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RACER, Alice Belle TAYLOR
1915-2002
Englewood Cemetery (R), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 9 2002 - Alice Belle Racer, 87, died Sunday, April 7, 2002, at the Warrensburg Manor Care Center. She was born February 13, 1915 west of Clinton. She is survived by one son, William Eugene Racer of Wichita, Kansas; two daughters, Phyllis Kay Racer of St. Charles and Mary Alice Lyon of Warrensburg; two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Her husband Herschel, died November 19, 1983. She was a nurse for many years at the Golden Valley Hospital in Clinton. She was a member of the Northeast Baptist Church. Funeral services will be Friday, April 12, at the Northeast Baptist Church. Burial will be in the Englewood Cemetery. - Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 26 2002 - Alice Racer was a daughter of Henry County. She was born west of Clinton, moved to Clinton when she was a small child, and spent most of her life in Clinton, except for about four years when she was in nursing school and the last few years of her life spent in assisted care in Warrensburg. She spent over 80 years being part of this community. She often shared what she knew about the development of Clinton and seemed to know almost everyone who lived here. She was interested in genealogy and continued assembling the family history her father began. Her interest in Clinton got her involved in the establishment of the Henry County Museum, and various items there reflect her life in this community. Her greatest contribution was the part she played in Clinton's medical community. She spent three years in Kansas City training at General Hospital. Then she went to Chicago for special work in obstetrics and then to Tennessee for public health training. She worked for Dr. J. O. Smith in his office for awhile and then took time off to raise her family. She returned to nursing, which she truly enjoyed, when her children began high school. She was the charge nurse of evening shift at General Hospital in Clinton and then moved to Golden Valley Hospital when it opened. Many residents have received care from her and know she wasn't just a nurse, but a person who loved caring for others. She worked at Golden Valley until about 1979 when her husband became ill and needed her attention. In later years, she was in the hospital to have her hip replaced, and keeping her in bed was difficult because she thought she was there to work instead of receiving care herself. It was fitting that she sold her family home to Twin Lakes Hospice, which continues to provide care for the ill in this community. She also was a regular worker for the Red Cross Bloodmobile when it came to Clinton. She met her husband while she was a public health nurse in southeast Missouri. While parallel parking her new red Dodge, she hit Herschel's truck and they became acquainted as a result. They were married on Pearl Harbor Day as they were driving across Missouri. After being married at a minister's home in St. James, they heard the news that Pearl Harbor had been bombed. They often laughed that more than one war was started on December 7, 1941. When her husband joined the military, she moved to Harrisonville to continue public health service there. They were married almost 42 years. Her church and love of Christ were equally important. She spent much time working with children in Bible School and taught a Sunday School Class of adult women for many years at Northeast Baptist Church. She was baptized as a child at First Baptist Church and was an active member there for years. She and her husband moved their membership to Northeast and were active in building the first sanctuary at the church. We are not sure what she is most known for at Northeast. Was it her Bible teaching or her hot rolls? She always had a sheet of hot rolls for dinner and especially for funeral dinners. She loved her family and worked with Herschel in their plumbing business, which was located behind the family home on Ohio Street. Family gatherings were frequent at her home and her cooking ability was enjoyed by her whole family and many friends who gathered there. She loved music and insisted that all her children take part in musical training even when they protested. "Spare the rod and spoil the child" might have been her philosophy of musical training, but all three children learned music from her practice style and continue to use and enjoy their musical abilities. She was involved in church choir and sang duets for many funerals with Mrs. Simmons and others. She, like many parents, wanted her children to have what she felt was missing in her own life. She insisted that her children attend college. She was a lifelong learner, trying to keep up with medical advances, teaching many other people to be CNA's, emergency technicians and hospital assistants through classes she taught in Clinton. She felt that education was important for a full life and always wished she had a bachelor's degree besides her nursing and public health training. She worked to provide all three children with a means for getting a degree and training that would benefit their lives. Always involved in several activities, she was a PTA president at Washington School and encouraged the development of a private kindergarten which began in the Racer home on North Main Street before kindergarten was part of the public school system here. She also was the president of the American Legion Auxiliary during the time the Legion built the building that stands in Artesian Park. She was a board member of the American Cancer Society, district president of the Missouri Nurses Association and a member of the Poly Credo Bible Study Club and two Home Education Clubs. In 1992 she was honored by the Clinton Business and Professional Women's group for her work in this community in nursing. Through her work with Camp Fire Girls, she mentored many girls who regarded her as a second mother. She enjoyed going to camp with the girls and acted as the camp nurse several years. She worked with Cub Scouts as well. She will be remembered for ... Spoiling her grandchildren. Her ability to get by on what she had available. Her ways of saving and stashing things, such as butter tubs and milk bottles, partly as a result of being a child of the Depression. Her ability to feed her family year-round with the huge gardens she worked. Her loving and gentle spirit and caring for others. Being a forerunner of the physician's assistant by answering all the calls people made to her to see if they should go see a doctor. Her continuous involvement in numerous activities in community, church and work. Her concern for her children and constant encouragement of their activities. Being a person who spanned the turn in centuries and being part of a generation of enormous change from the development of electricity in country homes to the technology of modern day. But most of all to our family for being Mom and Grandma. - Tribute by Bill Racer

RADER, Mary Jane McCOY
1829-1897
Kepner Cemetery, Bogard Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Feb 20 1897 - Died at the home of M. R. Mohler in Maurine Wednesday night at 7:30, Mrs. Rader, mother of Mrs. M. R. Mohler and Mrs. L. Bensley. She was bout 55 (?) and four years has been afflicted with cancer on the left side of her head, which caused her death. Her remains were taken near Urich for burial.

RADFORD, Christopher Phoenix
2007-2007
Osceola Cemetery, Osceola, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Sep 18 2007 - Christopher Phoenix Radford, infant son of Christopher and Jessica Lynn (Cook) Radford, died Sunday, September 16, 2007, at Golden Valley Hospital, Clinton. Graveside services will be Saturday, September 22, at Osceola. Christopher is survived by his parents; his maternal grandparents, Gary and Missie Cook of Osceola; his paternal grandparents, Rickie and Lorrie Radford of Goldsboro, North Carolina, and two uncles, Adam Cook and Ricky Radford, and an aunt, Julia Radford.

RADFORD, Ella Fay PARKS
1898-1994
Wrights Creek Cemetery, Jackson Twp, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Ella Fay Parks was born October 19, 1898, in St. Clair County, the daughter of John W. and Allie Duff Parks. She passed away Friday, September 16, 1994, at the age of ninety-five. Ella was a lifelong area resident. She was a seamstress for many years and a cook at the Jefferson Park School in Clinton. Ella was a member of the Wright's Creek Church in Talley Bend. She is survived by four sons, Norman Radford of Clinton, Raymond Lee Radford of Kansas City, Dail Leroy Radford of Grandview, and Eugene Radford of Clinton; ten grandchildren; seventeen great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband in 1972 and a daughter in 1923. Services were Tuesday, September 20, 1994, at Consalus Chapel in Clinton. Burial was in Wright's Creek Cemetery in Benton County.

RADFORD, William Norman
1918-2005
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 18 2005 - William Norman Radford died March 21, 2005, at 2:36 a.m. at Golden Valley Hospital. He was born in St. Clair County, October 21, 1918, the son of Charles Lee and Ella Faye Parks Radford. He was raised in the Talley Bend area of St. Clair Country. Norman, as he was known by his friends, owned and operated Radford's Body Shop on Jefferson Street, just off the west side of the Quare in Clinton, from the late 1950s until his retirement in the early 1990s. Before Norman's retirement, he sold the business to his son, Mike Radford. Norman served his country in the United States Army from February 17, 1942, to December 15, 1945, as a Sergeant in the 91st Supply Squadron, 22nd Air Depot Group. He married Joan Elizabeth Sartin on January 5, 1946. To this union, five children were born. He was preceded in death by his wife Joan; grandson Patrick Roskop; parents, Charles and Ella Radford; infant sister, Nadine Radford; brother Dail Radford and wife Jessie, and sister-in-law, Pat Radford. He is survived by two sons, Richard Radford and wife Pat, Havana, Florida and Michael Radford and wife Linda, Clinton; three daughters, Norma Jo Dunning and husband Bob, Clinton, Karen Roskop and husband Gary, Blairstown, Linda Radford Holt and husband Jim Ed, Deepwater; two brothers, Gene Radford and wife Ruth, Clinton, Raymond Radford, Kansas City; 12 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, five nephews; brother-in-law, Sonny Sartin and wife Sandy, Osceola. Funeral services were held Wednesday, March 23, under the direction of Consalus Funeral Home at Sickman-Dunning Chapel, with burial at Clinton Memory Gardens.

RAEF, Joe
n/a-1933
1933 - Joe Raef Dead - Joe Raef, brother of John Raef of this city, died at his home at Ashton, Idaho, July 14, after an illness of about a month. He had been in ill health for some time, suffering from absesses of the stomach, but became seriously ill a few weeks before his death. He was 60 years old. He formerly lived in Laclede County, Missouri, going to Idaho 33 years ago. He visited his brother in Montrose last fall. Other than his brothers, he leaves no immediate family. He was a well driller by trade.

RAGAN, Lenora Majean JARRELL
1935-2007
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jul 2 2007 - Lenora Majean Ragan, 72, Warsaw, died Friday, June 29, 2007, at St. John's Hospital in Springfield from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. She was born on January 28, 1935, in Amarillo, Texas, the daughter of Alton Jackson and Ruth Marie Fisher Jarrell. Majean was married to Terry Ragan on December 5, 1965. They lived in various cities and states and became permanent residents of Warsaw in 1989. She was first and foremost a homemaker, wife, mother and grandmother. She enjoyed fishing, bowling and golf. She never met a stranger and was a friend to all. She enjoyed life to its fullest and was known as the neighborhood morale booster. Majean attended River Church in Warsaw. She was preceded in death by her parents and one daughter Heidi Rottler. Surviving are her devoted husband Terry of the home; one son Robert Craig and wife Sally, Martinsville, Indiana; two daughters, Brenda Frerichs and husband Dale, Clinton, and Carrie Grobl and husband Karl, San Diego, California; eight grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Arthur Ray Jarrell of Wichita Falls, Texas, and Alton Paul Jarrell of Warsaw; other relatives and many friends. Funeral services were Monday, July 2, at River Church in Warsaw. Graveside services will be in Mt. Carmel Cemetery, near Shelbyville, Illinois, Tuesday, July 3.

RAGAN, Mary Helen HARRISON ROBINSON
1921-2006
Englewood Cemetery (R), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, May 22 2006 - Mary Helen Harrison Ragan of Clinton, Missouri passed away Saturday, May 20, 2006 at Golden Valley Memorial Hospital, Clinton, Missouri. Funeral services will be Tuesday, May 23, 2006 at the Clinton United Methodist Church with burial in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton. Helen was preceded in death by her parents, E. C. and Clara Robinson and one brother, Junior Robinson and her husband, Kenneth Harrison. Helen is survived by husband, George Ragan; one daughter, Gayle Johnson and husband, Mike of Clinton, Missouri; one grandson, Ben Johnson; one stepson, Bob Ragan and wife, Leila of Clinton, Missouri; two stepdaughters, Judy Carter and husband, Tom of Mission, Kansas and Lea Ann Graybill and husband, Claude of Olathe, Kansas as well as nine step grandchildren and 11 step great grandchildren.

RAGLAND, Alice Virginia BEAZLEY
1855-1886
Englewood Cemetery (R), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, 1886 - Mrs. Thomas A. Ragland, after a short illness, died at her home in Clinton, February 27, 1886, aged 31. Leaves a husband and two small children to mourn her untimely death.

RAGLAND, Anna Estelle LOMERY BUTLER
1909-1982
Englewood Cemetery (R), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Anna Estelle Ragland, daughter of Joe and Lucy Magdelene Benezette Lomery, was born May 11, 1909 in Chilhowee, MO. and died May 22, 1982 at Golden Valley Memorial Hospital in Clinton at the age of 73 years and 11 days. Anna attended school in the Garland community. She later married Owen Butler and they made their home in Kansas City where she worked as a seamstress for the Craddock Uniform Company. Mr. Butler died in 1960. She move to Clinton in 1963 where she worked at the Old General Hospital and later at the coffee shop at Golden Valley Hospital, retiring in 1977. On Sept. 5, 1969 she married Dan Ragland and they made their home in Clinton. Mrs. Ragland was a member of the Northeast Baptist Church. She was also a member of the Clinton Chapter No. 73, Order of the Eastern Star where she was a past matron. She was a member of the Past Worthy Matron's Club. She is survived by her husband, Dan, of the home; four step-sons, Bill Ragland of Clinton, Charles Ragland of Chilhowee, Howard Ragland of Raytown and Horace Ragland of Yakima, Wash.; a step-daughter, Mrs. Virginia Bowser of North Kansas City; one brother, Virgil Johnson of of Raytown; 13 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends. Funeral services were Tuesday, May 25 at the Northeast Baptist Church. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery.

RAGLAND, Betty J. BROWN
1929-1980
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Mrs. Betty J. Ragland, 51, Raytown, died Thursday at her home. She was born in Elijah, MO, and lived in Kansas City since 1946. Many of her in-laws live in the Henry County area. Mrs. Ragland was a member of the First Baptist Church of Raytown and the Blue Ridge PTA. She is survived by her husband, Howard, of the home; three sons, Kenneth of Sedalia, Robert of Independence and Howard Scott of the home; a daughter, Mrs. Kimberly Sue Ward of Grandview; two sisters, Mrs. Peggy Lee Tuttle of Mulberry, KS, and Mrs. Bobby Jo Wallace of Houston, TX; also, two grandchildren. Funeral services were Monday at Hinton Chapel, Raytown, with graveside services and burial Monday at Clinton Memory Gardens.

RAGLAND, Beulah Mary MILLER
1903-1998
Englewood Cemetery (R), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Beulah M. Ragland, 95, Lee's Summit, formerly of Clinton, died Wednesday, November 11, 1998, at John Knox Village Care Center, Lee's Summit. - Beulah Mary (Miller) Ragland was born January 9, 1903, near Quincy, in Hickory County, to Daniel Wesley Miller and Elizabeth (Hostetler) Miller. As a child growing up with her brothers and sisters, she attended the Old Miller School. Later with her family, they moved to a farm near Ohio Post Office. Beulah married Howard (Mike) Ragland on December 5, 1926. They made their home on a farm in the Ohio Post Office community. In 1967 Beulah and Howard moved to Clinton. Beulah was preceded in death by her husband, Howard. Beulah is survived by nieces, nephews and a host of family and friends. Funeral services were held at the Vansant-Mills Chapel on Wednesday, November 18. Burial was in the Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

RAGLAND, Calvin Land
1911-1994
Oak Ridge Memory Gardens, Independence, Jackson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Calvin L. Ragland, 82, Independence, died Wednesday, Feb. 2, 1994 at the Independence Regional Health Center. Services will be Saturday at the Speaks Midtown Chapel, Kansas City; burial in Oak Ridge Memory Gardens Cemetery. Mr. Ragland was born in Montrose and lived in Lee's Summit before moving to Independence in 1951. He co-owned the Shed-Ragland Construction Co. in Independence for seven years, retiring in 1960. He was a member of the East 39th Street congregation of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Survivors include his wife, June Ragland of the home; two sons, Larry Ragland, Minneapolis, and Scott Ragland, Switzerland; two daughters, Sandra White, Raytown and Mary Ragland of the home; two brothers, John Ragland, Cole Camp and Ernest Ragland, Twin Falls, Idaho; eight grandchildren.

RAGLAND, Daniel Beryl
1899-1987
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Daniel Beryl Ragland was born August 31, 1899 near Calhoun, MO. He attended Merritt School and Clinton High School. As a teenager Dan became interested in working with steam engines. On May 25, 1923, he was united in marriage to Lena Tubbesing. To this union five children were born, four sons, Charles of Chilhowee, Bill of Clinton, Horace of Yakima, WA and Howard of Raytown and one daughter, Mrs. Joe (Virginia) Bowser of North Kansas City. Dan farmed and worked several jobs while raising his family. In the fall of 1950 he sold the farm and moved to Clinton. He became active in the community serving on the city council and became active in the Eastern Star and The Golden Valley Shrine Club which he served as treasurer for 14 years. He renewed his interest in steam engines and attended several shows and helped friends run them in demonstrations and parades. Lena preceded him in death in April of 1968. In September of 1969 he married Anna Butler who died in May of 1982. No longer able to care for himself he entered Chastain's Nursing Home for the remainder of his life. He is also survived by a sister, Mrs. Gussie Evans of Kansas City, several nieces, nephews, sister-in-laws and brother-in-laws. One sister, Nellie Mae, preceded him in death. Dan was a kind, gentle man whose deep faith and convictions gained him the respect of all who knew him. His love of nature, toiling the soil, planting tiny seeds and nurturing them to full growth became one of his hobbies. Dan was always available to help his friends and family when in need. His five children, 13 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews were a great joy to him. He didn't distinguish between those related by marriage and those by blood. They were all his family and he was the happiest when they were around. Funeral services were held Friday, April 10, 1987 at the First Baptist Church. Masonic services were held under the Auspices of Clinton Lodge No 548 A.F. & A.M. Burial was in Clinton Memory Gardens under the direction of the Vansant-Mills Funeral Home.

RAGLAND, Daniel Burger
1855-1942
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - D. B. Ragland died at his home north of Chalybeate Springs, June 3 1942, at 11:15 a.m. He came to his grave in full age, like a shock of corn cometh in its season. His days were greatly multiplied and the years of his life were increased far beyond most of his generation. All had gone before him to their rest and he stood alone, the last of his generation, "as the shaking of an olive tree and the gleaning of grapes when the vintage is done." His parents, Nathaniel and Frances Ragland, came to Missouri from Kentucky in 1833, purchasing their first home of 80 acres in Howard County, Missouri, through the General Land Office of the U. S., in 1835, during the administration of Andrew Jackson. In 1839 they moved to Monroe County where they purchased a home, during the administration of Martin Van Buren. This was the home of this pioneer couple for 15 years. In 1854 the family moved to Clinton, Mo., which became their permanent home. Daniel Burger Ragland was born July 25, 1855, in Clinton. The home at that time was where the Goss Clothing Store now stands. He was the youngest of the family of eight children. When a small lad his parents moved to the Ragland farm north of Clinton where S. W. Riffel now lives. There he spent his boyhood days. He was educated in the Clinton public schools. After the war between the states the family moved to Clinton, where he and his brothers, Nat, John, Bob, Tom and a sister, later Mrs. M. F. Blakemore, were reared. "Burg" as he was known to his many friends was employed for several years in the hardware store of his brother-in-law, Geo. H. Blakemore. Later he served as deputy sheriff of Henry County while his friend, Will Elliston, was sheriff. Few men in Henry County had wider acquaintanceship than he. September 2, 1891, he was united in marriage to Laura Frances Duncan. To this union three children were born: Nellie Mae who died at the age of 4 1/2 years; a son Dan Ragland, east of Clinton, and a daughter, now Mrs. Lynn Evans, of Clinton. Death claimed the mother September 27, 1904, but courage and faith and the love for his children and home inspired the father to carry on. August 26, 1908, he was united in marriage to Miss Minnie Wade of Shawnee Mound, who survives him. She had been constant in her care; his stay and support in his declining years. He leaves six grandchildren to whom he was devoted. Mr. Ragland would have been 87 years old had he lived until July 25. He united with the Methodist Church many years ago and lived true to his faith. He was a charter member of the Clinton Masonic Lodge No. 548, and was held high in the honor and affection of all men, and of the community 15 miles north of Clinton, where he had lived 51 years. Funeral services were conducted at the Wilkinson Funeral Home on Friday. Burial with the Masonic ritual was in the Calhoun cemetery. Pall bearers were four great nephews: Robert, Baker, Calvin and Howard Ragland, Don Cameron and C. O. Fewel and the many beautiful flowers expressed the sympathy of his lodge, relatives and friends.

RAGLAND, Ella MIDDLECOFF
1872-1938
Teays Chapel Cemetery, Bear Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Mrs. Frank Ragland, wife of the late Judge Frank Ragland of the Henry County court, closed tired eyes on earthly scenes at 2:20 p.m. Monday, January 31, and crossed to the Hills of Hope from whence had come her strength. Had she lived eight days longer she would have reached the same age as was her husband when death claimed him six months ago. Mrs. Ragland had been a sufferer from diabetes more than a year and toward the last a dropsical condition had developed which had made it impossible for her to leave her chair for four months. Yet she never complained nor questioned the fate that was hers, accepting with the simple faith of the true Christian, the suffering she hoped would be forgotten when the mantle of immortality was slipped over her delicate shoulders. The death of Judge Ragland was the first in their immediate family in 43 years. Now, within the year, the mother has been taken and her sons and daughters mourn the loss of the sweet spirit who guided and taught them; whose positive ideas of right and wrong permitted no middle course; whose face lighted at their coming and whose love was a benediction to their days. Ella Middlecoff was born July 8, 1872, on the large Middlecoff farm five miles east of Clinton in Deer Creek township, the daughter of John W. Middlecoff and Elizabeth Land Middlecoff, prominent and old family whose American history began with Peter Mittelkauff who sailed from Rotterdam, Holland, and arrived in Philadelphia in 1728. Her father came to Henry County in 1866, settling on his large tract of land east of Clinton in 1867, improving it and hauling lumber from Warsaw for the fine old house. Wealthy and substantial, he became one of the most prominent citizens of Henry County, and president of the Henry County Bank. Mrs. Ragland was educated in the rural schools and reared in the early Methodist churches near the Middlecoff home, her religious training was thorough and sound and her respect and loyalty to the minister who was the voice piece of Higher Authority characterized all her life. She was a member at Teays Chapel at the time of her death. January 10, 1893, she became the bride of Frank Ragland. They were married at Windsor by Rev. G. M. Foster, and made their home first at the Blakemore farm, north of Clinton, and successively in Bates County, Duluth, Minn., the Middlecoff farm and in the Montrose community. Judge Ragland being made judge of the county court from the south district in 1927, they came to Clinton to live and here closed their life's books. Mrs. Ragland was a gentlewoman of kind and loving heart, patient in all her suffering, loving her garden, piecing quilts in later years, infinitely proud of her sons and two daughters and happy in the fine grandchildren whom she loved with all the intensity of a quiet, restrained life. She had many friends, winning them as the master poet suggests "by showing her self friendly and sharing their interest." Mesdames I. Keifer, Wade Church and Irene Pumphrey visited and helped her up to the last. Mrs. Ragland made her home cheery by her sweet presence and a warm bond of love holds her children close together though the soft voice is hushed. She loved here radio, enjoying the sacred concerts, keeping abreast of all news of the day and ever had an interest in politics. Loyal to the church, though the last years had made her a stay-at-home, power came to her from it and solaced her need. A sweet and beautiful character, she rests after long labors and her children bless her: Miss Mary, the youngest child of the home; Mrs. Scott Carter, Los Angeles, Cal.; Messrs. Walter F. Ragland, Empire, Cal.; Calvin L., Robt. and J. Baker Ragland, Deepwater; Howard Ragland, northeast of Clinton; and the two who teach, John Ragland of Cole Camp and Ernest Ragland at Filer, Idaho; Walter Ragland of Empire, Calif., and two grandsons, James and Francis Ragland. Three brothers, Archie and Walter Middlecoff of Los Angeles and Elmer of Alaska and sister-in-law, Mrs. Anna Wyatt, Lewis Station, also survive. The funeral was at Teays Chapel Wednesday afternoon. Interment at Teays Chapel Cemetery, Wilkinson Service in charge.

RAGLAND, Ernest Henry Dr.
1908-1994
Dr. Ernest H. Ragland, 85, of Twin Falls (Idaho), died Tuesday, Sept. 20, 1994, at the Twin Falls Care Center. He was born Dec. 20 1908, near Montrose, Mo., the son of Frank and Ella Middlecoff Ragland. He graduated from high school in Deepwater, Mo., and earned a bachelor of science degree at Southwest Missouri State College in Springfield, Mo. In 1934, he married Dortha Kirkman. From 1943 to 1946, he served in the US Navy in the South Pacific as a Pharmacist's Mate 2nd Class. He came to Idaho in 1930 as an elementary school teacher of grades six, seven and eight and principal at Deep Creek and served in Twin Falls County for 13 terms. In 1942, he was chosen as principal of Filer Elementary Schools. Following his discharge from the Navy in late 1945, he was appointed Superintendent of Schools in Murtaugh. In 1948, he enrolled as a graduate student at Columbia University, New York City where he earned a Master of Arts degree as well as a Doctor of Education Degree in Public School Administration. One of his degrees was signed by Dwight D. Eisenhower who was president of the university at that time. He returned to Twin Falls as Superintendent of Twin Falls Schools from 1951 to 1971. Ernest was an active member of the First United Methodist Church and served on the church finance committee several times. He was a member of Twin Falls Lodge No. 45 AF and AM holding all offices including worshipful master. He was also a member and held all offices of the Royal Arch Lodge No. 15. He was a member of the Rotary Club for 20 years and served as American Legion chaplain for several years. Dr. Ragland served as Fourth District Idaho Education Association president, was a member of the IEA Finance and Administration Committee for two years, was a member of the American Association of School Administrators and was a lifetime member of PTA. He was an honorary member of the Future Farmers of America and received the Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal as a World War II veteran. Survivors include one brother, John W. Ragland of Cole Camp, Mo.; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife on July 26, 1988; five brothers and two sisters. The funeral will be held Saturday, Sept. 24, 1994, at the Twin Falls First United Methodist Church. Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Park in Twin Falls.

RAGLAND, Florence Belle DUNLAP
1898-1963
Montrose Cemetery, Montrose, Deepwater Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinto MO - Mrs. Robert Ragland, 309 South Orchard, Clinton, died Thursday March 7 at St. Joseph Hospital, Kansas City, where she had undergone surgery for a malignancy. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, March 10, at the Montrose Methodist Church. Pall bearers were nephews, R. D. Wilson, James Ragland, Larry Ragland, Gordon Dunlap and Jerry John Ragland and a friend, George Scott. Interment was in Montrose Cemetery. Florence Belle Dunlap was born Sept. 25, 1898, in Montrose, Mo., the daughter of Albert and Cora Dugan Dunlap. When about seven years old she moved with her parents to a farm east of Montrose where she grew to young womanhood. On Sept. 27, 1922, she married Robert Ragland. They first established their home west of Deepwater and then in 1938 moved to a farm east of Clinton. In 1944 they retired from farming and made their home in Clinton. They had no children. Early in life she professed her faith in Christ and united with the Teays Chapel Methodist Church where her membership remained until her death. Mrs. Ragland was an active, loyal member of the Roberta Rebekah Lodge, the C. C. Club and the Independence Club of the Women's Progressive Farmers Association. Mrs. Ragland was a devoted wife, took a deep interest and pleasure in her home, and was possessed with a friendly disposition. She was ever eager to assist her family, friends and neighbors whenever possible. She had been in ill health for more than two years. Previous to entering St. Joseph Hospital she had been a patient two and a half weeks at Clinton General Hospital. Besides her husband she leaves three sisters, Mrs. Ramsey (Bonnie) Wilson, Montrose, Mrs. Paul (Julia) Blumhost, Clinton, Mrs. Josephine Morris, Independence, Mo.; a brother, James Dunlap, Montrose; many other relatives and friends.

RAGLAND, Frank
1871-1937
Teays Chapel Cemetery, Bear Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Judge Frank Ragland, jovial, kindly judge of the south district of the Henry County Court, answered a sudden call to the realms of Eternity at 9:17 Monday night, and slipped from loved ones and neighbors in but 20 minutes from the time he called his wife, saying he was ill. The doctor, arriving shortly before his last breath was drawn, realized the end was near and Judge Ragland gently shook his head saying, "You got here too late, Doc." Sunday and Monday he had been in his usual good health, having been to the store in the course of the day Monday and Saturday had attended a session of court. His heart was not strong, although he had suffered but one other bad attack, two years before. His wife, who has been quite ill for some time and for several weeks has not been able to walk, could not go to her husband when he called, but in turn summoned their daughter, who was just outside the house. The Judge had retired but a few minutes before, Mr. and Mrs. wade Church, next door neighbors, heard the anxious voice and were at his side almost immediately but death had claimed him and they could but ease the distress of his suffering. Frank Ragland was born December 19, 1871, at the Ragland home, corner of Third and Jefferson streets, son of R. Ragland, who was the first Democratic Sheriff in the county after the War between the states, and was said to know every man in the county by name, and his wife Laura Gillespie Whitaker. "Bob" Ragland was a Kentuckian and with his brothers had come to Missouri ten or more years before the war and had homesteaded the old Ragland farm two miles north of Clinton on the Warrensburg road. Mr. Ragland came to Henry County from Monroe County which was also the home of his wife, who had lived at Shelbina. Mr. and Mrs. Ragland moved to Bates County when their son was a small boy and his schooling was received at Smoky Row. Later they moved to the Blakemore farm 4 1/2 miles northeast of Clinton, where his mother had died. Judge Ragland and Ella Middlecoff were united in marriage, January 10, 1893, and for a time they lived on the Blakemore farm, going back to Bates County for a year and to Duluth, Minn., two years where he was in the fire department. Returning to Missouri they lived on the Middlecoff farm, near the Land school. Then Mr. Ragland went to a farm near Montrose where his family grew to adulthood, seven splendid sons and two daughters, who enjoyed a family reunion, May 28, the last time they were to have an unbroken family circle. Their first child, a daughter, died in 1894 and the death of Mr. Ragland is the firs tin the immediate family in 43 years. Judge Ragland was a member of the M. E. Church, South, belonging at Teays chapel where he has always kept his membership and contributed to its support as he was able. Loving the land he was a successful farmer, learning lessons of thrift and industry. He was elected Judge of the south district of the County Court in 1927. He then moved to Clinton to make his home and continued in office six terms, where he has exercised a wise and balanced judgment, generous and kindly to all who came before him and his coworkers. He lent a sympathetic ear to any plea and favored it if possible, honest and fair, a man of fine integrity. Judge Ragland was a Democrat of the most definite stamp. He had no criticism to offer for any act of his party and gave it his hearty support and loyalty. Indeed so loyal was his nature that anything to which he belonged or which was his, had his hearty endorsement and approval. His church, his party, his lodge, his family. He had a great understanding and fondness for little children, especially his own to whom he had always been a good and indulgent father and his two grandsons he loved devotedly. He radiated the happiness of a gentle nature and never spoke hasty or unkind words that hurt or wounded others. Judge Ragland was ever interested in the affairs of the day, reading the papers and discussing current topics with those he met. He found time to make a garden every season and this year had a particularly fine one. He loved flowers and and their care was a form of recreation. He kept the plants that were sent them on Easter, Mother's Day, birthdays or anniversaries and watched and encouraged their blooming with real horticultural skill. Judge Ragland is survived by his wife, daughters, Mrs. Scott Carter of Los Angeles, and Miss Mary Ragland of the home; sons, Walter of Empire, Cal.; Calvin, Robert and Baker of Deepwater, Howard of northeast of Clinton, John of Cole Camp, Ernest of Filer, Idaho, who is enroute to Clinton, one brother, Ernest of Springfield, MO., one sister, Mrs. Anna Wyatt of Lewis Station, and an only uncle, D. B. Ragland, of Chalybeate Springs, last of the pioneer family. The funeral will be conducted Friday at Teays Chapel. The Wilkinson Funeral service is in charge.

RAGLAND, Fred William "Fritz"
1869-1905
Deer Creek Cemetery, Deer Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Missouri, Oct 21 1905 - Fred W. Ragland, while attempting to cross the MK&T tracks, in northeast Clinton, was struck by an outgoing Katy passenger Monday morning about 7:30 and died from his injuries at 1 o'clock Tuesday morning. He was born in Clinton, near where the fatal accident happened, and was 36 years old. He was the son of R. H. Ragland and leaves a wife and four dear little children, the oldest only 10; also two brothers and one sister, two-half brothers and one half sister. Funeral at his late home on East Franklin and burial in Deer Creek cemetery.

RAGLAND, Horace Edward
1926-2000
Clinton Daily Democrat, Oct 16 2000 - Horace Edward Ragland, Mesa, Arizona, and Lynden, Washington, and formerly of Clinton, died Saturday, October 14, 2000, at Mesa, Arizona. He is survived by his wife, Naomi of the home; one daughter, Karen Riepe, and two grandsons, J. D. and Shea Riepe, Longview, Washington. he was the third son of Dan and Lena Ragland, who preceded him in death. He is also survived by one sister, Virginia Bowser of North Kansas City, three brothers, Charles and Bill of Clinton and Howard of Mesa, Arizona. He graduated from Calhoun High School in 1944. He was a member of the Army in World War II, serving in Germany. He retired from the People's store in Yakima, Washington, in 1983 as a department manager. Memorial services will be held at a later date.

RAGLAND, Howard Kenneth
1928-2005
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 12 2005 - Howard Kenneth Ragland, 76, Mesa, Arizona, died Tuesday, January 11, 2005. The fourth son of the late Dan and Lena Tubbesing Ragland, he is survived by his wife Louise; three sons, one daughter, one stepson and three stepdaughters. Local relatives include two brothers, William and his wife Mary Helen, Charles and his wife Margaret, Clinton; one sister, Mary Virginia Bowser of North Kansas City and one sister-in-law, Naomi Ragland of Mesa, Arizona. He was preceded in death by one brother, Horace E. Ragland, and one brother-in-law, Joe Bowser. Funeral services will be Friday, January 14, at Missouri Funeral Care at 6113 Blue Ridge Blvd., Raytown. Burial will be at Memory Gardens in Clinton.

RAGLAND, John Whitfield
1906-1996
Cole Camp Cemetery, Cole Camp, Benton Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - John Whitfield Ragland, 89, Cole Camp, died Sunday, February 11, 1996, at Western Missouri Medical Center, Warrensburg. He was born March 14, 1906, near Clinton, son of Frank and Ella Middlecoff Ragland. On August 16, 1930, in Springfield, he married Clarice Hilton, who survives of the home. Mr. Ragland graduated from Southwest Missouri State University in 1932. He taught for six years in rural Henry County and was superintendent at Shawnee Mound for two years. He moved to Cole Camp in 1932 and served as superintendent of Benton County R-I Schools for 33 years, retiring in 1967. In 1952 he helped organize the city and rural Fire Protection Association. He helped organize the good Samaritan Nursing Home District and also served as an administrator. Mr. Ragland served for 22 years on the State Fair Community College Board of Trustees and helped establish Cole Camp Boonslick Regional Library. He was mayor of Cole Camp for four years, was secretary/treasurer of the Cole Camp Fair for seven years and was past president of the Cole Camp Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Ragland also helped organize the senior citizens housing and the Cole Camp Ambulance District. He was an active member of the first United Methodist Church, Cole Camp. Other survivors include a son, Dr. Jerry John Ragland, Yokosuka, Japan, and two grandsons. Funeral services were held Tuesday, February 13, at the Fox Funeral Home, Cole Camp. Burial was in Cole Camp Cemetery.

RAGLAND, Laura Elizabeth GILLESPIE WHITAKER
1838-1894
Deer Creek Cemetery, Deer Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Sep 8 1894 - Death of Mrs. Ragland - Mrs. Laura E. Ragland was born in Monroe county, Mo. Feb. 11, 1838. Of her father's family, all are dead except one sister, Mrs. H. A. Gose, who lives at Shelbine. She was married in 1854 to T. H. Whitaker. Three children were born to them - Mrs. Elbertha Hoover, who lives at Butler; G. A. Whitaker who lives at Salt Lake City and T. H. Whitaker, who lives here. Her first husband died in 1860 and on the 7th day of November, 1865, she married R. H. Ragland. To them, seven children were born. Three died at Montrose in April 1884, within 11 days. The four living live here - Ernest, Fred, Frank, and Annie Laura. Her children were all present when she died except for G. A., distance and sickness in his family preventing him from being here. Before she died, she called her husband and children to her bed, kissing them all and bidding them all farewell and saying she would meet them in heaven. She joined the Methodist church when 17, then the Christian church. Her disease was that dread destroyer, consumption. She went to Salt Lake City last December to spend the winter with her son in hopes of regaining her health, but it seemed to do no good. She returned home last April. Her little grandchild preceeded her in death only five weeks ago and was buried in the same graveyard. Burial in Deer Creek cemetery.

RAGLAND, Laura Frances DUNCAN
1869-1904
Clinton Missouri, Oct 29 1904 - On September 27, 1904, Mrs. Laura Frances Ragland, wife of D. B. Ragland of Tebo township, died. She had been sick a long time, suffering with consumption. She joined the M. E. Church, South, in early life. On September 2, 1891, she was married to D. B. Ragland; three children, two surviving her; Daniel Beryl, aged 5, and Augusta Gracey, aged 3, left to comfort the father and share with him the loss of a devoted wife, loving mother and true Christian neighbor and friend. She will be sadly missed by her mother, Mrs. Duncan, and a large circle of friends.

RAGLAND, Lena Henrietta TUBBESING
1899-1968
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Lena Henrietta Ragland was born in Jefferson County, MO, on Aug 26, 1899, and died April 29, 1968 in Clinton General Hospital. She was the oldest of ten children born to William and Lizzie Ludemann Tubbesing. When she was seven years old she moved with her parents to a farm near Quarles in Henry County. She received her education in Jefferson County and Comer Elementary schools. She was united with the Quarles Baptist Church as a young girl, where she had remained an active member. She also was a member of Linne Burks Missionary Circle of the First Baptist Church in Clinton. On May 25, 1923, she was united in marriage with Daniel Beryl Ragland of a neighboring community. Most of their married life was spent in the Quarles and Clinton communities. Five children blessed this union. Always interested in community activities, Lena had been very active in many phases of youth work, guiding her children in 4-H and church groups. She also had great interest in Eastern Star activities and since moving to Clinton in 1950, she had been especially active in helping at the Masonic Temple in the many social affairs of the organization. She was also an active member of the Clinton W.P.F.A. She enjoyed mingling with people and made many friends amongst those with whom she worked. Her hobbies of quilting and flowers kept her busily and happily occupied. Her twelve grandchildren brightened the house when they could be near her. She liked doing things that made them happy. She is survived by her husband, Dan Ragland, of the home at 216 N. Washington, Clinton; the five children: Charles Lee of Chilhowee; William, Clinton; Horace of Port Angeles, WA; Howard of Raytown; Mrs. Joe Bowser of North Kansas City; a brother, Fred , of Clinton; seven sisters: Huldah, Margaret Keck of Clinton; Mamie Wales, Viola Holt, Kansas City; Pat Whittier, Seattle, WA; Laura Crooks, Leeton; Mary Smith, Redlands, CA. Funeral services were held Thursday, May 2, 1968, at the Clinton First Baptist Church. Burial in Memory Gardens.

RAGLAND, Margaret Louise NORCROSS
1925-2007
Englewood Cemetery (R), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Margaret Louise Ragland, daughter of Calvin and Gladys Rodgers Norcross was born near Norris on January 19, 1925. She traveled to heaven on February 3, 2007. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at the United Methodist Church of Clinton. Burial will be in Englwood Cemetery. She will be remembered by her devoted husband of 59 years, Charles, one daughter Deborah and husband Terry Mitchel of Clinton, two granddaughters Lana Mitchel of Summit, New Jersey and Dara Mitchel of Galveston, TX. Other family members are one sister Eunice Clark of Clinton, two brothers Ernest Norcross of Clinton and Claude Norcross and wife Dorothy of Drexel. Sisters-in-law Lacy Norcross of Clinton, Ilene Norcross of Washington Illinois, Naomi Ragland of Linden Washington, Louise Ragland of Wichita Kansas; brother-in-law William Ragland and wife Mary Helen of Clinton; one aunt Margaret Norcross of Warrensburg. Margaret received a Bachelor of Science degree in Education from Central Missouri State University. She spent eighteen years teaching elementary grades in various schools throughout Henry County. Margaret and Charles were united in marriage May 26, 1948. They enjoyed their time dairy-farming in the Norris area through 1989, when they retired and moved to Clinton. Their family honored Charles and Margaret for their 50th wedding anniversary in 1998. Margaret was a member of the Clinton United Methodist Church and the Samaritan-Builders Sunday school class. She was also a member of the Norris Neighborly Homemakers Club, the Henry County Historical Society, and the Retired Teachers Association. Margaret and Charles had been members of the Golden Valley Square Dance Club for over 25 years. Margaret served as historian for the Norris School Alumni Association since it was organized in 1964. Margaret and Charles enjoyed several tour-bus trips to various places including Nova Scotia, Northwestern States, Myrtle Beach, and the Canyonlands. Margaret pursued several hobbies following her retirement from teaching including ceramics, quilting, painting, and flower gardening. She occasionally taught art and craft classes in her home and nearby communities. Those welcoming Margaret in heaven are her parents, three infant brothers, brother Bob Norcross and his first wife Jean; brother Lawrence Norcross, brothers-in-law H. Edward Ragland, A. David Clark, Joseph Bowser, Howard Ragland and his first wife Betty, also a sister-in-law Mary Virginia Ragland Bowser

RAGLAND, Mary Frances QUISENBERRY
1810-1884
Englewood Cemetery (R), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Died, in this city, Saturday evening, May 24th, 1884, Mrs. Frances Ragland, widow of the late Nathaniel M. Ragland, and old and highly respected citizen of this county. Mrs. R. was a native of Kentucky, having been born in Winchester, Clark county, March 17th, 1810. When she was but a child her father met with a tragic death at New Castle, Ky., and her mother dying soon after this event, the little orphan girl was kindly cared for in the home of her grandfather, whose name was Thomas, and a relative of Gen. Geo. H. Thomas, who was a distinguished officer in the Federal army during the late war. At the age of 21, she was married to Nathaniel M. Ragland, of Clark county, Ky., and in 1832 they emigrated to Missouri, which had been admitted into the Union as a state only ten years before. Mrs. R. lived to see her adopted state come up from a territory to one of the first in the great commonwealths of the American Union. Her life reached over three-fourths of the present century, a century by far the most stirring and important to the Christian era. She belonged to a generation of noble women, who contributed largely to the building up of this new and growing state, in intelligence, morality, Christianity and material prosperity, and in fact everything which goes to make up a well regulated society. Mrs. R. first located in Fayette, Howard county, and after a residence there of only a few years she removed with her family to Monroe county, where most of her children were born. While living in Monroe county she became a Christian, and united with the Christian church in Paris. In 1847 she changed her residence to Cooper county, where she lived until 1854, when the family came to Clinton and occupied a residence which stood near the ground which Judge Dorman's store room now occupies. This was one door west of the residence of the late Col. Andrew M. Tutt, once a distinguished citizen of this county. In 1856, her husband having bought four hundred acres of land only two miles north of town, the family moved on to this land, and at once began to open up a farm. This was made a most desirable place, and later greatly increased in value, and was sold to the late Aaron Land in 1868. After this Mrs. R. again moved with her family to Clinton and made the beautiful home on East Jefferson street, which she occupied till her death. She was one of the original members of the Christian church in this city, which was organized in the court house in 1855. Mrs. Elizabeth Connor, nee Bozarth, is now the only surviving member of this original congregation living in Clinton. Those who knew Mrs. R. in her palmy days will remember that few ladies were better informed in the Bible than she, and in fact few preachers could surpass her in quoting and applying the teachings of Christ and the apostles. Her devotion to the cause of Christ was only equaled by her devotion to her family. Although to her friends and family always bright and cheerful, yet her life was a peculiarly sad one. While but a child she was bereft of father and mother; while moving from Kentucky to Missouri, her first born died in her arms, and was buried beneath the roses in the soil of Indiana. Her oldest, as well as her favorite child, James Harvey Ragland, went to California in 1853, when only nineteen years old, and on his homeward voyage was lost at sea. He had crossed over the Pacific ocean from San Francisco to Panama, crossed the Isthmus and took passage at Aspinwall on the ill fated steamer, Central America, bound for New York City. The vessel had favorable winds, clear skies, and calm seas from Aspinwall to Havana, where she anchored Sep. 8th 1857. The morning of the 9th dawned clear and bright, the vessel weighed anchor, spread her sails to gentle winds past out of the port and soon gained the open sea. When near the outer edge of the Gulf Stream and five hundred miles off Cape Hatteras, the vessel encountered a terrific gale and was lost will all her cargo and most of the passengers and crew. Few of the five hundred and seventy-five persons on board were saved and those generally women and children. The Central America was a U. S. Mail steamer and was carrying the California Mails, it was commanded by Captain William Louis Herndon, of the U. S. Navy, who greatly distinguished himself at the time of the disaster, by gallant and meritorious conduct. This good man who went down to death, while standing at his post, was the father of the late wife of President Chester A. Arthur. This was one of the greatest disasters that ever happened upon the high seas. Mrs. Ragland's husband and daughter both died in the distant South, where they had gone with her for their health. Their deaths followed each other in such quick succession that the father and the daughter might have met on the "stygian brink," Mrs. R. has been an invalid for over three years. The funeral which took place on Monday was largely attended. There was placed on the casket a large and beautiful star of white roses sent by the ladies of the Christian Church, Carthage, MO., of which her son, Rev. N. M. Ragland is pastor. The sermon of Rev. Mr. Plattenburg was most eloquent, beautiful and impressive. All her children were present at the funeral with the exception of Capt. Jno. M. Ragland, who lives in St. Clair Co., and could not be reached by telephone.

RAGLAND, Minnie WADE
1871-1959
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Last rites for Mrs. Minnie Wade Ragland, 87, who died Aug 9 at Wetzel Hospital where she had been a patient since July 5, were conducted Aug 11, at Schaberg Funeral Home. Burial was in Calhoun Cemetery with nephews, Owen Wade, Kent McSpadden, John Adams, Jack Austin, Neal and Allen Paxton as pall bearers. Minnie Wade was born Nov 10, 1871, near Shawnee Mound, the daughter of Peter William and Sarah Jane Johnson Wade, pioneer Henry Countians who came to Missouri from Ottumwa, IA, at the close of the Civil War. Her father, a Union army veteran, and her mother, a teacher in the Ottumwa schools, made their home at Shawnee Mound and reared their 10 children there. On Aug 26, 1908, she married D. B. Ragland of Calhoun and they maintained their home there until Mr. Ragland's death in 1942. Since that time she had lived in Clinton. She is remembered as a good, kind Christian woman, devoted to her home family and friends, a loyal neighbor and ever willing to help another. Early in life she united with the Hickory Grove Methodist Church, in later years transferring to the Clinton Assembly of God Church. She leaves a stepson, Dan Ragland, Clinton; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Lynn Evans, R. 2, Clinton; three sisters, Mrs. Oren Streeter, Independence, Mrs. Lula Paxton, Milan, Mo., and Mrs. Albert Devenney, Osceola; a brother, Will Wade, Passadena, Calif.; a number of nieces and nephews, including Owen Wade of Clinton; six grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren; many other relatives and friends.

RAGLAND, Nathaniel Madison Jr. Rev.
1848-1933
Fayetteville AR, May 10 1933 - N. M. Ragland is Called by Death - The Rev. N. M. Ragland, Pastor Emeritus of the Christian church, head and founder of the Christian church at Farmington, died here today after a long illness. He was born March 17, 1848, just 12 days after the founding of the church here by the noted Robert Graham who rode into Fayetteville on horseback March 5, 1848; a church Mr. Ragland served for nearly a half century. Funeral arrangements have not been completed pending the arrival of his daughter, Mrs. Fannie Ragland Carter who lives in Canton, Ohio, and of his son, Harvey Ragland, of Bristow, Okla. Mr. Ragland had lived in Fayetteville nearly 48 years and had been connected with the local church all of that time, 23 years actively. He was born at Boonville, Mo. His first wife was Miss Fannie Sparr of Knob Noster, Mo., where the two were married. Mr. Ragland was married a number of years after his first wife's death to Miss Beatrice Shelton of Fayetteville on Feb. 21, 1901, who with his two children and nine grandchildren survive him. Mr. Ragland often was referred to as Fayetteville's most beloved citizen. Until a year ago he attended actively to many clerical duties but during the past six months has been confined almost entirely to his home. His daughter spent the winter and early spring here at his bedside and had returned to Ohio only three weeks ago. - Clinton Eye, May 10 1933 - Rev. N. W. Ragland Died - In 1854 N. M. Ragland removed from Cooper county, Mo. to Clinton. He built a house on the lot now occupied by the Goss Clothing Company. Five years later he bought land two miles north of Clinton. Mr. Riffel's home on highway 13, where the cedar trees are, is a part of the farm, the trees being planted by Mr. Ragland. In 1848 while living in Cooper county, a son was born, being the namesake of the father. This son, N. M. Ragland, Jr., grew to young manhood on his father's farm with four brothers: John, Robert and Thomas, long since deceased, and Daniel Burger Ragland, the youngest of the family now living in the Chalybeate Springs neighborhood of this country, having been born in the home on the north side of the square, and is probably the oldest native of Clinton. A sister, Malinda Frances, married Geo. H. Blakemore in 1861 and lived in Clinton all her life, which ended in October, 1929. Early in life, N. M. Ragland, Jr. was called to the ministry. To fit himself for this exalted calling, he attended the University of Lexington, Kentucky, three years. On May 29th, 1874, he graduated from the Christian University at Canton, Mo. The Clinton Christian Church called him as a pastor. After a few years of service he became pastor of the church in Sedalia. He then went to Carthage, and in 1885 accepted a call to the church at Fayetteville, Ark. He served the church there nearly 40 years. When he resigned he was made Pastor Emeritus, which honor he cherished until his demise, which occurred Wednesday morning, May 10th, 1933, at his home in Fayetteville, Ark., surrounded by members of his family and friends, and attended by the prayers and grief of almost the entire population of the city. The funeral was held Saturday, May 13, at 3 p.m. in the church which he had so long and faithfully served. Interment at the local cemetery. While pastor at Sedalia he married Miss Fannie Sparr of Knob Noster. Three sons, Harvey, proprietor of the newspaper at Bristow, Okla..; Henry, a Civil Engineer, died in Memphis, Tenn. in 1904; and little Nat, who died in infancy. One daughter, Fannie, married John B. Carter, who represents R. G. Dunn and Co., at Canton, Ohio, that home consisting of the parents and three daughters. The wife and mother of the children named, died when the children were very young. About fifteen years later Rev. Ragland married Miss Beatrice Shelton of Fayetteville, Ark., who was a devoted wife and help mate and now lives in sweet memories of the splendid life. During the years he was Emeritus Pastor, he devoted most of his time to serving mission churches in and near Fayetteville, and when his strength permitted, no call for help was unheeded by him. He spent his life ministering to others. He was sent for by those in affluence. He sought out those in poverty. He was welcome in the counting houses and places of business, and was a comforter in the precincts of sorrow. About two years ago, due to failing strength, he had to cease activities, but his home was the Mecca of those in need. None went away comfortless. Some weeks ago a demonstration of love for him was held in the church he had so well served. This was participated in by the people of the city regardless of church preference. He was not able to attend. Radio connection with his home was installed that he might hear the enconiums of his fellow citizens. Annually and oftener he visited his beloved sister, Mrs. Blakemore in Clinton. Their mutual love was beautiful. His last visit to Clinton was to attend the funeral of his sister in October, 1929. While he was pastor of Clinton Christian Church, he taught school which was conducted in the old church at the corner of Third and Green streets. Mrs. J. M. Spangler was one of the pupils, and when she became a bride she had Rev. Ragland perform the ceremony, March 7th, 1878. After nearly sixty years in the ministry, while a beautiful halo was brightening his life's radiant sunset, neighbors heard from his lips the assurance of a glorious translation. His spirit pure as the redeeming blood of his Savior could make it joined the concourse of departed friends who had scaled the battlements of heaven to welcome him home. "The pitcher was broken at the well". His service to his fellow man ended only when he was called to a higher, purer life. The good he did will follow him in the lives of those made nobler through his service. The Master said: "He that is servant of all shall be greatest in the kingdom". His was a life of ceaseless, useful service for others. The promise is true. Uncle Nat's place is secure in the realm of eternal bliss.

RAGLAND, Samuel Hobbs
1867-1919
Former Circuit Clerk Dies - Demise of Samuel Hobbs Ragland Occurs in New York City - William A. Curry, clerk of the assignment division of the circuit court, yesterday received word of the death in New York city on July 21 of Samuel Hobbs Ragland, 51 years old, who was at one time a deputy circuit clerk in Judge James H. Slover's division of the circuit court. Mr. Ragland was well known among Kansas City lawyers. He was born in Clinton, Mo., and was graduated from the old Woodland college in Independence. He left here in 1902, and was for ten years advertising manager of the Smart Set magazine in New York, and for five years was in charge of the advertising department of the Faber Pencil Company. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Mable Moore Ragland, to whom he married in Toledo, O., in 1913.

RAGLAND, Thomas Alexander
1841-1907
Englewood Cemetery (R), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, 1907 - The death of Thomas Ragland occurred very unexpectedly Sunday morning from heart disease of long standing. Last week, he and his wife rented the farm near Urich and came to town to be more convenient to a doctor and temporarily occupied rooms in his brick building on the west side of the square. He was born in Monroe County, Dec. 6 1841; educated at Christian University in Lexington, Ky.; married Alice Beasley in Boone County, Mo. in 1873; came to Clinton in 1874 and was a prominent grocery merchant here a number of years. Two children - Claude of Kansas City, and Ellen, now Mrs. B. Lippincott of Chicago. The mother died about 20 years ago and in 1896, Mr. Ragland married Mrs. Sarah Rankin of near Urich, who survives him. Mrs. George Blakemore of Clinton is an only sister. The four surviving brothers are John M. of Osceola; Rev. N. M. Ragland of Fayetteville, Arkansas; Robert Ragland, Clinton and D. B. of Calhoun.

RAGLAND, Thomas H.
1936-1999
Clinton Daily Democrat, Dec 8 1999 - Thomas H. Ragland, 63, Marshall, died Sunday, December 5, 1999, at his home. Cremation, under the direction of Sweeney-Reser-Wills Funeral Home of Marshall.

RAGUSA, Tamara CALVIN
abt 1960-2007
Denney Cemetery, Ava, Douglas Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Aug 27 2007 - Tamara Calvin Ragusa, 47, Appleton City and formerly of Kansas City, died Thursday, August 23, 2007, at Ellett Memorial Hospital, Appleton City. Funeral services were Sunday, August 26, at Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel, Osceola. Graveside services were Monday, August 27, at Denney Cemetery, Ava.

RAHE, Fred
1874-1940
Johnstown Cemetery, Johnstown, Bates Co, MO
Johnstown Cor., Johnstown MO, 1940 - Death of Fred Rahe The community was saddened to hear of the death of Mr. Fred Rahe. He had been in poor health for several years, but on Tuesday, Jan. 30, he was taken to Butler for medical treatment. The funeral was conducted Sunday afternoon at the Church of Christ. The body was laid to rest in the Johnstown Cemetery. Relatives from South Dakota, who were here to attend the funeral were: Mrs. Freida Ozanna, husband and baby, Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Capstick and Mr. and Mrs. Joe Pitts.

RAINES, Cynthia Rose HUGHES
1859-1937
Englewood Cemetery (R), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Mrs. F. M. Raines of 407 South Orchard street, who, for two years has been bedfast with an incurable malady, slipped to the shores of Eternity at the end of the Sabbath day, 5:55 o'clock, when the had of her Maker lifted her frail body to scenes of Everlasting Day. Cynthia Rose Hughes was born near Austin, Texas, July 15, 1859, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Hughes. "Bobby" Hughes as her father was generally called, was a great hunter and trapper. They came back to Missouri from Texas the first year of the war between the States, in a covered wagon, thinking they could not get back if they delayed. Her mother, Sarah Jane McNew Hughes, died soon after their return to Missouri and was given a military funeral, conducted by the state militia, as her husband was a Union soldier doing escort duty under Capt. Weaver of the state militia. She rests in the McNew burial ground a mile west of Deepwater, annually visited by her granddaughter, Mrs. White. The young Cynthia Rose was given loving care by her brother, John, one of Clinton's City Fathers and her older sister, Sarah. She attended the schools of the Ladue neighborhood. December 23, 1885, she became the bride of F. M. Raines, who was an employee of the old Middlecoff mill and they went to housekeeping at 313 North Water street. Four children were given their union, Ida, Mrs. Moreland, deceased, and Clarence Marion, killed in the Battle of the Argonne in France during the World War; Mrs. Harve Garrett of Carter street and Mrs. W. H. Mansfield of the home, whose constant and devoted care has been given the precious mother, whose every want she anticipated and whose pain she soothed. Mrs. Raines was a fond mother, whose interest was her home and from whose sweet spirited shelter she needed no further outlet or diversion. Quiet, mild, stamped with the true instincts of the real gentlewoman, she lived a simple life, replete with love for her own family and her neighbors. Her love of flowers was one of the dominat joys of her life and she was surrounded with great quantities and many varieties of them during her active years. In her delicate fingers was seemingly the wizardy of growth, for what she planted grew and every blossom she cherished, seeing in its bright hues and shining leaves the promise and love of God. She was a member of the Christian church, which seemed her home and even though she attended little the tie was close and comforting. She accepted life with a sweet philosophy that did not struggle against adversity and no complaints or words of suffering passed her lips in the recent long months. While her body is gone her gentle spirit remains to bless her children even unto the third generation, and comfort her failing husband whose hand still gropes for hers. One brother, John, and a niece, Mrs. Daisy White, also survive and five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. The funeral services were Tuesday at the home.

RAINES, Francis Marion "Tobe"
1851-1937
Englewood Cemetery (R), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Francis (Tobe) Raines died about 8:05 a.m. November 7, 1937. Mr. Raines, who had been in failing health for some time, became worse the latter part of October, and the Friday preceding his death suffered a hemorrhage of the stomach. He was unconscious of any physical pain the the last few days, but received every care from his daughters, Mrs. Will Mansfield of the home and Mrs. Harve Garrett of South Carter street. Mr. Raines survived his beloved companion of many years only five weeks. Francis Marion Raines, known in Clinton as Tobe Raines, was born June 10, 1851 in Howard County, one of a family of nine children. While there he was married to Miss Betty Pagett, and to this union were born two children, Oscar, who died in infancy and Mrs. Harve Garrett. Mrs. Raines died when her baby girl was nine months old. December 23, 1885, Mr. Raines married Miss Cynthia Rose Hughes and to them were given three children, of whom Mrs. Mansfield survives. Mr. Raines had long been a resident of Clinton, in his earlier days working at the Middlecoff Mill and later at the Keyes Mill, where he was a bran and flour packer. For the past several years he had lived in retirement, his home and family his foremost consideration. Here, too, he welcomed friends of many years and new ones, which he made easily for his was a jovial nature. Deceased had often been touched by sorrow, but this was not allowed to mar his cheerful disposition, nor warp his outlook on life. He was converted about 1909, when a daughter, Mrs. Ida Moreland died, and became a member of the Christian church, with his wife, both receiving a sweet comfort from the close tie. They so beautifully affiliated in life, have again been joined thru death, which so gently touched the father and husband, releasing the spirit from mortal bonds. Mr. Raines, known to many as Uncle Tobe, mourned the loss of their son, Clarence Marion, killed during the World War and held closer in love his remaining children and grandchildren. Besides the two daughters, he is survived by the following grandchildren, Robert Garrett, Mrs. Lloyd Carleton, Charles, William and Kenneth Mansfield, all of Clinton; also four great grandchildren, Margaret Elizabeth Garrett, Juanita Rose and Eugene Carleton and John Richard Mansfield. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday at the home. Burial at Englewood.

RAINEY, Minnie A.
1877-1926
Freeman-Holsapple Cemetery, Collins Twp, St. Clair Co, MO
Clinton MO, 1926 - Miss Minne Rainey Dead Miss Minnie Rainey died April 12 at the home of her sister, Mrs. A. M. Winbigler, living about 3 1/2 miles southwest of Montrose. Her death was the result of a fall. Friday evening before, as she was going down the porch steps she fell striking her head on the concrete. She regained consciousness for only a short time. All that medical skill and loving hands could do was of no avail. A short funeral service was held in the home Wednesday morning. The remains were taken to Osceola where another service was held for relatives and friends who were unable to come this distance. Interment was made near Vista.

RAINS, Harry Ervin
1920-2003
Laurel Oak Cemetery (R), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 7 2003 - Harry Ervin Rains, 82, Windsor, died Thursday evening, April 3, 2003, at the Bothwell Regional Health Center in Sedalia. He was born October 15, 1920, in Leesville, the son of Don Wesley Rains and Grace Mildred (Dalton) Rains. On June 21, 1946, at the First Christian Church in Windsor, he married Maxine Douglas, who survives of the home. Mr. Rains served in the United States Navy during World War II in the South Pacific Theatre. After his time in the service he worked at the International Shoe Factory, Windsor, for 42 years, retiring in 1983. He was a member of the First Christian Church, serving as an elder and was recently appointed elder emeritus by the church. After his retirement, he and his wife did custodial work for the church. In addition to his wife, he is survived by four brothers, Calvin Rains, Kansas City, Don Rains, Greenwood, Harold Gene Rains, Overland Park, Kansas, Leon Rains, Lincoln; four sisters, Lois Cason, Jefferson City, Fern Null, Warrensburg, Ruth Griffith, Windsor, Joan Odell, Raytown, and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Monty Allen Rains. Funeral services were Sunday, April 6, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial was in the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

RAINS, John Calvin
1928-2016
Laurel Oak Cemetery (R), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
John Calvin Rains, 87, of Kansas City North, passed away unexpectedly on April 21, 2016. Visitation will be Sunday, April 24, at Park Lawn Northland Chapel, I-35 at State Route 291, Liberty. The funeral service will be held Monday, April 25, at St. Stephen Lutheran Church, 205 North Forest, Liberty. Graveside services will follow at Laurel Oak Cemetery in Windsor, MO. Calvin was born June 5, 1928, in Clinton, MO, the fourth of ten children of Don Wesley and Grace Marie (Dalton) Rains. Along with his parents, Calvin was preceded in death by seven siblings, Ervin, Lois, Ella Fern, Don, Ruth, Leon and Monty. Calvin served in the U.S. Army during the Korean war. He worked for General Motors at Fairfax and more recently for 25 years for the North Kansas City School District before he retired. Calvin was a member of St. Stephen Lutheran Church. Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Gladys (Wilford) Rains; brother, Gene Rains (Erma Jean); sister, JoAnn O'Dell; as well as many nieces, nephews and their families.

RAINS, Maxine DOUGLAS
1923-2017
Laurel Oak Cemetery (R), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Maxine Rains, 93, of Windsor, Missouri, died early Sunday afternoon, March 5, 2017 at Windsor Healthcare & Rehabilitation. She was born August 29, 1923, in Merriam, Kansas, the daughter of Pines Shelton Douglas, Sr. and Agnes Delia (Grogan) Douglas. On June 21, 1946, she married Harry Ervin Rains at the First Christian Church, Windsor, and he preceded her in death on April 3, 2003. Maxine's family moved to Windsor from Kansas when she was two years old. She graduated from Windsor High School and went to work at the former Windsor International Shoe Factory as a secretary, retiring in the mid 1980's. She was an active member of the First Christian Church, Windsor. Along with her husband, she volunteered at the church as custodian for a number of years. They also delivered Meals on Wheels together to area Windsor residents for several years. She enjoyed playing games, especially card games, and working puzzle books. She spent many hours playing games with friends at the Senior Center. Survivors included 3 nieces and a nephew, Donna Mathews (Mike), Janet Naylor, Randy Naylor (Kim), all of Lee's Summit, Mo., and Carol Medlin (Mike), Kansas City, Mo.; 6 great-nieces and 1 great-nephew; and 2 great-great-nieces and 5 great-great-nephews. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by 3 sisters, Pan Douglas, Pate Douglas and Winnie Naylor; a brother, Pines Shelton Douglas, Jr.; a nephew, Doug Naylor; and a brother-in-law, Vernon Naylor. Funeral services will be Wednesday, March 8, 2017, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial will be in the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

RAINS, Monty Allen
1946-1999
Laurel Oak Cemetery (R), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Monty Rains, 52, Clinton, died Monday, July 26, 1999, at the golden Valley Memorial Hospital in Clinton. He was born August 12, 1946, in Benton County, the son of Don Wesley Rains and Grace Mildred (Dalton) Rains. Survivors include four sisters, Lois Cason, Jefferson City, Fern Null, Warrensburg, Ruth Griffith, Windsor, Joan Odell, Kansas City; five brothers, Harry E. Rains, Windsor, Calvin Rains, Kansas City, Don Rains, Greenwood, Harold Gene Rains, Overland Park, Kansas, and Leon Rains, Lincoln, and a number of nieces and nephews. Graveside services were Thursday, July 29, at the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

RAINS, Vernon W.
abt 1916-2006
Jonesboro Memorial Park Cemetery, Jonesboro, Craighead Co, AR
Clinton MO - Vernon W. Rains, age 90 of Clinton, Missouri passed away Wednesday, November 15, 2006 at Westwood Nursing Center, Clinton, Missouri. Burial will be in the Jonesboro Memorial Park Cemetery, Jonesboro, Arkansas. Vernon was born in Bay, Arkansas. He was a carpenter before he retired. He was a Baptist and a member of the Carpenter's Union. He is survived by his wife, Lena of the home; one son, Rev. Charles Rains of Joliet, Illinois; two daughters Lloyd Ponomar of Springdale, Arkansas and Pat Kuizin and husband, Bob of Carefree, Arizona; one stepdaughter, Sharon Manley and husband, Don of Leeton; two sisters, Nina Waite of Appleton City, and Alice Walter of Hoxie, Arkansas as well as a number of grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.

RAINS, Victor W.
1915-2001
Resthaven Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Osceola, St. Clair Co, MO
Clinton Daily Democrat, Aug 6 2001 - Victor W. Rains, 86, Duncan, Oklahoma, died Friday, August 3. Funeral services were Monday, August 6, at Don Grantham Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Resthaven Memorial Gardens. He was born June 22, 1915, in Rockville, the son of James O. and Ora Bell (Chastain) Rains. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the United States Navy. He owned and operated Vic Rains Food Mart. He was a city councilman of Duncan, 1978-84, president of the Duncan Booster Club for two terms, a Mason, and a member of the Red Red Rose. He was a member of Highland Park Baptist Church. He was married to Blanche E. Patterson on March 31, 1946, in Winfield, Kansas. He is survived by his wife, Blanche, of the home; one daughter, Helen and her husband, Frank Hudson of Duncan; one son, Rusty Rains and his wife, Carla, of Joplin; one sister, Zida Sunderwirth, Osceola; one sister-in-law, June Hobart, Cedar Vale, Kansas; brother-in-law, Louis Harp and his wife, Frances, Independence; eight grandchildren, several nieces and nephews and special friends, Carl and Kay Merrill and family. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Patty Ann Rapp of Appleton City.

RALAFORD, Betty Jean SMITH
1932-2018
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Betty Jean Ralaford age 85, Deepwater, Mo., passed away at her home in Deepwater. Services will be Monday, April 2, at the Cedar Grove Baptist Church, Warsaw, Mo. Interment will be at Vansant Road Cemetery, Clinton. Betty was born on December 27, 1932 in Buchanan County, Mo. Betty was a member of the Cedar Grove Baptist Church and the WMU (Women's Missions) and Ladies Outreach. Betty was preceded in death by her husband, Rex Ralaford sister, Lavinia Martin and brothers, Floyd and Charles Smith. Betty is survived by her son, Gary Ralaford, brother, Leonard Smith and numerous nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews.

RALAFORD, Rex L.
1927-2004
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Dec 31 2004 - Rex L. Ralaford, son of Sterling and Mary (Stice) Ralaford, was born October 15, 1927, in Scott County, Illinois, and died at his home in Deepwater on December 13, 2004, at the age of 77 years. He was a truck driver and had lived in Kansas City before moving to Deepwater nine years ago. He was a member of the Finey Baptist Church, Deepwater. He is survived by his wife Betty of the home; one son Gary Ralaford of Warsaw, and three sisters, Freda Evans and Mary Pierz, both of Winchester, Illinois, and Peggy Varner of Pittsfield, Illinois. Funeral services were held at Vansant-Mills Chapel, Clinton, on Thursday, December 16. Burial was in Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery.

RALSTON, William A. "Bill"
abt 1946-2005
Benton Green Cemetery, Center Twp, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jul 28 2005 - William A. "Bill" Ralston, 59, Roscoe, died Thursday morning July 28, 2005, at his home. He was the longtime operator of Bill's Market in Roscoe. Local survivors include his wife Marsha of the home; two daughters, Angela Self of Osceola, and Billie McNeece of ElDorado Springs. Funeral services will be Saturday, July 30, at Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel in Osceola. Burial will be in Benton Green Cemetery, near Roscoe.

RAMEY, Frances Evelyn THOMAS
1917-2007
Englewood Cemetery (R), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jul 31 2007 - Frances Evelyn Ramey, 90, Chilhowee, died Saturday, July 28, 2007, at Western Missouri Medical Center in Warrensburg. Funeral services will be held Thursday, August 2, at Consalus Funeral Home with burial at Englewood Cemetery. Frances was born June 20, 1917, in Calhoun, Missouri, daughter of Allen and Ocie Brown Thomas. She married Lloyd Lee Ramey on March 14, 1938 and to this union three children were born: James Lee, Thomas Dale and Evelyn Joann. Lloyd preceded Frances in death on March 15, 1999, one day after their 60th wedding anniversary. Frances was a graduate of Clinton High School, Class of '35 and an active and faithful member of the Shawnee Mound Cumberland Presbyterian Church. She belonged to the Shawnee Mound Ladies Aid and the Norris Neighborly Extension Club. For many years she was a 4-H leader teaching clothing, foods and gardening. In later years she enjoyed exhibiting items in various local and county fairs and received many blue and purple ribbons plus many other awards. In 1977, she was queen of the Henry County Extension Club. Fabric painting, gardening and quilting were also a few of the many things she enjoyed. In addition to her husband Lloyd, her parents, her sister, Wilma Starnes and a young son, Thomas Dale, preceded her in death. Survivors include a son, James Lee Ramey and wife Margaret, Kansas City, Missouri; a daughter, Joann Rankins and husband Dezell, Des Moines, Iowa; a grandson, who she raised, Randy Bysor and wife Christian; six grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews, friends and neighbors.

RAMEY, Lloyd Lee
1909-1999
Englewood Cemetery (R), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Lloyd Lee Ramey, 89, died at his home on March 15, 1999. He was born in the Oklahoma Panhandle at Boise City, Oklahoma. He was one of nine children of James Stout and Rosa Ramey. The family moved later to Stillwater, Oklahoma where he attended school. In 1935 he and his mother and two brothers, Lester and Roscoe, moved to a farm in northwest Henry County. It was there that he met Frances Thomas. They were married in 1938 and to this union three children were born, James Lee, Thomas Dale and Evelyn Joanne. Thomas Dale died in 1945. In March 1946 the family moved to a farm just west of Shawnee Mound Church. He had taught the adult Sunday School class several years. He had been a member of the Masonic Lodge 548-AF&AM, Clinton, a Past Master in 1959 and a member of the Scottish Rite of Kansas City. He was a farmer, carpenter, sold Pioneer seed corn, worked as a painter at CMSU in Warrensburg for several years and worked as county assessor. He also was a township collector and member of the Clinton Senior Center. He is survived by his wife, Frances, of the home; one son, James Lee and wife, Margaret, Kansas City; one daughter, Evelyn Joanne Rankins of Des Moines, Iowa; two grandsons, Randy Joe Bysor of Chilhowee and fiancee, Christian Williams, of Leeton, James Lee Ramey, Jr. and wife, Kristen, Grandview; two great-grandsons, Joseph Peter and Brandon Lee Bysor; one step-daughter, Heidi McCurdy, and one step-great-granddaughter, Diamond Madrid. They had just celebrated their 61st wedding anniversary the day before he died. Surviving is one sister, Velma Robbins, Powell, Wyoming, and several nieces and nephews and a host of friends. He was laid to rest in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

RAMEY, William K. "Bill"
1941-2001
Clinton Daily Democrat, Nov 9 2001 - Bill Ramey, 60, rural Odessa, died Thursday, November 8, 2001, at Research Hospital in Kansas City. - Clinton Daily Democrat, Nov 12 2001 - William K. Ramey, 60, Kingsville, died Thursday, November 8, 2001, at Research Medical Center in Kansas City. He was born, January 31, 1941, in Holden, the son of Lester W. and Pearl Audrey (Curnutt) Ramey. On January 31, 1968, he married Sari Elizabeth Zenge in St. Charles. To this union, one daughter was born, Elizabeth Ann. The relationship between Bill and Elizabeth Ann was very special and he was always proud of her. Sari preceded him in death November 9, 1992. On October 22, 1994, he married the former Vicky Gard in Holden. Mr. Ramey had attended Lincoln School and graduated from Holden High School in 1959. In 1963, he received his Bachelor of Science degree from central Missouri State University in Warrensburg. He had lived in Columbia and St. Charles before returning to Holden in 1971. Soon after graduating from college, Mr. Ramey became a claims adjuster for State Farm Insurance Company, serving a large territory in western Missouri, and was a mentor to many fellow employees during his tenure. He was a member of the Holden R-III School Board for 22 years, 18 of which he served as president. He was a member of the Holden 1st United Methodist Church and of the Holden Optimist Club. He had served as president of the Optimist Club and was named Optimist of the Year in 2001. Bill served as treasurer of the Johnson County Soil and Water Conservation Board, and he was a member of the Johnson County Democratic Committee. He will be greatly missed. Survivors include his wife, Vicky, of the home; one daughter, Elizabeth Ann, and her husband, Chris Viney, Kansas City; one brother, Bob Ramey and wife, Marilyn, Holden; one sister, Mary Kathryn (Kate) Gross and husband, Norm, Lee's Summit; his mother-in-law, Elizabeth Zenge of Columbia; his father-in-law, Dick Gard, Kingsville; sisters-in-law, Susan Straub and family, Jefferson City, and Terry Hadley and family, Kingsville; stepchildren, Bambi Burden and family of Concordia, Bob Corlew and family, Holden; five step-grandchildren; two aunts, Jewell Dalton, Clinton, and Frances Ramey, Chilhowee; several nieces, nephews and countless friends. Memorial services were held Sunday afternoon, November 11, at Holden High School Gymnasium. Cremation.

RAMIREZ, Radeana COOPER
1962-1994
Laurel Oak Cemetery (R), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Radeana (Cooper) Ramirez, 31, Windsor, died Monday, July 7, 1994, near Windsor. She was born July 13, 1962, in Windsor, the daughter of Homer Ray Cooper and Evelyn Nadine Dady Cooper. Ms. Ramirez was a nurse's aid at area hospitals and nursing homes, including Windsor's Resthaven Nursing Home for five years. She was also a member of the Belton Christian Church, Belton. She is survived by her parents, Homer Cooper and Nadine Cooper, both of Windsor; two daughters, Ashley Lee Smith, Windsor, and Rebecca Nadine Rodriguez, Belton; two brothers, Clifford C. Cooper, Windsor, and Randy L. Cooper, Warsaw; three sisters, Myrna R. Shirley, Montrose, Colorado, Sharon L. Ebeling, Chilhowee, and Charla R. Cummings, Windsor, and five nieces and one nephew. Funeral services will be Saturday, July 16, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial will be in the Laurel Oak Cemetery.

RAMSDELL, Merrilyn Ann HOWARD
1943-2006
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, May 2 2006 - Ms. Merrilyn Ann Ramsdell, of Kearney, Missouri, was born January 7, 1943 in Clinton, Missouri, the daughter of Orlan Eugene Rose and the late Hazel Mae (Thomas) Howard. She departed this life Sunday, April 23, 2006, at her home at the age of 63 years, 3 months and 16 days. Merrilyn was employed as a secretary for Yellow Freight, Overland Park, Kansas until her retirement and earlier had been a secretary for Armco Steel Company, Kansas City, Missouri. In her retirement, she worked at the Truman Corner Antique Mall, Grandview, Missouri. Merrilyn was a collector of antiques, arrowheads, fossils and rocks. She had lived in Creighton and Archie, Missouri before moving to Kearney in 2005. She was preceded in death by her mother, Hazel M. Howard on March 8, 2005. She is survived by a daughter, Denise A. Marek and husband James; a grandson, Jason; a granddaughter, Rachel and husband Nick; her father, Jack Howard; numerous cousins; other relatives and many friends. Cremation.

RAMSEY, Annie Nancy PETERSON
1856-1958
Clinton MO - Funeral services for Mrs. Annie N. Ramsey, 102, who died Oct. 10, 1958, near Urich, Mo. were held at the Maysburg Church of God and a second service was held Mt. Etna, Ia. where the body was taken for burial. Annie Nancy Ramsey, eldest daughter of George and Sarah Peterson, was born April 12, 1856, in Adams County, Iowa, and died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Bishop Cannon, near Urich, Mo. She was the last of a family of 11 children. On March 1, 1874 she was united in marriage to Albert B. Ramsey who preceded her in death in Dec. 1937. To this union, which lasted over 63 years, were born eight children, five of whom preceded her in death; an infant son, Leo Francis; a small daughter, Anna Bell; Dora Ethel Johnson, who died on 1903; a son Fredrick Emerson in 1952; and Winfield Ellsworth in 1956. The surviving children are: W. F. Ramsey and Mrs. S. M. Keller of Reedley Calif., and Mrs. Bishop Cannon of Urich, Mo. She also leaves 23 grandchildren, 43 great-grandchildren and 49 great-great-grandchildren Making 118 living descendants. Mrs. Ramsey lived in Iowa until 1902 when she and her family moved to a farm near Mayesburg, Mo. In 1921 she and her husband moved to Creighton where they lived until his death.

RAMSEY, Elijah W.
1815-1893
Englewood Cemetery (R), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Feb 11 1893 - Thursday night at 12 the spirit of our esteemed and venerable fellow citizen, Elijah W. Ramsey, passed to its maker, after a brief attack of pneumonia. Born near Lexington, Ky. April 18, 1815, he early came to Missouri, located near Warsaw, where on October 29, 1846, he married Mary J. Canada, a native of Virginia. Eight children - five still living. Geo. W. arrived from Illinois barely in time to mourn with the others at his father's dissolution and give comfort to his bereaved mother. Uncle Elijah removed with his family from Warsaw to Clinton in 1878 and has been a familiar form among us, whose measured step of later years brought thoughts of Zion. Funeral at the Baptist Church and burial in Englewood.

RAMSEY, Mable
abt 1905-1994
Sunset Hill Cemetery, Warrensburg, Johnson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Funeral services for Mable Ramsey, 89, Gladstone, were held Friday, October 21, 1994, at the Sunset Hill Cemetery in Warrensburg. Mrs. Ramsey, formerly of Warrensburg, died Tuesday, October 18, at the North Kansas City Hospital. Mrs. Ramsey lived in Clinton for a number of years at Fountain Plaza. Her husband, George Ramsey, was a former Clinton High School coach and they left here to go to Newport News, Virginia, where Mr. Ramsey coached. Mrs. Ramsey was a native of the Cornelia community in Johnson County. Survivors include a great-niece, Linda Wheatley of Clinton. Mrs. Ramsey lived in a nursing center in Gladstone at the time of her death.

RAMSEY, Sandra June "Sandy" NORRIS
1938-2003
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Feb 18 2003 - Sandra "Sandy" June Norris Ramsey died Sunday, February 16, 2003. She was born to Bill Allen and Maxine Eleanor Norris in Winston on June 18, 1938. She lived the first few years of her life in Gallatin, moving first to Clinton and then to Warrensburg, where she graduated from Warrensburg Public High School in 1956. She married Charles Ray Ramsey of Clinton on November 2, 1956. He died July 1, 1989. She is survived by her two daughters, June Seifert and husband Steve, Edgerton, Kansas, and Rae O'Neal and husband David, Olathe, Kansas, and one son, Allen Ramsey of Olathe, Kansas; three grandsons, three granddaughters, and their mother Mary; one great-granddaughter; one sister Billy Ann Welch and husband Larry, Overland Park, Kansas, and one brother Carl Allen Norris and wife Mary Sue, Warrensburg, as well as several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at Grace United Methodist Church, 11485 South Ridgeview Road, Olathe, Kansas, on Saturday, February 22.

