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LABADIE, Matilda H.
abt 1835-1891
Bethlehem Cemetery, Bethlehem Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, July 25 1891 - Mrs. Wm. Labadie died from the effects of a cancer, six miles south of Clinton, Monday morning. Rev. J. N. Pierce conducted the funeral and remains were taken to Bethlehem for burial. She was a good woman and leaves a husband and one son.

LABADIE, Mattie Ellen COOK
1921-2001
Englewood Cemetery (L), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Dec 4 2001 - Mattie Ellen Labadie, daughter of Frank and Cora (McConnaughy) Cook, was born September 17, 1921, in Union Star, Missouri, and passed away November 14, 2001, in Coldwater, Michigan, at the age of 80-years-old. Mattie was the widow of Ray C. Labadie, who died April 25, 1992. She attended the First Christian Church of Clinton. She was a member of the Loyal Order of Ladybugs in Clinton and supported 4-H, Shriners and the Clinton Masonic Lodge, all in Clinton. She loved spending time with her family and enjoyed gardening and embroidery work. She is survived by her son, Bill Labadie and wife, Marion, Coldwater, Michigan; her daughter, Marcia Cooper and husband, Jan, Arlington Heights, Illinois; her grandchildren, Andy and Amanda Labadie of Coldwater, Michigan, and Matthew Cooper of Arlington Heights, Illinois; her brother, Reuben Cook of Denver, Colorado; her sister, Juanita Williams of Forestdale, Missouri, and her nieces, Connie, Sharon, Vera, Barbara, Sandy and Eddie and their families. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Ray; sister, Frances Parscale, and three brothers, Otis Cook, Virgil Cook and Ira Cook. Funeral services were held at the Vansant-Mills Chapel on Monday, November 19. Burial was in the Englewood Cemetery.

LABBE, Regna JULIAN
n/a-1981
Los Angeles Association of School Psychologists, Newsletter January 29, 1981 - Regna Labbe LAASP Sweetheart Passes Away - Regna Labbe died very unexpectedly and peacefully January 3rd as she sat in her wheelchair preparing for bed. As a pioneering school psychologist, Regna was, in 1925, one of the first ten in Los Angeles City Schools assigned to assess elementary pupils on a individual basis. During the following thirty-four years wherever she served, her presence was felt. In the spirit of a true pioneer she helped develop and implement various aspects of the profession now taken for granted. Always an optimist, Regna entertained the residents of Villa Gardens, where she resided, with her funny stories and jokes for over twenty years. Recent eye surgeries permitted her to read for herself the huge five year collection of cards and messages from all over the world. Although she outlived her own family, she is survived by her adopted family the "DeLamares," her childhood Sunday School teacher and friends of all ages. - Clinton Eye August 30 1951 - Regna Julian Labbe is Education Specialist Adjustment room work, research and guidance, supervising counselor, remedial reading expert and school progress evaluator are high sounding words, and when they designate as many fields of special interest and knowledge for a Henry County daughter, they characterize a person who has risen as high in her profession as Regna Julian Labbe and thereby bring to her home environs recognition and honor. The old Franklin School was where she mastered the three R's with Miss Mattie Cross as her first teacher, and it was under Miss Katherine Baum that she took the Teacher's training course that gave her the first class room certificate and put her feet in the pathway of achievement in a field that her talents have so abundantly enriched. She taught first at New Harmony and LaDue, then came to Clinton for 1 1/2 years, when her sister, Mrs. Hubert Morgan, who was living near Calgary, Alberta, Canada, wrote her of a vacancy in their school and urged her to come north. She and her mother, Mrs. Alice Julian, and youngest brother, Glenn, (the father, W. G. Julian was dead) went to Canada where in combination with her teaching she attended the University Of Alberta at Edmonton and the Western Canada College in Calgary, improving herself and widening her knowledge. Four years later she and her mother went to California where another sister, Mrs. Lura Harrison, was living. At first she worked in the personal division of a retail merchants credit association, but could not get schools out of her blood, so enrolled in UCLA where she began special training in adjustment room work with children who have academic, social or emotional problems. The standards for teachers being so high in California, much of her work in Canada was discounted, so in order to get California credentials she had to do practice teaching in the state, hence took an assignment at the University. The groove must have been the place for which she was cut as on the completion of her University work she went into adjustment work in the Los Angeles schools and in 1928 was made district counselor in the department of Research and Guidance in Los Angeles east side schools. She trains teachers to give group intelligence and achievement tests; she directs parent study groups; and represents her district office in public relations. Mrs. Labbe is also responsible for organizing surveys and compiling data in the annual evaluation of school progress. With rare judgment and true insight she approaches the mental hygiene problem through in-service-training for teachers, studying growth and development and behavior of children and doing special case work. Her province and that of the teachers is more with the nature of discovery than treatment and over the years in the various capacities in which she has served she sees the changes that common sense and humanitarian programs are affecting, more than the average. For Los Angeles has substantial state aid for the mentally or physically handicapped (the sub normal, cerebral palsied, blind, deaf and defective of speech) and has splendid schools for each of these types. Mrs. Labbe does much public speaking, talking to PTA groups and adult education units, and from her wide knowledge of human nature and even associations in small two, rural Missouri, draws a wisdom in handling tense and critical situations and knotty problems that tax her every resource. Yet, withal she likes her work, and has a yen for the child who has a problem, or the youngster who never had a change, due to indifferent parents, or broken homes, or who by heritage has a handicap that baffles his resource and complicates his home environment. So, teaching becomes for her a vast stage for service, and with gentle voice, genial heart and keen discernment she labors to benefit children and parents and coordinate all for the good of the present generation and tomorrow's world. Mrs. Labbe who will return to Los Angeles September 1st, after a three weeks visit in Clinton with her sister Mrs. Rolla Burch, and other relatives, plans to continue her graduate work at USC this winter in late afternoon and Saturday classes. She holds a psychologist's credential issued by the state of California. She is one of the 12,000 employees in the Los Angeles system. George Labbe, husband of this splendid woman, was claimed by death in 1945. (Note: Regna Julian Labbe was a daughter of Willis Greenberry Julian and Polina Alice Phillips Julian)

LACEY, Lela BURTON
1903-2000
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Oct 10 2000 - Lela Burton Lacey, 97, Independence, died Sunday, October 8, 2000, at Rosewood Health Center. Mrs. Lacey was a farmer Clinton resident and her daughter, Bea Lacey, was on The Democrat staff. Services will be Thursday at Speaks Midtown Chapel. Burial will be in Clinton Memory Gardens, Clinton.

LACY, David Austin Sr.
1943-2003
Mt. Moriah Cemetery, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jul 29 2003 - David Austin Lacy, 60, Deepwater, died Saturday, July 26, 2003. Funeral services will be Thursday, July 31, at Mt. Moriah and Freeman Chapel, I-435 at Holmes Road. Burial will be in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. He was born July 15, 1943, in Kansas City. He was attached to the Navy Fighting Squadrons VF-141 and VF-53 from 1961-1966. He spent most of his last 26 years as an over-the-road truck driver, working for Tri-State Motor Transit and Rosebrough Trucking, Joplin and Air-Ride, Inc. in Swanton, Ohio. He was preceded in death by his brother, Stephen Phillip Lacy, and his parents, James K. Lacy and Maurine Hyde Lacy. He is survived by his wife of 24 years, Karen Fordemwalt Lacy; his daughter, Debbie and her husband Thad Baker; his son David A. Lacy, Jr. and wife Judy; their mother Barbara Strutton Lacy; his sister, Kathleen Lacy Driscoll; his grandchildren, Samantha Marie Lacy and Tyler Thomas Lacy; a nephew, Thomas C. Driscoll III and a niece, Lacy Driscoll Gil and her husband Patrick, and children.

LADD, Benny Lee II
1979-2005
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jul 6 2005 - Benny Lee Ladd II, 25, Clinton, died July 4, 2005. Funeral services will be held Thursday, July 7, at Consalus Funeral Home. Cremation is to follow the service. He was born July 24, 1979, in Kansas City, son of Benny Lee and Deborah Blackwell Ladd. Preceding him in death is his grandmother, Catherine Marie Free; uncle Robert Lee Ladd, and a cousin Shannon Rae Ladd. Survivors include his parents; one son Benny Lee Ladd III; two daughters, Tamera R. Carroll, Riley Paige Ladd; four brothers, Anthony Michael Ladd, Eric Scott Ladd, Jesse LeeRoy Ladd, Danny Jones; two sisters, Vanessia Marie Ladd, Amy Rene Sause; grandparents, Robert Lee and Wilma Marie Ladd; three uncles, Harry James Ladd, Allen Ladd, Benjamin Crabtree; two aunts, Mary Kay Ladd, Zella Ferrero, plus numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

LADD, Deborah S.
1956-2007
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Feb 7 2007 - Deborah S. Ladd, 51, Lincoln, died Saturday, February 3, 2007, at her home as the result of a fire. Funeral services will be Saturday February 10, at Consalus Funeral Home, Clinton. Deborah was born in Kansas City, Missouri, on January 29, 1956. She was married to Benny L. Ladd, Sr. and had worked as a bookkeeper in retail sales. She was a member of St. Ann's Catholic Church in Warsaw. Her greatest joy in life was her grandchildren. She also enjoyed movies and drawing. Preceding her in death is her mother, Catherine Crabtree and a son, Benny L. Ladd, II. Survivors include her husband, Benny; four sons, Anthony Ladd, Eric Ladd and friend Erika, Jesse Ladd and wife Holly, Danny Jones and wife Mary; two daughters, Vanessia Ladd and friend Carl Moreland, Amy Sause; one brother, Benjamin Crabtree and wife Shannon; two sisters, Katie Ladd, Marie Toth; twenty-two grandchildren and her parents-in-law, Robert and Wilma Ladd.

LADEN, Violet DODSON STONE
1910-2002
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Oct 7 2002 - Violet Laden, 91, Calhoun, died Sunday, October 6, 2002, at Golden Valley Hospital. She was a member of the Calhoun United Methodist Church. She taught for many years in the public school system. She was the daughter of John William Henry and Pluma Alma Dodson and the wife of Gilbert Laden. Her parents and husband preceded her in death. Lillian Dodson, her sister, Calhoun, survives, as well as several cousins. Funeral services will be at Sickman & Dunning Chapel on Tuesday, October 8. Burial will be in the Calhoun Cemetery.

LaFAVOR, Margaret COX WILSON
1926-1996
Laurel Oak Cemetery (L), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Graveside services for Margaret Cox LaFavor, 70, Sedalia, were held Tuesday, June 25, at Laurel Oak Cemetery in Windsor. Mrs. Cox died Saturday, June 22, 1996, at Bothwell Hospital. She was a native of Leeton, daughter of Norman Floyd and Mary Epperson Cox. She married James LaFavor at Leeton on November 14, 1960, and he preceded her in death in 1984. She was a 1943 graduate of Leeton High School, attended a secretarial school in Kansas City and, for a time, was employed in tax preparation work by the Sedalia office of H&R Block. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church and served as a Cub Scout den mother. She is survived by three sons, Greg Wilson of Sedalia, Michel LaFavor, Odessa, and Richard LaFavor of Sedalia; three brothers, Floyd Cox of Clinton, William K. Cox and Gerald D. Cox of Leeton; four sisters, Pauline Finke of Perryton, Texas, Ann Barron, Phoenix, Arizona, Nadine Gist of Leavenworth, Kansas, and Nina Scheider of Maryville; three grandchildren and three step-grandchildren. Ewing Funeral Home of Sedalia was in charge of arrangements.

LaGREE, Mark Douglas
1968-1991
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Mark Douglas LaGree, 22, passed away at his home in Springfield, August 21. He was born in Springfield on November 18, 1968. He grew up in the Lebanon area before moving to Warsaw in 1983 with his grandparents. He attended Warsaw schools from the 8th grade, graduating with the class of 1987. After graduation he went to Springfield, where he worked for the Benton Management Service as a security guard, where he was working at the time of his untimely death. Surviving are his mother Nancy LaGree of Lebanon; his maternal grandparents, Tom and Nora LaGree of Warsaw; an aunt and uncle, cousins, other relatives and many friends who will sadly miss his passing. Graveside services were held at Mount Rose Cemetery in Lebanon.

LAIRD, Margaret Clementine SADLER POAGUE
1909-1996
Laurel Oak Cemetery (L), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Margaret Laird, 87, Windsor, died Monday, June 24, 1996, at the Golden Valley Memorial Hospital in Clinton. She was born June 5, 1909, in Gregory, South Dakota, the daughter of Ira Allen Sadler and Ellasyph Elvira (Hagaman) Sadler. On July 29, 1939, in Harrisonville, she married Fred Laird, who preceded her in death July 11, 1974. Mrs. Laird worked at the International Shoe Company in Windsor for 40 years before her retirement. She was a member of the Hickory Chapel Methodist Church, Lincoln. Survivors include a son, Harold Poague, Leesburg, Florida; a brother, Charles Sadler, Windsor; two sisters, Blanche Howard, Clinton, and Pauline Houk, Lincoln; two grandsons, Benny and Joe; five great-grandchildren, Shelly, Stacey, Ryan, Jeff and Stephanie; two great-great-grandchildren, Cain and Chloe. Numerous nieces and nephews also survive. Mrs. Laird was preceded in death by two sisters, Zella Bowen and Evelyn Beck, and two brothers, Melvin and Loyd. Funeral services will be Friday, June 28, at Hadley Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

LAKE, Essie Myrtle BEASLEY
1904-1993
Parsons Creek Cemetery, Linn Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Essie Myrtle Lake, 88, Harrisonville, passed away Monday, February 22, 1993 at Camden Health Center in Harrisonville. She was born June 27, 1904 in Brotherton, Tennessee, the daughter of Willis Alfred and Clara Belle (Tallant) Beasley. She was married to John H. Lake who preceded her in death. for many years, Mrs. Lake lived in Independence, where she worked as a nurses aide until 1955. From 1955 until 1985 she owned and operated the Wanta-Linga Resort in Warsaw. She had lived in Harrisonville since 1985. She was a member of the Warsaw United Methodist Church and the Order of the Eastern Star Chapter of Warsaw. She leaves one brother, Major Beasley, Easton, Mo.; one sister, Nora M. Hallar, Holden; and several nieces and nephews. Graveside services and burial were Wednesday, February 24, 1993 at Parson's Creek Cemetery near Meadville, Mo.

LAM, Harold H.
1935-2017
Shady Grove Cemetery, Benton Co, MO
Harold H. Lam, 81, of Clinton, Missouri passed away Monday afternoon, September 18, 2017 at the Golden Valley Memorial Hospital in Clinton, MO. He was born October 1, 1935 in Hardin, Mo., the son of Ralph Edward Lam and Nellie Agnes (McCarthy) Lam. He was a 1953 graduate of Hardin High School, Hardin, Mo. Following high school he joined the United States Army in May of 1954 and spent the next two and one half years overseas and was honorably discharged in April of 1957.  Harold was a superintendent with Tobin Construction Company for 14 years, later with Clarkson Construction Company for 15 years, and worked for numerous other construction companies. He married Marilyn Summers on December 23, 1960, and she survives of the home. Working in the construction industry required they live in several different places. When their son Clint was born in 1965 they moved to Clinton, built a home, and have been there ever since. He was a member of the Clinton United Methodist Church; American Legion Post 217, Warsaw, Mo.; the Clinton Elks Lodge 1034; and the International Union of Operating Engineers. He loved animals, accumulating 19 donkeys at one time, all with their own name. In addition to his wife Marilyn, he is survived by one son, Clint Lam, Clinton, Mo.; one granddaughter, Lacy Ford and husband Tyler, Independence, Mo.; one grandson, Ely Lam, Clinton, Mo.; one brother, Larry Lam and wife Elaine, Hardin, Mo.; five nephews, Doug Lam, Hardin, Mo., Randy Lam, Hardin, Mo., Rick Lam, Richmond, Mo., Donnie Lam, Hardin, Mo., and Wayne Lam, Richmond, Mo.; one niece, Cindy Angel, the state of California; and numerous friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, George Lam, Kenneth Lam, and Don Lam; and one niece, Terry Vanderburg. Memorial services will be Friday, September 22, 2017 at the Bradley & Hadley Funeral Home, Clinton. Private interment will be in the Shady Grove Cemetery, Racket, Mo.

LAMB, Achsa L.
1910-1991
King's Prairie Cemetery, Dallas Twp, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Achsa L. Lamb, 81, Weaubleau passed away Tuesday, September 10, 1991 at 7 p.m. in Bowen Health Center, Raytown. Funeral services were held Friday, September 13, in Gerster Baptist Church. Burial was in Kings Prairie Cemetery. Mrs. Lamb was a homemaker. She was a longtime resident of the Gerster community. She was a member of the Gerster Baptist Churchh and a member of the Osceola Eastern Star. She is survived by three sons, Clifford Lamb of Buckner, Alvin Lamb of Athens, Alabama, and Ancel Lamb of Fairborn, Ohio; two sisters, Frances Kerns of Independence, and Dorothy Quick of Grandview; two sisters, Iva Shippee of Lee's Summit and Lela Hochstedler of Osceola; 23 grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren.

LAMB, Roland O.
abt 1916-2003
Robinson Cemetery, Collins Twp, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 9 2003 - Roland O. Lamb, 87, Collins, a retired farmer, died Tuesday, April 8, 2003, at the Sac-Osage Hospital, Osceola. Funeral services will be Thursday, April 10, at Sheldon-Goodrich Funeral Home, Osceola. Burial will be in Robinson Cemetery, Collins.

LAMB, William George "Bill"
1930-2003
Sunset Hill Cemetery, Warrensburg, Johnson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 25 2003 - William George (Bill) Lamb was born September 15, 1930, in Fortuna, son of William and Mary Jane Shumate Lamb. He died at his home in Deepwater on March 28, 2003. Mr. Lamb was a self-employed carpenter, retiring in 1992. He was a member of the Mount Zion Baptist Church in Warrensburg. He was a 1948 graduate of Warrensburg Public High School, member of the national Rifle Association, the West Central Missouri Genealogical Society and Library, Inc., and was a board member of the Deepwater Museum. He served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict from March 1952 to December 25, 1953. He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Betty Lou Akers, whom he married on August 7, 1954, in Warrensburg. Additional survivors include three daughters, Deanna James and husband Dennis, Richmond, Anita (Jeannie) Hobbs of Warrensburg and Cindy Brown of Lawson; one sister, Ruth Schumacher of Wellington; five grandchildren, Paul Fields, Charlotte Slaughter, Forrest Brown, Harmony Brown, Megan Hobbs and two great-grandchildren, Brian Fields and Alyssa Sims. Mr. Lamb was preceded in death by his parents and one granddaughter, Nicole Dewease Hobbs. Funeral services were held March 31 at the Consalus-Bradley Chapel. Burial was in Sunset Hill Cemetery, Warrensburg.

LAMB, William P.
1918-2001
Englewood Cemetery (L), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Dec 26 2001 - William P. Lamb, 83, Clinton and formerly of Warrensburg, died Sunday, December 23, 2001, at the Golden Valley Hospital, Clinton. He was born on November 8, 1918, in Warrensburg, the son of William P. Lamb and Beulah White Lamb. His first wife, Naomi Casebeer, preceded him in death. On March 7, 1952, in Kansas City he married Mary Ann Little, who survives. He was a graduate of Warrensburg High School. He taught engineering class at the University of Utah, worked as a carpenter for Central Missouri State University until retirement and currently was manager of a mobile home park in Clinton. He was also a gunsmith. Survivors include his wife, Mary Ann Lamb, Clinton; three daughters, Deborah Runk, Warrensburg, Cheryl Ann Craig, Bauxite, Arkansas, and Brenda Merriman, Clinton; one son, William P. Lamb, Jr., Warrensburg; two brothers, Donald "Deedle" Lamb, Warrensburg, and John Lamb, Mound City, Kansas; five sisters, Bertha Merz, Fall City, Nebraska, Mary Kay Taylor, Pico Rivera, California, Wayne Wallace Tracz, Shawnee, Kansas, Betty Lou "Pat" Alkire and Peggy McClendon, both of Warrensburg; 15 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his son, Darrell, on September 23, 1980; two sisters, Warrene Shaw and Hazel Schlep, and one granddaughter, Sandra Kay Lamb. Funeral services will be Friday, December 28, at the Sweeney-Phillips & Holdren Funeral Home, Warrensburg. Burial will be in the Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

LAMBERT, Jennings DeVere
1894-1997
Englewood Cemetery (L), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Jennings DeVere Lambert, 102, died February 10, 1997, at his home near Windsor. He was born March 18, 1894, in LaDue, located in Henry County. He was the eldest of seven children born to Joseph Peter Lambert and Lillian Arabella Gaw Lambert. The family lived in LaDue until 1902 when they moved to a farm two miles south of Clinton where DeVere lived until early 1918, when he went to Canada. While there he worked as a telephone lineman in Saskatchewan and in the shipyards in British Columbia. While in British Columbia, he was called to serve in the United States Armed Forces. He was inducted October 21, 1918, at Clinton and took his basic training in the United States Army at Camp Bowie, Texas. He received his honorable discharge December 31, 1918, at Camp Funston, Kansas, following the signing of the Armistice. After returning home the family moved on March 10, 1919, to a farm in Benton County, near Warsaw. On February 6, 1924, he was united in marriage to Sarah Mildred Glines. She preceded him in death on February 6, 1995. To this union three daughters were born. One daughter, Liburna Lethe McChesney, preceded him in death on April 30, 1970. Surviving are daughters, Leona Glines Lambert-Suchet, Kansas City, and LaVera Franklin, Irving, Texas. He is also survived by three grandchildren, James DeVere McChesney and Donna Jean McChesney, Kansas City, Wayne Roy Franklin, Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, and two great-grandchildren, Rebecca and Carl Franklin, Kansas City. Also surviving is one sister, Lillian Arabella Bishop, Casper, Wyoming, and a host of nieces and nephews. His parents, his brothers, William Bryan, Jesse Marion, John Franklin, George Edward Lambert and one sister, Hellen Maude Lionberger, also preceded him in death. DeVere and Sarah made their home in Benton County near Warsaw approximately 25 years following their marriage. From 1955 until 1971, they lived in Hickory County near Cross Timbers, moving to their present home in Henry County, rural Windsor, in 1971. He was a farmer most of his life, However, from 1949 until 1954, he worked for a contractor who was building R.E.A. Lines in Kansas and Missouri. He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather giving family members and family concerns his top priority. The concerns of his immediate family were centered around him, especially these last two years. His life's philosophy, which he lived, was that of being fair, honest and truthful to his fellow man. He will be sadly missed, for now there is a missing link in the family circle. Funeral services were held Thursday, February 13, at the Consalus Chapel, Clinton. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

LAMBERT, Nona Mae BROWN
1921-2005
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Sep 26 2005 - Nona Mae Lambert of Pasadena, California, died Sunday, September 18, 2005, at the Arcadia Methodist Hospital in Arcadia, California. Nona was born at 307 South Fifth Street in Deepwater, the fourth child of Walter E. and Leah (Carder) Brown. On November 26, 1937, she was united in marriage to Hubert Bryon Lambert in Clinton, where they resided until moving to Pasadena in the fall of 1940, along with their first daughter, Delores Ann. She leaves to mourn her passing, four daughters and their husband, Linda and Wilton Jenkins, Mesa, Arizona, Karen and Leonard Rentz, Henderson, Nevada, Leah and Robert Dean, Phoenix, Arizona, Sandra and Mohamad Shaalan, Walnut, California; seven grandchildren, Joseph Ruhl and Thomas Dean, both of Arizona, Robert Dean III, Anaheim, California, Colene Barnett, Peru, Indiana, Lisa Martinez, Victorville, California, Peter Tedesco and Sarah Shaalan, both of Walnut, California. She also leaves eight great-grandchildren and one brother, Walter L. Brown, Deepwater. She was preceded in death by her husband Hubert; her daughter Delores Ann Smart and husband Bruce Smart; one infant son David Carol Lambert; four sisters, Ivonne and Lovell Brown, Opal DeLozier and Agnes Robertson; one brother Delbert Neal Brown. The funeral was held in the Turner Stevens Chapel at Live Oak Memorial Garden Cemetery in Monrovia, California on Saturday, September 24, 10 a.m. Burial followed where she was buried beside her husband and daughter at Live Oak.

LAMKIN, Clement Dickinson "Dick"
1926-1930
Englewood Cemetery (L), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Jul 1930 - Baby Dies From Accident - Four Year Old Son of Uel Lamkin Meets Death - Clement Dickinson Lamkin, four year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Uel Lamkin, was happily at play Monday with a small tin whistle in his mouth, at Maryville, when he fell and the whistle penetrated the inside of his throat and the child slowly bled to death. Physicians and the parents were helpless to stop the hemorrhage. "Little Dick" was born September 29, 1926. He had always been a happy, healthy child, full of life and play, occupying a warm place in the hearts of all. He came into the Lamkin home just two weeks before his 16 year old brother, Billy, died with hemorrhage. His baby smiles and loving little hands made it possible for his parents to stand the lass of their older boy. Mr. Lamkin is president of Missouri State Teachers College at Maryville and his wife was Miss Mary C. Dickinson before her marriage. It is difficult to see why this little child, surrounded by love and every opportunity to become a worth while citizen, should be taken, but it is not given to us to know these things. Little Dick will experience none of life's bitterness that needs come with the joy. He and little Billy are with the angels. The parents brought the little body to Clinton Wednesday morning to the home of his maternal grandparents, Hon. and Mrs. C. C. Dickinson on South Second street. It was then taken to Englewood and laid beside the elder brother.

LAMKIN, Emilius P.
1837-1893
Englewood Cemetery (L), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Jan 6 1894 - Christmas morning, as was announced, Prof. E. P. Lamkin, founder of Clinton Academy, was stricken with paralysis and remained in that condition, unable to speak until Saturday afternoon, when his lifework cased and his spirit took its flight to the realms of pure delight. He was born in this state in 1835, devoted to a portion of his boyhood days to farming, in 1858 graduated at Columbia and from that time until his death, he devoted his life to education. In coming to Clinton, he accepted the superintendency of the public schools, then established the Academy. The funeral discourse at the First Presbyterian Church was elegant. He will be sadly missed. The Masons, of which order he was a member, conducted his remains to their final resting place at Englewood. A useful life, a pure and noble man, whose works will live after him.

LAMPKIN, Oliver Philip
1909-2004
Appleton City Cemetery, Appleton City, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Dec 14 2004 - Oliver Philip Lampkin, son of Claud Ward and Mary Maud (Oliver) Lampkin, was born December 9, 1909, on the farm where he resided most of his life in the Mt. Hope Community, where his boyhood friends also lived their lives. He died at age 94 on December 3, 2004, at Ellett Memorial Hospital in Appleton City. Philip attended Browning and Enterprise, one-room school houses, graduated from Appleton City High School in 1927 and attended Central College in Fayette for one year. July 27, 1933, he was united in marriage to Laura Tacy Raybourn and to this union two daughters, Phyllis Sue and Linda Jane were born. Philip and Tacy celebrated their 50th anniversary with friends in 1983. They enjoyed each other's company until her death on December 5, 1986. He enjoyed the ball games and 4-H events of his grandchildren, Kim Diehl, Sydney Burch and Mignon Diehl, as they grew up. He has especially enjoyed the redheaded great-grandsons, Dane, Dirk and Cale Diehl and Ian Burch, and a granddaughter, Clair Tacy Burch. Through the years Philip was very civic-minded, serving as president of the Appleton City Alumni Association, the A.C. Businessman's Service Club, Osage Valley Electric Cooperative, A. C. Fair Board and the First Christian Church where he had been a member for 78 years. He was also a member of Optimist International, Appleton City Masonic Lodge #412 AF&AM for 70 years, York Rite and Ararat Shrine Temple where he was honored to serve as a Special Potential Aide. Philip was a stockman raising registered Hereford cattle for many years. He and his brother, Charles, owned and operated Lampkin Brothers Grain Company in Appleton City for 20 years. Even as Philip was well into his 80's he continued to feed cattle until he really retired. Through the years he enjoyed Missouri football by traveling to Columbia on Saturdays during the fall and to several New Year's bowl games to see the Tigers play ball. Philip enjoyed seeing his many friends around town that ranged in age from the young to his age. He told and listened to stories and always enjoyed talking about the Democratic Party, sports and the local news. Philip was preceded in death by his parents, wife and brother. Survivors include his daughters Phyllis and husband Raymond Diehl, Butler, and Linda Lampkin of the home; three grandchildren, Kim Diehl of Butler, Sydney Burch of Lee's Summit, and Mignon Diehl of Ft. Worth, Texas; nieces, Tacy Fancile Watkins of Kansas City, Kansas, Patricia Kerr of Midland, Texas and Claudia Lampkin of Nevada. Funeral services were at First Christian Church, Appleton City, Wednesday, December 8. Burial was in Appleton City Cemetery.

LAMPTON, Orval H.
1921-1991
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Orval H. Lampton, 70, Muskogee, Ok., formerly of Fortuna, died Tuesday, Sept. 17, 1991 at his home. He was born March 30, 1921 in Fortuna, son of Arthur and Gertrude Lampton. In 1972 he married Olene Kimmel, who survives of the home. Mr. Lampton was a member of Grace Episcopal Church and the Elk's Club. Muskogee. He was a veteran of World War II, serving aboard the USS New Jersey. He worked for Zachary Construction Co. since 1950. Other survivors include two sons, Ronald Lampton, Sedalia, Bob Lampton, San Antonio, Tx.; a daughter Gloria Howard, Broken Arrow, Ok.; a stepson Rick Murray, Springtown, Tx.; a stepdaughter Donna Morrow, Fort Worth, Tx.; two brothers, Elmo Lampton, Independence, Elroy Lampton, Pleasant Hill; two sisters, Wilma Lampton and Hilma Hull, both of Fortuna; six grandchildren and a great-granddaughter.

LAND, Berryman H. Dr.
1828-1888
Englewood Cemetery (L), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Wednesday afternoon, the family and numerous friends of Dr. B. H. Land, Sr. were compelled to bid him farewell. His death was very unexpected, for although a sufferer from an abcess of the bowels for some time, he was able to be up and dressed on the morning of his death but suffering unusually and it is supposed he took an overdose from some narcotic from which medical aid was unable to relieve him and he breathed his last few moment before 3 p.m. Berryman H. Land was born Jan 21, 1828 at Spartinburg, S.C. but moved to Alabama in 1831 and farmed until he was 18, when he went to Lebanon, Ill. where he was a student 2 1/2 years and in 1849 he began the study of medicine in St. Louis. He graduated in 1856-57 from the Missouri Medical College, retuned to Illinois then came to Henry County in 1865. He has lived in Clinton since 1868. He was married July 18 1849 to Miss Nancy J. Outhouse [Aulthouse]. They had one child, James F., who pratices his father's profession in our city. His wife's death occurred March 22, 1855. He again married June 6, 1856, his bride Miss Angeline Latham of Alabama. Three children were born to them, but died in infancy. His wife, son, daughter-in-law and little grandchildren are left to mourn his loss. He was an excellent doctor and eveready friends. He has been a member of the Christian Church two years and the funeral was conducted there. Masonic rites at Englewood.

LAND, Lucy DIAL
1812-1892
Deer Creek Cemetery, Deer Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Eye, Jan 1892 - Died Friday, Jan. 8, Mrs. Lucy Land, whose lifework ended at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Margaret Curtis in Clinton. She broker her hip in a fall a few years ago. Born in Tennessee in 1812, married Aaron Land in Illinois; moving to Ragland farm, north of town in 1868. In 1876 her husband died. Six children. She was a consistent member of the Methodist church. Burial at Deer Creek.

LAND, Nancy C. "Kate" SHIELDS
1849-1901
Englewood Cemetery (L), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Missouri, Feb 1901 - Mrs. Kate Land, who was superintendent of Oak Grove Sunday School at the time of her demise, died Feb 1, 1901. Born in Indiana, daughter of Walter and Nancie Shields, and moved to Illinois when she was a child, then came to Missouri in 1868. Married Charles Land in 1880; five children, two are left, Arthur, 14, and Nannie, 13; also leaves her father, stepmother, three sisters, four brothers and two half sisters. She had her house well in order and was ready to go.

LAND, William
abt 1837-1903
Reid Cemetery, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Missouri, Mar 7 1902 - William Land departed this life March 5, 1903 at his home some three miles southeast of Clinton, on the Bethlehem road. He was about 66. His wife died some years ago in Illinois. Two sons and one daughter survive him. His mortal body was laid away in the Reed graveyard. A short funeral service was held at the home. He had never made a profession of religion.

LANDAKER, Lillian Mae SNODGRASS
1885-1964
Englewood Cemetery (L), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Mar 26 1964 - The lifeless body of Mrs. W.E. Landaker, 78 of 513 East Ohio, long a Clinton resident, was found about 3:30 p.m. or so, Monday, March 23, by her good neighbor, Mrs. Clyde Cox, who resides across the street. Noticing the newspaper and mail hadn't been taken in Mrs. Cox had gone over to investigate. Mrs. Landaker apparently had died in her sleep and from natural causes. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, March 26 (today), at Consalus Funeral Home. Interment will be in Englewood Cemetery by the side of her husband. Lillie Mae Snodgrass was born May 15, 1885, at Hortense, east of Clinton, one of seven children of Stephen and Wilmot Tims Snodgrass, all of whom preceded her in death, namely three sisters, Etta, Fannie and Minerva, and three others, Syd, Carl and Tom. Reared to young womanhood in the Hortense area she then married Walter Eslie Landaker on April 14, 1905, and they spent their married lives in Clinton. Three children blessed this union who are Walter E. Jr., now of Sunland, Calif., Chester Lavaughn, Las Vegas, Nev., and Mrs. John (Marguerite) Vahey, Kalamazoo, Mich. Mr. Landaker died June 4, 1949. Since then through the years Mrs. Landaker continued to make her home in Clinton. She was a devoted wife and mother. Her family, her home and garden were her special interests. She is remembered as quiet and unassuming with an interest in community affairs. She delighted in her flower gardens especially her roses which she regretted not being able to continue to care for more recently for she was also a most industrious person. Besides her children she leaves six grandchildren who were of special delight to her; two nephews, Charles Asher Williams, Clinton, Arthur Landaker, Kansas City; a number of other relatives and many friends.

LANDERS, Alexander Lee
2004-2004
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 15 2004 - Alexander Lee Landers, infant son of Sharon Marie Duerr-Landers and Dennis Lee Landers II, was born March 17, 2004, in Kansas City, and died March 30, 2004, at Children's Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, at the age of 13 days. Alexander is also survived by his maternal grandparents, Kenneth and Donna Duerr and his aunt, Vanessa Duerr, all of Brewerton, New York; his maternal great-grandparents, Gertrude and Sheldon Staves of Central Square, New York, and Wendell and Nellie Duerr of Liverpool, New York; his maternal great-great-grandmother Lena Parent of Tupper Lake, New York; his paternal grandmother Kay Schwartz of Clinton, and his paternal grandfather Dennis Landers of Seattle, Washington; his paternal great-grandmother Margaret Decker of Clinton; his great-uncle Aaron Decker of Weatherford, Texas; his aunts Tanya Harger of Corder, Alisha Landers of Clinton, Heather Gatske of Windsor, and Barbara Landers of Seattle, Washington, as well as a number of other aunts and uncles and cousins. Funeral services were held at Vansant-Mills Chapel Saturday, April 3. Cremation followed the service.

LANDES, Anna DRAKE
1860-1934
Maplewood & Brownington Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Oct 1934 - Death came to Mrs. Chas. M. Landes, Sunday, September 30, at her home west of Deepwater. Her health had declined rapidly the last six weeks before her death. Mrs. Anna Drake Landes was born March 15, 1860, in Henry County. she was united in marriage with Marion Drake September 13, 1881, and they went to Cincinnati, Iowa, to make their home, but came to Henry County several years later. Mr. Drake died April 16, 1928. Mrs. Drake and Chas. M. Landes, a well-known farmer about three miles west of Deepwater, were married November 9, 1932. She gave Mr. Landes tender and devoted care and strove to keep him comfortable and happy. she was an esteemed member of the Deepwater Presbyterian church and had many friends in the church who liked her for her sweet disposition. Her hobby was flowers, and it seemed natural for her to plant the seeds and watch the flowers blossom into beauty because she had the gift of making plants grow. Surviving her are her husband and her two sons: Clarence Drake of Okmulgee, and Aubrey Drake, near Clinton. There are three grandchildren. Three other children have preceded her in death. Funeral services were Monday at the Deepwater Presbyterian church. Burial was in the Brownington Cemetery.

LANDES, Benny Joe
1935-2001
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Nov 12 2001 - Benny Joe Landes, 66, met with his Lord and Savior on October 24, 2001, at St. Peter's Hospital in Olympia, Washington, Benny was born to Charles William and Audrey Mae Landes (Price) on September 23, 1935. He spent his first years in Deepwater, until his family moved to Clinton when he was in his late teens. Benny is survived by his wife of 45 years, Patricia Lou Landes (Estes); son; Terry G. Landes and wife, Patti; daughter, Karla R. Cuzdey and husband, Patrick, all of Olympia, Washington. He is also survived by eight grandchildren, Melissa Thurston (Cuzdey), Jennifer Gianni, Jennifer Colley (Cuzdey), Amanda Cuzdey, Patricia Cuzdey, Eirik Landes, Jacob Cuzdey and Katharine Landes, as well as five great-grandchildren, Heidi Thurston, Daniel Thurston, Emily Thurston, Leah Thurston and Austyn Colley; sisters, Karen Callahan (Landes) of Sedalia, Evelyn Landes and Mary Martin (Landes), both of Republic, Charles (Butch) Landes of Orlando, Florida; three aunts and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles William and Audrey Mae Landes; brothers, Robert C. Landes and Lee Roy Landes; sister, Linda Herd (Landes), and great-grandson, Alan Colley, Jr. Benny was a Vietnam veteran and earned the Purple Heart for injuries sustained in Asia. He retired after 20 years in the United States Army in 1982, and continued working Civil Service for another 15 years, retiring in May 1998. He had a love of music all his life and the last years of his life was very active as a member of the Washington Old Time Fiddler's Association. For the past three years, he was very proud at having won third place in the Senior Division at the State Fiddler's Competition. He also enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. He was a loving, special man to all who knew him and will be in our hearts forever. Services were held at the Chapel with military honors following at graveside on October 28, at Olympia Memorial Gardens in Tumwater, Washington. A potluck music reception was held in his honor, with many of Benny's fiddle friends playing his favorite tunes at the Violet Prairie Grange in Tenino, Washington.

LANDES, John Albert
1924-2005
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Feb 10 2005 - John Albert Landes was born April 7, 1924, in Clifton City. He died Friday, January 21, 2005, at the Westwood Nursing Center in Clinton. He was the son of Charles Monroe and Rosa Bell Moon Landes. He was the youngest of eight children - a sister Bessie, and six brothers, Carl, Henry, Frank, Cecil, Ora and Archie. He married Alean D. Kubi on April 25, 1943 in Sedalia. Children born to that union were two sons and two daughters, Larry (now deceased), Sherry and Jimmy, both of Raytown, and Karri of Clinton. With the arrival of his grandchild, John's name was forever changed. Pawpaw, as most came to know him, had seven grandchildren - Kyle and Karri Landes of Illinois, Shane Lynchard of Raytown, Jennifer and Joshua Wiltfong of Clinton and Tyler and Kelsey Landes of Raytown. He had two step-grandchildren, Kim Charpie and Kelly Rose of Illinois, who bore seven great-grandchildren. He earned a comfortable living for his loved ones through his efforts as a bookkeeper from 1941-47, an internal auditor from 1947-52 and a self-employed building contractor in 1952 until his retirement in 1983. He was a member of the Homebuilders Association, the Shrine Temple and Masonic Lodge and Blue Ridge Methodist Church in Raytown. He was a loving son, husband, father and grandfather, who took tremendous pride in his family. Pawpaw will be deeply missed. Funeral services were held at Vansant-Mills Chapel, Clinton, Tuesday, January 25. Graveside services and burial were held at Kidwell-Garber Cemetery, Laurie.

LANDES, Letha Jewel McMAHAN
1920-2006
Englewood Cemetery (L), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Aug 8 2006 - Letha Jewel Landes was born March 25, 1920, in Deepwater, the daughter of Arch Noel and Allie Matilda (Wolf) McMahan. She died at Golden Valley Hospital, Clinton, on July 18, 2006, at the age of 86 years. Letha was married to Christian L. Landes, who preceded her in death on May 17, 1983. She was an active member of the Northeast Baptist Church, Clinton, until her health failed. She is survived by her daughter, Loretta Bilokur and husband Victor of Springfield, Missouri; one sister, Mary Gross of Independence; two grandsons, Shaun Bilokur of La Mesa, California and Steve Bilokur of Little, Rock, Arkansas and one great grandson, Carlos Bilokur of La Mesa, California and one nephew, Gary Gross and wife Jackie of Independence. Funeral services were held at Vansant-Mills Chapel on Friday, July 21. Interment was in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

LANDIS, Lillian Elizabeth DUNNING
1892-1993
Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Fairview Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Lillian Elizabeth Dunning Landis was born April 25, 1892 at the old Albert Dunning home south of Deepwater, and passed away at her home in Clinton, October 15, 1993. She was the fifth child of Albert and Ella Fudge Dunning, a family of nine children. All preceded her in death. Lillian celebrated her 101st birthday April 25, 1993 with her families. She was married to Earl E. Landis February 8, 1936 in California. He preceded her in death February 9, 1959. Lillian accepted Christ at an early age and attended Pleasant Valley Church at that time. Lillian attended Pleasant Valley country school, Deepwater high school, received her B.A. in Education at Warrensburg College, later returned to the University of Missouri and completed her Master's in Education. She taught school most of her adult life, first in small one room country schools to high schools, colleges and Universities throughout the country. Her final years were in the Los Angeles School systems. Lillian moved to Missouri in 1977 to be near her families. She was always very generous with her families. She will be surely missed. In addition to her families and teaching she enjoyed playing bridge. She leaves ten nieces and nephews and several great-great-nieces and nephews. In addition many cousins and friends. Funeral services were held at Vansant-Mills Chapel, Sunday, October 17, 1993. Burial was in the Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Deepwater.

LANDON, Ace Major
abt 1865-1938
Clinton MO - Former Clintonian Passes - Major Ace Landon, for some years a resident of Clinton, coming here as president of the Citizens Bank located at the northwest corner of the square, died at Research Hospital in Kansas City Tuesday January 11, at 7 a.m. Major Landon had gone to the hospital from his home at Rockville, Mo., where he had established a handsome rural home on a large tract of land, about six miles east of the town. He never rallied from the operation. Ace Landon, 73, was born near Carthage, Ill, of Canadian ancestry and came to St. Clair County when a child of three years. A remarkable experience was then his when he and a brother were caught together in a storm and both struck by lightning. The brother was killed and he was unconscious 24 hours before recovery was sure. He studied medicine as a young man but before completing the course decided to go into the law and insurance fields, which he did in Oklahoma. Later he went to Schell City, continuing in the same line of business until he came to Clinton as a banker. On leaving Clinton he went to St. Louis where he again opened law and insurance offices and later developed oil interests in both of which he was quite successful. The funeral was held Thursday and interment followed at Schell City beside his father and mother. He was Captain of Company F in the Spanish American war when he contributed splendid service. Surviving veterans from Henry County attended the services. Made a Major in the state militia he was buried with full military honors, fitting close to a worthy life that had done much good to his family and relatives and the people of his community where he alleviated all suffering that come to his knowledge.

LANE, Burrey A.
1867-1905
Carrsville Cemetery, Big Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Once more death has visited our church and taken one more sister. Died at her residence, Sister Berry Ann Lane, wife of Brother Charlie Lane. Died April 10th of that fatal disease, cancer, at the age of 38. All that kind friends and loved ones could do was of no avail. Sister Lane was born November 13th, 1867. She joined the church at Cassville, was baptized by Brother Allen Bridges and lived a consistent Christian until her death. She leaves a husband and two boys aged 5 and 7. They will never know a mother's love and care. She left six sisters, four brothers and many relatives and friends to mourn her loss. Her funeral was preached by Brother Terrill of Clinton, to a large audience after which she was laid to rest at the Carrsville Cemetery. As wife and mother she was kind and affectionate; as a neighbor she was kind and obliging. Farewell, dear Sister, thou hast left us and thy loss we deeply feel. May we all meet in heaven.

LANE, Charles Lewis
1956-2006
Englewood Cemetery (L), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 19 2006 - Charles Lewis Lane, 49, died Wednesday, January 18, 2006, at Truman Lake Manor in Lowry City. Graveside memorial services will be Monday, January 23, at Englewood Cemetery, under the direction of Consalus Funeral Home. He was born November 24, 1956, in Clinton, son of Dr. Taylor and Lillian Stanek Lane. Preceding him in death were his parents. Survivors include his brother Robert Lane and wife Betty, Clinton; two sisters, Judy Post, Fair Grove, and Betty Jane Lane, Seattle, Washington; three nephews, two nieces, one great-nephew.

LANE, Hylda
1909-2003
Englewood Cemetery (L), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 7 2003 - Hylda Lane was born November 29, 1909, in Clinton, daughter of Samuel Morris III and Daisy Ella Covington Lane. She passed away at her home on January 1, 2003. She was raised with strong Christian values in the Garland Community where she attended grade school and the Garland Baptist Church, which was built by her Grandfather Covington. She graduated from high school in 1927 and went on to attend Chillicothe Business College. Hylda lived primarily in Kansas and was an accomplished stenographer for various private businesses as well as a career federal employee working for both the United State War Department and Social Security Administration. She enjoyed dance, ballet, opera, classical music and was an avid reader. She attended dance school and performed in some productions while in Kansas City. She moved back to Clinton after retirement. Preceding her in death were her parents; two brothers, Robert and Taylor; two sisters, Sarah Jane Wilson and Elizabeth Verrill. She is survived by two nephews, Dr. Robert Lane, Clinton, and Charles Lane, Lowry City; two nieces, Judy Post, Fair Grove, and Betty J. Lane, Whidbey Island, Washington; three great-nephews, John Lane, Columbia, Bradley Post, Springfield, Joshua Post, Los Angeles, California; two great-nieces, Susan Price, Clinton, and Daisy Post, Springfield, and one great-great-nephew, Zachary Price. Graveside services were held January 4 at Englewood Cemetery.

LANE, Ira Lee Sr.
1899-1989
Englewood Cemetery (L), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Ira Lee Lane, 89, son of Charles Edward Lane and Beverly Ann Elizabeth (Burry) Ross, was born September 16, 1899. He died July 16, 1989, at Ridgecrest Adult Care Center, Warrensburg. He was a barber in Clinton for many years. On January 10, 1920, he married Lucy M. Burton. She preceded him in death in 1983. He is survived by one son, Ira L. Lane, Jr., Warrensburg; three grandchildren, Glenda Goetz, Warrensburg, Mary Howard, Washington, MO, and Charles E. Lane, Houston, Texas; great-grandsons, Chad Goetz and Philip Howard; great-granddaughter, Jeannine Goetz; one brother, W. L. (Leck) Lane of Alhambra, CA. Funeral services were held Wednesday, July 19 at Consalus chapel. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton, MO.

LANE, Jessie L.
abt 1917-2003
King's Prairie Cemetery, Dallas Twp, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 21 2003 - Jessie L. Lane, 86, Osceola, a homemaker, died Sunday, January 19, 2003, at her home. Funeral services will be Thursday, January 23, at Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel. Burial will be in King's Prairie Cemetery.

LANE, Juanita RANDALL
1928-2009
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jun 2 2009 - Juanita Lane was born in Lowry City on March 24, 1928, to Levi and Dimple (Harvey) Randall. She died at St. Luke's Hospital, Kansas City, on April 27, 2009, at the age of 81 years. She attended Shady Grove Grade School. She was a graduate of Lowry City High School and attended college in Sedalia. She met her husband, Ralph, when he was home on leave from the Army. On April 5, 1947, they were married and had two sons. Juanita loved being a homemaker and Was a stay-at-home mother until her sons graduated from high school. She worked in food service at Leesville Grade School until her 'retirement in 1989. She was very close to her two sisters, Cora Bethel and Frances. Juanita was a faithful and active member of Good Hope Baptist Church where she served the Lord as a Sunday School teacher, served on numerous committees, was the custodian of the Lord's House for over 35 years and served as treasurer for 15 years. She loved growing flowers and always tried to have a bouquet at church every Sunday for everybody to enjoy. Preceding her in death were her parents, Levi and Dimple, and a brother, George. Survivors include her husband, Ralph of the home; two sons, Grandin and wife, Sandy Lane, Kansas City, and Kent and his wife, Linda Lane, Pampa, Texas; as well as five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at Vansant-Mills Chapel on Saturday, May 2. Interment was in Clinton Memory Gardens Cemetery, Clinton.

LANE, Lela Louisa McCANN
1867-1925
Englewood Cemetery (L), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
The sweet spirit of Mrs. Millard E. Lane returned to its Maker at 11:20 p.m. Wednesday, October 7th. For three years she had been a helpless invalid, but the last month had been worse and just a few days before her death grew suddenly worse. Hers was a Spartan courage, bearing suffering and helplessness with a cheery smile, without complaint. Lela Louisa McCann was born March 1, 1867, in Muskingum county, Ohio, being a daughter of Judge and Mrs. Thomas McCann. She was married in that county November 24, 1885, to Millard E. Lane, who survives her with their two sons, Dwight, who is at home, and Harold, of Kansas City. There is one grandson, Harold Lane Jr. of Kansas City. She is survived by three brothers, Dr. T. A. McCann and George B. McCann, Dayton, Ohio; Jasper McCann, of near Zanesville, Ohio; one sister, Mrs. Celestia Clapper, Dayton, Ohio. The Lanes came to Henry county in 1886, and this has been their home since. They first lived Where Will Scherff now resides, north of Clinton, two miles. Twenty years later Mr. Lane bought their present home on the Warrensburg road, one-half mile north of Clinton. Henry county owes much progress to the hard work and the public spirit of Mr. and Mrs. Lane. They were ever ready with hand and heart to promote anything that was for the better welfare of the county. They were both absolutely unselfish. Mrs. Lane had been a devoted member of the Presbyterian church for many years, and raised her children to know and follow the Lord Jesus Christ. When she became completely helpless, her greatest regret was that they must give up their work in the church in order to care for her. Mrs. Lane was an unusual woman. Love ruled her life. Her home was a hallowed spot. The Christ was acknowledged in every deed of her life. She put her religion in the sunshine of her smile, which always beckoned you in and bade you welcome to the cozy home. Her duties did not stop as a homemaker or home keeper, but what a wonderful mate she was, what a companion she was to her husband and sons. what a counselor and friend, and what a neighbor! Never has there been more tender devotion and care than were given to this frail little woman by the husband and sons. They lived and nearly breathed for her. For many weary months she had not been able to move, except as they moved her. Her condition was such that they had to feed her and comb her hair and give her every attention. They loved her so; it was a privilege. Tho, in seeing her suffer often they could scarcely repress the tears. All courage is not on battle fields or those who face the cannon's mouth. It required more courage every day for this little woman to live than it did to enter battle. She kept her own worries, pains and sorrows tucked in so tightly that those about her only knew cheer and happiness. Although a slow and painful process, she never failed to write to her son, Harold, who lived in Kansas City, and her loved ones in the East. Friends received dainty notes of appreciation for every kindness done. It was just possible for her to write and she did it. Even to the last illness she kept up with every question of the day; every late magazine and everything in the community. Her alertness and keenness of mind made her bedside a delightful place to visit. She loved children and her greatest joy was the visits of the tiny grandson from Kansas City. Although her anus were not able to hold him, how happy was she when he was laid on her breast. How eagerly she watched for the coming of the little teeth, siting alone time, his first step, his first word. How joyous was she when he wore the first rompers. The mother love was magnified when her grandmother-hood came. It is fine that she was left to enjoy the feel of velvety little cheeks to feel his warm little; body cuddle next to hers, and for her to have the privilege of seeing Harold's son. Hers was a wonderful heart and she loved nearly as much the grandchildren of her beloved neighbor, Mrs. E. J. Kensinger, who brought cheer to the bedside of the invalid, many times each day. How much she enjoyed the babies of Walter and Helen LaHue. Almost as much as her own. She gave sunshine and sunshine came back to her. The funeral services were conducted at the late home Friday afternoon. Burial in Englewood.

LANE, Linda Susan BRADFIELD
1950-2002
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, May 28 2002 - Linda Susan Lane, 51, died Saturday, May 25, 2002, in Houston, Texas. Funeral services were Tuesday, May 28, at the First Baptist Church in Pampa. Arrangements were by Carmichael-Whatley Funeral Directors. Burial was in Fairview Cemetery. Mrs. Lane was born September 24, 1950, in Warrensburg, to Leroy and Virginia Bradfield. She was a Pampa resident since 1979. She married Kent Lane December 21, 1974, at Leeton. She was an active member of First Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her father, Leroy Nelson Bradfield, on December 26, 1995. She was an ESL teacher for 20 years. She is survived by her husband, (Lyndal) Kent Lane, of the home; three daughters, Tiffany Noel Lane of Pampa, Talyia Venee Lane of Amarillo, and Tabitha Amber Lane of Pampa; her mother, Virginia Helen Bradfield of Leeton; one brother, Richard Nelson Bradfield of Kansas City, Kansas.

LANE, Lucy May BURTON
1898-1983
Englewood Cemetery (L), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Lucy May Lane, 85, Clinton, died on Dec 11, 1983, at Johnson County Memorial Hospital. She was born on Jul 11, 1898, in Henry County. She is a retired station agent for Frisco Railroads in Clinton. Survivors include her husband, Ira L. Lane, of the home; one son, Ira L. Lane, Jr., Warrensburg; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be on Tuesday at Consalus Chapel in Clinton. Burial will be in the Englewood Cemetery in Clinton.

LANE, Mary Susan BEATY DUNAWAY
1873-1939
Carrsville Cemetery, Big Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Mrs. Charles E. Lane of near Huntingdale, of one of the oldest and most highly respected families in Henry County, surrendered life, after a valiant fight, at 4:00 p.m. Monday, Dec. 18, 1939, at St. Luke's Hospital, Kansas City, where she had been the past month. Mrs. Lane also in the summer underwent a 1st operation, but not finding the relief she hoped for returned for a second operation the past month. Courageous in the face of terrible pain, sustained in the knowledge of certain parting, she turned bravely to far horizons, faith and love holding either hand. Mary Beaty, daughter of Ben and Louisa Kimsey Beaty of 2 1/2 miles north of Huntingdale, prominent and distinguished, was born Jan. 28 1873, on the old Beaty home farm. Educated in the schools of that section and brought to a knowledge of the Christ in the Corinth Baptist Church, where her membership always remained, she grew to lovely, gracious womanhood. Dainty, pretty, charming, she was also an able musician and hers was a fine noble Christian character. Sept. 8, 1892, she became the bride of Leonard Dunnaway, generally called "Bud." To them were given a son and a daughter, Letha, now Mrs. Jesse Dunn, of Warrensburg, and Royston A. of near Huntingdale, whose fine wife was a second daughter to his mother. Feb. 17, 1922, Mr. Dunnaway died, leaving his family sadly bereft, for the ties that had bound them together had been close. April 4, 1931, Mrs. Dunnaway married Charles E. Lane, and continued making her home on the old Beaty farm. Devoted to her church, she found much time for the Sunday school, the W. M. U., and other activities, spending a great deal of time in the discharge of Christian duties. Thus, hers was a full and rich life, replete in good deeds and kindness, exemplary and worthy of emulation, for to know her was to love her, and loving her, the way to finer living was made plain and easy. She is survived by her son, Royston Dunnaway, and daughter, Mrs. Dunn, above mentioned; two grandchildren, and four brothers, J. J. Beaty of Creighton, Sam Beaty of Alabama; Phineas Beaty of Wilbur, Ore., and Young Beaty of Marcola, Ore. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday at the Corinth Baptist Church. Burial was in the Carrsville Cemetery.

LANE, Miles
1836-1910
Deepwater Cemetery, Fairview Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Miles Lane, for many years a prominent farmer near Deepwater, died Friday at his home in that town, aged 74 years. - Two weeks ago, while picking peaches, he was overcome by heat. Hiccups set in and continued for nine days until his death. Deceased is survived by his widow and by two daughters, Mrs. James Moyer, Jr., of near Deepwater, and Mrs. Isaac Baker of Clinton. The funeral occurred on Saturday.

LANE, Ralph K.
1921-2016
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Ralph K. Lane, age 95 years, of Clinton, Missouri passed away Sunday, September 4, 2016 at Jefferson Gardens, Clinton, Missouri. Funeral services will be held Monday, September 12, 2016 at Good Hope Baptist Church, Tightwad, Missouri. Interment will be at Vansant Road Cemetery, Clinton, Missouri. Ralph was born January 6, 1921 in Sedalia, MO to Nowel A. Lane and Gertrude Nutzert as one of eight brothers and sisters. He graduated from Smith-Cotton High School in Sedalia, MO. Ralph enlisted in the Army, served 3 1/2 years, and was honorably discharged in 1945. Shortly after his discharge, on April 5, 1947, he was united in marriage to Juanita (Randall) Lane in Sedalia, MO. They had two sons, Grandin (Sandy), Kansas City and Kent (Linda) of Clinton. Ralph worked as a surveyor for Horton Engineering for several years before purchasing a small farm near Coal, MO in 1954. He ran a dairy farm while working at Hermann Lumber Company before retiring after 20 years of service. Ralph was a wonderful husband, devoted father, awesome grandfather, faithful friend and a man who's faith to the Lord was never ending. He was a member of Good Hope Baptist Church where he served as deacon, Sunday School Director, Choir Member, led the music ministry, served as Treasurer for 15 years and in later years was custodian. Ralph is preceded in death by his wife and parents. Among survivors are his sons Grandin and Kent.

LANE, Samuel Morris II
1860-1896
Englewood Cemetery (L), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Fatal Accident! - While engaged in the daily round of driving and exercising the several herd of horses in keeping at his training barn, our esteemed citizen, Sam Lane met with a fatal accident on Thursday of last week, an accident from which he finally died on Monday at 11 a.m. On Thursday morning, in driving the celebrated horse, "Dr. Rushing", to the fair grounds, the animal became unmanageable and ran away with Mr. Lane, throwing him from the vehicle to the ground with such force as to render him unconscious. He was picked up a short time after by Joe Linn and brought to town. Dr. Gibbins was called and his injuries were pronounced quite serious. He remained unconscious until his death Monday morning. He was born March 12, 1860 in Muskingum County, Ohio and met with the accident on his 36th birthday. He came to Clinton in 1880 and for a time was in the grocery business with W. H. Bledsoe. Later he went into the livery business with S. Blatt; selling out, he gave his attention wholly to the handling of fancy driving and breeding stock, establishing a trading barn. He was married in 1882 to Miss Sallie J. Lindsay, who with three little children, mourn his loss. A brother, Oscar Lane, arrived from the Ohio home in time for the funeral, which was at the family residence.

LANE, Sarah Jane LINDSAY
1859-1937
Englewood Cemetery (L), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Death Come Suddenly to Mrs. S. J. Lane, 77 - Member of One of the Oldest and Most Prominent Families of Henry Co. Dies After Brief Illness - Funeral Monday - Mrs. S. J. Lane followed the tradition of the Lindsay family in her sudden death at 1:19 p.m. Saturday (April 21, 1937). She, though not well, had gone about her usual routine, as actively as was her wont, since a severe illness four years ago. Sick only that morning, her daughters, Mrs. Harry Gilbert and Mrs. Dwight Sayles, were with her, little realizing their ministrations were the last they could give their beloved mother, until shortly before her passing, when the gentle spirit and sweet soul were surrendered and the light of unending morning lighted her face. Mrs. Lane was the last of her father's family, which was the second to settle in Fields Creek Township. Her father, Reuben Taylor Lindsay, and her mother, Margaret Celia Stone, (arriving later) had come from adjoining counties in North Carolina in covered wagons to the vast west. Settling in Henry County it was natural the channel of their lives should cross and they should establish a new home together, which they did five miles northwest of Clinton on the Lindsay farm. At the outset of the war between the states Mr. Lindsay took his slaves and went to Texas, sojourning for the period of the conflict, to return stripped of all his means with only his land remaining and $300 that his wife had saved. The original home, and where Mrs. Lane was born, was a large, rambling log cabin, across the road from the present Lindsay-Spangler farm home, whose foundation R. T. Lindsay had begun before the war. On his return the new home was completed, approached by its long drive and surrounded by fine trees. The old home site in his son's time was the location for two great feed barns, both of which have burned. Sarah Jane Lindsay, only daughter of this prominent and long established Henry County family, was born June 5, 1859, her three brothers, John Stone-Wall, dying as a lad of 17; Reuben Taylor, largest land owner in the county, passing in 1927, and Judge James D. of Jefferson City in 1930. As a girl she was reared in the Southern Methodist faith, attending servicing at the Lindsay chapel in the neighborhood. She attended a private girl's school on North Washington street, Cline, and then went to Howard Payne College, Fayette, Mo., where she was a capable student doing excellent art work. Large crayon portraits of her mother and father, an Italian Shepherd Boy and the head, Beatrice Cenci, are treasured possessions of her children today. At the age of 17 she left school called by the death of her mother, to look after the big farm and help care for the family, quietly assuming the responsibilities, which were heavy for only a girl, yet bravely rising above the disappointment of giving up school, just as through life she rose superior to the many tragedies that beset her pathway. A lovely and talented young woman, she became the bride of Samuel Morris Lane, October 10, 1882, a native Ohio an, who, as a young may of 21, had come to Missouri and had become a Clinton Business man. They established their new home in Clinton, enjoying three residences on North Third street. The home, where she died at 319, the present Schweer place at 313, which Mr. Lane built, and a cottage between that burned some years ago, and where they went to housekeeping. Three daughters and an only son were given their union, all of whom have lived to comfort their sweet and gentle mother but Lindsay Lawrence, who died July 31, 1922. A widow since her 36th year, Mrs. Lane carried on with the resignation and fortitude inherited from resourceful pioneer parents. She was never a vigorous woman, yet her many activities in life kept her days full and rich with industry. Before her husband's death, her fine alto voice was heard in the church choir and her home was often the scene of their weekly practice. With succeeding years her children took her place in music circles, and as her granddaughters, now the third generation, to sing and play in the organ loft, lift their voices in praise, so it raised her spirit Heavenward as nothing else could do. Her church, of which she was the oldest active Clinton member, brought her peace through the years. She was faithful in attendance, a member of the missionary society and a great Bible student, loving its beautiful words and drawing strength from its promises. She was also a member of the ladies Sunday school class and after her passing, one of her daughters found the marked passages, where she had been preparing the lesson for the Sabbath she did not spend mid earthly scenes. Mrs. Lane was a member of the Clinton Shakespeare class where her splendid mind and ready wit mad an entertaining contribution to the group study. From its organization till its inactive days, she was a loyal member of the U.D. C., giving of her time and means to further its work, beloved by every member. She was also a member of the Coterie many years. Mrs. Lane's was a well balance life, with mind and hands never idle. Homemaking was a joy for she always looked ahead, planning for a garden and flowers or making quilts - one which she had pieced and quilted this winter stands in the frames, evidence of her industry. She seemed never to grow old but kept an enthusiasm and interest in her grandchildren and their activities that was unusual in one of her years. Her life, like a benediction, will continue to bless, though her lips are still. Surviving Mrs. Lane was her two daughters, Mrs. Harry Gilbert and her four children, Sarah Margaret, Lucille, Helen and Harry Robert, Jr.; Mrs. Dwight R. Sayles and three children, Dwight R. Jr., Samuel Lane and Margaret Lindsay; and son, S. Morris Lane, who had made his home with his mother this winter, comforting and caring for her, and his four children, Elizabeth Lane Wagoner, Hylda, Jane and Taylor Lindsay, and Robert, whose shocking death in 1930 was a great sorrow; Mrs. Flavia Lindsay Calvird, a double cousin, and Mrs. Mary Doyle of Kansas City, Mo., cousin and three nieces, Mrs. James S. Spangler, Clinton, Mrs. Burnett Goss, Tulsa, Oklahoma, and Mrs. Kathryn Wilson of St. Louis. The funeral services were conducted at the M.E. church, South Monday afternoon. Four kinsmen, C. W. Gaines, Judge C. A. Calvird, James S. Spangler and Dwight Lane, also C. W. England and Benson Holcomb serve as pall bearers.

LANE, Wesley Eugene
abt 1919-1993
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Wesley Eugene Lane, 74, Mt. Leonard in Saline County, died Monday, January 25, 1993 at his home. He was a carpenter and a native of Windsor. His wife and other family members survive. Mr. Lane moved to Mount Leonard in 1953.

LANE, William Henry
1845-1924
Carrsville Cemetery, Big Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
William Henry Lane, son of Nathan and Nancy J. Lane, was born July 5 1846 near Petersburg, Henry county, MO. He was married to Susan Iman April 8 1869. To this union six children were given: Charles Edward Lane, Mary Agnes Squires, Nancy Jane Beaty, Katie Frances, who died in infancy, Leona Ellen Vance and Alice Marksberry. There are 16 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. He also leaves one sister, Mrs. J. C. Gilliam, to mourn his loss. He had been in declining health for some time. During this time he had made his home with his son, Charles, where he had been tenderly cared for by his son and a daughter, Alice Marksberry, who had also been in this home assisting in the care of her father, since the loss of her husband, Edwin Marksberry in 1921. This beautiful and noble life of Uncle Bill, as he was called by all, was laid down at the close of the 21st day of April 1924. He bore his suffering well knowing that death here meant life in the Great Beyond, where there will be no pain and goodbyes. He united with the Christian church at Carrsville Nov 17, 1894. He lived a true Christian life, leaving an influence that will long prevail. He united with the Masonic lodge March 26 1894 and remained true and faithful to this order. He was a kind and loving father, good friend and neighbor, always lending a helping hand in time of need, was a conscientious, honest, industrious man, whom to know was to respect. Funeral services were conducted at Corinth Baptist church Wednesday, April 23rd after which the remains were tenderly laid to rest in the cemetery nearby, by the Agriola Masonic Lodge.

LANE, William L. "Leck"
1897-1991
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - William L. (Leck) Lane was born March 25, 1897, and died July 23, 1991. He lived most of his life on the farm in Henry County and then in Windsor after leaving the farm. After failing health, he along with his late wife, Roxie (Chitwood) Lane, moved to Atherton Baptist Homes, Alhambre, Ca., in 1981. He leaves his son and daughter-in-law, Bob and Pat Lane; two grandchildren, Jim and Pam; two great grandchldren, Matt and Carrie.

LANG, Victoria A. "Vicki" RHOADS
1949-2010
Peculiar Cemetery, Peculiar, Cass Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Mar 30 2010 - Victoria "Vicki" A. Lang, 61, Peculiar, died Saturday, March 27, 2010, at St. Joseph Medical Center in Kansas City after a long illness. Funeral services will be held Thursday, April 1, at Atkinson Chapel in Harrisonville. Burial will be in Peculiar Cemetery, Peculiar. Vicki was born March 15, 1949, in Clinton, the daughter of Robert and Bonnie (Cleveland) Rhoads. She married Thomas "Tom" L. Lang on March 14, 1970, in Golden, Colorado. Vicki was a 1967 graduate of Deepwater High School. She attended Penn Valley Community College. She had worked as a department manager for Toratel Products in Grandview from 1971 until 1992. She worked for Sears from 1993 until 1999. Vicki was preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by her husband Tom of the home; one brother C. L. Rhoads and his wife Cindy, Clinton; two sisters, Kay Hart and her husband Bill, Clinton, and Beverly Fuller and her husband Todd, Dodge City, Kansas, and numerous nieces and nephews.

LANG, William H.
1915-2001
White Oak Cemetery, Walker Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Daily Democrat, Dec 4 2001 - William H. Lang, son of William Clifford and Mary (Vantervanter) Lang, was born January 9, 1915, in Cedar County and died at the Golden Valley Hospital, Clinton, on November 19, 2001 at the age of 86 years. Bill was a World War II veteran, serving in the United States Navy. He was a millwright for Chicago Great Western Railroad and later worked for the Meredith Corporation in Des Moines, Iowa. He was a member of the Clinton Christian Church and the Clinton Senior Center. He is survived by his wife, Clella Lang, of the home; one daughter, Sharon Kay Dorham, Clinton; one brother, Alfred Lang, Kansas City; two grandsons and one great-grandson. Funeral services were held at the Vansant-Mills Chapel on Wednesday, November 21. Burial was in the White Oak Cemetery, Urich.

