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O'BANION, Clarence S.
1915-1994
Yeater Cemetery, Center Twp, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Clarence S. O'Banion, 77, Clinton, died Thursday, October 27, 1994, at Meadowbrook Manor in Clinton. He was born near Osceola and was a lifelong area resident. He is survived by his mother, Maggie O'Banion of Clinton; two brothers, John W. O'Banion of Osceola and Cleo O'Banion of Alba; one half-brother, Robert Greathouse of Osceola; three sisters, Mrs. Ruth Veach of Osceola, Mrs. Violet Lindsey of Osage Beach, and Mrs. Lucille Peek of Clinton. Funeral services were Monday, October 31, at the Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel in Osceola. Burial was in the Yeater Cemetery near Osceola.

O'BANION, Deborah Lee "Debbie" NUNN
1953-2011
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jun 3 2011 - Debbie Lee O'Banion, 58, Clinton, died Wednesday, June 1, 2011, at her home in Clinton. Debbie was born February 28, 1953 in Sioux city, IA, to Orange L. Nunn and Hilda E. Irey. She graduated from Windsor High School in 1971. Debbie worked as a Line Boss for Rival Manufacturing in Clinton for many years. She enjoyed crocheting, reading, playing on the computer, playing card and dice games and spending time with her family and friends. Her father, Orange, preceded her in death. Debbie is survived by her mother, Hilda Rea of Clinton; two sons, Chad and Joshua O'Banion of Clinton; four siblings, Robert Phillips, Leslie Phillips, David Phillips and Nancy Sanders; two grandsons, Blythe and Isiah; numerous nieces and nephews and many great friends. Debbie's wishes were to be cremated. Visitation at Allen Street Baptist Church in Clinton on Friday, June 3.

O'BANION, Hester Lucille AKERS
1930-1994
Englewood Cemetery (O), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Hester Lucille Akers O'Banion was born March 5, 1930, in Blairstown, the daughter of William and Audrey (Caldwell) Akers. She passed away February 21, 1994, at the Research Medical Center in Kansas City, at the age of 63. Lucille lived in this area most of her life. She was married to Benie O'Banion and for a time they made their home in Montrose. She was a housewife and mother. She lived in Clinton for a number of years, moving to Independence just seven months ago. She is survived by two sons, William O'Banion, Mt. Zion, and Oscar O'Banion, Independence; two daughters, Molisa O'Banion, Independence, and Mandy Lou Kendall; one stepson George Kraft; two brothers, William Akers and Thomas Akers, both of Independence; two sisters, Betty Carpenter, Independence, and Mary Ratliff, Gladstone; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by her husband Benie on January 12, 1977. Funeral services were Thursday, February 24, at the Consalus Chapel in Clinton. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery.

O'BANION, James
1932-1994
Yeater Cemetery, Center Twp, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - James OBanion, 62, Osceola, died Thursday, August 4, 1994, at the Sac-Osage Hospital in Osceola. He was born February 20, 1932, in Brighton to Jess Edgar and Maggie Cameron OBanion. James was a longtime Osceola and Clinton resident. He was preceded in death by two children. He is survived by his mother, Maggie OBanion of the home; three brothers, Clarence OBanion and John OBanion of Clinton, Cleo OBanion of Jasper, and one half-brother, Bob Greathouse of Osceola; three sisters, Mrs. Ruth Veach of Osceola, Mrs. Lucille Peek of Clinton and Mrs. Violet Lindsey of Eldon; other relatives and friends. Funeral services were Monday, August 8, at the Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel, Osceola. Burial was in Yeater Cemetery.

O'BANION, William Thomas
1961-2000
Clinton Daily Democrat, May 19 2000 - William Thomas O'Banion was born December 18, 1961, in Phoenix, Arizona, son of Bennie and Hester Lucille O'Banion. He died on May 5, 2000, as the result of a motorcycle accident. He lived in the Clinton and Montrose areas most of his life. He was a member of Freedom of the Road Riders. A daughter Virginia O'Banion, Chilhowee; sisters, Molisa Moulder, Deepwater, and Mandy Kendall; brothers, Oscar O'Banion, Independence, Michigan, and George Craft, survive him. Funeral services were Tuesday at the Consalus Chapel, Clinton.

O'BANNON, Alan Trent
1946-2003
Garden City Cemetery, Garden City, Cass Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jun 4 2003 - Alan Trent O'Bannon, Creighton, was born September 19, 1946, at St. Luke's Hospital, Kansas City, and died May 1, 2003, at Crown Care Center, Harrisonville. He was baptized at the age of 12 at the Urich Christian Church and recently attended the Creighton Christian Church. He attended school at Creighton and Urich and was a truck driver by profession. He was preceded in death by his father, James Robert; two brothers, David L. and Kerry G.; one nephew, Kevin D. He is survived by his mother, Thelma Helen Lochner Scranton; two nieces; several great-nieces and nephews, cousins and a host of friends. Funeral services were held at the Creighton Christian Church on Monday, May 5. Interment was at Garden City Cemetery.

O'BANNON, David Lee
1940-2000
Crown Hill Cemetery, Sedalia, Pettis Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - David Lee O'Bannon, 60, Gravois Mills, Mo., died Thursday morning, September 21, 2000, at Good Shepherd Care Center in Versailles, Mo. He was born January 10, 1940, at Creighton, Mo., the son of James Robert and Helen Lochner O'Bannon. He was married to Billy A. Olmstead October 18, 1975. He was a retired iron worker in Kansas City, Mo. and later worked at the Family Center in Versailles. He graduated from Urich, High school in 1957. He was a member of the Urich Christian Church, the iron workers local #10, the Moose Lodge in Sedalia, Mo. and Laurie Mo. He is survived by his wife, Billy A. O'Bannon of the home; his mother Helen Scranton of Urich; three daughters, Ginger Rae Furrnell of Nashville Tenn., Paula Spry of Warsaw, Mo. and Karen Ann Bridwell of Gravois Mills; one brother, Alan O'Bannon of Creighton, Mo.; two grandchildren. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by one son, Kevin Dale O'Bannon, and one brother, K. G. O'Bannon. Graveside services were held Saturday, September 23, 2000 at Crown Hill Cemetery, Sedalia, Mo.

O'BANNON, Delmar Wade "Andy"
1899-1987
Grant Cemetery, Creighton, Cass Co, MO
Delmar W. "Andy" O'Bannon, 87, died March 24, 1987, at the Knapp Medical Center in Weslaco, Texas. He was born July 28, 1899, in Cass County, the son of Daniel B. and Mary (Wade) O'Bannon. Mr. O'Bannon was a farmer, retiring in the 1950s. He had lived in Creighton and Camdenton before moving to Harlingen, Texas, in 1982. He was a Mason and a member of the First Christian Church in Harlingen. On July 15, 1960, he was united in marriage with Nettie Cox at Sunrise Beach, Mo. His wife survives of the home. He also leaves a daughter, Mrs. Virginia Puskar of Kewanee, Ill.; a brother, Joe O'Bannon of Creighton, and several grandchildren. Preceding him in death were his parents; a daughter, Irene, one sister and six brothers. Funeral services were held March 28 at the Dickey Funeral Home in Garden City; burial in Grant Cemetery north of Creighton.

O'BANNON, Emma Faye CHISLER
1893-1981
Grant Cemetery, Creighton, Cass Co, MO
Mrs. Emma Faye O'Bannon, 88, of Creighton, died Aug. 9 at Golden Valley Memorial Hospital in Clinton. Mrs. O'Bannon was born March 28, 1893, near Ashmore, Ill., a daughter of Charles Nicholas and Mary Annis (Morton) Chisler. She married George Floyd O'Bannon Sept. 10, 1913. He died in 1957. She was a member of the United Methodist Church of Creighton since she was 16. She spent most of her life near Creighton except for three years in New Mexico. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, three brothers, two sisters and a grandson. Surviving are a son, Gene O'Bannon of East Lynne, three daughters, Mrs. Helen Smith of Garden City, Mrs. LaDon Townsend of St. Joseph and Mrs. Edna Lee Emick of Urich; a sister, Mrs. Sadie Longacre of Amarillo, Texas, seven grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren; and other relatives. Services were held Aug. 12 at the Dickey Funeral Home, Garden City. Burial was in Grant Cemetery, Creighton.

O'BANNON, Everett Dean "Bob"
1901-1982
Grant Cemetery, Creighton, Cass Co, MO
The Creighton Banner, Creighton MO, May 30 1982 - Everett D. (Bob) O'Bannon, Creighton, Missouri, the son of Daniel B. and Mary Frances Wade O'Bannon, was born on December 29, 1901, near Creighton, Missouri, and passed away on May 12, 1982, at the General Hospital, Artesia, New Mexico, at the age of  80 years, 4 months and 13 days, while on vacation. He grew up in the Creighton community where he received his education in the Dover Rural School. At the age of 17 he moved to Artesia, New Mexico, to join a brother, Glenn, and uncle, George O'Bannon. He engaged in farming, raising cotton and alfalfa. On May 15, 1922, he was married to Mildred Doering. To this union one son was born. Mildred preceded him in death on September 27, 1976. Mr. O'Bannon was a member of the Methodist Church. "Bob" moved back to Missouri, purchasing a home at Creighton in the fall of 1980. Besides his wife, he was preceded in death by his parents, five brothers, Frank, H. M., Lee, Floyd and Glenn O'Bannon, and one sister, Mrs. Eva Lotspeich. He is survived by his son, Everett D. O'Bannon, Jr., a grandson, Bryan and a granddaughter, Sharon, of Carlsbad, New Mexico; two brothers, D. W. O'Bannon, Harlingen, Texas, and Joe E. O'Bannon, Creighton, Missouri; a number of nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends. A funeral service was conducted Thursday, May 13, at the Tarpening & Son Mortuary in Artesia, New Mexico. A graveside service was conducted at the Grant Cemetery, north of Creighton, Mo., Sunday afternoon, May 16. Burial was made in the Grant Cemetery, under the direction of the Dickey Funeral Home of Garden City, Mo.

O'BANNON, Florence Alma LITTLE
1898-1972
Aline Star Cemetery, Carmen, Alfalfa Co, OK
Aline, Alfalfa Co, OK - Mrs. Florence A. O'Bannon, 73, died Tuesday morning in an Enid hospital. Her funeral service will be Friday in the United Methodist Church of Aline. Interment will be in the Eastern Star Cemetery under the direction of Wentworth Mortuary at Carmen. Survivors include her husband Lee of the home; two sons, Leon of Sunnyvale, Calif., and Norman of Mountain View, Calif.; three sisters, Mrs. Dell Wilson and Mrs. Laura Frantz, both of Clinton, Mo.; Mrs. Marie Scranton, Sacramento, Calif.; one grandchild. Mrs. O'Bannon was born July 14, 1898, in Urich, Mo., and had lived the past 41 years in the Aline community. She was a member of the United Methodist Church of Aline.

O'BANNON, Gene Floyd
1924-2007
Grant Cemetery, Creighton, Cass Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 9 2007 - Gene Floyd O'Bannon, 82, East Lynne, MO, died Monday, January 1, 2007 at Camden Health Care Center, Harrisonville, MO. Funeral services were held Friday, January 5 at the Atkinson Chapel, Harrisonville. Burial was in Grant Cemetery, Creighton, MO. Gene was born February 11, 1924 in the Dover district, north of Creighton, MO, the son of George Floyd and Emma Faye (Chisler) O'Bannon. At the age of 10 months, he moved with his family to New Mexico. They spent three years there before moving back to Missouri. Gene married Thelma Rea on March 29, 1944. They farmed near Leeton and East Lynne, later moving to East Lynne where he worked at the elevator there. Gene was a feed salesman for Quisenberry Mills in Kansas City and later worked for the water department in East Lynne. Gene was preceded in death by his parents, one sister, Helen Cox Smith and one granddaughter, Janet L. Green. He leaves his wife, Thelma, of the home; two daughters, Jeanetta and her husband, Justin and Anna; two sisters, LaDon Townsend and Edna Lee Emick, both of Urich, MO; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; other relatives and friends. Gene was a fun-loving and friendly person to everyone.

O'BANNON, George Floyd
1892-1957
Grant Cemetery, Creighton, Cass Co, MO
The Creighton Banner, Creighton MO - George Floyd O'Bannon, third child of Daniel and Mary Wade O'Bannon, was born March 16, 1892, near Creighton, Mo., and passed away May 1, 1957, at the age of 65 years, 1 month and 14 days. He had been at a hospital in Nevada, Mo., for the past two weeks. On September 10, 1913, he was united in marriage with Emma Faye Chisler and to this union were born four children, Mrs. Fred (Helen Faye) Cox of Lee's Summit; Mrs. Leroy (LaDon Marie) Townsend of Burbank, California; Mrs. Kenneth (Edna Lee) Emick of Urich; and Gene Floyd O'Bannon of Leeton. Floyd and Emma O'Bannon raised their family in the Creighton community and their home was always open to their many friends. They were neighbors in the very highest meaning of the word. He is survived by his faithful companion, four children, eight grandchildren and six brothers: Frank O'Bannon of Deepwater, Glenn O'Bannon and Everett O'Bannon of Lake Arthur, N. M.; Lee O'Bannon of Aline, Oklahoma; and Delmer and Joe O'Bannon of Creighton. One sister, Mrs. Eva Lotspeich and one brother, Mose O'Bannon, have preceded him in death. He will be greatly missed by his many relatives and friends for he was always ready to lend a helping hand and his pleasant smile was like a benediction. The funeral service was conducted at the Methodist Church in Creighton, Saturday afternoon, May 4.

O'BANNON, Kerry Gayle "Cage"
1945-1999
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Dec 29 1999 - Kerry Gayle "Cage" O'Bannon, 54, Oak Grove, died on Thursday, December 23, 1999, at his home. Cremation. Memorial services will be held Thursday at his home south of Oak Grove. Cage was born on July 11, 1945, in Kansas City, the son of James R. and Thelma H. (Lochner) O'Bannon. He married Alvina Bergschneider on March 10, 1972. He had been employed as a tool room technician at Ball Corporation in Kansas City. He was a member of the United Steelworkers of America, Local 8907. He was preceded in death by his father. He is survived by his wife, Alvina O'Bannon of the home; his mother, Thelma Scranton of Urich, and two brothers, David O'Bannon of Gravois Mills and Alan O'Bannon of Belton.

O'BANNON, Kevin Dale
1964-1995
Crown Hill Cemetery, Sedalia, Pettis Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Kevin Dale O'Bannon was killed on September 23, 1995, when his pickup was hit by the Amtrak train in Sedalia. He was born on April 12, 1964, in Sedalia to David L. and Ruth (Long) O'Bannon. Kevin was married to Michelle Musgrave on June 8, 1986, who survives. Two sons were born to them, Christopher Dale and Justin Bradley. He grew up and attended school in Sedalia. He worked for Rival Manufacturing Company for seven years as a heavy equipment operator. Besides the above mentioned relatives, he is also survived by two sisters, Ginger Furnell, Nashville, Tennessee, and Paula Jones, Clinton; his grandmother, Helen O'Bannon Scranton of Urich; his stepfather Robert Rialti, Sedalia; his stepmother Billie O'Bannon of Gravois Mills; a half-brother Robert T. Rialti, U.S. Marines; a half-sister Angie Rialti, Columbia; three stepbrothers and one stepsister. Funeral services were held on September 27 at the McLaughlin Funeral Chapel with burial in Crown Hill Cemetery.

O'BANNON, Rachel Maybelle SHELTEN
1913-2008
Garden City Cemetery, Garden City, Cass Co, MO
Mrs. Rachel MayBelle O'Bannon of Creighton, Missouri, was born March 31, 1913 near Latour, Missouri, the daughter of James Thomas and Amanda May (Stoll) Shelten. She departed this life Monday, March 10, 2008 at Golden Valley Memorial Hospital, Clinton, Missouri at the age of 94 years, 11 months and 9 days. Rachel was a homemaker. She was a member of the United Methodist Church, Creighton, Missouri. Rachel enjoyed her family, children, cooking and baking. She had lived in Overland Park, Kansas before moving back to Creighton in 1978 and to Clinton in 2004. She was preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by a son, Garey M. O'Bannon and wife, Julie, Toronto, Kansas; two grandchildren, Rodney O'Bannon and wife, Ann and Rhonda O'Bannon; two great-grandsons, Clark and Luke, two great-great grandchildren, Tristan and Maddison; a brother, James A. Shelten (93) and a sister, Alma Sloan (97) both of Creighton, Missouri, other relatives and many friends.

O'BANNON, Trenton Rae
2006-2006
Grant Cemetery, Creighton, Cass Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Feb 2 2006 - Trenton Rae O'Bannon, infant son of Clark S. and Kimberly D. O'Bannon, died at Golden Valley Hospital, Clinton, on Thursday, February 2, 2006.

O'BRIANT, Lura Lee VICE
1919-2006
Pratt Cemetery, Kirksville, Adair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jul 5 2006 - Lura Lee O'Briant, 86, died peacefully at her home in Peoria, Arizona, on June 13, 2006, surrounded by her family. Lura was born in Adair County, the youngest daughter of G. T. and Musie Swisher Vice. Preceding her in death were her parents, both brothers, her sister, husband McWallace O'Briant, and two grandsons. Married to McWallace O'Briant, they became the parents of one son and five daughters, all of whom survive; Kevin Mac O'Briant of Phoenix, Arizona, Lynn Morris (Dennis) of Sun City, Arizona, Lauri O. Roberts (Jo) of Clinton, Lois Griffin (Ken) of Phoenix, Arizona, Leslie Slaughter (Jim "harry") of Hills, Iowa, and Linda Heffernan (Jonathan) of Honolulu, Hawaii. Also surviving are seven grandsons, five great-grandsons, three great-granddaughters and a nephew. She was a graduate of the Kirksville State Teachers College (Truman State University) and enjoyed a brief career teaching in the public schools and a long term career as a homemaker. After raising their family she became an employee of A.C.T. in Iowa City, Iowa, until her retirement. She was a member of the O.E.S. Chapter in Oxford, Iowa, Lenora Library Club and for many years was the treasurer of the Oxford Cemetery Association. The First Federated Church in Oxford was the beneficiary of her faithful support. Upon her request, cremation services were provided by Best funeral Services in Phoenix, Arizona, with a private family memorial service. Committal services will be held at Pratt Cemetery near Kirksville at a later date. Lauri and Jo Roberts were longtime owners of the Sickman and Dunning Funeral Home in Clinton and Lura visited Clinton on many occasions.

O'BRIANT, McWallace
1921-2001
Glenwood Cemetery, Glenwood, Schuyler Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Dec 24 2001 - McWallace O'Briant, 80, Oxford, Iowa, died Sunday, December 23, 2001, at the Greenwood Manor Nursing Home in Iowa City, Iowa, after a brief residency. He was a former business/industrial arts teacher and business owner/manager before his retirement. He was a member of the Christian Church and a Free Mason. Survivors include his wife, Lura, of the home; one son, Kevin O'Briant, Phoenix, Arizona; five daughters, Lynn Morris of Glendale, Arizona, Lauri Roberts of Clinton, Lois Griffin of Fosters, Alabama, Leslie Slaughter of Hills, Iowa, and Linda Heffernan of Bowie, Maryland; five sons-in-law, seven grandsons and seven great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and a grandson. At his request he was cremated and private committal services will be held at the Glenwood Cemetery in Glenwood, Missouri.

O'CONNOR, Carolyn Joyce TRAINER
1930-2004
Englewood Cemetery (O), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Nov 30 2004 - Carolyn Joyce O'Connor, 74, died Sunday, November 28, 2004, at Shawnee Mission Medical Center. Graveside services will be Thursday, December 2, at Englewood Cemetery, Clinton. She was born November 27, 1930, in Clinton, to Philip and Elsie Trainer. She graduated in 1948 from Clinton High School and worked for the USDA as a milk market administrator lab technician, retiring in 1991. She was preceded in death by her parents and sister, Jeanne Ann Gorman. She is survived by her husband Vincent of the home; son Jerry and wife Candy Johnson, Olathe; sisters, Mary Helen Hosack and Kathleen VanOrmer; brother John Trainer, and two grandchildren, Jared and Lindsay Johnson, and numerous nieces and nephews.

O'DELL, Dixie Lea SNIDER
1932-1996
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Dixie Lea O'Dell, 64, Adrain, died Tuesday, May 14, 1996, at the Bates County Memorial Hospital in Butler. She was born March 14, 1932, in Appleton City, the daughter of George and Dorothy Belew Snider. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harry "Bud" O'Dell, and her brothers, Chester Snider and Charlie Snider. She is survived by her son, Kenny Swisher of Belton; her daughter, Nancy Bateman of Newport, Washington; her brothers, Bill Snider of Caldwell, Idaho, and Cecil Snider of Montrose; her sister, Reva Swater of Denison, Iowa; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Her body was donated to KU Medical Center. Arrangements were under the direction of the Underwood-Steinbeck Funeral Home.

O'DELL, Edward S.
1907-1992
Englewood Cemetery (O), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Edward O'Dell, 85, Hyde Park Nursing Home in Kansas City, died Monday, November 23, 1992 at Menorah Medical Center. He is survived by two brothers, Robert O'Dell of Lakeland, Florida, and Byron O'Dell of Crawfordsville, Indiana. Neva Mining of Clinton is a stepdaughter. Graveside services will be Wednesday at Englewood. Sickman-Dunning is in charge of arrangements. Mr. O'Dell was a Navy veteran of World War II.

O'DELL, Helen Frances CHAMBERLAIN
1910-2007
Englewood Cemetery (O), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jun 13 2007 - Helen Frances O'Dell, 96, Wickenburg, Arizona, and formerly of Clinton, died on Sunday, June 10, 2007. Funeral services will be Saturday, June 16, at Consalus Funeral Home with burial in Englewood Cemetery. Helen married her beloved Russell O'Dell on August 9, 1932, and he preceded her in death. They made their home throughout the Midwest and in 1970 they moved to their farm outside Clinton. Then in 2000, two years after Russell's death, Helen moved to Wickenburg, Arizona, with her son Jerry, who also passed away in 2004. Helen loved her family and took great care to see to their happiness. Helen will be greatly missed. She loved Arizona and her greatest joy was taking rides through its beautiful countryside. Survivors include two sons, Jimmy O'Dell and wife Marg, Wickenburg, Arizona, and Dennis O'Dell, Clinton; three grandchildren, Jimmy O'Dell Jr., David O'Dell, Jennifer Richey and four great-grandchildren.

O'DELL, James Garvin
1941-2006
Memory Lawn Memorial Park, Roswell, Chaves Co, NM
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jul 17 2006 - James Garvin O'Dell, 65, Warsaw, died Thursday, July 13, 2006, at Boone Hospital, Columbia. Graveside services will be Wednesday, July 19, at Memory Lawn Memorial Park, Roswell, New Mexico. He was born February 12, 1941, in Lordsburg, New Mexico. He was devoted to his church, family and livestock and had been a Benton County cattleman for 14 years. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Clinton Ward. He is survived by his wife Charlotte O'Dell, Warsaw; daughter Terra Betancourt, Universal City, Texas; son Christopher O'Dell, Cypress, California; three grandsons, Colten O'Dell, Daniel Betancourt and Cameron Zieger; mother Coreene O'Dell, Roswell, New Mexico; sister Paulette Wheat, Roswell, New Mexico; three aunts, Patricia Walker, El Paso, Texas, Norma O'Dell, Duncan, Arizona, and Margaret McCormick, Phoenix, Arizona, and cousins, Deb O'Dell Nelson and Harold Goodman.

O'DELL, Jerry Lee
1933-2004
Englewood Cemetery (O), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 12 2004 - Jerry L. O'Dell, 70, Wickenburg, Arizona, formerly of Clinton, died Tuesday, April 6, 2004, in Wickenburg. Graveside services and burial will be Wednesday, April 14, at Englewood Cemetery.

O'DELL, Joseph L. "Joe"
1928-1999
Medford Cemetery, Rose Hill Twp, Johnson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Joe L. O'Dell, 70, Clinton, died at Golden Valley Hospital Monday, August 16, 1999. He had lived in Clinton since 1971. He was born November 1, 1928, in Independence, the son of Lemual O'Dell and Mary Pollard O'Dell. He was an inspector for General Motors at the Leeds Plant in Kansas City for 28 years, retiring in 1982. He was a member of the Chilhowee RLDS Restoration Branch and United Auto Workers Local 93 in Kansas City. He was a United States Army veteran of World War II. He was a medic in the European Theatre. He married Louise Watterman on July 18,m 1952, in Independence. She survives of the home. Additional survivors are two daughters, Jan Hebblethwaite and husband Jack, of Houston, Mo., and Sharon Hutchison and husband Shane, of Holden; two sons, Butch Rayhill and wife Joyce, Independence, and Tim O'Dell and wife Jennifer, Windsor; 10 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one sister, Addie Stallcup, and two brothers, Tom Brown and Lawrence Brown. Funeral services will be Friday, August 20, at Williams Funeral Chapel, Holden. Burial will be in Medford Cemetery, south of Holden.

O'DELL, Russell Leo
1908-1998
Englewood Cemetery (O), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Russell Leo O'Dell was born December 30, 1908, in Calhoun, and died Thursday, September 17, 1998, at Golden Valley Hospital in Clinton at the age of 89. He was the son of William E. and Mattiae Whitlock O'Dell. On August 15, 1931, he was united in marriage to Helen Chamberlain. He worked as a millwright contractor and owned Kansas City Millwright Company for many years. He was a member of the Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus Council 1896, Clinton Elks Lodge #1034 and was a Gold Card Member of Local 1529 Millwrights of Kansas City, Kansas. He is survived by his wife Helen, of the home; three sons, Jerry O'Dell of the home, Jimmy O'Dell, Glendale, Arizona, and Mike O'Dell, Clinton; three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; four sisters, Elsie Woldridge, North Kansas City, Betty Ball, Kansas City, Virginia of Raytown and Leona. Funeral Mass was held Monday, September 21, at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Clinton. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery.

O'DONIEL, Raymond Wesley "R. W."
1948-2005
Crown Hill Cemetery, Sedalia, Pettis Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Dec 27 2005 - Raymond W. "R.W." O'Doniel, 57, Windsor, died Saturday, December 24, 2005, at his home in Windsor. He was born July 18, 1948, in Marshall, the son of John Ezra O'Doniel and Virginia Mae (Willard) O'Doniel. He worked for many years for the Column Roofing Company at the Phoenix, Arizona, location. While in Arizona, he was a member of the Phoenix Memorial Gun group and worked as a stunt man for "Wild West" shows at Tombstone and was also a stunt man performing in several movies, including both "Gambler" movies with Kenny Rogers and John Wayne's last movie. After moving back to Missouri, he worked at Four Seasons Nursing Home in Sedalia for several years. He served his country as a member of the United States Navy and was a member of the First Baptist Church, Elkhart, Indiana. Survivors include a son, Mitchall O'Doniel, Windsor; three daughters, Kathy Lamborn, Lincoln, Nebraska, Mary Gerald, Lincoln, Virginia Marie O'Doniel, Union; two bothers, Ben O'Doniel, Windsor, and Sonny O'Doniel, Versailles; two sisters, Linda Beam, Sedalia, and Shirley Hodges, Apache Junction, Arizona; 24 grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and niece, Penny Roberts. Graveside funeral services with military honors will be Thursday, December 29, at Crown Hill Cemetery, Sedalia.

O'FARRELL, Joann CRAYCRAFT
1937-1992
Appleton City Cemetery, Appleton City, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Joann O'Farrell, 54, Rt. 3, Montrose, died Monday, Aug. 24, 1992, in an auto accident near Osceola. She is survived by her husband Clifford M. O'Farrell of the home; four sons, C. E. "Hoot" O'Farrell, Appleton City; Patrick O'Farrell, Independence; Larry O'Farrell, Montrose, and Gary O'Farrell, Appleton City; her mother and stepfather, Ruth and Jarrett Bunch of Harrisonville; a brother Jackie Lee Craycraft of Lockwood; eight grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Funeral services will be Wednesday at the First Baptist Church of Appleton City, with burial in Appleton City Cemetery.

O'FARRELL, Larry Dean
1961-2004
Appleton City Cemetery, Appleton City, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 29 2004 - Larry Dean O'Farrell, 43, Bellingham, Washington, and formerly of Montrose, died Sunday, April 25, 2004, near Bellingham, Washington. He is survived by his parents, Clifford and Donis O'Farrell of Montrose; his wife Vicky O'Farrell of Montrose; three brothers, Hoot O'Farrell, Montrose, Patrick O'Farrell, Independence, and Gary O'Farrell, Appleton City; three stepdaughters, Lynn Dull, Sedalia, Kim Weekly, Independence, and Misty Meredith, Montrose. Funeral services will be Friday, April 30, at Hill & Son Funeral Home, Appleton City, with burial in Appleton City Cemetery.

