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KAGARICE, Charles E. Jr.
1979-2012
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Feb 27 2012 - Charles E. Kagarice Jr., 32, Creighton, died Wednesday, February 22, 2012, due to a motorcycle accident near Harrisonville. Charles is survived by his parents, Chuck and Cheryl Kagarice of Creighton; his son, Austin Kagarice of Independence; a daughter, Briana Kagarice of Independence; one brother, Matthew Kagarice and his wife, Sandy, Creighton; maternal grandmother, Patricia Wram of Creighton; other relatives and many friends. Celebration of Life Services are pending under the direction of Dickey Funeral Home, Garden City.

KAGARICE, Rob Roy
1939-2011
Radford Cemetery, Deepwater Twp, Bates Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Sep 14 2011 - Rob Roy Kagarice, 72, Spruce, died Tuesday, September 13, 2011, at Kansas City Hospice House in Kansas City. He was born march 28, 1939, to Charles Elmer and Eva Harriett Groce Kagarice in Urich. Rob is survived by his wife of 50 years, Donna Kagarice of Spruce; one son, Roy Kagarice and wife, Cindy, Spruce; three daughters, Carol Bright and husband Gene, Tina Oerke and husband Neale, and Beverly Ward and husband Mike, all of Spruce; one brother, John Kagarice and wife Betty, Peculiar; a sister-in-law, Ruby Kagarice of Harrisonville; one brother-in-law, Jim Snodgrass and wife Julie, Holden; 10 grandchildren, Charity and husband Troy Engelhardt, Cole and wife Tina Kagarice, Jesse Kagarice and fiancee Jayme McManus, Shanie Kagarice and fiancee Keith Mitchelle, Lacie Kagarice, Lane, Weston, Garrett and Kale Oerke and Lexie Ward, and four great-grandchildren, Tanner Webber, Lily Kagarice, Hayden Engelhardt and Harper Mitchelle. He was preceded in death by his parents; six brothers, Charles Edward, Don, Jack, Carl, Gene and Walter, and three sisters, Hazel Smith, Emma Cooley and Mildred Leavell. Funeral services will be Thursday, September 15, at Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel in Butler. Burial will be in Radford Cemetery, Spruce.

KAHLE, Lloyd Elmer
1909-1995
Iconium Cemetery, Iconium, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Lloyd Elmer Kahle, 86, Clinton, did Friday, December 22, 1995, at the Golden Valley Memorial Hospital in Clinton. Mr. Kahle was born July 1, 1909, in Lincoln, Nebraska, the son of Francis and Rena (Jones) Kahle. He was married to Ruth Gover of Iconium on August 15, 1934, in Harrisonville. Mr. Kahle lived in Independence before moving to Clinton in 1989. Mr. Kahle worked as a refrigeration technician for the Vendo Co. for about 20 years retiring in 1973. He was a member of the Everett Christian Church but in recent years attended the Church of the Brethren in Kansas City and in Deepwater. He is survived by his wife, Ruth, of the home; his daughter, Joann, and her husband, Don Brooks of Clinton; two grandchildren, Lisa R. Linn, Disney, Oklahoma, and Linda C. Cummings of Kansas City; two great-grandchildren, Meagan N. Linn and Alyssa D. Linn, Disney, Oklahoma. He also leaves Ruth's brother and sisters, Leona Winter and family of Osceola, the family of Everett Gover, now deceased, David Gover of Kansas City and Evelyn Gover of Independence. Funeral services were held Tuesday, December 26, at the Consalus Funeral Home, Clinton. Burial was at Iconium Cemetery. Pall bearers were Rob Linn, Steve Cummings, Terry Howerton, Don Lynn, Bob Allen and Ben Gover, all members of Lloyd's family.

KAHLE, Ruth GOVER
1913-2005
Iconium Cemetery, Iconium, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Oct 31 2005 - Ruth Gover Kahle, 92, Clinton, died Friday, October 28, 2005, at Crown Care Center, Harrisonville. She was born February 22, 11913, at Iconium, daughter of Benjamin and Emma Scott Gover. On August 15, 1934, she married Lloyd E. Kahle. They had lived in the Kansas City area for many years where she was employed in the Notions Department of the Donnely Garment Co. She had resided in Clinton since 1989. Surviving are her daughter, Mrs. Don (Joann) Brooks of Clinton; two granddaughters, four great-grandchildren; two sisters, Leona Winter of Osceola and Evelyn Gover of Independence, and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Everett and Jack. Services were held Sunday, October 30, with burial in Iconium Cemetery, under the direction of Consalus Funeral Home.

KAHMANN, Leona Belle WILSON
1909-2000
Laurel Oak Cemetery (K), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Leona Belle Kahmann, 91, Windsor, Mo., formerly of Clinton, Mo., died Saturday, September 9, 2000, at the Windsor Healthcare and Rehabilitation Nursing Home, Windsor. She was born July 21, 1909, on a farm near Urich, Mo., the only child of James Olen and Lena Leota (Kirby) Wilson. She worked as an alterationist for many years in Clinton. She also worked for Brown Manufacturing, and as an office nurse for Dr. Bradshaw for 13 years. She married Ralph Bradley Kahamann May 3, 1931 at the First Baptist Church in Clinton, Mo. Ralph died September 27 1971. She was a longtime member of the First Baptist Church, active in Sunday school, choir, WMU, Amona Bible Study Group. She was a resident of Clinton until 1989 when her health failed and she moved to Sedalia where her daughter could care for her and then to Windsor, Mo. in February 1995. Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law Leatha and Bob Marker, Warrensburg, Mo.; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held September 12, 2000 at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial was in the Laurel Oaks Cemetery, Windsor, Mo.

KAHMANN, Ralph Bradley
1905-1971
Laurel Oak Cemetery (K), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Windsor MO - Ralph Bradley Kahmann was born in Windsor, Mo. on March 18, 1905, the son of August William and Katie Dell Bradley Kahmann. He passed away at the Clinton General Hospital September 27, 1971 after an illness of several months. He was married to the former Leona Wilson May 3, 1931 and they were blessed with one daughter, Leatha, who is now Mrs. Robert Marker of Sedalia, Mo. In addition to his wife and daughter Mr. Kahmann is survived by three brothers; Raymond H. Kahmann of Long Beach, California, Ernest E, Kahmann of Memphis, Tennessee and Earl W. Kahmann of Springfield, Mo. He also leaves three grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Mr. Kahmann was a member of the First Baptist Church in Clinton where he was a member of the choir and very active in church affairs as long as his health permitted. Funeral services were held September 29, at the first Baptist Church. Burial was in Laurel Oaks Cemetery, Windsor, Mo.

KAHN, Kenneth Wagoner "Pete"
1915-1992
Floral Hills Cemetery, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Word has been received of the death of Kenneth Wagoner (Pete) Kahn of Phoenix, Ariz. He leaves his wife, Susie, of the home and a daughter, Joyce Kahn Wilcox and family, also of Phoenix, Arizona. Mr. Kahn was with the Kahn Store in Montrose for many years. He and his wife owned and operated the Kahn Store in Deepwater and they also owned and operated a fabric store on the south side of the square in Butler. Also for a number of years he owned and operated a grocery store in Independence. Mr. Kahn was the uncle of Roberta Jeanne Toalson Miller, Nettie Mouse and Kay Holt, all of Urich, and Elnora Jordan of Neodesha, Kansas. Graveside services will be held Monday at the Floral Hill Cemetery.

KAHN, Max Purcell
1878-1922
Montrose Cemetery, Montrose, Deepwater Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Max Purcell Kahn died at his home on North 2nd street at 5 a.m., last Saturday, with organic heart trouble. He had his first attack of heart trouble when a small lad, following an attack of inflammatory rheumatism. He was taken to a celebrated specialist, who at first gave the family no hope, then took the case and did all within his power. He grew much better, but the doctor warned the family that if the heart attacks returned when he was grown, that nothing could be done. For several years he has had attacks and since last September, had been very ill much of the time, although part of the time he was able to be up. Last week a Kansas City specialist had been called, who advised complete rest, so the younger children were sent away so the house could be kept quiet. about tow hours before the final call came, his wife got him a drink and he said he had never slept so well for a long time. At five his wife was awakened by his gasping and he only drew two more breaths. Deceased was born June 7, 1878, at Montrose, Mo., where he grew to manhood, graduating from the Montrose public schools. He later attended Central College at Fayette, Mo. At the age of 18 he entered his father's store, where he applied himself well to the business of general merchandise and a few years later, he and his brother were taken into the firm. As the sons put their time into the business, it grew and grew until a branch store was started at Urich, which is equal to the Montrose store. Nearly two years ago, they moved here in order that their children might have the advantage of the Clinton high school. Since he lived here, he ran a wholesale produce business, never satisfied with having an idle minute on his hands. His health grew so bad, last fall it was decided best to quit his business here, but he still retained his interests in the Montrose and Urich stores. He was united in marriage July 1903 to Miss Mayme Grace Wagoner, who survives him with their four children: Charles Lehman, Maxine, Billy and Kenneth. He also leaves his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Sol Kahn, and one brother Carl of Montrose. Deceased was converted a number of years ago and united with the Montrose M.E. Church. Since moving to Clinton, he transferred his membership here. He was always a dutiful son, who loved his parents. He was most thoughtful of every wish and desire of his mother, and followed the wishes of his father. His home life was beautiful as he loved his wife and children, ever wanting them about him. He was unselfish and always desired the best for those he loved, no matter what was the personal cost to himself. Perhaps to 14 year old Billy, the shock of his father's death was greatest as the week before he bade his father a cherry good bye, and went to Y.M.C.A. Boy's Camp, as it seemed best for his father to be quiet. Billy is quite a fisherman, so saved his choicest and largest fish to bring home to his father. He did not learn of his death until he got home, as the boys could not bear to tell him. It was indeed a sad homecoming for the lad. Mrs. Kahn's father, Rev. W. F. Wagoner, her brother, C. W. Wagoner and sister Mrs. Dr. Hayden Osborne of Odessa, Mo., were all here for the funeral. The body was taken to the home of his parents in Montrose, where funeral services were conducted Monday morning with burial in Montrose Cemetery.

KAHN, Minnie
1872-1897
Hebrew Union Cemetery, Sedalia, Pettis Co, MO
Clinton MO, Feb 13 1897 - Died after a lingering illness of three months, with stomach troubles, Miss Minnie Kahn, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Sam Kahn. She quietly fell asleep Thursday afternoon at 3:25. She was 24 years old on the last 24th of December and leaves a large circle of friends, who will miss her sadly; also parents, two sisters and five brothers. The remains will be taken to Sedalia Sunday morning for internment in the Jewish cemetery.

KAHN, Ruby WAGONER
1882-1968
Odessa Cemetery, Odessa, Lafayette Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Mrs. Ruby Kahn, 85, Deepwater, died May 19, 1968 at a nursing home in Independence. She was born in Odessa, and has lived in Henry County 43 years before moving to Kansas City 18 months ago. Her father, the late Rev. Frank Wagoner, was one of the pioneer Methodist Ministers in western Missouri. She was a member of the Deepwater Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl Kahn. Funeral services were held Tuesday in Odessa, burial in Odessa Cemetery.

KAHN, Samuel
1833-1898
Hebrew Union Cemetery, Sedalia, Pettis Co, MO
Clinton MO, Jul 9 1898 - Sam Kahn, one of Clinton's best known citizens, died at his home peacefully while sitting in the chair Sunday morning about 10 after being sick only a short time. His faithful wife had left him only a few seconds, when he was discovered dead. deceased was born in Merzig, Germany September 21, 1833 and for over 40 years has been a resident of this city, raising an interesting family. He was a Mason and a charter member in the Jewish organization at Sedalia, where his remains were taken for burial Tuesday morning.

KAHN, Solomon
1844-1923
Montrose Cemetery, Montrose, Deepwater Twp, Henry Co, MO
Montrose MO - Solomon Kahn, son of Moses Kahn, was born June 4th, 1844, in Birkenfeld, the Duchy of Oldenburg. He was educated at the home school until the age of nine, then he was sent to Arlouze, Belgium, to attend a French Catholic school. At the age of 14, he could speak and write in three languages - German, Hebrew and French. He spent three years as an apprentice, learning the dry goods trade. He began clerkship in Brussels, Belgium. He came to the United States in 1868; spent two years in Macon, then came to Montrose. He was the youngest of a family of 13. Only one brother and five sisters survive him. His father and mother were Orthodox German Jews. The religious training in the home was according to the strictest Jewish rules. Though separated from his people in early manhood, he had observed and kept holy many of the Jewish customs, and his happiest moments were in remembering his mother's and father's training. He was very charitable towards all religions. He gave materially and was ever willing to say there is good in all churches. He assisted in building churches in a radius of 25 or 30 miles around here. Since the year 1871 the name of Kahn has been favorably known over Henry county. Sol Kahn has had the distinction of being the oldest merchant in the southern part of Henry county and Montrose. The name Kahn is recognized as an honorable one and their goods as dependable. An extensive business has been built up from a small beginning in 1871. He saved $100 and when he came to Macon invested it in dry goods. Then in Montrose in partnership with Louis Baum, he purchased the store, which had been founded and operated by Kahn and David. At the end of two years, Mr. Kahn purchased his partner's interest and operated the business under his own name. The store progressed from year to year from a store carrying a stock of $4000 to a store with a stock of from 30 to 40 thousand dollars. A large building was erected in 1884. In 1904 an addition was built to care for the growing business. Of late years Mr. Kahn had retired from the active management and the Kahn Commercial Co. was organized in 1908 to operate the business. While Mr. Kahn held a substantial interest in the business, his son Carl Kahn is president of the company; Ed Rock, Secretary, and Max Kahn, another son, was manager. Mr. Kahn was married in 1876 to Miss Kate Marsh, born in Illinois, a daughter of George Marsh, one of the early settlers of Henry county. The children of this union are Max and Carl, successful merchants; Mr. Max Kahn died one year ago in June. Mrs. S. Kahn and son Carl, survive their father and loved husband. Mr. Kahn was a Democrat but never took any active part in political matters. He adheres to the faith of his fathers and was of Jewish persuasion in religious matters. If he was a friend he would go all the way with you and always carried out a promise in a deal, although he lost money on it. He was a man of vital energy and up until the last two or three weeks was always down at the store and helping look after their business. He suffered severely with heart trouble and though expecting his death in the near future, it came as somewhat of a shock to his many friends. The funeral services were held at his home Saturday morning at 9:30. Burial was made in the Montrose cemetery.

KAISER, Aimee Jo
1989-2007
Englewood Cemetery (K), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 11 2007 - Aimee Jo Kaiser was born on February 24, 1989, with her identical twin sister Anne Marie, in Kansas City. She died March 24, 2007, the result of an automobile accident. She made her decision to trust Jesus as her Savior and was baptized on December 24, 2000, along with her father Sam, and twin sister Anne, at Northeast Baptist Church, where she was a member. Aimee's true passions were her family and sports activities. Sports interested her in both aspects, whether it was playing against tough competition or cheering on her favorite team. Aimee from birth was a Mizzou Tiger for life. She attended Clinton High School for four years and while there she lettered four times at the varsity level in golf. Her golf achievements consisted of winning the conference championship twice, a two-time individual district champ and her senior year the team took the district title as well. In addition, Aimee was a two-time state medalist. A standout highlight in her golfing career was making a hole-in-one as a 14-year-old at the Starburst Golf Tournament in Waco, Texas. Not only could she hit it long and straight, she was an outstanding basketball point guard for the Lady Cardinals for three years. Aimee's loving family consists of parents Sam and Lisa Kaiser; twin sister Anne Marie; brother Patrick Daniel; maternal grandparents Darrel and Barbara Waisner of Springfield; paternal grandparents Denzel and Emaleta Kaiser of Liberty; Aunt Mindy Campbell and husband Rick, cousins Sarah and Ty of Fort Worth, Texas; Aunt Vicki Kaiser and cousins, Jamie and Mike of Raytown; Uncle Larry Kaiser and wife Diane of St. Augustine, Florida, and cousins Kurtis of Kennesaw, Georgia, and Kristina of Fairfax, Virginia, and a host of friends. Funeral services were held at the Benson Center, Clinton, on Wednesday, March 28. Interment was in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

KAISER, Elizabeth Frances BROWN
1887-1937
Bethlehem Cemetery, Bethlehem Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Brooding over ill health and possibly the fear of becoming helpless, caused Mrs. Fred Kaiser, in her despondency, to take her own life by drowning in a pond of less than two feet of water, near her home, southeast of Clinton between 11:45 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. April 9. Friday at 11:45 a.m. she gave her son Homer a note to take to her husband's sister, Mrs. George Land, who lives on the Kaiser home place, about one-fourth mile north of Fred Kaiser's. The note said: "Fred has gone to town and don't let him or Homer come home alone for I am doing a terrible thing. Be sure someone is here when he comes. There is a note on the table. Goodbye, little sister, don't let anything out until Fred gets home. He will probably not be gone very long." The Lands rushed to the Kaiser home where they found the second note: "My darling Fred and Homer: Forgive me for what I have done and meet me in heaven, if God will forgive, but I feel like I can't endure any longer. This is a hard thing to do but it isn't as much as leaving you and Homer - you have been so patient and good. Don't grieve for me, just try to be like I want you to be. Goodbye, God less you, and come over to the pond," where they found her lying face down in about two feet of water. One end of a piece of cloth had been tied to a flat iron, the other end about her neck. She was fully dressed, and her coat was at the edge of the pond. The coroner, Dr. S. B. Hughes, was called at once, and as he saw from the notes and other evidence that the case was suicide, no inquest was necessary. Her husband carried the body from the pond. Elizabeth Frances Brown was born August 18, 1876(?), near Calhoun, and married Fred Kaiser February 22, 1913. To this union was born a son Homer. Since their marriage, she and her husband lived on the farm except one year, when they lived in Clinton. Hers was a happy disposition, when in good health, with an independence of spirit that few possess. Since her illness last fall, she worried because she was unable to do her housework. The happiness of her husband and son was her first thought. She was an excellent neighbor, kind, willing to help. Deceased kept busy each moment of her life, taking pride in the upkeep of her house, sewing and mending. Last October she underwent an operation, and since seemed to grow weaker, yet she gallantly went about her work, assisted by her husband and son. Her sister-in-law meant much to her, for she liked to have her, as well as other neighbors, visit at the home. She was a member of the Christian church at Clinton, but usually attended Bethlehem, until her illness overwhelmed her. Besides her husband and son, she is survived by a brother John Brown, Clinton; a half-brother Wesley Smith, Sedalia, and half-sisters, Mrs. Ralph Pollard, Kansas City; Mrs. Ezra Ancell, Moberly; Mrs. Walter Ancell, Joplin. Funeral services were conducted at the Bethlehem church Sunday with burial in the cemetery nearby.

KAISER, Kenneth Marvin
1922-1939
Englewood Cemetery (K), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - (Kenneth Kaiser and Peggy Adair were killed in an auto accident on Highway 52, south of Clinton, at 12 o'clock noon on July 4, 1939) - Kenneth Kaiser, born January 14, 1922, was one of the finest and most promising boys that had grown up in Clinton in many years. He also attended the Washington Grade School, where his artistic ability was one of his distinguishing assets. A bright and alert student, he went on to the Clinton High School, where he was unusual as a commercial student and a leader in all groups. He was a member of the Glee Club and was the most gifted member of Miss Peckenpaugh's Art Club, and ever ready to make posters for all school activities, also was on the Student Council. His aunt, Miss Edna Kaiser, who teaches in St. Louis, was interested in the art work of her young nephew and helped him greatly with ideas and technicalities. Kenneth was active in the Hi-Y having been elected its secretary for the coming year and had derived much pleasure and profit from the Rotary Club Hobby Club last year, his entries attracted much comment at the Fair held in May. For three years he had been employed by the Barnett Grocery House where his good-natured energy, his courtesy and cleverness made him a general favorite. During the winter he worked after school and on Saturdays and in the summers all the week. He arranged many of the window displays at the wholesale house which often drew voluntary and favorable comment from the public as well as salesmen, who were there on business. Most important, Kenneth was a Christian, member of the Presbyterian Church where he was in C. E. Boye's Sunday school class and had been practicing for a part in a religious drama to be presented at the church Sunday night, July 9. Monday July 10, Kenneth planned to go to the Boy Scout camp at Osceola, and always ready as is the true scout, had his kit and scout box packed, for the trip. He was a Star Scout and this winter hoped to take examinations to become a Life Scout. Little did this splendid boy realize that the Great Scout Master, who guards and directs every Scout, was ready for him to come to the Camp Eternal. A Scout, always prepared, so was Kenneth - equally prepared for eternity as for l9iving. Kenneth was ready, and those who loved and admired him most find solace that he is with the God from whom his brave young life came. Kenneth is survived by his parents, and a sister, Doris Ann, and two brothers, Wendell and Donald, of the home, also his maternal grandfather, Walter Garrett, who makes his home at the Kaisers and is seriously ill with paralysis; and his paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. A. Kaiser, who live two blocks furter east on Ohio Street. The Kaiser funeral will be at the Presbyterian church, to which Kenneth belonged, on Thursday. Burial will be in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

KAISER, Lillie M. SHOTWELL
1867-1925
Bethlehem Cemetery, Bethlehem Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Mrs. Raymer Kaiser died Tuesday morning at 5 o'clock, after years of suffering with diabetes and complications. During the last two months a nephew Howard Shotwell, from Minnesota, had been ministering to her wants and giving her the most devoted care. Fore more than two years, Mrs. E. A. Emery, the Red Cross visiting nurse, has visited her, bathing and giving her every attention to make the weary days of suffering more possible to bear. In this case, as in many others, she has been an angel of mercy, bringing not only material comfort to the dear afflicted one, but also bringing cheer and Christian service. Deceased was a good Christian woman, who as long as she was able ministered to the needs of her neighborhood, and was ever ready with a sherry smile and a helping hand. Even to the last she bore her great suffering with fortitude. She was a member of the Woodman Circle, also of the Knights and Ladies of Security and Bethlehem Baptist church. Her father, J. W. Shotwell, who is in very poor health, lives near Coal with his daughter Mrs. Ethel Austin. She also leaves a sister Mrs. G. W. Smith, in Coffeyville, Kas.; three brothers - Wesley Shotwell, Clinton; Abel Shotwell, Atlanta, Ga.; Artie Shotwell, Lafayette, Colo. She also leaves her beloved husband and two grandchildren - Frances and Robert, who live with their mother at Houston, Mo. Her only son died several years ago. Her body was taken to the Sims-Wilkinson Undertaking rooms and prepared for burial. The funeral services were conducted at the Bethlehem Baptist church, with interment in the cemetery near by.

KALBERLOH, George F.
1922-1995
Valley Center Cemetery, Butler Twp, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - George F. Kalberloh, 73, Lowry City, died Thursday, November 30, 1995, at his home. Mr. Kalberloh was born near Lowry City and was a lifelong area resident and farmer. He was a former member of the Lowry City School Board and an ASC member for many years. He was an Army veteran of WWII. He was a longtime member of the Valley Center United Church of Christ. He is survived by his wife Ruth, of the home; three sons, Gale, Fred and Jim Kalberloh, all of Lowry City; three daughters, Mrs. Donna Hughes and Mrs. Sharon McLerran of Lowry City, and Mrs. Nancy Holt of Blue Springs; 13 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be Sunday, December 3, at the Valley Center United Church of Christ. Burial will be in Valley Center Cemetery.

KALBERLOH, Lois Ruth EDDLEMAN
1927-2008
Valley Center Cemetery, Butler Twp, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Sep 22 2008 - Mrs. Ruth Kalberloh, 80, Lowry City, died Saturday, Sept. 20, 2008, at Truman Lake Manor in Lowry City. Funeral services will be Tuesday, Sept. 23, at the Valley Center United Church of Christ near Deepwater. Burial will be in Valley Center Cemetery.

KALTENBACH, Earl W.
1933-2004
Englewood Cemetery (K), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Dec 30 2004 - Earl W. Kaltenbach, 71, Clinton, died December 7, 2004, at St. Luke's Hospital, Kansas City. He was born November 5, 1933, in Quincy, Illinois, to Earl W. and Lola Clara (Lawrence) Kaltenbach Sr. Earl retired from O'Reilly Automotive in 1998. He was a member of Northeast Baptist Church, Clinton, where he was the worship leader, taught an adult Sunday School class, served on many committees, as well as working many months on the new church building. Earl loved his Lord with all his heart and it showed in his smile, attitude and joy in his witness. Earl will be missed by all who knew and loved him. He leaves his wife Billie, of the home; three sons, Michael Valverde and Jeffery Valverde, both of Kansas City, and Mark Kaltenbach of Quincy, Illinois; two daughters, Patty Brennecka of Polo and Tammy Kaltenbach of Quincy, Illinois. Also surviving are his brother Aaron Kaltenbach and wife Judy, Katy, Texas, and his brother-in-law Merle McCaffey, Polo, Illinois; six grandchildren, Jason Grandstaff, Joshua Grandstaff, Diana Valverde, Vanessa Valverde, Christian Valverde and Brittany Leavell, and three great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at Northeast Baptist Church Thursday, December 9. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

KALWEI, Agnes J. FESSLER
1911-2000
Lee's Summit Historical Cemetery, Lee's Summit, Jackson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 4 2001 - Agnes J. Kalwei was born July 10, 1911, in Montrose, the daughter of Frank and Anna (Peoples) Fessler. She departed this life on December 20, 2000, at Crown Care Center in Harrisonville at the age of 89 years. She was united in marriage to Joseph H. Kalwei on May 22, 1934. To this union five children were born. Joe and Agnes lived in the Germantown-Montrose area where they farmed until 1975 when they moved to Lee's Summit. She loved to cook for her family and apple pie was her specialty. She loved sewing and working with flowers. Her husband, parents, three brothers and six sisters preceded her in death. She is survived by three daughters, JoAnn and husband, Willard Jurgensmeyer of Lee's Summit, Patricia and husband, Jim Sanders of Lee's Summit, Mary Lou and husband, Steve Swigart of Lamoni, Iowa; two sons, Robert Kalwei and wife Sue of Harrisonville, and Richard Kalwei and wife, Rebecca of Odessa, and one sister, Mary Brownsberger of Montrose. She had 20 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were at Our Lady of Presentation, Lee's Summit, on Tuesday, December 26. Burial was in the Lee's Summit Cemetery. Pall bearers were her grandsons, Brent, Robert and Troy Sanders, Terry and Joe Spring and Tony Kalwei.

KALWEI, Benjamin H.
1914-2011
St. Marys Cemetery, Montrose, Deepwater Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Aug 8 2011 - Benjamin H. Kalwei, 97, Montrose, died on Friday, August 5, 2011, at his home in Montrose. Benjamin was born on February 5, 1914, to John Gerard and Josephine (Putthoff) Kalwei of Montrose. He lived his entire life in the Montrose area as a farmer. He married Geneva Elizabeth Cook and together they raised six children. Benjamin was a faithful member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church of Montrose. Besides farming, he loved to sing. His grandchildren, great-grandchildren and random guests were regularly entertained with renditions of such classics as "Detour" and "Time Changes Everything." His memories of times past included the icehouse and one-row corn-pickers frequently entertained his guests. Preceding him in death were his parents; his wife; one daughter, Andrea Schell; one grandson, Jeremy Kalwei, and 12 brothers and sisters. Survivors include his children, Timothy Kalwei and wife Gladys, Montrose, Carolyn Kalwei of Wheat Ridge, CO, Martha Gragg and husband Ron, Montrose, Steven Kalwei of Montrose and Anthony Kalwei and wife Patty, Montrose; two sisters, Regina Cook of Sedalia and Josephine Cook of Independence; nine grandchildren, several great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. A Rosary service will be conducted on Monday, August 8, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Montrose, followed by family visitation. A Funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday, August 9, also at the church. Interment will follow the Mass at St. Mary's Cemetery in Montrose.

KALWEI, Edward Anthony "Ed"
1918-2006
St. Marys Cemetery, Montrose, Deepwater Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Aug 7 2006 - Edward Anthony "Ed" Kalwei, 88, Kansas City, formerly from the Montrose and Clinton area, died Saturday, August 5, 2006. Funeral mass will be held Monday, August 7, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, with burial in St. Mary’s Cemetery. Ed was born January 11, 1918, at Montrose, son of John and Josephine Putthoff Kalwei. He was a farmer and had served in the United States Army during WWII. He married the former Wilma Grace Sexson. He loved all animals especially horses. Ed was a member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church and the American Legion for over 50-years. He is preceded in death by his parents, a son, Kenneth Anthony Kalwei, three brothers, Leonard, Paul and John Kalwei, two sisters, Odella Licher and Bernadine Greufe. Survivors include his wife, Wilma; four daughters, Jo Anne Goddard Brakeville, Mary Josephine Kalwei, Jeanette Florence Delaune and husband Paul, Janet Marie Shipers and husband Scott; one brother, Benjamin Kalwei; four sisters, Margaret Greufe, Theresa Cook, Regina Cook, Josephine Cook and husband Paul; two grandchildren, Tina Ann Jones and husband David; Barry Eugene Brakeville and wife Beckie; two great grandchildren, Brandon and Taylor Jones; plus other numerous relatives and friends.

KALWEI, Florence J.
1915-2000
St. Marys Cemetery, Montrose, Deepwater Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 4 2000 - Florence J. Kalwei, 84, Montrose, died Sunday, January 2, 2000, at Clinton Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center. She is survived by five daughters, Sharon Goth of Clinton, Janice Kalwei of Covina, California and Betty Klass of Montrose, Kathy Gengler of Appleton City and Donna Vogel of Lee's Summit; two sons, Eugene Kalwei of Overland Park, Kansas, and Larry Kalwei of Harrisonville; 16 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. Funeral mass will be Wednesday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Montrose, with burial in St. Mary's Cemetery, Montrose.

KALWEI, Geneva E. COOK
1919-1992
St. Marys Cemetery, Montrose, Deepwater Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Mrs. Geneva E. Kalwei, 73, Montrose, died early Monday, December 21, 1992 at her home. She was a member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church and altar Sodality. Survivors include her husband Ben of the home; three sons, Timothy Kalwei, Steven Kalwei and Andrew Kalwei, all of Montrose; three daughters, Carolyn Kalwei of Denver, Colorado, Martha Gragg, Montrose, and Andrea Schell of Appleton City; 4 brothers, Bernard Cook of St. Louis, Irwin Cook of Prescott, Az., Joe Cook of Urich, and Paul Cook of Independence; one sister, Alma Tenholder of Montrose; 9 grandchildren. Funeral services will be Saturday, December 26, 1992 at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Montrose. Burial will be in the St. Mary's Cemetery, Montrose.

KALWEI, Hugo John
1911-1994
St. Ludger Cemetery, Deepwater Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Hugo John Kalwei, 83, Montrose, died at his home Thursday, April 21, 1994. Mr. Kalwei spent nearly all of his life in the Montrose area where he was a farmer and construction worker, retiring in 1974. He was a member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Montrose. He was united in marriage to Rita Teeman on May 30, 1939, at St. Ludger's Catholic Church in Germantown. To this union four children were born. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife and one brother Joe Kalwei. He is survived by two sons, Thomas J. and Marcellus Kalwei, both of Raytown; two daughters, Carol Jackson of Kansas City, and Linda Hilte of Montrose; one sister, Lois Mucke of Harrisonville; seven grandchildren; six step-grandchildren; two great-grandchildren, and a host of family and friends. He was always a very devoted and loving husband and father, and his family and grandchildren were very special to him. He enjoyed farming and was proud of his cattle, pickup and his dog. He will be sadly missed by his family and friends. Funeral services were at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Montrose, Saturday, April 23. Burial was in the St. Ludger's Cemetery, Germantown.

KALWEI, John William
1924-2003
St. Marys Cemetery, Montrose, Deepwater Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 22 2003 - John William Kalwei, 78, Montrose, died at the Clinton Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Clinton Tuesday, April 22, 2003. Mr. Kalwei attended the business college in Sedalia and later was with the Taylor & Wagner firm and worked at Whiteman Air Force Base. He is survived by two brothers, Ben Kalwei of Montrose and Ed Kalwei of Clinton; four sisters, Margaret Greufe of Milo, Iowa, Theresa Cook of St. Louis, Josephine Cook of Independence and Regina Cook of Sedalia. Funeral mass will be Friday, April 25, at Immaculate Conception Church in Montrose with burial in St. Mary's Cemetery.

KALWEI, Leonard Henry
1904-1994
St. Marys Cemetery, Montrose, Deepwater Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Leonard Henry Kalwei, 89, died Thursday, July 7, 1994, at Warsaw Health Care Center. Mr. Kalwei, son of John Gerard and Josephine M. (Putthoff) Kalwei, was born November 4, 1904, in Germantown. At the age of four his family moved to Montrose where he lived until 1991 when he moved to Lee's Summit. He served on the Board of Senior Housing in Montrose and other boards through the years. He was very active in the Montrose community and loved to help others. Mr. Kalwei farmed for a living and enjoyed calling square dances. He was a member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Montrose. Leonard and his wife, Orpha, moved to the Warsaw Health Care Center in April of 1994. He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, Paul, and one sister, Della. Survivors include his wife, Orpha, of the home; one son, Harold Kalwei and wife Shirley, of Warsaw; three brothers, Ben and John Kalwei, both of Montrose, Ed Kalwei of Clinton; five sisters, Regina Cook of Sedalia, Theresa Cook of St. Louis, Bernadine Greufe of Iowa Falls, Ia., Margaret Greufe of Milo, Ia., and Josephine Cook of Independence; six grandchildren, Harold Jr., Shanda, Brett, Donna, Larry and Janie and nine great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the Montrose Immaculate Conception Catholic Church Monday, July 11. Burial was in St. Mary's Cemetery, Montrose.

KALWEI, Orpha Elizabeth GOTH
1910-1998
St. Marys Cemetery, Montrose, Deepwater Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Orpha Elizabeth Kalwei, 88, Clinton, died Saturday, November 21, 1998, at Golden Valley Hospital, Clinton. She is survived by one son Harold Kalwei of Belton; one brother Ernest Goth of Clinton; six grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Funeral mass will be Wednesday, November 25, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Montrose, with burial in St. Mary's Cemetery, Montrose.

KALWEI, Steven Paul
1954-2012
St. Marys Cemetery, Montrose, Deepwater Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, May 29 2012 - Steven Paul Kalwei, 57, son of Benjamin Henry and Genevieve Elizabeth "Geneva" (Cook) Kalwei, was born June 22, 1954, in Appleton City and died May 25, 2012, at his home near Montrose with his loving family at his side. Steven's entire life was spent in the Montrose area, attending and graduating from Montrose High School. He had chosen farming as his vocation, raising Angus cattle, hogs and row crops, including beans, corn and wheat. Steven and Rosa Engeldorf were life-partners, spending the last 22 years working and enjoying their time together. Preceding Steven in death were his parents, Ben and Geneva Kalwei; a sister, Andrea Schell; and a nephew, Jeremy Kalwei. Survivors include his life-partner Rosa Engeldorf of the home; siblings, Tim Kalwei and wife Gladys, Montrose, Carolyn Kalwei, Denver, Colorado, Martha and husband Ron Gragg, Montrose, and Anthony Kalwei and wife Pat, Montrose; several nieces and nephews. A memorial Funeral Mass will be held at Immaculate conception Catholic Church in Montrose on Friday, June 1. Interment will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Montrose.

KALWEI, Wilma Grace SEXSON GODDARD
1919-2007
St. Marys Cemetery, Montrose, Deepwater Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Dec 14 2007 - Wilma Grace Kalwei, 87, Kansas City, died Thursday, December 13, 2007, at Kansas City Hospice House, Kansas City. Mass of Christian burial will be held Monday, December 17, at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Montrose with burial in St. Mary's Cemetery. Born December 16, 1919, daughter of Charles W. and Nona (King) Sexson. She married Leo Goddard on March 4, 1940. He died in active service during World War II. They had one child, Jo Anne Brakeville. She then married Edward Kalwei on September 2, 1950. She was preceded in death by her parents; first husband, Leo Goddard, and second husband, Edward Kalwei; one son Kenneth Anthony Kalwei; two brothers, Jesse and Pete Sexson, and one sister Dorothy DeLa. Survivors include four daughters, Jo Anne Brakeville, Mary Josephine Kalwei, Jeanette Florence (Paul) Delaune, Janet Marie (Scott) Shipers; two grandchildren, Tina Anne (David) Jones and Barry Eugene (Beckie) Brakeville; two great-grandchildren, Brandon and Taylor Jones; two step-grandchildren, Blake and Belinda Mitchell; two sisters, Mary Gregg and Fern Taylor, plus several nieces and nephews.

KAMM, Kaitlynn Rose
1995-1995
Englewood Cemetery (K), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Kaitlynn Rose Kamm, infant daughter of Patricia Kamm of Clinton, died Wednesday, September 7, 1995, at the Western Missouri Medical Center in Warrensburg. Graveside services will be Saturday, September 9, at the Englewood Cemetery, Clinton. Survivors include her mother, Patricia Kamm, and grandparents, Eugene and Joan Peak of Clinton.

KAMMERICH, Andrew S. "Andy"
1918-2007
Saint Andrews Cemetery, Tipton, Moniteau Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Aug 13 2007 - Andrew S. Kammerich, age 89, of Warsaw, passed away Friday, August 10, 2007, at the Warsaw Health and Rehabilitation Center in Warsaw. He was born on August 8, 1918, in Syracuse, Missouri, the son of Andrew and Rosemary Heinnen Kammerich. Andy was married to his hometown sweetheart, Laura Richey on November 8, 1941 at Tipton, Missouri. They soon moved to Tipton where he worked for the Hercules Powder Plant in DeSota, Kansas for three years. He then started his own concrete wall construction company in 1949. In 1955, they moved to Warsaw where they would raise their daughter, Andrea Kay. Andy started a Ford Tractor Company in Warsaw which he owned and operated for seven years. He then returned to the concrete business full time and operated a very successful commercial concrete business, retiring in 1981. He followed his motto of "Find something no one else wants to do, do it and you will come out very well." Andy was very active in the St. Ann’s Catholic Church and was one of the first Eucharistic Ministers at St. Ann’s. He was instrumental in forming the Jay Harris Council of the Knights of Columbus and helped with the development of their first hall as well as obtaining their present hall. Andy served as a director of the Osage Valley Bank, now known as Hawthorn Bank, for over 30 years. Following his retirement, Andy and his wife, Laura, spent many countless days and nights in the motor home traveling all 50 states and several countries, which included two visits to the Holy Land. They were members of a RV Club and spent many nights camping and enjoying the friendships they made. His devoted wife of 58 years, Laura "Shorty" Kammerich preceded him in death on February 28, 2000. Surviving is his daughter, Andrea (Andi Kay) White, of St. Louis, Missouri, two grandchildren, Brock Hockman of Kansas City, Mo., and Misty Hockman of St. Louis, and a great-grandson, Aiden Levi Hockman, other relatives and friends. Andy's life reflects a commitment to his family, church and community and he will be sadly missed. Funeral services and mass will be Tuesday, August 14, 2007, at St. Ann’s Catholic Church. Burial will be in St. Andrews Cemetery in Tipton.

KAMMERT, Mary CALVIN BANNING
1898-1995
Englewood Cemetery (K), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Graveside services for Mary C. Banning Kammert, 96, were held Monday, June 12, 1995, at the Englewood Cemetery. Mrs. Kammert died Friday, June 9, at the Golden Valley Memorial Hospital. She is survived by a son, Bob Banning of Branson; six grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

KAMPE, Addie Mae SHIFFLETT
1906-2005
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Aug 31 2005 - Addie Mae Kampe was born May 1, 1906, in Humansville, to Gus and Ida Shifflett. She died at Cass Medical Center, Harrisonville, on August 5, 2005, at the age of 99 years. She was a homemaker. She was married to Arch Kampe, who preceded her in death. She enjoyed crocheting and making quilts for her family. She loved playing cards, especially with her great-grandchildren. Addie enjoyed life and lived by herself until she was 98-years-old when a stroke disabled her. Addie was preceded in death by her husband Arch; son Leonard (Gene) and a daughter, Ina Mae Mothersbaugh. She is survived by daughter, Nina Christy and husband Don, and one daughter-in-law Elsie Kampe, as well as 13 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren, seven great-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Addie will be lovingly missed by all who knew her. Funeral services were held at Vansant-Mills Chapel, Clinton, on Sunday, August 7. Burial was in Clinton Memory Gardens Cemetery, Clinton.

KAMPE, Anna Pearl SMITH
1908-1992
Englewood Cemetery (K), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Mrs. Anna Pearl Kampe was born April 17, 1908, near Clinton, the daughter of William H. and Eliza Jane (Evans) Smith. She departed this life May 27, 1992, at St. Luke's Hospital, Kansas City, at the age of 84 years, one month, 10 days. She was united in marriage to Gus Harry Kampe on March 21, 1928. She was an assembly worker at the Lake City Army Ammunition Plant before her retirement. She was a member of the United Methodist Church and the American Legion Auxiliary, both in Garden City. She had lived near Calhoun before moving to Garden City in 1951. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Gus Kampe on August 5, 1971; one son Roy Lee Kampe; six brothers and five sisters. She is survived by nieces and nephews, other relatives and many friends. Funeral services were Saturday, May 30, 1992, at the Dickey Chapel in Garden City. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery.

KAMPE, Betty Lou
1941-1993
Englewood Cemetery (K), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Mrs. Betty Lou Kampe, 51, Independence, died Sunday, April 25, 1993 at Research Medical Center, Kansas City. She was a native of Arkansas and was married to Harless F. Kampe, formerly of Clinton. She was a member of Tri-City Baptist Church in Independence. Survivors include her husband Harless of the home; three sons, Terry, Tony and Tim Kampe, all of Independence; two sisters, Nora Hinchey of Independence and Delaine Holder of Little Rock; two grandsons. Funeral services will be Tuesday at the Speaks Suburban Chapel in Independence, with graveside services at Englewood Cemetery in Clinton.

KAMPE, Carl Dean
1950-2011
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jun 8 2011 - Carl Dean Kampe was born on March 29, 1950 in Clinton, the son of Melvin Leroy and Edna Faye (Creach) Kampe and died May 6, 2011 at his home in Clinton at the age of 61 years. Carl led a full life, from working at GM to owning Crazy Carl's BBQ. He was a worker. He would lend a hand whenever and wherever needed. Carl loved fishing, drinking coffee, listening to music, shooting the breeze with friends, and sitting on the front porch on a nice day enjoying the sunshine and the excitement of what may come. His all-time favorite activity was seeing and playing with his grand kids. Carl's life was complete when his family was surrounding him while he was cooking up a batch of fish or smoking burgers on the grill. He loved making jokes and putting a smile on someone's face. One thing for sure, this man never knew a stranger. Some of his favorite sayings were "Believe half of what you see and none of what you hear, and you'll be okay;" "Don't let your coon dog's mouth overload your puppy dog's a--, and "Don't make me knock the "K" out of you. He is survived by his wife, Joni, mother, Edna, sister, Virginia, and brother, Marty. His children, Troy and wife Taryn, Shane and fiancee Josie, Emily and husband Jeff, Tine Sled and wife Farrah, Wesley and fiancee Rachel, Sherman and girlfriend Brittany. He is also survived by seven amazing grandchildren, Taylor 12, Avery 6, Julia 5, Quinn 4, Tine Jr. 3, Jet 2, and Graham 2. He also leaves behind nieces, nephews, and many other relatives and friends. Memorial services were held at Vansant-Mills Chapel Wednesday, May 11, 2011.

KAMPE, Carol Rose SMITH
1939-2012
Englewood Cemetery (K), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jul 10 2012 - Carol Rose Smith was born July 16, 1939, in Henry County to William E. Smith and Mary Ella (Mantonya) Smith. Carol was baptized in August 1952 and joined Oak Grove Methodist Church in Urich. She was a member until it disbanded in the late '70s. She then became a member of the Clinton United Methodist Church in November 2001. On July 20, 1957, she was married to Virgil Lee Kampe in Sedalia at the Methodist parsonage. To this union was born Rickie Lee Kampe and Brenda Kay Kampe. Carol was preceded in death by her parents, William and Mary Smith; husband of 39 years, Virgil Kampe, and daughter, Brenda Kay Harbaugh. She is survived by her son, Rickie Lee Kampe; beautiful granddaughter, Christina Elizabeth Harbaugh; two brothers, Nelson Smith and wife Dottie, and John Smith and wife Mary Lou, and sister, Nancy Smith. Carol died Monday, May 28, 2012, at Golden Valley Memorial Hospital, Clinton. Funeral services were held Friday, June 1, at Vansant-Mills Chapel. Interment was in Englewood Cemetery.

KAMPE, Elsie Pearl FIELDS
1938-2017
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Elsie Pearl Fields Kampe, 79 from Creighton, Missouri passed away on December 23, 2017 at Golden Years Retirement Community, Harrisonville, Missouri. Elsie was born to Edward and Maude (Robinson) Fields on March 12, 1938, one of fourteen children. She married Leonard (Gene) Kampe on July 1, 1955 and to this union was born 7 children. She enjoyed woodworking, camping and her family. She is survived by Evelyn Vansel and husband Aubrey of Urich, Janice Layton of Warrensburg, Paul Kampe of Urich, Edith Gaddis and husband Doyle of Urich, Albert Kampe of Garden City, and Sara Barclay and husband Kevin of Raytown, Carrie Clark and husband Jerry of Liberty, 13 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, 5 great-great-grandchildren. Also siblings: Charles, Betty, Gladys, Robert, Dorothy, Elmer, Jackie, Barbara, Nadine, Everett, Mildred and families. Preceding Elsie in death were her husband, Leonard (Gene), parents Edward and Maude Fields, and siblings Helen and Donald. Visitation will be Thursday, December 28th, and services will be Friday, December 29th at Vansant-Mills Funeral Home, Clinton, Missouri. Interment will follow at Vansant Road Cemetery, Clinton.

KAMPE, Gus Harry
1896-1971
Englewood Cemetery (K), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - G. H. Kampe, fifth youngest of nine children of Laura Jane and William Kampe, was born December 22, 1896, in Henry County, near Calhoun, MO, and passed away August 5, 1971, at Wetzel Hospital at the age of 74 years, 7 months and 13 days. He lived most of his life near Calhoun, MO, until moving to Garden City 20 years ago. He was united in marriage March 21, 1928, to Anna Pearl Smith. To this union one child, a son, was born, who with four brothers and two sisters, preceded him in death. Mr. Kampe is survived by his wife, Anna; two brothers, Ernest and Rolla Kampe, of near Calhoun, MO; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends. Mr. Kampe was a loving and considerate husband and took great pride in his home, garden and flowers. He was widely known for the fine vegetables he grew. He attended the Methodist Church as long as his health permitted. He was never too busy to lend a helping hand to friends and neighbors and truly enjoyed doing so. Mr. Kampe was an Army veteran of World War I. Funeral services were held at the Atkinson-Dickey Chapel in Garden City, MO. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery in Clinton.

KAMPE, Laura Jane KEARNS
1870-1938
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, May 1938 - Death released the spirit of Mrs. John Kampe from earthly ties at 2:30 a.m. May 9, 1938, at her home about six miles west of Calhoun. She had been ill a number of years with a stomach disorder, at times in intense agony, but had been worse since Christmas and was bedfast about three months. Her going was quiet and peaceful, the calm that follows storm. Her only son at home, Rolla, was ever ready to do all in his power to alleviate his mother's sufferings and a granddaughter, Miss Lottie Miller of Coal, daughter of Mrs. Pearl Shifflett, gave her beloved grandmother tenderest care, and by her youth lightened the weary, pain-filled days for Mrs. Kampe. Her sister-in-law, Mrs. Mike Kearns, was with her, also a neighbor, Mrs. John Trolinger and all the children. Laura Kearns, daughter of Edward and Elizabeth Kearns, was born February 8, 1870, at Cincinnati, Ohio, and came to Henry County as a child with her parents where she had since lived. When about 20 she was united in marriage to John Kampe and to them were given nine children. Their home was near Calhoun, where all her life she enjoyed working outdoors with growing plants and her flock of poultry. She was devoted to her family and since the death of her husband three years ago, held the children and grandchildren closer to her. The home was always kept open to them and when her health permitted, she enjoyed visiting in their homes. She was a kind and good neighbor. Since a small child she had been a member of the Catholic church, being converted in Ohio. She is survived by the following children: Rolla of the home; John, Gus, Ed, Archie, Ernest and Herman, near Calhoun; Mrs. Bertha Wilson, Brownington, and Mrs. Pearl Shifflett, near Coal. There is also a sister, Mrs. Charles Hoehn, east of Clinton and brother Mike Kearns, northeast Clinton. There are 31 grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday at the Calhoun Christian Church. Burial in the Calhoun cemetery.

KAMPE, Leonard Eugene "Gene"
1936-1995
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Leonard Eugene "Gene" Kampe, 59, Creighton, died Saturday, December 16, 1995, at his home. He was born February 2, 1926, and raised in the Calhoun area. He married Elsie Pearl Fields on July 1, 1955. They moved to Urich in 1959. He adored his family and grandchildren. He was the only son of Archie and Addie (Shifflett) Kampe. His father died in 1969. Gene started with the Missouri State Highway and Transportation Department in July of 1959 and retired with 35 years of service on July 1, 1994. Gene considered his family as his greatest asset. A family gathering always included the stories, jokes and laughter of many. But all were taught to be given and received in good faith. After telling about his family at an awards banquet, he was once asked about his hobbies. His only reply was "I just told you, my children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren!" Gene liked watching the wild animals, especially the deer. He would walk through the timber just to enjoy the wildlife and the beauty around him. He gave each of us the ability to enjoy the simple things in life as he did. Dad was known as the peacemaker of the family. Anytime a conflict arose Dad always would come to the rescue. He made us see the other person's point of view. He wanted to keep peace among everyone in his family. To our dad the best Christmas present he could ever receive would be for all his family to be home for Christmas. He always overlooked the faults done to him. He always said, "Two wrongs don't make a right." Gene is survived by two sons and five daughters, Evelyn and husband Audrey Vansel of Urich, Janice Britz of Leeton, Paul and wife Carol of Independence, Edith and husband Chet Ayler of Harrisonville, Albert and wife Lori of Harrisonville, Sara and husband Kevin Barclay of Raytown and Carrie of the home; 16 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; his mother Addie Kampe of Clinton; two sisters, Nina and husband Don Christy of Windsor and Ina Mothersbaugh of Clinton, as well as several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held at the Vansant-Mills Chapel Tuesday, December 19. Burial was in the Clinton Memory Gardens Cemetery.

KAMPE, Melvin Leroy "Bud"
1926-1998
Englewood Cemetery (K), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Melvin Leroy Kampe, son of Ernest M. Kampe and Lorena Goucher Kampe, was born on December 19, 1926, near Shawnee Mound, and departed this life Wednesday, January 28, 1998, at his home. He spent his childhood days near Calhoun. Then in 1945, he enlisted in the United States Army and served two years. After returning home, he met and married Edna Fern Creach, daughter of Sherman and Mayme Creach. They were married on June 21, 1947. They had four children, Virginia, Lonnie, Carl and Marty. He was preceded in death by his oldest son Lonnie Leroy Kampe on July 20, 1972. He was also preceded in death by his mother and father and oldest sister Laura. He is survived by his wife Edna, with whom he celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary this past June 21, 1997; his daughter Virginia Kampe Hughes and her husband Ronnie of Springhill, Louisiana; two sons, Carl Dean Kampe and his wife Joni of Clinton,and Marty Lynn Kampe and his wife Jennifer of Calhoun, and daughter-in-law, Aletha Kampe of Lee's Summit; his eight grandchildren, Brian Kampe of Lee's Summit, Angela Hughes Dod of Nashville, Arkansas, Troy Kampe of Tempe, Arizona, Garin Shane Kampe of Lee's Summit, Amy Hughes Otwell of Springhill, Louisiana; Wesley and Sherman Kampe of Clinton and Brittany Kampe of Calhoun; his two brothers, Chester and Vernon, and his four sisters, Evelena, Irene, Esther and Darlene, and a host of nieces and nephews, family and friends. His sisters nicknamed his Bud when they were little. Bud spent his life as an electrician. He wired many houses and businesses in Clinton, Calhoun and surrounding areas. When his health made it too difficult for him to continue to work, he and his wife enjoyed traveling and attending bluegrass festivals. He was a member of the Christian Church of Garden City. He was a charter member of Golden valley Bluegrass Club. Bud and Edna enjoyed countless hours at bluegrass festivals all over the Midwest. They enjoyed visiting with their bluegrass family and listening to bluegrass music. Melvin loved his wife and loved for them to load up in their motor home and go to a bluegrass festival. They enjoyed their time together at home watching wildlife that would come upon the porch to eat. He loved his children and was very proud of each of them. To his life came eight grandchildren, who ranged in age from 28 to 5. With each one brought anew joy to him. He will be missed by all who knew him. Funeral services were held at the Vansant-Mills Chapel, Saturday, January 31. Burial was in the Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

KAMPE, Nancy Alice SHIFFLETT
1900-2001
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Oct 31 2001 - Nancy Alice Shifflett Kampe, 101, Clinton, died Tuesday morning, October 30, 2001, at Golden Valley Hospital. She was born May 27, 1900, near Calhoun, the daughter of Duff Shifflett and Mary Lavina (Riley) Shifflett. She married Edward Kampe on April 9, 1913. Survivors include Margueriete Kinney, Elva Wilson and Jennavea Ridgway; nine grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren, several great-great-grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by an infant son and two daughters, Edna Hicks and Shirley Sapp; two brothers, Jake Shifflett and Jim Bert Shifflett. She was a member of Calhoun Baptist Church. Funeral services will be held Thursday, November 1, at Sickman-Dunning Funeral Home in Clinton. Burial will be in Calhoun Cemetery.

KAMPE, Robert Howard
1927-2011
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Nov 7 2011 - Robert Howard Kampe, 84, Windsor, died Friday, November 4, 2011, at St. Luke's Hospital, Kansas City. Funeral Services will be Tuesday, November 8, at Vansant-Mills Chapel, Clinton, with interment in Calhoun Cemetery. One of six children, Bob was born on January 9, 1927, to John W. and Stella C. (Kinney) Kampe. He married Yvonne (Bonnie) F. Wareham on February 21, 1953. Bonnie was the love of his life for 58 years. Bob and Bonnie had three children, Robert M., Gary R. and Sue. He served in the military during two wars - Merchant Marines in World War II and in the Army during the Korean War. Bob was a Local 83 Union Boilermaker for 43 years as a part of the International Brotherhood of Boilermakers, Iron Ship Builders, Blacksmiths, Forgers and Helpers, based in Kansas City. Working in several Midwestern states, Bob helped to build water towers and power plants all over the midwest, retiring in 1989. Bob enjoyed hunting and fishing with his sons and grandchildren and traveling with his wife. Bob is survived by his wife, Bonnie; children, Robert Michael (Phyllis) Kampe of Fulton, Illinois, Gary (Kay) Kampe of Camanche, Iowa, and Sue Kampe of Windsor; seven grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Bob was preceded in death by his parents and his siblings.

KAMPE, Rolla H.
1911-1997
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Rolla H. Kampe, 86, Clinton, died Thursday, December 25, 1997, at Golden Valley Hospital. He is survived by a stepdaughter, Helen Ruth of Kansas City and nieces and nephews, also a dear friend, Jessie Hicklin. Mr. Kampe was a veteran of World War II and worked at Clearfield Cheese for several years. Funeral services will be Saturday at the Sickman-Dunning chapel, with burial in Calhoun Cemetery.

KAMPE, Stella GOUCHER KINNEY
1899-1993
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Stella Kampe was born in Valentine, Nebraska the 13th of April, 1899, daughter of Henry and Susannah Goucher, and departed this life at Westwood Nursing Home, November 23, 1993 at the age of 94. Stella was raised on a homestead in northwest Nebraska. One of eleven children, she had a very colorful and exciting life. She loved to tell the story of when she was kidnapped by Indians as a small child and lived in a sod house on the Niabra River. At the young age of 15 she met and married her first husband Ira Shelton Kinney. From this union two children were born, Dewey and Dorothy. Her husband served in World War I where he was wounded in action. After returning to the states he died from the wounds. She then moved with her parents to Missouri in 1918. There Stella met John Kampe and fell in love. They caught a passenger train at Lewis Station and eloped to Fort Scott, Kansas where they were married on April 13, 1922. From this union five children were born: Bill, Bob, Virgil, Cecil and Pete. Stella was a very loving mother and grandmother. In addition to her own children she also raised a grandson, a niece and a nephew. Both of Stella's husbands served in World War I, three of Stella's sons served in World War II (Dewey, Bill and Bob), four of her sons served in the Korean War (Bob, Virgil, Cecil and Pete). And throughout these hard times she held her family together. Stella attended the Allen Street Baptist Church where she was baptized in 1966. Preceding her in death were one daughter, Dorothy Kinney, two sons, William and Cicil Kampe, and three daughters-in-law, Opal Kinney, Neomi and Katie Kampe, and one grandson, Earl Lee. Survivors include four sons, Dewey Kinney and Robert Kampe of Windsor, Virgil Kampe of Urich, and Walter Kampe of Cleveland, Mo.; 13 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren. Services were conducted at Sickman-Dunning Chapel on November 26, 1993. Burial was at the Calhoun cemetery.

KAMPE, Virgil Lee
1929-1996
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Virgil Lee Kampe, 67, Urich, died Saturday, November 9, 1996, at his home near Urich. Funeral services will be Tuesday, November 12, at the Anderson Funeral Home, Third and Grandriver, Clinton. Burial will be in the Calhoun Cemetery. Virgil Lee Kampe was born September 13, 1929, in Henry County, the son of John Walter and Stella Katherine Goucher Kampe. He was a lifelong resident of the Henry County area. He was married to the former Carol Rose Smith. He was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran of the Korean Conflict and had worked as a signal builder for the U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey where he built towers, signals, kept light and performed numerous routine duties. He had worked for over 30 years for the Missouri Highway and Transportation Department as a crew leader and heavy equipment operator. Mr. Kampe is survived by his wife Carol of the home; one son Rickie L. Kampe of Clinton; one daughter Brenda Kay Harbaugh and her husband James of Olathe, Ks., as well as two brothers, Robert Kampe of Windsor and Walter Kampe of Cleveland, Mo. He is also survived by one granddaughter, Christina Harbaugh and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

KAMPING, Dennis I.
1932-2009
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Dennis I. Kamping, 77, of Kansas City, Missouri, died Friday, April 3, 2009 at the Kindred Hospital in Kansas City, Mo. He was born February 29, 1932 in Cabool, Mo., to Albert Kamping and Alise (Jackson) Kamping. Dennis married the former Fay Sue Richardson. She preceded him in death on December 2, 2006. He was employed as a supervisor with a box manufacturing plant in Illinois and Springfield, Mo., for several years. In addition to his wife Sue, he was preceded in death by his parents. Surviving Dennis are his children, Albert Cantwell of Lewisville, Kentucky; Denise Cantwell of West Plains, Mo.; Danny Henderson and his wife Sherri of Independence, Mo.; Mark Hinkle and his partner Joyce Harshner of Blue Springs, Mo.; and Keith Hinkle and his wife Tracy of Little Rock, Arkansas; two granddaughters, Natalie James and Jessie Hinkle; and three grandsons, Taylor Hinkle, Eric Henderson and his wife Amy, and Aaron Rhodes. Military graveside services and burial will be Tuesday, April 7, 2009 at Clinton Memory Gardens Cemetery, Clinton, Mo.

KAMPMANN, Dean Edwin
1917-2000
Ridgeway Cemetery, Ridgeway, Harrison Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Dean Kampmann was born May 2, 1917, in Harrison County, the son of Arthur and Bertha Henry Kampmann, Saturday, April 8, 2000, after 82 years of life, service and influence, he quietly departed this life at Golden Valley Hospital. Dean was a veteran of World War II, serving in the United States Army from 1941-45. He first served with the 74th Engineers, who helped construct the Alaskan Highway. Later, he served with the 17th Airborne Infantry in the European Theatre. After his discharge fromthe Army, Dean worked for Missouri Public Service for 45 years. He served as a local serviceman in Ridgeway, until transferring to Clinton in 1969 as the operations supervisor. He served later in Marshall as area supervisor in 1982. Dean was a lover of life and enjoyed it to the fullest. He particularly enjoyed nature and the out-of-doors. Dean and his wife Pat, spent the winters in south Texas after Dean's retirement in 1982. He was an avid reader and loved to play golf. And he was especially proud of his son and daughter and his grandchidlren. Dean was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters. He is survived by his wife Pat of the home; his son Gary Kampmann and wife Janice of Orion, Illinois; his daughter Jackie Kampmann of Kansas City, and three grandchildren, Brett Kampmann of Mission, Kansas, Alicia Crites Kampmann of Bloomington, Illinois, and Drue Kampmann of Rock Island, Illinois. He will be greatly missed by the members of his family and his many friends. Memorial services were held at the Vansant-Mills Chapel on Tuesday, April 11. Graveside services and burial were held at the Ridgeway Cemetery, Ridgeway, on Wednesday, April 12.

KAMPMANN, Ola M. "Pat" HAYNES
1925-2014
Ridgeway Cemetery, Ridgeway, Harrison Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, May 27 2014 - Ola M. "Pat" Kampmann of Clinton died May 24, 2014 at St. Luke's Hospice House in Kansas City. A graveside service will be held Saturday May 31, at Ridgeway Cemetery, Ridgeway. Among survivors are her children, Jackie Kampmann of Kansas City and Gary Kampmann and Janice of Orion, Illinois three brothers, Herman, Charles and Hoyle Haynes, all of North Carolina, and grandchildren, Brett Kampmann of Overland Park, KS, Alicia Crites-Kampmann of Bloomington, IL, and Drue Kampmann of Rock Island, IL; great-grandchildren, Grace, Lily, Isiah, Elijah, Avery and Harper.

KANEASTER, Delores Opal BRADEN
1933-2002
Shawnee Cemetery, Warsaw, Benton Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Oct 21 2002 - Delores Opal Kaneaster, 69, Warsaw died Friday morning, October 18, 2002, at Odessa. She was born on May 30, 1933, at Knobby Missouri, the daughter of Otto and Opal Spry Braden. She grew up in Benton County and graduated from Warsaw High School in 1951. On October 23, 1959, she married George Kaneaster at Kansas City. Following their marriage, they made their home in south Kansas City. She was employed at Paul's Drive-In for 16 years and later for House of Lloyd's for 10 years. In 1993 she retired and they moved to Warsaw. She was a member of Cedar Grove Baptist Church of Warsaw. She is survived by her husband, George, of the home; two sons, Ray Casto and his wife, Anita, Odessa, and Rick Kaneaster and his wife, Joanne, Clinton; five grandchildren, Laura, Jennifer and Amanda Kaneaster of Warsaw, Danny Casto of North Kanas City, and Leslie Casto of Harrisonville; three great-grandchildren, Trace Christian of Warsaw and Cholie Kaneaster, also of Warsaw, Brenden Casto of North Kansas City; one brother, Bob Braden and his wife, Nora, Kanas City, several nieces, nephews and cousins, other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be Tuesday, October 22, at the Reser Funeral Home, Warsaw. Burial will be in the Shawnee Cemetery, Warsaw.

KANTNER, Andrew Henry
1906-1980
Englewood Cemetery (K), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Andrew Henry Kantner was born April 5, 1906, at Hartwell in Henry County, MO, the son of Edward and Mary Grasher Kantner. He died in May 1980. He attended school at the old Holy Rosary Academy in Clinton and finished at White Grade School As a young man, Mr. Kantner farmed with his father and his uncle, Charley Kantner. On April 8, 1931, Mr. Kantner married Margaret Elizabeth Bergschneider of Urich, with vows exchanged at the Holy Trinity Church in Urich. The couple moved to a farm seven miles northwest of Clinton and made their home there until about eight years ago when they moved to a farm in the Coal community. They moved to Clinton in October of 1979. Mr. Kantner was an active and, later, retired member of the Laborers Union, Local No 588 of Sedalia. He was a member for 27 years and worked with Westport Construction Co in Clinton. Some of his accomplishments were work on the new Clinton Senior High School, the Kansas City Power and Light plant at Montrose, and the Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Clinton, where he was a very active member of the parish over the years, also of the Knights of Columbus, St. Henry's Council No 1125 at Montrose. He was a 3d Degree Knight. The Kantners had eleven children, and Mr. Kantner was a very good father who will be sadly missed by his family. Preceding Mr. Kantner in death were his parents; a daughter, Barbara, who lost her life in an automobile accident in 1967; two grandchildren, Naomi and Kathleen Rundle. Survivors include his wife of the home; and the following children: Mary Tenholder, Betty Tenholder, Wilma Seaton, Sister Mary Andrea, Ruth Rundle, Kathy McLerran, John, Patty Carter, Linda Lewis, Brenda Carter. Funeral services were held May 24 with burial in Englewood Cemetery.

KANTNER, Edward D.
1873-1934
Englewood Cemetery (K), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - E. D. Kantner died Sunday, December 23, at 4:25 p.m. at his home 7 miles northwest of Clinton, after suffering about a year from cancer. He had been bedfast since November 30th. Edward, son of Margaret and John Kantner, was born August 20, 1873, in New Baden, Ill., and lived there until 1892, when he came to Missouri with his parents and lived near Clinton and Hartwell. He was a Catholic all his life and a devoted member of the Holy rosary Church, which he helped build. He also helped build the Holy Trinity Church of Urich. He was ever thoughtful of his wife and family, always giving advice to help in any way, also helping his neighbors and friends whenever he could. He did lots of carpenter work, also was a successful farmer. Several years before his marriage he and his brother Charley batched and farmed together, being real companions. In whatever they did they were always together, then after his marriage they made a place in their home for the brother. He was united in marriage to Mary Ann Grasher, December 27, 1904 and if he had lived four more days he would have been married 30 years. Four children were born to this union, which were at his bedside at the time of his death. He leaves to mourn his passing besides his wife, his children, Andrew Kantner, near the old home; Mrs. Eddie Oswald, Mrs. Walter Gieselman of Urich, and Miss Rosie Kantner at home; four brothers and one sister, Mrs. Louisa Billhartz, and John Kantner of Highland, Ill.; Adolph and Jake of Hartwell, and Charley Kantner who made his home with them; also two grandchildren, Mary Ann and Betty Louise Kantner, who were a great delight to him, also a host of relatives and friends. The funeral will be at the Holy Rosary Church in Clinton, Wednesday. Burial in Englewood.

KANTNER, John Henry
1946-2005
Barker Cemetery, Lafayette Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jul 12 2005 - John Henry Kantner, 58, Odessa, died Monday, July 11, 2005, at his home. He was born October 29, 1946, in Clinton, the son of Andrew Henry Kantner and Margaret Elizabeth Bergschneider Kantner. On November 4, 1982, he married Pam Jean Morgan Peerson in Kansas City. She survives of the home. He was a truck driver for Fleming Food, Church Hill Trucklines, TOX Truckline and Oxygen Service Co. He and his wife co-owned The Dawg House screen printing and embroidery service business in Odessa for many years. He retired in 1995 after being disabled in an auto accident. He graduated from Clinton High School in 1964. He joined the United States Navy June 4, 1964, and received an honorable discharge October 16, 1967, with foreign sea service for one year and 13 days on the USS Lexington. He was an appointed member of the Special Zoning Board for the City of Odessa and was member of the Teamsters Local #41 Kansas City. He was a member of St. George's Catholic Church of Odessa. (obit clipped) Funeral services will be Saturday, July 16, at the Ralph O. Jones Chapel, Odessa. Burial will be in Barker Cemetery, Odessa.

KANTNER, Margaret Elizabeth BERGSCHNEIDER
1912-2001
Englewood Cemetery (K), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Aug 3 2001 - Margaret Elizabeth Kantner, 89, Clinton, died Sunday, July 29, 2001. She was married to Andrew Kantner, who died May 20, 1980. She is survived by one son, John Kantner and wife Pam, Odessa; nine daughters, Mary Ann Tenholder and husband Willard, Warrensburg, Betty Tenholder and husband Al, Butler, Wilma Seaton and husband Tommie, Arkansas, Sister Andrea of Independence, Ruth Rundle and husband Bryan, Nebraska, Kathy McLerran and husband Tommy, Arkansas, Patty Carter and husband Steve, Clinton, Linda Lewis and husband Kenny, Jefferson City, and Brenda Carter and husband Ron, Lee's Summit; 26 grandchildren and 54 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild; one brother, Elmer Bergschneider of Urich. She was preceded in death by her husband Andrew, and daughter Barbara. Funeral services were held at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Wednesday, August 1. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery. - The following was read at Mrs. Kantner's funeral: Margaret Elizabeth Bergschneider Kantner. Wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great-grandmother, friend, Christian and minister, and to some of us ... a saint. Someone told me that most saints were ordinary people doing ordinary things - extra-ordinarily. This is what Mom did. She was born Mary 12, 1912, in western Henry County. On April 8, 1931, Margaret married Andrew Henry Kantner. Starting a family during the Depression was hard, but their love for each other and for God helped them through many hardships and many joys for 49 years, at which time her husband, companion and friend was called to heaven. To this union they brought 11 children, Mary Ann, Betty, Wilma, Rosalie (Sr. Andrea), Ruth, Kathy, John, Patty, Barbara, Linda and Brenda. From these children she was blessed with 26 grandchildren, 54 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild. Margaret and Andrew raised their children in the Hartwell community while attending Holy Rosary Catholic Church. They sacrificed to have all their children receive a Catholic education and to provide a loving and supportive family that was God-centered. In addition to raising her family, Margaret volunteered at the church and was the cook at Holy Rosary School when it first opened and was housekeeper for Fr. McQuinn while he was pastor. Andrew and Margaret bought the West Side Cafe in January 1966. While Andrew managed, the daughters worked as waitresses and Margaret was the anchor that held everything together. Her cooking, baking and tireless energy helped to make the business a success. In 1967, tragedy struck when Barbara died in a car accident. Margaret's faith and strong values helped the family through the crisis. In 1972, they sold the cafe, retired and moved to a small farm in the Coal community. A lot of fond memories occurred there. Almost every Sunday, families would gather there to visit, play ball, work in the garden, or just to sit under the carport and relax. But as always Mom insisted that dinner was to be served and she had a knack of turning leftovers into a banquet. There was always enough, no matter how many just dropped by. During these times were some of Mom's fondest memories. In Luke 12, Verse 34, it says: "For where your treasure is, there also will our heart be." It was very evident that God and family were what Mom treasured most. But when Andrew's health began to fail, they moved to Clinton, and on May 20, 1980, her companion, lover and friend was called home to the Lord. Again, Margaret's faith and determination helped the family through this loss. To fill the void, Mom started going to dances, which she loved to do and was very good at. She joined the Kitchen band and played for the residents at nursing homes in the area. Then one day she announced that she was going to visit Sister Andrea at the mission in Brazil. I remember all the kids were very concerned, considering Mom never drove a car or had been out of Henry County much. But despite our concerns she went and enjoyed it so much she went a second time. Once after a bus trip to see "An Old Ozark Mountain Christmas", I asked her about her trip. She stated that it was beautiful, but her memory must be about gone, because when she was growing up on a farm south of Urich it wasn't anything like that. Even after back surgery and triple bypass heart surgery, Mom didn't slow down. She stayed active and watched her family continue to grow. I am amazed how Mom could remember all of the birthdays and anniversaries of all the family members. As all families do, in these last few years, we were concerned about Mom's health but when approaching her about moving in with one of us, the answer was always no. She had things to do and she didn't have time to babysit us. She enjoyed bus trips to dinner playhouses, going to the casino and playing the nickel slots, putting large puzzles together and doing crafts. Margaret had resided at Bristol Manor for the last two years, when she wasn't gallivanting around the countryside attending birthdays, graduations, weddings, holidays, family reunions and, most importantly, new births. She will be greatly missed by the residents and caretakers for her good nature and willingness to help whenever it was needed. Throughout all of Mom's 89 years, going to Mass was a top priority. Church and Eucharist were not debatable. She was going and someone had to take her. I think she could have learned to drive, but this was her way of insuring the family would be there also. While each of us has our own special memories of Mom, the memories are all similar in that they are about the same special person. These last several days, the daily scripture readings for Mass are in the Book of Exodus. These readings and reflections made me aware of Margaret's journey, as like the Israelites the journey was long and filled with experiences, they kept their eye focused on the promise of the Lord, a land filled with milk and honey, the promised land. Mom has crossed the "River Jordan" to be with Dad, Barb, family members and friends, to rest in the arms of Jesus. And as with Moses, we must stay behind to fondly remember Margaret, and to finish God's work, as we continue our journey to the promised land. Mom, we love you and miss you ...

KARAFF, Donald James "Jim"
1933-2000
Knox City Cemetery, Knox City, Knox Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Aug 30 2000 - Donald James "Jim" Karaff, 67, Windsor, died August 24, 2000, at his home. Funeral services were held Saturday, August 26, at D. W. Newcomer's Sons Blue Springs Chapel. Interment was at Knox City Cemetery, Knox City. Jim was born April 26, 1933, in Kirksville. He was a supervisor for Union Pacific Railroad and a U.S. Navy veteran of the Korean Conflict. He was a member of the Windsor Chapter of the Odd Fellows Lodge, a member of the Cattlemen's Association and he was a greeter at the Clinton Wal-Mart. He was preceded in death by his wife Dorothy L. Karaff, and brothers, William Karaff and Richard Karaff. He is survived by daughters, Nancy L. Homan, Grain Valley, Donna J. Behee, Independence, and Teresa Marie Meyer, Overland Park, Kansas; one son Michael L. Karaff, Jefferson City; brothers, Jerry Karaff, Wichita, Kansas, Ronald P. Karaff, Michael T. Karaff, Lyndell Karaff, all of Ft. Branch, Indiana; sisters, Pat Richardson, Ft. Branch, Indiana, Pam White, Patoka, Indiana; uncle Eugene Karaff, Blue Springs, and 10 grandchildren.

KARBINAS, John
1962-2001
Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Warrensburg, Johnson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 6 2001 - John Karbinas, 38, Windsor, formerly of Sedalia, died late Tuesday evening, April 3, 2001, at the Western Missouri Medical Center in Warrensburg, after a battle with cancer. He was born April 12, 1962, in Sedalia, the son of Robert John Karbinas and Jeanne C. (Bennett) Karbinas. On December 6, 1991, in Sedalia, he married Linda Sue Hallman who survives of the home. He had worked at the Payless Cashways Warehouse in Sedalia. He was a member of the Windsor First Baptist Church, the Sedalia Masonic Lodge #236 AF & AM, Show-Me Big Bucks Club. In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, Matthew R. Karbinas, Sedalia, and Robert "Andrew" Karbinas, of the home; a daughter, Amanda Dawn Karbinas, also of the home; his father and step-mother, Robert "Bob" and Waunita Karbinas, Sedalia; his mother, Jeanne Escober, San Antonio, Texas; a brother, Steven J. Karbinas, Clinton; a sister, Robin Staus, Kansas City, Kansas; two half-brothers, Scott Hasty and Rick Hasty, both of Joplin; a half-sister, Shena Hasty, San Antonio, Texas; two nephews and one niece. He was preceded in death by his grandparents and a six-year-old sister, Stacey Marie Karbinas. Graveside services will be Saturday, at the Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Warrensburg.

KARMAN, Vera Mae HARMS
1934-1991
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Vera Mae Karman, 56, Cole Camp, died Saturday, Sept. 7, 1991 at Ellis Fischel State Cancer Center, Columbia. She was born Dec. 10, 1934, in Cole Camp, daughter of Walter and Hilda Bremer Harms. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Cole Camp. Survivors include a son, Jeffrey Karman, Mesa, Az.; two daughters, Verna Mullins and Linda Karman, both of Cole Camp; and three granddaughters.

KARNS, Carolyn Kay
1942-2002
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Feb 6 2002 - Carolyn Kay Karns, 59, Clinton, died Thursday, January 24, 2002, in St. Petersburg, Florida. A memorial service will be conducted Sunday, February 10, at Clinton Manor. She was born in Clinton. She was a member of the Clinton Church of Christ. She is survived by her sister, Anita Eckhoff and stepbrother, Carl Barnhart of Clinton; her sons, Marty Pope and his wife Dee Ann, Independence, and Thomas (Tom) Pope of Tampa, Florida, and a grandson, Reuben Isaac Pope, Independence.

KARR, Harold Hubert
1914-1991
Englewood Cemetery (K), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Harold Hubert Karr, age 77, passed away September 22, 1991 at his home. He was born in Flora, Illinois, the son of Laura Belle and William Alexander Karr. His family later moved to St. Louis, where he graduated from Central High School. He worked for Shapleigh Hardware Company in St. Louis. He married the former Margaret Shipley of St. Louis in 1940. The couple lived in Rolla until Harold entered the service in 1941. He served in the U.S. Army until 1946, earning two bronze stars. After leaving the service, Harold and his wife moved to Clinton. He worked for National Manufacturing Company of Sterling, Illinois from 1961 until his retirement in 1981. He was a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Clinton. He was a member of the American Legion and a former board member of the Henry County United Way. He was active in the Boy Scouts, having served as scoutmaster for Troop 430 and merit badge counselor. In recognition of his involvement with the Boy Scouts, he was awarded the Silver Beaver Award. His survivors include his wife, Margaret Karr of the home; two sons, Joe Karr of Kansas City, and James Karr of Sioux City, Iowa; a daughter, Peggy Karr of Independence; a sister, Dorothy McLaughlin of Tulsa, Ok.; four grandchildren, Seaman Recruit JoAnna Karr of the Navy, Julie Karr of Kansas City, Andy and Kristen Karr of Sioux City, Iowa. He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister and two brothers. Funeral services were held at Holy Rosary Catholic Church on September 25, 1991. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery.

KARR, Margaret SHIPLEY
1918-2000
Englewood Cemetery (K), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, May 22 2000 - Margaret Shipley Karr, 81, Clinton, died Saturday, May 20, 2000, at Clinton Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center. She was born June 4, 1918, in Murrayville, Illinois, daughter of Mark A. and Margaret Dames Shipley. She married Harold Karr in 1940. He preceded her in death along with her parents, four brothers, Guy Dyer, James Dyer, George Dyer and Donald Shipley; two sisters, Frances Sellers and Mary Daniels. She was a member of the Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Golden Valley Hospital Auxiliary, a former Camp Fire Girl Leader and Cub Scout Den mother. She worked at Mary Jane's Fabrics for 14 years as manager. Survivors include two sons, Joel W. Karr and wife Rhonda, Kansas City, and James M. Karr and wife Barbara, Ozark; one daughter Peggy J. Karr, Independence; one sister, Irene Coor, Camp Point, Illinois; four grandchildren, JoAnna Blankenship, June Karr, Andrew Karr, Kristen Karr, one great-grandchild Christopher Blankenship. Mass of the Christian Burial will be Wednesday at Holy Rosary Catholic Church. Burial will be in Englewood Cemetery.

KARR, Robert
1947-2010
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Aug 19 2010 - Robert Karr, 63, Leeton, died Tuesday August 17, 2010 at University Hospital in Columbia. Robert was born in Independence on August 5, 1947, to Junior B. and Barbara (Hacker) Karr. After graduation, he attended college and graduate school, receiving a B.S. in History and Biology and a Masters in Security. Robert taught school for three years in Hughesville and Lincoln, teaching high school science. He then attained his real estate license, selling real estate and working in rental property management in Warrensburg. Later he went to work for Shelter Insurance as a safety inspector in Oklahoma and Arkansas. Robert met and married donna M. O'Herron on January 27, 1989, in Tallaquah, Oklahoma. After they married, they bought a farm and moved to Chilhowee, where he farmed for 20 years. He was a member of the Rockwood Baptist Church in Independence, as well as a member of the National Rifle Association. Robert was preceded in death by his father, Junior B. Karr, and an uncle, Dean Karr. Among survivors are his wife, Donna of the home; his mother, Barbara Karr, Warsaw; a brother, Ralph Karr and wife Sharon, Warsaw; an aunt, Betty Karr of Tacoma, Washington; two nephews, Heath and Grant Karr; one stepson, Christopher Thomas and wife, Nicole; two stepdaughters, Kathleen Burtchett and husband Harry, and Shannon Payne; also surviving are four step-grandchildren. Services will be at the Consalus Funeral Home in Clinton on Saturday, August 21.

KARR, Viola A. CROWDER
1906-1982
Maplewood & Brownington Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Mrs. Viola A. Karr was born Nov. 2, 1906 and died June 2, 1982. Funeral services were held at the Sickman-Dunning Funeral Home Friday, June 4, 1982. Casket bearers were grandsons. Interment was in Maplewood Cemetery, Brownington, Mo.

KATES, William L. "Billy"
1948-2003
Lowry City Cemetery, Lowry City, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Mar 17 2003 - William L. "Billy" Kates, 54, Independence, a water proofer-construction worker, died Sunday, March 17, 2003, at Truman Medical Center, Kansas City. Funeral services will be Wednesday, March 19, at Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel, Osceola. Burial will be in Lowry City Cemetery.

KAUFFMAN, Alice Ruth HEARE
1916-2010
Englewood Cemetery (K), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 7 2010 - Alice "Ruth" (Heare) Kauffman died Monday, March 8, 2010, in Clinton at the age of 93 years. Ruth was born near Collins on October 26, 1916, to Charles D. and Martha Lura Heare. She was united in marriage to John Kauffman of Osceola on September 28, 1940. Ruth graduated from Central Missouri State College (CMU) in 1939. She taught high school business and English at Jamestown, Mayview and Wellington, retiring in 1970. In 1976 Ruth and John moved to Clinton. They enjoyed many years with friends from Wellington, Urich and Clinton. They both enjoyed gardening and sharing their bounty with friends and neighbors. Ruth was a member of the Clinton United Methodist Church. Ruth was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, two brothers and three sisters. Ruth is survived by one son, Robert and wife, Ellen, Birch Tree; two daughters, Nancy Goodloe and husband Ross, Lexington, and Linda Hoffman and husband Wendell, Clinton. She is also survived by five grandchildren, Amy Hendricks (Alan), Osage Beach, Barbra James (Vance), Independence, Steven Goodloe (Jill), Sunrise Beach, Angie Sterling (Ed), Kansas City, David Hoffman (Mary), Lee's Summit; also 10 great-grandchildren and two step-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at Clinton United Methodist Church on Thursday, March 11. Interment was in Englewood Cemetery.

KAUFFMAN, Ben
1908-1992
Robinson Cemetery, Collins Twp, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Ben Kauffman was born June 11, 1908 near Collins, Mo., one of nine children born to Matt and Eliza Brooks Kauffman. He passed away October 9, 1992 at Sac-Osage Hospital in Osceola. While he had experienced declining health the past few years, his death was unexpected. Ben grew to manhood in the Collins area and remained there his entire life. On November 6, 1929, he was united in marriage to Mildred Fern Deafenbaugh. This union was blessed with two children. Ben and Mildred made their home the past fifty-one years on a farm across the creek from where he was born. Ben farmed and also ran a road grader for St. Clair County some ten or twelve years. He was a member of the Collins Christian Church. Ben was a soft-spoken gentle man. He made no efforts to impress anyone and thus was greatly respected in his community and church. He suffered many years with his hands but devised ways to remain active in the farming he loved. He and Mildred had a good marriage and their children received unfailing attention and love. He will be sadly missed by many. Ben was preceded in death by two brothers, Leonard and Merle Kauffman, a half-brother, Walter Kauffman, two sisters, Sally Parker and Susie Mayer, a half-sister Nova Hanshew, and most recently his especially beloved son-in-law Joe Green. He is survived by his wife of sixty-two years, Mildred, of the home; one son Willard of Collins; one daughter Mrs. Wilma Green of Independence; three brothers, Dick Kauffman of Clinton, Perl Kauffman of Cedar Springs, and Curtis Kauffman of Humansville; one sister, Mrs. Opal Crawford of Canon City, Co.; two grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Funeral services were held Sunday, October 11, 1992 at Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel, Osceola. Burial was at Robinson Cemetery.

KAUFFMAN, Burnie "Dick"
1910-1994
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Dick B. Kauffman, 84, Clinton, died Thursday, December 15, 1994, at the Westwood Nursing Home in Clinton. Graveside services will be held Sunday, December 18, at the Clinton Memory Gardens Cemetery. He was born October 29, 1910, in St. Clair County, the son of Madison and Eliza (Brooks) Kauffman. He lived most of his life in the Clinton area and worked for the Clearfield Cheese Company. He was a member of the Northeast Baptist Church, Clinton. He is survived by one daughter, Arlene Smith, Ft. Wayne, Indiana; one stepdaughter, Phyllis Ballard Maehl, Springfield; two brothers, Curtis Kauffman, Humansville, and Perl Kauffman, ElDorado Springs; one sister Opal Crawford, Cannon City, Colorado, and five grandchildren and nine-great-grandchildren.

KAUFFMAN, John Leo
1917-2000
Englewood Cemetery (K), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Feb 2 2000 - John Leo Kauffman, 82, Clinton, died Tuesday, February 1, 2000, at his home. Survivors include his wife Alice of the home; one son Robert Kauffman of Thomasville and two daughters, Nancy Goodloe of Lexington and Linda Hoffman of Clinton; a brother William Kauffman of Kansas City; two sisters, Geneva Madden and Charleen Hutton, both of Clinton. Funeral services will be Thursday at Sickman-Dunning Funeral Home with burial in Englewood Cemetery.

KAUFFMAN, Mildred Orick FOX
1915-2001
Cole Camp Cemetery, Cole Camp, Benton Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Aug 15 2001 - Mildred Orick Kauffman, 86, Warsaw, died Tuesday, August 14, 2001, at her home. She was born August 9, 1915, at Crocker, a daughter of Joseph Frederick and Martha Ellen (Walters) Fox. In 1933, she was married to Cleo Kauffman, who died November 11, 1936. She was a member of the Warsaw Christian Church in Warsaw. She was a promotions director at Benton County Enterprise in Warsaw for over 50 years. She is survived by a son, Jimmy Kauffman of Warsaw; two sisters, Marjorie Smith of Bolivar and Nora Lee Grimes of Republic; a brother, Charles Fox, Cole Camp; nine grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Billy C. Kauffman,; a sister, Georgia Ashinhurst, and two brothers, James Fox and William Fox. Funeral services will be Friday, August 17, at the Warsaw Christian Church, Warsaw. Burial will be in the Cole Camp Cemetery.

KAUFFMAN, Wallace Pete
1917-2000
Garden City Cemetery, Garden City, Cass Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 6 2000 - Wallace Pete Kauffman of Clinton was born June 6, 1917, at Garden City, the son of Jesse McGruder and Anna (Neuenschwander) Kauffman. He departed this life Saturday, January 1, 2000, at his home in Clinton at the age of 82 years, six months and 25 days. Wallace owned and operated 92 Mobile Service Station in Crawford, Colorado, until his retirement at the age of 76. Earlier he had worked on aircraft and missile sites. He received his education in the Garden City Public School System and at an early age became a member of the First Baptist Church, Garden City, Wallace was a Navy veteran of World War II and had lived in Crawford, Colorado, before moving to Clinton in 1994. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by five brothers, Lester, David, Vincent, Jesse and Robert Kauffman, and a sister Naomi Kauffman. He is survived by two sisters, Ruth Hartzler, Indian Wells, California, Orpha Albright, Crawford, Colorado; three sisters-in-law, Rose Kauffman, Raymore, Genevieve Kauffman, Greeley, Colorado, and Delores Kauffman, Portland, Oregon; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends. Graveside services were held Monday, January 3, at Garden City Cemetery.

KAULEN, Jeffrey L.
1962-2015
Jeffrey L. Kaulen, 52, of Windsor, Missouri, died Saturday, March 7, 2015, at the Lee's Summit Medical Center, Lee's Summit, Mo. He was born July 21, 1962, in Fort Dodge, Iowa, the son of Darwin LouVaine Kaulen and H. Jeanette (Donaldson) Kaulen. On May 5, 2012, in Goodell, Ia., he married Rebecca Lynn Vollrath and she survives of the home in Windsor. Jeff served his country as a member of the United States Army. He entered basic training in 1985 at Fort Sill, Oklahoma. He was stationed in Germany from 1985 until 1988, working with artillery. He finished his military service at Fort Benning, Georgia, retiring in 1990. Following his military career, he worked for Gold Eagle Co-Op, in Eagle Grove, Ia., before moving to Windsor, Mo., where he worked for 8760 Energy Service Group for several months. Jeff enjoyed fishing, hunting, watching NASCAR, telling jokes and being with his family. He had attended the United Methodist Church in Eagle Grove, Ia. In addition to his wife, Rebecca, survivors include a son, Cody J. Kaulen, Eagle Grove, Ia.; 3 stepsons, Alex Gay, Isaiah Gay, and Sean Gay, all of Sedalia, Mo.; his mother, Jeanette Kaulen, Eagle Grove, Ia.; 2 sisters, Cyndee Payton and Kari J. Kaulen, both of Eagle Grove, Ia; a nephew, Jared Payton, Minot Air Force Base, Minot, ND; his mother-in-law, Martha Vollrath, Windsor, Mo.; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Tim and Donna Hardy, Calhoun, Mo.; and a great-aunt Bonnie Heise, State of Indiana. He was preceded in death by his father. Funeral services will be Saturday, March 14, 2015 at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Memorial services will be held in Eagle Grove, Ia., at a later date.