LANGFORD, Charles W.
1881-1927
Englewood Cemetery (L), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Charles W. Langford died at his home on East Ohio street at 7:15 a.m. Thursday, April 7, 1927, with poisoning that resulted from influenza. He had suffered an attack of the flu about six weeks previous to his death, got up and able to look after his business when he suffered a relapse, going into acute pleural pneumonia, two weeks before his death. Later the poisoning developed which baffled the skill of the trained nurse and several of the best physicians, including a specialist. Charles Wesley, son of J. A. and C. A. Langford, was born March 11th, 1881, in Ray county, Missouri. The family came to Henry county in the spring of 1891. He was married to Nellie Gilbert, January 19, 1909. Four children were given to this union - Zelona 17, Denver 16, James Henry 11, and Francis 7. His wife departed this life July 31, 1919. He also leaves his father J. A. Langford; two brothers - Elza of Warrensburg; Ora of Leeton; two sisters - Mrs. J. L. Kimes, north of Clinton, and Mrs. Joe Kinyon, West Franklin street, Clinton. His wife died when the youngest son was but six weeks old. He had kept his family together with the help of his daughter Zelona, who has mothered the household since she was but a wee girl herself. Mr. Langford was an exceptionally good business man. During the earlier life was a farmer and stockman, later went into other business and at the time of his death was one of the partners of the L. & H. Chevrolet Co. He provided well for his children in every way. When about 20 years of age he was converted during a revival held by Rev. Van Buskirk at the old Comer church, near Quarles. He was raised in one of those fine Christian homes and his religious training was the best so that when he went to the Northwest he became superintendent of a Sunday School there. He endeavored to always give his children the best possible guidance, saw that they attended Sunday School, and other services of the church. His own life was honorable, wholesome and clean, giving his wife devoted care during her lifetime. He remained true to her until death took him to heaven and to her. All know it was a happy reunion as he ever missed her and thought of her. He left his children a heritage worth while - that of a clean character, one of which they can always be proud. Our hearts go out to these orphaned children, for life will never be the same as if they had been raised in a home of their own. Relatives will do all possible to make up the loss of their parents and the Comforter will in time heal the wounds of grief. All the friends of Charley and his wife will help smooth life's pathway for these children. At present the three older children are with their grandmother Mrs. Henry Gilbert on East Green Street. Francis is with his aunt Mrs. J. L. Kimes near Quarles. The funeral services were conducted at the Presbyterian church Friday morning. Interment in Englewood cemetery.

LANGFORD, Frank Phylip
1895-1967
Cementerio del Saucito, San Luis Potosi, SLP, Mexico
Frank Langford passed away on Tuesday, July 4, 1967, at a local hospital in the state of San Luis Potosi, SLP, Mexico, at the age of 72 years, 6 months, 4 days. He was born January, ca. 1895 [see reference above]. The son of William Perry Langford and Mary Francis Palmer. Brother to Maude Langford, Claude R. Langford, William Perry Langford, Jr., Monta Elizabeth Langford Williamson, Grace Langford Overbey, Stephen (Steve) Marion Langford, and Merle Langford Ewing. He was united in marriage three times during his life. The first marriage was to [?] of Wyoming. This marriage was ended due to death, and not divorce. One child resulted from this marriage, May Nadine Langford. This left Frank a widow. The following marriage was to a Jennie of Mansfield, Tarrant County, Texas. This marriage was terminated by a divorce on behalf of Frank. The third and final marriage Frank had was to a Mexican citizen from San Luis Potosi, SLP, Mexico, Ms. Juana de la Rosa. Frank was a veteran of the first World War (WW I). He enlisted in Buffalo, Wyoming in 1918; he was discharged with the rank of private after having fought overseas. When Frank separated from his second wife in 1954, he contemplated where he would live. He tried Arkansas for a few months, and then went to Laredo, Texas. After a year and a half, he decided to make Laredo his home. During his time in Laredo, Frank would make trips into Mexico. Starting in 1956, Frank began using his 6 month visa to enter Mexico, staying for 6 months, and then returning. This was due to his finding his third wife, Juana, in Laredo. That was in the fall of 1956, and in the spring of '57, Frank Langford, Jr., was born. 5 other children blessed this union. They are, Patricia Langford (August 24, 1959), Pamela Langford (March 14, 1961), Grace Langford (April 11, 1963), Margo Elizabeth Langford (August 7, 1965), and Steve Langford (September 23, 1967). Frank applied for a divorce against Jennie in 1959, it was granted, but his wife appealed. It wasn't until 1960 that a divorce was finally granted to Frank. In 1962, Frank and Juana married in the US. In 1966, Frank and Juana married in Mexico in a traditional Catholic wedding. Frank was a talented painter, writer, builder, and innovator. He is survived by a daughter, May Nadine Langford, of Dallas, Texas. His five children, Patricia and husband Dr. Carlos Hernandez; Aguascalientes, Aguascalientes, Mexico - Pamela; Austin, Texas - Grace; San Antonio, Texas - Margo Elizabeth; Austin, Texas, and Steve Langford and wife, Guadalupe Langford; San Luis Potosi, SLP, Mexico. 11 grandchildren, William (Bill) Frank Patterson and wife Donna Patterson; Dallas, Texas - Betsy Langford; Fort Worth, Texas - Carla Hernandez and husband, Rodrigo Quintero; Queretaro, Queretaro, Mexico - Gabriella Hernandez; Aguascalientes, Aguascalientes, Mexico - Carlos Hernandez, Jr.; Aguascalientes, Aguascalientes, Mexico - Pamela Brenda Villafuerte; Corpus Christi, Texas - Monica Villafuerte Langford; Austin, Texas - Christopher Alexander Perez; Austin, Texas - Samantha Perez; San Antonio, Texas - Alexalis (Sally) Ford and husband, David Ford; Humble, Texas, and Steve Andrew Langford; San Luis Potosi, SLP, Mexico. And one great-grandson, Daniel Len Ford; Humble, Texas.

LANGFORD, Harold Alvin
1912-2001
Englewood Cemetery (L), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, May 15 2001 - Harold Alvin Langford, 89, Sedalia, formerly of Clinton, died Monday, May 14, 2001, at Four Seasons Living Center, in Sedalia. - Clinton Daily Democrat, May 29 2001 - Harold Alvin Langford was born November 6, 1912, at Shawnee Mound, son of Ora and Flossie Langford. He was a 1931 graduate of Shawnee Mound High School. He was a member of the Clinton Presbyterian Church. He married the former Lucille Prussing of Warrensburg in 1936. He worked for Armour Creamery in Clinton and Springfield, Illinois. Moving back to Clinton in 1963 he began working for Clearfield Cheese and worked there until he retired in 1976. He followed his sons through Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts. He was a Boy scout Leader and Khoury League baseball manager while they were in Springfield, Illinois. He was very interested in his children's musical activities and rarely missed any of their performances. He loved all types of sports. He spent a lot of time in his boat, on the lake fishing for crappie. He never lacked for interest after his retirement. He enjoyed preparing the big Thanksgiving dinners. In the fall he spent many hours picking up pecans and getting them ready for the kids. He worked in his garden until health problems forced him to give it up. At that time in 1993, they sold their house and moved to Sedalia to be near daughter, Robin. Preceding him in death were his brother, Lyman Langford, and his two sisters, Mary Chapman and Anna Gray. He leaves behind his wife, Lucille, of the home; two sons, John Langford and wife, Bernadine, Springfield, Illinois, Mark Langford and wife, Sarah, Overland Park, Kansas; one daughter, Robin Wyatte and husband Bill, Sedalia; 10 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Memorial services were held May 16, at the Consalus Chapel, Clinton. Inurnment was in Englewood Cemetery.

LANGFORD, James Marion
1883-1922
Englewood Cemetery (L), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - J. M. Langford died at his home on the corner of Green and Water streets at 9 p.m. Wednesday of last week, after suffering for 16 or 18 months with pernicious anemia. He had been in failing health since being injured in a runaway six years ago and had been to the Mayo Bros.' hospital, at Rochester, Minn., and in a hospital in Kansas City, but his condition did not improve and he came home, gradually growing worse until he was called form this earth and suffering. Mr. Langford was born in Ray County, Mo., 38 years ago the 10th of last July, coming to this county 31 years ago. His home was 4 1/2 miles northeast of Clinton until about a month ago, when he came to town to be nearer a physician. He was a member of the Quarles Baptist church, being converted under the preaching of Rev. J. M. Ramsey, when he was pastor of that church, and he died a Christian, assuring his loved ones that all was well with him. On March 28, 1912, he was united in marriage with Miss Clara Padfield, who survives him, and who gave him the most tender care all during his long illness. He also leaves his father J. A. Langford, two miles east of Shawnee Mound; three brothers and two sisters; Eliza P. Langford, Warrensburg; Charles Wesley Langford near Garland; Ora A. Langford, east of Shawnee Mound; Mrs. Savilla Kinyon, Clinton, and Mrs. Elizabeth Kimes, near Quarles. This bereaved wife and other relatives have the sincere sympathy of their many friends in this time of deep sorrow. Funeral services were conducted at the Clinton Baptist church last Friday, after which the body was interred in Englewood Cemetery.

LANGFORD, Lucille K. PRUSSING
1913-2006
Englewood Cemetery (L), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Lucille Langford, 92, Sedalia, formerly of Clinton, died September 13, 2006 at Fairview Nursing Home. She was born September 29, 1913 on a farm north of Warrensburg, Missouri, daughter of Magnus Julius and Mary Elizabeth Mallett Prussing. She attended elementary school in Warrensburg and graduated from Warrensburg High School in 1931. Lucille attended and graduated from Central Missouri State Teachers College in 1936. After teaching two years, she was united in marriage to Harold A. Langford of Clinton on March 7, 1936. They lived in Springfield, Illinois and Clinton, Missouri until moving to Sedalia in 1993. Lucille was a lifetime member of the Presbyterian Church. She loved music, painting, scrapbooking and reading. Lucille was a devoted mother and grandmother who loved and supported her children and grandchildren in all of their activities. She strived to ensure that each child received a college education, which they accomplished. Lucille was preceded in death on May 14, 2001 by her husband Harold. Survivors include two sons, John Langford and wife, Bernadine of Springfield, Illinois; Mark Langford and wife, Sarah of Overland Park, Kansas; one daughter, Robin Wyatte and husband, Bill of Sedalia; ten grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. A private burial at Englewood Cemetery in Clinton will be held at a later date.

LANGFORD, Nadine WINDES
1915-2006
Englewood Cemetery (L), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Sep 19 2006 - Nadine Langford, 90, of Clinton, died Sunday, September 17, 2006 at Clinton Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center. She was born October 21, 1915, in Van Buren, Missouri, the daughter of Squire Ellis Windes and Alice (Snider) Windes. On September 5, 1934, in Leeton, Missouri, she married Lyman O. Langford. He preceded her in death. Nadine worked as a clerk for the Marshall Field Department Store later becoming a homemaker to raise her children. Nadine was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Mountain Home, Arkansas, and most recently attended Northeast Baptist Church of Clinton. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her daughter, Lorna Villenueve; her parents; two brothers, Lymon and Clay Windes; four sisters, Edna Dusenberry, Ollie Hendrick, Goldie Watson, and Berniece Hutson; and one grandson, Hanz Villenueve. Survivors include three sons, Ron Langford and his wife Carolyn of Bremerton, Washington, L.J. "Butch" Langford and his wife Mary of Clinton, and Larry Langford and his wife Mary Sue of Scottsdale, Arizona; twelve grandchildren; and nineteen great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be Thursday, September 21, 2006 at Bradley & Hadley Funeral Home, Clinton. Private family burial will be at a later date in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

LANGLEY, Georgia Ellen "G.G."
1929-2000
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 3 2000 - Georgia "G.G." Ellen Langley, 70, Appleton City, died Saturday, January 1, 2000, at Research Medical Center, Kansas City. She is survived by several nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral services will be Friday at Hill & Son Funeral Home, Appleton City.

LANGLEY, Suley
n/a-1886
Oak Grove Cemetery, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
The Clinton Eye, Clinton MO - Miss Suley Langly, who formerly resided in the country south-west of Clinton but has been in Ottawa, Kansas for several years, died at her home in that state September 27, 1886 of typhoid fever. Remains were brought here and buried in Oak Grove.

LANHAM, Nellie D.
1904-1999
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Aug 10 1999 - Nellie Lanham, 94, Warsaw, died Tuesday, August 10, 1999, at Warsaw Healthcare Center. Among survivors is her granddaughter, Sherry Mills of LaHabra, California.

LANNING, Alice Lee PLATTER
1935-2014
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Alice L. (Platter) Lanning, 78, Warsaw, died Tuesday, March 4, 2014, at Warsaw Health and Rehabilitation Center, Warsaw. Graveside services will be held Saturday, March 8, at Clinton Memory Gardens, Clinton. Alice was born March 8, 1935, in Cherokee, Iowa, the daughter of Lester and Della (Burk) Platter. She was a life member of the Warsaw American Legion Auxiliary Post 217. Alice loved to bake and cook and enjoyed taking care of her family. She was a loving mother and grandmother. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and brother, Kenneth Platter. Survivors include daughter, Andrea (Johnny) Jones of Warsaw; five grandchildren, Tyler Jones, Christy Graham, Stephanie Worthington, John Jr. and Jessica Jones; five great-grandchildren, Rayden, Hayden, Stephen, Lilly and William, as well as a host of other relatives and friends.

LANPHIER, Nancy Marie HALE
1938-2008
Englewood Cemetery (L), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Feb 13 2008 - Nancy Marie Lanphier was born October 18, 1938, in Independence, Kansas, the daughter of Clarence Eugene and Esther Lorine (Pragman) Hale. She died on January 28, 2008, at Golden Valley Memorial Hospital, Clinton, at the age of 69 years. Nancy was a homemaker. She lived most of her life in the Clinton area. She was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church, Clinton. She is survived by two sons, Douglas Michael Lanphier, Virginia, and Kenneth D. Lanphier, Eunice, New Mexico; one daughter, Lori Sue Arthur, Roswell, New Mexico; one brother Jon Michael Hale of Poinciana, Florida; one sister Donna Owens, Clinton; four grandchildren, Brandon Arthur, Kristy Bell, Danny Lanphier, and one great-grandson Ryan Bell. Funeral services were held at Vansant-Mills Chapel on Thursday, January 31. Interment was in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

LANTZ, Dorothy Irene RUTH
1936-1991
Maple Hill Cemetery, Kansas City, Wyandotte Co, KS
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Dorothy Irene Ruth, the youngest of six children of John Alvin Ruth and Myrtle Marie Bohrn Ruth, was born July 8, 1936, in Polley, Wisconsin, and died at the Liberty Hospital in Liberty on July 8, 1991. She grew to young womanhood in Deepwater, graduating from Deepwater High School in the class of 1956. As a baby she was nicknamed "Tootsie" by her beloved "Poppy" and this name stuck to her throughout her life. She was saved and baptized at the age of 16 years and became a member of the First Baptist Church of Deepwater, later moving her membership to the Lawson Baptist Church in Ray County. In May of 1956, she was united in marriage to Richard Lantz and they made their home in Kansas City for many years. To this union three children were born. A daughter, Penney and twins, Ricky and Debra. She was preceded in death by her parents. John and Myrtle Ruth; two brothers, Leslie and Delbert Ruth. and a sister, Hazel Foster. She is survived by her husband, Richard Lantz; two daughters. Penney McCubbin of Excelsior Springs and Debra Roy of the home; one son, Ricky Lantz of Excelsior Springs; two brothers, Wesley Ruth of Kansas City and John E. Ruth of Steelville; eight grandchildren, many nieces and nephews and a host of friends. She was a homemaker and very gifted at arranging flowers. With her sincere concern for older people, she was a natural to work caring for them in nursing homes and this she did, working at the Kendallwood Trails Nursing Center as long as her health permitted. Tootsie was a person who knew how to have fun and enjoyed life to the fullest. She had a big old heart that reached out and covered all of her family and her friends. She was the first one there to comfort in times of sorrow and the first one there to celebrate in times of happiness. She was a happy-go-lucky person with a contagious smile and always in the mood for having fun. It is hard to think of her without smiling at some joke she had made, or something she had done for a laugh. She wouldn't have wanted people to remember her with long faces. She was a happy person and that is the way she would want to be remembered. Funeral services were conducted at Pritchard Funeral Home in Excelsior Springs on July 11, 1991. Burial was in Maple Hill Cemetery in Kansas City, Kansas.

LARISON, Velma F.
1914-2007
Laurel Oak Cemetery (L), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 15 2007 - Velma F. Larison, 92, Epworth Villa, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, died Monday, January 8, 2007, where she had resided since 1990. She was born October 15, 1914, in Windsor, the daughter of Walter T. Larison and Elsie E. Hewitt Larison. She graduated from Windsor High School in 1933 and worked at the former Windsor International Shoe Factory for several years. She then moved to Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and worked at the Tinker Air Force Base until she retired. She was a member of the St. Luke's United Methodist Church until 1961, transferring to Wickline United Methodist Church in MIdwest City. She lived in Midwest City until moving to Epworth Villa. She was a 50-year member of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority and a member of the Garden Club in Midwest City, Oklahoma. Survivors include two sisters, Doris Whitehair, Houston, and Marge E. Larison, Kansas City; a brother Archie Larison, Osage City, Kansas. She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister Irene Gilmore, and two brothers, Wilbur and Fred Larison. Graveside services will be Tuesday, January 16, at the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

LARSEN, Betty L. EVRARD
1930-2003
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 21 2003 - Betty L. Larsen, 72, Windsor, died Friday evening, January 17, 2003, at her home in Windsor. She was born February 13, 1930, in Bowen, the daughter of Charles M. Evrard and Hazel Demple (Humphrey) Evrard. The family moved to Alpha, Illinois, where she lived until her marriage to Allan Larsen. On March 25, 1978, in Galesburg, Illinois, she married Allan Larsen, who survives of the home. She was a homemaker, housewife and mother. She and her husband moved to Windsor in August 1985. In addition to her husband, she is survived by three sons, Michael Petrovich and wife Jane, Alpha, Illinois, Craig Petrovich and wife Diane, Pinetop, Arizona, Aaron Petrovich, Denver, Colorado; a daughter, Cindy Fowler and husband Bob, Dunwoody, Georgia; six grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; four brothers, Henry Evrard, Kenny Evrard, Bill Evrard and Larry Evrard; two sisters, Joann Evrard and Charlene Evrard. The body will be cremated. There will be no services.

LARSEN, Marilyn Dolores GROFF
1930-2004
Englewood Cemetery (L), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jun 14 2004 - Graveside services for Marilyn Groff Larsen, 74, Omaha, Nebraska, will be held Tuesday, June 15, at Englewood Cemetery, Clinton. She was preceded in death by her parents, Clay and Mary Groff; brother Robert E. Groff. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Janet and Dr. Donald Darst, Omaha; her son and daughter-in-law, Stephen and Amy Larsen, La Quinta, California; her grandchildren, Jeff, Chris, Robert and Elizabeth; her aunt and uncle, Mary Virginia and Joe Pressgrove, Clinton; her aunt, Juanita Parker, Clinton; many friends and former students. Funeral services were Monday, June 14, at Kountze Memorial Lutheran Church in Omaha.

LARSON, Kathryn I. DORRIS
1934-2003
Laurel Oak Cemetery (L), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 22 2003 - Kathryn I. Larson, 69, Windsor, died the morning of Easter Sunday, April 20, 2003, at Golden Valley Hospital in Clinton. She was born February 27, 1934, in Bear Hollow, the daughter of Ray Louis Dorris and Sarah Tennessee (Goff) Dorris. On May 17, 1952, in Eureka Springs, Arkansas, she married Miles Eugene Larson, who died December 13, 1975. She was a homemaker and helped her children in many activities, such as Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, summer camps and cooking school. She attended the New Life Miracle Center until her health failed. Survivors include a son, Dennis A. Larson, Calhoun; four daughters, Peggy Rader, Gilliam, Donna Pilkenton, Windsor, Pamela Guillory, Grandbury, Texas, Penny Steinhour, Beaver City, Nebraska; 20 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren; a brother, Billy J. Dorris, Washburn; two sisters, Lucille Harris, Neosho, and Jeannie Dover, Washburn; numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by her daughter, Deborah Kay Riley; five brothers, T. J., Jim, Raymond, Charles, Leo Clayton, and two sisters, Merlene and Laura Etta. Funeral services will be Wednesday, April 23, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial will be in the Laurel Oak Cemetery.

LARSON, Leona SCHENEWARK
1920-2012
Lincoln Cemetery, Lincoln, Benton Co, MO
Leona Larson, 91, of Windsor, Missouri, died Thursday, March 15, 2012, at the Golden Valley Memorial Hospital, Clinton, Mo. She was born December 26, 1920, in Benton County, near Lincoln, Mo., the daughter of Paul Joseph Schenewark and Ivy (Langston) Schenewark. She was united in marriage to Arthur F. Larson on November 25, 1967, at the First Baptist Church, Windsor by Rev. Melvin M. Hill, Sr. Art preceded her in death on February 24, 1992.. She worked for Bernard Brock, M.D., until the closing of his office. She then worked for Dr. Aaron Mason, D.O., until her retirement. She was a member of the First Baptist Church, Windsor; a life member of the Ernistne-Schumann-Meink Chapter No. 2, D.A.V.; a life member of the former Windsor VFW Auxiliary and a member of Clinton VFW Auxiliary Post #1894. She was also a member of the Windsor American Legion Auxiliary, Post #82; the West Central Missouri Genealogical Society and a life member of the Windsor Historical Society. She is survived by numerous cousins. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; 2 sisters, Naoma Schenewark, Pauline (Schenewark) Wheeler and a brother-in-law, Kenneth Wheeler. Funeral services will be Thursday, March 22, 2012, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial will be in the Lincoln Cemetery, Lincoln, Mo.

LARSON, Mercil "Lyola" MILLER
1927-2004
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Oct 26 2004 - Mercil "Lyola" Larson was born January 28, 1927, in Worland. She married Willis Miller in 1952 and they were divorced in 1973. Children from this marriage are Theresa, Nora and Darrell. She moved to Montana in 1964 and ran the Peat Bar for many years. She married Russell Larsen in 1976. She was preceded in death by her husband Russ; mother Mercil Malatare; brothers Paul York, Donald York, Jack Way and Larry Pickering; sisters Naomi Stone, Cleo Stewart and Donna Hutchinson. She is survived by Teresa Sneva and family of Mesa, Arizona, Nora Dingley and family of Dillion, Montana, and Darrell Miller and family of Lima, Montana; 12 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; sisters, Ramona, Hazel, Pat, Mary Jo, and brother Luthor. A celebration of her life will be held at Peat Bar in Lima Friday, October 15.

LaRUE, Nina E. STEPHENS
1913-abt 1982
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Nina E. LaRue, 69, Windsor, MO, died Friday at the University of Missouri Health Sciences Center, Columbia, MO. She was born April 30, 1913, in Toledo, Ohio, daughter of the late Homer M. and Alta W. Snyder Stephens. She was married Jan 2, 1972, to Raymond LaRue, who survives of the home. She was a member of the Guiding Star Chapter #306 Order of the Eastern Star and the Green Ridge Rebecca Lodge #830. Additional survivors include: two stepsons, Donnie LaRue, Windsor; Harold LaRue, Route 1; and two step-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Monday at the Green Ridge Presbyterian Church. Cremation. - Heck Funeral Home, Green Ridge, MO

LaRUE, Robert Gerald
1923-1998
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Mar 23 1998 - Robert Gerald LaRue, 74, Kaneohe, Hawaii, died March 21, 1998. Burial was in Hawaii. He was the oldest son of Perry L. and Rena Page LaRue. He was born May 17, 1923. He was raised in Lowry City and graduated from high school there in 1941. He retired from the U.S. Air Force. He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, David Wayne in 1991 and Charles Page in 1992. He is survived by his wife, Mildred; two daughters, Patricia (Mrs. Renato) Guasconia and Michelle (Mrs. Robert) Corboy; one granddaughter and one grandson; two sisters, Frances (Mrs. Ray) Robbins of Blue Springs and Geraldine of Lowry City.

LASH, Milton Charles
1892-1961
Westfield Cemetery, Monegaw Twp, St. Clair Co, MO
Urich-Montrose Herald Tidings, Oct 13 1961 - Last rites for Milton Charles Lash, 69, who died Oct. 7 at Coal, were conducted Oct. 9, at Sickman and Dunning Funeral Home. Interment was in Westfield Cemetery near Ohio Post Office. Mr. Lash was born Jan. 2, 1892, at Gresham, Neb., the son of Charles and Lucy Campbell Lash. He lived the greater part of his life in the Montrose and Teays Chapel communities. A number of years ago he retired from farming and had made his home mainly in Clinton until two weeks before his death when he went to the home of Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Harbour at Coal. He had never married. In early days he united with the Teays Chapel Methodist Church. He leaves three brothers, Joe and Harry, Council Bluffs, Ia., Robert, Jamesport, Mo.; a sister, Mrs. Mildred Boyles, Lathrop, a number of other relatives and many friends.

LASISTER, Josephine JENKINS
1915-2004
Mt. Moriah Cemetery, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Nov 24 2004 - Josephine Jenkins Lasister, 89, died Monday, November 22, 2004, at Golden Valley Hospital, Clinton. Funeral services will be Friday, November 26, at Mt. Moriah and Freeman Funeral Home, 10507 Holmes Road, Kansas City, MO. Interment will be in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. Mrs. Lasister was born August 6, 1915, in Kansas City, where she lived until 1978 and then retired to Clinton. She was preceded in death by her husband John "Jack" Lasister, in April 1992. She is survived by daughter, JoAnne Kessell of Huntington Beach, California; son Gary Lasister and wife Lynn, Olathe, Kansas; three grandsons and three great-grandsons; two brothers, Theodore Jenkins of Kingston, Rhode Island and Cecil Jenkins of Belton.

LASITER, Martha M. RHOADES
1849-1932
Montrose Cemetery, Montrose, Deepwater Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Nov 1932 - Mrs. Martha Lasiter Dead - Martha M. Rhoades was born August 26, 1849 near McMinnville, Tenn. Died at her home in Montrose, November 8, 1932. She was the oldest daughter of John and Martha Rhoades. When she was nine years old her mother passed away, and she being the oldest of four children, assumed the role of mother, and performed this duty under most trying circumstances. On August 7, 1863, at the age of 14, she was married to John Lasiter. The ceremony was performed by Caldwell Ritchie, the justice of peace of Quincy, Mo. To this union were born three children, a daughter and two sons. The daughter, Mrs. W. M. Hahn, preceded her in death 31 years ago. The two sons, John A. Lasiter and Wm. Lasiter, of Montrose, are left to mourn the loss of a mother. She also leaves one brother, J. C. Rhoades, of Pawnee, Okla., and three grandchildren, Nina E. Turner, of Woodbine, Iowa, Ora Zey Lasiter, of Kansas City, Mrs. Leota Sheader of Minneapolis, Minn., and seven great grandchildren and a host of friends. She was converted early in life and united with the old Doby Methodist church and lived in this fellowship until the church was discontinued. She then moved her membership to the Cumberland Presbyterian church of Montrose. Many were the kind deeds of mercy performed by this energetic woman. The night was never too dark to go where duty called. She was devoted to her family, and was willing to sacrifice anything for their comfort and pleasure. She spent a busy life and many she find sweet rest. Funeral services were conducted at the home Thursday, November 10, and the remains were tenderly laid to rest in the Montrose cemetery.

LASSWELL, Betty Jo HOLT
1936-2016
Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Fairview Twp, Henry Co, MO
Betty Jo Lasswell was born on Saturday, June 20, 1936, in McKee Township, Sequoyah County, Oklahoma and died suddenly at her home on Saturday, January 9, 2016, at the age of 79 years, 6 months, and 20 days. Betty was born the youngest of seven children to Joseph Newton and Minnie Ellen Towery Holt. She was baptized at the age of fifteen in 1951 at the First Christian Church in Sallisaw, Oklahoma. Betty was the Valedictorian of her Sallisaw High School graduating class of 1954. After graduation she moved from Sallisaw to Deepwater, Missouri, living with her brother, James Holt and family. Betty was employed at the Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Office in Clinton, Missouri. She also worked for over 10 years as a school secretary with Deepwater Public Schools. On July 31, 1955 at the First Christian Church in Deepwater, Betty was united in marriage to the love of her life, Robert Anderson Lasswell of Deepwater. To this union two children were born, Donna Lynn Lasswell and Robert Anderson Lasswell, Jr. Her greatest joys were her family, home, and working together with Bob on the third generation family farm. Betty was dedicated to her faith, being a member of the Deepwater Christian Church for 60 years, serving as treasurer for over 30 of those years. Robert preceded Betty in death in 2001. She leaves to mourn her passing, her beloved family; her daughter, Donna of Springfield, Missouri; her son, Andy and wife Karen, of Deepwater, Missouri; her four grandchildren, Christopher Robert Lasswell and wife Karen, of Montrose, Missouri, Anna Linn Zink and husband Bill, of Clinton, Missouri, April Lynnette Wilson and husband Justin, of Costa Mesa, California, and Adam Joseph Legg and wife Avery, of North Kansas City, Missouri; and six great grandchildren, Madelinn, Payton, Riley, Cale, Ayson, and Finn. She is also survived by a sister, Opal Young and a brother, John Holt both of Sallisaw, Oklahoma; plus a host of other relatives and friends. "Aunt Betty Jo" loved and was especially dear to her nieces and nephews. Funeral Services were January 13, 2016, at Vansant-Mills Funeral Home, Clinton Missouri, followed by Interment in Pleasant Valley Cemetery.

LASSWELL, Elinor June MINKS
1930-1996
Englewood Cemetery (L), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Elinor June Minks Lasswell was born June 1, 1930, in Osage Beach, the daughter of Claude and Estella Zanoster Minks. She died Thursday, October 3, 1996, at her home in Independence, at the age of 66. She lived for a time in Clinton and graduated from Clinton High School. On February 24, 1951, in Bentonville, Arkansas, she was married to John Lasswell. Mrs. Lasswell was a secretary/bookkeeper for a lighting company. She is survived by her husband, John, of the home; four brothers, Donald Minks, Drexel, Bill Minks, Kansas City, Jerry Minks, Holt, and Michael Minks, Independence; two sisters, Patty Minks and Monas Farris, both of Independence; also several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Sharon in 1954, and one sister, Bonnie, in 1936. Funeral services were Saturday, October 5, at the Consalus Chapel, Clinton. Burial was in the Englewood Cemetery.

LASSWELL, Elizabeth May STUDYBAKER
1902-1992
Englewood Cemetery (L), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Elizabeth May Lasswell was born February 20, 1902 to William Clayton and Ida May Moyer Studybaker. She departed this life May 24, 1992 at the Sycamore View nursing center at the age of 90 years, 3 months and 4 days. Elizabeth was born on the family farm one mile southwest of Deepwater, where she lived 62 years of her life. She attended the Deepwater public school, graduating in 1921. At an early age she became a member of the Baptist Church at Deepwater. Her mother was part of the group that organized this church. In 1980, after moving to Clinton, she transferred her membership to the First Baptist Church of Clinton. On October 12, 1924, Elizabeth and Raymon Allen Lasswell were married. They shared the farm place with her parents, caring for them until their death. They continued to farm with their four sons being born and raised at the same home place. During their retirement years Elizabeth and Raymon enjoyed the home they built in the Golden Gate Community. Raymon passed away February 28, 1980, and she moved to Clinton. Elizabeth was a homemaker and a devoted wife and mother. Her greatest joy was the care and well-being of her family. She was a charter member of the Better Homemakers Extension Club of Deepwater. She is survived by her four sons, Kenneth of Clinton, John Allen of Holden, Robert of Deepwater, and Roger of Houston, Tx. Also surviving are five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a five-year-old brother, her parents, a little granddaughter and her husband. Funeral services were Wednesday, May 27, 1992 at Consalus Chapel, Clinton. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery.

LASSWELL, John Allen
1928-2006
Englewood Cemetery (L), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Mar 15 2006 - John Allen Lasswell was born February 16, 1928, and departed this life February 13, 2006, at Golden Valley Hospital. He was the second of four sons born to Raymon Allen and Elizabeth May (Studybaker) Lasswell on the family farm near Deepwater where he grew up. John attended Deepwater School and served in the United States Navy. On February 24, 1951, he was united in marriage to June Minks of Clinton. They were the parents of a daughter, Sharon Kay, who died at the age of 18 months. They spent their married life in the Kansas City and Independence area where John was employed by Service Plus as a specialist in servicing hydraulic equipment. His wife June, preceded him in death on October 3, 1996. John and June greatly enjoyed their many nieces and nephews and showered them with love, gifts and nurturing. All their extended families spent many summer hours with them at their lake home, riding in the boat and on the pontoon. The children were all taught to drive his go-cart. They are fondly remembered as a special aunt and uncle. John was a craftsman and the boat, pontoon and go-cart were just a few of the projects with motors he built during his spare time. Because of declining health, John entered Glendale Gardens in Clinton where he resided for several years. The last two weeks of his life were spent at Clinton Healthcare. Preceding him in death were his infant daughter, his wife, his parents, and brother Robert. He is survived by two brothers, Kenneth Lasswell and Roger Lasswell, both of Clinton; one nephew and four nieces. He also leaves many members of his wife's family. He will be missed. Funeral services were held at the Vansant-Mills Chapel, Clinton, on Friday, February 17. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

LASSWELL, Kenneth Eugene
1925-2007
Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Fairview Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Aug 22 2007 - Kenneth Eugene Lasswell was born on July 30, 1925, to Elizabeth and Raymon Lasswell of Deepwater. He died July 30, 2007, at the Missouri Veterans Home in Warrensburg. He was the oldest of four sons. He grew up on a family dairy farm and the land remains in the family. Mr. Lasswell remembered when the family farm was at risk when the Corps of Engineers was building the Truman Lake Dam. He felt a connection to the farm and community where he grew up. Kenneth graduated from Deepwater High School and then pursued technical training in electronics and radio repair. He always enjoyed learning new information and technology. Kenneth served in the Unite States Navy from September 28, 1943, until March 19, 1946. He was stationed as a Seabee in the Naval Construction Battalion in various islands, including Hawaii. Mr. Lasswell was awarded the Victory Service Medal, American Area Medal and the Asiatic-Pacific Medal. He earned the final rank of Electrician's Mate First Class and this experience led him to further his technical skills. Kenneth married his wife Esther Faye Houtchens, on August 7, 1946. To this union, one daughter was born, Pamela Sue Fisher. He also has one grandchild, Valerie Fisher, and two great-grandchildren, Amarah Marie and Keeley Alexis. After his honorable discharge from the Navy, Kenneth pursued his education and worked as a specialized technician. He worked for over 50 years in radio, television and computer repair. He owned and operated Truman Lake Computers and R&L Radio and TV and the taught himself to write programs. His business served the surrounding community. He was responsible for initiating mobile phones in the Golden Valley area. He taught himself how to wire and wired two homes. He retired in 1985 and continued to pursue his hobbies and interests of ham radio, photography and fishing. He was also learning to play an organ. Kenneth was a 32nd degree Mason, past American Legion Commander in Clinton, member of VFW and Eagles. He was Citizen of the Year for the Deepwater Labor & Harvest Picnic. He also was a grand marshal of the Deepwater Labor Day Harvest Picnic. Kenneth is survived by his daughter Pamela Fisher, Higginsville; one brother Roger Lasswell of Clinton; one sister-in-law Betty Lasswell of Deepwater; one granddaughter Valerie Fisher, and two great-grandchildren, Amarah Marie Johnson and Keeley Alexis Grass. Services for Kenneth were August 2, 2007, at Vansant-Mills Chapel. Burial was in Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Deepwater.

LASSWELL, Robert Anderson Sr.
1932-2001
Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Fairview Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Daily Democrat, Mar 12 2001 - Robert Anderson Lasswell was born May 22, 1932, at Deepwater, and died February 23, 2001, at the age of 68. He was the third son to Raymon Allen and Elizabeth May Studybaker Lasswell, at the same homesite where he died. He attended Deepwater School, graduating with the Class of 1950. In January 1951 he joined the U.S. Navy, serving in the Korean Conflict. After his discharge in November 1954 he returned to Deepwater to work with his father on the Lasswell Dairy. On July 31, 1955, he married Betty Jo Holt of Sallisaw, Oklahoma, at the First Christian Church in Deepwater. To this union two children were born, Donna Lynn Lasswell Legg and Robert Anderson Lasswell, Jr. In 1963 Robert joined the Local Union IBEW 124 in Kansas City, retiring from the electrical trade in 1994. He was a member of the American Legion Post in Clinton. Robert was a friendly person and everyone who knew him knew of the love he had for his land which had been owned by his grandparents and his parents before him. His great joy was his home and family and being able to work with his wife, Betty, and son, Andy, in continuing the farming operation where he had spent all his life. They were blessed to continue this labor of love until his sudden death on Friday. He leaves to mourn his passing, his beloved family, his wife of 45 years, Betty; his daughter, Donna, and husband, Tom, of Springfield; his son, Andy, and wife, Karen, of Deepwater; his four grandchildren, Christopher Robert Lasswell and wife, Karen, Montrose, Anna Linn Lasswell and her fiance, Joey Wilson, Clinton, and April Lynnette and Adam Joseph Legg, Springfield; his three brothers, Kenneth, John Allen and Roger, Clinton; plus a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held at the Vansant-Mills Chapel on Monday, February 26. Burial was in the Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Deepwater.

LAUCK, Ethel Ellen JACKSON
1901-1992
Pleasanton Cemetery, Pleasanton, Linn Co, KS
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Ethel Ellen Jackson Lauck was the youngest child of Wallace H. Jackson and Olive Stringer Jackson. She was born September 19, 1901 near Pleasanton, Ks. Ethel received her schooling in rural Linn County. On October 30, 1917, she married Harry Lauck, to them one daughter, Letha Olive, was born. As a young woman she loved to work with her father on the farm doing much of the manual labor herself, She cared for her parents until their deaths in the early forties. She lived her entire life in and near Pleasanton, moving from the farm into Pleasanton in 1945. She then began working as a telephone operator for the Pleasanton Telephone Company and later the Craw-Kan Telephone Company, retiring in 1971 after 26 years of devoted service. Ethel was a member of the United Methodist Church of Pleasanton, serving as the financial secretary for many years. Her grandchildren and great-grandsons were the delight of her life bringing her countless happy memories in her later years. She was affectionately called "Gram" by her family. In her later years, she was able to stay in her home after her health began to fail due to the special love and care of her grandson, Kenton. In 1984 she moved to Clinton to be cared for by her loving daughter and husband. Through Ethel's personal relationship with her Lord and Savior she was able to share her love with her family: her daughter Olive, her son-in-law Pat, her grandchildren Kenton, Mary Lynn. Kathi and Rocky, and her great-grandsons Jason and Lance. Ethel was preceded in death by her parents, her brother Charlie Jackson, and her sisters Bertha Jackson and Maude Livingston. The family is thankful that her suffering has ended and that she has been reunited with her Savior and loved ones. Funeral services were Tuesday, October 27, 1992 in the United Methodist Church in Pleasanton, Ks. Burial was in Pleasanton Cemetery, Pleasanton, Ks.

LAUDERDALE, Nathan George
1934-2010
Hickory Grove Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Nathan George Lauderdale was born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma on February 11, 1934, died June 5, 2010 of heart failure in Kansas City, MO. Parents John Arthur and Ollice Marie Wall Lauderdale were descendants of the Trail of Tears wagon masters as well as descendants of the Oklahoma Land Rush. Nathan is descended from the 5th Duke of Lauderdale; Lauders are affiliated with the Scottish Clan Maitland. Grandfather Wall taught Indian schools at Ft. Sill and Talequah and was an early Mason (AF&AM). Ft. Lauderdale, Florida was named for an early American Army officer of the family. When young, Nate and his brother John were De Molay. Nate was a proud graduate of the Class of 1952 Will Rogers High School in Tulsa, OK. While there, he was an ace baseball pitcher for the Ropers. He earned his Bachelor's of Business Administration from the University of Tulsa in 1956. Nathan’s family was associated with oil and gas companies, so after some time with American Airlines and as a National Guardsman, he joined his brother in Liberal, Kansas working 27 years for Panhandle Eastern Pipeline Company. By the 1960's he was in Kansas City, Missouri as Manager of Cost Accounting for the Underground Storage Department. Nathan and his mother toured Europe in the 1960's. He met Barbara Ann Bailey, also in Senior Accounting in Comptrollers Division of Panhandle. They were married June 19, 1971 at St. Bonfils Chapel on the Plaza and honeymooned in Hawaii. After his first heart attack in 1986, Nathan never complained and followed his walking program religiously. He bore his many hospital visits well with Barbara by his side. Both retired from the Kansas City office of Panhandle to their home in Prairie Village and never tired of traveling across the United States. Their travels often included their parents. Nathan was an excellent photographer. He and Barbara were avid collectors of art, music and Hallmark. He supported Barbara in her many flower organizations and in her Flower Show judging duties. Nathan leaves wife Barbara Bailey Lauderdale; brother, John Arthur Lauderdale, Jr. and wife Helen McBride Lauderdale, Lubbock, TX; dear friends Nancy and Michael Locke, Columbia, MO; nieces Leslie Lauderdale, Chicago and Lindy Lauderdale, Lubbock; nephew, John Arthur Lauderdale, III (Jay) and wife Jacqueline Pratt Lauderdale, Fort Worth; great nieces and nephews, John Arthur Lauderdale IV (Johnny) of Tulsa, Jamie Elise Lauderdale of Columbia, MO and Landon Alexander Lauderdale of Lubbock; mother-in-law Mildred Clark Bailey, Clinton, MO; brother-in-law William Bailey and wife Judy Meek Bailey, Clinton, MO; nieces Pamela Palash, Houston, TX, and Brenda Bailey, Columbia, MO; nephew Rodney Bailey and wife Sue Bailey, Basehor, KS; Bailey great nieces and nephews; and numerous close Bailey cousins and friends. Funeral Services will be Jun 10, 2010 with burial to follow at Hickory Grove Cemetery, Tebo Township.

LAUGHLIN, Margaret PARKER
1854-1932
Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Springfield Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Margaret Laughlin nee Parker, daughter of Alvin and Amelia Parker, was born near Roseland, Mo., November 8th, 1854, and died November 28 1932, aged 78 years, 20 days. Her parents died when she was about six years old, leaving one brother, Willis, who lives in Clinton; one sister, Angeline, who married Frank Pridgen, but died some years ago. After the death of her parents, Grandma Collins took Margaret and Willis and gave them a good home. The other one was taken by Aunt Nancy Briggs. They were all cared for in these homes until they were married and had homes of their own. Margaret married Anda Laughlin. Eight children were given to then - five girls and three boys; Jimmie, Jewell and Andrew, who were killed; the girls, Lela, Anna, Ethel, Gloria and Ruby all have homes of their own. She leaves nine grandchildren and one great granddaughter. In early life she sought and found Jesus as her Savior and later united with the Baptist church at Mt. Olivet. Her church relation at the time of her death was in the Baptist Church at Spring Grove, Benton County, Missouri. She loved her church, attended all the services whenever she could. After her husband died, she kept the little family together, raised them to be honest and virtuous, took them to church and Sunday school. She was true to her children, her church and her Lord, and yet she had trouble all thru life; first being left an orphan in a cold world, left a widow, losing a dear boy after he was grown, and being afflicted with bodily infirmities so much; yet through it all with her Saviour she was more than conqueror. Her body was taken to the Mt. Olivet church and by her special request, Rev. Billy Briggs preached the sermon from the words: "Man dieth and wasteth away and where is he." The good choir of Windsor Baptist church sang beautifully, after which the body was laid way beside the husband.

LAUVER, Walter "Bill"
abt 1912-1993
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Walter "Bill" Lauver, 81, south Kansas City, died Sunday, March 7, 1993. He was the father of Anna Kirk of Urich. He was a grave digger and a backhoe operator for Memorial Park and Green Lawn cemeteries. He was a native of Pennsylvania. Services will be Wednesday at the Park Lawn Chapel.

LAW, Ada Agnes JACH
1905-2001
Laurel Oak Cemetery (L), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Daily Democrat, Jan 15 2001 - Ada Agnes Law, 94, Kansas City, formerly of Windsor, died Saturday, January 13, 2001, at the New Mark Care Center in Kansas City. She was born August 1, 1905, in Henry County, near Windsor, the daughter of Benjamin Franklin Jach and Maggie (Nave) Jach. On April 14, 1928, in Windsor, she married Roy Frederick Law, who preceded her in death May 16, 1974. Mrs. Law co-owned and operated, with her husband, the Law Produce Company in Windsor, from 1949 to 1967, buying and selling farm produce such as poultry, eggs, cream and wheat. She was a member of the First Baptist Church, Windsor. Survivors include a son, Bobby Law, Gladstone; three grandchildren, William, Suzanne and Kathleen; five great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Graveside funeral services will be Tuesday, at the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

LAWLER, Amanda WEST
1855-1938
Englewood Cemetery (L), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Eye - Mrs. Amanda Lawler Passes - Mrs. Amanda Lawler, one of the finest, most lovable characters in Clinton came to the end of a long, beautiful life at 4:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 5, at the Bennett home, 316 South Third street, where she had made her home for many years. Strength had gradually failed as the years had multiplied. Strengthened by firm Baptist belief and the love of considerate kinspeople who had sheltered her when her own home was broken by death, she turned her face to the sunset with glory and beauty reflected there. Amanda West was born December 31, 1955, on a farm near Sedalia. When she was ten years old her father died and she made her home with J. W. Bennett, her uncle, and his family, on his farm near Sedalia. She shared their fortunes, moving with them to Cooper county, near Boonville, then to 10 miles east of Clinton, where they farmed. In 1883 Mr. Bennett moved his family to Clinton, as he was to carry the mail from Clinton to Warrensburg. The year following, they moved to the present home on South Third Street. In 1888 Mrs. Amanda was married to Daniel Evan Lawler, son of Rev. Billy Lawler, Baptist preacher and minister of great importance in early Henry County history. Only one child, a little girl, who died at birth, was given them. They lived on the Lawler farm, near Hortense, until his death, 27 years ago. She again became a member of the Bennett household and following Mrs. Bennett's death in 1914, she became a mother to the family, loving, cherishing, watching, protecting them and guiding their footsteps with truly maternal affection and concern, and they returned her love in kindness. A remarkable thing about Mrs. Lawler was that she never seemed to grow old. She never talked or dwelt on the pat, but was always interested in the future and in the children of the family. She loved to ride, seldom missing a day's drive, and never tired of the long auto trips they made to Florida, California, Washington and elsewhere. In 1936 she went to Los Angeles with the Bennetts, where she spent the year. Her cheer was never failing, her disposition, happy and lovable. All characteristics she engendered in those about her. As she has passed on to realms of light, a bright, shining figure, so she remains in memory - glorified, reflecting the spirit of her Savior. Clean, neat, a diminutive person, yet of controlling force and foresight, she lived surrounded by love, useful, capable, full days, now crowned by the perfect reward. Services were held Friday at Consalus & Peck Chapel. Burial at Englewood. Mrs. Lawler is survived by her cousins with whom she made her home for many years, Miss Mutie, Martin and Alphonso Bennett, Mrs. Daniel O'Byrne, Mrs. Mary Jenkins, Misses Elaine and Frances May Jenkins of Clinton, a niece, Miss Rae Masapuse of Kansas City, who lived with her aunt, Mrs. Lawler, when a child, and two other cousins, Mrs. Murray Galloway of Los Angeles, and James O'Byrne of Enid, Okla.

LAWLER, Amelia Ann "Millie" MOLDER
1822-1902
Good Hope Cemetery, Bethlehem Twp, Henry Co, MO
Hortense, Henry County, Missouri, Jun 7 1902 - On the morning of June 2, about ten o'clock, another home was mantled in gloom and sorrow for the angel of death beckoned and the spirit of Mrs. Millie Lawler, wife of the Rev. W. B. Lawler, winged its flight to the God who gave it and stilled forever the voice of one so loved. Mrs. Lawler was born in Tennessee June 8, 1822 and died of apoplexy. She was sick five weeks. She was married to W. B. Lawler in 1843 and they had nine children, seven living, six boys and one girl. The funeral at Good Hope Church was attended by an immense crowd. For more than 15 years, she was blind, being deprived of the privilege of looking into the faces of her dear ones, yet she was cheerful under her affliction.

LAWLER, Anna E. ANDERSON
1847-1933
Clinton Eye - Mrs. John Lawler died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Sam Goit, Wheatland, Wyoming, Thursday of last week. Anna E. Anderson was born at Lynchburg, Va., August 8, 1847, and came with her parents to Missouri when she was about ten years old. The most of her life was spent in Henry county. Here she was married October 6, 1867, to John Lawler, and she and her husband made their home in the Bethlehem community for many years. Both belonged to the Bethlehem Baptist church, and Mrs. Lawler had united with it 60 years ago. She was a faithful attendant, and was true to the precepts of its teachings all through life. At the time of her death she was a member of the First Baptist Church at Wheatland. Mrs. Lawler was a splendid type of womanhood, well versed in the art of making a home, and being a neighbor in every sense of the word. For about eight years, she and Mr. Lawler lived west of Clinton on a farm, also lived with their daughter, Mrs. Barber, on North Main street, for some time. In this neighborhood, as in the Bethlehem community, whey were highly-esteemed. A few years ago they went to live with their daughter in Wheatland, Wyo. Mrs. Lawler was very plain spoken and her witty sayings and definite expressions gained and held for her a multitude of friends. The fact that she has lived more than four score years is evident that in her life were sterling qualities that were not only worth while to mankind but approved of by our Heavenly Father. She was prepared to meet her Master in judgment. Many times she has conversed with her pastor relatively to her home going and assured us that she was ready and waiting to go when He should call for her. One of her desires was that she might not have to linger in sickness but that death might come suddenly and it was given her in that after she ate her breakfast, then complained some of feeling ill and went and lay down upon the bed for a time, but complained that she could not breathe good while lying down and arose. In a little while her daughter went into her room and found her standing at the foot of the bed showing signs of being worse and with the help of Mr. Lawler she was placed upon the bed where she died without a struggle in a few minutes. Thus closed the pages of an active life on earth. Hushed is the voice of a loving mother. Cold is the heart that has been warm and devoted to her husband these 66 years. In addition to her husband, Mrs. Lawler leaves the following children: Ira Lawler, west of Clinton eight miles; J. W. Lawler and Mrs. Sam Weakley, Amsterdam, Mo.; Mrs. Sam Goit and Mrs. Edna Epperly, Wheatland, Wyo. Another daughter, Mrs. Charles East, passed away four years ago. There are 16 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Sunday afternoon at Wheatland Baptist church and burial was in a Wheatland cemetery. Ira and J. W. Lawler drove to Wheatland to be present at their mother's funeral.

LAWLER, Arline
abt 1918-2003
Osceola Cemetery, Osceola, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 17 2003 - Arline Lawler, 85, Liberty, a retired teacher, died Wednesday, April 16, 2003, at White Oak Nursing Home, Liberty. Graveside services will be Friday, April 18, at Osceola Cemetery.

LAWLER, Benjamin Franklin Rev.
1834-1925
Osceola Cemetery, Osceola, St. Clair Co, MO
Clinton Eye - Rev. Frank Lawler was found dead in his bed at the Vannice Hotel, of Osceola, where he made his home, Friday morning of last week. He had been in his apparent good health and had made no complaint. However he must have realized the approach of the last journey for about two months before he had selected his coffin and made complete arrangement for the funeral, and left his earthly affairs in careful order. Nobody was ever more ready for the heavenly call than he. He would have been 92 years old had he lived until this coming January 31st. At the age of 20 he entered the Baptist ministry and since that time for nearly 72 years has proclaimed the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ, weeping with those who wept, rejoicing with those who rejoiced and admonishing all of the penalties of sin. There has never been a sweeter or more wonderful life of ministry than his. There may have been more noted preachers, but never a greater minister. His prayer life had so filled his heart with the divine spark, and he loved suffering and sinning humanity so much that the results of his labors are endless. Other business and professions can be estimated in dollars but that of a true minister of the Lord Jesus Christ is invaluable through all time to come. He leaves a priceless heritage not only to his children, to to everyone who knew him. By his rare loveliness of character and his Christ like spirit he made life more worth while for everyone with whom he came in contact. He preached not for money, but for the love of god. He fearlessly faced any storm to minister to those who needed his kindly counsel. He preached God's great truths from the pulpits through all these years, his last pastorate being with the Osceola church, resigning only because it required a young man to keep up the pastoral work. He was not only a preacher, but a singer and poet. He had a voice of wondrous charm, which he used on all occasions for the glory of God. His poetry and songs were the same. Never was a religious gathering complete which he attended until they heard a solo from "Uncle" Frank. St. Clair and Henry counties have been wondrously blessed by having him with us. He was twice married, both wives having gone to heaven. All of his children were here for the funeral. They were: Frank and William Lawler, Long Beach, Calif.; Mrs. Fannie Jones and daughter, Mrs. Lewis, of Nebraska; Mrs. Lulu Reddick, Toronto, Canada. The funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at the Baptist church in Osceola, which would not hold the vast crowd of friends and relatives, who came from far and near. Rev. Bayne, was assisted by three visiting Baptist ministers. The music was beautiful and some of his songs were sung and his poems were read. There was a wealth of flowers in tribute to the departed. He was a Master Mason and a Masonic brother from Kansas City, was present, who conducted the graveside service, as it was thought Rev. Lawler was the oldest Mason in Missouri. The coffin was opened at the grave and the school chidlren, whom he so loved and their teachers went to the cemetery, where they took the last look at the kindly face, which they loved. Those who attended the funeral from Henry county were: Dr. and Mrs. W. T. Jennings, Arthur Highnote and wife, Floyd Sperry and wife, Mrs. Julia Barber, Merle Barber, John lawler, Wheatland, Wyo.; Ira Lawler and wife, Misses Mutie Bennett, Iva and Georgia Kitchen, Mrs. Evan Lawler, Judge Calvird, Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Lawler, Bob Lawler, Mr. Griffin, Walter and William Lawler and wives, and others, whose names the Eye did not learn. (Note: Rev. B. F. Lawler - b: Jan 31 1834 - d: Oct 23 1925, buried Osceola Cemetery, Osceola, St. Clair County, Missouri)

LAWLER, Berry Eldon
1923-1992
Englewood Cemetery (L), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Eldon Lawler, 68, route three, Clinton, died Sunday evening, April 5, 1992, at his home. - Berry Eldon Lawler was born July 25, 1923 on the home place near Coal, the son of Berry Logan Lawler and Dilla Mae Orton Lawler. He departed this life April 5, 1992 at the age of 68 years, 8 months and 11 days. He lived most of his life on the home place near Coal. On July 23, 1949, Eldon married Betty Jo Kimzey in Clinton. Eldon was a member of Tebo Baptist Chruch. He was a member of the Leesville School Board, and MFA Board of Directors for many years. He was the president of the Good Hope Cemetery Association, to which he donated a lot of time and effort. Eldon was a World War II veteran, receiving an honorable discharge in 1946. He always enjoyed his grandchildren and family. He was a life-long farmer and cattleman and always looked forward to the arrival of new calves in the spring. He was preceded in death by two baby daughters, his parents, and his step-father, William F. Decker. Survivors are his wife Betty Jo; three sons, Dale Eldon and wife Edith of Clinton; Gary Alan and wife Tammy of Warsaw, William Edward and wife Norma Jean of Clinton; two daughters, Mona Faye of Clinton and Tina Marie Colby of Lowry City; seven grandsons, four granddaughters, one brother, Calvin Lawler and wife Pauline of Raytown; several nieces, nephews, cousins and four aunts, Tracy Lawler of Clinton, Dorothy Parks of rural Clinton, Effie Gray of Chillicothe, and Ettie Orton of Eaton, Colorado. The following is a tribute to "Our Grandpa": Eldon Lawler was my grandfather, but I think I speak for the whole family when I say that his death came as a great shock. It affected us all, some more than others, but we all experienced the loss of one greatly loved and a terrible sense Grandpa was a good man, never afraid to do an honest day's work, and always willing to help a friend. He loved his family and we loved him. I'm proud to say that I don't know one person who disliked my grandfather. At a time like this, grief is easy and words are hard, but I think that instead of lingering over the thought of his death, we should always remember him as he was in life, full of love, always there when you needed him. Somehow, I know that's what he would want. Grandpa, you'll always be the Wind Beneath My Wings. We love you, Grandpa! - Your granddaughter, Joy Lawler. Funeral services were held Wednesday, April 8, 1992 at Consalus Chapel, Clinton. Burial in Englewood Cemetery.

LAWLER, Charles William
1874-1938
Englewood Cemetery (L), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Eye - Charlie Lawler Dies - C. W. Lawler, who had been a sufferer at the state hospital, Nevada, the past several months, passed away while asleep about noon Tuesday, Aug. 2. His wife had been to see him Friday, when he was in a practical state of coma but the next day he recognized her and talked briefly, then fell to sleep from which he never fully rallied. Charlie Lawler as he was known in Clinton, was for years associated with the city, serving it as fire chief four years; as street commissioner five years; sexton at the cemetery four years, and drove a truck for various work many other years. He was a good worker, unwilling to surrender to illness or failing strength even when he had to hold on to the furniture to assist him about his home. Charles William Lawler was born December 8, 1874, near Hortense, the son of William and Amanda Ritchey Lawler, well known natives of Henry county. He grew up on the farm of his parents, learning the secrets of the soil early in life and April 3, 1901, went to the home of his grandfather, "Uncle Billy" Lawler, pioneer Baptist preacher of the county, and took Miss Lizzie Johnson as his bride. Directly following the service they came to Clinton where they had furnished rooms over the Russell Clothing store on the east side of the square. One son, Charles Lester, was born to them, who has been employed at Nevada the past months. Mr. Lawler had various homes in Clinton and for some years lived just out of town on the cemetery road where he improved a modern small farm, erecting all the buildings, and had a large flock of chickens. He always had a fine garden and took great interest in his yard and flowers, having a natural love of the soil and knowledge of growing things, and never tiring in industry. He had been ill about three years, high blood pressure and paralysis, taking its toll of a strong, hardy constitution, and since March 16 had been bedfast. He is survived by his widow who was faithful and gentle in her devotion to her husband and their son, above mentioned. One brother also remains, Alfred Lawler, of Beard, Iowa; two sisters in Kansas.

LAWLER, Chester Earl
1910-1993
Crescent Hill Cemetery, Adrian, Bates Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Chester Earl Lawler, age 83, Holden, passed away Monday, November 1, 1993 at Research Medical Center in Kansas City. He was born January 4, 1910 in Coal, Mo., the son of William B. and Emma Lawler. He married Electa Murray December 22, 1934, in Butler. Mr. Lawler moved to Holden in 1936 from Garden City. He owned and operated the Lawler Oil Company and Service Station in Holden from 1936 to the Late 1970s. Mr. Lawler was a member of the First Baptist Church in Holden. He was a WW II Army veteran. He is survived by his wife, Electa, of the home; one brother, James Lawler, St. Joseph; one sister Gladys Lacy, Columbus, Ks. Funeral services were Thursday, November 4, 1993 at Ben Cast & Son-Wood Funeral Home, Holden. Burial was in the Crescent Hill Cemetery, Adrian.

LAWLER, Clara Margaret YOUNG
1900-1996
Englewood Cemetery (L), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Clara Margaret Young Lawler was born June 28, 1900, in King City, the daughter of Sinnett Madison and Sallie (Ficklin) Young. She died Thursday, April 11, 1996, at Jefferson Health Care Center, Lee's Summit. Clara was married to John Edwin Lawler, who preceded her in death in October of 1976. She was a homemaker and lived in Leeton for 21 years and attended the Harmony Baptist Church. She is survived by two daughters, Eleanor Burt and Marian Frances Ulmer, both of Kansas City; five grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Funeral services were held Saturday, April 13, at the Consalus Chapel, Clinton. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery.

LAWLER, Denver Earl
1920-2001
Clinton Daily Democrat, Aug 21 2001 - Denver Earl Lawler, 80, Clinton, died Saturday, August 18, 2001. Born on December 18, 1920, in Coal, he was the youngest of three children born to Daniel Evan and Sarah Opal (McQueen) Lawler. He graduated from Osceola High School in 1939. A veteran of the United States Army, he served during World War II in the European Theatre. He married Lillie Josephine Loftin on May 31, 1946. A car accident on December 8, 1951, killed his wife and daughter, Jennifer Diane. On January 9, 1953, he married Nadine Hopkins. He retired from the Missouri State Highway Department where he worked in civil engineering. He was a Mason. He was a member of Pentecostal Church of God in Clinton. He was preceded in death by his wife and daughter, Jo and Diane Lawler; his parents, Evan and Opal Lawler; a brother, Dale Lawler; a daughter, Sharon Lawler Roberts, and his wife, Nadine Lawler. He is survived by his sister, LaVerne Sink of Osceola; two sisters-in-law, Arlene Lawler of Liberty and Imo Gene Roberts of Harrisonville, several nieces, nephews and a host of friends. Services were held Tuesday, August 21, at the Sheldon-Goodrich Funeral Home, Osceola.

LAWLER, Elizabeth JOHNSON
1878-1938
Englewood Cemetery (L), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Eye - Mrs. Charlie Lawler Passes - Death closed the eyes and stilled the busy life of Mrs. Charlie Lawler at 6:30 a.m. December 3, at the home of her sister, Mrs. Logan Hostin of Springfield, where she had gone just two weeks before, hoping to find, in treatments offered there, surcease for the grave malady that was slowly sapping her life's strength. After but two treatments, she was not able to take more. Given every loving attention by her sister and family and the kind wife of her only son, Lester, a bride of but four months, who came to help care for her the last week of her life, the slender life thread broke, amid scenes of love and happiness. Elizabeth Johnson was born March 15, 1878, in Audrain County and as a child about four years old she came with her parents, Samuel and Helen Collins Johnson and their other ten children to the old Bose Garth farm east of Clinton, Henry County. She attended Bethlehem School and under the pastorate of Dr. Stewart at the Clinton First Baptist Church, was converted and became a member of the Clinton Church. As ill health, which had gradually made inroads into her strength, took greater toll she often fretted about not being able to go to church and frequently spoke of the hope she had of becoming better and being able once again to go back to the House of the Lord. April 3, 1901, she became the wife of Charles W. Lawler, who had been farming east of Clinton. They came to town to establish their first home and here resided, except for a few years when they lived on a small truck and chicken farm a mile east of Clinton on the Ohio Street road. One son, Lester, was given them, who for the past two years has been working with a transfer and storage company in Nevada, Mo. He and his wife were both in Clinton for the funeral services. Two sisters, Mrs. Hostin, above mentioned, and Mrs. Charlie Corum of northwest of Clinton, and four brothers, Charlie Johnson of Manchester, Iowa; Joe Johnson of Thrush, Fred and Everett of Clinton, survive this loved sister, whose quiet ways and kind spirit made her beloved by all who knew her. She was an immaculate housekeeper and an excellent seamstress, whose gifted fingers made beautiful and artistic handwork and her skill as a cook was known to all her friends. Four months ago Mr. Lawler died and Sunday afternoon she was laid to rest beside him, in Englewood. Pall bearers were all nephews, Wilford Hostin of Springfield, Clifford, Noel, Hugh, Robert and Elvin Johnson of Clinton and vicinity. Mrs. Henry Slack, niece, of near Calhoun, and Mrs. Wilford Hostin of Springfield were among those present.

LAWLER, John T.
1848-1936
Clinton Eye - John T. Lawler Dead - Clinton relatives and friends have received word of the death of John T. Lawler, March 1, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Josie Goit, in Wheatland, Wyo. He had been in declining health for some time, but was bedfast only the last week of his life. Mr. Lawler was born in St. Clair county, Missouri, April 16, 1848, and came to Henry county when he was 20 years old. His father was Rev. W. D. Lawler, a Baptist minister in henry county for many years. Mr. Lawler was united in marriage to Miss Annie Anderson, October 6, 1867, by Rev. Dolbey, a Baptist preacher at Calhoun. The witnesses were Dan Minter, who now lives at Nevada, Mo., and is known to many Henry countians and E. D. Anderson. Mr. and Mrs. Lawler were given six children, as follows: Mrs. Chas. East, who lived east of Clinton before her death in 1930; Ira Lawler, near Clinton; Mrs. Julia Weakly and J. W. Lawler, Amsterdam, Mo.; Mrs. Josie Goit and Mrs. Grover Epperly, Wheatland, Wyo. There are also 16 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren surviving. Mr. Lawler was reared in the Baptist faith, and while yet in his teens accepted Christ as his Savior and united with the Baptist church. During the many years he lived in Henry county he was a faithful and outstanding worker in the Tebo and Good Hope Baptist churches. He was earnest and devout in his belief and lived a consistent Christian life, and excelled as a neighbor. He was a member of the Baptist Church at Wheatland at his death. The major portion of Mr. Lawler's life was spent in Henry county as he farmed east of Clinton in the Coal neighborhood many years. He left the county in the spring of 1917 and went to Wyoming, but he had made frequent trips back to his old home, spending about half of his time here. His wife died April 26, 1933, and he divided his time with his two daughters, Mrs. Epperly and Mrs. Goit, as long as he was in Wheatland. He was buried in Wheatland beside his wife.

LAWLER, Karen Kathleen PHELPS
1947-2004
Englewood Cemetery (L), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Oct 26 2004 - Karen Kathleen Lawler was born August 29, 1947 in Clinton, the daughter of the late James D. and Catherine (Scrogham) Phelps. She was united in marriage to Tommy Lawler February 10, 1968, who survives. She died Friday, October 8, 2004, at St. Luke's Medical Center in Kansas City. In addition to her husband, survivors include her sons, Michael Lawler and his wife Robin, Nixa, and James Lawler and his wife Darcy, Roeland Park, Kansas; her brother, Gary Phelps of Harrisonville; her sisters Vicki Caldwell of Girard, Kansas, and Pam Lewis, Rawlins, Wyoming; her grandchildren, Evan and Alli, plus nieces and nephews, and her granddogs, Carter and Cinnamon. Karen's parents and one brother Duane Dee Phelps, preceded her in death. Karen was a homemaker and enjoyed photography, especially those of high school sports and her family. She was an active member of the Assembly of God Church in Clinton where she devoted her time to the church nursery. She was also a member of "The Committee". Funeral services were held Wednesday, October 13, at First Assembly of God Church in Clinton. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery.

LAWLER, Mattie Douglas MERIDETH
1867-1939
Englewood Cemetery (L), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Eye - Mrs. Mattie Lawler Dies - Mrs. Mattie D. Lawler, a loved and respected resident of Henry County since the turn of the century, died at her home two miles northeast of Coal at 9:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 12, 1939. She had been ill since October, with a bowel trouble that hastened the end. Mattie Douglas Meredith was born Oct. 2, 1867, in Pettis County. She lived for a time in St.. Clair County, where she met and married her husband, B. Frank Lawler, and together they came to Henry County in 1910, to the Coal neighborhood, having lived on the same farm 29 years. Mr. Lawler died in 1932. A Baptist since childhood, this good woman was a credit to her kind and her life praised her Maker in thought and deed. All that can be said of her in tribute has its foundation in truth. The devotion of her daughter was one of the most beautiful relations of her life, and the care Miss Opal gave her mother, never leaving her bedside, soothed with gentleness and love, her last days on earth. Surviving Mrs. Lawler are her daughter, Miss Opal, above mentioned of the home; three sons, Evan of Vista, Claude of Atlantic, Iowa, and Auburn, of near Bethlehem, and one brother, Dee Meredith, in Erie, Kans. Funeral services were conducted at Good Hope Tuesday, burial was in Englewood. Present for the services from out of town were: Mr. and Mrs. Ben Proctor and Mrs. Lillie Miller of Erie, Kans.; Mrs. Leonard Harris and son, Arlie Meredith, of Osceola; Mr. and Mrs. Lee Meredith of Appleton City.

LAWLER, Nadene L.
abt 1927-1999
Osceola Cemetery, Osceola, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton, MO, Nov 8 1999 - Nadene L. Lawler, 72, Clinton, died Sunday, November 7, 1999, at Golden Valley Hospital, Clinton. She was a retired nurse. Funeral services will be Wednesday, 10 a.m., at Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel in Osceola, with burial in Osceola Cemetery.

LAWLER, Tracy Evelyn ORTON
1913-2001
Englewood Cemetery (L), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Daily Democrat, Aug 28 2001 - Tracy Evelyn (Orton) Lawler was born December 23, 1913, in Coal (southeast of Clinton) and died August 15, 2001, at the age of 87, in St. Luke's Hospital in Kansas City. Tracy was the fifth of seven children born to Arthur Warren Orton and Samantha (Lowderman) Orton. She was a nurse at Clinton General Hospital until marrying Arthur J. Lawler on July 31, 1948. They made their home in Clinton and then in Lowry City for 18 years before returning to Clinton in 1982, where they lived until death. To their union two sons were born, Larry Logan and Robert Louis Lawler. Tracy was saved in a revival meeting at Clinton's New Hope Missionary Baptist Church in May 1955. Later she and Arthur were members of Pleasant Springs Missionary Baptist Church in St. Clair County until their deaths. Tracy was preceded in death by her parents; her two brothers, Louis and Walter Orton; her sisters, Nellie Denny, Della Decker and Effie Gray, and in 1991, her husband, Arthur. Survivors include two sons and their wives, Larry and Sharon Lawler of rural Columbia and Robert and Faith Lawler of Independence; one grandson, Matthew Evan Lawler of Olathe, Kansas; a step-grandson, Stephen wade Terry and step-granddaughter, Sarahanne Terry, both of Independence; one sister and husband, Dorothy and Owen Parks of rural Clinton, and sister-in-law, Ettie Orton of Eaton, Colorado; many nieces and nephews; cousins and numerous other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held August 18 at Consalus Chapel, Clinton. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery.

