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MacDOUGALL, Ruby Mae GATES
1919-2001
Clinton Daily Democrat, Feb 13 2001 - Ruby Mae MacDougall, 81, Clinton, died Tuesday, February 13, 2001, at Westwood Nursing Center. She was born August 7, 1919, in Logan, Kansas, daughter of Frank and Alice Crusha Gates. She married Mac MacDougall who preceded her in death. She was a homemaker and had lived several years in Albuquerque, New Mexico, before moving to Clinton six years ago. Survivors include one son, Bobbie Wegener and wife, T. J., Albuquerque, New Mexico; one daughter, Patty Gregory and husband, Leonard, Calhoun; four grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Cremation. No services.

MACE, Sebastian C.
abt 1837-1899
Clinton MO, Sep 16 1889 - It is with feelings of profoundest sorrow we chronicle the death of Sebastian C. Mace, postmaster at O'Fallon, Illinois, Saturday, after a lingering illness at the age of 62. Besides his wife he leaves two half-brothers and an adopted daughter, Miss Minnie Mace, who was adopted while he was in Clinton. At one time, he was publisher of the Clinton Advocate which, under his management, grew into popular favor and some 16 years ago he started the Daily Advocate and at one time had a circulation of over 400 paying subscribers, besides exchanges. He left here about 8 years ago and has since been in O'Fallon. For three and one-half years, your humble servant did his job work and during that time we were treated with gentlemanly courtesy and fairness. He was kind and fair and had as many friends among the Democrats as with his own party, the Republicans.

MACHATA, Michael
1947-1991
Englewood Cemetery (M), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Michael Machata, son of William Machata and Mary Jane Mayer Machata, was born April 4, 1947, in Chicago, Illinois. He passed away November 23, 1991, at Golden Valley Memorial Hospital in Clinton at the age of 44. After his high school graduation he served with the Marines during the Vietnam War. He was married to Nancy Proffitt, May 20, 1978, and to this union three children were born two sons and one daughter. He was a member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in Glenview, Illinois. He lived in Illinois until six years ago when he and his family moved to Clinton to operate the Colonial Best Western Motel. Survivors include his wife Nancy, of the home; two sons, David and Andrew, and one daughter Nicole, all of the home; his parents William and Mary Jane Machata of Glenview, Illinois; two brothers, William C. Machata of Wisconsin, and James E. Machata of Glenview, Illinois. He was preceded in death by one brother. Funeral services were Monday, November 25, at Consalus Chapel, Clinton. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery.

MACHNICKI, Helen RODABAUGH
1930-2000
Englewood Cemetery (M), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Helen Machnicki, 70, Lakewood, Colorado, formerly of Clinton, died Monday, June 19, 2000. She was born June 13, 1930, in Sedalia, daughter of Herbert J. and Ruth Russell Rodabaugh. She was married to Daniel Machnicki who precedes her in death. She owned and operated The Jewel Shop in Clinton. Survivors include four sons, Daniel Machnicki III, Russell Machnicki, both of St. Louis, Harry Machnicki, Hastings, Nebraska, and Michael Machnicki, Clinton; one stepson, Randy Toon, Taylorville, Illinois; one sister, Rowena Rodabaugh, Los Angeles, California, and seven grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Saturday at Consalus Chapel, Clinton. Burial will be in Englewood Cemetery.

MACK, James Christopher "Red" Jr.
1916-2000
Greenwood Cemetery, Jennings, Jefferson Davis Co, LA
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Sep 15 2000 - James Christopher "Red" Mack, Jr., 83, Clinton, died on Saturday, August 26, 2000, at the Golden Valley Hospital. Funeral services were held Wednesday, August 30, at the Clinton United Methodist Church, under the direction of the Sickman-Dunning Funeral Home. Committal services were held Thursday, August 31, at the Greenwood Cemetery in Jennings, Louisiana. Red was born September 26, 1916, in Lake Arthur, Louisiana, to James Christopher and Mary Florence Mack. He graduated from Lake Arthur High School and attended college in Mississippi. He was an excellent swimmer and as a youth spent many happy hours on Lake Arthur, in his sailboat. He chose the vocation of welder, was skilled in Oil field rigging and was well known in southwest Louisiana and eastern Texas for his work. During World War II he was deferred each time he tried to enlist in order to use his skills in the building of battleships in Orange, Texas. His talent ran to designing and fabricating metal into intricate gifts for family and friends. He enjoyed a love of nature and in his early years was an avid hunter and fisherman. In later years he enjoyed planting seeds and coaxing flowers and vegetables into gifts for those he cared for. He was married to Elizabeth Hudson from November 22, 1937, until the time of her death on January 31, 1981. He was also preceded in death by his parents and his son, Jimmie, in 1991. He is survived by on daughter, Sandra, and son-in-law, Douglas Thomason of Clinton; on sister, Margaret Mack Hahn; one daughter-in-law, Simone Mack; six grandchildren, Arlette Mack Ploen, Scott Mack, Jeff Mack, Chris Thomason, Lisa Mack Rose and Sarah Thomason Hardesty. Also surviving are several great-grandchildren, cousins and nieces and nephews. He was a generous man.

MacKAY, Philip Alexander Jr.
1902-2000
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Oct 5 2000 - Philip Alexander MacKay, Jr., 98, Lowry City, died October 4, 2000, at Truman Lake Manor in Lowry City. He was born in Winona, Illinois, on March 7, 1902, and was educated at the Melbourne (Australia) Grammar School; St. Paul's School, London, England, LaSalle-Peru High School, LaSalle, Illinois, Long Beach (California) High School and the University of California at Los Angeles. After two years in Ireland, England and France he was employed by a heavy chemical manufacturer in Budget Budge, near Calcutta, India, for two years. In 1925, he became factory manager for Pycopany, Inc. in Joplin, where in 1926 he wed Kathleen Muenning. In 1930 he pioneered miniature golf in Sydney, Australia, and became a manufacturer's representative in the rural area of New South Wales. In March 1942 he was commissioned a first Lieutenant in the quartermaster Corps of the United States Army Forces in Australia, headquartered in Melbourne, Australia. MacKay was later in charge of Quartermaster services Base Seven, Sydney; C.O. of Goodenough Island and was hospitalized home on VJ Day. He remained in the Reserves and retired as lieutenant colonel in 1957. In 1960 he became a member of Rotary Club 13 in Kansas City and upon retirement to Osceola in 1967 he was a past president and Paul Harris Fellow of the Osceola Rotary Club. He was a life member of the Heart of America Numismatic Association and past president and life member of the Midwest Numismatic Association. He was commander of VFW Post 7900 in 1949 and active in the Jackson County VFW Council. He was longtime adjutant of American Legion Post 618 and Quartermaster of the VFW Post 4197 of Osceola. He is survived by two stepsons, James T. Childers, North Kansas City, and Herbert E. Childers and their children; a cousin, Mirian MacKay, Mesa, Arizona; two nephews, Dr. Timothy St. Leger Moss, Kempsey, Australia, and Donald E. MacKay, London, England. His only son, Philip III, was born in Sydney, Australia, in 1940 and died in 1943. His second wife, Elda Boone Childers, died in February 1990 and was buried in the Ft. Leavenworth National Cemetery. The Consalus Funeral Home of Clinton has placed his cremated remains with those of his wife.

MACKEY, Ross LaVerne
1933-2003
Lowry City Cemetery, Lowry City, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jun 4 2003 - Ross LaVerne Mackey was born November 8, 1933, at Lowry City, son of Horace and Rosa Cross Mackey. He died May 19, 2003, at his home. December 3, 1956, he married Anna Huff. He served in the United States Navy. He was self-employed and a cattle trader. Preceding him in death were his parents; one great-grandson, Cory Bennick, and one great-granddaughter, Breanna Jones. Survivors include his wife, Anna, of the home; one son, Steve R. Mackey, Clinton; three daughters, Mary Mickle, Lowry City, Brenda Van Eaton and husband, Randall, Clinton, Joetha Waggoner and husband Gary, Deepwater; one stepdaughter, Marilyn Suminski and husband Pat, Kingman, Arizona; three sisters, Doris Neagle and husband Keith, Kansas City, Mildred Nible and husband Bob, Independence, Virginia Carter, Clinton; one brother Edgar Mackey, Tulsa, Oklahoma; 11 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held May 21 at the Consalus-Bradley Chapel. Burial was in Lowry City Cemetery.

MADDEN, Geneva KAUFFMAN
1914-2006
Mt. Moriah Cemetery, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Feb 16 2006 - Geneva Kauffman Madden, 91, died at her sister's home in Clinton Monday, February 13, 2006, after a long struggle with heart disease. Thanks to the loving care of her sister Charleen, and her brother-in-law Bill, she was able to remain at her home throughout the end stages of her illness and passed from this world with her sister and, her daughter DeDe, at her side. Funeral services will be Friday, February 17, at Consalus Funeral Home. Graveside services will be Saturday, February 18, at Mt. Moriah Cemetery. She was born in Vista but lived the majority of her life in the Kansas City and Leawood area. She returned to Clinton in 1999 with her husband Dean, to be close to family during Dean's long illness. Preceding her in death were her parents, husband, Three brothers and one sister. Geneva leaves behind her only child DeDe Curran and her husband Steve; her beloved grandchildren, Karlye Weatherford and her husband Dr. William Weatherford, Kraig Bertram II and Daniel Curran, and her most precious great-grandchildren, William Benjamin Weatherford and Caleb Daniel Weatherford. Her grandchildren and great-grandsons were the light of her life. Geneva also leaves behind a very extended family who all come together to give her their love and caring in the last years. She was a member of Red Ridge Christian Church and attended Clinton Christian Church.

MADDOX, Hattie Lee O'REAR
1911-2004
Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, New Franklin, Howard Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jun 24 2004 - Hattie Lee (O'Rear) Maddox, 93, died at 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 22, 2004, at the Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Clinton. Graveside services will be held Saturday, June 26 at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in New Franklin, under the direction of the Vansant-Mills Funeral Home of Clinton. Mrs. Maddox was born near Brown Station, Missouri, February 15, 1911, to Samuel Allen and Lovinnia (Hunton) O'Rear. They preceded her in death. She attended Hallsville High School and December 23, 1928, was married to James Preston Maddox, who preceded her in death. During their life together, they resided in the Hallsville area, later moving to the state of California, and returned to New Franklin to retire. She was a homemaker and enjoyed participating in the New Franklin Senior Center and Silver Liners and the United Methodist Church. She is survived by her sister, Pauline Frances (O'Rear) Rude of Ozark. Aunt Teddy, as she was known affectionately, is also survived by a nephew, Ronald Clyde Rude and his wife Sally, Clinton; a niece Susan Lee (rude) Wilkerson-Aliber and her husband Rick, Springfield; three great-nephews, Jeffery Lynn Rude and wife Jill, and son Jordan, Springfield, Christopher Lee Rude and wife Kelly, and son Nicholas, Ozark, Jeff Allen Stone, Clinton; two great-nieces, Amy Lee (Wilkerson) Wissbaum and husband Joe, Conway, and Shauna Transue and husband Dan, and sons Cody and Daniel, Urich, and two cousins, Bessie Lovinnia (Hunton) Cramlett, Centralia, and Mary Lou (Hunton) Booker, Hannibal.

MADDUX, Harry Darwin
1931-2009
Harry D. Maddux, age 77 of Blairstown, Missouri passed away April 1, 2009 at his home. Private family services will be Saturday, April 4, 2009 at the Vansant-Mills Funeral Home, Clinton, Missouri, with cremation to follow. Harry was born in Gypsum, Kansas. He was a truck driver for Armco Steel for 30 years before retiring in l981. He was a member of the United Steel Workers Union, Local 13, Kansas City, Missouri. He is survived by his wife, Gail of the home; one son Ronald D. Maddux and wife,Patty of Kansas City; one daughter Cheryl Maddux Vidden and husband Michael of Grand Forks, North Dakota; two brothers, William J. Maddux and wife Frances of Knob Noster, and Sammy E. Maddux of Louisville, Kentucky; three sisters, Evelyn Maddux Clinger and husband Robert of Holden, Maxine Maddus Geisler and husband Carl and Mary Alice Maddux George and husband Clifford, all of Blairstown, as well as three grandsons, Adam Vidden, Joshua Sutton and Jonathan Maddux and two great grandchildren, Kaleb and Tasha Sutton.

MADDUX, Martha ATKINSON
1903-1995
Grant Cemetery, Creighton, Cass Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Martha Atkinson Maddux, daughter of John Miller and Johanna (Quade) Atkinson, was born March 14, 1903, in Gypsum, Kansas. She died March 5, 1995, at Meadowbrook Manor of Clinton at the age of 91. She was united in marriage to Harry Edward Maddux on December 19, 1928, in Salina, Kansas, and to this union eight children were born. They came to Missouri in 1933. Mrs. Maddux was a homemaker most of her life. Mr. Maddux preceded her in death on March 23, 1970. She had lived in the Blairstown and Holden area since 1959. She was a member of the Bear Creek Baptist Church. She is survived by four sons, William "Bill" Maddux, Knob Noster, Harry Maddux, Blairstown, Sammy Maddux, Louisville, Kentucky, Robert "Bob" Maddux, Quick City; three daughters, Evelyn Clinger, Holden, Maxine Geisler and Mary Alice George, both of Blairstown; one brother, Bill Atkinson. Topeka, Kansas, and 29 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren and many great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband; a daughter, Hazel Nadine Maddux in 1958; a brother, Theodore (Ted) Atkinson; two stepsons, Ralph Maddux and Laurence Maddux. Funeral services were Thursday, March 9, at the Bear Creek Baptist Church. Chilhowee. Burial was in Grant Cemetery, Cass County.

MADILL, Raymond C. "Duke"
1922-2000
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 31 2000 - Raymond C. (Duke) Madill, 77, died Thursday, January 27, 2000, at his residence in Derby, Kansas. Funeral services were Monday at Pleasantview Baptist Church with Smith Mortuary, Derby, Kansas, in charge of arrangements. He was a retired sales manager for Federated Insurance. He was a lifetime member of the Optimist Club. He married Betty Lou Setterstrom on December 6, 1942, in Elsmore, Kansas. They lived in Clinton from 1957-69 and in Derby from 1969 to the present. He is survived by his wife Betty; daughter Dixie Lauber, Colorado Springs, Colorado; brothers George Madill, Manhattan, Kansas, Ernest Madill, Nevada, Wayne Madill, Wichita, Norman Madill, Chanute, and Ralph Madill, Wichita; sister, Ella Marie Carlburg, Bartlesville, Oklahoma; six grandchildren, one great-grandchild.

MADOLE, Frances Genevieve LAUGHLIN
1923-2004
Laurel Oak Cemetery (M), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Nov 8 2004 - Frances Madole, 81, Windsor, died Saturday, November 6, 2004, at Golden Valley Hospital in Clinton. She was born March 28, 1923, in Windsor, the daughter of Elfoe L. Laughlin and Zona (Rodgers) Laughlin. On October 28, 1939, in Windsor, she married Melvin Hurschel Madole, who died August 14, 1997. She was a homemaker and member of the Windsor First Christian Church. Survivors include two sons, Gary L. Madole, Windsor, and Terry D. Madole, Higginsville; a daughter, Sheri Bredehnoeft, Oak Grove; six grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren; a brother Gene Laughlin, Marysville, California, and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by three brothers, Roy, Glen and Floyd Laughlin; five sisters, Vernie Scrimager, Beulah Carbaugh, Audie Long, Flossie Burkhart, Edna Daniels, and a grandson Kevin Madole. Funeral services will be Wednesday, November 10, at Hadley Funeral Home. Burial will be in Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

MADSEN, Lucille R.
1922-2006
Englewood Cemetery (M), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Aug 8 2006 - Lucille Madsen, 84, Clinton, died Saturday, August 5, 2006. Memorial mass will be held Wednesday, August 16, at Holy Rosary Catholic Church with graveside services at Englewood Cemetery. She was a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church.

MAGGARD, Janice Mae ROBERTS
1938-2005
Missouri Veterans Cemetery, Springfield, Greene Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Mar 28 2005 - Janice Mae Maggard was born October 2, 1938, in Kansas City to James William and Lillian Mae Lanning Roberts, and died Tuesday, March 22, 2005, at Liberty Hospital, Liberty. She graduated from Paseo High School and attended St. Luke's Nursing Program before marrying John (Joe) Maggard December 26, 1958. They moved to California for 11 years before moving the family back to Missouri to settle in St. Clair County. She was active in the Altar Society and the St. Clair County Quilters Guild. She was preceded in death by her mother Lillian M. Roberts. She is survived by her husband John "Joe" Maggard, of the home; her children, John Maggard and wife Mary, James Maggard and wife Angela, Dr. Elizabeth Crowley and husband Tom, Jeff Maggard; her father James W. Roberts; sister Carol A. Hoover; seven grandchildren, other relatives and friends. Funeral services were Monday, March 28, at St. Catherine's Catholic Church in Osceola. Burial will be Tuesday, March 29, at the Missouri Veteran's Cemetery, Springfield.

MAGGI, Mary G. WHITE
1922-2000
Eastlawn Cemetery, Springfield, Greene Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 26 2000 - Mary G. Maggi, 78, Plano, Texas, died Monday, April 24, 2000, at a nursing home in Plano. Mrs. Maggi was born March 25, 1922, in Springfield. She was a sales clerk in the Cokesbury Book Store in Kansas City for 17 years retiring in 1994. She was preceded in death by a son, Michael Maggi; her parents, Walter and Grace Weddle White; a sister Mildred Keeling and a half-brother, Raymond Day. She is survived by two sons, Mark Maggi of Skagway, Arkansas, and Dr. David Maggi of Clinton; a daughter, Alice Wiethoff, Plano, Texas; two sisters, Lucille Hammond and Louise Prater, both of Springfield; five grandchildren. Funeral services will be Thursday at the Greenlawn Funeral Home North, Springfield. Burial will be in the Eastlawn Cemetery, Springfield.

MAGGI, William J. Rev.
1925-2002
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, May 30 2002 - Rev. William J. Maggi, 77, Bolivar, died Wednesday, May 29, 2002. He was born in Springfield February 2, 1925, to Angelo and Rosa Maggi. He served as a United Methodist minister throughout the Missouri West Conference for many years. He was preceded in death by his parents, Angelo and Rosa; son, Michael; brothers, Leo, Richard and Fred, and sisters, Betty, Rose Ann and Patty. He is survived by his wife Doris, of the home; daughter, Alice Wiethoff, Chicago, Illinois; sons and daughters-in-law, Mark and Patty Maggi, Skagway, Arkansas, and Dr. David and Christy Maggi, Clinton; daughter-in-law, Patti Cunningham, Parkville; two granddaughters, Andrea Wiethoff, Cambridge, Massachusetts, and Laura Downey, Skagway, Arkansas; three grandsons, Matt Maggi, St. Louis, Aaron Wiethoff, Plano, Texas, and Zac Maggi, Clinton; one great-granddaughter, Nichole Downey, and two sisters and brothers-in-law, Mary and Larry Archer, Boardman, Oregon, and Barbara and Tony Hall, Shreveport, Louisiana. Funeral services will be Saturday at Pitts Chapel, Bolivar.

MAGILL, Daniel Lee
1918-1996
Norris Cemetery, Big Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Daniel Lee Magill, 78, formerly of Clinton, died Thursday, May 2, 1996, at St. John's Hospital in Springfield. Survivors include his wife Dorothy Magill, who is in a nursing home in Iowa; one son, Danny Magill of Kansas City, Ks.; four daughters, Pam Corum of Appleton City, Diane Spry of Edwards, Connie Smith of Camdenton, JoAnn Tavis of Kansas City, Ks., and Lena Marie Devalle of Lee's Summit; two stepsons, Arthur Chapman of Iowa and Richard Chapman of Colorado; a brother John Hurley Magill of Kansas City, Ks.; a sister Mary Simons of Kansas City, Ks., and 14 grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, May 7, at the Sickman and Dunning Chapel. Burial will be in the Norris Cemetery, Hartwell.

MAGILL, William A.
1816-1891
Englewood Cemetery (M), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, May 16 1891 - Died, in this city last Saturday morning, William A. Magill, aged 75. He has been a resident of the county for a number of years and was one of the justices of Clinton township. A member of the Christian church and a highly respected gentleman.

MAHAN, Ernest Duane
1930-2004
Englewood Cemetery (M), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 13 2004 - Ernest Duane Mahan was born December 12, 1930, in Kansas City to Ernest Rolland and Jane Vivian (Strayer) Mahan and died at the St. Luke's Hospital, Kansas City, on April 3, 2004, at the age of 73 years. Ernest was a heavy equipment operator and a farmer. He served in the Air Force during the Korean Conflict. He was married to Mary Evelyn Elliott. He was a member of the International Union of Operating Engineers Local #1011 and of the Pleasant Valley Baptist Church, Chilhowee. He was preceded in death by a daughter Patricia; his parents; one sister Anna Holland, and one brother Delbert Eugene Mahan. He is survived by his wife Mary, of the home; one son Ernest Mahan Jr. of Archie; four daughters, Mary Fuelling, Brenda Greene, both of Clinton, Angela Harvey of Chilhowee and Dorothy Page of Lowry City; one brother Kenneth Mahan, Warsaw; one stepbrother, Wayne Hook, St. Charles; three sisters, Leona Marlowe, Kansas City, Delores Abell, Palm Harbor, Florida and Patricia Owens, Versailles, as well as 17 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Graveside services were held at Englewood Cemetery, Clinton, on Wednesday, April 7. Interment was in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

MAHANY, Shirley Ann STEWART
1946-2006
Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, Kansas City, Wyandotte Co, KS
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jun 1 2006 - Shirley Ann (Stewart) Mahany, 60, Kansas City, Kansas, died Sunday, May 28, 2006, at Providence Medical Center. Funeral services will be Saturday, June 3, at Chapel Hill Butler Funeral Home, 701 North 94th Street, Kansas City, Kansas. Burial will follow in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens. She was born in Clinton to Howard H. "Shorty" and Marie Stewart. She graduated from Clinton High School in 1964, then went on to college at Central Missouri State University for a short time before attending business school in Springfield. Throughout the years she continued her education, earning several certificates. She worked 12 years at Standard Oil before starting a career with Union Pacific R.R. After retiring, she worked seasonally for the IRS and Wal-Mart. In 1970 she married David Lee Mahany. She is survived by her husband David; son Elvin Lee Mahany and his wife Donna, and stepdaughter Vickie L. Binnie and husband Chris; two granddaughters, one grandson and one great-grandson. She was a member of London Heights Baptist Church where she taught children's Sunday School. She was also a member of the Master Gardeners and Master Food clubs.

MAHER, Opal YOKLEY
1923-2001
Englewood Cemetery (M), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Daily Democrat, Jul 2 2001 - Opal Maher was born in Knob Noster on April 1, 1923, and was the second child of Ernest and Ethel Yokley. She died Thursday, May 31, 2001, at the Golden Valley Hospital, Clinton. Opal had an older brother, E. L. and three younger siblings, Dorothy, Amos and Mary Louise. Opal spent her early life in Knob Noster. Upon graduation from high school, she moved to Kansas City. She attended Kansas City Business College for two years and got married shortly thereafter to Hilgar Maher on March 15, 1942. Opal's new husband, Hilgar, was soon called to serve in the Army Air Corps and was initially stationed in Tallahassee, Florida. He was shortly thereafter sent to serve overseas in Japan during World War II. Opal stayed in Florida during the time when he was overseas. They moved back to Kansas City after he was discharged in January 1946. Their daughter, Marilyn, was born later that year in December 1946. They lived in the southeast area of Kansas City for nearly 20 years and then moved to Shawnee, Kansas, where they lived for 30 years. Opal was the comptroller for the Pembroke Hill school for 20 years and had many good friends and memories from her associations there. Opal enjoyed playing the piano and organ all her life and played for various churches and for her own pleasure. She also enjoyed flower gardening, sewing, quilting and watercolor and oil painting. She always enjoyed family events such as reunions. She had a great sense of humor and enjoyed joking and teasing with everyone. Opal moved to Clinton four and a half years ago after having some health problems and lived in an apartment next to her daughter, and went to Clinton Residential Care Center for daycare. She made many good friends there and enjoyed the great care and love they provided. Opal is survived by her daughter, Marilyn Kernohan and husband, Bill; grandchidlren, Kevin Roberts and wife, Bobbi Sue, of Lee's Summit, Todd, Molly and Darby Kernohan of Clinton, and two great-grandchildren, Jack and Kylea Roberts of Lee's Summit; also one brother, Amos Yokley, and one sister, Mary Lousie, and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held at the Vansant-Mills Cahpel on Saturday, June 2. Burial was in the Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

MAHNKEN, Keith W. Dr.
1922-1997
Holden Cemetery, Holden, Johnson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Dr. Keith W. Mahnken, 74, Holden, died Monday, June 16, 1997, at his home. He was born December 21, 1922 in Windsor, the son of Dr. Henry L. and Ethel Lena (Barnard) Mahnken. He had lived in Holden since 1924. He graduated from Holden High School and received a degree in veterinary medicine at Colorado State University. He held the rank of captain in the U.S. Army during World War II and the Korean Conflict. Dr. Mahnken entered in private veterinary practice in Holden in 1947, and was joined in 1950 by the late Dr. Harold C. Eckhoff. Due to poor health, he retired in 1985. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Holden, the American Veterinary Association, a charter member of the Holden Industrial Development Corporation, and served as a member of the Holden Board of Public Works for 13 years. He served as church choir director during the 1960s. He was a life member of Colorado State University Alumni Association, a member of the Academy of Model Aeronautics, a member of Alpha Psi Veterinary Fraternity, and he was a jazz enthusiast. Surviving are his wife, Doras Jean (Duncan) Mahnken, of the home; a son, David Mahnken and wife, Brenda, in Holden; a daughter, Mary Kae Diaz and husband, Richard, Independence, and six grandchildren, Windy, Melissa, Maria, Mindy, Philip and Jessi. An infant sister and an infant grandson preceded him in death. Funeral services will Friday, June 20, at First Baptist Church, Holden, with burial in the Holden Cemetery.

MAHONEY, Larry Raymond
1949-2006
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Sep 5 2006 - Larry Raymond Mahoney 57, Lowry City, died Sunday, September 3, at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, September 6, at Consalus Funeral Home. Larry was born on January 27, 1949, in Omaha, Nebraska, son of Kenneth and Verda Lockwood Mahoney. He married the former Sharon Henson. Larry was a man of many talents and experiences; he was a firefighter instructor, an EMT and a jailer. He was a member of the Sac-Osage Firefighters, the American Red Cross, St. Clair County Fire and Rescue and Wildland Firefighters. He traveled to many disaster areas to lend a helping hand. He also held a private pilots license. In his spare time he enjoyed fishing and hunting. His father preceded him in death. Survivors include his wife, Sharon; his mother, Verda Mahoney; two sons, Patrick and Larry Mahoney, Jr.; two daughters, Michelle Settles, Sandra Opfer; two brothers, Tom and Timmy Mahoney; one sister, Linda Mahoney and seven grandchildren.

MAHONEY, Leon H.
1925-1992
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Leon Mahoney, 67, Grove, Oklahoma, died Sunday, November 1, 1992 at a nursing home there. He had retired as vice president of the People's Bank of Pratt, Ks. in 1979 and was a past mayor and city commissioner of Pratt. He was a Navy veteran of World War II and the Korean War. Among survivors is a brother, Joe Mahoney of Clinton.

MAIDEN, Norman Travis
1918-2003
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 8 2004 - Norman Travis Maiden, 85, Jonesboro, Arkansas, died December 25, 2003. He was born December 10, 1918, and lived most of his life in the Jonesboro area. He owned and operated Maiden's Trucking company for many years, working with his son-in-law, Charles Gray. Norman and many interests, but showing horses and playing golf were his favorites. He was co-owner of University Heights Golf Course where you could find him with his buddies teeing off early and playing as many holes as they could fit in. Norman was preceded in death by his parents, Charlie and Annie Maiden; his brothers, Bernell Maiden and Rupert Maiden; his sister, Evelyn Burrow; his wife, Jewel Elizabeth Gulley Maiden, and his son-in-law, Charles Gray. He is survived by Letha Maiden of the home; three daughters, Norma Jean (Gray) Mangum, Clinton, Judye Rawlings, Bullhead City, Arizona, and Tammy Maiden, Washington State; two stepsons, Dennis Parnell, Jonesboro, Arizona, and Carlos Parnell, Little rock, Arkansas; one stepdaughter, Lalla Parnell, Jonesboro; six grandchildren, Charles Gray II, Clinton, Chris Gray, Clinton, Marnie Weiss, St. Helens, Oregon, Amanda Rawlings, Phoenix, Arizona, Billy Joe Barnhill, Imobden, Arkansas, and Dylan Harkey, Washington State; several great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and a host of friends. Memorial services will be held Saturday, January 10, at Pine Log United Methodist Church, Brooklyn, Arkansas.

MAIN, James Edward III
1949-2007
Deepwater MO - James Edward Main III, age 57, of Deepwater, Missouri passed away Wednesday, July 18, 2007 at Clinton Healthcare and Rehabilitation. It was James' wishes for cremation. No services at this time. James was born in St. Joseph, Missouri August 8, 1949, son of James E. Main Jr. and Kathryn B. Rails Main. He was a graduate of Savannah, Missouri High School. He worked as a truck driver for Pete and Chet’s Tow Service and for Midwest Tow. He is survived by his companion, Odessa Engel of the home, his mother, Kathryn B. Main of Kansas City, Missouri and his wife Janet K. Main of Butler, Missouri; one sister Mary Frances Sturgeon of Missouri, three brothers, Richard Main and John Main of Kansas City, and Donald Main of Independence, Missouri; one daughter Carrie Shumate, Kansas City, Kansas, three step daughters, Kim Dueitt of CutnShoot, Texas, and Michelle Main and Tammy Main, of Missouri; three sons, Ricky Main, Gladstone, Missouri, Paul Main, Clinton, and James Newton, of Missouri; three grandchildren, Ramerio Main, Sierra Main, and Jamie Main of the home, as well as eleven other grandchildren and seven great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. He will be missed and loved by all who knew him.

MAIRE, William J. "Bill"
1905-1993
Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Pleasant Hill, Cass Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Bill J. Maire, 87, Pleasant Hill, a former Windsor resident, died Wednesday, May 12, in a Harrisonville nursing home. He was a farmer. Services will be Saturday at the Pleasant Hill Cemetery.

MAJOR, Elizabeth Kellah DUNCAN
1833-1918
Laurel Oak Cemetery (M), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Windsor Review, Windsor, Henry Co MO, Thursday, Feb 21 1918 - Elizabeth Kellah Duncan was born Nov. 19, 1833, in Boone Co. MO. She was the daughter of Samuel and Paralee Duncan. She spent her childhood days near the place of her birth. Later she moved with her parents to Henry Co. MO, when, on Jan. 21, 1851, she was united in marriage to Hezekiah F. Major, who departed this life ten years ago. To this union were born seven sons and one daughter. The oldest sons and the daughter died when quite young. The five sons who survive are; A. S. Major, Calhoun; W. T. Major, St. Joseph; L. B. Major, Kansas City, MO; and C. J. Major, Butler, MO. She is also survived by fourteen grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and two sisters, Mrs. A. S. Neale, Clinton and Mrs. J. M. Burress, Windsor. .... On Jan. 24, 1918, 1:30 p.m., she fell asleep in Jesus at the home of her son, L. B. Major, 622 S. Feree St., Kansas City, KS.

MAJOR, Harriet
1819-1902
Bethlehem Cemetery, Bethlehem Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Missouri, June 21, 1902 - Again the reaper of death has visited us and taken from us Mrs. Harriet Majors. She was like the sheaves of golden wheat, ready to be gardnered. She was born October 4, 1819, in Virginia and died June 14. She married Joshua Majors in 1841; he died some 14 years ago and since she has made her home with her son, Henry, and his two daughters, she having lived on the farm, in this township, for 32 years. She has been quite feeble for a number of years. She and Mr. Majors had 11 children, 7 living and 4 dead. Mourning her loss are John Majors and Mrs. Brown of Ohio; Charley of Clinton; Dayton of Colorado; Mrs. Alfter of Kansas City; Henry of Bethlehem Township and Prof. Davis Majors of north Missouri. She was laid to rest Bethlehem Cemetery.

MAJOR, Hezekiah Fore "Uncle Kiah"
1827-1907
Laurel Oak Cemetery (M), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Hezekiah Fore Major was born in Callaway county, Missouri, April 14, 1827 and died Nov. 15, 1907. His parents were Weeden and Nancy H. Major. He joined the Baptist church when very young and lived a devoted Christian life until his death. He was a Mexican and Confederate soldier; He was married in 1851 to Elizabeth K. Duncan, moved to Henry county the following December and located near the postoffice of Belmont, afterwards changed to Windsor, where he lived until six years ago when he moved to Kansas City, Kansas, his late home. There he was a faithful and honored member of the Armourdale Baptist church. There were born to him seven children, of whom five are now living: Gussie S., Waller T., Louie B., Sidney M. and Claud J. Eleven grandchildren and one great grandchild survive him. All his sons and their wives, whom he regarded as his own daughters, are faithful church members. This one fact gave him the greatest joy of his life. No one ever doubted his zeal and love for Christianity and his loyalty to the Baptist cause. Of his father's family of ten children, as far as is known, his brother, Reuben W. Major of Windsor, Mo., is the only surviving member. On Wednesday, the 13th of November, accompanied by his wife and Mrs. Amanda Neale, he left his home in Kansas City to make, as he said, his last visit to his old friends and relatives, all of whom he loved so dearly. He arrived at Clinton and visited his nephew and niece Charles and Kate Major, and was invited to attend a revival meeting at the Methodist church. He gladly complied and greatly enjoyed the sermon. The next morning he started to take the early train for Calhoun, where he expected to meet his oldest son Gussie, and go out to his farm to make a visit. The train was late and hearing a whistle, he thought it was his train and hurried more than usual. He arrived at the depot, bought his tickets, and then complained to his wife that his heart hurt him, and without further warning he sank into the depot seat and passed away. His funeral was conducted at the Windsor Baptist church, Sunday afternoon. There is no record that "Uncle Kiah," as he was familiarly called, ever spoke an unkind word to anyone. His kindness and goodness had no bounds. He was good company, always cheerful and communicative. He was everywhere diligent, helpful and useful. As a husband he was gallant, considerate and devoted to the last acts of his life, and his widow was greatly prostrated on account of the sudden and shocking manner of his death, and her great bereavement. He was a kind, sweet, indulgent, loving father. He never spoke a harsh word to his children. His own comforts and interests were sacrificed in exhibitions of love for them even when grown and in homes of their own. He often called them to him and told them that life was a failure without Christ, and he pleaded with each of them to accept Jesus as a Savior. He always advised them to live good honest, Christian lives, that was better than any honor or riches the world can offer. Truly he will be missed, but his long and Godly life has been and will continue to be an inspiration to all who knew him. The pall bearers were six of his old ex-Confederate comrades - Jas. W. Goodin, John Hardin Bell, Judge W. M. Allen, Capt. Thos. Collins, Dr. J. B. Brame and A. C. Clark.

MAJOR, Mattie TAPLEY
1871-1917
Fairview Cemetery, Frankford, Pike Co, MO
Pike County MO - Mrs. Mattie Major Dies Suddenly - Mrs. Mattie Major of Kansas City who had been visiting her mother, Mrs. Parker Tapley, on Sugar Creek, for some time, came to Louisiana Friday, accompanied by her brother, Homer and Gary Fisher, in the latter's car, to take the Alton train for her home and the next morning her relatives were shocked by the intelligence that she had died suddenly from the affects of acute indigestion. She was sick but two hours. The body was brought to Frankford Monday morning and taken to the residence of her mother, where the funeral was conducted and the body was interred to Frankford Cemetery. To add to the sadness of her death her mother is lying very low, having never recovered from the effects of an automobile accident last fall and is not expected to recover. Mrs. Major was the wife of Dr. Major a dentist of Kansas City she leaves three children. Funeral was Feb. 26, 1917. She was 46 years 5 months and 4 days old. This death is double sad. Was unexpected and leaves her small children without the care , love and sympathy of a mother and a sore grief to her aged mother who is an invalid. Her neighbors and friends truly sympathize with her. Mattie was a good woman and will be missed by her family and friends. Let her life be a benediction and blessing not only in her children but in her friends as well.

MAJOR, Sarah Amelia SCHWAB
1865-1932
Laurel Oak Cemetery (M), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Windsor, MO - Sarah Amelia Schwab daughter of Samuel and Sarah Schwab, was born in Wawaka, Indiana, on March 14 1865. In the fall of 1868, she with her parents moved to Missouri, and located in Windsor, where she grew to womanhood. On September 10 1884, she was united in marriage to Robert E. Major. To this union was born four children: Catherine Major, of Windsor, Mo.; F. Lee, of St. Louis, Mo.; Mary M. Douglas, of Columbia, Mo., and S. Schwab Major of Wichita, Kansas, all of whom are living and were present at the funeral. When about twelve years of age she was converted, joining the Congregational church of Windsor, with her parents. After conversion she soon became active in Christian work which she felt was the will of her Master. In 1898 she, with her husband and children moved to Bentonville, Arkansas, where they lived until 1890, when the family moved to Springfield, Missouri, to take care of her invalid mother. In a very short time her mother died and she then returned to Windsor, Missouri, where, with her family she has lived almost continuously to the time of her death. While living in Bentonville, Arkansas, she joined the Baptist Church with her husband. All of her life she has been a consecrated Christian; her life wholly dedicated to the Master. She loved her family; she loved her friends; she loved her Lord. In times of need no sacrifice was too great for her to make. She leaves a devoted husband, four children, eleven grandchildren, two sisters, Mrs. J. M. Pickerill of New York, and Mrs. Laura S. Humphreys of Omaha, Nebraska, and a large number of relatives and friends. Funeral services were held at the Baptist church Tuesday afternoon and interment was made in Laurel Oak Cemetery under the direction of the Huston Funeral Chapel.

MAJOR, Thomas Porter
d: 1848
Warsaw City Cemetery, Warsaw, Benton Co, MO
Saturday Morning Visitor, Warsaw, Benton Co, MO, Jun 17 1848 - Died in this city, early on Tuesday morning last [Jun 13 1848], after a lingering illness, Thomas Porter Major, aged -- years, youngest son of Capt. Thos. P. Major of Franklin county, Ky. The deceased was a young man of considerable spritliness and promise, and was deservidly a favorite with his circle of acquaintances. But as death always loves a shining mark, our young friend escaped not the notice of the relentless archer, and he has been taken from our midst, when he was just about entering upon the active scenes of life. How impressive is the scriptural admonition, which speaks to all, "be ye also ready." May this dispensation have a salutary effect upon his numerous relatives and friends.

MAJORS, Mable Louise FOSTER STALKER
1926-2003
Laurel Oak Cemetery (M), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jun 4 2003 - Mable Louise Majors was born May 29, 1926, at Bolivar, daughter of Columbus and Mamie Bell Garrison Foster. She died May 11, 2003 at her daughter's home in Windsor. She married Roy Majors, who preceded her in death. She worked as a machinist for Anaconda Wire & Cable in Harrisonville and retired from there. Many people played a part in Mable being able to stay in her daughter's home until the end. One person who stands out is Linda Dennison. Linda came to Mable first as her caregiver, but soon became her dear friend. Mable and her family came to love, trust and depend on her. Mable worked hard all of her life, first for her brothers and sisters, then for her children and grandchildren. She enjoyed fishing on the river bank, auctions and those big family gatherings. She was also preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Joe Foster, Bobbie Dean Foster; one sister, Cora Imagean Newman and Harlin Jr. Stalker, who she was married to for 22 years and remained lifelong friends. Survivors include six children, Harlene Wehmeyer, Creighton, Ronald Stalker, Independence, Sandra Johnson, Urich, Robin Burnham, Windsor, Elizabeth VanWinkle, Butler, Rodney Baumgarden, Urich; 19 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren; one brother Raymond Foster, Alabama; three sisters, Sharlene Durham, Independence, Essie Mae Durham, Bolivar, and Mary John Thompson, Independence. Funeral services were held May 14 at the Consalus-Bradley Chapel, Urich. Burial was in the Urich Cemetery.

MAJORS, Margaret H. HOLLAND
1898-1995
Appleton City Cemetery, Appleton City, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Margaret H. Majors, 96, died at the Appleton city Manor Nursing Home on January 6, 1995. She was born July 22, 1898, in Bates County, the daughter of Charles J. and Sarah (Hardy) Holland. Mrs. Majors attended high school in Springfield, otherwise all of her life was spent in the Appleton City area. She was a member of the First Christian Church in Appleton City, and later transferred her membership to the Spring Grove Presbyterian Church. She was united in marriage to Estil Majors on December 15, 1920, in St. Clair County and to this union three daughters were born. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, five brothers, one sister, one half-sister, a daughter, Eloise Scott, and a great-grandson, Jimmy Davis. She is survived by two daughters, Thelma Davis and Mary Lou Phinney, and her husband, Gene, all of Appleton City; four grandchildren, Larry Davis of Rockport, Texas, Jim Davis of Appleton City, Pat Sechler of Springfield, and Mike Scott of Dallas, Texas; 10 great-grandchildren, 12 great-great-grandchildren and a cousin, Murrel Smith of Appleton City. Funeral services were Monday, January 9, at the Hill & Son Funeral Home. Burial was in Appleton City Cemetery.

MAJORS, Mary Elizabeth ALLIS
1914-2006
Appleton City Cemetery, Appleton City, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Aug 23 2006 - Mary Elizabeth Majors, 92, Appleton City, daughter of Algenor Everett and Mary Effie (Smith) Allis, was born in Clinton on January 26, 1914, and she died Monday, August 21, 2006, at Ellett Memorial Hospital in Appleton City. She graduated from Appleton City High School in 1931 where she met and later married Roy E. Majors. She worked in Appleton City for United Telephone Company, transferring to Pleasant Hill, where she retired after 31 years of service. She soon moved back to Appleton City. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Appleton City and a very faithful member. She was also a member of the Rebekah Lodge in Appleton City and a lifetime member of the VFW Auxiliary in Harrisonville. Preceding her in death were her parents; two brothers, Ralph Allis and James Everett Allis; three sisters, Esther Lowe, Velma Irene Allis and Eda Lee Tidrow. Survivors include one son Robert L. Majors of Oakland, California; one sister Wilma L. McCown of Appleton City; numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be Saturday, August 26, at Hill & Son Funeral Home, Appleton City. Burial will be in Appleton City Cemetery.

MAJORS, Robert L.
1941-2010
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Dec 23 2010 - Robert L. Majors, 69, son of Roy R. and Mary Elizabeth (Allis) Majors, was born November 28, 1941, in Appleton City. He died Tuesday, December 21, 2010, at Alta Bates Summit Medical Center in Oakland, California. He had lived in Oakland over 20 years where he had been employed as a salesman for an office supply store. Survivors include first cousins, Alan E. "Gene" Allis and Mary Ann Holdeman. A memorial graveside service will be planned for a later date.

MAKI, Amy R. RATHBURN EDMUNDSON
1914-2003
LaMonte Cemetery, LaMonte, Pettis Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Feb 5 2003 - Amy R. Maki, 88, Windsor, died Monday evening, February 3, 2003, at Research Medical Center in Kansas City. She was born August 19, 1914, in Centerville, Iowa, the daughter of Zern F. Rathburn and Sarah Eleanor (Durbin) Rathburn. In July 1936 in Carrolton, she married Millard Edmundson. In 1988, she married Ludwig Maki, who survives. She and her parents moved to LaMonte in 1922 where she graduated from high school in 1934. She moved to Marshal in 1959 and went to nurse's training school and received her LPN license and worked at the Marshall State School Hospital for 23 years. She was a member of Our Savior Lutheran Church, Sedalia. In addition to her husband, she is survived by a daughter, Betty McCampbell, Marshall; a son, Garry Edmundson and wife Epha, Sedalia; two grandchildren, Roy McCampbell and wife Margaret, Marshall, Donella Stuky and her husband Jim, Kansas City; seven great-grandchildren; a twin sister, Anna Price, Windsor; two nephews, a niece and four stepsons. She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Cleo Rathburn and a sister, Marsha Rathburn. Funeral services will be Thursday, February 6, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial will be in the LaMonte Cemetery.

MALCOM, Howard Francis
1910-1991
Elm Spring Baptist Church Cemetery, Elm, Johnson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Howard Francis Malcom, 81, and Verene Blanche Malcom, 75, Oak Grove, passed away Friday, September 6, 1991, in Napa, California, where they were pedestrians struck by an automobile. Howard Francis Malcom was born in Holden, March 1, 1910, the son of William Clarence and Mary Ellen (Shaw) Malcom. Verene Blanche Malcom was born March 18, 1916, in Lone Jack, the daughter of William Leslie and Dora Mae (Epple) Alley. The Malcoms were reared and educated in western Johnson County. They were married September 8, 1935, in Oak Grove. They had lived in Kansas City, Kansas, for 40 years before moving to Oak Grove in 1985. He had been a self-employed carpenter and worked as a building inspector for the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for 25 years retiring in 1984. She was a homemaker. They were members of Enon Baptist Church at Pittsville, near Holden, and of the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP). Surviving them are one son Marion Malcom, Sonoma, California; one daughter LeAnn Benevento, Louisville, Kentucky; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He leaves three sisters. Alta Digby and Jean Parsons, both of Sun City, Arizona, and Laverne Wieble, Tulsa, Oklahoma. She leaves one brother Larnce Alley, Temple, Texas. Funeral services were Saturday, September 14, 1991, at Ben Cast & Son-Wood Funeral Home, Holden. Burial was in Elm Spring Cemetery, Kingsville.

MALCOM, Verene Blanche ALLEY
1916-1991
Elm Spring Baptist Church Cemetery, Elm, Johnson Co, MO
see MALCOM, Howard Francis

MALCUIT, Opal H. POTTIER
1917-2000
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jun 19 2000 - Opal H. Malcuit, 83, Sedalia, died Friday, June 16, 2000, at Bothwell Regional Hospital. She was born June 13, 1917, daughter of Julius T. and Mary E. Rosiere Pottier. She married August I. Malcuit in 1932. She worked for Unitog Garment Factory for 30 years and during World War II she worked at Boeing Airplane Factory. Preceding her in death are her husband, parents, one brother and three sisters. Survivors include on son, Rene A. Malcuit and wife Karen, Hughesville; three daughters, Martha E. Hatfield and husband, Melvin, Sedalia, Louise A. Crawford and husband David, Gladstone, and Pauline P. Johnson and husband Dennis, Clinton; 14 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Mass of the Christian burial will be held Wednesday at the Holy Rosary Catholic Church.

MALCUIT, Rene A.
1941-2004
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Mar 22 2004 - R. A. Malcuit was born December 23, 1941, in Wichita, Kansas, son of August and Opal Pottier Malcuit. He died at his home in Hughesville February 26, 2004. He was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church and the Moose Lodge, both in Sedalia. He married the former Karon Elkins at Belton in 1974. Preceding him in death were his parents and one daughter, Stephanie Malcuit, in 1981. Survivors include his wife, Karon of the home; three sons, Rene Malcuit II of the home, Michael Malcuit, Joplin, and Christopher Malcuit, Burnsville, North Carolina; on daughter, Mechelle Presnell, Burnsville, North Carolina; three sisters, Pauline Johnson, Clinton, Martha Hatfield, Sedalia, and Louise Crawford, Gladstone, and seven grandchildren. Graveside services were held March 1 at Clinton Memory Gardens.

MALEY, Mildred Mae GIBSON
1921-2001
Kidds Chapel Cemetery, Chalk Level Twp, St. Clair Co, MO
Clinton Daily Democrat, Feb 21 2001 - Mildred Mae Maley was born April 8, 1921, in Neosho Falls, Kansas, to Benjamin and Cora Burton Gibson, and died Sunday, February 18, 2001, at St. Joseph's Hospital in Kansas City. On February 18, 1939, she married Joseph Henry Maley. the Maleys spent much of their married lives in the Wichita, Kansas area. They moved to rural Lowry City over 20 years ago. She was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her parents; six brothers, Melvin, Herman, Samuel, Benjaman, Hubert and Paul Gibson; two sisters, Joyce Bull and Bernice Barton. She is survived by her husband, Joseph, of the home; two sons, Garry Maley of Wichita, Kansas, and Steven Maley of Wichita, Kansas; one daughter, Cora Thomas, Osceola; one sister, Betty McNutt of Deer Park, Texas; eight grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Wednesday, at Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel. Burial was in Kidd's Chapel Cemetery.

MALEY, Steven Lee
1949-2003
Kidds Chapel Cemetery, Chalk Level Twp, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Mar 6 2003 - Steven Lee Maley, 53, Wichita, Kansas, died Tuesday, March 4, 2003, at Via Christie St. Francis Hospital, Wichita, Kansas. Funeral services will be Saturday, March 8 at Kidds Chapel church, near Lowry City with burial in Kidds Chapel Cemetery.

MALLER, Georgia M. ROBERTSON
1878-1902
Clinton Missouri, Nov 8 1902 - Mrs. Georgia M. Maller, wife of M. T. Maller, died in Hemet, California October 29, 1902 after a lingering illness of 18 months of consumption. She was the seventh daughter of J. H. and M. J. Robertson, born in Henry County April 27, 1878 and was 24. Married to M. T. Maller of Iowa the 17th of October, 1900 at her father's residence near Clinton. She was well known and loved by many friends here. They left Clinton last December and went to Burlington, Wyo. with the expectation of regaining her health and as it declined they left there and arrived in Hemet, California August 4, to be with her sisters, Mrs. W. R. VanWinkle and Mrs. H. F. Roark. She seemed to improve for several weeks and she took a relapse. Then her other sisters, Mrs. E. D. Haynes of Clinton, and Miss Ella Robertson of Kansas City, joined her to administer to her many wants. but to no avail. She united with Good Hope Baptist Church in Henry County in 1892 and during those many weeks of intense suffering, she bore it with patience and resignation. She was buried in the Hemet Cemetery, leaving a husband and father, two brothers and four sisters to mourn her loss.

MALLICOAT, Alma Jannete DUNN
1907-2003
Englewood Cemetery (M), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Mar 20 2003 - Alma Jannete Mallicoat was born September 13, 1907, in Monegaw Springs, to Otto Mansfield and Mayme Waugh Dunn and died Monday, March 17, 2003, at her home in Osceola. She was married to Frank Mallicoat in 1925. she was preceded in death by her husband, Frank; her parents; three sisters, Ethel Fields, Mabel Rose and Essie Cole; one brother, Ken Dunn. she is survived by her children, Grace Dutcher of Monegaw Springs and B. J. Mallicoat of Rockville; six grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, 12 great-great-grandchildren, many nephews, nieces and friends. Graveside services were Thursday, March 20, at Benton Green Cemetery.

MALLORY, Barbara "Barb" HARNETIAUX
1948-2008
Tebo Church Cemetery, Leesville Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Feb 12 2008 - Barbara "Barb" Mallory, 59, of rural Clinton, died Sunday afternoon, February 10, 2008, at the North Kansas City Hospital. She was born May 21, 1948, in Greenville, Illinois, the daughter of Eugene Melvin Harnetiaux and Geneva Sarah (Ulmet) Harnetiaux. On March 22, 1969, in Wisetown, Illinois, she married Larry Wayne Mallory, who survives of the home. She had worked at the Wal-Mart, in Clinton, for over 25 years and was currently the Department Manager in clothing. She was a member of the Mt. Olivet Baptist Church where she played the piano and served as church secretary. Barb enjoyed spoiling her grandchildren and was a faithful partner in her husband’s ministry. In addition to her husband, Rev. Larry Mallory, she is survived by 2 sons, Richard Mallory and his wife Joann, Clinton, Mo.; Bradley Mallory and his wife Michelle, rural Clinton, Mo., 8 grandchildren, John; Madalynne; Desiree; Brittany; Kaylee; Christine; Blake; Hannah; 2 sisters, Donna Brown and her husband, Wilson, Keysport, Il.; Neva Cox and her husband Larry, Carlyle, Il.; Barb’s father, Eugene Harnetiaux, Greenville, Il..; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services are Wednesday, February 13, 2008 at Bradley & Hadley Funeral Home, Clinton. Burial in Tebo Cemetery.

MALLORY, Mary A. BARAN
1931-2011
Mary A. Mallory age 79, of Clinton, Missouri, passed away February 11, 2011 at St. Luke's East Hospital, Lee's Summit, Missouri. Mary's wishes were to be cremated with no services. Mary was born in Taunton, Massachusetts to Joseph S. and Telkla (Tabak) Baran. She was a registered nurse. Survivors include her husband Donald Mallory of the home; three daughters Jane Eyanson, Columbus, Ohio, Paula Mallory, Houston, Texas and Karen Chaney, Clinton, Missouri; and one granddaughter Ashley Houk, Lawrence, Kansas.

MALLORY, Raymond Wallace
1920-1998
Englewood Cemetery (M), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 16 1998 - Raymond Wallace Mallory, Peoria, Arizona, died Saturday, March 28, 1998, at his home at the age of 77 years, seven months and one day. He was born August 27, 1920, in Okmulgee, Oklahoma, the son of Edward and Elizabeth Scudder Mallory. He was a veteran of the United States Navy, serving his country during World War II. He was a survivor of Pearl Harbor. In 1951, he married Rose Gentry. Mr. Mallory was a heat treat operator for Armco Steel prior to his retirement. He lived in Clinton before moving to Arizona 1 years ago. He was a lifetime member of the Disabled American Veterans and Pearl Harbor Survivors. Mr. Mallory was of the Catholic faith. He is survived by his wife, Rose, of the home; two sons, Raymond T. Mallory, Kansas City, and Wallace Eugene Mallory, Adelanto, California; three daughters, Marge Beaird, Springfield, Lowanna Eichelberger, Holden, and Ramona Vogler, Overland Park, Kansas; one sister, Geraldine Black, Republic; 11 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Thursday, April 2, at Consalus Chapel, Clinton. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

MALLORY, Wallace Eugene
1953-2002
Englewood Cemetery (M), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Oct 24 2002 - Wallace Eugene Mallory, 49, Loma Linda, California, died Sunday, October 6, 2002 at a hospital there. Memorial services will be held Friday, October 25, at Englewood Cemetery. He was born September 17, 1953, at Kansas City, son of Raymond and Rose Gentry Mallory. Preceding him in death were his father and a daughter. Survivors include his mother, Rose Mallory, Clinton; one son, Nick Mallory, Columbus, Ohio; one brother, Raymond Mallory and wife, Jennie, Leawood Kansas; three sisters, Lowanna Eichelberger and husband, Rueben, Lee's Summit, Marge Beaird and husband, John, Olathe, Kansas, Ramona Vogler, Lenexa, Kansas, along with several nieces and nephews.

MALONE, Ceola OSWALD HUDSON
1915-1999
Laurel Oak Cemetery (M), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Ceola (Hudson) Malone, 83, Greenwood, formerly of Windsor, died Sunday, January 3, 1999, at John Knox Care Center, Lee's Summit. She was born July 8, 1915, in Clarksburg, the daughter of Charles Alfred Oswald and Leona (Bohm) Oswald. On November 3, 1934, in Versailles, she married William C. Hudson, who preceded her in death September 17, 1959. On February 24, 1963, she married Leroy Malone, who preceded her in death July 1, 1991. She was a member of the First Baptist Church, Kansas City. Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Larry and Judy Hudson, Lee's Summit; a grandson, Bill Hudson and his wife, Karen; a granddaughter, Debbie Hudson; two great-grandsons, Mitchell and Cory; two sisters-in-law, Ina Botts, Windsor, and Virginia Kleine, St. Joseph; two nieces and three nephews. Funeral services will be Wednesday, January 6, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial will be in the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

MALONE, Francis Stanley
1910-1981
Englewood Cemetery (M), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Former Clinton police chief Stanley Malone died Thursday evening, January 29, at Golden Valley Hospital. He had been in failing health for some time. He was 70 years old. A native of Henry County, Mr. Malone was a veteran of World War II. He was active in Clinton politics for many years and had a wife acquaintance. Vansant-Mills is in charge of arrangements. The service will be Saturday at the Vansant-Mills Chapel, with burial in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton, MO.

MALONE, Leroy J. "Bud"
1916-1991
Maplewood & Brownington Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Leroy J. Malone, 75, Clinton, passed away July 1, 1991, at the Golden Valley Memorial Hospital. He was born at Appleton City, the son of Roy and Ethel Stickrod Malone and one of sic children. Four sisters and his parents preceded him in death. His early years were spent in the Brownington area and later years in Windsor. During World War II he lived in California where he worked at Mare Island Naval Yard as a welder on submarines. At Windsor he operated a machine shop, an excavating service and 11 years before retirement was Windsor's city foreman. He was a member of Windsor IOOF Lodge. After retirement in rural Deepwater, he enjoyed hunting and fishing, gardening and visiting with friends at his workshop. Survivors include his wife Ceola of the home; a daughter Patricia Abad and husband Lou of Fairbanks, Alaska; one sister Corky Voss, Brownington, and three grandchildren, Chris Abad, Matt Abad and Heather Abad, all of Fairbanks, Alaska, and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Friday, July 5, 1991, at the Vansant-Mills Chapel, Clinton. Burial was held at the Maplewood Cemetery in Brownington.

MALONE, Margie Irene HAWKINS
1934-2007
Englewood Cemetery (M), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton, MO, Dec 27 2007 - Margie Malone, 74, Clinton, died Sunday, December 23, 2007 at St. Luke's Hospital, Kansas City, Missouri. A memorial service will be held December 29, 2007 at Englewood Cemetery in Clinton. Margie was born on February 26, 1934 in Clinton, Missouri, daughter of Walter and Rebecca Oryall Hawkins. She married Stanley Malone, who preceded her in death. Margie was considered by many to be the backbone of the family. She loved spending time with family. Some of her favorite hobbies included going fishing and writing poetry.

MALONE, Mary Madeline
1900-1991
Oak Hill Cemetery, Butler, Bates Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Mary Madeline Malone, 90, Butler, died July 29, 1991, in a nursing home in Butler. She was born at Foster, and lived in Amoret, before moving to Butler in 1987. Mrs. Malone was a member of the First Methodist Church, Amsterdam, and attended the Amoret Christian Church. She was a former member of the Volunteer Senior Sewing Group. Survivors include four sons, Jack Malone and Lloyd Malone of Independence, and Ted Malone and and Kenneth Malone of Amoret; a daughter, Gladys Vance, Topeka; a brother, Everett Drysdale, Visalia, Calif.; a sister, Cora Everett, Butler; 13 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. Services will be Thursday at the Underwood-Steinbeck Chapel, Butler; burial in Oak Hill Cemetery, Butler.

MALONEY, Sarah Adeline "Addie" STARK
1900-1991
Freeman Cemetery, Freeman, Cass Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Sarah Adeline "Addie" Maloney, 90, Adrian, died Oct. 3, at the Golden Valley Hospital, Clinton. She was born Oct. 13, 1900, at Freeman, the daughter of Elijah Hansborough and Mary Elizabeth Morrison Stark. Mrs. Maloney had lived in Archie before moving to Adrian in 1986. On Feb. 2, 1921, she was married to Franklin L. Maloney. Mrs. Maloney had been a caregiver and a seamstress before she retired in 1986. She was a member of the Freeman Presbyterian Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, a son, five brothers, three sisters and a grandson. Survivors include a son Charles Maloney, Adrian; a granddaughter; three step-great-grandchildren; and two step-great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Oct. 7 at Atkinson Chapel. Harrisonville. Burial was in Freeman Cemetery, Freeman.

MALOTTE, Loren Gene
1968-2002
Lincoln Cemetery, Lincoln, Benton Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, May 31 2002 - Loren Gene Malotte, 34, Clinton, died Wednesday, May 29, 2002, as a result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident south of Lincoln. He was born January 3, 1968, in Kansas City, the son of Leonard Lee and Shirley A. Capps Malotte. He grew up in Kansas, moving to Clinton in the early 1990s. He worked with his father installing and maintaining hardwood floors in homes throughout the area. He is survived by three daughters, Tana Malotte 3, Lorenna Malotte 7, and Ashley Malotte 8, all of Lincoln; his parents, Leonard and Shirley Malotte, Clinton; two brothers, Larry Malotte of Lincoln and Leonard Lee Malotte, Jr. of Windsor; three sisters, Lea Ann Worthy of Princeton, Lisa McCarty, Windsor, and Laura Ward, Warsaw; paternal grandmother, Evelyn Greathouse of Windsor and his maternal grandmother, Letha Capps, Kansas City, Kansas, several nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be held Monday, June 3, at the Davis-Miller Funeral Home in Lincoln. Burial will be in the Lincoln Cemetery.

MANBECK, Belvia Ellen DODY
1906-1996
Maplewood & Brownington Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Belvia Ellen Manbeck, daughter of William F. and Cordia Maude Bradon Dody, was born March 15, 1906, in St. Clair County and died Wednesday, October 30, 1996, at Truman Lake Manor, Lowry City. Belvia was married to Albert Henry Manbeck on March 15, 1924. Albert preceded her in death. She is survived by one son, Glen H. Manbeck and wife, Alice, of Deepwater; one daughter, Doris Jean Lucas and husband Don, of Belle Vista, Arkansas; three sisters-in-law, Margaret Ruth Dody Williams and Blanche Manbeck, both of Clinton, and Cora Davis of Deepwater; seven grandchildren, Deborah Carrasco and Valerie Carollo, both of Independence, Paula Kuepper, Overland Park, Kansas, John Manbeck, Deepwater, Bart Lucas, Basehor, Kansas, Lisa Lucas and Jane Gieselman, belle Vista, Arkansas, as well as nine great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson; nine step-grandchildren; 16 step-great-grandchildren and four step-great-great-grandsons. Funeral services were held at the Vansant-Mills Chapel Saturday, November 2. Burial was in the Maplewood Cemetery, Brownington.

MANBECK, Blanche Irene UNDERWOOD
1913-2001
Deepwater Cemetery, Fairview Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Daily Democrat, Feb 23 2001 - Blanche Irene Manbeck was born April 28, 1913, in Ohio, Missouri, the daughter of Elmer and Beatrice Inskeep Underwood. She died February 15, 2001. She married Jake Manbeck and three children were born to this union. She was a seamstress and worked at Unitog for 10 years. She lived in the St. Clair and Henry County areas most of her life, moving here from Clarksville, Arkansas. Survivors include one son, Ret. Col. Jack Manbeck and wife Phyllis, Fairfax, Virginia; one son-in-law, Robert Henson, Clinton; four grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Her parents, husband, one daughter, Patricia Henson, and one son who died in infancy preceded her in death. Funeral services were held February 19 at Consalus Chapel, Clinton. Burial was in Deepwater Cemetery.

MANGINA, Ben J. Brig. Gen.
1920-1998
Laurel Oak Cemetery (M), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Retired Air Force Brig Gen. Ben J. Mangina, 78, of Windsor, died Monday, Nov 9, 1998, at St. Joseph's Health Center, Kansas City. He was born May 16, 1920, in Birmingham, Ala., a son of Joseph and Josephine Amari Mangina. On Dec 9, 1966, he was married to Ethel Mae Morrell Silver, who survives of the home. Mr. Mangina was an Air Force veteran, receiving the rank of brigadier general. He was commander at several Air Force bases including the 442nd at Richard's Gebauer Air Force Base. He was a member and deacon of the First Baptist church, Windsor. He was a member of many civic organizations. Also surviving are a daughter, Rose Crumpton of Birmingham; a son, Ben Joe Mangina of Birmingham; two stepsons, Ken Silver of Warner, OK, and Don Silver of Moscow, TN; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be Thursday at the First Baptist Church with burial in Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor, MO.

MANGUM, Johnny L.
1933-2009
Good Hope Cemetery, Bethlehem Twp, Henry Co, MO
Johnny L. (John) Mangum, 75, of Clinton, Missouri died Monday, January 5, 2009, at his home following a lengthy illness. He was born in Tullahoma, Tennessee on May 10, 1933, to Cliff and Edna (Blackburn) Mangum. He was the eldest of three sons born to this union. During his teenage years, John first enlisted in the National Guard of the State of Tennessee in order to "gain a new pair of boots." After fulfilling his duty with the National Guard, he was honorably discharged on March 6, 1952. Following his service with the National Guard, John enlisted in the Army of the United States, ultimately serving in the Korean Conflict. As with the National Guard, John was honorably discharged on April 29, 1961, receiving a medal for his service. Having served his country for the better part of his youth, John decided it was time for a change. Shortly after leaving the army, he founded his own construction company specializing in cooling towers. It was through his love of construction coupled with his love for the lake and fishing that led him to build Bucksaw Point Resort. Conveniently enough, this process also led him to a new found third love, Norma Jean. Bucksaw Point Resort completed construction in mid 1982 along with the marriage of John and Norma Jean. John loved the lake, coon hunting, business, fishing, and entertaining those that he loved. John was a member of the Neighborhood Lodge No. 1169 A.F.& A.M., Scottish Rite Bodies, and the Shriners, all in the State of Illinois, and the Henry County Coon Hunters Association. Surviving are his wife, Norma Jean Mangum, of the home; a son, Johnny Lee Mangum, Jr. of Atlanta, Georgia; two stepsons, Chuck Gray and Chris Gray and his wife, Dena, all of Clinton; two daughters, Jessica Jones and her husband, Skip, of the State of Florida, and Jennifer Mangum of Atlanta, Ga.; six granddaughters; two grandsons; great-grandchildren; and cousins, Chuck Mangum of Salem, Oregon, and Terry Mangum of the State of California. John was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Paul and Jerry Mangum. Memorial services will be held Saturday, January 10, 2009, at the Bradley & Hadley Funeral Home, Clinton. Burial will be in Good Hope Cemetery, east of Clinton.

MANN, Charley
1866-1930
Englewood Cemetery (M), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Feb 1930 - Charley Mann died at his home at 312 West Gravel street, at 10 o'clock Wednesday night, Feb. 12th. He had been confined to his home for five years with a complication of diseases. Mr. Mann was the son of Caroline and Valentine Mann, and was born Jan. 10, 1866, in Rhine Bavaria, Germany. In December of the year, 1867, he came to America with his parents and brother, Phillip, and Charley Gebhardt. They located in Indiana and remained there for a year. Mr. Mann had a brother, Martin in Clinton, so they decided to move to Clinton, and here Mr. Mann's father worked as a stone mason. Mr. Mann was married at Warsaw, June 30, 1894, to Miss Sadie Edna Phelps, of Schell City. Three children were born to this union; Karl, of Crowder, Okla.; Minnie Margaret, who passed away in 1912, and Harold, of the home. Mr. Mann was employed by Gebhardt and Widman in the grocery business, and later was in partnership with his brother-in-law, Ben Rentchler. As his boys grew to manhood he went into business for himself, and Karl and Harold assisted him. He was also assisted by his sister, Miss Tillie, who passed away in 1925. It was while in this store that he suffered a slight stroke of paralysis. Everyone loved to trade with him, and were sorry to known that he would not be able to remain in business. He was a true friend to all and a kind father. His wife gave him such good care during his prolonged illness, and with her cheery smile and pleasant ways helped him to pass away many a painful hour. She will miss him so much, but has the peaceful thoughts that he is now at rest. His son, Karl, wife and three children moved to McAllister, Okla., last year, and Mr. Mann missed them so much, especially his little grandson, Karl, Jr., who was the pride of his heart. He leaves to mourn his departure, his wife, three children, grandchildren, one sister, Mrs. Ben Rentchler, of Clinton, and one brother, Henry of Kansas City, Kas. Mr. Mann was a member of the Odd Fellows, the Elks, the Fraternal Aid and Rebekahs. The funeral services were conducted form the home Sunday afternoon. Mr. and Mrs. Karl Mann and children arrived Friday morning to attend the funeral.

MANN, David E.
1954-1996
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - David E. Mann, 41, Clinton, died Monday, September 16, 1996. Mr. Mann was born November 10, 1954 in Grinnell, Iowa. He lived in Iowa until moving to Clinton in 1991. He was an insurance agent at Farm Bureau Insurance of Clinton. He is survived by his wife Vicki and two children, Niki and Luke of the home; his parents, Eugene and Mary Lou Mann of Malcom, Iowa; two brothers, John Mann of Iowa and Mark Man of Minnesota; two sisters, Vicki Hopkins of Troy and Nancy Carper of Mason City, Iowa. A prayer service will be held Wednesday, September 18, at the Presbyterian Church of Clinton.

MANN, J. Valentine
1833-1908
Englewood Cemetery (M), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Mar 7 1908 - After a long and lingering illness, Valentine Mann died Monday afternoon, March 2, 1908. Although nearly 75, he still led an active life as a stone cutter. He was prominently connected with Odd Fellowship, uniting with the order in 1869, being a charter member. He was born at Gaugaehweiler, Rhein Bavaria, Germany March 21, 1833. When 21, he enlisted in the German army and was mustered out six years later. In 1861, he was married to Caroline Lahr of the same village. They had five children, the two oldest, Philip and Charley in Germany, the former now living in Warrensburg, the later in Clinton, also Mrs. Ben Rentchler, Tillie and Henry Mann, all of this city. They came to this country in the winter of 1866, going to Mt. Vernon, Indiana and coming to Clinton two years later. Besides his children, he leaves a kind and devoted wife; one brother, Philip of Mt. Vernon; two half-sisters, Mrs. Kelly of St. Louis and Mrs. Ware of Indiana, and one brother Col. M. W. Mann, died just five weeks ago in Dallas Texas.

MANN, Laurena Jean RIEAD
1879-1927
Clinton MO - Mrs. Henry Mann died at her home in Kansas City Sunday afternoon about 4 o'clock, very suddenly, with heart trouble. She had suffered with her heart for a number of years. Jean Riead was born in Illinois, 48 years ago last spring. She married Henry Mann about 26 years ago. Clinton was her home many years and she had many friends here. Two sons blessed this union, but both died with appendicitis; the older son five years ago, and the younger son last spring. It grieved her mothers heart that these two dear children were called away so young, and her Home going was a time of joyous greeting. She is survived by her beloved husband, her father H. Riead, who lives in Kansas City; two sisters - Mrs. Scott Handley of Kansas City, and Mrs. Wm. Neuhaus, just north of Clinton; two brothers - W. H. Riead, north of Clinton, and John Riead, of Colorado. Deceased was a good Christian woman and a member of a Baptist church in Kansas City. She was a good neighbor. Her pastor conducted the funeral Tuesday afternoon. Interment in Mt. Hope cemetery in Kansas City. Those who attended the funeral from here were: Messrs. and Mesdames Wm. Neuhaus, Ben Rentchler, George Graham and little daughter, Harold Mann, W. H. Riead and children, John Roy and Miss Beulah.

MANN, Mary Virginia GRESHAM
1913-2008
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 30 2008 - Graveside services were held on Sunday, January 27, for Mary Virginia Mann, 95, Lebanon. She died Wednesday, January 23, 2008, at St. John's Hospital in Lebanon. She was born on January 2, 1913, in Nevada to Henry P. and Nettie B. (Morgan) Gresham. Virginia was married to Nobel Mann on February 6, 1932, in ElDorado Springs. To this union, two children were born, Joe Wilmer and Doris Jean. Virginia was a hard worker, doing her best to provide for her family. While living in Appleton City for 27 years, she raised dogs in her kennel and spent countless hours washing and ironing clothes for other people. Virginia was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, Ray Gresham and Robert Gresham. Survivors include one son Joe Wilmer Mann, Sunrise Beach; one daughter, Doris Jean Tenholder, Columbia; two sisters, Virgie Shaw and Dorothy Kramer, both of ElDorado Springs; four grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, and 11 great-great-grandchildren.

MANN, Pearl Laurene PIERCE
1914-2003
Laurel Oak Cemetery (M), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jul 21 2003 - Pearl Laurene Mann, 89, Windsor, died Saturday evening, July 19, 2003, at the Windsor Healthcare and Rehabilitation Nursing Home. She was born April 11, 1914, in Clay County, the daughter of Charles Henry Pierce and Rose Iola (Taylor) Pierce. On June 19, 1937, in Camdenton, she married Willard C. Mann. She was a member of the First Baptist Church, Windsor, where she sang in the church choir and made cookies for Vacation Bible School and other special events. She joined the Rebekah Lodge of IOOF in Lindon in 1932 and initiated the same year in the Grand Lodge in Kansas City. She was a past president of the Sedalia District of the Rebekah Association. She was a member of the Meadow Queen Rebekah Lodge #528, Windsor, where she served as Noble Grand four times running. Nursing school was not require when she began her nursing career that lasted over 40 years. She served on the committee for the Windsor Hospital in the planning stages, then worked at the hospital for 15 years. She earned her Licensed Practical Nurse Degree from State Fair Community College in the 1960s. She was past president of the Windsor Hospital Employee's Club. She wrote a weekly article for the Windsor Review entitled "Hello There". Survivors include many cousins, nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be Wednesday, July 23, at the Hadley Funeral Home. Burial will be in Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

MANN, Pearl Lillian PIERCE
1912-1977
Englewood Cemetery (M), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton, MO - Memorial services for Mrs. Pearl Mann were held Thursday, February 24, at Consalus chapel. Burial was in Englewood Mrs. Mann was born April 27, 1912 in Clinton, only daughter of Walter and Zella Pierce, and died at Golden Valley Hospital the afternoon of February 21, after a short illness. On January 31, 1931, she married Harold Mann, who survives, with one brother, Leo Pierce, and three nephews, Earl Eugene and Richard Dale Pierce of Clinton and Marion Pierce of Harrisonville; other nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends Her parents and three brothers preceded her in death; also one child who died in infancy. She spent the greater part of her life caring for her family; her husband's mother, an invalid, during the early years of her marriage, her own mother, in her old age, and the past few years, her husband, Harold who is a semi-invalid now living at Westwood in Clinton. She was an active member of the Roberta Rebekah Lodge and Past Noble Grand Lodge of Clinton. She enjoyed camping and fishing and, with her husband, had many nice trips and outings before his health failed. She spent her entire life in this area, except for a time when she and Harold worked at Sunflower Ordinance Plant in Kansas Curing World War II. She will be sadly missed, but loving memories will live on with those who loved her - her husband and brother, many friends here and family members in other states.

MANNING, Anna Bell TUBBESING
1892-1983
Riverview Cemetery, Jefferson City, Cole Co, MO
Mrs. Anna Belle Manning, 90, of 202 Hughes St., Jefferson City, MO, died today, May 1983, at St. Mary's Health Center following a brief illness. She was born Sept 5, 1892, at Clinton, the daughter of Henry J. and Isabelle Stutte Tubbesing, Sr. On April 10, 1933, she was married to Floyd Hampton Manning, who died May 22, 1945. Mrs. Manning was a member of the First Baptist Church, Jefferson City, and the Dorcus Class of the church. She was a graduate of the Sedalia Business College and was employed at the City Light Contracting Co., of Sedalia, before her marriage. Survivors include: two sons, Earl L. Manning, 333 Fox Creek Rd., and Willard W. Manning, 912 Primrose; one daughter, Mrs. Dorothy Jean Gretlein, Route 2; one brother, Garrett L. Tubbesing, Holden; one sister, Miss Ruby L. Tubbesing, Clinton; and 12 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be at Wednesday at the First Baptist Church. Burial will be in the Riverview Cemetery.

MANNING, Mary E. CAMPBELL
1862-1913
Montrose Cemetery, Montrose, Deepwater Twp, Henry Co, MO
Montrose Recorder, Friday, Oct 3 1913 - Mrs. Mary Campbell Manning was born at Pleasant Gap, Bates Co., Mo. May 31, 1862. Died Sep. 27th, 1913 near Red Oak, Dade Co., Mo. She was converted in young womanhood in a Methodist revival, and afterwards joined the Cumberland Presbyterian church in Montrose, in which she lived a most devoted member until her death. Miss Mary, as she was known by her friends in Montrose and surrounding county, was ever faithful in her Christian duty. A teacher in the Sabbath school doing what she could to lead the young to a loving Savior. She was also a member of the W.C.T.U. in which she took great interest, or in any movement which was for the improvement of moral, social and religious life. Miss Mary was of a cheerful disposition and brought cheer and sunshine wherever she went. She had a heart full of love for everyone and was loved by all who knew her. Her life should be an incentive to all who knew her, to live the higher life which is in Christ Jesus. Deceased was married to J. W. Manning of Red Oak, Dade county, Oct. 12, 1911, where they made their home, less than two short years. Mrs. Mannings health began to fail about 3 months previous to her death. Everything was done for her that faithful, loving husband, kind friends and medical skill could do to alleviate her suffering. But God said: "Come up higher." She leaves her husband, a dear old mother, Mrs. M. E. Campbell, an only sister Mrs. C. M. Clark and four brothers, Allen Frank, Charles and Claud to mourn her loss. Her remains were brought back to her old home at this place and funeral services were held at the Cumberland Presbyterian church. Interment in the Montrose Cemetery with a short service at the grave by the ladies of the W.C.T.U.

MANNING, Noah Allen
2007-2007
Garden City Cemetery, Garden City, Cass Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jul 24 2007 - Noah Allen Manning, two months old son of Kimberly M. Manning passed away Sunday, July 22, 2007 at his home. Funeral services will be Thursday, July 26, 2007 at Vansant-Mills Chapel, Clinton with burial in Garden City Cemetery, Garden City, Missouri. Noah is survived by is mother, Kimberly of the home; one sister, Lily Hyde of Garden City, Missouri; his materal grandfather, Kevin Manning of Urich, Missouri and his maternal grandmother, Karen Wright of Creighton, Missouri and his maternal great grandmother, Earlene Manning of Urich, Missouri.

MANNING, Robert Loyal
1934-2002
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Aug 8 2002 - Robert Loyal Manning was born March 4, 1934, in Chillicothe, son of Loyal and Edith Dudley Manning. He died July 11, 2002, at his home in Urich. He married the former Earlene Goodson in 1960. He had lived in the Urich area the last three years, moving there from Osage Beach. He owned and operated a restaurant for a good many years. Preceding him in death were his father and one daughter, Kimberly (Sis) Manning. Survivors include his wife, Earlene, of the home; his mother, Edith Manning, Chillicothe; three sons, Capt. Jim Manning, Seatac, Washington, Robert Manning, Lee's Summit, Kevin Manning, Urich; one daughter, Iva Joyce Ferguson, Brashear; three brothers, Bill Manning, Mesa, Arizona, Charles Manning, Las Cruces, New Mexico, Harold Manning, Chillicothe; four sisters, Coline Porter, Trenton, Carol McHugh, Sunrise, Florida, Lori Spainhour, Warrensburg, Joyce Lengyel, Lake Ozark, and 10 grandchildren. Memorial services were held July 15, 2002, at the Consalus-Bradley Chapel, Urich.

MANON, Martin Van Buren
1840-1900
LaDue MO, Feb 10 1900 - Died, at his residence at LaDue, at 10:15 a.m. February 8, 1900. Martin Van Buren Manon, a practical Christian, good neighbor, estimable citizen and one who live his fellow man. Born April 13, 1840 in Union township, Licking county, Ohio and about 1861, he went to California, crossing the Isthmus of Panama. After a varied experience of 14 years, he rejoined his parents, a younger brother, Douglas, and his sister, Mrs. Brown, they located in Henry County on the Clinton and LaDue road, about 3 miles northeast from LaDue. After the death of his parents, he moved to his late residence; his sister, Mrs. Brown and her son, Grover, made their home with him. He never married. A little mound on Sutter Creek, California hides the only romance of his life. He was respected by all. If a neighbor was afflicted, his was the hand to attempt succor and relief. No grave has been dug for years at this point without his unpaid assistance. He joined the M. E. Church in California but since his return has affiliated with no particular one but associating with all, regardless of creed, teaching a class in each Sabbath school. One of Martin's brothers is living in California, one in Nebraska, one sister in Iowa and a brother and sister in Missouri.

MANON, Martin VanBuren
1840-1900
Ladue Cemetery, Davis Twp, Henry Co, MO
The Clinton Eye, Clinton MO, Saturday, Feb 17 1900 - Died at his residence at LaDue, at 10:15 a.m., February 8th, 1900, after five days suffering with pneumonia, Martin Van Buren Manon, a practical Christian, good neighbor, estimable citizen and one who loved his fellow man. Deceased was born April 13, 1840, in Union township, Licking county, Ohio, and at his death lacked two months of being 60 years of age. About the year '61 he went to California, crossing the Isthmus of Panama. After a varied experience of 14 years, he rejoined his parents, who in the meantime had moved to Illinois. About '81, accompanied by his parents, a younger brother, Douglas, and his sister, Mrs. Brown, they located in Henry county, on the Clinton and LaDue road, about 3 miles northeast from LaDue. After the death of his parents, he moved to his late residence; his sister, Mrs. Brown, and her son, Grover, making their home with him. He never married; a little mound on Sutter Creek, California, hides the only romance of his life. The deceased was known and respected by all for his good qualities. If a neighbor was afflicted, his was the hand to attempt relief and succor; no grave has been dug for years at this point, without his unpaid assistance. At any hour of the day or night he was ready to aid the afflicted. He joined the M.E. church in California, but since his return has affiliated with no particular one, but associated with all, regardless of creed; teaching a class in each Sabbath School. He had no fear for his future, but trusting himself in the Lord, he resigned himself to his fate and sank to his rest as becomes a christian. His sister, Mrs. Brown, and her son, Grover, were unremitting in their devotion to their stricken relative and return sincere and heartfelt thanks to their kind neighbors for their timely and efficient services. The remains were interred in the LaDue cemetery, February 9th, attended by a large concourse of sympathetic friends and neighbors. One of Martin's brothers is living in California, one in Nebraska, one sister in Iowa and a brother and sister in Missouri.

MANSELL, Donald Leroy
1932-1991
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Donald Leroy Mansell, 59, Minneapolis, Minn., died August 3, 1991, at the Abbott Northwestern Hospital, Minneapolis. He was born May 27, 1932, the son of Jack and Mildred Taney Mansell, in Napoleon and lived in Fayetteville, Ark., before moving to Minneapolis in 1971. He was a graduate of Wellington High School. He was a construction worker for 23 years, retiring in 1976. Survivors include his wife Marilyn of the home; five sons, Donald Mansell, Jr., Siloam Springs, Ark., Robert Mansell, Mark Mansell and Mike Mansell, Fayetteville, Edward Mansell, Tulsa. Okla.; four daughters, Teresa Nickell, Linda Scarborough and Judy Osburn, Fayetteville, and Susie Willett, Piano, Tex.; three brothers, Jack Mansell, Wellington, Clifford Mansell, Pine Bluff. Ark., and Murel Mansell, Minneapolis; six sisters, Agnes Luman, St. Clair, Mich., Delores Howard, Minneapolis, Charlene James, Warsaw, Darlene Mansell and Rhoda Pliler, Fayetteville, and Helen Mansell, Minneapolis, and 20 grandchildren. Services were Wednesday at the Snow Chapel, Wellington, with burial in Arnold Cemetery southwest of Wellington.

MANSFIELD, Carrol Jean
1935-2006
Englewood Cemetery (M), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 21 2006 - Carrol J. Mansfield, 70, Overland Park, Kansas, died Wednesday, April 19, 2006. Funeral services will be Saturday, April 29, at D. W. Newcomer's Sons Overland Park Chapel, with graveside services at Englewood Cemetery, Clinton. She was a retired manager with 35 years of service with AT&T. She enjoyed extensive travel and spending time with family and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents Thomas and Gussie Mansfield, and brothers, Richard and Joel Mansfield. She is survived by her sisters, brothers-in-law and sister-in-law, Mayree Sue and Jerold Crowder, Salisbury, Margory and Larry Cooper, Clinton, and Darlene Mansfield, Shawnee, Kansas, and several cousins, nieces, nephews, other family and friends.

MANSFIELD, Doris L. JOHNSON
1921-2009
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Nov 12 2009 - Doris L. Mansfield, 88, Clinton, died Monday, November 9, 2009, at Research Medical Center Kansas City. Doris was born on April 12, 1921, in Clinton, the daughter of Fred and Leta (Whitchurch) Johnson. She was married in Clinton to William Mansfield. Doris was a clerk at the M&M Bookstore on the Square in Clinton for years, was a wonderful cook and a talented seamstress. She was a life long member of the First Baptist Church of Clinton. Doris is survived by her brother, Denver W. Johnson and his wife Marjorie, and their son Denver E. Johnson, all of Clinton, and her niece, Diane Baldwin of Palo Alto, California. Her parents, her husband William Mansfield and two brothers preceded her in death. There will be a graveside service Friday, November 13, at Clinton Memory Gardens Cemetery, Clinton.

MANSFIELD, Flossie Mae
1915-1919
Englewood Cemetery (M), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Flossie Mae, little daughter of W. H. Mansfield and wife, who live on West Clinton street, died about 9:30 Tuesday morning. This little girl had an attack of influenza last October and ever since that time her right eye ball hurt her and began to enlarge. It was deemed best to have the eye removed, and she was taken to the Clinton Hospital where the operation was performed March 19th. Everything possible was done for her, and she was given the most loving nursing. At first there was not much hope of saving her life, but a few days later she seemed to be improving and all were so anxious to hear of her recovery. Then she grew worse and gradually grew weaker until the Savior called her to Him. Flossie Mae was born Sept. 30th, 1915, being 3 years, 6 months and 2 days old. She leaves her grief stricken parents, one little brother, Charles Francis, and baby sister, Charlotte Rosa. She was the dearest little girl and bore her sufferings so patiently. Everyone who knew her loved her, for she endeared herself to all those about her by her sweet and winsome nature. Funeral services were held at the home Wednesday afternoon, and the little body was tenderly laid to rest in Englewood.

MANSFIELD, James Douglas "Doug"
1966-2001
Clinton Daily Democrat, Jan 15 2001 - James Douglas Mansfield, son of John Richard Mansfield and Janet Sue Gerhart Mansfield, was born February 10, 1966, in Clinton and died Friday, January 5, 2001, at his home in Clinton. He graduated from Clinton High School in Clinton. He worked for Romy A Salon in Overland Park, Kansas, as a cosmetologist for the past five years. He was a member of the Northeast Baptist Church, Clinton. He is survived by his parents, John R. and Janet S. Mansfield of the home; two brothers, Michael Mansfield of the home and David Mansfield and his wife, Sherri, of Lee's Summit; one sister, Diane Roberts and husband, Marvin, of Springfield; his grandmother, Virginia Gerhart of Pleasant Hill, California; his aunt, Doris Mansfield of Clinton; two uncles, Charles Mansfield and wife, Sylvia of Clay Center, Kansas, and Terry Mansfield and wife, Wanda, of Clinton; two nephews, Christopher Roberts and Jessie Roberts, and four cousins, Adam Mansfield, Megan Mansfield and Mark Mansfield and Sandy Skaggs and her son, Andrew Skaggs. Memorial services were held at the Vansant-Mills Chapel on Monday, January 8.

MANSFIELD, Joel Marvin
1943-2004
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, May 12 2004 - Joel Marvin Mansfield, 60, Clinton, died Sunday, April 25, 2004, at Missouri Veterans Home in Warrensburg, as a result of complications from cancer. He was born August 13, 1943, the son of Thomas F. and Gussie "Boone" Mansfield. He had worked for Armco Steel as a design draftsman and cost estimator until his military service with the United States Army in 1968. He served with USA/NORAD until 1970 when he was reassigned to the Air Defense Artillery Brigade with USARPAC as a nuclear weapons control officer. until his discharge in 1972. He attended Central Missouri State University from 1976-1978 and 1979-1981 and the University of Arkansas from 1982-1984. Since 1990 he had been adjunct faculty member for the Metropolitan Community College system in Kansas City at the campuses of Longview and Blue River. He was placed on permanent disability in the fall of 1999 and, with much regret, medically retired from his teaching duties. He was preceded in death by his father in 1989 and his mother in 1996. Regrettably he leaves his sisters, Carrol Mansfield, Majorie Cooper and Mayree Sue Crowder; nephews, Shannon Cooper, Shawn Cooper, Bob Crowder and Tom Crowder; his aunt and uncle, Cathleen and Gerald Salmon; family members and many friends, especially the late Dr. R. J. and Mrs. Irene Powell. A special person in his life, Holly, and her husband Charles Girgin, whom he dearly loved to the very end. Most importantly he wanted to state that his affection and wishes for Melanie and Steve Grissett, their son Josh and Melanie's eldest son and Josh's brother Brett Barbee, are beyond compare. A debt of eternal gratitude can never be repaid. It can only be embraced as a gift from those that have sheltered a friend. Finally, many prayers were answered when he accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior near the end of his life. "My mother put great stock in being related to Daniel Boone. Me? I'm a great-great-great-great-grand nephew of Ol' Daniel himself. From Exeter, in Devonshire, England, we began from George I. No dates have been established for him or his son George II; however George III, and the rest are as follows: George Boone I - George Boone II - George Boone III (1666-1744) - Squire Boone (1696-1765) - Israel Boone (1726-1756) - (brother of Daniel Boone (1734-1802)) - Jonathan Boone (1750-1826) - John Boone (1789-1837) - William Waighstall Boone (1828-1876) - my grandfather, Alfred Joel Boone (1871-1957) - my mother, Gussie Verna Boone (1903-1996) - Joel "Boone" Mansfield (1943-2004). Another way of putting it, I'm the son of the mother who's the daughter of the great-great-great-grandson of Israel Boone, the prodigal brother of Daniel Boone. Ain't that a lick?" He was preceded in death by his wife, Maggie; his parents, Tommy and Gussie Mansfield; a brother Richard; a nephew Mark Mansfield, and a niece Carrol Sue Crowder. He is survived by three sisters, Carrol Jean Mansfield, Overland Park, Kansas, Mayree Sue Crowder and husband Jerold Salisbury, Marjory Cooper and husband Larry, Clinton, and sister-in-law, Darlene Mansfield, Shawnee Mission, Kansas; uncle and aunt, Gerald and Cathaleen Salmon and John James, all of Clinton; numerous nieces and nephews, cousins and dear friends. He requested cremation with no service.

MANSFIELD, Mark David
1971-2002
Resurrection Cemetery Lenexa, Lenexa, Johnson Co, KS
Clinton Daily Democrat, Apr 8 2002 - Mark David Mansfield, 30, Shawnee, Kansas, died Saturday, April 6, 2002, at the Shawnee Mission Medical Center. Funeral mass will be Thursday, April 11, at the St. Joseph Catholic Church, Shawnee, Kansas, with burial in the Resurrection Cemetery. Mark was born December 5, 1971, in Kansas City, Kansas, to Richard and Darlene (Kure) Mansfield. He graduated from Northwest High School and Johnson County Community College. He was an Eagle Scout and Honor Scout in the Tribe of Mic-o-Say. He started as an Explorer Scout with the Overland Park Fire Department and became a volunteer in 1991. In 1992, Mark became a full-time firefighter. Mark also was an officer with the Roeland Park Police Department and before that, the Paola, Kansas Police Department. Mark was preceded in death by his father, Richard K. Mansfield on May 2, 2001, grandparents, Thomas and Gussie Mansfield, and grandfather, Anthony Kure. He is survived by his mother, Darlene Mansfield, Shawnee, Kansas; two sisters, Patrice Brewer and husband Mark, Olathe, Kansas and Pamela Burditt and husband Jim, Bucyrus, Kansas; brother R. Kevin Mansfield, Shawnee, Kansas; grandmother, Wilma Kure, Wea, Kansas; four nephews; two nieces, many friends at the Overland Park Fire Department and Roeland Park and Paola, Kansas police departments, and some special friends who have brought much happiness to his life. Also surviving are a number of Clinton relatives, including Marjorie Cooper, Joel Mansfield and Kathleen Salmon.

MANSFIELD, S. J.
1855-1904
Englewood Cemetery (M), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Missouri, Mar 5 1904 - Mrs. S. J. Mansfield died at her home on the corner of Water and Green streets Monday evening at 6:30. Last Friday, while cleaning the clothesline, she cut her hand on an icicle, which resulted in blood poisoning, causing her death. She leaves two boys, one attending school in Warrensburg, while the youngest, a little blind boy, made his home with his mother. Funeral services were held at the late residence Wednesday morning and then the remains were laid to rest in Englewood.

MANSFIELD, Terry Eugene
1943-2010
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Sep 3 2010 - Terry E. Mansfield, 66, Clinton, died unexpectedly Friday, August 20, 2010, at his home. He was born October 23, 1943, in Clinton, the son of Charles Francis Mansfield and Vivian Marie (Hull) Mansfield. On June 17, 1967, in Clinton, he married Wanda Sue Clark and she survives of the home. Terry was employed with Empire Gas Company for 38 years, holding many different positions while employed with Empire, retiring as gas service man in 2007. Terry was a dedicated member of the Northeast Baptist Church, where he served as a Deacon and Sunday School teacher. He worked numerous hours in the construction of the new church. He was extremely proud of being baptized together with his daughter Sandy in 1977 and later being a part of his grandson Andy's baptism in 2001. He loved his church family very much. He became an Eagle Scout on April 18, 1958. He was also a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1894 Honor Guard, the Sunrise Optimist Club and the Elk's Lodge 1034. He very much enjoyed his breakfast clubs: the Square 109 Club, the Northeast Baptist Men's Breakfast and the Tuesday morning Promise Keepers meetings. He could always be found at any of Sandy's sporting activities and then later following his grandson, Andy's wrestling career. In his spare time, he enjoyed going to the farm to plant flowers around the fishing dock, feed the fish, mow or anything else that needed to be done. Terry loved being outdoors. In addition to his wife, Wanda, surviving are a daughter, Sandy Lynn Mansfield Skaggs and her fiance Will Hamilton, Clinton; two grandsons, Andrew David Skaggs of Clinton and Wesley Allen Skaggs and his wife Megan, Calhoun; one great-grandson, Damien Skaggs; two brothers, Johnny Mansfield and his wife Janet, Clinton, and Charles Lee Mansfield and his wife Sylvia, Kansas, and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and a nephew, James Douglas Mansfield. Funeral services were Tuesday, August 24, at the Northeast Baptist Church, Clinton. Burial was in the Clinton Memory Gardens Cemetery.

MANSFIELD, Wilbur Wilson
1919-1995
Englewood Cemetery (M), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Wilbur Mansfield, 76, Independence, died Sunday evening, April 23, 1995, in a nursing home. He was raised in the Blairstown area and had lived in Independence since World War II. He worked at the Independence post office for a number of years. Survivors include his two sisters, Sally James and Virginia Mansfield of Clinton. Graveside services will be held Wednesday at Englewood Cemetery.

MANSFIELD, William Eugene "Bill"
1920-1995
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - William Eugene Mansfield was born February 4, 1920, in Clinton. He died Sunday, December 17, 1995, at Meadowbrook Manor of Clinton. He was the son of Flossie Raines and William H. Mansfield. Bill, as he was known by family and friends, was married on September 18, 1941, to Doris Johnson. He was a lifelong resident of Clinton. Bill worked for Pecks Grocery. He also worked for the U.S. Postal Service for many years. He was superintendent of Postal Operations, retiring in 1979. Bill had active duty in the United States Army. He was a lieutenant colonel, also a member of the National Guard, retiring in 1980. He was a member of the Christian Church but attended the First Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife Doris of the home; two sisters-in-law, Mrs. Kenneth Mansfield, Windsor, and Mrs. Charles Mansfield, Clinton; two brothers-in-law, Denver Johnson and Noel Johnson, both of Clinton; nieces, nephews and a host of friends. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Charles and Kenneth, also four sisters, who died in infancy. Funeral services were Wednesday, December 20 at the Consalus Chapel, Clinton. Burial was in the Clinton Memory Gardens Cemetery, Clinton.

MANTONYA, Bonnie Lee CAMPBELL
1935-2013
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Bonnie Lee Mantonya, age 77, of Clinton, passed away Monday, February 4, 2013 at Research Medical Center, Kansas City. Funeral services will be Thursday at the Vansant-Mills Chapel with burial in the Clinton Memory Gardens Cemetery. Bonnie was born July 27, 1935 the daughter of John and Thelma (Hudson) Campbell in Pettis County, MO. She married Everett Mantoyna on June 4, 1954 in Calhoun, MO. She worked at Golden Valley Memorial Hospital and was a member of the Northeast Baptist Church in Clinton. Bonnie was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Everett, one brother, Lonnie Eugene Campbell, as well as two sisters, Mary Lena Hunter and Betty Lou Foley. Among survivors are daughter, JoAnn Mantonya of Cinton, MO, and four sons, Alvin Mantonya of Royse City, TX, Roy Mantonya of Fairplay, MO, Leslie Mantonya of Dawson, TX, and Merlin Mantonya of Clinton, MO, six Grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

MANTONYA, Chester Lee
1985-2005
Tebo Church Cemetery, Leesville Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Sep 1 2005 - Chester Lee Mantonya was born January 16, 1985, in Henry County, the son of Norman Earl and Christine Amanda (Heman) Mantonya. He died August 5, 2005, near Ballard, the result of an automobile accident. Lee was a member of the First Baptist Church and of the Red Neck Toys Club. He worked for Hilty Quarries as a truck driver. He is survived by his parents, Norman and Chris Mantonya; three brothers, Chad Mantonya and wife Jamie, Dustin Mantonya and wife Amanda, and Ross Davis, all of Clinton, and one sister Treasure Green and husband James, Sedalia; paternal grandmother Rose Mary Mantonya, Clinton, and maternal grandmother, Martha Heman of Cole Camp, as well as two nieces, Delaney and Emaily, and two nephews, Cade and Gage. Funeral services were held at the First Baptist Church Tuesday, August 9. Interment was in Tebo Cemetery, Tightwad.

MANTONYA, Donnie L.
1936-2010
Laurel Oak Cemetery (M), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Donnie L. Mantonya, age 74 of Windsor, Missouri died Sunday, September 12, 2010 at Windsor Healthcare & Rehab Center, Windsor. Graveside services will be Friday, September 17, 2010 at Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor, Missouri. Donnie was a truck driver for a chicken hatchery. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church, Windsor, Missouri. Survivors include a sister Helen Hanger, Windsor and a friend Donnie Hargett also of Windsor, also nieces and nephews.

MANTONYA, Everett Edwin
1929-2010
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Everett Edwin Mantonya, son of Chester and Willie Myrtle (McNeely) Mantonya, was born July 28, 1929, in Henry County. He died Sunday, February 14, 2010, at Golden Valley Memorial Hospital, Clinton, at the age of 80 years. Everett loved being outdoors where he enjoyed hunting and fishing. He was married to Bonnie (Campbell) Mantonya. He served in the United States Marine Corps during the Korean Conflict. He liked to spend time visiting with family. Everett was an ordained Southern Baptist ministering, serving over 40 churches in his career. Everett was preceded in death by his parents, Chester and Willie Mantonya; two brothers, Lee and Earl, and three sisters, Eva Mae Murrey, Dorothy Green and Annabell Springer. He is survived by his wife, Bonnie of the home; one daughter, Jo Ann Kaneaster of Clinton; four sons, Alvin Wade of Royse City, Texas, Roy James of Stockton, Leslie Monroe of Dawson, Texas, and Merlin Ray of Clinton; six grandsons and two great-grandsons; three sisters, Ruth Moore, Martha Orr and Mary Batschelett, all of Clinton, as well as a host of friends, several nephews and nieces. Funeral services were held Thursday, February 18, at Vansant-Mills Chapel. Interment was in the Clinton Memory Gardens Cemetery, Clinton.

MANTONYA, Julia V. HUMBERT
1903-1994
Finey Church Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Julia V. Mantonya, 91, rural Deepwater, died Wednesday morning, April 20, 1994, at the Golden Valley Memorial Hospital in Clinton. She was born on June 10, 1903, in Sedgwick County, Kansas, the daughter of Jacob L. and Florence C. Thompson Humbert. She grew up in Kansas and on September 19, 1934, she was united in marriage to Melvin Edward Mantonya at Whittier, California. Following their marriage they made their home in California where unto this union one son, Edward, was born. In 1953, they moved to their home in Henry County. She was a member of the Finey Baptist Church near Deepwater and a charter member of the Faith and Hope Extension Club of Henry County. She was preceded in death by her husband Melvin on March 21, 1982. She is survived by one son, Edward, and daughter-in-law, Helen Mantonya of Deepwater; three grandchildren, Vicky Church of Clinton, Kathy O'Dell of Warsaw, and Michael Mantonya of Deepwater, and two great-grandchildren, Jacob and Sarah Church, both of Clinton. Also surviving are one brother Olliver Presley Humbert of Camarillo, California, and one sister Dena Martin of San Luis Obispo, California, other relatives and friends. Funeral services are Saturday, April 23, at the Finey Baptist Church. Burial will be in Finey Cemetery, near Deepwater.

MANTONYA, Mary LEE
1839-1899
Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Springfield Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - We are called upon to chronicle the pasing from this life of Mrs. Mary Mantonza, near Roseland, December 13, 1899. She was born April 8, 1839, in Tennessee and when only a small girl, moved with her parents to Jefferson county, Ill. where she was reared. She married John Lee, July 11, 1861. They had six children, two boys and four girls. The boys preceded their mother to the better land some years ago. Her husband, John Lee, died in 1877, leaving her to battle thru the trials of life with the four little girls. In 1865, she emigrated to Missouri and settled on the farm where she died. About one year later, she married L. Mantonza and, in 1890, he departed this life, leaving her a widow the second time. She united with the Christian church at the age of 16, was a member for 28 years, and in 1895, joined the M. E. church at Oak Grove. Laid to rest at Mt. Olivet.

MANUEL, Ada
1896-1998
Osceola Cemetery, Osceola, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Mrs. Ada Manuel, 102, Osceola, died Wednesday, August 5, 1998, at Truman Lake Manor in Lowry City. She is survived by one son, Denzel Guy Manuel of Lowry City; three daughters, Mrs. Wanda Thomas, Mrs. Nina Johnston and Mrs. Ermalee Leiber, all of Osceola. Funeral services will be Saturday, August 8, at the Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel in Osceola. Burial will be in the Osceola Cemetery.

MANUEL, Bridgie LUCAS
1914-2001
Clinton Daily Democrat, Aug 6 2001 - Bridgie Manuel, 87, Sedalia, died Friday, August 3, 2001, at the Bothwell Regional Health Center. She was born April 25, 1914, in Richland, daughter of James and Veta Snow Lucas. On November 30, 1932, in Camdenton, she married Earl Moulder Manuel, who died March 19, 1993. She was a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church and a former member of the Missouri State Fox Hunters Women's Auxiliary. She had lived in Sedalia since September 5, 1945. Survivors include a son, Loyd Manuel, Sedalia; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two sisters, Neva Acree and Hodgie Mae Lucas; a brother, Coy Lucas. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at the Heckart/Gillespie Colonial Chapel. Burial will be in Bethlehem Baptist Cemetery.

MANUEL, Ralph Lemoin
1915-1997
Parks Chapel Cemetery, Leesville Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Ralph L. Manuel, 81, Clinton, died Thursday, February 20, 1997, at his home. He was born in Windsor August 24, 1915, the son of Ernest and Dolly Manuel. He grew up around Stoutland and Richland. On October 7, 1939, he married Vivian Burt, and to this union four children were born. He is survived by his wife, Vivian, of the home; a son, Bobby, Clinton; two daughters, Joyce Frazon and Karen Manuel, both of Independence, and two sisters, Helen Burt of Warsaw and Hazel Burt of Fair Play, as well as four grandchildren, Mark and Matthew Manuel and Jessica and Stephanie Frazon. He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Earl, and his daughter, Jackie. He spent most of his life as a farmer in the Tightwad community. His family was the focal point of his life and he always had time for family vacations and taking his wife, children and grandchildren fishing and hunting. He loved his music and enjoyed having his neighbors and friends come in to share it with him. He was always willing to share what he had with others, and he loved helping people. He will be sadly missed, but his love and memories will remain as eternal gifts that stay forever. Funeral services were held at the Vansant-Mills Chapel Sunday, February 23. Burial was in the Parks Chapel Cemetery, Clinton.

MANUEL, Vivian Virginia BURT
1919-2015
Parks Chapel Cemetery, Leesville Twp, Henry Co, MO
Vivian V. Manuel age 95 years, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Saturday April 4, 2015 in Independence, Missouri. Funeral services were April 10, 2015 at the Vansant-Mills Chapel, Clinton, with Interment in Parks Chapel Cemetery, Tightwad, Missouri. Vivian was born November 24, 1919, in Las Alamos, Colorado, the daughter of Jeff and Mary Burt. She was one of thirteen children. She was united in marriage to Ralph Manuel on October 7, 1939, and to this union four children were born. She spent her life on a farm in the Tightwad community. Vivian was a loving wife and mother. She was a homemaker,seamstress, quilter, archer and hunter. She served as school board member for the Leesville School District, was a member and officer of the Leesville Extension Club, a member of the Golden Valley Bluegrass Club, and was a dedicated election judge. She was very community and politically minded. Vivian was a cornerstone at Parks Chapel Baptist Church for most of her life where she was pianist, Sunday School teacher, and treasurer. Several years ago when she moved to Clinton she united with Northeast Baptist Church where she was a member at the time of her death. She was preceded in death by her husband Ralph, a daughter Jackie, her parents, and eleven brothers and sisters. She is survived by one son Bob Manuel and wife Judy of Clinton, MO; two daughters, Joyce Frazon and husband Dave, and Karen Newton and husband Greg all of Independence, MO; six grandchildren, Mark (Theresa) Manuel, Clinton MO, Matt Manuel, Lee’s Summit, MO, Jessica Frazon, Independence, MO, Stephanie Frazon, New York, NY, Stormi Newton, Kearney, MO, and Tanner (Mikaela) Newton, Bellevue, NE; and four great-grandchildren, Gracie Manuel, Lillian Manuel, Casey Newton, and Brynlee Newton; a sister Persis Belden of Fort Worth, TX, and two sisters-in-law, Helen Burt and Eleanor Burt; and many nieces and nephews.

MANVILLE, Child
abt 1889-1892
Norris Cemetery, Big Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, May 19, 1892 - The three year old daughter of O. R. Manville at Hartwell was drowned by falling in a cistern Monday evening. Mrs. Manville had been helping a daughter of J. V. Swearinger clean house and as the little girl desired to be with the other children, let her go out. In about half an hour, when her mother was ready to go home, the child was missing. And as the cistern cover was tilted, she looked in and, to her horror, there was the missing one, dead. The cistern is 15 feet with 10 feet of water. Two boys were attracted by the mother's screams and with the assistance of Lee Bensley, who was there in a few seconds, the body was brought to the surface. An inquest was conducted and found accidental death by drowning. The child's father was in Appleton City on business and arrived home Tuesday and in the afternoon the remains were buried at Norris graveyard.