RANDALL, Frank Marion
1868-1891
Englewood Cemetery (R), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Eye, Nov 7 1891 - Frank Marion Randall, aged 24, died at the home of his parents on East Ohio on Thursday morning at 3:15, November 5, 1891. He was an industrious, ambitious young man of high moral character. Last April he was taken with measles, which left him with a cough and bowel trouble. In spite of all medical aid, this resulted in his death. he had been going down very fast for over a week but was not confined to his bed. He was unable to talk above a whisper for about one week. On Tuesday, after he had retired, he told his sister that he thought they all acted as if he was worse and said if she thought so and thought he was going to die, he wanted to know it. He said he was not afraid to die. He also told her that ever since he was ordained as deacon of his church, his whole heart's desire was to be a minister and said he would tell her more in the morning. On Wednesday, he arose as usual, only weaker; when noon came, he ate heartily of an elegant dinner sent to him by a friend. About 3 o'clock, he concluded he felt like walking around out doors; he walked out in the barnyard, where he turned faint and weak and on account of his frail voice he was unable to call for help. He blew a little whistle that he had with him, which drew his father's attention. When they got him in the house and on his bed, he said: "I will be better in a little while." He had hopes of getting better to the very last. About 7, when the doctor told him his time was drawing near, he looked up into his mother's eyes and said: "Heavenly Father, carry me through; thy will be done, not mine." He was conscious up to the time of his death. About 2 in the morning, when the cold sweat of death was on his brown, he looked up and smiled and said: "Don't you think I act better? I feel so much better." He suffered no pain whatsoever, but simply grew weaker and weaker, until he realized he was dying. he tried to talk so it could be understood; and when they would say: "Frank, we cannot understand you", he would only look up and smile; and at 3:15, kissed his little sister, Beulah, then closed his eyes as if in sleep, and without a struggle, passed into eternity. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Randall.

RANDALL, Jabel Jackson
1837-1904
Englewood Cemetery (R), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Missouri, Feb 20 1904 - Jabel Jackson Randall, this good man breathed his last at his home on South Fifth Street Thursday morning at 6:45 o'clock. He had been sick for five weeks with a complication of diseases. Born in Clay County, Indiana and if he had lived until April 11, he would have been 67. He left Indiana in 1855 to go to Illinois, where he married Miss Elizabeth Austin Oct. 31, 1858. The children, six living: C. D. Randall, Mrs. Lillian Neiberger, Misses Lucy and Beulah Randall, Mrs. Louella Coleman and R. S. Randall of Kansas City. Mr. and Mrs. Randall came to this state in Oct 1888. He joined the M. E. Church of this city in 1894 and was a thorough Christian gentleman. He was a lover of simplicity in all things. His sufferings were great and he prayed that the end might come. Burial in Englewood.

RANDOL, Wilma Jean ARNOLD
1940-2013
Paul Cemetery, Shawnee Twp, Henry Co, MO
Wilma Jean Randol, 72 of Springfield passed away Tuesday May 21, 2013 in her home. Wilma was born September 27, 1940 in Clinton, Missouri to William Raymond and Mildred (Bradshaw) Arnold. Wilma worked as a dispatcher for Prime Trucking Company for 23 years. She is survived by her six children Randy Randol of Archie, Missouri, Mike Randol of Topeka, Kansas, Deb Randol of Kansas City, Missouri, Shelby Catanzaro of Belton, Missouri, Chris Randol of Archie, Missouri and Neal Randol of Columbia, Missouri; her grandchildren, Shanna McConnell, Brandi Wisdom, Misty Coleman, Mikey Randol, Tyler Cantanzaro, Jordan Cantanzaro, Chandler Randol, and Josh Randol; 10 great grandchildren and her close friends, Cathy Bowman and family, Linda Brown and family and Cathy May and family all of Springfield.

RANDOLPH, Benjamin Franklin
1855-1925
Hendrick Cemetery, Bogard Twp, Henry Co, MO
Urich Herald, Urich, MO - Benjamin Franklin Randolph, son of Jeremiah and Rhoda Caroline Randolph, was born near California, Mo., October 22, 1855, and died at his late home, 4 miles north of Urich, MO., on Jan. 6th, 1925, age 69 years, 2 months and 14 days. With his parents he moved to Henry county when about 17 years of age, and in 1877 he was married to Miss Martha Jane Hall, who survives him. To their union five children were born, four daughters and one son. The daughters, all of whom survives are: Mrs. J. H. Sullivan, of near the old home; Mrs. W. F. Goodman of Urich; Miss Lillie Fleet Randolph, of the home, and Mrs. C. S. Harris, of Rich Hill, Mo. The son, Coloniel Vesty, died early in life. He is also survived by one brother, Jerry Lee Randolph, and one sister, Mrs. Luvena E. Blecher, both living seven miles north of Urich. He was converted and united with the Baptist church at Hartwell in 1873, but later united with the Baptist church at Urich, of which he was a member at death, having been a church member 51 years. He had been in failing health for three years and for the past eighteen months he had been a great sufferer, but was patient and uncomplaining during all that time. It can be truthfully said of him that he was a good citizen and neighbor and a kind and indulgent husband and father. What more need be said? The funeral services were held on Wednesday afternoon at the Urich Baptist church and burial made at the Hendrick cemetery.

RANDOLPH, Carolyn BARNES
1917-1999
Englewood Cemetery (R), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Carolyn (Barnes) Randolph, 81, Raytown, formerly of Clinton, died Monday, June 28, 1999, at a healthcare center in Raytown. Mrs. Randolph was born August 8, 1917, in Columbus, Kansas, to Leslie W. and Kathryn Hawkins Barnes. She had lived most of her life in Clinton, before moving to Raytown 10 years ago. She was a member of the Baptist faith. Mrs. Randolph was preceded in death by her husband, Harvey Randolph, Sr., on January 31, 1988; her parents; four brothers, George Barnes, Jake Barnes, Joe Barnes and Bob Barns; three sisters, Clara Barnes, Myrtle Wallace and Ida Rhoades. Surviving are one son, Harvey Randolph Jr. and his wife Margaret, Garden City; two daughters, Nancy Richardson and her husband John, Grandview and Barbara Kern and her husband Bradie of Jefferson City; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; one brother, Fred Barnes of Deepwater; one sister, Grace Long of Mountain Home, Arkansas, and several nieces and nephews. Graveside services were held Thursday, July 1, at the Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

RANDOLPH, Chaney HALL
1848-1935
Tebo Church Cemetery, Leesville Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Mrs. Chaney Randolph, who came to Henry County before the Civil War and has been a beloved resident since, entered the life eternal at 10:40 a.m. Tuesday, July 9. She had been living with her daughter, Mrs. J. H. Wears, at 318 East Grand River street and had enjoyed excellent health, being able to get about the house and some to the table for meals. However, her constitution weakened with the weight of her 86 years and Friday she became suddenly ill and life ebbed rapidly after that. Chaney Hall was born November 20, 1848, in Cooper County, Mo., and came to a farm near Coal with her parents before the War. The family were southern sympathizers but the father did not join the southern forces. During the unlawful ravages which accompanied the war, the father was killed by Bushwhackers. In 1869, when she was 21 years old, Chaney Hall was united in marriage to James Randolph, a young southern soldier, and their home was near Leesville for many years. They were devoted to each other and their congenial happiness was unbroken until his death about ten years ago, five years after they had left the farm and come to North Water street in Clinton to live. Since then she had lived with her children, always eagerly welcomed at each home because of her kindliness and the sweet gentleness that was hers. Mrs. Randolph, descendant of Virginian and North Carolinian families, possessed the real instinct of southern hospitality, evidenced in the frequent entertaining in her home. The Sunday dinners, when the entire family and all the friends went home with Mr. and Mrs. Randolph after Sunday school and enjoyed an abundant and perfectly cooked dinner, are still remembered by those who partook because of the happiness and friendliness which pervaded. Mrs. Randolph's home was her kingdom and was kept as neat and clean. She gave her best to her family in the model home she kept. She never entirely ceased working, and when staying with her children would insist on helping the homemaker with her duties. She loved to have people about her and was happiest when there were guests in her home. Every caller in her advancing age was a delight and a real source of pleasure to her. For many years Mrs. Randolph was a Baptist, belonging to the Tebo church. She was faithful in her devotion to the Master and was always willing to do anything to further His kingdom. The following children are left to survive Mrs. Randolph: Harvey Randolph, Mesdames J. H. Wears, Frank Wilson and Chas. Eberting of Clinton; Mrs. Bertha Scheele of Windsor and Sterling P. Randolph of Denver. There are a number of grandchildren whom she always liked to have about her, also five great grandchildren. A sister, Mrs. Janey Randolph, who married Mrs. Chaney Randolph's husband's brother, Ben, lives in Urich. A brother died at Higginsville a year ago at the age of 98. Funeral services were at the Tebo Baptist church on Wednesday. Burial was in Tebo cemetery.

RANDOLPH, Edward A.
1917-2004
Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery, Mound City, Linn Co, KS
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 19 2004 - Edward A. Randolph, 86, Butler, formerly of Pleasanton, Kansas, died Sunday, January 18, 2004, at Medicallodge Nursing Home in Butler. He was born February 26, 1917, in Loveland, Colorado, the son of Charles and Eva Medek Randolph. He was married to Mary Ellen Harrington, who died in 1982. He was employed as a plant manager for CPC International prior to his retirement. He was preceded in death by an infant son, Ronald Randolph; one brother and two sisters. Survivors include one daughter, Judy Ballou, Hume; one sister, Rose Wilborne, Kansas City; three grandchildren, Jenny Reynolds, Steve Scheppers and Lisa Peterson and seven great-grandchildren. Graveside services will be held Wednesday, January 21, at Sacred Heart Cemetery, Mound City, Kansas.

RANDOLPH, Grace Maxine McCLENDON BICHSEL
1920-1997
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Grace Maxine Bichsel Randolph daughter of Henry H. and Barbara Ellen (Grace) McClendon, was born March 1, 1920 in Appleton City, and died September 18 1997, at Research Medical Center, Kansas City, at the age of 77 years. Grace was a lifelong area resident. She was the executive director of the Clinton Housing Authority until her retirement in 1985. She was a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Clinton. She was preceded in death by her parents; three sisters, Mamie Owens, Maude Dewalt and Frances Bays, and seven brothers, Melvin, Bud, Bill, John, Merle, Paul Joe, and Cliff McClendon. Grace is survived by one son, Billy Joe Bichsel of the home; two grandchildren, Jennifer Lynn Long and Jeffrey Allen Bichsel, both of Clinton, as well as five great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Monday, September 22. Burial was in Clinton Memory Gardens, Clinton.

RANDOLPH, Michele Ann HOWARD
1951-2008
Michele Ann Randolph, of Clinton, Missouri passed away on Sunday, October 12, 2008, at her home, at the age of 56. Michele was born on November 27, 1951, in Kansas City, Kansas to Kenneth and Beverly (Cates) Howard. Michele was a visiting nurse for the National Nursing Association in the 1980's. She also worked for the EPA in the removal of asbestos, and the Mid-America Nazarene College until her retirement. She was united in marriage on, August 3, 1986, to Garry Randolph. After her marriage to Garry she began volunteering at the Clinton animal shelter. Michele loved antiquing with Garry, making her beautiful keepsake boxes and designing greeting cards. She was a wonderful mother to three amazing children, Shawn, Heather and Natalie and a loving grandmother to Alex and Anthony. Those surviving her include: her husband Garry, her mother Beverly Richardson of Bella Vista, Arkansas; a son Shawn Howard and his wife, Regina, of Clinton, Missouri; two daughters, Heather (Barnett) Dumit and her husband, Dan, of Kansas City, Kansas and Natalie Randolph of Ottawa, Kansas; three brothers, Kenneth Howard of Olathe, Kansas, Scott Howard of Cuba, Missouri and Brett Howard of Bella Vista, Arkansas; two grandsons, Alex and Anthony of Ottawa, Kansas and her dear friends, Waheeda and Gena. She was preceded in death by her father, Kenny; her stepfather, Ernie; her father-in-law, Owen Randolph, Jr., and many other family members and her beloved pets. A memorial service will be held Saturday, Oct 18 at Consalus Funeral Home, Clinton.

RANEY, Albert Gallatin "Bud"
1854-1930
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - The people of Thrush community were shocked to hear of the death of A. G. Raney, which occurred at his home Monday morning at 7 o'clock. He had been complaining for a week or more, but not even his family thinking him serious, as he did his usual work and feeding on Sunday evening. He read the papers and retired as usual. His beloved and faithful wife arose Monday morning and was preparing breakfast when she heard him cough. she said to him "Raise up and it will help you." Not seeing him move she went to his bedside and found him lifeless. She immediately called neighbors and their youngest son A. D. Raney, who resides in Clinton, who hurriedly came with Dr. S. A. Poague, who found he had passed all human aid; that he had heart failure, and so quickly passed from time to eternity. A. G. Raney, or Uncle Bud, as he was familiarly called was the last of a family of nine children. He was born in Kentucky on May 6, 1854, dying Jan. 27, 1930, being 75 years, 8 months and 21 days old. He moved with his parents to Missouri and remained a resident the balance of his life. He was married to Martha Goff, Dec. 12, 1875, on the farm where they have spent all of their married life which reached the number of 54 years. His devoted wife is left to mourn his going: also their three sons, R. A. Raney and T. H. Raney of Kansas City; A. D. Raney of Clinton, and their wives, with two grandsons, Gorman Raney of Kansas City and Barr Dee Raney of Clinton. Those grandsons were the idol of his heart, loving them as dearly as his own, and never happier than when all of his children were home. Uncle Bud had a jovial, happy disposition, and was one of our hardy pioneer residents, industrious, and a good neighbor; a man who provided well for his family. He was a member of Mt. Gilead Church and will be greatly missed by numbers of friends and relatives, who extend sympathy to his dear wife and children in their great loss. The funeral was Jan. 28th at his home. Burial in Calhoun cemetery.

RANEY, Audra "Faye" EAST
1918-2010
Maplewood & Brownington Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Feb 12 2010 - Audra "Faye" Raney, 91, Clinton, died Wednesday, February 10, 2010, at Golden Living Center, Westwood, Clinton. Funeral services will be Sunday, February 14 at Vansant-Mills Chapel, Clinton, with burial in Maplewood Cemetery. Faye was preceded in death by her parents, William and Stella (Chastain) East; her husband, Bardee Raney; son Robert W. Belton, and three brothers, Wayne East, Raymond East and Wyatt East. Among survivors are her daughter, Karen Ritter and husband Andy, Clinton; six grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Bridget Belton of Arvata, Colorado.

RANEY, Audrey Lee SHAFFNER
1913-2001
Englewood Cemetery (R), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Daily Democrat, Oct 15 2001 - Audrey Lee Raney, daughter of Fred and Cordia Dunning Shaffner, was born September 17, 1913, in St. Clair County, and died Wednesday, October 3, 2001, at Westwood Nursing Center, Clinton. She was married to Lonnie S. "Jack" Raney who preceded her in death on February 27, 1973. She was a rural school teacher and was assistant post mistress in Deepwater. She also worked for the Henry County Engineers Office and worked at the Farmers Bank for several years before retiring in 1981. She was a member of First Baptist Church, Clinton. She loved nature and the great outdoors. She is survived by her son, Steve Raney and wife, Joyce, Lewis Station; two sisters, Lorraine Brown and Cleta Kennedy, both of Clinton, as well as two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Graveside services and burial were held at the Englewood Cemetery, Clinton, on Monday, October 8.

RANEY, Isaiah W.
1849-1924
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - I. W. Raney was born in Washington County, Ky., April 9, 1849, and departed this life Nov. 24th, 1924; age 75 years, 7 months and 15 days. He was an active member of the Calhoun Christian church, being an elder and treasurer of the board for a number of years up to the time of his death. With his sunny disposition, he was loved by all who knew him. He had been in failing health for over one year but he was always so jolly and had a smile for everyone. His nearest neighbors didn't realize the end was so near. He is survived by a wife, two daughters - Mrs. Lillie Masters and Mrs. Dessie Henry; one brother, A. J. Raney of Thrush; one sister Rosa Bell Johnson, Lowry City; ten grandchildren, four great-grandchildren. Both daughters were at his bedside at the time of his death. Funeral services were held at Calhoun Christian church, Nov. 26, 1924, after which the body was tenderly laid to rest in Calhoun cemetery by the side of his first companion, who preceded him to the better world by seven years.

RANEY, James "Jim"
1923-1999
Clinton Daily Democrat, Aug 4 1999 - Jim Raney, 76, Ozark, died Saturday, July 31, 1999, in St. John's Regional Health Center, Springfield. He was born June 5, 1923, in Coal, and was the son of James and Ethel (Minnick) Raney. He served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II. In 1942 he and Mable Eva LaRont were married. Mr. Raney retired as supervisor for Public Finance Company. He currently was the Head Start buss driver for Nixa. He was a member of Southside Church of Christ in Ozark, where he served as a deacon. Survivors include his wife Mable; two daughters, Joyce Rogers and Gina Wuertley and her husband Don, all of Ozark; four grandsons, Phil, Kerry and Tod Rogers and Chad Larson; four great-grandsons; one great-granddaughter; four step-great-grandchildren and a sister Lois Manfreidi, Kansas City. He was preceded in death by a brother Ralph Raney; a sister Mary Weistein, and his parents. Funeral services were Tuesday, August 3, in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark. Burial was in Sparta with military honors.

RANEY, James Edward
1891-1939
Tebo Church Cemetery, Leesville Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - James Raney died on the early morn of June 10, 1939, the beloved spirit of James Raney took its flight and without warning departed quickly into Eternity, while he was doing his morning chores at his home three miles southeast of Coal. He died with apoplexy, resulting from high blood pressure. He was found a few minutes later by his son, Junior, who was assisting with the work. James Raney was born November 20, 1891, north of Coal. He was better known as Jim and spent all of his life in this community except eight years at Humansville. He was married to Miss Ethel Minick December 23, 1915, and to this union was born four children: Mrs. Lois Franklin of Talladega, Ala.; Miss Mary Raney of Kansas City; Ralph and Junior Raney of the home. His wife preceded him in death 15 years ago. May 21, 1927 he was united in marriage to Miss Beatrice Westbrook and to this union were born two children, Doris and little John Edward, of the home. He was a devoted husband, a kind, loving father, a congenial neighbor and a true, loyal friend. He was known for his fun loving disposition, his happy carefree manner, sunny smiles and willingness to help others. He was especially good in helping to care for the sick and was always ready to aid in time of need. Just a week previous to his death he had made a confession of faith in Christ and told his immediate family that all was well. He expressed his intention to make a public confession and unite with the church at the first opportunity. Those left to mourn h is death are his devoted wife, the above mentioned six children, his mother, Mrs. Mary Raney; three sisters, Mrs. Pearl Parks of Coal, Mrs. Daisy Schara of Lamar and Miss Sally Raney of Kansas City; one brother, Will Raney, of Coal. Funeral services were conducted at Tebo Church Tuesday, June 13. Burial in Tebo cemetery.

RANEY, Jettie Lee
1906-1994
Englewood Cemetery (R), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Jettie Lee Raney was born September 6, 1906, in Henry County, the daughter of James and Laura (Belle) Raney. She died February 7, 1994, at Meadowbrook Manor of Clinton at the age of 87. She had been a resident of Meadowbrook for the past seven and one half years. She was a lifelong resident of the Clinton community. She worked as a nurse's aide in nursing homes. She was a member of the Northeast Baptist Church and faithfully attended there until her health failed. She is survived by several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were Wednesday, February 9, at Consalus Chapel in Clinton. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery.

RANEY, Joseph Cole
1865-1904
Parks Chapel Cemetery, Leesville Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Missouri, Sep 24 1904 - The death of Joseph C. Rainey occurred at his home in west Clinton a little before midnight September 15 of consumption, after an illness of 15 weeks. Born July 6, 1865 and raised in Benton County. Married Miss Armilda Pigg Dec. 11, 1890. She survives him, together with his three little children - Nellie 12, Reuben 10, Daisy 6. They lived in LaDue a number of years, and went to Garland where Mr. Rainey was in the mercantile business two years before they moved to Clinton last April. Since then, he developed consumption. Funeral from the residence and sorrowing friends followed the remains to Park cemetery, near Coal, for burial.

RANEY, Laura Belle HARVEY
1865-1929
Tebo Church Cemetery, Leesville Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Mrs. Laura Belle Raney died at her home on East Green street at 11 a.m. Monday. She took suddenly ill about 9 o'clock with acute indigestion, then complained of a headache. The doctor was called who gave her treatment. He left as she seemed better but her spirit slipped into eternity before he reached town. Laura Belle Harvey was born near Coal 64 years ago this coming December 14, where she grew to young womanhood and was converted at the age of 14 and united with the Baptist church. About 37 years ago this coming December she was united in marriage to James L. Raney, who died a little over three years ago. Six children were given this union, five of whom are living: Charles Raney, Carson, Iowa; Harve Raney, Bolivar, Mo.; Jack, Misses Lelia and Jettie Lee, all at home. Deceased lived near Thrush and Hortense after she was married until her husband died, then moved to Clinton with her children, who were devoted to this dainty little woman and left no wish ungranted that was within their power. She was always graciously sweet and never had an enemy. She was devoted to home and children. Her younger daughter Jettie Lee, had given her devoted care during all the latter days of her frail life. They made the garden together, raised poultry and made the home for Lelia and Jack. Since moving to Clinton her health did not permit her getting about much, but she soon made many friends among her neighbors as she loved all about her. Funeral at Tebo and the body laid to rest in the cemetery by the side of her husband Tuesday. She also leaves one brother, Tate Harvey, in Excelsior Springs and three sisters, Mrs. Clay Hurst, Bethlehem neighborhood; Mrs. George Keith near Hortense, and Mrs. J. H. Hallford near Coal.

RANEY, Laura Ethel MINICK
1893-1924
Good Hope Cemetery, Bethlehem Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - A Young Wife and Mother Called Home - Our hearts were made sad when the news came that Mrs. James Raney had passed away. She was taken suddenly ill Saturday night. Medical aid was summoned and all that loving hands could do was done to stay the hand of death, but to no avail. Just as the shades of night were falling, her spirit took its flight for its eternal home. Laura Ethel Minick was born February 24th, 1893, near Coal, Mo.; passed to her eternal home November 9, 1924, aged 31 years, 8 months, 14 days. She was married December 24, 1915 to James Raney. To this union were given four children - Lois Ernestine, Mary Rachel, Ralph Owen and James Jr. They, with her husband, survive her. She also leaves to mourn her loss a mother, three sisters and two brothers, besides a host of relatives and friends. A sister, Mrs. W. R. Stone, Cheyenne, Wyo.; Willie and Jesse Minick, Hancock, Iowa; Mrs. Clarence Parks, near by; Eva, at home with her mother. An infant brother died many years ago. Her father and brother, Walter, preceded her to the better world some years ago. The funeral services were conducted at Good Hope after which she was laid tenderly to rest in the cemetery near by. Those attending from a distance were: Mrs. W. R. Stone, Willie Minick, Mr. and Mrs. W. H. McCown and daughter, Alma, Sedalia; Mr. and Mrs. Willie Edwards, Warsaw. This sunny, sweet tempered woman was a member of the Presbyterian church for many years and but a short time ago told a friend she was ready when the Master called. Seldom, if ever, do we find a young mother so devoted to her children as was this one. Her only thought and care was for her dear ones, and sadly will she be missed by all for truly none knew her but to love her.

RANGEL, Ruby Lee WILSON
1914-2004
Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Fairview Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Sep 22 2004 - Ruby Lee Rangel, daughter of Benjamin Franklin and Maude Strickland Wilson, was born April 6, 1914, in Greeley, Colorado, and died Wednesday, August 25, 2004, at Daniel Freeman Hospital, Marina Del Rey, California. Ruby was a member of the Pleasant Valley Baptist Church, Deepwater. She moved to Santa Monica, California, 67 years ago and made her home in Santa Monica until her death. She was preceded in death by her son Anthony Dale Rangel; her parents Benjamin Franklin and Maude Strickland Wilson; her brother Dennis Wilson, and her sister Helen Zumwalt. She is survived by her brother-in-law James Zumwalt, Clinton, and her sister-in-law Opal Wilson, Deepwater; two nieces, Janice Kay Wendegatz, Raytown, and Denise Reese, Deepwater; one nephew, Jim Zumwalt, Shawnee, Kansas; one great-nephew, Scott Wendegatz, Raytown, and one great-niece, Kimberly Corvo, Chuluota, Florida, as well as a number of other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held at Vansant-Mills Chapel, Clinton, Friday, September 3. Burial was in Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Deepwater.

RANK, George A.
1853-1909
Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Springfield Twp, Henry Co, MO
1909 - Some four weeks ago, George Rank, living on East Ohio, took ill with typhoid fever and skilled medical aid was called but on Tuesday evening he breathed his last. He was 56 and was born in Springfield Township and married Louisa J. Streeby in 1872. Six children, three dying in infancy. Those surviving are Jacob of Springfield Township; Millie Robinson, also living there; Miss Olive, at home. Three sisters: Mrs. Rebecca Glover of Clinton, Mrs. Hannah Spring and Lydia Dirk of Clinton. No man stood better than George Rank. He owned one of the best farms in Springfield Township, besides his handsome home, which he bought of P. W. Whitlow and to which he moved to for the second time this Spring. He was a stock man and J. E. Bennett, who had been a close friend, said he was one of the best men he ever saw, honest, generous and kind and while not a member of a church, professioned religion before he passed away and made peace with his maker. Funeral at Mt. Olivet near to where sleeps his father, mother and two brothers. May Mother Earth rest lightly on this good man's grave. - Note: tombstone at Mt. Olivet Cemetery reads: Aged 56 Years, 5 Months, 17 Days.

RANK, Lois M. RATCLIFF
1915-2002
Slater City Cemetery, Slater, Saline Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Feb 28 2002 - Lois M. Rank, 86, Clinton, formerly of Slater, died Tuesday, February 26, 2002, at the Westwood Nursing Home in Clinton. Funeral services will be Friday, March 1, at the Weiker Funeral Home in Slater. Burial will be in the Slater City Cemetery. Born May 29, 1915, in Versailles, she was the daughter of the late Walter and Stella Blanche Boyce Ratcliff. On October 1, 1938, in Warrensburg, she married Oakie F. Rank, who died January 6, 1998. She is survived by two daughters, Carolyn Erickson of Slater and Joyce Salmon of Creighton; four grandsons; a sister, Ruth Caritson of Wichita, Kansas. Mrs. Rank was a member of the First Baptist Church in Slater and lived in the Slater area from 1950 until moving to Clinton in 1993. She had worked at the Town & Country Shoe Co., Marshall Habilitation Center and Slater Head Start.

RANKINEN, Jalmer H.
1904-1994
Leavenworth National Cemetery, Leavenworth, Leavenworth Co, KS
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Jalmer H. Rankinen, 90, 310 North Forth Street, Clinton, died Sunday, November 13, 1994, at Golden Valley Hospital. Arrangements are pending at Consalus Funeral Home.

RAPP, Irene Evelyn FLEISCHER
1933-2007
Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Prairie City, Bates Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jun 19 2007 - Irene Evelyn (Fleischer) Rapp, 73, Rockville, died on Sunday, June 17, 2007, at her home. She was born December 7, 1933, to Paul and Lillie (Schenker) Fleischer of Rockville. She was a lifetime member of Zion Lutheran Church, Prairie City, where she was baptized and confirmed. She attended school at Fairmont, Prairie City and graduated from Rockville High School in 1951. On May 8, 1955, she married Leo Rapp at Zion Lutheran Church. She is survived by her husband of 52 years, Leo Rapp; one son Clayton Rapp and wife Tina, Rockville; two daughters, Cynthia Dunn and husband Jim, Baudette, Minnesota, and Karen Scrivener and husband Curtis, Rockville; one brother Roy Fleischer and wife Wanda, Butler, and six grandchildren; Sarah and Chris Rapp, Nick Dunn and John, Michael and Rachel Scrivener. She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother Everett Fleischer, and one grandchild Zack Rapp. Funeral services will be at Zion Lutheran Church, Prairie City, on Wednesday,k June 20. Burial will be in Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Prairie City.

RAPP, Norman F.
1921-2001
Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Prairie City, Bates Co, MO
Clinton Daily Democrat, Mar 15 2001 - Norman F. Rapp, the son of Carl M. and Paula Christina (Leimer) Rapp, was born on February 5, 1921, in Bancroft, Nebraska. He departed this life on March 9, 2001, at Ellett Memorial Hospital in Appleton City at the age of 80 years. At the age of seven, Norman's family moved to Prairie City in 1928 where he was confirmed in Zion Lutheran Church on April 28, 1935, and remained a member until his death. He served his country in the United States Navy from October 26, 1942, until November 5, 1945. He was unite din marriage to Laura Emma Marquardt on March 26, 1945. To this union three children were born. Norman was co-owner of Prairie City Cheese Inc. for six years. He then began farming and later moved his family to the Montrose area in 1956. He loved farming and provided a wonderful life for his family. He left the farm and moved to Appleton City in 1994 where he spent the remainder of his life. Norman was honored and proud to have served his church for many years, holding many offices, including treasurer and elder. He was a member of the Zion Lutheran Men's Club. He also served his community and children as a 4-H leader and was selected a member of the Montrose School Board for nine years where he held several offices, including president. He was a member of VFW Post #8820. Norman was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Priscilla Louise Rapp; one son, Terry Don Rapp, and his wife, Patty; one brother and one sister, Victor and Lois Rapp. He is survived by his wife, Laura, of the home; one daughter, Nancy Goth and husband, Norman, Springfield; three brothers, Delano (Jack) Rapp of Butler, Duwayne Rapp and wife, Winnie, Appleton City, and Dennis Rapp and wife, Ruby Kansas City; three sisters, Bernice and husband, James Mott, Rockville; Ardyce Brecko of Chandler, Arizona, and Marylyn and husband, Dale Piepmeier of Appleton City; two grandsons, Jody L. Rapp and wife, Connie, and Nolan Goth, Springfield; a granddaughter, Tanya and husband, Mike Snethen, Willard; two step-granddaughters, Lisa and husband, Clint Boger of Overland Park, Kansas, and Debbie and husband, Rod Fritson of Liberty; one great-grandson, Terry Don Snethen, and one great-granddaughter, Abbey Rene Rapp, and four step-great-grandchildren, Sarah and Tim Fritson and Justin and Caitlin Boger. Norman's family and his faith were always the most important things in life. He enjoyed joking around with people, being outdoors and playing cards. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends. Funeral services were at the Zion Lutheran Church, Prairie City, Monday, March 12. Burial was in Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Prairie City.

RAPP, Patricia A. RAINS
1937-1999
Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Prairie City, Bates Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Patt Rapp, 61, Liberty, died Wednesday, January 27, 1999, at Liberty Hospital. She is survived by her stepfather Ralph Meyn, Rockville; two daughters, Lisa Boger, Overland Park, Kansas, and Debbie Fritson, Liberty; one stepson Judy Rapp, Springfield; one stepdaughter Tanya Snethen, Springfield; her father Victor Rains, Duncan, Oklahoma, and four grandchildren. Funeral services will be Saturday, January 30, at Zion Lutheran Church, Prairie City, with burial in Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Prairie City.

RATHMELL, William
1826-1904
Englewood Cemetery (R), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Missouri - William Rathmell died from asthma at 5 p.m. on the Sabbath day. He moved to Clinton with his wife from Bloomington, Ill. a year ago, for the benefit of hishealth. He had been confined mostly to his house for over two months. Born in Williamsport, Pa. June 15, 1826 and was 78. Married to Miss Mary A. Stimmell Sept. 9, 1856 at Columbus, Ohio. A Methodist and died a follower of the Lamb. An ex-Union solider and member of the G.A.R. Funeral from the house on West Gravel St. Tuesday. Burial in Englewood.

RAULERSON, Dorothy Deloris "Dot" GREEN
1938-2005
Parks Chapel Cemetery, Leesville Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Dec 16 2005 - Dorothy Deloris "Dot" Raulerson, Clinton, died Thursday, December 15, 2005 at her sister's home in Pleasant Hill, at the age of 67 years after a very courageous battle with cancer. Dot was born March 25, 1938, at Brownington. She was the first born of Grace (Brown) and Roy Green. She was preceded in death by her parents and both of her brothers, Wayne Green and Melvin Green, and her husband Don Raulerson of Welborn, Florida. Dot is survived by six sons, Harry Green, bill Tye, Roger Tye, Ray Hawkins, Kevin Hawkins and Heath Hawkins; one daughter Fonda Nelson; three sisters, Wanda Houk, Carol Bosley and Ann Johnson; as well as numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and many friends. Dot was a very strong woman, who fought every moment of her illness. Her smile will always be remembered, as well as her wonderful spirit. Funeral services were held at Vansant-Mills Chapel, Clinton, Sunday, December 18. Interment was in Parks Chapel Cemetery, Clinton.

RAUSCHER, Beatrice G. MAST
1907-1993
Oak Hill Cemetery, Butler, Bates Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Beatrice G. Rauscher, 85, of Butler, died Friday, January 8, 1993 at Bates County Memorial Hospital in Butler. She was born November 30, 1907 to Harve and Barbara Eberlin Mast in Montrose. Beatrice grew up in Montrose and graduated from high school there in 1926. She attended two years at Central Missouri State Teachers College in Warrensburg prior to teaching at the rural schools at Camp branch and Mount Carmel in Henery County and Merwin and Liberty in Bates County. Beatrice ended her teaching career and became a farm wife when she married Harvey Rauscher on May 25, 1940. To this union one son was born. She and her husband lived in rural Amsterdam 1940 to 1946, in rural Butler 1946 to 1970, and then moved to the city of Butler where she has lived since. Her husband preceded her in death on July 11, 1988. She was a member of Stones Chapel Methodist Church in Montrose. Beatrice was a devoted and loving wife, mother and grandmother. Although she had a business-like nature, she also had a good sense of humor. She was an excellent seamstress and fashioned many garments for her daughter-in-law and granddaughter. She waas pleased that this pattern of creativity was passed on to her son in the art of beautiful woodworking. For her young ggrandson, she would always keep small change and give to him on various occasions. To keep her mind active, Beatrice worked crossword puzzles and watched TV game shows. Other activities included needlework, crossstitch, crocheting, embroidering, edging, watching westerns on TV, playing piano, and visiting on the phone. She also liked the spring time of year, the color blue, church music and the 23rd Psalm. Beatrice is survived by one son, Warren Rauscher and wife Judy of Raymore; two sisters, Vivian Hutcherson and husband Jim of Blairstown, and Frances Doll and husband "Bud" of Urich; two grandchildren, Jennifer and Jonathan Rauscher of Raymore; six nephews, one niece, and several cousins. She was preceded in death by her husband Harvey, one brother Ralph, and one sister Mildred. Funeral services were Sunday, Januaryy 10, at the Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel in Butler. Burial was in the Oak Hill Cemetery, Butler.

RAVENSCRAFT, Hubert Wayne
1943-2004
Mineral Creek Cemetery, Leeton, Johnson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 5 2004 - Hubert Wayne Ravenscraft, 60, Windsor, died Saturday, April 3, 2004, at St. Luke's Hospital, Kansas City. He was born November 26, 1943, in Leeton, the son of the late Hubert Ravenscraft and the late Alma Faye Kennedy Ravenscraft. He was a truck drive for Jack Cooper Transport in Kansas City and a member of the Teamsters Union. Survivors include two daughters, Lynda Kerr, Eldon, and Shelah Long, Olathe, Kansas; two sons, Edwards Ravenscraft and John Ravenscraft, both of Kansas City; one brother Wesley Ravenscraft, Windsor; nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild. funeral services will be Wednesday, April 7, at the Sweeney-Phillips & Holdren Funeral Home, Leeton. Burial will be in Mineral Creek Cemetery, Leeton.

RAVENSCRAFT, Wesley "Wes"
1941-2005
Mineral Creek Cemetery, Leeton, Johnson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jul 5 2005 - Wesley (Wes) Ravenscraft, 63, Windsor, died Tuesday evening, June 28, 2005, at his home in Windsor. He was born December 14, 1941, in St. Louis, the son of Hubert W. Ravenscraft and Dixie D. (Palmer) Ravenscraft. On July 27, 1994, in Belton, he married Sue Ann Stufflebeam, who survives. He was a truck driver for the Churchill Truck Line for over 26 years and the Warner Trucking Company for five years, both in Kansas City, and he also served in the United States Navy. In addition to his wife, he is survived by two stepdaughters, Alethea Ross and Jenice Beshore, both of Belton; a stepson, Lance Beshore, Rolla; an aunt, Betty Wood, Independence; an uncle Jack Ravenscraft, Rocheport, and two nephews and two nieces. Graveside services were Saturday, July 2, at the Mineral Creek Cemetery, Leeton,.

RAY, George Nelson
1845-1911
Teays Chapel Cemetery, Bear Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Nelson Ray, colored, was born in Kentucky November 20, 1845 and died at his home in Henry County Jan. 31, 1911. He was brought to Henry County as a slave in 1856 and belonged to Charley Nevitt. He was married March 4, 1869 to Francis E. Turner, who was a slave of B. F. Summers. Six children, three boys and three girls. He died of pneumonia after a short illness. A great many white people attended the funeral at the home and burial in Teays Chapel cemetery. He was converted 25 years ago and was considered honest and honorable by all who knew him.

RAY, Infant Boy
n/a-1914
Teays Chapel Cemetery, Bear Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Montrose Recorder, Jan 23 1914 - The infant son of P. T. Ray and wife (colored) living east of town, died on Jan. 16, and was buried at Teays Chapel Cemetery, Jan. 17. The relatives have the sympathy of their friends in that locality.

RAY, Leonard
1926-1994
Teays Chapel Cemetery, Bear Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Leonard Ray, son of Peter Thomas and Bennie Ocie (McDonald) Ray, was born February 13, 1926, in Henry County. He died October 23, 1994, at Appleton Manor Nursing Home in Appleton City, at the age of 68 years. He lived near Montrose before he joined the Navy and returned there following 20 years of service to his country. He was a Chief Electrician's Mate during World War II and the Korean Conflict. After his retirement from the Navy, he worked for the Kansas City Power & Light Co. in Montrose. He was a meber of the Montrose United Presbyterian/Methodist Church and served there faithfully with his regular attendance and service to the church. He attended many church meetings and conferences participating in, and reporting changes and decisions that affect the church. He had also volunteered his time to help youth at church camps. He was a member of the Montrose V.F.W. Post #8820, the Clinton Historical Society, part of the Reunion Committee for LST 859, and the Montrose Community Betterment Club. He enjoyed history and had done extensive researching of his genealogy. He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Louis, Howard and Albert; two sisters, Betty Woods and Essie Mae Swindell. Survivors include two sisters, Tessie Parks and husband, Lyman, of Sedalia, and Thelma Shockley of Holden, and a host of cousins, nieces and nephews. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends. Funeral services were held at Hill & Son Funeral Home, Appleton City, Thursday, October 27. Burial was in Teays Chapel Cemetery, rural Montrose.

RAY, Margaret Mae CARPENTER
1912-1994
Hickory Point Cemetery, Green Ridge, Pettis Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Margaret Mae Ray, 82, Windsor, died Sunday evening. April 10, 1994, at her home in Windsor. Funeral services will be Wednesday, April 13, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial will be in the Hickory Point Cemetery, Green Ridge. She was born January 16, 1912, in Pettis County, near Green Ridge, the daughter of Walter Carpenter and Nora Mae Breeden Carpenter. On May 25, 1932, in Green Ridge, she married Kenneth Otis Ray, who preceded her in death January 1980. Mrs. Ray worked at the International Shoe Factory in Windsor for 28 years before her retirement in 1975. She was a member of the Hickory Point Church, near Green Ridge. Survivors include a son, Walter B. Ray and a daughter, Louise Ray, both of Windsor; a sister, Tillie Clevenger, Sedalia; three grandchildren. Larry, Ronald and Carla; four great-grandchildren, Kyle, Christy, Michelle. Amanda and Jennifer. She was preceded in death by two sisters, Mildred and Sarah.

RAY, Mary J.
abt 1833-1904
Clinton Missouri, May 21 1904 - Mrs. Mary J. Ray died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. F. M. Skaggs, a mile northwest of Deepwater, at 3 a.m. Sunday, May 15, aged 71. She was a member of the Dunkard church and a kind and loving mother who will be sadly missed by her two children. Mrs. Skaggs and James Ray. It was her wish to be buried in Warsaw cemetery, by the side of her husband, but on account of high water, her remains were interred in the Dunning cemetery.

RAYFIELD, Doris Jean BROWN
1929-2011
Crescent Hill Cemetery, Adrian, Bates Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Feb 16 2011 - Doris Jean Rayfield, 81, Clinton, died at Golden Valley Memorial Hospital, Clinton, on January 5, 2011. She was born December 6, 1929, in Adrian, the daughter of Henry L. and Sylvia B. (Hill) Brown. Doris was married to Elmer P. Rayfield, who preceded her in death. She was a secretary for B&H Freight Lines and later worked for Glasscock Enterprises. She was a member of the Clinton United Methodist Church and volunteered at the Clinton Samaritan Center, American Red Cross and Golden Valley Memorial Hospital Auxiliary. Doris was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Elmer P. Rayfield, and a great-grandson, Colby Wayne Bancroft. She is survived by two sons, Danny Rayfield and wife, Cheryl, Overland Park, Kansas, and Bill Rayfield and wife, Marilyn, Osawatomie, Kansas; five grandchildren, Scott Nash of Lee's Summit, Tara Elledge of Blue Springs, Aimee Martin of Gardner, Kansas, Justin Manning of Olathe, Kansas, and Laurie Bancroft of Osawatomie, Kansas, and seven great-grandchildren, Kyle, Kynelah, David, Jake, Patrick, Ashton and Ryleight. Funeral services were held at Clinton United Methodist Church, Clinton, on Saturday, January 8. Interment was in Crescent Hill Cemetery, Adrian.

RAYMER, Anna Frances GOLDSMITH
1908-1992
Laurel Oak Cemetery (R), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Anna F. Raymer, 84, of Windsor, died Thursday, November 12, 1992, at Golden Valley Hospital in Clinton. She was born October 13, 1908 in Chenoa, Illinois, the daughter of Frank and Matilda Meiers Goldsmith. On December 27, 1931, in Sedalia, she married George Lee Raymer who preceded her in death June 26, 1981. Mrs. Raymer was a checker for Gerbes Grocery Store in Windsor for several years and worked as a waitress for several Windsor restaurants. She was a member of the First Baptist church, Windsor. She is survived by a sister, Blanche Sappington, Sedalia; two nieces, Katies Robison, Windsor, and Marilyn Van Hoozer, New Jersey and one nephew, Raymond Goldsmith, Windsor. Funeral services were Monday, November 16, at Hadley Funeral Home in Windsor. Burial was in Laurel Oak Cemetery.

RAYSIK, Katie Marie CRAIG
1913-2005
Deepwater Cemetery, Fairview Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jun 6 2005 - Katie Marie Raysik was born in Johnstown, Missouri, to Frank Snow Craig and Ada Belle Craig on December 24, 1913. She died at Westwood Nursing Center, Clinton, on April 28, 2005, at the age of 91 years. She graduated from high school in 1931. She was always proud of her rural background and told many stories about those early horse and buggy days. Following graduation she found her way to the Kansas City area and worked at various jobs, including that of cashier at the famous Forum Cafeteria. In 1938 she married Steve Raysik, Jr. and in 1941 the first of their four children was born. In addition to being an excellent mother, she was instrumental in the Kansas City Girl Scout Association and the PTA. During the recession of 1958, automobile production slowed to the pint that Steve was laid off from General Motors. The family moved to Deepwater in April of that year and operated the Halfway Cafe and Steve's 66 Service Station. Cafe favorites included the ever popular Jumbo Burger and chips that sold for only 35 cents. Her husband, Steve died June 28, 1969, and with the closing of the cafe, Katie began her new career in nursing. She started out at the old Wetzel Hospital as a nurse's aide, but quickly determined that she could do more. One of the family's proudest moments came in 1972 when Katie, 59, graduated from LPN School in Nevada, the oldest member in the class. Katie believed that she was chosen to be one of the very special people who cared for the elderly. She worked at Lowry City for a time and ended her career at Westwood Nursing Center in Clinton. It was truly a blessing that some of her coworkers eventually became her caregivers at this facility. She was extremely proud to be a member of the First Baptist Church of Deepwater and enjoyed teaching both Bible School and Sunday School. Much of her retirement time was spent quilting, completing 12 cherished family heirlooms during these final years. In 1989 she was selected by the Deepwater Picnic Committee as one of the grand marshals for this event. Katie was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Steve; one grandson Wesley Lane Morris; one sister Dorothy White, and one brother J. B. Craig. She is survived by three sons, Charles Raysik and wife Kathleen, Archie, Stephen Raysik and wife Sandy, Torrance, California, and Jim Raysik and wife Becky, Clinton; one daughter, Ada Ann Morris, Montrose; as well as seven grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, plus several nieces, nephews and friends. Barbara Ann White of Clinton was the only maternal niece. Funeral services were held at the Deepwater First Baptist Church Monday, May 2, 2005. Burial was in Deepwater Cemetery.

REA, Hilda Evelyn IREY PHILLIPS NUNN
1933-2013
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Feb 20 2013 - Hilda Evelyn Rea, 79, Clinton, died February 19, 2013 at St. Joseph Medical Center in Kansas City. Hilda was born to Alfred and Nancy "Gunsolley" Irey of Walthill, NE, on August 4, 1933. After high school, she went to work in the Garment Factory as a bobbin threader. She later went to work for Rival Manufacturing, from where she retired. Hilda was a member of the Allen Street Baptist Church of Clinton. Surviving Hilda are four children, Robert Phillips of Pensacola, FL, Leslie Phillips of Clinton, David Phillips of Leeton and Nancy Sanders (Jackson) of Clinton; eight grandchildren, Michael Hood, Victoria Parks, Phillip Sanders, Chad O'Banion, Joshua O'Banion, Ami Sanders and Brian Sanders of Clinton and Kevin Phillips of Pensacola, FL; five great-grandchildren, Kevin Blythe, Gabe, Isaiah and Orla, and a host of family and friends. Preceding her in death were her parents; a daughter, Debbie O'Banion; three brothers, Wayne, Kenneth and Morris Irey; one sister, Elma Spencer, and one infant brother, Marvin Irey. Hilda's wishes were to be cremated. A private family graveside service will be scheduled at a later date. Her wishes were carried out by Consalus Funeral Home, Clinton.

REACH, Bruce
abt 1954-2003
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jul 16 2003 - Bruce Reach, 49, Kansas City, died Tuesday, July 15, 2003, at St. Luke's Hospital in Kansas City. Memorial services will be Sunday, July 20, 1 p.m., at the Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel in Osceola. The family suggests contributions to the Lymphoma Society or the Stony Point Christian Church.

READER, Comfort Williams BAYLOR
1828-1886
Parks Chapel Cemetery, Leesville Twp, Henry Co, MO
The Clinton Advocate, Clinton, MO, Thursday, January 14 1886 - Mrs. Reeder, wife of the well-known cooper of Coalsburg, died this morning at that place and will be buried tomorrow in Park's graveyard, southeast of Coalsburg. The lady was aged 60 years and leaves a family of 7 children mostly grown, who will be present at the funeral. (Note: name should be Reader, age at death was 58Y 1D)

READER, Edna Doris WILLIAMS
1918-2001
Englewood Cemetery (R), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Daily Democrat, Jan 9 2002 - Edna Doris Reader died Wednesday night, December 26, 2001, at the Warrensburg Manor Care Center. Doris, as she was commonly known, was born May 1, 1918, in Deepwater. Doris was the only daughter born to Ivey Lee and Lily Kathryn Williams. She was joined in marriage to Ralph Otis John Reader at her parents home, Christmas Day 1940. With this marriage and Ralph having a sister Edna, Edna Doris was from that point on known as Doris to all. Ralph preceded her in death after 49 years of marriage on July 5, 1989. Surviving are Ralph Jr. and Susan Reader of Palm Bay, Florida, and their three sons, Joshua, Allen and Tyler, David and Ginger Reader of Warrensburg; one son and wife, Dave and Melissa Reader; daughter and husband, Jennifer and Eric Hunt. Doris has two brothers surviving, Billie Irving Williams and I. L. Williams, Jr., and one brother, Cyril Barr Williams, who preceded her in death. Doris accepted Christ as her Savior at the early age of eight years and lived her life fully under His Guidance from that point on. Prior to her marriage, Doris taught in the Deepwater School System, and during that time she met her husband-to-be. After her marriage and moving to Wichita, Kansas, where her boys were born, the family returned to Clinton in 1948. While there she pursued higher education at the old Central Missouri teachers College in Warrensburg where she received her Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education. She substituted and taught in the Clinton school until the family moved to Bourbonnais, Illinois, in 1962. There she taught in the Bradley Elementary School System, and also attended the University of Illinois where she received her Master's degree. Teaching was her life. She thoroughly enjoyed the children and her Christian beliefs always came through in the way she handled and talked with her students. Ralph and Doris were active in the Church of the Nazarene during this time and the move to Illinois was so her children could attend Olivet Nazarene College. Her Christian influence was evident in her whole family at home and away. Doris and Ralph moved back to Clinton in 1970 where Doris continued her teaching profession in the fifth grade at Southeast Elementary School. Doris retired from teaching after more than 20 years, but it was always her passion, even during her last years. She related everything back to her teaching experiences. Doris was a member of the Church of God Holiness in Lowry City. Her staunch Christian beliefs influenced her whole family. Doris will be joyfully remembered, but sadly missed, by all who knew her. Graveside services were held December 29 at the Englewood Cemetery.

READER, George Daniel
1824-1905
Parks Chapel Cemetery, Leesville Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Missouri, Mar 4 1905 - G. D. Reader died at Severy, Kansas, February 20, 1905 at 8 a.m. He was born in Berlin, Germany, Dec. 18, 1824 and came to America when a boy of 14. He was a cooper by trade and lived in Illinois for several years. He married Miss Williams Comfort Baylor of Ohio in 1849. They had 13 children, four dying while small. Mrs. Reader joined her little ones some 20 years ago. Mr. Reader came to Clinton in 1872. He remained here some time then settled near Coal with his family. Over a year ago, he went to Ft. Scott to visit one of his daughters, then to Severy, to visit the other two daughters that live there. His remains were shipped to Clinton and brought out to Coal and peacefully laid to rest at Parks Chapel. He leaves 9 children to morn his loss -- Mrs. Amanda Ulrich of Kansas City; Mrs. Mary Minich of Washington, Ill.; Mrs. Lizzie Friend and Ella Foster of Severy, Kansas; Mrs. Josie Cole of Malta Bend, MO.; Jasper of Pueblo, Colorado; John of Sprague, MO.; and Mrs. Emma Ballard and Henry Reader of Coal.

REAM, Conrad Wray "Mike" Sr.
1912-1993
Englewood Cemetery (R), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Conrad Wray Ream, Sr., 80, formerly of Windsor, died Monday, March 22, 1993 at Research Medical Center in Kansas City. - Conrad W. "Mike" Ream was born December 20, 1912, in Kidder, Mo., the son of Wesley and Virginia Elizabeth (Wray) Ream. He passed away March 22, 1993 at Research Medical Center in Kansas City. Mr. Ream was married to Wanda Marie Wilson on July 14, 1934, and to this union four sons were born. He was a supervisor for General Motors. They came to live in Clinton in 1970, Wanda preceded him in death on April 5, 1978. In 1980 Mike moved to Windsor. He is survived by four sons, Conrad Ream, Jr., Valparalso, Ne., Charles Ream and Larry Joe Ream, both of Windsor, and Robert Earl Ream, Clinton; two sisters, Virginia Hart, Sugar Creek, and Dorothy Fisk, Phoenix, Az.; fourteen grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Saturday, March 27, 1993 at Consalus Chapel, Clinton. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery.

REAM, Laura Alice LOMAX
1902-1994
Englewood Cemetery (R), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Funeral services for Mrs. Floyd (Alice) Ream, 92, will be Tuesday at the United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Englewood. Mrs. Ream died Sunday, October 30, 1994, at Golden Valley Hospital. She had been in failing health for a number of months. Mrs. Ream, daughter of John C. and Agnes Bargar Lomax, was born August 19, 1902, in northern Chariton County near LaClede. She was the oldest of five children. She graduated from Forker High School which was the first consolidated school in Missouri and taught five years in rural grade school after which she earned her B.S. degree in Vocational Home Economics at Northeast State University. On August 3, 1934, she married Floyd H. Ream, a pharmacist and proprietor of the C. C. Williams Drug Store in Clinton. She assisted her husband in their business until 1947 when they sold the drug store. At that time Mr. Ream became administrator of the Wetzel Osteopathic Hospital in Clinton and she again joined him, serving as dietitian of the hospital for 22 years. She is survived by a daughter, Peggy McIntosh and her husband, Holland McIntosh and their daughters, Heather, Kendra, Shaunna and Kerry, Mission Kansas. Two nephews, Dr. Carroll Wetzel and Dr. Gus Wetzel have been very close to their aunt and have cared for her, especially since the death of Mr. Ream. Throughout her entire life, as long as she was able, she was an active member of the Methodist Church and the Methodist Women's organization, holding offices in both. She was a member of Chapter EN, P.E.O., the Henry County Historical Society, the Henry County Republican Ladies and a charter member of the Golden Valley Memorial Hospital Auxiliary. She was preceded in death by her husband, father and mother, two sisters, Beatrice Wetzel and Vesta Sundelius and a brother, Dr. William D. Lomax. Surviving are her daughter, Peggy and family; a brother, Carroll K. Lomax of LaClede; nieces, Karen Hollenbeck of Montrose, Co., and Sara Church of Moss Beach, Ca.; nephews, Carroll and Gus Wetzel of Clinton, David Lomax of Denver, Co., Clay Lomax of Montrose, Co., and John Sundelius of Lewistown, Montana.

REAM, Lucille I. OUSLEY
1925-1993
Laurel Oak Cemetery (R), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Ms. Lucille I. Ream, 68, of Windsor, died Wednesday, December 22, 1993 at Golden Valley Hospital. She was born July 1, 1925 in Newburg, Mo., the daughter of Crawford Arnold Ousley and Ruth Irene Hudgens Ousley. She was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church at Windsor. Survivors include two brothers, Raymond Ousley, Kernes City, Texas, Roy Lee Ousley, Longview, Texas; a half-brother, Ronnie Ousley, Springfield; a sister, Reba Caradonna, St. Louis; a half sister, Linda Childress, Dallas, Texas, several nieces and nephews. Graveside services will be Monday, December 27, at the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor. Burial will be in the Laurel Oak Cemetery.

REAM, Robert Earl
1936-2001
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Daily Democrat, Apr 24 2001 - Robert Earl Ream was born January 26, 1936, in Kansas City, son of Conrad W. and Wanda Marie Wilson Ream. He died at Research Medical Center on April 3, 2001. He was a veteran of the United States Air Force. He was a man of many talents. He participated in Boy Scouts for 48 years and was an Eagle Scout with the Tribe of Mic O Say and his tribal name was Slender Pine. He enjoyed being a clown and playing Santa Claus. He would go to nursing homes and entertain the elderly and disabled children. He loved to cook and fish. Being with his family and friends were important to him. If he were with us today he would proudly say, "Me and my great-grandson Trenton are going to ride the horses." He had a special way of making those around him laugh and smile. Survivors include one son, Jeffrey A. Ream, Clinton; one daughter, Judy Robinson and husband, Terry, St. Joseph; his companion, Phyllis Harrison, of the home; one step-daughter, Debbie Lyon and husband, Eddy, Clinton; two grandchildren, Sabrina and William Holly; two step-grandchildren, Shonda Thompson, and husband, Trent, and Jo Colvin; one great-grandson, Trent Thompson; two brothers, Conrad W. Ream, Lincoln, Nebraska, and Larry J. Ream, Warsaw; one aunt, Virginia Hart, Sugar Creek, and a host of friends. His parents and one brother, Richard Charles Ream, preceded him in death. Memorial services were held April 14, 2001, at the Consalus Chapel, Clinton.

REAVIS, Alice C.
1870-1938
Alice C. Reavis Dies - Miss Reavis' soul left its earthly body at 5:55 a.m. December 6, 1938, at her home in LaDue, after a few days illness of pneumonia and complications. She had not been well for a number of years, through which she was tenderly and devotedly cared for by her loved ones. She was born September 17, 1870, on what is known as Zion Hill, 4 1/2 miles northeast of Montrose. Her parents, the Edwin M. Reavis', were pioneers of Henry County, and reared their family on the homeplace where they continued to live after the father's death. Then about 20 years ago, the children and mother moved to LaDue where they had since resided. There Miss Alice made her home with a brother, William, always interested most in home affairs. Two sisters, Mrs. M. J. Crissman and Mrs. R. C. Grigsby, also live in LaDue and were there to comfort, cheer and care for Miss Alice when needed. Family ties were strong and most enjoyed was the past Thanksgiving day when all gathered at the Crissman home and Miss Alice seemed better than usual. Miss Alice was converted when a young girl and united with the Bear Creek Church where she remained a faithful member until death. She was a devout Christian, and her faith in Jesus was great - she prayed and called upon her Saviour during the last night of her life.

REAVIS, Mary Margaret HUNT
1836-1921
Bear Creek Cemetery, Bear Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Grandma Reavis Has Died - Another mother in Israel has fallen asleep and rests from her labors. On Friday morning, Dec. 23, while the stars were still shining and the angels were getting ready to sing their Christmas carols, Grandmother Reavis closed her tired eyes and folder her weary hands and left these earthly scenes and went to that house of many mansions above, where all is joy and peace and rest. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Hunt and was born Nov. 29th, 1836, in Saline county, Mo., and moved to Texas, Christmas. She was married to Edwin M. Reavis, Sept. 9th, 1858. To this union 13 children were born, five of whom survive her. Grandma Reavis was converted at an early age and after moving back to Missouri became one of the charter members of old Bear Creek church, where she held her membership to the day of her death. She loved the church and was good to the preachers and was a faithful and devoted follower of her Master. She died at the home of her son, W. E. Reavis, in LaDue, where short services were held by Rev. H. A. Wood, of Windsor, on Saturday at 12 o'clock. Then the procession went to Bear Creek church, where Rev. Shockley, the pastor and the writer, conducted the last services of comfort and hope. She celebrated her last birthday on Nov. 29th, as usual, as this was always an occasion of great pleasure to her and her friends. She always looked forward to those annual occasions with great expectancy and was very happy. She was 85 years of age on her past birthday. God has been so good to her and to us all. Let us with deep gratitude thank God for the memory of this faithful and pious grandmother and make every preparation to meet her in that beautiful land the poet speaks of where: "Over all those wide extended plains, Shines one eternal day, Where God, the Father, reigns supreme, And scatters night away." - H. A. Wood, Windsor, Mo.

REAVIS, Nancy E.
1947-1992
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Nancy E. Reavis, 44, Lawrence, Kansas died Thursday, November 19, 1992, at a Lawrence hospital. Funeral services were Monday in Lawrence. Mrs. Reavis was a former resident of Appleton City and belonged to the First Baptist Church there. She worked for a student loan servicing center in Lawrence. Her husband, a son, two sisters and her parents survive.

RECTOR, Caroline B. STEWART
1895-1987
Blairstown Cemetery, Big Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Pleasant Hill Times, Pleasant Hill, MO - Caroline, Rector, 92, Pleasant Hill in Cass County, died Nov. 5, 1987, in the Camden Health Care Center, 2203 E. Mechanic St., Harrisonville. She was born in Urich, Mo., and lived in Blairstown, Mo., before she moved to Pleasant Hill 22 years ago. Mrs. Rector was a member of the First Baptist Church of Pleasant Hill. Survivors include a daughter, Virginia Farnsworth, Pleasant Hill, two sisters, Faye Morlan and Ruth Stewart of Kansas City, Ks.; two grandchildren, Gary and Gale; and three great-grandchildren, Beverly, Nancy and Denise. Services will be Saturday at the Stanley & Son Chapel, Pleasant Hill; burial in the Blairstown Cemetery.

RECTOR, Catherine Matilda GAMLIN
1870-1933
Blairstown Cemetery, Big Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Mrs. William Henry Rector Obit - Catherine Matilda Gamlin was born February 22, 1870 and answered her summons from this life June 26, 1922, after a month's illness, at the age of 63 years, 4 months and 4 days. She moved with her parents from Shipman, Illinois to Pettis County, Missouri, and in 1890 to Blairstown where she spent the remainder of her life. She professed faith in Christ and joined the Presbyterian Church at Blairstown in early girlhood. She served her Master faithfully through all the years. She was united in marriage on September 5, 1894 to H.W. Rector of Blairstown. To this union were born nine children, two sons, Walter and Clay having preceded her in death. Mother Rector was loved and respected by everyone. Although she suffered many physical pains, she always found time for the pleasant smile; the cheery word; the helping hand. She was ever a faithful wife, a loving mother and a true friend. She was happiest when her children and grandchildren were gathered around her. She leaves to mourn her departure, her husband; three daughters, Mary, Ida and Ellen; four sons, Willie, Howard, Fred, and Herbert; eight grandchildren, and aged father, relatives and friends.

RECTOR, Florence Buel FISHER HOUK
1906-2000
Urich Cemetery, Bogard Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Oct 27 2000 - Florence B. Rector was born October 20, 1906, near Blairstown, the daughter of Thomas and Elizabeth Miller Fisher. She died at her home in Windsor, October 15, 2000. She married Raymond S. Houk on October 24, 1923, who preceded her in death on December 7, 1965. She married Herbert Rector on December 26, 1968. He preceded her in death on July 23, 1986. Four brothers and two sisters also preceded her in death. Florence was a member of the Chilhowee Community Methodist Church and a Sunday School teacher at Blairstown for many years. She was a homemaker and lived most of her life in the Blairstown and Chilhowee areas. She is survived by two sons, William Lowell Houk, Blairstown, and Robert L. Houk, Leeton; one sister, Meda Koelling, Sedalia; six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held October 18 at Consalus Funeral Home, Chilhowee. Burial was in Urich Cemetery.

RECTOR, Herbert Russel
1907-1986
Wall Cemetery, Denton, Rose Hill Twp, Johnson Co, MO
Clinton Eye, Clinton MO, Jul 31 1986 - Herbert Russel Rector, 79, of Route 2, Holden, passed Wednesday morning, July 23, at the Golden Valley Memorial Hospital in Clinton. He was born February 1, 1907 near Blairstown, in Henry County, the son of William Henry and Katherine Matilda Gamlin Rector. He grew up in the Blairstown community, and graduated from Blairstown High School. He was united in marriage with Helen Frances Hughes on May 11, 1930 at Blairstown. To this union were born two sons, Lowell and Gene Allen, and one daughter, Loyce. His wife preceded him in death on July 16, 1962. On December 26, 1968, he married Florence Fisher Houk at Holden. Mr. Rector farmed near Holden for many years and served as the associate Western Judge of Johnson County for ten years. He was a member of the Modern Woodmen of America for more than fifty years, and a faithful member of the Community United Methodist Church in Chilhowee. Surviving him are his wife, Florence of the home; one son, Lowell Rector of Holden; one daughter, Mrs. Loyce Vance of Delavan, Wisconsin; two stepsons, Lowell Houk of Blairstown; and Robert Houk of Leeton; four grandchildren, Towanda Gelbach, Kathy Jennings, James Michael and Andrew Thomas Vance; one great grandson, Dustin Keith Jennings; six step-grandchildren, and three step-great grandchildren, and a host of relatives and friends. Mr. Rector was preceded in death by a son, Gene Allen, in 1937; by four brothers, William, Howard, Walter and Fred Rector, and three sisters, Mary Polzin, Ida Graham and Ellen Shepherd. Funeral Services were held Friday, July 25, at the Ward Funeral Home in Chilhowee. Burial was in the Wall Cemetery near Holden.

RECTOR, Howard Dewey "Mutt"
1898-1986
Urich Cemetery, Bogard Twp, Henry Co, MO
Howard Dewey "Mutt" Rector, 87, of 510 East 4th in Urich, died Thursday, February 20, 1986 at his home after a long illness. He was born on the family farm near Blairstown, March 12, 1898 the son of William Henry and Catherine Gamlin Rector. He was united in marriage with Lena Bertie Hancock on June 17, 1926 at Liberty. Howard, or "Mutt" as he was known to his friends, and Lena B. farmed and owned 160 acres of the original acreage acquired by his grandfather. He acquired and rented other land during their farming years. While living in the Blairstown community, they were faithful members of the Presbyterian Church there. After retiring from the farm, Mr. and Mrs. Rector bought a home in Urich where Mr. Rector lived until his death. Lena B. preceded her husband in death on December 15, 1977. Mr. Rector was a faithful member of the Evangel Presbyterian Church at the time of his death. His love for his fellowman was exemplified in his dedication to his church, and his devotion to the many friends acquired during a lifetime of living in the same community. He was also a member of the Modern Woodman of America at the time of his death. Surviving him is his only son, Howard William Rector and his wife Marjorie of Raytown; his grandson Craig David Rector and granddaughter, Dana Lynn Rector; one brother, Herbert Rector of rural Holden; and several nieces and nephews and many friends. He was preceded in death by three brothers, John William, Walter and Paul Frederick Rector and three sisters, Mary Polzin, Ida Graham and Ellen Shepherd. Funeral services were held Saturday, February 22, at the Ward Funeral Home in Urich. Burial was in the Urich Cemetery.

RECTOR, Howard William "Bill"
1933-2003
Carpenter Cemetery, Chilhowee, Johnson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Feb 25 2003 - Howard William "Bill" Rector, 70, Raytown, died Sunday, February 23, 2003, at his home. A memorial service will be Thursday, February 27, at Faith Presbyterian Church, Raytown, with a graveside service at Carpenter Cemetery, Chilhowee. He was born February 17, 1933, in Blairstown. He attended first and second grades at Brushy Rural School and third through 12 at Blairstown Schools, graduating in 1951. He graduated from CMSU in 1955 with a BS in Education. After a brief teaching career, he served in the United States Army at the Army Hometown News Center in Kansas City. He was a loan officer with Home Savings Association for over 30 years, retiring in 1994. During the last two years, he worked for Union Bank. He was past president of Chapter #1 Savings and Loan Institute, past president of the MO Trout Fisherman's Association, past president of the Blue Valley Kiwanis, member of the Raytown Historical Association and a member of the Raytown Retired Teachers Association. He was a 40-year member and an ordained deacon and elder of Faith Presbyterian Church. He served as secretary/treasurer of the fox Run Homeowners Association, St. Clair Co. He was preceded in death by his parents, Howard Dewey Rector and Lena B. Hancock Rector. He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Marjorie Wehmeyer Rector; son, Craig David Rector and wife, Penney, Jefferson City; daughter, Dana Lynn Smedley and husband, Wayne, Lenexa, Kansas; grandchildren, Samuel Reed Rector, Lauren Grace Rector and Malinda Anne Smedley.

RECTOR, John William
1895-1965
Blairstown Cemetery, Big Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Pleasant Hill Times, Pleasant Hill, MO - John William Rector, 70, retired farmer of Blairstown, died Thursday, June 29, 1965, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Orbie (Virginia) Farnsworth, Pleasant Hill. The son of William and Catherine Gamlin Rector, he was born June 15, 1895, at Blairstown where he spent his entire life. He was a member of the Blairstown Presbyterian Church, where he served as an elder. Mr. and Mrs. Rector would have been married 50 years in January. Mr. Rector leaves his wife, Caroline Stewart Rector, of the home; the daughter before mentioned; three sisters, Mrs. Alfred (Mary) Polzin, Chilhowee; Mrs. Omer (Ida) Graham, Urich; Mrs. Clyde (Ellen) Shepherd, Leeton; three brothers, Howard Rector, Urich; Fred Rector, Jefferson City; Herbert Rector, Holden. Funeral services will be held Thursday, July 1st,, at the Blairstown Presbyterian Church. Cook Funeral Home will be in charge.

RECTOR, Lena Bertie HANCOCK
1904-1977
Urich Cemetery, Bogard Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Mrs. Lena Bertie Rector, 73, Urich, MO., died Thursday at a hospital in Clinton. She was born in Chilhowee, MO., and had lived in the Urich area most of her life. Mrs. Rector was a member of the Urich Presbyterian Church. She was a member of the Blairstown Hobby Club and the Urich Senior Citizens Club. She leaves her husband, Howard D. Rector of the home; a son, Howard William Rector, Raytown; two sisters, Mrs. Willerene Hoffman, Tulare, Calif., and Mrs. Elizabeth Peterman, Knob Noster, MO.; and two grandchildren. Services will be Saturday at the church; burial in the Urich Cemetery.

RECTOR, Ruth I.
1910-1997
Freeman-Holsapple Cemetery, Collins Twp, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Mrs. Ruth I. Rector, 86, Lowry City, died Sunday, April 13, at Sac-Osage Hospital in Osceola. Mrs. Rector was a longtime auction company employee. She is survived by six stepsons, Orville Rector of Higginsville, Keith and Rolly Rector of Sioux City, Nebraska, James Rector of Concordia, Francis Rector of Sioux City, Iowa, Lee Rector of Harve De Grace, Maryland; two step-daughters, Mildred Bryant of Lowry City and Orvilla Wade of Appleton City; one brother, Clyde Jones of Grant City; two sisters, Gladys McSinney of Kansas City, Kansas, and Mildred Pruitt of Neosho; 27 step-grandchildren, 47 step-great-grandchildren and 10 step-great-great-grandchildren,l other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be Wednesday, April 16, at the Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel in Osceola. Burial will be in the Freeman-Holsapple Cemetery near Collins.

RECTOR, Walter Edward
1896-1918
Blairstown Cemetery, Big Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Blairstown Record - Walter Edward Rector was born December 21, 1896, at Blairstown, Mo., and died in the service of his country at Camp McArthur, Waco, TX., on Thursday, October 17, 1918 of pneumonia. His age was 21 years, 9 months, and 26 days. When his call came, he went so willingly. He took his questionnaire and placed himself in Class 1. With a smile, and a loving word to his mother not to worry about him, he entered the service just six weeks before the final call came. He graduated from Blairstown High School and also attended the State Normal at Warrensburg. At the age of 17 years he began teaching and continued until called into the service. A gloom was cast over the entire community when the first news of his serious illness was received, and the high esteem in which he was held was made manifest by the interest shown of news from his bedside. Those left to mourn their loss are: father, mother, 4 brothers, 3 sisters, grandfather, grandmother, other relatives and a host of dear friends. A long procession accompanied the remains to the cemetery. The many floral offerings were held during the service by 12 flower girls, and afterwards placed on the cedar trimming grave.

RECTOR, William Henry
1875-1938
Blairstown Cemetery, Big Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
William Henry Rector died at the home of his son, Herbert, near Blairstown, at 11:40 a.m., August 30, 1938. He was born July 7, 1875 and lived until his death in and near Blairstown. He was a member of the United Brethren Church at Brushy, and later transferred his membership to the Blairstown Presbyterian Church. He was a devout Christian and was an active member of his church, Sunday school, and community as long as he was physically able. He was kind, gentle and patient, a devoted husband and father. His passing has brought sorrow to his family and friends. In the funeral service, Riley's poem was read, "He is Just Away." His is survived by seven children, four sons and three daughters: J.W.; H.D.; and H.R. Rector, all of near Blairstown, and Fred P. Rector of Blackwater; Mrs. Mary Polzin, Chilhowee; Mrs. Ida Coulter, Blairstown; and Mrs. Ellen Hall of Leeton. He also leaves several grandchildren and other relatives. his wife and two sons, Walter and Clay, preceded him in death. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. at the Presbyterian Church by the pastor, Rev. Paul K. Holland. Burial in Blairstown Cemetery.

REDBURN, Mary Lee BRIGMAN
1938-2005
Oak Grove Cemetery, Collins, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Oct 10 2005 - Mary Lee Brigman Redburn died October 1, 2005, at home. She was born in Kingston, North Carolina, on March 22, 1938, to William E. and Julia Smith Brigman. She attended school in Moss Hill, North Carolina, to the age of 17. She met her husband Ralph Marion Redburn, a United States Marine stationed at Cherry Point, North Carolina. After her husband was discharged from the service in 1958, they moved to Missouri, where they raised nine children. They moved several times, but finally settled in the Osceola area. Mary worked several places during those times, but the one place she talked about the most was Rival Manufacturing where she worked for 27 years. She will miss all her friends and associates from there. She was preceded in death by her husband Ralph, of 41 years; her parents; her brothers William E. Brigman and Phillip Brigman; nephews, James Ray Snyder, Eugene Snyder, Brett Miller, Richard Simons, Richard Simons Jr.; father and mother-in-law, Austin and Velma Redburn; brothers-in-law Maxion Redburn and Rubin Downing, and one infant grand child Britney Redburn. She is survived by her sisters, Lucy Downing, Pollocksville, North Carolina, Piety Ray Snyder and husband Rufus, Trenton, North Carolina; sisters-in-law, Lillian Brigman, Houston, Texas, Nancy Jo Redburn, Alton, Carolyn Brigman Wetherington, Grantsboro, North Carolina; several nieces and nephews and cousins. She is survived by nine children, Lisa Stark and husband Daniel, Eldon, Netha Jan Echols and husband Dennis, Urich, William (Bucky) Redburn and wife Tinia, Bolivar, Julia Clegg and husband David, Camdenton, Lynn Alderson and husband Lee, Branson West, Ralph Wayne Redburn and wife Chris, Gerster, Mary Jo Redburn and Frank Butler, Osceola, Jeffrey Redburn, Jody Redburn and wife Heather, Gerster; 31 and a half grandchildren, Christopher Wallace and wife Missy, Misty Breckenridge Henry, Brock Breckenridge, Charles Echols, William Echols, Austin Price and wife Deanna, Cameron Redburn, Derik Redburn, Abria Redburn, amber Redburn Chriskos and husband Adam, Alisha Zanata and husband Chris, Jaison Nixon, Jacob Nixon, Schalonia Merchant Smith and husband Tommy, William Merchant, Chrystal Alderson, Brandy Redburn, Ronnie Gilstrap, Bentley Redburn, Jennifer Gilstrap, Baylee Redburn, Billye Redburn, Bridget Bray Self and husband Kenny, Gabby Bray, Quendra Redburn, Bradley Redburn, Breanica Redburn, Merandia Redburn, Jessica Redburn, Brandon Stewart, Jacob Stewart and one on the way; 29 great-grandchildren and several adopted children and family members. She was a mother to everyone who crossed her path. She loved Christmas and opened her home to anyone and everyone. No one left her house without being part of her family. She was a true angel to all of us. She gave of herself whenever she could and she is still giving through her family and extended family. Funeral services will be Wednesday, October 5, at Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel. Burial was in Oak Grove Cemetery, Collins.

REDDICK, Elnora WALLACE BARTLEY
1920-2003
Newton Burial Park, Nevada, Vernon Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Oct 20 2003 - Elnora Wallace Bartley Reddick, 83, Deepwater, died Saturday, October 18, 2003, at her daughter's home in Lee's Summit. She is survived by five daughters, Janet Gundy and husband Don, Lee's Summit, Carol Brubeck and husband Roger, California City, California, Barbara Fassler and husband Raymond, Butler, Rae Foley and husband Ross, Burnsville, Minnesota, and Linda Bartley, Butler; one son, Roger Reddick and wife Caryl, Mountain Home, Arkansas; two brothers, Leonard Trower and wife Betty, Walker, Charles Trower and wife Dorothy, Longview, Texas; one sister, Daisy Ritchie and husband Bill, Clinton; 16 grandchildren and 39 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be Tuesday, October 21, at the Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel in Butler. Burial will be in Newton Burial Park, Nevada.

REDDICK, James Howard
1917-2002
Deepwater Cemetery, Fairview Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Nov 29 2002 - James Howard Reddick, son of Fred Sherman and Anna Lillian Agard Reddick, was born June 15, 1917, in Pleasanton, Kansas, and died October 30, 2002, at St. Luke's Hospital, Kansas City. He married Grace Rowley on April 18, 1939, and to this union three children were born. Grace preceded him in death on November 10, 1997. He was a Navy veteran serving at the Naval Hospital in Farragut, Idaho. He worked for Peabody Coal Power Mine for 35 years. He was a director for Youth For Christ for several years. He was a member of the Deepwater Presbyterian Church where he taught Sunday School, sang and played the piano. In July 2001, he married Elnora Bartley and she survives of the home. He was an avid fisherman, enjoyed riding bicycles, woodworking and making grape vine wreaths. Howard is survived by his wife, Elnora of the home; one daughter, Rae Foley and husband, Ross, Burnsville, Minnesota; one son, Roger Reddick and wife, Caryl of Mountain Home, Arkansas; two stepchildren, Janet Gundy and husband, Don, Jefferson City, and Carol Brubeck and husband, Roger, California City, California, as well as five grandchildren, nine step-grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and 23 step-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the Vansant-Mills Chapel, Clinton, on Saturday, November 2. Burial was in the Deepwater Cemetery.

REDDING, Anna Fay HAWTHORN
1916-1995
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Anna Faye Redding, 79, Clinton, died February 7, 1995 at the Meadowbrook Manor of Clinton where she had been a resident for the past 19 years. Her husband Lonnie Redding preceded her in death in 1975. She is survived by two children, Kenneth Redding of Clinton and Linda Ridgway of Calhoun; one brother, John Hawthorn of Warrensburg; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be Friday, February 10 at the Sickman & Dunning Chapel. Burial will be in the Calhoun Cemetery.

REDDING, Infant Girl
1886-1886
Oak Grove Cemetery, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Feb 1886 - Died, on Tuesday, February 23, 1886, Mrs. E. L. Redding's two-day-old infant. Called away "before her little life had scarce begun."

REDDING, Phebe Ann PENCE
1846-1914
Mt. Zion Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
Bluffton Chronicle, Wells Co, Inidiana, Dec 16 1914 - G. O. PENCE LEARNS OF SISTER'S DEATH - George P. Pence, who resides near Travisville, was notified Thursday afternoon of the death of his sister, Mrs. Mason Redding, whose home is near Brownington, Henry County, Missouri.  Mrs. Redding's maiden name was Phoebe A. Pence, and she is remembered by many of the older residents in the Six Mile community southeast of Bluffton, where she was born and raised.  Her death occurred about the middle of November but for some reason the messages sent to relatives here miscarried and the first word of her death came in a letter, received Thursday afternoon.  The funeral was held several weeks ago. Mrs. Redding had been ill for some time and finally submitted to a surgical operation, which discloses the fact that she was suffering from a tumor.  She passed away a few hours after the operation, which was performed at Kansas City. Mrs. Redding was sixty-eight years old and was a native of Hocking County, Ohio, moving to Wells County when she was very young.  She left Wells County for Missouri forty years ago, immediately after her marriage.  Her husband survives with three children and the following brothers and sisters:  Mrs. Mary E. McCaln, Bluffton;  George O. Pence, of Travisville and Mrs. Ellon Griffen, Fort Benton, Montana.

REDFORD, Alice Lucy BERRY
1868-1931
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Calhoun MO - Mrs. Alice Redford, wife of Morgan Redford, and an aunt of Mrs. Sam Beaty, died at her home in Edmond, Okla., Sunday, November 8th. She is the mother of Rev. Courts Redford, president of the Southwest Baptist College. The body was shipped to Calhoun Tuesday afternoon and the funeral services were held from the Baptist church, and burial was made in the Calhoun cemetery. Mrs. Redford's grandfather, Jonathan T. Berry, was an early settler of Henry county and lived northwest of Calhoun.