LAWLER, Walter R.
1882-1936
Englewood Cemetery (L), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Eye - Walter Lawler died at 10:30 a.m. Monday with the most severe type of pneumonia, with which he had suffered about a week before death released him from his sufferings at his home east of Clinton. Everything that could be procured was used to keep the life flame burning, including a special trained nurse from Kansas City, two physicians and an oxygen tent. Mr. Lawler had been in a generally run down condition for some months, and his strength was not sufficient for him to recover when the pneumonia set in. Mr. Lawler, son of James W. and Louisa Kathryn Lawler, was born January 25, 1882, and spent his entire life in this county, with the exception of a few years he lived with his parents in St. Clair county near Lowry City. He was a grandson of Rev. Wm. B. Lawler, pioneer Baptist preacher of Henry county, and from this grandfather was handed down the old heritage of Baptist faith. Mr. Lawler was saved and united with the Good Hope Baptist Church in 1908, and was one of the strongest pillars of this church the remainder of his life. He supported the church not only with his ability and talent but also liberally of his means, and lived his life in such a way that it was an example for all his family and friends to follow. Every church service found Mr. Lawler in attendance if he was at all able, and always sought to follow his Master's teachings and to build His kingdom. In every way, Mr. Lawler was an exemplary man, in business, in home, and in religious affairs. Farming was his occupation and he was successful in this business, providing well for his family. his farm was a well-improved place which he had built up from a small beginning, and all his success was honestly achieved. He was a prominent mule and cattle man, both raising and trading in this stock. Miss Nellie Irene Smith and Walter Lawler were united in marriage June 9, 1909, and their married life had been spent in the eastern part of the county in the Coal community. They were given two daughters, Mildred Irene and Mary Kathryn, both of the home. Besides these daughters who are left to comfort their bereaved mother, one brother, William B. Lawler of Drexel survives Mr. Lawler. A sister and his parents preceded him in death. The funeral was conducted Wednesday at 2 p.m. by Rev. Hugh Sperry of Clinton at the good Hope Baptist church. Rev. Dale Huft, a former pastor of the church who is now in southern Missouri, assisted Rev. Sperry. Burial was in Englewood under the direction of the Wilkinson Funeral Service.

LAWLER, William Barker Rev. "Uncle Billy"
1821-1908
Good Hope Cemetery, Bethlehem Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Nov 21 1908 - Uncle Billy Lawler is dead. The sweet chariot swung low and took him to his to his heavenly home Monday, November 16, 1908; aged 88 years. During the Civil Was, Rev. Lawler went to the homes and sang and prayed with them but such was the spirit of the times, that he was put in prison for doing so, but being released, he continued in the good work. His wife who was blind 20 years, died June 2, 1902. Ten children. The six surviving sons live in the Leesville neighborhood are Evan, John, William, James, Logan, and Robert. There are 31 living grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Rev. B. F. Lawler, pastor of the Baptist Church of Osceola, is a brother of Uncle Billy and Mrs. Elizabeth Boyd also of that place, is a sister, as is Mrs. Sarah Higgins, who lives near Collins. We love to think of Uncle Billy as being welcomed by bright winged angels and surrounded by his friends that have gone before, as he is ushered into the presence of the Lord of Hosts. He was born in North Carolina November 4, 1821. When 6 years old, he went with his parents to East Tennessee, where he was reared and acquired his education, mostly by self application. He was married in Polk County, Tennessee to Miss Amelia Molder. In 1964 they came to St. Clair County and, in 1965, to Henry County, where he bought the farm he lived on at the time of his death. He joined the Missionary Baptist Church in November of 1843 and became a minister in 1862. Since that tine he has acted as pastor of various churches in Tebo Township, obeying literally the command of the Master, who said "Feed My Sheep." There is scarcely an attendant at the baptist Church In Clinton, but who has been at a meeting when Uncle Billy was present and when they went away, they felt they has been nourished spiritually. Funeral at Good Hope, the church was draped in black and the coffin covered with beautiful floral offerings. - January 2, 1909 - Uncle Billy Lawler - Comments by A. C. Avery: Uncle Billy was the great millionary spirit of Tebo association. He would ride horseback through all the surrounding county, holding protracted meetings and organizing new churches and Sunday Schools. His rule was always to be on time at his appointments and never to disappoint a congregation. He was of a nervous temperament, very sympathetic and emotional and sometimes would cry and even shout aloud. At one of our associations, a visiting brother thought he was too ready to weep and said crying was not preaching the Gospel and another replied: "He that goeth forth and weepeth bearing delicious seed shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with him." About the close of the war, before there ever was a church house in Clinton, Dr. P. S. Jennings, of blessed memory, lighted up the brick courthouse with candles and lamps and sent out notice and had proclamation made from the window (as was the custom then) that Brother Lawler would preach. It has been a long time since there had been preaching in Clinton, and a goodly number assembled. His text was from Numbers 32-23 "Be sure your sins will find you out." The sermon was a notable one and delivered with such pathos and power that deep conviction and a profound impression was made on the congregation. He was a sweet singer of The Gospel, of strong child-like faith, and above all, mightily prevailing in prayer. Brother R. Jenkins, coming a stranger from Kentucky, hearing him pray in a protracted meeting for the first time, said. " Surely this man has been with the lord and learned from him." About 35 years ago with this writer, he attended the Southern Baptist Convention in St. Louis and it was a Feast of fat things to his soul. He regarded it as the great trip of his life and never forgot it or tired of rehearsing its incidents. And now he longed to see Jesus! And now Brother Lawler sees his Savior, Jesus, as he is, and is like him forever more.

LAWRENCE, Carrie Ann EBERTING
1891-1925
Englewood Cemetery (L), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Deepwater World, Deepwater, MO - Carrie Anne Eberting, daughter of Adam and Birdie Eberting, was born at Coal, MO., August 30, 1891. She grew to womanhood in Henry county. Was married to Aaron Lawrence, June 17, 1916. To this union three children were born - Delbert 8, Wilbur 6, and Veda Maxine 4. She was converted and joined the Presbyterian church of Deepwater in 19200, where her membership was at the time of her death, May 29, 1925. She was the twin sister of Clara Eberting Fry, who passed away five years ago. Her death was a shock to her entire family; she had been ailing for about two days, but did not seem to be serious until just a short time before she passed away. All medical aid seemed to be in vain. A scene that would melt the heart was the three little ones asking for their mother. It was the wish of the twin sisters that they might be laid away by each other. She leaves a heart broken companion, three children, her dear mother and father, three brothers, Albert and Harry Eberting of Deepwater, and Ed Eberting of Clinton; four sisters, Mrs. Jim Dore of LaDue; Mrs. Joe Edmonson of Clinton; Mrs. M. S. McMannis of Lawrence, Kans., and Gladys at home. All were present at her burial. She was laid to rest in beautiful Englewood cemetery.

LAWRENCE, Leona
1901-1918
Ladue Cemetery, Davis Twp, Henry Co, MO
The Clinton Eye, Clinton MO, Friday, Jan 17 1919 - GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN - Leona Lawrence, daughter of Andrew and Kate Lawrence, was born in LaDue, Aug. 21, 1901, and died with Influenza Thursday, Dec. 26, 1918, at 12 o'clock. She was laid to rest in the LaDue cemetery Dec. 27th. Deceased was 17 years old. Leona united with the Christian church several years ago and had lived a good christian life. Just before she died she sang a hymn. Oh how sad it is to give up one so young, but let us say to those dear parents and sisters, do not weep for your darling one, for she is asleep in Jesus' arms, and is only waiting for you all to come up higher. She leaves to mourn their loss, father, mother, and 3 sisters - Pauline, a twin sister, at home; Mrs. Sadie Peterson and Mrs. Clara West, both of LaDue.

LAWSON, Bert
d: 1897
Fields Creek Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
The Clinton Eye, Clinton MO, Saturday, Dec 4 1897 - Bert Lawson, who has been running a lunch counter in the Siefried Saloon, died Friday night from an overdose of morphine. Medical aid was called, but he was too far gone, and soon expired. He was about 20 years old. His remains were buried in the Fields Creek Cemetery Sunday afternoon.

LAWSON, Beulah M.
abt 1900-1997
Lowry City Cemetery, Lowry City, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Beulah M. Lawson, 97, of Lowry City, died early Saturday, June 28, 1997, at the Truman Lake Manor in Lowry City. She was born in Osceola. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Lowry City. She lived in Osceola until moving to Idaho in 1936. She moved to Lowry City in 1956. She is survived by two sons, Gene Lawson of Lowry City and Leo Lawson of Chino, California; one daughter, Edna Foote of Mission Hills, California; five grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren, other relatives and friends, and a host of nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be Thursday, July 3, at the First Baptist Church in Lowry city. Burial will be in the Lowry City Cemetery.

LAWSON, H. Gene
abt 1932-2003
Lowry City Cemetery, Lowry City, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Dec 12 2003 - H. Gene Lawson, 71, Lowry City, died Wednesday, December 10, 2003, at Sac-Osage Hospital in Osceola. Funeral services will be Monday, December 16, at Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel in Osceola. Burial will be in Lowry City Cemetery.

LAWSON, Howard
1910-1995
Bethlehem Cemetery, Bethlehem Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Howard Lawson, 85, Lowry City, died Wednesday, September 27, 1995, at the Sac-Osage Hospital in Osceola. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, September 30, at the Consalus Chapel, Clinton. Burial will be in the Bethlehem Cemetery, southeast of Clinton. He was the son of Joseph W. and Lillie Mae (Kaiser) Lawson. He lived in this area for many years. He is survived by his wife Ethel, Butler; three sisters, Jessie Cooper, Clinton, Josephine Hudson, Centralia, and Sylvia Ann Lawler, Yuba City, California, and a nephew, Glen Cooper, Clinton.

LAWSON, John Leslie
1927-1993
Appleton City Cemetery, Appleton City, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - John Leslie Lawson, 65, Montrose, passed away March 20, 1993 at Golden Valley Hospital in Clinton. He was born May 16, 1927 in Appleton City, the son of C. B. and Julia DeWeese Lawson. He was united in marriage to Imojeanne M. Elrod on Feb. 25, 1949 at Trinity United Methodist Church in Appleton City. To this union five children were born. He grew up on the family farm seven miles southwest of Montrose. He was educated in the Oak Grove School and graduated from Appleton City High School in 1945. He then entered the U.S. Navy and returned to farming in the Montrose area after being honorably discharged Aug. 6, 1946. John completed several courses offered by the Henry County University of Missouri Extension. John collected plate block stamps, commemorative post cards and first day cover issue envelopes. He started his collection in 1962 when he began his postal career. Another hobby John enjoyed was square dancing. He was a former member of the Apple Dumplings Square Dance Club of Appleton City, and a member of the Jacks or Better of Clinton. John's postal career began in June 1962 with appointment as a temporary clerk. This appointment was later converted to career clerk. He became Officer in Charge during March of 1970. On January 15, 1971, he was appointed Postmaster by the U.S. Postal Service. At this time he joined the National Association of Postmasters of the United States (NAPUS). After twenty-five years of service he was presented a silver pin and certificate on Sept. 5, 1986. He retired from the U.S. Postal Service Sept. 1, 1989. John then joined the National Association of Retired Federal Employees (NARFE) of Butler. He held the position of Montrose Police Judge, served two terms as Montrose mayor. He has served on the Henry County Extension Council, conducted Civil Defense classes, was active in 4-H, past commander of the American Legion at Appleton City, past president of the Montrose Community Betterment Club, lifetime member of the American Legion at Butler, Adjutant of the V.F.W. Post 8820 of Montrose, involved with the Harry S. Truman Rural Water Supply District since its conception. He was also a past board member of the Montrose Senior Citizen Housing. John was a member of the Walnut Grove Presbyterian Church (USA) at Ballard. He was an active elder of the Walnut Grove Church and a member of the Grand River Parish Council. He was a Lay Preacher of the Grand River Parish for about thirty years. Survivors include his wife Imojeanne of the home; two daughters, Susan Cummings and Patricia Kalwei and her husband Anthony; three sons, J. Steven Lawson, Michael Lawson and Robert Lawson; two grandchildren, Denise Lawson and Daniel Cummings, all of Montrose; five sisters, Helen Romero, Costa Mesa, Ca., Mary Thayer, Mount Vernon, Ind., Mable Brewer, Appleton City, Jeannette Fairburn, Colorado Springs, Co., Louetta Choat, Kowloon, Hong Kong; two brothers, Clyde Lawson of Cornelius, Or., and Robert Lawson of Madrid, Ia.; nieces and nephews and a host of friends. He was preceded in death by his parents. Funeral services were held Monday, March 22, 1993 at Eckhoff-Hill Funeral Home, Appleton City. Burial was in Appleton City Cemetery.

LAWSON, Kenneth G.
1928-2007
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Dec 20 2007 - Kenneth G. Lawson, 79, of rural Windsor, Missouri, died late Tuesday evening, December 18, 2007, at his home. He was born on December 4, 1928, the son of Willis Edward Lawson and Georgia Ola (Scroggins) Lawson. On August 6, 1949, in Harrison Arkansas, he married Freda Lee Dickens, who survives of the home. Mr. Lawson worked at the Springfield News Leader for over 10 years, The Kansas City Star for 6 years and later worked for the Grandview School District for 15 years before his retirement. He raised cattle and loved to coon hunt. Kenneth was also an accomplished coon dog trainer, raising, training and showing several Grand Night Champion dogs. He was a member of the Grace Community Baptist Church, Windsor. In addition to his wife, he is survived by 2 sons, Randall Lee Lawson and his wife Barbara, Windsor, Mo.; Gale Allen Lawson and his wife Gracie, Belton, Mo.; a daughter, Sandra Ferguson and her husband Bill, Walnut Grove, Mo.; 2 brothers, Herbert Lawson, Shawnee Mission, Kansas; Dan Lawson, Independence, Mo.; a sister, Donna Dean, Springfield, Mo.; 2 sister-in-law's, Virginia Lawson, Springfield, Mo.; Brenda Lawson, Pleasant Hope, Mo.; 5 grandchildren, Robert Ferguson, Rhonda Ferguson, Rachel Ferguson, Bryan Lawson and Kayla Lawson; numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by 2 brothers, Alvie Lawson and Loy Lawson and a brother-in-law, Charles Dean. Funeral services will be Friday, December 21, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial will be in the McConnell Cemetery, near Nixa, Mo.

LAWSON, Laura Belle WEST
1864-1955
Ladue Cemetery, Davis Twp, Henry Co, MO
The Clinton Eye, Clinton MO, Thursday, Oct 20 1955 - LADUE RESIDENT DIES AT GENERAL - Funeral services for Mrs. Laura B. Lawson, 91, of LaDue, who died the evening of Oct. 17 at Clinton General Hospital, were conducted Oct 19, at the LaDue Methodist Church. Interment was in the LaDue Cemetery under the direction of Vansant Funeral Home. Laura B. West, the last of a large family of children of Felix and Latisha West, was born Jan. 14, 1864, at Stevensport, Ky. When a small girl she moved with her family to Missouri and they settled near LaDue where she received her schooling and grew to young womanhood. On April 24, 1881, she married John T. Lawson, a railroader, and they made their home in LaDue. Four children blessed this union, three children preceding her in death, Mrs. Fannie Miller, Mrs. Blanche Skaggs, and a child in infancy. She also showered her love and affection equally upon her three stepchildren, two of whom, Mrs. Gertrude Hathaway and James Edgar Lawson, are deceased. After the death of her husband on Aug. 25, 1927, she made her home with her daughter, Mrs. Myrtle Martin in LaDue. She united with the LaDue Christian Church in 1887 and remained a loyal member through the 68 years. Mrs. Lawson had been in ill health for about five months and was hospitalized a number of times. The past month she had been bedfast. Previously she was most active and, possessing an independent nature, she was capable of accomplishing anything she set out to do. Her friends marveled at her ability to handle a scythe or any light tool about the yard or garden. Not long ago, annoyed with a rabbit in her garden, she dispatched him quickly with her rifle, much to the amazement of her neighbors. A great home lover, her family and home were her chief interests. She was neatness personified, consequently looked after her household with meticulous care. Her orderly gardens of vegetables and flowers received the same careful attention. She was a friendly person, much loved and respected in the little town. Survivors are the daughter of the home, Mrs. Myrtle Martin; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Gus McKeaigg, Clinton, Okla.; several grandchildren and step-grandchildren, other relatives and many close friends.

LAWSON, Motor
abt 1921-2005
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Sep 16 2005 - Motor Lawson, 84, Clinton, died at Westwood Nursing Home, Clinton, Thursday, September 15, 2005. The family requested cremation with no services. He was born in Texas. He worked in construction until his retirement. He is survived by one daughter Donna White, Kansas City, and one grandson Dominique Lawson of Clinton.

LAWSON, Sevier
abt 1856-1892
Fields Creek Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Eye, Jan 30 1892 - Died of typhoid pneumonia, Monday morning, S. Lawson, aged 36, of Clinton. Wife and one child to mourn. The remains were buried in Fields Creek cemetery.

LAWSON, W. C.
1827-1892
Fields Creek Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Feb 27 1892 - Died, Feb 18, W. C. Lawson, at the residence of Newt Malone, a son-in-law, two miles east of Hartwell. He had gone out to take care of the sick in Malone's family a few days after the burial of Sevier Lawson, a son, who died on the 25th of January, of typhoid pneumonia, leaving a wife and one child. Shortly after his arrival, he took sick and Dr. Phillips of Garland was called and everything possible done, but to no avail. Born in Middle Tennessee, April 22, 1827; moved to Illinois when quite young, came to Missouri in 1870 and located in Bates county. Nine years ago this spring he came to this county, where he has since lived, on a farm most of the time. His wife died in 1875; six children living, four in Henry and two in Cass. Burial at Fields Creek. - Died, Thursday morning, Feb. 18, W. C. Lawson, at the residence of Newt. Malone, a son-in-law, two miles east of Hartwell. Deceased went out to take care of the sick in Malone's family a few days after the burial of Sevier Lawson, a son, who died on the 25th of January, of typhoid pneumonia, leaving a wife and one child. Shortly after his arrival, he took sick and Dr. Phillips of Garland was called and everything possible was done but he gradually grew worse and then his spirit was called to the mansions above where suffering and sorrow is unknown. Deceased was born in Middle Tennessee, April 22, 1827; moved to Illinois when quite young and came to Missouri, to Bates county, in 1870. Nine years ago this spring he came to this county and has lived on a farm most of the time. In 1875, his wife preceded him to the home above. Six children are living, four in Henry and two in Cass county. Remains buried in Fields Creek cemetery, with nine of the family to sleep that long and peaceful sleep.

LAWTON, Earl Eugene
1930-2004
Rockville Cemetery, Rockville, Bates Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Oct 15 2004 - Earl Eugene Lawton, 74, Rockville, was born June 11, 1930, in Lee's Summit, the son of Harold Donald and Edna (Shields) Lawton, and died at his home Wednesday, October 13, 2004. He was a Navy Veteran, serving from 1948-52. He was a lifetime member of VFW Post #1894 and American Legion Post #14, both of Clinton. On December 9, 1968, he married Lillie Mae Kirk in Deepwater. They lived in Deepwater until moving to Rockville in 2000. He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Jack Lawton and Robert Lawton, and one sister Hattie Harris. He is survived by his wife Lillie, of the home; one daughter Jessica Stover, Rockville; on son Walter Lawton and wife, Deepwater; two granddaughters, Anna Marie and Angela Mae Anderson, Clinton; three sisters, Dorothy Scovill, Raytown, Brenda Canturbury, Holden, Patricia Jenkins, Camdenton; other relatives and many friends. Funeral services will be Sunday, October 17, at Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel, Osceola. Burial will be in Rockville Cemetery.

LAY, Richard John
1959-2011
Richard John Lay, age 52, of Clinton, Missouri passed away Friday, December 16, 2011 at Clinton Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, Clinton, Missouri. Memorial Services will be Thursday, December 22, 2011 at Mt. Calvary Church 208 E. Grandriver, Clinton, MO. Richard was born In Kansas City, Missouri the son of Richard Clark and Billie L. (Walker) Lay. He worked as a laborer. He is survived by his father, Richard C. Lay and one sister, Debra Van Hoecke both of Clinton and one brother, David Lay of Blue Springs, Missouri.

LAYCOCK, Luella
1876-1947
Englewood Cemetery (L), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Wednesday morning, October 8, 1947, at 5:00 o'clock, Miss Luella Laycock, 80 passed away in the home where she was born and had lived all of her life. She and a younger sister, Miss Grace Laycock, 76, had lived together in the old house South of Shawnee Mound, just off the present highway 13, since the death of their parents and other close relatives. With the paving of the highway and the straightening of the road, their home, which was formerly on a sharp turn of the road, was more or less cut off from the world and the two sisters lived in an era of the past Dressed in the clothes of a bygone period, they could be seen often by travelers walking with heads high and an easy graceful swing to the store in Shawnee Mound to make their purchases. Miss Luella had been sick only a few days and her death came as a shock to the younger sister, who not having a car or a telephone started to walk to Clinton to notify Vansants Funeral Home of the death of her sister. Mrs. John Balke, who was passing by, brought her to Clinton and stayed with her until time to go back to her lonely home. Miss Laycock is survived by the one sister and three nieces, one living in Phillipsburg, Kansas, one in Arkansas and Mrs. Garland Albin, formerly Miss Frances Laycock, who lived for a time with her aunts, who sent her to college and after her graduation while she was teaching school for 12 years in the county a later after her marriage, she was ever a source of pleasure to the maiden ladies. She also leaves a nephew in Kansas City. Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon at the graveside in Englewood Cemetery.

LAYMAN, Frank Erhart
1902-1993
Teays Chapel Cemetery, Bear Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Frank Erhart Layman, son of John and Georgia Erhart Layman was born November 17, 1902 in Montrose, and passed away April 8, 1993 at Sierra Vista Health Care Center in Loveland, Colorado. He was a farmer in Missouri and Colorado and later worked for the Lock Joint Pipeline Company in Connecticut and Pennsylvania. He then worked for the Meadow Gold Ice Cream Company in the deep freeze department until his retirement in 1969. He was a member of the Loveland Trinity United Methodist Church and the IOOF Lodge, Loveland. He was preceded in death by his wife, Reba, in 1980, his parents and two brothers, Nick and Joe, and two sisters, Ida Powell and Iva Roberts. He is survived by eight nieces and nephews: Joe Hood, Houston, Tx., Frieda Conrad, Billings, Montana, John Layman, Little Rock, Arkansas, Margerite Woolsey, Keithville, Louisiana, Arlene Hannah, Highland, Ca., Norman Martin, San Demas, California, Barbara Baker, Anaheim, Ca., and Robert Ferguson, Wichita, Ks. as well as a number of great nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held at the Vansant-Mills Chapel, Wednesday, April 14, 1993. Burial was held at the Teays Chapel Cemetery, Montrose.

LAYMAN, Georgia Genevia ERHART
1868-1956
Bear Creek Cemetery, Bear Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
The Clinton Eye, Clinton MO, Thursday, Dec 18 1956 - Funeral services for Mrs. Georgiana Genevia Layman were held Dec. 13, 1956, at the Bear Creek Church. Burial was in Bear Creek Cemetery under the direction of the Vansant Funeral Home. Georgiana Genevia Erhart, daughter of Nicholas and Malvina Coffelt Erhard, was born in Bear Creek township Mar. 14, 1868, and died Dec. 9, 1956. She attended schools and church in the neighborhood and in 1885 was united in marriage to John Layman. They made their home in the vicinity, spending all of their lives at the same place. To this union were born seven children: Mrs. Fred (Iva) Roberts, Montrose; Mrs. Arthur (Ida) Powell, Norwalk, Calif.; Nick Layman, Montrose; and Frank Layman, Denver, Colo. She was preceded in death by sons, Joe Layman in 1932, and two who died in infancy. During their long life spans, Mrs. Layman and her three sisters were very devoted. One sister, Mrs. Nell Harness has passed on and two survive, Mrs. Ola Dutro, 96, Brownsville, Tex., and Mrs. Ida Adkins, 86, Clinton, Mo. Mrs. Dutro and her son, Dr. Nick Duty and wife, also of Brownsville, Tex. had spent that last two months in Missouri and the sisters had spent much time together. she also leaves six grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews, and many friends. Since her husband's death, Feb. 18, 1949, she had made her home with her daughter, Mrs. Roberts and husband and her son, Nick Layman and wife. For the past five years she had been an invalid and in later months bedfast. At an early age she was converted and united with the local church, living true to her religious beliefs. She was also a long time member of the Eastern Star. She was a gentle woman of the old school, well versed in the household arts. She had been taught the great truths of life from early childhood and these things she in turn passed on to her own children. Mrs. Layman was a great reader, keeping up with national and local news as long as she was able. She was a home lover - family and friends came first. In the last years, visits and letters from loved ones were bright spots in her life. Her hobby was piecing quilts and many beautiful patterns were made during her active years. So passes a good woman whose memory will long be cherished by family and friends.

LAYMAN, Gladys M. LAWRENCE
1907-1995
Bear Creek Cemetery, Bear Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Gladys M. Layman died on October 23, 1995, after a short illness. She was born in Coyville, Kansas, on March 26, 1907, where she spent most of her youth. She then moved to the Montrose area after marrying John N. Layman on August 16, 1930. Nick preceded her in death on April 1, 1975. Gladys then moved into the Community Housing in Montrose where she lived until her illness. Gladys received much recognition for her many community services. She was a member of the United Presbyterian-Methodist Church and the Olive Branch Chapter of the Eastern Star of Appleton City. She was preceded in death by her parents, Grace V. and Oliver J. Lawrence; brothers, Oliver Carl and Paul Lawrence; sisters, May Pucket and Mamie Shepherd; grandsons, Nick and Joe Layman. She is survived and dearly missed by sister, Frances Henley; stepchildren, Marguerite L. Woolsey and John Layman Jr.; five grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Funeral services were held at the United Presbyterian Methodist Church Montrose, Wednesday, October 25. Burial was in the Bear Creek Cemetery, Montrose.

LAYMAN, John R.
1860-1949
Bear Creek Cemetery, Bear Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
The Clinton Eye, Clinton MO, Thursday, Feb 24 1949 - John R. Layman's lifework was finished when death claimed him at 7:15 p.m., Friday, Feb. 18 at his home five miles northeast of Montrose, where he had been ill for about two weeks. Although he was born at Luray, Mo., Jan. 10, 1860, the son of George and Elizabeth Combs Layman, he had lived in the vicinity where he died for about 75 years. During that time he made many lasting friendships by his sincerity and willingness to serve well his fellow man. His legion of friends held deep respect for him. As a brickmason, he was unexcelled. Many Clinton buildings show his expert workmanship and St. Ludger's Church, Germantown, also bears testimony of his artistry. Besides operating his farm, most of his time in masonry work until about six years ago. Left to mourn his passing are his devoted wife and the following children: Nick Layman of Deepwater; Frank Layman, Denver; Mrs. Fred Roberts, Montrose; Mrs. Arthur Powell, Phoenix, Ariz. all of whom returned for last rites. He also leaves four sisters: Mrs. Frank Cox, Denver; Mrs. M.V. Supene, Los Angeles; Mrs. Betty Trott, Joplin; Mrs. Maud Davis, Chicago. Final services at the Bear Creek Methodist church on Monday. Burial was at the Bear Creek Cemetery under the direction of the Sickman and Dunning Funeral Home.

LEA, Ben H.
1890-1965
Laurel Oak Cemetery (L), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
The Sedalia Democrat, Mon, June 28 1965 - Ben H. Lea, 75, 306 West Colt, Windsor, died at the Windsor Hospital at 12:05 p.m. Sunday. Born near Mack's Creek, on March 24, 1890, he was the son of the late William L. and Virginia Lea, the youngest of a family of 13 children. He grew up in Camden County and on June 7, 1911, was married to Edith Huston, also of Mack's Creek. They made their home in Camden County moving to a farm in Henry County in 1944, and after retiring moved to Windsor in April of 1959. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by nine brothers and sisters. Surviving is his wife of the home, two brothers, Gilbert Lea, Windsor, and Silas Lea, who lives in the state of Oklahoma, and a sister, Mrs. Emma Seaton of Nevada, MO. Funeral services will be held at the Gouge Funeral Home in Windsor on Tuesday. Burial will be in the Laurel Oak Cemetery in Windsor.

LEA, Edith M. HUSTON
1893-1988
Laurel Oak Cemetery (L), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
The Sedalia Democrat, Sedalia MO, Tuesday, Feb 2 1988 -- Edith M. Lea, 94, formerly of Windsor, died Sunday evening, Jan. 31, 1988 at Brooking Park Geriatrics Center. She was born Dec. 8, 1893, in Camden County, MO, daughter of William and Nettie Hurst Huston. On June 7, 1911, in Camden County, she married Ben Lea, who died in 1965. Mrs. Lea was a member of The First Baptist Church and Meadow Queen Rebekah Lodge No. 528, both in Windsor. Funeral services will be Thursday at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial will be in Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

LEA, Gilbert C.
1885-1967
Laurel Oak Cemetery (L), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
The Sedalia Democrat, Sedalia, Pettis Co, MO, May 17 1967 - Gilbert C. Lea, 82, 301 North Commercial, Windsor, died Tuesday in Kansas City. Born near Mack's Creek Feb. 15, 1885, he was the son of William L. and Julia Lea. He was a resident of Windsor for 15 years after retiring from the laundry business in Kansas City and Denver, Co. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Clara Mae Lea, one son, Jack C. Lea, Amarillo, Texas; one daughter, Mrs. Katheryn Hart, Kansas City; one brother Silas W. Lea, Langly, Ok.; one sister Mrs. Emma Seaton, Nevada, Mo., and 11 grandchildren, also 12 great grandchildren. One daughter, Mrs. Martha Poole preceded him in death Dec. 3, 1958. Graveside services will be held Thursday at Laurel Oak Cemetery. The body is at the Gouge Funeral Home, Windsor.

LEABO, Edward Clayton Jr.
1951-2012
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 9 2012 - Edward Clayton Leabo, Jr., son of Edward Clayton Sr. and Dorothy Fay (Rinard) Leabo, was born May 15, 1951 in Clinton. He died March 12, 2012 at his home in Harrisonville at the age of 60 years. Edward served in the United States Army. He was a delivery driver for K.C. Drive Away in Lee's Summit. He was also a member of Coleman Baptist church, Peculiar. He is survived by his wife Maurine Leabo; son Edward Clayton Leabo III; mother Dorothy Koch; sisters, Christina Jones and Victoria Leabo; brothers, Terry Leabo and Leroy Leabo, as well as other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held Saturday, March 17, at Vansant-Mills Chapel, Clinton.

LEABO, Robert Benjamin "Bob"
1919-1999
New Hope Cemetery, Meeker, Lincoln Co, OK
Shawnee News Star, Shawnee, OK, August 18 1999 - Robert "Bob" Benjamin Leabo died Monday at his home near Meeker, OK. He was 79. He was born Sept. 27, 1919, in Deepwater, Mo. He was the son Charles Leroy and Victoria (Branstetter) Leabo. He was a resident of the Meeker area for 53 years and a member of the First Baptist Church in Meeker. He was a truck driver for TG&Y for more than 25 years. He married Betty Ruth Wright June 12, 1946, in Oklahoma City. He was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers; seven sisters; one son, Charles Edgar Leabo in 1992; and one son-in-law, Jimmy Brasuell in 1994. Survivors include his wife, Betty Ruth Leabo, of the home; sons and daughters-in-law, Robert Jr. and Ruby Leabo, Chandler, Carl and Debra Leabo, Meeker; daughters and son-in-law, Linda Brasuell, Meeker, Shirley and Leon Hasbell, Shawnee; nine grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; and a host of friends. Services will be Thursday at the First Baptist Church in Meeker. Burial will follow in New Hope Cemetery under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Home in Prague.

LEAKE, George Carr
1866-1925
Good Hope Cemetery, Bethlehem Twp, Henry Co, MO
George Carr Leake was born near Boonville, in Cooper county, Missouri, April 4, 1866, and departed this life on June 17, 1925, age 59 years, 2 months and 14 days. At the age of 15 years he came with his parents to Henry county and lived near Hortense, in which community he resided until death. He was married to Miss Mary Fowler on March 7, 1897. To this union was born one son, Carr, who lives at home. Deceased was converted in November 1908, and untied with Tebo Baptist church and later with his wife removed membership to Good Hope. He was ever a faithful and staunch Christian man. He leaves to mourn his departure a wife, son and wife, four sisters, one brother, and a host of relatives and friends. His last few days were spent in Stebbins hospital where every means of medical skill and human hands could administer. During his short illness, he had a great desire to get well and was so patient. Funeral services were conducted at Good Hope church Thursday afternoon.

LEAMAN, Joe M.
abt 1928-2004
Greenlawn Memorial Gardens, Springfield, Greene Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Feb 5 2004 - Joe M. Leaman, 76, Mt. Vernon, a retired painter, died Tuesday, February 3, 2004, at the Mt. Vernon Veterans Home. Funeral services will be Friday, February 6, at Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel, Osceola, followed by burial at Greenlawn Memory Gardens, Springfield.

LEAR, John T.
1842-1894
Englewood Cemetery (L), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Since June last, John T. Lear has been confined to his bed with that most dreaded of all diseases, consumption, and on Monday morning, October 29, 1894, he closed his eyes in death. He had endured with patient fortitude the suffering and long confinement. Mr. Lear was born in Jessamine county, Ky. June 5, 1842 and moved to Pettis county in April 1870. He came to Clinton a year ago in April, accepting a position as wood foreman in the carriage shops of Jas. Lepscum and was found at his post regularly until the 20th of June when he was unable to work longer. He leaves a wife and five children. Funeral by the Christian pastor, Rev. Tatlow, at the family residence on West Franklin and burial in Englewood.

LEATON, W. Oscar
1858-1907
Clinton Missouri, May 2 1907 - W. O. Leaton was born near Calhoun, May 10, 1858 and died at the home of his niece Mrs. M. T. Greenstreet, in Sedalia, February 9, 1907. Oscar, as he was called, had been afflicted with cancer of the liver for several weeks. He realized he could not get well and said religion was his only hope. He sang but a short time before he died "Over the River Faces I See" and we sincerely believe that he is now enjoying the association of friends and loved ones gone before. He had a kind and cheerful disposition and a large circle of friends. Burial in Sedalia. Two sisters - Mrs. Anna Tillman of Clinton and Mrs. Laura Crabtree of Pryor Creek, Indiana Territory.

LEAVELLE, Lawrence Sylvester "Larry"
1924-2001
Englewood Cemetery (L), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Daily Democrat, May 14 2001 - Lawrence Sylvester Leavelle, son of Robert Eugene Leavelle and Edna Estelle (Woodsey) Leavelle, was born December 29, 1924, and died April 27, 2001, at the Four Seasons Nursing Home in Sedalia at the age of 76 years. Larry was born in Red River County, Texas. He worked for White Farm Equipment in Peoria, Illinois. He later was vice president of sales and marketing for the United States for Versatile Farm Equipment in Winnepeg, Canada. He was a member of the Clinton United Methodist Church, the Clinton Masonic Lodge, No. 548, the Scottish Rite Bodies of Kansas City and the Ararat Temple, Kansas City. He is survived by his wife, Pearl, of the home; two sons, Kirk Leavelle of Wellington, and Kyle Leavelle of Mapleton, Illinois; five daughters, Susan Schlapper of Wellington, Theresa Gohn of Ben Franklin, Texas, Kim Coleman of Clinton, Vicki Blankenship of Brimfield, Illinois, and Connie Talley of Houston, Texas; one brother, James R. Leavelle of Garland, Texas, and 14 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the Vansant-Mills Chapel on Monday, April 30. Burial was in the Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

LEBOW, Joan BRUBECK
1930-2004
Deepwater Cemetery, Fairview Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Mar 22 2004 - Joan Lebow was born September 27, 1930, at Deepwater, daughter of Jessie and Faye Adams Brubeck. She died at Independence Regional Health Center on March 4, 2004. She married Ralph S. Lebow, September 4, 1954, and he preceded her in death on September 27, 1996, after 42 years together. Her parents; three infant children, Roger, Randy and Robert; one brother, Delbert Brubeck, and three sisters, Clata, Norma and Bonnie, also preceded her in death. Survivors include one son, Dean Lebow, Oak Grove; three daughters, Joetta Johnston, Kansas City, Susan Martin, Midwest City, Oklahoma, and Gail Thompson, Grain Valley; two sisters, Janice Williams, Kansas City, and Evelyn Gordon, Deepwater; 10 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. She was a loving mother, sister and grandmother and will be greatly missed by all who knew her, Graveside services were held March 6, at Deepwater Cemetery.

LEBOW, Ralph Stanley
1929-1996
Deepwater Cemetery, Fairview Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Ralph Stanley Lebow was born April 26, 1929, in Butler, Oklahoma, the son of Randall and Dorothy (Postlewait) Lebow. He died Friday, September 27, 1996, at North Kansas City Hospital at the age of 67. The family moved from Oklahoma to Missouri and in 1947, Ralph moved to Kansas City. There he worked for Leeway Motor Freight. He left Leeway to serve two years in the United States Army. Ralph returned to his job and worked 32 years for Leeway. After his retirement, he was a part-time bus driver for DOT. He is survived by his wife, Joan, of the home; one son, Dean Lebow, Oak Grove; three daughters, Susan Martin, Midwest, Oklahoma, Gail Thompson and Joetta Johnson, both of Kansas City; one sister, Veta Jordan, Kansas City; 10 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Graveside services were held Monday, September 30, at the Deepwater Cemetery.

LECLAIRE, Madison Grace
2008-2008
Laurel Oak Cemetery (L), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Aug 19 2008 - Madison Grace (Mefford) Leclaire, Calhoun, died Saturday, Aug. 16, 2008, at the Golden Valley Memorial Hospital, Clinton. Madison was born Aug. 16, 2008, the infant daughter of Melissa Ann Mefford and Michael Lee Leclaire. In addition to her parents, both of the home in Calhoun, Madison is survived by maternal grandparents Jerry and Rhonda Mefford, Windsor; paternal grandfather Danny Leclaire, Calhoun, and paternal grandmother Nora Donin, Leesville; paternal great-grandfather J. A. Leclaire, Calhoun, and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Graveside service will be Tuesday, Aug. 19, at Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

LeCLAIRE, Rachel Wanda MULLENS
1933-2002
Daily Democrat, Clinton, MO, Dec 16 2002 - Rachel Wanda LeClaire was born March 9, 1933, at Drexel, daughter of Earnest and Susan Mullens. She died November 27, 2002, at her home in Calhoun. She worked at the International Shoe Factory in Windsor for 10 years and Unitog for 15 years. Preceding her in death were her parents; one son, Charles LeClaire; one brother, Lowell Mullens, and one sister, Lorene Devorak. Survivors include two sons, Earnest LeClaire, Independence, and Danny LeClaire, Sr. and wife Kristina, Calhoun; three daughters, Julie LeClaire, Wichita Falls, Texas, Terry Thomas, Clinton, and Mashell Young, Calhoun; one stepson, Gilbert LeClaire and wife, Angela, Independence, two stepdaughters, Edith Fisher, Windsor, Linda Winfrey, Independence; one brother, Jatty Mullens and wife Marie, Ionia. Funeral services were held December 2 at Consalus-Bradley Chapel, Clinton.

LEDERER, Mary Louise
abt 1921-2000
Sunset Hill Cemetery, Warrensburg, Johnson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Oct 5 2000 - Funeral services for Mary Louise Lederer, 79, Warrensburg, were held Saturday, September 30, at the first United Methodist Church. She died Wednesday, September 27, 2000, at the Western Missouri Medical Center. She was the widow of Dr. Charles Lederer of Warrensburg, who died several weeks ago. Burial was in the Sunset Hill Cemetery.

LEDFORD, Claude
1925-2000
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Feb 8 2000 - Claude Ledford, was born February 19, 1925, in Hot Springs, Arkansas, the son of Clarence and Jewel Price Ledford. He died February 2, 2000, at Moberly. Preceding him in death were his parents and a sister, Wanda Sue O'Briant. He married Edna Dove November 22, 1975, in Littleton, Colorado. For 19 years they made their home in Colorado, then moved to Tightwad. He is survived by his wife, Edna, of the home; two sons, Ronald and family, Albuquerque, New Mexico, Robert and family, Manning, Arkansas; two daughters, Sarah Melvin and family, Whiteville, Tennessee, Jody Moon and family, Berlin, Connecticut; three step-children, Ann Dougherty and family, Houston, Texas, Delores Stibbard and family, Lowry City, Marvin Plute and family, Albuquerque, New Mexico; 19 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren; aunts, Ethel Patrick of Wilson, Oklahoma, Mildred McCarthy, Tucson, Arizona; an uncle, Argus Price, Rover, Arkansas; along with numerous cousins and friends. His grandmother in Rover, Arkansas, raised Claude after the death of his mother in 1934, when he was nine years old. Through his grandmother he learned the value of love towards others, responsibility, honesty and family. He was proud to serve his country in the Infantry during World War II, where he received the Bronze Star, Purple Heart and other medals recognizing his service to his country. He retired from US West Communications at Denver in 1982, where he worked as a technician for 35 years. He was a member of Quarles Baptist Church. He loved the Lord. He enjoyed the outdoors, gardening and travel. Claude was a quiet man, but when he spoke, he spoke from his heart and with conviction. Services were held Saturday, February 5, at the Consalus Chapel, Clinton. Burial was in Clinton Memory Gardens with Clinton VFW Post 1894 conducting graveside services.

LEDFORD, Edna Elizabeth DOVE
1930-2011
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Dec 5 2011 - Edna Elizabeth Ledford, 80, Appleton City, formerly of Clinton, died at 8 p.m. on Thursday, September 1, 2011, at the Ellett Memorial Hospital in Appleton City. She was born September 10, 1930, in Odessa, the daughter of Jesse Clarence and Margaret Jane (Smethers) Dove. Edna received her teaching certificate from Warrensburg Teachers College. For the majority of her life she worked as a secretary for various companies. She founded the Alzheimer's Support Group in Clinton, volunteered for Twin Lakes Hospice, was a member of the Appleton City VFW Ladies Auxiliary and also worked at the Ellett Memorial Hospital Gift Shop. Edna attended Quarles Baptist Church in Clinton and the Trinity United Methodist Church of Appleton City. On November 22, 1975, she married Claude Ledford in Littleton, Colorado. He preceded her in death on February 2, 2000. Those surviving her include two daughters, Ann Dougherty and her husband, Jack, Aurora, Colorado, and Delores Wessley of Appleton City; one son, Martin Plute and his wife, Wendy, Overgaard, Arizona; two sisters, Clara Roark of Windsor and Martha Nieto of Camarillo, California; one brother, Clarence Dove of Seneca Falls, New York; seven grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Her parents; brother, Gene, Dove, and an infant sister, Barbara Ann, also preceded her in death. A memorial service will be held Thursday, September 8, at the Trinity United Methodist Church in Appleton City with burial at Clinton Memorial Gardens at a later date.

LEE, Dorothy PORTER
1930-1991
Blue Springs Cemetery, Blue Springs, Jackson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Dorothy Lee, age 61, died Friday evening, November 8, 1991 at Golden Valley Hospital. She was born in Sioux County, North Dakota, on July 9, 1930, daughter of Uhl Robert and Viola Schriner Porter. On July 22. 1950 she was united in marriage to Claude R. Lee. Following their marriage they made their home in Odessa. She had been employed as a hardware worker for the Whitaker Cable Co. in Lexington, Mo. for 18 years. Her husband preceded her in death on October 22,1982. She moved to Warsaw in 1985. Dorothy is survived by two sons, Wesley Lee, of Kansas City, and Rick Lee, of Warsaw; two daughters. Linda Wills, of Independence. and Sharon Hoff, of Lincoln; one stepson, Clifford Lee of Lone Jack, and two stepdaughters, Claudine Manning of Corder, and Charlene Jacks of Blue Springs. She also leaves 14 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren; 6 sisters, Shirley Wirsig, Richmond, Grace Shaeffer, Leeton, Mary Jane Root, Pleasant Hill, Virginia Porter, Arveila Cartmell, and Maxine Burton, all of Buckner; three brothers, Ralph Porter of Warsaw, Raymond Porter of Lexington, and Robert Porter of Nova Scotia. Graveside services were held Tuesday, November 12, 1991 at the Blue Springs Cemetery in Blue Springs. Services were under direction of Reser Funeral Home, Warsaw.

LEE, Marion Pauline HAWKINS
1926-2001
Englewood Cemetery (L), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Daily Democrat, Jan 29 2001 - Marion Pauline Lee, 74, Clinton, died of cancer Wednesday, January 17, 2001, at Westwood Center. - Clinton Daily Democrat, Jan 29 2001 - Marion Pauline Hawkins Lee was born August 28, 1926, to Walter M. and Rebecca M. Oryall Hawkins. She married Benjamin Chester Lee (Chet) in June 1947. Five children were born to this union, Ronald Lee, Clinton; Roger Lee, Warrensburg; Benjamin Chester Lee of Columbia; Nancy Lee of North Carolina, and Sharon Lee of Alabama. Fifteen grandchildren and six great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews also survive. Marion lived most of her life in the Clinton area. She worked many years for Elite Laundry. At the age of 15 she was baptized in the First Baptist Church. Marion loved country and bluegrass music. Her real talent was embroidery and crocheting. She made many pretty things for her home. Her five children survive her, as do two sisters, Mildred Stockdall and Margie Malone, both of Clinton. She was preceded in death by her parents and five brothers, Ralph, Clarence, Lloyd, Robert and Raymond E. Hawkins. Funeral services were at the Sickman & Dunning Chapel, Monday, January 22. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery.

LEE, Raymond L.
1924-2003
Sunset Hill Cemetery, Warrensburg, Johnson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Mar 11 2003 - Raymond L. Lee, 79, Warrensburg, formerly of Kansas City, died Sunday, March 9, 2003, in Warrensburg. Funeral services will be Thursday, March 13, at Williams Funeral Chapel in Warrensburg. Burial will follow in the Sunset Hill Cemetery, Warrensburg. Mr. Lee was born February 8, 1924, the son of Russel and Edda Street Lee. He was a 1942 East St. Louis High School graduate and had taught dance at the Fred Astaire Dance Studios. He appeared live on stage with Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers in the late 1940s and early '50s. He briefly served in the US Army Air Corps during World War II. On January 15, 1971, he married Edith Foster in Warrensburg who died November 14, 1988. He is survived by a son, Larry G. Lee; two stepdaughters, Patty Foster and Jeanne Foster and several cousins, Audie Street, Farrel Street, Dana Street, Emigene Fisher, Matte Schnakenburg and Billy D. Lightfoot.

LEE, Ronald Steven
1951-2012
Englewood Cemetery (L), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Ronald S. Lee, age 60 of Clinton, Missouri passed away Saturday, May 12, 2012 at his home. Funeral services will be Thursday, May 17, 2012 at Vansant-Mills Chapel, Clinton, Missouri with interment in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton. Ronald served in the U.S. Navy. He was a maintenance man for Clinton Manor, Clinton and also was a line-worker at Rival Mfg. He was a member of the American Legion, Clinton. Survivors include his children, Aaron Lee, Ryan Lee and Carissa Lee, all of the home and Shandra Oldfield-Clark of Pleasant Hope, Missouri; eight grandchildren, Samuel Beebe, Alexandria Beebe, Gabriella Beebe, Jewelianna Beebe, Sierra Leone Keyte, Kaylee Oldfield-Clark, Brayden Oldfield-Clark, and Jasper Steven Lee; two brothers Roger Lee, Warrensburg, Missouri and Chuckie Lee, San Antonio, Texas; and two sisters Nancy Lee, Rolla, Missouri, and Sharon Lee, Ashville, North Carolina.

LEET, Alta Fern NICHOLS STEVENS
1906-1996
Urich Cemetery, Bogard Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Alta Leet was born south of Creighton in Cass County on November 24, 1906, and died Tuesday, January 16, 1996, at Golden Valley Hospital in Clinton. She is survived by her husband, Gene Leet, who resides at Meadowbrook Manor Nursing Home of Clinton; a sister, Margie Doll of Urich; a brother, Orbin Nichols of spring Hill, Kansas; her two children from her late husband, Porter Stevens, a son, William G. Stevens, Independence, and daughter, Donna L. Haskins of Spotsylvania, Va. There were four grandchildren, three surviving grandsons, Jack Haskins jr., Michael G. Stevens and Steven L. Haskins, and many nieces and nephews. Mrs. Leet was a member of Urich Baptist Church. She worked outside the home in garden City for 12 years and later helped her husband run Leet's Locker in Urich. She resided at her home in Urich until the first of 1995, then resided at Meadowbrook manor Nursing Home until her death. Her greatest love was her grandchildren. She was always available in her earlier years to take them at a moment's notice and keep them as long as she could, reading to them, playing games, taking walks, even the purchasing of a Welsh pony and cart which the children rode in the Urich Parade each year. She loved music and her favorite artist was Elvis Presley. She enjoyed sewing, playing cards and travel in her earlier years. Her favorite time of year was spring, the celebration of new life, which brought forth flowers in her yard and the fresh vegetables from her garden. She was loved and appreciated by all who knew her. Funeral services were held Saturday, January 20, at the Consalus Chapel in Urich. Burial was in the Urich Cemetery.

LEET, Bert Eugene "Gene"
1918-1996
Urich Cemetery, Bogard Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Bert Eugene Leet was born October 10, 1918, in Henry County, the son of Bert and Emma Jane (Allen) Leet. He died Monday, February 5, 1996, at the Golden Valley Memorial Hospital in Clinton at the age of 77. On October 22, 1949, in Boone County, Arkansas, Gene was united in marriage to Alta Fern Nichols. Alta preceded him in death January 16, 1996. Mr. Leet was a lifelong resident of the Urich area. He was a veteran and was active in the American Legion as long as his health permitted. He worked for General Motors at Leeds for 14 years. For 25 years he owned and operated the Leet Locker in Urich, until the time of his retirement. He is survived by one stepson, William G. Stevens and wife, Ann, Independence; one stepdaughter, Donna Lee Haskins of Virginia, Jack Haskins Jr. of Florida and Michael Grant Stevens, Lee's Summit; one step-great-grandchild, Jamie Haskins of Florida and numerous nephews and cousins. Funeral services were held Thursday, February 8, at the Consalus Chapel in Urich. Burial was in the Urich Cemetery.

LEET, Bert V.
1880-1924
Urich Cemetery, Bogard Twp, Henry Co, MO
Urich Herald, Urich MO, Nov 20 1924 - Bert V. Leet was born near Lebanon, Indiana, March 13, 1880, and died at Urich, Missouri, November 13, 1924, aged 44 years, 7 months and 13 days. His father died when Bert was 17 years of age and he being the eldest of a family of five children the care of his mother and two brothers and two sisters devolved largely upon him for a few years. When 22 years old he was married in Indiana to Miss Maude Crim, and to this union one child was born. His wife died in 1904, and he came to Henry County, Missouri, bringing his child with him, making his home with his mother, one brother and his two sisters, they having previously moved to this community. In the fall of 1904 his little child died. In 1912 he was married to Mrs. Emma Hooker, and to them two children have been born, Audrey and Eugene, both of whom with their mother survive him. He is also survived by his mother, Mrs. Martha Leet, two brothers, Frank Leet, of Urich, and Perry Leet, of Indianapolis, Indiana, two sisters, Mrs. Harvey Randolph of this county, Mrs. Perry Langford, of Kansas City, his uncle, T. L. Jones, of Clinton, his aunt, Mrs. C. O. Scranton, of Urich, and his three step-children, Mrs. John Lupton of Brownington, and Raymond and Robert Hooker, of Urich. When twenty years of age he united with Christian Church in Indiana, but never held any church affiliation since coming to Missouri. Although he had been in poor health for several years before his death, by unrelaxed industry and economy he had built for himself and family a commodious home, besides accumulating some other holdings, but as is often the case, soon after becoming fixed for comfortable living, he was claimed by the grim reaper. Funeral services were held at the home and interment made at the Urich Cemetery, Friday afternoon.

LEET, Emma Jane ALLEN HOOKER
1883-1976
Urich Cemetery, Bogard Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Eye, Clinton MO, Thursday, Jun 24 1976 - Emma Jane Allen eldest of eight children of Henry Sater and Katherine Ann Dixon Allen, was born in Henry County, on January 22, 1883, and died June 9, 1976, at Westwood in Clinton. She was united in marriage to Joseph Hooker and to this union three children were born, Raymond Hooker, now of Appleton City, Mrs. Grace Lupton and Robert Hooker, both of Urich. Mr. Hooker died as a young man and she later married Bert V. Leet. To this union two children were born, Audrey, now deceased, and Bert Eugene Leet of Urich. Besides her husband and daughter, Audrey Houk, she was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers, Franklin, William, and Ralph, and two sisters, Dollie and Elsie. Besides her four children she is survived by seven grandchildren, nine great granchildren, four great great grandchildren, two sisters, Mrs. Goldie Ramalia, Appleton City, and Mrs. Clara Edith Shroder, Westwood in Clinton, many nieces, nephews, and other relatives, and a host of friends. Funeral services were held June 11 at Snow's Funeral Home in Urich. Burial was in Urich Cemetery.

LEET, Frank L.
1886-1949
Urich Cemetery, Bogard Twp, Henry Co, MO
Urich Herald, Urich MO, Dec 15 1949 - Frank Leet, well-known watch repairman of Urich, died at the Clinton General Hospital last Saturday, December 10. He had been in poor health for a number of years but bore his suffering without complaint. Frank Lee Leet was born near Lebanon, Ind., Nov. 17, 1886, the son of B. G. and Martha Ellen Leet. He was one of five children. His parents and one brother preceded him in death. He leaves one brother, Perry Leet of Thornton, Ind.; two sisters, Mrs. Mary Jane Randolph of Clinton, Mo., and Mrs. Perry Langford, of Urich. Funeral services were held at the Urich Baptist church last Sunday, December 11. He was buried in the Urich cemetery.

LEETCH, Nellie McKENZIE
1918-2001
Clinton Daily Democrat, Jun 8 2001 - Nellie Leetch was born May 28, 1918, and died Tuesday, June 5, 2001, at the Westwood Nursing Home in Clinton. She was born in Milboro, South Dakota, to Charles and Mona Schwab McKenzie. On July 7, 1937, she married Evan R. Leetch. They lived near Mills, Nebraska, until October 1952, moving near Fair Play. After retirement they moved near Osceola. She was preceded in death by her husband on November 6, 1978; her parents and several brothers and sisters. She is survived by her children, Donovon Leetch and wife, Norma, Wichita, Kansas, Veronica "Ronnie" Snyder and husband, Dale, Clinton, and Joyce Short and husband, Ray, Lincoln; five grandchildren, Pamela Snyder Christensen, Mike Leetch, Mark Leetch, Phillip Short and Lynn Short Ordal, and four great-grandchildren, Danielle Christensen, Summer and Taylor Leetch and Meghan Leetch; one brother, Lyle McKenzie, and one sister, Betty Kleiter, numerous nieces and nephews. Graveside services were Friday at Pleasant Ridge Cemetery.

LEGG, Ann Christina CECIL
1813-1903
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Missouri, Aug 1903 - Death of a Good Woman - Mrs. Ann Christenia Legg was born October 2, 1813 in Montgomery county, West Virginia; died at the home of her son, J. P. Legg, August 9, 1903; leaving one son, 8 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. She came with her father, Capt. Philip Cecil, to Missouri in 1831 and settled in Saline County, remaining there two years, then came to Rives county, now Henry county, extending from the Mo. river to the Arkansas line. She was of a family of 10 children. On December 23, 1834, she married Archibald C. Legg; they settled on the farm and bought a pre-emption right; this farm is now known as Walnut Grove Stock Farm, where she spent her life. Three children, only one now living; with this one, J. P., she made her home, her husband having died July 1879. she united with the Presbyterian church at what was known as the old Salem church, in about 1845; becoming dissatisfied with her baptism, she decided to unite with the Baptist church of Calhoun, Oct. 1882, being baptized by Uncle Billy Lawler. Her quiet life was spent in her home where, with loving care, she watched over an invalid daughter, who preceded her to the better land only a few months. After the death of this daughter, she took to her bed, from which she never gained strength to leave. She regretted leaving the family, but felt her mission was complete. Her last illness of six months will live long in the loving hearts of those who were constantly at her bedside. These last days were spent in constant talking. It seemed that God gave her strength to deliver His message to those who knew him not; especially did she plead and pray for the salvation of the souls that were so dear to her, that of a son and grandson. to every one of her friends who entered the room, she would point to the Christ and to those watching lovingly at the dead hour of night, would she speak comforting words, saying that "God would certainly bless them for their loving care over her." Her last resting place is the Calhoun cemetery.

LEGG, Mary J. FINKS
1833-1924
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Aug 1924 - Mrs. Mary Legg Enters Her Reward - Mrs. Mary Legg entered into her last sleep at 6:20 p.m. at her home in Calhoun Tuesday. She had been suffering with heart trouble and complications for more than a month. About two weeks ago she rallied and it seemed she was going to get up, but God knew best. She was 91 years old June 20th. Her maiden name was Mary J. Finks. She was married to John P. Legg, Dec. 13, 1858. They lived for years on a farm, two miles northwest of Calhoun. This farm comprised more than 1,000 acres, her husband being one of the largest land holders in the county. This farm was one of the most beautiful in the county. A roomy house, built along southern lines, away back from the road on a lawn of deep blue grass, made one long to stay and rest. Walnut trees and other heavy timber in abundance made it an ideal stock farm and there was bred for years Shorthorn, Durham cattle, that were famous the state over. Mrs. Legg was the queen of her household. Ten children blessed this union. Both father and mother, with their children extended such a true welcome to that home that it never could be forgotten, once you were a guest there. Nothing remained undone for the comfort of their guests. The children show their gentle breeding and the daughters of the home have that gift of kindly hospitality that has grown very rare in this present day. "Aunt Mary", as she was called by her kinspeople, grew old gracefully,m in fact the years rested so lightly on her shoulders few of us realized that she lacked only nine years of being 100 years old. Her hair stayed black, her eyes and face still radiated the kindly welcome. She was a real mother. No child came near her but what felt it. All were remembered with a cookie, a piece of cake, or some little gift from her home and heart. A useful life like hers is never ended. Her gently teachings influenced every neighbor and friend, and goes down through all the generations. Could that we all be like her - gentle and kind - what a different world it would be. She had been a devout member of the Baptist church for years, liberal in supporting its different branches. She loved to attend services. Her life of goodness and kindness is what every Christian's should be - a sermon every day she lived. She was interested in everything to the last, and had her relatives and friends whom she loved come to her bedside and visit her during those last days. She is survived by two sons - Arch Legg, of Texas; and Henry Legg, Calhoun. She leaves four daughters - Mrs. L. C. Richardson, Blairstown; Mrs. L. H. Lewis, Floydada, Texas; Mrs. Kate Brownfield and Miss Jennie Legg, both of Calhoun. Miss Jennie has been the devoted caretaker of her mother for many years. There are 21 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. She also leaves one sister, Mrs. W. W. Adamson, of Montrose; one brother, Will Finks, of Calhoun, and a host of relatives and friends. her husband passed away 14 years ago. The funeral services were conducted at the Calhoun Baptist Church. Interment in the Calhoun cemetery.

LEGO, Wilma G.
1932-2003
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jun 13 2003 - Wilma G. Lego, 70, Lowry City, a housewife, died Wednesday, June 11, 2003, at the Sac-Osage Hospital, Osceola. Funeral services were Friday, June 13, 10 a.m., in the Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel, Osceola, with burial in Clinton Memory Gardens.

LEHMAN, Gladys DRAPER
1906-2006
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Nov 5 2006 - Gladys Draper Lehman died September 5, 2006, at the age of 99 years and nine months at the Kingswood Living Community in Kansas City. Gladys was preceded in death by her parents, Clark Wesley and Louella Bosley Draper. She was born December 1, 1906 near butler. She was a retired veteran of World War II. After serving in the military for over 20 years she retired from the United States Air Force as a Senior Master Sergeant, the highest rank an enlisted person can receive in the United States Army. Gladys served her military duties at Fort Des Moines, Iowa, 3rd Air Force Headquarters in Tampa, Florida, and a tour of duty at Langley Field, Virginia and at Mitchell Air Force Base, Long Island, New York. She also served in the Air Defense Command at Colorado Springs, Colorado, and a tour of overseas duty at Nagoya, Japan. Gladys had lived in the Kansas City area since retiring in 1964. Before joining the WAC Corps in World War II, Gladys was known as one of the now famous Harvey Girls. Soon after graduating from Northeast High School, Gladys worked for Fred Harvey who owned a chain of restaurants along the Santa Fe Railroad. Her first job was at Needles, California. After WWII broke out in 1941, Gladys was one of the first women to join the WAC Corps, a branch of the U.S. Army. Gladys leaves eight nephews, Everett Draper, Kansas City, Jim Draper, Louisburg, Kansas, Jerry draper, Lane, Kansas, Leonard, Linville, Estell (Ed), and Elvin Hamblin, Olathe, Kansas, Dennis Hamblin, Clinton, and three nieces, Edith Draper Soetaert, Gardner, Kansas, Pauline Hamblin Ash and Nadine Hamblin Junkin, Clinton. Gladys' choice was cremation. There was no funeral.

LEHMAN, Wilbur "Billy"
1925-2004
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Mar 12 2004 - Wilbur "Billy" Lehman, Clearwater, Florida, formerly of Clinton, died Thursday, March 11, 2004, of a heart attack he suffered March 4 on his 79th birthday. He was the son of Rudolph and Lula Mae "George" Lehman, born in Henry County. He attended Jefferson Park grade school and three years at Clinton High School. He joined the Army and was in the Battle of the Bulge. He is survived by his wife, Helen, of the home; two sons, David of Orlando, Florida, Gary of Clearwater, Florida; two daughters, Vicki of Charlotte, North Carolina, and Carol Wright of Thatcher, Arizona; also a sister, Geraldine of Tuscaloosa, Alabama; six grandchildren. Burial will be in Clearwater, Florida.

LEIBER, Dortha M. LAMBERT
1930-2004
Montrose Cemetery, Montrose, Deepwater Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 26 2004 - Dortha M. Leiber, 73, Leeton, formerly of Montrose, died Thursday, April 22, 2004, at Golden Valley Hospital in Clinton. Funeral services were Monday, April 26, at 1 p.m. at Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel in Osceola with burial in Montrose Cemetery.

LEIGH, Mattie R. MOTT
1905-2005
Green Lawn Cemetery, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
Mattie R. Leigh, 99, of Windsor, Missouri, died Friday, February 25, 2005 at the Golden Valley Memorial Hospital, in Clinton, Mo. She was born September 15, 1905, in Marshall, Texas, the daughter of Frances M. Mott and Ella M. (Bruce) Mott. On September 1, 1922, in Kansas City, Mo., she married Wilbur Hewart Leigh, who preceded her in death on November 20, 1990. Mrs. Leigh was a homemaker and loved making quilts for her family. Survivors include two nephews, Tom Anstead, Grandview, Mo., and Bob Plumberg, Gulf Breeze, Florida; and a niece, Debbie McCart, Kansas City, Mo. Graveside services will be Thursday, March 3, at the Green Lawn Cemetery, Kansas City, Mo.

LEIMKUHLER, Mina Lee
1921-2004
Orient Cemetery, Harrisonville, Cass Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Aug 23 2004 - In the comfort of her children's love, Mina Lee Leimkuhler passed into her Savior's Care Sunday, August 8, 2004. Funeral services were Thursday, August 12, at Dickey Funeral Home, Harrisonville, with burial in Orient Cemetery, Harrisonville. Mina was preceded in death by her husband of 47 years, Melvin Leimkuhler, who died in 1987. Her children and their spouses, Gene and Carla Leimkuhler and Ann Boles, all of Belton, Joyce Mills, Clinton, and Lyle and Nancy Leimkuhler, St. Joseph, survive her. Also surviving her are her grandchildren, Chad and Cindy, Aylee, Adam and Lauren, Tim, Mandy and Ben; step-grandchildren Darren and rob; her great-grandchildren, Dakota, Hannah and Jace; Brandon, William and Michael, Luke, Abby and Emma and her step-great-grandchildren, Nate, Ryan and Ian. Mina was born in Chilhowee on January 13, 1921. She was primarily a homemaker during the years her children were at home. She later worked as a cook in the Harrisonville School District, as a cashier at the Harrisonville Swimming Pool and with her husband in the plumbing business until his retirement. She volunteered her time with the Senior Citizens Center in Harrisonville serving as its president for several years. Mina and Melvin enjoyed dancing, often attending senior dances in and near Harrisonville and once took second place in the waltz contest at the Missouri State Fair. Mina was a joy to those who were fortunate to know her. While always ready to help those in need, she was reluctant to ask for a return favor, not wanting to impose upon anyone. Nurses and other health care providers often remarked that she was such a pleasant patient, maintaining a positive attitude and never losing her smile. Known for her recipes that consisted of a little of this and a pinch of that, her roast beef, egg noodles and apple pie will be missed. Mina was a member of the Westwide Baptist Church of Harrisonville. She was a resident of Crown Care Center of Harrisonville until the time of her death, having moved there in December 2003.

LEINWEBER, Grace L.
abt 1946-1993
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Grace L. Leinweber, 47, Pendleton, Oregon, died Friday, March 26 from injuries received in a car-train accident on March 17. She is survived by her husband, Jim, of the home and five children. Peggy Hart of Tightwad is an aunt of Mr. Leinweber. Services were Thursday, April 1 in Oregon.

LEISURE, Verna G. "Geri" SEEK
1924-2005
Englewood Cemetery (L), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Oct 3 2005 - Verna G. "Geri" Leisure, daughter of Walter and Grace (Murphy) Seek, was born March 23, 1924, in St. Joseph. She died at the St. Luke's Hospital, Kansas City, on September 7, 2005, at the age of 81 years. Geri was married to Jack L. Leisure. She and Jack lived in Independence and Edwards before moving to Clinton in 1995. She was a member of the Clinton Christian Church. She is survived by her husband Jack, of the home; one daughter-in-law Joy Ragsdale of Independence; two grandchildren, Mitchell Ragsdale and wife Lori, and Michelle Ragsdale Adams and husband Dave; three great-grandchildren, Kramer and Madie Ragsdale and Josie Adams; three sisters, Betty Crockett and husband Bud, Peggy Hurst and husband Bob, and Maxine Davis, all of St. Joseph, as well as a number of nieces and nephews. Family graveside services were held at Englewood Cemetery, Clinton, on Saturday, September 10. Internment was in the Englewood Cemetery.

LEMLER, Margie Lee JENKINS DULABAN TYGART
1916-2004
Shady Grove Cemetery, Benton Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Aug 16 2004 - Margie Lee Lemler, 88, Clinton, died Friday, August 13, 2004, at her home near Tightwad. She was born November 10, 1916, at Omaha, Nebraska, the daughter of Walter and Della Richwine Jenkins. She grew up in Benton County and in 1932 she married William Nelson Dulaban, who died May 29, 1957. She married Abner Tygart, who died in 1972. She was a homemaker and also was in nursing. She had been employed by Golden Valley Hospital for nine years. In 1975, she married Phillip Lemler, who died in 1983. She was a member of the Shady Grove Baptist Church near Racket. She was preceded in death by son, Alvin Dulaban, March 22, 2000; a grandson, Wayne Dulaban, September 30, 1990, and two sisters. Surviving are two sons, William Dulaban, Deepwater, and Dean Dulaban, Tightwad; two daughters Dorothy Albin, Tightwad, and Darlene Self, Lincoln; 16 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren, other relatives and friends. Memorial services will be Monday evening, August 16, at Reser Funeral Home. Cremation. Internment of ashes will be at Shady Grove cemetery, near Racket.

LEMMONS, Charles F.
1944-2000
Appleton City Cemetery, Appleton City, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Sep 18 2000 - Charles F. Lemmons, 56, Liberal, died Saturday, September 16, 2000, at his home. He was born March 16, 1944, in Grain Valley. He is survived by his wife, Linda Lawrence Lemmons, of the home; four sons, David Lemmons and Rocky Lemmons, both of Liberal, Brian Lemmons, Arma, Kansas, and Michael Lemmons, Lamar; one daughter, Christina Lemmons, Arcadia, Kansas; one brother, Robert Leon Lemmons, Ladonna, Texas; three sisters, Marge K. Brown, Liberal, Beverly Lemmons, Urich and Geneva Brown, Oak Grove; four grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Graveside services were Monday, at Appleton City Cemetery.

LEMON, Bertie
abt 1893-1896
Clinton MO, Oct 26 1896 - Little Bertie Lemon, stepson of Thomas Herring of Ladue, who was scalded on the breast two weeks ago, died Tuesday evening,a ged 3 years. It was a sad occurance and his mother has the sympathy of the community. It's not every mother that knows what it is to go home from a funeral and pick up the little playthings and put their clothes away and try to begin life over.

LEMON, John H.
1852-1898
Englewood Cemetery (L), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Died at his residence in west Clinton on Monday morning, John H. Lemon of heart diseasse. He seemed to be in perfect health when he arose that morning and was dead by 11. Born in Springfield, Clark County, Ohio, in 1852, removed to Indiana, then to Warsaw, then to this city, where he lived for 18 years, farming for most of them.