MAPLES, Margaret McMILLIAN
1931-1999
Laurel Oak Cemetery (M), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Daily Democrat, Nov 26 1999 - Margaret Maples, 68, Windsor, died early Thursday morning, November 25, 1999, at Golden Valley Hospital in Clinton. She was born November 20, 1931, in Versailles, the daughter of Snode Lee McMillian and Rose Margarite (Woods) McMillian. On November 16, 1948, in Las Vegas, Nevada, she married Junior Earl Maples, who survives. She owned and operated several businesses, including Marge's Cafe, the Wagon Cafe and JR's Tavern, all in Windsor. She was a member of the Family Worship Center, Versailles, and had also attended the Windsor Assembly of God Church. In addition to her husband, she is survived by six sons, Larry Maples of Lawton, Oklahoma, Gary Maples of Versailles, Steven Maples of Sanford, North Carolina, Bill Maples and Russell Maples, both of Waller, Texas, and Terry Maples of Windsor; one daughter, Carolyn Brafield of Valles Mines; 18 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren; one sister, Emma Faye Johnson of Willow Springs; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins, including a special cousin, Lamona Ray of Windsor. She was preceded in death by a brother, Clayton Wayne Sousley. Funeral services will be Monday, at the Hadley Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

MAPLES, Terry
1971-2016
Laurel Oak Cemetery (M), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Terry Lynn Maples, 45, of Windsor, Missouri, died Tuesday, June 28, 2016 in Windsor. He was born June 27, 1971 the son of Junior Earl Maples and Margaret Ellen (McMilian) Maples. Terry leaves behind his wife, Rachel LaDawn Maples. Terry had two sons from a previous marriage, Tyler Wayne Maples and Tanner Lynn Maples, of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. Terry worked in construction and for Sierra Bullets in Sedalia. He had also worked at Meyer Metal Craft in Windsor. He loved the outdoors and hunting and fishing. He enjoyed watching football, especially the Kansas City Chiefs. He loved his family and spending time with them. In addition to his wife and sons, survivors include a grandson by Tyler Maples and wife Samantha Maples, Tristan Michael Maples; 5 brothers, Larry Maples, Lawton, Ok.; Gary Maples (Chrissy), Windsor, Mo.; Steve Maples (Diane), Sanford, North Carolina; Bill Maples, Lead Hill, Arkansas; and Russell Maples (Crystal), Waller, Texas; a sister, Carolyn Brayfield, Fair Grove, Mo.; and many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews, including Brian Maples. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a cousin, Steven Christopher Maples. Funeral services will be Sunday, July 3, 2016, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Following cremation, burial will be at a later date in the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

MARCHBANKS, Mae SCOTT
1901-2002
Laurel Oak Cemetery (M), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, May 29 2002 - Mae Marchbanks, 101, Windsor, died Tuesday afternoon, May 28, 2002, at the Windsor Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center. She was born May 5, 1901, in Arcadia, Kansas, the daughter of Frank P. Scott and Lillie Pearl (Green) Scott. On August 13, 1928, in Golden City, she married Dr. William R. Marchbanks, who died January 21, 1970. She taught first grade in the state of California for a few years before moving to Windsor in 1946. She was a member of Windsor First Christian Church. She is survived by three sons, Dr. William H. Marchbanks and his wife, Linda, Windsor, Martin F. Marchbanks and his wife, Terry, Clinton, Tennessee, and Joseph R. Marchbanks and his wife, Sharri, Pendleton, Oregon; five grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild, and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a grandson, Erin Marchbanks; six brothers, Rollie, Ray, Harper, Frank, Bob and John Scott, and two sisters, Pearl Cunningham and Juanita Watt. Graveside funeral services will be Friday, May 31, at the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor. Burial will be in the Laurel Oak Cemetery.

MARCUM, Bennie
1886-1986
Englewood Cemetery (M), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Bennie Marcum, 99, a resident of Chastain's Nursing home died at Golden Valley Hospital Tuesday, May 20, 1986. He was born November 19, 1886 in Kentucky. He came to Missouri, from Kentucky, in a covered wagon. He was farmer. He was preceded in death by his wife, Martha and one grandson, Dale Wilson. He is survived by two grandsons, Dean and Charles Wilson of Clinton, Mo.; one granddaughter, Irene Corwin of Independence, Mo.; several great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at Sickman-Dunning Funeral home. Burial was in the Englewood Cemetery in Clinton, Mo.

MARKHAM, Ebert H.
1920-1991
Centerview Cemetery, Centerview, Johnson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Ebert H. Markham, 71, Centerview, died Friday, September 13, 1991, at Veterans Hospital in Kansas City. He was born June 11, 1920, in Centerview, son of Charles E. Markham and Maud E. Black Markham. He was married to Violet Irene Harmel on August 14, 1951, in Kansas City, Kansas. She died December 11, 1974. He was a member of the American Legion Post in Warrensburg, was an Army veteran of World War II, and was a self-employed truck driver. Survivors include three sons, Gary Markham of Portland, Oregon, Ron Markham of Clinton, and Ray Markham of Centerview; a daughter Patricia Chapman of Portland; a brother Robert Markham of Lone Jack; five sisters, Edith Hammond and Faye Cross, both of Independence, Lula Hammond, Merle Seamon and Doris Markham, all of Warrensburg; 10 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Two brothers and sisters preceded him in death. Funeral services were Tuesday, September 17, 1991 at Holdren Funeral Home in Warrensburg. Burial was in Centerview Cemetery.

MARKLAND, Aura M.
1873-1902
Tebo Church Cemetery, Leesville Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Missouri, Mar 15 1902 - A. M. Markland died at his home in this city Thursday morning with consumption. He was in bed only one day before he passed away. Born in Washington County, Indiana Jan. 27, 1873; came here from Oregon in 1891. His father lives one mile from Leesville and one brother is at home and the other in Indian Territory. In company with his wife, he passed a portion of the past winter in the south, returning the first of February. The 30th of April next would have been the third anniversary of their wedding. His wife was formerly Miss Barbara Robertson, an adopted daughter of John Collier and wife. Burial at Leesville.

MARKLAND, Charley Peyton
1883-1960
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Charley Peyton Markland, 324 West Green St., Clinton, was stricken at his home, Sept. 30 and never regained consciousness, passing away at Clinton General Hospital Oct. 10, having been a patient there 11 days. Last rites were conducted Oct. 12, at the Calhoun Christian Church. Burial was in Calhoun Cemetery by the side of his wife and under the direction of Housey Funeral Home. Mr. Markland, the son of William David and Eva Ramsey Markland was born Dec. 9, 1883, in Indianapolis, Ind., and came to Missouri with his parents when about seven years old and here grew to manhood. On July 3, 1912, he was united in marriage to Miss Rosa Ann Burrus. They settled in the Coal community where he engaged in farming for 33 years. They moved to Arkansas in 1936 and resided there for two years. In 1938 the returned to their farm and in 1940 he retired and moved to Calhoun. Mrs. Markland was suddenly stricken the evening of Nov. 12 1957, and died a few minutes later. In 1958 he sold his farm and moved to Clinton where he resided until his death. He united with the Calhoun Christian Church, Nov 21, 1947, where he was a faithful member. he was elected a deacon, Feb. 6, 1949, and later elected an elder, serving in that capacity until he moved to Clinton. He was here employed at the Zenith Manufacturing Company. Besides his wife he was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and a step-sister. His is survived by two sisters, the Misses Mabel and Gertrude Markland of Calhoun; one brother, Vance, Ashland, Kan., two nephews in New Mexico; a niece in Arizona and a host of friends.

MARKLAND, Elizabeth HAMMOND GUYNN
1863-1934
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Mrs. Elizabeth Markland died at her home in Calhoun, Saturday, April 28, 1934, at the age of 70 years, eight months and twenty-three days. Elizabeth Hammond, daughter of Daniel and Elizabeth Hammond was born in Adams County, Ill, August 2, 1863. She came with her parents to Missouri, while yet quite young. She was married to Dave Guynn in 1880. To this union two children were born, one dying in infancy and the other, Mrs. Asa DeLozier, died December 16, 1912. Mr. Guynn died in 1890 and Mrs. Guynn was again married to William David Markland February 2 1896. To this union were born three children, Vance Markland whose present address is unknown, Mabel and Gertrude Markland of the home. William Markland died February 10, 1915. In October, 1923, Mrs. Markland moved to Calhoun, where they have since lived. She was converted when about 35 years of age and was baptized by Elder (unreadable first name) Warren and she was a faithful member of the Calhoun Christian Church until death. Besides the above mentioned family, she leaves, one sister, Mrs. David Pierce, Clinton; a step-son, Charles Markland, Clinton; one stepdaughter, Mrs. Joseph Scrogham, Windsor; nine grandchildren, nine great grandchildren and number of lesser relatives and friends. Mrs. Markland was a woman of heart, strong convictions and complaining in all things that in her mind were wrong, and an open hand and heart to all that was good. Funeral rites were conducted from the Calhoun Christian Church on Monday, April 30, in the presence of a host of friends and a respectable floral offering. She was laid to rest in the Calhoun Cemetery. The pall bearers were her grandsons except one who was a grand son-in-law and were as follows: Aura, Jesse, Elmer, Tommie, and Rufus DeLozier and Harold Dunning. - (Note: The spelling of Guynn in the original was Gwin which is in error. Also, Mabel's name was spelled Mable which is also an error.)

MARKLAND, Gertrude
1902-1993
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Miss Gertrude Markland, 90, 207 North Fifth Street, died Monday, January 11, 1993, at Golden Valley Hospital. She was a member of the Christian Church in Clinton. She is survived by a sister, Mabel F. Markland, of the home. Funeral services will be Thursday at the Sickman-Dunning Funeral Home, with burial in the Calhoun cemetery.

MARKLAND, Mabel Inez
1899-1998
Englewood Cemetery (M), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Daily Democrat, Apr 22 1998 - Mabel Inez Markland, daughter of William David and Elizabeth (Hammond) Markland was born August 2, 1899, in Leesville, and died April 15, 1998, at the Westwood Nursing Center in Clinton, at the age of 98 years. Mabel was a lifelong area resident. She worked for the International Shoe Company in Windsor before she retired. She was a member of the Clinton Christian Church, the CWF and the Young At Heart. She had no living relatives, but Charles and Susan Smith considered her to be their adopted grandmother. She also is survived by her many friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Elizabeth Markland and one sister, Gertrude Markland. Funeral services were held at the Clinton Christian Church, Friday, April 17. Burial was in the Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

MARKLAND, Rosa Ann BURRUS
1885-1957
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Mrs. Charles Markland. Sympathy goes out to the family of Mrs. Charles Markland who died quite suddenly at her home in Calhoun Nov. 12, 1957, about 10:00 p.m.. Rosa Ann Burrus, the only daughter of Sarah and Huston Burrus, was born May 13, 1885 in the Coal community, Henry County, Missouri. She was united in marriage to Charles Peyton Markland in the courthouse in Clinton July 3, 1912, by the justice of the peace. They lived in the Coal community about 33 years, then in the Calhoun vicinity, and lastly in Calhoun. She was converted at the age of 17 and united with the Tebo Baptist Church, later transferring her membership to the Good Hope Baptist Church. When they moved to Calhoun she became a member there, remaining faithful until her death. Funeral services were conducted Nov. 15, at the Calhoun Baptist Church. Interment was in the Calhoun Cemetery under the direction of the Housey Funeral Home. Survivors are the husband of the home; one brother, Samuel Burrus, Pasadena, Calif., with his wife, five boys and two girls; two sisters-in-law, Misses Mabel and Gertrude Markland, Calhoun; and one brother-in-law, Vance Markland and family of Ashland, Kan. Attending the service from out of town were: Mrs. Markland's two nieces, Mrs. Burniece Snuffer and Miss Helen Burrus, Pasadena who came by plane; Mr. Markland's brother, Vance Markland, wife and daughter of Ashland, Kan, Mrs. Markland's only brother, Samuel Burrus was unable to come, due to illness. Soft spoken, of a kind and gentle manner, Mrs. Markland leaves many friends and loved ones who mourn her untimely passing.

MARKLAND, William David
1842-1915
Tebo Church Cemetery, Leesville Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - William D. (David) Markland was born near Salem, Washington County, Indiana, April 11th, 1842, and departed this life at his home near Leesville (Missouri) February 10th, 1915, aged 72 years, 9 months, 29 days. He was united in marriage to Miss Eva Ramsey in 1869. To this union were born three children, Aura, Rolla and Charley. The mother and Aura preceded him in death several years ago. He was again united in marriage to Mrs. Elizabeth Guynn February 2nd, 1896. to this union were born three children, Vance, Mabel and Gertrude, who with his wife survive him. He confessed his Savior, and united with the Christian church, at the age of 18 years, and had ever remained a faithful and devoted member of this faith. He was a kind and affectionate husband and father, a man who loved his home, and those bound to him by the ties of friendship. He often made the remark that he was prepared to die any time. He will be greatly missed in the home and the community. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, February 11th, from the Tebo church, after which the remains were interred in the Tebo Church Cemetery. - (Note: Guynn was misspelled in the original obituary as Guinn. Mabel's name was also misspelled, Mabel is the correct spelling.)

MARKS, Iva Elizabeth BATSCHELETT
1909-2002
Englewood Cemetery (M), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 28 2002 - Iva Elizabeth Marks, 92, Clinton, died Tuesday, January 15, 2002, at the Clinton Healthcare & Rehabilitation center in Clinton. She was born August 7, 1909, in LaDue, to the late Godfrey and Rosa Dehn Batschelett. She married George Dewey Marks on September 20, 1934, and he died September 29, 1955. She worked at the ASC Office in Clinton for 19 years. She was a lifelong member of the LaDue United Methodist Church and played the organ for church services for many years. She was a member of the Mt. Carmel Community Club and NARFE. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, one brother and his wife, Walter and Ruth Batschelett and one nephew, Larry Batschelett. She is survived by one brother, Dehn Batschelett of LaDue, two nephews, Dale and Kent Batschelett of Clinton; four nieces, Betty Braun, Darlene Woods, Linda Wareham, all of Clinton, and Rose Ann Endicott of Spring Hill, Kansas; also 14 great-nephews and nieces, as well as many other relatives and friends. Beloved sister, cherished aunt, loyal friend. These are just a few of the ways Iva would be described by those who knew and loved her. Her life was one of service and dedication to her friends, family and her Lord. Her time was spent with her favorite pastimes of sewing, crocheting, cooking and gardening. Iva made most of her wardrobe, always being a model in her appearance. Her ability to crochet beautiful afghans resulted in each family member being presented one, as well as many newlyweds receiving one as a wedding gift. Lots of babies were given an afghan to be warmly wrapped, including the many afghans and baby quilts that she donated to the "Festival of Sharing". Her garden included a variety of flowers and vegetables. She loved to share her flowers and often took arrangements to be used at church service and dinners. Her vegetable garden produced an abundance of home-canned items. Her love of cooking was shared with family each Sunday at the home of her brother, Dehn. She would rise early on Sunday morning and prepare food, which usually included fried chicken, cake or pies and a fruit salad. She would deliver this meal on her way to church where she faithfully played the organ for many years. After church the family would gather back at Dehn's home for the Sunday meal together. This weekly act of love earned her the title "meals on wheels". Having no children of her own, her nieces and nephews became her children. She took great pride in each of them, and as they married and had children and grandchildren, they also became like her own. Each member of the family, right down to the great-great nieces and nephews knew and loved "Aunt Iva". Our hearts are full of precious memories and our lives are certainly much richer because God allowed Iva to touch and bless each of us in a very special way. Funeral services were held at the Vansant-Mills Chapel on Friday, January 18. Burial was in the Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

MARKS, Laura B. "Dollie"
1885-1913
Hopewell Cemetery, Walker Twp, Henry Co, MO
Montrose Recorder, Nov 14 1913 - Miss Dollie Marks was born May 18, 1885 in Henry county, Mo., died Wednesday, Nov. 5, 1913 at the home of her parents near Hopewell north of Montrose, after a lingering illness. Five years ago she was converted and united with the Cumberland Presbyterian church at Hopewell and was a devoted Christian and faithful member of this church until her death. For several years she has been in poor health. All that could be done both in medical skill and tender nursing was done but to no avail and on the date above mentioned she passed to her reward. Through all her suffering she was ever cheerful, looking ever to Him, who doeth all things well. She leaves a father, mother, five brothers, three sisters and a host of other relatives and friends who have the sympathy of the entire community in this their sad hour. Funeral services were conducted Sunday afternoon at Hopewell church and burial at Hopewell cemetery.

MARKS, Ralph E.
1909-1996
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Ralph E. Marks, 87, Montrose, died Wednesday, July 24, 1996, at the Colonial Manor Nursing Home, Appleton City. He was born January 22, 1909 in Russell, Kansas, son of Frank and Lydia Fisher Marks. He was a farmer in the Otterville community for 20 years before moving to Montrose in 1986. He is survived by a sister, Kathryn E. Leeson, Battle Creek, Michigan; 18 nieces and nephews, numerous great-nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by two brothers and three sisters. The body was cremated. A memorial service will be held Saturday, August 24, at Bethlehem Baptist Church Cemetery, Florence.

MARKSBERRY, Florence Kathryn
1913-1999
Carrsville Cemetery, Big Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Kathryn Marksberry, 85, Clinton, died Friday, February 19, 1999, in Clinton. Kathryn was born August 21, 1913, at Blairstown, the daughter of James A. and Mary F. (McDonald) Marksberry. Miss Marksberry was a graduate of Central Missouri State Teachers College and had taught school at Compromise, Weaubleau and Lexington. She was a member of the Presbyterian Church in Blairstown and had served on the Golden Valley Hospital and Trinity Lutheran Hospital auxiliaries. She worked for 30 years as buyer for U.S. Steel in Kansas City and retired in 1976. Miss Marksberry had been living on the home farm at Blairstown before moving to Clinton a few years ago. She was an avid gardener and loved working in the yard with her flowers. She is survived by two sisters, Margaret Parratt, Clinton, and Dorthy Hayden, Chilhowee; one brother Kenneth Marksberry and wife Mildred, Clinton, and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by one sister, Mary Lee Marksberry on May 28, 1995, and one brother, James Marksberry Jr. in 1982. Funeral services were held Sunday, February 21, at Consalus Funeral Home in Chilhowee. Burial was at Carrsville Cemetery.

MARKSBERRY, Kenneth Arden
1922-2004
Englewood Cemetery (M), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 12 2004 - Kenneth Arden Marksberry 81, departed this life March 18, 2004, at Golden Valley Hospital, Clinton. He was born September 9, 1922, in Henry County near Blairstown, Mo. He was the son of James A. Marksberry and Mary Florence (McDonald) Marksberry. He graduated in 1940 from Blairstown School. His walk to school was two miles each way. On September 5, 1943, he married Mildred Berneice DeLozier. Kenneth served in the United States Navy during World War II in the South Pacific. After separation from the Navy he, his wife and daughter, Patricia, lived in Harrisonville where he was employed at DeLozier's John Deere dealership until 1947. At that time he purchased their family farm west of Blairstown where the family lived for the next 50 years. During that time they were members of the Quick City Baptist Church and later the Urich Baptist Church. Kenneth was a loving husband, Dad, granddad, and great-grandpa. He loved the outdoors. He was a successful farmer and stockman. He was a good steward of the land. While out checking his cattle, if he saw a thistle, he would stop and cut it up. He and his wife enjoyed fishing. He also enjoyed training his bird dogs for quail hunting during the winter months. After retiring he and his wife moved to Clinton in September 1997. Kenneth was a member of Northeast Baptist Church and the VFW Post 1894. Kenneth was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Mary Lee Marksberry and Kathryn Marksberry, and one brother, James A. Marksberry, Jr. He is survived by his wife, Mildred of 60 years; three daughters, Patricia Winkler, Clinton, Pamela Swezy, Raymore, Barbara Latifi, Springfield; one son Gary Marksberry of Sedalia; two sisters, Dorothy Hayden, Chilhowee, and Margaret Parrott, Clinton; nine grandchildren, six great-grand-children and many friends. Funeral services were held at Vansant-Mills Chapel Monday, March 22. Burial was in the Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

MARKSBERRY, Marjorie Maxine "Kinky" McINTIRE
1922-1992
Carpenter Cemetery, Chilhowee, Johnson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Mrs. Marjorie Marksberry, 54-B Swisher Drive, died Tuesday, November 3, 1992 at her home. - Marjorie Maxine "Kinky" Marksberry was born July 12, 1922 in Henry County, the daughter of Seldon D. and Hazel (Ross) McIntire. She passed away at her home in Clinton November 4, 1992, at the age of 70. Kinky was married to James Alfred Marksberry, Jr., May 23, 1940 in Warrensburg. To this union two daughters were born. Kinky and her husband farmed and raised stock in the Blairstown community. She was a lifelong resident of Blairstown until Mr. Marksberry passed away in 1982. After his death she moved to Clinton. Mrs. Marksberry was a member of the Blairstown Presbyterian Church. She is survived by a daughter, Sandra Engel of Clinton; a sister, Virginia Wall of Blairstown; four grandchildren, John James Engel, Robert Shane Engel, Shanda Renee' Gray, Brett Patrick Gray, and a great-grandson, John Kyle Engel. She was preceded in death by her husband, a daughter, Sharon Compton, and a sister, Imogene Spencer. Funeral services were held Saturday, November 7, 1992 at Consalus Chapel, Chilhowee. Burial was in Carpenter Cemetery, Johnson County.

MARKSBERRY, Mary Lee
1909-1995
Carrsville Cemetery, Big Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Mary Lee Marksberry, 85, Blairstown, died Sunday, May 28, 1995, at Westwood Nursing Home in Clinton. Mary Lee was born on the farm near Blairstown on August 22, 1909, the daughter of James Alfred and Mary Florence (McDonald) Marksberry. Mary Lee dedicated her life to the teaching profession. She was a graduate of Central Missouri State College, Warrensburg, the University of Missouri, Columbia, and completed her education at Chicago University, Chicago, Illinois, with a doctorate degree in education. In 1929, she started teaching in a one-room country school (Compromise) including all eight grades. At the time of her retirement in 1982, she was a professor emeritus of UMKC, Kansas City, in elementary education. She taught in many colleges and universities in the United States, including Hawaii; also in Vancouver British Columbia and Sidney, Australia. She had one book published. She was a member of the Presbyterian Church of Blairstown. She is survived by three sisters, Dorthy Hayden, Chilhowee, Kathryn Marksberry, Blairstown, and Margaret Parratt, Clinton; one brother, Kenneth Marksberry, Creighton. She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother James Marksberry Jr. Funeral services were Wednesday, May 31, at the Consalus Chapel in Chilhowee. Burial was in Carrsville Cemetery, Henry County.

MARLOW, Jonas G.
1845-1903
Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Springfield Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Missouri, Jul 4 1903 - The reaper visited the home of sister Elvira Marlow and tore from her loving embrace her dear husband. J. G. Marlow was born in Brackenridge, Ky. in 1846 and died at his home 6 miles southwest of Clinton June 19, 1903, at 8 a.m. He was married to Miss Elvira Journey Feb. 18, 1875 and for 28 years has been a kind and loving husband; a devoted Christian for 16 years; a member of Garland Baptist Church at the time of his death. Always present at his place of worship as long as health would permit. Tho a great sufferer, his faith ever grew stronger and brighter until the fatal malady, dropsy of the heart, closed his eyes to all that is earthly.

MARLOW, Leona Mae MAHAN
1928-2012
Laurel Oak Cemetery (M), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Leona M. Marlow, of Kansas City, Missouri, formerly of Windsor and Green Ridge, Mo., died late Thursday evening, December 27, 2012 at her home in Kansas City. She was born June 24, 1928, in Kansas City, Mo., the daughter of Ernest Roland Mahan and Jane Vivian (Strayer) Mahan. On August 5, 1945, in Olathe, Kansas, she married Gerald Eugene Marlow and he preceded her in death January 11, 1997. Leona worked as a beautician in Pasadena, California and the Warrensburg and Windsor area for several years. Earlier she had worked at various factory jobs including Gates Rubber Company and the Samsonite Luggage Company. She was currently a member of the North Gate Baptist Church, Kansas City, Mo. and had formerly been a member at Calvary Baptist Church, Windsor, Mo.; Green Ridge Baptist Church, Green Ridge, Mo. and Windsor Assembly of God Church. Leona taught Sunday School and Vacation Bible School for many years. Survivors include 2 sons, William George “Bill” Marlow (Nancy), Windsor, Mo.; David Eugene Marlow (Billie), Broken Arrow, Oklahoma; 4 daughters, Susan Lee Nickols (Nick), Olathe, Kansas; Peggy Ann Marlow (Tom), Ft. Lupton, Colorado; Nancy L. Hellem (Richard), Kansas City, Mo; and Janet Kay Utt, Kansas City, Mo.; 15 grandchildren; 6 step-grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; 14 step-great-grandchildren; 6 great-great-grandchildren; a brother, Kenneth Mahan (Pat), Warsaw, Mo.; a sister, Delores Abell (Tom), Palm Harbor, Florida; and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband and parents, Leona was preceded in death by 2 brothers, Delbert and Ernest; 2 sisters, Anna and Patricia; 2 grandsons, Kelly and Kyle; 3 great-grandchildren, Ethan, Joselyn and William. Funeral services will be Wednesday, January 2, 2013 at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial will be in the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

MAROLF, Edward Frederick
1894-1898
Ladue Cemetery, Davis Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Died near Ladue, October 8, 1898, Edward Frederick Marolf, son of Fred P. and Lena Marolf, aged three years, 10 months. Funeral in the M. E. Church. This little child, like a flower, was plucked by the hand of death but he is transplanted in a better, sweeter home.

MAROLF, Frederick P.
1863-1934
Ladue Cemetery, Davis Twp, Henry Co, MO
LaDue, Henry Co, MO - The life of one of our citizens was ended tragically last Thursday, July 5, the time will never be known as he was found dead about 7:30 p.m. and from the evidence he had been dead since about 8:30 or 9:00 a.m. About 7 a.m. he left his home in the northeast part of LaDue, telling his wife he was going to the farm, which is about three-fourths of a mile north of LaDue, to shoot some jack rabbits which were so numerous around a pond. When he didn't return at the noon hour she was not alarmed as he frequently ate dinner with the Batscheletts, who live on the farm. It was his custom to spend most of his time at the farm watering the stock, hoeing the garden, fixing the fence or any little thing that his hands found to do. In the evening he always helped with the milking before returning home so not being home at noon was not out of the ordinary. When he was not home by 6:30 his wife was not worried as the day was very warm and she thought probably he was waiting for the sun to set before coming home, but when he failed to come home by 7 she called the Batscheletts to inquire. They told her that he hadn't been there since about 8 a.m., when he came in for a drink of water and said he had started out to shoot some rabbits, but he was going back home and get the mail as soon as the train came in, which is eight o'clock. After getting his drink he left and that was the last he was seen alive. When his wife was informed that he had not been there since early morning she became alarmed and she and her daughter drove to the farm. George Batschelett went with them to the pond and there they found Mr. Marolf's lifeless body where it had been for several hours. There is quite an embankment around the pond with a fence around this embankment and it seems that he had climbed thru the fence and in lifting the gun over it was accidentally discharged and he was shot through the heart, the aorta being severed. He had then rolled back down the embankment to level ground. A dead rabbit lay beside the fence. County Coroner, Dr. W. T. Jennings of Clinton, was notified, and upon his arrival at the Marolf home, a jury was impaneled and an inquest held to inquire as to the cause of Mr. Marolf's death. The jury brought in the following verdict: We, the jurors, render verdict that he came to his death by accidental discharge of a shotgun in his own hands while out hunting - R. C. Grigsby, foreman; G. W. Neil, J. K. Chastain, D. W. Woods, L. C. Shoemaker, R. H. Robison. The witnesses who were called by the jury to testify were Mrs. Luella Marolf, the widow; her daughter Miss Bessie Sevier; and George Batschelett, who resided on the Marolf farm. Mrs. Marolf testified they found Mr. Marolf's dead body lying full-length, face downward on the private driveway skirting the cornfield on the south side of a cross wire fence just east of the Batschelett residence. His gun was on the north side of the fence and the jack rabbit that he had evidently killed was about 15 steps north of the fence. Miss Sevier's evidence corroborated her mother's. She brought out that the right barrel of the gun had evidently been discharged as it was empty and the left one contained a loaded shell. The gun lay on the ground, pointing west. George Batschelett, who lives on Mr. Marolf's farm and occupies the farm house, stated that he left his home early in the morning to help a neighbor thresh. Later he went to LaDue. His son, who was at home, said Mr. Marolf came to the house for a drink of water in the morning and afterward went out on the farm to hunt rabbits. Mr. Batschelett saw the body of Mr. Marolf in the position described by his widow. Fred P. Marolf was born 70 years ago last October 19, in Wilton, Iowa, the son of Peter and Anna Marolf, who were born in Switzerland. He was one of five children. His parents passed on and he leaves to morn his going one sister, Mrs. Mary Mitchell, near LaDue, and a brother Albert Marolf of Cheyenne Wells, Colo., also a half sister, Mrs. Rosa Fox of Montrose. His first wife died May 29, 1928 and a daughter, Mrs. Joe White, died July 4th, 1931, and four children died at an early age. He was married to Mrs. Louella Sevier in October 1929, and she survives. He united with the Christian church about five years ago and has been a faithful worker. He will be missed as a deacon in that church. The funeral services were conducted at the church Saturday afternoon and the body interred in the cemetery nearby, under the direction of Frank Lennartz of Montrose.

MAROLF, Howard Winn
1918-2001
Englewood Cemetery (M), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Daily Democrat, Sep 20 2001 - Howard Winn Marolf, son of Howard and Emma Lena (Winn) Marolf, was born March 24, 1918, on a farm in the Deepwater area and died at the Westwood Nursing Home, Clinton, on July 16, 2001, at the age of 83 years. Howard's father died when he was only five-years-old, leaving him as the only male in a family of four sisters and his mother. He worked with the Civilian Conservation Corps, sending money home to his family. In 1943, he married Margaret Adaline Meierotto. To this union three children were born, who he put through college, giving them the education he never had. He provided physical needs, was a moral compass and gave a great deal of love to his family. Howard joined the Army Air Corps shortly after the bombing of Pearl Harbor, serving in the South Pacific with the 5th Air Force, 90th Bomb Group, known as the "Jolly Rogers". He performed duties of flight engineer and top gunner in B-24 heavy bombers. He was chosen to serve in the "Pathfinder Unit" of the Air Force's "Sunset Mission" at the close of World War II. Because of his honorable battle record. Howard was selected as the flight engineer on the first plane that led the way for thousands of others coming home from the Pacific Theater. Howard was a prominent businessman. Following World War II, Howard bought Renchler's Skelley Station and built Marolf's tire and Radiator Shop. He sold the business to his son, Jim Marolf, who has carried on the business that his dad started and with which he was so proud and happy. Howard built several new buildings and renovated others around Clinton. He served several terms on Clinton's City Council and enjoyed working with the city personnel. Howard was known for his straight talk, being a man of his word and with him, what you saw was what you got. He never became attached to things and once made the statement, "I will sell anything except my wife and kids!" He loved his family and the city of Clinton, as well as Henry County. Howard is survived by his wife, Margaret A. Marolf, of the home; two sons, Jim Marolf of Clinton and his son, Scott Marolf of Kansas City, and John Marolf and wife, Sue, and their children, Tony, Samantha and Luke of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma; his daughter, Connie Boone and husband, James, and their children, Jay, Kathy and Jeff, of Jacksonville, Florida; three sisters, Mildred Ferro and Mary Stone, both of Clinton, and Dorothy Costley of Lee's Summit. Funeral services were held at Vansant-Mills Chapel on Thursday, July 19. Burial was at the Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

MAROLF, Margaret Adaline MEIEROTTO
1923-2002
Englewood Cemetery (M), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Daily Democrat, Apr 1 2002 - Margaret A. Marolf, daughter of James Leo and Violet Marie (Mohrweis) Meierotto, was born January 3, 1923, in Clinton, and died at the Golden Valley Hospital, Clinton, on March 16, 2002, at the age of 79 years. When Margaret was in high school, her dad died. After that time, Margaret, her mother and three sisters ran the Meierotto Diner on Second Street. There she learned many responsibilities and she became a great cook. She graduated from Clinton High School in 1940. She was married to Howard Marolf in 1942. They were married for nearly 59 years when he died July 16, 2001. It is said, "Behind every great man is a great woman", and Margaret was a great woman who supported Howard. Margaret and Howard had three children, two sons and one daughter, plus seven grandchildren. Margaret loved children. Mothering was her vocation and avocation. She was a second mom to many neighborhood children. The Marolfs were known for their burgers, fries and pie. Margaret enjoyed working with school groups by being room mother, working with the PTA and running Margaret's taxi service when her children were in school. She was a lifelong Catholic. She was active in her church until her health kept her from attending as much as she would like. She always participated in the Holy Rosary Catholic Church annual fall turkey dinner which she thoroughly enjoyed. Margaret was all about home and family. As stated in Proverbs 31, "Who can find a virtuous woman?" We found one in Margaret and she was a dandy. She is survived by one daughter, Connie Boone and husband, James, Jacksonville, Florida; two sons, John Marolf and wife, Sue, Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, and Jim Marolf, Clinton; two sisters, Patricia Henry and husband Keith, Clinton, and Joan East and husband Ira, Kansas City, Kansas; one brother-in-law, Joe Daughterty, Clinton, and seven grandchildren. Funeral mass was held at the Holy Rosary Catholic Church on Tuesday, March 19. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

MAROLF, Pauline "Linnie" BATSCHELET
1872-1928
Ladue Cemetery, Davis Twp, Henry Co, MO
LaDue, Henry Co, MO - Once more the death angel has visited in our midst and on Tuesday afternoon, May 29th, Mrs. Fred P. Marolf suddenly passed away with heart failure. Mrs. Marolf's maiden name was Pauline Batschelett, and she was born August 26th, 1872. She was a daughter of Benjamin and Elizabeth Batschelett, and was raised on the farm now owned by her brother, Henry Batschelett. She united with the German Reformed church at Prairie City, in her early girlhood, and was ever faithful to her Master's cause. She was married to Frederick P. Marolf, November 2, 1891, and to this union five children were born, four of whom passed away in their youth, whose names were Edward F., Henry A., Walter W., and Ida May Marolf, and one living daughter Mrs. Anna White, who is left to morn the loss of a loving mother, one of God's noblest women, whose life was pure. Because of Mrs. Marolf's sunny disposition and winning ways, she was surrounded by a host of friends, and her sudden death just at this time when there was so much in life to live for, has brought sadness to many hearts and cast a gloom over the whole community. She was a woman of refinement, just, gentle, and lovable, and with us she shall ever live in sweet memory. She was ever ready to lend a helping hand to those in need, and was loyal, and true to her many friends. She was ready for her Master's call to join her heavenly home, where there will be no more parting and sorrow, but the shadow of death seems almost unbearable, but God is ever ready to heal all our sorrows, if we trust in Him. The funeral services were held at her home east of LaDue, Thursday afternoon, and the remains were tenderly laid to rest by the side of her children in the LaDue cemetery. - Following news article: Mrs. F. P. Marolf was found dead by her husband Tuesday afternoon of last week, at her home near LaDue. A coroners inquest was held at the home on Tuesday night, when the following facts were brought out by those testifying: Mrs. Marolf had gathered some berries that day and had eaten a hearty dinner, being in good spirits. She had telephoned to her daughter and said she was feeling fine, although she had not been well for some time from heart trouble. She had gone to the large watering trough, taking a bucket, which she had filled and had set it down on the side of the trough, which is about seven feet long by three feet wide and made of cement, and in some way had fallen into the trough, possibly having had a heart attack. Later in the day her husband passing the trough found her lifeless body lying at full length on her back covered with three or four inches of water. He got her out of the trough and near neighbors helped him to remove the body into the house. Dr. Baggerly, of LaDue, was summoned, finding her lungs full of water and that she was beyond any human help. The jury's verdict was that the deceased had come to her death from accidental drowning. The members of the jury were: B. F. McKeaigg, foreman, Allen J. Turk, Ed Hillebrand, Raymond Tribble, E. C. Turk, and William Batschelet. Besides her husband she leaves one daughter, Mrs. Joseph White, who lives near the home farm, and who has been most devoted to her parents. The funeral was conducted at her late home Thursday afternoon. Interment in LaDue.

MARQUIS, Gerald Bunn "Skip"
1905-1996
Love Cemetery, Cedar Springs, Cedar Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Gerald Bunn Marquis, son of James and Cornelia Marquis, was born April 27, 1905, at Cedar Springs. He died July 16, 1996, at Sac Osage Hospital. On December 10, 1929, he was united in marriage to Oma Schmidt. To this union six children were born. He was preceded in death by his son, Gerald Laverne; a grandson, his parents and three sisters, Fern Casey, Janice Hackleman and Leila Pleburn. He is survived by his wife of over 66 years, Oma; one son, Donald of Collins; four daughters, Dorothy Williams of Roscoe, Lois Evans and Doris Hart of Osceola and Donis Ross of Clinton; 10 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. He is also survived by two brothers, Warren of Pleasant Hill and Russell of Kansas City; two sisters, Jean Parsley of ElDorado Springs and Genevieve La Follette of Kansas City, nieces and nephews and many friends. At the age of 18 he joined the U.S. Navy. He spent four years sailing in the Pacific. He loved to tell stories of the many island, countries and seaports that he visited. In 1931, he and Oma started a grocery business at Rookins. They later moved to another store at Cobb. In 1942, they bought the grocery store in Roscoe, which they operated until retiring in 1975. Skip, as he was affectionately known by his friends, enjoyed hunting and fishing, was an avid reader, loved animals and enjoyed cooking outdoors for his family. He was a 50-year member of Circle Lodge 342 at Roscoe. His greatest love was his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was never too busy to take time for them. He was always interested in what the grandchildren were doing and he attended many of their activities. He continued to support and show great interest in them as adults. He was interested in their chosen careers and spent much time talking to them during their many visits. Great-grandchildren were an added joy to his life. Funeral services were Friday, July 19, at the Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel. Burial was in Love Cemetery.

MARQUIS, Oma L.
1908-2002
Love Cemetery, Cedar Springs, Cedar Co, MO
Clinton Daily Democrat, Feb 5 2002 - Oma L. Marquis, 93, Roscoe, died Monday, February 4, 2002, at Big Spring Care Center, Humansville. She was a homemaker. Funeral services will be Wednesday, February 6, at Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel, Osceola, with burial in Love Cemetery, ElDorado Springs.

MARR, Margaret L.
1919-2002
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Daily Democrat, Jun 28 2002 - Margaret L. Marr, 83, Leeton, died Thursday, June 27, 2002, at Golden Valley Hospital, Clinton. Graveside services will be Saturday, June 29, at Calhoun Cemetery, Calhoun. She was born in New Madrid. She was married to B. Dale Marr, who died April 26, 1989. She had lived on the farm for 50 years. She was a taxidermist. She attended the Leeton Baptist Church. She is survived by her daughter, Julie Ann Kyser of Butler, one sister, Julia Crowley of Carlsbad, New Mexico; two grandchildren, David Kyser and Tiffany Gustin; three great-grandchildren, Trey Gustin, Canden Gustin and Katelyn Kyser; her longtime companion, Louis Raveill, and a number of nieces and nephews.

MARRIOTT, Harold Clyde
1916-1989
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Harold C. Marriott, 72, passed away Monday, April 10, 1989, at Sycamore View Nursing Home where he had resided the last two weeks. He was born September 4, 1916, in Versailles. In 1943, he married Martha Penny in El Paso, Texas, while serving in World War II. They came to Clinton after the war and Harold worked in the P and O Hardware Store with his brother-in-law, Cecil Everhart. Harold later took a sales position with Richard-Conover of Kansas City, moving to Nevada, Missouri. shortly afterward, he continued to travel for the company. After about seven years, they moved back to Clinton where Harold worked for Stewart-Nattinger as a salesman for approximately 16 years. He is survived by his wife, Martha of the home; mother-in-law, Mary Clawson; two daughters, Melinda Murphey of Herndon, Va., and Terri Koehler of Lee's Summit; two son-in-laws, three granddaughters; two brothers, Dan and Floyd Marriott, both of Excelsior Springs, and two sisters, Ruth King of Excelsior Springs and Linda Coughlin of Dallas, Texas. He was preceded in death by one brother, Estol, two sisters, Veta Huffman and Clara Everhart, and his parents, Elbert and Isa Marriott. Harold was a member of the First Baptist Church of Clinton where he was active until his health prevented his attending. He was always busy gardening or with projects around the house and took great joy in his work. Funeral services were held Thursday, April 13, at Consalus Funeral Home.

MARRIOTT, Martha Fay PENNY
1920-2013
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Martha Fay Marriott, age 93 and formerly of Clinton, died Sunday, October 20, 2013, at Del Mar Gardens, Overland Park, KS. Martha was born on June 16, 1920 to Mary Elizabeth Clawson of Jackson, TN. After school, she went to work and married Harold Clyde Marriott on September 11, 1943. She was a self-employed beauty operator in Clinton for many years. She was a member of First Baptist Church, Clinton. Survivors include her two daughters, Melinda Murphey (Joe) of Leawood, KS, and Terri Koehler (Tony) of Overland Park, KS; nine grandchildren, Lindsey, Stephanie, Hannah, Nina, Joseph, Janel and Parker Murphey and Faith and Anthony Koehler, all of the Kansas City area; and a nephew, Johnny Everhart of Blairstown, MO. Preceding her in death were her parents and her husband. A funeral service will be conducted on Friday, October 25, 2013 at the funeral home, with interment following at Clinton Memory Gardens.

MARSH, George Purcell
1820-1904
Montrose Cemetery, Montrose, Deepwater Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Missouri, Oct 29 1904 - George Marsh, one of the pioneers near Montrose, died Thursday morning of old age. He was the father of Mrs. Sol Kahn and W. H. Marsh. - Clinton MO, Nov 5 1904 - George Marsh, whose death was mentioned in last week's issue, was born in Tenn., Aug 6, 1820 and was 84 at the time of his death. He moved to Indiana, then to Illinois and came to Mo., about 1870. He lived for a time in Cass County but after the building of the M.K. & T. railroad, he came to Montrose and for some time was in the hotel business. He and his sons and son-in-law were engaged in farming east of Montrose and for many years were extensive growers of broom corn. Since the death of his wife some years ago, he has made his home with his children, principally with his son, John, who lives on the old home farm, where he died at 5:25 a.m. and was laid to rest by the side of his wife. Burial in Montrose Cemetery.

MARSH, Jay Lancelot "Lance"
1882-1904
Montrose Cemetery, Montrose, Deepwater Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Missouri, May 28 1904 - Jay Lancelot Marsh, aged 22, died at the home of his parents in Montrose May 23, 1904, about 1:15 a.m. of a species of heart disease. Lance is a son of W. H. Marsh of the firm of Mann & Marsh, and had been assisting in the business. He had been complaining lately of some trouble of the breast and neck but went ahead attending to business as usual. Last Saturday evening, he went to Clinton to stay over Sunday to see a game of baseball between a Kansas City club and the Clinton nine, coming home on the 9 p.m. train. He met and talked with the boys about the game, seeming as well as usual. Jasper Ballard asked him to go home and stay all night with him but he said he would go some other time. About 11 p.m. his brother George, who slept in the same room, noticed that there was something wrong with Lance and tried to arouse him but failed and then called other members of the family. Dr. J. M. Miller was summoned and later Dr. Gissey was called but he never regained consciousness. Funeral services were at the home, then the remains were buried in the Montrose Cemetery, west of town. Lance was fond of music and it was his delight to meet up with congenial spirits on pleasant nights and with banjo, guitar, etc. to make the rounds of the town serenading friends. His death is a sad blow to the family and he will be missed. His father placed a great confidence in him and his death will not only be a social loss but a financial loss as well.

MARSH, Lorene Melva LEWIS
1925-1991
Fairview Cemetery, Holden, Johnson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Lorene Melva Marsh, 66, Kingsville, died Wednesday, Oct. 9, 1991, at her home. She was born Feb. 13, 1925 in Kansas City, the daughter of Henry Robert Lewis and Ada Belle Craft Lewis. She was a graduate of Southeast High School, Kansas City, and had lived in Kansas City until 1969, when she moved to Kingsville. On June 12, 1954, she married Roger Marsh in Kansas City. Mrs. Marsh was a bookkeeper for Commerce Trust Bank of Kansas City from 1942 to 1957. She was a member of the Chilhowee Restoration Branch of Jesus Christ Church. She had been a Sunday school teacher and contralto vocalist for many years for the Kansas City and Central Missouri Stake areas of the RLDS Church. She is survived by her husband Roger of the home; three sons, Roger W. Marsh, Oak Grove, Donald L. Marsh, Kingsville, and Larry Russell Marsh, Holden; a brother Russell C. Lewis, Raytown; a sister Velma Lewis, Kingsville; and eight grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a sister Vera Donna Fa Lewis. Funeral services were held at Saturday, Oct. 12, at the Restoration Branch Church in Chilhowee. Burial was in Fairview RLDS Cemetery in Holden under the direction of the Ben Cast & Son-Wood Funeral Home, Holden.

MARSH, Martha
n/a-1895
Montrose Cemetery, Montrose, Deepwater Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton, MO, Sep 21 1895 - Martha Marsh, who lived near Montrose and ran away with Charles Jenkins, to whom she was married in Johnson county, committed suicide Monday night by taking laudanum. Jenkins is serving two years in the pen for being too muchly married. The other wife is living in Nebraska. Burial at Montrose. Thus endeth a sad chapter.

MARSH, Nannie DANIELS
abt 1864-1900
Bethlehem Cemetery, Bethlehem Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, May 1900 - Nannie Daniels Marsh, born in Jackson County, Ohio, died at her home in Clinton May 19, 1900. Between the dates of her birth and death lies a life in which many who now live in Clinton and Jackson have the strongest interest; feel that they would fain hold it from passing out into the silence. Nannie Daniels, as most of us knew her, passed her earliest girlhood in Jackson, Ohio. She moved with her parents, in 1884, to Henry County and on March 9, 1886, was married to James E. Marsh. Most of the time since her marriage, she has resided in Clinton, where she has a wide circle of friends. About a year ago, she was taken with pulmonary trouble and the dreaded disease gradually sapped the dear life away, leaving a devoted husband companionless and four little children motherless. Saturday evening, May 19, at 7 o'clock, God healed her suffering. "His finger touched her and she slept." The remains were laid to rest in Bethlehem cemetery.

MARSHALL, Edna Louise BLAKE
1913-1999
Englewood Cemetery (M), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Edna Louise Marshall, 85, Clinton, died Monday, June 28, 1999, at Clinton Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center. She was born on a small farm near Snyder, Nebraska, August 31, 1913, the daughter of Ed and Annie Blake. Following high school graduation in Nickerson, Nebraska, in 1932, she attended Angeles Temple Bible School in Los Angeles, California, married and stared a family there. Mrs. Marshall settled in Clinton with her husband, Howard in 1974. She was a faithful and active member of the Clinton assembly of God Church, teaching Sunday School and playing the piano, as well as other church duties. She is survived by her husband, Howard O. Marshall of the home; one son, William E. Marshall of Orange Vale, California; two daughters, Mary Lynn Morris of Creighton and JoAnne Crawford of Garden City, Kansas; nine grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the Vansant-Mills Chapel on Thursday, July 1. Burial was in the Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

MARSHALL, Ernest Nowell "Ernie"
1921-1982
Englewood Cemetery (M), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Miami County, Indiana - Ernest Marshall, 61, Clinton, Mo., died Tuesday evening, Aug. 24 1982, in Clinton. He was born in Pipe Creek Twp., Miami County, Indiana, in 1921, the son of Hugh V. and Merl A. Marshall. He was married to Betty Showalter, and she survives. Also surviving are his mother of Peru; a brother, Thurman, Bennetts Switch; two sisters, Helen Zerbe and Audrewy McElheny, both of Peru; a daughter, Ann Medlock of Clinton, Mo.; and three grandchildren. Mr. Marshall was a former owner of Modern Book Bindery in Portland. Services will be Friday morning at the Clinton United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Clinton.

MARSHALL, Howard Otis
1907-1999
Englewood Cemetery (M), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Daily Democrat, Sep 1 1999 - Howard Otis Marshall, son of Alpha and Francis Isett Marshall, was born December 18, 1907, in Worthing, South Dakota, and died Thursday, August 19, 1999, at Golden Valley Hospital, Clinton. After 16 years on the farm, he moved to Wapello, Iowa, with his parents and began working at a grocery store. He later attended Business College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and following graduation there, he was employed by National Biscuit Company for 17 years, before he resigned. He worked as a traveling salesman for many years and sold Buda engines and oil field equipment throughout the western and central states. He settled in Clinton in 1974, following retirement. He was a member of the Assembly of God Church and was very active in the Royal Rangers and was also bookkeeper for the nursery school for many years. He was the chairman of the advisory council for the Clinton Senior Center for nine years. He also served on the Clinton Senior Center building committee as treasurer for eight years. Howard was preceded in death by his first wife, Dorothy in 1948, and his wife, Edna, on June 28, 1999, and also two grandchildren. He is survived by one son, William E. Marshall of Orangevale, California; two daughters, Mary Lynn Morris of Creighton and JoAnne Crawford of Garden City; two sisters, Theda Marshall and Dorothy Moeller, both of Denver, Colorado; as well as nine grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the Vansant-Mills Chapel on Monday, August 23. Burial was in the Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

MARSHALL, Ilah Vivian GARLAND
1923-2001
Laurel Oak Cemetery (M), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Daily Democrat, Jul 23 2001 - Ilah V. Marshall, 77, Windsor, died Sunday evening, July 22, 2001, at the Golden valley Hospital in Clinton. She was born November 18, 1923, in Henry County, near Windsor, the daughter of Earl T. garland and Myrtle May (Crews) Garland. On August 7, 1946, in Windsor, she married John T. "Tom" Marshall, who survives of the home. Mrs. Marshall was a member of the Brandon United Methodist Church, near Windsor, and a member of the Windsor VFW Ladies Auxiliary. In addition to her husband, she is survived by a son, John M. "Mike" Marshall, Windsor; two sisters, Thelma Bailey, Windsor, and Verna Mae Walters, Calhoun; a brother, Dean Garland, Greenwood, and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be Tuesday, July 24, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial will be in the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

MARSHALL, John Charles "Jay"
1932-1992
Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington Co, VA
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - John Charles (Jay) Marshall of Rockville, Maryland, died January 3, 1992, of lung cancer. He was born February 1, 1932, at home near Windsor, the son of John Ross Marshall and Maggie Agnes (Durbin) Marshall. He married Ruth Elizabeth Acker on October 20, 1951. He is survived by his wife of the home; two daughters, Sheryl Jeanette Marshall Cunningham of Palm City, Florida, and Becky Sue Marshall Moser of Severna Park, Maryland; three granddaughters, and many, many friends. He served in the U.S. Navy as an electronic technician 1st Class, about the U.S.S. Princeton, U.S.S. Destroyer Escort and the U.S.S. Missouri. He worked 30 years for IBM, retiring in 1986, computers and programming a specialty. He was cremated. A memorial service was held January 10 at Glenmount United Methodist Church followed by burial in a crypt at Arlington National Cemetery.

MARSHALL, John T. "Tommy"
1921-2002
Laurel Oak Cemetery (M), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Daily Democrat, Nov 11 2002 - John T. "Tommy" Marshall, 81, Windsor, died Sunday morning, November 10, 2002, at Golden Valley Hospital, Clinton. He was born November 9, 1921, in Windsor, the son of Walter H. Marshall and Pearl H. (Dampier) Marshall. On August 7, 1946, in Windsor, he married Ilah Vivian Garland, who died July 22, 2001. Mr. Marshall was a farmer and also worked at the International Shoe Factory, Windsor, for 21 years. He also worked at the Whiteman Air Force Base for 17 years. He was a World War II Army veteran. He was a member of the Brandon United Methodist Church, near Windsor, and the VFW Post 2610, Windsor. He is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, John M. "Mike" and Nancy Marshall, Windsor. He was also preceded in death by his sister, Hattie Funk. Funeral services will be Tuesday, November 12, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial will be in Laurel Oak Cemetery.

MARSHALL, Joseph Roy
1898-1993
Laurel Oak Cemetery (M), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - J. Roy Marshall, 94, Windsor, died Saturday evening, February 20, 1993 at Golden Valley Hospital in Clinton. He was born near Windsor, March 8, 1898, the son of Joseph Marshall and Hettie J. Dunn Marshall. On March 12, 1919, in Leeton, he married Rowena Diamond Boyd, who survives of the home. Mr. Marshall was a retired farmer and a member of First Baptist Church, Windsor. Survivors include two sons, Joseph M. Marshall and Glen B. Marshall, both of Shawnee, Ks.; three grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. Graveside services will be Tuesday, Feb. 23, at the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

MARSHALL, Lewis Harris
1921-1996
Clinton Daily Democrat - Lewis Harris Marshall of Columbia died Monday, February 26, 1996, at his home. He was 74. Mr. Marshall and his wife, the former Virginia Shepherd of Clinton, moved to Columbia three years ago. Mrs. Marshall said her husband was a person who loved the outdoors. He loved to fish and would enjoy catching any kind. He also liked to spend time in woodworking. Mr. Marshall was born November 11, 1921, in Poplar Bluff to Sterling and Etna Penelope Marshall. He married Virginia Shepherd on October 26, 1976, in Las Vegas. Mr. Marshall was an Air Force senior master sergeant. He retired after 22 years of service in February 1964. He spent the majority of his time in New Guinea, where he was injured in World War II. He also served in Japan and and Middle East. Mr. Marshall served as an electrical engineer in the Air Force. After retirement from the service, he worked for Union Oil of Los Angeles as a field engineer until his retirement in December 1976. During that time, Mr. Marshall helped put in the microwave system from L.A. to Houston.

MARSHALL, Rowena Ellen BOYD
1900-1993
Laurel Oak Cemetery (M), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Rowena Marshall, 92, Windsor, died Friday, March 19, 1993 at her home in Windsor. She was born September 1, 1900 in Windsor, the daughter of David Marshall Boyd and Frances Ursula Hudson Boyd. On March 12, 1919, in Leeton, she married Joseph Roy Marshall, who preceded her in death February 20, 1993. Mrs. Marshall was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church, Windsor. Survivors include two sons, Joseph M. Marshall and Glen B. Marshall, both of Shawnee, Ks.; three grandchildren, Susan Malone, Peggy Bray, Scott Alan Marshall; 6 great-grandchildren. Graveside services were Monday, March 22, at the Laurel Oak Cemetery in Windsor.

MARTI, Edward Franklin
1870-1950
Laurel Oak Cemetery (M), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Edward Franklin Marti, son of Benjamin and Mary Corman Marti was born March 18, 1870, in Benton county, Missouri, and passed away, after a lingering illness, March 20, 1950, at the age of 80 years and two days, at the family home in Green Ridge, Missouri. On October 29, 1899, he was united in marriage to Jessie Mildred Spangenberg in Warrensburg, who passed away just three years ago on March 21, 1947. To this union were born four sons and two daughters, Hershell and Estelle of the home, Virgil of near Knob Noster, Elbert of Windsor, and Mary Frances Harms of near Windsor. One son, Lester Alvin passed away at the age of 15 years. Mr. Marti was the sixth of a family of nine children; the following brothers and sisters survive: Mrs. Louisa Adella Winzenried, Fort Collins, Colorado; Mrs. Ida Mae Wright, Crane, Missouri; Mrs. Ella Nora Davis and Mrs. Rosena Elbert, Joseph William Marti and Samuel Richard Marti, all of Windsor, being preceded in death by one sister, Mrs. Caroline Hughes and one brother, John Albert Marti. Also surviving are five grandsons and five granddaughters and one great granddaughter. Mr. Marti's entire life was spent as a farmer near Windsor, with the exception of the past few years when the family moved to Green Ridge to make their home. Funeral services were held at the Presbyterian Church in Green on Wednesday, March 22, 1950. Pall bearers were six nephews: Harold, Ralph, Everett and Kenneth Marti, Ernest Davis, and Harry Winzenried. Burial in Laurel Oak Cemetery at Windsor.

MARTI, Elbert "Doc"
1910-1999
Laurel Oak Cemetery (M), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Windsor Review, Windsor MO - Elbert "Doc" Marti, age 88, of Windsor, Missouri, died Saturday afternoon, February 13, 1999 at the Truman Valley Healthcare Nursing Home in Windsor. He was born May 28, 1910, in Windsor, Missouri, the son of Edward Franklin Marti and Jessie Mildred (Spangenburg) Marti. On November 29, 1931 in Windsor, Missouri, he married Allene Puckett, who preceded him in death on January 15, 1991. In June of 1992, in Springfield, Missouri, he married Mildred Jewell (Kenney) Hughes who survives at the home in Windsor. Mr. Marti owned and operated Marti's Barber Shop in Windsor for over 45 years. He was a Navy Veteran of World War II. He was a member of the Windsor Masonic Lodge #29 for over 60 years and a member of the Ararat Shrine in Kansas City, Missouri for over 50 years. He was also a member of the Windsor United Methodist Church, the American Legion, and was active in many community improvements and developments. He enjoyed numerous outdoor activities including hunting, fishing, vegetable gardening, growing roses and golfing. In addition to his wife, survivors include a son, Elbert Franklin Marti of Warsaw, Missouri, a grandson, Terry Marti, two granddaughters, Robin Pennington and Joy Shearin, two great grandsons, Keith Pennington and Austin Shearin; two step-sons, Joe Hughes of Port Isabell, Texas, and Dean Hughes of Windsor, Missouri, three step-grandchildren, Karen Heslop, Kevin Hughes, and Travis Hughes; and five step-grandchildren. Also surviving is his former daughter-in-law, Dorothy Marti and his close friends, Russ, Alice and Kim Fosnow. Funeral services were held on Wednesday, February 17, at the Hadley Funeral Home in Windsor. Burial was in the Laurel Oak Cemetery in Windsor.

MARTI, Everette William
1910-2005
Englewood Cemetery (M), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Nov 14 2005 - Everette W. Marti was born February 11, 1910 in Windsor, son of William and Bessie Carter Marti. He died November 1, 2005, at Westwood Nursing Center. He came to Clinton in 1950 and opened M&M Book Store. He was a member of the Presbyterian Church and also a member of Rotary since 1950 and up until the time of his passing he held the longest membership. He also enjoyed fishing and golf. He married the former Mary Frances Poage on February 15, 1935, at Homer, Louisiana. His parents, wife, and one sister Verna Mae Nydegger preceded him in death. He is survived by his son David and wife Mary Lou, Clinton; three nieces, Betty Barton, Houston, Texas, Sarah Kelley, Sacramento, California, Jane Wiltz, St. Paul, Minnesota; two nephews, Ray Nydegger, San Antonio, Texas, and Joe Scrogham, Oakland, California, and one sister-in-law, Helen Scrogham, Palm Desert, California. Funeral services were held November 4, at Consalus Funeral Home. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery.

MARTI, Joseph William "Will"
1874-1958
Laurel Oak Cemetery (M), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Windsor, MO, 1985 - Will Marti, Grocer Here For 35 Years, Passed Away Friday. Will Marti, 84, one of the partners in the Carter-Marti-Carter grocery store here for 35 years, died Friday afternoon at his home here following several days' illness. The store was where Gerbes Market now is located at Jackson and South Main streets. Funeral services were conducted at the Huston funeral home Sunday afternoon. Burial was in the Laurel Oak Cemetery. Joseph William Marti was born March 29, 1874 on a farm in Benton County, three miles east of Windsor. He was one of nine children born to Mary Corman and Benedict Marti. He was married to Bessie Carter, October 9, 1906 and to this union two children were born. Mr. Marti was in the grocery business with his father-in-law and brother-in-law for 35 years in the firm known as Carter-Marti-Carter. Survivors are his wife of the home, a daughter, Mrs. Verna Mae Nydegger of Houston, Tex., and a son Everette Marti, of Clinton. He also leaves one sister, Mrs. A. J. Wright, Crane; three grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

MARTI, Lyle Clayton
1945-2008
Laurel Oak Cemetery (M), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 31 2008 - Lyle Clayton Marti, 62 of Butler, Missouri, formerly of Windsor, Mo., died Tuesday evening, January 29, 2008 at the St. Joseph Medical Center, Overland Park, Kansas. He was born December 24, 1945, on the family farm in Johnson County, Missouri, the son of Virgle Roy Marti and Cora Audrey (Miller) Marti, the youngest of three boys. He was a Christmas Eve baby and a special needs child who was greatly loved by his parents and family. Lyle’s caregivers at Heartland of Willow Lane in Butler, Mo., where he had resided since April 7, 1983, recognized and appreciated his happy disposition and easy-to-please nature. He and his brother Marion enjoyed each other’s company. Survivors include his older brother, Marion Miller Marti, Butler, Mo., and several cousins. He was preceded in death by his brother, Alvin Lowell Marti on June 15, 1983. Graveside services will be Friday, February 1, at Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

MARTI, Marion
1935-2008
Laurel Oak Cemetery (M), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Marion Marti, 72, of Butler, Missouri, formerly of Windsor, Mo., died Saturday afternoon, February 16, 2008, at the Heartland of Willow Lane Care Center, Butler, Mo. He was born September 11, 1935, on the family farm in Johnson County, Missouri, the first son of Virgle Roy Marti and Cora Audrey (Miller) Marti. In 1983, he moved, with his brother, Lyle, into Heartland of Willow Lane Care Center, Butler, Mo. Marion was a visually handicapped child who grew into an adult with strong opinions about cars and tractors. Ford cars and anything but a John Deere Tractor were considered "junk." Although blindness denied Marion of the joy of seeing snowfall or putting together a face with a name, Marion's gift was voice recognition and he greeted his caregivers' at Willow Lane from the sound of their voice. Nor could blindness rob him of his curiosity. Marion would inquire "what kind of car do you drive?" and said he "wouldn't give a nickel for a Ford." His memory was so keen that he would remember, years later, a person’s car. Marion had a wonderful sense of humor and a belly laugh that was so contagious that people around him would laugh out loud without knowing why. Marion loved his brother Lyle and they could often be seen next to the bird aviary, at Willow Lane Nursing Home, holding hands. Marion touched an innumerable number of lives through the years. After his passing, a nurse's aide said, "Do you see the snow? That's for Marion, so he can see the beauty of the snowfall." Survivors include several cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents; 2 brothers, Alvin Lowell Marti on June 15, 1983, and Lyle Clayton Marti on January 29, 2008. Graveside services were Tuesday, February 19, at Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

MARTI, Mary CORMAN
1837-1923
Laurel Oak Cemetery (M), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
For the first time in the history of the present house where Mr. and Mrs. Ben Marti live death invaded the home and claimed the wife and mother. She was one of the oldest and most popular citizens of the county and had spent her life in ministering to others. Marie Corman was born April 15, 1837, in Berne, the capital of Switzerland, and was the oldest child of a family of three children. She came to America with her parents, landing June 3, 1851. They lived in Ohio until she was grown and was married to Ben Marti, April 7, 1858, to whom the following children were born: Caroline, Louisa Adella, John Albert, Rosena, Ella Nora, Edward Franklin, Samuel Richard, Joseph William and Ida Mae, the youngest now home. They removed from Ohio to Missouri in the early spring of 1866, and settled on the farm where she passed away, having resided there for 57 years. Mrs. Marti had been a consistent and faithful member of the German Evangelical Church for more than 50 years and was loyal and devoted to the church of her faith. She is survived by her aged companion, to whom she had been married for more than 64 years, also by eight children, all of whom were present except the eldest son, John A., who resides at Redlands, Calif., but who sent a message saying it was impossible to be here. The eldest daughter, Caroline having died August 9, 1905. She is also survived by one brother, Jacob Corman of Cole Camp, one brother, John Corman, having died in the fall of 1909. There are also twenty-one living grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. This good woman entered into rest about 8 o'clock Sunday evening the 21st of January, at the age of 86 years, 9 months and 6 days. She seemed strong and vigorous and enjoyed her housework until just a few days before the last hours came. Funeral services were conducted at the late home at Tuesday afternoon. She was laid to rest in beautiful Laurel Oak cemetery to await the Resurrection of the Just.

MARTI, Mildred KENNEY HUGHES
1912-1999
Laurel Oak Cemetery (M), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Daily Democrat, Sep 14 1999 - Mildred (Hughes) Marti, 87, Windsor, died Saturday, September 11, 1999, at Golden Valley Hospital in Clinton. She was the daughter of Leslie R. Kenney and Jessie (Green) Kenney. On November 21, 1936, in Leeton, she married William S. (Billy) Hughes, who died May 17, 1981. In June 1992 in Springfield, she married Elbert (Doc) Marti, who died February 13, 1999. As a young girl she worked at her father's newspaper, The Leeton Shield, as a "printer's devil" for several years. She was a member of the Windsor United Methodist Church. Survivors include two sons, Joe K. Hughes, Port Isabell, Texas, and Dean Hughes, Windsor; three grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by three sisters, Esther, Ruth and Lucy, and two brothers, George and Charles. Funeral services were Tuesday at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial was in the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

MARTI, Ralph E.
1908-1999
Laurel Oak Cemetery (M), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Ralph E. Marti, 91, of Willow Springs, Missouri, formerly of Windsor, Missouri, died early Saturday morning, September 25, 1999, at Willow Springs Healthcare in Willow Springs, Missouri. He was born February 19, 1908, in Windsor, the son of Samuel Richard Marti and Lottie Louise (Baugh) Marti. On June 29, 1946, he married Sarah Marie Anderson, who died September 6, 1981. He worked for 40 years as a shoe cutter for the International Shoe Company. Survivors include 3 sons: Richard Feagans, Pleasant Hill, Fred Feagans, Glendale, Arizona, and Arthur Feagans, Willow Springs, two daughters: Barbara Eldred, Windsor, and Vivian Powell, Jackson, Mississippi; 23 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Graveside services were Tuesday, September 28, at the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

MARTI, Velma SIMS
1916-2006
Laurel Oak Cemetery (M), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Velma Marti, 89, of Windsor, Missouri, died Monday morning, April 10, 2006, at her home in Windsor. She was born on December 25, 1916, in Windsor, Mo., the daughter of Lester Franklin Sims and Ivory Venus (Hutsler) Sims. On July 17, 1937, in Windsor, Mo., she married Kenneth Richard "Hans" Marti, who preceded her in death on June 15, 1985. Mrs. Marti was a co-owner and operator of the Marti Poultry Farm, known the world over for their quality poultry products, from 1939 to the present. Velma and Hans were in the forefront of the hatchery business when Windsor was known as the Chicken Captial of the United States. Later in life, Velma enjoyed traveling to exotic locations around the world including Hong Kong, China, Switzerland, Europe and Mexico. She loved shopping, cooking, working with her flowers, music, going out with friends, weekend trips to Branson, and reading the newspaper. She was a member of the Windsor United Methodist Church and the Windsor Keystone Club. Survivors include a daughter and her husband, Mary Kay and Bruce Crow, Windsor, Mo.; 2 granddaughters, Elizabeth Marti Crow, San Diego, California and Erin Ashley Crow, Columbia, Mo.; a sister-in-law, Kay Sims, Clinton, Mo.; a niece, Kathy Hill, Clinton, Mo., and several cousins. In addition to her husband, Velma was preceded in death by a son, Richard Keith Marti; a brother, Kenneth Franklin Sims; and a half-brother, Jimmie Dale Sims. Funeral services will be Thursday morning, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial will be in the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

MARTIN Alva Gene
1922-1999
Englewood Cemetery (M), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Alva Gene Martin was born April 15, 1922, the second child of Alva Cleveland and Alta Jewell Davis Martin, on the family farm east of Clinton, and died on May 2, 1999, at the age of 77, at St. Luke's Medical Center, Kansas City. His family continued to live on the family farm following his father's death in February 1931 until September 1936, when they moved to 8th and Bodine, and later to 502 E. Jefferson in Clinton. He attended grade school at Bethlehem School, east of Clinton, and was a member of the graduating class of 1940 from Clinton High School. During his high school years, Alva Gene delivered the Kansas city Star on a route on his bicycle. He also worked at Hartley's Frosty Malt Shop prior to beginning his lifelong career in the printing field at The Clinton Eye, as a "printer's devil". He continued to work at The Clinton Daily Democrat after the White family purchased The Clinton Eye, and then later worked at The Printery in Clinton. He was converted in 1936 and joined the first Baptist Church where he was a lifelong member, deacon, Sunday School superintendent and grandson of one of its 20 charter members in 1866. In his retirement years, he worked at First Baptist as their maintenance engineer, fixer and doer of all jobs he saw that needed to be done. His church was a very important part of his life and he met his wife of 42 years there. He and Virginia Swacker of Esther were united in marriage on February 20, 1947, at Armour Heights Baptist Church in Kansas City. Virginia came to Clinton from Southwest Baptist College in Bolivar to be the First Baptist Church secretary in 1945. She preceded him in death on March 19, 1989. Alva Gene enlisted in the Army in 1942 and served in the Quartermaster Corps during World War II in North Africa and Sicily. He was discharged in 1945, and returned to make his home in Clinton and to return to his printing position at The Clinton Eye. He was also a member of the 1st Battalion, 129th Field Artillery, Missouri Army National guard in Clinton until his retirement. His life was one of service to others, not expecting or wanting anything in return. Although he and his wife had no children, they "adopted" all nieces and nephews on each side of the family and cared for them as their own. They also were very interested in the children of their church family and made many lifelong friends, caring and doing for these "extended" children. He and Virginia were known to many as Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus. Alva Gene depicted Santa both at church and in the community. Alva Gene served as civil defense director for Henry County for many years. He was a member and past commander of the Clinton VFW Post #1894. He made many contributions to his city, his church, his family and his friends, in his own quiet, unique way. He cared for and was like a son to his second cousin, Miss Ruby Davis, 101, and a resident of Clinton Healthcare Center. His father Alva Cleveland Martin; his mother Alta Jewell Davis Martin; his wife Virginia Swacker Martin, and his sister Lula Doris Martin, preceded him in death. Funeral services were held Tuesday, may 4, at the first Baptist Church, Clinton. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery. He is survived by two sisters, Wilma Martin Bower of Tulsa, Oklahoma, and Evelyn Martin Stapes and husband Tom of Huntsville, Alabama; several nieces and nephews and a special friend, Jeanne Trainer Gorman.

MARTIN, Alta Jewell DAVIS
1889-1974
Bethlehem Cemetery, Bethlehem Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Alta Jewell (Davis) Martin was born in Bethlehem Township on January 9, 1889, the daughter of John William and Louisa Ursula Davis, and passed away in Clinton, MO on August 7, 1974. On February 17, 1919, she was united in marriage to Alva Cleveland Martin, who was a large farmer and cattleman in Bethlehem Township. To this union were born 5 children: Wilma Esther, Alva Gene, Lula Doris, John Curtis, and Evelyn Ann. At her husbands death in 1931, she assumed the rearing of her children and the management of the farm. Mrs. Martin was a wonderful homemaker and mother, as well as a great cook and an artistic crocheter. She was a member of the Clinton First Baptist Church, but was baptized and attended Bethlehem Baptist Church prior to moving to Clinton. She was also a longtime member of the CCS Club. She is survived by her three children mentioned above: Wilma Esther Bower and husband, Lester L. Bower, Tulsa, OK; Alva Gene Martin and wife, Virginia Swacker Martin, Clinton; and Evelyn Ann Staples and husband, Harry Thomas Staples, Huntsville, AL; 4 grandchildren: Lester L. Bower, Jr. and wife, Shari; Cheryl Ann Bower; Pamela Denise Bower; Thomas Martin Staples; and one great grandchild, Leslea Michelle Bower. She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Estill and Gene Davis; son, John Curtis; and daughter, Lula Doris. Services were held at the Consalus Funeral Home on August 10, 1974. Burial was in Bethlehem Cemetery in the Martin family plot.

MARTIN, Alva Carlton
1854-1939
Lowry City Cemetery, Lowry City, St. Clair Co, MO
Venerable Resident Dies - The long life of A. C. Martin came to an abrupt close Saturday morning, September 2, at his home on the highway at the west edge of Deepwater. He had gone out that morning to cut down weeds on the lot next to his home, for he loved to have things in good shape about his place. His wife of 60 years, found him some time later, lying dead under a peach tree with his sickle nearby. Thus he went, without prolonged illness and suffering, busy to the last minute, ending a long and industrious life. A. C. Martin, last of 17 brothers and sisters, was born January 13, 1854, in Maries County, Missouri. There he grew to fine, stalwart manhood and was married to Levina D. Cooper, April 10, 1879. Mr. and Mrs. Martin moved to St. Clair County in 1881 and for many years lived on a farm west of Lowry City. He was thrifty, hard working, and applied intelligent methods to his farming operations. Through all these years his wife was his constant partner in every undertaking, pulling her share of the load, understanding her part in their work together. They had five children, one son being dead. Those living are: Mrs. James McGlade, Mrs. Ethel Welch, Deepwater; Alva Martin of the home; Earl Martin, Lowry City. There are 14 grandchildren, one of whom, Arleigh Martin, was taken into their home as a motherless infant of only a few days and reared by this good couple. They became like parents instead of grandparents, and Mr. Martin advised and guided his grandson like a father. There are three great grandchildren. Mr. Martin joined the Concord Baptist Church in 1884 and remained faithful to the end. Funeral services were conducted Sunday at 3:00 p.m. by Rev. Carpenter at the Deepwater Christian Church. Burial was at Lowry City Cemetery.

MARTIN, Alva Cleveland
1888-1931
Bethlehem Cemetery, Bethlehem Twp, Henry Co, MO
Prominent Farmer and Stockman Died - Alva Martin died at the St. Joseph hospital in Kansas City, at 7 p.m., Tuesday, with acute appendicitis, which developed into peritonitis. He had been ill for about two weeks, when his condition became much worse, and he was taken to the hospital in Kansas City, Thursday of last week where they found his condition was so serious that they were unable to operate. He gradually grew worse, and realized that he was dying, and expressed the wish to his wife that he be taken home to die, but life left his body before this could be carried out, and he passed into eternity. However, his wife, children, and mother were at his bedside. Alva Martin was born in Bethlehem township, September 6, 1888, where he grew to young manhood, and during the World War, served about a year in the army, but did not go abroad. On his return in February, 1919, he was united in marriage with the sweetheart of his boyhood days, Miss Jewell Davis, who survives him. Five lovely children were given to this union. One died in infancy. These left to comfort the mother are Wilma, aged eleven, Alva Gene, nine, Doris, seven, Evelyn Ann, six months. He also leaves his mother, Mrs. A. C. Martin, who made her home with them, and two sisters, Mrs. Chas. Quisenberry, of Eaton, Colo., and Mrs. Charles Slavens, Wellington, Colo. Deceased was converted when a young man, and united with the Freedom Christian church. Since that church was destroyed by fire, he attended the Bethlehem Baptist church with his beloved wife and children. Mr. Martin was devoted to his wife and children, and provided well for them, was ambitious for their future. He was jovial and kind, and held in the highest esteem by his neighborhood and entire county. His death was learned with sadness by all, and it is universally said, "Henry county has lost one of its best men." He farmed extensively, and farm improvement, being known as one of the most progressive farmers in Henry county, always standing for the right. His sister-in-law, Mrs. E. C. Davis, of Guthrie Center, Ia., is here for the funeral, also his sisters from Colorado have wired that they are on the way. From his childhood he was an indefatigable worker, and to the day of his death he had never ceased to work. But it was work intelligently directed to constructive and cumulative purposes. But back of these achievements was something more than these qualities, or rather there was something to which all these qualities were subordinate, and that was character. All in all, it was character that made him successful, character which made his friends legion and character that made each accomplishment a solid basis for further advancement. The greatest tribute that has been paid to him was: "He was kindly; the sort of man to whom others turn for counsel. He was simple with the simplicity that comes from an understanding heart that knows the real value of life." In his death Henry county loses an outstanding citizen and his neighborhood an inspiring comrade and valued friend. Funeral arrangements had not been completed at the time the Eye went to press.

MARTIN, Alva Curtis
1849-1927
Bethlehem Cemetery, Bethlehem Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Tuesday evening, February 15th, at just shortly past 10 o'clock, Curt Martin fell asleep to awake no more on earth. His soul left his earthly body and passed on to occupy one of the many mansions God had prepared for his children and greet the loved ones who had gone before, and await the coming of those left here. He had been in frail health for some time, but was only confined to his bed ten days. The cause of his death was pneumonia and other complications. All that a skilled nurse, physician and tender loving care of his wife and children were done to keep him here, but his body was too frail to withstand the ravages of the disease. Curt Martin's parents came from Kentucky to McDomer county, Ill., where Curt was born January 30, 1849. When a small boy he came to Henry county, Mo. with his parents, who settled in the Bethlehem neighborhood, and this was his home until his death. February 7th, 1878 he married Elizabeth French, who has been his loyal companion through the years. Into this home four children were born - Wather Henry, died at the age of four months; the other three children are married and have homes of their own - Mrs. May Quisenberry, Laramie, Wyo., who with her husband came and were at his bedside through his illness; Mrs. Effie Slavens, Eaton, Colo., who had sickness in her home and could not come, and Alva, who lives near the old home. He also leaves ten grandchildren. At the age of 17, he was converted and united with the Clinton Baptist church. In later years the Freedom Christian church was built near his home, then he and his wife united with this church and he was elected elder, and gave his unstinted support and service until the church burned some nine or ten years ago. Curt Martin was an extensive and successful farmer and stockman until just the last few years. His passing leaves a void in our neighborhood that cannot be filled. He was loved and honored by all for the sincere Christian life that he lived daily; for his honesty and his noble principles he loved and lived up to and for his love and interest he had for his neighbors and neighborhood affairs. He was a good father and husband, and the home life of Mr. and Mrs. Martin was ideal, and their hospitality was known far and near. At his death he had two brothers and two sisters living - Tom Martin of Eaton, Colo.; Mrs. Lina Burge, Oklahoma City, Okla.; R. D. Martin of Buffalo, Kans., and Mrs. Emma Schofield, all present for the funeral service which was conducted at the Bethlehem church, Thursday afternoon at 1:30, February 17, by Rev. A. N. Lindsey of Clinton. Burial in Bethlehem cemetery.

MARTIN, Audra MEANS WILSON
1905-1997
Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Springfield Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Audra (Wilson) Martin, 92, Windsor, died early Monday morning, September 29, 1997, at Fern's Care Center in Windsor. Mrs. Martin was born May 2, 1905, in Benton County, near Lincoln, the daughter of Arthur Birden Means and Rosella (Sapp) Means. On August 7, 1926, she married Jesse Francis Wilson who preceded her in death February 21, 1969. On April 15, 1979, in Windsor, she married Lee A. Martin, who preceded her in death on July 9, 1995. She was a homemaker and a member of the Mt. Olivet Baptist Church, near Roseland. Survivors include three daughters, Wilma A. (Vera) Griffith, Roseland, Betty Rose Murphy, Phoenix, Arizona, and Ila "Fern" Briggs, Knob Noster; a son, Jesse Junior Wilson, Roseland; 12 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren; four brothers, Charles Means, Montrose, Gilbert Means, Lincoln, Kenneth Means, Sedalia, and James Means, Clinton, and a sister, Verna Mae Sigurdson, Portland, Oregon. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Frances Winifred Wilson; a grandson and a great-grandson; two brothers, William and Lyle, and three sisters, Beatrice Means, Hazel Means and Helen June James. Funeral services were Wednesday, October 1, at the Mt. Olivet Baptist Church, near Roseland. Burial was in the Mt. Olivet Cemetery, near Roseland.

MARTIN, Bobby M.
1923-2005
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Feb 3 2005 - Bob M. Martin, 81, Sedalia, died Monday, January 31, 2005, at Bothwell Regional Health Center. He was born May 22, 1923, in Calhoun, the son of Ray and Jessie Margaret Weiden Martin. On December 6, 1947, in Windsor, he married Mary Jo Marshall who survives of the home. He was raised and educated in the Calhoun community. He served his country in the United States Army during World War II. He sold farm equipment for many years and later enjoyed years of industrial equipment sales. He was a member of the First Christian Church. Besides his wife, he is also survived by three children, one son, Michael Martin, Los Angeles, California, and two daughters, Karen Siegel, Dallas, Texas, and Debbie Martin, Marshall; four grandchildren. Funeral services will be Saturday, February 5, at Sedalia First Christian Church. Burial will be Sunday, February 6, in Calhoun Cemetery.

MARTIN, Charles Boyce
1926-1991
Highland Park Cemetery, Kansas City, Wyandotte Co, KS
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Charles Boyce Martin, age 64, passed away Thursday morning, August 1, 1991, at his home near Warsaw. He was born on October 25, 1926 at Kansas City, Kansas, the son of Frank and Nora B. Martin. On August 14, 1944, he was inducted into the United States Marine Corps serving in the Pacific Theatre during World War II. He was discharged on November 9, 1946. On November 17, 1946, he was united in marriage to Wilma F. Witcraft. Following their marriage, they made their home in Kansas City, Kansas where he was employed as a contract manager for Johns-Manville Corporation, retiring in 1988 after 36 years of service. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Warsaw, a member of the American Legion Post #83 in Kansas City, Kansas and a member of the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Engineers. He is survived by his devoted wife Wilma of the home; one son Joseph D. Martin of Kansas City, Kansas and three daughters, Janet L. Allen of Gardner, Kansas, Laurie J. Waters, of Kansas City, Kansas and Lee Ann Hydeman of Roeland Park, Kansas and 8 grandchildren. Also surviving is one brother Robert F. Martin of Shawnee, Kansas, other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held Saturday, August 3, 1991 at the Porter Funeral Home in Kansas City, Kansas with entombment in the Highland Park Cemetery in Kansas City, Kansas.

MARTIN, Delton Lavern
1940-2012
Appleton City Cemetery, Appleton City, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 5 2012 - Delton Lavern Martin, 71, died Monday, February 27, 2012, at the home of his daughter in Montrose. He was the son of Ray Martin and Alma (Wagner) Martin, born on September 26, 1940. He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Bob Martin and Jerry Lee Martin. Delton is survived by his daughter, Carmen and husband, Kelly Smith; two sons, Scott and wife, Catherine Martin, and Troy Martin; nine grandchildren, Amber Ross, Brandon Ross, Noah Ross, Jaclyn Smith, Brandy Martin, Levi Martin, Allie Decker, Joshua Richardson and Timothy Martin, and two great-grandchildren, Madalyn Ross and Parker Ross, and two brothers, Larry and wife, Melody Martin, and Dale Martin and companion, Bobbie Casswell, and many nieces and nephews. He was employed by several area farmers, the last being Johnny Williams in the Shawnee Mound area. His spare time was spent helping his brothers on the family farm. He enjoyed gardening, picking pecans and spending time with his family. Funeral services were held Friday, March 2, at Vansant-Mills chapel, Clinton. Interment was in Appleton City Cemetery.

MARTIN, Elaine FRANCK
1921-2010
Garden City Cemetery, Garden City, Cass Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Dec 29 2010 - Mrs. Elaine Martin of Warrensburg, Missouri was born December 2, 1921 in Clinton, Missouri the daughter of Charles Byron and Fyrn (Stephens) Franck. She departed this life on Sunday, December 19, 2010 at Warrensburg Manor Care Center, Warrensburg at the age of 89 years and 17 days. On October 23, 1946, Elaine was united in marriage to Ralph Adams Martin in Ft. Scott, Kansas. Elaine was a homemaker and had earlier been employed as a telephone operator in Clinton, Missouri. She was a member of the Farm Club and the Blairstown Presbyterian Church and had taught Sunday School for many years. Elaine enjoyed family gatherings, gardening, traveling and especially to Colorado, sewing and making dolls. She had lived near Blairstown and Clinton before moving to Warrensburg after the death of Ralph. Besides her parents, Elaine was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph on March 29, 2005; a son, Gary Martin and a granddaughter, Diana Oliver. She is survived by two daughters, Sheryl Oliver and husband, David, Greenwood, Arkansas; Marilyn Heaton-Barber and husband, Randy, Warrensburg, Missouri; four grandchildren, Brian Oliver, Laura Hartley, Lane Heaton and Jennifer Patterson; three step-grandchildren, Gretchen Van Eeghen, Ryan Barber and Tandy Barber; a great-grandson, Landon Oliver; three sisters, Evelyn Fowler, Clinton, Missouri, Shirley Hurt, Louisburg, Kansas, Pat Sisk, Grandview, Missouri; other relatives and many friends. Funeral services were held Thursday, December 23, 2010 at the Dickey Funeral Home, Garden City, Missouri with burial in the Garden City, Cemetery.

MARTIN, Elsie Corene MAJORS
1889-1916
Bethlehem Cemetery, Bethlehem Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Thursday evening, Jan. 27th, Elsie Corene Martin's gentle spirit left it earthly home. Elsie Major was born on the old Woods‚ homestead, 8 miles east of Clinton, March 7, 1889, bringing sunshine, joy and comfort with her, which she has scattered with a bountiful hand through her short span of life. Her mother died June 24, 1895, leaving to the care of her husband two little girls - Maud, 9 years old and Elsie 6 years old, and how nobly and well he fulfilled the trust, keeping them with him, gently caring for and protecting them with his love, teaching and instructing them to grow to be good and useful women. Elsie was converted and united with the Bethlehem Baptist church at the age of 14, and was a faithful and willing worker until death, so adding Christian grace to a life that was already richly endowed, for Else was a beautiful girl with winning personality; backed by her love for the right and all humanity that won her many friends. She was the pride of her sister, who petted, mothered an shielded her from the petty cares of life as only a mother can do. She was married June 2, to Alva Martin by Rev. Lindsey of Clinton. Mr. Martin had bought the old Major homestead, so took his bride to the home, where she spent most of her life. Theirs was a happy home. They were all in life to each other. Each a strength to the other in the happy home life. A baby boy was born into this home, but just a look into his little rosebud face and he was gathered back to God. Elsie was confined to her home most of the winter with eczema, but January 28th? pneumonia set in and she only lived five days. All that a loving husband, relatives and friends and physicians could do to prolong her live and relieve hr suffering was done but death conquered. She is survived by her husband, father and sister, Mrs. Frances Williams, who was so prostrate with grief she was unable to attend the funeral, which was held at Bethlehem church and laid to rest in Bethlehem cemetery. The pall bearers were: Misses Nora and Annie Robertson, Nannie Kiser, Jewel Davis, Bessie Humbrock and Mary Huey. (NOTE: Elsie Corene Martin (nee Majors) b: Mar 7 1889 - d: Jan 27 1916 was the first wife of Alva Cleveland Martin, b: Sep 6 1888 - d: Feb 1931. Notice that Alva's second wife, Alta Jewel Davis, appears to be one of Elsie's pall bearers.)

MARTIN, Esther Aileen GROFF
1913-2005
Englewood Cemetery (M), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 18 2005 - Esther Aileen Martin, 91, died Saturday, January 15, 2005, at Westwood Nursing Center. Memorial services will be held Saturday, January 22, under the direction of Consalus Funeral Home at Sickman-Dunning Chapel with inurnment at Englewood Cemetery. She was born in Clinton June 28, 1913 to Lafayette J. and Daisy Parks Groff. She was preceded in death by her husband Harry Hunter Martin, and her parents, one daughter and one grandson. Surviving is one grandson Scott Farrar, Fort Worth, Texas; one granddaughter Suzanne Davidson, Dallas, Texas.

MARTIN, Ethel Louise BAKER
1919-2001
Englewood Cemetery (M), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Daily Democrat, Mar 12 2001 - Ethel Louise Martin, daughter of William and Elizabeth (Ward) Baker, was born October 26, 1919, in Vasper, Tennessee, and passed away February 14, 2001, at the Golden Valley Hospital in Clinton at the age of 81 years. Louise moved to the rural Leeton area in the 1960s. She was married to Virgil A. Martin, who preceded her in death June 3, 1983. She was a member of the Leeton Baptist Church. She is survived by her daughter, Virginia Koonse and husband, Steven, and three grandchildren, April Koonse, Betty Ann Koonse and John Koonse, all of Leeton, and one sister, Myrtle Rose of Clinton, Tennessee. Funeral services were held at the Vansant-Mills Chapel on Saturday, February 17. Burial was in the Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

MARTIN, Eva Neoma KEETON
1888-1929
Maplewood & Brownington Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Apr 1929 - Eva Neoma Keeton was born December 4, 1888, in Maries county, Mo. She came with her parents to Henry county in 1905. On the thirteenth of September, 1907, she was united in marriage to Homer Martin, Rev. S. J. Walkup officiating. To this union, three children were born - Ernest William, Gordon Eugene and Mildred Ruth, all of the home. Since their marriage they have resided in Deepwater and the immediate vicinity, where they have many very close friends. Mrs. Martin became ill April 2. She was taken to the Stebbins hospital in Clinton where she underwent an operation for appendicitis and other complications on the fourth. From the beginning there was little hope of her recovery. While in conversation with her husband, she remarked that she would not be with them long. She requested that she be buried at Brownington, that the funeral service be held at the home, and that Brother Walkup conduct the service. Brother Walkup regretted very much that his physical strength would not permit his carrying out this request but was glad he was able to attend and have a part in the service. She was converted in the tent meeting held near where the golden Gate Baptist church now stand just before this church was organized and became a member of the church. She was a true wife, a good mother to her children and a kind neighbor. As she realized the end had come, she seemed not to fear death, but she did hate to leave her companion and the children. She peacefully passed away at 10 o'clock, Thursday evening, April 18, being 41 years, 4 months and 14 days old. (Note: Either birth year or age is wrong) Besides her husband and children, she is survived by two brothers and two sisters as follows: B. E. Keeton of Deepwater; Toney Keeton of South Dakota; Lilly Brown of Idaho, and Mrs. Minnie Riley of St. Louis. The funeral services were held from the Martin home in Deepwater, Saturday afternoon, after which the body was taken to Brownington and tenderly laid to rest in the beautiful cemetery nearby.

MARTIN, Frank Michael Jr.
1931-2005
Florence National Cemetery, Florence, Florence Co, SC
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Oct 3 2005 - Frank Michael Martin Jr., 74, died Friday, September 30, 2005, at Georgetown Memorial Hospital, South Carolina. Mr. Martin was born March 20, 1931, in Hartford, Connecticut, a son of the late Frank Michael Martin Sr. and Bessie Marsden Martin. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Georgetown. He worked for Royal Typewriter Company-Litton Industries for 25 years and retired from the Sun News after 18 years of service. He was a 1st Lieutenant in the Army and served during the Korean War and was awarded the Bronze Star. He was a graduate of the Officers Candidate School and attended Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut. Surviving are his wife Pierrette Jeanne Martin of Pawleys Island; one daughter Julie Dody and husband Galen, Clinton; one son Glenn A. Martin of Georgetown; twin sister Janet Neely of Pawleys Island; two sisters-in-law, Jeannine Frascarelli and Irene Wasik; four grandchildren, Melissa, Daniel, Christopher and David; two great-grandchildren, Carson and Gage, and one great-grandchild on the way who is due in April. Graveside services will be Tuesday, October 4, at Florence National Cemetery with military honors.

MARTIN, George
1890-1935
Englewood Cemetery (M), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
The thoughtful, and kindly heart of George Martin was stilled at 11:30 p. m. Wednesday, September 11, at the United States Veterans Hospital at Excelsior Springs. He had been ill about two weeks previous to his death and the week before was taken to the home of his sister, Mrs. May Martin Dodson, as it was thought he had an acute attack of jaundice. He grew much worse and Tuesday afternoon was taken to the hospital in an ambulance. The doctors there pronounced his illness as a very serious case of malaria, which they said was evidently the result of the bites of malaria mosquitoes. Henry county veterans who knew George called on him the evening of his arrival at the hospital and he greeted them pleasantly, but in a few hours he relapsed into unconsciousness and death came to release him from suffering. His brothers and sisters had no idea his condition was so serious when he left Clinton, so his death was a shock not only to them but to the entire community. George Martin, born October 23, 1890, was the third son of Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Martin. He was ambitious and industrious and as he and his brother, Charles, grew to manhood they started a huckster business, selling vegetables and fruits. They arose much earlier than the rest of the family and cooked their own breakfast. George learned to enjoy cooking from his experience, and during the winter months built up a lunch business for public sales, so he became known far and wide over Henry county. The people who attended fairs and picnics in this section of Missouri were always greeted by George in his hamburger and hot dog stand, where he met many friends and acquaintances. He ever enjoyed the outdoors and plant life and when a young man he started a vegetable plant business, raising plants and selling them not only in this county but doing a large mail order business, shipping them to many states. This business grew but was broken into when he was called to his country's service. He served the United States during the World War and on account of his ability to cook, was a cook in his regiment and saw many months of service overseas. His regiment was the one scheduled to go over the top the next day after the signing of the Armistice. He could hear the boom of the canons and the roar of the guns, they were stationed so close to the front. Mr. Martin was converted when a young man, in the old building of the Christian Church, and attended the Bible Class of Rev. Lindsay for many years. He was deeply impressed with the teachings of his pastor and when he found himself in the services of his country in a foreign land among soldiers, many of whom did not know God, he formed a Bible Class similar to the one that he had enjoyed so much in Clinton, and taught it for mans months. During this period he wrote weekly to Rev. Lindsay, telling him the response that he had among his fellow countrymen and their appreciation of an opportunity to study God's word. About eight years ago, Mr. Martin was united in marriage with Miss Blanche Shepherd. He devotedly loved his wife. When he returned from overseas, he started a greenhouse in the location now owned and operated by Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Bennett, Mrs. Bennett being his sister. The business prospered under his hand as he had a great love and appreciation of plants and flowers. They were almost human to him, something that struck a responding chord in his heart. In the early twenties Mr. and Mrs. Bennett bought a half interest in the greenhouse and developed the floral end of the business, including potted and cut flowers In addition to the plants. In 1928 Mr. Martin sold his interest to Mr. and Mrs. Bennett. For a while he was associated with his brothers and sisters in the store. Mr. Martin was perhaps inspired for plant and flower culture by the late M. L. Bonham, whose home place was one of the best cared for and one of the beauty spots in Clinton for many year. At the home of his friend, little George found love, congenial occupation and when he reached manhood he leased the berry patch at the Bonham place and sold berries. He realized his ambition end bought this place after he sold his interest to the Bennetts. Mr. Martin built a greenhouse, not in competition with the Martinville Greenhouse, as he raised only vegetable plants for garden culture. Surviving Mr. Martin is his little daughter, Norma Jean, age 7, who lives in Newton, Iowa. He gave this little girl the greatest love of his life and every minute that she was away from him he grieved about her absence as he was only happy when she was near. He also leaves three brothers, Lewis, and Charles, both of Clinton, and Albert, who is on the Guam Island in the South Seas; five sisters, Mesdames W. D. Hunt, May Dodson, Edwin Bennett and O. B. Scott of Clinton, and Mrs. Olin Inloes of Lewis Station. The funeral was conducted at the home of his sister, Mrs. Hunt, at Martinville, Sunday. His body was given a military burial at Englewood in the lot beside his parents. Funeral in charge of Consalus & Peck.

MARTIN, George Eugene
1910-2002
Floral Hills Cemetery, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Feb 26 2002 - George E. Martin, 91, Clinton, died Monday, February 25, 2002, at Golden Valley Hospital, Clinton. - Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Mar 20 2002 - George Eugene Martin was born in Muscotah, Kansas, on September 23, 1910, to Charles and Minnie (Alban) Marti, one of seven children. As a teenager, George accepted Christ as his personal Savior. That was the beginning of many decades of faithful service to God - as a lay preacher in the 1940s, a deacon and Sunday School superintendent, and a godly husband, father and grandfather. On November 22, 1931, George married Ida Frances Johnson. They were blessed with three daughters, Evelyn, Frances and Ruby. In 1944, despite having a family, George was drafted into the Navy. He served as a gunners' mate through many harrowing battles in the Pacific on the U.S. carrier Hancock. George loved his family, but he also loved and proudly served his country. From 1934-71, George worked for the Chevrolet Plant, missing only one day - due to a broken foot. Following his retirement, George and Ida spent several fun-filled winters as "Winter Texans". After Ida passed away in November 1979, George agonized over whether to spend the winter in Kansas City or go to Texas. His family convinced him to go. Word spread quickly among the widows that he was "eligible". But only one lady was on his mind - Eula White, the widow of his dear friend, Gene. The two couples had traveled, camped and fished together for many years. On his way back to Kansas City in April, George called on Eula. They were married in July 1980 and had 21 wonderful years together. George gained three more daughters and many more grandchildren. George had the love and respect of many, but was especially honored in 1998 by the VFW as the oldest living World War II veteran in Henry County. He wore his Navy uniform and rode proudly in Clinton's Fourth of July Parade. besides Ida, George was preceded in death by his parents, four sisters, his brother and his daughter, Frances Sheline. He is survived by his wife, Eula; daughter and son-in-law, Evelyn and David Maxey, daughter Ruby, son-in-law, David Sheline; sister Henrietta Humphrey; sisters- and brother-in-law, Edith Johnson and Jean and Ray Allen; stepdaughters, Norma Harmon (husband Cecil), Darlene Harrison and Sharon Gordon; seven grandchildren, eight step-grandchildren, nine step-great-grandchildren, one step-great-great-grandson and many loving nieces, nephews and friends. Funeral services were held at the Northeast Baptist Church on Wednesday, February 27. A graveside service and burial were held on Thursday, February 28, in the Floral Hills Cemetery, Raytown.

MARTIN, Isabel DUKE
1932-2003
Shiloh Cemetery, Warsaw, Benton Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Sep 30 2003 - Isabel Martin, 71, Warsaw, died Sunday evening, September 28, 2003, at her home. She was born September 22, 1932, in the Wisdom community, near Warsaw, the daughter of Leo and Laura Kennedy Duke. She graduated from Warsaw High School in 1950. On March 7, 1951, she married Earl Martin. Following their marriage they lived in Kansas City for a year and then purchased a farm in the Dell Junction community near Warsaw and they have made their home in the Warsaw area the rest of their married life. She was a cook at the Warsaw R-9 North and South Schools for 10 years. she also was a columnist and had written the Warsaw-Dell Items for the Benton County Enterprise for over 17 years. She was preceded in death by her parents; one infant brother, Frank Duke, and a sister, Angie Duke Forth. She is survived by her husband, Earl, of the home; one son, Wayne Martin and his wife Sandy, Tacoma, Washington; two daughters, Joe Berney and her husband Steve, Windsor, and Nancy Davis and her husband Dennis, Bridgeport, West Virginia; five grandchildren, Rachel and Ross Davis and Jenna, Travis and Calli Berney; three brothers, Vernon Duke, Independence, Riley Duke, Olathe, Kansas, and Dennis Duke, Warsaw; several nieces and nephews, other relatives and many friends. Funeral services will be Thursday, October 2, at Reser Funeral Home, Warsaw. Burial will be in Shiloh Cemetery, near Warsaw.

MARTIN, James M.
1845-1903
Montrose Cemetery, Montrose, Deepwater Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Missouri, Feb 28 1902 - James M. Martin died at his home in the northwest part of Montrose a few moments after 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 21, 1903 and was buried in the Montrose cemetery beside his wife, who preceded him to the great beyond. Comrade Martin was born in Morgan county and in his early boyhood, moved with his father's family to Illinois. After the firing on Fort Sumpter, his father and one or two older brothers enlisted in Co. I., 130 Reg. Ill. Inf. He was yet only a boy and little dreamed what was in store. for him. He went to the front and was in General Bank's army when it made it's disastrous campaign up the Red river. His regiment was overpowered and captured almost to a man, near Pleasant Hill, La. by the rebel General Dick Taylor's command and sent to Camp Ford, near Tyler, Tex., where they were kept in a prison pen about 10 months and if the truth was known, it is doubtful if he ever saw a well day since his release from that prison. He married after his discharge and moved to Henry county about 1884. When the G.A.R. Post was organized in Montrose about 1885, he refused to join it for the sole reason that he did not believe in secret societies. In Oct. 1895, he overcame those scruples and handed in his application for membership, saying: "Boys, I can't stay out any longer. I am going to join you fellows if you will let me." He was mustered into the Post, Nov. 16, 1895 and has been a faithful member ever since. He has held several positions in the post, including that of post commander. He has not been able to do any kind of manual labor for several years and about one-third of the time for the past three or four years has been confined to his bed or at least was not able to get out on the street. Notwithstanding this, the Pension Bureau has repeatedly rejected his claim for increased pension, for the reason that his disabilities did not entitle him to a higher rating than $8 per month. For the past two months, he has failed steadily and rapidly until his death. His brother Ben and a sister, Mrs. abbot, were with him for some time. He leaves two daughters, Misses Lou and Ollie, who have the heartfelt sympathy of the entire community. Owing to the changeable weather, quite a few of the more active members of the G.A.R. post were sick at the time and unable to attend the funeral and in consequence, no funeral service was held at the Post.

MARTIN, John W.
1867-1925
Englewood Cemetery (M), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Nov 1925 - John W. Martin passed away at his home six miles northwest of Clinton, at 6:30, Sunday evening, Nov. 15th. He was only sick a short time. He was born in Henry county, between Chilhowee and Petersburg, August 2nd, 1867, and at the time of his death was 57 years, 3 months and 13 days of age. He was married to Bettie Elizabeth Foster, Jan. 3, 1889. To this union six children were born, one dying in infancy named Bessie. The living children are - Estel, living near home; Mrs. Virgil Covington, at Garland; Mrs. Ralph Duerr, living in Clinton; Teddie, at home; Virgil, at Miami, Okla. There are also four grandchildren - Mary Louise and Margaret Covington, Howard Martin and Mary Elizabeth Duerr. He also leaves a half sister, Mrs. Craig Scott, living five miles northwest of Clinton. He was one of Henry county's progressive farmers and believed in wearing out rather than rusting out. Saturday morning, about 11 o'clock, he came in the house and took off his overshoes; this was very unusual as he never came to the house until noon. This caused his wife to ask him what was the matter and he complained of a pain in his temple, and said he wanted to go to bed. Two doctors were called, and all was done that medical skill could do, but he had passed beyond the pale of human power, and grew rapidly worse, death relieving his suffering. The funeral services were conducted at his home Tuesday afternoon, after which the remains were brought to Englewood cemetery, followed by a long procession of his neighbors and friends.

MARTIN, Laura Gertrude ADAMS
1898-1991
Garden City Cemetery, Garden City, Cass Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Mrs. Laura Gertrude Martin was born June 5, 1898, near East Lynne, the daughter of Robert Lee and Lula (Hyatt) Adams. She departed this life July 14, 1991, at Golden Valley Memorial Hospital, Clinton, at the age of 93 years. She was united in marriage to James Andrew Martin on April 26, 1918. She had lived in Creighton and Butler, before moving to Blairstown in 1929. She was a former rural school teacher and had attended Southwest Teachers College in Springfield. She was a member of the Blairstown Presbyterian Church, Blairstown, and the United Women's Presbyterian group. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband James on June 5, 1971; one grandson, Gary Martin; one great-granddaughter; two brothers and one sister. She is survived by two sons, Ralph A. Martin, Clinton, and Ray G. Martin, Independence; one daughter, Rowena McQuitty, Clinton; six grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; one sister, Catherine Sloan, Creighton; other relatives and many friends. Funeral services were Tuesday, July 16, 1991, at Dickey Funeral Home in Garden City. Burial was in Garden City Cemetery.

MARTIN, Leona Katherine MAYER
1914-1993
St. Marys Cemetery, Montrose, Deepwater Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Mrs. Leona Katherine Martin, 79, Montrose, died Friday, October 8, 1993 at Westwood Nursing Center. Funeral services were Monday, October 11, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Montrose. Burial was in St. Mary's Cemetery. Leona worked as a nurse assistant for a doctor in Montrose for a number of years. She continued that line of work after moving to Kansas City. She later attended Dickinson Secretarial School and Keister's Tailoring School. She opened the Leona Mayer-Martin Dress Shop in downtown Kansas City which she owned and operated for 50 years. She took great pride in her ability as a seamstress, designing and making dresses. She also did fine tailoring, altering and mending in her shop. She was one of the few who would mend and repair and make a garment like new again for her customers. She was united in marriage with Dwight C. Martin on March 31, 1945. He preceded her in death on May 21, 1947. She was a member of Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church in Kansas City. Leona was also preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Paul L. Mayer. Survivors include two brothers, William J. Mayer of Everett, Wa., and Pete Mayer of Frankfort, S.D.; five sisters, Sister Agnella O.S.B. of Glendora, Ca., Mary Mayer, Josephine Mayer and Rose Swaters, all of Montrose, and Margaret Kern of Stanley, WI. She will be sadly missed by her family and friends.

MARTIN, Lula Doris
1924-1934
Bethlehem Cemetery, Bethlehem Twp, Henry Co, MO
Doris Martin Succumbs to Operation - Doris Martin, ten year old daughter of Mrs. Alva Martin of the Bethlehem neighborhood, died at her home Tuesday evening at 9:30, following an operation for ruptured appendix Monday at 7 p.m. She had been ill for a week and as her condition became more serious Dr. Park Neal was summoned from Kansas City by Dr. Walker for the operation. Her system was so poisoned, however, that they despaired of her life that evening, though they fought bravely with the death angel for the beloved little life. Mrs. Martin has three surviving children, Wilma, a sophomore in the Clinton high school, who makes her home with her uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. Gene Davis, of East Ohio street in the winter months; Alva Gene, a 12-year-old son, and Evelyn, four years old. The father died from an appendicitis operation several years ago, and since then Mrs. Martin has made a brave fight to keep her family together on the home farm. The sympathy of the whole community goes out to her and her family in this added loss that has again broken their little circle. Doris was a sweet, pretty child, who had completed her fifth school year. The funeral services will be at the Bethlehem church Thursday afternoon.

MARTIN, Lula KRATZER
1878-1946
Englewood Cemetery (M), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Mrs. Lula Martin, widow of James Augustus Martin, passed away Sunday morning, November 17, 1946 at 9:10 at the Clinton General Hospital, following an illness of over two years. She had undergone several operations on her eyes in Kansas City and had lost the sight of both eyes in recent months. She maintained her home here but came back from Kansas City to the home of her sister, Mrs. Mae Barnhouse, in August, where she was tenderly cared for until the past week, when she entered the hospital. Lula Kratzer was born in Saline County near Marshall, Mo. March 22, 1878, the daughter of John and Margaret (Young) Kratzer. There were thirteen children and six remain to mourn the loss of their dearly beloved sister. All but one, Mrs. Annie Driskill, of Guthrie, Okla., were here during her last illness. The others who survive her are: Mrs. George Paul, Mrs. Mae Barnhouse of Clinton, Mrs. Margaret Dennis near Clinton, Mrs. Ruby King, mother of Wayne King, the famous musician, of Kansas City, Mo. and Frank Kratzer, of Kansas City, Kans. She was married to "Gus" Martin, a popular merchant and baker of Clinton, on October 12, 1898. Mr. Martin passed away in 1919. Mrs. Martin was a member of the Christian Church, the Rebakah Lodge and the Woodman Circle. One of the many things in which she was interested was the Needlework Guild and one of the last public things that she did was to give to the Ingathering, as had been her custom since the local chapter was formed. Having no children of her own, she had a great interest in her nieces and nephews, sharing with them their joys and sorrow, taking pride in their achievements. Many friends and relatives from Clinton and all over the county filled the Consalus and Peck Funeral Home on Tuesday afternoon to pay their last respects, to a much loved Clinton woman, Mrs. Lula Martin. Interment was in Englewood Cemetery by the side of her husband.

MARTIN, Manford Houtchens
1921-2000
Englewood Cemetery (M), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Feb 10 2000 - Manford Houtchens Martin, son of Clifford Brewster Martin and Nellie Gay Houtchens, was born February 16, 1921, in Henry County and died February 3, 2000, at Golden Valley Hospital, Clinton. Manford was an Army veteran of World War II. He worked for the Missouri State Highway Department for 28 years, retiring in 1984. He was a member of the Allen Street Baptist Church, Clinton. He is survived by his wife, Loraine Martin of the home; one son, Rickie Martin of Clinton; one step-son, Stephan H. Monroe and wife, Bonnie of Leeton; one sister, Verna Lee Sallaz of Clinton; one grandson, Matthew Scott Martin and wife, Jennifer, and one great-granddaughter, Mary Catherine Martin, all of Springfield. Funeral services were held at the Allen Street Baptist Church Monday, February 7. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

MARTIN, Marguerite Elizabeth SATTERFIELD
1925-1999
Deepwater Cemetery, Fairview Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Daily Democrat, Oct 26 1999 - Marguerite Elizabeth (Satterfield) Martin, daughter of Hobart and Mary Alice (Thomason) Satterfield, was born June 26, 1925, in Kansas City, Kansas, and died at the Golden Valley Hospital in Clinton on October 20, 1999, at the age of 74 years. Marguerite had lived in Kansas City for several years before moving to Deepwater 16 years ago. She was a member of the Deepwater Civic Club. Marguerite is survived by her husband, David, of the home; two sons, Michael Martin and wife, Brenda, of Farley and Larry Martin and wife, Nancy, of Deepwater; two daughters, Pamela Jewell and husband, Allen of Kansas City and Alice Tubbs of Deepwater; one sister, Lois Ellen Corbett of Kansas City, as well as 15 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the Vansant-Mills Chapel on Saturday, October 23. Burial was in the Deepwater Cemetery.