KAUMANS, Gerald N. "Jake"
1943-2016
Laurel Oak Cemetery (K), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Gerald N. "Jake" Kaumans, 72, of Windsor, Missouri, passed away on Saturday, October 29, 2016, at his home with his wife Jane, son Steve, and dog Max by his side, after a year-long battle with cancer. Born in Clinton, Mo., on November 28, 1943, to Christian Henry Kaumans and Mary Marjorie (Halfen) Kaumans, Jake was raised in the same home in Montrose, Mo., in which his mother was born and raised. He attended elementary and high school in Montrose. Like his Dad and 4 brothers, Jake enlisted in the United States Navy. He served for 4 years during the Vietnam War era. On August 30, 1969, in Montrose, he married Carolyn Jane Teeman. He began his employment with United Telephone/Sprint and retired in 2004 after 34 years with the company. He was a member of the American Legion. Jake leaves his loving wife of 47 years, Jane Kaumans; a son, Steve Kaumans, El Dorado Springs, Mo.; 6 grandchildren, Nathan Pierce, Natasha Metz, and Logan, Hannah, Dakota and "Lil" Jake Kaumans. He also leaves 3 brothers, Jim Kaumans (Cici) of San Diego, California; John Kaumans of El Dorado Springs, Mo.; and Tony Kaumans (Wanda) of Albuquerque, New Mexico; a sister, Mary Jane Wingett (Garry) of Kansas City, Mo.; and special family friend Linda Pierce, who supported the family in countless ways during Jake's final weeks. He was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Kristina Marie Pierce; a brother, Mike Kaumans; and 2 sisters, Patty Sue Kaumans and Martha Kaumans Gipson. Jake will be remembered for many things, including his luck at surviving many health issues over the past years. He had no regrets, and frequently said, "It's been a hell of a ride!" He would want you to remember him by sitting down with a cold beer and laughing with friends. Graveside memorial services will be Saturday, November 5, 2016, at the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

KAUMANS, Irene Estelle JURGENSMEYER
1920-2007
St. Marys Cemetery, Montrose, Deepwater Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, May 9 2007 - Irene Estelle Kaumans, daughter of Bernard "Ben" and Rose (Walther) Jurgensmeyer was born November 5, 1920, at Montrose, and died unexpectedly April 20, 2007, at St. Luke's Hospital in Kansas City. Except for working in St. Louis in her early twenties, Irene spent all of her life in the Montrose area. She attended most of her elementary years at Lookout School, a mile from her parents' farm home, but stayed in town with family friends on weekdays for second grade and then eighth so that she could receive formal religious instruction at St. Mary's School. She and Carl J. Kaumans were united in marriage April 6, 1948, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Montrose and began their life together on a small farm west of town. To this union three children were born, the youngest less than three weeks old when Carl was killed in a coal mining accident in April of 1952. Irene accepted her role as sole parent of her children with determination and love and considered homemaking her most important job. In the 1960s, she began also working away from home as a restaurant cook, then at a sewing factory, later as a nurse's aide at Ellett Memorial Hospital in Appleton City, and finally as assistant postmaster in Montrose, a position from which she retired in 1990. She served as 4-H community leader and PTA president while her children were young but maintained a lifelong commitment to her church's Altar Society, still helping at the St. Ludger's Labor Day dinner this past fall, lending her skills at quilting this past winter, and taking food for funeral dinners this spring. Within recent years she was involved with the Montrose Senior Center and helped with fundraising activities. Irene knew few idle moments. She was an accomplished seamstress for her family but also created over 200 items of clothing for children overseas so they might receive something handmade and new. She embroidered, crocheted, and quilted since she was a young girl and added counted crossstitch to her repertoire after her children were grown. She took pleasure in growing a variety of flowers - especially peonies, iris, daffodils, roses, and daylilies-and raising her own vegetables. Her oldest grandchild helped her become enthusiastic about identifying and feeding birds that found their way to her farm, but Irene also enjoyed seeing the beauty and cultural attractions of North America. She traveled to Canada and most of the fifty states, quite often on guided tours. Mrs. Kaumans liked to maintain ties with family and friends. Recipients of her Christmas cards considered them a treat because they usually contained personal greetings or letters individually handwritten. She never missed sending birthday cards to her children and grandchildren and knew the birthdays of her nieces and nephews and even many of her numerous cousins. While anniversary and sympathy cards were often sent from her mailbox, she delighted in the growth of her extended family, personally welcoming new members, particularly those who added to the number of place settings at her holiday dinners. She was both a community and family historian, researching and completing a genealogy of the Kaumans and Jurgensmeyer families, and was able to tell who around Montrose was related to whom and how, where people used to live, and who their children were. She collected a treasure chest of memories in several scrapbooks of newspaper clippings of both family and local interest that complements a large assortment of family photographs. Irene stressed the importance of education. "No one can take your education away from you," she would tell her children, and was pleased all three earned college degrees and that all ten grandchildren attended or are attending college. Among the many causes to which she contributed, she supported the St. Mary's School Endowment Fund. A faithful member of the Immaculate Conception Church since her baptism as an infant, Irene set aside several times each day for prayer and attended Mass on Sundays and most weekdays; at the time of her passing she was serving as co-chair of the parish Prayer Chain. Never wanting to criticize and always willing to help, she was a humble but excellent teacher who taught by example how to lead a moral, Christian life even when the circumstances of family illnesses and deaths took their toll. Preceding Irene in death were her parents; her husband; one daughter Dorothy Munsterman Schwartz; a son-in-law Don Munsterman; three brothers, infant George Jurgensmeyer, Ralph Jurgensmeyer, and James Jurgensmeyer; sister-in-law Mary Ellen Jurgensmeyer; and all 10 of husband Carl's siblings, as well as their spouses. Survivors include her two remaining children, Carol and husband Bill McEwan, Appleton City, and Roger Kaumans and wife Denice, Lee's Summit; son-in-law Larry Schwartz; sister-in-law Blanche Jurgensmeyer; ten grandchildren, Doug, Dana, Kimberly, Stephanie, Valerie, and Greg Munsterman; Craig and wife Juvy McEwan, Carla McEwan; and Jonathan and Kathleen Kaumans; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Services were Sunday, April 22, at Immaculate Conception Church. Interment was beside Irene's husband at St. Mary's Cemetery outside of Montrose.

KAUMANS, Irene J. SICKMAN
1911-1997
Mount Olivet Cemetery, Raytown, Jackson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Irene J. Kaumans, 86, died Tuesday, November 25, 1997, at Rosewood Health Center, Independence. Funeral services will be Friday, November 28, at Redemptorist Catholic Church. Burial will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery. She was born September 1, 1911, in Germantown, the daughter of William H. Sickman and Elizabeth A. Putthoff Sickman. She was a member of Redemptorist Catholic Church and Altar Society. She was a resident of the midtown area for 37 years and worked for the garment industry for more than 30 years, retiring from Brand and Pruitz Coat Factory in the mid-1970s. She was preceded in death by her husband Ted in 1968. Survivors include one son William Webster Kaumans, Phillipsburg, Kansas; one daughter Sandra Bagby, Independence; one brother John Sickman, Clinton; three sisters, Blanche Wigger, Olathe, Kansas, Marie Fick, Germantown, and Lavina Pittsenbarger, Grandview; four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

KAUMANS, Mary Marjorie HALFEN
1915-1993
St. Marys Cemetery, Montrose, Deepwater Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Mary Marjorie Kaumans was born October 25, 1915, in Montrose, the daughter of Nicholas and Alberta Maude (Ferris) Halfen, and died in Kansas City (Platte County, MO) on January 11, 1992, at the age of 77. She was a lifelong resident of Montrose until she moved to Kansas City in May 1992 to reside with her daughter, Mary Jane Wingett; son-in-law, Garry Wingett, and grandson, Jason Wingett. She graduated from Missouri Teachers College in Warrensburg and was a school teacher until her marriage to Christian H. Kaumans on December 7, 1940, in Montrose. He was a coal miner and operated a tavern. He died June 25, 1971. She was a dedicated wife and mother. She is survived by four sons, James Kaumans, San Diego, California, Gerald (Jake) Kaumans, Windsor, John Kaumans, Sheldon, and Stephen (Tony) Kaumans, Albuquerque, New Mexico; two daughters, Mary Jane Wingett, Kansas City, and Martha Shadrick, Lebanon; 10 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Chris; daughter, Patricia Sue, and a son, Paul Michael. She had two brothers and one sister, all of whom preceded her in death. She was a member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Montrose. She was also a member of St. Mary's Altar Society and the Montrose Senior Citizens. Funeral services were held January 14 at the Immaculate Conception Church in Montrose. Burial was at St. Mary's Cemetery in Montrose. She will be remembered as a caring, giving person who always had a smile and a wonderful sense of humor. Her life centered around her children and grandchildren. Those who knew her well consider themselves truly blessed to have had their lives touched by her.

KAUT, Brandon Calvin
1984-2007
Taberville Cemetery, Taberville, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 29 2007 - Brandon Calvin Kaut, 22, son of Cindy and Gordon "G.C." White and Kevin Howell, was born October 12, 1984 in Mountain View and was tragically killed Saturday, January 27, 2007 in an apartment fire in Maryville. At 18 months of age, Brandon and his mother moved to Appleton City/Taberville area where he had grown up. He was baptized at Pape Christian Church. He attended school at Appleton City, graduating in 2003 from Appleton City High School. In high school, Brandon had been active in art and drama classes which he loved and excelled. He liked working with computers and was a member of the Student Council, Foreign Language Club, Quiz Bowl Team, National Honor Society and had one of his many poems published in Teachers' Selection Anthology of Eleventh Grade Poetry. Even though he had not been active in music classes in school, he was very musical, writing songs, lyrics, poetry and playing guitar. During his last two years of high school Brandon had lived with his mentor, teacher and friend, Larry Swisher and wife Raymona. They became his second family in those years, guiding and supporting him toward his goals. Following high school, Brandon moved to Maryville where he attended Northwest Missouri University. He had become very proficient at photography and planned to open his own studio. He had studied graphic design and was also very competent at web design. He was currently working at Kawasaki in Maryville and doing photography on the side. He was preceded in death by his brother Shannon White, and two step-grandfathers, Green Morgan and Gordon White. Survivors include his father Kevin Howell of Ozark; his mother Cindy and husband Gordon "G.C." White of Schell City; two brothers, Kendall and Triston White of Schell City; paternal grandparents George and Marilyn Howell of Summerville and Janice Howell of Mountain Home, Arkansas; maternal grandparents Calvin and Verna Kaut of Summerville; maternal step grandparents Jay and June Jelks of Rockville. Funeral services were Monday, January 29, at Hill & Son Funeral Home of Appleton City. Burial was in Taberville Cemetery.

KAVANAUGH, Earl H. Dr.
1885-1937
Englewood Cemetery (K), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Dr. E. H. Kavanaugh, who had known for some time that the Angel of Death walked beside him, did not fear or struggle as they linked arms and journeyed down into the valley at 1:00 p.m. Monday from Oak Hill Sanitarium, Warrensburg. Dr. Kavanaugh had been in the hospital three weeks, following a sudden seizure, when his life was despaired of and since which time he had gradually surrendered his strength. He had been ill many months and after going through the St. Louis Barnes Hospital clinic just before Christmas, knew his tenure of life was limited. Earl H. Kavanaugh was born near Mussel Forks post office, Mo., February 2, 1885, one of five children born to Charles and Mary Crane Kavanaugh. After attending the local schools he entered the college at Glasgow and then deciding on dentistry for his life's work attended the St. Louis Dental College. There he became equipped for his profession which he admirably and efficiently served. July 19, 1913, Dr. Kavanaugh and Miss Rose Bayne, near Hamden Post Office, were united in marriage, establishing an ideal home in Appleton City. Three children blessed their union, a little son, who died in infancy, Miss Rosemary and Calvin, a lad of 13, who survive, lovely children, sources of price, comfort and satisfaction to their parents. Before coming to Clinton to make their home in 1922 they enjoyed a short residence in Windsor. August 8, 1930, his wife was stricken and death claimed her - when one of the finest women and most superior mothers ever in Clinton was called Home. In 1932 Dr. Kavanaugh and Miss Ola Williams of Appleton City were married. Into his home she brought the blessing of another good gentlewoman's influence and with kindness and loyalty guided his children. Mrs. Kavanaugh, with the son and daughter, also survives her husband. A little less than a year ago they moved to Warrensburg to give the children the advantages of the State Teachers College, although as long as his health permitted, Dr. Kavanaugh kept his practice in Clinton, driving back and forth. One brother Will, of near Jefferson City, and three sisters, Mrs. Troy White of Kirkwood, Mrs. Wallace Sears of Marshall, and Mrs. Hattie Rice of Huntsville are the other members of the family. Dr. Kavanaugh was a successful professional man, a worthy citizen, active in civic affairs and loyal member of the Franklin Street Methodist Church. He was a member of the Masonic Order, and of the Order of Eastern Star, where his work and interest were much alive. He was an enthusiastic Rotarian, serving on committees and fostering civic enterprises. He was one of the first Chamber of Commerce chairmen for the hoped for Henry County hospital in Clinton. With the same industry that he gave himself to work, he devoted hours to play, enjoying bowling, at which he was proficient, and golf, being a member of the Clinton Country Club where he was able to shoot a good score. He was a good mixer, possessed of an affable nature which made him a good friend, and often was in the company of men much younger, golfing or bowling, making them a fine companion. Devoted to his children and his home, he will be greatly missed, where his vacant chair will bespeak a worthy father and husband. The funeral services were conducted at the Franklin Street Methodist Church Wednesday. The body was borne to rest in Englewood.

KAVANAUGH, Gerald Girard
1960-2006
St. Ludger Cemetery, Deepwater Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Mar 15 2006 - Gerald Kavanaugh, 45, Chicago, Illinois, died Sunday, March 12, 2006. Funeral Mass will be held Saturday, March 18, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Montrose, with burial in St. Ludger Cemetery. He was born June 16, 1960 in Kansas City, son of Paul A. and Eloise Tilling Kavanaugh. He was an Eagle Scout and served in the United States Army for six years. Preceding him in death were his grandparents, Louis and Mary Kavanaugh. Survivors include his parents; two brothers, Robert Kavanaugh, John Kavanaugh; three sisters, Paula Antonacci, Angela Baumgartner, Claudine Kavanaugh; grandmother Eva Tilling, plus three nieces and five nephews.

KAVANAUGH, Robert Anthony
1958-2014
St. Ludger Cemetery, Deepwater Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Oct 16 2014 - Robert Anthony Kavanaugh, 56, Tolono, IL, died at 11:10 p.m. on Monday, August 26, 2014, at Presence Medical Center in Urbana, IL. Robert was born on May 4, 1958 in Columbia. He was the son of Paul and Eloise (Tilling) Kavanaugh. He married Carol E. Downs on August 28, 1992, in Urbana, IL. Robert was a Veteran of the United States Air Force. Robert worked in the lab at Presence Medical Center in Urbana, IL for over 30 years. He loved to cook, read and work in his garden. He was an Eagle Scout and did volunteer work for the Boy Scouts of America. Robert is survived by his wife Carol of Tolono, IL; his mother, Eloise Kavanaugh of Lee's Summit; one brother, John Kavanaugh of St. Louis, and three sisters, Paula Antonacci and her husband Dave, Olathe, KS, Angie Baumgartner and her husband Gerry, Romeoville, IL, and Claudine Kavanaugh-Crossney and her husband Joe, Ellicott City, MD. He was preceded in death by his father and one brother, Jerry Kavanaugh. A memorial service will be held Saturday, October 18, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Montrose, followed by an inurnment at St. Ludger Cemetery in Germantown.

KAVANAUGH, Rose BAYNE
1890-1930
Englewood Cemetery (K), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Mrs. E. H. Kavanaugh is in Heaven. Her spirit left her body at 9 p.m. Friday, August 8th, at the Lakeside hospital in Kansas City. She had not been well for sometime, and on Saturday, August 2, became worse and bedfast. her condition did not improve and her suffering was intense. As local physicians failed to relieve her, she was hurried to the hospital in Kansas City, leaving here Wednesday morning at 2 o'clock. An operation was performed, and it was thought that she was getting along nicely until acute nephritis set in about 10 o'clock Friday morning. The hospital did not realize how serious her condition was an did not send for her husband until late that afternoon. He arrived just ten minutes before she lapsed into unconsciousness. She gave him a smile and happy word of greeting, and was unable to speak any more. Rose Bayne was born at Hamden, Mo., July 23, 1890, where she spent a happy girlhood and went to school, later attending a private school at Salsbury. She taught for several years and July 19, 1913 was united in marriage to Dr. E. H. Kavanaugh. They started housekeeping at Appleton City, where he opened a dental office. They lived there until a little over seven years ago when they moved to Clinton and this has been their home since. Three children were given to this union, one died in infancy. Rosemary is 12 and Calvin is 7 - lovely children. Mrs. Kavanaugh was converted at the age of 16 and united with the Baptist church. After her marriage, she and her husband joined the M. E. Church, South, and they held membership there at the time of her death. She was a faithful teacher of the first grade boys and girls in the primary department, giving them fine instruction from the greatest Book. She was generous with her talent in music and sang alto in the choir of the M. E. Church, South, being regular in her attendance. She also played the piano and trained her small son and the other children in music so that they might have a part on the church programs. She was an active member of the Susannah Wesleys and also of the Eastern Star, of which she was associate matron. Besides her husband and two children, she leaves to mourn her death, two brothers, William Bayne, St. Louis, and Roy Bayne, Ft. Cobb, Okla.; four sisters, Mrs. Roy Holman, Macon, Mo.; Mrs. Fred Brewer, and Misses Elizabeth and Margaret Bayne of Hamden, Mo. Mrs. Kavanaugh was Clinton's ideal mother, her home coming first in her life and thought. She surrounded her children with the best life had to offer, instructing them in the things spiritual, teaching them good manners, fine ethics and the laws of health. Every meal was studied so that their food was well balanced and they would grow up with healthy bodies to fill useful places in life. She was such a happy little mother, with that understanding love that directed her children in the right paths by letting them live many enchanting hours in the land of make-believe so fascinating to children. They were allowed to dress up to play house and store. A fascinating lemonade stand enticed passersby with cooling drinks and happy faced children. She and her husband were congenial of taste, giving the utmost devotion to these fine children. A neighbor said, "It was the happiest home I was ever in, and run the smoothest. Somehow we could just sense the love there." She was a woman of culture and fine mental attainments but realized that a woman's influence means more when she raises good children that it does in a career. Her funeral was conducted at the M. E. Church, South, Sunday afternoon.

KAYS, Ardella Mae BRUNJES
1924-2006
Stover Cemetery, Stover, Morgan Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Sep 7 2006 - Ardella Mae Kays, 82, Clinton died September 6, 2006 at Clinton Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center. Graveside services will be held Friday, September 8, 2006 at Stover Cemetery. She was born July 22, 1924 in Stover, Missouri, daughter of Gavert and Emma (Albers) Brunjes. She was a homemaker and loved cooking and antiques. Preceding her in death is her parents, one brother, Norman Brunjes, and two sons, David and Daniel Kays. Survivors include one daughter, Linda Kays, one son, Michael Kays, two sisters, Lavera Lane and Valera Schuman, six grandchildren, Kim Daugherty, Alison Krause, Michelle McCormick, Mark Kays, Bryan Kays, and Chris Kays, and ten great-grandchildren.

KAYS, David James
1942-1995
Stover Cemetery, Stover, Morgan Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - David James Kays, son of Harry D. and Ardella M. (Brunjes) Kays, was born November 20, 1942, in Kansas City, and died February 13, 1995, at the St. Luke's Hospital in Kansas City at the age of 52. He had worked for AT&T as a plant maintenance and construction mechanic for 28 years before he retired in 1990. He then started Kays Refrigeration, in Leeton. He was a member of the Cold Springs Mason Lodge, Leeton, Ararat Shrine Temple, Kansas City, Mary Commandery, Demolay Chapter Knights Templer, and Cryptic Mason, all of Warrensburg. He was also a member of Pleasant Bethel Baptist Church, Leeton, and Elks Lodge, Clinton. He is survived by one son, Mark Kays, Maui, Hawaii; two daughters, Alison Krause, St. Louis, Kim Daugherty, Clinton; his father Harry Kays, Clinton; his mother Ardella Kays, Clinton; one brother Mike Kays, Belton, and Linda Kays, Clinton, as well as seven grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the Vansant-Mills Funeral Home, Thursday, February 16. Burial was in the Stover Cemetery.

KAYS, Harry Don
1921-2005
Stover Cemetery, Stover, Morgan Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Aug 25 2005 - Harry Don Kays was born November 21, 1921, at Gravois Mills, son of Hugh B. and Lela Bonine Kays. He died at his home in Clinton, Sunday, August 7, 2005. He was a veteran of the United States Army and had worked as a tool and die inspector with Bendix/Allied Signal, retiring in the middle 1980s. He was a member of the Northeast Baptist Church. While working at Bendix/Allied Signal, he was a member of their bowling team. He loved to read westerns and also enjoyed his fishing. Everyone who knew Harry had only good things to say about him. He thoroughly enjoyed going to the Clinton Senior Center and had many stories to tell. Preceding him in death were his parents; two sons, David and Daniel Kays, and three brothers. Survivors include one son, Michael Kays and wife Sherry, Belton; one daughter Linda Kays, Clinton; seven grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; one brother Norman Kays, Independence, and one sister, Lucille Woolery, Versailles. Graveside services were held August 12 at Stover Cemetery.

KAYS, James M. "J.M." Sr.
1928-2010
Laurel Oak Cemetery (K), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
James M. "J.M." Kays, Sr., 82, of Kansas City, Mo., died Saturday, September 25, 2010, at the Cherry Hills Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Kansas City, Mo. He was born March 21, 1928, in Thornberry, Mo., the son of Claude Kays and Vesta (Houseworth) Kays. On June 9, 1962, in Miami, Oklahoma, he married Mary Louise Humphrey and she preceded him in death on January 21, 1996. Mr. Kays was a truck driver for several trucking companies in the Kansas City area including Navaho, now ABF (Arkansas Best Freight) in Kansas City for 40 years before his retirement. He was a member of the Teamsters Local 41, Kansas City, Mo. He served in the United States Army during the Korean conflict. Survivors include a son, James M. Kays, Jr., and his wife, Tracie, Gladstone, Mo.; a daughter, Teresa Mullins, Gladstone, Mo.; 4 grandchildren, Brandi, Brandon, Cherosouix, and Mariah; and 2 great-grandchildren Colton and William; a brother Wendell Kays and his wife Phyllis, Deepwater, Mo. In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by a brother, Dorsey E. Kays and a sister, Georgean Garmon. Funeral services will be Friday, October 1, 2010, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial will be in the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

KAYS, Louise "Lou" HUMPHREY
1929-1996
Laurel Oak Cemetery (K), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Louise (Lou) Kays, 66, of Kansas City, MO, died early Sunday morning, January 21, 1996, at the North Kansas City Hospital, Kansas City, MO. She was born June 28, 1929, in Bowen, MO, the daughter of Luther C. (Boots) Humphrey and Elsie May Hicks Humphrey. On June 9, 1962, in Miami, OK, she married James (Jim) M. Kays, Sr., who survives of the home in Kansas City. Mrs. Kays graduated from the Leeton, Missouri, High School and later owrked for Sears and the Folger's Coffee Company, in Kansas City, for several years. She was a member of the Baptist Faith. In addition to her husband, she is survived by her mother, Elsie Humphrey, Gladstone, MO; a son, James M. Kays, Jr., Gladstone, MO; a daughter, Teresa Guyer, Gladstone, MO; and 4 grandchildren. Funeral services will be Thursday afternoon, January 25, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor, MO. Burial will be in the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor. (NOTE: Louise Humphrey Kays and John W. (Jack) Newbill were first cousins. Louise died on 1/21 and John on 1/22. Their funerals were on the same day, Jacks in the morning and Louise's in the afternoon.)

KAYS, Mary E. CHAMBERS TURNER
1921-1995
Hickman Cemetery, near Clarksburg, Moniteau Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Mary E. Turner Kays, 74, Clinton and formerly of Clarksburg, died Sunday, August 6, 1995, at Capital Region Medical Center-Memorial Campus in Jefferson City. She was born June 19, 1921, in Kansas City, Kansas, the daughter of Carl D. and Hannah Bardwell Chambers, who preceded her in death. She was married April 17, 1943, in Elizabeth, New Jersey, to Frank F. Turner, who preceded her in death April 25, 1987. She was then married May 1, 1992, in Clarksburg to Harry D. Days, who survives of the home. She was a homemaker and mother to three daughters and worked for Sears in the Unit Control Division. She was a member of Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church and graduated from high school in Elizabeth, New Jersey. Survivors include three daughters, Sandi Burdick with her husband John of Magnolia, Texas, Linda Thompson with her husband Autrey of Houston, Texas, and Carla Gattis with her husband Chris of Chesapeake, Virginia; one stepdaughter Linda Kays of Clinton, and one stepson Michael Kays of Belton; five grandchildren, six step-grandchildren and six step-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two stepsons, David and Daniel Kays. Services will be Wednesday, August 9, at Bowlin-Cantriel Funeral Chapel in California, Mo. Burial will be in Hickman Cemetery near Clarksburg.

KAYS, Pansy NULL HALL
1928-2016
Laurel Oak Cemetery (K), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Pansy (Hall) Kays, 87, of Lincoln, Missouri, went home to be with her Lord late Wednesday evening, May 18, 2016, at the Lincoln Community Care Center, Lincoln, Mo. She was born November 20, 1928, in Bryson, Mo., the daughter of Ralph Smith Null and Velma Lorene (Knecht) Null. On November 24, 1947, at the Baptist Church parsonage in Windsor, Mo., she married Harold Edward Hall and he preceded her in death on October 23, 1991. She later married J. M. Kays on June 5, 1997. Pansy graduated from Windsor High School in 1946 and was the president of her class. After graduation she worked at Hallmark Cards in Kansas City, Mo. She worked with Harold in their business, Hall Automotive in Windsor for many years. She also had worked at the former Windsor International Shoe Factory in Windsor. She loved playing the piano and played for church and at the nursing home. She also enjoyed sewing, crocheting, playing cards, working puzzles and reading Zane Grey and Louis L'Amour books. She was a former member of Calvary Baptist Church, Windsor and attended Black Oak Baptist Church, Warsaw. Survivors include 2 daughters, Connie Rotermund and husband Dan, Cole Camp, Mo.; Pamela Hall and her fiancé Jim Thoennes, Lincoln, Mo.; a son, Victor Hall, Warsaw, Mo.; 5 grandchildren, Kim Meyers and husband Mark, Crystal McRoy and husband Chad, Korey Ross and wife Paige, Tammy Sloan and husband Mark, and Jonnathon Hall; 3 great-grandchildren, Kayla Meyers, Jacob Ross, Austin Sloan; a sister, June Sloan and husband Robert "Bob," Warsaw, Mo.; a stepsister, Kay Rosebrough and husband Bert, Windsor, Mo.; and numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and cousins. In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by a stepsister, Nola Lee Rodriguez and several dear aunts. Graveside services will be Monday, May 23, 2016, at the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor, Mo.

KAZISKA, Tricia Marie
1991-1991
Holden Cemetery, Holden, Johnson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Tricia Marie Kaziska, Kingsville, infant daughter of Larry David Hibbs and Anne Marie Branum Kaziska, passed away Sunday, August 25, 1991, at Western Missouri Medical Center in Warrensburg. She leaves her father, Larry David Hibbs, Blue Springs; her mother, Anne Kaziska, Kingsville; three brothers, Matthew Joseph Kaziska, Whiteman Air Force Base, Knob Noster, Scott Alan Kaziska, Kingsville, and Larry David Hibbs, Jr., Blue Springs; paternal grandparents, Larry Charles Hibbs, Joplin, and Jackie JoAnn Hibbs, Buckner; paternal great-grandparents, Floyd Estelle Burch and Dorothy Mae Burch, Levasy, and Leota Hibbs, Weston, Mo. Graveside services were Tuesday, August 27, at Holden Cemetery. Arrangements were by Ben Cast & Son-Wood Funeral Home, Holden.

KEANE, Michael Ryan
1988-2007
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Oct 3 2007 - Michael Ryan Keane, of Sullivan, Indiana died at 8:22 p.m. Thursday, September 27, 2007 at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. The 2007 graduate of Sullivan High School was born September 28, 1988 in Terre Haute, IN to William F. "Bill" Keane and Jolinda L. Sperry Keane. He was a freshman at Indiana State University and a member of the Sullivan First United Methodist Church. He was a bass guitarist with the band "Voxt Revolution" and a drummer in the "Free Nights and Weekends Band" and also filled in as a drummer and guitarist at the Crossroads Community Church. He was preceded in death by his grandparents Judge Floyd L. Sperry, Betty Cook Sperry and John "Joe" Keane. Survivors include his parents of Sullivan, one brother Robert Keane of MO, one sister Cathy Blevens and her husband Eric of Dugger, the love of his life Briauna "Bri" Davis of Fairbanks, his grandparents Virgil Bradley and his wife Virginia of Clinton, MO and Wanda Sperry of Warsaw, MO, two nieces Amber Blevens and Ashley Blevens, four uncles, Mark Sperry and wife Tammy, of Tighwad, MO, Kevin Sperry of Clinton, MO, Calvin Sperry and wife Kathy of Altamont, IL, and John Keane of Clinton, MO, one aunt Karen Bleything and husband Larry of Overland Park, KS. Funeral services were held Tuesday at the Sullivan First United Methodist Church. Burial was in the Center Ridge Cemetery.

KEARNEY, Martha Eleanor WALDORF
1842-1930
Englewood Cemetery (K), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - The funeral services for Mrs. Martha Eleanor Kearney were held at the home of her son Willis W. Kearney at 926 South Main street on Sunday. Elder Macrae spoke most comforting words concerning the life of the deceased. For the most part he used extracts from a book written and published by herself, entitled "Pattie, or Leaves from a Life". In this book she told her life story - how, when very small, she was deprived of participating in play and other childish amusements, because of being so frail. On one occasion, when other children were going on an outing, her mother consoled her by telling her she would read to her from the large family Bible in which were numerous pictures that she would tell her about. She looked at them in childish wonder, not asking to be told the story of either, until she came to the one she called her favorite, which was the picture of the baby Jesus on his Mother's lap. Her mother told her all about Jesus, and in later years when asked just when she began loving the Savior and wanted to serve Him, her memory would always go back to the time she looked at his baby picture and was told the story by her mother. In speaking of Mrs. Kearney the minister said her life had been spent in both the sunshine and the shadow. When about 9 years of age, when it was very cold, she begged to go to school. Her parents finally consented. She went, but in a day or two came home with a very sore throat, which later developed into spinal meningitis. For weeks she was unconscious; then one morning she called for her mother and asked her to light a candle and bring her a drink. Her mother brought the drink, but there was no need for the candle, as it was day time and it was then found she was blind. She remained in that condition for a number of days, and finally regained her sight, which rejoiced her parents, but another sorrow came to them when it was revealed that she was unable to hear. When they talked to her she could see their lips moving,but could not hear, and at first thought they were just whispering to her. She remained deaf the remainder of her life. She told in her life story how she contented herself believing that all things are for the best. She had an implicit faith in God, and even though she was deprived of her hearing she was cheerful, knowing that in living a life of righteousness, as she did, would gain for her a home in the Mansions above. The text used was "I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith." She was one of the good mothers who has passed o to a rich reward.

KEARNS, Nora Blanch
1879-1899
Brown Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Oct 7 1889 - Died about a mile and a quarter southeast of Huntingdale at 2:15 p.m. September 27, 1899, after an illness of about seven weeks, Miss Nora Blanch Kearnes. Born in Scio, Ohio July 26, 1879. When she was four, her parents moved from Ohio to Quarles. Leaves a mother, two brothers, four sisters. On last Sunday, she informed her family that she was going to leave them and then she began to sing a hymn. Buried in the Brown Cemetery, three miles northeast of Quarles, where her father was buried a little over a year ago.

KECK, Amelia "Emaline" HOLLY
1844-1891
Englewood Cemetery (K), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Aug 1 1891 - Friday evening, July 17, Mrs. Emelia Keck, wife of C. Keck, was stricken with paralysis, about seven o'clock, which resulted in her death on the 25th ult. About five o'clock that evening, Mr. Keck was at the house after water and told his wife it would be late before they could be in for supper. She seemed to be feeling good and had been cheerful all day, tho she had complained a few days previous. When they went to the house for supper, about seven, Mrs. Keck was sitting on the step, but seemed to pay no attention to anyone. Her husband sat down beside her and, as he did, she fell over. He caught her and, with the assistance of his sons, she was carried into the house but the last words she spoke was to the little adopted girl, who she told to see about the meat for supper as they took her through the house. Medical skill was called - three of Clinton's best physicians - who did all that was possible, with the aid of kind and loving neighbors, but alas! after a week's anxiety, her spirit was called to that home where suffering is no more. The husband left without a true and noble wife, the children without a devoted and loving mother. Subject of this sketch was born in Montgomery county, Ohio October 9, 1844 and in 1856 came to this state, settling in St. Clair county, on what is called Hillegas Prairie. January 21, 1864, she married C. Keck, who at that time was engaged in carrying the mail from Sedalia to Clinton, his contract commencing August, 1862 and ending July, 1866. He, however, employed someone to carry the mail and, shortly after their marriage, bought 170 acres of land from James H. Kennedy, where they moved, and improved the farm, and lived happily until her death. Six children were born to them, five sons and one daughter, all living. Funeral was at the home of Rev. Taylor Bernard, and burial in Englewood. Rudolph Holly of Warsaw, a brother, with three sisters from Sedalia, came to attend the funeral.

KECK, Arthur Holly
1884-1937
Englewood Cemetery (K), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton, MO - Arthur Keck Dies On Way to Henry County - Arthur Keck, who had lived most of his life in and near Clinton, died at 11:00 p.m. October 14, 1937, near Sigler, Ariz., following a stroke of paralysis which struck him as he and his wife, accompanied by their son Charles, and two other Henry countains, Billy Braun and Harvey Lee Randolph, were en route home from Pasadena, Calif., where Mr. Keck had been the past seven months for his health. As his condition did not improve, he had decided to return to Henry County. They were driving their car and truck, and had stopped near Sigler to fix the truck lights. Mr. Keck complained of being tired and said he would lie down in the meantime. After the lights were fixed, the boys and Mrs. Keck found Mr. Keck unconscious, having suffered a stroke. He lived about three hours. Mr. Keck was taken to Williams, Ariz., and word was sent his daughter, Mrs. Dot Gilbert, northwest Clinton, also his other son, Meredith, at Pasadena, the latter going immediately to Arizona and from there accompanied the others to Clinton with the car and truck, arriving Sunday evening. Mrs. Keck accompanied her husband's body to Kansas City where they were met Sunday by Consalus and Peck funeral service and the body brought back by them. Mr. Keck was born May 12, 1884, at the old Keck home, northwest Clinton, to Mr. and Mrs. Constantine Keck. His mother died when he was yet a child and soon after, his father and family moved to Clinton, where the lad was reared and educated. He also attended a business college at Sedalia. During his youth, he spent seven or eight years in the west and after his return married Miss Sallie Ann Meredith, February 15, 1911. Three children were given to them, all of whom survive. Deceased lived on the farm after his marriage, where their children were born, but later he and family moved to Clinton where he was elevator man at the Farmers Elevator at Clinton. A few years later, he moved back to the farm, then again made the move to Clinton as he had the same position at the elevator. He had been living in Clinton about a year before going to California seven months ago seeking relief from high blood pressure which affected his heart. His physician there did not believe him in a critical condition, and pronounced him able to travel, before starting back. His wife and sons hoped that Missouri climate would be more favorable to him. Mr. Keck was well-known in the community where he had lived, and reserved for his family, the best part of himself; especially adored and adoring was his only daughter. His stay in California was lightened by a visit from henry County relatives last summer, by his brother, John, and newly-made friends. Deceased joined the Cumberland Presbyterian church at Fields Creek about 19112, remaining a member there until the church was abandoned. He was a man firm in his own conviction and in his life could be traced characteristics of his German ancestry. Besides his wife and daughter, Mrs. Dot Gilbert, and sons, Chas. and Meredith, he is survived by brothers, Fred Keck, near Clinton; John Keck, Long Beach, Calif.; and Herman Keck at Fairbanks, Alaska, also a foster sister, Mrs. Walter Moffett of Windsor, who with her daughter, Mrs. Irvin Whitten, Windsor, came to Clinton to be with Mrs. Keck. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday at the First M. E. Church. Burial was at Englewood. Pall bearers were Billy Braun, Harvey Lee Randolph, Earl Smith and three nephews, Herman, George and Robert Keck.

KECK, Charles Franklin
1919-2001
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Mar 26 2001 - Charles Franklin Keck, son of Arthur Holly and Sallie Ann (Meredith) Keck, was born June 8, 1919, in Henry County and died March 8, 2001, at the golden Valley Hospital in Clinton at the age of 81 years. Charley was an oil distributor for Standard Oil and owned a service station at the corner of Second and Green Street for 20 years. He was married to Margaret Tubbesing, who preceded him in death. He loved being with people and had a great sense of humor. One of his favorite hobbies was playing golf. One of his favorite days was the day he teed off and shot a hole in one. He enjoyed hunting and fishing with his brothers-in-law, family gatherings, playing croquet and pinochle. He always enjoyed spending the winters in Arizona with his friends. Charley always took great pride in his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was especially happy to be able to celebrate his 80th birthday with his family and friends. Charley enjoyed his church where he rededicated his life to the Lord in 1993. He was a member of the First Baptist Church, Clinton Country Club, 50-year member of the Masonic Lodge, Golden Valley Shrine Club, 50-year member of the Elks Lodge and in September he would have been a 50-year member of the Ararat Temple. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Margaret; his mother and father and one brother, Meredith Keck. He is survived by his wife, Geneva Keck,; one son, James Keck and wife, Kay, Newburgh, Indiana; one daughter, Karen Albin and husband, Bob of Castle Rock, Colorado; one step-son, Gerald Newman and wife, Janet, Clinton; one step-daughter, Virginia Graham and husband, Tom, Clinton; one sister, Mary Kay Gilbert of Jefferson City; eight grandchildren, Shane Keck, John Keck, Brian Smith, Mike Smith, Chris Keck, Jeff Albin, Clint Albin and Katie Pokorski as well as nine great-grandchildren, Thomas Albin, Charlie Albin, Zach Smith, Ashton Smith, Trey Keck, Denton Keck, Shelton Keck, Shayla Keck and Shelby Keck. Funeral services were held at the First Baptist Church, Clinton, Saturday, March 10. Burial was in the Clinton Memory Gardens.

KECK, Constantine
1835-1918
Englewood Cemetery (K), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Constine Keck was born July 4, 1835, in Frendenburg, Germany. There were seven children, he being the third. Two brothers are living, one in Germany, and one in Sedalia. Mr. Keck lived in Germany until he was sixteen years of age, coming at that time with his uncle to the United States, landing at New Orleans, coming up the river to St. Louis, finally locating at Boonville. In 1863 he came to Henry county, and during the civil war, carried passengers and the United States mail from Clinton to Sedalia. January 21, 1864, he was married to Emaline Holly, of Montgomery county, Ohio, who was born Oct. 9, 1843, her parents also being natives of Germany, coming to the United States and settling finally in St. Clair county. Mr. Keck lived in Clinton three years, moving from there to his farm 3 miles north of Clinton, in 1866. Mrs. Keck died here July 26, 1891, being 47 years old. Mr. Keck resided on his farm until 1895, moving to Clinton, buying his property on west Gravel street, where he died Jan. 30, 1918, being 82 years, 5 months and 26 days. Mr. Keck has six children, all living, two being absent from Clinton: John, in Arizona; Herman, in Alaska; Frank, Fred, Arthur and Mrs. Geo. S. Russell, living in Henry county; 11 grandchildren, 4 boys and 7 girls. Mr. Keck was married a second time to Mrs. Susan Mann, of Cooper county, in 1903, who survives him. Funeral services were conducted at the Christian church. The remains were laid in Englewood Cemetery.

KECK, Geneva L. CHANEY NEWMAN
1927-2012
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jul 9 2012 - Geneva L. (Chaney) (Newman) Keck, 84, Clinton, Missouri, died Tuesday, June 5, 2012, at the Golden Valley Memorial Hospital in Clinton. She was born in Windsor on December 3, 1927, to Albin LeRoy Chaney and Bessie Ethel (Klingler) Chaney. Geneva married Lewis Newman, Jr. on March 30, 1947. He preceded her in death on May 12, 1986. On January 9, 1990, she married Charles Franklin Keck. He preceded her in death on March 8, 2001. She was employed with Hobson and Son Furniture, and later with United Telephone Company as Operator 13, retiring in 1984. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Clinton, the Memorial History Committee and the Spirit Lifters and she was the trip coordinator for the XYZ Group, all of the First Baptist Church. Geneva also was a member of the Udolpha Miller Dorman Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, since 1974, and the Golden Valley Memorial Hospital Auxiliary. In her spare time she enjoyed playing cards, traveling, eating out, golfing and just being on the go. Surviving are her son, Gerald W. Newman and his wife Janet, Clinton; her daughter, Virginia L. Graham and her husband Tom, Clinton; one grandson, Jeremy Newman and his wife Rhonda, Clinton; two granddaughters, Angie Newman of Clinton and Amanda Gibson and her husband Stephen, Normal, Illinois; six great-grandchildren, Natalee, Derek, Bridge, Ethan, Landen and Gage; one stepson, Jim Keck and his wife Kaye, Newburgh, Indiana; one stepdaughter, Karen Albin and her husband Bob, Castle Rock, Colorado; one sister Libby Sims and her husband Richard, Raytown; one sister-in-law, Dorothy Chaney of North Kansas City, and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her husbands, Lewis and Charles, she was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Leo Chaney, and one sister, Janice Morgan. Memorial services were Friday, June 8, at the First Baptist Church of Clinton. Burial will be at a later date in the Calhoun Cemetery in Calhoun.

KECK, James Robert "Jim"
1937-2014
Englewood Cemetery (K), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, May 8 2014 - James "Jim" Robert Keck of Clinton died on April 19, 2014, at Golden LivingCenter-Westwood with his wife, Martha, by his side. Jim was born December 9, 1937, in Henry County to James Herman and Margaret Ellen (Mitchell) Keck. Jim and his late brother, Scott, farmed in the Clinton area and owned and operated Keck Brothers Dairy Farm until 1998. He served several terms on the district Board of Directors of MidAmerica Dairymen, Inc. Jim served as Fields Creek Township Assessor until being elected Henry County Assessor in 1982. He was subsequently re-elected and continuously served for nearly 32 years in that position until his death. He was an active member of the Missouri Assessors Association, and was a long-time member and active supporter of the Democratic Party. Jim also served as a member of the Lions Club. He was a lifetime member and supporter of the Future Farmers of America, sponsoring dairy judging contests and tours of his farm for many children and students through the years. Jim was an avid supporter of community events and will be greatly missed throughout Henry County. He also enjoyed antiques, history, cooking and helping people. Jim is survived by Martha, his wife of nearly 42 years. He also is survived by son, Kent Spackler of Clinton; son, Keith (wife, Deb) Spackler of Waterloo, NE, granddaughters, Steffany Spackler (fiance, Marc Chedel), Omaha, NE, and Kelsey Spackler of Phoenix, AZ, and grandson, John Spackler of Columbia, and daughter, Kathy (husband, Jim) Houk, granddaughters, Heather Houk and Lauren Weber (husband, Michael), arid great-grandson, Ryan Weber, all of Spring Hill, TN. Jim also is survived by his brother, Richard (wife, Patty), as well as many nieces and nephews. Jim was preceded in death by his parents; his elder sister, Anna Margaret Keck Massie, and his younger brother, Scott K. Keck. Funeral services were held Friday, April 25, at Clinton Christian Church, Clinton. Interment was in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

KECK, Joseph Frank
1865-1920
Englewood Cemetery (K), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Monday morning, the community was saddened when the news came that Frank Keck had been found dead in his barn, having shot himself between his eyes with a .22 rifle. He had been in poor health for several years, and no matter what was done, it seemed he grew worse. He had traveled extensively, hoping to get better, but had not improved. His sufferings had made him melancholy, and it seemed he had to desire to live, and recently had made frequent remarks about his severe condition. His physical condition evidentially affected his mind temporarily, which caused him to commit the deed, as he had gotten up as usual, started the fire and cut the meat, and had gone to the barn and gotten part of the feeding done. They only departure from his usual custom was that he did not call his family when he arose. His dead body was found about 6:30 by his oldest son George in the cow stable, where he had started to feed the cows. When Mrs. Keck awoke she called the boys and told them to go help their father, as they had planned to butcher that day. It was then the tragedy was discovered. He was born in Clinton, Feb. 5, 1865, being the eldest child of the late C. Keck and wife. Later his parents moved to the farm, 3 miles north of Clinton. There he grew to manhood and March 20, 1895 he married Miss Hattie Smith, north of Clinton. To this union four children were given who are left to comfort their beloved mother. They are: Miss Anabel and George, Herman and Robert. He also leaves one sister, Mrs. Geo. Russell, on West Gravel St., and four brothers, Herman Keck, Fairbanks, Alaska; John Keck, Long Beach, Cal.; Arthur and Fred Keck, who live on the old Keck home place. After his marriage, they moved to the home farm 3 miles north of Clinton; later moved to the McVey farm, then spent a year in California, where Robert was born. They returned to Henry county about 15 years ago and bought the farm where he died. This place he and his wife made into a real home, improving the house and modernizing the farm and equipment. He always stood for progress in his community, and had well tilled land, properly cared for and had a fine herd of dairy cows and other stock, also inspiring his sons with the dignity of farming and stock raising, and showing them the best way. He also was an enthusiastic good roads man. A few weeks ago, when his health became so poor, he decided it was bet to sell and did so, intending to move to Colorado. His death is mourned by the community and the most heartfelt sympathy is extended to his bereaved ones. The funeral services were conducted at his late home, 2 1/2 miles northwest of Clinton, Wednesday. Interment in Englewood Cemetery.

KECK, Margaret Ruth TUBBESING
1917-1987
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Margaret Ruth Tubbesing was born July 17, 1917, in Henry County, the daughter of William and Lizzie Ludemann Tubbesing. She passed away at her home, 405 Price Lane, Clinton, Thursday morning, July 30, 1987 of an apparent heart attack. Margaret was married to Charles F. Keck December 25, 1940, in Yuma, AZ, and to this union two children were born. They now survive with their father. They are: Jim Keck of Newbergh, IN, and Mrs. Karen Albin of Littleton, CO. She is also survived by five sisters: Viola Holt, Laura Crooks and Huldah Tubbesing, all of the Clinton area; Mary Smith, San Luis Obispo, CA; and Bertha Whittier of Seattle, WA; eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild, as well as many good friends and neighbors. She was preceded in death by one brother and three sisters. Margaret was well known in the community as a saleslady in the Kriesler Drug on the Clinton square for many years. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Clinton. Funeral services were held Saturday, August 1, at the Consalus Chapel. Burial was in Clinton Memory Gardens.

KECK, Scott K.
1946-2008
Englewood Cemetery (K), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 16 2008 - Scott K. Keck, 61, Clinton, died Monday April 14, 2008, at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Kansas City, Mo. He was born December 28, 1946, to James Herman Keck and Margaret Ellen (Mitchell) Keck. He was a dairy farmer with his brother Jim until his retirement in March of 1998. He held various positions at Mid-Am Dairy Co-op and Tri County DHIA; hosted hundreds of school children and judging teams on his dairy farm and was very active with the youth of Clinton, coaching numerous Little League Baseball teams. Scott also received the FFA State Farmer degree in 1964. Scott served in the United States Army from 1966 to 1969, working in heavy equipment maintenance at Ft. Blevair, Virginia, serving one year in Korea, and ending his service at Ft. Leonard Wood. He was one of the original Clinton Booster Club members and helped write the by-laws of the organization. He kept stats for football and basketball teams at various times. He also served on the Henry County Fair Board for 36 years in various positions, only missing two annual fairs in his lifetime due to serving in the military. Scott enjoyed attending fairs in surrounding and various counties, looking for ways to improve and make the Henry County Fair and fairgrounds better. He spent countless hours working to get the fairgrounds ready for the fair, and the football field ready for high school football games. Scott served on the Farmers Elevator Board of Directors for 18 years, serving as secretary 17 of those years. He was the Fields Creek Township Assessor, Collector and Democrat Committeeman. He also worked with the City of Clinton when the Fair Board sold ground for the Civic Center, and was a member of the Economic Development Board. He received the 1999 Agri-Business Person of the Year award, and the 2000 Henry County Friend of 4-H award. He was presented the Legacy Award from the American Red Cross for donating over 19 gallons of blood prior to becoming sick in 2000. Scott enjoyed working with the Deepwater Labor Harvest Picnic committee and the Kansas City Barbecue Society. Scott also served as a volunteer coordinator between the Community Service Director and the 27th Judicial Circuit Court. Survivors include two brothers, James R. "Jim" Keck and his wife Martha of Clinton, and Richard R. Keck and his wife Patty of Clinton; fifteen nieces and nephews, several cousins, and his beloved dog Sassy. Funeral services will be Saturday, April 19, 2008 at the Bradley & Hadley Funeral Home, Clinton. Burial will be in the Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

KECK, Susan RAMSPEAR STEWART MANN
1845-1920
Pilot Grove Weekly Record, Jan 23 1920 - Mrs. Susan Keck Dies, Was Born in Cooper county in 1845, Died at the Home of Her Sister Mrs. Mary Brownfield - Mrs. Susan Keck died suddenly Wednesday morning, January 21, 1920 in Pilot Grove at the home of her sister, Mrs. Mary Brownfield, with whom she had been since early last fall, when she came to make a visit to her sister. Thanksgiving morning, Mrs. Keck slipped on the ice and received injuries from which she has since been confined to her room and to the house the past few weeks being able to walk about the home without being aided. Except for a very bad cough Mrs. Keck seemed much better than usual Tuesday and after a hearty supper retired feeling well. About one o'clock in the morning she became suddenly very ill and complained of a severe pain on the left side. Although suffering severely at times she was active and directing ministrations for her relief and death came when she had dropped into an apparent natural sleep, those with her not knowing when she passed away. Mrs. Keck, who was Miss Susan Ramspear, was born 74 years ago and reared near Pilot Grove. She was first married to J. W. Stewart and to that union one child was born, Mrs. Clara Schupp, of Union, Mo. After the death of the first husband she became the wife of Mr. John Mann, and for the first time left Pilot Grove, making her home at New Lebanon during the life of Mr. Mann. Later she was married to C. Keck of Clinton, Mo., and for many years that place has been her home, her husband having died two years ago. Mrs. Keck had her plans made for returning to her Clinton home and was anxiously awaiting the time when she might make the trip in safety. In her early girlhood she became a Christian and united with the Mount Vernon church and her life has been of quiet submission and unfaltering faith. Besides the one daughter she leaves one surviving member of her family, Mrs. Brownfield, at whose home she died. The funeral was preached at the Pilot Grove Presbyterian church Friday afternoon (today), after which the body was taken to the Mount Vernon cemetery, one mile south of town, and laid to rest by the side of her first husband and near the last resting place of many members of her family.

KEDIGH, Calvin B.
1915-2004
Hickory Grove Cemetery, White Oak Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Nov 8 2004 - Calvin B. Kedigh, 88, Kansas City, died Thursday, November 4, 2004, at his daughter and son-in-law's home in Kansas City. Funeral services were Monday, November 8, at Mt. Moriah Funeral Home in Kansas City. Graveside services were at Hickory Grove Cemetery, Urich. He was born in Urich to Edith and Benedict Kedigh on November 12, 1915. He was a graduate of Urich High School in 1933. He married Jesse M. Patt in 1938 and she died November 3, 1997. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. His work career extended over 40 dedicated years with J.C. Nichols as building superintendent and upon his retirement he continued as a private contractor. He is survived by his two children, Bobby K. Kedigh and wife Carolyn, Sandy, Utah, and Linda K. Tierney and husband Pat, Kansas City; seven grandchildren, Richard Kedigh (Becca) of Sandy, Utah, Suzanne Butterfield (Dean) of South Jordan, Utah, Julie Lucas (Fred) of Marion, Utah, Kim Marlow (Jim) of Kansas City, Karen Geren (Eric) of Knoxville, Tennessee, Janet Tierney and Jennifer Tierney, both of Kansas City; nine great-grandchildren, Jessie Danielle, Nichole, Forrest, Hunter, Autumn, Dillon, Benjamin, Ryan and Canyon, as well as one brother Bobby K. Kedigh of Urich, and a number of nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends.

KEDIGH, Charles Leroy
1939-2004
Hickory Grove Cemetery, White Oak Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 26 2004 - Charles Leroy Kedigh was born May 10, 1939, in Urich, son of Edward and Gertrude Bunger Kedigh, and died April 18, 2004, at Research Medical Center. He married Reba Self at Peculiar April 28, 1962. He was a maintenance crew leader for MoDOT and retired in 1994 after 32 years. His mother preceded him in death. Survivors include his wife, Reba Kedigh, of the home; his father, Edward Kedigh, Urich; three sons, Butch Kedigh and wife, Kimberly, Bill Kedigh and wife Terri, Aron Kedigh and wife Susan, all of Urich; two daughters Rhonda VanDyne and husband Bill, Urich, Tera Vanderburg and husband Darrin, Clinton; one sister, Sandra Holste and husband Jay, Springfield, Illinois; nine grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral services were held April 21 at Consalus-Bradley Chapel, Urich. Burial was in Hickory Grove Cemetery.

KEDIGH, Doris Elaine BARTH
1925-1997
Hickory Grove Cemetery, White Oak Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Doris Elaine Kedigh, 71, died Sunday morning, April 13, 1997, at her home in Urich. She was born August 27, 1925, in Piper, the daughter of Edna Marie Johnson and Clarence Cullin Barth. She completed her school in Urich, then was united in marriage May 22, 1943, to Bobby Ray Kedigh, also of Urich. From this union three children were born; Charlene, Karen and Dayne. She was preceded in death by her parents; step-father, Chris Goodman of Urich, and brother, Bill Barth of Raytown. Doris was a dedicated member of Evangel Presbyterian Church, Hartwell Sewing Club, Grand River Homemakers Club, Democrat Club of Henry County, Ecumenical Women's group, VFW Auxiliary and the inner Church Council. She served as memorial chairman for the American Cancer Society of Henry County, vice president of Henry County Homemakers Club Council and was an inactive member of Eastern Star. She also volunteered time at the Henry County Museum and the Samaritan Center in Clinton. Doris was a loving and devoted wife, mother, sister, daughter and community servant. She was most happy being with family and doing for others - taking pride and joy in everything she did. She touched the lives of so many and will forever be with us in our hearts and our memories. She is survived by her husband, Bob; two daughters, Charlene Bishop of Clinton and Karen Raker of Lee's Summit; one son, Dayne Kedigh of Lee's Summit; seven grandchildren and one sister, Winnie Estep of Gladstone. Funeral services were at Vansant-Mills Funeral Home April 16. Burial was in Hickory Grove Cemetery, Urich.

KEDIGH, Edward F.
1915-2007
Hickory Grove Cemetery, White Oak Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jul 25, 2007 - Edward F. Kedigh, 91, Urich, died Tuesday, July 24, 2007, at Camden Health Care Center, Harrisonville. Funeral services will be held Friday, July 27 at the Presbyterian Church in Urich, with burial in Hickory Grove Cemetery. He was born October 13, 1915, in Urich, son of Omer and Inez Hargrave Kedigh. He was preceded in death by his parents; first wife Gertrude, and second wife Myrtle; one son Charles L. Kedigh; one brother William Kedigh; one sister Margaret Rollins, and one stepson Bill Wheeler. Survivors include his daughter Sandra Holste; three stepsons, Jim Wheeler, Bob Wheeler and John Wheeler; one stepdaughter Mary Green; 19 grandchildren, 35 great-grandchildren, one great-great-granddaughter, plus several nieces and nephews.

KEDIGH, Jessie Mildred PATT
1915-1997
Hickory Grove Cemetery, White Oak Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Jesse Mildred Patt Kedigh was born on May 2, 1915, in Urich, to Richard and Ocie Patt. She died November 3, 1997, at the St. Joseph Health Center in Kansas City at the age of 82 years. Jessie married Calvin B. Kedigh on April 18, 1938, in Liberty. Jessie was a wonderful, loving mother and grandmother. She loved spending time with her family. She enjoyed sewing and cooking. those who knew her loved her sense of humor and friendship. She will be remembered often and missed deeply. Survivors include her husband, Calvin, Kansas City; sister, Ruth Kelland, Lodi, California; son, Bob K. and daughter-in-law, Carolyn Kedigh, Sandy, Utah; daughter, Linda and son-in-law, Pat Tierney, Sandy, Utah; grandson, Richard; granddaughters, Suzanne, Julie, Kim, Karen, Janet and Jennifer; four great-grandchildren; many nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral services were held at the Mount Moriah and Freeman Chapel of Kansas City Thursday, November 6. Graveside services and burial were held at the Hickory Grove Cemetery, Urich, November 6.

KEDIGH, Mary Jane SLAYTON
1923-1991
Northridge Woodhaven Cemetery, Millington, Shelby Co, TN
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Mary Jane Kedigh, 68, Millington, Tennessee, died August 19, 1991 at Methodist Hospital in Memphis following a brief illness. Services were Thursday, August 22, 1991 at Raleigh Presbyterian Church in Memphis. Burial was in Woodhaven Cemetery, Millington. Mrs. Kedigh was born August 7, 1923 near Urich, the daughter of Rolla William and Evelyn Armilda Simons Slayton. She spent her childhood years in Urich and was a graduate of Urich High School. She was united in marriage in November of 1947 to William E. Kedigh and to this union one daughter was born. In 1975 Mrs. Kedigh became the first female moderator of the Presbytery of West Tennessee of the United Presbyterian Church in the USA. In that position she was the highest elected officer in the Presbytery that included 26 churches in West Tennessee. She served as a delegate to the United Presbytery USA General Assembly in 1973 and from 1972-74 was president of the West Tennessee Presbyterial Association. Mrs. Kedigh was active in women's groups at Millington Presbyterian Church and served as director of the Flaming Arrows, the youth organization for the United Presbyterian Church of West Tennessee. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lt. Cmdr. William E. Kedigh (USNR-ret.), her parents and one brother. She is survived by her daughter, Kini Kedigh-Liberman of Memphis; one sister, Mildred Ireland of Blue Springs; and one brother, James Slayton of Urich.

KEDIGH, Michael
1840-1925
Hickory Grove Cemetery, White Oak Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Michael Kedigh died at his home southeast of Urich, at eight o'clock Monday morning, with heart trouble. He had not been well for some time and he had laid down on the cot to rest, when a short while after his wife found him dead. He simply went to sleep as gently and peaceable as he had lived. He was born in Germany December 11, 1840. When five years old he came with his parents to America, first settling in Ohio. He came to Henry county in 1870 and settled on the farm where he died, it having been his home ever since. His first wife passed away years ago. His second wife, who was Margaret Henny, survives him. He leaves the following children by his first marriage: Mrs. Emma Martin, Geyserville, Calif.; Jake Kedigh, Ballard; John Kedigh, Mountain, Ark.; and two sons are left by the second marriage to comfort their mother: Ben and Omer Kedigh of Urich. He also leaves 14 grandchildren. He had been a member of the Lutheran church for years and put Christianity into every day living, looking for the good in people and things. He inspired others to higher ideals and better living by his confidence in them. He was held in the highest esteem in his community, loved by young and old. He was always a conservative, good business man and farmer. He loved his family and his home and desired the best for his loved ones. The funeral was at his late home Wednesday afternoon. Interment in the Hickory Grove cemetery.

KEDIGH, Myrtle Mae BAXTER WHEELER
1918-2001
Hickory Grove Cemetery, White Oak Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 11 2001 - Myrtle Mae Baxter Kedigh was born October 15, 1918, daughter of James Finely and Lula Valley King Baxter. She married Robert Wheeler on November 28, 1936, and he preceded her in death on November 20, 1965. She married Edward F. Kedigh on October 14, 1975, and he survives of the home. She was a member of the Weaubleau Methodist Church and attended the Evangel Presbyterian Church in Urich. Additional survivors include four sons, Robert E. Wheeler and wife, Nellie, Clinton, James Wheeler and wife, Pat, Humansville, John Wheeler and wife, Janice, and William Wheeler, all of Urich; one daughter, Mary green and husband, Robert, Greenwood; one step-son, Charles Kedigh and wife, Reba, Urich; one stepdaughter, Sandy Holste and husband, Jay, Springfield, Illinois; two brothers, C. E. "Pete" Baxter, Butler, and Flavil "PeeWee" Baxter, Osceola; 16 grandchildren, seven step-grandchildren, and nine step-great-grandchildren. Four brothers and two sisters also preceded her in death. Funeral services were held January 9 at the Consalus Chapel, Urich. Honorary pall bearers were grandsons Ronnie VanWinkle, Kent Woodward, Richard Tripp, Marcus Escalante, Butch Kedigh, Bill Kedigh, Arian Kedigh and Nathan Holste. Burial was in Hickory Grove Cemetery, Urich.

KEE, Roger Allen
1953-2001
National Cemetery, Warsaw, Benton Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jul 23 2001 - Roger Allen Kee, son of Ruby R. "Ted" and Lela Bernice (Tatum) Kee, was born December 28, 1953, in Kansas City, and died at the Bothwell Regional Health Center, Sedalia, on July 2, 2001, at the age of 47 years. Roger spent his early childhood years in the state of California. In 1969 he moved to Warsaw with his parents where he continued to make his home. On February 18, 1985, he married Tina Marie Bucklew (Humpal). Roger was a construction laborer and worked for the Penzel Construction Company of Jacksonville. He was a member of Local 663, Sedalia. He was also a member of the National Trap Shooting Club. He was also an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting and fishing. He was preceded in death by his parents and grandparents. Roger is survived by his wife, Tina, of the home; three children, Gage Kee, Chasity Bucklew-Kee and Shawnah Kee, all of the home; his brother, Kenneth A. Kee and wife, Kristin and three nieces, Christin, Payton and Baillie, all of Bloomfield, New Mexico. Graveside services and burial was held in the National Cemetery, Warsaw, on Friday, July 6.

KEECHLER, Ervin E.
1905-1989
Floral Lawns Memorial Gardens, North Platte, Lincoln Co, NE
North Platte Telegraph, Friday, Feb 10 1989 - Ervin E. Keechler, 83, of Lincoln, Missouri, and former North Platte area resident, died Thursday at Lincoln. He was born July 5, 1905, in Buffalo County to Henry and Mary Pope Keechler, He married Flossie Hutches on February 26, 1927, in North Platte. Mr. Keechler ranched 15 miles northwest of North Platte until 1979 when he moved to Missouri. Survivors include his wife, Flossie, of Lincoln, Missouri, and other relatives. Services will be Sunday at the Adams and Swanson Chapel. Burial will be in Floral Lawns Memorial Gardens. Adams and Swanson Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

KEECHLER, Flossie HUTCHES
1902-1997
Floral Lawns Memorial Gardens, North Platte, Lincoln Co, NE
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Flossie H. Keechler, 94, Lincoln, died Saturday, March 22, 1997, at Lincoln Community Nursing Home in Lincoln. She was born December 19, 1902, to James and Amanda Spence Hutches in Custer county, Nebraska. She graduated from the University of Nebraska with a degree in teaching. She married Ervin Keechler in February 1927. She taught in the country schools in and around North Platte, Nebraska, from 1926 until her retirement. She and her husband moved to Benton County in 11970 and had resided there since. She was an active member of the Seventh day Adventist Church and in her community all her life. She is survived by one foster brother, Chester Hutches of Prosser, Washington; one nephew; two nieces, cousins and many friends. She was preceded in death by her husband in 1989; two brothers who died in infancy and one sister, Elsie. Funeral services will be Friday, March 28, at Adams & Swanson Chapel in North Platte, Nebraska. Burial will be at Floral Lawns Memorial Gardens.

KEEFER, Albert H.
1851-1935
Englewood Cemetery (K), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Albert Keefer, whose home was on South Orchard street, answered the heavenly call at 10 a.m. Friday, April 26. He had been in ill health since last December when he fell down the steps at his home and suffered a severe blow on his head, but did not seem critically ill until a short time before his death Friday. He was born September 12, 1851 at Mt. Vernon, Ohio. His parents died when he was small and he was reared by an older brother until old enough to make his own way in the world. When quite young he began to make his own living without assistance from anyone and soon started railroading. Most of his life he worked for a railroad, being an employee of the Katy when he came to Clinton 45 years ago. He was retired at the age of 70 after giving many years of faithful, dependable service to his chosen work. All the railroad men knew him for his quiet friendliness and never failing reliability. Martha Frances Bayes and Albert Keefer were united in marriage November 1, 1874, at Mt. Vernon, Ohio, and they later came to Clinton where they built a home on South Orchard street. They were ideally happy and in 1924 they celebrated their Golden Wedding at the home of her sister-in-law, in Troy, Ohio, where they were visiting at the time. Mrs. Keefer preceded him in death August 27, 1925. Mr. Keefer and Mrs. Mary Belle Baldwin were married July 16, 1927, and she gave him every comfort and care during the years of their marriage, nursing him lovingly during his last few months of ill health. Many years ago Mr. Keefer was converted and joined the First M. E. church in Clinton. When he was able, he attended the church services, deriving much comfort and joy from the worship of his Master. He was kindly and good-natured, although the casual acquaintance seldom saw the wit and humor that he kept from all but his closest friends and relatives. As one became better acquainted with him one could see his many fine qualities, his sympathetic nature, his sincere friendliness. Surviving Mr. Keefer besides his wife are three children: Ivory H. Keefer, Clinton; Mrs. Jennie Bunger, Kansas City; Will Keefer, ElDorado, Mo. There are also two grandchildren and two great grandchildren. The son Will Keefer, started to Clinton Tuesday when he received word his father was ill. He was accompanied by his wife, their daughter, and their two grandchildren. A few miles from their home in ElDorado a blow out caused them to have an accident and Mr. Keefer was injured so badly he was taken to the hospital at Parsons, Kans. Mrs. Keefer received small injuries, but she came on to Clinton, while the daughter and the grandchildren returned home. Services were Sunday at the First M. E. Church. Burial was in Englewood.

KEEFER, Ivory Howard "Irish"
1877-1940
Englewood Cemetery (K), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - I. H. Keefer died at his home at 607 South Carter Street, Monday at 6:00 p.m. January 15, 1940. He had been critically ill since Christmas with a kidney ailment and other complications, and had not been well for several years. During his last illness his wife's sister, Mrs. Donna Lane of Los Angeles, Calif., came to assist at the home. Ivory Howard Keefer, better known as "Irish" was born February 22, 1877, at Lenexa, Kans., coming with his late father, Albert H. Keefer and family, to Clinton when a child. September 26, 1912, he was united in marriage to Miss Jessie Kincaid, who survives him. There is also one brother Bill Keefer of New Franklin, who with his wife arrived at the Keefer home Friday. Mr. Keefer was an engineer on the Frisco for some time, and in spite of Ill health, tenaciously clung to his work, of which he was fond. About 1935 he had to relinquish this work and since, had been employed at nights at the fire house, resigning this position a few weeks ago, due to failing health. Mr. Keefer was a member of the Second Street Methodist Church. He was devoted to his wife and her interests and to their home. In his illness, he learned that death was inevitable and he was ready to go, his spirit becoming more and more eager for a release from his wasted and worn body. Funeral services were conducted at the Second Street Methodist Church Wednesday. Burial at Englewood in the family lot.

KEEFER, Martha Frances BAYES
1856-1925
Englewood Cemetery (K), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Sep 1925 - Mrs. Albert Keefer passed away very suddenly from hart failure, at 7:20 p.m. Thursday of last week, at her home on South Orchard street. She had been in very poor health since in the spring, and the first of April her daughter and husband Mr. and Mrs. James Bunger, of Buffalo, N.Y., came to be with her, so the daughter could give her every attention needed. She was sitting up in a chair when the final summons came and she quickly passed away without suffering. Deceased's maiden name was Martha France Bayes. She was born in Mt. Vernon, Ohio, and was 69 years, 6 months and 23 days of age. She was united in marriage with Albert Keefer, Nov. 1, 1874, in Mt. Vernon, Ohio, and they celebrated their golden wedding anniversary Nov. 1, 1924, at the home of her sister-in-law, Mrs. Maggie Bayes at Troy, Ohio. About a year after their marriage they came West. They have resided in Clinton for 35 years and the last 33 years have lived at the present address. She is survived by her husband and 3 children: William Frederick Keefer, of Sedalia; Ivory H. Keefer, Clinton; Mrs. James Bunger of Buffalo, N.Y.; also 2 grandchildren, Madalyn and Frances Keefer of Sedalia, who came to Clinton with their parents Friday morning. She also leaves four sisters and three brothers - Mrs. Chas. Hogle, Piqua, Ohio; Miss Gertie Bayes, Mrs. Etta Perrin, Mrs. Will Schrumpfs, and Will Bayes, all of Wayne, Nebr.; Joe Bayes of Wisconsin and John Bayes of Utah. Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Hogle, Piqua, Ohio; Will and Miss Gertie Bayes, Wayne, Nebr., and Miss Lulu Keefer of Wichita, Kans., came to attend the funeral. Mrs. Keefer was a kind and loving wife,m mother and grandmother. Her friends were numbered by her acquaintance, for all who knew her loved her. A cheery word and smile were her greetings to everyone. She held a deep affection in her heart for the two granddaughters, and always looked forward with pleasure to their visits into her home. She had been a member of the First M. E. church since girlhood, and was a faithful follower of the Master, whom she loved and trusted. Funeral services were conducted at the First M. E. Church Sunday and interment was in Englewood.

KEELING, Marjorie L.
1921-1997
Lowry City Cemetery, Lowry City, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Mrs. Marjorie L. Keeling, 76, Lowry City, died Wednesday, June 4, 1997, at Golden Valley Memorial Hospital in Clinton. Mrs. Keeling was a homemaker. She is survived by her husband Warren of the home; son Russell Keeling of Oak Grove. Graveside services will be Saturday, June 7, at the Lowry City Cemetery.

KEELING, Warren Isaac
1923-1997
Lowry City Cemetery, Lowry City, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Warren Isaac Keeling was born September 3, 1923, in Tomahawk, Arkansas, to Alfred and Sarah Shipman Keeling. He died June 10, 1997, at St. Luke's Hospital in Kansas City from injuries received in an automobile accident on June 4. On August 27, 1951, Warren was united in marriage to Marjorie Lee Larue in Harrison, Arkansas. To this union a son was born. Marjorie preceded Warren in death on June 4, 1997, from injuries received in the same automobile accident. For several years they traveled and lived throughout the country as Warren's construction work demanded. He worked for several years in the Kansas City area as a supervisor for the George F. Rientjes Construction Company. Warren was preceded in death by his parents, and three brothers, Hugh, Kenneth and Alfred Keeling. He is survived by his son Russell and his wife Kay; two sisters, Lenore Langdon of Southgate, California, and Pauline Horton of Marshall, Arkansas; two grandchildren, one great-grandchild; other relatives and many friends. Graveside services were Saturday, June 14, at Lowry City Cemetery.

KEELING, Winnie Kay
1941-1997
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Winnie Kay Keeling, 55, Oak Grove, died Tuesday, August 12, 1997, at St. Mary's Hospital, Blue Springs. Mrs. Keeling was an asset management employee of Waddell and Reed. She is survived by her husband Russell of the home and two daughters. Funeral services will be Friday, August 15, at the Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel in Osceola. Cremation.

KEENER, Patrick Lee
1984-2009
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jul 23 2009 - Patrick Lee Keener, 24, Clinton, died on Thursday, July 9, 2009, at St. Luke's Hospital, Kansas City, at 11:20 a.m. He was born Nov. 14, 1984, in Clinton, the son of Laura Keener. He was a single father to Nikolas R. King. Patrick graduated from Clinton High School in 2003. He was an Eagle Scout and a member of the Tribe of Mic-O-Say. He liked to play golf, go fishing with his mother and son He also enjoyed camping and hunting. Patrick was preceded in death by his great-grandparents, Levi and Violet Warring, Ray and Inez Leedy and Merlen and Valorah Keener. He is survived by his mother, Laura Keener; his son, Nikolas King, and one brother, Tommy Keener, all of the home; his maternal grandparents, Tom and Sharon Keener of Punta Gorda, Florida; one aunt, Vicki Nelson and husband Howard, Arkansas; two cousins, Jennifer Nelson of Arkansas and Christy Renfroe and husband Mark, Mississippi, as well as two second cousins, Jack and Evan Renfroe of Mississippi. Memorial services were held at Vansant-Mills Chapel on Sunday, July 12. Patrick was cremated.

KEENEY, Sara Opal GADBERRY KAMPE
1913-2003
Englewood Cemetery (K), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, May 28 2003 - Opal (Kampe) Keeney was born June 20, 1913, at Powersville, daughter of Isaac and Anna Springer Gadberry. She died May 1, 2003, at Golden Valley Hospital. Preceding her in death were her parents; first husband, Herman A. Kampe in 1966; her second husband, Moss Keeney in 1980 one son Louis Kampe; one daughter Leona Hunt; one brother Frank Gadberry; one sister Frona Gadberry, and one great-grandson David Hunt. Survivors include three sons, Kenny Kampe and wife Terri, Buffalo, Harless Kampe, Independence, Stanley Kampe, Tucson, Arizona; two daughters, Barbara McCartney and husband Robert, Clinton, Denna Vickers and husband Huey, Tucson, Arizona; 19 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held May 5 at Consalus-Bradley Chapel. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery.

KEENY, Giles Bernard
1886-1961
Urich-Montrose Herald Tidings, Sep 8 1961 - Giles Bernard Keeny, 75, a resident of Urich, since 1952, died Saturday, Sep. 2, at Clinton General Hospital, where he had been a patient since Aug. 1. He was born in San Francisco, Calif., July 1, 1886, and spent his boyhood in Meriden, Conn. He was educated at Ohio State University and Yale University, and as a construction engineer traveled widely. During World War I he served as a lieutenant with the 603rd Engineers, AEF in France, where he met and married Adrienne DeBourg, of Bordeaux, who died in 1936. The couple is survived by one child, Mrs. Violette Knabb, of Detroit, Mich. In 1941 he married Miss Mildred Edwards, formerly of Kansas City, Mo., who survives him. Other survivors are: A brother, William F. Keeny, Sr., Hamden, Conn.; a step-sister and a step-brother, Mrs. Amy Yale and Norman Peck, Meriden, Conn. Mr. Keeny was a member of the Urich Presbyterian Church; Clinton Lodge No. 548, AF&AM; the Scottish Rite at Kansas City Council No. 45, R and AM; Kansas City Chapter No. 28 RAM; Sanford-Brown, Jr., Post No. 124, The American Legion Kansas City; and Urich Chapter No. 38, Order of the Eastern Star. Funeral services were held Tuesday, Sep. 5, at the Schaberg Funeral Home in Clinton. Burial will be Friday, Sep. 8, at Glastonbury, Conn. - A Tribute to Giles Keeny - Giles Keeny of Urich left behind him one of the greatest engineering monuments of our times: The Harbor of Monrovia, Liberia. Along the curve of the West Africa Bulge runs one of the strongest surfs in the world. The only way of landing was on a surf boat propelled by Kru boatmen, who alone were able to manipulate a craft through these towering, thundering waters which crashed against a high rocky shore. Giles Keeny had a voice that could penetrate that roar - and well he needed it, because every inch of that harbor had to be built through that roaring surf - and his commands had to be heard if it were to be built. Today, Monrovia has a large, safe harbor. A hundred ships fly the lone star flag of Liberia, thanks to Giles Keeny, his voice and his brain. - R. E. Barclay

KEERAN, James Gerald
1937-1992
Spring Garden Cemetery, Eldon, Miller Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - James (Jim) Gerald Keeran, 55, Eldon, Mo., died Thursday, Oct. 22, 1992, at Versailles. He was born Sept. 19, 1937 in Miller County, Missouri, the son of Robert Lee and Edna Pearl Simpson Keeran. Mr. Keeran lived in Miller county most of his life. He was a retired truck driver. Survivors include his mother Pearl Keeran of Eldon; one brother Bill Keeran of Warsaw; two sisters Mary Lee Claypole and Elwanda Holloway, both of Eldon. Funeral services were held Sunday, Oct. 25, 1992 at Griswold-Kays Funeral Home, Eldon. Burial was in Spring Garden Cemetery.

KEERAN, William E.
1933-2000
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 31 2000 - William E. Keeran, 66, Windsor, died Friday, January 28, 2000 at his home. He was born September 26, 1933, in Kansas City, the son of Robert L. Keeran and Edna Pearl (Simpson) Keeran. On October 6, 1997, in Miami, Oklahoma, he married Donna R. Hargrove, who survives. He was a truck driver for Windsor Concrete in Windsor for over 10 years. He also served his country as a member of the U.S. Navy for several years. In addition to his wife, he is survived by three sons, Donald Washburn and wife, Karen, Danny Washburn and Stoney Keeran, all of Windsor; two daughters, Barbie Wilson and husband Tague, Kansas City, Joedie Davidson and fiancee, Jackson Stevens, Green Ridge; four grandchildren, Michael Wuellner, Jr., Brandy Houk, Billy Washburn and Amber Rhoades; two sisters, Marylee Claypole and Elwanda Hollaway, both of Eldon; a niece, Denise Claypole; three nephews, Bill Claypole and wife, Darla, Phillip Romeis and wife, Brenda, and J. W. Hollaway and wife, Renee; four great-nieces and nephews, Chelsea, Tessa, Jason and Jessica; a brother-in-law, Richie Brock; father-in-law and mother-in-law, William and Barbara Allen, all of Richmond. He was preceded in death by a brother, Jimmy Keeran. The body was cremated. A memorial service will be held Sunday, February 6, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor.

KEESEY, Ora M. McMILLIN BERRY
1916-1994
Mt. Zion Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Ora M. Keesey was born August 25, 1916, in Benton County, the daughter of Otha and Una (McLain) McMillin. She died July 3, 1994, at the Golden Valley Memorial Hospital, Clinton, at the age of 77. She lived in the Brownington area for many years. She was a homemaker and mother. She is survived by one son James Berry of Hannibal; one daughter Joyce Watson and husband James of Tulsa, Oklahoma; one brother James McMillin of Butler; two grandchildren, Tina and Jimmy Watson; a granddaughter-in-law Julie Watson, and one great-grandson Jerred Watson. Funeral services were Wednesday, July 6, at the Mt. Zion Methodist Church. Burial was in Mt. Zion Cemetery. Consalus Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

KEESLER, Harvey A.
1941-2012
Harvey A. Keesler, age 70 of Clinton, MO, died on April 17, 2012 at the Golden Valley Memorial Hospital, Clinton. Harvey was born May 9, 1941 to Orval and Marie Keesler. He grew up in Clinton and graduated from Clinton High School. He was a truck driver. Harvey was a charter member of the Eagles, and also a member of the Elks and Moose Lodges. He is survived by two sons, Terry and Timothy Keesler of Clinton, MO and one granddaughter, Tonya Reyes of Arcadia, FL. Harvey was preceded in death by his parents. The family will receive visitors at Consalus Funeral Home, Clinton, on Sunday, April 22, 2012. A memorial service will follow.

KEETON, Alfred E.
1924-1993
Benton Green Cemetery, Center Twp, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Alfred E. Keeton, 68, Appleton City, formerly of Kansas City, died Friday, Jan. 15, 1993 at Veterans Hospital. Services will be Tuesday at the Roscoe Christian Church; burial in the Benton Green cemetery near Roscoe. Mr. Keeton was born in Kansas City and moved to Appleton City in 1980. He was a commercial painter until retiring in 1980. He was a Mason. He was an Army veteran of World War II and received a Purple Heart. Survivors include three sons, Carl E. Keeton and Craig C. Keeton of Stilwell, and Stanley W. Keeton, Phoenix; a brother, Jim Keeton, Oklahoma City; two sisters, Joy Velaer, Kingsville, and Genevieve Keeton, Appleton City; and eight grandchildren.

KEETON, James William
1932-2015
Englewood Cemetery (K), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 21 2015 - James William Keeton, 82, Joplin (formerly of Clinton), died Friday, April 17, 2015, at his home in Joplin. James was born August 15, 1932, in Enid, Oklahoma, to Claude Keeton and Agnes Elizabeth (Strecker) Keeton England. Upon graduating from high school, he enlisted in the Army where he served at the end of the Korean Conflict and for two years after. James was a heavy equipment operator and was a member of the Local Heavy Equipment Operator's Union 101 of Kansas City. He enjoyed gardening and taking care of his families' car maintenance with his mechanical skills. James was a member of the Community of Christ Church. James is survived by his children, Karen Kenagy of Joplin, Ken Keeton of Blue Springs, Pam Wilson of Joplin, James Richard Keeton of Joplin, Terry Cave of Harrisonville, Greg Todd of Benton, Arkansas, Linda Caddell of Belton, John Todd, Benton, Arkansas, and Lori Vaught of Belton, and his brother, Glen and Doris Keeton of Leoti, Kanas; 21 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Preceding him in death were his parents, Claude Keeton in 1938, Agnes and Riley England; his wife, Susan (Hall) Keeton, and his younger brother, Kenny England. Funeral services will be April 23, at Consalus Funeral Home, Clinton, followed by interment at Englewood Cemetery.

KEETON, Mae E.
1918-1995
Pleasant Springs Cemetery, Roscoe Twp, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Mirs. Mae E. Keeton, 76, ElDorado Springs, died Sunday, January 1, 1995, at her home. She was born in Soldier, Iowa. She was a longtime St. Clair County area resident. She taught science and home economics for over 20 years, retiring in 1970. Mrs. Keeton was a member of Jolly Farmers, the Order of the Eastern Star and Pleasant Springs Baptist Church. She is survived by her husband Roy of the home; two sons, Robert Keeton of Stockton, and John keeton of St. Charles; one daughter, Vera Keeton of Stockton; four grandchildren. Funeral services were Tuesday, January 3, at the Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel in Osceola. Burial was in Pleasant Springs Cemetery, ElDorado Springs.

KEETON, Patricia Louella GERHART
1937-2016
Englewood Cemetery (K), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jul 20 2016 - Patricia Louella Gerhart Keeton was born May 28, 1937, in Stover to Wayne and Lilly Gerhart. Patricia died on Sunday, July 17, 2016. She is survived by one sister, Janet "Gerhart" Mansfield; two sons and two daughters, Karen Kay "Keeton" Kenagy, Kenneth Wayne Keeton, Pamela Ray "Keeton" Wilson and James Richard Keeton; several nieces, nephews and grandchildren. Patricia was retired from Allied Signal Inc. after spending several years working as a machinist. Patricia was also a very exceptional and accomplished artist. She was an artist of sketches, a painter, a woodcarver and sculpture. Some of Patricia's other interest were working on the family tree by researching genealogy and doing volunteer work for various organizations. Family, friends and others whose lives Patricia touched are invited to join in remembrance on Friday, July 22, at Englewood Cemetery in Clinton.

KEETON, Roy Edward
1909-2002
Pleasant Springs Cemetery, Roscoe Twp, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Dec 3 2002 - Roy Edward Keeton, 93, ElDorado Springs, a retired secondary education teacher, died Sunday, December 1, 2002, in St. Joseph's Hospital in Kansas City. Funeral services will be Thursday, December 5, at the Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel, Osceola. Burial will be in Pleasant Springs Cemetery, ElDorado Springs.

KEETON, Susan J. HALL
1936-1996
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Susan J. Keeton, 60, Clinton, died Friday, August 23, 1996, at the Golden Valley Memorial Hospital in Clinton. A memorial service will be Saturday, August 31, at the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Clinton. Mrs. Keeton was born August 16, 1936, in Los Angeles, California, the daughter of Donald and Jean Hall. She was married to James William Keeton, who survives. She had worked for a number of years as a bookkeeper for United Parcel Services. In addition to her husband, she is survived by her father Donald Hall, Monte Bello, California; five children, Teri Cave, Grandview, Linda Caddell, Belton, Greg Todd, Little Rock, Arkansas, John Todd, Little Rock, Arkansas, and Lori Vaught, Belton; four stepchildren, Karen Kenagy and Pam Wilson, both of Carthage, Kenneth Keeton, Independence, Rick Keeton, Kansas City; one sister, Letty Roseinskey, Santa Barbara, California; 21 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

KEHM, Delores Joan SOUDERS
1928-2016
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Aug 1 2016 - Delores J. Kehm, 88, Clinton, died peacefully after living a full and wonderful life on Monday July 11, 2016, at Golden Living Center-Westwood, Clinton.  Delores was born June 19, 1928, the daughter of Dean and Hazel (Parr) Souders. She Ioved spending time with family, playing cards and cooking and watching her grandkids participate in sport and school functions.  Delores was a member of the Clinton Christian Church and Order of the Easter Star.  Delores was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth; sister; Shirley Dye daughter, Nancy Carter; grandson, Scott Carter, and her parents, Dean and Hazel Souders.  She Is survived by four daughters, Jackie (Wilbur) Caldwell, Kenna Moore, Jody (Ron) Cosens and Kathy (Rick) Breshears, all of Clinton; son-in-law, Galen Carter; grandchildren, DeAnna (Jason) Hendricks, Kim (Robby) Thornason, Ronett (Kavin) Jones, RK (Melody) Johnson, Dawn (Shane) Lawson, Danielle (Mike) Lawson, Kenny (Kelly) Carter, Tim (Rhonda) Cosens, Jennifer (Steve) Gamble and Melinda (Chris) Martin; great-grandchildren, Ashley, David, Trevor, Tyler, Trenton, Courtney, Corey, Bailey, Tyler, Bristol, McKenna, Kason, Cameron, Jackson, Sebastion, Maverick, Mckade and Memphis and many more family and friends. Funeral services were held Thursday, July 14, at Vansant-Mills Chapel, Clinton. Interment was in Vansant Road Cemetery, Clinton.

KEHM, Kenneth Keith
1925-1990
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Grand Island Daily Independent, Grand Island, NE, Sep 16 1990 - Kenneth K. Kehm, 65, of Clinton, and formerly of Grand Island, died Friday, Sept. 14, at his home.  Services will be Monday afternoon at the Christian Church in Clinton. Burial will be in the Clinton Cemetery. Kenneth is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Alex Kehm of Grand Island.  He graduated from Grand Island Senior High School in 1943 and served in the Marines in the South Pacific during World War II.  When he returned to Grand Island from the service, he was employed as a driver for Fire Chief Clyde Campbell and was later made captain of the Grand Island Fire Department.  When he moved to Clinton, he worked for the Peabody Coal Company from which he had recently retired.  Kenneth was a member of the Grand Island Masonic Lodge. He is survived by his wife, Delores; five daughters, Jackie Caldwell, Nancy Carter, Kathy Breshears, all of Clinton, Jolene Cosens of Independence, Mo., and Kenna Moore of Lee's Summit, Mo.; 10 grandchildren; and one sister, Ruth Mitchel of Merced, Calif.  He was preceded in death by his parents, three sisters, one brother and one grandson.

KEIGHTLEY, Betty Lou VEACH JAMES
1939-2011
Centerview Cemetery, Centerview, Johnson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jul 27 2011 - Betty Lou Keightley, 72, Warrensburg, died Tuesday, July 26, 2011, at her residence. Betty was born July 2, 1939, in Windsor, daughter of Luther S. and Mary "Opal" (Jennings) Veach. She was raised in Centerview and graduated from Warrensburg High School. She married Elmer Andrew James in 1958. She was later married to LeRoy E. "Roy" Keightley in 1975. Betty was a resident of Warrensburg for the majority of her adult life. She was an avid bingo player. Survivors include three daughters, Jeannie James, Christy Hill and Teresa Doerflinger, all of Warrensburg; a sister, Patty McCannon and George of Pleasant Hill; a brother, William "Bill" Veach and wife Janice, Centerview; nine grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by both parents; her husband Roy, and a daughter, Terrie Townley. Memorial services will be Saturday, July 30 at Williams Funeral Chapel in Warrensburg. There will be a private interment in the Centerview Cemetery at a later date.

KEIL, Flora Selina "Flo" DIMMETT
1867-1887
Englewood Cemetery (K), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Aug 20 1887 - The fair young wife of William F. Keil departed this life Sunday at the residence of her father-in-law, J. W. Keil. She had been ill with typhoid fever for several weeks. The little 8 month old daughter, left to cheer the young father, is with the grandparents, Mrs. and Mrs. Keil, where ever watchful care will do all possible to supply baby wants. Mrs. Keil was 21 years old and she and her older sister, Fannie, were carefully reared by their father, Austin Dimmit of this city, until a little over three years ago when she became the wife of Mr. William Keil, and until her death, wore her wifely honors.

KEIL, Joseph W.
1837-1897
Englewood Cemetery (K), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - J. W. Keil, who has been a resident of this city since 1870, and aged 60, took his life last Friday, by taking strychnine and paragoric. Deceased was a native of Austria. He left a note saying an inquest was not needed, as he did it himself. He carried a $2000 policy with the A.O.U.W. order, also a $2500 policy with Connecticut Mutual. The funeral was largely attended at the family residence and remains were taken to Englewood in charge of the I.O.O.F. And thus passes away another good man, a fine jeweler, a model husband and kind father.

KEIL, Louise A. PLATH
1838-1921
Englewood Cemetery (K), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Mrs. Louise Keil died at the Clinton Hospital at 3:35 a.m. Tuesday. Just nine weeks before she had fell and broke her hip. Other complications set in and immediately it was realized that her stay on earth would be short. She was removed to the Clinton Hospital from her home so her remaining days could be made as comfortable as possible. Everything possible that skill, training and loved hands could do was done to ease her. Her devoted granddaughter, Miss Flo Keil, was ever at her bedside, ministering to her every need assisted by the trained nurses. Her son, Chas. J. Keil, was also with her much doing what he could. Death came as a release from intense suffering. Even before her accident for a number of years her health had been very poor and she had suffered much. Mrs. Keil was a native of Germany, coming with her brothers to America at the age of 18. Her maiden name was Louise Plath, and she was 83 years old March 3rd. She married Joseph W. Keil April 7, 1860, at Huntsville, Ala. He died August 28, 1897. They moved to Clinton in 1870 when he established a jewelry business in Clinton, which is now run by his son Chas. J. Keil. Four children were given to this union, three of whom survive as follows: Wm. F. Keil, San Jacinto, Calif.; Clifford G. Keil, Seattle, Wash.; and Chas. J. Keil, Clinton. There is just one grandchild, Miss Flo Keil, a daughter of Wm. F. Keil. When Miss Flo's mother died when she was 8 months old, the grandmother opened her hand and heart to this little granddaughter and raised her as her own, giving her every advantage possible, raising her as her own child. She has been amply repaid, for there never has been a better granddaughter than Flo. She had ministered to every want of this good woman, who was both mother and grandmother. She has been most patient, never tiring in the care day nor night. Mrs. Keil was a woman who endeared herself in the hearts of her friends. Nothing was too much trouble for her to do. In sickness and in health she was ever ready to lend a helping hand. She was a splendid housekeeper and an ideal homemaker. She was hospitable and kind and the children of her neighborhood as they grew up remembered this good woman, whose cakes and cookies were always so good, and whose flower gardens were so beautiful and trim, glowing with the first flowers of the season and gladdening many a lonely heart and passerby. The writer could not help but think as she passed out where Mrs. Keil lay a corpse and saw the pansies blooming in the flower beds, how many times before the earliest ones in town had bloomed there. Her granddaughter Flow, had them already planted, so if she returned they would be blooming and it would please her to see them. They were ready for her when she came home and bloom now in memory of a busy, useful life. Deceased was a member of the Lutheran church in her youth, but after moving to Clinton united with the Cumberland Presbyterian church. She was a good Christian woman, using every opportunity to do good. The funeral services were conducted at her late home Thursday afternoon, after which her body was laid in Englewood Cemetery.