O'MALLEY, William M.
1957-2010
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Mar 8 2010 - William M. O'Malley, age 53 of Warsaw, Missouri passed away Sunday, March 7, 2010 at Clinton Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center, Clinton, Missouri. Among survivors include his sister, Cindy Riga and husband, Ricky of Warsaw, Missouri. Arrangments are incomplete.

O'MEARA, Thelma E. ARCHER
1914-1998
Queen of the Holy Rosary Cemetery, Wea, Miami Co, KS
The Kansas City Star, Sunday, Dec 13 1998 - Thelma E. (Archer) O'Meara, 84, Grandview, MO. passed away, December 11, 1998, at Life Care Center of Grandview. Mass of Christian Burial will be Monday, December 14, at Holy Rosary Church, 226th & Metcalf; interment at Holy Rosary Cemetery, Wea, Kansas. Mrs. O'Meara was born August 4, 1914, in Kansas City, MO. She was a retired manager for Soil Service Nursery, retiring in 1975. She was a member of St. Elizabeth Church. She was also a member of Southside Senior Center. She and her husband, Thomas P. O'Meara, lived in Council Grove, Kansas, and were members of St. Rose Catholic Church for 10 years. She was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, Thomas P. O'Meara, in 1991; and three brothers, John D. Archer, Howard W. Archer Sr. and Russell P. Archer. Survivors include sons, Jerry Joe O'Meara, Cottonwood Falls, Kansas, Russell Thomas O'Meara, Stillwell, Kansas, and Daniel Kelly O'Meara, Kansas City, MO.; daughters, Mary Jane Atchity, Kansas City, MO., Barbara Jane Tozer, Lake Eufaula, OK. and Nancy Bell Ewing, Belton MO.; 17 grandchildren, and 12 great-grandchildren.

O'NEAL, Andrew Christopher "Bus"
1915-1998
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - A. C. (Bus) O'Neal was born in Stanberry on November 6, 1915. He died Sunday, November 29, 1998, at his home in Clinton. His parents were Nona Sullivan O'Neal and Charles O'Neal. He had two brothers and five sisters. His mother, father, two brothers, two sisters and his wife all preceded him in death. He lived in Stanberry until he was three, then moved to St. Joseph. At 11 he moved to Kansas City. At the age of 17, he joined the CC Camp and then the Navy, where he served for 22 years from 1939 to 1961. Upon retirement, he moved to Urich where he lived for 37 years before moving to Clinton in 1997. Mr. O'Neal drove a school buss for the Ballard School District for approximately 18 years. He commented that this was one of the most enjoyable times of h is life, because of his love for young people. He also enjoyed hunting and fishing and especially going to auctions where he visited with many of his friends. Andrew Christopher loved animals and always had several special ones. His nieces and nephews loved hem very much, just as he did them. Above all he loved the flag and his country. Surviving are his sisters, Marie E. Sayles, of the home, Marguerite P. Guinn, Kansas City, and Ruth M. Patterson, Sugar Creek; numerous nephews and nieces and great- and great-great-nephews and nieces. Graveside services were held Wednesday, December 2, at White Chapel Cemetery in Kansas City.

O'NEAL, Clarence Preston
1916-2003
Red Hill Cemetery, Powderly, Lamar Co, TX
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 10 2002 - Clarence Preston O'Neal, son of Oscar J. and Laura Epsie Dunnam O'Neal, was born July 19, 1916, in Pleasant Hill, Texas, and died March 26, 2003, at the Golden Valley Hospital, Clinton. C. P. was an Army veteran of World War II where he received the Army Good Conduct Medal. He married Mary Will "Billie" Brown on February 14, 1942, in Gulfport, Mississippi, and she preceded him in death November 23, 1974. In 1980 he married Florence Louise Hill in Dallas, Texas. He worked for Ford Motor Company in Dallas, Texas, for 25 years. He was a member of the Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, Clinton, a past member of the VFW Post 3992 in Mt. Vernon, Texas, where he was the quartermaster and a member of the VFW Post 1894, Clinton and the Gem and Mineral Club of Grand Prairie, Texas. He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Mary Will O'Neal; three brothers, Oscar, Richard and M.D., and two sisters, Lydia and Cleta. He is survived by his wife, Louise, of the home; two daughters, Mary Colleen O'Neal of Dallas, Texas, and Anna Kathleen Woodard of Ennis, Texas; two stepsons, Tom Hill and Sam Hill, both of Clinton; one sister, Martha Hicks of Porterville, California, as well as three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren and three step-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, Clinton, on Friday, March 28. Graveside services and burial was held at the Red Hill Cemetery, Powderly, Texas, on Saturday, March 29.

O'NEAL, Coraellen NOYES
1911-2002
Grant Cemetery, Creighton, Cass Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 7 2003 - Mrs. Coraellen Noyes O'Neal of Clinton, formerly of Creighton, was born July 11, 1911, near Belton, the daughter of Frank E. and Minnie E. (Rose) Noyes. She departed this life Sunday, December 29, 2002, at Golden Valley Hospital, Clinton, after a short illness at the age of 91 years, five months and 18 days. Coraellen was united in marriage to Robert Leo O'Neal on November 28, 1930. Coraellen attended Mt. Pleasant Country School in rural Belton and graduated from Warrensburg High School. She then attended college in Warrensburg and earned a 60-hour lifetime teaching certificate. She taught at several schools, including Creighton, Urich and Dayton. Her first year's teaching salary was $100 a month. After taking correspondence courses and attending summer school sessions at CMSU, she earned her Bachelor of Science degree in education in 1957. She worked for the University of Missouri Extension as an Extension Home Economist in Stockton, Carthage and Butler. She took a sabbatical and received her Master's degree from MU in 1966. In 1973, Coraellen retired at Butler and five years later moved to Creighton to be near her family. She lived the last six years of her life at the Gran Villas Residential Care Center in Clinton. Coraellen was a member of the Creighton United Methodist Church and other Methodist churches where she had lived. She taught Sunday School to both children and adults. She was also a member of the United Methodist Women. Growing up on a farm, Coraellen enjoyed nature, especially birds, bugs, moths and butterflies. Sewing was a necessity early in her life. Later, she used her sewing skills to teach her daughters, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, along with many 4-H youth in the community. Her family was never sure that Grammie would give them for Christmas. This Christmas she made bandanas for all the great-grandchildren. With a sewing machine and a hot glue gun, she could make anything. Painting was a pastime Coraellen loved. Everyone in the family has at least one of her paintings. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Robert O'Neal, in 1952; an infant daughter, Roberta Frances O'Neal, and one sister, Adabelle Thompson. She is survived by two daughters, Delores Meyer and husband Charlie, Creighton, and Patricia Ives and husband, Burt, Sedalia; eight grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; a brother, Herb Noyes, Ulysses, Kansas; other relatives and many friends. Funeral services were held Friday, January 3, at the United Methodist Church, Creighton, under the direction of Dickey Funeral Home, Garden City. Burial was in Grant Cemetery, near Creighton.

O'NEAL, Helen C. JOHNSON
1919-2008
Highland Park Cemetery, Kansas City, Wyandotte Co, KS
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jul 23 2008 - Helen C. O'Neal, 88, Deepwater, died Wednesday, July 23, 2008, at her home. She was born Nov. 7, 1919, in Alton to Thedford Burl Johnson and Ora May Blankenship Johnson. Helen worked as an assembly person for Bendix for over 30 years, retiring in 1985. She moved to Deepwater in 1994 from Kansas City, Kansas. Helen was a member of the Stepping Stones Garden Club in Warsaw and the Mt. Zion Faith & Hope Extension Club. She was preceded in death by her husband Blaine O'Neal; her parents; a brother Gene Johnson, a sister Menelia Dingus, and a daughter-in-law Patricia O'Neal. Surviving are three sons, John O'Neal and wife Terese, Lenexa, Kansas, Jim O'Neal and wife Stephanie, Deepwater, and Jerry O'Neal of Deepwater; one sister Norma Adams and her husband Jim, Deepwater; two brothers, Carlos Johnson and his wife Isolina, Bridgeton, and Frank Johnson and wife Imogene, Holden; five grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Prayer services will be Friday, July 25, at Bradley & Hadley Funeral Home. Burial will follow at a later date in Highland Park Cemetery, Kansas City, Kansas.

O'NEAL, Patricia E. POLLISTER
1945-2004
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 14 2004 - Patricia E. O'Neal, 59, died Sunday, April 11, 2004, at St. Luke's Hospital, Kansas City. She was born in New York City, New York, on February 7, 1945, to Arthur and Priscilla Pollister. Survivors include husband, Jerry O'Neal, Deepwater; daughter Kim Diefenbach, Kansas City; grandsons Logan and Lucas; brother Jim Pollister, Upper Black Eddy, Pennsylvania, and nieces Penny Price and Pamela Albicelli. She will be laid to rest in Maine next to her parents and her son Wes, who preceded her in death.

O'NEAL, Victoria Lee FITZHUGH BOWEN
1939-2007
Indian Hill Cemetery, Chapman, Dickinson Co, KS
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jul 5 2007 - Victoria Lee O'Neal, a resident of Chapman, Kansas, died Wednesday, July 4, 2007, at Geary Community Hospital in Junction City, Kansas, at the age of 67. She was born July 25, 1939, in Osceola, to Curtis Lee and Greta Mae Clark Fitzhugh. She attended grade school in Osceola and graduated with the Class of 1957 from Osceola High School. She moved to Kansas City where she worked as a clerical secretary at various jobs. In 1960, she married Glendal (Jerry) G. Bowen in Kansas City. They made their home in Kansas City until they moved to Chapman, Kansas, in 1976. They were divorced in 1982. In April 2000, she married Roger M. O'Neal in Las Vegas, Nevada. She had worked civil service at Fort Riley, Kansas, was employed as a secretary in Topeka, Kansas, and she also had worked for the Chapman School District. She is survived by hr husband Roger M. O'Neal of their home in Chapman, Kanas; one son Sean O'Neal of Lawrence, Kansas; five daughters, Nicki Shry, Chapman, Kansas, Lisa Juniper of Hemet, California, Rae Bowen of Chapman, Kansas, Rebecca George of Baldwin City, Kansas, Holly Long of Lawrence, Kansas; one brother Curtis Lee Fitzhugh Jr., Leawood, Kansas; 10 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and one grandson Edward (Scotty) Lowry. The time and date of the memorial service to be held at the Londeen Funeral Chapel in Chapman, Kansas, will be announced at a later time. Burial of the ashes will be at the Indian Hill Cemetery in Chapman, Kansas.

O'QUINN, Billy Rev.
1930-1993
Hough Cemetery, Laclede Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - The Rev. Bill O'Quinn, 63, 107 North Gall, Clinton, a Methodist minister, died Tuesday, March 16, 1993 at St. Luke's Hospital. He was Methodist district superintendent. Services will be Thursday at the Platte Woods United Methodist Church; burial in Hough Chapel Cemetery, Lebanon. Mr. O'Quinn had been superintendent of the Lake District of the United Methodist Church since 1991. He was pastor of the Platte Woods United Methodist Church from 1982 to 1991; was superintendent of the Springfield district of the United Methodist Church from 1977 to 1982; and had been pastor of churches in Springfield and St. Joseph. He received a bachelor's degree in religion from Central Methodist College in 1951, a bachelor's degree in theology from the Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University in 1954, and an honorary doctorate of divinity from Central Methodist College. He formerly served on the board of Methodist Hospital in St. Joseph and the board of curators at Central Methodist College. He was a trustee of the St. Paul School of Theology and served on the board of the Missouri West Conference Asbury Fellowship. He was a former member of Optimist and Rotary clubs. He was born in Lebanon and lived in Platte Woods and Springfield before moving to Clinton in 1991. Survivors include his wife Janice O'Quinn of the home; a son Shade O'Quinn, Roeland Park, Ks.; three sisters, Ruth Starnes, Lebanon, June Mathis, Camdenton, and Ann Bates, Kansas City; and two grandsons.

O'TOOLE, Richard Frances
1926-1993
Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Holden, Johnson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Richard Frances O'Toole, age 67, Holden, passed away Thursday, October 21, 1993 at his home. He was born June 16, 1926 in Denton, Mo., the son of Richard P. and Frances (Behm) O'Toole. He lived near Holden most of his life. June 19, 1948 he married Francys Arlene Raker in Kansas City, Ks. Mr. O'Toole had been a mechanist for Missouri Valley Wallpaper Company in North Kansas City, and at Rockledge Manufacturing Company in Holden during the 1940s and 50s. He was a farmer for many years. He drove a school bus for the Holden R-III School District for ten years during the 1970s and 80s. He owned and operated the Do Drive In at Holden the past 31 years. Mr. O'Toole was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Holden and of the Knights of Columbus. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of WW II. He served on the Holden City Council during the 1960s and he was a charter member of the Holden Optimist Club. He leaves his wife Arlene of the home; three daughters, Dolores Hancock, Independence, Patty Emmerich, Manhattan, Ks., and Dianne Callahan, Holden; two sisters, Rose Mary Kirby, Tucker, Ga., and Mildred Brewer, Los Angeles, Ca., and eight grandchildren. One sister, Barbara Mendon, preceded him in death. Funeral Mass was Monday, October 25, 1993 at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Holden. Burial was at Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Holden.

OAKES, Christine DOUGLAS
1914-1999
Laurel Oak Cemetery (O), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Christine Douglas Oakes, 85, Windsor, died Monday afternoon, June 14, 1999, at the Golden Valley Hospital in Clinton. She was born May 22, 1914, in Windsor, the daughter of Lee Jackson Douglas and Alice Martha (Milburn) Douglas. On November 28, 1936, in Clinton, she married William Carter Oakes, who preceded her in death February 7, 1992. She was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church, Windsor, Chapter BA PEO, Windsor, and the Windsor Garden Club. Survivors include a sister-in-law, Velma Douglas, Lee's Summit; a niece and nephew, Shirley and Virgil Walkenhorst, Raytown; a great-niece, Stacey Walkenhorst, Green Wood; a great-nephew, Douglas Walkenhorst, Lee's Summit; two great-great-nieces, Krysti and Kacie Walkenhorst. She was preceded in death by her brother, Milburn B. Douglas. Graveside funeral services will be Friday, June 18, at the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

OAKES, Ida May BURT
1867-1909
Mound-Mann Cemetery, Filley, Cedar Co, MO
Died, Mrs. Ida M. Oaks, a daughter of S. M. Burt and wife, who was born in the state of Indiana Jan. 25, 1867. Her father and mother moved from Indiana in the fall of 1868 to Henry county, Mo. Moved to Cedar county in 1881. Ida Burt was married to T. H. Oakes in 1889. To this union one son was born. She died Oct. 5, 1909. Typhoid fever was the cause of her death, although she has been in poor health for more than a year. Interment at the Mound cemetery west of Ivy. She did not belong to any church although she believed in a Supreme being. Her kind words and deeds will always be remembered by those that knew her. She leaves a husband and one son, father and mother, two sisters, one brother and many friends to mourn their loss. They are very thankful to their good neighbors and friends that were so kind to help them during her sickness.

OAKES, William Carter
1912-1992
Laurel Oak Cemetery (O), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Carter Oakes, 79, Windsor, died Friday, February 7, 1992, at Golden Valley Hospital. He was born in Windsor on September 10, 1912, son of Marvin R. and May Carter Oakes. He was married November 26, 1936, in Clinton to Christine Douglas, who survives at the home. Mr. Oakes retired November 1970, from the Army after serving more than 26 years. He was a veteran of World War II. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Windsor, the American Legion post No. 82, Windsor, past member of the City Park Board, a member of the Board of Senior Housing. In addition to his wife, he is survived by several cousins. Graveside services were Saturday at the Laurel Oak cemetery, under the direction of Hadley Funeral Home.

OAKES, Zachary Chase
1996-1996
Highland Sacred Gardens Cemetery, Sedalia, Pettis Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Zachary Chase Oakes, 2 1/2 months old, Sedalia, died Wednesday, January 3, 1996, at Western Missouri Medical Center in Warrensburg. He was born October 13, 1995, in Kansas City, the son of Bruce Oakes and Twila Griffin. He was a member of the Tebo Baptist Church at rural Clinton. He is survived by his parents, Bruce E. Oakes and Twila Dawn Griffin of Sedalia; his grandparents, Judy and Dale Oakes of Sedalia, Nancy and Rick Winn of Windsor, and Linda Griffin of Sedalia; great-grandmother Opal Weatherby, Windsor; great-grandparents, Max and Irene Oakes of Sedalia, Billy and Lillian Ulmer of Sedalia, and Charlie and Velma Johnson of Duquoin, Ill.; step-great-grandmother Raylene Winn of Clinton. Funeral services were Saturday, January 6, at Ewing Funeral Home with burial in Highland Sacred Gardens Cemetery, Sedalia.

OBANION, Ronald
1952-2011
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Nov 9 2011 - Ronald Obanion, 59, Clinton, died Tuesday, November 8, 2011 at Golden Valley Memorial Hospital, Clinton. Among survivors is his son, Josh Obanion of Clinton. Arrangements entrusted to Vansant-Mills Funeral Home and they are incomplete at this time.

OBERKROM, Patricia Ann "Pat" JOHNSON
1935-1997
Englewood Cemetery (O), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Patricia Ann (Pat) Oberkrom died Thursday, October 2, 1997, at her home in Clinton, at the age of 61 years, 11 months and 21 days. Pat was born October 11, 1935, in Burlington, Kansas, the daughter of Marvin and Helen Parkhurst Johnson. In 1939, at a young age, she came to the Clinton area and graduated from Clinton High School. Pat was united in marriage to Sam Oberkrom, who preceded her in death February 6, 1983. She worked for a number of years as a sales associate at Wal-Mart. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Clinton. She is survived by three sons, Barry Oberkrom, Shawnee, Kansas, Kent Oberkrom, Clinton, and John Oberkrom, Arlington, Texas; her mother, Helyn Johnson, Clinton; one brother, Mikel Johnson, Clinton and eight grandchildren. Graveside services were held Saturday, October 4, at Englewood Cemetery.

OBERMEIER, Carl Roland
1921-1998
Resurrection Cemetery Lenexa, Lenexa, Johnson Co, KS
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Carl Roland Obermeier died Wednesday, November 11, 1998, at Golden Valley Hospital in Clinton at the age of 77 years, nine months and 14 days. He was born January 27, 1921, in Kansas City, Kansas, the son of William and Louise (Hahner) Obermeier. He was a veteran of the U. S. Navy, serving during World War II. He was a graduate of Rockhurst College. On June 9, 1945, in Kansas City, he married Imogene "Jean" Davis, who preceded him in death July 9, 1996. He lived in the Kansas City area most of his life. He was a controller for Armco Steel and worked in Middletown, Ohio, from 1969 to 19777, returning to Kansas City in 1977 where he retired in 1982. He moved from Overland Park to Clinton in 1989. He was a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church of Clinton, the Henry County Historical Society, Knights of Columbus 1896 and was a volunteer at the Clinton Samaritan Center. Mr. Obermeier is survived by four daughters, Teresa Sterling, Houston, Texas, Carol Swindler, Porterville, California, Diane Wheeler, Garfield, Arkansas, Mary Jo "Jody" Claspill, Greenwood; three sons, James Obermeier, Spring, Texas, Louis Obermeier, Weatogue, Connecticut, Larry Obermeier, New Lenox, Illinois; one sister, Freda White, Overland Park, Kansas, and 18 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife Jean, and a grandson Brian Larson. Funeral mass was held Monday, November 16, at Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Overland Park, Kansas. Burial was in Resurrection Cemetery in Shawnee, Kansas.

OBERMEIER, Imogene Margaret "Jean" DAVIS
1924-1996
Resurrection Cemetery Lenexa, Lenexa, Johnson Co, KS
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Imogene Margaret "Jean" Davis Obermeier was born august 6, 1924, in Osage City, Kansas, the daughter of Merna Alonzo Davis and Mary Elizabeth Watson Davis. She died Tuesday, July 9, 1996, at the Golden Valley Memorial Hospital in Clinton at the age of 71. On June 9, 1945, in Kansas City, she was united in marriage to Carl Obermeier. Mrs. Obermeier moved to Clinton in 1989. She was a member of the Holy Rosary Catholic Church, the golden Valley Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, also, board and committee member of the Henry County Museum. She is survived by her husband Carl; four daughters, Teresa Sterling, Houston, Texas, Carol Swindler, Porterville, California, Diane Wheeler, Garfield, Arkansas, and Mary Jo "Jody" Claspill, Greenwood; three sons, James Obermeier, Spring Hill, Texas, Louis Obermeier, Weatogue, Connecticut, and Larry Obermeier, New Lenox, Illinois; 18 grandchildren, five brothers and two sisters. Funeral services were held Thursday, July 11, at Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Overland Park, Kansas. Burial was in the Resurrection Cemetery in Shawnee, Kansas.

OCHSNER, Caroline HOHM
1835-1907
Englewood Cemetery (O), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Sunday morning, Mrs. Caroline Ochsner died in the 72nd year of her age at her home on North Second, with dropsy. She was born in Germany and had been a resident of Clinton about 38 years. Her devoted husband, with two daughters, Mrs. R. Levy and Mrs. A. C. Magill, and stepdaughter Mrs. Carrie Bowmann, survive her. A member of the German Lutheran Church and dearly loved by a wide circle of friends.

ODELL, Mrs. John
n/a-1897
Bethlehem Cemetery, Bethlehem Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Terrible Death - Mrs. John Odell, wife of a miner at North Station, met a terrible death Monday. She had been to Clinton to do some trading and on her return home, she lit her pipe after leaving town. She soon discovered her dress on fire and jumped to the ground, rolling over and over, trying to extinguish the flames, but could not, and every bit of clothing was burned off. She was fearfully burned, but she got into her buggy and drove to a nearby house and secured some clothing and went on home where, after terrible suffering, she died in a short time. Her remains were taken to Bethlehem for burial.

ODLE, Calvin
1859-1937
Montrose Cemetery, Montrose, Deepwater Twp, Henry Co, MO
Montrose MO - Calvin Odle died at his home in Montrose, January 9. Calvin Odle, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Odle, was born in Ray County, Missouri, December 19, 1859. August 20, 1884, he was married to Mary C. Keeble at Teays Chapel. In 1901 they came to Montrose, where they have since resided. For 20 years he was associated with the J. D. Mann Grain Company and was a valuable assistant in the grain and elevator business. When this firm was dissolved by the death of Mr. Mann, he took the position of night watch at the Montrose Savings Bank and ably and efficiently performed his duties until two years ago, when he became ill. Sometime ago his condition became acute and Thursday his children were summoned to his bedside. Loving hearts and hands did all that could be done to relieve his suffering. Cal, as all knew him, was a familiar figure on the streets of Montrose and was loved by both old and young. He was especially fond of children and young people and every boy or girl in town called him by name and waved a greeting to him each time they saw him, be it many times a day. He was faithful and loyal to friends and true to the trust they reposed in him. Someone has said, "To have a friend, you must be a friend." Perhaps that is why Cal could count so many of his acquaintances as his friends. He was the father of five children. The older sons, Jess and Edd, died several years ago. Richard lives in Montrose; Mrs. Lela McKinney and Wade, Pittsburg, Kans. The widow, three children and four grandchildren are left to cherish his memory. All were present at the funeral to pay their last tribute of love and respect to the departed husband and father. The funeral was held at the home Monday, January 11. Burial in the Montrose cemetery.

ODLE, Clara B. LONG MYLAR
1914-2001
Englewood Cemetery (O), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, May 14 2001 - Clara B. Odle, daughter of Preston and Estella (Rombold) Long, was born April 15, 1914, in Missouri and died April 30, 2001, at the Houston N.W. Medical Center in Houston, Texas, at the age of 87 years. Clare was married to Kenneth Mylar, who preceded her in death. To this union one daughter, Karen, was born. Clara then married Marvin Buel Odle and he preceded her in death on March 1, 1974. Clare was also preceded in death by her daughter, Karen. She is survived by her son-in-law, Robin Dutton and three grandchildren, Marci, Holly and Brad Dutton, all of Houston, Texas. She is also survived by one sister, Ethel Clary and two sisters-in-law, Betty Long and Ruby Long, all of Clinton. Funeral services were held at the Vansant-Mills Chapel on Friday, May 4. Graveside services and burial were held at Englewood Cemetery Saturday.

ODLE, Clem Gray
1904-1979
Englewood Cemetery (O), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Clem Gray Odle, oldest son of John Henry and Annie Logan Odle, was born January 8, 1904, near Riverside, California and passed away October 8, 1979, at Golden Valley Memorial Hospital at the age of 75 years and nine months. In early manhood, he worked in Colorado and on the King Ranch in Texas. While in service during World War II, he married Myrtle M. Fowler March 31, 1944, and moved to Falmouth, Mass., where he finished his term of service and worked in Army camps another year. In the spring of 1946 they moved to a farm near Clinton, where they enjoyed their cattle, horses and chickens until ill health forced them to move to Clinton. He had spent the past three years in hospitals and nursing homes, where his wife tenderly cared for him daily. His parents, a sister, Gladys Michael, and a brother, Marvin Buel Odle, preceded him in death. He is survived by his wife, Myrtle; a brother, Harold Odle; a sister-in-law, Clara Odle; two nieces and four great-nieces and nephews. Funeral services were Wednesday, October 10, at the Consalus Chapel. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery.

ODLE, George William
1901-1988
Oaklawn Cemetery, Oakland, Pottawattamie Co, IA
George W. Odle, 87, a resident of 1209 East 8th Street in Atlantic, Iowa, passed away Sunday, November 20, 1988 at the Atlantic Care Center. The son of James William and Henrietta Nellie Scheele Odle, he was born June 10, 1901 at Coal, Mo., and was reared in Clinton, Mo. He attended the Coal Elementary school and was married to Imo Genevieve Reese on March 28, 1928 at Oakland, Iowa. At the age of 25 he moved with his wife to Iowa and lived and worked in the Atlantic area most of his life. He was a plumber and windmill repairman and was self-employed for 15 years, retiring in 1966. He was a member of First Church of Christ at Atlantic and was baptized in 1954 at Lewis. He is survived by his wife, Imo; two daughters, Marjorie A Schneider of Atlantic and Suzzette Rosetta of West Sacramento, Cal.; a son, James W. Odle of Milltown, Ind.; six grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; five step-grandchildren; 14 step-great grandchildren; three sisters; Opal Mueller of Carter Lake, Iowa, Ruby Johnson of Clinton, Mo, and Martha Johnson of Montrose, Mo.; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter in infancy, Levern Odle; and three sisters, Pearl Johnson, Leonna Dickie and Hilda McMillian. Roland's Funeral Service, Atlantic, Iowa.