MARTIN, Mary Lucille JENKINS
1920-2001
Englewood Cemetery (M), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Daily Democrat, Jun 15 2001 - Mary Lucille Martin was born January 27, 1920, in rural Clinton, the daughter of Luther and Pearl Jenkins. She died June 6, 2001, at Golden Valley Hospital after a short illness. She married W. E. (Gene) Martin on October 9, 1937. Mary and her husband were partners in farming the majority of their married life. She will be joining her parents; nine brothers and sisters; her husband, W. E. Martin; son, Jerry Martin, and grandson, Mark Martin, who preceded her in death. She is survived by one son, Michael Martin, and wife, Dawn, Chilhowee; three daughters, Carolyn Bradbury and husband, James, Raytown, Linda Honeycutt and husband, Bill, Harrisonville, Sharon Schroer and husband, Virgil, Raytown, and seven grandchildren. Funeral services were held June 9 at Consalus Chapel, Clinton. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery.

MARTIN, Mollie L. EAST
1865-1931
Englewood Cemetery (M), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
The spirit of Mrs, W. A. Martin left its earthly body at 12:45 p.m. Friday, June 26, at her home on Artesian avenue. She was in but a few minutes with heart trouble, when the end came. Mrs. Martin had always been known as a woman of good health and strong physically, until about a year ago, when heart attacks caused serious alarm. However, the last few days, she had felt better, and her chief concern, when talking to her children had been about her husband. That morning she had driven into town with him to get medicine. He insisted that she see a doctor, and she told him "not when I am feeling so well." They stopped at Martinville to see their children a few minutes on business, and then went home, where Mrs. Martin prepared lunch, They were sitting at the table talking about going to the farm, when Mr. Martin noticed she was breathing hard, and called their son-in-law, Edwin Bennett, from across the street, and they managed to revive her a few minutes, when she said, "I am feeling all right, now," but passed into eternity as quietly and sweetly as she had lived. Mrs. Martin was a woman of unusual personality. She shared her joys and kept her troubles to herself. Her children, relatives and friends remember always, her twinkling eyes, kindly advice, and her smooth, fair skin, which looked as if she were a school girl, instead of in her sixties. She had kept this beautiful complexion until the heart attacks began to show, and for some time, her loved ones had been troubled about her condition. Mollie L. East was born in Morgan county, Mo., December 13, 1865. She was seventeen years of age when she gave her hand and heart into the keeping of W. A. Martin, May 6, 1882. He was but eighteen. They started on life's path together, with little of this world's goods, as he had been hauling railroad ties from Gravois Mills. near Versailles, with a team which he had purchased with his earnings. In the fall of 1884, they came to Clinton, Their family consisted then of two young sons. Mr. Martin traded two colts to C. B. Wilson for an acre of land, which was low and apparently worthless, but it was on this place, that he erected, a few years later, his first grocery store, where Martinville General store now stands. While we think of hard times today, yet we know nothing of what Mr. and Mrs. Martin with their little brood of children faced, but Mr. Martin has said that he never saw things so hard that he couldn't do something to make a little money, and with the good advice of his wife, managed to save a little of his earnings, no matter how small they were. Blessed is any man who has a wife who can look at life with a smile, be a companion to her husband, bear and raise his children, advise him in business, and keep sweet. No greater happiness can come to any man than to have a wife like this. They worked together--very little play--hard work gave them happiness with the simple things of life, such as being able to sleep soundly, to enjoy wholesome food, love their neighbors, and look with kindly interest upon things about them. Wealth, in later years, did not spoil this view point, because in Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Martin, we found true aristocracy, that of usefulness to the community. It was in 1892 that he built the tiny store, 16x20, and started a grocery business with $500. Some people were inclined to wonder what W. A. Martin and his wife knew of business, but they had the real secret, paying cash for what they bought, making, small profits, following the golden rule, until their store became known as the "home of low prices." Business grew, Mr. Martin always working with a vision of the future, and Mrs. Martin stayed at the store, ready to wait on trade, and direct business that prospered into sales averaging near $100,000 a year. Delivery wagons soon reached every part of the city. People came from miles to take advantage of the values. It was the result of a man and his wife working hand in hand toward one goal, that of producing a living for their children. As the family resources increased, their home grew larger until it became a comfortable house of ten rooms, across the street from the store. In the meantime, they taught their children good business methods. Their eldest daughter, Laura, now Mrs. W. D. Hunt, was for a number of years, closely associated with her parents. About twelve years ago, she and her brother, Walter bought the store. Mrs. Hunt sold her interest later to her sister, Mrs. May Dodson, who later bought her brother's interest. Mrs. Hunt now owns the Martinville Dry Goods store. In Mr. and Mrs. Martin's life was found the finest type of companionship that we have ever known, and no human relationship is more beautiful than the comradeship of husband and wife. Mr. and Mrs. Martin, after they went out of the grocery business, traveled to all parts of the United States, Canada, and Cuba, but they always came home more satisfied with Clinton and Henry county, and were often heard to say that opportunity here was better than in any place they visited. Thirteen children were given to this union, four have passed on. Those now living are four sons, Lewis, who is a painter and decorator, Charles Martin, in the feed and grocery business at Martinville; George Martin, who sells nursery plants and stock at Martinville, and Albert, who is an officer on the U.S.S. Mississippi, stationed at Portsmouth, Va. There are five daughters, Mrs. W. D. Hunt, and husband, who own the Martinville Dry Goods store; Mrs. Edwin Bennett, who, with her husband, operate the Martinville greenhouse; Mrs. May Dodson, who runs the Martinville general store; Mrs. Oren Scott, who with her husband runs a grocery store on East Green street, and Mrs. Olin Inloes, who with her husband runs a store at Lewis Station. There are twenty-four grandchildren, and one great grandchild, Mary Jane Grace, five weeks old, born at Cameron, Mo. She was expected to arrive in Clinton the day Mrs. Martin died, and Mrs. Martin had looked forward to the coming of the little one with eagerness. Mrs. Martin also leaves her mother, Mrs. Cornelia East, at Taiban, New Mexico, sister, Mrs. Lizzie Cheshire of the same place; another sister, Mrs. Allie Lane, at Rankin, Texas, and three brothers, George, Ed, and Roy East. Before they sold the store, Mr. Martin bought several farms, and became interested in the breeding and feeding of livestock. Mrs. Martin was as interested in the farms as she had been in the grocery store, and whenever her husband went, she went along. Drives were made through the farms so that they could attend to every detail, and they have brought them up to a high state of cultivation. Mrs. Martin assisted her husband with every part of the business. She kept his books, the records of his pedigreed stock and had well in mind every detail. After the children grew to manhood and womanhood, Mr. and Mrs. Martin built a modern bungalow, and had every modern convenience. It is known as one of the most complete, electrically equipped homes in town, as they never have to use a match for anything, having electrical ignited oil furnace, electrical cook stove, refrigerator, fans, etc. Mr. and Mrs. Martin did not grow old, but kept pace with time. These conveniences made it possible for them to enjoy each other, with little domestic troubles to interfere. Their companionship ripened to the fullness of the evening years, and a tender and subdued sweetness replaced the warmer ardor of earlier days. There was, in this gentle joy, something that seemed prophetic of the spiritual joys that the seers have thought make heaven. Yet no matter how full the years have been, no matter how low they may have run the allotted sands in the hour glass of life, the breaking of the tie brings a pathos that fills the heart with sympathy. While the children will miss her, the hearts of all go out to Mr. Martin, her companion through the joys and sorrows, but in happiness all these years. They wanted their children near them, and they had them. They taught them the rudiments of honesty and honor, and their family form a group of fine citizens, a business district of the town, starting from a humble beginning in a tiny store, until it is now known as Martinville, a trading center where honest dealing brings business from all over this section of Missouri. Mrs. Martin was converted and united with the Christian church about twenty years ago. She was a real Christian. Her monument is in the hearts of her children and friends. To live in the hearts of those we leave behind is not to die. As long as time lasts, and time is but a fragment of Eternity, we will cherish her memory. The children were all here for the funeral except Albert, who is in the navy. The grandchildren were all here except Miss Bernice Martin, of Kansas City; Martin K. Hunt, who is in the navy stationed at San Diego, Calif.; and Harold Martin, in Colorado. The other grandchildren are: Louise, George Thomas, Ida May, Jessie Cozelia, William, Charlie, Robert and Frank Martin, Mary Evelyn Grace, Robert Boyer, Charles June and A. W. Hunt, Harold R., Minnie Myrtle, John W. and Frances M. Martin, Mary Lee, Walter and Margaret Dodson, Mary Ann and George Wilbur Scott, Billie Barr Inloes, Norma Jean Martin. Her funeral was conducted at her late home Sunday morning, after which she was laid in Englewood.

MARTIN, Myrtle LAWSON
1882-1963
Ladue Cemetery, Davis Twp, Henry Co, MO
The Clinton Eye, Clinton MO, Tuesday, Dec 10 1963 - LIFELONG LADUE RESIDENT MRS. MYRTLE MARTIN DIES - Last rites for Mrs. Myrtle Martin, 81, LaDue, who died unexpectedly, at 3:30 a.m. Dec. 4, at Clinton General Hospital where she had entered the previous day were conducted Friday, Dec. 6, at the LaDue Christian Church. Burial was in LaDue Cemetery under the direction of Vansant Funeral Home. Myrtle Lawson was born July 18, 1882, at LaDue, the daughter of John and Laura West Lawson. She was reared and educated in the LaDue neighborhood. She married Joseph E. Martin on Dec. 12, 1905. Their home continued to be in the community where Mrs. Martin spent her life. Mr. Martin died Dec. 12, 1949. Mrs. Martin professed her faith in Christ and at nine years of age united with the LaDue Christian Church. She was an active, faithful member, attending regularly as health permitted. Gifted with song she generously shared her talent in the church, was a member of the choir and was a willing worker in any other activities whenever possible. Mrs. Martin is remembered for her many kindnesses, her willingness to serve and as an excellent cook. She leaves a nephew, Cyrus Miller, Kansas City; two nieces, Mrs. Lillian Zingre, Kansas City, Mrs. Lena Anderson, Butler; many other relatives and friends.

MARTIN, Nellie Gay HOUTCHENS
1894-1961
Teays Chapel Cemetery, Bear Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Urich-Montrose Herald Tidings, Sep 8 1961 - Mrs. C. Martin Laid To Rest At Teays Chapel - Mrs. Clifford Martin, 66, four miles west of Deepwater, died at her home Aug 31. She had been in ill health the past two and a half years. Funeral services were conducted Sep. 2, at the Deepwater Christian Church. Burial was in Teays Chapel Cemetery. Nellie Gay Houtchens, the daughter of Robert and Mary Elizabeth Sweasy Houtchens, was born Nov. 30, 1894, at Blandonville, Ill. In 1899 she moved with her parents to Clinton then later near Deepwater. In November 1914 she married Clifford Martin and they settled on the Martin Home place which since had been their residence. Three children blessed this union, a son dying in infancy. Early in life she became a member of the Deepwater Christian Church. She is remembered for her devoted interest in family and home, her friendly and jolly disposition and her thoughtfulness and kindness to friends and neighbors. Besides the husband of the home she leaves a son, Manford Martin and a daughter, Mrs. Herman Sallaz, Clinton; two grandsons, Rickie Ray Martin and Marti Sallaz whom she adored; six brothers, Emmet Houtchens, Clinton, Fay, Deepwater, Glen, Kansas City, Lynn, Nampa, Idaho, Ross, Red Oak, Ia., Garland, Stanton, Ia., Mrs. Robert (Roxie) Arnold, Kansas City, Mrs. Aubrey (Ruth) Drake, Clinton, Mrs. Richard (Crystal) Medlock, Overland, Mo.; many other relatives and friends. A brother, Roy, preceded her in death a few years ago and a sister, Ruby, in 1934.

MARTIN, Pauline C. KIRK
abt 1831-1908
Clinton MO, Feb 8 1908 - W. F. Martin, living six miles southeast of Clinton, received a telegram Monday informing him of the death of his aunt Mrs. Pauline Martin, wife of Jesse Martin, in Colchester, Illinois. She was 76 and a daughter of Dixon Kirk, one of the oldest settlers of Henry County, whose remains peacefully sleep in the old Bethlehem Church Cemetery, as does also her brother, J. T. Kirk, and one sister Mrs. Caroline Martin.

MARTIN, Ralph Adams
1922-2005
Garden City Cemetery, Garden City, Cass Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 1 2005 - Ralph Adams Martin, 82, Clinton, was born July 24, 1922, near Blairstown, the son of James Andrew and Laura Gertrude (Adams) Martin, and died Tuesday, March 29, 2005, at Golden Valley Hospital, Clinton. On October 23, 1946, he married Elaine Franck in Ft. Scott, Kansas. He was a farmer and stockman until his retirement in 1987. He was a member of the Presbyterian Church, Blairstown, an Army veteran of World War II receiving a Bronze Star and Purple Heart; a member of the Munday-Hancock Post #90 of the American Legion, Holden, and the Ingham-Morgan Post #371 of the American Legion, Urich. He had lived near Blairstown before moving to Clinton in 1987. He was preceded in death by his parents; a son Gary Martin, and a granddaughter Diana Oliver. he is survived by his wife Elaine Martin of the home; two daughters, Sheryl Oliver and husband David, Greenwood, Arkansas, Marilyn Barber and husband Randy, Warrensburg; four grandchildren, Brian and Laura Oliver, Lane and Jennifer Heaton; three step-grandchildren, Gretchen Roland, Ryan Barber and Tandy Barber, and one step-great-grandson, Lleyton Barber; his brother, Ray G. Martin, Independence; his sister Rowena McQuitty, Clinton; other relatives and many friends. Funeral services will be Saturday, April 2, at the Dickey Funeral Home, Garden City. Burial will be in Garden City Cemetery.

MARTIN, Walter Lee
1884-1929
Englewood Cemetery (M), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Walter Martin died at his home in Osceola, Mo., Monday at 9 a. m., with heart trouble. He had been suffering with stomach trouble for the past two months and had to close his grocery store in Osceola as he was unable to take care of it. However, he had never been bedfast and that morning had said he was feeling better than for some time just before the end came. Walter was born at Brownsville, Mo., in Saline county, July 31, 1884. He came to Clinton with his parents, when he was four years old, and this had been his home since until he moved last year to Osceola after selling his interest in the Martinville grocery store, here. He liked his new home and business location and told the writer he thought the business prospects at Osceola were fine. He had been one of Clinton's leading business men for years, following his father. W. A. Martin, in the grocery business. He maintained the name of "the home of low prices," and had customers county wide, who came and bought supplies for months at a time there. Everyone liked Walter, as he was a friend in the time of need. He was jovial, always having a smile. When a young man. he enlisted in the U. S. Army and had four years of service in the Philippine Islands. June 1909, he was united in marriage with Miss Rosa Lena Hoppe, who survives him. He leaves to comfort her four sons--William August, Charley, Frank and Robert. He also leaves his parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Martin, and the following brothers and sisters: Lewis, Charley and George Martin, of Clinton; Albert Martin, San Diego, Cal.: Mesdames Will Hunt, Jim Dodson, Edwin Bennett and Oren Scott of Clinton; Mrs. Olin Inloes, Lewis Station. Deceased was converted and united with the Baptist church a number of years ago. He was also a member of the I.O.O.F. His body was brought to the home of his parents Monday evening, and the funeral was conducted at the First Baptist Church Tuesday afternoon. Burial was in Englewood. The pallbearers were all brothers-in-law as follows: Oren Scott, Olin Inloes, Harve Hoppe, Ben Braun, Edwin Bennett and Jim Dodson.

MARTIN, William Andrew
1863-1934
Englewood Cemetery (M), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - W. A. Martin, Founder of Martinville Dies - End Come Suddenly to Man Who Through Honesty, Economy, Hard Work and Vision Made a Success in Business - "Look ahead and go ahead," was the motto of the life of W. A. Martin. He was ever watchful of the road ahead and ready to take a step forward. This motto, "Look ahead and go ahead," hung in his living room and was exemplified by every act of his life. With the passing of W. A. Martin at his home on Artesian Avenue at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 18, Henry county lost one of her foremost citizens, one whose integrity and business ability has become a goal for other merchants of the county to strive to reach. Although Mr. Martin had been in ill health several years, he had remained active and had done his usual routine of work, and was planning h is garden for the coming season. Monday he had a severe heart attack, but was able to be up. He died quietly in the same chair in which his wife died and in a similar manner. He had been to town to get a shave, had looked after his farm and other business, and finally, tired out, settled down to read Wednesday evening. When Miss Frye, his excellent homemaker, returned from the basement, she found him nearing the close of a long and useful journey on earth. His children were called, but he was beyond the call of human voices. William Andrew Martin was born in Marshall, Clark county, Illinois, November 23, 1863. His father was Andrew J. Martin, a soldier in the Civil War, who died at Nashville, Tennessee, while in the service. W. A. Martin was reared near Versailles, in Morgan county, Missouri. He first started out to hunt a job when he was eight years old with 35 cents in his pocket and carrying a clean shirt. After the small lad was repeatedly turned down, he decided that prospects would be better if he put on the clean shirt, which he did, and the next place he applied he got the job, but much to his dismay, he had lost the 35 cents which was in paper money; that was the only time he was ever "broke". As he grew older he became engaged in the sawmill business and also farming in Saline county. The writer recalls Mr. Martin telling of his experience through the disheartening financial period in his youth when he hauled ties from Gravois Mills to Versailles, making as low as 25 cents a day, yet managing to feed his team and live. this first team was paid for with earnings he made hauling ties. W. A. Martin and Mollie East were united in marriage May 6, 1882. Mr. Martin, with his wife and sons, Walter and Lewis, came to Clinton in 1884, and camped on the present site of Martinville, which was then an apparently worthless lowlands. He traded two colts for an acre of land with C. B. Wilson, and Mr. Wilson was inclined to think he got the better of the bargain. Mr. Martin's first venture was killing hogs and selling them to the newly established hotel at the Artesian park which became a popular summer resort. In 1892 he established a small grocery store in a building 16x20 feet. This was the beginning of Martinville, which is now an active and prosperous suburb of Clinton, with stores also radiating to other parts of the city and even to Lewis Station. Mr. Martin was a shrewd and capable business man and was materially assisted by his wife, who never failed to lend her courage and advice when needed. The close companionship which existed between Mr. Martin and his wife was broken June 26, 1931. She had shared every joy and every sorrow of his since their marriage of one year less than half a century. She had ever been his helpmate, both in the home and business. When travel lured Mr. Martin she accompanied him, after they reached middle age and financial independence, to every state of the union, also Canada and Cuba. He never ceased to long to travel, and although he knew his life hung by a thread, he bought a new car a few days before his death, fully equipped with a radio. He was planning to attend the World's Fair this summer. Knowing he was unable to stand the long walks he had outlined a trip where he could go in a wheeled chair. The greatest pride of his later life was his fine herd of 60 head of registered Herefords and his 500-600 acre farm. Square dealings and unwavering honesty were his foundation stones of success. Economical and careful purchasing with the buying public in view made Martinville store grow rapidly. Mr. Martin gave quick and honest service to his community and gradually Martinville has expanded, new stores have been established and homes built. The store grew visibly each year until sales reached nearly $100,000 a year and the store served the entire city. Mr. Martin never believed in letting things "hang fire" as the saying goes, but looking ahead was synonymous with going ahead with him. He didn't tie up the traffic of life by slow decisions, but was lightning quick and unfailingly accurate in all decisions. He was strictly honest with everyone he met. He had a contagious sense of humor, ready always with a smile and a joke. Mr. Martin was a member of the Clinton Christian church. He regarded everyone as his friend and treated them accordingly. As he was keenly interested in his community, he was a staunch supporter of anything for its betterment. Alert mentally, he kept up with the events of the day, and his mind remained clear and quick to the last. Mr. Martin's schooling was most meager and limited to a few months in a country school. However, his education went on to his last day in the great University of Experience. If in conversation or reading he found a word he did not understand, he found out its meaning that day. The first home of the Martins was a one-room house built on the acre which he had purchased. How happy the family was when the family finances increased and they could add a tiny room and have a two-roomed house. As the small business they had established expanded, so did their home and a two-story eight-room house was built on the corner opposite the store. This home was later sold to his daughter and husband, Mr. and Mrs. Hunt. Mr. Martin had a completely modern home built and furnished for good living on Artesian avenue in Martinville, where his wife found happiness and contentment until her death, June 26, 1931. Miss Frankie Frye had been his patient, efficient housekeeper and nurse during the past two years, since his health had so rapidly failed. Thirteen children were given Mr. and Mrs. Martin's union, nine of whom survive. Seven of these have followed in their father's footsteps by settling in the community in establishments of their own. When they have needed a helping hand they have gone to their father, who was always ready with a vast store of advice which he had tested and found good, and thus they were able to build up thriving businesses. When his daughter, Laura, wanted to stop school, Mr. Martin told her it would be best for her to continue but if she wouldn't she could go to work in the store, which she did. She was given two dollars a week checking bills in the store and worked many years, gaining a vast knowledge of useful information. Likewise, every child was given an allowance, however small, and if he were thrifty and saved his money he had it, but if he spent it all, he didn't receive any more until next allowance. Some of his children's organization have been outgrowths of the original general store as it expanded and became a number of stores specializing in one department of the original store. A daughter, Mrs. W. D. Hunt, and husband now have the grocery and dry goods store at Martinville; a son, Charles Martin, and wife, have the feed and hardware store; George Martin, a son, and his wife, and Mrs. Edwin Bennett, a daughter, and her husband, operate greenhouses; a daughter, Mrs. May Martin Dodson has a grocery store on North Third street; a daughter, Mrs. O. B. Scott, and husband, operate Scott's Grocery at Eighth and Green streets, and a daughter, Mrs. Olin Inloes, and husband, have a store at Lewis Station. The other two children who survive are Lewis Martin, a painter, and Albert Martin who is in the U. S. Navy. Also surviving are 26 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at his late home on Artesian Avenue, at 2:30 Friday afternoon. Burial was in Englewood.

MARTIN, William Michael "Mike" Sr.
1958-2004
Englewood Cemetery (M), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Nov 30 2004 - Mike Martin, 46, Chilhowee, died Sunday, November 28, 2004. He was born August 2, 1958, in Holden, the son of the late William "Gene" Eugene Martin and Mary Lucille (Jenkins) Martin. He graduated from Chilhowee High School. He was employed with the Missouri Department of Transportation for 28 years, serving as shed supervisor in Clinton. He was a member of the Chilhowee Baptist Church. He also served on the Johnson County Fire district for 28 years, serving as captain of the Chilhowee Station (Station 3). On January 17, 1976, in Chilhowee, he married Dawn Annette Hurt. They had two children, William "Bill" Michael Martin, Jr. and Mary Alice (Martin) Bone. His wife Dawn, son Bill and wife Tracy Aniese, daughter Mary and husband Jason Daniel, two grandsons, William Michael Martin III and Benjamin Alexander Martin, three sisters, Carolyn Bradbury, Linda Honeycutt and Sharon Schorer, survive him. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother Jerry Martin. Funeral services will be held Thursday, December 2, at 1:30 p.m. at the Chilhowee Baptist Church. Interment will be in Englewood Cemetery in Clinton.

MARVIN, Anna Maria MOORES
1808-1903
Englewood Cemetery (M), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Missouri, Mar 28 1902 - Another loved one has passed over the dark river of death and is now safe in the arms of Jesus; another household has been darkened and children are bereft of a kind mother and the community of a highly esteemed friend. On Thursday morning, March 26th, 1903, at 4:15 o'clock, just as the first faint rays of another day were being ushered in, the spirit of Anne Maria Moores Marvin winged its flight from her frail body, at her earthly home on North Washington Street, and was wafted to that shining home of her Savior. She retained her mental faculties to the last and although her advanced age made her very weak, she was bright and cheerful until the last summons came. Her maiden name was Anne Maria Moores. She was born in Hudson, N.Y. March 2, 1808; was united in marriage July 27, 1836 to Rev. L. C. Marvin. They lived in Duanesberg, N.Y. and Newark, N.J. until 1851 when they came to Saline county, Mo., then moved to Springfield, Ill. in 1858, moving again to Clinton, Mo. in 1856 where she has since resided. Her loving companion died July 5, 1878 and their only son, Henry, passed away in 1893 and both are now welcoming her into the pearly gates, where they have prepared a home for her and are now awaiting the coming of their other earthly friends. They had five children - Henry, Eugenia, now Mrs. G. Y. Salmon; Marion, Eliza and Mercy Marvin; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Funeral services at the C. P. church and then she was laid to rest in Englewood.

MARVIN, Eliza
1845-1929
Englewood Cemetery (M), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Miss Eliza Marvin passed away Wednesday night at the Masonic home in St. Louis. She went to bed feeling all right but died during the night. The cause of her death is thought to have been heart trouble. Deceased had been blind about 17 years and unable to walk for 25 years. Her father was a Mason and about sixteen years ago after the death of her sister, Mrs. Geo. Y. Salmon, she and her other sister, Miss Mattie, decided to go to the Masonic home in St. Louis. Miss Mattie passed away about eight or nine years ago. Miss Eliza Marvin was born in Cooper county, near Boonville, June 29, 1845. Her father, L. C. Marvin, was a Universalist minister. He was appointed land agent by the government when he came to Clinton before the Civil War and his office sat in the yard of the old Court House. Miss Marvin's father was a close friend of Lincoln and was his neighbor in Illinois before coming to Missouri. Miss Marvin was a sister to Mrs. Geo. Y. Salmon and was the last of the Marvin family. Her niece, Mrs. R. L. Tamblyn, who was Annie Britts Salmon, was here to attend the funeral. Mrs. Tamblyn always went to St. Louis and spent two weeks with Miss Marvin every year. They were very dear to each other and Miss Marvin will be greatly missed. She was always cheerful and never complained. She was Peyton Park's school teacher when he was a boy. Mrs. Thomas M. Casey of Los Angeles, Calif., is a niece; Frank M. Salmon of Kansas City, G. Y. Salmon, of Los Angeles, Calif., nephews; Mary McKinley, Captain McKinley's wife, of Clinton, a niece, and Mrs. Howard Vaughn, of Marblehead, Mass., a niece. The body was brought to Clinton Friday for burial. Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Tamblyn, of Kansas City, were the only ones away from here who attended the funeral. The funeral was conducted Saturday morning. Burial in Englewood.

MARVIN, Henry Stilling
1838-1893
Englewood Cemetery (M), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton, MO - It is with regret we announce the death of a man whose life's work has left its influence over Henry county, whose name was synonymous with integrity and whose circle of friends knew him only to praise his sterling worth. Henry Stilling Marvin departed this life on Monday, October 30th, at 4 o'clock p.m. His death was not unexpected. Long had insidious disease made its advances, and all saw with regret the enfeebled steps and the physical weakness of encroaching illness. Three weeks ago he moved to Clinton to better secure medical attendance, but his life's sands were already far spent. His death occurred yesterday and was received with deep sorrow by every citizen of Clinton, as it will be by every dweller in Henry county. Mr. Marvin's life was a busy one and characterized by active commercial pursuits, good business judgment and the courage to "walk uprightly in the sight of Gad and man." He was born May 11th, 1838, in Duanesburg, Schenectady county, New York, his father being "Parson" Levi Marvin, a name loved and honored by every old-time Missourian. He came to Missouri with his parents in the year 1840. He was in 1854 employed in the U.S. land office in Clinton under his uncle, A. C. Marvin. Two years later the land office was removed to Warsaw and he was then transferred to that point. He was employed in the U.S. Treasury Department from 1862 to 1867, when he engaged in buying and selling lands in Missouri. At the latter date he became Cashier of the Thornton Bank, at Nevada, Missouri, where he remained until 1881, when he returned to Henry county. He at that date went to Montrose and organized the banking house of H. L. Marvin & Co., which became one of the solid financial institutions of the county. Seven years ago this bank was reorganized as a stock company known as "the Bank of Montrose," he remained cashier of the bank up to the time of his death. The funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at the residence of Mrs. Sophia Vail, on North Washington street, after which the remains were interred in Englewood cemetery.

MARVIN, Mercy Crosby
1848-1903
Englewood Cemetery (M), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Missouri, Aug 15 1903 - The spirit of Miss Mercy Crosby Marvin was called home Tuesday, August 11, 1903 at 11 a.m. She had been ill eleven days with hernia of the bowels but was comparatively free from suffering until the day before her death, when considerable pain set in, which was relieved and her last hours were calm and she passed away easily and peacefully. Born Jan. 29, 1858 and would have been 56 her next birthday. Afflicted since her birth, her life has been the loving center of care of her family. her sainted mother passed away March 26 and her wish had been that this beloved child should precede her to the other shore but the time has been short and the pathetic life has added its lustre in broadening and calling into view the noblest traits of character in those whom she was made the special charge. Three sisters mourn her departure - Mrs. Dr. Salmon, Miss Mattie and Eliza Marvin, whose daily lives have been sublime in patience and endurance, which could only come from reliance on the Divine Teacher who "was the strength of their lives." Mercy was industrious, being always busy with those occupations they thought best would fill her time. Her memory was marvelous and the sweetness of her soul showed in her fondness for music. Rev. Crawford conducted the funeral from the family residence on North Washington and services were concluded at Englewood.

MARZOLF, Alma Sarah SMITH CAMPBELL
1900-1998
Urich Cemetery, Bogard Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Alma S. Campbell Marzolf was born May 22, 1900, near Appleton City to Robert and Ocean Francis Smith. She married Harvey Campbell in 1919. Three children were born to this union, Bill, Betty and Robert. Harvey died in 1951. Alma moved to Kansas City where she met and married Lester Marzolf, Sr. They lived in Beloit, Kansas, until 1981 when Mr. Marzolf died. In 1982, Alma moved to Houston Plaza Retirement Settlement in Adrian and lived there for 16 years. There she met and loved all her neighbors. Her daughter-in-law, Lela, and Virgil Barnett went to Adrian every week to take her out to eat. She always looked forward to this. Alma was a joy to be with. She made her home at Adrian Plaza until six months ago and drove her own car until she was 93-years-old. She was a member of the Methodist Church in Adrian. She moved to Kansas City, Kansas, March 1, 1998, to the home of her daughter, Betty. She loved life and loved her grandchildren. They were all very close and everyone lovingly called her Mam-Ma. Survivors include her daughter, Betty Morlan; seven grandchildren, Ronald Morlan, Dennis Morlan, Marilyn (Campbell) Sloan, Delores (Campbell) Grimes, Joy (Campbell) Ford, Judy (Campbell) Stokes and Steve Campbell; 18 great-grandchildren and 21 great-great-grandchildren and of a family of eight children, a sister, Alberta Foster, Appleton, also survives, as well as many nieces, nephews and two sisters-in-law, Faye Hutson, Trenton and Blanche Campbell, Clinton. Also preceding her in death were two sons, Bill Campbell in 1981, and Robert Campbell in 1983, and three grandsons. Funeral services were held Wednesday, September 30, at Consalus Chapel in Urich. Burial was in Urich Cemetery.

MASON, Aunt
n/a-1887
Antioch Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Apr 2 1887 - An old woman, familiarly known as Aunt Mason, died Tuesday afternoon while out in her yard feeding the chickens. Her actual age is kept on record by the Eckels to whom she once belonged, and it was 106. Aunt Mason was very active for her age. She was buried in the colored cemetery north of town.

MASON, Delbert Leroy
1940-2003
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Sep 8 2003 - Delbert Leroy Mason, 62, Calhoun, died Thursday, September 4, 2003, at his home. Memorial services will be Sunday, September 14, at the New Life Miracle Center, 803 NE Highway AC, Calhoun. Cremation. He was born in Hubbard, Oregon. He was a upholstery shop owner. He was a member of New Life Miracle Center, Calhoun. He is survived by his wife, Betty of the home; two sons, Roy Driver of Independence and Jeff Mason of Vancouver, Washington; six daughters, Debbie Adams of Deepwater, Shirley Frazier of Nortmoor, Julie Nitschke, Krissy Chowler, Kelly Connelly and Sheryl Myers, all of Vancouver, Washington, as well as eight grandchildren.

MASONBRINK, Orpha ROBERTS JORDAN
1924-2013
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Orpha Jordan Masonbrink, age 88, of Higginsville, Missouri died on Friday, October 18, 2013, at Kansas City Hospice House in Kansas City, Missouri. Born Thursday, December 11, 1924 in Russellville, Arkansas, she was the daughter of the late John T. Roberts and the late Mary E. Osbrun Roberts. Orpha grew up in Russellville, Arkansas before marrying John T. Jordan in 1964; he preceded her in death in March, 1988. She married Buddy Masonbrink on March 15, 1995 in Miami, OK; he preceded her in death in January, 2006. Also preceded in death are one son, Tom Cravens, one brother, Doyle H. Roberts and one sister, Maggie K. Wirth. Mrs. Masonbrink lived in several different locations, including 3 years in Corder, MO and 30 years in Turner, KS before moving to Higginsville 10 years ago. She retired from Red X Supermarket in 1989 and was an avid quilter and loved flowers. She also volunteered at the Classic Shop in Higginsville. Surviving are sons, Randy (Clara) Cravens of Kingsville, MO, Terry (Beverly) Payne of Denton, TX and John Kevin (Christy) Jordan of Turner, KS, daughter, Kathy Jordan of Shawnee Mission, KS, one brother, Otis Roberts of Wichita, KS, 9 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. A funeral service will be Tuesday, October 22, 2013 at Hoefer Chapel located at 1600 Main St. Higginsville, Missouri 64037. Interment will be in Memory Gardens Cemetery, Clinton, MO.

MASONBRINK, Rolla M.
1912-2007
Mt. Moriah Cemetery, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
Rolla M. Masonbrink of Lenoir City, Tennessee, was born December 17, 1912 in Creighton, Missouri, the son of Charles and Oleta (Lee) Masonbrink. He departed this life Tuesday, December 25, 2007 at Baptist Healthcare Center, Lenoir City at the age of 95 years and 8 days. On May 23, 1941, Rolla was united in marriage to Maxine Franklin in Drexel, Missouri. Rolla farmed most of his life on a dairy farm in Cass County, Missouri and later in Bellflower and Mansfield, Illinois before retiring in 1978 and moving to Mesa, Arizona. He served in the Army Signal Corps during WWII. Rolla was an active member of the Trinity Baptist Church in Mesa, Arizona and a member of the Bellflower, Illinois Masonic Lodge. He was a 32nd degree Mason for 50 years. Rolla was blessed with good health, an active retirement and many coffee-drinking, problem-solving good friends. Besides his parents, Rolla was preceded in death by his wife Maxine on April 2, 1989 and a sister, Laverne Lindsay. He is survived by a daughter, Nancy Eident and husband, Albert of Loudon, Tennessee; a son, R.C. Masonbrink and wife Judy of Fairway, Kansas; five grandchildren, Jim, Steve, Leah, Abbey and Adam; other relatives and many friends. Funeral services were held Saturday, December 29, 2007 at the Dickey Funeral Home, Harrisonville, Missouri with burial in the Mt. Moriah Cemetery, Kansas City, Missouri.

MASSEY, Charles Lloyd
1939-2007
Parks Chapel Cemetery, Leesville Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Nov 5 2007 - Charles Lloyd Massey, 68, Warrensburg, died Friday, November 2, 2007 at Missouri Veterans Home, Warrensburg. Funeral services will be Monday, November 5 at Consalus Funeral Home with burial in Parks Chapel Cemetery. Charles was born March 31, 1939, in Warsaw, Missouri, son of Charles Lowell and Minnie Taylor Massey. He was the second eldest of five children. Charles attended Warsaw High School. In 1961 at the age of 22, Charles was drafted into the United States Army. While in the Army, he trained in heavy artillery. He was stationed at Fort Hood in Texas. He married Pansey Thurman in 1962 and to this union was one daughter Angela Diana. Charles moved to Wyoming to be with his daughter and husband, Tim Stevens and granddaughter, McKenna in 1998. He drove a truck for a lumber company in Warsaw both before and after his military service. He worked for this lumber company until 1973 when he began working in the field of heavy construction and heavy equipment. Later, Charles drove heavy machinery for mining companies in Moberly, Missouri. Charles enjoyed socializing and visiting. One of the first things Charles did at the Veterans Home was to read the door signs of fellow veterans and interact with them. Charles liked fishing and sharing fish stories. He also enjoyed watching television. Most of all, Charles liked to strike up conversations throughout the facility. He accepted Christ as his Savior two years ago. Preceding him in death are his parents; his wife, Pansey and daughter, Angela Diana Stevens. Survivors include one brother, Terry Massey; three sisters, Charlotte Spry; Linda Ritter; Ruby Moulder; one son-in-law, Tim Stevens and one grandchild, McKenna Stevens.

MASSEY, Elnora COMER
1914-2008
Englewood Cemetery (M), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Nov 19 2008 - Elnora Comer Massey of Clinton, Missouri passed away at the age of 93 on Tuesday, November 18, 2008, at the Clinton Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Clinton, Missouri. Elnora was born on December 31, 1914 in Henry County, Missouri, the daughter of James V. and Clara A. (Matter) Comer. She was married in Clinton, Missouri on September 25, 1938 to Rufus Homer Massey, who survives in Clinton. Elnora was a member of the United Methodist Church of Clinton and was active for years in the Fun and Fellowship Group at the church. She loved to tend to her flower garden and was meticulous in her care of their farm home. She is survived by her husband, Rufus; two nephews, Roger Lowe of Holden, Missouri and Steven Lowe of Grain Valley, Missouri; one niece, Patricia O'Neal of Clinton, Missouri; several great nieces and nephews and many friends. Preceding her in death were her parents, two brothers, Roy Comer and Vernon Comer, two sisters, Mabel Stewart and Frances Lowe, and her sister-in-law, Ruth Slavens. Funeral Services will be Thursday, November 20, 2008, at the funeral home. Burial will be at the Englewood Cemetery in Clinton, Missouri.

MASSIE, Ella Elizabeth PARKER
1865-1940
Englewood Cemetery (M), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Mrs. I. F. Massie died about 2:00 p.m. Thursday, November 28, 1940, at a Nevada hospital where she had been since March 18, a hardening of the arteries having robbed her of her faculties. Before that time, since August 1939 both she and her husband had been devotedly cared for by their daughter-in-law, Mrs. Ruth Massie, whose late husband, Will, was their only child, but after I. F. Massie suffered a fifth stroke of paralysis, his care became increasingly difficult as he was left with but one sense, that of his sight, unimpaired and their daughter-in-law, who was as an own daughter, was unable to care for both at the Massie home at 219 North Second. Ella Parker was born near Lebanon, March 18, 1865, and Christmas Day, 1883, was united in marriage to Isaac Massie at her home. They came to Clinton about 53 years ago where Mr. Massie was employed in the mail service, also at the Larabee mill as drayman until he was badly injured in a run-away. Mrs. Massie, ever a true helpmeet to her husband, assumed the responsibility of making the living with what assistance her partially paralyzed husband could give in operating a home bakery, then later Mrs. Massie became a nurse and 20 years ago moved to their home on North Second Street, operating a rooming house. Mrs. Massie was a member of the Second Street Methodist Church, faithful in attendance, giving of her talents and prayers, trusting ever in the Lord and obedient to His Will. In 1901 she became director of Scientific Temperance Instruction for the Clinton W.C.T.U. chapter, and under her supervision, the effects of stimulants and narcotics became known to pupils and the annual temperance essay winners from Clinton schools put this town at the head of winning schools in state W.C.T.U. essay contests time and again. In 1925 Mrs. Massie was presented a gold medal by Clinton teachers in honor of her activities. Mrs. Massie is survived by her husband and daughter-in-law both mentioned above, also grandchildren, Miss Billie Massie and Mrs. Frank Harris, both of Kansas City, who came last Thursday and remained until Sunday with their mother; also Gerald Massie of Kansas City; three sisters and a brother, John, Misses Mattie and Mary Parker and Mrs. Annie Chilvers, all of Chicago. Private funeral services were conducted Saturday at the Consalus & Peck Funeral Home. Burial in the family lot at Englewood beside her son.

MASSIE, John Harrison
1869-1939
Englewood Cemetery (M), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
John Harrison Massie Dies. Death brought release to the sufferings of Mr. Massie, long a familiar figure in Clinton, the morning of July 22, 1939, after an extended illness. Mr. Massie was born in Monroe County, Ohio, March 22, 1869, and August 31, 1892, he was united in marriage to Miss Mary Stephen, who survives, with their two children, Mrs. Nellie Rains, of Clinton and Rev. Homer B. Massie of near Robinson, Kans., and one grandson, Homer Barr Massie, Jr. He is also survived by two brothers, I. F. and E. R. Massie, both of Clinton. For many years Mr. Massie carried the mail to the trains, his horse and dog as well known as he for both animals seemed to possess his sense of responsibility. He was kindly, gentle and with an infinite patience had trained his dog to perform tricks which was ever a delight to the children who trusted and loved Mr. Massie. His word was as good as his bond, he was congenial, an affectionate husband, loyal brother, a noble and esteemed friend. He was a faithful member of the Second Street Methodist Church, where he also served acceptably and efficiently as custodian and in this as all things, he consistently followed the teachings of the Master, for Whose sake he labored in love and kindness. Funeral services were conducted Sunday at the Wilkinson Funeral home. Burial was at Englewood, where graveside services were in charge of I.O.O.F. Lodge of which he was long an active member.

MASSIE, William Ross
1886-1939
Englewood Cemetery (M), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
William Ross Massie, 52, died at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. I. F. Massie, North Second Street, about 6:00 p.m. Tuesday from a heart ailment, with which he had suffered some time. Mr, Massie had been an engineer on the Burlington Railroad for 27 years, living in Independence. He had retired because of ill health May 1, 1939, coming soon after to Clinton. He was born in Ohio, December 19, 1886, the only child of I. F. and Ella Parker Massie. He is survived by his wife, Ruth, two daughters, Miss Billie Massie of Independence and Mrs. Frank Harris of Kansas City, Kans., a son, Gerald Massie, of Kansas City, Mo., also his parents. Funeral services will be held Thursday (today) at the Consalus & Peck Funeral Home on East Grand River Street.

MASTEN, Kenneth Lee Jr.
1955-2005
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Nov 29 2005 - Kenneth "Cowboy" Masten, Jr., 49, of Windsor, Mo., died Monday morning, November 28, 2005, at his home in Windsor, Mo. He was born December 24, 1955, in Dallas, Texas, the son of Kenneth Lee Masten, Sr., and Bobbie Louise (Barefoot) Masten. He was married to Esther Sandford. Kenneth was an independent truck driver for over 25 years and since living in Windsor the past 4 years he has driven a truck for Bob Gregory Trucking Company, Windsor. He served in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam Conflict. "Cowboy" enjoyed fishing and playing dominoes and poker. Survivors include his father, Kenneth Lee Masten, Sr., and stepmother, Jane, Eldorado Springs, Mo.; his mother, Bobbie L. Murgatroyd and stepfather, George, Lampasas, Texas; a son, Billy Lee Masten, San Diego, California; 2 half-brothers, Jerry Lynn Key, Lampasas, Texas, Michael LaDon Key, Frederick Maryland; a special friend, Linda Whitworth; and friends, Bob and Florence Gregory and Amber Burchett. He was preceded in death by a half-brother, Jimmy Key. Burial will be at a later date at the Bend Cemetery, Lampasas, Texas.

MASTERS, Eula Jane McCOMB
1941-2005
Englewood Cemetery (M), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jul 1 2005 - Eula Jane Masters, 64, died July 1, 2005, at home. She was born February 26, 1941, in Anniston, Alabama, the daughter of Paul James and Dorsie (Pirkle) McComb. Mrs. Masters grew up in Monroe, Louisiana, where she graduated from Ouachita Parish High School in 1959. She earned a degree in English Education from the University of Missouri at Columbia in 1963. She resided in Northport, Alabama, from 1981 to 1990 where she was a member of Flatwoods Baptist Church. There she participated in the church choir and volunteered in many ways, including using her considerable talent for sewing to design and construct Christmas robes for the entire children's choir. Always a gifted teacher, she taught youth Sunday School, Children's Bible School and church-wide adult mission studies. A resident of Clinton for the past 10 years, Mrs. Masters was a member of First Baptist Church. Throughout her illness of five years, she maintained a gracious attitude and an abiding faith in her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. She was ever a devoted wife, mother and grandmother and she will be greatly missed. She was preceded in death by her father, Reverend Paul McComb, and infant sister, Linda Marie McComb. Survivors include her husband of 43 years, Dr. Ronald E. Masters; mother Dorsie McComb; two sisters, Myra Porter (Harry) and Joyce Howell (Billy); children Cathy Norris (Larry Scott), Karen Singleton (Michael), Connie Cook (Mark), Kimberly Wilkinson (Daniel) and Craig Masters (Heidi); eight grandchildren, Joshua and Danielle Norris, Ashley, Stacey and Collin Singleton and Meredith, Ethan and Mallory Cook, and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held at the Vansant-Mills Chapel, Clinton, on Tuesday, July 5. Sons-in-law and friends of the family served as pall bearers. They were Larry Norris, Michael Singleton, Mark Cook, Daniel Wilkinson, Bill Houk, Robert Beebe and Bill Kernohan. Interment was in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

MASTERS, Lucille Irene CLEMINGS
1911-2000
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 21 2000 - Lucille Irene Masters of Calhoun, daughter of Rev. and Mrs. R. I. Clemings, died Saturday, January 15, 2000, at 4 p.m., at her home in the country, southeast of town. She was born October 29, 1911, at Zahl, North Dakota. She made a profession of faith at an early age and was baptized at Rosedale Baptist Church, Kansas City, Kansas. She was a member of the Calhoun Baptist Church. Much of her schooling was obtained in Kansas City. She was married to Eugene W. Masters, June 16, 1935, in Calhoun and together they operated Masters Drug Store for 50 years. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband on July 7, 1990. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Phyllis Richardson of Calhoun; one son, Dr. Ronald E. Masters of Clinton; six grandchildren, Chris Richardson of Calhoun, Cathy Norris of Prattville, Alabama, Karen Singleton of West Monroe, Louisiana, Connie Cook of Tuscaloosa, Alabama, and Kimberly and Craig Masters of Clinton; a brother, James A. Clemings of Haysville, Kansas; two nieces, several cousins and friends. Funeral services were Wednesday, January 19, at the Calhoun Baptist Church. Burial was in the Calhoun Cemetery.

MASTERS, Ronald E. Dr.
1939-2009
Englewood Cemetery (M), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Dr. Ronald E. Masters, age 69 of Clinton, Missouri passed away Thursday, July 9, 2009 at the University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, Kansas. Funeral services will be Monday, July 13, 2009 at Vansant-Mills Chapel, Clinton with burial in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton. Dr. Masters was born in Clinton, Missouri. He received his PhD in Medicinal Chemistry/ Pharmacology from the University of Missouri Kansas City. He was a pharmacist for many years and also was a college professor. He was a member of the First Baptist Church, Clinton. He is survived by his children, Craig Masters and wife, Heidi of Salina, Kansas, Cathy Norris and husband, Larry of Sterrett, Alabama, Karen Singleton and husband, Michael of Waco, Texas, Connie Cook and husband, Mark of Tuscaloosa, Alabama and Kimberly Wilkinson and husband, Daniel of Lenexa, Kansas; his sister, Phyllis Richardson and husband, Joe of Calhoun, Missouri as well as nine grandchildren, Joshua and Danielle Norris, Ashley, Stacey and Collin Singleton, Meredith, Ethan and Mallory Cook and Nicholas Wilkinson.

MASTIN, Edna P. HAYNES
1921-2003
Englewood Cemetery (M), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Aug 22 2003 - Edna Mastin, 82, Clinton, died Thursday, August 21, 2003, at Research Hospital in Kansas City. She was the daughter of Earl and Ethel Young Haynes. She was a member of the Clinton OES #73, Eagles Lodge 3667 and VFW Ladies Auxiliary. She was formerly married to Glen W. Mastin Sr., who preceded her in death in July 1989. Also preceding her in death were her parents and one brother, Courtney Haynes. She is survived by her son, Glen Douglas Mastin, Sr. of Belton; two grandsons, Glen Douglas Mastin Jr. and Jeffrey Scott Mastin; one step-granddaughter, Mary Pike, and one great-grandchild; one brother, Young Haynes of St. Louis; two nieces and a nephew. Graveside services will be at Englewood Cemetery, Monday, August 25.

MASTIN, Glen Doug
1947-2004
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Dec 20 2004 - Glen Doug Mastin, 57, Peculiar, died Sunday, December 19, 2004, at the KU Medical Center. Arrangements are pending under the direction of Sickman Dunning Funeral Home.

MASTIN, Victor Wayne
1922-1922
Fields Creek Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
The Clinton Eye, Clinton MO, Friday, Aug 25 1922 - Victor Wayne, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. James Mastin, living 5 miles northwest of Clinton, died Tuesday of last week. This little babe was born on August 12th, and although only lived so short a time, yet the deepest heartaches were caused when the love links binding its little life to the parents, sisters and brothers were severed. Besides the parents, four sisters and two brothers - Letha, Ina, Mabel, Nellie, Forest and Glenn, mourn the death of this dear little one, and have the sincere sympathy of all. Burial was at Fields Creek cemetery August 15th. -- IN LOVING MEMORY of our dearly beloved babe, Victor Wayne Mastin, born August 12, 1922; died August 15, 1922.

MASTIN, Wilma D. BATSCHELETTE
1918-2008
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Mar 5 2008 - Wilma D. Mastin, 89, of Clinton, Missouri, died Thursday evening February 28, 2008, at the Golden Valley Memorial Hospital. Services will be on Monday, March 3, 2008, at Consalus Funeral Home. Wilma Mastin was born on September 16, 1918 in LaDue, Missouri, the daughter of Frederick and Mary Ann (Michel) Batschelette. She was married to Forrest Mastin on February 16, 1938. For most of their married life they farmed and she helped with the hard work as much as Frederick did. She also did catering and was employed as a baker with Lucy Dale Davis for a number of years. Mrs. Mastin was a member of the LaDue Christian Church and was very active in many of the church activities over the years. She enjoyed her vegetable garden, coin collecting, cooking and most of all she loved her family. She had a great Interest in reading and also had a love for canasta playing, hand and foot. Mrs. Mastin is survived by one daughter Mary Lynn West (Mike) of Blue Springs, Missouri, and one grandson, Scott Marolf (Johanna) of Kansas City, Missouri. Several nieces, nephews, and cousins also survive her. She is preceded in death by her parents, three sisters Ida, Lena, and Adeline, and two brothers Matthew and George.

MATHEWS, Deloris Z.
1922-2005
Robinson Cemetery, Collins Twp, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Mar 21 2005 - Mrs. Deloris Mathews, 82, Raytown, died Sunday, March 20, 2005, at Hidden Lake Care Center in Raytown. Funeral services will be Wednesday, March 23, at Robinson Cemetery, near Weaubleau.

MATHEWS, Johnny C.
1922-2002
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 19 2002 - Johnny C. Mathews, 80, Osceola, died Thursday, April 18, 2002, at Sac Osage Hospital, Osceola. He was a retired electrician. Funeral services will be Sunday, April 21, at Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel, Osceola.

MATHEWS, Mary Lucille
1920-2003
Osceola Cemetery, Osceola, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Oct 13 2003 - Mrs. M. Lucille Mathews, 82, Osceola, formerly of Kansas City, died Friday, October 10, 2003, at Golden Valley Hospital in Clinton. Funeral services were Monday, October 13, at Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel in Osceola. Burial was in the Osceola Cemetery.

MATTER, Bertha Caroline DEHN
1904-1995
Englewood Cemetery (M), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Bertha Caroline Matter, 90, a resident of Mercer County Nursing Home, Aledo, Ill., formerly of Viola, Ill., died Saturday, July 8, 1995, at the Mercer County Hospital in Aledo, Ill. The former Bertha Caroline Dehn was born August 27, 1904, on a farm near Clinton, a daughter of Daniel and Minnie Caroline (Batschelett) Dehn. She graduated from the 8th grade from a one room rural school. She married Raymond Joseph Matter November 21, 1923, in Clinton. He died November 22, 1974. They moved to Chicago for six years where she worked at Bunny Brothers Candy Factory and also the Marshall Fields Store. They moved to Alpha, Ill., in 1930 and farmed in the Alpha, Rio and Viola area. She lived on the farm to age 90 before becoming a resident of the Mercer County Nursing Home. She always tended a big garden and was known for her quilting, embroidery, knitting and sewing. She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Wayne and Judith Matter of Viola, Ill.; a daughter and son-in-law, Margaret Laverne and Robert Allen of Monmouth, Ill.; two granddaughters, Bonnie Matter of Viola, Ill., and Beverly (Mrs. John) Millar of Kirkwood, Ill.; one grandson, Russell Matter of Berlin, Germany; three great-grandchildren, Michele, Tamra and John Robert Millar of Kirkwood, Ill. She was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters, one brother; a son, Joseph, and an infant grandson. Funeral services were held at the Vansant-Mills Chapel, Tuesday, July 11. Burial was in the Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

MATTHES, Amber Dawn
1979-2008
Englewood Cemetery (M), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Dec 1 2008 - Amber Dawn Matthes, 29, of Lone Jack, Missouri, formerly of Clinton, Mo., died Wednesday, November 26, 2008 at her home following a lengthy battle with breast cancer. She was born October 13, 1979 in Clinton, the daughter of Rodney Lee Matthes and Kelly Renee (McMillian) Matthes. Amber was a member of the Clinton United Methodist Church and the Golden Valley Dolphins Swim Team. Amber loved scrapbooking, crafts, flea markets, garage sales, and antiques. She also enjoyed being outdoors, working in the garden, working on cars, camping, and fishing. Survivors include her daughter, Alexxa LeAnn, of the home; her mother and step-father, Kelly and Stephen Yulich of the home; her father Rodney Lee Matthes of Cedar Park, Texas; a sister Rachel Ann Yulich, of the home; a brother Jason Matthes of Clinton; three half-sisters, Aubrey Matthes, Logan Matthes, and Halley Matthes; her maternal grandfather, Barney E. McMillian, of Clinton; and her paternal grandmother, Charlotte Matthes, of Clinton. Amber was preceded in death by her maternal grandmother Dorothy (Jerry) McMillian. Funeral services will be Tuesday, December 2, 2008, at the Bradley & Hadley Funeral Home, Clinton. Burial will be in the Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

MATTHES, Leonard Harlow
1925-2007
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 9 2007 - Leonard H. Matthes, 81, of Clinton, died Sunday afternoon, January 7, 2007 at Golden Valley Memorial Hospital. He was born April 6, 1925 in Esterville, Iowa to John Francis Matthes and Pearl Elizabeth McMillan Matthes. John was employed as a farmer, a carpet cleaner, and a manager of a local motel, retiring from the maintenance department at Central Missouri State University, now University of Central Missouri. He was a veteran of the United States Army, serving in Korea. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Wayne and Donnie Matthes, and two sisters, Gladys Johnson and Margaret. Surviving is one brother, Francis M. Matthes, of Esterville, Iowa. Cremation.

MATTHEWS, W. S.
1817-1902
Deer Creek Cemetery, Deer Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Missouri, Jul 12 1902 - Died, at the residence of his son-in-law, Lewis Pierce, in Weir City, Kansas, W. S. Matthews, on Saturday, July 5, 1902, at 2:20 p.m. with rheumatism of the heart. Born in Ohio October 4, 1817 and was 84 at his death. Married to Miss Nancy Davis in Ohio in 1843. She was born in Pa. in 1831 and died here in Henry County in 1876 at the age of 44. Deceased and family emigrated to Iowa, thence to Mo., in the fall of 1871 and settled near Lewis Station, where his companion was called to come up higher, leaving Mr. Matthews and 8 children to mourn her loss and fight life's battles. From that time on, at least the most of it, he has made his home with his children and for the last 2 or 3 years has been with his daughter, Phoebe Pierce. Mr. and Mrs. Matthews had 5 girls and 3 boys, all living except one, Mrs. Libbie Friend, who preceded her father to that faraway land some several years ago. The seven that survive him are: Mrs. Pierce, Mrs. Jones, Mrs. C. Dodson and Frank and A. B. Matthews, all living in Weir City, Kansas, while James Matthews and Mrs. C. Shepherd reside in or near Lewis Station. Deceased told his girls, just a short time before he died, that he wanted Jesus to take him home on the same morning of his death. He went down to the store of his sons and did some trading and told his son, Frank, that he was feeling very good. He went to the barber shop, got shaved and went back home and ate his dinner. He then took the Eye up and read the old home news and told his children, laughing, about what he saw in the paper and also said that he felt terribly sleepy so he went into an adjoining room and lay down and had not been in there but a very few minutes before he was taken with a pain in his side, which soon went to his heart. His girls took hold of him and lifted him up and sat him in his arm chair. He sank away for a few moments and then rallied and they gave him some medicine. He said: "It is too late now," and soon died. On Monday, the body was brought to Lewis Station, where preparations were made for burial and Tuesday, the 8th, his funeral was preached at the M.E. Church. Burial in Deer Creek cemetery.

MATTHYS, Harry Marshall "Butch"
1940-2013
Maplewood & Brownington Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
Harry Marshall "Butch" Matthys, age 73, of Warsaw, Missouri, passed away Sunday, December 29, 2013, at the University of Kansas Medical Center, in Kansas City, Missouri. He was born in Kansas City, Missouri, on December 3, 1940, the son of Marshall Joseph and Clara Alverta Bockhorst Matthys. He grew up in the metropolitan Kansas City area and graduated from North Kansas City High School in the class of 1958. On June 3, 1961, he was united in marriage to Carol Diane Bradley at the Winnwood Baptist Church in Kansas City North. Unto this union two sons were born. One son Stephen Marshall Matthys preceded him in death on December 6, 2013. Butch made his home in Kansas City and was employed as a plant manager for Graphic Technology Inc. Following his retirement he moved to his home near Warsaw, Missouri, in 1986. He was an avid fisherman and enjoyed the time on the waters of Truman Lake and the Lake of the Ozarks. He also enjoyed NASCAR racing and traveled throughout the Midwest and the south to attend numerous NASCAR events. He was a member of the Winnwood Baptist Church in Kansas City North. He is survived by one son, Robert Wayne Matthys, of Warsaw, along with two grandchildren, Cassie and Jacob Lee. Other survivors include his life-companion of the past seventeen years, Shirley Church, of Lincoln, Missouri, two sisters, Patricia Bass, and her husband, George, of Rawlings, Wyoming, and Karen Gardner, and her husband, Roger, of Gravois Mills, three brothers, Michael Matthys, and his wife, Shirley, of Jefferson City, Missouri, Kenneth Matthys, of Gravois Mills, and David Matthys, and his wife, Linda, of Liberty, Missouri, numerous cousins, nieces and nephews, other relatives and many friends. Funeral services will beTuesday afternoon at the Reser Funeral Home in Warsaw. After the services Butch Matthys will be cremated and his ashes will be buried at the Brownington Cemetery at a later date.

MAUDLIN, Marion Eugene
1941-2001
Laurel Oak Cemetery (M), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Daily Democrat, Mar 8 2001 - Marion Eugene Maudlin, 60, Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, died Friday, March 2, 2001, in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He was born January 13, 1941, in Douthat, Oklahoma, the son of Eldo Maudlin and Elestene Loretta (Scott) Maudlin. Mr. Maudlin, formerly of Sedalia, worked as a welder for Delong's Inc., in Sedalia for several years. He was a member of the RLDS Church. He is survived by a son, Jason Maudlin, and daughter, Leah, both of the state of Louisiana; three grandchildren; a brother, Jack Maudlin, Independence; three sisters, Mary Jane Bilo, Norfolk, Virginia, Willadean Cook, Sedalia, and Nancy C. Wyatt, Windsor; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a son, Jacob Maudlin, and a brother, Billy Joe Maudlin. Graveside services will be Friday, at the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

MAUPIN, Dennis W.
1924-2004
Elm Spring Baptist Church Cemetery, Elm, Johnson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jun 2 2004 - Dennis W. Maupin, 80, Clinton, died Sunday, May 30, 2004, at his home. He was born April 2, 1924, near Creighton, the son of Leo Vaughn and Gladys (Welborn) Maupin. He married Peggy Moore Jones December 9, 1946. They spent most of their married life in the Elm community where he was a farmer and businessman. He was involved in volunteer mission work from 1981 to 11996. He was a member of the Elm Spring Baptist Church for 47 years. In 2000 Mr. and Mrs. Maupin moved to Clinton, moving their membership to the First Baptist Church. He was a Sunday School teacher and a member of the Gideons. He was a Navy veteran of World War II, serving from 1943-1945. Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Peggy Maupin, of the home; four sons, Rick, Dennis, Mick and Gary; one daughter, Jeanne Hurr; 12 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. His parents, Leo Vaughn and Gladys Maupin; two sisters, Dixie Lewis and Jean Rich, preceded him in death. Funeral services will be Thursday, June 3, at the Elm Spring Baptist Church, Elm, Missouri, with burial in Elm Spring Cemetery.

MAUPIN, Efton J.
1870-1904
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Missouri, Jun 18 1904 - Funeral services were held at Calhoun Saturday for E. J. Maupin, a son of C. C. Maupin of Calhoun, one of the best known men in the county. For several months, Mr. Maupin has been working as a Missouri Pacific fireman and was firing a southbound freight north of Butler Thursday night. He went back from his engine to the care just behind the water tank and on his way back to his place of duty he fell between the car and the water tank and was crushed to death by the cruel iron wheels. Efton Maupin was well and favorable known and had a cheerful disposition, a warm heart and was almost a perfect specimen of physical manhood. He had previously worked for several years for the state hospital at Nevada. On December 24, 1902, he married Miss Bell Fairbanks, who is now prostrate with grief. His was the fourth death in the Butler-Rich Hill area in one week, indeed a strange fate seems to hover over the area, with three men killed by Missouri Pacific trains and one other man drowned by the high waters.

MAUPIN, Rebekah Lynne
1987-2007
Elm Spring Baptist Church Cemetery, Elm, Johnson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 15 2007 - Rebekah L. Maupin, 19, Clinton, died Friday, January 12, 2007, near Warrensburg, as a result of an automobile accident. Funeral services will be Tuesday, January 16, at First Baptist Church, Clinton, with burial in Elm Spring Cemetery, Kingsville. She was born in Independence. She was a graduate of Clinton High School and was attending the University of Central Missouri at Warrensburg. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Clinton. She is survived by her parents, Dennis and Jennifer Maupin and one sister, Hannah Maupin, all of the home; another sister Melissa Chiles and husband Jeremy; a niece Hallie Chiles; her paternal grandmother Peggy Maupin, and her fiance Chance Wilson, all of Clinton, and her maternal grandfather Norm Arbo, New Port Richey, Florida.

MAUTINO, Charles E.
1923-2008
Englewood Cemetery (M), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Mar 6 2008 - Charles E. Mautino, 85, died Feb. 7, 2008, at the home of his daughter and son-in-law in Winter Haven, Florida. He was born Feb. 7. 1923, in Kansas City. He graduated form high school in Wellington and served as a radio technician in the Army Air Corps during World War II. He worked as a results technician for Kansas City Power and Light Co. for 35 years, retiring in 1982. On Jan. 13, 1944, he married Jane Simons in the chapel at Truax Air Base, later being transferred to Edwards Air Force Base in California. Charles was a member of the Clinton United Methodist Church. He is survived by his wife Jane, of 64 years; one daughter Wanda and husband Jim Lindsay, Clinton; two grandsons, Charles (Chad) Mitchell of Clinton and Matthew and wife Bobbie Mitchell, Gladstone, and one great-granddaughter Chasten Kate Mitchell of Clinton. Funeral services were held at Vansant-Mills Chapel on Wednesday, Feb. 13. Interment was held in Englewood Cemetery.

MAX, Maxine NINE HERRICK
1919-2009
Maxine Max, 89, of rural Windsor, Missouri, died Saturday, May 23, 2009, at her home. She was born November 7, 1919, in Clarksburg, West Virginia, the daughter of Odgen Wells Nine and Winifred (Davis) Nine. She was married to Joseph Densmore Herrick and to this union a son was born. Later she married Dr. Paul Max and he precded her in death. Maxine was a fashion model, in Manhattan, New York, in the 1940's and 1950s and had dated the movie actor, George Raft. She was introduced to her first husband, Joseph Herrick, by his best friend, Leo Durocher, then manager of the New York Giants baseball team. Later she moved to St. Louis, with her husband Dr. Paul Max, a physician with Barns Hospital, where she became a housewife. After the death of Dr. Max, Maxine moved to Sedalia, Mo., for a short while and then to rural Windsor, to be near her son. Survivors include a son, Brian D. Herrick, Windsor, Mo.; a daughter, Marilyn E. Buchholz, Miami, Florida; 5 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Billie Kaufman, Southern Lakes, North Carolina. Her body was donated to the University of Missouri School of Anatomy. No services are planned.

MAXWELL, Buford Lamuel
1915-2006
Tebo Church Cemetery, Leesville Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 9 2006 - Buford L. Maxwell, 90, of Calhoun, Missouri, died early Saturday morning, January 7, 2006, at a nursing home in Springfield. He was born February 3, 1915, in Fristoe, Mo., the son of William Homer Maxwell and Sarah Matilda (Smith) Maxwell. On December 30, 1938, in Hermitage, Mo., he married Gladys Iona Rolstin, who preceded him in death on August 5, 2002. Mr. Maxwell owned and operated a sawmill for many years and also worked for the Leesville Township operating and maintaining a road grader. He served in the United States Navy during World War II and was a member of the American Legion Post 566, Calhoun, Mo. and the VFW Post 2610, Windsor, Mo. Survivors include 2 sons, James W. Maxwell, Windsor, Mo., and Mack L. Maxwell, Anaconda, Montana; 2 daughters, Dorothy I. Williamson, Windsor, Mo., and Anita K. Miller, Clinton, Mo.; 14 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by 2 brothers, Oscar Buel Maxwell and Wilford Maxwell. Funeral services will be Tuesday, January 10, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial will be in the Tebo Cemetery, Leesville, Mo.

MAXWELL, Gladys ROLSTIN
1921-2002
Tebo Church Cemetery, Leesville Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Daily Democrat, Aug 6 2002 - Gladys (Rolstin) Maxwell, 81, rural Calhoun, died early Monday morning, August 5, 2002, at the Golden Valley Hospital in Clinton. She was born March 18, 1921 near Clinton, the daughter of William Forrest Rolstin and Lucy Ellen (Hopkins) Rolstin. On December 30, 1938, in Hermitage, she married Burford Lamuel Maxwell, who survives of the home. Mrs. Maxwell was a homemaker and had worked for Unitog in Clinton for 17 years. She attended both Mt. Olivet Church and Tebo Baptist Church, near Clinton. In addition to her husband, she is survived by two sons, James W. Maxwell, Windsor, and Mack L. Maxwell, Flemington; two daughters, Dorothy I. Williamson, Windsor, and Anita K. Miller, Clinton; 14 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by four brothers and four sisters. Funeral services will be Wednesday morning, August 7, at the Tebo Baptist Church, rural Clinton. Burial will be in the Tebo Cemetery, Clinton.

MAXWELL, James W. "Jim"
1943-2009
Laurel Oak Cemetery (M), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
James W. "Jim" Maxwell, 65, Windsor, died Thursday, May 14, 2009, at the Golden Valley Memorial Hospital, Clinton. He was born June 21, 1943, in Windsor, the son of Buford Lamuel Maxwell and Gladys Iona (Rolstin) Maxwell. On February 14, 1977, in Miami, Oklahoma, he married the former Marjorie Marie Eager, who survives the home. Jim was a master woodcarver for the past 45 years. For a number of years he taught woodcarving classes in Windsor and for the past 20, he and his wife Margie have owned Maxwell's Woodcarving shop in Cole Camp. He was a freelance writer who authored four books on woodcarving and also wrote several articles for Woodcarving Illustrated magazine. He was a member of the Lake of the Ozarks Carving Club, National Woodcarver's Association and the Cole Camp Chamber of Commerce. Serving as a committee member, Jim helped to found the Cole Camp Boy Scouts Chapter and, with the partnership of wife, Margie, founded the Cole Camp Annual Antique & Classic Bicycle Show. In addition to his wife, Jim is survived by two sons, Dan Maxwell, Albuquerque, New Mexico, and Tom Shockley, Laceys Spring, Alabama; a daughter, Tina Wheeler, Boonville; eight grandchildren, Lindsy Donathan, Camille Shockley, Ashleigh Vaughn, Andrea Hand, Carissa Shockley, Zachary Shockley, Hannah Maxwell and Trevor Maxwell; a great-granddaughter, Journey Gifford; a brother, Mack Maxwell, Flemington; two sisters, Dorothy Williamson, Windsor, and Anita Miller, Clinton, and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services were Monday, May 18, at the First Baptist Church, Windsor. Burial was in the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

MAXWELL, Maurine Wilma RIECKE
1921-2012
Laurel Oak Cemetery (M), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Maurine Maxwell, 91, of Windsor, Missouri, died Wednesday morning, December 12, 2012, at the Bothwell Regional Health Center, Sedalia, Mo. She was born May 24, 1921, in Ionia, Mo., the daughter of Willie Riecke and Ivy May (Willis) Riecke. On February 14, 1942, in Windsor, she married Buel Maxwell and he preceded her in death on September 8, 2000. Mrs. Maxwell was a homemaker and helped her husband on the farm before moving to town in 1998. Maurine lived her life to the fullest and she enjoyed quilting and playing bingo. She was a member of the El Dorado Methodist Church, rural Windsor and attended the Assembly of God Church, Windsor. Survivors include a son, Wayne Maxwell (Carol), Windsor, Mo.; 4 daughters, Patricia Nations (Jr.), Cole Camp, Mo.; Gloria Fosnow (Bill), Windsor, Mo.; Sandra Maxwell (Jack Cannon), Green Ridge, Mo.; Karen Nolting (Jeff), Linn, Mo.; 20 grandchildren; 44 great-grandchildren; 4 great-great-grandchildren; a brother, Gerald Riecke, Young Harris, Georgia; numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a son, Alan Maxwell; 4 sisters, Eileen Edgar; Marjorie Davis (her twin sister); Naomi Buchanan; Velma Buchanan and a brother, Willis Riecke. Funeral services will be Saturday, December 15, 2012, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial will be in the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

MAY, David Raymond
1942-2015
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, April 23 2015 - David Raymond May, 72, died Monday, April 13, 2015, at St. Joseph Medical Center, Kansas City. David was born December 31, 1942, in Oakland, Nebraska, the son of Charles and Irma Jensen May. On July 21, 1978, he was united in marriage to Charlene "Patty" Willard in Clinton. Dave was a graduate of Hooper High School and spent most of his career as a sales representative for G&G Manufacturing of Omaha, Nebraska. Dave later was a co-owner of Carney's Farm and Home. For over 30 years he enjoyed working on his many rental properties. Dave was a long-time member of the Trinity Lutheran Church where he served in numerous positions over the years,including president of the congregation, trustee, elder, Sunday School superintendent and youth group adviser. He enjoyed trips with the youth and for many years they took annual excursions to Bethesda Lutheran Home in Watertown, Wisconsin. He also was a life member of the Sunrise Optimist Club of Clinton where he served as a distinguished president 1988-89. Survivors include his wife, "Patty" of the home; two daughters, Sandi Cox (husband, Jim) of Clinton, Patti Hunter (husband Rick) of Commerce, Texas; one son, Michael (wife Karri) of Nebraska; one sister, Joyce Hart, (husband, Tim) of Chino Valley, Arizona; seven grandchildren, Dustin Hunter (wife Brittany), Jeremy May, David Lee May (wife Whitney), Ashley Wareham (husband Matt), Tabitha Cox, Tiffany Cox and S. Taylor May; four great-grandchildren, Mason Hunter, Emert Hunter, Abigail May and Paytyn Wareham, and two foreign exchange sons, Nick Lane (wife Kim) and Marc Provencher (wife Gaylaine). He was preceded in death by his parents. Services were held Monday, April 20, at Trinity Lutheran Church, Clinton, with burial in Vansant Road Cemetery, Clinton.

MAY, Edward Melvin
1870-1934
Englewood Cemetery (M), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton, Henry Co, MO - Edward Melvin May died Saturday, December 1, at 3:30 a.m. at his home on East Franklin street, after an illness of over a year. However, he was bedfast only the last few days of his life. Mr. May was born in Cherryvale Kansas, February 13, 1870. He came to Clinton many years ago, becoming one of the honest, substantial citizens of this county, one whose word was always dependable. He was married in April, 1893, to Miss Katie Hill. He was devoted to his home, ever tender and watchful over the welfare of his dear ones. In his work he was always punctual, a genial, capable man, who gave to his employer every hour of the day the best that his ability afforded. For several years he was yard man for the Clinton pottery on North Seventh street, then became engineer for the city light plant, which position he held 12 years. For ten years he had charge of the battery and tire department at the Industrial Iron Works. For many years Mr. May was a member of the Christian church, putting his faith in the Lord in practice each day by his integrity. He spent much time working about the two houses which he owned and which were always kept in splendid repair. He also liked his garden which gave him many hours of pleasure. Surviving him are his beloved wife and two children, Clarence May and Mrs. H. W. Smith, of Clinton; three grandchildren, James May, Clyde and Harry Smith; a sister, Mrs. Myra Cook of Topeka; two half brothers, Glenn May of Los Angeles, and George May of Parsons, Kansas, and a stepbrother, Elmer Christian, of Parsons, Kansas. Funeral services were held at the home, 819 East Franklin street on Sunday afternoon. Sims Funeral Home had charge of the interment in a concrete vault at Englewood.

MAY, Iona May INSKEEP
1906-1999
Englewood Cemetery (M), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Thurs, Jan 27 2000 - Iona May (Inskeep) May died Saturday morning, December 18, 1999, at the Clinton Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center. She was born in Deepwater on July 13, 1906, to James Delamer Inskeep and Ida May (Winn) Inskeep, and lived all her life in the Golden Valley, mainly in the LaDue area, where she and her husband ran a farm for many years. Her husband, Clyde Norman May, died in February 1980. After his death, she supervised the running of the family farm until her death. She is survived by her two children, Shirley Winifred (May) Weitzel of Buffalo and Harold Lynn May of Urbana; 12 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends in the Golden Valley area. The family would like to specifically thank her niece, Marcheta Bartlett, and her family members for being so dedicated for so many years to Iona and her desire to stay at home, able to live very independently until she was 92-years-old. We also thank Kent Batschelett for his hard work at the farm and also helping Iona to remain in control for so long. She also leaves behind all the staff of the Davis R-12 School who were like family in their concern for her welfare. Funeral services were held at the Vansant-Mills Chapel on Tuesday, December 21. Burial was in the Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

MAYER, David Lawrence
1897-1991
Englewood Cemetery (M), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Lawrence Mayer, son of Ahart Mayer and Mary Sherman Mayer was born May 21, 1897 at Lowry City. He passed away in Clinton December 18, 1991 at the age of 94. Lawrence was raised in Lowry City, an area of the country that had special meaning to him. He loved farming and being outdoors and close to nature. October 12, 1938 Lawrence married Susie Kauffman and to this union three daughters were born. In 1944 they moved to Clinton. Lawrence was a member of the Northeast Baptist Church. Susie passed away four days prior to Lawrence, on December 14, 1991. Survivors include his three daughters, Jean Watson, Marshall, Ronna Rhoads and Donna Briggs, both of Clinton; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Also surviving is a sister Lydia Ferguson of Kearney. Funeral services will be Friday at Consalus Chapel. Burial will be in Englewood.

MAYER, James Leonard Sr. (CAUTHON)
1925-2001
Lowry City Cemetery, Lowry City, St. Clair Co, MO
Clinton Daily Democrat, Feb 16 2001 - James Leonard Mayer, Sr., 75, died at his home in Springfield on Wednesday, February 14, 2001. He was born June 24, 1925, in Gerster, the son of Bill and Katie Cauthon. He was raised by his adoptive parents, Walter A. and Mabel Clay Mayer in Lowry City. After two years in the Navy during World War II he met and married Ina May Witham in 1946. They lived in Osceola and Clinton before moving to Springfield in 1951 where he worked as a clerk for the Frisco Railroad for 32 years. He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister. He is survived by his wife, Ina May; his sons, James L. Mayer, Jr. and his wife, Sue, Jack D. Mayer and his wife, Vicki, Ed Mayer and his wife, Lora and one daughter, Rena McCaskey and her husband, Roy; 13 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; his brother, Virgil Cauthon and his wife, Helen, and sister, Betty Thompson and her husband, Dick; one half-brother and two half sisters. Funeral services will be Saturday at Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel, Osceola. Burial will be in the Lowry City Cemetery.

MAYER, Josephine Marie "Phiny"
1918-1995
St. Marys Cemetery, Montrose, Deepwater Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Josephine Marie Mayer, 76, Montrose, died March 8, 1995, at her home. She was born near Montrose on October 5, 1918, the daughter of Peter J. and Josephine (Schreier) Mayer. She began working as a seamstress for Cloverleaf Mfg. Co. in Appleton City. She had worked there for over 30 years and was still a prized employee at age 70. She is survived by two brothers, Bill Mayer of Everett, Wa., and Peter Mayer of Frankfort, S.D., and three sisters, Sister Agnella (Anna) of Glendora, Ca., Margaret Kernof Stanley, Wi., Rose Swaters of Montrose, several nieces, nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews, who lovingly called her Aunt Phiny. Funeral services will be held Saturday, March 11, at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Montrose. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Montrose.

MAYER, Mary Margaret
1910-1995
St. Marys Cemetery, Montrose, Deepwater Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Mary Margaret Mayer, 84, died Wednesday, January 18, 1995, at Ellett Memorial Hospital in Appleton City. She was born March 25, 1019, in Montrose, the daughter of Peter and Josephine Mayer. She was employed in Kansas City for 41 years where she was the homemaker for the Drees family. She cared for the two Drees children, Paul and Barbara, whose mother had died when they were at an early age. She was a member of Cure of Ars Catholic Church in Leawood, Ks. In 1980, she retired and moved back to Montrose where she made her home with her sister, Josephine, on the farm where she was born. She was a member of the Immaculate Conception Church in Montrose. She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Paul, and one sister, Leona Martin. She is survived by two brothers, Bill Mayer of Everett, Wa., and Peter Mayer, Frankfort, S.D.; four sisters, Sister Agnella (Anna) Glendore, Ca., Margaret Kern of Stanley, Wi., Josephine Mayer and Rose Swaters, both of Montrose, and many nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be Saturday, January 21, at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Montrose. Burial will be in the St. Mary's Cemetery, Montrose.

MAYER, Minnie C. STEVENS
1897-1938
Englewood Cemetery (M), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
(October 1938) Pneumonia Claims Mother - Mrs. G. A. Mayer, victim of pneumonia, with which she had been sick just a week, died at her home, 313 West Clinton street at 9:30 a. m. Monday, October 16, passing to realms of Light and leaving her little family, ages 10, 8, 6 and 2 to the certain love and care of their devoted father. She had suffered keenly at the outset of the malady but toward the last seemed to be without apparent pain, when the Death Angel came. Minnie C. Stevens, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. M. Stevens, formerly of Clinton where he was in the grocery business, now living in Idaho, was born December 11, 1897, in Cass county, Missouri. A devout Christian and loyal member of the First M. E. Church she became the bride of G. A Mayer, September 8, 1926, and to them were born four children, Lucie, Nancy, Billy and George, Jr. These little people, always immaculately tidy and neat, were regularly taken to Sunday school and church, for no mother in the congregation was more faithful in attendance or set a finer example of devout living for her children and friends to follow, than did Mrs. Mayer. A fine character, possessing a trained and educated mind she was also a person of taste and talent and in the minds of her husband and children will be an enshrined memory, as long as life shall last. Surviving Mrs. Mayer besides her husband and children are her parents and one brother, Fred, of Twin Falls, Idaho; four sisters... (continued on another page unavailable)

MAYER, Susie Lake KAUFFMAN
1909-1991
Englewood Cemetery (M), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Susie Lake Mayer passed away December 14, 1991 at Golden Valley Hospital in Clinton at the age of 82. Susie was born August 4, 1909 in St. Clair County, Mo., the daughter of Madison and Eliza Brooks Kauffman. Susie was raised and attended school in the St. Clair County area. On October 12, 1938 Susie was married to David Lawrence Mayer and to this union three daughters were born. In 1944, Lawrence and Susie moved to Clinton to make their home. Susie was a devoted wife and mother. She was always interested in her daughters and gave much love to her family. Susie also especially loved her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was a member of the Northeast Baptist Church and attended regularly as long as her health permitted. Susie enjoyed all types of arts and crafts. She spent much of her time creating artwork and there was nothing that she would not attempt to make. Susie painted beautiful oil paintings and continued this hobby until her health failed. She is survived by her husband, Lawrence, three daughters, Jean Watson, Marshall, Ronna Rhoads and Donna Briggs, both of Clinton; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Also surviving are four brothers, Ben Kauffman, of Collins, Dick Kauffman of Clinton, Perl Kauffman of El Dorado Springs, and Curt Kauffman of Humansville; one sister Opal Crawford of Colorado. Funeral services were held Tuesday, December 17, 1991 at Consalus Funeral Home. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery.

MAYES, Doris L. BURKHARDT
1921-2012
Norris Cemetery, Big Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Doris (Burkhardt) Mayes, passed away February 5, 2012 in Shawnee, Kansas. She was born August 4, 1921 in Virgil, Kansas, daughter of Grover and Esther J. (Schaefer) Burkhardt. She never met a stranger and made a memorable presence in the lives of many. Doris married Cleland Mayes in 1942. She worked for 35 years as a telephone operator and was lifetime member of the Telephone Pioneers. Her passions were family and friends, cooking, sports and antiques. Doris was preceded in death by her husband Cleland Mayes and is survived by her daughter Tonya Robins husband Rhyne Gamble, her son Terry Mayes, as well as many nieces and nephews. Funeral service Friday, February 10th, at Mount Moriah & Freeman Funeral Home, Kansas City. Interment in Norris Cemetery, Urich, Missouri.

MAYES, George Washington
1845-1929
Ladue Cemetery, Davis Twp, Henry Co, MO
The Clinton Eye, Clinton MO, Thursday, Nov 28 1929 - George Washington Mayes. Uncle George was born October 25, 1845, 84 years and one month ago. Came from Virginia to LaDue when 12 years of age. He was a Missouri gentleman. More one in hereditary and the other in years, but always and everywhere a real gentleman - quiet, unostentatious, and neighborly helpful. He lived in the LaDue community to 84 years of age without making an enemy as far as anyone knows or appreciated. December 29, 1867, he and Miss Mollie Elizabeth Davis were married. They had 11 children, six of whom are living - Minnie Elledge, Cabool, Mo.; William Mayes, Prescott, Ariz.; John Mayes, Cabool, Mo.; Josephine Creason, Kansas City, Mo.; Georgia Miller, LaDue, Mo.; Roxey Fellhauer, Clinton, Mo. He was later married to Mrs. M. E. Smith, who passed away eight months ago. When Uncle George's parents gave him his name, like hundreds of other people, they must have had two wishes in their hearts, one for the country and the other for the child. In George Washington Mayes, both wishes were abundantly fulfilled in his life and service he was the best of citizens, goodness and hospitality. Very many people have had much happiness in his hospitable home, and by his cheerful fireside with his interesting family. They were golden hours and bright days to be held in memory forever. Peace to his immortal soul. The funeral was conducted at the LaDue Christian Church Monday afternoon. Burial in LaDue Cemetery. He died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Jay Fellhauer, on East Ohio street. He was a charter member of the LaDue Christian church.

MAYES, Ira F. Jr.
1933-2008
Laurel Oak Cemetery (M), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Jr. Mayes, 75, of Windsor, Missouri, died Friday evening, March 28, 2008, at St. Luke's Medical Center, Kansas City, Mo. He was born January 15, 1933, in Rush Hill, Mo., the son of Ira Frank Mayes, Sr. and Cindy Kathryn (Gardner) Mayes. On January 10, 1964, in Mexico, Mo., he married Wanda Jane Curry, who survives of the home. Jr. was an over-the-road truck driver and had worked for Clearfield Cheese, in Clinton, Mo., for 14 years. Most recently, he had been a driver for the OATS system for several years. He served his country as a member of the United States Air Force and was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church, Windsor. In addition to his wife, Jr. is survived by 4 sons, Danny Werths and his wife Robin, Windsor, Mo.; Dave Werths and his wife Cynthia, Sedalia, Mo.; Darren Mayes, Sedalia, Mo.; Donnie Mayes and his wife Stephanie, Windsor, Mo.; a daughter, Tami Smith and her husband Craig, Windsor, Mo.; 2 sisters, Margaret Babb and her husband Marvin, Mexico, Mo.; Doris Tratchel, Mexico, Mo.; 10 grandchildren, Jaime Breshears and her husband Byron; Jana Little and her husband Josh; Christopher Smith and his wife Danielle; Jordan Werths; Davin Werths; Jason Lamb; Kelli Lamb; Darion Mayes; Delaney Mayes; Dawson Mayes; 5 great-grandchildren, Brent Breshears; Dayton Little; Ali Little; Jaiden Little; Preston "Coop" Little; and numerous nieces and nephews. Jr. was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Joe Mayes and 3 sisters, Lillie Mae Playter; Frances Lees and Mabel Hollingsworth.

MAYES, Lena ELLEDGE
1877-1964
Ladue Cemetery, Davis Twp, Henry Co, MO
The Clinton Eye, Clinton MO, Tuesday, Jan 7 1964 - MRS. JOHN MAYES BURIAL AT LADUE CEMETERY - Mrs. John Mayes, 86, near LaDue, seriously ill and hospitalized since Dec. 20 at Clinton General Hospital, died there at 6:50 p.m., Jan. 1. Funeral services were conducted Jan. 3, at the LaDue Christian Church. Burial was in LaDue Cemetery under the direction of Vansant Funeral Home. Lena Elledge was born Aug. 30, 1877, on a farm near LaDue, one of 11 children of Isaac and Susan Bryan Elledge. All preceded her in death except two sisters, Mrs. Susie Hunter, now of G-Bar-H Nursing Home, Clinton, and Mrs. John (Arminta) Kedigh, Mountain Home, Ark. She grew to young womanhood in the LaDue area and on March 2, 1898, married John H. Mayes. They made their home in the LaDue vicinity until December of 1903. In 1904 they purchased a farm at Cabool, Mo., where they lived until 1942. In 1943 they bought a farm west of LaDue, where they since have lived. Early in life Mrs. Mayes united with the LaDue Christian Church and transferred her membership to Cabool upon moving there. Three children blessed the Mayes home. They are Miss Dorothy and George of the home and Leonard Mayes, Spokane, Wash., who survive. Mrs. Mayes, a devoted wife and mother, held a deep interest in her family and home and also was a loyal neighbor and friend. She was especially fond of flowers, working with them as long as health permitted. Mrs. Mayes was one ever ready to assist in time of need. Besides her faithful husband and children, and her sisters, she leaves a number of nieces and nephews, many other relatives and friends.

MAYFIELD, Alta Jewell
1907-1933
Maplewood & Brownington Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Sep 1933 - Miss Jewell Mayfield, Clinton, died Monday night, and Mrs. Beulah Straw, Kansas City, died early Tuesday morning in the General Hospital in Kansas City as the result of burns received in an automobile collision in Kansas City Monday, at 1:30 a.m. The two girls, who are sisters, were riding in a car driven by Paul Chaplain of Kansas city; when it collided with a car driven by Joseph Clinton. Mr. Chaplain and the other occupant of the car, Peter Alvey, were also burned fatally before they could be rescued from the burning car. Alta Jewell Mayfield was born September 1, 1907, at Chandler, Okla. She came to Deepwater with her parents when a small child and had lived in or near Deepwater until a few years ago, when she came to Clinton to work at the Central Hotel. She had been in Kansas City several weeks visiting her sisters there. Beulah Frances Mayfield was born in Buffalo, MO., April 26, 1913. She came to Deepwater when quite young and lived there until about three years ago, when she went to Kansas City to work. She was married to Kenneth Straw, November 3, 1928. to this union was born one child, Bonnie Joyce, four years old, who lives at the home of Charles Kerns in Clinton. Beulah became a member of the Christian church in Deepwater with a young girl. Both girls were popular and fun-loving. They had many friends whom they won by their sweet dispositions. They were both very attractive girls and always ready for a good time. They are survived by their father, Frank Mayfield, and three brothers, Alfred, Lester, and Billie Dean, Deepwater; and three sisters, Mrs. Ethel Parscale, Mrs. Bertha Loyd, and Miss Ruth Mayfield, Kansas City. They also leave many other close relatives and a host of friends who will miss their cheery greetings and smiling faces. The bodies were brought to the Wilkinson Funeral Home Monday night. The double funeral service will be held Thursday at 2:30 p.m. at the Wilkinson Funeral Chapel in Clinton. Interment will be in the old Brownington cemetery.

MAYFIELD, Dollie Leona
1911-1923
Maplewood & Brownington Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
The Clinton Eye, Clinton MO, Friday, Sep 14 1923 - The "Angel of Death" again visited one stricken family and took back to the heavenly home another daughter, Dollie Leona, third daughter of Hugh Mayfield and wife, at the age of 12 years, 3 months and 19 days. Dollie Leona was born at Buffalo, Mo., and fell asleep in Jesus September 8th, 1923, after an illness of about two weeks. She at first took typhoid fever; then pneumonia and all that loving and tender hands could do was done, but it was God's will that Dollie should be one more of his children. As we passed by her beautiful white casket, covered with many lovely flowers sent in by relatives and friends, we saw her so sweetly asleep, shedding many tears because one so young and happy should be taken away from us, while yet we know she is a sunbeam in heaven, to watch over and guard us from wrong doing. Dollie attended the Methodist Sunday School. She leaves to mourn their loss, a heart broken mother, father, three brothers, Walter, Orville and Leaford, and two sisters, Mrs. Inez Skaggs, Buffalo, Mo., and Edna of Deepwater, besides other relatives and many friends. Funeral services were conducted at the home on Saturday afternoon. Burial in Brownington cemetery. The family has the sympathy of the community in this, their third bereavement within four months: two ungrassed graves are now where one was so newly made a few months ago.

MAYFIELD, James Perry
1932-2005
Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, Kansas City, Wyandotte Co, KS
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Oct 27 2005 - James "Perry" Mayfield passed into the presence of his Lord on September 25, 2005, after fighting a valiant six-year fight against cancer. Perry was born on December 8, 1932, in Deepwater, to Walter and Clara N. Mayfield, both deceased. He attended the Deepwater Baptist Church and accepted Jesus as his personal savior at nine years of age. Perry was a graduate of Deepwater High School, a Naval veteran of the Korean War, a 3rd degree Mason and a member of the First Baptist Church of Shawnee, Kansas. Perry was employed by the A&P grocery stores in Clinton and Kansas City for 20 years and by the Board of Public Utilities for almost 30 years. Perry maintained many friendships around the world with other ham, radio operators for many years. He enjoyed photography as a member of the Wyandotte Camera Club and won many awards for his unique pictures, but his greatest enjoyment was the company of his family and friends. Perry is survived by his wife of 48 1/2 years, Mary Louise (Sweeny) Mayfield, of the home; daughter Angela Kay and her husband Gary freeman and daughter Melissa Ann Ekeland and her husband Brian S. Ekeland, and six grandchildren, Aaron Freeman, Cory, Ryan, Brianne, Alex and Lindsey Ekeland. He is also survived by two sisters, Janice Struense of Belleville, Illinois, and Sharon Hughes of St. Joseph; an uncle, Leaford Mayfield of Phoenix, Arizona, as well as loving nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a grandson, Gary Freeman Jr., and three sisters. Perry will always be remembered as a wonderful and loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend. Funeral services were Wednesday, September 28, at First Baptist Church of Shawnee, 11400 Johnson Drive, Shawnee, Kansas. Interment was in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, Kansas City, Kansas.

MAYFIELD, James Walker
1901-1937
Maplewood & Brownington Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Apr 1937 - James Walker Mayfield, whose home was in Deepwater, died March 31, 1937, at the Research hospital, Kansas city, where he underwent an operation for stomach ulcers the preceding Thursday. He had been ill about a week. He was born July 6, 1901, at buffalo, Mo., and moved to Deepwater in 1914 with his parents, Mrs. and Mrs. J. H. Mayfield. Soon after he got employment at the W. S. Dickey Clay plant, where he since worked. He married Miss Clara Smith, June 27, 1925, and to this union were born three children, the youngest, James Perry, is left to comfort his mother. Deceased was an industrious young man, striving to surround his family with the best he could, encompassing their young son with a father's love mode more intense through the loss of two other little ones. He was devoted to his wife and sought to assist his mother, bereft of her husband about eight years ago. He is survived by his wife and five-year-old son, his mother, Mrs. J. H. Mayfield, a sister, Miss Edna and brothers Arvil and Leaford, all of Deepwater. Funeral services were conducted at the home at 2:30 p.m. Friday, by Rev. Amos B. Christian of Appleton City. Burial was at Brownington.

MAYNOR, Cindonia MARKS
1851-1902
Englewood Cemetery (M), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Missouri, Apr 12 1902 - Mrs. J. P. Maynor died very suddenly Tuesday morning at her home on North Fourth Street, with heart failure. She had been in unusually good spirits the day previous and that evening sat up rather late, enjoying the company of the home folks. She was born in Indiana County, Pa. August 27, 1851 and has been a resident of Clinton a number of years. She leaves a husband, six children - four girls and two boys - to mourn her loss. Funeral and interment in Englewood. - In Memoriam: Died at her late residence in Clinton on April 8, 1902, Mrs. Cindonia Maynor, in the 51st year of her age. Mrs. Maynor, nee Marks, was born in Indian County, Pennsylvania, her parents removing to Missouri in her infancy. In 1869 she was married to James P. Maynor and has since resided in Clinton. Nine children, six surviving, all living in Clinton: four daughters, Mrs. W. W. King, Mrs. Charles Strain, Aurelia and Della and two sons, James Clarence and Perry Millard. In 1871 she professed faith in Christ and united with the Baptist Church. In 1888 she placed her membership in the First Presbyterian Church of Clinton. The ripe fruit of her Christian life needed nothing but a breath to drop it from life's bough into the bin of Heaven. The physician called it heart failure but it was the "Surely I come quickly of the Lord Jesus Christ."

MAYSE, Jack
1932-2008
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Feb 20 2008 - Jack Mayse, 75, Garden City, was born November 28, 1932, in Kansas City, the son of Harold B. and Wanda Jane (Snead) Mayse Sr. He died Thursday, Feb. 14, 2008, at his home in Garden City. He owned and operated a security company in Olathe, Kansas. He was a marine veteran of the Korean War where he received two Purple Hearts. He moved to Garden City in 1998. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife Lillian Mayes; a brother Harold B. Mayse, and a sister Joanne McCulloh. He is survived by his brother Robert Mayse, Dayton, Washington; a sister-in-law Betty Mayse, Garden City; numerous nieces and nephews; other relatives and many friends. Graveside services were Tuesday, Feb. 19, at the Calhoun Cemetery.

McAFOOSE, James D.
1871-1940
Maplewood & Brownington Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
James McAfoose Suicide - Shot From Rifle into Temple Fatal to Brownington Man Wednesday - Found In Garage - James McAfoose. 68-year-old veteran Brownington citizen, shot himself in the left temple about 9:20 a. m, Wednesday in a garage at the rear of his home, His wife had gone to a store for a loaf of bread and when she returned, about 10 minutes later, not seeing him about the house, she discovered his body in the garage, his .22 calibre rifle at his side. A bullet had gone through his skull. The garage door had been bolted from the inside. Mr. McAfoose had been despondent some time over ill health from bad teeth, which he was having extracted. No inquest was deemed necessary by coroner, Dr. S. B. Hughes, who was in Brownington Wednesday morning. A former coal miner in small mines near Brownington, Mr. McAfoose had been out of work about two years. Quiet and agreeable, Mr. McAfoose was born Nov. 18, 1871, and is survived by his wife, formerly Mary Coe, and five children: Mrs. Frank Hobbs and Mrs. Ruth Stewart of Hobbs, N. M.; Mrs. Tom Hurst of Deepwater; Mrs. Mamie Argo of Borger, Tex., and Jack McAfoose of Kansas City. Funeral arrangements had not been completed at press time. The body was taken to the Hurst Funeral Home in Deepwater.

McAFOOSE, Maggie J. KING
1848-1903
Drakes Chapel Cemetery, Deer Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Missouri, Apr 18 1903 - Again the death angel has swept over this country and this time it was for Mrs. Maggie McAfoose, who lived on a farm with her husband, Dannie, 1/2 mile northeast of Lewis Station. As the fingers of time were closing the hours of Thursday, April 9, 1903, the spirit of Mrs. McAfoose took its departure to Him who gave it. Born in Pennsylvania, near Pittsburg, 54 years ago, and was reared there and united in marriage to D. A. McAfoose in 1865. They had four children, two boys and two girls: Mrs. Georgia Dodson, Weir City, Kansas; James McAfoose at Brownington; William McAfoose, Lewis Station, and Mrs. Addie Thomas, 3 miles west of Lewis Station. None of the children were present at the time of her death, except Mrs. Thomas, but all were there in time for the funeral. Mrs. McAfoose's disease was that of a cancer. For some 6 or 8 years, she was scarcely free from pain, yet uttering no complaint until within the last two years of her life. She had been a member of the M.E. Church, South, since 1878. She loved her family as only an ideal wife and mother can love, yet she was ready to go. She was laid to rest in the Drake Cemetery.

McALLISTER, James Floyd "Jim"
1912-2001
Laurel Oak Cemetery (M), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Daily Democrat, Jul 9 2001 - James Floyd "Jim" McAllister, 89, Windsor, died early Friday morning, July 6, 2001, at his home in Windsor. He was born February 16, 1912, in Hamilton County, Kansas, near Syracuse on his father's homestead, the son of Edward Marcus McAllister and Lila Elizabeth (Winton) McAllister. On March 30, 1934, in Windsor, he married Wilma Arlene Thomas, who survives of the home. He was a farmer. He and his wife enjoyed traveling and were members of the Wally Byam Caravan Club International for 27 years. He was a member of the First Christian Church in Windsor where he taught Sunday School. He also served as an elder and was currently Elder Emeritus. In addition to his wife, he is survived by three daughters, Diane Utt and Kay Corder, both of Windsor, and Janis Combs, Belton; 12 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren, two step-grandchildren, one step-great-grandchild and one step-great-great-grandson; a sister, Ethel Barnett, Tipton; three brothers, Fred McAllister, Fairfield Bay, Arkansas, Roy McAllister, hot Springs, Arkansas, and Ralph McAllister, Washburn; numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Robert and Harry McAllister, and two sisters, Fern McAllister and Lillie Doss. Funeral services were Monday, July 9, at the First Christian Church, Windsor. Burial was in the Laurel Oak Cemetery.

McAULIFFE, Michael Francis Rev.
1920-2006
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 11 2006 - The Most Rev. Michael Francis McAuliffe, 85, retired bishop of the Jefferson City Catholic Diocese, died early Monday, January 9, 2006, at the Jeanne Jugan Home of the Little Sisters of the Poor in Kansas City. He served as bishop 28 years, from his appointment in 1969 until his retirement in 1997. The Dioceses of Jefferson City covers 38 counties in central, north central and northeast Missouri, serving a total of some 89,000 Catholics in 95 parishes. He was born November 22, 1920 in Kansas City, Kansas, a son of John Joseph McAuliffe and Bridget Agnes Broderick McAuliffe, who both had emigrated to the United States from Athea, West County Limerick, Ireland. Funeral arrangements are pending.

McBETH, Mary Webster
1879-1937
Englewood Cemetery (M), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Miss Mary McBeth, daughter of an old Clinton family, who has been on the staff of the Kansas City public library over 20 years, died in Research Hospital, Kansas City at 9:20 p.m. Thursday. Miss McBeth, who had been in the hospital six weeks, had not been well since last summer when she was in an automobile accident in Quebec, Canada, where she was vacationing. Early in the fall she underwent an appendicitis operation and did not return to the library until the first of the year. Being seized in April with complications, she was taken to Research, where physicians were trying to build up her constitution, fearing another operation necessary. It was thought she was improving until she suffered a nervous collapse ten days ago, since then she grew steadily weaker. Mary Webster Mc Beth was the third daughter of the late Judge R. C. McBeth and Mary McLane McBeth, whose home was the fine old gray brick residence on South Second street, now owned by Ben C. Simes. The home was built by Col. McLane for his daughter at the time of her marriage, Miss McBeth was gifted with a bright, sunny disposition, which made close friends of her girlhood companions and held them near her throughout succeeding years. She was a student at Clinton high school and Baird College, where her aptitude as a student and her alert mind marked her among classmates. A native fund of witty humor and love for jest bespoke a pure Scotch-Irish descent and balanced a busy life. Over twenty years ago, her parents died, Miss McBeth took special library training in Kansas City then became assistant in the Reference room of the public library, where her courtesy to patrons and efficiency in supplying the material of which they were in search, made her popular and loved by the hundreds who frequented those quiet rooms. Respected by the library board, ranking high with Purd Wright, its head, affable with her coworkers and the public, success was justly hers. The many friends who passed by her bier Friday, as her body lay in state at the Newcomer Chapel, Kansas City, silently attested their love and reverence. The same peace that filled her life rested on her fine features in death. Miss McBeth enjoyed life, always interesting herself in people and the things that touched them closest. She took delightful trips on vacations which helped her keep her finger on the public pulse. Her many contacts had developed her gracious manner, which, with the charm of the true gentle woman, made hers a rich personality. Miss McBeth is survived by her two sisters, Misses Catherine and Birdie McBeth of Kansas City, and Mrs. Minnie Connor of Clinton, to whose home the body was brought. As she was reared in the Catholic faith, to which she was ever loyal, the services were conducted Sunday at the Holy Rosary church and the remains laid to rest in the family lot at Englewood.

McBETH, McLane Frank
1883-1936
Englewood Cemetery (M), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - McLane McBeth, youngest son of the late Mr. and Mrs. R. C. McBeth of South Second street, met death suddenly at 9 p.m. Sunday at Hamburg, Iowa, when he went for a drive to cool off from the intense heat of the day. He was a accompanied by a friend and evidently suffered a heart attack as he lost control of the car which swerved into a ditch, turned over and threw both men out through the top. They thought they were unhurt, though went right to a doctor, who, on examination, could find no sign of serious injury, though a very weak heart action, but as Mr. McBeth complained of a pain in his neck which grew worse, the doctor gave him a hypodermic. Almost immediately Mr. McBeth lapsed into unconsciousness and passed shortly after. His sisters, the Misses McBeth, now making their homes in Kansas City, were notified of the accident by phone. Misses Catherine and Roberta left for Hamburg as soon as possible and brought the body directly to Clinton, arriving here Tuesday noon. The funeral services were held Wednesday at the Holy Rosary Church of which he was a member, and interment followed in the family lot at Englewood. McLane McBeth was born and reared in the family home on Second and Clinton streets that was built for his mother by his grandfather, the late Colonel W. H. McLane, just a year before he built his own home at the north corner of the block. Here he grew to manhood, attending the Lamkin Academy as a boy, then the high school taking an important part in the social life of Clinton. After leaving school, he spent some years with Will Burke, as engineer, after which he spent twelve years with the Long Bell Lumber Company. He had a natural gift for this work and became an expert at grading lumber. He held other positions of a similar nature and the last few years had been with the War Department of the U. S. Government, acting as inspector of lumber that is used in government bridges, docks and other projects along the river, and living much of the time on a boat. So able was he in his field that this spring there were three companies seeking his services. Mr. McLane was gifted with a genial, happy disposition, was devoted to his people and made friends readily. Surviving him are his sisters: Miss Mary McBeth, who is in the Kansas City Library; Misses Catherine and Roberta McBeth, also of Kansas City and his cousin, Mrs. Minnie Conner of Clinton.

McBETH, Roberta Teresa "Birdie"
1881-1939
Englewood Cemetery (M), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Miss Roberta McBeth, youngest daughter of the late Judge R. C. McBeth and Mary McLane McBeth, prominent Clintonians of several decades ago, died at St. Joseph's Hospital in Kansas City at 3:45 a.m. Thursday, February 16. She had been ill several months having returned from the hospital before Christmas, thinking she was much improved, but early in January she became worse and the middle of the month returned to a wage a final, valiant struggle for life. Roberta Teresa McBeth was born in Clinton in the family home at 420 South Second Street, identified many years with the most pleasant traditions of Clinton social life. Here she was reared, attending the Clinton public schools, following the belief of her devout mother in Catholicism. She never moved her membership from the Holy Rosary Church in which she was reared, though she had not lived in Clinton for some years. Loyalty to her church was always a dominant characteristic growing more important as years accrued. Miss McBeth was a woman of social tendencies, easily making friends to whom she was sincerely attached, for she liked people and found life full. In her young lady hood she was part of an active social regime - cheerful, gracious, happy, a pleasant conversationalist. Possessed of an alert, active mind she enjoyed travel, which she and her only remaining sister, Miss Catherine McBeth, had done since 1923, when they sold the McBeth home to Mr. and Mrs. Norton Schuyler, now of St. Louis. The next several years they spent in California, returning at the death of their only aunt, Miss Kate McLane, whose home at the north end of the block from their own former home is now the property of their cousin, Mrs. Minnie Connor. Most of the time since, they have been in Kansas City, traveling as they desired. They came to Clinton for occasional visits and to transact business, as they still own property here. The above mentioned sister, and cousin, Mrs. Minnie Connor, are the only survivors of Miss McBeth. Their only brother and third sister died within the past two years. Her body was brought to Clinton by the Consalus & Peck ambulance Thursday afternoon, to the home of her late grandfather W. M. McLane, resting there in the beautiful old parlor until the funeral services on Saturday at the Holy Rosary Church. She was laid to rest in the family lot in Englewood.

McBRIDE, James L.
1837-1902
Englewood Cemetery (M), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Missouri, Apr 8 1902 - J. L. McBride, who had been in poor health for some time, passed away at his home Friday afternoon in the southwest part of the city. Born in Kentucky June 27, 1837 and had been a resident of Clinton about 18 years; married twice, five children by his first wife are living. His last wife survives him, with four children. A member of the Christian Church. Burial in Englewood.

McBROOM, Brenda Ann HARRINGTON
1941-2010
Good Hope Cemetery, Bethlehem Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Dec 28 2010 - Brenda McBroom, 69, of Clinton, formerly of Kansas City, died Monday, December 27, 2010 at the Golden Living Center, Westwood, in Clinton. She was born May 20, 1941 in Richmond, the daughter of Loyd Alvin Harrington and Mary Elizabeth (Humbard) Harrington. Brenda married Lawrence Eugene McBroom on February 3, 1960 in Liberty, and he survives of the home. She was employed as an insurance clerk for Dr. Tumanut's office in Gladstone for 20 years, retiring in 1984. In addition to her husband, survivors include her mother, Mary E. Harrington of Bonner Springs, Kansas; a son, Brent McBroom and his wife Jennifer of Liberty; two daughters, Julii Plumlee and her husband Russ of Clinton, and Shelley Griffey and her husband David of Kansas City; six grandchildren, Paul Wrigley, Justin Griffey, Jon Griffey, Kyle Jessip, Lane McBroom, and Maci McBroom; a great-grandson, Zach Wrigley; two brothers, Glenn Harrington and his wife Crysta of Linwood, Ks., and Loyd Harrington and his wife Tracy of Kansas City; and several nieces and nephews. Preceding Brenda in death was her father. Funeral services will be Thursday, December 30, 2010, at the Bradley & Hadley Funeral Home, Clinton. Burial will be in the Good Hope Cemetery, Clinton.

