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VAHLE, John Lester
1910-2002
Macedonia Cemetery, Doyal Twp, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Dec 30 2002 - John Lester Vahle, 92, Lowry City, a retired automobile mechanic, died Thursday, December 26, 2002, at Sac-Osage Hospital, Osceola. Funeral services will be Tuesday, December 31, at the Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel in Osceola with military honors. Burial in Macedonia Cemetery, near Osceola.

VAIL, Samuel E.
1846-1926
Englewood Cemetery (V), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Samuel Vail's Funeral Held in Clinton Presbyterian Church - Clinton friends were shocked and grieved to learn that he had joined the heavenly hosts, at 1:50 p.m., Saturday, July 17th, 1926. He had been suffering from kidney and bladder trouble for several years, but did not become seriously ill until just a few days before his death. He and his wife had enjoyed a visit with their daughter, Mrs. Thomas, in Cedar county. He became ill after his return to Stotesbury. The illness soon became very acute and suffering intense. His physicians said an operation was the only chance, so he was hurried to Ft. Scott, Kans., where a minor operation was performed on Thursday, but son they saw that the end was coming. His son, Ernest, who was at his bedside, constantly, said he was able to talk only a little until Friday. Saturday, his spirit slipped away from the body, so pain racked, into eternity. He was born in Ohio, June 15, 1846, but moved to Iowa, when a small boy, where he lived until 1867, when he came to Clinton. Here he was married to Miss Susan Bodkin, Dec. 27, 1873. Four children were given to this marriage, all now in homes of their own. They have made the highest type of citizens, which reflects on the wholesomeness and beauty of the parental home. They are: Ernest Vail, Stotesbury, Mo.; Mrs. C. J. Thomas, Walker, Mo.; S. E. Vail, Blytheville, Ark.; Arthur Vail, Tulsa, Okla. In 1869, Mr. Vail started a brick manufacture, this he continued for 40 years, nearly all of Clinton's buildings being made of this famous durable Vail brick, which includes the old Baird College, Y.M.C.A., Holy Rosary Academy, the Eye office, and many other business houses. While he made brick, he built character as well. In 1871, he gave his heart to Christ and united with the Fields Creek C. P. church, near where he was living. After they moved to Clinton they united with the c. P. church in Clinton, then after the two churches united with the First Presbyterian church of Clinton. When they moved to Stotesbury, as there was no Presbyterian church, they united with the Methodist church, where he faithfully served his Lord and Master. His beloved companion will miss him, she most of all, for they have enjoyed real companionship for 52 1/2 years. Only a short while it seems it was our privilege to write of their golden Wedding Anniversary celebration, when all were present, without a break in the family circle. His body was brought to Clinton Monday morning, and taken to the Presbyterian church, where the funeral services were conducted. Interment in Englewood.

VAIL, Sophia YAGER
1820-1905
Englewood Cemetery (V), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Feb 4 1905 - Death of Sophia Vail - This estimable woman passed away at 9 p.m. Monday at the home of her niece Mrs. W. D. Holloman, on North Washington street, just next door north of the home where she had resided 30 years. She suffered a paralytic stroke two weeks previous and never rallied sufficiently to distinguish her friends. Born in Germany December 16, 1820 and came to America with her parents when an infant. They located at Wooster, Ohio, and she lived there until after her marriage and later moved to North Missouri and came to Clinton in the fall of 1865 and bought an extensive tract of land just west of town. It was afterward known as the Old Cruce farm and is now divided into a number of fine farms, her nephew Samuel Rice, residing on one. Mrs. Vail's maiden name was Yager. She had no children but raised as her own William Vail of Kansas City and Samuel Vail of this city. Mrs. Frank Milton of Wichita, Kansas is a niece and an only surviving brother Henry Yager lives at Riceville, Iowa. Mrs. Vail was a noble Christian woman, reliable in every duty of life, a devoted member of the Cumberland Presbyterian church and a woman who held to the good and true of life. Her tongue taught the law of justice and kindness. Remains were laid away in Englewood.

VAIL, Susanna BOTKIN
1853-1937
Englewood Cemetery (V), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - The soul of Mrs. Samuel Vail, widow of the owner of one of Clinton's first industries, took off on its final flight to regions of splendor on high where dwell the faithful in the Master's kingdom, at about 11:00 a.m. October 18, 1937, at the home of her son and wife, Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Vail, near Teays Chapel in the south part of Henry County. She suffered a stroke about seven weeks ago which affected her throat, making speech impossible and taking nourishment difficult. She retained a clarity of mind until a few minutes before the end, understanding all that was said to her, and making her loved ones understand some of her desires, the first of which was the presence of her daughter, Mrs. C. J. Thomas, of near Dederick, Mo., who came that evening, also a son, Arthur, of Amarillo, Texas, who was with his mother about five weeks. Her other son, Edgar, of Blytheville, Ark., came about a month ago and remained at his mother's bedside for some time. Everything was done that could be done but the spirit, which had for 84 years, been alert for opportunities to rise to heights of Christian service, sought freedom, and burst from earthly bonds, gladly winging its way upward to meet its beloved mate, gone on before, and other loved ones. Susie Botkin was born June 12, 1853, near St. Mary's, Ohio, and with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Botkin, came to Missouri when a girl of 16, two years later moving to west of Clinton on what is known as the Walkley place. Here she met a neighbor lad Samuel Vail, who lived on what is now the Rice brothers' farm, and December 24, 1873, pledged her troth to him, who was then operating a brick yard across from the Cornick Greenhouse, assisted by Pete Freund. Their married life began on what is the Will Dehn farm, on highway 18, just west of Clinton, where their daughter and son, Ernest, were born. Later they moved to a home opposite the Cornick greenhouse on Hudson street, which was the birthplace of their other two sons. They returned to the farm for several years, twice moving to the home on Hudson street, also living at the corner of Third and College, just west of the Booth hatchery, where Mr. Vail built the two-story brick house in 1890. In 1905 he erected the attractive brick house on their farm, adjacent to Mr. Vail's brickyard which he operated for about 35 years and where handmade brick were made that was used in the construction of Baird college, the Holy Rosary Academy, several of the churches and the greater share of the business houses about the square. The superior quality of the Vail brick is evident by the many years it had stood. Mr. Vail not only made bricks but he and his wife built for eternity in the community by putting the Christ into their lives. Mrs. Vail was a true helpmate to her husband, possessing an inherent gentleness which left its influence for good upon all who knew her and became the vital point about which was woven their home life. Their house was the center of the social activities of the Presbyterian young people as well as others who lived and sought clean fun. Here, too, this gracious gentlewoman welcomed those who suffered rebuffs from the world and who never departed from her presence until healed by Mrs. Vail's soothing touch and lesson on Christian forbearance for she was so attuned to the spiritual needs that she saw past the outer, physical appearance into the innermost needs of the heart, and with a kindliness, which was her royal heritage from the true King, she supplied those needs. She had a bright outlook on life; she knew and loved people and during the short time she had lived in the Teays Chapel community, she had become a part of its activities, saving as always, her church and God first place. She was converted and joined the Cumberland Presbyterian church at Clinton after her marriage, and after the two church divisions united, joined the Presbyterian. After she and her husband moved to Vernon County, she transferred her membership to the Methodist Episcopal church, south, of which she remained a member until death. Mrs. Vail had a strong character and keen mentality; giving essential things of life first place and not overshadowing them with unessentials. Upon such is founded the great American nation. Her interest in life never flagged; she saw and seized every opportunity for service, ever keeping her finger on the pulse of life, drawing within the circle of her great understanding heart, all, and ministering to them with a master human touch. Hers was an exemplary life of the beauty, joy and satisfaction of keeping one's body a fit temple for the soul. She was an aristocrat, always daintily groomed, and possessed a sweet simplicity of manner. She was familiar with every homemaking art, both in the appearance of her home and the spirit of her hospitality. She realized that her life was drawing to a close, and at a recent visit with her daughter, talked of the final arrangements after she had gone to join her beloved husband who died in 1926, and the old friends. She is survived by her four children named above, also a brother, Jack Botkin and sister, Mrs. May Smith, both at St. Mary's Ohio, and another sister, Mrs. W. D. Leitz, Newark, Ohio. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday at Teays Chapel. Her body was brought to Clinton and burial was in Englewood beside her husband.

VANALSTIN, James A. "Jim"
1924-2005
Arlington Cemetery, Elmhurst, DuPage Co, IL
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Aug 2 2005 - James A. "Jim" VanAlstin was born December 25, 1924, in Chicago, Illinois, son of Charles M. and Josephine Lustig VanAlstin. He died Thursday, July 21, 2005, at his home in Clinton. He married Shirley Roberts on July 11, 1999. He was a member of the Community of Christ Church and served as a deacon there. He was a homebuilder and plumber, having his own water conditioning business. Hydromaster, and as long as his health permitted he loved to go turkey hunting and was a volunteer with Hospice. He had a wonderful sense of humor that he kept even up to the time of his death. He was an Eagle Scout and served his country during World War II. His parents and two brothers, preceded him in death. Survivors include his wife Shirley of the home; two children James A. VanAlstin Jr. and wife Pam, Aurora, Illinois, and Donna Turner and husband Steve, Glen Ellyn, Illinois; two stepchildren, Perry Witt and wife Julie, Rockville, Sally Jones, Raymore; a brother Richard VanAlstin of the Philippines; four grandchildren, five step-grandchildren and one great-grandson. Funeral services were held July 25 at Consalus Funeral Home. Burial was in Arlington Cemetery, Elmhurst, Illinois, July 26.

VANAMAN, Norma R.
1923-2001
Settlement Cemetery, Shirley, Van Buren Co, AR
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Mar 21 2001 - Norma R. Vanaman, 77, Clinton, died Tuesday, March 20, 2001, at Westwood Nursing Center, Clinton. Funeral services will be Friday at Woodland Chapel, Fairfield Bay, Arkansas, with burial in Settlement Cemetery, Shirley, Arkansas. She was born in Shirley, Arkansas. She was the lunch room supervisor for 20 years at the Shirley School. She moved to Clinton 20 years ago. She was a member of the Northeast Baptist Church, Clinton. She is survived by her daughter, Roselee Huggins of the home; one son, Carl Vanaman of North Little Rock, Arkansas; two sisters, Lois Hunt of Greers Ferry, Arkansas, and Evelyn Gentry of Fairfield Bay, Arkansas, as well as five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

VanARTSDALEN, Sharon Lea CHRISTIAN
1958-2012
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Sharon Lea (Christian) Van Artsdalen, age 54, of Clinton, Missouri, passed away Monday, May 14, 2012 at St. Luke's Hospital, Kansas City, Missouri. Funeral Services will be Monday, May 21, 2012, at Vansant-Mills Chapel, Clinton, with interment in Clinton Memory Gardens Cemetery, Clinton. Sharon was born in Springfield, Missouri the daughter of Douglas Jim and Mavis Pauline (Sargent) Christian. She worked as a Certified Nurses Aid. She was a member of MENSA and Celebrate Recovery at First Baptist Church, Clinton. Sharon was preceded in death by her parents, Douglas and Mavis Christian. She is survived by her sons, Mich Christian, David Christian and Jacob Van Artsdalen all of Clinton; daughters, Rachel Christian of Warrensburg, Anna Christian of Clinton, Rebekah Christian of Sedalia; brothers, Haskell Kirk of Warrensburg, Ed Hess of Montrose, and Jim Christian of El Dorado Springs; sisters, Sandra Dunn of Clinton and Shelia Hobbs of Tuson, Arizona; as well as five grandchildren.

VANBUSKIRK, Edmond Eugene
1925-2007
Appleton City Cemetery, Appleton City, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Nov 30 2007- Edmond Eugene VanBuskirk, son of James Floyd and Elizabeth Kathleen (Carrier) VanBuskirk, was born in Rockville, Missouri August 27, 1925. He passed away November 28 2007 at St. John’s Medical Center in Joplin, Missouri at 82 years of age. Edmond lived in the Appleton City, Missouri area all of his life. On September 16, 1946 Edmond and Lois Jean Culbertson were united in marriage in Fort Scott, Kansas and to this union three children were born. He farmed and had worked as custodian at Montrose Public School for 16 years. He was Sunday School Director at the First Baptist Church for 35 years and retired as custodian for the church in August of 2005 after approximately 30 years of service. He held a membership at the Appleton City First Baptist Church and also the Church of God (Holiness). Mr. VanBuskirk dedicated his life to his family and "The Church". He enjoyed baseball and liked listening to ball games on the radio. He was preceded in death by his parents. Survivors include his wife, Lois of Appleton City; his children, Shirley and husband Michael Gwin of Romayor, Texas, Linda and husband Steve Saia of Carl Junction, Missouri, and Terry VanBuskirk of Appleton City, Missouri; one sister Lavon and husband Jim Sommers of Loveland, Colorado; a brother-in-law Leon Culbertson and wife Anna; seven grandchildren: Shawn Gwin, Amy (Gwin) Smith, Matthew Dutton, Lindsay Dutton, Jeremy VanBuskirk, Corey VanBuskirk, and Jared VanBuskirk; and six great-grandchildren. Services November 30, 2007 at Hill and Son Funeral Home, Appleton City, Missouri. Interment at Appleton City Cemetery.

VANBUSKIRK, Kathleen CARRIER
1905-1997
Appleton City Cemetery, Appleton City, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Kathleen VanBuskirk of Appleton City was the daughter of Elizabeth Carolyn (Jones) and Abner Lee Carrier. She was born in Rockingham County near Shenandoah, Virginia, on October 6, 1905. She died at her home in Appleton City on March 24, 1997, at 91 years of age. In 1916 she moved with her family from Virginia to a farm south of Appleton City. Kathleen was united in marriage to Floyd VanBuskirk of Appleton City on November 24, 1924, at the Butler Christian Church Parsonage. The first 12 years of their marriage were spent on a farm south of Appleton City where their children, Edmond and Lavon were born. In 1936, the family moved to the community of Ohio, east of Appleton City, where Floyd and Kathleen lived until 1971 when they retired and moved to Appleton City. Kathleen was a member of the Green Valley Methodist Church until its closure, at which time she transferred her membership to the Trinity United Methodist Church of Appleton City. She enjoyed being an active member of the church, the King's Daughters Sunday School Class, the Order of the Eastern Star Olive Branch Chapter #157, the United Methodist Women's Fellowship, quilting and doing things for others. Kathleen was preceded in death by her husband, Floyd, on January 25, 1987; her brother, Joseph Carrier, and her sister, Virginia Heiserman. She is survived by her brother, Lynwood Carrier, and his wife, Florence; one son, Edmond VanBuskirk, and his wife, Lois; her daughter, Lavon Sommer, and her husband, James; grandchildren, Shirley (VanBuskirk) Gwin, Linda (VanBuskirk) Sala, Terry VanBuskirk, Larry Pipes, Barbra (Pipes) Mistron, Rodney Pipes and 11 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were at Hill & Son Funeral Home, Appleton City, Friday, March 28. Burial was in Appleton City Cemetery.

VANCAMP, George Raymond
1911-1996
Dayton Cemetery, Dayton, Cass Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - George Raymond VanCamp of Creighton was born May 2, 1911, in Kansas City, the son of George Wesley and Hazel (Crow) VanCamp. He died Wednesday, April 24, 1996, at Cass Medical Center, Harrisonville, at the age of 84 years, 11 months and 22 days. On December 23, 1933, George was united in marriage to Margaret Mae Sullivan in Independence. George was employed as a truck driver for Morrison Motor Freight, Kansas City, from 1929 until his retirement in 1968. He was a member of the Teamsters Local #41, Kansas City, and a former member of the Creighton Lions Club and the Dayton School Board. George had lived in Kansas City before moving to the Dayton community near Garden City in 1953 and to Creighton in 1979. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret, on May 21, 1972; a great-grandson, Michael Shirley, and two brothers, Robert and Jack. He is survived by five daughters, Dorothy Craig, Knob Noster, Norma Handke, Amoret, Mary Owen, Peculiar, Nancy Lillard, Harrisonville, and Donna Gibson, Urich; 17 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; four brothers, Vernon VanCamp, Grandview, Medley VanCamp, Raytown, Andy VanCamp, Kansas City, Wesley VanCamp Alton; two half-brothers, Charles Lee and Logan Lee; a sister, Estelle Thomas, Liberty; three half-sisters, Sara Lee, Kansas City, Maybelle Lee and Linda Adams; other relatives and many friends. Funeral services were Saturday, April 27, at the Dickey Funeral Home, Garden City. Burial was in Dayton Cemetery, near Garden City.

VANCE, Burton Henry Dr.
1881-1929
Sunset Hill Cemetery, Warrensburg, Johnson Co, MO
Henry County Missouri Man Killed - Concordia KS, Jan 28 1929 - Dr. B. H. Vance, veterinarian, was killed today, when his motor car was struck by a Union Pacific motor train at a crossing just outside of Concordia. Dr. Vance apparently jumped from the car when he saw the train, but the machine was thrown on him. He is survived by the widow and two adult sons. - Kansas City Star. - Dr. Vance was born and reared in Henry county, seven miles south east of Blairstown. He was the son of the late Isaac M. Vance, prominent farmer and stockman of Henry county for more than 50 years. The deceased is survived by his mother, Mrs. I. M. Vance, 79 years old, of Warrensburg; four sisters - Mrs. J. C. Beaty, wife of Judge Beaty, presiding judge of County Court of Henry county; Mrs. Elliott Mothersed and Mrs. Wm. Hampton, of Warrensburg; Mrs. J. W. Howerton, Chilhowee; also three brothers - Frank Vance of Blairstown; Harry Vance prominent hotel and real estate owner of Kansas City, and W. S. Vance, foreman for Swift & Co., Kansas City, Kans. Mrs. H. L. Ross, of Clinton, is a cousin and Mrs. J. K. Reed, of Norris, is an aunt. Dr. Vance practiced his profession two years at Chilhowee, later moving to Concordia, Kans., where he was in partnership a number of years with his father-in-law, Dr. C. H. Gaines. For the past ten years, Dr. Vance has been an extensive breeder and racer of standard bred trotting and pacing horses, having won many blue ribbons at the state fairs of Kansas, Oklahoma and Nebraska, always driving his own horses. The body was taken to Warrensburg for burial, the funeral services being conducted in the Warrensburg Christian church Thursday.