KEIRSEY, Charles Sampson "Sam"
1899-1994
Oak Hill Cemetery, Butler, Bates Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Charles Sampson "Sam" Keirsey, age 95, of Butler, died June 11, 1994, at Bates County Memorial Hospital in Butler. He was born March 31, 1899 to William D. and Margaret Cole Keirsey near Ballard. Sam, one of four children, was a lifelong resident of Bates County. He graduated from Butler High School in 1918. On October 12, 1922, he was united in marriage to Blanche E. Taylor and to this union a daughter was born. His wife preceded him in death on February 4, 1992. Sam taught school for a short period of time at Fairview, but was better known as a farmer with an interest in breeding Hereford cattle and showing and trading horses and mules. Sam also worked as a government agent in selling Scully's Land. He was instrumental in forming the Rural Electric Association and was the last member of the original board. He was a charter member of the Bates County Farm Bureau, Past Master of the butler Masonic Lodge #254, member of the Ararat Shrine, Past Worthy Patron of the Butler Ch. #478 Eastern Star, and an active and longtime member of the Butler Rotary Club. He also belonged to the Butler First Baptist Church. Sam is survived by one daughter Virginia Gentry Jones and husband Veryl of Clinton; one brother Cole Keirsey and wife Jane of Grand Lake, Co.; one sister Mary Lee Mitchell of the home in Butler; a sister-in-law Jennie Mae Steele, of Butler; three grandchildren, Susan Crocker, Sam Gentry, and Patricia Gentry; two great-grandchildren, Gentry Crocker and Jack Gentry; several nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of friends. He was preceded in death by his wife Blanche, and one sister Norma. Funeral services were Wednesday, June 15, 1994, at the Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel in Butler. Burial was in the Oak Hill Cemetery in Butler.

KEITH, Glenn Edward
1926-2003
Wills Cemetery, Peculiar, Cass Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 15 2003 - Glenn Edward Keith, 76, Grandview, died Tuesday, January 7, 2003. Service of remembrance was Saturday, January 11, at E.K. George & Sons Grandview Chapel. Burial was in Wills Cemetery, Peculiar. He was the uncle of Rudy Romdall of Clinton. He was born November 23, 1926, in Peculiar, where he graduated in 1943. He enlisted in the Navy and served in World War II from 1943-1946. After his Naval career, he attended CMSU and Finlay Engineering College. He married Nina Jane Romdall, September 5, 1948. In 1952, he enlisted in the Marine Corps, discharged in 1954 as a Staff Sergeant. He worked for Lingle Refrigeration Co. and later co-owned Crown Craft Cabinets. He was a master carpenter. He was preceded in death by his son, Jeff Keith, and his parents, Glenn D. and M. Constance Keith. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Nina Jane, of the home; daughter, Janet and husband Tim Sabin, Lee's Summit; granddaughters, Melody Wooten, Misty and husband Bobby Ashby, Alexa and Kaitlin Sabin, and great-grandsons, Elijah and Quinton Ashby; nephew, Rudy Romdall of Clinton.

KEITH, James M.
1919-2001
Englewood Cemetery (K), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, May 14 2001 - James M. Keith, 81, Clinton, died Saturday, May 12, 2001, at Golden Valley Hospital, Clinton. Funeral services were Monday at Vansant-Mills Chapel, Clinton, with burial in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton. He was born in Deepwater. He was a long-haul truck driver for Trans America Freight Lines, St. Louis, before he retired in 1976. He was a member of the Teamsters Local No. 600, St. Louis. He was a member of the Deepwater Baptist Church. He was a graduate of Deepwater High School. He is survived by his wife, Ruth, of the home; one son, Mike Keith and wife, Karen, Clinton; three daughters, Kathy Wood of Clinton, Carol Nichols and husband, Carl, Azle, Texas, and Patty Bloodgett and husband, Cable, Portland, Oregon; one brother, Alfred Wood and wife, LaWanda of Neosho; one sister, Gladys Dunning and husband, Everett of Clinton, as well as 10 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

KEITH, Maxine M.
n/a-1999
Lowry City Cemetery, Lowry City, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 27 1999 - Mrs. Maxine M. Keith, Lowry City, died Monday, January 25, 1999, at Truman Lake Manor in Lowry City. She was a homemaker. She is survived by her husband Clyde, of the home; three sisters, Aline Berry, Springfield, Josephine Akins of Mankato, and Mary Elizabeth Roberts of Kansas City and one grandchild. Funeral services will be Friday, January 29, at the Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel in Osceola. Burial will be in the Lowry City Cemetery.

KEITH, Ruth Elizabeth JONES
1921-2004
Englewood Cemetery (K), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Nov 2 2004 - Ruth Elizabeth Jones Keith was born July 14, 1921 in Henry County, the daughter of Garland S. and Bertha Schneider Jones. Friday, October 15, 2004, having shared her life on this earth for 83 years, she died at Golden Valley Hospital after an extended illness. She lived most of her life in rural Henry County and later in Urich and Clinton. It is fair to say that Ruth invested most of her life in caring for others. She was dedicated to loving and caring for her two children, Mike and Kathy, but when Kathy was only a toddler and Mike was waiting to be born, Ruth began providing total care for her mother, who was bedridden with arthritis. In addition, she cooked and cleaned for the family and was an active participant in her parents' dairy business, milking cows seven days a week. She also served the needs of her disabled husband James, until his death. Following her mother's death, Ruth worked for awhile as a telephone operator with United Telephone Co. She also discovered a love for antiques and refinishing old furniture. She was especially proud of her collection (and knowledge) of carnival glass. In later years, she was an avid reader. She enjoyed her yard and flowers, becoming an "armchair gardener" when failing health prevented her doing the physical labor required to maintain her yard and flowers. Through all this, Ruth maintained a home that was a welcoming place for her children's friends, and in later years, for her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Ruth was also a longtime member of the Christian Church of Clinton and participated for many years in the "All Faiths Bible Club". Ruth was preceded in death by her husband James M. Keith; her parents, Garland S. and Bertha Jones, and by her brother Charles, who was killed on Iwo Jima March 14, 1945. Ruth is survived by her daughter, Kathy Wood, and her son, Mike Keith and wife Karen, all of Clinton. She also is survived by her sister Margaret Chamberlain and husband Bob, St. Louis; six grandchildren, Mark Simpson, Cheryl Simpson, Shelly Simpson, Brad Keith, Aaron Keith and Ryan Keith; by five great-grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Gladys Dunning, Clinton, and brother-in-law, Alfred J. Wood and wife Lawanda, Neosho. Funeral services were held at Vansant-Mills Chapel Monday, October 18. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

KEITH, Sarah Spencer WILSON
1855-1928
Englewood Cemetery (K), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, May 1928 - Mrs. Sarah Spencer Keith died at the home of her son J. C. Keith on West Allen street, at 2:15 p.m. Thursday, May 24th, after a lingering illness with a complication of diseases. She had been bedfast since November 1st. She was born at Greenville, S.C., March 16, 1855. Her maiden name was Wilson. Her husband C. M. Keith died 41 years ago, and she made her home with her son C. M. Keith Jr., nearly all of that time with the exception of when she visited her other children. Three months ago, Mrs. J. C. Keith went to Chattanooga, Ten., and brought her to Clinton, where she spent her last days. The other children surviving are S. Y. Keith of Jefferson Barracks, Mo.; C. M. Keith, Chattanooga, Tenn.; Mrs. F. L. Booker and Mrs. A. P. Locke, Hawthorne, Calif.; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Deceased had been a member of the Methodist church since a girl and was a good Christian mother. She was always a willing worker, doing whatever her hands found to do. Mrs. Booker and S. Y. Keith came for the funeral, which was held at her late home Sunday afternoon. Interment in Englewood Cemetery.

KELB, Beulah Mae LUTJEN
1922-2000
Laurel Oak Cemetery (K), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Dec 11 2000 - Beulah M. (Lutjen) Kelb, 78, formerly of Windsor, died Saturday afternoon, December 9, 2000, at the Country Club Care Center in Warrensburg. She was born March 24, 1922, in Edmonson, the daughter of Emil Claus Lutjen and Frances Matilda (Yount) Lutjen. On March 16, 1947, in Windsor, she married William Louis (Bill) Kelb, who died August 2, 1996. While living in Windsor, Mrs. Kelb worked at the Windsor International Shoe Factory. After moving to Springfield, she worked for the Lily Tulip Cup Factory where she worked for 32 years before her retirement in 1984. She was a member of the Grand Avenue Baptist Church, Springfield. She is survived by two sisters, Blanche Robinson, Windsor, and Rosetta Stocking, Clinton; a brother Edwin Lutjen, Lincoln; four nieces and four nephews, Dorma Lutjen, Farand Lutjen, Brenda Meyer, Gary Lutjen, Gayle Arnett, Larry Brown, Terry Stocking and Lisa Allen. She was preceded in death by a sister Gertie Brown, and a brother Elmo Lutjen. Funeral services will be Wednesday at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial in Laurel Oak Cemetery.

KELB, William Louis "Bill"
1919-1996
Laurel Oak Cemetery (K), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - William L. (Bill) Kelb, 77, Windsor, formerly of Springfield, died Friday afternoon, August 2, 1996, at the Golden Valley Memorial Hospital in Clinton. He was born March 2, 1919, near Lincoln, the son of Henry William Kelb and Rosa May (Huffman) Kelb. On March 16, 1947, in Windsor, at the Christian Church, he married Beulah Mae Lutjen, who survives of the home in Windsor. Mr. Kelb was vehicle service man for the Missouri Highway Department in Springfield for over 37 years before his retirement. He was a member of the Grant Avenue Baptist Church in Springfield. In addition to his wife, he is survived by a brother, Harold Kelb, Elkland; three sisters, Leota Fischer and Clare McCubbin, both of Lincoln and Fern Sweeny, Squim, Washington; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Glen and Herb. Funeral services were Monday, August 5, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial was in the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

KELCE, Dorothy Nell HOWARD
1921-1993
Huntsville City Cemetery, Huntsville, Randolph Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Dorothy Nell (Howard) Kelce was born Monday, August 9, 1921, in Huntsville, the daughter of Clarence and Gladys (Derigne) Howard. She died August 2, 1993 at her home in Clinton. Dorothy was married to Herman M. Kelce on August 30, 1941 in Huntsville. To this union two children were born. She worked for Hosea J. Taylor Abstract, Huntsville, for several years. Dorothy and Herman moved to Clinton in 1958 where she worked for Jennings Abstract and then Floyd Jones, county recorder, for many years. Dorothy was a member of Huntsville First Baptist Church. She is survived by one son Gregory Lee Kelce of Clinton; one grandson Eric David; a brother John L. Howard of Brighton, Colorado, and a sister, Mrs. Sam (Anna Sue) Harris of Kirksville; four nieces and one nephew. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Herman, and an infant son Douglas; also a brother Clarence Bragg Howard. Funeral services were held Friday, August 6, at Consalus Chapel. Burial was in the Huntsville Cemetery, Huntsville, Mo.

KELLAND, Frank O.
1909-1994
Montrose Cemetery, Montrose, Deepwater Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Frank O. Kelland, 84, Clinton, died Thursday, June 23, 1994, at the Westwood Home of Clinton. He was born September 30, 1909, in Montrose, the son of Frank and M. Lucy Dugan Kelland. For many years he worked for the United States Postal Service and the Missouri Department of Conservation at the Montrose Wildlife Area. He was a member of the Montrose Methodist Church and the Clinton Masonic Lodge #548. Survivors include his wife Neva "Cubbie" Kelland of the home; two daughters, Bev. Hollinger of Forsythe and Bettie Skaggs of Ozark; a daughter-in-law Caryol Cummings of Gig Harbor, Washington; five grandchildren, Carla Cummings of Tacoma, Washington, Cim Nelson of Gig Harbor, Washington, Kandi Langham and Brett Skaggs, both of Ozark, Jeri Higgs of Nixa, and two great-grandchildren, Brittani and Kyle Langham. Funeral services were Monday, June 27, at the Consalus Chapel, Clinton. Burial was in Montrose Cemetery.

KELLAND, Neva E. "Cubby" BOLEYN CUMMINGS RODMAN
1903-2002
Englewood Cemetery (K), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jun 28 2002 - Neva E. "Cubby" Rodman Kelland was born in Clayton County, Iowa, September 11, 1903, the youngest of five children born to Samuel Albert and Margaret Lowe Boleyn. She died June 16, 2002, at Hiawatha Care Center in Hiawatha, Iowa. She married Francis "Bill" Cummings and later Evert Rodman. Cubby and Evert built the original Rock Village Motel, restaurant and service station in Clinton, which they owned and operated for many years. Preceding her in death were her parents; brothers, Benjamin, David and Walter Boleyn; one sister, Vena Boleyn Howland; husbands, Everet and Frank, and son, Albert "Bill" Cummings. Survivors include her daughter-in-law, Caryol M. Cummings, Wauna, Washington; two granddaughters, Cim Nelson and Carla Plemons, state of Washington; two step-grandchildren, Everett Mothersbaugh, Clinton, and Velma Fewell, Springfield; several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; plus a special niece, Helen C. Thompson, Hiawatha Care Center; special nephew, John Nydegger, Lewiston, Idaho; several great-nieces and nephews and great-great-nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held June 20 at the Consalus-Bradley Chapel. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery.

KELLER, Cathy L. GULICK
1951-2010
Oak Grove Cemetery, Oak Grove, Jackson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, May 6 2010 - Cathy L. Keller, 59, Lincoln, died Tuesday, May 4, 2010, at her home. She was born on March 9, 1951, in Independence, the daughter of Holace and Hazel Brownley Gulick. She grew up in Independence and graduated from East High School. She attended Northwest Missouri State in Maryville. On October 29, 1971, she was married to David Keller in Kansas City. Following their marriage they made their home in the Kansas City area before moving to Lincoln in 1978. For 22 years, Cathy was the patient representative at Bothwell Hospital in Sedalia. Following her diagnoses with cancer, Cathy supported the American Cancer Society and Relay for Life. She had made several quilts and afghans for the relay auctions. Cathy attended Lincoln United Methodist Church and was a charter member of the Alpha Gamma Delta Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi of Lincoln. She also helped to organize the citywide garage sale days in Lincoln. She was preceded in death by a brother-in-law, Charles Craig, and a granddaughter, Rhiannon Taylor. Surviving are her husband, David, of the home; three daughters, Amy Lutjen of Clinton, Sarah Taylor of Warsaw and Elizabeth (Bea) Keller of Fayetteville, Arkansas; three grandchildren; her parents, Holace and Hazel Gulick of Sedalia; a sister, Jacki Craig of Oak Grove; two nieces, other relatives and many friends. Graveside services and interment will be Monday, May 10, at Oak Grove Cemetery, Oak grove.

KELLER, Dorothy Ellen DEW
1911-1998
Urich Cemetery, Bogard Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Mar 2 1998 - Dorothy Ellen Keller, 86, Holden, died Tuesday, February 24, 1998, at her home. She was born July 13, 1911, in Rifle, Colorado, the daughter of Jence Leroy and Annie Laura (Huddleston) Dew. She married John W. Keller in Blairstown on September 10, 1930. Mr. Keller preceded her in death on June 6, 1972. Mrs. Keller lived in Blairstown and Urich most of her life and moved to Holden in 1975. She had worked at Unifemme Corporation in Warrensburg and at Holden Manufacturing Company in Holden and retired in 1975. She was a member of Blairstown Methodist Church. Surviving her are four sons, John W. Keller Jr., Browning, Charles L. Keller, Holden, James A. Keller, Chilhowee, and Donald D. Keller, Clinton; two daughters, Annie L. Morrison, Holden, and Sarah E. Brumfield, Flemington; 19 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by two daughters, Charlene and Virginia Keller; two brothers, Sam and Jack Dew, and one sister Maxine L. Dew. Funeral services were Friday, February 27, at Ben Cast and Son-Wood Funeral Home, Holden. Burial was at Urich Cemetery.

KELLER, Evelyn Merlene
1939-1998
Brush Creek Cemetery, Collins, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Evelyn Merlene Keller, 59, Collins, died Saturday, July 25, 1998, at her home. She is survived by her husband Gerald, of the home; two sons, Jerry Keller of Collins and Rick Keller of Wheatland; one daughter, Margie Camacho of Humansville; one sister, Connie Sutt of Weaubleau; two grandchildren. Funeral services will be Tuesday, July 28, at the Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel in Osceola. Burial will be in the Brush Creek Cemetery, near Collins.

KELLER, Jerry M.
abt 1949-1997
Osceola Cemetery, Osceola, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Jerry M. Keller, 48, Osceola, died Saturday, August 9, 1997, at University Hospital in Columbia. He is survived by his parents, Roy and Darlene Keller of the home; one sister Mrs. Clara M. Swearengin of Overland Park, Kansas. Graveside services were Monday, August 11, at the Osceola Cemetery.

KELLER, Jewell
1905-2002
Robinson Cemetery, Collins Twp, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 22 2002 - Jewell Keller, 97, Collins, died Saturday, April 20, 2002, at the Cedar County Memorial Hospital, ElDorado Springs. She was a housewife. Funeral services will be Tuesday, April 23, at the Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel, Osceola, with burial in Robinson Cemetery, near Collins.

KELLER, John Henry Sr.
1946-2006
Englewood Cemetery (K), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jun 26 2006 - John Henry Keller Sr. was born July 13, 1946, to Wallace Andrew "Doc" and Martha E. (Kerns) Keller, in LaDue, and died at his home in Clinton on May 25, 2006, at the age of 59 years. John had lived in this area most of his life. He was married to Debra Kay Eberting. He owned the Keller Construction Company for 25 years and he was the past president of the Eagles Lodge 3667 in Clinton. He is survived by his wife Debbie of the home; one son John Keller Jr. and wife Sally, and one daughter Patricia Ann Smith and husband David, all of Pensacola, Florida; two sisters, Shirley Clark of Appleton City and Goldie Hatch of Warsaw; mother-in-law Clairce Eberting; brother-in-law Steve Eberting and wife Dixie; sister-in-law Vicki Campbell and husband John, all of Clinton; as well as three grandchildren, Jonathon Keller, Erin Smith and Jordan Smith; numerous nieces, nephews, Friends and his very best friend Tipper. Funeral services were held at Vansant-Mills Chapel on Tuesday, May 30, with interment in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

KELLER, Mildred Gertrude SHANK
1913-2003
Englewood Cemetery (K), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, May 6 2003 - Mildred Gertrude Shank Keller was born June 26, 1913, in Henry County, daughter of Charles Henry and Dora Belle Hunt Shank. She married E. Lloyd Keller and he preceded her in death in 1974. Her parents, three sisters, May McNeely, Ora DeLozier, Opal DeLozier; two brothers, Glen Shank and Jesse Shank; two grandsons, Michael Swabby and Dennis Swabby, and one great-granddaughter, Jamie Carroll, also preceded her in death. She worked for several area newspapers, among them the Clinton and Windsor papers. She also worked at CMSU as dorm mother. She was instrumental in organizing the Henry County Historical Society and served as the first president. She was a member of the Golden Valley Hospital Auxiliary and the Writers' Guild. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Clinton and the Spirit Lifters (the senior adult choir), XYZ and the WMU group. Survivors include three daughters, Francine Keller, Warrensburg, Doriene Swabby and husband Gene, Connie Jones and husband Darrell, all of Clinton; five grandchildren, Douglas Jones and wife Debbie, David Jones, Janet Swabby, Sue Steward and husband, Bill, Sandra Carroll and husband, John; five great-grandchildren, J. R. Carroll, Michaela Carroll, Jesse Jones, Kyle Jones and Clayton Steward. Funeral services were held April 16 at Consalus-Bradley Chapel. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery.

KELLER, Roy B.
1923-2004
Osceola Cemetery, Osceola, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 9 2004 - Roy B. Keller, 80, Osceola, a farmer, died Thursday, January 8, 2004, at Golden Valley Hospital in Clinton. Funeral services will be Monday, January 12, at Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel in Osceola. Burial will be in Osceola Cemetery.

KELLER, Sondra Jane MILLER
1954-1999
Englewood Cemetery (K), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Sondra Jane Keller, 44, died Sunday, July 4, 1999, at the Ellett Memorial Hospital in Appleton City. She was born in St. Joseph, the daughter of Thomas Jefferson and Elizabeth Jane Hightower Miller. Graveside services will be Thursday, July 8, at the Englewood Cemetery. She is survived by two sons, Donald Delmar Keller Jr. and John Thomas Keller of Knob Noster; her mother Elizabeth Harvey of Clinton; one brother Thomas Jefferson Jr. of Bakersfield, California; five sisters, Sharon Clay of Clinton, Carolyn Burris of Chilhowee, Beverly Corum of Clinton, Patty Grafrath of Marthasville, and Jere Robinson of Farmersville, California; one grandson John Thomas Keller Jr. and one step-granddaughter Brittany Rohr, both of Knob Noster. She was preceded in death by her father an done brother Robert Harvey.

KELLEY, Ella M.
1900-1997
Macedonia Cemetery, Doyal Twp, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Ella M. Kelley, 97, Humansville, formerly of Lowry City, died Sunday, March 2, 1997, at Golden Valley Memorial Hospital. She was born February 22, 1900, in Collins. She was a lifelong resident of St. Clair County. She was a homemaker. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Lowry City. She was preceded in death by her husband Cole B. Kelley; one daughter Willa Dean Boyd; one grandson Scott W. Kelley; one granddaughter Judith Ann Corbin, and one great-grandson Bobby Gene Plott. She is survived by two sons, Dillard "Deacon" Kelley of Yuma, Arizona, and Bill Kelley of Clearwater, Florida; two daughters, Mary R. Chandler of Bloomington, Indiana, and Cleota B. Cox of Lowry City; 11 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and 21 great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be Wednesday, March 5, at the Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel in Osceola. Burial will be in the Macedonia Cemetery, Osceola.

KELLEY, Floyd J.
1910-1991
Laurel Oak Cemetery (K), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Floyd J. Kelley, 81, formerly of Windsor, died Monday, October 7 in Lamar, Colorado. He was born January 8, 1910 in Pineville, Mo., the son of William David and Mahalli Cook Kelley. On December 10, 1949, in Butler, he married Olive V. Warrington who preceded him in death on March 4, 1991. He was an inspector for the Missouri Department of Liquor Control and a member of the Missouri Peach Officers Association. Mr. Kelley is survived by two daughters, Nadelle Phillips of Lamar, Colorado, and Julia Rowene Montgomery of Moore, Oklahoma; one son, David Kelley of Liberty; one sister, Ollie Shirt, Webb City; 13 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday, October 12 at Hadley Funeral Home in Windsor. Burial was at Laurel Oak Cemetery in Windsor.

KELLEY, Harold Dean
1933-2005
Appleton City Cemetery, Appleton City, St. Clair Co, MO
Appleton City MO - Harold Dean Kelley, the son of Bruce and Lois (Bruce) Kelley, was born on October 26, 1933 in Desha, Arkansas.  He passed away on August 16, 2005 in Lenexa Kansas, surrounded by his daughters. Dean attended college at Murray, Kentucky.  He joined the Air Force in 1954 and worked as a computer engineer. He served one tour in Viet Nam and was stationed at many bases in the United States, Japan and Africa.  He retired from the Air Force in 1974, and then worked for Unisys as an independent contractor to Whiteman Air Force Base.  He retired in 1993. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Charles Kelley, and wife Janet Auld Kelley.  He is survived by his children, John Hannum of Iola, Kansas, Deanna Gobble and husband Jim of Baltimore, Maryland, Wendy Arwood and husband Randy of Appleton City, Missouri, Susan Hamilton and husband Mike of Anchorage, Alaska, Sandy Kelley of Lenexa, Kansas and Jodi Mears and husband Derrick of Bellingham, Washington, sister, Carol Jean Robinson and husband Jim of Frankfort, Kentucky, brother, Wesley Kelley and wife Donna  of St. Louis, Missouri, aunt, Jean Insell and husband Charles of Desha, Arkansas, grandchildren, Danny Gobble, Ryan Solusod, Amie Neal, Kyle Arwood, Jade Mears, Frank, Luke, Matt and Johnny Hannum, great-grandchildren, Haylee and Kaden Sieleman, several cousins, nieces and nephews. He was a loving husband, father, brother, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend.  He loved all sports and played basketball in high school, and baseball and basketball in college and in the Air Force.  He also loved playing pinochle, darts, ping-pong and attending auctions.  He loved camping and was a member of the Wings around Tiger Town camping club based in Columbia, Missouri.  He spent the winter months of every year in Harlingen, Texas at the Fig Tree RV Resort. He loved camping and traveled many miles in his motor home.  He will be missed by all who had the privilege of knowing him. Funeral services were Saturday, August 20, at Hill & Son Funeral Home, Appleton City, with burial in Appleton City Cemetery.

KELLEY, James Henry
1862-1942
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - James Henry Kelly died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Orville Box, of Calhoun, January 14, 1942, at 11:15 a.m. He was born near Hillsboro, Ohio, March 25th, 1862, and when quite young came to Missouri with his parents, locating on a farm near Roseland. Mr. Kelly married Georgia Ann Burton, February 2, 1885. This union was blessed with four children, one dying in infancy and another, Mrs. Robert Smith, dying December 20, 1934. Those surviving are: Waldo Kelly of Kansas City, and Mrs. Box of Calhoun. Mrs. Kelly preceded the husband in death February 8, 1938. Since then he made his home with his daughter, Mrs. Box. He united with the Calhoun Christian Church in 1909. Besides his children, he is survived by 12 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren; also a brother in Spokane, Wash. He was a quiet, honest, peaceful, home-loving citizen, and had many friends. Funeral services were held at the home last Thursday. Burial was beside his wife in the Calhoun cemetery.

KELLEY, James W.
1913-1994
Macedonia Cemetery, Doyal Twp, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - James W. Kelley, 80, Osceola, died Friday, July 1, 1994, at his home. Mr. Kelley was born near Osceola and was a longtime area resident. He was a 20 year veteran of the U.S. Navy, retiring in 1963. He was a member of the Vista United Methodist Church. He is survived by his wife Esther, of the home; one sister, Mrs. Mildred Frazee of Springhill, Ks.; two half-sisters, Mrs. Beulah Roberts of Willow Springs and Mrs. Aline Hunt of Mountain View; one stepson, A. C. Woods of Osceola; two stepdaughters, Maxine Woods and Rayona Harris of Raytown; five step-grandchildren; 10 step-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Tuesday at Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel in Osceola. Burial was in the Macedonia Cemetery near Osceola.

KELLEY, Joe Bill
1940-1996
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Joe Bill Kelley, son of Charles and Martha Kelley was born December 17, 1940, in Frankfort, Indiana, and died Sunday, December 1, 1996, at his home in Clinton. Joe lived in Kokomo, Indiana, where he worked for the Chrysler Corporation as a machinist until 1972. He then moved to Stone Lake, Wisconsin, where he was a fishing guide. In Wisconsin he was a member of the VFW and drove the VA bus to Minneapolis to take veterans to the VA Hospital. He was married to his first wife Karen for 35 years until she died in 1991. He married Loretta in October of 1994. He was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife Karen, his grandmother and an aunt and uncle. He is survived by his wife Loretta of the home; three sons, Sgt. First Class Michael Kelley of Ft. Leonard Wood, Christopher Kelley of Hayward, Wisconsin, and Randy Kelley of Rice Lake, Wisconsin; one daughter, Teresa Kelley of the state of Indiana; his mother and father-in-law, Dora and Allan High of Clinton and four grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the Vansant-Mills Chapel Tuesday, December 3, followed by cremation.

KELLEY, John Howard
1920-2001
Mt. Moriah Cemetery, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jun 5 2001 - John Howard Kelley, son of Charles Henry and Minnie Edith Dorsom Kelley, was born January 8, 1920, in Camden Point, and died Tuesday, May 15, at Golden Valley Memorial Hospital, Clinton. John was married to Mary Beth Thurman on March 10, 1946 in Atchison, Kansas, and to this union three children were born. They lived in Kansas City where John worked for the Bendix Corporation as a machinist for 27 years before retiring in 1985. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Clinton and the VFW Post 1894, Clinton. He loved to fish and taught his grandsons to fish. He is survived by his wife, Mary Beth, of the home; one son, Michael Kelley and wife, Cheryl of Kansas City, Kansas; two daughters, Susan Payne and husband, Terry, Kansas City, Kansas, and Jeannie Kelley of Edwardsville, Kansas; one sister, Anna Cleveland of Grandview, as well as six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the Vansant-Mills Chapel on Thursday, May 17. Graveside services and burial was in the Mt. Moriah Cemetery, Kansas City.

KELLEY, Lonnie Alonzo
1891-1973
Maplewood & Brownington Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Funeral services for Lonnie Alonzo Kelley were held today at Sickman-Dunning Funeral Home. Burial was in Maplewood Cemetery, Brownington. Mr. Kelley, 81, Brownington, died Thursday morning, June 5, 1973, at Chastain's Nursing Home, Clinton. He was born Aug. 12, 1891 in Little Rock, Arkansas. Survivors include two daughters, Geneva Sandborn, Mansfield, Ohio, and Clara Kelley May, Hot Springs, Arkansas; and one sister, Mrs. Mae Walters, Brownington.

KELLEY, Rockie Ethel SHANNON
1904-1998
Shiloh Cemetery, Post Oak Twp, Johnson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jun 11 1998 - Rockie Ethel (Shannon) Kelley, 93, Concordia, died at Good Shepherd Nursing Home Wednesday, June 10, 1998. She was born July 10, 1904, in Chilhowee, the daughter of Silas L. Shannon and Bertie James Shannon. She was a school teacher at grade schools at St. Charles and other states. She graduated from Chilhowee High School in 1922 and was a graduate of the State Teachers College, Warrensburg, and Maryville Teachers College. She married Lloyd Kelley in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He preceded her in death. She was a member of Shiloh Cumberland Presbyterian Church. She is survived by a niece, Danna Boosinger, Knob Noster; one cousin, Calvin Jones, Warrensburg; two nephews, Marion Jean Shannon and Delmer Shannon, both of St. Louis. She was preceded in death by one nephew, Dale Shannon, and two brothers, Marion and Walter Shannon. Funeral services will be Saturday, June 13, at the Williams Funeral Chapel, Warrensburg. Burial will be in Shiloh Cemetery, Chilhowee.

KELLEY, Willie R.
1925-2013
Missouri Veterans Cemetery at Higginsville, Lafayette Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jun 3 2013 - Willie R. Kelley, 87, did Thursday, May 9, 2013, at Golden Valley Memorial Hospital, Clinton. Willie was born June 25, 1925, in Carrollton, the son of Noel and Lena (Stark) Kelley. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving his country in World War II. Willie was awarded several medals, including the American Theater Service Medal, European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal with two Bronze Service Stars, Good Conduct Medal and the World War II Victory Medal. He retired from ARMCO Steel in 1983 after working there for 34 years. He was a former Tightwad Fire chief and also a former mayor of Tightwad. Willie was a member of the United Steel Workers Union Local 13. He was the Scoutmaster of Troop 21 of the Mic-O-Say as an Honorary Warrior. His Boy Scout tribal name was "Big Swift Rolling Blue Steel." Willie also liked to restore John Deere tractors. He was preceded in death by his parents and siblings, John David Kelley, Eugene Kelley and Floyd Melvin Kelley. Willie is survived by his wife of 63 years, Laura of the home; son, Buddy Kelley (Deborah) of Lee's Summit; daughter, Betty Jo Hollon (Stanley of Independence; sister, Beaulah May Wright of Norborne; four grandchildren, Shawn Hollon, Richard Kelley, Justin Kelley and Junior Hollon; four great-grandchildren, Jacinda Kelley, Jasmine Kelley, Avery Hollon and Mason Hollon, as well as one great-grandchild on the way. Funeral services were held Tuesday, May 14, at Vansant-Mills Chapel, Clinton. Interment was in Missouri State Veterans Cemetery, Higginsville.

KELLY, Carol Ann ASH
1991-2006
Appleton City Cemetery, Appleton City, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jun 16 2006 - Carol Ann Kelly, the daughter of Elmer C. and Virginia (Black) Ash was born on April 17, 1931 in Pleasant Hill, Missouri. She passed away on June 14, 2006 at the Oak Grove Nursing and Rehab in Oak Grove, Missouri. Carol lived most of her life in the Appleton City, Missouri area, where she and her husband Lloyd were partners in business as well as life. They owned and operated Kelly Medical Supply and co-owned Kelly-Walker Furniture with their dear friends Harry and Jean Walker. Carol was a devoted and deeply loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Her greatest pleasure came from doing things for her family and friends. She was a faithful member of the Trinity United Methodist Church and SSP women's group until her health no longer permitted her to be active. She served as an officer for the United Methodist Women for several years and was also a member of the Appleton City Library Board. She was united in marriage on January 7, 1947 to Lloyd Dean Kelly. To this union of 48 years three children were born. She was preceded in death by her parents, step-mother Faye (Ditty) Ash, one infant brother, her husband and daughter Nancy Gragg Weedman. She is survived by her daughter Barbara Jean Hedger and husband Jerry of Buckner, Missouri, son Larry Kelly and wife Karla of Appleton City, grandchildren; Scott and Kerrie Hedger of Kingsville, Missouri, Mark and DeAnna Hedger of Lebannon, Missouri, Lisa (Gragg) and Jeff Mattson of Blue Springs, Missouri, Kris and Vanessa Kelly and Brett Kelly of Springfield, Missouri, three great-grandchildren, Abby, Libby, and Tucker Mattson, son-in-law Richard Weedman, sister Ella May Rinehart and husband Jim, sister-in-law Allyene Brownsberger, nieces, nephews, and many beloved friends. Funeral services were June 19, 2006, at Hill & Son Funeral Home, Appleton City. Interment in Appleton City Cemetery.

KELLY, Clayton Dale
1937-1993
Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery, San Antonio, Bexar Co, TX
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Clayton Dale Kelly, San Antonio, Tx., died Monday, April 5, 1993 at the Lackland Air Force Base Hospital. Dale was born October 27, 1937 in Pettis County, oldest son of the late James and Fern Johnson Kelly. He is survived by his wife Helene of the home; a son James Dean and Donna Kelly, San Antonio; two daughters, Debbie and Mike Abrego, San Antonio, Ginger and Mark Leonard, Mansfield, Tx. and six grandchildren. Also surviving are four sisters, Joan sites, Creighton, Louise Rolstin, Windsor, Joyce Kelso, Warrensburg; Thelma Hill, Grapevine, Tx.; one brother James Robert Kelly, Vida, Or., and several nieces and nephews. Mr. Kelly retired after 21 1/2 years in the USAF. Seventeen of those years were spent in the Secret Service. He was an active member of the VFW, DAV and Cootie-Pup Tent No. 88. Funeral services were held Thursday, April 8, at Brookehill Chapel in San Antonio. Graveside services and burial with full military honors followed at the Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery.

KELLY, Everett Rev.
1915-1995
Laurel Oak Cemetery (K), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Rev. Everett Kelly, 80, Windsor, died Saturday, September 29, 1995, at the Truman Valley Health Care Nursing Home in Windsor. He was born May 19, 1915, in ElDorado Springs, the son of Walter E. Kelly and Hattie Phegley Kelly. On December 24, 1937, in Springfield, he married Odessa Mae Simmons, who survives of the Truman Valley Health Care Nursing Home in Windsor. Rev. Kelly was an Assembly of God pastor for 30 years before his retirement in 1982. He remained active in part-time ministry for several years after his retirement from full time ministry and was also active in the Windsor Senior Center. In addition to his wife he is survived by a son Larry Kelly, Windsor; two daughters, Barbara Ray, Kansas, and Judy Benefield, Oak Grove; eight grandchildren, Darlene, Denise, Scott, James, Paula, amy, Pam and Teresa; nine great-grandchildren, Mariah, Brady, Mechelle, Justin, Laura, Tessa, Sarah, Serena and Myah; a brother Walter Edsel Kelly, Phoenix, Arizona, and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a son William Patrick Kelly. Funeral services will be Wednesday, October 4, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial will be in the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

KELLY, Gerald E. "Jerry"
1937-1999
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Gerald (Jerry) E. Kelly, 61, died Sunday, May 2, 1999, at Golden Valley Hospital. A funeral Mass will be Wednesday, May 5, at Holy Rosary Catholic Church. He was born and raised in Omaha, Nebraska. He and his family moved to Clinton in 1984. He was employed at the Clinton Public School District for 10 years, four of which he was the custodial supervisor. He also served as the custodian at Holy Rosary School for 13 years. Jerry was a member of Holy Rosary Parish and a member of the Knights of Columbus. He is survived by his wife Margaret (Marge) Kelly of the home; one son and two daughters, Chris Kelly, Kansas City, Kansas, Colleen Melchior, Grandview, and Amy Knight, Independence; two grandsons; his mother Catherine Kelly, Omaha, Nebraska; one brother John Kelly, Omaha, Nebraska, and one sister Margaret Artman, Colorado Springs, Colorado. He was preceded in death by his father James C. Kelly.

KELLY, Lloyd Dean
1930-1995
Appleton City Cemetery, Appleton City, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Lloyd Dean Kelly was born April 2, 1930 in Nevada, the son of Clyde and Myrtle Wilson Kelly. He died January 28, 1995, at the Cedar County Memorial Hospital in ElDorado Springs at the age of 64 years, nine months, 26 days. He was a lifelong resident of Appleton City. His interest in the community led him to be involved in the city council for many years. He was instrumental in establishing the Colonial Manor Nursing Home where he served as a board member. He was also a member of the Appleton City Volunteer Fire Department until his health no longer allowed him to do so. He was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church in Appleton City. A leader in the community, he owned and operated Kelly Medical Supply in a family business for 40 years. In 1967 Lloyd and Harry Walker collaborated in opening Kelly-Walker Furniture. He was also known by his great talent as a gardener. He took great pride in growing a large garden to share with his family, friends and neighbors. He was united in marriage to Carol Ann Ash on January 7, 1947. His first priority was his family. His children and grandchildren were a constant source of pleasure to him. He was preceded in death by his father Clyde, and an infant twin brother Boyd Gene. Survivors include his wife Carol, of the home; three children, Barbara Jean Hedger and husband Jerry of Buckner, Nancy Sue Gragg of Kansas City, and Larry Dean Kelly and wife Karla, of Appleton City; his mother Myrtle of Appleton City, and one sister, Allyene Brownsberger of Destin, Fl. He is also survived by five grandchildren, Scott Hedger and wife Kerrie of Kingsville, Mark Hedger of Knob Noster, Lisa Mattson and husband Jeff of Blue Springs, and Kristopher and Brett Kelly of Appleton City, several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held at Hill & Son Funeral Home, Tuesday, January 31. Burial was in Appleton City Cemetery.

KELLY, Mary E.
1905-1996
Macedonia Cemetery, Doyal Twp, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Mrs. Mary E. Kelly, 91, Osceola, died Sunday, December 15, 1996, at Hermitage Park care Center. Mrs. Kelly was born in Kansas City, Kansas. She was a longtime Independence resident. She is survived by two sons, William Kelly of Collins and Bob Kelly of Osceola; seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be Wednesday, December 18, at the Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel in Osceola. Burial will be in the Macedonia Cemetery, Osceola.

KELLY, Myrtle Marie WILSON
1901-1997
Appleton City Cemetery, Appleton City, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Myrtle Marie Kelly, 96, died Monday, February 24, 1997, at the Appleton City Manor Nursing Home. She was born January 13, 1901, to George W. and Maude (Noble) Wilson, near Montrose. Her early schooling was at Montrose Elementary and Clinton High School. She received her teaching certificate from Central Missouri State Teachers College. She taught several years in the Montrose School District. She was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church and an active member of the United Methodist Women as long as her health permitted. She was a Past Matron of the Order of the Eastern Star, Olive Branch Chapter 157. She was a faithful member for 76 years. She was a kind and gentle lady who is remembered fondly for her pleasant and fun-loving nature. She enjoyed expressing herself in poetry. Her family dinners were always a special occasion with deliciously prepared food and much thought given to the presentation. The time spent at Kelly's Drug Store visiting with and waiting on customers was an additional source of pleasure to her. She was united in marriage to Clyde Kelly on October 9, 1926. She was preceded in death by an infant son Boyd Gene; husband Clyde, and son Lloyd Dean. She is survived by one daughter Allyene Brownsberger of Destin, Florida, and daughter-in-law Carol Kelly of Appleton City; nine grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be Thursday, February 27, at Hill & Son Funeral Home, Appleton City. Burial will be in the Appleton City Cemetery.

KELLY, Odessa May SIMMONS
1917-1996
Laurel Oak Cemetery (K), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Odessa May Kelly, 78, Windsor, died Saturday morning, March 30, 1996, at the Truman Valley Health Care Nursing Home in Windsor. She was born September 27, 1917, in Tiffin, the daughter of Claude A. Simmons and Maggie Fischer Simmons. On December 24, 1937, in Springfield, she married Rev. Everett Kelly, who preceded her in death September 30, 1995. Mrs. Kelly was a homemaker and a pastor's wife. She was a member of the Windsor Assembly of God Church and a former member of the Henry County Chapter D.A.R. Survivors include a son Larry Kelly, Windsor; two daughters, Barbara Ray, Kansas City, and Judy Benefiel, Oak Grove; eight grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren; three brothers, Bill Simmons, Pleasant Hill, California, Richard Simmons, Clear Lake Oaks Ca., and Bob Schnoebelen, Butler; two sisters, Edith Heckman, Pen Valley, Ca., and Betty Schnoebelen, Clinton. In addition to her husband, Mrs. Kelly was preceded in death by a son William Patrick Kelly in 1967. Funeral services will be Tuesday, April 2, at Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial will be in the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

KELSAY, Joyce Elaine HOPKINS
1948-2014
Norris Cemetery, Big Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Nov 11, 2014 - Joyce Kelsay, 66 years, passed away Thursday, October 2, 2014 at the Promise Skilled Care Nursing Facility, Overland Park, Kansas. Joyce was born in Braymer, Missouri to Richard and Mary Hopkins on August 23, 1948. She went to high school at Braymer High School and graduated in 1966. She went on to study at University of Missouri and finished up her academic studies at St. Mary’s Hospital with a certification as a medical technologist. She worked several years as a medical technician in the lab at Golden Valley Hospital, and later worked in the lab at St. Luke’s Medical Clinic in Clinton. She enjoyed gardening, traveling, many crafts, and spending time with her family. When her health permitted, she was an active member at the First Baptist Church in Clinton. Joyce is survived by her husband of 31 years, David Kelsay, and her two daughters, Rachael Chapman of Clinton, Missouri and Becky (Randy) Fowler of Deer Park, Texas. Also surviving are her two grandchildren, Katie and Abby Fowler. She is preceded in death by her parents, Richard and Mary Hopkins, her brother Joe Hopkins, and twin boys who died in infancy. Funeral services were held Monday, October 6, at Clinton First Baptist Church. Interment was in Norris Cemetery, Urich.

KELSAY, Ralph W.
1917-2002
Norris Cemetery, Big Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Aug 15 2002 - Ralph W. Kelsay, only child of Rev. H.K. and Anna Pearl Hale Kelsay, was born January 2, 1917, near Dederick in Vernon County. He died Wednesday, July 31, 2002, at the Clinton Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Clinton. The family moved to Urich in November 1924. He graduated from the Bunker Hill one-room rural school in 1931 and from Urich High School in 1935. February 15, 1941, Ralph married Mary Fern Klopfenstein. They became the parents of four sons. After farming for 10 years, Ralph and Fern bought the Farmers Elevator in Urich. They continued in the feed-grain and farm supply business from January 2, 1951, until June 1, 1983. Ralph served many years on local school boards and was also on the board of the Grandriver Senior Housing. Ralph became a Christian while a young teenager and served his Lord through the Urich Baptist Church for many years. He was a deacon for over 60 years. Preceding him in death were his parents and two brothers-in-law, Chester Klopfenstein and Wilbur Hastings. He is survived by Fern, his wife of 61 years; four sons, William R. and wife Carolyn, James R. and wife Linda, all of Urich, Robert W., Salisbury, David R. and wife Joyce, Clinton; eight grandchildren, Sherry Moore and husband, Mike, Shanda Sander and husband Kevin, Rebecca Fowler and husband Randy, Rachael Chapman and husband Christopher, Jill, Frank, Michael and Joe Kelsay; three great-grandchildren, Dallas and Kelsay Sander and Emma Moore; two sisters-in-law, Erma Plank and husband, Robert, Margaret Hastings and other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held August 3 at the Urich Baptist Church. Burial was in Norris Cemebery under the direction of the Consalus-Bradley Funeral Home.

KELSEY, Herbert Ross
1913-1999
Englewood Cemetery (K), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Herbert Ross Kelsey, 86, Clinton, died May 19, 1999, while fishing on the Niangua River near Buffalo, Missouri. He was born April 7, 1913, in Cameron, son of Herbert Clement and Addie Ross Kelsey. "As a sophomore, I met a petite 4'11" blue-eyed brunette." Her name was Lois Ballinger. When they were 24, they married on May 28, 1937. To this union two children were born, Jean Louise and Donald Ross. Mr. Kelsey's life revolved around his family, friends, fishing and music. He was a well known and respected music teacher for 33 years. An accomplished violist, he often performed and sang in the choir at the United Methodist Church where he was a member. He was a former member of the Missouri Bandmaster Association and the rotary Club. For many years, Mr. Kelsey led the Clinton Municipal Band and lately participated in the Clinton Community Band and the Chancel Choir Band. He was serving as legislation chairman for the Retired Teachers Association of Henry County and was a lifetime member of the Missouri State Teachers Association. Mr. Kelsey received his bachelor degree in music education at Central Methodist College in Fayette in 1936 and his master's degree in music education from central Missouri State University in 1959. He taught vocal and instrumental music in Middleton, alma, Windsor and Clinton. In Windsor he also served as junior high principal and basketball coach during World War II. During his career in Clinton, he taught vocal and instrumental music until 1959. At this time he formed a dance band which played for dances at nearby schools. This later developed into the high school jazz band. He began floating on Missouri Rivers when he moved to Clinton in 1955, logging over 5,000 miles, 300 trips alone were on the Niangua River. He was an avid trout fisherman and a very cautious, astute navigator of this river. According to good friend, John Kammeyer, in 35 years of trips with him he had never capsized. He shared this joy of nature and sport with many friends, family and students who gained respect for his ability and enthusiasm. He is survived by his wife Lois of the home; a daughter Jean Graham and husband John of Jackson; one son Dr. Donald Kelsey of Houston, Texas; a brother Robert Kelsey of Shenandoah, Iowa; a sister Mrs. Lois Billings of Kansas City. Also surviving are two grandchildren, Janelle Sachse and husband Nick, and Jeff Graham and wife Rhonda; four great-grandchildren; three nieces and two nephews. Mr. Kelsey was preceded in death by a sister Mildred Shultz. The service was held on Saturday, May 22, at the United Methodist Church in Clinton. Burial was at Englewood Cemetery.

KELSEY, Lois Ethel BALLINGER
1913-2002
Englewood Cemetery (K), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, May 24 2002 - Lois Kelsey, 89, Clinton, died Thursday, May 23, 2002, at Golden Valley Hospital after a short illness. - Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jun 3 2002 - Lois Ethel Ballinger Kelsey was born on the family farm near Cameron on March 22, 1913, to Roy and Evelyn Ballinger. Lois graduated from Cameron High School in 1931. Because she had enjoyed teaching young children in Sunday School, she earned a Life Diploma to teach elementary school in 1933 from Northwest Missouri State Teachers College. Her life's work was devoted to her husband, to her children, to learning and to teaching. She taught in Marysville four years until she married her high school sweetheart, H. Ross Kelsey, on May 28, 1937. They shared over 60 years together before his death May 19, 1999. Lois and Ross first lived in Alma, where Ross taught school. They moved to Windsor in 1938, where their children, Jean Louise and Donald Ross, were born. In 1955, they moved to Clinton and Lois resumed teaching first and second graders at Calhoun in 1956. She earned her B.S. degree in Education from Central Missouri State College in 1959. In 1966, she taught kindergarten in Clinton for another two years and also received her Master's degree from CMSU in 1970. After 24 years as an educator in Missouri schools, Lois retired in 1976. Lois enjoyed volunteering for the Auxiliary of Golden Valley Hospital. She was an active member of Delta Kappa Gamma Society of University Women, Methodist Church Bible Study Group, United Methodist Women, Hutcherson-Adkins Circle, Cosmos-Mary de la Vergne Study Club, Henry County Retired Teachers Association and the All-Faiths Bible Club. Her favorite pastimes were reading, crossword puzzles, playing piano, history, travel and precious time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Although small in stature and quiet by nature, Lois had a profound, lasting influence on her family and many students because of her love, faith, encouragement and caring that touched all who knew her. Her family would like to thank her friends for returning this love and support. Besides her husband, Ross, she was preceded in death by her parents and brother, Roland. Lois is survived by her daughter, Jean Kelsey Graham and husband, John, Jackson; by son, Dr. Donald Ross Kelsey of Houston, Texas; granddaughter, Janelle Sachse and husband, Nick; grandson, Jeffrey Graham and wife, Rhonda; great-grandchildren, Danielle Graham, Kelsey Sachse, Shanen Graham, Caleb Sachse; four nieces and two nephews. Services were held at the United Methodist church, Clinton, on Tuesday, May 28. Interment was in the Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

KELTNER, Doyle Emmit
1941-2002
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Dec 10 2002 - Doyle Emmit Keltner, 61, Clinton, died at his home Saturday, December 7, 2002. He was born January 20, 1941, in Camden County, son of Emmet Roy and Ferby Inez Kincaide. He was retired from Ford Motor Company. He served in the United States Marines. Survivors include one daughter, Rhonda McDonnell; one son, Doyle Quinn Keltner, both of the home, and four grandchildren, Mara Joell McDonnell, Michael Joseph McConnell, Alice Ferby Keltner and Brook Marie Keltner. Cremation.

KELTNER, Maurice J.
1904-1997
Floral Hills Cemetery, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Maynard Knutson of Clinton was notified Wednesday evening of the death of his brother-in-law Maurice J. Keltner, 92, Kansas City. Mr. Keltner was the brother of Mr. Knutson's wife Peaches Knutson, who passed away a number of years ago. Mr. Keltner was born in Kansas City, the oldest of 12 children, and sold newspapers on streetcars there when he was eight years old. He also sold groceries and delivered them by horse and wagon when he was 14. He later worked for Southwestern Bell and was with the company for 42 years. Survivors include four children and a number of other family members. Mr. Keltner died Tuesday, March 25, at Research Medical center. Funeral services will be Friday at Newcomer's Floral Hills.

KEMP, Harry
1848-1896
Englewood Cemetery (K), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - The sudden death of our esteemed fellow citizen, Harry Kemp, which occurred Tuesday afternoon at his residence on the corner of Third and Green, appalled the entire community. But a short while before the fatal hour, he was conversing with neighbors about the secretaryship of the local Masonic orders and anticipating with pleasure the New Year's reception. He had been troubled with rheumatism for some time and was accustomed to taking aconite in small doses and on this occasion it is supposed that his pain was so intense he inadvertently took an overdose. His family were at the home of his father-in-law, W. H. McAdow, where all were to have dined and he was to join them, but on going home he was stricken with sudden and excruciating pain, to relieve which he took recourse to his bottle of aconite. A little son came to hurry him to dinner but was told his father was too sick to come. His wife was soon beside him and becoming alarmed and called medical assistance, but attempts to counteract the deadly poison were in vain and the spirit of Harry Kemp winged its way to the Maker. He was born in England in 1848, where he learned the carpenter's trade and became expert as a draughtsman. He came to the United States and engaged in contracting and building. He came to Clinton about 20 years ago, was a member of several Masonic orders and of the Episcopal church. Burial in Englewood.

KEMP, Minnie McADOW
1855-1934
Englewood Cemetery (K), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Mrs. Minnie McAdow Kemp died at 4:10 a.m. Saturday, November 10 at 955 East Villa street, Pasadena, California, where she resided with her son W. H. Kemp and her daughter Mrs. R. H. Brandt. Mrs. Kemp was born August 30, 1855, in Chillicothe, Ohio, and was married 58 years ago to Harry Kemp at Jefferson City. They came to Clinton about two years alter and the Kemp home for many years was at the northeast corner of Third and Green street in the house now owned by Mrs. Jesse Cook. Mr. Kemp was an architect, many of the older and more substantial business houses and homes were designed by him, among them being the Woods Hotel, now known as the Cozart, the Episcopal church, the Elks Club and Salinger shoe store building, and the homes of Rev. A. N. Lindsay, formerly the Haysler place, and the late Harve Salmon. Mr. Kemp preceded his wife in death in 1896, so Mrs. Kemp took her family to Chicago in 1902. Mrs. Kemp was ambitious for her children and dedicated her life to furthering their success. Hers was a full and busy life, as she reared her family and guided them into useful Christian paths, making them substantial, upright citizens. Her nature was always gentle and happy and people loved her for her sweetness and helpful kindness. Since July 4, 1920, she resided in Pasadena, going there from Chicago. She was a devout Christian, being a member of the Episcopal Church, and worshipped the Father daily in her manner of living, setting forth a righteous example for those who would follow the truth as given by the Lord. In Clinton, Mrs. Kemp was a charter member of the Eastern Star, and belonged to the Normal Park chapter at Chicago. In Pasadena she was a member of the Pasadena Assembly No. 44 Social Order of the Beauceant. Surviving her are seven children one having preceded her in death. The living are: Mrs. F. A. Beach, Glendale, Calif.; Mrs. R. H. Brandt, Pasadena; Mrs. C. A. Johnson, Maywood, Ill.; William H. Kemp, Pasadena; George L. Kemp, Cheyenne, Wyo.; Harry S. Kemp, Chicago; John T. Kemp, Glencoe, Ill. Funeral services were held November 13 in the Little Church of the Flowers in California. The body, accompanied by W. H. Kemp, was brought to Clinton services were Saturday afternoon. Burial was in Englewood.

KEMP, Nellie E.
1881-1902
Englewood Cemetery (K), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Missouri, Feb 15 1902 - Miss Nellie Kemp, third daughter of the late Harry and Mrs. Minnie Kemp, who was just entering into the bloom of womanhood, and by whose admirable ways was beloved by all who knew her, was suddenly summoned to meet her God Saturday night. Miss Nellie had been troubled with violent nervous attacks for some time. Saturday night, about 10 o'clock, she was taken with one of these, during which time a blood vessel broke, resulting in an internal hemorrhage and caused her death about midnight. Funeral services were at St. Paul's, with the solemn but beautiful service of the Episcopal church. Members of the Order of the Eastern Star escorted the body of their sister from the family residence to the church, thence to Englewood. The grave was entirely lined with evergreens and covered with an evergreen blanket, across which "Nellie" was embroidered in white flowers. Over this were laid the many beautiful floral offerings from sorrowing friends in Clinton and St. Louis. Miss Nelle was born in Clinton July 18, 1881 and was just 20. She was confirmed in the Episcopal church at 15 and spent a great deal of her time studying music. She was an exceedingly good performer on the piano.

KEMPER, Charles Keil
1930-2004
Roseville Public Cemetery District, Roseville, Placer Co, CA
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Mar 26 2004 - Charles Keil Kemper of Granite Bay, California, died at home with his family at his side on March 23, 2004, after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. He was born an identical twin on August 14, 1930, in Clinton. He was the firstborn son of Clarence Whitfield Kemper and Lorna Owen Kemper. Fifteen minutes later to the surprise of his parents, a second twin son was born, Clarence W. Kemper, Jr. He attended public schools in Clinton and graduated from high school there. He then attended Westminster College for men in Fulton and Central Missouri State University. Before finishing college he joined the U.S. Air Force and served during the Korean War. He received an honorable discharge in 1952. In 1951 he married Dorla Dean Eaton in Twin Falls, Idaho, where she was teaching second grade in the public schools. Following their honeymoon, he entered military service, returning home in the fall of 1952. The couple moved to southern California in 1953 where Deanie taught in the Burbank School system and Charles went back to college to finish his Bachelor of Science Degree in Business and Sales Management. During those years of college he worked at Lockheed Aircraft installing electrical wiring in airplanes on the assembly line. He also worked as an extra in the movies and enjoyed utilizing his equestrian skills as a stunt rider. His peers gave him the nickname of "Rawhide". Upon graduation from Woodbury College in 1956, he immediately accepted an Industrial Tape sales position with 3M Company. In 1961, the family was transferred to St. Paul, Minnesota, where the corporate offices of 3M Company are located. Charles entered the marketing division and traveled extensively throughout the United States introducing and promoting new products for the Industrial Tape Division. During his career at 3M Company he received many awards for his outstanding achievement in sales, marketing and management. He had the spirit of enthusiasm and cooperation in promoting new business for the company. He earned the Esprit de Corps award as a most valued employee. He was a man of many talents and experiences enabling his positive participation in the world around him. Woodworking was a hobby of his and he was a skilled refinisher of antique walnut furniture. Leather tooling was also one of his creative hobbies. He loved his workshop. Friends and neighbors enjoyed visiting with him there. They admired the results of his skilled labor. In 1969 the family returned to northern California and settled in the Hidden Valley Community near Folsom Lake. They have lived and worked in the Roseville area for over 35 years. His final years of service to 3M Company was an account executive, retiring in 1992 after 36 years of loyal service. His wife Deanie Kemper, owned and operated her own real estate brokerage business in Placer County for near 20 years. Charles was a member of the Sacramento County Sheriff's Posse for years. He had served on the Hidden Valley Board of Directors through the years and recently completed a three-year term serving as treasurer of the board. His love of Hidden Valley was evident by his steady commitment to the community. Charles served as a member of the South Placer Fire District Board of Directors for 23 years. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge of Missouri and the Ben Ali Temple Shrine club. He was also a member of the Sons of the American Revolution, Gold Country Chapter #7 in Auburn. His revolutionary ancestor was Robert Lewis of Virginia. The Society of Descendants of Knights of the Most Noble Order of the Garter founded by King Edward II of England in the 1300s was another heritage society to which he claimed membership. To his family, he did indeed present the highest dignity of knighthood. A man who lived his life in virtue and fortitude of mind and purpose. Without a doubt he believed in giving something back to the community by providing service to his fellow man. Mrs. Kemper was the Organizing Regent of the gold Trail Chapter DAR in Roseville in 1977. She would later serve on the national level of the organization. While Deanie served a three-year term (1995-98) as president of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution with the headquarters in Washington, DC, Mr. Kemper was one of her closest advisors. Together they promoted the DAR motto of "God, Home and Country". He traveled with her worldwide as a good will ambassador for DAR but also for these United States. He played an outstanding and memorable role in making friends, earning the respect of people everywhere and giving of himself to assure the success of Deanie's term of office. Their love for one another was evident in all that they did together as partners in a marriage of 53 years. He leaves a son, Kevin Keil Kemper, born August 10, 1957, and his wife Colleen, Granite Bay, and a daughter Kara Lee, born June 6, 1960, also of of Granite Bay. Both children are native born Californians. He was the much-loved Grandpa of Dana Charles, Eva Louise, Gavin McVey and Jesse Owen, and the step-grandfather of Zachary. He is survived by his sister, Barbara Kemper Tilley, Florida; his brother, Clarence W. Kemper and wife JoAnne, Clinton, Missouri; a brother-in-law, Paul M. Eaton and his wife Mary Lou, also of Missouri; a beloved aunt Eva and Wayne Smith of Texas; seven nieces and nephews and many loving friends throughout the world. In his journey through life he touched many people with his compassion and his willingness to give of his knowledge, talent and time whenever and wherever it might be needed. The legacy he leaves from his heart and his hand, will extend past the years of this generous man. Friends are invited to attend a memorial service Wednesday, March 31, at the First Presbyterian Church, 515 Sunrise Avenue, in Roseville. Burial will be in the Roseville Cemetery.

KEMPER, Clarence Whitfield II
1930-2007
Englewood Cemetery (K), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Sep 27 2007 - Death laid a quiet hand on Clarence Whitfield Kemper II of Clinton at his home in the company of his wife and several family members on September 13, 2007. He was born an identical twin on August 14, 1930, to Clarence Whitfield and Lorna Owen Kemper. His brother, Charles, preceded him in death in 2004. He graduated from Clinton High School and attended Westminster College and CMSU. In 1951, he joined the Air National Guard at Rosecrans, St. Joseph. Soon thereafter he was summoned to active duty and served in Bordeaux, France, as an aerial gunner on a B-26 during the Korean War. After a short time of inactive duty, he served in the Air Force Reserve, 442nd Troop Carrier Wing at Richards-Gebauer, as a flight engineer on C-46, C-47 and C-l 19 aircraft and was discharged in July 1963. He grew up learning the Jewelry business from his father and uncle, C. J. Keil. He became the fourth generation in his family to own Keil's Jewelry Store, which was opened in June 1870 by his great-uncle J.W. Keil. In addition to working at Keil's Jewelry, he also traveled for Herff-Jones Company for many years selling class rings, gowns and yearbooks. He received numerous awards for his sales ability during those years. He became interested in photography due to a growing need for school and college yearbooks. That interest blossomed into commercial work photographing weddings and aerial photography needed for construction of Truman Dam. His great love of flying began at the age of 14 when he would walk or ride his bike to the airport until they gave him a job. He did any job they would allow in order to earn flight lessons. Ralph Lowe of Clinton gave him his first airplane ride and Dick Graham taught him to fly. He first soloed in a J-3 Cub at the age of 16, receiving his license at the age of 17. In the following years, he was able to acquire his own plane, ultimately owning several. He loved the "Warbirds", especially World War II planes. For many years, he was involved with air shows and loved teaching and discussing the history of WWII aviation. In July 1982, C.W., along with several other gentlemen, started the Heart of America Squadron of the Confederate Air Force, which has grown to be the Heart of America Wing, including a large hangar and several airplanes in Olathe, Kansas. In 1982, as part of the Missouri Wing of the CAF, he and nine other men purchased a WWII B-25, which they later donated to the CAF. "Show Me" was assigned to the Missouri Wing for maintenance and inclusion in air shows. On September 11, 1987, C.W. and JoAnne Olson Robertson were married and together blended a family of five children, Lorna Kemper Koehnlein and husband Don, Mesa, Arizona, William A. Kemper and wife Susan, Clinton; Andrea Robertson Pruitt of Warrensburg, Cheryl Robertson of Alphahretta, Georgia, and James A. Robertson and wife Summer, Parkland, Florida. C.W. was a deacon in the Christian Church of Clinton, a longtime member of the Commemorative Air Force, Ararat Shrine and the Masonic Lodge of Clinton. He was on the board of the Clinton Senior Center, Rural Fire Board and the West Point Homeowners Association. At one time he served as Clinton Township assessor and also served on the Clinton City Council. He is survived by his wife JoAnne, of the home; five children and 10 grandchildren. He is also survived by his sister-in-law Mrs. Dorla Kemper of Granite Bay, California, and his sister-in-law Marilyn Olson Cochran and husband J. Ron Cochran, Manhattan, Kansas, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to his twin brother Charles, Mr. Kemper was preceded in death by his parents, Clarence W. and Lorna Owen Kemper; his sister Barbara Tilley, and a beloved son Clarence W. (Tres) Kemper III. Funeral services were held at the First Christian Church of Clinton on Tuesday, September 18. Following the funeral service, Cal was transported to Englewood Cemetery in a horse-drawn hearse.

KENAGY, Georgia B. AMOS
1916-1997
Grant Cemetery, Creighton, Cass Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Mrs. Georgia B. Kenagy of Harrisonville was born September 3, 1916, near Creighton, the daughter of Joel Amos and Lucy Aurilla (Jones) Grosshart. She died Friday, May 23, 1997, at her home in Harrisonville, at the age of 80 years, eight months and 20 days. On September 23, 1937, Georgia was united in marriage to Lloyd Christopher Kenagy in Hermitage. Georgia was a bookkeeper for Kenagy Tow Service in Harrisonville and formerly was a secretary for ABC Hatchery in Garden City. She had been employed in the cafeteria for the Harrisonville Grade School. She was also employed by Sears Catalog store in Harrisonville, and worked at City Hall in Garden City. She was a member of the Creighton Christian Church and had lived in Garden City before moving to Harrisonville in 1959. Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Lloyd on October 13, 1941; a brother Claude Grosshart; an infant brother Lariaux, and two infant sisters, Irene and Darcy. She is survived by a son Billy Joe Kenagy, and a daughter Lu Ann Kenagy, both of Harrisonville; other relatives and many friends. Funeral services were Tuesday, May 27, at Dickey Funeral Home, Harrisonville. Burial was in Grant Cemetery near Creighton.

KENAGY, Ina Mae NICHOLS
1907-1993
Holden Cemetery, Holden, Johnson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Ina Mae Kenagy, 86, LaTour, Missouri, passed away Saturday, September 11, 1993 at Menorah Medical Center in Kansas City. She was born May 1, 1907 near LaTour, the daughter of Richard Grant and Etta Mae (Duncan) Nichols. She married Aubrey S. Kenagy November 1928 in Kansas City. He preceded her in death March 3, 1990. Mrs. Kenagy graduated from Central Missouri State University in Warrensburg. She lived near LaTour all of her life, was a homemaker, and taught in Rosehill, LaTour and Ora schools in the area. She was a member of the Gunn City Christian Church. She leaves her daughter, Joan, and son-in-law, Raymond Stout, of Holden; one granddaughter, Renae McMullin and one great-grandson, Anthony McMullin, both of Holden. Funeral services were Tuesday, September 14, 1993 at Ben Cast & Son-Wood Funeral Home, Holden. Burial was in Holden Cemetery, Holden.

KENDALL, Wilma N. LYNCH
1916-1999
Memorial Gardens of Memory, Buffalo, Dallas Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Sep 13 1999 - Wilma N. Kendall was born in Henry County near Clinton, on June 5, 1916, to John Harve Lynch and Anne Myrtle (Settles) Lynch. She died Thursday, September 9, 1999, at St. John's Regional Health Center in Springfield at the age of 83. She spent the first 20 years of her life in Clinton, Knightstown, Indiana, Protection, Kansas, and Berryville, Arkansas, before moving to Buffalo. She worked as a telephone operator in the latter three towns. On November 1, 1936, in Berryville, Arkansas, she was married to Keith B. Kendall of Green Forest. She and her husband owned and operated Kendall Photographic Studio and Printing Company from 1947 to 1965 in Buffalo. She later was manager of Farris Clothesland. Survivors include two sons, John Robert Kendall and wife Jo, Olathe, and Gary Keith Kendall and wife Arlene, New York City, New York; one daughter Kathy Ann Johns and husband Jeff, Republic; one grandson Keven Kendall, Olathe; two granddaughters, Stacey Kendall, Olathe, and Sarah Howard and husband Joe, Cincinnati, Ohio; two great-grandsons, Tyler Kendall, Olathe, Kansas, and Daniel Howard, Cincinnati; one brother W. S. Lynch, Quartzsite, Arizona; two sisters-in-law, Lou Crawford, Springfield, and Beulah Kendall, Atlanta, Georgia, nieces, nephews, cousins, plus a special pal named Albert. Funeral services will be Tuesday, September 14, in the First Christian Church. Burial will be in Gardens of Memory Cemetery, under direction of the Montgomery-Viets Funeral Home of Buffalo.

KENDRICK, Clara Worley EVERSOLE
1875-1939
Lowry City Cemetery, Lowry City, St. Clair Co, MO
Clinton MO - Death, who had stayed his hand in the Eversole home on East Franklin Street in Clinton the past five weeks, as though reluctant to claim the life of their beloved sister Mrs. D. B. Kendrick, cut the life thread at 10:45 p.m. Tuesday December 12, 1939, leaving her to sleep, the pain of acute suffering wiped from her gentle brow, her sweet spirit surrendered, patience written on her face that waits to light again, when those she loved, following her carefully given admonitions, join her where life is everlasting. Two years ago when Mrs. Kendrick underwent a serious operation in Kansas City from which, for three months she was better, she realized the end of the way was not far off. In recent months she had grown much worse and five weeks ago came to Clinton to be with her brothers and only sister, Miss Mallie Eversole, and near her doctor. The tender care of family made their love felt and was her strength when suffering was most acute. Constant were the ministrations of daughters, husband, Miss Mallie and her brothers, and when the last weeks Mrs. Florence Lease was her nurse, the same gentle sympathetic attentions were given her, for the touch of sympathy and understanding were in the kind hands of this splendid nurse, in whom she found a spirit akin. Death's hand in hers, she made all arrangements for the earthly home she was so soon to leave and detailed plans for the funeral services. Every parting message she had in mind, she spoke freely to brothers, sister, husband, daughters, one of whom said to her, "Mother, you need not tell us what you want done, we would know from the way you have lived." This done, Mrs. Kendrick never referred to them again and wanting to make her last days as happy as possible, saw friends, old neighbors, relatives, visited with them, entertained them, as though she were well, no sadness marring her cheerfulness, no glimpse of pain to grieve them. So her eternal interest in other people and their problems, her unselfishness and trust in God, led her bravely to the end, and as the curtains of Death dropped behind her shining figure those she loved did not wish her back, for they knew suffering had been left behind with what was mortal. Clara Worley Eversole was born May 5, 1875, at Wytheville, Va., and at the age of 14 came with her parents, Mrs. and Mrs. Lee Eversole, to Henry County, northwest of Clinton where they lived for a time, her father farming. They then moved to St. Clair County, south of Mt. Zion, where she finished school and for a time taught. About 31 years ago she became the wife of D. B. Kendrick and into her home took all the inherent charm, grace, dignity and hospitality of manner of a southern gentlewoman. She was at heart a homemaker and the love and loveliness with which she filled her house, was accented in her husband and their fine daughters. Having in her girlhood been converted and baptized, she was a member of the Baptist Church and had fundamentally the Christian viewpoint in her busy life, finding time to teach a woman's Bible class and fill her leisure time with deeds of neighborly kindness. Mrs. Kendrick was not the type of woman who waited for happiness to come to her, but sought it out and found it in everything about her, weaving into her pattern of life, as does the true Christian, the fine things, the simple ones, the little acts of helpfulness, the generosity and Godliness that actuated noble womanhood, making it beautiful and holy. So her life proved a benediction and greater love is in the world because she graced it for her three score-five allotment. Surviving are her husband and two daughters, Mrs. Earl Smith of northwest of Clinton, Mrs. Clifton Johnson of Prairie Home, Mo., a brother Sterling Eversole of Lowry City; two brothers, Messrs. Will and Porter and an only sister, Miss Mallie Eversole, of the East Franklin Street home. The body was taken to her home in Lowry City Wednesday afternoon, according to her wise, to rest its last night on earth, where she had gone as a bride. The funeral services will be at the Baptist Church at Lowry City Thursday and the body will be laid to rest beside her infant son in Lowry City cemetery.

KENDRICK, Wilburn Edward "Sleepy"
1910-1991
Crescent Hill Cemetery, Adrian, Bates Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Wilburn Edward "Sleepy" Kendrick, 81, died July 29 at Camden Health Center, Harrisonville. He was born Jan. 17, 1910 near Archie, the son of Charlie and Nanie Cauthon Kendrick. Mr. Kendrick received his education at the Gregg School east of Adrian. On September 25, 1929, he was married at Harrisonville to Ollie Oliver. He was preceded in death by his parents; three sisters, Lula, Irene and an infant sister; and five brothers, Les Kendrick, Louis Kendrick, earn Kendrick, Herb Kendrick and Loren Kendrick. Survivors include his wife Ollie Kendrick of the home; four daughters, Freda Burchett, Freeman, Rita Brown, Archie, Evelyn warren, Adrian, and Christine Holbrook, valley, Ne.; a son William Kendrick, Archie; 12 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; a sister Helen Goodbar, Butler; and a brother Delbert Kendrick, Butler. Funeral services were July 31, at the Atkinson Chapel, Archie. Burial was in the Crescent Hill Cemetery, Adrian.

KENNEDY, Berta Emaline WHITEAKER
1915-2001
Sunset Hill Cemetery, Warrensburg, Johnson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Dec 26 2001 - Berta Emaline Kennedy, 86, Warrensburg, died Tuesday, December 25, 2001, at the Western Missouri Medical Center. She was born February 27, 1915, in Leeton, the daughter of Elmer Whiteaker and Celia Coulson Whiteaker. On September 28, 1934, she married Elroy E. Kennedy in Leeton. He died August 27, 1957. She attended Leeton School and Central Missouri State University. She had worked in the dental office at Whiteman Air Force Base and the IRS office in Kansas City. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Leeton and the Leeton Homemakers Club. She is survived by two daughters, Norma Jean Granger, Chilhowee, and Jody Shepard, Los Alamos, New Mexico; two sisters, Ninnie Parks, Clinton, and Ruby Culp, Warrensburg; four grandchildren, Gene R. Grainger, Pamela Halonen, David E. Shepard and John M. Shepard, and seven great-grandchildren. Three sisters, Addie Morgan, Mamie Whiteaker and Pansy Clift, and two brothers, Eugene and Harold Whiteaker, preceded her in death. Funeral services will be Saturday, December 29, at the Sweeney-Phillips & Holdren Funeral Home, Warrensburg. Burial will be in the Sunset Hill Cemetery.

KENNEDY, Betsy A.
1834-1893
Englewood Cemetery (K), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Saturday afternoon, surrounded by kind and loving friends and a devoted husband and son, the spirit of Mrs. J. T. Kennedy took its flight to that bright and better world, where no sickness or sorrow is known. Born near Bridgeport, W. Va. February 2, 1834. In December 1863, she married, at her home, J. T. Kennedy, who survives her. They had three children, one now living, John Alba. They moved to Ohio where they lived till about thirteen years ago when they came to Clinton and have lived here happily until her death. Remains laid to rest in Englewood.

KENNEDY, Eugenia
1875-1938
Englewood Cemetery (K), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Miss Eugenia Kennedy died at the Woodlawn hospital in Chicago at 1:40 a.m. Friday, where she had been taken the week before for treatment and a possible operation. Miss Nannie Kennedy, her sister, went to her bedside, accompanied by C. A. Mitchell who returned to Clinton with the report that they thought Miss Kennedy better, but hope was short lived, as she became worse and death claimed her before her surgeons could operate. Eugenia Kennedy was the youngest daughter of James H. Kennedy, early residents of Clinton, and Mary Louise Martin Kennedy. Her father had come to Missouri as a boy with his mother and seven brothers and sisters from Virginia to establish a new home, choosing Clinton as a location of promise. Mrs. Kennedy and her family were among the charter members of the first Presbyterian church in Clinton and her son James, later established the first woolen mills that the community knew, located at the foot of Franklin street on the west bank of Town Creek across from Lover's Leap. For years Henry Highnote was associated with Mr. Kennedy in the woolen business. Highnote and steeps were later owners. Mr. Kennedy brought his bride from St. Louis and their home continued here; here they reared their family, all strict Presbyterians, and died. Three daughters remain, Mrs. W. F. Carter and Misses Nannie and Lula Kennedy of the home on South Second street. James who died in his Oklahoma home some years ago, and R. B. McConnell, Mrs. Kennedy's son, also deceased completed their family. Miss Eugenia attended the Clinton schools, then went to Baird College where she was a brilliant student and after graduation accepted a position in the Montrose elementary school, then came to the Clinton High School to teach mathematics, for which her keen, analytical mind was particularly adapted. She was also president for a time of the Baird Alumnae Association. Alert and clever, versatile and attractive, she made a strong and lasting impression on her students and was so outstanding and efficient in her work that in January 1912, she was called to a position in the schools of St. Joseph, Mo., where she remained until about 14 years ago when she went into the Chicago system, lastly teaching in the Tilden Technical College for boys over 16 years of age. Her talents, and indefatigable energies and special interest in the development of boys were given full scope and her great and splendid work continues in the lives of thousands of young Americans, many of whom are now influential and successful men in various channels of American commerce, a monument none can gainsay. Years of service had not lessened the bouyancy of her step nor the youth in her heart, her many interest or vibrant enthusiasm. She was an unusual and stimulating character, whose work was well done and rounded out, and as she would have desired life's thread was cut in the full press of duty. She served to the end. The funeral services were at the Franklin Street Methodist Church Monday and the boyd laid to rest in Englewood.

KENNEDY, Floy Irene HUNTER
1898-1927
Clinton Eye, Sep 1927 - Floy Irene, oldest daughter of James W. and Minnie Hunter, was born near Fristoe, Benton County, April 7, 1898, and died July 28th, 1927, aged 28 years, 3 months and 21 days. She was married to Harry B. Kennedy, January 2nd, 1923. To this union a baby daughter was born March 8th, 1925. The husband and daughter are left to mourn their loss. She had been afflicted with tuberculosis for the past year, and a few short weeks before her departure, she was brought to her father's home, seven miles south of Urich, where her brothers, sister, father, husband and innumerable kind friends administered to her wants. Her mother left this earthly home when she was six years old, and her stepmother did a mother's part in her last illness.

KENNEDY, Floyd
1917-1994
Englewood Cemetery (K), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Floyd Kennedy, son of Roy W. and Daisy Fisher Kennedy was born September 10, 1917 at Lebo, Kansas and entered into rest January 10, 1994 at Golden Valley Hospital at the age of 76 years. Floyd graduated from Chillicothe Business College in 1937 and came to Clinton at that time. He was a senior vice president for the Union state Bank in Clinton for 42 years before he retired in 1981. He was an Army veteran of WWII. He was a member of the First Baptist Church and the Temple Bible Class. He was a member of the American Legion, the Clinton Masonic Lodge, the Kansas City Scottish Rite. He was a Scout leader and a member of the Tribe of Mic-O-Say. He was a former chairman of the Henry County Red Cross. He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters, Bertha Jacobs and Beulah Hammond. Floyd is survived by his wife Cleta M. Kennedy of the home; one son Kurtis L. Kennedy and wife Barbara, Pleasanton, California, and one grandson Zackary R. Kennedy. Funeral services were held at the First Baptist Church Wednesday, January 12. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery, under direction of Vansant-Mills Funeral Home.

KENNEDY, George
abt 1902-1935
Clinton MO - George Kennedy, former Henry Countian, who appeared at the Century of Progress Exposition at Chicago as a "tall man", died at his home in Cushing, Okla., Monday as the result of ptomaine poisoning. Mr. Kennedy was born in Gower, Mo., about 33 years ago, but when he was about four he came to Henry County. His parents were Mr. and Mrs. R. J. Kennedy. He attended Garland school and about 1919 the family moved to Clinton, later they went to Chillicothe, where the children attended the business college. Due to his unusual height, 7 feet, 2 inches, Mr. Kennedy was employed as an attraction at the Midway at the Century of Progress. At his death he was chairman of the better housing committee at Cushing. Surviving him are his mother, Mrs. Mary H. Kennedy, of Cushing, and a sister Mrs. Roscoe Pancoast, formerly Anna Ruth Kennedy, also of Cushing. George was the youngest child. There are also two half-sisters, one in Washington state, and another in Gower, Mo. Dr. W. M. Marseilles, whose family has been close friends of the Kennedys, telephoned to Cushing Tuesday when heard of the death. A special casket had to be made because of Mr. Kennedy's height. The funeral will be Friday at Gower, near St. Joseph, where the deceased's father and sister are buried. George Kennedy was a fine Christian young man, a member of the Clinton Christian Church for years. He also made a thoro study of business as he was connected with an oil company in Oklahoma for some time, also traveled for Swift & Co. in Kentucky and Tennessee for some time. Being of unusual size he had to bear the thoughtless remarks of his associates, but he rose above this and turned what to many would have been a liability into an asset, and traveled with a carnival company for several years. During those years in the professional world his comrades loved him and he ever exerted the gentle influence of the Master in whom he had put his trust. Henry County was fortunate to have known him. One year the Clinton Rotary Club took George with them to the district meeting at Joplin. On many occasions here, he participated in matters of civic interest using his height to promote the amusement of people if it served his friends.

KENNEDY, Josephine Mable DOUGHERTY
1909-2002
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 17 2002 - Josephine Mable (Dougherty) Kennedy, 92, Clinton, died at the Westwood Nursing Center, Clinton, on Tuesday, April 16, 2002. A memorial service will be held at a later date in Hibbing, Minnesota. She was born in Litschfield, Minnesota. She was a certified registered nurse anesthetist for most of her working life. She is survived by one daughter, Donna Elmore of Clinton, and a grandson, Michael Lyle and wife, Kristin, Houston, Texas, as well as two granddaughters, Kimberley and Kortney Lyle. She was preceded in death by her husband, Willard Kennedy; a son-in-law, Butch Elmore, and all of her brothers and sisters.

KENNEDY, Lester Vernon
1918-1992
ElDorado Springs Cemetery, ElDorado Springs, Cedar Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Lester Vernon Kennedy, 73, Deerfield, son of Archie B. Kennedy and Laura Catherine DeLozier Kennedy, was born June 30, 1918 in Harwood, and died February 18, 1992 at Mercy Hospital, Ft. Scott, Ks., after a lengthy illness. He was raised in the ElDorado Springs area. On May 15, 1937, he was married to Ruby Ellen Scott in Nevada. They moved to Deerfield in 1950 where he farmed until his death. He was a member of the Deerfield Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife Ruby of the home; two sons, Dewey Duane Kennedy, Ft. Scott, Ks., and Scott Allen Kennedy, Deerfield; one daughter, Donnis Ellen Kennedy, Fair Grove; four grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; one brother, Glen E. Kennedy, Independence; four sisters, Helen Hyatt, Ft. Scott, Ks., Daisy Fisher, Independence, Pauline Young, Springfield, and Leota Turner, Kansas City; and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by five brothers, Elbert, Orville, Guy, Raymond and Carl; one sister Elva; and one grandson Denny Ray Simmons. Services were held Friday, February 21, at the Ferry Funeral Home. Interment was in the ElDorado Springs Cemetery.

KENNEDY, Mary Louise MARTIN McCONNELL
1837-1927
Englewood Cemetery (K), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Mrs. Mary Louise Kennedy, widow of the late James Harrison Kennedy passed away after a lingering illness at her home at 3 o'clock Friday afternoon, July 8, 1927. Mrs. Kennedy was a woman of attractive personality, and keen intellect. She loved her home and friends, and devoted her life to them. In her early life she became a Christian, and was a charter member of the Cumberland Presbyterian church in Clinton. She was twice married - first to William H. McConnell of Warren county, Missouri. To this union was born one son, Rollen, who passed away several years ago. One grandson, Haynes McConnell, is now living in Tulsa, Okla. To the union of the second marriage were born five children - James Haynes, who died about a year ago, and four daughters: Mrs. W. F. Carter, and the Misses Nannie, Lula and Eugenia. Mr. Kennedy passed away about thirty years ago. He came to Clinton in his youth from Staunton, Virginia. Mrs. Kennedy was the daughter of Daniel Martin and Nancy Garrett Martin who came from Richmond, Virginia, to Missouri at an early date and settled in St. Louis county. Her great-grandfather, John Garrett, was a soldier of the Revolutionary War, and her grandfather, Joseph Garrett, was in the war of 1812, and also in the war with Mexico. The funeral services of Mrs. Kennedy was held at the family home Sunday afternoon. The interment was made in Englewood.

KENNEDY, Robert Yantis
1842-1906
Santa Ana Cemetery, Santa Ana, Orange Co, CA
Clinton MO - Robert Yantis Kennedy, of Gardena, Cal., died at his home in that place on January 8, 1906. Mr. Kennedy was for thirty-two years a resident of Henry county, Mo. His mother and her eight children organized the First Presbyterian church of Clinton in June, 1858. He remained a steadfast and consistent member of this church until his death. He was born in Callaway county, Mo., in 1842, removing to Henry county in 1854. He volunteered in the Confederate Army in 1861, belonging to Co. K, 16th Mo. Infantry, 2d Brigade, Parson's Division. After the war he returned to Henry county where he was married in 1874 to Miss Cora McConnell, who with their three daughters and one son survive him. The funeral service was preached by Rev. A. Parker, pastor of the Presbyterian church of Orange, Cal. Mr. Kennedy lived for many years in Orange where he and his family were highly respected and loved by all who knew them. His loss is deeply lamented, and his family have the heartfelt sympathy of their sorrowing friends. Mr. Kennedy was a brother-in-law to Mrs. J. H. Kennedy of this city, and an uncle of Mrs. C. Y. McDonald. (NOTE: Robert Yantis Kennedy's parents were David and Mary Kile McClure Kennedy. Mary Kile McClure Kennedy died 14 April 1873 in Clinton, Henry county, MO. Robert Yantis Kennedy was buried at the Santa Ana Cemetery in Santa Ana, CA.)

KENNEDY, Vyna Josephene BELCHER
1903-1992
Pisgah Cemetery, Chilhowee, Johnson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Vyna Josephene Belcher was born October 29, 1903 on a farm in Cass County, Mo. near Greenwood. She was the daughter of Jehiel Smith Belcher and Nelle (Nirkirk) Belcher. Vyna passed away August 24 at the Windsor Resthaven Nursing Home at the age of 88 years. Vyna Belcher and Buford E. Kennedy of Pleasant Hill were united in marriage February 9, 1924 at Independence. He preceded her in death August 29, 1964. To this union 5 children were born, twin sons died at birth. Surviving are two sons, Terry D. Kennedy, born 1930, and his wife Beverly, Holden. They had two children, Terri Kephart and Billy Kennedy. Delmar M. Kennedy born 1934, and his wife Georgia, Holden. They had three children, Cindy Sherman, Linda Penrose and Sonya Wright. A daughter, Vyna Marie Preston born 1941, and her husband Ralph, Chilhowee. They had two children, Jim Powell and Donna Todd. She also had 15 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by one sister Elizabeth Duncan, Richmond, Ks. and several nieces and nephews. Preceding her in death were 4 brothers, Luke Belcher, Frank Belcher, George Belcher, Edgar Belcher, 2 sisters, Minta Corder and Martha Gillogly. Vyna was united with the Christian Church at Greenwood at the age of 14 years. She lived on a farm at Kingsville until 1959 then moved to a farm west of Warrensburg. She lived the rest of her life in Chilhowee since 1967. She was a member of the senior citizens group of Chilhowee. Also was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary #5844 at Holden. Funeral services were held Thursday, August 27, at Consalus Funeral Home in Chilhowee. Burial was in Pisgah Cemetery.

KENNEY, Alice Irene
1915-2005
Deepwater Cemetery, Fairview Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, May 31 2005 - Alice Irene Kenney, 90, Deepwater, died Saturday, May 28, 2005, at Westwood Nursing Center, Clinton. Cremation with no scheduled services. She was a beautician in St. Louis before she retired. She is survived by one sister Martha Pierson of Deepwater; one niece Alice Reynolds of Warrensburg, and two nephews, Bob Smart, Warsaw, and Stephen Scott, Tumwater, Washington, as well as a number of great-nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends.

KENNEY, Francis Lyle
1923-1991
Elmwood Cemetery, Fruita, Mesa Co, CO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Francis Lyle Kenney, formerly of Clinton, (323 North Mulberry Street, Fruita, Colorado 81521) died Monday, March 4, 1991 at the Family Health West Nursing Home in Fruita. His death followed a long illness. Funeral services were Friday, March 8, at the Callahan-Edfast Chapel. Burial was in New Elmwood Cemetery in Fruita. Mr. Kenney was the son of Robert R. Kenney and Lena Oglesby Kenney. He spent his childhood in Garden City, Appleton City and Clinton, and graduated from Clinton High School. He was retired. He had worked in many technical trades and in sales. Among his employers were Northern Gas in Laramie, Wyoming and Airstream Plumbing and Heating in Clifton, Colorado. Mr. Kenney was born at Garden City on September 3, 1923. On August 14, 1948, he and his wife, Vinita, were united in marriage. They lived in Clinton, Independence, Kansas City, Laramie and Cheyenne, Wyoming, Fort Collins, Grand Junction and Fruita, where he had been for four years. Mr. Kenney belonged to the Christian Church in Fruita, the V.F.W. and Moose Lodge. Mr. Kenney served in the U.S. Army during World War II, from 1943-45. He was a service technician-medic in the European Theatre of Operations. Mr. Kenney is survived by his wife, of Fruita; a daughter, Mrs. Larry E. (Jeanne) Chambers of Laramie, Wyoming; a brother, Robert Kenney of Clinton; three sisters, Elvorene Phillips of Lee's Summit, Ruby Jones and Ola Jones, both of Clinton. Two brothers, Forrest and Ivan Kenney preceded him in death.

KENNEY, Martha Jean WILSON
1910-2002
Englewood Cemetery (K), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 17 2002 - Martha Jean Kenney was born April 23, 1910, in Clinton, daughter of Clarence D. and Norma Maupin Wilson. She died March 31, 2002, at Golden Valley Hospital. She moved to Clinton from Arkansas in 1976. She attended Drury College and was a graduate of the University of Missouri. She was a member of Delta Delta Delta social sorority and the Missouri State Teachers Association. She taught school in Clinton for 20 years and 15 years in Yellville, Arkansas. She joined the church when she was eighty-years-old and was a member of the Clinton Christian Church. She married Jess Kenney in 1942. He preceded her in death in 1971. Along with her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Ellis Wilson. Survivors include one niece, Martha Diehl and husband, Tom, Warrensburg; one cousin, Frederick Kimball, Santa Monica, California; one great-niece, Melissa Athon and husband Joe, Overland Park, Kansas, and one great nephew, Christopher Diehl, Pleasant Hill. Funeral services were held April 6 at Consalus Chapel, Clinton. Burial was in Englewood.

KENNEY, Steven Lynn
1962-2002
Englewood Cemetery (K), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jul 22 2002 - Steven Lynn Kenney was born November 17, 1962, in Clinton, son of Robert G. and Dorothy F. Kimsey Kenney. He died June 29, 2002 at his home. He was a lifelong resident of Clinton and worked at Wal-Mart for 18 years. He married Lois Boyd at Miami, Oklahoma in 1986. Preceding him in death were his paternal grandparents, Robert and Lena Kenney, and maternal grandparents, Edward and Jewel Kimzey. Surviving are his wife, Lois, of the home; his parents, Robert and Dorothy Kenney, Clinton; three daughters, Shawna, Amber and Kendra, all of the home; one sister, Debbie Johnson and husband, Keith, Marshall; two nieces, one nephew, and several aunts, uncles and cousins. Funeral services were held July 2 at Northeast Baptist Church. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery.