ODLE, Henrietta Nellie SCHEELE
1872-1950
Bear Creek Cemetery, Bear Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Eye, Clinton MO, Thursday, Feb 16 1950 - Buried in Wedding Gown of 1897 - Mrs. Henrietta Odle, who died at 4:45 p.m. Monday, February 6, 1950, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Lewis Johnson, Montrose, was buried at Bear Creek Cemetery Thursday afternoon in her wedding gown of 53 years ago, fulfilling the wish of her late husband, who died in 1936. The wedding dress of Ivory cashmere had a full gored skirt with grosgrain ribbon bows on each gore. The tight bodice was embroidered in seed pearls and the leg o' mutton sleeves were fashioned to a point over the hand. The dress was preserved in tissue paper as pretty as the day it had been made - every stitch by hand in 1897. Mrs. Odle, mother of seven children, gained weight while younger but in her sunset years wore the same size dress as when a bride. On a number of occasions, when the family chanced to get the dress out to show a friend or for Mrs. Odle to model, Mr. Odle expressed the wish that Mrs. Odle wear it for her shroud and thus complete its earthly mission of service. Rev. Wilbur Gutridge brought comforting words to the large assemblage of kinspeople and friends at Bear Creek Church Thursday, Feb. 9, when this beloved mother was laid to rest in the nearby cemetery, by her grandsons: Willard, Harold and Ralph Johnson, Donald Mueller, Robert McMillian and Loyd Vernon Dickey. Vansant Funeral Home, Clinton, was in charge. Mrs. Odle lived among her six children, following the death of Mr. Odle, until last summer when she became bedfast from a pelvis fracture suffered in July at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Lewis Johnson and Mr. Johnson, Montrose. Helpless and unable to feed herself, but free from pain the past several months, Mrs. Odle slipped away in her sleep, closing the book on a useful life but never writing finis to the chapters embossed on the hearts of her children and friends. Mrs. Odle exemplified motherhood, loving to the point of sacrifice, and teaching life's greatest lessons by worthy example. Their home, not rich in worldly possessions, was bright with hospitality and the radiance of friendly sincerity which warms the soul. She was never too tired to do a friendly deed or to help in sickness and sorrow. She was a good cook and served her family with gladness, anticipating young appetites in the evening after school, with fresh lightbread on the oven door, sweet cream butter to "spread", hot sizzling doughnuts, stitch with sugar, and all knew where the great stone jar of hominy was kept and lad or lassie could "fill up" before helping with the chores or doing the odd jobs which teach youngsters responsibility in the home. The family studied the Sunday School lesson and they all piled in the wagon and attended prayer meeting or maybe a neighborhood party where old and young went -- and played together. Never was anyone turned away from the Odle home for Mr. Odle always knew there was plenty on the table and he could invite neighbor or stranger to "have a bite". Theirs was a happy home ruled with the priceless heritage of love. Mrs. Odle was born Feb. 28, 1872, at St. Louis, Mo. The family moved to Windsor when the deceased was quite young. There she grew to womanhood and was married. She was a member of the Presbyterian Church at Clinton, having moved her membership there the short time she resided in Clinton following Mr. Odle's death at Coal. Her married life was spent near coal, on a farm and there her seven children were born. One, Mrs. Loyd Dickey preceded her in death. The others are Mrs. Lewis Johnson, Montrose, Mrs. Carl McMillian, Deepwater; George Odle, Marne, Ia.; Mrs. Aaron Johnson, Appleton City; Mrs. Walter Johnson, Montrose; Mrs. Chester Mueller, Walnut, Ia. There are also 27 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, and an only sister, Mrs. Jim Hartle, Eagle, Co.

ODLE, Infant Boy
1929-1929
Montrose Cemetery, Montrose, Deepwater Twp, Henry Co, MO
Montrose Tidings, Montrose, MO - Mr. and Mrs. Richard Odle were stricken with grief last Wednesday by the death of an infant son, which died at birth. The child was born Wednesday evening and the funeral was conducted from the home. Interment was in the Montrose Cemetery last Sunday. The immediate members of the family were in attendance at the funeral and to offer solace to the bereaved parents. Those who were present at the funeral were Mrs. Odle's Mother, Mrs. Carter and children Oppie and Ruth Carter of Kansas City, Mr. and Mrs. Wade Odle of Pittsburg, Kansas and Mrs. Lee McKinney and two children, Donna Lois and Willard and Mr. and Mrs. Henry Carter and baby from Deepwater.

ODLE, James W.
1865-1936
Bear Creek Cemetery, Bear Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Eye, Clinton, MO, Apr 16 1936 - Many months of declining health was terminated Saturday, April 11, for James W. Odle, who died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Lewis Johnson, near Montrose. Mr. and Mrs. Odle went to their daughter's home about two months ago so they might be cared for, as both were in frail health. James W. Odle, son of John and Matilda Odle, was born January 21, 1865, at Fields Creek, northwest of Clinton. At an early age he was converted to the Christian faith and united with the Fields Creek church. The past several years he resided near Coal, where his friends were legion and he was held in high esteem by the entire community. Henrietta Scheele and Mr. Odle were united in marriage January 2, 1897, and they were given seven children. The youngest daughter, Mrs. Lloyd Dickey, preceded him in death in 1931. Surviving him besides his beloved wife are the following children: Mrs. Carl McMillian, Deepwater; George Odle, Atlantic, Iowa; Mrs. Aaron Johnson, Mrs. Walter Johnson and Mrs. Lewis Johnson, near Montrose; Mrs. Chester Mueller, Marne, Iowa; 25 grandchildren; a brother, Calvin, a half-sister and five half-brothers. All the children except the son, George, who was in an Iowa hospital, were present for the funeral. The funeral was conducted at Bear Creek church Monday.

ODLE, Myrtle Mefford FOWLER
1901-1981
Englewood Cemetery (O), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Myrtle Mefford Fowler Odle was born in Henry County on May 9, 1901 to Charles Fox Fowler and Mahala Ann Leonard Fowler and passed away at her home in Clinton on May 3, 1981. She was married to Clem Odle March 31, 1944 and moved to Falmouth, Mass., where he was in service. They lived there for two years, then moved to a farm near Clinton, where they enjoyed their livestock, and chickens until their health forced them to move to Clinton in 1976. She was a member of the Good Hope Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, Charles and Leonard, two sisters, Girtrude and Anna, and also her husband, Clem Odle. She is survived by a brother-in-law, Harold Odle; sister-in-law, Clara Odle, and nieces and nephews. Funeral services were Thursday, May 7, 1981 at the Consalus Chapel. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery.

ODLE, Richard Cordett
1892-1988
Montrose Cemetery, Montrose, Deepwater Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Eye, Clinton, MO - Richard Cordett Odle, son of Calvin and Mary Cumberland Odle, was born September 4, 1892, in Pleasant Gap, Mo. He passed away on January 17, 1988 at the Bates County Memorial Hospital in Butler at the age of 95 years, four months and 13 days. Dick lived all of his life in the Montrose area except his last two years when he resided at Medicalodge in Butler. He worked for the Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad for 38 years, and retired in 1952. He was a veteran of World War I, and was the last member of veterans from WWI in VFW Post 88290. He was a member of the United Presbyterian-Methodist Church, and the American Legion. Dick was preceded in death by his parents and wife, Bettie. He is survived by one daughter, Mozelle Clemmons of El Dorado Springs; two granddaughters; five great-grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaughter. Dick will be greatly missed by his family and friends. Funeral services were Tuesday, January 19, at Eckhoff Hill in Appleton City. Burial was in Montrose Cemetery, Montrose, Mo.

ODNEAL, Helen M. MERRYFIELD
1922-2005
Laurel Oak Cemetery (O), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Oct 10 2005 - Helen M. Odneal, 83, Windsor, died Friday morning, October 7, 2005, at Saint Luke's South Hospital in Overland Park, Kansas. She was born July 26, 1922, in Windsor, the daughter of Orlo Ellsworth Merryfield and Anna (Abington) Merryfield. On January 2, 1947, in Paola, Kansas, she married William Lee Odneal, who died December 13, 1979. She worked at the United Telephone Comp[any for several years and also was secretary at the Windsor High School for almost 20 years. She was a member of the Windsor United Methodist Church, the church choir and several bridge clubs. Survivors include her son Dr. William J. Odneal, Ste. Genevieve; two daughters, Sally Armstrong, Windsor, and Susan Smith, Overland Park, Kansas; nine grandchildren, Megan, Ryan, Patrick, Sean, Jared, Alex, Katie, Andrew and Kristin; two brothers, Lloyd E. Merryfield and Bill A. Merryfield, both of Windsor, and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by two sisters, Alta Cooper and Louise Humphrey. Funeral services were Monday, October 10, at Windsor United Methodist Church. Burial was in Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

ODOM, Moses Allen
1851-1918
Woodrow Cemetery, Cincinnati Twp, Tazewell Co, IL
Old Pekin Resident Dies Sunday Morning - Moses Allen Odom died at 8:30 Sunday morning (June 9 1918), at his home, 1001 Henrietta Street, after an illness due to paralysis. Deceased was a son of Elijah and Martha Browning Odom and was born in Henry County, Missouri on May 22, 1851. He was married to Margaret Crooks in Missouri on May 9, 1872. He came to this state more than forty years ago and had resided in Pekin for a number of years. He was a member of the English M.E. church, the Modern Woodmen and the court of Honor, and was highly regarded among his acquaintances. His death will be deeply mourned in the family circle and wherever he was known. Mr. and Mrs. Odom were the parents to the following children: William Odom, Kansas City; Mrs. Myrtle Best, deceased; Mrs. Millie Catlin, Stafford, Ill.; Mrs. Ida May Cummings, Pekin; and Robert Lee, deceased. He is also survived by the following brothers and sisters: Mrs. Anna Hofer, Vancouver, British Columbia; Mrs. Mattie Derringer, Montrose, Mo.; and Edward Odom, Colorado. There are eleven surviving grandchildren. The funeral will be held from the residence Tuesday and from the Woodrow church. Commitment will be at the Woodrow cemetery and the services at the grave will be in charge of the Woodmen.

OECHSLI, Rudolph
1836-1902
Laurel Oak Cemetery (O), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
At Rest - Again the Angel of Death has entered our community and claimed for his victim our friend and brother, Rudolph Oechsli. On Saturday October the 18th 1902, at 9:45 pm, the Master's call: It is enough, come home - came to him, and our brother passed away peacefully, and his soul bade farewell to this Earth, and on joyful wings took its flight to the beautiful land beyond, to be forever with Jesus. His suffering in the last few weeks was great and intense, but he put his trust in Jesus, and endured it patiently, never murmuring or complaining; at last his suffering is all over, the conflict is ended, the victory is won, and the angels carried him away to his immortal home. Rudolph Oechsli was born the 25th day of March 1836, in Canton Bern, Switzerland where he was educated and grew to manhood. In 1855 he bade farewell to the land of his childhood days and came to America, first settling in the state of Ohio, where he lived until 1859 when he came west and located at Warsaw, Benton County, MO. In 1861 he moved to Sedalia and in 1870 he came to Windsor and has lived in and near here ever since. Bro. Oechsli was converted in 1886, and united with the Evangelical Church at Zion and was always faithful and liberal in supporting the cause of Christ. We know whereof we speak as for 20 years the writer has associated with the departed and many times did we meet and worship together in the little Church and we know how he delighted to sing God's praise with us. Now he sings with the redeemed ones in the Father's home on high. He was married to Maddie Rode (errata: "Rolli") in 1859. Seven children were born to them, five sons and two daughters. The two daughters preceded him to the better land. He leaves his faithful companion to mourn over the loss of a kind and faithful husband. His sons, John and George of Montana, Harry of Washington, and Frank and Charley of Windsor mourn the loss of an affectionate father. Two brothers and two sisters are left to mourn the loss of their brother. May they all be reunited on the shores of eternal bliss. Monday morning, October the 20th, his many friends and neighbors met at his late residence in Windsor to pay the last tribute of respect to the departed one. A quartet sang several hymns and then we followed his remains to their last resting place in Laurel Oak Cemetery where he was tenderly laid away, where he will sleep till the glorious resurrection morning. Good-by and farewell Bro. Oechsli. Ruhe in Frieden.

OECHSLI, Zelma Lee PICKERILL
1921-2007
Laurel Oak Cemetery (O), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Zelma Lee Oechsli, 85, Warrensburg, Missouri, formerly of Windsor, Mo., died Sunday, April 22, 2007, at her home in Warrensburg. She was born September 19, 1921, in Windsor, the daughter of Darius Fisher Pickerill and Nellie Ellen (Gordon) Pickerill. On May 28, 1939, she married Clifford Oechsli, who preceded her in death March 11,1994. Zelma Lee graduated from Windsor High School. Zelma Lee and Clifford owned and operated a grocery store, in Windsor, for many years and then worked at the former Citizens Bank of Windsor until their retirement in 1980, when they moved to John Knox Village in Lee's Summit, Mo. She was a member of the John Knox Village Church and choir. She enjoyed singing in several performance musical groups, at John Knox, and was an active volunteer within John Knox Village. She moved to Warrensburg in 2005 to be near her family and transferred her church membership to the First Christian Church, Disciples of Christ, in Warrensburg. She was a past member of The Order of Eastern Star. Survivors include her daughter, Donna Elliott and son-in-law, Larry Elliott, Warrensburg; 2 granddaughters, Nancy Huff, Warrensburg, Stacy Elliott, St. Louis, Mo.; 3 great-grandchildren, Christopher Huff, Benjamin Huff and Anna-Elizabeth Huff, all of Warrensburg; two nephews, 2 nieces and several cousins. In addition to her husband, Zelma Lee was preceded in death by her parents and 2 brothers, Harold Pickerill and Darius F. Pickerill, Jr. Graveside services will be Thursday, April 26, at Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

OESTREICH, Archie E.
1912-2000
Edgewood Cemetery, Chillicothe, Livingston Co, MO
Clinton Daily Democrat, Mar 2 2000 - Archie E. Oestreich, 87, Chillicothe, died at Hedrick Medical Center, Chillicothe, on Wednesday, March 1, 2000. He was born July 9, 1912, the son of John H. and Emma B. (Adelman) Oestreich in Salisbury. On January 23, 1937, at Carrollton, he married Velma C. Henderson of Salisbury. She survives of the home. He moved to Chillicothe in the early 1930s to work for the new Chillicothe Ice Plant. In 11936, he started employment with Brownfield and Bird Candy Company as a salesman. After the candy company closed in 1956, he purchased the Uptown Package Shop which he operated until he sold it with the intention of retirement in 1976. Finding that he was not ready to retire, in 1976 he contracted with the Thomas Murphy Company as an advertising specialties salesman which he continued until failing health forced retirement in 1996. He was a member of the Friendship Lodge Number 89 AF&AM and a York Rite member of that Lodge. He was a member of the Chillicothe Shrine Club, Molia Shrine Temple St. Joseph, and the Chillicothe Elks Number 2770. He was a member of the United Methodist Church in Chillicothe. He is survived by two sons and a daughter-in-law, Darrell Oestreich and wife Paulette, Overland Park, Kansas, and Ivan Oestreich, Clinton; six grandchildren; a sister-in-law Alethia Oestreich of Tucson, Arizona, and a nephew, Elmo Oestreich, Omaha, Nebraska. Funeral services will be at the Chillicothe United Methodist Church Saturday. Burial will be in Edgewood Cemetery, Chillicothe.

OESTREICH, Velma C.
1911-2001
Edgewood Cemetery, Chillicothe, Livingston Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Dec 13 2001 - Velma C. Oestreich, 90, Chillicothe, died Wednesday, December 12, 2001, at Indian Hills Residential Center. She was married 63 years to Archie Oestreich who died March 1, 2000. Survivors include two sons and a daughter-in-law, Ivan Oestreich of Clinton and Darrell and Paulette Oestreich of Kansas City; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be Saturday, December 15, at the United Methodist Church in Chillicothe. Burial will be in Edgewood Cemetery.

OFFIELD, Rowdy M.
1946-2009
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Nov 10 2009 - Rowdy M. Offield, 63, Calhoun, died Friday, November 6, 2009, in Calhoun. Rowdy was born June 6, 1946, in Independence, the son of Merle and Maxine (Roach) Offield. He proudly served in the United States Army and fought in the Vietnam War. Rowdy drove a truck for Yellow Freight for 39 years, loved to travel and enjoyed spending time with his family. He is survived by his father Merle Offield of Kansas City; four sons, Stephen Coombes and his wife Magaly of Beaumont, Texas, Rowdy Offield Jr. of Independence, Todd Offield and wife Linda, Texarkana, Arkansas, and Justin Offield of Coweta, Oklahoma; three brothers, Danny Martin, Rodney Offield and his wife Debbie, Stover, and Randy Offield; five sisters, Connie Briggs and her husband Richard, Carlotta Cobb and her husband Fred, Trina Hahn, Tonya Offield and Robin Offield, and five grandchildren. His mother Maxine Offield, and brothers Roger Offield and Jerry Martin, preceded him in death. Funeral services will be Thursday, November 12, at Consalus Funeral Home, Clinton. Interment at Calhoun Cemetery.

OFFIELD, Virginia Opal PYEATT
1912-2003
Osceola Cemetery, Osceola, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jul 16 2003 - Virginia Offield, 90, Osceola, died Tuesday, July 15, 2003, at Big Spring Care Center, Humansville. Graveside services will be Friday, July 18, at Osceola Cemetery.

OGAN, Zadith SULLIVAN
1870-1929
Montrose Cemetery, Montrose, Deepwater Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Mrs. Ogan at Rest - Zadith Sullivan was born in Illinois April 10, 1870, daughter of P. H. and Mary Margaret Sullivan. Died at her home near Montrose, July 29, 1929. She came with her parents to Missouri in early childhood. She was married to George Ogan, March 2, 1892. To this union two daughters were born - Mrs. Ray Graham, of Montrose, and Mrs. Ralph Angle, of Clinton. she is survived by her husband, two daughters, two grandchildren - Mary Virginia and George Ogan Angle; father and two brothers - Beecher and Bert Sullivan, Montrose, and a host of friends. She was of Methodist faith, always being a great believer in honesty and integrity. She had been in failing health for over two years, but always kept a cheerful disposition and was so appreciative of everything done for her. She loved flowers and spent many happy hours with them. She was devoted to her family, always thinking and planning for their good and looking ahead for the future happiness of her grandchildren. She certainly appreciated the visits and tokens of love of a host of kind friends during her last illness.

OGG, Clara RUCKEL
1907-2007
Parker-Gregg Cemetery, Creighton, Johnson Co, MO
Harrisonville, Cass Co, MO - Clara was born December 8, 1907 near Creighton, Missouri, the daughter of Clarence Henry and Clara Belva (Little) Ruckel. She departed this life March 16, 2007 in Harrisonville, Missouri. Clara attended Highland School and high school at Garden City, Missouri. Her education continued with a Bachelor of Science in Education from Central Missouri State College and graduate work at the University of Missouri and Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado. Clara taught school for 25 years in the Creighton and Richmond, Missouri areas. On December 22, 1944, Clara married J. Carney Ogg, a Richmond farmer. After his death in 1954, she became a Home Economist with the University Missouri Extension Service in Albany and Savannah, Missouri. Clara retired to Harrisonville, Missouri and became involved in club work and community organizations such as: Community Betterment Association, United Way, Red Cross, Cass Medical Center Auxiliary and the Cass County Historical Society. She was active in the Mary Sibley Chapter DAR, Federated Women's Club, Cass County Retired Teachers Association, National Association of Federal Employees and the United Methodist Church. She received the Woman of the Year award in both Harrisonville and Albany. Clara was often recognized for her work in various organizations. She felt it necessary to keep busy and always had a calendar filled up. Clara enjoyed traveling as she went to all 50 states, Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean and the British Isles. Special trips were made with her three sisters. These trips were entitled “The Flight of the Hens”. Family was important to Clara. She took pride in her nieces and nephews and the events in their lives. She was know as Aunt Kay to them. Clara was a talented person with skills in painting, sewing and cooking. Family members cherish her china painting pieces. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband; two sisters, Mary Koch and Harriett Jenkins; a step-daughter, Jean Ogg; a niece Rae Ann Sitzes; nephews, Robert and Jacob Sitzes. She is survived by her sister, Rachel Sitzes, Sikeston, Missouri; nephews, J.R. Koch, Creighton, Missouri, Jerry Jenkins, Garden City, Missouri and Edward Sitzes, Bracketville, Texas, nieces Mary Carol Thornburg, Creighton, Missouri and Susan McDonald, Eagle River, Alaska; 17 great-nieces and nephews; 21 great-great-nieces and nephews; other relatives and many friends. Funeral services were held Monday, March 19, 2007 at the Dickey Funeral Home, Harrisonville, Missouri with interment in the Parker Cemetery near Creighton, Missouri.

OGG, Thomas William, Judge
1857-1934
Englewood Cemetery (O), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Judge Thomas W. Ogg died at his home at the corner of Grand River and Sixth streets at four a.m. Friday, March 2, with heart trouble and complications. He had been in failing health for the past two years and bedfast for several months. Thomas W. Ogg was born November 24, 1857, in Richmond, Madison county, Kentucky. As a young man he came with his parents to Howard county, Mo., where he received his education. His father died when he was young, and as a young man of 18 Judge Ogg took charge of the farm. He was a progressive farmer and supremely interested in the work. His farm was always kept up to a high state of cultivation and he specialized in high grade livestock. At his death he owned 120 acres of the original home farm in Bethlehem township, over which he kept careful supervision. Judge Ogg served his county faithfully and efficiently as associate judge eight years, then as presiding judge four years. In 1912 he was elected county treasurer and served four years. He was also on the Clinton township board and served as treasurer. His official career was one of which to be proud. Endowed with all the qualities of a natural leader, Judge Ogg made each term of office he held an outstanding success. During his term as county treasurer there was never a penny unaccounted for and his books always balanced. It was during his term as county judge that the old railroad bonds were paid off and Henry county staged one of the greatest celebrations ever held. Judge Ogg made four campaigns for county office and was never defeated. A close guardian of the public's money, Judge Ogg looked first to the welfare of the community and promoted the spirit of progress among the people of Henry county. He was a road enthusiast and many of the excellent hard-surfaced and graveled roads in this township are largely due to his thrift and industry as he utilized the natural resources in the construction of the roads. The paving around the square was also one of the notable accomplishments made during the term of Judge Ogg as county judge. Educated principally in the school of experience, nevertheless, he was a constant student and read extensively so that he was able to talk on a diversity of subjects. Progressive in his ideas and actions, Judge Ogg stirred the people of the county to action. As a result the county business was placed upon a more substantial plane and readjusted, setting a good example for following administrations. He was united in marriage with Miss Frances Josephine Massey, October 11, 1901. She survives with his sister, Mrs. Mattie Gaines, who has always lived at his home. He has a half-brother, Jabe Dooley, who lives eight miles north of Clinton, and a half-sister, Mrs. Fannie Stanley, who lives in Battle Creek, Michigan. Judge Ogg was converted in his youth and united with the Christian Church, belonging to Freedom many years. He was an elder in the Christian Church and held many of the official capacities. For a number of years he was president of the Henry County Sunday School Association. He was a member of the Elks and Masonic Lodges for many years. The funeral was conducted at the Christian Church Sunday afternoon. Burial was in Englewood.

OLDAKER, Robert C.
1953-1999
Englewood Cemetery (O), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 19 2000 - Robert Oldaker, 46, Clinton, died December 26, 1999, at his home. Survivors include his mother, Onia Oldaker, Sheldon; two brothers, Arnold and Emory Oldaker, and one sister. Funeral services will be held Thursday at Englewood Cemetery. Sickman-Dunning Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

OLDERT, William "Bill"
1917-2008
Maple Park Cemetery, Springfield, Green Co, MO
Bill Oldert, 90, of rural Windsor, Missouri, died Friday morning, April 4, 2008, at his home. He was born September 7, 1917, in Lacy, Iowa, the son of Henry Bernard Oldert and Grace (VanDyke) Oldert. On April 7, 1942, in Hollandale, Minnesota, he married Ruby Christina Ditlevson, who preceded him in death on October, 11, 1998. While living in Minnesota, Bill farmed, raising potatoes, onions and sugar beets. He later owned and operated a laundry mat, for several years, in Austin, MN. After moving around the country, Bill settled, with his family, in Springfield, MO, where he owned and operated a carpet and upholstery cleaning business for over 30 years. Bill moved to Windsor in 2003, to live with his daughter Cynthia and her family. He was an active member of the First Baptist Church, Windsor. Survivors include 3 sons, Gary William Oldert, Owanka, South Dakota; Lee Anthony Oldert and Kenneth Neil Oldert, both of Avondale, Arizona; 2 daughters, Cynthia Sue Lowe, Windsor, Missouri; Kristie Kay Newton, Dallas, Texas; 7 grandsons, 1 granddaughter; 3 great-grandchildren; a half-brother, Edward Oldert, state of Texas; 2 half-sisters, Aletha Kosche, and Pearl Potts, state of Texas. In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by a brother, Hein Oldert; a sister, Bertha Jacobson and a half-sister, Hazel Goodchild. Funeral services will be Friday, April 11, at the First Baptist Church, Windsor. Burial will be in the Maple Park Cemetery, Springfield, Mo.

OLDHAM, Austin W.
1833-1905
Englewood Cemetery (O), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Missouri, Jul 15 1905 - A. W. Oldham, one of Henry county's pioneers, died at his home on South Orchard Saturday with old age. He was 72, born on May 23, 72 years ago in Ohio, and came to Clinton before we had a railroad. His aged companion is left to mourn his loss, together with a son, D. A. Oldham, and daughter Mrs. Alice Fritts, living in St. Clair county. A member of the M. E. Church and for about a half century, had been a member of the IOOF, which was in charge of the funeral. Services were at his home but the funeral will be preached later.

OLDHAM, William Jewell Rev.
1923-2008
Greenlawn Memorial Gardens, Springfield, Greene Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jun 13 2008 - Rev. William J. Oldham, formerly of Clinton, died on June 10, 2008, in Louisburg, Kansas. He was preceded in death by his parents, sisters and his wife of 56 years, Joanne C. Oldham. He pastored churches in Missouri, West Virginia and Ohio. He is survived by three daughters, Suzanne an Walter Dotson of Bucyrus, Kansas, Sara and Richard Barnett of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Kate Oldham of Ceredo, west Virginia; one granddaughter, Erin and Gregg Lee of Sapulpa, Oklahoma; one great-granddaughter Caitlin Lee; a special niece, Linda and Don Neel of Indianapolis, Indiana, and their children, Scott, Melissa and Bill Boyer. Services will be in the chapel at University Heights Baptist Church, Springfield, on Tuesday, June 17. A private graveside service will take place at Greenlawn Cemetery, immediately following the service.

OLIPHANT, Artie Joseph
1881-1951
Urich Cemetery, Bogard Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Eye, Thursday, Aug 2 1951 - Clinton and Henry County friends were distressed by the news of the death of Joe Oliphant on July 25 at his home on Highway 35, near Clinton, where he had been ill for some time, becoming bedfast in March of this year. Lovingly cared for by his wife and daughter, Mrs. Kenneth Geer, he faced his condition and suffering with a fine courage and never a word of complaint that might have burdened his family heavier. The visits of many friends and kinspeople, especially his grandchildren, were the highlights of his days and his warm handshake and smile were bestowed on friend or stranger alike, revealing the sincerity of his interest in people that had been characteristic of his life. Artie Joseph Oliphant, son of Samuel Joseph and Rebecca Jane Moody Oliphant, was born Nov. 4, 1881, at Warrensburg, Mo. One of a family of eight he was reared there and as a young man went into business in Kansas City. Prior to his coming to Clinton in 1939, he operated a restaurant in Garden City. He opened the Oliphant restaurant in Clinton, today Smitty's west side of the square, where for five years he was a familiar and popular figure. Pleasing his customers and making friends, he was really missed when he sold his business and retired to the quieter life of his farm where his yard and garden reflected his care. When his health began to fail he spent long hours in the out-of-doors and the wave and greeting of passersby were always acknowledged. Surviving this good man, fine husband and father are his wife of the home; one daughter, Mrs. Geer of Clinton; and two grandchildren, Larry Arthur and Karen Ruth; also one sister, Mrs. Ab Fisher of Urich. Funeral services were conducted at the Vansant Funeral Home July 27 and the body was laid to rest in Urich Cemetery. Pall bearers were C. S. and Keith Hartzler, John Oliphant, A. O. Fisher, Glen Shaw and Sterling Goodard, his nephews.

OLIPHANT, Joseph Barney
1893-1961
Englewood Cemetery (O), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Urich-Montrose Herald Tidings, Aug 4 1961 - Last rites for J. B. Oliphant, 68, of 516 East Lincoln St., a Clinton carpenter who died July 23 at Clinton General Hospital, were conducted Tuesday, July 25, at Consalus Funeral Home. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery. Joseph Barney Oliphant was born March 28, 1893, in Bates County, the second eldest of eight children of Oscar William and Hattie Ann Middaugh Oliphant, two brothers preceding him in death. When a small child he moved with his family to the Urich and Hartwell communities where he grew to manhood. A few years were then spent in Kansas where he met and married Laura Carbah on Oct. 9, 1922. He had worked in the salt mines in Kansas then turned to carpentering as his life's work. After a short residence in Kansas he and his wife came to Clinton which since had been the home. A son, Joseph Junior, now of Wichita, Kan., blessed this union. When a young man he united with the Urich Christian Church. A devoted husband and father, Mr. Oliphant delighted in his home and family, his vegetable and flower gardens. He took great pride in looking after cattle for Henry Frederick Poague, deriving much pleasure from the animals. He also was an avid hunter and fisherman. In March of 1960 Mr. Oliphant suffered a heart attack which forced him into a semi-retirement. On May 15 he again was stricken and since was hospitalized until he succumbed. Besides his wife and son he leaves three grandchildren whom he adored; a brother, Frank, Clinton; four sisters, Mrs. Rhetta Hart, Picher, Okla., Mrs. Chester (Vina) Russell, Williams, Ore., Mrs. Earl (Viola) Hodges, Vacaville, Calif., Mrs. Francis (Jessie) Akers, Clinton; an aunt, Mrs. Josie Cowan, Ventura, Calif.; many other relatives and friends.