VANCE, Donald P.
1942-1990
Maplewood & Brownington Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
Donald P. Vance, 47, Independence, died Sunday, June 3, at the Independence Regional Hospital. He owned the Guardian Fire and Safety Co. there. He is survived by his mother, Fern Greenfield of Independence, five half-brothers, all of Kansas City, Bill, Curtis, Bobby, Ronald, and Michael Greenfield; three half-sisters, Judy Landis of Independence, Connie Watson of Independence, Shirley Cole of Kansas City. Funeral services will be Wednesday at Sickman-Dunning Funeral Home with burial in Maplewood Cemetery in Brownington.

VANCE, Leo C.
1910-2002
Laurel Oak Cemetery (V), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Oct 25 2002 - Leo C. Vance, 92, Windsor, died Wednesday afternoon, October 23, 2002, at Windsor Health Care and Rehabilitation Center in Windsor. He was born February 17, 1910, in Tulsa, Oklahoma, the son of Lee Vance and Mattie Lee (Hamilton) Vance. On September 10, 1963, in Fulton, Kentucky, he married Viola Irene Sutton, who died July 18, 1990. He worked for Williams Brothers, a petroleum company, in Tulsa, Oklahoma, as a welder, building oil pipelines in all parts of the United States, for many years before his retirement. He is survived by two daughters, Mattie Lee Beller, Tulsa, Oklahoma, and Rosie Johnson, Ft. Smith, Arkansas; three sons, Tommy Vance, Yukon, Oklahoma, Jimmy and Donald Ray Vance, both of the state of Kansas; a stepson, Harold Baker, Jr., Bushnell, Illinois; a brother, C. R. Vance, Arcadia, California; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Graveside services will be Saturday, October 26, at the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

VANCE, Leona Ellen LANE
1878-1957
Floral Hills Cemetery, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
Kansas City Times - Mrs. Leona Ellen Vance, 78, of 3714 Brush Creek Parkway, Kansas City, Mo., died Jan 27, (1957) at the home after an illness of three weeks. Mrs. Vance was born in Henry County, Missouri, and had lived in Kansas City 35 years. She was a member of the First Assembly of God Church. She leaves her husband Walter S. Vance of the home; four daughters, Mrs. John H. Waugh, Raytown, Mrs. Ruth White, Kansas City, Mrs. Herschel Phillips, Long Beach, Calif, and Mrs. William Garrison, Jackson County; a son, Lindsey L. Vance, Denver; a sister, Mrs. Alice Marksberry, Chilhowee, Mo.; nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held in Kansas City on Jan. 30, with burial in Floral Hills. (Family notes from Carolyn Beaty Olson: Leona Ellen Lane Vance was born near Petersburg, to William Henry Lane and Susan Iman Lane on June 22, 1878.)

VANCE, Luther Eugene "Bam"
1894-1939
Antioch Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Luther E. Vance, colored, who had returned from the Veterans' Hospital, Ft. Bayard, in New Mexico, about 2:00 a.m. Friday morning, and had started up to the square shortly before noon that day, was seized with a hemorrhage of the lungs as he reached the yard of the T. B. Holders on North Main Street and was quickly claimed by death. Alabam, as he was called, for many years worked in the O.K. Barber Shop, and during the World War saw foreign service in the Meuse-Argonne battle in France. His dependability, his capacity for work, the jovial sunniness of his disposition made him quite a character among the white people he served with courtesy and the colored folks who respected him. Bam, as he was generally called, born June 2, 1894, is survived by his wife Jeanette of Clinton and a daughter of Kansas City. The funeral services were at the St. James M. E. Church of which he became a member some years ago. Interment was in the colored cemetery north of town, colored veterans serving as pallbearers.

VANCE, William Harry
1883-1956
Sunny Slope Cemetery, Richmond, Ray Co, MO
Kansas City Times-Star - William Harry Vance, owner of numerous real estate tracts, and an oil producer with interests in Okla., Kansas, Calif. and Canada, died yesterday at his apartment at the Wrennmoor Hotel, 919 East Armour Boulevard. Before becoming ill in October, Mr. Vance spent much time organizing the Heart of America Boys Ranch, Inc., near Clinton, Mo. His dream of founding a home for orphan boys began materializing last June when he purchased a 2,329-acre site in Henry County known as the R.J. Green ranch. Mr. Vance was born in Henry County near the large ranch he purchased. Before beginning a varied business career, he attended the old Kansas City School of Law. He had lived here forty-eight years. Among his early real estate ventures here was the building of the Westhaven building 7431 Broadway in 1926. One year later he and his wife opened the Westhaven Hotel and for several years were active leaders in the Waldo area. He also gave the name Westhaven to a 400-acre ranch acquired near Warsaw, Mo., in 1933. Registered dairy goats were sent from the ranch to many parts of the country. The ranch was later traded for property near Branson, Mo. Mr. Vance was chairman of the Republican National Committee in 1936 when the party's slogan was "A Million Dollars from a Million Americans." He never sought public office until 1950, when a group of friends insisted he campaign for a seat in the Missouri legislature He reluctantly agreed to make the race but never actively campaigned. He spent most of the election summer in California. Mr. Vance was a member of the Lions Club and Southside Business Assoc. He also was a member of the Central Presbyterian Church. On 1913 he married Miss Helen Littman, of Richmond, Mo., who survives. He also leaves three sisters; Mrs. J. C. Beaty and Mrs. Kate Howerton, both of the Clinton area, and Mrs. Elizabeth Mosby, Warrensburg, Mo.; a brother, W. S. Vance 3714 Brush Creek Pkwy. and a cousin, Mrs. O. Myking Mehus, 3620 Robert Gillham Rd. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at the Quest-Lile Chapel, Richmond, Mo. Burial will be at Richmond, Mo. (Note: William H. Vance was a son of Isaac M. Vance and Cyrena Cain Vance of Big Creek Twp, Henry Co. Mo.)

VANCLEAVE, Cary A.
1835-1895
Mt. Zion Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Jun 1895 - C. A. Van Cleave, one of the most influential men and stock dealers near Brownington, died Sunday evening, after being afflicted with heart trouble for several months. A cerebral hemorrhage caused his death. Born in Marion county, Ky., Jan. 1, 1835; a resident of this county since 1869; a devoted Christian for over 40 years. Leaves a wife and four grown children. Remains laid to rest in the Mt. Zion cemetery. - Died, June 16, 1895, at his home near Brownington, Cary A. Van Cleave, aged 60 years. Born in Marion county, Ky. and grew to manhood on the farm where he was born. Joined the M. E. Church in early life. October 25, 1855, he married Elizabeth A. Wright of Washington County, Ky. Five children, two daughters and three sons, four surviving - A. J. Van Cleave, C. J. Van Cleave M. D. and Mrs. Sciota Terrill of Henry County and Mrs. C. Z. Meyers of Kansas City. In 1869, he sold his farm in Kentucky and moved to Missouri the following year and bought land three miles southeast of Brownington and made improvements. To this he added from time to time until he had nearly a section of land well improved and was a successful farmer and stock raiser. In 1872 he became a Mason and was a persistent member until his death. In 1880, joined the Brownington Baptist Church and was a faithful member. He had spinal affliction and suffered untold agonies the last nine months of his life, but bore it all with patience and Christian resignation. The end came suddenly, through hemorrhage of the brain. His children were all with him during his sickness and did all that could be done to make him comfortable. After a short religious service at the residence, remains were taken to the Mt. Zion cemetery.

VANCLEAVE, Mabel NEWELL
1870-1905
Maplewood & Brownington Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
Brownington MO, Mar 4 1905 - Mrs. Mabel VanCleave, beloved wife of A. J. VanCleave, and a daughter of Ed and Ann Newill, died Thursday afternoon, February 23, 1905. Born Nov. 12, 1870, age 34. Beforee her marriage she was a teacher in the public school here and also taught music. When young, she united with the Baptist Church. She married A. J. VanCleave March 11, 1890 and they had two children. One preceded her to the other world and she leaves littel John to follow on. Mrs. VanCleave had been in failing health for the last six months. She also leaves her mother and father. Funeral services were at the home. Quite a large cortege of friends followed her remains to her last resting place in the old cemetery.

VANDERBURG, James C. "Jake"
1918-2008
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 10 2008 - James C. (Jake) Vanderburg, 89, died January 6, 2008, in Billings, Montana. He was born October 3, 1918, the middle child of 10 born to James Azrow and Mary (Long) Vanderburg, in Clinton. He worked both with his father in the decorating business and his father-in-law raising hogs. At the age of 21, he enlisted in the Missouri National Guard, then was called into active duty in November 1940. He retired as a Sergeant First Class in 1963, after serving 23 years. He served in Europe with General Patton's 3rd Army. While on leave he married Madeline Jean Ball on February 23, 1946, in Kansas City. Together they raised her daughter Donna Jean Hutson Wilson, and then Donna's daughter, Krista Wilson Wright. His wife of 43 years died in June 1987. After his military service, he owned Jake's DX filling station and the Dairy Dip Drive-In. He also served as the fire chief and on the city council. In 1963, Jake and Jean moved to Billings, Montana, where he worked for RJ Jones & Sons until he retired. After retirement, he was a volunteer at the Billings VA Clinic. Jake was a member of the American Legion Post 4, VFW Post 6774 and DAV Chapter 10, Billings. He was a member of the Elks Club in Billings and had served as Commander of the American Legion and the Honor Guard and many other offices. He was very proud of the awards he received in the military which consist of European, African, Mideast Campaign, American Defense Victory Medal WWII, American Campaign, Good Conduct, Bronze Star for Valor during the Battle of the Bulge in the Ardennes Forest and five Oak Leaf Clusters for the five different battle campaigns he was in. Jake enjoyed the outdoors, hunting, rock hounding and especially fishing in a boat or on the bank, seeking the big one. His love of gardening produced the biggest and best tomatoes. He enjoyed children and could always make them laugh. One of the things the family will always remember about him, he was a free spirited driver. He spent the last 19 years with his beloved companion, Dorothy Rudolf. She put a twinkle in his eyes and a spring in his step. They spent many days at Cooney Reservoir, camping in their Winnebago or traveling. Survivors include his four granddaughters, Krista Wright of Columbus, Montana, Jan Leach of Billings, Montana, Kim Marxer and Jodi Nagy of Great Falls, Montana; also 13 great-grandchildren and 13 great-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Lily Vanderburg and Ada Campbell of Clinton. Memorial services will be held on Friday, January 11, at Funeral & Cremation Gallery, Billings, Montana. Graveside burial will be Saturday, January 12, at Sunset Memorial Gardens, Billings, Montana.

VANDERBURG, Lawrence E.
1921-2003
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jun 9 2003 - Lawrence E. "Lefty" Vanderburg, 82, Excelsior Springs, died Friday, June 6, 2003, at Liberty Hospital. Funeral services were Monday, June 9, at First United Methodist Church, Excelsior Springs. Burial was at Masonic Cemetery, including a Masonic service and military honors. He was born April 14, 1921, to James and Mary (Long) Vanderburg in Clinton. Entering the United States Army in 1942, he fought in the Battle of the Bulge in World War II and was awarded three Bronze Stars. After being discharged as Staff Sergeant in 1946, he married Doris Brecht. She died in May 2000. He worked for Union Electric for 38 years, retiring as a meter superintendent. He belonged to the Masons and Order of Eastern Star. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife and six siblings. Survivors include his daughter and her husband Margaret and Frank Saunier of Jefferson City; siblings, James C. Vanderburg of Billings, Montana, Lilly Vanderburg and Adda Campbell, both of Clinton; grandchildren, Bret Saunier of St. Louis, Cheryl Saunier of Jefferson City and numerous nephews and nieces.

VANDERBURG, Lillie Mae
1923-2012
Englewood Cemetery (V), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Lillie Mae Vanderburg age 88 of Clinton, Missouri passed away, Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2012 at Clinton Healthcare and Rehab Center, Clinton. Funeral Services will be Friday, February 24, 2012, at Northeast Baptist Church, Clinton, with interment in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton. Lillie was born in Clinton, Missouri the daughter of James and Mary Margaret (Long) Vanderburg. She was a waitress in various restaurants in Clinton for over fifty years. Lillie was a member of Northeast Baptist Church, Clinton. She was preceded in death by her parents, James and Mary Vanderburg; three brothers and five sisters. She is survived by her son, Bill Vanderburg and wife Mary of Clinton; sister, Adda Campbell of Clinton; grandchildren, Erin Stout and husband Chris, Nikki Groom and husband Shawn, Dustin Vanderburg, Morgan Vanderburg, Kim Admire and husband Chris and Kari Dodd and husband Kerry; nine great grandchildren as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

VANDERPOOL, Helen I.
1918-2001
Clinton Daily Democrat, Jun 12 2001 - Helen Vanderpool, 89, Clinton, died Tuesday, June 12, 2001, at Westwood. Sickman-Dunning will be in charge of services which will be announced. Mrs. Vanderpool was a member of First Baptist Church of Clinton. Survivors include a son, Ronnie Dale Vanderpool of Buckston, Maryland.

VANDERPOOL, J. W.
1918-2001
Zoar Cemetery, Cainsville, Harrison Co, MO
Clinton Daily Democrat, Jul 30 2001 - J. W. Vanderpool was born January 4, 1918, in Cainsville, son of Tobe and Bess Woodard Vanderpool. He passed away July 16, 2001, at his home in Brownington. He married Jane Thomas on May 1, 1990, at Princeton. He had lived in the Browning area since 1990, moving there from Bethany. He was a member of the Brownington Baptist Church, the Disabled American Veterans and VFW Post 1001, Independence. His parents and one sister, Geraldine Vanderpool, preceded him in death. He is survived by his wife, Jane, of the home; two stepsons, Jim Herron and family, Kansas City, and David Herron and family, Liberty; one stepdaughter, Vicki Schliefert and family, Deepwater; one brother, Jack Vanderpool and family, St. Joseph; three sisters, Wanda Wright and family, Sue Kinneson and family, all of Bethany, and Judy Booth and family, Cainsville; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; two great-great-granddaughters, along with several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held July 18 at Consalus Chapel, Clinton. Burial was in Zoar Cemetery, Cainsville.

VANDEVENTER, Fairy Virginia DOLAN
1910-1991
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Fairy Virginia Vandeventer, daughter of Lee Elmer Dolan and Lola Fleshman Dolan, was born February 22, 1910 in Platte City. She passed away October 3, 1991 at the Sycamore View Nursing Home, Clinton, at the age of 81. She lived in the Kansas City area until 1950. She was a homemaker all her life and enjoyed her extended family and gardening. She is survived by one sister and brother-in-law, Mildred and Bob Tracey, Tacoma, Wa.; one sister-in-law, Louise Dolan, Kansas City; 24 nieces and nephews; 43 great-nieces and nephews, and great-great-nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Joe Vandeventer of Adrain, three sisters and two brothers. Cremation.

VANDIVER, James Lee
1942-2010
Laurel Oak Cemetery (V), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
James Lee Vandiver, age 67, died on February 5, 2010, after complications from pneumonia and Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome. Jim was the beloved husband of Jean, devoted father of Alex (Pamela) and Lee Ann; loving grandfather to George and Alexandra; dear brother of Sue (Paul) Loth, dearest son of the late Dale and the late Margaret Vandiver; and loved dearly by a host of other relatives and very dear friends. Originally from Missouri, Jim met his wife of 44 years while both were teaching high school near Kansas City in 1965. His passion for education continued throughout his professional life spending more than 35 years in educational publishing while residing in Illinois, Texas and California. He was a sportsman, playing football and basketball for Chillicothe High School and later varsity basketball at Missouri Valley College. Jim's lifelong love of golf manifested many friendships and a wealth of memories, including five hole-in-ones. Whether as a high school basketball coach, a coach for his children's junior teams or a mentor to many of his colleagues, Jim always found time to support others in their pursuits. Mr. Vandiver was a member of the Silver Creek Valley neighborhood of San Jose since 1998. He also served on Silver Creek Valley Country Club's Board until the end of 2009. All friends and family are invited to attend a memorial service Saturday, February 13 at the Santa Teresa Hills Presbyterian Church, San Jose, CA.

VANDIVER, Jean ALEXANDER
1940-2014
Laurel Oak Cemetery (V), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Jean Alexander Vandiver, age 74, died on December 2, 2014, after a long battle with cancer. Jean was the beloved wife of the late James Lee Vandiver; devoted mother of Alex (Pamela) and Lee Ann Vandiver; loving grandmother to George, Alexandra, and Sophia; dear sister of Lou Ann (Park) Gray; dear daughter of Jessie Louise and the late Edgar C. Alexander; cherished cousin of Tom (Melissa) Deakins; dear aunt of Stephan (Margie) Gray, Jill (George) Scherer, Andrew (Jenn) and Jon Loth; and loved dearly by a host of other relatives and very close friends. Jean grew up in the Clinton/Windsor, Missouri area. She was the homecoming queen of Clinton High School in 1957 and was a 1958 graduate of Clinton High School. She then moved to Columbia to attend the University of Missouri, graduating in 1962. Jean met her husband of 44 years while both were teaching high school near Kansas City in 1965. Jean taught science and physical education, the latter when that position was not often held by women. Jean was herself a sportswoman, achieving Golf Digest's Most Improved Golfer award in the late 1960s as well as multiple hole-in-ones during her life--the last, a month after her stage IV cancer diagnosis. Her married life with Jim moved her to Illinois, Texas and California which allowed her to develop many lifelong and valued friendships. She treasured her family and left a deep legacy as a devoted wife, mother, sister, daughter, grandmother, educator and friend. And Jean will always be remembered by those who knew her for her bravery, determination and courage in the face of adversity. All friends and family are invited to attend a memorial service Monday, December 29, 2014 at Windsor United Methodist Church. Burial at Laurel Oak Cemetery will immediately follow the service.