LENNARTZ, Francis Xavier "Frank"
1872-1937
White Oak Cemetery, Walker Twp, Henry Co, MO
PROMINENT AND BELOVED HENRY COUNTIAN PASSES - End Came to Frank Lennartz, Undertaker and Hardware Dealer of Montrose, at a Hospital in Kansas City - Funeral Sunday - Frank Lennartz, of pioneer Montrose ancestry, and one of the most prominent and beloved men in Henry County, died at the Menorah Hospital in Kansas City at 6:40 p. m. Thursday, December 16, 1937, passing with a smile on his lips and peace in his heart, standing bravely beside the Master of the vessel which bore his radiant spirit Heavenward. Even in death, happiness, the key of his life's pattern, enshrined his face, lifting him above all lesser things and reflecting a spiritual beauty that like a benediction comforted his wife; their only daughter and son-in-law, and little grandson, bidding them not to mourn, but as he had done, to find joy, and not sorrow in living. Francis Xavier Lennartz was born November 11, 1872, at Yorkville, Ind., the third child of Wm. and Elizabeth Lennartz of Prussian and German-French descent respectively, who passed on to their son fine traits of character and mind, a love of music and business acumen that marked him for success and pleasurable living. The Lennartz name is the oldest business name in Montrose going back to the year 1875 when Joseph Lennartz, uncle of the late Francis Xavier was in the meat and grocery business, and in 1880 going into the hardware business. Frank's father, William, was also a Montrose merchant and at his death, his widow, Elizabeth, returned to Fort Wayne, Ind., where she still resides. Young Frank, educated at Montrose and California, Mo., was for some years a traveling salesman and in 1892 went into the hardware and undertaking business at Montrose in which he continued and built up, until the time of his death. The hardware stock was a side line with him as the undertaking business took him into many of the homes in the west part of Henry County, Bates and St. Clair Counties, where hie cheerful heart and natural kindness lent courage to the bereaved and offered comfort to the heartbroken. May 31, 1894, Mr. Lennartz and Miss Elsie Fancher, the only daughter of the Fancher family, pominent and fine, also pioneers of the community, were united in marriage. The beautiful old Fancher home still stands across the street from the handsome and commodious Lennartz home which they established. To their union an only daughter was born, Violet, now Mrs. James Kennish, who with her husband lives in the original Fancher home and whose only son, Robert Frank, eight years of age, was the comfort and joy of his grandfather. To Mr. Lennartz his home was truly his castle and there he was always to be found if not at his place of business. There he loved to have his family about him and welcomed friends to their (broad hearth, for he was boundless in his hospitalities and enjoyed nothing more than to build a blazing fire and as the flames leaped high give full rein to his gift of story telling, narrating the incidents of his childhood and family lore, that varied with his mood and never lost glamour in repetition. Such scenes were not occasional as in many homes, but were the daily custom and from his many experiences and business contacts he learned stories, sometimes happy, sometimes sad, yet all appealing in their human interest with which he also entertained his family and friends. His good humor was unfailing, and he walked into the hearts of the many people who surrounded him, holding an exalted place among them, for all knew him as a man of high and splendid principles, generous, kind and understanding, jovial and generous, with whom it was stimulating to do business and fun to live, making meal time an event and every new day one to be anticipated with pleasure. Things were never dull around him; he had a jest for every friend; he enjoyed people and was a steady fount of cheer; such a man as made the world better for his presence and leaves a void with his plassing. A friend said of him: "Take any day of his life and a sermon could be preached from it." Sixteen weeks ago he was stricken with a heart and kidney complication which had been undermining his health for several years and which he fought bravely. His suffering was intense, his agony acute, yet he never spoke of death and three weeks ago was taken to the Menorah Hospital where life slowly ebbed. So strong was his personality that he forced people to be cheerful around him. He never failed to offer a joke to anyone who enter-ed his room and reflected to his family always happiness. fun. So his light went out and to-ward the last, in talking with his daughter, they told each other "Christmas secrets" as had been their custom since she was a wee girl. His secret was as unselfish as his life as he desired she get a gift for each child in Bobby's room to put on the school Christmas tree from him, for daily he enjoyed and was heartened by the childish letters they wrote him in uneven scrawl yet reflect-ing in childish scribble the love they and an entire community bore him. And Mrs. Kennish, smiling through the tears in her heart, said, "And they shall have them.'' Besides his wife, who was his beautiful companion, his daughter, grandson and Mr. Kennish he is survived by his mother, Mrs. Elizabeth Lennartz, who is 92, of Fort Wayne, Ind.; his sisters, Mrs. Lizzie Klemm of Fort Wayne, Ind., Miss Tillie Lennartz of Otto, Ohio, and Mrs. Bertha Hovestadt of St. Louis, Mo.; and his brothers, Wm. of Kansas City, Kans., Herman of Boulder, Colo., Joseph of Joplin, Mo., and Edward of Nebraska.

LENNARTZ, Nicholas
1872-1923
St. Marys Cemetery, Montrose, Deepwater Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton, MO - Nick Lennartz Killed - Nick Lennartz was the fourth son of William and Elizabeth Lennartz. He was born in Yorkville, Indiana, September 5th, 1872. He came to Montrose with his parents when five years of age, where he grew to manhood. He was in the hardware business in Montrose for a number of years. After disposing of his business he went to Milton, Indiana, where he stayed several months with his sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Klemm. He then went to Oklahoma for awhile and in September, 1921, he went to Maricopa, California, where he was employed by the Richfield Oil Co. of California, until the morning of February 21, 1923, when he met with an accident. The accident happened as follows: At about 5:30 he went into the engine room to pour oil in the lubricating cups of the gas engine. The man on the shift with him was across the engine house behind another engine but could not see him. On hearing the noise he glanced up and saw Nick in the air, then saw him fall on the concrete floor in a pit through which the 20-inch belt runs. The man across rushed over to the engine and after shutting it off, dragged him from the pit. Nick was standing directly behind the fly-wheel at the time the belt broke and it hurled him through the air. He was put into a car of a friend and rushed to a hospital, and while the nurse was caring for him, this fiend went for the priest, who gave him the last rites of the church. He died February 22, 1923, at 8:45 a.m. His mother, who was visiting her daughter in Indiana, was notified of his death, and wired her son, Herman, of Boulder, Colorado, to go to California and bring the remains to Montrose for burial. Herman arrived in Montrose Friday afternoon, March 2nd with the remains which were taken to the home of his brother, Frank. The funeral was held the morning of March 3rd, at the Catholic church by Father Hoverstadt, after which the remains were laid to rest by the side of his brother, John, who preceded him years ago. He leaves to mourn his departure his mother, five brothers - Will, of Kansas City; Herman, Boulder, Colorado; Frank, of Montrose; Joe, of Joplin, Mo., and Ed, of Ada, Oklahoma: three sisters - Elizabeth Klemm, of Milton, Indiana; Sister M. Laurentina, Cleveland, Ohio; and Bertha Hoverstadt, St. Louis, Mo. Those from a distance, who attended the funeral were: His mother and sister, Mrs. Klemm, and little daughter, Esther Louise, of Milton, Indiana; Will Lennartz, of Kansas City; Herman Lennartz, Boulder, Colorado; Joe Lennartz, Joplin, Mo.

LENNARTZ, Peter John
1804-1887
St. Marys Cemetery, Montrose, Deepwater Twp, Henry Co, MO
Found Dead on the Floor. Wednesday morning Peter Lennartz, father of our fellow townsmen, William and Joseph Lennartz, was found dead by the side of his bed at the residence of his son, Joseph, where he had made his home for the last fourteen years. When Mr. Lennartz arose at about 6:15 A.M. to build fires, he stepped into his father's room and, to his great astonishment and sorrow, found the lifeless form of his venerable aged father lying by the bedside in death's embrace. He had evidently gotten out of bed upon a call of nature and, being very feeble, toppled over and died without a murmur. He must have been there a long time, as his body was perfectly cold. Peter Lennartz was born in Germany on the 16th of October 1804, which would have made him at the time of his death 82 years and 4 months old; and had been in this country only about 17 years. He married many years ago, and from the fruits of that marriage 6 children were born: William, Joseph and Mary live in this city; Robert and John live in Ohio; and Christina lives in Indiana, all of whom are married. Their mother died in 1870. Mr. Lennartz has been very feeble for many years, and for the last six years has not ventured away from the house. He ate a hearty supper the evening previous, and had his usual play with his grandchildren before retiring. The old gentleman will have many friends who will regret to learn of his sudden demise, while the family will have the sympathy of a large circle of friends in the death of their father. The funeral services will take place at the Catholic Church in this city Friday morning at 9 o'clock, after which the remains will be laid in their last resting place in the Catholic cemetery. Mrs. Peter Lennartz is buried in Germantown, Missouri. Tombstone reads "Frau von Peter Lennartz" born January 1, 1807, died January 27, 1875. (Note: Peter was the son of John Lennartz and Maria Hoffen of Hackhousen, Prussia. Grandson of Arnold Lennartz and Helena Fasbander of Hackhousen, Prussia. Great-grandson of Lenhart Lennartz and Margaret Dammer of Hackhousen, Prussia. - Joan Cook, crtrptr9767@msn.com)

LEONARD, Charles Ray "Charlie"
1958-2007
Staley Mound Cemetery, Pleasant Hill, Cass Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Nov 14 2007 - Charles Ray "Charlie" Leonard, 49, Archie, was born June 21, 1958 in Kansas City, the son of Eldon Ray and Wanda Lee (Johnson) Leonard, and died Friday, November 9, 2007, at St. Luke's Hospital, Kansas City. He was employed as a mechanic and auto body repairman from his home in Archie. He was an excellent welder and fabricator and earlier was employed for Larry Breedlove at Cass County Welding and Manufacturing, Harrisonville. He was a lifelong Cass County resident. He was preceded in death by his father Ray Leonard on June 13, 1996. He is survived by his mother Wanda Leonard, Garden City; a son Sean Tyler Yoder, Overland Park, Kansas; his companion Sheryl S. Highley and her children, Frank and Jessica, all of the home; a brother Eldon Wayne Leonard and his fiance Jennifer Sharp, Pleasant Hill; three nephews, Anthony, Stephen and Lewis; other relatives and many friends. Graveside services were held Tuesday, November 13, at the Staley Mound Cemetery near Pleasant Hill.

LEONARD, Clarence E.
1898-1957
Laurel Oak Cemetery (L), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Windsor MO - Funeral services for Clarence Leonard, 59, were conducted last Friday afternoon at the Huston Funeral Home Windsor. Death occurred September 17 at a hospital in Kansas City where he was taken after becoming ill at his home. Rites were in charge of by Rev. Rex Thomas, pastor of the Christian Church of which Leonard had been a member since 1935. Burial was in Laurel Oak Cemetery. Leonard was born here Jan. 11, 1898, son of Levi Harvey and Mary Jane Green Leonard. He was the last of his family, his brothers, James and George Leonard, and a sister, Maude McCullough, having preceded him in death. Leonard attended the public schools in Windsor. He was married Nov. 26, 1933 to Virgie Lee Hill, who survives. He also leaves the following nieces and nephews: Garnett McCullough, John Hill, Donald Hill, Windsor; Raymond McCullough, Gibson City, Ill; Harold Leonard, Modesto, California; Donald LeRoy, June, Jean and Larry Hill, Greenridge; Mrs. Marion Butcher, Blairstown and Charles W. Hill, Chula Vista, Calif; Mrs. Dorothy Clayborne, Kansas City; Mrs. Norma Boyd, St. Joseph and Dale Hill, Cheyenne, Wyo, and a host of great nieces and nephews.

LEONARD, Darrell Lee "Squirrely"
1932-2009
Deepwater Cemetery, Fairview Twp, Henry Co, MO
Darrell L. Leonard (Squirrely), age 76 of Deepwater, Missouri passed away Wednesday, January 14, 2009 at Truman Lake Manor, Lowry City, Missouri. Funeral services will be Sunday, January 18, 2009 at Vansant-Mills Chapel, Clinton with burial in Deepwater Cemetery, Deepwater, Missouri. Darrell was born August 21, 1932, the son of James Henry and Rose Ann Hurst Leonard of Deepwater, Misouri. He served in the U. S. Air Force for four years at Barksdale Airbase in Louisiana where he was a mechanic. After leaving the service he went to work for Leonard Sand and Gravel. On June 21, 1958 he married Deanna Sue Neil of Adrian, Missouri. They made their home in Overland Park, Kansas for 26 years where they raised four daughters. Darrell was a member of Local 541, and was a driver for Botsford Ready Mix for 27 years. After retiring in l989 he and Deanna returned to his hometown of Deepwater. They built a home on the family property. Darrell took pride in making this property into a place where his family and friends enjoyed coming. He was a member of the Midwest Pigeon Club and enjoyed working with his birds and the competition amongst his friends. Darrell loved to fish and hunt with his grandchildren. He was baptized in the lake on his property on June 28, 1997 and was a member of the First Christian Church of Deepwater. In 2005, Darrell had part of his lung removed, which resulted in being on constant oxygen. This did not stop him from doing the things he loved. He was still able to run his trotlines, mow, and work on his farm equipment. The family was truly blessed with the time that the Lord gave them with him. In 2008, Darrell and Deanna celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary by renewing their vows along with their children Mike and Janet Wilson and their cousins Ronnie and Margaret Norcross who were celebrating their 25th anniversaries. Darrell was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Jimmie and Bob Leonard and his grandson, Joshua Rhodelander. He shared his day going into the kingdom of the Lord with his sister-in-law, Clare Mae Leonard (wife of Jimmie). He is survived by his wife, of 50 years, Deanna; four daughters, Kay(Dean) Rhodelander, Kathy (Ron)Adkins, Janet (Mike) Wilson and Tammy (Scott) Shaver; eight grandchildren, Brian (Fallon) Adkins, Chris (Leanna) Rhodelander, Derek Adkins, Katie Wilson, Sean Shaver, Kristie Shaver, Samantha Adkins and Payton Wilson and a great granddaughter, Hunter Adkins.

LEONARD, Robert E.
1927-2000
Deepwater Cemetery, Fairview Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 15 2001 - Robert E. Leonard, son of James H. Leonard and Rose Hurst Leonard, was born June 23, 1927, and died December 25, 2000, at his home in Kansas City. Mr. Leonard was owner-operator of Kansas City Compressor Services and past owner of Leonard Sand and Gravel Company. He was a former Merchant Marine. He is survived by three daughters, Betty Leonard-Perez of Overland Park, Kansas, Joyce Leonard of Grandview and Debbie Larimore of Olathe, Kansas; one son, Jimmie D. Leonard of Prairie Village, Kansas; one brother, Darrell Leonard of Deepwater, as well as seven grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the Vansant-Mills Chapel on Friday, December 29. Burial was in the Deepwater Cemetery.

LEONARD, Russell Lee
1931-2002
Englewood Cemetery (L), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Aug 5 2002 - Russell Lee Leonard, 71, Clinton, died Saturday, August 3, 2002, at Golden Valley Hospital. Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Wednesday, August 7, at the Consalus-Bradley Chapel, Clinton. Burial will be in Englewood Cemetery. He was born February 23, 1931, in Kansas City, son of Cecil M. and Edna Briggs Leonard. He was a truck driver and a member of the Truck Drivers Union. Survivors include his companion, Opal Casteel, of the home; three sons, Howard Groves, Lowry City, Willie Oliver, Appleton City and Mark Oliver, Clinton; three daughters, Norma Bysor, Chilhowee, Cynthia Heishman, Excelsior Springs, Loretta Martinez, Clinton; 23 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, six brothers and five sisters.

LEONARD, William H.
1881-1936
Englewood Cemetery (L), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Daily Democrat - The body of W. H. Leonard, formerly of Clinton, who died in Columbia Thursday, February 27, arrived in Clinton Sunday for funeral services that day at the First M. E. Church. Burial was in Englewood. Mr. Leonard, aged 54, died in the Boone County Hospital as the result of injuries which he suffered February 13 when he fell down the basement steps at the home of his father, C. C. Leonard, in Columbia, according to the Columbia Daily Tribune. Mr. Leonard was going to the basement to fix the fire when he slipped on the top step, landing on his head in the basement. He had not been well for some time. When a young man, Mr. Leonard was united in marriage with Miss May Duden of Clinton and theirs was a happy, congenial life until her death about six years ago. Mr. Leonard went to Columbia nearly four years ago and there became bookkeeper for his brother, Roy Leonard. For many years, Mr. Leonard operated a grocery store on the southeast corner of the square, also once had a grocery store in the north part of Clinton. He also held the position of cashier at Armour's for some time. In all his work he was honest, reliable, industrious and faithful. He conscientiously tried to do his best, whatever the task, and possessed many fine qualities not found in the ordinary man. He was a member of the Methodist Episcopal church and from the time he was a small boy until he left Clinton he was a constant attendant at the First M. E. church here. In every way, he tried to follow the master's teachings and his life was a fine Christian example to others. He was always faithful to his church work, and his wife possessed these same fine qualities, so together they did a good work for the kingdom building. Mr. Leonard gave a beautiful devotion to his parents, caring for them tenderly through all their lives. He was making his home with his father when the accident occurred which resulted in his death. Surviving him besides his father and brother, Roy Leonard, of Windsor, is a sister, Mrs. W. M. McGee also of Columbia.

LESLIE, Thomas H.
1943-1991
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Thomas H. Leslie, 48, Huntsville, Al., formerly of Sedalia, died Thursday, Oct. 3, 1991, from injuries suffered in an automobile accident in Huntsville. He was born March 4, 1943, in Sedalia. He married Carolyn Bailey, who survives of the home. Other survivors include his mother, Mrs. Kenneth H. Leslie, 2213 First Street Terrace; two sons, Kenneth Robert Leslie, Chattanooga, Tenn.; Eric Todd Leslie, Starksville, Miss.; a brother, Russell E. Leslie, Detroit. Mich.; two sisters, Shannon Leslie, Warsaw, Joyce Halsey, Blue Springs, and a grandson.

LESMEISTER, Anna Maria JANSEN
1853-1940
St. Marys Cemetery, Montrose, Deepwater Twp, Henry Co, MO
Montrose Tidings, Montrose, MO Thursday, Mar 28 1940 - Mrs. Anna J. Lesmeister died at her home in Montrose at 4:20 a.m. Tuesday, March 26, 1940, at the age of 86 years, 7 months and 20 days. She was born August 5, 1853 in Milwaukee, Wis., the daughter of Matthias and Gertrude Jensen, and the eldest of a family of four. Two sisters and one brother preceded her in death. In 1872 she was married to Valentine Lesmeister in Effingham, Ill. To this union were born eleven children, four of whom are deceased. Mr. and Mrs. Lesmeister moved from Illinois to Missouri in March, 1902, and located on a farm in St. Clair, county. Valentine Lesmeister, the husband, died January 10, 1907, thirty-three years ago. In 1915 Mrs. Lesmeister moved to Montrose where she resided until her death. She leaves to mourn her passing seven children, 48 grandchildren, and 13 great-grandchildren. The sons and daughters who survive her are Frank and Zeno of Morris, Minn., Valentine of Rockville, Mo., and Martin Lesmeister, Mrs. Joe Hageboeck, Mrs. Louis Hageboeck and Mrs. John Welling all of Montrose. Mrs. Lesmeister had been in ill health for a long time. Some of her children and grandchildren were wish her constantly, giving her all the loving care and attention possible. The last week of her life was made very happy by the presence of all of her children, two of whom came from Minnesota, and one from Rockville. A devout and faithful member of the Catholic church, Mrs. Lesmeister was a good neighbor and friend and above all an ideal mother. Her many relatives, friends and neighbors will long remember her. Funeral services were held this (Thursday) morning at the Immaculate Conception church with interment in the Montrose Catholic cemetery. The pallbearers were three grandsons, Raymond, Wilford and Richard Hageboeck and three nephews, Louis, Leroy and Eugene Lesmeister.

LESMEISTER, Basil
1924-1991
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Basil Lesmeister, 66, died Friday, October 18, 1991 at Research Hospital. He lived in Independence. He was born and raised near Montrose. He was the son of the late Frank and Mary (Kloer) Lesmeister. He was married to the former Kathleen Rotert, formerly of Germantown. He was retired from Sears and Roebuck Co. Funeral Mass will be held Tuesday, Oct. 22, at the Church of the Nativity. He is survived by four brothers, Richard of Clinton, Virgil and Raymond of Montrose, Clement of Butler; 3 sisters, Mrs. Donald (Cleo) Rice of Clinton, Mrs. Ludger (Agnes) Westhusing, Mrs. Charles (Eunice) Rotert of Montrose; a number of nieces and nephews and a host of friends. - Carson and Son Funeral Home

LESMEISTER, Dale Frank
1942-2000
St. Marys Cemetery, Montrose, Deepwater Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jun 1 2000 - Dale Frank Lesmeister, 57, Montrose, died Wednesday, May 31, 2000, at his home. He is survived by three sons, Norman Lesmeister of Montrose, Dennis Lesmeister of Sylavauga, Alabama, and Robbie Lesmeister of Clinton; one daughter, Aleisha Gann of Centerview; one sister, Elvina Allis, Clinton; one brother, Anthony Lesmeister, Montrose; one sister, Aletta Swaters, Montrose; one grandson, Joey Gann, and his companion Betty Clegg of the home. Mass will be Saturday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Montrose, with burial in St. Mary's Cemetery in Montrose.

LESMEISTER, Daniel Joseph
1967-2012
Bear Creek Cemetery, Bear Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daniel Joseph Lesmeister, 44, son of Virgil Eugene and Aladene Marie (Westhusing) Lesmeister, was born September 13, 1967 in Clinton, Missouri. Danny departed this life March 27, 2012 at his home surrounded by his family. His life was spent entirely in the Montrose area. He farmed and raised cattle along with working as a butcher for eleven years at the Remer Meat Company in Clinton, Missouri. Danny and Kathy Ann Bley were united in marriage March 17, 2000 in Miami, Oklahoma. He spent his spare time building trailers for use on the farm and woodworking. He enjoyed hunting deer, rabbits and squirrels and he also liked fishing for bass. Danny loved to go to tractor pulls, pulling in the antique and classic divisions. Danny was preceded in death by his father and one nephew, Larry Walden. Survivors include his wife, Kathy of the home; a stepson, William Blevins and wife Monica of Montrose, Missouri; two step grandchildren, Zachary and Dominic; his mother, Aladene Lesmeister of Montrose, Missouri; seven brothers and sisters: Shirley and husband Ron Kneip of Clinton, Missouri, Virginia and husband Charlie Walden, Janet Lesmeister, Vernon Lesmeister and wife Rhonda all of Appleton City, Missouri, Carol and husband Ross Morris of Rockville, Missouri, Ronnie Lesmeister of Malta Bend, Missouri and Doug Lesmeister of Rich Hill, Missouri; and a host of nieces and nephews.

LESMEISTER, Estelle Frances COOK
1919-1999
St. Marys Cemetery, Montrose, Deepwater Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Wednesday Jan 5 2000 - Estelle Frances Lesmeister, 80, died December 18, 1999, at the Westwood Nursing Center, Clinton. She was born near Germantown on November 25, 1919, the daughter of Tony B. Cook and Elizabeth (Teeman) Cook. She attended Maple Grove Grade School at Germantown. On April 15, 1941, at St. Ludger's Church in Germantown, she was united in marriage to Richard Lesmeister. To this union two sons and three daughters were born. Estelle lived most of her life on a farm near Montrose. In November 1978 she and her husband moved to Clinton. She was a member of the Holy Rosary Catholic Church and their Altar Society. She was a devoted mother who loved and enjoyed very much her family and gardening. She is survived by two sons, Dale Lesmeister and Anthony Lesmeister and wife, Marylin, Montrose; two daughters, Alvina Allis and husband, James, Clinton, and Aletta Swaters and husband, Fred, Appleton City; one sister, Pauline Goth of Montrose; eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild; many nieces, nephews and a host of friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard, and daughter, Martha James. Funeral mass was Tuesday, December 21, at the Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Clinton. Burial was in St. Mary's Cemetery in Montrose.

LESMEISTER, Frank M.
1859-1935
St. Marys Cemetery, Montrose, Deepwater Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Eye, Oct 1935 - Frank Lesmeister Sr. answered the final summons at his home in Montrose, Monday, October 7, at 11:15 a. m. He had been failing in health for the past two years, but his death came as a blow to his loved ones. All that loving hands and hearts could do was done for him. Mr. Lesmeister, born February 16, 1859, in Mokena, Will County, Illinois, grew to young manhood in Illinois. January 11, 1887, he was married to Miss Mary Steppe at Shumway, Ill. In 1901 they moved to Montrose, where Mr. Lesmeister purchased a farm three and one half miles east of town. This home soon became a social center of the neighborhood, as Mr. Lesmeister played the violin with skill and trained his children in music. During leisure hours, music, songs and laughter filled the home. There was a large family of children, five girls and five boys. Two of the girls died in infancy. As the children grew older, Mr. Lesmeister and his wife moved to town to the place then known as the Lennartz property, where he died. Mr. Lesmeister was a devout member of the Catholic church and a regular attendant. He was ever a good neighbor, generous and kindly disposed to all. Surviving him is his wife and companion of nearly fifty years, his children, Louis, Frank, Lawrence, Bernard and Mrs. Lawrence Young, all of Montrose, Mrs. John Jost and Edward Lesmeister of Little Falls, Minn., and Mrs. Henry E. Sparks, of Kansas City. He also leaves thirty grandchildren in whom he was deeply interested and who loved him greatly in return. The funeral services will be at the Immaculate Conception church on Thursday.

LESMEISTER, Hazel Charlotte YOUNG
1933-1998
St. Marys Cemetery, Montrose, Deepwater Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Daily Democrat, Mar 19 1998 - Hazel "Charlotte" Lesmeister, 64, North Kansas City, died Thursday, March 12, 1998, at her home. She was born on June 24, 1933, at Finey, the youngest child of Walter A. Young, Sr. and Elsie Charlotte Holland. The family moved to Deepwater when she was a child and she attended all 12 years of school at Deepwater. On May 26, 1951, she was untied in marriage to John V. Lesmeister. They moved to Kansas City and made their home in the Riverside area. Three children, John, Zaneta and Launa, blessed this union. Charlotte was a loving and devoted wife and mother. She worked at the Maple Valley State School for 23 years, forming lasting friendships with co-workers and special bonds with the exceptional students. She will be greatly missed. Survivors include her husband of the home; a son, John Eugene Lesmeister of St. Joseph; two daughters, Zaneta Scott and husband, Mike, Parkville, and Launa Lesmeister, North Kansas City; four granddaughters, Melissa, Sadie, Jennifer and Sandy; two great-granddaughters, Megan and Ashley. Also surviving are three sisters, Martha Bunch, Red Lodge, Montana, Mildred Cook, North Kansas City, and Doris Wittig, Clinton; many nieces and nephews, and a host of friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Ralph H. Young and Walter A. Young, Jr. Funeral services were Monday, March 16, at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Montrose, with burial in the St. Mary's Cemetery, under the direction of McGilley Funeral Home of Kansas City.

LESMEISTER, Raymond Ralph
1923-2002
Englewood Cemetery (L), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 3 2002 - Raymond Ralph Lesmeister (Fisher), 78, died Tuesday, January 1, 2002, at the Research Medical Center in Kansas City. He had farmed most of his life in the Montrose area. He is survived by his wife, LaVerne Lesmeister, of the home; one son, Jim and wife, Ruth, Montrose, and one daughter, Gayle and husband, Mike Magoon of Joplin; two sisters, Cleo Rice of Clinton and Agnes Westhusing of Montrose; two grandchildren. Funeral mass will be held Saturday, January 5, at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Montrose. Burial will be in the Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

LESMEISTER, Richard F.
1919-1995
St. Marys Cemetery, Montrose, Deepwater Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Richard F. Lesmeister, 76, 1207 South 9th Street, Clinton, died Monday, August 7, 1995, at the Shawnee Mission Medical Center in Shawnee Mission, Kansas. He was a member of the Holy Rosary Catholic Church. Survivors include his wife, Estelle, of the home; two sons, Dale Lesmeister and Anthony Lesmeister, both of Montrose; three daughters, Alvina Allis and Martha James, both of Clinton, and Aletta Swaters of Appleton City; seven grandchildren, one great-grandchild, one brother, Raymond Lesmeister of Montrose; two sisters, Agnes Westhusing of Montrose and Cleo Rice of Clinton. Funeral mass will be at the Holy Rosary Catholic Church Thursday morning. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery in Montrose.

LESMEISTER, Valentine
abt 1848-1907
St. Marys Cemetery, Montrose, Deepwater Twp, Henry Co, MO
Montrose Tidings, Montrose, MO - Valentine Lesmeister died at his residence in Montrose at 3 oclock Thursday morning Jan. 10, 1907. Mr. Lesmeister has been in poor health for a long time and some months ago he moved into town to be near his physician in the vain hope that he might, by closer attention and watchfulness of his doctor get relief. His ailments proved to be beyond help of the best medical skill. Mr. Lesmeister was born in Germany while yet young his parents came to this country and finally located near Shumway, Illinois, about five years ago he with his family came to Missouri buying a farm east of Montrose, where he has since resided. He had won the respect and esteem of those who knew him by his upright honorable conduct. The community has in his death lost a good neighbor, his church a faithful devoted member and the state a good citizen. He was 59 years old. Two brothers Phillip of Shumway Ill. and Frank east of town a sister Mrs. H. (sic) Gleiner, of Shumway, Illinois, survive him; beside his wife and eight children. The sons are Frank, Martin, Valentine, Norbert, Zeno and daughters Margaret, Barbara and Sylvesta. The funeral services will be Saturday morning at the Catholic Church in this city. The Interment in the church cemetery north of the city.

LESMEISTER, Virgil Eugene
1928-1992
St. Marys Cemetery, Montrose, Deepwater Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Virgil Eugene Lesmeister was born March 13, 1928, near the family farm near Montrose, the son of Frank and Mary (Kloer) Lesmeister. He passed away at the home southeast of Montrose on October 29, 1992, at the age of 64. He attended the Lookout and St. Mary's Schools and was a member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Montrose. He was united in marriage to Aladene Westhusing on June 12, 1950. This union was blessed with eight children. They made their home on the same farm since their marriage of 42 years. He was a farmer and later a truck driver for some 30 years for the Jim Tiona Trucklines of Butler and Clearfield Cheese, Clinton, and lastly for the Innerstate Express. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Basil. He is survived by his wife, Aladene, of the home, and four daughters, Shirley Dixon, Clinton, Virginia Walton, Janet Lesmeister and Carol Frost, all of Appleton City; four sons, Vernon Lesmeister, Appleton City, Ronnie Lesmeister, New Florence, Douglas Lesmeister, Lockwood, and Danny Lesmeister, Montrose; 13 grandchildren; three brothers, Clem Lesmeister, Butler, Richard Lesmeister, Clinton, and Raymond Lesmeister, Montrose; three sisters, Agnes Westhusing, Montrose, Cleo Rice, Clinton, and Eunice Rotert, Montrose. The rosary was said Sunday night, November 1, at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church at 7 and the funeral mass was Monday morning, November 2, with burial in St. Mary's Cemetery, Montrose. Pall bearers were nephews, Dale, Anthony, John and Jim Lesmeister, Bryan Westhusing and Michael Rotert.

LeSOURD, Harriett J. "Hattie" NICHOLS
1847-1898
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton, MO - Mrs. Harriett LeSourd died at 2:15 p.m. Friday, January 20, at Calhoun. She was a sister of Mesdames Betty Austin and Dr. Nichols of this city. She was born in Columbia, Adair County, Ky. March 20, 1847. When five years old she moved with her parents to Forest City, Ill. She was married to Taylor LeSourd March 13, 1868. They lived in Mason County, Ill. four years after their marriage, then moved to Iowa for six years and nineteen years ago, moved to Calhoun. The deceased leaves her husband and family of five daughters. She had been sick 18 months but was patient through it all. Her husband was a kind, loving nurse and gratified her every wish, as far as was in his power. She was a devout Christian and said: "When the Lord was willing," she was ready to go.

LESSLEY, Troy
1917-2001
Kiefer Ranch Cemetery, Osceola Twp, St. Clair Co, MO
Clinton Daily Democrat, Dec 31 2001 - Try Lessley, 84, Osceola, died Wednesday, December 26, 2001, at his home. Funeral services will be Wednesday, January 2, 10 a.m., at Osceola Community Church with burial in Kiefer Cemetery. Sheldon-Goodrich, Osceola, is in charge of arrangements.

LEUTY, Bertha Madeline GODFREY
1939-2007
Mrs. Bertha Madeline Leuty of Latour, Missouri, was born October 15, 1939 in Lee's Summit, Missouri, the daughter of Joseph Fredrick and Madeline (Heather) Godfrey. She departed this life Thursday, June 21, 2007 at the home of her daughter in Garden City at the age of 67 years, 8 months and 6 days. On November 7, 1958, Bertha was united in marriage to George Leslie Leuty in Garden City, Missouri. Bertha was a homemaker. She enjoyed sewing, quilting, crocheting, word search game and arts and crafts. Bertha had lived in Craig, Colorado and Austin, Missouri before moving to Latour. She was preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by two sons, Donald E. Leuty and Leslie A. Leuty both of Latour, Missouri; four daughters, Cora L. Leuty, Gunn City, Missouri, Rita A. Woodward and husband, Tim, Shelby, Montana, Golda Leuty, Garden City, Missouri, Gladys G. Moon and husband, Lanny B., Raytown, Missouri; twelve grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; five brothers, Chuck Godfrey, Lee's Summit, Missouri, John Godfrey and Roger Godfrey both of Independence, Missouri, David Godfrey, Humansville, Missouri, Jimmy Godfrey; three sisters, Madeira Page, Ponca, Oklahoma, Lyda Butler and Linda Godfrey; other relatives and many friends. Funeral services were held Sunday, June 24, 2007 at the Dickey Funeral Home, Garden City, Missouri. Cremation.

LEVIN, Lennie D.
1960-2006
Lowry City Cemetery, Lowry City, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Oct 31 2006 - Lennie D. Levin, 46, Lowry City, died Sunday, October 29, 2006, near Lowry City, from injuries received in a pedestrian accident. Funeral services will be Wednesday, November 1, at Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel in Osceola. Burial will be in Lowry City Cemetery.

LEVITT, Albert
n/a-1993
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Wynona Levitt received word Saturday morning of the death of her brother-in-law, Albert (Al) Levitt, who passed away February 12 in Sacramento, California. He leaves his wife, the former Marie Barger; a son, Johnny, and a daughter Kathy Gonan.

LEVITT, Wynona G. "Nona" STOTTS
1911-2002
Englewood Cemetery (L), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Dec 12 2002 - Wynona "Nonie" Stotts Levitt, 91, Clinton, died Wednesday, December 11, 2002, at Westwood Nursing Center. - Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Dec 31 2002 - Wynona "Nona" Stotts Levitt was born August 22, 1911, at Hartwell, daughter of Ava Arthur and Katherine E. Hardison Stotts. She died December 11, 2002, at the age of 91 years, three months and 19 days. She married John Levitt on August 11, 1932, and to this union a daughter, Mary Catherine was born and she died at the age of 18 months. The couple never had other children of their own, but were surrogate parents to nieces, nephews and a young child, Sandy, they took care of and who spent much time in their home while growing up. Most of her married life, Nona and John lived in the Clinton area, except for a time in the state of California. She was a garment factory worker for many years, beginning at Reynolds Textiles and later at Unitog, where she worked until retirement. Between working and other hobbies, Nona spent many hours working with her hands, crocheting, piece quilts and other crafts. Aunt Nona, as she was affectionately called, was a wonderful cook and always generous to share when anyone visited. She was a precious aunt, friend and confidante to nieces and nephews, a good neighbor, helper and treasured friend, always fun-loving, witty and a joy to be around. She and John celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary together. During their 60-plus years together, the couple enjoyed taking many trips and always had an interesting story to tell on one another. In early years they enjoyed boating, fishing and gardening together. It was a very big and hard adjustment when she lost John and again when she saw all of her siblings go before her, but she remained independent as long as she could. Finally, when her health failed, she went to Westwood Nursing Center. Nona accepted Jesus as her Savior at Allen Street Baptist Church and later moved her membership to Northeast Baptist Church, where she attended as long as her health permitted. Preceding her in death were her husband John; daughter Mary Catherine; sisters, Pauline Carbah, Viola Harrelson; brothers, Cecil and Claude Stotts. Survivors include several nieces and nephews; Sandy and family; two sisters-in-law, Marie Levitt, Petaluma, California, and Anna Ruth Stotts, Clinton, and many friends who will greatly miss her. Funeral services were December 13 at the Consalus-Bradley Chapel, Clinton.

LEVY, Albert Lee
1871-1936
Englewood Cemetery (L), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Albert Levy, descendant of one of Henry County's oldest pioneer families, entered the eternal vale during the night of Thursday, October 22. The last several months of his life had been spent with his only living child, Mrs. John Byrd, west of Clinton. Thursday had been a busy day and Mr. Levy had seemed in the robust good health, which he had enjoyed some time. When he started to bed he said to his little granddaughter, "Sleep tight, Nancy Ann." She said, "You sleep tight, Grandpa." "I will," were his prophetic words. When his daughter called him to breakfast the next morning there was no reply. He had answered a Higher Call. Dr. W. T. Jennings, county coroner, went to the home, but deemed no inquest necessary. Death, he thought, was due to a heart attack. Albert Lee Levy, second son of Thomas Jefferson and Adellah Frances Levy, was born February 15, 1871, in the home of his pioneer grandparents, Harry and Nancy Ann Dunning. To this same home he returned an orphan, at the age of three, bereft of mother, grandmother and elder brother by a fever epidemic. The next eleven years the beloved grandfather, "Uncle Harry" Dunning, gave the lad the only paternal guidance Mr. Levy remembered. His aunt, Miss Nancy Jane Dunning, called "Aunt Ning," took capable charge of the home until the marriage of her brother, William (Billy) Dunning to Miss Lillie Groom. To these three kinsmen he owed and paid lifelong gratitude and loyalty. Susan Ann Moyer, also a descendant of early pioneer Henry Countians, and Mr. Levy were married March 9, 1891. Together these two faced life 41 years, the beautiful companionship ending with her death May 19, 1933. To this union were born nine children, eight of whom preceded both parents in death. Continuing in the footsteps of his forefathers, Mr. Levy farmed most of his years. The home was made north of Deepwater a number of years, and ever he gave evidence of his belief in independence and industry. When a young man he became a member of the Deepwater Baptist church, of which his wife was a member. In this faith their family was reared and he himself was ever faithful to the beliefs of his church, Mr. Levy was one of the earliest members of the Blue Lodge of Masonry at Deepwater, continuing his membership there until his death. Though he would have been 66 next February, Mr. Levy belonged to that band of the ever young no matter what his age, always interested in growth, in the young people, in educational privileges for all. He had an abiding faith in the home, the church, and eternity. He accorded praise where it was due and withheld harsh criticism, and the strength, dependability and gentleness of his character made him beloved. To the old he gave respect; to the young, tolerance; everyone, sympathy, A strong, clean humor and a quiet philosophy were his. The surviving immediate relatives are the family of his daughter, Mr. and Mr John Byrd and daughters, Nancy Ann and Mary Frances; Mrs. Lillie Dunning, mother of his boyhood home; a double cousin, William Levy, Dodge City, Kans., and ten living first cousins who seemed nearer because of long association. Funeral services were Saturday at the Deepwater Baptist church. The body was laid with Masonic ritual in the "Uncle Billy" Dunning cemetery, where lies his mother, brother, sons, wife, and other kinsmen.

LEVY, Susan Ann MOYER
1872-1932
Englewood Cemetery (L), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
MRS. A. L. LEVY AT REST - Susan Ann Moyer, third daughter of John and Elizabeth Catherine Moyer, was born April 1, 1871 in the Moyer home south of Golden Gate church. Here she grew to womanhood. She had eight sisters and brothers. Five of these and her parents have preceded her in death. The three surviving are Mrs. W. C. Studybaker and Jacob Samuel Moyer, of Deepwater, and Mrs. Pearl Woodson Terrill, of Warren, Arizona. She received the regular 8th grade work in Lima District School and did post graduate work in the Deepwater Public School. Later she attended Lamkin's Academy which, in those days, supplied for Clinton students, courses which were comparable to modern high school work. On March 9, 1890, in the Billie Dunning homestead, wherein the groom had been reared, she was united in marriage to Albert Lee Levy. To this union were born nine children, eight of whom died in infancy and childhood. She is survived by her husband and one daughter, Pearl Frances, who teaches in the Deepwater high school and resides at home. This mother was interred in the Billie Dunning cemetery beside her children who lie at rest there. In 1883, when she was twelve years old, she was converted and joined the Golden Gate Baptist church, of which she was a member at the time of her death, tho she was closely associated with the Deepwater Baptist church for a number of years. Since 1926, she had been a member of the O. E. S., companion lodge to the Masonic lodge, of which her husband has long been a member. Most of her life has been spent in Deepwater and the surrounding vicinities, though she had lived for a while each in California, North Dakota, and Texas. She left, under the prairie sod of Dakota, a son, John Albert, aged 9 years, and a daughter, Adelah Catherine, aged nine months. During the last ten years, beginning with a severe attack of influenza in April, 1922, her health had been declining. At the age of 61 years, one month and 18 days, in the home just north of Deepwater, she quietly died during the new day of Thursday, May 19, 1932. She was a woman of culture and refinement and surrounded herself with an attractive home, a lovely garden and good books, being well read on every subject of the day. Her funeral was conducted Saturday at the Deepwater Baptist church.

LEVY, Susan BURNSIDES
1834-1920
Bethlehem Cemetery, Bethlehem Twp, Henry Co, MO
Mrs. Susan Levy died at the home of her son, Henry Levy, on East Grand River street, last Saturday evening at 6:30. Altho advanced in years she was not really ill, she just simply faded away, as she was only bedfast a few days previous to her death. Susan Burnsides was born in Jackson county, Ohio, March 20, 1834, and was but six years old when she came with her parents to Missouri. They soon after settled in Henry county and this had been her home ever since. June 17, 1858 she was united in marriage to Jas. W. Levy, who died about 14 years ago. They were blessed with three children, two of whom survive, Henry Levy, with whom she had made her home so many years, and Robert Levy on North Water street. There is just one grandchild. She also leaves one sister, Mrs. Sarah Geahart of Clinton, and one brother, James Burnsides, southeast of Clinton. She was converted and united with the Baptist church in her early youth and kept the faith, following closely in the footsteps of her Master. She was a loyal friend and neighbor and all loved this dainty little old lady who could tell and do so many things. She was a faithful attendant at church until the last year or so her footsteps had grown too faltering. Even when she was not able, she regularly came and sat in her pew at the Baptist church listening to the teachings of her beloved Savior. In her passing, we lose another of our early pioneer women, who helped pave the way for future generations in our county. She was gentle, sweet and good and all who knew her were made better. She lived for many years in the Bethlehem neighborhood, but for some time before and since the death of her husband, her son Henry and his wife have shared their home with her, giving her the tenderest of love and care. The funeral services were conducted at the home of Henry Levy, Monday morning, after which her body was taken to Englewood and laid beside her husband.

LEWELLEN, Charles "Dean"
1906-2002
Deepwater Cemetery, Fairview Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, May 29 2002 - Charles (Dean) Lewellen, 95, Deepwater, died Sunday, May 26, 2002, at Westwood Nursing Center, Clinton. He was a retired heavy equipment operator. Funeral services will be Thursday, May 30, in the Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel, Osceola, with burial in Deepwater Cemetery.

LEWELLIN, Charles E.
1826-1901
Osceola Cemetery, Osceola, St. Clair Co, MO
Clinton Missouri, Jul 1901 - C. E. Lewellin, who moved to Osceola from Henry county several years ago, died at his home last week. He was a veteran of the Mexican War and was in the battle of Monterey and helped storm the capital of the Montezumas. He was about 75 and had diabetes. He leaves his wife and grown children.

LEWIS, Aletrice Dionne HUDGENS
1936-2002
Englewood Cemetery (L), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Nov 29 2002 - Aletrice Dionne Lewis was born November 9, 1936, in Clinton, daughter of Hughlen and Anna Jenkins Hudgens. She died November 15, 2002, at Research Medical Center, in Kansas City. She married Henry Lewis and he preceded her in death on November 13, 1984. She had lived in Clinton the last 20 years and was a waitress at Uchies for many years. Her parents and one brother, David Luther Hudgens, also preceded her in death. Survivors include one son, Darren Lewis; one daughter, Shannon McQueen and husband, Kyle; one sister, Darlene Anderson, all of Clinton; three grandchildren, Justin Lewis, Marcus Lewis and Cailynn McQueen. Graveside services were held November 19 at Englewood Cemetery.

LEWIS, Betty Lou CANTERBURY
1924-1996
Urich Cemetery, Bogard Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Betty Lewis was born February 24, 1924, in Kansas City, the daughter of Gerald and Leona Atkins Canterbury. She died Monday, July 29, 1996, at the Research Medical Center in Kansas City at the age of 72. On September 18, 1941, in Kansas City, she was married to Daniel F. Lewis. Mr. Lewis preceded her in death on December 18, 1981. Mrs. Lewis was a homemaker and had lived in Urich for a number of years. She was a member of the Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Urich. She is survived by one son Danny Lewis, Montrose; six daughters, Betsy Applegate, Independence, Pat Bridgwater, Lee's Summit, Sue Polzin, Creighton, Peggy Lewis, Urich, Penny Anderson, Greenwood, and Debbie Beebe, Independence; 23 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by two sons, Tom and Tim. Funeral mass was held Wednesday, July 31, at the Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Urich. Burial was in the Urich Cemetery.

LEWIS, Clark L. Sr.
1901-1993
Englewood Cemetery (L), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Clark L. Lewis passed away at Westwood Nursing Home March 20, 1993, at 6:35 p.m. He was born October 5, 19011, near Hughesville. He was the youngest child of Alonzo L. and Merica (Bradford) Lewis. He graduated from green Ridge School and soon after moved with his parents near Windsor. It was there he met and married Sarah Miller, who preceded him in death just one month and nine days ago. They were the parents of three children, Emogene McLain, Clark Lewis Jr., both of Clinton, and Betty Jane Chapin of Madison, West Virginia. He enjoyed people and always had time to visit. He enjoyed his family, especially his grandchildren. He took great pride in them and he enjoyed talking sports with his grandsons, as he was a great baseball fan. He was a devoted member of Drakes Chapel Methodist Church, where he served as Sunday school superintendent for a number of years. He attended faithfully as long as his health permitted. He is survived by the three children mentioned; a daughter-in-law, Lois Lewis, and son-in-law Ron Chapin; plus his six grandchildren, Van McLain, Diane McLain Barbee, Ron Lewis, Jeri Lewis Chitwood, Steven Straw and Vernon Straw, also eight great-grandchildren. Clark and Sarah enjoyed 71 years together before her death. He was also preceded in death by his parents, three brothers and two sisters, and a beloved son-in-law, Van Cleave McLain. He will be sadly missed by family and friends. Funeral services were Tuesday, March 23, Consalus Chapel, Clinton. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

LEWIS, Donald Leon
1956-2000
Osceola Cemetery, Osceola, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Oct 6 2000 - Donald Leon Lewis was born July 31, 1956, in Brookfield to Samuel Clay and Marilyn Catherine Fairchild Lewis, and died Tuesday, October 3, 2000, at his home in Sinclair, Wyoming. In June 1979 he moved from Missouri to Sinclair, Wyoming, where he went to work for the Arch Mineral Corporation as a dozer operator. In 1982 he began working for the Colorado Interstate Gas Company as a plant maintenance operator. He was preceded in death by his father, Samuel Clay Lewis, on December 1, 1993. He is survived by his son, Mathew Lewis of Rawlins, Wyoming; his two daughters, Laura Lewis of Corpus Christi, Texas, and Jamie Lewis of Rawlins, Wyoming; his mother, Marilyn Catherine Lewis, Montrose; two brothers, Jerry Lewis of Osceola and Norman Lewis of Sinclair, Wyoming; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be Sunday, at Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel. Burial will be in Osceola Cemetery.

LEWIS, Effie PINKSTON
1860-1929
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Effie Pinkston was born February 12, 1860, near Calhoun. She passed away at her home in Adair, Oklahoma, Thursday at 10:15 p.m. December 26, 1929. She was married to W. T. Lewis December 17, 1878. To this union, seven children were born, one little son dying in infancy. The living children are: Mrs. C. A. Barrow, Mrs. C. A. Walker, Calhoun; Mrs. L. B. Hudson, Clinton; Mrs. J. R. Gabert, H. B. Lewis and Guy Lewis, of Adair, Oklahoma; besides the grief-stricken husband and these children, she leaves two sisters, Mrs. Sallie Morgan and Mrs. Covey Morgan; one brother, Jim Pinkston, all near Calhoun; and a host of relatives and friends to mourn her loss. She lived in Henry county all her life until about twenty years ago when they moved to Adair, Oklahoma, which had been their home since. About three years ago her health failed and for the past eighteen months she was bedfast most of the time. All that skilled physicians could do was of no avail, paralysis had fastened its hold upon her. The faithful husband, altho blind, was ever by her side, and with the loving care of children, tired to gratify every wish. She was brought to Missouri last June in hopes that change might help her but the last few weeks she seemed to be getting more helpless each day, but she talked and planned going back to her old home, so she was taken there two weeks ago and the joy that lighted her wan face when she reached her home will never be forgotten by those who saw it; but this was short, for in a few days she seemed weaker and on Christmas eve another stroke came from which she never rallied. Thursday night she went to her rest, the new day bringing to her the wonderful peace and sweetness of immortality; the eyes that closed in pain and suffering opened again to joy everlasting. She was converted in early womanhood and later united with the Baptist church of Calhoun. Her life was an open book, in her gentle unassuming way she served her Master well. This quiet, lovely life has come to its earthly close. For her is fulfilled the Master's promise, Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God. On the dear husband this blow falls hardest. For fifty-one years they have shared the sorrows and joys of life. In this humble home, love reigned supreme. It was noted her hospitality and no unfortunate was ever turned from their door. When the last stroke came she told them she was going and her last requests were carried out. Rev. J. R. Blythe conducted the funeral services at the Calhoun Baptist church at two p.m. Saturday. The burial was in the Calhoun cemetery, beneath a wealth of flowers.

LEWIS, Everett Cecil
1916-2002
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jul 11 2002 - Everett Cecil Lewis, son of William and Maude (Ireland) Lewis, was born February 6, 1916, in Salisbury, and died Tuesday, June 18, 2002, at Westwood Nursing Center, Clinton, at the age of 86 years and 4 months. Cecil was inducted into the U.S. Army on December 4, 1941. He served his country well throughout World War II. He received six Bronze Stars, the Good conduct Medal and several other awards throughout his campaign. He served as a tank driver and operated an assault gun until victory. On September 28, 1945, he was united in marriage to Helen Martha Harris of Warsaw, who survives of the home. They were blessed with 56 years and seven months of marriage. To this union were born four boys and three girls. Soon after his return from the war he began his chosen occupation which was printing at the Salisbury Press Spectator. In 1951 he purchased the Windsor Review and moved his family to Windsor. After his health deteriorated he was forced to sell the paper, although he was still able to continue working as a printer for several years. He retired after 44 years as a printer to spend his time building bird houses, fishing and playing with his grandchildren. In 1997 they moved to Clinton and when his health failed he and his wife were placed in the Westwood Nursing Center where he spent the remainder of his life. He is preceded in death by his parents, one daughter, three brothers and one sister. He is survived by his wife Helen, of the home; two daughters, Sue Ridenour and husband John, Clinton, and Jane Holt and husband Richard, Peculiar; four sons, Mike Lewis and wife Bonnie, Chaska, Minnesota, Bill Lewis and wife Sharon, Spring Hill, Kansas, Jim Lewis and wife Barbara, Clinton, and Randy Joe Lewis; one brother, Hugh Thomas Lewis of Ballwin; 10 grandchildren, several step-grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and several step-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the Vansant-Mills Chapel on Saturday, June 22. Burial was in the Clinton Memory Gardens Cemetery, Clinton.

LEWIS, Frank Junior
abt 1932-2003
Osceola Cemetery, Osceola, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, May 27 2003 - Frank Junior Lewis (JR), 71, Gladstone, a dairy-truck driver, died Thursday, May 22, 2003, at Overland Park Regional Health Center, Overland Park, Kansas. Funeral services were Tuesday, May 27, at Gasland Baptist Church, North Kansas City. Burial was in Osceola Cemetery.

LEWIS, Galena S.
1907-1992
Laurel Oak Cemetery (L), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Galena S. Lewis, 85, central Kansas City, died September 24, 1992, at Trinity Lutheran Hospital. Services will be Tuesday at the Lawrence A. Jones Linwood Chapel; burial in Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor. Mrs. Lewis was born in Windsor and lived in the Kansas City area most of her life. She was a caterer and domestic housekeeper before she retired. She was a member of the Paseo Baptist Church. She was a member of the Lucky 13 Club. Her husband, Gail Lewis, preceded her in death.

LEWIS, Gertrude PAYNE
1907-1995
Smithton City Cemetery, Smithton, Pettis Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Gertrude Payne Lewis, 87, West Plains, formerly of Warrensburg, died Sunday, November 19, 1995, at the West Vue Nursing Home, West Plains. She was born on December 13, 1907, in Bolivar, the daughter of John Houston Payne and Rosa Dee Howard Payne. On June 1, 1934, she and Howard Hadley Lewis were married in Winston. He preceded her in death on May 19, 1978. Mrs. Lewis was a homemaker and wife of a minister. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Warrensburg. She graduated in 1929 from William Jewell college with a bachelor of science in arts and education and a master's degree from Southern Baptist Seminar, Louisville, Ky. Survivors include one son, Jim Lewis of West Plains; one daughter, Elise Vail of Lake Ozark; two brothers, Weslie Payne of Higginsville, Houstin Payne of Shawnee, Okla.; four sisters, Edna Milligan of Kearney, Zena Page, Emma Newman and Edith Smith, all of Liberty; 10 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one daughter, Willena R. Pattison; two sisters, Elaine Payne and Eleanor Glossip. Funeral services were held Wednesday, November 22, at the Smithton Baptist Church of Smithton. Burial was in the Smithton City Cemetery.

LEWIS, Helen Martha HARRIS
1921-2005
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Dec 27 2005 - Helen Martha Harris Lewis was born in Deepwater on November 9, 1921, and died at Westwood Nursing Center, Clinton, December 5, 2005, at the age of 84 years and 26 days. Helen was the daughter of Alfred and Martha Dinning Harris. She is preceded in death by her husband Everette Cecil Lewis; her parents, sister, brother and infant daughter. Helen was a retired school teacher, principal and educational book consultant. She traveled throughout many states. Helen was married to Everette Cecil Lewis on October 10, 1945, in Warsaw. To this union seven children were born, Mike, Bill, Jim, Randy, Sue, Jane, and an infant daughter, who preceded her in death. In 1951 they moved to Windsor and purchased the Windsor Review paper. In 1997 they moved to Clinton. After Cecil's death in 2002, Helen moved to Westwood Nursing Center. Helen is survived by her children, Mike Lewis and wife Bonnie, Florida, Bill Lewis and wife Sharon, Spring Hill, Kansas, Sue Ridenour and husband John, Clinton, Jane Holt and husband Richard, Belton, Jim Lewis and wife Barbara, Clinton, and Randy Joe Lewis of Warsaw. As well as 15 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren, which she adored. Funeral services were held at Vansant-Mills Chapel on Thursday, December 8. Interment was in the Clinton Memory Gardens Cemetery, Clinton.

LEWIS, James A.
1937-2000
Deepwater Cemetery, Fairview Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jun 15 2000 - James A. Lewis, 63, Deepwater, died Saturday, June 3, 2000, at Golden Valley Hospital in Clinton. He was born in Deepwater, son of Quilla R. and Grace Winn Lewis, on February 14, 1937. He married Carolyn Woolery in August 1966, who survived of the home. He was a member of the Lowry City United Methodist Church, the West Central Missouri School Administrators Association, and the Missouri Association of School Administrators. James worked for Avon Incorporated, Kansas City (1955-1956 and 1958-1962). He served in the United States Army (1856-1958). He attended Central Missouri State University, Warrensburg (1961-1966). He received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration at CMSU (1966), Master of Science in Education, Secondary Administration, CMSU (1971), Specialist Degree in Secondary Administration (Superintendency) CMSU (1975). He worked for Firestone Tire and Rubber Company, Kansas City, in Accounting (1968-1969) and Independence, in Sales and Credit (1966-1968). James worked in the field of education for 30 years. He was a business education teacher, Miami R-I, Amoret (1970-1972), Secondary Principal, Miami R-I, Amoret (1972-1975), Superintendent of Schools for the Wheatland R-II School District (1975-1985), Green Ridge R-VIII School District (1985-1989), Lakeland R-III School District (1989-1994), Schell City R-I School District (1994-1996) and the Northeast Vernon County R-I School District (1996-present). He planned to retire from Northeast Vernon County R-I School District on July 1, 2000. He was preceded in death by his father, Quilla R. Lewis, and a brother, Michael Eugene Lewis. In addition to his wife, Carolyn, he is survived by a daughter, Tina, Nevada; a son, Brian, of the home; his mother, Grace Lewis; a sister, Maxine Allen; a sister, Lorraine Straw; a sister, Betty Goth; a sister, Carol Dyrland, and a brother, Carl Lewis of Clinton; a brother, Kenneth Lewis, Jefferson City; a sister, Delores Eichler, Lincoln; a sister, Joyce Straw, Boise, Idaho; as well as several cousins, nieces, nephews and friends. Funeral services were held at the Vansant-Mills Chapel on Tuesday, June 6. Burial was in the Deepwater Cemetery, Deepwater.

LEWIS, Jean Ina May NASH
1928-1997
Antioch Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Jean Ina May Lewis, daughter of the late Flossie Nash and Wayne Jackson, was born December 20, 1928, in Clinton. She died Tuesday, July 8, 1997, at the Cheviat Gardens Hospital in Los Angeles, California. Jean joined the Second Baptist Church at an early age under the pastorate of the late Rev. J. B. Bates. She was united in marriage to Joseph M. Lewis, who died in 1957. She leaves to mourn her passing nine children, four sons, Joseph Jr. of Rialto, California, Linville of Staten Island, New York, Ronald of Los Angeles, California and Craig of Kansas City, five daughters, Marva, Ina, Diane and Deanna of Springfield, and Sherri of Downey, California; 23 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mildred White and Virginia Givens of Clinton; on brother, Carl L. Nash of Clinton; nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends. Funeral services were held on Monday, July 14, at Vansant-Mills Funeral Home. Burial was at Antioch Cemetery in Clinton.

LEWIS, Jean M. MILLER
1921-2004
Laurel Oak Cemetery (L), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jul 12 2004 - Jean M. Lewis, 83, Windsor, died Saturday, July 10, 2004, at Golden Valley Hospital in Clinton. She was born June 27, 1921, in Hutchinson, Kansas, the daughter of Earl S. Miller and Bernice R. Miller. On July 15, 1961, she married John Ralph Lewis, Sr., who preceded her in death January 14, 1985. She graduated from Westport High School in 1939 and attended Kansas City College of Commerce. She worked at the home office of Western Auto in Kansas City from 1941 to 1947. She then worked at the KC Terminal Warehouse, also in Kansas City, from 1947 to 1954, when she went to work for the Rock Island Railroad Livestock office, Kansas City, where she worked for 10 years before her retirement in 1964 when she and her husband moved to Windsor. She worked for the MFA Elevator and the former Allen Hatchery in Windsor for several years before retiring to take care of her ailing husband. She was a member of Windsor First Christian Church. Survivors include two nieces, Linda Sprouse, Simpsonville, South Carolina, and Judy Fay, Peoria, Illinois; four great-nephews; two great-nieces and a cousin, Gloria Radford, Virginia Beach, Virginia. She was preceded in death by two sisters, Mildred Olson and Ellen Colson.

LEWIS, LaVon L.
1917-1993
St. Ludger Cemetery, Deepwater Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Mrs. LaVon L. Lewis, 76, Montrose, died Friday, November 19, 1993 at Research Hospital in Kansas City. She was the widow of William E. Lewis Jr., who died in 1987. She is survived by 45 nieces and nephews. Funeral Mass was Monday at St. Ludger's Catholic Church in Germantown. Burial was in St. Ludger's Cemetery in Germantown.

LEWIS, Leroy E.
1926-2005
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, May 4 2005 - Leroy E. Lewis was born July 13, 1926, in Brownington, to Willie Harvey and Mildred Parks Lewis. Leroy spent his childhood on a farm near Clinton with his loving family of 10 siblings. Leroy moved to Lincoln in 1950 to work with the Walker Brothers. On February 10, 1952, Leroy was united in marriage to Anita Meier at St. John Lutheran Church, Lincoln, Kansas. Their union was blessed with three children. Leroy worked for Walker Brothers until he joined the Army in 1952. He spent his basic training in California from June-November and then spent 19 months overseas. Leroy was proud of his time in the service and was honored to have served his country. After returning home from the Army, he returned to work for the Waker Brothers for two weeks. the opportunity arose for him to return to his love of farming. He began working for Max Crawford and moved to the Crawford Ranch with his wife Anita. Their three children were born there. These were carefree years of gardening and ranching until their son Jimmy, was lost in an accident in 1970. After 31 years on the Crawford Ranch, Leroy and Anita moved to Lincoln, where Leroy worked at Quartzite Stone Company for eight years as a mechanic. Anita continued working at Mid America Health Center. Leroy retired from Quartzite and began a career of tearing down old barns and buildings to use the lumber to build new garages and sheds for people around Lincoln. Leroy called this his hobby, but some saw it as very hard work. Then he was blessed to be able to return to the farm by helping a couple of farmers in Lincoln, working ground and helping with the cattle the last couple of years. Leroy helped Jim Zier and after Jim's untimely death helped Jim's son, Aaron, get started in farming. For the last couple of years Leroy helped John Eckart with farming and ranching. After his retirement Leroy enjoyed solving the world's problems with his friends at the coffee shop. In his spare time he enjoyed putting puzzles together and tinkering at his lot. On Sunday afternoons he could be found at the auction, trying to add to his John Deere collection. During the summer he took pride in his garden produce, looking for that giant sweet potato. Leroy was a member of St. John Lutheran Church, Lincoln, following his baptism and confirmation at Camp Robert's in California in 1952. Leroy was a dedicated, hardworking and loving husband, father and grandfather. He loved hunting and fishing with his family and friends. Leroy died on Friday, April 22, 2005, at Lincoln County Hospital at the age of 78 years, nine months and nine days old. he was preceded in death by his parents and his son Jimmy in 1970. Leroy is survived by his wife Anita of the home; a daughter Linda Hickerson and her husband Roger, Wichita, Kansas; a son Dale Lewis and his wife Barbara, Beloit, Kansas; three grandchildren, Chris Hickerson and Diane Hickerson of Wichita and Andrew Lewis and his wife Carrie, Gardner, Kansas; four brothers, Charlie of Carthage, Marvin of Sunrise Beach, Billy of Scott City, Kansas, and Edgar Lee, Clinton; six sisters, Dorothy Hetherington of Peculiar, Anna Lee James, Adrian, Ethel Lewis, Hilltop, Texas, Martha Minks, Kansas City, Helen Hatfield, Clinton, and Nellie Hedrick, Dallas, Texas; many nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends. The funeral service was held at St. John Lutheran Church, Lincoln, on Tuesday, April 26. Burial was in Lincoln City Cemetery, next to his son, Jimmy. Hall Mortuary (Post Rock Funeral Services) was in charge of the arrangements.

LEWIS, Lillie Mae CROMER
1914-2001
Deepwater Cemetery, Fairview Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Daily Democrat, Jan 2 2002 - Lillie Mae (Cromer) Lewis was born May 20, 1914, to James H. Cromer and Bessie (Johnson) Cromer on the family farm southwest of Deepwater where she lived until 1925, when they moved into Deepwater so Lillie and her sister, Ruth, could attend high school. She died at the Westwood Nursing Center, Clinton, on December 23, 2001, at the age of 87 years. In 1942 Lillie moved to St. Louis to work for Wagner Electric where she worked until 1952. Lillie and Kenneth Lewis were united in marriage in 1950. Kenneth was the son of Quilla and Gussie Lewis of Deepwater. They established their home in the Spanish lake area of St. Louis. Lillie loved and was loved by the children of the Spanish Lake area and was known as Aunt Lillie to all. They became godparents to a neighbor child. The Lewis and Vansant nieces and nephews were always welcome to visit Aunt Lillie and Uncle Kenneth in the city and there are special memories from these times. Lillie was a member of the Presbyterian Church, Clinton. She moved her membership from the Deepwater Presbyterian Church to the United church of Christ, Spanish Lake. In 1977 she moved to Clinton to be near family and friends at which time she moved her membership to the Clinton church. Preceding her in death were her father in 1933; her mother in 1963; husband, Kenneth, in 1975; a niece, Carol Sue Vansant Nightingale, 1988; sister, Ruth Vansant, 1995; nephews, Jim Lewis, 2000, and Mike Lewis, 1975. Lillie is survived by nieces and nephews, Sam and Karen Vansant, Delyon, Lydia and Corrie Nightingale, Bob and Maxine Lewis Allen, Lawrence and Delores Lewis Eichler, Richard and Lorraine Lewis Straw, Phil and Betty Lewis Goth, Joyce Lewis Straw, Steve and Carol Lewis Dyrland, Kenny and Linda Lewis, Carl Lewis, Carolyn Woolery Lewis; a sister-in-law, Grace Lewis; cousin, Russell Johnson, and a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held at the Vansant-Mills Chapel on Thursday, December 27. Burial was in the Deepwater Cemetery.

LEWIS, Lucy E. BACON
1814-1903
Englewood Cemetery (L), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Missouri, Aug 1903 - My mother, Lucy B. Lewis, was born in St. Louis county a Territory of Missouri September 3, 1814 and died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Dr. J. H. Britts of Clinton, August 13, 1903. She was the youngest daughter of Ludwell and Ann Bacon and was married to my father, Robert Lewis, in St. Louis county December 21, 1829. they had 11 children, four sons and 7 daughters, five of whom are still living. Her maternal grandfather, Lawrence Long, came from Kentucky in 1797 and settled on a large grant of land in the western part of St. Louis county and which was ceded to him by the government of the kingdom of Span and upon which he built a saw and grist mill and reared a numerous family. My mother stood in her father's door yard, on the bank of the Missouri river, and gazed on its placid waters before the steamboat furrowed the stream and geat its pathway into the sea foam. She gathered wild flowers from the Missouri valleys, whist the buffalo and the wild deer gamboled upon the surrounding hills. She lived on the outskirts of civilization and heard the war-whoop of bloodthirsty savages. She rambled through the stately forest of Missouri before the woodman's axe had marred its grandeur. She was a daughter of Missouri's nature and a mother of its civilization. My mother was a devout communicant of the Missionary Baptist Church since my earliest recollection and she lived and died in the hope of the resurrection of the dead. I treasure her life and memory as a rich and glorious heritage and commend her soul to a most merciful God, whom she delighted to serve as a humble hand maid. - Warner Lewis

LEWIS, Nellie Grace WINN
1918-2002
Deepwater Cemetery, Fairview Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 7 2003 - Nellie "Grace" Lewis, 84, Clinton died Friday, December 27, 2002, at the Golden Valley Hospital in Clinton. Grace was born February 15, 1918, in Deepwater, daughter of James Alfred and Lena Grace Cole Winn. She married Quilla Roth "Bud" Lewis, June 14, 1936, in Deepwater. Grace attended the Deepwater School and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Deepwater. After moving to Clinton from Deepwater in 1973, she attended the Clinton United Methodist Church where she was a member of the F&F group. While living in Deepwater she worked for her sister and brother-in-law, Ruth and Ray Davis, at Davis Hardware. When she moved to Clinton she babysat for many families, grandchildren and the Methodist Church. Grace was a loving dedicated child care giver to her children, grandchildren, and many other children in the community and church. Children were the joy of her life. She spent her life being a wonderful mother, homemaker and giving many children love and care. When health permitted she enjoyed trips with the F&F group from the United Methodist Church, painting quilts, crocheting, sewing, crafts and handwork. Before her death she completed a quilt for each of her 18 grandchildren. Proceeding her in death were husband, Bud Lewis, and sons, James A. Lewis, and Michael Lynn Lewis; parents, Alfred and Lena Winn; sisters, Ruth Davis and Ethel May Winn; brothers, Charles Lee Winn and James Lester Winn; nephew, Roger Winn, and brother-in-law, Ray Davis. Survivors include daughters, Maxine (Robert) Allen, Lorraine (Richard) Straw, Joyce Straw, Betty (Phil) Goth and Carol (Steve) Dyrland of Clinton, Deloris (Lawrence) Eichler of Lincoln; sons, Carl Lewis, Clinton and Kenneth (Linda) Lewis, Jefferson City; daughter-in-law, Carolyn Lewis, Deepwater and 18 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. Other survivors include nieces, Carolyn Wells and Marilyn Greer, Clinton, and Virginia Parker, Oxnard, California; also sister-in-law, Maxine McClendon and Betty Winn; cousins, Geraldine Riley, Merle Knierim and Ralph Knierim, and many other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held at the Vansant-Mills Chapel on Tuesday, December 31. Burial was in the Deepwater Cemetery.

LEWIS, Pam D. PHELPS
1957-2005
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Aug 24 2005 - Pam (Phelps) Lewis, 47, suddenly died in Laramie, Wyoming, Sunday, August 21, 2005. She was the youngest of five children born to J.D. and Catherine Phelps. She was preceded in death by her husband Donald Lewis; brother Duane D. Phelps, and sister Karen Lawler. She is survived by her children of the home, Jamie Catherine and Matthew Lewis; sister Vicki Caldwell, Girard, Kansas; brother Gary Phelps, Harrisonville; special brother-in-law Tom Lawler; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Friday, August 26, at the Methodist Church in Rawlins, Wyoming. Cremation.