OLIVER, Mildred Lucille LARSEN POTTS
1909-2005
Hermann City Cemetery, Hermann, Gasconade Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Mar 4 2005 - Mildred Lucille Oliver, 95, died February 10 at Clinton Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Clinton. She had been a resident there for the past 12 years. Mildred was born November 4, 1909 in Tabor, Iowa, to Peter Quist and Gertrude Friis Larsen. She had four brothers and two sisters. On July 15, 1928, Mildred was married to Robert Beard Potts. Five children were born of this marriage, Robert, Shirley and Peggy Sue Gatzemeyer, Clinton. Two baby boys died at birth. Robert Beard Potts died April 14, 1953. Mildred was married to B. Frank Oliver on June 2, 1967. Frank died in June 1969. Mildred was a member of Holy Rosary Church in Clinton. She also belonged to the White Shrine in Jefferson City and the Order of the Eastern Stars in Hermann. She was a life member of the VFW in Clinton. Mildred started her first job as a telephone operator and continued in this field for many years. Later she became a clerk/bookkeeper for Missouri Power and Light in Hermann and then moving to Linn where she retired at 65. Survivors include her son Robert and his wife Shirley Potts, Warrensburg; daughter Shirley Oetterer of Villa Ridge and daughter Peggy and son-in-law Maurice Gatzemeyer of Clinton; eight grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Preceding her in death were two grandchildren, Byron Todd and Duane Edward. Mildred loved music and after moving to Clinton joined the Clinton Senior Syncopator Band and played music many places with them. She would spend hours searching through her music for songs for them to play and sing. Mary Johnson and Mildred also played several places together sharing their talents. She also wrote poetry and had one poem that was put to music and a record made of it. Two of her poems were published in Ideals magazine. Mildred suffered from Alzheimer's and through this long journey there were many, many people who helped her through this time. Thank you seems so little to say for so much that was done. Funeral Mass was held at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Clinton, Saturday, February 12. Graveside services and interment was held in the Hermann City Cemetery, Hermann.

OLSEN, Myrtle L. STRICKLAND
1934-1997
Memorial Park Cemetery, St. Petersburg, Pinellas Co, FL
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Myrtle Strickland Olsen, 62, St. Petersburg, Florida, died Sunday, January 12, 1997, following a long illness. She was born near Deepwater, attending schools in Appleton City and Lowry City. She is survived by her husband Jan, of the home; her mother Opal Strickland; one daughter Chris Lingelbach and husband Jim, and their children, Jennifer, Tamara and J.C.; a sister and brother, Nina Bertolini of St. Petersburg and Glen H. Strickland of Atlanta. Locally survivors include an uncle and aunt, Gene Strickland of Deepwater and Ruth Gilkey of Clinton, and cousins, Kay Parks, Bill Gilkey of Clinton and June Stoneking of Lee's Summit. Graveside services will be Friday, January 17, at Memorial Park Cemetery in St. Petersburg.

OLSON, Alice F. HAMMOND
1924-2005
Englewood Cemetery (O), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 15 2005 - Alice F. Olson, 80, Sweet Springs, formerly of Clinton, died Tuesday, April 12, 2005, at Fitzgibbon Hospital, Marshall. Memorial graveside services will be held Wednesday, April 20, at Englewood Cemetery. She was born November 19, 1924, in Clinton, daughter of Lee and Elizabeth Lucas Hammond. She married William Olson, who preceded her in death. She worked for the Jones Store Company as a cosmetic manager for over 20 years. Her parents and 13 siblings also preceded her in death. Survivors include her children, Nicholas Olson and wife Katherine, Copper Canyon, Texas, and Brenda Cosgrove and husband Stephen, Sweet Springs; four grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

OLSON, Elling "Swede"
1907-1995
Monrovia Cemetery, Effingham, Atchison Co, KS
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Clinton friends have learned of the death of former resident Elling "Swede" Olson, on Monday, March 13, 1995, at Boone County Hospital in Columbia. Funeral arrangements are pending. Cremation. Mr. Olson was a pharmacist at Watkin's Drug Store on the east side of the square at one time. After the store closed, he traveled for a drug company and later lived in Columbia, where he worked at Boone County Hospital. He would have been 88 this year. Survivors include his wife Betty, also a son, Larry Olson and seven grandchildren.

OLSON, Joan A. LAMPE
1943-1998
Saint Pauls Lutheran Cemetery, Concordia, Lafayette Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Joan A. Olson, 54, Warrensburg, died Friday, May 29, at Western Missouri Medical Center in Warrensburg. She was born November 21, 1943, at Marshall, the daughter of Henry Herman and Esther Elizabeth (Kessler) Lampe. She was married to Larry Olson on October 13, 1972. She was a member of the Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Warrensburg. She had been a member of Mary Martha Guild, and served as treasurer and member of the Church Altar Guild. She also served as treasurer of the church. She was officer and director for the Bankers Education alliance, a 1966 graduate of the Lafayette County Leaders 2000. She served as secretary of Concordia Chamber of Commerce, and member of the LWML and past member of the Concordia Community Chorus. She was executive vice president of the Concordia Bank from 1992 to the present. She began her career with the Concordia Bank in 1961. She h ad been a Concordia resident until moving to Warrensburg in 1972 where she has been a resident for the past 26 years. She was a graduate of Concordia High School, Class of 1961. She is survived by one daughter, Elizabeth Joan Olson of Warrensburg; three sisters, Phyllis Embree and husband Dale, Blue Springs, Betty Harfield of Concordia and Sandy Slayton and husband Jim of Urich; three nieces and one nephew. She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Clark, and one nephew, Samuel Harfield. Funeral services were Monday, June 1, at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Concordia. Burial was in St. Paul's Lutheran Cemetery, Concordia.

OLWINE, Margaret KYD
1914-2010
Green Ridge Cemetery, Green Ridge, Pettis Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 5 2010 - Margaret K. Olwine, 95, Independence, died Friday, April 2, 2010, at the Villages of Jackson Creek, Independence. She was born June 13, 1914, in Green Ridge, the daughter of John Bailey Kyd and Eula Mae (Hollenbeck) Kyd. In 1938, at Silver Springs, Maryland, she married Richard Edward Olwine, who preceded her in death in 1963. Mrs. Olwine was a journalist working for the Kansas City Star, retiring after over 20 years of service. She traveled the world as a journalist and had been selected Woman Journalist of the Year while working for the Star and was also chosen to interview the former President Harry S. Truman. She loved gardening and had earned the title of Master Gardener. Survivors include a brother Thad Kyd, Charlotte, North Carolina; five nieces, Vivian Kyd, Margaret Kyd-Frucht, Lisa Kyd-Frucht, Cathy Kyd-Stroud and Linda B. Kyd; six great-nephews and great-nieces; several cousins and also her close friends, Jess and Jack Layman. Graveside services were Monday, April 5, at the Green Ridge Cemetery, Green Ridge.

ONIONS, Richard Dean
1953-1993
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Richard Dean Onions, 39, Kansas City, Kansas, died Wednesday, April 14, 1993, at the home. Services will be private. Mr. Onions was born in Kansas City, Kansas, and lived in Clinton from 1971 until he returned to Kansas City, Kansas, in 1985. He was a security guard for more than five years. Survivors include three brothers, Robert A. Onions, Colcord, Okla., Thomas L. Onions, Merriam, and John D. Onions, Kansas City, Kansas, and five sisters, Joan Kenslow, Belton, Laura Gochenour, Janet Robinson and Deborah Copenhaver of Kansas City, Kansas, and Barbara Lusher, Overland Park.

ONWILER, Allen Streeter
1889-1966
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Allen Streeter Onwiler, 77, Windsor, died Friday at 9:15 p.m. at Resthaven, Windsor. He was born April 11, 1889 near Calhoun, son of the late Joseph & Mary Onwiler. He grew up in Henry County and on Feb. 28, 1912 he was married to Mary Frances Brown also of Calhoun. They were the parents of two sons. Mr. Onwiler was a member of the Calhoun Christian Church. Besides his parents he was preceded in death by an infant son, Howard, and by his wife, Jan. 18, 1963. He is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Glen Onwiler, Windsor, one granddaughter, Glenna Faye Onwiler, Kansas City, Ks; two sisters, Miss Stella Jackson, Calhoun; and Mrs. Lily Anders, Clinton. Funeral services will be held at the Calhoun Christian Church.

ONWILER, Brian Dale
abt 1968-2008
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 21 2008 - Brian Dale Onwiler, 40, Clinton, died Friday, April 18, 2008, at the Western Missouri Medical Center in Warrensburg. His wishes were to be cremated with no services and his ashes taken to Maui, Hawaii, where he had previously made his home. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Edwin and Dorothy Onwiler; his maternal grandparents, Walter and Marie Milam, and one uncle, Jerry L. Milam. He is survived by his parents David M. Onwiler Sr. and wife Marilyn L. (Milam) Onwiler; one brother David M. Onwiler Jr. and wife Melinda, all of Clinton; three uncles, Dale F. Milam and wife Peggy of Chesterfield, South Carolina, Edwin E. Onwiler Jr. of Kansas City, Larry Onwiler and wife Cathy of Lee's Summit; a great-aunt Frances Patrick of Urich; cousins, Kim Erickson, Stephen Milan and wife Leneen, Robert Milam, all of Melbourne, Australia; his faithful dog Kena, and numerous friends he left behind in Maui.

ONWILER, Edwin E. Sr.
1919-1993
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Edwin E. Onwiler Sr., son of George Washington and Mabel Martin Onwiler, was born June 22, 1919, in Urich, and passed away June 9, 1993, at Veteran's Hospital, Columbia. He attended school in the Urich and Creighton areas. On November 23, 1940, he married Dorothy Hewitt. He served in the National Guard with the 128th Field Artillery and later served in the U.S. army, serving in the European-African-Middle Eastern Theater. He went to work for the Missouri Power and Light in Clinton and in 1951 it was bought bout by Missouri Public Service, which he continued to work for until he retired in 1981. He was a member of the First Baptist Church, Clinton, the Disabled American Veterans and the American Legion. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Dorothy, on November 24, 1990, and one sister. He is survived by three sons, Edwin E. Onwiler Jr. of Kansas City, David Onwiler and Larry Onwiler, both of Lee's Summit; one daughter, Mary Ann Arney, Lee's Summit; two brothers, Martin Onwiler, San Juan, Texas, and Kenneth Onwiler, Calhoun; two sisters, Evangeline Depew, Urich, and Jean George, Springfield, as well as nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the Vansant-Mills Chapel, Friday, June 11, 1993. Burial was in the Calhoun Cemetery.

ONWILER, Joseph Martin
1911-1996
Urich Cemetery, Bogard Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - A former resident of the Calhoun and Urich areas died December 25, 1996, at his home in San Juan, Texas, after a lingering illness. Joseph Martin Onwiler, son of the late George and Mable Martin Onwiler, was born July 21, 1911, in Calhoun. He lived in Hastings, Nebraska until his retirement. He leaves his wife Kay of the Home; two daughters, Audrey and Marlene, and one son Harold; a brother Kenneth Onwiler, Calhoun; two sisters, Evangeline Depew, Urich, and Jean (Mrs. Alfred) George, Springfield; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one sister Ruth Munday, and one brother Edwin Onwiler.

ONWILER, Kenneth Dale
1944-2013
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jul 1 2013 - Kenneth Dale Onwiler, 69, Springfield, died Saturday, June 1, 2013, at St. Luke's North, North Kansas City. Kenneth was born April 15, 1944, in Urich, the son of Kenneth Lee and Geraldine (Windmiller) Onwiler. He served in the U.S. Navy for 9 1/2 years. Kenneth worked for Monsanto as an electrical and maintenance foreman for 25 years, retiring in 1996. He was a member of the Calhoun Masonic Lodge. He was preceded in death by his parents. Survivors include his wife, Janis of the home; two sons, Darren Onwiler (Julie) of Edwardsville, Illinois, and Justin Onwiler (Sadie) of Overland Park, Kansas; two brothers, Dennis Lee Onwiler (Elsie) of Calhoun and Dwayne Onwiler (Jo Ann) of Leeton; as well as three grandchildren, Dylan Onwiler, Haley Onwiler and Gibson Onwiler. Funeral services were held Tuesday, June 4, at Vansant-Mills, Chapel, Clinton. Interment was Calhoun Cemetery. Military honors were under the direction of VFW Post 1894.

ONWILER, Kenneth Lee
1915-2006
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Aug 7 2006 - Kenneth Lee Onwiler, 90, Calhoun, died Thursday, August 3, 2006. Memorial services will be held August 12, at the Calhoun Methodist Church. Kenneth was born August 14, 1915, at Calhoun, Missouri, son of George Washington and Mable Martin Onwiler. He married the former Geraldine Windmiller and she preceded him in death. He was a member of the Calhoun Methodist Church, the American Legion and a 50-year member of the Masonic Lodge. He loved to fish. In addition to his wife, he is also preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Joseph and Edwin Onwiler; two sisters, Ruth Munday and Evangeline Depew. Survivors include three sons, Dennis Onwiler and wife Elsie; Dwayne Onwiler and wife Joann; Kenneth Dale Onwiler and wife Janice; one sister, Jean George and husband Alfred; six grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.

ONWILER, Larry Dean "Hog"
1946-2009
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, May 15 2009 - Larry Dean (Hog) Onwiler died on Wednesday, May 13, 2009, at his home in Lee's Summit after a long illness of cancer. A graveside service will be Saturday, May 16 at the Calhoun Cemetery in Calhoun. Larry was born Sept. 19, 1946 in Clinton to Edwin and Dorothy (Hewitt) Onwiler. Larry attended Clinton schools, moving to Lee's Summit graduating in 1964 from Lee's Summit High School. Larry enlisted in the Marine Corps in August of 1964. Doing a tour of duty in Vietnam and he was discharged in January 1967. Larry married Cathy (Shumaker) August 6 of that same year. To this union two children were born, Larry Dean and Jennifer Elaine. Larry worked in the automobile industry retiring from GSA Fleet Management in 2001. Larry was a Scout belonging to the Tribe of Mic-O-Say. Larry was Past Commander of American Legion Post 189 and a member of American Legion 499 Blue Springs. Larry was a life member of the VFW Post 5789 where he was Commander three times, also earning two All-American State Commander Honors. He was a life member of the DAV. He belonged to the Masons Scottish Rite and Ararat Shrine, and Jackson County Shrine Club. He was a past member on the Board of Advisors at Longview College. He is survived by his wife Cathy of the home; son Larry Jr., Independence; daughter Jennifer E. Graham (Michael) of Lee's Summit; two grandchildren, James Graham and Lily Graham, Lee's Summit. He is also survived by two brothers, Jr. Onwiler of Lake Waukomis and David (Marilyn) Onwiler of Clinton and one sister Ann (Steve) Arney of Higginsville and many other relatives and friends.

ORAM, Frank W.
1906-1992
Mineral Creek Cemetery, Leeton, Johnson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Frank W. Oram, 86, Leeton, died Sunday, Nov. 29, 1992 at a nursing home in Warrensburg. Services will be Wednesday at the First Baptist Church of Leeton; burial in Mineral Creek Cemetery, Leeton. Mr. Oram was born in Leslie, Mo., and lived in Leeton most of his life. He was a farmer, retiring in 1978. He was a member of the church. His wife of 59 years, Eula Farier Oram, died in 1991. Survivors include two sons, Russell Oram, Kansas City, Ks., and Car Oram, Lodi, Ca.; a daughter, Linda Evans, Leeton; a brother, Harold Oram, Kansas City; nine grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

ORAM, Lawrence Robert
1923-1993
Osawatomie Cemetery, Osawatomie, Miami Co, KS
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Lawrence Robert Oram, 69, Rantoul, Kansas, died Tuesday, March 2, 1993, at the home. Services will be Friday at the Wilson & Son Chapel, Paola, Kansas; burial in the Osawatomie Cemetery. Mr. Oram was born in Urich and moved to Rantoul 35 years ago. Survivors include his wife Nellie Oram, of the home; three sons, Michael Oram, Oklahoma City, Daniel Oram, North Fork, Va., and Samuel Oram, Lane, Kansas; two daughters, Sharon Henke, Littleton, Colo., and Kathleen Zamora, Ottawa, Kansas; two sisters, Geraldine Seller, Paola, and Helen Hammer, Boise, Idaho; a brother, Frank Oram, Paola; 20 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

ORFIELD, Dorothy Marie JARVIS
1934-2013
Maplewood & Brownington Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Mar 12 2013 - Dorothy Marie Orfield, 78, Deepwater, died Tuesday, February 5, 2013, at Golden LivingCenter-Westwood, Clinton. Dorothy was born March 14, 1934, the daughter of John Edward Sr. and Elmira I. (York) Jarvis. She worked at Clearfield Cheese as lab tech for 18 years, retiring in 1987. She was a member of Pleasant Valley Baptist Church, Deepwater. Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph H. Orfield; her parents, John Edward and Elmira I. (York) Jarvis, Sr.; son Larry Orfield; sisters, Nora Huff and W. JoAnn Ash Oswald; father-in-law, Lloyd A. and Ella (Hill) Orfield. Survivors include her children, William J. (Charleen) Orfield of Athens, Alabama, and Deborah (Mike) Williamson of Appleton City; daughter-in-law, Linda Orfield, Clinton; seven grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; one brother, John (Janice) Jarvis of Windsor, and sister-in-law, Wanda Orfield of Mansfield. Funeral services were held Monday, February 11, at Vansant-Mills Chapel. Interment was in Maplewood Cemetery, Brownington.

ORFIELD, Ella HILL
1899-1993
Lowry City Cemetery, Lowry City, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Ella Hill Orfield was born December 20, 1899, in Double Springs, Alabama, the daughter of Jacob and Lexie (Pierson) Hill. She passed away July 15, 1993, at the Golden Valley Memorial Hospital at the age of 93. She grew up in Alabama. She was one of 11 brothers and sisters and three stepsisters. As a youngster, she worked in the cotton fields of Alabama. She was baptized at Mount Eburn Baptist Church in Double Springs, Alabama. She attended numerous Brush Harbor meetings and enjoyed reading and discussing the Bible with others. She was married to Loyd A. Orfield August 16, 1927, and to this union two sons were born. She and her husband moved to Lowry City in 1927. She liked flowers, gardening and quilting. She and Loyd made flowers and wreathes out of crepe paper for Memorial Day. She was a loyal wife and loving mother an grandmother. She was always a hard worker and honest. She was generous and always willing to help others and especially enjoyed being around children. She liked to visit with others and loved to play bingo at the nursing home. She is survived by one son, Joe Orfield, Deepwater; seven grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband Loyd, on November 9, 1968, and her son Jacob, on May 2, 1989. Funeral services were Monday, July 19, 1993, at Consalus Chapel in Clinton, with burial in Lowry City Cemetery.

ORFIELD, Joseph H.
1929-1996
Maplewood & Brownington Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Joseph H. Orfield was born March 25, 1929, in Haleyville, Alabama, the son of Loyd Albert and Ella (Hill) Orfield. He died Sunday, April 28, 1996, at the age of 67. Mr. Orfield was married to Dorothy Jarvis May 23, 1949, in Clinton. He had lived in the Deepwater area since 1960. Mr. Orfield was a heavy equipment operator for a number of years, working for the rock quarry and the highway department. He was a member of Union Local 101. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy, of the home; two sons, William J. Orfield and wife, Charleen, Athens, Alabama, and Larry Orfield and wife, Linda, Butler; one daughter, Deborah Williamson and husband, Mike, Appleton City, five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Wednesday, May 1, at the Consalus Chapel, Clinton. Burial was in the Maplewood Cemetery, Brownington.

ORFIELD, Larry Joe
1952-2007
Maplewood & Brownington Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Oct 17 2007 - Larry Joe Orfield, 55, died Friday, October 12, 2007 at his home near Deepwater. He was born September 28, 1952 to Joseph H. and Dorothy Marie Jarvis Orfield in Windsor. Larry, one of three children, attended his early elementary school years in Montrose before moving with his family to Deepwater where he completed his elementary and secondary education, graduating in 1970 from Deepwater High School. His work experience started at a gas station working for Norman Hildebrand followed by employment with Clearfield Cheese. After serving in the United States Army in the early 1970s, he started a 30-plus year career with Kansas City Power and light, working at both the Montrose and LaCygne plants. He belonged to the IBEW Local 412. On February 25, 1978 Larry was united in marriage to Linda Sager in Clinton. They spent 29 devoted years together and raised two lovely daughters. When the daughters married, Larry accepted his sons-in-laws as sons and thoroughly enjoyed and cherished his four grandchildren. Larry loved life. With agleam in his eye and a grin on his face, he was known to be quite a prankster. Anyone who knew and loved him was subject to his pranks. Sports activities include high school basketball and an "under 30" followed by an "over 30" basketball league. Larry also enjoyed bowling; however, his quest for animals and a love of the outdoors made hunting and fishing his favorite pastimes. He also liked to take things apart and could fix anything - or at least get it to run. Larry was a goodhearted faithful and admirable man. With patience and unconditional love, he proudly stood by his family. Larry is survived by his wife of 29 years, Linda Orfield of Deepwater; two daughters, Christine Schmidt and husband Cory, Webb City, and Amy Setzer and husband Dennis, Urich; his mother Dorothy Orfield of Deepwater; a brother William Orfield and wife Charleen, Athens, Alabama; a sister Deborah Williamson and husband Mike, Appleton City; four grandchildren, Corbin and Courtney Schmidt and Dylan and Cameron Setzer, and one nephew, two nieces, two great-nephews, four great-nieces, uncles, aunts, cousins and a host of friends. He was preceded in death by his father and grandparents. Funeral services will be Thursday, October 18, at the Clinton United Methodist Church in Clinton. Burial will be in Maplewood Cemetery in Brownington.

ORFIELD, Roosevelt T.
1910-2004
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Dec 28 2004 - R. T. Orfield, 94, Clinton, died Friday, December 24, 2004, at Golden Valley Hospital, Clinton. He was born March 10, 1910, the son of John Grag Orfield and Maggie Elisbeth (Creveling) Orfield. On December 18, 1928, he married Willie Lee Adkins, who died October 22, 1999. He was a farmer and a member of Mt. Olivet Baptist Church, Roseland. He is survived by two sons, John William Orfield, Kansas City, and Theodore Junior Orfield, Lincoln; four grandchildren, four great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandson; numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by three brothers and seven sisters. Funeral services will be Thursday, December 30, at Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial will be in Clinton Memory Gardens Cemetery.

ORFIELD, Willie Lee ADKINS
1909-1999
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Willie Lee Orfield, 90, Clinton and formerly of Roseland, died late Friday evening, October 22, 1999, at the Westwood Nursing Home, Clinton. She was born May 20, 1909, in Grand Cypress, Arkansas, the daughter of William Thomas Adkins and Martha Ann (Little) Adkins. On December 18, 1928, in Stuttgart, Arkansas, she married R. T. Orfield, who survives of the home in Clinton. She was a homemaker and a member of the Mt. Olivet Baptist Church, near Roseland. In addition to her husband, she is survived by two sons, John William Orfield, Kansas City, and Theodore Junior Orfield, Lincoln; four grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by two brothers and four sisters. Funeral services were Monday at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor, with burial in Clinton Memory Gardens Cemetery.

ORGAN, Edwin Herbert
1910-1996
Englewood Cemetery (O), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Edwin Herbert Organ, 86, Raytown, died Thursday, July 11, 1996, at the Cedar Valley Health Care Center. Funeral services were Monday, July 15, at the D. W. Newcomer's Sons Floral Hills Chapel. Graveside services were Monday at the Englewood Cemetery, Clinton. Mr. Organ was born in Clinton and lived in the Kansas City area since 1967. He was a World War II Army Air Corps veteran. He was a chef for Wolf Burgers. He was a member of the Blue Ridge Baptist Temple. He was a member of the Hayes Masonic Lodge, Hayes, Ks., and was a member of the Shrine Temple. Survivors include one son Larry Heslep, Gilette, Wy.; four grandchildren and one great-granddaughter. Mr. Organ's parents, Leslie and Dora Nutt Organ, lived on North Sixth Street. He would come to Clinton and visit Chas. and Emily LaHue Organ in the 1930s. His niece, Bonnie Organ Smith lives in Clinton. He has several nieces and nephews living in Kansas City, Oklahoma, Florida and Wichita.

ORGAN, Emily Bernadine LaHUE
1906-1991
Englewood Cemetery (O), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Emily B. Organ, daughter of N. C. and Catherine Birth LaHue, was born March 9, 1906 in Clinton, Mo., and passed away Oct. 30, 1991 at Independence Medical Center, Independence. She attended the Clinton School system. She was married to Charles Organ, February 7, 1923. To this union eight children were born. The family moved to Kansas City in 1943. She was a member of the United Methodist Church, also a member of Rebekah Lodge and Royal Neighbors of America. She was employed in the Northeast High School cafeteria from 1955 to 1966. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles, and one son, Norman. She is survived by two sons, Kenneth of Sandpoint, Id.; Donald J. of St. Louis; Five daughters, Bonnie L. Smith of Clinton, Janice DeMayo, Raytown, Charlene S. Hughes, Kansas City, Sandra K. Padgham, Wichita, Ks., Gloria A. Rose, Bell Flower, Ca.; one brother, Marshall M. LaHue, Seattle Was.; 15 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild, and a host of nieces and nephews. Services were held November 2, 1991 at the White Avenue United Methodist church, under direction of Shields Funeral Home. Graveside services were at Englewood Cemetery, Clinton. Pall bearers were grandsons, James Altergott, Douglas Altergott, Gerald Hughes, Steven DeMayo, Gary Rose and Raymond Findley.

ORGAN, Kenneth Loyd
1930-1993
Englewood Cemetery (O), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Kenneth L. Organ, son of Charles and Emily LaHue Organ, passed away at his home in Sagle, Idaho, January 20, 1993. He was born August 10, 1930 in Clinton. His early childhood was spent in Clinton where he attended Franklin School. He was a member of the Methodist Church. With the family moving to Kansas City, he later was graduated from Northeast High School. September 29, 1950 he married Lois J. Moore. To this union one son was born. Most of his adult life was spent in California, employed by Montgomery Elevators. Failing health forced his retirement and move to Idaho. He is survived by his wife Jean of the home; one son Kenneth Wayne of Tacoma, Wa.; two grandsons and one granddaughter. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother Norman. Other survivors are his sisters, Bonnie Smith of Clinton, Janice DeMayo of Raytown, Charlene Hughes of Kansas City, Sandra Padgham of Wichita, Ks., Gloria Rose of Bellflower, Ca.; and one brother Donald Organ of Gulf Hammock, Fl., cousins, nieces and nephews. Graveside services will be Monday, February 1, at Englewood Cemetery.

ORMSBY, Henry
d: 1894
Ladue Cemetery, Davis Twp, Henry Co, MO
The Clinton Eye, Clinton MO, Saturday, Mar 17 1894 - Died Monday evening, at 9 o'clock at the home of his daughter, four miles east of here, Henry Ormsby, at the age of 74 years, one month and twenty days. The remains were laid to rest in the LaDue cemetery, Tuesday evening. Mr. Ormsby had lived to a good age and to see his children all settled in life.

ORMSBY, Lizze COLEMAN
abt 1867-1897
Clinton MO - Died September 16, 1897, at Ladue, Mrs. V. V. Ormsby, aged 30, sick nearly four weeks with typhoid malaria. Her maiden name was Lizze Coleman and besides her husband and two little daughters, she leaves a father, mother, two sisters and two brothers. Another happy home is broken up. Funeral at Montrose.

ORR, Albert Gregory
1890-1891
Shawnee Mound Cemetery, Shawnee Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Eye - Albert Gregory, son of Rev. Z. T. and Alice Orr, was born December 19, 1890 and died April 6, 1891. He was sick only eight days with pneumonia. His mother died when he was only 10 days old and altho he realized nothing of a mother's love nor of her great desire to take him with her, he was spared for a little while to the family and dear friends who cared for him so kindly. Mrs. P. W. Moore took care of him until he was old enough for his father and sisters to care for him. They loved him with a tender love. Albert was a bright child and will be greatly missed here but can we not hear the little voice from the heavenly shore calling "Papa and friends, come this way!"