McCAIN, Terry D.
1951-2005
Shawnee Cemetery, Warsaw, Benton Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 18 2005 - Terry D. McCain, 53, Springfield, died Sunday, January 16, 2005, at Cox South Medical Center in Springfield. He was born May 27, 1951, in Marshall, the son of Harold and Dee McCain. He grew up in Lincoln High School in the Class of 1969. He worked as a real estate agent in Lincoln for many years. He then moved to Oklahoma for a few years, where he ran heavy equipment. In the early 1990s he moved to Springfield where he worked as a comtroller for a transport trucking company. He enjoyed playing golf, bowling and watching football. He was also known to pick a tune on his guitar. He loved spending time with his family who he loved very much. He was always full of laughter and will be missed dearly. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother Mike. Survivors is a daughter, Erin Straw and her husband B. J., Clinton; two brothers, Doug McCain and his wife Nancy, Lincoln, and Tracy McCain, Warrensburg; one sister, Donna Roberts and her husband David, also of Warrensburg. Other survivors include nieces and nephews, other relatives and many friends. Graveside services will be held Thursday, January 20, at Shawnee Cemetery in Warsaw.

McCALE, Leonard E. Jr.
1919-2001
Floral Hills Cemetery, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
Clinton Daily Democrat, May 25 2001 - Leonard E. McCale, Jr., 81, Urich, died Wednesday, May 23, 2001, at home. Services were Friday, May 25, at D. W. Newcomer's Sons Longview Funeral Home. Interment was at Floral Hills Memorial Gardens. He was born September 27, 1919, in Kansas City. He was a retired welder at Allied Signal and a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. He is survived by his wife, Della Ruth McCale, of the home; daughters, Donna Warnes, Liberty, Sandra Hauck, Clinton, Deborah Morrison, Buford, Georgia; sons, Jerry McCale and Ronald McCale, both of Pleasant Hill, Dean McCale, Tucson, Arizona, Larry McCale, David McCale, both of Belton, Rick McCale, Raymore; 32 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren.

McCALL, Marcella M. DUEKER
1933-2012
Laurel Oak Cemetery (M), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Marcella M. McCall, 79, of Windsor, Missouri, died Wednesday morning, February 15, 2012, at the Golden Valley Memorial Hospital, Clinton, Mo. She was born February 2, 1933, at Jake's Prairie, Mo., in a small house southeast of Cuba, Mo. She was the daughter of William Harrison Dueker and Maude May (Carter) Dueker. On March 29, 1952, in Harrison, Arkansas she married Hubert E. McCall, and they were the parents of four children. Marcella and her family moved to Chamois, Mo., in 1935 and later to Camden, Mo., in 1941 where she graduated from Camden High School in 1950. After graduation, she attended the University of Central Missouri, formerly Central Missouri State College, for a year and attended the First Baptist Church and went to the Baptist Student Union while she lived in Warrensburg. After moving to Kansas City, Mo., she became a member of the Greendale Baptist Church and served in numerous areas of the church. She was secretary for a time and taught in several areas, including the Sunbeams who met after school. She always took her children to church with her. She moved to Windsor in 1984 and became a member of the First Baptist Church. She was active in several Sunday School classes, the Women's Missionary Union and missionary circles of the church. She was also a volunteer at the Windsor Senior Center, and was Chaplain for the Windsor VFW Auxiliary for several years. Marcella always appreciated her church family and friends in Windsor. Survivors include a son, Timothy E. McCall, Kansas City, Mo.; 3 daughters, Twila B. Tomlinson, Archie, Mo.; Gwen Rivera, Killen Texas; and Mary Ann Smith, Raytown, Mo.; 2 sisters, Evelyn Conrad, Odessa, Mo.; and Elvira Treece, Lincoln, Mo.; a brother, Richard W. Dueker, Grants Pass, Oregon; 13 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by an infant brother, Charles Dueker; 2 brothers, George K. Dueker and James N. Dueker; and 2 brothers-in-law, Wilbur Y. Conrad and Walter S. Treece. Funeral services will be Saturday, February 18, 2012, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial will be in the Laurel Oak Cemetery.

McCALMON, Wanda Irene FISHER
1928-2009
Blairstown Cemetery, Big Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Wanda Irene Fisher McCalmon, age 81, of Blairstown, MO. departed this life Sat., Dec. 26, 2009, at the Golden Living Center-Westwood, Clinton, MO. She was born April 29, 1928 near Blairstown, the daughter of Ruth Ozella (Boston) and Lloyd Hampton Fisher. November 15, 1951, she married Gene Allen McCalmon in Harrison, AR. Wanda was a postal clerk for the Blairstown Post Office from 1950 until her retirement in 1989. She was a member of the Blairstown Presbyterian Church where she served as a Sunday school teacher for many years. She later moved her membership to the Urich Presbyterian Church. She was a member of the Blairstown Community Celebrations, the Warrensburg Eastern Star, DAR, the Grand River Homemakers and the Hobby Club. She was active in her children’s school functions, serving as room mother, 4-H leader and helped organize the school carnivals. Wanda was a graduate of the Blairstown High School and attended college for a short time. She enjoyed camping, flowers, birds, traveling and starting many collections by attending local auctions. Most of all, she enjoyed having her family around her. She was preceded in death by her parents, an infant son, and her brother, Leroy Fisher. Wanda is survived by her husband, Gene A. McCalmon of the home; a son Kevin and wife Jennifer of Little Rock, AR.; daughter Gayla and husband Michael Holliger of Kansas City; daughter Brenda K. and husband Merl Cox of Gainesville, MO.; daughter Anne Rufenacht of Urich, MO.; eight grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and other relatives and many friends. Funeral services were Thursday, Dec. 31, 2009, at the Dickey Funeral Home, Garden City, MO., with burial in the Blairstown Cemetery.

McCAMPBELL, Lois Leon
1929-2006
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Dec 7 2006 - Lois Leon McCampbell, 77, the daughter of Fred H. and Oleeta Florence (Long) Larkin, was born October 30, 1929, in St. Clair County and she died Wednesday, December 6, 2006, at Lee's Summit Hospital. She spent her early years in the St. Clair County area before moving to the Kansas City area. She lived in Lee's Summit for about 30 years. She worked as a school bus driver, bookkeeper and factory worker. She was preceded in death by her parents and brother, Fred Larkin. She is survived by three sons, Bobby McCampbell of Frisco, Texas, Ruben McCampbell and Edward McCampbell of Lee's Summit; one sister Jane Smith, Adrian, and a brother Edward Larkin, Centerview, and one grandson Donovan McCampbell, Frisco, Texas.

McCAMPBELL, Mirtie A. UPTON
1908-2008
Laurel Oak Cemetery (M), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 14 2008 - Mirtie A. McCampbell, 100, of Windsor, Missouri, died Friday morning, January 11, 2008, at the Windsor Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, Windsor. She was born January 9, 1908, in San Marcial, New Mexico, the daughter of Joseph Upton and Louisa Jane (Stitzel) Upton. On October 28, 1933, in Liberty, Mo., she married James Harold McCampbell, who preceded her in death January 24, 1994. After graduating from high school, Mirtie earned her degree as a Registered Nurse, in 1933, from Bethany Methodist Hospital in Kansas City, Kansas. She spent most of her working career at the former Windsor Hospital serving as the Director of Nursing for over 20 years. Nursing was a way of life for Mirtie as she loved taking care of people. She was a member of the First Christian Church, Windsor. Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Harold and Linda McCampbell, Windsor; 2 grandchildren, Mark McCampbell and his wife, Jennifer, Windsor; Nancy Fergerson and her husband Jody, Versailles, Mo., 5 great-grandchildren, Matthew, Leeza and Kyndra McCampbell; Jared and Sarah Fergerson; and a great-great-grandchild, Ashton McCampbell. Graveside services were Sunday, January 13, at Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

McCANDLESS, Robert Lee
1938-2006
Yeater Cemetery, Center Twp, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, May 18 2006 - Robert Lee McCandless, son of Fred and Claire (MacAdoo) McCandless, was born January 12, 1928, in Kansas City, and died at St. Mary's Medical center, Blue Springs, on April 23, 2006, at the age of 68 years. Bob lived most of his life in Kansas City until moving to Clinton. He was married to Patricia Louise Smith McCandless. To this union three sons were born, Mark, Michael and Todd. He was a general contractor and in sales while his health permitted. He is survived by his wife Pat of the home; three sons and their families, Mark McCandless of Pleasant Hill, Mike McCandless of Clinton and Todd McCandless of Kirkwood; two brothers and their families, Richard McCandless of Tulsa, Oklahoma, and James Fred McCandless of Cleveland, Ohio. Robert was preceded in death by his parents Fred L. and Claire (McAdoo) McCandless, and a sister Betty Baucom. Funeral services were held at Vansant-Mills Chapel Thursday, April 27. A family burial was held at Yeater Cemetery, Osceola, on Friday, April 28.

McCANN, Elizabeth
n/a-1934
Calhoun MO 1934 - Word was received Monday by Mrs. M. C. Fewell, of the death in Denver of Mrs. Elizabeth McCann, January 11, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ruth Williams. The deceased was born and reared in Calhoun but left here over 25 years ago. She was matron of the nurses home in Pueblo at the time of her death.

McCARTHY, Daryl Creighton
1924-2006
Lowry City Cemetery, Lowry City, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Oct 18 2006 - Daryl Creighton McCarthy was born July 25 1924, near Caplinger Mills and died Monday, October 16, 2006, at his home in Lowry City. He is survived by his wife Ruth of the home, and their three sons and families, Daryl and Teri McCarthy, Lenexa, Kansas, Paul McCarthy, Lenexa, Kansas, and Michael and Marsha McCarthy, Lowry City. Funeral services were Wednesday, October 18, at Lowry City Church of God (Holiness) in Lowry City. Burial was in Lowry City Cemetery.

McCARTNEY, Barbara Helen KAMPE
1935-2005
Englewood Cemetery (M), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 27 2006 - Barbara Helen Kampe McCartney, daughter of Herman A. and Sara Opal Gattebarry Kampe Kenney, began her earthly journey on November 28, 1935, in Henry County. She completed her journey on April 29, 2005, at St. Luke's Hospital in Kansas City at the age of 69 years, five months and 1 day. Barbara spent her entire life in Henry County attending school at Calhoun. On June 10, 1955, she was united in marriage to Robert L. McCartney and to this union one son, Richard Duane, was born. She had worked as a waitress at Rock Village Cafe, later working at Unitog and for many years worked at the Right Spot, then retiring from Rival Manufacturing. She was very active in the community belonging to the Clinton Women's Bowling Association, Eagles Auxiliary, American Legion Auxiliary and the VFW Auxiliary. Barbara was also a member of the Bethlehem Baptist Church. She loved to fish and hunt, be outdoors and do crafts. Preceding her in death were her parents Herman and Sara Opal; her husband Robert; a brother Herman Lewis "Slim" Kampe, and one sister Leona Kampe Hunt. Barbara is survived by three sons, Richard of the home, Darrel and wife Wanda, Archie, and Robert L. II and wife Paulett, Clinton; five grandchildren, David, Warren Jamsen, Robert L. III and Christopher McCartney; four great-grandchildren, David Michael, Hunter Jackson, Nathan Andrew and Delaney McCartney; four siblings, Harless, Kenny, Stanley and Dena, plus many friends, cousins and loved ones who will greatly miss her. Funeral services were held May 6 at Consalus Funeral Home. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery.

McCARTNEY, Laura Mary GOTH
1914-2006
Englewood Cemetery (M), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 8 2006 - Laura Mary (Goth) McCartney, 91, Clinton, died Saturday, April 8, 2006, at Westwood Nursing Center. Graveside services were held Monday, April 10, at Englewood Cemetery. She was born October 6, 1914, at Germantown, the daughter of John Francis (Frank) and Frances Rotert Goth. She was nine-months-old when her mother died. Her father later remarried and Mary was the only mother she knew. She married John McCartney on November 23, 1937 and he preceded her in death on April 4, 1980. Her parents; daughter Mary Martha Vincent; son John Albert McCartney; two brothers, Urban and Hinie Goth; two sisters, Helen and Mary Goth, and two grandsons, Mack and Mark McCartney also preceded her in death. She is survived by one son, Francis McCartney and wife Peggy; five grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.

McCARTNEY, Paulette Shawnee HIGGINBOTHAM
1952-2016
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Paulette S. McCartney, age 64 years, of Clinton, MO passed away Saturday, September 3, 2016 at her home. A memorial service will be held Saturday, September 10, 2016 at the Vansant-Mills Chapel, Clinton, Missouri. Paulette was born February 22, 1952 in Dalton, Georgia the daughter of Paul and Ramona (Hobbs) Higginbotham. She was a member of Northeast Baptist Church and the Order of the Eastern Star. She enjoyed arts and crafts, tending to her flower beds, and fishing and hunting. Paulette was preceded in death by her parents. Survivors include her husband, Robert L. McCartney II, of the home; three sons, David L. McCartney (Pam) of Lincoln, MO, Robert L. McCartney (Darla) of Clinton, MO, and Christopher S. McCartney of Clinton, MO; nine grandchildren, David McCartney, Michael McCartney, Hunter McCartney, Nathan McCartney, Seth Terry, Mac McCartney, Delaney McCartney, Riley McCartney, and Brennan Terry-Ogle; one great grandchild, Layne McCartney; one sister, Debbie Banks (Kenny) of Atlanta, GA; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and other family members.

McCARTNEY, Richard Duane
1957-2010
Englewood Cemetery (M), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Richard D. McCartney, son of Robert L. McCartney and Barbara H. Kampe McCartney, was born March 13, 1957 in Clinton, Missouri. He entered into eternal rest on September 17, 2010 at his home at the age of 53 years, six months, and four days. Richard attended school in Clinton, graduating in the class of 1975. As a young man he was active in church activities, Cub Scouts, and Boy Scouts. As he grew older he found a love of hunting and fishing with his dad and mom. Richard was very talented, enjoying oil painting, ceramics, needlework, and especially cooking He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles since 1977. and the Golden Valley bowling Congress both of Clinton, Mo. Richard is survived by two brothers, Robert., and his wife Paulette, and Darrel W., and his wife Wanda; five nephews, David, Rob, Chris, Warren, and Jamsen; one aunt, Dena; and an uncle, Harless; and his beloved dog, Little Man.

McCARTNEY, Robert "Bob"
1928-2003
Englewood Cemetery (M), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Nov 28 2003 - Bob McCartney, 75. Clinton, died Thursday, November 27, 2003, at the Golden Valley Hospital. Funeral services will be Monday, December 1, at 10 a.m. at the Consalus-Bradley Funeral Home. Burial in Englewood Cemetery. Born January 6, 1928 in Turin, Iowa, to Walter Allen and Ida Pearl Slapper McCartney, he was employed over 40 years with the Missouri Public Service. Mr. McCartney is survived by his wife, Barbara McCartney of the home; three sons, Richard McCartney of the home, Robert McCartney II of Clinton and Darrell McCartney of Adrian; six grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, and one brother Allen McCartney of Liberty. He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother Logan McCartney, and one sister Maxine Stokes.

McCARTNEY, Robert Lee
1949-2018
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Robert Lee McCartney II was born August 8, 1949 to Robert L. McCartney and Doreen (Rhodes) Ford passed into eternal sleep January 5, 2018.  Robert attended Clinton school system until his senior year and then joined the Marines in 1967. Robert married Paulette Shawnee Logue March 9, 1973. To this union three children were born, David, Robert III and Christopher.  Robert married Eva Jane (Gamber) Hicks November 4, 2017. Robert was adopted by the Northern Cherokee Nation as beloved husband of Jane Buffalo Sister Hicks on January 5, 2018.  Robert was preceded in death by his parents and first wife Paulette.  He is survived by his wife Eva Jane McCartney and mother-in-law Dee Dee Sell of the home; sons, David (Pamela) McCartney, Robert III (Darla) McCartney, Christopher McCartney; stepdaughters, Debra (Tracy) Warren, Laura (Brian) Mayer; stepsons, Randy (Krystal) Hicks and Terry (Jamie) Hicks, 19 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.  Memorial service will be Friday January 12, 2018 at Vansant-Mills Chapel, Clinton. Inurnment will be at Vansant Road Cemetery, Clinton.

McCARTNEY, Walter Thomas
1890-1963
Englewood Cemetery (M), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Funeral services for Walter Thomas McCartney, 72 of 312 West Gravel, who died unexpectedly Oct. 26, 1963, at Veterans Hospital, Kansas City, were conducted Oct. 29, at Vansant Funeral Home. Military rites were conducted at the committal services in Englewood Cemetery.  Mr. McCartney was born Dec. 16, 1890, near Warsaw, the son of Thomas Wilson and Catherine Gregg McCartney.  His parents and two older sisters preceded him in death.  He was reared and educated in the area near Warsaw and on March 19, 1925, married Iola Pearl Slapper.  Their early married lives were spent in the Warsaw and Leesville vicinities before moving to Lewis Station for six years.  The past 20 years they had lived in Clinton.  Mr. McCartney was a member of the Clinton First Baptist Church, was a veteran of the US Army of World War I and a member of the Clinton American Legion Post.  Mr. McCartney suffered a stroke on Sept. 30 and was hospitalized at Clinton General until being trransferred Oct. 7 to Veterans Hospital, Kansas City.  There he continued to recuperate and on Friday, Oct. 25, when his wife returned to Clinton with her children he apparently was much improved and the doctors stated he could go home Monday.  He succumbed unexpectedly to a massive heart attack the next day, Saturday.  Besides his wife he leaves three sons, Allen, of the US Navy, Pensacola, Fla., Robert, Clinton, Logan, Independence; a daughter, Mrs. Howard (Maxine) Stokes, Liberty; a sister, Mrs. Dora Rischer, Colorado Springs, Colo.; a brother, Lewis, Warsaw; 15 grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; many other relatives and friends.

McCARTY, Belle Ann EVANS
abt 1852-1885
Fields Creek Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
The Clinton Advocate, Clinton MO, Thursday, Jul 9 1885 - Died on Friday afternoon at 3 o'clock, of pulmonary consumption, at her home in Fields Creek township, Mrs. Belle McCarty. Mrs. McCarty has been afflicted with the disease of which she died for some time and her death had been expected for several days previous to her demise. Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon. Quite the number were in attendance and followed the remains to the Field's Creek cemetery, where the interment took place about 3 o'clock in the afternoon.

McCARTY, Bettie
1839-1904
Englewood Cemetery (M), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Missouri, Feb 13 1904 - The death of Miss Bettie McCarty occurred at the family home in Fields Creek township at 9 p.m. February 4. She was taken with pneumonia only three days before and the cloud of sorrow falls heavily on the bereaved brothers and sisters, who less than two weeks previous had given their mother her last good bye. Born in Saline county April 7, 1839 and has passed her life administering to the needs of others. She lived 12 years with her youngest sister, Mrs. O. D. Evans and helped her raise her children; she did beautiful needlework, and her hands were always busy with something useful for others. The last three years she has made her home with two other sisters, Mrs. E. Allison and Miss Babe McCarty. Miss Bettie was unusually devoted to the M.E. Church, south and never missed a service, if possible. She had been a patient follower of the cross for 44 years, and the old hymns she loved so well were sung sweetly at her funeral.

McCARTY, Fannie Babe
1848-1923
Englewood Cemetery (M), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Miss Babe McCarty died at the family home, five miles northwest of Clinton at 8 p.m., Monday. She had not been well since Christmas and had had a severe attack of influenza, which developed into a severe bronchial affection which in her weakened condition she was not able to stand it. Miss Babe was born at Lexington, Mo., June 17, 1848 and a short while later moved with her parents to Kansas City. Her parents owned about six square blocks then, of what is now the center of Kansas City and until a few years ago the old McCarty home stood in Kansas City, it being one of the historic spots of ante-bellum days of that city. They moved to Henry County in 1868 and this had been her home since. Miss Babe united with the Baptist church in 1883. Immediately she took up the work of her Master and for 15 years was the Sunday school teacher of a class of girls. She taught them the way of Eternal Life, always directing and inspiring them for better things and to follow the Master closely. She was a true southern gentlewoman, beautiful in face, her countenance always beaming with kindness. Hers was a life of self sacrifice, always doing for others. She loved and cared for her nieces and nephews as if they had been her own children. She learned the dry goods business under her brother-in-law, many years ago. For nearly twenty years she was a valued saleslady at the Degen store. Many customers were drawn there by Miss Babe. Many a tiny tot was sent to her by a busy mother, unable to go to town because they knew she would always give the little ones just as good a value and advice as if they had gone themselves. She was an excellent judge of merchandise and put Christianity into every part of her daily life. She was greatly missed by all her customers, who loved her, when she quit the store several years ago. The winters had become very difficult for her the last few years, as she could not stand the cold. She is survived by three sisters: Mrs. E. Allison, Mrs. O.D. Evans, Clinton; Miss Nannie, on the home farm, northwest of Clinton; and three brothers, Charley, James and Patrick Henry, all on the home farm. The McCarty home is one where love and true hospitality rule supreme. This gentle sister will be greatly missed from their fireside. The funeral services were held at the Clinton Baptist Church Wednesday morning at 10:30. Burial in Englewood.

McCARTY, Mary Belle
n/a-1887
Englewood Cemetery (M), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Dec 17 1887 - Mrs. Mary McCarty, after a lingering illness, died at the home of her brother-in-law, E. Allison, on last Saturday morning. Funeral at the Baptist Church, with remains followed to their last place in Englewood by a long procession.

McCARTY, Mary Ellen BROWN
1816-1903
Englewood Cemetery (M), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Missouri, Jan 30 1904 - The death of Mrs. Mary E. McCarty occurred at her home in Field's Creek township 5 miles northeast of Clinton Saturday at 9:30 a.m. January 23, from pneumonia. She had been able to come to the breakfast table Tuesday before her death; retained all her faculties to a remarkable degree; was 87 the 29th of July; was born in Orange county, Va. in 1816; lived there until 12 years when she came with her parents to Saline county at 12 years, united with the Southern Methodist Church. She married E. C. McCarty October 24, 1833; went to Lexington, 1846; then to Kansas City and was living there when the war broke out and her husband sent the first wagon load across the plains to Santa Fe, then left Kansas City with family and only a change of clothing under war orders to St. Louis. The family settled on the home place in Fields' Creek township in 1868 and the husband and father died in 1888. 12 children, 11 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. The ten children living are: B. C. McCarty, Chas. I. McCarty, J. E. McCarty and Patrick Henry McCarty, who all reside at home, as do Miss Bettie McCarty and Miss Nannie B. McCarty; Mrs. E. Allison, Miss Babe McCarty and Mrs. O. D. Evans reside in Clinton, and Mrs. Elnora B. McCarty, four miles from Urich. The funeral was conducted from the South Methodist Church. Friends of the family cut the stem of every greenhouse treasure to put on the dear remains. A pillow of flowers showed the word "Mother"; another floral design, "Gates Ajar" and the beautiful lilies were emblematic of the purity of the sainted mother, who always took such unselfish interest in the loved ones on earth.

McCARTY, Virginia SANDERS
1922-2012
Englewood Cemetery (M), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, May 10 2012 - Virginia "Sanders" McCarty, Indianapolis, died January 31, 2012, in St. Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis, IN, after a brief illness. Ginny was born in Deepwater and attended Lindenwood College in St. Louis and the University of Missouri at Columbia, where she was an active member of the Pi Beta Phi sorority. Her volunteer and service work in Indianapolis included the Indianapolis Museum of Art, IMA Museum Alliance and its former Better Than New shop; Second Presbyterian Church, Nora Bells Garden Club and the Arthritis Guild. She was preceded in death by her mother, Loraine Marie Rogers Sanders, and her father, Dr. Ernest Hardin Sanders. Survivors include daughter, Patricia M. Curtner (Timothy V. McGree); son, David J. McCarty (Suzanne Scoggins McCarty); granddaughters, Amy Curtner Andrews (Cushman L. Andrews Jr.), Lauren McCarty Palmer (Jeffrey H Palmer); grandsons, Peter W. Curtner, Sean D. McCarty; step-grandchildren, Michael T. McGree, Ann McGree Graziano (JD Graziano); great-grandchildren, George H. Andrews II, Eleanor J. Andrews, Sophia G. Graziano. A graveside service is scheduled for Saturday, May 12, at Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

McCLELLAN, Arline DAUGHERTY
1911-1991
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Arline McClellan, 80, Craig, Colorado, died July 18, 1991, at the Valley View Nursing Home in Craig. She was born January 12, 1911, at Lowry City, to Harry and Lulu Daugherty. She married Glen Wells McClellan September 6, 1930, at Deepwater. They lived in Iowa and in and around the Appleton City area for many years before moving to Colorado in 1954 and on to Midvale, Utah, in 1955. She went to Craig in June of 1990. She was a member of the West Jordon Baptist Church. She had great love for flowers and gardening. She liked to sew and make quilts and blankets. She enjoyed working in the church. She is survived by two sons and their wives, Ronald and Sharon of Craig, Co., Charles and Ruth of Ontario, Or.; eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; one brother and wife Harold and Juanita Daugherty of Clovis, N.M. She was preceded in death by her husband Glen in 1984.

McCLELLAN, Edna BARKER
1921-2007
Englewood Cemetery (M), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Edna McClellan, age 86 of Clinton, Missouri passed away Friday, February 23, 2007 at Clinton Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center, Clinton. Funeral services will be Tuesday, February 27, 2007 at Vansant-Mills Chapel, Clinton with burial in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton. Edna was born in Montrose, Missouri. She was married to Blane J. McClellan on May 24, 1939 and he preceded her in death in l989. She worked as a cook for the Clinton High School for 29 years. She was member of the First Baptist Church, Clinton. She is survived by two daughters, Mary Lou Whitton of Overland Park, Kansas and Carol Jo Pogue and husband, Dale of Independence, Missouri; one son, Rick McClellan and wife, Theresa of Jefferson City, Missouri; her twin sister, Edra Thompson and husband, Boyd of Butler, Missouri as well as seven grandchildren, ten great grandchildren and one great great granddaughter.

McCLENDON, Lovetta Jane MANLY
1933-2010
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Aug 3 2010 - Lovetta Jane McClendon, 77, Clinton, died at her home Saturday, June 19, 2010. She was born March 5, 1933 in Red Oak, Iowa, the daughter of Lawrence and Eva Manly. She was a member of the Deepwater Church of the Brethren, Deepwater, and Clinton Senior Center. Lovetta is survived by her son, Kevin Hutchings of Lexington, North Carolina; four stepdaughters, Debi Swetnam and husband Bill, Moberly, Karen Lusebrink and companion Earl Rose, Meridan, Kansas, Sandra Jackson and husband John, Augusta, Georgia, and Beverly Nichols and husband Nic, Kansas City; one stepson, John R. McClendon, Deepwater; one brother, Louis Manly of Corning, Iowa, as well as 10 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at Vansant-Mills Chapel, Clinton, on Thursday, June 24. Interment was in Clinton Memory Gardens Cemetery, Clinton.

McCLINTOCK, Ruby Eldred SPERRY
abt 1918-2007
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Feb 9 2007 - Family has received word of the death of Ruby Eldred McClintock, 89, Greeley, Colorado. She was the niece of the late Floyd L. Sperry Sr. and the sister of the late Gifford Sperry, both of Clinton. Her father John Sperry died in Henry County about 1920 and is buried at Tebo Cemetery. She was born in Roseland, the daughter of John F. and Mary C. (Hopkins) Sperry. She moved to Colorado when she was 15-years-old and graduated from Greeley High School in 1935. On May 16 1942, she married Paul McClintock in Kimball, Nebraska. He died February 10, 1971. She worked at Farr Co. for 11 years and then as a catalog manager for Montgomery Wards for 30 years. She is survived by a son James Harris, Greeley; a daughter Patricia Etter and husband Vernon John; four grandchildren, Stephen Etter of Greeley, Nancy Lake of Thornton, Paula Snyder of Fort Collins and Shari Speer of Evans; two great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters and two brothers. Funeral services were Tuesday, January 30, at Adamson West Chapel, Greeley. Burial was in Sunset Memorial Gardens, Greeley.

McCLUNEY, Martha JAGEMAN
1908-1997
Sunset Hill Cemetery, Warrensburg, Johnson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Martha Jageman McCluney, 89, Warrensburg, died Thursday, October 16, 1997, at the Ridgecrest Care Center in Warrensburg. She lived most of her life in Johnson County. She was born January 24, 1908, in Henry County, the daughter of Joseph Jageman and Sally Thornton Howerton Jageman. She was married to Samuel G. McCluney on June 1, 1929, in Norris. He preceded her in death August 15, 1967. She and her husband were in the funeral business and hardware business in Osceola in the 1930s. They owned McCluney's Farmer's Supply in Leeton and Warrensburg, 1937-1960, and McCluney's Aviaries and Kennels, 1954-1967. She was a 1926 Norris High School graduate and she attended Central College at Fayette and Central Missouri State Teacher's College in Warrensburg. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. John (Joan) Iseminger, Warrensburg; one grandson, Rick Iseminger and his wife, Melissa, of Springfield; one sister, Mary Ellen Gates, Clinton; one brother, William Robert MacCluney, Ashland City, TN; three nieces and one nephew. She was a member of New Beginnings Church of the Brethren in Warrensburg. Funeral services will be Saturday, October 18 at the New Beginnings Church of the Brethren in Warrensburg. Burial will be in Sunset Hill Cemetery in Warrensburg.

McCLURE, Doris Louise
1933-2011
Doris L. McClure, age 77, of Montrose, Missouri passed away Thursday, June 2, 2011 at Golden Valley Memorial Hospital, Clinton. Private family services were held Saturday, June 4, 2011 at Vansant-Mills Chapel, Clinton. Cremation is to follow. Survivors include her children, David McClure (Helen), Deepwater, John McClure (Carlene), Clinton, Jim McClure (Diane), Deepwater, Jerry McClure (Terri), Montrose, Jack McClure, Deepwater, Janie Chandler (Wes), Butler, Mickey McClure, Clinton, Judy Bichsel, Clinton, and Jill Buckheit (Gary), Bufford, Missouri; one brother Merril Jones, Clinton; 20 grandchildren and their spouses; 37 great-grandchildren; and 1 great great-grandchild on the way.

McCLURE, Jimmie Richard
1929-2009
Jimmie McClure, age 79 of Montrose, Missouri passed away Tuesday, August 18, 2009 at Willow Lane Nursing Home, Butler, Missouri. Visitation will be Tuesday August 18, 2009 at Vansant-Mills Chapel, Clinton. Following visitation he will be cremated and no other services will be held at this time. Jimmie was born in Eldorado Springs, Missouri. He was married to Doris L. Jones on June 10, 1950. He was preceded in death by his parents, Daniel Joseph and Lavina Amanda (Bybee) McClure; one brother, Paul Don McClure and one sister, Bonnie. He is survived by his wife, Doris of the home; nine children, Janie Chandler and husband, Wes of Butler, Missouri, David McClure and wife, Helen of Deepwater, Missouri, Mickey McClure of Clinton, John McClure and wife, Karlene of Clinton, Jim McClure and wife, Diane of Deepwater, Jack McClure of Clinton, Judy (Doris) Bichsel of Clinton, Jerry McClure and companion, Terry of Montrose, Missouri and Jill Heppermann of Union, Missouri; nineteen grandchidren and 26 great grandchildren.

McCLURE, Katherine Virginia MILLER
1920-1996
White Oak Cemetery, Walker Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Katherine Virginia McClure, the daughter of Jonathan Cornelius (Neal) and Goldie Leona (Allen) (Ramalia) Miller, was born April 3, 1920, in Ballard. She died June 23, 1996, at Meadowbrook Nursing Home in Clinton, at the age of 76 years, two months and 20 days. Katherine lived most of her life in the Henry County area and worked very hard raising her family. She worked in several restaurants and nursing homes over the years. She also was a baby-sitter for many children and was called Mom or Grandma by a great number besides her own family. Katherine lived next door to her son, Jackie Dale, in Brownington before suffering a stroke and being diagnosed with Alzheimer's in June of 1994. When she left the hospital on July 11, 1994, she went to live with her daughter, Darlene and husband until February 13, 1995. At that time she moved to Meadowbrook Manor and has since suffered more strokes. She is survived by seven children, Delores Darlene (Davis) and husband Kenneth of Clinton, Jackie Dale Davis of Brownington, Larry Paul Davis and wife, Roni, of Appleton City, Bonnie Joyce (McClure) Newell and husband Alan of Clinton, Dennis Lee McClure and wife Robin of Deepwater, Randall Eugene McClure and wife Renee of Lowry City and Ricky Lynn McClure of Lowry City; three sisters, Joy Haley of Fort Scott, Kansas, Dessie Dines of Appleton City and Georgia Mae McClure of Appleton City; one brother, Clifford Miller of Rockville; 29 grandchildren, 41 great-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter; many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; one daughter, Sharon Kay Davis; one grandson, Donald Dale Breeden; one great-grandson, Larry Lee DeGraffenreid, and two brothers, Arther Allen and Lorin "Jack" Miller. Katherine McClure will always be remembered as a hardworking, honest, good woman, who did all she could to raise her family the best way she knew how - with morals and manners being a must - and good old elbow grease was her answer for solving even the toughest problems. She was indeed an extraordinary woman - and one you could be so proud to call Mom, Grandma, Aunt, Cousin or Friend. I am so happy God gave me the privilege of getting to know and love this good, good woman. Funeral services were held at the Vansant-Mills Chapel Wednesday, June 26. Burial was in the White Oak Cemetery, Urich.

McCLURE, William Thomas
1833-1895
Englewood Cemetery (M), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Dec 21 1895 - Wm. McClure, aged 61, died at his home in this city Wednesday, with paralysis. He came here from Illinois in 1871 and leaves a loving companion and three children to mourn his loss. Burial in Englewood.

McCLYMOND, Geneva Mae RADER
1927-2001
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Daily Democrat, Feb 20 2001 - Geneva Mae McClymond, daughter of Leo and Dorothy Randall Rader, was born September 17, 1927, in St. Clair county and died February 3, 2001, at Westwood Nursing Center, Clinton. She lived in St. Clair County and Kansas City before moving to Clinton in 1962. She married to Joseph Archie McClymond, who preceded her in death on May 23, 1999. She was a member of the First Christian Church of Clinton and was a volunteer for the United Way. She is survived by her three sons, Lance McClymond and wife, Lynetta, Lee's Summit, Darrel Morgan and wife, Judy, Calhoun, and David McClymond of Clinton; two sisters, Lorene Phillips and Ann Moberly, both of Clinton, as well as eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. funeral services were held at the Vansant-Mills Chapel on Tuesday, February 6. Burial was in the Clinton Memory Gardens Cemetery.

McCLYMOND, Joseph Archie
1925-1999
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Joseph A. McClymond, son of Clarence Wendell and Estelle Leona Plecker McClymond, was born July 7, 1925, in Tipton, and died Sunday, May 23. 1999, at his home in Clinton. Joe was raised in Deepwater and lived in Kansas City before he moved to Clinton in 1962. He was a self-employed carpenter. He was a member of the First Christian Church of Clinton. He is survived by his wife, Geneva, of the home; three sons, Lance McClymond of Lee's Summit, Darrel Morgan of Calhoun and David McClymond of Clinton; one brother, Wendell McClymond of Kansas City; three sisters, Esther Mortenson of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Ruth Kidney of Belton and Lucille Bigler of Clinton, as well as eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the Vansant-Mills Chapel on Wednesday, May 26. Burial was in the Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery.

McCONNAUGHEY, Helen Irene BREWER
1926-2006
Fort Scott National Cemetery, Fort Scott, Bourbon Co, KS
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Dec 8 2006 - Helen Irene McConnaughey, 80, Lowry City and formerly of Richards, Missouri, died Wednesday, December 6, 2006, at Truman Lake Manor in Lowry City. She was born September 8, 1926, in Nevada, to William James Brewer and Linnie Jane Simmons Brewer. She married David Platt McConnaughey on October 23, 1943, in Salina, Kansas. He preceded her in death on September 22, 1974. She attended Richards High School and was a resident of the Richards area most of her life. She lived in Nevada before moving to Lowry City in 2002. She was a homemaker most of her life, a member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary in Fort Scott, Kansas, a Vernon County 4-H leader, a member of the Crossroads Church of the Nazarene in Deepwater and a Sunday School teacher at Truman Lake Manor. Survivors include one daughter Peggy Keith and her husband Bryan, Deepwater, two grandsons, Christopher Keith, Clinton, and Zachary Keith, Tulsa, Oklahoma; one brother Gilbert Eugene Brewer, Richards; one sister Ruby Sammons, Colorado Springs, Colorado; one sister-in-law, Dorothy McConnaughey, Richards; numerous nieces and nephews; her friend and companion of the past 30 years, Herman Eugene Vandenburg. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents, six brothers, two sisters and one infant daughter. Funeral services will be held Monday, December 11, at Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada. Interment will follow in National Cemetery, Fort Scott, Kansas.

McCONNELL, Bertha Lilly Matilda NIEMANN
1904-1991
Appleton City Cemetery, Appleton City, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Bertha Lilly Matilda McConnell, daughter of William Carl Gustav Niemann and Louise M. Blomenkamp, was born March 26, 1904 in Bates Co. She passed away at the Colonial Manor Nursing Home in Appleton City on November 27, 1991 at the age of 87 years. Bertha attended school at Brush College School located in Bates Co. In 1924 she was working as a telephone operator in Appleton City when she met and then married Russell McConnell on August 24, 1924. They were happily married until his death in 1972. Bertha and Russell raised five children, three girls and two boys. Bertha was a devoted wife and mother, helping her husband run a feed mill in Appleton City. Bertha was confirmed in the Lutheran Church as a child and after her marriage she became a devoted member of the First Christian Church of Appleton City. She attended regularly as her health would permit. She was also a member of the Rebekah Lodge receiving her 50-year pin in 1990. Bertha had many interests to keep her busy, cooking, sewing, crocheting, gardening and being with family. Mrs. McConnell was preceded in death by her parents, one son Merle, four brothers, William, Henry, Johann, and Otto; three sisters, Clara, Maria, and Emma, and her husband Russell. She is survived by her daughter Jeaneane and Richard Chappell of Appleton City; a son Harold and Carol McConnell of Sebastian, Fl.; daughter Viola and Merle Johnson of Mesa, AZ.; and daughter Iola and Jasper Varns of North Kansas City; daughter-in-law Louise McConnell of Raytown; two sisters, Minnie Johnson and Rose Niemann of Appleton City; 10 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; and a vast host of other relatives and friends. Bertha was a sweet, loving person who had a caring heart. She was always cheerful and had a kind word to say to everyone. She will be very sadly missed by those who knew and loved her. Services were held on November 29, 1991 at the Eckhoff-Hill Funeral Home. Burial was in Appleton City Cemetery.

McCONNELL, Nellie Lillian
1887-1892
Englewood Cemetery (M), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Eye, Jan 1892 - Died Monday, Jan. 5, of membranous croup, Nellie Lillian, five year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R. B. McConnell.

McCONNELL, Nellie S. MESSICK
1859-1938
Englewood Cemetery (M), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Mar 1938 - Mrs. R. B. McConnell Passes - Mrs. R. B. McConnell, of old and respected pioneer Clinton forebears, having been ill for many weeks in the grip of disease from which there was no hope of recovery, laid down the burden of her pain and suffering March 17 at 1:08 p.m., and closed her eyes on the faces and scenes she loved most. Her body, slight, delicate and frail, housed a courageous spirit and a heart rich in its love and sympathy, which helped her to make her last fight bravely, though the shadow of illness had walked beside her for years, taking a gradual, inevitable toll. Her only son, Haynes McConnell, had given her every attention, being her constant companion the past several years, having given up his hardware business in Oklahoma to be with his mother. Mrs. Carrie Brannum, her only sister, and Miss Nannie Kennedy had also been with her much of late, assisting the nurse and doctors. Nellie Messick was born in Clinton October 27, 1859, the daughter of William R. Messick and Caroline Spencer Messick, who came to Missouri in 1861, pioneers from Kentucky and splendid citizens, making their home on North Main street. Mr. Messick died when a young man, leaving his wife to rear the family. Miss Messick, reared in the Cumberland Presbyterian church from which she never moved her membership, became the bride of R. B. McConnell November 12, 1884, and soon after, they built the cottage on East Jefferson street which continued their home. Four children were given them, a daughter and two sons deceased, and one son, Haynes, dutiful and devoted, who had always been the comfort and joy of his fond mother. Mr. McConnell, who was the circuit clerk of Henry County 21 years, died some years ago. Mrs. McConnell, who had quietly lived a long, good life, was gentle and kind, yet with a determination and force of character that manifested itself in fine principles of honorable living. She never failed in her devotion to her husband, her son and her home, and stood for the things that were best for the community. She had an activity of body that kept her ever busy and an untiring energy that chafed her spirit when years and illness compelled inactivity. She was always fond of children, understanding and enjoying them, and the young people in the neighborhood were a great interest in the many years she spent alone. An immaculate housekeeper, she found much to occupy her at home, and time to be with her kinspeople and closest neighbors. Bright and alert, yet always modest, she had seen many changes in Clinton and knew its citizenry well, a person whose life had followed its own groove without pretense or false ambition. Besides her son and sister, Mrs. McConnell is survived by two nephews, Bert and Alfred Byler, and two nieces, Miss Alice Duff and Mrs. Lillie Duff Consalus. The funeral services were conducted Sunday at the home. The body was laid to rest in Englewood.

McCONNELL, S. A. JANUARY
abt 1827-1905
Clinton Missouri - Mrs. S. A. McConnell, aged 78, died Dec. 5, 1905 at the home of her daughter Mrs. E. E. Palmitier, in Rogers, Arkansas. She had pneumonia fever about a year ago and went into a gradual decline but her fatal sickness, acute indigestion, was of less than 24 hours duration. Leaves five children, fourteen grandchildren and one sister to mourn her loss. Mrs. Palmitier and Mrs. F. H. Kaiser, two of the daughters, were at her bedside. A son Rev. C. C. McConnell of Ferris, Texas, arrived in a few hours. The remaining two children, Mrs. R. Y. Kennedy of Gardenia, California and H. E. McConnell of Los Angeles, and only sister, Miss Clemmie January of Brownington, were not permitted to be present. Grandma was buried in the Rogers cemetery. She was the third daughter of Peter M. and Nancy January, formerly of Brownington, being pioneers of Missouri, having emigrated from Jessamine County, Kentucky in 1830, settling near Columbia, Missouri, the parents uniting with the Presbyterian Church near that place. Mrs. McConnell gave her heart to her Saviour as a girl; married S. T. McConnell in 1850, who preceded her to that better land. They came to Henry with their family in 1855, thus the whole of the family, except Miss Clemmie, have passed away.

McCORD, Hale Clifton
1922-2002
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, May 3 2002 - Hale Clifton McCord, 79, died Wednesday, May 1, 2002, at St. Luke's Hospital in Kansas City of acute myelocytic leukemia. He was born in Stewartsville, the son of Hale Clifton and Minnie (Haden) McCord. In February 1974, he joined the United States Army corps of Engineers as a staff appraiser in Clinton. He retired in August 1980 from the Corps. He became a real estate agent for Coldwell Banker Townsend Real Estate of Clinton in 1983 and operated his own real estate appraisal company from 1991-1997. He was a member of the RLDS Church (now Community of Christ Church) and was church school director in Clinton. He was a member of the American Legion Bowling team in 1971, president of the Warrensburg NARFE (National Association of Retired Federal Employees) chapter from 1998-2000, and also Kiwanis, Meals On Wheels and Food Pantry in Warrensburg. He married Letha Ione Van Valkenburg in Los Angeles, California, June 12, 1948. She survives of the home in Warrensburg. In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Joy and husband, Dwight Groves, Owatonna, Minnesota, and Peggy and husband John Sartin, Warrensburg, and four grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and four brothers, Orrice, Donald, Emerson and infant brother Byron. Funeral services will be Monday, May 6, at the Community of Christ Church in Warrensburg.

McCORMACK, Delore M. "Dee" AYRES
1915-2006
Sunset Hill Cemetery, Warrensburg, Johnson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jul 17 2006 - Delore M. "Dee" McCormack, 91, Leeton, died Thursday, July 13, 2006, at Golden valley Hospital in Clinton. She was born June 4, 1915, near Warrensburg, the daughter of Jacob R. Ayres and Elise M. Phillips Ayres. She worked for Town & Country Shoe Factory in Warrensburg and Sedalia and for International Shoe Factory in Windsor. She retired in 1980. She was a member of Leeton United Methodist Church, Tebo Club, Hickory Grove Club, Leeton Antiques and S.O.S. On November 14, 1936, in Warrensburg, she married Roy E. McCormack, who died August 23, 1991. Survivors include two daughters, Vonna Streit and husband Jon (Jack), Harrisonville, Shirley McCallister and husband Jerry, Leeton; a son Roy M. McCormack and wife Michelle, Clinton; a nephew Daryl Dodson, Gladstone; 11 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren, four step-great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by a sister Ada Frazer. Funeral services will be Tuesday, July 18, at Williams Funeral Chapel in Warrensburg. Burial will follow in Sunset Hill Cemetery.

McCORMACK, Roy Edward
1902-1991
Sunset Hill Cemetery, Warrensburg, Johnson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Roy Edward McCormack, 89, Leeton, died Friday, August 23, 1991 at Golden Valley Hospital in Clinton. He was born July 14, 1902, south of Warrensburg, the son of Thomas Alexander McCormack and Nora Elizabeth Hasse McCormack. He was a lifetime Johnson County resident and was a farmer. He was a member of Houts Chapel Methodist Church. He married Delora Ayres on November 14, 1936, in Centerview, and she survives. Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Jon (Vonna) Streit, Harrisonville, and Mrs. Jerry (Shirley) McAllister, Leeton; one son Roy Maryl McCormack, Grandview; three sisters, Mrs. Beluah Cowan, Mrs. Jim (Flossie) McConnaughay and Mrs. Carl (Bertie) VanBlarcum, all of Warrensburg; one brother Forest Ora McCormack, Leeton; 14 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a brother Alvie Paul McCormack. Funeral services were held Monday, August 26, at Sweeney-Phillips Funeral Chapel, Warrensburg. Burial was in Sunset Hill Cemetery.

McCOWN, Infant Girl
1901-1901
Good Hope Cemetery, Bethlehem Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Missouri, Dec 21 1901 - An infant girl was born dead to Mr. and Mrs. W. R. McCown Sunday. Its mother was given up by the doctors but at this time she is doing very well and it is hoped she will recover. The baby was buried at Good Hope, where they also have a little boy, buried about seven years ago. Mr. and Mrs. McCowan return thanks to their neighbors and friends in Clinton for their assistance in this trying hour, also to the faithfulness of Drs. Barr and Poague.

McCOWN, Martha F. GREER
1867-1902
Good Hope Cemetery, Bethlehem Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Missouri, Dec 20 1902 - Mrs. W. R. McCown died with Bright's disease Saturday morning, Dec. 13, aged 35 years. Born in Henry County, her maiden name being Martha F. Greer, and married to W. R. McCown March 25, 1886. They had six children, four of whom are now living. At the age of 14, she joined the Good Hope Baptist Church, was baptized by Rev. W. S. Weir and has lived an earnest Christian life. She had always been in delicate health, but from her illness, about a year ago, she never fully recovered. For the last three months, she suffered intensely and was conscious up to almost the last. she talked freely of her condition and gave evidence that her faith in Jesus was unshaken. She wanted to get well for the sake of her children but was ready and willing to go. Short services were held at her late home Sunday at 9 and her remains were taken to Good Hope church, where her funeral was preached. The body was laid to rest in her old home burying ground.

McCOWN, Walter R.
abt 1864-1936
Clinton MO - W. R. McCown of Monrovia, Calif., died May 6 at 8:30 p.m. after a long illness. He was bedfast several months. Several years ago Mr. McCown was in an automobile accident and had not been well since. Mr. McCown, age bout 72, was born and raised near Coal and had always lived in Henry County until about eight years ago when he with his family went to California for his health. He was here about four years ago to visit. He was an extensive stock raiser and served one term as Henry County recorder about 18 years ago. He was a fine man and a friend to everyone, a useful citizen and a Christian. He is survived by his wife, who has also been ill and their eight children: Mrs. Lulu McLin, Shreveport, La.; Mrs. Florence Simmons, Tulsa, Okla.; Mrs. Adolph Zobrist and Wilbur McCown, Hancock, Iowa; Shelby, Elbert, Walter and Beulah McCown of California; a sister Mrs. Elizabeth Minick, south of Coal; a nephew, Tom McCown of Coal; a niece Mrs. Ernest McGinness of Coal, and two granddaughters, Miss Dorothy Harvey and Mrs. Cecil Hardin. Funeral service was held Friday.

McCOWN, Wilma C. ALLIS
1917-2007
Appleton City Cemetery, Appleton City, St. Clair Co, MO
Wilma Lorene McCown, daughter of Algenor Everett and Mary Effie (Smith) Allis, was born January 22, 1917 in Clinton, Missouri. She passed away May 25, 2007 in Butler, Missouri at 90 years of age. Wilma was a faithful member of the First Baptist Church in Appleton City, Missouri. She also belonged to the Wilma Weeks Circle, Rebecca Lodge and the Red Hatters group. In 1939 Wilma and Lloyd McCown were married. They owned and operated several businesses in Springfield, Harrisonville and Appleton City. She also worked for the United Telephone Company for 22 years. She was an accomplished quilter and her love of that craft showed in her work. Other hobbies included traveling, reading and card playing; she also enjoyed visiting with her friends. Preceding Wilma in death were her parents, two brothers James Everett Allis and Ralph C. Allis, four sisters: her twin Thelma Irene Allis, Eda Lee Tidrow, Esther Lowe and Mary Elizabeth Majors. Survivors include several nephews and nieces: Robert Majors of Oakland, California, Mary K. Bryant of Kansas City, Missouri, Gene Allis of Appleton City, Missouri, James Allis of Clinton, Missouri, Kim Tidrow of Imperial, Missouri, Bruce Tidrow of St. Louis, Missouri and a close friend, Marylyn Piepmeier of Appleton City.

McCOY, Evelyn WARNER
abt 1898-1992
Oak Hill Cemetery, Butler, Bates Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Mrs. Evelyn Warner McCoy, 94, died Saturday, Dec. 5, 1992 in the Longview Nursing Center, Grandview, where she lived. Graveside services will be Wednesday at Oak Hill Cemetery, Butler. Mrs. McCoy was born in Henry County and lived near Urich before moving to the Kansas City area in 1942. She was a nurse during the 1940s and 1950s. Earlier she was a seamstress. She was a member of Cove Creek Christian Church near Urich. Her husband, Cecil Lee McCoy, died in 1923. Survivors include a daughter, Lucille Greer, Kansas City; a granddaughter, and a great-granddaughter.

McCOY, Nancy E. VAHLE
abt 1917-1998
Freeman-Holsapple Cemetery, Collins Twp, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jun 10 1998 - Mrs. Nancy E. McCoy, 81, Weaubleau, died Tuesday, June 9, 1998, at her home. She was born near Collins. She was a lifelong area resident. She worked many years at various jobs throughout the area and retired from the Sac-Osage Hospital in 1980. She was married to Carl McCoy on July 30, 1938 in Clinton. to this union two sons were born. She is survived by two sons, Dennis McCoy and Larry McCoy, Weaubleau; two brothers, John Lester "Leck" Vahle, Osceola, and William Vahle of Lafayette, Indiana; two grandsons, one granddaughter, one great-grandson. Funeral services will be Saturday, June 13, at the Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel in Osceola. Burial will be in the Freeman-Holsapple Cemetery, near Collins.

McCOY, Ronald C. "Ron"
1932-1991
Sunset Hill Cemetery, Warrensburg, Johnson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Roland C. (Ron) McCoy, 58, Warrensburg, died Thursday, August 1, 1991, at Western Missouri Medical Center, Warrensburg. He was born October 2, 1932, in Bethany, the son of Lee Garland McCoy and Ethel May Bostwick McCoy. He had lived in Warrensburg the past 30 years and had owned the operated the Campus Barber Shop for more than 25 years. He married Portia Bynum on March 20, 1955 in Warrensburg, and she survives. Mr. McCoy was a member of the First Baptist Church of Warrensburg, the Warrensburg Masonic Lodge and Scottish Rite. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War. Survivors in addition to his wife Portia of the home, are a daughter, Mrs. Craig (Sherrl) Hibdon, Warrensburg; four sisters, Helen Porter, Kansas City, Priscilla Yunt, Sedalia, Alice Crater, Kennewick, Wa., and Anita Loughridge, Blue Springs; six brothers, Garland McCoy, Walnut, Ill., Bob McCoy and Gene McCoy, Kansas City, Harry McCoy, Cole Camp, Beryl McCoy, Sedalia, and Veryl McCoy, Simi Valley, Ca.; and two grandchildren. Funeral services were Sunday, August 4, at the First Baptist Church. Masonic graveside services were at the Sunset Hill Cemetery.

McCRACKEN, Lester L.
1915-2006
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 24 2006 - Lester L. McCracken, 90, Clinton, died January 17, 2006, at his home. He was born August 10, 1915, at Wheatland, the son of Ira and Jessie (Berg) McCracken. He was a longtime area resident of the Elkton/Flemington community and a farmer. He and his wife Madelyn, retired and moved to Bolivar eight years ago and then moved to be near their daughter at Clinton three years ago. He was a member of the Prairie Home Missionary Baptist Church of Bolivar. Survivors include his wife of 65 years, Madelyn McCracken of the home; one daughter Donna Meyer, Clinton; two grandsons. Funeral services were held Friday, January 20, at Hathaway-Peterman Chapel. Burial was in Lehman Cemetery, north of Elkton.

McCUBBIN, Ted
1905-1991
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Ted McCubbin, 86, Calhoun, died Friday, September 27, 1991 at Westwood Nursing Home in Clinton. He was born July 1, 1905 in Warsaw, the son of the late Louis and Nellie Gibson McCubbin. He was married to Minnie Lou Wilson who preceded him in death. Mr. McCubbin worked in the packing department of the International Shoe Factory for 25 years retiring In 1966. He also worked for the City of Calhoun as the City Tax Collector for more than 20 years. He was a member of the Calhoun Baptist Church. Mr. McCubbin is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Mary Lou and Jim Buchanan of Windsor; one grandson; a brother Rach McCubbin of Lincoln; a sister Ethel Howe of Warsaw; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Tuesday, October 1, 1991 at Calhoun Baptist Church. Burial was in Calhoun Cemetery. Services under direction of Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor.

McCULLER, Bonnie Lucille JUSTICE
abt 1913-2006
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Nov 22 2006 - Bonnie Lucille Justice McCuller, 93, Edwards, died Sunday, November 19, 2006, at Golden Valley Hospital, Clinton. Memorial services will be held Friday, December 1, at Ivey Funeral Home, Bainbridge, Georgia. She was born in Houston County, Alabama. She was an inspector for Miller Hydro Manufacturing in Bainbridge before her retirement. She lived in Bainbridge before moving to Edwards six months ago. She was preceded in death by her parents; one son Arthur Gray McCuller, and two husbands, Jenning Brian McCuller and Cecil McCuller. She is survived by two grandchildren, Patricia McCuller Smith of Edwards and Michael Arthur McCuller, Cairo, Georgia; four great-grandchildren, Kim Edward Brooks Jr., Catherine C. Davis, Julie A. Smith and Christopher Michael McCuller, and two great-grandchildren, Bonnie Richelle Davis and Quinton Ian Maximus Cleery.

McCULLOH, Catherine Marie COY
1923-2004
Garden City Cemetery, Garden City, Cass Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Nov 11 2004 - Mrs. Catherine Marie McCulloh, Garden City, was born April 23, 1923, in Kansas City, the daughter of Ira and Ruth Eileen (Wood) Coy. She departed this life Monday, October 25, 2004, at Research Medical Center, Kansas City, at the age of 81 years, six months and two days. On January 24, 1942, Catherine was united in marriage to Robert Bevely McCulloh. Catherine was a homemaker. She was a graduate of St. Mary's High School, Independence, a member of the Dayton Community Church near Garden City and helped with Friendship Meals. Catherine enjoyed her pets, three dogs and one cat. She had lived on the family farm over 50 years. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Robert, on January 23, 1986, and an infant son, James Leslie McCulloh. She is survived by one son Charles B. McCulloh and wife Joyce, Colorado Springs, Colorado; one daughter, Linda Murphy and husband Darryll, Lee's Summit; four grandchildren, Clint and Jesse Pringle, Janell McCulloh Taylor and Jessica McCulloh; one step-grandson, Robert Murphy; eight great-grandchildren, Madison, Dathan, Cierra, Austin, Sareal, Devin, Brenna and Wesley; one sister Eileen Beal, Independence; other relatives and many friends. Funeral services were Friday, October 29, at Dickey Funeral Home, Garden City. Burial was in Garden City Cemetery.

McCULLOUGH, Betty Lou FEUGATE
1930-2004
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jul 28 2004 - Betty Lou (Feugate) McCullough, Montrose, was born February 12, 1930, Kansas City, the daughter of Reubin Feugate and Mini Berry Feugate. She lived most of her life in Kansas City and was a homemaker. She married Francis Eugene McCullough in Baldwin, Kansas in 1956. She is survived by her mother, Mini Feugate, Grand Junction, Colorado; her brother, Donald Feugate, Grand Junction, Colorado; three sons, Jimmie Eugene McCullough, Raytown, Dusty Alan McCullough, Montrose, and David Keith McBryier, Sedalia; one daughter, Darlene Meisier, Peculiar; seven grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and 10 step-grandchildren.

McCULLOUGH, Garnett Leo
1918-1999
Laurel Oak Cemetery (M), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Daily Democrat, Oct 6 1999 - Garnett L. McCullough, 81, Windsor, died early Tuesday morning, October 5, 1999, at his home. He was born October 1, 1918, in Hannibal, the son of Edward Jackson McCullough and Maude Catherine (Leonard) McCullough. On February 28, 1942, in Calhoun he married Leona Mae Brown, who survives. He retired after 26 years with the Gas Service Company in Windsor. He also was employed by the Allen Hatchery in Windsor and changed natural gas usage charts in Windsor for the Panhandle Eastern Pipeline Company. He was an Army veteran of World War II, serving in the 31st Division in the South Pacific Theatre where he was awarded the Bronze Star. He was a life time member and past commander of the Windsor VFW Post #2610. He was a member of the Windsor First Christian Church. In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Steve and Roseanne McCullough, Bremerton, Washington, David and Melody McCullough, Platte City; four granddaughters; three great-grandchildren; a brother and sister-in-law, Raymond and Laura McCullough, Farmington, Illinois, and Many nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be Friday, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor, with burial in Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

McCULLOUGH, Leona Mae BROWN
1924-2005
Laurel Oak Cemetery (M), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Feb 3 2005 - Leona McCullough, 80, Windsor, died Friday morning, January 28, 2005, at Windsor Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, Windsor. She was born April 3, 1924 in Calhoun, the daughter of Steve Arnold Douglas Brown and Myrtle Mae (Mihlhauser) Brown. On February 28, 1942, in Calhoun, she married Garnett Leo McCullough, who died October 5, 1999. She spent her entire life in Windsor. She graduated from Widnsor High School, Class of 1941. She was a member of the First Baptist Church, Windsor, the Windsor VFW Auxiliary and a former member of the Windsor Petal Pushers Garden Club. Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Steve and Rosanne McCullough, Wagoner, Oklahoma, and David and Melody McCullough, Platte City; four granddaughters, Chelynn Broughton, Brandee Pait, Melissa Lett and Renee Bland; five great-grandchildren; a sister Viola Lockard, Sedalia, and many nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Harold Brown, and a sister, Ruth Trolinger. Funeral services were Monday, January 31, 3 p.m. at Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor, with rev. Jerry Henry oficiating.

McCULLOUGH, Maude Catherine LEONARD
1886-1951
Laurel Oak Cemetery (M), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Windsor MO - Maude Catherine McCullough, daughter of Levi & Mary Leonard was born September 13, 1886 in Windsor, Mo and departed this life at the home of her son & daughter-in-law, Mr. & Mrs. Garnett McCullough, October 11, 1951, at the age of 65 years and 28 days. She was united in marriage to Edward Jackson McCullough October 15, 1905. He preceded her in death. To this union four children were born, Miss Thelma McCullough and Robert McCullough who both preceded her in death and two sons, Garnett and Raymond McCullough both of Windsor. She is also survived by one daughter-in-law, Mrs. Garnett McCullough, two grandsons, Steve Edward and David Lee McCullough of Windsor, two brothers, George Leonard of Stratford, Texas and Clarence Leonard and wife of Kansas City, Mo and a host of relatives and friends. Mrs. McCullough was a member of the Christian Church. Funeral services were held from the Huston-Turner Funeral Home, Saturday afternoon, October 13. Burial in Laurel Oak Cemetery.

McCUNE, Ruby F. POFFINBERGER
1919-2002
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Feb 28 2002 - Ruby F. McCune, 82, Marshall, died Tuesday, February 26, 2002, at the Truman Lake Manor in Lowry City. Funeral services will be held Friday, March 1, at the Sweeney-Reser-Wills Funeral Home in Marshall. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Marshall. Born September 22, 1919, at Flemington, she was the daughter of the late Andrew Poffinberger and Susie Lacy Poffinberger. On August 25, 1945, in Kansas City, Kansas, she married Thomas J. McCune, who died May 12, 1991. She had been a Marshall resident for most of her life. She was employed at the International Shoe Company for 25 years before her retirement. She had resided at the Truman Lake Manor for the past six months. Survivors include one son,Thomas E. McCune, Holland Patent, New York; one step-son, Michael Callaway, Fort Worth, Texas; two daughters, Barbara J. James, Warsaw, and Frankie Snyder, Geneva, Ohio; two brothers, Roy Poffinberger, Evansville, Indiana, and Ralph Poffinberger, Loveland, Colorado; 10 grandchildren, including Julie Anderson and husband, Scott, and Barbara Morrow and husband, Michael, all of Clinton; 12 great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by one son, Robert McCune in 1979; one brother and two sisters.

McCUNE, Thomas B.
1930-1993
Englewood Cemetery (M), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Thomas B. McCune was born October 28, 11930, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the son of Norman H. and Ruth Angle McCune. He graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Business Administration and was a member of the Beta Theta Pi Fraternity. He served as a First Lieutenant in an artillery division in the United States Army during the Korean War. On March 30, 1952, he married Peggy Stratton and to this union two sons were born. He was a well known Clinton business man. He co-owned and operated McCune's Ladies Wear for 38 years. He was a member of the Clinton Christian Church serving as chairman of the church board and a deacon emeritus. He was a past president of the Clinton Rotary Club. He died December 26, 1993, after a short illness. He is survived by his wife, Peggy, of the home; his two sons, Michael Stratton McCune of Clearwater, Florida, and Jeffery Boone McCune and wife, Annette, of Clearwater, and a granddaughter, Jacqueline Leeann McCune; two sisters, Willeyne Clemmens of Roanoke, Virginia, Mary Lou King and husband, Dr. Richard King of Clinton; his mother-in-law, Helen Ruth Stratton of Clinton and five nieces. Funeral services were Wednesday, December 29, at the Clinton Christian Church in Clinton. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery.

McCURLEY, Sarah PUTNAM GUYNN
1844-1927
Tebo Church Cemetery, Leesville Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Eye - Again deep shadows have been hovering the portals of a home. A life has slowly ebbed away. The death angel called and the spirit of Aunt Sarah McCurley responded. She closed her eyes in eternal sleep Sunday, January 15th, at her home near Coal. She had been ailing for sometime, both relatives and friends noticed she was failing as age crept over her. She was 83 years, 4 months and 18 days old; was born August 27, 1844. At the time of her birth, her parents, Benjamin Putnam and wife, lived on a small farm, near the place where she died, where she grew to womanhood. She was married very young to Abraham Guynn. to this union were born three children - Mrs. May Bailey, of Coal; Willie M. and Bud Guynn, of Kansas City, Mo. When the Civil war was declared this young husband enlisted in the Union army and fought valiantly for his country and her flag until almost the close of the war when he was killed. Her father was also killed during the war. That was a perilous time to be left with three small children to support, and meant trials and hardships for her, but she was a brave little woman, and more courageous than any soldier, no matter how hard her trials, she never faltered, but worked hard both indoors and out, even carding, spinning and weaving the cloth that made their clothing. She and her children lived with her widowed mother for a few years. On Oct. 16th, 1870, she was married to Wm. McCurley. Shortly after their marriage they moved to a small farm in this same vicinity, where they made their home for a number of years. It was in this home she watched the development of the country from the log cabin to the modern home, from the ox team to the railroads and autos. In this home she raised a large family, 12 children born to this union, eight of whom are living. They are: Mrs. Bramwell McQueen, Mrs. Mart Eberting and Otto McCurley, of Coal; Robert McCurley, of Omaha, Nebr.; Rufus, Oscar and Tom, of Kansas City, and Arthur, at home, who was so faithful and devoted to his aged mother. Besides her husband, five children have preceded her in death. They are - Emory and Ida McCurley, Willie M. Guynn and two dying in infancy. There were 3 sets of twins in this family. Wm. McCurley died March 24, 1909. She is survived by one sister, Mrs. Jane Sheek, of Canon City, Colo. She has 25 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. She took her little grandson, Eugene to her home for a few years, after his mother died, leaving him when very small. This child she loved devotedly. In the year 1840, when Tebo Baptist church was organized, the mother of the deceased, Mary Putnam, was one of the eight charter members. When Aunt Sarah was very young, she was converted and joined the Tebo Baptist church, where she was true and loyal in attendance until she became too feeble with age to go. She loved her church, her dear children, grandchildren, relatives, many friends and her God. May the influence of this gentle Christian life go out to relatives and friends to inspire them to nobler and higher living. She will be sadly missed in the home an din the community, where she has lived all of her life, but since God in His wisdom has taken her form us, may the presence of the sweet Christian spirit of this dear mother be near the broken hearted children, which will be as a light shining through the darkness and they can look up to God and say: "Thy will be done." All of her children were at her bedside in her last sickness except Bud, who was unable on account of sickness to get here before his mother died, her three married daughters and Mrs. Otto McCurley, who lived near her home, were faithful in helping care for her. She had been bedfast a part of the time since October. Funeral services were conducted at the Tebo Baptist church Tuesday morning after which her body was tenderly laid to rest by the side of loved ones in the cemetery nearby. The pall bearers were her grandsons as follows: Donald McQueen, Robert Eberting, Ray Bailey, Eugene, Leon and Truman McCurley.

McDANIEL, Aubrey
1920-1998
Hickman Cemetery, near Clarksburg, Moniteau Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Aubrey McDaniel, 78, California, Mo., died Friday, September 25, 1998, at his home. He was the father of Pam Green of Clinton. He was born June 26, 1920, in Kensett, Arkansas, the son of Mordecia and Annie Owings McDaniel, who preceded him in death. He was married June 26, 1944, in Kansas City, Kansas, to Retha M. Anderson, who preceded him in death February 5, 1994. He was employed as a concrete finisher for Blair Construction Co. in Pleasant Hill, worked at the California Woolen Mill, as a guard for the Missouri Department of Corrections, California Manufacturing and California City Sanitation Department. He was a member of the Main Street Baptist church in California. He attended California High School and served in the Navy during WWII and the Army in the Korean Conflict. He is survived by a son, Wayne McDaniel and his wife, Iva, Holts Summit; a daughter, Pam Green and her husband, Robert, Clinton; a brother, Bill McDaniel, state of Texas; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Graveside services with military honors were held Monday, September 28, at Hickman Cemetery, Clarksburg. Bowlin-Cantriel Funeral services in California was in charge of arrangements.

McDONALD, Clinton G.
1929-2008
Clinton G. McDonald, age 79 of Clinton, Missouri passed away Monday, October 27, 2008 at the University of Alabama Hospital-Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama. He is survived by his wife, Irene of the home and one son, Larry McDonald of Clinton. His wishes were to be cremated. A memorial service is being planned for a later date.

McDONALD, Fenton Goss
1818-1904
Maplewood & Brownington Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Missouri, Feb 27 1904 - Fenton Goss McDonald died at the home of his nephew, C. Y. McDonald at 1002 South Second Street Monday, Feb. 22, at 9:30 a.m. He was born October 4, 1818 in Franklin county, this state. He was the oldest son of Jesse McDonald, one of the first lawyers to come to this country from Virginia. So far as is known, he was the last living member of his father's family. He was 85. He was a brother of the late W. P. McDonald of Brownington, whose sons, C. Y., E. K. and W. L., are residents of this city and county. For the past six years, he had made his home with his nephew C. Y. of this city and visited occasionally with friends and relatives in Franklin County and in St. Louis and Illinois. His was an active life. He was a veteran of the Mexican war, a pioneer and a statesman. Remaining unmarried, he traveled over much of the West. He served as first lieutenant in Col. Doniphan's regiment in the war with Mexico. In 1849, he went to California and was first legislator elected from Calaveras County in that state. He later moved to Nevada, where he remained until 6 years ago when he came to Clinton. His health has not been good for some years. The grip, however, followed by pneumonia, was the dreaded disease that called "Uncle Fent" to his future home, after an illness of about 10 days. Funeral services were at the residence. The body was taken to Brownington for burial and laid beside that of his brother, who 12 years before, had preceded him to that land from which one never returns.

McDONALD, Joseph G.
abt 1916-2000
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Aug 18 2000 - Joseph G. McDonald, 84, Arden Hills, Minnesota, died Monday, August 14, 2000. He was a native of Urich and his wife, who survives, is the former Mary Fern Swackhamer, a sister of the late Naomi Hupp of Clinton. During his lifetime, Mr. McDonald sailed on U.S. merchant traders, graduated from Kansas State University, served in the Army during World War II and worked for Honeywell in Minneapolis for 37 years as an aeronautical engineer. He was known for his ability to fix things, his love of amateur radio and his "gift of gab". He is survived by his wife of 50 years, daughters, Lee Ann Casper, Lisa and Jeanene McDonald, and nine grandchildren. Memorial services were Thursday at Centennial United Methodist Church in Roseville, interment at Fort Snelling.

McDONALD, Kathleen JOSEPH
1912-1998
Myers Cemetery, Hudson Twp, Bates Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Kathleen McDonald, daughter of David Stanley and Lilly (Gilmore) Joseph, was born June 21, 1912, in Deer, Arkansas. She died September 16, 1998, at the Westwood Nursing Center in Clinton, at 86 years of age. Kathleen spent her early years in Newark, New Jersey, where she was employed by the Newark Athletic Club. She also lived in New Mexico where she worked at Fred Harvey's Restaurant. Most of her life was spent in the Appleton City area where she was a livestock farmer, cook and hospital caregiver. Kathleen was a member of the elm Spring Baptist Church in Elm. She was a very courageous woman who was dedicated to her family and had a great sense of humor. She was a very caring person who loved the country life. Kathleen was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, John Kyle and Lewis Joseph, and three sisters, Edith May Schaaf, Anice Harris and Josephine Benson. survivors include one son, Lane McDonald of Cardiff, California; two daughters, Joe Ann Bray of Kansas City and Lila Catherall of Olathe, Kansas; one brother, Jack Joseph of Tacoma, Washington; one sister, Lillian Cochran of Atchison, Kansas; 11 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Funeral services were at Hill & Son Funeral Home, Appleton City, on Saturday, September 19. Burial was in Meyers Cemetery, Rockville.

McDONALD, Martha E. "Mattie" KENNEDY
abt 1830-1896
Maplewood & Brownington Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
The Clinton Eye, Clinton MO, Saturday, Feb 15 1896 - Mrs. Wm. T. McDonald died at the home of her step-son, in Brownington, Feb. 7th, after a lingering illness of nine weeks. She was born in Callaway county in 1828. She was a good woman loved and respected by everybody, and had devoted a great portion of her life to the Master's cause, having helped to organize the Presbyterian church at Brownington. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. Geo. B. Sproule on the 8th and her remains now rest beside her long departed husband in the Brownington cemetery

McDONALD, Shelia Gaye THOMPSON
1959-2008
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Oct 10 2008 - Shelia Gaye McDonald, 49, Bakersfield, California, died on Monday, September 30, 2008, at the home of her daughter. She was born in Clinton on August 13, 1959, to Noland Thompson and Lora Knisely Thompson. She married Keith McDonald on September 29, 1979. She is survived by three children, Michael and Lora Denise McDonald, both of Warrensburg, and Trena McDonald of Bakersfield, California; four grandchildren; her mother Lora Thompson of Clinton; two sisters, Sheri Strouse and Cindy Ryles, both of Clinton; four nephews and one niece.

McDONALD, Wilber Lee "Pete"
1911-2000
Mullin Cemetery, White Oak Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Sep 14 2000 - W. L. "Pete" McDonald was born November 11, 1911, in Urich, Mo., son of Robert E. and Della Ann Henny McDonald. He died September 7, 2000, at St. John's Regional Health Center in Springfield, Mo. He married Wilma Ruth Albin of Blairstown, Mo. in 1937 and to this union two daughters were born, Linda and Rebecca Jane. Pete and Ruth returned to Urich in 1947 where they purchased and ran the hardware store for many years. In 1994 they moved to Springfield to be near their daughters. He is survived by his wife Ruth; two daughters, Linda Cantrell and husband Jim, and Rebecca Jane Dalton, all of Springfield, Mo. He also leaves three grandchildren, Greg, and Cindy Cantrell and Blake Dalton. Funeral services were held September 10 at the Consalus Funeral Home, in Urich, Mo. Burial Was in Mullin Cemetery.

McDONALD, William Purcell
1823-1891
Maplewood & Brownington Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
The Clinton Eye, Clinton MO, Saturday, Aug 1 1891 - DEATH OF W. P. McDONALD -- Another one of those men of whom no one ever says aught against, of whom all speak of with respect, and whose every-day life is a model for kindness and forbearance, has passed into the life beyond this. W. P McDonald was born March 29th, 1823 in Franklin County, Missouri. April 12th, 1852, he was married to Miss Sarah E. King. This marriage resulted in five children, one of which died in infancy. Four are yet living: Chas. Y., and Edward K. McDonald both living in Brownington; Mrs. W.A. Judge, in Santa Barbara, California; and Wm. L. McDonald, in Clinton. In March, 1867, his wife died, and in 1868 he moved to Henry county, to the farm where he died. March 29th, 1870, he was married to Miss Mattie Kennedy, of Clinton. No children resulted from this marriage. He served in the Mexican war, and was a staunch Democrat all his life. Sunday, July 26th, after an illness of some fourteen weeks, from a complication of diseases, he was called from the troubles of this life, Monday at five p.m., the remains were laid to rest in the Brownington Cemetery.

McDONALD, Wilma Ruth ALBIN
1914-2003
Mullin Cemetery, White Oak Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 24 2003 - Wilma Ruth McDonald, 88, Springfield, formerly of Urich, died Sunday, April 20, 2003, at Mercy Villa Nursing Home, Springfield. Funeral services will be held Saturday, April 26, at the Consalus-Bradley Chapel, Urich, with burial in Mullin Cemetery. She was born June 6, 1914, at Norris, daughter of Lee Roy and Anna Belle Park Albin. She married W. L. "Pete" McDonald, in 1937. She was a graduate of Norris High School and a member of the Urich Presbyterian Church. Preceding her in death was her husband of 63 years and her parents. Survivors include two daughters, Linda Cantrell and husband James, R. J. Dalton, all of Springfield; three grandchildren, one great-grandchild, two sisters and many nieces and nephews.

McDOWELL, Robert Eugene
1917-2002
Englewood Cemetery (M), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Mar 19 2002 - Robert Eugene McDowell, 84, 411 East Franklin Street, Clinton, died Thursday, March 7, 2002, at Mariner Health of Belleair in Clearwater, Florida. Mr. McDowell was born Christmas Day 1917 in Bush City, Kansas, the son of Harry Calvin McDowell and Rhea Isabelle Johnson McDowell. He lived the greatest part of his life in Clinton, attending Washington School and graduating from Clinton High School in 1936. He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Robert Nelson and Janet Lea McDowell, Belleair Bluffs, Florida; a grandson, Lt. Christopher Robert McDowell (United States Navy) and wife, Tiffany, Great Mills, Maryland, and a granddaughter, Robyn Christine Squitier and her husband, Capt. Jason Michael Squiter (United States Army) of Atlanta, Georgia. Mr. McDowell is also survived by four great-grandchildren, Jordan Elizabeth and Parker Nelson McDowell and Jacob Michael and Jackson Michael Squitier. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Harry Charles and Edwin Nelson, and is survived by his sister, Rheabelle Johns of Clinton and sisters-in-law, Jane McDowell of Kansas City and Doris Kovach of Olathe, Kansas. His wife of 56 years, Kathryn Elizabeth (Jenkins) McDowell, preceded him in death on May 25, 1992. He founded, co-owned and operated McDowell & Johns Electric Company in Clinton for 35 years with his brother-in-law, partner and friend, Harold E. Johns. He was a longtime faithful member of the Clinton United Methodist Church, a member of Clinton Rotary and a 32nd Degree Mason. Following his retirement from business, Mr. McDowell was a "snowbird" for 21 years, traveling to Florida, visiting his son, daughter-in-law and grandchildren. Since all of his friends were back in Missouri, he derived special pleasure from checking the Weather Channel to see what sort of Missouri winters they endured while he was enjoying the warmth and sun of the Tampa Bay area. Mr. McDowell was an affable man of good humor, who enjoyed family and strong friendships. For many years, he was extremely active physically and especially fond of walking. In retirement, one of his "hobbies" was house painting for family and special friends. He participated in senior activities at the Benson Center on a frequent basis. Funeral services were held at Clinton United Methodist Church on Monday, March 11. Burial was in the Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

McDOWELL, Stephen E.
1926-2007
Mount Washington Cemetery, Independence, Jackson Co, MO
Stephen E. "Steve" McDowell, 81, passed away Tuesday, December 25, 2007 at his home in Independence. He was born June 24, 1926 in Deerfield, MO to Leo and Avis (Ruddell) McDowell, and was a graduate of Coal High School. He enjoyed gardening, fishing, playing golf, and watching sports, but most importantly, enjoyed helping people. He volunteered at the Fairmont Christian Church food pantry after his retirement from General Motors. Steve was a member and also an usher at Mt. Washington United Methodist Church for 50 years. Steve enjoyed his children. One of his favorite things to do was playing in the snow. He built igloos and enjoyed sledding on hills around the neighborhood, long into the night. Steve loved and enjoyed his family. Steve was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters: Virginia Fowler and Mary Rinehart, and leaves behind his wife of nearly 60 years, Elsie (Town) McDowell; three children: Bev Forlow, Steve McDowell and wife Mary Anne, and Gary McDowell and wife June; brother, Jack McDowell and wife Betty; seven grandchildren: Kenny Forlow and wife Susan, Michael Forlow and wife Mandi, Jenny Braden, Terry Pointer, Trevor McDowell, Madeline McDowell, and Kiloh McDowell; five great-grandchildren: Alex and Christian Delmar, Jacob and Kyle Forlow, and Hanah Forlow; and a host of extended family and many friends.

McDOWELL, William C.
abt 1840-1906
Clinton Missouri, Mar 24 1906 - W. C. McDowell, formerly of Montrose, died at his home in Nevada Friday night, March 16, 1906, aged about 65. He came to Montrose in 1880 and was married to Miss Phebe M. Austin about 1882. They had seven children, one dying in infancy. The others, five boys - Austin, James, Norman, John and Murray, and one girl, Ruth, are still living. The family moved to Nevada in 1889. We understand the Bright's disease was the cause of his death. Mr. McDowell was born in Ohio of Scotch parents who, becoming dissatisfied returned to their native home near Edinburgh. Young McDowell learned the trade of slate roofer. After his father's death, he returned to the land of his birth and made it his home while life lasted and was as true an American as ever lived. When the war of the rebellion broke out, he was working at his trade in or near New York City and enlisted in C. F., 150th Regt., N.Y. Inf. He was mustered out October 23, 1865. His regiment was part of the 19th A. C. and served with General Banks in the Red River campaign and returned to Virginia in time to take part in the operations which culminated in the battle of Cedar Creek, Va., October 1864, driving General Early's army out of the Shenandoah Valley. He later told of the fog and confusion and how General Sheridan came from Winchester and spoke words of cheer to the men, saying: "Boys, if I had been here this would not have happened; you who have coffee, get yourselves something to eat, for we are going right back and drive those fellows out." In less than an hour, they were on the move and history tells the result. After the close of the war, he came west and as there was little slate roofing to do, he took up house painting. He was one of the charter members of the Gen'l Fred Steele G.A.R. Post No. 235.

McELFISH, Catherine DOZIER
1911-2011
Clinton Daily Democrat, May 30 2001 - Catherine Dozier McElfish was born December 19, 1911, and died Sunday, May 27, 2001, at the home of her granddaughter in Pine Bluff, Arkansas. Her husband preceded her in death in 1991. she is survived by her daughter, Eldora Gene; two granddaughters, Amy and Allison, their families and several nieces and nephews. She taught school in several Clinton area schools, including Curtis and Brownington. Graveside services were Wednesday, May 30, with burial in the Dozier family lot in Monticello, Arkansas.

McELFISH, Thomas Nelson
1907-1991
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Thomas Nelson McElflsh 84, passed away at 9:20 p.m., Tuesday, August 27, 1991, at Skaggs Community Hospital in Branson. Tom was born April 9, 1907 in Webster County, Missouri, son of Charles W. and Minnie McElfish. He was a former resident of Clinton, where he and his wife ran the Elmwood Court Motel on Jefferson Street. He is survived by wife Cathrine, Branson; daughter Eldora Anders, Pharr, Texas; two granddaughters, Amy Anders, San Juan, Texas, and Allison Heinrich, Pine Bluff, Ark., and three great-grandchildren. Also surviving are a sister Eunice Wantland, Clinton, and a brother Charles McElfish, Ozark, plus numerous nieces and nephews. He was a retired electrical contractor. He was of the Protestant faith.

McELHANEY, James Benjamin
1853-1920
Maplewood & Brownington Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
The Clinton Eye, Clinton MO, Friday, Jul 9 1920 - Brother James B. McElhaney was born Jan. 31st, 1864, near Freeport, Stevenson county, Ill., and departed his life here at his home near Brownington, Mo., June 28th, 1920, aged 67 years, 4 months, and 27 days. He was married to Sarah E. F. Currier, March 5th, 1899. To this union were born a daughter and one son - Mrs. Anna Evans, and John O., whose with one grandchild, survive him. He is survived by one brother, W. A. McElhaney, of Appleton City, and two sisters, Mrs. Mary Connell, of Eldorado Springs, Mo., and Mrs. Alice Hall, of Elk City, Oklahoma. At the age of 45 years, he made a profession of religion and united with the Methodist church at Hudson, a little town near Appleton City, Mo. We can say he was a devoted husband, kind father and an esteemed neighbor and will be missed by all. His funeral was conducted Wednesday at Brownington Baptist church, after which he was buried in the Brownington cemetery.

McELROY, Glenn Melvin
1906-1995
St. Mary's Cemetery, Lamar Heights, Barton Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Glenn M. McElroy, 89, Lamar, died Saturday, November 25, 1995, at Barton County Memorial Hospital after a long illness. He was born October 21, 1906, in Sylvia, Kansas, the son of Melvin Glenn and Lydia Yust McElroy. He was a Barton County resident since 1966. He was a farmer and coal miner with P&M and Gulf Coal Co. of southeastern Kansas. He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church and the Mine Workers Union. He was married to Regina J. Peters March 26, 1934, in Independence. He is survived by his wife Regina Peters of the home; four sons, Melvin McElroy of Kansas City, Gerald McElroy of Grand Junction, Colo., Fred McElroy of Liberty and William McElroy of Jasper; three daughters, Benedean Peters of Independence, Barbara Ann Wirsig of Deepwater and Cathy Caruthers of Lamar; 32 grandchildren, 40 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one daughter, Glenda Munsterman in February 1995 and three grandchildren. Funeral services were Monday, November 27, at St. Mary's Catholic Church. Burial was in St. Mary's Cemetery.

McELWEE, Judson Rene Dr.
1921-2004
Kansas City Star, Kansas City MO, May 8 2004 - Judson R. McElwee, Ph.D., 83, Warrensburg, MO, passed away Thursday, May 6, 2004, at his home. He was born February 10, 1921, in Brownington, MO, the son of the late John R. McElwee and the late Helen W. Prosise McElwee. Dr. McElwee was a veteran of WWII, serving four years, 1941-1945, with the US Army. He was in North Africa, France, England, and Germany as a French interpreter with the Civil Affair Division of the Seventh Army. After the War, he returned to college, graduating from Rockhurst University, then studied at Middlebury College in Vermont, from which he received his Master's Degree. He then (under Middlebury auspices) studied at the University of Paris (La Sorbonne). He received his Ph.D. from the University of Kansas. Dr. McElwee taught French and Spanish (language and literature) at Rockhurst University and later at Central Missouri State University, from which school he retired in 1989 as Professor Emeritus. After retirement, he was active tutoring Asian students in English, as well as teaching English at UTCC in Bangkok, Thailand, for eight semesters. He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Warrensburg. Survivors include daughter Martha K. Morton and husband Dan, Gardner, KS; daughter Ann Marie Elwell and husband Dana, Nita, MO; son Tim McElwee and wife Janet, North Manchester, IN; daughter Susan Copeland and husband Mark, Denver, CO; eight grandchildren, Kristen Marsh, Mark Morton, Daniel Elwell, Tim Elwell, Benjamin McElwee, Kathryn McElwee, Andy Emery, and Matthew Sharpe; and two great-grandchildren, Jack Marsh and Meggie Marsh. Cremation is planned with Memorial Services Saturday, May 8, 2004, at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church.

McELWRATH, Narcissa "Nannie" WILEY
1859-1896
Drakes Chapel Cemetery, Deer Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Oct 31 1896 - It was on the night of October 20, 1896, shortly after midnight at the home of our friend A. McElwrath in Ladue that the death angel entered and claimed the spirit of Mrs. McElwrath. Mrs. Narcissa McElwrath nee Wiley, whose loss is now so deeply mourned, was born at the old homestead where her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Abraham Wiley, are now living east of Lewis Station on Sep. 13, 1859. She married Alonzo McElwrath on September 27, 1878. Five children blessed this union, three girls and two boys, one of the little boys preceding its mother to the better land several years ago. Mrs. McElwrath professed religion at Drake's Chapel in August 1876 and united with the M. E. South church. Altho she had been a sufferer with lung trouble for several months, she bore her affliction uncomplaingly. The day following her death her remains were followed to Drake's Chapel by one of the largest funeral processions that has wended its way on a mournful duty for some time. About two o'clock, the body was borne away to the Drake cemetery, where it was laid to rest and the new-made mound decorated with handsome floral offerings.

McELWRATH, Wiley
1856-1890
Hickory Grove Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Eye, Mar 15 1890 - Wiley McElwrath died at the home of his brother-in-law, John Wiley, last Sunday morning, March 23, 1890, about five o'clock. born May 22, 1856, in Benton County, near Warsaw, where he lived until he was about nine, then moved with his parents to Jackson County and made his home there until about four years ago when he went to the mountains and it was there he was taken with the grave disease which brought him down to his grave. He wrote his folks for money so he could come home to die. He arrived home about Dec. 22 and has been a weary, but an uncomplaining sufferer since with that hopeless and saddest of all diseases, consumption. He was an honorable and upright young man and was interred at Hickory Chapel. Leaves two sisters and one brother - Mrs. Dr. Head of Windsor; Mrs. John Wiley of Tebo and A. McElrath, of this place.

McEOWEN, Norma Colinette LYNG ANDERSON
1928-2014
Englewood Cemetery (M), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Norma C. McEowen, age 86 years, passed away Friday, October 24, 2014 at Clinton Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, Clinton, Missouri. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at the Vansant-Mills Chapel, Clinton, Missouri. Private graveside services will be held Thursday, October 30, 2014. Interment will be in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton, Missouri. Norma was born February 7, 1928 in Muskegon, Michigan the daughter of Norman and Io (Foote) Lyng. She was a homemaker. She was a long-time member of the Allen Street Baptist Church. Norma loved quilting, crocheting, fishing, gardening, and cooking. She always had cookies and ice cream for her grandkids. She was preceded in death by her parents, Norman Lyng and Io Lyng Hicks, step-father, Melvin Hicks, 2 sisters, Adara Guthrie and Isis Lynch, husbands, Jack Anderson and Robert McEowen, and grandchildren, Jack Ethan McIntyre and Jennifer Lynn Anderson. Survivors include her daughter, Norma Jean Burnett (Thomas) of Clinton, Missouri, and their children, Jorge, Philip, and Bobbie, her son, David Anderson of Clinton, Missouri and his son, Christopher Anderson (Pam) and their daughter, Catelyn of Humansville, Missouri, her daughter, Wanda McIntyre (Tom) of Warsaw, Missouri and their children, Thomas, Taylor, Tarah, and Travis, and Travis' son, Jack Andrew McIntyre, and her son, Daniel Anderson (Denise) and their daughters, Ellery and Jade, all of California. Also surviving is a brother, Norman Lyng (Christine) of Pearland, Texas, 4 nieces, 2 nephews, 15 great nieces and nephews, 19 great- great nieces and nephews, as well as many extended family and friends.

McEOWEN, Robert L.
1923-2002
Englewood Cemetery (M), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Daily Democrat, Apr 3 2002 - Robert McEowen, 73, Clinton, died Monday, April 1, 2002, at Clinton Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, Clinton. Funeral services will be Friday, April 5, at the Allen Street Baptist Church, Clinton, with burial in the Englewood Cemetery, Clinton. He was born in Peculiar. He was a farmer and worked for Clearfield-Schreiber Foods as a palletizer until he retired in 1987. He was a member of Allen Street Baptist Church and the American Legion, both in Clinton. He is survived by his wife Norma, of the home; two sons, Daniel Anderson and wife Denice, Lincoln, California, and David Anderson of Clinton; two daughters, Norma Jean Burnett and husband Tom, Clinton, and Wanda McIntyre and husband Tom, Harrisonville; one sister-in-law, Louise McEowen of Dallas, Texas, and 11 grandchildren.

McEVOY, Shanna Lynn TAYLOR
1961-2006
Appleton City Cemetery, Appleton City, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Nov 13 2006 - Shanna Lynn McEvoy, 45, daughter of Roy and Beverly (Pierce) Taylor, was born August 31, 1961, in Gardena, California, and died Saturday, November 11, 2006, at her home in Appleton City. She served four years in the United States Navy and she worked as an EMT at Ellett Memorial Hospital in Appleton City in the 1990s. She was also a full-time mother with five children to raise. Shanna and Gary McEvoy were married December 19, 1997, in Germantown. Preceding her in death were her parents. Survivors include her husband Gary McEvoy of the home; her five children: Courtney Snyder of Appleton City, Richard Snyder of Springfield, Andrew Snyder, Ryan Snyder and Will McEvoy all of Appleton City; two granddaughters, Kiley Johnson of Appleton City and Kaitlyn Snyder of Carthage, and one brother, James Jeffrey Taylor of Idaho. Funeral services will be Tuesday, November 14, at Hill & Son Funeral Home, Appleton City.

McFADDEN, James A.
1835-1904
Maplewood & Brownington Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Missouri, Sep 24 1904 - James A. McFadden died at his home near Deepwater Sept. 19, 1904. Another old soldier and settler has passed away. Born in Ohio in 1835 and received a liberal education. Enlisted in the 16th Rev. of the Ohio volunteer infantry and served in the war three years, discharged on account of disability. Married in Ohio, moved to Fairview township in 1870, 1 1/2 miles southeast of Deepwater and engaged in farming. A highly respected and useful citizen, he was an extensive reader and kept well abreast of all public affairs. Leaves a wife, three sons, three daughters. A member of the First Presbyterian church of Deepwater. Burial at beautiful Maplewood Cemetery in Brownington.

McFARLAND, Beulah KNOLES
1907-1991
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Beulah McFarland of Columbia, formerly of Clinton, died Sunday, Nov. 24, 1991 at University Hospital and Clinics after a brief illness. She was 84. Mrs. McFarland lived in Clinton and taught school here for 33 years. She retired and moved to Columbia in 1970 to live with her sister, Lois Knowles, an M. U. professor. She was active in school and community affairs and was a member of Delta Kappa Gamma and Pi Lambda Theta sororities. She was a member of Clinton Methodist Church and Calvary Episcopal Church in Columbia. Mrs. McFarland was born Oct. 12, 1907 to Clyde and Frances (Faye) Knoles. She received a bachelor's degree at Central Missouri State University. A memorial service was held Tuesday at Calvary Episcopal Church in Columbia. Mrs. McFarland's body was cremated. Survivors include two sons, Robert McFarland of Horseshoe Bay, Texas, and David McFarland of Colorado; one daughter, Diane Taylor of San Angelo, Texas; a sister-in-law, Dorothy Knoles, of Tulsa, Ok.; two nephews; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Mrs. McFarland's sister and a brother, Maurice Knoles, died earlier.

McFARLAND, Nell Frances MASSIE
1930-2000
Englewood Cemetery (M), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Daily Democrat, Sep 18 2000 - Nell Frances McFarland, 70, Clinton, died at her home, Friday, September 15, 2000. She was born August 10, 1930, in Neosho, daughter of John T. and Nellie K. Massie. She married Roy Junior McFarland at Clinton in 1951. He preceded her in death in 1992. - Clinton Daily Democrat, Oct 5 2000 - Nell F. McFarland of Clinton joined the angels in heaven on September 15, 200, from her home. Nell was the daughter of John and Nellie Massie, and the proud wife of prominent Clinton businessman Roy J. McFarland for 41 years. Roy McFarland died March 7, 1992. Nell McFarland supported her husband in the business they owned for over 30 years, McFarland's Sewing Center. As an owner of several properties on the Clinton Square, Nell had an interest in the success of the small business owners in Clinton. Nell will be greatly missed. She was a remarkable woman, full of love, generosity and the ability to handle adversity with perseverance and a positive attitude. She was an avid bridge card player, and active member of the First Baptist Church of Clinton and a member of the Clinton Seedling Garden Club, Bible study group and other community organizations. Nell's favorite things to do were to be with her daughter and enjoy life - dining, shopping and cruising around in the summertime in her convertible car. Not only was Nell a beautiful person on the outside, but a beautiful person on the inside as well. Nell is survived by her only daughter, Linda A. McFarland of Overland Park, Kansas. Funeral services were held September 19 at the Consalus Chapel, Clinton. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

McFARLAND, Robert West
1837-1910
Porterville Cemetery, Porterville, Tulare Co, CA
Porterville Recorder, Porterville, CA, Wednesday, July 27 1910 - Members of the McFarland family have received a letter from Missouri giving details of the recent death there of R. W. McFarland. Mrs. McFarland's brother, Albert Dunning, had planned a big dinner and fifty to one hundred friends and relatives had been invited to partake. A beef had been barbequed and the affair was to be very elaborate. When the guests were called to dinner, McFarland arose and fell over dead. It is presumed that apoplexy was the cause of death. Relatives here have had no recent news from the funeral party and it is not known when they will reach here. It will probably be tomorrow or Friday. - Porterville Recorder, CA, Friday, Jul 22 1910 - R.W. McFarland, several times supervisor from this district, and one of the best known citizens of the county, died very suddenly at Deepwater, Mo. last night. Two telegrams were sent to this city, one to Dr. J.L. Hardeman, a life long friend of the deceased, and the other to a son. Both were short and gave no particulars concerning the death. Dr. Hardeman, who has been the deceased's physician, is inclined to the belief that a stroke of apoplexy brought about the sudden demise. Mr. McFarland was seventy-three years of age. Three sons and a daughter, besides his wife, survive him. All live at or near this city. They are Chester, Arthur and Abner McFarland and Mrs. Otis Brough. He has several grandchildren. The body will be brought to this city for burial in the family plot at the Porterville Cemetery. One or two of the sons of the deceased will probably leave for the East to accompany Mrs. McFarland home, if necessary. The McFarlands left about the first of May, intending to visit many places before returning to this city in the fall. At Deepwater, Mo., they have been staying with relatives and friends for some time. Near by is the town of Brownington, where for several years before coming to this State, Mr. McFarland was in business. He died within three miles of his old home. Mr. and Mrs. McFarland came to Tulare County during the early days. Mr. McFarland first engaged in the dry goods business in this city and later located at the junction of Frasier and Tule River valleys at the place now known as McFarland's crossing. General farming engaged the attention of Mr. McFarland. In later years an orange orchard was set out and there are now over twenty acres of citrus fruit at the place. Mr. McFarland served several terms as supervisor from the First district, being succeeded at the last election by Robert Horbach. He was widely known and respected, his nickname of "Uncle Mac" showing in what esteem he was held by the people of the county. The news of his death was a great shock to the family, who had heard nothing of a serious illness. A letter a few days ago made no mention of sickness of either Mr. or Mrs. McFarland. The death is thought to have been very sudden and probably due to apoplexy. Mr. McFarland was a member of the Masonic Lodge. The lodge here wired the Worshipful Master of the lodge in Missouri to take charge of the body there and send it to Porterville, where it will be cared for by the local lodge. (Note: Robert and sister Margaret McFarland married sister and brother Sarah Elizabeth and John Henry Dunning. The two families relocated to Porterville, Tulare Co CA and the two couples and several children are buried in Porterville.) - Porterville Recorder, Porterville, CA, Friday evening July 29 1910 - R.W. McFarland will be buried tomorrow at ten o'clock, from the home of his son-in-law, Otis Brough. Interment will be in the Porterville Cemetery. The body of the deceased arrived this morning from Bakersfield, where it was taken in charge by J. C. McCabe, Members of the Masonic Lodge of this city, of which Mr. McFarland ws a member, met the casket at the train and removed it to the chapel at the McCabe Undertaking Parlors. Mrs. R. W. McFarland and her three sons, Abner, Chester and Arthur MacFarland, with Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Willis, came up from Bakersfield this morning, arriving at four o'clock. The party went down last night with J. C. McCabe to meet Mrs. McFarland and the body. Mrs. McFarland is bearing up well, though the terrible strain is having its effect upon her. - Porterville Recorder, Saturday, Jul 30 1910 - At the Porterville Cemetery this morning the remains of ex-supervisor McFarland were interred with all the rites of the Masonic order, to which he belonged. The hearse was followed to the cemetery by a long line of carriages carrying friends and relatives of the deceased. (Son of James & Sarah E. MAZE McFARLAND - m: Feb 25 1860, Henry Co, MO to Sarah Elizabeth DUNNING - ch: James A., Adah Bell, John Henry, Mary (infant), Martha, Chester A., Archie)

McFARLAND, Roy Junior
1929-1992
Englewood Cemetery (M), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Roy Junior McFarland, son of Oral Roy and Mabel Irene Pennington McFarland, was born in Wellington, Kansas, February 26, 1929. He died at Golden Valley Memorial Hospital in Clinton March 7, 1992, at the age of 63. Roy was married to Nell Frances Massie, March 2, 1951, in Clinton, and to this union a daughter was born. He was a veteran of Korean War serving his country in the United States Army. He lived most of his life in Clinton. Roy was a successful Clinton businessman for over 30 years. He operated the McFarland Sewing Center on the Clinton square. Roy was active in the community and took his civic duties seriously. He served as Municipal Judge for the City of Clinton. Roy was a member of the American Legion Post and a farmer member of the Optimist Club. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Clinton. Survivors include his wife, Nell, of the home, and one daughter, Linda McFarland of Overland Park, Ks. Also surviving is a half-brother, David McFarland of Tennessee; a half-sister, Betty Tompkins of Reynoldsburg, Ohio; one aunt, Helen Wombold of Waverly, Ohio; two nephews, Jackie Crooks of Blue Springs, and Mark Crooks of Overland Park, Ks. Roy was a wonderful husband and father and will be sadly missed by family and friends. Funeral services were held Tuesday, March 10, 1992 at Consalus Chapel. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery.

McFARLAND, Sarah Elizabeth DUNNING
1842-1935
Porterville Cemetery, Porterville, Tulare Co, CA
Porterville Recorder, Porterville CA, Friday, Jul 19 1935 - Mrs. Sarah Elizabeth McFarland, one of the oldest and most respected residents of the Porterville district, died Thursday at the home of her daughter Mrs. Otis Brough, eight miles east of Porterville, at the age of 93. Mrs. McFarland had been in poor health for several months. Funeral services will be held Saturday morning, at the Loyd-Freitzsche funeral parlors. Interment will be in the Porterville cemetery. Mrs. McFarland was a native of Missouri and had lived in the Porterville district for 46 years. She was the widow of the late Robert West McFarland, formerly supervisor from this district, and the man after whom the McFarland precinct, east of Porterville, was name. She is survived by four children: Mrs. Brough, J.A.S. McFarland, C.A. McFarland and A.R. McFarland, all well-known residents of this part of Tulare county; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. (Note: Dau of Shadrach & Adah MORRIS DUNNING. Sarah and her brother John Henry Dunning married brother and sister Robert West and Margaret Ann McFarland. The two families relocated to Porterville CA, and all four with several of their children are buried in Porterville.)

McFARLANE, Kenneth Elmo
1913-2006
Tarkio Home Cemetery, Tarkio, Atchison Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Aug 7 2006 - Kenneth Elmo McFarlane, son of William Henry and Ella Grace (O'Bannion) McFarlane, was born May 2, 1913, in Clay County, Iowa, and died at Westwood Nursing Center, Clinton, on July 13, 21006, at the age of 93 years. Kenneth was an electrician for Missouri Public Service in Clinton, before retiring in 1975. He moved near Buffalo, Missouri, after his retirement and returned to Clinton in 1999. He was preceded in death by his parents, William Henry and Ella Grace O'Bannon McFarlane; his wife Mae; his brother and sisters, Irma Hullett, Betty Williams, Paul McFarlane and Edna Smith. Kenneth is survived by two daughters, Rosalie Walden, Clinton, and Kay Pogue, Deepwater; one sister, Bernice Nordsieck of Lexington, as well as four grandchildren, Kelly Goodbrake, Debbie Cartee, Mike Pogue and Jimmy Pogue, and 13 great-grandchildren. Graveside services and interment was held at the Home Cemetery, Tarkio, on Monday, July 17.

McFARLIN, Charles Merritt
1923-2000
Winterset City Cemetery, Winterset, Madison Co, IA
Clinton Daily Democrat - Charles M. McFarlin, 76, Clinton, died Monday, June 5, 2000, at his home. - Clinton Daily Democrat, Jun 15 2000 - Charles Merritt McFarlin was born July 7, 1923, on a farm near Dexter, Iowa. He was the first of seven children born to Pearl and Lloyd McFarlin. He attended a country school through eighth grade and graduated from Dexter High School in 1938. It was there he was introduced to the saxophone and was lucky enough to study under one of the finest high school music teachers in the state - Mr. Riles. He played in dance bands until he joined the Navy in 1942. Chuck was very proud of his military service during World War II. He served on a LST in the South Pacific for 22 months. He was then assigned to another craft and was on his way through the Panama Canal to an unknown destination when the war ended and he was sent home. Upon his return, Church became an apprentice sheet metal worker and worked over 30 years at his craft. He became especially skilled with copper and brass, blessing family and friends with many beautiful handmade gifts. For many years, he taught fourth-year apprentice students at the Des Moines Technical School. Chuck was a 50-year member of Union Local 45 in Des Moines, Iowa. Chuck married Wilma Loschen September 30, 1944, at a Methodist church in Dexter, Iowa. They celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in 1994 by reaffirming their wedding vows in front of one of the famous covered bridges of Madison County, Iowa. At about this time, after living their entire lives in Iowa, Chuck and Wilma moved to Clinton to live near their son and his family. Church and Wilma had three children, Linda Hall of Manhattan, Kansas, Christy Brown of Des Moines, Iowa, and David McFarlin of Clinton. Chuck and Wilma also had seven grandchildren, Pam, Melissa, Angela, Steven, Sarah, Ben and Seth, and seven great-grandchildren. Taylor, Logan, Eric, Madelyn, Sammy, Grace and Katherin. Chuck and Wilma took great joy in their grandchildren and regularly attended many of their activities. Besides his wife and children, Chuck is survived by his mother, Pearl McFarlin, age 95, of Winterset, Iowa; three sisters, Roberta, Myrna and Marcia, and two brothers, Robert and Richard, and a host of very special nieces and nephews and cousins. He was especially close to his cousin, Mary Hunter of Colfax, Iowa. He was preceded in death by his father, Lloyd; sister, LaMarion, and granddaughter, Juel. Chuck was a member of the VFW Post 1894 in Clinton and he especially enjoyed helping with the early morning breakfasts. He was past chairman of the Senior Center Service Board and served many years as a member of the Golden Valley Hospital Auxiliary Board as magazine chairman - a position he took very seriously. He was a member of the Methodist Church and a choir member for over 30 years. He loved to fish, gather pecans and play cards with his friends. And recently he was introduced to the computer and email. Family and friends (and some strangers we suspect) looked forward to his daily messages. But most of all he loved sharing his music. He most recently performed in early April of this year at two church services. Chuck played in dance bands, senior citizen bands and community bands for most of his life, but his greatest pride was being witness to the miracles and joys his music gave to so many people. Playing one-on-one in hospitals and nursing homes. Chuck always said he could write a book about the experiences he had. Chuck provided music for many family celebrations, including his own 50th wedding anniversary. His musical ministry, teamed with Mary Johnson on the piano, could be heard somewhere in town almost every day of the week. Funeral services were held at the Vansant-Mills Chapel on Wednesday, June 7. Honorary pall bearers were grandchildren, Pam Reihs, Melissa Jackson, Angela Gutierrez, Steven Brown, Sarah Alleman, Ben McFarlin and Seth McFarlin. Burial was in the Winterset Cemetery, Winterset, Iowa.

McFERRIN, James Andrew John
1856-1935
Carpenter Cemetery, Chilhowee, Johnson Co, MO
Clinton MO - James Andrew John McFerrin was born January 23, 1856 in Cass County, near Butler, and died at his home near Blairstown, December 13, 1935. He was left an orphan at a very tender age. March 2, 1879, he was united in marriage to Miss Josie Satterwhite who is left to mourn her loss. To this union seven children were born, five of whom survive namely: Robert E, of Blairstown and James M. of Kansas City, Pearl Counts of Quick City, Hazel Bruce and Lillian Hodgins of Kansas City, also ten grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at the Presbyterian Church Sunday afternoon. Interment at Carpenter cemetery with Masonic Lodge in charge.

McFERRIN, Nancy Olivia WALL
1847-1915
(1915) Called Home - Mrs. Nancy Olivia McFerrin Died Friday Morning. - Mrs. Nancy Olivia McFerrin, aged 68 years, 10 months and 7 days, passed away at her home in this city Friday morning, December 24, about 10 o'clock, after an illness of several days. Deceased was born in Johnson County, Missouri, February 17, 1847, her maiden name being Miss Nancy Olivia Wall, daughter of Dr. R. Z. R. and Mary J. Wall, who were the parents of 13 children. She was married to Mr. B. L. McFerrin, in November 1866. To this union were born 11 children of whom 9 are living. Five daughters, Mrs. Cornelia A. Philpott of Blairstown; Mrs. Minnie M. Whitefield, of Montana; Mrs. Mary J. Dunn, of Chilhowee, Mo.; Mrs. Cora B. Connolly; of Kansas City; Mrs. Dora Lemon, Kansas City; and 4 sons, Leander McFerrin, Montana; Arthur D., at home; W. B., and Royston R.; of Montana. Edwin M. who died a few years ago. Besides the above named children she leaves the following sisters and brother to mourn their loss: Mrs. Mary E. Rush; Mrs. Francis Hughes; Mrs. Salina Simpson; Mrs. Cornelia Hubbard, Mrs. Dora A. Roberts, and Mr. R. W. R Wall. She also leaves a number of grandchildren and a host of friends, in fact all who knew her.

McGATHY, Kelly Ann BOYER
1973-2006
Laurel Oak Cemetery (M), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Kelly McGathy, 32, of Liberty, Mo., formerly of Windsor, Mo., died Sunday, June 11, 2006, at her residence in Liberty, Mo. She was born December 18, 1973, in Independence, Mo., the daughter of Oscar L. Boyer and Linda Jean (Sims) Boyer. On February 20, 2006, in Lee’s Summit, Mo., she married Michael James McGathy, who survives of the home. Kelly worked as a certified nursing assistant at St. Mary’s Manor, in Blue Springs, Mo. and several other hospitals and nursing homes in the Kansas City area. In addition to her husband, she is survived by her mother, Linda Boyer, Windsor, Mo.; 2 brothers, Spencer Boyer, Sedalia, Mo., Bill Boyer, Knob Noster, Mo.; a sister, Donna Hobb, Warrensburg, Mo.; 2 sons, Dillon Hunter and Casey Wyatt Lloyd of the home; a daughter, Brittany Nicole Russum, also of the home; numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her father, Oscar L. Boyer. The body has been cremated and a graveside committal service will be held at a later date.