REDFORD, Alpha Alfred
1877-1939
Urich Cemetery, Bogard Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Eye, Clinton MO, Thursday, Apr 6 1939 - Alpha Redford Dies From Heart Attack - Prominent Urich Stockman Succumbs Friday - Widow, One Son Survive - Rev. Swackhammer of Warrensburg Conducts Service - Masonic Rites - Alpha Redford, for many years a well-known stockman and influential farmer of near Urich, who a year ago moved to Urich after a temporary residence in Bogard and Higginsville, Mo., with his son, Bynum, died in the early morning watches of Friday, March 31, a victim of heart disease. Mr. Redford had suffered some years from heart trouble and about ten years ago was forced to leave his farm, one of the most modern and well kept of the Urich community, on account of ill health. He was patient in his illness, however, and spared no effort to regain his strength and vigor, hoping always to return to his former activities, though he had been practically bedfast since October. Alpha Redford, eldest son of Noah O. and Nancy Katherine Redford, was born Dec. 14, 1877, at the old homestead of his paternal grandfather, A. B. Redford, in Big Creek Township, Henry County. Reared and schooled near his birthplace, he early became an authority on stock and displayed unmistakably the qualities of the successful farmer. Miss Inez Hungerford, youngest daughter of Mrs. M. J. Elder of Urich, became his wife, Nov. 24, 1897, and to them one son, Bynum, was born. On their beloved son, every affection was lavished, and to him all possible advantages were given. His parents moved their home to Warrensburg while he was in college and when he began his teaching career they lived where he was employed, making a home for him. Last year, however, Mr. Redford decided to return to Urich, home of his people, where he remodeled and modernized a house into a most attractive residence, and all the past winter he studied flower and shrub catalogues deciding what he was to plant this spring in his yard. Mr. Redford was a cheerful companion to his fond wife as well as a good father and had a constructive interest in the welfare of the community in which he lived. He was a past master of Urich Lodge No. 286, A.F. & A. M., and received much pleasure from this affiliation. He was a friendly, congenial man, respected by his friends and deeply loved by his family. Several years ago he accepted and trusted Jesus as his Savior, and throughout his remaining years never forgot the Great Commandment that "ye love one another." Surviving Mr. Redford are his widow, his only son, his mother, Mrs. Kate Redford, a sister, Mrs. E. W. Hall, and a brother, Noah Redford, all of Urich. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. T. Cecil Swackhammer of the Gay Street Methodist Church of Warrensburg, Sunday at the Urich Presbyterian Church. The body was laid to rest in the Urich Cemetery.

REDFORD, Archalus Bynum
1829-1926
Norris Cemetery, Big Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
A. B. Redford Dead, Nearly 97 Years Old - Monday morning the life work of A. B. Redford was brought to a close at his home in Urich. He was a man of remarkable health and had been able to be up and eat his meals and be about the house until just a short time before his death, although for several weeks had been having bad spells. Archalus Binum Redford was born in Knox county, Tennessee, July 18, 1829. He came with his parents to Missouri in 1834, and first settled in Moniteau county, and moved from there to Johnson county. He came to Big Creek Township, henry county,k in 1857, and first purchased two hundred acres of land, at $7.50 per acre. He then entered 160 acres of government land, which cost him 75 cents per acre, and he was one of the large landowners of Henry county. He owned 999 acres. When Mr. Redford came here, there were very few settlers in western Henry county. James Smith was the only settler in the vicinity where Mr. Redford located, and the country was one broad expanse of unfenced prairie, and Mr. Redford recalls the days of full range with sort of regret, common to the cattle men of the early days. There were no public schools when he came here and Clinton was a small hamlet. Mr. Redford saw many changes in the years of his residence in Henry county. When he came here there were a number of Osage Indians in this vicinity. They were friendly and inoffensive. During the Civil War, Mr. Redford remained on his place and was one of the few men, who had no trouble with either side, although some of his horses were taken. Mr. Redford's first wife was Hannah Anderson, to whom he married in Johnson county, and the following children were born to this union: Mrs. Jack Overbey, Urich, Mo.; Noah, deceased, John, deceased, and Robert, a farmer and stockman in Big Creek township. The mother of these children died in March, 1906, and Mr. Redford was married to Miss Dora Barnett, now deceased. Mr. Redford was united in marriage August 28, 1913, with Mrs. Hannah N. Colson, who survives him. He is also survived by 12 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. When he was living there were five generations of his family. His great-great-grandchildren are the two children of Prof. and Mrs. Coppage, of Moundville, Mo., and child of Will Redford, Kansas City. Mr. Redford's house was one of generous hospitality. His wife was one of the finest cooks and housekeepers in the county, and they were always glad to entertain friends and relatives. Mrs. Redford has given her husband most devoted care. Besides his own children he leaves the following step-children: Mrs. T. L. Crissman, Fayetteville, Ark.; Mrs. Joe Harness, Montrose; Dr. John Colson, Schell City; Mrs. J. R. Angle, Mrs. Ed Biggs, Clinton; R. S. Colson, Nevada; R. P. Colson, Brownington. Mr. Redford was the last one of his parents' family. Deceased was a member of the Christian church and Masonic lodge. The Masons had charge of the graveside service. The funeral services were conducted Wednesday afternoon at the Urich Presbyterian church by Rev. Hicks, a warm personal friend of the deceased. Interment in Norris cemetery.

REDFORD, Dale P. Jr.
1957-2006
Norris Cemetery, Big Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Oct 4 2006 - Dale P. Redford, Jr. 48, Wilton Manor, Florida, died September 22, 2006. Graveside services will be held Saturday, October 7, at Norris Cemetery. Dale was born November 14, 1957, in Riverside, California, son of Dale and Mary Carolyn Akers Redford. His mother, Mary, brother, Joseph Edward Redford and grandparents Archie and Tinsley Redford, precedes him in death. Survivors include his father and stepmother, Dale and Faye Redford; two uncles Robert Redford and wife Susie; Chester Redford and wife Doris; one aunt, Glenda Sue Hurtado and husband Fred; friend Henry Clark; plus several cousins and a host of friends.

REDFORD, Elizabeth J. MILLER
1816-1900
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Jan 20 1900 - Mrs. Elizabeth J. Redford departed this life at the home of her son, E. M. Redford, three and a half miles northeast of Calhoun, Jan 10, 1900, old age being the principal cause of her death. Grandma, as she was generally called, was born near Glasgow, Barren County, Ky., March 19, 1816 of wealthy and aristocratic parents, who were descendants of French nobility. Her maiden name was Miller. She married Samuel Redford in 1837. They moved from Kentucky to Illinois in 1869 an came from there to Missouri in 1870, settling in Henry county. Her husband died in October, 1875 and since that time, she kept house for her son, E. M. Redford. After his marriage, she made her home with her sons, H. P. and E. M. She united with the Old School Baptist Church at Sardis about 27 years ago. She was patient during the sic days confinement to her bed. When asked the day before she died if all was well, she said: Oh, yes. At different times, she was heard to repeat the following passage of scripture: "The Lord is good; a stronghold in the day of trouble and he knoweth them that trust him." Her busy hands have ministered to the wants of devoted children for the last time and are folded across her peaceful breast in the calm repose of death. Another home has a vacant chair. Burial at Calhoun.

REDFORD, Francis M. "Frank"
1858-1931
Englewood Cemetery (R), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Frank M. Redford died at his home, ten miles north of Clinton, Thursday morning at 5 a.m., after an illness of about ten hours. He was stricken with paralysis at 7 o'clock the evening before at the supper table and was never conscious again. There had been a severe rain storm and his friends and former neighbors, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Hinton, and daughter, Miss Iva, had stopped for a visit. When they got ready to go home their car would not start so they called John Wade at Shawnee Mound. Mrs. Redford, in the meantime, prepared a supper and the Clinton friends stayed and formed a jovial group around the hospitable Redford table, where so many have been entertained. The guests and Mrs. Redford arose from the supper table and went into the parlor. Mr. Redford had been suffering from rheumatism for some months and arose slower than the rest of the party. His son, Archie, still sitting at the table with him, saw his father fall over on the bale and asked what was wrong. Mr. Redford never spoke again. A doctor was summoned at once but was unable to prolong his stay on earth. It was very fortunate that these good friends and former neighbors were held there a few hours so they could help minister to him during his last hours on earth and comfort the bereaved wife and son. Frank M. Redford was born February 4, 1858, near Urich. He moved with his parents, Milton and Polly Stockton Redford, to north of Warrensburg when a small lad, and was raised in Johnson county. He was united in marriage with Miss Sally Pitcher, daughter of James and Ella Pitcher, November 12, 1884, in the home where he died, this being the parental home of his wife. Her parents soon moved to town and Mr. and Mrs. Frank Redford stayed to run the farm. This had been their home all their married live of nearly 47 years. Seven children have blessed this union. One child died in infancy. The oldest are twins. Archie is at home to comfort his bereaved mother; Ernest is supervisor in the post office in Kansas City; Harry, Liberal, Kans.; Mesdames Lewis Venable, Leeton; Frank Horn, Parshall, Colo.; and Chas. Leach, Deepwater. There are five granddaughters. He also leaves one sister, Mrs. James Foley, of Booker, Texas. All of the children were present at the funeral except Mrs. Frank Horn, formerly Miss Pansy Redford of Colorado, who was unable to come on account of sickness in her family. In his youth Mr. Redford made a public profession in the belief of the Lord, Jesus Christ. He had a happy, sunny disposition and was loved by all of the young people in his neighborhood, as his heart never grew old and he was full of life and fun even to the last remark he made at the supper table. He had been failing in health for some months and the rheumatism made it difficult for him to get about. When he would drive to Shawnee Mound he would have difficulty in starting his car but the young men of the community were always ready to help as he was always one of them and they thoroughly enjoyed his good nature and jests. The Redford home has always been known as one of hospitality and when Mr. and Mrs. Redford's children were all home, the hilltop where the home is situated, rang with laughter as not only their own children were there but many other merry young friends who came to Frank Redford's to have a day or evening of frolic. Mr. Redford successfully handled mules and livestock for many years as well as farming on an extensive scale. He had a thorough knowledge of the business and kept the soil fertility up and the farm in a high state of cultivation. He had friends far and wide as he liked people and always had a sunny smile of greeting and jest for each. The doors of the home were ever open to their friends. The funeral services were conducted at his late home Saturday afternoon. The burial was in Englewood.

REDFORD, Henry Pettis
1842-1908
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Calhoun MO - Henry Pettis Redford, born June 2, 1842, near Glasgow, Barren county, Kentucky, died at his home in Calhoun, Henry county, Missouri, Dec. 29, 1908; funeral Dec. 30, at Calhoun Baptist church. The remains were laid to rest in Calhoun cemetery, beside his wife who preceded him to the better land on September 9, 1908. Henry P. Redford came to Missouri with his parents in 1870; was married to Mary C. Bronaugh, Nov. 26, 1874. To this union were born three children; Emma, James and Harry. For twenty-eight long years the deceased was subjected to severe affliction, but he bore his suffering without a murmur or complaint, saying at all times, 'twas all right, 'twas God's will. Brother Redford made profession of faith in Christ and united with the Baptist church at Glasgow, Ky., in 1866, and until death lived a consistent Christian life. He is gone; his chair is vacant. He has gathered about this physical frame the shroud and lain down to sleep. The great affliction that darkened the horizon of his life could not conceal the true nobility of his manly nature. Love animated his heart, sympathy and gratitude breathed in every tone. His kindly impulses and thoughtful words of helpfulness cast gleams of sunshine on our own pathway. The noblest trait in the character of this grand man was his devotion to his family. He never spoke of their kind ministries that tears did not unbidden start to his eyes. Gone, yes, he is gone from trouble into peace. He had many a weary day, many a sleepless night, but in the bright future which lies invisible to our view, he has found rest and repose and the sweetness of unending peace. The sorrowing children have our sincere' sympathy.

REDFORD, James Bronaugh, Judge
1877-1936
Englewood Cemetery (R), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Death Comes To Prominent Citizen of Clinton - Judge J. B. Redford, Age 59, Had Been in Failing Health for Past year - A Man with Many Friends, He Put First Things First - Judge J. B. Redford, one of Clinton's most prominent citizens for the past 30 years, died at his home, 509 East Franklin street at 1:55 a.m. Wednesday. He survived a paralytic stroke two weeks ago and Sunday afternoon suffered another from which he never rallied, passing to the more Abundant Life without regaining consciousness. The past year he had been failing. Judge Redford was a good and kindly man, who had taken an active part in community life, serving his church, the public and his friends and was an important man in the leading fraternal organizations of Clinton. A member of the Baptist church of Calhoun before he came to Clinton, he was baptized by Rev. Petty, and his church was ever of the greatest importance in his life. For many years he had been one of its deacons, was chairman of the building committee when the present fine $60,000 church building was erected in 1927, at the corner of Second and Jefferson streets. He taught in the Clinton Sunday school nearly 25 years, a splendid Bible student. Judge and Mrs. Redford were faithful attendants, not only supporting the church by their good works but by their presence and never failing loyalty. Judge Redford came to Clinton in 1906 to the courthouse to serve as deputy recorder under W. A. McConnell, serving one term and then was elected to the position of recorder for the next four years. Here he was popular and affable, and made a large number of staunch friends, who at the expiration of his term, elected him to the office of probate judge of the county where he served two terms, making his tenure in the courthouse sixteen years. As judge he acted with sound judgment and generous consideration for all clients who came to him for service and advice, so that his friends grew in number and supported him when, after leaving public office, he and Frederick Livingston in 1923 went into the Clinton Farm Loan and Title Co. on the east side of the square. He was city collector at the time of his death. Judge Redford was a fine member of the Masonic Lodge, being a member of the Royal Arch of Masonry, and the Commandery. He served as Worthy Patron of the Order of Eastern Star 19 years, where he was greatly loved and highly respected. As an exemplary member of the Modern Woodmen, Woodmen of the World and the B.P.O.E., his geniality, consideration for others and strict fairness made him one who will be greatly missed and impossible to replace. To his family as to the public he so splendidly served, he was loyal and devoted. His good wife and true helpmeet and the four children who blessed their union were ever near his heart and nothing that it was possible for him to give them was ever denied. He set for them a fine example, following daily his own best precepts. His sorrow was very keen when the youngest daughter, Mary Ellen, died August 18, 1925, but his other children he saw grow to successful womanhood and manhood. James Bronaugh Redford was born September 15, 1877, on a farm north of Calhoun, the oldest son of Henry Pettis and Mary Catherine Redford, who were early residents of the county. He was educated in the local country schools, at Calhoun and the State Teachers College at Warrensburg. Feb. 11, 1903 he and Miss Felecia Bethel of Calhoun were united in marriage, making their first home on a farm near Calhoun, then spending a year in the insurance and implement business at Calhoun. In 1906 they came to Clinton, living a few months on Ohio street, then moving to the residence on East Franklin which has since been their home. He is survived by his widow; only son, Cecil Redford of Houston, Tex.; daughters, Leona (Mrs. Royston Drake), and Ethel (Mrs. Bert Heien) of Clinton, and an only brother, Harry Redford, of Kansas City. All were at the bedside during his last illness. The funeral services will be Thursday afternoon at the First Baptist church. Interment will be at Englewood.

REDFORD, Joseph Edward "Joe Edd"
1934-1938
Norris Cemetery, Big Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Little Joe Redford, Age Three, Fatally Burned - Hartwell Community Saddened by Untimely Death of Small Son of Mr. and Mrs. Archie Redford Friday at Mercy Hospital - Excitement and sadness swept over Hartwell neighborhood late Thursday evening when little Joe Edd Redford was fatally burned. Archie Redford, his father, was burning trash in a field and the little sons, Bobby and Joe Edd, slipped away from their mother at the house to follow him. He, noticing the children, told them to go back as he was going farther away. As the little boys returned, they got too near the fire and little Joe Edd's clothes became inflamed. Their frantic screams and Bobby's calling, "Joe Edd's burning up" attracted the father's attention. He ran quickly, but reached them too late to save the darling child. He tore off the burning clothes and carried Joe Edd to the house where they hurriedly wrapped him in blankets and rushed to Dr. McDonald at Urich, who seeing the depth of the burns, told them to rush him to a hospital. He administered a shot into the little body to lessen the suffering, dressed the burns, then the parents, accompanied by Harold Gragg, as driver, took him to Mercy Hospital in Kansas City. After the doctor saw the terrible burns, he gave them no encouragement as Joe Edd's little body was burned so nearly to a crisp from just below the shoulders to the feet. As no one was allowed in the room with the child, and the mother was unable to stay, the parents returned home, but were called back shortly afternoon Friday and found little Joe Edd had died when they arrived at the hospital. They returned to Urich with the body early Saturday morning and Sunday afternoon, a large crowd of friends and relatives gathered for the funeral of this dear little one. Those coming from a distance were George Bailey and wife of Kansas City, Roy Bailey and family of Appleton City and his Grandmother Cowden of Madison, Mo. Gathering His Jewels - God has again sent his Angel into our midst to pluck a bud to blossom in his lovely garden beyond. A jewel lent to earth for but a very short time is taken to shine in heaven. Jesus said, "Suffer little children to come unto me for of such is the kingdom of Heaven." So the little form of Joseph Edward Redford, son of Archie and Tina Redford, which came to brighten the home September 26, 1934, took its flight March 25, 1938, to dwell with the angels in Glory. "And a little child shall lead them." So little Joe Edd, as he was known to all, has left to follow him his mother, father, four brothers, Clark, Chester, Bobby and Dale; one half-sister, Maxine Redford; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. R. Z. Redford of near Urich, Henry Bailey and Mrs. Bailey, step-grandmother of Urich, Grandmother Cowden of Madison, Mo., great-grandparents, Mrs. Margaret Bailey of Urich, Mr. Bailey of Gentry, Mo., and Mr. Kinsley of ElDorado Springs. Little Joe Edd, a very sweet loveable child, dear to every one who knew him, is sadly missed by one and all. He had been promised by his mother that he might go to Sunday school with his brothers Sunday, but instead he was with the Angels singing praises to Him who gave him to earth and has again called him to Heaven. A voice is stilled that has thrilled the home but a short time. Funeral services were at Hartwell Baptist church Sunday, March 27, and interment in the Norris cemetery.

REDFORD, Mary Catherine BRONAUGH
1836-1908
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Mary C. (Bronaugh) Redford was born April 25th, 1836, in Mason county, Va. Her father was Thomas Jefferson Bronaugh; her mother was Nancy Henderson Bronaugh; whose excellent characters gave tone and elevated thought to their children. They settled near Calhoun, Henry county, Mo., in 1846. Five sons and two daughters were born to them: Drs. John and James, Columbus, David and Thomas, Mary C. and Emma. Thomas and Emma preceded Mary to the Glory land many years. Mary C. Bronaugh was converted and baptized into the fellowship of the Calhoun Baptist church in 1867, remaining faithful and devoted during life. She was married to Henry P. Redford Nov. 26, 1874. To this union were born three children - Emma, James and Harry. Sister Redford was a most excellent woman, strong minded, forceful in character, yet so softened and sweetened by grace as to be without harshness and asperity. No one whoever visited her home failed to be impressed with her kindness and hospitality. She was generous to a fault. All through her life she displayed those traits of true womanly character which made her worthy of the highest confidence. She was never heard to speak an unkind word to any one, but she was ready and willing to minister to them. So thoughtful, kind, gentle, patient and self-sacrificing, she seemed never to think of herself, but of others. There was no sacrifice, however great, she was not willing to make for her family and friends. she delighted in rendering service to others. Well did she know the secret and course of happy life. During the last years of her life she was unable to attend church much, but her soul yearned for God's house and the services of the Sanctuary. Her trust in the Savior had been unfaltering, and the blessed sense of His presence and sustaining grace in her last hours was vivid and very full of comfort. Her testimony to the saving power of her Lord will long linger in the hearts of her dear ones upon earth. From the presence of her husband, children and loved ones she went to the arms of the blessed Master. Thus passed into the Beyond on Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock, September the 9th, 1908, one of our best women. To the bereaved husband, whose grief is most pathetic, and to the sorrowing children, we extend our most hearty condolence. The floral tributes were banked about her beautiful casket in great profusion and the great congregation all evinced the high estimate in which she was held. The choir gave excellent selections of appropriate hymns. The text was Gen. 23rd chapter and part of the 2nd verse, And Abraham came to mourn for Sarah and to weep for her. The sermon was by Rev. B. F. Lawler, pastor of the church when Sister Redford was converted and baptized in 1867. The grave was beautifully prepared and the ceremonies appropriate as the casket was lowered into its resting place where the body so precious to us will wait till the resurrection morning.

REDFORD, Noble W.
1893-1914
Norris Cemetery, Big Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Montrose Recorder, Apr 24 1914 - Young Man Killed - Noble Redford, who lived two miles southeast of Ballard, met with an accident last Friday which resulted in his death in a few hours. Redford was working at a saw mill and in some way fell against the saw which almost severed the body. The accident occurred about 5:30 p.m. and at 11:30 p.m. the same day he passed away. Deceased was 25 years of age and married. He leaves a wife, parents and other relatives and friends to mourn his sad fate. Funeral services were held at Urich and interment at Urich cemetery.

REDING, Edward J.
abt 1919-1992
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Edward J. Reding, 73, Topeka, Kansas, died Monday morning, February 10, 1992, in a hospital there. He was a brother of Mrs. Margaret Royal of Clinton. He is survived by wife, Peggy; a son and a daughter; three grandsons. Services are pending in Topeka. Mr. Reding was a farmer and also a heavy equipment operator for J. A. Tobin Construction of Kansas City.

REDMAN, Ella ASHCROFT
1866-1904
Clinton Missouri, Feb 6 1904 - Gloom and sadness has again been cast in our midst and another of Clinton's happy homes has been shrouded in sorrow, by the death of an obedient daughter, dutiful companion and loving mother. Mrs. E. Redman died at her home, 216 South Main, on Wednesday at 2 p.m. She was taken sick last Friday but was not seriously ill until Wednesday, with a complication of diseases. Born in Coshochton County, Ohio July 16, 1866 and would have been 38 next July. On March 29, 1884, at the home of her parents, J. Ashcroft and wife in Henry county, Ohio, she married E. Redman and had ever lived in a faithful and loving companion. In 1886, they moved to southwestern Kansas and in August 1890 they moved to Macon, Ill., then to Crowley, La., Feb 3, 1901 and in November 1902, moved to this city. Four children, one having passed to the Great Beyond, while those left to mourn her loss are Mrs. Whit Kemper and Misses Hazel and Hallie Redman. Her parents arrived Thursday and accompanied the husband with the remains of his cherished wife to Macon, Ill., for the funeral and burial.

REDMOND, Charles
1910-1991
Carpenter Cemetery, Chilhowee, Johnson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Charles Redmond was born December 17, 1910 near Sedalia, to Charles Edward and Emma Belle Shriver Redmond. He passed away September 17, 1991 at Golden Valley Hospital in Clinton at the age of 80 years. Charles was united in marriage to Juanita Brown on May 19, 1938 at Chilhowee. To this union four children were born. Charles and Juanita farmed for many years just outside Chilhowee. Charles was a member of the Community Methodist Church, past secretary of the Chilhowee School board, and had worked for Westinghouse for eight years. Charles is survived by his wife Juanita of the home; one daughter Judy Grainger, Raymore; two sons, Rob Redmond of Barringotn, Illinois and Ron Redmond of Duluth, Georgia; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, three sisters and a daughter who died in infancy. Funeral services were held Saturday, September 21, at Consalus Chapel in Chilhowee. Burial was in Carpenter Cemetery, Johnson County.

REDMOND, Juanita Maurine BROWN
1919-2004
Carpenter Cemetery, Chilhowee, Johnson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Sep 1 2004 - Juanita Maurine Redmond, 84, died Sunday, August 29, 2004, at Foxwood Springs Living Center, Raymore. She was born November 23, 1919, near Warrensburg, the daughter of Robert O. and Golda Holloway Brown. She graduated from Training High School in Warrensburg in 1935. On May 19, 1938, she married Charles Redmond. He preceded her in death September 17, 1991. Also preceding her in death was daughter Rebecca Sue, who died in infancy. She was the first woman to serve as a director of the Chilhowee School Board where she served as secretary. She was secretary of the Johnson County NFO and secretary of the Chilhowee Senior citizens Housing board. She also served on the Carpenter Cemetery Association. She worked at Western Electric in Lee's Summit from 1962-1970. She was a region sales manager for Products By Cameo from 11971 to 2003. She was a member of the Community Methodist church for over 50 years. She taught a Sunday School class there for over 40 years, served as Sunday School superintendent and certified lay speaker. Surviving her are daughter, Judy Grainger and husband Dale, Kansas City; sons, Charles Robert (Rob) Redmond and wife Rosemary, Barrington, Illinois, and James Ronald (Ron) Redmond and wife Barbara, Duluth, Georgia; sister Mildred Smith of Elizabethtown, Kentucky; eight grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and three nieces. Funeral services will be held Sunday, September 5, at Chilhowee Community United Methodist Church, Chilhowee.

REED, Amos Eugene "Amy"
1918-2002
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Feb 22 2002 - Amos Eugene "Amy" Reed, 83, Independence, died at the Veterans Home in Warrensburg Thursday, February 21, 2002. He was a brother of Mrs. Maude DeAtley of Clinton. A native of Warrensburg, he was born July 29, 1918, son of William Roscoe and Pleasant Jessie McCormick Reed. He married Mildred Atkinson and later married Kay Dearoff. Mr. Reed served overseas with the Army in World War II. He retired from a cement plant in Bonner Springs, Kansas. Survivors include a stepdaughter, Sue Pollock; five sisters, Ruth Hahn of Chillicothe, Maude DeAtley of Clinton, Nadine O'Bannon of Knob Noster, Mary Stutler of Deepwater, Shirley Bridges of Kansas City; two brothers, William R. Reed, Windsor, and Marion Reed, Warrensburg. He was preceded in death by his wife, Kay; two brothers, Jesse James Reed and Albert Lee Reed; a sister, Fern Banning. Funeral services will be Saturday, February 23, at the Williams Funeral Home in Holden.

REED, Betty HANDLY
1924-2006
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, May 2 2006 - Betty Reed, 82, of Waco, Texas, formerly of Windsor, Mo., died, Thursday, April 27, 2006 at Lakeshore Village Healthcare, Waco, Texas. She was born on January 15, 1924, in Ft. Scott, Kansas, the daughter of Robert J. Handly and Vella (O’Hara) Handly. On Sept. 12, 1942, in Sedalia, Mo., she married Dean Russell Reed, who preceded her in death on August 9, 2001. Mrs. Reed worked at a Council Bluff, Iowa newspaper before moving to Windsor in 1963. She had worked part-time at the Marti Hatchery in Windsor, several years ago. Betty enjoyed growing African violets and other house and garden plants. She was a member and past president of the Windsor Garden Club, the Sedalia and Jackson County Rose Society, and the Windsor United Methodist Church where she was involved in many areas including the Christian Group. Survivors include 2 sons, Russell Reed, Tonganoxie, Kansas; Michael Reed, Waco, Texas; a granddaughter, Arminda Jean Werpney; 4 grandsons, Daniel Michael Reed, Michael Handly Reed, Jr., Steven Robert Reed and David Andrew Reed; and 3 great-grandchildren. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a sister, Helen Turner and a brother, George Handly. Remembrance services will be Saturday, May 27, 2006, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor.

REED, Bill
1925-2004
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, May 27 2004 - Bill Reed, 78, Windsor, died Tuesday, May 25, 2004, at the VA Hospital in Columbia. He was born September 6, 1925, in Centerview, the son of William Roscoe Reed, Sr. and Pleasant Jesse (McCormack) Reed. On February 12, 1946, in Garnett, Kansas, he married Mildred Jeane Loveall, who survives of the home. He was a semi-truck driver for Manor Bakeries in Kansas City for over 25 years. He also was a dairy farmer and owned and operated with his wife a grocery store at Palo Pinto, south of Windsor, for six years. He was also the caretaker at Farrington Park in Windsor for three years and worked as a greeter at Wal-mart in Clinton for three years. He served in the United States Army during World War II with the Screaming Eagles of the 101st Airborne Division. He was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Kansas City, VFW, Springfield, Teamsters Local #41 of Kansas City and the Windsor Masonic Lodge #29. In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, Thomas Reed, Shawnee, Kansas, Albert Reed, Overland Park, Kansas; a daughter, Tammy Collins, Pomona; a brother, Marion Reed, Warrensburg; five sisters, Ruth Haun, Chillicothe, Maude DeAtley, Clinton, Nadine O'Bannon, Knob Noster, Mary Stutler, Deepwater, and Shirley Bridges, Kansas City; nine grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a son, Ronald Lee Reed; three brothers, Jessie, Albert, Amos, and a sister, Fern. Graveside services will be Saturday, May 29, at Memory Gardens Cemetery, Clinton.

REED, Dean
1923-2001
Laurel Oak Cemetery (R), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Daily Democrat, Aug 13 2001 - Dean Reed, 78, Windsor, died early Thursday morning, August 9, 2001, at Four Seasons Living Center in Sedalia. He was born August 7, 1923, in Lorimor, Iowa, the son of Al Carlson Reed and Hattie (Davis) Reed. On September 12, 1942, he married Betty Jean Handley, who survives of the home. Mr. Reed worked for Kansas City Power and Light of Kansas City, retiring in 1982, after 20 years of service. He was a veteran of World War II serving in the United States Army Air Corps. He enjoyed gardening, growing roses, and was a member of the Jackson County Rose Society. He was also a member of the Windsor Masonic Lodge #29 and a member of the Presbyterian faith. In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, Russell Reed, Tonganoxie, Kansas, and Michael Reed, Waco, Texas; five grandchildren and two great-granddaughters. Funeral services were Monday, August 13, 10:30 a.m. at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial was in the Laurel Oak Cemetery.

REED, Edna Jeane RUSSELL
1908-1999
Englewood Cemetery (R), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Edna Jeane (Russell) Reed, 90, Clinton, died Sunday, April 4, 1999, at Westwood Nursing Home in Clinton. Private family service at a later date. Burial will be in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton. She was the daughter of Mollie Merriman Russell and Fredrick M. Russell. She was born September 15, 1908, in Joplin, the descendant of a Pennsylvania Revolutionary War patriot. She married Eugene C. Reed June 30, 1935, in Columbus, Kansas. E. J. and Gene's career with the Diamond Match Company and the Georgia Pacific Paper Company took them from Kansas City to Chicago to New York to Connecticut, where they lived for 35 years. They were members of the Noroton Presbyterian Church, Darien, Connecticut. She volunteered at the Stamford, Connecticut hospital and the Darien Thrift Shop. They were charter members of the Darien County Club. E. J. and Gene retired to Florida where they lived for 15 years and were members of Ponte Vedra and Saw Grass clubs and the Palm Valley Presbyterian Church. Gene preceded her in death on May 5, 1998. She is survived by a son, Harlan B. Reed of Raleigh, North Carolina; one daughter, Judith Neibarger and husband, John, Clinton; six grandchildren, Susan Reed McMinnis of Raleigh, North Carolina, Debbie Reed Dehardt, also of Raleigh, North Carolina, Douglas Reed Fatherly, Charles Walker Fatherly, Carol Fatherly Jacobs, all of Tonganoxie, Kansas, Robert Eugene Fatherly of Jefferson City and nine great- grandchildren.

REED, Homer H.
abt 1911-2002
Osceola Cemetery, Osceola, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jul 5 2002 - Homer H. Reed, 91, Osceola, died Wednesday, July 2, 2002, at his home. He was a retired painter. Funeral services will be Saturday, July 6, 10 a.m., at the Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel, Osceola. Burial will be in Osceola Cemetery.

REED, John Kinsey
1846-1935
Carpenter Cemetery, Chilhowee, Johnson Co, MO
Clinton MO - John Kinsey Reed died at his home in Norris at 5:15 p.m. Sunday, January 13. For the past two years he had been confined to his home with the infirmities of old age. Mr. Reed was born near Walshville, Bond County, Illinois, April 16 1936. By trade he was a miller, and as a young man, he moved from Litchfield, Ill., to Holden, Mo., about 1868. Here he and his father, John C. Reed, built and operated the first flour mill at Holden. Many people of Henry and Johnson Counties remember starting early in the morning to Holden to the mill, returning late at night. Others made a two-day trip of it, especially if they had to wait their turn at the mill. In 1872, Mr. Reed purchased the flour and saw mills from Thomas Carr at Carrsville. Many men now living remember riding bareback to the mill with a sack of wheat in front of them. The framework of many of the older houses and barns of the Norris community were sawed by Mr. Reed at his sawmill. Mr. Reed moved his mill from Carrsville to Norris in 1886, where he resided the remainder of his life. He did not long continue his work as miller, after going to Norris, and had been out of the milling business about 40 years. For 16 years he was postmaster at Norris, serving the patrons of the post office capably and with their best interests back of every duty he performed. He was postmaster until the rural routes were established. When Mr. Reed arrived in Henry County, the first person he met was J. B. Dunham, who is the only old settler in the community who survives him. Kathryn A. Vance and Mr. Reed were married in 1875. They were given four children, James Leighton, John Harlan, Georgie Gray, and Duncan Carney. James Leighton Reed resides with the parents and Duncan nearby. There are also eight grandchildren, Roscoe H. Reed, Mrs. O. B. Rink, Mrs. Robert Lower, Mrs. Opal Carriger, Miss Farnum Reed, Twila Gaynell Reed, Harlene Lavaughn Reed, D. C. Reed, and two great grandchildren: Yvonne Adair Rink, John Herbert Lower; two sisters, Miss Carrie H. Reed and Mrs. George McCabe of Long Beach, Calif. Mrs. Kate V. Reed, wife of the deceased, has been the correspondent from Norris for the Eye many years, always faithful and versatile in her writing, sending each week letters filled with news from her community. Rev. J. W. Watts conducted funeral services at the M. E. church, South, at Norris, at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday. Burial was in Carpenter cemetery under the direction of Fred Wilkinson Funeral Service of Clinton.

REED, Laura HARRIS
1867-1939
Antioch Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Laura Harris Reed, colored, died at her home on West Mill Street at 7:00 a.m. Friday from heart trouble and complications after an illness of three months, being in failing health for more than a year. She was 72 years old last June 6, and is survived by her husband Henry Reed, one brother Fred Harris, North Main Street, and three grandchildren in Appleton City. These grandchildren were her delight and Christmas found her in their home, laden with gifts. Laura was a familiar figure in Clinton, giving happy greetings to all she met, washing for many years for the white people. She was laundress in the William S. Duncan home 20 years, carrying her wash back and forth in a baby buggy. She was an excellent cook and cateress, cooking and serving for many of the large social events held in Clinton for years. She was a devout Christian, the most sincere the writer ever met, putting into practice everyday the teachings of the Master and giving homely bits of advice to those she met, leading and pointing the way Heavenward to her companions. Her funeral was conducted at the St. James Methodist Church Saturday afternoon, where she held her membership. Burial in the Negro cemetery.

REED, Mary Elizabeth WISE
1921-1993
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Mary Elizabeth Wise Reed, second child of John E. and Elsie Pearl Hill Wise, was born September 10, 1921, in the White Oak Community, south of Urich. Mary, as she was fondly known, passed away February 12, 1993, at Meadowbrook Manor in Clinton. Mary attended her first four years of school in Urich and finished her grade school and high school in Blairstown and attended one year of college in Warrensburg. She married her high school sweetheart, David E. Reed, on May 13, 1946. David preceded her in death in 1991. After David and Mary were married they lived in Warrensburg until David was transferred to Clinton in the early 1950s. Mary worked many years for Dr. Max Cull. She was a long time member of the United Methodist Church and the United Methodist women. Mary was an active member of the Roberta Rebekah Lodge 297 where she served many offices. Her long time illness has prevented her from attending any functions for several months. Mary enjoyed painting and many other crafts. She and David enjoyed entertaining friends in their home and did so quite often. Mary was preceded in death by her husband, David, her mother and father and one brother and one sister. She is survived by one sister, Mrs. Geneva Wise Craig of Clinton, and two nephews, Harold P. Craig III of Midland, Michigan, and David B. Goode of Blue Springs, and many other relatives and friends. Funeral services were at Vansant-Mills Chapel Tuesday, February 16, 1993. Burial was at the Clinton Memory Gardens Cemetery.

REED, Mary Francis LONG
1937-1994
Floral Hills Cemetery, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Mrs. Mary Francis Reed, 56, of 7804 E. 103rd Terrace, Kansas City, died Wednesday, February 16. 1994 at her home. Mrs. Reed was born August 3, 1937 at Montrose, the daughter of Estel Leroy and Grace V. Long. Survivors include her husband Glenn E. Reed of the home; two sons, Vernon E. Reed and Jerry E. Reed, both of Kansas City; two daughters, Cynthia K. Jordan, Raytown, Debra J. Reed, Kansas City: two brothers, Norman Long, Raytown, Leroy Long, Urich; a sister, Rose Woodson, Columbia; six grandchildren. Funeral services will be Saturday. February 19, 1994 at the Floral Hills Funeral Home, in Kansas City. Burial will be in the Floral Hills Cemetery.

REED, Maude E.
abt 1914-2001
Osceola Cemetery, Osceola, St. Clair Co, MO
Clinton Daily Democrat, Nov 30 2001 - Maude E. Reed, 87, Osceola, died Thursday, November 29, 2001, at Sac-Osage Hospital in Osceola. She was a retired medical receptionist. Funeral services will be Saturday, December 1, at Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel, Osceola, with burial in Osceola Cemetery.

REED, Nina BRONAUGH
abt 1910-1996
Clinton Daily Democrat - Word has been received of the death of Nina (Bronaugh) Reed, formerly of Clinton, on Monday, January 15, 1996, in Victorville, California. Mrs. Reed was 86. She was an employee of America First Title and Trust Co. in Oklahoma City, Okla., for many years. Mrs. Reed is survived by two step-children, Delbert Reed, Apple Valley, Ca., and Joyce Accardo, Covina, Ca.; also two cousins Rawleigh and Brack Crooks of Clinton. Cremation.

REED, Sarah L. BEESON
1857-1926
Fields Creek Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
The Clinton Eye, Clinton, MO, Friday, Nov 19 1926 - Mrs. Sarah L. Reed died at her home on South McLane street, at about 12:30 Wednesday night, November 10th. She had been in poor health for about two years, and bedfast the last 12 days, paralysis being the cause of her death. Deceased's maiden name was Sarah Beeson. She was born in Iowa, and was 69 years old the 27th day of last May. Her parents moved to Missouri when she was a small child. On October 4, 1876, she was united in marriage with T. F. Reed, at St. Joseph Mo. He preceded her in death on the 19th of the past September. Their home was in Clinton the past 17 years, moving here from near Osceola. Ten children were born to them, six of whom survive. They are: Herman Reed, at the home address; James Reed and Mrs. Artie Gregory, Osceola; Mrs. Ada Payne, Kansas City; Mrs. Hattie Payne, Longmont, Colo., and Mrs. Annie Huffsutter, Trenton, Mo. She is also survived by two brothers and one sister in Iowa. Mrs. Reed had been a member of the Methodist church for years, and attended the services faithfully as long as her health would permit. The children have the sympathy of all in this time of sorrow. Funeral services were conducted at the home at 1 p.m. Friday, by Rev. C. A. Gilbert, Pastor of the First M. E. church, and burial was in Fields Creek Cemetery.

REED, Sharon Ilene
1937-2002
Appleton City Cemetery, Appleton City, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Feb 29 2002 - Sharon Ilene Reed, 64, Appleton City, died Thursday, February 28, 2002, at Ellett Memorial Hospital, Appleton City. She is survived by her husband, Glen H. Reed MD, of the home; one son, Marcus Reed, Appleton City; two daughters, Stephanie Johnson, Blue Springs, and Onna Pohlman, Lee's Summit; six grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be Monday, March 4, at Hill & Son Funeral Home, Appleton City, with burial in Appleton City Cemetery.

REED, Thomas Frederick
1844-1926
Fields Creek Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
The Clinton Eye, Clinton MO, Friday, Sep 24 1926 - T. F. Reed died at the home of his son, James, at Osceola, Sunday morning from infirmities of advanced age, being near 83 years of age. He was a veteran of the Civil war, and had been a member of the Baptist church for 40 years. He was held in high esteem by his many friends. He is survived by his wife and six children: James Reed and Mrs. Artie Gregory, of Osceola; Mrs. Annie Hostetter, Trenton; Mrs. Ada Payne, Kansas City; Mrs. Hattie Payne, living in Colorado, and Herman Reed, Clinton. The family has the sympathy of all in this time of bereavement. The body was brought to Clinton Tuesday morning and taken to the home on South McLane street, where funeral services were conducted. Interment was in the Fields Creek cemetery. There was a wealth of beautiful floral tributes.

REED, Thomas G.
1843-1897
Bear Creek Cemetery, Bear Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
The Clinton Eye, Clinton MO, Saturday, Nov 13 1897 - Died at his home in Clinton, Nov. 7, 1897, at 10:40 o'clock, Thomas G. Reed, after four years of great suffering from organic heart disease., Born in Nashville, Washington Co., Illinois, November 8, 1843, he was 53 years at his death. When he was 10, his parents moved to Dehn, Delaware County, Iowa. In 1864 he married Jennie Anbury, who lived only a few months. In 1867 he moved with his parents to LaDue and on May 28, 1868 he married Matilda Taylor. Three children: Mrs. Emma Bolton, wife of the late Dr. R. Bolton of Warsaw, Gertha Mildred and Jennie May, all of whom survive him. He became a member of the church of Christ Nov. 7, 1873. He lived in Henry County since he came to Missouri in 1867, except one year he lived in Vernon County. No pains were spared by his family to do all that could be done for him. He visited his brother, Hiram Reed, in Manchester, Iowa with the thoughts that possibly the visit would help him, but such is not the case and after a four month's visit, he returned with no visible improvements. He requested to be buried at Bear Creek Cemetery, about three miles south of LaDue.

REED, Venita Meschelle
1958-1991
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Venita Meschelle Reed, the first born child of Duane and Oleta Reed, was born September 2, 1958 and passed away Monday, November 11, 1991, at 11:10 a.m. in Hot Springs County Hospital, Malvern, Arkansas of heart failure from complications of diabetes. She was 33 years, two months and nine days old. Survivors include her friend, Fred Schales; her mother Oleta Reed of Warsaw; her father and stepmother, Duane and Sharon Reed of Independence; two brothers, Jeffrey Reed and wife Tiara, Rodney Reed and wife Kelly, both of Preston; one sister, Vonda McCowan, and husband Arnie of Urbana; one stepsister, Julie Randall, and husband Rick of Independence; maternal grandmother Elizabeth Miller, Preston; and paternal grandmother Nellie Reed, Springfield; five nephews, four nieces, several aunts, uncles, cousins and many other relatives and friends. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Urbana. She was a 1977 graduate of Skyline High School. Even though heroic efforts were made by paramedics and emergency personnel, she was only brought back to us for a short time. She will be missed by all her family and friends. Venita was little, but she was a fighter and she fought the battle all the way to the end. She was a special person to many people, though her battle with diabetes made her bitter and hard to communicate with so many times. She wanted more out of life than she knew she could ever have, but she did the best she could and always wanted to be able to do better. Her time here on earth was short, but we know she is in a place where there will be no more pain and suffering, just sweet peace, and on Resurrection Day we know we will see her again the way she wanted to be.

REED, Yvonne Gladys "Evon" MEDEARIS
1918-2004
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Mar 22 2004 - Yvonne (Evon) Gladys Medearis Reed, a lifelong resident of Appleton City, was born December 31, 1918, in Diamond, Missouri. She died Thursday morning, March 4, 2004, in Paola, Kansas, at North Point Skilled Nursing Center at the age of 85 years. She was the daughter of Joseph Cross Medearis and Gladys Matilda Keifer Medearis. She married Earnest Loyd Reed on January 3, 1937, in Osceola. To this union four children were born, Bessie Marie, Earnest Leroy, Joe Jimmy and Donna Lee. she was a devoted mother, always placing the needs of her family first. She was known as a person with diverse talents, such as quilting, sewing, painting, gardening and many more. In 1956, she and Earnest started Reed's Dari Burg which they operated for 17 years. For years, the Dari Burg served as a local teen hangout. Yvonne was baptized and became a member of the First Baptist Church of Appleton City in 1953. Mrs. Reed was preceded in death by her husband; her daughter, Bessie Marie; her parents; stepmother and two brothers, Ray and Ralph Medearis. Survivors include her brother Wilbur Medearis and sister, Wanda Williams; children, Earnest LeRoy, Joe Jimmy and donna Lee; her 12 grandchildren, Randy, Ron, Joe, Rick, Russ, Kimberly, Melanie, Liza, Scott, Christina, Matthew and Gari Dawn; her 13 great-grandchildren, Dustin, Heather, Jody Schell, Kasey, Brittany, Courtney, Bryan, Madeline, Derek, Audrey, Alyssa, Valerie and Ashley; two great-great-grandchildren, Xavier and Esabelle; brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law and many nieces and nephews.

REEDY, Sadie BRIGGS
1923-2001
Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Springfield Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Daily Democrat, Oct 2 2001 - Sadie Briggs Reedy, 77 died Monday, September 17, 2001, at the Bothwell Regional Healthcare Center in Sedalia. She was born December 11, 1923, near Roseland, the youngest child of Daniel Roy and Ethel Mae Vickers Briggs. She grew up in the Roseland community and graduated from Calhoun High School in 1941. On August 20, 1941, she was united in marriage to Samuel Charles Reedy in Clinton. In 1950 they moved to a farm south of Windsor in the Santiago community, where they lived as long as their health permitted. On November 2, 1996, Sadie moved to the Lincoln Community Nursing Home where the staff lovingly cared for her. Sadie and Sam were blessed with five children, Jerry Reedy of Windsor, Judy Mullins and husband, James, Windsor, Marylin Lesmeister and her husband, Anthony, Montrose, Ronnie Reedy and his wife, Connie, Hallsville, and Rodger Reedy and his wife, Rhonda, Windsor. Sadie spent her life as a housewife and mother. She was very proud of her family and enjoyed her children. She always said her favorite time of year was summer because her children were out of school. Sadie was a member of the Mt. Olivet Baptist Church, where she loved to sing. She was a 4-H leader for 30 years with the Santiago 4-H Club and served on the Benton County Youth Fair Board. She was a member of the Palo SOS Club, Oakland WPFA, and Harmony Homemakers. Sadie was preceded in death by her mother, father and brother, Arthur Briggs, and her husband, Sam, who died April 29, 1997. She is survived by her children; nine grandchildren, Jeff Mills, Jennifer Bell, Matt Reedy, Mark Reedy, Samantha Lesmeister and Brittany, Kayley Reedy, Austin Reedy and Wesley Reedy; great-granddaughter, Jaymee Bell, and other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held at the Vansant-Mills Chapel on Thursday, September 20. Burial was in the Mt. Olivet Cemetery, rural Calhoun.

REESE, Eva TURNER
1914-1999
Laurel Oak Cemetery (R), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Daily Democrat - Eva Reese, 84, Windsor, formerly of Kansas City, died Thursday, May 27, 1999, at her home in Windsor. She was born November 18, 1914, in Wyandotte County, Kansas, the daughter of James Franklin Turner and Margaret Susan (Angelo) Turner. She was married to Vincent Curtis Reese IV and he preceded her in death June 17, 1988. Mrs. Reese managed with her husband A-1 Plumbing (later Vincent's Plumbing) in Kansas City for 33 years before her retirement. She was a member of the Windsor Chapter No. 102 O.E.S. Survivors include a daughter Nancy Lee Kropf, Lee's Summit; a son James E. Reece, Glenaire; 18 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson. The body was cremated. Private committal services will be at a later date at the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

REESE, Evan D.
abt 1928-2003
Iconium Cemetery, Iconium, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Nov 7 2003 - Evan D. Reese, 75, Osceola, a retired purchasing agent for heating/air conditioning business, died Wednesday, November 5, 2003, at Truman Lake Manor, Lowry City. Funeral services will be at Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel, Osceola, Saturday, November 8. Burial will be in Iconium Cemetery.

REESE, John William
1920-1992
Maplewood & Brownington Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - John William Reese, son of the late William D. Reese and Katie Dempsey Reese, was born at Brownington, June 7, 1920 and passed away Friday, June 19, 1992 at the age of 72 years and 12 days, at Mt. Carmel Medical Center in Pittsburg, Ks. He had been seriously ill for the past six months. He is survived by two sons, Larry Reese of Pittsburg, Ks., Billy Reese of Denver, Co.; one daughter Betty Sanches of Kansas City; one grandson and four granddaughters. he is also survived by one brother, Floyd Reese of Lowry City; two sisters, Alma Collicott of Palm Bay, Fl., Rue Porter of Poplar Bluff, and many nieces and nephews. John attended school at Brownington and worked for the W. S. dickey Clay Manufacturing Co. until it closed and later worked for the same company in Pittsburg, Ks. John was a member of the Church of God in Pittsburg. Funeral services will be Tuesday, June 23, 1992 at the Brownington Baptist Church. Burial will be in Maplewood Cemetery, Brownington.

REESE, Virginia M.
1910-1994
Maplewood & Brownington Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Mrs. Virginia M. Reese, 83, of Lowry City, died Sunday, February 13, 1994 at Truman Lake Manor in Lowry City. She was born in Mokane, Mo. She had lived in Lowry City the past 25 years. Survivors include her husband, Floyd E. Reese of the home; two stepsons, Carl and Don Reese of Kansas City; three step-grandchildren and two step-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be Tuesday, February 15, 1994 at 3:30 p.m. at the Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel in Osceola. Burial will be in Maplewood Cemetery near Brownington.

REEVES, Adrian F. "Moses"
1921-2005
Macedonia Cemetery, Doyal Twp, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Feb 15 2005 - Funeral services for Adrian F. "Moses" Reeves, 83, Osceola, will be held Wednesday, February 16, 10 a.m., at Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel, Osceola, with burial in Macedonia Cemetery.

REEVES, Infant Girl
1894-1894
Ladue Cemetery, Davis Twp, Henry Co, MO
The Clinton Eye, Clinton MO, Saturday, May 19 1894 - Born, Tuesday the 15th, to Wm. Reves and wife, a little daughter, which, after suffering until 1 o'clock the next morning passed to that home, where no suffering or death ever come and was laid to rest in the LaDue cemetery Wednesday afternoon.

REICH, Marcile KEMPER
1911-2000
Kansas City Star, Feb 17 2000 - Marcile Kemper Reich, 88, Independence, MO, passed away Tuesday, February 15, 2000, at home. Funeral services will be Friday, February 18, at the First Baptist Church of Kansas City, 100 W. Red Bridge Rd., Kansas City, MO; burial in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens. Mrs. Reich was born in Cement, OK, on December 14, 1911, the eldest of two daughters of Jess and Della Kemper. She was raised in Clinton, MO, and earned a degree in music from William Woods College in Fulton, MO. She married William H. Reich on June 4, 1932. They were members of Leeds Baptist Church, where Mrs. Reich was the organist, and later joined the First Baptist Church of Kansas City. She was also a member of the Kansas City Young Matrons and the Woman's City Club. Mrs. Reich was preceded in death by her husband; and one sister, Marjorie Kemper Snare. She is survived by two daughters, Nancy Marie Esry and Carolyn Marcile Weir, both of Independence, MO; two sons-in-law, Carroll D. Esry and Dr. Robert K. Weir; six grandchildren and their spouses, William Carroll Esry, and his wife, Jill, David Reich Esry, and his wife, Nancy, Marcie Esry Anderson, Thomas Reich Weir, and his wife, Eileen, Susan Weir Carter, and her husband, Geoffrey, and William Newton Weir, and his wife, Stacey; and six great-grandchildren, Michael David Esry, Ellis Marcile Esry, Jordan Marie Esry, Kiley Elisabeth Weir, Lauren Elizabeth Esry, and Carolyn Ann Carter.

REID, Cheryl Diane WELLS
1958-2014
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Cheryl D. Reid, age 55, of Clinton, Missouri passed away Monday, January 13, 2014 at St. Luke's Hospital, Kansas City, Missouri. Funeral services will be held Friday, January 17, 2014 at the Vansant-Mills Chapel, Clinton, Missouri. Interment will be in Clinton Memory Gardens, Clinton. Cheryl was born December 22, 1958 in Kansas City, Missouri the daughter of Robert and Diania (Polling) Wells. She enjoyed music, doing crossword puzzles, reading, fishing and camping. Most of all she loved spending time with her grandkids. She was preceded in death by her father, and sister, Cindy Lou Jones Reading. Survivors include her husband, Jimmie of the home, 2 sons; Gerald (Sara) Heistand and Bo Reid, both of Clinton, Missouri, 2 daughters, Christy (Ande) Morgan of Springfield, Missouri and Shanda (Ross) Davis of Clinton, Missouri, her mother, Diania King of Clinton, Missouri, 6 brothers; Robert Wells, Jr. of Kansas City, Missouri, William Stevens of Brownington, Missouri, Patrick Wells of Deepwater, Missouri, Tony Wells of Niangua, Missouri, Chris Thomas of Austin, Texas and David Jones of Clinton, Missouri, 2 sisters; Carol Allen and Linda Thomas, both of Clinton, Missouri, 8 grandkids; Alli and Cole Heistand, Ethan, Alek and Addison Fields, Madeline Reid, Payton Sperry and Gage Westendorf, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

REID, James Alexander
1851-1929
Englewood Cemetery (R), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Again the angel of death has come into our midst and has claimed the spirit of James Alexander Reid. He was born August 5, 1851, on the old Reid homestead near the present home. He passed away March 29, after an illness of three days. He was the eldest son of Alfred and Nancy Lee Reid. There were three sisters and one brother, one sister having preceded him in death a number of years ago and the brother in December, 1928. On October 17, 1875, he was united in marriage to Miss Rebecca Wright. To this union, four children were given, a son dying in infancy. Those who are left to comfort their mother are: Miss Etta, of the home; Will Reid and Mrs. Wm. Price, near the home; also four grandchildren - Barbara Mae and Marvin Reid, Junior and Calvin Price. He united with the Freedom Christian church many years ago, and has always lived a good Christian, being a loving companion and father, a true neighbor and friend. He was quiet and unassuming, always kind and considerate to those about him. His home and family were uppermost in his mind and he was deeply interested in his grandchildren. He and his good wife have journeyed thru life together more than fifty years and have by their unceasing toil one of the neatest homes in the community and here hospitality has reigned supreme. It is here the nieces and nephews like to come for there is always a warm welcome. Sad, indeed, is the parting, but in keeping with the Easter season we have the hope of the resurrection and eternal life through our Lord and Savior. His funeral was held at his home on Easter Sunday, by Rev. A. N. Lindsey, who spoke words of Comfort and consolation to the bereaved family and a great number of friends who had come to pay the last tribute of respect to this good man. He was tenderly laid to rest in Englewood.

REID, Junior Ray
1929-2009
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Nov 11 2009 - Junior Ray Reid of Warrensburg VA Home died September 30, 2009, at Western Missouri Medical Center. Junior was born October 8, 1929, to Ernest Elbert Reid and Matilda X-Endine Reid in Oklahoma. His mother died shortly after his birth. Ernest Elbert Reid married Cora (Jones) Reid later and raised Junior in Lebanon. Junior served three years in the Army. While on leave, Junior met and married Janie (Shifflett) Reid on October 1, 1952. To this union, six children were born. Junior loved his family and spending time with them. He loved to sing and played several musical instruments, the guitar and harmonica being his favorite. Junior loved country and gospel music, the louder the better. The VA Home could tell you this. He also loved selling and tinkering with old cars before he became partially paralyzed. He could still play his harmonica with one hand. Junior loved fishing. It was his favorite hobby. He could sit on the river bank for hours. Preceding Junior in death were his son, Ernest Lee Reid; his parents, Matilda X-Endine Reid and Ernest and Cora Reid; three brothers, Ernest, Alvin and Leland Reid; one sister, Bulah M. Massey; one granddaughter, Jeanie Mae Jeys, and one great-grandson, Clay Allen Huff. Survivors are Janie Reid; two daughters, June Huff and husband Leo, Cora Jeys; three sons, Leslie Reid and wife Tonia, Jimmie Reid and wife Cheryl, and Robbin Reid and wife Gloria, all of Clinton; 16 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Daryl Reid and wife Donita, Springfield, and Hershal Jones of Carthage; one sister, Bernice Reid of Springfield, and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held at Vansant-Mills Chapel on Saturday, October 3. Interment was in Clinton Memory Gardens, Clinton.

REID, Mildred B. HEINSON
1923-2006
Appleton City Cemetery, Appleton City, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Nov 13 2006 - Mildred B. Heinson Reid was born February 3, 1923, in Wyandotte County, Kansas, to Floyd C. Heinson and Anna M. Herold Heinson, the eighth of 13 children and died Wednesday, November 8, 2006, in Lowry City. She married Earl C. Reid on January 22, 1943. She started working in a mattress factory at age 11, worked for North American during the war, and went on to be a coat and suit cutter for Louis Walter & Company in Kansas City, retiring in 1968. She was the only woman in the cutters union. She was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, Earl; four of her six brothers, Willie, Bill, Irvin and George Heinson; five of her six sisters, Ruby Taylor, Nettie Craft, Elsie Morris, Anne Williams and Irene Cook Strain. She is survived by her daughters, Erlene Nall and husband Warren of the home, Malinda Lysinger and husband Bill; her sister Betty Stinson and husband Archie, Overland Park, Kansas; two brothers, Floyd Heinson and wife Phillis, Kansas City, Kansas, and Leo Heinson and wife Betty, McAllen, Texas; 11 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren, four great-great-grandchildren; many other relatives, nieces, nephews and friends. Graveside services were at Appleton City Cemetery Monday, November 13.

REIFF, Ruth Lorraine SPRECHER
1927-2004
Oak Knoll Memorial Park, Sterling, Whiteside Co, IL
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jul 19 2004 - Lorraine Reiff died peacefully in her home June 18, 2004, in Clinton. She had a real love of people. She was always willing to help others, tutoring, foster parenting, hosting foreign students and sharing her home and herself with family, friends and neighbors. She was born March 27, 1927, in Polo, Illinois, to Charles and Dora Sprecher, and was the middle child of seven, the only daughter among six sons. She graduated from Milledgeville, Illinois High School and briefly attended Northern Illinois University where she received her teaching certificate. Lorraine taught school in a one-room school house that her grandmother had taught in previously. She married Arnold Reiff August 16, 1947. They have three children. While raising the children, Lorraine worked as a bookkeeper, substitute teacher, tutor and was involved in a variety of community activities and in both local and state politics. In 1965, she was selected to attend a specialized training program at Southern Illinois University as part of the War on Poverty. She served as assistant director of Whiteside, Illinois, County Office of Economic Opportunity. She lived briefly in Spencer, Iowa, and Lincoln, Nebraska, before the family moved to Clinton in 1973. She was elected to the position of tax assessor and collector for Fields Creek Township in 1978. She was known throughout the region as an avid bridge player and an active Democrat. Lorraine was a member of the Lutheran Church and the Clinton Country Club. She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents and two brothers, William and Donald Sprecher. She is survived by her children, Janice Reiff of Los Angeles, California, Margaret Laird of Pearland, Texas, and Terrance Reiff of Lake Zurich, Illinois; her son-in-law, Robert Laird, her daughter-in-law, Kate Reiff, and five grandchildren, Gwen and Shawna Laird, Christopher Allen, Sarah and Olivia Reiff. She was expecting her first great-grandchild. She was involved in community activities in Milledgeville, Mt. Carroll, Geneseo, Illinois; Spencer, Iowa, Lincoln, Nebraska and Clinton. Funeral services were held June 23 at Consalus-Bradley Funeral Home. Burial was in Oak Knoll Cemetery, Sterling, Illinois.

REINHARDT, Mary K. McDOWELL PECKMAN LIESINGER
1922-2006
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Feb 1 2006 - Mary K. Peckman Reinhardt, 83, Kearney, died Monday evening, January 30, 2006, at the St. Luke's Good Samaritan Center in Kearney. The body was cremated and no services are planned. O'Brien-Straatmann-Afpel Funeral Home of Kearney is in charge of arrangements. She was born in Moundville on November 5, 1922, to Leo and Avis (Ruddel) McDowell. She grew up in Deerfield. She graduated from High school in Coal. She was married to Donald Peckman in May 1944 at Fort Scott, Kansas. He was killed in action during World War II on November 3, 1944. She was later married to Paul Liesinger in May 1948 in Independence. They later divorced. On May 3, 1951, she was married to Oliver Reinhardt. He died December 28, 1984. Before moving to Kearney, she worked as a grocery clerk for Milgram's Store in Kansas City for about 20 years. While living in Kearney, she worked for Western Radio Manufacturing. Survivors include brothers, Stephen E. McDowell of Independence, and Jack D. McDowell of Blue Springs; sister Helen V. Fowler of Clinton. Also surviving are her friends for over 50 years, Gene and Fern Shea of Kearney and her caregivers Connie Hinds and Wayne Fischer of Kearney. She was preceded in death by her husbands and parents.

REINHARDT, Sophia A. LINHARDT
1917-1991
Riverview Cemetery, Jefferson City, Cole Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Mrs. Sophia A. Reinhardt, age 74, of Linn, Mo., died Saturday, September 7, 1991 at St. Mary's Health Center after a sudden illness. Mrs. Reinhardt was born Mary 25, 1917 at Mt. Sterling, Mo., the daughter of Herman A. and Lillie M. Pohlman Linhardt, both deceased. She was married on March 1, 1937 at St. Louis, Mo. to Charles E. Reinhardt who survives at the home. A lifelong resident of the Central Missouri area, Mrs. Reinhardt attended Pilgrim Lutheran School at Freedom, Mo. A homemaker, Mrs. Reinhardt was a member of Pilgrim's Lutheran church at Freedom. Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Arnold "Wanda" Spry of Warsaw; one brother Ervin F. Linhardt of Linn.; two grandchildren, Jeff and Peggy Spry of Warsaw; and one great-granddaughter Hannah Lynn Spry of Warsaw. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, September 10, 1991 in Freeman Chapel at Jefferson City. Interment was at Riverview Cemetery.

REINTJES, Rosemary M. SCHLEICHER
1928-2004
Mount Olivet Cemetery, Raytown, Jackson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Nov 2 2004 - Rosemary M. Reintjes was born January 13, 1928, in Kansas City, the only child of John H. and Marguerite K. Schmitt Schleicher. She died at her home at Talley Bend, Lowry City, on October 5, 2004, at the age of 76 years. On September 17, 1949, she married William T. Reintjes. They had no children. Rosemary lived in Kansas City from birth until June 15, 1975 when she and Bill moved to Talley Bend near Lowry City. She had a very charming smile and an engaging sense of humor. She was the organist at St. Catherine's Catholic Church in Osceola for 22 years. She loved to piece quilts, make clothes, crochet, knit, do other handwork and tell jokes. She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother John A. Schleicher. She is survived by her husband Bill of the home, and one brother, Charles P. Schleicher, as well as 24 nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends. Funeral mass was held at Immaculate Conception Church, Montrose, Saturday, October 9. Graveside services and burial was held at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Kansas City.

REMER, James W. "Jim"
1940-2005
Englewood Cemetery (R), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Sep 2 2005 - James W. "Jim" Remer was born July 5, 1940, in Kansas City, son of Everett Leland Remer and Lillian Elizabeth (Schill) Remer. He died August 16, 2005, at Golden Valley Hospital, Clinton. He had a 33-year Navy career in Navy Aviation Maintenance. Enlisting in Clinton in 1958, he was promoted through the enlisted ranks to Warrant Office Status then to Commissioned Office Status in 1972. He served in units throughout the Pacific and western Europe, as well as staff and training assignments in the United States as the director of Aviation Maintenance and U.S. Navy Aircraft Maintenance Training Programs for officer and enlisted personnel. His last assignment was to the United States Navy Test Pilot School in Patuxent River, Maryland, where he was responsible for all maintenance performed on almost 50 different types and models of aircraft ranging from gliders to F/A-18 jet aircraft. During h is career he was awarded the Meritorious Service medal, four Navy Commendation Medals, the Navy Achievement Medal, three Good Conduct Awards, three Meritorious Unit Commendation Medals, two National Defense Medals, the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, four Vietnam Service Medals, the Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm Unit Citation, the Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, Republic of Vietnam Civil Actions Unit Citation, four Sea Service Deployment Ribbons, the Overseas Service Ribbon and Enlisted Aircrew Wings. Retiring as a Navy Commander from the U.S. Navy Test Pilot School in June 1991, he and his family returned to Clinton where he opened a custom furniture and refinishing shop. A skilled woodworker, he designed and constructed custom furniture items, repaired damaged furniture, restored antiques and refinished furniture until his death. In February 1998, in partnership with son James David Remer, construction was started on Remer Meat Co. in Clinton. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1894, The Fleet Reserve Association, The Navy Mustang Association, Elks Lodge 1034 in Clinton and the Retired Officers Association. As a member of VFW Post 1894, he was a dedicated volunteer worker for all programs involving local youth and support of local charities. He also served many years as a Post officer and chairman of numerous committees. On July 31, 1960, he was united in marriage to Nancy Carol Bramell of Clinton. To this union three sons were born, Allen Lee, James David and Ronald Joseph Remer. On January 27, 1974, he married Raylene Frances Clark of San Francisco, California. A daughter, Mindin Jeneane Remer was born September 19, 1976. He was preceded in death by his father Everett Leland Remer; his stepfather Thomas Joseph Miller; his mother Lillian Elizabeth (Schill) Remer Miller; one son Allen Lee Remer, and a half-sister Sue Ann Miller. He is survived by his wife Raylene F. Remer of the home; two sons, James David Remer and Ronald Joseph Remer, both of Clinton; one daughter, Mindin J. Wilson of O'Fallon; six grandchildren, Lindsay Classen, Briana Remer, Lauren Remer, Dallas Remer and Kenzy Remer; a step-granddaughter Kelsay Hill; one great-grandson Nolan Classen; a sister Patricia Corum, Clinton; one half-sister Kathie Hook, Clinton; half-brother Floyd Remer, Cedar Vale, Kansas, Charles F. Miller, Warrensburg, John Miller, Decauter, Arkansas, George Miller and Richard Miller, both of Clinton. Funeral services were held at Vansant-Mills Chapel on Thursday, August 18. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

REMER, Laurence Boyd
1952-2002
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Aug 28 2002 - Laurence Boyd Remer, son of Roy E. and Adeline (Gensen) Remer, was born February 2, 1952, in Burlington, Wisconsin, and died at his home in Clinton on August 1, 2002, at the age of 50 years. He served in the United States Army for 10 years and was a mechanic for the United States Postal service for 17 years. He was a Lutheran. He is survived by his wife, Wanda Kay Dodson-Remer and eight brothers and sisters, Richard Remer and Robert Remer, both of Burlington, Wisconsin, Tem Remer of Woodbrige Virginia, William Remer of Champagne, Illinois, Timothy Remer of Elkhorn, Wisconsin, Michelle Dayboll of New Muster, Wisconsin, Sharyell Highland, Salem, Wisconsin, and Cynthia Ramirez, Jacksonville, Minnesota. Memorial services were held at the Vansant-Mills Chapel on Wednesday, August 7. Cremation.

RENFRO, Blanche
1887-1899
Englewood Cemetery (R), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Mar 25 1899 - Blanche Renfro, daughter of Isaac Renfro and wife, died Friday night with the spinal meningitis, after a few days illness. Her suffering was intense. The funeral was held Sunday and remains taken to Englewood for burial.

RENFRO, Catherine Eva SMITH
1918-1993
Englewood Cemetery (R), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Catherine Eva Renfro, daughter of John and Catherine Smith, was born December 31, 1918, in Melbourne, Australia, and passed away December 5, 1993, at Life Care Center, Grandview, at the age of 74. She had lived in Independence for 11 years before moving to Grandview in 1982. She was a housekeeper for the Fels Hotel, Kansas City, before retiring in 1969. She was a Catholic. She is survived by her husband, Forrest E. Renfro, Grandview; one daughter, Lois Coleman, Las Vegas, Nevada; one brother, Louis Smith, Melbourne Australia, as well as four grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Graveside services were held at the Englewood Cemetery, Clinton, Wednesday, December 8.

RENFRO, Eliza W. DUNN
1855-1908
Englewood Cemetery (R), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Dec 26 1908 - Monday afternoon at one, Mrs. R. I. Renfro, good wife and mother breathed her last at her home on East Lincoln, after an illness of only eight days, with pneumonia. She was Miss Eliza Y. Dunn, born in Kansas, July 9, 1855. Her parents moved to this state, then to Harrisburg, Ky., where she was educated at the Daughters' College. In 1872, she returned to this county and taught school until September 1874, when she married R. I. Renfro, who engaged in business eight years at Leesville. They then moved to Clinton. Three sons and two daughters: J. C. Renfro, Clarinda, Iowa; Robert, Leon, Iowa; Harry, who is in business with his father; Mrs. M. L. Rissel of this city, and Miss Lula, who is at home. Six grandchildren. Mrs. Renfro had been a member of the Christian Church since she was 14.

RENFRO, Frank Lee
1916-2005
Englewood Cemetery (R), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Mar 3 2005 - Frank Lee Renfro, 88, died Tuesday, February 15, 2005, at Brendan House in Kalispell, Montana, of complications of a hip fracture and a previous stroke. He was born July 17, 1916, in Deepwater, the son of Hallah Ernst and Mary Elizabeth (Grossheider) Renfro. He attended schools in Deepwater, Brownington and Clinton, graduating from Clinton High School in 1933. He entered the United States Navy April 13, 1943, and served in North Africa and the Azores as a radio technician until November 29, 1945. He married Mildred Louise Ward in Clinton March 1, 1941, at the Methodist Church. He worked as a heating-air conditioning installation and serviceman for McDowell and Johns Electric Company, Clinton, for most of his working life. He and his wife retired to Kila, Montana. Frank was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Mildred Louise (Milly), and son Donald Eugene. He is survived by two sons, Jerry Lee Renfro of Kila, Montana, and John Franklin and wife Lesa, Silverdale, Washington; grandsons, Johnathon and Jeremiah; sister Mary Elizabeth Ingram of Kansas City; brother-in-law, Frank and wife Jenny, Olympia, Washington, and numerous nieces and nephews. Memorial services will be held at McLane Chapel at Englewood Cemetery on Tuesday, March 8. Inurnment will follow at the cemetery with full military honors provided by the Clinton VFW Post 1894.

RENFRO, Lucia Belle YATES
1906-1996
Englewood Cemetery (R), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Lucia Belle Renfro, 89, Raymore, died Friday, April 26, 1996, at Raymore Health Center. Graveside services were held Monday, April 29, in the Englewood Cemetery, Clinton. Lucia Belle Yates was born July 5, 1906, in Henry County, the daughter of John F. and Anna (Doss) Yates. Lucia was born on the family farm near the Quarles community. This farm has been in the family for over 100 years. She lived on this farm the last 46 years, except for her short stay in the rest home. She raised cattle, enjoyed gardening and especially enjoyed her family. She is survived by one son, Jay L. Renfro, Raymore; one daughter, Gwen B. Smith, Buseman, MT; five grandchildren, Joseph M. Renfro, Archie, MO; Catherine J. Shriber and Jay R. Renfro, Jr., both of Raymore; Alan Webb, Ft Scott, KS; and Susan Cunningham, El Cahon, CA; nine great-grandchildren and 10 great-great-grandchildren.

RENFRO, Lucy MARSH
1813-1886
Bear Creek Cemetery, Bear Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Feb 1886 - Died at her temporary home with the family of W. F. Martin, February 9, 1886, Mrs. Lucy Renfro, aged 73 years. Mrs. Renfro was born in North Carolina in 1813. She had been married twice, her first husband's name being Marsh, with whom she came to this county as one of the early settlers. Wm. Marsh, near Montrose, is the only child living of this union. She has two stepdaughters in this county, one the wife of Rev. Thos. Briggs, near Leesville, the other Mrs. W. F. Martin. One stepdaughter lives near Osceola, as the wife of Richard Moore. since her last husband's death, about nine years ago, she has made her home alternately with her only son and youngest step-daughter, Mrs. Martin. Mrs. Renfro was an active member of the Baptist Church. Her remains were interred at the Bear Creek Cemetery after appropriate services by Rev. J. W. Killer of Montrose.

RENFRO, Margaret Delora "Maggie" MITCHELL
1856-1937
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Eye, Thursday, July 8, 1937 - Maggie Delora was born Feb. 26, 1856 in Cooper County, Missouri and departed this life July 4, 1937 at the home of her son in Windsor. In her girlhood she united with Clear Creek Baptist church under the ministry of Rev. William Grey and from that time until her death her daily life exemplified the teachings of the church. She was married to John Wesley Renfro in the year of 1879 and to the union were born nine children: Hugh, who died in infancy, Bert, Clyde, Matt and Carl of Windsor, Mo., Mrs. Grape Swindell of Kansas City, Mo., Norman of Hartford, Wisconsin, Mrs. Pearl Dodson of Denver, Colo., and Mrs. Zeda Wilton of Chicago, Ill., all of whom were with her with the exception of Carl; who is ill in a hospital. Mr. Renfro preceded her in death on July 24, 1911. In addition to her surviving children she leaves to mourn her passing, 17 grandchildren, eight great granchildren and a number of other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held at the Baptist church in Calhoun, Monday afternoon, July 5, 1937. Interment was in the family lot in the Calhoun cemetery.

RENFRO, Mary Ann RUSSELL
1839-1940
Clinton MO, Feb 1940 - Mrs. Mary Ann Renfro, formerly of Clinton, died Monday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ella G. Mann, in Kansas City, having celebrated her 101st Birthday January 11 with Mrs. Mann, her only child, whose natal day was the same. Mrs. Renfro was one of 14 children of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Russell, being born January 11, 1839, at California, Mo. In 1857 she was married to John William Renfro, a Confederate veteran, and a well known farmer in Clinton and vicinity. Besides teaching in Henry County for many years after her marriage, she cared for 20 orphans at her farm home near Clinton, to whom she was fondly known as "Aunt Mary." She was an active member of the First Baptist Church and when residing in Clinton they lived on the northeast corner of Fifth and Ohio Streets, now occupied by Mr. and Mrs. William Vickers and family. After Mr. Renfro died in 1914, his wife went to Kansas City to make her home with her daughter. For the last 13 years, Mrs. Renfro had been blind and bedfast, but ever took a vital interest in friends and current events.

RENFRO, Mary Elizabeth YEATER
1855-1935
Laurel Oak Cemetery (R), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Mary Elizabeth Renfro, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Marion Yeater, was born near Osceola, Missouri, on November 24, 1855. After a serious illness of about two weeks, following several years of ailing health, she peacefully passed away at her home in Windsor on November 26, 1935. Thus she was just two days past eight years of age. She married Daniel F. Renfro on February 27, 1889, and the young couple started housekeeping on a farm in the fort Lyon neighborhood. However, they spent most of their married life in Texas, where Mr. Renfro died in 1911. There were two children born to this union. One daughter, Katie Blanch, died in 1900 at the age of nine years. The other daughter, Mable, who is now Mrs. Lee Offutt, resides here in Windsor. Mrs. Renfro was the last of the twelve children of her parents. Besides her daughter, Mrs. Mable Offutt, she is survived by a number of nieces and nephews and their families, some of whom reside in Windsor. Mrs. Renfro joined the church with three of her brothers when she was a girl of sixteen. She was always interested in church and church activities. She has lived in Windsor for the past twenty-two years and was a member of the local Christian church at the time of her death. She was a loving mother, a kind neighbor and a considerate friend, who will be missed by all who knew her. The body lay in state at the Austin Funeral Home until 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon when it was taken to the Christian church where services were held by her pastor, M. L. Riley. Burial was made in Laurel Oak Cemetery.

RENFRO, Mary Jane
1828-1904
Tebo Church Cemetery, Leesville Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Missouri, Mar 12 1904 - Miss Mary J. Renfro, whose death occurred at the home of Wesley Holland in Osage township on March 9, was born in Barren county, Ky., in 1828, her father being that old pioneer John Renfro. She accompanied him to Henry County in 1840 and, after the death of her father in the early 70s, went to live with her sister, Mrs. Wesley Holland. She joined the Tebo church 55 years ago and at the time of her death was the oldest member of the congregation. She leaves a brother, Alex Renfro of Coal, and a sister Mrs. Holland, and two half-brothers, R. I. Renfro of Clinton, and John W. Renfro of Ft. Lyon and a half-sister Mrs. E. P. Ware of Portland, Oregon. She had been in failing health for ten or twelve years but in spite of her suffering never lost that unfailing good humor which was the keynote of her character. Funeral in Tebo church on March 10 and her body was tenderly laid by the side of her father.

RENFRO, Mildred L. "Milly" WARD
1922-1991
Englewood Cemetery (R), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Mildred Ward "Milly" Renfro, 68, passed away Tuesday, October 22, at her Kila, Montana home following a lengthy battle with cancer. She was born December 23, 1922 in Flemington, Mo. to Fred and Nora Taylor Ward. The family moved to Clinton where she spent her childhood, graduating from Clinton High School in 1940. Millie enjoyed returning often to Clinton, attending school reunions and visiting friends. On March 1, 1941, she married Frank Lee Renfro in Clinton, where they lived until moving to Kila in 1979. In February of this year the Renfros celebrated their 50th anniversary with a trip to Hawaii. They spent several weeks on Oahu visiting their son, John, daughter-in-law, Lesa, and beloved grandson, Johnathon. They also spent a week on Maui with Kalispell friends, John and Linda Norton. Millie was a 50 year member of Clinton Methodist Church and also belonged to Kalispell Christian Church. She is survived by her husband, Frank, at the family home in Kila, Montana; two sons, Jerry Lee Renfro of Kila, and John Renfro and his wife Lesa, of Honolulu; one grandson, Johnathon Franklin Renfro of Honolulu; a brother, frank Ward of Toledo, Wa.; and several nieces and nephews, including a niece she was very close with, Karen Merrill of Olympia, Wa. She was preceded in death by a son, Donald Eugene Renfro in 1971, and her parents, Fred and Nora Ward. Funeral services were Saturday, October 26, 1991 at Kalispell Christian Church, Kaslispell, Montana. Burial was at a cemetery in Clinton. Arrangements were by Weatherford Funeral Home and Crematory in Kalispell, Montana.

RENFRO, Ruth SLAVENS COAD
1913-2004
Englewood Cemetery (R), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Aug 12 2004 - Ruth Renfro, 91, Concordia and formerly of Clinton, died Thursday, July 22, 2004, at Lutheran Good Shepherd Nursing Home in Concordia. She was born June 20, 1913, the daughter of the late Charles and Effie (Martin) Slavens. Survivors include one son, Monte Alexander and his wife Page, Baldwin, Kansas; two daughters, Donna Nierman and her husband, Homer, and Judy Kuecher, both of Concordia; eight grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, two step-grandchildren and two step-great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents, her husbands, Herschel Renfro and C. B. Coad; three brothers and three grandsons preceded her in death. Mrs. Renfro was an office clerk at various medical clinics. She was a homemaker. Graveside services will be held Monday, July 26, at the Englewood Cemetery in Clinton.

RENFROW, Fredrick "Fred"
1942-2014
Parks Chapel Cemetery, Leesville Twp, Henry Co, MO
Fredrick Renfrow was born on April 5, 1942, in Jetson Kentucky, the son of Starlin and Edith Renfrow. He was the second child out of 5 kids. He died at his home in Tightwad, MO on October 25, 2014, at the age of 72. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at the Vansant-Mills Chapel, Clinton, Missouri. Interment will follow in Parks Chapel Cemetery, Tightwad, Missouri. He was preceded in death by his father Starlin Renfrow, his sister Shirley Hunt, and his first wife Michelle Scholl. He is survived by his wife Julie, and one son Chevy Renfrow of the home, two daughters Sharlie Andrews of Warsaw, Dusty Renfrow (Dylan) of Tightwad. Six Grandkids Dakota, Michael, Jessie, Devon, Joshua and Karter. His mother of Bowling Green, Kentucky, two sisters Betty Jo Pursley of Henderson, Tennessee, and Patricia Lindsey of Bowling Green, Kentucky. One brother David Renfrow of Litchfeild, Kentucky. 3 nieces and 8 nephews. Fred had a passion for restoring old cars and pickup trucks and spent most of his time in his garage where he would work on several different vehicles. He took a lot of his vehicles to many car shows. Fred and his wife loved riding motorcycles together. When he was younger he traveled all over, he has been to 29 states over his life. Fred had several jobs throughout his life. His first job was as a newspaper carrier when he was 14 years old. From 1960 to 1970 he worked at a bunch of odds and end jobs. In 1971 he started his drywall career and continued it until his health would no longer allow him to.

RENICK, Kenneth Eugene
1915-1992
Blackwater Cemetery, Jackson Twp, Johnson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Kenneth Eugene Renick, 77, Holden, passed away Monday, December 7, 1992, at Truman Medical Center West in Kansas City. He was born August 19, 1915, in Holden, the son of Joseph and Mary (Smith) Renick. He lived in the Holden community all of his life. He was a truck driver and operated the Renick Truck Line in Holden for many years. He married the former Lula Lee Potter in 1957. She survives at the home. Also surviving are one son, Kenneth Lee Renick, Holden; one daughter, Jerrie Goldsmith, Holden; two brothers, Raymond and Bob Renick, both of Holden; four sisters, Lorene Carson, Holden, Anne Kroger, Kansas City, Lora Conley, Oak Grove, and Katharyn Alley, Napa, California; eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Thursday, December 10, 1992, at Ben Cast & Son-Wood Funeral Home, Holden. Burial was in Blackwater Cemetery, Holden.