ORR, Alice GREGORY
1855-1890
Shawnee Mound Cemetery, Shawnee Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton, MO - Died, at Shawnee Mound, Monday night, Dec. 29th, at 11 o'clock, Mrs. Alice Orr (nee Gregory), wife of Rev. Z. T. Orr. Born in Graves county, Ky., April 18, 1855. When she was 11, her mother died, leaving her and an older sister to keep house for her father, until her marriage to Z. T. Orr on the 4th day of August, 1872. They lived in that county until October, 1881, and during that time her husband entered the ministry. they then moved to Vernon county, this state, when her husband took charge of a church. After a year and a half, they moved to Windsor, living there until December, 1855, when they went to Shawnee Mound. Sister Orr joined the Calvary congregation of the c. P. church, near her father's home, during the same week as her marriage. After moving to Shawnee Mound, she united with the church at this place. She was a member of the Ladies Missionary Society since its organization in the fall of 1888, serving one year as vice president. She was loved and respected. It has been her custom, since the meeting held in the summer of 1889, to hold family worship and return thanks at the table in the absence of her husband. sister was truly a help mate to him in his ministerial work, making many sacrifices and always expressing willingness for him to go and preach. Her suffering during her illness, which only lasted one week, was very intense, yet her mind was clear and she knew everyone who spoke to the last. Sometime during the night previous to her death, she called her husband to her and gave instructions as to the children dividing some things among themselves as keepsakes. She talked freely of dying and gave every assurance that she was ready and willing to go. She was of a cheerful disposition and made many friends, especially among the young people. she leaves with her husband, six children, one an infant less than two weeks old. Her funeral was preached on Dec. 31 to a very large and sympathetic congregation, from the text, "Let me die the death of the righteous." After the funeral, the Missionary Society formed a procession and marched with her remains to the Shawnee Mound cemetery, where she was laid to rest to await the resurrection.

ORR, Georgia Darlene RAYMOND HETHERINGTON
1933-2014
Englewood Cemetery (O), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Oct 13 2014 - Georgia D. Orr, 80, Raytown, formerly of Clinton, died Friday, September 12, 2014, at Hidden-Lake Care Center in Raytown, surrounded by her family and friends. Georgia was born November 15, 1933, the daughter of Roy and Mary (Nichols) Raymond of Coal. Georgia sold real estate for many years and served as the tax collector for Clinton Township for 25 plus years before retiring in 2007. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother who enjoyed spending time with her family and visits from her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Ray Orr Jr., one daughter, Lora Simmons, and one sister, Dixie Rhinehart. Survivors include two sisters, Jane Tope of Raytown and Jewell Fowler of Longview, WA; one brother, Glen Raymond of Lee's Summit; one daughter, Deborah Wolff (Steve) of Kansas City; two sons, Thomas Hetherington (Susan) of Gladstone and ax Hetherington of Montrose; two stepdaughters, Linda Gibbons (Sam) and Patricia Leonard (John), both of Clinton; one stepson, Ronnie Orr, Clinton; 15 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, and many loved friends. A memorial service was held Thursday, September 25, at Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

ORR, Lelia Faye
1930-1936
White Oak Cemetery, Walker Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - All but the mother and one child of the Ray G. Orr family of the Piper community have been stricken with that dread disease, typhoid fever, the source of which is not definitely known. The two smallest children, Lelia Faye and Ray Jr., the first to take the fever, were critically ill so were taken to the hospital at Butler, where little Lelia Faye died at 2 a.m. Saturday. The two children were thought to have influenza, when they first became ill, but as their conditions grew steadily worse, another doctor was called in consultation. He diagnosed the cases as typhoid, and had the children taken to the hospital, where they suffered greatly. Shortly afterward the father of the family and Mrs. Orr's son, Kenneth Guy Simpson, became ill, but their illnesses were not so severe as the physicians knew from the first what disease they were suffering with and could take proper measures to combat it. Mercifully, the mother did not take the fever, so she could remain at the bedside of her two smallest at the hospital in Butler, and her presence comforted them greatly. Kenneth is at the home of his grandfather W. T. Long in Clinton, and Mr. Orr is being cared for by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Orr, at their home, west of Piper. The youngest child in the Orr family, Lillian Mae, has not been ill. Lelia Faye Orr was born July 29, 1930, second child of Ray G. and Ocie Long Simpson Orr, east of Piper. Here she spent her brief span of life, a beautiful, affectionate child with gleaming auburn hair and blue eyes. She was the pet of her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Orr, and Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Long. Her quick mind and sunny smile made friends with her schoolmates at Camp branch where she started to school this fall and attended until her fatal illness. Her passing was just a promotion to a higher plane, where, pure and unspotted, she will live in a better home than could ever be prepared here, and where her soul, the indestructible part of her own sweet self, will some day welcome her loved ones. She is survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ray Orr Sr., a sister Lillian Mae, brother Ray Jr., of the home, also two half-brothers and sister, Kenneth Guy Simpson of the home and Cecil and Alta Fern Simpson, near Urich; her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Orr of the neighborhood, and Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Long, Clinton. Funeral services were conducted at the White Oak church December 13. Interment was in the cemetery nearby.

ORR, Martha Faye MANTONYA
1937-2013
Englewood Cemetery (O), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jul 16 2013 - Martha F. Orr, 75, Clinton, died Wednesday, June 26, 2013, at Golden LivingCenter-Westwood, Clinton. Martha was born November 3, 1937, the daughter of Chester and Myrtle (McNeely) Mantonya. She was a member of Northeast Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents and six siblings, Lee, Eva, Annabelle, Dorothy, Earl and Everett. Survivors include her daughters, Patricia Leonard and husband John, and Linda Gibbons and husband Sam, all of Clinton; one son, Ronnie Orr and Charlene of Urich; two sisters, Mary Batschelett and Ruth Moore, both of Clinton; five grandchildren, Travis, Allison, Kimberly, Kylie and Tonya; as well as two great-grandchildren, Braedan and Somer. Funeral services were held Saturday, June 29, at Northeast Baptist Church, Clinton. Interment was in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

ORR, Marvel Elmer
1892-1977
Blairstown Cemetery, Big Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Marvel Elmer Orr, son of Marvel and Elizabeth Barnhart Orr, was born near Meta, MO., January 21, 1892. He passed away September 22, 1977 after an extended illness. On June 8, 1915, Mr. Orr was united in marriage to Ruby Lee Fisher. After living in St. Louis for a short time, the family moved to Blairstown, MO. Mr. Orr operated a barber shop in this community for 43 years. He was a faithful member of the Blairstown Methodist Church, a community minded person, and a caring husband and father. Approximately 4 years ago, Mr. Orr's failing health necessitated selling their home and moving to Clinton, MO. Mr. Orr, the youngest of 12 children, was preceded in death by his parents and all brothers and sisters. He is survived by his wife, Ruby, of the home; 2 daughters, 2 sons; six grandchildren, 5 step great grandchildren. He was buried September 24, 1977 in the Blairstown Cemetery.

ORR, Ray Gilbert Jr.
1928-2007
Englewood Cemetery (O), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jul 11 2007 - Ray Orr Jr., son of Ray Gilbert and Ocie Long Orr, was born June 20, 1928, in Henry County and died June 18, 2007, at his home in Clinton. Ray was a member of the White Oak United Methodist Church, Urich. He owned Orr Water Hauling for over 30 years. He is survived by his wife Georgia of the home; one son Ronnie Orr and wife Charlene, Urich; two daughters, Patricia Leonard and husband John, and Linda Gibbons and husband Sam, all of Clinton; two stepsons, Tom Hetherington and wife Susan, Kansas City, and Max Hetherington, Clinton; a stepdaughter Debbie Wolff and husband Steve, Raytown; a half-brother Kenneth Simpson and wife Ruby, Florida; a half-sister Fern Peterson and husband Jim, Kansas City; a brother-in-law Don Zehnder and wife Edna, Jefferson City; a sister-in-law Irene Simpson of Clinton, as well as 16 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and a number of nieces, nephews, other family and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; a stepdaughter Lora Simmons; a half-brother Cecil Simpson, and two sisters, Lillian Zehnder and Lela Faye Orr. Services for Ray were held Friday, June 22, at Vansant-Mills Chapel, Clinton. Interment was in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

ORTNER, Alvin Levi
1907-1999
Englewood Cemetery (O), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Nov 22 1999 - Alvin Levi Ortner was born November 14, 1907, in Hooker, Oklahoma, to John and Minnie Ortner, who were second generation German emigrants from Russia. In December 1911, his parents moved to Clinton by covered wagon. Alvin's early years were spent here learning his father's trade of carpentry. He attended the local schools and then went to Union College in Lincoln, Nebraska. On June 15, 1931, he married Marie Blee, and to their union Patricia Ann Marie was born on April 12, 1933. Tragically within a few days, Marie passed away. Patty was his only child. In 1936, Alvin married Meta Cox, a secretary in the Missouri Conference Office of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. They were happily married until she preceded him in death in May of 1996. Alvin started a new venture in 1931, hatching baby chicks. The business grew until he had clientele in all 48 states and he kept it going for 40 years, until 1971. As a lifelong resident of Clinton he was very active in civic affairs and a variety of business ventures. He became involved during his later years in the establishment of the Henry County Museum. He loved Clinton and gave of himself to the community. A lifelong member of the Clinton Seventh-day Adventist Church, he was deeply involved and supportive of every activity upon which the church embarked. Indeed the church was central to his life. He served as a local elder for over 40 years, and in addition to this he was very much involved in the larger church picture such as the activities of the Iowa-Missouri Conference, the establishment of Sunnydale Academy, the development of Union College and Oma Linda University and Medical Center. He served on a number of these boards and on their executive committees. Alvin had a strong commitment to help those who were in genuine need, and often he provided support without the recipient's being aware of the source. Alvin's life was marked by a sense of commitment to make life better by helping others. He was generous yet frugal; he was wise but with a sense of humor; and he will be remembered by a host of friends and loved ones as a man who accomplished his goal; he made the world a better place. Funeral services were held at the Seventh-Day Adventist Church, Clinton, on Thursday, November 4. Burial was in the Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

ORTNER, Margaret Marie BLEE
1911-1933
Englewood Cemetery (O), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Services were conducted for Mrs. Alvin Ortner Thursday afternoon of last week, at the First M. E. Church. Fred Shepherd and family, uncle of the deceased, drove from Aberdeen, South Dakota, starting at 7:30 Wednesday, and arrived here at 9:30 Thursday night. Word of their coming was received, and burial of the body in Englewood was postponed until Friday morning. Others who came from out-of-town were Mrs. Ortner's sisters, Mesdames Elmer Rousch, Newton, Iowa, and Gordon Mason of Knoxville, Iowa; an aunt Mrs. Charles Galer, sons, Edward and Ray, and son and wife Mr. and Mrs. Ward Galer, Miss Wilma Coleman and Mrs. John Young, all of Ottawa, Kansas.

ORTNER, Meta Melvina COX
1909-1996
Englewood Cemetery (O), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Meta Melvina Cox was born July 6, 1909, in Denver, Colorado, to Grant and Nellie Hendricks Cox. She died Saturday, May 4, 1996, at her home in Clinton. She completed their family of four, having two older brothers, Arlon and Tolbert and an older sister, Alice. Meta was a graduate of Campion Academy in Loveland, Colorado, and furthered her education by attending a Denver business college for one year, receiving advanced training in secretarial science. In the fall of 1927, Meta came to Clinton as secretary to the president of the Missouri Conference of Seventh-day Adventists. Her tenure there continued for nearly 10 years where her skills and congenial association were always appreciated. On July 20, 1936, Meta married Alvin L. Ortner, her sweetheart, friend and companion. For nearly 60 years they worked together and opened their home to many, many friends and loved ones. Meta also became the mother of little Patty who was then three years old. Soon after her marriage, she joined her husband in a business venture, using her secretarial and office management skills. For 35 years they were a number one team that spelled the success for Ortner Hatchery. From her early teen years, Meta was a devoted and active member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Her church family will remember her most for sharing her musical talent in playing the organ and piano for services each week. For the last 26 years she also served as church treasurer. Meta was a member of the 20th Century Book Club, a charter member of the Gray Ladies, a volunteer for the American Red Cross, a member of the Henry County Historical Society and the Board of Counselors of Loma Linda University. She will always be remembered for the love she shared with her family, her church family, her friends and her community. She is survived by her husband Alvin L. Ortner, Clinton; one daughter, Patricia Watts, Silver Springs, Md.; four grandchildren, Edie Crane, Yakima, Wa., Marcia Falk, Canyonville, Or., Ralph Watts III, Uklah, Ca., and Laurie Foxworthy, Rome, Ga.; great-grandchildren, Lesley, Nathan, Adam, Meredith and Andrew Crane, Jill, Chaz, Zach, Tessa and Qunicy Falk, Elsie and Steve Watts, Buffy and Amy Foxworthy; one sister, Alice Barton; nephews and nieces, Frank Barton, Denver, Co., Vernon Barton, Payette, Idaho, Roger Cox, Richardson, Texas, and Marimae Barton Buel, Rough & Ready, Ca.; and a host of friends and loved ones. Funeral services were at the Consalus Funeral Home, Clinton, May 9.

ORTON, Ettie L. PEEK
1907-2008
Sunset Memorial Gardens, Greeley, Weld Co, CO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Aug 6 2008 - Ettie L. Orton, 100, Eaton, Colorado, was born in Clinton to Calvin and Mary (White) Peek. She grew up in Coal Township on the family farm. She was the second of her siblings to reach 100 years of gae. On Feb. 4, 1927, she married Louis Orton in Clinton. He died in 1975. Ettie devoted herselft to caring for her family and friends. Until her health failed, she loved cooking, sewing, crocheting and feeling the warmth of garden dirt falling throug her fingers. Her green thumb was well known. Her strong faith in God was seen in her service to the Eaton United Methodist Church. She was also a member of the Rebekah Lodge. Ettie loved traveling whenever and wherever she could. She was most proud and thrilled when she traveled to Australia in her 90's. With her million dollar smile, she knew no strangers. Mrs. Orton died Sunday, Aug. 3, 2008, at Hospice and Palliative Care of Northern Colorado. Survivors are daughters, Dorothy Waits and Darlene Orton of Eaton; 13 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren, 11 great-great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband Louis; daughter Dolores Siglinger; granddaughter Kathy Abbott; seven brothers and three sisters. Services will be Thursday, Aug. 7, at Eaton United Methodist Church. Interment will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens.

ORYALL, Elias Joseph "Eli"
1870-1932
Englewood Cemetery (O), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, May 1932 - Eli Joseph Oryall died at his home on the corner of Lincoln and Fifth streets at 5:15 p.m. Thursday, April 28th with Bright's Disease. He had been in poor health for several years but suffered intensely since March 15, being confined to his bed since that time. He was born in Brown county, Wisconsin, May 2, 1870, and moved with his parents to Nebraska, September 13, 1883. He was educated there and attended high school. He was united in marriage to Miss Elizabeth Mae Keehler (note: correct spelling is Elizabeth May Kuehler), in Fillmore county, Nebraska, July 11, 1900. They lived on a farm there for a number of y ears, coming to Henry county in 1914 where they lived on a farm belonging to his mother, the late Mrs. Paryzad Doty, for six years. They then moved to a farm one-half mile south of Thrush. They came to Clinton in 1922 and the daughters bought a home on the corner of Lincoln and Fifth streets where they still reside. Thirteen children were given to this union. Twelve of them are left to comfort their mother, as follows: Mrs. Walter Hawkins, east of Clinton; Lewis Oryall, north of Clinton; Mrs. Frank Johns, West Allen street, Clinton; Edgar, Clifford, Nelson, Keith, and Barbara Pauline also live in Clinton. There are eight grandchildren. He also leaves two sisters, Mrs. George VanPatten, of Brownington, and Miss Viola Oryall, San Francisco, Calif. Deceased had been a Knight of Pythias and also belonged to Royal Hollanders when he resided in Nebraska. He was of French descent and liked the out of doors and always raised an excellent garden. Funeral services were conducted at his late home Friday afternoon. The burial was in Englewood cemetery by the side of his mother.

OSBORN, Alta Mae EIDSON
1907-1992
Parrack Grove Cemetery, Macks Creek, Camden Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Alta Mae Osborn, daughter of Oscar Emerald Eidson and Eva Francis (Cyrus) Eidson, was born in Dallas County, Mo. on August 16, 1907. She died at the Westwood Nursing Center on February 22, 1992, at the age of 84. She worked for Ozark Crafts before retiring in 1974. She had lived in Macks Creek, Missouri before moving to Clinton in 1976. She was a member of Macks Creek Baptist Church. Alta was preceded in death by her husband Roma D. Osborn, on October 17, 1966. She is survived by five sons, Audra L. Osborn, Independence, Audie L. Osborn, Westminister, Colorado, Kenneth O. Osborn and Ralph V. Osborn, both of Kansas City, and Jerry D. Osborn, Clinton; one brother, Ralph Eidson, Richmond, Kentucky, and one sister, Atha Janes, Springfield, as well as 13 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter. Funeral services were held at Macks Creek Baptist Church in Macks Creek Thursday, February 27, 1992. Burial was held at the Parrack Grove Cemetery in Macks Creek.

OSBORN, Anna S. SAUER
1933-2011
Deepwater Cemetery, Fairview Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Aug 11 2011 - Anna S. Osborn, daughter of Wilhelm and Teresa (Bloch) Sauer, was born May 5, 1933 in Mannheim, Germany. She died at her home in Deepwater on July 12, 2011, at the age of 78 years. Anna had a very difficult childhood growing up in war-torn Germany during WWII. The family would live in Mannheim when her father would come home on leave, and when he would return to duty they would leave the city and return to the mountains of Bavaria where her family owned a farm. When Anna was 12, her father was reported missing in action and she never saw him again. She met Carl Osborn while he was stationed in Germany and in 1955 they were married and to this union was born one child, Karl Wilhelm. Anna learned English watching cartoons and children's programs on TV with her son. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Deepwater and was at church every time the doors were open as long as her health permitted. She also enjoyed taking bus trips and going to Branson to the senior adult conferences. She also enjoyed her home and her flowers. Anna was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, as well as one brother Willie Sauer. She is survived by her son Karl and wife Kristie, Harrisonville; one granddaughter Kourtney Vallee and husband Ken, Peculiar; one grandson Kyle Osborn and wife Crystal, Harrisonville; one great-granddaughter Kensely Dawn Osborn; one brother Adolph Sauer, as well as nieces, nephews and many friends. Funeral services were held at Vansant-Mills Chapel, Clinton on Saturday, July 16. Interment was in Deepwater Cemetery.

OSBORN, Carl Richard
1933-2000
Deepwater Cemetery, Fairview Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Daily Democrat, Aug 9 2000 - Carl Richard Osborn was born July 10, 1933, to Raymond N. Osborn and Verona Theresa Hauser Osborn, in Harrison and died July 26, 2000, at the Veterans Hospital in Kansas City. Carl was united in marriage on August 31, 1955, to Anna S. Sauer and to this union was one son Carl W. Osborn. Carl is preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Kenneth Osborn; three sisters, Ellen Flannery, Joan Margannett and Betty Whitaker. Before joining the Army, Carl worked as a truck driver hauling coal for Earnest Lynn from a coal mine in this area to Kansas City. After his enlistment Carl served his country in Korea immediately following the war. He also served his country in Vietnam during the war, as well as many peacetime posts before retiring from the Army in December 31, 1972. After retiring Carl worked as a truck driver for the lumberyard in Harrisonville, and then as a truck driver for Payless Cashways. Before moving to Deepwater, he and Anna owned and operated a farm in the Butler area for six or seven years. Carl loved to fish, hunt and camp as long as his health permitted. He also enjoyed working in his yard and with his roses. Carl is survived by his wife Anna, of the home; one son Carl W. Osborn, Harrisonville; one granddaughter Kourtney Dawn Osborn; one grandson Kyle Richard Osborn; four brothers, Raymond N. Osborn of Winchester, Kansas, John E. Osborn of willow Springs, Robert A. Osborn and Gary M. Osborn, both of Harrisonville; three sisters, Rosalie Small of Claycomo, Thelma Marie Gephardt of LaCygne, Kansas, and Dorothy Horner, Pleasant Hill, and many friends. Funeral services were held at the Vansant-Mills Chapel on Saturday, July 29. Burial was in the Deepwater Cemetery.

OSBORN, Carol Jean SMITH
1942-1993
Springfield National Cemetery, Springfield, Greene Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Mrs. Carol Jean Osborn, 50, Lawson, Mo., died Tuesday, March 23, 1993 at her home. She was a sister of John Denny Smith of Deepwater. She was a former order selector for Hallmark Cards and a member of the R.L.D.S. Church in Excelsior Springs.

OSBORN, Harry A.
1915-2002
Lowry City Cemetery, Lowry City, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jul 30 2002 - Harry A. Osborn, 87, Lowry City, died Saturday, July 27, 2002, at his brother-in-law's home in Clinton. He was born April 5, 1915, in the Short community, the only son of Jasper and Josie Osborn. He attended Short School through the eighth grade. Me was married to Ila Wright March 10, 1935. They farmed before moving to Kansas City where he worked for Firestone Tire and Rubber and North American Aviation. They returned to the farm where they farmed and milked cows before going into the restaurant business in 1970, only to go back in the restaurant business in 1985, opening the Commercial Cafe, Osceola. They retired a second time in 1989. His parents, an infant daughter, an infant granddaughter and four sisters, Margaret Lillard, Jessie Ballard, Dorothy Wright and Helen Wright, preceded him in death. He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Ila; his children, David Osborn and his wife Marjory, Lowry City, Marjorie Bunch and her husband Allen, Pleasant Hill, and Edna Jo Hinkle and her husband Randy, Lowry City; seven grandsons and one granddaughter, 16 great-grandchildren; one sister, Ethel Earhart, Pleasant Hill; one brother-in-law, Leo Wright, Lathrop; many nieces and nephews and a host of friends. Funeral services were Tuesday, July 30, at the Sheldon-Goodrich Funeral Home of Osceola. Burial was in the Lowry City Cemetery.

OSBORN, James Junior "Jimmy"
1923-2008
Englewood Cemetery (O), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Sep 23 2008 - James J. "Jimmy" Osborn, 84, of North Kansas City, Missouri, died Monday, September 22, 2008, at the North Kansas City Hospital. He was born November 18, 1923 in Abilene, Texas the son of Jack Milton Osborn and Clara (Sproles) Osborn. Jimmy married the former Lillie Fay Easter in Kansas City, Kansas and she preceded him in death September 22, 1998. Jimmy was a United States Navy veteran serving in World War II. He was employed as a maintenance mechanic with International Paper Products, in Kansas City, Mo., for many years, then working for Southwest Forestry Company, also in Kansas City, retiring in 1986. Surviving include a son James D. Osborn and his wife Mary of Gladstone, Missouri; three grandsons, J.D. Osborn and Lee Osborn both of Gladstone, and Jason Osborn of Indianapolis, Indiana; two granddaughters, Jenna Osborn and Jessica Osborn, both of Indianapolis; two sisters, Joyce Tate of Oklahoma and Doris Taylor of Texas; brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by his parents, a daughter Patty Ann Osborn, and a son Dennis W. Osborn. Graveside funeral services and burial will be Thursday, September 25, 2008 at the Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

OSBORN, Lillie Fay EASTER
1922-1998
Englewood Cemetery (O), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Lillie F. Osborn, 76, North Kansas City, died Tuesday, September 22, 1998, at North Kansas City Hospital. Funeral services will be Friday, September 25, at D. W. Newcomer's White Chapel Funeral Home, Gladstone. Burial will be in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton. Mrs. Osborn was born in Chilhowee on May 4, 1922. She retired as a clerk from Golden Star Products. She is survived by her husband James J. Osborn of the home; two sons and daughters-in-law, Dennis and Sherry Osborn, Kansas City, Dave and Mary Osborn, Gladstone; two brothers and two sisters and five grandchildren.

OSBORN, Male
abt 1886-1891
Englewood Cemetery (O), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Eye, Sep 5 1891 - The little five year old son of Charley Osborn, living on South Washington Street, met death by a runaway team belonging to C. L. Orth Monday morning. The child was standing in the wagon, in front of C. F. Rrenfro's grocery, when the team started up. He was thrown out and drug some distance. It is, indeed a sad accident and a warning that parents should heed - keep children at home and away from teams. The remains were buried in Englewood, Tuesday. (Note: this is possibly Claude O. Osburn buried Blk414 L0363 G05)

OSBORNE, Ada Leota BROWN
1912-1998
Chilhowee Cemetery, Chilhowee, Johnson Co, MO
Clinton Daily Democrat, Dec 16 1998 - Ada Leota Brown Osborne, daughter of Emmer Curtis and Anna Louisa (Taylor) Brown, was born November 3, 1912, in Chilhowee, and died Wednesday, December 9, 1998, at the Rapides Regional Medical Center, Alexandria, Louisiana. Ada was married to Charles R. (Red) Osborne. They made their home in Chilhowee, Warrensburg and Clinton before Red died in February 1981. Ada remained in Clinton until she moved to Pineville, Louisiana, eight years ago. Ada was a member of the First Christian Church of Clinton. She loved ceramics and taught classes in her home. She also loved to travel. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Red; two sisters, Edna Kazee and Eva Young, and one brother, Leonard Brown. She is survived by her daughter Roseanne Osborne, of the home; one nephew, Bob Young, and one great-niece, Becky, as well as a number of other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held at the Vansant-Mills Chapel Saturday, December 12. Burial was in the Chilhowee Cemetery, Chilhowee.

OSBORNE, Daisey DORSEY
1871-1905
Englewood Cemetery (O), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Missouri, Jun 17 1905 - Mrs. George Osborn died at the home of her mother, Mrs. Dora Dorsey, on North Second Street, at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, June 10, from tuberculosis. She had been in poor health for several years and wished to travel, so her indulgent husband sent her for a year's sojourn in California, where she apparently improved, but again lost health; this spring, her husband accompanied her to ElPaso, Texas, where they remained five weeks, returning two weeks and one day before her death. Born in Madison Co., Ill. July 16, 1871; lived in Barton County four years. The remainder of the time her home has been in Clinton, where everyone was her friend. She was broad-minded and charitable and none was too lowly to receive a kind word and merry smile from her. Married to George Osborne August 25, 1897. A member of the First Presbyterian Church and the Eastern Star. Leaves one brother, Howard Dorsey.

OSBORNE, Mary Frances PORTER
1918-2007
Urich Cemetery, Bogard Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jun 22 2007 - Mrs. Mary Frances Osborne, Urich, was born June 28, 1918, in Worth County, the daughter of Ward and Lucy (Tandy) Porter. Due to her premature birth, she and her twin brother, Fielding, were kept on pillows on an open oven door of the wood stove for the first few days of their lives. She departed this life Friday, June 15, 2007, at her son's home near Latour, at the age of 88 years, 11 months and 17 days. Frances attended high school in Grant City and beauty school in Omaha, Nebraska. Before her marriage she owned a beauty shop, "Fair Lady", in Albany. Later she worked at Royal Mfg. in Holden and as a certified nurse's aide. On October 25, 1945, Frances was united ini marriage to Charles William Osborne by Bob Turner, a family friend in Albany. They lived near Burlington Junction until 1958 when they moved to Blairstown. After selling her home she lived at Grand River Senior Housing in Urich before becoming ill. She was a member of the Norris United Methodist Church. Frances loved flowers, particularly irises. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Charles Osborne, on January 17, 1987; a son Henry Wayne Osborne, and a grandson Jeffery Coulter; three brothers, Donald, Fielding and Harold Porter; a sister Louise (Porter) Searcy. She is survived by her children, Stephen Osborne and wife Joyce, Kansas City, Eddie Osborne, Warrensburg, Charlotte Keller and husband Jim, Chilhowee, Wendell Osborne and wife Gail, Latour, Robin Osborne, Urich, and an "adopted" son Herbie Williams, Norfolk, Virginia; seven grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, other relatives and many friends. Funeral services were held Tuesday June 19, at the Dickey Funeral Home, Garden City, with burial in the Urich Cemetery.

OSBORNE, Mayme N. COX
1882-1945
Stockton Cemetery, Stockton, Cedar Co, MO
Blairstown Record - Mrs. Orrin Osborne of Blairstown, wife of Mr. Osborne, publisher of the Blairstown Record, answered the call of her Maker about 1:30 p.m., Saturday, June 23, 1945. She had been doing some washing in the laundry that was at the back of the home and had evidently seated herself in the doorway to rest when she was seized with the heart attack that claimed her life. A neighbor saw her as she fell backward in the door and went to her assistance to find her, life gone. Mayme N. Cox was born November 27, 1882 at Eldorado Springs, the child of Richard and Sarah Julian Cox. She was a quiet, home loving person and after her marriage to Mr. Osborne made her home her hobby and chief interest in life. Its neat and well kept appearance is indicative of her domestic skills, and home loving heart. Surviving with her well known husband are their two sons, Minor V. Osborne of Kansas City and Charles R. Osborne of Belton. Funeral services were in charge of Fred Wilkinson and were held at the Methodist Church at Blairstown, Monday.