VANDYKE, George Huges
1863-1939
Appleton City Cemetery, Appleton City, St. Clair Co, MO
G. H. Van Dyke, businessman of Clinton for many years, and stalwart Presbyterian, died at 9:45 a.m. Friday, February 17, at his home on East Green Street. He had been ill more than a year, though was confined to his bed but part of the time, and there, administered to by his devoted wife, who is also not well, her prayer that she be spared to care for him was answered. George Huges Van Dyke was born May 5, 1863, in Alabama, and as a child of five years came with his parents, George and Hulda Davison Van Dyke to Bates County where his father farmed. He attended rural schools and later Sweet Springs High School. As a young man he went to Rich Hill where he began his paper and paint business and where, in 1887, he was converted and joined the Presbyterian church. He was so devout that, despite his youth, he was made an elder. June 26, 1889, Miss Margaret Williams of Rich Hill, became his bride--the beginning of a beautiful companionship down life's pathway that would have reached its Golden Anniversary in June, a date to which Mr. Van Dyke Looked forward and hoped he would live to see. In July, 1907, after several business changes, Mr. and Mrs. Van Dyke came to Clinton, purchasing the Campbell Paint and Paper Store on the north side of the square. Mrs. Van Dyke assisted her husband in the store, while he was doing redecorating of homes, churches or business houses in the town and country. He was skilled in his work, being a real artist at heart, enjoying design and the harmonious, pleasing combination of color tones. His word in everything was good and with Mr. Van Dyke no contracts were necessary, for he practiced what he taught so many years in the Sunday School--fairness and Christian dealing. Mr. and Mrs. Van Dyke were admirably suited, one to the other, and with her he found complete happiness and congeniality--for he loved her gentle kindness; the dainty, pretty things with which she made their home attractive; the cultural instincts which made her enjoy art and books and above all her sincere spirituality. Hand in hand they walked through life for almost 50 years, one in spirit as well as body--sharing what they had--their work, their leisure--their church--and when in late years, health and strength reduced, they were drawn closer together--their mutual love, a holy of holies. Mr. Van Dyke was a well informed Bible student, a devoted, sincere Christian. He and his wife knew how to divide their lives with lonely hearts who needed and longed for companionship. They gave of themselves for the need of love is often greater than the need for gold. No task was too humble for Mr. Van Dyke to do for his Savior or his church, though he was qualified to do those greater in the Kingdom. Strict in his belief, intolerant of sin, Mr. Van Dyke lived his religion and found happiness. He was an elder of the Clinton Presbyterian Church all his years here and was also a member of the I.O.O.F. Lodge. Surviving are his widow, two brothers, M. D. and V. B. Van Dyke of McAllen, Texas, and one sister Mrs. J. W. Ensley of Schell City, who with her daughter, Miss Lena Ensley, were in Clinton Friday. Funeral services were conducted at the Presbyterian Church, Sunday. Burial was at Appleton City.

VanDYKE, Kemberlea Lynn
1963-2015
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Feb 5 2015 - Kemberlea Lynn VanDyke, 51, of Calhoun, died Sunday, February 1, 2015, at her home. She was born November 18, 1963, in San Diego, California, the daughter of Brenda Jean Keys. On January 16, 1993, she married Eric Dean VanDyke and he survives of the home. Kemberlea was a homemaker and caregiver. She was a very giving person, always doing for others. She had a heart of gold, loving all unconditionally. She loved the outdoors, enjoying all of God's creatures and His creation. In addition to her husband, she is survived by two brothers, Patrick Allen Ball of Edwards and Dale Raymond Kroske of Sedalia, and several nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles. She was preceded in death by her mother in 1996 and her younger brother, Leo James Kroske in 2001. Kemberlea's wishes were to be cremated with family services to be determined at a later date.

VANDYKE, Steven Anderson
1949-2004
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 1 2005 - Steven Anderson VanDyke was born November 18, 1949 in Kansas City, the son of Frank and Doris R. (Weaver) VanDyke, and died at his home in Deepwater on December 17, 2004, at the age of 55 years. He owned and operated VanDyke Painting Company in Deepwater. He was a lifetime member of the D.A.V. and the Paints and Decorators Association. He is survived by his wife Julie, of the home; his mother Doris VanDyke of Belton; his sister Patricia Kelley, Peculiar; his father and mother-in-law George and Delores Bents of Deepwater; two children and numerous nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends. Memorial services were held at Vansant-Mills Chapel, Tuesday, December 21.

VanEATON, Harold Lloyd
1925-1992
Crescent Hill Cemetery, Adrian, Bates Co, MO
Harold Lloyd VanEaton was born October 23, 1925 to A.S. "Punch" and Ortha Pulliam VanEaton near Adrian. Mo. Shortly thereafter, the family moved to Harrisonville. Harold lived in Harrisonville until he entered the Navy. While in the Navy, he was Injured and given an Honorable Discharge. In 1955 Harold became disabled due to his injuries. In 1958 he moved to Calhoun, Mo. and had since lived in the Henry County area. Harold Lloyd VanEaton was a member of the American Legion Post in Calhoun and the Disabled Veterans of America. He passed away on June 2, 1992 at the age of sixty-six years, seven months and ten days. He died in his home with Randal and family in Clinton. He was preceded in death by his mother, father, three brothers, James, Norman. and Ray. He is survived by his sister, Doris Shipley of Freeman; five children, Diana Spitler of Clinton, Jim VanEaton of Oklahoma, Randall VanEaton of the homes Harold L. VanEaton II of Calhoun, and Linda M. VanEaton of Clinton; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Friday, June 5. 1992 at Atkinson Chapel, Harrisonville. Burial was in Crescent Hill Cemetery, Adrian.

VanEATON, James Lloyd
1952-1997
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - James L. VanEaton died Monday, October 20, 1997, in Argile, Texas, at the age of 45. He was born on September 1, 1952, in Independence. Jim attended the Calhoun School System, however, he graduated in 1971 from Clinton High School. He also attended Warrensburg University for two years. Jim was a veteran of the United States Navy, where he served as an air traffic controller on the USS Independence. Jim worked for the Union Pacific Railroad for 17 years. He worked in the state of Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas. He was working in Texas when he died. He is survived by his mother, Ella L. Price and step-father, L. R. "Bud" Price of Clinton; a sister, Diana L. Spitlar and family of Clinton; a brother, Randy B. VanEaton and family of Clinton; a half-sister, Linda M. Oakes of Windsor; a half-brother, Harold VanEaton II of Calhoun; one step-brother, Charles R. Price and family of Camdenton, and two step-sisters, Debbie L. Hestand and family and Pamela S. Charles and family of Clinton. He was preceded in death by his father, Harold L. VanEaton. Funeral services were held Friday, October 24, at Vansant-Mills Funeral Home. Pall bearers were his nephews, Johnny M. VanEaton, Bennie McClymond, Matthew Price, Jerimah McClymond, Tim Charles and George Price. He was laid to rest at Memory Garden, Clinton.

VanEATON, Randall Boyd
1954-2014
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Mar 18 2014 - Randall Boyd VanEaton, 59, Clinton, died Thursday, February 6, 2014, at Golden Valley Memorial Hospital, Clinton. Randy VanEaton was born in Denver, Colorado, to Ella Luretta Price and Harold VanEaton on September 2, 1954. He went to school at Clinton. He married Brenda VanEaton on March 20, 1978, in Miami, OK. He worked as a manufacturer for Rival in Clinton for 25 years. Randy was preceded in death by his brother, James VanEaton, mother, Ella Price, father, Harold, VanEaton, and stepfather, Bud Price. Randy is survived by his sister, Diana Spitler; sister, Linda Gallagher; stepbrother, Charles Price; stepsister, Pamela Charles, and Debbie Heistand and his beautiful daughters, Jodi VanEaton and Jennifer Hess; Jennifer's husband, Thomas Hess, and granddaughters, Jenna, Madelynn and Kasey Hess, as well as Jodi's significant other, Dillon T. Oder. Funeral services were held Monday, February 10, at Vansant-Mills Chapel, Clinton. Interment was in Clinton Memory Gardens, Clinton.

VANGORDEN, Mary Opal ATKINSON
1911-1994
Blairstown Cemetery, Big Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Mary Opal Van Gorden was born June 4, 1911, near Blairstown. Her parents were George and May (Coulter) Atkinson. Before she was a year old she lost her mother in an accident and was raised by her aunt, Anna (Coulter) Gardner Ayers. She spent her entire life in and near Blairstown. She departed from this life November 14, 1994, at the age of 83 years and five months. At an early age, she joined the Methodist Church and served faithfully and ardently. In her youth, she was active in the Epworth League, a youth people's organization of the church. She started out at the age of 14 as a Sunday school secretary. Over the year she served in many capacities, such as superintendent of the Sunday school, on the official board of the church and as a teacher of all ages. Opal served the church later as secretary and treasurer. She was a member of the W.S.C.S. and the Bible study group. After graduating from high school, she attended Central Missouri State College in Warrensburg and taught school until her marriage. She was united in marriage to Howard Van Gorden on June 4, 1941. She and her husband bought the Coulter family farm where she lived until her death. She returned to teaching and received her degree from Central Missouri State University, also credits from the Columbia University, retiring 1980. She was a member of the Golden Valley Hospital Auxiliary. She is survived by several cousins and many friends. She was preceded in death by her husband on March 27, 1979. Funeral services were Thursday, November 17, at the Consalus Chapel in Clinton. Burial was in Blairstown Cemetery.

VANGORDEN, Mildred E. SULLIVAN
1906-1997
Montrose Cemetery, Montrose, Deepwater Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Mildred E. (Sullivan) Vangorden, 91, died Monday, December 22, 1997, at the Clinton Residential Care Center where she had resided the past 13 months. She was born July 21, 1906, near Montrose, the youngest of three daughters born to Ward Beecher and Malva E. (Shoemaker) Sullivan. She was united in marriage to Ted Vangorden on February 23, 1928. To this union was born one son, James Dale, who preceded his parents in death in 1937. They lived on their farm east of Montrose until moving to Clinton in 1974. She enjoyed playing the piano and continued to do so after going to the center. While Ted was living, they enjoyed visiting their relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; her son, Dale; her husband, Ted, in 1977; two sisters, Lena Crouch and Viola Thomas and a number of nieces and nephews. She is survived by 19 nieces and nephews, several cousins and a host of friends. She will be missed by relatives and friends. Funeral services were held Saturday, December 27, at the Vansant-Mills Funeral Home in Clinton. Pall bearers were nephews Floyd Thomas, Ward Thomas, Marvin Thomas, Dennis Thomas, John Mitchel and Delmer Mitchel. Burial was in the Montrose Cemetery.

VANGORDEN, Opal Thelma HARRISON
1914-2004
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Dec 27 2004 - Opal Thelma Harrison VanGorden, 90, died Friday, December 24, 2004, in Indianapolis, Indiana. She was born October 11, 1914, in Deepwater, to Harry M. and Rosa Matter Harrison. She graduated from Deepwater High School in 1930. She married Luther P. VanGorden February 3, 1934, and they celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary before his death in 1984. Mrs. VanGorden and her husband moved to Detroit, Michigan, in 1936 and lived their for 40 years. She was a housewife and volunteer in her church, Grandale Presbyterian. She received a 25-year pin in recognition of her volunteer work for the American Cancer society and also served several years as a volunteer for United Way. She worked as a receptionist for an optometrist, Dr. Morton Sandles, for 14 years. In 1978 she and her husband moved to Indianapolis. In 1979 she joined Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church in Indianapolis, Indiana. For many years she was a volunteer in the Marquette Manor Gift Shop. She also was a volunteer for the Indianapolis Red Cross, making crocheted tracheotomy covers for patients at the Tenth Street Veterans Hospital for more than 15 years. Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, harry F. and Noel VanGorden of Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, and her daughter and son-in-law, Rosemary and Charles Rader of Indianapolis, Indiana. A memorial service will be held at Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church, 4700 West 72nd Street, Indianapolis, Friday, December 31. Internment will follow in the church cemetery.

VANHALL, August
1832-1899
St. Marys Cemetery, Montrose, Deepwater Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Eye, Clinton MO, Feb 11 1899 - Died, at his residence in Montrose about 9:45 p.m. Friday, Feb. 3, 1899, August VanHall, aged about 67. A member of General Fred D. Steele Post 235, Dept. of Mo. G.A.R. He enlisted Sept. 28, 1891 as a musician in the Band of 6th Regt. Mo. Inft. Vols. and was discharged May 12, 1862 by orders of Gen. H. W. Hallack. This was an order to muster all regimental bands out of United States service. He came to Montrose about 1881 or 1882 and engaged in the saloon business, Which he followed until about Jan. 1, 1898, when he sold out to Jake Romans, who still conducts the business. This change was on account of failing health and continued to grow worse until last fall, when he took to his bed and had not been able to be on the street for two months or more before his death. He was a charter member of the Montrose GAR post, organized July 11, 1885. He was buried in the Catholic cemetery Sunday, Feb. 5. The remains were escorted by the members of the Post from the residence to the church, but owing to the intense cold, only a few of them went to the cemetery.

VANHOOZER, John
1847-1935
Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Springfield Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - John Vanhoozer died at his home near Ft. Lyon, Mo., Tuesday, September 3, following a brief illness. He was 88 years and two days of age, and was the last of three brothers and two sisters. John Vanhoozer was born in Tennessee September 1, 1847, son of Sampson and Cynthia Vanhoozer. He grew to young manhood in Tennessee, where he met and married Miss Sarah Bailey, also of that state. To this union were born four sons and two daughters; Geo. and Sampson of Windsor, Mrs. Jess Briggs of Leesville, Mary and David of the home; one son, Jack, passed away in 1929. He moved his family to Missouri while the children were all small. His beloved companion died in 1911. After her death he remained in the same home and his daughter, Mary, and his son, David, cared for him. He had been in poor health several years. In his early manhood he was converted and united with a Baptist church in Tennessee, later he moved his membership to the Tebo Baptist church in Henry County. He was a faithful attendant until later years when he was unable to attend as he lived so far away from church. He leaves besides his children to mourn his passing, one granddaughter, six grandsons, seven great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at Mt. Olivet Baptist church Wednesday. He was laid to rest in the cemetery nearby. The pall bearers were grandsons, Willie and Emery Vanhoozer, Earl and Raymond Briggs, also a grandson by marriage, Verr Harvey, and Ray Wall a neighbor. The funeral was in charge of Wilkinson Funeral Service in Clinton.

VANHOOZER, Laura Ellen CARLETON
1868-1935
Tebo Church Cemetery, Leesville Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Mrs. Jacob Vanhoozer died at her Leesville home Friday at one o'clock after a long siege of illness during which she patiently bore her sufferings and was lovingly cared for by family and friends. Laura Ellen Carleton, tenth child of 12 children of James and Isabell Carleton, was born January 6, 1868, and spent practically all her life in the Leesville community. She was converted when about 15 years of age in a meeting held in the old schoolhouse at Leesville, united with the M. E. church when it was organized, before the new church was built, and led a consistent Christian life. She was united in marriage to Jacob Vanhoozer February 4, 1886, at the home of her parents by Rev. Harney. She went as a bride to Benton County where, for seven years they made their home, returning to Leesville where they since resided. To their union were born two children, Lyndall of the home, and Mrs. Olive Sell, who lives near by and who has been with her mother every day during her entire sickness. Mrs. Vanhoozer is survived by her beloved husband, son and daughter and grandson, Cletus Sell, to whom she was very devoted, also three brothers, Thomas Carleton, of St. John, Kans.; Wm. of Sedalia and Edgar of Leesville. She was good and conscientious, wishing and doing good for all her neighbors and friends and ever urging them to Christian walks in life. Sunday before her passing, when friends and relatives were gathered round she asked that they come close to her bedside, and she gave a loving message for each one present, especially that they all remain consistent Christians to the end. Many flowers were brought during her sickness, when she enjoyed them so much, as her belief was to scatter the flowers along the pathway while here on this earth. The funeral was held at Tebo Sunday under the direction of the Fred Wilkinson funeral service.

VANHOOZER, Moses "Mose"
1850-1932
Clear Creek Baptist Cemetery, Benton Co, MO
Clinton MO - Mose VanHoozer, Aged 82 Years, Died From Injuries Received In Auto Accident - Mose VanHoozer died at his home on South Carter street, Tuesday morning at five o'clock from injuries caused from an automobile accident about 6 o'clock Saturday evening, when the car he was in, overturned and he suffered a broken hip and internal injuries. He was given temporary aid by Dr. Walker until the ambulance brought him to Clinton. Mr. VanHoozer's son, Bert, was driving a Model T Ford toward Clinton, on the A. C. L. Farm-to-Market road, when the loose gravel caused them to go into the ditch, and the car turned over twice. Mr. and Mrs. J. V. VanHoozer were also in the car. Mrs. VanHoozer was painfully injured on the breast and back. J. V. VanHoozer's arm was cut and bruised. Bert VanHoozer's face and head was bruised and the car was wrecked. It was remarkable that any escaped alive. Mose VanHoozer was born in Tennessee 82 years ago in August. When he was about 25 he was united in marriage with Miss Rosa Huff, who died about ten years ago. Two sons blessed this union. One son, Bert, survives. The others son, Osa, died in June. He leaves two brothers, J. V. who lives next door north; and Ike, of Texas. There is one sister, Mrs. Lettie Tindle. It was she they had been to see the day of the fatal accident. Deceased was a good man, a believer in God, and although he had never united with any church his faith was strong. He believed in the doctrines of the Baptist church. He farmed most of his life and lived in the neighborhood of Palo Pinto and Shady Grove until he moved to Clinton several years ago. His funeral will be held in the Clear Creek Baptist church Thursday. His body will be laid in the cemetery nearby, by the side of his wife and son.