McGEE, Joyce LaVon PARKS DePRIEST
1932-2001
Laurel Oak Cemetery (M), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Daily Democrat, Feb 1 2001 - Joyce LaVon Parks McGee, 68, Lincoln, died Sunday, January 28, 2001, at the home of her son in Denver Colorado. She was born July 23, 1932, the daughter of Orbia and Katie (Shockley) Parks. She attended elementary school in Lincoln and high school in Sedalia. She married Barry DePriest, who was later killed in a motorcycle accident. She later married Toledo McGee, Jr., who also preceded her in death. She was a member of the Lincoln Church of Christ. She is survived by her son, E. Tyrone Parks and his wife, Margo, Denver, Colorado; step-children, Gary A. McGee, Sr. and his wife, Debbie, Fortana, California, Teledo G. McGee of Vacaville, California and Ertren R. McGee, Bakersfield, California; five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren, and one sister, Gladys Wesley, Kansas City. Funeral services will be held Saturday at the Davis-Miller Funeral Home, Lincoln, with burial in Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

McGEE, Mary Jane
abt 1923-2003
Freeman-Holsapple Cemetery, Collins Twp, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Mar 11 2002 - Mary Jane McGee, 80, Osceola, a retired sheet metal worker, died Sunday, March 9, 2003, at her home. Funeral services will be Thursday, March 13, at Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel, Osceola. Burial will be in Freeman-Holsapple Cemetery, Collins.

McGINNESS, Adonijah Watson
1857-1928
Good Hope Cemetery, Bethlehem Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Adonijah Watson McGinness was born in Ritchie county, West Virginia, June 24, 1857; departed from this life February 16, 1928, age 71 years, 8 months and 22 days. He was the son of John and Mary Ann Woods McGinness. He came to Missouri with his parents in April, 1874, settling one mile north of Coal. When 22 years of age, he purchased the farm on which he resided until the time of his death. The greatest pleasures of his life were spent in his home with his family and friends. On March 29, 1891, he was married to Laura Alice Puckett. To this union were born six children - Bennie, dying in infancy; Woodson, of Clinton; Guy Eaton, Colo.; Christie and Johnny, of Kansas City, and Harold, of Coal. Besides his wife and children, he leaves to mourn his absence three grandchildren and two brothers - J. L. and J. M. McGinness, both of Coal. All the children except Guy,k who was unable to remain, were at his bedside when the end came. He was converted and baptized under the ministry of Bro. Victor. He united with Good Hope Baptist Church, of which he was a faithful member. The funeral services were February 18, at Good Hope church. His body was laid to rest in Good Hope cemetery to await the resurrection mourn.

McGINNESS, Alva Lloyd
1920-2004
Englewood Cemetery (M), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, May 26 2004 - Alva Lloyd McGinness was born September 9, 1920, at Coal, son of Clarence and Mary Smith McGinness. He died May 7, 2004, at the Branson Meadows Assisted Living Center in Branson. He was a carpenter with Carter Waters in Kansas City. He married the former violet Mary Drake. She preceded him in death on December 22, 2002. His parents, one son, Larry McGinness, and one daughter, Barbara Herrin, also preceded him. Survivors include two daughters, Shirley Williams and husband, Jerry, Kirbyville, and Patricia Lindsey and husband, Gary, Kansas City; 13 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held May 11 at the Consalus-Bradley chapel. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery.

McGINNESS, Eva Frances PIGG LUTZ
1892-1991
Englewood Cemetery (M), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Mrs. Eva (Pigg) McGinness, 89, Clinton, died Wednesday, September 4, 1991, at Sycamore View Nursing Home. She was the widow of the late Ernest McGinness and previously had been married to Roy Lutz, who also preceded her in death. Survivors include two nephews, Tracy DeLozier of Clinton and Dale DeLozier of Warrensburg; a niece, Barbara Angle of Clinton. Funeral services will be Friday at the graveside at Englewood. Consalus Funeral Home in charge. She was a member of the Clinton Christian Church.

McGINNESS, Fanny Leona SPENCER
1895-1997
Englewood Cemetery (M), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Fanny L. McGinness died Saturday, June 21, 1997, at the Westwood Nursing Center, Clinton, at the age of 101 years, nine months and eight days. She was born September 13, 1895, in Lewis Station, the last of the six children of Ovid Allen and Anna Shepard Spencer. She was a lifelong resident of the Clinton area. She graduated from Windsor High School in 1915 and was a graduate of Warrensburg Teachers College. On December 31, 1917, she was united in marriage to William Harold McGinness. They were married by rev. Lindsay at his home in Clinton. Mr. McGinness preceded her in death March 21, 1983. Well-known for her many years of being a school teacher in this area, she also was principal at Shawnee Mound, then taught 8th grade science in Adrian and retired in 1964. She was a member of Missouri Retired Teachers Association. American Legion Auxiliary Unit 14 and was of the Methodist faith. She is survived by three nephews, Robert House of Virginia, James S. Gordon, M.D. of Sedalia, and Richard Spencer of Chicago, Illinois; two nieces, Anna Lou Corley of Florida and Anna Mae Clark, Raytown; 13 great-nieces and nephews; seven great-great-nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Tuesday, June 24, at Consalus Chapel. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery.

McGINNESS, John
1827-1922
Good Hope Cemetery, Bethlehem Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - John McGinness passed from earthly life in Clinton, Mo., Monday morning, May 22, 1922, being 95 years, 3 months and 21 days of age. He had been rather feeble and almost blind for several years, but had not been entirely bedfast until the last day or so of his life. Uncle Johnny, was he was called by many, was born in Greene county, Penn., Jan. 31, 1827. Here he grew to manhood. When he was of school age there were no free schools, but short subscription schools in a log house. Benches were made of logs split in two and laid on pegs driven in the wall. The teacher set the copies and made goose quill pens for them. In 1848 he moved on horseback to near Harrisville, Virginia, and began to farm there with one horse and a single shovel plow. They planted corn by hand and cut the grain with a sickle, and threshed it with a flail. Only a few home made tools were to be had there at that time. October 18, 1849, he married Mary A. Woods, daughter of Rev. James Woods, who was a Baptist missionary. Eight children were born to them, all of whom grew to manhood and womanhood and were married, but four of them have died since. The living are A. W., J. L. and J. M. McGinness, of near Coal, and Eliza Mock of Sedalia. The deceased children are: James McGinness, Mary Black, Lydia Pitcher and Eunice Rosenbaugh. He has 25 grandchildren living and eight dead and about 60 great-grandchildren. In 1862 he enlisted in the union army and was a sergeant in Co. K. 3rd West Virginia Infantry. In the second battle of Bull Run he was wounded and received an honorable discharge. In 1874 he and his family moved to Missouri and traded his farm in Virginia for a farm 1 mile northeast of Coal, where he lived about 35 years. He then moved to Coal and lived there until February 1920, when he moved to Clinton, where he died. December 22, 1888, his wife died and in 1893 he was again married to Mrs. Rebecca Dotts, of Waynesburg, Pa., who survives him. Deceased was a good citizen and was always interested in the things that tended toward the upbuilding of the community. Several years ago, he made a profession of faith in his Savior and lately had often said that he was ready and willing to die anytime. Short services were conducted at his late home, by Brother Risk, pastor of the Clinton Baptist church, and the body was brought to Good Hope where Brother Billie Briggs preached the funeral sermon, after which the body was laid to rest in the Good Hope cemetery.

McGINNESS, John Lincoln "Link"
1864-1930
Englewood Cemetery (M), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - John Lincoln McGinness, of Coal, died at the Humansville hospital Sunday morning, June the 8th, 1930, after several weeks of suffering. Everything possible was done to aid his condition but failed. He was taken to a Springfield hospital and later to Humansville, but was beyond aid of human skill. If Mr. McGinness had lived until September 29th, he would have been 66 years of age. He was born in Ritchie county, West Virginia, September 29, 1864. He came to Missouri with his parents in the year of 1874 and had lived in this neighborhood since a boy. Mr. McGinness married Mrs. Nannie McGinness, March 16, 1887 and had lived in our community ever since. He was a fine law abiding citizen. He leaves a dear companion, one brother, Joe McGinness, of Coal, and 4 children and 14 grandchildren, to mourn their loss. The children are: Mrs. Gary Allis, Mrs. Leonard Fowler and Ernest McGinness of Coal, and Roy McGinness of Deepwater. His funeral was at Good Hope church, June the 10, and the body was taken to Englewood cemetery followed by a large crowd of sorrowing relatives and friends. Father, mother, four sisters and a brother preceded Mr. McGinness in death and welcomed him Home, where there is no parting. "Link" as he was lovingly called, was a good farmer, excellent stockman and to his family, whom he adored, his fineness and true worth will ever be the most cherished heritage.

McGINNESS, Larry Neal
1941-1992
Good Hope Cemetery, Bethlehem Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Larry Neal McGinness, 51, Clinton, formerly of the Kansas City area, died September 26, 1992, at the home. Graveside services will be Tuesday at the Good Hope Cemetery, Clinton. Mr. McGinness was born in Osceola and lived in Kansas City before moving to Clinton in 1959. He was an automotive body worker in Coal. Survivors include a son, Alva Neal McGinness of the home; three daughters, Lori Dressler, Windsor, Lisa Reed, Hamburg, Iowa, and Tracy Welch, Hampton, Iowa; his parents, Alva and Violet McGinness of Clinton; three sisters, Barbara Herrin, Tucson, Ariz., Shirley Williams, Urbana, and Patricia Lindsey, Kansas City, and seven grandchildren.

McGINNESS, Laura Etta JONES
1869-1936
Englewood Cemetery (M), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - The sweet and gentle spirit of Mrs. Josiah McGinness has taken its heavenly flight. Miss Laura Etta Jones, daughter of John and Mary Ann Garrett Jones was born February 11, 1869, south of Leesville, and passed beyond earthly assistance, October 20, 1936, at her home near Coal. When she was a small black, curly headed girl she moved to the place Ernest McGinness now owns southeast of Coal. In a short time she with her parents moved to the State of California, where her mother died when she was five years old. After the death of her mother they returned to Missouri, where they made their home until her father died when she was 18 years old. She united with the good Hope Baptist church at the age of 18 and was baptized by Bro. Willie Wier. All she could do in any way for the good and upbuilding of the community and church was her greatest pleasure. She was a faithful church worker until her health failed about four years ago. Her idea of Christianity was lived every day and the sweet patient example she set before those around her will ever be fresh in their memory. She was united in marriage with Josiah McGinness February 21, 1889, at the age of 20. To this union four children were given, two girls dying in infancy, Abbie, six weeks and Opal 14 months. Those who survived her are her devoted husband and two children: Mrs. J. A. Eberting and Clarence McGinness, both living near the home; six grandchildren, Coy Eberting of Escalon, Cal.; Veda and Neva Eberting; Glee, Alva and Ora Lee McGinness; one brother, two half-brothers and one sister: John Jones, Anderson, Mo.; Charley and Jim Jones, and Mrs. Mary Carver, all of Kansas City, Mo. Those who have preceded her in death are three brothers and one sister: one brother, Arthur Jones, passing away one month ago. Mrs. McGinness had been in failing health for several years. She had been bedfast for eight months. Her pain and suffering were great but she was ever patient and always appreciated every attention and kindness. She was always interested in those around her not thinking of her own troubles. She was tenderly cared for through her long suffering by her devoted husband and children. In her last seven months' illness she was cared for by her loving and sweet granddaughter, Veda, giving her every thought and care possible. She was like a bright ray of sunshine when she came in the room, staying with her constantly. Rev. Dale Hufft of Sleeper, Mo., and Rev. Ralph Zumwalt of Liberty, Mo., conducted the funeral service at Good Hope Baptist church Wednesday, October 21. The church was too small to contain the sorrowing friends and relatives. The flowers were rare and beautiful and expressed the feelings of her friends and dear ones. Her life was reviewed and compared to the twenty-third Psalm. It was touching, quiet, and comforting.

McGINNESS, Nannie E. SIMMONS
1859-1933
Englewood Cemetery (M), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Mrs. Nannie E. McGinness died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Leonard Fowler, near Coal, Thursday, March 23rd, after a five month's illness, death resulting from dropsy. Nannie E. Simmons was born in Moniteau county, May 22, 1859. Her parents were staunch pioneers, with rugged honesty and a strict adherence to their church life. When Nannie was but a little girl, she moved to Henry county, when they settled in the Good Hope neighborhood. January 30, 1877, she was united in marriage to James W. McGinness, who departed this life September 30, 1878. To this union, one son, John William, was born, who died October 18, 1918. John L. McGinness and the deceased were united in marriage March 16, 1887. To them 4 children were given who survive: Mrs. Gary Allis, Roy, Ernest and Mrs. Leonard Fowler, all of whom live in the Coal vicinity. Mr. McGinness died June 8, 1930. Following the teachings of her parents, she had early joined the Good Hope church, and had been a faithful attendant there; she clung to the hopes and commandments of the Master, and her life was molded in the pattern of a good woman, one who "Looketh well to the ways of her household". Hers was a light not hidden beneath a bushel, but shining and bright, and a gleam that one would do well to follow. Mrs. McGinness' life was spent in doing for others especially in the care of her family. Her last thoughts were for the comforts of her children and grandchildren. Beside the children, the deceased leaves fifteen grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Grant Woods of Polsin, Mont. and Mrs. Charles Hereford, of Kiowa, Okla. Funeral services were conducted at the Good Hope church, Saturday afternoon. The flower girls were granddaughters of Mrs. McGinness: Misses Mildred Bradley, Nada Frances McGinness and Elnora and Eunice Allis. Interment was in Englewood cemetery.

McGINNESS, Opal Gertrude
1903-1905
Good Hope Cemetery, Bethlehem Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Missouri, Feb 4 1905 - Opal Gertrude, daughter of Josiah M. and Laura E. McGinnis. Little Opal was born November 9, 1903 and died January 25, 1905 of whooping cough and pneumonia. She was only spared a short time to gladden the home.

McGINNESS, Violet M.
1921-2002
Englewood Cemetery (M), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Daily Democrat, Dec 26 2002 - Violet M. McGinness, 81, Harlingen, Texas, died Sunday, December 22, 2002, at a hospital there. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, December 28, at the Consalus-Bradley Chapel, Clinton, with burial in Englewood Cemetery. Preceding her in death were her parents; one daughter, Barbara Herrin and one son, Larry McGinness. Survivors include her husband, Alva, of the home; two daughters, Shirley Williams and husband Jerry, Branson, and Patricia Lindsey and husband Gary, Kansas City; 13 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

McGINNESS, Wilbur Leo
1924-1994
Deepwater Cemetery, Fairview Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Daily Democrat - Wilbur Leo McGinness was born March 1, 1924, in Coal, the son of Roy and Alva Leta (Evans) McGinness. He passed away September 16, 1994, at his home in Clinton at the age of seventy. As a child, Leo made a profession of faith in the Lord Jesus Christ and became a member of the First Baptist Church of Deepwater. He graduated from Deepwater High school in 1942 and lived in or near Deepwater all of his life. As a young man, Leo worked on his father's farm and also as a mechanic for Bichsel's Hiway Garage at Deepwater. The majority of his adult life was spent in the rock mining industry - first with Davis Rock Company of Brownington and then twenty-seven years at Williams Rock Mining Company of Clinton. Leo was loved and respected by a wealth of friends, neighbors and family. He is survived by his wife, Ina McGinness, of the home; three daughters, Joyce A. Neasham and husband Ralph of Buckner, Jackie S. Hoard and husband Don of Leavsy and Janice K. Flint and husband Larry of Harwood; one sister, Evelyn Bramell and husband Ernest of Clinton; nine grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; two nieces and five nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister, Nada Frances Merriman, and a nephew. Services were on Sunday, September 18, 1994, at Consalus Chapel in Clinton. Burial was in the Deepwater Cemetery.

McGINNESS, William Harold
1895-1983
Englewood Cemetery (M), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
W. Harold McGinness, 88, died Monday, March 21, 1983, at Golden Valley Hospital. William Harold McGinness, son of Adonijah and Laura Puckett, was born February 27, 1895. He was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers, Woodson, Guy, and John. He was reared in the Coal community on the family farm that has been in the McGinness name for over a century. Much of his life was spent in farming. On February 27, 1924, he was married to Fanny L. Spencer, who has taught in the Clinton vicinity for forty-seven years. He was a World War I veteran, a member of Good Hope Baptist Church, and a member of the Missouri Historical Society. He was instrumental in the organization for the continual upkeep of Good Hope Cemetery to which he gave many hours as long as his health permitted. In 1960, he did the research and wrote the book The History of Good Hope Baptist Church for its Centennial Celebration. He loved the out-doors and enjoyed hunting and fishing. He is survived by his wife, Fanny, of the home; one sister, Christie Wilson of Los Angeles, CA; two sister-in-laws of Clinton and several nieces and nephews. Services were held at one p.m. Thursday, March 24, 1983, at the Consalus Funeral Home with burial in Englewood Cemetery.

McGINNESS, Zola Glee
1913-1936
Good Hope Cemetery, Bethlehem Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Zola Glee McGinness was born July 12, 1913, near Coal. At the age of six months, she and her parents moved to Omaha, Nebr. where they lived two years. They then moved near Coal, where her parents now reside. She went through the eighth grade at Hortense, then two years to the school at Coal and finished in Clinton in 1933, where she was a member of the Emerson literary society and took the commercial course. She was pleasant and agreeable and had been in Clinton much of the time for two years. She had given kindly care to the Davenport children. She was an intelligent young girl with a sweet disposition which won her many friends. She was converted and joined Tebo Baptist church at about the age of 13 years and was baptized by Rev. Wyncoop. Those left to mourn her death are her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence McGinness, and two brothers, Alva Loyd and Ora Lee of the home, also a grandfather, Joe McGinness, near Coal. Funeral services were held Saturday at Good Hope. Burial was at Good Hope. Those from a distance at the fuenral were Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Carver, Her uncle and aunt; Mrs. Chas. Jones, an aunt, and Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Carver, cousins, all of Kansas City.

McGINNIS, Frances Abigail GROFF
1844-1900
Bethlehem Cemetery, Bethlehem Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, May 1900 - Died at Deepwater, of the measles, May 4, 1900, Mrs. Abigail McGinnis. The subject of this sketch was born in Gasconade county, Mo. April 23, 1844 and was in the 57th year of her age. She came to Henry county some 50 years ago and was known as one of the pioneer ladies of the county. Her maiden name was Groff, she being a daughter of Judge F. M. Groff of Clinton. She was a relative of Rev. A. P. Williams, one of the most noted Baptist ministers that ever figured in the religious affairs of this State and who died in Howard county some 20 years since. She was an earnest, indefatigable member of Bethlehem Baptist Church for over 40 years, having united with the church at 16 years. She was married to John H. McGinnis January 3, 1864. She leaves a family of seven children, all grown save one and all being at her bedside and ever ready to minister to her wants during her last illness. She was buried in Bethlehem cemetery, to which place she had followed numerous friends who had preceded her across the mystic river.

McGINNIS, Jerry
n/a-1993
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Jerry McGinnis, Raytown, died Thursday, January 28. Among local survivors are sisters Marjorie Humphries of Clinton and Mary McKinzie of Chilhowee. Funeral services will be Saturday at Park Lawn Chapel, Kansas City.

McGINNIS, Jordan Peter
1859-1936
Englewood Cemetery (M), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
J. P. McGinnis died after a month's illness at his home on South Main street Thursday at 4:20 p.m. He had not been well since a fall on the ice February 14, which was later judged to have been caused by a slight stroke. He worked a week after, then was confined to his bed from which he never rose. Last Saturday he suffered a second stroke and since Tuesday when he talked to his son, Jesse, he never regained consciousness, and the end came easily with his immediate family, who had given him such devoted care, close by his bedside. Jordan Peter McGinnis was born at Harrodsburg, Ky., February 14, 1859. There he grew to manhood and October 10, 1879, was married to Miss Mary Ellen Bonta, at Rose Hill, Ky., a few miles out of Harrodsburg. They made their home on a farm in this community and there the first children were born, Willie Ambrose, Elbert Clarkson, Adella Dale, all dying in early childhood, and Elnora, now Mrs. Harry Baldock, of Clinton. In 1893 he brought his family to Missouri where the younger children were born, Pearl, Mrs. Dan Hurlburt, deceased nine years ago, and John Jesse of the home. For a year they lived on a farm near Quarles, then came to Clinton, living on South Water street. In 1905 they moved to 911 South Main street which had since been their residence. As a young man and woman he and his wife who preceded him in death five years, were converted in the Christian faith. For many years he was an active Woodman. He was an energetic, vigorous man who had enjoyed good health practically all his life. After an operation 29 years ago he was given just eight years to live, but his strength returned and he continued his usual active occupations. He will be remembered as the dependable Wells Fargo Express drayman for years and a loyal Democrat to whom all party affairs were of paramount importance. With the same honesty and directness that characterizes all his dealings, he served his party. He acted as street commissioner, city marshal two terms, councilman from the third ward, special police and night watchman. He will also be remembered as the Katy watchman at the Ohio street crossing and later at the Franklin street crossing for he was a man on whom they could depend and was ever on the job. He was very devoted to his family and mourning his passing are his fond daughter, Mrs. Harry Baldock of South Water street one son, John Jesse, who with his wife and daughter made their home with his father; three, grandchildren, Misses Mary Virginia McGinnis, Mildred Ellen and Daniel Arthur Hurlburt; one sister, Mrs. Carey Lee Rainey and a brother, Ambrose, of Springfield, Ky., whom he had not seen since a visit to his old home following his wife's death. The funeral services were Saturday at the Christian church, and the body was taken to its final sleep in Englewood.

McGRATH, Dan
1925-2000
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Daily Democrat, Apr 4 2000 - Dan McGrath, son of Daniel and Mary Elizabeth Rolland McGrath, was born January 3, 1927, in Kansas City and died Wednesday, March 15, 2000, at Golden Valley Hospital, Clinton. Dan was a Navy veteran of World War II. He worked as a mechanic for Kansas City Power & Light, Montrose Plant, for 35 years, retiring in 1987. He was a member of the American Legion and the Eagles, both in Clinton. He is survived by his wife, Mary of the home; one son, John L. McGrath of Puyallup, Washington; one daughter, Donna Conley of Shawnee, Kansas, as well as two granddaughters, Debora Cole and Jennifer McGrath. Funeral services were held at the Vansant-Mills Chapel on Saturday, March 18. Burial was in the Clinton Memory Gardens Cemetery, Clinton.

McGRATH, Mary Marcella ABER
1927-2011
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 12 2012 - Mary Marcella McGrath, daughter of Arthur Fred and Fern Elizabeth (Martin) Aber, was born March 17, 1927, in Springfield, Illinois. She died December 23, 2011, at Kansas City Hospice House, Kansas City, at the age of 84 years. Mary was a housewife. She was a member of the United Methodist Church, Clinton. She was preceded in death by her parents, Arthur and Fern Aber; her husband Dan, and one brother Albert Richard Aber. Mary is survived by her daughter, Mary McGrath of the home, and one son, John L. McGrath and wife Judy, Puyallop, Washington; five grandchildren, Jennifer, Deborah, Brenda, Tonda and Russell, and one great-granddaughter, Diana. Funeral services were held Wednesday, December 28. Interment was in Clinton Memory Gardens Cemetery, Clinton.

McGRAW, Lafayette McMullen
1855-1936
Laurel Oak Cemetery (M), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Warrensburg Star-Journal, Oct 20 1936 - Lafayette McMullen McGraw, well known resident of Leeton, died at his home Saturday night after an illness of three days. The funeral was held Monday morning at the Baptist church in Leeton. Burial was in the cemetery at Windsor and the pall bearers were five grandsons, Ray, Hugh, Leonard, Charlie and Forrest McGraw, and Clyde DesCombes. Mr. McGraw was born in Virginia Sept. 2, 1855 and was a son of John Beverly and Nancy Jane Vincil McGraw. He came to Johnson county with his parents when a small child. Leeton and vicinity being his home the remainder of his life. He was engaged in farming until recent years. He married Sallie E. Perry, March 10, 1878 and they were the parents of four sons -W. B. McGraw of Kansas City; R. E. McGraw of Aberdeen, Wash., and L.V. and L. L. McGraw of Warrensburg. Besides the sons and his wife, he leaves twelve grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, a step sister, Mrs. Mollie Fristoe of near Windsor; two half brothers, Floyd McGraw of Knob Noster and Louis of Harrisonville. Mrs. Nannie Herndon of Warrensburg is one of five half-sisters living. Mr. McGraw united with the Baptist church when twenty-one years old, and was a loyal member throughout his life.

McGRAW, Robert Lee
1931-2007
Dayton Cemetery, Dayton, Cass Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Mar 9 2007 - Robert Lee McGraw, 76, Butler, was born February 20, 1931, in Garden City, the son of Harry Elvin and Alice Irene (Matter) McGraw, and died Wednesday, March 7, 2007, at Willow Lane Nursing Center, Butler. He was employed as a migrant worker. He worked in the orchards in the summer and cut wood in the winter. He had lived in Garden City and Austin before moving to Butler. He was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by a brother, Donald E. McGraw, and a sister, Lois Jean Kothe, both of Denver, Colorado; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends. Graveside services were Friday, March 9, at the Dayton Cemetery, near Garden City.

McGUIRE, Edna Lucille FOLSOM
1904-2006
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Aug 29 2006 - Edna McGuire, 87, of Savoy, Illinois, formerly of Windsor, Missouri, died Wednesday, August 23, 2006, at Fern’s Care Center in Windsor, Mo. She was born November 20, 1918, in Purvis, Missouri, the daughter of William Allen Folsom and Nancy Emma (Duffer) Folsom. On June 24, 1940, in Warsaw, Mo., she married Vernie Paul McGuire, who preceded her in death on May 1, 1995. Mrs. McGuire was a homemaker and had also worked at the former Windsor International Shoe Factory in Windsor for over 15 years before her retirement. She was a member of the Church of Christ faith. Survivors include a son, Larry Paul McGuire and his wife, Donna, Champaign, Illinois; 3 grandchildren, Tony, Amanda and LaCrissa; 4 great-grandchildren, Shaun, Candance, Aidan and Connor; a sister, Katie Roark, Kansas City, Mo.; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by 2 infant sons; 3 brothers, Bill, Thomas, and Edwin Folsom; 4 sisters, Emma Josephine, Louetta, Ellen and Lena. Cremation. No formal services scheduled.

McGUIRE, William J.
1923-1991
Peace Valley Cemetery, Anderson, McDonald Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - William J. McGuire, 68, died August 18, 1991 at Ellett Memorial Hospital in Appleton City, Mo. He was born April 9, 1923 at Anderson, Mo., the son of William James McGuire and Rhoda Orrick McGuire. Mr. McGuire was a 1941 graduate of Anderson High School. He worked at an aircraft plant in Kansas City, Kansas, until he entered the Army Air Corps in February 1943, where he served until being discharged in 1945. He spent 19 months overseas, serving in a mobile unit ground crew locating and repairing downed planes to be flown back to base. He was in the Normandy, Rhineland and Central Europe campaigns. On August 8, 1945, he was married at Bentonville, Ark., to Laurel E. Jones. In 1949, he received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Education from Southwest Missouri State University, Springfield, and his Master's Degree in Education in 1952 from Pittsburg State University, Pittsburg, KS. He received his Specialist's Degree in Education from Central Missouri State University, Warrensburg, in 1970. He coached and taught at Ash Grove, Tunas and Burlington Junction. He served as superintendent of schools at Breckenridge for six years and at Cass-Midway R-1 for 13 years, and at Appleton City for seven years before he retired in 1970. He later worked for the West Central Missouri Rehabilitation Development Corporation developing jobs for young people and most recently he had been a security sergeant for the Kansas City Power and Light Company at Montrose. He was a member of the State Teachers Association and the Missouri Association of School Administrators. He was a member of the Freeman Presbyterian Church. Mr. McGuire entered the Masonry in 1952 in Burlington Junction and later went into the Royal Arch Masons. He was a 38-year member of the Order of the Eastern Star and was a Past Master of Appleton City Lodge 412, AF&AM and Past Patron of Olive Branch Chapter 157 OES. He had been president of the Freeman Lions Club, and a member of VFW Post 8820 in Montrose. Survivors include his wife, Laurel McGuire, of the home; two daughters, Sherry Shaw, Long Lane, Mo., and Jeanne Page, Springfield; three brothers, Robert C. McGuire, New Paltz, N.Y., Joe C. McGuire, Conklin, N.Y., and Dan McGuire, Conifer, Co.; a sister, Margie Harman, Kansas City, and two grandsons. Funeral services were August 21 at the Eckhoff-Hill Chapel, Appleton City, Burial was at Peace Valley Cemetery, Anderson.

McHENRY, Fay Ellen
1894-1895
Deer Creek Cemetery, Deer Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
The Clinton Eye, Clinton MO, Saturday, Apr 6 1895 - Fay Ellen, the infant daughter of S. B. McHenry and wife, died Monday, April 1st, at 7 a.m. A seven weeks siege of measles and pneumonia had left the little body weak, and when inflammation of the stomach attacked it, death followed. She was seven months and one week old, and was so unusually bright and pretty that she won all hearts. Funeral at the residence on North Third street, Tuesday. The pupils from Rooms 9 and 5, of Franklin school, contributed a beautiful horseshoe and bouquet of flowers that had been arranged by Mrs. Barnhart, and Mrs. H. P. Faris lined the little coffin with exquisite flowers until it was a fitting resting-place for the tiny form whose spirit had flown to bloom in a brighter world. Interment took place at Deer creek cemetery.

McHENRY, Nancy Jane MILLER
1822-1896
Deer Creek Cemetery, Deer Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
The Clinton Eye, Clinton MO, Saturday, Jun 13 1896 - Died, at the residence of her son W. E. McHenry, 6 miles northeast of Clinton, June 7th, 1896, Mrs. Nancy Jane McHenry. She was born in Rockbridge county, Va., Dec. 5th, 1822; was 73 years, 6 months and 2 days old; united with the United Presbyterian church at Broad creek, Rockbridge county, Va., Sept. 6th, 1849; was married to James McHenry, March 25th, 1852. They moved to Xenia, O., where they resided for 17 years, and in 1869 to Clinton, Mo.; later to the farm north of town, where they resided until Sept. 6, 1882, when the husband was called to that better world. Since that time she has lived with her children, three of whom survive her, and were all present at the time of her death. Her illness was about 4 years duration, but with patience she bore her trials, waiting for the change to come, when all will see eye to eye and know as they are known. The expression of those who knew her was "Goodby, grandma, until we meet again."

McHENRY, Russell Eugene "Gene"
1928-2002
Appleton City Cemetery, Appleton City, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Nov 6 2002 - Russell Eugene McHenry, son of Russell E. and Ruth E. (Lam) McHenry, was born May 10, 1928, in Iola, Kansas. He died November 2, 2002, in Bella Vista, Arkansas, at 74 years of age. Gene was a Merchant Marine, later joining the U.S. Navy, retiring after 23 years of service as Chief Machinist Mate. Following his retirement from the Navy, he was employed by San Diego Gas and Power co. Gene and Setsuko Ito were united in marriage in Japan in 1967. The McHenry family moved to Clinton where Gene worked for Kansas City Power & Light Co. at the Montrose Station. They later moved to Appleton City. Gene started the fifth and sixth grade little league football program sponsored by the AC optimist Club in 1978, coaching until 1997. He also was active in the Optimists baseball and softball program. He also coached and traveled with his son, Terry, to motocross races. Mr. McHenry was a member of the Appleton City City Council from 1994 through 1996, serving as Mayor ProTem for part of his term. During his term he was active in working to have the streets repaved instead of just being patched. He also worked on the Community Development Block Grant to upgrade the sewer system. Gene was a member of the Appleton City VFW Post #11242 and the Masonic Lodge #412 AF&AM, York and Scottish Rite. He became a member of the Ararat Shrine in 1988, belonging to the following units of Shrine: Legion of Honor, the Color Guard and Drill Team, Ararat Shrine Provost, Golden Valley Shrine Club, Shrine Club Ambassador District VI, and the Transportation Shrine Club. Gene spent many hours traveling, collecting donations for the circus and performing in parades for the Shrine. He earned more than 20 Crown Jewels through his service. In April 2002 Gene was presented with a citation of honor for distinguished service to the Shriners. Gene always strived to make the world a better place in which to live. Gene was preceded in death by his parents; his wife and one son, Terrence Eugene. Survivors include one son, Daniel Eugene McHenry of Chula Vista, California; two sisters, Janice and husband, Paul Smith of Bella, Vista, Arkansas, and donna and husband, Art Conway of Amarillo, Texas; two grandchildren, Sierra and Daniel McHenry of Chula Vista, California, and four nephews and three nieces. Funeral services were Tuesday, November 5, at Hill & Son Funeral Home, Appleton City. Burial was in Appleton City Cemetery.

McINTIRE, America M. ROSS
1864-1909
Carrsville Cemetery, Big Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Blairstown, Henry Co, MO, February 16 - A blaze of excitement has swept the community of Maurine since last Sunday evening when Mrs. Joe McIntire, who lived with her husband near that place, left her home mysteriously while her husband was doing his evening work about the farm. It seems as though Mrs. McIntire had been dissatisifed with the general condition of things of late but she had never acted any way but sane until Sunday, when she refused to talk unless closely questioned and almost bored. Her husband noticed the evident spell of melancholy, but upon endeavoring to learn the reason for her peculiar dilemma found his efforts to be in vain. About 5 o'clock Sunday evening Mr. McIntire went to the barn to perform his chores and upon his return found that his wife had suddenly disappeared. Searching parties were formed the day following and Big Creek was seined in an effort to find the missing woman. It was generally conceded that she had drowned herself in the creek, because of tracks made in the snow leading from the house in the direction of the stream not far away. The body was found lodged against a drift in the creek today by parties employed in the search that had lasted since yesterday morning. No coroner's inquest has been held as yet but it is thought here that the verdict will show that the death came by suicide or drowning. Mrs. McIntire was formerly Miss Meek Ross and at one time she resided in Clinton. She was between forty and forty-five years of age, and had only been married a few years.

McINTIRE, Anna Pauline DODD
1917-2007
Appleton City Cemetery, Appleton City, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Nov 26 2007 - Anna Pauline McIntire, daughter of James Calhoun and Ruth Vivian (Ramsey) Dodd, was born November 8, 1917 in Sedalia, Missouri. She passed away at Research Medical Center November 23, 2007 at 90 years of age. Ann grew up in Clinton, Missouri. She and William Eugene McIntire were united in marriage January 10, 1942 at the Methodist Church in Clinton, Missouri. Ann and Gene moved to Independence, Missouri for a short time and then she lived in San Diego, California and later in McAllen, Texas while Gene was in the U.S. Navy. In 1945, following Gene’s time in the service, they moved to a farm near Appleton City, Missouri, and then in 1954 they moved to town where they remained throughout their lifetime. Mrs. McIntire received her Masters in Education at Central Missouri State College, teaching school for 30 years with 15 of those years as counselor. Ann was a faithful member of Trinity United Methodist Church where she had served in many capacities through the years and had been a member of the United Methodist Women’s group. She was also a member of the Order of the Eastern Star. Ann enjoyed her family and had enjoyed watching her children and grandchildren grow up. Preceding Ann in death were her parents, her husband, a brother Raymond Dodd and a sister Marjorie Dodd. Survivors include her son William E. "Bill" McIntire, Jr. of Appleton City, and her daughter Susan McIntire-Davis of Belton, Missouri; four grandchildren: Nicole Piepmeier, Stacey Jennings, Matt McIntire and Kate Davis; and five great-grandchildren: Tyler Piepmeier, Cole Piepmeier, Regan Jennings, Emma McIntire and Briar McIntire. Funeral services were at Hill & Son Funeral Home in Appleton City on Sunday, November 25. Burial was in Appleton City Cemetery.

McINTIRE, Archie Paul
1902-1993
Carrsville Cemetery, Big Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Archie Paul McIntire was born November 9, 1902, in Norris, the son of Daniel M. and Ida Belle (Ross) McIntire. He passed away October 5, 1993, in Windsor, at the age of 90. Mr. McIntire lived for many years in Blairstown. He was a farmer and well-known in the community. He is survived by nieces, Ruth Smith, Warrensburg, and Jean Wallace, Windsor, and a nephew, Jack Swigert, Windsor. Funeral services were Thursday, October 7, 1993 at Consalus Chapel, Chilhowee. Burial was in Carrsville Cemetery, Henry County.

McINTIRE, Elva Ruth WARD
1908-2003
Carpenter Cemetery, Chilhowee, Johnson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, May 29 2003 - Elva Ruth McIntire, 94, Blairstown, died Tuesday, May 27, 2003, at Westwood Nursing Center. Funeral services will be held Saturday, May 31, at the Norris United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Carpenter Cemetery. She was born September 28, 1908, at Blairstown, daughter of Oscar T. and Alice May Albin Ward. She married Robert Daniel McIntire on February 17, 1938, at Urich. She was a homemaker and a member of the Norris United Methodist Church. Preceding her in death were her husband Robert, June 29, 2000, and an infant son, Robert McIntire. Survivors include two daughters, Joan Hartman, Denver, Colorado, Janice Burger and husband Joe, Centralia; three grandsons, Ward Polzin and wife Karen, Denver, Colorado, Brad Polzin, Loveland, Colorado, Matt Burger, Centralia; three great-granddaughters, Savannah and Samantha Polzin and Camden Jane Polzin; on sister, Betty Beaty, Chilhowee.

McINTIRE, Hazel Elizabeth ROSS
1895-1962
Carpenter Cemetery, Chilhowee, Johnson Co, MO
Last rites for Mrs. Seldon McIntire, 66, Blairstown, who died April 7 1962 at Wetzel Hospital in Clinton, were conducted Monday, April 9 at the Blairstown Presbyterian Church. Interment was in Carpenter Cemetery. Hazel E. Ross, daughter of James L. and Nora Hampton Ross, was born Dec. 25, 1895, on a farm south of Chilhowee where she grew to womanhood. She attended the Waddell School of Music in Warrensburg and for several years before her marriage taught music. On Oct. 28, 1916, she married Seldon D. McIntire. To this union were born three daughters; Virginia, now Mrs. Earle Brazie, Kansas City, Mo., Imogene, Mrs. Charles Spencer, Atlanta, Ga. and Kinky, Mrs. Junior Marksberry, who lives near the parents home. Mrs. McIntire was a member of the Blairstown Presbyterian Church. Besides her husband and daughters she leaves two grandchildren, Sandra Kay, Mrs. Johnnie Engel and Sharon Raye Marksberry; a brother Hampton Ross; a sister, Mrs. John Wall; the latter all of Blairstown. She was proceeded in death by her parents and a sister.

McINTIRE, Mary "Mollie" EMBREE
n/a-1904
Clinton Missouri - From Mrs. O. F. Embree we learn the following about her stepdaughter's death: Deceased, Mrs. W. S. McIntire of near Warrensburg, was the eldest daughter of P. P. Embree. She attended her father's funeral ... March 22 with that dread disease. She was raised in Henry County near Norris and her maiden name was Mollie Embree. Her brother, William, from Hillsboro, Texas, was with her during her last illness. She leaves her husband W. S. McIntire, son of Uncle Dan McIntire near Maurine, three children and three grandchildren. The eldest daughter is Mrs. Green, wife of a C. P. minister in the north part of the state and the eldest son is a rural route carrier near Harrisonville. The youngest daughter is at home. Remains were laid to rest near Knob Noster, beside her father.

McINTIRE, Omer Huston
1856-1936
Carrsville Cemetery, Big Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Omer McIntire, well-known Henry County farmer, died at his home, southwest of Norris, Thursday, October 8, with pneumonia. He had been ill nine days. Omer Huston McIntire, a twin son of Daniel C. and Agnes Huston McIntire, was born in Adair County, Mo., April 8, 1856. His parents were among the earliest settlers around Huntingdale, as they came to the community just north of Huntingdale when Omer was only two. They lived there until after the Civil War. When he was ten, the family moved to the McIntire home place, near Norris, where the remainder of Mr. McIntires's life, 70 years, was spent in the same place. Ida Garrison and Mr. McIntire were united in marriage December 24, 1901. They enjoyed a happy companionship, terminated with his death. Left to comfort her are their two children, Mrs. Jas. Hargrave, near the home, and Robert David, of the home. Four grandchildren survive, also two sisters, Mrs. Webster Gray, California; Mrs. A. L. Houston, Texas; a brother, Dan, near the home. A life longer than most are permitted to live was Mr. McIntire's lot. He often remarked he was surely living on someone else's time. Age, however, never dimmed his zest for living. He received great enjoyment from the radio after his eyesight began to fail, for his last days he had to read with a magnifying glass. He kept abreast of news of the day through the radio and with constant reading, always ready to discuss current topics, in which he was well-versed. By nature, he was quiet and unassuming, but firm in his convictions. Kindly and gently with family and friends, wholly sympathetic with those in need, he was beloved by all who knew him, and blessed by the many with whom he had shared his worldly goods. When he was 40, Mr. McIntire was converted and united with the Norris Methodist church, thereafter living a truly humble, conscientious life. His life was such that is strengthened his friends' believe in things not of this world, and proved that Jesus can do in the heart of men when He is allowed to have his way. For 30 years Mr. McIntire belonged to the Order of Free Masons and lived up to the obligations of this organization. Funeral services were conducted at the Methodist church at Norris Saturday at 1:30 p.m. by the pastor, Rev. Blaine, Chilhowee. Burial was at Carrsville. The Masons had the services under their auspices.

McINTIRE, Robert Daniel
1906-2000
Carpenter Cemetery, Chilhowee, Johnson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Robert Daniel McIntire, 93, Norris, died quietly at his home near Norris on June 29, 2000. Bob was born July 18, 1906, at Norris, the son of Omer H. and Ida Garrison McIntire. Their parents were among the earliest settlers around Huntingdale, as they came to the community just north of Huntingdale when Omer was only two. They lived there until after the Civil War. When Omer was 10, the family moved to the home place just south of Norris. Bob graduated from the Norris High School and after the death of his father in 1936, he stayed on the 120-acre farm, which he loved dearly. Bob was united in marriage with Elva Ruth Ward on February 17, 1938, at the parsonage of the Urich Presbyterian Church, witnessed by her parents, Oscar and Alice Ward, and his mother, Ida McIntire. Following their wedding they returned to the farm where they spent the remainder of their 62 years of marriage together. Bob was an active member of the Norris United Methodist Church where he served in various offices, never refusing to do anything which he was called upon. This church was an important part of his life as it was the lives of his parents before him. They were both buried from this same sanctuary. Bob served in various capacities in the Norris community and the school in Norris, again never failing to do what was asked of him. Bob saw many changes through the years, from horse-pulled plows to the modern equipment. He saw his home nearly burn down if not for the love and concern of neighbors. But through all this, he maintained his strength and character, never faltering and never failing to be a good neighbor in return. Bob is survived by his loving and devoted wife, Elva Ruth of the home; his daughters, Margaret Joan Hartman, Brighton, Colorado, and Janice Gail Burger, Columbia; three grandsons, Ward and Brad Polzin and Matthew Burger; three great-granddaughters, Samantha and Savannah Polzin and Camden Polzin, and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends who knew and loved him dearly. Bob was preceded in death by Janice's twin brother, Roger Ward McIntire in 1952. Funeral services were held Monday, July 3, at the Norris United Methodist Church. Burial was in the Carpenter Cemetery near Chilhowee.

McINTYRE, Alan Carl
1921-2007
Englewood Cemetery (M), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jul 12 2007 - Alan C. McIntyre, 86, Clinton, died June 26, 2007, at his home. Alan was born in Hiawatha, Kansas, the son of Emmett and Irene White McIntyre. He was the owner of Furniture City in Clinton before selling it to his son Jerry, and his grandson Shawn. He was a veteran of the Army Air Corps and was later a pilot in the United States Navy. He was a member of the Hickman Mills Community Christian Church. He was preceded in death by his wife Tommy Jean McIntyre on July 29, 1998. He is survived by two sons, Jerry McIntyre of Clinton and Tom McIntyre and wife Wanda, Harrisonville; one sister-in-law, Margaret McIntyre of Lawrence, Kansas; seven grandchildren, Shawn McIntyre and wife Marla, Kristin Hays and husband Brandon, Erin McIntyre, Thomas McIntyre, Travis McIntyre, Tarah McIntyre and Taylor McIntyre, and one great-granddaughter Riley Hays. Funeral services were held Friday, June 29, at Vansant-Mills Chapel with burial in Englewood Cemetery.

McINTYRE, Travis A.
1991-2016
Englewood Cemetery (M), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Oct 31 2016 - Travis A. McIntyre, 25, Warsaw, died Friday, September 30, 2016, at Golden Valley Memorial Hospital, Clinton. Travis Andrew McIntyre was born May 23, 1991, in Kansas City, the son of Tommy Lee McIntyre and Wanda Mae (Anderson) McIntyre. He enjoyed spending time outdoors, swimming and boating, music and baseball. He loved the Lord, his family and especially his son, Jack. Travis was preceded in death by his grandparents, Al and Tommy Jean McIntyre, Jack Anderson and Norma and Bob McEowen, and one brother, Jack McIntyre. Survivors include his son, Jack Andrew McIntyre of Lee's Summit; his parents, Tom and Wanda McIntyre of the home; three siblings, Thomas Jack McIntyre, Tarah McIntyre and Taylor McIntyre, all of the home, as well as numerous cousins, aunts and uncles. Funeral services were held Saturday, October 8, at Vansant-Mills Funeral Home, Clinton. Interment was in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

McKEAIGG, Charles Lee
1889-1904
Deer Creek Cemetery, Deer Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Missouri, Aug 27 1904 - Charles Lee, son of W. H. McKeaigg, died at his home, 918 South Main, Tuesday, after 11 days' illness with typhoid fever. Had he lived until today, he would have been 15. Funeral at the home and burial in Deer Creek Cemetery.

McKEAIGG, Donald Dale
1930-1943
Montrose Cemetery, Montrose, Deepwater Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Don McKeaigg Drowns in Pond near home - Donald McKeaigg, 12 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. McKeaigg, south of the Clinton city limits, drowned about 2:00 P.M. Sunday afternoon in a pond less than a quarter of a mile from his home, where he and Hershel Hay, his neighbor had gone for a swim. The pond had been formed by damming up the cut-off along the old K.C.C.&S. right of way to hold stock water, and part of it is between 15 and 17 feet deep. Neither of the boys could swim and Mr. McKeaigg had warned his son about going in the pond, but with the daring spirit of youth, Donald felt he could make it across. He had gotten about half way across, when Hershel saw him go down and, unable to rescue his young friend, he ran to get help at the McKeaigg home, where the family was napping after Sunday dinner. Mr. McKeaigg, realizing the danger, ran to the pond and dived in to get his son, but though a good swimmer himself, he was unable to locate the body. In the meantime Mrs. McKeaigg had rushed to the Wastell service station, where she had called the fire department to help them and Dr. G. S. Walker, who was on the scene of the tragedy before she got back. Among the crowd that rapidly gathered was Forest Dark of Deepwater who offered to help in the rescue and, in his second attempt, located the body and brought it to the bank. Artificial respiration was applied for some time but all efforts were of no avail in restoring his breathing. Donald Dale McKeaigg was born September 18, 1930 in Kansas City, Kansas, the only son of Robert L. and Julia Dunlap McKeaigg. When he was six months old, his parents returned to Henry County, the mother having been reared there near Montrose and the father near LaDue. They had lived near Clinton since. Donald was a fine specimen of American boyhood, sturdy and strong. He attended rural schools until this year, when he entered the seventh grade at Washington school, where he was liked by the children and teachers, being a cooperative lad, willing to carry his part. Surviving are the deeply bereaved parents and the only sister, five year old Joan, who was stricken as a baby with infantile paralysis; the maternal grandmother, Mrs. Cora Dunlap, near Montrose, and paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. L. McKeaigg of LaDue. Funeral services were conducted at the Vansant Funeral Home Tuesday afternoon. The body was laid to rest at Montrose.

McKEAIGG, James Louis "Lou" Sr.
1875-1957
Bear Creek Cemetery, Bear Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
The Clinton Eye, Clinton MO, Tuesday, Apr 23 1957 - Funeral rights for J. L. ("Lou") McKeaigg, LaDue, who died Apr. 18, were conducted Apr. 21, 1957, at the Vansant Funeral Home. Burial was in Bear Creek Cemetery. James Louis McKeaigg, son of Robert and Alferna McKeaigg, was born Sept. 25, 1875, in Indiana. He later moved with his parents to Oklahoma where he spent his boyhood, and when a young man came with them to Missouri. He married Mary Elizabeth Fellhauer on Sept. 19, 1897, and they made their home in LaDue. This has remained their residence during more than 59 years of wedded life. Five children blessed this union, one of whom a daughter, preceded him in death. A devoted and loving husband and father, Mr. McKeaigg was also a good Christian friend, one ever ready to assist, kindly and thoughtful. He is survived by his wife of the home; two daughters, Mrs. Harry Wackerman and Mrs. Ivan Norris, Enid, Okla.; two sons, Robert L. and James L. Jr., LaDue; nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; a number of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

McKEAIGG, James Louis Jr.
1920-2005
Englewood Cemetery (M), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Feb 9 2005 - James L. McKeaigg Jr., youngest child of James L. and Mary Fellhauer McKeaigg, was born November 16, 1920 in LaDue. He served his country in the United States Navy during World War II. He attended LaDue Christian Church where he was a lifelong member serving as an elder and Sunday School teacher. He was employed by LaDue Grain and Supply Company for 32 years. He later worked for Gold Foundry, retiring in 1986. He enjoyed gardening, sports and spending time with his family. He was preceded in death by his parents, three sisters and one brother. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Wilma, of the home; one son Larry and wife Pris McKeaigg, Independence; two daughters, Carolyn and husband Robert Garrett, Clinton, and Sue and husband Andy Collins, Independence; two grandchildren, Matt and wife Lisa Collins and Deanna and husband Eric Allison, all of Blue Springs, and two great-grandchildren, Kaitlin Allison and Lauren Collins, and a host of friends. Funeral services were held at Vansant-Mills Chapel Tuesday, January 25. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

McKEAIGG, Mary Elizabeth FELLHAUER
1877-1959
Bear Creek Cemetery, Bear Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
The Clinton Eye, Clinton MO, Thursday, Aug 20 1959 - Last rites for Mrs. Mary E. McKeaigg, 82, who died Aug. 15 at the home of her son, J. L., Jr., LaDue, were conducted Aug. 17, at Vansant Funeral Home. Burial was in Bear Creek Cemetery. Mary Elizabeth Fellhauer, the daughter of John and Lena Fellhauer, was born in the Mt. Carmel neighborhood on July 18, 1877. In early life she professed her faith in Christ and united with the Mt. Carmel Cumberland Presbyterian Church of which she remained a member. She grew to womanhood in the community and on Sept. 19, 1897, she married James L. McKeaigg. This union was blessed with five children, one of whom, Beulah, preceded her in death at the age of 18. Her husband died in April of 1957. Her married life was spent in LaDue. After the death of her husband she divided her time between her children here and in Oklahoma. She leaves two sons, James L. and Robert L. of LaDue; two daughters, Mrs. Harry (Fern) Wackerman and Mrs. Ivan (Irma) Norris, Enid, Okla.; nine grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; two sisters, Miss Emma Fellhauer, Blairstown, and Mrs. Will (Jessie) Renfro, El Dorado Springs; a brother, Will Fellhauer, Clinton; many other relatives and friends.

McKEE, James T.
1845-1909
Englewood Cemetery (M), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Mar 20 1909 - It is with deepest regret we have to chronicle the death of J. T. McKee, a pure, upright business man whose presence was a beacon for the best to center in our community. Mr. McKee's married son Ralph, who is professor of chemistry in Lake Forest College, Illinois, has a nine month old daughter, named Margaret, and Mr. McKee longed in his heart to see her and on the 16th of February left for that point but on the 20th, met with a serious accident from falling down a stairway and it resulted in his death on March 12. His daughter, Miss Inez, left for her father's bedside and remained until the end, returning with the corpse to their home on North Washington. He was born April 1, 1845, in Unionville, Ohio and was raised near Gettysburg, Ohio. He came to Missouri in 1867 in a covered wagon over the old National road through Indiana and Illinois, stopping for a time in Sedalia, then coming to Clinton and teaching the Union school, northwest of town. He then clerked a year in a general store run by John Fike, who also had the post office, and in 1870 Mr. McKee was deputy postmaster. In 1871, he paid $150 for Charles Pearson's news stand, which he ran in a room of the old St. Stephens hotel, which then stood where the Center block, his present location, is now - always keeping the same stand, making continuous business record of 38 years, the longest of any man in Clinton. He married Miss Mary Francis Ricketts in Finley, Ohio April 19, 1873; three children, Ralph, Miss Inez, who has always been her father's confidential helper and companion, especially since the death of Mrs. McKee in 1895, and the youngest son Romney, located at Chicago Heights, Illinois with Kennicott Water Softener Company.

McKEE, Walter Madison
1917-2007
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Dec 24 2007 - Walter Madison McKee, 90, Jefferson City, died Friday, December 21, 2007. He was born October 28, 1917, in Deepwater, the son of Louis Brewer and Lillie Belle Hodges McKee. He graduated from Deepwater High School, where he excelled in track and from business college in Sedalia as an accountant. From 1940-45, he served in the United States Army Air Corps in the Aleutian Islands and the Pacific. In 1937, he began a 46-year career working in oil and coal fields for Gulf Oil Corporation and was transferred to over 20 different locations in Kansas, Illinois, Oklahoma, Missouri, Colorado, Canada, England and the West African countries of Angola and Zaire. While working in Pincher Creek, Alberta, Canada, he met the love of his life, Ileane Joan Taylor, who survives. They were married on September 7, 1949, and moved to Centralia, Illinois. They then moved to Oklahoma in 1950. In 1965, he and his family moved to Luanda, Angola, where he fulfilled his lifelong dream of seeing African animals in their native habitat. For the last several years of his career, he commuted from Overland Park, Kansas, to his Job in Cabinda, Angola, where he worked for 28 days then had 28 days off. After his retirement in 1984, he divided his time between his Kansas home and his farm in Hickory County. In 2005, he and his wife moved to Jefferson City to be near their daughter. Other survivors include his daughter Joan McKee of Jefferson City; his two nieces, Carolyn Marsh of Stilwell, Kansas, and Mary Lou Vandergriff of Deepwater and their children and grandchildren; one nephew Jim Denney and his wife Desty, Deepwater. He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister Nadine Denney, and one brother William McKee.

McKINLEY, Cleo B.
1906-2002
Appleton City Cemetery, Appleton City, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Feb 25 2002 - Cleo B. McKinley, 95, Appleton City, died Friday, February 22, 2002, at Appleton City Manor Nursing Home, Appleton City. Survivors are one son, Jimmie McKinley, Clinton; two daughters, Lois Van Kesteren, Rocklin, California, and Sharon Fowler, Clinton; two sisters, DeAnn McKinley, Nevada, and Masa Wix, Appleton City; eight grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be Tuesday, February 26, at Hill & Son Funeral Home, Appleton City, with burial in Appleton City Cemetery.

McKINLEY, Josephine FLYNN HICKS
1915-1991
Laurel Oak Cemetery (M), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Josephine (Josie) Hicks McKinley, 76, died Thursday morning, October 10, at the Westwood Nursing Home in Clinton. She was born May 19, 1915 in Kiowa, Oklahoma, daughter of Early and Lena Wheat Flynn. She was a homemaker and a long time resident of Henry County, spending most of her time living in Calhoun. She was a member of the High Point Baptist Church, north of Sutherland. Later, she attended the Calhoun Baptist Church and the First Assembly of God Church in Clinton. She is survived by Cecil McKinley; a son, Donnie Hicks of Smithton; two daughters, Carol Price of Calhoun, and Linda Davis of Clinton; two granddaughters, Carrie Lasswell of Calhoun and Anjanette Davis of Clinton; four grandsons, Bryan Price of Hume, Kendall Price of Spearman, Tx., Chad Price of Calhoun and Randy Hicks of Versailles; two step-grandchildren, Alan Hicks of Lawrence, KS., and Tami Hicks of Warrensburg; four great-grandchildren; two sisters, Opal Wafer and Ruby Branch; and a brother Clarence Flynn of Saline, Louisiana. Mrs. Hicks was preceded in death by her first husband, Y.E. (Earl) Hicks and a son Earl Eugene Hicks. Funeral services were held at Calhoun Baptist Church on Sunday, October 13.

McKINNEY, C. F. Mrs.
n/a-1886
Clinton MO, Feb 1886 - Mrs. C. F. McKennie of Hartwell died Tuesday, February 23, 1886.

McKINNEY, Lenora Caroline WOLF
abt 1909-2001
Clinton Daily Democrat, Dec 18 2001 - Lenora Caroline (Wolf) McKinney, 92, Northeast Kansas City, died Saturday, December 15, 2001, at Glennon Place. Funeral services will be Wednesday, December 19, at Sheil-Blackman Funeral Home. Burial will be in Floral Hills Cemetery. An only child, she was raised in the Clinton area. She worked as a secretary for an attorney in Clinton before moving to Kansas City. She worked at Montgomery Wards in Northeast Kansas City. She married Bernard (R. B. or Mack) McKinney, who died October 10, 1984. She continued to live in their home until moving to Glennon Place in February of 2001. She attended and supported area churches, including Independence Boulevard Christian Church, White Avenue Methodist, Independence Avenue Methodist and Budd Park Christian Church. She was a supporter of the Youth For Christ Movement and attended their monthly dinner meetings.

McKINNEY, Myrtle Belle PAUL
1914-1993
Holden Cemetery, Holden, Johnson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Myrtle Belle McKinney, 79, Lee's Summit, passed away Wednesday, March 24, 1993, at John Knox Village Care Center in Lee's Summit. She was born February 2, 1914, in Kingsville, the daughter of Earl F. and Rosa Mabel (Hurr) Paul. She lived in Kingsville and Holden most of her life and in Lee's Summit since 1991. On March 30, 1957, she married Robert Scrutchfield in Warrensburg. He preceded her in death April 30, 1966. She married Grover McKinney January 18, 1969, in Harrisonville. He died July 2, 1979. She was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church in Holden. She leaves two sisters, Alma Ryan, Independence, and Ethel Kaderly, Lamar. Funeral services were held Friday, March 26, at Ben Cast & Son-Wood Funeral Home, Holden. Burial was in the Holden Cemetery, Holden.

McKINNEY, William
1834-1890
Englewood Cemetery (M), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton, MO - Wm. McKinney departed this life Sunday, Oct. 5, 1890 at his home just south of town, after an illness of four weeks, which was pronounced blood poison by physicians. Born near Newark, Ohio July 17, 1834, where his mother and brothers still reside. Here he also lived until December of 1863 when he accompanied his brother to California by way of New York, where they remained and mined two years. Married Elizabeth Rhine at Loganport, Ind. Sep. 9, 1866; then came to Missouri and located on their present farm. A successful stockman and kind neighbor. Three daughters and a son were born and are fast approaching the age where they may depend on themselves. They may always feel proud of a father who stood high in the esteem of his fellow men.

McKINZIE, Mary Geneva McGINNIS
1912-2001
Pisgah Cemetery, Chilhowee, Johnson Co, MO
Clinton Daily Democrat, Apr 24 2001 - Mary Geneva McKinzie was born August 22, 1912, in Richmond, daughter of George Robert and Nellie Mae Sprinkle McGinnis. She died April 11, 2001, at Country Club Care Center in Warrensburg. She married John Clarence McKinzie, Sr. on November 7, 1930, at Warrensburg. She was a homemaker and a member of the Chilhowee Baptist Church, Warrensburg Order of Eastern Star, WMU of the church and the Chilhowee Senior Center. She was preceded in death by her husband, parents; one son, Bobby Dean McKinzie, March 4, 1943; one grandson, Jordan Cox, December 1997; three brothers, Robert, Ralph and Jerry McGinnis, and two sisters, Ruth Breckenridge and Mildred Vassmer. Survivors include five sons, Billy E. McKinzie, Dale K. McKinzie, both of Gladstone, Donald W. McKinzie, Kansas City, Frank L. McKinzie, Aurora, Illinois, John C. McKinzie, Jr., Warrensburg; three daughters, Joyce A. McKinzie, Independence, Kathy S. Cox, Blue Springs, and Martha J. Ford, St. James; seven sisters, Patricia Evans, Laurie, Marjorie Humphries, Clinton, Helen Daugherty, Topeka, Kansas, Eva Deardorff, Salinas, California, Josephine Berne and Beverly Berkshire, both of Bakersfield, California, Lois Beach, Medford, Oregon; 13 grandchildren, one step-grandchild, 14 great-grandchildren, two step-great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held April 14 at the Chilhowee Baptist Church. Burial was in Pisgah Cemetery, under the direction of Consalus Funeral Home.

McKNIGHT, Florence Ethel HAMOR
1926-2005
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Oct 25 2005 - Florence Ethel McKnight, daughter of John W. Hamor and Florence Taylor Hamor, was born in San Antonio, Texas, July 3, 1926, and departed this earth October 6, 2005. Florence met Sergeant Russell McKnight while he was stationed at San Antonio's Lackland Air Force Base. They were married in Kansas City June 1, 1946. Russell and Florence were blessed with 58 happy dedicated years together as husband and wife. They made their home four miles south of Calhoun on the family farm. She was employed by Allen Hatchery at Windsor until retirement. She loved her flowers, which she cared for until she was homebound. Her friends saw she had beautiful flowers on the patio and she enjoyed her "little flower garden" from her chair. She also loved to watch the hummingbirds and birds at the bird feeders. Florence was an avid baseball fan. Her favorite team was the Chicago Cubs. She was always anxious for baseball season to begin and was always watching a baseball game. She was very knowledgeable about any one of the players, knew the teams they had previously played on, when they were traded and their record. Her parents and husband preceded her in death. Survivors include a cousin and many loved ones. Funeral services were held October 12 at Consalus Funeral Home. Burial was in Calhoun Cemetery.

McKNIGHT, James David
1852-1930
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Calhoun MO - J. D. McKnight Dead - Another of Calhoun's highly respected citizens has passed to his Eternal Reward, being that of J. D. McKnight, who passed away at his home in the west part of town Sunday afternoon. James D. McKnight was born in Osage county, Missouri, January 11, 1852, and died Sunday, December 14, 1930, being 78 years, 11 months and 2 days young. He was united in marriage on December 27, 1877 to Miss Catherine C. Shirley, and to this union were born seven children, who are Mrs. William Franken, Roscoe, Nebr.; Byron, Calhoun, Mo.; Mrs. L. X. Peters, Bonnot Mills, Mo.; Joe, St. Louis, Mo.; Mrs. E. E. Turney, Chamois, Mo.; Mrs. J. M. Spears, Los Angeles, California; and Mrs. H. R. Bauder, Los Angeles, Calif. He has 26 grandchildren. He moved to Calhoun 11 years ago at which time he joined the Methodist church and was a faithful member until death. He was a good neighbor and was for the upbuilding of the community at all times. He had been real poorly for the month or so. Funeral services were held at the home on Tuesday afternoon. Burial was made in the Calhoun Cemetery.

McKNIGHT, James Russell
1917-2004
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Nov 8 2004 - James Russell McKnight, son of Josiah W. McKnight and Belle Gaume McKnight, was born in Linn, January 20, 1917, and died Saturday, November 6, 2004, at his home in Calhoun. He graduated high school in Calhoun in 1934 before beginning a life of farming and raising cattle. In 1942 he was drafted into the United States Air Corp. Upon enlistment, he was stationed at Fort Hood, Texas, and was transferred to San Antonio's Lackman Air Force Base. Sergeant Russell McKnight was sent overseas to Yokohama, Japan, in August 1945 until his discharge January 29, 1946. On June 1, 1946, he married Florence Hamor of San Antonio, Texas, in Kansas City. The couple made their home four miles south of Calhoun on the family farm. He was appointed Post Master of the Calhoun Post Office in 1958 and continued this career until 1977 at which point he returned to farming and raising cattle. He was preceded in death by his parents. Survivors include his wife Florence, of the home; cousins and many loved ones. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, November 9, at the Sickman-Dunning Funeral Home. Burial will be in Calhoun Cemetery.

McKNIGHT, Joseph W.
1880-1956
Joseph W. McKnight of Luystown Dies - Joseph Wilson McKnight was born at Frankenstein (MO) on August 29, 1880, the son of J. D. McKnight and Anna Shirley McKnight. He passed away at his home in Luystown (MO) Tuesday afternoon, September 18, 1956, about 5 o'clock after being in bad health for over a year. Mr. McKnight grew up in the Frankenstein community where he attended Camp Ground grade school. He was graduated from Linn High School and Warrensburg State Teachers College. He was a school teacher for many years. In 1940 he moved to St. Louis where he was associated with the General Cables Company until he retired in 1953, returning to his home in Luystown. On May 6th, 1935, he was united in marriage to Mrs. Arthur Bunch, who survives together with one son Russell of Calhoun, Mo.; one step-son, Buell Bunch; and one step-daughter, Mrs. Werner Kever of Luystown. Also surviving are four sisters, Mrs. Wm. Franken, Roscoe, Neb., Mrs. Peg Peters, Linn; Mrs. Jack Spears and Mrs. Pearl Nixon, both of Los Angeles, Calif.; and 8 grandchildren. Funeral services were held Friday morning from the Morton Chapel in Linn to St. Mary's Catholic Church in Frankenstein. Burial was in the parish cemetery.

McKNIGHT, Lon J.
1906-1992
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Lon J. McKnight, 86, Nevada, died Thursday, July 16, 1992, at Moore-Few Nursing home, following an illness of several months. Born February 11, 1906, in Osage County, he was the son of James Byron McKnight and Mary Catherine Peters McKnight. He married Alice Margarette Housey on June 18, 1937, in Blair, Nebraska. She died July 22, 1988. He was also preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and three sisters. He attended school in Calhoun. He joined the Army in 1930. A federal employee, he worked as a radio transmitter operator. He was also a pilot and flew his own plane. His memberships included the First Congregational Church of Lebanon, the Humane Society and Lebanon Amateur's Radio club. Due to ill health he moved to Nevada in 1991. He is survived by two sisters, Mildred Dahmer of Milo and Grace Murphy of Palm Springs, Florida. The body was cremated. Memorial services were Tuesday, July 21, at the First Congregational Church United Church of Christ, Lebanon. Burial was in the family plot at Calhoun.

McLAIN, Celia SMITH CHIPMAN
1909-2003
Laurel Oak Cemetery (M), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Oct 2 2003 - Celia (Chipman) McLain, 94, Windsor, died Sunday night, September 28, 2003, at the Windsor Health Care and Rehabilitation Center in Windsor. She was born August 19, 1909, in Windsor, the daughter of Elmo Dawson Smith and Jennie B. (Hutchinson) Smith. On December 19, 1931, in Windsor, she married Walter B. Chipman, who preceded her in death on October 5, 1977. They had two daughters, Janet L. Whitlow and Karen A. Stiles. On September 28, 1986, in Windsor, she married Herbert "Beck" McLain, who preceded her in death July 6, 2000. Mrs. McLain was a homemaker and also worked at the former International Shoe Factory in Windsor for 12 years. After her high school graduation, she attended Southwest Baptist College at Bolivar and taught school for two years. Celia was a loving, patient and tolerant grandmother and was always available for her grandchildren. Celia was also very faithful in taking food to anyone in the community who had a need. She was a member of First Baptist Church, Windsor, the Women's Missionary Union, taught Sunday School and sang in the church choir her entire adult life. She is survived by two daughters, Janet L. Whitlow and her husband, Bill, Clinton, and Karen A. Stiles and her husband, David, Pasadena, Texas. Celia's grandchildren are Randel "Chip" Whitlow, Paul Robert Whitlow, Kurt Stiles, Kent Stiles and Kayla Stiles Cauthon. Chips children are Austin, Jennifer and Colleen Whitlow. Kurt's children are Kristin and Kelly Stiles. Kent and DeRhonda's children are Brent, Kory and Kendra Stiles. Kayla's children are Chance, Kaylee and Cameron Cauthon. Funeral services were Wednesday, October 1, at the First Baptist church, Windsor. Burial was in the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

McLAIN, Horace L.
1899-1902
Laurel Oak Cemetery (M), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Leesville Missouri, May 3 1902 - The little son of Sneed McLain and wife died Friday night of spinal meningitis and was buried Sunday in Tebo Cemetery.

McLANAHAN, Everett Monroe
1920-1993
Fairview Cemetery, Holden, Johnson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Everett Monroe McLanahan, 73, Holden, passed away Monday, October 11, 1993 at St. Luke's Hospital in Kansas City. He was born July 28, 1920 in Kansas City, the son of Jesse J. and Goldie Mae (Duncan) McLanahan. He married Laura M. Underwood February 26, 1946 in Kansas City, Ks. Mr. McLanahan lived near Holden most of his life. He worked for the Missouri Highway Department in highway maintenance for more than 25 years and retired in the middle 1970's. He was a member of the Holden Congregation of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. He was an Army Air Corps veteran of World War II, a past Noble Grand of the Holden I.O.O.F., Lodge, and a past president of two CB radio clubs in Holden. Surviving are his wife, Laura, of the home; three sons, Mervin L. McLanahan, Marysville, Ca., Marvin J. McLanahan, and Dusty E. McLanahan, both of Holden; one brother, J. C. McLanahan, Kansas City; three sisters, Bernadine Cheney, Kansas City, Ruby Fender, Kingsville, and Doris Gardner, Brussels, Belgium; 8 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Thursday, October 14, 1993 at Ben Cast & Son-Wood Funeral Home, Holden. Burial was in Fairview Cemetery, Holden.

McLANAHAN, Laura Mary UNDERWOOD
1922-1993
Fairview Cemetery, Holden, Johnson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Laura Mary McLanahan, age 70, Holden, passed away Tuesday, October 26, 1993, at St. Luke's Hospital in Kansas City. She was born November 10, 1922 in Kingsville, the daughter of Robert L. and Edna May (Carter) Underwood. She married Everett Monroe McLanahan February 26, 1946 in Kansas City, Ks. Mrs. McLanahan lived in the Holden area all of her life. She was employed at Lake City Army Ammunition Plant for 20 years and retired in the late 1970's. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Holden, The Royal Neighbors of America, and a former member of the Rebekah Lodge in Holden. Surviving her are three sons, Mervin McLanahan, Marysville, Ca., Marvin McLanahan and Dusty McLanahan, both of Holden; 8 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Friday, October 29, 1993 at Ben Cast & Son-Wood Funeral Home, Holden. Burial was in Fairview Cemetery, Holden.

McLANE, Catherine "Kate"
abt 1856-1928
Englewood Cemetery (M), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
MISS KATE McLANE ANSWERS FINAL SUMMONS -- A gentle spirit has returned to its Maker, when at 5:35 p. m. Tuesday Miss Catherine McLane died at the beautiful family home on South 2nd street. Her niece, Mrs. Minnie Conner, had lived with her since the death of her husband. She had been well and happy the evening before enjoying a drive with Mrs. Conner. When they were on the square that evening some one told her there had been a woman with a sick child all day in the court house yard. She instantly went over and offered her assistance to the mother in any way possible, as she never turned a deaf ear to distress and was ever ready to help those about her. On the return home they went to the gallery where they sat and chatted awhile, when she mentioned going into the house. She returned in a few moments and complained of feeling ill. Mrs. Conner assisted her upstairs, then went down and closed the house for the night as it was near 11 o'clock. On her return she found her aunt very ill and summoned the doctor, who told the niece she seemed past human aid. Another physician was summoned and altho all possible was done, her earthly work was finished. Several times she tried to speak but was unable to make herself understood. She soon became paralyzed and her heart became affected, but it was the next evening when she breathed her last. She was the youngest child of the late Col. and Mrs. W. H. McLane, a home woman, always surrounded with plenty of everything life had to offer. She was sweet and unaffected -- her friends being peoples of all walks of life, as she always seemed to know how others felt and never blamed people for what they did, realizing that placed in the same environment perhaps none would have done better. She was born at Appleton, Mo., in the southeast part of Missouri and came to Henry County in 1866 with her parents. Her father bought several thousand acres of land and first lived on the corner where Rev. A. N. Lindsay's home is now located. About 60 years ago he built the stately mansion on the corner of 2nd and Ohio street, at the cost of $14,000, which was a marvel of house construction of that time. It is now one of the most attractive homes in Clinton, filled with many pieces of furniture of historic interest, and other things brought to the home by many friends from home and abroad. The spacious well kept lawn and stately trees surround the house making it one of the historic beauty spots of Clinton. In this real hospitality reigned. It was always attractive to both friends and strangers, with its artistic and dainty interior. She was ever interested in this home and always had a ready welcome for her nieces and nephew providing for their home comings and holiday times lavishly. Nothing was left undone. While she gave much to others, but to these of her own blood she bestowed the wealth of her real affection. Her two nieces, Misses Kittie and Birdie McBeth, of Los Angeles, Cal., came in a few hours before her death, as they had planned to visit her during the fall months. She had eagerly anticipated their coming and many plans had been made for them. They arrived in Kansas City the evening she was stricken. She has had a part in every good work as well as her father before her. Owning much land in those earlier days, he gave part of the right of way to the Katy railway, also property, which they later sold for $20,000. He said in his lifetime "I have had a part in building every church in Henry County, and I never gave a cent to a saloon in my life." He and his wife were the parents of four daughters -- Mrs. Mary Mc-Beth; Mrs. Isabel Beauvais, Mrs. Lyda Roberts and Miss Catherine Mc Lane; she being the youngest and the last of the family. Mrs. Beauvais died when her only little daughter was very young, her husband having previously died, so little Minnie was brought to the McLane home and grew to womanhood. Her "Aunt Kate" was the only mother she ever knew, and their affection for one another was most beautiful. So when Mrs. Minnie Beauvais Connor's husband died eight years ago, she came back to the home of her girlhood, as Miss Kate yearned for some of her own people to be with her. Her mother had died in 1891 and Col. McLane passed on in 1898. Miss Kate had been the devoted companion of her beloved parents, giving up much of the pleasures of youth to be with them. Her father gave her a careful business training so she was able to look after her property to the best advantage. She had gone to the Clinton high school in her youth and completed her education in the Sacred Heart Convent in St. Louis. She was interested in every good work for community progress. She belonged to the First M. E. Church, and put her religion into practice every hour in the day. She had been president of the Humane Society for many years supervising humane education in the schools and offering prizes for posters. She was also one of the organizers of the first Civic club as well as the Cemetery Association. She was a member of the Shakespeare Club, and had served the Mary de la Vergne as its secretary and treasurer for many years. She was the first president of the Clinton Ladies Circle of the G. A. R., which bears the name of her late father, Col. McLane, who served in the Enrolled Militia of Missouri in the rank of Colonel. Rev. Wolfe will conduct the funeral services at her late home.

McLANE, Elizabeth Catharine MOORE
1829-1891
Englewood Cemetery (M), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Eye, Mar 28 1891 - Thursday at 8:30 a.m., the spirit of Mrs. W. H. McLane passed to the realm of the immortals. She was born Feb. 2, 1829 in Bollinger county, this State, and was married to Col. McLane June 19, 1845. They became citizens of Clinton in 1866, highly esteemed members. Mrs. McLane was strictly domestic in her tastes and from choice always superintended household affairs in person and was a perfect helpmate to her children. Four gracious daughters were reared by her, three of whom survive her - Mrs. McBeth, Misses Lydia and Kate. She has been a sufferer for two years from a complication of diseases. Dr. Jennings, her attending physician, says a more patient sufferer he never saw nor pain borne with more Christian fortitude. She was a member of the M. E. Church. Funeral at the residence and burial in Englewood.

McLANE, William H. Col
1816-1898
Englewood Cemetery (M), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Nov 26 1898 - Col. W. H. McLane, one of the oldest pioneers of the county, died at his home on South 2nd Street Tuesday night at 9:30. He was born in 1816 in Cape Girardeau County. He came to Clinton in 1866 and has been a prominent and enterprising citizen. He leaves three children to mourn his loss - Mrs. McBeth, Mrs. Roberts and Miss Kate McLane.

McLENNAN, Jane HARGUS
1934-2009
Jane Hargus McLennan, age 75 of Windsor, Missouri formerly of Clinton passed away Sunday, March 15, 2009 at Windsor Healthcare & Rehab Center. Survivors include her husband, Arthur of Windsor. Arrangements are incomplete.

McLEOD, George Butler
1847-1937
Confederate Cemetery, Higginsville, Lafayette Co, MO
Clinton MO, Feb 1937 - George B. McLeod passed away suddenly Sunday, Feb. 21, 1937 at 3 p.m., in the Higginsville Confederate home. Mr. McLeod, although nearly 90 years old, was active mentally and physically, but of late months grew more feeble. Four years ago he expressed a desire to enter the Confederate Home at Higginsville, which is exclusively for ex-Confederate soldiers and through the efforts of the Clinton United Daughters of the confederacy, and his friend and neighbor, Albert Allen, who took him over, this wish was reluctantly granted by his children, who wished to keep in with them. At the home he was with his Confederate comrades and there he loved to converse with other ex-soldiers, being happy and contented. When he would make periodical visits to his children he would tell them how well he was provided for by the home, how he enjoyed the old soldiers and always seemed anxious to return. Last September he came to the Clinton Centennial celebration and thoroughly enjoyed the pageant. In the parade he and the only other remaining confederate soldier of Henry County, Allen Cowden, of North Henry County, rode in the beautiful U.D.C. float, on which his granddaughter, Mrs. Virgil Feaster, represented one of the Southern states. Mr. Cowden is living and he, too, is nearly 90 years old. George Butler McLeod was born July 4, 1847, in Morgan County, MO. He was living in Marietta, Ga., when the war between the states began. He volunteered under Gen. Joseph E. Johnson, belonging to Infantry, Co. A. Battalion of the Georgia Cadets. He later was attached to Guist Brigade in South Carolina. The principal battles that he was in were fought in Georgia and Alabama. His army was followed by "Sherman's March to the Sea." After the Confederate Army was disbanded in April, 1865, Mr. McLeod came to Clinton, and his uncle, Dr. G. Y. Salmon, gave him a position in the bank, known then as Salmon & Stone Bank, the firm being G. Y. Salmon and D. C. Stone. March 1875, Mr. McLeod was married to Miss Talitha Gates Fields, a daughter of that grand old pioneer of Henry County, Nathan Fields, and his wife, Elizabeth Graham Fields, who lived in Fields Creek Township, five miles northwest of Clinton. Mr. Fields had entered a large section of land in 1840, and here lived and raised a large family. After Mr. McLeod's marriage, he bought and lived on a farm nearby. Of this union survive Mrs. R. N. Montgomery of Clinton; Sydney, Eugenia and Maggie McLeod, who now live in Garland, Mo. Other children, Robert and Bessie, passed away years ago. George McLeod's father was Wm. Harris McLeod, and his mother was Martha Salmon, a sister of the late Dr. G. Y. Salmon. His grandfather, Frank Harris McLeod, won distinction in the War of 1812, and his great grandfather, Donald McLeod, was surgeon in the Revolutionary War from 1776 to 1781. George McLeod's wife died in 1912, after that he made his home with his children. He leaves to mourn his passing his grandchildren: Guy, Eugene and Beulah Montgomery and Mrs. Lucille Feaster of Clinton; Sydney Montgomery of Kansas City; Mrs. Katherine Baskerville of Fonda, Iowa; and Mrs. Helen Lamar of Warrensburg; his great grandchildren, Cleota and Mary Katherine Collins, William Robert Montgomery, Dorothy and Robert Baskerville, Robert Campbell Montgomery, Glenn and Ethel Webster. Mr. McLeod was a sincere Christian and lived his long and useful life following the golden Rule. He united with the Cumberland Presbyterian church, during the years when that beloved pastor Dr. G. L. Moad was serving the Fields Creek Church as well as the Clinton church from 1871 until 1886. The funeral was held in the chapel of the Higginsville Home Monday, and the body was interred in the Higginsville Confederate cemetery. Mrs. R. N. Montgomery, Miss Beulah Montgomery, Mrs. Virgil Feaster and daughters, Cleota and Mary Katherine Collins of Clinton, Sidney McLeod, Misses Eugenia and Maggie McLeod of Garland were present from Henry County for the funeral. Mrs. W. F. Carter, long a friend of the family, kept the above mentioned service records of Mr. McLeod, after conversation with him, and offers this tribute.

McLEOD, Margaret "Maggie"
1893-1937
Fields Creek Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - The death of Miss Maggie McLeod at 6:30 a.m. Friday at her home 12 miles northwest of Clinton on highway 35 was the fourth visitation of the death angel to the family in the past year. She had been ill a week with chills and last Wednesday suffered a relapse, growing steadily worse from Thursday evening till the end claimed her. In February Miss Maggie lost her father, George B. McLeod, who had been more than a year at the Confederate Home at Higginsville. Two weeks later in March his only sister, Mrs. Mary Johnson, of Kansas City, died and her aunt, Miss Fields, was called Home July 27. Miss McLeod was born November 13, (1893) 4 1/2 miles northwest of Clinton, the daughter of the late much respected and esteemed Geo. B. McLeod and his wife, Tabitha. She was a student at the Fields Creek school and a member of the Fields Creek Presbyterian church, living in the Fields Creek Community, where her parents were early residents, all her life until the home farm was lost over a year ago and Miss Maggie, Miss Eugenia and their brother, Sidney, moved to their present home on highway 35. Miss Maggie was possessed of a happy, singing disposition, loving the outdoors and the stock on the farm more than the tasks that were part of household life. She was a fair interpreter of nature, a true inheritance from pioneer ancestors, and was a good judge of arm problems. She had always been very companionable with her father and he greatly depended on her. Theirs was a close knit family life for several of the brothers and sisters, never marrying and going to home of their own had made their dependence on each other greater than usual. Mrs. Robert Montgomery of Clinton, Miss Eugenia and Sidney McLeod of the home above mentioned are her only survivors. The funeral services were conducted Saturday at the Wilkinson chapel. The body was laid to rest in the Fields Creek Cemetery.

McLEOD, Maryette
1845-1933
Englewood Cemetery (M), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Aug 1933 - Mrs. Maryette McLeod died at her home in Kansas City, August 16th, after a short illness. The deceased was born in New York state in 1845. When a small child, she moved with her parents to St. Clair county, Ill. She was united in marriage to Kennedy McLeod in 1862, who preceded her in death in 1893. Of the eight children given to their union, only two survive, William McLeod of Kansas City, and Alex McLeod, of Clinton. Mrs. McLeod also leaves seven grandchildren. After Mr. McLeod's death his widow and children came to Clinton from Illinois and lived here for some time, then moved to Kansas City. Mrs. McLeod returned to Clinton to make her home in the house just east of where her son, Alex, now lives. In her several years spent here, the little woman was active in church work, and went about a great deal, especially enjoying the society of her neighbors. She was kindly, alert mentally, and with the spirit of fun which endeared her to all. Her eight children she raised, then took to her motherly heart, a young grandson, Nevol, son of Andrew McLeod, deceased, and her home was his refuge. He is now in the navy. For the past ten years, Mrs. McLeod had lived in Kansas City with her son, William, and altho her sight was dim, she was active and did her housework until the beginning of her last illness on the Sunday previous to her death. She was united with the Baptist church when very young, and all her life, when physically able, attended church. Funeral services were conducted Friday afternoon in the Sims Funeral Parlor, and interment was in the Englewood cemetery.

McLERRAN, Clarence A. Rev.
1923-1974
Clinton Eye, Thursday, July 4 1974 - Funeral services were held, June 11, at Lowry City church of God (Holiness), for Rev. Clarence A. McLerran, pastor of the church, who died June 8. Interment was made in Shiloh cemetery under the direction of Goodrich Funeral Home. Rev. McLerran, son of James Thomas and Sarah Nancy McLerran, was born February 1, 1923 at Iconium, Mo. He was united in marriage to Joyce Suiter, November 8, 1947, at Clinton, Mo. To this union was born three children, Marley, of Lowry City; Mrs. Naomi Garrett of Overland Park, Kansas, and Marcia of the home. Also surviving are four brothers: John, of Brownington; Sam, of Fulton; Jim, of Independence; and Lee, of Deepwater; two sisters; Ethel Williams, Brownington; and Birtie Warburton, Deepwater, two grandsons, Carl and Todd. He spent his early years farming until he answered his call into the Armed Services where he served three years. Following his honorable discharge from the service, he became a minister and served in this capacity for 26 years. He served as pastor at Hatton Chapel, Hallsville, and Lowry City.

McLERRAN, Mildred Odessa WILLIAMS
1911-2007
Mt. Zion Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, May 16 2007 - Mildred Odessa McLerran was born January 2, 1911, in St. Clair County, the daughter of Calvin and Laura (Eversole) Williams. She died at South Hampton Place, Columbia, on April 20, 2007, at the age of 96 years. She was married to John McLerran, who preceded her in death on April 14, 1997. She was a member of the Prairie Grove Baptist Church in the Harris Bend area of St. Clair County. She was a homemaker. Odessa was preceded in death by her husband John; her parents, Calvin and Laura Williams; one brother Albert Williams, and one sister Leona Wall. She is survived by five sisters-in-law, Bertie Warburton of Hannibal, Joyce Scott of Lowry City, Gladys McLerran of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Laverne McLerran of Arkansas and Nellie Henry of Kansas City; a number of nieces and nephews, including Kenneth Williams of Harrisburg and Betty Tuter of Tulsa, Oklahoma, and a number of great-nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held at Vansant-Mills Chapel on Tuesday, April 24. Interment was in Mt. Zion Cemetery, Deepwater.

McMAHAN, Allie Matilda WOLF
1900-2002
Englewood Cemetery (M), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Nov 5 2002 - Allie Matilda Wolf McMahan, daughter of Dell and Viola Wolf, was born November 11, 1900, in Taney County and died October 20, 2002, at the age of 101 years, 11 months and nine days at the Clinton Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, Clinton. Allie was the second oldest in a family of six children, three brothers and two sisters. She and her late husband, Archie McMahan, were married in Berryville, Arkansas, August 30, 1916. They resided in the Deepwater area most of their married life. two daughters were added to this union, Letha Landes and Mary Leta Gross. Allie accepted the Lord as her personal Savior at an early age later uniting with the Deepwater Christian Church where her membership remained. She was also a member of the Royal Neighbors of America Lodge for many years. In 1990 she sold her home in Deepwater and moved to Clinton. She enjoyed her flowers and raising a small garden. She was an excellent cook and enjoyed sharing baked goods with friends and relatives. Allie was preceded in death by her husband in 1976; her parents; three brothers and two sisters and both of her sons-in-law. She is survived by her two daughters, Letha Landes of Clinton and Mary Leta Gross of Independence; one granddaughter, Loretta Bilokur and husband, Victor of Springfield; one grandson, Gary Gross and wife, Jackie of Independence; five great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren; one sister-in-law, Gladys Wolf of Forsythe, also nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held at the Vansant-Mills Chapel on Thursday, October 24. Burial was in the Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

McMAHAN, Lee B.
1909-1993
Englewood Cemetery (M), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Lee B. McMahan passed away Thursday, May 6, 1993, at the Golden Valley Memorial Hospital after a sudden illness. He was born October 12, 1909, near Blairstown, the son of Pearl G. and Blanch Davidson McMahan. He lived at home with his parents in Urich until his father died, then he and his mother moved to Clinton. He worked as a farm hand during his working years. He never had a car and never learned to drive. After moving to Clinton he became a familiar figure walking about town visiting with friends and acquaintances. He enjoyed talking to little children. He was prededed in death by his parents and two sisters, Maude and Lucille George. He is survived by two sisters, Gladys and Lela George, both of Clinton; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held at the Vansant-Mills Chapel Saturday, May 8, 1993. Burial was in the Englewood Cemetery.

McMASTER, Mauerlene Homer
1916-2002
Graceland Cemetery, Creston, Union Co, IA
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Nov 5 2002 - Mauerlene Homer McMaster, son of Ruel and Genviece (Brooks) McMaster, was born September 24, 1916 in Nebraska and died September 27, 2002, at Clinton, the result of an automobile accident. Mac was a carpenter. He had lived in Adrian before moving to Lowry City about two months ago. He is survived by one daughter, Sandra Buffum and husband Gary, Arvada, Colorado; one stepdaughter, Donna Jean Eakly of Lafayette, Colorado; a special friend, Laverne Creekmore of Blue Springs; two sisters, Lucille Coates, Phoenix, Arizona, and Betty of the state of Washington, as well as three grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Graveside services were held at the Graceland Cemetery, Creston, Iowa, on Thursday, October 3.

McMENEMY, Ralph Eugene
1960-1960
Bear Creek Cemetery, Bear Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
The Clinton Eye, Clinton MO, Tuesday, Jul 12 1960 - Graveside services for Ralph Eugene McMenemy, infant son of James Harold, Jr., and Donna Johnson McMenemy, Clinton, were conducted July 8, at Bear Creek Cemetery, Schaberg Funeral Home in charge. The little lad was born June 26, 1960, at Clinton General Hospital and lived until 3:00 a.m., July 6, death occurring at St. Luke's Hospital, Kansas City. Besides the parents, he leaves two brothers, Jimmy and Larry of the home; the respective grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. J. McMenemy, Clinton, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Johnson, Mesa, Ariz.; two great-grandmothers, Mrs. Julia McMenemy, Kansas City, and Mrs. Luella Vansant, Montrose; an uncle, Wallace Johnson, Mesa, Ariz.; and an aunt, Delores McMenemy, Kansas City.

McMILLIAN, Barney C. "Chris"
1956-2004
Floral Hills East Cemetery, Lee's Summit, Jackson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Mar 23 2004 - Barney C. "Chris" McMillian, 47, Independence, died Saturday, March 20, 2004, at Truman Medical Center West. Services were Tuesday, March 23, at Noland Road Baptist Church, Independence. Burial was in Floral Hills East Cemetery. He was born on September 1, 1956, to Barney and Doris McMillian in Clinton. He had been a company representative for Inland Truck Parks for many years. He was a member of the Sycamore Hills Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his father in 1987. He is survived by three sons, Barney Brandon McMillian, Ryan Christopher McMillian and Jacob Allen McMillian, all of Independence; his mother, Doris McMillian, also of Independence; two sisters, Judy Wilken and husband Robert, Sedalia, and Debbie Vento, Blue Springs; one nephew, Johnny Vento of Blue Springs.

McMILLIAN, Barney Eggleston "Aggie"
1918-2012
Englewood Cemetery (M), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Barney E. McMillian, age 93, passed away Tuesday, November 27, 2012 at Golden Living Center Westwood in Clinton, Missouri. Graveside services will be held Friday, November 30, 2012 at Englewood Cemetery in Clinton, Missouri. Barney was also known as "Aggie" McMillian to many who knew him. Barney was born December 24, 1918 to Thurman McMillian Sr. and Kathryn Kincaid-McMillian-Barnett, in Clinton, MO. Barney loved boxing, football, hunting, fishing, working-out, and flying. He loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. Barney married his second wife Dorothy Geraldine "Gerry" Evans over 50 years ago and they spent their life together until her passing away in 2008. After attending Clinton High School, Barney graduated from Kemper Military Academy. Barney then attended Wentworth Military Academy for Junior College and ROTC. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from the University of Missouri in Columbia. He then attended Flight School in Texas and enlisted in the Army Air Corp. He served as 1st Lieutenant in the Philippines during World War II. After being discharged he moved to Butler where he taught school and worked at Bendix. He then traveled extensively, spending time in Cuba in the late 50's. Then he took his wife and daughter Kelly to Greece to work for American Depends for a year in 1960. Barney liked working with children. After returning to Clinton he taught school at Sherwood High School. When his children were younger he would take them sledding, sleighing, ice skating, and snow skiing in the winter. They would enjoy hunting, fishing, boating, skiing, swimming, and camping at their place at Spring Valley, near Warsaw in the summer. Barney is survived by his four children, Carolyn Kay, Kelly Renee, Mark Robert, and Melanie Roberta. He is also survived by numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

McMILLIAN, Carl
1898-1964
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, 1964 - Funeral services for Carl McMillian of Pittsburg, Kansas who died July 13, were held Monday, July 20 at the Brenner Chapel in Pittsburg. Graveside services were at the Calhoun Cemetery, with interment there. Carl McMillian, 65, maintenance foreman of the W. S. Dickey Clay Manufacturing plant and an employee of the Dickey Company for 43 years died at 8:20 a.m. July 18, at Mt. Carmel Hospital in Pittsburg, Kan. He had been ill since April and had returned home July 13 from the University of Kansas Medical Center where he was hospitalized two months. He entered Mt. Carmel Hospital on Friday night. Mr. McMillian, son of Mr. and Mrs. John McMillian, was born in Calhoun, Mo., Dec. 15, 1898. On Jan. 22, 1919, he was married to Miss Mary Hilda Odle, in Coal, Mo. They established their home in Deepwater the same year, which continued to be their home until 1949 when they moved to Pittsburg. The home there is at 467 Fieldcrest. Mr. McMillian retired from the Dickey Clay Company on December 15, 1963. While residing in Deepwater, Mr. McMillian served as Mayor two years and was a member of the school board several years. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Pittsburg. Survivors include his wife of the home in Pittsburg; one daughter, Mrs. Helen Kinsey, Kansas City; two sons, Saylor McMillian, Deepwater; and Robert L. McMillian, Littleton, Co.; five grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Mode Jenkins, Pawhuska, Okla., and Mrs. Goldie Sally, Warsaw, Mo.; one brother Jake McMillian, Pleasanton, Kan.

McMILLIAN, Doris A. SMITH
1922-2008
Englewood Cemetery (M), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Dec 8 2008 - Doris A McMillian, daughter of James Thomas and Bessie Mae (Liston) Smith, was born Sept. 19, 1922, in Deepwater and died on Nov. 2, 2008, at John Knox Care Center, Lee's Summit, at the age of 86 years. Doris was a member of Sycamore Hills Baptist Church, Independence, where she was a faithful member as long as her health permitted. She was a homemaker. She is survived by two daughters, Judith Wilkin and husband Bob of Sedalia, Missouri and Debra Vento of Blue Springs, Missouri; a sister, Beatrice Turner, Clinton; four grandchildren, Brandon, Ryan, Jacob, and Johnny; two great grandchildren, Kyla and Emery. Funeral services were at Vansant-Mills Chapel on Wednesday, Nov. 5. Interment was in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

McMILLIAN, Dorothy Geraldine "Gerry" EVANS
1924-2004
Englewood Cemetery (M), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 20 2004 - "Gerry" McMillian, born as Dorothy Geraldine Evans-McMillian, daughter of George and Dollie May Evans, was born March 15, 1924, in Windsor, and died March 24, 2004, in Clinton, at the age of 80 years, the result of an automobile accident. Gerry was an employee and a 12,300 hour volunteer of the Golden Valley Hospital Auxiliary, Clinton, where she served as auxiliary treasurer for many years. She was a member of the Clinton United Methodist Church and the United Methodist Women where she was a past officer. She was a director of the Clinton United Way Board for over 10 years and president of Camp Fire, Clinton chapter, for several years. She is survived by one son, Mark McMillian; two daughters, Kelly Yulich and Melanie Ticknor, and one sister, Genevieve King, all of Clinton, as well as eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at Clinton United Methodist Church, Clinton, Saturday, March 27. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

McMILLIAN, Ellen Jean HITE
1925-2007
Englewood Cemetery (M), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Nov 28 2007 - Ellen Jean Hite McMillian, age 82 of Clinton, Missouri joined her Savior in Heaven on Friday, October 26, 2007 shortly after visiting with her immediate family at the Johnson County Nursing Center, Olathe, Kansas. She was born on June 17, 1925, in Pocatella, Idaho, the daughter of Sarah May (Hagman) and Harry Donald Hite. The celebration of life service will be Tuesday, October 30, 2007 at the Clinton United Methodist Church with burial in the Englewood Cemetery. Jean was a member of the Clinton United Methodist Church, the Henry County Historical Society and the Seedling and Crafts Garden Club. She is survived by one daughter, Paula Hall of Olathe, Kansas: two sons, Randy Williamson of Independence, Missouri and Kent McMillian of Winter Springs, Florida; two brothers, Harry Don Hite of Belton, Missouri and E. M. Hay of Blue Springs, Missouri; three sisters, Rose Ann Phillips of Clinton, Mary DeTurpin of St. Peters, Missouri and Carolyn Hubbs of Clinton, Missouri; nine grandchildren, Luke Williamson, Clint Williamson, Jill Van Gelderen, Justin White, Grant McMillian, Ryan McMillian, Brett McMillian, Corissa Hall and Kody Hall and six great grandchildren, Miles White, Hannah Lynn Van Gelderen, Ashley McMillian, Holden McMillian, Kinsley Jean McMillian and Brayden McMillian. Funeral services were held at Clinton United Methodist Church on Tuesday, October 30. Interment was in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

McMILLIAN, Francis Leslie Jr.
1919-2005
Englewood Cemetery (M), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 25 2005 - Francis McMillian Jr., 85, Calhoun, died January 10, 2005, at the veterans home in Cameron. He was born Francis Leslie McMillian Jr. in Clinton on June 20, 1919, one of two sons born to Anna Imogene Huffman and Francis Leslie McMillian Sr. His younger life was spent around Clinton and Deepwater, going to school and working in the local hatcheries. He traveled in his late teens with his father in the western United States working as a farm laborer and placer miner. Francis entered the United States Army in February 1943 and served through World War II with a tour of duty in the Philippines. He left the military in March 1946, but reenlisted in September 1948 and transferred to the newly formed Air Force in 1949 where he continued to serve until his retirement in August 1965. He spent much of his retirement years discovering the genealogy of his family. On May 23, 1944, Francis married Laura Adelle Kampe of Calhoun. They had five children, raising them at military bases and then Summersville. Desiring to return to their roots, Francis and Laura built and moved to a home near Calhoun in the 1980s. She preceded him in death February 14, 1986. He was then married to Maxine Plumlee of Tightwad for several years. He is survived by two sons, James Page McMillian of Alexandria, Louisiana, and Samuel Wayne McMillian, Calhoun, and two daughters, Linda June Easton of Clinton and Sharon Kay Verburgt of Clinton; 12 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, three nieces, one nephew and a large extended family. He was also preceded in death by one son, Steven Lynn McMillian; two grandchildren, and his brother A. Noel McMillian. Services were conducted on January 14 at the Vansant-Mills Chapel. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery with full military honors provided by VFW Post 1894. Honorary pall bearers were his five grandsons, Aaron W. Easton, Devin S. Easton, Martin H. Vergurgt, Steven A. McMillian and James E. McMillian.

McMILLIAN, James K.
1841-1904
Paul Cemetery, Shawnee Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Missouri, Sep 24 1904 - James K. McMillian was born in Green Briar County, West Va., July 13, 1841 and died at Huntingdale September 19, 1904. He came to Johnson County in 1879. At a camp meeting held in 1872, 9 or 10 miles north of Knob Noster, on Walnut Creek, he was converted and joined the M. E. Church. He was recording steward for many years and was always at his post. His affliction was of long duration and for six or seven years, he was unable to perform any labor. He was postmaster at Huntingdale for several years. The last two or three years of his life, he suffered very severely at times but never murmured or complained.

McMILLIAN, Mary Hilda ODLE
1899-1969
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Pittsburg Headlight-Sun, Pittsburg, KS, Friday, Jan 31 1969 - Mrs. Carl (Hilda) McMillian, 69, of Pittsburg, Ks., formerly of Deepwater, died at a rest home there at 2:20 a.m., January 30. Services will be Saturday at the Brenner Funeral Home, 414 East Fourth St., Pittsburg, Ks. Graveside services will be at the Calhoun Cemetery. Mrs. McMillian is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Helen Kinzie, Meridian, Idaho; two sons, Robert McMillian, Fort Worth, Tx., and Saylor McMillian, Deepwater; a brother, George Odle, Lewis, Ia.; four sisters: Mrs. Ruby Johnson, Clinton; Mrs. Aaron Johnson, Calhoun, Mrs. Lewis Johnson, Montrose; and Mrs. Chet Mueller, Walnut, Ia. She is preceded in death by her husband.

McMILLIAN, Pheroby Caroline BURGES
1846-1925
Hopewell Cemetery, Walker Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Missouri 1925 - Many hearts were made sad Sunday when they were told that Mrs. Jacob McMillian had passed away at 7:30 o'clock Saturday night at her home on West Jefferson street. She was seriously ill for about nine weeks, and the fatal malady being complications of advanced age and cold. Even though tender hands of loved ones did everything possible to keep her with them, her frail body was too weak to combat the disease. Pheroby Caroline Burges was born May 4th, 1846, being 78 years, 10 months and 3 days old. She was a member of a family of eight, and was the last one to pass on from this life. She was married to Jacob McMillian at Tuscumbia, Mo., Feb. 10, 1867. To this union ten children were born, eight of whom are still living; also 36 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. The husband and two children have passed on, the father, January 28, 1917; Alfred, the oldest son, August 7th, 1890. Stella McMillian Dennis, Oct 26, 1909. The remaining eight children to mourn her death are: Mrs. Mary McCrary, Kansas City, Mo.; J. McMillian, Avalon, Colo.; Harry McMillian, Kansas City, Mo.; Mrs. Cora Warner, Urich, Mo.; the following of Clinton: Barney, Cleveland, Thurman and Francis. Mrs. McMillian with her husband, Jacob McMillian, came to Henry county in 1874. They were among the pioneer people in the western part of the county. She became a member of the Hopewell church in the early days and lived to make her life count for her many friends, who deeply sympathize with the bereaved ones in this dark hour of sorrow. May the Heavenly Father comfort them and may it be a consolation to them to know that she is now free from all pain and sorrow from this world. Funeral services were at Hopewell where the body was tenderly laid to rest by the side of her husband. All the children were with her except James, of Colo., who couldn't come on account of sickness. Francis and wife, who made their home with her were always at her bedside and Mrs. Warner had been with her the last week. Mrs. McCrary and Harry came on the Friday before, the other three sons were living here.

McMILLIAN, Rose Eleanor BENTZ
1921-1970
Englewood Cemetery (M), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Funeral services for Rose Eleanor McMillian, 48, who died Feb. 14, at the Clinton General Hospital, were conducted Feb. 17, at the Consalus Funeral Home. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery. Mrs. McMillian was born Sept. 9, 1921 at Lewis Station, daughter of John Andrew and Matilda Rose Bentz. At the age of three, the family moved to Calhoun, where she attended grade and high school, graduating in 1939. On April 26, 1943, she was married to Saylor H. McMillian of Deepwater. They were the parents of a son. At an early age she joined the Calhoun Baptist Church, later joining the Presbyterian Church at Deepwater, where she was a faithful worker. She was a devoted wife, a loving mother, and a kind neighbor with a smile for everyone. She leaves to mourn her passing her husband of the home; a son, Robert Kent and his wife, Cherrill of Pittsburg, Kan.; her mother, Mrs. Matilda Bentz, Calhoun; three sisters, Mrs. Efton (Nettie) Bradley, Lee's Summit, Miss Louise Bentz and Mrs. Walter (Ruhama) Hall of Calhoun; neices, nephews, and a host of other relatives and friends. Her father preceded her in death in 1962.

McMILLIAN, Saylor H.
1921-1987
Englewood Cemetery (M), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Eye, Clinton, MO, Jan 29 1987 - Funeral services for Saylor H. McMillian were held Saturday, January 24, at the United Methodist Church. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery. Saylor H. McMillian was born in Deepwater, on March 10, 1921, the son of Carl McMillian and Hilda (Odle) McMillian. He had an older sister, Helen, and a younger brother, Bob. He attended elementary school and high school in Deepwater, graduating in 1939. He served in the Maritime Commission and Naval Reserves in World War II, serving in the South Pacific as 3rd Assistant Engineer Lt jg. He worked at Dickey Clay Factory in Deepwater after graduation until 1942. He owned a welding and machine shop in Clinton from 1946 to 1952. Later he taught a Government G.I. Welding School in Deepwater in the evenings. In 1952, and until he retired, he was employed with Peabody Coal Company (Employed at Power Mine, Reliance Shop and Tebo Mine). He became an International Representative for the United Mine Workers and Labor Commissioner for Peabody Coal Company also. Saylor enjoyed baseball. He was a catcher and had a contract with the Detroit Tigers Minor League Club in 1941. He formed Little League in Henry County with the "Deepwater Chiggers". As a young man, he united with the Presbyterian Church in Deepwater. He transferred his membership to the Mt. Zion United Methodist Church and in 1986 transferred his membership to the Clinton United Methodist Church. He was a member of the Seekers Sunday School class. He loved the Lord and enjoyed his Christian Fellowships. He was a Mason and Shriner and Scottish Rite member. In 1943 he was united in marriage to Eleanor Bentz (deceased) and to this union was born one son, Kent. August 8, 1979, he was united in marriage to the former Jean Hite of the home, who survives. He is survived by his son and wife, Kent and Cherril McMillian of Oklahoma City. His stepchildren Randy and wife Vencia Williamson of Independence, and Paula White of Pensacola, Florida. His brother and wife, Bob and Ann McMillian of Birmingham, Alabama. Also seven grandchildren: Grant, Ryan, Brett McMillian; Luke, Jill and Clint Williamson and Justin White.

McMILLIN, Belma Bell BASS
1911-1992
Maplewood & Brownington Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Belma Bell McMillin, 80, route two, Green Ridge, died Tuesday, September 8, at Golden Valley Hospital, Clinton. She was born in Alliance, Nebraska, the daughter of Rolley Bell and Sarah Bass. She was preceded in death by husband Eugene McMillin; her parents; three brothers, Norman Bell, Roy Bell, and Lee Bell; two sisters, Beatris Bell Booth, Mildred Bell Sizemore. She is survived by one sister, Effie Bell Riddle of Clinton; two brothers, Lester "Buddy" Gardner of Lee's Summit, Sammie Bell of Raymore; Stepchildren, Bonnie Johnson of Berry, Ill., and Genevia Johnson of Bella Vista, Calif.; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren. Graveside services were September 18 in Maplewood Cemetery in Brownington.

McMILLIN, Jackie Wayne
1933-2007
Floral Hills East Cemetery, Lee's Summit, Jackson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 16 2007 - Jackie Wayne McMillin, 73, Lee's Summit and formerly of Windsor, died Sunday, January 14, 2007. He was born July 24, 1933, to Henry Everett McMillin and Martha Marie (Meadows) McMillin in Wisdom. On September 5, 1953, in Reno, Nevada, he married Ruth Annalene Houseworth of Warsaw. He later married Barbara Fenner of Sedalia in 1994, who preceded him in death. His career took him from the tall Redwood trees of California to the copper mines of Arizona. In 1963, he and Ruth made their home in Windsor where he began a career with the International Shoe Company. He worked as a foreman until the company closed its doors in 1985. He worked at Central Missouri State University in facilities maintenance, once again becoming a foreman, until his retirement in 1997. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church, Windsor. He is survived by son Everett "Rocky" McMillin and his wife Annette, Greenwood; daughters, Janet McMillin-Kalwei and husband Marc, Lee's Summit, and Sherri McMillin-Phelps and fiance Leroy Lawson, Greenwood; stepdaughter Pamela Fenner-James and husband Paul, Sedalia; four grandchildren, Justin Kalwei and wife Amanda, Lee's Summit, Danielle and Chelsea McMillin and Jordan Phelps, all of Greenwood; three step-grandchildren, Daniel, Christopher and Aaron James, Sedalia; eight sisters, five brothers and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to his wife Barbara, he was also preceded in death by his parents and a brother William McMillin. Funeral services will be Saturday, January 20, at Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial will be in Floral Hills Cemetery, Lee's Summit.