RENO, Becky
1972-2003
Laurel Oak Cemetery (R), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Feb 3 2003 - Becky Reno, 30, Windsor, died Friday afternoon, January 31, 2003, at Golden Valley Hospital in Clinton. She was born November 23, 1972, in Clinton, the daughter of LaVaughn Reno and Shirley Belle (Curtright) Reno. She was a 1992 graduate of Windsor High School. She had worked at the former Windsor's Resthaven Nursing Home and also the Windsor Health Care and Rehabilitation Center in Windsor and Westwood Nursing Home in Clinton. She is survived by two sons, Dustin Lee Barnett and Devin Michael Reno, of the home; parents, Von and Shirley Reno, Windsor; a brother, Ronnie Reno, Windsor; five sisters, Cindy Reno, Lisa Courtney and Chrissie Reno, all of Windsor, Lori Anderson, Excelsior Springs, Michelle Dunning, Deepwater; 11 nieces and nephews and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Richie and Robert Reno. Funeral services will be Tuesday, February 4, 1:30 p.m., at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial will be in the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

RENO, Charles H.
abt 1923-2001
Osceola Cemetery, Osceola, St. Clair Co, MO
Clinton Daily Democrat, Dec 14 2001 - Charles H. Reno, 78, Collins, died Wednesday, December 12, 2001, at Golden Valley Hospital in Clinton. He was retired from the Missouri Highway Department. Funeral services are 11 a.m. Saturday, December 15, at Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel, Osceola. Burial will be in Osceola Cemetery.

RENO, LaVaughn "Von"
1944-2004
Laurel Oak Cemetery (R), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Dec 7 2004 - Von Reno, 60, Windsor, died Sunday, December 5, 2004, at Research Medical Center in Kansas City. He was born January 25, 1944, the son of Gordon LaVaughn Reno and Susie Faye (Crouch) Reno. On May 26, 1961, in Warsaw, he married Shirley Bell Curtright, who survives of the home. He was an over-the-road truck driver for several area trucking firms for many years, including RBS, Inc., Sedalia. He was a member of the Windsor IOOF Lodge #187 and the Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie #3667, Clinton. In addition to his wife, survivors include a son, Ronnie Reno, Windsor; five daughters, Cindy Reno, Lisa Courtney and Chrissie Reno, all of Windsor, Lori Anderson, Excelsior Springs, Michelle Dunning, Deepwater; two brothers, Charles Reno, Columbia, and Ben Reno, Jr., Windsor; four sisters, Dorothy Kramer and Wanda Tatum, both of Columbia, Janice Vogler, Lincoln, Gladys Beck, Cross Timbers; 13 grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by two sons, Robert Reno and Richie Reno; a daughter Becky Reno; two brothers, Melvin and Dorsey Reno, and a sister Delores Green. Funeral services will be Thursday, December 9, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial will be in the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

RENO, Richie
1965-2001
Laurel Oak Cemetery (R), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Daily Democrat, May 29 2001 - Richie Reno, 35, Windsor, died early Monday morning, May 28, 2001, at the Bothwell Regional Heath Center in Sedalia. He was born September 26, 1965, in Columbia, the son of LaVon Reno and Shirley B. (Curtright) Reno. On February 26, 1990, in Clinton, he married Ann Weno, who survives of the home. He worked in various construction jobs and had recently worked for the last two years at the Truman Valley Health Care and Rehabilitation Center in Windsor. In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Rhianon Reno and Richelle Reno, both of the home; Von and Shirley Reno, Windsor; a brother, Ronnie Reno, Windsor; six sisters, Cindy Reno and Lisa Courtney, both of Windsor, Lori Anderson, Excelsior Springs, Chrissie Reno and Becky Reno, both of Windsor, Shelley Dunning, Deepwater; 11 nieces and nephews and several aunts, uncles and cousins, including Carl and Joan Curtright, Goldie Fristoe and Ruby Whitworth. Funeral services will be Thursday, May 31, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial will be in the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

RENOE, Susanna Elizabeth RABER
1917-2003
Holden Cemetery, Holden, Johnson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 10 2003 - Susanna Elizabeth Raber Renoe, 85, Hampton, Iowa, died Friday, April 4, 2003, at a hospital nursing facility there. She was born August 7, 1917, in Holden, the daughter of Sam and Agnes VanMatre Raber. She graduated from Holden High School and received a BS degree in education from Central Missouri State University in Warrensburg. On June 7, 1940, in Holden, she married William I. Renoe, who preceded her in death. Mrs. Renoe was a teacher and began her career in Urich. She was a member of the United Methodist Church, the Daughters of the American Revolution, PEO sisterhood, History and Heritage Club and AAUW. Survivors include a daughter, Nancy Williams, Minneapolis, Minnesota; five grandsons; three great-granddaughters; seven nieces and two nephews. She was preceded in death by a son, Van Renoe, and two brothers, Russell and Homer Raber. Funeral services were held at the Hampton United Methodist Church. Burial was in Holden.

RENTCHLER, Caroline "Carrie" MANN
1868-1934
Englewood Cemetery (R), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Mrs. Ben Rentchler ended her earthly pilgrimage at 6:25 a.m. Thursday, August 9, at her home on West Jefferson street. About six years ago she had a stroke of paralysis and for several years after that was in ill health, but more recently she had regained her health sufficiently to do part of her housework, go up town, and attend to the numerous duties which called her attention. Sunday she went with her husband for a drive to Deepwater, and seemed to be in fine health, but Monday she complained of the heat in the morning, also said she didn't feel so well. That evening when Mr. Rentchler came home he found his wife sitting in a chair, unconscious after the second stroke of paralysis. Medical assistance was called and everything done to prolong her life, but she never regained consciousness. Caroline Mann, the daughter of Valentine and Caroline Mann, was born October 25, 1868, in Mt. Vernon, Ind. She came with her parents to Clinton at the age of nine months. Mr. Mann was one of the early stone masons in Clinton and had the contracts for the erection of many of the buildings here. His daughter and Ben Rentchler were united in marriage October 30, 1895, and to them were born three children: Phillip and Ernest, who now operate the Rentchler Bros. store, and Mrs. Wilbur Swanagan, West Ohio street. Mrs. Rentchler was a beautiful young woman, and as she grew older this beauty became more mature but still as compelling as ever. To her children she transmitted this charm of features and physique and all developed into attractive, fine adulthood. Greater still than this physical beauty was the home life Mrs. Rentchler created for her family. Her house was never in disorder but always as speckless and clean as the busy hands of this master homemaker could make it. It seemed that one could step into her home any time of the day and find the floors swept, the furniture dusted and every article in place. And not only did she make the surroundings attractive for her husband and children, but she also had an understanding ear to lend to their troubles and discouragements, and a cheerful word to urge them onward. There can be no greater service than giving fine men and women to a community, and for her share in moulding the lives of her three children, Mrs. Rentchler will receive a rich reward in Heaven. Mrs. Rentchler was a member of the Presbyterian Church and early gave her children spiritual training, which has made them sincere Christians in their dealings with the community. She was devout and sincere in her worship and took part in all church services she was able to attend. Besides, her husband and three children who stand high in the estimation of Clintonians, Mrs. Rentchler leaves six grandchildren: John Phillip, Martha Jean, Eloise, and Helen Rentchler, and Beverly Ann and James Wilbur Swanagan, who were the delight of Mrs. Rentchler's life. Because of her limited strength the children were not allowed to visit their grandmother frequently, but nothing brought her greater joy than to see their sturdy little bodies develop and hear their young voices ring out, and their every visit was treasured. Last services were at the home at 3 p. m. Friday. Burial was in Englewood.

RENTCHLER, Evelyn Irene
1920-2017
Evelyn Irene Rentchler, 96, New Castle resident, passed away Monday April 24, 2017 at Henry Community Health. She was born August 31, 1920 in Clinton, Missouri, a Daughter of the late William G. and Clara H. (Holcomb) Rentchler. She was also preceded in death by one Sister, Helen R. Epple and one Nephew, T.H. Epple II. She received a B.S. Degree from Missouri Valley College and a M.S. Degree from Indiana University. She taught Physical Education in Sumithville, Missouri, Marshall, Missouri, and Ottumwa, Iowa. Miss Rentchler was Chairman of the Counseling Dept. for New Castle High School from 1952-1989. She was a member of Kappa Kappa Kappa Sorority and was past President, also Delta Kappa Gamma, Indiana Retired Teachers' Association, The First Presbyterian Church (where she had served as an officer), D.A.R. in Clinton, Missouri, and was a long time volunteer for the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame. Funeral services will be held Thursday May 4, 2017 at the First Presbyterian Church. Arrangements by Macer-Hall Funeral Home & Cremation Services.

RENTLE, Margery Ina MANN MORGAN
1903-2001
Laurel Oak Cemetery (R), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Daily Democrat, Sep 10 2001 - Margery Ina (Morgan) Rentle, 97, Windsor, died Thursday evening, September 6, 2001, at the Truman Valley Healthcare Nursing Home in Windsor. She was born on December 14, 1903, in Old Linn Creek, the daughter of George William Mann and Stella Mae (Pierce) Mann. She married Davis Franklin Morgan, who died in 1945. On September 21, 1971, she married Claude Lee Rentle, who died July 31, 1987. She was a homemaker. She is survived by six daughters, Flossie Gladfelter, Independence, Olma Faye Bolton, Ozark, Edith Huxley, Tampa, Florida, Dorothy Tinker, Windsor, Carolyn Markley, Tacoma, Washington, Betty Lipe, Springfield; two sons, Robert Morgan, Littleton, Colorado, Al Morgan, Bonne Terre; one sister, Ina Lesher, Camdenton; 31 grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Lois Morris; five sons, Lester Morgan, Chester Morgan, Davis Morgan, Carl Morgan and Ronald Morgan: two stillborn children, Oren Dean Morgan and Georgie Mae Morgan; two brothers and two sisters. Graveside services were Monday, September 10, at the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

RENTSCHLER, Barbara BRAUN
1846-1923
Englewood Cemetery (R), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Died at Rosedale, Kansas, Mrs. Christ Rentchler, born in Wertemburg, Germany, June 18, 1846; died at the home of her daughter in Rosedale, Kansas, May 20, 1923. Deceased came to this country January 19, 1866, and was married to C. Rentchler in St. Joseph, Mo., in 1867, and for many years was a resident of Henry county, being held in high esteem by a wide circle of friends. She is survived by three sons - J. F. Rentchler, Kansas City; Ben Rentchler, Clinton; William G. Rentchler, route 6, Clinton, and one daughter Mrs. William Schleicher of Rosedale, Kansas. Also 17 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. The funeral services were held at the home of her son Ben Rentchler, on West Jefferson street, Tuesday afternoon. Interment in Englewood.

RESER, J. R.
1921-2006
Greenwood Cemetery, Bolivar, Polk Co, MO
Osceola, MO - J.R. Reser, age 85, of Osceola, Missouri passed away Saturday morning, June 17, 2006, at his home. He was born on March 11, 1921 in Urbana, Missouri, the son of Frank James and Goldina Ann Pippin Reser. He grew up in Urbana and graduated from Urbana High School in 1939. He graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia with a degree in Business Administration. While at the University of Missouri he was a member of the Phi-Kappa-Sigma Fraternity and a long time supporter of the University where he was a member of the Jefferson Club and founder of the Press Box for the Mizzou Tigers. He entered the United States Army as a 2nd Lieutenant and served overseas in the Pacific Theatre during World War II. He was honorably discharged as a Major from active service to his country. J.R. came to Osceola where he owned and operated Darby-Reser Ford for 46 years and owned the Osceola Abstract Company for several years. On January 26, 1960 he married Inez Lane and they made their home in Osceola their entire married life. He was active in his community, serving as board member of St. Clair County State Bank and later elected as Chairman of the Board. He also served as a board member of Kansas City Bank and Trust. He was a 36 year member of the American Legion Post #618 of Osceola, Grace United Methodist Church, Masonic Lodge 273 of Osceola, 50 year member Scottish Rite Valley of Kansas City and a 50 year member Abou Ben Adhem Shrine of Springfield, Missouri and a past member of the Rotary Club of Osceola and Osceola Chamber of Commerce. He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, John Reser and an infant sister. J.R. is survived by his wife, Inez, of the home, one daughter, Cindy Reser, of Springfield, a sister, Fran Teeters of Springfield, one nephew and four nieces. J.R. was a true gentleman and a generous person. He was always giving to his family and friends, whom will miss him dearly. Funeral Services will be Tuesday, June 20, 2006, at the Sheldon-Goodrich Funeral Home in Osceola, Missouri. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery, in Bolivar, Missouri.

RESER, John F.
1919-2004
Riverside Cemetery, Warsaw, Benton Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, May 24 2004 - John F. Reser, 85, died early Saturday morning, May 22, 2004, at his home in Warsaw. He was born in Urbana on February 21, 1919, the son of Frank James and Goldina Ann Pippin Reser. He graduated from Urbana High School in 1936. He graduated from the Williams Institute of Mortuary Science in Kansas City, Kansas, and was licensed by the state of Missouri as a funeral director and embalmer in 1938. He moved to Warsaw in 1939 and purchased the funeral home from the White family, operating as the White-Reser Funeral Home. On April 14, 1943, he was inducted into the United States Army, serving overseas in the Pacific, commissioned as a Captain in the 115th Medical Battalion of the Medical Administrative Corps as a veteran of World War II. He was discharged March 11, 1946, and returned to Warsaw. On November 17, 1946, he married Louise Barefield at Springfield. She died October 21, 1979. He was a member of First United Methodist Church. He served as a director on the board of the Osage Valley Bank in Warsaw for 53 years. He was dedicated to the care of Riverside Cemetery and served as secretary/treasurer for 57 years. He was a 60-year member of the Missouri Funeral Directors Association and a member of the National Funeral Directors Association. He was the last surviving charter member of the Warsaw Lions Club. He was past president of Warsaw Area Chamber of Commerce and was chairman of the Warsaw Christmas Parade for several years and was recognized with the Warsaw Area Chamber of Commerce Civic Leadership Award in 1981. He served three terms on the Benton County R-3 School Board and served as president. He was a 50-year member of the Shawnee Masonic Lodge #653 AF&AM of Warsaw and the Osage Valley Chapter #502 of the Order of the Eastern Star of Warsaw. He had served on the Warsaw City Board of Aldermen for several years and was Grand Marshal for the 36th Annual Jubilee Days Parade. On December 7, 1997, he married Earlene Wiest at his home in Warsaw. Surviving is his wife, Earlene, of the home; three daughters, Marilyn Howe and her husband Dan, Lee's Summit, Shawn Miller and her husband Jim, Warsaw, and LuAnne Holmes and her husband Lonnie, Blue springs; seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; a brother, J. R. Reser and his wife Inez, Osceola, and a sister, Fran Teeters and her husband Pete, Springfield; other relatives and a community of neighbors and friends. Funeral services will be Tuesday, May 25, at Warsaw First United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Warsaw.

REYNOLDS, Harold Edward
1935-2000
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Feb 10 2000 - Harold Edward Reynolds, 64, Concordia, died Sunday, January 23, 2000, at North Kansas City Hospital. He was born in Luxora, Arkansas, on April 17, 1935, the son of Alfred Reynolds and Lucille Parsons Reynolds. He married Alice D. Smart on March 2, 1957. He had worked for Stewart-Nattinger in Clinton and MoorMan Feeds for 32 years when he became a district sales manager. He attended the Faith Assembly of God Church in Concordia. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brothers, Alfred Reynolds, Jr. He is survived by his wife, Alice, of the home; two sons, Mark Reynolds and wife, Carol of LaMonte, and Gary Reynolds and wife, Kathy of Concordia; one daughter, Monda Reynolds of Warrensburg; one brother, Tom Reynolds of Linneus, and six grandchildren, Brandon Reynolds, Austin Reynolds, Denise Reynolds, Seth Reynolds, Mandy Reynolds and Jessica Reynolds. Memorial services were held at the Vansant-Mills Chapel on Wednesday, January 26.

REYNOLDS, Jack M. Sr.
1934-2000
Englewood Cemetery (R), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 24 2000 - Jack M. Reynolds, Lt. Col. (Ret.) MSWP, made his transition from this world to a much better one on January 6, 2000, at Golden Valley Hospital. He was born December 8, 1934, in Henry County, the son of Clyde B. and Helen Hand Reynolds. He was educated in the Windsor School System and Lincoln University in Jefferson City. Jack was with the Missouri State Water Patrol for 23 years. He retired in 1990 and returned to his home town of Windsor as chief of police where he served until becoming sheriff of Henry County in 1993. His achievements were many. He spent years helping to develop the Missouri State Water Patrol in to the professional organization it is today. He served as a boating law administrator on various committees that help set the standards of law on the federal level. On May 1, 1976, he married Pamela Crowder at Lake Ozark Christian Church in Lake Ozark. Jack was a member of the Christian Church of Clinton. He became active in Democratic politics at an early age and enjoyed being involved even has his deteriorating health restricted his activities. He was a life member of the Clinton Elks Lodge, Windsor Lions Club, Henry County democratic Club and the Windsor Odd Fellows. He was preceded in death by his father, Clyde B. Reynolds. Survivors include his wife, Pam, of the home; son, Jack, Jr., Gladstone; son, Vance, Clinton; mother, Helen Wood, Clinton; granddaughter, Tabi Bussey and husband, Brandon, Longview, Texas, and the children's mother, Mary Jo Embree Reynolds, Clinton. Also surviving are Bill and JoAnna Crowder, Larry and Sharon Crowder, Danny and Karen Crowder, Ron and Gloria Crowder, Debbie and David Burrow, Karen and Andy Lasswell and their families. A celebration of his life was held on January 8 at the United Methodist Church. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery.

REYNOLDS, L. E. "Gene"
1917-2003
Englewood Cemetery (R), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 17 2003 - L. E. "Gene" Reynolds, 85, Collins, died Wednesday morning, January 15, 2003. He was born near Gerster in St. Clair County on April 1, 1917, son of George and Jewel Reynolds. He was a veteran of World War II, having served as a scout on the Australian and New Guinea fronts and received a Purple Heart. He was an active member of and leader in the Collins Christian Church and formerly a member of the Deepwater Christian Church where he served as an elder for many years. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Rita June, and two sisters, Verlas Aldridge and Wilma Green. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Mary Hazel; two sons, Walter Reynolds and his wife Mary Ann, Clewiston, Florida, David Reynolds and his wife Janice, Springfield; six grandchildren, Joanna Daniels, Tucson, Arizona, Keith Reynolds, Phoenix, Arizona, Jason Reynolds, Warsaw, Megan Kilmer and Juli Reynolds, Springfield and Jared Reynolds, Columbia; three great-grandchildren, Kara Reynolds, Austin Reynolds, and Tristan Daniels; two brothers, Gerald Reynolds, Hillsboro, Texas, and Cleo Reynolds, Raymore, many nieces and nephews and numerous friends. Services will be Saturday, January 18, at the Collins Christian Church. Burial will be in Englewood Cemetery in Clinton.

REYNOLDS, Mary Jo
abt 1935-2010
Mary Jo Reynolds, age 75, of Clinton, MO, passed away on Thursday, December 16, 2010, at the Research Medical Center in Kansas City, MO. Mary was retired from Schreiber Food's, where she had worked for many years. She loved life and especially her two sons. Her two sons, Jack Reynolds of Rocky Mount, MO, and Vance Reynolds of Clinton, MO, survive Mary. The familys wishes were to have Mary cremated and a service scheduled at a later date.

REYNOLDS, Vernon C.
1918-2004
Macedonia Cemetery, Doyal Twp, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Feb 19 2004 - Vernon C. Reynolds, 85, Ozark and formerly of Rockville, died Tuesday, February 17, at Ozark Nursing and Care Center, Ozark. He was a retired bus driver. Funeral services will be Friday, February 20, in the Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel, Osceola. Burial will be in Macedonia Cemetery.

RHINEHART, Gilbert Charles
1927-2004
North Lawn Cemetery, Salem, Dent Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Nov 18 2004 - Funeral services for Gilbert Charles Rhinehart of Clinton, formerly of Salem, were September 23 at James and Gahr Mortuary in Salem. Interment was in North Lawn Cemetery. Mr. Rhinehart was born July 16, 1927, in Dent County to Charles and Hattie (Inman) Rhinehart. He married Dixie Raymond July 12, 1989. He was the father of four children. Mr. Rhinehart died September 19, 2004, at the age of 77 years, two months and four days. Survivors include his wife Dixie, Clinton; four children, Carol Faye Lorenz, Tempe, Arizona, Larry Rhinehart and wife Cindi, Monticello, Illinois, Joyce Dawson and husband Michael, Dayton, Ohio, and Kim Schaare and husband David, Kyle, Texas; three sisters, Laura Wright, Salem, Helen Gibbs, Geneva Putman and husband Gentry, all of Salem; one sister-in-law Mildred Rhinehart, Pevely; 10 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Preceding him in death were his parents; three brothers, Paul, Manford and Frank Rhinehart; one daughter Judy Rhinehart, and one son Gilbert Charles Rhinehart Jr. Mr. Rhinehart joined First Baptist Church of Salem at a young age. He worked on special road district before going into the service. He joined the First Calvary and went overseas to Japan during the Korean War. Mr. Rhinehart served in the United States Army from August 7, 1952, until July 20, 1954. He received an Honorable Discharge. Later Mr. Rhinehart worked for the Salem High School, was manager of the Western Auto Store in Warrensburg, was foreman of Clearfield Cheese Company in Clinton and retired from Gold Foundry of Clinton in 1989. After retiring he moved to the farm and enjoyed working in his vegetable garden and raising cattle.

RHOADS, Alney M., Judge
1821-1893
Englewood Cemetery (R), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Feb 25 1893 - One of Henry County's best citizens and president of the Henry County Bank, Judge A. M. Rhoades, died at his home south of Clinton Sunday morning with pneumonia. Born in Muhlenburg Co, Ky. Jan. 11 1821 and in 1854 came to Pettis county and the following year moved to the farm where he died. He was married in 1851 to Miss Susan Dickson of Ohio and they had nine children, two living, Jacob, a prosperous merchant at Deepwater, and Mrs. John Moyer. The will was read Wednesday in the presence of J. H. Hess and L. E. Grant. The estate is valued at $85,000, about two-thirds being in notes and currency, balance in real estate. Laid to rest in the Dunning cemetery, near his home.

RHOADS, Charles "C. L."
1951-2011
Charles Leo "C.L." Rhoads, age 60 of Deepwater, Missouri passed away Tuesday, December 20, 2011 at Golden Living Center-Westwood, Clinton. His wishes were to be cremated with no service. Charles Leo "C.L." Rhoads was born in Clinton, Missouri, September 19, 1951, the son of Robert E. and Bonnie L. (Cleveland) Rhoads. He was married to Cynthia Ann (Landes) Rhoads. He was a lineworker for a tractor company. C.L. was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Bonnie Rhoads; sister, Vickie and grandson, Jason Caldwell. He is survived by his wife, Cindy, of the home; two sons, Michael Buce of Topeka, Kansas and Jerry Martin of Montrose, Missouri; four daughters, Carmen Bristow, Crystal Wilson and Amy White all of Clinton and Sara Martin of Montrose, Missouri; two sisters, Kay Hart of Clinton and Beverly Fuller of Dodge City, Kansas as well as fourteen grandchildren.

RHOADS, Ervin Eunice
1934-1938
Englewood Cemetery (R), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Ervine Eunie Rhoads, four-year old son of Mr. and Mrs. H.F. Rhoads of Highway 13 about 1 1/2 miles south of Golden Gate church, died with summer complaint at the home of his parents at 2:00 a.m. Tuesday, May 10, following a week's illness in which his tender years were unevenly matched against the grim Reaper who with his sickle keen, cut this blossom, taking it to bloom again in Paradise. He was the baby of the family, a fair haired child, sweet and much loved, with four brother and sister at home, Glen, Earl, Vivian and Jewel, and one sister married, Mrs. Opal Elton, of Junction City, Kans. Two children have preceded Ervin in death. Funeral services were Thursday at Golden Gate church, with interment at Englewood. Consalus & Peck in charge.

RHOADS, Jennie SETTLES
1873-1897
Englewood Cemetery (R), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
The Clinton Eye, Clinton MO, Saturday, Sep 25 1897 - Mrs. A. Rhoads died at her home two miles north of this city last Wednesday evening at 6:45 o'clock of consumption. She had been in very poor health for two years. The funeral was preached at the home of the deceased last Thursday, after which the remains were interred in the Dunning cemetery - Deepwater World. -- The Clinton Eye, Clinton MO, Oct 8 1898 - A TOKEN OF REMEMBRANCE -- Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God. One year ago today, September 15th, 1898, the angel of death bore away the loved one whose memory we shall ever cherish, Jennie M. Rhodes, daughter of W. P. Settles and wife, E. J. Settles. Jennie was born Nov. 21, 1873, and lived that amiable life which drew to her friends of inbounding love.

RHOADS, John Alney
1871-1950
Englewood Cemetery (R), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
The Clinton Eye, Clinton MO, Thursday, Nov 30 1950 -- Funeral services were held Friday afternoon, November 24, at the Consalus Funeral Home, for John Alney Rhoads, 79, who died at the Clinton General Hospital on November 21, having been taken there two weeks prior. John Alney ("Al") Rhoads, the son of Jacob and Augusta Plecker Rhoads, was born June 12, 1871, in Henry County, near his farm north of Deepwater. He attended Lima rural school and in May, 1898, married Miss Maude Hanes, the ceremony taking place at the bride's home in Sedalia, Mo. A native Henry Countian, having lived in the same neighborhood all his life, Mr. Rhoads was a farmer and enjoyed the out-of-doors. The father of nine children, one of whom preceded him in death, he leaves besides his wife, the following children: Mrs. Roy Schmidt, Clinton; Floyd Rhoads with whom the deceased lived on the farm he owned; Clyde Rhoads, Stockton Calif.; Carroll Rhoads, Clinton, Mrs. G. H. Pickett, Hickman Mills; Woodrow Rhoads, Marysville, Calif.; and Clayton Rhoads, Kansas City. One daughter, Faye Rhoads, preceded him in death in 1924. Two of the sons, Clyde and Woodrow, were unable to be in Clinton for the funeral, as they reside in the flood-stricken area of California, where their homes were in peril from ravages of the swollen waters. Also surviving are a brother, Hardaman Rhoads, Clinton; three sisters, Mrs. Dessie DeArmond, Los Angeles, Calif., Mrs. Odie Wilson, Sacramento, Calif., and Mrs. Charlie Woods, Deepwater; 16 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

RHOADS, Lloyd James "Jim"
1931-2007
Fort Sill National Cemetery, Fort Sill, Comanche Co, OK
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 19 2007 - Lloyd James (Jim) Rhoads, 75, Chickasha, Oklahoma, and formerly of Clinton, died at his home in Chickasha, Tuesday, January 9, 2007. He was born May 2, 1931, in Columbus, Kansas, to Holland (Holly) and Inez (Kauble) Rhoads. He grew up in Clinton, graduating from Clinton High School in 1949. He served in the united States Marine Corps from December 1950 until December 1954, when he was honorably discharged. He worked for Clearfield Cheese Co. in Clinton as a truck driver for several years. He worked for Sun Oil Co. in Oklahoma as a truck driver, retiring after more than 25 years. On July 11, 1977, in Chickasha, he married Nadine Ferguson. He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister Doreen Ford, Clinton. He is survived by his wife Nadine, and two stepsons, Billy and James. Also surviving are his daughter Sharon Cline, Carthage; son Billy Rhoads, Clinton; brothers Marvin, Clinton, Russell, Westerville, Ohio, and a sister Shirley Doss, Acworth, Georgia. Funeral services were held in Chickasha at Ferguson Funeral Chapel on Saturday, January 13. A private interment was held in the Ft. Sill National Cemetery, Elgin, Oklahoma.

RHOADS, Lovell Marie TODD
1910-2003
King's Prairie Cemetery, Dallas Twp, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Aug 12 2003 - At the age of 93, Lovell Marie Rhoads died Thursday, July 17, 2003, at Golden Valley Hospital. The daughter of Bert E. and Stella Miller Todd, Lovell was born June 10, 1910, in St. Clair County. Lovell was a lifelong Clinton resident and member of the First Baptist Church of Clinton for more than 60 years. She retired from the Clinton School District in 1980 and went on to donate her time as a volunteer for the Samaritan Center and Golden Valley Hospital. Lovell was also a longtime member of the Past Nobel Grand Rebekah Lodge in Clinton. She is survived by her children, four sons, James L. Rhoads of Carbondale, Illinois, Harold H. Rhoads of Blue Springs. Ray A. Rhoads of Pleasant Hill and Robert L. Rhoads of Clinton, and one daughter, Pamela S. Mitchell of Clinton, as well as 18 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren. Lovell was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Howard G. Rhoads; daughter, Katherine Rhoads; sister, Dessie Fay Todd; brother, James Cecil Todd, and grandson, Phillip Lyle Rhoads. Funeral services were held at the Vansant-Mills Chapel Saturday, July 19. Burial was in the King's Prairie Cemetery, Osceola.

RHOADS, Maude Fannie HANES
1877-1950
Englewood Cemetery (R), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
The Clinton Eye, Clinton MO, Tuesday, Dec 29 1959 - Last rites for Mrs. Maude Rhoads, 82, widow of J. A. Rhoads, who died Dec. 22 in a nursing home at Independence, Mo., were conducted Dec. 24, at Consalus Funeral Home. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery. Maude Hanes, the second eldest of 11 children of Spencer and Evaline James Hanes, was born Jan. 8, 1877, at Sedalia, Mo., where she was reared and educated. All but three brothers preceded her in death, namely Herbert and Claude Hanes, Twin Falls, Idaho, and Cleve Hanes, Sacramento, Calif. On May 5, 1898, she married John Alney Rhoads and they settled on a farm near Deepwater Creek. in 1902 they moved into a new home they built on the adjoining home place, where they spent their married life. Ten children blessed this union, a daughter, Faye, preceding her in death in 1920 when fatally injured in a tragic auto accident. Her husband died in 1950, and since then she had spent her time in Kansas City near some of her children. In declining health for some time, she had resided the past two years in a nursing home in Independence where she succumbed from double pneumonia, having been critical since the previous Saturday. Mrs. Schmidt and Mr. Rhoads were at her bedside when death claimed her. Early in life she united with the Baptist Church in Sedalia, Mo. She is remembered as a devoted wife and mother, and for her friendliness and kindness to all. Her family and home were her chief interests, hence she was a wonderful homemaker and an excellent cook. She was always hospitable and delighted in the visits of relatives and friends. She leaves nine children, Mrs. Roy Schmidt and Raymond Rhoads, Clinton; Floyd, Kansas City, Kan.; Clyde, Mrs. Larry (Ruby) Carrigan, Carroll Rhoads, Clayton Rhoads, Kansas City, Mo.; Woodrow Rhoads, Chico, Calif.; Mrs. Griffith (Lois) Pickett, Hickman Mills; 18 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren; the three brothers, before mentioned; many other relatives and friends. Two grandchildren also preceded her in death.

RHOADS, Ronald L. "Ronnie"
1941-2006
Laurel Oak Cemetery (R), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Nov 27 2006 - Ronald L. Rhoads, 64, of Windsor, Missouri, died unexpectedly Tuesday morning, September 26, 2006, at the Western Missouri Medical Center, Warrensburg, Mo. He was born October 25, 1941, in Osceola, Mo., the son of Roma Leo Rhoads and Nellie Ethel (Livingston) Rhoads. On November 19, 1964, at his mother's home in Clinton, Mo., he married Carolyn Cay Peek, who survives of the home. Ronnie worked for Browning Van & Storage of Clinton, Mo., for 31 years. After his retirement from Browning, he drove a dump truck, for over 10 years with his own business, CR&R Trucking of Windsor. He loved watching his grandchildren play ball, playing spider solitaire on the computer, and enjoyed playing canasta with the neighbors. He also watched bull riding on television and enjoyed collecting pocket knives. In addition to his wife Cay, Ronnie is survived by a son, Ryan Rhoads and his wife, Nancy, Windsor, Mo., 3 grandchildren, Amber, Brendan and Coby; a sister, Barbara Hearn, Buckner, Mo., and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 3 brothers, Stan, Bob and Mack Rhoads. Funeral services will be Friday, September 29, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial will be in the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

RHODES, Dorothy F. EVANS
1921-2004
Sunset Hill Cemetery, Warrensburg, Johnson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Feb 25 2004 - Dorothy F. Rhodes, 82, Chilhowee, and Donna, Texas, died Monday, February 23, 2004, at the comfort Home in McAllen, Texas. She was born July 30, 1921, in Hamilton, the daughter of Ben and Nettie Evans. She was a homemaker and farm wife and a very active member of Chilhowee United Methodist Church. July 1, 1944, in Kansas City, Kansas, she married Marvin Rhodes, who survives of the home. Also surviving are a sister, nephews and nieces. Funeral services will be Saturday, February 28, at the Chilhowee United Methodist Church, with burial in Sunset Hill Cemetery in Warrensburg.

RHODES, Kathleen "Kathy" BLANK
1960-2005
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Feb 16 2005 - John Blank, Martha and Roger Williamson received word that their daughter, Kathleen (Kathy) Blank Rhodes, 44, died Monday, February 14, 2005, at her home in Owego, New York. She was born October 30, 1960, at Travis Air Force Base, California. Survivors include her husband Mark of the home and her parents; her father John Blank, Clinton, her mother and stepfather Martha and Roger Williamson of Clinton; one sister, Vonda Smith of Clinton and husband Chuck, of Cherry Point Marine Base in Havelock, North Carolina, and their children, Chelsie and Brandon; one uncle, Bob Tedrick, Kansas City; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Andrew and Janet Rhodes of Owego, New York, and their children, Elizabeth and Nathan; other relatives and close friends. Arrangements were made by the Stestey Monroe Funeral Home in Owego. She will be cremated and put to rest at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Owego, New York.

RHODES, Louise GRAY
1944-2012
Laurel Oak Cemetery (R), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Louise Rhodes, 67, of Windsor, Missouri, died Thursday, January 19, 2012, at St. Luke’s Hospital, Kansas City, Mo. She was born in Nevada, Mo., on July 6, 1944, the daughter of William Lewis Gray and Juanita Aldene (Graham) Gray. On August 22, 1964, at the Trinity Methodist Church in Appleton City, she married Ronald Dale Rhodes and he survives of the home in Windsor. Louise was a 1962 graduate of Appleton City High School. She then earned a Bachelor of Science in Education from Central Missouri State University (now University of Central Missouri) in 1966. After teaching one year in Appleton City, she began a 30-year teaching career in the Windsor School District, teaching English and Speech and Debate. After retiring from teaching in 1998, she served on the Advisory Committee of the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education for 2 years. In 2000, she returned to her educational passion as the W.H.S. Speech and Debate coach for 6 additional years. During high school she was the Worthy Advisor of Rainbow in Appleton City. She was a member of the Windsor United Methodist Church and the Tera Kidwell Circle of the church. She was also a member of Sigma Kappa, GFWC Keystone Club, Henry County Chapter of D.A.R., Chapter BA, P.E.O., Missouri State Teachers Association, Henry County Democrats, and the Speech and Theatre Association of Missouri, serving in various leadership positions in these organizations over the years. She was also a Single Diamond Coach of the National Forensic League. In addition to her husband, Ron, survivors include 3 daughters, Arianne Fortune and her husband Ron, of Gladstone, Mo.; Adrienne Albert and her husband Chris, of Liberty, Mo.; and Allison Rhodes of Windsor, Mo.; 3 grandchildren, Alexander, Hillary, and Connor, a half-sister, Frances Pounds, Redlands, California; a step-sister, Sheryl Hauch, Bucyrus, Mo.; a brother-in-law, Danny Rhodes and his wife Susan, of Mulberry, Kansas; and a sister-in-law Lindy Rhodes of Mulberry, Ks. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her step-father, Lawrence Ditty. Funeral services will be Tuesday, January 24, 2012, at the Windsor United Methodist Church. Burial will be in the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

RHODES, Richard Dale "Dick"
1941-2005
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Feb 8 2005 - Richard Dale Rhodes was born June 11, 1941, in Smithville, the son of Elmer and Thelma (Hines) Rhodes, and died at the Veterans Medical Center in Kansas City on January 20, 2005, at the age of 63 years. Richard was a veteran of the United States Air Force. He was married to Terry Jean Boyles April 24, 1981. He was an exterminator before he retired. He was a member of the Eagles Club in Clinton. Richard was preceded in death by his father Elmer Rhodes and a brother Rodger Rhodes. He is survived by his wife Terry of the home; his mother Thelma Brown, Globe, Arizona; his children Bill Rhodes and wife Vonda, Windsor, Curtis Rhodes of Centerview, Less Rhodes and wife Lorie, Chilhowee, Lori Moreland and husband Clifford, Wendi McGhee and husband Brian and Dustin Webb, all of Clinton; his brother Bud Rhodes, Globe, Arizona; his sisters, Linda of Salem, Rhonda of Holden, Beverly and Rosalie, both of Pueblo, Colorado, as well as a number of grandchildren. Funeral services were held at Vansant-Mills Chapel Monday, January 24. Burial was in Clinton Memory Gardens Cemetery.

RHODES, Robert Dean
1933-2002
Laurel Oak Cemetery (R), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, May 28 2002 - Robert D. "Bob" Rhodes, 68, Windsor, died Thursday evening, May 23, 2002, at the Windsor Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Windsor. He was born November 30, 1933, in Jackson County, the son of Marvin Albert Rhodes and Lula Dean (Smith) Rhodes. He was married to Shirley Jean Best. He was a police officer most of his life. He was an officer and detective with the Kansas City Police Department, a police officer in the cities of Windsor, Lincoln, LaMonte and Rich Hill and Chief of Police for the city of Green Ridge. He served in the United States Air Force during the Korean War. He was a member of the International Order of Odd Fellows, Windsor, #187, serving as a representative to the annual Grand Lodge, Meadow Queen Rebekah Lodge #528, charter member of Hell's Angels and a member of the Slow Turtles, both in the state of California, and Freedom of Road Riders. He is survived by three sons, Rocky D. Rhodes and wife Jeanne L. Rhodes, Independence, Robert D. Rhodes II and Harold E. Rhodes, both of Windsor; two daughters, Victoria V. Walters, Marshfield, Rhonda L. Rhodes, Windsor; a stepdaughter, Debie Nickles, Windsor; three grandchildren. Graveside funeral services were Tuesday, May 28, at the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

RHODES, Robert Dean II
1965-2005
Laurel Oak Cemetery (R), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Dec 14 2005 - Robert Dean Rhodes,II, 40, of Sedalia, Missouri, (formerly of Windsor, Mo.) died Saturday evening, December 10, 2005, on B Highway, rural Windsor, Mo. He was born November 14, 1965, in Kansas City, Mo., the son of Robert Dean Rhodes, I and Shirley Jean (Wolfe) Rhodes. Robert was a 1985 graduate of Windsor High School and served in the United States Army Reserves. He was the lot manager at Baker Car Corral, Sedalia, Mo., and also had worked at Tyson Foods in Sedalia and Cargill Foods in Fayetteville, Arkansas. He loved fishing, pontoon boating, backyard football, bowling, "redneck" pool parties, and building model cars and ships. Robert was a great Kansas City Chief's fan, but the most important thing to him was his love for his family. He was a member of Windsor IOOF Lodge 187 and American Legion Windsor Post #82. Survivors include a daughter, Jordan Rhodes, Holden, Mo.; Robert's long time fiance, Shannon Good, and her two children, Whitney Leann Good, Sedalia, Mo., and Christopher E. Good, Jr., Clinton, Mo.; two brothers, Rocky D. Rhodes, Independence, Mo., Harold E. "Tody" Rhodes, Windsor, Mo.; a sister, Rhonda L. Mitcham, Windsor, Mo.; a nephew, Zeb Mitcham; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by his father and mother. Graveside services will be Wednesday, December 14, at Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor, Mo.

RICE, Bernice L. ROBISON
1907-2003
Englewood Cemetery (R), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Oct 17 2003 - Bernice L. Rice, Clinton, died October 3, 2003, at the Golden Valley Hospital at the age of 96. She had resided for the past two years at the Gran Villas of Clinton. Bernice Robison was born September 22, 1907, near LaDue. She was the youngest of seven children of Thomas Wilkinson Robison and Mary Laminda Moreland Robison. Several themes run very consistently throughout Bernice's life. She loved the Lord. Her life revolved around the church calendar. She loved spending time with her family and friends. She was happiest when. she was helping someone. And she was very determined. When she made up her mind to do something, you'd save yourself a lot of time and effort by just getting out of the way. On May 8, 1927, Bernice married Bernard Rice. He was Bill to most everyone else, but was William to his wife. During their 65 years together they worked very hard. But they always made time for fun and friends, too. Their years together revolved around their church, family, friends. They both loved jokes (occasionally practical jokes) and would sometimes tell the same story together, much to the amusement of the listeners! Bernice was a devoted mother and was very proud of her children, Don and Bonnie. She was involved in their church and school activities. especially 4-H. In 2002 she received the "Most Experienced Volunteer" award from 4-H and was very. proud of that. When Bernice was in her mid 40's, she developed a burning desire to be a beautician. So, of course, she did it! After 10 years, she and Fern Cook opened a shop together. She thoroughly enjoyed her career and retired after 25 years in that field. She loved living in the house on South Second Street and threw herself into renovating it. She was proud of her creation. And enjoyed having lots of guests in the house. And it was good to be a guest in that house, because Bernice was a wonderful cook! Bernice doted on her grandkids, David, Diane and Allen. The arrival of her great-grandchildren ushered in a real renewal for her. Derek, Ryan, Katherine and Laura were her joy. Mamaw would hang out with the kids for as long as they were willing. Bernice was blessed to enjoy so many of her hobbies until her last days. She loved to play the organ at Drake's Chapel and at her home at the Gran Villas. She never learned to read music, but could play any tune that she knew. She also loved to travel and took lots of car trips in her life. She and Bill spent four summers with dear friends in Florida. Bonnie took her in recent years to New Mexico twice. Colorado was a frequent destination. Although it was much more about family and friends than travel, she spent last Labor Day Weekend at Bennett Springs with lots of family and friends. In 1999 she was named the Woman Of The Year for this district by the United Methodist Church. She also just loved to visit and keep up on people's lives. She was blessed by many visitors, including thoughtful nieces and nephews who always stayed in touch with "Aunt Bern". She was a faithful contributor to several charities, having a soft spot in her heart for children in need and veterans groups. She was generous with her time and talent and many little children did not go to bed hungry because of her generosity. Bernice was preceded in death by her parents and all of her siblings, Charles A. Robison, William R. Robison, Robert L. Robison, Mary Jane Robison, Olga Hull and Pauline Marks, and by her husband of 65 years, B.V. "Bill" Rice, and her son-in-law. Paul Pearce. She is survived by her children, Don Rice and his wife, Cleo, Clinton, and Bonnie Pearce of Kansas City; her grandchildren, Allen Rice, David Pearce and his wife, Carol, and Diane Barrow and her husband. Ed. all of Kansas City; her great-grandchildren, Derek and Ryan Pearce and Katherine and Laura Barrow of Kansas City. Certainly we will miss Bernice. Despite her age, she was active with her family and her community. She lived a long and happy life filled with purpose and helped so many people along the way. But we know she did not fear her own passing and is truly happy with the Lord right now.

RICE, Donald Gene
1931-2006
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Aug 28 2006 - Donald Gene Rice, 75, son of Arthur William and Audrey Mazella (Beard) Rice, was born August 24, 1931 in Appleton City and died at St. Luke's Hospital in Kansas City, August 25, 2006. He spent all of his life in the Appleton City area, except for the time spent serving in the Army during the Korean Conflict. On October 23, 1954, he married Dessa Mae McIntire in Osceola. He had been a member of Ohio Christian Church nearly all of his life. Preceding him in death were his parents; an infant son Roger Dale, and a special cousin Don Reasoner. Survivors include his wife Dessa Rice of the home; his four children, DeWane Rice, Joyce Snyder, Jimmy Rice and Kenneth Rice, all of Appleton City; his nine grandchildren, Becky McGinness, Dawn Mott, Deeanne Rice, Michelle Rice, Willy Snyder, Tyler Snyder, Katie Rice, Zack Rice and Emily Rice; five great-grandchildren, Jayden McGinness, Landon McGinness, Chase Mott, Addison Greathouse and Harrison Greathouse.

RICE, Janice Sue ELLIOTT
1939-1991
Laurel Oak Cemetery (R), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Janice Sue Rice, 52, Warrensburg, died Saturday, July 27, 1991, at Warrensburg Manor Care Center. She was born Feb. 13, 1939, in Windsor, the daughter of William D. Elliott and Jessie Crawford Elliott. She married Raymond D. Rice, June 1, 1957, in Windsor. Mrs. Rice was a member of the First Christian Church, the Business and Professional Women's organization, Windsor Rainbow Assembly No. 5 and the Grand Cross of Color of the Rainbow Girls. She had been office supervisor for KPL Gas Service Co. for 20 years. She retired in 1981. Survivors include her husband Raymond, Warrensburg; a son Kevin Rice, Spring Arbor, Mich.; a daughter Mrs. Rusty (Melissa) Bodenhamer, Lee's Summit; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Elliott, Windsor; a brother, Larry Elliott, Warrensburg; a sister, Marcia Geissinger, Boulder, Colo., and three grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday, July 30, at the First Christian Church. Graveside services were held at the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

RICE, Jay F.
1920-1991
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Jay F. Rice, 70, died Wednesday, Sept. 4, 1991 at Bothwell Regional Health Center. He was born Dec. 20, 1920 in Eliasville, Texas, son of Forrest Roscoe and Lena Lou Rabourn Rice. On May 22, 1941, in LaMonte, he married Marjorie E. Yankee, who survives of the home. Mr. Rice was a farmer. He had lived in the Green Ridge area most of his life. Other survivors include his mother of Windsor; two sons, Marvin J. Rice, Green Ridge, Melvin R. Rice, Sedalia; four daughters, Evelyn Hicks, Nora Lou Lemens and Jenelle Berry, all of Sedalia, Jayne Fletchall, Green Ridge; a brother Richard Rice, Green Ridge; nine grandchildren, several step-grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and several step-great-grandchildren.

RICE, Kelly Gene
1957-2008
Appleton City Cemetery, Appleton City, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Mar 3 2008 - Kelly Gene Rice, age 50, son of Charles Albert and Ila Mae (Greenwood) Rice, was born August 16, 1957 in Pittsburg, Kansas and passed away March 1, 2008 at his home in Appleton City, Missouri. Most of his life was spent in Pittsburg, Kansas and Nevada, Missouri before moving to Appleton City twelve years ago. Kelly attended the First Christian Church in Appleton City. He loved having his family around him, enjoyed fishing, camping and hunting, and had a wonderful collection of cookie jars. Preceding Kelly in death were his mother and ex-wife Alberta Rice. Survivors include his companion Nadine Richards of the home; his children, Kim Rice and Melissa Rice both of Coffeyville, Kansas, Charlie Rice, Roger Rice and Ila Rice all of Appleton City, Missouri; his father Charles Rice and wife Wanda of Cherokee, Kansas; one sister Becky Ross of Wichita, Kansas; one brother Craig Rice of Ft. Scott, Kansas; and seven grandchildren.

RICE, Robert F.
1924-1999
Englewood Cemetery (R), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Oct 19 1999 - Robert F. Rice, 74, Clinton, died early Monday morning, October 18, 1999, in Overland Park, Kansas. He was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church. He was an Army veteran of World War II and a sheet metal mechanic for TWA until his retirement in April 1986. Survivors include his wife, Esther, of the home; one son, David Rice of Blue Springs; four daughters, Ann Marie Mealman of Overland Park, Kansas, Donna Rice, Diann Rodriguez and Cindy Dowell, all of Lee's Summit; one brother, LeRoy Rice of Shawnee, Kansas; one sister, Joyce Mize of Hillsboro, Kansas, and six grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at the Trinity Lutheran Church on Thursday. Burial will be in Englewood Cemetery.

RICHARDS, Allan Thomas
1927-2001
Sunset Hill Cemetery, Potosi, Washington Co, MO
Clinton Daily Democrat, Jul 2 2001 - Allan Thomas Richards of Clinton, formerly of Potosi, died June 6, 2001, at his residence at the age of 73 years, 10 months and 19 days. He was born on July 18, 1927, at Potosi, a son of the late William James Richards and Sarah Irene Fowler Richards. Allan served his country in the United States Army during World War II. He was married to Helen Lewis in 1947 and two children were born to this union. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his second wife, Jacqueline; one son, Lonnie Richards; three sisters, Shirlean Henderson, Helen Richards and Lena Ann Richards; three brothers, Herbert, James and Albert Richards. Those who remain to mourn his passing are his daughter and son-in-law, Carolyn and Wallie Pereski of Moose Pass, Alaska; one granddaughter, Diana Pereski of Seattle, Washington; four brothers, Walter Richards and wife, Letty Mae of Mineral Point, Elmer Richards and wife, Loretta of Cadet, Ralph Richards and wife, Betty, Arcadia, and Eddie Richards and wife, Ruth, Richwoods; two sisters, Gearlean Ward and husband, James, Cadet, and Velma Thurmond and husband, John, Leasburg; nieces, nephews and many other relatives and friends, who will sadly miss him. Funeral services were conducted Monday, June 11, at the Britton Chapel, Potosi. Interment was in the Sunset Hill Cemetery, Potosi.

RICHARDS, Helen Elizabeth
1913-1991
Floral Hills Cemetery, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Mrs. Helen Elizabeth Richards, 78, Sedalia, died Sunday, September 15, 1991 at Bothwell Regional Health Center. She had been a merchandise buyer for the Jones Store Co. and Macy's. Mrs. Richards lived in Clinton from 1975-1980. She is survived by five brothers, and a sister. Funeral services will be Wednesday at Floral Hills Cemetery in Kansas City.

RICHARDS, Molly Belle GENTRY
1915-2005
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Mar 1 2005 - Molly Belle Gentry Richards, 89, died Sunday morning, February 27, 2005, at St. John's Hospital in Springfield from complications she suffered after a fall at her home in Elkton Wednesday night. Graveside services will be Wednesday, March 2, at Calhoun cemetery. She was born September 16, 1915, to Delmar and Bertha O'Dell Gentry and at six months was born prematurely at a birth weight of one pound. She had been a member of Calhoun Christian Church and for the last 10 years was a member of Elkton Christian Church at rural Flemington. In February 1946 she married Willard Lee Richards, who died from injuries received in a traffic accident in August 1994. She taught for 36 years in public rural and elementary schools in St. Louis County at Eureka, Deepwater and Calhoun. She earned her bachelor's degree in teaching by attending classes in the evenings and going back to college in the summers. She is survived by a nephew, Jerry Alan Gentry, and his wife Joan; a great-nephew Aaron and his wife Sheryl, and their son Anderson; an aunt Myrtle Workman and her sister-in-law Myrtle L. McCoy and husband Clarence, their daughters and husbands, children and grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her mother, father, husband and infant son.

RICHARDS, Willard Lee
1918-1994
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Willard Lee Richards was born October 22, 1918, near Urbana, to Jim and Maude Richards. He attended school there and made a confession of faith in Jesus Christ and joined the Hopewell Baptist Church of Urbana. He later joined the United States Army and served over four years in Alaska. He was a member of the VFW Post 1894 in Clinton. On February 3, 1946, he was married to Molly Belle Gentry at the Christian Church in Clinton. After a short time they made their home in Pacific, near St. Louis, where he worked for the railroad and Molly Belle taught school. They moved back to the farm near Clinton in 1964 where Willard worked for Alva Allen Industries awhile, then full time at home caring for a cow-calf operation. After retirement, he thoroughly enjoyed lots of time to hunt and fish and raise a big vegetable garden. He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters and two brothers. He is survived by his wife, Molly Belle, of the home; one sister, Myrtle McCoy of Flemington, several nieces and nephews and many friends. Mr. Richards was critically injured in an auto accident on Friday, July 15. He never fully regained consciousness and died Monday, August 29, at Research Medical Center in Kansas City. He will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him. Funeral services were Thursday, September 1, at the Consalus Chapel, Clinton. Burial was in Calhoun Cemetery.

RICHARDS, William Vernie "Bill"
1922-2013
Laurel Oak Cemetery (R), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
William "Bill" Richards, 91, of Sedalia, Missouri, formerly of Windsor, Mo., died Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at Four Seasons Living Center, Sedalia. He was born September 17, 1922, in Shelbina, Mo., the son of Vernie Richards and Ethel Mae (Mavis) Richards. On May 10, 1979, in Miami, Oklahoma, he married Evelyn Louise Anderson and she survives of the home. Mr. Richards served in the United States Navy for 20 years during World War II, serving on the USS Pennsylvania. He was a Pearl Harbor survivor, fighting on the deck of his ship as a gunner's mate during the attack. He was in the United States Naval reserves for 10 years. After his time in the service, Bill worked as a corrections officer in Jefferson City from 1964 to 1984 and then as a security guard for Western Electric in Kansas City, Mo., for 20 years before his retirement. Bill loved gardening and gave away lots of his vegetables to his friends and neighbors and was known as the "tomato man." He also enjoyed fishing, hunting and his dogs. He was a member of the Windsor VFW Post 2610. In addition to his wife, he is survived by 2 daughters, Sharon Krigbaum, Medford, Mo., Lisa England and her husband Eric, Sedalia, Mo.; a step-daughter, Linda Youngblood, Warrensburg, Mo.; 6 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Frances Melville, Houston, Mo.; 2 nieces, Linda Howard and her husband, Mark, Cabool, Mo., Barbara O'Neil and her husband Eugene, Sturgeon, Mo. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 2 sisters, Sarah Jean McCauley, Dorothy Manning; and a brother-in-law, Ted Manning. Graveside services will be Sunday, September 29, 2013, at Laurel Oak Cemetery.

RICHARDS, Yvonne ARNETT
1926-2004
Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, Kansas City, Wyandotte Co, KS
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Aug 3 2004 - Yvonne Richards, 78, Windsor, died Monday, August 2, 2004, at Golden Valley Hospital in Clinton. She was born June 30, 1926, in Wichita, Kansas, the daughter of Grove Cadamy Arnett and Eula Pearl (Hyatt) Arnett. On October 28, 1950, in Kansas City, she married Erwin Eugene Richards, who survives of the home. She worked at Katz, Skaggs and Osco drug stores in Kansas City, Kansas. she and her husband owned and operated a variety store and laundromat in St. Mar's Kansas, for five years before selling and moving to Marendo, Iowa, where they owned Richards Variety Store for 10 years. She was of the Baptist faith. In addition to her husband, she is survived by two daughters, Nancy L. Flatters and her husband, Jim, Windsor, and Linda Yvonne Columbus, Detroit, Michigan; a granddaughter, Elizabeth Anne Clayton; three great-grandchildren, Jesse Shane Flatters, Kristen Nicole Flatters and Lauren Elizabeth Troxel; a brother, John Hyatt Annett, Kenosha, Wisconsin; a sister, Hattie Delma Rae James, Tulsa, Oklahoma; numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and great-great-nieces and great-great-nephews. She was preceded in death by two children in infancy, Connie Elizabeth and Pamela Rae Richards; a half-sister Francis Faye (Arnett) Martin, and a great-nephew. Graveside services will be Thursday, August 5, at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Kansas City, Kansas.

RICHARDSON, Amos
1848-1902
Englewood Cemetery (R), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Missouri, Jan 11 1902 - Amos Richardson, born in Polk County near Humansville, Missouri June 17, 1848 and died at the age of 53 in Clinton Saturday morning, January 4, 1902 between nine and ten o'clock, after a serious illness of two or three weeks. For some time, his health had been poor, but at last Bright's disease, with complications, closed his earthly life. At about the age of 21, he was married to Miss Lee Ann Scroggins and lived in Johnson County, at Rose Hill, four or five years, then moved to Bates County, where his wife died. Of this union, two daughters were born, Miss Ora Richardson and Mrs. Josie Freeman. He lived in Clinton with his mother for some time and married Miss Hattie Schull. In two or three years she died, leaving a daughter, Daisy. In January 1886 he married Miss Alice Mefford and has been a well-known resident of Clinton ever since. A son, Fred, came to bless his home and is now a lad of about 15 years. For six years Mr. Richardson was city marshal in Clinton and for three years deputy sheriff. Since then, for six years, he was the proprietor of the Schull House, then last May he opened the hotel on Franklin Street, known as The Richardson. His heart and home welcomed many a lonely traveler on the road. In his home, he was gentle and kind. He united with a church in Johnson County in his early years, was not identified with any church in recent years, but had, in Clinton, made profession of faith in Jesus as his Saviour. The funeral was held in the First Baptist Church. Burial in Englewood, Knights of Pythias officiating.

RICHARDSON, Charles Lee
1931-2001
Englewood Cemetery (R), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Daily Democrat, Oct 15 2001 - Charles Lee Richardson was born June 16, 1931, at Knoxville, son of Verdis C. and Leona Mae Judd Richardson. He died September 28, 2001, at his home. Charlie very much enjoyed his family and friends. He was a sentimental, yet private person. Before retirement he was a very dedicated and respected master plumber. He was always willing to help others and if he said that he would do something, he would see that the job was completed. Charlie was very good at fixing things from toys and whatnots to appliances. Charlie enjoyed life, especially the outdoors. He liked to fish and watch the birds. Before his illness Charlie enjoyed going to the races with Bill Long during the summer. Every Wednesday, Charlie enjoyed watching cowboy westerns. While he wasn't fond of attending social gatherings, he very much enjoyed it when friends and family paid a visit to his home. Charlie was a much-loved husband, dad, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother and friend. He will be deeply missed by all. Preceding him in death were his parents; one son, Charles C. Richardson, and one daughter, Melody Brown. Surviving are his wife, Marylin; three sons, James Richardson, Sedalia, Joe Richardson, Hardin, Jack Richardson, Clinton; one daughter, Jennifer DeLapp and husband, John, Higginsville; two step-daughters, Sharon Cauthon, Clinton, and Amy Begemann and husband, Mark, Warrensburg; one sister, Cleta Allred, Henrietta; one brother, Wayne Richardson, North Kansas City; 11 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held October 2 at Consalus Chapel, Clinton. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery.

RICHARDSON, Derward Raymond
1918-1998
Englewood Cemetery (R), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Derward Raymond Richardson was born February 1, 1918, near Lowry City, to Raymond and Pearl Rosebaugh Richardson. On August 2, 1941, he married Ida Marie Stokes. To this union two children were born, Ellis Ray Richardson of Overland Park, Kansas, and Cherry Marie Thornton of Crystle Lake, Illinois. He is survived by two grandsons, J. Scott Richardson of Overland Park, Kansas, and David Ray Richardson of Edgerton, Kansas; one brother, Jack Richardson of Sheridan, Texas, and nieces and nephews. Preceding him in death were one granddaughter, Lorrie Ann Richardson and two sisters, Irene McMillian and Wanda Cavanaugh. Derward was a member of the Christian Church and served in the Navy during WWII. He lived and worked as a journeyman carpenter, building homes in and around Kansas City. He was a member of Carpenters Local #61 more than 50 years. He worked with a Boy Scout troop as a camp director. Derward enjoyed working with his hands, building, planting and tending his bee hives. He enjoyed his country home near Cleveland, Mo., before moving back to Clinton. late in the evening with his wife and old dog, Andy, he loved to stroll around to see how everything was doing. To him it was the perfect ending to the day. Funeral services were held at the Sickman-Dunning Chapel on Tuesday, September 15. Burial was in the Englewood Cemetery with grandsons and nephews J. Scott Richardson, David Richardson, John Waugh, James Stokes, Daniel Stokes and Michael Stokes serving as pall bearers.

RICHARDSON, Edith Carol
1951-1999
Deepwater Cemetery, Fairview Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Daily Democrat - Carol Richardson, 47, formerly of Deepwater, died Thursday evening. April 1, 1999, near Lebanon. She is survived by three children, Stephen Lee Herd of Collins, Scott Richardson and Nicole Richardson, both of Deepwater; her mother, Marie Richardson of Lebanon; six sisters, Jackie Milan, Dolly Crunk and Phyllis White, all of Deepwater, Jean Gloria and Vida Richardson, both of Lebanon and Kathy Mathena of Sleeper. Funeral services were held at the Sickman-Dunning Chapel Monday. April 5. Burial was in the Deepwater Cemetery. The family suggests memorial contributions to a fund for her youngest daughter, Nicole Richardson.

RICHARDSON, Edwin N. "Cotton"
abt 1935-2000
Clinton Daily Democrat - Edwin N. "Cotton" Richardson, 65, Clinton, died at his home in Clinton on Thursday, October 12, 2000. Memorial services will be held at the Vansant-Mills Chapel Monday at 7 p.m. He was a laborer with the Tri City Construction Company before he retired. He is survived by three sons, Scott Richardson and Rex Richardson, both of Clinton, and Mark Richardson of Lee's Summit; one daughter, Wendy Landes of Lee's Summit; three brothers, Garland Richardson of Calhoun, Sonny Richardson of Olathe, Kansas, and Pete Richardson of Nebraska; two sisters, Letha Goodrich of Calhoun and Omala Richardson of Kansas City, as well as six grandchildren.

RICHARDSON, Elizabeth Jane
1928-1929
Ladue Cemetery, Davis Twp, Henry Co, MO
The Clinton Eye, Clinton MO, Friday, Apr 5 1929 - DEATH OF BABY GIRL - Elizabeth Jane, the three and one-half months old baby daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Percy Richardson, died at the home of her parents on East Green Street Saturday at noon, after an illness of four days with pneumonia and abscess of the throat. She was a beautiful baby and her parents and relatives loved her so, but she is now safe in the arms of her Savior, free from all sorrow and pain. Saturday afternoon she was taken to the home of her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Holmes, in the southwest part of town, by her parents and grandfather, Harrison Richardson, and the funeral services were held Sunday afternoon and the little body laid to rest in the LaDue Cemetery.

RICHARDSON, Emma May FINKS
1875-1927
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Calhoun MO - Mrs. Richardson's Obituary - Emma May Finks, daughter of Milton D. and Betty F. Finks, was born near Calhoun, Missouri, June 21, 1875, and finished her earthly pilgrimage triumphantly at the family home in Calhoun, December 9th, 1927 at 10:15 a.m. She was converted and joined the Methodist chuch, South, soon after she was 12 years of age. She united in marriage with B. F. Richardson, April 4th, 1900, and to this union five children were born, being William, who preceded her in death eight years; Clay, Hazel, Betty and Lillian. Her husband, children, and her sister, Mrs. C. N. Richardson of Hughesville, and her brother, L. N. Finks of Muskogee, Okla., were all present at her passing. But she has builded a monument of memory that will live on forever, for she was at all times a good neighbor, a true friend, a patient loving wife and mother; never complaining about her suffering, but always trusting God. Calling loved ones and friends to her bedside, she gave them wonderful words of love, advice and comfort which can never be forgotten. Her beautiful thoughts were: "May the Sunlight of His love shine through the canopy of Heaven, making your days happy on this green garden of His." A dear one from us had gone, A vioice we loved is stilled, A place is vacant in her home Which never can be filled. She longed for the land where partings are o'er, And death and the tomb divide hearts no more. Of what a glorious exchange for a Christian to leave this world of sin, suffering and temptation for the Holy atmosphere of Heaven. Thus closes a beautiful life. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, December 11th, at the Methodist church. Interment was made in the Calhoun cemetery by the side of her son William.

RICHARDSON, Frank
d: 1893
Ladue Cemetery, Davis Twp, Henry Co, MO
The Clinton Eye, Clinton MO, Saturday, Feb 18 1893 - Saturday morning, the 8th, Frank Richardson died of pneumonia, after a short sickness of 4 days. His remains were interred in the LaDue cemetery Monday evening.

RICHARDSON, John W.
n/a-1886
Oak Grove Cemetery, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
The Clinton Eye - John W. Richardson, while bathing in Grand River near the rail-road bridge last Sabbath, August 29, 1886, and being unable to swim, was drowned before aid could be given. A wife and three children are left to mourn his untimely loss.

RICHARDSON, Lorene F.
1920-1998
Englewood Cemetery (R), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Daily Democrat - Lorene F. Richardson, 78, Clinton, died Tuesday evening, April 28, 1998, at the Golden Valley Hospital. She is survived by her sister, Juanita Moree, of the home. Funeral services will be held at the Sickman & Dunning Chapel, Friday, May 1. Burial will be in Englewood Cemetery.

RICHARDSON, Mary Elizabeth HOLLAND
1840-1928
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Mrs. M. E. Richardson died at her home in Calhoun Saturday, May 19th. She had been in failing health for many years, and death came as a release of early sufferings. Mary Elizabeth Holland was born March 26th, 1840, near Morgantown, West Va. She was a delicate girl. She attended the subscription schools when she was able, but most of the time had a private tutor. Nobody would have thought she would have lived to be 88 years old. She was married March 20th, 1862, to Francis Blackshere Richardson, on the old Virginia homestead. In April, 1869, her husband came to Henry county, putting in a crop on what was then known as the Bledsoe Mound, near Lucas. That fall he returned to West Virginia and in October that year, with their two small boys, they came to Henry county, which had since been their home. At first the family lived with friends until March, when they moved to a tenant house on the farm, living there several years, then bought a farm near George school, until they purchased a farm two miles west of Calhoun, where they built an attractive modern home and reared their family. After their sons were married they rented the farm and moved to Clinton living there until their health became so poor, their sons had them move to Calhoun where they could care for them. Her husband died several years ago. In her girlhood she made a number of applique quilts of beautiful and rare designs. this was the way the young girls amused themselves then, instead of running around like now. One is put together with muslin, which cost 75 cents a yard, which shows how cheap by comparison muslin is today. She is survived by the following children: L. L. and B. F. Richardson, Calhoun; L. C. Richardson, Calhoun; C. N. Richardson, Hughesville. She also leaves a number of interesting grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. She was a devoted member of the M. E. church, doing much good in the cause of her Master. She is the last member of her family to go. Her funeral services were conducted at the Calhoun Methodist church. Interment in the Calhoun cemetery beside her husband.

RICHARDSON, Ruth Marie "Ruthie" MILAM
1942-2004
Laurel Oak Cemetery (R), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 1 2004 - Ruth Marie "Ruthie" Richardson, 62, Windsor, died early Wednesday morning, March 31, 2004, at Golden Valley Hospital, Clinton. She was born February 7, 1942, in Warsaw, the daughter of Bert Claude Milam and Opal Marie (Brown) Milam. She worked as a certified nursing assistant for the former Resthaven Nursing Home for several years. She was also a bartender at the former J.R. Saloon in Windsor and for the last five years had been a cook at Windsor Health Care and Rehabilitation Center. Survivors include a son, David Houk, Windsor; a daughter, MaDonna Mackenzie and husband Mack, Windsor; a granddaughter, Miya Berube and husband B. J., Warsaw; three great-grandchildren, Tre, Katelynn and Jacob; a brother, Leroy Milam, state of Arizona; a sister Jewell Benner, Neosho, several nieces and nephews and numerous other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters. Funeral services will be Friday, April 2, at Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial will be in Laurel oak Cemetery, Windsor.

RICHARDSON, William Finks
1902-1919
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Dec 1919 - A Young Life Ended - The home of Brice F. Richardson and wife of Calhoun, had the saddest Christmas of all their lives last week, because the death Angel had visited their home and took their eldest son, William Finks Richardson. He had been in poor health for some months and had lost his appetite completely. He gradually lost strength, as he was unable to eat. The case baffled home physicians and Dec. 17, his father took him to a Kansas City hospital. On examination there, it was found that he had so little blood that a transfusion of blood would be necessary to build up his strength before he could be operated upon for tumor of the stomach. So his mother, brother and sister, uncle and cousins all went, willing to give their blood that this dear young life might be spared. It all availed nothing and the night of Dec. 23rd his spirit left its earthly dwelling place. He was born 17 years ago last summer at the home of his maternal grandparents, M. D. Finks and wife, west of Calhoun. Then afterwards he lived several years at the home of his parental grandparents, F. B. Richardson and wife west of Calhoun. So when a tiny chap he endeared himself in their hearts and the blow of his death falls almost as heavy on them as on his parents, as this is the first death in their family of four sons and 15 grandchildren. William moved to Calhoun, with his parents, B. F. Richardson and wife, when his father became the cashier of the People's Bank at Calhoun. He got his grade school education there and started to High school, when he came to Clinton about the middle of last year, as he was eager to make four years work in three, so he could go to college, then take up his life work. He was more than ambitious and when so ill, was eager to have the operation, so that he could get back to school and do and study the things he loved. He was of the best type of young American manhood - gentle in manner, yet with high spirits, possessing an indomitable courage. He was converted several years ago and united with the M. E. church at Calhoun. He put into every day practice the teachings of the Master and his life became one of real ministry by this we mean helpfulness. He could not bear to wound another's feelings and would not see an animal hurt or abused. When about he was ever ready to lend his hand to any task. In speaking of him his grandmother said: "I shall miss him so. When he was here, he always wanted to help me with the dishes or sweeping or anything." He was held in the highest respect by his comrades at school, as they knew he was ever on the right side. His face showed the intellectual type with his wide, high forehead. He was eager to learn and very studious, grasping the hardest problems quickly. He had the highest respect and esteem of his teachers, and at the time of his death was a Junior in the Clinton High school. Words cannot comfort these dear loved ones in this hour. Only the Comforter can ease the pain. He leaves both father and mother, one brother, Clay, three sisters, Hazel, Bettie and Lillian, all at home. His body was brought to Calhoun and on Christmas day and laid to rest in the Calhoun cemetery.

RICHERT, Arlene Jean KLIETHERMES
1953-2006
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Dec 18 2006 - Arlene Jean (Kliethermes) Richert, was born June 24, 1953, to Anthony (Bob) and Dorothy Kliethermes of Union, and died Saturday, December 16, 2006, after a long battle with cancer. After receiving her college degree in social work, she went to work for the Missouri Division of Family Services handling child abuse and neglect cases. She married Norm Richert on June 6, 1977. After her children went to school, she worked at the Voluntary Action Center and later Parent Link, again helping families and children. She was a member of the Friday Night Dance Group and the Saturday Nighters. She was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church and the Ladies Auxiliary of the Knights of Columbus Council 1529. She is survived by her husband Norm Richert, Columbia; son Jonathan Richert, Norfolk, Virginia; daughter Jennifer Greenlee, Fulton; son-in-law Matthew Greenlee; grandson Benjamin Greenlee; parents, Dorothy and Anthony Kliethermes of Union; brothers, Tony and Dean Kliethermes of Washington; sisters, Brenda Bolte of Union and Michelle Fanning-Jacobs, Columbia, and many aunts, Uncles, nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be Wednesday, December 20, at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church.

RICHERT, Herman Fred
1916-2004
Englewood Cemetery (R), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jul 2 2004 - Herman Fred Richert, 88, Urich, died at 8:20 a.m. Sunday, May 30, 2004, at Clinton Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Clinton. He was born in Wirth, Arkansas, January 15, 1916. He was the son of the late Ernest and Anna Semrau Richert. He married Madge Phillips Potter on April 23, 1944, who preceded him in death on October 19, 1981. On June 5, 1982, he married Verna Sophia Nichaus Kee. Herman was preceded in death by his parents; first wife Madge; a son George Potter; one brother, William Carl Richert, and one sister Minnie Richert Weerts. He is survived by his wife Verna, of the home; one son Scott Kee of San Antonio, Texas; a daughter, Vonna Lee Reynolds and husband James, Sun City, Arizona; one daughter-in-law, Joanne Potter of Lee's Summit; one brother Henry Richert of St. Louis; one brother-in-law Wilmer Nichaus of Dexter; one sister-in-law Ruby Richert; 10 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and 10 great-great-grandchildren. He also leaves many other relatives, friends and church family. He was a member of the Golden Valley Seventh Day Adventist Church, Clinton. Herman Richert was loved very much by everyone. He will be missed. Funeral services were held at the Seventh Day Adventist Church, Clinton, Thursday, June 2. Burial was in the Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

RICHERT, Ruby Belle HICKS
1916-2007
Deepwater Cemetery, Fairview Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Ruby Belle Richert, age 90 of Clinton, Missouri passed away Monday, February 26, 2007 at Beverly Living Center-Westwood, Clinton. Funeral services will be Friday, March 2, 2007 at Trinity Lutheran Church, Clinton with burial in Deepwater Cemetery, Deepwater. Ruby was born in Thayer, Arkansas. She was married to William Carl Richert who preceded her in death in 1963. She was a telephone operator for United Telephone Company in Clinton and Warrensburg before she retired. She was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church, Clinton. She is survived by two son, William Wayne Richert of Overland Park, Kansas and Norman Dale Richert of Columbia, Missouri; three grandchidren, Nickole Leigh Beseau, Jonathan William Richert and Jennifer Michelle Greenlee and two great grandchildren, Benjamin Matthew Greenlee and William Michael Greenlee.

RICHERT, Verna Sophia NIEHAUS KEE
1917-2015
Englewood Cemetery (R), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Sep 29 2015 - Verna S. Richert, 98, Urich, died Sunday. September 13. 2015, at Clinton Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, Clinton. Verna was born June 2, 1917, in Dexter, the daughter of Henry and Sophia (Lowenstein) Niehaus. Verna worked as a seamstress in the textile industry. She was an avid gardener and loved to share homemade treats, such as her zucchini bread and apple pies, which she was famous for making. She also enjoyed canning, charity work and writing and receiving letters from her dear friends. Verna was a member of the Golden Valley Seventh-day Adventist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husbands, Francis Kee and Herman Richert, and four siblings, Wilmer Niehaus, Mable Nieman, Marie Cunningham and Walter Niehaus. Survivors include her son, Scott Kee of Spring Branch, Texas; three grandchildren, Brian Kee, Kelly Shearer and Jacinda Kee, and two great-grandchildren, Brooke Moran and Peyton Shearer. Funeral services were held September 16 at Vansant-Mills Chapel, Clinton. Interment was in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

RICHESON, Abel Harden
1894-1927
Maplewood & Brownington Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Oct 1927 - Abel Harden Richeson, son of Matt and rose Richeson, was born in St. Clair county, Mo., September 27th, 1894, and died at the home of his father in Brownington, November 10, 1927, age 33 years, 1 month and 13 days. Abel had heart trouble last July, which later developed into dropsy, bringing on the end about 11 o'clock Thursday evening. He spent his entire life in the home with his parents. The first years were spent in St. Clair county. they later moved to Bates county, where they resided eight years. They moved into Brownington, however, about nine years ago, where they have continued to reside. He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Matt Richeson; three brothers and six sisters as follows: Geo. Richeson of Pittsburg, Kans.; Mrs. Artie McGlade, Deepwater; Mrs. Elmer Lakey of Avondale, Mo.; Mrs. Emery Lopp, of Caney, Kansas.; Leo Sterling (Joe) Richeson, Deepwater; John, Sena, Bertha and Jocie, all of the home. Abel was converted at the Walker meetings at Clinton, some three years ago, and soon afterwards joined the Baptist church at Brownington, which relation he held faithful until the time of his death. The funeral services were held at the Brownington Baptist church, Friday afternoon, and the body was tenderly laid to rest in the Brownington cemetery near by, to await the resurrection of the dead.

RICHESON, Agnes L. DODSON
1901-1995
Maplewood & Brownington Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Agnes L. Richeson was born December 16, 1901, and died September 17, 1995, at Golden Valley Hospital. Agnes was the second child of Tom and Bessie Sharp Dodson. She was born near Brownington. December 25, 1926, Agnes Dodson married Estell Richeson at the parsonage home of Rev. Walkup at Deepwater. Agnes was a member of United Valley Center Church and a member of the Ladies Aid. she was a good and loving wife to Estell for over 68 years. Her survivors are her husband Estell, of the home; a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Sourrvine and Eunice Brady, all of Independence, Grace Dodson of Clinton; 10 nephews and 14 nieces. Her parents, two sisters, and two brothers preceded her in death. Services were conducted at the Sheldon-Goodrich Funeral Home in Osceola. Burial was in Maplewood Cemetery, Brownington.

RICHESON, Don L.
1934-2004
Missouri Veterans Cemetery, Springfield, Greene Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Sep 7 2004 - Don L. Richeson, 70, died peacefully in his home in Springfield Monday, August 9, 2004. He was born April 8, 1934, in Brownington, to Arthur and Ruth Richeson. He graduated from Deepwater High School in 1951. He enlisted in the United States Navy in January 1952 where he served in the Korean War. Upon being discharged from the Navy in 1955, he went to Kansas City where he became employed by Union Pacific Railroad. He was transferred to Springfield in 1968 and worked for them until he became disabled in 1977. Don married his wife, Coleen (Hinds) on July 20, 1963, in Kansas City and to this union one son was born. Don was preceded in death by his parents, Arthur and Ruth, and his stepfather Elmer Hickman. Don was a devoted husband, dad, papa, brother, uncle and friend. His warm smile and witty humor made everyday with him a pleasure. He is survived by his wife Coleen; son Tim and wife Anne, and granddaughter Josie Lee, Broken Arrow, Oklahoma; two brothers and their wives, Edward and Peggy Richeson of Independence and Bill and Nancy Richeson of Deepwater; one brother-in-law Paul Hinds of Joplin, and four nephews and six nieces. Memorial services were held Friday, August 13, in Gorman-Scharpf Funeral Home, Springfield. Inurnment with full military honors followed in Missouri Veterans Cemetery, Springfield.

RICHESON, Estell E. "Red"
1903-2004
Maplewood & Brownington Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Feb 16 2004 - Estell "Red" E. Richeson, 100, Lowry City, a retired MFA grain mill grinder, died Saturday, February 14, 2004, at Truman Lake Manor, Lowry City. Funeral services were 2 p.m. Monday, February 16, at the Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel, Osceola. Burial was in Maplewood Cemetery, Brownington.

RICHESON, Larry E.
1947-2001
Clinton Daily Democrat, Sep 13 2001 - Larry E. Richeson, 53, Independence, died Tuesday, September 11, 2001, at Independence Regional Health Center. A graveside service will be Saturday, September 15, at Buckner Hill Cemetery. He was born November 3, 1947, in Clinton, to Rolla Sylvester and Thelma Elizabeth Richeson. He was a Navy veteran of the Vietnam War and worked as a machine operator at Lake City Ammunition Plant. He is survived by his former wife, Linda Richeson of the home; son, Larry Robert Richeson of Independence; sisters, Betty Stapleton of Buckner, Peggy Croghan of St. Louis, Debbie Knox of Grain Valley, Mildred Brownlee of Raytown, and Georgia Lawson of Clinton; four nephews and two nieces. He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, James Francis Richeson; a brother-in-law, Gerald Stapleton.

RICHESON, Roger Gene Rev.
1936-2001
Englewood Cemetery (R), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Daily Democrat, Dec 13 2001 - Rev. Roger Gene Richeson, 65, Eufaula, Alabama, died Monday, December 10, 2001, at a hospital there. Graveside services will be held Saturday, December 15, at Englewood Cemetery. He was born September 18, 1936, at Deepwater, son of Luther Charles and Ella Elizabeth Sheperd Richeson. He was an avid golfer and member of the Eufaula Kiwanis. He retired from the Kansas City Police Department as a sergeant after 25 years. He served as pastor of the Liberty, White Oak and Washington Street United Methodist churches. Survivors include his wife, Sue, of the home; three daughters, Debra Weaver, Kansas City, Cynthia Hicks, Lowry City, Kelley Sanders, Raymore; seven grandchildren, three great-grandchildren; aunts, Peggy Wilbanks, Panama City, Florida, Bertha Stanley, Clinton, along with several cousins.