VANHOYE, Pierre Joseph Sr.
1924-2003
Longview Memorial Gardens, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Feb 5 2003 - Pierre Joseph Vanhoye Sr., 78, Osceola, died Monday, February 3, 2003, at St. Joseph Health Center. Services will be Thursday, February 6, at D. W. Newcomer's Sons Longview Funeral Home. Interment will be at Longview Memorial Gardens. Mr. Vanhoye was born November 12, 1924, in Bicknell, Indiana, and was a supervisor for Gas Service Co. before retiring. He was an Army Air Corps Veteran of World War II and was awarded two Purple Hearts. He is survived by a daughter, Carole White and husband Larry; son, Pierre Vanhoye, Jr., both of Independence; daughter, Nancy DeLuca and husband Dan, Blue Springs; daughter, Shawn Hart and husband David, Raymore; brothers, Marcel Cretel, Leon Cretel, both of Lincoln, and Roland Cretel, Osceola; nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

VANN, Ardell L.
1925-1994
Arlington Memory Gardens, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Co, OK
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Ardell L. Vann, 69, died November 3, 1994, at Colonial Manor Nursing Home, Midwest City, Oklahoma. He was born April 11, 1925, near Smolan, Kansas, the son of the late L. E. and Alice (Frost) Vann of Urich. He was a veteran of World War II and a member of the Urich American Legion. He was a Jack Cooper Transport driver for over 30 years until his retirement. Surviving are his wife, Mary (Taylor) Vann of Midwest City; four step-children, 10 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren; one brother, Delmar E. Vann of Camdenton, and one sister, Mary Alice Wehmeyer of Creighton, and two nieces and one nephew. Funeral services were held November 7 at Bill Eisenhour Southeast Chapel, Del City, Ok. Burial was in Arlington Memory Gardens, Midwest City, Ok.

VANNATTAN, Alice Marian CLARK
1867-1937
Crescent Hill Cemetery, Adrian, Bates Co, MO
Clinton MO - Mrs. John Nelson Vannattan died at Blairstown at the home of her son, John S. Vannattan, at 9:06 a.m. Sunday, laying aside the burdens of care and illness that had made her an invalid the past year. Though pain had curtailed her usual activities, it had not dimmed her fine spirit and she was conscious up to the last and radiated to her children and her devoted sisters the love and hope that were the sustaining forces of her life. Alice Marian Clark was born June 4, 1867, at Edina, Knox County, Mo., and there grew to womanhood, marrying John Nelson Vannattan, then a farmer of the community, December 25, 1885. Eleven children blessed their union, all of whom survive, save three little daughters who died in early childhood. The past four years Mr. and Mrs. Vannattan had made their home with their son, John, who lavished a devoted consideration on both parents, especially the gentle mother who bore untold suffering with fortitude and courage. Mrs. Vannattan gave her heart to the Christ when a girl of 16 and from her close walk with Him drew a comfort and happiness that expressed itself in love for the Christian church where she gave generously her talents and played for all services, as she was a talented pianist. Her Christianity further manifested itself in sweet gentleness to her children, kindness to her neighbors, all of whom loved her, resignation to her affliction, and a thoroughly unselfish life. Mrs. Vannattan was a great home lover, delighting in the orderliness of systematic management, ambitious for her children, a needlewoman of skill, who not only delighted in the creation of lovely fancy work, attractive quilts and warm comforters, but in the homely tasks of mending that is the secret of thrift and well being. Surviving Mrs. Vannattan are her husband, sons, John S. of Blairstown, Taylor L., Dewey of Holden, Albert of Perry, Kans.; daughters, Mesdames Bessie Dade of Sheldon, Pansy Foley, Pleasant Hill, Ella Mae Ritter, Merwin, Mo., and Ethel Bell Simpson, Kansas City, Mo.; one brother, Albert Clark, of Lees Summit; and five sisters, Mesdames J. W. Mankins and E. B. Gates of Oklahoma City, Okla., J. M. Bills of Creighton, Mo., and Rit Fish of St. Paul, Kans.; 27 grandchildren and three great grandchildren. The funeral services were conducted Monday at the Wilkinson Funeral Home and the body was taken to Crescent Hill cemetery at Adrian for burial.

VANNATTAN, Billy D.
1932-2004
Lincoln Cemetery, Lincoln, Benton Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Nov 1 2004 - Billy D. Vannattan, 72, Lincoln, died Thursday, October 28, 2004, at his home in Lincoln. He was born July 30, 1932, in Blairstown, the son of John and Hester Mae Payton Vannattan. On February 24, 1951, he married Marilyn Roades in Harrison, Arkansas, making their home in the Kansas City area. He was employed by Welders Products and Services of Kansas City for 30 years, before retiring to Lincoln in 1985. He was preceded in death by his wife Marilyn, on April 21, 1990, and his parents and three brothers. He is survived by four sons, Robert Vannattan, Forsyth, Montana, John Vannattan, Edwards, Billy Vannattan, Harrisonville, and Michael Vannattan, Lincoln; two daughters, Marilyn Butler, Orrick, and Patricia Perkins, Lee's Summit; one sister, Helen Sue Eager, Clinton; 17 grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren, other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held Sunday, October 31, at Northeast Baptist Church, Clinton. Burial was in Lincoln Cemetery.

VANNATTAN, John R.
1953-2012
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Dec 5 2012 - John R. Vannattan, 59, Edwards, died Tuesday, December 4, 2012, at his home. He was born on January 24, 1953, in Clinton, the son of Billy Dean and Marilyn Roberta Roades Vannattan. He graduated from Truman High School in Independence in 1971 and was then drafted into the United States Army and served in Vietnam. After his discharge in 1973, he returned to Independence and worked around the Kansas City area doing residential construction and bricklaying until moving to the Warsaw area in 1983. On February 25, 1984, he married Shelena Duckworth in Edwards. He was the owner of Lake Country Docks, constructing docks all over the Lake of the Ozarks. In 1994 he suffered a severe head injury and could no longer build docks so he became certified in marine mechanics and opened Lake Country Marine and worked on boats in Edwards until his health failed him. John was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Billy Vannattan. He is survived by his wife, Shelena, of the home; one son, Cody Vannattan of Warsaw; one daughter, Johnnie Vannattan of Edwards; two grandchildren, James and Bobbie Baumli of Edwards; two brothers, Mike Vannattan of Edwards and Bob Vannattan of Forsyth, Montana; two sisters, Marilyn Butler of Orrick and Patricia Perkins of Osceola, other relatives and many friends. Memorial services and military honors will be held at Reser Funeral Home in Warsaw, Thursday, December 6.

VANNATTAN, Roger Allen
1949-2011
Stones Chapel Cemetery, Walker Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Mar 16 2011 - Roger Allen Vannattan, 61, Montrose, died at Lake Ridge Hospital in Osage Beach on Wednesday, March 9, 2011. He was born August 28, 1949, in Clinton, the son of Johnnie Allen and Zelpha (Hamilton) Vannattan. He was a longtime resident of Montrose. He graduated in 1969 from Desoto, Kansas. On July 4, 1988, he married Lucille Pauline "Paula" Kirk. Preceding him in death were his parents, an infant daughter, Katrina Carlene Vannattan. Surviving are his wife, Paula Vannattan, of the home; sons, Lonnie Vannattan and wife Cherie, Archie, Roger Allen Vannattan II of the home, Travis Wayne McNeely, Butler, and daughter Trina Clay and husband Matt, Clinton; grandchildren, Dustin and Samantha Vannattan, Nick McNeely, Shona and Daphine Clay, Isabel, Memphis, and Taylin McNeely and Mason O'Bannon-McNeely; great-grandchild Brayden Isaac Liles, as well as many nephews, cousins, along with countless other family and friends. Funeral services were Monday, March 14, at the Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel, Osceola, with burial in Stone Chapel Cemetery, Montrose.

VANNOSTER, Elsie M. NOWELL
1891-1933
Stones Chapel Cemetery, Walker Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Mrs. Jesse Vannoster died very suddenly at her home in the Stones Chapel neighborhood between five and six o'clock Tuesday evening, December 26, with a heart attack. She had been in her usual good health and had been to the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Nowell, at Montrose, where she had done their weekly washing. She came home and gathered the eggs, then she sat down, exhausted, and told her husband, "I am short of breath. I believe I am going to have a heart attack." Before her husband or her son could get help she was lifeless. Mrs. Vannoster was born December 16, 1889, in Henry County. She was married to Jesse Vannoster December 25, 1909. Mrs. Vannoster was one of the finest Christian women the Eye has ever known. She radiated happiness and good cheer to all, and the merry twinkle in her eyes left one with a warmer feeling after meeting her. She was jolly and enjoyed a hearty laugh as she always had a good time wherever she went. Interwoven with her bright outlook was the happiness and peacefulness of the true Christian. She belonged to the Stones Chapel Cumberland Presbyterian church and was a valued member of the Women's Missionary Society. To her belonged the contentment that comes from a complete confidence in her Maker. She was ever watchful of both the physical and spiritual welfare of her family, seeing that they were not only well-fed and warmly clad but were trained to follow the Christ. In trouble or sickness, Mrs. Vannoster was always present to lend a soothing touch, a helpful hand, or a kindly word. She gave with both her hand and her heart, and no task was too great for her to do. her last day was spent helping her parents with their washing, symbolic of the life of helpful kindness which was hers. She served as the Eye's valued Stones Chapel correspondent for a number of years, and the editor always enjoyed a visit from Mrs. Vannoster with her cheery voice and happy smile. She is survived by her husband, one daughter, Mrs. Edward Doll, south of Urich, and one son, Howard, of the home; also two grandchildren, whom she loved devotedly. One brother, James Nowell, who lives in Kansas, and her parents, at Montrose. The funeral will be held at Stones Chapel Thursday afternoon and burial in the cemetery nearby.

VanORMER, Doris Iline
1930-2016
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Doris I. VanOrmer, 85, Clinton, died Saturday, April 9, 2016, at St. Luke's Hospice House in Kansas City. Doris was an excellent seamstress. She also enjoyed quilting and knitting. Doris delighted in making the grand kids booties and afghans. She enjoyed yard work, especially working In her flower gardens. Doris belonged to a canasta club, but she especially loved playing cards with her girls. Anytime her family needed her, she was always there for them. She enjoyed writing letters to her three daughters. Doris was a very hard worker and wasn't afraid to work. She was a very detailed and organized person. Jobs she had included working as an operator for United Telephone Co., secretary at Hamilton School, dietitian for all Clinton public schools, In the dentist office of Dr. Max Cull, the assembly line of the General Motors plant In Kansas and Keil's Jewelry in Clinton, from where she retired. The cities where she lived were Osceola, Clinton, Lee's Summit and then back to Clinton over the course of her life. Among survivors are her three daughters and their children, Paula Hoy, grandson, Robert P Hoy (T. J.), two granddaughters, Christina L. Looney (Rodney) and Dee Ann Durbin (Jim), along with four great-granddaughters and two great-grandsons; Patricia Rist, two grandsons, Troy Kampe (Taryn), Shane Kampe (Josie), and two great-grandchildren, Quinn and Avery; Deborah Gill, two grandsons, Timothy Goth (Stephanie), Anthony Goth (Heide), one great-granddaughter, Taylor Goth, and one great-grandson, Cody Hasek. Funeral services were held Friday, April 15, at Vansant-Mills Chapel, Clinton. Interment was in Vansant Road Cemetery, Clinton.

VANORMER, Florence INGRAM
1908-1991
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Florence Ingram was born in Holden February 12, 1908, the daughter of James Albert Ingram and Mary Barkley Ingram. She passed away at her home in Clinton July 11, 1991, after an illness of several months. She was married to Paul VanOrmer and the couple moved to Clinton in the early 1940s where Paul was employed as a conservation agent. She worked for several years for the J.C. Penney Company in Clinton, then later operated a kennel for small animals north of Clinton. She was a member of the United Methodist Church in Clinton, the Twilight Garden Club, the Golden Valley Hospital Auxiliary and the Extension Club. She is survived by three sons, William Paul and James R. (Tootie) of Clinton and Gerald (Jerry) of Omaha, Nebraska; a sister, Alberta Nettleton, Grapevine, Texas; nine grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren and a large circle of friends. Funeral services were Saturday, July 11, 1991, at the Consalus Chapel, Clinton. Burial was in Clinton Memory Gardens.

VANORMER, James Robert
1934-1993
Englewood Cemetery (V), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - James Robert VanOrmer was born September 28, 1934, in Osceola, the son of Paul and Florence (Ingram) VanOrmer. He passed away July 17, 1993, at his home in Clinton at the age of 58. He grew up in Clinton and attended school here and graduated from Clinton High School in 1952. He was married to the former Kathleen Trainer and to this union two sons were born. They made their home for many years in Omaha, Nebraska. He was a sales manager for Napa Auto Parts in Omaha. He was with this company for 30 years before retiring and moving back to Clinton in 1983. He was a member of the United Methodist Church of Clinton. He is survived by his wife, Kathleen, of the home; two sons, David Wayne VanOrmer, Kileen, Texas, and Brian Keith VanOrmer, Omaha, Nebraska; two brothers, William Paul VanOrmer, Clinton, and Jerry Van Ormer, Omaha, Nebraska; five grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were Tuesday, July 20, 1993, at the United Methodist Church in Clinton. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery.

VANORMER, Kathleen TRAINER
1935-2006
Englewood Cemetery (V), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Feb 15 2006 - Kathleen VanOrmer, 70, Clinton, died Wednesday, February 15, 2006, at her home. Funeral services will be Friday, February 17, at Vansant-Mills Chapel with burial in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton. She was born in Clinton. She was married to James Robert VanOrmer, who died July 17, 1993. She is survived by two sons, Davie Wayne VanOrmer of Kileen, Texas, and Brian Keith VanOrmer of Omaha, Nebraska; one brother John Trainer of Osceola; one sister, Mary Helen Hosack of Evansville, Indiana, as well as a number of grandchildren.

VanORMER, Mary Ellen "Mevo" DeHART FAIRCHILD
1936-2013
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Mar 21 2013 - Mary Ellen (DeHart) Van Ormer, MEVO, 76, Clinton, died Sunday, February 17, 2013, at St. Luke's East Medical Center in Lee's Summit. She was born June 14, 1936, in Columbus, Kansas, the daughter of Albert Thomas DeHart and Sybil Kathryn Miller. She married William Paul "Bill" Van Ormer on November 24, 1984, in Clinton. He preceded her in death on December 31, 2011. She was a graduate of Richmond High School, Richmond. She was employed as a secretary with the Henry County Prosecutor's Office from 1978 to 2001. MEVO was a member of the Clinton United Methodist Church, Mid-Day Optimist Club, Alpha Rho Sorority, Henry County Quilters Guild and Canasta Club. She enjoyed quilting, crocheting, cross-stitching, reading and fishing. Surviving are a son, Brian Kent Fairchild and his wife, Ellen; a daughter, Darsi Dawn Valdez and Meldan Engeman; three grandchildren, Matthew Thomas Valdez, John Taylor Fairchild and Katherine Jane Fairchild, all of Greenwood; two brothers, Bruce Carter DeHart of Wimberly, Texas, and Lynn Stuart DeHart of Gladstone, and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, David Kent DeHart, and a sister, Phyllis Gayle Hickman. Funeral services were held Saturday, February 23, at the Clinton United Methodist Church. Burial was in Clinton Memory Gardens Cemetery, Clinton.

VANORMER, William Paul "Bill"
1927-2011
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
William Paul "Bill" Van Ormer, 84, of Clinton, Missouri, died Saturday, December 31, 2011 at the Golden Living Center, Westwood, in Clinton. He was born August 20, 1927 in Osceola, Mo., the son of Paul Van Ormer and Florence Alma (Ingram) Van Ormer. On November 24, 1984 he married Mary Ellen DeHart Fairchild. She survives of the home. Bill was employed as a carpenter for Wiedemann Construction and later with the Crane Construction Company. He was a member of the Methodist faith, the Clinton Elk's Lodge 1034, Clinton Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 1894, and was a graduate of Clinton High School. Bill was an Eagle Scout and was a member of the Tribe of Mic-O-Say. He also showed many championship Setters through the American Kennel Club. In his spare time he enjoyed woodworking, hunting, and fishing with his grandchildren. In addition to his wife Mary Ellen, surviving are three daughters, Paula Hoy of Lee's Summit, Mo., Patricia Rist of Independence, Mo., Debbie Gill of Harrisonville, Mo., one stepdaughter, Darsi Valdez of Greenwood, Mo.; one stepson, Brian Fairchild and his wife Ellen of Greenwood, Mo.; ten grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and one brother Gerald Condon Van Ormer and his wife Marilyn of Omaha, Nebraska. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother James Robert (Tootie) Van Ormer. Memorial services will be Friday, January 6, 2012 at the Bradley & Hadley Funeral Home, Clinton. Burial will be in Clinton Memory Gardens Cemetery.