McMILLIN, Margaret I. VANWINKLE
1919-2001
Clinton Daily Democrat, Dec 3 2001 - Margaret I. McMillin, 82, Sedalia, died Friday, November 30, 2001, at Bothwell Regional Health. She was born May 26, 1919, in Clinton, the daughter of Andrew J. Van Winkle and Amelia Ann (Lawler) Van Winkle. She married William Henry McMillin, October 7, 1942, in Richmond. He died October 2, 1993. Mrs. McMillin moved to Sedalia with her husband from Clinton and had lived here about 35 years. She is survived by two sons, Kenneth McMillin, Clinton, and Donald McMillin, Sedalia; 12 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, one great-great-granddaughter. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by son, Douglas C. McMillin in July 2000 and a daughter, Barbara Ann Donahue in July 1973. Funeral services were Monday, December 3, at Ewing Funeral Home, Sedalia.

McMULLIN, George T.
1916-2004
Odessa Cemetery, Odessa, Lafayette Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 28 2004 - George T. McMullin, 87, Windsor, died Monday, January 26, 2004, at Golden Valley Hospital in Clinton. He was born April 22, 1916, in Holden, the son of Walter Harmon McMullin and Bettie (Boone) McMullin. On September 20, 1939, in Odessa, he married Lela Corene Sims, who survives of the home. Mr. McMullin worked at the Wilson Meat Packing Plant in Kansas City for several years before moving to Odessa and opening a gasoline filling station, which he owned and operated for several years. He later farmed in the Windsor area, owned and operated a laundromat in Windsor, owned and operated a laundromat and drive-in-restaurant in Lincoln and most recently owned and operated a car wash and laundromat in Windsor, before his retirement in 1981. He was an active member of the Calvary Baptist Church, serving as a deacon and Sunday School teacher. In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Pat and Jim Henning, Bates City; four grandsons, a great-grandson and a niece. He was preceded in death by son Ray Boone McMullin; three brothers, Albert McMullin, Raymond "Red" McMullin and Boone McMullin, and a sister, Gertrude McMullin. Funeral services will be Thursday, January 29, at the Calvary Baptist Church, Windsor. Burial will be in Odessa Cemetery.

McMULLIN, Lela Corene SIMS
1917-2006
Odessa Cemetery, Odessa, Lafayette Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Dec 19 2006 - Lela Corene McMullin, 89, Windsor and formerly of Odessa, died Monday, December 18, 2006, at Clinton Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center in Clinton. She was born April 10, 1917, in Odessa, the daughter of Samuel Richard Sims and Lottie Pearl McNeece Sims. On September 20, 1939, she married George T. McMullin in Oak Grove. He died January 26, 2004. She was a homemaker, mother and housewife and worked with her husband at the laundrymat and car wash in Windsor and in Odessa her husband operated the gas station on the southwest corner of the Y at 40 Highway and 131 (Second Street), now the location of the Whistle Stop Convenience Store. She was a member of the Windsor Calvary Baptist Church. She is survived by her daughter and husband, Pat and Jim Henning, Bates City; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by her husband George; son Ray McMullin, March 1974; two brothers, Cecil and Raymond Sims. Funeral services will be Thursday, December 21, at the First Baptist Church. Burial will be in Odessa Cemetery, Odessa.

McNAIR, Starla Earleen STONEKING
1964-1993
Salem Church Cemetery, Big Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Starla Stoneking McNair was born May 4, 1964. She was 29 years old. She was raised in Missouri, being education in both Clinton and Appleton City. In the early 1980s she left Clinton to join her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Stoneking in Pensacola, Florida where she later married Tony McNair, and where she remained until her untimely demise on July 19. However, being a native Missourian, Starla always considered this her home and her family has brought her home to lay her to rest in familiar surroundings. Starla was a bright, cheery, energetic person who loved people. She so appreciated thoughtful acts of kindness ... no matter how small … and was quick to let you know how much It meant to her. And she would go out of her way to do things for others. Everyone liked her. She could light up a room anywhere with her happy smile and contagious laughter. Starla loved life. She liked the activity of life. She was always interested in what made the world "tick," and how to help preserve our environment. As a youngster, she tried many kinds of jobs just to see what they were like, and to see if she could do them. In more recent years, she chose waitress and salesclerk positions because they put in contact with the people. Starla also loved animals, and it was perhaps her love of animals that cost her life. (She swerved her vehicle to avoid hitting a dog and collided with a bridge abutment.) But those who knew her well can almost hear her say. "Well … I wasn't going to hit that poor little dog!" But, that's the kind of person Starla was. She was amazed by older people with young ideas -- and by young people who exuded mature thought. She was captivated by the differences in people, and yet secure in the knowledge that underneath, we're all pretty much the same.I Starla was a very loving child and young woman. She was tenderhearted. She ached when the people she loved were sick or hurt and severely suffered at the loss of a loved one. She always had a ready smile and a hug for every family member, from the youngest niece to the eldest grandparent. And she treasured her friends. Starla will long be remembered for her beauty, her love, and her kindness. And she will never be forgotten for the joy she has brought into the lives of all who knew her. Most of all, the radiance of her smile will live on in our memories of her. Starla was a member of the First Baptist Church of Clinton. Starla was preceded in death by her maternal grandfather, Earl O. Chiles, and by both paternal grandparents, Lee R. Stoneking and Ruby Akers Stoneking. She is survived by her husband, Tony McNair; her parents. Robert E. Stoneking and Delores M. Stoneking, all of Pensacola, Fl.; three half-brothers, Ricky Resmond of Pensacola, Lonnie Romine and Robert Romine, both of Fayetteville, Ar.; one half-sister, Becky Wood of Pensacola; maternal grandmother, Virginia Miller; step-grandfather, Jim Miller of rural Clinton, near Mt. Zion; and a host of other family and friends. Starla will be laid to rest near her paternal grandparents in Salem Cemetery northwest of Clinton near Norris. Funeral services were held Saturday, July 24, 1993 at Vansant-Mills Chapel.

McNAMARA, Mary Elizabeth "Beth" TARWATER
1960-2003
Englewood Cemetery (M), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Oct 6 2003 - Mary Elizabeth (Beth) McNamara, daughter of Mike and Eileen (Roberts) Tarwater, was born August 2, 1960, in Kansas City, and died at her home in Clinton on September 17, 2003, at the age of 43 years. She had lived in the Lee's Summit and Kansas City areas before moving to Clinton three years ago. She was a homemaker as well as a volunteer for the American Cancer Society. She is survived by her husband, Larry, of the home; two sons, Eric Kelce of Lee's Summit, and Scott McNamara of the home; her parents, Mike and Eileen Tarwater of Clinton; two brothers, Mark Tarwater and wife, Cathy of Bettendorf, Iowa, and Tim Tarwater of San Diego, California, and three sisters, Maureen Tarwater of Kansas City. Michelle Reeves and husband Dennis, San Diego, California, and Carrie Brown and husband Johnny, Lawson. Funeral services were held at the Vansant-Mills Chapel Friday, September 19. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

McNEEL, Mary B. "Mollie" DORMAN
1851-1925
Englewood Cemetery (M), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Jun 1925 - Mrs. Mollie B. McNeel died at her home in Atlantic, Iowa, on June 17th, after an illness of over two months, suffering from complications, but it is thought that possibly a rheumatic contraction of the heart was the immediate cause of her death. Deceased's maiden name was Mollie B. Dorman. She was born February 25, 1851, in Owenton, Ky., and came to Missouri with her parents when three years old. She will be remembered by many of the older residents of Clinton as she lived here many years before she was married, in 1886, when she moved to Atlantic, Iowa. She leaves her husband, one sister, Mrs. C. W. Davis, who lives four miles north of Calhoun, and was at the bedside of her sister all during her last illness; also leaves four brothers - S. P. and Geo. W. Dorman, northwest of Clinton; J. B. Dorman, Des Moines, Iowa, and Allen Dorman in North Missouri, and one niece, Mrs. Bell Blanchard, of Humansville, Mo. All possible for medical skill and tender nursing of friends and loved ones was done but to no avail. Mrs. McNeel had been a member of the Christian church since girlhood, never removing her membership from the Clinton church. The body was brought to Clinton and funeral services were conducted at the grave in Englewood cemetery by Rev. A. N. Lindsey, at 2 p.m. Saturday.

McNEELY, Virginia "Ginger" CHEADLE
1946-2006
Englewood Cemetery (M), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Mar 21 2006 - Virginia "Ginger" McNeely, 59, Clinton, died Wednesday, March 14, 2006, at Golden Valley Hospital. Graveside memorial services will be held at Englewood Cemetery, Saturday, March 25. She was born June 12, 1946, in Custer, South Dakota, daughter of Spencer and Hazel Brandt Cheadle. Preceding her in death were her parents. Survivors include her husband Charles; children, Troy Zweifel and wife Misty, Travis McNeely, Trina Clay and husband Matt; one sister Evelyn Cheadle, and 10 grandchildren.

McNEIL, J. B.
1824-1886
Englewood Cemetery (M), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Jul 1886 - J. B. McNeil, after a lingering sickness, died yesterday morning, July 30, 1886, of a complication of diseases. Deceased had been in business here 12 years and was highly esteemed by all who knew him, being of a kind and amiable disposition and a good business man. He was born in Mercer County, Ky., July 4, 1824. Moved from his native state to Carlinville, Ill. and from that place to Clinton where he has since resided. His sister from Carlinville, Mrs. Dr. Holliday, and friends did all in their power to relieve his wants but the reaper, Death, called him home. Funeral from the First Presbyterian Church and remains laid to rest in Englewood.

McNEMEE, Cora Lorene CAMERON
1915-1997
Englewood Cemetery (M), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Cora Lorene Cameron McNemee, 81, Blue Springs, died Wednesday, March 12, 1997, at St. Mary's Manor. Services will be Friday, March 14, at the Speaks Suburban Chapel. Graveside services will be Friday at Englewood Cemetery in Clinton. Mrs. McNemee was born in Nevada and had lived in the Independence area since 1944. She had been a clerk with Sears for 31 years retiring in 1979. She was a member of the Eastern Star and a member of the Rockwood Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Asa W. and Ella G. Cameron; a brother, Ernest Lee Cameron and a sister, Mary Frances Gerkey. She is survived by three brothers, Asa William Cameron and Harry Cecil Cameron, both of Blue Springs, and Robert Eugene Cameron of East Lynne; also several nieces and nephews.

McPHERSON, Wanda L. McQUEEN
1927-2000
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Wanda L. McPherson, 72, Mesa, Arizona, formerly of Kansas City, died Thursday, April 6, 2000. Funeral services will be Monday at D.W. Newcomer's Sons Floral Hills Chapel. Burial will be in Floral Hills Cemetery. Mrs. McPherson was born December 21, 1927, in Leesville, to George and Gladys (Carleton) McQueen. She was preceded in death by a sister, Lynetta McQueen, and her husband, Robert Joseph McPherson. Survivors include sons, William McPherson, Omaha, Nebraska, Robert J. McPherson, Jr., Chandler, Arizona, and Todd McPherson, Pinetop, Arizona; daughter, Mary J. McPherson, Mesa, Arizona; brothers, Dwayne McQueen, Hayward, California, and George McQueen III, Tonitown, Arkansas; sister, Willa Simmons, Lexington, and nine grandchildren.

McQUEEN, Andrew Davis
1837-1929
Tebo Church Cemetery, Leesville Twp, Henry Co, MO
Passing of a Good Man - The Death Angel has again visited us and called our dearly beloved neighbor and friend, Uncle Andy McQueen. His suffering during the last days was intense. "Precious in the sight of the Lord are the death of his saints." Andrew Davis McQueen, son of Abel and Rebecca McQueen, was born November 9, 1837, in a log cabin in Carrol County, Ohio. Departed this life at his home near Leesville, January 4, 1929, at 11:45 p.m., at the age of 91 years, one month and 26 days. He was united in marriage to Miss Sarah E. Tope February 18, 1864, who preceded him in death November 28, 1910. To this union was born fifteen children, five girls and ten boys - Mrs. Hettie C. Nichols, of Chicago, Mrs. Eva Puckett, living near the home place; Miss Mary S. who has been the home maker since the death of the mother, Mrs. Emaline Fite, also at home at this time; Elsworth, of Benton county, Bramwell, of Coal; G. Fletcher, of Clinton; Joshua F. of near Appleton City; Hiram O., Cleveland, O.; John, Eaton, Colo.; Milton, William and Alonzo, of Leesville. When the Civil War broke out he joined the Union Army and during the first year of service he was taken and confined to the Libby Prison. The Libby Prison is a name that causes us to shudder with horror when we think of the terrible cruelty meted out to the prisoners confined there. No wonder he returned to his company, when exchanged, with broken health. He was sent home on a sick leave and after a rest of a few months volunteered for 100 days' service and was again taken prisoner and this time was confined to Bell Isle. At the close of the war he left Ohio, and come to Western Indiana, where he stayed four years. The conditions and climate there proving unhealthful he moved on and finally settled on the farm where he spent the rest of a long and useful life. The life he had lived among us has spoken more eloquently than words. Honesty and uprightness attended all his dealings. He taught school for several years and conducted his farm work, striving to reach his goal; to be happy, prosperous and useful citizen. He had enjoyed good health and had been a friend to all, giving friendly and legal advice as well as helpful Christian instruction. All know his great effort to make the social life of the community what it should be. His home was open to both young and old and many are the precious memories treasured by the old residents of happy times spent in his home. Sadness comes to our hearts when we recall our old veterans, who so often gathered in the room decorated in our country's colors, who have passed on before Uncle Andy. We can only name four who are left - Clay Lutz, of Clinton; John Hall, of Coal; Beck Delozier, of Leesville, and Uncle Noah Cloe of Hortense. He was a man among men. It was a great comfort to have so many of his children home during his last illness. All were constantly at his bedside administering to his every want, except Mrs. Hetty Nichols, who arrived Saturday, being unable to get to the funeral on account of the roads, and John and Hiram, who were unable to come on account of illness. There are 42 living grandchildren, 12 deceased; 26 great-grandchildren and four deceased. Funeral services were conducted at Tebo Baptist church Sunday.

McQUEEN, Bonnie B.
1902-1992
Englewood Cemetery (M), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Bonnie B. McQueen, 89, Northeast Kansas City, died February 24, 1992, at Trinity Lutheran Hospital. She was the widow of Andrew McQueen, who died in 1954 and their early ears were spent in Henry County. Mrs. McQueen was born in Boulder, Colorado, and lived in Kansas City for 50 years. She was a member of Bethany Baptist Church, 141 N. Lawndale, and It's Women's Missionary Society and Golden Circle Sunday school class. She was a member of the American Association of Retired Persons. Survivors include grand-nephews and grand-nieces. Survices were held at the church February 26 and burial was in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

McQUEEN, Buddy Ray
1942-1991
Holden Cemetery, Holden, Johnson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Buddy Ray McQueen, 49, Holden, passed away Friday, December 13, 1991 at the home. He was born May 26, 1942 in Clinton, the son of Luther E. and Lucy (Hart) McQueen. Mr. McQueen lived in Clinton until 1960 when he moved to Holden. He married Carolyn Anderson on January 2, 1960 in Clinton. He worked as a service attendant and mechanic for Sturgis-Dishman Phillips 66 Station in Holden from 1960 until 1973. From 1973 until 1978 he worked at Pleasant Hill Auto Supply in Pleasant Hill. He was a mechanic for Holm Chevrolet in Holden from 1978 to 1985 and since 1985 he was a small engine repairman for Heiman farm and Home Supply in Holden. He is survived by three daughters, Vivian Tucker, Clinton, Lisa Heiman, Holden, and Robin Jolley, Clinton; two sisters, Ginger Kirby, Clinton, and Kay Hodges, Blairstown; six grandchildren. Funeral services were held at Monday, December 16, 1991 at Ben Cast & Son-Wood Funeral Home, Holden. Burial was at Holden Cemetery, Holden.

McQUEEN, David J.
1945-2014
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
David J. McQueen, 68, of Clinton, Missouri died Wednesday evening, March 5, 2014 at the Golden Living Center-Westwood, in Clinton, Mo. He was born July 10, 1945 in Kansas City, Mo., the son of Raymond Walter McQueen and Ruby Irene (Hixson) McQueen. On September 30, 1966 David married Sue Kellner in Kansas City, Mo. She preceded him in death on November 22, 2007. David was a self-employed painter for 3M Painting. He loved to fish and hunt. Surviving are his son, David Kyle McQueen and his wife Shannon of Clinton, Mo.; one grandson, Tate McQueen; one granddaughter, Cailynn McQueen; one brother, Donald McQueen of Clinton, Mo.; one sister, Maxine Evans and her husband Bobbie of Clinton, Mo.; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by his parents, and one brother, Lee McQueen, Sr. Funeral services will be Monday, March 10, 2014 at the Bradley & Hadley Funeral Home, Clinton, Mo. Burial will be in the Clinton Memory Gardens Cemetery.

McQUEEN, Dorothy Marie SWAYZE
1898-1927
Tebo Church Cemetery, Leesville Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton, MO - Mrs. Dorthy Marie McQueen, of Leesville, wife of Andrew McQueen, passed away at the Stebbins hospital in Clinton, Thursday, November 3rd, (1927) at 4:30 o'clock at the age of 29 years, 2 months and 29 days. She was the daughter of James M. and Allie Swayze. She was of a bright, lovely disposition, a friend to all. She leaves her husband and a lovely little daughter, Lavenia Marie, too young to realize her great loss. Her life was full of good deeds, a willing worker in the church, a teacher who not only taught the lessons required in the schools but she instilled in the minds and hearts of her pupils the true lessons of life, fitting them for future usefulness in life. She will be sadly missed by her friends. No tribute can fully express the loss that we feel in her death. We may well follow in her footsteps and be as well prepared for the change awaiting us. We have this insurance "God giveth His beloved sleep." On Friday at 1 o'clock the remains were taken to Tebo cemetery and laid beside her darling babe, as she requested. There was a large audience awaiting the arrival and an impressive discourse was delivered by the M. E. minister. The music was appropriate and the sympathy expressed by the people was duly appreciated. Sincere thanks are extended to all who assisted the family in any way. Those who came from a distance were, her father and mother, J. M. Swayze, wife and sons, Lewis and Wayne, and daughter, Verna Fay, all of Kansas, and Ira Swayze, of Kansas City. Grandmother M. S. Rusk, and W. H. Rusk and son, W. W. Rusk and daughters, Gladys and Gertrude, of Deepwater, were in attendance. - A Correction: In writing the obituary of Mrs. Marie McQueen, I failed to say that her mother, Mrs. Swayze, and her sisters, Mrs. Vivian Pruessner and Mrs. Colene Stonger, were at her bedside during the time she was at the hospital, and that all were entertained at the home of Mrs. Stonger. I beg pardon for the mistake. - Mrs. Rusk, Sr.

McQUEEN, Elizabeth WOOLERY DAVIS
1907-1993
Laurel Oak Cemetery (M), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Elizabeth Woolery Davis McQueen, 85, Kansas City, formerly of Windsor, died Wednesday, May 26, 1993, at the Trinity Lutheran Hospital in Kansas City. She was born May 27, 1970, in Quitman, Missouri, the daughter of Charles Woolery and Ethel Lucus Woolery. In 1941, she married James F. McQueen, who preceded her in death April 10, 1984. Mrs. McQueen worked for the Lee Wald Garment Company and the National Bellas Hess Mail Order Company, both in Kansas City, for several years before her retirement. She was a member of the St. Aloysius Catholic Church, Kansas City, and the VFW Auxiliary, Kansas City. Survivors include five sons, Melvin Ross, San Diego, Ca.; Leo of Edwards, Charles Huntington, Mayetta, Ks., Bob McQueen, Independence; three stepdaughters, Ruby Fulson, Kansas City, Pat Gentry, West Palm Beach, Fl., Joyce Hall, Baldwin, Ks.; 24 grandchildren, 44 great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be Saturday, May 29, at the St. Bartholomew Catholic Church, in Windsor. Burial will be in the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

McQUEEN, Ellen Lucille McNEELY
1915-1998
Englewood Cemetery (M), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Ellen L. McQueen, 83, Kansas City, died Tuesday, November 10, 1998, at her home. Funeral services will be held Saturday, November 14, at Consalus Chapel, Clinton. Burial will be in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton. Mrs. McQueen was born August 26, 1915, in Coal, the daughter of Perry (Bob) McNeely and Lelia A. Martin McNeely. On February 7, 1933, she married William Herbert McQueen, who preceded her in death July 11, 1994. She moved from Henry County to Kansas City in 1947. She was a homemaker and a member of the Bethany Baptist Church. Survivors include her daughter, Vivian Fern Crutcher and husband, Jack, Parkville; three grandchildren, Ellen Schoonover, Mt. Hope, Kansas, Dianne Fishburn, Haysville, Kansas, and William R. Crutcher, Kansas City; 10 great-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter; one sister, Mildred Yearout, Kansas City, and a brother, Clifford McNeely, Ohatchee, Alabama.

McQUEEN, George Fletcher Jr.
1907-1993
Englewood Cemetery (M), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - George Fletcher McQueen, Jr. was born February 4, 1907 in Henry County, the son of George F. and Olive (Lutz) McQueen. He passed away October 18, 1993 at Sac-Osage Hospital in Osceola, at the age of 86. George was married to Gladys Carlton in March of 1926. Gladys preceded him in death in 1963. George was a veteran, serving his country in World War II. He was self-employed as a carpenter. He is survived by two sons, Dwayne C. McQueen, Hayward, Ca., George F. McQueen, III, Farmington, Ar.; two daughters, Willa M. Simmons, Independence, Wanda L. McPherson, Mesa, Az.; three brothers, Granville McQueen, Appleton City, Glenn McQueen, Burk Burnett, Tx., Gorman McQueen, Wilder, Id.; one sister, Genevra Snapp, Houston, Tx.; ten grandchildren, including Ferrel Bishop who lived with and cared for George; 15 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, a daughter, Lynetta; three brothers, Garland, Gib and Guy, and one sister, Geneva. Funeral services were Thursday, October 21, 1993 at Consalus Chapel, Clinton. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery.

McQUEEN, Granville LeRoy "Granny"
1911-2007
Englewood Cemetery (M), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jun 13 2007 - Granville LeRoy McQueen, the son of George and Maude (Lutz) McQueen, was born in Henry County, on February 17, 1911. He died on June 8, 2007 in Appleton City at the age of 96 years. Granville graduated from Clinton High School in 1929, then worked with his father in the building and construction trade for twelve years. He served his country in the Navy during World War II in New Guinea and Australia. He was united in marriage to Louise Helphrey May 9, 1937. To this union two children were born. After returning from the service, he served his apprenticeship doing watch and jewelry repair at the Fredrick Jewelry Store in Clinton. In October 1946, he and his family moved to Appleton City where he and Louise opened the A. C. Jewelry Store, which he owned and operated for more than 50 years. Granville was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church where he served as administrative board chairman, lay leader and was a member of the Methodist Men. He was Past Noble Grand of the Odd Fellows Lodge, a member of the Masonic Lodge, president of the Appleton City Optimist Club and served as city clerk for Appleton City for 30 years. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife and an infant son. He is survived by his daughter, Evonne Helms and husband Doug, Stockton; one granddaughter Catherine Jo Brownsberger of Springfield, and two grandsons, Phil Helms of Springtown, Texas, and Steve Helms of Hot Springs, Arkansas. Funeral services were held at Hill & Son Funeral Home, Appleton City, Monday June 11. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

McQUEEN, Lee Ray
1936-2011
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Sep 1 2011 - Lee Ray McQueen, Sr., born Nov. 18, 1936, in Clinton, died on Wednesday, July 27, 2011, at Golden Valley Memorial Hospital, Clinton, surrounded by love from his family. Lee was preceded in death by his parents, Raymond and Ruby McQueen, and his baby sister, Shirley Ann. Lee painted for numerous families and businesses in Clinton and surrounding areas for 55 years. He tried to retire many times over the last few years of his life, but had special customers who kept him painting. Lee loved the outdoors, so took that love to a smaller brush and painted on turkey feathers, saw blades, wood and canvas as a hobby. Lee was a great cook. Family members would try to recreate his many fabulous meals, but the final word would always be "Dad's was better." Lee loved to hunt, but his most enjoyable days were when he was with his son, Mac, going to numerous bow shoots. Lee loved his pets and treasured and took great care of all of them. He was always surrounded by many special friends and family. Lee was married to his beloved wife, Donna (Flippen) McQueen in 1990, who survives of the home. Lee and Donna's love was evident to all from the great care they took of each other. Lee is also survived by two sons, Lee "Mac" McQueen, Jr. and wife, Chris, Clinton, and David Shearer and wife, Michele, Springfield; five daughters, Tracy Trumble of Clinton, Michale Mothersbaugh and husband, Marty, Clinton, Jeannine Kentner of Lee's Summit, Jeannette Boyce and husband, Junior, Excelsior Springs, Jennifer McQueen of Lee's Summit; one sister, Maxine Evans and husband, Bobbie, and two brothers, Don McQueen and David McQueen, all of Clinton, as well as 13 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews and a host of great friends. Lee will be sadly missed by all who knew him. Funeral services were held at Vansant-Mills Chapel, Clinton, on Monday, Aug. 1. Interment was in Clinton Memory Gardens, Clinton.

McQUEEN, Lorraine O. KROOS
1911-2002
Laurel Oak Cemetery (M), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Daily Democrat, Oct 1 2002 - Lorraine (Kroos) McQueen, 90, Windsor, died late Sunday evening, September 29, 2002, at the Windsor Health Care and Rehabilitation Center in Windsor. She was born on October 1, 1911, in Benton County, the daughter of Henry Chris Kroos and Mary Margaret (Means) Kroos. On March 2, 1931, in Sedalia, she married Able Daniel McQueen, who died March 12, 1976. She was a homemaker and had worked for Wesley Allen in his fishing lure company in Windsor for many years. She was a former member of Meadow Queen Rebekah Lodge #528 Windsor. She is survived by two nieces, Janet Beaston, Marland, Oklahoma, and Jean Moore, Amarillo, Texas. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a sister, Ola Garoutte. Graveside services will be Wednesday, October 2, at the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

McQUEEN, Nellie BRIGGS
1883-1924
Tebo Church Cemetery, Leesville Twp, Henry Co, MO
Nellie McQueen, nee Briggs, died Nov. 21, 1924. She was born October 14th, 1883, in Henry county, near Leesville, where she grew up to young womanhood. She was a daughter of Daniel and Alice Briggs. On July 20th, 1901, she was united in marriage to Abel E. McQueen. To this union 13 children were born, one dying. Early in life she was converted and united with the Tebo Baptist church, to which she was true and faithful until after her marriage when she united with the Methodist church, to be with her husband. She was ever a true, devoted child of God - a faithful devotee to the old time religion, manifesting a great interest in the spiritual welfare of her family and others. When in the home of her parents she was obedient, kind and loving, honoring her father and mother. After her marriage she was a true and devoted wife, fulfilling all the duties of a devoted companion and helpmate; as a mother, pouring out a mother's love and life for her children. No burden was too heavy for her to attempt, or sacrifice too great to bear, but human strength and power can go so far and God has said: "It's enough, dear child; come Home, rest from thy labors and thy work will follow." She has gone to be with Jesus, her dear mother and the dear son for whom she went to the grave sorrowing, who had just crossed the river, where the burdens of life are over, pain and suffering are no more, where the wicked cease from troubling and the weary are at rest. She leaves a husband, 12 children, a dear old father, three brothers and two sisters, with a host of other relatives and friends, to follow on and fight the battles of life. Surely she has fought the good fight, finished her course and kept the faith. May a kind Heavenly Father sustain the husband in this time of great loss, and the dear motherless children find in Jesus the dear motherly care and sympathy which He alone can give, and may they all early in life seek Him and be prepared to meet mother in Heaven, where they can find each broken link and be an unbroken family with the great family of God, is the prayer of her uncle, Billie Briggs. Burial at Tebo.

McQUEEN, Pearl STRAFFORD
1901-2004
Englewood Cemetery (M), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Feb 3 2004 - Pearl McQueen, 102, Sedalia, died Sunday, February 1, 2004, at her home in Sedalia. She was born February 28, 1901, in Henry County, the daughter of Clark and Anna Elizabeth Crowder Strafford. She was married April 28, 1934, to Don McQueen, who died in 1971. She was baptized March 14, 1914, and later became a member of Coal Methodist Church. A long teaching career began in 1919 after taking state exams in Clinton. She enrolled in a six-week teaching instruction at CMSU in Warrensburg. She continued her teaching at Striped College until 1969, when she retired as principal after a teaching career of 50 years. She was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church, UMW and was a Sunday School teacher for many years; OES where she served as Worthy Matron and was a Grand Representative to Delaware and president of SOOB Beauceant Assembly. she was a lifetime member of the Shrine Auxiliary and Missouri Parent Teachers Association, White Shrine, Retired Teachers, Garden Club, Extension Club, a card club, homemakers club and AARP. She is survived by nieces and nephews, Nancy Shaw, Alice Jones, Virginia Bell, Betty Heuermann and Clark Strafford, all of Wyoming, LaVerne Sink, Osceola, JoAnn Little, Springfield, Robert Trenary, Phoenix, Arizona, Donna Charles, Eula Fern Price and Ronda Brasier, all of Clinton, and many great- and great-great- and great-great-great-nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be Thursday, February 5, at McLaughlin Funeral Chapel, Sedalia. Burial will be in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

McQUEEN, Raymond W.
1914-1994
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Daily Democrat - Raymond W. McQueen, 80, died Wednesday, August 26, 1994, at his home at 213 West Benton Street, Clinton. He was born in Lincoln on August 6, 1914, the son of Able Elsworth and Nellie Briggs McQueen. He married Ruby Hixson on April 19, 1935. They moved from Clinton to Kansas City in 1942, where he worked at the North American Bomber Plant. They returned to Clinton in 1945. He was an auto mechanic for Alva Allen Chevrolet for six years, also for Woody Motors for a few years before going to work for Walker Ford Motor Company where he worked until his retirement in 1976. He enjoyed his retirement and being with his family. He liked to fish and enjoyed gardening, especially growing nice tomatoes. In the fall, he liked to cut firewood. He was a member of the Hickory Chapel United Methodist Church. He is survived by his wife, Ruby, of the home; three sons, Lee Ray McQueen, Donald E. McQueen and David J. McQueen, and one daughter, Maxine Evans, all of Clinton; one brother, Wayne McQueen, Tulsa, Oklahoma; two sisters, Rhoda Siercks, Clinton, and Alice Yearout, Kansas City; nine grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

McQUEEN, Ruby Irene HIXSON
1917-1999
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Ruby Irene McQueen, 81, Clinton, died Wednesday, June 30, 1999, at the Golden Valley Hospital. Funeral services will be held Saturday, July 3, at the Consalus Chapel, Clinton. Burial will be in the Clinton Memory Gardens Cemetery. Mrs. McQueen was born September 22, 1917, in Gerster, the daughter of Joseph F. and Ida M. (Hudson) Hixson. On April 19, 1935, in Tightwad, she married Raymond McQueen, who preceded her in death. Mrs. McQueen was a member of the Quarles Baptist Church. Survivors include a daughter, D. Maxine Evans; three sons, Lee Ray McQueen, Donald E. McQueen and David J. McQueen, all of Clinton; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Including her husband, sisters and a number of other family members, Mrs. McQueen was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Shirley Ann McQueen.

McQUEEN, Susanna KELLNER
1943-2007
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Dec 3 2007 - Susanna Kellner McQueen, age 64 of Clinton, Missouri passed away Wednesday, November 14, 2007 at her home. Graveside services will be Monday, November 19, 2007 at Clinton Memory Gardens Cemetery. Susanna was born in Sedalia, Missouri. She worked in the environmental services department of Golden Valley Memorial Hospital for seven years. She was preceded in death by her parents, Louis and Kathleen Kellner and one brother and one sister. She is survived by her husband, David of the home; one son, Kyle McQueen and wife, Shannon and two grandchildren, Cailynn McQueen and Tate McQueen, all of Clinton; two sisters, and three brothers, as well as a number of brother-in-laws and sister-in-laws and nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends.

McQUEEN, Thomas Leroy
1939-1939
Englewood Cemetery (M), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton, MO - Babe In Heaven - Thomas Leroy, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Granville McQueen, returned to the Heavenly Father the eve of his natal day, January 13, 1939, after a few hours stay with his parents at their home, 823 South Hudson Street. With the Master, in eternal glory, he is waiting for his beloved parents; blossoming as a fair flower about the Throne of Grace. Besides the parents, he is also survived by his paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. G. F. McQueen, and maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Levi Helphrey. Short services were conducted at the house Saturday afternoon and burial at Englewood.

McQUEEN, Wilbur Glen
1921-1992
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Wilbur Glen McQueen, 72, Glendale, Ca., was born Jan. 1, 1921 in Benton County, near Lincoln. He passed away at his home October 11, 1992. Cremation. Memorial services were held Saturday, March 20, at Tebo Baptist Church. Mr. McQueen was the son of Nellie Briggs and A. E. McQueen. He joined the Hickory Chapel Methodist Church when he was 13. He was married to Welma Wright Parrish Oct. 26, 1942. They were divorced in 1978. They have remained friends through the years. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife Pat and a son, Wilbur Eugene McQueen, age 6 1/2 who died in 1950; nine brothers and sisters. He entered the U. S. Army in Jan. 1943 and served both in the states and Germany until August 1945. After the war he held several jobs in the Clinton area before moving to Kansas City. In Kansas City he worked for Armour and Co. as a driver. In 1956 he and his family moved to Glendale, Ca., where he worked for Hellwig Products. He spent all of his years there in the same general area except for a couple of years when the company sent him to San Diego to open a new office. He was always a favorite uncle with all the nieces and nephews as well as their children. When he came home on vacation everyone was excited to see him. On vacations when the families here would visit him in California, he was always pleased to see them. They both worked but always had a spare key and everyone was invited to make themselves at home. In the evenings he always did his best to see each person was entertained. If the kids were old enough to know their numbers or look at pictures he had a game for them or a deck of cards in hand. He loved to fish. Weekends often found him at the lake, sitting in his boat with rod and reel in hand. He was also one of the world's greatest teasers. Everyone of his family can think of at least one trick he played on them at some time. He could always make them laugh when no one else could. He just had that special ability. His kindness also extended to those he didn't know. One of his friend's nephew had a serious accident not too far from where he lived. He was so considerate he even run a shuttle service from the airport to the hotel for them. People who he had never seen before. Wilbur is survived by a son, Harold Parrish, Highland, Ca.; three brothers, Herbert McQueen, Kansas City, Raymond McQueen, Clinton, and Wayne McQueen, Tulsa, Ok.; two sisters, Alice Yearout, Kansas City, and Rhoda Siercks, Clinton; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

McQUEEN, William Herbert
1909-1994
Englewood Cemetery (M), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Daily Democrat - William Herbert McQueen of northeast Kansas City was born in Benton County near Lincoln, February 17, 1909. He died at Research Hospital in Kansas City, July 11, 1994. He was married to Ellen Lucille McNeely February 7, 1933. From this union one daughter, Vivian Fern, was born. He was saved while a young man at Hickory Chapel Methodist Church. He was a farmer for much of his early ears. In 1947 he moved to the Kansas City area where he worked as weigh master for Willcott and Lincoln Grain Elevators. He retired in 1965. He was born to Able Ellsworth McQueen and Nellie Briggs McQueen. He was the fifth child of a family of 13. He also had one half-brother and one half-sister. He was preceded in death by both parents, six brothers and four sisters. He is survived by his wife, Ellen, of the home; a daughter, Vivian Crutcher of Parkville; three grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; two brothers, Raymond McQueen of Clinton and Wayne McQueen of Sapulpa, Oklahoma; two sisters, Rhoda Siercks, Clinton, and Alice Yearout of Kansas City. Funeral services were Thursday, July 14, at the Consalus Chapel, Clinton. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

McQUILLEN, Mary Jo CARL
1926-2002
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Mar 11 2002 - Mary Jo McQuillen, daughter of Paul H. and Lenora A. McCormick Carl, was born August 27, 1926, in Cherryvale, Kansas. She departed this life Sunday, February 24, 2002, in Christian Healthcare East, in Springfield, at the age of 75 years, five months and 27 days. On August 17, 1946, she was united in marriage to Dee McQuillen, Jr. and together they shared the last 55 years. She was preceded in death by her parents, and a son, Mark Landis. Mary Jo is survived by her husband, Dee, of the home; two daughters, Dee Ann Johnson and her husband, Tom, Omaha, Nebraska, and Vickie Lynn Evans, Aurora, Colorado; two sons, Monte McQuillen and his wife, Debora, Clinton, and Michael Paul McQuillen and his wife, Brenda, Galesburg, Illinois; 11 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; a brother and sister-in-law, William and Nancy Carl, Chanute, Kansas; a sister, Shirley Brothers, Waco, Texas; a brother-in-law, Jay McQuillen and his wife, Marilyn, Bettendorf, Iowa; a sister-in-law, Wylla Zink, Hermitage, Tennessee; several nieces and nephews, as well as a host of other relatives and friends. She was born and raised in the Cherryvale, Kansas, community, and graduated from the Cherryvale High School. She then attended Cadet nurses training. After she and Dee were married, they lived in Kansas and Missouri, before making their home in Galesburg, Illinois. Throughout the years, Mary Jo was a devoted and hardworking homemaker and the primary caregiver for her son, Mark. In 1993, she and Dee moved to Lebanon to be close to Bennett Springs State Park. Mary Jo was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Galesburg, Illinois, and after moving to the Lebanon area, was an active member of the Bennett Springs Church of God. While living in Galesburg, she was a hospital volunteer and enjoyed making crafts for the annual Christmas Bazaar. After moving to the Bennett Springs area, she continued her passion for trout fishing, and taught fly-fishing for Becoming An Outdoor Woman. Shopping was a great joy in her life and she especially liked buying things for her grandchildren. She loved all holidays, particularly Christmas. She was outgoing and treasured the time she spent with friends. Mary Jo was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and sister and was a caring and loving friend. She will be fondly remembered and greatly missed by all those who knew and loved her. Funeral services were held at the Holman-Howe Funeral Home in Lebanon on Wednesday, February 27. Graveside service was held Thursday, February 28, at the Memorial Garden Cemetery, Galesburg, Illinois. Pall bearers were grandsons, Scott Evans, Darin Evans, Aaron Johnson, Seth Johnson, Adam Johnson and Paul McQuillen.

McQUINN, Maurice A. Rev.
1913-2001
Clinton Daily Democrat, Dec 26 2001 - Rev. Maurice A. McQuinn, 88, Kansas City, died Sunday, December 23, 2001, at St. Joseph Health Center. Mass of Christian Burial will be Thursday, December 27, at Christ the King Church. Entombment will be in Mt. Olivet Mausoleum. Rev. McQuinn was born April 17, 1913, in St. Joseph. He was ordained a Catholic priest June 3, 1939, in St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church by Bishop Le Blond, with his first Mass Sunday, June 4, 1939. He was a Catholic priest for 62 years, retiring in June 1988. His last assignment as pastor was at Coronation Parish in Grandview and Senior Priest In Residence at Christ the King Church. He attended grade school at St. Francis. He graduated with highest honors from Christian Brothers High School in St. Joseph. He studied six years at Kenrich Seminary in St. Louis, graduating with highest honors from the School of Technology. He served in many parishes in Kansas City, St. Joseph, Clinton and Hannibal, all in Missouri. He was preceded in death by his parents, Michael J. and Mary E. (Growney) McQuinn. He is survived by one sister, Margaret Mary McQuinn, of the home, along with numerous cousins.

McQUITTY, George Hazard
1906-1989
Englewood Cemetery (M), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
George Hazard McQuitty was born Sep 27, 1906 to William Thomas and Lucy Wray Hazard McQuitty of the Norris Community. He was united in marriage to Nannie Marie Johnson on Feb 11, 1928. To this union four children were born, Gene of Olathe, KS; Harold of Lee's Summit; Joan Woody of Lee's Summit; and David of Kansas City. George and Nannie Marie farmed for a number of years, then ran the Norris grocery store for two years. In 1945 they purchased the Coal grocery store and home where George resided until his death. The last ten years of working life were spent in the housekeeping department of the Golden Valley Memorial Hospital. He retired a little over two years ago. He was preceded in death by his wife, Nannie Marie, in 1966, his parents and one brother, Dr. James T. McQuitty. He is survived by four sisters, Hildreth Paul, Helen Clevenger, Margaret Tillman and Catherine McArthur; two brothers, Howard McQuitty and Wray McQuitty, the four children mentioned above, seven grandchildren and sixteen great-grandchildren. George was baptized at an early age and was a member of the Good Hope Baptist Church. Funeral services were Tuesday, Aug 1, at Consalus Chapel. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery.

McQUITTY, George W. Jr.
1839-1914
Carrsville Cemetery, Big Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Death of a Pioneer - George W. McQuitty died at his home near Petersburg October 20th, with dropsy. He had been ailing for several years, but only bedfast for a few weeks before his death. He was born in Boone county September 16, 1839. He spent his youth in that county, but in 1862 enlisted in the Confederate army, in company C Sixth Missouri Infantry. March 18, 1866 he married Lucinda Goslin, from his native county and a year later came to Henry county and bought 280 acres of land which he improved and was his home until his death. He lost his first wife October 1870. To this union three children have been given, two have been called home. January 1875 he married Miss Martha Johnson, who was called home about three years ago. Six children were born to this union, all of whom are living. Brother McQuitty was converted when a young man and united with the Walnut Grove Baptist church in his native county. When Corinth Baptist church was organized he was one of the constituent members, and was the Senior Deacon at the time of his death, being a faithful and loyal member of the church he loved so well. A good man has gone to his reward, and he is missed from the associations of his home, his community, and his church; his influence was on the side of right and he lived a true and noble life. This is but a bare outline of a busy life - nothing of the inner life - its sorrows, inspiration and hopes. He will be greatly missed by all but the most by his daughter, Miss Alice, who has devoted her whole life to her father and the ministery to his needs. May she and the other children be comforted that he is alive unto God and sheltered in his all surrounding and all pervading love. The surviving children are: John McQuitty, Welsh, Okla; Will and George, on the old home farm; Mrs. Clinton Butcher, Norris; Mrs Leonard Maize, south of Chilhowee; Mrs. Charley Crews, Petersburg and Miss Alice at home. The funeral services took place at Corinth church October 22nd, by Rev. S. M. Victor of Independence. The remains were laid to rest in the cemetery near by. A large number of friends and relatives were at the funeral.

McQUITTY, George Washington
1912-2002
Carpenter Cemetery, Chilhowee, Johnson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 7 2002 - George Washington "G. W." McQuitty, 89, Chilhowee, died Friday, January 4, 2002, at his son's home in Chilhowee. He was born May 27, 1912, south of Chilhowee, the son of George Newton McQuitty and Henrietta Hanna McQuitty. He had been a dairy farmer. He was a member of the Holden First Baptist Church and the Warrensburg Lodge No. 673. On September 2, 1933, in Warrensburg, he married Ruth Hanes, who died January 13, 1989. He is survived by two daughters, Betty Davis and husband, Paul, LaMonte, and Linda Jenkins and husband, Clayton, Lee's Summit; a son, George McQuitty, Chilhowee; five sisters, Mildred VanPelt, Harrisonville, Evelyn Mouse, Adrain, Anna Mae Coe, Chilhowee, Mary Ruth Childers and Martha Gray, both of Clinton; eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a sister Ora Richardson, and two brothers, Morris and Everett McQuitty. Funeral services were Monday, January 7, at Williams Funeral Chapel in Warrensburg, with burial in the Carpenter Cemetery.

McQUITTY, Harold Lee
1930-2007
Englewood Cemetery (M), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jun 25 2007 - Harold Lee McQuitty, 76, Lee's Summit, died Friday June 22, 2007 at St. Luke's Hospital. Harold was born September 7, 1930, near Garland, the second child of George Hazard and Nannie Marie (Johnson) McQuitty, grandson of William Thomas and Lucy Wray (Hazard) McQuitty and George A. and Eunice W. (Benezette) Johnson, all of whom preceded him in death. Harold grew up in Henry County, graduating from Clinton High School in 1948. After working a short while at the Windsor Shoe Factory and helping his father in the grocery business, he spent the rest of his working years in the sheet metal trade, a member of Sheet Metal Local No. 2 in the Kansas City area. Harold was baptized at 15 years of age and joined Good Hope Baptist Church, near Coal. Later his membership was moved to Lee's Summit First Baptist Church. He was united in marriage to Lila June McCurley on November 1, 1953. They made their home first in Kansas City and then in Lee's Summit. To this union two daughters were born. Harold is survived by his wife; daughters, Carolyn Sue (David) Todd and Mary Catherine (Frank) Dreiling; grandchildren, Adam (Julia) Todd, Tabitha (Jared) Shaver, Heather, Emily and Rachel Todd; great-grandchildren, Jeremiah and Morgan Todd; brothers, Gene (Wilma) McQuitty and David (Kris) McQuitty; sister JoAn (Jerry) Woody; two aunts, Catherine McArthur and Wilma Johnson; nieces and nephews and many cousins and friends. A kind, loving and patient man, he spent his life striving to be helpful to those who needed him. In his last nine years he dealt with Parkinson's Disease without complaint. He valued his friends highly and loved his family dearly. He gave every person he met his respect. He greatly enjoyed car racing, American history and traveling. He worked hard and appreciated life. His calm, happy and loving presence are sadly missed by his wife and family. Funeral services were held at Consalus Funeral Home in Clinton on June 26. Burial was at Englewood Cemetery.

McQUITTY, Hattie A. FREEMAN
1877-1903
Swindle Cemetery, Shawnee Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Missouri, Apr 18 1903 - Died at the home of Mrs. Eliza Royston, her granddaughter, Hattie A. McQuitty, whose sweet, gentle spirit was wafted from earth April 10, 1903. She was born May 28, 1877; married to W. T. McQuitty October 2, 1901. Bereft of a mother's care and tender love in infancy, she was reared to womanhood by her devoted grandmother, Mammy Royston. At the early age of 12, she put her trust in the Savior and united with the M.E. Church, South. Only a few short months have passed since she was taken to a beautiful home prepared by her husband for a happy bride. When her health failed and she realized that she must soon bid goodbye to her circle of friends, she made all the necessary arrangements to go and told her husband to meet her in heaven. she leaves her heartbroken husband, grandmother, father, stepmother, two sisters, three brothers and a darling little babe, who will never know a mother's love. In her hand she held a white lily and on her pure white casket were carnations and white roses, her favorite flowers.

McQUITTY, Martha Mildred JOHNSON
1845-1909
Carrsville Cemetery, Big Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Died at the family home five miles south of Chilhowee, December 19, 1909, Mrs. Martha McQuitty, aged 64 years. The body laid to rest in Carrsville Cemetery. Deceased had been for many years a resident of this county and is universally mourned. She leaves a husband, G. W. McQuitty and six children: John, Will, and George McQuitty, Mrs. Clint Butcher, Mrs. Chas. Crews, Mrs. Leonard Maize and Miss Alice McQuitty. The death of Mrs. McQuitty marks the passing of a noble, lovable woman. She was a devout member of the Christian church and conscientiously lived her religion. Her memory will ever be cherished in the hearts of those who loved her. (NOTE - John is actually her stepson. His mother was Lucinda Goslin, G. W.'s first wife who died after moving to Henry Co, but is buried in Boone Co. Martha's maiden name was Johnson. She is a sister to Amanda Edith Johnson Sullivan. - Charles & Jane Bailey)

McQUITTY, Mary Lucretia COOK
1907-1995
Holden Cemetery, Holden, Johnson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Mary Lucretia McQuitty, 88, Clinton, died Sunday, December 10, 1995, at Meadowbrook Manor in Clinton. She was born April 22, 1907, in Hadsell, the daughter of John Thomas and Hattie (Wilmott) Cook. She graduated from Blairstown High School in 1925 and lived within 15 miles of Holden most of her life. In 1992 she moved to Clinton. On September 27, 1927, she married William Howard McQuitty. Mrs. McQuitty was a member of the Holden Presbyterian Church. She had been a member of 4-H and served as a leader for 50 years. She had been a member of Union Chapel Extension Club since 1928, and served as president of Johnson County Extension clubs for two terms. She was a member of the Holden Garden Club. Mr. and Mrs. McQuitty owned and operated McQuitty's Restaurant in Holden for 10 years. Mrs. McQuitty was a talented gardener and cook. She leaves her husband, William Howard McQuitty, Clinton; several cousins, including Betty Ruth Crawford, Tebbetts, and several nieces and nephews by marriage. Funeral services were Wednesday, December 13, at Ben Cast & Son-Wood Funeral Home, Holden. Burial was in the Holden Cemetery.

McQUITTY, Morris
1914-1981
Morris McQuitty, 67, of Houston, TX, formerly of Henry County, died July 4, in Houston. He was born on June 28, 1914, in Henry County, the son of G. N. and Henrietta (Hanna) McQuitty. He was a Navy veteran of World War II and was an active member of the Baptist Church. He had worked as an accountant for Gulf Oil Co, for 40 years. He married Lillian Walters on October 24, 1943, in San Francisco, CA. She survives. Also surviving are three sons, Rev. David McQuitty, Fort Worth, TX; Don McQuitty of Pasadena, CA; Dennis McQuitty of Houston, TX; two daughters, Kathleen McAninch and Karen Johnson of Houston; five grandchildren; five sisters, Mildred Von Pelt of Adrian, Evelyn Mouse of Adrian, Anna Mae Coe of Chilhowee, Mary Ruth Shanks of Warrensburg and Martha Gray of Blairstown. One sister preceded him in death. Two brothers also survive, G. W. McQuitty of Warrensburg and Everett McQuitty of Chilhowee. Funeral services and burial were in Houston, TX.

McQUITTY, Richard Everett Sr.
1918-1999
Carrsville Cemetery, Big Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Richard Everett McQuitty, Sr. was born January 23, 1918, to George Newton McQuitty and Henrietta (Hanna) McQuitty. He died January 11, 1999, at his home near Chilhowee. He attended Agricola Grade School, Norris High School and Chillicothe Business School. He was a lifelong resident of Henry County where he was a dairy farmer until his retirement in 1989. He was a member of Corinth Baptist Church. He married Rowena Martin on January 10, 1941, in Lexington. He is survived by two sons, Richard E. McQuitty, Jr. and wife, Ileene, and Robert McQuitty and wife, Carolyn, Chilhowee; eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Other survivors include one brother, G. W. McQuitty, Warrensburg, and five sisters, Mildred Van Pelt, Harrisonville, Evelyn Mouse, Adrain, Anna Mae Coe, Chilhowee, Mary Childers and Martha Gray, both of Clinton. He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Morris McQuitty, and one sister, Ora Richardson. Everett enjoyed being outdoors, farming, hunting and always having a pet dog. He loved his home and family. He especially enjoyed attending the ball games of his sons and grandchildren throughout the years. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends. Funeral services were Thursday, January 14, at Corinth Baptist Church near Chilhowee, with burial in Carrsville Cemetery, Chilhowee. The eight pall bearers for Mr. McQuitty were also his grandsons. They were Andy McQuitty, Clint McQuitty, Tony Bryant, Matthew McQuitty, Nathan Manning, John Winders, Brian Spears and Tom Spears.

McQUITTY, Rowena MARTIN
1920-2010
Carrsville Cemetery, Big Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Rowena Martin McQuitty, age 90, of Chilhowee, Missouri, passed away Wednesday, July 7, 2010 at Golden Living Center-Westwood, Clinton, Missouri. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, July 13, 2010 at Cornith Baptist Church, Chilhowee, Missouri with burial in the Carrsville Cemetery, Chilhowee. Rowena was born in Bates County, Missouri, the daughter of James and Laura (Adams) Martin. She was a secretary for Sanabeck's Insurance Company before retiring. She was a member of Cornith Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; one grandson; and one brother. Rowena is survived by her two sons, Richard McQuitty and wife Ileene, and Robert McQuitty and wife, Carolyn all of Chilhowee, Missouri; one brother Ray Gene Martin and wife Ona Lee of Independence, Missouri; six grandchildren, Clint McQuitty, Andy McQuitty, Laura Bronson, Matthew McQuitty, Monica Winders and Melissa Perry and 12 great-grandchildren.

McQUITTY, William Howard
1903-2000
Holden Cemetery, Holden, Johnson Co, MO
Clinton Daily Democrat, Clinton, MO, Jan 2 2001 - William Howard McQuitty, 97, Clinton, Mo. died Saturday, December 30, 2000, at Golden Valley Hospital in Clinton. He was born February 18, 1903, in Huntingdale, Mo., the son of William Thomas and Hattie Adelia (Freeman) McQuitty. He married Mary Lucretia Cook on September 7, 1927. She died December 10, 1995. He was a member of the Cornith Baptist Church in Norris. He is survived by one sister, Catherine McArthur; one brother-in-law, C. O. Tillman, Clinton, and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by six brothers and sisters. Funeral services will be Wednesday at Ben Cast & Son-Wood Funeral Home, Holden. Burial will be in Holden Cemetery.

McREYNOLDS, James Oliver "J.O."
1925-2015
James O. McReynolds, age 90 years, of Chilhowee, Missouri passed away Wednesday, September 9, 2015 at the Country Club Care Center in Warrensburg, Missouri. James Oliver McReynolds, (J.O) was born in Chilhowee, Missouri on September 6th, 1925 the son of Guy and Iva Albin McReynolds. J.O's boyhood was spent in Chilhowee, where he worked side by side with his father (Guy McReynolds) on the family farm and attended Chilhowee School. J.O was married to his wife, Cleo Collins McReynolds for 65 wonderful years. During their marriage they had three daughters; Julie, Jane and Jacqueline. During the Korean conflict, he joined the Army at the age of 17, before being drafted and served as a guard and cook. He was anxious to return home and completed his education while farming. He also started a construction business where he built and remolded many homes in the Clinton area. In the early 80s, J.O retired from construction and farmed full-time, raising cattle and row cropping. J.O's daughter, Jacqueline, and her husband Michael, as well two grandchildren, Blake and Christina Hoppe have continued his legacy of raising cattle and taking care of the 5th generation farm. J.O enjoyed his membership in the SAR along with restoring antique cars that he collected. As a child he had a love for horses and always kept a pony for his grandkids to enjoy on the farm. He had a great love for his grandchildren and they will fondly remember his signature Key stripped overalls and long sleeved denim shirts. They will also cherish memories of pony cart rides with grandpa, as well as checkers games, card games and making sure everyone had a bowl of popcorn. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Bobby Guy McReynolds. He is survived by three daughters, Julie and husband Dennis of Anderson, Indiana, Jane Rutter of Long Beach, California, and Jacqueline and husband Michael of Chilhowee, Missouri: as well as 11 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.

McREYNOLDS, Patsy J. BLEVINS
1935-1999
Floral Hills Cemetery, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
Patsy J. McReynolds, 64, Oak Grove, Mo, passed away Monday, Jan 25, 1999, at St. Mary's Hospital Blue Springs. Funeral services will be held Friday, Jan. 29, at D. W. Newcomer's Sons Floral Hills Chapel; burial in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens. Ms. McReynolds was born Jan 9, 1935, in Ozark, Mo. She leaves her daughter Brenda Wyman, Bates City, Mo; sons, Robert W. Barlow Independence, Mo, and Dean Alan McReynolds, Kansas City, Mo; sister, Iva Lee Boley, Independence, Mo; brother, Harold D. Blevins, Clinton, Mo; 7 grandchildren; 4 great-grand children, and numerous nieces and nephews.

McREYNOLDS, Phillip M.
1917-2001
Missouri Veterans Cemetery, Springfield, Greene Co, MO
Clinton Daily Democrat, Nov 16 2001 - Phillip M. McReynolds, 84, Clinton, a retired United States Army Sergeant Major and veteran of World War II, Korea and Vietnam, died Monday, November 12, 2001, at Liberty Hospital. A graveside service with military honors will be Monday, November 19, at the Missouri State Veterans Cemetery, Springfield. Arrangements are under the direction of Waynesville Memorial Chapel. He is survived by three daughters, Jeri Davis and her husband, Den, Hot Springs Village, Arkansas, Joan Bales and her husband, Dick, Waynesville, and Lee Michelle McReynolds of Blue Springs, and one son, Phil McReynolds and his wife, Kathy, Springfield; three grandchildren.

McSPADDEN, Daisy WADE
1910-2005
Paul Cemetery, Shawnee Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jul 13 2005 - Daisy Wade McSpadden was born December 2, 1910, in the Leeton area, daughter of Meredith and Jesse Tillman Wade. She died July 6, 2005, at her home. She married Clarence McSpadden December 26, 1928, in Clinton. He preceded her in death January 24, 1984. She retired from the Town and Country Shoe Factory in Warrensburg after 17 years. She was a very creative person, making quilts, tending her garden and her cattle. She was in love with life and enjoyed keeping busy and always looking forward. Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband; her daughter JoAnn Arnold; one great-grandson, Clarence Michael McSpadden; three brothers and three sisters. Survivors include her two sons, Charles Owen McSpadden, Hiawatha, Kansas, Ralph Kent McSpadden, Liberty; six grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren; sister-in-law Ruth Wade, Havelock, Iowa, plus numerous nieces and nephews. Graveside services were held July 9 at Paul Cemetery. Following the services at graveside, family and friends met at the Shawnee Mound Cumberland Presbyterian Church to continue the celebration of Daisy's life.

McVAY, Anna Harriet RAMSDELL
1881-1961
Maplewood & Brownington Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
Last Rites for Anna Ramsdell McVay - Anna Ramsdell, daughter of Albert and Sarah Ramsdell was born in Michigan, April 1, 1881, and departed this life at the Wetzel Hospital in Clinton, on Monday, March 27, 1961 at the age of 79 years, 11 months and 10 days. She was united in marriage to Roland McVay, Dec. 23, 1897 at Warsaw. to this union were born 9 children, 3 of whom preceded her in death, Pernal Joe, Wilford and Ross. Her family was raised in the Warsaw vicinity the past 42 years at the present home where she lived with her sons Lawrence and Marvin since her husband's death, May 1952. As a young girl she gave her life to Christ, united with the Baptist Church, where she remained a faithful member of the Hogles Creek Church at the time of her death. Her devoted Christian life was an inspiration to her family and friends. She was a loving mother and a thoughtful neighbor. She is survived by 5 sons and one daughter, Lawrence and Marvin of the home, Elsie Cureton, Warsaw, Griffa of Norcatur, Kansas, Leo, Salt Lake City, Utah, Albert, Oberlin, Kansas, a daughter-in-law Mrs. Ross McVay, Oberlin, Kansas. One sister, Gertie Custer of Amsterdam, Missouri, 10 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren, other relatives and a host of friends also survive. Funeral services were conducted at the Baptist Church in Brownington on Thursday, March 30. She was laid to rest in the Maplewood Cemetery at Brownington.

McVAY, James Rolland
1875-1952
Maplewood & Brownington Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
Burial Service for J. R. McVay - Had Lived More Than Half Century on Farm Near Warsaw - Funeral services for James Rolland McVay, 76, were held Tuesday afternoon in the Reser Funeral Chapel. Burial was in the Brownington Cemetery. James Rolland McVay, son of Joseph and Jennie Lehew McVay, was born in Saline County, Missouri, October 9, 1875 and departed this life at his farm home near Warsaw, on May 11, 1952 at the age of 76 years, 7 months and 2 days. He was married to Anna Harriette Ramsdell on December 23, 1897 and since then has resided in the local community. Nine children were born to this union, two of whom preceded him in death. He is survived by his widow, Anna McVay, one daughter, Elsie Cureton of near Warsaw, and six sons, Lawrence and Marvin of the home, Griffa of Norcatur, Kansas, Leo of Salt Lake City, Utah, Ross of Flemington, Missouri, and Albert of Kanona, Kansas. Besides these he leaves one brother, Harry McVey of Brownington, Missouri, a half-sister Gertie Custer of Amsterdam, Missouri, 9 grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends. He united with the Hogles Creek Baptist Church in his late years. "Mr. Mac," as he was better known was a devoted father and was regarded as a good friend and neighbor by all who knew him.

McVAY, Marvin R. "Cotton"
1910-1990
Maplewood & Brownington Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
Marvin R. "Cotton" McVay, age 80, passed away Saturday morning, March 17, 1990, at the Truman Lake Manor in Lowry City, Missouri He was born on March 8, 1910, in Henry County, Missouri, the son of Rowland and Anna Ramsdall McVay. He lived most of his adult life in the Wisdom and Hogles Creek communities and enjoyed farming until the Corps of Engineers purchased the family farm to make way for the Harry S Truman Dam Project. He moved to a farm near Weaubleau, Missouri and made his home with his brother, Lawrence McVay. Cotton always loved the great outdoors life and spent many happy hours hunting and fishing in this area. His brother, Lawrence, preceded him in death on February 25, 1989. He is survived by a brother, Albert McVay, of Scott City, Kansas and a sister, Elsie May Cureton of Quincy, Missouri, several nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held at the Reser Funeral Chapel on Monday, March 19, 1990. Burial was in the Maplewood Cemetery, Brownington.

McVAY, Mildred Vivian GOHEEN SHAFFNER
1915-1989
Maplewood & Brownington Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
Mrs. Mildred V. McVay, 73, Brownington, died Tuesday, August 22, 1989 at her home. She had been a clerical office worker for a Kansas City hospital. She was the Mayor of Brownington for 7 years. Mrs. McVay was a member of the Park Grove Baptist Church and she wrote the Brownington news for the Daily Democrat. She is survived by two sons, Luther Shaffner of Cross Timbers and Wilford McVey of Independence; a brother-in-law, Robert McVey of Brownington; one nephew, Glen McVey of Columbia; two granddaughters and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be Friday at the Brownington Baptist Church. Burial will be in Maplewood Cemetery in Brownington.

McVEY, Calvin Marvin
1878-1938
Maplewood & Brownington Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Sep 1938 - Calvin M. McVey of southwest of Brownington reached the end of a pain fraught earthly journey at 9:45 a.m. Saturday, September 17, having known terrible suffering and bodily hurt, but bearing up under his affliction with a courageous spirit that had made him an outstanding man among his friends and acquaintance for many years past. Ill since January, he was first in Kansas City then Humansville hospitals, where he received treatments but found no surcease from his insidious malady. At last he realized the faced the end of the way, and with resignation and courage faced the last, sustained and strengthened by his devoted wife, who, beside him, watched the curtains slowly close. Calvin Marvin McVey was born August 17, 1878, at Marshall, Mo., the son of Joseph and Virginia Lehew. When a small boy he came with his parents to about two miles northeast of Brownington, where he had early schooling, but at the age of nine years, death took his mother from their home and two years later her son stepped out into the world to become self-sustaining and from that time maintained his independence and shortly after assumed a man's place in life. He became a miner by trade and did his work with a conscientious application to duty and a keen sense of fairness and justice to his employers that commanded respect and marked him Christian in principle and belief. January 7, 1898, Miss Hallie M. Hinson, of 2 1/2 miles southwest of Brownington became his wife, a happy union, that marked the establishment of a good home on the farm of her girlhood, which she had inherited from her parents. Here they began their life together, and also closed it, having found mutual happiness and content. This was the first visitation of death to break their circle. four children survive with their mother but all are now married and away from home, Mrs. Bertha Doan of Brownington; Mrs. Georgia McAfoose of Kansas City; Austin of Denver and L. D. of Kansas City. Also two brothers, Harry of Brownington and Roland of Warsaw survive; a half-brother Clarence, of Deepwater, and one half-sister Mrs. O. D. Custer of Amsterdam and five grandchildren. He worked for many years in the Pence and Samson Coal mine near his home and in spare time at home he was always busy doing little repair jobs about the farm or house, keeping it in good shape, and making living more pleasant. Mrs. McVey was at all times the congenial helpmeet and in the last months when she tried to spare him, was doubly brave and devoted. The funeral services were conducted at the Brownington Baptist church Monday. Interment at Brownington.

McVEY, Carl Donald
1939-1956
Maplewood & Brownington Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Mar 14 1956 - Carl McVey, 17, Brownington, was killed last night when the car in which he was riding went out of control, skidded 50 feet and turned over. The accident occurred four miles south of Deepwater, on State Highway 13. The driver of the car, Donald Stanley, 17, Brownington, was taken to the Clinton General Hospital. Neither youth was thrown out of the car. Trooper Earl Gregory said that Stanley had passed another car, and then lost control of his vehicle. Carl Donald McVey was born March 12, 1939, in Brownington, the son of Robert and Eunice E. Hyden McVey. He received his elementary education there after which he attended Deepwater High School. Practically all his life he had resided at Brownington, hence he and Stanley were close, lifelong friends. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, March 16, at the Brownington Baptist Church. Interment will be in Maplewood Cemetery.

McVEY, Elizabeth Pearl "Lizzie" HINSON
1884-1955
Maplewood & Brownington Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
Funeral services for Mrs. Harry McVey, 70, who died at her home at Brownington, April 23, 1955, were conducted at the Brownington Baptist Church with burial in Maplewood Cemetery at Brownington. Elizabeth Pearl Hinson was born Dec. 13, 1884, near Brownington, Mo., the daughter of Austin and Ellan Hinson. On March 6, 1907, she married Harry McVey. Six children blessed this union, two of whom died in infancy, and another, Eva May, when 15 months old. Most of their married life was spent in and near Brownington where she made many friends with her kind and friendly disposition. Her keen sense of humor served her well and many treasured memories of the pleasant association and of the many kind deeds she so willingly performed for others. Her love of lowers resulted in a garden, always a beauty spot and generously shared with her friends. When quite young she became a member of the Brownington Baptist Church where she was faithful, and she also took an active part in community affairs. Only recently friends and neighbors and relatives had the joy of helping her celebrate her 70th birthday. She is survived by her husband, her daughter, Mrs. Ova Wilson, Brownington; two sons, John and Robert McVey, Kansas City, Mo.; three sisters, Mrs. A. L. Knisely, Mrs. Hallie Hobbs, and Mrs. Mary Custer; 6 grandchildren, Doris Barnhart, Glenn, Carl and Wilford McVey, Luther Shaffner and Raymond Wilson, many other relatives and friends. A sister, Mrs. Ella Parsley, and a brother, Robert Hinson, preceded her in death.

McVEY, Eunice Elizabeth HYDEN
1918-1988
Maplewood & Brownington Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
Eunice Hyden McVey was born near Brownington to Florence Wilson Hyden and James F. Hyden, Dec. 15, 1918 and passed away at Golden Valley Memorial Hospital on November 30, 1988 at the age of 69. She was married to Robert McVey on December 24, 1934 in Brownington. Two sons, Glen McVey and Carl Donald McVey were born to this union. They lived in Brownington most of their married life except for 8 years in Kansas City. Those who preceded her in death were a son, Carl Donald McVey, her parents, a sister, Dimple Adams, two brothers, Hurbert Goheen and Kenneth Hyden, and a great-grandson, Brady Goth. Those surviving are her husband, Robert McVey of Brownington; a son, Glen McVey and wife Wanda of Columbia; a grandson, Kevin McVey, also of Columbia; a granddaughter, Carla Jo Goth, husband Donald and children Brandon and Ashley of Clinton; and a sister, Mildred McVay of Brownington. Also a niece and nephews, cousins and many friends. Eunice was laid to rest in the Maplewood Cemetery at Brownington, Missouri.

McVEY, Harry Joseph
1883-1971
Maplewood & Brownington Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
Harry Joseph McVey was born January 6, 1883 near Brownington, Missouri. He passed away at the Clinton Nursing Home December 18, 1971. He was united in marriage to Elizabeth Hinson March 6, 1907. She passed away April 23, 1955. To this union were born 6 children, two dying in infancy and Eva May at the age of 15 months. He is survived by 3 children, John McVey, Ogden, Utah, Mrs. Tom Wilson and Robert McVey, both of Brownington, Mo., 4 grandchildren, Mrs. Doris Barnhart, Glenn McVey, Raymond Wilson and Wilford McVey. Mr. McVey lived in or near Brownington most of his life and was a retired coal miner and farmer. Funeral services were conducted December 21 at the Sickman-Dunning Funeral Chapel. Burial was at Maplewood Cemetery.

McVEY, James
1816-1893
Oak Grove Cemetery, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - On March 4, 1893, at his home four miles northwest of Clinton, James McVey died suddenly from debility and heart failure. Mr. McVey was one of Henry county's best citizens; honest, generous and industrious, He was universally respected. A kind neighbor, genial friend and a loyal Missourian. No man in the county could boast of warmer friends. Having lived in Fields Creek township for nearly thirty years he was generally known and the universal verdict among his neighbors and friends is, that in his death we lose one of our best citizens. Those who knew him best, who were his most intimate friends, who saw him in his every day life can testify to his sterling qualities, his honesty, the strict integrity of his life and the never failing amiableness of his disposition, and he will be sadly missed in this community. Mr. McVey was born September 21, 1816, in Fayette county, Ohio and on September 14, 1836, was married to Miss Mary Holman of that county. In 1843 they moved to Illinois and in 1846 went from there to Delaware county, Iowa, living on a farm there for twenty years, coming to Henry county and settling on his farm in 1866. Mrs. McVey died in September 1880 and is buried in Oak Grove cemetery in Clinton. Thirteen children were born of the union, of whom eight survive as follows; Mrs. Delilah Hodges of Arkansas, Mrs. Kate Smith, Mrs. Jeff Crissman and Miss May McVey of Henry county, Mrs. Ancel Fowlston and Mrs. Millard Griggs of Garden City, Kansas, Milton McVey of Hutchinson, Kansas, and Alfred of Montana. He leaves a sister in Indiana and a brother and sister in Iowa. Milton, Mrs. Fowlston and Mrs. Griggs of Kansas came to attend to the last sad rites of their beloved father. On Tuesday, March 7, a large concourse of neighbors, friends and relatives gathered at the house and listened to a touching and appropriate funeral sermon by Rev. Hackney, after which the solemn march to the "silent city of the dead" was taken up and the mortal remains of James McVey were laid by the side of his life mate who had gone before. The family have the sincere sympathy of the entire community in their sad affliction, but let this solace them, that his epitaph could well be written, "He was a true, honest man."

McVEY, John Wilford "Barney"
1908-1984
Maplewood & Brownington Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
John Wilford McVey, eldest son of Harry and Elizabeth McVey, was born February 9, 1908 in Deepwater. He passed away Tuesday, September 25, 1984 at Veterans Hospital in Columbia. Most of his life was spent in the Brownington area. He served in the Navy in WWII. He worked for the Southern Pacific Railroad for many years and retired in Ogden, Utah for some time before returning to the Brownington-Deepwater area. Due to failing health, he was admitted to Truman Manor Health Care Center in Clinton, where he spend the last few years of his life. He was a member of the Deepwater Baptist Church and of the American Legion Post No. 1894 of Clinton. "Barney," as he was known by his many friends, was preceded in death by his father and mother. He is survived by a son, Charles Wilford McVey and wife Rae Donna of Independence; a granddaughter, Rhonda Rae McVey of Columbia; a stepson, Luther Shaffner of Belton; one brother, Robert McVey of Brownington; a sister, Mrs. Ova Wilson of Brownington, who was unable to attend services because of illness. He is also survived by a niece, Doris Barnhart of Kansas City; two nephews, Raymond Wilson of Kansas City and Glen McVey of Columbia; and other relatives. By nature, he was a kind person. He never met a stranger and will be missed by all who knew him and loved him. Funeral services were Friday, September 28, at Consalus Chapel. Burial was in Maplewood Cemetery, Brownington.

McVEY, Joseph Milton
1851-1928
Maplewood & Brownington Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Jun 1928 - Joseph M. McVey, better known as "Uncle Joe", was born in Cameron (sic) county, Mo., May 21, 1851, and died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Nora Harris, near Deepwater, June 24, 1928, age 77 years, 1 month and 3 days. On September 9, 1875, he was united in marriage to Virginia B. Lehew and to this union seven children were born. One died in infancy, the others surviving are as follows: Marion McVey, Utah; Roland McVey, Warsaw; Calvin McVey, Deepwater; Harry McVey, Brownington; Mrs. Bertha Lee VanWinkle, Dallas, Texas, and Mrs. Elsie Merzbacher of Dallas, Texas. In October 1887, Mr. McVey suffered the loss of his wife and two years later, in 1889, he was united in marriage to Mrs. Sarah Ramsdell and to this union, five children were born, two of whom died in infancy and the other three survive, who are as follows: Mrs. Nora Harris, Deepwater, Clarence McVey of Deepwater; Gertie Custer, Amsterdam. On June 26, 1898, he was again made to mourn as he suffered the loss of his wife. Mr. McVey was converted and joined the Baptist church when just a young man and some 35 years ago became a member of the Brownington Baptist church. He ever sought to live the Christian life and found joy in serving his Lord and Master. He always showed himself friendly and won for himself many friends, wherever he was. He had been in failing health for the last several years and for the last few months had been a constant sufferer but he bore all very patiently, and seemed to appreciate all that was done to help relieve his suffering. Besides the above named sons and daughters, he is survived by two stepchildren, Mrs. Anna McVey, of Warsaw, and Elmer Ramsdill of Taft, Calif.; also 22 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren, as well as many other relatives and friends. The funeral services were held at the Brownington Baptist church Monday afternoon, and the body was tenderly laid to rest in the cemetery near by.

McVEY, Juanita Jewell THOMPSON
1909-1932
Maplewood & Brownington Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Eye, Clinton MO, Oct 6 1932 - Mrs. Austin McVey entered eternity at 1 p.m. Tuesday, with a smile on her face, unafraid, ready for the promises of her Savior. She had been in poor health for the last year, but only seriously ill for a few days. Death resulted from a complication of troubles. Juanita Jewell Thompson was born at Deepwater, May 8, 1909, where she grew to young womanhood and was united in marriage to Austin McVey, January 1, 1926. Two children were given to this union, one who died several years ago, and a six-year-old son, Louie Frances, who survives to comfort the bereaved father. She leaves also her mother, Mrs. Anna Thompson, of Deepwater, two sisters, Mrs. Arch Bedford, southwest of Deepwater, Miss DeVon Thompson; two brothers, Leon and Orvis, at home. Deceased was converted and united with the Baptist Church at Brownington in 1925. She was devoted to her home, teaching her little son the precious things that only a mother can. She loved her husband, and nothing made her happier than to keep the pleasant fireside for these two nearest and dearest to her. Her disposition was sunny and never did she complain, so that no one about her realized how her life had hung on a thread until the fatal illness came. Nothing was spared to try to save her. She was a young mother of beautiful character, well suited to the care of a home and child, and possessed the traits which made a good neighbor and friend. She had lived in Clinton the past eleven months, and at the time of her death resided at 823 Augusta Street. Mr. McVey is employed as a truck driver for Allan Bowsher, who has the transportation contract for the Reliance Coal Company. After their marriage they lived in Deepwater and that vicinity, until last year when they were in St. Louis and Gerald, during the period that he was employed in road construction. The funeral will be held Thursday, at the Brownington Baptist Church. Burial will be in Maplewood Cemetery at Brownington, Missouri.

McVEY, Melissa J. WOLF
1898-1990
Maplewood & Brownington Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
Melissa J. McVey, 92, died December 31, 1990, in the Bowen Health Center, 6124 Raytown Road, Raytown, where she lived. She was born in Deepwater, Mo., and moved to this area in 1980. Mrs. McVey was a seamstress at a suit factor before she retired. Survivors include a nephew, Charles Rice, Blue Springs. Services will be Thursday at the Sickman-Dunning Chapel, Clinton, with burial in Maplewood Cemetery, Brownington, Missouri.

McVEY, Robert Glenn
1914-1997
Maplewood & Brownington Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Robert Glenn McVey was born July 1, 1914, to Harry Joseph and Elizabeth (Hinson) McVey, and died July 19, 1997, at Westwood Nursing Home. He had spent almost his entire life in Brownington, except for a short time working in Kansas City, which he hated. He worked as a coal miner and truck driver and worked a number of years farming for the late John Whitaker of Brownington before his retirement. He loved hunting and fishing and gardening, sharing vegetables and catfish with his friends and family. He was preceded in death by his wife of over 50 years, Eunice, who died in 1988; his son Carl Donald, who died March 13, 1956; his great-grandson, Brady Goth, May 26, 1984; his brother John (Barney) McVey and sister Ova Wilson. He is survived by his son, Glenn McVey and wife Wanda of Columbia; grandson Kevin McVey of Clinton; granddaughter Carla Goth husband Donald and children Brandon and Ashley Goth of Clinton. Graveside services were held Tuesday, July 22, at the Maplewood Cemetery in Brownington.

MEAD, John David Jr.
2003-2003
Englewood Cemetery (M), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 16 2003 - John David Mead, Jr., infant son of John David Mead and Stephanie Michelle Barber, died Monday, January 15, 2003, at Western Missouri Medical Center, Warrensburg. Graveside services will be Friday, January 17, at Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

MEAD, John Thadious
1849-1932
Laurel Oak Cemetery (M), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Aged Man Passes. John Thadious Mead was born in Wisconsin March 27, 1849, and died April 9, 1932, at the age of 83 years and 13 days, at his home on West Grand River street. He moved to Missouri with his parents when he was a small boy and settled near Versailles, living there most of the time until he married Lillie Genevia Richardson April 28, 1895. His wife preceded him in death 22 years. They spent most of their life together in Windsor. Three children were born to them, one daughter, Mary Lucinda, died November 5, 1913, in Windsor. He leaves Casper, north of Clinton; Thadious who kept and cared for his father for the last 12 years. He had been a member of the Windsor, Methodist church for many years. He was sexton of the Windsor cemetery for many years, where he was a respected citizen. After a graveside service, he was tenderly laid to rest near the graves of his wife and daughter in the Laurel Oak cemetery, in Windsor.

MEAD, Letha Christine WALDEN CALVIRD
1906-1995
Englewood Cemetery (M), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Letha Christine Mead, daughter of John and Martha Burnett Walden, was born March 11, 1906, in Butler, and died Thursday, December 21, 1995, at Golden Valley Memorial Hospital, Clinton. Letha had lived in LaDue and Clinton before she moved to Lowry City seven years ago. She was a member of the Allen Street Baptist Church, Clinton, and attended the Pentecostal Church of God in Clinton. Letha is survived by one son, Charles Walden of Butler; one brother, John Walden of the state of Mississippi; one sister, Kathryn Steward of Clinton; as well as three grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the Vansant-Mills Chapel Saturday, December 23, 1995. Burial was in the Englewood Cemetery, Clinton, under the direction of Vansant-Mills Funeral Home of Clinton.

MEAD, Lillie Genevia RICHARDSON
1874-1910
Laurel Oak Cemetery (M), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Windsor Review, Windsor MO, May 10 1910 - Mrs. John Mead Dead. Mrs. John Mead died at her home on Smith street Friday, May 6, and was buried in Laurel Oak Cemetery Saturday, May 7. Mrs. Mead had been an invalid for a long time and was never able to regain her health after a protracted illness last fall. Mrs. Mead leaves a husband and three small children who have the sympathy of the entire community in their loss of wife and mother.

MEADE, Terry Dianne NELSON
1948-2005
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jul 19 2005 - Terry Dianne Meade, 56, Clinton, died at her home Monday, July 18, 2005. Funeral services will be held Thursday, July 21 at Consalus Funeral Home with cremation to follow. She was born September 8, 1948, in the state of California, daughter of John Q. and Virginia P. Nelson. She married Joseph E. Weddle May 3, 1994. She was a homemaker. Her parents preceded her in death. Survivors include her husband Joseph, of the home; one daughter, Deidre A. Woods, Clinton; two brothers, John Q. Nelson Jr., St. Joseph, and Scott Nelson, Tennessee, and two grandchildren, Joseph Q. Sorden and Raven J. Duchame.

MEADOWS, John
abt 1868-1889
Drakes Chapel Cemetery, Deer Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
The Clinton Eye, Clinton MO, Saturday, Mar 2 1889 - John Meadows, living on Judge Dorman's farm, east of town, died tuesday, aged 21 years. He leaves a widow mother and one brother. Remains were taken to Drake's Chapel Wednesday.

MEADOWS, Kenneth William
1921-1998
Englewood Cemetery (M), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Daily Democrat, Jan 28 1998 - Kenneth William Meadows died Tuesday, January 13, 1998, at St. Luke's Hospital in Kansas City, at the age of 76 years, nine months and six days. He was born April 7, 1921, in Fairfield, the son of Charles Edward and Nancy Scott Meadows. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the United States Army. On October 2, 1941, in Osceola, he married Virginia Green. Kenneth was a lifelong resident of this area. He worked at Larabee Mills at 5th and Mill in Clinton for 11 years, then was a supervisor for Smoot Grain, making a total of 55 years in that business. For a number of years, Kenneth raised black Angus cattle on a farm east of Clinton. He was a member of American Legion Post 14 of Clinton. He is survived by his wife, Virginia, of the home; two daughters, Carrol Rotert, Montrose, and Linda Meadows, Kansas City; one sister, Goldie Rowe, Grand Junction, Colorado; three grandchildren, Sherri Farmer, Chris Apsher and David Roberts, all of Clinton; one great-grandson, Clayton Farmer. Funeral services were held Friday, January 16. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

MEADOWS, Virginia J. GREEN
1923-2006
Englewood Cemetery (M), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Nov 17 2006 - Virginia J. Meadows, 83, Clinton, died Thursday, November 16, 2006, at her home. Funeral services will be Monday, November 20, at the Vansant-Mills Chapel, Clinton, with burial in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton. She was born in Iconium. She was married to Kenneth William Meadows, who preceded her in death on January 13, 1998. She is survived by two daughters, Carrol Rotert and husband Arthur, Montrose, and Linda Meadows, Clinton; one brother Tom Green, Clinton, as well as three grandchildren, Sherri Farmer, Chris Apsher and David Roberts and three great-grandchildren, Clayton Farmer, Chase Apsher and Kayli Roberts.

MEADS, Danny Dean
1964-2016
Laurel Oak Cemetery (M), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jul 25 2016 - Danny Dean Meads, 52, Sedalia, died at Bothwell Hospital on July 20, 2016. Danny was born May 4, 1964, to Danny Ross Meads and Gail "Snider" Meads of Windsor. Even though Danny was disabled, he worked for Country Kitchen as a dishwasher for years. Later, after moving to Nevada, he worked constructing boxes for the Sheltered Workshop. Danny loved watches, owning over 100 of them. He also loved rings. Danny was very generous, especially to those in need. As a very loving individual, he always looked to try to make new friends. Survivors include his mother, Gail Vaughn (Herschel) of Clinton; three siblings, Gala Palmgren (Don) of Stover, Sherri Switzer of Springfield and Dana Renee of Fort Worth, Texas; six nieces and nephews, Jesse, Seth, Joshua, Brittlin, Hunter and Greyson, and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Preceding Danny in death were his father, Danny Ross Meads; grandparents, Frances and Walter Snider and Zelma and Ott Meads; a brother, Shane Morgan; a niece, Whitney Plumlee, and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. A funeral service was conducted July 25, followed by interment at Laurel Oaks Cemetery, Windsor.

MEADS, Ida V. YOUNT STONE
1916-2003
Laurel Oak Cemetery (M), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Feb 17 2003 - Ida V. (Stone) Meads, 86, Windsor, died Saturday morning, February 15, 2003, at Fern's Care Center in Windsor. She was born July 27, 1916, in Warsaw, the daughter of Sylas Benton Yount and Eliza Charity (Failer) Yount. On March 24, 1934, in Benton County, she married Henry Sylas Stone, who died February 5, 1981. On September 10, 1985, she married Porter Carl Meads, who died November 17, 1990. She worked for the International Shoe Factory in Windsor for 21 years. She was a member of the Calhoun Christian Church, Calhoun. She is survived by one son, Robert E. Stone, Warsaw; two daughters, Leona D. Woodward, Centerview, and Betty Jo Creach, Windsor; three stepdaughters, Mary Andersen and Pauline Goucher, both of Windsor, and Patsy Busker, Clinton; a stepson, Carl "Buzzy" Meads, Windsor; seven grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, numerous step-grandchildren, step-great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by stepson, Alden Meads; three brothers, Jacob Yount, Harvey Yount and Eugene Yount; three sisters, Ada Kreisel, Frances Frisch and Elva Shumake. Funeral services were Monday, February 17, 3 p.m. at the Hadley Funeral Home in Windsor. Burial was in Laurel Oak Cemetery.

MEADS, Maudie Florene COOPER
1933-2010
Laurel Oak Cemetery (M), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Maudie Florene Meads, 77, of Clinton, Missouri, formerly of Windsor, Mo., died early Monday morning at the Golden Valley Memorial Hospital in Clinton. She was born December 4, 1933, in Johnson County, Mo., near Leeton, the daughter of Clarence Cooper and Florence (Hicks) Cooper. On April 18, 1952, in Windsor, she married Roscoe Dean Meads, who preceded her in death on February 14, 1963. Maudie worked in a variety of jobs including managing the Meadow Lake Country Club, working at Rival Manufacturing, and as a Medical Technician at the then Westwood Nursing Home. She also had her Emergency Medical Technician license. Maudie loved to play bingo, playing mostly at the American Legion Hall and the Eagles Lodge in Clinton. Playing bingo was the highlight of her week. She also enjoyed fishing, mushroom hunting, working in her yard, and just being outside and enjoying the sunshine. Maudie was remembered as a very good cook and made excellent jelly. She especially loved her cat, Bunky and her two dogs, Muffy and Page. Survivors include 3 sons, Jerrald Meads, Rocky Meads and Darace Meads all of Clinton, Mo.; a daughter Cindy Meads, Troy, Mo.; a step-son, Morgan Burch, Montrose, Mo.; a step-daughter, Pam Winkler, Clinton, Mo.; 18 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. In addition to her husband, Maudie was preceded in death by her beloved companion of 29 years, Deryl Burch, who died June 12, 2005. Funeral services will be Thursday, December 16 at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial will be in the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

MEANS Charles F.
1910-2005
Englewood Cemetery (M), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Nov 1 2005 - Charles F. Means, 95, Montrose, died Monday, October 31, 2005, at Clinton Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center. Funeral services will be held Thursday, November 3, at Consalus Funeral Home, with burial in Englewood Cemetery. Charles was born in Benton County, Missouri, May 19, 1910, son of Arthur B. and Rozella Sapp Means. On October 2, 1942, he married the former Oletha Burris and to this union two daughters were born. He was a farmer and had served his country during World War II, in the Army Air Force, earning three bronze stars. He was a member of the White Oak United Methodist Church and the American Legion Post 371 (Urich) for over forty years. His parents, siblings, Beatrice Means, Hazel Means, Audra Martin, Will Means, Kenneth Means, Gilbert Means, Lyle Means, June James and an infant, preceded him in death. Surviving is his wife, Oletha of 63 years; two daughters, Oleta Atchison and husband Charles; Elaine Vance and husband Ray; four grandchildren, Denice Bond and husband Damon; Lori Atchison, Eric Atchison and wife Janelle and Rachel Stewart; four great grandchildren, Emily and Seth Bond, Cole and Evan Atchison; one brother James Means and wife Alice; one sister, Verna May Siguardson; one sister-in-law, Naomi Means plus several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held November 3, 2005, at Consalus Funeral Home. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery.

MEANS, Alice Burta "Bertie" CANNON
1873-1958
Laurel Oak Cemetery (M), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
The Windsor Review, Thursday, May 15th, 1958. Mrs. A. Bertie Means, Former Twp. Collector, Dies At Hospital Here. -- Funeral services for Mrs. A. Bertie Means, 85, were conducted at the Huston funeral home Saturday afternoon. Mrs. Means passed away at the Windsor Hospital May 8 following a 4 1/2 month illness. Burial was in Laurel Oak Cemetery. Mrs. Allie Bertie Means, daughter of the late N. B. and Cynthia Isabelle Conrad Cannon, was born in Windsor, January 20, 1873. She lived all her life in and around Windsor and attended the grade and high school here. She was valedictorian of her class in 1889. Two years of her busy life was spent teaching rural schools. At the age of 11 years she united with the Baptist church of which she remained a member until the time of her death. On February 28, 1894 she united in marriage with Finis Ewing Means. To this union, one son, Wendall Ewing was born. He passed away April 14, 1934. She leaves to mourn her passing two grandsons, Robert Ewing Means of Stephenville, Newfoundland and Finis Taylor Means of Letchfield, Illinois; two great-grandsons; one brother, Herbert C. Cannon of here; a daughter-in-law, Mrs. Jean Means, Jefferson City; a nephew, Herbert B. Cannon, Norfolk, Va., and a niece, Mrs. Elfie Chisman, who made her home with her aunt. Mrs. Means life was a very busy and active one. She was a loving wife and a dear mother. She was a member of the Eastern Star for more than 50 years. She was also a member of the P.E.O. and the American Legion Auxiliary. Mrs. Means was a strong supporter of the Democratic Party and never lost an opportunity to talk politics. She served her township long and faithfully as a committeewoman on the Henry County Democratic Committee. She also served as township collector for several years prior to retiring about two years ago. There were few Democratic meetings she missed as long as her health permitted.

MEANS, Fielding
abt 1844-1925
Englewood Cemetery (M), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Fielden Means died at the County Farm, March 12th. He would have been 94 years old had he lived until this coming September 7th. He was a true Albino. He was a familiar figure on the Clinton streets for years. His father, the late Wm. B. Means, owned 160 acres in the north part of Clinton, that is now one of the main residence sections. On this tract stood a two-story house, a portion of the house is still in use, at the corner of Mill and Main streets. He leaves a niece, Mrs. Emma Thomas, of Kansas City. He made his home with his brother, Levy Means, until about 40 years ago. Since then he had been at the County Farm and bedfast for the five years previous to his death. Rev. A. N. Lindsey conducted a graveside service at Englewood last Saturday morning. - (Note: The birthdate and age given in the obit is wrong. The birth place may also be wrong. Using date of death from death certificate.)

MEANS, Gilbert A.
1917-2002
Laurel Oak Cemetery (M), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Sep 3 2002 - Gilbert A. Means was born May 17, 1917, in Lincoln, son of Arthur and Rozella Sapp Means. He died August 17, 2002, at the Missouri Veterans Home in Warrensburg. He served in the United States Army stationed in Alaska from September 1942 to December 1945. He returned home to farm and continued farming and raising livestock that he enjoyed very much. Gilbert loved going to the sales and was well known at the sale barns. He liked visiting with people, especially children and their activities. Family reunions were a big event to Gilbert. In 1988 he suffered a stroke on Thanksgiving Day and was no longer able to take care of himself. He spent the last several years in nursing home care. Preceding him in death were his parents; four sisters, Helen June James, Hazel Means, Beatrice Means, Audrey Wilson Martin; three brothers, Will, Kenneth and Lyle Means; one niece, Winifred Wilson, and one nephew, Tommy Means. Survivors include two brothers, James R. Means, Clinton, and Charles F. Means, Montrose; one sister, Verna May Sigerdson, Portland, Oregon, and numerous nieces and nephews. He will be missed by his family and friends. Funeral services were held August 19 at Consalus-Bradley Chapel, Clinton. Burial was in Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

MEANS, Henry Harrison
1812-1893
Lewis Station Cemetery, Deer Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Apr 15 1893 - Henry H. Means, who died at his home 2 1/2 miles east of Lewis after an illness of eight days of Bright's disease, was born near Hopkinsville, Christian County, Ky., May 5, 1812, which would have made him 81 on his next birthday. He received more than a common school education and at an early age read medicine, which he thoroughly understood but never practiced any. After he came to Missouri, he spent most of his time teaching and was very successful. Married twice; to his first wife, Miss Miller, in Kentucky, near where he was raised, and remained there two years, at which time he buried the wife of his youth and babe. Life not being satisfactory, he emigrated west and landed in old Missouri in 1844 and stopped with some of his relatives in the eastern part of Henry County, where he secured a school for a term of several months. He won the affections of Miss Mary Fewel and they were married on the 5th of July, 1844 and in the fall they went back to his old home in Kentucky and stayed until spring, when they returned to this state and stayed in Howard County two years, then to Johnson for a short time, then to the western part of Henry for several years and then to the north part of the county and from there to the old homestead where he lived until his death. They had eight children and all are living but one, Mrs. Lou Carroll, who died some two years ago, so five boys and two girls are left to mourn their father's loss. B. F. Means is living in Montgomery County; Z. T. Means is living in East St. Louis and the rest of the children are now making their home in this county. Although he never belonged to any church, he was a strong believer in religion as taught by the Bible, which he studied until he knew almost every passage and where it would be found. He was brought up according to strict Methodist discipline, to which faith and doctrine he ever adhered. About two years ago after his recovery from an attack of the disease which terminated his life, he resolved to seek God, which he did, and expressed a desire to unite with the old Methodist Church, as he termed it, but for some reason he failed to do so. On the evening of March 28, 1893, his life closed and his remains were borne to the Lewis cemetery, where he was laid by the side of his wife, who died five years ago, and the breezes of the summer will blow softly over their graves.

MEANS, Levi B.
1847-1898
Englewood Cemetery (M), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
The Clinton Eye, Clinton MO, Saturday, Jul 2 1898 - Death of Levi Means - At 4:30 Thursday morning the spirit took its flight, and the home was made sad by the loss of husband and father as well as friends and neighbors, to whom he always showed the kindest regard. He was often heard to remark that he did not have an enemy, that he loved everybody. He was born in Lexington, Mo., Sept. 27th, 1847, moved with his parents to Clinton when four years of age, so has been a resident 48 years, honest and respected by all. He was married June 28th, 1868, and deep is the grief of his widow, who was often begged by him not to worry, that he was only concerned for the welfare of his family. Monday evening death came very near, and those by his bedside saw by his look and movement of hands he was communing with spirits. He motioned his daughter, Mrs. Ward, to him and told her he saw his mother, who has been dead 45 years. He leaves five children, Mrs. Ward and Mrs. Anderson, Mary Aggie and one son, Morris, who have together with the two son-in-laws, shown the deepest attachment to deceased and have been unwearying in every loving care possible. Mr. Means has been a member of the Baptist church 11 years, and always consistent with his profession, the summons to a better world found him happy and prepared. The funeral took place Friday at 2:00 p.m., conducted by Rev. Cheavens.

MEANS, Margaret L. "Maggie" SMITH
1846-1903
Englewood Cemetery (M), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Missouri, Apr 4 1903 - Died - Mrs. Margaret L. Means at her residence on North Main Street, at 7:30 Monday morning, March 16, 1903. Born in Benton county August 28, 1846 and married to Levi B. Means in 1868. Eight children, four surviving. She bore her illness with greatest patience, praying the Lord to bless her and ease her affliction. Mother is dead. Oh, what grief and anguish those words bring. Burial in Englewood.

MEANS, Martha Jeanette "Jean" HALL
1901-2000
Laurel Oak Cemetery (M), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Daily Democrat, Mar 20 2000 - Jean H. Means, 98, St. Louis, formerly of Windsor and Sedalia, died early Sunday morning, March 19, 2000, at the Del Mar Gardens Nursing Home in St. Louis. She was born October 22, 1901, in Stanberry, the daughter of Taylor G. Hall and Mary Hannah (Groves) Hall. On June 19, 1921, in Windsor, she married Wendle Ewing Means, who preceded her in death April 14, 1934. Mrs. Means had worked as a bookkeeper for the Missouri State Treasurer's Office in Jefferson City for 29 years before her retirement in 1973. She was a member of the First Christian Church, Windsor. Survivors include two sons, Robert Ewing Means, Klamath, Oregon, and Finis Taylor Means, St. Louis; four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. In addition to her husband, Mrs. Means was preceded in death by a daughter, Lorili Delaine Means. Graveside funeral services will be Thursday, at the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

MEANS, Mary Odineal FEWEL
1820-1887
Lewis Station Cemetery, Deer Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Oct 8 1887 - Died, at the residence of her son, M. H. Means, at Lewis, Mrs. Mary O. Means, after suffering fifteen days with the remittent fever, on September 25 1887. Born in Rockingham county, N.C., January 31, 1820 and was 67. With her father, Zach Fewel, and family she moved to Missouri in 1832, stopping about one year in New Franklin, Howard county. In the fall of 1833, the family moved to the western part of Benton county. In 1834, Mr. Fewel was sent to the Legislature from the county. He spent the remainder of his life with his family at the old homestead until he died in 1842. Mary O. Fewel was married to her beloved husband, H. H. Means, September 5, 1844. He survives her. They had eight children, five boys and three girls, all still living. Six were present when the spirit of their beloved mother was wafted above. Z. T. Means, her third son, who resides in Illinois, came in answer to a telegram and remained with her for several days but thinking her better, he returned home two days before her death. B. F. Means, second son, who lives in Callaway, did not receive news of her illness until too late to see her. Mrs. Means never belonged to any church yet was a devout believer in religion and about two years ago made a profession at a series of meetings at the M. E. Church at Lewis, coming forward and professing her hope in Christ and asking the prayers of the church. She had been deprived of natural eyesight about 12 years, but as this would grew dark, the bright Star of Bethlehem beamed forth to guide her onward. Buried at the Lewis cemetery on the 26th.

MEANS, Susan Elizabeth TINDALL
1830-1911
Laurel Oak Cemetery (M), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
The Windsor Review, Windsor MO, Thursday, Jan 26 1911 - Susan Elizabeth Tindall was born in Christian county, Kentucky, Oct. 23, 1830. When two years old, her parents moved to Howard county, Missouri. She was left an orphan at the age of thirteen and came to Johnson county to live with an elder sister. On July 4, 1848, she was married to Robert D. Means, and came to his home on a farm near Windsor, part of which is now the Rock Island Park. Eight children were born to this union, three of whom died in their infancy. The children living are: Mrs. Francis Carpenter and Mrs. Alice Tryon of Windsor, Mrs. Mary E. Craig, San Diego, Calif., R. L. Means, Arizona, and W. E. Means, Benson, Nebraska. She also reared a stepson, J. W. Means, now in Los Angeles, Calif., from the age of three. Mrs. Means was converted soon after her marriage and united with the Cumberland Presbyterian church, of which she was a member until seven years ago, when she joined the M. E. Church, South, as there was no Presbyterian church in Windsor. She was a teacher in the first Sunday school class organized in Windsor, more than fifty years ago, and one of the members of the class was present at her funeral. She was a devoted mother and a good Christian, and a faithful and devoted church worker until she was overtaken with old age. Her husband, R. D. Means, died seven years ago. Since his death she has been living at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Francis Carpenter, where she died January 20, 191, after being ill with grip two weeks. The funeral service was at the house, conducted by Rev. L. H. Eakes, and the interment at Laurel Oak Cemetery.

MEANS, Thomas Ray
1943-1999
Englewood Cemetery (M), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Daily Democrat, Dec 9 1999 - Thomas Ray Means, 56, Blue Springs, died Tuesday, December 7, 1999, at his home. He was born March 25, 1943, in Clinton. He was a member of Plaza Heights Baptist Church. He was a deacon and active in the Men's Ministry of the church. He had been an active deacon in churches of which he was a member since 1976. He graduated from Clinton High School in 1961. He served in Vietnam and with the U.S. Army, earning the National Defense Service Medal, the Vietnam Service Medal with three Bronze Starts, the Republic of Vietnam Campaign Metal, the Combat Infantryman Badge and Sharp Shooter Badge. He was a member of the VFW. He was a driver for Blue Springs Truck Line. He was preceded in death by his mother, Ruby Velda Means, and his father, Kenneth Melvin Means. He is survived by his wife, Linda Kay Means, of the home; a son, daughter-in-law and grandson, Mr. and Mrs. Leland Means and Coleman of Austin, Texas; a daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Bryan of Lee's Summit; one sister, Shirley Jean Evans of Sedalia; one brother, Alan Kelly Means of Colorado Springs, Colorado. Funeral services will be Friday at Plaza Heights Baptist Church, Blue Springs with graveside services at Englewood Cemetery, Clinton - Webb-Freer Funeral Home, Blue Springs.

MEANS, Virginia Ann STOLLINGS
1831-1892
The Clinton Eye, Clinton MO, Saturday, Feb 20 1892 - Mother is dead! Oh what grief and anguish those three words bring to our hearts, she who has been our solace and our joy, she who taught our infant lips to lisp the name of Jesus, she who midst all the trials and toils of life kept alive her superb faith in the saying, "That He doeth all things well." Our mother, Virginia A. Means, was born at Elk Horn, Ray county, O., A.D. 1831, married to Hon. Elijah S. Means at Clinton, Henry county, Mo., 1852, and with father joined the First Baptist church at Clinton, Mo., in 1854. She was the mother of ten children, three of whom survive her: Mrs. Jennie Cromwell, wife of Mark Cromwell, and Joel Oliver and James Edgar Means, aged respectfully, 32, 22 and 18 years. Mother had returned from a trip to her brother, Hon. S. W. Stolling, at Redding, Cal., on January 7, and seemed benefited by the trip. She was stricken with paralysis at 11 o'clock p.m. Thursday, January 21, 1892, and yielded up her spirit to its maker Wednesday, January 27, 1892. She passed away as quietly as though she were sleeping, with a smile on her face. On Thursday evening at supper with the family she said: "I am ready to go when the Master calls me." Her wish (as often expressed) the last then years was that she might live to see her boys reach manhood and become lovers of the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Her prayers were granted and without a doubt she has gone to meet her beloved ones "Over there, where pain and sorrow never come." May the God above bless and care for her bereaved family, and may they like her pput their trust in the love and care of a Crucified Savior. -- KansasCity Mirror.

MEANS, Wendell Ewing
1897-1934
Laurel Oak Cemetery (M), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Windsor Review, Thursday, Apr 19 1934 - Wendell Ewing Means, the only child of Finis and A. Bertie Means, was born December 5th, 1897 at Windsor, Missouri. He passed away at the Veterans Hospital in Excelsior Springs, Missouri, April 14th, 1934 at 11:10 p.m. He graduated from the Windsor High School in 1916. He was one of a class of eighteen and is the first member to pass to the Great Beyond. While attending Drury College at Springfield, Missouri, he enlisted in the United States Navy, April 6th, 1917 and served continuously for twenty-seven months, receiving honorable discharge July, 1919. Seventeen months were spent in foreign service. On June 18th, 1921, he was united in marriage to Martha Jeanette Hall of this city, and to this union were born two sons, Robert Ewing, age 11, and Finis Taylor, age 6. Ewing leaves to survive him his widow, two sons, his mother and other relatives. His father preceded him in death some four years ago. For the past eleven years he has been engaged in farming. On September 5th, 1926, he united with the Hayden's Grove Christian Church and was a faithful Christian. His sunny disposition and good neighborliness won for himself a host of friends by whom he will be sadly missed. Services were held at the Herbert Cannon home in Windsor, Missouri, Monday afternoon and interment was made in Laurel Oak Cemetery under the direction of Ellis Huston.

MEANS, William Brunston Sr.
1800-1885
Sweeney-Owen Cemetery, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
The Clinton Advocate, Clinton MO, Jan 22 1885 - An Old Settler Gone - Died, in this city, Tuesday morning, at the advanced age of 85 years, Mr. William B. Means. For many, many long years the people of Clinton have been more or less familiar with the face and name of the old man who Tuesday morning finished his earthly pilgrimage, and passed hence into that other life of which we all know so little, or nothing. Mr. Means was born in Christian county, Ky., February 1st, in the year 1800. He came to this state as one of the pioneers and settled within a short distance of where he lived at his death; the house he first erected being upon the property now owned by Mr. Jos. Talbert, and it has been but a few years since it was removed. He has a couple of sons who live in Benton county, both of whom are in good circumstances. The old man himself had nothing, and now that he is dead, his friends rather than see him be buried as a pauper, raised money to defray the expenses of a respectable funeral, and had him buried beside his wife, who preceded him several years since, and who was interred in the Owen's cemetery.

MECKLING, Dorthea Eugenia DENNIS
abt 1920-1998
Clinton Daily Democrat, May 12 1998 - Dorthea Eugenia (Dennis) Meckling, 78, died at Trevecia Health Center in Nashville, Tennessee, April 30, 1998. She grew up in White Oak community. She was a WAC in World War II. Her parents, Joe and Harriet Dennis, also six sisters and five brothers preceded her in death. She leaves to survive her a son, Michel Briley; grandson Michel Jr. of Nashville; a granddaughter, Danille Briley; a great-grandson, Nahn David Lee of New Mexico; a brother, Jay Dennis and wife, Gladys, Montrose; also several nephews and nieces. Graveside services were May 6 at the Veterans Cemetery in Middle, Tennessee.

MEDFORD, Masako IOKA
1934-2008
Laurel Oak Cemetery (M), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Nov 11 2008 - Masako Mefford, 73, of Windsor, Missouri, died Friday, November 7, 2008, at the Golden Valley Memorial Hospital, Clinton, Mo. She was born November 21, 1934, in Nara, Honshu, Japan, the daughter of Masakazu and Hisae Ioka. On May 27, 1960, at the American Consulate in Sapporo, Japan, she married Hugh Robert Mefford, who survives of the home. Masako worked at the International Shoe Factory, in Windsor, from 1973 until it closed in 1985. She then went to work at U.S. Safety (Parmalee), in Windsor, from 1985 until her retirement in 2006. Masako enjoyed gardening and growing flowers. She also enjoyed traveling, especially visiting her family in Hawaii and two special nieces, Alicia and Angela Castillo. She was a member of the First Baptist Church, Windsor and the American Legion Auxiliary, Post 82, Windsor. In addition to her husband, Bob, Masako is survived by a son, John Mefford and his wife Liesl, Tacoma, Washington; 5 grandchildren, Sean Mefford; Travis Mefford; Robbie Mefford; Anthony Mefford; Crystal Mefford; a great grandchild, Ayana Mefford; 2 brothers; 1 sister and numerous nieces and nephews. Masako was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Robert; a sister and a brother. Memorial services will be Thursday, November 13, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Private family burial will be in the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

MEEK, Hershel "Buzz"
1918-2005
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Mar 4 2005 - Hershel "Buzz" Meek, 87, Clinton, formerly of Mexico, Missouri, died Wednesday, March 2, 2005, at Golden Valley Hospital in Clinton. Funeral services will be held Saturday, March 5, at Pickering Funeral Home, Mexico. Interment will be in East Lawn Memorial Park. He was born January 13, 1918, in St. Louis, the son of Duncan L. and Annette DuParri Meek. On September 8, 1946, in Mexico, he married Virginia Phillips, who survives of the home. He served in the Army Air force as a Staff Sergeant during World War II from May 1942 until October 1945. He was involved in campaigns in North Africa and Italy. He earned nine battle stars, two Presidential unit citations and a Purple Heart. He worked at A.P. Green Co. as a shipping clerk for 42 years until his retirement in 1980. He was a member of First Christian Church in Mexico where he served as a deacon, Mexico Jaycees, assistant leader of Boy Scouts, treasurer of the Greenco Credit Union and a life member of the 57th Bomb Wing Reunion. In addition to his wife, survivors include a son Terry Meek, Fenton; a daughter Martha Wagner and husband Michael, Clinton; two step-grandchildren, Christopher Wagner and Elisabeth Cruce, and four step-great-grandchildren, A. J. Cruce, Joshua Burkhart, Taylor Cruce and Katelyn Wagner. One brother preceded him in death.