KENNICUTT, E. Lorraine
1920-1993
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Mrs. E. Lorraine Kennicutt, 72, Kansas City, died Monday, January 18, 1993, at the Independence Regional Health center. Services were Thursday in Independence. Mrs. Kennicutt was a volunteer for the Spofford Home for Children. Survivors include a sister, Mrs. Clara B. Salley of Deepwater.

KENNICUTT, Russell V.
1913-1995
Butcher Cemetery, Gerster, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Russell V. Kennicutt, 81, Collins, died Sunday, February 26, at the Sac-Osage Hospital in Osceola. Mr. Kennicutt was born near Alliance, Neb. He lived over 40 years in the Kansas City Area before moving to the Collins area in 1975. He was a Navy veteran of World War II. He was a 41 year employee of Armco Steel, retiring in 1975. He was a member of the Full Gospel Church, Humansville. He is survived by his wife Lennie of the home; one son Russell V. Kennicutt II of Grandview; one daughter, Mrs. Karen Welch of Flemington; one brother Joseph Kennicutt of St. Petersburg, Florida; one sister Maxie Hicks of Kansas City; seven grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Funeral services will be Wednesday at the Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel in Osceola. Burial will be in the Butcher Cemetery near Osceola.

KENNISH, Betty Jo MORGAN
1931-1998
Montrose Cemetery, Montrose, Deepwater Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Betty Joe Kennish, 66, Montrose, died Thursday, August 6, 1998, at Golden Valley Hospital in Clinton. Over the past few months she had endured multiple health problems. Betty Joe Morgan was born September 24, 1931, in Clinton, to Jerd and Nellie (Cole) Morgan. She had two sisters, Shirley Ann and Doris Jean. She grew up living in Clinton and Deepwater. At an early age she accepted the Lord as her Savior. She graduated from Deepwater High School in 1950. She met Robert "Bob" Kennish and they fell in love. She married him December 27, 1951. They made their home in Montrose for over 45 years. To this union they were blessed with four children, Martha Sue, Barbara Ann, Sandra Kay and William David. Family was extremely important to her. She enjoyed family gatherings, cooking, bird watching and listening to music. When her health permitted in her younger years she liked to go bowling and being outside working in her flowers and vegetable gardens. Above all she enjoyed her grandchildren, having them visit and spend time at her home. She was preceded in death by her parents; sister Doris Jean Smith; her husband Bob, and oldest daughter Sue Spooner. Survivors include her children Barbara Austin and Billy Kennish of Montrose, Sandi Tribble and husband Randy of Clinton; grandchildren Angela Austin, Overland Park, Kansas, Amanda Austin, Montrose, Abby and Zachary Tribble of Clinton, Suzanne and Megan Hillerman of Columbia, Jennifer Hillerman of Tampa, Florida, and her sister Shirley Coon and husband Carl, Odessa, and nephews, Chris Coon and Gary L. Smith, Odessa. She enjoyed her daughter's dog Sable and her son's dog Jessie. They will miss her also. Funeral services will be Saturday, August 8, at Hill & Son Funeral Home, Appleton City. Burial will be in Montrose Cemetery.

KENNISH, Robert Francis
1929-1997
Montrose Cemetery, Montrose, Deepwater Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Robert Francis Kennish was born on August 10, 1929, to James V. and Violet C. (Lennartz) Kennish, at St. Luke's Hospital in Kansas City. He died June 12, 1997, in Clinton, after a short battle with cancer. He lived his entire life in Montrose. Bob was a 1947 graduate of Montrose High School. In his early years Bob worked driving a truck for Bauer Trucking, Calhoun Hatchery and later Peabody Coal Company where he worked for over 30 years. He retired in 1988. He was a veteran of the Korean War and a member of the Montrose United Presbyterian-Methodist Church. In 1951 he married Betty Jo Morgan. Together they had four children, Martha Sue, Barbara Ann, Sandra Kay and William David. Family and friends were an important part of Bob's life. He was always willing to lend a hand to anyone who needed help. Bob's family can tell you of another side of him, a caring, tender gentle man, a husband, Dad and a terrific Grandpa. He will be sadly missed by everyone. He was preceded in death by his parents and a daughter, Sue Spooner. Bob is survived by his wife, Betty, of the home; son, Billy Kennish of Montrose, daughter, Barbara Austin, granddaughters, Amanda Austin of Clinton and Angela Austin of Overland Park, Kansas, granddaughters, Jennifer Hillerman of Tampa, Florida, and Suzanne and Megan Hillerman of Columbia, and daughter, Sandi Tribble and husband Randy, grandchildren, Abby and Zachary Tribble of Clinton. Funeral services were at Hill & Son Funeral Home, Appleton City, Monday, June 16. Burial was in Montrose Cemetery.

KENNISH, William David "Bill"
1974-2008
Englewood Cemetery (K), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, May 23 2008 - William David Kennish was born at Bates County Memorial Hospital in Butler on July 29, 1974, to Robert F. and Betty J. (Morgan) Kennish. Bill was the youngest of four children. He died on Jan. 27, 2008, unexpectedly at his home in Montrose where he lived most of his life. Bill attended Montrose Public School and attended Clinton High School his junior and senior years, graduating from there in 1992. Bill held several jobs through the years, but he was so excited to be accepted to the National Police Institute at CMSU. He had always dreamed of becoming a police officer. He graduated first in his class in December 2001. Following graduation he went to work for the Henry County Sheriff's Department until December 2006, then went to work for the Bates County sheriff's department working full-time with them until April 2007. He remained a reserve officer at Bates County until his death. On April 20, 2001, he married Amy Shay in Eureka Springs, Arkansas. This was a very happy time for him. Bill and Amy then honeymooned at Walt Disney World. To this union one child was born, Hannah Sue Kennish, on Feb. 4, 2002. March 2002, Bill accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior. One of Bill's most cherished items was a Bible his sister Sue had given him before her death. If you said the word family to Bill, you would see his eyes light up and dance. He loved spending time with his family. Bill loved going on day or weekend trips with Amy and Hannah Sue. Just being with his girls was enough for him. Some of their favorite times were trips to Colorado, Texas, St. Louis, Florida and any trips to the zoo, Dena Rose or Crown Center. Bill had several hobbies. He enjoyed paying golf, storm chasing, reading with his daughter, swimming, get-togethers with close friends. He also enjoyed playing video games with his nephew and researching genealogy. He loved going to Pleasant Hill to see Amy's family, riding four-wheelers, visiting with Amy's grandparents, uncles and cousins. He also enjoyed spending time with his sisters, nieces and nephews. Bill was a member of the First Baptist Church of Clinton, the Promise Keepers and the Elks Lodge of Clinton, Montrose Volunteer Fire Department and Montrose Cemetery Board, reserve officer for Bates County Sheriff's Department, Fraternal Order of Police and the Deputy Sheriff's Association. Everyone who knew Bill will tell you what a big heart he had and tried to help those in need. Bill always had a smile on his face and a kind word to say to anyone who needed it. Bill will be sadly missed by everyone. Preceding him in death were his parents, Bob and Betty Kennish; his sister Sue Spooner; his paternal grandparents, James and Violet (Lennartz) Kennish; his maternal grandparents Jerd and Nellie (Cole) Morgan. Survivors include his wife Amy and daughter Hannah Sue of the home; sisters Barbara Austin of Appleton City and Sandi Tribble and husband Randy, Clinton; six nieces, one nephew, two great-nephews and one great-niece; maternal aunt and uncle Shirley (Morgan) and Carl Coon of Odessa. Funeral services were Jan. 30 at the First Baptist Church. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery.

KENSINGER, Edwin Johnson
1858-1939
Englewood Cemetery (K), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Edwin Johnson Kensinger was born on a big farm near Covington, Ohio, March 22, 1858, the son of Lewis H. and Alice Hitchins Kensinger, who purchased land in Shawnee township, Henry County, in 1877, where they came in 1881 to make their home. Educated in Covington, as a young man of 20 Mr. Kensinger came to Henry County to fence his father's land and make their first home. For six years he lived in Henry County, then went to Kansas where in Coffey, Lyons and Greenwood Counties he engaged in farming and stock raising. He was a year thereafter in the Indian Territory, then a year in Oklahoma and Wyoming, returning in 1890 to Kansas City where he was employed for eight years before returning to Shawnee Township again to take up extensive farming and stock raising. March 2, 1892, Miss Clara Wade became his wife and five children were born to them, all of whom lived and learned to call their father blessed. They are, Mrs. C. E. Warner of Covington, Ohio, who is a writer; Mrs. Sam Schoffner of South Gate, Cal.; Oliver, of Indianapolis, Ind., a young attorney and politician; Mrs. Marshall LaHue of Clinton, who with her family has made her home with her parents, and Lewis H. of Columbia, a young writer. There are also 12 granddaughters in the family and one grandson, John Warner of Covington, Ohio. One brother Clifton Kensinger, and a sister Mrs. P. A. Folckemer, of Kansas City, Kans., also survive. Mr. Folckemer in years past owned the old pottery in Clinton with a dispensing center in Kansas City. Mr. Kensinger was as fine a Christian character as ever lived in Clinton, rearing his children in the Presbyterian church. He was a gentleman in taste and feeling, possessed a rare mind, was progressive in thought, and this summer said to his oldest daughter, "the older you grow the more liberal you become," which was indeed characteristic of him. Quiet, mild, honest, he took his stand on a high hill and thought things out for himself, independent and fair in every decision. Thus he has left to his beloved wife and devoted children a memory any husband or parent would be pleased to have stretched out behind him - a life beautifully lived and a death that inspired those living to nobler actions. Funeral services will be at the home, 401 North Third Street, Friday afternoon.

KENSINGER, Lewis H.
abt 1834-1893
Clinton MO, Jul 8 1893 - Lewis H. Kensinger, well-known farmer living near Shawnee Mound, died on Friday the 7th at his home from a stroke of paralysis. The stroke occurred at a picnic on July 4, when he was expected to relate his experiences and the sights he had seen when taking in the world's Fair. Everyone at the picnic was expecting quite a treat but as the president turned to call Mr. Kensinger to the stand, he saw that he appeared to be sinking from some cause, and rushing up to him, was horrified to find the deceased speechless and powerless to move. From that time until his death he never recovered the power of speech. Mr. Kensinger came to this county soon after the war closed and became well-fixed in worldly goods. He was noted for his kindness of manner and pleasant word and his acquaintanceship was quite large. He leaves a wife and several children, several being married. Mr. Kensinger was 59, born in Miami County, Ohio and served in Co. D, 147th Ohio volunteer infantry; was a member of Gordon Granger Post No. 329, G.A.R., who escorted his remains to the train to be taken back to Ohio for burial.

KENT, Edmond Curran
1861-1925
Englewood Cemetery (K), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, June 1925 - E. C. Kent died at his home in Kansas City at 11:30 p.m. Sunday, after ten days illness with uramic poisoning. He had been in failing health all spring. His three sons, Calvin and Frank of Clinton, and Phil of Detroit, Mich., and his sister, Mrs. Mary Whitaker of San Antonio, Texas, were at his bedside. Deceased was born in Dublin, Ireland and was about 65 years old. His father was attending the Dublin University, when he met Catherine Curran and they were married. When their son E. C. was 13 years old he came with an uncle to America., first living at Indianapolis, Ind., and learned the tailors trade. His first marriage was to Miss Ellen Diffenbacher, in Kansas. They lived in Texas for awhile after their marriage, moving to Clinton in 1892. She departed this life in May 1914. Four children blessed this union. The little daughter died in infancy. The sons are all living. He was married in 1918 to Mrs. Van Derpst of Louisville, Ky., who survives him. They lived here until about a year later, when they moved to Kansas City, which had been their home ever since. Mr. Kent was a 32nd degree Mason, a member of the Methodist Church, and Elks Club. He ran a tailor shop in Clinton for a number of years, later establishing the store on the south side of the square, where his sons are now in business. Mr. Kent was one of Clinton's dependable citizens for years - a good business man and ever ready for community progress. A short funeral service was held in Kansas City Tuesday and his body brought to Clinton Wednesday at noon and taken to the M. E. church, South, where the pastor and the Masons conducted the services. Interment in Englewood.

KENT, Jack Curran
1923-1995
Englewood Cemetery (K), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Jack C. Kent, president of the Temple Hoyne Buell Foundation, died Sunday, August 13, 1995, at University Hospital in Denver, Colorado. He was 72. A memorial service was held Thursday, August 24, at Christ Episcopal Church, 2950 South University Boulevard. Graveside services were held Thursday, August 17, in the Englewood Cemetery, Clinton. Mr. Kent had served as the president of the Temple Hoyne Buell Foundation since 1980. Under his leadership, the Foundation, created by the late Denver architect, Temple Buell, has made millions of dollars of grants to numerous causes in the Denver area. In 1991, the Foundation led off the campaign to convert the Denver Arena into a major Broadway-size theater with a five million dollar gift. That theater is now known as the Temple Hoyne Buell Theater and is the site of the major Broadway touring shows in Denver. The University of Colorado was the recipient of a gift that created the Temple Hoyne Buell Heart Center. Mr. Kent was born in Clinton on May 18, 1923. After attending Texas A&M University, he transferred to the University of Chicago where he graduated with an emphasis in Oriental languages. He completed a master's degree at the University of Michigan, also in Oriental languages. Following college, Mr. Kent served in World War II in United States Army Intelligence and as a member of the United States Occupation Forces in Japan from 1947 to 1948. He was discharged as a captain. Prior to arriving in Denver, Mr. Kent worked in various capacities in the automobile industry. From 1947 to 1957 he worked for Chrysler International, traveling to 59 countries on business. He was the National Sales Manager for Renault/Peugeot from 1957 to 1960. From 1960 through 1966, he owned or operated automobile dealerships in Hawaii and California. Upon arriving in Denver in 1967, Mr. Kent opened Jack Kent Cadillac, which was a long term fixture on South Colorado Boulevard. He owned that dealership until his retirement in 1986. During that period, he garnered many awards from Cadillac and General Motors. Mr. Kent also was a prominent contributor to the charitable community in Denver. He began as one of the founders of the Rocky Mountain affiliate of the National Kidney Foundation in 1968. He was drawn to that work as a result of his father's death due to kidney disease. Mr. Kent committed substantial time and energy to the National Kidney Foundation, both at the Denver and national levels. Locally he served as the Rocky Mountain Regional President from 1972 to 1974. In 1974 he was elected national vice president and, from 1975 to 1977, he served as the chairman of the National Kidney Foundation. As chairman, Mr. Kent focused his energies on building closer relationships between the local affiliates and the national organization, increased financial stability and improved financial disclosure. After his service as chairman, he served on numerous committees of the Foundation. Mr. Kent's dedication and achievement on behalf of the National Kidney Foundation was recognized in 1980 with the receipt of the Martin Wagner Memorial Award, the highest award the National Kidney Foundation awards to a volunteer In May of 1992, the University of Colorado awarded Mr. Kent its Distinguished Service Award recognizing his national achievement in the medical field. Mr. Kent was active in a variety of other causes was well. He served for five years as a committee board member of the National Institutes of Health. From 1974 to 1977, he was a member of the Board of Trustees of Kent Denver School. He was chairman of the alliance Francaise in Denver and a member of the Board of the Institute of International Education. In 1994, he chaired the first annual Benjamin F. Stapleton Tribute Dinner for the American Diabetes Association. He is survived by his wife, Mimi (nee Garoutte), whom he married on June 6, 1955; five children, Janet Kent Burgess, Martha G. Kent, Molly Kent, Jeffrey C. Kent and Richard F. Kent, and one grandson, Carter.

KENTCH, Rosetta ENGLAND
1933-2004
Green Ridge Cemetery, Green Ridge, Pettis Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, May 17 2004 - Rosetta Kentch, 71, Green Ridge, died Wednesday evening, May 12, 2004, at her home. She was born January 3, 1933, in Callio, the daughter of Earl London England and Ellen Anges (Cavanaugh) England. On November 16, 1951, in Raton, New Mexico, she married Donald Lynn Kentch, who survives of the home. She was a homemaker. Several years ago she worked as a checker at the Humpty Dumpty Grocery Store in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and had also worked at a bank in Denver, Colorado. She was a member of the First Baptist Church, St. Charles, and since moving to Green Ridge she attended the Green Ridge Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband, Lynn, of the home; two sons, Donald Floyd Kentch, Chandler, Arizona, Leslie Dean Kentch, Reno, Nevada; a daughter Vicki Lynn Hasenheyer, Tucson, Arizona; six grandchildren, six great-grandchildren; two brothers,m Delbert Earl England, Orchard, Colorado, J. d. England, Greeley, Colorado; a sister, Lois Sturtevant, Greeley, Colorado, and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were Monday May 17, at Green Ridge Baptist Church. Burial was in Green Ridge Cemetery.

KEPFERLE, Irma Virginia GILLILAN
1919-2004
Kansas City Star, Kansas City MO, Feb 19 2004 - Irma Virginia (Gillilan) Kepferle, 84, Independence, MO, passed away February 17, 2004, at St. Mary's Hospital, Blue Springs. Funeral services will be Friday, Feb. 20, at the Amos Family Chapel of Shawnee. Cremation will follow services. Irma was born in Henry County, MO, the only child of Virgil P. and Mary "Orpha" (Hunt) Gillilan. Irma lived in the San Luis Valley, CO, for three years as a child returning to Henry County at age six. She was a 1938 graduate of Clinton High School and lived in the Henry County area until moving to Merriam, KS, in 1939 to join her husband, Kenneth R. Kepferle, in his business, The Mission Press. She lived in Merriam and Shawnee until 1987 when she moved to Independence. Irma was a concert quality pianist, active in church and school as a soloist and pianist and gave piano lessons after high school graduation. Following her husband's induction into the Army Air Corps in WWII, she traveled with him to Denver, CO, where she worked for the Denver Post Dispatch and then to Salt Lake City, where she worked for the Salt Lake City Tribune. After Kenneth was shipped to the South Pacific, she returned to Kansas City and worked for Sears, then Rival Manufacturing. Following the War, she returned to The Mission Press with her husband and worked there until opening The PlayHouse in Shawnee in the 1950s. In the early 1960s, she sold the dress shop to remain at home caring for her mother. Irma cared for dozens of children, including grandsons and greatgrandchildren, in her home daycare from that time until she retired at age 80. She is survived by her son, Kim "Dusty" Kepferle of the home; daughter, Sandra McCollum, Independence; three grandsons - Clint Kepferle, Independence, Shawn McCollum and wife, Barbara, of Independence, James McCollum and wife, Christy, of Blue Springs. She leaves six great-grandchildren: Lacey and Jacob McCollum of Independence, Lorin and Levin McCollum of Blue Springs, Vincent Kepferle of Kansas City, KS, and Kaiya Kepferle of Independence, MO. Irma was a kind and gentle Mother, Grandmother and friend who will be sorely missed.

KEPHART, Kenneth Russell
1909-1992
Elm Spring Baptist Church Cemetery, Elm, Johnson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Kenneth Russell Kephart, 83, Holden, passed away Friday, June 19, 1992 at Lee's Summit Community Hospital in Lee's Summit. He was born February 24, 1909 in Elm, Mo., the son of William Thomas and Cora Alice (Mitchell) Kephart. He married Lucy Benton Slack in Adrain on March 1, 1931. She preceded him in death on March 7, 1985. Mr. Kephart had lived in the Holden area all his life. He was a farmer. Surviving are two sons, Kerry Kephart, Holden, and Jerry Kephart, Liberty; five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday, June 21, 1992 at Ben Cast & Son-Wood Funeral Home, Holden. Burial was at Elm Cemetery, Kingsville.

KEPNER, Glenn Sterling
1908-1994
Urich Cemetery, Bogard Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Glenn Sterling Kepner, 837 NW 1201 Rd., Urich, died at his home Friday, August 12, 1994, at 10:20 a.m. following a long illness. He was born in Cass County, south of Creighton on April 13, 1908, the second child and oldest son of Jerome David and Daisy Isabelle (Gregg) Kepner. Glenn spent most of his life in the community where he was born, having moved with his family at age four to Anaconda, Montana, for about a year before returning to Henry county. He completed the eight years of formal education offered by Oak Grove School northwest of Urich. On December 15, 1931, he was married to Mary Lena Hall at Clinton. After a wedding trip to Oklahoma to visit relatives, the couple made their home two miles east of Urich where their four children were born. In 1936 the couple lived in Kansas City for a short time, then returned to their farm home. In 1948 they moved to the present home north of Urich. Glenn and Mary farmed and mined coal to support their family and he did mechanical repairs for friends and neighbors. He was never too busy to take time to help others. He as interested in electricity and electronics and built an operational crystal radio set when he was still a child. During the Depression years he worked for WPA, until he was hired by Gleaner Baldwin in Independence, serving as a machine operator. He then resumed farming, which he followed as long as his health permitted, renting the farm to his son when he was no longer able to operate equipment. He joined the Baptist Church at Hartwell a few years after his marriage, later moving his membership to Urich. He joined the Masonic Order in Clinton in 1957, attaining the 32nd degree in the Scottish Rite. He was a member of the Eastern Star at Urich, where he and his wife were both extremely active, filling many offices in the local chapter. The later moved both his Masonic and Eastern Star memberships to Garden City. He was also a member of the Messiah White Shrine Chapter at Harrisonville, faithfully serving in various offices. He was honored with the appointment of Supreme Watchman of Shepherds in that order for one year. His remarkable ability to memorize and quote lengthy passages made him an impressive member of these fraternal orders. Glenn was an avid reader, and although his formal education was limited, he continued to learn throughout his life. He loved all children and enjoyed teaching and entertaining them with stories, songs and poems he had learned as a youth. He was very patient to explain how things worked, and helped with many scientific experiments and demonstrations. He was never happier than when he as helping a youngster learn, and offered encouragement as well as advice in their endeavors. In 1992 he had to have his artificial hip replaced, but was never able to walk alone after the surgery. He gradually became bedfast, and was lovingly, patiently and tenderly attended by his grandson, Dennis Overbey and his family, who moved to a trailer across the road from Glenn. His daughter, Jean Overbey, stayed with him each weekend. His daughter, Margaret Kerns, also assisted in his care and handled business matters for him. Glenn was preceded in death by his wife, his parents, his sister, Maude Dayton in January 1991, and a grandson, David Lynn Fountain, at age 28 in 1988. He is survived by his four children, Mary Sue Fountain and her husband Fred of Centerville, Ks., Glenna Jean Overbey and her husband Max of Harrisonville, Margaret Ann Kerns and her husband George of Urich, and Sterling Glenn Kepner and his wife Peggy of Urich; a brother, Lee Jerome Kepner and his wife Hazel of Urich; 10 grandchildren, Susan Kay Ross of Kansas City, Michael Eugene Overbey of Adrain, Dennis Ray Overbey of the home, and Max Douglas Overbey of Harrisonville, Robert Glenn Overbey of Wichita, Ks., Bradfield Wayne Fountain of Mound City, Ks., Paul Sterling Fountain of Centerville, Ks., Leanne Marie Fountain of Shawnee, Ks., Glenn Sterling Kepner and Mary Ruth Schmoll of Urich; 10 great-grandchildren, Amanda Jean and Michael Kristopher Overbey of Harrisonville, Sean Eugene, Rachel Lynn and Daniel Eugene Overbey of Adrian, Eugene Overbey of Adrain, Phillip Andrew Ross of Kansas City, Megan Lynee and Morgan Lace Fountain of Nixa, Perry Andrew and Jeffrey Maylen Schmoll of Urich, also Doreen Cooper and her children, Brandy and Justin who helped care for Glenn during his extended illness and numerous relatives and friends. The funeral was at the Consalus Funeral Home in Urich with a service by the Masonic Order Monday, August 15. Grandsons, Michael E. Overbey, Max D. Overbey, Dennis R. Overbey, Glenn S. Kepner, Robert G. Overbey, Paul S. Fountain and Bradfield W. Fountain, were pall bearers. He was buried in Urich Cemetery beside his wife.

KEPNER, Hazel Elizabeth SHEPARD
1920-2009
Urich Cemetery, Bogard Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, May 4 2009 - Hazel Elizabeth Kepner, 89, Urich, died Sunday, May 2, 2009, at Golden Valley Memorial Hospital, Clinton. She is survived by cousins, Opal Shepard and Joyce Harwood, both of Slater; stepdaughter, Dorothy Lufholm and her husband Larry, Blue Springs; niece, Margaret Kerns and her husband George, Urich, and several other nieces and nephews. Also surviving is her longtime caregiver, Anna Mackey. Preceding her in death were her parents, Irvin and Viola (Auer) Shepard; her husband, Lee Kepner; two sisters, Doris Painter and Dorothy Springer. Funeral services will be Wednesday, May 6, at the Creighton Christian Church, Creighton. Burial will be in the Urich Cemetery.

KEPNER, Lee Jerome
1919-2003
Urich Cemetery, Bogard Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Oct 13 2003 - Lee Jerome Kepner, 84, Urich, died Friday, October 10, 2003, at Golden Valley Hospital. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, October 14, at the Consalus-Bradley Chapel, Urich, with burial in the Urich Cemetery. Preceding him in death were his parents; one brother, Glenn Kepner, and one sister, Maude Dayton. Survivors include his wife, Hazel of the home; one daughter, Dorothy Lufholm and husband Larry, Blue Springs; plus numerous nieces and nephews.

KERBY, Roy Benton
1904-1992
Johnson County Memorial Cemetery, Overland Park, Johnson Co, KS
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Roy Benton Kerby, 88, died Sept. 26, 1992, in Overland Park Manor, where he lived. Graveside services were Monday at Johnson County Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Mr. Kerby was born in Coal and lived in Wichita most of his life. He moved to this area in 1990. He was a chemist for the Mobil Oil Corp. in Augusta, Kansas, for 35 years before he retired. He earlier was a teacher in Mindenmines, Mo., and Maize, Kansas, for a total of 10 years. He was a member of Central Christian Church, Wichita. He was a member of the Mystic Tie Masonic Lodge, Augusta, and the Midlan Shrine and the Scottish Rite bodies in Wichita. He was a member of Crestview Country Club, Wichita. He received a bachelor's degree in chemistry from the Pittsburg (Kan.) State College in 1931. His wife Velma Kerby died in 1990. Survivors include brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews and nieces.

KERCHER, Francis Lawrence
abt 1932-1992
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Francis Lawrence Kercher, 60, route one, Blairstown, died Thursday, June 4, 1992, at Research Hospital in Kansas City. He was born in Keyapaha, S.D. He had lived in Blairstown for the past four years. He was a veteran of the Korean Conflict. He was an electrician. He is survived by his mother, Mildred Wantz of Clinton; three brothers, Don Kercher of Malta Bend, Ernest Kercher of Chilhowee and Ronnie Wantz of Valentine, Nebraska; two sisters, Eula Kercher of San Diego and Wanda Hartgrave of Clinton.

KERN, Margaret MAYER
1912-2002
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Nov 7 2002 - Margaret Mayer Kern, 90, Stanley, Wisconsin, died Wednesday, October 30, 2002. She was born in Montrose February 2, 1912. She is survived by one daughter, Cheryl Kern Simirenko, West Lafayette, Indiana; one sister, Rose Swaters, Montrose, and two sisters-in-law, Eileen Mayer of Montrose and Marilyn Mayer of Frankfurt, South Dakota. She was preceded in death by her husband, four sisters and three brothers. Funeral services were held November 1 in Stanley, Wisconsin.

KERN, William M. "Bill"
1909-1993
Rockville Cemetery, Rockville, Bates Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - William Martin Kern, the son of Michael and Minnie (Shea) Kern, was born on May 23, 1909 in Prairie City, Mo. and departed this life on June 15, 1993 at Research Medical Center in Kansas City at the age of 84. Bill lived in the Rockville area all of his life. He worked as a farmer, was a custodian for the Rockville school, drove a school bus, and was a self-employed truck driver. Bill was united in marriage to Fern Elise Steiner on Jan. 16, 1935, in Lowry City. They enjoyed 57 years of marriage before Fern's death on May 7, 1992. He was a devoted and faithful member of the Faith United Church of Christ in Prairie City. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, his sister, Esther Griggs and his brother Victor kern. He is survived by four nephews, Hillard Griggs of Nevada, Howard Griggs of Stockton, William Kern of butler, and Gary Steiner of Denver, Co.; two nieces, Margie Siegismund of Rockville, and Sharon Woods of Lee's Summit. Bill was always very proud of his family and shared much love and enjoyment with his nieces and nephews. He enjoyed fishing and was a person who truly enjoyed life. His smile and sense of humor will be greatly missed by all who had the privilege of knowing him. Funeral services were Friday, June 18, 1993 at Eckhoff-Hill Funeral Home, Appleton City. Burial was in Rockville Cemetery.

KERNOHAN, Theron Bruce "Bud"
1909-1992
Englewood Cemetery (K), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Theorn Bruce "Bud" Kernohan, age 83 of Clinton, Missouri, passed away Saturday, July 4, 1992 at his home. Mr. Kernohan was born in Wichita, Kansas and had lived in Joplin, Missouri for 30 years before moving to Schell Knob, Missouri where he lived for 18 years and moved to Clinton two months ago. He was a technician for Eagle-Pitcher Company in Joplin, Missouri before he retired in 1974. He was a member of the First Christian Church, Shell Knob, Shell Knob Volunteer Fire Department and the Shell Knob Lions Club. He is survived by his wife WInifred M. Kernohan of the home; one son Bill Kernohan, Clinton; two daughters, Carolyn Miller, Topeka, Kansas and Connie Livgren, Carbondale, Kansas; one brother Howard Kernohan, Shell Knob and one sister Marjorie Miller, Tampa Florida as well as six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the Vansant-Mills Chapel Tuesday, July 7, 1992. Burial was at Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

KERNOHAN, Winifred M. MANGAN
1911-1995
Englewood Cemetery (K), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Winifred M. Kernohan, daughter of Michael and Alice (Gerard) Mangan, was born January 21, 1991, in Cherryvale, Kansas, and died at the Golden Age Nursing Home in Stover June 8, 1995, at the age of 84. Mrs. Kernohan lived in Shell Knob for 20 years before she moved to Stover three years ago. She was the manager of the Crown Drug Store in Joplin for 20 years before she retired in 1972. She was a member of the Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Stover, and the Lioness Club of Shell Knob. She is survived by one son Bill Kernohan and wife Marilyn of Clinton; one sister Thelma Catron of Cherryvale, Kansas, and three grandchildren, Todd, Molly and Darby Kernohan of Clinton. Her husband Bud Kernohan preceded her in death on July 4, 1992. Funeral services were held at the Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Clinton, Friday, June 9. Burial was in the Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

KERNS, Carol Ann
1961-1999
Maplewood & Brownington Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Funeral services for Carol Kerns, 37, will be held Saturday, January 23, in Kansas City. Graveside services will be at Maplewood Cemetery at Brownington. Ms. Kerns was the sister-in-law of Cindy Bock, whose father Bill Bailey, is a longtime Deepwater resident. She has many friends in this area.

KERNS, Charley F.
1899-1980
Maplewood & Brownington Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Charley Kerns was born July 30, 1899 and died July 15, 1980. Funeral services were held at the Brownington Baptist Church, Tuesday, July 19, 1980. Interment was in Maplewood Cemetery, Brownington.

KERNS, Ethel F. McCALL
1926-2002
Longview Memorial Gardens, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Oct 2 2002 - Ethel F. Kerns, 76, Clinton and formerly of Kansas City, died Tuesday, October 1, 2002, at her home. Graveside services will be Friday, October 4, at Longview Memorial Gardens. She was born May 27, 1926, in Buckner. She was a homemaker and was a member of the VFW Women's Auxiliary in Belton. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dennis Kerns, and a great-granddaughter, Brittnee Joplin. She is survived by her daughters and their husband, Linda and Dallas Rogers, Clinton, Cheryl and Tim McCormick, Peculiar, Gail Garrison and Stan Baptist, ElDorado Springs, Pam and Kenneth Egnor, Nevada; sisters, Lula Bush and Wilma Richter, both of Warsaw; brothers, Ralph McCall, Meta, and Johnny McCall, St. Joseph; eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

KERNS, Ethel Mable
1905-1925
Englewood Cemetery (K), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Ethel Mable Kerns is with Jesus. Earthly troubles are hers no more. She has entered her reward. Not yet twenty and yet her life work is ended. We can see hers as a face illumined and "entered into the joys of her Lord," for she always did what she could. Mere words cannot express our appreciation of her life, that was so busily full of doing her best. Never has Clinton high school had a pupil of higher ideals, aims and striving to do her best. If we had not told her nearly the same as this a few months ago, we would not want to write it, as too often have we all postponed our appreciation of those who live and try until too late. We watched Ethel work through her high school course. Never were we met with anything but a smile. Hers was unselfish ambition. For she took into her home her knowledge and appreciation of the new things she studied and learned. Hers was happiness supreme, when she signed her contract to teach her first school, Farmers Institute. She gave to them her best. She was public spirited and was willing to plan and coach plays, anything for community benefit. Monday afternoon of last week she took sick and went to her boarding place about 3 p.m. The next day her father, G. A. Kerns was summoned and took her home. She was critically ill from the first with a high fever - it being influenza in a acute form with a typhoid complication. all that physicians and loving hands could do could not keep her with us, and as the Sabbath morning dawned at 8 a.m., she took her last journey. Ethel was born in Clinton county, Mo., near Gower, May 13, 1905. About 15 years ago she moved to this county with her parents. Part of the time had been spent here, with exception of the few years they lived away. She is survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. G. A. Kerns, who live eight miles west of Clinton, near Mt. Carmel; two sisters, Hattie and Martha; four brothers, Henry, George, Robert and Ralph, all at home. Her grandmother, Mrs. Hattie Herring, of St. Joseph, was at her bedside. Ethel graduated from the Teacher's Training Department of the Clinton high school, May 1924. June 1924, she was converted in the Walker revival, giving her church preference as Baptist, but had never united with any church. Funeral service at the home of her parents, Wednesday afternoon, after which her body was taken to Englewood for burial. Her casket was opened there for her friends and classmates to take a last look at her remains.

KERNS, Hadley Virgil
1908-1995
Maplewood & Brownington Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Hadley had been a member of the First Baptist Church of Brownington since he was 16 years old. Hadley Virgil Kerns, 86 years of age, went to meet the Lord on March 22, 1995, at the Golden Valley Memorial Hospital. Hadley was born near Brownington on October 26, 1908. He was the youngest son of Fred and Molly Kerns. Hadley and Nora Walters were united in marriage on July 22, 1933. From this union four daughters were born - Berniece, Margaret, Roberta and Judy. Their daughter Judy, and a grandson, Carl Lee, preceded him in death. Survivors are his wife, Nora; daughters, Berniece, Margaret, Roberta and son-in-law, David; 12 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren, also a host of nieces and nephews. Hadley enjoyed his children and grandchildren very much. He enjoyed sports. Most of all he enjoyed hunting. He enjoyed a good race with his running hounds and talking to his hunting buddies about the races they had and the good dogs they had. Funeral services were Saturday, March 25, at the Brownington Baptist Church. Burial was in Maplewood Cemetery, Brownington. Consalus Funeral Home, Clinton, was in charge of arrangements.

KERNS, Judy D.
1939-1991
Maplewood & Brownington Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Mrs. Judy Kerns, 52, Kansas City, died Wednesday, September 4, 1991, at Truman Medical Center. Funeral services will be held Saturday at the Brownington Baptist Church. Burial will be in Maplewood Cemetery at Brownington. She is survived by two sons, Frank Schrami and Steve Schrami, both of Kansas City, one brother, Lora Burton, Kansas City, Kansas; her mother and father, Hadley and Nora Kerns of Brownington; three sisters, Bernice Brown, Kansas City, Margaret Pasley of Clinton and Roberta King of Raytown; three grandchildren.

KERNS, Mary Ann "Mollie" REECE
1868-1945
Maplewood & Brownington Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Eye, Clinton MO, Mar 15 1945 - Mrs. Mary Ann (Mollie) Kerns, eldest daughter of John and Rachel Reece was born in Carrolton, Illinois, Aug. 20, 1868, and passed away at her home March 3, 1945 at Brownington, Mo. She came with her parents to Brownington when a small girl and since made this her home. In the year of 1885, she was married to Fred Kerns and to this union 10 children were born, of which 7 survive - four daughters and three sons: Mesdames Ben and Dan Crowder and Charley Kerns of Brownington; Hadley Kerns of Deepwater, John Kerns, Jerseyville, Illinois; Mrs. Ota Obert of Kansas City and Mrs. Ray Stevens of Bakersfield California. Also one brother, Charley Reece, Brownington; two sisters, Mesdames F. E. Church, Coffeyville, Kansas; and John Plecker, Arkansas City, Kansas; her husband preceded her in death in 1922. Two grandsons are in the armed services overseas, and three grandsons are in training here. Early in her married life she professed her faith in God and joined the Pleasant Valley Baptist Church, later moving her membership to the Brownington Church where it still remained and was a constant church attendant when health permitted. Funeral services were held at the Brownington church March 5. Burial was in Maplewood Cemetery at Brownington with Tom Hurst and Chas. Rickett, undertakers in charge.

KERNS, Mildred Violet GRASHER
1916-2007
Norris Cemetery, Big Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 31 2007 - Mildred Kerns, 90, died at 3:15 a.m. Thursday, January 11, 2007, at the home of her daughter Gina in Lee's Summit, following a lengthy illness. Mildred Violet Grasher was born November 23, 1916, near Garland, Henry County, the second child of Annie Margaret (Butz) and Albert Oscar Grasher. When she was young, the family moved to a farm south of Hartwell, where she grew to maturity. She attended her first year of school at Garland, completing her eight grades of education at Marvin School. She spent most of her life in the vicinity of Hartwell and Delmar, moving to Clinton in 1969. She continued to live in the home on North Second Street after the death of her husband in 1982. In 2005 she suffered a stroke and heart attack and lived at Regency Care center until March 2006 when she made her home with her daughter and son-in-law Gina and Reno Moreno, in Lee's Summit. She helped her father with work about the farm, accompanying him on trips to the stockyards in Kansas City frequently. She continued to assist her parents over the years and during their final illnesses she was always on hand to do whatever was needed to make them comfortable. She was married January 4, 1936, to George Emmanuel Kerns in Henry County. The first year of their marriage they lived in a house on her parents' farm. They later lived on the Gaines ranch, where her husband was employed. After a few years they moved to the Williams place, later returning to the Gaines ranch. about 1946 they purchased the Grant Stevens place, where they raised their children. She belonged to Hartwell Baptist Church, later moving her membership to Hickory Grove Church. After that church closed, she attended Hopewell Cumberland Presbyterian Church near Delmar. As her health began to limit her activities she attended various churches in Clinton. She enjoyed making lap robes, rolling bandages and picking out pecans at the Methodist Church. Mildred belonged to an Extension Club for many years and was active with her children in 4-H. She earned extra money for the family by cleaning houses while her children were growing up and later worked at Williams' Dairy Dip, Wiley's Cafe, other restaurants and the Golden valley Hospital, from which she retired, remaining active with the Auxiliary there. For a number of years she wrote local news items for the Clinton Eye. She cleaned the Demming Duck Lodge as long as she was able, picking numerous waterfowl for local hunters. She was a typical farm wife, canning, sewing, gardening and cooking for her family. Cooking remained a very important part of her life to the end. Her delight was to help her son-in-law Reno, Cook each weekend. Every day during her last months she asked, "Is there anything you need me to do?" She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, Louis Anton and Lyle Benton, and a sister Carol Albertine Grasher. She is survived by her children, George Albert and wife Margaret, Bobbie Lee and Beverly kerns, all of Urich, Betty Ann Kerns and husband Duane McKee of Independence, Nina Lynn and husband Charles Newbill of Overland Park and Clinton, Gina Kay and husband Reno Moreno, Lee's Summit; six grandchildren, SSgt. Deborah and David Kerns, Lee's Summit, Dr. Sandra Kerns of Anchorage, Alaska, Charles Newbill III and Chandra of Overland Park, Kanas, and Chalanna and husband Reynaldo Herrera Mortera of Grandview; five great-grandchildren; a sister-in-law Louise Grasher of Urich; numerous relatives and friends. Funeral services were held at Vansant-Mills Chapel on Sunday, January 14. Due to inclement weather, interment was on Saturday, January 20, in Norris Cemetery, Urich.

KERNS, Nora Leona WALTERS
1914-2003
Maplewood & Brownington Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 10 2003 - Nora L. Kerns, 88, Clinton, was born October 10, 1914, in Brownington, and went to be with the Lord March 19, 2003, at Golden Valley Hospital. She was the daughter of Samuel and Margaret Kelly Walters. On July 22, 1933, she married Hadley Kerns, who died March 22, 1995. They were the parents of four daughters, Bernice (Bea), Margaret (Maggie), Roberta and Judy. She had lived in the Brownington, Deepwater and Clinton area most of her life. Her husband, Hadley; two daughters, Maggie Pasley and Judy Schraml; one grandson, Carl Madole, and two sisters, Leta Eversole and Lucille Schmidt, preceded Nora in death. Daughters Bea Brown and Roberta King and husband, David, 12 grandchildren, many great-grandchildren and great-grandchildren survive her. Nora's love for God was strong; she relied on and trusted His word. She believed that all are only passing through on their way to their eternal home. She will be remembered for her faith in God, her love and kindness for family and friends and will never be forgotten. Nora has gone home. Funeral services were held March 22, at the Consalus-Bradley Chapel. Burial was in Brownington Cemetery.

KERNS, Ralph Herring
1918-2000
Spanish Fork City Cemetery, Spanish Fork, Utah Co, UT
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Nov 24 2000 - Ralph Herring Kerns, 83, died Saturday, November 11, 2000, at his daughter's home near Spanish Fork, Utah. He was born February 18, 1918, at Stewartsville, in DeKalb County to George Adam Kerns and Mary Elizabeth Herring. Me married Fannie Belle Dameron on July 22, 1939. She died in October 1993. Ralph grew up near Clinton and attended a one-room school for eight years. Because of the financial difficulties of those years, he was not able to obtain further education. He served in the civilian Conservation Corps in 1937. He and Fannie were baptized into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1943, and he became a High Priest in that church and remained active throughout his life. In 1947 he and his family moved to St. Joseph where he worked for Armour and Company as a butcher until 1973. He also worked as a farmer for many years of his life, in addition to becoming a licensed auctioneer in Missouri, and operating his own used car business. Besides always enjoying visits from his grandchildren, his main spare time hobby was playing poker, which happened to also be a favorite of one of his 20th Century heroes - President Harry S. Truman. Survivors include his only child, Susie B. Seggar of Spanish Fork, Utah, and six grandchildren. Funeral services under the direction of Walker Mortuary of Spanish Fork were Thursday, November 16, in the Salem 6th Ward Chapel, 470 East Salem Canal Road, Salem, Utah. Burial was in the Spanish Fork City Cemetery.

KERR, Edna Fern NULL
1914-2009
Laurel Oak Cemetery (K), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Edna Fern Kerr, 94, of Sedalia, Mo., died early Thursday morning, May 14, 2009, at the University Hospitals and Clinics, Columbia, Mo. Mrs. Kerr was born July 14, 1914, near Windsor, Mo., in Pettis County, the daughter of Edward Elwood Null and Edna Earl (Smith) Null. On July 11, 1934, in Sedalia, Mo., she married John Oliver Kerr, who preceded her in death on January 11, 1989. Edna Fern worked as a seamstress at the Betty Rose Coat Factory in Kansas City for 25 years, retiring in the mid 1970's. Over the years, she was active in many organizations and charities and had attended the First Christian Church, Windsor. Survivors include 2 sons, Larry E. Kerr, Overland Park, Kansas, and John David Kerr, Upland, California; 2 grandsons; 12 great-grandchildren; 2 sisters, Vivian Carola Null, Farmington, Mo., and Charmian Gaunt, Whittier, Ca.; and numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews. In addition to her husband, John, she was preceded in death by a brother, Ralph Null and 4 sisters, Dorothy Gordon, Amy Feaster, Marjorie Null, and Marvel Null in infancy. Funeral services will be Saturday, May 16, at the Hadley Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Laurel Oak Cemetery.

KERR, Eula Hannah MOORE
1905-1996
Englewood Cemetery (K), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Eula Hannah (Moore) Kerr was born January 1, 1905, and in the early afternoon of February 7, 1996, she entered her eternal home. She was the youngest child of Chester M. and Nellie (Nivens) Moore and grew up on what was known as the Chettie Moore Fairview Farms, a dairy farm. She met Marcus M. Kerr from Osceola and after a two-week courtship, they were married August 15, 1928, in Warrensburg, and moved to the Indianapolis, Indiana, where they made their home for 61 years. Their love and devotion to each other were always an inspiration to family and friends. She was a member of the Eastern Star and always available when asked to lend a helping hand. She enjoyed being a homemaker and had skills cooking special dishes for all occasions. In her spare time she loved canning, working in the garden, caring for roses, doing needlepoint, quilting and teaching their parakeet to talk. She was full of wit and love, and a fun person to be around. After her health began to decline she and Marc moved back to Clinton in 1989. She was preceded in death by her parents, brother Roy Nivens Moore, sister Adelaide Aletha (Moore) White Allen and a nephew, Chester Lee Moore. She is survived by her husband Marcus M. Kerr; two nieces, Aletha Anne (Moore) Marshall and Patsy Sue (Moore) Newell; Chester's widow, Mary Ann (Paul) Moore; four great-nieces, Susan Lane (Moore) Cornelius, Aletha Ann (Moore) McNally, Jill Anne (Marshall) Hecht and Paula Jane (Moore) Porter; two great-nephews, Mark Roy Newell and Richard Emery Newell II and five great-great-niece and nephews, Ryan Christopher Newell, Christopher Leighton McNally, Robert David Hecht, Madalyn Rena McNally and Austin Tyler Newell. Funeral services were held Friday, February 9, at Sickman-Dunning Funeral Home, with burial in Englewood.

KERR, Henry E.
1838-1902
Laurel Oak Cemetery (K), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
The Windsor Review, Windsor MO, Thursday, Jan 30 1902 - Henry Kerr, a respected negro, died here Friday, and was buried Sunday.

KERR, Marcus Melvin
1905-1996
Englewood Cemetery (K), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Marcus Melvin Kerr was born on July 5, 1905, in South Omaha, Nebraska, son of Thadeus C. Kerr and the former Myrtle MacDonough. After his mother died he moved with his father, sisters and stepmother to Osceola where he was in the eighth grade. In his youth he wanted an automobile and his father helped him find work on a farm, plowing one furrow at a time behind a team of mules for room, board and $1 a day. When he had saved enough he bought a new one, the first model with an electric starter, beginning a lifelong fascination with the new technology of the automobile. Marc enlisted in the Navy in 1923, serving afloat in the brand new cruiser USS Cincinnati as a "plank-owner" of the initial crew at her commissioning at Bremerton, Washington. He served as bow hook on the Captain's Gig at her homeport of San Diego. He also participated at exercises in Hawaiian waters where tactics were perfected that saved many lives later in World War II. He was proud of his designation as Master Gunner (anti-aircraft). He served ashore during the Nicaraguan Insurrection as machine gunner on the train bringing mail and payroll from the port of Corino through territory controlled by the rebels under Sandino to the embassy in the capital city of Managua. He later transferred to the cruiser USS Raleigh, sailing her to be decommissioned at the Brooklyn Navy Yard under the terms of the Washington Naval Treaty for Disarmament. He was honorably discharged in August 1927 as a Seaman, First Class. After his Navy service Marc worked on the survey crew building the old bridge at Osceola. A Clinton coworker on the crew brought him here for a weekend and he met and married Eula Hannah Moore after a whirlwind two-week courtship. They eloped to Warrensburg where they were married August 15, 1928, in the parlor of the Methodist Chapel with the pastor's wife and his best friend as witnesses. They were a devoted couple for 67 years until she died February 7, 1996. Through correspondence with a Navy shipmate he learned of work in Indianapolis so Marc and Eula moved there shortly after their marriage and remained proud Hoosiers for 61 years. He worked in the RCA Plant at a time when electronics were just becoming available for purchase for use in the home and office. He served for 30 years as a U.S. Post Office Department letter carrier in the State Office Building where he was on a friendly first name basis with legislators, judges and workers at every level. He was an active member of the Scottish Rite Masonic Lodge, a loyal Shriner and proud member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Their home was always a welcome place for their beloved nephew and nieces; Chester and Mary Ann Moore, Anne and Bruce Marshall and Patsy and Dick Newell, as well as all other members of their extended family. Marc was a friendly man whose sincere greeting of "Howdy, Bub!" brought joy to old friends and strangers alike. His love of gardening really showed as their home was a show place in the neighborhood. His shop produced marvels of carpentry including a purple martin house that hosted 30 birds and many elegant frames for Eula's needlepoint. They patiently taught their parakeets to talk and it was a delight to hear them perform Peter Piper Picked A Peck ... and Papa's Pretty Precious Baby. In Clinton, Marc especially enjoyed his Pomeranian "Buddy". Marc returned to Clinton with Eula in 1989 and rekindled old friendships and made new ones. He enjoyed being out around the city and warmly greeted friends at the 50th wedding anniversary celebration of Beulah and Glen Elrod on April 14, 1996, at Westwood Nursing Center. Marcus was also preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Zoe and Irene; stepmother, brothers- and sisters-in-law, Roy and Courtney Moore, Adelaide Moore White Allen, Given White and Ernest Allen, and a nephew Chester Moore. He is survived by three nieces, six grandnieces and nephews, Susan Cornelius, Aletha McNally, Mark Newell, Richard Newell, Jill Hecht and Paula Porter, and six great-grandnieces and nephews, Ryan Newell, Christopher McNally, Robert Hecht, Madalyn McNally, Austin Newell and Hannah Hecht. His memorial service was conducted May 17 at Sickman and Dunning Chapel. Burial was at Englewood Cemetery, where he was laid to rest beside his wife in the Moore family plot.

KERR, William Elmer
1882-1945
Laurel Oak Cemetery (K), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
The Windsor Review, Windsor MO, Thursday, Jan 25 1945 - William Elmer Kerr, oldest son of John and Arminta Kerr, was born July 29, 1882, at Centertown, Mo., and passed away after a short illness at St. Joseph Hospital in Kansas City, Mo., January 18, 1945, at the age of 62 years, 5 months and 20 days. He came with his parents to this community at the age of 13 and has lived at the present home for the past 26 years. On January 15, 1905, he was united in marriage to Dora Lee Jackson and to this union was born one daughter, Mrs. Leonard Phifer of Windsor, who with his wife, survives. He is also survived by a son-in-law, Pfc. Leonard Phifer, whom he loved as a son, and is now serving with the armed forces in the Pacific. Besides these he leaves two brothers and one sister, Add Kerr of Sedalia, Mo., Oscar Kerr of Windsor and Mrs. Mayme Hudson of Kansas City, Mo. A number of nieces and nephews mourn his passing, among whom are Raymond, Chester and George Kerr, serving with the armed forces in the Southwest Pacific. He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, Russell Kerr, and one sister, Mrs. Crota Garland. A host of other relatives and friends are left. He was converted and joined the Windsor Baptist Church early in life and attended its services whenever it was possible. He was a kind and loving husband and father, a true and faithful neighbor and friend, always ready to render assistance in time of trouble, and will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Funeral services were held at the Baptist church Sunday afternoon, and interment was made in Laurel Oak Cemetery.

KERRICK, Forrest Raymond
1894-1972
Englewood Cemetery (K), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Forrest R. Kerrick, 78, Clinton, MO, formerly of Kansas City, died Friday at the home of an apparent heart attack. He was born in St. Jo, TX, lived here about 30 years and moved to Clinton 27 years ago. He was a sawmill operator. He leaves a daughter, Mrs. Kaye McCoy, 814 Susquehanna Ridge, Independence, MO, three brothers, Thomas, 1805 Hayes, Blue Summit; Donald, Roach, MO., and Otho, Lake Lotawana; three sisters, Mrs. Fern Hahn, 1804 Tilden, Blue Summit; Mrs. Mary Spry, 1802 Hayes, Blue Summit; and Mrs. Reba Shirk, Lake Tahoe, CA, and a granddaughter. Services will be Tuesday at the Consalus Chapel, Clinton; Burial in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

KERRIGAN, Frances Rosanna "Fannie" SHORTHOSE
1876-1947
Englewood Cemetery (K), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Henry County Democrat, Thursday, Mar 27 1947 - Mrs. Fannie Kerrigan, widow of the late M. J. Kerrigan, passed away Monday, March 24, 1947, at her home in Brownington. Fannie Rosanna Shorthose was born Jan. 8, 1876 at Bloomington, Illinois, the daughter of Herbert and Harriet Shorthose. She moved to Brownington, Mo., with the family about 1880 where she had resided until her death March 24, 1947, except for two years when she lived in Clinton. On May 26, 1896 she was united in marriage to Michael J. Kerrigan in Kansas City, Mo., who preceded her in death March 16, 1933. She was a member of the Holy Rosary Catholic Church of Clinton. Mrs. Kerrigan had been invalided since Nov. 1933, the result of a paralytic stroke, but her devout Christian faith had given her the inspiration to seek out blessings despite trouble and hardship. She had improved gradually during the past few years, and had always expressed determination to over come her handicap that lingered until death. Her death was discovered when a neighbor went to visit her Monday morning. Mrs. Kerrigan's devotion to her family and loved ones was set forth in her gentle ways and kindness, for she always had a soft and sincere manner of comforting them in time of trouble. Her fondness of youngsters brought her endless joy in the companionship of children who often visited her after school hours. Survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Charles Robinson and two grandchildren, Edwin Earl and Martha Robinson, all of Lancaster, California; one sister, Mrs. E. J. Slattery, Clinton, and a brother, Charles Shorthose of Lincoln, California; also numerous nieces and nephews. Mrs. Robinson arrived in Kansas City, Tuesday morning by plane. Funeral services will be held Thursday morning March 27, at the Holy Rosary Church in Clinton. Interment will be in Englewood Cemetery.

KERRIGAN, Michael John
1866-1933
Englewood Cemetery (K), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Eye, Clinton MO, Mar 23 1933 - M. J. Kerrigan died at his home in Brownington Thursday of last week, after being bedfast since January. Michael John Kerrigan, son of John and Anne Kerrigan, was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, March 29, 1866. While still a small boy, he moved with his parents to Bloomington, Illinois, and later to St. Louis. On May 26, 1895, he was married at Kansas City to Fannie Shorthose, of Brownington, Mo. They made their home in Kansas City for several years and later settled in Brownington, where he spent the later days of his peaceful life. He was born and raised in the Catholic faith, to which he was true and faithful to the end, being eligible to all the rights of the church. He worked as a fireman on the old Frisco line for 36 years, retiring in 1902. After being critically ill for several months, he passed quietly from this life, surrounded by those whom he loved. Father Beelor, of Clinton, ministered unto him, as he was passing thru the valley, and peacefully stepped across the border. He leaves his faithful wife, Fannie Kerrigan and foster daughter, Maxine Robison of the home; three sisters, Jennie Mellick, Annie Carbery and Elizabeth Olliges, all of St. Louis, besides numerous other relatives and a host of friends. Mr. Kerrigan was a steadfast citizen of Brownington, a "hail fellow, well met," always jovial and serene and never complaining in his intense pain. His dealings with others were straight, he was well liked, and will be greatly missed. He was buried from the Holy Rosary church at Clinton March 18, and the body was laid away beneath the trees at Englewood. The funeral was under the competent care of the Wilkinson Funeral Service.

KESEMAN, August Ernest "Gus"
1928-2014
Laurel Oak Cemetery (K), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Gus E. Keseman, 85, of Windsor, Missouri, died Tuesday evening, July 8, 2014, en-route to Golden Valley Memorial Hospital in Clinton, Missouri. He was born October 27, 1928, in Lincoln, Mo., the son of Ernest August Keseman and Mary Eveline (Mantonya) Keseman. On September 11, 1949, at the Harmony Baptist Church, rural Windsor, he married Barbara Ellen Reid and she preceded him in death on May 31, 2014. Mr. Keseman was a farmer for many years in rural Benton County, Mo., before moving to Windsor some years ago. He served in the United State Marine Corps. Survivors include 2 nieces, Kathleen Crouch and her husband Sonny, Halfway, Mo.; Mary Ann Thompson, Lee's Summit, Mo.; several great-nieces and nephews; great-great-nieces and nephews and great-great-great-nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Mary (Keseman) Yearout. Graveside services will be Friday, July 11, 2014 at the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

KESEMAN, Barbara Ellen REID
1931-2014
Laurel Oak Cemetery (K), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Barbara R. Keseman, 82, of Windsor, Missouri, died Saturday, May 31, 2014, at the Golden Valley Memorial Hospital, Clinton, Mo. She was born September 1, 1931, in Benton County, Mo., near Santiago, the daughter of Claris Euell Reid and Dorothy Vivion (Dick) Reid. On September 11, 1949, at the Harmony Baptist Church in rural Benton County, Mo., she married August Ernest “Gus” Keseman who survives of the home. Barbara worked at the Windsor International Shoe Factory for over 30 years, until the factory closed. She then worked for Town & Country Shoes, in Sedalia, for a number of years. She also worked at The Windsor Review for several years, in the front office and she also worked at U.S. Safety/Parmelee for several years before her retirement. Barbara enjoyed gardening and canning. In addition to her husband, survivors include 2 nephews Jerry Varner, Lee’s Summit, Mo. and Larry Varner, Springfield, Mo.; a brother-in-law, Oren Varner, Warrensburg, Mo.; 2 nieces, Kathleen Crouch, Halfway, Mo., Mary Ann Thompson, Lee’s Summit, Mo.; and several great-nieces and nephews and great-great nieces and nephews and great-great-great nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a sister Mary Jean Varner and a brother, Robert Reid. Graveside funeral services will be Tuesday, June 3, 2014, at the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

KESSLER, Al J.
1866-1925
Laurel Oak Cemetery (K), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Mar 1925 - Late Tuesday evening Al Kessler and J. D. Herbert were killed in the yard of the former by a live wire. Mr. Kessler, who is about 60 years old and lives in the Cap McCown place in the northwest part of Deepwater, had an aerial in his back yard that blew down on a live wire. Looking out Mr. Kessler saw sparks flying from his fence to the grass which caught fire. He went out to put it out and it is thought he must have laid his arm on the electrically charged fence. It killed him instantly. His neighbor, J. D. Herbert, who lived across the street, seeing something was wrong went to his assistance and in some way touched something that was sufficiently charged to mean instant death. Mr. Herbert was near 30 years of age. Both men were employees of the Dickey Tile Factory. Mr. Kessler is survived by his wife and two step children. Mr. Herbert is survived by his wife and five small children, the youngest an infant only a few days old. All Henry county extends sympathy to these bereaved families, especially to the young widow and her fatherless children. Mr. Herbert's body was taken to Brownington to the train, then on to his former home in south Missouri for burial.

KESSLER, DeWilla C.
1873-1944
Laurel Oak Cemetery (K), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Eye, Apr 13 1944 - D. C. Kessler Died About 8 o'clock, Easter Sunday, April 9, 1944. He attended the sunrise service and breakfast that morning, so his demise was a shock to the community. DeWilla C. Kessler was born in Crawfordsville, Indiana, June 29, 1873, son of Geo. A. Kessler. He had lived in Windsor the past 11 years, and worked at his trade as a barber, having his own shop. Funeral services were held at Tuesday at the funeral home. Burial was in Laurel Oak cemetery.

KESSLER, George Henry
1870-1939
Englewood Cemetery (K), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - George H. Kessler, resident of Clinton 31 years, reached the end of Life's highway at 4:28 p.m. Friday, April 7, at the Community Clinic Hospital. The week before Mr. Kessler had undergone a major operation from which he was recovering satisfactorily when Friday morning he suffered two asthmatic attacks, a malady of long standing, and was so depleted by the second attack that he was unable to rally and the end came late in the afternoon. George Henry Kessler was born Feb. 3, 1879, at Ballwin, St. Louis County, Mo., where he took his grade and high school work and by examination secured his high school certificate. He then went two years to the Warrenton Methodist College at Warrenton, Mo., where he excelled as a debater and in athletics. Later he took a business course at a Sedalia business college and decided on government service for his life's work, taking the civil service examinations and entering the service at St. Louis where he was one of the six men appointed to handle the World's Fair mail of 1904. While in Sedalia at school he met Miss Winifred Staples, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harry L. Staples of Clinton, and their friendship, which was immediate, they soon realized to be the love that so enriched and completed their lives. Married in 1902, they made their first home in St. Louis, coming to Clinton in 1908, where Mr. Kessler was transferred to the Clinton Post office as mail carrier. After the World War during which time he received nationwide recognition for the sale of baby bond, his health became impaired and he shifted to the rural mail service on which he was employed seven years. He then turned to his post as city carrier, being retired in 1931, with a splendid record of efficiency, thoroughness and kindness to his credit. Mr. Kessler was a Modern Woodman and a Mason until his hearing became so much affected that he withdrew his memberships. He was also a member of the Franklin Street Methodist Church, faithful in attendance, having been confirmed in that denomination as a child, his parents being devout German Methodists. He was a strong, big man of fine appearance and ruled his life to the highest ideals. He had a tender, gentle consideration for others and his family that endeared him to them and to his friends by the strongest bonds of devotion and mutual love. He had a great understanding and sincere affection for children and the love he lavished on his two daughters and son, overflowed to all the young people of his acquaintance. He had a cheerful pleasantness of manner that the years never dulled and his unfailing kindness make memories of him cordial and warm. Surviving Mr. Kessler are his widow, son Melvin of Kansas City, Mo., and two daughters, Mrs. L. W. Herbert of Webb City and Mrs. Elmer Lindstrom of Clinton, and four grandchildren, Marinel and Winilou Herbert, Shirley Kessler and Elma Christine Lindstrom; three brothers, A. E. Kessler of Kirkwood, Mo.; John F. of Chesterfield, and J. A. of Clifton Hill and two sisters, Mrs. Mayme Peters, and Mrs. Flora Mertens of Kirkwood. Funeral services were Monday at the Franklin Street Methodist Church. The body was laid to rest in Englewood.

KESSLER, Lorine M.
1914-1992
Englewood Cemetery (K), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Lorine M. Kessler, 77, formerly of Clinton, died Wednesday, September 2, 1992, at a nursing home in Joplin. Funeral services will be Saturday, September 5, at the McLane Chapel in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton. Burial will be in Englewood. Mrs. Kessler was born in Muskogee, Oklahoma. She worked for the United Postal Service for 30 years. She was a Post Mistress. She was a member of the Manchester Baptist Church. She is survived by a son Melvin Kessler of Webb City, and a daughter Shirley Baxter of Jefferson City; one sister Leona Ellis of Grandview; a half-brother William Cook of Kansas City; six grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

KESTER, Helen M. MYERS
1903-1991
Floral Hills Cemetery, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Services for Helen M. Myers Kester, 87, Blue Springs, who was pronounced dead July 28, 1991 at Golden Valley Memorial Hospital in Clinton will be at Wednesday at Newcomer's Noland Road Chapel; burial in Floral Hills Cemetery. She was a lifelong area resident. Mrs. Kester was a member of the Blue Ridge Boulevard Christian Church. Survivors include three sons, Fran Myers, St. Louis, Stewart Myers and Charles Myers of Independence; three daughters, Evelyn Kays, Springfield, Carolyn Doris, Scottsdale, Ariz., and Doris Nagel, Independence; a sister, Mamie Reese Smith, Buckner; 18 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren.

KETCHUM, Fannie L. LAIRD
1906-1992
Laurel Oak Cemetery (K), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Mrs. Fannie L. Ketchum, 86, Calhoun, died Friday evening, November 20, 1992, at the Golden Valley Memorial Hospital in Clinton. She was born April 26, 1906, in Warsaw, the daughter of Harry and Annie Alexander Laird. On April 10, 1930, in Warsaw, she married Archie Ketchum who preceded her in death December 7, 1975. Mrs. Ketchum was an elementary teacher for over 30 years, and retired from the Calhoun School System in 1972. She was a member of the Calhoun Baptist Church, the Warsaw Chapter of D.A.R., and the Retired Teachers Association. She is survived by two sons, Robert Dale (Bob) Ketchum of Moberly and William Laird (Bill) Ketchum of Manchester; four grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Monday, November 23, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial was in the Laurel Oak Cemetery.

KETCHUM, Syble Lee SMITH
1920-1996
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Syble Lee Smith Ketchum was born April 6, 1920, to Robert and Gertie Kelly Smith. She died June 9, 1996, at the age of 76 years, two months and three days, at the Warsaw Healthcare Center Nursing Home. She is survived by her four daughters, Joyce Wasson of St. Louis, Judy Veuleman of Many, Louisiana, Carol Ketchum of Clinton and Nancy Ketchum of Naperville, Illinois. She is also survived by her much-loved grandchildren, Lee Wasson of St. Louis, Bill Veuleman of Panama City, Florida, and John Veuleman of Shreveport, Louisiana and two great-granddaughters, Barbie and Kristy Veuleman of Panama City, Florida. In addition she leaves two sons-in-law, Jim Wasson and Len Cocke, her sister Peggy Adams of Kansas City, and her aunt, Clara Box of Urich. She was preceded in death by her parents, one grandson James Michael Veuleman, one son-in-law, Billy Veuleman, her sisters, Mabel Holmes, Rose Long, Martha Strickland and her brothers, LuAllen, Buddy, Woodie and David Smith. Funeral services were Thursday, June 13, at the Calhoun Baptist Church, with burial in Calhoun Cemetery.

KETTERMAN, Stephen Keith
1949-1991
Peaceful Home Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Stephen Keith Ketterman, 41, Route #2, Deepwater, passed away Saturday, July 6, 1991, at Golden Valley Hospital, Clinton, of natural causes. He was born July 22, 1949 to Kenneth Ketterman and Rebecca Jean Largent Ketterman in ElDorado Springs. He had lived in Kansas City and Belleville, Kansas, before returning to ElDorado Springs and then moving to Deepwater two years ago. He was an automotive industrial products salesman. He is survived by his wife, Deanna Ketterman; two sons, Randall Scott Ketterman, ElDorado Springs, and Brandon Shane Ketterman, Lowry City; two daughters, Amanda Marie Ketterman and Kelsay Ann Ketterman, all of the home; his mother, Jean Mach, and stepfather Raymond Mach, Scandia, Kansas; one brother S. F. Ketterman, Lowry City; one sister Toni Chance, Phillipsburg, Kansas, and one half-sister Linda Ketterman, Belleville, Kansas. Funeral services were Tuesday, July 9, 1991, at the Vansant-Mills Chapel, Clinton. Burial was held in the Peaceful Home Cemetery in Deepwater.

KEY, Maxine
1919-2003
Jefferson Barracks Cemetery, Lemay, St. Louis Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Mar 17 2003 - Maxine Key, 82, Clinton and formerly of Kansas City, died Sunday, March 16, 2003, at Golden Valley Hospital, Clinton. Cremation to follow with burial in Jefferson Barracks Cemetery, St. Louis. She is survived by one son, Victor Key, of the home, and one daughter, Sue Fredericks of Gila Bend, Arizona, as well as several granddaughters and great-granddaughters.

KEYES, Harry Dean
1904-1935
Englewood Cemetery (K), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Harry Dean Keyes was born in Clinton, September 4, 1904, and lived here until he was 16 years old. (He died Oct 5 1935 from injuries received in a car accident on Oct 4, just north of Deepwater Creek, between Clinton and Deepwater.) He had traveled extensively, visiting practically every state in the union for his work took him all over the country. He first went to work for the Fred Harvey dining car service when he was a young man and was employed on some of the largest and best dinning cars in the nation. For a time he was with the dining service on the 20th Century, a New York Central train, also was on board many special trains going to lodge conventions and other meetings. In 1924 Mr. Keyes was a fireman and brakeman on the M. K. & T in Texas, then went back to Chicago where he became chef on a dining car, and his last work in this line was on the Olympian out of Chicago to Tacoma, Wash. Every summer the Milwaukee line chose the best cook in the service to go to Yellowstone Park to take charge of the food, dining room and kitchen in a big hotel there. One year Mr. Keyes was chosen to be chef of this hotel, and he spent a delightful time there in this work which he enjoyed. The kitchen was modern with all electrical equipment, though that was several years ago when there was not so much electricity used for cooking as now. Mr. Keyes was in complete charge of the culinary part of the hotel business and had a number of helpers under him. Mr. Keyes had been in Clinton since about March 20 of this year and had renewed many old acquaintances and made new friends during his last residence here. He was a member of the Christian church, and belonged to the DeMolays when he was younger. He was united in marriage with Elizabeth Baldwin of Amarillo, Texas, March 31, 1927, in Chicago, Ill. They had one son, Dean Walter Keyes, now of Chicago. Also surviving him is his father, Dean W. Keyes; his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. L. E. Keyes, and two brothers, Bledsoe and Lyman Keyes, all of Clinton. The funeral was conducted at the D. W. Keyes residence at 217 S. Orchard street, where he was taken at 2:30 Monday. Burial in Englewood. Mr. and Mrs. Paul Keyes and Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur Keyes of New Franklin, Mo., attended the funeral.

KEYES, Helen C. VANDERBURG
1915-1998
Desert Lawn Memorial Park, Yuma, Yuma Co, AZ
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Mrs. Helen C. Keyes, 83, Yuma, Arizona, died August 15, 1998, at her home. Helen was born April 15, 1915, in Tipton. She was raised in Clinton and resided there until 1942 when she moved to Yuma with her husband and two children. Summers brought her and the children "home" to Clinton to visit her parents and siblings. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Yuma and the Order of Eastern Star. She worked as a retail clerk for JC Penney, Yuma, and as a food service worker at West High School, Phoenix, where she resided from 1964 through 1971. Helen is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, James L. and Melba Keyes of Yellville, Arkansas; a daughter and son-in-law, Karen and Jim Philips and son Larry, of Yuma; brother Jake Vanderburg of Billings, Montana; brother and sister-in-law Lawrence and Doris Vanderburg of Excelsior Springs; sisters, Adda Campbell and Lillie Vanderburg, both of Clinton; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren and many nephews and nieces. She was preceded in death by husband Lyman B. Keyes; father James Vanderburg, and mother Mary Long Vanderburg. A private burial took place Thursday, August 20, at Desert Lawn Memorial Park, Garden of Faith, Yuma. A graveside memorial service was held at sunset Saturday, August 29, presided over by son James L. Keyes, Lay Presbyterian minister.

KEYES, Ivy G. BLEDSOE
1878-1920
Englewood Cemetery (K), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Mrs. Dean Keyes died at her home on Orchard and Allen streets, Monday at noon. She had been in poor health for several years and last summer spent several months in Colorado in hopes of benefiting her health. Last November she went to Kansas City and underwent an operation. She never fully regained her strength and wen she came back was able to be up some, but two weeks ago took very ill again. Her maiden name was Ivy Bledsoe and was born in Clinton, Dec. 23, 1878. About 21 years ago she married Dean Keyes, who survives her, with their three beloved sons, Bledsoe of DeLeon, Texas, but who was at his mother's bedside the week previous to her death; Harry dean, who is in high school and Lyman, who is in the grade schools. She also leaves her father, W. H. Bledsoe, of Clinton; and one sister, Mrs. Irene Erickson of Portland, Oregon. Deceased had lived most of her life in Clinton, but had spent several years in Parsons, Kas., and Ash Grove, Mo. In Clinton, her home town, she was loved and surrounded by friends and loved ones, who did all they could to ease the pain, she had long had. She was a splendid musician, playing the violin with a skill and interpertation that held the attention of her audiences. Her mind was bright and active and she possessed a gift of being able to write on any question she chose. A short time before her death she made a profession of faith in her Master and had been accepted for membership in the Christian church. The funeral services were held at her late home Wednesday morning, after which her body was laid in Englewood.

KEYES, Lyman Eugene
1849-1938
Englewood Cemetery (K), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - L. E. Keyes, old and respected citizen of Clinton, veteran in the milling business, died at 2:15 a.m. January 28, 1938, at the home of his son Dean W. Keyes, South Orchard street, where he had made his home the past year. Years had met over Mr. Keyes, bringing many changes, but the force of character, the splendid constitution, the Christianity in his heart remained undaunted and even to the end he waited on himself and was up the evening before his passing. He never was ready to give up, never admitted the toll of advancing years, and to the end, looked for a brighter future for himself and his - an indomitable figure that will long be remembered by friends and associates. Lyman Eugene Keyes was born November 15, 1849, at Pekin, Niagara County, New York, the son of a Methodist minister who died while chaplain in the Union Army of camp fever. From his father he inherited his love of the Union and his Christian faith and the early training in hard and honest toil that were his chief assets in later life. February 3, 1875, Miss Clara Jane Dean of Pavillion, Mich., became his bride and four sons were given them, two of whom survive and two deceased, Harry Clayton, passing in 1908 and L. W. or "Babe" Keyes, as he was fondly known, dying in 1936, the same year of his mother's death. Mr. Keyes came to Clinton in 1891 from Rolla, Mo., where the White Swan Mills were located and by whom he was employed as a "cooper". The mills were moved to Clinton and Mr. Keyes, expert in his line, continued as their barrel maker - a trade taught him by his father in Michigan in the days when hoop and staves were cut from the trees by the "cooper" with his rude implements. Mr. Keyes continued as a cooper for the White Swan Mills until he became manager for Chas. Wunderlick, who had obtained the contract for furnishing all of the barrels used in Clinton. Those were the days when the barrels were made by hand. The logs, cut into proper lengths, were split with knives and then fitted into the 1 1/4 inch thick hickory hoops at one end, then with rope and windlass the other end was drawn into hits hoops to get them ready for the "bucking frame". The barrel was then put over a small stove, cylindrical in shape with a grate at the bottom and a return flue that heated the wood until every particle of moisture was dried out and the shape was wet. Each barrel was held with five hickory bands at each end, made to hold, and fitted with the grooved heads that stuck tight, designed to carry 196 lbs each of flour, shipped often to England, France and Germany. There was real art in being a "cooper" and there was no one more skilled at his job than Mr. Keyes, who also found real pleasure in doing it. Later Mr. Keyes and his partner, Wunderlick, bought the Kracke Company, operating it until it was destroyed by fire when they bought the old W. E. Foote property at Washington and Ohio streets where the Mann elevator is today and built that feed center, operating until the depression of 1929. Years and poor health interrupted his ambitions and for a year he operated a poultry feed house on the west side of the square and for a time was associated with his son W. D. Keyes, in the milling business at the corner of Grand River and Carter streets. Mr. Keyes had a fine mind and a concise and clear picture of the grain market and its trend, a knowledge of the farmer and his problems and many conditions that would have amazed authorities. His work was his hobby throughout life, his thoughts and efforts were all for his family and their welfare, and he bent his hopes to the planning and building of industrial businesses. Kindly, good, a member of the First M. E. Church, cheerful and ambitious, he lived a clean, fine life, knew love and happiness and bore his share of burdens - true preparation for the sunshine of Eternity! Two sons, Dean W. of Clinton, and Paul Charles of Boonville; who, with his wife, was in Clinton for the funeral, survive their father, also five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. The last rites were conducted Saturday at the First M. E. Church and interment was in Englewood beside his wife.

KEYES, Lyman Wilbur "Babe"
1885-1936
Englewood Cemetery (K), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Babe Keys Dies Suddenly - Well Known Clinton Man Succumbs To Attack Of Heart Trouble At Home - Babe Keyes, as he was generally known to friends, succumbed to an attack of heart trouble at 5:30 Monday morning at his home, 412 South McLane Street. He did not feel well Sunday but took a drive in the afternoon and went to bed as usual to wake about 2 a.m. feeling ill. His wife administered to him and he apparently slept but after five Mrs. Keyes awoke to hear her husband making a strange noise and before doctors or friends could be summoned, life had escaped its human dwelling place and that good husband, kind father, fine son and devoted brothers, Babe Keyes, had slipped into his eternal sleep. Lyman Wilbur Keyes was born at Rolla, Mo., October 30, 1885, the son of Lyman Eugene Keyes and Clara Dean Keyes. He came with his parents to Clinton in 1891. Mr. Keyes was educated in the Clinton schools, then helped his father fun the Keyes Mill on Washington street. This mill burned in 1916 and he and his father rebuilt their business that same year and established the mill at the corner of Washington and Ohio streets, which was one of the well known Clinton business institutions for many years. After closing the mill, Babe and his father for a short time ran a feed store on the west side of the square in one of the Britts buildings, now occupied by Lewis's. Two years ago L. E. Keyes retired from business and Babe went to work for Larabee Mills, where he has been employed the larger part of the last two years then his health permitted, as he had not been well during that time. March 4, 1909, he and Miss Nellie L. Raney were united in marriage by Rev. Gaither of the First M. E. Church at the parsonage. One daughter blessed their union, Clayta, now Mrs. Carl Shoe of West Ohio street, Clinton, and her three children, Marilyn, Shirley Jean and Eugene, were a source of great pride and happiness to their grandfather. Mr. Keyes and his wife joined the First M. E. church after their marriage, and their church home was ever important and inspiring to them. He was also a member of the royal Arch in Masonry, the Eastern Star, and the Woodmen of the World for many years, and was planning to go as a delegate to a Royal Arch meeting in Jefferson City. Friday evening, however, he attended his last Masonic meeting in Clinton and there as elsewhere he will be greatly missed. Babe was a man of fine character and high principle, who had no bad habits and on whom his devoted family and friends depended as a source of strength and dispenser of kindness. He was loved by all who knew him, respected by others and was ready to meet his Maker, though the summons was sudden and the shock to those left behind hard to accept. Mr. Keyes is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. L. E. Keyes, of McLane street, his widow, only daughter and three grandchildren, two brothers, D. W. Keyes of Clinton and P. C. Keyes of New Franklin, Mo. The funeral was conducted Tuesday afternoon at the First M. E. church and interment with Masonic rites followed at Englewood.

KEYES, Wilbur W.
1851-1905
Gilson Cemetery, Climax, Kalamazoo Co, MI
Climax Crescent Newspaper, Climax Twp, Kalamazoo Co, Michigan, April 7 1905 - Wilbur W. Keyes, deceased, aged 54 years and 22 days was born at Pekin, Niagara County, State of New York, March 31, 1851, and died of cancer in the mouth and throat at eleven o'clock am on Sunday April 23rd 1905. He leaves a widow, a daughter, Josie, a step daughter, Mrs. Nellie Coston and her daughter Ethel, an aged invalid mother, a brother, Lyman of Clinton, Mo., and two sisters, Mrs. James Powers, of Climax and Mrs. O. H. Cline of Lansing, Mich to mourn their loss. When but a few months old his parents moved upon the farm he occupied until death. At and early age the death of his father, Rev. Orlando Keyes, late Chaplain of the 12th Michigan Veteran Volunteer Infantry, threw him suddenly and unexpectedly into life's battles with no armament only bare hands and an inherited aptness and mother wit. His has been a life of incessant, intiring toil and of unusual, faithful industry. He too pride in being honest, honorable, frank and just in all his dealing and affairs, which together with a congenial affable nature, won the confidence, admiration and respect of all who has to do with him. No one regretted their mistakes and short comings more than he. He was ready and desired to pass out no other preparation than the feeling and consciousness that he had always done his best. We feel safe in vouching that he felt that his dear wife and daughter bore their incessant, unflinching duty and care during his long painful suffering with a fortitude that can not be to highly commended. The funeral was held at the house Tuesday afternoon. Interment in the Averill cemetery. (Note: Averill Cemetery also known as the Gilson Cemetery, Climax, Kalamazoo Co, MI)

KEYS, Jesse Allen
1892-1927
Bear Creek Cemetery, Bear Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
The Clinton Eye, Clinton MO, Friday, Dec 30 1927 - Jesse Allen Keyes passed away at his home in Springfield on December 26th, after an illness of three years of diabetes. He took sick while living in California, and about two years ago returned to Missouri. Deceased was 35 years of age, and is survived by his wife, who formerly was Miss Edith Biggs, of the Uneeda neighborhood; also two children - Alma, aged 13, and Billy, aged 10; his mother, Mrs. Mollie Keyes, of Montrose, and three sisters and two brothers: Mrs. Nora Vansant, Clinton; Mrs. Cora Dutro, Pasadena, Calif.; Mrs. Lela Gutridge, Kansas City; John Keyes, near Montrose, and Geo. Keyes, of Deepwater. He was converted a number of years ago and united with the Bear Creek church. He was held in high esteem by a wide circle of acquaintances, who deeply sympathize with the bereaved ones in this time of sorrow. The body was brought to Bear Creek church, where funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon and burial was in the Bear Creek cemetery.

KEYS, John Thomas
1883-1928
Teays Chapel Cemetery, Bear Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - John Keys was born April 8, 1883, and died after a lingering illness at his home in Bear Creek township, Henry county, Mo., May 18, 1928. John was the noble son of a noble father - honest and upright in all of his dealings with his fellow men and worthy to be trusted under all circumstances. He was converted when a very young man and joined the M. E. Church, South, and he remained a consistent Christian until death. He was a regular attendant at Teays Chapel, the home church, when his health would permit, and there is no doubt but that he died happy in a Savior's love. The funeral was attended by one among the largest gatherings ever assembled at this beautiful historic church and burying ground, and this outpouring of his neighbors and friends from a distance, together with the profusion of flowers testified of the love and esteem of all who knew him. His remains were bore to its last resting place in the beautiful Teays Chapel Cemetery, Sunday evening, May 20th, 1928. Those closely related who are sorrowing most on account of his death are: The wife Mrs. Mary Keys on the home place; the mother Mrs. Mollie Keys of Montrose; one brother George Keys of Deepwater; three sisters - Mrs. T. D. Vansant of Clinton, and Mrs. George M. Gutridge of Kansas City, Mo.; the other sister Mrs. James Dutro lives in California.

KEYTE, Robert W. "Bob"
1924-1999
Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery, Manila, Pettis Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 18 1999 - Robert W. (Bob) Keyte, 74, rural Clinton, died early Saturday morning, January 16, 1999, at the Golden Valley Hospital in Clinton. He was born February 14, 1924, in Green Ridge, the son of William John Keyte and Fanny (Terrell) Keyte. On November 3, 1941, in Sedalia, he married Vivian Mather, who survives of the home. Bob raised turkeys and chickens. He also worked for MFA in Columbia as a district sales representative for 12 years. He was an Army veteran member of the Antioch Baptist Church, Manilla. In addition to his wife, he is survived by three sons, Gary L. Keyte, Warsaw, Terry W. Keyte, Clinton, and Barry M. Keyte, Clinton; two daughters, Rita K. Stevson, Calhoun, and Rebecca A. Kaiser, Cole Camp; nine grandchildren, five step-grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, seven step-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Clarence and John; a sister, Marie Sawyer; an infant brother; two infant sons, Carey and Robert Lynn, and a grandson Justin. Funeral services were Monday, January 18, at the Hadley Funeral Home. Burial was in the Antioch Cemetery, Manilla.

KEYTE, Vivian N. MATHER
1925-2006
Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery, Manila, Pettis Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Mar 30 2006 - Vivian N. Keyte, 80, Clinton, died Tuesday, March 28, 2006, at the Golden Valley Hospital in Clinton. She was born on July 10, 1925, in Ionia, the daughter of Thomas R. and Essie Hampton Mather. On November 3, 1941, she married Robert W. Keyte, and they continued to make their home in Ionia. She was a member of Antioch Baptist Church in Manila. She was preceded in death by her husband Robert; a brother in infancy and two children in infancy, Robert Lynn and Carey Keyte. She is survived by three sons, Gary Keyte and his wife Ruth, Warsaw, Terry Keyte and his wife Debbie, Clinton, and Barry Keyte, Clinton; two daughters, Rita Stevson and her husband Rich, Calhoun, and Becky Kaiser and her husband David, Cole Camp; 14 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild; one brother Richard E. Mather and his wife Colleen, Sedalia; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends. Funeral services will be Friday, March 31, at the Davis-Miller Funeral Home. Interment will be in Antioch Cemetery, in Manila, near Ionia.

KIDWELL, Cornelia
1847-1848
Saturday Morning Visitor, Warsaw, Benton Co, MO, Oct 21 1848 - Died on Thursday evening last [Oct 19 1848], Cornelia, aged 16 months, daughter and only child of Mr. and Mrs. Archibald Kidwell.

KIDWELL, Martha
d: 1848
Warsaw City Cemetery, Warsaw, Benton Co, MO
Saturday Morning Visitor, Warsaw, Benton Co, MO, Nov 11 1848 - Died in this place early on Saturday morning last [Nov 4 1848], after an illness of several weeks, Mrs. Martha Kidwell, aged -- years, wife of Levi Kidwell. The deceased bore her afflictions with great fortitude, and has left a large family and numerous relatives to mourn her death.

KIDWILDER, Dorothy Lea ROTTMAN
1932-2007
Hickory Grove Cemetery, White Oak Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jul 10 2007 - Dorothy Lea Kidwiler, 74, was born December 12, 1932, in Clinton, to Henry Adam and Minnie Louise Elliott Rottman. She died June 8, 2007, at Palo Pinto General Hospital in Mineral Wells, Texas. Dorothy married Charles Kidwiler, who preceded her in death in March 2005. She is survived by four sons, Charles Kidwiler, Jr. and wife Sabrina, White Settlement, Texas, David Kidwiler, Joseph Kidwiler and Timothy Kidwiler and wife Diane, all of Santo, Texas; two daughters, Debra Sims and husband John, Denton, Texas, Anita Ables and husband David, Mineral Wells, Texas; three sisters, Ida Mae Chapman and Irma Brewer, both of Clinton, Kay Griggs, Boonville; nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Services were held Tuesday, June 12, at Vansant-Mills Chapel, Clinton, with burial in Hickory Grove Cemetery, Urich.

KIDWILDER, Willard Lee
1923-1995
Englewood Cemetery (K), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Willard Lee Kidwilder, son of Charles L. and Rosie Viola (Green) Kidwilder, was born July 12, 1923, in Henry County, near Clinton, and died at his home in Clinton on July 31, 1995, at the age of 72. He served his country in the United States Army during World War II. On August 26, 1961, he was united in marriage to Olive Pratt. He worked in the apple orchards in the state of Washington before moving to St. Louis where he worked for Emerson Electric for 20 years. After his retirement in 1985 they moved to Clinton where they have made their home for the past 10 years. Some of his hobbies included fishing and hunting. He was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife Olive of the home; two sons, Orville W. Pratt, Kansas City, and Kenneth Pratt, St. Louis; one daughter Kathleen Starling, Kansas City; three brothers, Clifton Kidwilder and Lester Kidwilder, both of Clinton, and Charles Kidwilder of Texas; three sisters, Flossie James of Clinton, Elsie Winkler of Urich and Rosie Richardson of Warsaw, as well as seven grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the Vansant-Mills Chapel Wednesday, August 2. Burial was in the Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

KIDWILER, Charles E. "Charlie"
1931-2005
Hickory Grove Cemetery, White Oak Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Mar 14 2005 - Charles E. "Charlie" Kidwiler, 73, Mineral Wells, Texas, died Friday, March 11, 2005. Funeral services will be Wednesday, March 16, at Vansant-Mills Chapel, Clinton, with burial in Hickory Grove Cemetery, Urich. He is survived by his wife Dorothy of the home; four sons, Charles Kidwiler Jr. and wife Sabrina, White Settlement, Texas, David Kidwiler, Joseph Kidwiler and Timothy Kidwiler and wife Diane, all of Santo, Texas; two daughters, Debra Sims and husband John, Denton, Texas, and Anita Ables and husband David, Mineral Wells, Texas; five brothers and sisters, Chris Kidwiler and wife Pauline, Lester Kidwiler, Flossie James, Elsie Winkler and Rosie Richards and husband Jim, all of Clinton; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews.

KIDWILER, Lester Eugene Sr.
1925-2006
Hickory Grove Cemetery, White Oak Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Mar 17 2006 - Lester Eugene Kidwiler Sr., 80, Warrensburg, died Tuesday, March 14, 2006, at Western Missouri Medical Center. Funeral services will be Sunday, March 19, at Consalus Funeral Home with burial in Hickory Grove Cemetery. He was born September 15, 1925, in Henry County, son of Charles William and Rosie Viola Green Kidwiler. Preceding him in death were his parents; wife; two brothers; Willard and Charles Kidwiler, and infant sister. Survivors include his two sons, Lester E. Kidwiler Jr., Charles W. Kidwiler and wife Deborah Lynn; three daughters, Sharon Kay Sell and husband Kendall, Rhonda Nicks and husband Bill, Connie Kidwiler; three sisters, Flossie James, Elsie Winkler, Rosie Richardson; 12 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren; plus several nieces, nephews and other family members.

KIDWILER, Mary Olive MALLOW PRATT
1917-2002
Englewood Cemetery (K), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jun 13 2002 - Mary Olive Kidwiler, daughter of Harry Willard and Allie Lee Hanson Mallow, was born October 3, 1917, in Washington County and died on May 25, 2002, at her home in Clinton at the age of 84 years. She was married to Willard Lee Kidwiler and he preceded her in death on July 31, 1995. She was a member of the First Baptist Church, Clinton. She is survived by her two sons, Orville W. Pratt and wife, Patricia, of Kansas City, and Kenneth Pratt of St. Louis; one daughter, Kathleen N. Starling of Kansas City; one brother, James Mallow of St. Louis and seven grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the Vansant-Mills Chapel on Tuesday, May 28. Burial was in the Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

KIDWILER, Thomas Clifton
1920-2009
Hickory Grove Cemetery, White Oak Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jun 4 2009 - Thomas Clifton Kidwiler, son of Charles Lee and Rosie Viola Green Kidwiler, was born Dec. 26, 1920, in Henry County and died Sunday. May 17, 2009, at Clinton Healthcare and Rehabilitation, Clinton. He served in the United States Army during World War II and was serving in Tokyo when the Japanese surrendered. He was married to Zane Pauline Cruce on March 7, 1945, at the Wyandotte County Courthouse in Kansas City, Kansas. To this union five children were born: Gloria Jean, Allen Thomas, Almira Lee, Michael William and Patty Marie. He was a welder for the Gold Foundry Machine Works for many years until he retired. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Pauline; four brothers, Willard, Lester, Charles, and a brother, who died in infancy, and a great-grandson, Ethan Bennett. He is survived by his five children, daughter, Gloria Jean Gregory and husband, Lonnie, son, Allen Kidwiler and wife Joyce, all of Clinton, daughter, Almira Lee Gardner and husband Larry, Warsaw, son Michael Kidwiler of Houston, Texas, and daughter Patty Marie Spry of Urich; three sisters, Flossie M. James and Rosie Richardson, both of Clinton, and Elsie M. Smith of Deepwater; 12 grandchildren, Richard Sprouse, Lisa LaGrece and husband, Terry, Lian Bennett and husband Ryan, Rebecca Kinkhorst and husband Donny, Ashley Bryan and husband Justin, Tamara Kapplinger and husband Jason, Matthew Kidwiler and wife Stacey, Andrew Kidwiler, Jill Martinez and husband Emerico, Jayme Spry, Jordan Spry and Jaclyn Spry, and six great-grandchildren, Ryan C. Sprouse, Natasha LaGrece, Louie Kinkhorst, Iona Newnez, Shelby Bryan and Jonathan Medina. Funeral services were held at Vansant-Mills Chapel, Clinton, on Wednesday May 20. Interment was in Hickory Grove Cemetery, Urich.