VANORSDALE, Edmond L.
1936-1994
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Edmond L. Van Orsdale was born January 1, 1936 in Mt. Moriah, Mo., the son of Laurie Edmond and Velma Pauline (Davis) Van Orsdale. He passed away Thursday, January 27, 1994 at his home near Clinton at the age of 58. Edmond lived in Cedar Rapids, Iowa before moving to Clinton eight years ago. Ed attended McKinley High School in Cedar Rapids and played football. He joined the U.S. Marines after high school and served in the Korean War. After the service he worked for Rockwell Collins Radio. Ed was married to Shirley Strong and to this union three sons were born. He moonlighted teaching dance at the Arthur Murray Dance Studio. Edmond later worked for a tree service and started his own tree business, which he ran for many years. Edmond moved to Colorado and then to Clinton to be near his sister, Karen. Edmond was an avid sportsman and loved to fish. He is survived by three sons, James Van Orsdale, St. James, Mo., David Van Orsdale, Las Vegas, Nevada, and Larry Van Orsdale, Casper, Wyoming; one daughter, Debbie Shuman, Las Vegas, Nevada; his mother, Pauline Klinge, Michigan; two sisters, Karen Williams, Clinton, and Joyce Schroder, Swisher, Iowa; and four grandchildren. Funeral services were Monday, January 31, 1994 at Consalus Chapel.

VANOSTER, Paul Claton
1928-1997
Leavenworth National Cemetery, Leavenworth, Leavenworth Co, KS
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Paul Claton VanOster, son of Pearl and Jessie King VanOster was born September 27, 1928, and died Sunday, March 2, 1997, at Veterans Medical Center, Kansas City. Paul's career was with the United States Army. Paul is survived by his son, John VanOster of Toledo, Ohio; one brother, Bobby VanOster of Belton; one sister, Wilma Palmer of Henrietta, as well as a number of nieces and nephews. Memorial services were held at the Vansant-Mills Chapel Saturday, March 8. Burial was in the National Cemetery, Leavenworth, Kansas.

VANSANDT, Bliss Jr.
1917-1996
Crescent Hill Cemetery, Adrian, Bates Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Funeral services for Bliss Vansandt, Jr., 78, Harrisonville, were Thursday, December 5, 1996, at the Dickey Funeral Home there. Mr. Vansandt was well-known in Democratic political circles in western Missouri. He was a former administrator for Cass County and earlier, had been a partner in a dairy farm and the Archie Lumber Company. He was an active member of the Shrine and was an Air Force veteran, serving in World War II. Survivors include his wife, Dottie, of the home, and numerous other family members. He was buried at Crescent Hill Cemetery near Adrian.

VANSANT, Arthur Lee
1875-1960
Bear Creek Cemetery, Bear Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
The Clinton Eye, Clinton MO, Tuesday, May 24 1960 - Last rites for Arthur L. Vansant, 84, Montrose, third youngest of nine children of Samuel A and Elizabeth Voyles Vansant, who died May 16, were conducted May 19, at Bear Creek Methodist Church. Interment was in Bear Creek Cemetery under the direction of Schaberg Funeral Home.

VANSANT, Bernice E. WOODWARD EVERMAN
1914-2014
Englewood Cemetery (V), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jul 29 2014 - Bernice E. Vansant, 99, died Thursday, July 3, 2014, at Clinton Healthcare and Rehabilitation, Clinton. Bernice was born September 5, 1914, in Searcy, Arkansas. She worked for Grace Company in Belton as a seamstress for 25 years. Bernice loved to quilt and garden. She was preceded in death by her parents, husbands, Don Everman and Emmett Vansant, and a son, Wilson Everman. Survivors include two sons, Loren Everman and Bill (Pat) Everman, both of Clinton; daughter, Marlene Oshields of Burkburnett, Texas; stepchildren, Carl Vansant of Kansas City and Jane Sinclair of Ohio; two sisters, Wilma Means and Olivebelle Bronk, both of Stillwell, Oklahoma; 11 grandchildren, as well as numerous great-grandchildren. Graveside services were held Wednesday, July 9, at Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

VANSANT, Cecil Leighton "Van"
1907-2005
Sunset Memorial Park, Twin Falls, Twin Falls Co, ID
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Feb 24 2005 - Cecil Leighton "Van" Vansant, 97, Murtaugh, Idaho, died Saturday, February 12, 2005, at Park View Care and Rehabilitation Center in Burley, Idaho. Leighton was born in LaDue, July 23, 1907, to Arthur Lee Vansant and Luella Gutridge Vansant. He married Frances Meyers April 27, 1933. They moved to Idaho in 1934 and had lived in the Murtaugh area since that time. Leighton spent many years as a house painter all over Magic Valley. He enjoyed camping, hunting and especially fishing. He spent a lot of time with his extended family, enjoying family reunions and made many trips to Missouri to visit relatives there. In later years, he enjoyed going to lunch with his nieces and nephews. Leighton was a loving husband to Frankie, who preceded him to death. He was also preceded in death by one son, Bill Brown; his parents; three brothers and one sister. He is survived by a daughter-in-law, Betty Brown, Twin Falls, Idaho; one granddaughter, Amber Hansen; one great-grandson, David Brown; one sister-in-law Mary Vansant of Heyburn, and numerous nieces and nephews. A celebration of Leighton's life was held Thursday, February 17, at Reynolds Funeral Chapel. Burial followed in Sunset Memorial Park, Twin Falls, Idaho.

VANSANT, Eleanor Christine "Pat" MILLER
1930-2012
Englewood Cemetery (V), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Dec 27 2012 - Eleanor Christine (Pat) Vansant, 81, died peacefully in her sleep on December 6, 2012, in Jefferson City at the home of her son, Tom Vansant, and his wife, Suzy Shelton. In her last years, Pat underwent the "long goodbye" of Alzheimer's disease. Born in St. Louis on December 23, 1930, "Patsy" grew up in a loving family that included many aunts, uncles and cousins. There she graduated from Southwest High School in 1948 and on January 1, 1952, married US Army Lieutenant Robert E. (Bob) Vansant. Army service took the newlyweds to Watertown, NY. Pat loved to recount memories of their harsh winter there. After Bob's subsequent Army duty in Washington, DC and Korea, they settled in Kansas City, where Bob, an engineer and attorney, worked at Black & Veatch until his death in 1985. Pat was a dedicated wife and mother; family was the center of her life. She made a warm and welcoming home for her six children and their many friends. Their entire family was active in the church community at Linwood Methodist Church and later at Central United Methodist Church. Prominent on the family's calendar was the New Year's Day open house, a regular event for many years. Hundreds of friends, family, colleagues and community members were warmly hosted in their Crestwood-neighborhood home in Kansas City. As her children grew into adulthood, Pat frequently accompanied Bob on his many business trips. Trips to central U.S. destinations were often made by car and Bob was pleased "to leave the driving to Pat," who loved to drive. Pat was passionate about reading, politics and powdered sugar donuts. Yet she was most proud of all her children and their accomplishments. Pat is reunited in Heaven with many family and friends -- especially Bob; parents, Florence and Justus C. Miller, and sister, Ruby O'Hara. Pat is survived by her six children, Catherine Cook, Atlanta, GA, Linda (Doug) Ritterskamp, St. Louis, Susan (Reese) Groshong, Columbia, Rev. Thomas (Suzy Shelton) Vansant, Jefferson City, Carol (Mike) Kelleher, Houston, and Ann (Greg) Sebert, Dallas. She is also survived by 14 grandchildren, her pride and joy: Michael Cook and Emily (nee Cook) Combs; Tammy Ritterskamp; Natasha and Tommy Groshong; Lainie, Robbie, Daniel, Nellie, Stella and Judy Vansant, and William, Matthew, and Molly Sebert. The family will hold a graveside service at Englewood Cemetery in Clinton on January 4.

VANSANT, Elizabeth Jane VOYLES
1842-1930
Ladue Cemetery, Davis Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Mrs. Elizabeth Vansant passed from this life into the life eternal at 6:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 6th. She had been ill of pneumonia for about a week. Elizabeth Jane Voyles was born July 11, 1842, in Madison county, Illinois, and was united in marriage, in that state, to S. A. Vansant, Oct. 16, 1862. They came to Missouri in the year of 1868, settling on the farm, two miles northwest of LaDue, at which place she passed away. Her husband preceded her in death nine years ago. They were among the most highly respected Henry county pioneers. To them were born nine children, all living except one, Mrs. Emma Barr, who passed away in Sept., 1888. Those left to mourn the death of a kind and loving mother are: G. F. Vansant, J. H. Vansant, A. L. Vansant and Mrs. Mattie Fellhauer, all of near the home; Mrs. Gale Grider, of Illinois; T. D. Vansant and Mrs. Ida Lawson, living in Clinton, and J. A. Vansant, at home, who has cared for her since the death of the husband and father. Mrs. Vansant was unusually active for one past 87 years of age. Her home was a place where not only the children and their families delighted to gather, but all who knew her found pleasure in visiting in her home. She could tell of so many interesting incidents of the early days. She was a member of the LaDue Christian church, practicing in her everyday life the teachings of the Master. Funeral services were held at the Christian church in LaDue, last Friday. Burial was in the LaDue cemetery.

VANSANT, Emmett Allen
1900-2002
Englewood Cemetery (V), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Aug 13 2002 - Emmett Vansant, 102, died on August 10, 2002. He was born and lived his entire life within a few miles of Clinton. He loved his community and had numerous friends. He was a businessman and farmer for practically all of his adult life. Emmett was born in a log cabin near Bear Creek, the second son of Thomas and Elnora Vansant. He, his two brothers and two sisters (all deceased) went to the Elm Branch School near LaDue. Emmett and his first wife, Elinor (deceased) were married for more than 50 years. They had three children - Bob (deceased), Jane and Carl - who brought much joy to their lives. Emmett was especially proud of his children and their families, including his 11 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren. Following Elinor's death, Emmett married Julia Hendrich. They were married for 20 years before her death in 1996. Emmett then found a loving caring partner, Bernice Woodward Everman. They were married in March 1997. Emmett's grandson, Tom Vansant, a Methodist minister, presided at their union. For his entire adult life, Emmett was active in the Clinton United Methodist Church. He was a grateful servant of Christ and enjoyed his membership in this Christian community. Emmett will be greatly missed by his loving family. A family burial service took place at graveside in Englewood Cemetery on Tuesday, August 13. A memorial service will be held Wednesday, August 14, at the Clinton United Methodist Church.

VANSANT, James Abner
1869-1956
Ladue Cemetery, Davis Twp, Henry Co, MO
The Clinton Eye, Clinton MO, Tuesday, Mar 27 1956 - SERVICES THURSDAY FOR J. A. VANSANT - Funeral rites for James Abner Vansant, 86, LaDue, Mo., well known retired farmer and native Henry Countian, who died at the Clinton General Hospital Mar. 20 1956, were conducted Mar. 22, at the LaDue Christian Church. Burial was in LaDue Cemetery under the direction of Vansant Funeral Home. James Abner Vansant was born Aug. 11, 1869, near LaDue, one of nine children of Samuel A. and Elizabeth Voyles Vansant. Two sisters and two brothers preceded him in death. His birthplace remained his home until about three years ago when he moved to LaDue. Mr. Vansant, who had never married, lived alone. He was found unconscious on Mar. 17 by relatives and neighbors, having suffered a stroke from which he never regained consciousness. Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Will A. Fellhauer, Clinton, and Mrs. Gail Grider, Bloomington, Ill; two brothers, Arthur, Montrose, and Tom, Clinton; several nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

VANSANT, Joel Henry "Pink"
1867-1940
Bear Creek Cemetery, Bear Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - J. H. Vansant, old and respected resident of LaDue for about 70 years, died at the home of his sister-in-law, Mrs. Fannie Reed, of Ionia early Wednesday morning, March 6, 1940. Joel Henry Vansant was born in Illinois, near Stanton, August 10, 1867, and came with his parents, Samuel and Elizabeth Voyles Vansant, as an infant to a farm west of LaDue. Mr. Vansant attended the Elm Branch School and as a young man became a carpenter by trade, an able workman and fine upright individual. He was a member of the LaDue Christian Church in his youth, but several years go transferred his membership to the LaDue North Methodist Church. December 24, 1890, he married Miss Artie Elledge, who died in August 1923. Mr. Vansant was again married June 28, 1928, to Miss Florence Willis of Ionia, who died several years ago. He is survived by four brothers, Frank G., of near Montrose; James A., of near LaDue; Arthur L., of Montrose and Thomas David of Clinton; three sisters, Mrs. Gail Grider of Bloomington, Ill.; Mrs. Mattie Fellhauer and Mrs. Ida Lawson of Clinton. Mr. Vansant, who had lived alone since the death of his second wife, had lately been cared for by Mrs. Reed, as he was not well.

VANSANT, Julia Leota STEVENS HENDRICH
1905-1996
Englewood Cemetery (V), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Julia Leota Vansant, daughter of John and Della (Wilson) Stevens, was born January 7, 1905, in Henry County, and died September 21, 1996, at the Westwood Nursing Home in Clinton at the age of 91 years. She was a lifelong area resident. She worked for McCune's Ladies Wear. She was a member of the Clinton United Methodist Church and the Mt. Carmel Quilting Club. Leota was married to Frederick L. Hendrich and to this union six children were born. Mr. Hendrich preceded her in death on October 12, 1944. She was later married to Emmett A. Vansant who survives. She is also survived by four sons, Linvill Hendrich, Danville, California, John L. Hendrich, Kansas City, Chester E. Hendrich, North Augusta, South Carolina, and Donald L. Hendrich, El Paso, Texas; two daughters, Peggy Ann Clouse, Kansas City, and Mary Kay Stephens, Lawrence, Kansas, and 15 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the Clinton United Methodist Church Tuesday, September 24. Burial was in the Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

VANSANT, Luella GUTRIDGE
1882-1966
Bear Creek Cemetery, Bear Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
The Clinton Eye, Clinton MO, Tuesday, Jun 14 1966 - Last rites for Mrs. Luella Vansant, 84, Clinton, who died Friday, June 10, at 12 o'clock noon at the Clinton General Hospital where she had entered that morning, were held Monday, June 13, at the Bear Creek Methodist Church. Burial was in Bear Creek Cemetery under the direction of R.E. Nichols Funeral Chapel of Clinton. Mrs. Luella Vansant was born Feb. 10, 1882, a daughter of the late James H. and Susan Miller Gutridge. On Feb. 16, 1899, she married Arthur L. Vansant and to this union six children were born. Mr. Vansant preceded her in death May 16, 1960. Also preceding her were two sons, an infant and Richard who was killed in an accident in 1950. She always had lived in the Bear Creek and Montrose communities until the death of her husband. She then at first made her home with her daughter, Mrs. Ione McMenemy, of the Coal Community, where she was given loving care by the daughter and husband James. For the past 22 months she had been a patient at a rest home in Clinton. Mrs. Vansant was converted at an early age and joined the Bear Creek Methodist Church. She was a faithful member there with the exception of a few years in Montrose and when Bear Creek Church recently closed she transferred her membership, Feb. 4, 1966, to Coal Methodist Church. She wanted to have her name on an active church roll, a commendable trait in a person. She joined the Woman's Society of Christian Service at Coal Oct. 24, 1962, and was a valued member of the society. Mrs. Vansant taught a primary class at the Baptist Church in LaDue when 14 years of age. She was always active in church work and taught classes for years. She loved the Bible and was a devout Christian, rearing her children in the Christian faith. Devoted to her family and a faithful companion, wife and mother, she will be remembered for her thoughtfulness, her kindness and her friendliness. She loved people and all who knew her loved her. She loved to be in church and with Christian friends. Surviving are three sons: Leighton, Murtaugh, Ida., Reginald, Heyburn, Ida., and Leon, Spokane, Wash.; a daughter, Mrs. James (Ione) McMenemy Clinton; two sisters, Mrs. Charles (Lena) Greenhalge, Branson, Mrs. Tressie Pippinger, Denver, Colo., two brothers, John and Beryl Gutridge, of California; 16 grandchildren; 41 great-grandchildren, many other relatives and many friends.

VANSANT, Mary Isabel CARTER
1908-2005
Sunset Memorial Park, Twin Falls, Twin Falls Co, ID
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Oct 19 2005 - Mary Isabel Vansant, a 97-year-old resident of Heyburn, Idaho, passed away Tuesday, October 4, 2005, at her home in Heyburn with her family by her side. Mary was born March 13, 1908, to Caroline and Robert Carter at Chloe, Missouri. She attended school in Clinton. She married Reginald Vansant on July 30, 1927, at Clinton. The couple had celebrated their 69th wedding anniversary before his death in 1996. They farmed in Missouri, Kansas and for many years at Milner. Besides assisting in farming and raising seven children, she worked at potato processing, retiring from Ore-Ida. For the last 42 years she had lived in Heyburn. Mary enjoyed fishing and camping trips with her family. Her last trip being a 10-day trip in July of this year! In the last years when she wasn't as active, she loved sitting in her chair at the dining room window enjoying the birds, flowers, neighborhood activities and waiting for frequent visits from her kids and several generations of grandkids. She was preceded in death by her parents, four sisters, a brother, her husband Reginald R. Vansant, daughter Carolyn Hendrick, two grandsons and three sons-in-law. She is survived by her daughters, Marjorie Bradshaw of Murtaugh, Shirley Ziegler of Tonapah, Nevada, Betty Lane of Heyburn, Janet (Melvin) Brady of Caldwell, Sharon (Terry) Lee of San Dimas, California, and one son, Davis (Karen) Vansant of Heyburn, also numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews. A funeral was held Saturday, October 8, at Hansen Mortuary Burley Chapel, 321 East Main Street. Burial was in Sunset Memorial Park in Twin Falls, Idaho.