LEWIS, Sammy C.
abt 1921-1993
Osceola Cemetery, Osceola, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Sammy C. Lewis, 72, of Montrose, died early Wednesday morning, December 1, 1993 at North Kansas City Hospital in North Kansas City. Mr. Lewis was born near Osceola. He had lived in Montrose the past 25 years. He worked 29 years for the Missouri Department of Conservation, retiring in 1983. He is survived by his wife, Marilyn, of the home; five sons, Clay Lewis of Hutchison, Ks., John Lewis of Abbyville, Ks., Jerry Lewis of Osceola, Norman Lewis of Sinclair, Wy., and Donnie Lewis of Rawlins, Wy.; one brother, Frank Jr. Lewis of Gladstone; 10 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be Saturday, December 4, at 1 p.m. at Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel in Osceola. Burial will be in the Osceola Cemetery.

LEWIS, Samuel Woodson
1855-1937
Englewood Cemetery (L), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Samuel Woodson Lewis died near Mt. Zion at 5:30 Sunday morning, a victim of pneumonia, which had seized him the week before. Mr. Lewis, born December 30, 1855, in Cass County, came to Henry County with his parents, as a child of eight and was reared on a farm 10 miles northeast of Clinton, the home of his parents, Robert Lewis and wife Lucy Bacon Lewis and their eleven children, among whom were Mrs. J. H. Britts, Mrs. Robert and Mrs. William Covington, all of whom are now gone. Woodson Lewis was the husband of Miss Sterling Price Covington, and they made their home in the vicinity of Garland. They had two daughters, Annie and Kate, now Mrs. Monroe of Minneapolis, Minn., and Mrs. Wm. McKinty of Washington, D.C., who survive their parents. Some 25 years ago Mr. Lewis, who was a great lover of the out-of-doors, moved to the southeast part of the county, which remained his home. He was a man of genial disposition and kindly nature, quiet and unassuming, whose violin was a great medium of self expression and entertainment in long, solitary hours, when he was weary with hunting or fishing. The funeral services were Monday at the Wilkinson Funeral Home. The body was taken to Englewood for burial in the Lewis family lot beside his mother, father and grandmother, Ann Long Bacon, whose birth date antedates that of any person resting in that City of the Dead for she had lived under the supremacy of three flags in Missouri; Spanish, French and American.

LEWIS, Sarah MILLER
1902-1993
Englewood Cemetery (L), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Sarah Lewis, 91, was born in Yale, Kansas, January 27, 1902. She died Thursday, February 11, 1993, at Westwood Nursing Center in Clinton. She was the youngest daughter of James B. and Annie Neas Miller. She graduated from school in Windsor. She married Clark Lewis December 31, 1921. They were blessed with three children, Emogene McLain and Clark Lewis Jr. of Clinton, and Betty Jane Chapin of Madison, West Virginia. She was a devoted wife, loving mother and a willing caretaker of her parents and her husband's parents in their final years. Sarah was a Christian woman, enjoying her church fully. In early life she joined Harmony Baptist Church near Windsor, but later became a member of Drake's Chapel Methodist Church with her husband Clark, and remained faithful in attendance as long as health permitted. She was preceded in death by her parents, three sisters and two brothers. She is survived by her husband of seventy-one years, three children above mentioned, a daughter-in-law Lois Lewis, a son-in-law Ron Chapin; also six grandchildren, Ron Lewis, Jeri Lewis Chitwood, Van McLain, Diane McLain Barbee, Steven Straw, and Vernon Straw; eight great-grandchildren; a number of nieces and nephews and many friends. She cherished her children and grandchildren and loved to hear the stories they had to tell her about what was happening in their lives. She will be greatly missed by her husband, family and friends. Funeral services were Monday, Feb. 15, 1993 at Consalus Chapel. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery.

LEWIS, Thelma June BENSON
1921-1993
Shawnee Mound Cemetery, Shawnee Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Thelma June Benson Lewis was born June 24, 1921, in Warrensburg, the daughter of Vernon and Vera Mae (Fox) Benson. She passed away Wednesday, April 21, 1993, at St. Luke's Hospital in Kansas City at the age of 71. She had lived for many years in Calhoun. She is survived by two sons, Vernon Lewis, Calhoun, and Larry Lewis, Birmingham, Alabama; one brother, Charles Benson, Albuquerque, New Mexico; six grandchildren; three step=grandchildren; two great-grandchildren, and seven step-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband Wilbur; her daughter Debbie; her father Vernon Byron Benson; her mother Vera Benson Beal, and her brother, Ed Benson. Funeral services were Sunday, April 25, 1993, at the Consalus Chapel, Clinton. Burial was in Shawnee Mound Cemetery, Henry County.

LEWIS, Wanda June SELL
1929-2012
Englewood Cemetery (L), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Wanda June Lewis, 83, Clinton, died Friday, October 19, 2012, at Truman Lake Manor, Lowry City. Wanda was born March 13, 1929, in Huntingdale, the daughter of Hubert and Ruby (Stroble) Sell. She was a member of the Lady Bugs in Clinton and a member of the Assembly of God Church in Carthage, as well as a member of the Clinton Christian Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, one sister, Gloria Wilson, one brother, Vernon Sell, and daughter, Pamela Lewis. Survivors include her husband, Charles William Lewis; one son, Ted Lewis and wife, Veda, Carthage; two daughters, Brenda Jones and husband, Thomas, Clinton, and Denise Winkler and husband, Art, Overland Park, Kansas; two brothers, Dal Sell of Clinton and Terry Sell of Raytown, as well as nine grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday, October 23, at Vansant-Mills Chapel, Clinton. Interment was in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

LEWIS, Wayne Ronald
1930-2002
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Sep 23 2002 - Wayne Ronald Lewis, 72, Clinton, died Saturday, September 21, 2002, at Westwood Nursing Center. Memorial services will be Friday, September 27, at the Consalus-Bradley Funeral Home. He was born June 25, 1930, in Long Beach, California, to William and Clara Daniels Throw. He was employed as a maintenance man for Green Thumb. In Long Beach he married the former Cora Smith, who survives of the home. He was preceded in death by his parents. He attended the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and the Solid Rock Baptist Church.

LEWIS, Wilbur Vernon
1939-2011
Shawnee Mound Cemetery, Shawnee Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Sep 26 2011 - Wilbur "Vernon" Lewis, 72, died on Thursday, September 22, 2011, at the Golden Valley Memorial Hospital in Clinton. Vernon was born in Warrensburg at the family home on February 17, 1939, to Herman Wilbur Lewis and Thelma June "Benson" Lewis. After graduating from high school. Vernon began a long career as a carpenter and as a real master of all trades. On September 14, 1963, he married Marilyn Ruth Theis and to this union, two children. Catherine and Michael, IV were born. Vernon was a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend. His favorite pastime was spending time with Marilyn. They were inseparable for 48 loving and happy years. Vernon is survived by his wife Marilyn, of the home; a daughter, Catherine Collins of Molts Summit; a son, Michael Lewis of Calhoun; two grandchildren, Katie and Ryan Lewis of Calhoun; an uncle, Charles Benson of Albuquerque, NM; a nephew, Larry Scott Lewis of California; two nieces, Nicki Johnson of Kansas City and Brandy Watson of Odessa; a great-nephew, Damon Lewis of California; Mike and Debbie Payne of California; very dear friend, Cathy Bartels of Green Ridge, and a daughter-in-law, Kate Lewis of Calhoun. Preceding Vernon in death were his parents; a brother, Larry Lewis and a sister, Debbie Villines. He was also preceded in death by his very best friend, Darrell Bartels. His leaving this world will create a giant hole in the lives of all who loved him. There will be a memorial service at Consalus Funeral Home of Clinton on Wednesday, September 28. An inurnment will follow the service at the Shawnee Mound Cemetery.

LEWIS, William Henry
1850-1921
Clinton MO - Dead, gone forever was the sad intelligence whispered throughout the town and country and from a distance came all that was mortal of W. H. Lewis, the end - what solemn sound as it peals mournfully through the soul when a living friend has passed away. All is now closed irrevocably. The changeful life picture has suddenly become complete and unchangeable, but dipped from this moment into the ether of the heaven it shines transfigured to endure even forever. The week day man, who was one of us, has put on the garment of eternity and become radiant and triumphant. The present is now all at once the past. Hope is suddenly put away and only the backward vistas of memory remains, shown on by a light that proceeds not from this earthly sun. To all men it is appointed once to die and the death of W. H. Lewis even for the many hearts that loved and respected him, is not a thing to be lamented, for he suffered several weeks with that incurable disease, heart trouble. Surely he went as one who wrapped the drapery of his couch around him and lay down to pleasant dreams. It is indeed a source of comfort to those left behind to know that everything was done for him that could be done by skilled physicians and that his last days and hours were soothed by constant unremitting care and attention of a devoted wife and son and willing friends ever ready to administer unto his wants. The subject of this sketch was born Jan. 27, 1850, just northeast of Lewis Station, known as the Howell Lewis farm, and departed this life March 13, at 8 o'clock p.m. He was married to Nettie Dean, Feb. 26, 1874. To this union three children were born, of whom two have preceded him - Emmett Lewis and Olave Lewis. He leaves to mourn his death a wife and son, Howell Lewis, of Lewis Station; a granddaughter, Nettie E. Lewis, of Los Angeles, Calif.; three sisters, Mrs. Lum Good of Kansas City, Mo.; Mrs. Jennie Gatewood of Lisco, Nebr.; Mrs. Emma Wiley, Calhoun, Mo. He also leaves a number of relatives and friends. He united with the Methodist Church at Drake's Chapel some 44 years ago. Funeral services were conducted at the house Monday, March 14, by Bro. Raney, pastor of the Drake's Chapel Church.

LEWIS, Zedrick C.
n/a-1899
Urich Cemetery, Bogard Twp, Henry Co, MO
Urich MO, Aug 26 1899 - Death again entered our community and took from among us one of our brightest boys. About a year ago, while skating, Zedrick C. Lewis in some way injured his foot. Very little was thought about it until about five months ago when the knee of the same limb began to pain him. The doctors pronounced it white swelling and several operations were performed, after which it was decided his life could be saved only by amputating his limb. This was done and he rallied but these hopes were blighted when about three weeks ago it was found that his lungs were badly affected. After being confined to his bed for four long months, he passed away peacefully last Sunday. During these four long months, an anxious father and mother have been by his bedside constantly and anxious friends have tendered their assistance. The boys and girls - his companions - have endeavored to alleviate his sufferings by talking to him and giving him books to read. About two weeks ago, his boy friends presented him with crutches but these he was never able to use. The entire family seemed broken hearted but what a blessing it is to know he is at rest. How pleasant and calm he looked in death. No longer were the lines of suffering marked upon his face. Think of him as he now is and strive to meet him in heaven. Funeral was at the C. P. Church and burial was in the Urich cemetery.

LIGHTBODY, Henry Clay
abt 1874-1896
Englewood Cemetery (L), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Jan 2 1897 - Died at 2:30 a.m. Saturday, December 26, 1896, Henry Clay Lightbody, aged 22. He had been a sufferer from diabetes the past two years and so insidious was the disease he was to the casual acquaintance a well man and his death was sudden and unexpected. So peaceful was his passing away, twas indeed but the rounding of a little sleep. He had many warm friends here despite a short residence. Services at the Episcopal church and burial in Englewood.

LIGHTBURNE, Alvan Richard
1909-1995
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Alvan Richard Lightburne died Sunday, September 10, 1995. His life had begun 86 years before on Sunday, June 6, 1909, in rural Liberty. After graduating from the public schools in 1928, he attended a Kansas City engineering school until the Great Depression of 1929. On January 27, 1934, Alvan Lightburne and Ruth Huntington wed. They celebrated their 61st anniversary this year. For over 30 years Alvan's main career was spent as a skilled machinist for Remington Arms, until retiring in 1971. During many of these years he also was the locksmith and owner of Liberty Key Service, retiring in 1979. Throughout his lifetime, Alvan enjoyed his family and friends, walking (long before it became popular), working at the local museum, repairing his cars and vacationing in Colorado. He was a member of the Demolay Lodge and the Clay Co. Historical Society. His parents, Alvan William and Kate Withers Lightburne, preceded him in death. Alvan is survived by his wife, Ruth, Liberty; a sister, Martha Shirley, San Antonio, Texas; two daughters, Shirlee and husband, Tom Christian, Kansas City, and Karen and Husband, Gladden Dye, Clinton. Five grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren survive him, Debbie and husband, Bob, Joshua, Melissa and Christina Cremer, Kansas City; Cathy and husband, Brian, Jonathan and Jacob Randle, Pleasant Hill; Mike and wife, Jana, Megan and Matt Dye, Clinton; John and wife, Rhonda, Heather and Brad Dye, Buckner; Tom G. Christian, Olathe, Kansas, and son, Stephen, Idaho City, Idaho. Alvan left one nephew, Jim, and wife, Pam, Michael and Lauren Shirley, San Antonio, Texas. The funeral on Tuesday, September 12, at 10:30 at Church-Archer-Pasley Funeral Home and the burial following at the New Hope Cemetery were at Liberty.

LIGHTBURNE, Ruth HUNTINGTON
1911-2004
Fairview Cemetery, Liberty, Clay Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Aug 9 2004 - Ruth Huntington Lightburne, 92, Liberty, died Wednesday, August 4, 2004, at her home. Her husband for over 61 years was Alvan Lightburne. Her parents were Claude and Elizabeth Huntington, Liberty, and her sister was Nancy Aquilina of Florida, with all four preceding her in death. Surviving her are daughters Shirlee Beth Christian of Kansas City and Karen Dye and her husband Gladden, Clinton. Beth's husband, Tom Christian, preceded her in death. Also six grandchildren and spouses Debbie and Bob Creamer, KC North, Cathy and Brian Randle, Pleasant Hill, Mike and Jana Dye, Liberty, John and Rhonda Dye, Buckner, Joseph Christian, Greenwood, and Tom G. Christian, Grandview; 10 great-grandchildren, Joshua, Melissa and Christina Cremer, Jonathan and Jacob Randle, Megan and Matt Dye, Heather and Brad Dye, all of Missouri, and Stephen Christian of Idaho. Except for a short time living at Polo, she lived her full life at Liberty from her birth to her death. She was born September 11, 1911, graduated from Liberty High School, attended William Jewell College for one year and the Dickenson's Secretarial School in Kansas City. She was a member of the Liberty Christian Church for nearly 65 years. On January 27, 1934, she married Alvan R. Lightburne. Funeral services were 1:30 p.m. Monday, August 9, at Church-Archer-Pasley Funeral Home, 119 East Franklin Street, Liberty. Burial was in New hope Cemetery, Liberty.

LIGHTLE, David L.
1938-2016
Mt. Zion Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
David L. Lightle, age 77, of Deepwater, MO, died on Tuesday, May 10, 2016 at Research Hospital, Kansas City, MO. Dave was born Thursday, September 1, 1938 in Colorado to E. C. "Curtis" and Edith Lightle. After school, Dave went to work farming and working in construction as a carpenter. He served in the United States Air Force during peace time. Dave married Wilma "Stinnett" Howell on August 5, 1988 in Lowry City, MO. He spent many years as a cattleman, farmer and carpenter. He also spent many hours putting together jigsaw puzzles with Wilma, framing many of these puzzles and giving them as gifts. Dave especially enjoyed taking his dog 'Jake' for rides in the pick-up and on the four-wheeler to check the cows. He enjoyed hunting quail and pheasant with his dog. He was always looking for ground hogs and coyotes. Dave's favorite hunting trip was back to Colorado, prairie dog hunting with his son, son-in-law and grandson. Dave will be remembered and deeply missed by his family, many neighbors and friends. David is survived by his wife, Wilma of the home; a son, Rick Lightle of Gillette, WY; a daughter, Melanie (Mark) Townsend of Marshfield, MO; a step-son, Eddie (Marcia) Hiser; 2 step-daughters, Donita (Richard) Underwood, and Kathy (Lewis) Baumgarden; 13 grandchildren, Quintin Cundiff, Michael Garner, Zephry Lightle, Karissa Lightle, Katrina Lightle, Zachary Lightle, Ashlyn Doss, Bryant Doss, Rebeka White, Gary R. Waggoner, Jason Hiser, Marissa Hiser, and Scott Baumgarden; 5 great-grandchildren, Emma Jane Doss, Taylor Waggoner, Jaxon Hiser, Toree Hiser and Tandee Hiser; 8 brothers and sisters, Eva (Sess) Davisson of LaPine, OR, William "Bill" (Freda) of Burlington, CO, Dale Lightle of Cope, CO, Carl (Carole) Lightle of Melrose, NM, Elmer (Sharon) Lightle of Cambridge, NE, Linda (Bob) Heinze of Greeley, CO, Matilda "Trudy" (Keith) Toland of Oxford, KS and Larry (Kathy) Lightle of Kearney, NE. Preceding David in death were his parents; a daughter, Mardella Lightle; and 6 brothers and sisters, Francis Lightle, Harold "Buck" Lightle, Sonny Lightle, Erma Clark, Vera Rice and Margaret "Sissy" Patten. A graveside service will be conducted on Saturday, May 14, 2016 at Mt. Zion Cemetery, Mt. Zion, MO.

LIGHTLE, Douglas Wayne
1960-1996
Maplewood & Brownington Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Douglas Wayne Lightle was born August 20, 1960, in Clinton, the son of Wayne and Margie Lightle. He died Sunday, April 7, 1996, at the home in which he resided. Doug graduated from Lakeland High School in 1979. He then went to work at the Unitog Factory in Clinton, where he worked along with his brother, Darrell, and his father, Wayne, until the factory closed 11 years later. It was then that they started ranching and Doug, Darrell and Wayne were then known as Margie's three boys. Doug loved to hunt and fish and was real proud of the farm and the animals. He also loved to tease and torment everyone with a gleam in his eyes and a smile on his face. He was loved and respected by all his neighbors and friends and especially by his family. Doug had accepted Christ as his Savior and joined the Brownington Baptist Church when he was 14 years old. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Orville Houk, and his paternal grandparents, Sam and Jessie Lightle. He is survived by his parents, Wayne and Margie Lightle, and brother, Darrell, of the home; his maternal grandmother, Mable Houk of Clinton, and several aunts, uncles and cousins and many, many friends. Graveside services were held on April 10, at the Maplewood Cemetery in Brownington.

LIGHTLE, Margie Ann HOUK
1936-2008
Maplewood & Brownington Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Sep 16 2008 - Margie Ann Lightle was born April 12, 1936, the daughter of Orville Emory Houk and Mable Evelyn Stone Houk. She entered into rest Aug. 11, 2008, at Golden Valley Memorial Hospital in Clinton at the age of 72 years. Margie was a homemaker and enjoyed her family and friends and always welcomed visits. She was active in the Brownington Baptist Church for several years. She taught Bible School, Sunday School, GA's and was the church secretary for many years until her health declined. Margie was a member of the Faith and Hope Club from 1982 until her health prevented her from attending. Margie was baptized in July 1947 and joined the Baptist church. She graduated from Deepwater High School in 1955. Upon graduating, she moved to Kansas City where she worked for Parmilee Eye Glasses and also at Woolworths, but not liking the city, she moved back to Brownington where she met Wayne and they were married Oct. 30, 1959. To this union two sons were born, Douglas Wayne and Darrell Lee. Margie was a member of the First Baptist Church of Deepwater. She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Eddie Houk, and one son, Douglas Lightle. She is survived by her husband, Wayne, and one son, Darrell, both of the home; three brothers, James Orville Houk of Montrose, Denver Eugene Houk and wife, Diana, Deepwater, Kenneth Lee Houk and wife, Darlene, Deepwater: one sister, Janice Hamby and husband, Charles, Dillon, Montana, as well as a number of other relatives and friends. Graveside services and interment were held at Maplewood Cemetery, Brownington, on Thursday, Aug. 14.

LIGHTLE, Ralph Eugene "Gene"
1944-2005
Fairview Butcher Cemetery, Quincy, Hickory Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Aug 29 2005 - Ralph "Gene" Eugene Lightle, 61, Deepwater, died Wednesday, August 24, 2005, at St. Luke's Hospital, Kansas City. He was born July 21, 1944, to Ralph and Wanda (Forehand) Lightle at Quincy. He attended Quincy elementary school and graduated from Weaubleau High School in 1962. On July 22, 1967, he married Connie VanSwearingen. He is survived by his three sons, Clint Lightle and wife Donna, Weaubleau, Tim Lightle and wife Timi, Kansas City, and Matthew Lightle, Kansas City; his mother Wanda Lightle, Weaubleau; one brother Bob Lightle, Weaubleau; two sisters, Carol Sawyers, Bolivar, and Mary Honeyfield, West Plains, and five grandchildren, Taylor, Tori, Tomi, Isaac and Breanna. He was preceded in death by his father, Ralph Lightle; his grandparents, Theodore and Rispie Lightle and Buell and Dona Forehand. After high school he began working for Riverview Cheese Plant in Osceola. He later worked for Clemens and Green in Paola, Kansas. He purchased and operated a TV repair shop in Osceola. He later worked for Costlow and Houk Insurance Agencies. In 2003 he and his friends, Terry and Carolyn Crump opened Sweet Adventures Chocolate and Candy Specialty Store in Clinton. Funeral services were held Saturday, August 27, at Hathaway Peterman Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Fairview-Butcher Cemetery, Weaubleau.

LILE, Alvia C.
1871-1933
Times Republican, Marshalltown IA, Jan 14 1933 - A. C. Lile, a resident of this city for the past twelve years, died at his home at 11:40 this morning. He had been suffering from heart trouble for the past two months. Mr. Lile was born October 25, 1871, at Chillicothe, Mo., and spent his early life in Missouri as a railroad fireman and engineer. He came to this city in 1920 to enter the employ of the M. & St. L. as a fireman and was so employed at the time of his death. On August 18 1895, he married Miss Etta Belle Bates at Clinton, Mo. Besides his wife he is survived by one son, Jesse T. Lile, at home, and a daughter Mrs. J. S. Stedman, also of this city. Another son John P. Lile was drowned at Waverly August 24, 1926. He also is survived by two brothers, Roe Lile of Springfield, Minn., and Andrew of Clinton, Mo., and three sisters, Mrs. Ella Hood and Mrs. John Estes, also of Clinton, Mo., and Mrs. Tom Carter of Gillette, Wyo. He was a member of the Baptist church and of the B. of L. F. & E. The body was taken to the Baptist temple for funeral services. Burial will be in Riverside. A. C. Lile and family formerly lived at 600 East Jefferson street in Clinton and left here in 1920. Those who attended the funeral were Roe Lile and family, of Springfield, Minn., and Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Hood, of Clinton.

LILE, Charles Marion
1841-1912
Bethlehem Cemetery, Bethlehem Twp, Henry Co, MO
Death of a Father and Husband - Charles M. Lile passed away Sat. evening Feb. 17, from complicated kidney disease, at his home three miles and a half southeast of town. He had been confined to his bed one month, although ailing several years. Mr. Lile was born in Livingston Co., Mo. March 10, 1841, and married Miss Emily Jane Gibbon, also of Livingston Co., on Dec. 19, 1868. Them came to Henry Co. in the year of 1873 and lived 5 yrs. north of Clinton, but in 1878 bought and moved to his present home southeast of Clinton. Thirteen children were born to this union. Eleven are living: Mrs. Lola Macy of Indiana; Allen Lile of Clinton, Mo.; Mrs. Tena Ward of Colo.; Harve Lile of Exira, Ia.; Ed Lile & Mrs. Kate Snorgrass of Clinton, Mo.; Rolla Lile of Nebraska City, Neb.; Jim Lile & Mrs. Rosa Ogg reside near the parental home; Roy & Lena Lile the two youngest children are at home. There are 23 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild living. Besides his wife & children, he leaves to morn his loss three sisters and one brother: Mrs. Malinda Thompson of Chillicothe, Mo.; Mrs. Jane Barlow; Mrs. Martha Nally of Stafford, Kansas; and George Lile of Calif. The funeral services were held Mon. at 10:00 a.m. in Bethlehem Church by Rev. A. N. Lindsey. The church was crowded with sorrowing friends. The remains were laid in Bethlehem Cemetery beside the two little children who had gone before.

LILE, Floyd Delmont
1910-1992
Bethlehem Cemetery, Bethlehem Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Floyd Delmont Lile was born in Henry County July 7, 1910. He passed away at the St. Luke's Hospital in Kansas City September 14, 1992, at the age of 82 years, two months and seven days. He was married to Martha Buchanan who preceded him in death in 1974. Later in life he married Mary Bryant who now survives of the home near Warsaw. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews and other relatives. He was a plumber by trade and had made his home in the Warsaw area for the past 16 years. He was a member of the Fristoe Assembly of God Church. Funeral services were 2 p.m. Wednesday, September 16, 1992, at the Consalus Chapel in Clinton. Burial was in Bethlehem Cemetery, Henry County.

LILE, James Andrew "Andy"
1869-1936
Bethlehem Cemetery, Bethlehem Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - James Andy Lile, who for years made his home with his sister, Mrs. W. J. Hood, of 604 East Ohio street, and from there had gone to work on various outlying farms, died at 11 p.m. Wednesday, April 22. He became ill two weeks ago Wednesday with flu and was quite sick. Monday he rallied and was thought better but complications set in Tuesday making him worse, and the end came the following day, brought on by hemorrhage. James Andy Lile was born September 17, 1869 at Chillicothe, Mo. the fourth of 10 children of John W. Like and Lovey Harper (sic) Lile, and as a small child came with his parents to a farm near Clinton in the Bethlehem neighborhood. While his parents were still living, he joined the Bethlehem Baptist church and remained its loyal member till God called him home. He go this schooling at Bethlehem and spent all his life cultivating the soil, which was his chief interest and at which he was really skilled. At the time of his death he had been working on a farm near LaDue and his quiet, reserved manner tempered by gentle and kind consideration for all people made him a large number of friends. He lost all of his large family save two sisters, Mrs. Tom Carter of Gillette, Wyo., who was unable to come to the funeral and Mrs. W. J. Hood of Clinton. Death has claimed four of their family in the past three years, three brothers and one sister. The funeral services were conducted Friday at Bethlehem church followed by interment there.

LILE, James Joshua
1882-1934
Bethlehem Cemetery, Bethlehem Twp, Henry Co, MO
James J. Lile Died At his home near Coal, Monday September 10 at 7:30 a. m. His health had been good until last Nov. when he became ill with ulcers of the stomach and was taken to the Kansas City hospital where he remained three weeks. All was done that medical aid could do but to no avail; he gradually grew weaker until the end came Monday morning. James J. Lile was born September 15, 1882, at the old home place, 3 1/2 miles southeast of Clinton. He was married when a young man to Miss Mary Baumann. Practically all of his life was spent near Clinton and Coal. He was home loving, finding a great pleasure in the duties and bonds of his home life, and particularly fond of visiting with his children and grandchildren. Surviving him are his beloved wife and four children, Gus of Cleveland, Ohio, Floreta of Kansas City, Kansas; James of Detroit, Mich; Floyd at home; also his mother Mrs. Charles M. Lile of Clinton; 10 sisters and brothers; Mrs. E. T. Macy of Kokomo, Ind.; Mrs. Tena Ward & Mrs. A. W. Oggs of West Plains, Colo; Mrs. Katherine White of Chicago, Ill.; Mrs. Jesse Rukes of Clinton, Mo.; Allen Lile of Peetz, Colo; Ed Lile of Joplin, Mo.; Harve and Roy Lile of Exira, Ia; Rolla Lile of Greeley, Colo. He was a member of the Freedom Christian Church. Funeral services were held at the Bethlehem Baptist Church Wednesday. Burial was in the Bethlehem Cemetery nearby.

LILE, Mary Etta BAUMANN
1882-1970
Bethlehem Cemetery, Bethlehem Twp, Henry Co, MO
Mary Etta Baumann was born in Clinton, Mo. Feb. 27, 1882, the daughter of Frank and Carolyn R. Ochsner Baumann. She passed away May 11th at the Clinton General Hospital after becoming quite ill the evening before. She was married to Jim Joshua Lile March 19, 1902 and to this marriage four children were born. Three of these now survive. They are: Floyd D. Lile of Warsaw, Missouri; Gus R. Lile of Cleveland, Ohio; and Mrs. Floretta Tillery of Valley Falls, Kansas. The fourth child, James M. Lile passed away July 18, 1964. Also surviving Mrs. Lile are eleven grandchildren, twenty-four great grandchildren, one sister, Mrs. Agusta G. Ruhl of Kansas City and a number of nieces and nephews. Mrs. Lile was baptized in the Clinton Christian Church and her membership remains there at this time. Funeral services were held May 13, 1970 at Consalus Chapel with burial in Bethlehem Cemetery in Henry County, Missouri.

LILES, Steven Eugene
1959-2002
Mt. Zion Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Daily Democrat, Oct 9 2002 - Steven Eugene Liles, 43, Clinton, died Monday, October 7, 2002, at Golden Valley Hospital. He is survived by his mother, Patricia Voss; stepfather, Donald Voss; three brothers, Tim Liles of Clinton, Mike and Larry Liles of Brownington. Graveside services will be held Saturday, October 12, at the Mt. Zion Cemetery on Z Highway, Deepwater.

LILEY, Cleta Mae ATKINSON
1908-2000
Mount Olivet Cemetery, Raytown, Jackson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 15 2001 - Cleta Mae Liley, daughter of Theodore and Rosetta (Gallagher) Atkinson, was born November 3, 1908, in Harrisonville, and died at the Sac-Osage Hospital in Osceola on December 30, 2000, at the age of 92 years. Cleta lived most of her life in the Independence area, where she worked for Roy's Cafe in Fairmont and Stevenson's Restaurant as a cook and baker. She moved to Osceola in 1977 and to Clinton in 1985 where she remained until moving back to Lowry City in 1995. She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward F. Liley. She is survived by one daughter, Jane Greer of Clinton; three sons, Edward F. Liley of Osceola, Theodore H. Liley of Berryville, Arkansas, and Harlan E. Liley, Colliersville, Tennessee, as well as 12 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the Mt. Olivet Chapel in Kansas City on Wednesday, January 3. Burial was in the Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Kansas City.

LIMOGES, Donald A.
1946-2004
Mullin Cemetery, White Oak Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 27 2004 - Donald A. Limoges was born October 14, 1946, in Sioux City, Iowa, son of Donald F. and Lenore V. Thompson Limoges. He died March 29, 2004, at the Western Missouri Medical Center, Warrensburg, after a lengthy illness of Multiple Sclerosis. He married the former Betty S. White at Urich October 5, 1985. He was a retired fire fighter with the Grandview Fire Department. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War. He was a member of the Jehovah's Witnesses Church and a ham radio operator. His parents preceded him in death. Survivors include his wife, Betty S. Limoges of the home; seven children, Jennifer Barth, Liberty, Danielle L. Barth, Urich, Nichole L. Barth, Urich, Donnie Limoges, Emma Limoges, Lola Limoges, Jimmy Limoges, all of the home; stepchildren, Al Monkewicz, Harrisonville, Sandy Bridgewater, Creighton, Vickie Esparza, Kansas City; step-granddaughter, Nina Payne, Creighton; two sisters, Patty Carrell and husband Roy A., Diane Springfield and husband Carl, all of Sioux City, Iowa. He was Dad to over 100 foster children. Graveside services were held April 1 at Mullin Cemetery.

LINCOLN, Lewis Dale
1929-2014
Laurel Oak Cemetery (L), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Lewis Dale Lincoln, 84, Raymore, Missouri, formerly of Archie, Missouri, died Thursday, May 22, 2014 at Foxwood Springs Living Center in Raymore, Missouri. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, May 27, 2014 at the Atkinson Funeral Home in Harrisonville, followed by graveside services at the Laurel Oak Cemetery in Windsor, Missouri. Lewis was born May 25, 1929 in Leeton, Missouri, the son of Hubert J. and Margaret Angeline (Edwards) Lincoln. He married Anita Evelyn Rauch on February 2, 1956. Lewis was a graduate of the University of Missouri in Columbia with a degree in agriculture. Lewis devoted his entire 33 year career in service to the U.S.D.A. He worked as a criminal investigator in the Office of the Inspector General for the last 19 years of his career, before retiring in 1986. He was a life member of the National Association of Retired Federal Employees. Lewis was a devoted Christian and served the Lord. He was a member, and had served as treasurer for several years, of Everett Community Church in Archie. Lewis was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, James Lincoln and two sons, Michael and Richard Lincoln. He is survived by his wife, Anita, of the home; four children, Patricia Leonard (Jeff), Lee’s Summit, Missouri, Theresa Kralik (Randy), Raymore, Missouri, Brian Lincoln (Cathy), Lee’s Summit, Missouri and Christopher Lincoln (Karen), Garden City, Missouri; daughter-in-law, Nancy Lincoln, Raymore, Missouri; 12 grandchildren, Jeff, Adam, Shannan, Dustin, Staci, Katlyn, Todd, Bradley, David, Becca, Nathan and Haley and 11 great-grandchildren, Maddison, Collin, Madelynn, Stormy, Teegan, Kaiya, Brayden, Riley, Kasha, Ethan and Amelie.

LINDAUER, Mary Ann HUNTER
1925-1950
Englewood Cemetery (L), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Mrs. Max Lindauer, Archie, was killed Saturday afternoon at 2:30 about three miles north of Archie on Highway 71. Mary Ann Hunter, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. P. Hunter, Blairstown, was born near Huntingdale, July 8, 1925. She had made her home near Clinton all of her life and was graduated from the Clinton High School as an honor student in 1943. She attended Missouri University where she was graduated in 1948. She taught Home Economics at Butler High School last year and was teaching in Archie, at the time of her death. June 5, 1949 she was married to Max Lindauer, also a teacher in the Archie school. Besides her husband and parents, Mrs. Lindauer leaves three brothers, Kenneth, Wilbur, and Carroll, of the home; also her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. G. T. Childers, Clinton. The body will be brought to Clinton where graveside services will be held at Englewood Cemetery.

LINDELL, Delories Irene MINNICK
1934-2007
Abilene Cemetery, Abilene, Dickinson Co, KS
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, May 11 2007 - Deloris Irene Minnick Lindell was born March 16, 1934, in Talmage, Kansas. She passed from this life April 13, 2007, at the Research Medical Center, Kansas City, having suffered for several years from an apparent lung incurable disease. The daughter of Carl and Mabel Bennett Minnick, she grew up on the farm, truly a farm girl, who enjoyed every aspect of farm life. She raised horses and enjoyed riding them from the breaking to the leisurely trot. As most children on the farm or in the city, Deloris and her brother, Joe, were not without their mischievous moments, such as their frequent egg fights. The story is told that those fun fights came to an end when their parents spied the eggshells in the barnyard. The chickens had failed to clean up the mess as they usually had done and this last time did not eat all of the broken egg shells. At the age of 10, Deloris made her good confession and accepted Jesus Christ as her Lord, being baptized on New Year's Eve, 1944, in the First Christian Church in Abilene, Kansas. It was fitting that she returned to the land of her beginning to be buried from that peaceful and meaning place of her youth. On August 19, 1968, following a previous marriage, Deloris married David Lindell, an agriculturist, and together they set out on a journey that included the raising of her two sons, Jon and Karl. Within the family, Karl remembers his mother as a loving and devoted teacher, reading the stories from the Bible and sharing fun activities with her boys, encouraging them to progress in the Boy Scout movement. She was proud of what they both had accomplished. Jon recently wrote a loving letter to his mother expressing how hard it is to put into words what her upbringing had meant to him attributing to her all that he has become. From all reports, Deloris and David accomplished their mission in many ways. Deloris developed an interest in music. She played a trombone in the band and became an accomplished pianist. She often provided the accompaniment at the church and in the community, sharing her talent in nursing homes and elsewhere whenever invited. For the past 25 or more years she taught piano to many people. One of her more mature students shared the time a youngster challenged her as to why "that old man" did not have to play in the recitals. She received her higher education by earning a certificate in Christian Education from the Old Manhattan Bible College. When her sons were in elementary school she obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in Education from Kansas State University. She enjoyed teaching and taught several levels in the church school. She was the popular teacher of the adult Open Door Class where she was considered by her students as a Bible Scholar who lived her faith through her active life in the Christian Church. In her congregation, she served in many positions of leadership, including working with youth, serving as a deacon and later an elder, a spiritual leader in the church. She served as the chairperson of such committees as the pastoral advisory committee, the church and society committee, the evangelism team and the Christian Women's Fellowship. At one time she was on the Search Committee charged with the responsibility to find a new minister and pastor. During a difficult period in the life of her congregation she was called upon to serve as chair of the Official Board. Her leadership was recognized beyond her own congregation when she encouraged the interdenominational Festival of Sharing, a statewide mission providing for people in need in Missouri and the world. Within the community she was involved with the Wild Flower Society, Henry County Historical Society and Museum and with the Henrietta Homemakers, with whom she held classes in various homemaking skills. She was an artist, a painter who shared her love of the bible through her paintings, inscribing them with words from the Scriptures. She was a quilter and enjoyed the ability to sew and make things with her hands. She was a gardener who shared with neighbors her prize-winning canned vegetables and fruits. Deloris loved her church and community and served them well as a musician, teacher, leader and friend. She will be sorely missed. Deloris was preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by her husband, David of the home; two sons, Karl Paxton of Lakeland, Colorado and Jon Paxton of Anchorage, Alaska; one brother, Joe Minnick and wife, Helen of Abilene, Kansas; sister-in-law, Frieda Hall of Wills Point, Texas; three grandchildren, Michael Paxton and wife, Stephanie, Matthew Paxton and Rebecca Paxton and four nieces and nephews, Kristine Sommers, Dan Minnick, Sharon Jones and Stephen Paxton. Funeral services were held at the First Christian Church, Clinton, on Tuesday, April 16. Interment was in Abilene Cemetery, Abilene, Kansas.

LINDENMAN, Herman Carl
1908-1991
Reform Cemetery, Prairie Twp, Bates Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Herman Carl Lindenman, son of Herman and Anna Maria (Bellach) Lindenman, was born September 14, 1908 at the farm home near Rockville, and passed away November 8, 1991 at the age of 83 years, as a result of an auto accident. His school days were spent in Fairmount School with the exception of about two years that he spent in North Dakota and he attended school while there. He was a successful farmer having spent many long hours in his chosen profession working with his father and brothers. He retired in 1981 and has lived his entire life in his farm home in the Rockville community except for the two years in North Dakota. He was baptized as an infant and confirmed into the Reformed Church (now known as the Faith United Church of Christ) of Prairie City, as a teenager. He attended faithfully and was present on Sunday preceding his death. He was preceded in death by his father and mother, 4 brothers, Arthur, Fred, Elmer and Albert, 4 sisters, Clara, Emma, and Lily Lindenman and Mrs. Freda Wilt. Survivors include one brother John of Kansas City; 3 sisters, Anna Lee and Pearl Wilson of Butler, and Olga Haverland of Lowry City. He also leaves nieces, nephews, and a host of friends. Funeral services were held Tuesday, November 12, at the Faith United Church of Christ at Prairie City. Burial was in the Reformed Cemetery.

LINDIMORE, William
1856-1939
Montrose Cemetery, Montrose, Deepwater Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - William Lindimore died at the home of his son, Collis Lindimore, three miles west of Montrose, May 31, 1939, at 9:10 p.m. He was born near McConnellsville, in Morgan County, Ohio, September 7, 1856, and came to Missouri in 1874, settling in Henry County. He was married September 11, 1890, to Martha L. Tyree, of near Montrose, where they established their home. She died Jan. 16, 1933. To this union two children were born; a daughter, Mrs. Reta Brown, of near LaDue, and a son, Collis, of near Montrose, both of whom survive. He is also survived by one brother, Con Lindimore, of Warrensburg, four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. He was converted about 50 years ago in a meeting at the Mt. Hope Church and ever remained a true follower of his Lord and Savior. After the death of his companion, his son, Collis, and family, came to live with him and were ever constant in their efforts to make his declining years ones of comfort and pleasure. He was active and sturdy for his four score, two years, until stricken ill four months ago. Through all his suffering he was patient and cheerful. The deeds of loving hands that faithfully cared for him were of no avail and his spirit was gone to rest where there is no more suffering. Though he will be sorely missed by loved ones and friends there is that assurance that he is at rest on Life's other shore. Funeral services were conducted Friday at the Montrose Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Burial in the Montrose Cemetery.

LINDLEY, Mary Irene MECKIN
1840-1904
Englewood Cemetery (L), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Missouri, Feb 20 1903 - Friday, Feb. 12, 1904, at 2:15 p.m., after one week's illness with pneumonia, Mrs. J. F. Lindley passed into the sleep of death. She was the cherished wife of J. F. Lindley of the firm of Lindley & Shackelford. She was one of those rare home women whose presence had to be sought to find the source of radiated strength, gentleness and Christian fortitude. She lived through the loved ones placed in her keeping for the Master and made duty her highest aim and pleasure. Mary Irene Meekin was born in New Albany, Indiana April 23, 1840 and was the daughter of Capt. Chas. H. Meekin, owner and captain of several of those fine old-time New Orleans steamboats that plied the Mississippi until the breaking out of the war. A painting over the mantel in the sitting room shows one of them, the Baltic, in the lead with a race with another steamer. When the war broke out, he had command of one of the boats for the government in the Marine brigade in the Ohio and Mississippi. Mrs. Lindley has one brother and two sisters still residing in New Albany. She married J.F. Lindley there November 3, 1859 and lived there until September 1870, when they moved to Evansville, Indiana where Mr. Lindley conducted one of the leading mercantile establishments. November 29, 1894, Thanksgiving Day, the family arrived in Clinton, since which they had made their home and interests in Clinton, cherished by all for all their good qualities. The children are: Rebecca Irene, Martie E., Mrs. H. W. Shackelford and one son, James F. Lindley, who lives in Indianapolis, Ind. but who arrived in time to bid good-bye before the Sweet Chariot arrived that bore Mother to her home on high. James F., Jr. has two sons, Stacy Bradford Lindley, aged 20, who attends school at Purdue University, and Hiram Reed Lindley, aged 18, who arrived in time for their grandmother's funeral. The three other grandchildren are the children of W. H. Shackelford - Nora Irene, Mary Marthy and Wm. H. Jr. Little Billie Shackelford, as he is called in Clinton, clung close to Grandpa and whispered "That he prayed to God every night to make Grandma well but he guessed it was best or He wouldn't have taken her." The funeral was conducted from the residence in West Clinton and burial was in Englewood.

LINDSAY, Allie Marie SCRANTON
1924-2006
Urich Cemetery, Bogard Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 16 2006 - Allie Marie Lindsay, daughter of Edgar McDonald Scranton and Laura (Little) Scranton, was born in Henry County on September 4, 1925. She died at Westwood Nursing Center, Clinton, on January 4, 2006, at the age of 80 years. She was married to Floyd E. Lindsay. They lived in Urich where they owned and operated a gas station, restaurant and grocery store. Floyd preceded her in death November 26, 1984. She was a member of the Urich Baptist Church until moving to Clinton. She then moved her membership to Northeast Baptist Church where she was a faithful member. Allie is survived by one son, Jim Lindsay; one granddaughter Tara Richardson; one great-grandson Dillon Richardson, all of Clinton, and one brother Don Scranton of Sacramento, California. Graveside services and interment were held at Urich Cemetery on Friday, January 6, under direction of Vansant-Mills Funeral Home of Clinton.

LINDSAY, James DeWitt
1857-1930
Englewood Cemetery (L), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Judge Lindsay Found Dead - Former Henry Countain's Heart Fails At Home In Jefferson City - Judge James D. Lindsay was found dead on the sleeping porch of his home in Jefferson City, Monday morning about nine o'clock by his wife. He ad awakened her about 6 a.m., saying his arm hurt. She applied a hot water bottle, replenishing it several times and went downstairs for a few minutes to give the maid instructions. Returning she found him dead. He had been suffering with hardening of the arteries for some time and the physician called said nothing could have been done. Judge Lindsay was born November 7, 1857, north of Clinton, on the farm owned by his father and now known as the Taylor Lindsay place. He attended the public school, then came to Clinton and attended a private school conducted by C. C. Dickinson. He went to Central College at Fayette and graduated with a Master's Degree in 1880. He came to Clinton and made his home with the late Judge Parks and read law in the office of Judge F. E. Savage. He was admitted to the bar in 1882 and moved to Windsor, where he was associated in the law office with James Allen. He lived in Windsor until 1891, when he moved to Clinton and opened a law office. He was elected as prosecuting attorney of Henry county in 1894 and reelected in 1896. He was elected as probate judge of the county in 1898 and reelected in 1902. In 1908, he was elected as representative from Henry county to the 45th General Assembly in Missouri. After these offices expired, he practiced law in Clinton until 1916, when he was appointed as assistant attorney for the Missouri Public Service Commission. Judge Lindsay was appointed commissioner for the Supreme Court in January 1923, to fill the unexpired term of Judge William T. Ragland. He was appointed in April 1923, for four years and again reappointed for a term of four years, to expire April 13, 1931. Judge Lindsay was one of three commissioners in division No. 1 of the supreme court. A supreme court commissioner is equal in rank to a justice, with the exception that commissioners do not vote on opinions of the court. The court en banc will appoint a commissioner to succeed him. Little Jim Lindsay was born and raised in the big out-of-doors on the farm of his parents, north of Clinton. His mother was a school teacher, who encouraged her children to study the best things in life. There were many hardships when Jim was a lad, as his father served in the Confederate army. Jim was the oldest child and his mother's helper. There was much to be done, including the cutting of the firewood, but the faithful lad would tug the big sticks up to the house and hack the wood until it would come in two, ready for the fire. His small hands and tiny back made it almost impossible. It was then that he showed the beginning of a useful career, determined to always do his best, never failing to the very end. In the old Lindsay home, there were good books and his mother guided his reading. His sister recalls seeing him many times, lying in the grass, studying history, biography and other things useful, which aided his development. His brain became the storehouse of information, which prepared him for the high position he later held in the supreme court of Missouri. It is said that his opinions were seldom, if ever, reversed, as he had an analytical mind to think things through. He was quiet, dignified, almost reserved, but made friends easily on account of his generous nature. He was an ardent Democrat, ever true to his party. He was held in equal respect by the Republicans and his friends were amazed to see him reappointed under a Republican governor. His friends afterward heard the Governor say, that Judge Lindsay's dignity and knowledge impressed him so that he made the appointment, although Judge Lindsay had said very little when appearing before him. Reading was always his favorite pastime and he read and reread the works of Hawthorne, Shakespeare and Ruskin, and other classics, stocking his mind with the best literature. For a number of years, he was in poor health, but determined to get well, walked from six to ten miles a day to give him the necessary exercise and maintained a diet of raw food for many months until his health was restored. He kept up his exercise and out-of-door living, so few people realized that he was a man of 73 years of age, as he was always erect in posture an clear of eye. When a boy, he became an intimate friend of the late Peyton A. Parks and they were ever like brothers, counseling together, not only on law questions, but on all questions that concerned their life and those with whom they came in contact. The death of Mr. Parks was one of the great sorrows of his life. He was held in the highest esteem among the members of the bar, who knew him to be a worker in detail, always exact, honest and honorable. In his law practice, he always refused what he considered an unjust case. While attending the Central College at Fayette, he was converted and united with the M. E. Church, South and held membership in the Clinton church for many years. He had a fine bass voice and read music with ease, singing in the choir of the M. E. Church, South, of Jefferson City. He was united in marriage with Miss Anna Livingston, December 16, 1884. He was devoted to his wife and two daughters, Mrs. Harry C. Wilson, of St. Louis, and Mrs. Burnett Goss, of Tulsa, Okla. Their home life in Clinton was very beautiful. He built the attractive house now occupied by his niece, Mrs. Harry Gilbert, her husband and family, on East Jefferson street, where he lived until he and his wife went to Jefferson City on official business. He always maintained his legal residence in Clinton and returned for each primary and election to vote. The primary this August was the first time he ever voted with an absentee ballot. He loved this home on East Jefferson street and refused to sell it numbers of times, saying that some day he was coming back to live, so the funeral will be held there as this was the place he loved better than any other place in the world. Judge Lindsay made friends of people in every station of life. The old negro woman who cooked for his family when his children were small, and who now lives in Clinton, when she heard of his death, sobbed silently and said: "Mr. Lindsay sho' was a good man. I never saw him mad in my life. He was so fine in his home, always good to his wife and chilluns." After all, the true index of a man's life is found in his home and you can really get the key from an old negro servant who knows her white folks. Besides his wife and two daughters, he leaves four grandchildren and one sister, Mrs. S. J. Lane, on North Third street. This sister is the only remaining member of the family. He was a good brother, never forgetting her, always remembering to do the things she needed. His daughter, Mrs. Wilson, was touring Wisconsin with her husband and they were unable to reach her until Tuesday. She wired they would drive to Chicago, then come by plane to Jefferson City. The funeral will be conducted Thursday morning, August 21, at his late home in Jefferson City. His body will then be brought to Clinton and funeral held Thursday at 3 p.m. at his late home on East Jefferson street, now occupied by his niece, Mrs. Harry Gilbert, and husband. Burial in Englewood. Mr. and Mrs. Will Livingston, of Clinton; Mr. and Mrs. Fred Livingston, Mrs. Clem Roberts and son, John of Windsor, went to Jefferson City to be of any assistance possible. Mr. and Mrs. Burnett Goss and two daughters, of Tulsa, Okla., also arrived there Tuesday.

LINDSAY, Joshua P.
1830-1898
Urich Cemetery, Bogard Twp, Henry Co, MO
Urich Herald, Urich, Henry Co MO, Thursday May 12 1898 - Died, at the home of his son, Thos. F. Lindsay, in this city, Friday, May 6, 1898, Joshua Lindsay, aged 68 years, 11 months and 16 days, after only one day's illness. The deceased had been a devout member of the Christian church for nearly 30 years, against whom we have never heard one word of criticism. He was kind, forbearing and forgiving in all acts of life. Rev. C. W. West, of Gunn City, conducted funeral services at the Christian church at 2 o'clock p. m. Sunday, after which the remains were followed to the cemetery by perhaps the largest concourse of friends seen in one funeral procession for a long time. Thus, without one moment's warning, ended the life of one of Urich's best old citizens whose example of religious life and friendship for all mankind is well worthy of emulation. The deceased leaves seven children to mourn his loss, all of whom were present at his funeral but Mrs. Wilt. They are as follows: Mrs. Mollie Wilt, Dalton City, Ill., W. E. and W. S. Lindsay, of Huron Kan., Mrs. T. P. Clark and Miss Jessie Lindsay of Edgar, Neb., Clifton R. Lindsay, Prosperity, and Thos. F. Lindsay, Urich, Mo.

LINDSAY, LaVerne MASONBRINK
1915-2005
Grant Cemetery, Creighton, Cass Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, May 18 2005 - Mrs. LaVerne Lindsay of Clinton was born September 30, 1915, near Creighton, the daughter of Charlie Wade and Oleta Lee (Miles) Masonbrink. She departed this life Monday, May 9, 2005, at Clinton Healthcare and Rehabilitation at the age of 89 years, seven months and nine days. On July 17, 1936, LaVerne was united in marriage to Charles William Lindsay in Clinton. LaVerne was employed as head cook for Sherwood Cass R-VIII School District, Creighton, until her retirement. Earlier she had been a rural school teacher. LaVerne was a member of the United Methodist Church, Saturday Club and the Jolly Homemakers Extension Club, all of Creighton. She had attended Central Missouri State Teachers college, Warrensburg, and Southwest Missouri State Teachers college, Springfield. LaVerne had lived at Creighton before moving to Clinton in 1992. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Charles on April 3, 1991. She is survived by a son Charles Ray Lindsay, Clinton; a daughter Emilee Snow, Warrensburg; three grandchildren, Dawn Snow, Susan Jensen and Scott Bone; two great-grandchildren; one brother, Rolla Masonbrink; other relatives and many friends. Funeral services were held Saturday, May 14, at the United Methodist Church, Creighton, with interment in the Grant Cemetery near Creighton.

LINDSAY, Nancy Calisto Depriece STONE
1820-1892
Englewood Cemetery (L), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Mrs. N. C. Lindsey, an estimable woman, breather her last on Wednesday at 9:22 a.m. after a week's illness of apoplexy and bowel trouble. She had not been well since having the grip in December. She was born in Stokes county, N.C. and come to Henry County in 1847. She married James M. Lindsey September 23, 1848. Mrs. Lindsay lost a stepson, two daughters and her husband in less than one month. Mr. Lindsay died August 28, 1864 and another daughter a year later and, in 1869, she was called upon to part with another beautiful daughter, Nannie, remembered by many in our midst. Mrs. Flavia Calvird is the last child, who with her husband, little daughter, son and countless relatives and friends, mourn the loss of a noble mother and friend. Mrs. Lindsey was ever present to sympathize and aid in sorrow and adversity. The sick were cheered by her presence and, at the ripe age of 72, she was allowed to go to her Father's home above where care is no more. Funeral at the Southern Methodist Church and the remains were followed to Englewood by a long train of sorrowing friends.

LINDSAY, Reuben Taylor Jr.
1861-1927
Englewood Cemetery (L), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Taylor Lindsay, one of the most prominent citizens of Henry county, was found dead by the side of his horse about a mile and a half from his home Monday morning about 10 a.m., by Wren Smith, one of the employees of the farm. He had accompanied this young man that morning to "cut out" some hogs for shipment. Young Smith insisted on helping Mr. Lindsay get the hogs in. Young Smith said he had not been away but a few minutes when he came back and found Mr. Lindsay on his side dead, the hogs already put thru the gate, the horse's bridle hanging down and the stick still in Mr. Lindsay's hand. He had evidently been overcome from the heat, as it was extremely hot that morning and it looked as if when he had dismounted he had started to the shade tree, but had fallen before reaching it, a heart attack causing his death possibly instantly. Dan, his saddle horse, was standing, keeping guard when Mr. Lindsay was found. Reuben Taylor Lindsay was born November 2nd, 1861, at the home farm where he was reared and lived until Monday, Sept. 5, 1927, when he went into eternity. This farm was settled, entered and bought by his father, R. T. Lindsay, Sr., direct from the United States Government, he being the second settler in Fields Creek township. The late Nathan fields was the first settler. The Lindsay family was among the oldest settlers of this county, coming here from their home in North Carolina in covered wagons, as it was before the day of other transportation. They were Democrats of the old South, slave holders and people of wealth but always putting honor and honest first. fortunate, indeed, it was for Henry county, when they decided to locate here. Young Taylor Lindsay underwent the hardships of the war period, as he was born the first year, when his father was fighting for the cause he loved in the Southland, while his young wife and three small children were here with the slaves. She was a wise woman and taught her children to be quiet and uncommunicative with the many strangers who came to their home during this period of strife. Taylor learned many sides of life. Coming from the best of parentage, naturally early in life he learned the highest principles from which nothing swerved him in later years. His father was a leader of community affairs, directing the affairs of the church, his home always being the abiding place for the ministers as they came. Young Taylor was sent to Clinton Academy, later to Central College at Fayette. While in college he was converted and united with the M. E. Church South, later moving his membership to the Huntingdale church, where he remained a faithful member until that church disbanded and he placed his membership in the Franklin M. E. Church, of Clinton, during the pastoriate of Dr. Wesley Smith. Mr. Lindsay was united in marriage June 19, 1889, to Miss Sallie Royston. She survives with their only daughter, Ruby, now Mrs. Jas. S. Spangler. There is one granddaughter and three grandsons. Mr. Lindsay leaves one brother, Judge Jas. D. Lindsay, of Jefferson City, and one sister, Mrs. Sallie J. Lane, of Clinton. It can be truly said that Mr. Lindsay never had an enemy. He was a man of few words, but with a ready, friendly smile for all. His word was as good as his bond, and he had the utmost faith in his fellow man. He had always been one of the largest cattle feeders in the county and bought corn and feed from far and near. Many a time when a family was in need, had he paid for a corn crop yet unplanted in order to make it possible for the man, who through sickness or other misfortune needed the money. Seldom was this trust violated, for they loved Taylor Lindsay. He had sound business judgment and looked at the world unprejudiced, as his own life was clean. As a result of this his friends and even chance acquaintances came to him for advice not only on finance, but also in regard to other important matters pertaining to their lives. He never violated their confidence, and gave to them his best judgment, which they usually followed. His courtesy was unfailing on all occasions. He nearly always assisted the boys on the farm driving the cattle and hogs to market, and was always most appreciative of everything they did, also of any passerby whom they met on the road, who would assist in any way, he never failed to express his thanks. These little things are what make the perfect gentleman, of which there are so few. He inherited wealth, which he considered a trust, and added to it as the years went by until now his farm contains over 2,000 acres with one of the most attractive modern houses in the county. A portion of this is a part of the house built by his late father. He worked early and late, seeing to every detail of the big estate. Nothing was left unnoticed by him. He had known how to do everything on the place and could usually be seen out helping the boys in some way. The hottest sun in mid-summer and the coldest blizzard in winter found him ever watchful and working to see that everything alive on the place was comfortable. He was loved, not only by his employees, but by the domestic animals on the farm. The grief of his faithful saddle horse Dan, who is 17 years old, is pathetic, as Wednesday morning found Dan back at the spot where they found his master dead. Dan had always been devoted to Mr. Lindsay, following him about like a dog and seemed to intuitively know always what Mr. Lindsay wanted to do in the cattle driving. Mr. Lindsay has left a heritage of worldly goods to his loved ones, which is surpassed by the heritage of his good name and the example of his life. Every life that has come in contact with him was been made better and sweeter. He was generous always to the needy and poor. A load of coal, an order of groceries or other things found their way to the needy, with never a word said, as from whence they came. He was a real steward of the Lord. For not only to individuals, but to his church, other churches, the Y. M. C. A., and to other worthy organizations his subscription went regularly. No worthy cause or a person in need was refused. Mr. Lindsay had been assisted in every good work by his beloved wife, on whom his death comes as a crushing blow. She is also beloved by all who know her far and near as she is generous in thought and deed always. The writer has written many obituaries but never of a life of a man so filled with good deeds and so nearly coming to the Christian standards as Mr. Lindsay. The entire community mourns with those nearest him because of his death, but all are better for him having lived. The funeral services were conducted at his late home six miles north of Clinton by Rev. Selah, Tuesday afternoon. Interment in Englewood.

LINDSAY, Reuben Taylor Sr.
1827-1891
Englewood Cemetery (L), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Eye, Apr 4 1891 - Died, at his residence in Fields Creek township, R. T. Lindsay, March 28, with pneumonia, after being sick two weeks. Born in Rockingham county, N.C. April 3, 1827 and became a resident of this county in 1839. On the 28th of April, 1856, he married Margaret C. Stone, who died March 2, 1881. Four children: James D. and Reuben Taylor Lindsay and Sarah J. Lane, wife of S. M. Lane, living in Clinton; and John S. W. Lindsay, who died November 27, 1886. He was married the second time, in 1881, to Mrs. Annie Cummings, who survives him, now recovering from a serious illness. He made a profession of religion while a soldier in the Confederate army and united with the M. E. Church south. A devoted father and loving husband, now in that long and peaceful rest at Englewood.

LINDSAY, Susan I. MYERS
1957-2013
Laurel Oak Cemetery (L), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Susan Lindsay, 56, of Windsor, Missouri, died Thursday morning, June 13, 2013, at the Golden Valley Memorial Hospital, Clinton, Mo. She was born May 19, 1957, in Kansas City, Kansas, the daughter of Elbert Louis Myers, Sr., and Thora Irene (Flinn) Myers. On June 21, 1985, in Kansas City, Mo., she married Arthur Mark Lindsay and he survives of the home in Windsor. Susan was a full-time mother and grandmother. She enjoyed collecting things, especially antique toys she played with as a child. She liked being able to introduce her grandchildren to toys from her own childhood. Crafting, gardening, and reading science fiction and fantasy books were things that took up her spare time. She was an ordained non-denomination minister and had the privilege of officiating over the marriage for several of her children. In addition to her husband, Mark, survivors include 10 sons and 4 daughters: Douglas Morris and his wife, Elizabeth, Windsor, Mo.; Jacob Morris and his wife Stefanie, Clinton, Mo.; Jerette Morris and his wife Priscilla, Clinton, Mo.; Jason Morris and his wife Holly, Clinton, Mo.; Joshua Lindsay, San Francisco, California; Billy Lindsay and his wife Hannah, Lincoln, Mo.; Kara Penrose and her husband Jamie, Jackson, Mo.; Katy (Lindsay) Albin, Leeton, Mo.; Marki Allen and her husband Micheal, Independence, Mo.; Arthur “Mark” Lindsay II, Overland Park, Ks.; Micheal Lindsay and his wife Rachel, Windsor, Mo.; MaKayla Lopez and her husband Richard, Windsor, Mo.; Matthew Lindsay, Windsor, Mo.; and Timothy Still and his wife Toki, Excelsior Springs, Mo.; 23 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; a brother, Terry Myers, Kansas City, Kansas; and also her beloved pug dog, Cricket. She was preceded in death by her parents, 2 brothers, Danny Myers and Elbert Myers and 3 sisters. Graveside services will be Monday, June 17, 2013, at the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor, Mo.

LINDSAY, Teresa Jean PENNINGTON
1964-2004
Maplewood & Brownington Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Aug 26 2004 - Teresa Jean Lindsay, 39, Brownington, died Wednesday, August 25, 2004, at her home. She was born December 30, 1964, in Independence, the daughter of Choise and Shirley (Weir) Pennington. She is survived by her father, Choise Pennington, Brownington; her daughters, Mattie Nicole and Christina Jean Lindsay; her brothers, Vernon Clark Pennington of Massachusetts, Charley Choyce Pennington of Kansas, Henry Leroy Pennington of South Carolina and Darrell Franklin Pennington of Missouri; her paternal grandmother, Edna Pennington of Eldon; her maternal grandmother, Betty Weir of Clinton and several aunts, uncles and cousins. Her mother Shirley, preceded her in death on August 16, 2001. She had previously worked in the reservation center for Marriott Hotel in Omaha and was a homemaker, caring for her two daughters. She was a member of the Parks Chapel Baptist Church. Funeral services will be held Sunday, August 29, at Sickman-Dunning Funeral Home in Clinton. Interment will be in Maplewood Cemetery in Brownington.

LINDSEY, Blanche "Trixie" RIGGS
1919-2005
Laurel Oak Cemetery (L), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Mar 21 2005 - Trixie Lindsey, 85, Windsor, died Friday evening, March 11, 2005, at her home in Windsor. She was born September 17, 1919 in Bowen, the daughter of James Elijah Riggs and Ida Mae (Davis) Riggs. On February 15, 1941, in Calhoun, she married Ernest Leonard Lindsey, who preceded her in death April 15, 1989. Trixie was a certified nurses aid and a certified medical technician and had worked at the former Windsor's Resthaven Nursing Home and the Windsor Healthcare and Rehabilitation center for 36 years before her retirement in 2001. She was a member of Grace Community Church, Windsor, and a former member of Calvary Baptist Church, Windsor, where she taught Sunday School for many years. Trixie was a "homebody" and enjoyed working crossword puzzles. Survivors include two daughters, Dixie Eberting and her husband Steve, Clinton, and April Wood and her husband Ernest, Windsor; four grandchildren, Chad Eberting and his wife Jodie, Lindsay Powelson and her husband Andy, Janae Eberting and Courtney Lamb and her husband Travis, and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition her her husband Trixie was preceded in death by a son Michael Gene Lindsey; three brothers, William, James and Harry Riggs, and a sister Margaret Craig. Funeral services were Monday, March 14, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial was in Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

LINDSEY, Lydia Elizabeth BILLINGS
1923-1994
Urich Cemetery, Bogard Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Lydia Elizabeth Lindsey, 71, RR 1, Deepwater, died October 27, 1994, at Research Medical Center. She was born in Urich and had lived in Deepwater the past 14 years. Survivors include her husband, Ronald Lindsey of the home; five sons, Bill Lamb, Kansas City, Donald Lamb, Deepwater, Mark Lindsey, Belton, Tony Lindsey, Deepwater; Steven Lindsey, Pleasant Hill; two daughters, Lydia McGenney, Salt Lake City, Utah, and Lynda Sanders, Gladstone; one sister, Ida Gard, Kingsville; 12 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

LINDSTROM, Bert Carl
1898-1939
Englewood Cemetery (L), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
BERT C. LINDSTROM DIES -- Vice-President and Superintendent of Hatchery in Which He Helped Develop -- Bert Lindstrom, superintendent and vice-president of the Lindstrom hatcheries, who had been seriously ill since late summer, died at St. Luke's Hospital in Kansas City at 2:30 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 11, 1939. He had been taken to the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., in September, and after his return had gone back and forth to Kansas City for treatment. He went to the hospital the Monday before his death, hoping to be relieved of the intense pain he suffered. Conscious to the last, he found courage in the presence of his wife, brothers and sister, who had remained near him in all his illness for it was truly characteristic of them as a family that they were "together in all things, even to the end." Bert Carl Lindstrom, third child of Mr. and Mrs. C. J. Lindstrom of East Clinton Street, was born June 20, 1898, in Clinton. He was baptized in the Lutheran Church as a child and was educated in the Clinton grade and high schools, a likable, kindly dispositioned boy, who in his youth gave promise of the genial, generous man he became. July 3, 1922, Miss Elizabeth Schiebel of Osceola became his wife and two daughters were born to them, Mary Louise, who is a senior in the high school and Ellen Jean, in the fourth grade at Washington School. Together they enjoyed work and play, taking trips frequently, cultivated mutual interests and found real happiness within their family group and with others of their relatives. Second to being an ideal father, son and husband, Mr. Lindstrom was a fine neighbor, an interested school patron, member of the Elks and W.O.W. and all community enterprises. When the hot lunch season was on in the public schools, he saw that a sufficient quantity of eggs were supplied for Washington grade children and often brought them to the school himself. Through his daughters, all school enterprises were supported and they tangibly felt his interest. The loss of a good man is always deeply felt, not only by his own, but his community—and such was Bert Lindstrom. His business ability was augmented by the congeniality of his work and the affable cooperation between himself, his two brothers, Elmer, founder of the hatcheries, Wilbur, and their one sister, Mrs. J. Clinton Reid, of Kansas City, the four of whom hold equal interests in the hatcheries that carry their name. Theirs was an accord of feeling not often seen. Surviving Mr. Lindstrom are his widow, their two daughters; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. J. Lindstrom of Swedish ancestry; one sister, Mrs. J. C. Reid, of Kansas City, and two brothers, Elmer A. and Wilbur, of Clinton. Funeral services were conducted Monday at the Spore & Son Funeral Home, and the body was laid to rest in Englewood.

LINDSTROM, Mary Helen
1930-1930
Englewood Cemetery (L), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Mary Helen, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Lindstrom, who died Sunday morning, was tenderly laid to rest in Englewood Sunday afternoon, after a brief service at the grave conducted by Rev. Shockley, in the presence of immediate relatives and friends. Mary Helen was a large beautiful baby and her coming early last Friday morning brought great joy to the home of her father and mother; but when it soon developed that she could not live, it brought great sorrow not only to the parents, but to the many relatives and friends. No community has ever been so stirred over the death of an infant, as the death of Mary Helen. The sympathy of their many friends go out to the bereaved parents.

LINDSTROM, Odessa Mae MORGAN
1920-2004
Hickory Point Cemetery, Green Ridge, Pettis Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jun 25 2004 - Odessa Mae Lindstrom, 84, Columbia and formerly of Windsor, died Tuesday evening, June 22, 2004, at the Columbia Manor Health Center in Columbia. She was born April 28, 1920, in Hickory county, near Preston, the daughter of Thomas Wilson Morgan and Odessa (Walker) Morgan. On November 19, 1938, in Neosho, she married Oscar Fredrik Lindstrom, who died April 7, 1969. She was a homemaker and also worked at the former Windsor International Shoe Factory for over 30 years. Survivors include a daughter, Sandy C. Thomas and husband, Don, Columbia; three grandchildren, Edward, Frederick and Juanita; a great-grandson, Caleb Wade; a sister Evelyn Dillinger, California, Missouri; a brother, Clifford Morgan, Warsaw, and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a son, Wade Lindstrom in 1997, and an infant brother George Morgan. Funeral services will be Saturday, June 16, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial will be in Hickory Point Cemetery, near Green Ridge.

LINEBERRY, Laverna R. COX
1919-2006
Englewood Cemetery (L), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Aug 10 2006 - Laverna R. Lineberry, daughter of Henry C. and Hattie C. (Collet) Cox, was born May 26, 1919, in Mendon. She died Monday, July 24, 2006, in Atlanta, Georgia, at the age of 87 years. Laverna had lived in Clinton for 64 years before moving to Canton, Georgia in January 2005 to live with her son and daughter-in-law, Wayne Dale Lineberry (Sandy). She was a member of the Clinton United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband Charles Oren Lineberry, and her parents, Henry and Hattie Cox. She leaves her son and daughter-in-law, Wayne Dale Lineberry (Sandy), Canton, Georgia, grandson and wife, Dale Lineberry (Nancy) and two great grandchildren, McKenzie and Sean of Cumming, Georgia. Services were Monday, July 31, 2006 at Vansant-Mills Funeral Home, burial in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton, Missouri.