OSBOURN, Jeanette SWINDELL
1931-2001
Memorial Park Cemetery, Sedalia, Pettis Co, MO
Clinton Daily Democrat, Jul 2 2001 - Jeanette Swindell Osbourn died Saturday morning, June 9, 2001, at the Golden Valley Hospital, Clinton, after a long illness. She was born in Claycomo at her parents' home. She graduated from North Kansas City High school. She married Gordon R. Osbourn, who survives. She had two children, a son and a daughter. She professed her faith in God at an early age and joined the McMurry Methodist Church in Claycomo. Later she moved her membership to the Colonial Presbyterian Church in Kansas City. When she moved to Clinton she changed her membership to the Clinton United Methodist Church. After her children left home, she returned and earned her degree in business in management. Her children were proud that she was the valedictorian of her class. She accepted a position as district accountant for the Center School District, where she worked until her retirement. She lived most of her life in Kansas City until she and her husband purchased a home in Clinton in 1992 and they eventually retired here. When her health permitted, she enjoyed volunteering at the Henry County museum. She took great joy in the accomplishments of her children and grandchildren, whom she loved dearly. She is survived by her husband, Gordon R. Osbourn, of the home in Clinton; her daughter, Dr. Ellen Hamburg and son-in-law, Dr. Michael Reed, and grandsons, Zachary and Max Reed, Merrick, New York; her son, Dr. Gordon C. Osbourn and daughter-in-law, Dr. Ann Bouchard, and granddaughters, Erin and Valerie Osbourn of Albuquerque, New Mexico; her mother-in-law, Ellen D. Osbourn, Sedalia; her brother, Branam Swindell and sister-in-law, Betty, Claycomo; her uncle, Bernard Blaine and wife, Esther, Kansas City; her cousins, Patsy Bouckhout of Prairie Village, Kansas, and Timothy Cooley of Albuquerque, New Mexico, and numerous nephews, nieces, grand-nephews and grand-nieces and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, Branam and Frances Swindell, and a brother, Everett Swindell. Funeral services were held at the Vansant-Mills Chapel on Tuesday, June 12. Burial was in the Memorial Park Cemetery, Sedalia.

OSBURN, Billie Bryce
1943-1991
Bear Creek Cemetery, Bear Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Billie Bryce Osburn was born November 7, 1943, in Valentine, Nebraska, to Ervy and Gladys Brooklander Osburn. He passed away August 7, 1991, at the Tulsa Regional Medical Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma, following a heart attack. His parents lived near Sparks, Nebraska, where he was born. In 1945 they moved to a farm north of Crookston where he spent his childhood and attended rural school. In 1952 the family moved into Valentine where he finished his schooling and graduated from valentine rural High School in 1962. He married Mary Elizabeth Harper in Miami, Oklahoma, on December 28, 1979. They moved to Missouri in 1980 where Bill owned and operated a custom leather shop and worked at the feed store. Bill worked as a heavy machine operator for various construction companies. At the time of his death he was working for Clarkson Construction Co., in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He enjoyed working with leather and his horses. His greatest pleasure was going on trail rides with all his friends. He was a member of the Zion Lutheran Church at Valentine, Nebraska. He was preceded in death by his mother, Gladys, and a niece, LeAnn Burge. He is survived by his wife, Mary of the home; two sons, Danny Romans and his wife, Georgina, of Osceola, and Jacky Romans of St. Joseph; one daughter, Billie Joe Mills of Fountain, Colorado; one grandson, Bryce of Osceola; his father, Ervy L. Osburn, and his wife, Mildred, of ElDorado Springs; two brothers, Jim and his wife, Mary Belle, of Valentine, Nebraska and Merlin and his wife, Phyllis, of Center, Texas; one sister, Darlene Burge, and her husband, Bill of Valentine, Texas; eight nieces and nephews, other relatives and many friends. Funeral services were Sunday, August 11, at the Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel in Osceola. Burial was in Bear Creek Cemetery.

OSBURN, Cana Elizabeth "Cannie" STURGIS
1872-1936
Laurel Oak Cemetery (O), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Mrs. A. J. Osburn, many years a respected and well-liked citizen of Clinton, entered the eternal vail about 3 p.m. Friday, June 26, at her home on West Green street. Thus was ended the physical suffering which had been hers for the past month, during which time she had to remain indoors most of the time. She became noticeably worse the last month before her death, and her decline was rapid as she had not enjoyed good health for some months before her death. Cannie Elizabeth Sturgis was born in Clarksburg, Missouri, one of a family of 13 children. She was educated in the vicinity where she was born, and for two years after graduating from Clarksburg College, she taught school. A. J. Osburn and Miss Sturgis were married in 1897 and two years later they came to Clinton. Mr. Osburn was manager and electrician of the Clinton exchange of the Missouri Union telephone company here for 14 years after coming here. Mrs. Osburn was chief operator about 6 years. In 1915, Mr. and Mrs. Osburn established their variety store, now just off the square. She ever proved to be a real helpmate, as she had the success of the business supremely at heart and did everything possible to promote it. She spent much time in the store, helping with the various duties and making friends of their many customers. Mrs. Osburn's home, her and her husband's business, and her church were the center of her life, to which she gave untiringly of her energy and talents. She was a member of the Presbyterian Church in Clinton and accomplished much for the Master through her church work. For many years, she was a member of the women's Bible class, being one of the star pupils in the late Mrs. EE. P. Lamkin's Bible class. She belonged to and took an active part in the Missionary Society and the Ladies Aid of her church, always ready and willing to help. The past eighteen years she had been superintendent of the primary department of her church. Each year she was in charge of the graduation exercises of this group, taking a deep interest in the little tots. She loved the little ones wholeheartedly and would have given her life for one of them, had she been called upon to do so. When preparing a program to be presented on Children's Day or other special occasions, she was never too busy to coach them in their part, and many times she left a customer in the store while she helped some child with "his piece." Her life was devout and Christian, and her friends, especially among the children, were legion. Sunday, the body was taken from the home to the church, where it lay in state. Burial was in the Osburn lot at the Laurel Oak cemetery near Windsor. Out-of-town relatives at the funeral were Judge and Mrs. John T. Sturgis, Springfield; Mr. and Mrs. H. S. Sturgis, Neosho; S. B. Sturgis and family, Kansas City; Mr. and Mrs. Alfred E. Sturgis, Sarcoxie; Elmore Sturgis and family, Clarksburg; W. T. and Bennie Dundas, Windsor; Mrs. Cathyrn Smith, Henrietta, who helped care for her sister during the latter's last illness. John T., H. S., Alfred E., S. B. and Elmore Sturgis are all brothers of Mrs. Osburn. Two other brothers, George B. Sturgis, San Diego, Calif., and W. D. Sturgis, Kanopolis, Kans., and another sister Mrs. F. P. Sever, Hurdland, Mo., were unable to be here because of illness or distance.

OSBURN, Gerald Ott
1935-2008
Mount Washington Cemetery, Independence, Jackson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 7 2008 - Gerald Ott Osburn, 72, Deepwater and formerly of Independence, died Wednesday, January 2, 2008, at his home. Services were Monday, January 7, at Carson-Speaks Chapel, Independence. Burial was in Mt. Washington Forever Cemetery. Mr. Osburn was born on September 22, 1935, to William and Flora Osburn in Kansas City and had lived in Independence before moving to Deepwater in 1991. He was baptized at Mt. Washington Baptist Church in Independence. He had been a cab driver for many years and enjoyed fishing and spending time with his friends and family. He was preceded in death by his wife Marjorie, and his son Jerry Gene Osburn. He is survived by a sister Roberta Robinett of Smelterville, Idaho; a daughter Elizabeth Louise Dockery of Lowry City; two sons Ernest L. Osburn, Kingsville, and William E. Osburn, Lowry City; 11 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

OSKIN, Ella HUEY
1879-1929
Bethlehem Cemetery, Bethlehem Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - The spirit of Mrs. Ella Huey Oskin departed from this life at her home near the Mt. Olivet Baptist church near Roseland, on Monday afternoon about 5 o'clock, April 8. The cause of her death being due to diabetes and apoplexy. Ella Huey was born near Bethlehem Baptist church in Henry county, Mo., April 10, 1879, and left this world at the age of 49 years, 11 months and 28 days. She was converted at an early age and joined the Bethlehem Baptist Church and to the time of her death lived a consistent Christian life. Several years ago, she moved with her family to the Roseland community and joined the Mt. Olivet Baptist church and was a faithful member of this church at the time of her death. She was united in marriage to Tom Oskin, January 15, 1902, and their home was blessed with one son Claud, who lives near Clinton, and one daughter Cleo, who resides in the home. Besides her children she leaves her devoted husband, Claud's wife and two grandchildren - Margaret Louise and J. E. Oskin; four bothers and four sisters whose names are as follows: George, John and Herman - all living near Clinton, and Wilbur of LaDue; Mrs. M. R. Snyder, Mrs. J. Dooley and Miss May Huey, who reside near Clinton, and Mrs. T. F. Bronaugh of Kansas City, Kans. She was a devoted wife, a true mother and homemaker and most reliable friend. Her body was taken to the Bethlehem church Wednesday, where funeral services were conducted, after which it was tenderly laid to rest in the cemetery near by, by the side of her mother and father and a number of other relatives.

OSKIN, Joseph E.
1928-1999
Lakewood Memorial Park Cemetery, Hughson, Stanislaus Co, CA
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Joseph E. Oskin, 70, Modesto, California, died Saturday, January 30, 1999, at Arbor Valley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Mr. Oskin was a native of Clinton. He is survived by his wife, Joan E. Oskin of Modesto; one daughter, Marsha Sue Vacca of Gridley and James Oskin of Big Bear; sister, Frances Green of Redding, and two grandchildren. A graveside service was conducted Wednesday, February 3, at Lakewood Memorial Park, Hughson. The Colonial Chapel of Franklin & Downs, Modesto, was in charge of arrangements.

OSKIN, Robert Claud
1936-1998
Rose Hills Memorial Park, Whittier, Los Angeles Co, CA
Clinton Daily Democrat, Feb 1 1999 - Robert Claud Oskin, 62, died December 30, 1998, in the Long Beach Veterans' Hospital. A vigil service was held on Tuesday, January 5, in the chapel of Moritz Funeral Home. Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Wednesday, January 6, in St. Benedict Catholic Church, with burial following in Rose Hills Memorial Park. He was born August 19, 1936, in Calhoun. He went to Roseland School up to the third grade. Later he moved to Greely, Colorado, where he went to school and helped on the farm. In 1950, he moved to California and went to Morningside Junior High School. His last two years of high school he attended Redondo Beach High. He graduated in 1955 and later played semipro baseball for one year. He worked for North American and Union Ice. In 1960 he was drafted into the U.S. Army. After basic training, he was stationed at Fort Lewis, Washington, and later in Germany. He was married to Rosie Rodriguez on December 3, 1964. He is survived by his wife Rosie Oskin of Montebello; his sons, Robert Wayne of Brea and Thomas Claud of Pico Rivera; his brothers, Joe of Modesto, Bill of Gridley and Jim of Big Bear, and his sister Frances Green of Redding.

OSKINS, Harriet
1813-1899
Bozarth Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Jan 14 1899 - Mrs. Harriet Oskins, one of Henry County's most esteemed settlers, died on Thursday with the grip at the home of John Oskins near Lewis. She was a native of Illinois and was in her 84th year. She leaves three sons and one daughter to mourn her loss. Uncle Frank Williams will conduct the funeral services with afternoon and remains will be laid to rest in the Bozarth graveyard.

OSKINS, John C.
1849-1904
Bozarth Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Missouri, Apr 21 1904 - Thursday, April 14, at 11 p.m., John Oskins breathed his last at his home seven miles northeast of Clinton, from pneumonia following an attack of grip. He was born in White county, Ark. and was 54. His wife died three years ago last February. He moved to Illinois at 15 and came to Missouri in 1868. Four children survive - Mrs. Carrie Cochrane, who kept house for her father; William Oskins, Deer Creek; Thomas Oskins, near Bethlehem, and Joe Oskins at home. One sister Mrs. John Bozarth, lives on East Franklin street. It will be remembered that the deceased had a brother Joe, killed by lightning in Bethlehem township, exactly three years ago on the day he died. (CC note: his brother was killed on Mar 12 1901) Funeral at the home. He had been a professing Christian since he was 18. Burial at Bozarth Cemetery.

OSKINS, Joseph
1851-1901
Bethlehem Cemetery, Bethlehem Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Missouri, Mar 1901 - Friday evening, March 12, 1901, Joseph Oskins was struck by lightning while standing in his wagon driving near Bethlehem school. The electricity burned his hat and left side and burned a hole in the bottom of the wagon bed. His watch had stopped at 17 minutes to 5. He and his wife had been visiting their oldest son, George, near Alberta and as the storm was coming on, she had decied to remain for the night while he went on home to take care of farm duties. Born in White county, Arkansas in 1851; lived in Illinois; when 20 he married a daughter of Mrs. Margaret Bozarth of this county. His youngest son John lives on Mrs. McKinney's farm just south of Clinton.

OSSENFORD, Thomas Edward
1938-1999
Englewood Cemetery (O), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Thomas Edward Ossenford, 60, Clinton, died Saturday, March 13, 1999, near Clinton. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, March 17, at the United Methodist Church, Clinton. Burial will be in the Englewood Cemetery, Clinton. Mr. Ossenford was born December 19, 1938, in Cape Girardeau, the son of Clifford and Gertrude (Thomas) Ossenford. He received his MBA at the University of Missouri, Kansas City. He was a member of the United Methodist Church of Clinton and Ducks Unlimited. Survivors include his wife, Nancy and son, Adam; one sister, Judy Tremaine of Lenexa, Kansas, and two nephews, Mark and Steve Tremaine.

OSWALD, Dorothy Louise MOORE
1928-2011
Englewood Cemetery (O), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Dorothy L. Oswald, age 83, of Clinton died Monday, January 24, 2011 at Golden Valley Memorial Healthcare, Clinton. Memorial services will be Friday, January 28, 2011 at Vansant-Mills Chapel, Clinton, Missouri, with inurnment in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton. Dorothy was a florist at Pheiffer's Flowers in Sedalia, Missouri. She was a member of St. Ann's Catholic Church, Warsaw, Missouri. Dorothy lived life and embraced each and every moment with boundless energy. She loved people, laughing, cooking, sewing, gardening, fishing and her kitties. Her greatest joy in life was her family, her children and grandchildren. She spent every day of her life finding ways to show her love. Dorothy, our precious Nannie, has given us all God's most blessed gift. She has taught us the true meaning of living life is sharing love. Among survivors are her husband Jerome Oswald of the home; two daughters Beverly Kohzadi, Clinton and April Lynn Herrett, Panama City Beach, Florida; and a son Mark Oswald, Shawnee, Kansas; and six grandchildren, Abraham, Azar, Nicolas, Kelsey, Connor, and Chase.

OSWALD, Edward Thomas
1901-1939
St. Marys Cemetery, Montrose, Deepwater Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, May 4 1939 - Edward Oswald, well known farmer of 2 1/2 miles south of Urich and just in life's prime, answered death's summons at the Community Clinic Hospital at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 2, 1939. He was the victim of pneumoccoccus meningitis that had developed following a mastoid infection brought on by flu. The last of March he was in the Community Clinic nine days and being better, had returned home though he had continued treatment and until the past 10 days, he and his family had hoped recovery possible. Bedfast, however the last days, his condition was realized to be serious and Sunday, he was brought back to the hospital but death and touched him and every effort to save his fine life was useless. Edward Thomas Oswald, was born January 12, 1901, one of nine children of Mr. and Mrs. Fredolin Oswald, prominent farmers of the Urich community. Educated in the nearby schools he grew to dependable, worthy manhood, loyal to his church, belonging in the Holy Trinity parish and following in the footsteps of his father in his love of the land and successful tilling thereof. September 18, 1934, Miss Sophie Kantner became his wife and they established their new home south of Urich a quarter of a mile from his birthplace and the home of his parents. Three little lives were given into their keeping, two sons and one daughter, all being too young to realize the gentle love their devoted father had for them or his great pride in his small family - Edward Eugene, Mary Josephine and Robert Ray, three two and one year old respectively. Mr. Oswald was a man of strong character and high principles, energetic and capable, and operated his farm with a systematized understanding of its many phases. He was also a good carpenter and kept house, barns and outbuildings in careful repair when he was well. He had gone to the fields to work the morning he was first seized with the flu which, settling in his cars, was a grave affliction from the onset. Surviving his splendid citizen and beloved father, husband and neighbor, are his wife and the three above-mentioned children; also six brothers and sisters, Miss Julia and Charlie Oswald of the home, William and Ben of the Urich neighborhood, Mrs. Joe Munsterman of near Montrose and Sister Mary Antonius of El Paso, Texas, Order of the Sisters of St. Joseph. Funeral services were conducted at the Holy Rosary Church, Clinton, Thursday (today) and the body was laid in the Montrose cemetery.

OSWALD, Elizabeth STAPF
1863-1937
St. Marys Cemetery, Montrose, Deepwater Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - The Christian spirit of Mrs. Fritz Oswald, in the evening of life, was released from physical bonds at 10:00 p.m. Monday, November 8, 1937, at her home south of Urich. She had not been well for about a year, but every care that loving hands could do was given her and every wish granted by her daughter, Miss Julia, and son, Charles, who had been their mother's mainstay since the death of Mr. Oswald, October 28, 1926. Elizabeth Stapf was born September 12, 1863, in an eastern state, moving to near Montrose while quite young. In this community she met her future husband, Fritz Oswald, who came to American from Switzerland. After their marriage at Montrose, the two began their wedded life on their farm, south of Urich, which had since been their home. They were given nine children, a daughter dying in infancy and a son, John, died at the prime of life, August 15, 1933, in a Kansas City hospital; the other seven survive. Mrs. Oswald's life was that of a true daughter of Christ, for she took His teachings to guide her everyday and reared her children to be equally as sincere Christians. Her life bespoke daily service to those about her; for on every occasion, whether it was joy, sorrow, or despair, Mrs. Oswald was ready to help; and she taught others how to live better by example. Humbleness marked her pathway. She willingly accepted her burdens and those of others about her, if it meant making their pathway easier. Energetic and capable, she performed the usual farm work, finding time for her flowers which meant so much to her as did the trees, amidst which their home nestled on a little knoll, back from the busy traffic, where time for the sweeter things of life could be found. She was a devout member of the Catholic church, constantly ready at its every call, and in which faith the stalwart sons and womanly daughters were reared. Her family was very dear to her, and the last gathering she attended was the wedding in September of a grandson, Fred Munsterman, at Germantown, where Mrs. Oswald had often worshipped. Service meant a sacred privilege to her and the choice of life's work, nursing, made by Miss Frances, a daughter, never failed to bring a glow of pride to both mother and father. Between her and Miss Julia was a bond closer than mother and daughter, for they were pals; working together and enjoying the same recreations. As this gentle, sweet mother became older, she more and more slipped the burdens of life to the stronger shoulders of her daughter, who was never so happy as when performing some service for her adored mother, departed now to join her beloved ones waiting on that other and happier shore. Mr. and Mrs. Oswald became known as the best farmers of their community. Their sincerity and friendship held a deeper meaning than to most people, and their integrity was unequaled. Their children were given their father's principles; his word was as good as his bond. Mrs. Oswald leaves to mourn her children, Miss Julia and Chas. of the home; Miss Frances Oswald, who is Sister Mary Antonius at the St. Joseph hospital at El Paso, Texas; and who was present at the last rites; William, Ben and Eddie Oswald of near Urich; Mrs. Joe Munsterman of near Montrose. There are 17 grandchildren. She also leaves two sisters, Mrs. Rose Blomert and Mrs. Bert Steinbach both of Montrose. Funeral services were conducted Thursday (today) at the Immaculate Conception church at Montrose. Burial at St. Mary's cemetery, north of Montrose.

OSWALD, Fred William
1927-1997
St. Ludger Cemetery, Deepwater Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Fred William Oswald died Tuesday, October 21, 1997, at Golden Valley Hospital in Clinton. Fred was born on a farm near Urich on January 14, 1927, to Ben Oswald and Lenora (Hueser) Oswald. He grew up on the same farm and he attended White Oak School. On August 4, 1952, he married Bernice Schussler. They had seven children. He worked as a farmer all his adult life, except for two years when he served in the U.S. army, from October 1952 to October 1954. He spent 19 months of his military service in Berlin, Germany. He was in failing health for the past five years. Fred was a member of the Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Urich. He was a member of the Montrose Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8820 and was an MFA Oil delegate. He was a member of the Montrose R-14 School Board for many years. He also served as assessor in walker Township for several years. During the 1970s he was a 4-H leader for Germantown Cloverleaf 4-H Club. Fred's greatest enjoyment was being with his grandchildren. He was their Grandpa Fred. Fred was preceded in death by one son, Timmy; his parents, Ben and Lenora Oswald, and one brother, Paul. He is survived by his wife, Bernice, of the home; six children, Kathy Shields, Belton, Jim Oswald, Ackworth, Iowa, Brenda Green, Ozark, Jerry Oswald, Urich, Janelle Vice, Clinton, and Becky Long, Belton; 11 grandchildren; one sister, Marie Staples, Montrose, and eight nieces and six nephews. Funeral mass was Friday, October 24, at St. Ludger's Chapel. Burial was in the St. Ludger's Cemetery, Germantown.

OSWALD, Fridolin "Fritz"
1862-1926
St. Marys Cemetery, Montrose, Deepwater Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Fridolin, or Friz Oswald was born June 10, 1862, in Switzerland, passed away at his late home, three miles southeast of Urich October 28th, 1926, at the age 64 years, 4 months, 18 days. He was the son of Casper and Barbara Oswald, both, both natives of Switzerland, and was reared in his native land, to the age of 18, when the family immigrated to America in March 1881; first stopping in Illinois for a few weeks, then on to Missouri, Henry county, April 1881. Mr. Oswald was united in marriage July 28, 11884, with Miss Elizabeth Stapf, of Ohio, whose descendants were from Alsace-Lorraine. The father bought the farm where the subject of this sketch has lived since the age of 21 years, and here is just another instance where perseverance will win if a person will give it a chance to assert itself. This family imbued that spirit of aggressiveness and tenacity that is characteristic of all Americans when they came to this country from Germany. Mr. Oswald was known as an honest, dependable and upright citizen, his liberality to religions and civic works was a proverb; his kindliness was marked and his name will long be revered and respected among the people of this community, as one who did well his work and who left behind him a record of which his descendants may well be proud. He leaves to mourn a faithful wife and the following children: Mrs. Joe Munsterman, Montrose; Frances Elizabeth, a nurse in St. John hospital, Salina, Kans.; Charles F., John Joseph, William, Benjamin; Julia and Edmond Thomas of Urich address; one child dying in infancy. He is also survived by several grandchildren and one brother and one sister. Funeral services were conducted October 30th, at the Catholic church in Montrose. Burial in Montrose Catholic cemetery.

OSWALD, Jerome Julius
1922-2012
Englewood Cemetery (O), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Oct 19 2012 - Jerome Julius Oswald, 90, died Saturday, September 22, 2012, in Clinton, surrounded by the love of family. He was born in Boonville to Frank Oswald and Rose Bechtold Oswald on March 25, 1922. He graduated from St. Peter and Paul High School in 1941. Jerome served in the Navy during both WWII and the Korean Conflict. He worked as a civil service employee for many years at Whiteman Air Force Base; 42-year total federal service. Jerome Oswald married the love of his life, Dorothy Louise Moore. They were parents of four children, Larry, Beverly, April and Mark. Jerome was a family man who adored his children and grandchildren. Most of Jerome's family life was spent in Sedalia. He and Dorothy later retired to their dream destination on Truman Lake. Warsaw. He was an avid outdoorsman who loved wildlife and the natural world. Jerome was an accomplished lapidarian, skilled welder, a self-educated individual with an exceptional mechanical aptitude. Jerome was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Rose Oswald; brother, John; sister. Frances, wife, Dorothy, and son, Larry. He is survived by his twin brother, Gerald Oswald; his three children, Beverly Oswald Kohzadi, Clinton, April Oswald Herrett, Panama City Beach, Florida, and Frank A. Oswald, Shawnee, Kansas; grandchildren, Abraham Cole, Azar Kohzadi, Nicolas Herrett, Kelsey Herrett, Connor Oswald and Chase Oswald. A memorial Mass was held at Holy Rosary Church, Clinton, on Thursday, September 27. Interment was in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

OSWALD, Joann JARVIS ASH
1935-2009
Tebo Church Cemetery, Leesville Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Dec 28 2009 - Joann Oswald, 74, Windsor, died Friday, December 25, 2009, at her home in Windsor. She was born August 15, 1935, in Clinton, the daughter of John Edward Jarvis II and Elmira Intonia (York) Jarvis. On November 10, 1952, in Harrison, Arkansas, she married Ernest James Ash, who preceded her in death on July 30, 1993. On August 15, 1996, in Clinton, she married Ronald Leo Oswald, who preceded her in death on April 16, 2009. Joann worked in her younger years at the former Windsor International Shoe Factory and the old Wagon Wheel Cafe in Windsor. She was a certified nursing assistant at the former Windsor's Resthaven Nursing Home for several years and most recently worked for the Windsor Elementary School Maintenance Department for several years and Royal Oaks Hospital for over five years. She was also a caregiver in several homes in the Windsor area. Joann was famous for the pies she made and loved making pajamas for her grandchildren every Christmas. She always thought of others before herself and had used her talents to make stocking caps for fellow cancer patients. Joann was a member of the Warsaw Church of Christ. Survivors include two sons, John Ash and his wife Mary, Windsor, and Jim Ash and his wife Lori, Windsor; two daughters, Rhonda Caswell and her husband John, Warsaw, and Sharon Luetjen and her husband Jim, Ionia; 11 grandchildren; 11 step grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; five step-great-grandchildren; a great-grandchild on the way, and a step-great-grandchild on the way; a brother John E. Jarvis III, Windsor; a sister Dorothy Marie Orfield, Deepwater, and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to her husbands, she was preceded in death by a sister Elnora Jean Huff. Funeral services will be Tuesday, December 29, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial will be in the Tebo Cemetery, Leesville.

OSWALD, Paul E.
1930-1996
St. Marys Cemetery, Montrose, Deepwater Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Paul E. Oswald, 66, Kansas City, Kansas, died Monday, April 22, 1996, at his home. Graveside services will be Thursday at St. Mary's Cemetery, Montrose. Mr. Oswald was born in Urich and was a resident of Kansas City, Kansas, for over 25 years. He graduated from Urich High School in 1948 and from the Agricultural College in Pleasant Hill. He was switchman for 20 years with the Union Pacific Railroad before retiring in 1993. He previously was a farmer in the Butler area. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean Conflict. Mr. Oswald was a member of the American Legion and the Royal Order of Moose. He attended the Mission Creek Baptist Church in Kansas City, Kansas. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Mary Lucille Oswald, in 1990. He is survived by his wife, Florence E. Oswald of the home; two stepsons, George E. Richards, Collins, and Kenneth E. Richards, Stockton; two stepdaughters, Nancy Mark, Kansas City, Ks., and Diane Lamson, Shawnee, Ks.; a brother, Fred Oswald, and a sister, Marie Staples, both of Montrose; 10 step-grandchildren and 15 step-great-grandchildren.

OSWALD, Ronald "Ozzie"
1937-2009
Tebo Church Cemetery, Leesville Twp, Henry Co, MO
Ron "Ozzie" Oswald, 71, of Windsor, Missouri, died Thursday, April 16, 2009, at the Golden Valley Memorial Hospital, Clinton, MO. He was born November 29, 1937, in Sedalia, Mo., the son of Leo Oswald and Vivion (Perrot) Oswald. Ron was raised by his grandmother Leona Oswald and an aunt, Ceola Oswald Hudson. On August 15, 1996, in Clinton, Mo., he married Joann Ash, who survives of the home. He was employed by General Motors in Kansas City, Mo., retiring after 31 years of service. He served in the United States Army. He was an avid pool player, enjoyed fishing and loved his dog “Rowdy". In addition to his wife, Joann, he is survived by 2 stepsons, John Ash and Jim Ash, both of Windsor, Mo.; 2 stepdaughters, Rhonda Caswell, Warsaw, Mo.; Sharon Luetjen, Ionia, Mo.; a cousin, Larry Hudson, Warsaw, Mo.; 22 step-grandchildren; 21 step-great-grandchildren and a step-great-grandchild on the way. Graveside services will be Monday, April 20, at Tebo Cemetery, Leesville, MO.