KIDWILER, Waneta Louise
1939-1939
Hickory Grove Cemetery, White Oak Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Short graveside services were held at Hickory Grove Cemetery, May 18, for Waneta Louise Kidwiler, stillborn infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William W. Kidwiler, who was born Thursday morning, May 18. This was their first child. The mother, who was Miss Thelma Roberts before her marriage, is now able to be up.

KIDWILER, William W. "Bill"
1902-2001
Hickory Grove Cemetery, White Oak Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jul 12 2001 - William (Bill) Kidwiler was born August 28, 1902, in Clinton, the son of William Henry and Mary Jane Williams Kidwiler. He died June 27, 2001, at the Clinton Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center. He was a member of the Clinton Seventh Day Adventist Church. He had worked for Jarvis Garage and also at N.O. Christian for many years following his retirement. He married Thelma Louise Roberts at Warrensburg on April 15, 1931. She preceded him in death on May 31, 1986. His parents and a daughter, Juanita Kidwiler, also preceded him in death. His son, Merlin Kidwiler, Clinton; one grandson, Monte Kidwiler, Lincoln, Nebraska, and one great-granddaughter survive him. Funeral services were held July 3 at the Consalus Chapel, Clinton. Burial was in Hickory Grove Cemetery, Urich.

KIDWILER, Zane Pauline CRUCE
1922-2005
Hickory Grove Cemetery, White Oak Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Aug 9 2005 - Zane Pauline Kidwiler was born October 23, 1922, in Shellbrook, Saskatchewan, Canada, to George Gregory Cruse and Edith Almira Sims Cruce. she died Sunday, July 10, 2005, at Golden Valley Hosptial in Clinton. Pauline was the seventh of 12 children born to this union. Pauline moved to Clinton from New Westminster, British Columbia, in April 1942. On March 7, 1945, she married Thomas C. Kidwiler at the Wyandotte County Courthouse in Kansas City, Kansas. To this union five children were born, Gloria Jean, Allen Thomas, Almira Lee, Michael William and Patty Marie. Pauline was a very dedicated wife and mother. she was known for her deep conviction of faith in her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Her life stands as a deep and abiding testimony of her faith. She was raised in the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and attended the Chilhowee Restoration Branch of Jesus Christ's Church until her illness. Some of her hobbies were painting, quilting, gardening and working on the family genealogy. She was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, the Henry County historical Society and volunteered at this organization's Research Library in the Henry County Museum. Pauline dearly loved her grandchildren. She always taught her children and grandchildren the importance of serving the Lord and shared stories and Scriptures with them. She also loved to teach her grandchildren how to make chocolate chip cookies. Pauline was preceded in death by her parents, George Gregory Cruce and Edith Almira Sims Cruce; her sisters, Ethel Pearl, Opal Marie, Violent Lorene, Louise Bernice and Aya Mae; her brothers, Paul Raymond, Earl Austin and Louis Burnett. Surviving are her husband Thomas C. Kidwiler; daughter Gloria Jean and husband Lonnie Gregory; son Allen and wife Joyce Kidwiler, all of Clinton; daughter Almira Lee and husband Larry Gardner, Warsaw; son Michael William and wife Peggy Kidwiler, Houston, Texas, and daughter Patty Marie and husband Bill Spry, Urich. Pauline has 12 grandchildren, Richard Sprouse and wife Nina, Lisa LaGrece and husband Terry, Liana Bennett and husband Ryan, Rebecca Kinkhorst and husband Donny, Ashley Bryan and husband Justin, Tamara Kidwiler, Matthew Kidwiler and wife Stacey, Andrew Kidwiler, Jill Martinez and husband Emerico, Jayme Spry, Jordan Spry and Jaclyn Spry, and one great-grandson Rayn Sprouse. Also surviving are her sister Vera and husband Ken Smith; her brother Ward and wife Donna Cruce, all of Osceola, and sister Mabel Bradford, Kansas City. Funeral services were held at Vansant-Mills Chapel Wednesday, July 13. Burial was in Hickory Grove Cemetery, Urich.

KIEFER, Jackson Dewey
1917-1994
Kiefer Ranch Cemetery, Osceola Twp, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Jackson Dewey Kiefer was born May 29, 1917, the first born of LeRoy Ray Kiefer and Beryl Stone Kiefer, and died January 12, 1994, at the age of 76 years at his home on the farm where he was born southwest of Osceola in the bend of the Sac River. Jack attended school at the Osceola School and graduated from OHS in 1934. He attended Park College at Parkville and SMS at Springfield. He enlisted in the Army in 1940 and served his country for five years, becoming a bombardier in the Air Corps and serving in Italy where his plane was shot down and he became a prisoner of war in Germany for 13 months. On June 26, 1945, he married Leda K. Manwill, the day after he returned from Europe. Three children were born to this union. He farmed the family farm for many years, raised and trained bird dogs, sold life insurance, made furniture, built his home. He pastored Hogle's Creek Baptist Church for two years, Gerster Baptist Church for 12 years, and founded and pastored Osceola Community Church for 15 years until his health forced him to retire. He was preceded in death by his father LeRoy Ray Kiefer and one granddaughter Jessi Leone Kiefer. He is survived by his 95-year-old mother, Beryl Kiefer, Osceola; his wife Leda Kiefer of the home; two sons, Richard Kiefer and wife Toni, of Osceola, and Jackson R. Kiefer and wife Gayle, Lake Providence, La., and one daughter Karen Kennon of Marshall; 10 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; one brother, Ray D. (Dick) Kiefer, Osceola; two sisters, Betty Nelle Bybee of Wymore, Neb., and Jo Carol Smith of Osceola. Services were held at Osceola Community Church Saturday, January 15, with burial at the Kiefer Cemetery on the farm.

KIEFER, Leda M. MANWILL
1921-1996
Kiefer Ranch Cemetery, Osceola Twp, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Mrs. Leda M. Kiefer, 74, Osceola, died Sunday, April 28, 1996, at Cox Medical Center South in Springfield. Mrs. Kiefer was born in Utah. She had been an Osceola area resident since 1945. She and her late husband Rev. Jack Kiefer, founded the Osceola Community Church. Mrs. Kiefer is survived by two sons, Jackson R. Kiefer of Lake Providence, Louisiana, and Richard Kiefer of Osceola; one daughter Mrs. Karen Dennis of Slater; four brothers; Cy Manwill of Richfield, Utah, Don Manwill of Riverside, Ca., Marion Manwill of Payston, Utah, and Wally Manwill, Koosharem, Utah; one sister Libbie Bridley of Koosharem, Utah; 11 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be Thursday, May 2, at Osceola Community Church. Burial will be in the Kiefer Cemetery, Osceola.

KIEFER, Lois G. MURPHY
1916-1996
Urich Cemetery, Bogard Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Lois G. Kiefer was born December 22, 1916, near Clinton, the youngest child of Jesse and Maude (Marr) Murphy. She died Tuesday, March 12, 1996, at the Cass Medical Center in Harrisonville, at the age of 79. Lois attended Clinton Grade School and High School, which she graduated from in 1935. She was united in marriage to Harry O'Dell Kiefer, April 5, 1936. To this union, two sons were born. Mr. Kiefer died February 10, 1974. She was a lifelong resident of Henry County until 1985, when she moved to a care center in Harrisonville. She was a dedicated homemaker, good neighbor and always there for her family. She will be greatly missed by her family to whom she was deeply devoted. She is survived by two sons, Marvin Kiefer, Harrisonville, and Ronald Kiefer, Urich; two granddaughters, Michelle Love, Pleasant Hill, and Tammy Wuerfele, Amity; two great-grandsons, Zeb McKay Love, Pleasant Hill, and Jacob Kiefer Wuerfele of Amity. Funeral services were held Saturday, March 16, at the Consalus Chapel in Clinton. Burial was in the Urich Cemetery.

KIEFER, Opal Avis TOALSON
1897-1991
Appleton City Cemetery, Appleton City, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Opal Avis Kiefer, the only daughter of Millard Fillmore Toalson and Anna Louella Reynolds, was born September 22, 1897 at Aldrich, Mo. and passed away October 10, 1991 at the age of 94 years and 18 days, at the home of her son in Harrisonville. Most of Opal's life was spent in St. Clair County except for two years which her family spent in Mountain Home, Idaho for her mother's health. early in her life she gave her life to Christ and became a member of the Osceola Christian Church. Opal was united in marriage to John D. Kiefer on December 9, 1915 and to this union six children were born; one son and five daughters. Most of her married life was devoted to rearing her family and being a companion to her husband. She always found pleasure in the simple things of life. Sewing,l cooking, gardening, music and birds were always of interest to her, especially birds. She could recognize most all of our native birds and enjoyed watching them at her bird feeders. Her home was always full of children. She was never too busy to have time for them and they filled her later years with much pleasure. Opal was preceded in death by her parents, six brothers, her husband, John D., one daughter, Geneva Ryan, one son-in-law, Ray Belcher, and two great-grandchildren. She is survived by one son, John D. Kiefer, Jr., and wife, Jean, of Harrisonville; four daughters, Oneita Cain, and husband, Dritt of Grandview; Dorothy Gover and husband, Frank of Lowry City; Marjorie Belcher of Peoria, Illinois, and Laura Holt and husband, Russell of Clearwater, Florida; 22 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; 13 great-great-grandchildren; two sisters-in-law, Beryle Kiefer of Osceola, and Hester Kiefer of Carmi, Ill.; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Graveside services were held September 13, 1991 at the Appleton City Cemetery.

KIESS, Iona Jo Eva
1917-2002
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, May 6 2002 - Iona Jo Eva Kiess, 84, Lowry City, died Tuesday, April 30, 2002, at Research Hospital, Kansas City. She was a homemaker. Funeral services will be Saturday, May 4, at Valley Center United Church of Christ, Deepwater. Cremation.

KIGER, Jimmie Lorene SANDERS DICKINSON
1919-2001
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Mar 1 2001 - Jimmie Lorene Dickinson Kiger was born April 30, 1919, in Western Grove, Arkansas, to G. W. (Doc) and Bea Gray Sanders. She died February 25, 2001, at the Christian Health Care Center in Nevada. She graduated from Western Grove High School and the Beauty College of Harrison, Arkansas. She was a beauty operator for over 40 years, working in many towns, including Lowry City, Collins and Osceola. She was a Methodist. She was married to Kenneth Dickinson September 29, 1940, in Holdenville, Oklahoma. He died December 23, 1983. She then married Orville Kiger, who died in 1994. She is survived by her daughter, Betty Stutesman and her husband, Dean, Nevada; her son, Robert Dickinson and his wife Myra, Clinton; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren, and her friend, Kenny Hall of Nevada. Funeral services were Wednesday at Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel. Burial was in Oak Grove Cemetery.

KIHN, Elmer W.
1945-2012
Englewood Cemetery (K), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Elmer W. Kihn, age 66, of Clinton, MO, died January 11, 2012 at his home. Elmer was born April 16, 1945 in Kansas City, MO, the son of Clarence & Frances (Forbes) Kihn. He has lived the last 22 years in Clinton. He married Deborah Hannah on June 15, 1989. Elmer worked the last 30 years as a Mechanic until he had to retire for health reasons in 2006. Elmer was preceded in death by his father Clarence in 1967 and his mother Frances in 2009. He is survived by his wife Deborah of the home, four daughters, Danielle Pirosko and husband Chuck of Venus, TX, Dana Mills of Independence, MO, Lisa Collins and husband Kevin of Independence, MO, Trisha Boyd of Independence, MO, and three sons Robert Nelson of Independence, MO, William Kihn of Belton, MO and Dustin Kihn of Belton, MO. He also leaves five brothers, Eugene Kihn, Harold Kihn, Richard Kihn, James Kihn, Alan Kihn, and one sister Linda Hisarote. 14 grandchildren and one great-granddaughter. Elmer also leaves many family and friends behind that love him very much. A funeral service will be held Monday, January 16 at the Consalus Funeral Home, Clinton, MO. Following cremation, an inurnment will take place Wednesday, January 18 at the Englewood Cemetery in Clinton.

KILBUR, Agnes VANWINKLE
1912-1993
Laurel Oak Cemetery (K), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Mrs. Agnes Kilbur, 81, of Windsor, died Friday, September 3, at her home in Windsor. She was born January 23, 1912 in Henry County, the daughter of Rufus E. VanWinkle and Rosa Mae Larison VanWinkle. On May 17, 1941, in Olathe, Ks., she married Ira Earle Kilbur, who preceded her in death on June 26, 1960. Mrs. Kilbur worked in the fitting room at the International Shoe Factory in Windsor for over 25 years, retiring in 1974. She was a member of the First Baptist Church, Windsor. She is survived by a son Don G. Kilbur, Kansas City, Ks.; three sisters, Mildred Straub, Sun City, Fl., Nellie Caldwell, Sonoma, Ca., and Roberta Vaughn, Kansas City; one brother, George VanWinkle, Gravois Mills, and several nieces and nephews. Graveside services were Tuesday, September 7, at Laurel Oak Cemetery.

KILE, Earl Edwin
1925-1993
Maple Hill Cemetery, Kansas City, Wyandotte Co, KS
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Earl Edwin Kile, 68, Kansas City, Ks., died Friday, Oct. 15, 1993 at Veterans Hospital, Kansas City. Services will be Tuesday at the Maple Hill Chapel; burial in Maple Hill Cemetery. Among survivors is a brother, Dennis Kile of Clinton.

KILGORE, Cecil A.
1916-2002
Carpenter Cemetery, Chilhowee, Johnson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Aug 8 2002 - Cecil A. Kilgore was born July 18, 1916, in Mt. Sherman, Arkansas, son of Silbey Shelly and Lilly Viola Spencer Kilgore. He died July 14, 2002, at Golden Valley Hospital. He married Vivian Wehmeyer in 1968. She survives of the home. He had worked in a saw mill, fruit orchards and drove a bus for Chilhowee School District. He was a truck driver for Safeway for 24 years and was a member of Teamsters Local 955. Preceding him in death were his parents and three brothers, John, James and Otto. Additional survivors include two sons, Gregory Kilgore of the home, Arlis Kilgore and wife Rosalyn, Eagle, Idaho; two daughters, Becky Fratzel, Kansas City, Kansas, Nadiene Wood, Boise, Idaho; two brothers, Gaston Kilgore and wife Dorothy, Raytown, and Gaylord Kilgore and wife Joan, Claycomo; one sister, Oleeta Kelly and husband Roger, Harrison, Arkansas; five grandchildren, along with several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held July 20 at the Consalus-Bradley Chapel, Clinton. Burial was in Carpenter Cemetery, Chilhowee.

KILGORE, Gregory Allen
1972-2007
Carpenter Cemetery, Chilhowee, Johnson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Oct 12 2007 - Gregory Allen Kilgore, 35, Clinton and formerly of Chilhowee, died Wednesday, October 10, 2007, at Golden Valley Hospital. Funeral services will be Sunday, October 14, at Chilhowee United Methodist Church with burial in Carpenter Cemetery. He was born July 29, 1972, in Kansas City, son of Cecil A. and Vivian Wehmeyer Kilgore. He was active in church activities and enjoyed spending time with his family. Preceding him in death was his father. Survivors include his mother of the home, two aunts, two uncles, two great-aunts, Betty Beaty of Clinton and Sylvia Wehmeyer of Urich and many cousins.

KILGORE, Vernon G.
1929-1998
Benton Green Cemetery, Center Twp, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Vernon G. Kilgore, 69, Warsaw, died Monday, December 21, 1998, at his home. He was a member of Ironworkers Local #10. He is survived by his wife Irene of the home; two sons, Doug Kilgore of Denver, Colorado, and Jimmie Chrisco of Kansas City; two daughters, Jeannie Squire, Blue Springs, and Tina Lambert, Marino Valley, California; one brother, D. C. Kilgore, Barnett; two sisters, Norma Lee Tracy, Harrisonville, and Rose Polly of Eldon; seven grandchildren, three great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be Thursday, December 24, at the Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel in Osceola. Burial will be in the Benton Green Cemetery, near Roscoe.

KILLINGSWORTH, Athol Blake "Al"
1915-1995
Laurel Oak Cemetery (K), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Althol (Al) Killingsworth, 79, Rogers, Arkansas, died Tuesday, January 31, 1995, at St. Mary's Hospital in Rogers. He was born August 7, 1915, in Byers, Kansas, the son of Anderson Blake Killingsworth and Cora Pyle Killingsworth. On September 32?, 1946, in Kansas City, he married Frances (Fran) Phifer, who survives of the home in Rogers. Mr. Killingsworth was a machinist for several aircraft manufacturers in the San Diego, California, area for 30 years and was a plumber for the city of Culver City, California, for 10 years before his retirement in September of 1972. In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son Jack Killingsworth, Shawnee, Kansas; two grandsons, Greg and Randy; a great-granddaughter Natlie; one brother Paul Killingsworth, Wichita, Kansas, and two nieces. He was preceded in death by a brother Edwin Killingsworth. Funeral services will be Friday, February 3, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial will be in the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

KILLINGSWORTH, Frances PHIFER
1923-2008
Laurel Oak Cemetery (K), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Mar 5 2008 - Frances Killingsworth, 85, Clarksville, Arkansas, died Friday, Feb. 29, 2008 at the Johnson County Hospital in Clarksville, Arkansas. She was born Jan. 13, 1923, in Windsor, the daughter of Garrett Alanzo Phifer and Anna Marie (Rosebrack) Phifer. On Sept. 21, 1946, in Kansas City, she married Athol (Al) Blake Killingsworth, who preceded her in death Jan. 31, 1995. She was a bank supervisor, with the Bank of America in the state of California for many years before her retirement. She enjoyed crafts, embroidery and reading. She was a member of the First Methodist Church, Clarksville. Survivors include a son Jack Killingsworth, Shawnee Mission, Kansas; two grandsons, Randy and Greg Killingsworth; a great-granddaughter, Natlie Killingsworth; several nieces, nephews and many friends. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents, five brothers and two sisters. Graveside committal services were Wednesday, March 5, at Laurel Oak Cemetery in Windsor.

KIMBALL, Ella F. GARNER
1863-1933
Englewood Cemetery (K), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - The shadows of the night have fallen, and Mrs. William Kimball peacefully sleeps, after her day of life. She went into the Valley of Oblivion Tuesday afternoon near 2 o'clock. For many days she had been an invalid, and Friday night suffered a stroke. Consciousness was hers until Monday, when she no longer sensed the presence of the loved ones who hovered over her bedside. Ella Garner was born July 3, 1863, in Cedar, Ia., and here happy days of childhood were spent, and her young womanhood, when she dreamed of the future. In 1884, she was married to William Kimball, and had she lived until New Year's day of the coming 1934, they would have celebrated their 50th year of wedded life. To Mr. and Mrs. Kimball, seven children were given. One son sleeps in Englewood. The others are Mrs. Ray Godwin, Fred, Earl, Forest, Will, all of Clinton, and the youngest daughter Miss Emily who has remained in the home and given the utmost care and devotion to her parents. In 1903, the Kimball family moved to a farm east of Clinton, from Iowa. Twenty-three years ago, they moved into town, and their home was been at Ming Court, in the south part of Clinton for thirteen years. Mrs. Kimball was a thoughtful, patient woman, thinking first of her husband and children, and looking after their needs, until physical disability made it impossible, but then giving them her motherly counsel. She like reading and flowers, and gave much thought to the Father above. For several years, the deceased had been a member of the Christian church here. She also belonged to the Knights and Ladies Security. In addition to her children who will miss her presence, Mrs. Kimball leaves the following beloved grandchildren: Frederick, Chester, Rosella, Frances, Lula Rose, of Clinton, and Shadie of Kansas City. Funeral services will be Thursday afternoon at the Christian Church. Burial will be in Englewood Cemetery by the side of her son.

KIMBALL, Lyda
1851-1902
Clinton Missouri, May 24 1902 - Monday night, Mrs. Sylvester Kimball died at her home in east Clinton of consumption. She was 52 last Saturday. They moved to Clinton last October to be near medical aid. One daughter, 12, resided with her parents. Mr. Kimball will probably return to his farm near Leesville. The eldest daughter, Mrs. Firth, lives in North Dakota; another daughter, Mrs. Lake, in Missouri Valley, this state. One son, Lewis Kimball, lives at Leesville, and the other son, Elmer, at Huntingdale. Burial at Leesville beside her son, Robert, who drowned last July. She was a faithful church worker until the time of her son's death and from that time on was an invalid. Lyda Kimball was born May 17, 1851 in Iowa and on July 3, 1869 she married Sylvester Kimball. They had four boys and three girls, two having passed over the river. She professed her faith in Christ at 17 and united with the U.B. Church, then when she moved to Henry County some 7 or 8 years ago, she joined the M.E. Church at Leesville.

KIMBALL, Myrtle Emily ROBERTS
1878-1939
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Death in the night, while she was sleeping, came to Mrs. R. S. Kimball at her home in Calhoun, some time between midnight and 4:00 a.m. Sunday, May 28, 1939. Mr. Kimball, rousing when the alarm went off at 4:00 a.m. as usual, called to his wife. When she did not move or answer, he pulled himself with difficulty out of his bed to hers and failing to awaken her, managed to get to the front door despite his badly crippled condition, and called a passing paper boy for help. Life was gone, and as doctors arrived to examine her it was realized she had gone into her last earthly sleep, the victim of a heart attack of which she had had several. Myrtle Emily Roberts was born May 15, 1878, at Perry, Ia., where she was reared and became a member of the Methodist Church, coming with her parents to Carthage, Mo., May 23, 1907. She was married to Richard Spalding Kimball, a merchant at Carthage, where they made their first home together. In 1910 Mr. and Mrs. Kimball moved to Muskogee, Okla., continuing n the same business until 1915 when they decided to come to Clinton to open a new store. Here they made many friends, were prosperous, taking an active part in business and social circles, and built an attractive, modern home at the corner of Franklin and Fifth Streets, which in 1936 they sold to Mr. and Mrs. Glen Arnold. Ill health having curtailed Mr. Kimball's activities she devoted more and more time to her husband, as paralysis had made speech and walking difficult for him. His alert mind was unimpaired however and with his devoted wife at his side he continued to operate his Clinton variety store on the east side of the square some years. Selling out in 1936 Mr. and Mrs. Kimball took an apartment over the Simes store, east side square, where they operated a ladies' dress shop until last fall when they decided to go to Calhoun, thinking life would be more quiet and simple in a community where they had many devoted friends. Opening a small variety store, with their housekeeping apartment in the rear, Mr. and Mrs. Kimball built a new life for themselves in Calhoun, and this splendid Henry County community gave back to them in warm friendliness and companionship, the good will felt for them by Mr. Kimball and his good wife. For this fine, Christian couple whose love for each other and their fellowmen had never dimmed, though sickness and disappointments had been theirs, happiness was found where they could continue in part their work, making their living where life was less hurried and where people could stop long enough to visit a bit together. So Calhoun gave a ministry of kindness to spirits as mild and considerate as the noblest of God's creatures. For many years Mrs. Kimball was active in the Eastern Star and a member of the White Shrine of Jerusalem. She and her husband belonged to the Clinton Franklin street Methodist Church, were regular in attendance and generous in gifts. While she had no children of her own she was most gracious and indulgent to young people. Much affection and many kindnesses were lavished on Mrs. Frederick Livingston, a daughter of a close friend, and it was while visiting at the Kimball home in Clinton that she met Mr. Livingston. Among the happiest occasions of the last year were those when she was a guest in the Fred Livingston home where little Ann Livingston, three years old, was a constant joy and diversion. Mrs. Kimball, generous and loyal, gave everything of herself that was possible to her husband and those she loved. She enjoyed business as thoroughly as does her husband, enjoying its stimulation and association. Possessed of many virtues and great talents, warm hearted and sincere, honest and good. Mrs. Kimball who loved much and unselfishly will reap abundantly in her life eternal. Mrs. Kimball is survived by her husband alone, who has one niece, Miss Edna Kimball, of Revere, Mass., who arrived Wednesday for the funeral, a nephew of Oakland, Calif., and one brother, John Kimball of Berkley, Calif. Funeral services were conducted at the Calhoun Methodist Church on Wednesday, and the body laid in the Calhoun Cemetery.

KIMBLE, Patty J. SHUNK
1940-1996
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Mrs. Patty J. (Shunk) Kimble, 56, Deepwater, died Friday, December 13, 1996, at the home of a friend in St. Joseph, after a lengthy battle with cancer. She was born in Fillmore on August 13, 1940. She had lived most of her life in the Savannah, St. Joseph and Stewartsville area. She and her husband moved to Deepwater in September 1992. She was a graduate of the Gards Business School, formerly of St. Joseph. She had been employed at American Angus Association, Mead Products, and the Old Sisters Hospital as a key punch operator. She retired in 1992 from Show-Me-Veneers, having worked there for 20 years. She was a member of the Life Outreach Center of St. Joseph. She married George M. Kimble on August 16, 1958, in Savannah. She was preceded in death by her father Jessie Shunk Jr. in 1973. She is survived by her husband George M. Kimble of the home in Deepwater; her stepfather Marion McCoy of Savannah; one daughter Karla K. Long, St. Joseph; five brothers, Kevin Shunk, Fillmore, Charles McCoy, Savannah, John McCoy, Abilene, Texas, Kenny Shunk, Fillmore, and Steve McCoy, Savannah; one granddaughter, Danielle Williams; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were Monday, December 16, at the Heaton-Bowman-Smith and Sidenfaden Chapel, St. Joseph. Cremation followed services.

KIMBRELL, Harold Duane
1939-2014
Laurel Oak Cemetery (K), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Harold Duane Kimbrell, 75, of Warsaw, Missouri, formerly of Windsor, Mo., died Sunday, November 9, 2014, at the Harry S. Truman Memorial Veterans Hospital, Columbia, Mo. He was born March 22, 1939, in Ellery, Illinois, the son of Carl Kimbrell and Wilma Corine (Fisher) Kimbrell. He was married to Donna Lee Legg and to this union 5 sons were born. On November 16, 1981, in Madris, Oregon, he married Mary Ann Vickers and she preceded him in death on August 1, 2003. Harold worked for Kearny Construction, based in Chicago, IL., as a Construction Foreman working at job sites all over the United States, for over 25 years. After moving to Windsor, he was a self-employed carpenter owning and operating Kimbrell Construction for several years. Harold served his country as a member of the United States Army and was a member of the Warsaw American Legion. He enjoyed crappie fishing and mushroom hunting and was an excellent gardener. Survivors include five sons, Mark A. Kimbrell, Sedalia, Mo.; Stan L. Kimbrell, Albion, Illinois; Michael Kimbrell, Sedalia, Mo.; Steve Kimbrell, Springfield, Mo. and Stewart, Kimbell, Sedalia, Mo.; two brothers, Gerald Eugene Kimbrell, Elliottsville, Indiana; Vernon Leo Kimbrell, Ellery, Illinois; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a brother, Allen Ray Kimbrell. Graveside services will be Friday, November 14, 2014, at the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor, Mo.

KIMBRELL, Mary Ann VICKERS
1944-2003
Laurel Oak Cemetery (K), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Aug 4 2003 - Mary A. Kimbrell, 59, Windsor, died Friday, August 1, 2003, at St. Luke's Medical Center, Kansas City. She was born July 17, 1944, in Osceola, the daughter of Hubert Cecil Vickers and Ada Mae (Logan) Vickers. On November 16, 1981, in Madris, Oregon, she married Harold Kimbrell, who survives of the home. Mrs. Kimbrell was a homemaker and had done housecleaning in the Windsor area for over 20 years. In addition to her husband, she is survived by two daughters, Vickie Freeman, King, North Carolina, Diana Freeman Day, Coral Springs, Florida; four brothers, Tommy Vickers, Long View, Washington, Jackie Vickers, Raytown, Donald Vickers, Columbia, and Kenny Vickers, Calhoun; three sisters, Betty Hoover, Warrensburg, Beverly Stirts, Windsor, Sandy Scott, Elkton, Kentucky; five stepsons; four grandchildren, Courtney Franklin, Reeds Springs, Cody Franklin, Coral Springs, Florida, Ashley Freeman, Windsor, and Amanda Kleckner, Fremont, Nebraska; a great-grandson, Brendyn Fritz, Reeds Springs; eight step-grandchildren; a step-great-grandchild; two aunts and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Charlie Vickers and Pete Vickers. Funeral services will be Tuesday, August 5, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial will be in the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

KIMBROUGH, Effie C. LAWSON
1895-1971
Englewood Cemetery (K), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Mrs. Effie C. Kimbrough, former Henry County School Superintendent, died Monday, February 15 at Research Hospital in Kansas City. Mrs. Kimbrough, 75, of 413 E. Green, Clinton, succeeded her husband, Oscar Kimbrough, as county superintendent on his death in 1957, and served in this capacity for several years. Funeral services were held Wednesday at the Presbyterian Church with burial in Englewood Cemetery.

KIMBROUGH, John S. Sr.
1819-1895
Englewood Cemetery (K), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, May 18 1895 - Died, Thursday at 3 a.m., John S. Kimbrough, after being stricken with paralysis about 3 months. Born in Virginia, July 5, 1819. Married twice, both companions preceding him to the better world. Eight children, seven living. Funeral at the C. P. Church.

KIMBROUGH, Laura G.
1872-1934
Englewood Cemetery (K), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Miss Laura Kimbrough died Sunday morning, April 15, at her home, 5251 Washington Avenue, St. Louis. She was the daughter of John S. Kimbrough, who was a prominent citizen and hardware merchant of Clinton for many years, a sister of Mrs. Harvey W. Salmon of East Green street. The family home was at 310 East Franklin street, where Miss Laura was born and where, after her mother's death, she became the efficient head of her father's household. She took an active part in the social life of Clinton, attended Baird College, and had a large circle of friends. The oldest son of the family, Dr. John received his medical degree in St. Louis, entered the office of Dr. Henry Mudd, of St. Louis, and soon achieved an enviable place among the leading physicians of the city. He died a few years ago. The two younger sons, Dr. Joseph and Dr. Henry are prominent dentists of St. Louis. The brothers, Miss Laura and Miss Linney lived in the family home where the funeral was held Monday afternoon. The body, brought by members of the family, arrived in Clinton Tuesday on the morning M.K.&T. They were met by Rev. J. F. Mitchell, pastor of the Presbyterian church and friends, going direct to Englewood where a brief graveside service was held and interment made in the Salmon-Kimbrough burial ground.

KIME, Leahdell
1924-1998
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Leahdell Kime, 74, Clinton, died late Wednesday, September 30, 1998, at Westwood Nursing Center in Clinton. Survivors include a daughter Cheryl Mortensen, Alpine, California. Arrangements are pending at Consalus Funeral Home, Clinton.

KIMES, Elizabeth LANGFORD
1879-1962
Englewood Cemetery (K), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Mrs. Elizabeth Kimes, 82, hospitalized at Clinton General Hospital, Clinton, MO, since suffering a stroke on Feb 7, 1962, died there about 4:45 a.m. Thursday, February 22, 1962. She was born Apr 2, 1879. Funeral services were held Saturday, Feb 24, at the Clinton First Baptist Church. Interment was in Englewood Cemetery. Elizabeth Langford, one of seven children of James A. and Katherine Wertenberger, was born Apr 2, 1879, near St. Joseph, MO. Four of the children preceded her in death. Hr mother died when she was a small child. As a young girl she came with her father and family to Henry County which remained her home the rest of her life. On Feb 25, 1903, she married Jacob Lindsey Kimes and they settled on a farm east of Clinton for a few years before moving about seven miles north of Clinton in the Quarles neighborhood where they spent the remainder of their married life. Two children blessed this union, Lindsey Kimes, Route 1, Clinton, and Mrs. Chester A. Ruth Brown, Bartlesville, OK, both of whom survive. Mr. Kimes died Jan 9, 1942. After her husband's death Mrs. Kimes moved into Clinton. Besides the son and daughter, she leaves a sister, Mrs. J. D. (Sevilla) Kinyon, Denver, Co, and a brother, Ora Langford, near Clinton, many other relatives and friends.

KIMES, Herbert Cecil
1911-1929
Shawnee Mound Cemetery, Shawnee Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Herbert Cecil Kimes, only son of Herbert H. and Mary Kinyon Kimes, was born Jan 4, 1911, and departed this life Jul 10, 1929, being 18 years of age. He was born near Little Grant School and when four weeks of age the family moved to the farm about two miles east of Huntingdale, where he lived until his death. He was preceded in death by twin sisters who died in infancy. The funeral was conducted at Shawnee Mound Church with interment in Shawnee Mound cemetery.

KIMES, Herbert Harrison
1888-1958
Shawnee Mound Cemetery, Shawnee Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Last rites for Herbert Harrison Kimes, 69, who died unexpectedly May 6, 1958, were conducted Friday, May 9, at the Quarles Baptist Church. Interment was in Shawnee Mound cemetery under the direction of the Consalus Funeral home.

KIMES, Ida May
1878-1967
Englewood Cemetery (K), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Funeral services for Miss Ida Kimes, 89, Clinton, MO, who died at 1:25 p.m. August 23, 1967, at Clinton General Hospital, following a week's illness, were conducted Aug 25, at the Consalus Funeral. Interment was in the Englewood Cemetery. Miss Kimes had been in failing health the last three years and last November was taken to the Millam Rest Home where she was well cared for. Ida May Kimes, youngest of 11 children of William H. and Hannah Kimes was born Aug 24, 1878, in the Deer Creek neighborhood. She leaves only nieces and nephews, namely Lindsey Kimes, Clinton.

KIMES, Jacob Lindsey
1873-1942
Englewood Cemetery (K), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Jacob L. Kimes, of the Quarles community, passed away Jan 9, 1942, at the Clinton General Hospital. Late Monday afternoon preceding his death, Mr. Kimes was engaged in his usual farm tasks, driving a pair of high spirited mules hitched to a wagon which he used to haul feed to his livestock. The mules became frightened in the feed lot and overturned the wagon. Mr. Kimes was hurled to the frozen ground where friends and neighbors found him shortly after the accident. Mr. Kimes was taken to his home and he seemed to rally briefly until a severe stroke plunged him again into unconsciousness. His family believed that a slight stroke had caused the accident in the lot. Mr. Kimes was brought as soon as possible to the Clinton General Hospital, but his condition was too grave to respond to treatment, and it was not long until the life thread broke. Thus ended the life of an energetic, ambitious and successful farmer who was also known as a faithful husband, an indulgent father, a loyal neighbor and kind friend, affectionately greeted by all as Jake Kimes. Mr. Kimes loved the farm in his own right. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. William Kimes, and was born and reared on a farm, eight miles northeast of Clinton. Here it was he took his bride, Miss Elizabeth Langford, February 25, 1903, to establish their home according to the pattern and high ideals of their highly respected and well known families. In a short time Mr. and Mrs. Kimes purchased near Quarles, a tract of land familiarly known as the Joe Land farm and here with their son and daughter pursued the art of farming and stock raising. Jacob L. Kimes is survived by his wife; his daughter, Mrs. Chester Brown of Bartlesville, OK, who had been at home since the Christmas holidays; and only son, Lindsey Kimes, who resides on the same farm; one brother, Alex Kimes, of Chilhowee; sisters, Mrs. Ed Sauerwein of Boyd, MT; Mrs. Martin Sauerwein of Ft Scott, KS; Mrs. Willis Cameron and Mrs. Henry Wolf and Miss Ida Kimes of Clinton. The body was laid to rest in Englewood under the direction of Wilkinson Funeral Service.

KIMES, Laura Marie NORRIS
1916-1988
Englewood Cemetery (K), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Funeral services for Mrs. Laura Marie Kimes, 71, Route 1, Clinton, MO, were held Monday at the Consalus chapel. Burial was in Englewood. Mrs. Kimes died Friday, April 29, 1988, at St. Luke's Hospital in Kansas City. She was born Aug 19. Survivors include two nephews, Paul Norris of Lenexa, KS, and David Norris of San Diego, CA; a niece, Linda Binckley of Shawnee, KS; two sisters-in-law, Orpha Norris of Clinton and Wilma Brown of Caney, KS. Mrs. Kimes was a homemaker. Her husband, Lindsey, died in August of 1985.

KIMES, Lindsey Langford
1911-1985
Englewood Cemetery (K), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Lindsey Kimes, 74, Route 1, Clinton, died Aug 15, 1985, at his home. He was born Apr 9, 1911. Survivors include his wife, Marie. Funeral services will be Monday, at Consalus Chapel, with burial in Englewood.

KIMES, Mary S. KINYON
1887-1972
Shawnee Mound Cemetery, Shawnee Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Mrs. Mary S. Kimes, wife of Herbert H. Kimes, was born Oct 11, 1887 and died March 7, 1972, at the Golden Valley Memorial Hospital. Mary and her husband were blessed with three children, two of whom died in infancy and the other, Cecil Kimes, who was accidentally killed July 1929 at the age of 18. Funeral services were held March 10 at the Consalus Chapel with burial in the Shawnee Mound Cemetery, Henry County, MO.

KIMES, William M.
1865-1924
Englewood Cemetery (K), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - William Kimes died at his home, two miles northwest of Lewis Station at 4:20 a.m. Sunday, after a ten days' illness with measles and complications. All possible was done for him, but it was impossible to prolong his earthly stay and he is now in the Eternal city, awaiting the coming of his loved ones. He was born in Indiana, May 21, 1865. He was united in marriage to Miss Louise Wolf, November 10, 1897, and had lived in the neighborhood where he died ever since. His devoted wife survives him, also two daughters - Misses Edith and Lucille, who will be their mother's comfort in this great hour of sorrow. He is also survived by two brothers - J. L. Kimes near Quarles; and Alex Kimes, Chilhowee, and the following sisters - Mrs. Ed Sauerwein, Boyd, Montana; Mrs. Martin Sauerwein, Ft. Scott, Kansas; Mrs. Nels Johnson, Chilhowee; Mrs. Sarah Scott near Chilhowee; Mrs. Willis Cameron near Deepwater; Mrs. Mrs. Henry Wolf near Lewis Station; Miss Ida Kimes on East Ohio street. Deceased had been a member of the Methodist church for many years and was a good Christian man. He was a kind neighbor and friend, held in the highest esteem by all. He will be missed by his wife and daughters; only the Divine Comforter can make it possible for them to stand their sorrow. The funeral services were conducted at his late home Monday afternoon. Burial in Englewood.

KIMES, William Woods
1938-1993
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - William Woods Kimes of Blue Springs was born June 30, 1938 in Chalk Level, Mo., the son of Eugene Ross and Christene Doris (Woods) Kimes. He departed this life July 11, 1993 at St. Joseph Health Center, Kansas City, at the age of 55 years and 11 days. William was a truck driver for Cotter and Company in Grandview since July of 1973. He was a member of Unity School of Christianity Church, Lee's Summit, an Air Force veteran and a member of Local 541 of the Teamsters Union, Kanas City. William had lived in Lowry City, Garden City and Harrisonville before moving to Blue Springs in 1992. He was preceded in death by his stepfather Aubrey Thompson. He is survived by a daughter Renada S. Rasmussen and her husband Tracy K., and granddaughter Thea, all of Blue Springs; his mother Christene D. Thompson, Garden City; two sisters, Barbara Hyde and Glenda Hastings, both of Garden City; other relatives and many friends. Funeral services were Wednesday, July 14, 1993 at Dickey Chapel, Harrisonville. Cremation.

KIMMEL, Clifford Lawrence
1918-1986
Englewood Cemetery (K), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clifford L Kimmel, 68, of 5210 Shadow Ct, died Monday (Sept 22, 1986) at Clinton. He was born Sept 12, 1918 at Creighton, a son of Lawrence and Inez Kimmel. His mother, Inez Smith, survives at Maryville. He was married Dec 12, 1953 in Kansas City to Dorothy E. Price, who died Sept 9, 1986. An Army National Guard veteran of World War II, he was a member of the United Methodist Church and a retired insurance salesman. Other survivors include: one son, David L. Kimmel, Jefferson City; two daughters, Caryl Stringer, Kirksville, and Vicki Truitt, Novinger; two brothers, Ed Kimmel, Mexico, and Clarence Kimmel, Kansas City; one sister, Pauline Boppenmeyer, Maryville; and one grandchild. American Legion services will be today at the Consalus Funeral Home, Clinton. Burial will be in the Englewood Cemetery.

KIMZEY, James Edward
abt 1938-2016
Englewood Cemetery (K), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jul 22 2016 - James "Jim" Kimzey, 78, Clinton, died Thursday, June 9, 2016, at University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, Kansas. Jim was born in Brownington to Edward "Fritz" and Jewel Kimzey. He married Beverly VanWinkle on September 17, 1958, in Miami, Oklahoma. At a young age, he started working a construction job, ultimately branching out on his own and becoming a custom home contractor and developer for nearly 50 years. Jim loved to fish with his wife, Beverly, and coon hunt, with his dogs. He also enjoyed listening to country/gospel music. Above all else, he loved his family. Jim was preceded in death by his parents, Edward and Jewel Kimzey, and his stepdaughter, Phyllis Hensevelt. Jim is survived by his wife, Beverly Kimzey; his children, Brian Kimzey, Darren Kimzey and Michele Rice; his sisters, Dorothy Kenney, Connie Green and Betty Joe, and his grandchildren and great-grandchildren, Amanda Hartley, Kody Kimzey, Connor Kimzey, Deven Kimzey, Allison Harnden, Frank Baker, Nicholas Baker, Gunner Keeran, Keegan Hartley and Kayden Hartley. Graveside services were held Wednesday, June 15, at Englewood Cemetery.

KIMZEY, Jewell A. CLARK
1906-1998
Englewood Cemetery (K), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Jewell A. Kimzey died Friday, October 9, 1998, at Cox Medical Center South in Springfield at the age of 92 years, eight months and 15 days. She was born January 24, 1906, in St. Clair County, the daughter of James Alfred and Julia Bell (Cox) Clark. She was a lifelong resident of this area and on July 28, 1928, she married Edward Kimzey, who preceded her in death June 11, 1973. She was a homemaker and loved to do the things associated with her home, such as canning, gardening and quilting. She will be sadly missed by her family and friends. Survivors include three daughters, Betty Jo Lawler, Connie L. Green and husband Harold, Dorothy F. Kenney and husband Bob; one son, James E. Kimzey and wife Beverly, all of Clinton; 11 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren, also two nieces and one nephew. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; two granddaughters, Jo Ellen and Donna May; a son-in-law, Eldon Lawler, and one great-grandson, Zachary Lampton. Funeral services were held Tuesday, October 13, at Consalus Chapel, Clinton. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery.

KIMZEY, Nova North
1915-2001
Roscoe Cemetery, Roscoe, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jun 4 2001 - Nova North Kimzey was born January 2, 1915, near Kirk, Colorado, to Charles Headley Kimzey and Matilda Lydia Ann North Kimzey, and died Saturday, June 2, 2001, at Calhoun. She was a member of Roscoe Christian Church. She graduated from Roscoe High School in 1931 and received her BS in education from Central Missouri State Teacher's College in Warrensburg. She received her Master's degree in English from the University of Missouri, Columbia in 1951 and a second Master's degree in Library Science from Sacred Heart of Immaculate Mary College in California. She taught at Roscoe, Independence and California and in Iowa and California, retiring in 1976. In 1944 during World War II, she enlisted in the United States Navy on active duty until 1949. During the war she decoded top secret messages in Pensacola, Florida, and taught officer training classes to WAVES in Banbridge, Maryland. She remained in the Naval Reserve following her discharge and attained the rank of Commander in January 1961 and retired from the Navy Reserve in 1975. She is survived by a niece, Nova Bergschneider and husband, William, Urich; two nephews, Bert Rosebrough and wife, Kay, Windsor, and Raymond Rosebrough and wife, Twila, Everton, and Mary Rosebrough, Lee's Summit, widow of nephew Walter Rosebrough, who died in 1996, and 14 great-nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be Wednesday, June 6, at the Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel in Osceola. Burial with military honors will be in the Roscoe Cemetery.

KIMZEY, Rolla E.
1918-2005
Moore Cemetery, Nevada, Vernon Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 18 2005 - Rolla E. Kimzey, 86, Nevada, Missouri, died Friday, April 15, 2005, at Moore-Few Care Center, Nevada, following a short illness. He was born September 23, 1918, in Saline County, Kansas, to Samuel Veniles Kimzey and Emma Royder Kimzey. He married Pearl O. Stone June 1, 1943 in ElDorado Springs and she survives of the home. He grew up in Vernon and Cedar Counties and went to the Coal Hill School. During World War II he worked for the CCC, working on various highways and a dam construction site in Rolla. He moved to Nevada with his family in 1961 from Roscoe. He spent his working life as a self-employed carpenter, painter, mechanic and was a skilled craftsman. He also farmed in Vernon County for a number of years. He was a member of Pine Street Baptist Church, Nevada. He was a deacon at the church for several years and was later made an honorary deacon. Survivors in addition to his wife Pearl, include two children, Robert Kimzey and Shirley Heathman, both of Nevada; eight grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his stepmother, one infant brother, one sister, Ada Banning, and one son, Otis "Bud" Kimzey. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, April 19, at Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada. Interment will follow in Moore Cemetery.

KIMZEY, Ruth BALDWIN
1913-2005
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jun 21 2005 - The angels lovingly ushered Ruth Kimzey through the gates of heaven on June 19, 2005, (at Golden Valley Hospital, Clinton). Ruth was born on September 1, 1913, the sixth of seven children born to Willis and Ella Mae Baldwin. She was raised in the rural community of Warrensburg where she graduated from high school and attended CMSU. Ruth was a blessing to all that she came into contact with; particularly to her family members and to the countless friends she acquired during the many moves she made supporting her husband Uel Kimzey, in his farming and business endeavors. Ruth lived with dignity and grace and was a woman with a deep personal faith that manifested itself in her everyday life. Following Uel's death in 1992, she settled in Clinton, tirelessly and enthusiastically devoting her life to serving others. Ruth was a faithful member of the First Baptist Church of Clinton where she taught weekly Sunday School classes at the Clinton Health Care and Rehabilitation Center and also was a member of the XYZ group. However, her greatest passion was cutting thousand upon thousands of quilting blocks for the churches Mission Action Group to be quilted into lap robes for those in need. Ruth also loved making baby quilts, especially for her great-grandchildren. In addition to her church commitments she was an active member of the Rebekah Lodge and the Poly Credo Bible Club. Ruth's energy, kind heart and her love for people inspired her to volunteer untold hours of service at the Henry County Museum, Red Cross, Golden Valley Hospital, Samaritan Center, FAITH, family Services and to her beloved family of children at Head Start until her retirement at the age of 89. Ruth received special recognition of her community devotion through the Green Thumb program. In addition to her volunteer work, she loved gardening, canning, sewing for others, entertaining, cooking and baking her incredible angel food cakes for family and friends. Preceding Ruth's death were her husband of 52 years, Uel; her parents; brothers, Glenn, Earl, Howard and sister Bernice Matthews. Ruth is survived by a daughter Louise (Steve) Waltman, Grand Rapids, Michigan; a son Leland (Joy), Overland Park, Kansas; four grandchildren, Rebecca, Stacey, Scott and Kristi; six great-grandchildren; a brother Homer; a sister Mabel; as well as a host of nieces, nephews, friends and special devoted friends, Blayne Paxton, Jack Swope, Wanda Williams and Rhonda Wollenberg. Ruth will be deeply missed, however her family is comforted knowing her last breath on earth was her first breath in heaven. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, June 22, at the First Baptist Church in Clinton.

KIMZEY, Uel Lee
1915-1992
Sunset Hill Cemetery, Warrensburg, Johnson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Uel Lee Kimzey, son of Hugh and Dora Mae Lipscomb Kimzey, was born January 31, 1915 in the Knob Noster vicinity. He died Thursday, February 27, 1992, at his home at 2106 North Antioch Road, Clinton. He accepted Christ at 11 years of age and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Clinton. He married Ruth Baldwin of Warrensburg on February 10, 1938. Uel was a farmer and stockman who for several years bought, improved and sold farms. After his first severe heart attack in 1984 he went entirely into livestock farming. His main hobby was attending cattle sales. After his stroke in November 1991, he maintained his desire to attend cattle sales until a few days before his death. He is survived by his wife Ruth; one daughter Mrs. Clara Louise Waltman of Grand Rapids, Michigan; one son Leland Alton Kimzey of Overland Park, Ks.; three granddaughters; one grandson; two aunts, Mrs. Raymond Reynolds of Knob Noster and Mrs. Louise Hair of Lincoln Nursing Home; several other relatives and many friends. Funeral services were held February 29, 1992 at Holdren Funeral Home in Warrensburg. Burial was in Sunset Hill Cemetery in Warrensburg.

KINCAID, Eva COLLIER
1914-2001
Englewood Cemetery (K), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 8 2001 - Eva Collier Kincaid, 86, Overland Park, Kansas, formerly of Raytown, died Friday, January 5, 2001, at Garden Terrace Care Center. Graveside services will be Tuesday at Englewood Cemetery, Clinton. She was born November 8, 1914, in Deepwater. She was a member of the Raytown Christian Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Glenn. She is survived by her son, Barry Kincaid, Kansas City; nieces, Catherine Hulen, Moberly, Phyllis Meierotto, Clinton, and Judith Wright, Laurie, and many other nieces and nephews.

KINCAID, Flora Inice ROARK SHOEMAKER
1917-2005
Union-Williams Cemetery, Cole Camp, Benton Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jun 23 2005 - Flora Inice Kincaid, 88, Clinton, died Tuesday, June 21, 2005, at Golden Valley Hospital, Clinton. She was born January 28, 1917, at Sagrada, a daughter of Ira and Nettie (Esser) Roark. On June 15, 1933, she was married to Lloyd Shoemaker, who died July 5, 1978. On January 4, 1980, she married Sam Kincaid, who preceded in death. She was a member of the Allen Street Baptist Church, Clinton. She was a homemaker. She is survived by two daughters, Jan Sublette and her husband Dan, Clinton, and Jean Rabbers, Grand Prairie, Texas; one son, Joe Shoemaker and his wife Annie, Hillsboro, Texas; eight grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Faye Shoemaker and Sylvia Casey, and three brothers, George Roark, Arthur Roark and Lester Roark. Funeral services will be held Friday, June 24, at Fox Funeral Home, Cole Camp. Burial will be in Union-Williams Cemetery, Cole Camp.

KINCANNON, Achsah "Archie" WARTH
1840-1905
Clinton Missouri, Feb 4 1905 - Mrs. Dr. Kincannon breathed her last at 10:20 a.m. Friday, January 27. The immediate cause of her death was pneumonia. Deceased was born in Kanawha County, Virginia in 1840. Her maiden name was Archie Warth and she came to Clinton with her parents in 1855, but at the breaking out of the war went to Illinois and Ohio, returning in 1866. She taught in Clinton public schools ten years when she became the wife of Dr. Kincannon, and they went to Walker to reside, about the year 1881, where they had since made their home. Miss Archie Warth, as she was best remembered in Clinton was a woman of unusual strength of character and sterling worth. A member of the Cumberland Presbyterian church, she blended a Christian spirit with an unusual mind, always using her strength for the betterment of the world. Such natures can only find their reward in a better world. The funeral services were conducted at Walker, Sunday morning, just before the arrival of the train, when the remains were taken to Nevada for burial beside her husband. Judge Gantt and daughter Miss Mary of Jefferson City, were present, and Henry Allen and daughter Lucy, Mrs. P. G. Gaiter, Misses Annie Warth and Lillie Horn, Clinton, and Henry Warth of Belt Junction, Missouri. Mrs. Kincannon leaves one sister Mrs. P. G. Gaiter, Clinton, and four brothers - George Warth, Clinton; Sam Warth, Nevada; Charles Warth, Muskogee, Indian Territory, and Dr. Warth of Price, Utah.

KINDER, Benjamin G.
1857-1932
Englewood Cemetery (K), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Benjamin Kinder died at his home in Martinville, Saturday at 4 p.m. Death was caused by a paralytic stroke in conjunction with infirmities of old age. The deceased had been in ill health for the last six weeks, but his condition had just recently become critical. Benjamin G. Kinder was born in Johnson county near Columbus, Mo., November 14, 1857. He grew into a stalwart young man on his parent's farm at that place. He was held in high esteem by the people of that community. At the age of 23 he was united in marriage to Miss Flora Craig, who at the time, was living in Quick City. The marriage took place in Harrisonville, but the couple returned to Johnson County where they dwelt in happiness for many years. About 25 years ago they moved to Henry county and settled on a farm southwest of Clinton. At the time of his death Mr. and Mrs. Kinder had been married forty-seven years. To this union were born six children: Mrs. Bennie Anderson, Kansas City, Kans.; Mrs. Ethel Hood, Mrs. Raymond Smith, Clinton; Miss Cora Kinder, Kansas City, and Clara and Clarence of the home, who will comfort their mother. Besides his beloved wife and children, he leaves two brothers, Jay Kinder, Kansas City; V. B. Kinder, Des Moines, Iowa; and a sister Mrs. Robert Todd of Kansas City, also 11 grandchildren. The deceased joined the Baptist Church at an early age, and was throughout his life a devout and loyal member. Funeral services were held at the Sims Funeral Home, Monday afternoon. Interment in Englewood.

KINDLE, Elsie RENO
1925-2006
Memorial Park Cemetery, Sedalia, Pettis Co, MO
Nadene Kindle, 80, of Sedalia, Missouri and formerly of Ionia, Mo., died Wednesday afternoon, January 11, 2006, at the Golden Age Living Center in Stover, Mo. She was born September 20, 1925, in Edwards, Mo., the daughter of Benjamin Harrison Reno and Eva Mae (Findley) Reno. On July 3, 1943, in LaMonte, Mo., she married Enoch Clark Kindle, who preceded her in death November 14, 1988. Nadene worked at the Windsor International Shoe Factory for many years and later worked at Interstate Studios, in Sedalia, for many years before her retirement. She also co-owned and operated, with her husband, the Kindle Grocery Store and Gas Station at the intersection of Highways 52 and ZZ for several years. She was a member of the 1st United Methodist Church, Sedalia and was formerly an active member of the Ionia Methodist Church for over 30 years. Nadene was also a former member of the Order of Eastern Star, Cole Camp, Mo. Survivors include a son, Larry C. Kindle, Wellsville, Kansas; two daughters, Kay Street, Green Ridge, Mo.; Sharon Smith, Columbia, Mo.; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Nadene was preceded in death by her parents and 4 brothers, DaVasco Clark Reno; Hoarce Edgar Reno; Benjamin H. Reno, Jr.; Burl Sanford Reno; and 6 sisters, Glenna Davis; Virgie Arnold; Dorothy Irene Kindle; Margie Crank; Sue Ann Vannoy; and Dorothy Ann Langweisch. Funeral services will be Saturday, January 14, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor, Mo. Burial will be in the Memorial Park Cemetery, Sedalia, Mo.

KINDLE, James Duane
1940-1999
Shawnee Cemetery, Warsaw, Benton Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Duane Kindle, 59, Warsaw, president of the Golden Valley Shrine Club, died Friday, August 27, 1999, at Bothwell Hospital in Sedalia. Funeral services will be Wednesday, September 1, at the First Baptist Church in Warsaw, with burial in Shawnee Bend Cemetery. Mr. Kindle is survived by his wife, Annabell, of the home; two sons, J. D. Kindle of Warsaw and Justin Kindle of Columbia.

KINDLE, Nadene RENO
1925-2006
Memorial Park Cemetery, Sedalia, Pettis Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 12 2006 - Nadene Kindle, 80, Sedalia, and formerly of Ionia, died Wednesday afternoon, January 11, 2006, at the Golden Age Living Center in Stover. She was born September 20, 1925, in Edwards, the daughter of Benjamin Harrison Reno and Eva Mae (Findley) Reno. On July 3, 1943, in LaMonte, she married Enoch Clark Kindle, who died November 14, 1988. She worked at the Windsor International Shoe Factory for many years and later worked at Interstate Studios in Sedalia for many years before her retirement. She also co-owned and operated with her husband the Kindle Grocery Store and Gas Station at the intersection of Highways 52 and ZZ for several years. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Sedalia, and was formerly an active member of the Ionia Methodist Church for over 30 years. She was also a former member of the Order of Eastern Star, Cole Camp. Survivors include a son Larry C. Kindle, Wellsville, Kansas; two daughters, Kay Street, Green Ridge, and Sharon Smith, Columbia; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. She was also preceded in death by her parents and four brothers, DaVasco Clark Reno, Hoarce Edgar Reno, Benjamin H. Reno Jr., Burl Sanford Reno, and six sisters, Glenna Davis, Virgie Arnold, Dorothy Irene Kindle, Margie Crank, Sue Ann Vannoy and Dorothy Ann Langweisch. Funeral services will be Saturday, January 14, at Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor, with burial in Memorial Park Cemetery, Sedalia.

KINDLE, Riley
1910-1938
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Riley Kindle died at his home, two miles east of Quarles at 10:30 a.m. March 3, 1938, after three months of illness which began with scarlet fever and later developed into a poison affecting his kidneys and causing complications. Mr. Kindle was born August 11, 1910, at Climax Springs, MO; and was reared near Sedalia, moving about seven years ago to the Quarles vicinity. He was united in marriage Oct 11, 1934, to Pauline Boxley, of Quarles and to them was born one daughter, Carline, both of whom survive, also his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Francis Kindle and brothers, William Francis, Lorn and Elmer of near Quarles; Oscar Kindle at Deepwater, Oral and Jesse, and a sister, Mrs. Isaac Ash, LaMonte. Deceased lived on a farm but was mostly employed in public works, also by the farmers of the community, but had planned to till the soil this year. He was devoted to his family and with them, attended the Quarles church. Funeral services were conducted at Saturday at Quarles. Burial at Calhoun.

KINDRED, Jerry H.
1858-1892
Englewood Cemetery (K), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Mar 5 1892 - Died Tuesday night in Clinton, Jerry Kindred with pneumonia. His wife died about 8 weeks ago. Two children are left. Deceased was born Sept. 10, 1858. Burial in Englewood.

KINDRED, Lucy ANDERSON
n/a-1892
Englewood Cemetery (K), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Eye, Jan 16 1892 - Died Tuesday morning, Mrs. Lucy Kindred, with consumption, leaving a husband and two children. Burial in Englewood.

KING, Aaron Russell Sr.
1885-1963
Englewood Cemetery (K), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
KING, A. R. - Urich Herald Tidings, Urich MO, Friday, Oct 25 1963 - Brother of Jim Edd King and Mrs. Bratzler Dies - Funeral services for A. R. King, 78, of north of Urich, brother of Mrs. Albert (Grace) Bratzler and Jim Edd King, Clinton, and who died at 5:45 a.m., Oct. 17, at Clinton General Hospital, were held Saturday, Oct. 19, at Consalus Funeral Home. Interment was in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton. Aaron Russell King was born Sept. 4, 1885, at Missouri City, Mo., the second eldest of six children of James Dyer and Sarah Dale Brandenburg King. Preceding him in death were a sister, Mrs. Joe (Leta) Bysor and a brother Frank "Buster" King in a 1924 Naval explosion. In 1901 he came with his parents to Clinton. After residence here and for a time on the old Pioneer Trail near Independence School and LaDue also north of Clinton near Russell School the family moved into Clinton. During his father's term of office, 1908-1912, as Henry County sheriff, Russell served as his deputy then afterward returned with his family to the Independence School area. On Jun 9, 1915, in Clinton, he married Adah [sic] Norris and they established their residence on North Third Street in Clinton until 1936. Mr. King was an employee here of Armour and Company and of Lobaugh Produce Company. Ten children blessed this union, one of whom, a son, preceded him in death. He returned to farming south of Urich and later north of Urich where they since had resided. He was a member of the Urich Baptist Church. Besides his wife, the sister and brother before mentioned he leaves five daughters, Mrs. Kenneth (Violet Pearl) Blumhost, Springfield, Mo., Mrs. W. N. (Marjorie) Inabinette, Ocean Springs, Miss., Mrs. Marvin (Eula) Robbins, Seneca, Mo., Mrs. Bill (Sarah) Patrick, Kansas City, Mo., Mrs. G. L. (Ann) Sullivan, Broomfield, Colo.; four sons, Aaron R. and James A. King, Kansas City, Mo., Kenneth J. King, Monte Bello, Calif., Robert G. King, of the home; 18 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; another sister, Mrs. Marian Anthony, Kansas City, Mo.; many other relatives and friends.

KING, Ada Florence NORRIS
1894-1981
Englewood Cemetery (K), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Monday, Dec 21 1981 - Ada Florence King, 88, 800 North Main Street, Urich, died at Golden Valley Hospital Friday, Dec. 18. She is survived by three sons, Kenneth King of LaMirada, Calif., Aaron Russell King, Jr. of Pittsburg, Mo. and James Andrew King, also of Pittsburg; four daughters, Violet Pearl Blumhost of Springfield, Ula Jean Clark of Miami, Okla., Sarah Jane Patrick, Kansas City, and Elizabeth Ann Shurtleff of Falls City, Neb.; one sister, Daisy Stuart of Lee's Summit; 18 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren. She was the widow of Russell King, who died in 1963. Mr. King was a brother of the late Mrs. Grace Bratzler and of Jim Edd King of Clinton. Funeral services were Monday at Consalus Chapel. Burial was in Englewood.

KING, Beatrice B.
1926-1995
Butcher Cemetery, Gerster, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Mrs. Beatrice B. King, 69, Osceola, died Sunday, July 30, 1995, at Truman Lake Manor in Lowry City. Mrs. King was born in St. Louis. She was active in the USO during WWII. She was a retired switchboard operator in St. Louis. In 1972 she moved to Osceola where she was a member of the Osceola Community Church. The past seven years she was a resident of the Truman Lake Manor in Lowry City. She is survived by three sons, Mark Clayton of Pleasant Hill, Matt Jefferson and James Austin of Sepulpa, Ok.; one daughter Edith Bonita (Bonnie) King; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Funeral services were Tuesday, August 1, at the Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel in Osceola. Burial was in the Butcher Cemetery near Osceola.

KING, Bobby Thomas "Hap"
1931-1998
Benton Green Cemetery, Center Twp, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Mar 11 1998 - Bobby Thomas "Hap" King died Wednesday, March 4, 1998, at his home in Belton, at the age of 66 years, five months and 18 days. Mr. King was born September 14, 1931, in Seymour, the son of Lonnie Dan King and Nellie Marie Smiley King. He lived most of his life in the Clinton and Holden areas. He was a veteran of the United States Army. For 25 years, he worked as a firefighter for the Kansas City Fire Department, retiring in 1985. He was a member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses in Pleasant Hill. He is survived by his companion of 28 years, Ruth Cowell, of the home; two sons, Robert Michael King, Kansas City, Kansas, and Stephen D. King, O'Fallon; one daughter Cheryl King of the state of California; four stepsons Stanley Cowell, Lamar, Arkansas, Robert Cowell, Russellville, Arkansas, Mathie Cowell, Clarksville, Arkansas, Vonnon Cowell, Osceola; one stepdaughter Anita Foster, Russellville; three brothers, Lonnie King, Deepwater, Dave King, Raytown, Danny King, Independence; four grandchildren, 11 step-grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral services were held Saturday, March 7, at Consalus Chapel, Clinton. Burial was in Benton Green Cemetery, St. Clair County.

KING, Charles L.
1930-1998
Englewood Cemetery (K), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 15 1998 - Charles L. King, 67, Clinton, died Wednesday, April 8, 1998, at Research Medical Center, Kansas City. He was born in Germantown on July 29, 1930, the son of John W. King and Pearl Marie King. Charles served in the Korean War from 1951 to 1953. He was well known for his wonderful sense of humor. He was always telling a joke and making people laugh. Charles was a very private person and preferred spending time with his family. His great love was country music and in the 1960s was a member of the Country Playboys Band which included his brothers, Gene, Sonny and bill and a friend, Bill Salsbury. He was an outdoor person and loved to fish. He also liked to go to garage sales and enjoyed walking. He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Pearl King; two brothers, Gene and Sonny, and one sister, Virginia Martin. He is survived by his wife Joyce, of the home; two daughters, Sandi Barker of Grain Valley and Wendy Wilson of Clinton; one brother, Bill King of Blue Springs, and four grandchildren, Brandon barker, age 10, Dustin Frame, age 13, Tyler Frame, age 11, and Ashley Wilson, age 7. Graveside services were held at the Englewood Cemetery, Clinton, Saturday, April 11. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery.

KING, Chester Ray Sr.
1937-2008
Englewood Cemetery (K), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Feb 4 2008 - Chester Ray King Sr., 70, Clinton, died Saturday, February 2, 2008, at the Golden Valley Memorial Hospital. Services will be held Thursday, February 7, at Consalus Funeral Home. Burial will be in Englewood Cemetery. Chester Ray King, Sr. was born on February 7, 1937, in Syracuse, Nebraska, to Robert Russell and Dorothy Louise (Adamson) King. He grew up and attended school in the Syracuse area before enlisting in the Army. He later met and married Edith Mae Jones on September 19, 1959, in Kansas City. Eventually the family moved to Clinton in 1972 where he was employed as a foundry laborer for Sexton's. His wife preceded him in death on October 18, 1995, as did one son James Wayne King. His favorite activity was hunting and he was an avid gamesman. Surviving are two stepsons. Robert Frazier, Springfield, and Larry Frazier, Grandview: two sons, Chester King Jr. (Georgia) and Terry King, and two daughters, Dorothy King and Kimberly Gordon, all of Clinton; one brother Ray Asbury of Warrensburg, and a sister Sally Nunderly, Raytown; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

KING, Clarence Elsworth
1914-1994
Fields Creek Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Clarence Elsworth King, 80, Clinton, died Sunday, August 7, 1994, at the Golden Valley Memorial Hospital in Clinton. Funeral services will be Friday, August 12, at the Consalus Chapel, Clinton; burial in the Fields Creek Cemetery, near Clinton. Mr. King was born March 10, 1914, in Clinton, the son of Elza and Estella (Porter) King. He moved to Kansas City in 1952 working as a carpenter there for 20 years. He also lived in Texas for 15 years before returning to Clinton in 1987. He was a member of the United Methodist Church of Clinton. He is survived by his wife, Helen Evens King of the home; three sons, Bobby King, Independence, Donald King, Houston, Texas, and Billy King, Seymour; one sister, Lula Skaggs, Clinton; nine grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.

KING, David
1825-1894
Englewood Cemetery (K), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Apr 14 1894 - David King departed this earthly life Sunday, April 8, 1894, at home on North 2nd street, aged 68. Born May 25, 1825 in Halifax county, Va. He leaves a wife and three children to mourn his loss - a son living in Eureka, Ill., a minister of the Christian church; a daughter in Douglas county, Mo. and one here. He had been a sufferer for many years and wished to die and be at rest. He enlisted in the Union army in Champaign county, Ill. as a private of Capt. P. M. Parker, Company 125, regiment of Illinois, volunteer infantry and served three years, discharged in March of 1863 at Danville, Ky. due to disability. He was laid to rest by the GAR soldiers.

KING, David C.
1840-1920
Carrsville Cemetery, Big Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - D. C. King died at the home of his daughter Mrs. B. L. Gilliam, on East Jefferson and 6th streets Tuesday evening at 6. Last December he fell and broke his hip, which with the infirmities of old age confined him to his bed ever since. He had been living with his granddaughter, Mrs. John Montgomery, at Urich, but about a month ago she moved to Nelson, Mo., in Saline county, and then he came to the home of his daughter Mrs. Gilliam, who tenderly cared for him during his remaining days on earth. He was born at Red wing, Minn., Dec. 31, 1840. He came to Henry count in 1868 and settled near Norris, where he lived the rest of his life with the exception of the time spent with relatives. He was united in marriage in 1865 to Angeline Duffy. This beloved companion passed away in 1913. Two children blessed this union, just one daughter is living - Mrs. B. L. Gilliam. There are four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. He united with the M. E. church in his youth, but several years ago united with M. E. church South, at Norris, as it was nearer his home. He was a true Christian instilling the principles of right living in those about him by setting a good example in his own life. The funeral services were conducted at the Norris church Wednesday afternoon, after which his body was laid in the Carrsville cemetery.

KING, Edith Mae JONES
1935-1995
Englewood Cemetery (K), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Edith Mae Jones King, 60, Clinton, was born August 10, 1935, in Kansas City, the daughter of Gertrude Gilmore and Roy Paul Jones. Edith completed her schooling in Kansas City. On September 19, 1959, she and Chester Ray King Sr. were united in marriage. She had seven children, Larry and Robert Frazier, Chester King Jr., Pete King, Dorothy King and Kimberley Gordon. One son, James King, preceded her in death in 1965. In 1972 the family moved to Clinton. Edith worked for many years as a waitress in Clinton restaurants. In recent years she was a homemaker, a housekeeper in various homes and a child care provider. Survivors also include three brothers, Oscar Jones of Missouri City, Roy Jones and Eddie Jones of Rich Hill; two sisters, Cindy Johnson of Kansas City and Pauline Shaeffer of the state of California. Seven grandchildren also survive. She was preceded in death by her son James; her parents and two sisters; Irene Atkins and Lorene Pittman, both of Kansas City. Edith died October 18, 1995, at 319 East Lincoln at the age of 60 years, two months and eight days. Funeral services were held at the Sickman and Dunning Chapel on October 20. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery.

KING, Ernestine A. WALES
1913-1995
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Ernestine A. King, 81, Windsor, died Wednesday, February 15, 1995, at her home in Windsor. She was born September 19, 1913, in Belton, the daughter of Ernest "Bolivar" Garfield Wales and Grace Mae Clifton Wales. In August of 1932, in Gamesville, she married Vernon Norman King who preceded her in death June 6, 1984. Mrs. King was a homemaker. She is survived by four daughters, Janet Mae Conrad, Colony, Texas, Nancy Joyce Brookshier, Excelsior Springs, Julia Peakes, Wichita, Kansas, and June Ann Reno, LaMonte; four sons, James Clifton King, Harrisonville, Jerrold Norman King and Gary "Butch" King, both of Leeton, and Joseph Mitchell King, Windsor; 19 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren; a sister Alice Margaret Gabriel, Belton, and one niece. Mrs. King was preceded in death by a daughter Joanne; a grandson, a granddaughter and a great-granddaughter. Funeral services will be Friday, February 17, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Cremation.

KING, Frances G. BRUNER
1910-1996
Garden City Cemetery, Garden City, Cass Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Funeral services for Mrs. Frances G. King, 86, Clinton, will be held Thursday at the Dickey Funeral Home in Garden City. Burial will be in the Garden City Cemetery. Mrs. King was born March 22, 1910 in Waterloo, Iowa, the daughter of Frank and Minnie Bell (Gilbert) Bruner. She died Monday, September 16, 1996, at Golden Valley Hospital. She was employed as a photo finisher for Dreury Photo Finishing in Glendale, California, until her retirement in 1963. She was a Methodist. She had lived in Sutherland, Iowa, and Glendale, California, before moving to Clinton in 1977. Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Otis on July 2, 1985. She is survived by several nieces and nephews; other relatives and many friends.

KING, Frank Brandenburg "Buster"
1905-1924
Englewood Cemetery (K), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - The body of Frank King, who was killed in the U.S.S. Mississippi explosion off the California coast, was brought to Clinton Monday morning on the Flyer, accompanied by one of his shipmates. The funeral services were conducted Monday afternoon from the Christian church. There was a beautiful red, white and blue wreath sent by his shipmates of the U.S.S. Mississippi of the 6th division. The American Legion and Battery B both assisted with the military funeral. The four guns fired three shots around. Taps were sounded by Ernest Cashman. The pall bearers were all ex-Navy men as follows: Chas. Calvird Jr., Haysler A. Poague, George Kinyon, Ted Martin, Arnold Sigler, Wm. Scott. Frank Brandenburg King, known in Clinton as "Buster" was killed on the U.S.S. Mississippi Thursday afternoon, June 12th. Back fire from one of the large guns caused an explosion and he was suffocated from the powder smoke. The ship, which is the largest war ship, was on the ocean near San Pedro, Calif., and the accident happened when the soldiers were practicing. Frank had been in the Navy since Nov. 24, 1922, and would have been given a furlough on June 16th. He was second gunman, but had his promotion for first gunman. This made him gun trainer. Judge and Mrs. J. D. King had been to Liberty to a birthday celebration and were visiting their daughter, Mrs. Frank Anthony in Kansas City. Friday morning at 6 a.m., Judge King got the morning paper and found the name of his son in the list of those dead. At 9 a.m., in Clinton was received the official message. Deceased was 19 years old on the 5th of May, and was born on a farm south of Clinton. Besides his parents he is survived by the following brothers and sisters: Mrs. J. B. Bysor, Russell King, Jim Ed. King and Mrs. Albert Bratzler, all of Clinton, and Mrs. Frank Anthony of Kansas City. Buster was always a bright and lovable boy, popular in school with both teachers and classmates. He lead in athletics, was a member of the high school basket ball team, also of athletics at the Y.M.C.A. He enlisted in the Navy with John Tanner, Arlie Worman and Johnny Yeager. All four boys left and were in training camp together, but when assigned to ships Buster was separated from the other three, as his name was towards the first of the alphabet. The other boys were all assigned to the U.S.S. Oklahoma. When first separated he was a little homesick, but all of his letters have been filled with joy, hope and ambition, as from the first he was recognized by the officers to be a splendid young chap and his parents have had letters commending him from the officers, saying the Navy needed more like him. He had had four promotions. He was very proud of the ship to which he was assigned as it had excelled in everything. They were going to excel in their firing when the fatal accident happened, killing so many men. The last letter the parents got from Buster told about him being in a rowing contest that had been lasting for several days. His was the lightest crew and they won by seven boat lengths. The men of the Mississippi were known to hold all records. Buster belonged to the ship's basketball team and took part in every athletic contest. As a boy he made a confession of faith in Jesus at the Wade Johnson meeting and we are satisfied that he is now in the Eternal City. When Buster was but 16 they were building the large cement wheat tanks at the Larabee Mills. He went out and got a job. Dozens of men and boys quit because it was too hard. Not so with Buster, he just worked and hustled until within a few weeks he was made sub-foreman as the men in charge realized his executive ability as well as the thoroughness in which he did his every job. The whole community is bowed down with grief and all extend heartfelt sympathy to the grief stricken parents, brothers and sisters in this time when it is impossible for anyone to comfort and heal the wounded heart but the Heavenly Father. May He be near them and lighten their burden.

KING, Garland Edgar
1909-1956
Fields Creek Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
The Clinton Eye, Clinton MO, Tuesday, Jan 8 1957 - Funeral services for Garland King, who died Jan. 1, 1957, at Kansas City General Hospital, were conducted Jan. 5, at the Consalus Funeral Home. Burial was in Fields Creek Cemetery. Garland Edgar King, the son of James Scott and Rosetta May King, was born Aug. 9, 1909, near Monegaw Springs where he spent his early childhood. He later moved to Montrose and then to Clinton, his home most of the remainder of his life. On Sept. 17, 1932, he was married in Clinton to Joy Nina Phillips who survives. Mr. King had recently been in Kansas City. In earlier days, while in Clinton, he was known as a hard working young man who assisted many folks in their tree and yard work, and other chores around homes and business houses. He was also a painter by trade. The children surviving are: Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Green, Kansas City; James Allen King, USN, Norfolk, Va.; Judith Ann, Phyllis June and Beverly Elaine, Archie, Mo.; Billy Lee and Kenneth of the home; two grandchildren; his stepfather, Joshua McQueen, Kansas City; other relatives and friends.

KING, Granville C.
1828-1907
Englewood Cemetery (K), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Dec 7 1907 - Granville C. King died at his home three and one-half miles west of Calhoun November 29, 1907, aged 79. Born in Halifax County, Va., April 23, 1828. He moved to Indiana with his parents and was reared there, marrying Miss Margaret Hord in January 1854. He joined the Union army in 1862, moving to Henry County with his family in the spring of 1877. He was an honest, generous hearted man. Leaves a wife, three daughters, three sons, to mourn his loss. Miss Florence is still at home, Mrs. R. W. Parks lives near, and Mrs. Q. A. Walker is in Clinton. W. W. King lives in Clinton and sons J. W. and C. W. are living near Calhoun. Burial in Englewood.

KING, Harold Gene
1935-1991
Stones Chapel Cemetery, Walker Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Harold "Gene" King, 56, route one, Clinton, died early Wednesday, September 4, 1991, at Golden Valley Hospital. - Harold Gene King, age 56, was born January 19, 1935, in Montrose. He moved to Deepwater, and lived in Clinton most of his adult life, around 40 years. He married Anna Lee Anders on October 9, 1953. He was preceded in death by his parents, John William King and Pearl Marie Wardrip King; a sister, Virginia Martin, and a brother, Garold "Sonny" King. He is survived by his wife, Anna Lee King; one daughter, Shelley McFadden of Clinton; two grandchildren, Tiffany McFadden and Walley McFadden; and two brothers, Billy King and Charles King. He worked as a security guard at Golden Valley Memorial Hospital. He had a strong sense of responsibility and persevered indefinitely even through his illness. Funeral services were held Saturday, September 7, 1991 at the Vansant-Mills Chapel, Clinton. Burial was held at the Stones Chapel Cemetery in Montrose.

KING, Infant
abt 1892-1894
Clinton MO, Mar 24 1894 - The 2 1/2 year old boy of Mr. and Mrs. Oscar King met its death Saturday morning by falling in a barrel of water which was half sunk into the ground. Burial was in Englewood.

KING, James Andrew
1930-1997
Englewood Cemetery (K), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - James Andrew King of VanCleave, formerly of Clinton, died Sunday, July 27, 1997, at Veterans Medical Center in Jackson, Mississippi, at the age of 67 years, two months and two days. Mr. King was born May 25, 1930, in Clinton, the son of Aaron Russell and Ada Norris King. He was a veteran of the United States Air Force. Mr. King owned his own auto mechanic shop in Mississippi. He is survived by two sons, Andy King, VanCleave, Mississippi, and Randy King, Hinesville, Georgia; one daughter, Cynthia Frias, Tulsa, Oklahoma; a brother, Kenneth King of California; two sisters, Eula Clark of Oklahoma and Violet Pearl Blumhost, Springfield, and three grandchildren. Graveside services were held Friday, August 1, in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

KING, James Benjamin
1920-1938
Fields Creek Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - James Benjamin King, 18 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. E. C. King, died Friday about 45 minutes after he was shot in the abdomen with a .22 rifle bullet while he and a friend, Bob Clark, were playing in the living room following dinner. James had an old pistol and Bob took down a rifle, hanging in the room, and pointed it at his friend. Both boys thought the guns unloaded, but the rifle was discharged in some way, the bullet striking James in the abdomen. Mrs. King was in another room across a small porch from the living room, and Jimmy walked to the door and said, "I've been shot," but she thought him jesting. He half fell to his knees and again said he had been shot, then turned and went before her back across the porch and into the living room where he fell across a bed. Mrs. King ran for help to the Ed Sivil home, and Bob Clark went across the road for Mrs. Rafe Feaster, both responding. When they arrived Jimmy asked for a pillow under his head. Dr. James O. Smith was called, but when he arrived, the young man was dying. Dr. S. B. Hughes, coroner, was also summoned, and ordered an inquest which was held that evening at Wilkinson's Funeral Home. The jury brought in the following verdict: "We, the members of the coroner's jury, duly impaneled and called to inquire as to the death of James Benjamin King, having viewed the body and heard the evidence, do declare: That the said James Benjamin King came to his death from gunshot wound, the gun being held by Bob Clark and we find that the death was purely accidental and without malice. (Signed) J. S. Barnett, foreman; Clay Adair, Jas. L. Elliston, Harry E. Smith, H. Harrelson and Charles H. Whitaker, Jr." Mrs. King testified at the inquest there was no enmity between the two boys, and Bob Clark declared he did not know the gun was loaded. The father was working on a WPA project in the northwest part of the county, and Arthur McNutt, who owns the place where the Kings live, accompanied by Jim Ed King, went after the father. James Benjamin was born March 20, 1920, in Clinton, and had moved with the family to their present home, about a mile south of the Lindstrom Hatchery, some three years ago. He helped at home, also did work for the neighbors. Just before noon, when Bob Clark had gone to visit him, the two went across the road to take Feaster's cows to water as their supply was low, and this was one of his chores to perform. Bob had stayed at Kings for dinner. Besides his parents, he is also survived by two brothers, Howard and Clarence, of Clinton; and sisters, Mrs. Lena Calleton and Mrs. Cora Halsey, both of Clinton, Mrs. Opal Humphrey of Osceola and Lula Belle, of the home. Funeral services were conducted Sunday at the Wilkinson Chapel. Burial at Fields Creek Cemetery, near where the King family has lived.

KING, James Dyer
1860-1945
Englewood Cemetery (K), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Eye, Clinton MO, Thursday, May 3 1945 - J. D. King Dies - Former Sheriff And County Judge Dies At His Home Monday Night Funeral services for J. D. King, many years a resident of Henry County, where he served as outstanding Sheriff and a County Judge, will be held at the Consalus and Peck Funeral Home Thursday (today). James Dyer King was born in Clay county, October 5, 1860 and was reared near Sulphur Springs. He became a resident of Henry county soon after the turn of the century and spent the remainder of his life here. Mr. King had married Sarah Dale Brandenburg December 21, 1882, making the long but happy 12 mile ride on horseback to the home of the Baptist minister who performed the ceremony. They made their home in Clay County until 1900, then moved into Pettis County for a year, and spent a final year in Clay County before coming to Clinton, as a patent medicine salesman. Surviving this pleasant humored good and kindly man are his devoted wife and five children: Mrs. J.B. Bysor of near Clinton; Mrs. Frank Anthony, Kansas City; Russell King, near Urich; Jim Ed King and Mrs. Albert Bratzler, Clinton; two brothers, Morgan King of Clay County and Joseph King of Liberty.

KING, John W.
1950-2008
Englewood Cemetery (K), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Aug 4 2008 - John W. King, 57,m Calhoun, died Saturday, Aug. 2, 2008, at the VA Hospital in Kansas City. He was born December 1, 1950, in Clinton, the son of Ora Francis King and Clara B. (McMillin) King. John served his country during the Vietnam War as a member of the United States Army. He worked for several years for the Telegraphics Company, mostly in Arizona. He later worked for over 10 years for Rival Manufacturing in Clinton. John lived most of his life in Clinton and the surrounding area. He was a member of the Clinton Eagles Lodge and was a former member of the Clinton VFW and American Legion. Survivors include a son Jonny King, Windsor; four brothers, Stanley King, Kansas City, Lonnie King, Pleasant Valley, Larry C. King, Calhoun, and Robert D. King, Clinton; two sisters, Thelma Morris, Gladstone, and Kathryn Wymer, Kansas City; a grandson Cody King; two granddaughters, Jessica and Emily King and numerous nieces and nephews. John was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Edward E. Rose and Calvin A. King, and a sister Frances L. Carl. Graveside funeral services will be Wednesday, Aug. 6, at the Englewood Cemetery.

KING, Joy Nina PHILLIPS
1914-1994
Fields Creek Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Joy Nina (Phillips) King was born October 7, 1914 at Bear Creek, Mo., in Cedar County, the daughter of Monroe H. and Laura Belle (Mayse) Phillips. She died at her home in Garland on Wednesday, January 19, 1994 at the age of 79. Joy lived a portion of her young years in the Bear Creek and Fair Play area. The family also lived in Bolivar. In 1928 they moved southeast of Clinton near Bethlehem Church. Joy was united in marriage to Garland Edgar King on September 17, 1932 at 610 East Lincoln in the home of Joshua F. and Rosetta M. (Dunham) King McQueen. Seven children were born: three sons, James Allen, Billy Lee and Kenneth Laverne; four daughters, Mary Elizabeth, Judith Ann, Phyllis June and Beverly Elaine. They made their home in Clinton until their divorce in 1952. She did domestic work for several families in Clinton, Paul Brown's, Lydia Wiley, Charles Newbill's and Mrs. Calvin Kent to name a few. She also worked at the Raines Dinner House, Wiley's and Simmons Cafe and cooked, served and cleaned at large parties. She was a superb cook and well-known for her donuts. In 1953 she moved to Garland where she resided until her death. She loved the open fields, the trees and the wildflowers. Her life was never easy, but she faced every challenge with courage and determination. She was a loving, caring woman who would help anyone or anything. She loved God's creatures great or small and took them in if they needed a home. She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, George Phillips; two sisters, Floy Butler and Zela Hargis and her oldest son, James Allen. She is survived by two sons, Billy Lee of Garland and Kenneth Laverne of Appleton City; four daughters, Mary Elizabeth, Phyllis June, Beverly Elaine, all of Garland and Judith Ann of Clinton; a brother, Roy Phillips of Bolivar; two sisters, Marjorie Cooper of Vancouver, Wa., and Matilda Fisher of Cortez, Col.; nine grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Also surviving are nephews, nieces and many cousins. Funeral services were held on Saturday, January 22, 1994 at the Sickman and Dunning Chapel. Burial was in Fields Creek Cemetery next to her son James. Pall bearers were her six grandsons, Gary, James, Paul and Mark Green, Timothy King and Joseph Moritz. God knew she was tired and called her home.

KING, Joyce Faye BARNHART
1928-2009
Englewood Cemetery (K), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Aug 3 2009 - Joyce Faye King, daughter of Grover and Edna (Blanton) Barnhart, was born March 13, 1928, in Chilhowee. She died on July 13, 2009, at Golden Valley Memorial Hospital, Clinton, at the age of 81 years. Joyce was married to Charles L. King, who preceded her in death 11 years ago. She was a beautician and homemaker. She is survived by her two daughters, Wendy Wilson, Clinton, and Sandi Ginnings of Blue Springs; one sister Joanne Jones, Columbia; four grandchildren, Brandon Barker, Dustin Frame, Tyler Frame and Ashley Ritter, and two great-grandchildren, Hunter Frame and Madison Ritter. Graveside services were held at Englewood Cemetery, Clinton, on Thursday, July 16.

KING, Mary Almeda BUXTON
1844-1923
Odessa Cemetery, Odessa, Lafayette Co, MO
Clinton MO - Mrs. S. Finis King died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Walter H. Erwin, at Urich, Mo., last Thursday morning at 1:30 o'clock after an illness of six days. Mrs. King's maiden name was Mary A. Buxton and she was born in Iredell county, North Carolina, February 14th, 1844. At the age of seven years she came to Missouri and the greater part of her life until 1899 was spent in Johnson and Lafayette counties. October 17th, 1867, she was married to Rev. S. Finis King, a minister in the Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Mr. King held important offices in his church. In early life he served many country congregations when this meant long, hard rides, self sacrifice and absence from home. For a number of years he was pastor at Odessa, Mo., and left then to become secretary of the board of church erection with offices in Kansas City. When this office was consolidated with the board of Missouri and transferred to St. Louis, Mr. King, because of his familiarity with the work and his executive ability, was chosen as the secretary of the consolidated boards. Though enjoying this work he desired to get back to pastoral work and in 1893 became pastor of his church in Warrensburg, remaining there until 1899, when failing health compelled him to take a lighter work. He came to Urich in 1899 and served the Cumberland Presbyterian church there for two years, dying January 24th, 1902. During all these years Mrs. King's part in the work might be compared to the Biblical story of David and the Amalekites - "but as his part is that goeth down to the battle, so shall his part be that tarrieth by the stuff; they shall part alike." It was she who kept the home fires burning and her loyalty did much in helping her husband to play the part which he did in his church. To Rev. and Mrs. King were born three children - Elizabeth, who married T. R. Taylor, cashier of the Bank of Odessa, Mo., died nine years ago; Dr. Robert M., assistant surgeon in the Vineyard Park Hospital, Kansas City; Ada, the wife of W. H. Erwin, cashier of the bank of Urich, Mo. During her twenty-one y ears of widowhood Mrs. King made her home with Mrs. Erwin, spending a portion of each year in the homes of her other daughter and son. In all three homes she was a much loved member and one of her chief joys was her seven grandchildren. When Mrs. Taylor and Mrs. Robert King passed away the grandmother filled the mother's place in these broken homes as best she could. She was never so happy as when giving service and was always busy doing some kindness for family or friend. She became suddenly ill Friday afternoon, October 19th, at her daughter's home in Urich. The best medical and surgical skill and nursing were given, but it was soon realized that the journey's end was almost reached. When she fully realized that death was near, she expressed her appreciation of the devotion of her family and the kindness of physicians, nurses and friends. She had hoped that she might be spared to see her two youngest grandchildren grow up as she had watched the five older ones grow to manhood and womanhood. Knowing this could not be, she gave those dear to her assurance that all was well with her. Mrs. King became a Christian in early life and worked in the Cumberland Presbyterian church USA. At this time she saw fit to cast her lot with the Presbyterian church and was a loyal member of the denomination at Urich. A short funeral service was conducted at the Erwin home Friday morning, October 26th. Immediately following this the body was taken to Odessa for burial.