VANSANT, Reginald "R. R."
1905-1996
Sunset Memorial Park, Twin Falls, Twin Falls Co, ID
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Reginald "R.R." Vansant, 91, Heyburn, Idaho, died Wednesday, October 30, 1996, at his home. He was born April 17, 1905, the son of Arthur Lee and Louella Vansant in Clinton. He married Mary I. Carter, July 30, 1927, in Clinton. He was a farmer in Missouri, Kansas and many years at Milner, Idaho. He worked at Ore Ida in Burley for 10 years and retired at 84 years old from the State of Idaho Inspection service. He loved his fishing streams, family camping trips, meals with his family and friends in the backyard, fishing trips with his brother Leighton. He loved traveling back to Missouri to visit friends and family. He loved his family, believed in God and was counted on to do more work than expected. He will long be remembered for his hard work, his fun-loving ways and his unusual sense of humor. He is survived by his wife, Mary of Heyburn; six children, Marjorie Bradshaw of Murtaugh, Shirley and Robert Zigler of Galt, Ca., Betty lane of Culterville, Ca., Davis and Karen Vansant of Heyburn, Melvin and Janet Brady of Caldwell, Idaho, and Sharon Vansant of Burley; one brother, Leighton and Francis Vansant of Murtaugh, and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren and nephew and nieces. He was preceded in death by his parents, his twin brother, Richard, and brother, Leon, sister, Ione McMenemy and one daughter, Caroyln Hendricks. Funeral services will be held Saturday, November 2, at the Hansen Mortuary Burley Chapel. Burial will follow in the Sunset Memorial Cemetery in Twin Falls.

VANSANT, Roscoe Bruce
1887-1889
Bear Creek Cemetery, Bear Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Eye, Nov 2 1889 - Ladue: One day last week, Mr. and Mrs. Vansandt and their two children were on Deepwater creek gathering hickory nuts in the rear of the Houck farm about a mile and a half west of Ladue. Thru a misunderstanding on the part of the parents, who each supposed the other was caring for the babes, they became separated for a short time from them and each other. On return, the younger, Roscoe Bruce, was missing. Immediate search being made, he was soon discovered in the creek, where he had fallen down its somewhat precipitous bank, and drowned. The child was immediately brought to town and examined by Drs. Miller and Wallis, who pronounced life extinct, and the parents are left to mourn their irreparable loss.

VANSANT, Ruth CROMER
1911-1995
Bear Creek Cemetery, Bear Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Ruth Vansant, 84, Clinton, died Friday, December 1, 1995, at Meadowbrook Manor, Clinton. - Ruth Cromer Vansant was born August 26, 1911, To James H. Cromer and Bessie Johnson Cromer on a farm southwest of Deepwater. The family left the farm and moved to Deepwater so Ruth and her sister, Lillie, could attend high school. After high school, Ruth attended Central Missouri State Teachers College at Warrensburg and received a lifetime teacher's certificate. She taught in the one room schools of Farmers Institute, Glendale, Franklin and Independence in Henry county. Many of her students have fond memories of Miss Ruth and would visit her as often as possible. On August 1, 1940, she married James Corbett Vansant and to this union were born Carol Sue and Samuel Allen. Ruth made her home on the family farm until September 1989 when she moved into Kenton Place, Clinton, to be nearer her church. Her membership in the Clinton Church of the Nazarene was very dear to her and she was a well respected and admired member. She was well known for sending cards and notes for special occasions with inspirational messages. They were enjoyed by all ages. Ruth enjoyed her work at the nursing home in Lowry City from 1972 through 1986. Preceding her in death were her parents, her husband, James, August 16, 1971, and her daughter, Carol Sue Vansant Nightingale, January 8, 1988. She is survived by a sister, Lillie Lewis of Clinton; a son and daughter-in-law, Sam and Karen of Montrose; a son-in-law, DeLyon Nightingale and two granddaughters, Lydia Dawn and Corrie Jane Nightingale of Chickasha, Oklahoma; several nieces and a nephew and a host of friends. Funeral services were held at the Vansant-Mills Chapel, Sunday, December 3. Burial was in the Bear Creek Cemetery, Montrose.

VANSANT, Susan V. MILLER
1860-1935
Bear Creek Cemetery, Bear Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Mrs. Frank Vansant entered eternity at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, January 3, 1935, at her home northeast of Montrose, near the Bear Creek church. Heart trouble, which had made her frail for some time, caused her death, when she contracted pneumonia. Susan V. Miller, daughter of James M. and Artemesa Miller, was born June 20, 1860, south of Clinton. Susan V. Miller's ancestry is traced back through a line of distinguished pioneer families. Her grandfather migrated from Scotland and settled in South Carolina. He later moved to Kentucky where her father was born. Her father moved from Kentucky to Illinois and later to Missouri. February 24, 1885, she was married to George Franklin Vansant at Montrose. They lived on a farm on Grand River one year after their marriage, then returned to Montrose and moved to their present home the following spring, where they have since lived continuously for 49 years. Had she lived until February 24th they would have celebrated their golden wedding anniversary. Here they maintained a home founded upon honesty and frugality and tempered by a love which has made possible a happy family life. Seven children - three boys and four girls came to bless this home. Six survive: Mrs. Alden Zehnder of Delmar; Edward Allen and James Corbett of the home; Mrs. Deck Miller of Paola, Kans.; Mrs. Clarence Cornell of Montrose; and Bernice Cosette, also of the home. All the children were present with their mother in her last illness. Roscoe Bruce preceded her in death in early childhood. Mrs. Vansant was seventh in a family of ten children - four girls and six boys. Two brothers only remain to mourn her passing; John S. Miller of Carlsbad, Calif., and Dr. James M. Miller of Montrose, who attended her in her last illness. Her eldest brother, Bruce, made his home with her the last eight years of his life. Besides her husband and six children, she leaves six granddaughters, one grandson, one great-granddaughter and a great host of more distant relatives. The grandson, James Edward Miller, was taken into the home at the age of 22 months and reared until he entered high school. She loved him as one of her own children and one of her last joys was seeing him Christmas week. Mrs. Vansant's long life was devoted to one of the highest of vocations - that of building and maintaining a worthy home. She was always found in her place and her life was marked by loving and faithful service to her family and friends. Her desire was to share what she had with others, especially the hospitality of her home. Even through her last illness she was solicitous for the welfare of those around her - deploring to cause them trouble. She never forgot to say "thank you" for any service rendered her. Her keen intellect functioned up till the moment of her death. She loved to quote many poems and beautiful passages of literature. She joined the M. E. church, South, at the age of 18 and continued her membership throughout life. She knew that her life's work was over and waited for the Master's call unafraid. Her life was a beautiful example of a willingness and determination to adapt herself to whatever situation life might present. Loving care of family and friends comforted but could not keep her. She may not come bake to them but they can go to her. Funeral services were conducted January 5, at Bear Creek Chapel. Those from a distance who attended the funeral were: Mrs. Earl Warner and Dugan Dale from Edwardsville, Kans.; Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Frank, Bison, Mont.; Mr. and Mrs. Fritz Koelsch, Mr. and Mrs. Robt. Overbeck, Mrs. Lille Miller, Mrs. Lillie Heldecker, Mr. and Mrs. Dick Miller and Jim Ed, Paola, Kans.

VANSEL, Charles Delmar Sr.
1951-2009
Urich Cemetery, Bogard Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Feb 11 2009 - Charles Delmar Vansel, Sr., 57, Urich, died of a heart attack Saturday, Feb. 7, 2009, at his home. Charlie was born Oct. 29, 1951, in Benton County, the son of Delmar and Oney (Ellen) Moser Vansel. He and Melissa (Lisa) Bass were married in Arkansas on Feb. 17, 1984. Charlie and his wife owned a bait and tackle business in Urich. He was a "jack of all trades" who enjoyed carpentry and loved hunting and fishing. He is survived by his wife, Melissa (Lisa) Vansel of the home; his mother, Oney (Ellen) Berkenbile of Deepwater; his father, Delmar Vansel, Sedalia; one son, Charles (Chuck) Vansel of Urich; two stepsons, Christopher (Chris) Vansel and Anthony (Scott) Vansel, both of Urich; six brothers, Dennis Moser of Pleasant Hill, Aubrey Vansel and his wife, Evelyn, Urich, Roger Vansel of Urich, John (Eddie) Vansel of Lowry City, Joe Vansel of Urich and Al Vansel and his wife, Brenda, Kingsville; three sisters, Shirley Chiles and her husband, John, Deepwater, Juanita King and her husband, Robert, Clinton, and Katy Johnson of Urich and several nieces and nephews. Preceding Charlie in death were his stepfather, Virgil Berkenbile, and his stepmother, Marguerite Vansel. Funeral services will be Friday, Feb. 13, at Consalus Funeral Home, Urich. Burial will follow the service in the Urich Cemetery.

VanSICKEL, Ashley Leeann
1992-1994
Resthaven Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Osceola, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Ashley Leeann VanSickel, 23 months old, Osceola, died Tuesday, June 14, at the Cox South Medical Center in Springfield. Ashley was born in Osceola. She is survived by her parents, Billy and Denise VanSickel of the home; two brothers, Brandon VanSickel of Camdenton and Brian VanSickel of Norfolk, Virginia; two sisters, April VanSickel of Camdenton, and Deanna Puffett of the home; her paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Bill VanSickel of Osceola; her maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Puffett of Collins; her maternal great-grandmother, Esther Posusto of Buffalo; one step-brother, Clint Barnhart of Osceola; two step-sisters, Tracy Barnhart and Kelly Barnhart, both of Jacksonville, Florida; aunts, uncles, cousins and other relatives. Funeral services will be Saturday, June 18, at the Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel in Osceola. Burial will be in the Resthaven Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

VanSICKEL, William E. "Bill"
1924-2002
Resthaven Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Osceola, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Oct 4 2002 - William E. "Bill" Vansickel, 77, Osceola, died Wednesday, October 2, 2002, at the Truman Lake Manor, Lowry City. He was a retired iron worker. Funeral services are Monday, October 7, at Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel, Osceola, with burial in Resthaven Memorial Gardens, Osceola.

VANSLYKE, Beverly F.
1913-1995
Laurel Oak Cemetery (V), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Beverly F. Van Slyke, 82, Windsor, died Wednesday, February 22, 1995, at Truman Valley Healthcare Nursing Home in Windsor. He was born January 1, 1913, near Windsor, the son of James Franklin Van Slyke and Venetia Gertrude Strawn Van Slyke. On February 26, 1939, in Windsor, he married Emma Virginia Renfro, who preceded him in death August 20, 1984. Mr. Van Slyke owned and operated the Leeton Shield Newspaper, in Leeton, from 1964 to 1980, when he retired. He was a member of the Windsor United Methodist church and a member of the church choir, in which he sang for 65 years. He was a past member of the Leeton Lion's Club. He is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Stephen and Sheryl, Van Slyke, Albany; two grandchildren, Steve Brett Van Slyke and Terri Sue Van Slyke, both of Albany; and several cousins. In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Sue Ann. Funeral services will be Saturday, February 25, at the Windsor United Methodist Church. Burial will be in the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

VANSLYKE, Frances L. BELL
1926-2010
Laurel Oak Cemetery (V), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Frances L. VanSlyke, 83, of rural Windsor, Missouri, died Wednesday afternoon, August 18, 2010, at the Windsor Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, Windsor. She was born October 5, 1926, in Henry County, Mo., near Clinton, Mo., in the Thrush Community, the daughter of Harrison "Harry" Bell and Ary Ellen (Nixon) Bell. On February 7, 1947, at the First Christian Church, Windsor, she married Gale VanSlyke, who survives of the home. Mrs. VanSlyke graduated from Calhoun High School and went to work at the former Windsor International Shoe Factory for some years. She later went to work as a secretary for the Marti Poultry Farm, in Windsor, retiring after over 40 years of service. Living in the country, she loved all kinds of animals, and she also enjoyed meeting and talking to people. Frances loved all of her family and especially loved cooking for them. She was a faithful member of First Baptist Church, Windsor. In addition to her husband, Gale, of the home, she is survived by 2 sisters, Ann Parrack and husband, Bob, Windsor, Mo.; Reta Gatschet, Raytown, Mo.; 3 nephews, Jeff Gatschet and his wife, Mimi; Mike Gatschet and his wife, Tina; Rich Gatschet and his wife Christine; a niece, Debbie Zinn and her husband, Wiley; 8 great-nieces and nephews, Jacob Gatschet; Ary Franklin; Laura Zinn; Jon Zinn; Andrew Gatschet; Emily Gatschet; Dalton Gatschet and Morgan Gatschet; 3 great-great-nieces and nephews, Kendall Gatschet; Mary Grace Franklin and Vance Zinn. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Mary Ellen Watson in June 9, 1991. Funeral services will be Saturday, August 21, at the First Baptist Church, Windsor. Burial will be in the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

VANSLYKE, Gale
1921-2013
Laurel Oak Cemetery (V), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Gale VanSlyke, 92, of Windsor, Missouri, died late Wednesday evening, November 6, 2013, at Windsor Healthcare & Rehabilitation. He was born September 22, 1921, in Tiffin, Mo., the son of John Dee VanSlyke and Blanche VanSlyke. On February 7, 1947, at the First Christian Church, in Windsor, he married Frances Lavina Bell and she preceded him in death on August 18, 2010. Gale grew up and went to school in El Dorado Springs, Mo. before moving back to the Windsor area where he farmed full time and also worked at the Lake City Ammunitions Plant, Independence, Mo. for almost 20 years. He served in the United States Army during World War II as a member of the 35th Division. He was a part of 5 major battles and campaigns including the Battle of the Bulge and was one of only 17 who survived from his company. He spent 253 days on the front lines and traveled 1600 combat miles receiving the Purple Heart and Bronze Star for heroic action. Gale also was a member of the US Army Olympic Swim Team. He was especially proud of his achievement of Eagle Scout. Gale was a faithful member of First Baptist Church, Windsor and was a talented woodworker making numerous pieces of custom furniture for many people and churches in the Windsor area. Survivors include 5 nephews, Dale Moore, Roseland, Mo., Everett Moore, Raymore, Mo., Mike Gatschet and his wife Tina, Raytown, Mo., and Rich Gatschet and his wife Christine, Blue Springs, Mo.; Jeff Gatschet and his wife Mimi, Raymore, Mo.; a niece, Debbie Zinn, Belton, Texas; several great-nieces and nephews; and great-great-nieces and nephews; a brother-in-law, Bob Parrack; and many, many friends. In addition to his wife, Gale was preceded in death by a sister, Virginia Moore. Funeral services will be Saturday, November 9, 2013, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial will be in the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

VANVACTER, Leslie Minor
1873-1945
Bear Creek Cemetery, Bear Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
The Clinton Eye, Clinton MO, Thursday, Nov 29 1945 - Minor Leslie Vanvactor was born Dec. 7, 1873, the son of Rodney and Rebecca Vanvactor and died Nov. 26, near his home at Montrose, Mo. Most of his life was spent in the Bear Creek community. He is survived by two cousins, Walter and Minnie Johnson of Montrose. Funeral services were conducted at the Bear Creek Church on Wednesday. Burial in Bear Creek Cemetery. Wilkinson Funeral Service in charge.

VANWINKLE, Beulah
1916-1993
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Mrs. Beulah VanWinkle, 76, formerly of the Brunswick area, died Saturday, May 29, 1993 at Meadow Brook Manor Nursing home. She is survived by four sisters, Lucille Daniels of Clinton, Opal Trundle of Urich, Pearl Clark of Kansas and Gertrude Heishman of Brunswick. Services will be in Brunswick on Tuesday at the Heisel-Koch funeral home. Sickman-Dunning was in charge of local arrangements.

VANWINKLE, Forrest L.
1919-1987
Mineral Creek Cemetery, Leeton, Johnson Co, MO
Forrest L. VanWinkle, 68, Leeton, died December 31, 1987, at Golden Valley Memorial Hospital, Clinton. He was born Sep 24, 1919, in Windsor, the son of Rufus and Rosa Larrison VanWinkle. On Feb 11, 1946, he married Mildred Lutjen in Fort Scott, KS. He owned and operated service stations in Leeton for 18 years and retired from the Central Missouri State University custodial department. He was preceded in death by an infant son, Robert, and one brother, Jessie. Surviving are his wife, of the home; five sons, Charles, David, Jim, Dennis and Bill; four sisters and one brother. Funeral services were held Jan 2 at Leeton Christian Church. Burial was in Mineral Creek Cemetery, Leeton.