OTTEN, Mary HELYER THOMPSON
1934-1991
Kimball Cemetery, Kimball, Kimball Co, NE
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Mary Otten, 57, formerly of Deepwater, died Tuesday, November 26, 1991, in Cheyenne, Wyoming. She is survived by her husband, Albert Otten; three sons, Joe Thompson, Kimball, Neb., Rob Tompson, Springfield, and Criss Thompson, California; three daughters, Donna McEntee, Kimball, Neb., Terri Sorensen, California, and Becky Motley, White Oak, Texas; her mother, Winifred Helyer, Clinton; one sister, Janet Merriman, Chilhowee, and seven grandchildren. Burial will be in Kimball, Neb.

OUDERKIRK, Forrest C.
1934-1998
Osceola Cemetery, Osceola, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Forrest C. Ouderkirk, 64, Osceola, died August 12, 1998, at his home in Osceola. He was born in Argentine, Kansas, and lived in the Kansas City area until moving to Osceola in 1993. He was a member of Teamsters Local #995 and a Mason. He is survived by two sons, Charles Ouderkirk of Pennsylvania and James Ouderkirk, Kansas City; one daughter, Stephanie Wright, Kansas City, Kansas; two brothers, Harry Ouderkirk, Salem, Oregon, and Donald Ouderkirk, Wichita, Kansas; one sisters, June Ann Rice of Richland, Washington; six grandchildren. Funeral services will be Saturday, August 15, at the Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel in Osceola. Burial will be in the Osceola Cemetery.

OUDERKIRK, Jeanette E. SKAGGS
1936-1997
Osceola Cemetery, Osceola, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Mrs. Jeanette E. Ouderkirk, 60, Osceola, died Thursday, January 2, 1997, at the Sac-Osage Hospital in Osceola at 1:30 p.m. She was born in Argentine, Kansas, and moved to Osceola to enjoy the retirement life. She is survived by her husband F. C. of the home; three children, Charles and James Ouderkirk and Stephanie Wright, and six grandchildren; also her mother, Annabel Norton; two sisters, Nancy Davis and Bertha Hart; two stepbrothers. Funeral services were Monday, January 6, at the Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel, Osceola, with burial in Osceola Cemetery.

OVERBEY, John Anderson
1853-1938
Urich Cemetery, Bogard Twp, Henry Co, MO
Urich MO - One of Urich's best known and most loved citizens has passed on. John A. Overbey, son of Stephen M. and Margaret C. Reed Overbey, born in Trigg County, Kentucky, October 12, 1853, and died at his home in Urich, Mo., November 10, 1938, being 85 years and 28 days of age. His father was a veteran of the Civil War, having served as captain of Company C, 8th Kentucky Cavalry. In 1867, he moved with his parents to Henry County, Mo., the family locating on a farm east of Urich, later moving to a farm about three miles north of Urich, where the mother died January 15, 1905, and the father departed this life April 10, 1913. John A. Overbey was reared in pioneer surroundings, and received his education in the public schools. From boyhood days, he was in position to get a practical view point of life. He taught in the public schools of Henry County, having taught his first term when but 16 years of age. He was married August 23, 1874, to Sarepta A. Redford, of Henry County, daughter of A. B. and Hannah Redford. For some time he operated a general store at Norris, going from there to Lamar, where he was engaged in the insurance business later being in the same business, at Yates Center, Kans. In 1889, Mr. Overbey and his family came to Urich, MO., where he purchased the Urich Chronicle, and published this paper for three years. Later he was connected with the banking institutions in Urich, and in 19913 purchased the Urich Herald, which he published until 1921. Since he had served as a notary public, having held a notary public's commission for 40 consecutive years. He served Urich as mayor 17 years, and on the City Council and Board of Education and for the past 35 years had acted as conductor of the Urich Reunion. Since the death of Mrs. Overbey, July 31, 1929, he had made his home with his granddaughter, Mrs. Joe Garrison, whom he and Mrs. Overbey had reared from babyhood. Mr. and Mrs. Garrison tenderly cared for him during his later years. In addition to the above named, he is survived by four sons, W. Overbey, Appleton City; John Overbey, Dallas, Texas; Dick Overbey, Carnegie, Okla.; and Clint Overbey, Grandview, Mo.; two daughters had preceded him in death. He also leaves eight grandchildren, one brother Robert Overbey, Creighton, and two sisters, Mrs. A. C. Giltner, Creighton, and Mrs. Maggie Starkey, Sedalia.

OVERBEY, Letha Opal MASTIN DEHN
1904-1992
Englewood Cemetery (O), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Dec 1992 - Mrs. Letha Opal Overbey, 88, 135 North Washington Street, died Thursday, December 3, 1992, at Westwood Nursing Home.

OVERBEY, Max Eugene
1933-2010
Urich Cemetery, Bogard Twp, Henry Co, MO
Max Eugene Overbey, of Harrisonville, Missouri, was born March 26, 1933 in Creighton, Missouri the son of Robert Perry and Beulah Marie (Ashbrook) Overbey. He departed this life Wednesday, September 8, 2010 at the Truman Medical Center West, Kansas City, Missouri at the age of 77 years, 5 months and 12 days. On April 3, 1955, Max was united in marriage to Glenna Jean Kepner in Urich, Missouri. Max was employed as a precision machinist for Allied Signal, Kansas City, Missouri until his retirement in 1994. After his retirement, he owned and operated Overbey's Gun and Bait Shop in Urich. Max was a member of the Creighton Presbyterian Church, where he was baptized, the NRA and the North America Hunting and Fishing Association. He was an Air Force veteran of the Korean War. Max loved the outdoors, especially hunting and fishing, enjoyed mowing and being with his family. He was an avid reader and liked to listen to various sporting events on the radio. Max had lived in Creighton before moving to Harrisonville in 1964. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Dennis R. Overbey on September 7, 2003; a brother, Marion Overbey; 3 sisters, Roberta Marie Overbey, Nadine Smith and Phyllis Edwards. He is survived by his wife, Jean Overbey of the home; three sons, Michael E. Overbey, Adrian, Missouri, Robert G. Overbey and wife Cheryl, Rose Hill, Kansas, Max D. Overbey, Kansas City, Missouri; 7 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; a brother, Bill Overbey, Kansas City, Missouri; a sister, Bobbie Bohannon, Harrisonville, Missouri; other relatives and many friends. Funeral services were held Saturday, September 11, 2010 at the Dickey Funeral Home, Garden City, Missouri with burial in the Urich Cemetery, Urich, Missouri.

OVERBEY, Sarepta Ann REDFORD
1853-1929
Urich Cemetery, Bogard Twp, Henry Co, MO
Urich Herald, Urich MO - Sarepta Ann Redford, daughter of A. B. and Hannah Redford, was born near Cornelia, Johnson county, Mo., March 8, 1853, and died at Urich, Mo., July 31, 1929, age 76 years, 4 months and 23 days. In 1858 she came with her parents to Henry county where her father bought a farm on Big Creek where she grew to womanhood and lived until her marriage, August 23, 1874, to John A. Overbey, who survives her. To this union six children were born, two of whom have passed to the great Beyond. They are Medora Myrtle, who died in March 1881, at the age of five years, and Mrs. Eddie Florence Hall, who died March 15, 1923, at the age of 44 years. The children surviving are William N. Overbey of Urich, Mo.; John A. Overbey Jr. of Enid, Okla.; Dick R. Overbey of Ransom, Kans.; and Clinton S. Overbey of Grandview, Mo., all of whom were with her in her last moments. She is also survived by three grandsons, five granddaughters and one great-granddaughter. One granddaughter, now Mrs. J. C. Garrison, seemed almost as one of her children, having raised her since she was only one day old and who had always lived with her, but she tried to have no preference among the grandchildren. In her married life of almost 55 years, she resided four years at Norris, Mo., 2 years at Lamar, Mo., four years at Yates Center, Kansas., and returned to Urich in 1889, spending the last forty years of her life here. In early life she united with the Methodist church South, at old Prairie View church near Norris; was a member of the same faith at Urich as long as one was in existence, and continued in that faith until her passing. About 3 o'clock Sunday morning, July 28, she suffered an apoplectic stroke and about 8 o'clock lapsed into an unconscious condition from which she never rallied and passed away at 6:30 o'clock Wednesday morning. Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon at the Urich Christian church and interment made in the Urich Cemetery.

OVERBY, Mary M. SHUMATE
1925-2012
Mary M. Overby, age 87 of Deepwater, MO, died Monday, March 19, 2012 at St. Luke's Hospital in Kansas City, MO. Mary was born on January 19, 1925 in West Virginia. After graduating from high school, she married Warren L. Overby. Besides being a military wife, she took great pride in her children. Mary was employed as a seamstress in the clothing industry. Preceding her in death were her parents, and her husband Warren. Surviving are a son Barry Brierton and wife Cynthia of Deepwater, MO; 4 grandchildren, Brandy, Danielle, Brooke and Michelle; a great-grandchild, Briar; a brother Toby Shumate of Ohio; and a sister Anna Blanton and husband George of Georgia. Under the direction of Consalus Funeral Home of Clinton, MO and pursuant to Mary's wishes, she will be cremated.

OVERBY, Warren Lincoln
1924-2010
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Oct 19 2010 - Warren Lincoln Overby, age 86, of Deepwater, MO, passed away on Monday, October 18, 2010, at St. Lukes Hospital in Kansas City, MO. Among survivors are his wife, Mary of the home, son Jay Overby of Chicago, IL, and his stepson, Barry Brierton of Deepwater, MO. Pursuant to Warrens wishes, he will be cremated.

OVERSCHMIDT, Joseph David
1916-2003
Laurel Oak Cemetery (O), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jun 30 2003 - Joseph David Overschmidt was born January 3, 1916, to David and Catherine (Hanneken) Overschmidt in Union. He entered his heavenly home June 8, 2003, at Sac-Osage Hospital in Osceola. Joe D' was raised and spent most of his early years in Union until moving to Deepwater to live with his daughter. While in Union, he worked for Ford Motor Company for 35 years as a mechanic. He met his one true love, Lillian Brickmann, and married her December 29, 1940. They were divorced in the 1960s. They were blessed with one daughter, JoDean Overschmidt (Landes), born April 20, 1941. Joe D' loved working on cars, mowing lawns and going for car rides. His grandchildren described him as being the best driver's education teacher you could ask for. He often drove from Union to watch his grandchildren play basketball and loved to dance and eat barbecue. He had a real compassion for family and friends, always putting others before himself. He was a member of the Catholic Church in Union until moving to Deepwater where he attended Holy Rosary Church in Clinton, until retiring to Truman Lake Manor in Lowry City. During a hospital stay in April 2002, his daughter and grandson Bill led him to accept Jesus as his Lord and Savior. He was preceded in death by his parents; three sisters, Lorraine Louise Overschmidt, Lazetta Frances (Rose) Overschmidt Boulware and Marie Antonette Overschmidt Monzyk, and his one and only love, Lillian. He is survived by his daughter, JoDean Landes and her husband, Melvin, Deepwater; his sister, Louise Neola Overschmidt Hawkins of Kansas City; four grandchildren, Melvin (rusty) Landes and his wife Wendy, Lee's summit, Rick Landes and his wife Becky, Aurora, Colorado, Michelle Landes Johnson and her husband John, Lowry City, Bill Landes and his wife Patricia, Lowry city; seven great-grandchildren, Rachel and Megan Landes, Angela Wilson, Amanda and JC Johnson, Matthew and Jennifer Landes; one great-great-grandchild, Jordan Wilson, and numerous nieces and nephews and a host of friends and family. Funeral services were held at Vansant-Mills Chapel on Thursday, June 12. Burial was in the Teays Chapel Cemetery, Montrose.

OVERTON, Arthur F. "Fred"
1927-2003
Leavenworth National Cemetery, Leavenworth, Leavenworth Co, KS
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Mar 27 2003 - Arthur F. "Fred" Overton, 75, Lee's Summit, died Wednesday, March 26, 2003, at his home. Funeral services will be Friday, March 28, at First Baptist Church of Raytown. He was preceded in death by his parents, Tom and Merle Overton; his first wife, Peggy Overton; a sister, Kathleen Overton, and brother Thomas Overton. He is survived by his wife Kathy Overton, of the home; his sister Genevieve Wood of Waynesboro, Virginia; his son Tom Overton and wife Sue, Miami, Florida, and their children, Chris Overton and Jessica and Davis Swvers and their son Jacob Swvers, his son Fred Overton and wife Rita (Ming) and their children, Robbie, Carrie and Kristin, Leawood, Kansas, his son Jim Overton and wife Sue, Waynesboro, Virginia, and his granddaughter, Michelle Rego. Funeral arrangements are being handled by Mount Washington Forever Funeral Home in Independence.

OVERTON, Frederick "Fred"
1966-2009
Laurel Oak Cemetery (O), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Nov 2 2009 - Frederick "Fred" Overton, 43, Windsor, died unexpectedly Friday evening, October 30, 2009 in Windsor. He was born August 23, 1966, at Whiteman Air Force Base, Knob Noster, the son of Robert Leland Overton and Betty Lou (Ferree) Overton. On January 20, 1990, in Sedalia, he married Saundra Dee Seaton, who survives of the home. Fred worked at Pathways in Clinton and Royal Oaks Hospital in Windsor, from 1992 to the present, as a Quality Improvement Coordinator. He had served his country in the United States Army. Fred was an active member of the Windsor community and had worked with the Boy Scouts for several years. He was a member of the Advisory Board for the Henry County Health Center and was very active with the Assembly of God Church in Windsor. Fred was an avid bicyclist and jogger, but he was, especially, a loving husband and father, enjoying fishing, boating and camping with his family. In addition to his wife, Saundra, he is survived by a son Zachary J. Overton, and a daughter Kaley D. Overton, both of the home; three sisters, Judy Bidwell, Norfork, Iowa, Becky Jo Hudson, LaMonte, and Karen Overton, Sedalia; his parents-in-law, Herb and Ada May Seaton, Windsor; nephews, Rusty Ream, Chris Ream, Michael Hudson, Randy Hudson and Jonnie Bidwell, and two nieces, Kara Ream and Cindy Crain. He was preceded in death by his parents. Funeral services will be Wednesday, November 4, at the Assembly of God Church, Windsor. Burial will be in Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

OVERTON, Karen Leona
1960-2016
Laurel Oak Cemetery (O), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Karen Leona Overton, 55, of Sedalia passed away Thursday, April 14, 2016 at her home. She was born on October 23, 1960 in Colorado Springs, Colorado the daughter of Robert and Betty (Ferree) Overton, who preceded her in death. She worked at Waterloo Industries for 25 years. After retiring, she open Retrospect a clothing boutique and antique store. At the time of her passing, she worked at Trans-Continental Packing in Clinton, MO. Karen enjoyed hot air ballooning, spending time with her grandchildren and friends. She was a member of Christ and Trinity Lutheran Church in Sedalia and lived most of her life in Sedalia. Survivors include two sons, Rusty Ream and his wife April, Chris Ream and his wife Casandra; a daughter Kara Ream and her fiance Steve Woolsey all of Sedalia; seven grandchildren, Jacqueline, Jazmine, Marilyn, Brock, Alyssa, Brayden and Lily; two great grandchildren; two sisters, Becky Hudson of La Monte, and Judy Dixon of Norwalk, IA. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Frederick Overton. Funeral services will be held Sunday April 17, 2016 at Christ and Trinity Lutheran Church. Private burial will be at a later date in Laurel Oak Cemetery in Windsor, MO.

OVERTURF, Regina Fern ROTH
1915-1991
Fairview Butcher Cemetery, Quincy, Hickory Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Regina Fern Roth, daughter of Peter M. Roth and Lena Maud Miller Roth, was born in Hickory County, near Butcher, on September 24, 1915. She spent all her life in Hickory and St. Clair Counties. On December 9, 1991, she was hospitalized at Golden Valley Hospital where she was a patient until December 18, 1991 and returned to Oakhaven Manor, Warsaw, where on December 19, 1991 she departed this life at 1:45 p.m. She had made her home at Oakhaven Manor for the past 10 1/2 years. She attended Concord School and graduated from Weaubleau High School going to CMSU at Warrensburg where she earned a teacher's degree and later taught in rural schools. She was united in marriage to Wilfred D. Overturf on December 9, 1943 and to this union one daughter, Carol Dee, was born. Fern was a good wife, mother and neighbor. She was a member of Hopewell Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by her husband, Wilfred Overturf, Quincy; a daughter, Carol Dee, and husband, Bob Widger, of Clinton; two granddaughters, Kim and Tammy Widger; two aunts, Nora Carpenter of Humansville, and Beulah Ragland of Lee's Summit, and a host of cousins, neighbors and friends. Funeral services were held Sunday, December 22, 1991 at the Hathaway-Peterson Chapel in Wheatland. Burial was in the Butcher Cemetery.

OVERTURF, Wilfred Dee "Slim"
1913-1998
Fairview Butcher Cemetery, Quincy, Hickory Co, MO
Clinton Daily Democrat, May 4 1998 - Wilfred Dee (Slim) Overturf, 85, formerly of Quincy, died Saturday, May 2, 1998. He was the oldest son of Frank Weaver and Viva (Murray) Overturf, born January 29, 1913, three miles northwest of Willard, Missouri. He attended Flat Rock School and then moved to Gerster with his family and attended shcool there. Later they moved to the East Lynn area and then back to Willard. In 1942 Wilfred served his country four years in the Army, with time being spent overseas in England, France and Germany. On December 9, 1943, with a short leave, he was united in marriage to Regina Fern Roth. To this union one daughter, Carol Dee, was born. Wilfred drove an oil truck for Weaubleau Oil Company, was a mailman and he was a farmer most of his life. He was a good neighbor and friend and was always ready to lend a helping hand. On December 19, 1991, his wife Fern preceded him in death. In August of 1996, Wilfred had a stroke, leaving him unable to talk and no longer able to care for himself. He then made his home at Oak Haven Manor, Warsaw. In February 1997 he made his home in Clinton at Joy adult Care Center, then in February 1998 he made his home at the Clinton Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center where he departed this life on May 2, 1998, at 9:30 p.m. Wilfred is survived by his daughter Carol Dee Widger and her husband Bob of Clinton; two granddaughters, Tammy Widger and Kim Jones and her husband Brian, Clinton; onee sister, Anna May McCall of Republic; a sister-in-law Verda Thomas and her husband Jim, Osceola, and a host of nieces, nephews, friends and neighbors. Funeral services were May 6 at the Hathhaway-Peterman Funeral Home at Wheatland, with burial at the Fairview/Butcher Church near Qunicy.

OVIATT, Shirley Jean BARNES HUGHES
1934-2000
Englewood Cemetery (O), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Oct 26 2000 - Shirley Jean (Hughes) Oviatt, daughter of James L. and Margaret Lucille (Martin) Barnes, was born November 17, 1934, in Goff, Kansas. She died October 12, 2000, at the Golden Valley hospital in Clinton, Mo., at the age of 65. She grew up on a farm in Camdenton, Mo. She graduated from Camdenton High School in 1952. She married Dennis Hughes in August of 1955, and later moved to the Kansas City area where she was employed at United Missouri Bank for 10 years. Later she moved with her family to Hermitage, Mo., where her children completed high school. There she was employed at Prime Trucking Co. of Springfield, Mo. In 1981, she moved and settled in Clinton, Mo, where she was employed at Missouri Department of Family Services as a caseworker until her retirement in 1996. The final 19 years of her life were spent in the Clinton Community among her family and friends. Shirley was a member of the Christian Church of Clinton, where she was active in the Christian Women's Fellowship. Shirley was preceded in death by her father and mother, James and Lucille Barnes; and one sister, Mary Ellen Temple. She is survived by two sons, Boyd Hughes and his wife, Debbie of Raymore, Mo., and Donnie Hughes and wife, Kim of Clinton, Mo.; one daughter, Karen Yoss of Clinton, Mo.; one brother, Jim Barnes of Clinton, Mo.; three sisters; Sharon Minich and Carol Parsons, both of Clinton, Mo., and Patricia Frankenfield, of Roscoe, Mo.; six grandchildren, Jamie Hughes, Jenna Hughes, Chris Hughes, Shawn Hughes, and Steven Mackey; one great granddaughter, Katelyn Hughes. Funeral services were held Monday, October 16, at the Vansant-Mills Chapel, Clinton, Mo. Burial was in the Englewood Cemetery, Clinton, Mo.

OWEN, Benjamin Lee
1824-1910
Englewood Cemetery (O), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Benjamin L. Owen, a good man, died at his home on East Franklin at 5:25 p.m. Tuesday, November 8, 1910, after an illness of only a few days with old age and general debility. born in Lexington, this state, enlisted as a soldier under General Doniphan in the Mexican war and went with his command across the plains to Santa Few and engaged in the numerous hostilities during the war. After the Mexican war, he came to Henry County, met and married Frances J. Sweeney April 24, 1849, a daughter of Judge Jonathan Sweeney, one of the pioneer settlers of this county and they journeyed together for over 61 years. Eight children, two dying in infancy. The other six and the aged wife are left to mourn: Miss Ermine and Maude at home, Mrs. Lura Mitchell and Dr. George H. Owen St. Louis, Fred B. Owen, Oklahoma City, and Walter E. Owen of this city. A member of the First Presbyterian Church and Masonic Lodge.

OWEN, David M.
1949-1999
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - David M. Owen, 59, Hendersonville, Tennessee, died Monday, September 6, 1999, at a hospital there. He was born in Clinton, March 16, 1949, son of John Roland and Marguerite Owen. When he was four, he moved to Silver Spring, Maryland with his mother, finished school there, then moved with his family to Hendersonville where he owned and operated a music store. Survivors include his wife, Connie; five children, eight grandchildren; a brother, Roland Owen of Kerrville, Texas, and several nieces and nephews. His parents and two sisters, Viola Ried of Fern Park, Florida, and Flora Sindelar of Rockville, Maryland, preceded him in death.

OWEN, Dorotha Lourene BUTLER
1919-2000
Hazelwood Cemetery, Springfield, Greene Co, MO
Clinton Daily Democrat, Dec 14 2000 - Mrs. Dorotha Lourene Butler Owen, 81, Springfield, died Thursday evening, November 9, 2000. Mrs. Owen was born August 25, 1919, in Shattuck, Oklahoma, to Rev. C. A. Butler and Alma Elizabeth Dye Butler. Her early childhood was spent happily in Oklahoma where her father pastored various churches. She graduated from Clinton High School and from Southwest Missouri State Teachers College, Springfield. She was united in marriage with James Fredrick Owen on April 12, 1942, in Grant Avenue Baptist Church. Dorotha was a charter member of Jefferson Avenue Baptist Church and has been a longtime member of First Baptist Church, where she had quietly and faithfully served her Lord. She was also a charter member of Twin Oaks Country Club. Dorotha was a gentle and loving wife and mother. She was devoted to her family and greatly enjoyed watching her grandchildren grow. Her quiet manner endeared her to those who knew her and cherished her. She highly valued her long term friends and missed spending as much time with them in her later years as a result of declining health. Mrs. Owen was preceded in death by her parents; an infant brother, and a niece. Her husband, James F. Owen, survives her. Other survivors include a son and his wife James Mark and Sara Owen, and grandchildren, Jason Owen and wife Melissa, Michelle Owen, Ryan Owen and Mary Owen, all of Springfield, and a brother-in-law and his wife, Ralph and Joyce Owen, San Antonio, Texas. Funeral services were Monday, November 13, in Gorman-Scharpf Brentwood Chapel. Burial was in the Hazelwood Cemetery.

OWEN, Edith
1898-1930
Englewood Cemetery (O), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Miss Edith Owen died at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Walter E. Owen, on East Jefferson street, at 7:30 a.m. Friday, June 13, with uremic poisoning, which followed an acute attack of nephritis. She had a position as librarian in the public library at Springfield and as it was a slack season had come home for a few days visit, the Monday previous to her death. Thursday morning she took her father downtown in the car and a few minutes after her return became very ill. She summoned her mother, who called Drs. Walker and Poague and relatives who did all they could. In a few hours it became apparent that she was so very ill that all earthly means should be sued, if they kept her, so Drs. Dudley Robnett and W. P. Dysart, of Columbia, were summoned who arrived at 4 p.m. Her loved ones and the four doctors used everything known to medical skill but near midnight the doctors said nothing else could be done. They never stopped however until she went into eternity. She was born and reared in Clinton and was one of 7 children. She graduated from Clinton High School and went to Lindenwood College, where she specialized in home economics, graduating with that degree. She then taught home economics in Belview, Minn., Mangum, La., and later in Clinton. Miss Owen, who has always been a great reader, decided to specialize in library work and went to fort Collins, Colo., where she received this degree. She was librarian of the public library at Rolla, mo., for one year taking up the work in Springfield after leaving there. She united with the Baptist Church when a young girl and taught in the primary department in the Sunday School for several years. She was bright and vivacious and was a social favorite. She had apparently been in the best of health until her fatal illness. She had, however, complained for a few days of being so tired and not being able to get rested. The funeral was conducted at her late home on East Jefferson street. Her body was laid to rest in Englewood. The out-of-town people who attended the funeral were: Fred B. Owen and Miss Maude Owen of Oklahoma City; Mrs. Mary S. Dysart, Misses Mary and Kate Dysart, Mrs. Bedford Tolson and Mr. Hartley Banks of Columbia; Mr. Hale, Miss Mildred Wilson and Mr. and Mrs. Lee Norment of Springfield; and Mrs. Dodson Goss of Kansas City.

OWEN, Ermine
1855-1928
Englewood Cemetery (O), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Miss Ermine Owen died Saturday morning, December 8, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. H. P. Faris with heart trouble. She had not been feeling well, so had been there for about a week. Several days previous to her death, she wrote the following sketch, and requested that this be all that was used in the newspapers after her death: Erminee Owen, the third of eight children born to Mr. and Mrs. B. L. Owen, was reared on their farm east of Clinton; atended the Clinton public schools until set to McGee College (now Missouri Valley College of Marshall, Mo.) where after three years a student, she was graduated and where she won the gold medal for being the best reader in the college. She became a teacher. After a few years of service to the Clinton schools, she was elected to the chair of history and expression in the Teachhers' College at Kirksville, Mo. In 1907, she was offered the chair of English and expression in the Teachers' College at Pittsburg, Kans. She was glad of this position and it was nearer home and enabled her to be oftener with her parents in their eyars of advancing infirmity. The last three years of Miss Owen's professional work were given to the Teachers' College at Tahlequah, Okla. Since 1924, she has spent the summer months of the year at he home on East Franklin, migrating with the birds to some warmer latitude at the approach of winter, or visiting with relatives in St. Louis or Oklahoma City. She leaves two sisters - Mrs. L. S. Mithcell, St. Louis, and Miss Maude Owen, Oklahoma City, Okla; three brothers - Dr. George H. Owen, St. Louis; Fred B. Owen, Oklahoma City, Okla.; Walter E. Owen, Clinton. The funeral was conducted at her homee on East Franklin Street. Interment in Englewood.

OWEN, Frances Jane SWEENEY
1831-1919
Englewood Cemetery (O), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Mrs. B. L. Owen died at her home on East Franklin street, sitting in her chair, at 5 p.m. Monday. She had been ill about two weeks with a cold, but the end came from heart trouble. Frances Jane Sweeney was born in Cumberland county, Ky., April 28, 1831. At the age of 7 she came to Henry county with her father, the late Judge Sweeney and settled on a farm just east of Clinton. There she grew to womanhood and April 24, 1849, she married B. L. Owen, who died 8 years ago last November. Theirs was a happy married life and they were blessed with eight children, six of whom survive: Mrs. Lura O. Mitchell and Dr. G. H. Owen, St. Louis; Walter E. Owen, Clinton; Miss Ermine Owen, Pittsburg, Kas.; Fred and Miss Maude Owen of Oklahoma City, Okla. She leaves just one half sister, Mrs. Garth, who is now in Colorado Springs. Mrs. Owen was a woman of unusually fine personality, seeking always the highest things that life had to offer. She was a devoted follower of the Master and a member of the Presbyterian church. She grew old gracefully and was an interesting companion, keeping up with every question of the day, and at the same time her mind contained a wealth of reminiscences of the early days of our country, which were invaluable. A life of a good woman is shown by her children and in hers we find lawyers, doctors and teachers, people, who are educating and helping make better our land. The funeral services were held at her late home Wednesday afternoon. The interment was in Englewood.