KING, Mary Lou McCUNE
1927-2007
Englewood Cemetery (K), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 10 2008 - Mary Lou McCune King passed from this life on December 4, 2007, at her home in Clinton. Mary Lou was born to Ruth and Norman McCune in Bowling Green on April 11, 1927. Mary Lou always had a tremendous love of life. She loved her life in Bowling Green where she was active in her church, school and community. She served as Pike County Queen, was valedictorian of her high school class, as well as being cheerleader and drum majorette, first clarinet in the band and school vocalist. In Bowling Green she also met her future husband of 60 years, Dr. Richard King. During her college years she traveled and soloed with the Fred Waring Singers. After graduating from Stephens College in 1946, Mary Lou and Dick were united in marriage. Their first home was in Fulton where Dick attended pre-med at Westminster. Two daughters, Dixie Lou and Mary Carol, were born there. The family of four moved to St. Louis. Mary Lou loved raising her girls there, with the addition of two more daughters, Barbara Ann and Kathryn Sue, while her husband finished medical school and residency. She was a wonderful wife and a wonderful mother to each of her children. Her life was centered around her family. The Kings moved to Clinton in 1958. Shortly thereafter, the family united with the Presbyterian Church where Mary Lou served as a loyal choir member, worked on many committees and was later an Elder. She was deeply involved in her children's lives, playing innumerable roles as room mother, Camp Fire leader, class trip chaperone, Bible School teacher and countless other volunteer activities. She was also committed to civic and social life in Clinton where she was a member of the Tuesday Bridge Club, officer of Clinton Study Club, PEO, couples golf, Henry County Museum Board, Englewood Perpetual Fund Board, Englewood Cemetery Board and she was even Clinton's First Lady during her husband's term as mayor. Mary Lou traveled extensively with her husband and she greatly enjoyed entertaining, sharing her joyfulness with many friends over the years. There was always a lilt in her voice, a smile on her face and a positive attitude in her heart. Mary Lou is survived by her husband of 60 years, Richard H. King. M.D.; her daughters, Dixie Wolf and husband Jeff, Kansas City, Carol Tsevis and husband Larry, Kansas City, Barbara Slade, Austin, Texas, and Kathy Miller and husband Bill, Overland Park, Kansas. Her dearly loved grandchildren include Nick Tsevis and wife Angela, Kansas City, Alexis Slade of Austin, Texas, Jeff Tsevis and wife Aubrey, Blue Springs. Charles McCord of San Francisco, California, and Mary McCord of Dallas, Texas. Hudson Tsevis, son of Jeff and Aubrey, is her beloved great-grandchild. Also surviving are her sister Willeyne Clemens of Roanoke, Virginia; her sister-in-law. Peggy McCune DeLozier of Clinton and St. Petersburg, Florida; her niece, Nancy Ruth Patterson of Roanoke, Virginia, and nephews, Mike McCune of Largo, Florida, and Jeff McCune of Clearwater, Florida. Preceding her in death were her brother Tom McCune of Clinton and her nephew Jack Patterson of Memphis, Tennessee. Funeral services were held at First Presbyterian Church, Clinton, on December 7, 2007, Interment following at Englewood Cemetery under the direction of Vansant-Mills Funeral Home of Clinton.

KING, Merle A. MANSFIELD
1902-1986
Englewood Cemetery (K), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Wednesday, Mar 19 1986 - Funeral services for Mrs. Merle (Jim Edd) King, 83, 302 East Jefferson Street, will be held Thursday at the Consalus chapel. Burial will be in Englewood cemetery. Mrs. King was the former Merle Mansfield and was born in Indiana. She had lived in Clinton since 1906. She worked at Bratzler's for 20 years. Survivors include her husband, Jim Edd King of the home; a son, Ralph V. King and wife, Mildred, of Aurora, Colorado; a grandson, Duane King and family of Jackson, Mississippi; a granddaughter, Wanda Davenport and family of Dallas, Texas; five great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Eva Dehn of Clinton; a brother, Russell Mansfield of Clinton and Kermit Mansfield of Pine Plain, New York. She was a member of the First Baptist Church.

KING, Michelle Gay PURTLE
1957-2007
Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Stanley, Johnson Co, KS
Michelle Gay King of Urich, Missouri was born Thursday, December 12, 1957 in Olathe, Kansas the daughter of John Donald and Bette Diane (Plaut) Purtle. She departed this life Saturday, May 19, 2007 as a result of an automobile accident near Glasgow, Missouri at the age of 49 years, 5 months and 7 days. Michelle was a homemaker. She was baptized in the Catholic faith. Michelle had lived near Garden City, Missouri and had attended Sherwood High School near Creighton, Missouri. She was a loving and much loved mother, daughter, sister, aunt and friend. She was preceded in death by her two brothers, Donald L. Purtle on July 29, 1987 and J.D. Purtle on January 29, 1974; paternal grandparents, Alford and LaVerne Purtle; maternal grandparents, Robert and Jean Bolten. She is survived by her three daughters, Elizabeth Jossette King, Cheyenne Elysia King and Shelby Michelle King all of the home; her parents, John D. and Bette Purtle, Greenwood, Missouri; sister and brother-in-law, Watona King and Ned Hedrick; niece, Shiloh King; nephew; Patrick Fisher; aunt and uncle, John and Diane Bolten; other relatives and many friends. Funeral Mass was held Wednesday, May 23, 2007 at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Harrisonville, Missouri with interment in the Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Stanley, Kansas.

KING, Mildred Violette FOSTER
1922-2011
Englewood Cemetery (K), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Mildred Violette King, 88, of Clinton, Missouri, died Wednesday, May 11, 2011 at the Kansas City Hospice House in Kansas City, Mo. She was born June 2, 1922 in Brownington, Mo., the daughter of Claud F. Foster and Iva B. Loyd Foster. She married Ralph Vernon King on May 24, 1942 in Kansas City, Mo., and he survives of the home. Mildred was a member of the Tebo Baptist Church, the Coal Community Club, the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary, and NARFE(National Association of Retired Federal Employees). In her spare time she enjoyed sewing and various crafts. Mildred was a school teacher, a church secretary, and was a Reissuance Clerk for Business Men's Assurance. In addition to her husband, surviving are a son, Duane Foster King and Linda Overton of Spring, Texas; a daughter, Wanda Davenport and her husband Dan D., of Irving, Texas; three grandchildren, Duane Edward (Deke) King and his wife Sandi of Afton, Wyoming, Timothy Dan Davenport of Los Angeles, California, and Dustin Matthew Davenport of Irving, Tx.; three great-grandchildren, Tabitha King and Sarah King, both of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and Duane Xavier King of Afton, Wyoming; two sisters, Helen Jones of Deepwater, Mo., and Emma Jane Anderson of Kansas City, Mo.; and numerous nieces and nephews. Mildred was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Hazel Foster. Funeral services will be Sunday, May 15, 2011 at the Bradley & Hadley Funeral Home, Clinton. Committal services will be Monday, May 16, 2011 at Englewood Cemetery.

KING, Nancy J.
1858-1936
Fields Creek Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
The Clinton Eye, Clinton MO, Thursday, Feb 6 1936 - Mrs. Nancy King died at the home of her son, Buck King, who lives south of Clinton on the McNutt farm, at 4:15 a.m. Thursday. She had suffered a paralytic stroke two weeks previous and gradually declined until death came to release her. Mrs. King was born April 10, 1858, in Gentry county, Missouri, but spent most of her life in Henry county. For a number of years she and Mrs. Linn Beckner lived together on Benton street after the death of Mr. King. After Mrs. Beckner died, Mrs. King went to live with her son, where she was given tender and loving care. She was unable to speak or hear from birth, but this handicap only made her nature sweeter and more sympathetic to those about her. She was a neat housekeeper and in every way a good mother and wife. Surviving Mrs. King is her son at whose home she died, also a brother, Jim King, of Clinton and a sister, Mrs. Dot Blubaker, near Coal, also several grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Saturday afternoon at the home of Forest Carlton on Benton street, burial in Fields Creek Cemetery under the direction of the Wilkinson funeral service.

KING, Opal Elizabeth HIGGINS
1923-1995
Englewood Cemetery (K), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Opal Elizabeth Higgins King was born October 24, 1923, in Amsterdam, and died September 9, 1995, at Meadowbrook Manor in Clinton. She was the daughter of Frank Evan Higgins and Edith Long Higgins. On April 9, 1950, she was united in marriage to Garold Lloyd "Sonny" King. To this union were born three children, Gary Lloyd, Velva Elizabeth and Loretta Marie. Opal retired in June 1988 after 25 years of faithful service to the United Telephone Company as a telephone operator. She also was a member of the United Methodist Church. Opal was preceded in death by an infant sister, her mother and father, an infant son and her husband. She is survived by two daughters, Velva Witherspoon and Loretta Hargrave, three grandchildren, Jennifer and Steve Hargrave and Adam Witherspoon, and one great-granddaughter, Seabrooke Witherspoon, all of Clinton. Funeral services were at Vansant-Mills Funeral Home, September 12. Burial was in the Englewood Cemetery.

KING, Opal M.
1916-1995
Englewood Cemetery (K), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Opal M. King, 78, Bonner Springs, Kansas, died Tuesday, May 30, 1995, at the Independence Regional Health Center. She was preceded in death by her husband James W. King in 1982. She is survived by two sons, Raleigh King of Kansas City and E. J. King of Bonner Springs, Kansas, with whom she made her home the past 12 years; three daughters, Mary Alleman of Independence, Ellen Kaullen and Ida Caldarella, both of Kansas City; 18 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be Friday, June 2, at Sickman and Dunning Chapel. Burial will be in the Englewood Cemetery.

KING, Paris Bernard
1931-1992
Richmond Memory Gardens, Richmond, Ray Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Paris Bernard King, 60, Henrietta in Ray County, died Monday, September 28, 1992, at Ray County Memorial Hospital. Services will be Thursday at the Thurman Chapel, Richmond. Burial will be in Richmond Memory Gardens Cemetery. Mr. King was a lifelong Henrietta area resident. He worked for Green Quarries in Richmond, retiring in 1978. Earlier he worked for the Southwestern Bell Telephone Co. and at the Lake City Army Ammunition Plant. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Henrietta. Survivors include his wife Elois J. King of the home; two sons, David Allen King, Waukomis, Okla., and Dennis Lee King, Henrietta; two daughters, Jackie Sue Witherspoon, Clinton, and Deborah Jo Raw, Liberty; two sisters, Geneva Stockton and Dale Stockton of Richmond, and six grandchildren.

KING, Phyllis June
1943-2003
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Aug 12 2003 - Phyllis June King, 60, died at her home in Garland July 26, 2003. She was born on McLane Street in Clinton, May 8, 1943, the third daughter of Garland Edgar and Joy Nina (Phillips) King. She was away for a few years, but lived most of her life in the Clinton area. She attended school in Clinton, Deepwater, Roseland, Archie and Windsor. Although she didn't finish high school, she was proud to achieve her GED in June 1963. She worked as a waitress in various places, including Rock Village Cafe and the Snack Shack in Clinton. She also worked at the shoe factory in Windsor, the sewing factory in Holden, Clearfield Cheese and Schreiber Foods. She worked at Clearfield/Schreiber for more than 36 years until she became ill in November 2002. She accepted Christ as a Baptist and was baptized in the Tebo Creek as a young girl. Although she didn't attend any church building, she believed in God and followed his teachings. Phyllis was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, James Allen King; one sister, Judith Ann King; four aunts and two uncles. She is survived by two sisters, Mary Green and Beverly King of Garland, and two brothers, Bill King of Garland and Kenneth French of Appleton City; a nephew, Timothy V. King, and a niece, Misty D. King, whom she loved and looked upon as her own; two very special people in her life, Jon Ray and Steve Wallen; five more nephews, Gary, James, Paul and Mark Green and Joe Moritz; two more nieces, Debbie Weber and Michelle Moritz; two great-nieces, Angie (Weber) Urguilla and Tanna Parratt; one great-nephew, Chris Weber, and her best friend, Connie Goss. Phyllis was a goodhearted person as her scores of friends will tell you. She liked playing Lotto and Powerball and enjoyed an occasional trip to the boats in Kansas City with her friends. She was a loyal and loving daughter, sister, aunt and friend. A light went out in the lives of the family and friends who loved her. She chose cremation with her ashes to be kept and scattered with her sister, Beverly, when the time comes. A remembrance was held July 31 at Vansant-Mills Chapel, Clinton.

KING, Ralph Vernon
1922-2011
Englewood Cemetery (K), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Ralph Vernon King, 89, of Clinton, Missouri, died Sunday, May 22, 2011 at the Kansas City Hospice House in Kansas City, Mo. He was born May 1, 1922 in Clinton, Mo., the son of Jim Edd King and Merle A. (Mansfield) King. On May 24, 1942 in Kansas City, Mo., he married Mildred V. Foster and she preceded him in death on May 11, 2011. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the Army Air Corp as a radar operator and tail gunner on the B-24, attaining the rank of Tech Sergeant. While in the service he received various awards, including the Distinguished Flying Cross. Ralph was a 1940 graduate of Clinton High School. He obtained his associate's degree while attending night school in Kansas City. He was employed with Montgomery Ward in the early 1950's, then went to work for the Civil Aeronautics Administration, now known as the Federal Aviation Administration, in Kansas City, Mo., Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Denver, Colorado, Los Angeles, California, and then again in Denver, Co. He retired from the FAA in 1979 as Logistics Chief for the Western Region. He was a member of the Tebo Baptist Church in Clinton, Mo., and was a former member and deacon of the First Baptist Church in Aurora, Co. He was also a member of the Masonic Order. He coached YMCA Little League Baseball in Oklahoma City. Following high school, he played pitcher in a baseball league. He once "allowed" Major League Baseball Hall of Famer, Enos Slaughter to hit two home runs during a game in Hawaii during World War II. Additional memberships include the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1894, Clinton, and the National Association of Retired Federal Employees. Ralph enjoyed golfing, bowling, fishing, yard work and raising orchids. Survivors include a son, Duane Foster King and Linda Overton of Spring, Texas; a daughter Wanda Sue Davenport and her husband Dan Duane of Irving, Tx; three grandchildren, Duane Edward (Deke) King and his wife Sandi of Afton, Wyoming; Timothy Dan Davenport of Los Angeles, California; and Dustin Matthew Davenport of Irving, Tx.; three great-grandchildren, Tabitha King and Sarah King, both of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; and Duane Xavier King of Afton, Wyoming. In addition to his wife Mildred, he was preceded in death by his parents. Funeral services will be Friday, May 27, 2011 at the Bradley & Hadley Funeral Home, Clinton. Burial will be in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

KING, Robert J.
abt 1933-1993
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Robert J. King, 60, 203 West Mill, died Sunday, March 21, 1993 at his home. Survivors include his wife Georgine, Kansas City; his mother Dorothy Asbury of Warrensburg; five sons, Charles King of Excelsior Springs, Robert King, Corba King, Kelly King, Billy Jo King; three daughters, Sue Ann Simpson, Barbara Sippel and Deounne Fischer, all of Kansas City; two brothers, Chester King of Clinton and Roy Asbury of Leeton; one sister, Sally Nunnely of Independence; 15 grandchildren. Cremation.

KING, Robert Lee
1950-1996
Englewood Cemetery (K), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Robert Lee King, 45, Clinton, died Sunday, April 21, 1996, at his home in Clinton. Robert was born in Clinton on July 1, 1950, the son of Mary Bain King and Ernest W. King. Much of his life was spent in the Clinton area with the exception of a few years in North Carolina where he attended school and was graduated from the Lillington, North Carolina high school. He lived with an uncle, Hugh Bain while there. Robert was employed in construction work for many years until ill health forced his early retirement. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother Ernest King Jr., who was killed in an automobile accident in 1954. Survivors include two sisters, Della Locklear and husband Gary of Fayetville, North Carolina, and Lucy Taylor and husband Jim of Gladstone; three nieces and some cousins. One cousin Esther Burnsides and husband Robert, who were close to him, also survive. Equally important survivors are his many friends, all of whom will greatly miss their B.K. or Bobby as he was affectionately known. Funeral services were held at the Vansant-Mills Chapel Wednesday, April 24. Burial was in the Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

KING, Robert R. "Ray"
1934-1996
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Family members have received word of the death of Robert R. (Ray) King, 62, following a heart attack on Sunday, May 5, 1996, in Florida. He and his family lived in Clinton for several years, making their home on South Carter Street. He was a serviceman and served overseas, then made his home in Orange Park, Florida. Mr. King was an over-the-road truck driver. He is survived by his wife, Inga, of the home; three sons, Charley and Bill of Florida and Mike King of Arizona; two daughters, Brenda and Shirley; also five grandchildren. A brother, Don King, and family of Iowa also are among survivors as well as nieces, nephews and cousins in Missouri. He also has surviving family members in Germany. Preceding him in death were an infant son Robert James and his father, the late Wes King of Clinton. Funeral services were scheduled for Friday, May 10 in Florida.

KING, Sarah Dale BRANDENBURG
1865-1948
Englewood Cemetery (K), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Eye, Clinton MO, Thursday, Jun 3 1948 - Mrs. J. D. King Dies - Beloved Clintonian Died Wednesday - As a new day dawned Wednesday, June 2, the earthly spirit of Mrs. J. D. King returned to its Maker at 8:20 a.m. She had been seriously ill at the Clinton General Hospital for three weeks. Services will be Friday, at the Consalus and Peck Funeral Home. Sarah Dale Brandenburg was born May 16, 1865, in Boone County, near Columbia, the only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wesley Brandenburg. Her parents died when she was small and she made her home with relatives until her marriage at 17 years of age. December 21, 1882, she became the wife of James Dyer King. A Baptist minister, Rev. Byrd, performed the ceremony at Liberty, Mo., after the couple had ridden 12 miles by horseback to his home. They had the rare privilege of enjoying 63 years of congenial companionship together. Mr. King died April 30, 1945. To this union were born seven children, four of whom survive; Mrs. Albert Bratzler and Jim Ed King of Clinton, Mrs. Marian Anthony of Kansas City, A. R. King of Urich. After her marriage she lived in and near Missouri City until 1901, and since then had made her home in and near Clinton the greater part of the time. Her late husband was a county judge and an outstanding sheriff of Henry County for four years, having taken office in 1909 [date is almost illegible]. A home-loving mother and grandmother, Mrs. King lived a worthwhile life, always putting her family first. Hers was an interesting and fun-loving life, full of beauty. She always kept well-posted on public happenings and was alert toward what was going on about her. A typical housewife, she enjoyed embroidering, quilting, and making rugs. Early in life she became a member of the Missouri City Baptist Church, later moving her membership to the First Baptist Church here. The last three years she had made her home with Mrs. Bratzler, where she had access to every comfort in life. Also surviving Mrs. King are a brother, James Brandenburg of Redlands, Calif., 15 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Interment will be at Englewood cemetery.

KING, Sarah Maria NELSON OSBURN
1879-1937
Englewood Cemetery (K), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Mrs. Charles W. King died at her home, East Lincoln street, February 20, 1937, at 12:45 a.m. after several months' illness with a heart ailment, having been bedfast five weeks. Sarah Maria Nelson was born December 22, 1879, in Newman's Grove, Nebraska. She spent the early part of her childhood near St. Joseph, and was united in marriage January 31, 1897 to Lon Osburn. Six children blessed the union. Mr. Osburn died March 18, 1922. She was married September 27, 1924 to Charles W. King, who survives her. She is also survived by six children: Earl and Irvin Osburn, Mrs. T. S. Miller, Mrs. Lyle Hector of Kansas City, Mo.; Gene Osburn, 323 North Seventh street, Clinton, and Thelma Osburn of the home; 15 grandchildren; a brother Eric Nelson of Brownington; and a sister Mrs. Annie Thompson of Deepwater. Mrs. King made of her home a place to come when wearied and discouraged. She opened her big, loving heart to all who were in need of sympathy and those who were ill, she cheered and comforted, with her presence and by kindly deeds. She scattered the sunshine of her presence about her like rays that filter through the clouds of despair. She was among the first of her neighbors to be in the sick room smoothing the clothing that was irksome to weary bodies as they turned fretfully from side to side. She was a kindly neighbor ever ready to help do any of the homey little tasks that are of so much importance. Her Christianity portrayed the true spirit of her Saviour for she encompassed within her love all she knew. She lived an exemplary life for her children teaching them the beauty of service. Funeral services were conducted Sunday at the Christian Church where she was a faithful member as long as health would permit. Interment in Englewood.

KING, Virgie Marie HORNBUCKLE
1914-2015
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Virgie M. King, age 100 years, of Clinton, Missouri passed away Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at Golden Valley Memorial Hospital, Clinton, Missouri. Funeral services will be held Saturday, January 31, 2015 at the Vansant-Mills Chapel, Clinton, Missouri. Interment will be in Vansant Road Cemetery, Clinton, Missouri. Virgie was born in Henry County, Missouri the daughter of Cleo and Mary (Johnson) Hornbuckle. She worked as a lab technician for Safeway Ice Cream. She liked baking, cooking, canning, and fishing. She also enjoyed driving ponies in parades, quilting, and trips to Silver Dollar City. She entered her canned and baked goods as well as her quilts in the Henry County Fair each year. Virgie was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Howard (Buster) King, four sisters Elvie Loyd, Kathryn Jolley, Grace Wilson, Mary Bailey, and three brothers James Bailey, Raymond Bailey and Ed Lee Bailey. Among survivors is her sister, Martha Mothersbaugh of Clinton, Missouri, several nieces and nephews, as well as a host of many other family and friends.

KINGSLEY, Billy "Jack" Dr.
1922-2000
Sarcoxie Cemetery, Sarcoxie, Jasper Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Dec 8 2000 - Dr. Billy (Jack) Kingsley, son of Roy C. and Rosa Nell (Cantwell) Kingsley, was born September 30, 1922, in Phelps, and died at the Golden Valley Hospital in Clinton on November 29, 2000, at the age of 78 years. Billy Jack Kingsley married Gladys Fullerton on May 13, 1949, in Sarcoxie. Dr. Kingsley was educated at the University of Pittsburg and received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Missouri at Kansas City. Dr. Kingsley began dental practice in 1957, moved with his family to Clinton in 1959 and retired after a long successful dental career in 1990. Jack was a lifetime member of the Elks Organization, American Legion and former member of the Sunrise Optimist Club. Gladys and Jack lovingly raised five children. Stephen now resides with his family in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania; Susan and her family live in Fort Worth, Texas; Jayne and her family are in Clinton; Becky and her family live in Clinton and Jackie currently resides in Portland, Oregon. Jack celebrated a loving, generous life. His wife, children, grandchildren, brothers, sisters, and many friends (including the Hardee's Coffee Bunch) will hold him forever in their hearts. Funeral service were held at the Vansant-Mills Funeral Home on Saturday, December 2. Graveside services and burial was held at the Sarcoxie Cemetery.

KINNEY, Dewey F.
1916-1995
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Dewey F. Kinney, Windsor, died Sunday, October 29, 1995, at the Golden Valley Memorial Hospital in Clinton. He was born March 9, 1916, in Gordon, Nebraska, the son of Ira Kinney and Stella Goucher Kinney. In 1937, in Clinton, he married Opal Fay Hammond, who preceded him in death March 3, 1980. On June 12, 1980, in Miami, Oklahoma, he married Marguerite Kampe, who survives of the home in Windsor. Mr. Kinney was an engineering technician, working with surveying equipment, for the Environmental Sciences Services Administration, until his retirement in the early 1970s. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge No. 618 AF&AM, Grandview. In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, James S. Kinney and Edward L. Kinney, both of Cleveland, Mo.; a daughter Donna F. Scarpetta, Windsor; three stepsons, Clayton Bond, Warrensburg, Wayne Bond, Sedalia, and Terry Bond, Warrensburg; three stepdaughters, Helen Allen, Holden, Ann Kellenburger, Hardin and Linda S. Stoneking, Blue Springs; 10 grandchildren; 18 step-grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; 39 step-great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; three half-brothers, Walter E. "Pete" Kampe, Cleveland, Mo., Virgil Kampe, Urich, and Bob Kampe, Windsor. Funeral services will be Thursday, November 2, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial will be in the Calhoun Cemetery, Calhoun.

KINNEY, Nina Margueriete KAMPE BOND BULLARD
1917-2006
Laurel Oak Cemetery (K), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Nov 29 2006 - Margueriete Kinney, 89, Windsor, died Monday morning, November 27, 2006, at Golden Valley Hospital in Clinton. She was born November 14, 1917, near Calhoun, the daughter of Edward Kampe and Nancy Alice (Shifflett) Kampe. She married Chester Eugene Bond in January 1938. He preceded her in death in February 1964. In June 1972, she married Wallace Bullard, who preceded her in death in September 1977. In June 1980, she married Dewey Kinney, who preceded her in death in October 1995. Mrs. Kinney was a cook in the Centerview and Warrensburg school districts from 1960 to 1972. Later she was a nurse's aid in the Clinton and Windsor nursing homes for several years. She was a member of the Leeton Baptist Church and the Royal Neighbor's Club, Calhoun. Survivors include two sons, Clayton Bond and Terry Bond, both of Warrensburg; two stepsons, James Kinney and Edward Kinney, Cleveland, Missouri; three daughters, Helen Allen, Warrensburg, Ann Kallenberger, Hardin, and Linda S. Stoneking, Blue Springs; a stepdaughter Donna Scarpetta, Windsor; 28 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Elva Wilson, Clinton and J. D. Ridgeway, Clinton, and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by two sons, Wayne Bond and Jerry Mac Bond, and a stepson-in-law Mike Scarpetta, and two sisters, Edna Hicks and Shirley Sapp. Funeral services will be Thursday, November 30, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial will be in the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

KINNEY, Rena Frances
1910-2001
Holden Cemetery, Holden, Johnson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Feb 12 2001 - Rena Frances Kinney, 91, Warrensburg, died Wednesday, February 7, 2001, at Warrensburg Manor Care Center. She was born January 6, 1910, in Colorado Springs, Colorado. On February 1, 1928, she married Thomas LaNute Kinney in Paola, Kansas, who died May 20, 1975. She lived in the Kingsville and Holden areas most of her life. She worked as a cook and dietitian at the Holden Hospital and as a seamstress for Holden Manufacturing in Holden. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Holden. She is survived by four sons, Thomas LaNute Kinney III, Clinton, Marvin Wayne Kinney, Blairstown, William Myron Kinney, Harrisonville, and Marion Marshall Kinney, Warrensburg; two daughters, Therssa Ann Morrison, Harrisonville and Mary Ella Evans, Clinton; 20 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. Graveside services were Saturday at Holden Cemetery.

KINNEY, Thomas L. Jr.
1929-2003
Mineral Creek Cemetery, Leeton, Johnson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 25 2003 - Thomas (Tom) Kinney, Jr. was born August 12, 1929, at Kingsville, son of Thomas L. and Rena Alley Kinney. He died March 13 2003, at the Missouri Veterans Home in Warrensburg. He married the former Doris Fay Ford on November 4, 1966, at Leeton. She preceded him in death November 29, 1983. He served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict and had worked for Clearfield Cheese Company. Also preceding him in death were his parents and one sister, Threna Dillon. Survivors include two sons, Thomas Michael Kinney, Warrensburg, and Robert D. Kinney, Clinton; one daughter, Rena Hill, Clinton; two grandsons, Timothy Hill, Robert Allen Hill, both of Clinton; three brothers, William Kinney, Harrisonville, Marion Kinney, Warrensburg, Marvin Kinney, Holden; two sisters, Theresa Morrison, Harrisonville, Mary Evans, Clinton, and numerous nieces and nephews. Graveside services were held March 17 at Mineral Creek Cemetery, Leeton.

KINSEY, Helen McMILLIAN
1919-1979
Clinton MO, 1979 - Mrs. Bernard Kinsey, the former Helen McMillian, died in Boise, Idaho, December 9. Mrs. Kinsey was born and reared in Deepwater, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Carl McMillian, both deceased. She is survived by her husband, Bernard, and son, Ray, of the home in Meriden, Idaho; two brothers, Saylor H. McMillian of Route #2, Deepwater, and Robert McMillian of Boise, Idaho; two aunts, Mrs. Ruby Johnson of Clinton and Mrs. Martha Johnson of Montrose. Funeral services were held Wednesday, December 12, at the Alden Waggoner Funeral Home, 5400 Fairview Avenue, Boise, Idaho.

KINSMAN, Dorothy F. SIMONDS
1925-1999
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Dorothy F. (Simonds) Kinsman, 74, Payson, Arizona, died Monday, July 26, 1999, at Payson. She was born February 24, 1925, in Kansas City, the daughter of Marion A. Simonds and Zelpha (Vivion) Simonds. She was a 1943 graduate of Paseo High School in Kansas City. She was also an accomplished keyboard musician, playing piano and organ. She co-owned and operated with her husband The Wholesale Air Conditioning Company, Inc. in San Diego, California. She was also a finance manager for DMZ Auto dealerships in San Diego. She is survived by her husband of 43 years Raymond Kinsman of the home in Payson; two daughters, Diana Brussel, Jerome, Idaho, and Theresa Johnson, Summerville, South Carolina; a son Kenneth Mike Kinsman, San Diego, California; five grandchildren, one great-grandchild; a brother Virgil Simonds; two aunts, Lula Bradley, Versailles, and Beulah Vivian Barnthouse, Kansas City, and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be Wednesday, August 4, at the Calhoun United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Calhoun Cemetery, under direction of Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor.

KINTZ, Don B.
1934-2007
Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery, Manila, Pettis Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Sep 17 2007 - Don B. Kintz, 73, Windsor, died early Saturday morning, September 15, 2007, at his home. He was born August 23, 1934, In Nelson, the son of Chesley Raymond Kintz and Verona Mae (Hubbard) Kintz. On November 14, 1954, In Sedalia, he married Shirley Maxine Irwin, who died June 25, 2007. He worked at a variety of jobs during his life. He was a school bus driver and custodian in Hollister for several years, a computer programmer in downtown Kansas City for several years and later a truck driver for the same company. The job that gave him the most pleasure and satisfaction was as the manager of the Camp Tall Chief Girl Scout Camp In Sand Springs, Oklahoma, where he worked for 15 years. He especially enjoyed teaching the Girl Scouts how to sail a boat, steer a canoe and ride a horse. He served his country as a member of the United States Army. He was an active member and deacon of the First Baptist Church, Windsor. Survivors include a daughter, B. Kay Pierson and her husband Rick, Albuquerque, New Mexico; two grandchildren, Ricky A. Pierson and Kori J. Pierson; two great-grandchildren, Talia Pierson and Jullan Jungeblut; two brothers, Richard "Dick" Kintz, Bates City, and Marvin Kintz, Pleasant Hill; numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by a sister Wanda McQuiddy. Funeral services will be Wednesday, September 19, at the First Baptist Church, Windsor. Burial will be in the Antioch Cemetery.

KINTZ, Shirley IRWIN
1935-2007
Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery, Manila, Pettis Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jun 28 2007 - Shirley Kintz, 71, Windsor, died Monday evening, June 25, 2007, at Golden Valley Hospital, Clinton. She was born October 31, 1935, in Springfork, Missouri, the daughter of M.V. Irwin and Fern Etta (Miller) Irwin. On November 14, 1954, in Sedalia, she married Don B. Kintz, who survives of the home. Mrs. Kintz was a homemaker and had worked as a cook at a Girl Scout Camp in Oklahoma for 10 years before retiring and moving to Missouri. She was a very active member of First Baptist Church, Windsor. In addition to her husband, Don, she is also survived by a daughter B. Kay Pierson and her husband, Rick, Albuquerque, New Mexico; two grandchildren, Ricky A. Pierson and Kori J. Pierson; a sister Geraldine Mitchell, Sedalia, and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a sister Lorraine. Funeral services will be Friday, June 29, at the First Baptist Church, Windsor. Burial will be at Antioch Cemetery, Manila.

KINYON, Daniel C.
1836-1902
Shawnee Mound Cemetery, Shawnee Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Missouri, Apr 26 1902 - At his late home, near Quarles, Friday morning, April 11, 1902, D.C. Kinyon departed this life, his fatal malady being paralysis. He was sick only one week and all that loving hands could do was to no avail, as it was the attack of the dread disease and his feeble constitution could not rally. He was born March 15, 1836 in Washington County, Illinois, where he grew to manhood and married. He came to this county in the winter of 1882 and always resided in the same vicinity, where he was a substantial farmer. His wife died in 1883 and five of their seven children are now living - Henry, Joseph, Lafayette, Lee and Joanna. He was again married in May of 1885 to Miss Jennie Tuttle and four of their six children survive him - Mary, Minnie, Addie and Elmer. Uncle Dan was a kind man and a member of Quarles Baptist Church. He had made his profession of religion when in his twenties and was a faithful follower of Christ for 46 years. Burial in the Shawnee Mound Cemetery.

KINYON, Daniel Lafayette
1867-1934
Englewood Cemetery (K), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Daniel L. (Lafe) Kinyon, prominent Henry county farmer, died Sunday, November 11, at his home three miles north of Clinton near Rest-a-while. About three years ago he suffered a stroke of paralysis from which he partially recovered and was able to have a share in the farm duties. Tuesday before his death, however, he was stricken again and gradually grew weaker until his death came. Mr. Kinyon had resided in Henry county since he was 15 years old. He was born March 4th, 1867, in Washington county, Ill., and was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Kinyon. He came with them to a farm near Quarles and completed his education at Comer school. In 1889 he and Miss Florence Gilbert were united in marriage and for several years they made their home near Huntingdale, later going to St. Clair county. They returned to Henry county and for about the past 15 years have lived on the farm north of Clinton where Mr. Kinyon died. Mr. Kinyon was a progressive farmer and his farm home an attractive, up-to-date place. When a young man, Mr. Kinyon was converted to the Christian Church, South at Huntingdale. In hiss more active days he was an enthusiastic worker in his church, but declining years made it difficult for him to take part in the services. His membership was transferred to the First M. E. Church in Clinton, after his marriage. Two sons, Rolla and Roy, are left to comfort their mother. Three brothers and three sisters also survive: Joseph S. and Lee Kinyon, near Clinton; Elmer Kinyon of Kansas City; Mrs. Charles Howe of Jericho Springs; Mrs. H. H. Kimes and Mrs. Ed Quillen north of Clinton. Funeral services were held at the First M. E. Church in Clinton on Tuesday. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery. The active pallbearers were nephews, Henry H. Kinyon of Columbia, Ivor Kinyon, Doc Gilbert, Denver Gilbert, W. E. Kinyon of Clinton, Earl Howe of Kansas City.

KINYON, Edward
1843-1903
Englewood Cemetery (K), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Missouri, Aug 8 1903 - Death of Edward Kinyon - Life's final parting of this good man from his family and friends occurred at his home six miles northeast of Clinton Saturday, August 1. About 11:30 a.m., he went out to bank up a pond but had only worked about ten minutes when he came in the house and lay down, telling them he felt like he was going to die. Medical aid was hastily summoned but he had received a paralytic stroke and was past human aid. His worthy family has received a loss "that only heaven's touch can heal." Born in Washington county, Ill. June 11, 1843; was 60 years old; was married to Miss Harriet Elizabeth Land October 22, 1863; came to Missouri in the fall of 1880. Ten children. The eight living are: Mrs. W. E. McHenry, Adrian, Bates county; Mrs. John Curtis, Wm. Riepe, Ross Kindred, Miss Venus Kinyon, E. W. Kinyon, Harvey Kinyon and Grover Kinyon. He was a Baptist for 42 years. The funeral was preached at his home and he was buried in Englewood.

KINYON, Henry Edward
1858-1933
Englewood Cemetery (K), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Henry Edward Kinyon died at his home six miles northeast of Clinton, at 6:05 p.m. Tuesday. He had been ill many months, and about Thanksgiving time it was thought his stay on earth could not be prolonged, but he improved and was able to be up at times. The last few weeks his condition had become much worse, and he suffered intensely until death came to release him. Henry Kinyon was born August 30, 1858, at Okawville, Washington Co., Ill. He had been a resident of Henry County since 1881, coming here then with his parents, the late Mr. and Mrs. Daniel C. Kinyon. Mr. Kinyon was united in marriage to Mary Frances Grant, February 28, 1889. She survives with four sons and two daughters: George F. Kinyon of Lubbock, Texas; Thomas E. and William E. Kinyon, who live near the home farm. Paul A. Kinyon who resides in the home of his parents; Miss Nell I. Kinyon, teacher in the Kansas City schools, and Miss Jewel Kinyon, who teaches art at Birmingham, Ala. Two sons survive from Mr. Kinyon's first marriage. They are: Daniel L. Kinyon, Gothenburg, Nebraska; Henry Kinyon, who lives in Canada. Three grandchildren survive: Thomas Kinyon Jr.,northeast of Clinton, and Misses Aileen and Dorothy Lee Kinyon of Gothenburg, Nebraska; also four brothers J. S., D. L., and Lee Kinyon, north of Clinton; Elmer of Kansas City; three sisters, Mrs. Charles Howe, Jericho Springs, Mo.; Mrs. Herbert Kimes near Huntingdale, and Mrs. Ed Quillen of Garland. Mr. Kinyon was converted in his youth and united with the Baptist church. He gave himself wholeheartedly to the service of the Lord. For many years he was a deacon in the Quarles Baptist church, and fulfilled the scriptural rules as he was always fine and clean in his dealings with man and God. His life and the teachings of the church inspired his children. It was the custom for the family to sit together in the services which they attended regularly. He had been a member of the Clinton Baptist church since he transferred his letter here when his children were attending high school in Clinton. Mr. Kinyon attended school in Illinois before coming to Henry County, but his education never ceased, as he always found new lessons in each experience of life, whether in work or recreation. His attractive modern bungalow was built on a hill, a lovely location, where he could look out daily and view the panorama of nature in her beauty. This home site may well be compared to Henry Kinyon's lofty outlook on life, for always he had the noblest and best aspirations, reached high goals and could look down and enjoy his surroundings, with the knowledge that he had chosen well. The many things he did for his friends and neighbors were done unostentiously. He was known as one of Henry County's most substantial citizens. He was one of the stockholders of the Peoples National Bank of Clinton and was a thoughtful member of the Board. In 1932 he helped organize the Union State Bank and was a stockholder. Mrs. Kinyon's life was proof of the value of following old-fashioned honesty axioms in business. He universally was known among his business associates as a man of unimpeachable character, nor did he have one code of ethics for his private life and another for his business life. He was public-spirited, but he was also private-spirited. His nature was to avoid attracting attention. His associates and friends in town or country had for the quite Henry Kinyon an unequaled admiration. There was something solid about him. No man merited a higher rating for both integrity and ability. His life was the gospel of True Fraternity. In the passing of Mr. Kinyon, the entire community loses a time-tested friend, an influential citizen and most gracious gentleman. The children of Mr. and Mrs. Kinyon have followed in their path and are good citizens. Each one has made a splendid place for himself. Mr. Kinyon believed in education for them, and sent his children to high school and college. Mr. Kinyon also had a forward look for his neighborhood, and was instrumental in seeing that the roads in that township were hard surfaced. The funeral will be conducted at the home Thursday. Burial in Englewood.

KINYON, Joseph Samuel
1863-1936
Englewood Cemetery (K), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Joseph S. Kinyon, one of Henry county's most esteemed and beloved residents, died at his home, 10 miles north of Clinton, at 5:40 p.m. Friday, June 12, of heart disease and complications which resulted in pneumonia. His health began to decline several months ago, but he was not confined to his bed until about four days before his death. He slipped into unconsciousness Tuesday evening of last week, so his last days were quiet and peaceful. During his illness, friends and kinsmen gave wonderful assistance in his care. The great circle of friends that he had made during his lifetime were generous in lending their time and energy in his care as a last proof of their loving devotion to their friend, and his relatives did all that was possible. Joseph Samuel Kinyon, son of Daniel and Anna Kinyon, was born September 26, 1863, in Washington county, Ill. As a young man, he came with his parents and other members of their family to Henry county, where he lived the rest of his life. He had spent the past 33 years on the farm north of Clinton, where was centered his deepest interests and greatest ambitions. He did principally grain farming and some livestock raising, which commanded much of his interest and energy. Always a forward looking farmer, he tried to keep abreast of new methods of farming and was held in high esteem by his neighbors, who often consulted him on questions about their crops and stock. During the years, he had increased considerably his farm by additional purchases, made possible by a thrifty nature and a solid business sense. Mr. Kinyon was a man of utmost patience and persistence, likable, honest, always taking a prominent and responsible part in community affairs, in every way an example for others to follow. Margaret Elizabeth Bence and Joseph S. Kinyon were married August 14, 1889, and soon after his marriage he joined the Huntingdale Baptist Church. A few years later, he transferred his membership to Quarles Baptist Church, where he remained a devoted member until his death. For many years he served his church as a member of the Board of Deacons and was treasurer for three terms. He rarely missed a church service until his health became such that he was unable to go, and he had never missed homecoming at his church since these annual events were inaugurated. The Quarles homecoming Sunday had been anticipated by him. Surviving Mr. Kinyon are his widow and their only son, Henry H. Kinyon, Columbia, Mo.; two granddaughters, Misses Ruth and Mabel Kinyon, Columbia; two brothers and three sisters, L. L. Kinyon, Mesdames Charles Howe, H. H. Kimes, Ed Quillan, of Henry County; Elmer Kinyon, Kansas City. Funeral services were Sunday, burial was in Englewood.

KINYON, Margie V. DUNN
1911-1995
Urich Cemetery, Bogard Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Margie Dunn Kinyon died October 18, 1995, at the age of 84. Margie was born August 22, 1911, the youngest of two children of Charles Clyde and Bessie Beach Dunn, four miles south of Urich. When Margie was two years old, the Dunn family moved from their farm to Urich where they owned and operated a restaurant and later a general merchandise store. Margie became a member of the Urich Baptist Church at an early age and joined the Clinton Methodist Church in 1988. After graduating from Urich High School she attended Springfield Teachers College (SWMU) and graduated from Central Missouri State Teachers College (CMSU) in Warrensburg in 1933 with a BS in education. She married Roy G. Kinyon of Clinton on April 27, 1944. They resided on a farm two miles north of Clinton where they farmed and raised livestock until Mr. Kinyon's death on December 17, 1965. Margie had one child, Peggy Ann born in 1936. Children were her greatest joy and rewards in life whether they be her daughter, her grandchildren, her great-grandchildren or her students. Mrs. Kinyon spent 33 years teaching school, including 29 years in Clinton as a third grade teacher at Hamilton, Washington and Jefferson Park schools. She was a dedicated teacher and loved by her students, many of whom kept in touch with her through the years. Her teaching philosophy was that every child was a unique individual and deserved to be treated as such. Through her love for teaching she showed her students that learning could be fun and exciting and there was more to learning than reading textbooks. Through her love of life she showed her students how to observe all the many wonders of God's world. She taught them to respect all things especially their parents and family. She taught them to be proud of who they were, to be proud to be an American and to love and respect the American flag and all it represents. (One of the first things she taught her great-grandson, Nicolas, was to salute the American flag.) After retiring from teaching in 1973, she was able to devote her time to gardening and in being a good neighbor and friend. Mrs. Kinyon was a member of Theta Sigma Upsilon Sorority; an officer in the Clinton Business and Professional Women's Club; life member of National Teachers Association and Missouri State Teachers Association; member of the Clinton Retired Teachers Association; volunteer with the American Red Cross Bloodmobile and various community and educational organizations. In 1968, Mrs. Kinyon moved from the family farm to Clinton where she resided until 1992 when she moved to St. Louis to be near her daughter Peggy and her family. Margie was a good neighbor and friend. She was a devoted daughter, sister, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother and will be greatly missed by all whose lives she touched. She was preceded in death by her parents, her only sister, Madge Steele, and her husband Roy. She is survived by her only child Peggy and her husband Jim Ragland, of Florissant; two granddaughters, Debora Ann Buerk of Seattle, Wa., and Linda Sue Little of Florissant; two great-grandchildren, Nicolas and Megan Little; cousins and many friends. Funeral services were held at Consalus Funeral Home on Monday, October 23. Burial was in the family plot in the Urich Cemetery.

KINYON, Mary Edna WOLFF
1883-1957
Funeral services will be held today (Thursday) for Mrs. Mary Kinyon of Twin Falls, a pioneer resident of Castleford, at the First Methodist Church in Buhl. Burial will be in the Buhl city cemetery under the direction of Albertson Funeral home. Mrs. Kinyon passed away at her home in Twin Falls at 8:08 a. m. Tuesday, at the age of 73. She was born Sept. 23, 1883, at Clinton, MO., and was married Jan. 27, 1910, at Sedalia, MO, to Harve A. Kinyon. They moved to Castleford in 1910 from Clinton, and farmed in that area until his death on Aug. 18, 1947. Mrs. Kinyon moved to California in 1950, and returned to Idaho in 1955 to make her home in Twin Falls. She was a member of the Castleford Methodist church. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Elaine Myers of Twin Falls, one brother, Charles Wolff of Clinton, and two grandchildren. (Note: Mary Edna Wolff Kinyon was the daughter of Jacob and Emma Johnston Wolff, of Clinton, MO.)

KINYON, Nina Maxine BEARDSLEE
1918-1998
Englewood Cemetery (K), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Maxine Kinyon died Thursday, November 19, 1998, at Clinton Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center at the age of 80 years and 24 days. Mrs. Kinyon was born October 24, 1918, in St. Clair County, the daughter of Clyde and Edna (Akers) Beardslee. She was married to Thomas W. Kinyon on October 17, 1942, in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Mr. Kinyon preceded her in death July 25, 1987. She was a homemaker and had lived in this area most of her life. She is survived by one son, Thomas William Kinyon and one daughter, Sharon Fritts, both of Clinton; four brothers, Bob Beardslee, Clinton, Leo Beardslee and Earl Beardslee, both of Osceola, Gene Beardslee, Raytown; two sisters, Mary Jane Mumford, Irving, Texas, and Margaret Adeline Drake, Osceola. Preceding her in death was a brother, Eldon Beardslee of Colorado Springs, Colorado. Funeral services were held Monday, November 23, at Consalus Chapel in Clinton, with in Englewood Cemetery.

KIPPLE, Martha E.
1831-1892
Stones Chapel Cemetery, Walker Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Eye, Jan 1982 - Martha E. Kipple, wife of E. Kipple, died January 24. She had a severe attack of grip, after which she took pneumonia. Born in Millersburg, Pa. and has resided in this country ever since 1880. A husband and four children survive. Burial at Stone's chapel.

KIRBY, Clarence C.
1917-1993
Englewood Cemetery (K), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Clarence C. Kirby was born March 4, 1917 in Lexington, the son of Elmer and Alma (Robinson) Kirby. He passed away February 2, 1993 at Research Medical Center in Kansas City, at the age of 75. Clarence was a veteran of the United States Navy. He married Juanita Billard on August 26, 1939, in Richmond, and to this union a son and a daughter were born. Mr. Kirby was a boilermaker with several construction companies. They lived in Iowa, Kansas and Missouri. A number of years ago, when their children were in school, they lived in Clinton and returned to Clinton twelve years ago when Mr. Kirby retired. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge, Clearwater, Ks. He is survived by his wife Juanita Kirby of the home; a daughter Diana Barron, and son-in-law John Barron of Semi Valley, Ca.; a sister Betty Plate of Lake Pomme de Terre, and ten grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son Clarence William Kirby. Funeral services were Friday, February 5, 1993 at Consalus Chapel Burial was in Englewood Cemetery.

KIRBY, Duane John "Butch"
1948-2014
Maplewood & Brownington Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
Duane "Butch" Kirby, age 65 years, of Clinton, Missouri passed away Monday, October 27, 2014 at Golden Valley Memorial Healthcare, Clinton, Missouri. Funeral services will be held Thursday, October 30, 2014 at the Vansant-Mills Chapel, Clinton, Missouri. Interment will be in Maplewood Cemetery, Brownington, Missouri. Butch was born December 23, 1948 in Clinton, Missouri the son of Roy and Rita (Bauer) Kirby. He enjoyed fishing, visiting, playing on the computer, and tending to his garden and flowers. His fondest memories were of times spent with his family after they moved back to their farm. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Virginia "Ginger," an infant son, Chad Roy Kirby, and one sister, Nancy Jane Kirby. Survivors include his sister, Kathy Tribble (Ron) of Montrose, Missouri, two step-granddaughters, one step-grandson, several step-grandkids, a niece, Robin Jolley (Bill), and dear family friend, Kay Gregory.

KIRBY, Ellen M.
1910-1996
Floral Hills Cemetery, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Ellen M. Kirby, 85, Urich, died Wednesday, January 17, 1996, at the home of her granddaughter, Sherry Heath, Raytown. Graveside services were Saturday, January 20, at the Floral Hills Cemetery. Mrs. Kirby was born September 5, 1910, in St. Joseph. With her late husband Henry, Mrs. Kirby worked extensively as a volunteer in the Circuit Breaker Project for the elderly. They helped start the Henry County Council on Aging, helped to organize travel for the elderly, and set up a nutrition site in Warsaw. Assisting in the founding of RSVP (Retired Senior Volunteer Persons) they were very active in that organization. Mrs. Kirby worked for many years, rehabilitating cast off dolls and dressing them for Christmas Cheer and child welfare, a division of family services. In 1985, she received the Urich Woman of the Year award for dressing and donating 108 dolls. Until leaving Kansas City in 1970, Mrs. Kirby was an active worker in the Democratic Party and contributed much time to many political campaigns of that era. Mrs. Kirby is survived by two daughters, Henrietta Johnston, and Dixie Laval, both of Raytown, five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

KIRBY, Irene C. BRIGGS
1905-1993
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Mrs. Irene C. Kirby, 88, of Windsor, died Saturday, December 4, at Truman Valley Health Care Nursing Home in Windsor. She was born February 23, 1905 in Dubuque, Iowa, the daughter of William Webster Briggs and Elizabeth Agnes Seeley Briggs. On June 2, 1923 in Plantville, Wisconsin, she married Philip Joseph Kirby, who preceded her in death March 7, 1986. Mrs. Kirby was a homemaker and a member of St. Bartholomew Catholic Church in Windsor. She is survived by two sons, Philip J. Kirby, Red Mountain, California, William J. Kirby, Windsor; a daughter, Betty Greife, Windsor; 10 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. The body was donated to the University of Missouri, Columbia School of Medicine, Department of Anatomy.

KIRBY, Juanita M. BILLARD
1922-2004
Englewood Cemetery (K), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Feb 11 2004 - Juanita M. Kirby, 81, Rockwall, Texas, died Thursday, February 5, 2004. Graveside services will be held Saturday, February 14, at Englewood Cemetery. She was born May 13, 1922, in Elmira, Missouri, the daughter of John and Isabella James Billard. Preceding her in death were her parents; husband Clarence C. Kirby, and son C. W. Kirby. Surviving is one daughter, Diana Baron and husband John S., Rockwall, Texas; one sister, Betty Straw and husband, Melvin, Colorado Springs, Colorado; nine grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

KIRBY, Luther
1881-1932
Maplewood & Brownington Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Sep 1932 - Luther Kirby first saw the light of day near Fairfield, Mo., on June 7, 1881, and was called to his eternal reward at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, September 22, 1932, death being due to complications. He had reached the age of 51 years, four months and fifteen days. At the age of twenty-two he was married to Miss Litha Mae Lopp. This union was blessed with six children. They are Mrs. Lena Richeson of Deepwater, Roy, Russell, John Robert, Esther and Hester of the home. Mr. Kirby had been in poor health for some time but his death came as a shock to his many friends. He and his family moved to Deepwater on February 10, 1906, where they have made their home ever since. He had been employed at the Dickey Clay Company Plant No. II for over 26 years. Several years ago he joined the Methodist Episcopal church of Deepwater, Missouri. He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters. He leaves to mourn his departure his beloved wife, his children named above, his granddaughter, Marjorie Richeson, one sister, Mrs. George Thornton of Weaubleau, Mo., two brothers, G. R. Kirby of Warsaw, Mo.; Zeb Kirby of Fristoe, Mo., besides other relatives and a host of friends. He will be sadly missed by wife, children and other relatives. The following out-of-town relatives were present: Mr. and Mrs. G. R. Kirby, Warsaw; Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Thornton, Weaubleau; Mrs. Jim Johnson, Osceola; Mrs. Aubrey Wickliff and son of Warsaw. After a brief service Friday afternoon at the home the remains were taken to the M. E. Church in Deepwater from whence the body was taken to the Brownington cemetery for interment.

KIRBY, Nancy J.
abt 1950-2008
Montrose Cemetery, Montrose, Deepwater Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jul 10 2008 - Nancy J. Kirby, 58, Appleton City, died Wednesday, July 9, 2008, at Ellett Memorial Hospital. Survivors include her sister Kathy Tribble of Montrose and brother Duane Kirby of Clinton. Graveside services will be Friday, July 11, at Montrose Cemetery.

KIRBY, Rita Ann BAUER
1925-2002
Montrose Cemetery, Montrose, Deepwater Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Nov 15 2002 - Rita Ann Kirby, the daughter of John J. and Margaret A. (Reichenberger) Bauer, was born March 13, 1925, in Montrose. She died at St. Joseph Health Center in Kansas on November 11, 2002, at the age of 77 years, seven months and 29 days. Mrs. Kirby lived most of her life in the Montrose area, but did live in Clinton and Deepwater for part of her earlier life. She owned and operated Rita's Beauty Shop in Montrose for many years. Rita loved her flowers and working in her yard. She enjoyed quilting, helping others and was a close friend to many people. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Roy W. Kirby, in 1960, and three brothers, Ralph, Vincent and Walter Bauer. She is survived by one son, Duane "Butch" Kirby and wife, Ginger, Clinton; two daughters, Nancy Kirby and Kathy and husband, Ron Tribble, both of Montrose, and one sister, Virginia and husband, Virgil Bradley, Clinton. Graveside services were Thursday, November 14, at the Montrose Cemetery. Hill & Son Funeral Home, Appleton City, was in charge of arrangements.

KIRBY, Roy W.
1905-1960
Maplewood & Brownington Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Eye, Clinton MO, Mar 10 1960 - Last rites for Roy W. Kirby were conducted Monday, March 7, at Hurst-Jansens Funeral Home, Deepwater. High Mass was held at the Clinton Holy Rosary Catholic Church March 8. Full military honors were in charge of the Clem P. Dickinson Post of the American Legion, Clinton, of which he was a member. Interment was in Maplewood Cemetery, Brownington. Roy W. Kirby, son of Luther and Letha Lapp Kirby, who was born Dec. 29, 1905, at Fairfield, Mo., died March 4, 1960 at Veterans Hospital, Kansas City, where he had been a patient since Nov. 19, 1959. He had been in failing health the past two years. When he was 8 years old his parents moved to Deepwater which since had been his home. He was employed by the Coal Company now known as Peabody for 24 years before ill health forced his retirement. He served 42 months with the Army during WWII receiving basic training as combat engineer. His overseas duty was in the South Pacific area of operation as a heavy truck driver. He was an avid sportsman especially interested in fishing. He was of the Catholic faith. On Feb. 4, 1948 he married Miss Rita Bauer of Montrose. Three children who survive blessed this union; Duane age 11, Nancy age 10 and Katherine 20 months. Other survivors besides his wife and children of the home in Deepwater are his mother, Mrs. Letha Kirby, Deepwater; two brothers, Russell and John Robert Kirby also of Deepwater; three sisters, Mrs. Joe Richeson, Kansas City, Mrs. R. L. Rader, St. Louis, Mrs. Vernon Hendrix, Deepwater. He was preceded in death by his father in 1932.

KIRBY, Virginia Lee "Ginger" McQUEEN
1946-2009
Maplewood & Brownington Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jul 13 2009 - Virginia Lee "Ginger" Kirby, daughter of Luther Ellsworth and Lucy Mae (Hart) McQueen, was born Jan. 13, 1946, in Clinton, and died at Kansas University Medical Center, Kansas City, Kansas, on June 16, 2009, at the age of 63 years. Ginger worked at the Rival Manufacturing Company in Clinton for 36 years, retiring as a supervisor over Quality Control. She was a member of the Eagles Aerie 3667 of Clinton. She was preceded in death by her parents, Luther and Lucy Mae Hart McQueen; one brother, Buddy Ray McQueen, and one stepson, Chad Roy Kirby. Ginger is survived by her husband, Duane J. "Butch" Kirby of the home; one daughter, Scherry Fowler of Clinton; one brother, LeRay Hart of Clinton; two sisters, Wanda Kay Hodges of Calhoun and Charlotte Spencer of Deepwater; three grandchildren, Becky Jones, Brian Jones and Mary Fowler; two great-grandchildren, Braxton Copeland and Jaydon Jones, as well as other relatives and friends. Graveside services were held at the Maplewood Cemetery, Brownington, on Saturday, June 20.

KIRCHHOFF, Helen Elizabeth YOUNG
1930-2002
Saint John Cemetery, Emma, Lafayette Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 10 2002 - Mrs. Helen Elizabeth Kirchhoff, 71, Concordia, died Tuesday, April 9, 2002, at her home. She was born October 9, 1930, in rural Clinton, the daughter of John Ficklin and Esther (Schmidli) Young. She married Leland Kirchhoff in Clinton, March 30, 1958. Funeral services will be Friday, April 12, at St. John United Church of Christ, Emma, Missouri, with burial in St. John Cemetery, Emma. She was a member of the St. John United Church of Christ, Emma. She received her Bachelors in Education from Central Missouri State college in Warrensburg in 1952. She received her Masters in Education from George Peabody College for Teachers in Nashville, Tennessee, in 1958. She taught first and second grade in Kansas City and Mexico, Missouri school systems. She was also involved in St. John United Church of Christ Lay Fellowship, taught Sunday School, was church pianist, member of church choir and church council, member of the Blackburn and Alma Home Economers. She lived the majority of her life in the Clinton and Concordia areas. She is survived by her husband, Leland, of the home, and one daughter Sally Kirchhoff of Oregon, Missouri; two brothers, John W. Young and his wife, Viola, Houston, Texas, and Richard F. Young and his wife, Mary Frances, Clinton; one sister-in-law, Jeannette Young of Independence. She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Robert L. Young.

KIRK, John H.
1921-1998
Oak Ridge Memory Gardens, Independence, Jackson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Dec 17 1998 - John H. Kirk, 77, Clinton, formerly of Independence, died Tuesday, December 15, 1998, at Bothwell Regional Health Center in Sedalia. Graveside interment services will be Friday, December 18, at Oak Ridge Memory Gardens. Mr. Kirk was born April 28, 1921, in Springfield. He served in the U.S. Air Force during WWII. He was employed at Armco Steel for 30 years, retiring in 1980. He was active in the Local United Steel Workers Union, and a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles. He enjoyed hunting and fishing. Mr. Kirk was preceded in death by his daughter Vickie Gifford in 1980. He is survived by his wife Audrey Kirk of the home; four children, Donna Starr, Buckner, Arthur McIrvin, Mesa, Arizona, Johnetta Wheeler, Edgerton, and Karen Jo Kellner, Independence; nine grandchildren; six and 8/9th great-grandchildren; a brother Bill Kirk, Springfield, and other relatives and friends.

KIRK, Roy Dale
1957-2006
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jun 16 2006 - Roy Dale "Uncle Roy" Kirk, 48, of Clinton, Missouri, died Wednesday, June 14, 2006 at the St. Joseph Health Center, Kansas City, Mo. Roy was born November 28, 1957, in Kansas City, Mo., the son of James Newton Kirk and Mary Elizabeth (Cox) Kirk. He had spent time farming and also enjoyed working on cars. Surviving are two daughters, Cathryn Bledsoe of Indiana, and Sheila Rena Kirk, Clinton, Mo.; a son, Roy James Kirk, Green Ridge, Mo.; a sister, Shirley Terry, Clinton, Mo.; two brothers, Clarence James Kirk, Lady Lake, Florida, and Carl Ervin Kirk, Cameron, Mo.; three granddaughters; a grandson; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, cousins, aunts, and uncles. He was preceded in death by his parents and a daughter, Mary Ellen Kirk. Cremation.

KIRK, Walter Junior "Jack"
1941-2001
Englewood Cemetery (K), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 29 2001 - Walter Junior "Jack" Kirk was born August 20, 1941, in Osceola, to Walter and Nellie Teters Kirk, and he died Tuesday, January 23, 2001, at his home. He was an intrastate truck driver. On March 16, 1998, he married Patricia L. Vest. He was preceded in death by his parents, Walter and Nellie Kirk; four brothers, James Kirk, Earl Kirk, Virgil Kirk and Floyd Kirk, and one sister, Mary Lewellen. He is survived by his wife, Pat, of the home; five sons, Charles Brewer of Independence, Patrick Brewer of Clinton, Dusty Kirk of Lowry City, James Kirk of Clinton, and Shannon Kirk of Clinton; two daughters, Cheryl Weibley of Osceola and Pamela Otto of Clinton; five step-children, Tammy Stauch, Tony Stauch of Kansas City, Kansas, Teresa Robbins of Pittsburgh, Roger Williamson of Bolivar and April Smalley of Buffalo; three sisters, Cornelia Barnham of Rockville, Margie Cornett of Creighton and Carol Smith of Lowry City; 21 grandchildren, other relatives and friends. Funeral services were Saturday, at Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

KIRSHER, Alfreda O.
1909-1992
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Funeral services were held Monday, June 8, at the Community Christian Church in Round Rock, Texas, for Mrs. Alfreda O. Kirsher of Pflugerville, Texas, formerly of Clinton. She died Friday, June 5, 1992 at Round Rock Hospital at the age of 82. She lived in Clinton for many years before moving to Pflugerville two years ago. Her husband Walter died in 1991. Mrs. Kirsher was very active in the Clinton Christian Church where, for many years she directed the Easter pageant. She was a native of Newton, Kansas. She is survived by two daughters, Donna Crothers of Pflugerville and Wauneita VanNatta of Raymore; four grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren. Hendersons-Beck Funeral Home of Round Rock was in charge of arrangements.

KIRSHER, Walter Simpson
1905-1991
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Walter Simpson Kirsher, 85, formerly of Clinton, died Wednesday, July 24, 1991. He was born November 4, 1905, in Green, Iowa, and had retired from Southwestern Bell 23 years ago. He lived in Clinton until a year ago. Survivors are his wife, Alfreda Kirsher of Pflugerville, Texas; two daughters, Donna Crothers of Pflugerville and Wauneita VanNatta of Raymore; four grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be Saturday, July 27, in the Community Christian Church of Round Rock, Texas. Cremation. Condra Funeral Home of Round Rock is in charge of arrangements.

KISER, Clayton H.
1915-1991
Cable Ridge Cemetery, Climax Springs, Camden Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Clayton H. Kiser, 75, died Friday, November 22, 1991, at the Harry S. Truman Veterans Hospital in Columbia. He was born near Edwards on December 22, 1915, the son of W. H. and Ella May Walker Kiser. He grew up in the Edwards and Knobby community. On April 22, 1942, he was inducted into the United States Army serving as a veteran of World War II. Following his discharge in 1946, he returned to Edwards until 1968. He then moved to Higginsville where he worked at a handicap school until 1976. He later moved to Butler and then Wooldridge three years ago due to ill health. He is survived by three sisters, Ella May Dority of Wooldridge, Thelma Balke of Blackburn, and Irene Smith of Higginsville; several nieces and nephews, relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by one brother and two sisters. Funeral services were held Tuesday, November 26, at Reser Funeral home. Burial was in Cable Ridge Cemetery.

KISNER, Effie Viola DAVIS
1900-1981
Higginsville City Cemetery, Higginsville, Lafayette Co, MO
Higginsville Advance, Higginsville MO, April 1 1981 - Mrs. Effie Viola Kisner, 80, died Saturday, March 28 at Lexington Memorial Hospital. She had been in ill health the past three and a half years. Funeral services were held Tuesday, March 31 in the Baptist Church. Interment was in Higginsville City Cemetery. She was born November 23, 1900 in Brownington, the daughter of Richard L. and Martha Williams Davis. She was married to William Ezra Kisner March 25, 1917 and he preceded her in death February 18, 1972. Mrs. Kisner was a member of the First Baptist Church of Higginsville. She was a housewife during her married life and had been a resident of Higginsville since 1942. Survivors are four sons, Glen W. Kisner, Centerville, Richard G. Kisner, Independence, Russell D. Kisner, Corder and Allen L. Kisner, Brazil; four daughters, Mrs. Ruth (Herbert) Jensen, Salt Lake City, Utah, Mrs. Claris Gregg, Harrisonville and Mrs. Martha Goring and Mrs. Bonnie Gassen, both of Higginsville; 34 grandchildren, 63 great grandchildren and a great, great grandchild. A son and two sisters preceded her in death.

KISNER, Robert F. "Bobby"
1953-2005
Harmony Cemetery, Monegaw Twp, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Sep 6 2005 - Robert F. "Bobby" Kisner, 53, Kansas City, died Friday, September 2, 2005, in Independence. Funeral services will be Wednesday, September 7, at the Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel in Osceola. Burial will be in Harmony Cemetery, near Appleton City.

KISNER, William Ezra
1895-1972
Higginsville City Cemetery, Higginsville, Lafayette Co, MO
Kansas City Times, Saturday, Feb 19 1972 - Clinton MO: William E. Kisner, 77, Higginsville, Mo. died yesterday at a hospital here. Mr. Kisner was born in Leesville, Mo. And had lived in Higginsville more than 50 years. He was a retired farmer. He was a member of the First Baptist Church, Higginsville. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Effie Kisner of the home; four sons, Richard Kisner, 756 Dover Drive, Independence; Glen Kisner, Centerview, Mo.; Russell Kisner, Waverly, Mo.; Allen Kisner, Higginsville; four daughters, Mrs. Ruth Jensen, Salt Lake City, Utah; Mrs. Claris Gregg, 6709 Independence; Mrs. Betty Goring and Mrs. Bonnie Gassen, both of Higginsville; a sister, Mrs. Mary Edna Sorrells, Calhoun, Mo.; 30 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren. Services will be Sunday at the Hoefer Chapel, Higginsville, burial in Higginsville Cemetery. (Note: he was the son of George and Nancy Elizabeth Chastain Kisner)

KISTLER, Darwin Solomon
1882-1949
Englewood Cemetery (K), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - D. S. Kistler was born Sept. 29, 1882, at Stevens, Mo., near Columbia, the only son of Wilson S. and Margaret Long Kistler, and died Nov. 1, 1949, at his home in Huntingdale. As a youth of 15 years, he joined the Christian Church at Stevens where he left his membership throughout his life. His mother died when he was two years of age and his Grandmother Kistler helped rear him and his two sisters, Mrs. Beulah Lassner of Springfield, and Mrs. Bertha White, who has lived the past 22 months in the Kistler home. He came to Henry County in 1906, and lived southwest of Clinton in the Independence neighborhood. Some 30 years ago he moved to Huntingdale where he was the village blacksmith , always doing his work with skill and precision. He was married to Emma Hetherington Aug. 24, 1916, and to this union was born one daughter, Mary Jane, now Mrs. Homer Leslie of China Lake, Calif., who has been in Missouri for about three months. There is one granddaughter, 2 1/2 month-old Peggy Lee Leslie. Jack, as he was better known to all his friends, was indeed a devoted husband, brother and father, as well as a good neighbor and friend. He bravely bore, the pain and suffering of more than a two year illness that necessitated hospitalization many times. He was an Odd Fellow for 25 years, always active in the work. He will be sadly missed by family and community. The last rites were conducted Thursday at the Vansant Funeral Home. Burial at Englewood Cemetery.

KITCHEN, Martin A. Maj.
1822-1898
Englewood Cemetery (K), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Dec 3 1898 - Martin A. Kitchen, one of our oldest and highly respected citizens, departed this life Sunday, November 27 at his home on South Main Street, after only a few hours of sickness. Deceased was born in New Jersey November 20, 1822 and was married at Logan, Ohio Sept. 17, 1855 to Martha Jane Cline, who preceded him to that better land Feb. 15, 1876. He served as major of Osage Co. Mo. Home Guards during the war and in 1886 he was elected mayor of this city and a better officer has never served. He leaves five children to mourn the loss of a kind and loving father. Two children also are awaiting him in that other land.

KIZER, Philip Edwin "Bill"
1914-2005
Mineral Creek Cemetery, Leeton, Johnson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Oct 31 2005 - Philip Edwin (Bill) Kizer, 91, Warrensburg and formerly of Clinton and Hickman Hills, died Friday, October 28, 2005, at Western Missouri Medical Center in Warrensburg. He was born May 11, 1914 in Palmyra, the son of Philip Kizer and Josephine Rightmeyer Kizer. He received a Bachelor's Degree in dairy from University of Missouri at Columbia and had worked for the Missouri University Extension Office in Osceola. He also had been a farm machinery salesman for Ferguson Implement Co. in Kansas and sold seed corn in Iowa, news reporter for the Muscatine Journal in Muscatine, Iowa, security guard for Pinkerton Security in Kansas City, school bus driver for Center School District in Kansas City and had co-owned and operated with his wife, Flowers by Ferdinand in Warrensburg. He was an Army veteran of World War II. He was stationed on the coast of California and assisted with balloon surveillance. He was a member of the American Legion in Clinton and was a Baptist. On December 31, 1952, in Chilhowee, he married Anna Bancroft who survives at their home in Clinton. Also surviving are two daughters, Kim Frasher and husband Jim,m Leeton, and Sybill Amelon and husband Joe, Columbia; a granddaughter, Laurie E. Frasher, Eureka Springs, Arkansas. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Elizabeth Kizer and Margaret Howard and three brothers, Robert Marion and Howard Kizer. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, November 2, at Williams Funeral Chapel in Warrensburg. Burial will follow in Mineral Creek Cemetery, Leeton.

KLEIN, Selma D. DOERFLINGER
1912-1997
Appleton City Cemetery, Appleton City, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Graveside services for Selma D. Klein, 84, Appleton City, were held at the Appleton City Cemetery Thursday, May 15. Selma D. Klein, daughter of John A. and Anna L. (Stevener) Doerflinger, was born June 26, 1912, in Appleton City. She died in Montrose on Tuesday, May 13, 1997. Mrs. Klein traveled to many places throughout the United States with her husband Carl, in their working years. Upon retirement they spent their time between Ft. Myers, Florida, and Appleton City. Mrs. Klein worked as a medical secretary for the United States government for most of her working years. She was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church and the Order of the Eastern Star, Olive Branch Chapter #157 in Appleton City. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Carl, and her brother John Doerflinger. She is survived by her sister Leota Crain, and brother-in-law Ralph B. Crain of North Kansas City; two nieces, Karen Kinney and Robin Haffner, and two nephews, Michael Doerflinger and Stephen Crain and his wife Pat.

KLEINE, Mary Virginia HUDSON
1911-2012
Laurel Oak Cemetery (K), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Mary Virginia Kleine, age 100, of Lincoln, formerly of St. Joseph, Missouri passed away Wednesday, March 21, 2012 at the Lincoln Community Nursing Home in Lincoln, Missouri. She was born Mary Virginia Hudson, the fourth of five children of Mary Susan (Givens) and William Cord Hudson on September 24, 1911 in Pettis County, Missouri near Windsor, Missouri. She attended Elm Branch Country School thru the 8th grade and graduated from Windsor High School in 1929 and then attended Springfield Business University, graduating in 1930. In 1941 she was united in marriage to Otto H. Kleine. During the war years, she lived in New Orleans, where she worked for the war department. She then moved to San Antonio and worked for Seidel Farms. After the war they moved to St. Joseph, where she lived most of her life. She worked for the American National Bank for twenty-seven years until she retired. Virginia is a member of Wyatt Park Baptist Church. She is a past president of American Legion Auxiliary Post 356, The Forty and Eight, as well as several other organizations. She was lucky to be able to take several trips to many different foreign countries. In 2000, she sold her home in St. Joseph and moved to John Knox Village in Lee's Summit, Missouri and then in 2009, she moved to Lincoln, Missouri, living at Lakeside Suites Assisted Living and then to Lincoln Community Care Center. She is preceded in death by her husband, parents, two brothers and two sisters. She is survived by two nephews, Larry Hudson, and his wife Judy, of Warsaw, Missouri, and Bob Coit, and his wife JoAnn, of Leesville, Missouri, two nieces, Jackie Ashen and Sue Haig, both of Overland Park, Kansas, several other great and great-great nieces and nephews. Graveside services for Virginia Kleine will be held Saturday, March 24, 2012 at the Laurel Oak Cemetery, in Windsor, Missouri.

KLEINSORGE, Catherine KLOER
1868-1938
Clinton MO - Mrs. Theodore Kleinsorge, who has been the past year at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Joe Bettels, of near Germantown, reached the end of life's long way at 8:30 p.m. Saturday, July 30. Catherine Kloer was born at Germantown, June 26, 1868, the daughter of Will Kloer, native of Germany, and Frances Sickman Kloer, respected farmers of the community. Reared in the Catholic church she was also educated by the Sisters of the St. Ludger's parish and in the due course of years became the bride of Theodore Kleinsorge, continuing to live near her girlhood home. Farming in the Montrose-Germantown community, they established another substantial home and reared their family, respected, worthy, thrifty, good and fine citizens, who are surrendered with regret, even to eternity. Surviving Mrs. Kleinsorge are one brother, William Kloer of Montrose, and a sister Mrs. Frances Borer of Yuma, Ariz.; and six children, four sons, Vincent, Tony, Frank and William, who live at Westphalia, Kans., where their mother had been for some time until about a year ago, also two daughters, Mrs. Rose Bettels, above mentioned, and Mrs. Anna Lohkamp. The body was taken to Westphalia Monday morning by the Wilkinson Service and mass was Tuesday at St. Theresa church followed by interment in the local cemetery.

KLIMP, Thomas Henry Jr.
1947-2004
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 3 2005 - Thomas Henry Klimp Jr. was born February 13, 1947, to Thomas Henry Klimp Sr. and Margaret (Miller) Klimp in Chicago, Illinois. He died December 13, 2004, at Golden Valley Hospital, Clinton. Tom grew up with his twin sisters, Margaret and Carol, and two younger brothers, Ted and Bob. In 1951 he moved to his grandpa's farm in Lake Village, Indiana. In 1959, the family moved to Demotte, Indiana. Tom attended a Christian school and then entered into a public high school in Demotte. He graduated in May 1965 and in June 1965, at the age of 18, Tom entered into the Navy. He served on the ship U.S.S. Hull until May 1969, honorably discharged. Tom, his father and his two brothers each served in a different branch of the military. Tom Sr. served in the Army/Air Force for six years in World War II and a prisoner of war for 19 months. Tom Jr. served in the Navy for four years. Robert served in the Army for two years, and Theodore served three years in the United States Marine Corps. All of the boys are Vietnam vets. On October 18, 1969, Tom was united in marriage to Johnitta Sue McClendon. They had one daughter Melva, and a son Tommy. Tom worked for Sprint for 35 years. He had several jobs within the company in Clinton, a lineman, a cable splicer, an installer repairman and a facility coordinator in Warrensburg. He enjoyed working alongside and telling stories with the many friends he made there. Tom was a member, deacon and superintendent of the Deepwater Church of the Brethren. He was very strong in his faith and belief. He always knew just what to say. Tom belonged to the Clinton Country Club for many years where he loved to spend time golfing. He was an active member of the Clinton VFW Chapter. Tom and Johnnie and their best friends, Jan and Jerry Day, put a band together called the 2+2. Tom was a very talented bass singer and guitar player. They all enjoyed doing this together for about 27 to 28 years. Not only did they play music together, but the four frequently spent time playing cards, popping popcorn and enjoyed each other's company. Tom had three grandchildren, twins Alex and Andy, and Allison. They were his pride and joy. He spent a lot of time traveling to Alex and Andy's wrestling meets, which he wouldn't miss for the world. And of course he taught the twins how to golf. Dada and Alli loved playing games together, having tea parties and watching The Lion King. Tom was preceded in death by his son Tommy; his mother and father Thomas Henry Klimp Sr. and Margaret (Miller) Klimp; a niece Charlotte Solomon, and a great-niece Emilia Yeary. Survivors include his wife Johnnie; daughter and son-in-law Melva and Will Hamilton; three grandchildren Alex, Andy and Allison; twin sisters Margaret Lucas and husband Robert, and Carol Solomon and husband Charles; two brothers, Ted Klimp and wife Toni, and Bob Klimp; mother-in-law Maxine McClendon; aunt Geraldine Bryant; 15 nieces and nephews, 25 great-nieces and nephews and their very special friends Jan and Jerry Day. Funeral services were held at Vansant-Mills Chapel, Clinton, Thursday, December 16. Burial was in Clinton Memory Gardens Cemetery, Clinton.

KLINE, Charles H. "Chuck" Jr.
1957-2012
Englewood Cemetery (K), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Charles "Chuck" H. Kline, Jr. age 54 of Clinton, Missouri passed away Saturday, March 31, 2012 at Golden Valley Memorial Hospital, Clinton. Funeral Services will be Thursday, April 5, 2012 at Northeast Baptist Church, Clinton, with interment in Englewood Cemetery. Chuck worked at Hilty Quarries as a plant operator for 15 years. He was a member of the Clinton Elks Lodge and Northeast Baptist Church, Clinton. Survivors include his wife, Kaylene of the home; two sons Charles H. Kline, III and Matthew Kline (Rebecca Singleton) both of Clinton; his mother Mary L. Kline, Clinton; two brothers Michael Kline and Johnny Ingham (Ginny) both of Clinton; one sister Dee Radford, Clinton; five grandchildren, Charles H. Kline, IV, Austin Kline, Ethan Kline, Maliki Kline, and Sean Singleton; mother-in-law Patricia Pickens, Urich; brothers-in-law Marty Burton, Austin, Texas, Ron Burton, Castlerock, Colorado, and Ken Pickens, Urich; sister-in-law Joyce Burton Lowe (Barry), Castlerock, Colorado; and several nieces and nephews.

KLINE, Charles H. Sr.
abt 1943-2002
Parklawn (Memorial Park) Cemetery, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Mar 6 2002 - Charles H. Kline Sr., 59, Kansas City, died Sunday, March 3, 2002. Graveside services will be Saturday, March 9, at Parklawn Cemetery, Kansas City. He is survived by two brothers, Edward Kline and Jerry Gibson, both of Kansas City; two sons, Charles Kline Jr. of Clinton and Michael Kline of Independence, and one daughter, Dee Radford of Clinton, seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

KLINE, Daniel Seeley
1865-1933
Englewood Cemetery (K), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - A former resident of Clinton died. Daniel Seeley Kline died Thursday afternoon, April 6th, after a long illness, at the home of his daughter Mrs. Anna Hurlbut, 619 South Clay, Springfield, where he had been a year. Deceased was born in Illinois, May 21, 1865, which made him 67 years, 11 months and 16 days old. He was reared in Boonville, Mo., and the greater part of the last 45 years of his life were in Clinton. He had followed the pottery trade since early life, spending many years in the old pottery that was located on North Seventh street, here. For the past 33 years, he had been a member of the Woodman of the World Lodge. Mr. Kline is survived by his wife Rosa; four sons, Clarence S., Harry and Robert L. of Clinton; Jean H. of Kansas City, one daughter Mrs. Hurlbut of Springfield; a granddaughter Helen Jean Kline of Clinton, and a sister Mrs. Mame Schroder of Kansas City. The body was brought to the home of the son Clarence, Friday afternoon, and Saturday, afternoon services were conducted at the Baptist Church. Interment was in Englewood.

KLINKSICK, Harold W.
1911-1992
Prairie City Cemetery, Prairie Twp, Bates Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Harold W. Klinksick, 80, Rockville, died Tuesday, March 17, 1992, at a hospital in Butler. He was a lifelong Rockville area resident. Mr. Klinksick was a farmer and rancher. He was a member of the Faith United Church of Christ, Prairie City, Mo. He was a Navy veteran. Survivors include his wife Elsie Klinksick of the home; two sons, Bill Klinksick, Rockville, and Dan Klinksick, Lee's Summit; a daughter, Connie Cook, Urich; two brothers, Gene Klinksick, Butler, and Floyd Klinksick, Rockville; two sisters, Allene Solito, Rockville, and Opal Hanna, Minneapolis; 12 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Services will be Friday at the Underwood Steinbeck Chapel, Butler; burial in Prairie City Cemetery.

KLOER, Dennis J.
1921-2002
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Oct 14 2002 - Dennis J. Kloer, 82, Scammon, Kansas, died Thursday, October 10, 2002, at St. John's Regional Medical Center in Joplin, after being in ill health for several years. He was born February 18, 1921, to Joseph Kloer and Cecelia Englehart Kloer in Montrose. He served in the United States Army from 1942-45. On April 8, 1942, he married Hazel B. Billbe in Montrose. She died November 8, 1997. He worked as a coal miner for the P and M Coal Company for 22 years, before retiring in 1974. He also was a self-employed carpenter. He was a member of the St. Bridget's Catholic Church, Scammon, Kansas; a third degree knight in the Knights of Columbus, Scammon, Kansas, and the VFW of Oswego, Kansas. He is survived by five sons, Lee D. Kloer, Baudette, Minnesota, Ronald M. Kloer, Columbus, Kansas, Larry J. Kloer, Fletcher Oklahoma, Noah J. Kloer, Topeka, Kansas, Kevin Kloer, Columbus, Kansas; one brother, Robert Kloer, Burley, Idaho; 21 grandchildren and 35 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife; parents; one daughter, Mary Angela Kloer; one son, Stephen Edward Kloer; two brothers, Morris Kloer and Harold Kloer. Mass of Christian Burial was held Monday, October 14, at the St. Bridget's Catholic Church in Scammon, Kansas.

KLOER, Harold "Slim"
1936-1996
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Harold "Slim" Kloer, 70, died Wednesday, March 6, 1996, at Cassia County Memorial Hospital in Idaho. He was born and raised in Montrose. On June 1, 1948, he married Audrey Mae Sargent. Eight children were born to this union and two preceded him in death. Services will be Saturday, March 9, at Little Flower Catholic Church, Burley, Idaho. Burial will be in Twin Falls, Idaho.

KLOER, Hazel BILLBE
1923-1997
Saint Bridget Cemetery, Scammon, Cherokee Co, KS
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Hazel B. Kloer, 74, Scammon, Kansas, died Saturday morning, November 8, 1997, at the Maude Norton Memorial City Hospital in Columbus, Kansas. She had been in failing health for the past two months. She was born February 10, 1923, in Callaway, Nebraska, to Noah and Martha D. Jones Billbe. She came to Scammon, Kansas, in 1966, moving from Montrose. She married Dennis Kloer on April 8, 1942, in Montrose. He survives at the home. She was the owner and operator of Hazel's Upholstery Shop for nearly 25 years. She retired from the business in 1985. She was a member of the St. Bridget's Catholic Church, the St. Bridget's Altar Society, and the Legion of Mary in Montrose. Survivors include her husband of the home; five sons, Ron Kloer and Jerry Kloer, both of Scammon, Kansas, Kevin Kloer of Columbus, Kansas, Lee Kloer of Baudette, Minnesota, and Larry Kloer of Fletcher, Oklahoma; two brothers, Robert Billbe of Noel and Ralph Billbe of Oldtown, Idaho; two sisters, Norma Divelbiss of Pratt, Kansas, and Betty Thomas of Chino Hills, California; 21 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, John Billbe, Paul Billbe and Joe Billbe; four sisters, Goldie Lashley, Inda Moore, Cynthia Cross and Patricia Amos; one daughter Mary Angela, and one son Steven Edward Kloer. Mass of Christian Burial will be Tuesday, November 11, at the St. Bridget's Catholic Church in Scammon, Kansas, with burial in the St. Bridget's Catholic Cemetery.

KLOER, Joseph William
1894-1974
St. Marys Cemetery, Montrose, Deepwater Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Eye, Thursday, July 4 1974 - Joseph William Kloer, 80, of Montrose, died June 21, at a nursing home in Oswego, Kansas, where he had been a patient for one year. The funeral mass was conducted June 24, at the Immaculate Conception Church in Montrose. Interment was in the church cemetery under the direction of the Eckhoff Funeral Home. Mr. Kloer was employed many years at the Calhoun Hatchery in Montrose. He was born April 4, 1894, the son of William J. and Theresa Meyers Kloer. His first wife, the former Cecilia Engelhart, died April 7, 1960. Mrs. Mary Schussler of Germantown and Mr. Kloer were married in 1963. Mary Schussler Kloer died in 1970. Surviving are four sons: Dennis of Scammon, Kansas, Maurice of Montrose, Harold and Robert of Murtaugh, Idaho; three stepdaughters; two stepsons; one sister, Mrs. Mary Lesmeister of Clinton; 20 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren.

KLOIBER, Katheryn L. SAMPSON BROWN
1924-1997
Englewood Cemetery (K), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Katheryn L. Kloiber, 72, Clinton, formerly of Kansas City, died Monday, August 25, 1997, at the home of her daughter, Diana Eager. Katheryn was born in Brownington and had lived in Kansas City for 33 years before she moved to Clinton in October 1996. Katheryn was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Frank Kloiber; one great-grandson, Eric Shipley; one sister, Louise Elliott, and one brother, Cecil E. Sampson. She is survived by one son, Jeffery Brown of Overland Park, Kansas; one daughter, Diana Eager, of the home; one brother, Charles E. Sampson, Jr. of Urich; three sisters, Geneva Cline of Lowry City, Joanna Crowder of Brownington, and Joyce Westhoff of Belton; six grandchildren, Randy, Cheryl, Darrell, Bryan, Kimberly and Jennifer, and nine great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held on August 27 at Vansant-Mills Funeral Home. Burial was at Englewood Cemetery in Clinton.

KLOPFENSTINE, Elmer C. "Roxie"
1923-1997
Lowry City Cemetery, Lowry City, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Elmer C. "Roxie" Klopfenstine, 72, Osceola, died Thursday, August 7, 1997, at Balanced Care in Hermitage. He was a member of the Vista Methodist Church. He was an Army veteran of World War II. He was a commander of Sac Osage Post 4197 in 1973-1974. He was a member of VFW 9997 in Kansas City from 1950-1962. He is survived by five sons, Allen Klopfenstine and Harold Klopfenstine, both of Independence, Stanley of Cocoa Beach, Florida, Gil of Prairie Home, and Gary of Sugar Creek; one daughter Jimmie Klopfenstine, Independence; one stepdaughter Betty Frost of Lowry City; one brother Ben Klopfenstine of Oklahoma City, Ok.; three sisters, Lauretta Dumler of Beaverton, Oregon, Leota Korns of Durango, Colorado, and Hazel Hull of North Kansas City; 18 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. Graveside services will be Sunday, August 10, at the Lowry City Cemetery.

KLOTE, Elizabeth J. "Betty" GOODWIN
1931-2017
Englewood Cemetery (K), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Betty J. (Goodwin) Klote, 85, of Columbia, Missouri passed away December 4, 2017 in Columbia, Missouri. Mrs. Klote was born December 20, 1931 in Edina, Missouri, to Theresa and Clayton Goodwin.  She married Jerry D. Klote on December 26, 1950. Mrs. Klote was a bookkeeper most all of her life and at one time was a part owner of KWOS Radio Station in Jefferson City, Missouri. After retirement, Betty and Jerry, together with their son Gary and his wife Cathy, started Hickory Hollow Resort in Tightwad, Missouri, where they were well known for their friendly hospitality. Betty loved sewing, flower gardening, painting, jigsaw puzzles and crafts. She was a member of the Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Clinton, Missouri and attended Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church after she moved to Columbia in 2010. Mrs. Klote is survived by her three sons, Gary Klote (Cathy) of Warrensburg, Missouri, Mike Klote (Barbara) of Columbia, Missouri, and Pat Klote of Olathe Kansas; seven grandchildren, Scott Klote (Erin) of Rochester, Minnesota, Jamie Klote Fuelling (Joe) of Pleasant Valley, Missouri, Lindsay Klote Shepro (Cory) of Hillsboro Oregon, Daniel Klote of Jefferson City, Missouri, Christopher Klote (Heather) of Columbia, Missouri, Kourtney and Riley Klote of Olathe, Kansas; seven great grandchildren, Bailey and Charlotte Klote of Rochester, Minnesota, Kane, Quentin and Kendall Fuelling of Pleasant Valley, Missouri, Ethan Klote of Jefferson City, Missouri and Lydia Klote of Columbia, Missouri; a brother, Kenneth Goodwin (Marilyn) of Edina, Missouri; and a sister, Reta Smith of Moberly, Missouri. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jerry Klote; her parents; a brother, Richard Goodwin; and a sister, Lois Ann Rice. Graveside services on Friday, December 8, 2017, at the Englewood Cemetery in Clinton, Missouri.

KLOTE, Jerry D.
1931-2008
Englewood Cemetery (K), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Jerry D. Klote, age 77 of Clinton, Missouri passed away Tuesday, September 16, 2008 at Overland Park Regional Hospital, Overland Park, Kansas. Funeral services will be Saturday, September 20. 2008 at Vansant-Mills Chapel, Clinton with burial in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton. Jerry was born in Edina, Missouri the son of Leslie and Virginia Howerton Klote. On December 26, 1950 he married Betty J. Goodwin. He was employed as an operating engineer for J. A. Tobin and Clarkson Construction from 1957- 1972. He was the General Superintendent for Suburban Asphalt from 1973-1985. He and his wife, Betty then retired and together with his son, Gary and wife, Cathy started Hickory Hollow Resort in Tighwad, Missouri. They were well known for the friendly hospitality shown to their clientele and the restaurant with Jerry's special pan fried chicken and Bar-B-Que ribs. They operated the business for eleven years. Jerry was a member of the Tightwad Lions Club, a 25 year member of Operating Engineers Local 513, and a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church. Among survivors include his wife, Betty of the home and three sons, Gary Klote and wife, Cathy of Warrensburg, Missouri, Pat Klote and wife, Hope of Olathe, Kansas and Mike Klote and fiancee', Barbara of Columbia, Missouri; seven grandchildren Scott Klote and wife, Erin of Rochester, Minnesota, Jamie (Klote) Fuelling and husband, Joe of East Galesburg, Illinois, Lindsay Klote of Warrensburg, Missouri, Daniel Klote of Inchon, South Korea, Christopher Klote of Columbia, Missouri, Kourtney and Riley Klote of Olathe, Kansas; three great grandchildren, Kane and Quentin Fuelling of East Galesburg, Illinois and Bailey Klote of Rochester, Minnesota; one brother, William Klote of Columbia, Missouri and three sisters, Charlene St. Aubin and Ann Cox and husband, Ronald, all of Columbia, Missouri and Margaret Schlepphorst and husband, Larry of Quincy, Illinois.