VANWINKLE, James Ramson
1843-1910
Good Hope Cemetery, Bethlehem Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - On March 26 1910, at two o'clock in the morning, James Ramson Vanwinkle quietly passed away at his home near Mt. Zion. He was laid to rest at Good Hope. Born near Mascoutah, Illinois June 2, 1854; married Martha Elizabeth Dunnavant in 1875. Eight children, six living; Mrs. Ida Bailey of Webb City, Ed and Sam near Clinton, John near Gaines, Taylor near Excelsior Springs, and Robert at home with his parents. Two brothers and one sister near Coal, one sister in California, one brother near Webb City. (note: death certificate birth date and 1900 census: Jun 3 1843)

VANWINKLE, LaVonne "Teets" MILLER
1933-2001
Englewood Cemetery (V), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Daily Democrat, May 14 2001 - LaVonne "Teets" Van Winkle was born October 31, 1933, at Racket, the daughter of Claude and Nora Summers Miller. She died at her home April 24, 2001. She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Harold Dean and Raymond, and one sister, Bonnie. She married Roy VanWinkle March 14, 1949. They shared 52 years together, working side-by-side. They had two daughters, Donna Jo and Darla Sue. She enjoyed her home very much and was known for her immaculate housekeeping, wonderful sense of humor, great iced tea and love for family and friends. Teets was confirmed at the age of eight at Mt. Olive Church in Wisdom. Survivors include husband, Roy; two daughters, Donna Jo Breshears and husband, Lonnie, Clinton, and Darla Sue VanWinkle, Eldorado, Kansas; two grandchildren, Sean Elges and Brandi Jo Breshears; two great-grandchildren, Andrea Nicole Elges and Haley Dawn Elges, all of Clinton; two brothers, William Miller and wife, Norma, Dillon, Montana, and Billy Miller and wife, Nancy, Sullivan, Illinois; four sisters, Wilma Austin and husband, Everett, Clinton, Hazel Shoemyer and husband, Julian, Monroe City, Louise Yamamoto and husband, Bob, Charleston, Illinois, Sue Miller, Henderson, Kentucky; sister-in-law, Hillis Miller of Bethany, Illinois; two special people, Kim Bybee and Melissa Walp; several nieces and nephews and many, many friends. Funeral services were held at the Vansant-Mills Chapel on Thursday, April 26. Burial was in the Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

VANWINKLE, Mariah Jane BIGGS
1848-1924
Englewood Cemetery (V), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Entered into rest eternal about 8:45 p.m. Saturday, May 31st, the spirit of Mrs. Mariah Jane VanWinkle left the earthly body to dwell in the Eternal Home. She had been in declining health the past year and a few months ago became ill of stomach trouble. She had gotten better of that ailment, however, but recently she had neuralgia in the arms, shoulder and side, which went to her heart and she only lived a few minutes. It was a shock to the entire neighborhood, for she had never been unable to get about the house and had seemed better that day. Deceased was 76 years old the 6th of March. She was born in Illinois and was the daughter of James R. and Mary E. Biggs, deceased, who were among the highly esteemed citizens of Clinton for many years. Her mother preceded her in death only a few years ago, just lacking about a month of being 89 years old. On July 3, 1865, she was united in marriage with Moses VanWinkle, at Carthage, Illinois, who died about 43 years ago. She is survived by seven children: Mrs. Mary Easterbrook, San Francisco, Cal.; J. E. VanWinkle and J. F. VanWinkle, of Clinton; W. T. VanWinkle, Coffeyville, Kas.; Mrs. Mishie Fowler, Pittsburg, Kas.; Sam VanWinkle, Golden, Colo., and Mrs. Maude Crawford, Stuttgart, Ark. She also leaves a large number of grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. One grandchild, Mrs. Frank Banning, of Kansas City, she raised from a small child. Three brothers and one sister survive - Alex Biggs and Mrs. Mary I. Smith, of California; Elmer Biggs, Clinton, and Alfred Biggs, Nevada. Deceased had resided on West Clinton street about 35 years. Previous to moving to Clinton she lived east of town. All who knew her loved her, for she was one of the noblest and sweetest of characters. Her life was one of loving ministry for those about her, always willing to give any service possible to help those in sickness or need. She was a member of the Methodist church. Nothing can prove her trust in God better than her own words when talking to a neighbor a year or so ago. She was telling of her hardships years ago, as she was left a widow at the age of 33 with her little children to raise. sometimes it was necessary for her to leave part of the children at the house while she would go to the fields or timber with the others. When asked if she was not afraid to leave them, she said: "No, I always left them in the care of the Lord," and in speaking of how good her neighbors were to help her, she said: "If we live right we will be taken care of." Her son, J. E. VanWinkle, and wife had resided with her for about two years, and she could not have had more tender and loving care than they gave her. Every wish was granted. The funeral services were conducted Wednesday, at the home, after which the remains were interred in Englewood.

VANWINKLE, Martha Elizabeth "Lizzie" DUNNAVANT
1849-1924
Good Hope Cemetery, Bethlehem Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Mrs. Lizzie VanWinkle died at the home of her son, Sam VanWinkle, near the Gaines store, at 10:55 p.m. last Friday with heart trouble. She had been in poor health for some time, but was able to be up and about clear up until the day she died. She was 75 years old. Her husband had been dead 14 years. She is survived by the following children - Mrs. Ida Bailey, Renfro, Arizona; Ed VanWinkle, near Sparrow Store; John and Sam VanWinkle, near Gaines Store; Robert VanWinkle, Clinton; Taylor VanWinkle, Kansas City. The funeral services were conducted at Good Hope, Saturday. Interment in the cemetery near by. Deceased had been a devoted member of the Baptist church for many years.

VANWINKLE, Mildred L. LUTJEN
1925-1995
Mineral Creek Cemetery, Leeton, Johnson Co, MO
Mildred L. VanWinkle, 70, Warrensburg, died Sunday, Dec 24, 1995, at Western Missouri Medical Center. She was born on April 13, 1925, in Edmundson, the daughter of Leon Lutjen and Zora Boatright Lutjen. On Feb 11, 1946, she and Forrest VanWinkle were married in Fort Scott, KS. He preceded her in death on Dec 31, 1987. Mrs. VanWinkle had worked as head cook at Western Missouri Medical Center. She also was a member of the Leeton Christian Church. Survivors include five sons, Jim, Licking; Charles, Battlefield; Dennis, Bill and David, all of Warrensburg; one brother Roy Lutjen, Versailles. She was preceded in death by one son, Robert, at birth. Funeral services will be held Dec 27, at the Mineral Creek Cemetery.

VANWINKLE, Opal Mae MORGAN
1916-2004
Laurel Oak Cemetery (V), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, May 13 2004 - Opal Mae VanWinkle, 87, Omaha, Nebraska, formerly of Windsor, died Sunday, May 2, 2004, at Nebraska Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation in Omaha, Nebraska. She was born May 17, 11916, in Cambria, Wyoming, the youngest daughter of James Joshua Morgan and Essie Naomi (Cullum) Morgan. Opal's mother died at an early age and she went to live with her Uncle Fred and Aunt Eva Freeman in Casper, Wyoming. In 1922, she moved with her father by covered wagon to Missouri where she grew to adulthood. On April 18, 1937, in Clinton, she married Wiley Gillett VanWinkle, who preceded her in death on December 19, 1989. Mrs. VanWinkle was a homemaker. She was a member of the Church of Christ, Omaha, Nebraska. Survivors include a daughter, Dorothy Mae Hillebran, Omaha, Nebraska; a son, Robert W. VanWinkle, Lycene, Kansas; eight grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a sister, Dorothy Dewey. Graveside services were held Tuesday, May 6, at Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

VanWINKLE, Roy
1930-2016
Englewood Cemetery (V), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Roy VanWinkle, age 86 years, of Clinton, Missouri passed away Sunday, July 24, 2016 at Research Medical Center, Kansas City, Missouri. Funeral services will be held Thursday, July 28, 2016. Interment will follow in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton. Roy was born March 29, 1930 in Clinton, Missouri the son of Robert Lee and Zala (Stewart) VanWinkle. He was the youngest of four children. On March 14, 1949 he married LaVonne (Teets) Miller. They had two daughters, Donna Jo and Darla Sue. Roy was a farmer and proud of it. He raised many hogs, a few cattle, and all the grain needed to feed them. He was a hard working man with "Teets" his wife at his side. He enjoyed having fish fries at the house and dancing to "Rainy Day Woman." After moving to Clinton they acquired several rental properties that kept him busy. He had a lot of fun pulling his tractor, and eventually won his goal of winning at the State Fair. Roy also loved to fish, visit with his friends, and he especially liked to play cards. Roy was preceded in death by his wife, LaVonne (Teets) VanWinkle; parents, Robert Lee and Zala VanWinkle, a brother, Robert VanWinkle, and two sisters, Viola Richeson and Violet Warden. He is survived by two daughters, Donna Breshears (Lonnie) and Darla VanWinkle both of Clinton, one grandson, Sean Elges of Clinton, one granddaughter, Brandi Breshears (Seth) of Lee's Summit, three great-grandkids; Andrea Custer (Shawn) of Clinton, Haley Elges of Wentzville, and Logan Elges of Osceola, three great great-grandkids; Ryan Custer, Steven Custer, and Merrick Custer, as well as his best neighbor ever, Brett Loman.

VARNER, Erma L. ARGABRIGHT
1908-1999
Floral Hills Cemetery, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
Erma L. Varner of Kansas City, formerly of Deepwater, died April 20, 1999, at the Manor of Kansas City in Kansas City, Kansas. Erma was born August 3, 1908, in Mountain Grove, to William R. and Virginia Argabright. She moved with her family to Deepwater in 1932, when her father became pastor of the Deepwater Church of the Brethren. Erma attended one year at Missouri State Teachers' College in Warrensburg and then taught at the Shiloh School from 1932 to 1934, when the school house caught fire and burned down. Erma married Henry Wallis Varner of Deepwater in 1937 and moved with her husband to Kansas City. She worked in the city as a sales clerk, primarily at the Emery Bird Thayer Department Store in downtown Kansas City until it closed. She was an active member of Messiah Church of the Brethren in Kansas City, serving as Sunday School secretary and chairman of Eastside Women's Fellowship, as well as the Board of Deacons. Erma is survived by her husband, Henry Wallis Varner; daughter Roberta Varner of Kansas City, Kansas; son Robert D. Varner of Kansas City; daughter and son-in-law, Elizabeth and Joe Padilla of Kansas City, Kansas; granddaughter Michelle Lucero of Newport, Rhode Island; granddaughter Roberta Padilla of Kansas City, Kansas; brother and sister-in-law, William and Evelyn Argabright of Topeka, Kansas; two nephews and three nieces, including Doris and husband, Larry Nenenschwander of Lowry City, Donald and wife, Carolyn Varner of Clinton, and Janet and husband Rick Long of Clinton, Nita Newman of Topeka and Charles and wife Barbara Argabright of Colorado Springs, Colorado. Services were held April 23 at Messiah Church of the Brethren. Burial was at Floral Hills Cemetery in Raytown.

VARNER, Helen IRVIN HARNESS
1913-2006
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Feb 28 2006 - Helen (Harness) Varner, 92, Warrensburg, died Sunday, February 26, 2006, at Western Missouri Medical Center, Warrensburg. She was born in Lowry City August 24, 1913, the daughter of James and Mary Irvin. She graduated from Lowry City High School. In 1941 she married and moved to Kansas City. In 1957, she and her sister, Edith Whetstone, opened a beauty shop in Northeast Kansas City. In 1962 she began work as head teller at the Linwood State Bank. From 1964 to 1990, she was accountant and bookkeeper in the family farm operation. She was a 50+ year member of Eastern Star, Lowry City Chapter. She was a member of the Deepwater Presbyterian Church. In 1941 she married Richard Harness of Montrose, who died in 1956. In 1964 she married Ernest Varner of Deepwater, who died in 1990. She is survived by one daughter, Mary Jane Poynter and son-in-law Bill Poynter, Warrensburg; one granddaughter Susan Moellering and her husband David Moellering, and two great-grandchildren, Alex and Hannah Moellering, Manchester. She was preceded in death by her parents, James Irvin and Mary Wilkinson Irvin, and her five siblings, Arthur Irvin, Courtland Irvin, Mary Wilson, Wilbur Irvin and Edith Whetstone. Services will be Thursday, March 2, at Williams Funeral Chapel in Warrensburg. Graveside service will follow at Clinton Memory Gardens.

VARNER, Henry Wallis "Doc"
1914-2006
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Nov 20 2006 - Henry Wallis "Doc" Varner, 92, Kansas City, Kansas, died Tuesday, November 14, 2006, at Presbyterian Manor, where he had lived since November 2001. Mr. Varner was born April 15, 1914, in Deepwater, the fifth son of Daniel Grant Varner and Ada Smith Varner. He married Erma Argabright of Deepwater in 1937 and moved to Kansas City where he worked at A. Reich and Sons Produce until 1943, when he began to work for Kansas City Power and Light Company. He retired in 1976 as plant production manager at Grand Avenue Power Station. Involved in Boy Scouts since the 1950s, Mr. Varner continued to be active in Scout Leadership for many years. He served on the Advancement Committee for the Tomahawk District and on the Board of Review for the Eagle Court of Honor. As a result of his many years of service, he earned the Silver Beaver Award, the highest honor bestowed by Boy Scouts in 1966. In 1983, he was honored with the George Meany scouting Award for Union Members in Scouting, the first such honoree in the Kansas City area. He was a member of the Boy Scout Mic-O-Say Tribe, where he was known as Clear Shining Star and Keeper of the Wampum. He always looked forward to his stays at the camp near Osceola. Mr. Varner also became active in the YMCA organization, as chairman of the Northeast YMCA. In addition, he served on the Committee for the East Side Clinic on 24th Street. He and Mrs. Varner were members of Messiah Church of the Brethren in Kansas City, where they were Deacons. As long as he was able, Mr. Varner was the unofficial electrical maintenance technician at the church. Mr. Varner was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, Earl, William Elvie and James; wife Erma; son Robert Daniel; son-in-law Joe A Padilla and brother-in-law William Argabright. He is survived by two daughters, Roberta Varner of Kansas City, Kansas, and Elizabeth Padilla of Kansas City; two granddaughters, Michelle Erma Lucero of Kansas City and Roberta Amalia Bateman (Adam) of Oskaloosa, Kansas; two great-grandchildren, Elizabeth Lucinda Lucero and Joseph Melvin Bateman; three nieces, Janet Long (Rick) of Clinton, Doris Neuenschwander (Larry) of Deepwater and Rita Newman of Topeka, Kansas; two nephews, Don Varner (Carolyn) of Franklin, Massachusetts, and Charles Argabright (Candy) of Colorado Springs, Colorado, and sister-in-law Evelyn Argabright of Topeka. Services were Saturday, November 18, at the church.

VARNER, James Hadley
1908-1996
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - James Hadley Varner was born October 31, 1908, west of Deepwater, to Daniel Grant and Ada Florence Smith Varner. He died at Golden valley Memorial Hospital November 9, 1996, at age 88. James spent all of his life in the Deepwater area until moving to Clinton in 1995. He married Zelma Mae Cobb July 3, 1936, and to this union three children were born, Doris Jean, Donald Lee and Janet Marie. James and Zelma celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on July 3, 1986. James was raised in the Deepwater Church of the Brethren and later joined his family at the First Baptist Church, Deepwater. James and Zelma owned and operated Varners' Grocery and Service Station for over 20 years. Always there for their family and friends whether it be delivering groceries or running tabs. They made it a favorite gathering place for the local residents. James was also a substitute mail carrier for many years. He served on the Deepwater School Board, Deepwater Housing Authority and Teays Chapel Cemetery Board for many years. James was a 32nd Degree Scottish Rite Mason with membership in the Kansas City Scottish Rite Bodies. He was a past master of Montrose Lodge #408 prior to its affiliation with Clinton Lodge No. 548. James was preceded in death by his father and mother and three older brothers, Earl, William and Elvie. Surviving him are his three children, Doris Jean and Larry Neuenschwander of Deepwater, Donald and Carolyn Varner and Janet and Rick Long, all of Clinton; eight grandchildren, Debbie & Sean Vanslyke, Eddie Neuenschwander, Jimmy Neuenschwander, all of Joplin, Billy Neuenschwander of Deepwater, Autumn and Bryan Baker of Centerview, Daniel Varner of Clinton, James Roy Long and Brian Dion Long of Springfield and one great-granddaughter, Amanda Vanslyke of Joplin. Also surviving is one brother, Henry Wallis and Erma Varner of Kansas City; one sister-in-law, Alberta Shepard of Clinton, and a number of nieces and nephews and cousins and numerous friends. Funeral services were held at the Vansant-Mills Chapel Tuesday, November 12. Burial was in the Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Clinton.

VARNER, Mary Jean REID
1925-2010
Laurel Oak Cemetery (V), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Mary Jean Varner, 85, of Windsor, Missouri, died December 1, 2010, at St. Luke's Hospital-East, Lee's Summit, Mo. She was born on May 18, 1925, in Benton County, near Windsor, in the Santiago community, the daughter of Claris Euell Reid and Dorothy Vivion (Dick) Reid. On June 16, 1945, at Lowry City, Mo., she married Oren Lee Varner, who survives of the home. Mrs. Varner worked as a secretary for Ralph Allen at the Allen Hatchery, Windsor for a short time and then worked at the former Windsor International Shoe Factory for many years until it closed. She then went to work at the Town & Country Shoe Factory in Sedalia, Mo., where she worked for 6 years until her retirement. Mary Jean enjoyed bird watching and studying birds, taking drives in the car, traveling, visiting antique stores, and eating out. She also loved collecting antiques especially "Sleepy Eye Pottery." She made a profession of faith while attending Harmony Baptist Church, rural Windsor, and after her marriage she became a member of First Baptist Church, Windsor, where she was a faithful and active member, especially with the Anna Cowan Group. In addition to her husband, she is survived by 2 sons, Larry L. Varner and his wife Mary, Lee's Summit, Mo.; and Jerry G. Varner and his wife Edna, Springfield, Mo.; 4 grandchildren, Melissa, Kim, Tonya, and David; 4 great-grandchildren, Clinton, Cordell, Brayden, and Kellen; and a sister, Barbara Ellen (Reid) Keseman and her husband Gus, Windsor, Mo. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Robert E. Reid. Funeral services will be Monday, December 6, 2010, at the First Baptist Church. Burial will be in the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

VARNER, Maurice Franklin
1875-1939
Teays Chapel Cemetery, Bear Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
The life span of Maurice Franklin Varner, which covered 64 years, 28 days, came to a peaceful close Wednesday, November 8, at 10:05 p.m. in his home, three miles west of Deepwater. He had suffered intense pain the last several months from an incurable disease. July 28, he came home from the hospital, after several weeks treatment and since had been tenderly cared for. His loved ones first knew how serious his illness was last February and for a while anxiously waited and hoped against hope for his recovery. Maurice Franklin Varner was born October 11, 1875 in Covington, Ohio, the youngest of nine children born to Daniel Grant and Mary Varner. Three sisters survive: Mrs. Ella Hollopeter, LaDue, Mrs. Lida Hamiel, Bradford, Ohio, and Mrs. Amanda Rarick, Milford, Ind. At the age of nine years he came with his parents and younger sisters and brothers to Missouri and settled west of Deepwater in which vicinity he has lived the remainder of his life. He was married to Della Ann Cromer March 3, 1894. To this union were born four children, the eldest dying in infancy, the living children are: Ernest Varner, Clinton; Mrs. Roy (Mary) Briggs, LaDue; Mrs. Joe (Gladys) Dunning, Deepwater. He had 11 grandchildren who were his great joy and pride. He was never happier than when some of them spent weeks of vacation in his home. When just a lad, his father did and he quit school in order to give his mother assistance on her farm. Here he worked untiringly for a mere boy and learned to like honest, hard toil. Later when he married, he and his wife moved to a timbered farm where he spent long hard hours clearing this land. Then before daylight on cold winter mornings, his wagon wheels could be heard creaking in the snow as he delivered this wood to nearby towns. Thus he bought his first farm and kept adding to it until he owned a large acreage. He enjoyed his work and was happy when performing some task. Tho his health had failed the last few years, he continued active until the first of this year. Good judgment and the help of a cooperative companion were the key to his success in his chosen profession. He united with the Brethren Church in his community when a young man. He and his wife were active in their church and before his illness seldom missed a service. When they were not in attendance, others of the congregation always noticed and inquired as to the cause which they knew was not just neglect. Their home was the stopping place of ministers or other church workers who came to the community and at different times he provided the parsonage for the pastor and family. Last March he called the elders of his church, asking them to perform the anointing service which was one of the church ordinances. He was strengthened by this and tho he desired to live, he was resigned to the Lord's will. His funeral services were held Friday, November 10, at Teays Chapel and interment in the cemetery nearby. The pallbearers were his six nephews: William, Elvie, James, Wallis Varner; Paul and Ray Holly. His flowers were carried by his grandchildren: Mrs. Everett Hillebrand, Madeline Varner, Wilma Briggs, Marcella Dunning, Uel and Glen Briggs.