MEFFORD, Annabell May ECKHOFF
1931-2016
Laurel Oak Cemetery (M), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Annabell M. Mefford, 85, of Windsor, Missouri, died Wednesday afternoon, December 14, 2016, at the Research Medical Center, Kansas City, Mo. She was born May 11, 1931, in Cole Camp, Mo., the daughter of Gustav Heinrich Bernard Eckhoff and Anna Marie (Casto) Eckhoff. On February 24, 1951, in Clinton, Mo., she married Richard Walter Mefford and he preceded her in death on July 8, 2009. Annabell worked as a sewing machine operator at the International Shoe Factory in Windsor for 20 years. She also worked at Unitog, Benz Manufacturing and the Windsor Review before her retirement. Over the years, Annabell enjoyed doing embroidery work, making quilts, collecting bells and angels, camping, fixing big holiday meals, and going to the Windsor Senior Center. She also enjoyed babysitting. She was a member of First Baptist Church, Windsor. Survivors include a son, Gary Wayne Mefford, Carrollton, Mo.; 3 daughters, Carol Ann Phalen (Norris), Windsor, Mo.; Marie Clevenger, Windsor, Mo.; and Cathy Banning (Tim), Windsor, Mo.; 8 grandchildren, Angie Platt (John), Jacqueline Treece (Michael), Valerie Bridges (Dan), Sonya Hornback (Brian), Teresa Noel (Danny), Jennifer Banning, Christopher Richards (Susan), and Kimberly Banning; numerous great-grandchildren; 2 brothers, Bill Eckhoff and Thomas Eckhoff (Jeana), both of Cole Camp, Mo.; and several nieces, nephews, and great-nieces, and nephews. Funeral services will be Monday, December 19 2016, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial will be in the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

MEFFORD, Emma J. FOLSOM
1904-2001
Laurel Oak Cemetery (M), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Daily Democrat, Oct 23 2001 - Emma J. Mefford, 97, Windsor, died late Sunday afternoon, October 21, 2001, at her home. She was born October 6, 1904, in Morgan County, the daughter of William Allen Folsom and Emma Nancy (Duffer) Folsom. On September 28, 1924, in Camden County, she married Edwin Hurley Mefford, who died August 15, 1976. Mrs. Mefford was a homemaker and had worked many years ago at the Hamilton-Brown Shoe Factory (later to become the International Shoe Factory) Windsor, and at LaFavor's Laundry, also in Windsor. She is survived by four sons, Lee Edwin Mefford, Hugh Robert Mefford, Richard Walter Mefford and Herbert Vernon Mefford, all of Windsor; three sisters, Kate Roark, Windsor, Ellen Crenshaw, Climax Springs, and Edna McGuire, Champagne, Illinois; 23 grandchildren, 47 great-grandchildren, 12 great-great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; two sons, Sidney Carl Mefford and Jerry Joe Mefford; three brothers, Bill, Thomas and Edwin; two sisters, Lena and Louetta, and one great-grandson, Nicholas. Funeral services will be Thursday, October 25, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial will be in the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

MEFFORD, Jerry Joe
1941-1998
Laurel Oak Cemetery (M), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Daily Democrat, Feb 17 1998 - Jerry Joe Mefford, Sr., 57, Windsor, died Tuesday, February 17, 1998, at his home in Windsor. He was born February 12, 1941, in Windsor, the son of Edwin Hurley Mefford and Emma Josephine (Folsom) Mefford. Mr. Mefford worked at Tracker Marine in Clinton from 1989 to 1997. Survivors include a son, Jerry Joe Mefford, Jr., Windsor; a daughter, Kelly Mefford, Greenwood; four brothers, Richard, Mefford, Robert Mefford, Lee Mefford and Herbie Mefford; three grandchildren, Jason, Brian and Melissa; his mother Emma Mefford, Windsor, and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be Thursday, February 19, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial will be in Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

MEFFORD, Lee E.
1927-2011
Laurel Oak Cemetery (M), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Lee E. Mefford, 84, of rural Windsor, Missouri, died early Monday morning, March 14, 2011, at the Windsor Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, Windsor. He was born March 5, 1927, in Climax Springs, Mo., the son of Edwin Hurley Mefford and Emma Josephine (Folsom) Mefford. On June 28, 1947, in Windsor, Mo., he married Lucille Parrack, who survives of the home. Mr. Mefford owned and operated a dairy farm, with his family, for many years until his retirement. He also worked at several chicken hatcheries, in and around Windsor, for many years. After his retirement, he started a new job, "fishing." He especially enjoyed fishing with his son, grandsons and good friends. He served in the United States Army during World War II and was a member of the First Baptist Church, Windsor. In addition to his wife, Lee is survived by 2 daughters, Sharon Mefford and Patricia Mefford, and a son, Robert Mefford, all of Windsor; 2 brothers, Herb Mefford and his wife Karen, and Hugh Robert Mefford, both of Windsor.; a sister-in-law, Annabel Mefford, Windsor; 5 grandsons, Dennis Mefford; Wesley Mefford; Jody Fergerson; Paul Fergerson and Robert Fergerson; numerous great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Allen Lee Mefford, 3 brothers, Sidney Mefford, Richard Mefford and Jerry Mefford. Graveside services will be Friday, March 18, 2011, at the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

MEFFORD, Robert "Bob"
1960-2007
Laurel Oak Cemetery (M), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Oct 14 2007 - Robert "Bob" Mefford, 47, of Corpus Christi, Texas, formerly of Windsor, Missouri, died Wednesday, August 8, 2007, in Corpus Christi, Texas as a result of an automotive accident. He was born June 13, 1960, in Chitose, Hokkaido, Japan, the son of Hugh Robert Mefford and Masako (Ioka) Mefford. He graduated from Windsor High School in 1979. He then joined the United States Navy, serving in the Persian Gulf on the aircraft carrier USS Constellation as an aircraft mechanic. After his discharge, he returned for a short while to Windsor before settling in Honolulu, Hawaii. There, he worked as a mechanic for a local tourist airline. Afterwards, he moved to Tacoma, Washington and was employed by Manke Lumber Company. He eventually settled in Corpus Christi, Texas to work in construction. Bob had a creative gift and was artistically inclined. In his younger years, he was skilled in woodworking, metalwork and drawing. With his family, he enjoyed camping and other outdoor activities. Bob also had a passion for motorcycles and was a member of a motorcycle club. Survivors include his children, 2 sons, Robert Allen "Robbie" Mefford; Anthony Thomas Mefford; and a daughter, Crystal Brianne Mefford all of Tonopah, Arizona; his parents, Hugh and Masako Mefford, Windsor, Mo.; a brother, John Mefford and his wife, Liesl, Tacoma, Washington; 2 nephews, Sean and Travis Mefford; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Graveside committal services will be Friday, August 17, 2007, at the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

MEHUS, Jewell ROSS DAVIS
1897-1988
Englewood Cemetery (M), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Daily Democrat 1988 - Mrs. Jewell Ross Mehus of Forsythe died at Plantation Hills Nursing Home there Wednesday, March 30. Mrs. Mehus was a former Henry County resident, and worked for the Clinton Eye at one time and was a writer and book store owner. She is survived by a daughter, Elizabeth Moran of Branson. Burial at Englewood Cemetery, Clinton, Mo.

MEIER, Elizabeth Ann JONES
1923-2006
Mt. Moriah Cemetery, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jun 23 2006 - Elizabeth Ann Meier, daughter of Carl and Mary Anna (Lapham) Jones, was born September 29, 1923, in Kansas City and died at Golden valley Hospital, Clinton, on June 7, 2006, at the age of 82 years. Elizabeth lived most of her life in the Kansas City area before moving to Clinton in 1988. She was married to Richard E. Meier, who preceded her in death on January 1, 1987. She was a homemaker. She was a member of the Clinton United Methodist Church, the golden Valley Hospital Auxiliary and she also volunteered for Twin Lakes Hospice. She is survived by her two daughters, Diana Wescott and husband Gary, Farmington, Minnesota, and Susan Turner and husband Don, Clinton; two sons, Richard Meier and wife Jill, Liberty, and Pat Meier and wife Kathy, Trimble, as well as nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the United Methodist Church, Clinton, on Saturday, June 10, with interment in the Mt. Moriah Cemetery, Kansas City.

MeierOTTO, Henry Joseph
1860-1934
Englewood Cemetery (M), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton, MO - Henry Joseph MeierOtto died at his home at the corner of Ohio and Water streets at 2 a.m. Wednesday. He had been in failing health for the past 11 years, having suffered a series of strokes in that time, but was bedfast just six weeks previous to his death. His affliction left him unable to articulate for several years, so he could not talk to his friends and loved ones although he could understand what they said. He enjoyed their companionship, also reading, until the last few months. Mr. Meierotto was born June 20, 1860, near Ft. Madison, Iowa. There he grew to young manhood, learning the trade of cabinet making. December 29, 1885, he was married to Miss Margaret Kelly. They lived there for awhile, then went to Texas. In 1904 they came to Henry county where Mr. Meierotto purchased the place known as the Mound farm, four miles northeast of Clinton. This home soon became the social center of the neighborhood as Mr. Meierotto played the violin with skill and trained his older children in music. During leisure hours, music, song, and laughter filled the home. There was a large family of children, but Mr. and Mrs. Meierotto had even larger hearts, and their children came to Clinton to school where they made many warm friendships. Saturdays and Sundays their home was filled with young people, some times as many as 10 to 15 guests going out to spend the week-end with this happy family. There was always room for the friends of their children in the home as this good couple furnished fine, clean amusement for their sons and daughters. Mr. Meierotto was a devout member of the Catholic church and a regular attendant. Here also did he give of his talent of music and for many years played the violin there. He enjoyed farming and did a good job of it, but cabinet making was his hobby and the set of fine tools which he owned were prized possessions, for he continually built conveniences in the home for his loved ones and was ever ready to improve his place. In 1917 when they lost their home by fire, a modern 8-room tile house with bath, was built, and in it were many of the things which he built. He and his wife moved to the home where he died, nearly five years ago when his health became such that it was impossible for them to live on the farm, which they sold upon coming to Clinton. Mr. Meierotto read extensively and was interested in politics and the government of his country. He argued good-naturedly with his friends on every question of the day. Tuesday his wife remarked that it was the first time he had ever missed voting since she had known him. These several years he was unable to talk, he came to town and listened with keen interest to the political discussions of his friends. He is survived by his beloved wife, with whom he has enjoyed nearly a half century of companionship. Two of their children have passed on, John, who died six years ago, and an infant daughter. The children who survive are B. C. Meierotto and Mrs. Frank Higgins of Red Oak, Iowa; Mrs. Alfred Pogge, Neola, Iowa; Joe Meierotto of Independence, Mo; Will, Albert, and J. L. Meierotto and Mrs. Phil Rentchler of Clinton; Kelly, the youngest son, lives ... (obit cut)

MeierOTTO, James Leo
1893-1939
Englewood Cemetery (M), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton, MO - Heart Attack Fatal To Jas. L. Meierotto - Clinton Restaurateur Stricken The Evening of Dec. 6 While at a Legion Meeting - Devout Catholic and Friend to All - Jim Meierotto, popular restaurateur at Clinton, died about 8:45 p.m. Wednesday, December 6, 1939, from a sudden heart attack which came about 8:00 p.m. that evening while he was assisting at the American Legion meeting in the place of the regular mess sergeant, Dan Lichterman, who is in the hospital. Mr. Meierotto was immediately taken to his home at 310 East Jefferson Street by Will Crome and Wyatt N. Peck, fellow Legionnaires, and a doctor summoned but his administrations were to no avail. Mr. Meierotto had suffered heart trouble some time and had poor health since serving in the World War. He was born March 3, 1893, in Albia, Iowa, a son of Mr. and Mrs. H. J. Meierotto, coming with them about 1904 to what is now known as the Meierotto farm northeast of Clinton, where he was reared. November 24, 1919, he was united in marriage to Miss Violette Mohrweis of Deepwater and to them were given four children who are left to comfort their mother and are: Mary Bernice, Margaret, Joan Ann, and Patricia Ann. Besides these Mr. Meierotto leaves his mother, Mrs. H. J. Meierotto, and Kelly Meierotto, both of Chicago; B. C. Meierotto of Essex, Iowa; Albert Meierotto, Kansas City; Will and Joe Meierotto and Mrs. Phil Rentchler, all of Clinton; Mrs. Frank Higgins, Columbus, Nebr.; Mrs. Alfred Pogge, Neola, Iowa, and a nephew, Verle Meierotto, of Clinton, who was very close to his uncle. Mr. Meierotto was a member of Battery B. 130th Field Artillery and saw 18 months active service overseas during the World War, taking part in the Meuse-Argonne and St. Mihiel drives. For two years before the war, he was a fireman on the Frisco and after his return from the War he was again employed by the Frisco for six months, then he and his family lived five years at Deepwater, assisting Mrs. Meierotto's parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Mohrweis, in their general store. Mr. Meierotto was also for ten years a traveling salesman for a tobacco company, working out of Kansas City. Five years ago he opened a restaurant on the west side of the square in Clinton which burned about two years later. Soon after which time he opened a diner on North Second Street, both places of business being popular, for his patrons were assured good food, prompt service and an extraordinary cleanliness. Quiet, courteous, kindly, Mr. Meierotto met the world with a smile and though he knew death walked beside him he was unafraid, for in the life of this exemplary, fine man, the Cross held first place and the love of his God and his church were his bulwark and strength. In his heart also burned a glowing fire of patriotism, whose like is seldom seen in other men. His country and her flag had claimed the physical force of his youth, but the sacrifice he made for them was never begrudged, even when he knew health was lost to him forever. Enthroned also in the heart of Jim Meierotto was his fireside, where he beloved and splendid wife and four lovely, charming daughters made complete a circle of love and perfect companionship. And there helping him in decisions, guiding him in judging wisely and directing young feet in paths of good morals and gentle manners, was the spirit of the Christ, for he made a practical thing of his faith, not living apart from it. As a peace time citizen and as a soldier he had seen life in the world in all its best and worst phases and it was a foundation for the best he hoped to build in the lives of his children ere the thread of life was cut for him. Often Mr. Meierotto would leave his restaurant for a quiet family dinner at home and then they would go in a group to a show or on a short outing, where the bonds of love and understanding were knitted closer. If in the lives of all men, as with Mr. Meierotto, were an earnest desire to stand right in relation with their community, justified by their conscience and approved by their church, such lives as his, so lately cut short, would be the rule and not the exception. Thus in memory he leaves a dominant force for good and the world is better for having had such a citizen as he. He was a devout member of the Clinton Holy Rosary Catholic Church. He was also a loyal and active member of the American Legion, also belonged to the V.F.W. He had been active with Salvation Army Drives and on the Chamber of Commerce Board. Requiem High Mass was conducted on Saturday at the Holy Rosary Church. Burial was at Englewood. The Rosary was said at the Consalus & Peck Funeral Home Friday. The American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, and their Auxiliaries; the Camp Fire Girls and Booster Girls, of which Joan and Margaret Meierotto are respective members, attended the funeral in a body. Mr. Meierotto's mother, brothers and sisters were all present except Mrs. Pogge, whose husband came, also Frank Higgins and the Higgins' daughters, Peggy and Phyllis Ann. Others present included Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Mohrweis of Deepwater; and Mr. and Mrs. Henry Devine of Wisdom, Mo.

MeierOTTO, John Bernard
1891-1928
Englewood Cemetery (M), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton, MO - John B. MeierOtto Dead - All Clinton was grieved Sunday evening when the sad news came over the wire that John B. MeierOtto had passed into eternity, at 6:50 p.m., at the home in Springfield, Mo., after an illness of about a week with influenza, which developed into double pneumonia a few days before his death. The skill of nurses, physicians and loved ones was used in the fight for his life. Those at his bedside, when the end came, besides his wife were, Mr. and Mrs. Jim Meierotto, Joe Meierott, Sam Hallford and son, Leland, of Clinton, and daughter, Mrs. D. S. Jackson, of Kansas City. Deceased was born June 30, 1891, at Albia, and came with his parents to Henry county a number of years ago. More than 15 years ago, he entered the employment of the Frisco, and was one of their engineer-firemen, having the noon run through Clinton with Monk Evans. He was united in marriage with Miss Helen Hallford, August 1922. Clinton and Springfield had been their home since. Theirs was, indeed, a happy marriage. They were always sweethearts. John was a dependable worker and devoted to his home, where he was always found after his work was over. He was a devout member of the Catholic church and the body was brought to Clinton, and the funeral held Wednesday morning at 9 o'clock at the Catholic church, with interment in Englewood. Besides his wife, he leaves his beloved parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. J. Meierotto, northeast of Clinton; six brothers - Will, of Kansas City; C. D., at Red Oak, Ia.; Jim and Joe, of Clinton; Albert and Henry Kelly, at the home farm, northeast of Clinton; three sisters - Mrs. Phil Rentchler, Clinton; Mrs. Frank Higgins, Red Oak, Ia. and Mrs. Alfred Pogge, Neola, Ia. John's death was the first break in his parents' family circle.

MEISBURGER, Joseph C., Father
1916-2002
Mount Olivet Cemetery, Raytown, Jackson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 15 2003 - Father Joseph C. Meisburger, 86, died December 20, 2002, at St. Mary's Manor in Independence. He became a priest at age 49. A priest in the diocese for 36 years, Father Meisburger may be remembered by many because of his involvement in the Gift of Faith capital campaign, which raised $2 million for the priests' retirement fund. Before becoming a priest, Father Meisburger worked in the newspaper business. In high school, he started working for The Kansas City Star and The Associated Press for 12 years he performed various duties, from office work to tape-gumming for the New York Stock Exchange report, to operating the teletype machine. His early career in newspapers ended in 1942 when he joined the United States Army, and was stationed in Boise, Idaho. While there, he wrote and edited The Gowen Beacon. After World War II, he again worked for The AP, but after earning a degree from Rockhurst University in 1947, he pursued a vocation to the priesthood. He was ordained in 1966 at the age of 49. Father Meisburger served as pastor of St. Therese Parish in Parkville, Immaculate Conception Parish in Montrose, and St. Ludger Parish in Germantown. He was an associate pastor at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish in Raytown, St. Columban Parish in Chillicothe, Sacred Heart Parish in Warrensburg, and Christ the Kind Parish and St. Gabriel Parish, both in Kansas City. He served as chaplain at St. Francis Convent and the state hospital in Nevada. He was senior priest in service at St. Mary Parish, Independence, for 11 years. He retired in 1988. A funeral mass was celebrated December 23 at St. Mary Church. Burial followed in the priests' section of Ascension Garden in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Kansas City.

MEISNER, Eula Lavon STOW
1919-2002
Mt. Zion Cemetery, Redman, Macon Co, MO
Clinton Daily Democrat, Sep 13 2002 - Lavon Meisner, 82, Macon and formerly of Clinton, died Thursday, September 12, 2002, at Columbia Regional Hospital. She was born December 21, 1919, in Anabel. On September 16, 1937, she married Chris M. Meisner. She lived in and around Macon her entire life, except for the time spent in Clinton. Services will be Sunday September 15, at Hutton-McElwain Funeral Home, Macon. Burial will be at Mt. Zion Cemetery in Redman. Preceding her in death were her husband of 56 years, Chris Meisner; one son, Jack Meisner, Clinton, and one sister, Nona Walker. She is survived by four sons and four daughters, Neil Meisner, Clinton, Chris S. Meisner, Overland Park, Kansas, Lewis Meisner and John Meisner, Macon, Vonna Jo Gregory and June Vestal, Tennessee, Bobbie Truitt, Macon and Gayla Ricci, Arizona; one brother, Jack Stow, Gladstone; 25 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

MEISNER, Jack L.
1951-2001
Englewood Cemetery (M), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Daily Democrat, Dec 5 2001 - Jack L. Meisner died November 11, 2001, in St. Luke's Hospital, Kansas City, at the age of 50 years. He was born July 12, 1951, in Macon, the son of Chris M. and Lavon (Stow) Meisner, growing up in the Macon area and graduating from Macon High school in 1969. Jack served in the United States Navy from April 28, 1970, until March 30, 1972. Not too long after that, Jack came to Clinton where he spent the biggest part of the rest of his life. Before owning and operating his own trucking business, he worked at various jobs ranging from the Clinton Packing Co., to construction-type work and then Peabody Coal. He was a member of these Clinton Lodges: Masonic Lodge No. 548, the VFW Post 1894 and the Elks Lodge No. 1034. August 5, 1982, represented a special day in the life of Jack and Karen as they united in marriage. Instantly Jack stepped into the role of father for their children, Monica, Angela and B.J. Jack was a devoted and loving person who shared a special bond with his wife, children, grandchildren, brothers, sisters and special friends, Leo and June Huff. Jack's greatest joys were not only spending time with his children and grandchildren, but in typical grandpa-fashion, talking about them as well. A day did not pass by without Jack expressing his love to each of them. In fact, during the day, Jack was known to sneak over to his grandchildren's house just to play. Jack also had a special nickname for each of his grandkids. Jack certainly had a way with worlds. Not only with spoken ones, but, written as well. As those who knew him can attest to, he always had a story to tell. His knack of expressing himself through written word and even putting some of those words to the music he played on his guitar, were privilege to few and are some of the most cherished. in his final day, Jack wrote each of his children a letter expressing his everlasting love and told them that even though he could not be with them physically, he would always be watching over each of them as their guardian angel. He asked them just to look up in the sky and see that one bright shining star .. and that star would be him ... shining his love upon them. Jack is survived by his wife, Karen Meisner, and one son, B.J. Bramell, both of the home; two daughters, Monica Ross of Warrensburg and Angela Frederick of Clinton; five grandchildren, Hillary, Dalton, Bradley, Katelyn and Jeffry; his mother, Lavon Meisner of Macon; four brothers, Chris S. Meisner of Overland Park, Kansas, Lewis F. Meisner and John A. Meisner, both of Macon, and Neil Meisner of Clinton; four sisters, Vonna Jo Gregory of Nashville, Tennessee, Bobbie Kay Truitt of Macon, Gayle Lee Ricci of Flagstaff, Arizona, and June Vestal of Antioch, Tennessee, as well as a number of nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, Chris Meisner, Clinton, and his nephew, Lonnie M. Truitt, Macon. Funeral services were Wednesday, November 14, at Vansant-Mills Chapel, Clinton. Burial was at Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

MELCHIORRE, Katherine Louise SMITH GREGORY
1915-2008
Mullin Cemetery, White Oak Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 15 2008 - Katherine Louise Melchiorre was born October 15, 1915, in Lake Arthur, Louisiana, and died April 8, 2008, at Evergreen Health Center in Petaluma, California, at the age of 92. She was the oldest of five children born to Charles Judson and Myrta Dyer Smith. During her childhood her father was a rice farmer and they farmed in Louisiana, Arkansas and southern Missouri before moving to Urich in 1924 where her father opened a new rice farm. It is believed that this was the northern-most rice farm in the state. She attended a one-room rural elementary school and then went to high school in the small town of Urich. In August 1931, she married Donald V. Gregory and had one son, Donald G. Gregory. After this marriage ended in divorce, she moved to Portland, Oregon, to be with her two sisters. In October 1945 she married George Melchiorre and they moved to Miami, Florida, where Katherine enjoyed a career as a bank officer in retail banking. In 1951 Katherine and George adopted a son, Carlo Melchiorre, of Atri, Italy, who was George's distant relative. Her husband was a lead mechanic for Pan American Airways and they traveled extensively to the countries where PanAm flew including many trips to Italy to visit George's relatives and one "around the world" trip upon George's retirement. In 1977, "Nonnie" and George moved to Rohnert Park to be closer to their grandchildren. After George's death in 1982 Katherine continued to travel visiting relatives and friends in Florida, Missouri and Texas, making her last trip in July 2007 to attend her Class of 1933 high school reunion. Katherine is survived by her sons Donald Gregory (Ann) of San Rafael, and Carol Melchiorre of the home; grandchildren, Linda Gregory (Jeff Grey) of San Rafael, Mitchell Gregory (Ingrid) of San Diego and Shane Melchiorre of Tampa, Florida, and one great-grandchild, Matthew Grey. Also surviving are two sisters, Marjorie Mendenhall, Columbus, Ohio, and Betty Smith, Lee's Summit, and a brother Ron Smith, Salado, Texas. There are also seven nieces and seven nephews who survive. She was proceeded in death by her parents and husband; two brothers, Charles E. and U. G. (Coach) Smith and a sister, Myrta Hill. In accordance with Katherine's wishes, no formal memorial service will be held, but a gathering of family, friends and neighbors is planned to celebrate her long and successful life.

MELLEN, Wyatt Louis
1935-2005
Englewood Cemetery (M), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Feb 9 2005 - Wyatt Louis Mellen, the son of Louis and Bessie Mellen, was born October 22, 1935, at his family's home near Racket in Benton County. He died peacefully at his home in Clinton Saturday, January 22, 2005, at the age of 69. Wyatt grew up on his family's farm north of Racket and was saved at the early age of 10 at the Shady Grove Baptist Church near his home. He graduated from Warsaw High School. On December 21, 1952, he married Mary Ann Parsons from LaDue in Henry County. Wyatt was successfully employed at several vocations during his lifetime, including farming and working for General Motors, but he retired as a boilermaker and was a member of the Local Number 83 in 1989. Later in life Wyatt answered the Lord's call to become a minister. He was ordained May 16, 1993, at the Clear Creek Baptist Church, east of Lincoln, in Benton County. He served as pastor at the Clear Creek Church and later at the good Hope Baptist Church in Kansas City. Wyatt was a man with a variety of interests which included playing the fiddle, guitar and dulcimer, piloting airplanes and gardening. He was blessed with a talent for mechanics and was a skilled welder. His greatest joy however, was spending time with his grandchildren, watching them grow and participate in their various sports and activities. He was a constant source of advice and support for his children and grandchildren and will be greatly missed by his family and friends. Wyatt is survived by his wife Mary Ann of the home; two daughters, Debbie Abdoler and husband Rich, Clinton, and Lisa Glass and husband Tom, Americus, Kansas; one sister, Leila Faye Dalsing, Clinton, and four grandchildren, Emily Abdoler, Rachel Abdoler, Matt Glass and Michael Glass. Funeral services were held at Vansant-Mills Chapel Wednesday, January 26. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

MELTON, Julia K. McBETH
1876-1929
Englewood Cemetery (M), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Mrs. Julia K. McBeth Melton died at the hospital in Parsons, Kans., Saturday at 11 a.m. Last year she had a bad attack of influenza, which affected her heart. Several weeks ago she went to Kansas City to the Research hospital, where she went thru the Clinic. They advised rest and she went home and seemed much better until just two days before her death, when she became ill and her husband took her to the hospital and she seemed to get better, but the end came very suddenly. She was born in Clinton at the home of her parents, the late Mr. and Mrs. R. C. McBeth, on South Second street, more recently owned by Norton Schuyler, where she grew to womanhood, graduating from the Clinton schools and Baird College. Later she attended the Normal at Kirksville. She taught successfully in Clinton for several hears, then Prof. Reynolds urged her to come to the Kansas City schools, where she taught until her marriage about 14 years ago to Leslie R. Melton. She was a woman of exceptional charm and amiable disposition and a home maker. Several years ago they moved to a farm near Parsons, for the benefit of her husband's health. She enjoyed it there as she was a lover of nature and often spoke of the picture from her windows of the peaceful herds of cattle and other farm animals that was more beautiful to her than any painting of a great master. She was a devout member of the Catholic church. Her body was brought to Clinton and taken to the home of her cousin, Mrs. Minnie Connor, known as the McLane home on the corner of Ohio and Second street, and the funeral was held Wednesday morning at the Holy Rosary church. Burial in Englewood. Deceased is survived by her beloved husband, one brother McLane McBeth of Kansas City; three sisters, Misses Katherin and Roberta McBeth, who have been traveling the past year and who were in Detroit, Mich., at the time of their sister's death and Miss Mary McBeth of Kansas City.

MELVEN, Myrtle I. SWINDELL
1881-1900
Drakes Chapel Cemetery, Deer Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
The Clinton Eye, Clinton MO, Saturday, Sep 1 1900 - In Memory of Mrs. Myrtle Swindell Melvin. After an illness of three weeks, at her home in Lewis, surrounded by her husband, father, mother and all her family relatives, she, in great peace, passed away last Monday at 3 p.m. The subject of this sketch was born near Calhoun, on the 7th day of June, 1881, and was at the time of her death 19 years, 2 months and 20 days old. She was married to Mr. Melven March 1st, 1897, who survives her. She also leaves two bright little ones, the oldest three years and an infant girl babe three weeks old. She was converted when she was 14 years old, at the M. E. church at Lewis. The funeral services were held on Tuesday. After the close of the services at the house, the remains were taken to Drake's cemetery, one and one-half miles north of Lewis.

MENDENHALL, Richard Edward "Rick"
1964-2010
Drakes Chapel Cemetery, Deer Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Richard "Rick" Edward Mendenhall, age 45 of Clinton, Missouri passed away July 28, 2010. Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Sunday, August 1, 2010 at Vansant-Mills Chapel, Clinton, with burial in Drakes Chapel Cemetery. Rick was born in Clinton, Missouri the son of Larry and Carolyn (Dalton) Mendenhall. He was a member of Boy Scout Troop 225; he graduated from Clinton High School in 1983; he worked for Gregg Smith Ford Motors, Clinton, for the last 16 years, where was parts manager; he was a member of Drakes Chapel United Methodist Church. Rick was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Gene and Jewell Dalton; his paternal grandparents, Charles and Anna Mendenhall; his uncles, Richard Dalton and Harold Mendenhall. He is survived by his daughter, Tanya Mendenhall and her boyfriend, Mark Buce; his girlfriend, Janae Vallentine and her three children; his parents, Larry and Carolyn (Dalton) Mendenhall; brothers and sisters, Ronnie and his wife Jean Mendenhall, Renee and her husband, Larry Garrison, Ryan and his wife, Laura Mendenhall, Randy Mendenhall all of Clinton, Michelle Mendenhall and her fiance, Shawn Phillips of Flemington, Krystle and David Wolfe of Sedalia; his aunt Linda Bailey and husband, Lester and his uncle, Jim Dalton and wife, Velma all of Clinton as well as eleven nieces and nephews; two great nephews and a host of cousins.

MENDENHALL, Walter Earl
1920-2001
Urich Cemetery, Bogard Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Daily Democrat, Oct 18 2001 - Walter Earl Mendenhall, the second son of Samuel and Florence Dunn Mendenhall, was born January 4, 1920, near Urich, and died September 23, 2001, in Eureka, California. On June 16, 1942, he was married to Marjorie Smith, also of Urich. To this union one daughter, Marie Louise Mendenhall, was born. Walter attended Hickory Grove and Maple Grove rural schools in White Oak Township and Urich High School graduating with the Class of 1937. Walter served in the United States Navy in the Pacific during World War II, attaining the rank of Chief Machinist Mate. After discharge from the Navy, he and his older brother, Wilbur, went to Eureka, California, where they and their spouses were in the transportation business, operating a taxi cab company, airport limousine service, rental car company and trucking operations. One of these businesses was a star mail route which Walter personally operated for 50 years, acquiring a reputation for always getting the mail through in spite of storms, floods and landslides. He is survived by his spouse, Marjorie, Rohnert Park, California; his daughter, Marie, and son-in-law, John Mead, and granddaughters, Jessica and Gillian, all of Columbus, Ohio. One niece, Beverly Matschowials of South Lake Tahoe, California, and a nephew, Tommy Mendenhall of Samoa, California, also survive him. Walter was cremated and it is planned to return his ashes to Urich and lay them to rest in Urich Cemetery.

MENDYK, Sylvia A.
1935-2010
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Oct 22 2010 - Sylvia A. Mendyk, 75, Clinton, formerly of Urich, died Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2010, from complications of a stroke. Sylvia was born Oct. 18, 1935 in Litchfield, Nebraska. She was self-employed as a seamstress for over 25 years and retired in 1997. She is survived by four children, Mike Mendyk and his wife Jean, Green Forest, Arkansas, Kathleen Hoskins and her husband Kevin, Chula, Joe Mendyk of Calhoun, and Patricia Lott and her husband John, Belton; eight grandchildren, Kathy, James, Kenny, Chris, Joanna, Matt, Alex, and Anissa, and seven great-grandchildren. No services will be held per her request.

MENEES, Geoorge W. Dr.
1856-1911
Englewood Cemetery (M), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - "He hath done what he could" is the greatest tribute that can be paid to anyone and was certainly true of Dr. G. W. Menees, who died February 7, 1911. For nearly 30 years he has been an active factor in all that was built up in this community. Aside from being one of the ablest physicians in the city, his information on general subjects was broad and accurate. For many y ears, he served as City Health Officer and always with fidelity. Duties of this responsible position were often very unpleasant but when public health was at issue, he knew neither friend nor foe but sought only the greatest protection for all the people. When an epidemic recently seemed to threaten Clinton, his own health was failing and his family urged him to give up the post, but he would not consider it as he felt this was the time he was needed most. He was superintendent of the Cumberland Presbyterian Sunday School and, after union of that church with the Presbyterian, he served on the board and was superintendent of the Sunday School. No sacrifice was too great if his church needed him.

MENEFEE, V. A. WILLIAMS
1825-1894
Englewood Cemetery (M), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
The remains of Mrs. V. A. Menefee were brought here for burial Thursday. Born in Chesterfield county, Va. in 1825 and died at the home of F. Snelling in Liberty Feb. 26, 1895. Moved to this state when 13 years of age. First married to Howard Williams who lived only a few years; then to R. W. Menefee; to them eight children were born, 5 still living; Mrs. F. Snelling and F. Menefee, Liberty; R. S. and W. R. Menefee, Urich, Mrs. R. H. Piper, this city. She was a Baptist and devoted Christian. Burial at Englewood.

MENTZ, Herman
1844-1913
St. Ludger Cemetery, Deepwater Twp, Henry Co, MO
Montrose Recorder, Sep 19 1913 - Herman Mentz age 69 years, died at his home near Germantown, Sunday morning after an illness of several weeks. He leaves a wife, two sons and one daughter to mourn his loss. Services were held at the Germantown Catholic church Tuesday, after which the remains were laid to rest in the Germantown Cemetery.

MERANDA, Elizabeth A.
1841-1895
Norris Cemetery, Big Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Eye, Mar 2 1895 - Died at Hartwell, Feb. 18th, Mrs. T. J. Meranda, after a week's sickness, with double pneumonia, aged 55 years. Deceased was born in Scott county, Indiana, and came to this state in 1868, settling in Harrison county, but has been living in this county about 20 years. In August, 1859, she was united in marriage with T. J. Meranda, who survives her. To them ten children were born, four of whom are now living, two in this county and two in Utah. Her funeral was conducted Friday, after which her remains were taken to the Norris graveyard for interment.

MERANDA, Hattie Alice BELTON
1872-1899
Englewood Cemetery (M), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Eye, Clinton MO, Feb 11 1899 - Mrs. George Meranda, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Belton, died Saturday at the home of her parents. Deceased was 26 years of age and was highly respected by a large circle of friends. A husband and two little children are left to mourn the loss of a devoted wife and mother's care. Uncle Frank Williams conducted the funeral at her parent's home, after which the remains were laid to rest in Englewood.

MERCER, Mildred Irene SULLIVAN BRECKENRIDGE LOYD
1913-2012
Mineral Creek Cemetery, Leeton, Johnson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 16 2012 - Mildred Irene Mercer, 98, Clinton, died early Sunday morning, January 15, 2012, at Golden LivingCenter-Westwood in Clinton. She was born May 9, 1913, in Leeton, the daughter of Archie Fred Sullivan and Pearly Ann (Taylor) Sullivan. On March 26, 1978, in Miami, Oklahoma, she married Charles Lloyd Mercer and he preceded her in death September 24, 1994. Mildred was a homemaker and also worked for a year as a manager, with her husband, of a restaurant in Leeton and she did this work for many years. She was a member of the Leeton Methodist Church. Mildred enjoyed doing crossword puzzles, baking, sewing, embroidery, quilting and making Raggedy Ann dolls. Survivors include two sons, Ralph Breckenridge, Lowry City, Oscar "Bud" Loyd and his wife Carol, Windsor; a daughter, Wanda Orfield, Marshfield; 17 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Several nieces and nephews also survive. Mildred was preceded in death by a daughter, Maylu Carson; two brothers, Emil and Edsel Sullivan, and a sister, Eunice Knecht. Funeral services will be Thursday, January 19, at Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial will be in Mineral Creek Cemetery, Leeton.

MEREDITH, Parthena Emeliza "Emma" WOODY
1850-1930
Englewood Cemetery (M), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Mrs. William Meredith died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. C. B. Arnold, two miles northwest of Clinton, at 1 p.m. Sunday, April 27th, with apoplexy. She had been failing in health for the past year and Wednesday, April 16th a clot formed on her brain, when she became helpless, paralysis involving her right side. Another stroke came last Friday, but she knew every one until the death call came. She wanted to see all the children and grandchildren and they all came and she bade them farewell. Her maiden name was Parthenia Emeliza Woody. She was born in Osage county, August 12, 1850. She was united in marriage August 20, 1871, with Wm. Meredith in Maries county. They moved to Henry county in 1883 and this had been their home since. Four children were given to this union. All are living to comfort their beloved father and all live within a half mile of the home place which is now owned by Mr. Arnold. There are 13 grandchildren, and three great grandchildren. She is the last of her parents family to die. She was converted many years ago and united with the Cumberland Presbyterian church at Fields Creek, where she held membership until she went to the Eternal City. She was a daughter of a Baptist preacher. She was one of the finest Christian women in Henry county, ever ready to help those in trouble with good deeds. She was devoted to her home, her husband, children and grandchildren. Every grandchild would rather go to her home than any place else in the world. She loved each devotedly and always had something for each one who came. Rev. Hester, of Warrensburg, preached the funeral at her late home Tuesday. She was laid to rest in Englewood. Her children are: W. D. Meredith, Mrs. Zac Pendleton, Mrs. Arthur Keck and Mrs. C. D. Arnold, northwest of Clinton.

MEREDITH, Ruth Mae GLASSCOCK HOPPE
1905-2002
Englewood Cemetery (M), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, May 16 2002 - Ruth Meredith was born July 27, 1905, in Lafayette County, daughter of W. L. and Mollie Hulver Glasscock. She died May 5, 2002, at Westwood Nursing Center. She married Walter Lee Meredith who preceded her in death. She was a member of Northeast Baptist Church. Her parents; one son, Shirley L. Hoppe; one son-in-law, Bill Huenefeldt, five brothers and six sisters also preceded her in death. Survivors include one daughter, Genieve Huenefeldt, Clinton; three grandsons, Paul Huenefeldt, Seattle, Washington, Tom Huenefeldt, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Therion Lee Hoppe, Fort Worth, Texas; two granddaughters, Carrie and Stephanie Hoppe, both of Fort Worth, Texas; three great-grandchildren; one brother, N. B. "Bud" Glasscock, Grandview; one sister, Virginia Garrison, Montezuma, Georgia, and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held May 8 at Consalus Chapel-Clinton. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery.

MEREDITH, William M.
1852-1939
Englewood Cemetery (M), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Wm. Meredith, 85, Dies - Prominent Democrat of Pioneer Family, is Survived by Many Relatives and Loyal Friends - The grim and silent reaper, death, called William Meredith home to "that house not made with hands eternal in the heavens," Sunday, August 28, 1939, at 8 a.m. Coming here in 1882, he spent practically all of his life in this county, on the farm where he died, just northwest of Clinton. He was past 85 years of age and lived a fruitful life, calmly facing the end with that peace and assurance which comes to one whose hope is firmly anchored in the eternal Rock of Ages. He was a faithful member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church at West Fields Creek. He was also a man of forceful opinions, and wielded a strong influence in his community. He was a loyal Democrat, interested in politics, the farmer and all trends of the day. His was a familiar figure at any Democratic meeting, usually seen in front rows, coatless with big hat, intent on the speaker, whose words were keenly remembered and approved or disapproved according to his tenets. His whole life was potent, with his ambitions first for his family, in whom his confidence was supreme, and his fellowman. The confidence he felt in his party and country were constant and unchanging. Affable, kind, broad, generous, he was a man, who left an indelible print in life's sands and whose passing is a definite loss. His ancestors, the Merediths and Dangerfields, were listed among Virginia colonists as early as 1619, serving with distinction in the various Colonial Wars and in the Revolution. His father and mother, William Dangerfield and Sarah J. Meredith, were both from Virginia coming to Missouri in 1833 and setting at Jefferson City. His father was a carpenter and assisted in building the state capitol building in Jefferson City in 1837-38. He also donated some of the ground to the state upon which the capitol is located. Like most Missourians of his day, William Dangerfield Meredith got the "gold fever" in forty-nine when word came from the west, "Gold has been found in California." He made the long and dangerous trip in a covered wagon with an ox-team train. Two sons, Henry and Ed, accompanied him and shared in the many exciting experiences of the times. Henry died in California. When William D. returned from adventures in the west, he again settled in Jefferson City where he lived until the time of his death, which occurred in 1860. He is buried in one of the old cemeteries in the capitol city. Mr. Meredith, a successful stockman and farmer, always manifested an intense interest in agricultural pursuits. The last few years of his life were spent at his home, a mile northwest of Clinton, which he shared with his son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. C. B. Arnold. Before his death, he had been confined to his bed for some weeks and suffered considerable pain, but he ever had a smile upon his face and a kind and loving word for all. He was especially happy in having his children all living near him, according to his wish. They ever administered him with loving hands and heeded his slightest desire, making his last days a golden chain of tender memories. William Meredith is survived by four children: Dangerfield Meredith, Mrs. Zack Pendleton, Mrs. C. B. Arnold and Mrs. Arch Keck, all of near Clinton; and the grandchildren are: Mrs. Mable Young, Kansas City, Everson Meredith, Mrs. Dorothy Roberts, Britts Meredith, Mrs. Mary Gilbert, Charles Keck, Raymond Arnold and Mrs. Emma Harding, all of Clinton; Mrs. Hazel Hull of Montrose; Walter and Elmer Meredith and Meredith Keck, of Pasadena, Calif. The seven great-grandchildren are: Doris Bush, Gayle Roberts, Betty Jane Meredith of Clinton; Mary Lousie Young of Kansas City and Billy Lee Darling, and Anne of Pasadena, Calif. Mr. Meredith was a member of the W.O.W. fraternity for many years. His life was an inspiration to those who knew him. He was a good friend and neighbor in the community, a loyal and progressive citizen and a devoted husband and father. He lived an unpretentious life of service to his fellow man and to his Creator. His countless friends and neighbors testify to his life and character. Funeral services were held at the First M.E. Church in Clinton Tuesday. Interment in Englewood. William Meredith was born in Jefferson City November 22, 1852. When a small boy, he frequently played upon the steps of the old Missouri capitol building. During the trying days of the Civil War he witnessed many of the hardships and sufferings of the people, both North and South. He was in Palmyra when ten Southern soldiers in the town were shot by Union troops as retaliation for the supposed murder of a loyal Union leader by Southern troops. He knew many interesting stories of times and happenings in and around Jefferson City during the pioneer days. His boyhood days were rather lonely ones. His mother died when he was less than two and his father died when he was only six years of age. As a young man, he worked as a farm hand in Callaway and Maries counties where he made many life-long friends. William Meredith and Miss Emma Woody were married in Maries County, Mo. August 8, 1871. They came to Henry County in 1882 and bought a farm northwest of Clinton in Fields Creek township where they spent the remaining years of their life. Mrs. Meredith was the daughter of Rev. Davis Woody and Parthenia I. Woody. Rev. Woody was a Baptist minister, preaching for many years in Osage and Maries counties. Mrs. Meredith went home to be with her Master on April 28, 1930. She was a wonderful mother and a devoted companion.

MERKLIN, Robert E.
1906-1991
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Robert E. Merklin, 84, died at Lonedell, Mo. on August 25, 1991. He was a retired insurance executive in St. Louis and would have been 85 in October. He was the son of Albert E. and Ann Reuter Merklin of St. Louis. The late Ann Reuter Merklin was a native of Holden and the aunt of G. S. Reuter, Jr. He is survived by his wife Durette; a son, a daughter, a brother and two sisters. George and Helen Reuter visited him last spring. Funeral services were held Wednesday, August 28.

MERRIMAN, Janet Ellen THOMAS SHUMATE
1937-2004
Englewood Cemetery (M), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Nov 5 2004 - Janet Ellen Merriman, 67, Chilhowee, died Sunday, September 19, 2004, at home with her family. Funeral services were held Thursday, September 23, at the Clinton Assembly of God Church. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery. She will always be remembered as a wonderful loving wife, mother, grandmother and best friend. She was born March 23, 1937, in Bournemouth, England, and was the younger of two children. Her parents immigrated to the United States July 15, 1947. Janet was preceded in death by her father William Thomas; mother Winifred Helyer, and sister Mary Thompson Otten. Janet married her husband Kenneth Merriman on July 7, 1970. She was cofounder of the Country Store on Highway 13, Shawnee Mound. She enjoyed working there from 1979 to 2003. She worked as a private nurse from 1970-1974 and as a surgical nurse at the old Clinton General Hospital from 1968-1970. She faithfully attended the Clinton Assembly of God Church where she enjoyed worshiping and prayer. Janet is survived by her loving husband Kenneth; four sons and their wives, John and Debbie, Edwards, Steve and Vicki, Leeton, Tim and Corazon, Bridgeport, Washington, Jim and Grace, Blairstown; 13 wonderful grandchildren, Seth, Bess, Lacy, Matt, Nick, Chelsie, Jodie, Daniel, Amanda, Thomas, David, Joe and Jessica, as well as three nieces and three nephews.

MERRITT, Amantha Adonia "Dona"
1859-1934
Sardis North Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Miss Amantha Adona Merritt died Friday, February 2, at 8 a.m. in the Windsor hospital, where she had been the past year suffering with pernicious anemia. Previous to that she had lived in Leeton several years. "Miss Dona" as her friends and relatives knew her, was born on the Merritt homestead five miles northwest of Calhoun, January 5, 1859, the daughter of the late Judge and Mrs. M. B. Merritt. Here she was reared to womanhood on one of the finest farms in Henry County - a lovely homestead. She was surrounded by the refining influences of life and her parents gave to her the opportunities of culture. Many distinguished guests were entertained in their home. After she finished the Merritt school nearby she was sent to what was then the State Normal at Warrensburg, where she spent several years. Miss Dona did not marry but remained with her parents and cared for them until they died. From her mother she learned perfect homemaking. A gracious, lovely woman, understanding thoroughly the details of the home, she was an ideal hostess. To the guests her household apparently was operated without effort. When mealtime came, the table was filled with the finest of food in a great variety. At the home place, the lawn was enclosed with a white picket fence; stately trees added to its beauty. At one side was the old-fashioned garden, which is so often commemorated by poets and writers. In it were the sweet smelling herbs and vegetables, in addition to the annuals and perennials, roses, and other gay, nodding flowers, always in perfect cultivation, typifying the life of Miss Dona. As a child, those visits to the garden were a great source of happiness to the writer. I would often go out and timidly inhale the fragrance of the flowers or pull a leaf from a spicy herb, and have a feeling akin to reverence for the stately mistress whose spirit predominated the place. In 1919, Miss Dona moved to Leeton, where she established a new home, and there her garden was as attractive as the one at the home of her girlhood. Near deafness came which shut her out from many of the joys of life, but it only served to increase the beauty of her spirit, for while many of the good things were shut out, at the same time she failed to hear bad things which sometimes serve to sour humanity. As she grew older, she became reticent for fear she would tire her friends in their attempt to make themselves heard, however, she attended the annual colt shows at Calhoun, family reunions, and affairs of the church. Miss Dona was raised a Primitive Baptist, and always prepared a nice dinner to take to the church each preaching day, enjoying the sharing of this with her relatives and friends who came. She is survived by one brother, M. E. Merritt, and two sisters, Mesdames C. E. and R. W. Avery, northwest of Calhoun. The funeral was conducted at the Huston Funeral Chapel in Windsor Sunday. The burial was beside her people in Sardis Cemetery. Pall bearers were Nephews, Will, Earl, Merrill, Sidney and Lyman Avery and Charles Amick.

MERRITT, Arthur Fewel Dr.
1856-1901
Mullin Cemetery, White Oak Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Missouri, Mar 1901 - In Memory of Dr. A. F. Merritt. The subject of this sketch was born in Tebo Township, Henry County, Missouri, December 1, 1856, and departed this life March 14, 1901, aged 44 years, 3 months and 13 days. He received a common school education in the public school where he was raised and afterward attended Central College at Fayette. On March 12, 1881, he graduated from the Jefferson Medical College at Philadelphia, Pa., and came back to Henry county, where he practiced medicine one year in Tebo township. In the spring of 1882 he located at Lucas, Henry County, Missouri. On November 10, 1886, he was united in marriage to Ida McDonald. To this union were born seven children, five of whom are still living - the oldest Susie aged 13, and Arthur, Edwin, Ralph and Margie. It can truly be said of him that he was a kind and loving husband and a devoted father to his children. Besides his immediate family he leaves behind his aged parents, Judge M. B. Merritt and Susan A. Merritt. He also leaves four sisters and one brother - Mrs. Lelia Avery, Mrs. Stella Avery, Mrs. Mollie Avery, Miss Dona Merritt and Edwin Merritt. The writer of this reached his bedside two days before he died. When I went to him, he said, "I am on my death bed." He said he had desired to live for the benefit of his family, and prayed that it might be so. After that was said he had nothing else to live for, and was reconciled to the Lord's dealing with him. Funeral services at the residence, and the Masonic fraternity took charge of the remains and conveyed them to the Mullin's Cemetery, near Lucas, and tenderly laid to rest beside two little infants who had preceded him to the better world. Dr. Merritt stood very high in the estimation of the people both as a physician and citizen, which was attested by a very large concourse of sorrowing friends and relatives; many coming from a distance to pay their respects to the departed, and many tears were shed over his departure. His devoted and loving companion has the deepest sympathy of a large circle of relatives and friends; she being prostrated over the death of so good a companion.

MERRITT, Margie Olive
1897-1901
Mullin Cemetery, White Oak Twp, Henry Co, MO
Thursday, August 29, 1901, at 12:30 p.m., the dark Angel of Death again visited the home of Mrs. Ida Merritt, and claimed for its own little Margie Olive, aged 3 years, 9 months and 8 days. Little Margie was unusually intelligent for her age, loving and affectionate toward all; and by her little deeds and kind words expressed the greatest sympathy for those in sickness or distress. She was the favorite of the community in which she lived and the treasure of a lonely mother's hears. Her last illness of flux, followed by an affection of the brain, lasted for almost two weeks, during which time her suffering was intense, but was borne with great patience. Friday afternoon at three o'clock members of the Sunday school sang the song, which she loved so much to sing while on earth, "Let a Little Sunshine In" and after a short, but beautiful and effective talk and prayer by Mr. S. R. Godwin, the little casket that contained all that was mortal of the little angel, was borne by six little girls, followed by grief-stricken relatives and sorrowing friends, to the Mullin cemetery, and placed beside her papa, who preceded her to the better land last March.

MERRITT, Mildred Romona ROWLEY
1918-2014
Laurel Oak Cemetery (M), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Mildred Merritt, 96 of Butler formerly of Windsor died Saturday, July 26 at the Bates County Memorial Hospital. Funeral services will be Tuesday, July 29 at the Windsor United Methodist Church in Windsor, Missouri. Burial will be in the Laurel Oak Cemetery at Windsor. Mildred was born February 26, 1918 in Janesville, Wisconsin the daughter of Henry and Cora Mae Duel Rowley. Mildred lived in Windsor, Missouri until she and her husband moved to Butler in 2000 to live with their daughter, Mary. She was preceded in death by her husband Vern in 2009. Mildred is survived by her daughter Mary Markham and husband Charles of Butler; granddaughters Marsha Mead and husband Scott and Tobi Markham all of Butler; Three great-grandchildren Trevor, Baylor and Tori. Also surviving are sisters Kay Schroerder, Una Havlik and Charlotte Braund. Mildred was preceded in death by husband Vern Merritt and son Harold.

MERRITT, Milton Benjamin Judge
1819-1906
Sardis North Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Missouri, Mar 17 1906 - Death of Judge M. B. Merritt. It is with sadness that we chronicle the death of one of the early settlers of Henry county. He was born in Williamson county, Tennessee, April 27, 1819, and would have been 87 years old the 27th of next month. He came to Missouri in 1841, and taught school a few years. September 25, 1844, he was united in marriage with Miss Susan A. Fewel, who with one son and four daughters survive. For 61 years the Judge and Mrs. Merritt had lived on the farm where he died. He served Henry county as Judge of the county court a number of years, until 1882, when he resigned on account of deafness. He retained all his faculties except his hearing until stricken with paralysis on Sunday night, March 11th, 1906, from which he never regained consciousness and passed away peacefully at 10:30 a.m., March 14. It can truly be said of him that a good man has fallen. He was as honest as any one could possibly be, which verified the scripture which says that an honest man is the noblest work of God. He believed in the Bible and its teachings. He was administrator of a good many estates and always would up the affairs satisfactory, and never exacted a cent from any one more than what was right. He loved his home, which shows for itself, everything is so neat and well arranged; a place for everything, and everything in its place. His home is a beautiful place, and his life was just as beautiful, so even tempered, which made it a great pleasure for his friends to visit him and his family. If he had an enemy in the world I never heard of it. He loved his family and his dear wife with true devotion, and she loved him as well, and they were permitted to live together for more than 61 years. He always showed great interest in his children and in their welfare. Such is the close of a life well spent, loved and respected by everyone. His aged companion, now nearly 81 years old, has the sympathy of all her friends and neighbors. We all feel very sad to give up our dear father, but we sorrow not as those who have no hope for, we believe God has taken him home to heaven, where he will be forever at rest. Elder H. W. Newton, of the Primitive Baptist faith, preached a sermon to his memory at the residence on Thursday, March 15, after which his remains were taken to Sardis church cemetery and laid away to await the resurrection of the just.

MERRITT, Susan Ann FEWEL
1825-1919
Sardis North Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Mrs. Susan A. Merritt closed her eyes to things earthly at 4:20 p.m. Friday, March 21st, 1919, at the Merritt home, 5 miles west of Calhoun. She would have been 94 years of age June 18th, and the departure from this life came just 13 years and one week after the death of her esteemed husband, Judge M. B. Merritt, whose happy bride she became in September 1844, and moved to the homestead presented them by her father, Conner Fewel. She was born in North Carolina. Their life it seemed to us, ideal; honorable, practical, courteous. Their home dispensed true hospitality on all occasions and all their acquaintances felt a share of their courteous treatment and were proud to know them. The writer has known the deceased all her life and often been surprised at Mrs. Merritt's care in discharging every duty and promise to the smallest detail. Her mind was unusually active and bright up to the last few days. In these her constant wish was to have her four living children where she could speak and touch them. This couple raised 9 children to be grown, but 4 survive as follows: Mrs. Ed Avery, Mrs. Stella Avery, Ed Merritt, all residing west of Calhoun, near the Merritt home, and Miss Dona Merritt, at home, who was the prop and stay of her mother's declining years. There are 21 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild, Emmett Bagsby. Mrs. Merritt took great interest in all the events of the day, kept a diary of local occurrences and carried on a large correspondence in her declining years. Sixty-two years together as husband and wife on one home farm, and Mrs. Merritt and Miss Dona 13 years alone, carrying on the same hospitable, cheery home, making Mrs. Merritt occupying the same home, with many additions and improvements, 75 years. Mrs. Merritt's last days were a constant prayer to be prepared for death, heaven and happiness and at the last said she was all right and prayed for death to come quickly. She went to sleep in the arms of her Saviour, so gently, so sweet, those friends with her at the time were comforted and prepared to take up their earthly tasks with courage and a spirit of hope to meet her in the home eternal. A large gathering was at the funeral services, conducted at the residence, and the remains laid beside her husband in the Sardis cemetery. The pall bearers were her grandsons and grandsons-in-law: Merrill, Will and Sidney Avery, Denver Hutcherson, Walter Amick and Russell Chipman. The following sketch was sent in by her daughter, Mrs. C. E. Avery, after the above was put in type: Mrs. Susan Ann Fewel Merritt was born in Rockingham county, N.C., June 18, 1825; died at 4:20 March 21, 1919. She was a daughter of Mason Conner Fewel and Malinda Lindsay Wall Fewel. The latter died in North Carolina, Sept. 17, 1829. Her father and family came to Missouri with quite a colony from North Carolina, landing in the vicinity of Sardis Baptist church, Nov. 22, 1839, coming the whole distance in wagons. She was married to Milton B. Merritt of Tennessee, Sept. 25, 1844. Her father's gift to her was 320 acres of land, where she made her home until death. The first house they built on the place, is a part of the old home today. Her husband, Judge M. B. Merritt, died March 14, 1906. She was the mother of eleven children, eight daughters and three sons, nine of whom were reared to manhood and womanhood. Four of them are still living: Mrs. C. E. Avery, Miss Dona Merritt, Mrs. R. W. Avery and M. E. Merritt. She left 21 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson, Emmett Ellis Bagsby. Some years ago she received her second eye sight and could read fine print without glasses for several years. Until she was too feeble to be up, she took great pleasure in writing to her relatives and friends and looking forward to hearing from them. Reading her letters one would never think of her school days ending at 11 years of age. At an early age she learned to card, spin and weave, and at the old home today may be seen many pieces of her work in linen, cotton and wool. She had never united with any church, but was a Primitive Baptist in belief and passed away full of faith in her Redeemer.

MERRITT, Vern Young
1915-2009
Laurel Oak Cemetery (M), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Oct 6 2009 - Vern Y. Merritt, 94, Butler, formerly of Windsor, died Sunday afternoon, October, 4, 2009, at his home in Butler. He was born June 2, 1915, in Maysville, the son of Elta Columbus Merritt and Chloe Alice (Bennitt) Merritt. On October 25, 1953, in Kirksville, he married Mildred Ramona Rowley, who survives of the home in Butler. Mr. Merritt graduated from Windsor High School and then attended the University Of Missouri-Columbia, majoring in agriculture. In order to pay for his schooling he worked the entire time he was in college in the school's dairy department. After graduating, Vern was employed by the Shurtleff's Ice Cream Company in Janesville, Wisconsin, where he continued working until he was called to serve in the United States Army during World War II. Vern served in the Medical Department from February 1942 until October 1945, much of the time being spent in China and India. After returning from the war, he obtained teaching certification and taught classes aiding farmers with new technology for improving their production. When this program ended he was employed in various occupations including plumbing, teaching high school, tax preparation, and working in maintenance at the Windsor Hospital until his retirement. He was a member of the Methodist faith. In addition to his wife, Mildred, survivors include a daughter, Rose Mary Markham and her husband Charles, Butler; two granddaughters, Marsha L. Mead and her husband, Scott, Butler, and Tobi R. Markham, Butler; three great-grandchildren, Trevor and Baylor Mead and Tori, McGee; two brothers, Billy Lee Merritt, Windsor, and Harvey B. Merritt, Alvarado, Texas; two sisters, Alice Willhite, Windsor, and Menecy Wilson, Madison, Wisconsin, and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Roy O. Merritt and Ralph B. Merritt, and two sisters, Nellie I. King and Bessie Goodrich. Funeral services will be Thursday, October 8, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial will be in Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

MERRYFIELD, Mary Lou REID
1929-1992
Laurel Oak Cemetery (M), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Mary Lou Merryfield, 63, Windsor, died early Friday morning, September 18, 1992, at her home in Windsor. She was born on April 14, 1929, in Chicago, Illinois, the daughter of Joseph Harold and Louise Thomas Reid. On May 29, 1949, she married William Abington Merryfield, who survives at the home. She co-owned and operated, with her husband, the Merryfield Pharmacy, for over 24 years. She was a member of the Windsor United Methodist Church, Chapter BA, P.E.O., Windsor and the Keystone Club of Windsor. In addition to her husband, she is survived by two sons, John R. Merryfield of Lee's Summit, and Jim W. Merryfield of Windsor; one daughter, Ann L. Mobley of Sacramento, California; five granddaughters, and her mother, Louise Reid, Windsor. Funeral services were held Sunday, September 20, at the Hadley Funeral Home in Windsor. Burial was in Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

MERRYFIELD, William "Bill"
1924-2012
Laurel Oak Cemetery (M), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Mar 30 2012 - William "Bill" Merryfield, 87, rural Windsor, died Tuesday, March 27, 2012, at his home. He was born October 17, 1924, in Windsor, the son of Orlo Ellsworth Merryfield and Anna (Abington) Merryfield. On May 29, 1950, in Windsor, he married Mary Lou Reid and she preceded him in death on September 18, 1992. He later married Rosemary (Kersting) Taylor on November 22, 2005, in Windsor and she survives of the home. Bill went to pharmacy school at the University of Missouri at Kansas City and worked for several years for Scrogham Pharmacy in Windsor. In 1968, he purchased Scrogham Pharmacy and opened Merryfield Pharmacy, retiring in 1990. He served in the United States Army during World War II where he received the Silver Star for valor. Bill enjoyed playing golf and going fishing. He was a member of the Windsor United Methodist Church. In addition to his wife, Rosemary, he is survived by two sons, John R. Merryfield and his wife, Hillary, Overland Park, Kansas, and James W. Merryfield and his wife, Brenda, Windsor; a daughter, Ann L. Mobley and her husband, Jeff, Antelope, California; six grandchildren, Lindsay Merryfield, Lauren Cowherd and her husband, Andrew, Leigh Merryfield, Abby Ford and her husband, Brandon, Carlye Merryfield and Will Mobley, arid a great-granddaughter, Emily Cowherd. Also surviving are numerous nieces, and nephews and a cousin. Memorial services will be Friday, April 6, at Windsor United Methodist Church, Windsor. Burial will be in Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

MERTZ, Mitchell Wayne
1957-2006
Parks Chapel Cemetery, Leesville Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Mitchell Wayne Mertz, 49, Clinton, died September 25, 2006 at Golden Valley Memorial Hospital. Graveside services will be held Saturday, September 30 at Parks Chapel Cemetery. Mitchell was born in Kansas City, Kansas, on September 17, 1957, son of Richard and Loma (Collins) Mertz. He was the owner of Farmco Buildings. Mitchell enjoyed hunting, especially elk hunting in Colorado and fishing. He was an avid supporter of the Calhoun School District extra curriculum activities. His daughters were the light of his life whether he was cheering them on at their sport activities, taking family vacations or just spending time with them. The farm and cattle were also very important to him. Preceding him in death is his father, Richard and grandmother, Juanita Burkhart. Survivors include his daughters Ashley and Cassie Mertz; his mother, Loma Campbell; mother of his children Cathy Mertz; two brothers, Rick Mertz, Rob Neil; five sisters, Tammy Sperry, Terri Campbell, Donna Patton, Kimberly Parker and Elizabeth Myers; grandfather, Roscoe Burkhart; uncle, Bob Burkhart, who was always more like a brother than an uncle plus numerous nieces and nephews.

MESLER, Eric D.
1977-2006
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Sep 19 2006 - Eric D. Mesler, 29, died at his home in Topeka, Kansas, on Monday, September 18, 2006. Surviving are his parents, Gary and Marcia (Dalton) Mesler, Meriden, Kansas; stepbrother and sister Kendall Dalton of Ozawkie, Kansas, and Karen (Dalton) Schulte, Clinton. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

MESSENGER, Edwin Milo
1827-1885
Teays Chapel Cemetery, Bear Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
The Clinton Eye, Clinton MO, Thursday, Nov 19 1885 - MESSENGER'S MORPHINE -- E. M. Messenger, of Brownington, Doses Himself with Morphine and Laudanum and Sleeps Forever -- On Sunday afternoon E. M. Messenger, formerly, years ago, city marshal of Clinton, but since a resident of Brownington, took large quantities of Laudanum and Morphine, about 5 grains of the latter and a half ounce of the former with the deliberate intention of committing suicide. He had a small grocery in Brownington in his wife's name and of late financial difficulties worried him no little. The friends of the unfortunate man worked with him in the vain attempt to restore his deadened vitality, when on Monday afternoon it was apparent their efforts were fruitless. He died about 3 o'clock and was buried in the Brownington cemetery today. (Note: buried Teays Chapel)

MESSICK, Caroline SPENCER
1822-1897
Englewood Cemetery (M), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Feb 13 1897 - Died, at the family residence on North Main, Feb 6 after a week's illness, Mrs. Caroline Messick, relict of W. R. Messick, Sr. Born in Kentucky Jan 12, 1822; her maiden name was Spencer. Married November 20, 1839 to W. R. Messick. They moved from Kentucky to Macomb, Ill. in 1854 and to Clinton in 1859. They engaged in the hotel business, in what was later known as Pollard House. The husband, an expert workman, conducted a gunsmith shop in connection until July, 1864, when he died. Mrs. Messick continued in the hotel business about one year, then built and removed to the large frame residence on North Main. Seven children - five daughters and two sons - to mourn her loss.

MESSICK, Joseph Spencer "Bud"
1854-1935
Englewood Cemetery (M), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Feb 1935 - Bud Messick Dead - J. S. Messick passed away at his home, 109 West Green street, Thursday, February 7, at 6:55 p.m. Mr. Messick was ill only a week. He was stricken with a heart attack, and his physician gave his family little hope. Sunday he seemed to be much better and his family were encouraged, but Wednesday night pneumonia developed, and all that medical skill and loving hands could do were of no avail. "bud," as he was known to all his friends from boyhood, belonged to one of the old pioneer families of Clinton. He was born in Warsaw, Ky., August 27, 1854. With his parents, William R. and Caroline Spencer Messick, he moved to Macomb, Ill., later coming to Clinton in 1862, where he resided until his passing. He was engaged in the livery business with his brother, the late Wm. R. Messick, for many years. The stable was on North Main street in the building located where the Armory is now. This was earlier the location of the old Messick home place, a large old-fashioned house of 11 rooms, not including the two halls. The house was later moved to the Knight place near Englewood, where it burned several years afterwards. Mr. Messick was interested in fine stock and owned a number of fine horses, carrying off many premium at various fairs in the state. He was one of Henry County's best judges of horses and his animals were of the best. After disposing of his livery business to D. C. Hutcherson, he entered the picture show business with Bert Byler, operating one of the first picture shows in Clinton. It was on the north side of the square. Later they were in the Bixman theatre. Mr. Messick was very quiet and reserved in disposition, but possessed a wide circle of friends and acquaintances, especially among the older residents of the city and county. He never married. For many years he and his sisters, Mrs. Carrie Brannum and the late Miss Sutie Messick, made their home together. Mr. Messick loved nature and the great out of doors and spent many summers driving to different places and living out of doors. He loved the west for its beautiful mountains, and enjoyed trips in Texas, liking Corpus Christi best, but he said many times, no place can beat the Ozarks for scenery and the trees. He took special interest in trees and wild birds. He was interested in the events of the day and kept himself well posted by reading the daily papers and listening to the radio. In the passing of Mr. Messick the community has lost a good citizen and loyal friend, and he will be greatly missed by all who knew him. He leaves two sisters, Mrs. Carrie Brannum and Mrs. R. B. McConnell; three nephews Homer Brannum, Haynes McConnell and Bert Byler; two nieces Miss Allie Duff and Mrs. Lillie D. Consalus; besides a wide circle of friends to mourn his passing. The funeral services were conducted at the Wilkinson Funeral Home on February 9.

MEYER, Christian Heinrich
1907-1996
Trinity Lutheran Cemetery, Creighton, Cass Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Christian Heinrich Meyer of Harrisonville was born February 10, 1907, in Wesley, Iowa, the son of George and Engeline Johna (Alke) Meyer. He died Thursday, May 23, 1996, at Cass Medical Center, Harrisonville, at the age of 89 years, three months and 13 days. On October 3, 1934, Christian was united in marriage to Annie Elina Arends at the Good Hope Lutheran Church in Titonka, Iowa. Christian was a farmer and later was employed as custodian for Sherwood Senior and Junior High School, Creighton, from 1960 until his retirement in 1975. He was a member of the Our Savior Lutheran Church, Harrisonville, and had lived in Titonka, Iowa, Adrian and Creighton, before moving to Harrisonville in 1975. Besides his parents he was preceded in death by an infant daughter Anna Meyer; a brother John Meyer, and three sisters, Vollina Redenius, Julia Stecker and Martha Fuls. He is survived by his wife Annie E. Meyer of the home; a son Christian H. G. Meyer, Copan, Oklahoma; three daughters, Judith Jacks, Archie, Jean E. Riffle, Pleasant Hill, and Regina R. Miller, Osceola; nine grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; a sister Jennie Boekleman, Britt, Iowa; other relatives and many friends. Funeral services were Sunday, May 26, at Dickey Funeral Home, Harrisonville. Burial was in Lutheran Cemetery, Creighton.

MEYER, Christianna "Nannie" KAMM
1834-1907
Englewood Cemetery (M), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Jul 20 1907 - Sunday at 2:15 p.m., the spirit of Mrs. Felix Meyer joined her loved ones in Heaven. The maiden name of this beloved mother and loving patient woman was Christiana Kamm and she was born Feb. 24, 1834 near Stuttgart, Germany; baptized in the Lutheran church; came to Spillville, Iowa 1852 and married Felix Meyer Jan 3, 1856. They came to this county 12 years later in 1868 and moved 3 miles northwest of Clinton where they lived till the death of her husband on July 2, 1900, after which she moved to Clinton in a home adjoining her son William, whose loving special care she has always had until death claimed her. Mrs. Meyer had been an invalid for over a year and since last June her health has been failing fast. Some days ago, she offered up a prayer asking God to release her. She was ready and so willing and was often heard talking about having made peace with God. There is one great-grandchild, and the children and grandchildren are as follows: Henry west of town one mile; Albert, Clinton, has four children; William, Clinton; Gottlieb, who died 19 years ago and has two children living; Mrs. Earl Major, Clinton and Roy Meyer, brakeman on the MK&T; Mrs. Hatt Hagmann, Deepwater has 5 children; Mrs. Louisa McCrea, has two children and lives in Kansas City. Funeral conducted at the family home on North Second Street.

MEYER, Ella V. WADDELL
1862-1889
Englewood Cemetery (M), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Eye, May 4 1889 - Mrs. Ella Meyer died of consumption last Saturday morning April 27th 1889 at her mother's home 2 and one-half miles northwest of Clinton. She is married to Gottlieb Meyer in 1884 and was a daughter of the late James Waddell. She left two children. O! how sad that much needed mother was called away. But she was not afraid to die and on her deathbed remarked: "I died happy ... I am not afraid." Two months over a year ago, her husband died of the same disease and then she failed rapidly in health. Born April 25, 1862 in Pike county, Mo. but was raised and educated in Henry. How sad, how lonely; no one can be the mother to those children she was. Loving and always kind. Laid to rest beside her husband in Field's Creek graveyard.

MEYER, Gottleib
1861-1888
Englewood Cemetery (M), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Feb 18 1888 - Tuesday morning, after quite a lingering illness, the spirit of Gottleib Meyer was called to the world beyond, his disease being consumption. He was born in Iowa in 1861, moved to this state when a boy and with his father lived on a farm northwest of town a greater portion of the time since, except for two years when he was interested in a butcher shop on the north side and did a good business, kind and pleasant to everyone. March 27, 1883, he married Miss Ella Waddell, who survives him, with two children. He was a member of the A.O.U.W. and held a policy for $2000 with that order. Funeral at Fields Creek and remains laid to rest in the cemetery nearby.

MEYERS, Chris
1856-1902
Englewood Cemetery (M), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Missouri, Jul 19 1902 - Chris Meyers, who lived on North 7th Street, died Sunday evening, July 13, about 6 o'clock, after an illness of about 3 months, with Brights' disease. Born in Germany in 1856; was married to Mrs. Richarson in 1892; leaves two children, 3 stepchildren and a wife to mourn his loss. A member of the First Presbyterian Church. Funeral services were conducted at the home and the remains laid to rest in Englewood.

MEYERS, Donald W.
1933-2005
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Mar 25 2005 - Donald W. Meyers, 72, Deepwater, died at St. Joseph Hospital, St. Charles. He was born January 17, 1933, to Odie and Sunday Meyers in St. Louis. He was employed as an inspector at McDonald Douglas for 34 years before retirement. He is survived by his wife Annette; two sons, Bradley and wife Kelly, of St. Peters, and Brian and wife Julie of O'Fallon; three grandchildren, Drew, Megan and Emma; two sisters, Maxine Schneider and Marlene Rowe, and one brother, Edward Meyers. Memorial service will be held at the Christian Church, 1201 East Ohio, Clinton, Monday, March 28.

MEYERS, Eugene C.
1915-2006
Maple Hill Cemetery, Kansas City, Wyandotte Co, KS
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 26 2006 - Eugene C. Meyers, 91, Clinton and formerly of Kansas City, Kansas, died Monday, April 24, 2006, at Clinton Healthcare and Rehabilitation. Funeral services will be Saturday, April 29, at Maple Hill Funeral Home, 3300 Shawnee Drive, Kansas City, Kansas. Burial will be in Maple Hill Cemetery. Mr. Myers was born April 6, 1915, in Crossville, Tennessee, to Anus and Josie Hale Myers. He had lived in Kansas City, Kansas, since 1945. He was a machinist and inspector for Fairbanks Morse for 27 years, retiring in 1980. He was an Army World War II veteran. He was an active member of Antioch Family Worship Center. Survivors include his wife Pearl Myers of the home; daughters Gail and husband Dan Fausett, Clinton, and Carol Myers and fiance Scott Lucas, Prairie Village, Kansas; brother Archie Myers, Crossville, Tennessee; sisters Hazel Frady, Dayton, Ohio, and violet Winningham, La Grange, Ohio; grandson Nick Williams, Merriam, Kansas.

MICHAEL, Gary L. Sr.
1948-2009
Englewood Cemetery (M), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Gary L. Michael, Sr. age 60 of Clinton, Missouri (formerly of Kansas City) passed away Thursday, February 5, 2009 at his home. Funeral services will be Tuesday, February 10, 2009, at the First Baptist Church, Clinton with burial in the Englewood Cemetery, Clinton. Gary was born in Kansas City, Missouri. He was the founder of Olathe Toyota, Olathe, Kansas,and was the former owner of 1-70 Motors in Odessa, Missouri, St. Joseph Nissan, St. Joseph, Missouri and Readi Motors, Clinton, Missouri. He was a member of the First Baptist Church, Clinton. Among survivors include his wife, Melissa of the home; two sons, Gary Lee Michael, Jr. of Clinton and Chris Michael and wife Meaghan of Deepwater, Missouri; two daughters, Jackie Midkiff and husband Mark of Liberty, Missouri and Jennifer Ruff and husband, Michael of Raymore, Missouri; one brother, Charles Michael and wife, Donna of Prescott, Arizona; one sister, Margaret French and husband Jack of Independence Missouri and one half sister, Virginia. As well as five grandchildren, Garrison Midkiff, Alexandra Midkiff, Makayla Midkiff, Liam Ruff and Andrew Yohe.

MICHEL, Glen Albert
1915-2003
Montrose Cemetery, Montrose, Deepwater Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Dec 24 2003 - Glen Albert Michel, Sr., the son of Albert and Mary Elizabeth (Batschelette) Michel, was born on May 27, 1915, in Henry County. He died at Heartland of Willow Lane Nursing Home in Butler on December 16, 2003, at the age of 88 years. Glen lived his entire life in the Montrose and Appleton City areas where he worked as a farmer. He was united in marriage to Minnie Evelyn Thompson on September 20, 1939, in Clinton. To this union three children were born. Glen was preceded in death by his parents; his wife Evelyn; two sisters and one brother. He is survived by his two daughters, Jane and husband, Leroy Meredith, Bolivar, Jo and husband, Bob Pischel of West Point, Nebraska; son, Glen Jr. and wife, Betty Michel, Appleton City; six grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Glen took great enjoyment and pride in his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. His farming was very important to him throughout his life. Glen was well known for his warm and friendly personality and the way he could find humor in life with his friends. He loved to visit and play cards with his friends. Funeral services were held at Hill & Son Funeral Home, Appleton City, on Friday, December 19. Burial was in Montrose Cemetery.

MICHEL, Minnie Evelyn THOMPSON
1915-2001
Montrose Cemetery, Montrose, Deepwater Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Daily Democrat, May 8 2001 - Evelyn Michel, 85, Appleton City, died Monday, May 7, 2001, at St. Joseph Health Center, Kansas City. She is survived by her husband, Glen Michel, Sr. of the home; two daughters, Jane Meredith of Montrose and Jo Pischel of West Point, Nebraska; one son, Glen Michel, Jr., Appleton City; one brother, Wallis Thompson, Clinton; six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be Wednesday, May 9, at Hill & Son Funeral Home, Appleton City, with burial in Montrose Cemetery.

MICHELSON, Goldeenah J. GARDNER
1925-2000
Parks Chapel Cemetery, Leesville Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Daily Democrat, Apr 18 2000 - Goldeenah J. Michelson, 74, Delaware, Arkansas, died Sunday, April 16, 2000, at the Dardanelle Hospital. She was the daughter of the late Harry E. and Martha Smith Gardner. Mrs. Michelson lived in the Dardanelle area for 17 years, moving there from Warsaw. Survivors include one daughter, Alice J. Haston of Delaware; one son, Daniel C. Michelson of Delaware; two step-daughters, Jean Kessar of Waterloo, Nebraska, and Mary Lou Shaw of Deming, New Mexico; two step-sons, Paul Michelson of South Sioux City, Nebraska, and Carroll Michelson of Council Bluff, Iowa; two sisters, Charlene Antwiler of Calhoun and Roberta Goff of Dardanelle, Arkansas; one brother, Clifford Gardner of Delaware, Arkansas; two grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Funeral services were Monday, April 17, at Dardanelle Funeral Service Chapel. There will be another service in Missouri Tuesday at the Leesville Gospel Center. Burial will follow in the Parks Chapel Cemetery in Clinton. Arrangements are by Dardanelle Funeral Service.

MICHIELS, Orville
1879-1899
Maplewood & Brownington Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Oct 14 1899 - Orval Michaels died Wednesday morning in Brownington at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. M. Michaels. He was only sick ten days but his sickness was considered very dangerous from the time he was first taken. He was visiting with his aunt, Mrs. Charles of Rhinehart, Mo., when taken sick and was brought home on a cot and everything that skill and loving hands could do was done, and all that four doctors could, but to no avail. He was born June 3, 1879 in Moniteau County, Mo. Laid to rest in the Brownington cemetery.

MICKE, Muriel Faye PANNELL SHEPHERD
1911-2006
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Oct 17 2006 - Muriel Faye (Pannell) Micke, 94, Elkland, was born November 3, 1911, at Roseboro, Arkansas, to Allen MacDougal and Elizabeth Almeda (McBrayer) Pannell, and died Friday, October 13, 2006. She married Joseph Horace Shepherd in 1935. She then married on September 27, 1945, August Ferdinand Robert Micke, who died April 11, 1972. They had a dairy and did general farming in Minnesota until they moved to Calhoun in 1952 where they continued farming. She worked for several years in the cafeteria at Central Missouri State University, Warrensburg. She lived on the home farm until 1999 when she moved to Elkland to live with her daughter. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; sister Vada Marie Waschgau, and one dauughter Virginia Kathryn Davies. Survivors include her daughter Nancy Wassam and husband Jerry, Elkland; four sons, John and wife MaryAnne, Moberly, Martin and wife Carol, Joplin, Donald and wife Phyllis, Glen St. Mary, Florida, David and wife Judy, Calhoun; brother Allen Jack Pannell and wife Alta, Waco, Texas; 16 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchidlren, six great-great-grandchildren; son-in-law Peter Davies, Elkland; other relatives and friends. She will be interred at Calhoun Cemetery, Saturday, October 21.

MICKEY, Lawrence I. "Pop"
1891-1992
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Lawrence I. "Pop" Mickey, 101, died Monday, November 2, 1992 in Aumsville, Oregon. He was born in Salina, Ks. and while living in Kansas he farmed, taught and was a minister. In Missouri he farmed and taught high school at Coal High School in Henry County, before moving to Salem, Or. in 1936. While living in Salem he worked as a dairy farmer and became a carpenter until retiring in 1955. He was a member of the West Salem Methodist Church. He played the banjo until after he was 100 years old and enjoyed writing a book about his life. He married Roselle Trotter on June 17, 1914, in Brewster, Ks.; she died in 1959. Survivors include his sons, John of Salem, Or., and Robert of Aumsville, Or.; daughter, Zelma White of Salem; sister, May Hadley of Forest Grove; nine grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Memorial services were Thursday at the church.

MIDDAUGH, Arthur Sylvester
1883-1961
Englewood Cemetery (M), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Urich-Montrose Herald Tidings, Oct 13 1961 - Arthur S. Middaugh, 78, west of LaDue, died unexpectedly late Sunday afternoon, Oct. 8, at his home while he was out in his yard. Mr. Middaugh had returned home the previous Friday evening from the Clinton General Hospital where he was treated a few days for a heart ailment. Funeral services were held Wednesday, Oct. 11, at Vansant Funeral Home. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery. - Urich-Montrose Herald Tidings, Oct 20 1961 - Funeral services for A. S. Middaugh, 78, west of LaDue, who died unexpectedly Oct. 8 at his home, were conducted Oct. 11, at Vansant Funeral Home. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery. Arthur Sylvester Middaugh, eldest of nine children of Samuel James and Sarah I. Payton Middaugh, was born March 6, 1883, near Urich, Mo. His parents and two brothers preceded him in death. He was reared and educated in the community. On Dec. 22, 1909, in Clinton he married Annie Ethel Woirhaye, also of near Urich. They established their home two miles north of Delmar and after eight years moved west of LaDue on Jan. 27, 1919. This had been the home since. Mr. Middaugh's life had been devoted to farming except from Oct. 29, 1929, to July, 1949, when the Middaughs operated a grocery store in LaDue. Two children blessed their union. The elder, Henry Arthur Middaugh, lost his life in Belgium on Jan. 4, 1945, in World War II. When a young man Mr. Middaugh united with the Urich Christian Church. A devoted husband and father, Mr. Middaugh was equally loyal to his fellowmen. Through the years he made many friends who held him in high esteem. He leaves his wife, Ethel, of the home; his son, Glen, Kansas City; two daughters-in-law, Estha Middaugh, LaDue, and Florence Middaugh, Kansas City; four grandchildren; Dana Norcross and husband, Richard, Denver, Colo., Dwight Middaugh, LaDue, Goffrey and Pamela Middaugh, Kansas City; four great-grandchildren, Rickie, Randy, Ronnie and Todd Norcross, Denver, Colo.; four brothers, Otis, Los Angeles, Calif., Otto, Kansas City, Lester, Grain Valley, Mo., Corba, Clinton; two sisters, Ella Fowler, Arcadia, Neb., May Buckley, Clinton, many other relatives and friends.

MIDDAUGH, Bessie O. ARMSTRONG
1896-1983
Maplewood & Brownington Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
Bessie Armstrong Middaugh was born February 2, 1896 in Benton County, Missouri near Edwards, the daughter of Charles and Margaret Blake Armstrong. The Armstrong Family moved to Henry county when Bessie was a small child. Bessie was united in marriage to Lester Middaugh on August 19, 1914 at Harrisonville, MO. They lived in Henry county most of their lives except for 15 years in Jackson County near Oak Grove, Missouri. Lester and Bessie celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary on August 19, 1964. Lester preceded Bessie in death on March 10, 1967. She was preceded in death by her father, mother, 3 sisters and 3 brothers as well as her husband. She is survived by six children, Margaret Callahan of Clinton, Missouri, Ralph Middaugh of Strafford, Missouri, Irma Bramell of Calhoun, Missouri, Edwin Middaugh of Independence, Missouri, Dale Middaugh of Springfield, Missouri, Ina Wycoff of Lake Lotawana, Missouri as well as one sister, Mrs. Jessie Alcock of White Bear Lake, Minnesota. Bessie also leaves a total of 149 grandchildren as follows, 40 grandchildren, 83 great grandchildren and 26 great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held on tuesday, November 29. 1983 at the Vansant-Mills Chapel. Burial was in Maplewood Cemetery in Brownington.

MIDDAUGH, Franklin B. "Tom"
1924-1985
Norris Cemetery, Big Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton, MO - Franklin B. (Tom) Middaugh, age 61, of Peculiar, MO, the son of William Elijah and Iva Belle Malone Middaugh, was born March 5, 1924 in the community of Garland, Henry County. He died Tuesday, December 24, 1985 at St. Luke's Hospital, Kansas City, as result of an automobile accident near Peculiar. On January 31, 1943 he was united in marriage to Mildred Wright. To this union two sons were born. He moved to Peculiar in 1952 and he became a rural Cass County Newspaper carrier for the Kansas City Star and Times. He had worked for the Ray-Pec School District the past seven years as a custodian for the Peculiar Elementary School where he was loved by the children and faculty. He was preceded in death by his parents, Bill and Bell Middaugh, three brothers, Freddie, Norville and William Middaugh, a sister, Mrs. Louise Burke. He is survived by two sons, a brother, Les Middaugh, Grandview, and a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held Saturday, December 28, at the Atkinson Chapel in Harrisonville. Burial was in Norris cemetery.

MIDDAUGH, Frederick E.
1924-1925
Norris Cemetery, Big Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
On the morning of July 30, the death angel came into the home of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. E. Middaugh and claimed for its own one of their twin babies. But the Father said: "Suffer little children to come unto Me and forbid them not, for of such is the kingdom of heaven." And our babe has gone to Him, who lent him to us just a short while, but this going is another tie that binds us closer to heaven. Little Frederick E. was born March 5, 1924, being 1 year, 4 months and 20 days at the time of his going. Besides his parents he leaves his twin brother, Franklin B., who was very ill at the time little Freddie's death, one sister, Louise, and three other brothers - Norville C., Wm. Junior and Leslie Enoch; his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Enoch Middaugh, and Mrs. Jane Morgan, had been bedfast for some time and was unable to be at the funeral, besides many other relatives and friends. After the funeral services at the home, the little body was tenderly laid to rest in the Norris cemetery.

MIDDAUGH, Glen B.
1920-1992
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Glen B. Middaugh, 72, Nevada, formerly of Raytown, died Thursday, Dec. 31, 1992 at Research Medical Center. Services were Monday at the Ferry Chapel, Nevada; burial in Newton Burial Park Cemetery, Nevada. Mr. Middaugh was born in Henry County and lived in Raytown before he moved to Nevada eight years ago. He worked at the General Motors Leeds assembly plant for 28 years, retiring as a labor relations supervisor. He performed in the Kansas City Banjo Band for 12 years. He was a member of the Blue Ridge Trinity Lutheran Church, Kansas City. Survivors include his wife, Ruby L. Wallen Middaugh of the home; a son, Geoffrey Middaugh, Ontario, Or.; a daughter, Pam Engle, Raytown; two step-sons, Dean Wallen, Kansas City, and Roger Wallen, Raytown; three grandchildren; six step-grandchildren, and eight step-great-grandchildren.

MIDDAUGH, Iva Belle MALONE
1892-1985
Norris Cemetery, Big Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Iva Belle Middaugh, 92, formerly of Blairstown, died Friday, March 29, 1985, at the Westwood Home in Clinton, where she had made her home for seven years. She was born September 18, 1892, near Garland in Henry County, the daughter of Henry and Jane Eli Malone. On May 17, 1913 she married William Elijah Middaugh. To this union were born six children, Frederick, Norville, William, Franklin, Leslie, and Louise. Mrs. Middaugh lived most of her life in Blairstown and Deepwater. She was a member of the Blairstown Baptist Church. Surviving are two sons, Leslie, of Kansas City, MO; and Franklin, of Peculiar; 15 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and great-great granddaughter; two sisters-in-law; Mrs. Clara Rissell of Los Angeles, CA; and Mrs. Lula Crooks of Clinton. She was preceded in death by her husband, William, on November 22, 1962; three sons, Frederick, Norville, and William, one daughter, Alma Louise Burke, 1 granddaughter, Carolyn K. Middaugh and 1 great-great granddaughter, Krystal Rose Middaugh. Funeral services were held Sunday, March 31, at the Ward Funeral Home in Chilhowee. Pall bearers were grandsons, Billy, Tommy, Timmy, Chris and Billy Gene Middaugh and Robert McCale. Burial was in the Norris Cemetery near Urich.

MIDDAUGH, Loris D.
1933-2000
Maplewood & Brownington Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Daily Democrat, May 3 2000 - Loris D. Middaugh, 66, Hermitage, died Tuesday, May 2, 2000, at the home. He was retired from Zenith TV. Graveside services will be at Maplewood Cemetery, Brownington, on Saturday. - Greenlawn Funeral Home North

MIDDAUGH, Mahala McALISTER
1827-1914
Hickory Grove Cemetery, White Oak Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Mrs. Mahala McAlister Middaugh departed this life at 10 am Dec 23, 1914 at home of her son Enoch Middaugh, 1 1/2 miles west of Garland. Grandma, as she was familiarly known, had been bedfast since August 27th. All that loving hands and medical aid could do was done, but her Saviour, whom she trusted so much, knew best and after a long life of toil and struggle called her home where there will be no more suffering. She was born in Kentucky June 27 1827, and died Dec 23, 1914, aged 87 years, 6 months, and 16 days. She united in marriage with Eliga Middaugh in 1847, to this union were born eight children, seven sons and one daughter. Her husband, the daughter, Mrs. Elizabeth Burchet, and Ira, and infant son, preceded her to the great beyond years ago. The remaining sons are: W. A. and S. P. of Oklahoma; E. B. of Urich; S. J. of Ladue; and Enoch, of Garland. She also leaves 22 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; and 7 great-great-grandchildren to mourn her loss. She united with the Christian Church in early womanhood and ever lived faithful to His cause. She was a lover of her bible and her last days were full of prayer. She said she was not ashamed to confess before man that Jesus Christ was the son of the living God and He has not once forgotten through all her suffering. In later years she did not attend church regularly on account of hard hearing, but she never failed to read her bible and had memorized a great portion of it. After taking to her bed she quoted verse after verse and prayed almost continually. She also sang several hymn's she had learned in girlhood. She was a lover of children, was a good nurse and spent much of her earlier days caring for the sick. Until the last few years she had a splendid memory and often talked of pioneer days. She spent her early childhood in Kentucky, then moved to Illinois. In 1887 moved to Missouri where she lived until 1907 when she moved to Oklahoma living there 3 years when she returned to Missouri. She made her home among her children the last 30 years. Funeral services were conducted at the house at 10:30 a.m. Dec. 25, by the Rev A. N. Lindsey. The remains were laid to rest in Hickory Grove Cemetery.

MIDDAUGH, Ralph Lester
1918-1984
Maplewood & Brownington Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Ralph Lester Middaugh, son of Lester and Bessie Armstrong Middaugh, was born June 28, 1918 in Ladue and passed away on Aug. 6, 1984 at the Citizens Memorial Hospital in Bolivar at the age of 66 years, one month and eight days. He is survived by fours sons, Ralph Dennis Middaugh of Scottsdale, Ind., Jerry Wayne Middaugh of Springfield and Billy Joe Middaugh of Springfield, Michael Middaugh of the state of Florida; six daughters, Peggy Spurgeon of Pleasant Hill, Wanda Hardin of Cameron, Janice Nichols of Springfield, Barbara Mooneyham of Springfield and Mary Beauchamp of Morrisville and Bonnie Robertson of Springfield; one stepdaughter, Janie Gross of Springfield; two brothers, Edwin Paul Middaugh of Independence and Loris Dale Middaugh of Springfield; Three sisters, Margaret Callahan of Clinton, Irma Bramell of Calhoun and Ina Wycoff of Lake Lotawana; as well as 22 grandchildren and nine grandchildren. Funeral services were Friday, Aug. 10, at Vansant-Mills Chapel. Burial was in Maplewood Cemetery. (Note: Ralph had 4 boys and 4 girls the rest of the girls, Mary, Bonnie and Jamie were not his children.)

MIDDAUGH, Sarah Isabelle PEYTON
1864-1952
Hickory Grove Cemetery, White Oak Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Funeral rites for Mrs. Sarah Isabelle Middaugh who died Nov 9 were conducted Nov 11, at the Vansant Funeral Home. Pall bearers were grandsons, Sammy Lee, Glen, Larry Joe, and Ralph Middaugh; and Kenneth Buckley, interment was in Hickory Grove Cemetery. Sarah Isabelle Peyton was born April 15, 1864 in Illinois, one of seven children of John and Christina Wallace Peyton, all of whom have preceded her in death with the exception of a sister, Hattie Wallace, Oklahoma. On March 25 1881, she was married to Samuel Middaugh, moving a year later by covered wagon to Henry County, five miles south of Urich, To this union nine children were born, two sons having preceded her in death. In 1900, they left Arcadia, Neb, where they had lived for two years before returning to their farm again. After about ten years they bought the old Teay's place, south of LaDue, at Teays Chapel, where she resided until after the death of her husband in 1933, Mrs. Middaugh then made her home with her son, Corby Middaugh and family. Four years ago, she and her daughter, Mrs. Mae Buckley, who returned from California, took an apartment in the sons home, two years later moving to the home they bought at 528 South Carter, Clinton, MO. She lived there until her death. Mrs. Middaugh, an arthritic victim, had been ill some time and for the past four years had been bedfast. She was tenderly cared for by Mrs. Buckley, the Corby Middaugh family, and other relatives. As a young girl she united with the Christian Church at Marvin School, west of Clinton, transferring later to Urich, then LaDue and Clinton. She was a regular attendant. She was brought up in an age when men took the lead, and women were modest and retiring. Her span of life touched the Civil War, Spanish American War, World Wars I and II, and recently the Korean Conflict in which she had two grandsons. Seven of her grandsons served in WWII. Mr.and Mrs. Middaugh celebrated their Golden Wedding Anniversary in 1931 and were proud of their large family. Mrs. Middaugh is survived by her sister Mrs. Hattie Wallace, and 80 descendants. She leaves two daughters; Mrs. Mae Buckley, of the home, Mrs. Laura Fowler, Arcadia, Neb. Five sons Corby S., 631 Artesian Ave; Arthur S., LaDue; Lester, Deepwater; twins Otto B., Sunflower KS; and Otis A., Los Angeles, CA; 23 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren; nine great-great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends. Among those at her last rites were: Glen Middaugh, Kansas City; Mr.and Mrs. Jack Hart and Carolyn; Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Buckley and children, Springfield, MO; Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Buckley and daughter, Miami, Okla.; Mr. and Mrs. Otto Middaugh and Larry Joe; Mr. and Mrs. Don Hopkins and daughter, Sunflower, KS; Mrs. Margaret Callahan, Buckner, MO.

MIDDAUGH, Viola Ethel ELLIS
1867-1928
Hopewell Cemetery, Walker Twp, Henry Co, MO
Mrs. Enoch Middaugh of Garland, Mo. departed this life October 6, 1928, at the age of 61 years, 1 month and 13 days. Viola Ethel Ellis was born August 23, 1867, about 20 miles from Cincinnati, Ohio. She was a daughter of William and Abbie Ellis; She had five brothers and one sister. One brother, Fred Ellis of near Hannibal, Mo., and the sister, Mrs. Roy Lutz, of Hannibal, are left of that family. She was married to Enoch Middaugh at Falls Creek, Ill., on Nov. 26, 1885. They came to Missouri in January 1887, and located near Urich, Mo., having lived in the Urich and Garland neighborhood ever since. To this union 8 children were born, five girls and three boys all of whom with the father are left to mourn her departure. The children are as follows: Mrs. W. R. Williams, of near Delmar, Mo.; Mrs. J. W. George of near Petersburg, Mo.; Ben E. Middaugh, of Houston, Tex.; W. E. Middaugh of south of Garland, Mo.; Mrs. M. P. Young, east of Clinton, Mo.; Mrs. J. A. Morgan, of north of Garland, Mo.; James R. Middaugh, of the home and Mrs. Denver Crooks, also of the home. She also leaves fifteen grandchildren. She was buried in the Hopewell Cemetery

MIDDAUGH, William Junior
1919-1982
LaMonte Cemetery, LaMonte, Pettis Co, MO
William Junior Middaugh, 62, Peculiar, died Sunday, June 13 1982, at Veterans Hospital in Kansas City. He was born Nov 7, 1919, in Henry County near Garland, and for many years he owned and operated the Riverside Resort at Warsaw, then moved to Peculiar. He was a member of the First Christian Church of Warsaw. Surviving are his wife, Betty, of the home; one son, William Eugene, of Springfield; one daughter, Mrs. Patsy Goodpasture, of Sedalia; one step-son and four step-daughters; his mother, Mrs. Belle Middaugh of Westwood in Clinton; two brothers, Leslie of Kansas City and Franklin B. (Tom) Middaugh of Peculiar; seven grandchildren. Funeral services will be Wednesday at the Ward Funeral Home in Chilhowee, and burial in the LaMonte, MO cemetery.

MIDDLECOFF, Byron Cicero
1855-1898
Deer Creek Cemetery, Deer Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Dec 10, 1898 - Ciscero Middlecoff died in Deer Creek Township on the 2nd, aged 42 years, 11 months and 2 days. He was born in St. Clair County, Ill., married in this county to Lizzie Mitchell. Three children survive him, two boys and a girl, all single and living in Illinois. He made a profession in Christ but never united with the church. During his last hours he had a good nurse by the name of A. B. Parsons. The funeral was last Sabbath and his remains were buried in Deer Creek graveyard.

MIDDLECOFF, Edward L.
1859-1904
Englewood Cemetery (M), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Missouri, Sep 17, 1904 - The death of Edward Middlecoff occurred at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Middlecoff on North Washington Street, Saturday, September 10, after nine weeks of intense suffering from locomotor ataxia. He was born four miles east of Clinton October 16, 1859 and was the second son; the eldest, Wm., resides in Kansas City; the eldest daughter, Mrs. Rose Gathright at Sheldon, Mo., Miss Kate Middlecoff is at home with her parents. He had many friends in Clinton and assisted his father with the milling business. Several years ago, his eyes were attacked by the disease, causing partial blindness, but he was always attentive to business until confined to bed. Burial in Englewood.

MIDDLECOFF, Elizabeth A. "Lizzie" FOSTER CECIL
1829-1915
Mrs. Lizzie Middlecoff died at her home, 5 miles east of Clinton in the Deer creek neighborhood, Tuesday evening at 6:40 o'clock. She had suffered from skin diseases for years, but aside from that was unusually strong for one of her age. Last Thursday she began feeling badly and Friday became very ill, and gradually grew worse until her death, which was caused by an internal growth. Deceased was born in Virginia, Feb. 15, 1829. She came to Missouri when a small child and has lived here ever since. When 19 years of age she married W. W. Cecil. Before the war they resided on a farm and in Leesville, after which they moved to Sedalia, where her husband run a store for many years. In 1885 he died. In 1888 she married J. W. Middlecoff who also preceded her to the Heavenly Home five years ago. When she married Mr. Middlecoff, his youngest son, Archie, was only 9 years old. She took the motherless little boy to her heart and raised him as if he had been her own. Ever since his father's death, Archie has tenderly cared for her, ministering to her every need and want. Deceased had been a member of the Baptist church, since her girlhood and was a faithful follower of her Master. she is survived by three brothers; Wm. Foster, near Quarles; James Foster, Oklahoma; and A. G. Foster, of Windsor.

MIDDLECOFF, Elizabeth LAND
1834-1887
Deer Creek Cemetery, Deer Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
The Daily Advocate, Clinton MO, Friday, Apr 1 1887 - Died on March 27, 1887, at 12 o'clock, at her home in Deer Creek township, Henry county, Mo., Elizabeth, wife of J. W. Middlecoff, aged 53 years. Deceased had been a long and patient sufferer from consumption. Mrs. Middlecoff professed religion when only eighteen years old had united with the M.E. Church and had lived a devoted and faithful Christian life. She leaves a husband and family and a large circle of friends and acquaintances to mourn her death. Her remains were interred in Deer Creek cemetery.

MIDDLECOFF, Elmer Jr.
n/a-1936
Clinton MO, March 1937 - Elmer Middlecoff, Jr., Meets Sad Fate - Mrs. Rolla Jones of Calhoun recently received word of the death of her cousin, Elmer Middlecoff, Jr., that took place in Mayo, Canada, according to a newspaper, which is published in that city, near Alaska. Mr. Middlecoff's father was reared east of Clinton and was a brother of the late Mrs. J. C. Inloes. Elmer Middlecoff, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Middlecoff, pioneer Highet creek placer operators, was killed September 14, 1936, when a huge mass of hard, blue clay caved in while Elmer, Jr., was tending the hydraulic monitor. As Elmer fell to the ground unconscious, the three men who were working in the cut at the time - C. R. Dickie, Tom Gregory and Walter Bleasdale - rushed to his aid. They immediately packed him to the mess house close by and made him as comfortable as possible on a cot. Elmer died an hour and fifteen minutes from the time that he had been struck, never regaining consciousness. By team his father brought the remains to Minto Bridge from where it was brought to Mayo by Bud Fisher in his truck. The two remaining members of the crew ac- (obit cut) his sad mission down the Highet creek trail. Every seat in St. Mary's church was filled Thursday afternoon. In addition to his loving father and mother, he leaves to mourn his sudden passing his wife, Mary, 2-year old daughter Jean, baby son, Roy, born this summer, and his three sisters: Mrs. S. J. White, Mrs. R. G. Lee and Miss Flora Middlecoff. Born in Seattle, Elmer, Jr., came to Mayo with his parents while just a small child. for the past 24 years he had resided here with his parents and sisters, and attended the Mayo school. In November 1933 Elmer was married to Miss Mary Johnson and since the time of their marriage, had made their home on Highet creek for the greater part of the time. A great lover of the outdoors, Elmer became an ardent hunter while in his 'teen age and was considered one of the best in his district. He never tired of hiking over the mountains and trails in pursuit of his favorite pastime. The Middlecoff family has long been identified with Highet creek where for the past 27 years Mr. Middlecoff, Sr., his wife and family have operated and developed their Highet creek property. During the past several years the hard-working young son had proved himself of inestimable value to his father with his long practical experience and knowledge of the placer mining game in that particular area. The sudden, unexpected blow in the loss of their only son, comes as a sad and tragic shock in the lives of these two esteemed pioneer parents who, for over quarter of a century have given their best and all in the interests of their family and their duty.

MIDDLECOFF, Jehu Baker
1866-1934
Deer Creek Cemetery, Deer Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Sep 1934 - Clinton friends extend their sympathy to Mrs. Frank Ragland in the death of her brother, Jehu Middlecoff of Excelsior Springs. He had gone to the home of his son in Kansas City and was taken suddenly ill the evening of September 14, and death followed shortly. He was the son of Elizabeth and John Whitfield Middlecoff and went to school in the old Lampkin Academy, then as a young man left Clinton for Dulith, Minn. Mrs. Fannie Middlecoff, his widow survives him, also his children, Hudson Middlecoff of Waukegan, Ill., Louis E. Middlecoff of Kansas City, daughters, Mrs. Lucille Cooley, Chicago, Mrs. Mary E. Miller, Racine, Wisc. Mrs. Ragland is his only sister and the brothers are Al Middlecoff, Milan, Tenn., Archie Middlecoff and W. W. Middlecoff, of Los Angeles, and Elmer Middlecoff of the Yukon Territory, Alaska. A niece, Mrs. Hickey, from Nevada, was also here at the funeral. Rev. J. F. Mitchell conducted the graveside service at Deer Creek church where interment was made.

MIDDLECOFF, Jennette "Jessie" BOYD
1866-1934
Deer Creek Cemetery, Deer Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
The Clinton Eye, Clinton MO, Thursday, Jan 4 1934 - Mrs. Jessie Middlecoff died at the General Hospital in Kansas City, January 1. She was born near Deer Creek, and that community was her home for many years. Mrs. Middlecoff was about 67 years old, and her home had been in Kansas City for several years. Her maiden name was Boyd. She is survived by these children: Robert Middlecoff, Waukegan, Ill.; Louis, Kansas City; Mrs. Mary E. Miller, Racine, Wis. and Mrs. Lucille McCaulley, Chicago, Ill. Short funeral services were held at the Deer Creek cemetery Wednesday afternoon at two o'clock, under the direction of Wilkinson Funeral Service.

MIDDLECOFF, John Whitfield
1822-1910
Deer Creek Cemetery, Deer Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Jan 1910 - Died. John W. Middlecoff, January 19, 1910, at his home in Deer Creek Township, from cancer of the stomach. Born in St. Clair county, Illinois December 18, 1822 and was the son of Hon. John Middlecoff, a native of Hagerstown, Maryland. Came to Henry County in 1866 and bought an unimproved farm. Married Amy Anderson in his native county. She died in February, 1852. One son, John T. of Los Angeles, and two deceased sons. Mr. Middlecoff was married the second time in St. Clair County, Ill. in 1854 to Miss Elizabeth Land, a daughter of Capt. Aaron Land, one of the prominent men of this county. Ten children, eight surviving, together with his third wife, who was Miss Elizabeth Foster. Sons are Walter, Los Angeles; A. L., Milan, Tenn.; J. B., Duluth, Minnesota; Elmer, Seattle, Washington, and A. A., who lives just east of his father. The daughters are Mrs. J. C. Inloes, east of Clinton; Mrs. J. T. Foster, Lewis Station, and Mrs. Frank Ragland, near Montrose.

MIDDLECOFF, Lawrence
1862-1899
Clinton MO, Sep 16, 1899 - After vainly seeking to win back the greatly desired possession of good health by months of travel, Lawrence Middlecoff died in Banning, Calif. August 19, 1899, of a complication of troubles. His wife and little four year old son, Lowell, and his brother, Walter, an attorney of Stockton, were with him at the last. Mr. James Kerr, father of Mrs. Middlecoff, was present from Los Angeles to give what assistance he could to his daughter in her sad trial. Lawrence Middlecoff was born in Bellville, Illinois January 28, 1862. He early evinced a taste for study and after a term of years at Chadduck College in Quincy, Ill., he was granted the degree of A.B. and admitted to the bar. He settled in Jan Jacinto in 1877, opening a law office and served as Deputy District Attorney for San Diego County. He married Miss Georgia Kerr in 1891. He was a son of J. W. Middlecoff of Deer Creek township. He also leaves four brothers and three sisters: Mrs. J. W. Foster and Archie Middlecoff of Lewis Station; Mrs. J. C. Inloe, Clinton; Mrs. Frank Ragland of Bates County; J. B. Middlecoff, Duluth, Minn.; A. L. Middlecoff, Milan, Tenn., and Elmer Middlecoff, Skagmore, Alaska.

MIDDLECOFF, William Francis
1858-1939
Mount Washington Cemetery, Independence, Jackson Co, MO
Clinton MO, Dec 1939 - Former Clintonian Dies - William Francis Middlecoff, 80 years of age, older brother of Mrs. Rose Gathwright and Miss Kate Middlecoff, died Thursday, December 14, 1939, at 6:30 p.m. in Oklahoma City, Okla. He was a son of the late J. G. and Sallie Ann Watkins Middlecoff of Clinton, where he was born and reared. Funeral services were held at the Oklahoma City Presbyterian Church Saturday morning, then the body was brought to Kansas City where a short graveside service was held Monday at Mount Washington Cemetery, where he as buried. Services were attended by Miss Kate Middlecoff, Mrs. Rose Gathwright and Mrs. M. H. Haysler of Clinton. Mr. Middlecoff, who for 37 years had been a salesman for a St. Louis bag company, had his headquarters in Kansas City for a number of years, then was transferred to Oklahoma city. His wife, who died some years ago, was the former Miss Suttie Nichols of Fulton, whom he met while he was attending Westminster College in Fulton, after finishing the Clinton public schools. A fine business man, possessed of many worthy traits, of old and well known family, Mr. Middlecoff is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Margaret Lovegreen of Palmyra, Mo.; two sisters, Miss Middlecoff and Mrs. Gathwright of Clinton, and one niece, Mrs. Maude Bunce, of Austin, Texas.

MIDDLETON, Merlin William
1946-2004
Peaceful Home Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Aug 24 2004 - Merlin William Middleton, son of Dwight and Reva Louise Teets Middleton, was born October 20, 1946, and died Friday, August 6, 2004 in Clinton. He was a self-employed plumber. He was a veteran of the Vietnam Conflict, serving in the United States Army. He was a member of the Clinton VFW Post 1894 and the North American Fishing Club. He is survived by his wife Viola Middleton of Deepwater; three sons, Richard Middleton and wife Andrea, Belton, and Michael J. Meade and Marcus J. Meade, Kansas City; one daughter Angela Parks and husband Kenny, Independence; two brothers, Robert Middleton of Kansas City and Richard Middleton of Sacramento, California; one sister Jean Middleton of Chula Vista, California, and two grandchildren, Lea Middleton and Katie Middleton. Funeral services were held at the Vansant-Mills Chapel Wednesday, August 11. Burial was in Peaceful Home Cemetery, rural Deepwater.