KLOTZ, Leona Lena WAGNER
1906-2000
Englewood Cemetery (K), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 4 2000 - Leona L. Wagner Klotz was born April 10, 1906, near Chapman in Merrick County, Nebraska. She died at the Westwood Care Center Sunday, March 19, 2000, at the age of 93 years, 11 months and 19 days. Leona was the third child of John Paul Wagner and Martha Luetcht Wagner. She spent her young years going to school at Worms, Nebraska, and it was there at the Zion Lutheran Church she was baptized as a baby into the Christian faith and was confirmed in that faith in 1921. When Leona was 15-years-old, her family moved to Hugo, Colorado. After four years in Colorado, the family needed more farming ground and they moved in 1925 to Missouri where they bought a farm in the Bethlehem community near Brownington. It was here she met and married Harvey Klotz on February 28, 1929. To this union were born three children, Martha Marie, Wilma Pauline and Harvey Donald. Leona was a devoted Christian wife and mother to her family and loved working alongside her husband farming, gardening and raising livestock. She was an expert at crocheting and latchhooking and made many beautiful pieces. Leona spent her entire life on the farm until they retired in 1974 and moved into Clinton. She had been in ill health for many months. Preceding her in death were her husband Harvey of 58 years, who died September 24, 1987; son Donald, whose life at the age of 15 years was taken in a drowning accident in 1950; her parents; two brothers, John and Raymond Wagner, and one sister Ella Belveal. Survivors include her tow daughters, Marie Breshears of Clinton and Wilma McQuitty and husband Gene of Olathe, Kansas; one sister Alma Martin of Montrose, and four grandchildren. They are Randy Huey and wife Denise of Harrisonville, Paula Huckleberry and husband L. E. of Paradise Valley, Arizona, and twins Diane Duke and husband Monty, and Donna Buescher and husband Scott, both of Olathe, Kansas. Also surviving are 11 great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, neighbors and friends. Services were held at Consalus Chapel with burial at Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

KLOTZ, Mary A. HIEBER
1870-1939
Bethlehem Cemetery, Bethlehem Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Mrs. William Klotz died at 5:00 p.m. Thursday, June 15, 1939, at her home two miles southeast of Bethlehem Church following a stroke she suffered the preceding Tuesday night from which she never regained consciousness. Her daughter, Mrs. William Vandiver of Marissa, Ill., was sent for and arrived before the end. Mrs. Klotz was given every care by her husband and daughter, Miss Lucy, of the home and lifelong friends and neighbors. Mrs. Klotz had not been well for two or three years following light strokes she had suffered. Mary A. Hieber was born April 18, 1870, in Germany and came with her parents to America in 1881 where they settled in Indiana. December 27, 1888, she was united in marriage to William Klotz in Aurora, Nebr. To this union seven children were given, four of whom survive to comfort the father: Miss Lucy of the home; Mrs. Robert Gander, Brownington; Mrs. William Vandiver, Marissa, Ill., and Harvey George Klotz, near the home. She also leaves one sister, Mrs. Caroline Krull of Texhoma, Oklahoma, three brothers, William Hieber of Wawaka, Ind.; Chris. Hieber of Stark City, Mo., and Fred Hieber of Pittsburg, Ill., and five grandchildren, Martha Marie, Wilma Pauline, and Harvey Donald Klotz. Barbara Ann and William Edward Vandiver. Mrs. Krull, Chris and Fred Hieber, also a niece from Michigan and niece and husband from Arkansas came to remain a few days. Other relatives present for the funeral included two brothers and two sisters of Mr. Klotz. Mrs. Klotz accepted Christ early in life, united with the Christian Church in Milford, Ind., and when they moved to Henry County, she and her husband became members of the Surprise Methodist Church. When this latter church was abandoned, Mrs. Klotz had her membership transferred to the Second Street Methodist Church in Clinton where she remained a faithful and devoted member until death. She truly enthroned the Master in her home and life and with an encompassing love for her fellow beings, born of Christ's spirit, she sought out others who needed help and the sick, and ministered unto them. She was a fine neighbor and friend, with ever a pleasant word for all in the community where she and her husband had lived since 1895. She was true to her German heritage, thrift and energy, and her hands were never idle. She and her husband were devoted companions for over 50 years, striving to hold by example before their children all that is supreme and good in life. Funeral services were at the Bethlehem Baptist Church Saturday. Interment at that cemetery in the family lot.

KLOTZ, Opal Lorene FOWLER
1920-2004
Englewood Cemetery (K), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 1 2004 - Opal Lorene Klotz was born in Coal on June 27, 1920, and died March 21, 2004, in Clinton, at the age of 83. She was the only child of Walter Fowler and Jewell Simmons Fowler. Opal attended Coal Grade School. In her lifetime, she was married and had one son and one daughter. She worked at Mattingly's on the Clinton Square for a number of years. Opal then worked at Wetzel Hospital until she was transferred to Golden Valley Hospital. There, she worked in the Distribution Department until her retirement in 1986. Opal was a member of the Northeast Baptist Church in Clinton. She enjoyed attending country music shows, fishing and playing cards with friends. Most of all she enjoyed socializing with family and friends. She was a loving mother, grandmother, friend and will be missed by all who knew her. Opal is survived by one son, Kenneth Plumlee and wife Sharon; one daughter Marylin Richardson; one aunt Ernestine Holl and husband Earl; six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held March 24 at Consalus-Bradley Funeral Home. Burial waas in Englewood Cemetery.

KLUTTZ, Harry L. Jr.
1928-2000
Englewood Cemetery (K), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Kansas City Star, Apr 24 2000 - Harry L. Kluttz, retired Kansas City educator and friend to thousands throughout the nation, passed away early Saturday morning, April 22, 2000, at Trinity Lutheran Hospital, after a brief illness and surgery. Services will be at First Baptist Church of Kansas City at 100 W. Red Bridge Road on Wednesday, April 26, with interment at Englewood Cemetery in Clinton, MO. Harry was 72 years old and a long time resident of Kansas City. He was born in Columbia, MO, on February 7, 1928, to Harry Lawson Kluttz and Grace Gibbs Kluttz. Harry graduated from high school in Mexico, MO, and attended Westminster College, where he found his life's work - teaching. H. L. was a TEACHER! His first two years were spent at Ruskin High School and then he moved into the city, where he spent the next 38 years at Paseo High School. He was assigned to teach social studies but his lessons were as much about humor, dignity, social grace and developing an understanding and appreciation of your own self-worth. On Sunday, his lessons moved to his beloved Church, where he taught Sunday School and served as a Deacon. Summers for Harry did not end his teaching and learning. He frequently traveled the world with friends always learning and sharing about different cultures. Also, summer for Harry meant camp and for many years he sponsored students to and served as a counselor for Camp Miniwanca, a Christian retreat for youth in Michigan. Yes, Harry was a social studies teacher, but he really taught about the highest glories of life. All who knew Harry were "his students" and he will be sadly missed by his family and friends whom he touched deeply.

KLUTZ, Lawson M., Dr.
1856-1928
Englewood Cemetery (K), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Dr. L. M. Kluttz died at his home on Bodine Avenue Sunday. He had been in failing health for some time with stomach trouble and complications. About three weeks previous to his death he became very ill and was confined to his bed until he answered the Heavenly call. He was born February 22, 1856, near Gold Hill, N.C., where he was educated, attending Catawba College at Newton, N.C. He then went to Chicago, where he entered the Chicago Veterinary College, from which he graduated March 1889. He came to Clinton a few months later as he had an uncle at Montrose. When he came here he was the only graduate veterinary surgeon, not only in Henry county, but over a vast stretch of territory, including adjoining counties, and his practice extended over this entire section of western Missouri. He conducted a well equipped veterinary hospital in Clinton for about 25 years at 510 Bodine Ave. He was a close student of the science of his profession and had part in the development of the science of veterinary surgery, which has made such marked progress in the last quarter of a century. He was one of the organizers of the Missouri State Veterinary and Medical Association which was organized in 1892. He bore the distinction of being the first president of the Association and was elected an honorary member for life in 1913. Dr. L. M. Kluttz and Miss Adella McKinney were united in marriage September 20, 1897. They started housekeeping just across the street from the Eye family. Happy was this union and blessed with six children, all of them living to comfort the bereaved wife and mother. They are: Miss Mary E. Kluttz, teaching at Thiells, N.Y.; Mrs. L. E. Gregory, East Prairie, Mo.; Harry L. Kluttz, Columbia, MO.; Jerry Kluttz, who is attending North West University at Chicago; Lee and Miss Marguerite at home, and one grandson, Harry L. Kluttz Jr. of Columbia. He also leaves two elder brothers - John L. and George D. Kluttz, at Gold Hill, N.C. Dr. Kluttz had been a devoted member of the Presbyterian church for many years; a faithful attendant of Sunday School and all of the services. He was a tireless worker on committees and especially did he enjoy helping prepare for Christmas at his church. He was always a member of the Committee who secured the funds and the tree for Christmas. He enjoyed the happiness of the wee people at the Christmas season, his eyes would twinkle with delight at their surprise. His church will miss him much. He was an honorable Christian gentleman, remembering his friends in need and in times of trouble.

KNAUS, John Seaton
1859-1940
Englewood Cemetery (K), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Missouri, Feb 1940 - John S. Knaus died last Thursday, at his home at 611 South Main Street. He had been in failing health for some time, never having fully recovered from a stroke ten years ago. He had been bedfast three weeks, gradually becoming weaker until death brought a release at 11:00 p.m. February 22, 1940, while he slept. His devoted companion of more than 50 years and other members of the family did all that was possible to alleviate the pain. Mr. Knaus, one of Henry County's scientific farmers and livestock raisers before his retirement from active work, was born December 18, 1859, in Cooper County, coming to Henry County when young. He returned to Cooper County to marry his childhood sweetheart, Miss Mattie Eller, on December 8, 1886. Their first home was near Hartwell where Mr. Knaus farmed. They later bought a 160 acre farm about ten miles west of Clinton, south of Highway 18 where their son, Glenn, and family now live and which Mr. Knaus took special pride in keeping modern. Not only were his farming practices the most up to date, but in 1916 he built one of the county's most modern farm homes. Ten years ago he and Mrs. Knaus and their daughter, Miss Myrtle, moved to Clinton, and except for a year, had since been at the present home about which Mr. Knaus was a familiar figure, for although he was no longer able to do farm work, he could not remain idle if he were at all well. Life held no greater pleasure for him than to visit the farm, noting with great satisfaction the growth of the crops and increase of stock under the constant and careful management of his son and family, each member of whom had his own particular tasks to carry out. This early training for the grandchildren gave Mr. Knaus greater joy when their agriculture projects in school and 4-H club work won them distinctive honors. Mr. Knaus is survived by his beloved wife and daughter, above mentioned, of the home, son, Glenn, and wife, the latter being as an own daughter, of the homeplace, also three sisters, Mrs. Norval Chitwood, near Norris; Misses Joan and Leona Knaus, Urich; one brother, T. E. Knaus, of Marysville, Utah. There are four grandsons, Wilbur Eugene Knaus, a student at the College of Agriculture at the University of Missouri at Columbia; Harold Edward, student at the Clinton High School; John Lewis and Donald Earl, all sons of Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Knaus. All the above were present for the last rites, except T. E. Knaus. Also attending were Mr. Chitwood and their daughter, Mrs. Leslie Lane, of Norris. Mr. Knaus and wife were among the early worshipers at the Mt. Carmel Presbyterian Church, both taking an active part and reared their children strong in the faith. He was a loving husband and father; possessing an unusually fine judgment which he generously imparted to those who sought his counsel. Funeral services were conducted Saturday at the Consalus and Peck Funeral Chapel. Burial at Englewood. Relatives who came from a distance included, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Shirley of Bunceton; Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur Farris and her sister, Mrs. Gordon Mitchell of Boonville, G. F. Glore of Kansas City.

KNAUS, Melissa Belle ANDERSON
1895-1992
Englewood Cemetery (K), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Melissa Belle Knaus, daughter of Isaac and Mary Colson Anderson, was born July 21, 1895, in Bates County, near Ballard. She passed away May 10, 1992, at the Golden Valley Hospital at the age of 96. Her family moved to Henry County before the turn of the century to farm near Delmar. She attended school at the Camp branch Rural School until the family moved to Montrose in 1908, where she attended Montrose Public School. She attended two years at the Warrensburg Teachers College and taught several years at Mt. Hope School and Montrose Public School. She was married to Glenn E. Knaus on February 21, 1917, and to this union four sons were born. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, becoming a member in 1922. She remained active in the church until her health failed. She was a member of the Better Homes Improvement Home Economics Club, joining in 1932. She served in each department and was president several years. She was also very active in 4-H work, being a leader for 30 years. Survivors include three sons, Wilbur Knaus of Clinton, John Knaus of Sedalia, and Donald Knaus of Wheatland, Illinois; nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Glenn, and one son, Harold, who died in World War II. Funeral services were Wednesday, May 13, 1992, at the First Presbyterian Church in Clinton. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery.

KNAUS, Opal
1890-1906
Urich Cemetery, Bogard Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Missouri, Feb 10 1906 - Opal Knaus passed away at the home of her mother in Urich, of convulsions, Tuesday morning. She had the best of medical aid but they were unable to stay life and thus ends one of the county's saddest cases. Yet he who perpetrated the trouble is out on bond.

KNAUS, Wilbur Eugene
1920-1997
Englewood Cemetery (K), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Wilbur E. Knaus died March 19, 1997, at University Hospital in Columbia, at the age of 77. Mr. Knaus was born February 26, 1920, in Clinton to Glen and Melissa Anderson Knaus. He married Claudine Hart, June 5, 1943, where they lived for many years. He was a veteran of the United States Army serving during World War II. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church. Mr. Knaus graduated from UMC-School of Agriculture with a BS degree. He was a farmer in the Clinton area and worked for Farmland Industries for 20 years before his retirement in 1985. He is survived by his wife, Claudine, of the home; one son, Dale Knaus, Louisiana, Missouri; two daughters, Nancy Griggs and Roma Lay, both of Columbia; two brothers, John Knaus, Sedalia, and Donald Knaus, Wheaton, Illinois; two grandchildren, Emily Lay and Charlie Lay. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother. A private family service was held on March 21 at the First Presbyterian Church Chapel, Columbia. Graveside services were held March 21 in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

KNECHT, Earl Clifford
1922-2006
Phoenix Memorial Park Cemetery, Phoenix, Maricopa Co, AZ
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jun 13 2006 - Earl C. Knecht, 84, of Warrensburg, Missouri, formerly of Phoenix, Arizonia, Sedalia, Mo. and Windsor, Mo., died Friday, June 9, 2006, at the Missouri Veterans Home in Warrensburg, Mo. He was born March 26, 1922, in Windsor, Mo., the son of Walter and Ivy B. (Roll) Knecht. On May 15, 1943, in St. Louis, Mo., he married Ruth Rogers, who survives. Earl attended school in Windsor and joined the United States Army at the age of 18 serving for 3 years in the Philippines during World War II. When he returned from the Army, he started driving a truck for his father-in-law in Sedalia, Mo. Earl and his wife, Ruth, later moved to Columbus, Ohio to take another truck driving job until he suffered a stroke in January of 1965 that eventually left him in a wheelchair until his death. Earl loved to fish and hunt. He and his friends enjoyed trips to Colorado to deer hunt before his stroke. Earl and his brother-in-law would go hunting and fishing every week they could. Earl has always been a wonderful guy—trying to help everyone he could. In addition to Ruth, survivors include a son, Kevin Knecht, Garden City, Mo.; 2 daughters, Kathy Knecht and Karen Mastin both of Phoenix, Az.; 3 grandchildren, Ashley Mastin, Scott Mastin, and Jennifer Knecht; 3 nieces, Pansy Kays, June Sloan, Carol Mahnken; and 2 nephews, Pete Knecht and Terry Knecht. Earl was preceded in death by 3 brothers, Lewis, Clyde and Elbert Knecht and a sister, Lorraine Dobson. Burial will be at a later date in the Phoenix Memorial Park Cemetery, Phoenix, Az.

KNECHT, Elbert E.
1913-2004
Laurel Oak Cemetery (K), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 29 2004 - Elbert E. Knecht, 90, Windsor, died Saturday, April 24, 2004, at Bothwell Regional Health Center in Sedalia. He was born May 5, 1913, in Benton County, near Windsor, the son of Walter Knecht and Ivy (Roll) Knecht. On June 15, 1940, in Clinton, he married Eunice Pearl Sullivan of Leeton. Eunice survives of the home. Mr. Knecht worked for the J.E. Dunn construction company and helped pour the concrete that formed the runways for Whiteman Air Force Base in Knob Noster. He later owned and operated the Standard Oil Company Service Station in Windsor for five years. He and his wife, Eunice, bought and sold antiques for over 40 years and they both enjoyed refinishing furniture and going to the car races in Warrensburg and Sedalia every Friday and Saturday night. Elbert was an Army veteran of World War II, serving a four-year tour of duty. In addition to his wife, Elbert is survived by a son, Robert E. "Pete" Knecht, Excelsior Springs; a daughter, Carol Mahnken, Green Ridge; three grandchildren, Laura Needy, Sedalia, Randy Knecht and Dena Knecht, both of Excelsior Springs; five great-grandchildren, Lydia, Chloe, Sarah, Jesse and Timmy; a brother, Earl Knecht, Warrensburg, and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Lewis and Clyde; a sister, Lorraine Dobson, and a great-granddaughter, Hannah. Funeral services were Tuesday, April 27, at Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial was in Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

KNECHT, Eunice Pearl SULLIVAN
1918-2005
Laurel Oak Cemetery (K), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, May 4 2005 - Eunice P. Knecht, 87, Windsor, died Tuesday, May 3, 2005, at Four Seasons Living Center, Sedalia. She was born March 26, 1918, in Leeton, the daughter of Archie Fred Sullivan and Pearl Ann (Taylor) Sullivan. On June 14, 1940, in Clinton, she married Elbert Eugene Knecht, who died April 24, 2004. Eunice and Elbert bought and sold antiques for over 40 years. She enjoyed mowing and caring for the North Cornelia Cemetery, north of Leeton. She was a member of the Leeton United Methodist Church. Survivors include a son, Robert E. (Pete) Knecht and his wife Linda, Excelsior Springs; a daughter Carol Mahnken and her husband J. C., Green Ridge; three grandchildren, Laura Needy, Sedalia, Randy Knecht and Dena Keith, Excelsior Springs; five great-grandchildren, Lydia, Chloe, Sarah, Jesse and Timmy; a sister Mildred Mercer, Friona, Texas, and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband; two brothers, Emil and Edsel Sullivan, and a great-granddaughter, Hannah. Funeral services will be Friday, May 6, at Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial will be in Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

KNEE, Floyd E.
1907-1999
Appleton City Cemetery, Appleton City, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Floyd E. Knee, 91, Windsor, died Wednesday, February 10, 1999, at his home in Windsor. He was born November 26, 1907, in Omaha, Nebraska, the son of Floyd E. Knee and Julia (Bax) Knee. On March 14, 1938, in Butler he married Hazel Marie Smith who preceded him in death February 20, 1996. Mr. Knee was a power engineer working at several jobs in the Kansas City area, including the Jewish Geriatric Center from where he retired in May 1975. He was a member of the Windsor Assembly of God Church. Survivors include a daughter Billie James Paynter, Albany, Georgia; two grandsons, John A. Paynter and Donald Paynter; two brothers, Paul Knee, Fresno, California, and Harold Knee, Leetonia, Ohio; four sisters, Grace Bush, Stockton, California, Edith Gray, Houston, Texas, Marge Kelley, Coluis, California, Helen Waller, Santa Maria, California, and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Freeda Robinson and Vera Minarik; two grandsons, Steve and Timmy, and three great-grandchildren, Shawn, Brandon and Kristen. Funeral services were Monday, February 15, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor, with graveside committal services at the Appleton City Cemetery.

KNEE, Hazel M. SMITH
1913-1996
Appleton City Cemetery, Appleton City, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Hazel M. Knee, 83, Windsor, died Tuesday morning, February 20, 1996, at Westwood Nursing Home in Clinton. She was born January 22, 1913, in Collins, the daughter of George A. Smith and Maude M. Hardy Smith. On March 14, 1938, in Butler, she married Floyd Elmer Knee, who survives of the home in Windsor. Mrs. Knee was a homemaker and attended the Assembly of God Church, Windsor. In addition to her husband she is survived by a daughter Billie Jane Paynter, Albany, Georgia; two grandsons; two sisters, Dorothy Creel, Pittsburg, Ks., and Betty Nambo, Wichita, Ks.; two brothers, Roy Smith, Independence, and Elmer Smith, Kent, Washington. She was preceded in death by two grandsons and three great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be Friday, February 23, at Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial will be in the Appleton City Cemetery.

KNEIP, Edgar Lee "Ed"
1912-2002
Englewood Cemetery (K), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jul 11 2002 - Edgar Lee Kneip, son of Joseph Henry and Mary Ellen Roady Kneip, was born September 8, 1912, in Artesia, New Mexico, and died Monday, June 17, 2002, at his home in Clinton. He and his family moved to Deepwater at a young age. He lived in the Deepwater area until 1968, when he and Genevieve moved to Clinton. He married Thelma Genevieve Smith, who preceded him in death on January 26, 2002. He was a carpenter. Ed served in the Army Air Corps during World War II and was stationed in San Angelo, Texas, Ipsilanti, Michigan, and Liberal, Kansas. He was an airplane mechanic and reached the rank of sergeant. Ed was active in the Masonic Lodge having joined the Montrose Lodge No. 408 and in 1973 he became a member of the Clinton Lodge No. 548 when the two lodges merged together. He worked his way through the chairs serving as master and later was appointed as District Deputy Grand Lecturer of the 37th District by his friend, Stanton. W. Brown, Grand Lecturer of the Grand Lodge of Missouri. He was also a member of the Clinton Church of Christ and the Carpenter's Local #777. Ed was preceded in death by his wife, his parents, three half-brothers, Willie Jackson, Clyde Jackson and George Jackson; two brothers, Wallace Kneip and Wayne Kneip and four sisters, Opal Kneip, Alice Kneip Talley, Mable Kneip Stream and Ruth Kneip Salmon. He is survived by his daughter, Linda Anders and husband, Mike, and two grandchildren, Chad Anders and wife, Brandi, and Mishala Anders, all of Clinton. Funeral services were held at the Vansant-Mills Chapel on Friday, June 21. Burial was in the Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

KNEIP, Thelma Genevieve SMITH
1916-2002
Englewood Cemetery (K), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Feb 4 2002 - Thelma Genevieve Kneip, daughter of William Henry Smith and Artie Mishey Farhner Smith, was born April 30, 1916, in Deepwater and died at the Clinton Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, Clinton, on January 26, 2002, at the age of 85 years. She married Edgar L. Kneip on July 1, 1944, in Kansas City, Kansas. They lived in Deepwater until 1968 when they moved to Clinton. Genevieve enjoyed painting and going to Cameo painting parties or just getting together with her friends for lunch. She also enjoyed collecting owls, cookbooks and salt and pepper shakers. Genevieve enjoyed being with people, especially her family and friends. She was a member of the Clinton Church of Christ, Clinton. She is survived by her husband, Edgar L. Kneip of the home; one daughter, Linda Anders and husband Mikel; two grandchildren, Chad Mikel Anders and wife Brandi, and Mishala Lee Anders; one brother, William Everett Smith and wife Ruth, all of Clinton. Funeral services were held at the Vansant-Mills Chapel on Tuesday, January 29. Burial was in the Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

KNEIP, Virginia Faye SALMON
1919-2000
Montrose Cemetery, Montrose, Deepwater Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jul 27 2000 - Virginia Faye Kneip, the daughter of Homer B. and Mary A. (Hannah) Salmon, was born June 18, 1919, in Henry County. She departed this life on July 24, 2000, at Clinton Health Care and Rehabilitation Center at the age of 81 years. Faye lived nearly all of her life in the Montrose area, with the exception of her final few years. She worked several years as a nurse's aid for Ellett Memorial Hospital in Appleton City. She was a member of the United Presbyterian-Methodist Church in Montrose. She was united in marriage to Wayne Kneip on December 30, 1943, in Clinton. To this union three children were born. Faye was preceded in death by her parents; a daughter Sandra Elaine who died in infancy; two sisters, Lucille Scallert and Louise Stricker, and two half-brothers, Sam and Francis Salmon. She is survived by two sons, Ron Kneip and his wife Shirley, Clinton, and Bob Kneip of Blue Springs; one brother John Salmon of Montrose; three sisters, Dorothy Erhart of Mission, Kansas, Ruth Ashley of Clinton, and Pauline and her husband Elmer Mannen of Chesterton, Indiana; one granddaughter Jennifer and husband Bill Thomsen, Independence; two step-grandchildren, Shasta and husband Jason Radford, and Devin Dixon, all of Clinton, and one great-granddaughter Hallee Thomsen, Independence. Faye was a devoted wife and mother, always providing and caring for her family. She enjoyed being involved with and helping the church and took great enjoyment watching her birds at the bird feeder. Funeral services were Thursday, July 27. Burial was in Montrose Cemetery.

KNELLER, Rokel Dean
1929-1992
Lowry City Cemetery, Lowry City, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - R. Dean Kneller, 63, Lowry City, formerly of Kansas City, Ks., was pronounced dead Monday, Nov. 30, 1992 at a hospital in Paola, Ks. Services will be Thursday at Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel, Osceola; burial in the Lowry City Cemetery. Mr. Kneller was born in Corning, Iowa, and lived in Kansas City, Ks. for 31 years before he moved to Lowry City in 1987. He was a rigger for the Corn Products Co. before he retired. He was a member of Grace United Methodist Church, Osceola. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War. Survivors include his wife Lois Kneller of the home; three sons, William Kneller, Ottawa, Ks., Dean Kneller, Kansas City, and John Kneller, Lowry City; a brother Max Kneller, Kansas City, Ks.; three sisters, Leneve Gold, Enumclaw, Wa., Berdie Meeks, Omaha, Ne., and Ruth Van Eaton, Fontanelle, Iowa; four grandchildren and a great-grandson.

KNIERIM, Iva Lydia
1901-1999
Appleton City Cemetery, Appleton City, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Iva Lydia Knierim, 97, Appleton City, died Wednesday, January 6, 1999, at Ellett Memorial Hospital, Appleton City. Survivors include several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were Friday, January 8, at Hill and Son Funeral Home, Appleton City, with burial in Appleton City Cemetery.

KNIERIM, Ray Cole
1923-1994
Deepwater Cemetery, Fairview Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Ray Cole Knierim, 71, of Independence, passed away May 16, 1994, at Independence Regional Hospital. Ray was born March 16, 1923, in Deepwater. He was the son of Ralph and Ethel (Cole) Knierim. Ray attended Pleasant Valley School. He served his country as a veteran of the United States Army during World War II. After leaving the service, he moved to Independence, where he worked for H. J. Cole Paper Company until he retired. Ray enjoyed fishing at Truman Lake with his friend, Bill, and his brothers and sister. One of Ray's greatest joys of life were his many vacations. He loved to travel and attended several World's Fairs. He also enjoyed planting and caring for his garden. He is survived by three brothers, Merle Knierim of Stockton, Ca., twin brother Roy Knierim and sister-in-law Tess, and Ralph Knierim, all of Kansas City; one sister, Geraldine Riley of Clinton; one aunt, Iva Knierim of Appleton City; one stepsister, Nettie K. Johnson of Montrose; two stepbrothers, Robert Hughes of Clinton and Henry E. Hughes of Kansas City; nieces; nephews; cousins; and many friends. Funeral services were held at Sickman-Dunning Funeral Home on Thursday, May 19, 1994. Burial was in Deepwater.

KNIERIM, Roy Cole
1923-1995
White Chapel Memorial Gardens, Gladstone, Clay Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Roy Cole Knierim, 72, North Kansas City, died Monday, June 26, 1995, at North Kansas City Hospital. Funeral services will be Friday, June 30, at Newcomer's White Chapel Funeral Home, Gladstone. Burial will be in White Chapel Cemetery. He was born March 16, 1923, in Deepwater. He moved to the Kansas City area in 1945. He worked for International Harvesters for 31 years and retired in 1982. He was an Army veteran of WWII and a member of the Rising Sun Masonic Lodge. He is survived by his wife Tess C. Knierim of the home; two brothers, Ralph Knierim Jr., Kansas City, and Merl Knierim, Stockton, CA; one sister Geraldine Reiley, Clinton; two stepbrothers, Henry Hughes, Kansas City, and Robert Hughes, Clinton; one stepsister Nettie Johnson, Montrose.

KNIFFIN, William A. "Bill" II
1956-1995
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Memorial services for Bill "Bear" Kniffin (Nov. 25, 1957 - Nov. 12, 1995) will be held Tuesday, November 14,. at the United Methodist Church Chapel, Clinton.

KNIFONG, Danny Joe
1953-2011
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Danny Joe Knifong, 57, of Cross Timbers, Missouri, died Wednesday, October 12, 2011, at the Cox Medical Center South, Springfield, Mo. He was born November 10, 1953, in Clinton, Mo., the son of Francis Monroe Knifong and Harriett Lucille (Bigler) Knifong. On November 15, 2010, in Las Vegas, Nevada, he married Tammy Jo Lawson, and she survives of the home. Danny owned and operated his own fiber optic cable splicing business, "Thin Line Fiber Optics," and he worked for Sho-Me Power Co-op, Marshfield, Mo., for 8 years and for Parr Electric, Springfield, Mo., for 3 years. He was widely known as a quarter horse trainer and breeder and he enjoyed auto body repair and restoration and riding motorcycles. He was a member of the Bethel Assembly of God Church, Hermitage, Mo.; the American Quarter Horse Association; the American Paint Horse Association; and the Missouri Rodeo Cowboy Association. Danny and his son, Trevor, were involved in the United States Team Roping championship for several years. In addition to his wife, Tammy, of the home, he is survived by his mother, Harriett Knifong, Warrensburg, Mo.; a son Trevor Knifong, Marshfield, Mo.; 3 daughters, Avery Knifong, Marshfield, Mo.; Crystal Kent, Eagle Lake, Minnesota; and Amanda Knifong, Independence, Mo.; 3 step-sons, Chad Lawson, Springfield, Mo.; and Devin Lawson and Arizona Stockton, both of Cross Timbers, Mo.; 2 step-daughters, Alisha Stidham, Sedalia, Mo.; and Brittany Lawson, St. Louis, Mo.; 3 grandchildren, Kaydance Knifong; and Noah and Merci Kent; 6 step-grandchildren, Jacqueline and Jacob Stidham; and Rayden, Maddie and Marlie Lawson and Eylee Adams; 5 brothers, David Knifong and his wife Janet, Bates City, Mo.; Dennis Knifong and his wife Debbie, Calhoun, Mo.; Michael "Jim" Knifong, Bates City, Mo.; Kevin Knifong and his girlfriend, Beth, Seymour, Mo.; and Paul Knifong, Windsor, Mo.; and several nieces, nephews, and great-nieces and great-nephews. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by a sister, Julia Elizabeth Knifong. Funeral services will be Monday, October 17, 2011, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor, Mo. Burial will be in the Calhoun Cemetery, Calhoun, Mo.

KNIGHT, Albert E.
1924-1992
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Albert E. Knight, 68, Holt, Mo. died Friday, December 4, 1992 at Liberty Hospital. He was the father of Karen K. Smith of Windsor. He was a retired engineer who, at one time, worked in Indonesia. He was former engineer for the city of Kansas City, Kansas and was past president of the Kansas City Archaeological Society and of the American Public Works Association. Services were Monday in Kansas City.

KNIGHT, Anna A. NIEMEYER
1849-1921
Englewood Cemetery (K), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Mrs. J. C. Knight died at her home December 10th, at 8 a.m., after an illness of but eight days with a severe stomach trouble, from which she had suffered at intervals for years. The end came peacefully and easy, she just went to sleep. Two hours before she had taken nourishment and said it tasted good. Thus ended a busy life. Anna Niemeyer was born in New York State, March 20, 1849. About 56 years ago she was married to Rev. J. C. Knight at Pekin, Ill., who died Oct. 27, 1917. They came to Missouri about 33 years ago, living at Osceola about 5 years, then moved to Clinton, later buying a farm two miles east of Clinton, where they lived until 11 years ago, when they moved to Clinton. She had lived here since, with the exception of the time she spent visiting her children in the West and even up until the week before she died she had planned to spend the winter in Phoenix, Arizona, as she enjoyed the winters there with her sons. She was busy clear until the fatal illness came, as she delighted in making Christmas presents of dainty handwork for her children. And neatly laid away in the chest of drawers were pillow slips with the finest of crochet and stitches, ready to be packed in the Christmas boxes. She has eleven children, eight of whom survive and twenty grandchildren. She also leaves one brother Samuel Niemeyer of Tampa, Fla., who visited her a few months ago. The children surviving are : John, Elmer E., and Flavel of Phoenix, Arizona; Eugene, Howe, Idaho; Oliver, Cody, Wyo.; Miss Lydia Knight, Los Angeles, Calif., Mrs. Emma Massey and Miss Dee Matlock, Clinton. Mrs. Massey has made her home with her mother for years and tenderly ministered to every want, while Mrs. Matlock lived nearby and was always ready. Both were at her bedside when the final summons came and her son John of Phoenix, Arizona, and daughter Miss Lydia, of Los Angeles, Calif., were on their way home, arriving Sunday. Deceased was a good Christian woman, having been converted when a very young girl and united with the Christian church, holding membership there at the time of her death. She was a woman of rare charm and personality, and raised children who are good upright citizens. Truly a good woman has gone to her Heavenly home. The funeral services were conducted at her late home on North Second street, Monday afternoon, after which her body was laid beside her husband.

KNIGHT, Billy Joe
abt 1929-2004
Kidds Chapel Cemetery, Chalk Level Twp, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Nov 8 2004 - Billy Joe Knight, 75, Lowry City, formerly of Kansas City, died Sunday, November 7, 2004, at the Sac-Osage Hospital in Osceola. He was a commercial painter. Funeral services will be Wednesday, November 10, at the Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel in Osceola. Burial will be in Kidd's Chapel Cemetery near Lowry City.

KNIGHT, Jack Everett
1928-2008
Wills Cemetery, Peculiar, Cass Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, May 20 2008 - Jack Everett Knight, 79, Peculiar, died Saturday, May 17, 2008, at the Rehabilitation Center of Raymore in Raymore. Funeral services will be Wednesday, May 21 at the Atkinson Chapel, Harrisonville. Burial will be in Wills Cemetery, Peculiar. Jack was born Dec. 26, 1928, in Delmar, Henry County. He lived in the Clinton area before moving to Peculiar in 1949. He married Ruby McConnaughey on Dec. 28, 1948, in Macon. Jack worked at the quarry and Hunt Midwest Underground Storage as a mechanic and also did small engine repair at his home. He also loved to work with wood. Jack was a member and past master (1970-71) of the Grand River Lodge 276 in freeman; member and past patron of the Elizabeth Chapter of Eastern Star in Belton; past High Priest-Chapter; Senior Warden-Commandery; past board member of the United Methodist Church of Peculiar and current member of the First Church of Peculiar; past Boy Scouts Master and was a member of the Tribe of Mic-O-Say. Jack joined the Median Shrine Temple in Wichita, Kansas in 1966 and moved his membership to the Ararat Shrine in Kansas City in 1975. Jack was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife Ruby of the home; two sons, Dale E. Knight and wife Kathy, North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, and Donald J. Knight and wife Gloria, Schaumburg, Illinois; one brother Earl O Knight, Belton; one sister Bonnie Oliphant, Wichita, Kansas; 10 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

KNIGHT, Johnnie R. "J. J."
abt 1973-2004
King's Prairie Cemetery, Dallas Twp, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jul 23 2004 - Johnnie R. "J. J." Knight, 31, Kansas City and formerly of Clinton, died Tuesday, July 20, 2004, at his home. Funeral services will be Saturday, July 24, at Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel in Osceola. Burial will be in Kings Prairie Cemetery, near Osceola.

KNIGHT, Josephine Grace WILLIAMS
1913-2012
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Josephine Grace (Williams) Johnson Knight, 98, of Sedalia, Missouri, died Friday, January 27, 2012, at the Sylvia G. Thompson Residence Center, Sedalia, Mo. She was born June 19, 1913, in Brownington, Mo., the daughter of Earl George Williams and Clara (Jones) Williams of the Roseland community. On September 28, 1932, in Leesville, Mo., she married Don Johnson and to this union five daughters were born. At an early age she was baptized in Tebo Creek. She attended Mt. Olivet Baptist Church with her parents and later in life became an active member of the Calhoun Baptist Church. She lived in Calhoun while raising her family. She later moved to Sedalia where she worked at Bothwell Hospital (now Bothwell Regional Health Center) as a nurse's aid for many years. She enjoyed piecing quilts, playing games, having Friday lunches with co-workers and friends and traveling to visit family. Survivors include 4 daughters, Reta Clinkenbeard and her husband Richard, Pomerene, Arizona; Alois Rogers, Laconia, New Hampshire; Jean Thompson, Windsor, Mo.; and Frances Jensen and her husband Neil, Madison, Alabama; 9 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; 9 great-great-grandchildren; two sisters-in-law, Rosa Williams, Roseland, Mo.; Peg Williams, Madison, Wisconsin; and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Barbara Vass; 4 brothers, Roger Williams, Robert Williams, Alonzo Williams, and Max Williams; 2 sisters, Theta Johnson and Aileen Williams; a grandchild, and 2 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be Thursday, February 2, 2012, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial will be at the Calhoun Cemetery, Calhoun, Mo.

KNIGHT, Lester Gaylon
1904-1996
Providence Cemetery, Post Oak Twp, Johnson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Lester Gaylon Knight of Warsaw was born September 13, 1904, in Colony, Oklahoma, the son of John William and Effie Ellen (Robbins) Knight. He died Wednesday, February 14, 1996, at Park Place Care Center, Raytown, at the age of 91 years, five months and one day. On December 24, 1925, Gaylon was united in marriage to Opal Marie Mastin in Warrensburg at the home of Brother Newkirk. Six children were born to this union. Gaylon and Opal celebrated their 62nd wedding anniversary in December of 1987. Gaylon was employed as a meter repairman for the Gas Service Co. of Lee's Summit, until his retirement in 1970. Earlier he was a farmer in the 1940s. He was a member of the First Baptist Church and Keenagers, both of Warsaw. Gaylon and his wife had traveled for 12 years and had lived in Chilhowee, Garden City and Deepwater and after the death of his wife he moved to Warsaw in 1995. Besides his parents he was preceded in death by his wife Opal on February 1988; two daughters, Doris Marie Durrett and Mildred Louise Knight; four great-grandchildren, and a sister Vera Mae Bowie. He is survived by a son Wayne Knight and his wife Carol, Harrisonville; three daughters, Eileen Wiskur and her husband Joe, Raytown, Joan Stout and her husband Sam, Latour, Billie McCall and her husband Ed, Wakeeney, Kansas; 16 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren, other relatives and many friends. Funeral services were Saturday, February 17, at the Dickey Chapel, Garden City. Burial was in Providence Cemetery, east of Chilhowee.

KNIGHT, Mary Ann BARTZ
1942-2004
Westfield Cemetery, Monegaw Twp, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Dec 14 2004 - Mary Ann Knight, daughter of Leonard E. Bartz, Sr. and Anna Mae (Harvey) Bartz, was born January 22, 1942, at Clinton. She departed this life on December 6, 2004, at her home in Appleton City at the age of 62 years of age. Mary Ann spent her childhood growing up in the Green Valley community, east of Rockville, attending the Elm Grove and Rockville schools. She graduated from Appleton City High School with the Class of 1959. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in education from Central Missouri State College in 1962 and was employed as a physical education and biology instructor for the 1962-63 school year by the Lamoni, Iowa, public schools. In the fall of 1963, Mary Ann was united in marriage to Kenneth L. Knight. They established their home in the Ohio Community east of Appleton City. They worked side-by-side, operating a dairy, beef and grain farm for 41 years. Their marriage was blessed with four children, Ladonna, Cameron, Brian and Melinda. Survivors include her husband Kenny, of the home; her children and their spouses, Ladonna and Matthew Green, Cameron and Angela Knight, Brian and Penny Knight and Melinda Knight; her grandchildren Rachel and Clinton Green, Allyson and Garret Knight, Anthony Knight and Scott Campbell; two brothers and their spouses, Leonard E. Jr. and Grace Bartz and Phillip and Patricia Bartz; a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Jay and Sheila Knight, and her mother-in-law, Ruthella Knight. Funeral services were at Hill & Son Funeral Home, Appleton City, Friday, December 10. Burial was in Westfield Cemetery, rural Appleton City.

KNIGHT, Paul James
1925-2006
Englewood Cemetery (K), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Paul James Knight, son of Ora Willis and Mabel Lucy (Ritter) Knight, was born August 26, 1925, in Henry County. He departed this life February 11, 2006, at his home in Montrose at 80 years of age. Mr. Knight had spent his life in Peculiar and Butler until moving to Montrose in 1987. During World War II he proudly served his country in the United States Army with the 10th Mountain Division Rangers from 1943 until 1945. Paul and Retha F. Hixon were united in marriage in August 1949 in Clinton and to this union three sons were born. He was a devoted husband and father to his family. He was employed by General Motors Corporation for 31 years, working in Kansas City, Kansas. Paul was preceded in death by his parents, his wife and one brother Ronald Knight. Survivors include his three sons, James W. Knight, Bartlett, Tennessee, Randy J. Knight and Michael L. Knight, both of Wichita, Kansas; two brothers, Earl O. Knight of Belton and Jack E. Knight of Peculiar; one sister Bonnie Oliphant of Wichita, Kansas; four grandchildren, James E. Knight, Christina R. Knight, Justin Knight and Stephanie Knight, and one great-granddaughter Zoe Knight. Memorial services were at Hill & Son Funeral Home, Appleton City, on Monday, February 13. Interment was in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

KNIGHT, R. Marie
abt 1934-2008
King's Prairie Cemetery, Dallas Twp, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Feb 8 2008 - Mrs. R. Marie Knight, 74, Osceola, died Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2008, at her home. Among local survivors are two sons, Rick and wife Linda, El Dorado Springs, and Fred and wife Karen, Osceola; a sister Mrs. Kathy Tillotson and husband Ken, Osceola; six grandchildren and three great-granddaughters. Funeral services will be Sunday, Feb. 10, at the Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel In Osceola. Burial will be in Kings Prairie Cemetery, near Osceola.

KNIGHT, Ralph A.
1912-2003
Appleton City Cemetery, Appleton City, St. Clair Co, MO
Appleton City MO - Ralph Albert Knight, son of Albert Harrison and Lena Maude (Parsons) Knight, was born August 18, 1912 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Ralph has lived nearly all of his life in the Appleton City, Missouri area. He has always enjoyed farming and was a very hard worker. Ralph and Eva Davis had been married 68 years, having been wed October 26, 1935 and blessed with two children. Mr. Knight was a member of the Odd Fellows Lodge. He enjoyed visiting with family, friends and neighbors, and he especially loved spending time with his grandchildren. Ralph will be remembered for his joy in telling stories. Ralph was preceded in death by his parents, his brother Forrest Knight, his sister Geneva Parsons, and a son-in-law Roger Schooley. Survivors include his wife, Eva, of the home; his two children, Nat Schooley and Jack Knight and wife Ann all of Appleton City, Missouri; one sister, Loretta Dorward of Appleton City; four grandchildren, Debbie Dains of Rockville, Missouri, Mike Schooley, Cathy Thompson and Karen Green all of Appleton City; twelve great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Saturday, December 27, at Hill & Son Funeral Home, Appleton City.

KNIGHT, Retha Faye HIXSON
1923-1997
Englewood Cemetery (K), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Retha Faye Knight died Thursday, June 12, 1997, at Golden Valley Memorial Hospital, Clinton, at the age of 73 years, 10 months and eight days. She was born August 4, 1923, in St. Clair County, the daughter of Joseph and Ida Hudson Hixson. She came to Henry County when very young. On August 21, 1949, she married Paul J. Knight. They lived in the Kansas City area after their marriage. Also they lived in Los Angeles California, then Peculiar, and a farm in Bates County before their present home in Montrose where they have lived for the past 10 years. Mrs. Knight was a homemaker. She made her family shirts and was an excellent seamstress. She was very proud of her family. She had no enemies and liked everyone she met. Collecting whatnots was a hobby. She is survived by her husband, Paul J. Knight of the home; three sons, James W. Knight and wife, Dianne, Memphis, Tennessee, Randy J. Knight, and Michael L. Knight and wife, Barbara, all of Wichita, Kansas; one sister, Ruby McQueen, Clinton, and four grandchildren. Funeral services were held Monday, June 16, at Consalus Chapel in Clinton.

KNIGHT, Zoe Estelle WILSON
1905-1991
Memorial Park Cemetery, Sedalia, Pettis Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Zoe Estelle Knight passed away on September 29, 1991. She was born November 20, 1905 in Little Rock, Ar. She married W. J. Knight on May 19, 1921 in Little Rock. She is survived by one brother, Sam Wilson, Columbus, Ohio; four children, Patricia Pratt, Barnett, Mo., Bill Knight, Serville, Tenn., Claude Knight, Warsaw, Jane Probey, Tulsa, Ok; nineteen grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Wednesday, October 2 at Ewing Funeral Home in Sedalia. Burial was in Memorial Park Cemetery in Sedalia. - (another report) Zoe E. Knight, 85, of 1807 South Harrison, died Sunday evening, September 29, 1991 at Bothwell Regional Health Center. She was born Nov. 20, 1905 in Little Rock, Ark., daughter of Alvin C. and Ella O. Edrington Wilson. On May 5, 1921, in Little Rock, she married W. J. Knight, who died Sept. 17, 1960. Mrs. Knight was a member of First Baptist Church, where she was a member of the Reapers Class, Keenagers and Women's Missionary Union. She was also a member of the Knife and fork Club, Birthday Club and Ladies' Sewing Club. Survivors include two sons, Bill Knight, Sevierville, Tenn., Claude Knight, Warsaw; two daughters, Patricia Pratt, Barnett; Jane Probey, Tulsa, Ok.; a brother, Sam Wilson, Columbus, Ohio; 19 grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren.

KNISELY, Alfred A.
1875-1908
Mt. Zion Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Mar 14 1908 - On Sunday afternoon about 3, A. A. Knisely, who had been in poor health for some time, died at his home about two miles northeast of Brownington, with consumption. In 1906, he took a trip into Colorado with a view of benefiting his health. Last year he visited his brother, Dr. A. L. Knisely, at Liberal, Kansas and then tried New Mexico, but returned to his home and friends about three weeks before he died. Survived by a devoted wife and five children; also a heart-broken mother and three brothers, U.C., who lives on an adjoining farm; O. W., the East Ohio Street groceryman and Dr. A. L. of Liberal. Burial at Mt. Zion.

KNISELY, Alvin Edward
1924-1950
Mt. Zion Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Eye, Oct 19 1950 - Operation At Wadsworth Fails to Benefit Youth Injured in Car Plunge Oct. 8 - Alvin Knisely, oldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Knisely of Mt. Zion, who while driving his car three miles north of Mt. Zion, plunged off the road at Hay Creek bridge Sunday afternoon, Oct. 8th died at the veterans hospital at Wadsworth, Kansas at 4 a.m. Saturday, never having regained consciousness. Alvin was brought to the Clinton General Hospital immediately following the accident late Sunday afternoon. His doctors here advised surgery and that he be taken to the veterans hospital as soon as possible when the gravity of his condition was known, so serious in fact that X-rays could not be taken. He was taken to Wadsworth Monday afternoon and the operation was performed that evening. Everything possible was done for him but he never rallied, and his family, who remained with him, gradually faced the stark reality of separation and loss, that even war had not brought. Alvin Edward Knisely, one of four children of Oleta Phillips and Clarence A. Knisely, was born Mar. 19, 1924 in the Mt. Zion community where his father was long operated a general store. He attended school at Columbia Hall, then went to Deepwater High School, and in March, 943, was called to service of his country, serving in the armored tank division. He was in Italy a year and it was there that he was converted by an Army chaplin and there, too, that he received a very bad facial wound that kept him hospitalized practically three years, first at O'Reilly in Springfield, then at El Paso, Texas. Heartsick and discouraged on his return home, Alvin gradually fought his way back to interest in his work and community life and found his real motivation for living this past year when he and Miss Hilda Copenhaver, whom he had known through their years of growing up, became engaged. It was to visit her that he was going on Sunday when the accident that took his life occurred. Exactly what happened will remain a question for he was alone and never able to answer the questions his family has had to leave to conjecture. A good son, he was always close to the heart of his mother who had been a great influence in getting him reestablished. He had been operating a gravel truck for George Halsey the past year and was an energetic and dependable worker. He had spent the weekend in Kansas City with his brother and had just returned home before starting to the Copenhaver farm. His parents visiting at the nearby farm of Mr. and Mrs. Tom Reed, heard the impact of the car as it rammed into the underbrush and hit the water, but not realizing what it was, continued their visit although Mr. Knisely was so restless he could not sit in the house and he and his host walked around looking at the stock, etc. It was on their way home that the youngest sister, Iris, noticed the back of the car through the trees beside the road and calling the attention of her parents to it, was the first to recognize it as the 38 Ford of her brother. The father, getting to the car, waded into the water to see that his son was still at the wheel and knew that he was badly hurt. The mother and daughter went in different directions for help that came quickly, and the Consalus ambulance was called to bring Alvin to the hospital. Surviving are the heartbroken parents, the brother, Dale P. Knisely, and sisters, Mrs. Norman Rice of Kansas City and Iris of the home, above mentioned. Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at the Mt. Zion Methodist Church and the body was laid to rest at Mt. Zion.

KNISELY, Arthur Lewis Dr.
1873-1942
Englewood Cemetery (K), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Eye, Oct 15 1942 - Dr. A. L. Knisely Dies - Overdose of Strychnine is fatal to well-known Henry County Physician - Dr. A. L. Knisely, a mile south west of Brownington, was found dead by his wife about 3:00 p.m. Monday, October 12, 1942. Dr. Knisely had been expecting a man to help him put up some hay and when he arrived Mrs. Knisely called to her husband who was in the house to say the man had come. Getting no response, she called to her husband again and, decided h must have gone to sleep, went into the house finding him, life gone, and a half-finished note near him, saying that he had made a mistake. The coroner's investigation established death as accidental, as it was known that Dr. Knisely had for over 30 years taken strychnine to ward off illness that continually threatened him. these doses he had increased through the years and it was felt that he had erred in judgment, realizing too late what he had done. Arthur Lewis Knisely was born in January, 1873, at Mt. Zion, the son of Lewis and Minerva Knisely who had come from Bucyrus, Crawford County, Ohio, in 1870. They were well-known residents and lived many and goodly years. Finishing his local education young Arthur was sent to the Barnes Medical College in St. Louis, where he took his medical work on completing which he began his practice at Mt. Zion, but realizing there was little opportunity there he went to Kansas then to Nebraska successively. Needing a change in climate, he started to New Mexico to make his home, but stopped at Liberal, Kansas where he became the partner of Dr. Nichols whom he had known in medical school. At the outbreak of the World War I he enlisted and was two years with the Medical Corps in France as Captain. After the war he returned to Liberal, Kansas, then took his wife, the former Miss Julia Lock, of Mt. Zion, and their daughters to Boulder, Colorado, to enter the girls in college. Boulder was their home for many years and there their twin daughters, Vira and Vera and Atha Lee, their youngest daughter, as well as Mrs. Knisely are buried. Dr. Knisely's short practice in Clinton will also be pleasantly remembered. Returning to Missouri, Dr. Knisely later married Mrs. Fannie Mitchell of Brownington to whom death came about seven years ago. About two years later Mrs. Mantle of Brownington became his wife, and survives him, with one daughter of his first marriage, Mrs. Ford of Oklahoma and one grandchild and two brothers, Urias Knisely of Brownington and O. W. of Clinton. Dr. Knisely was a successful physician, a great student of human nature, kind and big of heart. He loved the outdoors as well as his fellowman and found recreation in hunting in his youth. Funeral services will be today, Thursday, at the Brownington Baptist Church. Burial will be in Englewood.

KNISELY, Dorothy May CROLEY
1913-1997
Mt. Zion Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Dorothy May Croley Knisely was born September 28, 1913, in Henry County, the daughter of Jesse D. and Clara Horrell Croley. she died Thursday, January 2, 1997, at the Golden Valley Memorial Hospital in Clinton at the age of 83. Dorothy was a lifelong resident of this area. she was a graduate of Clinton High School. On April 30, 1932, she married Oliver A. "Gus" Knisely, who preceded her in death November 9, 1992. Mrs. Knisely was a homemaker and a good wife and mother. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church o Clinton and for many years was an excellent Sunday school teacher. She is survived by two sons, A. Lowell Knisely and wife, Nancy, Independence, and Gary Knisely, and wife, Eunice, Clinton; seven grandchildren and nine-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Monday, January 6, at the Consalus Chapel in Clinton. Burial was in the Mt. Zion Cemetery in Henry County.

KNISELY, Gary Warren
1938-2002
Mt. Zion Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 16 2002 - Gary Warren Knisely, 63, died early Wednesday morning, January 16, 2002, at his home near Clinton. He is survived by his wife, Eunice, and two sons, Greg Knisely of Chilhowee and Cary Knisely of Clinton; one daughter, Sandra Knisely, Clinton; one brother, Lowell Knisely of Independence, and 12 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be Friday, January 18, at Sickman-Dunning. Burial will be at Mt. Zion.

KNISELY, Jacob A.
1843-1901
Mt. Zion Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Missouri, Mar 1901- J. A. Knisely died near Mt. Zion with something like paralysis Sunday night. He was a lover of fine stock and for years devoted a great deal of time to raising Poland Chinas, having a number of public sales in Clinton. Born in Marion County, Ohio in 1843 and married three times. His last marriage was with Mrs. Mary Tanant at Monett on February 26 and she is left to mourn a good husband after being a bride only 3 days. He had five children, all living.

KNISELY, Larry Wayne
1942-2001
Englewood Cemetery (K), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jun 25 2001 - Larry Wayne Knisely was born in Clinton, July 1, 1942, son of Charles and Ruby Peterman Knisely. He died at his home June 2, 2001. He grew up in Clinton and had lived in Versailles and had spent the last 12 years in Peculiar. He was a graduate of Clinton High School Class of 1960. He served in the United States Army. He was a member of Teamsters Local 541. He worked as a truck driver for Cotter & company. He married Sandra Shaddox, September 25, 1997, at Eureka Springs, Arkansas. His parents preceded him in death. Survivors include his wife, Sandra, of the home; two sons, Randy Wayne Knisely and wife, Ceola, Belton, and Charles Nicklaus Knisely, Austin, Texas; one daughter, Courtney Robin Knisely, Austin, Texas; one stepson, Kevin Worthley and wife, Kelly, Cleveland, Missouri; one stepdaughter, Tammy Spainhour, Peculiar; his stepfather, Robert Thurston, Independence; eight grandchildren and one great-granddaughter. Funeral services were held June 6 at Consalus Chapel Clinton. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery.

KNISELY, Lewis Scott, M.D.
1905-1935
Englewood Cemetery (K), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton, MO - Dr. Lewis Knisely Found Dead In Oklahoma Town - Former Clintonian Was Returning to This City With His Wife After Spending Summer In Sumner, New Mexico - Clinton relatives and friends were shocked and grieved at the news of the death of Dr. Lewis Scott Knisely, second son of O. W. Knisely and the late Katie Lou Scott Knisely Sunday at 5 p.m. Dr. Knisely and his wife were on their way to Clinton from Sumner, New Mexico, where they had been since the last of June, in his quest for health. Word reached Clinton, from Elk City, Oklahoma, of Dr. Knisely's death in his car, two miles out of Elk City. Mrs. Knisely was driving. Lewis, despondent over his broken health and this last of several physical breakdowns, let death come by his own hand. Lewis Scott Knisely was born November 1, 1905, in Clinton, East Ohio street, and here grew to manhood. He had one brother, Carlos Knisely. When Lewis was a little fellow of six years, his mother died. His aunt, Mrs. H. G. Scott, of East Ohio street, true to the promise made her sister, took the place of a mother to her nephews and the Scott home was ever after a real home for the two boys. The affection between them and Mr. and Mrs. Scott was tender and in a beautiful letter written to Mrs. Scott after the death of her husband the past summer he voiced a philosophy that his family holds as comfort now. "Thou know'st 'tis common; all that lives must die, Passing through nature to eternity". He also added brave words of courage and fortitude. Lewis attended the Washington grade school and then the local high school, graduating in the spring of 1922. For two years he worked in Clinton and Kansas at various jobs and then went to Sterling, Colo., where for two years he worked in a general store but his health failed then, he went with his uncle Dr. A. L. Knisely, in Kansas, where he spent a year growing well. True to a long cherished ambition of his fond father's he then entered upon the study of medicine, which was begun at Emporia, Kansas, and followed for the next two years. He then went to Lawrence, Kansas, for the next four years, where he completed the curse, going back and forth to Bell-Memorial hospital for practical application of class work. His record was so fine, and his standing so high that he was one of a very few young doctors who were taken as interns at General hospital, Kansas City, Mo., last year. He was always industrious and energetic beyond this strength, working in the summer at his father's filling station or store. Following these strenuous years of diligent stud and work, he had a second physical collapse in June, 1935. He and Miss Mary Williams, of Kansas City, had been married in June, 1933, so with his wife he came to Clinton and after a few weeks he accepted the offer of Dr. Brown, of Ft. Sumner, New Mex., to come to the dry, higher altitude to assist him with his practice and seek his lost health. They went west the last of June but finding a big practice awaiting the new doctor, there was no time for rest or recovery for one as ambitious, as capable, as anxious to alleviate human suffering as Dr. Knisely. Deaf to the voice of personal need, stimulated to greater endurance by the curative climate, he worked night and day, never losing a patient, never refusing a call, until in his gallant fight against the grim Reaper he fell a victim to his grasp. Health gone, he was returning to his father's home when in despair and disappointment he could not bear his bodily ills. Lewis belonged to no church, but his name with others of his Sunday School class when Mrs. Ed Lingle was their teacher, was placed in the corner stone of the Franklin Street Methodist church and his faith, the many good deeds in his useful though short life assure him life eternal. He was a good son, gentle and kind, considerate and diligent and leaves those who are pitifully sad at his untimely passing. He is survived by his wife, his father, O. W. Knisely, own brother, Carlos, and step mother, half brothers and sister, Mary Louise Knisely, Marvin Charles, Harry and Edwin Knisely of the home, also his devoted and grief stricken aunt, Mrs. H. G. Scott. The body arrived in Clinton Wednesday noon and the funeral conducted from the O. W. Knisely home Thursday. Interment in Englewood.

KNISELY, Marvin Richard
1915-1937
Englewood Cemetery (K), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton, MO - M. R. Knisely Killed; Four Others Injured in Crash - Car Crashed Down 25 Foot Embankment North Warrensburg - Wagoner to K. C. Hospital - Other Boys Here - Marvin Knisely, 22 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. O. W. Knisely, was instantly killed about 10:30 p.m. Sunday, a mile north of Warrensburg on highway 13, when he was thrown from the back seat of his 1936 Plymouth coach as it crashed down a 25-foot embankment and up the other side. Marvin, his neck broken, was found by passing motorists in the bottom of the ditch. Homer Wagoner, Lee Bradshaw, Leo Wheeler and Char. Keck received serious major injuries. Wagoner was also thrown from the car. Bradshaw, Wagoner and Keck had been trucking for the last few weeks on highway 35 and prior to that had been employed as truckers at Bates City where Marvin had taken them to get their pay checks which had been delayed. They left Clinton about 7 p.m. after the boys on the highway had finished work. It was on the way home that the accident occurred. Bradshaw was driving the car. Wheeler and Keck both said they were asleep when the accident happened so do not know what caused it. Mr. Knisely's pocketbook had not been found and his wife thought it contained $20 in cash and several checks. Wheeler said he had $26 in his purse and when it was returned to him there were just five one dollar bills left. Keck's pocketbook was returned to him without any loss of money. The Bradshaw residence was called soon after the accident and they informed relatives of the other occupants of the car. Among those who went to the scene of the accident that night were Mrs. Jack Harding, Keck's cousin; his sister, Mrs. Dot Gilbert, and husband, Mrs. Marvin Knisely, Miss Sophia Wagoner, sister of Homer Wagoner, in the Gilbert car; Arthur Keck, father of Chas., O. W. Knisely, Mrs. Lee Bradshaw and Owen Wade in the Bradshaw car; and H. O. Wagoner and Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Howard in the Howard car. The injured boys were taken to Oak Hill hospital in Warrensburg and Knisely's body was kept there overnight as the coroner was ill and could not hold an inquest until Monday morning. - Marvin Knisely - In the sudden death of Marvin Knisely, another life book closed, without warning that 'finis' was at the end of that day, the day his little daughter, Dora Jean, was born 13 months ago. In the flush of youth his light was snuffed out, just as business success was crowning his efforts and his lovely, gentle wife was meeting his problems with him, helpful and sustaining, resourceful and sweet - an inspiration that was enriching his life. Ambitious for success, Marvin had bent every energy to build up his trade and increase his patrons, displaying real business acumen. Devoted to hi wife and little child, he labored for them untiringly and to prove himself worthy of his father's trust, when O. W. Knisely put him in charge of the service station a half mile north of Clinton on highway 35 September 1934. Thoughtful and kind, Marvin put his home first, and being happy, was working hard, building more cabins for tourist accommodation and planning a vacation trip for summer. With such vital energy, loved ones dependent on him, parents zealous for his success it seems almost impossible that a brief business trip should have ended in so fatal a catastrophe. Truly man is mortal and like the chaff which the wind driveth away - his tenure of life is uncertain. Marvin Richard Knisely, son of O. W. Knisely and Emma Chastain Knisely of 712 East Ohio street, was born in Clinton April 20, 1915. He was a student of the Washington grade school and the Clinton high school, where he was three years a member of the Gladstone Literary Society and on year on the roll of the Audubon Bird Study Club. He was a creditable track man, pole faulting and hurdling being his especial fields. He was a member of the 1933 graduating class, just a year ahead of his wife, Loma Adele Turk, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. S. E. Turk, who was a member of the 1934 class. they were married a week after her graduation. One child was given them, and with their bright future, it is hard to realize him gone. Besides his gentle, young widow and baby, surviving are his devoted and stricken parents, long respected residents of Clinton, where Mr. Knisely has been a well-known merchant for many years; also his brothers, Charles, Harry, Edward Wayne and only sister, Mary Louise, all of the home. The funeral services were conducted Wednesday at the Baptist church where Marvin had attended Sunday school. Consalus and Peck in charge. Mrs. Mary Coleman of Detroit, Mich.; Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Wright and son, Bily, of Muskegon, Mich.; Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Watkins of Springfield, and Mrs. Mary Knisely were present from out-of-town for the services.

KNISELY, Mary Elizabeth POPE
1873-1949
Mt. Zion Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
Henry County Democrat, May 12 1949 - Mary Elizabeth (Pope) Knisely, widow of the late U. C. Knisely passed away Thursday morning, May 5, 1949, at 7:30 p.m. at the Clinton General Hospital. Mrs. Knisely had made her home near Brownington most of her life until Sept., 1948, when she came to Clinton to be with her daughters and to be close to the hospital for treatment. Mrs. Knisely is survived by 5 children, Mrs. Robert M. Eberting and Mrs. E. P. Callahan, of Clinton, Mrs. Art Barker, of Sedalia, Gus of the home near Brownington and Clarence, of Mt. Zion. The remains of Mrs. Knisely, who was widely known and loved throughout the county, will be taken to the home of her daughter, Mrs. R. M. Eberting, South Washington Street, until time for the funeral. The Mt. Zion Methodist Church was filled to over-flowing, Saturday afternoon, May 7, by the neighbors and old friends to pay their final respects to a much loved woman, Mrs. U. C. Knisely. Interment was in the Mt. Zion Cemetery by the side of her husband. The pall bearers were all grandsons, Martin, Bob, Jr., and Derrell Eberting, Dale, Alvin and Lowell Knisely.

KNISELY, Mary Oleta PHILLIPS
1898-1986
Mt. Zion Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Mary Oleta Phillips was born Dec. 4, 1898 at Leeton, the oldest child of Edward M. and Elizabeth Hickey Phillips. She spent most of her life in Henry County in the communities of Gaines, Mt. Zion, and Deepwater. On March 31, 1923, she was united in marriage to Clarence A. Knisely. Four children were born to this union. Three survive, Son Dale P. Knisely of Shawnee, Kansas; two daughters, Olga Elizabeth Foster of Roeland Park, Kansas, and Lora Iris Thompson of Clinton; one brother, Gale E. Phillips of Kansas City, five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. She was a member of the Mt. Zion Faith and Hope Extension Club. She departed this life March 12, 1986 at the Shawnee Mission Medical Center. She was preceded in death by her husband, one son, Alvin E. and one granddaughter, Karen Knisely. Following cremation, graveside services were conducted at the Mt. Zion Cemetery on March 15, 1986.

KNISELY, Oliver Augustus "Gus"
1905-1992
Mt. Zion Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Oliver Augustus Knisely - O. A. (Gus) Knisely was born February 23, 1905 in Henry County, the son of Urias C. and Mary E. (Pope) Knisely. He passed away November 9, 1992 at the Golden Valley Hospital at the age of 87. Gus was married to Dorothy May Croley on April 30, 1932, in Clinton. To this union two sons were born. Gus lived for a short time in Creighton. He lived most of his life in Henry County where he was well known for owning and operating a rock quarry business. Mr. Knisely was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Clinton. He is survived by his wife Dorothy of the home; two sons, Lowell Knisely of Independence, and Gary Knisely of Shawnee Mound; two sisters, Elsie Belle Barker of Sedalia, and Lena May Long of Montrose, Colorado; six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one brother, Clarence Knisely and one sister, Clara Eberting. Funeral services were Thursday, November 12, 1992 at Consalus Chapel. Burial was in Mt. Zion Cemetery, Henry county.

KNOLES, David Smith
1853-1937
Laurel Oak Cemetery (K), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Eye, Clinton MO, Thursday, July 8, 1937 - David Smith Knoles, born October 6, 1853 in Pickwick County Ohio, departed this life July 3, 1937. He was united in marriage to Nancy Ann Summers April 1, 1870. To this union were born eleven children as follows, all of whom survive: Mrs. Ed Bohrn, Warsaw, Mrs. Dan White, Sedalia, Mrs. Sam Roberts, Deepwater, Mrs. Bill Smith, LaDue, Mrs. Jas. Raw, Moberly, Mrs. George Evrard, Pittsburg, Ill., Mrs. Frank Evrard, Pittsburg, Ill., Perry, Luther, David, and Irvin. Besides the wife and children, 68 grandchildren and 36 great-grandchildren survive. There is one sister, Mrs. Maggie Tilson, Topeka, Kans. He united with the Windsor Christian church a few years ago and was a good Christian man, a true, honest father and will be sadly missed by all. Funeral services were held Monday, July 5, at the Huston-Turner chapel. Interment was in Laurel Oak cemetery.

KNOLES, Earl E.
1914-2000
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Sep 1 2000 - Earl E. Knoles, 85, died Wednesday, August 30, 2000, at a care facility. He was born on a farm outside of Clinton on September 16, 1914, to Otto and Kate Knoles. He married Mildred Lawler in 1938. She died in 1970. He began his working career with Sunflower Ordinance. He then owned and operated Home Hardware in Windsor. He moved to Topeka where he was self-employed in the lumber business. He then became a manager at Highland Crest Whelan's for several years until his retirement. Following his retirement he volunteered for the American Red Cross and served as the disaster chairman for the Topeka area. He was a longtime member of the First Baptist Church in Topeka. He is survived by one daughter, Earlene Knoles Owen, Topeka, Kansas; one granddaughter, four step-grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife and one grandson, Michael Moore in 1998. Graveside services will be held at Memorial Park Cemetery on Tuesday, September 5.

KNOLES, Ida M. DAVIS
1868-1907
Englewood Cemetery (K), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Mar 16 1907 - The remains of Mrs. H. E. Knoles were brought back to Clinton Thursday, on the early morning train. She had been a sufferer for 18 months and her husband took her to the hospital in St. Louis, hoping to find relief for her from an operation, but it resulted in death. Their home is seven miles east of Clinton. She leaves three sons: Ralph is 12, the next is Harry and the youngest, Marvin, is 8. Her maiden name was Miss Ida Davis and she was about 36 years of age. Her father resides in Bethlehem township. Two brothers survive and her sister, Mrs. E. M. Goodwin, at whose house the funeral was held.

KNOLES, Iva Myrtle SELL
1896-1995
Englewood Cemetery (K), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Iva Myrtle Knoles was born December 20, 1896, and died November 3, 1995. She was the daughter of Ulysses Grant and Mary Susan Martin Sell, born in the Leesville community, where she lived until her marriage to Marvin J. Knoles in 1920. They lived in the Hortense community, then moved to Clinton in 1927. One daughter, Maxine Lavonne George, was born to this union and survives. Mrs. Knoles was preceded in death by her husband in 1974; her parents; one sister and three brothers. She is survived by her daughter and her husband, Delbert George of Watonga, Ok.; beloved grandchildren, Sam and Mary Lou George, and great-grandchildren, Susan and E. J. George; deer nieces and nephews; other relatives and friends. In 1977, Mrs. Knoles moved to Watonga, Ok., to be near her family. There she was loved by all who met her, just as she was by her Clinton acquaintances. She was affectionately called "Aunt Myrt" by many. Her gracious and unassuming nature endeared her to all. She was a long-time member of the Clinton United Methodist Church, led an exemplary Christian life and was ready to go to her heavenly home. Funeral services were held at Consalus Funeral Home, Clinton, on Monday, November 6. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

KNOLES, Louisa WEST
1815-1900
Englewood Cemetery (K), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Mrs. Louisa Knoles, one of the pioneer mothers of Henry county, died at her home, half mile east of Alberta, July 13, with old age. Born in Indiana March 10, 1815 and had been a resident of this county 32 years, coming from Menard, Ill. She was married in Indiana to Eli M. Knoles, who preceded her to the better world nine years ago and together they sleep the last long sleep at Englewood. Six children were born to them, five living, all in Henry: Marion, Jesse, Nathan, Henderson, and Eli. All farms adjoin and they are well-to-do.

KNOLES, Marion
1837-1925
Englewood Cemetery (K), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Marion Knoles passed away at 3 p.m. Sunday, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Lulu Oskin, on North 2nd street, from the infirmities of age and complications. He had been bedfast for three months. Deceased was born in Indiana, on April 17, 1837, being past 87 years of age. On June 14, 1866, he was united in marriage with Miss Mary Hutcherson, who passed away in May, 1918. To them were born six children, three of whom survive: Mrs. Lulu Oskin, with whom he had lived the past two years; Otto Knoles, east of Clinton, and Roy Knoles, of Eaton, Colo; also leaves one brother, Eli Knoles, of Oklahoma, and seven grandchildren. His son, Roy Knoles, had been here at the bedside of his father, returning home two weeks ago, and the brother, Eli Knoles, was at the bedside of deceased about four weeks ago. Mr. Knoles came to Henry county in 1868, and bought a farm east of Clinton, which he still owned at the time of his death. He was a kind husband and father, and was held in the highest esteem by all who knew him. He was a member of the First M. E. Church and was a faithful follower of the Master's teachings. Funeral services were held at the First M. E. Church Tuesday, and burial was in Englewood cemetery.

KNOLES, Merlin E.
1919-2006
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Merlin E. Knoles, 86, of Independence, Mo. died August 26, 2006 at his home. Mr. Knoles was cremated. A Memorial Service will be held on Tuesday evening at at Carson-Speaks Chapel. Mr. Knoles was born in Windsor, Missouri on December 11, 1919 the son of David Lesley and Bertha Ethel (Collins) Knoles. Merlin was a kid at heart and loved go karts, four wheeling, fishing and hunting. He was a member of the Christian Church in Windsor and the American Legion Post #20. Mr. Knoles was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving during World War II. He retired from Bendix Corporation where he was an Electronics Assembler. Mr. Knoles married B. Marie Mills in Harrison, Arkansas on April 21, 1951. She survives.

KNOLES, Milton B.
1845-1927
Englewood Cemetery (K), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Milton B. Knoles died at the home of his only daughter, Mrs. W. S. Henry, 6 miles northeast of Clinton, the morning of Wednesday, February 16th. He had been in feeble health the past year. Sunday he grew worse and continued to do so until death came. He had made his home with Mrs. Henry ever since the death of his wife. Milton B. Knoles was born in Indiana, October 30, 1845. The family moved to Menard county, near Petersburg, Ill., in 1849. He professed religion when fourteen years of age and joined the Cumberland Presbyterian congregation at Greenview, Ill. He married Harriett Hutcherson, September 17, 1868. They got their church letters and moved to Henry county, Mo., in 1869. They united with the Cumberland Presbyterian church that was then known as the old Bronaugh church. This was used until the Knoles Chapel was built near by. He was elected elder in 1870, and at the union of the Cumberland Presbyterian with the Presbyterian church at Clinton, he was again elected elder. This made him an elder for more than 55 years. Three children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Knoles - Culver C. Knoles, of Portales, New Mexico; Lillie, now Mrs. W. S. Henry, of Clinton, and Clyde N. Knoles, of Clinton. His wife, Harriett Knoles, died in 1918. Mr. Knoles belonged to a family of ten children, three brothers and seven sisters. One sister, Mrs. J. B. Spires, of Waverly, Ill., survives. The funeral was conducted Thursday, February 17, at the Presbyterian church. Interment was in Englewood cemetery.

KNOLES, Perry Voss
1881-1944
Laurel Oak Cemetery (K), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Eye, Clinton MO, Apr 13 1944 - Perry Knowles Died Saturday night, April 8, 1944 at his home here. Mr. Knowles was born near Lincoln, Mo., in 1881. He is survived by his aged mother, seven sisters, and three brothers. Funeral services were held on Monday afternoon at the funeral home. Burial was in Laurel Oak cemetery.

KNOLES, Ralph Eugene
1928-1994
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Ralph Eugene Knoles was born March 26, 1928, in Calhoun, the son of Ralph and Elizabeth (Pruessner) Knoles. He died Thursday, March 31, 1994, at the Research Medical Center in Kansas City at the age of 66. Gene, as he was known to his friends, was a veteran of the United States Army. He was married to Ruby Boyd and to this union one son was born. He was a lifelong resident of the Clinton area. He was self-employed, running his own trucking business for many years before retirement. He loved to feed the squirrels while he was selling apples on the Square. He enjoyed playing bingo and spent much time with his friends at the coffee shop. He liked to watch his son participate in any outdoor activities. He liked cooking and canning and especially enjoyed gardening and working in the yard. He was a member of the Northeast Baptist Church in Clinton, also a member of the Golden Valley Eagles #3667. He is survived by one son, Randy Knoles, Clinton; one brother, Wilbur Knoles, Raytown, and one sister, Roberta Wall, Kansas City. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruby, on March 28, 1984. Funeral services were Saturday, April 2, at the Consalus Chapel, Clinton. Burial was in Clinton Memory Gardens.

KNOLES, Wilma May BRYANT
1904-1998
Englewood Cemetery (K), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Wilma May Knoles died Wednesday, September 23, 1998, at Clinton Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, Clinton, at the age of 94 years, seven months and 15 days. She was born February 8, 1904, in Henry County, the daughter of James and Dilla Wright Bryant. On February 7, 1925, she married Floyd Knoles and the lived on a farm east of Clinton until June 1972 when they retired. They bought a new home on East Franklin Street and lived there six months when Floyd died November 1972. In April 1979, Wilma sold the home and moved to an apartment on East Franklin Street. Wilma is survived by one brother, Cecil Lilley, state of Oregon; brother-in-law, Earl Knoles, Topeka, Kansas; a cousin, Calvin and Velma Price, Clinton; one nephew, several nieces and other cousins. There were no children to bless this union, but they were welcomed into their home and hearts and loved them dearly. Wilma was a member of the First Baptist Church of Clinton. Funeral services were held Friday, September 25, at Consalus Chapel, Clinton. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery.

KNORPP, James Chester II
1943-1993
Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Pleasant Hill, Cass Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - James Chester Knorpp II, 49, Pleasant Hill, died Monday, September 27, 1993 at his home. He was the husband of the former Sandra Angle of Clinton and a son-in-law of Barbara Angle and the late Jack Angle, also of Clinton. Services will be Thursday at the Stanley and Son Funeral Home in Pleasant Hill. Burial will be in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Mr. Knorpp was the owner of Pleasant Hill feeds. He was a sales agent and distributor with Nutrena Feeds and during his 27 year career he and his company won many awards and honors. He also managed a farm and ranch near Pleasant Hill. He graduated from the University of Missouri with a degree in agricultural economics and he was a member of the Farm House fraternity. He was an FFA Central District Star Farmer in 1962. He was a lifelong resident of Pleasant Hill and was a member of the First Presbyterian Church. Survivors include his wife of 27 years, Sandra Angle Knorpp; one daughter, Rhonda Knorpp of Columbia; his mother Roberta Hunt Knorpp of Lee's Summit; one sister, Helen Jo McClintock of Pleasant Hill and an aunt, Lois Grantham of Greenwood.

KNOX, Elizabeth BENSON
1819-1905
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Miss Elizabeth Benson was born in Howard county, MO., July 15, 1819. She was the oldest of six children - five girls and one boy. Her mother died when she was only sixteen years old, thus leaving her the care of the younger children. She married in 1837 to Thomas Knox of Old Franklin, Mo., and soon after moved to Henry county. To this union nine children were born, viz: Benson Knox, Georgia Bronaugh, Frank Knox, Fitzhugh Knox, Marshall Knox, Leona Bronaugh, Ada Knox, Laura Holcomb and Lillie Palmer. Her husband and three children, Benson, Marshall and Leona, had already preceded her to the grave. In 1842 Dr. Jones, a Presbyterian minister, located at Harmony Mission, in Bates county, came and held a meeting at Old Salem Camp Ground, four miles north of Calhoun. There were about 30 conversions, among them Mrs. E. B. Knox. These converts were soon after organized into Salem Church. At that time there was probably not a church building in the county. Soon, some posts were put in the ground and mounted with a board roof; the sides were entirely open and logs served for seats. It was called The Canopy, and served as a place of worship on the Sabbath, and a playground for the school children during the week. Afterwards a log building was erected, and about 1856 a frame building was completed. Under the Canopy, in the log and frame buildings, Mrs. Knox was a faithful worshipper. Many a time when a boy have I heard her sing the Songs of Zion in that pioneer church. She trained her children in the way they should go, and had the pleasure of seeing everyone of them members of the Presbyterian church. Who can measure the influence of a consecrated Christian mother? She had made it a point to read the Bible through every year since joining the church, and was reading it through the sixty-third time when taken to her bed. She was a devoted mother, and leaves six children and one sister to mourn her loss. She was just entering her eighty-sixth year, and was, perhaps, the last survivor of the original members of Old Salem Church. Thus, one by one, the pioneers of Henry county are passing away.

KNOX, Melvin Lloyd
1938-1993
Garden City Cemetery, Garden City, Cass Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Melvin Lloyd Knox of Urich was born June 3, 1938 in Butler, the son of William and Thora (Corlee) Knox. He departed this life May 30, 1993 at St. Louis University Hospital, St. Louis, at the age of 54 years, 11 months and 27 days. Melvin was united in marriage to Judith Ann Sims on June 24, 1989 in Bolivar. Melvin was a heavy equipment operator for Moretine Dozing in Garden City, until his retirement in 1990. Melvin enjoyed fishing, hunting, camping and being with friends. He has resided in Urich for the last 25 years. He was preceded in death by his father William; a brother Harold Knox, and two sisters, Margie Henderson and Fern Shirley. He is survived by his wife Judith A. Knox of the home; a daughter Barbara Nelson, Sheldon; his mother Thora Knox, Adrian; three stepsons, Rick Johnson, Waterloo, Ill., Randy Johnson, Goose Creek, S.C., David Johnson, Garden City; two stepdaughters, Donna Hartzler, Kansas City, Rhonda Stoll, Clinton; 12 grandchildren; a brother Eldon Knox, Adrian; four sisters, Veree Reardon, Raytown, Mae Ryles-Rider, Kansas City, Thelma Blanford, Butler, Nadine Mattingly, Archie; other relatives and many friends. Funeral services were Wednesday, June 2, 1993 at Dickey Chapel, Garden City. Burial was in Garden City Cemetery, Garden City.

KNUTSON, Mary Virginia HOPPE PINKSTON
1923-2015
Englewood Cemetery (K), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Mary Virginia Knutson, 91, of Clinton, MO, passed away March 6, 2015 at St. Mary's Manor in Blue Springs, MO. Mary was the daughter of William A. and Mary (Dehn) Hoppe of Clinton, and sister to Christine Hoppe and Billy George Hoppe of Clinton. Mary is survived by daughters Marilyn (Jon) Kerrick of Grain Valley, MO, and Nancy (Bill) Doran of Orlando, FL; son Mark (Jennifer) Pinkston of Lee's Summit, MO; and stepdaughter Jan Broyles of Springfield, MO. She was a loving grandmother to 11 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren, and 2 great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Maynard "Knute" Knutson, her parents and siblings, step-son-in-law Phillip Broyles, and grandson Adam Broyles. Mary grew up on a productive family farm southwest of Clinton and attended school in Clinton, graduating from Clinton High in 1941. She then 'moved to town' and attended a local secretarial school. Her training helped her gain employment first at the Ben Franklin store on the square, and then for several years at Crowe Coal Co. as an office clerk and bookkeeper. She married Floyd Pinkston in 1946 (three children, Marilyn, Nancy, and Mark), and as eventual owners/publishers of The Clinton Eye newspaper, she helped with general bookkeeping and other operational duties while raising three young children. In the 1960s, Mary served for several years as the administrative secretary at Clinton Junior High, followed by about 20 years' tenure at Henry County Family Services, first as a secretary and eventually as a caseworker. In 1980 Mary wed Maynard (Knute) Knutson of Clinton, thus beginning an extremely active and productive phase of her life. Knute had already directed the local chapter of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) for many years at the time of their marriage, so Mary was immediately thrust into the frenzy of activities inherent with that mission. For the next couple of decades they routinely hosted innumerable gatherings of FCA kids in their home, attended scores of programs and events, and took hundreds of Clinton teens to FCA camps across the country. Mary tremendously enjoyed and thrived on the many events and activities associated with FCA and other Christian organizations. The couple also travelled extensively, taking multiple trips to Israel as well as many other destinations in Europe, Africa, and the extended US. Mary loved her lifelong home of Clinton and served for many years as a volunteer at Golden Valley Hospital, attended Clinton United Methodist Church, enjoyed attending Bible studies with friends, and was a daily user of the walking track at the local senior center. She was an expert seamstress, fashioning countless outfits for her daughters and other apparel items for friends and family. Her petite stature complemented her exceedingly gracious and selfless demeanor, traits that also endeared her to staff and patrons at the aptly-named St. Mary's Manor nursing facility in Blue Springs, where Mary lived her last six years. A funeral service celebrating the life of Mary will be Wednesday, March 11, at Vansant-Mills Funeral Home in Clinton, followed by interment at Englewood Cemetery.

KNUTSON, Maynard Dwayne "Knute"
1917-2005
Englewood Cemetery (K), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Oct 5 2005 - Maynard Dwayne "Knute" Knutson, was born October 16, 1917, in Ottawa, Illinois, one of 13 children born to Melvin C. and Anna (Nelson) Knutson. He went to be with the Lord Monday, September 12, 2005, at Westwood Nursing Center, Clinton, at the age of 87 years. Knute served in the United States Navy on the USS Greenling Submarine from January 2, 1942 to October 18, 1945. He joined the Navy one day after Pearl Harbor was bombed. He was married to Agatha "Peaches" Keltner June 27, 1946. She preceded him in death February 14, 1979. He was an electrician for Kansas City Power and Light Company until his retirement. He was a member of the Clinton United Methodist Church. He started the Fellowship of Christian Athletics in Clinton in 1963 and was an advisor for many years. He also started the Del Haven Camp for boys. On May 23, 1980, he was united in marriage to Mary V. Hoppe, who survives him. He was preceded in death by his parents, Melvin C. and Anna Knutson; his first wife Agatha "Peaches" Knutson; four brothers, Leaman Knutson, Orvin Knutson, Truman Knutson, and an infant brother Archie Knutson, as well as a sister, Erma Weinhold. He is survived by his wife Mary V. Knutson of the home; one daughter Jan Broyles and husband Phil, Springfield; two grandchildren, Robin Broyles and Phillip J. Broyles, and two great-grandchildren, Jason and Eric Broyles; one stepson, Mark Pinkston and wife Jennifer, Lee's Summit; two stepdaughters, Marilyn Kerrick and husband John, Harrisonville, and Nancy Doran and husband Bill, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida; eight step-grandchildren, Sherri Bedsworth, Tara Matthes, Bryan Tuner, Matt Doran, Katie Doran, Erin Pinkston, Joel Pinkston and Ryan Pinkston, and three step-great-grandchildren, Jade Bedsworth, Beth Bedsworth and Zoe Bedsworth. He is also survived by three brothers, Manley Knutson, Wesley Knutson and Robert Knutson, and four sisters, Burnette Smith, Ruby Vanderburg, Helen Hagen and Shirley Alioto. Funeral services were held at the United Methodist Church, Clinton, Friday, September 16. Interment was in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

KOCH, Albert Anthony
1884-1983
St. Ludger Cemetery, Deepwater Twp, Henry Co, MO
Henry Co, MO - Albert Anthony Koch, son of John Peter and Johanna Anna (Hake) Koch, was born (the eldest of 8 children) on January 14, 1884 in Germantown, Henry County, Missouri. He passed away quietly at the Appleton City Hospital in Appleton City on June 14, 1983 at the age of 99. Albert married Teresa Katherine Witzel on November 9, 1909, in Germantown, and to this union eight children were born. He was a lifelong farmer who raised crops and cattle on a farm southwest of Germantown until his retirement in 1976. A devout Catholic, Albert was a member of St. Ludger’s Church in Germantown. Preceding Albert in death were his parents; his wife; five sisters: Elizabeth, Christina, Mary Clara, Agnes and Cecelia Koch; two brothers: Ludwig and Gerard Koch; and one daughter: Clara Katherine Koch. Survivors include his two sons: Gereon Gerard Koch of the home, and Matthew Henry Koch (Clara) of Montrose; five daughters: Agnes Anna Moll of Olathe, Kansas, Margaret Mary Koch of the home, Christina Cecelia Schlagel (Clarence) of Bonner Springs, Kansas, Teresa Elizabeth Brownsberger (Andrew) of Montrose, and Marilyn Teresa Boehm (Edward) of Olathe, Kansas; 21 grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren. Funeral mass was held on Friday, June 17, at St. Ludger’s Catholic Church in Germantown. Interment was in St. Ludger’s Cemetery, Germantown, Henry Co. Missouri.

KOCH, Cecilia
1897-1972
St. Ludger Cemetery, Deepwater Twp, Henry Co, MO
Henry Co, MO - Cecelia Koch, the youngest of eight children born to John Peter and Johanna Anna (Hake) Koch, was born in Henry Co., Missouri on July 19, 1897. She died on May 17, 1972, at the age of 74. She never married and lived all her life in the Germantown area helping her parents and brother with their farms and their children. She was a talented musician and attended St. Ludger’s Church in Germantown. Preceding Cecelia in death were her parents; six of her siblings: Elizabeth, Christina, Ludwig, Mary Clara (Sister Coelina), Agnes (Sister Coronata), and Gerard; one niece: Clara Katherine Koch. Survivors include her brother, Albert Anthony Koch (Teresa K.) of Montrose; seven nieces and nephews: Gereon Gerard Koch of the home; Matthew Henry Koch (Clara) of Montrose; Agnes Anna Moll of Olathe, Kansas; Margaret Mary Koch of the home; Christina Cecelia Schlagel (Clarence) of Bonner Springs, Kansas; Teresa Elizabeth Brownsberger (Andrew) of Montrose, and Marilyn Teresa Boehm (Edward) of Olathe, Kansas; and 21 great nieces and great nephews. After a funeral mass, interment was in St. Ludger's Cemetery, Germantown, Henry Co. Missouri.

KOCH, Christina
1887-1916
St. Ludger Cemetery, Deepwater Twp, Henry Co, MO
[The following is a biography composed by Martha Brownsberger Lawton] - Christina Koch, the daughter of John Peter and Johanna "Anna" (Hake) Koch, was born in rural Henry Co. near Germantown on June 5, 1887. She died on November 15, 1916 in Henry Co. at the age of 29. Christina spent her life as a caregiver to local families in the area, helping with chores when infants were born and performing other household duties. She never married, but was a faithful daughter and farm worker for her parents. Christina was a devout Catholic all her life and attended St. Ludger's School in Germantown. Preceding her in death was her brother, Ludwig Koch; her sisters, Mary Clara (Sister Coelina) Koch and Agnes (Sister Coronata) Koch of the School Sisters of Notre Dame in St. Louis, Missouri. Survivors include her parents, her brothers: Gerard Koch of the home and Albert Anthony (Teresa K. Witzel) Koch of Montrose; two sisters, Elizabeth (Sister Florian) Koch of Belleville, Illinois, and Cecelia Koch of the home. After a funeral mass, interment was in St. Ludger's Cemetery, Germantown, Henry Co. Missouri.

KOCH, Gerard
1895-1918
St. Ludger Cemetery, Deepwater Twp, Henry Co, MO
[The following is a biography composed by Martha Brownsberger Lawton] - Gerard Koch, the son of John Peter and Johanna "Anna" (Hake) Koch, was born in rural Henry Co. near Germantown on March 9, 1895. He died on November 15, 1918 in Henry Co. at the age of 23. His family recalls that he was very intelligent and did exceptionally well when he attended St. Ludger's Elementary School in Germantown. Gerard never married, but spent his life as a farmer helping his father work the land he owned SW of Germantown raising crops and livestock. About a week prior to his death, Gerard was asked to help dig the grave of a neighbor who had just died. Never wanting to refuse, he immediately set out on horseback to assist with the job at the Germantown cemetery despite the weather turning cold and rainy. When Gerard finally arrived back home, he was chilled and feverish. Whether it was pneumonia or influenza that caused his death, Gerard was gone within a week after digging that grave. Preceding him in death was his brother, Ludwig Koch; his three sisters, Mary Clara (Sister Coelina) Koch and Agnes (Sister Coronata) Koch of the School Sisters of Notre Dame in St. Louis, Missouri and Christian Koch of the home. Survivors include his parents; his brother: Albert Anthony (Teresa K.) Koch of Montrose; two sisters, Elizabeth (Sister Florian) Koch of Belleville, Illinois, and Cecelia Koch of the home. After a funeral mass, interment was in St. Ludger's Cemetery, Germantown, Henry Co. Missouri.

KOCH, Hazel Leone PEPPER
1895-1994
Englewood Cemetery (K), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Hazel Leone Koch, daughter of Louis and Lenora (Smith) Pepper, was born January 10, 1895, in Clinton and died February 7, 1994, at the Meadowbrook Manor in Clinton at the age of 99 years. She was a lifelong area resident. She was a member of the Clinton Christian Church. Graveside services were held at Englewood Cemetery Thursday, February 10, under direction of the Vansant-Mills Funeral Home, Clinton.