RICHESON, Sabra ROSBRUGH
1891-1997
Appleton City Cemetery, Appleton City, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Sabra (Rosbrugh) Richeson was born November 26, 1891, and died June 14, 1997, in Girard, Illinois, at 105 years of age. She was born near Taberville, the youngest of four children of William S. Rosbrugh, Sr. and Sarah Elizabeth (Allison) Rosbrugh. Sabra, with her family, regularly worshipped God in the Mt. Zion Methodist Church near their farm house. Her grandparents helped build the church which still stands and continues to be used for Christian worship each Sunday. Sabra professed faith in Christ at the age of nine and became a member. At age six she started attending the rural Hoover School near her home. As a late teenager she continued her education at the Appleton City Academy and Warrensburg State Teachers College. She was a school teacher in the one-room rural schools for four winters before marriage. May 9, 1916, she married Willard Richeson with the wedding conducted in the same house where she was born. They made their home on the St. Clair-Henry County line in rural Deepwater. Sabra built her home on her faith in God and attended the Pleasant Valley Baptist Church with her husband, Willard, and his family. Willard's father, Wood Richeson, helped his father, brothers and uncle's family build the Pleasant Valley Baptist Church building. This building still has a group of worshipers meeting there each Sunday. Both buildings stand as a monument of God's grace and the faithfulness of His children. Sabra loved to teach children, always a Sunday school teacher and for several years had a Bible club in her home for the neighborhood children. She taught in vacation Bible school the last time during the summer when she was 100 years old. Sabra was preceded in death by her husband; her brothers, John and William Jr., and her sister Alma. Survivors include her daughters, Mrs. Elizabeth Skaggs of Girard, Illinois, and Mrs. Doris Hilty of Downey, California; seven grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and nine great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were at the Pleasant Valley Baptist Church, Deepwater, Wednesday, June 18. Burial was in Appleton City Cemetery.

RICHESON, William Aaron
1935-2006
Maplewood & Brownington Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Dec 27 2006 - William Aaron Richeson, son of Arthur James and Ruth Belle (Furcht) Richeson, was born December 18, 1935, in Brownington, and died at Golden Valley Hospital, Clinton, on November 17, 2006, at the age of 70 years. Bill was married to Nancy Lee (Paul) Richeson. He was a mechanics inspector for TWA for 37 years, retiring in 1990. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Clinton. He was also a member of Westport Masonic Lodge 340 in Independence and the IAM Union 1670 of Kansas City. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother Donald Lee Richeson. Bill is survived by his wife Nancy Lee Richeson of the home; one son Steven Richeson and wife Kimberly Ann, Deepwater; two daughters, Teresa Kay Clarizio and husband Daniel Joseph, Fiddleton, California, and Renee Rachelle Reilly and husband Daniel, Knoxville, Tennessee; one brother Edward Richeson and wife Peggy, Independence, and one sister-in-law Coleen Richeson of Springfield, as well as five grandchildren, Marcella Anne Clason, Aaron Lee Richeson, Clinton James Richeson, Michael Joseph Clarizio and Olivia Mae Reilly. Funeral services were held at Vansant-Mills Chapel on Tuesday, November 21. Interment was in Maplewood Cemetery, Brownington.

RICHEY, Alfred John Jr.
1925-2007
Missouri Veterans Cemetery at Higginsville, Lafayette Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Sep 4 2007 - Alfred John Richey Jr. was born November 16, 1925, in St. Louis, son of Alfred John Richey Sr., and Eva Mae (Owens) Richey. He died at 11 a.m. Saturday, September 1, 2007, in his home, surrounded by family. On November 24, 1947, he married Betty Jean Heiple, who died in February 1953 following a battle with cancer. On July 26, 1954, he married Ruth Marie Houston, Des Moines, Iowa, who survives of the home. Survivors include seven sons, Stanley E. Richey, Ronnie W. Richey and his wife Peggy, Dennis L. Richey Sr. and his wife Vickie, all of Warrensburg, Louis E. Richey and his wife Joann, LaMonte, Marvin J. Richey and his wife Patty, Clinton, Darrel Richey and his wife Joyce, Leeton, and Gary A. Richey, and his wife Diane, Calhoun; one brother John Stanley Richey, Warrensburg; one sister Margaret V. Walz of Lee;s Summit and 16 grandchildren, four step-grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, 11 step-great-grandchildren, whom he loved very much. He was preceded in death by his father Alfred John Richey Sr., and mother Eva Mae Richey; one son in infancy; one sister Eva Rovella Howe, and a brother in infancy. At age 18 in 1942, he went in the Army in World War II. He served three years and nine months with an honorable discharge. During this time he was stationed in Germany, France, Austria and Czechoslovakia. He spent his working life at Old American Roofing Co. in Kansas City. He then owned and operated Richey's Auto Salvage for many years, until his health failed him. He was a licensed minister with the Assembly of God and the Pentecostal Church of God and pioneered and pastored several small churches. He preached revival at different churches, playing his guitar and singing. He loved taking his children and grandchildren to church. He was a very hard worker and provider. He loved all his family and friends. Funeral services will be Wednesday, September 5, at Sweeney-Phillips & Holdren Funeral Home in Warrensburg. Burial will follow at Missouri Veterans Cemetery, Higginsville.

RICHEY, Irvin Wayne
abt 1940-2004
Mount Zion Cemetery, Osage Twp, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jun 1 2004 - Funeral services for Irvin Wayne Richey, 64, Lowry City, will be Wednesday, June 2, at Sheldon-Goodrich Funeral Home, Osceola, with burial in the Mt. Zion Cemetery, Rockville.

RICHMAN, George W.
1848-1925
Maplewood & Brownington Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Nov 1925 - Brother George W. Richman was born in Douglas County, Ill., December 5th, 1848. He was married to Mary Francis Hunter in the fall of 1882. To this union were born five children - two sons and three daughters - A. D. Richman of Deepwater; Mrs. C. W. Hamilton of Oklahoma City, Okla.; Mrs. H. L. Jackson, Brownington; Mrs. Lee Moutrey, Clinton, and another son in California who did not get here, and whose name we failed to get. He leaves a wife, five children, sixteen grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and a host of friends to mourn his home going. He departed life at his late home some three miles southeast of Brownington, Nov. 6th, 1925. He was 77 years, 1 month and 1 day old when he left us. Uncle George had lots of friends. He was kind hearted and very generous. The better you knew him the more we admired him. He had been a member of the Mt. Zion M. E. church for a number of years. On Saturday at 2:30 p.m., Nov. 7th, 1925, in the midst of an awful blizzard, the writer conducted his funeral in the Presbyterian church at Brownington. After the services he was buried in the Brownington cemetery near by. The way the people came out in such a storm as was upon us, said to me, "Uncle George has lots of real friends in Henry county." - J. M. Ramsey

RICHTER, Francis Leo "Frank"
1921-1992
St. Marys Cemetery, Montrose, Deepwater Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Francis (Frank) Leo Richter, son of Ben H. and Johanna (Blomert) Richter was born May 15, 1921, at Montrose and died August 6, 1992, at Ellett Memorial Hospital in Appleton City at the age of 71 years. He attended St. Mary's and Lookout schools. In his late teenage years he went to Iowa, where he worked on farms, helping feed cattle and working during the corn husking season. He came back to Kansas City and worked for a time at Cudahay meat packing plant. In August 1942 he entered the Army. He received the Philippines Liberation and Asiatic-Pacific Theater ribbons and two battle starts. He was honorably discharged on October 6, 1945. He was a charter member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Montrose. He was a member of the United Mine Workers Union. He was a member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. On April 7, 1947, he was united in marriage to Joan Swaters. To this union were born four sons, Michael, Daniel and Robert Richter, all of Montrose, also Paul Anthony Richter, who passed away February 16, 1976, at the age of 20 years. Frank worked as a coal miner for 40 years, having worked for Sinclair Coal, where he pulled drills with a team of large dapple gray horses. Then he worked at Zink's Coal Mine, and the Gus Anderson Coal Mine, both at Appleton City. In 1949 he began work at the Pioneer Mine at Appleton City, working there until the mine closed in 1964. In 1965 he went to work for Peabody Power Mine at Montrose, where he worked until his retirement in 1987. Although a miner, he never lost his love for farm life, and loved working with animals. He was a kind friend and loved to help others. He was preceded in death by his parents, one son, three brothers and two sisters. He is survived by his wife, Joan; three sons; three grandchildren, Troy and Dawn Richter, Renee Simmermon, and beloved granddaughter-in-law, Troy's wife, Cheryl. A brother, Joe Richter, Tightwad; six sisters, Viola Daldrup, Holden, Marie Nass, Simi Valley, California, Catherine Putthoff and Fern Hake, both of Montrose, Ruth Atkins, Kansas City, and Marjorie Humphrey of Anchorage, Kentucky; also many nieces and nephews and several great- and great-great-nieces and nephews, and many friends. Rosary services were Sunday, August 9, at the church. The funeral mass was celebrated August 10, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church with burial in the St. Mary's Cemetery.

RICHWINE, Ruby Pearl HARMS
1920-1992
Laurel Oak Cemetery (R), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Ruby Richwine, 72, of Windsor, died Tuesday, September 1, at Westwood Nursing Center in Clinton. She was born July 25, 1920 in Beaman, Mo., the daughter of Edward Peter Harms and Cora Elizabeth Cassidy Harms. On May 22, 1941, in Sedalia, she married Roy L. Richwine, who survives of the home. Mrs. Richwine was a cook for the Windsor School system for 25 years before retiring in 1982. She was a member of the Windsor United Methodist Church, where she taught Sunday School from 1965 to May of 1989. In addition to her husband, she is survived by a daughter, Carol Acker of Windsor; 2 sons, Larry Richwine and Rick Richwine, both of Windsor; 10 grandchildren; 1 great-granddaughter; 3 sisters, Hazel Reed, Lorena Sprinkles, and Elsie Smithers, all of Sedalia, and a number of nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, a son, William, in June of 1982, one brother and two sisters. Funeral services will be Thursday, September 3, at Hadley Funeral Home in Windsor. Burial will be in the Laurel Oak Cemetery.

RICKER, Dorothy BARNETT
1899-1995
Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Warrensburg, Johnson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Mar 20 1995 - Dorothy Barnett Ricker, 95, Warrensburg, died Saturday, March 18, 1995, at her home after an extended illness. She was born November 11, 1899, in Meta, the daughter of JKP and Charlotte Walker Barnett. On July 20, 1922, she married Lawrence Ricker in Vienna, Missouri. He preceded her in death May 17, 1968. She was also preceded in death by one son, Lt. Col. L. K. (Rick) Ricker. Mrs. Ricker lodged college students for many years in her residence just north of the CMSU campus. She was a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church of Warrensburg, where she was active in the Ladies Aide and quilted many lovely quilts. She was also a member of the Rebekah Lodge of Warrensburg. Survivors include one son, Dwight Ricker of Warrensburg; one grandson, Richard Ricker, Albuquerque, New Mexico; three granddaughters, Cindy Ricker Armstrong of Ft. Worth, Texas, Kathryn Ricker Paine of Grain Valley and Susan Richer Bracken of Warrensburg; nine great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be Tuesday, March 21, at the Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Burial will be in the family plot in Warrensburg Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

RICKETT, Charles A.
1868-1964
Maplewood & Brownington Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
Charles A. Rickett, 96, long time resident of Brownington and funeral home director at Brownington, was born Aug. 25, 1868 and passed away Aug. 31, 1964. He founded the Maplewood Cemetery at Brownington, Mo. He was buried in his Maplewood Cemetery at Brownington.

RICKETT, John W.
1871-1937
Maplewood & Brownington Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
John Rickett, brother of Charles Rickett, undertaker at Brownington for many years, gained freedom from mortal suffering at 11:05 a.m. Nov. 16, at the Rickett home in Brownington where he had lived several years, part of them spent in invalidism, always tenderly cared for by his brother who took him a few weeks preceding his death to a hospital at Humansville. There he remained about five weeks, seemingly much improved on his return home, but became worse the Thursday before his death, the burden of affliction becoming too great for human endurance, and his soul winged its way home to the Master. He was born March 27, 1871, the second son of John and Sarah J. Rickett, who lived near North Station in Henry County. He spent his childhood there but traveled over the western United States extensively in early manhood. He settled in Canada where he homesteaded in the then unsettled country. He came home in 1917 to be with his mother in Brownington and operated a garage about nine years; then since the death of his beloved mother, he and his brother, Charles, made a home for each other. He united with the Christian Church at Lilly, Illinois, at an early age, later moving his membership to Brownington where it remained until his death. He patiently bore his years of suffering, for his was an ardent Christian spirit. His finial love was equaled only by his affection for his brother, the two being drawn closer together by the hand of Death, which took away their brothers and a sister, then the beloved mother. Deceased had a brilliant mind and took a keen interest in all world affairs, especially those pertaining to government. As he had lived in Canada, he was familiar with its laws as he was with those of his native country. Reading was a pleasure to him, and he gleaned much from the high type of literature from which his keen mind retained a large store and enabled him to counsel wisely the many who came to him for advice. Friendship held for him a deeper meaning than to many, and he was sought again and again, ever willing to share another's burdens and help whenever possible. He leaves his younger brother, Milton, in Canada, another brother, Charles, and one sister, Mrs. C. D. Taylor, both of Brownington, to mourn his passing. Funeral services were conducted last Thursday at 2:30 p.m. at the Brownington Christian Church by Rev. S. W. Walkup, pastor there, who, at request of deceased brother, Charles, who is ill, used a text in keeping with his brother's life, My Grace Is Sufficient For Thee. Burial was at Maplewood Cemetery in the family plot.

RICKETT, Nancy Alice LEAVY
abt 1852-1933
Mrs. Nancy Alice Rickett, who has for the past five years made her home with her daughter, Mrs. Wm. Marseilles and Dr. Marseilles, passed away Tuesday morning at 3:45 from the infirmities attendant to her advanced age. Although Mrs. Rickett had been ill and in declining health for almost a year, her death came as a shock to those who survive. She was 81 years, 9 months and 28 days of age. Arrangements for the funeral service are not completed awaiting the arrival of Dr. J. D. Rickett and family of St. Joseph.

RICKETT, Sarah Jane SMITH
1847-1931
Maplewood & Brownington Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Jan 1931 - Sarah Jane Rickett passed away at her home in Brownington Thursday, Jan 8, 1931, at 4 p.m. She had been a invalid for 35 years and got about in a wheel chair. However she was only seriously ill for a few weeks previous to her death. Sarah Jane Smith was born in Illinois, Sept. 12, 1847. After her marriage to Mr. Rickett, she moved to Henry County, and had lived in and near Brownington for more than 40 years. She lost the use of her lower limbs about 35 years ago, which necessitated her using a wheel chair, but this did not prevent her from doing her own cooking, dishwashing, sewing, and other household tasks. She was a wee mite of a lady, with a sunny smile for everyone, and interested in everything and everybody. She was a splendid cook, and kept her house in order, dainty and neat. She pieced many quilts, and was a daily reader of the Bible, newspapers, magazines, and books. Time never dragged on her hands, and she was delightful company for all, as she was so keenly alert. Mrs. Rickett was especially interested in the new funeral home that her son, C. A. Rickett had started, and always enjoyed the beautiful Maplewood Cemetery. She was a friend of all, and the people of Brownington and vicinity ever enjoyed a chat with her. She was given devoted care by this son, C. A. Rickett, and her other son, John Rickett, who also lived at home, and on these two sons her death will fall the hardest, as she had always meant everything to them. She is also survived by another son, Milton Rickett, who lives in Canada, and two daughters, Mrs. Sam Consalus, who lives in Mammoth Springs, Ark., and Mrs. C. D. Taylor, of Brownington; a sister, Mrs. Ella Henshaw, of Illinois. This sister had visited Mrs. Rickett a number of times. There are nine grandchildren. The funeral services were conducted at the Christian Church in Brownington Saturday. Her body was laid in the Maplewood Cemetery.

RICKETT, Susan
1816-1899
Maplewood & Brownington Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Feb 25 1899 - Mrs. Susan Rickett died Feb. 13, 1899 at her son-in-law's Henry Stewart, near Browning. Born in Virginia Jan. 31, 1816; married to Wm. Rickett in 1838 and in 1859 she and her family came to Green County, Ohio where they lived until 1849 when they came to Illinois. In 1867 they moved to Henry County where she has lived since. Her husband died in Brownington in 1884. Nine children, six living - Alex of Cross Timbers; Mrs. John Plecker of Mt. Zion; Mrs. Hugh Bunch of near Lowry City; and Mesdames John Walters, Mary Hobbs and Henry Stewart of Brownington. She had a stroke of paralysis two years ago last summer from which she never fully recovered. She was always cheerful, happy and contented, never murmuring at any time. A member of the Baptist Church of Brownington for many years.

RICKSON, Dewitt E.
1907-1991
Floral Hills Cemetery, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Dewitt E. Rickson was born in 1907, near Mt. Zion in Henry County, son of Ransom Moree Rickson and Emma Bobbit Rickson. He passed away November 14, 1991, at Park Lake Medical Center in Kansas City. He moved to Kansas City in 1942. He was married to Marie Jones. She preceded him in death August 25, 1991. He retired in 1972 after working 26 years as a service man for Gas Service co. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Raytown. He was an Army veteran of World War II. He is survived by a son, Raymond E. Rickson, Louisville, KY; a daughter Ilene A. Spellerburg, Lee's Summit; five grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and one sister Vivian Lee of near Van Nuys, California. Services were held November 18 at the Hinton Chapel with burial in Floral Hills Cemetery.

RICKSON, Juanita Marie JONES
1911-1991
Floral Hills Cemetery, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Marie Jones Rickson, 80, east Kansas City, passed away august 25, 1991 at her home. She worked for Warner Bros., was a secretary at Liberty High School, then taught business at Clifford H. Nowlin Junior High School for 13 years before retiring in 1974. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Raytown and taught in the Sunday School for 27 years. She was born in Brotherton, Tennessee and lived in Kansas City most of her life. She was married to Dewitt E. Rickson, formerly of the Mt. Zion community in Henry County. Survivors include her husband of Raytown; a son Ray Rickson, Louisville, Ky.; a daughter Ilene Spellerburg, Lee's Summit; a brother Billy Jones, Smithville; three sisters, Fredamae Moog, Rogers, Ark., Kathryn Walker and Ruth Chinn of Kansas City; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Services were held August 28, at the church. Burial in the floral Hills Cemetery.

RIDDLE, Lee
1911-1997
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Lee Riddle, 86, Gravette, Arkansas, died Wednesday, August 13, 1997, at the Gravette Medical Center Hospital. He was born August 5, 1911, to William C. Riddle and Louisa Dannenbrock Riddle in St. Clair County. He was preceded in death by his wife Virginia I. Reed Riddle December 21, 1969; one daughter Audrey M. Riddle in May 1965, and one sister, Lottie Hamblin in 1966. He worked as a farmer and mechanic. In Gravette he worked for the Gravette Shelling Company and Russell Garage. He had served as a deacon in the Church of God Holiness of Gravette, a member of the Gravette Holiness Bible School Board and member of the Holiness School Association. He moved to the area in 1958 from St. Clair County. Survivors include one son Don Riddle, and one daughter Etta Riddle, both of Gravette; three grandchildren, Vicki Riddle, Lesley Riddle and Douglas Riddle, also of Gravette. Funeral services will be Saturday, August 16, in the Church of God Holiness of Gravette. Burial will be in the Hillcrest Cemetery.

RIDDLE, Maurine P. HARMS
1921-2003
Laurel Oak Cemetery (R), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Dec 29 2003 - Maurine P. Riddle, 82, Windsor, died early Friday morning, December 26, 2003, at Golden Valley Hospital in Clinton. She was born August 16, 1921, on the family farm in Benton County, near Lincoln, the daughter of Edward Henry Harms and Dora Augusta (Ebeling) Harms. On March 13, 1944, in Kansas City, Kansas, she married Golden L. Riddle, who died February 21, 1978. She was a homemaker and an active member of the Windsor United Methodist Church, working with the Quilters Group and the Courtesy Committee before her health kept her from being involved. She was a volunteer and donor for the Community Blood Mobile for many years. Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Henry E. and Caroyln riddle, Windsor; a daughter and son-in-law, Mary Ann and Mike Coffey, North Kansas City; two granddaughters, Sheri Shiddell and Shannon Eskijian, both of North Kansas City; six great-grandchildren, Kristina Shiddell, Tyler Ripley, Shelby Riddle Williams, Jordyn Eskijian, Lexi Eskijian and Addy Shiddell; two brothers, Earl Harms and Leroy "Pete" Harms, both of Windsor; two sisters, Erma Schenewark, Lincoln, and Ruby Nagel, Knob Noster, and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Connie Riddle; a grandson, Chris Riddle; two great-grandchildren, Julia Eskijian and Luke Shiddell; a brother, Raymond "Jay" Harms, and two sisters, Viola Schenewark and LaVerne Killion. Funeral services were Sunday, December 28, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial was in the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

RIDENOUR, Sue L. LEWIS
1949-2014
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Sue L. Ridenour, age 65, of Clinton, Missouri passed away Saturday, October 25, 2014 at her home. Graveside services will be held Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at Vansant Road Cemetery, Clinton, Missouri. Sue was born August 5, 1949 in Boonville, Missouri the daughter of Everett and Helen (Harris) Lewis. She worked for West Central Community Action Agency. Sue was a member of the Calhoun Methodist Church. She enjoyed gardening and fishing. Sue never met a stranger--she was liked by everyone. Sue was especially fond of her nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, and a sister, Barbara Pat Lewis. Survivors include her husband, John of the home, and 5 siblings; Mike Lewis (Bonnie) of Olathe, Kansas, Bill Lewis (Sharon) Olathe, Kansas, Jim Lewis (Barbara) of Clinton, Missouri, Jane Holt (Richard) of Clinton, Missouri, and Randy Lewis (Norma) of Sheldon, Missouri, as well as numerous nieces and nephews, and great-nieces and nephews.

RIDER, Jerome Kirby "Jerry"
1942-1994
Maplewood & Brownington Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Jerome "Jerry" Kirby Rider, 51, of Olney, IL, formerly of Cahokia, IL, died Thursday, March 24, 1994 at Barnes Hospital, St. Louis. He was a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church in Olney, IL. He is survived by a sister and brother-in-law Emily and Rev. John Annable of Olney, IL; an uncle Vernon Hendrix of Deepwater, and an aunt Rita Kirby of Montrose; nephew Kirk Annable of Centralia, IL and niece Nancy Annable of Olney, IL. Funeral services will be Saturday at Braun Colonial Funeral Home, Cahokia, IL. Graveside services are Sunday, at Maplewood Cemetery in Brownington.

RIDGWAY, Evelena M. KAMPE
1924-2009
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Nov 10 2009 - Mrs. Evelena M. Ridgway 85, Harrisonville, was born October 8, 1924 in Calhoun, the daughter of Ernest McKinley and Lorena Pearl (Goucher) Kampe, and died Thursday, November 5, 2009, at St. Luke's Hospital, Kansas City. On September 30, 1942, Evelena married James Lee Ridgway in Calhoun. She was a homemaker. She was a faithful member of the First Baptist Church, Harrisonville, where she had taught the four-year-old Sunday School class for many years. She was a member of the Cass Regional Medical Center Auxiliary. She enjoyed her family, grandchildren, oil painting, crocheting, flower arranging and was an avid reader and enjoyed crafts of all kinds. She had lived in Calhoun before moving to Harrisonville in 1950. Besides her parents she was preceded in death by a brother, Melvin Kampe, and a sister, Laura McMillan. She is survived by her husband, James L. Ridgway of the home; a son, Keith N. Ridgway and wife, Beverley, Amoret; a daughter, Kathie Smalley and husband, Larry, Harrisonville; four grandchildren, Jess Smalley (Michele), Justin Smalley (Erin), Peggy Davidson (Dennis), Lorita Ridgway; nine great-grandchildren; two brothers, Chester Kampe, Versailles, and Vernon Kampe, Clinton; three sisters, Irene Wharton and Ester Pugh, both of Versailles, and Darlene Beck, Independence; other relatives and many friends. Funeral services were held Tuesday, November 10, at the Dickey Funeral Home, Harrisonville, with burial at the Clinton Memory Gardens Cemetery, Clinton.

RIDGWAY, Johnnie Eugene
1920-2008
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, May 28 2009 - Johnnie Eugene Ridgway, second son of Elva Wirth and Flo Emline (Paul) Ridgway, was born June 24, 1920, on a farm on the outskirts of Appleton City, and died on Tuesday, May 13, 2008, at Golden Valley Memorial Hospital, Clinton. He attended all 12 years of schooling in the Appleton City schools. The family relocated in 1937 to a farm north of Calhoun. Johnnie loved sports, especially baseball. A traveling league was formed and at one of these he fell in love with his future wife, Jennavea Kampe. After marriage, he continued to farm, raise cattle and have a dairy herd. In 1945, they welcomed their son, Larry Eugene. In 1968, they bought the family farm north of Calhoun and continued to farm until retirement in 1988. In 1987 they opened their home to a foster son, Daryl Fallin, who lived with, them until he graduated high school. In 1984 at age 64 he attended and won the Missouri State Corn Husking competition for ages 21 to 65. After retirement, Johnnie stayed active, helping Larry and Bret on the farm, going to sales, visiting sick friends in the hospital, mowing and maintaining his yard and taking evening rides to see the wildlife, deer and turkey and spending time with his great-grandchildren. Johnnie enjoyed attending the Brotherhood meetings at Calhoun Baptist Church where he was a member. He was a member and past president of the NFO (National Farmers Organization), working for equal prices for farmers and dairy men. Besides his wife and son, he leaves his daughter-in-law, Linda; two grandchildren, Bret (Cathy) Ridgway and Krista (Cody) Lutjin: seven great-grandchildren. Cody, Cole, Courtney, Chet, Brittany, Austin and Shaylee, and one great-great-granddaughter, Myleigh; two sisters, Floee Lynch, Grand Bay, Alabama, and Elaine Noble, Appleton City; two brothers, Jim (Evelena) Ridgway, Harrisonville, and Eddie (Arlene) Ridgway, Palmetto, Florida; one sister-in-law, Elva Wilson, along with many friends, nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held at Vansant-Mills Chapel on Friday, May 16. Interment was in Clinton Memory Gardens Cemetery, Clinton.

RIDGWAY, Joseph Paul
1918-2006
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 10 2006 - Joseph Paul Ridgway, 87, Holly Springs, Mississippi, died Friday, April 7, 2006. He was born October 25, 1918, in Appleton City. He was preceded in death by his parents, Wirth and Flo E. Ridgeway. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Mattie Emma; his sisters, Elaine Noble of Appleton City and Floee Lynch and her husband John, Grand Bay, Alabama; his brothers, John E. Ridgway and wife J.D., Clinton, James Lee Ridgway and wife Evelena, Harrisonville, and Edwin Ridgway of Palmetto, Florida; his brother-in-law Thomas P. Hart; his sister-in-law Ethel F. Hart, Collierville, Tennessee; many nieces and nephews. He was a World War II Army veteran who served in the Pacific and was past president of VFW Post 5697 in Holly Springs, Mississippi. Funeral services will be Tuesday, April 11, at Collierville Funeral Home, with burial in Magnolia Cemetery.

RIEAD, Harry E.
1909-2002
Blue Springs Cemetery, Blue Springs, Jackson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 30 2002 - Harry E. Riead, 92, Blue Springs, died Thursday, January 24, 2002, at Wilshire at Lakewood, Lee's Summit. Services were Tuesday, January 29, at St. Robert Bellamine Catholic Church; burial in Blue Springs Cemetery. Mr. Riead was born June 23, 1909, in Clinton. He was a member of Presentation Catholic Church in Lee's Summit. He retired as a head machinist at the Leeds General Motors Plant in 1971 after 37 years. He was preceded in death by his wife, Dena H. Riead, July 6, 2000; brothers, John T. Riead, Roy Riead and Chester Riead, and sister, Beulah Sartin. He is survived by sons, James W. Riead, Egg Harbor, Wisconsin, and Harry D. Riead and Sybil, San Diego, California, and Kenneth C. Riead and Sharla, Blue Springs; daughter, Carol A. Riead, Independence, and grandchildren, Lorien Riead and Kacie Riead. He is also survived by three sisters-in-law, Louise Hartsock Riead of Storm Lake, Iowa, Nellie Rens Riead of Gladstone and Arlene Rens Lane of Clinton. Among his many nieces and nephews are Judy Riead Gantt of Kingsville, Dixie Sartin Batschelett O'Leary and James Rens of Clinton.

RIEAD, Hosea
1844-1928
Shawnee Mound Cemetery, Shawnee Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Hosea Riead died last Saturday evening at 6 p.m., at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Wm. Neuhaus, north of Clinton, three miles, where he had been very ill for several months. He had been nearly an invalid for more than two years living with his children. He ran a cigar store in Kansas City for a number of years until he broke his hip and had never recovered. His death came as a relief from suffering and pain. He was born in Washington county, Ill., December 13, 1853, where he grew to young manhood and was married to Jane Kinyon. She went to her Heavenly home 27 years ago. Six children blessed this union, four of whom survive their father. They are: John Riead, Lajunta, Colo.; Mrs. O. L. Handley, Kansas City; Will Riead and Mrs. Wm. Neuhaus, north of Clinton. There are four grandchildren and four great grandchildren. He leaves two sisters, Mrs. Jane Moore and Mrs. Eliza Stull, both of Tamaro, Ill., who were physically unable to come to the funeral. Deceased was converted 60 years ago and united with the Baptist church and had been a faithful Christian since. He was quiet and unassuming and made many friends. For a number of years he and his wife lived on a farm north of Clinton. The funeral was held Monday morning at the home of Wm. Neuhaus. Burial beside his wife and daughter in the Shawnee Mound cemetery.

RIECKE, Ronald E.
1927-1994
Englewood Cemetery (R), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Ronald E. Riecke was born June 18, 1927, in Howard, Kansas, the son of Clarence and Mary (Miller) Riecke. He died Sunday, March 29, 1994, at the Research Medical Center in Kansas City at the age of 66. He spent part of his childhood in Oklahoma. He then lived near Ionia and graduated from Lincoln High School in 1945. He was a veteran of the United States Army, serving his country in World War II. On May 23, 1951, he was married to Betty Joyce Klein and to this union seven children were born. Ronald and Betty made Clinton their home for many years. He was employed as a construction superintendent and carpenter for 46 years, retiring in 1989. He was a longtime employee of the Westport Construction Company in Clinton. He was an active member of the United Methodist Church of Clinton. One of his favorite pastimes was fishing. He also liked woodworking and gardening. Most of all he enjoyed the time that his family spent together. He is survived by his wife, Betty, of the home; three sons, Ronnie Riecke, Clinton, Randy Riecke, Shawnee, Kansas, and Keith Riecke, Warrensburg; four daughters, Teresa and husband Michael Ringgold, Topeka, Kansas, Sherry and husband Randall Vogt, Urich, Connie and husband Dennis Bray, McAlester, Oklahoma, and Sandra Riecke, Lenexa, Kansas; seven grandchildren, Johnny Michael Ringgold, Chad Nicholas Riecke, Brittany Michelle Riecke, Ashley Marie Vogt, Jeremy Cowan Vogt, Tyler Dennis Bray and Ryan Christopher Bray; one great-grandson, Riley Michael Ringgold; stepmother, Ruby Riecke, Lincoln; two sisters, Vivian Krenek, Hallettsville, Texas, Loretta Hare, Springfield, and one brother, Caroll Riecke, Lawton, Oklahoma. Funeral services were Wednesday, March 30, at the United Methodist Church, Clinton. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

RIFE, Alayna Lynn
2004-2004
Greenwood Cemetery, Clay Center, Clay Co, KS
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jun 18 2004 - Alayna Lynn Rife, infant, died Wednesday, June 16, 2004, at Clay County Medical Center, Clay Center, Kansas. She is survived by her parents, Crystal Snyder and Glen Rife, Clay Center, Kansas; grandmother, Carol Fitch, Palmer, Kansas; grandfathers, Bill Snyder, Clay Center, Kansas, and Roy Rife, Appleton City; great-grandfather, Eldon Hartley, Aurora, Kansas. Graveside services will be Monday, June 21, at Greenwood Cemetery in Clay Center, Kansas.

RIFE, Joyce Eileen MANSON
1950-2004
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Oct 25 2004 - Joyce Eileen Rife, 54, Clinton, died Friday, October 22, 2004, at St. Joseph Hospital in Kansas City. She was born June 26, 1950, in Kenosha, Wisconsin, to Robert Thomas Manson and Betty Joyce Miller. She was a dedicated teacher for Clinton Middle School for 20 plus years. Surviving are daughters Jessie Rife, Oak Park, Illinois, and Mary Jo Rife, Clinton; parents Robert and Betty Manson, St. Louis; brothers Don Manson and wife Mary Louise, St. Louis, Check Manson and wife Nancy, Ottumwa, Iowa, and Al Manson and wife Resa, St. Louis; sisters, Mary Beth Caldwell and husband Wayne, Florissant, and Sally Ann Mason, Baldwin, and also surviving is William Rife, Clinton. Services will be Wednesday, October 27, at Clinton High School Gymnasium.

RIFFEL, Lavern Simon
1916-2012
Englewood Cemetery (R), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Lavern S. Riffel, age 95 of Clinton, Missouri passed away Tuesday, April 10, 2012 at Clinton Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center, Clinton. Funeral services will be Monday, April 16, 2012 at Vansant-Mills Chapel, Clinton with burial in Englewood Cemetery. Lavern was born July 9, 1916 in Clinton, Missouri, the son of Samuel W. and Elizabeth (Simon) Riffel. He was a l933 graduate of Clinton High School. He and Edith owned Riffels Flowers for 35 years before retiring in l978. He was a member of the First Baptist Church for 64 years, Clinton Masonic Lodge No. 548, the York Rite, the Ararat Shrine, both in Kansas City, Golden Valley Shrine Club where he was a member of the Mini Rods, the Order of Eastern Star, the Elks Club, a Kiwanian, and the Rotary Club, all in Clinton. He served on the board of Englewood Cemetery where he was President for 20 years. He also belonged to the Good Neighbor Sam Club. He was preceded in death by his parents; his daughter, Charlene Hull and his siblings, Ida, Rebekah, Sylvia and Orley. He is survived by his wife, Edith of the home; one daughter, Wanda Lee Riffel Smith and husband Dale of Tempe, Arizona; four grandchildren, Kelly Grimes of Urich, Missouri, Ronnie Hull of Independence, Missouri, Stephanie Smith of Chandler, Arizona and Robert Dale Smith of Flagstaff, Arizona; five great grandchildren, Christian Kimble, Clayton Grimes, Abineau Smith, Lance Smith and Catherine Grimes was well as four great great grandchildren, Shayne and Jack Grimes and Noah and Isaiah Kimble.

RIGGS, Harry L.
1916-2001
Laurel Oak Cemetery (R), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Daily Democrat, Jan 30 2001 - Harry L. Riggs, 85, Windsor, died Sunday afternoon, January 28, 2001, at the Golden Valley Hospital, Clinton. He was born January 13, 1916, in Bowen, the son of James Riggs and Ida Mae (Davis) Riggs. On September 7, 1940, in Leeton, he married Nina Pauline Street, who died September 20, 1983. Mr. Riggs worked at the International Shoe Factory in Windsor for 43 years before his retirement. He served in the United States Army during World War II. He was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church, Windsor. Survivors include a daughter, Jean Rice, Green Ridge, two grandchildren, Sandra Rice and Bill Culley; a great-granddaughter, Crystal Culley. He was also preceded in death by two sons, Harry Dean Riggs and Bobbie Leroy Riggs. Funeral services will be Thursday, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial will be in the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

RILEY, Calvin
1948-2001
Carpenter Cemetery, Chilhowee, Johnson Co, MO
Clinton Daily Democrat, Mar 12 2001 - Calvin Riley, son of Raymond Bradford Riley and Evelyn Louis Stoneking Riley, was born March 1, 1948, in Warrensburg, and died Monday, March 5, 2001, at his home in Clinton. He had lived in Kansas City for 30 years where he worked for Cornell and Hot Roofing Company. He was an excellent automobile and farm tractor mechanic. He was also an over-the-road truck driver. He was a member of the Corinth Baptist Church. He is survived by his mother, Evelyn Bartlett of the home; one son, Calvin Leroy Riley, Jr.; one sister, Bonnie Johnson and husband, Kenneth and one brother, Clayton Harvey and wife, Cynthia, all of Clinton, and one half-brother, Tom Riley of Independence, as well as a number of nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held at the Vansant-Mills Chapel on Wednesday, March 7. Burial was in the Carpenter Cemetery, Chilhowee.

RILEY, Charles William
1917-2006
Pisgah Cemetery, Chilhowee, Johnson Co, MO
Clinton MO - Charles William Riley, Sr., age 88, died Friday, March 24, 2006 in Mena, Arkansas. Funeral services will be held at the Community United Methodist Church in Chilhowee, Missouri, Friday, March 31, 2006 with burial in Pisgah Cemetery. He was born July 31, 1917 in Wichita, Kansas, the son of John Lee Riley and Polly Willy Hazelwood Riley. He resided in Missouri for most of his life with his beloved wife of 67 years, Mary Frances Janzen Riley. He was the proprietor of the family business Riley House of Television for more than 20 years after he retired from the Railway Mail Service where he was a clerk. He was a member of Covenant United Presbyterian Church in Kansas City, Missouri. He was preceded in death by one son, Charles Riley, Jr. Survivors include his devoted wife and son, Michael Riley, Sr. of Chilhowee, five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren and one on the way.

RILEY, Deborah Kay LARSON
1956-2001
Laurel Oak Cemetery (R), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Daily Democrat, Dec 14 2001 - Deborah Kay Riley, 45, Windsor, died Wednesday evening, December 12, 2001, at the VA Medical Center in Kansas City. She was born August 16, 1956, in Stockton, California, the daughter of Miles Eugene Larson and Kathryn Irene (Dorris) Larson. She served in the United States Army as a nurse and was a homemaker. Survivors include two sons, Don Hargett, Jr. and Maxwell Passantino, both of the home; mother, Kathryn Larson, Windsor; four sisters, Peggy Rader, Gilliam, Donna Pilkenton, Windsor, Pamela Guillory, Grandbury, Texas, Penny Steinhour, Beaver City, Nebraska; one brother, Dennis A. Larson, Windsor; one grandchild on the way and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her father, Miles Larson, on December 13, 1975. Funeral services will be Saturday, December 15, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial will be in the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

RILEY, Geraldine Elizabeth KNIERIM WILCOCKSON
1921-2007
Carpenter Cemetery, Chilhowee, Johnson Co, MO
Clinton MO - Geraldine E. Riley, age 86 of Clinton, Missouri passed away March 25, 2007 at Golden Valley Memorial Hospital. Funeral services will be Tuesday, March 27, 2007 at Vansant-Mills Chapel, Clinton with burial in Carpenter Cemetery, Chilhowee. Geraldine was a member of Northeast Baptist Church, Clinton and the Golden Valley Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, Clinton. She is survived by four daughters, Helen Jean Nichols and husband, Jim of Holden, Missouri, Linda Lou Sites and husband, Ralph, Donna Rae Martin and husband, Bill and Susan Kay Lankford and husband, John, all of Clinton; one brother, Ralph Jr, Knierim of Kansas City, Missouri, as well as 10 grandchildren, Douglas Miller and wife Tracy, Mike Miller and wife Betty, Amy Michelle Stoneking and husband D.D., Ken Weir and Lila Foster, Tonya Harrison and husband Mike, Ranae Walrath and husband Doug, Stephanie Pickens and husband John, Jeff Lankford and wife Christi, Jason Lankford and wife Jessie, and Jackie Dean and husband Franklin; and 22 great grandchildren, Jennifer Schlagle, Travis Miller, Kimberly Miller, Robbie Miller, Lauren Miller, Tyler Stoneking, Trevor Stoneking, Tabitha Weir, Taylor Weir, Devin Weir, Lydia Harrison, Phillip Harrison, Megan Walrath, Adam Walrath, Madison Pickens, Jade Pickens, Lily Pickens, Justin Lankford, Brandon Lankford, Jordan Lankford, Logan Lankford, and Haley Lankford.

RILEY, Mary Frances JANZEN
1917-2007
Pisgah Cemetery, Chilhowee, Johnson Co, MO
Mary Frances Riley, 90, died Sept. 28, 2007 in Mena, AR. She was born July 13, 1917 in Marche, AR, to Kate Esther (Wallace) and Otto Janzen, Sr. She and her husband of 67 yrs, Charles Riley, Sr., were the owners of Riley House of Television for more than 20 yrs. She was a member of Covenant United Presbyterian Church in Kansas City, MO. She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, sisters, Libby Jane and Kitty, brothers, Billy and Buster, and one son Charles Riley, Jr. Survivors include her son Michael Riley Sr. and wife Katherine of Chilhowee, MO, 5 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and 5 great-great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at the Community United Methodist Church in Chilhowee, MO on Saturday, Oct. 6, 2007. Interment at Pisgah Cemetery in Chilhowee, MO.

RILEY, Minnie Mae SOUTHERS
1917-1948
Carpenter Cemetery, Chilhowee, Johnson Co, MO
Young Mother Dies Suddenly. - The sudden death of Mrs. Larkin Riley at 4:00 a.m., Tuesday was a shock to the entire Chilhowee vicinity as well as to all who knew her. She had apparently been well, death resulting from a heart attack after a short struggle during which she had seemingly never awakened from her night's sleep. She leaves her husband and her seven-year-old son, Roy Martin Riley of the home; also her mother, Mrs. Ona Southers of Huntingdale, and brothers; Albert Southers of Huntingdale; Roy Southers of Shawnee Mound: and William Southers of Marshall. Minnie Mae Southers was born July 9, 1917 at Shawnee Mound, where she was schooled and grew up to young womanhood. In 1939 she became the wife of Larkin Riley and to them was given the one son. Since her marriage she had made her home near Chilhowee. She was a member of the Corinth Baptist Church. Last rites were held Wednesday at the Carrsville Church and burial was at Carpenter Cemetery.

RILEY, Robert Lee "Bob"
1930-2006
Ava Cemetery, Ava, Douglas Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Nov 10 2006 - Robert Lee "Bob" Riley, son of William Henry Riley and Ethel Hicks Riley was born on October 4, 1930, in Blanche, Missouri, and departed this life on November 4, 2006, from a heart attack in Clinton at the age of 76. Robert was a resident of Clinton since 1985 moving from Belton. He grew up in the Ava community in Douglas County. On November 25, 1950, Robert and Betty Jo McDaniel were united in Mountain Home, Arkansas, and to this union four children were born. Betty Jo and Robert had celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in Ava. Robert was a retired foundation contractor and owned and operated B&B Foundation for years. He was a veteran and served his country in the United States Army and was a life member of the VFW. Robert was of the Baptist faith. He always said his prayers every night before he went to sleep. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, playing cards, watching westerns on T.V. and his dog Twister. He loved being with his family and his grandchildren and great-grand kids. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Buster and Bill, and one sister Ruth Hendrix. Robert is survived by his wife Betty Jo of the home in Clinton; four children and their spouses, Linda and Rayford Welch, Ava, Vicki and Terry Ryles, Clinton, Russell and Cynthia Riley, Cleveland, and Tammie and Jeff Williams, Clinton; eight grandchildren, Robert, Jamie, Earle and Jared Riley, Melinda and Tonya Ryles, and Brittney and Shelby Williams; three great-grandchildren, Deja Lindly, Alva Riley and Kathryn Woods; eight sisters, Anna Adams and Beverly Meredith, both of Independence, Virginia Taylor and Lorene Robertson, both of Mansfield, Evelyn Bagwell, Springfield, Shirley LaVon Twitty, Ashgrove, Ethel Versaw and Luzona Hartin, both of Ava; one brother Carroll Riley, Springfield; sister-in-law Shirley Riley, Ava, and a host of other relatives and friends. Services were Wednesday, November 8, in the Clinkingbeard Chapel, Ava. Interment was in the Ava Cemetery.

RILEY, Roy Martin
1941-2009
Carpenter Cemetery, Chilhowee, Johnson Co, MO
Roy M. Riley, age 67 of Clinton, Missouri passed away Monday, April 6, 2009 at Clinton Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, Clinton. Memorial services will be Saturday, April 11, 2009 at Vansant-Mills Chapel, Clinton. Burial will be in the Carpenter Cemetery, Chilhowee, Missouri. Roy was born in Henry County, Missouri. He served is the U. S. Army during the Vietnam Era. He is survived by two half sisters, Ruby Riley of New York and Sandra Williston of Kansas City, Missouri; one step sister, Martha Sudweeke of Reed Springs, Missouri; one aunt, Frances Southers of Clinton and a number of cousins, Joe Southers, A. J. Southers, Anabell Breshears, Nancy Jones, C.W. Southers,all of Clinton, Missouri Jim Southers of Salem, Oregon, Lawrence Southers of Corvallis, Oregon, Elsie Wilkenson of Springfield, Missouri, Doris Smith and Georgia Kelling, both of Warrensburg, Missouri, Billy Gunn of Blue Springs, Missouri, Geraldine Wussler of Columbia, Gene Wilson of Chilhowee, Donnie Wilson of Bolivar and Virginia Wright of Marshall, Missouri.

RILEY, Theresa Ann CHURCH
1953-1993
Webb City Cemetery, Webb City, Jasper Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Theresa Ann Church Riley, 40, 602 W. Fifth Street, died at 4:20 p.m. Tuesday, June 1, 1993, at St. John's Regional Medical Center in Joplin, after a short illness. Ms. Riley was born Jan. 14, 1953 in Orange County, Ca. She moved to Joplin from Clinton in 1975. She was a 1971 graduate of Clinton High School. She was employed by the Lozier Corp in Joplin. She formerly worked at Eagle-Pitchher Industries, Joplin. She was a member of Oak Grove Baptist Church, Joplin Jaycees and the United Rubber Workers. Survivors include her mother Hazel Church, Joplin; a brother Roy D. Church, Aurora, Colo.; two sisters, Kay Dinetroff and Linda Born, both of Joplin, and paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Roehl Church, Deepwater. Services were Friday at Mason-Woodard Mortuary. Burial was in the Webb City Cemetery, Webb City, Mo.

RIMER, Albert Dale
1926-2003
Brooking Cemetery, Raytown, Jackson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Oct 24 2003 - Albert Dale Rimer, 76, Raytown, died Wednesday, October 22, 2003. Funeral services will be Saturday, October 25, at Missouri Funeral Care, Raytown, with burial to follow at Brooking Cemetery. He was born October 25, 1926, in Clinton, to Clarence and Hester Maye (Wheeler) Rimer. He went to school and was raised to adulthood in Clinton. His first job was as a paperboy for the Clinton Daily Democrat. He also worked as a postman for the Clinton Post Office before moving to the Kansas City area. He was a Mason and a member of Eastern Star. He was preceded in death by his parents and older brother, F. M. Rimer. He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Eula Faye (Leffert) Rimer, of the home; daughter, Melissa M. Rimer-Sudduth; her husband, Andrew and their children, Brittany Renee and Zachary Paul, Belton; sister-in-law, Mary L. Rimer, Florida; two brothers-in-law, Loren and George Leffert and wife, Ruby Ann Leffert, all of Kansas City; one niece, Anna M. Lathom, Springfield; great-niece, Emma Maele Lathom.

RIMER, James M.
abt 1843-1895
Englewood Cemetery (R), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Jul 1895 - Died on Grand River Street, Monday morning, J. M. Rimer, with typhoid fever, aged 52 years. Leaves a wife and five children. He was a native of Michigan and during the war served in the Second Cavalry. His remains were buried by the Gordon Granger GAR post.

RIMER, Rachel E. NUTT
1854-1902
Englewood Cemetery (R), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Missouri, Dec 27 1902 - The death of Mrs. Rachel E. Rimber occurred at her home on North Carter street December 20, 1902 at 8 a.m., after what would have been a year's illness January 5th. Pneumonia was the primary disease, when complications set in, and the long months of suffering followed. So patient, gentle, good and kind, she ministered spiritually to those dear ones who attended so lovingly to her temporal wants. Born in Lexington, Illinois Feb. 27, 1854 and was the 5th child born to her parents, Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Nutt, who had 12 children. Married James M. Rimber September 16, 1885. July 8, 1895, her husband died, leaving her and the little ones in the care of him who never forsakes those who trust in him. Seven children were born to the union. The five living are: George, Lula, Henry, Reedy and the youngest, Maude, who will be ten in January. To them, heaven will be doubly dear because father and mother are there. G. w. Nutt and wife, her parents, live in Clinton. Brothers and sisters living are: Bailey Nutt, Minnesota; Mrs. C. Currier, Montrose; Mrs. Belle Casey, Chicago; Mrs. Vance, Kansas; Marion Nutt, Kansas City; Mrs. Leslie Organ, North 4th Street, Clinton. Burial in Englewood.

RINARD, David Johnson
1864-1944
Laurel Oak Cemetery (R), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Sedalia Democrat, Sedalia MO, Nov 2 1944 - David Johnson Rinard, aged 80 years, father of Mrs. W. L. Marlin of Beaman, passed away at 4:30 o'clock Wednesday morning at his home at Windsor, Mo., where he had resided for a period of about thirty years. Mr. Rinard was born February 21, 1864 at Ottawa, Franklin county, Kas. He is survived by his widow of the home, four sons and the daughter named. The sons are David and Rodney Rinard of Kansas City, Mo., Russell Rinard, of Pittsburg, Kas., and Alfred Rinard, of Beaman. Nine grandchildren, thirteen great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren also survive him. A son preceded him in death in 1934. Mr. Rinard had been a member of the Baptist church since in early life united with that denomination at the County Line Baptist church. Funeral services were held this afternoon at the Huston Funeral home in Windsor.

RINARD, Flora Mae SIDWELL
1908-1942
Laurel Oak Cemetery (R), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Sedalia Democrat, Sedalia MO, Apr 24 1942 - Windsorite Fatally Shot; Man Kills Self -- Double Tragedy Took Place In Home Thursday Night -- Mrs. Flora Rinard, 33, of Windsor, was killed and Britt Shadwick, about 52, of Warrensburg, committed suicide about 11 o'clock Thursday night at the home of Mrs. Orpha Kays, on West Benton street, in Windsor. It was alleged that he shot the woman and then turned the .38 caliber pistol on himself. No reason was given for Shadwick's acts. At an inquest held in Windsor, conducted by Dr. R. S. Hollingsworth of Clinton, Henry county coroner, it was brought out that the woman and the man had been to Clinton with another couple, and had returned a short time before the tragedy. It was said by occupants of the Kays home they thought Mrs. Rinard was preparing some food, when they heard her say, "No, no, don't do that," followed by three pistol shots. One shot struck the woman in the chest, passing through the body and lodging in a picture on the wall. Another shot struck her in the upper part of the left arm, going through the arm and lodging in the left side of her body. She rushed through the rooms and fell upon the floor, striking her head on a vase causing a laceration over the left eye. -- Shadwick Dies Instantly: The man, it was said, sat on the side of the bed, placed the gun to the right side of his head and fired. The bullet pierced his head, struck a wall and then dropped back on his leg. He died instantly. City Marshal J. O. Williams, who resides a block away, was summoned to the scene by Charles Gibbs, a passerby. He called a doctor, who upon his arrival, found the woman dead too. Mrs. Rinard's body was taken to the Huston-Turner funeral home and the body of Shadwick was removed to a funeral chapel at Warrensburg. The woman would have been 34 years old on June 2. She was the wife of Russell "Pete" Rinard, a miner of Windsor, who survives, also her father, W. B. Sidwell of Windsor, two sisters, Mrs. Nellie Soles of Windsor and Mrs. Earl Downing of Leeton; a brother, Lem Sidwell of Windsor and Glenn Sidwell of Clinton. A half brother, Elmer Kelso, also of Leeton. -- Former Deputy Constable: Shadwick, a former deputy constable at Warrensburg, is survived by his wife and a son, the latter in the United States army. Funeral services for Mrs. Rinard will be held Saturday afternoon at the Huston-Turner funeral home. The services will be private. Interment will be made in the Windsor cemetery.

RINARD, Gladys Jennie BANKS MOORE
1911-1996
Maplewood & Brownington Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Gladys Jennie Rinard, daughter of Rev. Elmer H. and Laura Elizabeth (Goss) Banks, was born June 25, 1911, in Weatherford, Oklahoma, and died March 24, 1996, at the Cedar Valley Nursing Center in Raytown, at the age of 84 years. She spent her early years in the Ozarks near Seymour. In 1922 the family moved to Bolivar so the father could attend southwest Baptist college in preparation for the ministry. They they located in Clinton where Gladys graduated from high school in 1929. She then attended Central Business College in Sedalia, graduating in late fall. Gladys married Johnnie Moore from Brownington in 1934. In Brownington they owned the Moore's Drug Store for many years and Gladys was a tireless leader in the community. She was active in church work all of her life and will be remembered for playing the piano at revival services and at countless funerals. Gladys was widowed early in her marriage. Twenty-six years later she married Harry Rinard. This was a Heaven-made relationship, and they blissfully enjoyed their years together. Gladys was a member of the Northeast Baptist Church, Clinton, Business and Professional Women and was politically active in the Democratic Party. Gladys is survived by four sisters, Alice Hobbs of Independence, Bertha Wilson, Yorba Linda, California, Betty Joe Brown, Fullerton, California, and Peggy Harvey,m Waco, Texas; one stepson, Harry Rinard, Belton, and four stepdaughters, Betty Williams, Clinton, Dorothy Koch, Belton, Jerry Grider, Hilliard, Ohio, and Dee Dee Sell, Pittsburg. For her sunny disposition and constant faith, Gladys will be fondly remembered and sadly missed. Funeral services were held at the Northeast Baptist Church, Wednesday, March 27. Burial was in the Maplewood Cemetery, Brownington.

RINARD, Harry Franklin Sr.
1909-1993
Maplewood & Brownington Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Harry Franklin Rinard Sr. was born to Elmer and Idella Rinard on February 18, 1909 in Green Ridge. He married Beulah May Hicks, November 3, 1927, in Kansas City. From this union six children were born. A son Walter Franklin, died in infancy. His surviving children are Dorothy Koch, Belton; Betty and Wayne Williams, Clinton; Idella and Bob Sell, Pittsburg, Missouri; Harry Jr. and Ruby Rinard, Belton, and Jeraldene and Ray Grider, Columbus, Ohio. In November 1960 after 33 years of marriage, Beulah passed away. In April 1978 Harry married Gladys Moore of Brownington. He lived all his life in and around Clinton. He was a member of the Northeast Baptist Church. He worked hard all of his life. He farmed, had dairy cattle and helped build many railroads in the surrounding area. He will always be remembered for his love of coon hunting and coon dogs. He is survived by his wife Gladys; five children; 19 grandchildren and 34 great-grandchildren. We love him and will miss him. Funeral services were held at the Vansant-Mills chapel, Friday, June 18, 1993. Burial was in the Maplewood Cemetery, Brownington.

RINARD, Ida Pearl FLUTY
1874-1964
Laurel Oak Cemetery (R), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Sedalia Democrat, Sedalia MO, Dec 6 1964 - Mrs. Ida Rinard, 90, Windsor, mother of Mrs. W. L. Marlin, Sedalia, died Friday at 5:10 p.m. at the Community Nursing Home in Windsor. She had been in ill health for a number of years. Born in Montgomery City, Mo., in 1874, she was the daughter of the late Stephen and Louisa Fluty, and was one of 14 children. She united with the Methodist church at an early age. She was married to David J. Rinard who died in 1944. Surviving are two sons, Alfred Rinard, Windsor; and Russel Rinard, Kansas City; one daughter, Mrs. Florence Marlin, Sedalia; four grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and one brother, Claud Fluty, Sedalia. Funeral services will be held Monday at the Huston Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial will be in Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

RINEHART, Albert Eugene "Sonny"
abt 1958-2009
Albert Eugene "Sonny" Rinehart, age 51, of Osceola, Missouri passed away at the Ozarks Community Hospital, Springfield, Missouri, Monday, August 31, 2009. Memorial Services will be held Monday, September 7, 2009 at Vansant-Mills Chapel, Clinton. Among survivors include his wife, Julie Rinehart of the home; his son, Albert E. Rinehart, Jr. of Osceola, Missouri and two daughters, Shawna and Sharon of Wichita, Kansas.

RING, Napoleon Jackson
1847-1914
Appleton City Cemetery, Appleton City, St. Clair Co, MO
Montrose Recorder, May 15 1914 - Napoleon Jackson Ring, was born October 22, 1847 in Forsyth county North Carolina, and died in Appleton City, Mo., May 9th, 1914 aged 66 years 6 months and 17 days. Boyhood was spent on a farm in his native state. During the Civil War he championed the cause of the south and entered the Confederate service in 1864 with Johnsons & Hoods 1st North Carolina Cavalry where he remained until the close of the war. After attending school at Kennersville North Carolina in 1865-66-67, he entered Lexington College for one year in 1868; he moved from North Carolina to Sweet Springs, Mo. in July 1869 at which place he was married on January 28th 1872 to Miss Bettie Williams, six children were born to this marriage five of which are living and are present, Addie now Mrs. R. A. Batchelor, Robert T. both living near Appleton City, Kate now Mrs. Herbert Kirk living near Ohio, Mo., Reuben of Montrose and Murrell the youngest still at home. The other girl Lottie Cecil having died in 1882, he is also survived by 10 grandchildren, two sisters and three brothers still living in North Carolina. Jack Ring has always been prominent in the affairs of the St. Clair Co., and was appointed County Assessor in 1897 to fill out the unexpired term of the late W. B. Nally, he was elected and served a term of County Assessor in the year 1898, giving universal satisfaction in the discharge of the duties of that office. He has been a resident of the County since 1878 having removed here from Saline County, Mo. has been living on his farm 5 miles east until very recently removed into this city. He was a man liked by all who knew him his best friends being those most intimately acquainted with him, in his death the County loses a worthy and upright citizen, his intimate acquaintances a kind friend, his children a devoted father and his wife an affectionate husband. Funeral services were held at the residence in Appleton City, May 11. Interment was at the City cemetery.

RING, Reuben Allen
1886-1939
Montrose Cemetery, Montrose, Deepwater Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, 1939 - Reuben Allen Ring, son of Mr. and Mrs. N. J. Ring, was born near Appleton City, Mo., April 26, 1886, and died July 22, 1939, at home in Kansas City, Kansas. He was united in marriage to Dorothy Arnold, Aug. 8, 1911, and to this union three children were born. Virginia, Jackson and Martha Joan. Virginia preceded him in death at the age of three years. He leaves to mourn his going his wife, son and daughter, all of the home; his brothers and sisters, Robert of Appleton City, Muriel of Casper Wyo., Mrs. Dick Batchelor, of Appleton City, and Mrs. Herbert Kirk, of Atlanta, Ga. Also a host of other relatives and friends. He was converted and joined the Presbyterian church in El Paso, Tex., later moving his membership to the Western Highlands Presbyterian church in Kansas City, Kans., of which he was a member until death. He was a valued employee of the U.S. Postal Department for 23 years. While in El Paso, he was the president of the National Federation of Post Office clerks, local 180, for five years. He was also president of a local in Kansas City, Kans., for three years. He started in the mail service as a rural carrier out of Appleton City, and was later assistant postmaster under Walter N. Watkins. Funeral services were held in Kansas City, Kans., Monday morning and the body was then brought to the Cumberland Presbyterian church in Montrose where further services were held. A large number of people from Montrose and Appleton City and surrounding country were present to pay their respects to this well-known citizen. Interment was made in the Montrose Cemetery, where a daughter was buried several years ago.

RINKLE, Floyd Ervin
1895-1911
Combs Cemetery, Deer Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Officials were called to the Thrush neighborhood Sunday afternoon to hold an inquest over the body of Floyd B. Rinkle, a 17 year old lad who was instantly killed by the accidental discharge of a shotgun in the hands of his brother-in-law A. B. Gillespie. Mr. Gillespie lives a mile and a half south of the village of Thrush. He had taken his automatic shotgun to kill a hawk, then called young Rinkle to inspect the gun, which accidentally discharged. The entire load of shot went through the boy's left side. Mr. Gillespie was horrorstricken over the awful accident and cannot imagine how the gun went off.

RIPLEY, Willie
abt 1885-1901
St. Ludger Cemetery, Deepwater Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Missouri, Apr 1901- A distressing tragedy took place at the quiet village of Germantown or Noah, on Tuesday of this week, the particulars about as follows: Several years ago, Mrs. Horn, who with her three grown sons lives on the Dr. Stewart farm, took a small boy, Willie Ripley by name, from the orphans' home. He was given a good home and grew up in the family and was nearly 16. It was his custom to help Mrs. Horn with the family wash each week. About half past 11, they had the washing done and the clothes hung out to dry and Willie started to feed some calves at the barn. He told Mrs. Horn to let the clothes be, as he would be back soon, but he did not return. She called him but got no answer. When her sons came from the field for dinner, she told them to look for him but they failed to find him until one went to the barn for hay for their teams and there the boy hung, stark naked, dead. He had stripped himself and taken one of his stockings, put it around his neck and the other end to a beam and had jumped off. Dr. Wallis was passing about that time and they called him in but the boy was dead. His neck was broken by the fall. An inquest was held. The boy was buried Wednesday in the Catholic cemetery in Germantown. Mrs. Horn and her sons are prostrated by the terrible calamity. They are highly respected and have the sympathy of the community. They had arranged for the boy to go to his childhood home in N.Y. on a visit this summer or fall. He was pleased with the idea but wanted to come back and live with the family.

RIPPETOE, Hayes
n/a-1896
Clinton MO - A fatal shooting occurred about 3 miles north of Calhoun Friday night, July 31, at the home of Cass Fewell, wherein Fewell shot and instantly killed Hayes Rippetoe. All parties to the affair are colored. There was to be a dance at Fewell's that night and quite a number of colored and some whites had congregated, among them Rippetoe and his brother, Perry, Wash Nash, John Reed, Bob Johnson, Oscar McKay, who had gone for the purpose of doing Fewell bodily harm - having on prior occasions stoned his house and otherwise annoyed him. This time tantalizing was unbearable and Fewell broke up the mob by emptying a shotgun full in the breast of the leader, Hayes Rippetoe. So unnerved were the bystanders, they refused to touch the corpse but let it lie until the arrival of sheriff and coroner 12 hours later. Fewell went to Calhoun and gave himself up and is in jail awaiting grand jury action.

RISH, Elizabeth
n/a-1886
Clinton MO, Sep 1886 - Died October 1886, Mrs. Elizabeth Rish, 1 1/2 miles northwest of Hartwell.

RISSEL, Carrie May PERSONETTE
1881-1904
Englewood Cemetery (R), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Missouri, Feb 20 1904 - Friday night, Feb. 19, at 9:50, death claimed the beloved wife of D. W. Rissell and her spirit was wafted from her earthly home, 402 N. 5th, to a brighter and fairer world on high. Her maiden name was Miss Carrie Personnett; she was born in Clinton 23 years ago and had a large circle of friends. She was sick only a short time, with pneumonia. In 1898, she married Mr. Rissell. Two loving babes blessed this happy union, the oldest four years of age, while the youngest is but 7 months old. Nevermore will they feel the gentle touch of a mother's kiss or hear her sweet and loving voice. Funeral at the home and remains laid to rest in beautiful Englewood.

RISSELL, Virginia L. "Virgie" DIEHL
1891-1925
Englewood Cemetery (R), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Mrs. Howard Rissell completed her earthly tasks at 3:55 a.m., April 11th, and joined the Heavenly throng. The Sunday before she gave birth to a fine baby son. Apparently all was going well until two days before her death she developed double pneumonia. Skilled doctors and devoted nurses could not prolong her life as her heart was very weak. Deceased's maiden name was Virgie Diehl. She was born Oct. 30, 1891. About a year and a half ago her husband, she and their children moved to Clinton, as her husband had a good position in the Brown blacksmith shop. This had been their home since. They came here from Allentown, Pa., and she was one of a family of 17 children. Deceased was survived by her husband and their five children. One baby died several years ago. The children are: Irene, age 11; Martin, age 9; Wilson, age 7; Warren, age 2, and the little week old baby, Fereld Elwood. She was a woman who loved her children and home and even to the last her thoughts were of them and she would smile when her kind and loving neighbors assured her even the tiny baby was being cared for. Her unselfish sweetness asserted itself even when the end was near. She would gratefully smile at these good friends, who so fought to keep the little mother with her dear children. She was a member of the Lutheran church and a sweet, good Christian woman. The hearts of Clinton go out to these motherless children. Others will do all in their power to cast up the aches and the pains of childhood, but no matter how hard they try, nothing but the mother's kiss can east the pain of the stubbed toes, the bumps and the troubles of childhood. Our prayer is that the Comforter may ease their sorrow and that Jesus may be the guiding spirit to the footsteps of the little ones. The funeral services were Monday, at her late home. Interment in Englewood.

RITCHEY, Mrs. HOLLAND HIGDON
n/a-1936
J. W. Higdon, 307 South Fifth street, has received the sad news that his mother, Mrs. Phillip Ritchey, died Sunday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ed Chapman, of Anderson, Mo., after an illness of about four weeks with infirmatives of old age. She celebrated her 95th birthday last July 27. Deceased lived east of Clinton many years ago and was the sister of the late Wesley Holland. She visited here about three years ago. Her first husband, Jim Higdon, died during the Civil War and she later married Phillip Ritchey who died in 1929 and she has since made her home with her daughter, Mrs. Chapman. She is survived by another daughter, Mrs. Pearl Anderson of Arkansas and three sons J. W. Higdon, Clinton; Chas. Ritchey, of Joplin, and T. Ritchey, Neosho. Two nephews, John and Bird Holland, live east of Clinton and a niece, Mrs. Fannie Merie, at Lowry City.

RITCHEY, Sybeth THRUSH
1855-1929
Combs Cemetery, Deer Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Mrs. Sybeth Ritchey died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Mabel Munday, in Calhoun, Tuesday, April 9, where she had been tenderly cared for the six weeks previous to her death in her last illness. Mrs. Ritchey had been in poor health for many years and never knew what it was to be a well strong woman. However, she always thought of others and never of self and in the last illness, thought of her children. Even when the end was approaching, she was concerned about her daughter more than herself. She was born in Ohio, July 28, 1854, and moved with her parents at the age of two to Illinois. They moved to Henry county in 1869, and this had been her home since. Her maiden name was Sybeth Thrush and she was united in marriage to Frank Ritchey, in 1873. He departed this life in 1901. They were living on a farm east of Clinton, and after his death, she moved to Calhoun, and that had since been her home. Three children were given to this union, all surviving - Mrs. Mable Munday, of Calhoun; H. D. Ritchey, of Kansas City, and E. W. Ritchey, of Clinton. There are 14 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. She also leaves one brother - Lee Thrush, east of Clinton, and five sisters - Mrs. E. H. Weakley, east of Clinton; Mrs. G. G. Thomas, Mrs. J. A. Journey and Mrs. J. T. Faith, Gooding, Idaho; Mrs. J. B. Roberts, Milo, Mo. Deceased was converted and united with the Methodist church at the age of 16. She was a devout Christian, ever guiding her children in the paths of righteousness. Her funeral was held at the home of her daughter, April 11, and her body laid by the side of her husband in the Combs cemetery.

RITCHIE, Roy Edward
1919-1994
Citizens Cemetery, Clarendon, Donley Co, TX
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Services for Roy Edward Ritchie, 74, formerly of Clinton, were held on Saturday, January 15, 1994 in Robertson Chapel of Memories in Clarendon, Texas. Burial was in Citizens Cemetery in Clarendon. Mr. Ritchie died at 8:25 a.m. on Wednesday, January 12, 1994 in Veterans Administration Medical Center in Amarillo following a lengthy illness. He was born February 14, 1919 at Vinita, Oklahoma and had lived in Hedley for four years before moving to Clarendon in 1968. He married Raylene Bennett on July 24, 1947 at Clinton, Mo. He had been a farmer most of his life before his retirement and was a U.S. Army Air Corps veteran of World War II. He was a member of the Disabled American Veterans and a member of the American Legion. He was preceded in death by three brothers, Leonard Ritchie, Jim Ritchie and Howard Ritchie. He was also preceded in death by a grandson, Robert Ritchie in 1978. Survivors include his wife, Raylene Ritchie of Clarendon, Texas; four daughters, Donna Fuller of New Orleans, Louisiana, Sharon Braddock of Pampa, Texas, Brenda Davis of Canyon, Texas, Patricia Shields of Amarillo, Texas; two sons, Mike Ritchie of Clarendon, and Roy Ritchie of Dumas, Texas; one sister, Dorothy Parks of Pleasant Hill, Mo.; three brothers, Bill Ritchie of Lakeview, Texas, Charles Ritchie of Cleburne, Texas, Wylie Ritchie of Commerce, Texas; 20 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Local family members include sisters-in-law, Louise Stephens and Lesetta Dean and brother-in-law, Robert Barker.

RITCHIE, William L. "Bill" Rev.
1930-2007
Englewood Cemetery (R), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Rev. William L. Ritchie, age 76 of Clinton, Missouri passed away Monday, February 19, 2007 at St. Joseph's Hospital, Kansas City, Missouri. Funeral services will be Saturday at the First Baptist Church, Clinton with burial in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton. Bill was born in Kansas City, Missouri. He was an ordained Baptist Minister for over 50 years. He was a member of the First Baptist Church, Clinton were he was a deacon and sang with the Spirit Lifters. He is survived by his wife, Daisy of the home; two daughters, Karen Ritchey of St. Charles, Missouri and Mary Hensley of Union, Missouri; two granddaughters, Jessica Hensley and Ashley Hensley as well as one sister, Rowene Nichols of Smithville, Missouri.

RITTER, Charles W. Jr.
1917-2005
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 4 2006 - Charles W. Ritter Jr. died at his home in Sacramento, California, Friday, December 30, 2005. He was born in Deepwater August 1, 1917. His parents were Charles and Esta Knight Ritter. Charles and Sophia Johnson were married in Clinton by Rev. Arthur Olson and they celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary November 10, 2005. They were members of Fruit Ridge Baptist Church in Sacramento. He was preceded in death by his parents; their eldest son Charles Vernon Ritter, and three brothers, Edward, Harold and Bobby Ritter. He is survived by his wife Sophia; one son James Marvin Ritter; one daughter Judith Ann and husband Mark Staneart; two granddaughters, Natashia Loree and husband Shawn Dunn, and Brandy Ann Ritter; two grandsons, Tyrone Charles and Troy Marvin Ritter; three great-grandsons, Alexander Flores, Lucas Dunn and Kyle Allen Casto; four sisters, Helen, Maxine, Ava Mae and Betty Lou. He is also survived by several family members in the Clinton area, two sisters-in-law, Ina Julian and Ruth Johnson; a cousin Olga Boyles, and several nieces and nephews. Services were held at Sunset Lawn, followed by entombment there on January 3, 2006.

RITTER, Genevieve Mildred
1912-2002
Maplewood & Brownington Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Aug 1 2002 - Genevieve Mildred Ritter died Tuesday, July 30, 2002, at Park View Health in Bolivar. She is survived by two daughters, Johnnie Ritter of Halfway, and Donnia Young of Raytown; three sons, Elvin Andrew Ritter of Cole, Harold Leroy Ritter of Halfway and Douglas Walker Ritter of Paola, Kansas; 63 grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was a member of the Brownington Baptist Church. Funeral services will be held Friday August 2, at 1 p.m. at the church in Brownington. Burial will be in the Maplewood Cemetery, Brownington.

RITTER, George A.
1862-1940
Maplewood & Brownington Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Oct 1940 - George Ritter died at his home at Brownington at 7:35 p.m. Sunday. He had suffered a stroke about a week ago, falling in the yard of his home and his condition had grown steadily worse. George Ritter was born Nov. 19, 1882 in Clark County, Indiana, and was reared a Baptist. He had made his home at Brownington many years, where he had farmed, mined coal and, at other times, had been employed at the tile factory at Deepwater, a capable workman. Mr. Ritter is survived by his widow, nee Mary Alice Walker, to whom he was married October 6, 1895, at Mt. Zion, one daughter, Miss Mary Ritter, and son, Tom, of the home; one son Richard of California and three sons of Brownington, Ameil, Ernest and Sigmond; also two sisters, Mrs. Bettie Dobbs of Deepwater and Mrs. Anna Welsh of Hopkins, Mo. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. at the Brownington Baptist Church by Rev. Hugh Sperry. Burial at Brownington. Wilkinson Funeral Service in charge.

RITTER, George I.
1921-1997
Maplewood & Brownington Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - George I. Ritter, 76, Clinton, died Sunday, December 28, 1997, at the Golden Valley Hospital. He was a truck driver for many years. Survivors include his mother, Lena Cantrell of Clinton; two daughters, Gloria and Anna, both of California; nieces and nephews. Graveside services will be at the Maplewood Cemetery in Brownington on Saturday, January 3.

RITTER, Leonard L.
abt 1949-2003
Robinson Cemetery, Collins Twp, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Sep 17 2003 - Leonard L. Ritter, 54, Weaubleau, a telephone switchman, died Tuesday, September 15, 2003, at his home. Graveside services will be Saturday, September 20, 1 p.m., at Robinson Cemetery, Weaubleau.

RITTER, Lester
1914-2002
Laurel Oak Cemetery (R), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 1 2002 - Lester Ritter, 87, rural Leeton, died Sunday morning, March 31, 2002, at his home. He was born November 4, 1914, in Ava, the son of Charlie Ritter and Blanche Catherine (Hutchins) Ritter. On June 15, 1935, in Ava, he married Lois May Cline, who survives of the home. He was a farmer and attended the Church of the Bretheren, Leeton. In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, Mason L. Ritter and Robert Ritter, both of Leeton; three daughters, Betty Kennedy, Davenport, Iowa, Doris Vaughn, North Kansas City, Wanda Bradley, Leeton; 17 grandchildren, four step-grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, nine step-great-grandchildren; three brothers, Alva Ritter, Ava, Bob Ritter and Clifford Ritter, both of Bettendorf, Iowa; a sister, Stella Miller, Ava, and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a sister, Freda Ritter in 1950. Funeral services will be Wednesday, April 3, 2:30 a.m. at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial will be in the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

RITTER, Lois May CLINE
1918-2012
Laurel Oak Cemetery (R), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Lois Ritter, 93, of Warrensburg, Missouri, formerly of rural Leeton, Mo., died early Sunday morning, May 13, 2012, at the Ridgecrest Nursing Center in Warrensburg. She was born May 23, 1918, on a farm, south of Mansfield, Mo., the daughter of Harry James Cline and Lima Allen (Gass) Cline. On June 15, 1935, in Ava, Mo., she married Charles Lester Ritter, who preceded her in death March 31, 2002. Lois worked briefly as a cook at the former Central Missouri State College, now University of Central Missouri. She later worked at the Leeton School as a head cook for many years. She also worked as a Ward Clerk, at the former Warrensburg Medical Center, now Western Missouri Medical Center, for several years. Lois was a member of the Church of the Brethren, Warrensburg, Mo. Survivors include 2 sons, Mason L. Ritter and his wife Lorraine, Davenport, Iowa; and Charles Robert Ritter and his wife Mary, Leeton, Mo.; 3 daughters, Betty Kennedy, Bettendorf, Iowa; Doris Vaughn, North Kansas City, Mo.; and Wanda Bradley, Leeton, Mo.; 17 grandchildren; 4 step-grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents and husband, Lois was preceded in death by a sister, Margaret Rhoades, a step-mother, Gertrude Cline, and a half-sister, Elaine Bartlett. Funeral services will be Wednesday, May 16, 2012, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial will be in the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

RITTER, Mabel Belle McFALL
1906-1991
Maplewood & Brownington Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Mabel Belle Ritter was born January 7, 1906, the daughter of George and Lyda Rukes McFall, Brownington, Mo. She died August 9, 1991, at Golden Valley Hospital in Clinton. Mrs. Ritter was married to Amiel Ritter and to this union 4 children were born: Raymond Rogers deceased, Maxine Mabel Ritter Bass, Lester Earl Ritter and an infant daughter who died in infancy. Mrs. Ritter was a member of the First Baptist Church, Brownington. She lived all of her life in Brownington until moving to Clinton in 1970. She loved working with her flowers and garden. She was preceded in death by her sisters, Mary, Marie and Dona; brothers, Earl, Robert, Carl and Merle. She is survived by 3 grandsons, 4 granddaughters, 10 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Funeral services were held Tuesday, August 13, 1991 at Consalus Chapel, Clinton. Burial was at Maplewood Cemetery, Brownington.

RITTER, Shaun Andrew
1984-2005
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 5 2005 - Shaun Andrew Ritter, 20, Olathe, Kansas, died Saturday, April 2, 2005. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Thursday, April 7, at the McGilley and Frye Funeral Home, 105 East Loula, Olathe, Kansas. He was born April 21, 1984, the son of Norman Ritter and Melva (Miller) Nicholson in Shawnee Mission, Kansas. He graduated from Olathe North High School in 2002. He is survived by his father Norman "Andy" Ritter; mother Melva and husband Nick Nicholson; daughter Tiaira Grom; fiancee Chandra Moeller; sister Amanda Sawyer and husband Andy, Matt Leighton, who was like a brother; paternal grandmother Doris Clouse and husband LaVern; grandmothers, Lavon Miller and Freda Anderson; three nieces, Gabby, Heather, Becca; nephew Mikey; special friends, Shayla Hostetler, Jessica Wigen, and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins and dear friends.

RITTER, Tom William
1905-1994
Deepwater Cemetery, Fairview Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Daily Democrat - Tom William Ritter, 88, 504 East Green, Clinton, died Wednesday, June 22, 1994, at Westwood Home, Clinton - Tom William Ritter was born August 26, 1905, in Brownington. He was the son of Mary Alice (Walker) and George Andrew Ritter. He was married to Velma Madaris February 25, 1943, at Joplin. He was employed at the Dickey Factory in Deepwater, Larabee Mill in Clinton, and Farmers Elevator in Montrose. He was in the service with General Patton's 3rd Army in the Battle of the Bulge. He served three years in WWII. He was a member of the Northeast Baptist Church, where he was active with the R.A.'s. He is survived by his wife, Velma, of 51 years; one brother, Richard Ritter of Indio, Ca.; 6 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; 13 great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Preceding him in death were two stepchildren, Betty Fry and Bill Madaris, whom he loved as his own; his mother and father; brothers Amiel, Albert, Ernest, and Sig; and his sister, Mary. Funeral services were held at the Vansant-Mills Funeral Home on Friday, June 24, 1994. Burial was in the Deepwater Cemetery.

RITTER, Velma C. SHEEKS MADARIS
1907-2003
Deepwater Cemetery, Fairview Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 21 2003 - Velma C. Ritter, daughter of Ezra and Dora Chaney Sheeks, was born August 11, 1907, in Huntingdale, and died Monday, January 13, 2003, at Clinton Healthcare and Rehabilitation, Clinton. She was married to Tom Ritter on February 25, 1943, in Joplin. Velma was a resident of Deepwater, until moving to Clinton in 1959. She worked as an LPN, retiring from the Clinton General Hospital. She was a member of the Northeast Baptist Church, Clinton. She loved to quilt. She was preceded in death by her parents; two husbands, Harry Madaris and Tom Ritter, and her children, William G. Madaris and Bettie J. Lebow-Fry. She is survived by five grandchildren, a number of great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren and great-great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the Vansant Mills Chapel on Wednesday, January 15. Burial was in the Deepwater Cemetery.

RITZEN, Charles
n/a-1998
Clinton Daily Democrat - Frances Chrisman and her brother, Hank Adkins, have been notified by their sister, June, that her husband, Charles Ritzen of Nashville, Tennessee, had died. The funeral service is to be held at the Emanuel Episcopal Church of Webster Groves Wednesday. He is survived by his wife, June, of the home in Nashville, Tennessee, and sons, Chuck Ritzen of Franklin, Tennessee, and Jay Ritzen of St. Louis. His daughter, Marl, preceded him in death. Charles was a very devoted husband and father, and well liked by all who knew him and will be dearly missed.

RIVERS, Harry E.
1903-1904
Bethlehem Cemetery, Bethlehem Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Missouri, Feb 20 1904 - On Tuesday morning, Feb. 16, 1904, occurred the death of Harry Errett(?) Rivers, seven month old son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Waller Rivers of Deepwater. The little one had been suffering from a complication of successive troubles since November and fell a victim to measles. The body was taken to Bethlehem and laid to rest on the sunny slope to await the resurrection morn.

RIVERS, James T.
1847-1885
Bethlehem Cemetery, Bethlehem Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Nov 14 1885 - Jas. Rivers, after a short illness of typhoid fever, died on Tuesday morning and his remains were taken to Bethlehem Church for burial.