LINENBERGER, Alvena Victoria SCHALLERT
1922-2016
St. Marys Cemetery, Montrose, Deepwater Twp, Henry Co, MO
Alvena Victoria (Schallert) Linenberger, daughter of Gottlieb and Agnes (Dampf) Schallert, was born July 8, 1922, in Montrose. She was the fourth of seven children. Alvena departed this life peacefully at Medicalodge of Butler on July 15, 2016. Alvena's life span of 94 years took her through many experiences. As a young girl and woman growing up in the 1920s and 1930s, her world centered on the home. She learned how to cook, clean and sew. With the outbreak of World War II, all four of Alvena's brothers were called to serve their country. During this period, Alvena took over their duties, helping with the farm chores. Times were not easy. However, toward the end of the war, Alvena's life was to change forever. She met a war buddy of her brother, "Clip." This outgoing, talkative, handsome young man in uniform swept her off her feet. Opposites do attract and on October 1, 1945, she married Elmer Linenberger. To this union, four children were born, Phyllis, Danny, Vicki and Ted. Throughout their 67 years together, Elmer and Alvena lived in Washington, KS, (Elmer's home town), Kansas City, Montrose and Deepwater. Alvena was an excellent homemaker, mother and lifetime partner. She belonged to Immaculate Conception Church in Montros'e. She was active in the Altar Sodality and St. Mary's P.T.O. Alvena was bookkeeper for over 30 years for the St. Mary's Cemetery Committee. For enjoyment, she quilted and did embroidery. Alvena and Elmer enjoyed many years traveling the USA. They spent 10 years wintering in Texas with Alvena's sister and brother-in-law, Pat and Elton Cook. In 1980 they built their country dream home. Alvena and Elmer enjoyed watching birds, deer and turkey from their front porch and kitchen bay windows. Many evenings were spent playing cards at the kitchen table with family and friends. Their lives ended together on August 10, 2013. After a hard battle, Elmer lost his life to cancer. Alvena led a quiet life after his passing and her health was failing. Her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren always knew she loved them, but knew it was time to be reunited with her loving husband. Alvena was preceded in death by her parents; siblings, Magdelene, Bernard (Helen), Maurice (Lucille), Cletus "Clip" (Waneta), Lawrence (Beverly), and brother-in-law, Elton Cook; beloved Linenberger in-laws, spouses, nieces and nephews. Survivors include her four children, Phyllis Sickman (Rick Jackson), Danny Linenberger, Vicki Westhusing (Dale) and Ted Linenberger; grandchildren, Shelley Dominguez (Jeff), Todd Sickman, Greg Westhusing, Phil Westhusing (Angie), Andy Westhusing, Dr. Kim Cortes-Gurule (Joseph), John Linenberger and Katie Hilty (Mason); great-grandchildren, Lola Westhusing, Evey Dominguez, Austin and Brody Westhusing and Wyatt Hilty; sister, Pat Cook; brothers and sisters-in-law, Edna Moore, Jack (Bonnie) Linenberger, Agnes Marsteller (Ray), and Phil Linenberger, as well as a host of family and friends. Funeral Mass will be at Immaculate Conception Church, Montrose, on Wednesday, July 20. Interment will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Montrose.

LINES, Matthew N.
abt 1864-1933
Clinton MO - Former Clintonian Died - Mr. and Mrs. Frank Renfro, who live on East Elm street, have received a newspaper clipping announcing the death of Matthew Lines, who formerly lived in Clinton and worked at the wagon making trade years ago with Mr. Renfro. Deceased married Major Thos. Day's daughter, who lives northeast of Clinton. The following was taken from the Denver Colorado Post: Matthew N. Lines, 69, assistant railway engineer of the public utilities commission and former state senator from Fremont county, died early Friday in Mercy hospital following a long illness. Mr. Lines was born in Richmond, Va., but when a youth moved to Belleville, Ill., where he was educated. He came to Colorado fifty one years ago and worked on the Denver & South Park Railroad for a year. He then took a position with the Denver & Rio Grande Western railroad and twelve years later took the first engine into Cripple Creek when the Florence & Cripple Creek road was opened. He remained in the railroad business until 1907, when he was elected a representative to the legislature from Fremont county. In the next election he was chosen senator from his district. Fourteen years ago he took a position with the public utilities commission and had remained in the office until he became ill a few weeks ago. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Minerva Lines of 1233 Sherman street, and two daughters, Mrs. L. Reynolds of Denver and Mrs. Boyd Gatewood of Texas.

LINGLE, Edmund S.
1876-1892
Englewood Cemetery (L), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Eye, Jan 1892 - Monday, Edmund S. Lingle, eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. James H. Lingle, passed away. He was in his 16th year and a general favorite of his classmates.

LINNEY, Florence Gail GUFFY SIDEBOTTOM
1924-2004
Englewood Cemetery (L), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 22 2004 - Florence Gail Linney, 80, Clinton, died Tuesday, April 20, 2004, at Golden Valley Hospital, Clinton. She was born April 20, 1924, in Clinton, to Gail Bordon Guffy and Dora Blanch Hascall and entered into rest on April 20, 2004, in Clinton. Florence entered into marriage with Harvey Sidebottom, and to this union two children were born, Gail and Duane. As a young girl, Florence lived in the country and attended the Old Bermau School and later graduated from Clinton High School. She loved living in the country and was an avid gardener. She also enjoyed rasing chickens, reading westerns and watching westerns and detective shows on television. Florence worked for Unitog for 27 years and after retiring she moved to town to live out her last years. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harvey Sidebottom; one sister, Betty Montgomery, and one brother, Robert Guffy. She is survived by one daughter, Gail L. Todd of Deepwater, and one son, Duane Bruce Sidebottom of Umitilla, Oregon; one sister, Carol Cole of Bolivar; one granddaughter, Challotta Peppard, and five great-grandchildren of Topeka, Kansas. She was a very loving person and will be greatly missed. Funeral services were held at Vansant-Mills Chapel Friday, April 23. Interment was in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

LINSS, Margie Mae BALKE
1925-1991
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Margie Mae Linss, 66, of 511 South State Fair, Sedalia, formerly of Cole Camp, died Friday morning, August 16, 1991, at Brooking Park Geriatric Center. She was born March 26, 1925 near Cole Camp, daughter of Fred J. and Pauline Brockman Balke. Mrs. Linss was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Cole Camp. She was a licensed practical nurse and worked as a nurse's aide at the Good Samaritan Nursing Home, Cole Camp, for 18 years before retiring in 1986. Survivors include a son Randy Linss, 2808 South Stewart, Sedalia; a daughter Ramona Tinney, Mora; and two granddaughters.

LIONBERGER, Gaylord R.
1898-1931
Englewood Cemetery (L), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Mt. Zion Merchant Passes - Gaylord Lionberger Succumbs to Acute Appendicitis Saturday - Gaylord R. Lionberger died Saturday afternoon in the St. Luke's hospital in Kansas City. He was taken suddenly ill the previous Monday with acute appendicitis, and was rushed during the night to Kansas City to the hospital, where an emergency operation was performed the next morning. Although his condition was critical, it was thought he was getting along all right until a short time before his death, when he took a sudden turn for the worse, and passed into Eternity. Gaylord Lionberger was a ray of sunshine to all about him, helpfulness being his creed, as it was to him that everybody turned in times of need. Several years ago, he purchased the Nichols & Son general mercantile store at Mt. Zion, and had been a very successful merchant. His store became the meeting place for the whole countryside. He ever found time to do the errands for his neighbors, no matter how busy he might be on his trips to town. His parents, Mr. and Mrs. T. R. Lionberger, lived near Mound Springs. The other children had moved farther away, and Gaylord endeavored to make up to his parents for their absence, visiting them often, doing everything possible for them, brightening their home with his smile, and merry jests. He was devoted to his wife and two small daughters, and did many things to promote their happiness. He bought a pony, "Barney Google" to carry them to school each day and July 4th, brought the pony and cart to Clinton in a truck, so that the girls could participate in the American Legion celebration and parade. Nothing was too much trouble to do for them. Many will remember the pony and merry-go-round he had at the Farmer's picnic several years ago, where all the children flocked about him, lured by his happy smile and banter, making it a place of joy, for he had that quality which attracted all children, and made them happy. Gaylord was born March 7, 1898, which made him thirty-three years of age at the time of his demise. March 30, 1921, he was married to Miss Mattie Thrush, and to them were given two girls, Madeline June, age 8, and Bonny Lee, age 6. Besides these, he leaves his parents, Mr. and Mrs. T. R. Lionberger, of Mound Springs, and four brothers and two sisters, who are: Ralph T., Blairstown; Edwin, Omaha, Nebr.; Otis D., Beaumont, Tex.; Harry W., Clinton; Mrs. Carrie McCown, Coal; Mrs. Nellie Randel, Ponca City, Okla. The funeral was conducted at Mt. Zion Baptist church, where he was a regular attendant, Monday afternoon. Although he had requested that his funeral be short, there were so many people there that it took nearly an hour for them to pass for the last look at at the young man who had been such an important part of the community life at Mount Zion. They could hardly believe that he would never speak again, as his illness and death had come so suddenly. His body was brought to Englewood and laid to rest. His parents and all of his brothers and sisters were present for the funeral.

LIONBERGER, Herbert Francis
1911-1997
Englewood Cemetery (L), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Herbert Francis Lionberger, 85, Everett, Washington, died Saturday, July 12, 1997, in Washington. Graveside services and burial will be held Saturday, July 19, in Englewood Cemetery. Herbert Lionberger was born September 13, 1911, and died on Saturday, July 12, 1997. He farmed most of his life in Morris then about 1976 he and Janet Merriman formed a business called "The Country Store" located 13 miles north of Clinton on 13 Highway. He is survived by Nancy Force in Everett, Washington, and David Lionberger, Kansas City; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.Graveside services will be on Saturday.

LIONBERGER, Lowell Thornton
1913-1932
Englewood Cemetery (L), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Norris Youth Killed - Lowell Lionberger, 19 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Lionberger of Norris, was killed Saturday night when the coupe he was in was wrecked near Devils Lake, North Dakota. Five other boys of the Norris and Chilhowee communities, Karl Temple, Lyle Albin, Joe Wallace, Orville Shumake and Grover Hook, were in the car. The boys had gone to North Dakota more than a month ago to work in the harvest fields, and were returning in the Ford coupe with a rumble seat, which belonged to Orville Shumake. The coupe was demolished, minor cuts and bruises were sustained by the other occupants. Lowell is the youngest sone of Mr. and Mrs. Lionberger. He was born just south of Coal. When the new high school was opened at Norris the Lionberger family moved there, and Mr. Lionberger taught for several years in the high school. so about 15 years of Lowell's life was spent in Norris. There he went to school and was graduated in 1931 from the high school. Fortune had bestowed valuable gifts upon this young man and his was a wonderful personality, so that he made many friends. He was ambitious and always on the alert, and became quite well known during his high school years, as an athlete. He was a congenial companion, popular with all. After his gradation he had assisted his father on the farm. An inquest was held in North Dakota Monday, and the body was started home.

LIONBERGER, Mary A. JEROME AMOS
1917-1983
Englewood Cemetery (L), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Mrs. Mary A. Lionberger, 66, Route one, Blairstown, MO, died at the Ellis-Fischel Hospital in Columbia Friday night. She is survived by her husband, Herbert Lionberger, of the home; a son, David Lionberger, of Fall City, WA; two daughters, Mrs. Norma Howser of Jackson, MI; and Mrs. Nancy Force of Monroe, WA; two brothers, Harry Jerome of Clinton and Epperson Jerome of Blairstown; a sister, Mrs. Lucille Burford of Leeton; eight grandchildren. Funeral services were Monday at the United Methodist Church. Burial was in Englewood.

LIONBERGER, Maxine CRAWFORD
1929-2003
Englewood Cemetery (L), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Nov 20 2003 - Maxine Lionberger was born in. Lowry City September 15, 1929, daughter of Luther Emerson and Isadore Clark Crawford. She died October 29, 2003, at her home. She graduated from Central High School in Kansas City in 1946. She was a member of the Good Hope Baptist Church. She married Bill Lionberger at Coal on May 6, 1948. Together they owned and operated Maxine's Jewelry Repair for 10 years. Preceding her in death were her parents; infant daughter Teresa Melinda Lionberger, in 1957, and one brother, Jacob Crawford. Survivors include her husband Bill, of the home; two daughters, Elaine Groff, Pensacola, Florida, and Diane Hemenway and husband, Dennis, Clinton; five granddaughters, Kim Tokarz, Trenton, New Jersey, Kara Hutchens, Pensacola, Florida, Kristin Groff, Pensacola, Florida, Amy Martinez, Clinton, Kylie Henderson, Pensacola, Florida; seven great-grandchildren. Brandon, Brett , Brittney, Lainey, Marina, Cannon, Meadow; one brother Alvin Crawford, Kansas City; plus numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held November 1 at Consalus-Bradley Chapel. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery.

LIPCAN, Esther Arlene SMITH
1943-2006
Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Fairview Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Aug 22 2006 - Esther Arlene Smith Lipcan, 62, daughter of Arley Franklin Smith and Esther Loraine Morgan, was born November 4, 1943, in Butler, and died suddenly Wednesday, August 16, 2006, at her home in Lee's Summit. She spent her school years attending Deepwater schools and graduated from Deepwater High School in 1961. She attended Central Missouri State University in Warrensburg. She spent her working years in Columbia, Kansas City and Richards-Gebaur AFB, working for the Department of Army and the Department of Air Force. She married Thomas Lipcan on October 8, 1966, at the First Christian Church in Warrensburg. She is survived by her husband Thomas of the home; her sister Marthabelle Leonard of Leawood, Kansas, and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; her stepfather Hazel P. Morgan; her brothers, Robert Vernon Smith and Howard Smith, and her infant sister, Joan Smith. Cremation is planned and will be followed at a later date by graveside services at Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Deepwater.

LIPE, Howard
1911-1995
Pittsburg Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery, Pittsburg, Hickory Co, MO
Clinton Daily Democrat - Howard Lipe, 83, Rural Route 3, Windsor, died Wednesday, April 5, 1995, at his home. He was born September 28, 1911, in Dallas County, Missouri, south of Buffalo, the son of Albert Lipe and Laura Samantha Stafford Lipe. On July 24, 1935, south of Preston, he married Opal Lea Dorman, who survives of the home. Mr. Lipe was a happy, fun-loving husband, father and grandfather. He was the nephew of twins, the father of twins, grandfather of twins and great-grandfather of twins. Mr. Lipe and his wife, Opal, moved to California in 1936, where, during the war, he worked for the Ortho Chemical Company in Richmond, California. He worked for the company for 14 years and was plant supervisor for the last three years. Howard and Opal moved back to Missouri in 1949 and purchased a farm in Hickory County. They moved to Windsor in 1958, after the lake was put in. He worked for the Farmer's Elevator, in Windsor, for 14 years as a truck driver. He also was a farmer. He was a member of the Pittsburg Missionary Baptist Church, Pittsburg, Mo. In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, Cleon (Jim) Lipe, Windsor, and Leon Lipe, Kelleyville, Oklahoma; a brother, Doyle Lipe, Ventura, California; four sisters, Zelma Glenn and Mary Jane Williams, both of Pittsburg, Mo., Marjorie Chaney, Garden City, Alberta Jones, Marshfield; 11 grandchildren, eight step-grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by three brothers, Cleo, Barnard and Bayard; a daughter, Peggy Chapman; a grandson, Denny Don Lipe, and a granddaughter, Tonya Lea Lipe. Funeral services will be Saturday, April 8, at the Pittsburg Missionary Baptist Church, Pittsburg, Mo. Burial will be in the Pittsburg Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery.

LIPE, Opal L. DORMAN
1916-2002
Pittsburg Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery, Pittsburg, Hickory Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Aug 23 2002 - Opal L. Lipe, 84, Windsor, died Wednesday morning, August 21, 2002, at the Windsor Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Windsor. She was born September 23, 1916, in Elkton, the daughter of Racy Wilburn Dorman and Maggie Viola (Hendrick) Dorman. On July 24, 1935, near Preston, she married James Howard Lipe, who died April 5, 1995. She was a homemaker and also worked as a certified nursing assistant at Golden Valley Hospital in Clinton for 15 years. She is survived by two sons, Jim Cleon Lipe, Windsor, and Leon Lipe, Kelleyville, Oklahoma; a sister, Mary Larkins, Auburn, California; one brother, Russell Dorman, Pittsburg; 10 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren, eight great-great-grandchildren, eight step-grandchildren, numerous step-great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Peggy Chapman; four grandchildren; five brothers, Clarence Noble, Leo, William Michael and Donald Wayne Dorman; five sisters, Ollie Richards, Elfie Durham, Liza Dorman, Florence Hart and Effie McGuire. Funeral services will be Saturday, August 24, at the Pittsburg Missionary Baptist Church, Pittsburg. Burial will be in the Pittsburg Missionary Baptist Cemetery, near to the church.

LIPPA, Harry Loren
1938-2008
Pleasant Mound Cemetery, Osceola Twp, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 23 2008 - Harry Loren Lippa was born July 7, 1938, in Wallace, Idaho, to Carmine Eugene and Monica Agnes (Carroll) Lippa. He died on January 5, 2008, at his home in Osceola, Missouri. In May 1956, Harry graduated from high school and joined the United States Navy. He served his country from 1956 until 1959 when he was honorable discharged. He reenlisted in the Missouri National Guard and retired with 23 1/2 years of service in 1998. Harry attended North Idaho Junior College form September 1959 to January 1961. In late 1968 to 1970, Harry worked for Lake City, an Army Ammunition Depot. From 1984 until 1996 Harry worked for a residential treatment center as an alcohol and drug counselor. He worked in the construction field until 1998 when he retired. After retirement he worked several years for Osceola Standard. Harry spent his leisure time attending the various Osceola sports activities and his grandchildren's activities. At the age of 62, Harry accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior. In 1972, Harry was united in marriage to Vera Sue Price. To this union five children were born. Harry was preceded in death by his parents, Carmine and Monica Lippa. He is survived by his children Richard and wife Angie, Lee's Summit, and their daughter Chelsea; Anthony and his significant other Beth, Montrose, and their daughter Madilynn; Alanda Powell and husband Richie, Amsterdam, and their children Craig, Timothy and Gaven; Carmine and wife Elizabeth, Adrian, and their children Emily, Dominic and Janelle; Monica Whitham and husband Shawn, Osceola, and their children Loren, Marshal, Tia and Corey; his sister Mary Shelton and husband Bob, Spokane, Washington. He is also survived by Shannon Wood and husband Jeremy, and their children Emily, Alexis and Ian, whom he loved as his own, other relatives and many, many friends. Funeral services were Saturday, January 12, at Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel. Interment was in Pleasant Mound Cemetery.

LIPPINCOTT, Mary Ellen RAGLAND
1882-1982
Englewood Cemetery (L), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - The gentle spirit of Mary Ellen Lippincott took flight from mortal scenes on Saturday, October 9, 1982. Mary Ellen Ragland, daughter of Thomas and Alice Virginia Beazley Ragland, was born January 23, 1882 in Clinton, Mo. at 306 East Jefferson Street. As a young girl, she lived with her aunt and uncle, Mr. and Mrs. John L. Woolfolk, and as a companion to their only daughter, Mary, who was a little her senior. While living in Clinton as a young girl, she was a member of the Baptist Church, where she taught a Sunday School class as she grew older. Her entire schooling was at Baird College on South Second Street, where she was an active, blythe and spirited student. The Woolfolk family moved to Kansas City the year she would have graduated, so she did not finish at Baird, but was perhaps its oldest student in point of years in attendance, as well as longevity. In Kansas City, she met Benjamin Harris Lippincott and in 1906 they were united in marriage at the home of her aunt and uncle, Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Woolfolk, at the southwest corner of Armour Boulevard and Troost Avenue. They made their first home in Chicago, where one daughter, Jean, was born to their union. In 1914, they returned to Kansas City, where Mrs. Lippincott lived until 1967 when she came to make her home with her daughter and son-in-law in Clinton. Mrs. Lippincott had been a patient at Chastain's Nursing Home for the past five years, where she readily adjusted to its quiet life and where her daughter, Mrs. Henry F. Poague, visited her frequently. Friends who often saw her found her content, happy, smiling and adaptable, radiating good cheer, for she was thoroughly kind, never thinking ill of anyone. She was a most modest person, loved fun and laughter, and her gratitude for the smallest attention shown her brought out the best in others. Her fond and generous disposition elicted kindness from all who knew her, and her going is a void. Funeral services were conducted at the Consalus Chapel of Clinton on Monday, October 11. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery.

LISTON, Del Richard Rev.
1962-2005
Green Lawn Cemetery, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, May 4 2005 - Reverend Del Richard Liston, 42, died Saturday, April 30, 2005. Funeral services were Wednesday, May 4, at Calhoun United Methodist Church. Funeral services will also be held in Grandview, Thursday, May 5, at Grandview United Methodist Church. Burial will be at noon in Green Lawn Cemetery, Kansas City. He was born September 25, 1962, in Kansas City, to Dan R. and Helen Liston. He was preceded in death by his father and leaves his mother, Reverend Helen Liston; siblings and spouses, Diane and Gary Williams, Dan and Ann Liston, Darin and Dana Liston and Darci and David Hildebrand; three nephews and six nieces, and many special friends, including Sharon, Ben and Brooke.

LITTLE, Clarence Otto
1913-1997
White Oak Cemetery, Walker Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Clarence Otto Little, 84, Garden City, died Monday, July 14, 1997, at Bates County Memorial Hospital, Butler. He was born June 27, 1913, near Doniphan, the son of Clem Benton and Cora Jane (Leroux) Little. On August 16, 1944, he married Geneva May Herrell in Belton, Texas. He was employed as a tool setter for Lake City Army Ammunition Plant, Independence, until his retirement in June 1979. He was an Army veteran of World War II and had lived near Creighton before moving to Garden City in 1989. Besides his parents he was preceded in death by a brother, Willie Little, and two sisters, Lula Bell Mapels and Mary M. Wilson. He is survived by his wife, Geneva M. Little; a son, Herrell B. Little, and a daughter, Joyce Ann Little, all of the home; a brother Edison A. Little, Poplar Bluff, and a sister, Bertha McCarty, Doniphan; other relatives and many friends. Graveside services will be held Wednesday, July 16, at White Oak Cemetery near Urich.

LITTLE, Darrell
1926-1998
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Darrell Little, 71, a resident of Clinton, died at Westwood Nursing Center, Clinton, on Sunday, July 12, 1998. He was born on October 18, 1926, the son of George and Ethel Wilson Little in Sumner. He was a truck driver. Before moving to Clinton, he lived in Dodge City, Kansas, for 28 years. He was an avid fisherman. He is survived by two sons, Jerry and Larry Little, both of Clinton; one brother, Jack Little of Springfield; five sisters, Anna Oden of Hale, Irene McConkey of Dodge City, Kansas, Margaret Gunther of Springfield, Mary Flores of Kansas City, Darlene Malone of Springfield; five grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Graveside services will be at the Lakeside Cemetery, Sumner, on Wednesday, July 15. Services by Lindley Funeral Home, Hale, MO.

LITTLE, Joyce Ann
1946-2010
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Oct 11 2010 - Joyce Ann Little, 64, Garden City, died Wednesday, September 29, 2010, at Willow Lane Nursing Center, Butler. She was born August 28, 1946, in Clinton, the daughter of Clarence Otto and Geneva May (Herrell) Little. She was stricken with polio at age four and spent the majority of her life in a wheelchair. She attended grade school in Butler, some of her high school in Montrose and then finished out at Ballard High School, graduating in 1964. She is survived by her brother, Herrell Little of the home and many cousins. She was preceded in death by her father in 1997 and her mother in 2001 and many other relatives. Her paternal grandparents were Clem Benton and Cora Jane Leroux Little and her maternal grandparents were Monser Q. and Mary Lizetta Doll Herrell. There are no services. Cremation.

LITTLE, Maxine W. HURST
1920-2007
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jul 16 2007 - Maxine W. (Hurst) Little, 86, Freeburg, Illinois, died Friday, July 13, 2007, in Freeburg Care Center, Freeburg, Illinois. She was born in Mindenmines on October 10, 1920, the daughter of Walter Hurst and Eva (Gold) Hurst. She is survived by her son Walter Little, Clinton; her daughter Marilyn (Roger) Cocke, Evansville, Indiana; grandchildren, Shannon (Mike) Hoffman, Mitch (Sandy) Mitchell, Kelly (Rex) Long, Tammy Cocke, Leslie Cocke, Chris (Rose) Chitwood, Chad (Michelle) Little; great-grandchildren, Jenny Hoffman, Jake (friend Caitlin) Hoffman, Jimmy Chitwood, Joey Chitwood, Andy (Dana) Mitchell, Taron Cocke, Drew Little, Josh Little, Brandon Little and Justin Little. She was preceded in death by her parents and two sisters, Helen Regenbrecht and Mary Carrington. Funeral services were Sunday, July 15, at Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home, New Athens, Illinois. Cremation

LITTLEJOHN, Darline E.
abt 1947-2004
Taberville Cemetery, Taberville, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Nov 8 2004 - Mrs. Darline E. Littlejohn, 57, Clinton, died Friday, November 5, 2004, at VA Medical Center in Kansas City. Funeral services will be Wednesday, November 10, at 1 p.m. at the Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel in Osceola. Burial with military honors will be at Taberville Cemetery.

LITTON, Earl Raymond
1928-2000
Stover Cemetery, Stover, Morgan Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jun 15 2000 - Earl Raymond Litton, son of Paul and Virgie Davenport Litton, was born October 20, 1928, in Marshall and died Tuesday, May 30, 2000, at Golden Valley Hospital, Clinton. Earl was a career service man and was in the Marines, the National Guard, Army and Army Reserve. He was a Chief Warrant Officer Four and was with the Medical Unit Army Reserve in Kansas City. He was a member of the VFW Post 1894, the Elks and the Eagles, all in Clinton. He was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Charles and his wife, Shirley B. Litton. He is survived by his wife, Norma, of the home; one son, Ron Litton of Olathe, Kansas; two daughters, Reva Bond of Atlantic Beach, Florida, and Carla Figg of Lee's Summit; one step-daughter, Gay Marriott of Versailles; six grandchildren, Lara Litton, Ashley Litton, Ryan Figg, Nichole Figg, Jessica Kapke and Kelly Kapke; three step-grandchildren and three step-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the Vansant-Mills Chapel on Friday, June 2. Burial was in the Stover Cemetery, Stover.

LIU, Jean Ann CLARY
1953-2003
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Oct 29 2003 - Jean Ann Liu, the daughter of Ralph E. and Mary Frances (Bentler) Clary, was born on November 30, 1953, in Appleton City. She died at the Eighth Street Group Home in Huntsville, Alabama, on October 18, 2003, at the age of 49 years. Jean Ann graduated from Montrose High School in 1972. She married Dennis Liu on December 13, 1973. Out of this union three children were born. They resided in Hollywood, California, and in 1979 she returned to Clinton to raise her children. In 2002, she moved to Huntsville, Alabama, to be closer to her daughter and grandsons. She was a member of Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Huntsville, Alabama. She was preceded in death by her mother; two infant brothers, Robert and Joseph Clary, and nephew, Caleb Clary. She is survived by her father; three children, Jarcia Kosinski and husband Paul, Huntsville, Alabama, Marcia Kantola and husband Matt, Columbia, and Joseph Liu, Springfield; three brothers, John Clary, Columbia, William Clary, Friendswood, Texas, and Fr. Michael Clary, Lee's Summit; one sister, Maureen McAvoy of Ledyard, Connecticut, and four grandchildren, Michael and Anthony Kosinski and Jordan and Brayden Kantola. The Mass of Christian Burial was held at Holy Rosary Catholic Church on Friday, October 24, at 7 p.m. Burial was in St. Mary's Cemetery in Montrose. Fr. Michael Clary presided at the Mass and burial.

LIVINGSTON, Vera Elizabeth BRIGGLE
1909-2001
Englewood Cemetery (L), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Daily Democrat, Nov 20 2001 - Vera Elizabeth Briggle Livingston, beloved mother and grandmother, died on November 16, 2001, in Tulsa, Oklahoma, surrounded by her family. Mrs. William Frederick Livingston was born December 23, 1909, in Joplin, the daughter of William Jacob and Lillian Edwards Briggle. The family moved to Texas in 1922 and she graduated from high school in the city of Fort Worth. She graduated from William Woods College at Fulton and was a member of Phi Theta Kappa, the National Honorary Sorority for Junior Colleges. She then attended Draughon's Business College in Wichita Falls, Texas. She was married to William Frederick Livingston November 23, 1929, in the First Presbyterian Church of Lawton, Oklahoma. They spent their entire married life in Clinton, in the red brick home they built at 208 East Wilson. They were the parents of two daughters, Elizabeth Ann Rock, who died August 23, 1976, and Sara Avery (Sally), now Mrs. James Carol Hickman of Tulsa, Oklahoma. Elizabeth was preceded in death by Fred April 8, 1978. She was an active, lifelong member of the Presbyterian Church, sang in the choir, worked with youth groups and was an elder/deacon. She was president of the Washington School PTA, worked diligently with the Camp Fire Girls in several offices, including the presidency. She was a member of the Ladies Cemetery Association, secretary of the Englewood Cemetery Board, a board member of the Englewood Cemetery Perpetual Fund, early member of the Artesian Park Board and a charter member of the Clinton Country Club. She was an enthusiastic worker in the Ladies Bridge Association and was president of the Wednesday Club for many years. A member of the golden valley Hospital Auxiliary, she worked in the gift shop. Her interest were many and varied. She loved people. She is survived by daughter, Sarah Avery Hickman and husband, James Carol Hickman of Tulsa, Oklahoma; three grandchildren, Susan Avery Comfort and Michael James Hickman of Tulsa, and Robert Livingston Rock of Clinton, and two great-grandchildren, Sara-Margaret Avery Comfort and Emily Elizabeth Comfort of Tulsa, and a sister, Frances Ann Campbell of Dallas, Texas. Her sweet nature and loving ways are an enduring legacy that will live on forever in those who knew and loved her. We will miss her. Godspeed. Funeral services were 2 p.m. Tuesday, November 20, at First Presbyterian Church, Clinton. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery.

LOAFMAN, Eva KENNON
1882-1934
Englewood Cemetery (L), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
ESTEEMED WOMAN PASSES -- A new day brought surcease from pain to Mrs. H. H. Loafman who went to her eternal reward at 1:30 a.m. Friday, at the St. Joseph's Hospital in Kansas City, where she had been taken Thursday morning for an operation. She had been in failing health for some time, but became suddenly worse this week, Eva Kennon was born February 14, 1882, in Polk county, Missouri, near Bolivar. Here she grew to radiant young Womanhood and was united in marriage to H. H. Loafman in 1901. Mr. and Mrs. Loafman came to Clinton to reside about 20 years ago. Mr. Loafman has been a Frisco engineer for many years. Mrs. Loafman was ever a faithful companion to her husband and helped and encouraged him in every undertaking. They were devoted to each other and found the greatest enjoyment in each other's company. Mrs. Loafman's journey on earth covered 52 years, of which 33 years were devoted to wifehood and motherhood in which she excelled. Possessing the true heart of a woman, she found the deepest joy in taking care of her home and rearing her children to be honest, upright citizens. She had 11 children, three of whom preceded her. Her contribution to humanity were eight fine children--clean in body and spirit, courteous, helpful and kind. Her unselfish love and wisdom gave these children unfailing counsel in every hour of need and she worked unceasingly for their comfort and happiness. She was devoted to her children, yet firm in the moulding of their character to be true Christians and esteemed citizens. Because of her influence, each of these children are professing Christians. Mrs. Loafman's home was always neat and shining, brightened by many house flowers which she tended carefully. The children were likewise clean and well-dressed, with the glow of happiness on their faces. When a young girl Mrs. Loafman accepted Christ and thereafter lived the pure life of the true Christian, with a strong faith in Christ and the Bible. She believed in secret prayer and spent many hours in lone communication with her Master, asking for His guidance in times of sorrow and distress and thanking Him always for His blessings. With eight small children to wash and dress each Sunday morning and send off clean and happy to Sunday school, she was often unable to accompany them herself, but she kept the faith and later would slip in silently and take a seat in time for the preaching services. Since the children have grown older she loved to attend the church services and missionary societies regularly, finding great pleasure in these associations with God's people. She was a member of the Clinton Baptist Church. A woman of wonderful sweetness of spirit, Mrs. Loafman brought peace and happiness to those about her. She was always quiet and modest, which qualities endeared her to everyone. The boys and girls whom her children brought home with them to spend an evening or a night loved her, for they appreciated her quiet charm and meticulously clean home, as well as the good times they enjoyed. Surviving her are her beloved husband and children: Mesdames Harvey Albin, Rolla Houts, and Will Docherty, Clinton; Robert, who is attending college at Edmond, Okla., and came home Friday night; Misses Oleta, Hazel, Mary Louise, and Dorothy Loafman of the home. Also two sisters, Mrs. John Gulick and Miss Nora Kennon, Morrisville, Mo. The funeral services were conducted at the Baptist Church in Clinton on Saturday. Burial was in Englewood under the direction of Spore & Son. Out-of-town relatives and friends who attended the funeral were: Mesdames John Gulick and Everett Grant and Miss Nora Kennon, Morrisville, Mo.; Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Blakey, Wishart, Mo., T. J. Joafman, son, Glenn and daughter, Miss Corrine, Edmond, Okla.; her son, Robert Loafman, who is attending State Teachers College at Edmond, Okla.; also Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Liffee of Kansas City, and Wilbur Pilant, Lamar.

LOBAUGH, Bessie
1885-1906
Englewood Cemetery (L), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Missouri, Apr 28 1906 - Miss Bessie Lobaugh, daughter of G. W. Lobaugh, died at her home in Clinton, Saturday evening. She had been in poor health for some time but her friends hoped that with the opening of spring she would get better and live many years. She was only 20 last September and had a lovable disposition, always cheerful and friendly with everyone she met. A member of the M. E. Church, she leaves a devoted father, three sisters, and four brothers.

LOBAUGH, Elizabeth A. McDERMED
1832-1909
Englewood Cemetery (L), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Former Clinton Lady Answers Last Summons - Mrs. Elizabeth Lobaugh, for many years a well beloved resident of Clinton, answered the final summons at 3:20 o'clock Friday morning. For some time past she had lived with her son Fred, in Sedalia. While visiting her daughter, Mrs. C. C. Leonard, in Sedalia she was taken seriously ill and continued to grow worse until the end came. Mrs. Lobaugh was 77 years of age, having been born in Frankfort, Kentucky, in 1832. While yet a girl, she went to Peoria, Ill., where she was in 1849, married to Ephraim Lobaugh, who preceded her many years into the sunshine land. They came to Clinton which place was her home until she went to live with her son Fred, in Sedalia. Deceased was the mother of eleven children, of these the following six survive: Leroy, G. W., and Mrs. Laura Moats, of Clinton; Fred and Mrs. Leonard, of Sedalia, and Frank, of Kansas City. The body was brought to Clinton on Saturday for interment, and services were conducted at the home of G. W. Lobaugh, No. 312 West Ohio street. - Clinton MO, Nov 13 1909 - Mrs. Elizabeth Lobaugh crossed the river of death at the home of her daughter, Mrs. C. C. Leonard in Sedalia, Friday, November 5, at 3:30 p.m. Her husband died nine years ago and five children were born before. Born in Frankfort, Ky. 77 years ago. She moved with her husband and children to Clinton when the first railroad was just creeping into tow 36 years ago and has always made Clinton her home. The six surviving children are: Mrs. Laura Moats, Warner and LeRoy Lobaugh, Clinton; Fred and Mrs. Leonard, Sedalia; and Frank in Kansas City. 24 living grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. She was a consistent member of the Methodist Church. The remains were brought from Sedalia to the home of her son Warner, at 312 West Ohio. Burial in Englewood.

LOBAUGH, Ephraim A. Rev.
1827-1901
Englewood Cemetery (L), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Missouri, Mar 1901 - E. Lobaugh, one of our highly respected pioneers, died at his home in east Clinton Tuesday night in the 73rd year of his age. Born in Adams County, Pennsylvania and came to this city in 1870; leaves a wife and seven children. A Methodist.

LOBAUGH, Infant
1891-1892
Clinton MO, Feb 6 1892 - Mrs. Leroy Lobaugh and little babe left for a visit to relatives near Lowry Saturday. The babe, but eight months old, was in good health when they left home but the next morning its little spirit had gone to that home above. Leroy received the sad news Sunday morning and the next day their dear one was laid to rest in the graveyard at Iconium.

LOCKHART, Cleo Allen
1915-1991
Sunset Hill Cemetery, Warrensburg, Johnson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Cleo Allen Lockhart, 76. Warrensburg, died Friday, August 23, 1991 at St. Luke's Hospital in Kansas City. He was born August 15, 1915, in Bolivar, the son of Walter Lockhart and Effie Kinsey Lockhart. Mr. Lockhart was a machinist at the Bendix Corp. from 1955 to 1981. He was a member of Local 95 of the Machinists Union in Kansas City. On June 14, 1942, he married Elsie Casiano in Puerto Rico. She survives. Also surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Hani (Tami) Al Kilani, Lee's Summit, Mrs. Ralph (Jean) Pierce, College Park, Ga., and Mrs. Terry (Wanda) Miller, Warrensburg; two sons, Leroy Lockhart, Leeton, and Dan Lockhart, Warrensburg; his mother Effie Lockhart, California; three sisters, Juanita Ullom, Grover City. Ca.. and Faye Coffman and Wanda Boyer, both of Rialto, Ca.; 15 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Graveside services were held Wednesday, August 28, at the Sunset Hill Cemetery, under the direction of Sweeney-Phillips Funeral Service.

LOCKLING, Ammon Virgil
1924-2006
Englewood Cemetery (L), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Ammon Virgil Lockling, 81, died Sunday, February 12, 2006 at Citizens Memorial Hospital in Bolivar. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, February 15, 2006 at Consalus Funeral Home with burial in Englewood Cemetery. He was born December 10, 1924 in Walker, Missouri, son of Alma Virgil and Grace Marie Chapman Lockling. He was a member of Community of Christ Church. Ammon enjoyed restoring everything from old cars to old furniture. He was an avid reader of Western novels and loved hunting, fishing, traveling, and gardening as well as training his bird dogs. He was a volunteer fireman for the City of Lenexa, Kansas and Lake Pomme de Terre. Preceding him in death is his parents and one brother, George Vaughan. Survivors include his wife, Hazel; three daughters, Sheryl Cain and husband, Nick; Donna Bundy and husband, Mike; Denise Mahurin; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren, plus several nieces and nephews.

LODING, Gladys Cordelia CALDWELL
1913-1999
Laurel Oak Cemetery (L), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Daily Democrat, Aug 18 1999 - Gladys Cordelia Loding, 85, Richmond, Kansas, died at Oak Haven Nursing Center Monday, August 16, 1999. She was born in Windsor November 8, 1913, the daughter of Benjamin Harrison Caldwell and Katie May (McKee) Caldwell. She was a lifelong member of the Windsor community, moving to Ottawa in 1996 and to Richmond in 1998. She graduated from Windsor High School with the Class of 1932. She was a lifelong homemaker. From the mid-1960s to the mid-1970s she was an office bookkeeper for the Windsor Shoe Factory. She was a member and former treasurer of the First Christian Church of Windsor. She was also a member of the Christian Women's Fellowship and in earlier years taught Sunday School. On February 19, 1934, she was married to Floyd R. Loding at Sedalia. He preceded her in death on June 24, 1958. She is survived by two daughters, Della May Fritz of Independence and Linda Bradley of Ottawa, Kansas; two sisters-in-law, Viola Craig of Windsor and Audrey Carnahan of Kirbyville; three granddaughters, Roxane Riley of Kansas City, Tana Drake of Norborne and Angela Butts of Ottawa, Kansas; one grandson, Andrew Bradley, Kansas City; six great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild; several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; her brother, Raymond A. Caldwell, and great-grandson, Benjamin Riley. Graveside services will be held at the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor, 11 a.m. Friday, August 20. Mrs. Loding will lie in state at the Dengel & Son Mortuary after 5 p.m. Wednesday to 9 p.m. Thursday.

LOFTIS, Elvis "Lefty"
1927-2006
Memorial Park Cemetery, Columbia, Boone Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Dec 19 2006 - Elvis "Lefty" Loftis, 79, Hallsville, died Sunday morning, December 17, 2006, at Boone Hospital Center after a short battle with lung cancer. Funeral services will be held Thursday, December 21, at Memorial Funeral Home. Burial will take place in Memorial Park Cemetery. He was born November 24, 1927, in Vian, Oklahoma, the son of Leona Burks Ivy and she preceded him in death. He married Dorothy Lou Squires on May 29, 1948, in Red Oak, Oklahoma and she survives at the home. He worked for many years in the coal industry and retired from Peabody Coal Company as an electrician in 1982. Mr. and Mrs. Loftis made their home in Boone County for the last several years. Survivors include his wife Dorothy; two sons Raymond Loftis and his wife Joyce, Moberly, and Marvin Loftis of Hallsville; two granddaughters, Stacy Taylor and her husband Scott, Moberly, and Sara Lahman and her husband Joey, Centralia; two great-grandchildren, Donnovan Andrew "Drew" Loftis of Centralia and Hunter Clay Taylor of Moberly; three step-grandchildren, Joseph Lahman III of Centralia, Jordan and Abby Taylor of Moberly.

LOGAN, David Reuben
1856-1940
Parks Chapel Cemetery, Leesville Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - David R. Logan died at his home, near Tightwad, Wednesday, August 14, 1940, from complications of advanced age. He had been in failing health about two years, during which he was tenderly cared for by his wife. Mr. Logan was born 83 years ago on the old Logan home place, near Tightwad. His was pioneer ancestry, for his grandparents came to Henry County in 1835 and improved a farm in Leesville Township. David Logan was married to Docia Quinley of Windsor, taking his bride to their new home where they since lived. This was within two miles of his parental home. They were blessed with two daughters, of whom one survives, Mrs. Harry Pigg, now at Portland, Ore. After more than 25 years of congenial married life, Mrs. Logan's death came as the first break to the happy family circle. Later Mr. Logan married Miss Nellie Randel of Tightwad community, who survives him. There are also three grandchildren, Doyle Pigg of Washington; Mrs. Geo. Toparad, Tacoma, Wash.; Everett Grossheider, Clinton. In addition Mr. Logan is survived by two brothers and two sisters, Geo. B. Logan, Emmett, Idaho; Mrs. Annie Odle, Coal; Miss Mattie Logan and J. A. Logan, near Tightwad. Mr. Logan, much respected citizen of the highest integrity, was known and liked by the entire neighborhood and all who knew him. He was a successful farmer, an excellent neighbor, possessing many fine traits of character. He held an unflagging interest in his farm and although after retiring, he disposed of his livestock, yet continued to raise and breed a fine flock of chickens of superior production. In all his work he enjoyed the help and encouragement of his faithful companion. Funeral services were held Friday at the home. Burial at Parks Chapel near the home. Relatives who came from a distance included: Messrs. and Mesdames Will and Hiram Randel, Earl Pigg, all of Ponca City, Okla., and Mr. and Mrs. Owen Shoemaker, Versailles.

LOGAN, Dorothy L. BROWN
1919-2002
Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Warrensburg, Johnson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 25 2002 - Dorothy L. Logan, 82, Clinton, formerly of Chilhowee, died Wednesday, January 23, 2002, at the Golden Valley Hospital in Clinton. She was born on August 28, 1919, in Independence, the daughter of Leny Brown and Alpha Williams Brown. On June 17, 1939, she and J. W. Logan were married in Independence. He preceded her in death on April 2, 2000. She was a homemaker and a member of the Community of Christ Church in Independence and graduate of William Christman High School of Independence. She is survived by two sons, Edwin J. Logan, Windsor, and Donald L. Logan, Roswell, New Mexico; one daughter, Juanita Culley, Calhoun; 10 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Saturday, January 26, at the Sweeney-Phillips & Holdren Funeral Home, Warrensburg. Burial will be in the Warrensburg Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

LOGAN, Frank H.
1864-1939
Englewood Cemetery (L), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Frank H. Logan died at his home on East Elm Street at 2:00 a.m. Sunday with heart failure. His wife was awakened by the strangling noise caused by his struggle with death, but he was unable to speak to her again. His sister, Mrs. Lillie Coulter, who lives with the Logans and assisted in caring for him, was also there. He had been suffering with heart trouble since March 9, 1932. For the last few weeks he apparently had been no worse, but had slept much, telling his wife and sister he was very tired. So eternal rest has come. He was born in St. Clair County, Illinois, December 11, 1864, and came with his parents a few years later in a stage coach to Clinton and has resided here since. He first learned to be a cigar maker and later learned the cooper trade and was employed by Mr. Keyes for a number of years as long as barrels were being made in Clinton and later worked at the Keyes mill until it was bought by A. J. Mann, but had been unable to work since 1932. October 24, 1899, he was united in marriage to Miss May Edie and theirs has been a happy companionship. Five years later they bought a home on East Elm Street just west of the Frisco track where they had always enjoyed their garden and fruit trees. In 1917 their house was destroyed by fire so they rebuilt the present structure. Mr. Logan was brought to the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ through the visits and kindly ministry of Rev. A. S. Olsen and September 29, 1937, both he and his sister professed their faith and united with the Second Street Methodist Church. His only survivors are his wife and sister. The funeral was held Tuesday afternoon at the Consalus-Peck Funeral Home, with burial at Englewood.

LOGAN, Georgia Evelyn PLUMLEE
1922-2003
Parks Chapel Cemetery, Leesville Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Mar 7 2003 - Georgia Evelyn Logan was born August 26, 1922, in Henry County, daughter of Clint and Ethel Parks Plumlee. She died February 9, 2003, at Golden Valley Hospital. She married Max A. Logan December 22, 1939, and he preceded her in death March 9, 2001. One son, Glen Logan, and one infant daughter, plus several brothers and sisters also preceded her. She was a district and Missouri Midwest Archery Champion, oversaw the Parks Chapel Cemetery, took special care of the Tightwad community, attended Parks Chapel Baptist Church and was a Henry County Deputy Sheriff. She is survived by two daughters, Edith Wood and husband Estel, Harper, and Sharon Stoecklein and husband Harold, Tightwad; one granddaughter, Angela Gates, and husband Brian, Raytown; one grandson, Deron Stoecklein and wife Kara, Lee's Summit; three step-grandsons, Rick Wood, Ron Wood, Drian Wood, all of Iconium; one brother, James Plumlee, and one sister, Linnie Smith, both of Clinton, plus many nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held February 12 at Consalus-Bradley Chapel. Burial ws in Parks Chapel Cemetery.

LOGAN, James "Uncle Jim"
1855-1939
Logan Cemetery, Leesville Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - James Logan died at 10 p.m. Friday, April 21, after a brief confinement to his bed, which followed months of failing health, when he was tenderly and loyally cared for by his beloved wife, who is quite frail. James Logan was born December 29, 1855, three miles south of Leesville and spent all of his life in Henry County, farming as his father had done. He was a fine Christian character, member of the Christian church and a substantial citizen, whom his family and friends respected and admired and was familiarly known as Uncle Jim. Fifteen years ago he retired from active farming and made his home in Leesville. Mollie Osburn became his wife January 1, 1880, and three children were given them, one son dying in infancy and a daughter, Mrs. Jewel Snorgrass, who died in 1935. Their son, Marshall, of the home, survives with his mother; also four granddaughters of Sedalia, who, with their husbands, were with their grandfather during his last illness, also for the funeral; a half sister, Mrs. Eula Martin and a half brother, Peyton Logan, of ElDorado Springs. Funeral services were conducted at the Leesville Methodist Church on Sunday and burial in the Logan cemetery, that bears the name of his ancestors, noteworthy pioneers of Henry County. The Wilkinson Funeral Service was in charge.

LOGAN, James W.
1915-2000
Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Warrensburg, Johnson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 3 2000 - James W. Logan, 84, Chilhowee, died Sunday, April 2, 2000, at the Westwood Nursing Home, Clinton. He was born September 27, 1915, in Harrison, Arkansas, the son of John Pete Logan and Dora Rowlette Logan. On June 17, 1939, in Independence, he married Dorothy Brown and she survives. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Logan of the home; two sons, Edwin J. Logan, Windsor, and Donald L. Logan, Avondale, Arizona; a daughter, Juanita Culley, Calhoun; two brothers, Vere Gene Logan, Blue Springs and Mitch Logan, Jefferson City; 10 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at Thursday at the Sweeney-Phillips & Holdren Funeral Home, Warrensburg. Burial will be in Warrensburg Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

LOGAN, Martha Bird "Birdie" PARKS
1866-1892
Parks Chapel Cemetery, Leesville Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Eye, Jan 16 1892 - Died, Mrs. Birdie Logan, 24, at the home of her mother in Clinton. A husband and one child. Burial south of Leesville.

LOGAN, Max A.
1918-2001
Parks Chapel Cemetery, Leesville Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Daily Democrat, Mar 16 2001 - Max A. Logan was born August 2, 1918, in Henry County, son of Glenn and Ruth Parks Logan. He died March 9, 2001, at Westwood Nursing Center. He married the former Georgia Plumlee, who survives of the home. He had lived in the Tightwad area all of his life. He was a member of the Tightwad Volunteer Fire Department and the Benton/Henry County Rescue Squad. He had worked as a mail carrier for the United States Postal SErvice, as a brick mason and charpenter and a deputy for the Henry County Sheriff's Department. Surviving along with his wife are two daughters, Edith Wood and husband, Estel, Quincy, Sharon Stoecklein and husband, harold, Tightwad; one granddaughter, Angela Gates and husband, Brian, Raytown; one grandson, Deron Stoecklein and wife, Kara, Lee's Summit; one brother, Pat Logan and wife, June, Globe, Arizona, along with several nieces and nephews. Preceding him in death were his parents; one son, Glen Logan, and one brother, Val Jean Logan. Funeral services were held March 12 at the Consalus Chapel, Clinton. Graveside services were under the auspices of Clinton VFW Post 1894. Burial was in Parks Chapel Cemetery.

LOGAN, Nancy PARKS
1831-1922
Logan Cemetery, Leesville Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Nancy Parks was born in Lincoln county, Kentucky, on the 30th day of July, 1831. When three years of age she moved with her parents from that place in a wagon to Henry county, where she spent the rest of her life. She was married to William Logan in 1847. to this union 10 children were born. Two with her husband have preceded her to the heavenly home, leaving 8 to mourn her death: Mrs. H. L. Pigg, Mrs. J. R. Parks, David R. and J. A. Logan, of Coal; Mrs. J. H. Odle and Geo. B. Logan, of Cedaredge, Colo.; W. P. Logan, of Nevada, and Mattie at home. She also leaves to mourn her death 16 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, 10 great-great-grandchildren, besides a host of friends. She will be sadly missed in this community for she had lived here so long that she was known and loved by many, always having a smiling face and a cheerful word for every one. She gave her life to Christ a good many years ago, being a charter member of the Universalist church. Her funeral was held at her old home Sunday, January 22nd, at two o'clock. Her remains being laid to rest beside her husband in the Logan cemetery.

LOGAN, Rudolph Henry
1833-1903
Englewood Cemetery (L), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Missouri, Nov 21 1903 - Again have the icy fingers of death touched and cooled the brow of a good man and loving father, Rudolph Henry Logan. Born in Buer, Kingdom of Hanover, Germany Dec. 29, 1833 and died very suddenly Sunday, Nov. 15, 1903 of asthma and heart trouble, which he had suffered for about six years. Married to Miss Margaret Elizabeth Hesson March 13, 1856 and they had 8 children, the four surviving being Mrs. Anna Salzer of Clinton, Mrs. Lillie Coulter of Kansas City, F. H. Logan of Lee's Summit and Miss Rose Logan of Clinton. Funeral at his home on East Elm by Rev. Samuel Jones of Clinton; J. W. Strong also rendered a beautiful poem in his honor. Remains laid to rest in Englewood beside his wife, who preceded him to the better land about 9 years ago. He has been a resident of Clinton about 35 years.

LONEY, Chesley Leroy
1940-2001
Clinton Daily Democrat, Nov 15 2001 - Chesley Leroy Loney, 61, Clinton, died Monday, November 12, 2001. He was born May 18, 1940, in Appleton City, son of Chesley and Beatrice Loney. His parents and two brothers, William and Robert Loney, preceded him in death. Survivors include one son, Jeffery Loney and wife, Lavette, Oak Grove; one brother, Randy Loney; one sister, Rita Sielman, Montrose; one grandson, Chris Loney; one granddaughter, Mercedes Loney. Cremation.

LONG, Charles Henry
1918-1996
Englewood Cemetery (L), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Charles Henry Long, 77, Clinton, died Monday, January 8, 1996, at Golden Valley Memorial Hospital, Clinton. Charles Henry Long, son of Preston Long and Estelle Rombold, was born January 17, 1918, on the family farm near the Methodist Church at White Oak. He was the fifth child and the second son in the Long family. He had six brothers and three sisters. Preceded him in death were an infant brother, William, Cecil, Ester Fae, Lee Roy, Loren and Raymond. Surviving are Clara Belle Odle of Texas and Ethel Mae Clary of Clinton. There were two boys born in White Oak on that snowy, winter night of January 17 and Charlie was lucky that the country doctor stopped his horse and buggy at the Long farm first. The neighbor baby boy died that same night. He married Ruby Irene Doll, June 22, 1938. He and Ruby celebrated their 57th wedding anniversary this past year. On their 50th anniversary they had a large party planned, but Charlie had to take some time out for major surgery and in his usual, casual style he said that he was sorry that he had changed everyone's plans but that they could always make it up next year. Charlie and Ruby had one daughter, Nancy Jean, who was born in Clinton and lived in Ballard and Old Piper where her parents purchased the local gas station and later in 1950, the Old Piper store. Charlie first did trucking of livestock and grain and then decided that he wanted to be more at home than on the road. It was at that time that the gas station at Ballard and the Old Piper store became so important to his family life. The store supplied groceries to the local neighbors and became the meeting place for many families. Charlie also sold fertilizer and lime and spent much of the time delivering and spreading it to the farms in the area while Ruby ran the store and made sandwiches for many of those who stopped to chat or stock up for the week. This store and all of its activity became the center of the family for Nancy and later her children. The three grandchildren, R. C., Mike and Becky, spent many hours with their grandfather and grandmother, helping around the store, riding on the fertilizer and lime trucks, helping to mark the rows of grain by standing in the fields while their granddad drove the truck, and including them in almost everything that he needed to do. He dearly loved his daughter and grandchildren and influenced them in their early years, teaching them his love for the land and the outdoors, his love of hunting and fishing, his respect for others, his way of kindness, his care for his friends and family, his strong sense of honor and character, and his special way of humor. After 33 years at Old Piper, it was time to retire and move to a new family home in Clinton. The "dream home" was completed in 1984, with much of the design and construction handled by R. C. The move from old to new was a difficult adjustment at first, but with all the happiness and support from their old friends and their new, the home on Tracy became another gathering place and another home of joy. Charlie enjoyed his retirement because it left him more time to spend with Ruby and his family, and also to pursue his love for fishing, hunting, playing pool, morning coffee and chats with his friends, and time to spend with his great-grandchildren, Justin and Jeff, (R. C.'s sons), and Becky's two boys, Scott and Landon. It also gave him a special time to visit his grandson, Mike, who now lived with his wife, Lisa, at the Old Piper house, and relive so many of the so many of the childhood hunting and fishing memories that he had shared with his family. Retirement was also a time that he and Ruby could be together after all those years of hard work from lantern to lantern. Many years were spent together on opening day at Bennett Springs and now during retirement, every day could be an opening day if they chose it. Charlie leaves behind a wife, a daughter, three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren, two sisters, a few fishing and pool buddies and many other friends. But most of all he leaves behind a lot of memories that have shaped and influenced all of our lives, in ways we realize especially today and in other ways that we will understand our reflections of him in the future. He is now in heaven with the greatest fisherman of all. Goodbye, Charlie, Dad, Granddad, Greatgranddad, we love you. Funeral services were held at the Clinton United Methodist Church Thursday, January 11. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery.

LONG, Clara L. FOWLER SHAFTO
1910-2002
Englewood Cemetery (L), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Oct 25 2002 - Clara L. Shafto Long, 91, Portland, Oregon, died in Portland on October 2, 2002. Graveside services will be at Englewood Cemetery on Monday, October 28. She was born October 20, 1910, in St. Clair County. She was the youngest of eight children born to Ben and Melissa Fowler. She spent most of her childhood in Missouri and Washington, finally settling down in Henry County where she met and married Kenneth Shafto on November 26, 1930. They had one son, Willis C. Shafto, who died in 1993. Kenneth and Clara moved to California after World War II. Kenneth died November 30, 1949. She met and married Richard Long in 1967. She is survived by her daughter-in-law, Janet Shafto, and four grandchildren, Kathleen Beltch, Kelley Graham, Kenneth and Robert Shafto.

LONG, Clifford Lyle
abt 1923-2004
Sandridge Cemetery, El Dorado Springs, Cedar Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jun 1 2004 - Clifford Lyle Long, 81, ElDorado Springs, died Sunday, May 30, 2004, at Community Springs Care Center. He is survived by his wife June; his son Kenny Long of ElDorado Springs; his daughter Margaret Gough, ElDorado Springs; his sister Blanche Beydler, Jerico Springs; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Bro. Long pastured at Spring Grove Missionary Baptist Church and Shady Grove Missionary Baptist Church. Funeral services will be held Friday, June 4, at the Hackleman Chapel. Interment will be in the Sandridge Cemetery.

LONG, Dorothy Louise HUGHES
1926-1999
Mt. Moriah Cemetery, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Dorothy Louise Long, 72, Deepwater, died Saturday, February 20, 1999. Funeral services will be Thursday, February 25, at Mt. Moriah & Freeman Funeral Home. Burial will be in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. Mrs. Long was born March 23, 1926, in Osawatomie, Kansas. She was a member of the Park Grove Christian Church of Deepwater, the Beta Sigma Phi sorority of Deepwater, and the Order of Eastern Star of Kansas City. She was preceded in death by a son, Robert P. Long III. She is survived by her husband of 50 years, Robert P. Long II, of the home; three children, Brice L. Long, Deepwater, Gerald D. Long, Raytown, and Sheri A. Long, Deepwater; a brother, Jack Hughes, Independence; six grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

LONG, Dwight Ives
1939-2016
Dwight I. Long, age 77 years, passed away Thursday, July 21, 2016 at Good Samaritan Care Center, Cole Camp, Missouri. There will be a memorial service held on Tuesday, August 2, with no visitation prior at Vansant-Mills Chapel, Clinton. Dwight was born February 15, 1939 to Orie and Ethel (Noble) Long in Clinton, Missouri. He enjoyed putting together model cars. Dwight was a member of the Eagles Lodge Aerie 3667, Clinton, he worked at Clearfield Cheese and Shrieber until his retirement as a line operator. Among survivors are his son John Long (Geri) of Clinton, Missouri, a step-brother Mike Houk, and a grandson Brandon Long.

LONG, Dwight Ives
1939-2016
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Dwight I. Long, age 77 years, passed away Thursday, July 21, 2016 at Good Samaritan Care Center, Cole Camp, Missouri. There will be a memorial service held on Tuesday, August 2, at Vansant-Mills Chapel, Clinton. Dwight was born February 15, 1939 to Orie and Ethel (Noble) Long in Clinton, Missouri. He enjoyed putting together model cars. Dwight was a member of the Eagles Lodge Aerie #3667, Clinton, he worked at Clearfield Cheese and Shrieber until his retirement as a line operator. Among survivors are his son John Long (Geri) of Clinton, Missouri, a step-brother Mike Houk, and a grandson Brandon Long.

LONG, Elton Lloyd
1917-1944
White Oak Cemetery, Walker Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - WAR CASUALTIES IN COUNTY MOUNT WEEKLY "The Secretary of War desires me to express his deep regret that your son, Sgt. Elton L. Long was killed in action on the twenty-seventh day of December in France. Confirming letter follows." Dunlop, acting Adjutant General. This was the sad message the telegraph boy conveyed to Sgt. Long's father, Stevie Long East Green Street, Clinton, Wednesday last week. Mrs. Long received a letter from her husband Tuesday before the fatal message was received. Written on Christmas day it spoke of handkerchiefs being rationed in England where he had been stationed and where he had been unable to purchase one for her handkerchief collection of which he was justly proud. A package received from him the week previous was in the box she had posted candy to her soldier husband. In it was his good conduct ribbon, Glider wings, European theater of war ribbon, English coins and a picture of himself-taken in England. Solemn and determined, no smile played across his pleasant face altho the young wife hungrily studied the tin-type style of picture, conscious of the minutest detail. While in England Sgt. Long was stationed about 22 miles from his brother SSgt. Arthur Long, who "discovered" his whereabouts through the Red Cross. Arthur, in the medical corps, was surprised one day to feel a pat on the back and looking up beheld his own brother. They enjoyed a number of happy weekends together before Arthur was moved into France weeks previous to Elton's. Elton Long entered the service April 13, 1943 and received his basic training at Camp Mackall with the 17th Airborn division of the 193rd Glider Infantry. After six weeks of maneuvers in February and March of '44 he was stationed at Camp Forrest, Tenn. August found him at the port of embarkation from whence he sailed to England. Born May 4, 1917, he was the second son of Stevie and Ethel Long who resided about six miles south of Urich. His mother preceded hi in death 16 years to the day of Elton's passing. The father true to the mother's memory and love reared the children and their lives he has woven the fragrance of her sweet spirit. Elton grew to manhood in this vicinity where he was converted and baptized in the Methodist church at White Oak. March 11, 1939 he was married to Miss Ruth Ellerman of LaDue. They lived a few months at Lincoln then came to Clinton where Elton was employed at Larabee mill. When he entered the service they were living in Pleasanton, Kans., where he was in the maintenance department of the Frisco railroad having served them two years. When his call to arms came he moved their furniture to a cottage at 801 East Franklin street, Clinton, as this young soldier was deeply in love with his wife and home which he visioned and hoped to come back to. This house holds their cherished earthly possessions. His wife knowing that God's greatest gift-domestic happiness comes not from things but from being together stayed close by his side while he received his training in the states. Whether it was room or a trailer camp he found contentment and abiding peace under blue skies away from camps or into the bit of heaven she built from the love in her heart. When her left for overseas, Mrs. Long secured work at the H. D. Lee Wholesale house in the city as this fine young couple planned to buy a farm after the war and she thought it best to work and save toward their future. Her mother, the late Mrs. Frank Ellerman, passed away in Kansas City in October '44. Surviving are his heartbroken wife who is at the home of her husband's people in Clinton, his father, two brother, SSgt. Arthur Lon gin France' Sgt. Wayne Long in India and three sister, Mrs. M. D. Snow, Pittsburg, Kansas; Mrs. Robert E. Ferguson, North 4th Street and Mrs. Robert Moor who lives with her father on East Green street, Clinton.

LONG, Ethel M. SHULSE
1918-2000
Urich Cemetery, Bogard Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Ethel M. Long, 82, Urich, died Monday, December 25, 2000, in an automobile accident in Cass County. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday, January 3, at the Urich Baptist Church. Burial will be in the Urich Cemetery. She was born March 29, 1918, in Urich, daughter of Marion C. and Nannie I. Summers Shulse. She was married to Ervin Long, who preceded her in death. She was a lifelong resident of the Urich Baptist Church. Survivors include two sons, Robert M. Scott, Phoenix, Arizona, and William R. Scott, Urich; four grandchildren, Dana L. Emerick, Denise Conner, Travis R. Scott and Jami Scott, and 11 great-grandchildren. Preceding her in death, along with her husband, are her parents and two brothers, Otis and John Henry Shulse.

LONG, Faye Leoma STREAM
1915-1992
Englewood Cemetery (L), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Faye Leoma Long was born on October 4, 1915 to Ralph and Emma Stream in their home, west of LaDue, in Henry County. She died Friday, May 29, 1992, at St. Luke's Hospital in Kansas City. She grew up with two sisters, Iva Hart and Nelda Long. She married Rolland Alvin Long on April 9, 1939, they had two children, Margie Jean and Richard Lee. They were able to enjoy the celebration of their 50th wedding anniversary with their children, grandchildren, family and many friends a little over three years ago. She had a special place in her heart for her grandchildren, Shawn, Nicole, Mark and Kim. They were very important to her. Her love for the garden and outdoors was evident by the amount of time she spent in it during the summer months. The other months she spent sewing and baking for everyone. She was preceded in death by her husband Rolland, who passed away March 26, 1992, after a long illness. She will be missed by her family greatly. Not a day went by that either Margie or Richard or one of the grandchildren didn't see her to visit with her or eat a meal with her. She believed strongly in close family ties and maintained it to her death. Funeral services were held at the Vansant-Mills Funeral Home Monday, June 1, 1992. Burial was held at the Englewood Cemetery in Clinton.

LONG, Fleeta Mae
1939-2007
Blairstown Cemetery, Big Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Fleeta Mae Long, age 68 of Liberty, Missouri passed away Tuesday, December 11, 2007 at the Liberty Hospital. Funeral Services will be Monday, December, 17, 2007 at the Vansant-Mills Chapel, Clinton with a private family burial in the Blairstown Cemetery following the funeral. Fleeta Mae Long was born July 30, 1939 in Henry County, Missouri the daughter of Robert Earl and Wahneeta Harriet Boone Long and passed away December 11, 2007 at Liberty Hospital, Liberty, Missouri. She was preceded in death by her parents Bob and Wahneeta Long, and her sister Wanda. She is survived by her brother William (Bill) Long and wife Joanne of Liberty, MO, a niece Kristie Long-Evans and husband Jim, and their children, Boone, Kristopher, Krista-Bo, all of Liberty, Missouri, and a nephew Robert (Bob) Long, wife Rajie, and their children, Kristine, Jennifer, William (Willie) Long of Alexandria, VA., and an aunt Cathaleen Salmon, of Clinton, MO. and a number of cousins.

LONG, Harry L. "Short"
abt 1906-1995
Kidds Chapel Cemetery, Chalk Level Twp, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Harry L. "Short" Long, 89, Lowry city, died Saturday, December 2, 1995, at the Sac-Osage Hospital in Osceola. Mr. Long was born in Beggs, Oklahoma. He was a longtime Lowry City area resident and retired farmer. He is survived by his wife, Ora Mae of the home; two sons, Jerry Long of Lowry City and Jim Long of Raymore; two brothers, Elton Long of Appleton City, and Russell Long of Butler; seven grandsons, one great-grandson. Funeral services will be Tuesday, December 5, at 1 p.m. at the Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel in Osceola. Burial will be in the Kidd's Chapel Cemetery near Lowry City.

LONG, Helen Clark BROWN GERAGHTY
1914-1998
Englewood Cemetery (L), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Helen Clark Brown was born September 24, 1914, in Coal, a short distance from the Brown family farm. She came into the world at the home of her mother's sister, Helen Doyle Peelor, who was married to Dr. Edward Peelor. Helen's parents were Mary Doyle Brown and Lawrence Wesley Brown. With her parents and brother. Herbert, Helen moved into the Doyle family home in Clinton where six generations of the family have lived. Helen was privileged to have her great-grandmother, Rebecca Thornton Everett, as well as her maternal grandparents, John R. and Matilda Everett Doyle, living in the home throughout her childhood. Later, three more children were born to the Brown family, Paul Edwin, Matilda Churchill and Mary Jean. Surviving Helen is her sister, Matilda Walker, Clinton; niece. Becky Williams. Moberly, and nephews Larry Brown, Washington, D.C., Eddie Brown, Montrose, Chris Walker and David Walker both of Clinton, Jeff Walker, Dallas, Texas. Having no children of her own, Helen enjoyed and loved the young relatives as if they were her own. When she married Jim Long on December 24, 1954, she acquired additional lovely children who were treated just as graciously and generously as the others. Also surviving Helen is a stepdaughter-in-law, Elberta Long, Clinton, and step-grandchildren, Cindy Lewis, Raymore, Chris Bonnewitz, Tulsa, Oklahoma, Cherye Jones and Jay Long both of Clinton. Helen had many interests and hobbles, including a thimble collection of 400 thimbles from all over the world. It was her intention to have this collection donated to the Henry County Museum. Helen's beautiful needlepoint and counted cross-stitch creations have found their way into many homes and hearts. Her research in family genealogy has left valuable information for her family. Helen was famous for her generosity and originality in choosing gifts for her friends and family. She was a Golden Valley Hospital Foundation Member and a member of the hospital auxiliary, also the Henry County Historical Society, Clinton Study Club, the United Methodist Church. She was a longtime choir member of the church and will be sadly missed by all. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and brothers, Herbert Doyle Brown, Paul Edwin Brown and one sister, Mary Jean Brown. Funeral services were held Saturday, October 24, at the United Methodist Church in Clinton. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery.

LONG, Helen SWEET
1904-2001
Clinton Daily Democrat, Aug 20 2001 - Mrs. Helen Sweet Long, 96, Brenham, Texas, died Friday, August 17, 2001. She was born in Garden Plain, Illinois, to Clarence Bird and Nancy Margaret Sweet, on November 6, 1904. She graduated from Park College, Kansas City, and was a teacher of home economics. She was married to Rev. Robert Ira Long, Jr., a Presbyterian minister, who died November 11, 1985. Her husband's pastoral duties included Keytesville, Water Valley, Mississippi, Clinton, Ferguson and churches near Maryville, Tennessee. She is survived by her four children, Mrs. Nancy Gay Shoup and husband, Michael, Brenham, Texas, Rev. Robert Ira Long III and wife, Marian, Frederick, Maryland, Mrs. Helen Sweet Young and husband, David, Louisville, Kentucky, and Rev. James Campbell Long and wife, Susan, Brockport, New York; 14 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. Memorial services were Monday, August 20, at Brenham Presbyterian Church with burial in Garden Plain Cemetery, following a memorial service at the Garden Plain Presbyterian Church, Garden Plain, Illinois.

LONG, Henry Lee
1933-1991
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Henry Lee Long, 58, Clarksburg, Mo., died Thursday, November 28, 1991 at Still Regional Health Center, Jefferson City, Mo. Funeral services were held Sunday, December 1, 1991 at the Bowlin-Cantriel Funeral Home in California, Mo. Survivors include his wife of the home, Mary Katherine Long; a daughter Barbara Bunch of Clinton; 4 sons, Kenneth Long of Clarksburg, Robert Long and Ronald Long, both of Tipton, and Leonard Long of Clarksburg.