KOCH, Henry
1925-1992
Pleasant Mound Cemetery, Osceola Twp, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Graveside services will be held Thursday at the Pleasant Mound cemetery at Osceola for Henry Koch, 67, who died July 21 at Research Medical Center in Kansas City. He lived in Belton and was a native of Sullivan County, New York. He was a heavy equipment machine operator and a member of Teamsters Local 101. He also was a farmer. His wife Dorothy Fay Rinard Leabo Koch, survives him, also three stepsons and two stepdaughters. The George Bolton chapter at Belton is in charge of arrangements.

KOCH, Johanna Wilhelmine "Anna" HAKE
1853-1929
St. Ludger Cemetery, Deepwater Twp, Henry Co, MO
[The following is a biography composed by Martha Brownsberger Lawton in 2011] - Johanna Anna (Hake) Koch, baptized Johanna Wilhelmine Hake, the daughter of Anton and Mary Theresa (Shluetz) Hake, was born in Prussia on July 5, 1853. She died on January 16, 1929, in Henry County, Missouri, at the age of 75. Records indicate that in 1857, Anna and her six living siblings immigrated to the United States with their parents from Steinheim, Westphalia, Prussia (three other siblings had died in their infancy in Germany.) Traveling by sailing ship, they were at sea for six weeks during which two of the six children died and were buried at sea. In time her family settled on a farm six miles SW of Germantown, Missouri. Two more siblings were born after arriving in the U.S. In the early 1860s, Anna remembered seeing bushwhackers raid their home while their father was gone. Desperate to save a trunk with bedding, her mother and some of the children dragged the trunk out of the house and submerged it in a pond for safekeeping. While the bushwhackers stole a mare, cow and other valuables, her mother hid with the children in nearby woods. Anna married Johann Peter Koch on November 14, 1882, and they had eight children. She lived all her life in the Germantown area helping her husband with their farm and devoting her life to her family as a housewife and loving mother. She and her husband attended St. Ludger's Church in Germantown. Preceding Anna in death was her husband; five of her children: Christina Koch, Ludwig Koch, Mary Clara (Sister Coelina) Koch, Agnes (Sister Coronata) Koch, Gerard Koch; one brother, John Hake; three sisters: Minnie Hake, Maria Putthoff, Helen Hake; and one granddaughter, Clara Katherine Koch. Survivors include her son: Albert Anthony of Montrose; two daughters: Elizabeth (Sister Florian) Koch of Belleville, Illinois, and Cecelia Koch of the home; six grandchildren: Agnes Anna, Margaret Mary, Gereon Gerard, Christina Cecelia, Teresa Elizabeth and Matthew Henry Koch of Montrose. Funeral mass was held at St. Ludger's Catholic Church in Germantown. Interment was in St. Ludger's Cemetery, Germantown, Henry Co. Missouri.

KOCH, John Carry
1911-1993
Parker-Gregg Cemetery, Creighton, Johnson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - John Carry Koch of Creighton was born January 15, 1911 in Urich, the son of John Joseph and Anna Mae Montgomery Koch. He departed this life Monday, November 22, 1993 at Meadowbrook Manor in Clinton, at the age of 82 years, 10 months and 7 days. John was united in marriage to Mary Louise Ruckel of Creighton on August 10, 1932. To this union were born two children, J. R. and Mary Carol. John was a farmer and stockman until his retirement in 1975. He was a member of the Creighton Christian Church, Creighton, and Index Masonic Lodge #54 AF&AM in Garden City. John had moved to Creighton in 1932. Besides his parents he was preceded in death by his wife Mary, on July 16, 1992. He is survived by a son J. R. Koch, and a daughter Mary Carol Thornburg, both of Creighton; five grandchildren, Mark Koch, Peculiar, Clara Taber, Garden City, Rocky Koch and Rick Thornburg, both of Creighton, Kimberly Thornburg, Warrensburg; a great-granddaughter, Jessica Taber, Garden City; a sister Martha Fortney, Higginsville, other relatives and many friends. Funeral services were Wednesday, November 24, 1993 at Dickey Chapel, Garden City. Burial was in Parker Cemetery near Creighton.

KOCH, John Peter
1842-1926
St. Ludger Cemetery, Deepwater Twp, Henry Co, MO
[The following is a biography composed by Martha Brownsberger Lawton in 2011] - John Peter Koch, the son of Johannes Peter and Anna Maria (Ottersbach) Koch, was born in Dattenfeld, Westphalia, Prussia on August 15, 1842. He died on March 26, 1926, in Henry County, Missouri, at the age of 83. It is believed that he had the following siblings: Anton-1833, Gerhard-1836, Anna Cathrina-1838, Peter-1840, and Gerhard-1844. (It is possible the first Gerhard died in infancy, and a second son was also named Gerhard.) Sometime before 1869, John Peter immigrating to the United States after his oldest brother, Anton inherited the home property in Germany. Before crossing the ocean on a steamship, he borrowed $35 from his brother, Gerhard. After earning the money working in a coal mine in Pennsylvania, he wrote Gerhard and said he had the money and would either send it to him or he could come and get it. Gerhard chose to join him in 1869 and eventually the two brothers moved to Saline County, Missouri, working on various farms while building a small home. One evening they came home from the field and found the house with its contents burned. Gerhard stayed in Saline County, but John Peter moved on to Henry County. In 1882 he bought 40 acres of farmland SW of Germantown for $1,000 and raised crops and livestock. John Peter married Johanna "Anna" HAKE on November 14,1882, and they had eight children. A devout Catholic, he was a member of St. Ludger's Church in Germantown. He bought a second farm less than 1/2 mile SE of Germantown and lived out his life on this property, leaving the first property to his eldest son Albert. Preceding John Peter in death were his parents; five of his children: Christina, Ludwig, Mary Clara (Sister Coelina), Agnes (Sister Coronata), Gerard; and one granddaughter, Clara Katherine Koch. Survivors include his wife; his son: Albert Anthony (Teresa) of Montrose; two daughters: Elizabeth (Sister Florian) Koch of Belleville, Illinois, and Cecelia Koch of the home; six grandchildren: Agnes Anna, Margaret Mary, Gereon Gerard, Christina Cecelia, Teresa Elizabeth and Matthew Henry Koch of Montrose. Funeral mass was held at St. Ludger's Catholic Church in Germantown. Interment was in St. Ludger Cemetery, Germantown, Henry Co. Missouri.

KOCH, Margaret Mary
1913-2009
St. Ludger Cemetery, Deepwater Twp, Henry Co, MO
St. Clair Co, MO - Margaret Mary Koch, daughter of Albert Anthony and Teresa Katherine (Witzel) Koch, was born on February 18, 1913 in rural Montrose, Henry County, Missouri. She passed away quietly at the Appleton City Manor in Appleton City on May 1, 2009 at the age of 96. Margaret had lived in the Montrose and Kansas City areas and worked as a private nurse most of her life. She loved to work in her vegetable and flower gardens spending many happy hours in the sunshine. For her, family came first. She was always willing to help her siblings and their children when the need arose. A devout Catholic, Margaret was a member of St. Ludger’s Church in Germantown and the Immaculate Conception Church in Montrose. Preceding Margaret in death were her parents; three sisters: Clara Katherine Koch, Agnes Anna Moll and Marilyn Teresa Boehm; and one brother: Matthew Henry Koch. Survivors include her brother: Gereon Gerard Koch of Appleton City; two sisters: Christina Cecelia Schlagel of Bonner Springs, Kansas and Teresa Elizabeth Brownsberger of Montrose; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. Funeral mass was held at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Montrose, Monday, May 4. Burial was in St. Ludger’s Cemetery, Germantown, Henry Co. Missouri.

KOCH, Mary Clara (Sister)
1892-1910
St. Ludger Cemetery, Deepwater Twp, Henry Co, MO
[The following is a biography composed by Martha Brownsberger Lawton] - Mary Clara Koch, the daughter of John Peter and Johanna "Anna" (Hake) Koch, was born on a farm SW of Germantown in rural Henry Co. on January 22, 1892. She died on June 4, 1910 at the Germantown Convent in Henry County, Missouri, at the young age of 18. A few years after completing St. Ludger's Elementary School in Germantown, Missouri, Mary Clara and her sister, Agnes Koch (one year younger than Mary Clara), left the family farm and traveled to the city of St. Louis to seek a religious life. Their destination was the motherhouse of the School Sisters of Notre Dame located on the banks of the Mississippi River. A few years earlier, another sister, Elizabeth (Sister Florian) Koch, had joined this same religious order in St. Louis. Along with the other members of the order, the nuns worked to educate children in elementary schools, orphanages, and nurseries. Unfortunately, after only a few years, Mary Clara (Sister Coelina) became ill. Because of failing health, she returned to the Germantown area, and died shortly afterward in the summer of 1910 surrounded by her parents and siblings. Her sister, Agnes (Sister Coronata), became gravely ill only a year later in June 1911, died and was buried at the Motherhouse Cemetery of the Sisters of Notre Dame in St. Louis, Missouri. Both Mary Clara and Agnes died before professing their first vows. Preceding Mary Clara in death was her brother, Ludwig Koch. Survivors include her parents, her brothers: Gerard of the home and Albert Anthony (Teresa K.) of Montrose; four sisters: Elizabeth (Sister Florian) Koch of Belleville, Illinois, Agnes (Sister Coronata) Koch of St. Louis, Christina and Cecelia Koch of the home. After a funeral mass, interment was in St. Ludger's Cemetery, Germantown, Henry Co. Missouri.

KOCH, Mary Louise RUCHEL
1912-1992
Parker-Gregg Cemetery, Creighton, Johnson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Mrs. Mary Louise Koch was born October 7, 1912 near Creighton, the daughter of Clarence Henry and Clara Belva (Little) Ruchel. She departed this life July 16, 1992 at Golden Valley Hospital, Clinton, at the age of 79 years. Mary attended Highland School, Creighton High School and graduated from Warrensburg Training School. She attended Warrensburg College for one year. On August 10, 1932 Mary was married to John carry Koch. J. R. and Mary Carol were born to this union. John and Mary have lived in the Creighton community for fifty-eight years. Mary was an active member of the Creighton Christian Church. She was Past Worthy Matron of Garden City Chapter No. 340 Order of Eastern Star. Also she enjoyed membership in the Creighton Saturday Club, the Jolly Homemakers Club, Christian Women's Fellowship, and the RSVP Organization of Urich. She was preceded in death by her parents. Survivors include her husband John C. Koch of the home; one son J. R. Koch, and one daughter, Mary Carol Thornburg, both of Creighton. Her grandchildren include Mark Koch, Peculiar, Clara Taber, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Rocky Koch and Rick Thornburg, both of Creighton, and Kimberly Thornburg, Columbia. Also three sisters survive. They are Clara Ogg, Harrisonville, Hariett Jenkins, Garden City, and Rachel Sitzes, Sikeston. Martha Fortney, a sister-in-law, is included in survivors. Mary was very fond of her nephews and nieces. Funeral services were held Sunday, July 19, 1992 at Dickey Chapel, Garden City. Burial was in Parker Cemetery near Creighton.

KOCH, Teresa Katherine WITZEL
1881-1973
St. Ludger Cemetery, Deepwater Twp, Henry Co, MO
Henry Co, MO - Teresa Katherine Koch, daughter of Joseph and Mary Anna (Hoile) Witzel, was born (the fourth of eight children) on January 18, 1881 in Germantown, Henry County, Missouri. The last surviving child, she passed away on August 11, 1973, at the age of 92. Teresa married Albert Anthony Koch on November 9, 1909, in Germantown, and to this union eight children were born. She was a lifelong farmer’s wife helping her husband on their farm southwest of Germantown. An avid gardener, she was very devoted to her children and grandchildren. Known to be a great cook, her grandchildren fondly remember her sugar cookies and warm smiles. Teresa was a kind, compassionate woman and a active member of St. Ludger’s Church in Germantown. Preceding her in death were her parents; three sisters: Mary Bettels, Catherine Elizabeth Brownsberger, Frances Florence Wittman; four brothers: John J., Albert, Willie and Martin J. Witzel; and one daughter: Clara Katherine Koch. Survivors include her two sons: Gereon Gerard Koch of the home, and Matthew Henry Koch (Clara) of Montrose; five daughters: Agnes Anna Moll of Olathe, Kansas, Margaret Mary Koch of the home, Christina Cecelia Schlagel (Clarence) of Bonner Springs, Kansas, Teresa Elizabeth Brownsberger (Andrew) of Montrose, and Marilyn Teresa Boehm (Edward) of Olathe, Kansas; 21 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren. Funeral mass was held at St. Ludger’s Catholic Church in Germantown. Interment was in St. Ludger’s Cemetery, Germantown, Henry Co. Missouri.

KOEHLER, Frances Lynn
1939-1995
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Frances Lynn Koehler, daughter of William F. Koehler and Alice Irene Kenney, was born September 12, 1939, in St. Louis, and died July 15, 1995, north of Neosho, at the age of 55, the result of a car accident. Frances had lived in Warsaw and Goodman, before she moved to Neosho two years ago. She is survived by her mother, Alice Irene Kenney of El Paso, Texas; her father William F. Koehler of Maryland Heights; one aunt Martha Lou Pierson, Deepwater; one great-aunt Alta Mae Marquardt, Kansas City; four cousins, Bob Smart, Deepwater, Alice Dean Reynolds, Concordia, Stephen Scott, Tumwater, Washington, and Merle Wilson, Deepwater. Funeral services were held at the Vansant-Mills Chapel, Wednesday, July 19. Cremation.

KOEHLER, Fredrick J.
1917-1994
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Fredrick J. Koehler, 77, Lone Jack, died October 30, 1994, at the University of Missouri Medical Center in Columbia. Cremation. Memorial services will be held at a later date. Mr. Koehler was born March 31, 1917, in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, and lived most of his life in the Kansas City area. He was the son of Herman and Hattie (Reiszhauer) Koehler. He was a veteran of the United States Army, serving his country in World War II. He was a member of Finey Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife Osa Koehler of the home; one son Larry Koehler, Spokane, Washington; one daughter Colleen Holcomb, Spokane, Washington; two sisters, Elsie Snider, Hillsboro, Oregon; Norma Unger, Puyallup, Washington; two brothers, Harry Koehler, Spokane, Washington, and William Koehler, Coeur D'Alene, Idaho; nine grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and three stepdaughters. He was preceded in death by a son Jerry Koehler.

KOEHLER, Osa I. POE
1918-1995
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Osa I. Koehler, 76, formerly of Chilhowee, died Tuesday, July 25, 1995, at her home in Warrensburg. Memorial services will be Monday, July 31, at the Consalus Chapel in Chilhowee. Mrs. Koehler was born October 9, 1918 in Bonneville, the daughter of James Allen and Mellissa (Staley) Poe. She was the wife of Fred Koehler who preceded her in death on October 30, 1994.

KOELLING, Helen L. SHIELDS
1917-1992
Hawthorn Memorial Gardens, Jefferson City, Cole Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Mrs. Helen L. Koelling, 74, Clinton, a former Jefferson City resident, died Saturday, April 25, 1992, at Golden Valley Hospital. Mrs. Koelling was born October 13, 11917, at Jefferson City, the daughter of Winsor W. and Maude Garrison Shields, both deceased. She was married on April 30, 1938, at Linn, to Oscar "Pat" Koelling who survives at the home. A lifelong resident of the Jefferson City area until March 1992, Mrs. Koelling attended Jefferson City Public Schools. A homemaker, she was a member of the Southridge Baptist Church of Jefferson City. Other survivors include four sons, Charles Edward Koelling of O'Fallon, Jerome "Pete" Koelling of Clinton, William Alvin Koelling of Kansas City; one daughter, Mrs. Doris M. Morris of Clinton; two sisters, Mrs. Clara Mae Landers of Jefferson City and Mrs. Kathryn Finn of Holts Summit; 23 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren; two daughters, Ruby Giesing and Patsy Sell preceded her in death. Funeral services will be Wednesday, April 29, 1992, in the Freeman Chapel in Jefferson City. Burial will be at Hawthorn Memorial Gardens.

KOELLING, Oscar A. "Pat"
1908-1992
Hawthorn Memorial Gardens, Jefferson City, Cole Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Oscar A. "Pat" Koelling, 84, Clinton, formerly of Jefferson City, died Sunday, September 13, 1992 at his home in Clinton. Mr. Koelling was born March 3, 1908 in Callaway County, the son of Charles and Louise Steinmetz Koelling, both deceased. He was married April 30, 1938, at Linn, to Helen Shields, who preceded him in death April 25, 1992. A lifelong area resident until March of 1992 when he moved to Clinton, Mr. Koelling had attended school in rural Callaway County. He was employed in the construction industry most of his life, having worked with several area construction firms. He was a member of the Southridge Baptist Church. Survivors include four sons, Charles Edward Koelling of O'Fallon, Jerome "Pete" Koelling of Clinton, William Alvin Koelling of O'Fallon, and Thomas Koelling of Kansas City;l one daughter, Mrs., Doris M. Morris of Clinton; 23 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two daughters, Ruby Giesing and Patsy Sell. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, September 16, 1992, in the Freeman Chapel. Burial will be in Hawthorn Memorial Gardens.

KOELLING, Shirley Jean EBERTING
1936-2001
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Nov 5 2001 - Shirley Eberting Koelling, 65, died Thursday, November 1, 2001, at her home in Belton after a nine-year battle with multiple myeloma and resulting side effects. Memorial services were Monday, November 5, at the John Knox Presbyterian Kirk, 11430 Wornall Road. A private inurnment was in Memorial Gardens at the church. She was born September 23, 1936, in Coal, to Robert Eberting and Clara Knisely Eberting. She graduated from Clinton High School in 1954 with honors. In 1958 she received a Bachelor of Arts in Speech Pathology at Central Missouri State College and was a member of the Delta Zet Sorority. She worked as a speech therapist in the Kansas City District from 1958 to 1961. She volunteered for charitable organizations, such as the March of Dimes and United Way Foundations. She participated in the Parent Teacher Association of the Center School District, serving as president in 1978. She was a leader of Camp Fire Girls and helped direct the annual Summer Day Camp. She volunteered for the American Diabetes Association, organizing the annual Bike-A-Thon fundraiser and later serving on the state board of directors of the ADA. She was elected to the school board of Center School District in 1962, serving for nine years. She was the school board president from 1988 until 1991. She was a member of John Knox Presbyterian Kirk and served as an elder over the past 20 years. She is survived by her husband of 42 years, Darrell Koelling; her three children, Shelley Koelling Flanagain and her husband, Joseph, Todd Koelling and his wife, Ruth, Stacy Koelling and her partner, Sheri, and six grandchildren; one sister, Roberta Dickson, and five brothers, Robert Jr., Darold, Donald, Fred and Richard. She was preceded in death by her parents and her brother, Martin.

KOENEMAN, Gladys FRANCIS
1908-1995
Greenwood Cemetery, Newton, Harvey Co, KS
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Gladys Francis Koeneman, 86, former Clinton resident, died Tuesday, March 14, 1995, at the Andover Health Care Center, Wichita, Kansas. She was a former Harvey Girl and had worked many places including Newton and Hutchinson, Kansas and Stat Fe, New Mexico. She was born Mary 12, 1908, in Missouri, daughter of Mose and Maggie Belle Francis and was married to Elmer W. Koeneman in 1934 in Carthage. He died in February 1994. She had worked in sales for Montgomery ward and the Innes Tea Room. She enjoyed crocheting gardening, religious literature, traveling and "watching her squirrels". Her last one was at 821 S. Vine Street in Wichita. Survivors include a sister Ethel Burkhart of Augusta, Kansas, and a brother William Libhart of Newton, Kansas, many nephews, nieces and other relatives. Services will be Friday at the Broadway Colonial Funeral Home Chapel in Wichita with burial in Greenwood Cemetery at Newton.

KOENIG, Elmer Leroy
abt 1931-2002
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, May 7 2002 - Elmer Leroy Koenig, 71, Clinton, died Tuesday, May 7, 2002, at Clinton Healthcare Center on East Ohio Street. He formerly worked for the railroad. Surviving are four sons; a brother, Orville Koenig of Higby, Missouri; two sisters, Wilma Cary of Clinton and Delma Thornburg of Moberly; a niece, Sue Pinkston and husband, Dan, Clinton. Cremation. There will be a graveside service at a later date in Higby.

KOGER, James Ralph
1915-1996
Pleasant Mound Cemetery, Osceola Twp, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Ralph Koger, 81, Osceola, died Wednesday, December 18, 1996, at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Kansas City. Mr. Koger was an Army veteran of World War II and a retired farmer. His is survived by his wife, Lillian, of the home; two daughters, one stepson; one stepdaughter. Funeral services will be Saturday, December 21, at the Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel in Osceola. Burial will be in the Pleasant Mound Cemetery, Osceola.

KOHART, Charles "Chuck"
1933-2012
Missouri Veterans Cemetery at Higginsville, Lafayette Co, MO
Charles "Chuck" Kohart, Jr., 78, of Warrensburg, Missouri, formerly of Edwards, Mo., died Thursday, January 12, 2012, at the Missouri Veterans Home, Warrensburg, Mo. He was born August 24, 1933, in Oakwood, Ohio, the son of Charles Curtis Kohart and Edna Josephine (Wagner) Kohart. In February of 1954, in Defiance, Ohio, he married Janice Vivian Plassman and she preceded him in death in May of 1970. Chuck worked as a master electrician for several companies including the Campbell Soup Company in both Defiance, Ohio and Sacramento, California. He then worked for Coors Brewing in Golden, Colorado and the Jefferson County School District, from where he retired in 1986. He was a veteran of the United States Navy and served during the Korean Conflict. Chuck enjoyed being outdoors and hunting and fishing. After his retirement, he moved to Edwards, Mo., where he could enjoy "the simple life" and being outdoors. He was a "professional tinkerer" and took care of his neighbors by plowing their driveways and gravel roads with his tractor. He was a member of the American Legion and the Elks Lodge, both in Denver, Co. Survivors include 2 sons, Steven Charles Kohart, Sacramento, California; and Rex Charles Kohart, Denver, Colorado; 3 daughters, Pamela Denise Kohart, Denver, Co.; Jayne Renae Ruggiero, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania; and Nanette Sue Sharp, Denver, Co.; 8 grandchildren, Seth, Julie, Nicholas, Megan, Tony, Suzie, Henry, and Cameron; 4 great-grandchildren; 3 sisters, Ellen Lazenby, New Haven, Indiana; Carol Chesser, Ft. Wayne, Ind.; and Sara Kohart, Prescott, Arizona; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by his father and mother. Graveside services will be Tuesday, January 17, 2012, at the Missouri Veterans Cemetery, Higginsville, Mo.

KOHLER, Twila G. REED
1924-1996
Carpenter Cemetery, Chilhowee, Johnson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Twila G. Kohler, 72, Warrensburg, died Thursday, October 17, 1996, at Ridgerest Adult Care Center. She was born October 4, 1924, in Norris, the daughter of Duncan C. and Alta (Inloes) Reed. On June 28, 1953, she was united in marriage to William J. Kohler. He preceded her in death December 3, 1989. Mrs. Kohler was a member of the 1st United Methodist Church where she taught Sunday school and directed the children's choir for a number of years. She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star. She had worked at the United Telephone Company, at CMSU and for the Brown Shoe Store for 22 years. In addition to her husband she was preceded in death by one brother Duncan C. Reed Jr. She is survived by one son Fred Kohler of Warrensburg and one sister Harlene Schofield of Shawnee Mission, Kansas. Funeral services will be Monday, October 21, at the 1st United Methodist Church with burial in Carpenter Cemetery near Chilhowee.

KOHLRUSS, Ola Fern BURTON
1917-1991
Bethel Campground Cemetery, Benton Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Ola Fern Kohlruss, 74, passed away Monday, September 23, 1991 at her home in East Detroit, Mich. She was born on May 3, 1917 in Benton County, the daughter of Ulysses and Dora Smith Burton. She grew up in Benton County and on August 28, 1954 she was united in marriage to Frank Kohlruss at Roseville, Mich. Following their marriage they made their home in East Detroit. She was a member of the Rebecca Lodge and the East Detroit Senior Citizens Club. She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank, on December 2, 1990. She is survived by one daughter, Laurette Slawson of East Detroit, Mich.; five grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. Also surviving are six brothers, Clarence Burton of El Dorado Springs, Bill Burton of Warsaw, Loren Burton, George Burton and Kenneth Burton of Kansas City and Junior Burton of the State of Washington, and one sister, Mrs. Ora Perry, Marshall, other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held at Reser Funeral Chapel on Friday, September 27. Burial was in Bethel Campground Cemetery.

KOHUES, Michael T.
1946-1994
Laurel Oak Cemetery (K), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Michael T. Kohues, 47, Windsor, died Wednesday morning, July 13, 1994, at his home. He was born October 2, 1946, in Dayton, Ohio, the son of Robert William Kohues and Geraldine Viola Firman Kohues. On May 30, 1993, in Windsor, he married Glenna Sue Sallee, who survives of the home. He was a staff sergeant in the U.S. Army for 20 years before retiring in 1988. He was a member of the NRA. In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Michael Kohues and a daughter Bobbie Kohues, both of Indianapolis, Indiana; a daughter Amy M. Kohues, Wichita, Ks.; a stepdaughter Keitha, also of Wichita, Ks.; a grandson Michael Troy Kohues III, Indianapolis, Indiana; a brother Eric Kohues, St. Louis; two sisters, Mary Lynn Bauer, Kirkwood, and Kimberly Grant, St. Louis, and two nieces and three nephews. Funeral services will be Sunday, July 17, at Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial will be in the Laurel Oak Cemetery.

KOLB, Donald F. Rev.
1923-1999
Glendale Cemetery, Des Moines, Polk Co, IA
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Sep 30 1999 - Rev. Donald F. Kolb, 75, Des Moines, Iowa, died Sunday, September 26, 1999, at his home. Funeral services were Thursday, at the Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church. Burial was in Glendale Cemetery. Southtown Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. He was born in Lodi, California. He was a retired minister from the LCMS and had served in churches in Iowa, Illinois, California, Washington and Missouri. He was a World War II Air Force pilot. He is survived by his wife Dolores Kolb of the home; five daughters, Christine Way of Des Moines, Iowa, Hannah Wilhelm of St. Peter's, Kathy Fischer of River Forrest, Illinois, Elaine Meads of Clinton and Mary Rugen of Flanders, New Jersey; one son, Pete Kolb of St. Louis; two sisters, Velma Mullaley of Eugene, Oregon, and Eileen Woods of Lodi, California; one brother Waldo Kolb of Calistoga, California; 12 grandchildren.

KOLBOHN, Mildred KUNKLER
1894-1992
Englewood Cemetery (K), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Mrs. Mildred Kunkler Kolbohn, 97, died March 28, 1992, in Gainesville, Florida. There was cremation. Graveside services will be held Friday, September 25, at Englewood Cemetery. Mrs. Kolbohn lived with a daughter, Nancy Olney of Gainesville. There are three grandchildren, Leah Dorocke, Peter Olney and Sara Olney. Mrs. Kolbohn was the daughter of the late Dr. and Mrs. J. E. Kunkler of Clinton. she was born in Peoria, Illinois, and moved to Clinton when she was around 11 years old. The family lived in the house where St. Paul's Episcopal Church now is located. Mrs. Kolbohn was the wife of the late Frank Kolbohn, who died at the age of 62. They were married 41 years.

KOMER, Anthony J. "Tony"
1973-2006
Englewood Cemetery (K), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jul 17 2006 - Anthony J. "Tony" Komer, son of Tim Komer and Susan Lynn (Thurman) Komer, was born December 12, 1973, in Warrensburg and died in Clinton on June 26, 2006, at the age of 32 years. Tony was married to Sara Jane Lowe. He was a division manager for Champions Brands in Clinton. He was a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church and the Building Fund Committee. He was the Exalted Ruler of Clinton Elks Lodge No. 1034, the Delta Chi fraternity and the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association. He is survived by his wife Sara Jane, and two sons, Mason Anthony and Westin David, all of the home; his father Tim Komer, Clinton; his mother Sue Komer, Harrisonville; one brother Andrew Komer, Shawnee Mission, Kansas; his half-brother Martin Komer, Clinton; his half-sister Rebekah Komer, Clinton; his father and mother-in-law David and Shirley Lowe; his brother and sister-in-law Matt and Angela Lowe; his sister-in-law Megan Lowe, all of Clinton, and his maternal grandfather Richard Thurman, St. Joseph, and an uncle Richard Thurman of Harrisonville. Funeral services were held at the Benson Convention Center, Clinton, on Friday, June 30. Private family burial was in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton. (Tony was killed when the Elks Building collapsed in downtown Clinton.)

KOONCE, Jewell Mae
1909-1994
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Funeral services for Mrs. Jewell Mae Koonce, 84, Kansas City, were held Sunday evening at the Ruskin Heights Baptist Church. She died Friday, May 20, 1994. Cremation. She was born May 30, 1909, in Clinton and spent most of her life in the Kansas City area. She worked for Pratt-Whitney during World War II and belonged to the Ruskin Heights Baptist Church. Survivors include a son, Frank Koonce, Philadelphia; a daughter Martha K. Roberts of Fairfield, Iowa; sisters, Irene Dillard of Sedalia and Martha Fenski, San Jose, California; also six grandchildren. Park Lawn Mortuary was in charge of the service.

KOONS, Anna Margaret KECK
1935-1993
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Mrs. Anna Margaret Keck Koons, 58, Freeman, died Tuesday, July 20, 1993 at Carondelet Manor in Kansas City. Memorial services will be Friday, at the Atkinson Chapel, Harrisonville. Mrs Koons was the daughter of James Herman and Margaret E. (Mitchell) Keck, born in Clinton, Mo., March 21, 1935 and lived in Harrisonville before moving to Freeman six years ago. She was a member of VFW Post 4409 Ladies Auxiliary of Harrisonville, a member of Hope Haven of Cass County and Antioch Southern Baptist Church, Harrisonville. She is survived by her husband, Charles E. Koons of the home; three sons, Charles L. Massie, Springfield, James Massie, Harrisonville, and Dan Massie, Temecula, Ca.; three daughters, Vickie Schnacke, Kansas City, Ks., Alice Spini, Roeland Park, Ks., and Denise Staffell, Harrisonville; five stepchildren, Buddy Massie, Kansas City, Curtis Koons, Freeman, Patricia Bohannon, Leawood, Ks., Trudy Thomas, Drexel, and Cara Swofford, Brumley; three brothers, Jim Keck, Richard Keck, and Scott Keck, all of Clinton; 11 grandchildren and 8 step-grandchildren.

KORTH, LaVaughn Michael "Von"
1924-2008
Englewood Cemetery (K), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Mar 17 2008 - LaVaughn (Von) Michael Korth, 84, Bolivar, died at 5:45 p.m. on Thursday, March 13, 2008, at the Parkview Healthcare Facility in Bolivar after a lingering illness. Mr. Korth was born on January 9, 1924, at Crofton, Nebraska, to Martha Matilda (Pilger) Korth and Michael John Korth. The neighbors came to their rescue to dig out the snow-packed driveway so the doctor could come. Vaughn started school at Crofton and then the family moved to a 160-acre farm near Plainview, Nebraska, when he was quite young. Vaughn helped his dad with the farming, driving horses and part-time on the tractor in the fields of corn. He helped milk cows, feed the pigs and load hay into the barn loft. He grew up and attended country schools, walking the railroad tracks to a farmer's home to catch a ride into Plainview to take his eighth grade exam in the middle of winter, as the side roads were packed with snow. He shared his wagon and bicycle with his sister, Irene, and sometimes the neighbor boy came over to play. They had a dog, a cat and a pet goat. In 1937, he and his family moved to Deepwater where he helped his mother manage a filling station and a small cafe, while his dad drove a Pepsi truck in the area. He helped his dad deliver Pepsi products to several towns, miles away. He became a member of the Boy Scouts. They moved to Clinton where he graduated from Clinton High School in 1941 at the age of 17. Vaughn continued driving the Pepsi Truck in the summer. He also had a part-time job at Lindstrom Hatchery. After graduation, he went to work at Stewart Shoe Store before entering the military service. He served his country in the Navy from 1942-45. He attended medical school and was in the 1st Marine Division as a medical corpsman. He served in the South Pacific, Guam and Iwo Jima for two years. Upon returning from the service he took a job with the JC Penney Co. in Clinton, in November 1945. On March 4, 1946, he married Elizabeth Maxine Fry. They lived next door from his parents' home on North Main Street. They later had three children, Michael Vaughn, Marilyn and Deborah. Vaughn was transferred from the Clinton JC Penney to Independence, then to North Kansas City, then to Metro North, where he retired from the JC Penney Co. in 1989 after 40 years of employment. He and his family lived in Liberty from 1960 until he moved to Bolivar in 1999, so he could be with his daughter, Marilyn, following heart by-pass surgery. Vaughn had been very active in the Liberty Christian Church and was a Scoutmaster for many years, receiving many awards and certifications before moving to Bolivar. Vaughn loved helping others when he was able and practically raised his daughter, Deborah's two sons, Brandon and David, from birth. After moving to Bolivar, he attended the United Methodist Church and was active in the Rose Park association and the Senior Center. He was preceded in death by his son Michael Vaughn in 1987, his wife Elizabeth Maxine in 1991, and his daughter Deborah in 1997, and son-in-law Ron Hendrickson in 2002. Surviving is his daughter, Marilyn Hendrickson of Bolivar; six grandchildren, Kristi Proctor, Derek Hendrickson and wife Jennifer, Brandon Pierce, David Johnson, Michelle Morrison and husband Andrew, and Jennifer Korth; four great-grandchildren, Bailey Proctor, Molly Hendrickson, Will Hendrickson and Ava Morrison; one niece and one nephew. Also surviving are his sister Irene Graef and husband Corky of Urich and a daughter-in-law Linda Thacker and husband Bob of Cartersville, Georgia. Funeral services were held on Monday, March 17, at the Butler Funeral Home Chapel. Graveside services were at Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

KOTTWITZ, Sarah Chlorene MILLER
1925-2002
Resthaven Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Osceola, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Mar 21 2002 - Sarah C. Kottwitz, 76, Osceola, died Tuesday, March 19, 2002, at Sac-Osage Hospital, Osceola. Funeral services will be Friday, March 22, at Grace United Methodist Church, Osceola. Burial will be in Resthaven Memorial Gardens. She married Frank Kottwitz December 9, 1944, in Panama City, Florida. She was a member of Grace United Methodist Church. She is survived by her husband; children, Anita Slocum and husband, Wilbur, Clinton, Norman Kottwitz, Osceola, Gladys Smith, Osceola, Glenn Kottwitz and wife, Debbie, Osceola, Judy Hawkins and husband, Bob, Carthage, Jim Kottwitz and wife, Connie, Osceola, Jean Ann Gardner and husband, Lynn, Osceola, Joyce Brown and husband, Dennis, Osceola; 28 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild; sisters, Delores Hancock of Ethridge, Tennessee, and Margaret Kottwitz of Osceola; one brother, Daniel Miller, Jr. of Ethridge, Tennessee, and many nieces and nephews.

KOZLOWSKI, Adele N.
1918-2003
Maplewood & Brownington Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 17 2003 - Adele N. Kozlowski, 84, Brownington, died Tuesday, April 15, at the Golden Valley Hospital. She was a sales representative for the National Telephone Directory Corporation before her retirement. she was born in Newark, New Jersey, and moved to Brownington to be near her daughter, Lin Kozlowski. Other survivors include her son, Daniel M. Kozlowski of Millstadt, Illinois; two grandsons, Daniel Kozlowski, Jr. and Bruce Kozlowski; four granddaughters, Joy Horn, Donna Martin, Amanda Kozlowski and Heather Kozlowski and eight great-grandchildren, and one sister, Loretta Crusius, New Jersey. Funeral services will be at the Sickman and Dunning Funeral Home Monday, April 21. Burial will be in Maplewood Cemetery in Brownington.

KRAFT, John Raymond Sr. "Andy"
1927-1993
Richmond Memory Gardens, Richmond, Ray Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - John Raymond "Andy" Kraft Sr., 65, Henrietta, Ray County, died Sunday, March 7, 1993 at the VA hospital. He was the father of George Richard Kraft of Clinton. He was an auto mechanic and an Army veteran of World War II. Services will be Wednesday at the Henrietta Baptist Church, with burial in the Richmond Memory Gardens Cemetery.

KRAMER, Billy Gene "Bill"
1931-1994
Laurel Oak Cemetery (K), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Bill Kramer, 63, Windsor, died Friday, December 23, 1994, in McLean, Texas. He was born April 9, 1931, in Drexel, the son of Floyd William Kramer and Gwendolyne Dawson Kramer. On April 7, 1950, in Windsor at the Christian Church parsonage, he married Daisy Marie Blasengym, who survives of the home. He was an independent truck driver. IN addition to his wife, he is survived by his mother Gwendolyne Kramer, Windsor; two sons, Darrell Gene Kramer, Lee's Summit, and Scott Lee Kramer, San Jose, California; three daughters, Karen Louise Martinez, Sugar Land, Texas, Denise Ann Kramer, Windsor, and Tammy Diane Hoff, Fallon, Nevada; seven grandchildren; three brothers, Bob Kramer, St. Louis, Larry Kramer, Columbia, and D. A. Kramer, Pleasant Hill; four sisters, Blanche Sadler, Lois Quigley and Sandra West, all of Windsor, and Deloris Bubick, Leighton, Pennsylvania; numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a brother Ray, and a sister Brenda Louise. Funeral services were Tuesday, December 27, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial was in the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

KRAMER, Bobby Lee "Bob"
1938-2004
Laurel Oak Cemetery (K), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Aug 25 2004 - Bobby Lee "Bob" Kramer, 66, Windsor, died Monday, August 23, 2004, at his home in Windsor. He was born June 18, 1938, in Windsor, the son of Floyd William Kramer and Gwendolyne (Dawson) Kramer. On December 21, 1968, in Columbia, he married Margie Morton, who survives of the home. He was a meat salesman for the Wilson Wholesale Meat Company in Columbia. Survivors include his wife of the home; two sons, Barry Kramer, Blue Springs, and Jeff Kramer, Higginsville; a daughter Kimberly Kramer of the home; two grandchildren, Tiffany Kay Thomas and Taylor Brian Thomas, also of the home; two brothers Larry Kramer and his wife Dorothy, Columbia, D. A. Kramer and his wife Linda, Pleasant Hill; four sisters Blanche Sadler and her husband Charles, and Lois Quigley and her husband Herbert, both of Windsor, Deloris Bubick and her husband Ed, Lehighton, Pennsylvania, and Sandra Self and her husband Riley, also of Windsor, and additional grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister Brenda Louise Kramer; two brothers, Bill and Ray Kramer, and his father-in-law O. T. Morton. Memorial services will be Friday, August 27, at the Assembly of God Church, Windsor. Burial will be in Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

KRAMER, Daisy Marie BLASENGYM
1935-2012
Laurel Oak Cemetery (K), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daisy M. Kramer, 77, of Windsor, Missouri, died Sunday evening, June 10, 2012, at the Research Medical Center, Kansas City, Mo. She was born February 25, 1935, in Marshall, Mo., the daughter of Ralph Leroy Blasengym and Nora Viola (Ford) Blasengym. On April 7, 1950, at the First Christian Church parsonage in Windsor, she married Billy Gene Kramer, who preceded her in death on December 23, 1994. Daisy was a sewing machine operator making tents for the United States Army and later a seamstress in a sportswear factory. She also worked at the former Windsor International Shoe Factory and then she did Home Health Care in Texas and Windsor. She was a very active member of the First Baptist Church, Windsor. Survivors include 2 sons, Darrell Gene Kramer, Springfield, Mo.; Scott Lee Kramer, Windsor, Mo.; 3 daughters, Karen Louise Hill, Splendora, Texas; Denise Ann Kramer, Overland Park, Kansas and Tammy Diane Burnett, Green Ridge, Mo.; 9 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a brother, Robert Lee Blasengym; 2 sisters, Betty Vinson and Louise Lefevers. Memorial services will be Thursday, June 14, 2012, at the First Baptist Church, Windsor. Burial will be at a later date.

KRAMER, Gwen DAWSON
1912-2003
Sharon Cemetery, Drexel, Cass Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Mar 10 2003 - Gwen (Dawson) Kramer, 91, Windsor, died Friday afternoon, March 7, 2003, at her daughter's home in Windsor. She was born February 29, 1912, in Drexel, the daughter of Walter Glen Dawson and Lulu Blanche (Stoker) Dawson. On April 10, 1929, in Paola, Kansas, she married Floyd William Kramer, who preceded her in death. Mrs. Kramer was a cook for many years for the former Wagon Wheel Cafe, Cedar Nook Cafe, Leah Cooks' Hospital and the Windsor Hospital, all in Windsor. She was a member of the United Methodist Church, Drexel. Survivors include three sons, Bobby Lee Kramer, Windsor, Larry Kramer, Columbia, D. A. Kramer, Pleasant Hill; four daughters, Blanche Sadler, Lois Quigley and Sandra Self, all of Windsor, and Deloris Bubick, Lehighton, Pennsylvania; 24 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren, 2 great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Alice Boone, Drexel, and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by two sons, Bill Kramer and Ray Kramer; a daughter, Brenda Kramer, three brothers and five sisters. Funeral services will be Tuesday, March 11, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor, with graveside committal services at the Sharon Cemetery in Drexel.

KRAMER, Lawrence Glen "Shorty"
1913-1998
Mineral Creek Cemetery, Leeton, Johnson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Lawrence Glen "Shorty" Kramer, 85, St. James, died Tuesday, October 27, 1998, at the Missouri Veterans Home in St. James. He was born October 17, 1913, the son of Nicholas Kramer and Georgia Rosannatha (Scott) Kramer. Mr. Kramer was a service station attendant at Brown's Service Station in Sedalia for many years. He was an Army veteran of World War II. Survivors include a sister and brother-in-law Evelyn and Vince Hugunin, Warrensburg, and several nieces and nephews. Private family graveside services will be Friday, October 30, at the Mineral Creek Cemetery in Leeton.

KRAMER, Russell
1915-1998
Mineral Creek Cemetery, Leeton, Johnson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Russell Kramer, 82, Windsor, died Saturday, June 26, 1998, at his home in Windsor. He was born August 25, 1915, in Lincoln, Nebraska, the son of Nicholas Kramer and Georgia (Scott) Kramer. On October 12, 1936, in Butler, he married Ellen Marie Twyman, who preceded him in death January 1, 1986. Mr. Kramer, with his wife, co-owned and operated Kramer's Drive-In Movie Theater in Windsor for many years. He also worked on CB radios. Survivors include a sister Evelyn Hagunin, Warrensburg; a brother Lawrence Kramer, St. James; a son-in-law, Everett Lampman, Maysville, and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his wife he was preceded in death by a daughter Wilma Marie Lampman, and a granddaughter Trinda J. Lampman. Funeral services were Monday, June 29, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial will be in Mineral Creek Cemetery, Leeton.

KRAMER, Violet L. "Bonnie"
1926-1994
Maplewood & Brownington Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
Violet L. Bonnie Kramer, 68, Independence, died Friday, October 14, 1994, at the Park Lane Medical Center in Kansas City. Survivors include her mother, Lena Cantrell of Clinton; one brother George Ritter of Clinton, and her friend, Bob Datweiler of the home. Memorial services will be held at the Maplewood Cemetery in Brownington, Tuesday, October 18.

KRASHIN, Robert K.
1926-1999
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Dec 7 1999 - Robert K. Krashin, 73, Warsaw, died Monday, December 6, 1999, at Golden Valley Hospital, Clinton. Among survivors is his brother, Phil Krashin of Roach.

KRASSER, Dennis Dale
1943-1998
Osceola Cemetery, Osceola, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Dennis Dale Krasser was born September 28, 1943, in Sioux City, Iowa, to Elmer and Alta Buckingham Krasser. He died September 26, 1998, from injuries received in an accident at his home in Osceola. Dennis was raised in Beaver Crossing, Nebraska, and attended school there. He went to Milford Trade School where he became a diesel mechanic. Dennis attended boot camp at Paris Island, South Carolina, in June 1964 and graduated in October 1964. He then reported to Camp LaJune for Diesel School for five months of training, graduating in March 1965. From there he went to the Reserve Unit in Lincoln, Nebraska, and was honorably discharged from the Marine Corps in 1970. Dennis worked for First American Distributing in Omaha, Nebraska, and then sold for an oil products company. Dennis enjoyed being on the lake and especially enjoyed driving the ski boat and watching the skiers. He enjoyed long walks, talking with his children and playing with the dogs. Dennis found great happiness in calling California to talk with his daughter and getting the week's news about his granddaughter, Clare Kincaid of Camp Pendleton, California. He was a genuine caring man who put others before himself. He would read to the elderly in his spare time, went to church regularly and designed his dream home (which he had not built yet). The main feature he wanted it to have was a large dining room with a huge table so all of his family could gather for family dinners. Dennis enjoyed working with his hands and loved to garden. His favorite was tomatoes. He also enjoyed going to Branson to the shows and concerts and to fairs and dances. He was a Boy Scout leader and a member of the Sertoma Club. He was preceded in death by his father and one brother Roland Steele, and his biological parents, Sant and Ona Steele. He is survived by his wife Paula, of the home; one son Troy Wayne Krasser, Clinton; one daughter Shaun Elizabeth Kinkaid, Camp Pendleton, California; his mother Mrs. Alta Krasser of Beaver Crossing, Nebraska; five brothers, Donald Steele of Roswell, New Mexico, Robert Steele of Grand Junction, Colorado, Richard Steele, Denver, Colorado, Larry Bluhm, Seward, Nebraska, Rodney Kastens, Seattle, Washington; six sisters, Virginia Sanford, Union City, California, Phoebe Barto, McCook Lake, South Dakota, Betty Whitsell, Lincoln, Nebraska, Donna Danekas, Lincoln, Nebraska, Sandra Welch, Panama City, Florida, and Nancy Jurgenson, Friend, Nebraska; one granddaughter Clare Elizabeth Kincaid, Camp Pendleton, California. Services were held Wednesday, September 30, at Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel. Burial was at Osceola Cemetery.

KRATZER, Wanietia M. "Susie" CLARK
1926-1993
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Mrs. Wanietia (Susie) Kratzer, 66, of Gulf Shores, Alabama, died Wed. April 14, 1993 at South Baldwin Hospital, Foley, Al. Memorial services were held Sat. April 17, at the Bay View Funeral Home in Foley. Susie, as she was affectionately known, was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Clark of the Shawnee Mound community. She and W. T. (Bill) Kratzer were united in marriage in 1946. Most of their life was spent in Rolla, where he worked for the University of Missouri and she worked for Geological Survey. In 1986 they retired and moved to Gulf Shores, Al. where they enjoyed living adjacent to the ocean and especially enjoyed playing golf year around. She is survived by her husband, Bill, of the home: one daughter, Paula Pickett, Prairie Village, Ks.,: two granddaughters, and one great-grandson; one sister, Mrs. R. T. (Shirley) Hetherington, Clinton; and one brother, Jim Clark, Gladstone, Mo.

KRAUSE, Elmer Louis
1917-1994
Union Cemetery, Bland, Gasconade Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Elmer Louis Krause, 77, Urbana, died Sunday, August 7, 1994, in the Cox Medical Center-North in Springfield. He was reared near Bland. He taught school near Nashville, Tennessee, then moved to a farm near Clinton and farmed and drove a truck for Clearfield Cheese Co. He later moved to Holden and farmed there from 1951 to 1977. He retired while living in ElDorado Springs and moved to Urbana where he resided at the time of his death. He married Leota Roehrs on September 17, 1983, and spent his retirement years with her. He loved to garden and to coyote hunt. He was a member of the Branch Memorial Seventh Day Adventist Church. He is survived by h is wife Leota of the home; a son Robert L. Krause of Stevensville, Mi., and three daughters, Joan Denny of Toepka, Ks., Lois Mikesell of Kenne, Texas, and Juanita Smith of Corrales, N.M.; one stepdaughter Joyce Pendergraft of Tulsa, Ok.; one sister, Elda Van Dyke of Peachtree City, Ga.; 10 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be Thursday, August 11, in Buffalo, Mo. Burial in Bland Union Cemetery, under the direction of the Cantlon Funeral Home of Buffalo.

KRAUSE, Sylvia Viola RIFFEL
1913-2007
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, May 22 2007 - Graveside services for Sylvia Viola Riffel Krause, 93, Keene, Texas, will be conducted Friday, May 25, at the Keene Cemetery. Mrs. Krause died Sunday, May 20, 2007, in Keene, Texas. She was born in Clinton on November 12, 1913, the daughter of Elizabeth (Simon) and Sam Riffel. She was a retired secretary and was a member of the Keene Seventh-day Adventist Church. She is survived by her son Robert Krause and wife Avonda, Berrien Springs, Michigan; daughters, Lois Mikesell and husband Roger, Keene, and Juanita Smith and husband David, Portland, Tennessee, and Joan Denny and husband Jerry, Topeka, Kansas; brothers, Laverne Riffel and wife Edith, and Orley Riffel, Clinton; 15 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and sisters, Ida Krause and Rebekah White. - Rosser Funeral Home, Henderson Street, Cleburne, Texas.

KREAMER, Evelyn BURD
1911-1996
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Former Clintonian Evelyn Burd Kreamer, 85, Prairie Village, Kansas, died Thursday, March 14, 1996, at Shawnee Mission hospital. She and her husband J. G. "Skinny" Kreamer, lived in Clinton from the mid-30s for a number of years, moving here around 1935. Mr. Kreamer was one of the top executives of United Telephone Company of Missouri. Memorial services will be Tuesday, March 19, at the Village Presbyterian Church. Mrs. Kreamer was born February 15, 1911, in Kansas City. She was an alumnus of the University of Missouri and a member of the Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority, the Indian Hills Country Club and the Village Presbyterian Church. Survivors include a sister Katherine McKenna, Sun City, Az., a daughter Katherine A. Kreamer, Prairie Village, Ks.; a son James B. Kreamer, London, Ky., and two grandchildren, Morgan and Meridith Kreamer.

KREEGER, Glenn E.
1949-1999
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Oct 14 1999 - Glenn E. Kreeger, 50, Deepwater, died Tuesday, October 12, 1999, at Doctors Hospital in Wentzville. He was born January 1, 1949, in Quincy, Illinois. He repaired mobile homes and was self-employed for five years. He had a Bachelor of Science degree in English from Truman State University in Kirksville. He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Marylou Young Kreeger; one son, Aaron M. Kreeger; one brother, David Kreeger. He is survived by his daughter Angelana M. Kreeger, Kansas City; one son Jay W. Kreeger, Kansas City; four brothers, Ralph Hollis and wife Elaine, Alexandria, Minnesota, Jim Kreeger and wife Charlene, Gulfport, Mississippi, Denny Kreeger and wife Dawn, Cleveland, Ohio, and herb Kreeger and wife Mary Jane, Florissant; one sister Joyce Schreffler and husband Bill, Kimberling City. Cremation. Baue Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

KREISLER, Eleanor Anna HARMS
1903-1996
Englewood Cemetery (K), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Mrs. Elmo (Eleanor Anna) Kreisler, 93, died Sunday, November 10, 1996, at John Knox Village Care Center, Lee's Summit. Funeral services will be Wednesday, November 13, at the United Methodist church, Clinton, with burial in Englewood Cemetery, under the direction Consalus Funeral Home, Clinton. Mrs. Kreisler was born August 31, 1903, in Cole Camp, the daughter of Louis and Magdalena Meisner Harms. She was married to Elmo Kreisler, a well-known business man in the Clinton area. She was preceded in death by her husband and daughter, Irma Lee Kreisler. Mrs. Kreisler was a member of the United Methodist Church and the Order of Eastern Star, Clinton, where she had served as Worthy Matron and District Deputy, and the Henry County Historical Society. Survivors include a son, Fritz Kreisler, and wife, Emily, Independence; two daughters, Ruby Kraner and husband, Ernie, Independence, and Betty Brecht, and husband, John, Clinton; seven grandchildren, Matthew Kraner, Kansas City, Susan Begemann, Owasso, Ok., Austin Kreisler, Dunwoody, Ga., Eric Kreisler, Blue Springs, Mary Cromwell, Blue Springs, Rev. Barbara Bowser, Springfield, Karen Baker, Owasso, Ok.; 16 great-grandchildren, and a brother, Emil Harms, Arnold, Mo.

KREISLER, Luceal Anna STONE
1915-1999
Cole Camp Memorial Cemetery, Cole Camp, Benton Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Luceal Anna Kreisler, 83, Clinton, formerly of Cole Camp, died Thursday morning, July 1, 1999, at the Westwood Nursing Center at Clinton. She was born September 5, 1915, at Edmonson, a daughter of William and Melvina Schumaker Stone. She was married to Willie O. Kreisler on December 13, 1941, at Marshall. He preceded her in death on December 7, 1995. She was a homemaker and had attended the First United Methodist Church at Cole Camp. She is survived by one niece, Betty Creach of Windsor and two nephews, Robert Kreisler of Clinton and Robert Stone of Warsaw. She was preceded in death by one sister and eight brothers. Funeral services will be Saturday, July 3, at Fox Funeral Home, Cole Camp. Burial will be in Memorial Cemetery, Cole Camp.

KREISLER, Willie Otto
1912-1995
Cole Camp Memorial Cemetery, Cole Camp, Benton Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Willie Otto Kreisler, 83, Clinton, formerly of Cole Camp, died Thursday morning, December 7, 1995, at his home. He was born June 27, 1912, near Cole Camp, son of William and Margaret Kullman Kreisler. He married Luceal Stone on December 13, 1941, at Marshall. Mrs. Kreisler survives. Other survivors include two sisters, Nettie Eckhoff of Cale Camp and Maurine Eckhoff of Lincoln. He was a retired farmer and a veteran of World War II. He was a member of the American Legion Post in Sedalia. He attended the Methodist church. He retired and moved to Clinton in 1983. Funeral services will be Saturday at Fox Funeral Home in Cole Camp. Burial will be in Memorial Cemetery at Cole Camp.

KREISSLER, Margaret Ella LINN
1920-2007
Appleton City Cemetery, Appleton City, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Sep 17 2007 - Margaret Ella Linn Kreissler, 87, was born April 24, 1920, to Leonard and Orlena Deutsh (Curran) Linn, near Rushing, Arkansas, and she died Saturday, September 15, 2007, at Ellett Memorial Hospital In Appleton City. She grew up in Blue Mound, Kansas. After graduating from high school, she studied to become a registered nurse at General Hospital in Kansas City. While In training she met her future husband, Lawrence Kreissler. They were married May 22, 1942, and during World War II she worked as a registered nurse at various locations where Lawrence was based. After the war they moved to Twin F alls, Idaho for one year before returning to Appleton City where she lived the remainder of her life. She worked at Ellett Memorial Hospital where she eventually became the director of nurses. After a brief retirement she returned to the work force as the medicare coordinator at Golden Valley Hospital in Clinton. She served on the Appleton City Library Board. She was baptized and confirmed at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Twin Falls, later transferring her membership to Trinity Lutheran Church in Appleton City, where she served on the Altar Guild, Lutheran Women's Missionary League and Ladies Aid. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Lawrence; one sister Caroline Capps, and one son-in-law Richard Landall. She is survived by one son Kenny Kreissler and wife Sue, Olathe, Kansas; three daughters, Judy Landall of Appleton City, Nancy and husband Eugene Nichols, St. Charles, and Kristine and husband Ronnie Parks, Appleton City; ten grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; one sister Mary Canady, Wichita, Kansas; a special cousin Lila DeKlotz of Fresno, California; numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be at Trinity Lutheran Church in Appleton City on Tuesday, September 18. Burial will be in Appleton City Cemetery.

KRELL, Dan W.
abt 1939-2008
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, May 5 2008 - Dan W. Krell, 69, died at his home in Deepwater on Thursday, May 1, 2008. Memorial services will be at the home Saturday, May 10.

KREPS, Marvin L.
1931-2000
Kansas City Star, Feb 14, 2000 - Marvin L. Kreps, 68, Clinton, MO (formerly of Kansas City, MO), passed away Saturday, February 12, 2000, at his home. Mr. Kreps was born July 15, 1931, in Hiawatha, KS, and had spent most of his life in the Kansas City area. He had lived in Georgia for 10 years before moving to Clinton, MO last year. He served in the Army during the Korean War. He was a NRA member. Survivors include his sons, Marvin Kreps II, Stanfordville, NY, and Mark Kreps, Salinas, CA; a daughter, Marlys Dick, Kansas City, MO; two sisters, Mary Olsen, Big Bear, CA, and Mabel Brown, Wichita, KS; seven grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.

KRESSE, Garold Edwin "Gary"
1942-1991
Englewood Cemetery (K), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Gary Kresse was born July 10, 1942 in Marceline, Mo., the son of J. Kenneth Kresse and Helen M. Houtchens Kresse. He was injured fatally in an automobile accident October 17, 1991 near Laurie, Mo. Gary was 49 years of age at the time of his death. In 1956 Gary was an Eagle Scout in Troop 430. He was a graduate of Clinton High School and was active in the DeMolay organization at that time. He also attended Central Missouri State University in Warrensburg two years. Gary lived a number of years in Clinton where he was in the insurance business with his father. He also operated a photo processing business here. He moved to Gravois Mills seven years ago and become a partner in a video venture. He is survived by a son, Brian, San Antonio, Texas, a daughter, Julie, of Kansas City, and two grandchildren. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Clinton. Funeral services were held Saturday, Oct. 19, 1991 at Consalus Chapel. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery.

KRETSINGER, Gordon
1932-2007
Laurel Oak Cemetery (K), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Sep 5 2007 - Gordon Kretsinger, 75, Windsor and formerly of Kansas City, died early Sunday morning, September 2, 2007, at St. Luke's Hospital in Kansas City. He was born February 15, 1932, in Kansas City, the son of Carll Vrooman Kretsinger and Mary Joan (Parks) Kretsinger. On September 7, 1952, at the Central Methodist Church in Kansas City, he married Shirley Marie Hines, who survives of the home. He worked as an electrical engineer for AT&T in Kansas City for over 25 years before his retirement. He served his country during the Korean Conflict as a member of the United States Air Force. He was a member of the AT&T Pioneers and the St. Bartholomew Catholic Church, Windsor. In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, John Kretsinger and his wife Ann, Richmond, Virginia, and Clay Kretsinger and his wife Michelle, Denver, Colorado; five grandchildren, Katie, Sara, Rylie, Cole and Delaney; two brothers, Tom Kretsinger, Liberty, and Carll Kretsinger, Papillion, Nebraska, and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Ann Brown and Martha N. Kretsinger. Mass of Christian Burial will be Thursday, September 6, at St. Bartholomew Catholic Church, Windsor. Burial will be in Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

KRETSINGER, Shirley Marie HINES
1933-2011
Laurel Oak Cemetery (K), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Shirley Kretsinger, 78, of Centennial, Colorado, formerly of Kansas City, Missouri and Windsor, Mo., died Sunday November 13, 2011 at the Life Quality Homes of Denver. She was born October 26, 1933, in the District of Columbia, the daughter of Hoyle Samuel Hines and Thelma Agnes (Gould) Hines. Shirley was lovingly raised by Gertrude Clay in Kansas City, MO. On September 7, 1952, at the Central Methodist Church in Kansas City, Mo., she married Gordon Huckett Kretsinger and he preceded her in death on September 2, 2007. Shirley worked as a physician secretary in Kansas City, Mo., during the early 1970s. She was a member of St. Bartholomew Catholic Church, Windsor, Mo. Survivors include a son, Clay Kretsinger and his wife Michelle, Elizabeth, Colorado; a daughter-in-law, Ann Kretsinger, Midlothian, Virginia; 4 grandchildren, Katie, Sara, Rylie, and Delaney; 2 brothers, Don Hines, Woodbridge, VA and John Clay, Longboat Key, Florida; 2 brothers-in-law Carll Kretsinger, Yankton, SD, and Tom Kretsinger, Liberty, Mo.; and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a son John on July 23, 2010. Mass of Christian Burial will be Saturday morning, November 19, 2011, at the St. Bartholomew Catholic Church, Windsor, Mo. Burial will be in the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

KREWSON, Chester H.
1911-1991
Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Warrensburg, Johnson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Chester H. Krewson, 80, Centerview, died Friday, Oct. 11, 1991 at Western Missouri Medical Center, Warrensburg. He was born Jan. 23 1911 in Benton County, the son of John Krewson and Hattie Harrison Krewson. He and Eunice Allis were married August 8, 1938 in Butler, and she survives. Mr. Krewson was a farmer for 42 years and retired 15 years ago. He was a member of the Centerview Baptist Church. In addition to his wife, Eunice, of the home, he is survived by two sons, Robert Krewson and Rodger Krewson, both of Centerview; two daughters, Mrs. John (Sharon) Miller, Warrensburg, and Mrs. Charles (Wanda) Zinn, Centerview; three sisters, Mrs. Goldie Compton, Warrensburg, and Mrs. Yvonia Casey and Mrs. Pat Huard, both of Richland, Wa.; 17 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday, Oct. 13, at the Centerview Baptist Church. Burial was in Warrensburg Memorial Gardens Cemetery under the direction of Holdren Funeral Home.

KREWSON, Eunice M. ALLIS
1919-2004
Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Warrensburg, Johnson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Aug 16 2004 - Eunice M. Krewson, 85, Centerview, died Saturday, August 14, 2004, at her home. She was born January 27, 1919, in Coal, the daughter of the late Garland Valentine Allis and the late Vesta McGinis Allis. On August 8, 1938, she and Chester H. Krewson were married in Butler. He died October 11, 1991. She was a homemaker and a member of the Baptist Church, Gleaner's Homemaker Club for 30 years and the Gleaner's 4-H Club leader, all of Centerview. Survivors include two sons, Robert Krewson and wife Christine, and Rodger Krewson and wife Kathleen, both of Centerview; two daughters Wanda Zinn and husband Charles, Centerview, and Sharon Miller and husband John, Warrensburg; one brother John Allis, Bothell, Washington; three sisters-in-law, Mary Allis of Longview, Washington, Yvonia Casey of Richland, Washington, and Pat Huard and husband Archie, Huma, Arizona; 11 grandchildren, Gary, Debbie, Rodney, Brian and Paul Krewson, Chuck, Denise and Rodger Zinn, Connie McBay, Ronnie Stoner and Cheryl Whited; 15 great-grandchildren, Daniel and Devon Standley, Billy Chet, Abby and Luke Krewson, Alisa Gregg, Tiffany Bradley, Tabithia Thomas, Janey Zinn, Nichole Smith, Emma and August Stoner, Garrett and Heather Whited; one great-great-grandchild Hailey Bradley; several step-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. One brother Raymond Allis, and one sister Elnora Dickey, preceded her in death. Funeral services were held Monday, August 16, at the Sweeney-Phillips and Holdren Funeral Home, Warrensburg. Burial was in Warrensburg Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

KREWSON, Jesse J.
1935-2007
Englewood Cemetery (K), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Aug 17 2007 - Jesse J. Krewson was born May 1, 1935, in Clinton, to Jesse and Pearl Busee Krewson. He died July 10, 2007, at his home in Clinton. Jesse worked at Clearfield Cheese Company in the maintenance department for 35 years, retiring in 1990. He is survived by his wife Carole of the home; three sons, Jessie L. Krewson and James Krewson, both of Fairland, Oklahoma, and Benny Krewson, Clinton; a daughter Phyllis Milstead of Oklahoma; two sisters, Helen Roskop, Latour, and Ruby Hardesty, Holden; also a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren, other relatives and friends. Graveside services were held Saturday, July 14, 2007 at Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

KREWSON, William Reuben
1927-1988
Blairstown Cemetery, Big Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - William R. Krewson, 60, Blairstown, Mo., died April 9, 1988, at Liberty Hospital, Liberty, Mo. He was born in Clinton, Mo., and lived in Kansas City, Mo. until he moved to Blairstown last year. Mr. Krewson was a mechanic for Hertz Rent A Car Co. for 30 Years. He was an army veteran of the Korean War. Survivors include a son, Thomas W. Krewson, Kansas City, Mo.; a brother, Jesse Krewson, Clinton, Mo.; a half brother, George Busse, Elk Creek, Mo.; and four sisters, Helen Roskop, LaTour, Mo., Ruby Rummage, Clinton, Mo., Martha Mullons, Alexandria Ind., Ida Stackhouse, Thayer, Mo. Services were at Wards Chapel, Chilhowee, Mo. Burial in Wall Cemetery, Holden, Mo.

KRIDER, Helen Marie MYERS
1913-1997
Riverview Cemetery, Dunn Mill, Allen Co, IN
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Helen Marie Krider, 83, Clinton, died Sunday, July 13, 1997, at Golden valley Memorial Hospital in Clinton. Funeral services will be Thursday, July 17, at Orr Funeral Home, Churusbusco, Indiana. Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery, Churusbusco. Mrs. Krider was born September 28, 1913, in Allen County, Indiana, the daughter of Charles and Amelia Habig Myers. She was married to Paul W. Krider, who preceded her in death. She was a member of Eastern Star, White Shrine and prior to retirement, worked as an accountant for a manufacturing firm. She was a member of the United Methodist Church in Churusbusco. She had lived in Clinton since 1988. She is survived by one son Leroy Krider and wife Carol of Clinton; one sister Thelma Belswanger, Kendallville, Indiana; two grandsons and three great-grandchildren.

KRIDER, LeRoy P. "Spud"
1931-2003
South Park Cemetery, Columbia City, Whitley Co, IN
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Aug 5 2003 - LeRoy P. "Spud" Krider, 72, Columbia City, Indiana, died Saturday, August 2, 2003, at Lutheran Hospital of Indiana. He became suddenly ill at his home Friday afternoon. He was born June 3, 1931, in Churubusco, Indiana, to Paul W. and Helen M. (Myers) Krider. He graduated from Churubusco High School with the Class of 1949. He then attended Purdue University. He served from 1950-1953 with the United States Air Force during the Korean Conflict. He spent his young lifetime in the northern Indiana area and then from 1972 to 1999 he lived in Missouri, then returned to Whitley County shortly after his retirement. He married Carol Ann Schuman on August 16, 1957, in Churubusco, Indiana. He was a member of Warsaw Christian Church, Warsaw, Indiana. He had always worked in the Planning Commission field since 1954, serving Fort Wayne/Allen County, Adams County, Whitley County and Green Hills Region in Missouri. He retired in 1998 as the executive director of Kaysinger Basin Regional (9 County) Planning Commission, Missouri. He is survived by his wife, Carol, Columbia City, Indiana; two sons, Dennis of Cameron and Michael Krider and wife Mary, of New Orleans, Louisiana; also his mother-in-law, Ailsa L. "Billie" Schuman, Columbia City, Indiana, and a brother-in-law, DeVon Schuman and wife Millie, Columbia City, Indiana. He was preceded in death by his parents. Burial will be at South Park (Original) Cemetery, Columbia City, Indiana.

KRITSER, William T. "Bill"
abt 1924-2002
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Oct 10 2002 - William T. "Bill" Kritser, 78, Humansville, died October 10, 2002, in the Big Springs Care Center in Humansville. Graveside services will be Saturday, October 12, in the Tinker Cemetery, Humansville.

KROB, Marie Angeline HOMOLAC
1911-1991
Saint Isidore Catholic Cemetery, Cuba, Republic Co, KS
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Marie Angeline (Homolac) Krob, 80, of Cuba, Kansas, died Monday, Sept. 23, at Republic County Hospital in Belleville, Ks. She was born Feb. 20, 1911, on a farm near Munden, Ks., the daughter of Ernest and Mary (Divin) Homolac. Mrs. Krob was married to Anton Krob on May 29, 1934, in Belleville. She was preceded in death by her parents and one son Ernest, who died at birth; one brother Joseph and a sister Helen. She was a member of St. Isidore's Catholic Church in Cuba, a member of Altar Soceity and belonged to the Jolly Czech Singers group. Mrs. Krob is survived by her husband Tony of the home; two sons, James of Hays, Ks., and John of Cuba; onee daughter, Judy Parks of Council Groves, Ks.; four sisters, Christina Haleck, of Long Island, N.Y.; Mildred Dosedlo, also of Long Island; Agnes Peterka of Belleville; and Alyce Hanney of Pittsburg, Ks. Mrs. Krob was the aunt and godparent of Brian Hanney, sports editor of thee Clinton Daily Democrat. Funeral services were Thursday, Sept. 26, at St. Isidore's Catholic Church with burial in the church cemetery.

KROHNE, Aletha Nadine YATES
1940-2001
Deepwater Cemetery, Fairview Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 24 2001 - Aletha Nadine Krohne was born September 19, 1940, in Raytown, daughter of Leonard and Alberta Hubbard Yates. She died Sunday, April 8, 2001, at Golden Valley Hospital. She was married to Billie Wayne Krohne, who preceded her in death in 1985. She was of the Christian faith and had spent the last 30 years in Henry and St. Clair counties. Preceding her in death along with her husband were her parents; two brothers, Danny and Loddie Yates, and one sister, Willie Florence Bellamy. Survivors include two sons, Kurt Yates, Clinton, and Keith Yates, of the home; one daughter, Katrina Yates, Osceola; one grandson, Zachary Wayne Yates, Calhoun; five brothers, Steve Yates, Chilhowee, Bobby Yates, state of California, Jimmy Yates, Kansas City, Gale Yates, Freddie Yates, both of the state of Arizona; five sisters, Rita Yates, Springfield, Kathy Messmer, state of Missouri, Grace Colbert, Kansas City, Kansas, Roberta Buckles, state of Mississippi, and Carol Yates, Clinton. Graveside services were held April 11 at the Deepwater Cemetery.

KRONK, Roy Earl Sr.
1937-2002
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Aug 28 2002 - Roy Earl Kronk, Sr., son of Richard Jasper and Icey Floyd (Gibney) Kronk, was born in St. Charles, on August 15, 1937. He departed this earth on August 14, 2002, just 45 minutes before he would have turned 65 years old. Funeral services were held at the Vansant-Mills Chapel on Sunday, August 18. Cremation followed the service. Roy was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Orville and Richard, and two sisters, Joy and Shirley. He is survived by two sons, Troy Kronk and Roy E. Kronk II; one daughter, Tammy Gilbert, all of Clinton; two brothers, Truman Kronk, Springfield, and Floyd Kronk, Sedalia; two sisters, Marjorie Wagoner, Independence, and Charlotte Anderson, Greensboro, South Carolina, as well as 15 grandchildren.

KRUSE, Charles Conrad Sr.
1952-1996
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Charles Conrad Kruse Sr., 43, Windsor, died Monday afternoon, May 27, 1996, in a motor vehicle accident near Osceola.

KRUSE, Martin M.
1867-1934
Clinton MO - M. M. Kruse answered the final summons at his home at 501 East Pine Street at 11:30 a.m. Sunday. He had been suffering with a severe bladder trouble for a number of months and had made several trips since July to the Frisco hospital in St. Louis for treatment. Three weeks previous to his death, he went again to St. Louis and at that time said he was going to remain there until he was well. However, he must have had a premonition that death was approaching and Tuesday told the nurse and his beloved wife, who had been at his bedside during all his illness, that he wished to go home to Clinton to see his little grandson and that he could not eat unless he did. They left St. Louis Thursday night on the Katy Flyer and arrived in Clinton Friday morning. He apparently rallied, ate with relish, greeted the tiny grandson and the daughter-in-law, and many of his comrades who came to say how glad they were that he had returned, all of which was a great joy to him. The supreme thought of Mr. Kruse since his marriage was a loving protective care of his wife, and through all the months and until that Friday she did not know how he had suffered. This fact was accidentally revealed while she was ministering to his wants. A friend, Mrs. Bertha Gentry, of Kansas City, a former Clintonian, was summoned to help nurse him until the end. Mr. Kruse thought of this friend because she would be able to comfort his wife through her supreme sorrow in a way that none other could. This thoughtful helpfulness characterized his life as he was equally considerate of those employed under him, watchful of their welfare and helpful in times of distress. His example of daily living followed that of the Master whom he loved. Martin M. Kruse was born near Copenhaven, Denmark, February 7, 1867, where he lived until he was 17 years old. His father, who was a splendid musician, had a dairy farm in the rugged section of the country at the foot of four mountains. There little Martin grew up, learning to love the h ills and their beauty. When Denmark was taken by Germany, the Kruse family so thoroughly disliked war and the military training that they decided to immigrate to America and the parents, with the little daughters and one son, came to this country when Martin was about 16. A year later the family sent for Martin. They chose a country in the new land similar to the one which they had left and bought a farm near Niangua, Mo., in the Ozarks. Martin was a tall, rugged young chap, full of life and vim and ready to face life's problems in this country, but money was necessary so he went to work on the Frisco section immediately after his arrival, starting to work with a ready hand and heart before he could even read or speak the English language. The new country was enshrined in his heart and he always lived as a patriot of this land of the free and the home of the brave. Patriotism, to him, was being a good citizen and always law-abiding. His heart and life centered first in his home, where he provided well for his family; his church came next - he was a member of the Lutheran church since his early days, then every day at his work on the Frisco he gave the best he had. Men good and bad respected and liked Mr. Kruse for his honesty, his keen insight, his human kindly counsel and the ever ready helpfulness. Martin M. Kruse and Miss Parie Wyner of Hinch, Mo., were married August 24, 1898. They had one son Loren, who lives near the parental home, and to this son is left the rich heritage of a fine life well-spent. There is also a 2-year-old grandson Loren Martin Kruse. Mr. Kruse was an employee of the Frisco for 50 years and was an honored citizen of Clinton 33 years, much of that time being yard foreman for the Frisco. Perhaps his best and closest friend in his work was William Balke, who is the round house foreman. Three of the men employed under Mr. Kruse have been with the Frisco 9,11 and 14 years, respectively. A member of the Lutheran church for many years, Mr. Kruse was a devout follower of the Master and of the teachings of the church of his choice. He also attended the Baptist church and Sunday school many years as his son was a member there. During his last days on earth, he said often that he was happy and ready to go and had only one regret - that he must leave his loved ones. He spent his last few hours giving wise counsel to his son and telling him things he wished him to do for his mother, whom he was entrusting to his care. Surviving him besides his wife and son are two brothers, Henry Kruse, who is in the hospital at St. Louis for an operation; Fred Kruse, of Bourbon, Mo.; also three sisters, Mrs. Anna Rader of Valparaiso, Indiana; Mrs. Carrie Summers of Kentucky; Mrs. Tena Rasmussen of Rader, Mo. The funeral was conducted Monday at the home. His body was taken to Niangua, near his old home, and at his personal request burial was in a cemetery on a hillside which resembled those of his childhood home in Denmark.

KRUSE, Sarah Meryl TAVENNER
1907-1995
Englewood Cemetery (K), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Sarah Meryl Tavenner Kruse was born July 8, 1907, in Pleasant Green, the daughter of James C. and Melinda Bertha (Woolery) Tavenner. She died Tuesday, October 3, 1995, at the Westwood Nursing Center in Clinton at the age of 88. On June 3, 1929, Meryl was married to Loren Martin Kruse in Bonneville. Mr. and Mrs. Kruse moved to Clinton in 1935. Mr. Kruse preceded her in death on April 12, 1970, and she continued to live in Clinton until her death. Mrs. Kruse was a member of the United Methodist Church of Clinton, joining there in 1950. Meryl Kruse was an independent, hardworking mother, grandmother and friend. She has known both joy and heartache in her life. It was heartache losing her son, Loren Junior, at the age of 17, and her husband after 40 years of marriage. She received much joy from her grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Mrs. Kruse reared her two children in the Christian faith and then later her oldest granddaughter, Susan. She was a devoted and faithful companion, wife and mother and will be remembered for her thoughtfulness, kindness and friendliness. She loved people and all who knew her loved her. She was always cheerful and jovial and will be remembered as a good, kind, thoughtful person with a deep concern for her family, her home and her neighbors and friends. She is survived by one daughter, Peggy Dietz, Calhoun; a sister-in-law, Fern Tavenner, Independence; five grandchildren, Susan Cooper, Memphis, Tennessee, Robin Bales, London, Kentucky, Rhonda Fingar, Columbia, Danny Dietz, Sedalia, and Michelle Dietz, Calhoun; 11 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren and several cousins. Funeral services were Friday, October 6, at the Consalus Chapel, Clinton. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

KRUSE, Suzy FIELDS
1963-2006
Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery, Manila, Pettis Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 18 2006 - Suzy Kruse, 42, rural Windsor, died Friday evening, April 14, 2006, at her home. She was born October 18, 1963, at the Scott Air Force Base in Illinois, the daughter of George Harlan Eugene Fields and Carolyn Sue (Miller) Fields. On May 22, 1993, at the Edmondson Baptist Church, Edmondson, she married Dale Edward Kruse Sr., who survives of the home. She was a registered nurse and had worked at area nursing homes and hospitals, including Bothwell Regional Health Center, Sedalia, and most recently at Golden Valley Hospital in Clinton. She was a member of Antioch Baptist Church, Manila. In addition to her husband, she is survived by her parents, George and Carolyn Fields, Cole Camp; paternal grandparents, Andrew and Eva Fields, Millstadt, Illinois; her mother-in-law Dorothy Kruse, Windsor; a son D. J. Kruse, Sedalia; four daughters, Connie Bayless, Sedalia, Brandy Hicks, Antioch, Tennessee, Catilyn Miller, Clinton, Tiffany Kruse of the home; four grandchildren, London Bayless, Jasmyn Bayless, John Isaac Bayless, Raina Lynn Hicks; a sister Tammy Lanier, Lincoln, Nebraska; several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. Funeral services will be Thursday, April 20, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial will be in Antioch Cemetery, Manila.

KUBLI, Edna L. MINES
1909-2002
Memorial Park Cemetery, Sedalia, Pettis Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Oct 18 2002 - Edna L. Kubli, 93, Sedalia, died Tuesday, October 15, 2002, at Fair View Nursing Home. She was born April 19, 1909, in Pettis County, the daughter of Edward H. and Ollie D. (Craig) Mines. She was married April 29, 1940, to John F. Kubli, who died April 29, 1976. She was a member of Epworth UMC, member of the Golden Agers at Camp Branch and member of the High Noon Girls at Epworth. She is survived by her daughter, Alean Landes, Clinton; one son, Jimmy Egbert, Granada Hills, California; 12 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren and nine great-great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a daughter, Kathryn Ellis in 2002; a son, Jake Kubli in 1972; two sisters, Davis L. Tuckley and Pauline Finch; and two brothers, Harry Mines and Paul Mines. Funeral services will be Saturday, October 19, at Ewing Funeral Home, Sedalia, and burial in Memorial Park Cemetery.

KUECK, Clovevilla BAUCOM SWIGART
1911-2002
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 18 2002 - Clovevilla (Baucom) Kueck, 90, Wathena, Kansas, formerly of Calhoun, died Wednesday, Janaury 16, 2002, at a hospital in St. Joseph. She was born May 26, 1911 in Richmond, to Frank and Bessie (James) Baucom. she lived in Calhoun before moving to Wathena, Kansas, on April 15, 1983. She was a clerk in several businesses in Calhoun and also had worked at the Windsor Shoe Factory. She was a member of the United Methodist Church, United Methodist Women and Keen-Age Center, all of Wathena, Kansas. She married Estal B. Swigart on March 18, 1930. He died in 1953. She married Leonard Kueck, February 14, 1955. He died in 1968. She was also preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Cecil Baucom, and one sister, Muriel Misner. She is survived by one daughter and husband, Sharron and Gene Shifflett, St. Joseph; one son and wife, Estal J. and Jean Swigart, Valley Springs, California; four grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, six great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be Saturday, January 19, at the Harmon Rohde Funeral Home, Wathena, Kansas, with burial at the Calhoun Cemetery.

KUEHN, Betty Joan BROWN
1940-2002
Englewood Cemetery (K), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, May 20 2002 - Betty Joan Kuehn, 63, Clinton and formerly of Windsor, died Saturday, May 18, 2002, at Clinton Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, Clinton. Graveside services will be Tuesday, May 21, at Englewood Cemetery, Clinton. She was born in Macks Creek, the daughter of Thomas H. and Ruby L. Harmon Brown. She is survived by two sons, Harold Kuehn of Clinton and Tommy Lee Kuehn of the state of Oklahoma, and one brother, Larry Cox, state of Minnesota.

KUEHN, Debra S. STEPHENS
abt 1963-2008
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 23 2008 - Debra S. Kuehn, 45, Clinton, died Thursday, April 3, 2008, at Golden Valley Memorial Hosptial, Clinton. Memorial services will be Saturday, April 26, at Save Our World Ministries, Clinton. Cremation. She is survived by one daughter, Allisha Kuehn of Clinton; one son Joshua Stephens of Nevada, Missouri; one brother Phillip Stephens and wife Kay, Clinton; two sisters, JoAnn Hudgens of Lowry City and Patricia Page and husband Jimmy, Clinton; two grandchildren, Emaly Haas and Hailey Haas, and a niece, Julie Rinehart, and two nephews, Buddy Rinehart and Shuan Roderick, as well as a number of other relatives and friends.

KUEHN, Harry J.
abt 1939-1997
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Harry J. Kuehn, 58, Clinton, died Friday, July 11, 1997, at his home. He had worked as a machinist for Clearfield Cheese before retiring. He was a member of the Eagles Lodge #3667 in Clinton. Survivors include two children, Harold Kuehn and Tommy Lee Kuehn, both of Clinton; three brothers, Elmer Kuehn of Denver, Colorado, Morris and Irvin Kuehn of California; two sisters, Vanchessas Kuehn and Loretta Kuehn; six grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his daughter Beverly Goucher, and two sisters, Mary Ann Dalton and June Stionen. He was cremated and the family will hold committal services in Colorado at a later date.

KUNKLER, Evelyn Ruth PEARCY
1920-1992
Englewood Cemetery (K), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Mrs. Ruth Kunkler, 71, 803 North Third Street, died Wednesday, June 10, 1992, at her home. She owned an area beauty shop at one time. She is survived by two brothers, Paul Pearcy of Naples, Florida, and James Pearcy, Jr., of Deepwater; two sisters, Hazel Jean Groves of Parkville and JoAnn Hargis of Harrisonville. Graveside services were Monday at Englewood.

KUNKLER, Nancy Virginia GROVE
1843-1927
Englewood Cemetery (K), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Aug 1927 - Mrs. Nancy Virginia Kunkler died at the home of her son, Ira S. Kunkler, at 512 East Jefferson Street, Saturday afternoon at 2:45 p.m. with acute colitis, after an illness of 11 days. She had always been well and strong, and had attended church three days before she took her fatal illness. Nancy Virginia Grove was born November 10, 1843, in Woodford county, Ill. Was married to Henry Kunkler, December 26th, 1866. They came to Clinton 22 years ago. Mr. Kunkler died in 1907. To this union three children were given. Dr. J. E. Kunkler, who formerly lived on South 3rd street, died in 1909. The living children are: H. C. and I. S. Kunkler. There are six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. She also leaves one brother, J. B. Grove, of Bigelow, Kans. She had lived with her son, I. S. Kunkler, of Hinckley, Ill.; granddaughter, Mrs. Frank Kolbohn, of St. Louis, came for the funeral. Her grandson, Homer Kunkler, of Racine, Wis., was unable to come. Nieces and nephews, who came were: Mrs. Georgia Lentz, J. Gaddis, Mr. and Mrs. Beecher Kaylor, Bloomington, Ill. Deceased was converted in her girlhood and joined the Methodist church of which she had been a devout member. She kept the ordinances of the church, put into use every day of her life, good cheer and happiness, so everybody with who she came in contact was a little better. Young people delighted her. Nothing gave her greater happiness than to hear their joys, sorrows and their chatter of present day things. They enjoyed her as much as she did them, as they knew hers was a sympathetic ear. As a result her influence was far reaching. What a lesson her life is to all of us. Never criticism, always helpfulness. She loved little children as well, and was never so happy as when they visited her. She knew the ambitions of everyone in the neighborhood. She liked good style and always was beautifully gowned. She was as interested in things as a girl, for that reason she never seemed old. Just a happy woman with the mother love developed in an unusual degree. Her funeral was preached Monday afternoon, from the home of Ira Kunkler. She was buried beside her husband in Englewood.

KUSTER, Lila June SCRANTON
1929-1995
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Lila June Scranton was born on October 4, 1929, at Mindenmines, Mo., the second child of L. E. and Anna Margaret (Deacon) Scranton. She died on November 22, 1995, at her home in Escondido, Ca. Cremation. Memorial services were held on December 4 at the Alhiser-Wilson Mortuary, Escondido, Ca. The Scranton family moved to Clinton in the early 1930s where Mr. Scranton was a strip-pit coal mine superintendent. June attended Jefferson Park School and graduated from Clinton High School in 1947. June was a good student and very popular with both teachers and classmates due to her quick wit and good disposition. After attending business college, June went to work for Trans-World Airlines in Kansas City, transferring to Los Angeles in 1954 and retiring in 1985 after 36 years of service. On May 21, 1950, she was united in marriage to William E. Kuster of Kansas City. June and Bill moved to California in 1954 where they continued to make their home. June is survived by her husband Bill of the home; a sister Marguerite Fergason, Cody, Wy.; niece, Marguerite Ann Henry, Cody, Wy.; foster-niece Patty Vaughn, Forks, Wa., and six great-nieces and nephews, as well as a host of loving friends. June loved good novels and was an avid reader. She played tennis, golf and bridge and most enjoyed the time she spent with her beloved dogs. She was a world traveler, fishing companion to Bill and a good homemaker, inviting all to share her home and table. She was loyal to her husband, family, friends and TWA.

KUTCHKO, Mary Ellen DENNING
1934-2007
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jul 9 2007 - Mary Ellen Kutchko was born September 10, 1934, in Hays, Kansas, to Clement and Catherine Pfiefer Denning. She was a teller at a bank. She is survived by one son David Kutchko, Virginia Beach, Virginia; one daughter, Mary Smith of the home; two brothers, Clement Denning Jr. and Lee Denning, both of Prescott, Arizona; one sister, Virginia Williams, Kanas City, and four grandchildren, Christopher Ryan Smith, Spencer James Smith, Nicole Kutchko and Katherine Kutchko. Mary, 72, died Wednesday, May 23, 2007, at her home. She was preceded in death by her husband and parents. Cremation with no services.

KUTTENKULER, Ralph George
1922-2000
Englewood Cemetery (K), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 4 2000 - Ralph George Kuttenkuler was born May 29, 1922, at Tipton, son of Joseph John and Helen Mary Knipp Kuttenkuler. He died March 19, 2000, at Clinton Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center. He married Mary Louise Dix in Tucson, Arizona, on October 20, 1943. She preceded him in death on February 25, 1991. Also preceding him are his parents; one sister, Ethel Kuttenkuler, and one brother, Cyril Kuttenkuler. Ralph was a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus, Clinton VFW Post #1894 and Eagles Lodge 3667. He was a timekeeper for Kansas City Power and Light at the Montrose station for 30 years. Survivors include a daughter, Georgia Imler and husband John, Clinton; one granddaughter Amber Dawn Imler, Clinton; two brothers, Quentin Kuttenkuler, Belle, and Raymond Kuttenkuler, Midlothian, Virginia; along with several nieces and nephews. The rosary was held March 21 at the Consalus Chapel, Clinton. Mass of the Christian Burial was March 22 at the Holy Rosary Catholic Church with burial in Englewood Cemetery.

KUYKENDALL, Darlene Mae KREISEL
1939-1991
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Darlene Mae Kuykendall, age 52, of Lodi, Ca., died August 7, 1991 at a local hospital after a lengthy illness. She was born on July 3, 1939 at Lincoln and had lived in the Lodi area since 1958. Mrs. Kuykendall was a housewife and also worked at the Toykey High School cafeteria. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Lodi. Mrs. Koykendall is survived by her husband, Ethan Kuykendall, Jr. of Lodi, Ca.; two daughters, Brenda Stanley and Charla Kuykendall of Davis, Ca.; her father, Elgin Kreisel of Cole Camp; her mother, Georgia Gilcrest of Windsor; three stepsisters and one stepbrother and one grandson. The chapel service was held at Lodi Funeral Home on Monday, August 12.

KWIATKOWSKI, Charles Joseph "Chuck"
1934-2002
Missouri Veterans Cemetery at Higginsville, Lafayette Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Sep 25 2002 - Charles "Chuck" Joseph Kwiatkowski, son of Joseph B. and Faith (Clement) Kwiatkowski, was born July 23, 1934, in Jackson, Michigan, and died at his home in Clinton on September 12, 2002, at the age of 68 years. Chuck was married to Wilma Louise (Shepherd) Kwiatkowski. He was in the United States Air Force for 23 years, retiring as a Master Sergeant. He later worked for Clearfield Cheese in the Trucking department and Tracker Marine as a dispatcher and retired from Swift Trucking Company in Marshall in 1999. Chuck was a member of the Clinton Sunrise Optimist Club, Clinton. He is survived by his wife, Wilma, of the home; four daughters, Mary Katherine Mintun and husband Mark, Chesterfield, Sandra Collet and husband Steve, Beebe, Arkansas, Elizabeth Underwood and husband Steve, Lee's Summit, and Rebecca Dempsey of Clinton; two brothers, Philip Kwiatkowski of Pleasant Hill, California, and Bernard Kwiatkowski of Sun City, California, as well as seven grandchildren. Graveside services were held at the Missouri Veteran Cemetery, Higginsville, on Monday, September 16. Military services were under the auspices of the United States Air Force, Whiteman Air Force Base, Knob Noster.

KWIATKOWSKI, Wilma Louise SHEPHERD
1936-2007
Missouri Veterans Cemetery at Higginsville, Lafayette Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Feb 5 2007 - Wilma L. Kwiatkowski, 70, Clinton, died Friday, February 2, 2007, at John Knox Care Center, Lee's Summit. Graveside services will be Wednesday, February 7, at the Missouri Veterans Cemetery, Higginsville. She was born in Warrensburg. She was married to Charles "Chuck" Joseph Kwiatkowski, who preceded her in death, as well as her parents, Russell James and Ruby Edith Ballard Shephard, and one sister Ruby Skidmore. She is survived by four daughters, Mary Kathryn Mintun and husband Mark, Chesterfield, Sandra Collet and husband Steve, Beebe, Arkansas, Elizabeth Underwood and husband Steve, and Rebecca Dempsey and Dan Cannon, all of Lee's Summit; seven grandchildren and a dear friend Jack Easterwood, Warrensburg.