RIVERS, John C.
1833-1904
Bethlehem Cemetery, Bethlehem Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Missouri, May 14 1904- The life book of John C. Rivers has been sealed, filled with good deeds. The summons was answered Wednesday evening, after hovering between life and death for weeks and another fireside has a vacant chair which never can be filled. A native Kentuckian, the county history carries a full account of his life. He had been a resident of Henry County about 48 years and was a lifelong member of the Baptist Church, joining when he was about 16; was one of the charter members of the Bethlehem Church. Children by his first wife now living are: John W. Rivers, Kingfisher, Oklahoma; W. G. Rivers, Springfield, Oklahoma. His second wife and son C. T. Rivers survive him and have the sympathy of the entire community in their sad loss. The remains were taken from his late home on East Ohio Street to Bethlehem Church for the funeral.

RIVERS, Lorena B. HOOD HURT
1839-1920
Bethlehem Cemetery, Bethlehem Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Eye March 1920 - Mrs. J. C. Rivers Dropped Dead - At the home of her daughter, Mrs. Frank Hunt, in the Bethlehem neighborhood about 5:25 p.m. Sunday. She had been ailing for several days but had gotten breakfast that morning and eaten dinner. She had laid down most all afternoon, when she got up to get a drink of water and fell dead. Mrs. Rivers or Aunt Puss as she was lovingly called by friends and neighbors, was 80 years old her last birthday. Her first marriage was to Jas. Francis Marion Hurt, three years before the Civil War. One daughter, who is now Mrs. Hunt, was born to this union before the war, and one son, Jas. Hurt, during the war. Her husband was in the war and killed July 4th in the Battle of Helena. A number of years later she married J. C. Rivers. To this union, one son, Campbell T. Rivers, was given. He survives and lives on South 6th street in this city. Her last husband, J. C. Rivers, died about 15 years ago. Her maiden name was Lorena Hood. Besides the daughter and two sons, she leaves seven grandchildren. Her daughter, Mrs. Hunt, has been invalid with rheumatism for the past five years and Mrs. Rivers had tenderly ministered to her every need. Mrs. Rivers was converted years ago and belonged to the Freedom Christian church. Her nature was bright and sunny and tho advanced in years, she enjoyed a joke and friendly chat with her friends, possessing a splendid memory of names and faces. It was but a few months ago she called at this office and told us her age, and had we been guessing we would have made it 15 years less. She was an unusual woman. All her friends lives have been made a little more glad on account of her friendship. Her funeral was held at the Bethlehem church Tuesday afternoon by Rev. J. M. Ramsey, after which her body was laid in the cemetery nearby, beside her husband.

ROACH, Gerald Efford
1919-2000
Kansas City Star, Apr 2 2000 - Gerald Efford Roach, 80, Lawrence, KS, died Thursday, March 30, 2000, at Brandonwoods Nursing Home. Funeral services will be Tuesday, April 4, at the All Saint's Lutheran Church, 2626 Minnesota Ave., Kansas City, KS; burial in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens. Gerald was born June 9, 1919, in Windsor, MO, the son of Guy and Alice (Plunkett) Roach. He was a 1937 graduate of Excelsior Springs High School. After high school Gerald went to work for Southwestern Bell Telephone Company until entering the Army September 3, 1940. He served with the 216th Armored Engineer Battalion for over two years, served 10 months in France, Germany and Czechoslovakia supervising 45 men in engineer construction and demolition. December 16, 1945, he was separated from the Army and returned to his position at Southwestern Bell in Kansas City, KS. He married Dorothy Virginia Hobbs December 24, 1946. Gerald was a member of the Communication Workers of America Union. He retired from Southwestern Bell Telephone Company after 45 years of service. Gerald enjoyed bowling, stained glass, woodworking, and a good game of pitch. He did volunteer work for Porter Funeral Home, and assembling bicycles for underprivileged children. He was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather. He and Dorothy were long time members of All Saints Lutheran Church. Gerald lived in Kansas City, KS with Dorothy until entering Brandonwoods Nursing Home in February 1998. He was preceded in death by his wife Dorothy; his parents; and sisters Vivian Walters and Francis Sharp. Survivors include his son, Gerald Roach II, Baldwin City, KS; daughter, Barbara Sterba, Baldwin City, KS; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

ROACH, Myrtle Ivy PARSCALE WOLF
1906-1992
Deepwater Cemetery, Fairview Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Myrtle Ivy Roach, daughter of James D. and Nancy Elizabeth Hawkins Parscale, was born August 25, 1906, in Red Top, Missouri, and passed away Saturday, January 4, 1992, at Sac-Osage Hospital, Osceola, at the age of 85 years. She had lived in Deepwater, Los Angeles, California, and Independence, before moving to Lowry City in August 1991. She was a member of the Deepwater Baptist Church, Deepwater. She was married to Albert WOLF and to this union five children were born, Jack, Wanda, Wayward, Loutta and Charles. Albert died in 1947. Later she married Bill Roach. They were married until his death in 1980. Preceding her in death are her parents, two husbands and three children, Wayward, age 3, Loutta, age 39, and Charles, age 57. She is survived by one son, Jack Wolf, Pawhusak, Oklahoma; one daughter, Wanda L. McMillian, Independence; one daughter-in-law, Rose Wolf, Clinton; one brother, Chester Parscale, Clinton, and one sister, Anna Goslin, Deepwater, as well as eight grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the Deepwater Baptist Church Tuesday, January 7, 1992. Burial was held at the Deepwater Cemetery, Deepwater.

ROARK, Clara Jane DOVE
1928-2017
Laurel Oak Cemetery (R), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Clara J. Roark, 88, of Windsor, Missouri, died Thursday morning, March 30, 2017 at the Windsor Healthcare & Rehab Center, Windsor. She was born October 18, 1928, in Centerview, Mo., the daughter of Jesse C. Dove and Margaret J. Smethers. On December 21, 1946, she married Herbert M. Roark at the parsonage of the First Baptist Church, Windsor, and he preceded her in death on February 2, 2002. Clara worked at the Windsor International Shoe Factory for 10 years. She then worked as a cook at the Windsor Elementary School for 14 years. She enjoyed fishing with her husband and flower gardening. She also enjoyed cooking, sewing and quilting. She was a member of the Calhoun United Methodist Church, Calhoun. Survivors include a daughter, Carol Maxwell and her husband Wayne, Windsor, Mo.; 4 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-grandson; a brother, Clarence Dove and his wife Betty, Seneca Falls, New York; a sister-in-law Grace Mowell and her husband Harper, Richmond, Mo.; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a son, Wayne Roark; a brother, Gene Dove; and 3 sisters Edna Ledford, Martha Neito, and Barbara Ann Dove, who died in infancy. Graveside services will be Sunday, April 2, 2017, at the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

ROARK, Herbert M.
1919-2002
Laurel Oak Cemetery (R), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Feb 6 2002 - Herbert M. Roark, 82, Windsor, died early Tuesday morning, February 5, 2002, at Golden Valley Hospital in Clinton. He was born April 15, 1919, in Benton County, near Climax Springs, the son of Orba William Roark and Florence Edna (Raymer) Roark. On December 21, 1946, in Windsor at the Baptist Church parsonage, he married Clara Jane Dove, who survives of the home. Mr. Roark worked at the Windsor International Shoe Factory for 21 years. He also farmed and worked at the Windsor MFA Fertilizer plant from 1963 to 1971, spreading lime and fertilizer. He was a member of the Windsor First Baptist Church and an Army veteran of World War II, serving in the Aleutian and Northern France Theatres. In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Carol and Wayne Maxwell, Windsor; three grandchildren, Brian Maxwell, Osage Beach, Brent and Brenda Maxwell, Windsor; two great-grandchildren, Kyndal and Karrigan Maxwell; two sisters, Lucille Gardner, Urbana, and Grace Mowell, North Kansas City; a brother, Howard Roark, Overland Park, Kansas; several nieces and a nephew. He was preceded in death by a son, Wayne M. Roark; two brothers, Harold Roark and Murrel Roark. Funeral services will be Thursday, February 7, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial will be in the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

ROARK, Katie Bell FOLSOM
1915-2006
Laurel Oak Cemetery (R), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Nov 6 2006 - Katie B. Roark, Liberty and formerly of Windsor, died Thursday, November 2, 2006, at the Liberty Hospital, Liberty. She was born December 8, 1915, the daughter of William Allen Folsom and Nancy Emma (Duffer) Folsom. On October 4, 1937, in LaMonte, she married Murrel William Roark, who died January 26, 1994. Mrs. Roark was a homemaker and had worked at the former Windsor's Resthaven Nursing Home for nine years and also at the former Windsor International Shoe Factory. She was a member of the First Baptist Church, Windsor. Survivors include a son Don William Roark, Kansas City; four daughters, Betty Rennert, Snohomish, Washington, Marjorie Acker, Overland Park, Kansas, Elaine Yager, Gardner, Kansas, Connie Bowlin, Omaha, Nebraska; 18 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; 10 great-great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a daughter Phyllis Bonebright; a grandson Ken Acker; five sisters, Emma Mefford, Lou VanCannon, Ellen Crainshaw, Edna McGuire and Lena Pickrunn; three brothers, Bill, Tom and Ed Folsom. Funeral services were Monday, November 6, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor, with burial in Laurel Oak Cemetery.

ROBBINS, Clarice Marilyn HILLEGAS
1930-2012
Lowry City Cemetery, Lowry City, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Mar 12 2012 - Marilynn Robbins, 81, Deepwater, died March 6, 2012 at Truman Lake Manor nursing home in Lowry City. Marilynn was born June 4, 1930 in Deepwater, to George and Connie Hillegas. Marilynn was preceded in death by her husband Estil Robbins, and brother Harold Hillegas. She is survived by son Bob Robbins of Deepwater; daughter Diane Catalano of Raytown; sister Linda Moran of Alabama; niece LeAnn Starnes of Texas; grandson George Robbins of Richmond; granddaughter Lori Legendre of Lee's Summit; granddaughter Kelley Kates of Independence; great-children Tyler and Taylor Lockler of Raytown, Cassey and Emma Robbins of Richmond. Funeral services were held March 10 at the Goodrich Chapel with interment in Lowry City Cemetery.

ROBBINS, David L.
1931-2003
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Mar 31 2002 - David L. Robbins, 71, Appleton City, died Saturday, March 29, 2003, at St. Luke's Hospital of Kansas City. He is survived by his wife, Ruth Robbins of the home; four sons, David A. Robbins, Rogersville, Donald G. Robbins, Philippine Islands, Dwayne E. Robbins and Darrell L. Robbins, both of Appleton City; three brothers, Melvin K. Robbins of Windsor, Ronald Dewey Robbins, Liberty, and Danny Robbins, Kearney. Graveside services will be Thursday, April 3, at Clinton Memory Gardens.

ROBBINS, Mabel Oma WILLARD
1913-1936
Hickory Grove Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Mrs. Garnett Robbins, 3603 Fuller Avenue, Kansas City, died December 29th. Mabel Oma Willard Robbins was born May 1, 1913, near Leeton. She was the wife of Garnett Robbins and to this union were born two girls, Doris Darlene, and Lora Virginia Robbins, and an infant son, Clyde Elbert Robbins. Deceased was the youngest of nine children born to Mr. and Mrs. John W. Willard, and leaves to mourn her death, besides her husband and three children, her parents, four brothers and two sisters. Mrs. Robbins was a member of the Hickory Grove Methodist church near where she attended school and lived most of her life. Her memory is dear to all who knew and loved her. Funeral services were held Friday afternoon at the Hickory Grove Methodist church. Interment in Hickory Grove cemetery.

ROBBINS, Mary Henrietta HAMILTON
1929-1997
Englewood Cemetery (R), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Mary Henrietta (Hamilton) Robbins was born September 18, 1929, to John C. and Thelma Pinkston Hamilton. She was the eldest of four children, John Lee Hamilton of Lathrop, California, Lucinda Rodgers of San Diego, California, and Dawn Rose Beasley of Creighton, her brothers and sisters all survive. She died September 28, 1997, at the Golden Valley Hospital, Clinton, at the age of 68 years. She attended elementary and high school in Clinton. On May 26, 1949, in Chicago, Illinois, Robert Robbins, Sr. placed a gold band on her finger that was never removed from the finger he placed it until it became medically necessary to do so during her hospitalization just a few hours prior to her death. That ring continued to be a symbol of the unbroken love they shared for 48 years. While in Chicago, two children were born, Linda Miller of Warrensburg and Robert Robbins, Jr. of Clinton. The family moved from Chicago back to Clinton in 1959 so the children would not be forced to attend school and live in the big city. Mary worked outside the home prior to the birth of her children, and after her children were older. However, her first priority was always her children and her husband. Mary became a member of Corinth Baptist Church in 1959, when returning to Missouri. She later held membership at Bethlehem Baptist Church in her neighborhood. When the church was closed, she moved her membership to First Baptist Church of Clinton. Because of a number of years of serious illnesses, Mary was unable to attend church services regularly. Following carotid artery bypass surgery early in 1997, she was more physically able to leave the house for short periods of time. This was also the time her daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Marvin Miller, began a church in Clinton. From April 1997 to the time of her death, she was an active and devoted member of Mount Calvary Apostolic Church, 105 S. Washington, Clinton. Though only being an established church for five months, she was dearly loved by each and every member. The Sunday morning service the day of her death was filled with glowing memorials and tributes to her life. She was fondly referred to as Mother Robbins by the members. Even though most had only known her a short time, her memory will live on always in the minds and hearts of the church family. Each and every person Mary met loved her immediately. She was a most loving and caring person. Her genuine concern for all was apparent in her speech and her actions. She formed many lifelong friendships as a result. Many people have remarked about the impact Mary has had on their lives. Some have said you could always call Mary when you were sad or sick or had a problem. No matter how ill she might be herself, she never let you know, and always made time for you. She would always try to cheer you up, and you would always feel better when you finished your conversation. She loved people and she loved God. She was extremely proud of her five grandchildren and one great-grandchild. They are Marva Miller of Kansas City, Daniel Vaughn, Jacob Miller and Samuel Miller of Warrensburg, Robin Robbins of Clinton and Taylor Miller of Kansas City. Her house and purse were filled with pictures of them from infancy to present. She never failed to delight them at Christmas and their birthdays with cards and gifts. Even though she was homebound for many years, she utilized mail order catalogs and made sure that there was always something to give another for any occasion that arose. Mary will never be forgotten by her family and many friends. She is loved and will be greatly missed. The world was a better place because of Mary. We are so grateful to God that He allowed us the time that He did to have her in our lives. Funeral services were held at the Vansant-Mills Chapel Wednesday, October 1. Burial was in the Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

ROBBINS, Ruth Ann STAPLES
1940-2006
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Nov 17 2006 - Ruth Ann Robbins, 65, the daughter of Allen Crawford and Edith Rose (Rathbun) Staples, was born November 21, 1940, in Kansas City and died Wednesday, November 15, 2006, at St. Joseph Health Center in Kansas City. She lived in the Kansas City area until 1976 when she moved to Lowry City in 1987 and then to Appleton City in 1999 where she spent the remainder of her life. She was the director of the Appleton City Library. She was a member of the Retired Teachers Association and Trinity Lutheran Church. She taught secondary special education for 23 years and retired from Appleton City High School. She married David Robbins on July 21, 1957, in Kansas City. She was preceded in death by her husband David, and son Dwayne. She is survived by her parents Allen C. Staples and Edith R. Lemen; three sons, David A. Robbins of Rogersville, Donald G. Robbins of the Philippines and Darrell L. Robbins of Appleton City; a half brother John Martin Lemen of Odessa; four grandchildren, Elizabeth, Nat, Jay and Jeanie, and one great-grandson Jacob. Funeral services will be Saturday, November 18, at Trinity Lutheran Church, Appleton City, with burial in Clinton Memory Gardens Cemetery.

ROBERSON, Alberta Lee WARD WEHMEYER
1910-2002
Carpenter Cemetery, Chilhowee, Johnson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 17 2003 - Alberta Lee Roberson died Friday, December 27, 2002, in Tucson, Arizona. She was born August 23, 1910, in Blairstown, the eldest of four children of Ernest and Edith Atkins Ward. She attended college in Warrensburg and married Harmel G. Wehmeyer February 10, 1935. Due to her asthmatic condition, they moved to Tucson where she taught at the National Foundation of Asthmatic Children. After her husband's death in 1957 as a result of a car accident, she married Floyd Otto Roberson on July 15, 1963. He preceded her in death April 22, 1995. She was preceded in death by three brothers, Ray, Harold and Don Ward. She is survived by three sisters-in-law, six nephews and two nieces and other relatives and friends. A memorial graveside service will be held Sunday, January 19, at the Carpenter Cemetery in Chilhowee, under the direction of the Consalus-Bradley Funeral Home.

ROBERTS, Bobbi Sue WARCZAKOSKI
1966-2002
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 2 2003 - Bobbi Sue (Warczakoski) Roberts, 36, Lee's Summit, died Monday, December 30, 2002, at her home. Funeral services will be Friday, January 3, at D. W. Newcomer's Sons Johnson County Chapel, 11200 Metcalf. She was born December 23, 1966, in Wichita, Kansas. She was a 1985 graduate of Park Hill High School. She attended college at the University of Missouri-Columbia. she worked many years in the retail clothing industry, including Fashion Gal and The Gap. She later worked as a loan processor for a local mortgage group. On September 9, 1995, she married Kevin Roberts. Three children were born, Jack 5, Kylea 3 and Luke eight months. She and her family have spent the last several years in Lee's Summit, where she had been a stay-at-home mother to her children. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Velda and J. C. Lane and Harold Stands. She is survived by her husband, Kevin Roberts; children, Jack Carey, Kylea Raye and Luke Andrew, all of the home; parents, Lana and Steve Szczygiel, Olathe, Kansas; brother, Jeff Warczakoski and wife Denyse, Olathe, Kansas, brother, Darin Warczakoski, Olathe, Kansas; grandmother, Bonita Stands, Seiling, Oklahoma; in-laws, Floyd and Betty Sue Roberts and Bill and Marilyn Kernohan; sister-in-law Karla McCaulley, brother-in-law Dana McCaulley, sister-in-law, Molly Kernohan, brothers-in-law, Todd Kernohan and Darby Kernohan, as well as nieces and nephews, Haley and Lane Warczakoski, Alex Roberts, Carissa, Ben and Danya McCaulley. She is also survived by special people Amy Gaston, Pattie Swenson, Brooke Coulson, Kelly Muehlbach and many other family and friends.

ROBERTS, Dorothy Estella MEREDITH
1918-2003
Englewood Cemetery (R), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, May 27 2003 - Dorothy Estella Roberts was born November 8, 1918, at the home in the Fields Creek community, the daughter of William Dangerfield and Stella (Harris) Meredith. She departed this life Friday, April 25, 2003, at the Golden Valley Hospital in Clinton. Dorothy attended Fields Creek Elementary School and Clinton High School. She was united in marriage with Howard Ellis Roberts on November 18, 1936, in Clinton. The marriage lasted 66 years until Dorothy's death. They made their first home in Clinton and soon thereafter they established their home and farm west of Clinton and have lived there since. The marriage produced three daughters, Gayle, Lorraine and Myra. Dorothy led a very active life. She was a devoted wife, mother and homemaker. Her cooking skills were best demonstrated by her pecan pie recipe she often prepared for family and friends, which she handed down to Lorraine. She was involved in community activities including serving as a 4-H leader teaching sewing, PTA membership and served on the Henry County Health Board during its early years. She was an avid and skilled seamstress. Her many projects included making horse show riding suits for Gayle and Myra. The burial dress Dorothy wore was designed and made by herself in about 1975 for use in showing hackney ponies. Dorothy was actively involved in breeding and showing American Saddlebred horses in partnership with Howard. She specialized in showing harness horses and hackney ponies. For a period of time she was involved in manufacturing and selling purses and handbags, most with horse-related illustrations or themes. In her youth, Dorothy was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Clinton. Dorothy enjoyed many things in life, most notable her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was a fan of the Kansas City Royals baseball team and the Missouri University Tigers basketball team. Her favorite television program was "The Wheel of Fortune". Dorothy was the last surviving member of the Meredith family siblings and was preceded in death by four brothers and four sisters as well as her parents and grandparents. Survivors include her husband Howard Roberts; three daughters and sons-in-law, Gaylee Johnson and husband Don, Omaha, Nebraska, Lorraine Jacobs and husband Hobart, Belton, and Myra Finks and husband Terry, Clinton; five grandchildren, Barbara Johnson, Scott Johnson, Pam Wilson, Mike Jacobs and Eric Finks; seven great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Tuesday, April 29, at the Vansant-Mills Funeral Home in Clinton with interment in the Englewood Cemetery in Clinton.

ROBERTS, George L.
1931-2003
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Oct 6 2003 - George L. Roberts was born May 24, 1931, in Foster, the son of George C. and Mable (Boyles) Roberts. Sunday night, September 28, 2003, after 72 years of contributing to the betterment of life on this earth, George quietly departed this life and went to his eternal home with God. George served his country during the Korean War as a Gunner's Mate 2nd Class in the U.S. Navy. He was a surveyor for the Peabody Coal Company for 30 years, retiring in 1989. George was a member of the Clinton Christian Church, serving as a deacon and a driver in the church's bus ministry. He also was a member of the Golden Valley Roamers, the Clinton Masonic Lodge No. 548, Kansas City Scottish Rite Bodies and the Ararat Shrine Temple in Kansas City. George was preceded in death by his parents and his son, Brent. George is survived by his wife, Betty, of the home; one daughter, Victoria Austin and husband, Ernie, Clinton; two grandchildren, Casey Hann and husband, Jake, and Jamie Austin and wife, Lawanna; three great-grandchildren, Kyler Joe Austin, Mason Elliot Hann, Justin Wayne Austin, and one great-grandson "on the way". George also is survived by one brother, Dick Roberts and wife Caroline, Leavenworth, Kansas; three sisters, Arlene Harrison and husband, Dick, Butler, Naomi Royer and husband Punk, and Sandra Elledge and husband Eldon, all of Oak Grove, and one sister-in-law, Hazel Graham and husband, Don, Pleasant Hill. George will be remembered as one who loved fishing, hunting and cooking and as a builder of furniture. But he will be better remembered as a man who genuinely loved life, was friendly and outgoing and very caring and giving. His love for his family may be the most significant gift and legacy of George's life. He treasured his grandchildren and his great-grandsons and his love for Betty and Vickie is the source of treasured memories and family stories. Funeral services were held at the Vansant-Mills Chapel Wednesday, October 1. Burial was in Clinton Memory Gardens Cemetery.

ROBERTS, Harry N.
1918-2013
Laurel Oak Cemetery (R), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Harry N. Roberts, 95, of rural Windsor, Missouri, died Wednesday, August 14, 2013, at his home. He was born May 20, 1918, in Connelsville, Missouri, the son of Harry Silverenous Roberts and Mary Jane Sizemore. He was married to Ethel Livonia Sizemore and they were the parents of one daughter. On August 19, 2000 in Eureka Springs, Arkansas, he married Janet Eileen Hoskins and she survives of the home. Mr. Roberts served his country in the United States Army during World War II. Before his military service, Harry worked at the Northern Missouri Coal Mine. When he returned home, he farmed for approximately 10 years and then went to North Kansas City, Mo., where he worked as a heavy equipment operator and mechanic for the North Kansas City Development Company in North Kansas City, retiring after 32 years of service. In addition to his wife Janet of the home, he is survived by a daughter, Helen White, Green Castle, Mo.; 3 grandsons, Chuck White, Steve White and Lonnie White; 5 great-grandchildren; 4 great-great-grandchildren; a brother, Luther Roberts, Rockford, Illinois; 2 sisters, Gladys Hover, Inverness, Florida, Myrtle Rouse, Glenwood, Mo.; 2 stepdaughters, Cheri Vickers, Windsor, Mo., Mary Thaut, Knob Noster, Mo.; a step-son, Rodney Laymon, Windsor, Mo.; 5 step-grandchildren; 1 step-great-grandson; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a brother, Eugene Roberts; 3 sisters, Goldie Leona Rouse, Nellie Viola Scott and Blanch May; and 2 half- brothers, Ellis Roberts and Frances Smith. Graveside services will be Monday, August 19, at the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor, Mo.

ROBERTS, Howard Ellis
1916-2006
Englewood Cemetery (R), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Aug 29 2006 - Howard Ellis Roberts, 89, Clinton, MO a lifetime area resident, passed away Tuesday morning, August 8, 2006, at his home on the farm with his three daughters by his side from metastasized colon cancer diagnosed one year ago. Funeral services will be Monday, August 14, 2006 at the Vansant-Mills Home in Clinton, MO. Burial will be in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton, MO. Howard "Pa" was born December 22, 1916 in his parent's rural home in the Delmar Community of Henry County, MO. He was the son of George and Mary Alvena "Vena" Roberts. On November 18, 1936 he was united in marriage to Dorothy Estella Meredith, the daughter of William Dangerfield and Stella (Harris) Meredith. Howard and Dorothy were blessed to have celebrated sixty-six years of marriage before her death in April 2003. The marriage produced three daughters, Patricia "Gayle", Barbara "Lorraine" and Myra Elaine. Howard was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Clinton and in this past year he has cherished attending Sunday services and visiting with the Pastor and church members. For over eighty years Howard with the assistance of Dorothy was nationally known for the training, breeding and showing of fine American Saddlebred horses, their stable is called The Roberts Stable. While spending long hours in the saddle horse business, Howard farmed and raised cattle, hogs and chickens on the family farm and on other farms he acquired thru the years. Howard's father, George, started The Roberts Stable when he became involved with racing mules and followed them with the purchase of some saddle horse stock. When he bought an American Saddlebred stud, Arletha's Easter Cloud, from Longview farm, it launched a highly successful business in breeding, training and showing American Saddlebreds that continued with Howard. At one time Howard and Dorothy owned 54 head of horses in addition to customers' horses that were being board and trained. Howard made his first trip to the Missouri State Fair Horse Show in 1924 at the age of eight. He recalled that it was a big event for him. The Roberts family rode and drove their show horses from home to a rail siding on the MK&T Railroad. Once there, they loaded on a train and rode it to Sedalia. The family camped on the fair ground during the horse show, showed their stock and then returned back home again by train. Howard did not show a horse on his first trip but he remembers helping to feed, water and run errands. He had not missed a state fair horse show since his first one eighty one years ago until this year due to his health, though he would remind you that there were two years during World War II when the fair did not open. There have been as many as 24 head of horses in the Roberts Stable stalls at the State Fair. The Missouri State Fair honored Howard in 1994 for seventy years of participation and he had his wife and family by his side in the show arena. Howard had made plans to attend the state fair this Wednesday to watch his colt show and be able to say he had attended the fair for 82 years. Unfortunately, he realized on Tuesday afternoon that he wasn't going to be able to make the trip. As a final hurrah, on Wednesday morning the colt won the Open Filly Weanling Class and later in the afternoon the Amateur Weanling Filly Class with Myra leading the filly and Lorraine tailing. In the end, Howard didn't make 82 years as an on-site participate at the fair, but he did make 82 years as a winning fair exhibitor. At the age of thirteen, Howard began showing horses. It was not an easy time to make a start at anything. In 1930 his parents received a Christmas card from Herbert Woolf, Woolf Brothers Clothing, Kansas City with a verse that said: Crop burned up-market gone to hell, now isn't that a hot time, to wish a fellow well, but good times are coming in 1931, business'll hum- horses'll run, and if I didn't say a Merry Christmas, I'd be a son of a gun! Very much like the weather, horse and farming business right now. A little cash would go a long ways in the early thirties and Howard broke a mare name Joan McDonald for a vocational agriculture project. She won the 5 gaited junior class in 1934. He sold the mare for $1,000 and it was enough to buy a new Chevrolet car and have $140 left to spend for other things. The stud, Arletha's Easter Cloud, was siring champions. Easter Vanity was one that several people remember. Howard showed him all over the State of Missouri, winning many championships against strong competitors. Easter Serenade was an Easter Cloud progeny that won a world five gaited championship. The sale of Easter Serenade provided the money for building the stable and training barn on the home farm. For several years when he was not busy showing, Howard judged horse shows in Missouri and surrounding states. Somewhere in his busy schedule he always seemed to find time or took time to share his experience and expertise with those just starting out or already in the horse business. Howard also had a good story or joke to tell those around him whether they were family orientated or not. He never passed up a large glass of ice tea and a good meal while visiting with family and friends. He had become a big fan of the Missouri Tiger Men's Basketball team and was always cheering them on in front of the TV when they played the Jayhawks. Howard leaves behind his sister, Nadine Stewart, Urich, MO and a sister-in-law, Edna Johnson of Clinton. Three daughters: Gayle and her husband Don Johnson of Columbia; Lorraine and husband Hobart Jacobs of Belton and Myra and husband Terry Finks of Clinton. Five grandchildren: Barbara Johnson of Columbia; Scott and wife Sherrie Johnson of Colleyville, Texas; Pam (Jacobs) and husband Brett Wilson of Gardner, Kansas; Mike Jacobs of Pleasant Hill, Missouri, and Eric Finks of Clinton; and seven great-grandchildren, Sara Johnson, Omaha, Nebraska; Christopher and Brooke Johnson of Colleyville; Texas, Mary and Amanda Wilson of Gardner, Kansas; Alexis and Courtney Jacobs of Kansas City, Missouri and several nieces and nephew. Howard was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and a sister.

ROBERTS, James Arlin
1914-2003
Ellington City Cemetery, Ellington, Reynolds Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Mar 17 2003 - James Arlin Roberts, son of Marion T. Roberts and Iva Gertrude Roberts, was born in Tennessee on November 13, 1914, and departed this life February 26, 2003, at Golden Valley Hospital, Clinton, at the age of 88 years. He was united in marriage to Mae Pouge on April 21, 1935, in St. Louis. To this loving union, two children were born. James was a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Ellington. He enjoyed gardening and raising fruits. James was preceded in death by his parents, Marion T. Roberts and Iva Gertrude Roberts; three sisters, Veda Williams, Ima Lois Sexton and Iva Nell Auvenshine, and four brothers, C. L. Roberts, Harold Roberts, Aaron Roberts and Thomas Roberts. He is survived by his children, Joyce Darlene Flowers of Ellington and Dick Roberts of Deepwater; three sisters, Blondel Greer of Battle Creek, Michigan, Edith Foster, Memphis, Tennessee, and Monnie Ruth Crocker, McKenzie, Tennessee, as well as four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. James will be sadly missed by his family and many friends who will mourn his passing. Funeral services were held at the First Assembly of God Church in Ellington Monday, March 3. Burial was in the Ellington Cemetery.

ROBERTS, James Mills "Jim"
1948-1996
Laurel Oak Cemetery (R), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - James Mills (Jim) Roberts of Kansas City, formerly of Windsor, died Tuesday, July 16, 1996, at his home in Kansas City. He was born September 11, 1948, in Windsor, the son of Frank L. Roberts and Nell (Mills) Roberts. He graduated from Windsor High School in 1996 and later graduated from Drury College in Springfield. In his early business career, he worked for the Western Casualty and Surety Co., of Fort Scott, Kansas, in Phoenix, Arizona, and Seattle, Washington. He then took up the vocational love of his adult life, selling women's sportswear in Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska and Iowa. On February 20, 19911, in Kansas City, he married Amanda Bicknell and they made their home in Kansas City. He accepted Christ as his Savior, as a teenager, at the First Christian Church in Windsor. He was a member of the Platte Woods United Methodist Church, Kansas City. He is survived by his wife Amanda, of the home; two stepsons, Jason Bicknell and Mathew Bicknell; a brother, William J. Roberts and his wife Judy, Clinton; a nephew, Joshua L. Roberts, Clinton; a step-nephew, Robert W. Bare, Jr., his wife Carol, and their children, Haley and Riley, Springfield; an uncle, Harry R. Mills, Clinton; an aunt, Betty Jane Mills, Overland Park, Kansas; many cousins also survive. He was preceded in death by his parents. He loved his God and talked with him daily. He loved his wife and family dearly. he cherished his apparel brothers and sisters and the people he met and did business with on his travels. He enjoyed his friends, fishing, golf, his home and yard and the kids in his neighborhood. Funeral services will be Friday, July 19, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial will be in the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

ROBERTS, Jay Samuel
1924-2012
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 25 2012 - Jay Samuel Roberts, 87, died Saturday, April 21, 2012, at his home in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, after a long illness. He was born in Deepwater on September 10, 1924, to Henry and Rosa Roberts, served in the Marine Corps in WWII and later moved to Tulsa where he graduated from the University of Tulsa Law School. He was an attorney in Oklahoma for 50 years, first with the firm of Church and Roberts, and later in private practice. He was preceded in death by his sister Irene Roberts, and his brother John Roberts. He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Betty Roberts; his children, Steve Roberts and Nancy Leonard, Terri Goins and Linda Henderson; nine grandchildren and 1 great-grandchildren and his sisters, Mary Lou Surls and Cindy Dodson. The funeral was on Wednesday, April 25, at Floral Haven Chapel, followed by burial service at the cemetery.

ROBERTS, John Clement "Clem"
1885-1934
Laurel Oak Cemetery (R), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Saturday evening, J. C. Roberts, of the Livingston Trading Co., Raymond Greenlee, shoe factory foreman, Goodwin Walter and Vincent K. Hines left Windsor about 8:30 to drive to St. Louis where they were planning to see the World Series base ball game Sunday. Seven miles out of Windsor going east on Highway 52, which is being surfaced with asphalt, they were blinded by an approaching car and Mr. Roberts, who was driving his Ford V-8 ran into a slowly moving ten ton motor roller. The impact was so great that the engine was driven almost into the seat of the car, fatally injuring Roberts and Greenlee, who were in the front seat. Mr. Roberts and Walters were taken back to Windsor, but Dr. Wall finding Roberts seriously hurt had him taken to the Sedalia hospital, where he died at 1 p. m. Sunday, from a crushed chest, broken arms and legs and badly crushed hand. Walters was only slightly injured and is recovering at his home. Greenlee and Hines had been taken directly to the Bothwell Hospital in Sedalia in the Huston ambulance. Greenlee who had one leg, arm and nose broken and head and face crushed, died at 12:45 p. m. Sunday. V. K. Hines, who had a compound fracture of the left leg above the knee was taken to St. Joseph Hospital in Kansas City where an operation' was performed taking off several inches of the bone. He is doing very well. John Clem Roberts, son of Mr. and Mrs. Sidney Edgar Roberts, was born September 30, 1885, two miles out of Jefferson City, Missouri. His first fifteen years were spent at Neosho, Mo., where he attended high school. He then went to Park College at Parkville, Mo., following which course he went to Neale Springs, Ark., where he was in charge of a lumber commissary. He was then in Canyon City, Tex., until his father bought the Windsor Light and Power, Co. in 1907 with which business his son was associated until January, 1910, when he went to work for the Livingston Trading Company, where he had since been. May 11, 1910, he and Ruth, daughter of the late Fred Livingston, of Windsor, were united in marriage and to their union were born John Frederick Roberts, also in the Livingston Trading Company, and Frank L. Roberts, who has been attending the university of Missouri. Mr. Roberts, though only a man of 49 years, was one of the most outstanding and stable of Windsor's citizens. He was a handsome energetic man, whose lively interest and foresight had made possible many advancements for his town. His pleasant smile and affable manner made him loved and respected and the contributions of service he made to his community endeared him to his fellow townsmen. He succeeded to the vice presidency and management of the Livingston Trading Company, the most outstanding mercantile business of Windsor, on the death of Fred Livingston. He was vice president of the Citizen's Bank and a member of its board of directors. He was a Mason, a Knight Templar a Shriner, and had served as Worshipful Master of the Blue Lodge. He was a charter member of the Windsor Rotary Club and was its last president; he served 4 years as mayor of his town and was secretary and treasurer of the Missouri Retail Clothiers Association. He was an energetic and able member of the Chamber of Commerce and most instrumental in locating the International Shoe Company factory at Windsor. He rendered invaluable service to his community also in assisting with the reopening of the Citizens Bank a few months past. He became a member of the Presbyterian church at the age of twelve and was ever a loyal Christian. He was chairman of the Boy Scout Council and was always interested in and advanced the activities of youth. His own boys created in his heart an understanding of young people that contributed to the happiness of a perfect home circle. Besides his widow and sons, he is survived by his parents Mr. and Mrs. S. E. Roberts, and sister, Mrs. Shelton Propst, of Yates Center, Kansas, and a brother, S. E. Roberts, Jr., of Lees Summit, Mo. The funeral services were at the Christian church, Wednesday afternoon. Mr. Greenlee who was 37 years of age came to Windsor from Marshall with his wife, 2 1/2 years ago and was employed as lasting foreman at the shoe factory, and had many friends in Windsor. He joined the Windsor Christian Church last spring, and the Masonic Lodge last November. His body was taken to Marshall, Mo., where funeral services were held at the Presbyterian church, Tuesday. He leaves a widow, a father, and a host of friends and relatives. The Windsor shoe factory was closed Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons. The Windsor stores were closed from 3 to 4 Tuesday in reverence to Mr. Greenlee and the same hour on Wednesday for the Roberts funeral. The shoe factory at Marshall, Mo., was closed Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons. Business houses in Marshall were closed both days at the funeral hours. This double tragedy has cast a heavy pall of sorrow over three towns.

ROBERTS, John Eugene Sr.
1929-2002
Maplewood & Brownington Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Dec 2 2002 - John Eugene Roberts, Sr., 73, died Friday, November 29, 2002, at his home in rural Henry County. He was born in Brownington July 8, 1929, the son of Charles Henry Roberts and Rosa Church Roberts, who preceded him in death. He and his wife Barbara, had two children: son John Roberts Jr. of Warsaw and daughter Brenda Stewert, Las Vegas, Nevada. He worked at the University of Missouri in the agriculture department. He is survived by son John Jr. and daughter Brenda Stewert and husband Paul; one brother, Jay Samuel Roberts, Tulsa, Oklahoma; one sister, Mary Lou Surls, Las Vegas; one half-sister, Sindy Dodson, Kansas City. Funeral services will be Wednesday, December 4, at the Sickman-Dunning Funeral Home. Burial will be at Maplewood Cemetery, Brownington.

ROBERTS, Joshua Lee
2004-2004
Laurel Oak Cemetery (R), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Oct 12 2004 - Joshua Lee Roberts, Windsor, infant son of Buck and Cathy Roberts, died Sunday, October 10, 2004, the day of his birth, at St. Luke's Hospital, Kansas City. In addition to his parents, he is survived by three brothers, Jacob, Noah and Jonah Roberts, and two sisters, Cristyn and Hannah Roberts, all of the home in Windsor; paternal grandparents Gene and Peggy Roberts, rural Windsor; paternal great-grandmother Leora Egert, Springfield; maternal grandparents Richard and Nancy Reves, Raytown, and Allan and Jo Katz, Galveston, Texas; maternal great-grandmother Phyllis Dawson, Manhatten, Kansas; four uncles, Brian Roberts, Jon Roberts, Jeff Roberts and Michael Katz; an aunt, Angela Roberts, and several cousins. He was preceded in death by his sister Sarah Jacqueline Roberts. Graveside services will be Thursday, October 14, at Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

ROBERTS, Marian D.
1916-1991
Maplewood & Brownington Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Mrs. Marian D. Roberts, 75, Gladstone, died Monday, December 2, 1991 at her daughter's home. Graveside services will be held at Maplewood cemetery in Brownington on Thursday. Mrs. Roberts was the widow of Henry Roberts and they both were from Deepwater.

ROBERTS, Marion L.
abt 1926-2001
Clinton Daily Democrat, Oct 1 2001 - Marion L. Roberts, 75, Osceola, died Saturday, September 29, 2001 at Golden Valley Hospital, Clinton. He is survived by his wife, Frankie, of the home. Cremation and burial at a later date in Liberty. Contact Vansant-Mills Funeral Home for details.

ROBERTS, Nell Frances MILLS
1919-1994
Laurel Oak Cemetery (R), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Nell Mills Roberts, 75, Clinton, formerly of Windsor, died Sunday, July 31, 1994, at her home in Clinton. She was born March 4, 1919, in Clinton, the daughter of Ray Burnsides Mills and Tracy Brown Mills. On October 3, 1945, in Clinton, she married Frank Lee Roberts who preceded her in death on October 29, 1985. Mrs. Roberts was a homemaker. She was a member of Chapter BA, PEO; Henry County Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, and the First Christian Church, Windsor. During World War II she operated Mills Insurance Agency, Clinton. She greatly enjoyed flower gardening, genealogy, and playing bridge. She is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, William J. (Bill) and Judith Roberts, Clinton, and James M. and Amanda Roberts, Kansas City; two grandsons, Joshua L. Roberts and Robert W. Bare, Jr.; a brother, Harry R. Mills, Clinton; several nieces, nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Charles M. Mills. Funeral services will be Wednesday, August 3, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial will be in the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

ROBERTS, Rosa Helen CHURCH
1907-1933
Maplewood & Brownington Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Feb 1933 - Mrs. Henry Roberts died at the Wesley Hospital in Kansas City, at 7:50 p.m. Tuesday, after an illness of eight days. She took very ill last week, at her home in Brownington, and gradually grew worse until Sunday, when she was taken in an ambulance to Kansas City to the hospital, with the hopes of saving her life. Her husband, mother and sisters were at her bedside. The deceased's maiden name was Helen Church. She was 24 years old, and had been married about ten years. As a mother, wife and neighbor, she did her part unusually well. Physically, she was very small. She possessed an extraordinary sweetness of character, which made her beloved in the community in which she had lived. For years Mrs. Roberts had been a member of the Christian church, but since for some time there had been no services in that church in Brownington, she had attended the Presbyterian church and Sunday School. Her household work was looked after well, but she had found the time and energy to promote in any way possible, the church work. Besides the husband, Henry Roberts, she leaves a son, Jay Samuel, age eight; John, four; and Mary Lou, two. A little daughter Irene, died several years ago. The mother, Mrs. Jay Church survives, also the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Sam cooper, and the brothers and sisters: Rohel and William church, of Brownington; Charles Church, who teaches White School near Clinton; Mrs. Eva Smith and Miss Clarice Church of Kansas City. Charles D. Rickett, of Brownington, and Tom Hurst of Deepwater, took Mr., Rickett's funeral coach to Kansas City Tuesday night an brought the body of the deceased home. At the time the Eye went to press, no funeral arrangements had been made, as her relatives had not returned from Kansas City, but it was thought the funeral would be held Thursday.

ROBERTS, Susan Jane AVERY EDDINS
1832-1910
Clinton, MO - Susan was the first white child born in the county... even prior to 1832 when Indians were still in the county and to be feared. Mr. Avery owned slaves and the little Susan was reared among the dusky children, whose parents called her father, master. The first court ever held in the county, sat at the Avery's house, and Mr. Avery seems to have had a prominent part in the county's history. He surveyed the town site of Clinton, now a prosperous little city in Henry County. Susan had six brothers, all large and lively, who managed to spoil their two sisters, as much as possible. The subject of our sketch grew up into a tall slender girl, with dark brown eyes, olive complexion, and beautiful hair, glossy, abundant, and naturally curly, and with the blue black tint of a raven's wing. At the age of 17, November 8, 1849, she married Franklin Harvey Eddins, a prosperous young merchant of Virginia descent, and settled in Bates County at the county seat. Mr. Eddins and his partner did a large business, their store being the last outfitting place for the plains to the west. Their goods were shipped up the Marais Descynes River from Boonville, KY. Four children - all girls - were born of the union. On January 18, 1861, Mr. Eddins died. His company did a big credit business - there were $30,000 on the books of the store at the time of his death. Troublous times for his young widow followed. The war broke out and Missouri suffered fearfully. Mr. Eddins' partner was shot in cold blood by masked men as he stood one evening in the door of the store. Later, the store itself, with all the warehouses and buildings and the mill owned by the firm, as well as everything the buildings contained, were burned. Such were the fortunes of war. Nothing was left to Mrs. Eddins and her children but the empty lots on which the property had stood. Even the deeds were destroyed. She took refuge with her family, at that date residents of Clinton. On June 26, 1867, Mrs. Eddins was married again to Mr. W. H. Roberts, Rev. James de la Vergne performing the ceremony. In 1870, Mr. Roberts moved his family to Portland, but returned in a couple years to Clinton. Two daughters, Hattie Estelle, afterwards the wife of Frank Gonner, and Minnie Pearl, came to Mr. and Mrs. Roberts. The family came to Durango in 1888. Mr. Roberts engaging in his business as a photographer, being associated with Frank Gonner, later his son-in-law. In the fall of 1891 Mr. and Mrs. Roberts and their younger daughter returned to Clinton, and took up their residence on their ranch near the town. In 1898 they sold their Clinton property and came back to Durango to remain permanently. When the news came Monday afternoon of the passing of Mrs. W. H. Roberts it came as a shock to many of her friends. It will be sweet to remember Mrs. Roberts' courage and the cheery way she would answer inquiring friends in regard to her health. "I reckon I'm better," she would always say, as long as she could speak at all. The cause of death was an atrophy of the nerves, caused by a succession of paralytic shocks. The first occurred shortly before Christmas, three years [before], followed by another. From that time Mrs. Roberts was confined to her couch. Funeral services were held in the M. E. Church (South) at 1:30. The floral offerings were beautiful and the music sweet and touching. Rev. G. F. Rassweiler's text, "She Hath Done What She Could," which he developed into a comforting and appropriate talk, was in harmony with the rest of the service. Internment was in Greenmount.

ROBERTS, Terry J.
1946-2003
Peaceful Home Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Mar 4 2003 - Terry J. Roberts, 56, Lamar, a registered nurse, died Friday, February 28, 2003, at McCune-Brook Hospital, Carthage. Graveside services will be Tuesday, March 4, at Peaceful Home Cemetery, Deepwater.

ROBERTS, William Henry
1835-1907
Durango, CO - William Henry Roberts was born July 27, 1835, in Madison County, OH, and passed away at his home in Animas City at 10:15 last night. Shortly after the Civil War Mr. Roberts came to Missouri and was married to Susan J. Eddins, nee Avery. He moved to Durango, Colo. in 1889 and has made his home most of the time since, residing in Animas City for the past three years. He leaves three brothers, John M., Charles, and B.F. Roberts, and one sister, Mrs. Estelle Wilson, all living in Ohio; also two daughters, Mrs. R.E. Faris of Durango, and Mrs. T. O. Smith of Clinton, MO. One daughter, Mrs. F. Gonner, died in Durango in June 1897. Another daughter, Pearl Roberts, and the widow Mrs. Susan J. Roberts, together with the two children of Mrs. Frank Gonner, remain in the home to mourn him. Mr. Roberts was a charter member of the I.O.O.F. lodge at Clinton, MO, which he helped to organize at the close of the war. He has been a member of the town board of Animas City the past two years. Mr. Roberts' health had been failing for some time. Nearly two weeks ago he was seized with an attack of pleurisy, with which complications baffled the skill of physician and the most careful nursing. For several days the inevitable has faced the dear ones at his bedside, but this does not lessen the pain of their loss. In their home is a vacant chair hallowed by the memories of him... Funeral services from the late residence on Main Street, Animas City, Sunday, Jan. 20 and interment will be made at Greenmount Cemetery.

ROBERTSON, Agnes BROWN
1913-2004
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Dec 23 2004 - Agnes Robertson, 91, formerly of Folsom, California, died at Sunrise Healthcare Center in Roseville, California, Monday, December 20, 2004. Agnes was born in Deepwater November 17, 1913, the firstborn child of Walter E. Brown and Leah (Carder) Brown. On February 2, 1932, in Osceola, she was united in marriage to William George Robertson of Clinton. They celebrated over 70 years of marriage until his death July 27, 2002. Other family members preceding her in death were her parents; one brother Neal Brown; three sisters, Lovell and Ivonne Brown and Opal (Brown) DeLozier. In 1937, along with her husband and daughter Margaret, and her aunt and uncle and cousin, they migrated to California in an old 1928 Chevrolet truck covered over with canvas and metal, "Grapes of Wrath"-style as she always related when talking of their trip out west. They arrived in Lincoln, California after 10 days traveling. They remained in Lincoln until 1945, then moved to southern California where Bill found better employment. After his retirement in 1969 they moved back to northern California where they remained the rest of their lifetime. Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Margaret and James R. Carpenter of San Jose, California; one son Robert G. Robertson and wife Cheryl, Camino, California; one sister Nona Mae Lambert of Pasadena, California, and one brother Walter L. Brown of Deepwater. She also leaves five grandsons, Steve Carpenter and wife Deanna, Auburn, California, Gary Carpenter and wife Kelly, also of Auburn, California, Dale Carpenter and wife Nancy, San Jose, California, Dan Carpenter, also of San Jose, and Will Robertson of Chesapeake, Virginia; 10 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren; two nephews, Ted DeLozier of Brunswick and Ronnie Dines of Sheldon; five nieces, Betty (DeLozier) Hafner of Ocala, Florida, Linda (Lambert) Jenkins, Mesa, Arizona, Karen (Lambert) Rentz, Henderson, Nevada, Leah (Lambert) Dean, Phoenix, Arizona, and Sandra (Lambert) Shaalan, Walnut, California. She is also survived by her husband's nieces and nephews who she loved as her own, Dale and Mary Batschelett, Betty J. Braun, Darlene and Shelby Woods, all of Clinton. Graveside services were conducted at the Lincoln Cemetery in Lincoln, California, Thursday, December 23. Services were entrusted to Lassila Funeral Chapel of Lincoln, California.

ROBERTSON, B. Lee
1915-2002
Englewood Cemetery (R), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Oct 9 2002 - B. Lee Robertson, 86, Butler, died Thursday, October 3, 2002, at the Bates County Memorial Hospital in Butler. Funeral services will be Friday, October 11, at the Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel in Butler with burial in the Englewood Cemetery at Clinton. He is survived by his wife, Delena Robertson of the home, and two daughters, Sue Merritt and husband Wes, Butler, and Mary Salazar, Peculiar, and four grandchildren.

ROBERTSON, Beulah HUGHES
1887-1925
Englewood Cemetery (R), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Mrs. Vic Robertson In Heaven -- At 2:30 Tuesday Mrs. Vic Robertson left her earthly body and went on the last journey and is now with Jesus. Her sufferings had been such for months that those nearest her could not see how she could get well, altho she made the bravest fight possible. God in his infinite wisdom knew best and took her home. Last November she was being treated for catarrh, when she found a swelling in her cheek. Physicians decided it was from her teeth, and when they were extracted a root abscess was found to have gone into the anthrum bone. The bone had to be taken out and finally her right eye had to be removed. She was taken to Springfield for the latter operation. She was a little better, when they brought her home but grew worse, then it seemed there was a chance, but for a number of days all have seen the end was near. She was born at Versailles, Mo., 37 years ago last October. Her mother died when she was but a very small child, so she never knew a mother's care. But wherever she was all loved sunny little Beulah Hughes. 13 years ago last March 9th she was married to Vic Robertson, who survives her with their three sturdy and reliable little sons: John aged 11, Lee 9, and Paul aged 7. Her father, J. H. Hughes, lives near Adrian. She had three brothers, Norvy and Emmett Hughes, Denver, Colo., Lloyd Hughes, Hutchinson, Kans., all of whom were here for the funeral. One half brother, B. M. Hughes lives at Stotesbury, Mo. Her half sisters are as follows: Mrs. Mable Biggerstaff, Mrs. R. C. Focht, Ballard; Mrs. Ethel Dutton, Bates County; Mrs. Ruth Shubert, Adrian, Mrs. Fern Corwin, near Urich. When about 18 years old she was converted and united with the M. E. Church. After her marriage she joined the Baptist Church and she and her husband belonged to the Quarles Church at the time of her death. The funeral services were conducted at her late home, 6 miles northeast of Clinton, Thursday. Interment in Englewood.

ROBERTSON, Delena Marie UMSTATTD
1921-2006
Englewood Cemetery (R), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Oct 18 2006 - Delena Marie Robertson, 85, Ballard, died Sunday, October 15, 2006, at her home. She was born January 6, 1921, to Charles Arthur and Ethel B. Greer Umstattd in Ballard. She graduated from Ballard High School in 1939. On December 7, 1939, she married B. L. Robertson. They lived in the Clinton area for several years before settling back in her hometown Ballard community in 1954. Her husband died October 3, 2002. She worked at a beauty shop in Butler and later out of her home. She belonged to the Johnstown Church of Christ. She is survived by two daughters, Sue Merritt and husband Wesley, Butler, and Mary Salazar, Peculiar; a brother Delbert Umstattd and wife Shirley, Butler; a sister Ellen Wry of Butler; three sisters-in-law, Margie Umstattd, Jennie Umstattd and Golda Umstattd, all of Butler; four grandchildren, Felix Salazar and wife Abby, Benjamin Merritt, Melissa Salazar and Joel Merritt; two great-grandchildren, Michael Merritt and Isaiah Salazar; other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband B. L. Robertson in 2002; a stillborn daughter in 1964; two-day-old daughter Sharon Robertson in 1943; five brothers, Arnold, Donald, Wilbur, John D. and Ralph, and infant sister Rosalee. Funeral services will be Saturday, October 21 at Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel in Butler. Burial will be in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

ROBERTSON, Eddie R.
1952-2003
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, May 13 2003 - Eddie R. Robertson, 50, Calhoun, died Saturday, May 10, 2003, at Golden Valley Hospital. He was born September 1, 1952, in Kansas City, son of Claude E. and Elma June Arthur Robertson. He married the former Floria Jean Shaffer June 13, 11969, at Oakland, Maryland. He served in the United States Marines. He was a self-employed carpenter. His father preceded him in death. Survivors include his wife, Floria, of the home; on son, Claude Robertson, Calhoun; four daughters, Tina Davis, Calhoun, Angela True, Lee's summit, Amy Kirk, Hartwell, and Donna Robertson, Clinton; his mother and stepfather, Elma June Hill and Robert, Brownsville, Texas; his brothers, Danny Robertson, Brownsville, Texas, and Scotty Robertson, St. Petersburg, Florida; one sister, Ginger Phillips, St. Petersburg, Florida, and 11 grandchildren.

ROBERTSON, J. Lee Sgt.
1926-1952
Laurel Oak Cemetery (R), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Funeral services for Sgt. J Lee Robertson, 26, who was one of the few survivors of the Battle of the Bulge in World War II, were held at the Huston-Turner Funeral Home in Windsor Tuesday afternoon. Sgt. Robertson was killed July 5 in an automobile accident near Bergstrom Air Base in Texas. Burial was at Laurel Oak Cemetery at Windsor. Sgt. Robertson, son of Wanda and Rex Robertson, was born in Omaha, Nebraska March 22, 1926. He was baptized in the Lutheran church at an early age. In September of 1939 he moved to Windsor with his mother and brother. He attended school there and graduated from Windsor High School with the class of 1944. He was vice-president of his class through four years of high school and in his senior year was voted Most Popular Boy. Sgt. Robertson was quite an athlete and he lettered in basketball. He was also a Boy Scout and, at the age of fifteen, was awarded the Eagle rank, the highest in scouting. This award was presented to him by the governor of Missouri. Immediately following his graduation from high school he was inducted into the army and served with Patton’s Third Army through combat which included the Battle of the Bulge. He was one of the few survivors of this battle. On January 4, 1949, he enlisted in the Army Air Corps and he flew 103 missions with his bombing crew over Korea. He was seriously injured in a plane accident last December and was hospitalized on Okinawa two months and eight days. He returned to the States from Okinawa and spent a thirty-day furlough with his mother and his brother, Gary. He is survived by his mother, Mrs. Wanda Kueck of Calhoun; his brother Gary Robertson; his stepfather Leonard Kueck of Calhoun and his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Moore of Clinton. A sister, Wanda Denese Robertson preceded him in death.

ROBERTSON, Kirby D.
1957-2002
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Sep 13 2002 - Kirby D. Robertson, 44, St. Joseph, died unexpectedly, Monday, September 9, 2002. He was an operational supervisor with Ventura Foods for four years and production supervisor with Dairy Farmers of America for 20 years. Born November 13, 1957, in Lawrence, Kansas, he resided in Monet and Clinton prior to moving to St. Joseph four hears ago. On February 4, 1999, he married Lynda Robertson. She survives of the home. He was a member of the Ashland United Methodist Church and a former member of the Jaycees of Wamego, Kansas. He is also survived by his father, Larry Ryder; mother, Judy (Sherman) Martin; two sons, Forrest Robertson of Colorado Springs, Colorado, and Tyrel Robertson of Westmoreland, Kansas; two daughters, Amanda Robertson of St. Joseph and Emma Robertson of Austin, Texas; two stepsons, Dustin Wirth of St. Joseph and Tigger Wirth of Bridgeport, Illinois; stepdaughter, Katie Wirth of Bridgeport, Illinois; sister, Simone Knott of Wheaton, Kansas, and one step-grandchild. Funeral services were 2 p.m. Friday, September 13, at Meierhoffer Family Funeral Chapel, St. Joseph. Mr. Robertson was cremated under the direction of the funeral home.

ROBERTSON, Victor Woods
1890-1962
Englewood Cemetery (R), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Last rites for Victor Woods Robertson, who died at 9:40 Monday, Sept 17, 1962, at Clinton General Hospital, were held Sept 20, at Quarles Baptist Church. Interment was in Englewood Cemetery. Vic, as he was popularly known, was born April 3, 1890, in Henry County, the second son of John David and Mary Lou Franklin Robertson. He received his elementary education east of Clinton at Star school. At the age of 13 years he worked in Clinton as a grocery delivery boy for the late Ben Rentchler, later helping in the store. On March 9, 1912, he married Beulah Hughes. To this union three sons were born: John, Lee, and Paul. Mrs. Robertson preceded him in death July 9, 1925. Since the sons were quite young Mr. Robertson's role became double for he served as a mother as well as a father. He continued to farm and on March 1, 1936, married a neighborhood girl, Miss Estella Wolf. They started housekeeping on her father's adjoining farm which remained his home until death. He leaves his wife, Estella, of the home, the three sons and a brother, James.

ROBERTSON, William George
1909-2002
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Aug 8 2002 - William George Robertson of Folsom, California, died at Kaiser Hospital in Roseville, California, on July 27, 2002. He was born in Conde, South Dakota, on June 22, 1909, the only son of Robert High and Margaret Wilhelm Robertson. He graduated from Clinton High School in 1927. He married Agnes Brown of Deepwater on February 2, 1932. In 1937, along with his wife and daughter, Margaret, they left Missouri, settling in Lincoln, California, where he was employed with the Gladden-McBean Tile Manufacturing Company, remaining there until 1945 when they moved to Southern California, taking employment with the U.S. Forest Service in Azusa, California. After retiring from the Forest Service in 1969 he and his wife returned to Sacramento County so he would be near the Folsom Lake, his favorite fishing spot. Survivors include his wife, Agnes, of the home; his daughter and son-in-law, Margaret and James Carpenter of San Jose, California; his son, Robert and wife, Cheryl of Camino, California; five grandsons, 10 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his two sisters, Ruth Batschelett and Ramona Hendrich. Graveside services were Wednesday, July 31, at the Lincoln, California Cemetery. Pall bearers were his five grandsons, Will Robertson, Steve, Dan, Gary and Dale Carpenter, and one great-grandson, Jared Carpenter. Local relatives attending were his nephew, Dale Batschelett and wife Mary; his niece Darlene Wood, and his brother-in-law, Walter Brown.

ROBINETTE, Ava Marie MOTT
1924-1999
Appleton City Cemetery, Appleton City, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton, MO - Ava Marie Robinette, 74, Montrose, died Monday, July 12, 1999, at her home. She is survived by two brothers, James Mott of Flemington; one stepbrother John V. Lesmeister of North Kansas City; one stepdaughter Martha McDonald of Camdenton. Funeral services will be Thursday, July 15, at Hill & Son Funeral Home, Appleton City. Burial will be in Appleton City Cemetery.

ROBINSON, Charles Sears
1834-1906
Englewood Cemetery (R), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Died, Charles S. Robinson, Sunday, November 18, 1906, at 11:30 p.m. at the home on West Henry Street. Born December 4, 1834 at Bennington, Vermont. When 14, he went to Charlotte, Mich., with his parents; married Miss Aceneth Brooks; two children, Maggie and Frances. He moved to Texas and in 1859, his wife and daughters died. Later married to Miss Bertha H. Peters; three children, two living: Mrs. T. F. Evans of Clinton and Bert Robinson of Kansas City. He had lived in Clinton about 40 years. IOOF ceremonies and burial at Englewood.

ROBINSON, Frank A.
1916-2005
Englewood Cemetery (R), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Mar 31 2005 - Frank A. Robinson was born April 21, 1916, in Kansas City, son of Isaac and Inez Endicott Robinson. He died March 16, 2005, at his home in Clinton. He married the former Madalyn Dixon and to this union one son was born. Frank worked in the construction business and was a 50-year member of the Scottish Rite. He enjoyed playing cards and the greatest enjoyment of his life was his family. Preceding him in death were his parents and nine siblings. He is survived by his wife Madalyn, of the home, and son, Robert Robinson and wife, Marita, Iowa City, Iowa. Graveside services were held March 19. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery.

ROBINSON, Gene "Yank"
abt 1925-2003
Osceola Cemetery, Osceola, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jun 24 2003 - Gene "Yank" Robinson, 78, Rockville, a heavy equipment operator, died Monday, June 23, 2003, at Bates County Memorial Hospital, Butler. Graveside services will be Wednesday, June 25, at Osceola Cemetery.

ROBINSON, Ginger
abt 1924-2005
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jul 27 2005 - Ginger Robinson, 81, Clinton, died Tuesday, July 26, 2005, at Golden Valley Hospital. Memorial services will be held 1 p.m. Friday, July 29, at Consalus Funeral Home. She is survived by her daughters, Patricia Westcott and April Pruitt, both of St. Petersburg, Florida; four grandchildren, Larry Westcott, Tamsen Schmidt, Troy Wilson, Tracy Wilson; two great-granddaughters, a son adopted by heart, John Harbin, Pennsylvania, and special friends, Jo and Lauri Roberts, Clinton.

ROBINSON, Julie R.
1971-2008
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Nov 3 2008 - Julie R. Robinson, 37, Lakewood, Colorado, died unexpectedly Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2008. She was born in Topeka, Kansas, on July 31, 1971, to James Lloyd Robinson and Judy Ann (Clark) Robinson. She was employed as a food server with the Yardhouse Restaurant and formerly worked at Borders Bookstore, both of Golden, Colorado. She was a member of the Presbyterian faith. Julie loved to read, write poetry, enjoyed bike riding, spending time with friends and was very much an animal lover. She is survived by her father and stepmother, Jim and Karol Robinson, Clinton; her mother Judy Craig, Topeka, Kansas; her stepmother with whom she was raised, Kathy S. Cox, Lathrop; three brothers, Jim R. Robinson of Topeka, Jeff A. Robinson of Kansas City and Jason D. Robinson of Westminster, Colorado, and stepbrother Michael McQueen, Clinton; several aunts, uncles, cousins and her dog Lewis. Memorial services will be Saturday, Nov. 8, at the Mount Moriah & Freeman Chapel of Hope, 10507 Holmes Road, Kansas City.

ROBINSON, Kevin K.
1965-2005
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jun 6 2005 - Kevin K. Robinson, 39, Independence and Warsaw, died May 26, 2005, at Independence Regional Health Center. He was preceded in death by his sister Loree K. He is survived by his parents, Kay and Barbara Robinson of Tightwad; a brother Leon, Tightwad; a twin brother Kenneth and wife Rhonda, and a nephew Jeremy, Independence; a son Derek, and a daughter Pleasants of Tightwad; uncles, aunts and cousins and will be missed by a host of friends. Kevin was born at Butler, May 30, 1965. He was raised in Independence and attended Fort Osage High School. He worked as a tree climber and was employed by Roger Williams at Eagle Tree Service for well over 13 years. Memorial services will be held Sunday, June 12, 2 p.m. at Soul Harbor Worship Center, 7 Highway and PP, Tightwad.

ROBINSON, Mary F.
1841-1898
Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Springfield Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Jul 16 1898 - The body of Mrs. Levi Robinson, of Calhoun, was found drowned in a well at her residence, three miles south of this place, last Tuesday morning. She had been so ill that the family took great precautions to see that doors and windows in her room were so securely fastened that it would be impossible for her to wander without alarming family who slept in an adjoined room. However, she managed to get a window open, thus affording her liberation, and when the search was made on Tuesday morning, to the horror of her family, her body was found in the well. She leaves a family of grown children and a son, John Robinson, an eminent surgeon in Kansas City.

ROBINSON, Robin D. "Bob"
1922-2005
Laurel Oak Cemetery (R), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 17 2005 - Robin D. "Bob" Robinson, 82, rural Windsor, died Sunday morning, January 16, 2005, at the Four Seasons Living Center, Sedalia. He was born August 2, 1922, in Benton County, near Ft. Lyon, the son of Raymond Robert Robinson and Ora Mae (Wickham) Robinson. On January 16, 1949, in Windsor, at the Windsor Christian Church, he married Blanche Virginia Lutjen, who survives of the home. He worked at the Windsor International Shoe Factory for 44 years before his retirement. He also farmed. He was a member of the Windsor United Methodist Church. In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Brenda and Paul Meyer, Warsaw; a grandson Daniel Meyer, Warsaw; a sister Genevieve Buell, Windsor; a brother James Robinson, Edgerton, and 10 nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a sister, Bernice Knight and a brother, Samuel R. Robinson. Funeral services will be Wednesday, January 19, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial will be in Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

ROBINSON, Sara Helen GRAY
1910-2005
Grant Cemetery, Creighton, Cass Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Dec 29 2005 - Mrs. Sara Helen Robinson, second child of John White Gray and Goldie Lee Reed Gray Hall, was born June 29, 1910, on the family farm near Creighton, and died December 20, 2005, on her farm near Creighton. She attended rural school at Bunker Hill in Bogard Township, Henry County, three years of high school at Creighton, and graduated from Warrensburg Normal School with 10 college hours. This enabled her to obtain a license allowing her to teach in a number of small towns and rural schools. In the 1939-40 school year, she went to Raytown and taught a fourth-grade class. On March 22, 1940, at Dawn, Missouri, Helen married John Gourley Robinson, who preceded her in death January 9, 1987. John and Helen had one daughter, Lois Robinson Cumpton, who survives. Other survivors include a son-in-law, Marcus Cumpton, Creighton; a grandson John Cumpton and fiancee Sarah Fergueson, Galesburg, Kansas; granddaughter Tammy Cumpton, Urich; a great-granddaughter Kristine Cumpton of Kansas; a sister-in-law Frances Robinson Patrick, Urich; two nephews and one niece; along with a host of other relatives and friends. Besides her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Eugene and John Jr. Gray; her stepfather, "Pop" Hall; a stepbrother and a stepsister. Helen was active in her church, serving as elder and clerk of session to both the Creighton and Evangel Presbyterian churches. For the larger church, she served as a delegate to Presbytery, the Presbyterian woman's organization and Synod. She was active in many other civic and community organizations, including Retired Teachers, as she retired as a reading specialist for Sherwood School District in 1976. In later years, Helen received much enjoyment from her grandchildren, paying special attention to their performances in the Sherwood Band. Even in failing health, Helen found the energy to bend over her walker to toss balls to great-granddaughter Kristine. She leaves a void in the many lives she has touched. Funeral services were Wednesday, December 28, at Dickey Funeral Home, Garden City. Burial was in Grant Cemetery near Creighton.

ROBISON, Eva Wynell THEDFORD
1943-2004
Garden City Cemetery, Garden City, Cass Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Sep 13 2004 - Mrs. Eva Wynell Robison of Garden City was born March 10, 1943, at Littlefield, Texas, the daughter of Nathaniel Taft and Ophia Hope (Kemp) Thedford. she departed this life Thursday, September 2, 2004, at Research Medical Center, Kansas City, at the age of 61 years, five months and 22 days. On June 11, 1960, Eva was united in marriage to Jackie Don Robison in Littlefield, Texas. Eva was employed as merchandiser for 28 years for JC Penney's store before her retirement in 2002 from the Clinton store. Eva lived in a Christ-filled life and was a member of the First Baptist Church, Garden City. She enjoyed many years helping with the children's nursery department. She was raised in Texas and had lived in several states before moving to Garden City in 1990. Some of her greatest pleasure were enjoying time with her children and grandchildren, most of whom called her MawCaw. Eva loved shopping, growing flowers, crafts, sewing and she had a special talent for making beautiful flower arrangements. She was always willing to lend an ear or a helping hand to anyone who expressed a need. As her health failed, Eva never faltered in her faith. Her spirit will live on through the many lives that she unselfishly touched and loved. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Edwin Thedford. She is survived by her husband Jack Robison of the home; two sons, Rodney Robison, Cottonwood Falls, Kansas, and Charlie Robison and wife Sandy, Hays, Kansas; a daughter Rhonda Updegrove and husband Dale, Chanute, Kansas; nine grandchildren, Christy Coble, Jackie, Jamie, Jacob, Jason and Tyler Robison, Emily and Eric Updegrove and Klineesha Allen; a great-grandson, Joshua McCarty; a sister, Bernadine Dawson and husband Donald, Jacksonville, Texas; a sister-in-law Catherine Thedford, Rusk, Texas; other relatives and many friends. Funeral services were Saturday, September 4, at Dickey Funeral Home, Garden City. Burial was in Garden City Cemetery.

ROBISON, George W.
1821-1905
Bethlehem Cemetery, Bethlehem Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Missouri, Aug 26 1905 - George W. Robison, who was born in Washington County, Illinois, December 12, 1821, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. W. A. Michael, August 17, with old age. A member of the M. E. Church, a resident of Clinton about 15 years. Funeral at his daughter's, 415 S. Carter. Interment in Bethlehem Cemetery. Three children, Mrs. Michael, Rhos E. Robison of this state and Mrs. C. R. Beckley living in Idaho.

ROBISON, Kathryn E. "Katie" UPTON
1927-2001
Laurel Oak Cemetery (R), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Daily Democrat, Aug 14 2001 - Kathryn E. "Katie" Robison, 74, Windsor, died Monday afternoon, August 13, 2001, at the Golden Valley Hospital in Clinton. She was born July 26, 1927, in Springfield, the daughter of William Terry Upton and Mary Kathryn (Goldsmith) Upton. On November 21, 1946, in Lakewood, California, she married William Robert "Bill" Robison, who survives of the home. She was a homemaker and member of the First Baptist Church of Windsor. In addition to her husband, she is survived by a son, William Lee Robison, Smithville; a daughter, Kathy Paradies, Kansas City; five grandchildren, one great-grandson, an aunt and two cousins. Funeral services will be Thursday, August 16, at the First Baptist Church, Windsor. Burial will be in the Laurel Oak Cemetery.

ROBISON, Mary L. MORELAND
1868-1947
Ladue Cemetery, Davis Twp, Henry Co, MO
The Clinton Eye, Clinton MO, Thursday, Sep 25 1947 - Mrs. Mary L. Robison whose home had been in LaDue many years, quietly departed this life Thursday morning, September 18, while visiting at the home of her daughter, Mrs. C.D. Hull, near Piper. Mary L. Moreland was born July 22, 1868, in Maries County, Mo., the daughter of Russell Moreland and wife. March 15, 1886, she was married to T. W. Robison, and they continued to live in Maries County until 1901, when they came to Henry County. Seven children were born to them, five surviving: Charley Robison of Windsor, Robert of Arcadia, Calif., Mrs. C. D. Hull of near Piper, Mrs. B. V. Rice of near Coal, Mrs. Jim Marks of Clinton, all of whom were able to be present for last rites. A daughter died in infancy and a son, William, died during World War I, and was laid to rest Armistice Day, 1918. Mr. Robison preceded in death November 6, 1935, at LaDue, where they had resided since 1919. She also leaves 11 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and a sister, Mrs. Vina Brown of Grand Junction, Colo. Her home and loved ones had always been her shrine, and since she wasn't well for several years, a visit from a loved one was as a tonic. Mrs. Robison united with the Christian Church 37 years ago, her membership being at LaDue, where she was a regular attendant as long as she was able. Always generous was her war bond subscriptions and donations to the Red Cross. Having lost a boy in World War I, her heart went out in sympathy to any mother whose son was in World War II, and many anxious days and nights were spent thinking of her own grandsons who were in conflict. She was made happy a few weeks ago by a visit from her son, Bob, and wife of Arcadia, Calif. The past four winters she had lived with her daughter, Mrs. Hull, who gave her every attention and care possible. During the summers she returned to her home in LaDue. Funeral services were Sunday at the LaDue Christian Church. Burial was in the LaDue Cemetery beside her husband and son. Vansant Funeral Service in charge.

ROBISON, Patricia A.
abt 1935-2002
Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, Kansas City, Wyandotte Co, KS
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jun 11 2002 - Patricia A. Robison, 67, Clinton, formerly of Kansas City, Kansas, died Monday, June 10, 2002, at her home. Graveside services will be Thursday, June 13, at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens Mausoleum, 701 North 94th Kansas City, Kansas. - Porter Funeral Home, 1835 Minnesota Avenue, Kansas City, Kansas.

ROBISON, Robert Harrison
1860-1942
Ladue Cemetery, Davis Twp, Henry Co, MO
The Clinton Eye, Clinton MO, Thursday, Jan 22 1942 - R. H. Robison died at 2:40 p.m. January 20, 1942, at his home at LaDue, following several months of poor health. He was bedfast four weeks, due to the complications of advanced age, and all possible was done by loving hands to ease his suffering. Robert Harrison Robison was born January 5, 1860, in Maries County, Mo., and is the last of nine children. He was married in 1894 to Miss Mattie Ann Rukes. Two children blessed this union, Rolla Noble dying in infancy, and Roy, now of St. Louis. Mr. Robison made his home in Clinton vicinity many years. He was a member of the LaDue Christian Church, faithfully attending while health permitted. He always enjoyed the song services, his favorite hymn being "Meet Me There." He possessed a lovable disposition, a cheery smile, and was always ready to lend a helping hand, truly loving his fellow man. He is survived by his wife and their son, Ray, who with his wife came Sunday to be with his parents. Funeral services will be held at the LaDue Christian Church on Thursday, January 22. He will be laid to rest in LaDue cemetery beside his infant son. Wilkinson Funeral Service in charge.

ROBISON, Rolla Noble
1895-1896
Ladue Cemetery, Davis Twp, Henry Co, MO
The Clinton Eye, Clinton MO, Saturday, Jun 20 1896 - Died, at LaDue, Mo., June 13, 1896, at 10 o'clock p.m., of stomach trouble, Rolla Noble Robison, beloved son of Robert and Mattie Robison, aged 15 months. Rolla was born at LaDue March 13, 1895. The 6th of this month he was taken sick with stomach and bowel trouble, and the case seemed hopeless from the first. After eight days of intense suffering Death came to his relief and little Rolla was gone to the land beyond the skies, where Death can never enter and sorrow is unknown. Funeral services were conducted at Bear Creek Christian church on Sunday and remains tenderly laid to rest in LaDue cemetery. The sorrowing parents have the sympathy of the entire community.

ROBISON, William Robert "Bill"
1925-2014
Laurel Oak Cemetery (R), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
William R. "Bill" Robison, 89, of Windsor, Missouri, died Thursday afternoon, November 6, 2014 at Liberty Hospital, Liberty, Mo. He was born August 28, 1925, in Nampa, Idaho, the son of Thane Gailey Robison and Mary Elizabeth (Rose) Robison. On November 21, 1946, in Lakewood, California, he married Kathryn E. "Katie" Upton and she preceded him in death on August 13, 2001. Bill served his country in the United States Navy during World War II as a radio operator, serving on the USS Morrison and the USS Yosemite. After his honorable discharge from the Navy, Bill went to work as a Lathing Contractor working in California and later in the lathers union in Kansas City, Missouri. He enjoyed flying and earned a license as a private and commercial pilot, flying his own plane for many years. He worked on many buildings in the Kansas City area including Crown Center and the Royal's and Chief's stadiums. Bill was a member of the First Baptist Church, Windsor; Windsor Lion's Club; and the Windsor Historical Society. Bill remained very connected to his military service, going on several military themed trips with Veterans. He was a member of the Voiture 333 of the 40 & 8; Windsor American Legion; Windsor Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Disabled American Veterans. Survivors include a son, Lee Robison and his wife, Leanne, Smithville, Mo.; a daughter, Kathy Paradies, Kansas City, Mo.; 5 grandchildren, Brian, Pat, and Kevin Robison and David and Stephanie Paradies; 2 great-grandchildren, Josiah and Logan; a sister, Gloria Lyman, Red Bluff, California; and a niece. Cremation. Memorial services will be Friday, November 21, 2014, at the First Baptist Church, Windsor.

ROCK, Frank Elijah
abt 1883-1886
Oak Grove Cemetery, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Jul 1886 - Died in this city, on West Jefferson Street, July 28, 1886, Frank Elijah, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. G. F. Rock, age 3 years. Funeral at the residence and remains laid to rest in Oak Grove Cemetery.

ROCK, Phillip Anthony
1989-1992
Englewood Cemetery (R), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Phillip Anthony Rock was born July 4, 1989, and Whitney Elizabeth Rock was born July 4, 1991 in Clinton. They passed away November 20, 1992. They were the children of Teresa Pipes Rock and Robert Livingston Rock. Surviving are their parents and a five year old brother, Scott, of the home; one grandmother, Donna Pipes of Lowry City; a great-grandmother, Vera Elizabeth Livingston of Clinton; an aunt Jackie Bischoff, and two cousins, Zackery and Brittney of Indiana; a grandfather William Carl Rock of Kansas City. Funeral services were held Monday, November 23, 1992 at the First Presbyterian Church. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery.

ROCK, Whitney Elizabeth
1991-1992
Englewood Cemetery (R), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
(see Phillip Anthony Rock)

RODABAUGH, Ruth RUSSELL
1904-1991
Englewood Cemetery (R), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Ruth Russell was born on a farm west of Clinton, February 27, 1904, the daughter of William Russell and Connie M. Harris Russell. She passed away suddenly at the Joy Adult Care Center in Clinton, July 4, 1991. She was married to Herbert Rodabaugh who passed away in 1950. She taught school in her early years and later opened the Time Jewelry Store in Clinton in partnership with Bill Graham. She was then later in business with her daughter, Helen Machnicki, before her retirement. She is survived by two daughters, Helen Machnicki of Lakewood, Colorado, and Rowena Rodabaugh of Burbank, California; four grandsons, and five great-grandsons. Her two sisters, Ada Curry, formerly of Sedalia, and Louise Arnold of Clinton, preceded her in death. She was a member of the United Methodist Church of Clinton. Funeral services were Saturday, July 13, 1991, at the Consalus Chapel, Clinton. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery.

RODERICK, Melva Jean MOREE
1943-1996
Maplewood & Brownington Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Melva Jean Roderick, 52, Belton, died Tuesday, January 16, 1996, at Olathe Medical Center. Funeral services will be Saturday, January 20, 12:30 p.m., at the Southland Baptist Church, 162nd and Vicie, Belton. Burial will be in Brownington Cemetery. She was born on August 20, 1943, in Clinton, the daughter of Melvin Moree and Katheryn Sampson. she was a supervisor at Allied Signal and member of the Southland Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by a grandson, Eric Shipley, in 1994. she is survived by her husband, William Roderick II, of the home; two sons, Randall Shipley and Darrell Roe, both of Belton; four daughters, Cheryl Steele and Robin Benson of Belton, Michelle Borton of South Bend, Indiana, and Danielle Roderick of Calhoun; one brother, Jeffrey Brown, Overland Park, Ks.; one sister, Diana Eager of Clinton; 10 grandchildren; her mother and stepfather, Katheryn and Frank Kloiber, Kansas City,; her mother-in-law, Florence Roderick of Grandview.

RODERICK, Ronald Lee
abt 1953-2008
Englewood Cemetery (R), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 11 2008 - Ronald Lee Roderick, age 55 of Clinton, Missouri passed away Thursday, January 10, 2008 at Research Medical Center, Kansas City, Missouri. Graveside services will be Tuesday, January 15, 2008 at Englewood Cemetery, Clinton. Ronald was born in Lexington, Missouri. He was a truck driver for Frink Truck Lines in Fayette, Missouri. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He is survived by his wife, Lillian of the home; three children, Michael L. Roderick, Christopher B. Roderick and Kimberly K. Roderick, all of Clinton, Missouri; and a stepson Michael Wood of Kansas City; his father, Glen Roderick of Warsaw, Missouri; four brothers, Donnie Roderick, Tommy Roderick, Shawn Roderick and Jerry Wayne Roderick; two sisters, Carol Sue and Julie Roderick and four grandchildren, Breanna, Kassidy, Dakota and Gavin.