MIDGETT, Carmel Lea FALKNER
1934-2005
Caledonia Methodist Cemetery, Caledonia, Washington Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Sep 29 2005 - Carmel Lea Midgett, 71, Warsaw, went to be with her Lord Wednesday evening, September 21, 2005, at St. Luke's Hospital in Jacksonville, Florida. She was born in Elvins, Missouri, on July 11, 1934, the chosen daughter of the late Chester and Myrtle Jones Falkner of Leadwood, Missouri. She grew up in the Leadwood community and graduated from Leadwood High School in the Class of 1952. On May 21, 1953, she was united in marriage to Paul L. Midgett, a United States Air Force veteran stationed in San Antonio, Texas. They made their home in San Antonio for about six months. Paul's next duty assignment was overseas for about 18 months. During that time she returned to Leadwood. They both returned to San Antonio until his discharge from service. Carmel had lived in only one home prior to her marriage. That was soon to change. They moved from San Antonio to Brownwood, Texas, and then Colorado Springs, Colorado. Then to DeSoto, Missouri, where she assumed the role of a pastor's wife, as Paul accepted the pastor's duties at the Luckey Baptist Church. They later spent three years at the Holcomb Baptist Church in Holcomb, Mississippi, then to Glover Baptist Church in Glover, Missouri; Primrose Baptist Church in Bonne Terre, Missouri; the Bonita Baptist Church in Bonita, Texas; the Good Hope Baptist Church and Parks Chapel Baptist Church, near Clinton; the First Baptist Church in Appleton City; the Bethany Baptist Church and the new Covenant Baptist Church in Sedalia, and finally to the Open arms Baptist Church in Warsaw in January 1996. Carmel Midgett had been employed at several different times through the years, but for the most part she was a wife and homemaker for her husband and three children. She loved the duties of her home with the sewing and the cooking and tending to her flowers, but she was a pastor's wife standing along side with her husband as his most dependable source of support and encouragement. Always there with him, wherever they were. She is survived by her husband of 52 years, Paul, of the home; two sons, Paul David Midgett and his wife Cheryl, Clinton, and Bryan P. Midgett and his wife Lynn, Kingsville; one daughter Joy Woodley and her husband Terry, Overland Park, Kansas; four grandchildren, Lee Paul Midgett, a student at Southwest Baptist University in Bolivar, Kathleen Midgett, Alex Woodley and Drew Woodley, other relatives and many friends. Funeral services were Tuesday, September 27, at the Open Arms Baptist Church near Warsaw. A second service was held Wednesday, September 28, at Britton Funeral Home in Potosi, Missouri. Burial was on Caledonia Methodist Cemetery in Caledonia, Missouri.

MIDKIFF, June Elizabeth HUMPHREY
1922-2008
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 30 2008 - June Elizabeth (Humphrey) Midkiff, 86, Urich, died Wednesday, January 23, 2008, in Phoenix, Arizona. The daughter of Verne and Edith (Patton) Humphrey, she was born January 21, 1922, in DeFiance, Ohio. She was preceded in death by her parents, one brother, two infant sons and one grandson. On December 21, 1991, she married Calvin Midkiff. She graduated from Albany High School and attended Northwest Missouri State University. She was an artist and interior designer. Survivors include her husband Calvin, Urich; daughter Phillis Morrison, Phoenix, Arizona; four grandchildren; several stepchildren and step-grandchildren. Funeral services will be Friday, February 1, at Roberson-Polley Chapel, Albany. Burial will be in Mt. Zion Cemetery, Albany.

MIDKIFF, Tharen Rosalie ALLISON WEIDMAN
1921-1991
Urich Cemetery, Bogard Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Tharen W. Allison was born in Henry County, near Montrose, July 31, 1921, the daughter of Jacob M. Allison and Tabetha Stone Allison. She passed away at the Golden Valley Memorial Hospital in Clinton August 30, 1991, at the age of 70 years and 30 days. She was married in 1941 to Scott Weidman who was serving in the military service of the United States. The couple traveled together in many places of the world for most of their married years until they retired and moved to Urich in 1976. Scott Weidman preceded her in death in 1984. On January 12, 1986, she was married to Calvin Midkiff, who now survives of the home in Urich. She is also survived by two sons, Darryl S. Weidman of Urich and Jerry D. Weidman of Westminster, California. Also surviving is a sister, Phyllis Jean Wright of Pleasant Valley and eight grandchildren. She was a member of the Christian Church in Urich. Funeral services were September 3, at the Consalus Funeral Chapel in Urich. Burial was in Urich Cemetery.

MIERS, Charles Lee "Chuck"
1944-2005
Chilhowee Cemetery, Chilhowee, Johnson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Dec 22 2005 - Charles Lee "Chuck" Miers was born in Clinton on February 4, 1944, the son of Elmer Lee Miers and Thelma (Clinton) Miers. He died at his home in Blairstown on November 12, 2005, at the age of 61 years. Chuck served in the United States Navy. He was married to Donna Jean Holloway. He was a journeyman lineman and belonged to Union Local #53, Kansas City. He was a member of the Chilhowee Baptist Church where he served as a deacon and song leader. He is survived by his wife Donna of the home; two sons, Victor Whitaker of Selah, Washington, and Jud Miers of Pleasant Hill; his mother Thelma Salley, Warsaw; three brothers, Steve Pickens and Bill Pickens of Warsaw and Ed Pickens of Higginsville; his sister Eleanor Estes of Arizona; five grandchildren, Rebecca Rogers, Vincent Lee Whitaker, Jacob Miers, Makenzie Ayers and Connor Miers, and one great-granddaughter, Isabella Valdez. Funeral services were held Saturday, November 26. Internment was in the Chilhowee Cemetery.

MIHLHAUSER, Charles William
1875-1951
Laurel Oak Cemetery (M), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Windsor Review, Windsor MO - Charles William Mihlhauser, youngest son of Nichlous and Elizabeth Jones Mihlhauser was born May 4, 1875 in Illinois and departed this life at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Claude Pinkston of Calhoun, Mo. on February 4, 1951 at the age of 75 years and nine months. He was united in marriage to Miss Ida Wombles on October 21, 1900, at the Baptist Church in Manila, Mo. To this union two daughters were born, Mrs. Myrtle Brown and Mrs. Elizabeth Pinkston, both of Calhoun. He is also survived by one brother, Andy Mihlhauser of Brunswick, Mo, seven grandchildren, and 12 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife on June 26, 1945, also six brothers and three sisters. Mr. Mihlhauser accepted Christ as his savior in early manhood and united with the Manila Baptist church of which he remained a member at the time of his death. He was a kind and loving father and neighbor and will be missed by his family and many friends. Services were held at the funeral home Tuesday, February 6. Burial was in Laurel Oak Cemetery.

MIHLHAUSER, Ida Mary WOMBLES
1882-1945
Laurel Oak Cemetery (M), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Windsor Review, Windsor MO, Thursday, Jun 28 1945 - Mrs. C. W. Mihlhauser died suddenly Tuesday afternoon while sitting on the porth at their country home. She was 63 years old. - Windsor Review, Windsor MO, Thursday, Jul 5 1945 - Ida Mary Wombles, daughter of Sarah and Perry Wombles, was born in Hickory County, February 19, 1882, and passed away suddenly from a heart attack at 9 a.m. at her home north of Windsor, June 26, 1945. She was united in marriage October 21, 1900 to Charles William Mihlhauser near Manilla, Mo. Early in life, she united with the Methodist Church and was an active member as long as her health permitted. Her father, mother and one brother preceded her in death. She leaves to mourn her passing, her husband, C. W. Mihlhauser of the home, two daughters, Mrs. Claude Pinkston of near Calhoun and Mrs. Steve Brown of Windsor, seven grandchildren and five great grandchildren, six brothers and four sisters and many other relatives and friends. She was a devoted wife and mother and a good neighbor, always ready and willing to help any one in trouble. - Clinton Eye, Clinton MO, Thursday, Jul 5 1945 - Ida Mary Wombles was born in Hickory County, Missouri Feb. 19, 1882 the daughter of Perry H. and Sarah E. Wombles, and died suddenly of a heart attack June 26, 1945 at her home north of Windsor. She was united in marriage to C. W. Mihlhouser in November 1900, and to this happy union were born two children, Mrs. Steven Brown of Windsor and Mrs. Claude Pinkston of Calhoun; also seven grandchildren and five great grandchildren, all of whom were a great joy to their grandmother. At an early age, she united with the Methodist Church and was always a faithful church worker. She was a kind friend and neighbor, greatly loved by all who knew her. She also leaves the following brothers and sisters; Eugene and John Wombles, both of Windsor, Mrs. Mike Anderson of Clinton, Mrs. Clint Maize, Mrs. Orville Gray, Mrs. William Widener, Charles, J. E., and Earnest Wombles all of Kansas City, Kan., and Wesley Wombles of Junction City, Kan., also a host of nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Friday, June 29, at the Baptist Church in Windsor. Interment in Laurel Oak Cemetery.

MIHLHAUSER, Nicholas
abt 1831-1889
Weekly Brunswicker, Brunswick MO, Saturday, Dec 28 1889 - Died, on Friday, December 27th, Mr. Nicholas Mihlhauser, Esq., aged 58 years, 3 months and 14 days. Deceased has for many years been a sufferer from cancer of the stomach. He was a clever man and an upright citizen. He leaves a wife and eight children, five of whom are married. (Youngest being Charles William Mihlhauser of Windsor, MO.) He will be buried on Sunday at ten o'clock. Elder W. G. Barker will preach the funeral sermon at the family residence, and the corpse will be interred at the Elliot Grove cemetery.

MIKELSON, Ariana Elizabeth WITHAM
1963-2006
Maplewood & Brownington Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Ariana Elizabeth Mikelson (Dana Witham), age 42 of Winston-Salem North Carolina passed away Wednesday, May 17, 2006 at her home. Funeral services will be Tuesday, May 23, 2006 at Vansant-Mills Chapel, Clinton with burial in Maplewood Cemetery, Brownington, Missouri. Ariana was born in Independence, Missouri. She was an occupational therapist working in the field of pediatrics. She was of the Jewish faith. She is survived by two brothers, David Witham and Darin Witham, both of Independence, Missouri; her father, Roy D. Witham of Lake Ozark, Missouri; her daughter, Chiristina Kelly Craye and a grandson, Rider, both of Charlotte, North Carolina.

MIKESSELL, Delma Alice TENNIS
1914-1992
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Mrs. Delma Alice Mikessell, 78, east Kansas City, died Thursday, July 16, 1992 at Park Lane Medical Center. Graveside services were Monday at Floral Hills Cemetery. Mrs. Mikessell was born in Christian County and lived in the Kansas City area most of her life. She was a Baptist. Survivors include a son, Harold Blevins, Clinton; two daughters, Patsy McReynolds and Iva Boley; a brother, Jim Tennis, and a sister, Vonda McFarlan, all of Independence; 17 grandchildren and 32 great-grandchildren.

MILAM, Jerry Louis
1940-2007
Englewood Cemetery (M), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 15 2008 - Jerry Louis Milam, son of Walter Louis and Lydia Marie (Patrick) Milam, was born on November 3, 1940, in Latour, Johnson County. He died at the Golden Valley Memorial Hospital on December 20, 2007, at the age of 67 years. Jerry was a career serviceman, serving in the Air Force for 32 years, retiring as a Senior Chief Master Sergeant. He was married to Irene Lucille (Richardson) Milam. He was a member of the American Legion Post No. 14 of Clinton. He was preceded in death by his parents, Walter and Marie Milam. He is survived by his wife Irene of the home; two sons, Stephen L. Milam and wife Lineen, and Robert L. Milam, all of Melbourne, Australia; four stepsons, Stanley Williams and wife Patricia, Des Moines, Iowa, Paul Scrivener of Lebanon, Terry Schrivener and wife Sherry, Leeton, and Mark Scrivener and wife Deann, Lebanon; one daughter Kimberly Marie Erickson and husband Troy, Melbourne, Australia; one brother Dale Milam and wife Peggy, Chesterfield, South Carolina; one sister Marilyn L. Onwiler and husband David, Clinton; 5 grandchildren: Trent William Gates, Candice Louise Gates, Alyssa Marie Milam, Emily Patricia Milam, and Cailey Lineen Milam all of Melbourne Australia. 7 step-grandchildren, two step-great-grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held at Vansant-Mills Chapel, Clinton, on Wednesday, December 26. Interment was held in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

MILAM, Lydia Marie PATRICK
1920-1999
Englewood Cemetery (M), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Daily Democrat, Jan 27 1999 - Lydia Marie Milam, daughter of Cora Marshall Patrick and Frank Patrick, was born June 20, 1920 in Latour, and died Monday, January 18, 1999, at Truman Manor of Lowry City. Marie was married to Walter L. Milam on December 10, 1938, in Houston, Texas. She was the store manager for Sam's in Clinton from 1966-1985. She was a member of the Northeast Baptist Church of Clinton. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and two brothers, Elmer Patrick and Garland Patrick. She is survived by two sons, Jerry Milam of Deepwater and Dale Milam of Munford, Tennessee; one daughter, Marilyn Onwiler of Clinton; one brother, Homer Patrick of Columbia, and seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Graveside services were held at the Englewood Cemetery, Clinton, on Thursday, January 21.

MILAM, Opal M. BROWN
1909-1992
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Mrs. Opal M. Milam, age 83, died Tuesday, December 22, 1992 at Golden Valley Hospital in Clinton. She was born October 23, 1909 in Plainview, Tx., the daughter of Albert and Ella Brown. She was united in marriage to Bert Milam on October 18, 1932 at Plainview, Tx. In 1935, they moved to the Warsaw area where unto this union eight children were born. In 1983, she moved to Clinton, where she made her home with her son, Robert. She was a member of the Shady Grove Baptist Church of Warsaw. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bert, on July 22, 1983, three daughters and one son. She is survived by two sons, Robert Milam of Clinton and Lee Roy Milam of Phoenix, Az.; two daughters, Ruth Richardson of Windsor, and Jewell Ferrel of Warsaw; 18 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren, other relatives and friends.

MILAM, Walter L.
1909-1992
Englewood Cemetery (M), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Walter L. Milam, son of Cary and Edna Milam, was born May 25, 1909, in Kansas City. He passed away July 8, 1992, at his home in Clinton at the age of 83. He was married to Marie Patrick on December 10, 1938, in Houston, Texas. He was a U.S. Army WWII veteran and worked for the former P.A. Cowan Lumber Co. for over 35 years until retiring in 1986. He was a member of American Legion Post 14, Clinton. He was also a member of the Northeast Baptist Church. He was a fine citizen, hard worker, devoted husband and father. Throughout his lifetime and especially during his retirement years, he spent many hours tinkering as he called it, creating numerous items that he presented to his many friends and relatives. He was also devoted to his pet dog, Blackie. He leaves to mourn his passing his wife, Marie; one daughter, Marilyn Onwiler, Lee's Summit; two sons, Jerry, Deepwater, and Dale, Alexandria, Va.; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; also a sister, Daisy Brown, Sedalia, and many other relatives and friends. His parents, twin brother and three children of a former marriage preceded him in death. Funeral services were held at the Vansant-Mills Chapel Saturday, July 11, 1992. Burial was held at the Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

MILBURN, Haywood "Woody"
1922-2005
Floral Hills East Cemetery, Lee's Summit, Jackson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, May 2 2005 - Haywood "Woody" Milburn, 82, Holden, died Wednesday, April 27, 2005, at Holden Manor Care Center. He was born June 26, 1922, in Kansas City, the son of Henry H. Milburn and Jesse Mae Waddell Milburn. He was an Army veteran of World War II, serving from October 5, 1942, to January 24, 1946. He had been a concrete truck driver for Stewart Sand Material Co. in Kansas City for over 40 years and belonged to Teamsters Union Local No. 541. On March 25, 1941, in Kansas City he married Wauneta Colene Carpenter, who died in 1979. On August 16, 1979 in Miami, Oklahoma, he married Wanda Fariss, who survives. Also surviving are two daughters, Glenda Oylear and husband Harold, Lincoln, and Janis Brown and husband Mike, Holden; four sons, Ron Milburn Sr., Kingsville, Larry Milburn and wife Kim, Independence, Alan Milburn and wife Sharon and Duane Milburn and wife Diana, all of Holden; two stepdaughters, Jerri "Jill" Fox, North Kansas City, Patti Montes, Kansas City; a stepson, Rick Carpenter and wife Rese, Lee's Summit; sister Alice Potter, Turner, Kansas; two brothers, Russel Milburn, Raymore, and Kenneth Milburn, Cameron; many grandchildren and many great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Monday, May 2, at Williams Funeral Chapel in Holden. Burial was in Floral Hills East Cemetery, Lee's Summit.

MILES, Kathleen Neill "Kay" WHITE
1927-2007
Englewood Cemetery (M), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Dec 24 2007 - Kathleen White Miles, 80, publisher of The Clinton Daily Democrat, died Saturday, Dec. 22, 2007, at her home in Clinton, MO. She had been under the care of Twin lakes Hospice for the past several weeks. Mrs. Miles had been publisher of The Democrat since 1986 having succeeded her father and mother who also held the position as publisher from April 1, 1950, when the paper was purchased from the late Charles Whittaker family. Her daily Bits & Pieces column was probably the most popular feature In the newspaper. Funeral services will be held Thursday, Dec. 27, at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Clinton, MO. Burial service will follow at Englewood Cemetery. Kathleen Neill White, daughter of Mahlon Neill and Kathleen Kelly White, was born May 30, 1927, at the home of her maternal grandparents, John Joseph and Ellen Ritteau Kelly, in Glenaire, near Liberty. When she was ten days old, she and her mother were taken to The Benton County Enterprise office and adjacent family home in Warsaw and she spent most of her life in newspaper offices. She was the first grandchild for Edwin Mahlon and Lydia Neill White and a great-granddaughter of Thomas Benton and Lois Alice Walker White, Thomas Benton White founded The Benton County Enterprise In 1879. She was a descendant of a continuous long line of newspaper publishers to the 1820s in Maryland and Pennsylvania and printers back to the 1740s. "K.N." White learned to read before she was five years old, reading the Kansas City Star each morning and classical books from family members' collections. She also sat in The Benton County Enterprise front office desks reading the "exchange papers" from other Missouri towns. Her mother purchased many good books for her, including Richard Halliburton's travel books on ancient historical sites. She attended grade and high school on "the schoolhouse hill" in Warsaw and, with her two close friends, Phronsie Estes and Wilma Thomas, was named one of three valedictorians at the Warsaw High School Class of 1944 graduation ceremony. Her grandparents, E.M. and Lydia White, spent much time with her when she was small, usually taking her In the car with them wherever they went locally. They were staunch Democrats and raised her accordingly. She attended William Jewell College In Liberty, where her parents had graduated, for two years and was a member of Alpha Delta Pi Sorority, then transferred to the School of Journalism at the University of Missouri in Columbia, receiving her degree In 1948. While a journalism major she also had a major in Spanish, a language she loved and once spoke fluently. Having enough hours to graduate In January of 1948, she accepted a job in St. Louis with Bemis Brothers Bag Company as assistant editor of Bemistory, the company magazine, and visited a number of Bemis plants around the country. She took her first airplane trip on one of these visits to Houston, TX. In St. Louis she made her home in an apartment at 4515 Maryland Avenue with Jane Rozier of Ste. Genevieve. It was a few blocks from the St. Louis Cathedral and, in the opposite direction, the then well-known Chase and Park Plaza hotels on Kings' Highway. In 1949 she married Daniel Black Miles of Marshall, who had served In the U.S. Army as a Sergeant in Public Relations at Fort Lewis, Washington, with her father, TSgt. Mahlon N. White. Also a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism, Dan Miles was state editor of the Bloomington, IL, Pantagraph at the time of their marriage on Nov. 19, 1949, at St. Ann's Catholic Church In Warsaw. Adlai Stevenson, later a Democratic presidential candidate, was one of the owners of the Bloomington Pantagraph and Dan Miles made trips around Illinois with him at this time. She spent nearly her entire life In a newspaper office and edited The Benton County Enterprise for several years In the 1950s when her father was publisher and working on the family-owned Clinton Daily Democrat and she was also a reporter for The Clinton Daily Democrat In the 1950s. Mrs. Miles was a delegate to the Democratic National Convention In 1956, held in Chicago that year. The family moved to Chevy Chase, Maryland, In 1960, when her husband was named administrative assistant to U.S. Senator Edward V. Long. Mrs. Miles sometimes recalled standing In the snow to watch John Fitzgerald Kennedy take his oath of office and standing in about the same spot to see the horse-drawn caisson bringing his body to the Capitol and carried up the Capitol steps. She enjoyed attending two presidential inaugural balls and invited a group of friends from Missouri to come for the second one, which they did. Mrs. Miles wrote editorials and news for the Bethesda-Chevy Chase Tribune while the family resided in Maryland and was a speech "ghostwriter" for several federal-level elected officeholders. The family returned to Clinton In 1968 where her husband resumed his editorship of The Clinton Daily Democrat. Mrs. Miles and her mother wrote and published a number of books In the 1970s and 1980s, Including a three-volume 3,000 page hard bound History of Benton County, Missouri. Mrs. Miles was the author of a number of books, including "Bitter Ground", a history of the Civil War In Henry, Benton and St. Clair counties, "Henry County People In World War II" and a large number of smaller soft bound books, Including the highly-regarded "Hog Lot Cookbook". She and her mother also operated The Printery and produced reprints of many Missouri county histories from the 1880s. Her husband, Daniel B. Miles Sr., was elected to two four-year terms as Mayor of Clinton In the 1980s and died in December 1986 while serving his second term. Before health considerations became an issue, Mrs. Miles faithfully wrote her column "Bits & Pieces" five days a week throughout the publishing year, from 1980 following the death of her father to Dec. 14, 2007, amidst a sometimes tumultuous newsroom under intense pressure with deadlines looming. She also covered the Clinton City Council for many years and the Clinton School Board and occasional community gatherings concerning topics where the "battle lines" were clearly drawn on one issue or another. Mrs. Miles was a superb writer who had mastered the journalistic art of utilizing semantics in writing a seemingly innocuous series of paragraphs about an Issue which, upon first glance, seemed informative and fair enough, but at a second glance and some brief thought caused the reader to realize a completely different message was being delivered - sometimes in a strong manner. As a consequence many longtime readers of her work became adept at carefully reading "between the lines" of her columns and stories and gaining an idea of "what was really going on". And, perhaps, a recommendation as to "what needs to be done". Mrs. Miles was intensely interested in people from all walks of life and was always willing to try to lend a helping hand to everyone. Memberships for Mrs. Miles over the years included the Daughters of the America Revolution, Clinton Study Club, Henry County Library Board, Missouri Press Association, Benton County Democratic Committee, Henry County Historical Society and Benton County Historical Society. Mrs. Miles was preceded in death by her husband Daniel B. Miles Sr., and one grandson Daniel B. Miles III. Also, a brother Mahlon K. "Jab" White, Publisher of The Benton County Enterprise, and a sister Lydia Alice White, both of Warsaw. She is survived by her sister Jane White Brown, Kansas City; five children and their spouses: Dan and Kathy Miles, Clinton; Ellen and Roger Taylor, Lawrence, KS; Mahlon White Miles, Clinton; Janie Miles-Smith and Paul Smith, Kansas City; and Frank Weir Miles III of the home. Also, 11 grandchildren: Katie Miles, Kansas City; Emily Kazmaier, Liberty; Tom Miles, Kansas City; Lydia Diebolt, Baldwin City, KS; Rebecca Hever, Piano, TX: Katrina Jurdan, Peculiar; Justin Jurdan, Peculiar; Elizabeth Huenefeldt, Lafayette, IN; Neill Smith, Kansas City; Ariel Smith, Kansas City: Patrick Miles, Clinton. And five great-grandchildren, Alexandra Terry, Baldwin City, KS: Jonathan Kazmaier, Liberty: Nicholas Kazmaier, Liberty: Daniel B. Miles IV, Kansas City; Miles Huenefeldt, Lafayette, IN.

MILES, Lewis F. "Jack"
1934-1994
Kidds Chapel Cemetery, Chalk Level Twp, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Lewis "Jack" Miles, 60, Lowry City, died Tuesday, June 7, 1994, at Research Hospital in Kansas City. Mr. Miles was born in St. Croix, Indiana. He had been a St. Clair County area resident since 1969. He was an Air Force veteran of the Korean War. He was a truck driver. He is survived by his wife Margaret of the home; four sons, Randy Miles of Rolla, Edward Miles of Lowry City, Frank Miles of Bolivar, Boyd Miles of the state of Florida;' two daughters, Shirley Ann Jones of Clinton and Thelma Louise Rodabaugh of Osceola; one stepson Franklin Eugene Call of Lowry City; one sister Phoebe Dillman of Indiana; eight grandchildren. Funeral services will be Saturday, June 11, 1994, at Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel in Osceola, with burial in Kidds Chapel Cemetery near Lowry City.

MILES, Mariah Elizabeth HANCOCK
1851-1929
Hickory Grove Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Mariah Elizabeth Hancock was born Sept. 22, 1841. She was married to W. A. Miles Jan. 2, 1876. To this union was born 11 children. She with her husband joined the Baptist church at High Point. Later they moved to Hickory Grove neighborhood and joined the Southern Methodist church. She lived a Christian life, doing everything she could for everyone she came in contact with. She was a loving mother and a good neighbor. She passed away March 2, 1929. Funeral services were held from the Hickory Grove church, Tuesday afternoon. Interment was made in the Hickory Grove cemetery.

MILES, Stephen
1841-1922
Drakes Chapel Cemetery, Deer Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Stephen Miles - b: Aug 18 1841 - d: Apr 29 1922 - Stephen Miles was found dead in bed Sunday morning, at his home in Lewis Station. He was born August 19, 1841, in Adams county, Ill., and came to Missouri 60 years ago. He was 80 years, 8 months and 11 days old. He was married to Nannie A. Paxton, Dec. 24th, 1868. Eight children were born to this union, two dying in early life, and one, Mrs. Nannie Gossett, died at the age of 25. The living children are: Mrs. E. E. Johnson, Tarkio, Mont.; S. C. Miles, Ridgeway, Colo.; Mrs. J. T. Pearson, Ft. Smith, Ark.; O. M. Miles, Cliquot, M., and Mrs. W. H. Albright, Sheridan Lake Colo. He was converted in the First Methodist church over 20 years ago and for a number of years he held family prayer. His wife preceded him to a better home in heaven 2 years ago. Since her death, his granddaughter, Mrs. Della Chisler, had taken care of him and made his life as happy as it is possible for any one to be who has lost a good companion. He has often remarked that "Della and Fred are so good to me and make life so pleasant for me." He lived an active life up to the time of his death. He made garden and mowed his lawn Saturday, and passed away without any signs of suffering that night, as peacefully as going to sleep. The funeral services were conducted at Drake's Chapel, at 2 p.m. Tuesday, by Rev. E. T. Raney. A large crowd of sympathizing friends were present to pay their last respects to the departed. Burial was in the Drake's Chapel cemetery.

MILES, William B. "Bennie"
1916-1999
Click Cemetery, near Nevada, Vernon Co, MO
Kansas City Star Oct 8 1999 - William B. "Bennie" Miles, 83, Garden City, MO (formerly of Urich and Harrisonville, MO), died Tuesday, October 5, 1999, at Vencor Hospital of Kansas City. Funeral services will be Sunday, October 10, at Dickey Funeral Home, Garden City; burial in Click Cemetery, near Nevada, MO. Mr. Miles is survived by six sons, Max Miles, Harrisonville, MO, Gary Miles, Garden City, MO, Bill Miles, El Dorado Springs, MO, Gene Miles, Holden, MO, Earl Miles, El Dorado Springs, MO, and Richard Miles, Warrensburg, MO; four daughters, Joy Stoll, Garden City, MO, Sondra Struble, Windsor, MO, Gail Fitzwater, Climax Springs, MO, and Karen Folk, Urich, MO; 43 grandchildren; 54 great-grandchildren; a brother, James A. Miles, Belton, MO; and two sisters, Marjorie Colvin, Marshall, MO, and Lena Mae Behrens, Sugar Creek, MO.

MILEY, Michele Marie
1964-2012
Michele Marie Miley, age 47 of Dearborn Heights, Michigan passed away Friday, January 20, 2012 at her home. She was born June 7, 1964 in Leavenworth, Kansas the daughter of William J. and Amaryllis Miley, and lived in Kansas City, Missouri before moving to Michigan in 1986. Memorial Mass will be Saturday, February 11, 2012 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Clinton, Missouri. She is survived by her daughter, Jennifer Nusbaum of Reston, Virginia; her mother Amaryllis "Marlys" Miley of Clinton, Missouri; and siblings Mary Ellen (Tom) Sunseri of Bonifay, Florida, Kathie (Gary) Williams of Pleasant Hill, Missouri, Laurie (David) Watkins of Landenberg, Pennsylvania, Bill Miley of Fort Wayne, Indiana, Molly (Charlie) Goodrich of Independence, Missouri, Margaret Bernardin of Oviedo, Florida, and Jonni (Tony) Nuhn of Kearney, Missouri; and longtime companion Ed Rychilinski of Dearborn Heights, Michigan. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews and grand nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her father William John Miley, brother Martin Andrew Miley and a niece Rachel Lynne Watkins. Michele loved her extended family and was particularly happy around children. She was especially proud of her daughter Jennifer and grateful for the love and support she received from her partner Ed. She was fiercely independent and loyal, and faced life with amazing determination and courage.

MILEY, William John "Bill"
1922-2008
Englewood Cemetery (M), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
William John "Bill" Miley, age 85 of Clinton, Missouri passed away Saturday, September 13, 2008 at his home. Funeral Mass will be Thursday, September 18, 2008 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Clinton. Interment will be in Englewood Cemetery. William was born in the Town of Union, Eau Claire, WI. in 1922, to John and Mary (Sheils) Miley. He served in the U. S. Army's Counter Intelligence Corp during W. W. II and the Korean Conflict. He worked as a Policy Analyst for the Social Security Administration retiring in 1978. The family lived in New York, Iowa, Kansas and Kansas City, Missouri before moving to Clinton in l993 where they have since resided. He was a member of Holy Rosary Church, VFW 1894 and the American Legion 14, the U S Army Counter Intelligence Corp Veterans and the National Association of Retired Federal Employees. He also volunteered at Golden Valley Memorial Hospital for a time. He was preceded in death by his parents John and Mary (Sheils) Miley; one son, Martin Miley; two sisters, Beth Dufner and Margaret McCollow; one brother, John Miley and one granddaughter, Rachel Watkins. He is survived by his wife, "Marlys" of the home; a son William, Jr., Ft. Wayne, IN.; seven daughters, Mary Ellen Sunseri and husband, Tom of Bonifay, FL., Kathie Williams and husband, Paul of Pleasant Hill, MO., Laurie Watkins and husband, David of Landenberg, PA., Molly Goodrich and husband, Charles of Independence, MO., Michele Miley of Dearborn Heights, MI., Margaret Bernardin and husband, Bob of Oviedo, FL., and Jonni Nuhn and husband, Tony of Kearney, MO.; 13 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; a brother, Michael Miley of Eau Claire, WI. and a number of nieces and nephews.

MILLAM, Aldo L.
1895-1991
Lowry City Cemetery, Lowry City, St. Clair Co, MO
Aldo L. Millam, 96, Clinton, passed away June 12, 1991, at Westwood Nursing Home. He was fourth in the family of 12 children born to Willard and Nora Bray Millam, at Lowry City, MO, May 26, 1895, the only survivor being a brother, Willard, of Three Rivers, MI. On June 10, 1916, he was united in marriage to Anna Mae Lawrence at Lowry City. To this union were born six children. Dorothy Pearl of Clinton; Mildred Hermanson of Joplin; Helen Pilant of Kansas City; Charles, Donald and Jim of the Clinton area. He was a farmer and house painter. Also, he and his wife, Anna, owned and operated the Millam Nursing Home for many years in Clinton. He spent most of his life in St. Clair and Henry Counties, living briefly in Illinois, Minnesota and also the state of Washington, as an infant. He professed faith in Jesus Christ at an early age and at the time of his death was a charter member of Northeast Baptist Church in Clinton. Preceding him in death were his wife, Anna, in May of 1987, and daughter, Helen, in December of 1973. Also surviving him are 16 grandchildren, 35 great-grandchildren and 29 great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Friday, June 14, at the Vansant-Mills Chapel of Clinton. Burial was held at the Lowry City Cemetery, Lowry City.

MILLAM, Anna May LAWRENCE
1898-1987
Lowry City Cemetery, Lowry City, St. Clair Co, MO
Clinton MO - Anna May Millam was born Sep 8, 1898, in Shawnee, OK, the daughter of Charles and Elizabeth Lawrence. She passed away May 20, 1987, at home in Clinton, MO. She lived in Lowry City, MO, before moving to Clinton in 1940. She was married to Aldo L. Millam June 10, 1916, and to this union six children were born. She was a member of the Northeast Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by one daughter, Helen Pilant in 1973. She is survived by her husband, Aldo, two daughters, Dorothy Peal of Clinton and Mildred Hermanson of Joplin, MO; three sons, Don of Windsor, Charles and Jim Millam of Clinton; a sister, Myrtle Hamilton of Madelia, MN, 16 grandchildren, 35 great-grandchildren, and 16 great-great-grandchildren, a host of nieces, and nephews and friends. Funeral services were held Sat, May 23, 1987, at the Vansant-Mills Chapel. Burial was in the Lowry City cemetery.

MILLAM, Beulah Y.
1896-1986
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Beulah Y. Millam, 90, 13C Wetzel Circle, Clinton, MO, died Tuesday, November 4, 1986 at Golden Valley Hospital Among survivors is a daughter, Delores Pogue of Clinton.

MILLAM, Charles W.
1925-2016
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Charles W. Millam, 91, of Clinton, Missouri, died Thursday, July 7, 2016 at his home.  He was born in Truman, Minnesota on May 28, 1925, the son of Aldo L. Millam and Anna May (Lawrence) Millam.  Charles married Lela June Borum on November 26, 1948 in Garden City, Mo. She preceded him in death on May 6, 2011.  Charles was employed with various auto dealers in Kansas City, Mo., in the parts department and delivery. Charles, June and the family moved to the Coal and Tightwad area in 1962 and were members of the Parks Chapel Baptist Church. He worked for Sherman's Plumbing and Heating, owned and operated Millam's Plumbing and Construction, Millam's Countryside Drive-In, and C & J Antiques. They moved to Clinton and were founding members of Northeast Baptist Church, where he served as a longtime deacon and Sunday School teacher. Charles enjoyed yard work and tending to Mom's garden, forever pulling weeds by hand. The family joke was he was going to pull so far, he wouldn't find his way home. Charles was a World War II veteran of the United States Army Air Corp, serving in England and France. Surviving are two sons, Ronald W. Millam and Dennis C. Millam; two daughters, Paula A. Henry and Carolyn K. Benson, all of Clinton, Mo.; six grandchildren, Jarrod Millam, Stephanie Lefevers, Brent Martin, Adam Benson and wife Jennifer, Allison Millam and husband Eric, and Amy Wheatley and husband Caleb; great-grandchildren, Josslyn Millam, Douglas Ducote, Hannah Dillon, Matthew Lefevers, Maegan Lefevers, Andrew Lefevers, Caiden Millam, Macy June Millam, Jacob Ianno, Clayton Wayne Wheatley, and one due in January; two brothers, Don Millam, Windsor, Mo., and Jim Millam and wife Kathy, Edwards, Mo.; and several nieces and nephews.  In addition to his wife June, he was preceded in death by his parents; a granddaughter, Tina Millam Davis on October 5, 2015; and three sisters, Helen Pilant, Dorothy Snodgrass-Peal, and Midge Hermannson.  Funeral services will be Tuesday, July 12, 2016 at the Bradley & Hadley Funeral Home, Clinton. Private family interment will be in the Vansant Road Cemetery.

MILLAM, Donald Gene
1935-2016
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Donald G. Millam, 81, a resident of Windsor, Missouri passed away Saturday, December 10, 2016 at Windsor Healthcare and Rehab, Windsor, Missouri. Don's wishes were to be cremated with no services. Memorial contributions can be made to the donor's choice and may be left in care of the funeral home. Fond memories and condolences can be left online at www.vansant-millsfuneralhome.com Don was born October 21, 1935 in Damascus, Missouri to Aldo and Anna (Lawrence) Millam. He was married to Mary Jane Smith on October 15, 1965. She preceded him in death in January 2007. Don enjoyed all people he met in life. He made his living farming and as a mechanic. He was always willing to help anyone as best he could help. Among survivors is his son, Russell (Diane) Millam, of Windsor, Missouri, his grandchildren; Chanse (Rachel) Millam, of Blairstown, Missouri, Chad (Jacquelyn) Millam, of Springfield, Missouri, and Michelle Nevius, of Kansas City, Missouri, along with 9 great-grandchildren. Don has one surviving brother, Jim (Kathy) Millam, of Edwards, Missouri.

MILLAM, George Harold
1930-2003
Englewood Cemetery (M), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jul 18 2003 - George Harold Millam, Clinton, son of Rolla and Beulah Faye (Akers) Millam, was born December 25, 1930, in St. Clair County and died at the Golden Valley Hospital, Clinton, on July 7, 2003, at the age of 72 years. George was married to Donna Marie Campbell Millam. He served in the National Guard. He was a member of the Clinton Fire Department for over 25 years. He was a member of the Northeast Baptist Church and the Camelot Community Organization. He worked for the Clinton School District for 12 years before retiring. George was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Opal Bennett, and one brother, Raymond Millam. He is survived by his wife Donna, of the home; three sons, Rick Millam and wife Eileene, Steve Millam, Chris Millam and wife Elaine; two daughters, Becky Good and husband Chris and Susan Stone and husband Mark, all of Clinton; five sisters, Alice Lavenne McGrann and husband, Lyle, Illinois, Neva Goodmin and husband Junior, Kansas, Martha Johnson and husband Richard, Osceola, Mary Stober and husband Pete, Sedalia, and Delores Pogue and husband Edwin, Clinton; sister-in-law, Kathryn Millam, Raytown, as well as 13 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the Northeast Baptist Church, Clinton, on Thursday, July 10. Burial was in the Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

MILLAM, Lela June BORUM
1927-2011
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Lela (June) Millam, 83 of Clinton, Missouri, died Friday, May 6, 2011 at her home. She was born July 10, 1927 in Garden City, Missouri, the daughter of Leland Kelly Borum and Sarah Maye (Henne) Borum. She married Charles W. Millam on November 26, 1948 in Garden City, Mo., and he survives of the home. June was a member of the Northeast Baptist Church, Clinton. She attended elementary school in the Garden City area, and graduated from Garden City High School. June enjoyed fishing, gardening, baking, quilting, sewing, and finding hidden treasures and bargains at garage sales. In addition to her husband, surviving are, two sons, Ron W. Millam and Dennis Millam, both of Clinton, Mo.; two daughters, Paula A. Henry and Carolyn K. Benson, both of Clinton, Mo.; seven grandchildren, Tina Davis, Jarrod Millam, Stephanie Lefevers, Brent Martin, Adam Benson, Allison Millam, and Amy Benson; seven great-grandchildren, Josslyn Millam, Douglas Ducote, Hannah Dillon, Matthew Lefevers, Maegan Lefevers, Andrew Lefevers, and Caiden Millam; three brothers, Richard Borum of Independence, Mo., Dee Borum and his wife Donna of Creighton, Mo., and Kelly Borum and his wife Beverly of Urich, Mo.; six sisters, Virginia McGuire of Raytown, Mo., Susie Romine of Salina, Kansas, Lucille Williams of Clinton, Mo., Eula Bullard of Independence, Mo., Joyce Herndon and her husband Bob of Linn, Mo., and Sharon Firsick of Raytown, Mo.; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, Rev. H.E. (Jack) Borum and Kenneth (Buster) Borum. The funeral services will be Monday, May 9, 2011 at the Bradley & Hadley Funeral Home, Clinton. Private burial will be in Clinton Memory Gardens.

MILLAM, Marvin Lee
1959-1994
Deepwater Cemetery, Fairview Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - - Marvin Lee Millam, 35, died the first day of spring, March 20, 1994 at 10:30 p.m. at his home in Kansas City. Marvin was born in Kansas City and lived his entire life in Raytown and Kansas City. He graduated from Raytown South High School in 1977. He was in the Marine Corps for three years. He was a member of Boy Scout Troop 75 where he was an Eagle Scout and a runner in the Tribe of Mic-O-Say. He was a wonderful computer graphic artist. He worked for Graphic Services in Kansas City. Marvin was an outdoorsman. He loved to hunt and fish. Survivors include his wife Melony of the home; father and mother, Raymond Sr. and Katryn of Raytown; two brothers, Ray Jr. and Todd, also of Raytown; mother and father-in-law Sara and Richard Speaight and family, many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Funeral services were held at Newcomer's Floral Hills Chapel Saturday, March 26, 1994, with graveside service and burial in Deepwater Cemetery.

MILLAM, Mary Jane SMITH
1942-2007
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 26 2007 - Mary Jane Millam, 64, Windsor, died Monday, January 8, 2007, at the Golden Valley Hospital. Mary Jane Smith was born July 6, 1942, near Denison, Iowa. She started life in Denison, but moved with her family to Calhoun in 1951. She graduated from Calhoun High School. Mary was married to Donald Millam on October 15, 1965, in a double ceremony with her sister Lois, who married Don's best friend, Eldon D. Childers, in Clinton. Mary and Don raised their son Russell in the Calhoun area. Mary farmed with Don and Russell while working for Schreiber Foods for over 34 years. She was preceded in death by her parents, George and Lola Smith; five brothers, Lewis, Ray, Leo, Jimmy and Paul; two sisters, Laura and Lois. She is survived by her husband of over 41 years, Don Millam; her son Russell Millam, Windsor; two grandsons, Chad Millam, Fairbanks, Alaska, and Chanse Millam, Windsor; one great-granddaughter Anita Madison Millam (daughter of Chad and Jaci Millam); one brother Donald Smith, Windsor; numerous nephews and nieces and many friends. A memorial service will be held at the Benson Center in Clinton on Sunday, January 14.

MILLAM, Mary Joan ROUNTREE
1938-1999
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Mary Joan Millam of Clinton died Monday, January 25, 1999, at Golden Valley Hospital. Mary Joan (Jo) Millam was born November 21, 1938, near Dunnegan. At the age of 10, she and her parents moved to Kansas City where she attended school until her sophomore year. The Rountrees then moved to Leavenworth, KS, where she graduated from high school and became a lifelong friend with Joe and Athena Phillips and Pat Brown Logan. On August 16, 1957, Joan married James Millam and out of this marriage came four sons, Daniel, of Kansas City, KS, Douglas, of Springfield, David, of Lee's Summit, and Darren, of Kansas City. Jo worked for Unitog for several years in the 1960s and then again in 1989 for eight more years. She also worked for Wal-Mart in between those years. She served at Quarles Baptist Church as a Sunday School teacher and treasurer for many years. Joan's interests included sewing, traveling being with friends and making handmade quilts and afghans for her friends and family. She also owned and operated the Maple Leaf Quilt Shop of Quarles for several years. She is survived by her husband, children, grandchildren, one uncle, Robert Smith of Xenia, OH. She also leaves behind a foster daughter, Dee Weathers and her family of Murfreesboro, TN, dear friends Sharon and Bernie Henehan and wonderful friends and church family. She was preceded in death by her mother, Chloe Rountree. After cremation, memorial services were held at Quarles Baptist Church on January 30, 1999. There was a private burial service at Memorial Gardens of Clinton.

MILLAM, Raymond Dale Sr.
1928-1998
Deepwater Cemetery, Fairview Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Raymond Dale Millam Sr., 69, Raytown, died Sunday, August 23, 1998, at Research Hospital in Kansas City. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, August 26, at the Vansant-Mills Funeral Home in Clinton. Burial will be in the Deepwater Cemetery. He was born in Lowry City and has lived in Raytown for the past 43 years. He was a mechanic for Broadway Motors for 29 years. He was a member of the Drakes Chapel United Methodist Church, Clinton, and was active in Boy scout Troop 75 for 17 years and is a member of the Tribe of Mic-O-Say. He was a member of the International Association of Machinist, Local No. 71. He is survived by his wife, Kathryn, of the home; two sons, Raymond D. Millam of the home and Todd E. Millam of Raytown; Greg Hammond who he considered to be a son, and one brother, George Millam of Clinton, and six sisters, Alice McGrann of Monmouth, IL, Neva Goodman of Olathe, KS, Opal Bennett of Nixa, Martha Johnson of Osceola, Mary Stober of Sedalia, and Delores Pogue of Clinton.

MILLER, Alfred
1828-1902
Montrose Cemetery, Montrose, Deepwater Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Missouri, March 15, 1902 - Montrose was surprised Monday by the sudden death , about 8 a.m. of Squire Alfred Miller. He had eaten his breakfast and started to take some clothes to Mrs. Walbert for her to wash. Before he reached her house, he fell. He was carried to Dr. Dearinger's house where he revived and could talk and said he felt as well as common and ate a hearty breakfast that morning. Dr. J. M. Miller was summoned and hastened to him but he sank rapidly and died. We understand it was heart trouble. He was 73 and a well preserved man for one of his age and rarely complained and his sudden taking off was a complete surprise to our people. He came to Montrose about 1881 and he and his son T. M. who is now in the poultry business at Fort Scott, engaged in the same of family groceries, but meeting with reverses, he engaged in the insurance business. He was elected one or two terms as mayor of Montrose, served several terms as justice of the peace, which office he held at the time of his death. He leaves a widow and three grown children, T. M. of Fort Scott and two daughters, one in East St. Louis and the other in Chicago. T. M. happened to be in Clinton on business at the time and came on the 11:05 train. The East St. Louis daughter arrived on the next 11:05 a.m. and the one from Chicago came at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday. A Modern Woodman funeral.

MILLER, Allen
1910-1999
Englewood Cemetery (M), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Allen Miller , 88, Liberty , MO, died Sunday, April 25, 1999, at Liberty Hospital. Funeral services will be Wednesday, April 28, at the Second Baptist Church, Liberty; burial in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton, MO. Allen Miller was born December 20, 1910, in Pittsburg, KS, the son of Charles W. Miller and Josie Miller. Soon after birth, Allen and his family moved to Henry County, where they resided until 1950. Allen worked in the printing and newspaper industry for over 55 years. During that time, he worked for the Clinton Eye Newspaper, where he met and married Edna Mae Hull, his wife of 58 years. In 1950, he and his wife purchased a newspaper enterprise in Richmond, MO, and served as owners and publishers until its sale in 1958. Allen worked for both The Kansas City Star and The Liberty (MO) Tribune. After their relocation to Liberty in 1961, Allen and his wife owned and operated Al's Printing Service from 1961 to 1977, when it was sold. During his semi retirement, he worked for Clay County while still operating the printing facility for several years. As a young boy, Allen worked and trained in the newspaper and printing industry. To aid the war effort, he joined the United States Navy and was integral in setting up the United States Naval Printing Facilities at the Naval Ammunition Depot in Hawthorn, NV. He also published The Rocket, a naval newspaper. Upon his honorable discharge in December 1945, he returned to the Clinton Eye to resume his printing career. As a young man, Allen became a Christian at the First Baptist Church of Clinton,MO. In 1958, he was ordained a deacon at the First Baptist Church of Richmond, MO. He was also a longtime member of the Second Baptist Church of Liberty and was presented and recognized as deacon emeritus. Allen was a 32nd degree Mason for almost 50 years, in Liberty Lodge No. 31 AF&AM, and Kansas City Scottish Rite, former member of Liberty Shrine Club, Liberty Optimist Club, and the Richmond Rotary Club. He was also a charter member of the Fellowship of the Concerned, Liberty . Allen was inducted as an honorary member of the H. Roe Bartle Boy Scouts and the Tribe of Mic-O-Say, and volunteered as Scout Master of a troop of up to 70 Boy Scouts in Clinton, MO. He also volunteered his time with the Boy Scouts of America in Richmond and Liberty , and was presented with the Boy Scout Award of Merit in 1967. Allen is survived by Edna Mae, his wife of over 58 years; four sons, Gary A. Miller and his wife, Judy, Chillicothe, MO, Ron Miller , of the home, Jerry Miller and his wife, Debbie, Atlanta, GA, and Rick Miller and his wife, Debbie, Garland, TX; two brothers, Charles Miller , Fairplay, MO, and A.W. Miller , Independence, MO; and 11 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and five sisters. (Arrangements: Church-Archer-Pasley Funeral Home, Liberty , MO)

MILLER, Bessie Leona CORUM
1914-2006
Englewood Cemetery (M), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Bessie L. Miller, 92, died November 24, 2006 at Golden Valley Memorial Hospital. Funeral services will be Monday, November 27, at Consalus Chapel with burial in Englewood Cemetery. She was born March 8, 1914 in Calhoun, daughter of Charles and Lena Johnson Corum. Preceding her in death is her parents, husband, Arthur Miller; one daughter, Shirley Sammons; four brothers, Jack Corum, Albert, Corum, Ray Corum, Bill Corum; two sisters, Bernice Moore and Maxine Corum. Survivors include two sons, Wayne Justis and wife Ruth, Bob Adams and wife, Karen; one daughter, Betty Adams and husband, Norman Cox; two brothers, Marvin Corum and Lynn Corum; one sister, Irene Wright; twelve grandchildren; six great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.

MILLER, Charles D. Jr.
abt 1951-1991
Sni-Mills Holiness Cemetery, Lone Jack, Jackson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Charley D. Miller Jr., 40, Kingsville, formerly of Independence, died Aug. 3, 1991, at Lee's Summit Hospital. He was born in Kansas City and lived in Independence before moving to Kingsville three months ago. He was a storm door installer for Jim Hammon's Construction Co., Independence. He was a Navy veteran of the Vietnam War and a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Survivors include his wife Donna Miller of the home; his father Charles Daniel Miller Sr., Rolette, N.D.; his mother, Betty Jean Miller, Kansas City; four brothers, William Paul Miller, Rolette, Thomas Miller, Michael Miller and Robert Miller, all of Kansas City. Graveside services were Wednesday at the Sni-Mills Cemetery near Oak Grove.

MILLER, Doris Elaine DALTON
1948-1995
Englewood Cemetery (M), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Doris Elaine Dalton Miller was born into this world on March 14, 1948, in Clinton, the daughter of Lee Roy and Doris (Lawson) Dalton. After a seven year battle with cancer, she died Friday, January 20, 1995, at the Washington Regional Hospital in Fayetteville, Arkansas, at the age of 46. A graduate of Calhoun High School, her vocation was that of homemaker (in the true and full sense of that word), as she and John Miller shared 30 years of life together. She was a lifelong resident of the Clinton area until moving to Decatur, Arkansas, eight years ago. For Elaine, her family was very important. Even through her illness, she continued caring for her husband, children, grandchildren, parents and wider family. People were of utmost importance to her and she was always concerned about others; which means that she had a lot of friends, and recognized the nourishing value in friendship in our lives. She is survived by her husband, John Miller of the home; one son, Paul Miller, Decatur, Arkansas; one daughter, Stacey Willcockson, Sullivan, Indiana; her parents, Lee Roy and Doris Dalton, Deepwater; two brothers, Roy Dalton, Wheatland and Roger Dalton, Calhoun; three sisters, Joy Van Oster, Decatur, Arkansas, Kathy Jamsek, Hutchinson, Kansas, Eileen Millam, Clinton, and two grandchildren, Cody and Kaylee; also 33 nieces and nephews. Funeral services were Wednesday, January 25, at the Consalus Chapel in Clinton. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

MILLER, Dorothy May VICKERS
1925-2005
White Oak Cemetery, Walker Twp, Henry Co, MO
Appleton City MO - Dorothy May Vickers was born July 24, 1925 in Hiattville, Kansas to Jessie Belle and Viola Mae (Smith) Vickers. Her father was a Methodist minister and died when she was only six months old. After his death her mother brought her family back to the Butler area to raise the children around their grandparents. Dorothy grew up in the Butler, Missouri area, attended and graduated from high school there where she met and married Clifford Miller. They were married for 45 years. They then lived mostly in the Montrose, Appleton City and Rockville areas. She spent many hours sewing dish towels and quilt blocks. She worked at the sewing factory in Appleton City for many years. Dorothy was so well known for her quick wit and funny comebacks to anything you said to her. She made the best of her life and never complained. Her family was her main focus and she spent many hours babysitting grandchildren. She knew every nursery rhyme by memory and would sit and recite them to her grandkids by the hour. As Dorothy's health failed she moved to the Appleton City Manor Nursing Home where she had spent the last several years of her life in the loving care of the staff. Dorothy was preceded in death by her father Jessie Belle Vickers; her mother Viola Mae (Smith) Vickers; her brother Arley Dean Vickers and a daughter Judith Ann Miller in 1961. Survivors include two sisters, Ruth Arnold of Butler, Missouri and Velma Peterson of Stockton, California; her children, Pat and husband Charlie Anderson, Chris and husband Ron Souza all of Appleton City, Missouri, Cliff Miller, Jr. and Patti McShane of Napa, California, Bob Miller and wife Debbie of Collins, Missouri, and Elaine and husband Mike Moore of Urich, Missouri; 16 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews who loved Aunt Dorothy. Dorothy was a loving mother and grandmother and will be missed by all. Funeral services were Saturday, July 9, at Hill & Son Funeral Home, Appleton City, with burial in White Oak Cemetery, Piper.

MILLER, Earl Edward Jr.
1974-2003
Clintonville Cemetery, El Dorado Springs, Cedar Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Mar 18 2003 - Earl Edward Miller, Jr., 28, ElDorado Springs and formerly of Windsor, died Thursday, March 13, 2003, at his home. He was born December 19, 1974, the son of the late Earl Edward Miller Sr. and Carol Jane (Phifer) Miller. On January 7, 1994, he married Amy Culbertson. Amy and Earl lived in the Windsor-Sedalia area most of their married life where he worked as an independent carpet layer. The past two years he lived in ElDorado Springs and was employed by ElDorado Floor Covering. As a child he attended the Windsor Assembly of God Church, was a member of the Royal Rangers organization of the church. He was a member of the Bethel Free Will Baptist Church in ElDorado Springs. He is survived by his wife, Amy; two sons, Caleb Jordan and Omaha James Miller and a daughter, Season Janell, all of the home; his stepfather and mother, Larry and Jane Rodewald, Windsor; three brothers, Eric Daniel Miller, stationed in Baumgarden, Germany, Daniel William Beyer, Sedalia, and Michael Patrick Beyer, Windsor; three sisters, Diana Marie Motley, Denise Adele Mayes and Deborah Len Greenway, all of Sedalia; two stepbrothers, Steve and Steward Kimbrell; paternal grandfather, Wayne Miller, Windsor; numerous nieces and nephews and many friends. He was preceded in death by his father, Earl Miller Sr., in 1982; maternal grandparents, Leonard and Alma Lee Phifer; his paternal grandmother, Dovie Miller, and an aunt, Joyce Brewington. Funeral services were Sunday, March 16, at the Hackleman Chapel. Burial was in the Clintonville Cemetery, ElDorado Springs.

MILLER, Edna Sue
1941-2000
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Edna Sue Miller, 59, died October 22, 2000 at Golden Valley Hospital. There will be no memorial services. Se is survived by mother, Freda Rogers, Clinton; two daughters, Brenda Miller of Magalia, California, and Kimberli Miller of Mesa, Arizona; two sisters, Georgia King of Lakeland, Tennessee, and Ruby Lee of Clinton; and four grandchildren.

MILLER, Elizabeth Jane "Betty" HIGHTOWER HARVEY
1921-2004
Englewood Cemetery (M), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Nov 9 2004 - Elizabeth Jane "Betty" Harvey, 83, Clinton, died Tuesday, October 19, 2004, at St. John's Mercy Hospital, Washington, Missouri. She was born January 21, 1921, in Kansas City, to Delbert and Ina May (Coon) Hightower. Betty's mother, Ina May, died when Betty was only two-years-old. Her father later married Minnie B. Hightower, so Betty was raised by her loving father and stepmother Minnie. They moved to Clinton in Betty's early childhood where she attended the Clinton schools. In 1939 she married Wm. Harvey of Clinton. To this union three children were born, Robert, Sharon and Billie Harvey. She later married Thomas Miller Sr. and to this union seven children were born, Carolyn, Thomas Jr., Ronnie, Sondra, Beverly, Patty and Jere. Betty was preceded in death by her mother, father and stepmother; three sons, Robert, Billie and Ronnie; one daughter Sondra; three brothers, Richard, David and Walter Hightower; one stepbrother, Charles Hassett. She is survived by one son, Thomas Miller and his wife Jane, Bakersfield, California; five daughters, Sharon Clay and her husband Henry, Clinton, Carolyn Burris, Warrensburg, Beverly Corum and her husband Larry, Clinton, Patty Grafrath and her husband Jim, Marthasville, and Jere Robinson and her husband Ray, Farmsville, California; eight grandchildren, Rodney Harvey, Springfield, Donald Keller Jr. and John Keller Sr., both of Knob Noster, Melissa Wilfong and April Corum, both of Clinton, Angie Berry, Farmsville, California, and David and Travis Grafrath, Marthasville, as well as six great-grandchildren, Brittney, Kyler, Brooklyn, Maddelyn, Kasey and John Jr. Graveside services and burial were held at Englewood Cemetery, Clinton, Saturday, October 23.

MILLER, Ella May Ruth DeLOZIER
1913-1999
Englewood Cemetery (M), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Oct 22 1999 - Ella May Ruth DeLozier Miller, daughter of William Edward and Ella Martin DeLozier, was born January 5, 1913, in Roseland, and died Friday, October 15, 1999, at St. Joseph Health Center, Kansas City. Ruth started school at Roseland and moved to Rockville and Clinton where she graduated from Clinton High School. She was united in marriage to Fredric W. Miller on April 11, 1936, and to this union two children were born, Janice Ruth Miller and Daniel Wesley Miller. Ruth spent most of her life in Missouri, spending a brief period in California. She joined the First Baptist Church of Clinton and became a member of the Ruskin Heights Baptist Church in 1960 when she and Fredric moved to Kansas City. She was preceded in death by her parents; her daughter, Janice, who died June 21, 1983, and her husband, Fred, who died March 19, 1987. Three brothers Wendell, Theodore and Lewis, also preceded her in death. She is survived by her son, Daniel W. Miller and wife, Beverly, of the home; one brother, Martin DeLozier and wife, Dorothy, Harrisonville; two sisters, Mary Miller of Shawnee Kansas, and Dorothy Salmons of Fairbault, Minnesota, as well as three grandsons, Greg Casady of Avon, Colorado, Mike Casady of Independence, and Bryan Miller of Kentucky, and three great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the Vansant-Mills Chapel on Tuesday, October 19. Burial was in the Englewood Cemetery.

MILLER, Fannie W.
1885-1914
Bear Creek Cemetery, Bear Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Montrose Recorder, Dec 11 1914 - Mrs. Fannie Miller, wife of Julian Miller, died at her home northeast of town Wednesday, Dec. 2, after a two weeks illness. Funeral services were held at Bear Creek church Friday afternoon and burial was at Bear Creek cemetery. Deceased was 29 years of age and was born in LaDue. She grew to womanhood in this community and had scores of friends who extend the bereaved ones their sincere sympathy. She leaves a husband one son and numerous other relatives. The Recorder extends sympathy to the bereaved ones in this their sad hour.

MILLER, Forrest L.
1935-2013
Laurel Oak Cemetery (M), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Forrest L. Miller, 78, of Windsor, Missouri, died Thursday evening, August 8, 2013, at the Windsor Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, Windsor. He was born March 14, 1935, in Warrensburg, Mo., the son of Forrest Offield Miller and Ella Lee (Allen) Miller. On January 7, 1955, in Leeton, Mo., he married Marie Gee and they were the parents of 2 children. Mr. Miller served his country as a member of the United States Army Reserves and later worked as a carpenter, in the Kansas City area for many years working for the United Brotherhood of Carpenters, Union Local 0777, Harrisionville. He was also a member of the Windsor American Legion Post 82. Survivors include a son, Clifford L. Miller and his wife Susan, Windsor, Mo.; 4 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; 2 brothers, Dale Miller and his wife Sharon, Windsor, Mo.; and Curtis Miller and his wife Sandy, Independence, Mo.; and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Susan Marie; a brother, Ted Miller and a sister, Ella Fern Howery. Funeral services will be Tuesday, August 13, 2013, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial will be in the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

MILLER, Forrest Offield
1913-2002
Laurel Oak Cemetery (M), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jul 18 2002 - Forrest O. Miller, 89, Windsor, died Wednesday morning, July 17, 2002, at Westwood Nursing Home, Clinton. He was born June 6, 1913 in Green Ridge, the son of Charles Alexander Miller and Mary Leona (Offield) Miller. On June 14, 1932, in Sedalia, he married Ella Lee Allen, who died March 17, 1995. He was a farmer and a member of the El Dorado Methodist Church, near Windsor. Survivors include four sons, Forrest Lee Miller and his wife Marie, Windsor, Charles Edwin Miller, St. Joseph, Curtis Earl Miller and his wife Sandy, Independence, George Dale Miller and his wife Sharon, Windsor; three brothers, Leo Miller, Sedalia, Freddie Miller, Warrensburg, Earl Miller, LaHarbour, California; 18 grandchildren, 43 great-grandchildren, 15 great-great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Ella Fern Howery; four sisters, Mary, Minnie, Lena and Leola, and two brothers, Charles and Estel. Funeral services will be Saturday, July 20, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial will be in the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

MILLER, Gerald L.
1946-2000
Lincoln Cemetery, Lincoln, Benton Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Sep 19 2000 - Gerald L. Miller, 54, Lincoln, Mo. died Sunday evening, September 17, 2000, at the University of Missouri Medical Center in Columbia, Mo. He was born in Clinton, Mo. on March 17, 1946, the son of Milton and Juanita Pearl Gordon Miller. He grew up in Henry and Benton counties. He lived in numerous locations in and out of Missouri, working as a general laborer serving in many ways for many people. About 10 years ago he came to live in Lincoln. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Lincoln, Mo. He was preceded in death by one brother; Walter Richard Miller, who died as an infant; and his mother, Juanita Miller, who died in 1981. He is survived by his father, Milton Miller of Clinton; four brothers, Michael Miller of Clinton, Kenny Miller of Osceola, Mo., Rick Miller of Independence, Mo., and David Miller of Windsor, Mo.; Five sisters, Joyce Gilliland of Ludlow, Linda Browning of Lincoln, Rebecca Thompson of Clinton, Christine Foster, also of Clinton,, and Teresa Miller of Marshall, Mo. He also leaves several cousins, nieces and nephews, other relatives and many friends. Graveside funeral services and burial were held Wednesday, September 20, 2000 at the Lincoln Cemetery in Lincoln, Mo.

MILLER, Gladys HICKS
1912-2007
Laurel Oak Cemetery (M), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jul 13 2007 - Gladys Miller, 94, Independence, died Thursday, July 27, 2007, at the Rosewood Health Center, Independence. She was born August 24, 1912, in Bowen, the daughter of Henry Sherman Hicks and Joella Maude (Settles) Hicks. On September 17, 1928, in Sedalia, she married Lyle Burton Miller, who died September 3, 1970. Mrs. Miller was a homemaker and had worked at Sears in Kansas City for 25 years, before retiring in 1978. Survivors include numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a son, Jack Miller, and 11 brothers and sisters. Funeral services will be Saturday, July 14, at Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial will be in Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

MILLER, Gladys Irene ROTHENBERGER
1923-2012
Laurel Oak Cemetery (M), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Gladys Irene Miller, 88, of Springfield, Missouri, a long-time resident of Windsor, Mo., went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday morning, February 1, 2012, at Christian Health Care, Springfield, Mo. She was born on May 24, 1923, in Osborne, Kansas, the daughter of Paul Mark Rothenberger and Irma Ida (Westphall) Rothenberger. On March 16, 1947, in Windsor, Mo., she married Wilford A. Miller, who preceded her in death on August 3, 2010 after 63 years of marriage. Gladys was a homemaker and a farmer's wife, working right alongside Wilford on the family farm for many years. Her life revolved around her family, church, beloved farm and her music. She was involved in the church in many ways including Sunday School teacher, Bible school, church treasurer and a music leader at Harmony Baptist Church, rural Windsor, for many years. Gladys lived a purposeful life, touching many lives. Her laugh, smile, easy wit and her caring and sincere heart were one of a kind. Her church and music gave her great joy. She will be dearly missed by her family and friends. She was a member of the First Baptist Church, Windsor. Survivors include 2 daughters, Bonnie Johnson and her husband Dan, Springfield, Mo.; and Carolyn Dotson and her husband Steve, Washington, Mo.; 2 granddaughters, and one grandson, Caleb and his fiancé Lindsay; 5 great-grandchildren, including 5 year old "Charmer" Benjamin. In addition to her parents and beloved husband, she was preceded in death by 3 brothers, Lee Rothenberger, Leslie Rothenberger and Marvin Rothenberger and a sister, Viola Young. Funeral services will be Saturday, February 4, 2012, at the First Baptist Church, Windsor. Burial will be in the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

MILLER, Glenn Redford
1921-1995
Urich Cemetery, Bogard Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Glenn Redford Miller was born June 29, 1921, in Urich, the son of George Ernest and Vergie A. (Redford) Miller. He died Saturday, July 15, 1995, at the Baptist Medical Center in Kansas City at the age of 74. Glenn was a veteran of the United States Army, serving his country during World War II. He was united in marriage to Donna Rogers on June 5, 1967, in Warsaw. He was a lifelong resident of Urich. He worked as a civil engineer at the Whiteman Air Force Base for 25 years, retiring in 1986. He was a member of the Urich Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife, Donna, of the home; two sons, Bruce Miller, Urich, and David G. Miller, Butler; three daughters, April Miller, Clinton, Jennie Miller, Ft. Louis, Washington, Melody Miller, Urich, and one granddaughter, Sheraden Miller, Clinton. He was preceded in death by one sister, Freda Pratt, and one brother, Charles Miller. Graveside services were Tuesday, July 18, at Urich Cemetery.

MILLER, Hattie Ann KERNS
1907-1994
Englewood Cemetery (M), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Hattie Ann Miller, daughter of George A. and Mary E. Herring Kerns was born June 11, 1907, in Gower and passed away August 20, 1994, at Westwood Nursing Home in Clinton at the age of 87 years. She was married to Walter R. Miller in 1925 at St. Joseph and to this union six children were born, Walt, Sue, Kenny, Mary, Pat and Betty. They lived in Bel Gardens, Ca., and St. Joseph before she moved to Clinton 35 years ago. She was a nurse aid for the General Hospital, Kline Nursing Home and the Wetzel Hospital until she retired in 1971. She attended the First Assembly of God Church of Clinton. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Walter, in 1953; five children, Walt in 1986, Sue in 1987, Kenny in 1989, Mary in 1990, and Pat in 1994, as well as two sisters and three brothers. She is survived by one daughter, Betty Stromberg, Clinton; one brother, Ralph Kerns, Spanish Fork, Ut.; 20 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaughter. Funeral services were held at the Vansant-Mills Chapel Tuesday, August 23, 1994. Burial was in the Englewood Cemetery.

MILLER, Hobert Dean
1935-2005
Johnstown Cemetery, Johnstown, Bates Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Sep 21 2005 - Hobert Dean Miller, Urich, was born March 22, 1935, in Garden City, the son of George Bernard and Zoma Linnia (Williams) Miller. After fighting a long illness, he departed this life Monday, September 12, 2005, at Golden Valley Hospital, Clinton, at the age of 70 years, five months and 20 days. On July 22, 1957, Hobert was united in marriage to Mae Evelyn Copeland in Harrisonville. Hobert lived around Garden City and Urich most of his life, except for five years he had lived in California, where he worked in a cannery. He was a farmer and dairyman most of his life. Hobert was also employed in the maintenance department at General Motors-Leeds Plant, Kansas City, until his retirement July 1, 1990. He was a member of the cove Creek Christian Church, near Urich, UAW Local #93, Kansas City. Hobert enjoyed hunting and fishing and his greatest pleasure was teaching his grand kids how to hunt and made sure they had good guns, good fishing gear and a good place to hunt and fish. Hobert and his family were known as the Bates County River Rats. He was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife Mae Miller of the home; three sons, Rickey Miller and Billy Miller and wife Brenda, all of Urich, and Jason Miller and fiancee, Crystal, East Lynne; one daughter, Debby Miller, Garden City; five grandchildren, Brandon, Michael, Richard, Angie and Cody; two great-grandsons, Payton and Brice; one brother, Forrest Miller, Garden City; other relatives and many friends. Funeral services were Friday, September 16, at Dickey Funeral Home, Garden City. Burial was in Johnstown Cemetery, near Montrose.

MILLER, Isaac M. Dr.
1856-1905
Bear Creek Cemetery, Bear Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Missouri, Apr 22 1905 - Dr. I. M. Miller expired Monday morning, April 17, after a protracted illness from heart and stomach trouble. He was a manly man, a wise physician, a considerate friend and neighbor. He had recently been baptized and made a full confession of faith, dying a child of God. The heart of this community goes out to the dear one who remains. He was a native of Missouri, of Kentucky parentage and ancient Scotch descent, and had practiced medicine in Ladue and vicinity from early manhood to a few months ago. He stayed too long in harness, a martyr to that he thought his duty. Interment at Bear Creek. He had expressed a desire that no hearse should be used or pomp displayed, so the remains were carried to the church from the home of his father-in-law Oliver Crissman, in a spring wagon, and borne from thence to its last resting place by the hands of those he loved. He was 48 years old.

MILLER, Isaac Wilbert "Bert"
1878-1956
Bear Creek Cemetery, Bear Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
The Clinton Eye, Clinton MO, Thursday, Jan 24 1956 - Bert Miller of LaDue, who had been at Clinton General Hospital since Jan. 4, ill with a complication of his years, died there Sunday, Jan. 22. His wife and daughter, Mrs. Dehn Batschelett, spent much time at his bedside. Isaac Wilbert Miller, who was known to friends and family alike as "Bert," was born in Saline County June 8, 1878, one of seven children of Julian K and Mary Kelly Miller. He was brought up in Morgan County, near Glensted, where he attended the rural schools and did some farming as a young man. Jan. 12, 1904, he was married to Myrtle Lou Hunter and they made their first home in LaDue, Mo., where he was working on the MK&T section. He then went to Sedalia where he was with the Missouri Pacific shops; however, after the strike of 1922, he left the railroad and was associated for a number of years with the Missouri Egg and Poultry Company and then with the City Street Commission until his retirement from active life in 1950. Surviving this good man, whose fine life and staunch loyalties made him a person his family respected so highly, are the wife and daughter, Mrs. Batschelett, above mentioned; the son, Clifford Miller of Kansas City; four grandchildren; and two sisters, Mrs. W. S. Groves and Mrs. Anna Cooper of LaDue. Funeral services will be Wednesday, Jan. 25, at the LaDue Methodist Church and burial will follow at the Bear Creek Cemetery.

MILLER, Jackie Jean
1943-2008
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Oct 6 2008 - Jackie Jean Miller, 65, Harrisonville, died Saturday, Oct. 4, 2008, at her home in Harrisonville. Memorial services will be Thursday, Oct. 9, at the First Baptist Church of Garden City. She was born July 14, 1943, in Norfolk, Virginia. She was an office manager. She is survived by 11 grandchildren, one great-grandson, sister Sharon Sidwell and husband, Garden City; one brother Harry F. Miller, Pleasant Hill; four daughters, Jeanne Naylor and husband Robert, Harrisonville, Anna Naylor and husband William, Grain Valley, Cathy S. Thomas-Pirtle, Harrisonville and Connie L. Harris and husband John, Urich.

MILLER, Jeremiah David
1993-1993
Englewood Cemetery (M), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Jeremiah David Miller, infant son of David and Teresa Miller, died Monday, March 29, 1993, at children's Mercy Hospital in Kanas City. He is survived by paternal grandparents, Milton and Faye Miller of Lincoln; his maternal grandfather, Hershel Foster of Sedalia; his maternal grandmother, Imodean Harness of Windsor; a sister, Jennifer Miller and a half-brother, Seth Bushman, both of the home at 603 West Clover Street. Funeral services will be Friday at the Consalus Chapel. Burial will be in Englewood.

MILLER, Jerry Don
1935-2006
Appleton City Cemetery, Appleton City, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Aug 4 2006 - Jerry Don Miller, age 70, the son of John A. and Zelma L. (Turner) Miller, was born in Wichita, Kansas December 21, 1935. He departed this life August 2, 2006 at St. Luke’s Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri. Jerry lived in the Kansas City, Missouri area until age six, moving briefly to Baraboo, Wisconsin, then to Liberty, Missouri, where he grew up working on a farm just outside of town. Following graduation from Liberty High School Jerry attended Stevenson Automotive School in Kansas City, Missouri. He moved to Gladstone, Missouri before settling in Appleton City, Missouri in 1968. Mr. Miller had served as a volunteer on the Gladstone and Appleton City Fire Department. On September 30, 1972 Jerry and Kathryn C. Meyers were united in marriage at the First Christian Church in Appleton City, Missouri and to this union two sons were born. Jerry was employed as a mechanic at Barrows Chevrolet, later working for the Appleton City Water Department and finally he worked for Tracker Boats until his health failed. Jerry was a true family man lovingly caring for his wife and family throughout his life. He had been an Eagle Scout while growing up and he carried those values into his everyday life. Jerry was a member of the First Christian Church in Appleton City and served there as a deacon. He enjoyed gardening and was an avid camper and fisherman. Jerry was preceded in death by his parents. Survivors include his wife, Kathy of the home; his two sons, Chris Miller and wife Kelly of Belton, Missouri and Tim Miller of Grandview, Missouri; one sister, Sue and husband Larry Letzig; one grandson, Wyatt Miller; and one niece, Amy Letzig of Richmond, Virginia. Services will be Saturday, August 5, at the First Christian Church in Appleton City, with burial at the Appleton City Cemetery.

MILLER, John Ernest
1884-1929
Bear Creek Cemetery, Bear Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
The Clinton Eye, Clinton MO, Friday, Feb 1 1929 - John Ernest Miller was born in Glenstead, Morgan county, Mo., May 7, 1884; died January 24, 1929, being 44 years, 8 months and 20 days old. His parents moved to LaDue in 1902, and he lived here until 1911, when he went to Sedalia and married Miss May Webb and lived there until four years ago, when he went to Detroit, Mich., and went to work in Henry Ford's factory. He had been running an oil burner until just two nights before he was killed and he began running an electric crane and being new to the work and the ground being covered with sleet, his feet slipped from under him and both legs were crushed; also his chest and forehead, and he lived just three hours after the accident. He leaves to mourn a wife and four boys - Julian, 18; Wilbur, 14; Roy, 11, and Virgil, 8; also and aged mother and father, Mr. and Mrs. J. K. Miller, of near LaDue, and two sisters - Miss Anna, at home, and Mrs. W.S. Groves, of LaDue, and a brother, Bert, in Sedalia, besides hosts of other relatives and friends. His body was brought back to LaDue last Saturday, and he was buried in Bear Creek cemetery Sunday beside the body of his infant daughter, who died ten years ago, and also his sister, who died several years ago.

MILLER, Jonathan
1818-1891
Urich Cemetery, Bogard Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Jan 24 1891 - Jonathan Miller, an old and highly respected resident of Urich, has passed away. He was the father of Mrs. Dr. John Powers and the Miller boys, merchants of Urich.

MILLER, Joshua Tanner
1992-1993
Maplewood & Brownington Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Joshua Tanner Miller, son of James LeRoy and Juanita Marie Miller, Harrisonville, was born December 12, 1992, at St. Luke's Hospital in Kansas City, and died March 12, 1993, at the Golden Valley Memorial Hospital in Clinton at the age of three months. He is survived by his parents and one brother James LeRoy Miller Jr. (Jim Bob), of the home; maternal grandparents, George and Bonnie Moore, Deepwater; paternal grandparents, Henry and Judy Bridges, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and Wilford LeRoy Miller, Salina, Oklahoma; maternal great-grandfather George C. Moore, Biloxi, Mississippi, and paternal great-grandparents Wilma Hendrickson, Independence and Ethel Baldwin, Salina, Oklahoma. Funeral services were held at the Vansant-Mills Funeral Home Monday, March 15, 1993. Burial was held at the Maplewood Cemetery, Brownington.

MILLER, Juanita Pearl GORDON
1925-1981
Englewood Cemetery (M), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Democrat, Thursday Jul 23 1981 - Juanita Pearl Miller, 56, Route One, Lincoln, died at Research Hospital in Kansas City Wednesday, July 22. She is survived by her husband, Milton, of the home; five sons, Mike of Clinton, Gearld of Kansas City, Kenneth of Clinton, Ricky of Kansas City, Kansas and David of Fort Lewis, Washington; five daughters, Joyce Miller of Sedalia, Linda Browning of Lincoln, Rebecca Thompson of Sparta, Anita Edison of Lincoln and Teresa Miller of Lincoln; one brother, Roy J. Gordon of Kansas City; two sisters, Francis Williamson of Nixa and Judy Brown of Raytown; 14 grandchildren. Funeral services will be Saturday at Consalus Funeral Home with burial in Englewood. Mrs. Miller was the former Juanita Gordon and she was raised in the Clinton area. she was a daughter of Roy Elmo Gordon and Emma Frances Julian Gordon.

MILLER, Judith Ann
1942-1961
White Oak Cemetery, Walker Twp, Henry Co, MO
Urich-Montrose Herald Tidings, Aug 4 1961 - Last rites for Judith Ann Miller, 18, of near Montrose, fatally injured in a car accident July 19, near Marrero, La., were conducted July 25, at White Oak Methodist Church. Interment was in White Oak Cemetery. Judith Ann Miller was born Nov. 19, 1942, at Butler, Mo., the eldest of six children of Clifford and Dorothy Vickers Miller. For more than a year she had been employed in Kansas City until about five weeks prior to her death when she moved to Marrero, Ka., where she was employed. She was a member of the Butler Presbyterian Church. Miss Miller succumbed about 3:30 a.m., July 20, at West Jefferson Hospital, Marrero, La., the morning after the accident. Besides her parents she leaves three sisters, Patty, Christine and Janice Elaine and two brothers, Henry Clifford, Jr., and Bobby Dale, all of the home; her maternal grandmother, Mrs. Viola Vickers, and paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Steve Ramelia, a number of other relatives and many friends.

MILLER, Julian K.
1856-1940
Bear Creek Cemetery, Bear Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
The Clinton Eye, Clinton MO, Thursday, Apr 25 1940 - J. K. Miller died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Harden Cooper, west of Clinton, about 5:00 p.m. Thursday, April 18, 1940, after a few days' illness with pneumonia. He had been in failing health for some time and he and his wife, who is not critically ill also at the Cooper home, moved to the latter home several months ago where they were devotedly cared for by Mrs. Cooper and another daughter, Mrs. W.S. Groves of LaDue. Julian K Miller was born February 2, 1856, in Jackson County. August 19, 1877, he was united in marriage to Mary Louisa Kelly and to this union were born eight children, three of whom survive and in addition to the two above named daughters, and his wife, is one son, Isaac Wilbert Miller of Sedalia. He also leaves 10 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, two half-brothers and one half-sister. Mr. Miller and family came to Henry county in 1902, living on a farm southwest of LaDue until ill health forced him to retire from active work. After this he and his wife lived for some time in LaDue where, happy in their small home, the joys of their sweet companionship of 63 years of wedded life together, were lived again in retrospection. Mr. Miller was converted and united with the Brethren Church 52 years ago, and since had been a faithful member, serving many years as a deacon of his church. He was genial and a favorite of young and old as he extended a warm hospitable welcome to all who entered his home and was ever ready with a jovial word or, if possible, to do some kindness. Funeral services were conducted at the Bear Creek Church on Sunday. Burial was at the Bear Creek cemetery, across the road from the church under the direction of Howard Vansant Funeral Service.

MILLER, Larry
1945-2006
Laurel Oak Cemetery (M), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Mar 20 2006 - Larry Miller, 61, of Windsor, Missouri died, Saturday evening, March 18, 2006, at the Windsor Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, Windsor, Mo. He was born January 29, 1945 in Windsor, Mo., the son of Albert J. Miller and Gladys Fern (Christian) Miller. On October 21, 1978 in Kansas City, Mo., he married Deborah Wynn Cecil, who survives of the home. He was owner and operator of Larry's Barber Shop in Windsor, for 20 years. He had also barbered in Concordia, Sweet Springs, and Warrensburg. He was a member of the New Life Miracle Center Church, near Clinton, and was a past member of Windsor IOOF. Lodge 87. In addition to his wife, Larry is survived by 4 sons, Lawrence Christian "Chris" Miller and his wife Cheryl, Windsor, Mo., Jeffrey David Stewart and his wife Brenda, Omaha, Nebraska, Eric Shane Stewart and his wife Stacey, Windsor, Mo., Shannon Jade Miller and his wife Dianna, Clinton, Mo.; 2 daughters, Michelle Renee Hunt and her husband Calvin, Warrensburg, Mo. and Kimberly Shay Miller, Clinton, Mo.; 13 grandchildren; a great-grandson; 2 brothers, David Clayton Miller, Springfield, Mo., Russell Owen Miller, San Francisco, California; 2 sisters, Marjorie Ann Ferguson and Linda Rose Pittman, both of Windsor, Mo.; an aunt, Jessie Mae Christian, Windsor, Mo.; and numerous beloved nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a brother Albert Keith Miller. Funeral services will be Wednesday, March 22, 2006, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial will be at the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

MILLER, Larry Gene Jr.
1959-2007
Englewood Cemetery (M), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, May 25 2007 - Larry Gene Miller Jr. aka "Rebel", 47, Clinton, died Saturday, May 19, 2007, near Warsaw, in a tragic accident. Memorial services were Thursday, May 24, at Vansant-Mills Chapel, Clinton, with burial in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton. Larry was born September 11, 1959, in Kansas City, and grew up in Belton. After graduating from Belton High School he enlisted in the United States Army and served in Italy for the next three years. After returning home he married Vikki Oman in Kansas City and they moved to the Clinton area. He worked a number of years for Hilty Quarries as a foreman. In 2003 he started working for the federal government. After attending school in West Virginia, he taught mine inspection and traveled all over the United States teaching seminars. He was stationed in Topeka, Kansas. He was converted and baptized in the Belton Baptist Church when he was a young man. He was a member of the Clinton Elks Lodge, the American Legion in Clinton and was a member of the Wingmen Motorcycle Club of Devils Elbow, Missouri. Larry and his father were avid deer hunters. They always looked forward to the season for their special time together and his mother and wife often accompanied them. Besides his family, Larry loved to ride his motorcycle and go out on the lake with his wife on their boat. Anyone who ever met Larry Jr. knew he was a special man who touched people in many ways. He will be missed. He is survived by h is wife Vikki of the home; his parents, Larry and Carol Miller of Clinton; two sisters, Christian Miller and companion, John Kotalik, Bates City, and Teresa Schmidt and husband Phillip (Pete) of North Kansas City; his grandmother Ina Julian of Clinton; four nephews, Gary Allen, Adam Gene, Kurtis Julian and Travis Joe; one niece, Stacy ann. These children were Larry Jr. and Vikki's pride and joy. He is also survived by three uncles, Skip Miller, Gary Miller and Mike Julian, and two aunts, Debra Landrath and Jean Julian Hedges, as well as several cousins and many close friends.

MILLER, Lawrence E. "Butch"
1946-2003
Appleton City Cemetery, Appleton City, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, May 2 2003 - Lawrence E. "Butch" Miller, 56, Appleton City, died Wednesday, April 30, 2003, at Ellett Memorial Hospital, Appleton City. He is survived by his wife, Marilyn Miller, of the home; one son, Scott Miller, Fort Worth, Texas; one sister, Margaret Dealy, Oceanside, California; two brothers, Tom Miller, Bristow, Oklahoma, and Lenny Miller, Riverside; one stepdaughter Tammy Burchett, Schell City; one stepson, Tony Bales, Lee's Summit. Funeral services will be Saturday, May 3, at Hill & Son Funeral Home, Appleton City, with burial in Appleton City Cemetery.

MILLER, Lee Merlyn
1948-1997
Ionia Christian Cemetery, Ionia, Benton Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Lee Merlyn Miller, 48, Windsor, died late Tuesday evening, September 2 1997, at his home in Windsor. He was born December 4, 1948, in Independence, the son of Merlyn R. Miller and Nellie Lee (Christian) Miller. Mr. Miller was a member of the Windsor United Methodist Church, a Navy veteran of the Vietnam War where he was awarded the National Defense Service Medal, Navy Unit Commendation and the Vietnam Service Medal with Bronze Star. He as a member of the Disabled Veterans and the VFW, Kansas City. Survivors include his parents of Windsor; a daughter, Ginger Miller, Windsor, and a son, Paul Hines, Clinton. Funeral services will be Friday, September 5, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial will be in the Christian Cemetery in Ionia.

MILLER, Lloyd V. "Bud"
1925-2009
Mineral Creek Cemetery, Leeton, Johnson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jun 3 2009 - Lloyd V. "Bud" Miller, 84, Leeton, died Tuesday, June 2, 2009, at the Missouri Veterans Home of Warrensburg. He was born on Feb. 7, 1925, in Benton County, near Windsor, the son of Chester and Martha F. (Swearngin) Miller. On March 18, 1966, he was united in marriage to Billy Irene Stout in Leeton. She preceded him in death on Dec. 1, 2007. Bud attended school at Calhoun High School and attended electrical school while in the Navy. He was a World War II Veteran serving in the United States Navy from July 1943 to April 1946 on the USS Clear and USS Sarsi. He received the American Area Victory medal and Asiatic Pacific Point System Discharge. But had worked at International Shoe Company in Windsor and was the union steward. He was also a member of the Leeton Christian Church where he had served as an elder and a deacon. Bud was a member of the I.O.O.F. Lodge of Windsor. Survivors include a daughter, Linda Moore; a son Edward Underwood, both of Leeton; two sisters, Sharon Dillon and Radonna Biles, both of Clinton; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. He was also preceded in death by his parents; infant son, Randy Lee Underwood in 1958; a sister, Peggy Lou Evans, and two brothers, Gene and Fred Miller. Funeral services will be held Saturday, June 6, at the Leeton Christian Church. Burial will be in Mineral Creek Cemetery.

MILLER, Lula Irene HART
1913-2005
Urich Cemetery, Bogard Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Oct 7 2005 - Lula Irene Miller was born September 14, 1913, in Urich, daughter of Ashael and Mary Odessa McCool Hart. She died Tuesday, September 20, 2005, at Golden Valley Hospital. Lula was raised in the White Oak community and worked at Lake City and the Garden City sewing factory. She married Charles Miller in 1935 and to this union three children were born. Charles died in April 1976. She broke her hip in 2000 and was not able to live alone and had spent the last five years at Clinton Healthcare and Rehabilitation center. She enjoyed quilting and gave many quilts to her children and grandchildren. She made lap robes for the VA Hospital. She liked to work in her flower garden and playing Bingo at the rest home. Preceding her in death along with her husband Charles, are her parents, three brothers, Uel Hart, Wilbur Hart and Roy Hart. Survivors include one son, Wilbur Lee Miller and wife Betty, Urich; two daughters, Wannetta Stewart, Urich, Ann Rogers and husband Clayton, Clinton; one brother, Arthur Lee Hart and wife Marian, Grand Junction, Colorado; two sisters Alice Harms, Grand Junction, Colorado, and Laura Ellen Blew, Kansas City; eight grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; one sister-in-law, Margie Hart, Montrose; plus many nieces and nephews and a lot of friends. Graveside memorial services were held September 24, at Urich Cemetery.

MILLER, Lula V. SIGLER
1870-1961
Urich Cemetery, Bogard Twp, Henry Co, MO
Urich-Montrose Herald Tidings, Aug 4 1961 - Mrs. W. C. Miller Rites July 30 - Last rites for Mrs. W. C. Miller, 91, Urich, who died July 27, 1961, at Clinton General Hospital where she had been a patient since April 25, were held July 30, at the Urich Christian Church. Burial was in Urich Cemetery. Lula V. Sigler was born Jan. 21, 1870, at Keosauqua, Ia., the daughter of Andrew and Emily Sigler. On Jan. 29, 1890, she married William Craig Miller who had farmed and also had operated a restaurant in Urich. He died May 6, 1943. Mrs. Miller is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Oledia Long; a son, Dr. Don Miller, Urich; a grandson, William T. Miller, and three great-grandchildren, Thomas Lee, Sue and Cindy Miller, Franklin, Tenn. A son, Emmett E. Miller preceded her in death last July 18.

MILLER, Margaret Ann "Peggy" WORLAND
1922-1995
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Margaret Ann Worland was born June 13, 1922 in Kansas City, the daughter of Harry K. and Bernice (Nelson) Worland. She died Saturday, June 10, 1995, at the Westwood Nursing Center at the age of 72. Margaret Ann, known as "Peggy," was married to Clifford D. Miller on February 13, 1948, in Kansas City. She was a homemaker and an associate member of the Assembly of God Church in Clinton. Mrs. Miller is surived by her husband, Clifford D. Miller of the home; two sons, Delwin Dean Miller of Norfolk, Virginia, Clifford Dewayne Miller of Ottumwa, Iowa; four brothers-in-law, John P. Miller, Kansas City, Walter D. Miller of Montana, Arthur R. Miller of San Francisco, Ca., Dale W. Miller of Appleton City; two sisters-in-law, Clara Bernice Alonzo of California and Roberta Maxine Hatfield of Lake Lottawana; a brother, Bud Worland of Denver, Colorado, and a sister, Eileen Hoodenpyle of Springfield, and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services were Tuesday, June 13, at the Consalus Chapel, Clinton. Burial was in Clinton Memory Gardens.

MILLER, Maria L.
1858-1930
Bear Creek Cemetery, Bear Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Maria L. Miller was born Sept. 7, 1853, on a farm near Deepwater, Mo., and passed away Jan. 17, 1930, at her home in Montrose being at the time of her death 71 years, four months and 12 days old. She moved with her parents while still a child into this township, where she spent the rest of her life. She attended Missouri University, and taught school in this county for 47 years. She leaves to mourn her death, two brothers and two sisters John Miller, of Pasadena, Calif.; Dr. J. M. Miller, Miss Ellen Miller, and Mrs. Sue Vansant, all of Montrose. She had lived in this neighborhood all her life, and the large crowd which attended her funeral showed the high esteem in which she was held. Funeral services were conducted at her home in Montrose Sunday, after which the remains were laid to rest in the Bear Creek cemetery. The bereaved family has the sympathy of the entire community. Deceased started teaching at the age of 16 and attended school and taught for 47 years. She never stopped acquiring knowledge, and even after she quit teaching took extension courses from the University. She was active in the Republican party of Henry County, also in temperance work, fighting liquor always. She was a forceful woman with positive ideas. If you once met her, she could not be forgotten. She had a keen sense of humor, a quick, active mind, which made her delightful company. She was able to teach high school and grades with equal ease, but had not been teaching for several years as she had given devoted care and cheer to her sister, Miss Ellen, who was a semi-invalid, and who miss her most. She often discussed religion with her sister and was a firm believer in God, but had never made a public profession of faith. Youth has lost a real friend in the passing of Miss Miller. She knew much of life and its problems, was ever generous to a cause she loved and those dear to her, but frugal in her own living. By perseverance and hard work she had acquired comfortable competence seldom attained by a man.

MILLER, Marilew F. FIXEN
1922-2002
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Dec 31 2002 - Marilew F. Miller, 80, Boonville, died Sunday, December 29, 2002, at Four Seasons Living Center in Sedalia. A memorial service will be held Saturday, January 4, at the First Presbyterian Church in Boonville. Burial will be at St. Peter and Paul Cemetery. Arrangements by Thacher and William Wood Funeral Homes. Mrs. Miller was born March 26, 1922, in Chicago, Illinois, to Lewis M. and Marion Frederick Fixen. They preceded her in death. She married William R. Miller of Boonville in Kenosha, Wisconsin, on October 19, 1943, and he preceded her in death. She was an elder in the First Presbyterian Church and a past member of the Boonville Art League, the Boonville Community Theater and the American Kennel Club. Survivors include her son, Lewis W. Miller and his wife, Susan (Consalus) of Boonville; a sister, Barbara Malcolm of Savanah, Georgia; a grandson, Keith Miller and his wife Amy, Columbia; a granddaughter, Michelle Miller of Columbia, and a great-granddaughter, Elaine Miller of Columbia.

MILLER, Martha Frances SWEARNGIN
1905-1996
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Mrs. Martha Frances Swearngin Miller, 91, died Thursday night, December 26, 1996, at the Lincoln Community Nursing Home. She is survived by three sons, P. E. (Gene) Miller of Clinton, Lloyd V. (Bud) Miller of Leeton and Fred B. Miller of Sedalia; three daughters, Peggy L. Evans of Windsor, Katherine Raydonna Biles of Clinton and Sharon W. Dillon of Lincoln.

MILLER, Mary Ione
1913-2001
Floral Hills Cemetery, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
Clinton Daily Democrat, Feb 26 2001 - Mary Ione Miller, 88, Kansas City, died Saturday, February 24, 2001, at Park Place Care Center. Funeral services were Tuesday, at D. W. Newcomer's Sons floral Hills Chapel. Burial will be in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens. Mrs. Miller was born January 9, 1913, in Brownington. She was a member of Central Baptist Church. She was employed as cafeteria manager at Woodland School for most of her working life. She was preceded in death by her husband, Fred W. Miller in 1974, sons, Glen Ray Miller and Dale Miller, and a daughter, Sarah Ann Pennington. She is survived by her children and their spouses, Don and Gloria Miller, Grove, Oklahoma, Bennett Miller, Independence, Mary and Harry Burt, Jr., Kansas City, and Jimmie and Sharon Miller, Lee's Summit; sisters, Cora Hill, Tightwad, and Sarah Aileen Combs, Harrisonville; 16 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, six great-great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

MILLER, Mary Louise DeLOZIER
1917-2001
Tebo Church Cemetery, Leesville Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 24 2001 - Mary Louise (DeLozier) Miller, 84, Shawnee, Kansas, died Saturday, April 21, 2001, at her home. Funeral services will be Wednesday at the Amos Family Chapel of Shawnee, followed by graveside services at the Tebo Cemetery near Clinton. Mrs. Miller was born September 7, 1917, in the Clinton area, to Bill and Lucy (Martin) DeLozier. She was a waitress for many years at the Stevenson's Apple Orchrad, once serving President Truman. Mrs. Miller was preceded in death by her husband, Gordon Miller, and her daughter, (Beverly) Darlene Dyer, in 1984; also her brothers and sister, Wendell Poague, Lewis DeLozier and Ruth Miller. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Anne and Brent Horn, Shawnee, Kansas; sister, Dorothy Salmons, Farivault, Minnesota; brother, Martin Delozier, Harrisonville; three grandchildren, Rick Donnici, Andrea Dyer Woodson and Ned Dyer, and three great-grandchildren, Joshua Donnici, Meredith DeAnne Woodson and Madison Chase Woodson.

MILLER, Merle
1920-2007
Ionia Christian Cemetery, Ionia, Benton Co, MO
Merle Miller, 87, of rural Windsor, Missouri, died Sunday, September 23, 2007, at his home. He was born April 16, 1920, in Madison, Wisconsin, the son of Bert Lowell Miller and Estella Maude (Gibbs) Miller. On November 21, 1951, in Sedalia, Mo., he married Nellie Lee Christian, who preceded him in death on December 31, 2005. Mr. Miller lived in Windsor after his discharge from the United States Army Air Force in December, 1948 after serving in the Philippine Islands and the South Pacific. He raised cattle and worked as a manager for Pittsburg Corning, Sedalia, Mo., for 34 years. After his retirement he still raised cattle, which he enjoyed doing along with going to the coffee shop and listening to country music. He was a member of the Windsor United Methodist Church; Windsor Masonic Lodge #29, AF & AM; Windsor American Legion Post #82; Windsor VFW, Post #2610 and Disabled American Veterans. Survivors include 2 granddaughters, Ginger Miller, Raytown, Mo.; Tina Lane, Oak Grove, Mo.; 2 great-granddaughters, Nichole and Madison Lane; a great-grandson, Nicholas Lane; a sister, Phyllis Mickelson, Arena, Wisconsin and several nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by a son, Lee Merlyn Miller; a sister, Agatha Hansen; and two brothers, Donald and Milton Miller. Funeral services will be Wednesday, September 26, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor, Mo. Burial will be in the Christian Cemetery, Ionia, Mo.

MILLER, Minnie Ellen WESTON
1893-1993
Laurel Oak Cemetery (M), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Minnie E. Miller, 100, Windsor, died Sunday evening, June 27, at Resthaven of Windsor Nursing Home. She was born May 28, 1893 in Birmingham, England, the daughter of George Herbert Weston and Alice Burridge Weston. On December 4, 1918, in Kansas City, she married Clement George Miller, who preceded her in death May 23, 1972. Mrs. Miller was a homemaker; a member of the Order of Eastern Star, Kansas City; Windsor Garden Club, and she was an Episcopalian. Survivors include a daughter, Eileen Cisel, Windsor; a son, Clem Miller, Fairfield Bay Arkansas; a sister, May D. Brown, Windsor; three grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Graveside services will be Wednesday, June 30, 1993 at the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

MILLER, Naomi M. POWELL MALONE
1920-2003
Sunny Side Cemetery, Lincoln, Benton Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 1 2003 - Naomi M. Miller, 83, Windsor, died Friday morning, March 28, 2003, at the Windsor Health Care & Rehabilitation Center. She was born March 10, 1920, in Palo Pinto, the daughter of Claude Thomas Powell and Ollie D. (Beyer) Powell. In April 1937 she married LeRoy Junior Malone, who preceded her in death. On May 19, 1963, in Windsor, she married Spencer Leroy Miller, who died March 28, 1997. Mrs. Miller worked at the Richards Gebaur Air Force Base and the Whiteman Air Force Base for the American Armed Forces Exchange Services for over 20 years. She was a member of the First Baptist Church, Windsor, and a former member of the Board of Directors of Lenora Blackmore Public Library in Windsor. Survivors include a daughter, Pat Malone, Steilacoom, Washington; a stepson, Gary Miller, Belton; five grandchildren, Bill Barcus, Jr., Dannette Hicks, DaLisa Cannon, Daren Miller and Heather Abad; seven great-grandchildren and a nephew, Roger Powell. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a brother, Rochelle Powell. Funeral services were Tuesday, April 1, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial was in Sunny Side Cemetery, Lincoln.

MILLER, Nellie Lee CHRISTIAN
1924-2005
Ionia Christian Cemetery, Ionia, Benton Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 3 2006 - Nellie Lee Miller, 81, rural Windsor, died Saturday, December 31, 2005, at her home. She was born April 26, 1924, in Windsor, the daughter of Lura B. Christian and Lula (Smith) Christian. On November 21, 1951, in Sedalia, she married Merlyn R. Miller, who survives of the home. Mrs. Miller attended school in Benton County and lived most of her life in the Windsor area. She worked at the former Windsor International shoe Factory and Town & Country Shoe Factory in Sedalia and also was a dietitian at the former Windsor Hospital in Windsor. She was a member of the Windsor United Methodist Church. In addition to her husband, she is survived by two granddaughters, Ginger Miller, Raytown, and Tina Lane, Oak Grove; two great-granddaughters, Nichole and Madison Lane; a great-grandson, Nicholas Lane, and many other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; a son Lee Miller; a brother Lloyd Edwards, and an infant brother. Funeral services will be Wednesday, January 4, at Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial will be in Christian Cemetery, Ionia.

MILLER, Ollie Faye
1925-2007
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Nov 5 2007 - Faye Miller age 82 of Clinton, Missouri passed away Saturday, November 3, 2007 at Golden Valley Memorial Hospital Clinton. Among survivors include her husband Milton Miller of the home, one daughter Charlene Cluck of Springfield, MO and one stepson Mike Miller and wife Lois of Clinton, MO. Arrangements are pending.

MILLER, Paul Lewis "Dutch"
1921-2006
West Union Mennonite Cemetery, Parnell, Iowa Co, IA
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, May 12 2006 - Paul "Dutch" Lewis Miller was born July 7, 1921 near Kalona, Iowa, the son of Eli L. and Anna (Gingerich) Miller. He attended Boone Rural School and Sharon Township #5. On January 4, 1949 he was united in marriage to Nina Brenneman at the West Union Mennonite Church near Parnell, Iowa. Paul lived in the Kalona and Wellman communities all of his life where he farmed and drove a truck for Home Gas for 30 years before retiring in 1990. Paul and Nina wintered in Texas for many years. He was a member of the West Union Mennonite Church. He enjoyed spending time with his family and traveling. Paul died Monday, May 1, 2006, at Mercy Hospital in Iowa City following a brief illness at the age of 84 years. Paul is survived by his wife Nina of Wellman; two daughters, Alice Theiler of Clinton, Donna Steele and husband Dennis, Coralville; a granddaughter Amanda Theiler; a sister Cora Frey of Wellman and a brother Monroe Miller and wife Emma Jean, Kalona. He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Ella Miller and Nettie Schrock, and two brothers, George and Eldon. Funeral services were held Thursday, May 4, at the West Union Mennonite Church in rural Parnell. Burial was in the West Union Cemetery.

MILLER, Pearl Irene McINTYRE
1918-1972
White Oak Cemetery, Walker Twp, Henry Co, MO
Appleton City Journal, Thursday, Dec 14 1972 - Last Rites for Pearl I. Miller were held Thursday, December 7 at the Trinity United Methodist Church. Interment was in White Oak Cemetery under the direction of Eckhoff Funeral Home. Pearl Irene, oldest daughter of Charles E. and Maye McIntire, was born June 25, 1918 and departed this life Dec. 4, 1972, at the age of 54 years, 5 months, and 9 days at the Bates County Memorial Hospital, Butler, Mo. Death was attributed to cancer and although she suffered constantly and she bored the affliction bravely with very little complaint. On July 20, 1937 she was united in marriage to Lorin A. Miller and to this union four children were born. One son, Lorin Jr., died at the age of 2 1/2 years. "Pearl" or "Sally" as she was called was a loving wife and mother and was loved by all who knew her. Her life was centered around her home and she always was ready to lend a helping hand to anyone in need. Two sisters, Ruth and Mary preceded her in death. Survivors include her husband, Lorin, of the home, 2 daughters, Donna Kay also of the home, Bettie Jean Wareham, Appleton City, one son, James Lee, also of Appleton City, her parents, Charles and Mae McIntire of El Dorado Springs, five sisters, Maudie Jones, Osceola, Zella Jolliffe, Dessa Rice, Darlene Hearting, all of Appleton City, Janie Reasoner, Kansas City, four brothers, Charles McIntire of Oakridge, Oregon, Lee Roy McIntire of Milo, Mo., Clifford McIntire, Jefferson City, James Alvin McIntire, Buckner, eight grandchildren, one great-great granddaughter, a son-in-law Donald Wareham, a daughter-in-law, Sharon Miller, and a host of other relatives and friends.

MILLER, Phillip Eugene "Gene"
1923-2001
Englewood Cemetery (M), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Daily Democrat, Oct 30 2001 - Phillip Eugene "Gene" Miller was born April 19, 1923, at Ft. Lyons, son of Chester and Martha Swearngen Miller. He died October 18, 2001, at his home, at the age of 78 years, five months, 29 days. He married the former Ruby Funk at Windsor on September 23, 1945. He was a member of the Clinton United Methodist Church. He was a past member of the Clinton Kiwanis, Clinton Elks Lodge and American Legion Post 14. He was also a member of the Ground Observer Corps. He was a graduate of Calhoun High School and attended Northwest Missouri State University at Maryville. He taught school prior to World War II, then he served in the United States Navy. He worked in Civilian Conservation Corps, worked at Miller Radio and TV and was an electronics engineer for Allied Signal-Bendix Corporation. His parents and one daughter, Phyllis Tope, preceded him in death. Survivors include his wife, Ruby, of the home; one son, Allen Miller and wife, Linda, Merriam, Kansas; two granddaughters, Amanda and Jessica Miller, Merriam, Kansas, two grandsons, Jason and Adam Tope, Overland Park, Kansas; two brothers, Bud Miller, Leeton, Fred Miller, Sedalia; three sisters, Peggy Lou Evans, Windsor, RayDonna Biles, Sharon Dillon, both of Clinton along with many nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held October 20 at the Clinton United Methodist Church. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery.

MILLER, Phillip R.
1854-1931
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Calhoun MO - Another Good Citizen Passed Away, September 23 - This community received a shock last Wednesday, September 23rd, at 5 o'clock, when news was spread of the death of one of Calhoun's oldest business men, P. R. Miller, the jeweler and optometrist. He was sick only a short time. We will miss him in business, in church, on the streets and in our homes, for he was a man highly respected, kind, cheerful, and always working for the best interest of his home and community. His host of friends extend sympathy of his widow and hope her remaining days are happy among her many friends. Phillip R. Miller was born in Gatesburg, Ill., and when a young man Mr. Miller went to Nebraska, and for a number of years engaged in the mercantile business in that state. In September, 1891 he was united in marriage to Mrs. Ida Ward, and the next year these good people moved to Henry county, Missouri, and have lived in and about Calhoun since. For the past 20 years Mr. Miller has been Calhoun's only jeweler and optometrist. He has served his patrons well, always giving them their money's worth, along with his personal friendship, that made one feel like his business house was not only a business, but a home. Mr. Miller was sick only a short time, and on Wednesday at about 5 o'clock in the evening, September 23rd, he passed to his Eternal Reward. He was 77 years of age at his passing. Mr. Miller joined the Methodist church in Calhoun, 15 years ago under the Ministry of Rev. Kelly. Funeral services were conducted from the home Friday afternoon. The rich and beautiful floral offering, a token of respect and appreciation from his friends, covered the casket. A large crowd attended the services to pay their last respects. All business houses in Calhoun closed during the services and burial. His body was laid to rest in the beautiful Calhoun cemetery. Mr. Miller was a great home man, a devoted husband and a worthy friend. Peace to his ashes. Out-of-town persons here to attend the funeral were: Guy Davis, of St. Louis; Mr. and Mrs. Charles Davis and Mrs. Mary Dickinson of Joplin; Mrs. A. B. Matthews and daughter Vida of Nevada; Mr. and Mrs. C. N. Richardson of Hughesville; Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Cummings of Green Ridge; Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Gray, Mrs. J. P. Cecil, Mr. and Mrs. Will Gutridge all of Clinton; and Mrs. Clarence Boyer of Miami, Okla.

MILLER, Porter Hugh Dr.
1894-1961
Urich Cemetery, Bogard Twp, Henry Co, MO
Urich-Montrose Herald Tidings, Oct 6 1961 - Last rites for Dr. Porter Miller, 67, a Clinton dentist, who died Sept. 27, after a long illness, were conducted Sept. 29, at Vansant Funeral Home. Interment was in Urich Cemetery. Members of the Rotary Club attended the services in a body. Porter Hugh Miller was born Aug. 5, 1894, at Urich, one of four children of Rhote F. and Amanda Porter Miller. He attended Urich schools and grew to manhood in the community, spent a year at Drury College, Springfield, and then studied dentistry at Washington University, St. Louis. His early dental practice was at Buffalo, Mo. Later he spent 16 years in Kansas City and in 1943 established his practice in Clinton in the Smith building on South Main Street. Ill health forced him to retire in July, 1960, since which time he had been hospitalized on various occasions. Last April 30 he entered Clinton General Hospital where his death occurred. He previously had been in Trinity Lutheran, Kansas City. In earlier times Dr. Miller especially enjoyed golfing. He was an avid sportsman, delighting in good fishing and duck and quail hunting and was quite proud of his hunting dogs. Games of sport also intrigued him and he kept abreast of the ball games, their players and their standings. He took much pride in his home and was a devoted companion to his wife, Nona, whom he married on Nov. 29, 1920, in Kansas City. He was a member of the Urich Presbyterian Church, of the C