OWEN, Frederick Bruce
1874-1935
Englewood Cemetery (O), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - The death of Fred B. Owen, widely known attorney and former Clintonian, November 27, in Oklahoma City, was a great shock to his family and friends. He was in a business conference when stricken with a cerebral hemorrhage at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday. He was rushed to a hospital but died at 6 p.m. never regaining consciousness. The body was brought to Clinton Friday night after a formal service at the First Presbyterian church in Oklahoma City Friday morning. At the home of his brother, Walter E. Owen, a second service was held Saturday afternoon. He was borne to his final resting place in the family lot at Englewood, where he was left beside his parents and beloved sister, Ermine. Federick Bruce Owen was born July 14, 1874, on the family farm, east of Clinton 1 1/2 miles, the youngest son of the late Judge B. L. Owen and Frances Sweeney Owen, pioneer residents of Henry County. There he grew from happy childhood to man's estate, attending the public schools and the old Lamkin Academy on North Second street. While in school there, he, together with Charlie Lamkin, Ralph McKee, Frank Nichols, and Gene Violette, founded Phi Lambda Epsilom with R. L. Covington and Uel Lampkin the first initiates. This fraternity has since become a national preparatory school fraternity and the four founders were fondly termed "father" by boys all over the land. Mr. Owen did his college work at Kirksville, got his B. A. degree at the university of Missouri and his law degree from Washington University, St. Louis. Before getting his law degree, he taught school in the country west of Deepwater, was superintendent at California, Mo., two years and of the Clinton schools three years, leaving Clinton to complete his law course in 1902. In 1903 he returned to Clinton where he entered the law offices of his older brother, Walter E. Owen, and practiced here until 1906 when he went to Oklahoma City and established the law firm of Snyder, Owen and Snell. The firm remains today with the third place only, changed, being now Snyder, Owen and Lybrand, oldest law firm of Oklahoma City. In June 1906, he and Ethel Barnhill of California, Mo., were married and to the promising western city he took his bride. They had no own children, but reared his wife's two young half-sisters, Faye and Helen Barnhill, and brother Joe Barnhill, when their parents died. To them, fondly known as "Brother Fred" he gave a beautiful and unselfish love. Mr. Owen grew with the city, being active in the First Presbyterian church, as he had in the old Cumberland Presbyterian of Clinton in which he was reared. He served many years as Sunday school superintendent and teacher. He was a member of the Civitan Club, also State and County Bar organizations, The Chamber of Commerce and was ever an important figure in Phi Gamma Delta and Phi Lambda Epsilom affairs, attending national conventions, establishing new chapters and carrying on a work he loved to father.

OWEN, Harriett PALMER
1897-1992
Englewood Cemetery (O), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Harriett Palmer was born in Fulton November 4, 1897, the daughter of Walter and Blanche Palmer. She passed away in Columbia June 6, 1992, at the Lenoir Health Care Center where she had made her home since May of 1974. She was married to John Britts Owen, a well known Clinton attorney. The couple lived in Lynchburg, Va., for a number of years where John was treated for a lung ailment. They later returned to Clinton and built a home on East Ohio Street. John Britts passed away in 1953. She was the Henry County librarian for a number of years. She traveled extensively and was interested in gardening and antiques. She was a member of the Presbyterian Church of Clinton and a member of the Wednesday Club. Graveside services were Tuesday, June 9, 1992, at the Englewood Cemetery.

OWEN, John George
1844-1933
Fields Creek Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - John George Owen died Friday evening about 8 o'clock at his home a mile and a half southwest of Garland. For several years he had been frail, and the past year was bedfast, only able during the warm summer months to go from his bed to another room with aid. His death means the passing of a great humanitarian, for in the years that he made his home in the Garland neighborhood, the people with whom he came in contact found him compassionate - interested in the building up of a home of love for his own people, and sharing that love with his neighbors. John, the son of David and Sarah Ann Owen, was born in Russell county, Kentucky near Crealsburg, in 1844. He came with his parents to Missouri in March, 1848, and they lived near Lexington five years, then came to a farm northwest of Clinton, where he grew to manhood. Here young John attended the old Fields Creek school, but did not graduate because the Civil War broke out, school was closed, and all young men forced to enlist, though John was not acceptable to serve as a soldier, for he was barely beyond the age limit, small for his age and in delicate health. March 20, 1877, John Owen and Miss Louisa Waddell were united in marriage, and theirs has been a companionship unequaled. Their devotion and tenderness for each other was extended to their two daughters, Mrs. Albert Riess, of Mascoutah, Ill., and Miss Viola of the home. Mr. and Mrs. Owen held open house all the time. Several of their younger relatives were left without parents, and they were welcomed into the hearts and home of these kindly people. It was Mr. Owen's price to have a well-kept orchard which produced well, and two years ago; his peach crop could not be excelled. Even in the latter years, when he became enfeebled and it was difficult to get about, the spirit of labor moved within him, and he went to his fields. Here he was assisted by his daughter, Miss Viola, who has remained at home with her parents and repaid them doubly for their love. Uncle John, as he was familiarly known, will be a happy and lovable memory. The sick and those not blessed with material things of life knew his sympathetic administration and advice - the little children knew him as their joking, storytelling friend - his wife as a wonderful helpmate and the children as a wise and devoted father. The Christianity in his heart was expressed in all his deeds. Toward all animals, especially to dogs and cats, was he kind and his kindness knew no boundary in being a neighbor. If he couldn't say something good of a person, he preferred to remain silent. Often did he sermonize on the Golden Rule, always saying that life would give back just what was put into it. He read his Bible devotedly, as well-versed in the Scriptures, and often talked of preparing for life after death. And, at last, when evening shadows lengthened into night, his soul was passing into the Greater Beyond, he murmured his sister's name, saying "stay there, it's a better place than this; I'm coming .. Mother? Mother." Besides the beloved wife, who became very ill about three weeks ago, Mr. Owen leaves the two daughters. Mrs. Riess, of Illinois, has been here since the mother's first illness, assisting in the care of her and the father. He had two sisters, Mrs. Alice Blackwell, Oklahoma City, Okla. and Mrs. Josie McBride, Mt. View, Okla., and brothers, Quitman Owen, Dillon, Mont., and Charles Owen, Denison, Texas, who survive. Funeral services were Saturday afternoon at the Garland Baptist church. Interment was in Fields Creek cemetery.

OWEN, John Steele
1909-1993
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - John Steele Owen, son of Edwin and Minnie Elizabeth Hawk Owen, was born June 16, 1909 in Gunnison, Colorado and passed away July 12, 1993 at Golden Valley Hospital. John was married to Mamie Lorene McClendon on June 27, 1927 in Kansas City. They moved to Azusa, California in 1939 where John was a chef for the Trails Restaurant for 28 years. In 1986 they moved to Clinton to make their home. John was a great cook, loved to work with wood and had a great sense of humor. He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters who died in infancy, one other sister, Marion Glaviano, and two brothers, Frank Owen and Roland Owen. He is survived by his wife Mamie and two nephews, as well as a number of other relatives and friends. Graveside services were held at Clinton Memory Gardens, Wednesday, July 14, 1993.

OWEN, Louisa WADDELL
1851-1935
Fields Creek Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
The Clinton Eye, Clinton MO, Thursday, Mar 21 1935 - The last services for Mrs. John Owen, who died March 12 were held Thursday of last week at the Garland Baptist church. Burial was in Fields Creek cemetery. Louisa Waddell was born September 17, 1851, near Louisiana, Pike County, Missouri, the daughter of James P. and Louisa Waddell. She was married to John G. Owen, March 20, 1877. He preceded her in death October 13, 1933. Two daughters survive: Miss Viola M. Owen of the home, who care for Mrs. Owen the 17 months that she was bedfast before her death, and Mrs. Albert Riess of Mascoutah, Ill.; also two sisters and a brother, Mrs. Ada M. Spangler of Oklahoma City, Mrs. Lillie M. Alexander of Clinton, and J.W. Waddell of Warsaw.

OWEN, Mamie Lorene McCLENDON
1904-1995
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Mamie Lorene Owen died October 5, 1995, at Golden Valley Memorial Hospital, Clinton, at the age of 91 years. She was born in Mulberry, Kansas, on May 30, 1904, the daughter of Harry and Barbara Grace McClendon. She lived in Asuza, California, before moving to Clinton to be close to her relatives. She was married to John Steele Owen in 1943. John preceded her in death on July 12, 1993. She was also preceded in death by seven brothers and one sister. She is survived by two sisters, Grace Randolph of Clinton and Maude DeWalt of Liberty; four sisters-in-law, Maxine McClendon and Lovetta McClendon, both of Clinton, Gina McClendon of Tonganoxie, Kansas, and Rhoner McClendon of Jacksonville, North Carolina, as well as a number of nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends. She joined the Appleton City Christian Church at an early age. Funeral services were held at the Vansant-Mills Chapel, October 9, with burial in the Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery.

OWEN, Roland Cleo Sr.
1924-2002
Englewood Cemetery (O), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Aug 7 2002 - Roland C. Owen, 78, Kerrville, Texas, died Sunday, August 4, 2002, at the Veterans Hospital in Kerrville. He was born February 29, 1924, in Quapaw, Oklahoma, to John and Marguerite Owen. He married Ruth Evelyn Southers on December 31, 1942, at the home of the late Rev. Lindsey. He became a member of the Clinton Christian Church at the age of five. He lived most of his life in Henry County. He was the owner-operator of Clinton Vending. He was a member of the American Legion, VFW and the Masonic Temple 548. In 1983 Mr. and Mrs. Owen went to Kerrville, Texas, for the winter and decided to make it their home. Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Ruth; one son, David and his wife Penny; two grandchildren, Jennifer and Corey Owen; one great-grandson, Brett. He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, R. C. Owen Jr.; two brothers and two sisters. Memorial services will be held Thursday, August 8, in Faith Christian Church in Kerrville.

OWEN, Wilma E.
1911-1998
Shawnee Cemetery, Warsaw, Benton Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Wilma E. Owens, 86, Windsor, formerly of Sedalia and Lincoln, died Tuesday, February 17, 1998, at the Golden Valley Hospital in Clinton. She was born October 2, 1911, in Warsaw, the daughter of Winfred Amos Owen and Maud (See) Owen. Miss Owen worked at the Farmer's Mercantile Store in Lincoln for 20 years before moving to Sedalia in 1967. She also worked at the Fairview Nursing Home in Sedalia and the Sedalia Nutrition Center for several years before moving to Windsor in 1994. Miss Owen was a member of the First Christian Church in Sedalia and was a former member of the Lincoln Rebekah Lodge. Survivors include two sisters, Reba Henry, Windsor, and Opal Austin, Clinton; 10 nieces and nephews and numerous great-nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral services will be Friday, February 20, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor, with burial in Shawnee Bend Cemetery, Warsaw.

OWENS, James Melven
1905-1999
Laurel Oak Cemetery (O), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - James Melven Owens, 93, Ironton, formerly of Windsor, died Thursday morning, October 28, 1999, at the Baptist Home, Ironton. He was born December 5, 1905, in Mountain Grove, the son of Luther Andrew Owens and Amie (Hull) Owens. On June 30, 1928, in Sedalia, he married Amy L. Leonard, who preceded him in death October 24, 1987. He was a printer in the Windsor area for many years, owning and operating the Owens Printing Shop from 1936 to 1949. He graduated from Windsor High School and was a member of the Windsor First Baptist Church where he served as a deacon. Survivors are a daughter and son-in-law, Doris Mae and Bruce Adams, Sevierville, Tennessee; a niece, Charlsie Shoemaker and a nephew, Ellis Owens, both of Clinton. He was preceded in death by a brother, Floyd Owens and a sister, Zelpha Owens Hagar. Funeral services will be Wednesday, at Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor, with burial in Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

OWENS, Lewis "Ellis"
1941-2013
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Sep 24 2013 - Lewis "Ellis" Owens, 71, Clinton, died Sunday, August 25, 2013, at his home. Ellis was born September 29, 1941, in Clinton, the son of Charles Floyd and Berneice Lorraine (Hager) Owens. He served in the U.S. Army. He was a pipe fitter for Missouri Public Service for 35 years. He was a member of the Clinton Elks Lodge, the First Presbyterian Church of Clinton, the American Legion in Clinton and the Clinton Cardinal Alumni Association. Ellis was preceded in death by his mother and father, Charles F. and Berneice L. Owens, and his dog, Tyson. He is survived by Mary and his dog, Sampson, of the home; two sons, Shawn Owens and wife, Melinda, De Pere, Wisconsin, and Shay Owens and wife, Melissa, Glenpool, OK; five grandchildren, Rheagan, Lauren, Korbynn, Seth and Parker; a sister, Charlsie Shoemaker, and her children, Schyler Shoemaker and Kelly Hand, and Mary's family, Cindy Wirsig and husband, Blaik, and their children, Grantt and Jake, Angie Wishard and husband, Brian, and their children Gentry and Briley, and Christa Atchison. Funeral services were held Friday, August 30, at Vansant-Mills Chapel, Clinton. Interment was in Calhoun Cemetery, Calhoun.

OWENS, Lucy H. WARD
1931-2006
Laurel Oak Cemetery (O), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jul 10 2006 - Lucy W. Owens, 75, of Windsor, Missouri, died Friday afternoon, July 7, 2006, at Windsor Healthcare and Rehabilitation, Windsor, Mo. She was born February 2, 1931, in Saline County, Mo., near Hustonia, the daughter of Glover Ward and Dora Sophia (Walburn) Ward. On August 23, 1952, in Calhoun, Mo., she married Harry Brown Owens who preceded her in death on December 23, 1986. Lucy worked for the Windsor International Shoe Company for over 40 years. She also worked for two years at Town & Country Shoes, Sedalia, Mo., and the former Gates (now Enersys) in Warrensburg for two years. She was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church, Windsor, where she was a children’s Sunday School teacher. Shopping, eating out with friends and spending time with family, especially special “Sister” days every Saturday, were all things she enjoyed. Survivors include a daughter, Sue Ann Owens, Windsor, Mo.; 3 sisters, Jessie M. Freeman, Windsor, Mo., Mary Handke, Harrisonville, Mo., and Juanita Willis, Archie, Mo.; and several nieces and nephews also survive. She was preceded in death by a brother, Arthur Ward, a nephew Jimmie Freeman, and a niece, Shari Lynn Carman. Funeral services will be Tuesday, July 11, 2006, at the Calvary Baptist Church, Windsor. Burial will be in the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

OWENS, Mary Anna HULL
1880-1934
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton, MO - Mrs. L. A. Owens Dead - Mary Anna Hull was born Feb. 11, 1880, in Wright county, Missouri. She professed faith in Christ at the age of twelve years and became a member of the Methodist church at Mountain Grove, Missouri. She remained a member of that church until October 1915, when she joined the Baptist church at Searcey, Arkansas. Mr. and Mrs. Owens moved to Windsor in 1919, and she became a member of the Windsor Baptist church. She was married to Louis Andrew Owens on March 1, 1896, at Mountain Grove, Missouri. Three children were born to this union, Floyd of Clyde, Texas; Mrs. Harve Hager, of Clinton, Missouri, and Melvin of Windsor. She also leaves one sister, Mrs. C. E. Elbert of Denver, Colorado, and several nieces and nephews and a host of friends. Mrs. Owens entered into rest at her home in Windsor, Thursday, December 6th, at the age of 64 years, after a lingering illness. She was a Christian woman, a devoted wife and mother and a good friend and neighbor. Funeral services were held from the Windsor Baptist church, Saturday, December 8th. Interment was in the Calhoun Cemetery. Huston-Turner Mortuary.

OWENS, Robert Cross
1840-1931
Combs Cemetery, Deer Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton, MO - R. C. Owen, a Confederate soldier, passed away Friday night at the Old Soldiers Home at Higginsville, where he had made his home for the past two years. He was 91 years, two months and two days old. Deceased was born September 11, 1840, at Gallatin, Mo. In 1861 he enlisted in the Confederate army and served under Sterling Price. In 1868 he moved to Henry county and this had been his home until two years ago when he went to the old soldier's home. In 1869 he married Miss Mary E. George and to this union nine children were born, five of whom are living. They are: T. B. Owen, Chicago; Charles H. Owen, Topeka, Kans.; George Owen, Mountain Grove, and Mesdames Nancy E. Taylor, Iowa, and Joe Johnson, Clinton. Mr. Owen owned an 80 acre farm six miles south of Calhoun and this is where he and his wife spent many happy years together, working and making a home for their children. Several years ago he sold this farm to Harry Bell, who lives there now. Mr. Owen was a stone mason by trade, but also farmed on a small scale. In 1869 he joined the Baptist church, and four years after was ordained as a deacon. He lived the life of a faithful, consistent Christian and was held in highest esteem by everyone. He was prominent in all the affairs of the day and was a leading Democrat in East Henry county. Everywhere he went he carried a ray of sunshine, which reached everyone. He was dependable and always ready to do his share in everything. It was said by someone at Higginsville that he was the "Prince of the Home". He also had a brilliant and alert mind and when friends visited him at Higginsville he would ask about certain roads, bridges or about different people and things that he had not forgotten. It can be said of him that his was a life well lived and that he was ready when the Master called for him to come to a higher throne. Funeral services were conducted Monday morning in the chapel at the home. The casket was draped with the Confederate flag. The burial was in the home cemetery. Besides his five children, Mr. Owen is survived by one brother, John B. Owen, Mayesville, MO.; thirty-two grandchildren, sixteen great grandchildren, a nephew, Carter Canan, other relatives and a host of friends. Among those attending the funeral were: Mr. and Mrs. Carter Canan and her sister, Mrs. Morton, Tom Parks, Fred and Everett Johnson, Frank Sands, wife and son, John B. Owen, his two sons and their wives, and a daughter and her husband, Mrs. G. W. Russell, Mrs. Geo. Bilbruck, Miss Ida Myrtle Johnson, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Johnson and son, Mrs. Leo Fellhauer and son: Rev. Chas. Owen, Topeka; Geo. Owen, Mountain Grove, and others.

OWENS, Thomas Britton
1873-1953
Irving Park Cemetery, Chicago, Cook Co, IL
Thomas Britton Owens died in Chicago, Illinois in 1953 in the Cook County Hospital. He had been employed for many years as a railway worker. He was born in Calhoun Missouri, Oct. 19, 1873. Was son of Robt. Cross Owens and Elizabeth George. He was survived by his wife Caroline Emma (Bernard) Owens and his 5 children Glenn Robert, Virginia, Charlotte, Fred and Golden. Services were held at the Calvary Baptist Church in Chicago. He was buried in the Irving Park Cemetery.

OWSLEY, Claude V.
1913-1979
Cross Timbers Cemetery, Cross Timbers, Hickory Co, MO
Claude V. Owsley, 65, Cross Timbers, Mo., died Monday at Research Medical Center. He was born in Benton County, Mo. and had lived in Cross Timbers most of his life. Mr. Owsley worked for Butler Manufacturing Co., Kansas City, 22 years before he retired in 1975. He was a member of the Cross Timbers United Methodist Church. He leaves his wife Chloris Owsley of the home; a son J. C. Owsley, Ava, Mo.; two daughters, Yvonne Elliott, Leawood, and Betty Howard, Lee's Summit, Mo.; two brothers, Lester Owsley, Cross Timbers, and Dewey Owsley, San Angelo, Tx.; two sisters, Ada O'Bryan, Cross Timbers, Mo., and Lillie Long, Edwards, Mo.; and seven grandchildren. Services were held Thursday at the church; burial in the Cross Timbers Cemetery.

OWSLEY, Dolly Waneta JUSTIS
1923-2013
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, May 29 2013 - Dolly Waneta Owsley, 90, Clinton, died Sunday, April 28, 2013, at Golden Valley Memorial Hospital, Clinton. Dolly was born in Clinton, the daughter of George S. and Violet May (Price) Justis. She was a caregiver for many older people as long as she was able. She was a member of the First Baptist Church, Clinton, where she was a member of the Spirit Lifters. She was a former member of T.O.P.S. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Othie Earl Owsley on January 19, 2000; her son, Leonard Earl Owsley; her brother, Valley Justis; two half-brothers, Ernest Savory and Dennis Savory, and two half-sisters, Lottie Savory and Iola Savory. She is survived by two daughters, Gale Ann Vesco and husband, Jack, Sparks, Nevada, and Debbie Gamber and husband, Jim, Clinton; one son, H. Dean Owsley and wife, Denise, Clinton; one brother, Jesse Justis and wife, Geraldine, Clinton; a brother and sister-in-law, Olan and Georgie Owsley of Lincoln, California, as well as 11 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Thursday, May 2, at Vansant-Mills Chapel, Clinton. Interment was in Clinton Memory Gardens, Clinton.

OWSLEY, Eula Nadine
1920-1967
Englewood Cemetery (O), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Miss Eula N. Owsley, 47, died August 30, 1967 at St. Joseph Hospital in Kansas City, Mo. Funeral services were held September 1, in Kansas City and graveside services were held in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton, Mo. Miss Owsley was born Feb. 27, 1920 in Warsaw, Mo. and had lived in Kansas City 18 years. She is survived by her mother Mrs. Sylvia Owsley, of the home; and five sisters, Pearl Owsley, of the home, Eva Dickenson and Joyce Bradfield, both of Blairstown and Oma Dickenson of Hermitage, Mo.

OWSLEY, Lou Sylvia BYBEE
1898-1986
Englewood Cemetery (O), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Lou Sylvia Bybee was born February 23, 1898 in Benton County, Mo. She was one of 13 children born to George and Delilah White Bybee. She passed away at the Sac-Osage Hospital in Osceola Mo., January 5, 1986. She was united in marriage to James E Owsley in Jordon, Mo., and to this union six daughters were born. They moved to the Blairstown community in 1940 where they were engaged in farming. Mr. Owsley passed away in 1946 and also one daughter, Eula, preceded in 1967. After the death of her husband Mrs. Owsley moved to Kansas City, Mo. where she worked as a dietary assistant in several hospitals. She moved back to Henry County in 1980 and made her home with her daughter, Pearl, where she was tenderly cared for. She accepted Jesus as her savior when she was 16 years old. She united with the Bethel Campground Methodist Church in Edwards, Mo. She was a loving mother who cared for a daughter who was a multiple sclerosis victim for more than 20 years. Many recall her singing the great old hymns as she worked for her family. She leaves to mourn her passing one sister, Lillie Hickman and husband of Bayfield, Colo.; five daughters, Betty Owsley, Springfield, Mo.; Joyce Bradfield and husband Bill; Eva Dickenson and husband A. B. of Blairstown, Mo.; Oma Dickenson and husband Bob of Hermitage, Mo.; and Pearl Owsley of the home. Nine grandchildren, twelve great-grandchildren also survive along with many nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held Friday February 7, 1986 at the Consalus Chapel in Clinton, Mo. Burial was in Englewood cemetery.

OWSLEY, Ora Lee
1890-1962
Greenton Cemetery, Lafayette Co, MO
Clinton MO - Ora Lee Owsley, 71, Odessa, Mo., died Tuesday at the veterans Administration Center at Wadsworth, Kas. Mr. Owsley was a retired farmer. He was a member of the Reorganized Latter Day Saints church of Knob Noster, Mo. He leaves his wife, Ruth Owsley of the home; a stepson, Joseph Schenck, St. Louis, Mo.; four stepdaughters, Mrs. Harold Van Tuyl, Raytown, Mo., Mrs. Marcella Talmedge, Corpus Christie, Tex.; Mrs. Bryan Crowell, Sunnyvale, Calif.; and Mrs. Floyd Whiteman, Odessa, Mo.; four brothers, Elmer Owsley, Pocatello, Idaho, Richard Owsley, Marshall, Mo., D. S. Owsley, Pottersville, Mo., and Donald Owsley, Windsor Mo.; and three sisters, Mrs. Willis Jones, Mrs. Laura Hackett, and Mrs. Goldie Meyers, all of Independence, Mo. Services were held at Husman-Sparks chapel, Odessa, Mo., burial was in Greenton Cemetery, north of Odessa.

OWSLEY, Othie Earl
1912-2000
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Thurs, Jan 27 2000 - Othie Earl Owsley was born in Benton County April 16, 1912, son of Joseph M. and Bertha Mae Pyle Owsley. He died Wednesday, January 19, 2000, at St. Luke's Hospital in Kansas City. Othie served his country during World War II as a member of the United States Army. He was captured in France and was a prisoner of war for 10 and a half months. He was a member of the Ex-POW Club, a life member of VFW Post 1896 and the American Legion. He married Dolly Justis on July 3, 1943, in Abilene, Texas. He went to work for Missouri Public Service in August 1946 and worked his way up to foreman. Preceding him in death were a son, Leonard Owsley, and two sisters, Ruth Trenary and Ethel Bell. Survivors include his wife, Dolly, of the home; son, Dean Owsley and wife, Denise, Clinton; daughters, Gale Ann Vesco and husband, Jack, Sparks, Nevada, Debbie Gamber and husband, Jim, Clinton; brothers, Olan Owsley, Lincoln, California, Lester Owsley, Honey Path, South Carolina; 11 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held January 24 at the Consalus Chapel Clinton. Burial was in Clinton Memory Gardens with graveside services provided by Clinton VFW Post 1894.

OWSLEY, Rolla Neigh
1858-1930
Laurel Oak Cemetery (O), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Rolla N. Owsley was born on what is known as the Owsley farm, north of Windsor, March 23, 1858, and died unexpectedly at his home here, August 5th, 1930. Mr. Owsley has been prominently identified with all Windsor undertakings and business affairs the past fifty years, taking an active interest in everything tending to promote the welfare of his home community. He served eight years as postmaster under President Wilson and was one of our most popular public officials. Since retiring from that position, he has been engaged in the mercantile business and was at the store and transacting business as usual Monday. Mr. Owsley had not been in good health the past few years but his ailments were causing no immediate anxiety to his family and his sudden passing away was a severe shock to them and the entire community. Mr. Owsley was married June 2nd, 1880, to Miss Nettie E. Pierce, who, with the following children survive: Mrs. W. E. Clark, Portland, Oregon, John Owsley, Los Angeles, Calif., M. Pierce Owsley, of Windsor, and Mrs. Charles Lindquist, of Port Blakeley, Washington. No funeral arrangements will be made until the children are heard from.

OZBUN, Ida A.
1900-2002
Freeman-Holsapple Cemetery, Collins Twp, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jun 17 2002 - Ida A. Ozbun, 101, ElDorado Springs and formerly of Collins, died Saturday, June 15, 2002. She was a homemaker. Funeral services were Monday, June 17, at Sheldon Chapel, ElDorado Springs. Burial will be in Freeman Holsapple Cemetery.

OZBURN, Marcella Maxine YEWELL
1925-2002
Englewood Cemetery (O), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Sep 25 2002 - Marcella M. Ozburn, 76, Blue Springs, formerly of Clinton, died Sunday, September 22, 2002, at an Independence hospital. Graveside services and burial will be Thursday, September 26, at Englewood Cemetery, under the direction of the Consalus-Bradley Funeral Home. She was born October 9, 1925, in Henry County to Charles H. and Lavina Collins Yewell. She was employed as a sales clerk for Hartzfelds Department Store and John Williams Pharmacy in Independence. On September 4, 1956, in Cass County, she married Robert G. Ozburn, who died January 17, 1998. Also preceding her in death were her parents; one daughter, Sandra Moritz; one sister, Evelyn Ross, and one brother, Dallas Yewell. Surviving are one grandson, Aaron Derringer of Oak Grove; two granddaughters, Lavette Loney of Oak Grove and Marnette Grace of Oak Grove, and five great-grandchildren.

OZBURN, Robert Glenn
1926-1998
Englewood Cemetery (O), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Daily Democrat, Jan 28 1998 - Robert G. Ozburn died Saturday, January 17, 1998, at his home in Blue Springs at the age of 71 years, four months and four days. He was born September 13, 1926, in Coffeyville, Kansas, the son of Paul Isaac and Hazel M. Nelson Ozburn. He grew up in Kansas City and attended Rockhurst College. Mr. Ozburn was a veteran of the United States Army. He was united in marriage to Marcella Yewell. He and his wife of 42 years had lived in Blue Springs since 1971 and prior to that in Independence. Mr. Ozburn worked as district manager for Western Auto for over 20 years, then he worked for Hallmark Cards, retiring in 1989. He is survived by his wife Marcella, of the home; a daughter Sandra Sue Moritz, Clinton; two brothers, Paul Ozburn, Independence, and Donald Ozburn, Raytown; a grandson Aaron Moritz; two granddaughters, Marnette Grace and Lavette Loney and three great-grandchildren, all of Oak Grove. Graveside services were held Tuesday, January 20, at Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.