RODEWALD, Larry Eugene Sr.
1941-2005
Missouri Veterans Cemetery at Higginsville, Lafayette Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Dec 6 2005 - Larry E. Rodewald, Sr., 64, of Windsor, Missouri, died late Saturday evening, December 3, 2005, at the Golden Valley Memorial Hospistal, Clinton, Mo. He was born January 7, 1941, in Marion, Kansas, the son of Rev. Eugene A. Rodewald and Julia Mary (Bussart) Rodewald. On November 17, 1986, in Houstonia, Mo., he married Carol Jane Phifer who survives of the home in Windsor. Mr. Rodewald was a welder and had worked on the missile silos at Whiteman Air Force Base for several years. He also worked as a bridge weld inspector and retired from Kansas City Structural Steel as a Bridge Shop Foreman. Larry served in the United States Marine Corps and was a member of the former Hickory Point Baptist Church. He was a founding member and the first President of the Windsor Historical Society and was also a member of the Windsor Masonic Lodge and the Windsor International Order of Odd Fellows. He enjoyed playing the guitar, reading and riding motorcycles. In addition to his wife, survivors include a son, Larry Rodewald, Jr., Fulton, Mo.; a daughter Teresa Kay Rodewald, Windsor, Mo.; 4 step-sons, Michael Patrick Beyer, Sedalia, Mo.; Daniel Beyer, Windsor, Mo.; Sgt. Eric Miller, stationed in Iraq, and John Robinson, Overland Park, Kansas, 4 step-daughters, Deborah Len Greenway, Denise Mays, Diana Motley, and Diane Robinson, all of Sedalia, Mo.; 11 grandsons, Frederick Bret Hampton, Christopher Thomas Hampton, Ronald Edward Hampton, Omaha James Miller, Caleb Jordon Miller, Dylan Wayne Motley, Donald James Hargett, III, Jessie Wayne Hargett, Dustin Rodewald, Dawson Mayes, and Thomas Edward Miller; 9 granddaughters, Keilla Robinson, Kellie Griesel, Heather Rodewald, Jessica Soderstrom, Leslie Marie Motley, Darion Tayler Mayes, Season Janelle Miller, Samantha Marie Greenway, and Delaney Madison Mayes; 2 great-grandchildren; 3 brothers, Stephen Rodewald and Charles Rodewald, both of Sedalia, Mo., and Greg Rodewald, Kansas City, Mo.; 2 sisters, Cynthia Layton, Sedalia, Mo., and Jackie Leiter, Morris, Illinois; and numerous nieces and nephews also survive. Larry was preceded in death by his parents, a daughter, Julie Mary Rodewald, and a step-son, Earl Miller, Jr. Funeral services will be Thursday, December 8, 2005, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial will be in the Missouri State Veterans Cemetery, Higginsville, Mo.

RODGERS, Esther CLINTON
1927-1991
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Mrs. Esther Rodgers, 64, died Tuesday, Nov. 12, 1991 in Bedford, Texas. She was a housewife, a member of the Hurst-Euless-Bedford Band Booster Club, member of the First Baptist Church in Euless, the Eastern Star in Hurst, and the Harris Hospital HEB Auxiliary Club. Survivors include her husband, MA Rodgers of Euless, Tx.; a son Paul Rodgers, Euless, Tex.; and four daughters, Helen Lewis, North Richland Hills, Tx.; Margaret Rodgers, Donna and Terri Rodgers, all of Euless, Tx.; a brother Dr. Woodrow M. Clinton; a sister Wenonah Coble of Miami, Ok. Funeral will be held Friday in the Blue Bonnet Hill Funeral Home Chapel in Blue Bonnet Memorial Park, Euless, Tx.

RODGERS, Jack C.
1918-1997
Mineral Creek Cemetery, Leeton, Johnson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Jack C. Rodgers died Saturday, Feb 8, 1997, at the Golden Valley Memorial Hospital, Clinton. He was born April 16, 1918, in Chilhowee, son of Odessa and Martha Christian Rodgers. On Nov 24, 1937, in Leeton, he married Ethel Marie Cramer, who died Feb 25, 1977. Mr. Rodgers grew up in Henry County. Following his marriage, he made his home on a farm in the Shawnee community, north of Clinton. In 1964, he moved to Warsaw. Prior to the completion of the Truman Lake project, an archeological dig on Mr. Rodgers‚ farm uncovered many prehistoric Indian relics and artifacts. Mr. Rodgers is now honored with a display at the Truman Overlook at the Truman Dam. He returned to Leeton in 1990. Survivors include two sons, Jerry D. Rodgers, Belton; John t. Rodgers, Kansas City; a daughter, Mary L. Laughlin, Cole Camp; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Graveside services and burial will be Tuesday at Leeton Cemetery, Leeton.

RODMAN, Houston
n/a-1992
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Mary Ann Rodman received word that her son, Houston Rodman, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 4, 1992 in Harlington, Tx. He was spending the winter there. - Funeral services for Houston Rodman, who died Tuesday, Feb. 4, will be Wednesday, February 12, 1992, in Buena Vista, Colorado, at the United Church of Christ. He will be buried beside his first wife in Buena Vista. He was the son of Mrs. Mary Rodman, Clinton.

RODMAN, Velma Florence "Mary Ann" STORY
1907-2005
Englewood Cemetery (R), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 27 2006 - Velma "Mary Ann" Florence Story Rodman, 98, died December 31, 2005 in Lewisville, Texas where she had resided the last five years. She was born October 14, 1907, in Washington County, Tennessee, daughter of William Oliver and Sue Marie Ray Story. Mary Ann was raised and educated in Jonesboro, Tennessee, then moving to Oklahoma where she met and married John Isaac Rodman on November 6, 1929. She was a florist for thirty-six years and the owner/proprietor of Mary Ann's flowers, which she opened August 16, 1945, on the square in Clinton, Missouri until she retired in 1964. Mary Ann was always very active in her community and was a longtime member of the Rebekah's Lodge and Business and Professional Women. An accomplished horsewoman, Mary Ann was also a member of the Golden Valley Saddle Club and rode in many horse shows and parades all around Missouri. She was a member and treasurer for eighteen years of the Golden Valley Roamers. Mrs. Rodman was preceded in death by her husband John, her son, Huston A. Rodman, daughter-in-law, Valeria Peschka Rodman, her brother, William H. Story, granddaughter, Vicki Rodman-Moen and great grandson, John Derek Rodman. She is survived by four grandchildren and their spouses, Rodney and Dianne Rodman, Denton, Texas; Michelle and Richard Meyer II, Peoria, Arizona; Ronald and Vicki Rodman, Surprise, Arizona; John and Sharon Rodman, Orlando, Florida; eight great grandchildren and eleven great-great grandchildren. Funeral services were held January 5, 2006, at Northeast Baptist Church. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery under the direction of Consalus Funeral Home.

RODRIGUES, John Ronald
1949-1999
Clinton Daily Democrat - John Ronald Rodrigues, 49, Clinton, died Monday, November 29, 1999, at Veterans Hospital, Kansas City. Among survivors is his wife, Teresa, of the home.

ROE, Henry W.
1854-1904
White Oak Cemetery, Walker Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Missouri, Oct 8 1904 - H. W. Roe, a prominent farmer in Walker township, shot himself Thursday afternoon while in a deep despondency. Dr. B. B. Barr was called and held an inquest and the jury came to the conclusion the wound was self-inflicted, while in a despondent condition. His wife testified that when crops were bad, her husband would feel very blue and particularly the past two years; his son, I. D. said his father was discouraged and when the hogs started dying, he had remarked he could have no luck with anything and if things kept going this way, he would be better dead. The body was found by his friend and neighbor, G. H. Williams.

ROE, Margaret A. MOTHERSBAUGH
1938-2012
Laurel Oak Cemetery (R), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Margaret A. Roe, 73, Windsor, Missouri, died Wednesday, February 15th in Lawrence, Kansas, at the home of her daughter. She had battled cancer for two years with much bravery and optimism. Margaret was born on April 12, 1938, in Benton County, near Windsor, Mo., the youngest child of Floyd and Roberta Mothersbaugh, and their only daughter. She graduated from high school in Lincoln, Mo in 1956. Her graduating class always meant a lot to her, and she eagerly looked forward to all class reunions, adding many pictures to her scrap booking hobby throughout the years. On May 5, 1957, Margaret married Dale Roe of Stover, Mo. living in the Windsor area where they raised two children, Charles and Brenda. Her husband passed away on July 25, 1999. Margaret worked at a variety of businesses in Windsor, cared for her Mother in her declining years, but loved being a homemaker most of all. She enjoyed quilting, crocheting, sewing and taught herself the art of upholstering car interiors to help her son's hobby of refurbishing classic cars. Margaret loved attending all her grandkids activities, including concerts, performances and sporting activities. Margaret was a wonderful cook and loved to bake, especially at Christmas. She made huge cookie platters for co-workers during the holiday season. She and her daughter Brenda shared their love of cooking and shopping throughout her life. Margaret was a member of the First Baptist Church in Windsor and enjoyed her time with the Bible study group Silver Threads, and cooked for shut-ins with the group Soul Foods. She was the heart of her home and always made everyone feel so loved and welcome. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Dale and four older brothers, Lawrence, Leonard, Marshall and Roland. Survivors include a son Charles Roe and his wife Lisa of Windsor, Mo.; a daughter Brenda Schulteis and her husband Bill of Lawrence, Kansas; 2 grandsons Steven and Ryan, granddaughter Lauren, great grandsons Levi, Layne, Dylan and Trevor, a brother Willis Mothersbaugh and his wife, Dixie of Lee's Summit, MO; and many nieces and nephews and extended family members. Funeral services will be Sunday, February 19, 2012, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial will be in the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

ROEDER, Ernest C.
abt 1919-2007
Osceola Cemetery, Osceola, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jul 19 2007 - Ernest C. Roeder, 88, Osceola, died Tuesday, July 17, 2007, at his home. Funeral services will be Friday, July 20, at Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel with burial in the Osceola Cemetery.

ROEDER, Margaret N.
abt 1929-2003
Osceola Cemetery, Osceola, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, May 19 2003 - Margaret N. Roeder, 74, Osceola, a grocery store cashier, died Saturday, May 17, 2003, at Golden Valley Hospital in Clinton. Funeral services will be Tuesday, May 20, at Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel, Osceola. Burial will be in Osceola Cemetery.

ROEDER, Richard J. "Dick"
abt 1916-2007
Osceola Cemetery, Osceola, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Feb 2 2007 - Richard J. "Dick" Roeder, 91, Osceola, died Thursday, February 1, 2007, at Truman Lake Manor in Lowry City. He was a World War II veteran and longtime service station operator in Osceola. Among survivors is his wife Nadine of the h one. Funeral services will be Saturday, February 3, at Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel in Osceola. Burial with military honors will be in the Osceola Cemetery.

ROELKER, Linda Marie ARNOLD
1960-2010
Linda Marie Roelker, age 49, of Clinton died Saturday, September 11, 2010 at Kansas City Hospice House, Kansas City, Missouri. Linda's wishes were to be cremated with services at a later date. Linda was a C.M.A. at Jefferson Gardens in Clinton. Survivors include her husband Thomas Roelker; two daughters Samantha Johnson and Sarah Arnold both of Sedalia, Missouri; two stepsons Jeffery Thomas Roelker, Richmond, Kansas and Michael Raymond Roelker, Osage City, Kansas; two stepdaughters Christi Michelle Roelker, Bronaugh, Missouri and Cassie Kaye Roelker, Osage City, Kansas; brothers Paul Arnold and wife Sue, Kansas City, Missouri and John Arnold and wife Audrey, Lexington, Kentucky; sister Rita Fromm and husband Jim, Ackworth, Iowa; two grandchildren; fifteen step-grandchildren; four step great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends.

ROGERS, Catherine A. "Kate" GORMAN
1816-1895
Englewood Cemetery (R), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Aunt Kate Rogers Dies - Friday afternoon, March 1, 1895, the spirit of Mrs. C. A. Rogers left the body and went to join her loved ones gone before in her Master's Kingdom. Only the Sabbath before, she greeted us at her door and made us feel the hospitalities of her home as only an intelligent, warmhearted individual can. She told us she would be 79 on the 16th of March, that her health had been failing for five years but some years previous to that she had received her second sight and could read without glasses. Her bright intellect was retained to a remarkable degree and her home was a model of cleanliness and order. Born in Kentucky and her maiden name was Gorman. She married Dr. Rogers in Indiana in 1839 and, in 1842, they came to Clinton, where the doctor practiced his profession, the late Dr. Jennings having commenced to practice under his supervision and continued his association with him until Dr. Roger's death, 34 years ago. Her living children are Mrs. B. G. Boone and W. G. Rogers of the city; Mrs. Judge Burton of Nevada, Mrs. Paul Thornton and J. A. Rogers of Texas. Funeral at the C. P. Church. Floral decorations were unusually elaborate and were in harmony with the spirit of the departed, as was the body, which loving fingers had arrayed in pure white. Burial in Oak Grove.

ROGERS, Dallas Leroy
1939-2007
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Aug 21 2007 - Dallas LeRoy Rogers was born April 22, 1939, to Vern and Bertha (Gillispie) Rogers in Jewell City, Kansas. He died July 26, 2007, at his home in Clinton at the age of 68. Dallas was a mechanic for Kansas City Power & Light for 20 years, retiring on August 31, 1999. He served in the United States Navy. He is survived by his wife, Linda of the home; four daughters, Cheri Honea of Robinson, Texas, Teri Tomme of Crowley, Texas, Niccee Rogers and Misty Bays, both of Clinton; two sons, Barry Rogers and Corey Rogers, both of Missouri and Richard Bays of Clinton; a sister-in-law, Carol Jean York of Derby, Kansas as well as eleven grandchildren. Services were held July 30 at Vansant-Mills Chapel, Clinton. Burial was in Clinton Memory Gardens Cemetery.

ROGERS, Donald Maurice
1947-1992
Englewood Cemetery (R), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Donald Maurice Rogers was born October 19, 1947 in Clinton, the son of Maurice A. Rogers and Wilma K. (Irvine) Rogers. He passed away in Branson, July 31, 1992, at the age of 44. His family lived in Deepwater for a short time and then moved east of Clinton. Don attended high school in Windsor and graduated from Clinton High School in 1965. Don was married to Debbie Thompson on July 25, 1986. They made their home at Sky Village Resort, south of Clinton. Don and Debbie spent many happy hours visiting with their friends at Truman lake, where they enjoyed boating. Don worked for Parks Automotive prior to being employed by United Parcel Service. He has been with United Parcel for the past fourteen years. He was a member of the Elks Lodge of Clinton, and a member of the Clinton Christian Church. He was also treasurer of the Sky Village Lot Owners Association. Don is survived by his wife, Debbie of the home; a sister, Linda D. Eidson of Windsor; his Aunt Bonnie Dunlap of Montrose; a niece and nephew, Leanne and Lynn Eidson of Windsor, and many, many friends. He was preceded in death by his parents. Funeral services were held Monday, August 3, 1992 at Consalus Chapel. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery.

ROGERS, Edmond Everett
1914-2001
Englewood Cemetery (R), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Daily Democrat, May 29 2001 - Edmond Everett Rogers was born September 20, 1914, in Warrensburg, son of Edmond Arthur and Susan Merle Whiteaker Rogers. He died May 15, 2001, at his home. He had lived most of his life in the Clinton area. He was a member of Quarles Baptist Church, VFW Post 1894 and a graduate of Clinton High School. He was a transport organizer for Continental Bus Lines. He married Freda Mae Powell August 4, 1990, in Kansas City. He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Ruth; two step-daughters, Edna Sue Miller and Sharon Prather and one sister, Juanita. He leaves behind his wife, Freda, of the home; two step-daughters, Georgia M. King, Lakeland, Tennessee, Ruby A. Lee, Clinton; 13 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, and one sister, Mary Scrutchfield, Hawesville, Kentucky. Funeral services were held May 18 at Consalus Chapel, Clinton. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery.

ROGERS, Geraldine
1918-2006
Englewood Cemetery (R), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jun 5 2006 - Geraldine Rogers passed away May 18, 2006 in Las Vegas, Nevada. She was born June 26, 1918 in Weaubleau, Missouri. She spent most of her life in Clinton. She was a beautician for fifty years. She enjoyed sewing and crocheting. She is survived by one sister, Georgia Ruth Jennings of Springfield; one daughter, Bonnie of Las Vegas; three granddaughters, Lisa, Lori and Misty; three great-granddaughters, Caitlin, Mariah and Shelby. She will be greatly missed and loved forever. Inurnment was in the Englewood Cemetery.

ROGERS, Hardin D.
1845-1913
Teays Chapel Cemetery, Bear Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Montrose Recorder, Montrose, Henry Co, MO, Friday, Feb 7 1913 - Hardin D. Rogers was born in McGaupin Co., Ill. March 10th, 1845 was married to Eliza Williamson Jan. 26th, 1870 who preceded to the world of spirits seven years minus 8 days. To this union three children were born viz., Mrs. Ollie A. Parker and Boose Rogers of Montrose, Mo., Manford S. Rogers of Denver, Colo. all of which survive him and were permitted to be present during the recent illness and funeral of their dear father, whose death occurred Jan. 31st, 1913, being at this time 67 years, 10 months and 21 days old. He was converted and joined the M. E. Church South at Teays Chapel Aug. 19, 1884 under the ministry of J. F. Hogan and remained a faithful member of the same until God transferred him to the Church Triumphant. Funeral services were held at his home church (Teays) Feb. 2.

ROGERS, James Robert, Dr.
1885-1939
Maplewood & Brownington Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Dr. James R. Rogers of Brownington, well known and able general practitioner of Henry County, who had been ill in a Kansas City hospital since September, died there of an incurable malady about 4:00 a.m. Wednesday, December 13, 1939. The first of October, Dr. Rogers underwent an emergency appendectomy at the hospital, but a malignant stomach condition, which had affected his general health over a year, was gradually taking its toll of his strength and was the ultimate cause of his death. He never rallied from a second operation, Tuesday. Mrs. Rogers had been with her husband during his months in the hospital, staying with their foster daughter, her niece, Mrs. Jewell Imboden, of Kansas City, who in love and affection was all a real daughter might have been to them and visits from his brothers, Walter and T. J. Rogers also made his last weeks happier. James R. Rogers was born in White Oak township, Henry County, September 12, 1885, the son of A. W. and Dona Claggett Rogers. His father was a pioneer druggist in White Oak, operating his business for more than 40 years. James was educated in the public school of the county, then deciding on medicine, he entered the University Medical College of Kansas City where he graduated with a medical degree, class of 1909. That same year he located at Brownington, where success from the outset rewarded his professional efforts. July 6, 1911 Dr. Rogers and Miss Dorothy V. Tullis of Brownington were married, spending happy and congenial years together, rearing her niece, Jewell, as their daughter. Dr. Rogers was a continual student and looked forward in his profession, always keeping abreast of the times. Progressive and public spirited in thought of his community, Brownington was at all times proud of the abilities and capacity of Dr. Rogers. He was a member of the I.O.O.F. and Masonic Lodges, was an active Democrat, yielding political influence and was a loyal Christian, a member of the Methodist church, much charity fell to his generous hand to perform, only part of which was known. Highly respected, greatly loved, his loss is genuinely mourned throughout the community. Surviving are his widow, their daughter above mentioned, one sister, Mrs. Fannie Helms of California and three brothers, T. J. of Brownington; Walter of Texas; Merritt of California.

ROGERS, Lucy Madelyn
2005-2005
Englewood Cemetery (R), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 5 2005 - Lucy Madelyn Rogers, infant daughter of Jeff and Malain Rogers, died Friday, April 1, 2005, at St. Luke's Hospital, Kansas City. Graveside services were held Monday, April 4, at Englewood Cemetery, Clinton. She is survived by her parents; her maternal grandparents, Harold and Mathel Brown, and her paternal grandparents, Mitch and Judith Rogers, all of Clinton, and her paternal great-grandmother Geraldine Cox Rogers, Rogers, Arkansas.

ROGERS, Smith
1811-1899
Englewood Cemetery (R), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Jan 7 1899 - Smith Rogers, who was born in Hartford, Conn. in 1811, died Sunday morning with old age. He leaves an aged wife, who is reported in very critical condition. They had been married 58 years. Funeral Monday by Rev. Heaton and Jones and burial in Englewood. H. Peanor and Mrs. E. Peanor wish to thank the neighbors who so kindly assisted them in this, their affliction.

ROGERS, Sterling C.
1826-1904
Carrsville Cemetery, Big Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Norris, Henry County, Missouri, May 28 1904 - Uncle Sterling Rogers died on the 25th at the church, of heart failure. While listening to the sermon, he fell off the seat and was carried out but the doctor could not revive him. He came to this vicinity from Kentucky in 1877 and bought a farm near Petersburg and later a farm near Norris. His wife and one son died several years ago and his other children being married, he bought a house and lot in Norris and has made this his home for several years, living alone and taking his meals with some of the neighbors. He has four children living - two daughters, Mrs. William Slayton and Mrs. Jake Wilson, living in Clinton; one son living in Colorado and one near Petersburg. He was 78 and a good and peaceable citizen and will be greatly missed.

ROHLFING, Ethel Irene HEARTING
1927-2003
Appleton City Cemetery, Appleton City, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Feb 27 2003 - Ethel Irene Rohlfing, daughter of Fred August and Anna Emmaline (Leetsch) Hearting, was born October 23, 1927, in St. Clair County, near Appleton City. She departed this life at St. Joseph Health Center in Kansas City February 20, 2003, at 75 years of age. Ethel spent her whole life in rural Appleton City. She began teaching elementary school immediately following her high school graduation and taught for over 50 years in the public school system, retiring from Appleton City Schools in 1998. Mrs. Rohlfing served tirelessly in the education system, never stopping her own education as she earned her Specialist Degree to become a better and more qualified teacher, never ceasing in her desire to help all her students acquire the best education possible. She had continued to teach summer school even after her retirement and worked as a gate keeper at every athletic event through the school year. She was a club and project leader in St. Clair County 4-H clubs for 40 years. Mrs. Rohlfing was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church in Appleton City. Ethel and Martin Rohlfing were united in marriage and to this union six children were born. Her family was always very important to her and she loved spending time with her grandchildren. Preceding her in death were her parents; one son, Alfred Rohlfing, and two brothers, Wilfred and Elmer Hearting. Survivors include her husband, Martin, of the home; three sons, Richard Rohlfing of Appleton City, Roger Rohlfing of Bexley, Ohio, and David Rohlfing and wife Theresa, Appleton City; two daughters, Anna and husband Bill Mason, Spangdahlem, Germany, and Irene and husband Tim Komer, Clinton; seven grandchildren, Angela and Victoria Rohlfing, Samuel Mason, Amanda and husband Joie Booher, Martin and Rebekah Komer, and Sheila Rohlfing-Broege; one great-grandson, Arizona Booher; one brother, Walter Hearting of Appleton City, and four sisters, Florene French and Irma Stephan, both of Appleton City, Helen Livingston, Waynesville, and Mabel Siegismund of Rockville. Mrs. Rohlfing touched many lives and all who had the privilege of knowing her, having her as a teacher or being associated with her in any way will miss her greatly. Funeral services were held at Trinity Lutheran Church, Appleton City, Sunday, February 23, with burial was in Appleton City Cemetery.

ROLLER, Graham R.
abt 1981-2002
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Oct 7 2002 - Graham R. Roller, 21, Lee's Summit, died Saturday, October 5, 2002, at his home unexpectedly. Memorial services will be Wednesday, October 9, at First Christian Church, Clinton. Cremation to follow the service. He was born in Kansas City. He was a customer service representative for a car rental company. He is survived by his mother, Sheryl McKinney, Cottonwood, Arizona; his father, Duane B. Roller, Holden; his half-sister, Savannah Carleton, Cottonwood, Arizona; his paternal grandmother, June Roller, Clinton; his maternal grandparents, Raymond and Cureen Schmahl, Colorado Springs, Colorado; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins and his devoted dog and companion, Blazer.

ROLSTIN, Guy "G. T."
1934-2006
Laurel Oak Cemetery (R), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Feb 21 2006 - Guy "G. T." Rolstin, 71, Windsor, died early Monday morning, February 20, 2006, at his home in Windsor. He was born November 2, 1934, in Henry County, near Thrush, the son of Guy Thomas Rolstin and Carrie Francis (Eaton) Rolstin. On May 11, 1957, in Thrush, he married Norma Louise Kelly, who died December 5, 1994. He was a stockman for many years before his recent retirement. He graduated from Calhoun High School and served his country for two years in the United States Army, stationed for much of that time in Germany. He was a member of the former Mt. Gilead Baptist Church, near Thrush, and was also a member of the IOOF Lodge No. 187, Windsor. He had also served for several years as a member of the board of directors of Laurel Oak Cemetery Association, Windsor. Survivors include his companion Bonny sweet, of the home; an aunt Alice Hall, Sedalia, several cousins and many friends. Graveside funeral services will be Wednesday, February 22, at the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

ROLSTIN, Norma Louise KELLY
1939-1994
Laurel Oak Cemetery (R), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Louise Rolstin, 55, Windsor, died Monday morning, December 5, 1994, at her home in Windsor. She was born January 6, 1939, in rural Pettis County, near Windsor, the daughter of James Albert Kelly and Fern Ricky Johnson Kelly. On May 11, 1957, in Thrush, she married G. T. Rolstin, who survives of the home. Mrs. Rolstin graduated from Windsor High School in 1957. She was a nurse at the Windsor Hospital from 1957 until 1963. From 1963 until her death, she was a nurse for Dr. William J. Smith, in Windsor. She joined the Brandon United Methodist Church, near Windsor, in 1952, on Easter Sunday. On March 7, 1971, she moved her membership to the Windsor United Methodist Church where she remained an active member. She was a greeter. She served on the Administrative Council, the Caring and Sharing group, United Methodist Women, United Methodist Youth Fellowship (which she led from 1974-1989), the Courtesy Committee, the Quilters, played on the church volleyball and softball teams, was a member of the Raikes Sunday School Class, taught Jr. High Sunday School Class for many years, initiated the first rummage sale at the "Bee Hive" house in the 1970's, began the Christmas tree. This past week, she had organized the church in the "Hanging of the Greens" and decorating for the Christmas season. She was also active, as a donor and a volunteer, with the American Red Cross Blood Donor Drive in Windsor. In addition to her husband, she is survived by three sisters, Joan Sites, Creighton, Joyce Kelso, Warrensburg, and Thelma Hill, Grapevine, Texas; a brother, Robert Kelly, Vida, Oregon; 11 nieces and nephews; several great-nieces and great-nephews and several aunts, uncles and cousins. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother Dale Kelly. Funeral services were Wednesday, December 7, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial was in the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

ROMDALL, Hyalmar
1858-1934
Stones Chapel Cemetery, Walker Twp, Henry Co, MO
Hyalmer Romdall Dead. Hyalmar Romdall was born in Stockholm, Sweden, January 7, 1858. He came to St. Louis, Mo. when seven years of age. Then a little later to Washington, Mo. When a young man he moved to Henry County and was married to Cordelia Frances Settles on December 11, 1881. To this union were born six children, five boys and one girl, as follows: Norval E. Romdall, Appleton City, Mo.; Locke O. Romdall, Mexico, Mo.; Clarence D. Romdall, Shawnee Mound, Mo.; Porter L. Romdall, Montrose, Mo.; Ray Romdall, deceased and Mrs. J. P. Huffman of the home. He departed this life, September 30, 1934 at the age of 76 years, 8 months and 23 days. He was a man of strong will power, kind and considerate of others, keeping his troubles always to himself. He was a great reader of good literature and had a wonderful memory for recalling dates of history. About 48 years ago he professed faith in Christ, was Baptized and united with the Christian Church at LaDue, Mo. Due to an over sight these facts about his taste for good books and his profession of faith, baptism, and uniting with the LaDue Christian Church were not in the obituary read at the church, but this revision is due to information given since the funeral by relatives of the family. The funeral was conducted at Stones Chapel Church by Rev. C. E. Nickerson, pastor M. E. church south, and burial in Stones Chapel Cemetery.

ROMDALL, Rudy Jay
1946-2012
Rudy Romdall, age 66, of Clinton, Missouri died Monday, March 26, 2012 near his home. Memorial services will be Saturday, March 31, 2012 at the United Methodist Church, Clinton, Missouri. Rudy was born in Clinton, Missouri the son of Ray and Gladys (McMahan) Romdall. He served in the United States Army in Vietnam. He was married to Barbara Jean (Fellhauer) Romdall. He worked for Labor Union 663. Rudy was a member of Eagles Lodge, Clinton; Sky Village Homeowners Association and he was a member of Labors Union Local 663. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ray and Gladys Romdall. Rudy is survived by his wife, Barbara of the home; son, John Scott and his wife, Jeana of Clinton and a granddaughter, Mikalah Scott as well as his father-in-law, Willard Fellhauer of Clinton.

ROPP, Ida Alice BOGGS
1865-1919
Teays Chapel Cemetery, Bear Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Once more the death angel has taken from us a dear wife and mother. Ida Alice Boggs was the only daughter of Ezekiel and Eve Boggs. She was born Sept. 10, 1865, in Miami County, Ohio, and departed this life Tuesday morning, at 20 minutes after 11 o'clock, Feb. 4, 1919, at her late home, on 515 South Orchard street, Clinton. She came to Missouri in the year of 1880, with her grandparents, William Etter. She united with the Deepwater Dunkard church and was baptized Feb., 1882, and had been a faithful follower since. She was united in marriage to Robert V. Ropp, Feb. 15, 1885. To this union 4 daughters and one son were given. Two little daughters died in infancy. She leaves a heart broken husband, two daughters and one son - Mrs. Lizzie Abnot, St. Clair, County; Mrs. Mabel Snapp, near Montrose; and Harry, living on the old home place, near Clinton; also four grandchildren-Lodema Abnot, Nadeen Abnot, Taylor Abnot and Robert Snapp; one brother, Lee Boggs, Reedsport, Oregon; a step-mother, and three half-brothers, all living in Portland, Oregon; a stepmother, and three half-brothers, all living in Portland, Oregon; one aunt, Mary Hughes, Deepwater; one uncle, Lee Etter, Deepwater, besides a host of relatives to mourn the loss of a dear wife and mother. All that loving hands and medical skill could do was done, but God said; "come up higher. I have a place for you." All the children were with her in her last sickness, she being a sufferer of asthma and heart trouble for years. Just one week before her death she called for her baby daughter, Mrs. Mabel Snapp, to come and care for her, who never left her mother's bedside. Mother would always say, "don't talk to me, I feel better and want to go to sleep." She breathed her last so easy, not a struggle, just went to sleep. Her funeral was held at Teays Chapel Wednesday, and the remains were laid to rest in the cemetery nearby to await the resurrection morn.

ROSE, Frances Ruth DOZIER
1911-2006
Englewood Cemetery (R), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Aug 1 2006 - Frances R. Rose, 94, died July 29, 2006 at home. Graveside services will be held Wednesday, August 2, at Englewood Cemetery. She was born November 26, 1911, in Columbia, daughter of Jessie Albert and Bertha Lee Shettlesworth Dozier. Preceding her in death is her parents, one daughter, Mary Elizabeth Mitchell and two brothers. Survivors include her two sons, Clarence "Bud" Jones and wife, Frances and William Lloyd Jones and wife, Pat; her companion, Virgil Jarrett; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; plus six nephews.

ROSE, Randy Lee
1960-2003
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Oct 21 2003 - Randy Lee Rose, 43, Windsor, died Saturday afternoon, October 18, 2003, at his home in Windsor. He was born June 21, 1960, in Shelby Montana, the son of Phillip Dean Rose and Yvonne Louise (Davis) Rose. On November 14, 1979, in the state of Virginia, he married Theresa Marie O'Connor, who survives of the home in Windsor. He had worked at Rick's Tire Service for several years and had just started his own business, R&R Enterprises. In addition to his wife, he is survived by his daughter, Tabitha Totten, Clinton; three sons, Daniel Vincent, Robert Patrick McCall, Clinton, and Steven Lynn Rose, Windsor; four grandchildren; two brothers, Richard "Ricky" Goodwin, Richmond, and Frank Goodwin, Gardner, Kansas; his mother Yvonne L. Chrisman, Warsaw; his maternal grandmother Lois Ferguson, state of Oregon, several nieces and nephews, and many good friends. The body was cremated. A celebration of his life will be held Saturday, November 1, all day at the family's home in Windsor.

ROSE, Robert W.
1926-2002
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 15 2002 - Robert W. Rose was born November 4, 1926, in Keokuk, Iowa, son of Albert W. and Alice Anna Hawkins Rose. He died January 5, 2001, at Research Medical Center in Kansas City. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Keokuk, the VFW in Blue Springs, and he was an avid boater on Truman Lake. He retired in 1991 from Broadway Ford in Kansas City after more than 20 years of service. He was a veteran of the Coast Guard. His parents preceded him in death. Survivors include his wife, Betty, of the home; two sons, Kevin R. Rose and wife Cindy, Sweet Springs, and Randal W. Rose and wife Keiko, Fall Brook, California; one sister, Patricia Banghart and husband Raymond, West Chester, Pennsylvania; one grandson, Dustin Wesley Rose; one granddaughter, Crystal Louise Rose, both of Sweet Springs; along with several nieces and nephews. Memorial services were held January 9 at the Consalus Chapel, Clinton, MO.

ROSEBAUGH, Sebastian C.
1878-1897
Englewood Cemetery (R), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Sebastian Rosebaugh, son of Sam Rosebaugh, met his death Thursday evening while delivering baled hay. As he turned into the side street, by Henry Allen's the team started to run and one line broke, which was found in his hand. The horses ran to the railroad crossing opposite Middlecoff Mills, when they struck the crossing sign board and stopped, throwing Rosebaugh out. L. D. Welton was the first to arrive, found him lying in great pain, injured internally. He was placed on a stretcher and taken to the home of his father, where he breathed his last about 10. Born in this county May 21, 1878, he was an exemplary young man, highly respected. His brothers, Pierce and Campbell Rosebaugh, who are at Harrington, Washington, were unable to attend the funeral held at the residence with burial in Englewood.

ROSEBROUGH, Clara M. KIMZEY
1911-1995
Roscoe Cemetery, Roscoe, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Mrs. Clara M. Rosebrough, 83, Urich, died Sunday, January 1, 1995, at her son's home in Windsor. She was born on a large farm near Kirk, CO, which was homesteaded by her parents, Charles Headley Kimzey and Matilda Lydia Ann North Kimzey. She formerly lived in the Roscoe, El Dorado Springs and Warrensburg areas. Clara had four sisters and one brother: two sisters died in infancy; Florence and Henry Dee died in childhood. On April 30, 1932, she was united in marriage to Herman Monroe Rosebrough at the Kimzey property below the Christian Church in Roscoe, MO. They were blesses with nearly sixty-one years together prior to Herman's death in January of 1993. She was a retired civil service employee from Whiteman Air Force Base, retiring in 1970. She was a member of the Roscoe Christian Church. Clara's greatest joy was her husband and children and their families. She was an excellent homemaker and provider of love, meals, and comfort and held a strong belief in God. Clara held several jobs in her work career. She worked at a cafe in the old Ward Hall in Roscoe. When Herman served in the Marines in WW II, Clara remained on the farm with the four children until he returned on December 5, 1945. She managed to save enough money in spite of hardships to purchase a home in Kansas City when Herman returned. In March of 1946, Clara went to work at the Jones Store in downtown Kansas City. On December 1, 1948, she began a long career with the Civil Service, working at the Bureau of Internal Revenue until March of 1953, when they moved from the city to a farm near Windsor, MO. In August of 1954, Clara went to work at Whiteman Air Force Base, working as a supervisor in Base Supply. The last ten years prior to Herman's death, they lived in Eldorado Springs, MO. Clara's ability to make anywhere home is most evident in the fact that she moved 19 times since her marriage in 1932. She made it a point to be happy in her new surroundings each time. She moved to Urich in May of 1994, and was very proud of her new apartment. During her illness, her son Bert and wife, Kay, cared for her with great devotion until her death on January 1. Her sister was able to be with her the last few weeks. She is survived by three sons, Walter M. Rosebrough of Kansas City, Raymond M. Rosebrough of Ingleside, TX, and Bert M. Rosebrough of Windsor; one daughter, Mrs. Nova Fay Bergschneider of Urich; one sister, Miss Nova North Kimzey of Huntington Beach, CA; one sister-in-law, Mrs. Zella Byrd of Kansas City, KS; 14 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be Wednesday, January 4, at the Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel in Osceola. Burial will be in the Roscoe Cemetery.

ROSEBROUGH, Herman M.
1914-1993
Roscoe Cemetery, Roscoe, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Herman M. Rosebrough was born February 12, 1914, near Oyer, MO, in a log cabin. He died in January 1993. He was the son of Frank Monroe Rosebrough and Julia Welsh Rosebrough who preceded him in death. He attended grade school in Kansas City, KS, and completed high school at Roscoe, MO. On April 30, 1932 he married Clara M. Kimzey, who survives him. To this union four children were born: Walter, Raymond, Bert and Nova Fay. In the early years of marriage, he farmed with his father-in-law, Charles Kimzey; worked at Swift and Company in Kansas City, KS, farmed at Larned, KS, operated Goodrich Hardware Store in Roscoe, worked on county roads and helped build the sidewalks around the Osceola square. In 1942 he became a fireman at Pratt & Whitney Defense Plant. In May 1943 he joined the United States Marine Corps, serving in the South Pacific. He was on a ship off the coast of Japan when Hiroshima was bombed. He said they turned the ship around and returned to Guam. He was honorably discharged from the Marine Corps on Dec 4, 1945. He returned home to employment as a guard with Westinghouse, later working as a machinist. In 1943 he moved his family to a farm near Windsor. He farmed and worked at Whiteman Air Force Base as a pressman in the base print shop and at base supply. He also worked for Trails Regional Library in Warrensburg as a bookmobile driver and clerk for 14 years. He retired to his farm near Leeton in 1971. He and Clara moved to El Dorado Springs in 1981. In April 1992, they celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. Thanksgiving Day was always a special joy for him when all his family made efforts to be together where possible. Herman is survived by his wife, Clara, of the home; his four children and their spouses, 14 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. He is also survived by a sister, Zella Byrd, of Kansas City, KS. He was preceded in death by an older brother, Melvin Rosebrough. He was buried in Roscoe, MO Cemetery.

ROSICKA, Mitchellene
abt 1917-2004
Crestview Memorial Gardens, Bolivar, Polk Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Feb 27 2004 - Mitchellene Rosicka, 87, Osceola, a housewife, died Wednesday, February 25, 2004, at Golden Valley Hospital, Clinton. Graveside services will be Monday, March 1, at Crestview Memorial Gardens, Bolivar.

ROSKOP, Patrick Wayne
1971-1998
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Daily Democrat - Patrick Wayne Roskop, 27, Warrensburg, died Tuesday, December 1, 1998, at his home. Funeral services will be held Friday, December 4, at Consalus Chapel, Clinton. Burial will be at Clinton Memory Gardens Cemetery. He was born April 8, 1971, in Clinton, the Son of Gary Wayne and Karen K. (Radford) Roskop. On October 14, 1995, he married Jeanette Ray Rukes. He was a loader operator for Hilty Quarries. He is survived by his wife, Jeanette, of the home; two sons and two daughters, Kayla, Zachary, Brittany and Seth; his parents, Gary and' Karen Roskop, Clinton; grandparents, George and Helen Roskop, Latour, and Norman Radford, Clinton; one brother, David Roskop, Clinton; also aunts, uncles and many cousins.

ROSS, Agnes R. McINTIRE
1890-1938
Carrsville Cemetery, Big Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Agnes McIntire Ross of south of Chilhowee, near Petersburg, was born near Knob Noster, November 14, 1890, and departed this life Sunday, September 25, 1938, with heart trouble at the Clinton General Hospital, where she had been taken three days before for treatment. She was the youngest daughter of W. S. and Mary McIntire. As her mother died while she was yet at a tender age, she became her father's close companion, faithfully discharging her duties to him until his death. She was reared in the Norris community. February 28, 1914, she was united in marriage to I. N. Ross of near Chilhowee. To this union two children were born; Jasper Selden, who died in infancy and Mary Maud, age 11, of the home. As wife and mother "her price was far above rubies". As a neighbor she was unexcelled, her hospitality knowing no bounds and her tongue knowing only the law of kindness. As member of the Chilhowee chapter, order of the Eastern Star, she loyally discharged her obligations, having served as Worthy Matron. In all, she lived a life full and rich in Christian virtues. At an early age she united with the Norris Methodist Church and was baptized in the faith. When her soul took its flight at the end of the Sabbath Day and the mantle of eternity was accorded her, how comforting to her loved ones and friends was the memory of her beautiful life. She is survived by her husband, daughter, one brother, Charlie McIntire of Ocean Side California, and a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday at the Corinth Baptist Church. Interment in Carrsville Cemetery.

ROSS, Alvin
1824-1896
Carrsville Cemetery, Big Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Alvin Ross was born in Whitley County, Kentucky, December 9, 1824 and died June 2, 1896, at his home two miles north of Huntingdale, of colic and neuralgia of the stomach, after two days of intense suffering. He came to Missouri in 1842 and was married in Platte County in 1849 to Miss Elizabeth Ann Martin, who preceded him to that "borne from whence no traveler returns" some nine year. Eleven children, seven girls and four boys were born to this union and are all grown and married save one son and one daughter. They were all present at the funeral except one daughter who could not reach here in time. The funeral services were conducted Thursday, June 4th, by his pastor and intimate friend, Rev. Allen Bridges of Humansville, Mo., in the presence of an immense gathering of friends, relatives and neighbors who assembled to pay the last tribute of respect to all that was mortal of a good, religious man. He was a zealous and efficient member of the Carrsville Christian Church, and will be greatly missed in that capacity. As to his daily walk, as a citizen, a neighbor and a Christian man, that is before the people of his community and the unanimous verdict is that a good man has departed. As to the future he had no doubts or fears. He knew the Lord in whom he had trusted and that he was accepted of Him, and with a clear conscience and a pure heart, he crossed over the river and is at rest. He was a kind, indulgent parent and will be sorely missed from his home. The pall-bearers were: Abe Finley, John Rucker, Pleasant Walker, Joseph Bridges, D.T. Hampton and James Bradford. To the sorrowing family we would say, "Earth has no sorrow that Heaven cannot heal." Keep this fact constantly before you and may you realize its immortal realistics when you pass the ocean of eternity. - Alvin Ross, one of the oldest residents of Henry County, died at his home two miles north of this place Tuesday, June 2nd, at 12 o'clock. He was buried at Carrsville Cemetery on Thursday. Two sons and a daughter of Vernon County, a son from Bates County and a daughter of Johnson County were in attendance at the funeral. - Died June 2, Alvin Ross, at his home near Petersburg, Missouri. He was sick but a very short time. His death leaves a gloom over the entire community. Brother Ross was born in Whitley County, Kentucky, December 9, 1824. He came to Missouri in 1842. He was married to Elizabeth A. Martin. He was 72 years old. He was a Christian. He leaves 11 children, 2 sisters, 1 brother and many friends to mourn their loss. But they mourn not as those who have no hope. Brother Allen Bridges of Humansville, Mo., preached the funeral, after which we laid him away to rest till the Master calls him in the great day. He now rests by the side of his wife, who went before him nine years ago. He had been a member of the church about 6 years and had lived as a Christian should. He was a great worker in the church. He had been an elder in the congregation for some time.

ROSS, Anna Lois JUEL SCHMIDLI
1936-1988
Finey Church Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
Anna Lois Ross, 52, passed away April 9, 1988, at the Kansas University Medical Center. She was born on March 28, 1936, the daughter of Hansler and Lucille Ferro Schmidli, in Clinton. She was a life-long area resident. She was a secretary-receptionist for Schreiber Foods in Clinton before retiring in August 1986. She was married to Wilbur L. Ross October 5, 1968. She is survived by her husband, Wilbur of the home; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Hansler Schmidli; two sons, David Juel of Ft Lauderdale, FL, and Chris Juel of New Orleans, LA; one brother, Ed Schmidli of Clinton and one sister, Betty Duke of Independence. Funeral services were held April 13, 1988, at Vansant-Mills Chapel. Burial was in the Finey Cemetery.

ROSS, Bernice B. FLASPOHLER
abt 1912-2003
Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Holden, Johnson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Aug 15 2003 - Bernice B. (Mrs. Democrat) Ross, 91, Holden, died Wednesday, August 13, 2003, at the Country Club Care Center in Warrensburg. A native of Salsbury, she was the daughter of William Leo Flaspohler and Ana Meyer Flaspohler. Mrs. Ross worked for Sprint/United Telephone for 45 years starting in 1929 as an operator for 16 cents an hour. She later became chief operator and cashier. When the company closed the switchboard in 1961 she continued on as cashier. When the Holden office closed in 1974 Mrs. Ross retired. In 1993 when the Holden central office was converted to digital switching the company asked Mrs. Ross to place the ceremonial first call. For over 60 years Mrs. Ross's name has been synonymous with the Johnson County Democratic Committee. She helped pick candidates, organize candidates, fund raise for candidates and elect candidates. She had more political savvy and campaign experience than most paid political advisors ever dreamed of. Mrs. Ross had been to three Democratic National Conventions and was a delegate twice. She attended the inauguration of President Jimmy Carter, visited the White House as a guest of the president, sat behind Pope John Paul II at the presidential reception and personally met three presidents (all Democrats, of course!) in her lifetime. She was a state president of the Democratic Women's Club and for over 50 years has been on the Johnson County Democratic Committee. She was a city councilwoman in Holden for six years, sat on the planning and zoning committee for several years and spent 13 years on the Western Missouri Medical Center Board. She was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Holden where she was active every day until just a few weeks ago. Many times Mrs. Ross was asked why do you do all the things that you do, she simply replied, "I get satisfaction from really helping people. I always think about paying back to people the nice things they have done for me and my family." Mrs. Ross had two favorite people, Catholic and Democrat, and if you happened to be both you were at the top of her list. She enjoyed retirement very much, at one time playing in four bridge clubs. She said, "I think if you don't keep busy and keep involved, retirement can be kind of stale." Her husband, C. Marion Ross, preceded her in death in 1989. A Mass of Christian Burial will be Monday, August 18, at St. Patrick's Church in Holden. Senator Harold Caskey will be among those speaking at the services. Burial will be in the Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Holden.

ROSS, Charles Alfred
1921-2004
Englewood Cemetery (R), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jun 11 2004 - Charles Alfred Ross was born September 21, 1921, in Lowry City, the fifth child of Tom and Lena Ross. He departed this life May 25, 2004, at Westwood Nursing Home in Clinton at the age of 82. On November 10, 1942, Charles was united in marriage to Wilma Dody and to this union five children were born - Keith, Kenneth, Karl, Karen and Kathryn. Charles entered the service of our country in World War II in November 1942, serving three years in the Pacific. After coming home in 1945, he worked as a mechanic at Goslin Garage until he leased the city Service Station on the corner of Main Street and Ohio in Clinton. As farming was always in his thoughts, Charles, along with his family moved to Lowry City and rented a farm for two years. When the old Alva Martin farm six miles east of Clinton came up for sale, he found that his dream of owning and tilling his own soil had finally come true. In later years carpentry became his main work interest. Charles taught his three boys and two girls to work hard during the week, be in church every Sunday and to never work on the Lord's Day. Charles was industrious, inventive and meticulous in his work, always trying to find an easier and more productive way of doing things. Charles became a Christian at the age of 13 during a revival at Lowry City Baptist Church. When Charles returned to the Clinton area he joined the Bethlehem Baptist Church were he served as song leader and was ordained a deacon June 20, 1965. When the Kaysinger Basin began taking the land and eventually took the Bethlehem Church, Charles and his family joined the First Baptist Church of Clinton where he served for 37 years. Charles was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Orville and T.J., and one sister, Hallie Hilty. He is survived by his wife Wilma, of the home; Keith and Sherry of Clinton, Kenneth and Linda of Pleasant Hill, Karl and Sandy of Kansas City, Karen and Mike Keith of Clinton and Kathryn and David Fine of Fresno, California. Charles is also survived by three sisters, Elizabeth and husband Harmon Moore of Birmingham, Alabama, Lena Belle Jeffress of Monitou Springs, Colorado, and Dorothy and husband Clarence Alysworth, Platte City; 12 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were May 28 at the First Baptist Church in Clinton. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery with a military ceremony. Pallbearers were grandsons, Randy Ross, Tim Ross, Chad Ross, Brooks Ross, Korey Ross, Christian DeLozier and Charles Evens.

ROSS, Dewey D.
1897-1951
Urich Cemetery, Bogard Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Eye, Clinton MO, May 17 1951 - Death of Urich Citizen Dewey D. Ross, the fifth son of the family of seven children of James D. and Dora Mae Ross, was born January 12, 1897, on a farm near Creighton, Mo., and died May 8, 1951 of a heart attack, the second he had suffered. At the age of 20, he left for the West and tried his hand at farming in Montana, but later turned to other fields of endeavor. For years he followed construction work, serving as superintendent on important engineering projects in the states of Texas and Kentucky. While in Kentucky, he made the acquaintance of Miss Mabel Gibson, who later became his bride. His opportunity to return to the soil came when his father died in 1941, leaving a large farm to be divided among his children. Both Dewey and his wife were eager and willing, and together they succeeded in building a farm and a new home life that was his pride and joy. Dewey had many friends and, with his wit and good sense of humor, was a favorite with people of all walks of life. He is survived by his widow of Urich; a daughter, Mrs. Lora Mae Bourland, and a son, Mac Leroy, both of Phoenix, Ariz. Also surviving are his six grandchildren, three brothers, Norman, Joe, and Harlan, two sisters, Mrs. Richard Dunn and Miss Ruby Ross, all living in the vicinity of Urich. In addition are many nieces, nephews, cousins, and other relatives. An uncle, John A. Ross, near Creighton, is the only living member of that generation. The original Rosses were early pioneers in this section of Missouri, members of the family having lived here for the past 100 years. Dewey Ross was a member of the Christian Church and the Masonic Lodge. His was a quiet life but full of meaning and purpose. Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon at the Urich Christian Church and burial was in the Urich cemetery.

ROSS, Elena Katherine "Lena Kate" GALLIHUGH
1908-1991
Blairstown Cemetery, Big Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Elena Katherine Ross was born July 17, 1908 in Blairstown, Mo. Mrs. Ross died October 27, 1991 in Clinton at the age of 83 years. On December 29, 1937 she was united in marriage to Hampton Harvey Ross. Mr. Ross preceded her in death on November 1, 1968. Also preceding her in death were two sisters and a brother. Elena is survived by a cousin, Martha Gallihugh Cooper of Blairstown. Mrs. Ross was a life resident of Blairstown and a member of the Blairstown Presbyterian Church. Funeral services were held Wednesday, October 30, 1991 at Consalus Chapel, Chilhowee. Burial was at Blairstown Cemetery, Henry County, Mo.

ROSS, Emma Alice EMERSON HICKS
1921-2000
Tebo Church Cemetery, Leesville Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Daily Democrat, Apr 4 2000 - Emma Alice (Emerson) Ross died Wednesday morning, March 22, 2000, at Golden Valley Hospital. She was born February 4, 1921, in Lincoln, Nebraska, daughter of Hiram Oris Emerson and Maude Gevene Johnston. As a child she was an active tomboy who led the neighborhood children in mischief. In 1937 she married Ernest Hicks and they had eight children. The marriage ended in 1958 and in 1962 she married Edward Lamont (Monty) Ross, a widower with seven children and two step-children of his own, six of them still small. Theirs was a strong and loving marriage and together they raised 14 children, which became 15 with the birth of a daughter in 1966. Alice was a generous and loving woman and her family was the focus of her life. She was a talented craftswoman and was famous for her homemade cinnamon rolls. Monty died in 1991 and she had been patiently waiting to join him ever since. She was 79 when cancer took her life. She was much loved and will be greatly missed. She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; five brothers and one sister. She is survived by one brother, Lawrence Emerson of Kansas City; two sisters, Irene Smith and Florence Cleeton of California; 16 children, Don Hicks of California, Robert Hicks and Judy Mattox of Louisiana, Barbara Billings, Jerry Hicks and James Ross of Oregon, Roy Hicks of Virginia, David Ross of Nevada, Ed Ross of Washington, Charlotte Smith of Oklahoma, and Beverly Billings, Dorothy Beebe, Jim Hicks, Dan Ross, Linda Gruver and Loretta Ross of Missouri; two step-daughters, Darlene Thompson and Nancy Ellis; 40-plus grandchildren, 35-plus great-grandchildren and various nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives. Funeral services were held at the Vansant-Mills Chapel on Saturday, March 25. Burial was in Tebo Cemetery, rural Clinton.

ROSS, Evelyn Jeanette YEWELL
1927-1996
Englewood Cemetery (R), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Evelyn Jeanette Ross, 69, Clinton, died Monday, August 26, 1996, at Golden Valley Hospital in Clinton. Graveside services and burial will be Thursday, August 29, at Englewood Cemetery in Clinton. Evelyn Jeanette Yewell was born June 4, 1927, in Clinton, the daughter of Charles H. and Lavina Collins Yewell. For many years was self-employed as an electrologist. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Clinton. She is survived by her mother Lavina Yewell, of the home; one brother, Dallas Yewell, Oak Grove, and one sister, Marcella Ozburn, Blue Springs; a niece, Sandra Sue Moritz, of the home; also numerous other nieces and nephews, great-nieces and nephews and great-great-nieces and nephews.

ROSS, Hallie Lee
1872-1931
Carpenter Cemetery, Chilhowee, Johnson Co, MO
Clinton MO - Was Prominent Business Man and Farm Club Organizer - The spirit of H. L. Ross went into eternity at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, February 26, 1931. Mr. Ross was a specimen of fine, physical manhood, and seldom complained of any illness, except an occasional spell of indigestion. Eight days before his death, on Wednesday night he became ill, but was better in the morning, and went to his business. At noon Thursday, he had to be taken to his home, as he had become very ill. A physician was summoned, and found that he had appendicitis. At first his condition was not considered serious, but Mr. Ross said, "Send for a specialist for an operation so that it will be over with, as I might become so ill sometime I could not stand it." A Kansas City specialist was summoned, and at noon Friday, the operation was performed. He was assisted by a doctor from Kansas City, a special nurse, and local physicians. It was found that the appendix had bursted, and the specialist told the family that the attacks of indigestion suffered for several years, had been caused by appendicitis. Nothing was spared in the fight for his life, and for a time it seemed to be a winning one, as Mr. Ross was an excellent patient, and the best of medical and nursing skill was given him. Thursday night, streptococcus infection set in, but hope was maintained until he breathed his last. Hallie Lee Ross was born near Shawnee Mound, November 25, 1872, a son of Newton W. Ross and Cena Elizabeth Coats, who had thirteen children, eleven of whom lived to be grown. He attended the Dunham and Little Grant schools. He had the natural gift of leadership, and a fine mind, so he led not only in scholarship but in the pranks of the boys, and all were his friends. He grew up in this neighborhood, a fine looking, interesting young farmer and stockman. A happy day was March 7, 1895, when he was united in marriage with Miss Icie Smith. Both were alert young people, interested in the same things, and they always lead in the county and community for everything that was good and right. To this union three children were born, Mrs. O. C. Davis, of Clinton; Miss Glee Elizabeth Ross, who is a teacher in Kellogg, Idaho; Hal Vance Ross, who has been in Pasadena, Calif. There is one beautiful little granddaughter, Elizabeth Lou Davis, also the following sisters and brothers: Mrs. Frankie Howerton, Kansas City; Mrs. Hattie Morrison, Independence, Mo.; J. L., Mitchell and Wiley Ross, in Henry county; Claude Ross, Red Cloud, Nebr.; Joe Ross, Musselshell, Mont. Mr. and Mrs. Ross lived in the north part of the county for a short while after they were married, then moved to a farm eight miles east of Clinton which they purchased. This was their home for 24 years, and a few years ago they went to Montana, where they spent a year, then returned to Henry county. Clinton had been their home about five years. Mr. Ross farmed and fed livestock until he moved to Clinton, when he became the secretary of the Missouri Farmer's Association for Henry county, and during that year spoke in every schoolhouse in Henry county, and at many other gatherings. He was enthusiastic for the organization, as he believed that it would be the means of helping the farmers overcome their problems more effectively than in any other manner. He had been shipper for Clinton territory for the Henry County Livestock Shipping Association ever since its organization, and served the members most efficiently, always seeking the best possible market for their livestock, and working for their interests. The result of this was that the livestock of the organization often topped the market. Mr. Ross was a member of the first board of directors of the Farm Union Commission Company in Kansas City, which has grown to such enormous proportions and has served the farmers so well. He also served on the board of the Farmers Exchange, the Farmers Elevator, and other farm organizations. He helped organize the Calhoun Farmers Elevator, the first farmers elevator to be established in Henry county. He had studied the farm problems, and was ever ready to give time and thought to the promotion of the interest of the farm. Mr. Ross had been in the implement business in Clinton for several years, but in December, 1929, suffered a large financial loss when his implement house, on North Washington street, was destroyed by fire. He was undaunted by this loss, and started up again in a smaller way, and had again built up a remarkable business, as he had the confidence of the farmers of Henry county, who knew they could depend upon the word of H. L. Ross, and took his advice without question. He was one of the leading Republicans of Henry county, and was honored by his party by being the first farmer who ever served as county chairman. Mr. Ross was always outspoken and sincere. There was never a shadow of a doubt of where he stood on any question, and all knew this. His clean living, kindliness of heart, honesty, and frankness made him a wide circle of friends, even among those who did not always agree with his viewpoints, but even those who were antagonistic to his ides, respected his sincerity, his fearless advocacy of the principles that to him seemed right. He was always clean, honest and square with the world, and one thing that proved the purity and honesty of his motives was the cheerfulness with which he faced loss. He was a man of tireless energy and industry, and did with his might what ever his hands found to do. He was a lover of beauty and found an ever satisfying joy in nature and the common beauties of life about him. Optimistic and cheery, and with high ideals, he ever pressed forward with faith in the Maker of the Universe and the people who inhabit it. Mr. Ross was a man of strong convictions. Social and genial in his disposition, always ready with a glad hand and cheerful smile to greet everyone he met. He loved his children, and he and Mrs. Ross were ever companions to them, making this home a happy one. After his marriage, Mr. Ross was converted, and he and his wife united with the Christian church at Carrsville. The funeral services were conducted at his late home on South Second street, February 28. Burial was in the Carpenter cemetery, near Chilhowee.

ROSS, Harlan Hastings
1894-1968
Mullin Cemetery, White Oak Twp, Henry Co, MO
Urich-Montrose Herald Tidings, Aug 23 1968 - Funeral services were held Saturday, August 17, at the Urich Christian Church for Harlan Hastings Ross, 74, who died at the Clinton General Hospital at 4:00 p.m., August 14, a few hours after entering. Burial was in Mullin Cemetery, southwest of Urich, under the direction of Snow's Funeral Home. Mr. Ross, the fourth son of James D. and Dora May Holman Ross, was born July 25, 1894, on a farm near Creighton. At the age of 24, he entered the Armed Forces of World War I. After serving his country, he was honorably discharged and returned to the Urich community where he engaged in farming, making it his life occupation. In 1922 he was united in marriage to Eleanor Cunningham and they established their home near Urich. To this union were born one daughter, Margaret, and one son, Wayne. Early in life he united with the Urich Christian Church, where he retained his membership. He was a member of the Ingham-Morgan American Legion Post No. 371 of Urich, having been a long-time, active and faithful member, serving in many capacities of the Post. He also was active in helping to promote the welfare of the community. In 1953 Mr. and Mrs. Ross retired from farming and moved to their home in Urich, where Mr. Ross thoroughly enjoyed his retirement. Although in failing health, he kept his cheerful disposition and an interest in those around him. The family circle remained unbroken until December 1963, when Mrs. Ross was called to her heavenly home.

ROSS, Isaac Newton "Ike"
1892-1954
Carrsville Cemetery, Big Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Graveside services for Isaac Newton Ross, 62, a retired farmer who died June 11, 1954, at his home in Kansas City, Mo. were held June 24, at Carrsville Cemetery, near Petersburg, Mo. The Clinton Masonic Lodge, of which he was a member, was in charge. Isaac Newton Ross, popularly known as Ike, was born Mar 19, 1892, on a farm south of Chilhowee, one of five children of Jasper Newton and Maude Adair Ross. A brother Cecil, preceded him in death in 1952, his mother in March 1915, and his father in January, 1926. He was reared to manhood in the community of his birth and on Feb. 28, 1914, married Agnes McIntire. They settled on the farm and remained there, except for one year, when they lived near Maurine, Mo. Two children blessed this union, a son, Jasper Seldon, who died at the age of five months, and a daughter, Mrs. Ronald (Mary Maude) Grey. His wife preceded him in death in September 1938, and he and his daughter remained on the farm until she had finished high school. In 1944 they moved to Kansas City where they have since lived. About 10 days before his death Mr. Ross suffered a heart attack and later a stroke, resulting in his death. Devoted to his family, he took special delight in his three grandchildren, Judith, Sammy and Kristine. He was well known and prominent farmer of Henry County where he had spent practically his lifetime and made many friends. He is survived by his daughter and grandchildren before mentioned: one sister, Mrs. Courtney Harper, Dunsmuir, Calif.; two brothers, James S., Bartlesville, Okla.; and Louis L. , Wadsworth, Kans; two aunts, Mrs. D. E. Morrison, Kansas City, Mo., and Mrs. Dora Adair Mashburn, Grants Pass, Ore.; and a host of friends.

ROSS, James D.
1861-1941
Wadesburg Cemetery, Wadesburg, Cass Co, MO
Urich-Montrose Herald Tidings, Oct 23 1941 - James D. Ross, eldest son of William J. and Anna H. Ross, was born in Pettis County, Mo. October 3, 1861. He was married to Dora Mae Holman, February 28, 1886 and died at his home near Urich, Mo. October 17, 1941 aged 80 years and 14 days. He came with his parents to Cass County in 1870 where he grew to manhood on a farm one and one-half miles south of Creighton. He was a member of a family of six children, Annie E. Ross, himself, William R. Ross, Mrs. Ila Helms, Robert H. Ross and John A. Ross. William R. Ross died in 1892 and Annie E. Ross died in March of this year. The other members reside at or near Creighton. On the death of his father in 1875, when he was but 14 years old, he assumed the leadership in carrying forward the work so essential to the preserving of a home for his mother and six children. Thus, at the age of 14, his farm life began. In this, his first venture, he displayed skill and good judgment and was classed as a good farmer. He maintained this reputation throughout life. No one ever doubted his honesty, few questioned his judgment. When he was 22 years of age, he went back to Pettis County where, in conjunction with a cousin, the late Dr. J. T. Sheffer, he farmed for two years. It was during these two years that he won the affections of the girl who became his wife and the mother of his seven children: Gilbert, who died March 27, 1905; Joe C., of Great Falls, Montana; Norman P., Harlan H., Mrs. Bessie Dunn, and Ruby Ross, all of Urich; and Dewey D. Ross of Abilene, Texas. His wife preceded him in death October 16, 1934. Soon after his marriage he rented a small farm adjoining the one where he had spent his boyhood days, where he lived one year. The following spring he rented the Catron farm just over the Henry County line. At the expiration of this lease he purchased and improved a small farm one mile east of Creighton. A few years later he traded this tract for a larger farm on the dividing line between Urich and Creighton where he resided up to the time of his death. Thus, for almost seventy years he had an active part in the things that affect the welfare of the community. His school days were limited to the time necessary to complete the course then taught in the country schools. Limited as the course of study was, he used it as a base, read extensively and became a well-informed man. He had confidence in the wisdom of the American people and believed that while mistakes were inevitable, they would be corrected in due time. He never joined the church but believed in God, confessed his faith in Christ and passed from this life with full confidence that there awaited the award consequent of a well spent life. In his passing the state loses a staunch citizen, the community a good neighbor, his children a devoted father. The funeral services were conducted at the Creighton Christian Church. The interment was made in the family lot at the Wadesburg Cemetery.

ROSS, Larry Edwin
1944-2006
Larry E. Ross, 62, of Windsor, Missouri, formerly of Brookfield, Mo., died unexpectedly Thursday afternoon, August 3, 2004 at his home in Windsor. He was born March 4, 1944, in Lexington, Mo., the son of Edwin Roy Ross and Marceline M. (McDonald) Ross. On November 28, 1970, near Seattle, Washington, he married Connie M. Victor, who survives of the home in Windsor. Larry served his country as a member of the United States Marine Corps. After his honorable discharge he went to work for the Boeing Corporation in Seattle and worked there for 20 years before his retirement. He was a member of the Teamsters Union. In addition to his wife, Larry is survived by his mother, Marceline M. (Ross) Boller, Brookfield, Mo.; a son, Brian Ross, Seattle, Wa.; 3 brothers, Richard L. Ross, Independence, Mo.; Donnie R. Ross, Brookfield, Mo.; Roy A. Ross, St. Louis, Mo.; 4 sisters, Pat Lewis, Tulsa, Ok.; Janis K. Williams, St. Joseph, Mo.; Marsha D. Dowell, Brookfield, Mo.; Betty A. Willett, Big Springs, Tx.; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Larry was preceded in death by his father and a daughter, Kelly Ross. Private family services with cremation.

ROSS, Larry Gene
1940-2004
Norris Cemetery, Big Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jun 29 2004 - Larry Gene Ross, son of Floyd Thomas and Barbara Jean (Neff) Ross, was born November 29, 1940, in Galt and died at golden Valley Hospital on June 20, 2004, at the age of 63 years. Larry was married to Mary Margaret Gannon 43 years ago. They had lived in Trenton for over 40 years before moving to Clinton. He was in law enforcement. He was a former jail administrator for the Henry County Sheriff's Department in Clinton. He was a member of the boy Scouts of America with Troop 96 in Trenton, where he was a former Scoutmaster. He was a member of the First Christian Church, Trenton. He was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife Mary of the home; one son John Thomas Ross and wife Martha, Clinton; one daughter Julie Dawn Mayes and husband Terry, Higginsville; one brother Kenny Ray Ross of Humphreys; two sisters Sara Wilson and Claudia Stamper, both of Spickard, and five grandchildren, Amber Ross, Brandon Ross, Noah Ross, Wyatt Ross and Jacob Ross. Funeral services were held at Vansant-Mills Chapel Wednesday, June 23. Burial was in the Norris Cemetery, Urich.

ROSS, Lottie Esther HILTY
1910-2002
Englewood Cemetery (R), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 18 2002 - Lottie Esther (Hilty) Ross was born April 28, 1910 to Fred and Hannah Newenschwander) Hilty, in the Valley Center Community, near Lowry City. She grew up in this rural community, attending the Valley Center School and Church. She graduated from the Lowry City High School and then the Warrensburg Teachers College. After graduation she taught at Hillsdale Elementary School. She also worked as a nurse's aid at the Wetzel Hospital. Lottie married Orville N. Ross in 1936 and except for a brief time in 1936 and 1937 she spent her life in the White Oak area. They bought a farm west of Clinton in 1948 and made this their permanent home. O. N. preceded her in death in 1994 after 57 years of marriage Lottie loved to play the piano and sing and she did so on many occasions. She was a devoted wife and mother to her three children and was there to help and share their life at every opportunity. Lottie had a quick sense of humor and at about 80 years of age, she developed a tinge of jealousy when one day O. N. wanted to stay at their son's house a little longer to watch "Wheel Of Fourtune". Lottie said, "You just want to see Vanna White. Come on, I will be your Vanna." An on another occasion when one of her sons visited her, she seemed not to recognize him, so he asked, "Mother, do you know who I am?" She said, "If you don't know, go to the front desk, they will tell you." Lottie led a good life and her reward is certainly to be with her husband in the "Mansion On The Hilltop". She left peacefully during her sleep at Westwood Nursing Center on April 7, 2002, and one could almost have heard her say when she arrived, "I have been waiting and am happy to be here." Lottie was a good wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, O. N.; four brothers, Palmer, Wesly, Joe and Ben. She is survived by one daughter, Sharon Gamache and husband Peter, Florence, Colorado; two sons, Paul Ross and wife Georgia, Urich, and Phil Ross of Clinton; one brother, Roy Hilty and wife Alice, Parshall, Colorado, and Ruby Sargent of Kansas City, Kanas, as well as seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the Vansant-Mills Chapel on Thursday, April 11. Burial was in the Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

ROSS, Mitchel Oscar
1874-1949
Carrsville Cemetery, Big Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Mitchell O. Ross died Saturday, Aug 20, 1949 at his home here in Blairstown, at the age of 75 years and 6 months. He was born in Henry County on January 21, 1874. "Nytch", as all who knew him addressed him, suffered a stroke of paralysis about ten weeks ago from which he never recovered. He had lived here about two years, coming from the Petersburg community where he had lived many years. He was well known over the county and well liked. On March 29, 1905 he and Sarah E. Gilliam were wed, and she survives in the home. Also surviving,, a sister, Mrs. Morrison of Kansas City and a brother, C. O. Ross of Warrensburg, nephews and nieces, and a host of friends and acquaintances. Funeral Services for Mitchel O. Ross were conducted August 22. at the Corinth Baptist Church of which he was a member. Burial was made in the Carrsville Cemetery.

ROSS, Orville Nelson
1910-1994
Englewood Cemetery (R), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Orville Nelson Ross, son of Tom and Lena (Woods) Ross was born July 19, 1910 in Medford, North Dakota, and passed away March 16, 1994 at Golden Valley Hospital, at the age of 83. Orville will be remembered as a devoted husband and father. He was loving and generous to his children and very proud of his grandchildren and great-granddaughter. He was recognized as being a patient man and a kind man. Orville served on the White Oak Church board for many years and on the REA board for many years. He loved farming, raising cattle and associating with many friends. You and I and many others have enjoyed sharing his life. Orville was a man of strong faith. We take comfort knowing he is with his Lord for eternity. Orville was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, T. J. Ross. He is survived by his wife, Lottie; two sons, Paul Ross and Phil Ross, both of Clinton; one daughter, Sharon Contantini, Colorado Springs, Colorado; one brother, Charles Ross, Clinton; four sisters, Lena Jeffress, Colorado Springs, Dorothy Aylsworth, Platte City, Elizabeth Moore, Plainsfield, Ind., and Hallie Hilty, Clinton; seven grandchildren and one great-granddaughter. Funeral services were at Vansant-Mills Chapel Monday, March 21, 1994. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery.

ROSS, Susanna
1827-1910
Combs Cemetery, Deer Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton, MO, Jan 1910 - Died - Mrs. Susanna Ross, January 5, after a three day illness, at the home of her son, David, near Hortense. Born in Virginia April 4, 1827 and had been a resident of the county for 40 years.

ROSS, Wilbur Leroy "Bill" Jr.
1929-2004
Finey Church Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Nov 4 2004 - Wilbur Leroy "Bill" Ross Jr., son of Wilbur Leroy and Nellie McGarvey Ross, was born May 12, 1929, in Kerrmoore, Pennsylvania, and died Monday, September 20, 2004, at Golden Valley Hospital, Clinton. Bill was an Army veteran of the Korean Conflict. He was married To Anna Lois Schmidli on October 5, 1968. He was a truck driver for Clearfield Cheese Company, transportation manager for Lowe Oil Company and drove for Ed Schmidli Trucking Company, all in Clinton. He was a member of Finey Baptist Church, Warsaw. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; his stepson David Juel; two brothers, Jim and Roger and an infant sister. He is survived by his stepsons Chris Juel, Kingwood, Texas; two brothers Lawrence Ross and Gerald Ross of Atlanta, Georgia; three sisters, Marilyn Baldwin of Eden Prairie, Minnesota, Alta Beard of Stockton, California, and Beryl Tate of Pittsfield, Illinois, as well as a number of nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends. Graveside services were held at Finey Cemetery, Warsaw, Thursday, September 23. Burial was in Finey Cemetery.

ROSS, William H.
1842-1932
Salem Church Cemetery, Big Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Wm. H. Ross died at his home northeast of Maurine Tuesday morning with the infirmities of old age. He was born in Illinois and was 90 years and one month old. He died on the farm where he lived for many years. His wide circle of friends knew him as "Uncle Billy". He had often visited Clinton. He is survived by one son, Judge Joe. A. Ross, two daughters, Mrs. Dan McIntire and Mrs. W. S. Swart. His funeral was conducted at his late home Wednesday afternoon, after which he was laid to rest in Salem cemetery.

ROSS, Wilma Grace DODY
1925-2007
Englewood Cemetery (R), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, May 8 2007 - Wilma Grace Ross was born on May 7, 1925, in Brownington, the daughter of Christopher Dundy and Grace Truman (Boyd) Dody. She died April 6, 2007, at the Golden Valley Hospital, Clinton, at the age of 81 years. She was married to Charles A. Ross, who preceded her in death. She was a homemaker and an active member of the First Baptist Church, Clinton, where she was an active worker in the nursery department as long as her health permitted. She also worked with her husband, Charles, in carpentry work until they retired. Wilma was preceded in death by her husband, Charles; her parents, Christopher and Grace Dody, and two brothers, LeRoy and Earl. She is survived by her five children, Keith Ross and wife, Sharon, and children, Dawnde Ann Robbins and husband, Ken, and their sons, Nicolas and Clayton; Chad Ross and wife, Margie, and son. Tayler and Brooks Ross and wife, Morgan; Kenneth Ross and wife, Linda, and their children, Randy Ross and wife, Christy, and their children, McKenzie, Parker and Hannah, Susan Weber and husband, David, and their children, Benjamin and Samuel and Timothy Ross and wife, Deborah; Karl Ross and wife, Sandy, and their children, Korey Ross and wife, Page, and their son, Jacob and Tammy Bourne and husband, Darrin; Karen Keith and husband, Mike and children, Stephanie Cooper and husband, Curtis, and their children, Jackson and Olivia Grace and Christian DeLozier and wife, Sibyl and Kathryn Fine and husband, David and their children, Valarie Ray and husband, Joshua and their son, Spencer and Charles Evans and wife, Danielle; two brothers, Dwight Dody and Glenn Dody and one sister, Ivonne Huey. Funeral services were held at First Baptist Church, Clinton, on Monday, April 9. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

ROTERT, Anton F.
1866-1936
St. Ludger Cemetery, Deepwater Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Anton Rotert died December 5 at 11:40 p.m. at his home in Montrose. His illness began about six months ago with a heart ailment. He was born in Germantown, Mo., September 3, 1866, son of John and Mary Rotert, who preceded him in death. He lived in Germantown 58 years, later moving to Montrose. He had lived all his life in Henry County. His occupation was that of a carpenter. He was married October 18, 1891 at Germantown, to Miss Mary Putthoff of Germantown, and leaves to mourn, his wife, one child, Mrs. Ted Gruefe, of Germantown, nine grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Henry Meyers of Montrose; two brother, John and William Rotert, both of Germantown, and a host of relatives and friends. Mr. Rotert was a faithful member of the Catholic church all his life and a member of the Holy Name Society. The funeral was held Wednesday at 9:00 a.m. in the Montrose Catholic church. The sermon was preached by Rev. Wm. F. Roels, pastor, and the body was laid to rest in the Germantown cemetery.

ROTERT, Arthur W. "Art"
1936-2016
Englewood Cemetery (R), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Arthur W. Rotert, age 80 years, passed away Saturday, June 18, 2016 at Saint Luke's South Hospital, Overland Park, Kansas. Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, June 23, at Immaculate Conception Church, Montrose, Missouri. Interment will follow at Englewood Cemetery, Clinton. Art was born January 23, 1936 to Anthony and Mary Louise (Puttoff) Rotert in Germantown, Missouri. He worked at Peabody Coal for 31 years. Art loved farming crops and cattle, traveling, going to the lake, and was a member of the Immaculate Conception Parish. He is preceded in death by his parents, one sister, Janice Rottinghaus and one brother, Raphael Rotert. Among survivors are his wife Carrol Rotert of the home, three sisters; Rose Harris of Ballard, Missouri, Lorene Horn of Blue Springs, Missouri, and Margaret Jennings of Rockville, Missouri, fur buddies, Pepper and Foxy, many nieces and nephews, and a great nephew; Clayton Farmer.

ROTERT, Barbara E. AHERN
1927-2000
Mount Olivet Cemetery, Raytown, Jackson Co, MO
Clinton Daily Democrat - Barbara E. Rotert, 72, Kansas City, died Saturday, January 1, 2000, at Research Medical Center, Kansas City. Mass of Christian Burial was 10 a.m. Thursday, January 6, at Christ the King Catholic Church, Kansas City, with burial in Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Carson Funeral Home, Kansas City, was in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Rotert was born January 12, 1927, in Frankfort, Kansas. She worked as a registered nurse for 44 years before her retirement. She was a member of Christ the King Catholic Church. She was preceded in death by four brothers and one sister. She is survived by her husband of 52 years, Lee Rotert, of the home; son Stephen J. Rotert, Algonquin, Illinois; sons and daughters-in-law, David F. and Jodi Rotert, Sioux City, Iowa, Phillip and Nancy Rotert, Liberty; son and daughter-in-law Gregory P. and Marsha Rotert, Bozeman, Montana; three sisters, Anne R. Rundle, Kansas City, Kansas, Sharon Owen, Frankfort, Kansas, and Shelia Lucas, Shawnee Mission, Kansas; brother Bernard Ahern, Alva, Florida; 17 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

ROTERT, Benjamin
1893-1923
St. Ludger Cemetery, Deepwater Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Ben Rotert of Johnstown, was struck by lightning in F. Coleman's field May 28th and killed. He and three other men were plowing corn when the storm came up. They all unhitched and started to the barn but Mr. Rotert was killed before he got there. The other men went to shelter and after he did not arrive, they went to see what was the matter and found him dead. He was a member of the Catholic church and about 25 years old. He is survived by his wife, who was Miss Lizzie Gruife, before her marriage, and two children. He also leaves his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Tony Rotert, and one sister in Iowa. The funeral services were held May 31st. The family have the deepest sympathy of all.

ROTERT, Carolyn Therese KARLOSKI
1945-2012
Englewood Cemetery (R), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Mar 22 2012 - Carolyn Therese Rotert was born January 16, 1945, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, the daughter of Robert Louis and Carol (Paradise) Karloski. She died Saturday, February 11, 2012, at Golden Valley Memorial Hospital, Clinton, at the age of 67 years. She was a LPN working in Arlington, Texas, and Clinton. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, VFW Auxiliary and Eagles, all in Clinton. Carolyn and John were married on July 4, 1964, in Las Vegas, Nevada. They resided in Long Beach, California, for a number of years and spent many years in Arlington, Texas, in addition to living in Clinton. Carolyn, however, always considered Clinton her home. Carolyn's lifelong concern for the welfare of others was the inspiration for choosing nursing as her career. In addition to her nursing career, Carolyn's main concern was her family and the many friends she had been fortunate enough to have been acquainted with. She is survived by her husband, John of the home; two sons, John Alan Rotert and wife, Jacey, Dalworthing Gardens, Texas, and Steve Craig Rotert of Concordia, Kansas; two brothers, Steve Blocker of Mesa, Arizona, and Steve Jackson of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; one sister, Suzanne Jackson of Anaheim, California, and one grandson, Mikael Shuck. Funeral services were held at Trinity Lutheran Church, Clinton, on Saturday, February 18. Interment was in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

ROTERT, Charles John
1930-2006
St. Ludger Cemetery, Deepwater Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jul 31 2006 - Charles John Rotert, the first of 10 children, was born April 10, 1930 in Germantown, to Frank John and Mary "Evelyn" Bergschneider Rotert. He died at his home July 23, 2006, his wife Eunice's birthday, at age 76. Charles grew up in the Germantown/Montrose area. He graduated from eighth grade at St. Ludger's Catholic School in Germantown. He worked on the family farm until he was inducted into Army basic training at Camp Chafee, Arkansas. Charles finished the remainder of his service at Fort Sill, Oklahoma. After an honorable discharge in August 1954, he returned to the family farm. He took tow years of advanced agricultural classes in Clinton. On June 3, 1961, he was married to Eunice Catherine Lesmeister at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Montrose. To this union one son, Michael Vernon Rotert, was born on January 13, 1963. Charles and Eunice worked together and took great pride in their family farm and dairy operation until she died October 5, 1993. He was preceded in death by his parents Frank and Evelyn; his wife Eunice, and one brother Cletus. Charles is survived by his son Michael of Montrose; two grandchildren, Amanda of Columbia and Jonathon of Montrose; five brothers, Vernon of O' Fallon, Eugene of Rockville, Kenneth, Donald and Elmer of Montrose; three sisters, Mary Kubajak of Clinton, Ellen Jurgensmeyer of Montrose and Dorothy Mead of Raymore; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held Thursday, July 27, at Immaculate Conception Church. Burial was at St. Ludger's Cemetery in Germantown.