LONG, Herbert B.
1929-2009
White Oak Cemetery, Walker Twp, Henry Co, MO
Herbert B. Long, 82, Peculiar, MO, died Monday, February 9, 2009 at Research Medical Center, Kansas City, MO. Funeral services will be held Saturday, February 14, 2009 at the First Baptist Church in Peculiar. Private family burial will be held at the White Oak Cemetery in Urich, MO. Herbert was born September 8, 1926 in Piper, MO, the son of Herman B. and Bertha Ethel (Long) Long. He married Alberta Louise Best on September 28, 1947 in Clinton, MO. He had lived in Urich, Clinton and Piper, MO before moving to Peculiar in 1960. Herbert worked for Mid-American Lines, Inc. as a truck driver and was a member of the Teamsters. Herbert was also an auctioneer. He was a member of White Oak Methodist Church in Urich and later First Baptist Church in Peculiar. He was also a Boy Scout leader and was a member of the Tribe of Mic-O-Say. Herbert was preceded in death by his parents and one son, Harve Long. He is survived by his wife, Alberta Louise Long, of the home; two sons, Herbert Long, Peculiar, MO and Howard Long, Garden City, MO; one daughter, Karen Long, Raymore, MO and one honorary daughter, Gwen Richards, Kansas City, MO; one daughter-in-law, Cathy Long, Peculiar, MO; four grandchildren, Beth, Jim, Brian and Magan and six great-grandchildren, Brandon, Nicole, Mathew, Jakob, Kalab and Benjamin.

LONG, James Douglas
1933-1991
White Oak Cemetery, Walker Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - James Douglas Long was born in Clinton February 26, 1933, the son of James L. Long and Nina Pickard Long. He passed away August 3, 1991, at his home in Memphis, Tennessee, at the age of 58 years. Doug received his education from the Clinton school system before receiving a degree from the University of Missouri in Columbia. On August 15, 1952, he was united in marriage to Elberta Crowder Long. To this Union were born three daughters and a son, Cindy Lewis, Raymore, Chris Bonnewitz, Tulsa, Okla., Cherye Jones, Clinton, and Jay Long, Prairie Village, Kansas. He had two grandchildren, Brandon Hays and Alexandra Lewis. He was a well-rounded young man. He led an active life during his high school years. Participating in sports, playing basketball and having the honor of being captain of the football team his senior year. He was an active member of Farm House fraternity. He loved working on the farm, helping his father. He had a love for the land and a love for animals. He was a likable boy, a boy in which any parent would be proud to have for a son. After graduating from college, he was employed with International Harvester for several years before coming back to Clinton to work with his father at Long Truck and Tractor. He became an investment broker previous to his employment with Consolidated Freightways, from which he spent nearly 25 years before retiring. One of his favorite pastimes was photography. He enjoyed working in his darkroom, developing pictures that he had taken of his children. Pictures of his children running down the stairs Christmas morning, to see what Santa had left under the tree. He enjoyed meeting new people, but especially treasured his lifelong friends. He was reared in a Christian home and kept his faith until his death. He was a member of the United Methodist Church of Clinton. He died from a heart attack in his home at Memphis. Preceding him in death were his parents and sister, Martha Jean. He is survived by is four children, Cindy, Chris, Cherye and Jay, and two grandchildren. Funeral services were held at Thursday, August 8, 1991, at the Consalus Chapel, Clinton. Burial was in White Oak Cemetery.

LONG, John
1842-1913
White Oak Cemetery, Walker Twp, Henry Co, MO
Montrose Recorder, Montrose, Henry Co, MO, Friday, Mar 21 1913 - John Long, one of Henry County's prominent farmers and stockmen, died at his home in White Oak twp. Friday morning March 14 from pneumonia, he had been sick only a short time. The funeral services were held at White Oak church Sunday Mar. 16, interment in the cemetery near the church. The attendance at the funeral exceeded the seating capacity of the church as deceased was highly esteemed, and a great host of his friends testified to their regard to his memory. He would have been 71 years old in June 1913. He leaves a wife and four children, six grandchildren and two brothers, James Long of Lowry City and Nick Long of Clinton; two sisters, Mrs. Sarah Adams of Iberia, Mo., and Mrs. M. M. Fancher of this city.

LONG, Kathryn June GREEN
1945-2018
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Kathryn June Long, age 74, of Clinton, MO passed away, Thursday, April 5th, 2018 at her home. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, April 10th, 2018 at the Vansant-Mills Funeral Home, Clinton, MO; burial in the Vansant Road Cemetery, Clinton, Missouri following services.  Kathryn was born on June 3, 1945 in Neosho, MO to Lee Oliver and Vernette Lorene (Brizendine) Green. Kathryn was a member of the Eagle's and Northeast Baptist Church, Clinton. She enjoyed needlepoint, listening to gospel music and watching westerns. Kathryn worked at Elite Laundry for over 20 years.  Kathryn was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, sisters, Pat Green, Flora Ray, and Betty Testerman, brothers, Richard Green, Joseph Sizemore and Walter Green.  Kathryn is survived by her brother, Raymond Green, Mack's Creek, MO, sister Jackie (Don) Schroeder, Windsor, MO, 23 nieces and nephews and many other nieces and nephews.

LONG, Kenneth Dale
1931-2016
Englewood Cemetery (L), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Kenneth Dale Long, 84 years, of Springfield, Missouri passed away Monday, May 16, 2016 at Riverview Residential Manor, Ozark, Missouri. Funeral services will be held Thursday, May 19, 2016 at the Clinton United Methodist Church. Interment will follow at Englewood Cemetery, Clinton. Kenneth Dale Long was born July 16, 1931 on a farm south of Urich, Missouri. He was the middle child of Uel Elmer Long and Mary Angeline (Hull) Long. He attended Willow Branch grade school and was a 1949 graduate of Clinton High School. Dale attended the University of Missouri until he enlisted in the Air Force April 1952, where he served as a helicopter pilot during the Korean War. On December 19, 1953 he married Mary Ann Gates of Clinton, Missouri. After leaving the Air Force he attended and graduated from the University of Missouri Columbia with a degree in Electrical Engineering. He worked for Emerson Electric in St. Louis, Missouri and later Fasco Industries in Springfield, Missouri where he retired in 1996. He was a member of Schweitzer United Methodist Church of Springfield, Missouri where he sang in the Senior Saints choir and was a member of the Joy Pickers Band. Dale was also a member of the United Methodist Men’s Club. He was an avid ham radio operator. He and his wife Ann enjoyed many summers traveling and camping in their RV. Dale is preceded in death by his wife Mary Ann (Gates) Long, parents, Uel Elmer Long and Mary Angeline (Hull) Long, one brother, Robert Gene Long, one sister, Almyrta Faye Long, and one daughter-in-law, Antoinette Usey Long. Dale is survived by one daughter, Linda Ann (Long) Wallace of St. Charles, MO, and one son, Kenneth Lee Long of Lafayette, LA, four grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, six nieces, and one nephew.

LONG, Lena May KNISELY CALLAHAN
1914-1997
Englewood Cemetery (L), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Daily Democrat - Lena May Callahan Long, daughter of Urise C. Knisely and Mary Elizabeth Pope Knisely, was born September 27, 1914, on a farm east of Brownington, and died Saturday, March 29, 197, at the San Juan Living Center in Montrose, Colorado. Lena was married to Edwin S. Callahan on June 27, 1933, and he preceded her in death on April 22, 1970. She later married Arlyn Long on April 24, 1973, and Arlyn preceded her in death on February 27, 1985. Lena worked for Bob Johnson Appliance Center in Clinton and later worked for Sam's before she retired. She was a member of the First Baptist Church, Clinton, and joined the Church of Christ in Montrose, Colorado, after she moved there five years ago. She was also a member of the Roberta Rebekah Lodge, Clinton. Lena is survived by her daughter, Donna Darlene Bradley and husband, Jerry, of Cimarron, Colorado, and on sister, Elsie Belle Barker of Sedalia. Funeral services were held at the Vansant-Mills Chapel, Thursday, April 3. Burial was in the Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

LONG, Lucile Margaret ZEHNDER
1907-1998
Stones Chapel Cemetery, Walker Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Mar 9 1998 - Lucile Margaret Long, the oldest child of Alden Finly and Dorrit May (Vansant) Zehnder, was born September 26, 1907, in Kiowa County, Colorado, where her parents went to homestead land, and died February 21, 1998, at the Clinton Residential Care Center in Clinton at the age of 90 years. In 1915 she returned with her parents to Henry County to the Delmar community and established the General Store at Delmar. She attended Mound rural school and graduated from high school in Clinton. She later graduated from CMSU with a B.S. degree in elementary education. Around 1925 the General Store at Delmar was remodeled. Lucile drove a Model T Ford truck to Deepwater Brick Factory, hauling brick back to Delmar. She would crest the steep Calvird Hill in high gear, much to the dismay of her father. She began her teaching career in rural schools in the communities of Urich and ended her 30 years of teaching in Urich. She loved her school rooms and the children she taught. She kept informed of her former students. She wanted to excite students about learning. She made the stories she read to the students come alive. She gave her students skills and a love of learning that will influence them for a lifetime. She was always available to her students. She taught 10 years in rural schools where she was well known for her programs that her students would perform in. She would write most of the plays and make her own costumes. She would often write these plays about her own family. She devoted many years to 4-H work where she taught many programs. In her youth she made her Christian commitment at the Stone Chapel United Methodist Church and derived a tremendous amount of spiritual fulfillment from her 75 years of devoted membership at that church. In 1931 she was united in marriage to Emmett R. Long. They built their home at Piper and lived there for 60 years. She always enjoyed the unofficial title "Mayor of Piper". Lucile had celebrated her 90th birthday in September 1997. She was not well enough to have a big celebration but her friends showered her with over 330 birthday cards. She was presented a resolution from the 89th General Assembly by Senator Harold L. Caskey. She was a good friend to many and one of her most memorable things she did for her friends was to write them in times of joy or sorrow. She was an avid letter writer. Lucile was an American original such as we will not see again. Her family was truly blessed with her love and caring affection. She touched many lives and she responded warmly to people. Her keen intellect, great sense of humor, an honest approach to life made her fun to be with. She never grew old. She leaves an irreplaceable vacancy. She was a member of the Clinton United Methodist Church, WSCS and the Chancel Choir where she shared her music talent both in piano and voice. She also belonged to the Henry County Retired Teachers Association, the Henry County Historical Society and the Henry County Democratic Club. She was preceded in death by her parents, one sister, Evelyn Clary, and her husband. She is survived by her daughter, Janice Sloan, Clinton; two grandsons, Jeffrey Sloan, Phoenix, Arizona, and Kent R. Sloan, Clinton; one sister Maxine Zehnder, Clinton; a niece Shirley Hanson, Overland Park, Kansas, and two sisters-in-law, Grace Blasco, Kansas City, and Mary Lee Steele, Clinton. Funeral services were held at the Clinton United Methodist Church on Tuesday, February 24. Burial was in the Stone Chapel Cemetery of rural Montrose.

LONG, Marvin Lee
1899-1993
Englewood Cemetery (L), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Marvin L. Long was born July 2, 1899, in Henry County, the son of Fred and Minnie (Gates) Long. He passed away July 20, 1993, at Golden Valley Memorial Hospital in Clinton at the age of 94. He spent much of his early years in Clinton and started to school here. His family moved to Kansas City and he attended school and graduated from high school in Rosedale, Kansas. He married Nellie May Loyd on January 19, 1931, in Bolivar. To this union two children were born. For several years, he was a fireman on the railroad but he returned to farming, which was the profession he truly loved. He lived in the Clinton area for many years. He was a member of the Garland Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife Nellie; one daughter Nancy N. (Long) Davis of Toledo, Ohio; one son, William L. Long of Clinton; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers, Arlyn H. Long, Frederick D. Long and Charles G. Long. Funeral services were Friday, July 23, at the Consalus Chapel in Clinton. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery.

LONG, Mary Catherine DIXON
1858-1935
White Oak Cemetery, Walker Twp, Henry Co, MO
Mrs. Wm. Long's Funeral - Funeral services for Mrs. Wm. Long, who died December 2, were held at the White Oak Church Wednesday of last week by Rev. Fred G. Gilbert, pastor, assisted by Rev. Walker Long of Malta Bend, a nephew. Pall bearers were grandsons, Arthur, Elton, and Emmet Long, Clifford North, Everett Carver and Francis Long, a nephew. Flower girls were granddaughters, Ruth, Mabel and Grace Long, Lucille Doll, Mary Ellen Hargrave, Alice Hunt and Mary North. Burial was in White Oak cemetery. "Aunt Mollie," as she was known had been in ill health for the past three years but her death came rather suddenly. She fell Saturday morning and broke a small bone in her hip. She seemed to gradually grow worse until the end came. Mary Catherine Dixon was born September 6th, 1858, in Kentucky and at the age of ten moved with her parents to Missouri and settled in St. Clair County. In 1874 they moved to Henry County and settled in the White Oak church neighborhood. When fourteen, Mary Catherine was converted and joined the church, later transferred her membership to the White Oak Methodist church where she remained a loyal and faithful member to the end of her life. She was a true Christian and an honor to her church. February 18th, 1877, she was united in marriage to William Long and they celebrated their 58th wedding anniversary last February, the first of the Long family to celebrate even a golden anniversary. To this union were born nine children, two of whom died when small. The seven living children, all of whom attended the funeral are: Stevie, Alonzo, Mrs. Nelia Hargrave, Mrs. Ethel Doll, all of Urich; Mrs. Floy Barth of Brighton, Colo.; Mrs. Anna Carver of Deepwater, and Mrs. Florence North of Creighton. Mrs. Long is survived also by her faithful husband, 23 grandchildren and ten great grandchildren. Mrs. Long was of a family of ten children, six girls and four boys. John Dixon, an older brother, lives in Appleton City. Aunt Mollie Long was loved by all and loved all who knew her. The crowded house and the beautiful floral offerings at the funeral bespoke the great love and esteem the many friends held for her and her fine family.

LONG, Mary Ellen ROWLES
1923-2012
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Mary E. Long, 88, of rural Leeton, Missouri, died Monday, March 26, 2012, at her home of rural Leeton. She was born July 20, 1923, the daughter of Jesse Edward Rowles and Pauline (Tavener) Rowles. She married Oden Levere Long, on August 28, 1946, in Windsor, Mo., and he preceded her in death on November 16, 2000. Mrs. Long was a homemaker and farmers wife. She worked years ago at the former Windsor International Shoe Factory in Windsor. She also raised chickens and sold eggs along with growing a huge garden for many years. Mrs. Long was also a caregiver for her husband's parents. She was a member of the Leeton First Baptist Church, Leeton, and a member of the Tebo Homemakers Club. Survivors include 2 daughters, Linda Wilson and her husband Keith, Leeton, Mo.; Nancy Long, Athens, Texas; 3 grandchildren, Brenda Wilson and Donnie; Aaron Wilson and his wife Chastity and Andy Wilson and Andria; 6 great-grandchildren, Dessiray, Rachael, Erica, Arley, Jack and Hunter; a sister, Francis Tankersley, Fortuna, Mo.; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by 3 brothers, Townsend Rowles; Jesse Rowles; John Rowles; 3 sisters, Grace Banks; Doris Motsinger; Margaret Schwartz. Funeral services will be Friday, March 30, 2012, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor, Mo. Burial will be in the Calhoun Cemetery, Calhoun, Mo.

LONG, Maude LEDBETTER
abt 1910-2006
Harmony Cemetery, Monegaw Twp, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jul 12 2006 - Mrs. Maude Ledbetter Long, 96, Osceola, died Monday, July 10, 2006. Funeral services will be Friday, July 14, at Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel in Osceola. Burial will be in Harmony Cemetery, near Appleton City.

LONG, Nelda Lucile STREAM
1918-1995
Englewood Cemetery (L), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Nelda Lucile Long was born on September 10, 1918, in the LaDue vicinity, the daughter of Ralph and Emma (Gross) Stream. She died Monday Morning, October 9, 1995, at the Golden Valley Memorial Hospital. She married Francis Leon Long on April 1, 1939. They have lived on their farm west of Clinton since that time. They have one daughter, Linda. Nelda attended Willow Branch School. She was a member of the LaDue Methodist Church and later moved her membership to White Oak Methodist Church. Nelda enjoyed watching her grandsons, Brian and Brandon, grow from infants to adults. She spoiled them in her loving way and always had their favorite meals prepared when they visited. She looked forward to the boys spending the night when they were young. Her great-grandson Quintin, could count on great-Grandma for a supply of Gummy Bears and on occasions they both would be scolded for doing things they should know better than to do. She was willing to lend a helping hand when needed and was the silent strength of her family. She loved the outdoors and spent many hours working beside Francis on the farm. After retirement she loved to travel and visit with family and friends. She cared for her flowers and planted a garden to share with her family. She was preceded in death by her parents and one sister, Faye Long. She is survived by her husband Francis, of the home; her daughter Linda; grandsons Brandon of Springfield and Brian and his wife Teresa, great-grandchildren, Quintin and Lauren, her sister Iva Hart, all of Clinton, and Kenneth Plumlee of Urich. Nelda will be missed by her family and friends. Funeral services were held at the Vansant-Mills Chapel, Wednesday, October 11. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

LONG, Nicholas
1840-1926
Englewood Cemetery (L), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Nicholas Long died at his home on West Jefferson street Thursday afternoon, with the infirmities of old age, having been bedfast about a week. He was full of grit and had been remarkable strong for one of his age and did not like to give up, although he had really been in failing health for some time. He was born in Shannon county, Mo., Dec. 7, 1840, making him past 85 years of age. When a child he moved with his parents to Miller county. While a resident of Miller county he married Miss Cornelia Erland, who died in 1866. Three children were given to this union, two of who survive - Mrs. Sarah C. Colson of Kansas City; W. J. Long, Texas. Mrs. Colson come to her father's funeral. During the war, Mr. Long served as private in the Missouri State Militia, also as lieutenant and Captain. After the close of the war he located in the west part of Henry county and bought a farm of high fertility, well timbered and a creek running through. Before the war he had come here and looked over the situation, and at that time a cabin set where Fellhauer Bros. Grocery now stands and there was waving prairie grass between Clinton, Sedalia and St.Louis with hardly a cabin. When he came here, all inducements were offered to take this farm, which then was around Fellhauer store at around $5 per acre, but he turned it down and located in the west part of the county. His father James Long and uncle, Nick Long - twin brothers - also settled in this neighborhood. They bought much of this valuable land. He was a fine Christian citizen, ready for every good work, being one of the charter members of the White Oak church. The good pioneer citizens surrounded their children with the best things of life, good substantial homes and a good house of worship and taught them to believe in and worship the Lord. At the time of his death he belonged to the Clinton First M. E. Church. November 1, 1876 he married Miss Izorah Carter, who died Feb. 6th, 1901. Two children blessed this union, one of whom survives - Fred L. Long who lives northwest of Clinton four miles. June 1, 1905 he married Mrs. Lizzie Lytle who survives him. Mr. Long was a man of the highest integrity and never went into debt in his life. He believed in people buying what they could pay for and abhored debt. Mr. Long was a friend of man one who put Christianity into every day practice. He is also survived by one brothers, James Long of Lowry City, and a half sister, Mrs. Fancher, Montrose. There are nien grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. During his last illness, he was tenderly cared for by his son Fred L. Long, and family. His wife was unable to get around, as she had gotten her foot scalded just a few days previous to her husband's fatal illness. The funeral was conducted at the First M. E. Church Saturday afternoon. Interment in Englewood.

LONG, Nicholas Hadley
2001-2001
Englewood Cemetery (L), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Daily Democrat, Oct 15 2001 - Nicholas Hadley Long, son of Brian and Lee Ann Long, was born May 17, 2001, in Clinton, and died October 7, 2001, at the Golden Valley Hospital in Clinton at the age of four and a half months. Nicholas is survived by his parents, Brian and Lee Ann Long and one sister, Lauryn Elizabeth Long, all of the home; his paternal grandparents, Richard and Janet Long, Clinton; maternal grandmother, Velma Fletcher, Calhoun; great-grandmother, Mrs. Charles Fletcher, Clinton; great-grandmother, Mrs. William Elsea, Sweet Springs; great-grandparents, Sam and Alice Boten, Independence; great-great-aunt, Alberta Shepard, Clinton; also surviving are his Uncle James and Aunt Amanda Long, Liberty, Uncle Marvin and Aunt Mary Allen, Calhoun, Uncle Richard Allen, Calhoun, Uncle Robert and Aunt Kathryn Ruble, Mexico, Missouri; Uncle David Allen, Jerico Springs, Uncle Christopher and Aunt Linda Tope, Toledo, Ohio, and Uncle Scott and Aunt Anita Slaughter, Houstonia, as well as numerous cousins and a host of other relatives. Funeral services were held at the Vansant-Mills Chapel on Wednesday, October 10. Burial was in the Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

LONG, Nicole Marie
abt 1988-2003
Wayne Memorial Park, Goldsboro, Wayne Co, NC
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Mar 20 2003 - Miss Nicole Marie Long, 15, Pikeville, North Carolina, died Monday, March 17, 2003, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. A native of Austin, Texas, she was the daughter to TSgt. David William Long, Sr. and Cynthia Ann Landrum Long. She was a junior at Eastern Wayne High School where she was a member of the National Honor Society, the Math Club and the Fellowship of Christian Students. She was a member of the First Assembly of God in Goldsboro, North Carolina, where she was active in the Power House Youth Ministry. A celebration of her life will be Saturday, March 22, 11 a.m., at First Assembly of God, Goldsboro. Burial will follow in Wayne Memorial Park. In addition to her parents, she is survived by a brother, David William Long, Jr., Greensboro; maternal grandparents, Doug and Mae Landrum, Farwell, Texas; paternal grandparents, Rev. Marvin Long and Betty Long of Clinton, and a number of aunts, uncles and cousins.

LONG, Noreta I. FARSON
1937-2009
White Oak Cemetery, Walker Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton, MO, Oct 5 2009 - Noreta I. Long, 72, Urich, died Sunday, September 6, 2009, at Golden Valley Memorial Hospital, Clinton. She was born August 2, 1937, in Sullivan County, near Winigan, the daughter of Carl Richard and Sarah Frances (Cattey) Farson. Noreta worked as a secretary for Stewart-Nattinger Building Supply in Clinton for a number of years. She was a faithful member of the Clinton Church of Christ, the Red Hatters and the Grand River Valley Homemakers. Noreta was preceded in death by her parents and one daughter, Susette Cassidy. She is survived by her husband E. Leroy Long, of the home; two daughters, Nanette I. Hayes of the home and Colette E. Collett and husband Aaron, Warrensburg; two sisters, Ethella McKee and husband Kenneth J., of Green Castle, and Nadine Waddill and husband Deon, Brookfield; a sister-in-law, Rose Woodson of Columbia; six grandchildren, Michael Hayes, Dustin Hayes, Christopher Hayes, Nickie Nicholson, Rachael Collett and Curtis Collett, and 10 great-grandchildren, Devon Whitaker, Kia Whitaker, Brandon Whitaker, Karrissa Nicholson, Devon Nicholson, Aidan Hayes, Blake Hayes, Erica Hayes, Darin Hayes and Veronica Hayes. Funeral services were held at Vansant-Mills Chapel on Friday, September 11. Interment was in the White Oak Cemetery, Urich.

LONG, Oden Levere
1922-2000
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Nov 20 2000 - Oden L. Long, 78, Leeton, died Thursday evening, November 16, 2000, at the golden Valley Hospital in Clinton. He was born October 7, 1922, in Calhoun, the son of George Dallas Long and Ora Jane (McCorkendale) Long. On August 28, 1946, in Windsor, he married Mary Ellen Rowles, who survives of the home. He was a rural letter carrier for the United States Postal Service for 30 years before his retirement. He also farmed and was an United States Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of the Leeton Baptist Church and the rural Letter Carriers Association. He is also survived by two daughters, Linda Wilson and her husband, Keith, Warrensburg, and Nancy Long, Athens, Texas; a brother, Jasper Long, Healdsburg, California; one granddaughter, Brenda Karm; two grandsons, Aaron Wilson and Andy Wilson; two great-granddaughters, Dessiray Karm and Rachel Karm; two nieces, Susan and Ann, and a nephew, Rick. He was preceded in death by a brother, Everett Long. Funeral services were Sunday, at the Leeton Baptist Church. Burial was in the Calhoun Cemetery.

LONG, Ogden Columbus "Peevine"
1906-1980
Blairstown Cemetery, Big Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Blairstown MO - Ogden Columbus "Peevine" Long, 73, of Blairstown, passed away suddenly Sunday afternoon, January 6, 1980, at the Golden Valley Memorial Hospital in Clinton after having been taken there earlier in the day. He was born February 17, 1906 at Sleeper, MO., near Springfield, the son of William Columbus and Margaretta Mae (Pirtle) Long. His family moved to Blairstown early in his life and he spent the remainder of his life there. During his early childhood, he acquired the nickname "Peevine". He was known by this name throughout Henry County. Mr. Long was a veteran of World War II and achieved the rank of Coxswain with the United States Navy. Peevine was baptized into the Christian Church at Blairstown at an early age. He fed and raised cattle until ill health forced his retirement. He was always proud of his little house and farm, and his ability with cattle. Surviving him is one brother, Robert E. Long, Kansas City, and one sister, Mrs. Roby Noble of Gladstone, a host of nephews, nieces and great-nephews and nieces, and many other friends. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Charles and Andrew Long, and his parents. Funeral services were held Wednesday, January 9, at the Ward Funeral Home in Chilhowee. Burial was in the Blairstown Cemetery.

LONG, Ola Ethel CALDWELL
1889-1928
White Oak Cemetery, Walker Twp, Henry Co, MO
Young Mother Dead - Ola Ethel Caldwell, the youngest child of Wm. M and Columbia J. Caldwell, was born July 7, 1889, and departed this life at her home south of Urich, December 27, 1928, at the age of 39 years, 5 months and 20 days. On December 18, 1912, she was united in marriage to Stevie Long. To this union seven children were born, six of whom survive. One dying in infancy. We cannot tell of any definite time when she was converted for she always lived very near her Lord. She united with the White Oak M. E. church early in life, and lived a very faithful member to the end. Her chief aim in life was to bring her children up to be good and true to their Heavenly Father, and as a good mother she set the right kind of an example before them. Her life was one of loving service. She gave it for her family. The family became ill with the flu epidemic about one week before Christmas, and as a faithful mother she ministered to them all until she, too, was compelled to give up and lay down never to rise again to labor for the ones she so dearly loved. She suffered much from her illness until Thursday morning, December 27, when the sweet angel of release came and the patient sufferer went home to be with her Christ. Besides her husband, Stevie Long, and her six children, she is survived by one brother, four sisters and a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral services were conducted at the White Oak M. E. church by the Rev. Walker W. Long, of Higginsville, Mo., assisted by the Rev. Geo. M. Hansford, of Appleton City, and the Rev. H. L. Hoover, Creighton, December 29, and the remains were laid to rest in the White Oak cemetery. It is sometimes hard for us to understand why a young mother should be taken from those they so dearly love. Why they should be taken from their little ones and leave them alone to grow up without the tender lover and care of a mother. And the best conclusion I think we can come to is this, "Heaven, in all its splendor cannot be complete without the glory of a mother's love. And another mother has God called home, and somewhere up there beyond the skies in that home, not made with hands, is another mother, watching and waiting, beckoning beyond the vale of tears while her gentle inspiration hovers here with the wonderful benediction that only a mother's love can give. "She is gone, but not forgotten, There will be a vacant chair, Of a patient loving mother, Help us meet her is our prayer." Rev. H. L. Hoover

LONG, Ora M.
abt 1912-2003
Kidds Chapel Cemetery, Chalk Level Twp, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jun 24 2003 - Ora M. Long, 91, Lowry City, a retired seamstress, died Saturday, June 21, 2003, at the Sac-Osage Hospital in Osceola. Funeral services will be Wednesday, June 25, at Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel in Osceola. Burial will be in Kidd's Chapel Cemetery, rural Lowry City.

LONG, Patsy Danette FOSTER
1973-2008
Deepwater Cemetery, Fairview Twp, Henry Co, MO
Patsy Danette Long, 34, of Deepwater, Missouri passed away Saturday, March 22, 2008 at her home. Funeral services will be held Thursday, March 27, 2008 in the Consalus Funeral Home, Clinton, Missouri with burial in the Deepwater Cemetery. Patsy was born July 22, 1973 in Kansas City, Missouri to Donald and Rosetta (Bledsoe) Foster. Patsy moved to Deepwater from Independence in 2003. She worked a the Sonic Drive In at Warsaw, Missouri, was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary, loved to play Yatzee and go fishing and camping with her family. She was of the Baptist Faith. She is survived by her husband, Ron, son Robert Allen Long and Robin D. Long all of the home, father, Donny Foster, sister, Linda Roach, friend, Deanna Popp, father and mother-in-law, Lowell and Anita Long and Anita's mother, Catherine Dewhirst. Her mother, Rosetta Foster and sister Donnita Foster preceded her in death.

LONG, Rolland Alvin
1913-1992
Englewood Cemetery (L), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Rolland Alvin Long, son of Rufus Alvin and Maude M. (Hendricks) Long, was born March 6, 1913, in Henry County, and passed away March 26, 1992, at the golden Valley Memorial Hospital in Clinton at the age of 79. He was married to Faye Leoma (Stream) and to this union two children were born, Richard and Margie. He was a lifelong area resident. He was a farmer and enjoyed fishing. He was a member of the White Oak United Methodist church, south of Urich. Preceding him in death was his parents. He is survived by his wife Faye Long, of the home; one son Richard Long of Urich; one daughter Margie Keck of Independence, and four grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the Vansant-Mills Funeral Home of Clinton Tuesday, March 31, 1992. Burial was held at the Englewood Cemetery.

LONG, Rose Etta SMITH
1912-1993
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Rose Etta Smith Long was born March 12, 1912 in Calhoun, to Robert and Gertie Kelley Smith. She was raised on a small farm with her four brothers, Bus, Woodrow, David and Luallen and four sisters, Mable Holmes, Martha Strickland whom have all preceded her in death while Syble Ketchum and Peggy Adams survive her. Rose married Roy H. Long on May 8, 1933 in Sedalia. After 37 years of marriage he passed away on January 19, 1970. Unto this union were born nine children: Donald Eugene who passed away May 22, 1967, LeeRoy of Clinton, Jerry Dale of Belton, Peggy Rosalee who died at birth, Linda Cooper, Calhoun, Sue Griffitt of Clinton, Richard of Clinton, Kathy Ann who died at birth, and Robin Laurie of Pittsburg, Ks. She is also survived by 17 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, several step-grandchildren and great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Rose spent most of her life in the Clinton area. She worked outside the home at various jobs throughout her life as the need arose. She was also active in various clubs. She was a charter member of the Lady Bugs, an auxiliary of the VFW, and was a member of the First Baptist Church at Clinton. She also enjoyed dancing, sewing and playing cards. But her greatest joy came from being with her family and friends. Heaven's gain is great while our sorrow is tremendous. We'll miss you, Mom! Funeral services were held at Vansant-Mills Chapel, Sunday May 30, 1993. Burial was in Clinton Memory Gardens.

LONG, Ruby Irene DOLL
1919-2004
Englewood Cemetery (L), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jul 14 2004 - Ruby Irene Long, daughter of Herman William Doll and Cora Bell Woirhaye Doll, was born March 10, 1919 on the family farm south of Urich. She died June 27, 2004 at Golden Valley Hospital. She is survived by her daughter, Nancy Jean Williams and husband Mike, Chilhowee; three grandchildren, R.C. Julian III and wife Ann of Clinton, Charles Michael Julian and wife Lisa, Urich, and Rebecca Julian Rosevear and husband Robert, Leawood, Kansas; one step-granddaughter, Kris Tena Williams of Harrisonville; five great-grandchildren, Justin Julian, Warrensburg, Jeff Julian and wife Michelle, Olathe, Kansas, Jessica Cook of Clinton, Scott Baugh and Landon Rosevear of Leawood, Kansas; two brothers, Lee Earnie Doll of Clinton and Glen Doll of Urich, and her loving companion, Glendon Berrier. Preceding her in death were her husband Charles Henry Long, and her parents. Ruby and Charles owned and operated Old Piper Store, a general county store for 33 years. Ruby managed the store, selling feed, fertilizer, groceries and making sandwiches and dipping ice cream cones. In her day it was two dips for a nickel, especially for the local Piper school children. After 33 years at Old Piper it was time to retire and move to a new family home in Clinton. The dream home was completed in 1984. The move from the old to the new was a difficult adjustment at first, but with all the happiness and support from old friends and new ones, the home on Tracy Drive became another gathering place and another home of joy. As difficult as it was to change her home from Piper to Clinton, so too was it difficult for Ruby to change her place of worship from the old white Oak Methodist Church where she had grown up, to the Clinton United Methodist Church, but she decided in June 1988 to make the change and the friendships soon followed. Ruby joined the Golden Valley Hospital Auxiliary and enjoyed greeting and visiting with the patients and people and working in the gift shop. She was at home doing what she did best, making people around her feel comfortable. She also joined the Clinton Country Club where she enjoyed the social events of luncheons, card playing and dominoes with the ladies and the couples on Wednesday evenings. she was also active in the coffee and chat groups that met in the mornings at the various restaurants in Clinton, and she could be seen driving around Clinton attending to her appointments on most days of the week. In her later years, many of her routines were spent with Glendon, her friend and companion. Ruby had an infectious sense of humor and enjoyed the give and take of her family and friends. She was always ready to add to conversations her thoughts and ideas and was feisty in her own gentle way. She placed some thoughts in her Bible that captured the life she succeeded at living. Believe in yourself. Don't give up and don't give in. Family and friends are hidden treasures. Seek them enjoy their riches. Hang on to your dreams. Keep on trying. No matter how hard it seems, it will get easier. On the frontispiece of her Bible she wrote this prayer, "Dear God, whenever we fell sad, overwhelmed and discouraged, help us to remember that you will provide what we need." Amen. Thank you Ruby, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother for all that you have given us. Funeral services were held at the Clinton United Methodist Church Wednesday, June 30. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

LONG, Sylvia M. WARNER
1898-1995
Green Lawn Cemetery, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
Clinton Daily Democrat - Sylvia M. Long, Kansas City, died Monday, October 30, 1995, at Indian Creek Nursing Center, Overland Park, Kansas. Sylvia was born October 22, 1898, in Henry County. She was the daughter of John and May Warner. She was a charter member of Red Bridge United Methodist Church and a member of Red Bridge Martha Circle. She was preceded in death by her parents, sister Myrtle Keller and husband Ivan A. Long in 1983. They lived in Clinton and Garden City before moving to Kansas City in 1924. She is survived by several nieces and nephews. Among them are Nina Fantz, Cecil Simpson and Ray Orr, Jr. of Clinton. Funeral services were Thursday, November 2, at Park Lawn Chapel, Kansas City. Burial was in the Green Lawn Cemetery, Kansas City.

LONG, Violet Kathleen MOREE
1932-2002
Englewood Cemetery (L), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 29 2002 - Violet Kathleen Long, 69, Clinton, died Tuesday afternoon, January 8, 2002, at Golden Valley Hospital. She was born November 15, 1932, in Clinton, and was the daughter of Robert L. Moree, Jr. and Macy Ballew Moree. On November 23, 1950 in Clinton, she married Robert G. Long and to this union one daughter was born. She worked for Western Fly Ash Co. and Clearfield Cheese Co. before retiring in 1990. She was a member of the First Baptist Church, XYZ Club, Christian Motorcycle Association, Spirit Lifters Choir and Retreads. Survivors include her husband of 51 years, Robert Long of the home; her daughter, Kathy Himes and husband, Don, Clinton; her grandsons, Stephen Himes of Springfield and Michael Himes of Adrian; her sister, Mary Robbins and husband, Robert, of Clinton; her brother-in-law, Dale Long and wife, Nina, Springfield; her sister-in-law, Almyrta Long of Raymore; three nieces and one nephew. She was preceded in death by her parents and one sister, Mabel. Funeral services were held Friday, January 11, at the Vansant-Mills Funeral Home in Clinton. Burial was in the Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

LONG, Wanda Jean
1933-1998
Blairstown Cemetery, Big Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Wanda Jean Long died Wednesday, April 22, 1998, at North Kansas City Hospital at the age of 65 years, two months and 27 days. She was born January 25, 1933, in Clinton, the daughter of Robert E. and Wahneeta Boone Long. She lived in Italy, Ecuador, Washington, D.C. and San Francisco before moving to Kansas City a number of years ago. Miss Long was a U.S. Embassy clerk employed in Palermo, Italy, and Quito, Ecuador, working for the U.S. Foreign Service. She is survived by one sister, Fleeta Long of the home; one brother, William Long and wife, Joanne, Liberty, and an aunt, Kathaleen Salmon, Clinton; also a niece, Kristie Evans, Liberty, and a nephew, Robert Long, Alexandria, Virginia. Graveside services were held Thursday, April 23, in Blairstown Cemetery.

LONGBOTTOM, Ella M. SHRODER
n/a-n/a
Mrs. Ella M. (Shroder) Longbottom , 66 of 8618 East Thirtieth, Intercity district of Kansas City, Mo. died today at the Jackson County hospital. She was born in Urich, Mo., and had lived in Jackson County, Mo. for thirty years. Mrs. Longbottom was a member of the Hickory Grove Baptist church. She leaves two daughters, Mrs. Elizabeth McFarland, 2900 Booth, Intercity district, and Mrs. Lura Holmes, Winchester, Kansas; two sisters Mrs. Lou Jarvis, Detroit, and Mrs. Blanche Rempel, Los Angeles, Ca.; four brothers, Omar R. Shroder and Charles Shroder, both of Clinton, Mo., David Shroder, Urich, and Bryan Shroder, Hartwell, Mo., and three grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 3 o'clock Saturday at the Carson Chapel in Independence, Mo.

LONGHOFER, Lauretta M. HUFF
1932-2007
Englewood Cemetery (L), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Sep 26 2007 - Lauretta M. Longhofer was born October 20, 1932, in Edmund, Kansas, to Marvin Earl and Leeta Adella Hatcher Huff. She died September 2, 2007, at the age of 74 at Windsor Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, Windsor. Lauretta was a homemaker. She was a member of the Clinton Church of the Nazarene. She is survived by her daughter, Debra Page and husband, Steve of Clinton; her two sons, Mike Longhofer and wife, Carla of Eldorado Springs, and Richard Longhofer of Benton, Kansas; two sisters, Maritta Parhan of Wichita, Kansas and Minyon Wirt and husband, Paul of Green Ridge; two brothers, Dean Huff and Marvin Huff and wife, Pat, all of Texas; seven grandchildren, Jennifer Avondet, Brandi Callaway, Rebekah Werkmeister, Amanda Wolfgeher, Chad Longhofer, Justin Longhofer and Jessica Querry as well as eleven great grandchildren. Services for Lauretta were held September 6 at Vansant-Mills Chapel, Clinton, with burial in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

LOOMIS, Arnold G. "Red"
abt 1924-2002
Bear Creek/Mont-McConnell Cemetery, near Osceola, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Nov 22 2002 - Arnold G. "Red" Loomis, 78, Osceola, died Thursday, November 21, 2002, at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Kansas City. Funeral services will be Tuesday, November 26, at Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel in Osceola. Burial will be in Bear Creek Cemetery.

LOONEY, Mary L.
abt 1940-2000
Robinson Cemetery, Collins Twp, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jun 23 2000 - Mary L. Looney, 60, Collins, died Thursday, June 22, 2000, at her home. She was an upholsterer for Bass tracker of Clinton for 10 years. Funeral services will be Monday at Hathaway-Peterman Funeral Home Chapel, Wheatland. Burial will follow in Robinson Cemetery, near Collins. Survivors include her husband, Harold Looney of the home; two sons, Scott Looney of Weaubleau and Lee Green of Austin, Texas; two daughters, Cassondra Hartman of Weaubleau and Donna Looney of St. Joseph; four brothers, three sisters and four grandchildren.

LOONEY, Roger Dale
1956-2012
Parks Chapel Cemetery, Leesville Twp, Henry Co, MO
Roger Dale Looney, age 55, of Clinton, Missouri, passed away Monday, April 9, 2012 at St. Luke's Hospital, Kansas City, Missouri. Funeral Services will be Friday, April 13, 2012, at Vansant-Mills Chapel, Clinton, with interment in Parks Chapel Cemetery. Roger was born in Independence, Missouri the son of Marion Dale and Rosalie (Yount) Looney. He served in the United States Army National Guard for twenty-five years. He worked at Dale and Rosalie's Tavern for many years. Roger was a member of the American Legion in Warsaw and Clinton and the Eagles Lodge in Clinton. Roger is survived by his parents Dale and Rosalie Looney; two sisters, Sherry Browning and Kathy Houk both of Clinton and several nieces and nephews.

LOPEZ, Alexander Lucas
2016-2016
Laurel Oak Cemetery (L), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Alexander Lucas Lopez and Anthony Logan Lopez, infant sons of MaKayla & Richard Lopez, Windsor, Missouri, died Monday, March 14, 2016, at St. Luke’s Hospital, Kansas City, Mo. Alexander and Anthony were born March 14, 2016, at St. Luke’s Hospital, 17 weeks and 3 days into their tiny lives. Alexander was born at 5:23 pm, he weighed 4.2 ounces and was 7 inches long. Anthony was born at 7:45 pm, he weighed 4.9 ounces and was 7 and 1/2 inches long. In addition to their parents, MaKayla and Richard Lopez of the home in Windsor, their surviving family includes paternal grandparents, Jose Lopez Mendez and Clara Monge Lopez of Homestead, FL; maternal grandfather, Mark Lindsay, Windsor, Mo.; paternal great-grandparents, Anna Lopez Cruz and Victor Monge Lopez of Luquillo, PR; and Eladio Lopez of Boquerón, PR; maternal great-great-grandmother, Helen Lee, Kansas City, Mo.; and many aunts, uncles, and cousins. They were preceded in death by their maternal grandmother, Susan Lindsay, paternal great-grandmother, Juana Mendez Rivera, paternal great-aunt Luz Maria Monge Lopez, paternal great-uncle Nestor E. Lopez Mendez, and their big sisters, Allison Lucille Lopez and Madison Louise Lopez. Private family services and burial will be held at a later date in the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor. Arrangements are under the direction of the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor.

LOPEZ, Allison Lucille
2015-2015
Laurel Oak Cemetery (L), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Allison Lucille Lopez, infant daughter of MaKayla & Richard Lopez, Windsor, Missouri, died Thursday, August 27, 2015, at St. Luke's Hospital, Kansas City, Mo. Allison was born August 27, 2015, at St. Luke's Hospital, 16 weeks into her tiny life. In addition to her parents, MaKayla and Richard Lopez of the home, Allison's surviving family includes paternal grandparents, Jose Lopez Mendez and Clara Monge Lopez of Homestead, Florida; maternal grandfather, Mark Lindsay, Windsor, Mo.; paternal great-grandparents, Anna Lopez Cruz and Victor Monge Lopez of Luquillo, Puerto Rico; and Eladio Lopez of Boquerón, Puerto Rico; maternal great-great-grandmother, Helen Lee, Kansas City, Mo.; her twin sister Madison Louise Lopez; and many aunts, uncles, and cousins. She was preceded in death by her maternal grandmother, Susan Lindsay and her paternal great-grandmother, Juana Mendez Rivera. Private family graveside committal services will be held at a later date.

LOPEZ, Madison Louise
2015-2015
Laurel Oak Cemetery (L), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Madison Louise Lopez, infant daughter of MaKayla & Richard Lopez, Windsor, Missouri, died Monday, September 7, 2015, at St. Luke's Hospital, Kansas City, Mo. Madison was born September 7, 2015, at St. Luke's Hospital, 17 weeks and 3 days into her tiny life. She lived for 4 hours and 25 minutes. In addition to her parents, MaKayla and Richard Lopez of the home in Windsor, Madison's surviving family includes paternal grandparents, Jose Lopez Mendez and Clara Monge Lopez of Homestead, FL; maternal grandfather, Mark Lindsay, Windsor, Mo.; paternal great-grandparents, Anna Lopez Cruz and Victor Monge Lopez of Luquillo, PR; and Eladio Lopez of Boquerón, PR; maternal great-great-grandmother, Helen Lee, Kansas City, Mo.; and many aunts, uncles, and cousins. She was preceded in death by her maternal grandmother, Susan Lindsay, her paternal great-grandmother, Juana Mendez Rivera and her twin sister, Allison Lucille Lopez. Private family services will be held at a later date.

LORENZ, Charles William "Chuck"
1955-2009
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Charles "Chuck" Lorenz, age 54 of Osage Beach, Missouri (formerly of Blue Springs, Missouri) passed away Thursday, January 22, 2009 at his home in Osage Beach, Missouri. Funeral Mass will be Monday, January 26, 2009 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Clinton with burial in Clinton Memory Gardens Cemetery. Chuck was the director of quality management for Lake Regional Health Systems in Osage Beach, Missouri where he had made his home for the past three years. Chuck worked for Carondelet Health in Kansas City, Missouri prior to moving to Osage Beach. Chuck was a kind gentle person who shared his love for Christ through the love he showered upon others. Among survivors includes his wife, Cleta Woods Lorenz of the home; three daughters, Courtney R. Lorenz, Fairway, Kansas, Clarissa J. Lorenz, Prairie Village, Kansas and Catherine H. Weber and husband Derek, Parkville, Missouri; two brothers, Tommy Lorenz of Hurst, Texas and Alan Lorenz of Kansas City, Missouri; one sister, Karen Melies of Blue Springs, Missouri and his in-laws, Cletus and Roma Woods of Clinton.

LOUDERMILK, Arthur Clinton "Cap"
1877-1930
Englewood Cemetery (L), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - A. C. Loudermilk died at his home two miles north of Clinton, at 10 p.m. Tuesday night. He had been in failing health for nearly a year and Sunday night took worse, with an abcess in the inner ear, which developed into meningitis which caused his death after twelve hours of intense suffering. Deceased was the only son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Wesley Loudermilk and was known to his friends as "Cap". He was born October 13, 1877. He was united in marriage Feb. 8, 1910, to Miss Mable Padfield. One son blessed this marriage - Rolla Denver, who is left ot comfort his mother. Deceased also leaves four sisters - Mrs. W. E. Gibson, Bozeman, Mont.; Mrs. Chas. Boles, Beaumont, Texas; Mrs. Beden Hunt, Clinton; Mrs. L. C. Bridges, southwest of Clinton. Mr. Loudermilk was a member of the Clinton Elks Lodge, also an active member of the Missouri Farmers Association. He was a good husband, father and neighbor.

LOUDERMILK, Jacob
abt 1818-1895
Clinton MO, May 25 1895 - Wesley Loudermilk, north of town, received the sad news of the death of his father, Jacob Loudermilk, an old and respected resident of the southwest part of the township near Auburn, Illinois. He was on his way to Virden with a load of corn and was crossing a bridge over Sugar Creek, when the bridge broke down, just as the fore part of the wagon crossed, throwing the unfortunate man into the chasm and the load upon him. He was about 77. "Uncle Jake" was a longtime and faithful Baptist.

LOUDERMILK, Wesley
1838-1908
Englewood Cemetery (L), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Aug 15 1908 - Wesley Lowdermilk, who lived about three miles north of Clinton, ran a rusty nail in his knee August 2, which caused his death on Friday afternoon. Born in Birch County, N.C. and would have been 70 on September 27. Married Miss Minerva Organ, Feb. 12, 1863 in Sangamon County, Ill. and she and five children survive him: Mrs. Charles Boles, Beaumont, Texas; Mrs. Ida Gibson, Boseman, Montana; Mrs. Beden Hunt, Clinton; A. C. Lowdermilk, living at home, and Mrs. Maud Bridges, four miles north of Clinton. He also left the following brothers and sister: Will of Pomona, California; J. F. of Pasadena, California; James of Nevada, Mo.; Mrs. Mary freeman of Cobert, Kansas; Mrs. Charles Talkington, Girard, Illinois; Mrs. Marinda Hays, Lowder, Illinois; Mrs. Sarah Tolerton, Springfield, Illinois; Mrs. P. C. Goodpasture, Virden, Illinois; Mrs. David Neher, Sealey, Texas; George Lowdermilk of Thayer, Ill. In company with his wife, he came to this county in the spring of 1868 and bought the farm now owned by Andrew Datweiler, which they sold to him and, in the fall, bought the farm where he lived until his death, from Bob Ragland. Before coming to Missouri, he joined the Sugar Creek Baptist Church in Sangamon County.

LOVAN, Ronald Jean
1929-2013
Laurel Oak Cemetery (L), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Ronald J. Lovan was born on May 26, 1929 in Jonesboro, Arkansas to Norman & Dora Clingan Lovan. Ron came from a family that believed that laughter, love, and helping others were the important things in life. His early years laid the foundation for a lifetime of laughter, love and devotion to his family and friends. Ron truly had a “servant’s heart” which he and Mary instilled in their children and grandchildren. The door of their home was always open to anyone who was in need of a place to lay their head. Ron or “Ronnie” as he was called in his early years, graduated from Windsor High School in 1947 where he was a 3 year letterman in basketball & attended Central Missouri State College where he lettered in track. It is said that Ron was a trendsetter in his high school years like the time when he and a fellow classmate showed up at a basketball game with “flat top” haircuts. By the end of the week, many of the other boys were also sporting one. It was during his high school years that he met Mary Helen Johnson, the country girl who would later become his wife. Ron and Mary were married at the Windsor United Methodist Church on July 8, 1950 where their devotion and love for one another continued for nearly 59 years. On December 28, 1950, during the Korean War, Ron enlisted in the United States Air Force and was stationed in San Rafael, Ca. This is where he and Mary lived when their first child, Teresa Gayle, was born on August 15, 1952. During the first year of Teresa’s life Ron was stationed in Korea. Upon his discharge from the Air Force on December 6, 1954, they returned from Tacoma, Wa., to their home in Windsor. On March 6, 1955 Ron and Mary’s second child, Gary Eugene, was born. During this time, Ron was a salesman for the Singer Sewing Machine Company. In 1956, Ron and Mary moved to Sedalia, Mo where Ron began a career that would span 30 years, with the USDA-Federal Crop Insurance Division. While living in Sedalia their third child, Susan Elaine, was born on April 25, 1961. While living in Sedalia, Ron and Mary made many life-long friends and were active members of First United Methodist Church. In 1971, Ron and Mary moved to Bryan Texas where he continued his work with Federal Crop Insurance. It was during this time that his “Servant’s Heart” became very apparent as he supported Mary through many health problems. Not only did he support Mary but he was known for helping anyone who needed assistance. For nearly 40 years they were members of First United Methodist Church in Bryan where Ron served “the Lord” in countless ways such as ushering and serving as President of the United Methodist Men. Upon his retirement in 1986 Ron worked as a salesman for World Book Encyclopedias. Many families and schools in Bryan could not turn down the sales pitch Ron gave about a product he felt was vital to a child’s education. In 2000, Ron and Mary moved to Waldenbrook Estates where they helped other residents in need by serving as Howdy Buddies. After his beloved Mary’s death in 2009, Ron moved back to Missouri to be nearer to family whom he had lived apart from for years and to “come home” to a place that he loved. Most importantly Ron loved and served his grandchildren and great grandchildren who affectionately called him “Grandaddy.” He will lovingly be remembered by them for the many times he took them to Dairy Queen, cheered them on at a sporting event, dance recital or other activity, played games or horsie until his back was surely tired and held and gently bounced them in his arms when as a young child they were restless. Grandaddy never tired of doing anything and everything with each of them. Survivors include his son and daughter-in-law, Gary and Krys Lovan of Battle Ground, Wa.; two daughters and sons-in-law, Teresa and Russell Gabbert of Kansas City, Mo., and Susan and David O’Neal of Bryan, Tx.; 5 grandchildren, Brandon Lovan (Melissa), Edwards, Co.; Garrett Lovan (Lauren), College Station, Tx.; Erin VanCleave, Kansas City, Mo.; Adriane LaCaze (Terry), Kansas City, Mo.; Caitlyn Gabbert, Columbia, Mo.; Erin Guidroz (Jason), Orangefield, Tx.; Dustin O’Neal (Sarah), Tomball, Tx.; Lindsey O’Neal, San Marcos, Tx.; Austin O’Neal, Austin, Tx.; Mackenzie O’Neal, Bryan, Tx.; 9 great-grandchildren; a sister, Linda Marchbanks (Bill), Windsor, Mo.; their children Valorie Tate (Billy); Ronald Scott Marchbanks (Penny); Gina McDonnold (Jason) and their families; three sisters-in-law, Ann Dial, Jacksonville, Fl.; Doris Hale, Baton Rouge, La.; Dorothy Alexander (Dwight), Clinton, Mo.; and many other nieces, nephews and friends. Ron passed away peacefully, surrounded by the “Fab 5 plus 1”, on Wednesday, January 23, 2013, at the Kansas City Hospice House. His family is at peace knowing that Ron and Mary are united again and will live happily ever after in the arms of the Lord. A Celebration of Ron’s Life will be held at Windsor United Methodist Church on Monday, January 28, 2013. Burial will be in the Laurel Oak Cemetery and Military Honors will be provided by Clinton VFW 1894 at the graveside.

LOVE, Lillian Irene
1913-2005
Teays Chapel Cemetery, Bear Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 26 2005 - Lillian Irene Love, 91, Montrose, was born November 11, 1913, in Johnson County, Kansas, and died Tuesday, January 25, 2005, at Clinton Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, Clinton. Cremation with no services. Private interment will be in the Teays Chapel Cemetery, Montrose, at a later date. She was a homemaker. She had lived in Montrose for the past 220 years. She is survived by two cousins, Sara Jo Rotert, Montrose, and Gus Steinbach of Kansas City.

LOVELL, Jessie Fern EATON THOMPSON
1913-2003
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 5 2004 - Jessie Fern Eaton Thompson Lovell, 90, Clinton, died Tuesday, December 16, 2003 at Clinton Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center, Clinton. She was born March 14, 1913, to J. A. and Mary "Rissie" Eaton at Coles, Illinois. The family moved to a farm near Calhoun early in her life and she resided in the area the rest of her life. Jessie was a graduate of Calhoun High School and attended college at Southwest Baptist College for two years and later got her degree at CMSU at Warrensburg. On June 4, 1932, Jessie was united in marriage to Homer Thompson and to this union two sons were born, James Homer and Charles Eugene. Jessie taught school for 38 years. Her first school was in the old Leesville, grade school at Leesville. She then taught at Pretty Bob, Bronaugh and star. She later became principal at the new Leesville R-9 School where she taught for 14 years. She retired in the spring of 1980. Homer became ill and passed away December 20, 1969. In 1978 Jessie was married to Roy Lovell, who also preceded her in death in December 1993. She is survived by her two sons and their wives, Jim and bonnie Thompson, Clinton, and Gene and Cynthia Thompson, Overland Park, Kansas; one sister, Alice Hall, Sedalia; two grandchildren, Larry Thompson, Sr. of Clinton and Debbie Rogers, Clinton; one great-grandson, Larry Thompson, Jr. and wife Shaine, and one great-great-grandson, Dayton Thompson, Calhoun; two step-great-granddaughters, Summer and Shaun Brandt; three step-great-great-grandsons, Mason, Tyler and Alex Brandt, all of the state of Virginia; three sisters-in-law, Margie Eaton of Clinton, Fae Eaton of Lowry City and Roberta Otten of Cole Camp. She was preceded in death by her husbands and parents; three brothers, Edward, John and Ernest, and one sister, Carrie Rolstin. She was a faithful member of Mt. Gilead Baptist Church and after it disbanded moved her membership to the First Baptist Church of Clinton. She attended regularly as long as her health permitted. After suffering a stroke she was tenderly cared for by Ruth Goodenaugh for many years. It became necessary over two years ago for her to enter Clinton Healthcare and Rehabilitation center where she spent her final days. Funeral services were held at Vansant-Mills Chapel Friday, December 19. Burial was in Calhoun Cemetery.

LOVELL, Roy E.
1911-1993
Laurel Oak Cemetery (L), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Roy E. Lovell, 81, 2001 Alfresco, Clinton, formerly of Windsor, died Sunday morning, October 10, 1993 at Golden Valley Hospital. He was born October 30, 1911 in Clinton, the son of John Warren Lovell and Lottie Humbrock Lovell. On January 20, 1934, in Warrensburg, he married Clara Mae Warner, who preceded him in death February 26, 1977. He also lost a baby son at birth. Later, in Leeton, he married an old school mate, Jessie Eaton Thompson, who survives at the home. Mr. Lovell was a farmer and a real estate agent for Williams Real Estate in Windsor. He also built several house in Windsor. He joined the Calhoun Baptist Church on November 6, 1986 and attended regularly until his health failed. In addition to his wife, Mr. Lovell is survived by two cousins, Audrey Mackley of Fulton, Odessa Duckworth of Fostoria, Ohio; two stepsons, Jim Thompson of Clinton, Gene Thompson of Wentzville, and their wives; two step-grandchildren, Larry Thompson and Debbie Rogers of Clinton; two step-great-grandchildren, J. R. and Summer Thompson; Raymond Warner, brother-in-law, and Ruby Hostin, sister-in-law of Arizona; and 12 nieces and nephews in the Warner family, and a host of friends. He was tenderly cared for by his wife, his nurse, Glenda Cox, and especially Hospice. Funeral services were Tuesday, October 12, at Hadley Funeral Home. Burial was in Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

LOVEWELL, Oliver Edward
1913-2001
Garden City Cemetery, Garden City, Cass Co, MO
Clinton Daily Democrat, May 7 2001 - Oliver E. Lovewell was born to Henry Albert and Lillian Carnahan Lovewell on February 3, 1913, near Cuervo, New Mexico. As a very young child he traveled by wagon with his family from the New Mexico Territory to Collins. His mother died en route and is buried near Wainright, Oklahoma. He grew up near Collins and was raised by his grandparents. He married Clara Mae Gardner on November 17, 1933. They made their home near Collins in St. Clair County. To this union they were blessed raising Mollie Mae Dozier Famuliner and then later born to them were sons, Arthur Ray, David Andrew, Thomas Benton and Edwin Wayne. They also had a daughter who was stillborn. Over the years they made their home in and around Collins, Ohio Post Office, Latour, by the Brown School near Garden City and later moving southeast of Deepwater in 1963. They purchased his current farm in 1968 in Mt. Zion and lived there until his death. He was preceded in death by his wife Clara, in 1973. both his mother and father and his beloved brother, Albert, in 2000 and his sisters, Blanche and Florence. He is survived by his daughter, Mollie, Garden City; sons Art and wife, barb, Latour, Dave, Sugar Creek, Tom and wife, Jackie, Roy, Utah, and Ed and wife, Debbie, Independence. He also leaves 10 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his brothers and sisters, Jim, Harvey, Bill, Fred, Vera, Nellie, Erma, Rosey and Lillie. Oliver was always a farmer and enjoyed working the earth, planting his crops, watching them grow then harvesting them. He also enjoyed his farm. He was content there and if he did leave for a short time was always ready to go back home. In the most recent years he is probably best remembered sitting in his yard under a shade tree visiting with friends, family and neighbors watching the world go by from his point of view at the top of his hill. Funeral services were at Sickman & Dunning Funeral Home April 29. Burial was at Garden City Cemetery.

LOWE, George Ralph Jr.
1916-1999
Englewood Cemetery (L), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Monday Nov 1 1999 - George Ralph Lowe, Jr. was born March 19, 1916, to Ralph and Laura (Shellabarger) Lowe, in Louisa County; Iowa. He graduated from Letts, Iowa High School and was a post-graduate student at Columbia High. He attended Chillicothe Business College and during the summer break in 1936, went to work for the Nourse Oil Company of Kansas City. What was meant to be only a summer job rapidly became a full-time position. In 1940 he and Darline moved to Clinton as it was more central to his sales district. He found time to pitch in semi- professional softball in the 194Os. During World War II, he was a flight instructor in the CPT program and enlisted in the United States Navy toward the latter part of the war. He established Clinton's first airport in 1946 and was the first station agent for the then, fledgling Ozark Airlines, which operated between Springfield and Kansas City, with an "as-needed" stop in Clinton. Ralph established the Lowe Oil Company in 1958 and included his three sons in the business. It was as the development/owner of Lowe Oil Company that Ralph is best remembered by many in our city - as an excellent and very fair businessman. He is remembered as a member of the "old school" that believed a man's word was his bond and that a handshake was as good as a contract. He remained active in the family business until his stroke in 1993. In a very real sense. Ralph's life was centered in his work, which may have been due in part to his having come into adulthood in the Depression. And if his work was at the center of his life, the golf course was his beloved hobby. Golf was always important to him. but his greatest joy and pride came in seeing that the course he established was kept well groomed. Always concerned with the well-being of his community. Ralph served as a Clinton city councilman, president of the Clinton School Board, a member of the Missouri Clean Water Commission, and was a delegate to the Democratic National Convention. He was a longtime member of the First Presbyterian Church of Clinton, a 50-year member of the American Legion, a 32nd degree Scottish Rite Mason - Clinton Lodge No.548, and a member of the KAABA Shrine of Davenport, Iowa. Having noted these activities and memberships, it is important to observe that Ralph was not one to seek public acclaim or the spotlight, but was content to do much good "behind the scenes", helping many without bringing attention to himself or embarrassment to those he helped. Ralph continued to reside in his home until he was hospitalized at Golden Valley Hospital on October 14, 1999. It was there that he died early Sunday morning, October 24. He was preceded in death by his parents, and his only brother, Dean Lowe, and his wife of nearly 55 years, Darline (Masonholder) Lowe. He is survived by his three sons, G. R. and wife Martha, Greg and wife Carlene, and David and wife Shirley, all of Clinton. Also surviving are grandchildren, Cynthia Groff, Jeff Lowe, Chris Lowe, Kim Mitchell, Matt Lowe and Megan Lowe, all of Clinton. and Sara Jane Komer of Springfield. He is also survived by six great-grandchildren. Annie, Hayden and Allie Lowe, Duncan and Nolan Groff and Courtney Angelhow. Among the tributes paid by his family are these words: He was a loving father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend. Ralph will always remain special in the hearts and memories of his family." And brother-in-law Paul adds: "Ralph was more than a brother-in-law. He was an excellent friend." Funeral services were held at the, First Presbyterian Church on Tuesday, October 26. Pall bearers were grandsons Chris Lowe, Matt Lowe and Jeffrey R. Lowe and grandsons-in-law, Tony Komer, Dr. Gary Groff and Eric Mitchell. Burial was in the Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

LOWE, Leila M. CLARK
1927-2008
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 22 2008 - Leila M. Lowe, age 80 of Clinton, Missouri passed away Tuesday, January 15, 2008 at Golden Valley Memorial Hospital, Clinton, Missouri. No services will be held at this time. She was preceded in death by parents, James Herbert Clark and Leila Mae (Crouch) Clark and one son, Monte Stephen Stepp. She is survived by two daughters, Susan Maggard and Monica Lee Leonard, both of Clinton; two brothers, James Russell Clark of New Brunswick, New Jersey and John Howard Clark of Long Beach, California; five grandchildren, Annette Lee Farbolin-Williams, Charles Jacob Skinner, Jacqueline Suzanne Taylor, Jeremiah Abraham Portman and seven great grandchildren, Ivy Lee Williams, Shay LeBliech, James Robert McMullin, Kenney Tyler Monteer, Carmen Leila Kapadia, Skyler Orion Portman, Heaven Leigh Portman and Joshua David Milligan.

LOWE, Paul Edward
1925-2005
Columbus City Cemetery, Columbus City, Louisa Co, IA
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Aug 9 2005 - Paul E. Lowe, 80, Clinton and formerly of Columbus Junction, Iowa, died Saturday morning, August 6, 2005, at Golden Valley Hospital in Clinton. He was born July 27, 1925, in Fredonia, Iowa, the son of Leslie LeRoy Lowe and Gloria Izola (Fisher) Lowe. On May 10, 1953, in West Libert, Iowa, he married Faye Evelyn Winders, who survives of the home. Mr. Lowe was the owner of the Lowe Insurance Agency and Lowe Bookkeeping and Tax Service for 25 years in Iowa. He served in the United States Marines during World War II in the South Pacific. He was a member of the Columbus Junction, Iowa, United Methodist Church and the Columbus Junction, Iowa, American Legion. In addition to his wife Faye, he is survived by two daughters, Paula F. Tompkins and her husband Steve, Clinton, and Pamela K. Buser and her husband Boyd, Kennebunkport, Maine; five grandchildren, Tommy Tompkins and Sheridan Tompkins, both of Clinton, Michelle Buser, Warren, Rhode Island, Morgan Buser and Charlie Buser, both of Kennebunkport, Maine. Memorial graveside services will be held at a later date with burial in Columbus City, Iowa.

LOWRY, Dorothy Mae WHEELER BAUMGARDEN
1915-2002
King's Prairie Cemetery, Dallas Twp, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Dec 16 2002 - Dorothy Mae Wheeler Baumgarden Lowry was born March 23, 1915, in Osceola to Millious and Ella Wisner Wheeler. She died Saturday, December 14, 2002 at Golden Valley Hospital in Clinton. On November 23, 1932, she married Harvey Francis Baumgarden. On May 30, 1976, she married Thomas M. Lowry. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Harvey Baumgarden, and son, Earl Baumgarden, her parents, six brothers, two sisters, one son-in-law, one grandchild and one great-grandchild. She is survived by her daughter La Verne; son Cecil and daughter-in-law, Minnie Estes; nine grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren, a host of nieces, nephews, friends and neighbors. She was a member of the Cove Creek Christian Church. She had been a resident of Westwood Nursing Home for the past few years and entered Golden Valley Hospital on December 4. She was a nurse at the old General Hospital, moving to Golden Valley Hospital where she retired. After retirement she did in-home care for the elderly until her health failed. Funeral services will be Wednesday, December 18, at the Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel. Burial will be in Kings Prairie Cemetery.

LOWRY, William Virgil
1900-1986
Wall Cemetery, Jefferson Twp, Johnson Co, MO
William Virgil Lowry, 85, of Blairstown, passed away Sunday, June 8, upon arrival at the Golden Valley Memorial Hospital in Clinton. He was born November 9, 1900 at Dunnegan, Missouri, the son of John William and Nancy Jane Freeze Lowry. After the death of his father, his family moved to Blairstown where he lived for more than 65 years. Mr. Lowry operated and owned the Lowry Garage in Blairstown for more than 48 years, until he retired in 1983. On June 19, 1927, he was united in marriage with Ada Mabyl Atkins at Blairstown. She preceded him in death on October 26, 1983. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Blairstown and a member of the Clinton Masonic Lodge for more than 60 years. He had served as treasurer of the Wall Cemetery for many years. Surviving him is one sister, Miss Clara Lowry of Whittier, California; and several nephews and nieces. He was preceded in death by three sisters. Funeral services were held Thursday, June 12, at the Ward Funeral Home in Chilhowee. Burial was in the Wall Cemetery near Blairstown.

LOYD, Adda A.
abt 1904-1993
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Mrs. Adda A. Loyd, 89, of a nursing home in Lowry City, formerly of Shawnee, Ks., died January 22, 1993 at a hospital in Osceola. The body was donated to the University of Kansas Medical Center. Mrs. Loyd was born in Shawnee and moved to Lowry City six years ago. She worked for the U.S. Department of Agriculture before she retired. She was a 50-year member of the Order of the Eastern Star, a member of Keelah court of the Ladies Oriental Shrine and past worthy commander of the Ruth conclave of the Order of True Kindred. Survivors include a son, Chester Hazen, Independence; three grandsons; and three great-grandsons.

LOYD, Alice Elizabeth STROBEL
1919-1999
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Alice Elizabeth Loyd (nee Strobel) died Monday, May 3, 1999, at the Lafayette Grand Hospital in St. Louis. Mrs. Loyd was born June 28, 1919, at Ballard, the sixth daughter of Henry and Viola Strobel. Preceding her in death were her parents; three sisters, Ruby Sell, Verna Dalton and Louise Dickenson; her husband, Murril and son, Larry. She leaves a son, Marion of the home; daughters, Shirley (Albert) Joellenbeck of Florissant and Linda (Bill) Willkinson of Pittsburgh, Kansas; four grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren; sisters, Frances Crutcher, Vida Rucker and Allien Strobel of Kansas City, Nellie Lucas, Clinton, and many relatives and friends. She lived in Clinton for over 60 years, but because of her health she needed more assistance in her care, so she was taken to Florissant to be with her daughter. Her daughter Shirley looked after her the last five and half months of her life. Alice passed her days putting together puzzles with her daughter, son-in-law and grandson Mark and watching TV. She missed all of her friends and family in Clinton very much. She loved children, and babysat with children over the years. Before her marriage, she helped Mrs. Courtney Moore of the Roy Moore Dairy to care for her children, Chester, Ann and Pat. She raised a grandson. Rick Frame. Later when Rick was married and had sons of his own, she was delighted to babysit with his sons, Dustin and Tyler. She was a member of the Friendly Pentecostal Church of God. A neighbor wrote how she loved the Lord and her faith always came first in her life and how she enjoyed going to church and never missed unless she or Murril were ill. This letter of remembrances is a treasure to the family. Services were held at the Sickman-Dunning Funeral Home. Burial was at Clinton Memory Gardens May 7, 1999.