ROTERT, Cletus Anthony
1931-2000
Oak Hill Cemetery, Butler, Bates Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Sep 22 2000 - Cletus Anthony Rotert, 68, Sedalia, died Tuesday, September 19, 2000, at his home. He is survived by his wife Delores Rotert of the home; one daughter Debbie Mesmer, Kansas City; one son David Rotert, Columbia; three sisters, Ellen Jurgensmeyer, Montrose, Mary Kubajak, Clinton, and Dorothy Mead, Raymore; six brothers, Charles Rotert, Montrose; Donald Rotert, Clinton, Elmer Rotert, Montrose, Gene Rotert, Rockville, Kenny Rotert, Montrose, and Vernon Rotert, O'Fallon; four grandsons. Funeral services will be Monday at St. Ludger's Catholic Church, Germantown, with burial in Oak Hill Cemetery, Butler.

ROTERT, Dorothy M. SICKMAN
1920-2002
St. Marys Cemetery, Montrose, Deepwater Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Aug 5 2002 - Dorothy M. Rotert, 82, died Wednesday, July 31, 2002, at the Appleton City Manor. She was born March 21, 1920, in Germantown, the daughter of Frank Sickman and Catherine Walbert Sickman. She was a member of the Immaculate Conception Church. She is survived by two stepchildren, Raymond Rotert of Montrose and Joan Widmer of Brunswick; two brothers, Vernard Sickman of Belton and Kenneth Sickman of Blue Springs; one sister, Helen Schallert of Montrose; 11 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. The rosary will be Sunday, August 4, at 5 p.m. at the Immaculate Conception Church. Funeral mass will be 10 a.m. Monday, August 5 at the church. Burial will be in the St. Mary's Cemetery in Montrose.

ROTERT, Kenneth Joseph
1939-2006
St. Ludger Cemetery, Deepwater Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Dec 19 2006 - Kenneth Joseph Rotert, 67, son of Frank John and Mary Evelyn (Bergschneider) Rotert, was born in Henry County September 24, 1939, and died Monday, December 18, 2006, at Westwood Nursing Center, Clinton. He lived in the Germantown area all of h is life. He worked in the dairy farming industry for over 40 years. He was a member of the St. Ludger's Catholic Church in Germantown until its closing and then moved his membership to Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Montrose. He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Charles Rotert and wife Eunice, and Cletus Rotert and wife Delores; an infant sister; a brother-in-law, Thomas Kubajak, and a nephew Stephen Rotert. Survivors include his seven remaining siblings, Mary E. Kubajak of Clinton, Ellen and husband Alvin Jurgensmeyer of Montrose, Vernon Rotert and wife Linda, O'Fallon, Donald Rotert and wife Jeanette, Montrose, Eugene Rotert and wife Roxy, Rockville, Elmer Rotert and wife Charlotte, Montrose, and Dorothy and husband Bob Mead, Raymore; many nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be at St. Ludger's Catholic Church, Germantown, Thursday, December 21. Burial will be in St. Ludger's Cemetery.

ROTERT, Raphael A.
1939-2004
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 22 2004 - Raphael A. Rotert, 64, Kansas City, died January 11, 2004, at Kindred Hospital, Kansas City. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Thomas Moore Catholic Church. Raphael was born in Montrose on November 16, 1939, to parents, Anthony and Louise Putthoff Rotert, who preceded him in death. He worked for KCPL for over 30 years. He was a gentle, kind man, who lived the country and enjoyed hunting, fishing and time spent with family and friends and the lake. Pall bearers were nephews, Mike Rottinghaus, Rick, Tim and Roger Wainscott, Mike and Tom Horn and John Jennings. Readers and gift bearers were nieces, Sheila Munk, Sarah Bartley, Tina Simons and Wendy Hunt. Raphael is survived by his loving wife, Carol, of the home; his two daughters, Gina and Lisa, both of St. Louis; his brother, Art and wife, Carrol, Montrose; four sisters, Janice Rottinghaus, Lee's Summit, Rose Wainscott, Butler, Lorene Horn, Blue Springs, and Margie Jennings and husband, Gary, Rockville; a stepmother, Jeannette Rotert, Kansas City and numerous nieces and nephews and a host of friends and relatives to remember him and celebrate his life.

ROTERT, Ronald L.
1954-2016
St. Ludger Cemetery, Deepwater Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Oct 31 2016 - Funeral services for Ronald L. Rotert, who died Thursday, October 27, 2016, will be Saturday, November 5 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Montrose. Interment will be in St. Ludger's Cemetery, Germantown.

ROTERT, Viola Mary PUTTHOFF
1914-2003
St. Ludger Cemetery, Deepwater Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 6 2004 - Viola Mary Rotert, daughter of Theodore and Johanna (Fick) Puthoff, was born October 15, 1914, in Germantown. She departed this life December 30, 2003, at Golden Valley Hospital in Clinton at 89 years of age. Viola lived most of her life on the family farm in Germantown, moving to Clinton in 1980. Viola and Theodore William Rotert were united in marriage October 17, 1933, at St. Ludger's Catholic Church in Germantown and to this union six children were born. Mrs. Rotert loved spending time with her grandchildren. Her church was very important to her and she was very active in its work. viola liked flowers and birds and enjoyed reading. Preceding her in death were her parents and her husband. Survivors include three sons, Wayne Rotert, Kansas City, Alan Rotert, Clinton, and Robert Rotert, Appleton City; three daughters, Maureen Bettels, Butler, Karen Burns, Joplin, and Annette Swaters, Deepwater; 22 grandchildren, 40 great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren; two sisters-in-law, Teresa Lesmeister and Jeanette Rotert, and a host of nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Montrose, Saturday, January 3. Burial was in St. Ludger's Cemetery, Germantown.

ROTERT, William W.
1868-1936
St. Ludger Cemetery, Deepwater Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - William W. Rotert died at his home December 11 at 12:30 a.m. Mr. Rotert suffered a stroke Tuesday, December 8, and never regained consciousness. He was born in Germantown March 11, 1868, son of John and Mary Rotert. All his life, his home has been in Germantown. His occupation was that of a farmer. He was married October 6, 1896, to Miss Kate Putthoff of Germantown. He leaves to mourn death his wife, six living children and seven grandchildren. His children are: Mrs. Elmer Miller, Mrs. Henry Englehart and Leonard Rotert, Montrose; Mrs. M. B. Kaumans, Aurora; Mrs. Hilda Parks, Kansas City; and Ves Rotert of the home. He was a member of the Holy Name Society of St. Ludgers Catholic church of Germantown. He had a host of relatives and friends and will be missed by all. The funeral services were held at St. Ludgers church December 14, and burial was in the Germantown cemetery.

ROTHGEB, Kenneth Eugene
abt 1942-2005
Deepwater Cemetery, Fairview Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, May 10 2005 - Kenneth Eugene Rothgeb, 63, Deepwater, died Sunday, May 8, 2005, at his home in Deepwater. Funeral services will be held at Vansant-Mills Chapel Wednesday, May 11, at 2 p.m. with burial in Deepwater Cemetery. He was born in Richmond. He had lived in Deepwater for the past 40 years. He was a brick layer before he retired. He was preceded in death by his son Larry Rothgeb. He is survived by his companion Maudie Sizemore of the home and one grandson Phillip Rothgeb, Windsor.

ROTHGEB, Larry Eugean
1966-2002
Deepwater Cemetery, Fairview Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Nov 29 2002 - Larry Eugean Rothgeb, son of Kenneth Rothgeb and Maudie Rothgeb Sizemore, was born March 30, 1966, in Clinton and died November 18, 2002, at the Golden Valley Hospital, Clinton, at the age of 36 years. Larry was a laborer and a member of the Deepwater Volunteer Fire Department. He is survived by his father, Kenneth Rothgeb and his mother, Maudie Sizemore, both of the home; his wife, Janice Rothgeb, two sons, Phillip Rothgeb and John Johnson and his daughter, Victoria Johnson, all of Clinton, one brother, James Sizemore, Osceola; one granddaughter, Kelsey Johnson, and several nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held at the Vansant-Mills Chapel on Thursday, November 21. Burial was in the Deepwater Cemetery.

ROTHGEB, Lester
1910-1992
Mt. Zion Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Lester Rothgeb of Clinton was born June 23, 1910, at Mt. Zion, Henry County, to J. Wesley Rothgeb and Rose Foster Rothgeb. He died at Golden Valley Hospital in Clinton on February 23, 1992. He lived in Missouri his entire life. He attended schools in the Brownington and Deepwater area. In the 1930's his family moved to Clay, Ray and Jackson counties where they resided until they returned to Henry County in the late 1950's. In his early childhood, his father was killed in an accident. His sister, Fern, a half-brother, Herschel, his mother and step-father, Albert Amos, also preceded him in death. He is survived by his son, Kenneth Eugene Rothgeb; a grandson, Larry Eugene Rothgeb, Deepwater; a half-brother, Floyd Amos, Davenport, Iowa; a half-sister, Velva, Joplin. He is also survived by nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Although he no longer attended church regularly as he did in his early years, he continued to live life as a Christian. He was an honest, loyal and faithful member of any community in which he lived. In his later years, as his health declined, he was cared for through the kindness and generosity of Mrs. Beulah Green. - (Another Report) Lester Rothgeb, 81, route two, Clinton, died Sunday, February 23, 1992 at Golden Valley Hospital. He is survived by a son, Kenneth Rothgeb of Deepwater; a half-brother Floyd Ames of Davenport, Iowa; one grandson. Graveside services will be Wednesday at Mt. Zion Cemetery. Mr. Rothgeb was a native of Henry County and the son of West Rothgeb and his mother was Rose Foster Rothgeb. He lived in the Deepwater and Brownington areas much of his live.

ROURKE, Joe
n/a-1904
Clinton MO, May 14 1904 - Joe Rourke, eldest son of Thomas Rourke, was drowned in Grand River near the mill at Urich, Friday last. His body was not found until Thursday evening. It was 3/4 mile down the stream, lodged in the forks of a tree.

ROUSH, Stella Ora GREGORY
1908-2001
Mullin Cemetery, White Oak Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Daily Democrat, Mar 28 2001 - Stella Ora Gregory was born on the family farm seven and a half miles southwest of Urich to Chester Arthur "Art" Gregory and Edna May Roberds Gregory, June 13, 1908. She grew to adulthood and lived with her parents until she married Mervin Thomas Roush February 20, 1929. They were both members of the cove Creek Christian Church. In their new Model T Ford Roadster they had a short honeymoon visiting his grandparents in Iowa. On this trip they started a tradition when they were in the car of singing their favorite songs of that age and the past. One of Stella's was "There's A Church In The Wildwood". On returning to Missouri they lived with her parents for three months at the farm that had been settled on by her grandfather who rode to Missouri by horseback, arriving after his service in the Confederate Army. Then her parents moved to Urich and Stella and Mervin continued to live on the farm for several years. June 16, 1932, their only child Nila was born. In about 1935 they left the farm and tried operating a service station just south of Butler. The next year they followed friends to San Francisco, California, attempting to make a living during the Depression. A year later, they moved to Shandon, California. In 1940, they returned to the farm where they had started their lives together. They thoroughly enjoyed their friends and neighbors, playing cards, neighborhood birthday parties and attending community dances. There were several times while they were dancing others would just stand back and watch them waltz or one-step. Stella raised chickens from birth to pan. She never knew how many there would be for meals and she enjoyed having people stop by. She raised a large garden each year and cooked on wood, then gas stoves, until about 1948 when electricity arrived, making her life much easier. She was a charter member of the Mingo Extension Club and went each month she was able. In their 50's and 60's, she and Mervin enjoyed fishing in southern Missouri and each year they enjoyed going to Colorado deer hunting. One year she got her deer with a cast on her arm and wrist because she had fallen out of the back of their converted school bus motor home. She and Mervin traveled from the Atlantic to the Pacific, from Winnepeg to Mexico and on into Guatamala and Hawaii. For five years they and their son-in-law operated a grade A dairy before they turned to raising beef cattle. During these years they rejoiced in their first two grandchildren. They remained on the family farm until 1966 when they decided to winter in Brownsville, Texas. They came back for their second granddaughter's birth in March 1967. In June, their home was destroyed by fire (the second time) when it was hit by lightning, exploded and burned. Stella had gone that day to stay in Kansas City to be close to Mervin who had just had cancer surgery. On Christmas Day 1970, Stella had a nervous breakdown and she was never the same after that. Much quieter, more subdued, but still her life revolved around Mervin and whatever he wanted to do. They continued to stay most of the time in Texas and more and more it became their home, returning to Missouri for just short visits. They looked forward each year to Christmas because their daughter and her family came to visit. Their youngest granddaughter learned to walk on her first visit. They were there for 21 years until their health required them to come home to Missouri to be closer to their daughter. Their health continued to deteriorate and after both being hospitalized several times finally entered a nursing home New Year's Eve 1991. Mervin passed away December 7, 1992. Stella died Sunday, March 18, 2001. She leaves behind her daughter, Nila, and husband, Herb; grandson Phil and his wife, Kellie, their children, Logan, Landon and Leven; granddaughter, Jeanne and her husband, York Jewell; their children, Erin, Brad and Lauren; granddaughter, Jacque and son, grant; a sister-in-law, Roberta Hull and several nieces and nephews. Memorial services were held Thursday, March 22, at Consalus Chapel, Urich. Cremation.

ROUTH, William Edward "Eddy"
1955-2004
Englewood Cemetery (R), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jul 2 2004 - William Edward "Eddy" Routh, son of Alva William and Leota May "Polly" Smith Routh, was born October 18, 1955, in Kansas City, and died at his home in Clinton on May 30, 2004, at the age of 48 years. He was a member of the Clinton Church of Christ. Eddy was preceded in death by a brother, Elmer Marion Routh. He is survived by his parents, Alva W. and Leota May "Polly" Routh of Clinton; one sister Cathy Good and husband Butch, Joplin, and two nephews, Jeremiah Good and Nehemiah Good. funeral services were held at the Clinton Church of Christ on Wednesday, June 2. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

ROWE, Michael A.
1966-2016
Michael A. Rowe, age 50, of Clinton, Missouri passed away Saturday, July 23, 2016 at Clinton Healthcare and Rehab Center, Clinton, Missouri. It was Michael's wishes to be cremated with no services at this time. Mike was very talented with his hands, he created machines to make skateboards, snowboards, and even surfboards. He was also very good at all of those sports. He loved fishing, golf, and teasing his niece and nephew. Michael was preceded in death by his parents Louis Rowe and Jan Smith. Among survivors is his stepfather Bruce Smith, brother Greg Rowe of Cleveland, Tennessee, and a sister Emma Stump in San Diego, California.

ROWLAND, Aaron Wayne
2001-2001
Parks Chapel Cemetery, Leesville Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Daily Democrat, Dec 4 2001 - Aaron Wayne Rowland, infant son of Eva Marie Thurman and Stephan Eugene Rowland, died November 22, 2001. Graveside services were held at the Parks Chapel Cemetery, Clinton on Tuesday, November 27. Aaron is survived by his parents; one sister, Rebbecca Marie Rowland; his maternal grandmother, Deloris Foster of Clinton; his paternal grandfather, George Dice of Clinton and his paternal grandmother, Romona Gambrell of Virginia Beach, Virginia.

ROWLES, Elsa Mabel HAGAR
1925-1997
Laurel Oak Cemetery (R), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Elsa H. Rowles, 71, Windsor, died Saturday, July 12, 1997, at the Golden Valley Memorial Hospital in Clinton. she was born September 3, 1925, in Johnson County, the daughter of Price Franklin Hager and Lola Christine (Ash) Hager. On June 30, 1945, at the Christian Church in Windsor, she married Jesse Eugene Rowles, who preceded her in death February 2, 1991. She worked as a nurse's aide at the Windsor Hospital for almost 15 years before her retirement. She was a member of the First Christian Church of Windsor. Survivors include six sisters, Hattie Hamilton, Elkhart, Indiana, Helen Finley, LaMonte, Ola Veach and Lola Robbins, both of Windsor, Grace LaFavor, Dallas, Texas, Darlene Baskins, Lawrence, Kansas; two brothers, Howard Hager, Grain Valley, and Jewell Hager, Elkhart, Indiana. Numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews also survive. Funeral services will be Tuesday, July 15, 10 a.m. at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial will be in the Laurel Oak cemetery, Windsor.

ROWLES, Jesse Eugene Jr.
1920-1991
Laurel Oak Cemetery (R), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Jesse E. Rowles, 70, Windsor, died Saturday, Feb. 2, 1991, at his home.  He was born Aug. 26, 1920, in Cooper County, son of Jesse Edward and Pauline Tavenner Rowles.  On June 30, 1945, he married Elsa Hager, who survives of the home.  Mr. Rowles was a Navy veteran of World War II and was a member of the Windsor First Christian Church and Windsor VFW Post 2610.  He was a foreman for the Allen Chicken Hatchery for 30 years.  Other survivors include a brother, John R. Rowles, Sedalia; three sisters, Grace Banks, Sedalia; Mary Long, Leeton, Mo.; Francis Tankersly, Fortuna, Mo.; and several nieces and nephews.  Funeral services will be held Monday at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor.  Burial will be in the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

ROYSTON, Edward Cole Thornton Dr.
1830-1898
Swindle Cemetery, Shawnee Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Jul 30 1898 - Dr. Edward Cole Thornton Royston, the oldest practicing physician in Henry County, first saw the light of day in Caroline County, Virginia March 4, 1830 and died at his home in Huntingdale at 2:15 pm. July 18, 1898. When he was ten, he moved with his parents to Paris, in Monroe County, Mo., then to Henry County. On July 26, 1854, Dr. Royston married Mrs. Eliza Pinnell Drake, widow of Jesse W. Drake. Four children, three daughters and a son: Mrs. Ida B. Howard, wife of Dr. Howard of Blairstown; Mrs. A. B. Fisher of Los Angeles; Dr. W. P. Royston of Pape, and Mrs. R. T. Lindsay, who resides near Huntingdale. All these children were at the bedside of their father's last illness and at the time of his departure. Dr. Royston also had two stepchildren - Hattie A. Drake, wife of James Freeman, who died June 6, 1877, and Charles W. Drake, now living near Huntingdale. Dr. Royston studied medicine under Dr. G. Y. Salmon of Clinton and afterward was graduated from the St. Louis Medical College and practiced medicine here for 44 years. A member of the Cumberland Presbyterian church. Leaves a wife, four children, five grandchildren; two grandchildren, George and Bessie Howard, passed into the real of eternal felicity and were the first of his family to precede him. Only surviving member of his father's family, a brother, Dr. T. W. Royston, resides in Rock Round, Texas. He was a model physician - by knowledge, judgment, wisdom, skill. He loved his faithful horses that took him on this rounds and even in his last sickness, when he was suffering unspeakable pain, as he hear them playing in the barn lot, he would make inquiry concerning them. He knew the name of every flower that grew in his yard or garden. He also had a great love for children, who were always glad to welcome him. He was faithful to the last and when he could no longer leave his sick couch, would inquire about his patients. His very presence in the sick room did good, like a medicine, as he always looked on the sunny side. There were but a few roads in his early practice and he was often forced to ride in the midst of brush and briars and trees and sometimes in the heart of a terrific thunderstorm. Not infrequently, he has returned home and his face coated with ice and snow, so his family could scarcely recognize him or with his face lacerated and bleeding. The home of extreme poverty had no terrors for him; he was ever ready to answer a call. Funeral at the M.E. Church south. The sorrow stricken wife, Mama Royston, as she is commonly called, and bereaved family, have the heartfelt sympathy of the community for many miles around.

ROYSTON, Eliza Jane PINNELL DRAKE
1827-1920
Swindle Cemetery, Shawnee Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Mrs. Eliza Jane Royston died at her home in Huntingdale Monday morning about 9 o'clock. A useful life that has meant much to mankind has been brought to a close. For the last three years she had suffered greatly, being bedfast most of the time. She retained her hearing and sight, an altho so ill, was cheerful, happy and thoughtful of those who were caring for her. A nurse was always there, also either Mrs. Dr. Howard, of Chilhowee, or Mrs. Taylor Lindsay, her daughters, to see that every want and desire was fulfilled. Eliza Jane Pinnell was born at Culpepper Court House, Virginia, Nov. 15, 1827. When she was three she came with her parents to Henry county and they settled near Calhoun. Her father was elected County clerk of Henry county in the thirties, so they moved to Clinton, where she was educated. She married J. W. Drake August 14, 1845, and two children were given to this marriage, the little girl dying, one son, Ward Drake is living and in the mercantile business at Huntingdale. After their marriage they lived a little while in Rose Hill, Johnson county, then Mr. Drake was deputy county clerk for awhile in Henry county. In the spring of 1849, Mr. Drake got the gold fever and went to California and October 1850, he died at Sacramento, Cal., with cholera. While he was away he left his young wife with his father in the Drake's Chapel neighborhood. She married Dr. E. C. Royston July 26, 1854. They went to Huntingdale in 1855 and settled and that had been her home ever since. During the Civil War Dr. Royston served in the Southern army under Gen. Price, as a physician. He died about 21 years ago. To this union four children were given, all of whom survive: Mrs. S. T. Howard, Chilhowee; Mrs. A. B. Fisher, Los Angeles, Cal.; Dr. W. P. Royston, Eldorado Springs, Mo.; Mrs. R. T. Lindsay, northwest of Clinton. There are 11 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren. Mrs. Royston was a member of a family of 11 children and she was the last to die. Mrs. Royston was a remarkable woman of gentle nature and courageous spirit, which helped make the pioneer women of this country a good place to life. As a physician's wife in the early days, many experiences and duties came to her and they were always performed both cheerfully and well. She loved her neighbor as herself and followed the teachings of her Master closely by a ministry of kindness and love to both the physical and spiritual needs of those about her. She was converted and united with the M. E. church, South, of Clinton, in 1843, so hers was a long life of Christian service. Hospitality reigned supreme in her home and it was always a lovely place to visit for both young and old. Her mind was bright and her reminiscences of the early days told in a delightful style. The funeral services were conducted at the home where she had lived so many years, Tuesday by Rev. Snapp, of Medford, Mo. after which her body was laid in the Swindell cemetery.

ROYSTON, Fannie
1800-1896
Antioch Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Feb 22 1896 - Aunt Fannie Royston, colored, died Sunday morning and was buried Monday afternoon. She was a noble old woman and had many warm friends among the white people, who will sadly miss her. She was born in Caroline county, Virginia in 1800 and was brought to Missouri in 1839 by Capt. Thos. Royston, in whose family she lived until his death. In the division of the estate, she came to the family of Dr. E. C. Royston in 1852 and in 1863 she moved to Clinton. She would visit once or twice a year, for a week or two at Dr. Royston's home, until she became too feeble to do so. She was a good and faithful woman.

ROYSTON, George F.
1831-1890
Englewood Cemetery (R), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Oct 4 1890 - George F. Royston died in Huntingdale September 26, 1890. Born in Caroline County, East Virginia Dec. 31st, 1831 and in the fall of 1839 moved with his parents, four sisters and three brothers to Monroe County, Mo.; his mother dying there. He moved in August 1841 with the rest of his family to Henry County, Clinton being his home when not on the farm, 15 miles southeast of there, until 1871 or '72 when he moved to Huntingdale. He was in the drug business most of the time, both in Clinton and Huntingdale. He married Miss Bettie M. Rogers in Clinton, December 21, 1858. She died October 5, 1870, leaving one child, Mrs. Kate Jones of Nevada. He married Mary A. Rucker Sept. 9, 1889. As a father to his orphaned child, he was always tender and indulgent and he had a nature that knew no malice. Throughout his later days, he was suffering from a cancer that yielded to no treatment and gave him little rest by day or by night; yet he bore up bravely to the end. His wife, who has patiently and untiringly watched by his side, is a sister of Thos. and Allen Cowden who live in Fields Creek township. He was buried with Masonic rites in Oak Grove Cemetery.

ROYSTON, George H.
1858-1939
Combs Cemetery, Deer Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - George H. Royston died at midnight, April 7, 1939, after about 1 1/2 years suffering in a paralytic condition, part time of which he was bedfast. He was constantly and devotedly cared for by his sister Miss Mora of the home near Lewis Station, and neighbor Mrs. Richard Steadman, and the past three weeks, his brother Will of Redfield, Kansas. The latter had also stayed at the home at other occasions when his brother's life was despaired of. George Royston was born about three miles from the present family home, December 28, 1858, and spent his life in that community. As a young man he moved with the family to their present home from where the others had embarked on their voyage in eternity until he and Miss Mora were left, and their devotion to one another was deep and lasting. Miss Mora and her brother Will, survive. Deceased was a staunch member of the Democratic party, remaining loyal to the principles of the party as he knew them in his youth, serving it well, especially during the many years he was Deer Creek Township committeeman. Mr. Royston was an extensive farmer during more active years; deeply interested in his community and its progress; of unquestionable integrity; kindly, patient, generous, a true friend to all. He was converted and joined the Presbyterian Church at Drakes Chapel until it disbanded, then transferred his membership to the Drakes Chapel Methodist Church where he remained a faithful member until death. Funeral services were conducted Sunday at the Wilkinson Funeral Chapel; burial at Combs cemetery. Mrs. Will Royston and their daughter and husband, Mr. and Mrs. Rolla Ramsey and two children of Redfield, Kansas, were present for the funeral and took their father and husband back with them, also Miss Mora Royston, who will make her home in Kansas.

ROYSTON, John Edward
1869-1937
Combs Cemetery, Deer Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - John Royston, three miles south of Lewis Station, died at his home at 10 a.m. Friday. Mr. Royston, born in Henry County March 2, 1869, was the son of John Henry Royston, native of Virginia, and Rachel E. Harris Royston of Chariton County, Missouri. His father, among the early settlers of Missouri located on the farm near Lewis Station that has since become the property of his children and remains their home. John Henry Royston followed the trade of carpenter in Lexington for two years, then went with the Forty-Niners to California for gold, staying until '52, when he returned to his farm in Deer Creek Twp. He also served several terms as Henry County assessor. He and his wife were members of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church in which faith their children were reared. John Royston led a useful and successful life, making his home with his only sister, Mora L. Royston and brother George H., who like himself were unmarried, on the old homestead. One other brother, Will Royston of Redfield, Kansas, also survives him. Graveside service at Combs Cemetery.

ROYSTON, John Henry
1872-1935
Antioch Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - John Royston, colored, for more than 25 years a faithful houseman at the home of Mrs. Julia Crome, died Wednesday of last week at his home on Pine street, following a paralytic stroke about three weeks previous. Funeral services were conducted at the home Saturday. He is survived by four sisters and two brothers: Rosie Murrell, Chicago, Lizzie Baldwin, Hattie McFerrin, and Charley Royston, Kansas City; Bill and Irey, Los Angeles.

ROYSTON, John Henry
1827-1898
Combs Cemetery, Deer Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Feb 12 1898 - John H. Royston, known as Uncle John Henry, died at his home in Deer Creek township Feb. 2 1898 at the ripe old age of 70 years. Born May 12, 1827 in Caroline County, Va. In 1839, he settled with his parents on a farm in Monroe County and two years later the family moved to a farm in the southeast part of Henry. Later he purchased his present home. Although a carpenter by trade, he has spent most of his life in agricultural pursuits. In company with Uncle Frank Williams and others, in 1849, he crossed the plains and sought his fortune in the newly discovered gold fields of California, where he remained three years. In September 1855, he married Miss Rachel Harris in Clinton and they had nine children, seven surviving - three sons and four daughters. In 1874, he united with the Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Deer Creek township and has since lived a noble, Christian life, holding important positions of honor in his church. In 1880, he was elected county assessor, which he served with honor for two terms. The writer has often heard it said that he was the best assessor that Henry County has ever had. His mission in life was to make others happy and he was one of the most sympathetic men this writer has ever known. He would walk for miles to sit up with and care for a sick neighbor - was good natured, with a sweet and gentle disposition - and unpretentious, strictly honest in all his dealings. Two brothers, William Royston of Texas and Dr. Royston of Huntingdale, this county. The remains were interred at Combs Cemetery.

RUCKEL, George Baxton
1872-1943
Page Cemetery, Bogard Twp, Henry Co, MO
The Missourian, October 14, 1943 - George B Ruckel Dies Near Creighton Prominent Farmer of Sherman Township Died Friday From Hospital Illness - The death of George B. Ruckel removed a well known and prominent farmer and stockman from the community west of Creighton who had lived there many years and stood as a landmark in that community. George Baxton Ruckel, eldest child of George W. and Ellen Smith Ruckel, was born in Rose Hill, Johnson County, Mo., January 12, 1872 and departed this life October 6, 1943 at the age of 71 years, 8 months, 24 days. When he was four his parents moved to a farm near Creighton, Cass County, where he lived with them until he established a home of his own. Mr. Ruckel and Miss Elizabeth L. Little were united in marriage April 10, 1912 at the bride's home, near Blairstown, Johnson County. Her parents were John and Harriett Quick Little, pioneer residents of that community for many years. The marriage service was read by the late Rev. D. W. Britton, a will known and beloved Methodist minister. Hardly more than two months had elapsed when a terrible tornado swept away nearly all their possessions and he and his wife barely escaped with their lives. He set to work, and steady and uncomplaining labor built up the fortune he had lost. His home was his kingdom and he was tireless in his efforts to maintain and improve it. He was a good neighbor, ever ready to lend a helping hand. he was the soul of integrity, and one of those rare persons whose word as good as his bond. He was a peaceable nature, never entering into controversy or taking up cause against a neighbor. He liked to attend Sunday school and other services of the church and had a great respect for the Bible and its teachings. Saturday, October 2, he underwent surgery at St. Luke's hospital, Kansas City. He seemed to be recovering rapidly, Wednesday evening when his wife went to her lodging she was most hopeful for his ultimate recovery. Between 7 and 8 o'clock his spirit took it's flight with no sadness or farewell. Besides his faithful companion of over thirty years he leaves two sisters, Mrs. Ida Hopkins, Yakima, Wash., and Mrs. Chas. Wade, Creighton, Mo., and his brother, Clarence Ruckel of Creighton. His younger brother, Mark B. Ruckel passed away in 1917. Also he leaves four nephews, seven nieces, two great-nephews, one great-niece and one great-great niece, for all of whom he had a deep affection. To those nearest and dearest are added many other relatives and friends who will always cherish the memory of all the sterling qualities of George Ruckel. An honest man's the noblest work of God. The funeral service was conducted Saturday afternoon at the home of Rev. Ira McClymonds of Knobnoster, Mo. Flower bearers were nieces, Misses Eleanor Wade and Clara Ruckel, Mrs. Harold Jenkins and Mrs. John Koch. Interment was in the Page Cemetery.

RUFENACHT, Annabel SNYDER
1916-2012
Mt. Zion Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
Annabell Rufenacht, age 96 of Deepwater, Missouri passed away Monday, March 26, 2012 at Golden Valley Memorial Hospital, Clinton. Funeral services will be Friday, March 30, 2012 at Vansant-Mills Chapel, Clinton with burial in Mt. Zion Cemetery, Mt. Zion. Annabell was born March 13, 1916 in Mt. Zion, Missouri, the daughter of William and Grace (Delozier) Snyder. She was a member of the Mt. Zion Baptist Church and the Faith and Hope Extension Club where she was a founding member. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Kenneth; one brother, Bill Snyder and a sister, Thelma Blackwell as well as an infant sister. She is survived by her three sons, John Frank Rufenacht of Raymore, Missouri; Kenneth Lester Rufenacht and Dean William Rufenacht, both of Mt. Zion, Missouri; five grandchildren, Heather Daniels, Krisa Cantrell, Mindy Smith, Zach Rufenacht and Cheri Gaylord as well as eight great grandchildren, Elijah, Aidan and Owen Smith, Tyler and Talyn Daniels, Hayden and Abbie Cantrell and Aliza Rufenacht. She is also survived by a number of nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends.

RUFENACHT, Helen E. WRIGHT
1912-2001
Valley Center Cemetery, Butler Twp, St. Clair Co, MO
Clinton Daily Democrat, Jan 16 2001 - Helen E. Rufenacht, daughter of Taylor and Catherine Wright, died Saturday, January 6, 2001, at Golden Valley Hospital. Helen was born on January 12, 1912, near Lowry City. On March 28, 1937, Easter Sunday, she was elected secretary of the first meeting of the Kelly Union Sunday School and later, organist. While working at "Doc Wright's" drug store in Lowry City, she met John G. Rufenacht whom she married on June 14, 1941, in Clinton. As a farmer's wife and a part of the community of Valley Center, Helen worked alongside her husband to produce a comfortable life in the midst of the many disappointments of small farm life. Helen worked many part time jobs during the more difficult years of arming, while continuing her role of wife and mother. A son, John G. Rufenacht, was born on June 4, 1946. As with many farm wives, her small amount of recreation time was spent in the production of superb needlework, fishing at the local pond and playing the piano in the living room. After the death of her husband, a public sale of the farm was held on June 16, 1984. She and her family attended the Valley Center United Church of Christ in her early married life and later the family joined the First Baptist Church of Lowry City. Helen and her neighbors of Valley Center always remained close and supportive of each other until her death. Helen is survived by her son, John G. Rufenacht of Kansas City; one sister, Czrena Shulse of Clinton; three brothers, Avis Wright of Deepwater, Dayton Wright of Collins and Dennis Wright of Lawson. Funeral services were held Wednesday, January 10, at the Valley Center United Church of Christ. Interment was in Valley Center Cemetery.

RUFENACHT, Marcia Jane JONES
1944-2011
Englewood Cemetery (R), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Feb 18 2011 - Marcia Jane (Jones) Rufenacht was born in Clinton on August 21, 1944. Her parents were Floyd and Dorothy Jones of Calhoun. She had one sister, Cheryl, who died at 16 months of age after battling leukemia. Among highlights of her childhood were her birthday celebrations that usually fell on "Mule Day" at the Missouri State Fair with cake and ice cream in the mule barn. Marcia attended grade school and high school in Calhoun. She graduated in 1962. She then attended William Woods University in Fulton and graduated in 1964 with an Associate of Arts degree. After graduation she enrolled in the Electronics Institute of Kansas City and became skilled in computer science. Upon completion of her training, she accepted a position with Mobile Oil. In 1965, she married John Frank Rufenacht of Deepwater. She then moved to Seattle where Frank was stationed in the U.S. Army. She rode the ferry to work each day while continuing her employment with Mobile Oil. She also visited the Cascade Mountains and went to British Columbia with her uncle, Veryl. The couple moved back to Missouri after Frank's tour of duty, where Marcia worked for General Services Administration (GSA) while Frank completed his college degree. The couple then spent a year in Topeka and another year in Wichita. The couple later moved back to Grandview and Marcia resumed her job at GSA as a computer analyst. Marcia and Frank moved to Raymore in 1974. They welcomed their only daughter Mindy Dean on January 20, 1976. Marcia took off work for four years to spend time with Mindy then returned to work at GSA, where she retired in 1997 after 23 years of service. In her free time, Marcia loved to read books, shop antiques and was fascinated with Jacqueline Kennedy and Princess Diana. She passed on her love of reading to Mindy who received her, undergraduate degree in English. Her family and friends called her a wonderful listener and confidant. She had a good sense of humor and was known for her laugh, which was contagious when she got "tickled", as she called it, when she thought something was funny. She was always dressed for the occasion and enjoyed spending time with her parents and family and friends, as well as going to Mindy's activities and dance competitions. Marcia was thrilled to see her family grow when Mindy married Robert Smith in 2000 and she welcomed triplet grandsons, Elijah, Aldan and Owen, in September 2007. She battled cancer for the last two years of her life with quiet dignity. She appreciated the love and support of her family and friends. Frank and Mindy hope you cherished the many years of good memories of her as much as they will. Funeral services were held at Vansant-Mills Chapel on Tuesday, January 11. Interment was in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

RUFENACHT, Velma NEUENSCHWANDER
1916-2008
Valley Center Cemetery, Butler Twp, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 2 2008 - Velma Neuenschwander Rufenacht, 91, Springfield, formerly of Lowry City, died at Point Lookout Nursing and Rehab Center, Hollister. She was born Oct. 7, 1916, in Chloe, the daughter of Eli and Norah Jenkins Neuenschwander, and died Monday, March 31, 2008. Following graduation from high school, she attended Central Missouri State Teachers College, earning 60 hours and a teaching certificate. She taught in rural elementary schools in the Deepwater area before leaving the teaching profession to help on the family dairy farm. Twenty-five years later she went back to Central Missouri State University, earning a Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education and a Master's degree in Library Science. She taught at Lowry City High School, Osceola High School and retired after 29 years from the Clinton School District where she was high school librarian. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband of 53 years, Raymond. Survivors include daughter, Mary Lynne Grimes and husband Bob, Ridgedale son Mark, Springfield; sister Lottie Salsbury of Deepwater; grandson, Alan Grimes of Kansas City; granddaughter, Debbie Stark and husband Devin, Clinton, and tow great-grandsons, Brandon and Blake Stark. Services will be Friday, April 4, at the Valley Center United Church of Christ, Deepwater. Burial will be in Valley Center Cemetery.

RUFFIN, Susie Margaret CRAIG
1892-1966
Laurel Oak Cemetery (R), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
The Sedalia Democrat (Pettis Co, MO) Feb 14 1966 - Mrs. Susie Margaret Ruffin, 73, 307 East Benton, Windsor, died at the Windsor hospital at 6 a.m. Sunday. Born in Chariton County, Mo., April 21, 1892, the daughter of the late Zenith Stewart and Mary L. Craig. In early life she moved with her parents to Pettis County near Green Ridge. On Oct 2, 1912, was married to Eri Calvert Ruffin, and they spent all their married life on their farm in Pettis County. Mr. Ruffin died on June 19, 1960. Preceding her in death besides her husband was one daughter, Phynas Craig and one sister, Ida Bell Marshall. After the death of her husband she has since resided in Windsor. She was a member of the First Baptist Church, Windsor. Surviving are one daughter Mrs. Belford Jackson, Leeton; one son Emmett Ruffin, Route 1, Green Ridge, one granddaughter, Mrs. Jim Reed, Green Ridge; two grandsons, B. Darrell Jackson, New Haven, and Kent R. Jackson, New Orleans, La., one great grandson, four sisters, Mrs. Ozellah Gregory and Mrs. Ollie Mines, both of Sedalia; Mrs. Ethel Bond, Otterville, and Mrs. Lucy Taylor, Windsor. Funeral services will be held at the First Baptist Church, Windsor, on Tuesday. Burial will be in the Laurel Oak Cemetery.

RUKES, Evalena LILE
1894-1980
Englewood Cemetery (R), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Mrs. Evalena Rukes (Lile) of 1426 Grandview Drive, died May 17, 1980 at Johnson County Memorial Hospital. She was born Nov 3, 1894 in Clinton, the daughter of Charles M. and Emily Jane Lile. She was the youngest of 13 children, all of whom preceded her in death except one sister, Rosa Ogg of Sterling Colorado. Mrs. Rukes attended school in Clinton and married Jesse R. Rukes on Sept. 30, 1918 (sic 1913) in Clinton, Henry Co., Missouri. They lived on a farm east of Clinton for several years and for 25 years had owned and operated the Clinton Transfer Co., until the death of Mr. Rukes on December 3, 1966. Mrs. Rukes also was preceded in death by a son, Charles Raymond Lile, who died in 1959. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Harry (Maxine)Turney, 1426 Grandview Drive; seven grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at the Consalus Funeral Home in Clinton tomorrow. Burial will be in the Englewood Cemetery in Clinton.

RUMANS, Virginia D. DYER STANFIELD
1899-1991
Laurel Oak Cemetery (R), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Mrs. Virginia D. Rumans, 92, formerly of Windsor, did Wednesday, December 25, 1991, at the Golden Years Nursing Home in Harrisonville. She was born in Windsor on September 6, 1899, daughter of C. T. Dyer and Fannie J. Young Dyer. She was married in 1922 in Windsor to Earl W. Stanfield, who preceded her in death. On November 8, 1949, in Arkansas, she married Joseph R. Rumans, who died August 4, 1950. She was a clerk at the International Shoe Co. in Windsor for many years. She was a member of the First Christian Church of Windsor and of the C.W.F. of the church. She belonged to the Henry County chapter of DAR. Survivors include a daughter Earlyne Sims of Pleasant Hill; one son Robert W. Stanfield Sr. of Miami, Oklahoma; three grandchildren. Services will be Saturday at the Hadley Funeral Home in Windsor. Burial will be in Laurel Oak Cemetery at Windsor.

RUNDLE-ADAMS, Angela T.
1962-2003
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Sep 23 2003 - Angela T. (Rundle) Adams died Saturday, September 20, 2003, at her home in Omaha, Nebraska. She was born October 6, 1962, at Fort Ord, California. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Andrew and Margaret Kantner, and sisters, Naomi and Kathleen and aunt, Barbara Kantner. She is survived by her parents, Edward and Ruth Rundle, Omaha; one son, Edward R. Rundle, Omaha; three daughters, Amber L. Moore, Jennifer M. Moore, Omaha, and Katy Ritter, St. Louis; one sister, Rosalie Sandria, Vacaville, California; one brother, Francis J. Rundle, Omaha, Nebraska; many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. She was a member of Holy Cross Catholic Church in Omaha, Nebraska. Funeral services will be held Friday, September 26, at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Clinton.

RUNNER, Mary S. GAUPP
1868-1895
Englewood Cemetery (R), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton, MO, Sep 7 1895 - The angel of death in an unexpected moment, visited the peaceful community of Quarles and claimed for its own Mrs. Mary Runner, wife of W. W. Runner. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Adam Gaupp and was born Aug. 25, 1868. Married Dec. 30, 1890 to Mr. Runner. United with the M.E. church when quite young and was a devoted member of the class of Quarles. A kind neighbor, a devoted wife and mother. She leaves a heart broken husband and two little children, the youngest only four days old. To her sorrowing husband, she has gone to return to you no more but there has been forged by the hand of God a link in the golden chain that will bind around you all the strongest and holiest influes of life. Burial at Englewood.

RUPE, Leo Grace EMICK
1904-2000
Urich Cemetery, Bogard Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Daily Democrat, Jun 26 2000 - Leo Grace Rupe, 95, Urich, died at Westwood Nursing Home Saturday, June 24, 2000. She is survived by two brothers, Kenneth Emick of Urich and Clyde Leroy (Bill) Emick of Raymore, several nieces and nephews. She was a member of the Urich Christian Church. Graveside services will be Tuesday at the Urich Cemetery.

RUPE, Lucille Bernice SMITH JULIAN
1912-1991
Englewood Cemetery (R), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Lucille Bernice Smith was born March 11, 1912, in Windsor, one of four children to Ralph E. and Velma Green Smith. She graduated from the Windsor High School in 1929, In April 15, 1934 she married Alfred Julian. Her early employment included the Brown Shoe Company of Windsor, the Rusk Hatchery and lather she managed the Ralph Julian Hatcheries. During her life she also co-owned and operated a number of businesses, including the Quality Hatchery, The Catley-Julian Lumber Yard and the Kemper-Julian Partnership. She also served as the treasurer of the Clinton Township Board for 31 years. Alfred preceded her in death on March 1, 1970. On November 25, 1975, she married Kenneth D. Rupe who survives of the home. She was a member of the First Christian Church of Windsor and later was baptized in and became a member of the First Baptist Church of Clinton. She was also active in a number of organizations, the Eastern Star, the White Shrine, Business and Professional Women's Club, charter member of the Clinton Country Club, and a member of the Meadow Lake Country Club. In addition to her husband, Kenneth, she is survived by three daughters, Mary Jane Park of Raymore, Kathryn Ann Brown of Pittsburg, Kansas, and Linda Sue Freeman of Kansas City: one son James E. Rupe of Tucson, Arizona; six grandchildren, Mike, Jason, and Juli Brown, Jill Park, Stacy Lynn and Jill Ann Murry, and one great-grandchild, Jessica Ann Murry, and a multitude of friends. Funeral services were Monday, June 17, at the Consalus Chapel in Clinton. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery.

RUSCHE, Richard A. "Dick"
1936-2003
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Oct 15 2003 - Richard A. "Dick" Rusche, 66, Calhoun, died Sunday, October 12, 2003, at Golden Valley Hospital in Clinton. He was born November 15, 1936, in Kansas City, the son of Edmund William Rusche and Edna May (Zirschky) Rusche. On September 15, 1955, in Kansas City, he married Sharon Ann Spickler, who survives of the home. Mr. Rusche was a self-employed paperhanger in Kansas City for over 15 years and worked for the Kansas City Postal Service for six years before coming to Windsor where he owned and operated T.V. Clinic for 15 years. He was a member of St. Bartholomew Catholic Church in Windsor. Survivors include his wife of the home; six sons, Christopher A. Rusche, Richard E. Rusche and Michael J. Rusche, all of Windsor, David J. and Timothy A. Rusche, both of Calhoun, and Kenneth H. Rusche, Kingsville; four daughters, Victoria L. Levy, Kansas City, Jennifer L. Hix, Julie A. Spalding and Cheryl J. Knecht, all of Calhoun; a brother, Ed "Spud" William Rusche, state of Arizona; 34 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and a granddaughter, Christina Marie Rusche. Funeral services will be Thursday, October 16, at the St. Bartholomew Catholic Church in Windsor. Burial will be in the Calhoun Cemetery.

RUSH, Billy Joe
1937-1980
Carpenter Cemetery, Chilhowee, Johnson Co, MO
Clinton MO - Billy Joe Rush, 42, of Chilhowee, Mo., passed away Saturday morning, March 1, 1980, Memorial Hospital in Clinton, Mo. He was born December 1, 1937 at Blairstown, the son of Orvil Robert and Mildred Marie Terry Rush.He was united in marriage with Carol Belew on July 3, 1960 at Kansas City, Mo. He was a lifelong resident of Henry and Johnson counties. He was the owner and operator of the A & R CB Sales and Service in Chilhowee for several years before moving to Clinton in August of 1979. Surviving him are his wife, Carol , of the home; two sons, Billy Dale Rush and his wife, Diane of Clinton, and Jeff Rush of the home; two brothers Junior R. Rush, Kansas City, and Robert B. Rush, Lee's Summit; two sisters, Mrs. Peggy Loun, Kansas City, Kansas and Mrs. Haden (Catherine) Claxton of Kansas City; and his mother of Mildred Marie Rush of Blairstown, Mo. He was preceded in death by his father on January 21, 1980. Funeral services were held Monday March 3, 1980 at the Ward Funeral Home in Chilhowee, with burial in the Carpenter Cemetery near Chilhowee.

RUSH, George "Webster"
abt 1914-1994
Clinton Daily Democrat, May 11 1994 - George "Webster" Rush, 80, died after a brief illness at the VA Hospital in Omaha, Nebraska, on Monday, May 9, 1994. He was a native of the Shawnee Mound community, a son of Jattie and Leona Akens Rush. He and his wife, Charlotte, lived in Red Oak, Iowa, until 1949, when they moved to Idaho, then to Montana and Arizona. They lived in Fremont, Nebraska. He was a Navy veteran of World War II. He is survived by his wife, Charlotte Rush, of Fremont, Nebraska; four sons, Daniel, Richard, John, and Tony, all of Fremont, Nebraska; four daughters, Edna R. Brady of Visalia, California, Margo Rush of Phoenix, Arizona, Linda Fisher and Debrah Hass, both of Fremont, Nebraska; a son they raised, Eugene Foster of Fremont, Nebraska; two sisters, Ruth Pearl Miller of Buckner, and Josephine Greenfield of Independence; 15 grandchildren and one great-grandchild; also by other relatives and many friends. Funeral services will be held Saturday, May 14, 1994, at the Sellergren-Lindell Funeral Home, Red Oak, Iowa. Burial will be in the Evergreen Cemetery, Red Oak, Iowa.

RUSH, Junior Robert
abt 1926-1994
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Junior Robert Rush, 68, of Kansas City, formerly of Osceola, died Sunday, January 2, 1994 at Vencor in Kansas City. Survivors include his wife, Wilma Faye of the home; two sons, Dennis W. Rush, Farley, Mo., Michael L. Rush, Weatherby Lake, Mo.; a daughter-in-law, Elaine Tooley, South Kansas City; two sisters, Verna Lee (Peggy) Loun, Kansas City, Ks., Catherine (Katy) Claxton, Kansas City; seven grandchildren and one great-grandson. Funeral services will be Tuesday, January 4, 1994 at Mt. Moriah & Freeman Funeral Home in Kansas City. Burial will be in Johnson County Memorial Gardens, Overland Park, Kansas.

RUSH, Mildred Marie TERRY
1908-1992
Carpenter Cemetery, Chilhowee, Johnson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Mildred Marie Rush, 83, Blairstown, died September 22, 1992, at the home of her daughter, Katy Claxton. She was born December 9, 1908, in Osceola, daughter of Samuel and Rachel Terry. She married Orvil Robert Rush on July 25, 1924, in Osceola. She lived in Blairstown and was employed as a cook at the Blairstown School for many years. Survivors include one son, Junior Rush of Kansas City; two daughters, Katy Claxton of North Kansas City, Peggy Loun of Kansas City, Kansas; 14 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson; one sister, Marguerite Finter of Windsor. She was preceded in death by her husband and two sons, Robert and Billy Joe Rush. Funeral services were Thursday, September 24, 1992, Consalus Chapel, Chilhowee. Burial was in Carpenter Cemetery, Johnson County.

RUSH, Orvil Robert
1903-1980
Carpenter Cemetery, Chilhowee, Johnson Co, MO
Clinton MO - Orvil Robert Rush, 76, of Blairstown, passed away Monday morning, January 21, 1980, at Golden Valley Memorial in Clinton. He was born February 1, 1903 at Osceola, Mo., the son of Daniel Webster and Mary Frances (Barbour) Rush. He was united in marriage with Mildred Marie Terry on July 25, 1924 at Osceola, Mo. He was a resident of Blairstown, Mo. for more than 44 years. He retired as an assistant section foreman for the Frisco Railroad in 1965 after more than 40 years of service. Surviving him is his wife of the home in Blairstown; three sons, Junior R. Rush, Kansas City Mo., Robert B. Rush , Lee's Summit, and Billy Joe Rush of Chilhowee; two daughters, Mrs. Peggy Loun, Kansas City, Kansas , and Mrs. Haden (Catherine) Claxton, Kansas City, Mo. one sister, Mrs. Sarah Bullock, Hawthorne, California; 14 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held January 23, at the Ward Funeral Home in Chilhowee. Burial was in Carpenter Cemetery near Chilhowee. Pall bearers were grandsons, Dennis and Michael Rush; Orval R. and Kenneth W. Rush; Andy and Robert Claxton; Dale and Jeff Rush; and Larry Rawson.

RUSH, Richard Eugene
abt 1948-1970
Richard Eugene Rush, 22, of 8134 Summit, Kansas City, Mo. died June 23, 1970 at the home. Mr. Rush was a lifelong area resident. He was a Lithographer for Commercial Lithographing and Printing Company. He was an Eagle Scout and a member of Holmeswood Baptist Church. He leaves his wife, Dorothy Elaine (Houston) Rush; two sons, David Anthony Rush and Todd Elliott Rush all of the home; his parents Junior R. and Wilma Faye (Dennis) Rush; two brothers, Dennis Wayne Rush and Michael Lee Rush all of 8404 Kenwood , Kansas City, Mo; the paternal grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Orval R. Rush of Blairstown, Mo; the maternal grandmother Mrs. Ruth Dennis Gregg of Urich, Mo. Services were at the Muehlebach Chapel; burial in Johnson County Memorial Gardens.

RUSH, Virgil A. Jr.
1929-2012
White Chapel Memorial Gardens, Springfield, Greene Co, MO
Virgil A. Rush, Jr., 83, of Brimfield, Illinois, formerly of Clinton, Missouri, died Tuesday, March 6, 2012 at the Methodist Hospital in Peoria. He was born January 19, 1929 in Galmey, Mo., the son of Virgil Augustus Rush, Sr., and Elizabeth "Lizzie" Martha (Kee) Rush. Virgil owned and operated used car lots in Little Rock and Pine Bluff, Arkansas, and Springfield, Mo. He is survived by three daughters, Connie Talley of Clinton, Mo., Vickie Blankenship with whom he made his home of Brimfield, Ill., and Kim Coleman of Clinton, Mo.; seven grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren; three sisters, Lora Rogers of Springfield, Mo., Gloria Williams of Annapolis, Maryland, and Eva Lee Cates of St. Louis, Mo.; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; two grandchildren, Christopher Frazee and Shanna Frazee; and a nephew Leland Rogers. Graveside services will be Saturday, March 10, 2012 at the White Chapel Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Springfield, Mo.

RUSH, Wilma Faye DENNIS
1929-2008
Johnson County Memorial Cemetery, Overland Park, Johnson Co, KS
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Oct 30 2008 - Wilma Faye Rush, 79, Kansas City, died Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2008 peacefully at home. Funeral services will be Friday, October 31, at D. W. Newcomer's Sons Johnson County Chapel, Overland Park, Kansas, with burial following in Johnson County Memorial Gardens. Faye was born April 19, 1929 to Dick and Ruth Dennis of Urich. Her love of fashion and design led her to collect vintage clothes and costumes. A passionate grandmother, insightful counselor, and steadfast friend, she will be missed dearly by her family and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 48 years, Junior R. Rush, and a son Richard E. Rush. Faye is survived by her sons Dennis W. Rush of Farley and Michael L. Rush of Kansas City; seven grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren.

RUSHFORD, Lillian "Jim" HURBERT
1904-1994
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Lillian (Jim) Rushford, 89, Windsor, died Friday evening, Dec 30, 1994, at Truman Valley Health Care Nursing Home, Windsor. She was born Oct 31, 1904, in Burlingame, KS, daughter of Oscar S. Hubert and Mary Charlton Wilson Hubert. On April 5, 1925, in Arcadia, KS, she married Frank Keller Rushford, who died July 17, 1983. Mrs. Rushford retired from public school teaching in 1973 after 37 years divided between Windsor Elementary School; Gillis Home in Kansas City; and in the Windsor-area rural schools of Hickory Point, Hughes, and Hopedale. Survivors include a daughter, Mary Estelle Rushford, Windsor. The body was cremated.

RUSK, Daisy BARKER
1878-1919
Teays Chapel Cemetery, Bear Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daisy Barker Rusk - b: Jan 11, 1878 - d: Mar 9 1919 - bur: Teays Chapel Cem., Henry Co. - Daisie Barker Rusk, the subject of this sketch, was born near Sedalia, Pettis county, Missouri, Jan. 11th, 1878; departed this life March 9th, at her home, near Deepwater, Mo., where she had lived for a number of years. She was married to W. H. Rusk March 25, 1903; with whom she walked for almost 16 years, sharing with him the burdens and sorrow of this life and enjoying the blessings together, the later being so many more than the former they almost forgot the other. To this union 3 children were born, two daughters and one son - Miss Gladys, the older being 15 years at her mother's death; Willie and Ethel. Besides these she leaves her husband, mother, one brother and three sisters to mourn their loss, but their loss is Heaven's eternal gain. She was converted at a prayer meeting while quite young and united with the Teays Chapel class, M. E. church, South, in whose communion she lived until God transferred her to the church triumphant, where they may join each other to live together forever. Farewell wife and mother. We'll meet you again where flowers bloom forever and sorrow is not known. She was a good loving mother, a true affectionate wife and kind neighbor. Her funeral was held by the writer at her home church, Teays Chapel.

RUSK, David Wilson
1862-1944
Laurel Oak Cemetery (R), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Eye, Apr 13 1944 - D. W. Rusk Died Tuesday, March 28, 1944 at the family home, southwest of Windsor, on highway 52, after a short illness. David Wilson Rusk, son of Martha and Perley A. Rusk, was born in Weldon, Ill., March 24, 1862. At an early age he joined the Methodist church, remaining a devoted member throughout these years. December 11, 1883, he was united in marriage to Maggie M. Miller. To their union five children were born, two preceding him in death, P. M. Rusk and Lillie Rusk Moss. Surviving him are his devoted wife and three children, E. L. Rusk, Windsor; Mrs. I. G. Walters, Denver, Colo., and Mrs. J. D. Barber, Atlanta, Ga.; also several grandchildren and great grandchildren; four brothers and four sisters. His was a life of kindness and devotion to his family and friends. Funeral services were held Friday at the funeral home in Windsor. A niece, Mrs. Poague Dalton, of Jefferson City, and a nephew, Earl Rusk, of Illinois, attended the services.

RUSK, Mary Sarepta HARNIT SWAYZE
1846-1935
Englewood Cemetery (R), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Mrs. Wm. Rusk died Monday, April 22, at her home near Deepwater, following a brief illness which began with a stroke the week before. Mary Sarepta Harnit, daughter of Samuel and Sara Cory Harnit, was born September 9, 1846, at Edenberg, Pennsylvania, and was 88 years, 7 months and 13 days at her death. She was married to James Swayze in 1867 who died in 1871. To this union were born three sons, one dying in infancy. The other two, J. M. Swayze of Waverly, Kans., and Ira T. Swayze of Kansas City, survive. In 1878 she was married to Wm. Rusk and came to Missouri to make her home. Mr. Rusk departed this life 12 years ago, the same date and almost the same hour that she passed away. Two children blessed this union, Sara Rusk Faris, deceased, and W. H. Rusk, who lives near the old home. There are 13 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. She was the youngest of a family of seven and the last of her family. She made a confession of her faith in Christ in early childhood and grew up under rigid discipline of the Christian church, but when she came to Missouri she united with the Presbyterian church at Westfield in order to labor with her husband in the Lord's cause. She gave most unselfishly to any work that pertained to the following of the Master. She was a gifted musician and gave generously of her talent in that way. She was a militant worker in the temperance cause and as an ardent prohibitionist, believed in voting as she played. Her greatest ambition was to help make the world a better place in which to live. For many years she had been an active worker in the W.C.T.U. also a member of the G.A.R. While her going marks the closing forever of a home that always had an open door for friends and strangers alike, its memory will live long in the minds of the many who have enjoyed its hospitality and influence. Mrs. Rusk had a busy life. The duties of her home were many. She not only reared her own four children, but the four motherless children of her husband. Several others had found a home at various times under her roof. However, with all her tasks she found time to go outside her home to assist her friends and neighbors in any way she could. She was never too tired or too busy to minister to the suffering and the dying. She had felt for several years that her life's work was finished and asked God daily to take her home. It can be truly said by all who knew her that she was a wonderfully devoted mother. The funeral was preached at the Deepwater Presbyterian church Wednesday of last week. Burial was in Englewood.

RUSK, William H.
1834-1923
Englewood Cemetery (R), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - William Rusk, whose tired body we consigned to its rest last week, was of Scotch-Irish ancestry. Was born in 1834, of staunch, old blue-stocking, Presbyterian blood. Located in 1868, with one or two other families on the prairie, six miles southwest of where Deepwater is now located, and continued to live there until called to his Eternal Home. He was a charter member, and first Elder in the Westfield church, over the line in St. Clair county. This church did a great work in establishing law and order, as well as Christianity in that "Younger Family" neighborhood. By reason of many removals, it so happened that Uncle Billy was not only the first, but also was the last Elder in the church. A movement was started the very Sabbath of his departure, looking to repairing the church building and also to revive the church itself that it may again become the power for good, for which it once was so well known. In the campaign of 1880, Mr. Rusk identified himself with the Prohibition party, and he and his good wife were loyal and earnest members of, and workers in the W.C.T.U. and happily both lived to see the fruition of their great labors and sacrifices in the abolition of the nefarious liquor traffic. Mr. Rusk was an inspiration, not only to his local community, but also to the county, state and national workers in that great cause. Few men have ever lived so long, so quietly, so unobtrusively and yet so effectively, as did the subject of this sketch, and the outpouring of the entire community to his funeral, was a most telling evidence of how effective was that life.

RUSS, Carl
abt 1913-1992
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Carl Russ, 79, Chula Vista, California, died Sunday, September 6. He was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Walter Russ, formerly of Clinton and the Truman Lake area. Mr. Russ married the former Emma (Peggy) Pendleton in 1940. He was a member of the United States Navy for 25 years and was embployed for 15 years by Ryan Aeronautics. Mr. Ross retired from that company in the 1970's. Survivors include two daughters, one great-granddaughter, several cousins and other relatives. Funeral services in California are pending.

RUSS, Martha A. TORBUT JENNINGS
1849-1894
Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery, Taberville, St. Clair Co, MO
Kind companion and dear mother thou art gone. No more to dwell with us, And hast thy kindred spirit flown? The loss--how great to us! Gone - From the home circle of William Russ, in Speedwell township, February 20. Mrs. Martha A. Russ, a kind wife and a loving mother. Mrs. Russ, once and so lately known in the society of Clinton, was born in Knoxville, Tenn., May 29, 1849. Her maiden name was Martha A. Torbut. In the early part of her life she came to Clinton, and in 1863 was married to Robert A. Jennings. Unto their union were born five children, three girls and two boys, all of whom survive their mother. In 1885 she was married to her second husband, William Russ, who will be long and kindly remembered by his friends and the citizens of Clinton as the foreman of the Tebo flouring mill. Unto this union were born one boy and one girl, the latter having preceded her mother beyond the skies. Mrs. Russ was for many years a member of the Missionary Baptist church. She leaves unusual regret in the minds of all who knew her virtures that so kind a neighbor, loving wife and gentle mother is lost to her noble husband, amiable daughters and kind sons, who have the sympathy of all who know them. Mrs. Russ died as she had lived, in the triumph of a living faith. When she called her husband and children, one by one, to bid them farewell and commend them to the keeping of a loving Savior, she calmly looked death in the face, and every action seemed to say - If this be death, I soon shall be From sin and sorrow and danger free And my ransomed soul, from earth roam Far, far above the starry dome. Call not back the dear wife and mother Anchored safe where storms are over, For we will try and trust to find her In our Heavenly Father's mansion fair. - From the Osceola, MO paper: She died Feb. 20, 1894 She is buried in the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery in St. Clair Co. She died 2 years after moving from Clinton. The Clinton Eye, Saturday, February 24, 1894: Mrs. Wm. Russ a former resident of this place, died at her home near Schell City, Tuesday. She was a most estimable lady and her death is universally regretted. For many years her husband held a responsible position in the Tebo Mills, but failing health caused him to move to his farm. (Her children were: Decatur Jennings, Elizabeth J., Emma A., Nettie A., John Claude Jennings and Walter Russ, a daughter died young and her name is not known at this time.)

RUSSELL, Albert LeRoy
1921-2002
Peebly Urich Russell Cemetery, Osceola Twp, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, May 6 2002 - Albert LeRoy Russell, 81, Lowry City, died Saturday, May 4, 2002, at his home. He was a farmer. Funeral services will be Tuesday, May 7, at 4 p.m. at Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel, Osceola, with burial in Peebly-Urich-Russell Cemetery, Lowry City.

RUSSELL, Elizabeth G.
1927-2000
Peebly Urich Russell Cemetery, Osceola Twp, St. Clair Co, MO
Clinton Daily Democrat, Oct 10 2000 - Mrs. Elizabeth C. Russell, 73, Lowry City, died Sunday, October 8, 2000, at Sac-Osage Hospital, Osceola. She was a homemaker. Funeral services will be Wednesday at Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel, Osceola. Burial will be in Peeby Urich Russell Cemetery, near Lowry City.

RUSSELL, John Wiley
1845-1932
Laurel Oak Cemetery (R), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
John Wiley Russell - Mr. John W. Russel, passed away at his home in Leeton, Mo., Dec. 8, 1932, at the advanced age of 87 years. He was born in Guilford county, North Carolina, Dec. 18 1845, and came to Missouri with his parents Wm. A. and Ann S. Russell, soon after the close of the Civil War. The family first came to the Post Oak neighborhood, where Mr. Russel taught school a few years. January 14, 1875, he and Sarah Lillian Garrett were married, and settled on a farm in Jefferson township. For several years he served as deputy assessor of Johnson county and became widely and favorably known. He joined the Sardis Primitive Baptist church in early life and served the church, also the Mt. Zion Association, as clerk for nearly half a century. Mr. and Mrs. Russell bought a home in Leeton, Mo., and in the spring of 1928 rented the farm and moved there, where eighteen months ago he suffered a partial stroke of paralysis. A second stroke came early in November last, after which he slowly grew weaker passing into the glory would as above stated. Besides his wife, there are left two daughters, Mrs. Henry M. Myers, of Sedalia, Mo., and Mrs. Alfred Silvey, of Kansas City; and one son, Wm. Adrian Russell of Los Angeles, Calif.; also six grandsons, one granddaughter, and one great grandson. The funeral was conducted at the Primitive Baptist church in Leeton. The family has the sympathy of the entire community. The funeral and burial was under the direction of the Huston Funeral Chapel.

RUSSELL, Kenneth Weber III
1957-2012
Kenneth Weber Russell III, age 54, of Calhoun, Missouri, passed away at his home Monday, April 23, 2012. Visitation will be Wednesday, April 25, 2012 at Vansant-Mills Chapel, Clinton, with interment at a later date in Tyn Rose Cemetery, Rio Grande, Ohio. Kenneth was born in Denville, Kentucky the son of Kenneth Weber Russell, Jr. and Helen Lee (Brown) Russell. He worked as store manager for Russell's True Value in Stockton and Russell's Variety in Windsor. He also worked for Clinton Office Supply in Clinton. He is survived by his parents, Kenneth and Helen Russell of Greenfield, Missouri; one brother Robert Russell of Georgetown, Kentucky; two sisters Lee Ellen Trowbridge of Laffaytte, Lousiana and Donna Faye Pelfrey of Stockton, Missouri; five nieces and nephews and two great nieces and nephews.

RUSSELL, Ola
1890-1965
Englewood Cemetery (R), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Funeral services for Miss Ola Russell, 308 N. Second St., Clinton, were held Oct 30, 1965. Miss Russell suffered a severe stroke early Tuesday morning Oct 26, and was in a coma. She failed to gain and succumbed Thursday at Clinton General Hospital. She had spent her entire life in and near Clinton. Miss Russell, a retail clerk, had been at work at McCune's on Monday and had planned to work the day she became ill. Ola Russell, daughter of George and Kathryn Keck Russell, was born in Henry County, was noted for her courteous manner and interest in the needs of customers, making many friends through these contacts. Surviving are four sisters, Mrs. Mabel Consalus, Mrs. Ida Wysong, Mrs. Hazel Ross and Mrs. Kathryn Douglass; three nephews, Eugene R. Consalus, Russell Ross, Jack Ross; and two nieces, Mrs. Robert Kurland and Mrs. Betty Jane Houts.

RUSSELL, Ray
1930-2002
Oaklawn Cemetery, La Cygne, Linn Co, KS
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jul 29 2002 - Ray Russell of Urich died at his home on Thursday, July 18, 2002, at the age of 72 years. Ray was born in Mitchell, Indiana, on February 24, 1930, to Albert and Elfie Russell. He lived in LaCygne, Kansas, and at the age of 13 left home to ride the trains. He traveled all across the USA and occupations ranged from truck driver to logger and diesel mechanic. He was honorably discharged from the United States Army in 1952 after serving two enlistments. Ray and his family moved to Urich from Piedmont, Alabama, in December 1990. He was active in his community and served as alderman on the Urich City Council from April 1997-April 1999. He was elected mayor of Urich in April 1999. He was preceded in death by his youngest brother, Billy Russell of Paola, Kansas; a grandson, Christopher Weaver, Piedmont, Alabama; a granddaughter, LeeAnn Green of Cedartown, Georgia; his eldest son, Michael Ray Russell of Urich. He is survived by his wife of 24 years, Starr Lynn Russell; one son, Matthew Russell; eight daughters, Judy Baker, Linda Martinez, Chonnie Russell, Deanna Russell and Shanna Marble, all of Urich, Laurie Perkins of Glencoe, Alabama, Karen Smith of Wichita, Kansas, and Kathy Hicks of Redding, California. His older brother, Charles Norton of Cherryvale, Kansas, also survives him, as does his younger sister, Elsie Penn, Paola, Kansas. He will be greatly missed by his 24 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren, several nieces, nephews and many, many friends. His greatest joys in life were his family and a good bowl of beans! and his red stuff! Graveside services and burial was held in the Oak Lawn Cemetery, LaCygne, Kansas, on Monday, July 22.

RUSSELL, Rebecca Ann BAILEY
1844-1929
Englewood Cemetery (R), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Rebecca Ann Russell, the widow of Richard Russell, deceased, passed away Wednesday, January 30, 1929, at her late residence on North Washington street, Clinton, Mo., at the ripe old age of 84 years, 4 months and 20 days. She was the widow of Richard Russell, who departed this life in February, 1900, a very generous, lovable and kindly man, and who was loved by all his neighbors and friends. Mrs. Russell, since the death of her husband, had lived in Clinton and was much attached to her church, being a member of the Presbyterian church which she attended with much regularity until she had grown too feeble to attend, yet she felt that she should be there, to lend what little help she could in the cause of the master. What noble ideas mothers of her age had, of the life one should live here, that to so live, they would inherit eternal life over there. These mothers, such as she, are fast passing away. They were your mothers and mine, such love, inspiration and hope they had for us, their constant teachings, was directed towards the pathway that ever led to the promise of eternal life. The services were held by the pastor of the Presbyterian church Friday, February 1, and interment was in Englewood cemetery, where she was laid to rest beside her beloved husband. All her children living, were at her bedside when she passed away - George S. Russell, William Russell and Mrs. Jas. H. Wilson, and a number of her grandchildren.

RUSSELL, Richard
1838-1900
Englewood Cemetery (R), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
The death of Richard Russell occurred at his farm three miles west of Clinton Wednesday at 6:30 from pneumonia. This gentleman was born in Hillrow, in the parish of Haddenham, in the Isle of Ely, Cambridgeshire, England, in 1835. His brother, William Russell, came from England to Sedalia in 1858 and Richard followed a few years later. In 1866, he married Miss Bailey, of St. Clair county, and they moved to their present home three miles west of Clinton in 1867. His wife and four children survive. Two sons live near the homestead on their farms and Frank, another son, moved to Perry, Okla. last fall but hastened to his father's bedside in answer to a telegram. He was delayed 24 hours by snow and arrived Thursday. The only daughter is Mrs. Wilson of Clinton, whose husband was lately admitted to the Henry county bar. His brother, William, of Sedalia, was in attendance and another brother, Gifford, was expected from Ohio. A member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church and one of Henry County's most respected and prosperous farmers. He had been suffering from a cold about two weeks and one week ago helped unload some hay and became overheated and cooled off too quickly and by Saturday morning was seriously ill. Dr. Britts was summoned and has been almost constantly at his bedside. Burial in Englewood, after the funeral at the Cumberland Presbyterian Church.

RUSSELL, Thomas G. "Tommy"
abt 1947-2004
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 5 2004 - Thomas G. "Tommy" Russell, 57, Lowry City, a golf course owner, died Saturday, April 3, at his home. Memorial services will be Tuesday, April 6, at Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel, Osceola. Cremation.

RUSSELL, Wayne Joseph
1982-2012
Englewood Cemetery (R), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Wayne J. Russell, age 29 of Clinton, Missouri passed away Sunday, April 1, 2012 at Research Hospital, Kansas City, Missouri. Funeral services will be Friday, April 6, 2012 at Vansant-Mills Chapel, Clinton, Missouri with interment in Englewood Cemetery. Wayne was manager of Muttley's Gun and Pawn, Warrensburg, Missouri. He was a Clinton former volunteer fire fighter and was a former member of Clinton Elks Lodge. He was preceded in death by his father John Russell, Sr., brother Patrick Waggoner, grandparents Jean and Frank Monaco, grandfather John Iwaniec, and nephew Nicholas Russell. Survivors include his wife, Crista; two daughters, Kinlea Russell, and Maddelynn Russell; one son, Kyler Russell, stepdaughter, Alyssa Caskey; his mother, Elaine Waggoner, Clinton; his sister, Laura Hall, Clinton; five brothers, John Russell, Clinton, Jimmy Russell, Clinton, Frank Russell, Kansas City, Robert Russell, Cameron, and Kyle Waggoner, Lee's Summit; grandmother Sophie Iwaniec, Chicago, Illinois; and numerous nieces and nephews.

RUTH, Helen E.
1924-2003
Englewood Cemetery (R), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Dec 31 2003 - Helen E. Ruth, 79, Kansas City, died Friday, December 26, 2003, at Research Medical Center. Funeral services will be graveside Saturday, January 3, 2 p.m. at Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

RUTH, Kenneth W. Sr.
1948-2003
Englewood Cemetery (R), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, May 30 2003 - Kenneth Ruth, 54, Hermitage, died Wednesday, May 28, 2003, at Lake Regional Hospital, Osage Beach. Mr. Ruth was a warehouse supervisor and had lived in Clinton, prior to moving to Hermitage. Survivors include his wife, Wanda Ruth of the home; two sons, Kenneth Ruth Jr. of Independence and Randy Ruth of the home; two daughters, Deborah Jackson and Kimberly Jackson, both of the home; his mother, Helen Ruth of Kansas City; one brother, J. D. Ruth of Kansas City; one sister, Dana Wilson of Harrisonville, Arkansas, and three grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his father, Wesley O. Ruth, and two sisters, Donna Ruth and Darlene Fife. Funeral services will be Monday, June 2, at Consalus-Bradley Funeral Home, Clinton, with burial in Englewood Cemetery.

RUTH, Linda Lou HARDING WHARTON
1944-2014
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Linda Lou Harding Wharton Ruth, age 69 of Clinton, died Monday, August 4, 2014 at Research Medical Center, Kansas City, MO. Linda was born on December 18, 1944 to Frank Harding and Wilma Faye Hewitt Harding of Clinton, MO. After high school she and her husband owned and operated a print shop in Carrolton, MO. She later went to work in Alabama in the computer industry. Linda's greatest joy was her family. She also enjoyed researching genealogy, and was an avid collector of antiques. Survivors include her brother, Donald Edwin Harding of Kansas City, MO; four children, Dale Wharton of Clinton, MO, Floyd Wharton (Shelley) of Lockwood, MO, Robert Wharton (Tammy) of Deepwater, MO, and Donnie Wharton of St. Louis, MO; two granddaughters, Elizabeth and Rachael; and two nieces, Becky Zink (Bryan) of Clinton and Kellie Harding all of Clinton, MO. Preceding her in death were her parents, and several aunts and uncles. A memorial service was conducted on Friday, August 8, 2014 at Consalus Funeral Home, Clinton, MO. An inurnment was held at the Vansant Road Cemetery.

RUTHERFORD, Edna O. "Teddy" JOHNSON
1916-2002
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Dec 5 2002 - Edna O. (Teddy) Rutherford, 86, Clinton, died Thursday, November 28, 2002, at Westwood Nursing Home. She was born July 8, 1916, in Westerville, Nebraska, daughter of Louis and Orpha Johnson. She married "Bud" Rutherford in 1943. She was a graduate of the University of Nebraska. She served in the Women's Marine Corps and was employed by Peabody Coal Company until her retirement. She was active in the Clinton Christian Church, Clinton Senior Center and a 50-year member of the American Legion. Private services will be held at a later date.

RYLAND, Hollis Ivan
1913-1994
Odessa Cemetery, Odessa, Lafayette Co, MO
Clinton Daily Democrat - Hollis Ivan Ryland, 81, Sierra Madre, California, died October 19, 1994, in Sierra Madre. Funeral services will be held Monday, at Husman-Sparks-McDowell Chapel, Odessa. The burial will be in the Odessa Cemetery. The Odessa Veterans of Foreign Wars Post will provide a military graveside service. Mr. Ryland was a graduate of the University of Missouri at Columbia. He was a veteran of World War II and was an active member of the Reserve Officers Association. He held the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. He was employed by the United States Department of Agriculture and was with the agency for over 34 years. His wife, Juanita E. Lane Ryland, died August 20, 1984. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Clinton. Since 1984, he resided in Sierra Madre, California. He is survived by a son, Stephen and a granddaughter, Amanda Ryland, both of Sierra Madre; a brother, Laurence Ryland of Odessa, and a sister, Marian Vahrenberg of Chillicothe. (Hollis Ivan Ryland was born Jan 19 1913 in Missouri.)

RYLAND, Laurence R.
1918-1995
Odessa Cemetery, Odessa, Lafayette Co, MO
Kansas City Star, Mar 22 1995 - Laurence R. Ryland, 77, Odessa, Mo., died Monday, March 20, 1995, at Research Hospital, Kansas City, Mo. Funeral services will be Thursday, March 23, at the First Christian Church, Odessa; interment following services in the Odessa Cemetery. Mr. Ryland was born January 12, 1918, in Odessa, Mo. He attended Central Missouri State College, Warrensburg, for 2 years. He served in the Army Air Force during WWII, in the Pacific Theater. He was a farmer. He served one term on the R-7 School Board. He served on the Odessa Cemetery Association Board, the MFA Advisory Board and was a State Delegate. He served on the ASCS Committee for Sni Bar Township. He was a member of the First Christian Church and was a Deacon and Elder. He was preceded in death by a son, Larry Glen Ryland, on May 26, 1968. Survivors include his wife, Dortha Louise Ryland, of the home; a son, Richard Curtis Ryland, Chillicothe, Oh.; a daughter, Janet Sartin, Kansas City, Mo.; a sister, Marian Vahrenberg, Chillicothe, Mo.; and four grandchildren.

RYLAND, Stephen Lune
abt 1950-2004
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Feb 20 2004 - Stephen Lune Ryland, 54, former longtime resident of Clinton, died Sunday, February 15, 2004, near his home in Sierra Madre, California. A Pasadena resident for 33 years, he worked as a consulting geologist/seismologist and owned Cal-Gold/Pasadena Map Company. He attended Cal Tech & UC Riverside. He is survived by his wife Rose, and their daughter Amanda. Funeral services were Friday, February 20, at Santa Anita Church in Arcadia, California. Douglass & Zook Mortuary, Monrovia California was in charge of arrangements.

RYLES, Ronald Lee
abt 1961-2002
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, May 1 2002 - Ronald Lee Ryles, 41, Deepwater, died Sunday, April 28, 2002. Cremation. He was born May 6, 1960, at Weaubleau, son of Boyce Don and Elsie Kidwiler Smith. His father preceded him in death. He is survived by his mother, Elsie Winkler, Deepwater, his wife, Sara Ryles, Clinton; three sons, Matthew Ryles, Jeremy Kampe, both of Clinton, and Matthew Shields, Lincoln; one daughter, Kimberly Ryles, Clinton; one brother, Boyce Don Smith, Jr., of the home; three sisters, Brenda Bandy, Urich, Carol Angel, Deepwater, Cheryl Lowry, Weatherford, Texas; seven nieces, three nephews, two great-nieces and four great-nephews.

RYLES, Shirley Ann
1935-1936
Fields Creek Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Shirley Ann Ryles, 18 months old daughter of Cecil and Margaret Hart Ryles, was called back to the arms of her Creator Monday. The baby, who had been a victim of intestinal flu, was born March 31, 1935. After a service by Rev. A. S. Olsen at the home on South Orchard, the little body was taken to Field's Creek for burial. Besides the parents, one brother, Donald Lee Ryles, a new born child of five days survives. The bereaved young parents have a community heart felt sympathy for their hours of happiness in their little son are mixed with acute grief of giving up their daughter. Shirley Ann, who was thought to have summer complaint, was taken to Mercy Hospital, Kanas City, Sunday morning where it was decided the child had intestinal flu. She died at 7:15 Sunday evening and the Wilkinson Ambulance went for the little body Monday.

RYUN, Gracie Irene
1912-1999
Dover Cemetery, Dover, Lafayette Co, MO
Kansas City Star, Oct 24 1999 - Gracie Irene Ryun, 87, Deepwater, MO, passed away Friday, October 22, 1999, at Clinton Health Care Center, Clinton, MO. Funeral services will be Monday, October 25, at Walker-Nadler Chapel, Lexington, MO; burial in Dover Cemetery, Dover, MO.