LOYD, Cyrill Curtis
1921-1995
Peaceful Home Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Curtis Loyd was born August 2, 1921, in Baker, son of Leonard Joseph and Edna Josephine Loyd. Curtis died June 11, 1995, at Golden Valley Memorial Hospital in Clinton. Curtis was a veteran of World War II. Serving from August 1942 to August 1945 as a medical aidman. On June 16, 1946, he was married to Bonna June (Bonnie) Cordell. They moved to Olathe, Kansas, where Curtis was a mechanic for himself several years. Later years he worked for Western Auto until retiring. He moved to Deepwater 11 years ago. Curtis was a member of the Brownington Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon, Sunday school teacher and assistant song leader. He was also a member of the Brownington Church Band. He is survived by his wife Bonna of the home; one son, Ronald Loyd of Denver; three brothers, Raymond Loyd, Ottumwa, Iowa, Wallace Loyd, Edgerton, Maxell Loyd, Lincoln; one sister, Aldine Edwards, Clinton; five grandchildren, Michael Loyd, Singbora, Ohio, Rhonda Wintrow, Huber Heights, Ohio, Brenda Loyd, Knob Noster, Bryan Loyd, Olathe, Kansas, Janette Waters, Olathe, Kansas; seven great-grandchildren, Lauren, Elizabeth, Travis and Jordan Loyd, Ethan Wintrow, Erica Waters and Jessie Loux. He was a very loving and devoted husband, father and grandfather. Curtis loved entertaining others with his music. He also enjoyed fishing and bowling as his hobbies. To know him was to love him. Funeral services were held on Wednesday, June 14, at Vansant-Mills Chapel.

LOYD, David L.
1952-1993
Peaceful Home Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - David L. Loyd, 41, Rocky Mount, Mo., died Saturday, August 21, 1993 in Clinton. He was born January 2, 1952, the son of Maxell L. Loyd and Clayta M. Brubeck. He was married on Sept. 19, 1979 to Bonita C. Hayes at Oxford, Ohio. Mr. Loyd lived in the Kansas City area for 34 years and had moved to the lake area for the last seven years. He was self-employed. Survivors include his wife Bonita of the home; two daughters, Sunshine Loyd of Eudora, Ks., and Jami Loyd of Rocky Mount; his father, Max of Buffalo; three sisters, Joyce A. Frey of Rocky Mount, Linda L. Hendrix and Beverly F. Harris, both of Independence. Graveside services will be Monday, August 23, 1993 at Peaceful Home Cemetery, Deepwater. Griswold-Kays Funeral Home of Eldon was in charge of arrangements.

LOYD, Earl Richard
1914-1994
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Earl Richard Loyd, 80, died Monday, January 31, 1994 at his home, 416 West Allen. He is survived by his wife, Sarah, of the home; three sons, Lewis Loyd of Independence, Bobby Loyd of Blairstown and Douglas Loyd of Walters, Minnesota; One daughter, Thelma Hetherington of Clinton; two brothers, Eugene Loyd of Raytown and Robert Loyd of North Kansas City; a sister, Hazel Loyd of Clinton; 14 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be Wednesday at Sickman-Dunning chapel. Burial will be in Clinton Memory Gardens.

LOYD, Edna Mae
1915-2001
Englewood Cemetery (L), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Daily Democrat, Dec 27 2001 - Edna Mae Loyd, 86, Strafford, died Sunday, December 23, 2001, at Strafford Care Center. She was born August 29, 1915, and was owner of Red Barn Dog Kennel. She is survived by three daughters, Judy Farmer, Strafford, Carolyn Arend, Branson and Charlotte Mann, Columbia, Tennessee; five sons, Wayne Wade, Fenton, Gilbert L. Wade, Vienna, Missouri, Ralph H. Breshear, Jr., Kansas City, Gary Breshear, Belle Plaine, Kansas, and Jerry Loyd, Lee's Summit; one sister, Margaret Albel, Texas; 25 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Thursday, December 27, at Fossett-Mosher Funeral Home, Mt. Vernon. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

LOYD, Elva Oleta HORNBUCKLE
1918-1992
Englewood Cemetery (L), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Elva Oleta Loyd was born March 11, 1918 in Henry County. She passed away October 5, 1992 at Westwood Nursing Home at the age of 74. Elva was married to Charles Loyd October 25, 1942, and to this union eleven children were born. She is survived by five sons, Ervin Lee of Peculiar, William, John, Ronald, and Harold, all of Clinton; four daughters, Kathryn Stover of Clinton, Marilyn Craig of Windsor, Margaret Newland of Bolivar and Betty Loyd of Arkansas City, Ks.; thirty-five grandchildren; eighteen great-grandchildren; three brothers, James Bailey of Kansas City, Raymond Bailey of Florida, and Eddie Bailey of Clinton; four sisters, Kathryn Jolley, Grace Wilson, Martha Jean Mothersbaugh and Virgie King, all of Clinton; and one half sister, Eugina Balles of Kansas City. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles; one son, Charles Wayne; and one daughter, Martha Jean. Mrs. Loyd enjoyed the outdoors. She also especially enjoyed her grandchildren and children and encouraged her children to get an education. She always looked forward to local events in Henry County. As a mother, she devoted her time to seeing her children raised to the best of her ability. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews and a host of friends. Funeral services were Friday, October 9, 1992 at Consalus Chapel, Clinton. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery.

LOYD, John
1816-1891
Fields Creek Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Jul 25 1891 - With sorrow, we chronicle the death of our honored friend, John Loyd, which occurred last Monday morning at 1 a.m. at his residence in Fields Creek township, three miles northwest of Clinton. Mr. Loyd was 75 and a resident of this county for 40 years, a man of strictest integrity, industrious, frugal and persistent to do the right. He had seen more of sorrow and misfortune than is usual to the life of man. Of sixteen children, there were none to gather about his dying couch and call him father - all of them had died either at the prime of life or in infancy. His last child, a manly young man of scarce thirty, died five years ago; twelve of his family died within a space of five years, between 1880 and 1885, of that dread disease known as the quick consumption. He leaves a widow of seventy the sadness of whose life is that of her husband's relieved only by a steadfast and enduring Christian faith.

LOYD, Larry David
1943-1994
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Larry David Loyd was born February 10, 1943, in Clinton, the son of Murril and Alice (Strobel) Loyd. He passed away Thursday, March 3, 1994, at his home in Clinton at the age of 51. Larry was a lifelong resident of Clinton. He attended Clinton schools and worked as a laborer for Tracker Marine. Larry attended the Friendly Pentecostal Church in Clinton. He is survived by his mother, Alice Loyd of Clinton; three sons, Rex Loyd of Independence, Larry Loyd of Salina. Ks., John Loyd of Virginia; two daughters, Rhonda Loyd of Warrensburg, and Susan Kuaky of Maryland; one stepdaughter, Laurie Ann Costanza of Independence; a brother, Marion Loyd of Salt Lake City, Utah; two sisters, Shirley Joellenbeck of St. Louis, and Linda Loyd of Pittsburg, Ks., and five grandchildren. Larry was preceded in death by his father on February 16, 1993. Funeral services were Monday, March 7, 1994, at Consalus Chapel. Burial was in Clinton Memory Gardens.

LOYD, Lee Roy
1944-1991
Floral Hills East Cemetery, Lee's Summit, Jackson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Lee Roy Loyd, 47, Peculiar, died August 10, 1991, in Jackson County. He was born January 30, 1944, at Clinton, the son of Earl Richard and Sarah Murgrine Justis Loyd. He had lived in Blairstown and Lee's Summit before moving to Peculiar in 1985. He had been a construction superintendent for the Decarlo Construction Company and had previously worked for Hastings Construction and the John Rohrer Contracting Company, both of Kansas City. He was a member of Local 777 of the Carpenter's Union; a member of the Corinth Baptist Church, Chilhowee; a member of the Ararat Shrine and also served as director of the motor escort unit. He was a member of the Scottish Rite Bodies and the Cass County and Jackson County Shrine Clubs. He was also a member of Heroine Masonic Lodge 104 AF&AM, Kansas City; Hillbilly Clan 124, and the Ararat Provost Unit. Survivors include his wife Janice Loyd of the home; a son Travis Loyd, Lee's Summit; a daughter Mandy Loyd, Lee's Summit; two stepsons, Wayne Martin, Montrose and Jason Buxton, of the home; two stepdaughters, Carla Stottlemyre, Belton, and Shelley Martin of the home; his parents Earl and Sarah Loyd, Clinton; three brothers, Lewis Loyd, Independence, Bobby Loyd, Blairstown, and Doug Loyd, Walters, Minnesota; a sister, Thelma Hetherington, Clinton, and three grandchildren. Funeral services were August 13 at the Atkinson Chapel, Harrisonville. Burial was in Floral Hills East Cemetery, Lee's Summit.

LOYD, Malcolm E.
1924-2001
Deepwater Cemetery, Fairview Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Daily Democrat, Nov 27 2001 - Malcolm E. Loyd was born in Deepwater, February 23, 1924, to Stephen D. and Josie Thompson Loyd, the youngest of six children. He died in the hospital at Hot Springs, Arkansas, on October 28, 2001. He graduated from Deepwater High School in 1943 and received a B.S. degree in Civil Engineering after returning home from World War II, having served in the South Pacific. He leaves behind his wife, Thelma; one daughter, Sherlyn and husband, Chuck Hebert; one son, Stephen Loyd and wife, Jenny; three grandchildren, Carrie Hebert, Tiffany Loyd and Christopher Loyd; mother-in-law, Cora Davis; brother-in-law, William E. Davis, and wife, June, Deepwater. Graveside services at Deepwater Cemetery were held November 1, 2001, with full military honors.

LOYD, Marion Russell
1938-2002
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jun 3 2005 - In memory of Marion Russell Loyd - Marion was born June 3 1938 at Deepwater, the first son of Alice Elizabeth Strobel and Murill Russell Loyd. He died Tuesday, June 25, 2002 at his home in Clinton. Marion attended Land Elementary School and graduated Clinton High School in 1956. He was involved in the 4-H Club and took his calves to many county fairs. His first job was working at Roy Moore Dairy where his dad worked. Later at Wiley's Restaurant and Clearfield Cheese until he enlisted in the United States Navy in 1957. He served as a Photographer's Mate at the Naval Photo Center in Washington, D.C., Barbers Point Naval Air Station, Oahu, Hawaii, USS Hancock CVA-19, home ported, San Francisco, California, and Mobil Construction Battalion-40 in Chu Lai, South Vietnam and was discharged in April 1967. In civilian life he worked for Wolfe Research at Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Maryland, and then as a government employee for the Air Force at the Pentagon. His next position led him to Letterkenny Army Depot, in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, next to the United States Department of Commerce, National Environmental Satellite service for 15 years until his retirement. Marion presided as president of Local 3680, American Federation of Government Employees for seven years. Marion was baptized August 18 1962 in San Diego, California, in the Church of Latter Day Saints (Mormons). He served twice as a stake missionary and baptized some 20 members. He was ordained High Priest in the Melchedic Priesthood and served in many callings and offices and as a second counselor in the Branch Presidency in Pittsburg, Tennessee. Marion was married three times, first to Margaret Pat Haynes at Camp Springs, Maryland, then to Mary Elizabeth Lohmann at Kennsington, Maryland, and last to Patsy Lyman Bishop, Bountiful, Utah. His proudest achievement was when his two stepsons, Mike Giffin and John Ragan, sons of Mary Lohmann, earned their Eagle Scout Award. Marion served 23 years with the Boy Scouts of America, from scout Committee member to unit commissioner. He was a trained Scoutmaster. Marion returned to Clinton in 1995. He became an active volunteer at the Henry County Museum in the genealogy-local history library. Genealogy was one of his passions. An article appeared in this paper citing his volunteerism in September 1998. Marion was a very dedicated volunteer. He was dedicated to helping people throughout his life. He had many hobbies, including square dance caller/teacher and clowning. After early retirement in 1983 his health began to deteriorate. First with depression and then with diabetes. The last two years of his life he was pretty much homebound from illnesses. The effects of diabetes had taken his eyesight. He had to give up the last activity of volunteering at the genealogy library. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother Larry David Loyd. Marion is survived by two sisters, Shirley Jollenbeck of Florissant and Linda Wilkinson of Pittsburg, Kansas, and many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. Funeral services were held Saturday, June 29, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Burial was in Clinton Memory Gardens.

LOYD, Mary F.
1929-2006
Osceola Cemetery, Osceola, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Dec 8 2006 - Mrs. Mary F. Loyd, 77, Clinton, died Wednesday, December 6, 2006, at her home. Among survivors is her husband Maxell of the home. Funeral services will be Saturday, December 9, at Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel in Osceola. Burial will be in Osceola Cemetery.

LOYD, Murril Russell
1915-1993
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Murril Russell Loyd was born October 2, 1915, in Benton County, the son of David and Sarah (Sparks) Loyd. He died February 16, 1993, at the Golden Valley Memorial Hospital in Clinton at the age of 77. He moved to Clinton in 1933. He was in a CCC Camp from 1934 to 1935. August 28, 1937, he was united in marriage to Alice Strobel and to this union four children were born. He worked on a farm in Deepwater for some time and then went to work for Roy Moore Dairy Farm in the spring of 1939, where he remained employed until December of 1957. At that time he changed careers and became a plumber working for Sherman Plumbing and Heating. He remained with Sherman's until his retirement in 1978. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and teaching his grandchildren to hunt and fish. He is survived by his wife, Alice, of the home; two daughters, Linda Loyd of Pittsburg, Kansas, and Shirley Joellenbeck and husband, Albert of Florissant; two sons, Larry Loyd of Clinton and Marion Russell Loyd of Salt Lake City, Utah; 11 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren; one sister, Hazel Loyd of Clinton; four brothers, Leonard Loyd, Earl Loyd and wife Sarah, all of Clinton, Robert Loyd and wife Betty, of Kansas City, and Eugene of Raytown. He was preceded in death by his parents, four brothers, Joe, Clyde, James and Orville. Funeral services were Friday, February 19, 1993, at the Consalus Chapel, Clinton. Burial was in Clinton Memory Gardens.

LOYD, Sarah M. JUSTIS
1916-2010
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Sep 14 2010 - Sarah M. Loyd, 93, Clinton, died on Saturday, September 11, 2010, at the Golden Valley Memorial Hospital in Clinton. Sarah was born on October 12, 1916, in Clinton, to Joseph and Viola (Vanderpool) Justis. After finishing her education, she married Earl Richard Loyd on March 30, 1937 in Clinton. Sarah was employed by the Westside Cafe in Clinton for many years as their cook. She loved her family and was a wonderful mother, who especially enjoyed her grandchildren, her large family and looked forward to holiday dinners. Sarah also loved embroidering and raising vegetables in the garden. She was an avid church member, who read her Bible regularly. Sarah was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, one son, one granddaughter, one sister and four brothers. She is survived by a daughter Thelma Hetherington and husband Leroy of Clinton; three sons, Lewis and wife Phyllis, Independence, Bobby and wife Kathy, Blairstown, Doug and wife Rella, Walters, Minnesota; a daughter-in-law, Jan Hess of Independence; six granddaughters, Ronda, Margie, Carla, Shelley, Mandy and Nicole: 11 grandsons, Dale, David, Todd, Dwight, Wane, Travis, Jason, Luke, Paul, Jeremy and Brandon; 32 great-grandchildren; and many great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be Thursday, September 16, with burial in Clinton Memory Gardens.

LOYD, Vicki Lee PROPST
1953-2006
Englewood Cemetery (L), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jun 26 2006 - Vicki Lee Loyd, daughter of Elmer and June (Lockwood) Propst, was born December 15, 1953, in Urbana, Ohio. She died at her home in Ionia on June 118, 2006, at the age of 52 years. Vicki served in the United States Army from 1972 until 1975. She later was employed as a line worker for Tyson's in Sedalia. She is survived by one daughter Tara Siemon of Deepwater; one son John R. Loyd II of Harrisonville; one grandson, Gabriel Siemon of Deepwater; her companion Phillip Winegar, of the home, as well as eight brothers and sisters. Graveside services were held at Englewood Cemetery, Clinton, Thursday, June 22.

LOYD, Wallace M.
abt 1923-2000
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, May 31 2000 - Wallace M. Loyd, 77, Clinton, formerly of Edgerton, died Monday, May 29, 2000, at the home of his daughter in Polo. He is survived by his wife, A. E. "Toby" Loyd., Clinton; three daughters, Laivanna Loyd, Clinton, Diana Ivy, Polo, and Delicia Ivy, Holt; 11 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Raymond Loyd, Ottumwa, Iowa, Maxell Loyd, Lincoln; one sister, Aldine Edwards, Clinton; several nieces and nephews, other relatives and many friends. Graveside services and burial will be 11 a.m. Thursday at the Antioch Cemetery, Holt.

LUALLIN, Thelma Lucille COOK DELOZIER
1919-2003
Englewood Cemetery (L), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 6 2004 - Thelma Cook Delozier Luallin died December 23, 2003, at the Golden Valley Hospital, Clinton. She was born in Lowry City on January 20, 1919, the daughter of Charles and Martha Cook. She was raised and attended her school years in Clinton. Thelma was a member of Clinton First Baptist Church and was active serving her Lord as long as health permitted. Thelma is survived by three nieces, one nephew and three stepchildren, as well as many friends. she was loved by many and will greatly missed. A private graveside service and burial was held at the Englewood Cemetery, Clinton, Monday, December 29.

LUBBERS, Gladys Louetta GOODWIN
1917-2005
Osceola Cemetery, Osceola, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Aug 23 2005 - Miss Gladys Louetta Lubbers was born February 26, 1917, in Isabella, Oklahoma, to Ray and Cora Spaulding Goodwin and died Saturday, August 20, 2005, in the Golden Valley Hospital in Clinton. Funeral services will be Thursday, August 25, in the Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel, Osceola. Burial will be in Osceola Cemetery.

LUCAS, Carlyle Bryan
1930-2015
Carlyle B. Lucas, age 84, of Clinton, Missouri passed away Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at Clinton Healthcare and Rehab Center, Clinton, Missouri. A memorial service will be held Sunday, March 22, 2015 at the Seventh Day Adventist Church, Clinton. Carlyle was born on October 23, 1930 in Port, Oklahoma. He worked as an x-ray technician for 45 years and was an active member of the Clinton Seventh-Day-Adventist Church. He was a history buff and loved traveling, camping and telling stories. In his youth, he enjoyed boating, waterskiing and riding motorcycles. Carlyle was a talented wood worker and could fix almost anything. Carlyle was preceded in death by his parents, Wirt and Elsie Lucas, and his 9 brothers and sisters. He is survived by his wife, Grace, of Clinton; two sons, James Lucas of Jenks, Oklahoma and Donald Lucas of Dallas, Texas; two daughters, Barbara Lopez of Springfield, Missouri and Denise Merryweather of Pekin, Indiana; eight grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

LUCAS, Doris Jean MANBECK
1929-2000
Bella Vista Memorial Garden, Bella Vista, Benton Co, AR
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Oct 9 2000 - Doris Jean Lucas, 71, died Saturday, October 7, 2000, at Bates Medical Center, Bentonville, Arkansas, after battling cancer for 25 years. She was born May 5, 1929, to Albert Manbeck and Belvia Dody Manbeck. She moved to Bella Vista 16 years ago from Omaha, Nebraska. She was a member of St. Bernard Catholic Church, Bella Vista, Arkansas. She is survived by one son, James b. Lucas of Basehor, Kansas; two daughters, Lisa Lucas of Springdale, Arkansas, and Jan Gieselman of Bella Vista, Arkansas; one brother, Glen H. Manbeck of Deepwater, and four grandchildren. Mass will be held Tuesday at St. Bernard Catholic Church, Bella Vista, Arkansas. Burial will be in the Bella Vista Cemetery.

LUCAS, Edgar Lewis
1930-1996
Englewood Cemetery (L), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Edgar Lewis Lucas was born on December 10, 1930, at the family home on Green Street in Clinton to Thomas Edgar and Lillie May (Schudder) Lucas. Edgar had an elder brother, Bill and another brother, who died in infancy. Edgar graduated from Clinton high School in 1948. He served in the Army during the Korean Conflict. After returning from the war, he continued work at Booth Hatchery. In 1954, he married Beverley June Grunig of rural Deepwater. They made their home in Clinton. Later, he operated the block machine, delivered blocks and hauled concrete for Stewart-Nattinger. He remained with the firm as it changed to R&M and Lafarge. He retired in December of 1995 following over 30 years of service. He enjoyed his work and took great pride in helping other drivers learn some of the tricks of the trade. He loved to joke with them and was eager for them to try to get even. As a child Edgar attended First Baptist Church of Clinton with several of his cousins and remembered being baptized there during a revival. Currently, he was a member of the United Methodist Church of Clinton. He is survived by his wife, Bev; his son, Samuel Edgar and wife Phyllis; two grandchildren, Sarah Marie and Samuel Edgar II; many cousins and a host of good friends. Whether you knew him as Edgar, Luke, Chuck, or Ed, you knew a dedicated husband, a good dad and papa, and a steadfast friend. Funeral services were held at the Clinton United Methodist Church Wednesday, October 23. Burial was in the Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

LUCAS, Helga Gerta CLABEN
1935-1994
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Helga Gerta Claben Lucas, daughter of Hilarivs Albert Nickdaus Claben and Klara Claben Geb Neimann Claben, was born September 1, 1935, in Altenburg, East Germany, and passed away May 2, 1994, at the Golden Valley Memorial Hospital in Clinton at the age of 58. Helga had lived in Chillicothe before moving to Clinton about five years ago. Helga is survived by her husband Ralph Lucas of the home; one son Gary M. Lucas of Clinton; and one granddaughter, Misty Rose Lucas of Clinton. Graveside services were held in the Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery on Thursday, May 5, 1995.

LUCAS, Mary Charlottia OSBORNE TODD
1913-1991
Blairstown Cemetery, Big Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Mary Charlottia Lucas, 78, Blairstown, died Wednesday, August 7, 1991, at Camelot in Clinton, where she was moving. She was born April 22, 1913, at Union Hill, Arkansas, the daughter of Jerry Lee and Mary Paralee Malone Osborne. On May 14, 1965, she was married to Oscar Jack Lucas at McFarland, Calif. She had lived in California for many years where she was a farm laborer, before moving to Blairstown one and a half years ago. She was a member of the Church of Christ of Bakersfield. Surviving her is her husband, Oscar, of the Sycamore View Nursing home in Clinton; one son, Curtis Lee Todd of Clinton; two daughters, Joyce Mitchell of Blairstown and Norma Sue Dearman of Springdale, Arkansas; 11 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday, August 10, at the graveside in Blairstown Cemetery Services were under the direction of the Ward Funeral Home of Urich.

LUCAS, Nellie Viola STROBEL
1921-2006
Englewood Cemetery (L), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Nov 13 2006 - Nellie Viola Strobel Lucas, daughter of Henry John and Emmaline Viola Ford Strobel was born near Garden City on December 22, 1921, and died November 4, 2006, at her home in Clinton. Nellie and her parents lived in several rural communities, from Garden City to Drexel and then back to Garden City, then moving to Urich where she graduated from Urich High School in 1939, second in her class. She attended State Teacher College in Warrensburg. She taught school for five years at Marvin, a little rural school between Hartwell and Delmar. She then worked in the office at Montgomery Ward in Kansas City prior to getting married to Raymond L. Lucas on December 22, 1946, in Kansas City, Kansas. To this union five children were born, Billy Dale, Stanley Ray, Donna LaNell, Peggy Jean and Ricky Lee. Nellie worked for Sam's Department Store in Clinton for several years. She was a faithful member of the Clinton Christian Church and a member of the Urich Community Historical Society. She was preceded in death by her parents; her son Billy Dale Lucas on October 8, 1966, as well as six sisters. She is survived by her husband of 59 years, Raymond; two sons, Stanley Ray Lucas and wife Gwen, Warrensburg, and Ricky Lee Lucas of Kingsville; two daughters, Donna LaNell Smith and husband Herb, Deepwater, and Peggy Divine and husband Ross, Clinton; one sister Virga Rucker, Kansas City, as well as seven grandchildren, Brandon Crain, Tandy Barber, Karli Taylor, Doug Love, Jake Love, Kayla Lucas and Harley Lucas, and one great-grandson Jacob Taylor. Funeral services were held at First Christian Church, Clinton, on Tuesday, November 7. Interment was in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

LUCAS, Ralph
1931-1999
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Thurs, Jan 27 2000 - Ralph Lucas, son of Ralph Hamilton and Ila (Sammons) Lucas, was born November 5, 1931, in Chillicothe, and died at his home in Clinton, December 23, 1999, at the age of 68 years. Ralph was a Staff Sergeant in the Air Force before he retired in 1974. He made his home in Chillicothe, before moving to Clinton in 1989. He was a member of the D.A.V., AmVets, VFW and the American Legion. He also belonged to the Casey's Coffee Club. Ralph is survived by one son, Gary Lucas and wife, Debbie, and three grandchildren, Misty Rose Lucas, Danyell Jean Lucas and Michael Wayne Lucas, all of Callahann, Colorado; one brother, Jerry Lucas of Chillicothe, and one sister, Mary Clark of Warsaw. Graveside services were held at the Clinton Memory Gardens Cemetery on Tuesday, December 28. Burial was in the Clinton Memory Gardens.

LUCAS, William T.
1925-2012
Englewood Cemetery (L), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, May 10 2012 - William T. Lucas, 86, Gladstone, died May 8, 2012 at the North Care Hospice House in North Kansas City. William was born on October 14, 1925, in Lincoln, NE. After graduating from high school, he went to work as a refractionist in the optical industry. He married Thelma J. Richardson on December 24, 1949. William retired in 1991. He was a member of the Antioch Bible Baptist Church in Gladstone. Survivors include two sons, William T. Lucas II and wife, Eileen, Liberty, and Stephen L. Lucas and Christy Liles of the home; three grandchildren, Jessica Welch and husband Jon, Kansas City, James Lucas and Melinee Stalder of Gladstone and Kevin Lucas and wife Megan, Kearney, and 10 great-grandchildren, Brennan, Skylar, Jordan, Ivay, Ethan, Summer, Braedyn, Lillian, Mason and Harmony. William's parents and his wife preceded him in death. Funeral services will be May 11, followed by interment at Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

LUCKNER, Bernadine "Blen" PUTTHOFF
1902-2004
Mount Olivet Cemetery, Raytown, Jackson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 26 2004 - Bernadine "Blen" Putthoff Luckner, 101, daughter of Joseph and Mollie Cook Putthoff, Germantown, died Friday, January 2, 2004, at the home of her grandson and his wife, Duane and Melinda Brown in Coal Valley, Illinois. She was born July 25, 1902, and lived in Germantown until the age of 19. She moved to Kansas city and in 1934 married Clemens Luckner, also of Germantown. He preceded her in death on June 12, 11968. She lived in the Kansas City/Independence area most of her life, except for her remaining days in Illinois. Bernadine loved her family, friends, gardening, quilting and baking. Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Carol and Robert Hackett, Cortez, Florida, Robert and daughter-in-law, Bedonna Luckner, Littleton, Colorado; 13 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. Bernadine was preceded in death by her husband, Clemens; a daughter, Rosemary; son, Howard; stepson, Joseph Luckner; five brothers and four sisters. Burial was Tuesday, January 6, in Kansas City at Mt. Olivet Cemetery.

LUCKNER, Catherine
1825-1914
St. Ludger Cemetery, Deepwater Twp, Henry Co, MO
Montrose Recorder, Dec 11 1914 - Mrs. Katherine Luckner died at her home near Germantown Thursday of last week and was buried at Germantown Cemetery Saturday after in illness of several weeks duration. Deceased, had she lived, would have been 90 years old Dec. 6. She leaves several relatives and a host of friends to mourn her loss.

LUEBBER, Kermit
1920-2005
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 24 2005 - Kermit Luebber, 84, Joplin, died Thursday, January 6, 2005, following a long illness. Kermit was born March 31, 1920 in Cole Camp, the son of the late Ed and Mamme Luebber. He was raised and attended school in the Cole Camp, Windsor and Clinton area. As a young man, he was known for his excellence in baseball, playing in minor league baseball for two years. He also was in the United States Army and was a veteran of World War II, serving three tours of duty in the European Theater. In his early career he managed a Kroger store for several years. He moved to Joplin in 1955, where he began working as an insurance agent for All-State Insurance Company. He retired from All-State in 1985. He was a member of the Immaculate Lutheran Church of Joplin. Through the years, Kermit's interest in baseball and other sports never waned. He was an avid basketball and baseball fan. He was a volunteer assistant pitching coach for MSSU baseball team for 10 years. He was a talent scout for the Pittsburgh Pirates, the Boston Red Sox and the Atlanta Braves. He refereed high school basketball for 26 years. He was inducted into the Missouri Basketball Hall of Fame by the Joplin Officials Association. He was a member of the governors' Mounted Guard for several years. He loved to hunt and fish with his friends and family. He will be sorely missed by his family and friends. He married Nelle Ellen (Peggy) Harvey. She preceded him in death in 1979. He married Faye Badalack on May 17, 1980, in Pittsburg, Kansas, and she survives. He is survived by his wife Faye Luebber, Joplin; two sons David Luebber and wife Sharon, Henderson, Nevada, and Steve Luebber, Joplin; one daughter Sue Doennig and husband David, Monett; two stepdaughters, Sharon Piccini and husband Ron, Pittsburg, Kansas, and Karrolyn Wilbert and husband Dick, Pittsburg, Kansas; nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Monday, January 10, at Mason-Woodard Chapel. Burial was in Ozark Memorial Park Cemetery. The pall bearers were grandsons, Charles Doennig, Andrew Doennig, Wyatt Luebber, Shannon Wooldridge, Ryan Wilbert and Brandon Wilbert.

LUMARY, Viola
1903-1904
Swindle Cemetery, Shawnee Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Missouri - Sad is the home of David Lumary and wife, as the Death Angel has plucked from their flock the most tender flower. Little Emma Viola was born Feb 20, 1903 and died July 20, 1904. funeral at the M. E. Church, south in Huntingdale and burial in the Swindle Cemetery. Little Emma suffered almost all of her short life.

LUPTON, Grace May HOOKER
1902-1985
White Oak Cemetery, Walker Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Eye, Clinton MO, Feb 28 1985 - Grace May Lupton, 82, Creighton, died Wednesday, February 20, 1985 at the Golden Valley Hospital. She was born May 21, 1902 at Urich, the daughter of Joseph and Emma Allen Hooker. In 1920, she married John Thomas Lupton, owner of a barber shop in Urich. They were the parents of two children, Dorothy, born in 1921 and John Wilbur, born in 1922. Mr. Lupton preceded his wife in death on March 15, 1954. For many years Mrs. Lupton lived in Kansas City where she was employed at Pratt-Whitney during World War II. In later years she lived in Urich and Creighton. Mrs. Lupton was a member of the Bethany Church in Kansas City, but attended the Urich Baptist Church and the Creighton United Methodist Church. Surviving is her son, John Wilbur of Kansas City, one brother, Gene Leet of Urich, three grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Mrs. Lupton was preceded in death by her daughter, Dorothy Briggs in 1973, two brothers Ray and Robert Hooker, and a sister Audrey Houk. Funeral services were held Sunday, Feb. 24, at the Ward Funeral Home in Urich. Burial was in the White Oak Cemetery near Urich.

LUPTON, John Thomas
1897-1954
White Oak Cemetery, Walker Twp, Henry Co, MO
Kansas City Times, Mar 15 1954 - John Thomas Lupton, 56, died yesterday at the home, 5811 Scarritt, after an illness of about two months. Mr. Lupton was born at Clinton, Mo., and was a resident of Urich, Mo. about twenty-five years before he moved to Kansas City twelve years ago. He was a barber at the O. K. Barbershop, 6016 St. John. An army veteran of World War I, he was a member of the V. F. W. here and of the American Legion at Urich. He was a member also of the Bethany Baptist church. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Grace Lupton of the home, a daughter, Mrs. Dorothy Briggs, Wheatland, Mo., and a son John W. Lupton, 4451 North Tracy. Services will be held Tuesday at the Bethany Baptist church. Burial will be in White Oak cemetery, Urich.

LUPTON, John Wilbur "Sonny"
1922-1998
Kansas City Star, Kansas City, MO, Apr 3 1998 - John Wilbur "Sonny" Lupton b: Nov 5 1922, d: Apr 1 1998 - Mr. John W. Lupton, 75, Kansas City, MO, died on April 1, 1998, at North Kansas City Hospital. Funeral services will be Saturday, April 4, at Northminister Presbyterian Church; burial in White Chapel Memorial Gardens. Mr. Lupton was a member of Northminister Presbyterian Church and had served in the Army Air Corps. He is survived by his wife, Martha, Kansas City, MO; son, John L. Lupton and his wife, Cheryl, Kansas City, MO; daughter, Susan Macken and her husband, David, Gladstone, MO; two granddaughters, Jenny Lupton and Angela Lupton; and four grandsons, Tommy Lupton, Jonathan Lupton, Travis Macken and Trevor Macken. Arrangements: D. W. Newcomer's Sons White Chapel Funeral Home.

LUSBY, Elizabeth Sue WALTERS
1922-2005
Fayette City Cemetery, Fayette, Howard Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Nov 8 2005 - Mrs. Elizabeth Sue Lusby, 83, died November 7, 2005, at the University of Missouri Hospital and Clinics in Columbia. She was a lifelong Fayette resident. She was born July 30, 1922, in Fayette, the daughter of Charles G. Walters and Sallie J. Burke Walters. She married Ollie Leon Lusby Sr. in Boonville November 15, 1940. She was employed by Alsop and Turner Drug Store. At her time of retirement she was employed at Keller Memorial Hospital. Survivors include her husband Ollie Leon Lusby Sr. of Fayette; two sons, Ollie Leon Lusby Jr. and wife Priscilla, Fayette, Charles David Lusby and wife Debora, Clinton; three daughters, Carolyn Polson of Fayette, Connie Drewery and husband H. A. "Pete" Drewery Jr. of Cairo, Missouri, and Vicky Ray and her friend Danny Sloan of Gallatin; 12 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and a daughter Sheila Lusby on December 22, 1994. Graveside services will be Saturday, November 12, at the Fayette City Cemetery, Cart-Yager Funeral Home, Fayette, in charge.

LUSTER, Mary R. "Mollie" SPANGLER
1853-1937
Hazelwood Cemetery, Springfield, Greene Co, MO
Clinton MO - Mrs. Mary Luster, the last of her generation of Spanglers, died at her home in Springfield, Mo., Saturday, after being ill several years, the last few months, bedfast and helpless. A slight woman in her eighties, she was devotedly cared for by her son Louis, his wife and two daughters, who helped make her weary days of pain easier by assisting in her care, although a nurse was employed. Before her marriage, Mrs. Luster was Miss Mary Spangler, sister of the well-known brothers, James, George and L. A. Spangler, who with the Spangler family came to Henry County from Illinois. She lived in Henry County until her marriage to Charles Luster of Illinois, whose uncle, Ben Naylor, married a sister of Mrs. Luster. Mr. and Mrs. Luster worked together in running a newspaper at West Plains, Mo. She was a true helpmate, assisting her husband with his duties as postmaster when he was elected to that position. Mrs. Luster was ever a gentle woman, faithful in remembering her close relatives as she often visited in Clinton, while her brothers lived, and afterwards, staying with their sons and daughters. Her last visit to Henry County was about three years ago last summer.

LUTHER, Albert Edward "Ed"
1920-2005
Deepwater Cemetery, Fairview Twp, Henry Co, MO
Albert Edward "Ed" Luther, 84, passed away at Delmar Gardens of Overland Park, Kansas surrounded by his family. His surviving family includes his wife of 63 years, Edith Dorothy Luther, also of Overland Park, Kansas; their son and his wife, Kenneth E. Luther and Constance S. Luther of Kansas City, MO; their daughter and her husband, Edith R. Carroll and James J. Carroll of Osage Beach, MO; five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Ed was a veteran of the European and South Pacific theaters of WWII and the Korean Conflict. At retirement he was the manager of Macy's Country Club Plaza Beauty Salon in Kansas City, MO.

LUTHER, Edith Dorothy
1918-2008
Deepwater Cemetery, Fairview Twp, Henry Co, MO
Edith Luther, 90, passed away Thursday afternoon, June 19, 2008, at Lake Regional Health System in Osage Beach, Mo., surrounded by her family. At retirement, she was the office manager with the American Business Women's Association in Kansas City, Mo. Edith was a Christian women devoted to her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. She will be missed by all. Her surviving family includes her son, Kenneth E. Luther and his wife Constance of Kansas City, Mo.; her daughter Renee Carroll and her husband James of Osage Beach, Mo.; five grandchildren, Kelly Jacobs and her husband Larr;, Sherri Porting; Kenneth Carroll; Douglas Luther and his wife Kelly; and Christy Luther; and seven great-grandchildren, Kori Mosburg, Stephanie Porting, Charlie Porting, Jake Jacobs, Jennifer Porting, Kelly Porting and Nick Jacobs. She was preceded in death by her husband Albert E. Luther.

LUTJEN, James Elbert Jr. "Jim"
1944-2007
Laurel Oak Cemetery (L), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jun 18 2007 - Jim Lutjen, 62, Clinton, died Friday, June 15, 2007, at St. Joseph's Hospital in Kansas City. He was born November 19, 1944, in Windsor, the son of James William Elbert Lutjen Sr. and Hazel (Alley) Lutjen. On August 15, 1969, in Belton, he married Kathy Sue Beyer, who survives of the home. He worked at General Motors Fairfax Assembly Plant in Kansas City for over 30 years before his retirement. He was a member of the Buckner Masonic Lodge #501 AF&AM; Scottish Rite, Kansas City; York Rite, Independence; Ararat Temple, Kansas City; Social Member of the Mounted Guard of Ararat Temple, Kansas City; United Auto Workers Local #31, Kansas City; Order of Easter Star #280, Buckner Chapter, and the Buckner United Methodist Church. He was recently elected vice president of the Auxiliary of the Missouri Branch of the National League of Post Masters. In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son Randy T. Lutjen and his wife Audara, Clinton; a daughter Faye Borgstadt and her husband Karl, Higginsville; a brother David Barnes, Independence; two sisters, Margie Briggs, Creighton, and Gail Higginbotham, Independence; three granddaughters, Charlie, Samantha and Kirsten, and a grandson Tyler, and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents. Funeral services will be Tuesday, June 19, at Bradley & Hadley Funeral Home, Clinton. Burial will be in Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

LUTZ, Amanda M. HANKINS
1856-1936
Englewood Cemetery (L), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - The funeral services of Mrs. H. C. Lutz were held Wednesday at the Consalus & Peck Funeral Home. Interment in Englewood. Six of Mrs. Fletcher McQueen's sons acted as pall bearers. Many friends and relatives gathered to pay their last tribute of respect to this good and true woman who was never a kindly neighbor and parent. Mrs. Lutz died at her home at 322 North Washington street Tuesday at 5 a.m. For many years she had been in declining health, and many of her friends did not realize her condition was critical. Her passing was not only a shock but a great loss to those who knew her best. Miss Amanda Hankins was born August 8, 1856, in Missouri. December 25, 1878, in Harper City, Kansas, she was united in marriage to Henry Clay Lutz, who preceded his wife to the great beyond July 3, 1934. Theirs was a long and happy life together, living 5 years beyond their Golden Wedding anniversary. This home was often the happy meeting place of friends and relatives. The grandchildren and the great-grandchildren ever loved to visit Grandmother Lutz. Mrs. Lutz was the mother of four children, one, the youngest daughter, Naomi, passed on at the age of six. The other two daughters, Mrs. Maude McQueen, of Clinton, and Mrs. Lanta McNeely, of Jacksonville, Ill., and a son, Roy Lutz, of the Coal neighborhood, were all at her bedside during her last illness and did all possible to make her last days comfortable and happy. Her children, indeed, have risen up to call her blessed. Mrs. Lutz was converted early in life and united with the Tebo Baptist church of which she was an active and faithful member, teaching in the Sunday school and helping in any way possible. In later years she moved her membership to the First Baptist church in Clinton. Her life embodied that of true Christian womanhood, being thrifty, kind, generous and clean. Mr. and Mrs. Lutz lived in and near Clinton for the past 50 years. The past seven years has been in the home place at 322 North Washington. Mrs. Lutz had 19 great-grandchildren and 10 grandchildren. The following are the grandchildren: Mrs. Ollie Dwyer, St. Louis, Mo.; Mrs. E. A. Snap, Houston, Tex.; Mrs. W. H. Carleton, Kansas City; Guy McQueen, Topeka, Kans.; Gilbert McQueen, New Berlin, Ill.; and George, Garland, Granville, Glen and Gorman McQueen of Clinton.

LUTZ, Katie E. EBERTING
1883-1937
Englewood Cemetery (L), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Mrs. Roy Lutz died at her home near Coal, about 4 a.m. Monday, February 15, 1937, ending a two week's siege of pneumonia. Her life was despaired of often during her last illness, and kindly ministrations of her nearest and dearest could do little to alleviate her suffering. Two sisters-in-law, Mrs. G. F. McQueen, Clinton, and Mrs. Johnnie Eberting, near Coal; a sister, Mrs. Charles Fowler, and Mr. Lutz were her faithful nurses until the last few days when a trained nurse came on duty. Katie Eberting, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Eberting, was born June 3, 1883, near Tightwad. When she was a girl of about 10 she went with her parents to Washington, which was their home for 18 months, then they returned to the Coal community. At the age of 23, Katie Eberting was united in marriage with Roy Lutz, and they spent the first seven years of their married life near Coal, each year seeing an increased list of friends made by the happy couple. Her health became frail, so the two went to Colorado for two years. Upon coming back to the community where they spent so many pleasant days of their life, they remained there except for a two years' residence in Clinton. Mrs. Lutz began her active work in furthering her Master's kingdom with her conversion when she was 20, during the preaching of Rev. T. F. Simmons. She united then with the Tebo Baptist church, changing her church affiliation to Good Hope in 1924. During all the days of her life she remained a true and and loyal member, always willing to do her share and more. Mrs. Lutz was a friend of those who needed friends, and a helper of those who needed help. Pastors and evangelists of her church remember her gratefully and kindly, for her home was always open to them. They were welcomed with a warm handclasp and a friendly smile and made to feel at home. Her place in the community, in the church, and in the hearts of her friends and kinsmen can never be filled, and comfort comes to bereaved hearts only by the thought that the separation is but a little while. No children blessed Mr. and Mrs. Lutz's marriage, so the devotion she might have given to little people was given to friends and relatives. To everyone she was kindly, and everyone liked her. Her time was their time, and her energy theirs, if they needed it when sorrow or suffering descended upon a household. She was bright and vivacious, cheerful under even adverse circumstances, an excellent housekeeper and homemaker, unexcelled. Mr. Lutz, her husband, survives, also her aged father, Wm. Eberting, Clinton, who is critically ill; her stepmother; a sister, Mrs. Charles M. Fowler near Coal; two brothers, Charles Eberting, Clinton, and Johnnie Eberting near Coal. Her mother and one sister preceded her in death. Last rites were conducted at the Coal Methodist Church on Tuesday, and burial in Englewood Cemetery.

LUTZ, Mary Virginia JULIAN
1930-2003
Steedman Cemetery, Callaway Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 4 2003 - Mary Virginia Julian Lutz, Fulton, died at her home Wednesday, April 2, 2003. She was born in Clinton on August 12, 1930, to Bus Julian and Della Todd Julian. She grew up in Kansas City and Carrollton. She was preceded in death by both her parents and one granddaughter. She is survived by her husband, Ronald Lutz of the home; also three daughters, Vickie and her husband Roman Miller, Becky and her husband Vincent Acison, Christy and husband Dewayne Baker; six granddaughters and six great-grandchildren; three sisters, Norma Dody, Wilda Davis and Lynn Fields; two brothers, John Julian and Alfred (Bud) Julian, all of Clinton; several nieces and nephews and cousins. Funeral services will be held Saturday at the Maupin Funeral Home in Fulton. Burial will be in the Steedman Cemetery, Steedman.

LUTZ, Matilda
1807-1896
Englewood Cemetery (L), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Apr 1886 - Mrs. I. C. Lutz died at her home in Clinton and was buried Wednesday afternoon, April 7, 1886. Funeral at the First Presbyterian Church, remains buried in Oak Grove.

LYCAN, Robert M. "Bob"
1936-2007
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Dec 10 2007 - Robert M. "Bob" Lycan, 71, Deepwater, died Wednesday, December 5, 2007, at the Western Missouri Medical center in Warrensburg. He was born March 1, 1936 in Holden, the son of Jay Lycan and Viola Ann (Grove) Lycan. He married Connie L. (Whittenburg) on December 21, 1957, in Holden. He was a Marine veteran. He worked for Bendix in Kansas City for 31 years, retiring as a millwright. He later owned and operated his own welding business at Truman Lake for nine years. Survivors include his wife Connie; two brothers and their wives, Don and Harriet Lycan of Pleasant Hill, and Jim and Carol Lycan of Lee's Summit. He was preceded in death by both parents and three brothers, Fred, Maurice and Mike. Following cremation, there will be no services.

LYKE, Clarence
1901-1992
Pleasant Mound Cemetery, Osceola Twp, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Clarence Lyke was born August 20, 1901, in Knoxville, Tennessee, to David and Alice Wilson Lyke. He passed away July 24, 1992, at the Sac-Osage Hospital in Osceola, less than a month before his 91st birthday. At an early age he moved with his family to the Bolivar area. He began working around flowers and greenhouse at age nine and remained active in that vocation his entire life. On June 19, 1937, he was united in marriage to Opal Hannah in Buffalo. Clarence and Opal had spent their entire married lives in the Osceola area. They established Osceola Greenhouse in the 1930s near the Osceola Cemetery and have operated it continuously in its present location since 1943. The stories generated by their many years in business are many. He loved his work in the greenhouse and had many successes there. He was never a "nine to five" person and he and Opal built a solid reputation over the years. He was a member of the Baptist Church in Bolivar in his early years, later transferring his membership to the First Baptist Church in Osceola. He was preceded in death by a son, Junior Lyke, and a granddaughter, Pauline Firestone. He is survived by his wife, Opal of the home; one son, Gary Lyke, and wife, Liz, of Texas City, Texas; two daughters, Wanda Firestone of Osceola, and Jean Lyke of Independence; three grandchildren, Holly Marie Lyke, Janine Lyke and Crystal Lee Lyke: two step-grandchildren, Jimmie and Brenda Cummings, other relatives and many, many friends. Funeral services were Monday, July 27, at the Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel, Osceola. Burial was in Pleasant Mound Cemetery.

LYLE, Henry R. "Tex"
1922-2008
Englewood Cemetery (L), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Oct 1 2008 - Henry R. "Tex" Lyle was born on August 16, 1922, in Athens, Georgia, to Lois (Woodard) and H.R. Lyle Sr. He died on September 1, 2008, in Springfield at the age of 86 years. He lived in Athens, Georgia, into his teenage years. He attended the University of Georgia for two years. He then worked for McDonald-Douglas in California and was inducted into the United States Air Force, where he served for four years. He then completed his degree in Animal Husbandry and Agronomy at Iowa State University. On June 8, 1952, he married Frances Lee Gildersleeve in Marshall. He was employed by Ralston-Purina before moving to Clinton in 1951. He retired from farmland Industries and raised cattle on his farm in northern Henry County where he spent some of his happiest days. Tex was a member of the Clinton United Methodist Church. He also was a member of the Clinton Masonic Lodge No. 548. He is survived by his wife Frances Lyle of the home; two daughters, Rachel Lyle and husband Jonathan Paretsky, Lawrence, Kansas, and Ingrid Denney and granddaughter Adrienne Denney of Springfield. Funeral services were held at the United Methodist Church, Clinton, on Friday, September 5. Interment was in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

LYNCH, Laura Bettie SCHAEFER
1919-2000
Mount Olivet Cemetery, Raytown, Jackson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Dec 20 2000 - Laura Bettie Schaefer-Lynch, 81, Raytown, died Monday, December 18, 2000, at St. Joseph's Hospital. Funeral services will be Friday at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Kansas City. Burial will be in Mt. Olivet Cemetery. She was born January 31, 1919, in Topeka, Kansas. She was retired from AT&T in 1985, member of the Pioneers, Knights of Columbus, Clown Club as "Twinkle Toes", Altar Society of Our Lady of Lourdes and CWA Retirees Club. She was a lifelong resident of Raytown. She was preceded in death by her husband, Karl William Schaefer, and sister, Stella Sutton. She is survived by her husband Michael J. Lynch of the home; son William Dale Schaefer of Lee's Summit; daughter Janice Elaine Gaddy of Clinton; three grandchildren, Lorri Suzanne Davis, Michael Craig Gaddy and Dale Anthony Schaefer; one brother, Chris Thatcher of Raytown; sisters Mildred Bungart, Raytown, Edna Summer of Versailles, Bonnie Wilkerson of Laurie and Helen Hare.

LYNCH, Opal B. HORN
1908-2002
Orient Cemetery, Harrisonville, Cass Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Aug 6 2002 - Opal B. Lynch, 94, Overland Park, Kansas, died Friday, August 2, 2002, at Ashford Place Care Center in Overland Park. Funeral services were Tuesday, August 6, 2002, at the Atkinson Chapel in Harrisonville. Burial was in the Orient Cemetery, Harrisonville. She was born February 24, 1908, to John Garfield and Viola E. Horn on a farm near Windsor in Henry County. She graduated from Windsor High School and Central Missouri State University. She married Henry D. Lynch on May 12, 1930, in Clinton. She taught several rural schools in Johnson County and served as the head cook in both Lee's Summit and Raytown high schools. She was a member of the First Christian Church in Harrisonville and had been active in the Christian Women's Fellowship and Church Outreach programs and was a member of the County Extension Club. She is survived by two sons, Bob D. Lynch and wife M. Nadine, Kansas City, and Ted L. Lynch, Independence; one daughter, Carol L. Berry and husband George, Overland Park, Kansas; one brother, Everett E. Horn, Osawatomie, Kansas; 10 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.

LYNCH, Winfred Allen
1915-1994
Englewood Cemetery (L), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Winfred Allen Lynch was born March 18, 1915, in Mayview, Missouri, the son of Ernest and Lula (Himes) Lynch. He died Friday, February 25, 1994, at the Golden Valley Memorial Hospital at the age of 78. He grew up in Kansas City where his father operated Lynch Bakery on 24th Street. He moved his wife, the former June Dutton, and family to Clinton in 1958, when the Montrose station of Kansas City Power and Light Company started here. He had been a control operator for Kansas City Power and Light for over 30 years when he retired. He was a member of the I.B.E.W. Local #412. He was a member of the Church of Christ of Clinton. He is survived by his wife, June, of the home; two daughters, Jacqueline Metty, Manila, Philippines, a Carolyn Page, Clinton, one sister Margie Bartley, Gainesville, Florida; four grandchildren Beth Martin Wilson, Clinton, Vicki Simpson, Springfield, David Martin, Clinton, and Sherri Martin Long, Clinton and five great-grandchildren Chris Martin; Trista Wilson, Ashley Martin, Brittney Martin, Kelsi Martin and Lindsey Long. Funeral services were Tuesday, March 1, at the Consalus Chapel in Clinton. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery.

LYNDE, Malvern Edwin
1909-2005
Knob Noster Cemetery, Knob Noster, Johnson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Mar 4 2005 - Malvern Edwin Lynde, 95, Warrensburg, died Thursday, March 3, 2005, at the Country Club Care Center of Warrensburg. He was born Friday, August 13, 1909, in Johnson County, the son of Herbert C. Lynde and Lizzie (Everts) Lynde. On April 6, 1935, he and Georgia Cronhardt were married in Calhoun. She died March 27, 1995. He was a 1927 graduate of Leeton High School. He was a farmer. He was a member of the High Point Baptist Church nearly 84 years where he served as deacon and Sunday School superintendent. He was president of the first Knob Noster R-VIII School Board after reorganization in 1951 for 14 years. He was president of Johnson County Extension Council and the Johnson County farm Bureau. He served as Presiding Judge of Johnson County from 1973-82. In 1976, he received the Outstanding Citizen Award from Whiteman Air Force Base. He is survived by two daughters and their husbands, Dorothy and Bob Grove, Polo and Nancy and Ken Welty of Columbia; five grandchildren, Sherri Watson, Mike Grove, Kristi Baker, Kenneth Dale Welty and Kevin Welty; six great-grandchildren, Joshua, Michaela and Adina Watson and Kati, Stefani and Coleman Baker; two sisters, Elsie Mohler and Opal Dohman; one sister-in-law, Lola Lynde; many nephews, nieces and cousins, and a host of friends. He was preceded in death by his wife (just 10 days short of their 60th anniversary); a son Dale, in 1967 (who was a senior chemist for consumers Co-op and developed Golden Film grease); two brothers, Irvin and Merle Lynde; a sister Alice Weise, and his parents. Funeral services will be held Monday, March 7, at the Sweeney-Phillips and Holdren Funeral Home in Warrensburg. Burial will be in Knob Noster Cemetery.

LYNN, James Robert
1946-2001
Osceola Cemetery, Osceola, St. Clair Co, MO
Clinton Daily Democrat, May 7 2001 - James Robert Lynn, 55, Cross Timbers, was born in Clinton to John B. and Alice Marie (Elliott) Lynn, on April 23, 1946, and died Thursday, May 3, 2001, at Citizens Memorial Hospital in Bolivar. He was raised in Osceola. He had been a common laborer. After becoming disabled, he moved to his brother's farm where he remained until his death. He is survived by three brothers, Grover Lynn of Cross Timbers, Gary Lynn of Miller and Johnny Lynn of Hartville; two sisters, Shirley Gardner of Deepwater and Elaine Storm of Carney; three sons, Bobby, Jimmy and Steven; numerous nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends. Funeral services were Monday, May 7, 10 a.m., at Sheldon-goodrich Chapel. Burial was in Osceola Cemetery.

LYON, Ada M. TULL
1860-1945
Ladue Cemetery, Davis Twp, Henry Co, MO
The Clinton Eye, Clinton MO, Thursday, Jun 28 1945 - Mrs. Ada Lyon, a resident of LaDue for several years passed away Friday afternoon, June 22 at her home. She had been an invalid for many years, suffering from asthma and heart ailment. She is survived by her husband and one son, Lester of Kansas City; also a sister, Miss Ella Jones of Madison, Iowa. Funeral services were at the LaDue Methodist Church Sunday, June 24. Burial in LaDue cemetery, Vansant Funeral service in charge.

LYON, Donna FIRREL
1954-2012
Laurel Oak Cemetery (L), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Donna Lyon, 58, of Windsor, Missouri, died Friday, November 2, 2012, at the Bothwell Regional Health Center, Sedalia, Mo., after a long illness. She was born November 2, 1954, in Independence, Mo., the daughter of W.C. Lee Firrel and Shirley Jane (Swank) Firrel. On August 5, 1972, in Independence, she married Randy Dennis Lyon and he survives of the home. Donna was a pharmacy technician certified in both Missouri and Oklahoma. She had lived in Disney, Oklahoma for 23 years, before moving back to Windsor in 1999. She had worked at Osco Drug Store and later Walgreens, both in Sedalia, Mo., retiring in 2010. She enjoyed horseback riding, fishing, hunting, camping, boating, traveling and spending time with her family. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary, Windsor #82. In addition to her husband, Randy, she is survived by a daughter, Kristi Cornell, Windsor, Mo.; a son, Chad Lyon and his wife Heather, Big Cabin, Oklahoma; 4 grandchildren, Morgan Cornell; Gabriel Lyon, Elijah Lyon and Elizabeth Lyon, 2 sisters, Debbie Seaton and her husband Ellis, Dori Sullens and her husband Rick, both of Windsor, Mo.; a brother, Marshal Firrel and his wife Susan, also of Windsor, Mo.; an uncle, Sam McPherson and his wife Pat, Warsaw, Mo.; several nieces, nephews; great-nieces and great-nephews. She was preceded in death by her grandparents and parents. Funeral services will be Tuesday evening, November 6, 2012, at the Hadley Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Laurel Oak Cemetery, at a later date.

LYON, Lester Otis
1893-1965
Ladue Cemetery, Davis Twp, Henry Co, MO
The Clinton Eye, Clinton MO, Thursday, Jun 3 1965 - LESTER LYON BURIAL IN LADUE CEMETERY - Funeral services for Lester Lyon, 71, of 408 West Clinton, Clinton, who died May 31, were held June 2, at the Vansant Chapel. Burial was in LaDue Cemetery. Mr. Lyon succumbed at Veteran's Hospital, Kansas City. In ill health several years, he had been hospitalized at various times. Lester Otis Lyon, son of Samuel and Ada Tull Lyon, was born Aug. 9, 1893, at Ft. Madison, Ia. He married Lois Applegarth on Sept. 24, 1952, who survives. Clinton had been his home for some time, he also had lived in the LaDue community. He was a member of the Lutheran Faith, a veteran of World War I, and a member of the American Legion. Gardening and growing flowers were favorite hobbies after ill health curtailed his activities as a cabinet maker. A small green house at the home afforded him much pleasure. He also made hooked and woven rugs and embroidered pictures doing commendable work in each. The work of refinishing the pews in the First Lutheran Church here was his handiwork. After the present building was acquired, he was so anxious to help in some way that the brass door handles were taken to him to be polished to their original luster. Mr. Lyon was preceded in death by a brother, Cecil Dale Lyon, and a sister, who died in childhood.

LYON, Marie LEONARD
abt 1924-2005
Englewood Cemetery (L), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 5 2005 - Marie Leonard Lyon, 81, Alpharetta, Georgia, died Saturday, January 1, 2005. Graveside services will be Friday, January 7, at Englewood Cemetery, Clinton. She is survived by her husband David Lyon of the home; one daughter Linda Fawcett and husband Gregg, Cornelius, North Carolina; two sons, Peter C. Leonard and companion Robin Stover, Los Angeles, California, and Daniel O. Leonard and wife Mary, Midland, Texas; three sisters, Elaine Leonard, Onalaska, Wisconsin, Ruth Scharpf and husband Ray, Oshkosh, Wisconsin, and Shirley Ellenberger, Overland Park, Kansas, as well as six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

LYON, Robert T.
1897-1921
Englewood Cemetery (L), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
The Clinton Eye, Clinton MO, Friday, Sep 16 1921 - Robert T. Lyon died in the St. Mary's Hospital in Kansas City, last Friday, following a two weeks illness with typhoid fever and complications.  Deceased was born in St. Clair, Feb. 22, 1897.  There he grew to young manhood.  He married a St. Clair county girl, Miss Marguerite Crawford, who survives him with their two little daughters aged 3 and 5.  He also leaves his parents, S. H. Lyons and wife, of Clinton; and the following brothers and sisters--Walter L. Lyons, Winslow, Ark.;  Mrs. John Simmons, J. G., Roy and Evelyn Lyons, Clinton.  Deceased was a member of a Baptist church in St. Clair county and was a good Christian man.  He held a good position as salesman for the Hubbard Live Stock Commission Company in Kansas City.   His body was brought to Clinton on the noon train Sunday and taken to the Baptist church, where the funeral services were conducted, after which it was laid in Englewood. (NOTE: It may be that "Winslow, Ark." is a typographic error for "Winslow, Navajo Co., Arizona," as the 1920 census enumerates Walter L. Lyons of Missouri as a lodger in that place on Jan 19 1920.)

LYON, Robert Thompson
1922-1993
Lowry City Cemetery, Lowry City, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Robert Thompson Lyon, son of Robert Thompson and Marguerite Crawford Lyon, was born May 1, 1922 at Clinton, and died early Monday morning, June 21, 1993 at Golden Valley Hospital in Clinton. Following the death of his father, he, his mother and two sisters moved to Lowry City, where he spent his childhood and grew to young manhood. They made their home with Pearl and Elmer Cooper, sister and brother-in-law of their mother. Such love and tenderness bestowed on them made home life a pleasure and joy. Following his graduation from Lowry City High School, he joined the U.S. Military services In 1940, serving in the Azores, South Pacific, Alaska and various U.S. Air Force bases. He retired in 1960, serving over 20 years. He later worked in Kansas City for Consolidated Forwarding Co., retiring in 1973. He was united in marriage to Nada Chiles, February 1946. To this union was born one son, Robert T. Jr. Besides his wife and son, he is survived by two sisters. Geraldine Simpson, Torrance, Cal., and Mildred Harris, Wichita, Ks.; three grandsons, Jeff, Chris and Sam Lyon, and one great-granddaughter, Kylei Brooke Lyon. Bob has been a member of the Lowry City United Methodist Church since 1960. He served as Sunday School superintendent several years, also as Lowry City mayor from 1967 through 1970. He was a sports and train enthusiast, having played both basketball and baseball in high school and in the Air Force. His love and enjoyment in retirement came through his visits and calls at the Care Center and with his townspeople, neighbors and friends. His cheerful manner will never be forgotten. Though, many times, not being well himself, he went when he was needed, fulfilling his caring way. Bob will be greatly missed by family and friends, but memories will serve us well, and we have assurance of his eternal rest. Funeral services were Thursday, June 24, at Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel. Burial was in Lowry City Cemetery.

LYON, Samuel M.
1869-1954
Ladue Cemetery, Davis Twp, Henry Co, MO
The Clinton Eye, Clinton MO, Thursday, Jul 22 1954 - Samuel M. Lyon, a retired Sante Fe railroader, who had been seriously ill at the Moore Rest Home since last January, died there are 1:00 a.m., July 16. Previous to that he had been in the Norris Rest Home since 1949. Graveside services were conducted July 17, 1954, at the LaDue Cemetery. Vansant Funeral Home was in charge. Samuel M. Lyon was born in Marion, Ohio, Nov. 5, 1869. At five years of age he moved with his family to Ft. Madison, Ia., where he was reared and educated. On Oct 17, 1892, he married Ada Tull to which union two sons were born, one preceding him in death. In 1913 he moved to Leavenworth, Kan., and three years later to Kansas City, Mo. In 1938 he moved to St. Clair County for a year, then to LaDue where he remained until 1949. He then moved to the Norris Rest Home in Clinton. He is survived by one son, Lester Lyon, 512 N. Main; two grandsons, Harold Edward Lyon, New Orleans, and Lester Eugene Lyon of the US Navy; one sister in California; and other relatives and friends.

LYON, Susan E. DARNELL ROARK
1953-2007
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Susan Lyon, age 53, of Windsor, Missouri, died Wednesday, September 5, 2007, at her home in Windsor, Mo. She was born December 19, 1953, in Windsor, Mo., the daughter of Edward Lewis Darnell and Ida Mae (Jennings) Darnell. She was married to Clarence Edward Roark on September 29, 1973 in Lincoln, Mo., and they were the parents of 3 children. On February 21, 1998, in Windsor, Mo., she married Cecil Wayne Lyon, who survives of the home. Mrs. Lyon had worked at a wire rope manufacturer in Sedalia, Mo., as a waitress in area restaurants, and also provided home care for many area residents. She loved watching murder mysteries on television. She was the neighborhood mother to all the kids in her neighborhood. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother and the joy of her life was taking care of her family. In addition to her husband of the home, she is survived by a son, Larry Roark, Windsor, Mo.; 3 daughters, Susan "Sissy" Micke and her husband, Michael, Calhoun, Mo.; Sarah Roark Schultz and her husband, Brandon, Sedalia, Mo.; and Amanda Duncan, Neosho, Mo.; 2 step-sons, Cecil Wayne Lyon, Jr., Buffalo, Mo.; and Dorsey Wayne Lyon, LaGrange, Georgia; 17 grandchildren; 3 brothers, Larry Darnell, Lincoln, Mo.; Leroy Walker, Warsaw, Mo.; and Buck Hamilton, Windsor, Mo.; a sister, Loretta "Cookie" Fletcher, Lincoln, Mo.; an aunt, numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. She was preceded in death by a sister, Shirley Combs, a brother, Billy Roark, and a granddaughter, Matason Martz. Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m., Sunday, September 9, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial will be in the Calhoun Cemetery, Calhoun, Mo.

LYONS, Delia Colene GARRISON
abt 1920-2002
Osceola Cemetery, Osceola, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Nov 14 2002 - Delia Colene Garrison Lyons, 82, Osceola, died Tuesday, November 12, 2002. She is survived by her husband of 59 years, Walt Lyons, of the home; one son, Gary Lyons of Independence; one daughter, Kathy Brown of Osceola; grandchildren, Jim Brown, Peculiar, Karyn Dutcher, Grandview, Leissa Gregory, Blue Springs, Rob Lyons, Kansas City, Lindsey Lyons, Independence, and four great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be Saturday, November 16, 11 a.m. at the Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel in Osceola with burial in the Osceola Cemetery.

LYONS, Mary Frances MILLER GREGORY
1911-2001
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Daily Democrat, Mar 28 2001 - Mary Frances (Miller) Lyons, 89, Calhoun, died on March 24, 2001, at the Golden Valley Hospital in Clinton after an extended hospital stay. She was born in Henry County on September 13, 1911, to Landon and Edna (Blakley) Miller. Mary grew up in the Henry County area and was married to Ora Ivan Gregory on April 20, 1929. To this union eight children were born, six sons and two daughters: John of Overton, Nebraska, Charles and wife Lois of Elwood, Nebraska, Edward and wife Evelyn of Overton, Nebraska, Ethel and husband Dean Commins of Warsaw, Robert and wife Florence of Windsor, Ora Lee of Windsor, Donald and wife Amy of Overton, Nebraska, Mary Ann and husband Dennis Dempsey of Calhoun, all of whom survive. She was a member of the Corinth Baptist Church of Huntingdale. Mary's life was spent enjoying her family, traveling, dancing and working in her garden and with her many flowers. Mary and William Lyons were united in marriage on January 23, 1951. Bill also survives Mary and resides at Calhoun. Other survivors include five brothers and three sisters, Leo Miller of Buckner, Luther and wife Wanda Miller of Gothenburg, Nebraska, Lewis and wife, Mildred Miller of Callaway, Nebraska, Raymond and wife, Ruth Miller of Holden, James Miller of Buckner, Beulah Hess of Seeley Lake, Montana, Luevenia Booth of Independence, and Bertha Caylor of Sugar Creek; 37 grandchildren, 95 great-grandchildren, six great-great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, one brother, three grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Funeral services were held on Monday, March 26, at the Sickman and Dunning Funeral Home. Burial was in Clinton Memory Gardens with grandsons, Michael Gregory, Dale Decker, Dennis E. Dempsey, Richie Tripp, Billy Marvin and Bobby Tripp serving as pall bearers.

LYONS, Phyllis Gaye DODY
abt 1939-1998
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Word was received here Sunday of the sudden death of Phyllis Gaye Dody Lyons, 59, Englewood, Colorado. She was the daughter of the late Leroy and Pauline Smith Dody of Denver, Colorado, and the granddaughter of the late Chris and Grace Dody of Clinton.

LYONS, Walter A.
1920-2004
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, May 5 2004 - Walt Lyons, Osceola, died Tuesday, May 4, 2004, at the Veterans Hospital in Warrensburg.

LYSINGER, Betty Genevieve HOLLAND
1929-1997
Lowry City Cemetery, Lowry City, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Betty Genevieve Lysinger was born July 30, 1929, near Lowry City, to George Clifford and Eva Eliza Jones Holland. She died at her home early Monday morning, January 6, 1997, at the age of 67 years, five months and seven days. Genevieve was a lifelong resident of the Lowry City community, attending rural Short and Park Grove schools and graduated in 1946 as class valedictorian from Lowry City High School at the age of 16. She was employed by York's Grocery and Hadley's Dime Store in Lowry City during her early years, later working at Hart's Cafe and as a medical/X-ray transcriptionist at Wetzel Hospital and Golden Valley Memorial Hospital in Clinton. On July 15, 1948, Genevieve was united in marriage to John Franklin Lysinger at her grandparent's home near Vista. To this union four sons, John F. Jr., Billy Lee, Thomas Ray, George Lauren and one daughter, Betty Ann, were born. Genevieve and Jack always enjoyed raising a large garden to share with family, friends and neighbors. She also enjoyed sewing, crocheting and machine quilting until her failing eyesight no longer permitted. The pride and joy though of Genevieve's life were her 12 grandchildren and as a result became well known as simply Granny to many people. She is preceded in death by her parents; infant grandson, Thomas Ray Lysinger II, and one sister, Doris Elizabeth Smith. Genevieve leaves her husband, Jack, of the home; her five children and their families, John P. Jr. and Linda Lou Lysinger of Lowry City, their daughters, Julie and husband, Josh Russell of Montrose, Janet and Jill of Lowry City, Bill and Malinda Lysinger and his children, Jimmy and Jackie, all of Lowry City, Betty Hildebrand of Lowry City, and her children, Jeremy of Germany and Nancy of Lowry City, Tom and Cindy Lysinger and their children, Joey and Kristi of Holden, George and Linda Ann Lysinger and their sons, Johnny, Geoffrey and Andy of Lowry City; two brothers-in-law, James G. Lysinger of Lowry City and William G. Smith of Independence; as well as a host of family and friends. Funeral services were Friday, January 10, at Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel. Burial was in Lowry City Cemetery.

LYTTON, Marjorie L.
abt 1939-2002
Bear Creek/Mont-McConnell Cemetery, near Osceola, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jul 25 2002 - Marjorie L. Lytton, 63, Kansas City, died Tuesday, July 23, 2002, at her home. She was a credit accountant. Funeral services will be Saturday, July 27, at Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel, Osceola. Burial will be in Bear Creek Cemetery, near Osceola.