VARNER, Oren Lee
1922-2015
Laurel Oak Cemetery (V), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Oren Varner, 93, of Warrensburg, Missouri, formerly of Windsor, Mo., died late Tuesday evening, October 6, 2015, at the Country Club Care Center, Warrensburg, Mo. He was born on October 6, 1922, in Benton County, near Lincoln, Mo., on the family farm,the son of Luther Martin Varner and Lucy Catherine (Morgan) Varner. He was married to Mary Jean Reid on June 16, 1945, in Lowry City, Mo., and she preceded him in death on December 1, 2010. Oren Lee was a graduate of Windsor High School and had worked at both the Superior Hatchery and Rusk Hatchery for a short time. He worked for the Windsor Coal Company and later the Peabody Coal Company in Windsor and Vinita, Oklahoma, retiring after 30 years. He enjoyed working on and restoring old clocks, photography, traveling and going on road trips looking at antiques and "eating out." He and his wife collected Sleepy Eye Pottery and they were charter members of the Sleepy Eye Club. He was a member of the United Mine Workers, Grover Park Baptist Church, Warrensburg, and was a former member of First Baptist Church, Windsor. Survivors include 2 sons, Larry L. Varner and his wife Mary, Lee's Summit, Mo.; Jerry G. Varner and his wife Edna, Springfield, Mo.; 4 grandchildren, Melissa, Kim, Tonya, and David; 6 great-grandchildren, Clinton, Cordell, Brayden, Kellen, Loren and Sariya; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by 2 brothers, Olen Varner and Floyd Varner; a sister, Fern Balke. Funeral services will be Friday, October 9, 2015, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial will be in Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

VARNER, Zelma Mae COBB
1917-1996
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Zelma Mae Cobb Varner was born June 18, 1917, at Fairfield, in Benton County, to Walter Ernest and Martha Orlena Breshears Cobb. Zelma grew up in rural Benton and Henry, counties with her two sisters, Zula and Alberta. Two older brothers died in infancy. She began her education in Brownington and finished her education in Deepwater. She married James Hadley Varner July 3, 1936. They lived most of their married life in Deepwater. To this union three children were born, Doris Jean, Donald Lee and Janet Marie. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Deepwater where she was actively involved in church affairs as long as her health permitted. James and Zelma owned and operated Varner's Service Station and Grocery in Deepwater for over 20 years. After their retirement they enjoyed a trip to the Holy Land. One of the highlights of their marriage was the celebration of their 50th wedding anniversary held in their home in Deepwater on July 3, 1986. She enjoyed the company of her family and many longtime friends. She never net a stranger and always had a smile. Due to Alzheimer's Disease she spent the last seven years of her life in Meadowbrook Manor in Clinton. Preceding her in death were her father and mother; two older brothers, Ray and Francis, and an older sister, Zula. Surviving her are husband, James, and children, Doris Jean and Larry Neuenschwander of Deepwater, Donald and Carolyn Varner, and Janet and Rick Long of Clinton; grandchildren Debbie and Sean Vanslyke, Eddie Neuenschwander, Jimmy Neuenschwander, all of Joplin, and Billy Neuenschwander of Deepwater, Autumn and Daniel Varner of Clinton, James Roy and Brian Dion Long of Springfield; great-granddaughter, Amanda Vanslyke and sister, Alberta Shepard of Clinton, and nieces, nephew and cousins. Funeral services were held at the Vansant-Mills Chapel, Monday, April 29. Burial was in the Clinton Memory Gardens.

VAUGHN, Arthur Lonzo
1913-1999
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Arthur Lonzo Vaughn, 86, died Friday, July 2, 1999, at the Golden Valley Hospital in Clinton, MO. Mr. Vaughn was born March 23, 1913, in Cedar County near Stockton, the son of James and Jessie P. (Griffith) Vaughn. On February 26, 1939, in Greenville, he married Betty Jane Winkle. Mr. and Mrs. Vaughn farmed for many years. They were members of the Leeton Pentecostal Church. Survivors include his wife Betty Jane Vaughn of the home; three sons, Herschel Vaughn of Clinton, Larry Vaughn of Blue Springs; three daughters, Wanda White of Leeton, Janie Bradford of Highland Village, Texas, and Brenda Filippelli of Garland, Texas. Also surviving are two brothers, Rollo Vaughn and Richard Vaughn, both of Greenville; three sisters, Hazel Tabor of Montrose, Maxine Dickerson of Kansas City, Velma Lawrence of Adrian; 14 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Mr. Vaughn was preceded in death by a son, Kenneth Vaughn; a brother Carl Vaughn; a grandson Brian Payton, and a sister Olline Dickerson. Funeral services were Monday, July 5 at the Consalus Funeral Home, Clinton. Burial was in the Clinton Memory Gardens Cemetery.

VAUGHN, Betty Jane WINKLE
1923-2005
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jul 13 2005 - Betty Jane Winkle Vaughn was born March 22, 1923, in Dadeville, daughter of Albert and Cora Iva Mallory Winkle. She died at her home June 27, 2005. She was a homemaker and enjoyed quilting and music. She wrote over 30 songs. She married Arthur L. Vaughn, who preceded her in death July 2, 1999. In addition to her husband, she was also preceded by her parents; one son, Kenneth; two brothers, Charles R. Winkle and Russell Winkle; one sister, Nadine Dickerson; one grandson, Brian Payton, and one great-grandchild. Survivors include three sons, Herschel Vaughn, Clinton, Larry Vaughn, Leeton, Russell Vaughn, Blue Springs; three daughters, Wanda White, Leeton, Janie Bradford, Highland village, Texas; Brenda Filippelli, Garland, Texas; four sisters, Audrey Wooten, Martel, California, Dorothy Litle, Manteca, California, Reba Dill, Sutter Creek, California, Rutha Aleshire, Greenfield; 23 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held June 30 at Consalus Funeral Home. Burial was in Clinton Memory Gardens Cemetery.

VAUGHN, Charles E.
1931-1993
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Charles E. Vaughn, 61, Raytown, died Friday, March 19, 1993 at Park Lane Medical Center. He was a brother of Betty Breshears of Lowry City and of Lorene Evans of Windsor. He was a steel fabricator in Kansas City and a member of the Christian Church. Services were today in Kansas City.

VAUGHN, David Martin
1918-2001
Englewood Cemetery (V), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Daily Democrat, Aug 22 2001 - David Martin Vaughn, son of David Eligh and Beatrice (Brual) Vaughn, was born December 4, 1918, in Cardville?, and died July 13, 2001, at the Research Medical Center, Kansas City at the age of 82 years. Martin was married to Lois B. Schivers Vaughn. He was a truck driver for Safeway and Milgrams grocers before retiring in 1974 from Fleming Grocery. They had lived in Clinton since 1985. He is survived by his wife, Lois, of the home; three sons, Charles Bowling and wife, Sandy, Richmond, Robert Bowling and wife, Karen, Kansas City, Kansas, and David Vaughn, Jr., Kansas City; three daughters, Jean Vaughn and Vickie Vaughn, both of Clinton, and Michelle Vaughn of Kansas City, as well as seven foster children, June Anderson, Clinton, Patty Markhand, Kansas City, Jackie Ferron, North Carolina, Melinda Dryer, Florida, Tammy Doppins, Lawson, Floyd Williamson, Clinton, and Toni Mack, Kansas City. Also surviving are 22 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Graveside services and burial was held in the Englewood Cemetery, Tuesday, July 17.

VAUGHN, James E.
1914-1994
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - James E. Vaughn of Montgomery City, Mo., brother of Helen Ruth Stratton and uncle of Peggy McCune of Clinton, died Thursday, October 14, 1994, in Columbia Regional Hospital. He was 80. He is survived by his wife, Sue, of the home; three children, Sharon McClellan and Barbara Vaughn, also Dr. James Vaughn, who is director of the City of Hope. Funeral services were held in Montgomery City on Sunday and Mrs. Stratton and Mrs. McCune attended.

VAUGHN, Judy Ann MADDUX
1956-2011
Judy Vaughn, age 54, of Montrose, Missouri passed away Sunday, July 17, 2011 at Research Belton Hospital, Belton, Missouri. Memorial Services will be Saturday, July 30, 2011 at the Montrose Senior Center, Montrose, Missouri. Judy was born in Buffalo, Missouri the daughter of George Allen and Barbara Joan (Jackson) Maddux. She was married to Kevin Lee Vaughn. She was a Volunteer Fire Fighter, Certified First Responder and Fire Safety Instructor at the schools. She was a member of the 7-Bells Dog Rescue (dog transporter) and Rescue Me (helped locate animals in need and provide spay and neuter services). She was a member of the Henry County Museum and Montrose Museum. She was on the Montrose Festival Committee and also a member of Care and Share Women's Club. Judy showed donkies and sheep at the Missouri State Fair. She was also the primary caregiver for her disabled brother, Doug. Judy is survived by her husband, Kevin Vaughn of the home; one son, Kaleb, Montrose, Missouri; one brother, Douglas Maddux of Montrose; and four sisters, Paula Maddux, Sacramento, Californis, Daphne Hitt, Pleasant Hill, Missouri, Barbara Maddux, Independence, Missouri, and Kimberly Maddux, as well as other relatives and friends. Judy was the kindest most giving person you could ever meet. If you ever met her you couldn't help but walk away a better person. Judy was an Angel and now she stands ready at "The Rainbow Bridge" to welcome her rescue dogs home.

VAUGHN, Leif Erik
1991-1991
Landaker Cemetery, Butler Twp, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Leif Erik Vaughn, infant son of Tim and Shawna Vaughn, passed away Sept. 27, 1991, at Children's Hospital and Medical Center in Seattle, Wa. He was born July 24, 1991, at Madigan Army Medical Center in Fort Lewis, Wa. He is survived by his parents, Tim and Shawna Vaughn; one sister, Morgan, all of the home; his maternal grandparents, Gale and Peggy Kalberloh of Lowry City, and Carol Welch of Blairstown; his paternal grandparents, Tim Vaughn of Deepwater and Sharon Vaughn of Lowry city; his paternal great-grandparents, George and Ruth Kalberloh and Wanda Goans, all of Lowry City, and his paternal great-grandparents, Paul and Romain Vaughn of Fristoe, and Mrs. Dorothy Deatherage of Lowry City. Funeral services were Wednesday at the Landaker Cemetery.

VAUGHN, Sarah Virginia DUDGEON
1898-1997
Englewood Cemetery (V), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Sarah Virginia Vaughn, 98, wife of the late Wesley J. Vaughn, died in Fort Myers, Florida, on March 21, 1997, after a prolonged illness. She was the daughter of Emmit T. and Susie Mae Dudgeon, both of whom preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by two sisters, Vena Belle VanHoozer and Vina Lee Broyes, both of Ray County. Surviving are two daughters, Martha Sue Abbott and Melva Dean Hart, both of Fort Meyers, Florida. Also surviving are three grandchildren, Vaughn Hart, Sedalia, Sharon Sue Bilby and Wesley Scott McGinness, both of Tulsa, Oklahoma. In addition she is survived by six grandchildren and one great-grandchild. While living in Liberty, Mrs. Vaughn was active in the ladies organization of the Ararat Temple of Kansas City. While living in Clinton she continued her association in that organization. She was very active in many other civic and social organizations in both communities. Mrs. Vaughn was laid to rest behind her husband in Englewood Cemetery in Clinton on April 26 under the direction of Consalus Funeral Home, Clinton.

VAUGHN, Viola Mae LOYD
1934-1992
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Viola Mae Vaughn was born August 6, 1934, in Clinton, the daughter of Robert and Annie (Elliott) Loyd. She passed away October 2, 1992, at her home in Leeton at the age of 58. She was married to Herschel Vaughn, January 31, 1976. She worked in health care as a nurse's aid. She is survived by her husband, Herschel, of the home, and one son, Robert Green of Clinton; one brother, John Loyd, and one sister, Beverly Miller, both of Clinton, and three grandchildren. Funeral services were Monday, October 5, 1992, at the Consalus Chapel, Clinton. Burial was in Clinton Memory Gardens.

VAUGHT, Silva Marie COBB
1927-2013
Englewood Cemetery (V), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Dec 27 2013 - Silva Marie Vaught, 86, Clinton, died Wednesday, November 27, 2013, at her home. Silva was born, August 9, 1927, in Tipton (Moniteau County), the daughter of Sidney and Rachel (Petty) Cobb. She was one of seven children and grew up on the farm. She loved to cook and collect recipes and cookbooks. She also loved to travel with her husband, Norman. She enjoyed nature and the outdoors, as well as gardening and working with her hands. She is survived by her husband of 63 years, Norman; daughter, Glenda Jones and husband, Kent; granddaughter, Natalie Kelso, and great-granddaughter, Shelby; a sister, Wilma Damf, California, Missouri, and numerous nieces and nephews, along with many good friends. Funeral services were held Saturday, November 30, at Vansant-Mills Chapel, Clinton. Interment was in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

VEACH, Aletrice RUTHERFORD
n/a-1995
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Mrs. Marshall Veach of Palm Desert, California, died Thursday, April 11, 1995. She was the former Aletrice Rutherford of Clinton. Mrs. Veach was a member of a long-time Henry County family, the Armstrongs. Her maternal grandfather was Dr. Armstrong, who had a drug store on the north side of the Square. The old Armstrong house was at Water and Franklin and recently was torn down to make room for duplexes. Mrs. Veach was an active worker in the Clinton Centennial in 1936. She was a graduate of Clinton High School and the University of Missouri. Her husband was a son of a former Kansas City mayor and was an attorney. The couple lived in Kansas City for many years. Funeral services and burial were in California. Mrs. Veach is survived by her husband, a daughter and two sons.

VEACH, Benjamin Franklin
1905-1993
Landaker Cemetery, Butler Twp, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Benjamin Franklin Veach was born August 28, 1905 in Osceola, to Charlie and Annabelle Welch Veach. He died Friday, July 23, 1993 at Ellett Memorial Hospital in Appleton City. Ben worked 29 years for Sheffield Steel in Kansas City, retiring in 1960. He was a Baptist. On July 14, 1964 he was united in marriage to Angie Elizabeth Willis Snyder. He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth of the home; three sons, Roy Lee Veach of Santa Monica, Ca., Gene Veach of Kansas City, and Ben Veach, Jr. of Freeman; two daughters, Evelyn Mount of Grandview, and Arnita Higginbotham of Windsor; three step-sons, George W. Snyder of Lowry City, Donald W. Snyder of Rockville, and Kenneth E. Snyder of Lowry City; one step-daughter, Patsy Beaty of Louisburg, Ks.; one sister, Lillie Becker; 26 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren, other relatives and friends. Funeral services were Sunday, July 25, 1993 at Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel. Burial was in Landaker Cemetery near Lowry City.

VEACH, Gene
1936-1994
Laurel Oak Cemetery (V), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Gene Veach, 57, Windsor, died Wednesday, May 4, 1994, at the Ellis Fischel Cancer Center in Columbia. He was born June 24, 1936, in Shelton, the son of Luther S. Veach and Mary Opal Jennings Veach. On April 19, 1958, in Windsor, he married Ola Christine Hager, who survives of the home. Mr. Veach worked at Stahl Specialty Company in Warrensburg for 18 years and was a member of the First Christian Church, Windsor. In addition to his wife, he is survived by his mother, Opal Veach, Warrensburg; a son, Vaughn Veach, Windsor; six sisters, Helen Sammons and Betty Keightly, both of Warrensburg. Thelma Olingouse, ElDorado Springs, Naomi Dodger, Kansas City, Linda Cain, Excelsior Springs, and Patricia McCannon, Pleasant Hill; one brother, Bill Veach, Centerview, and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be Saturday, May 6, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial will be in the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

VEACH, Johnny L.
1939-2002
Yeater Cemetery, Center Twp, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Dec 30 2002 - Johnny L. Veach, 63, Osceola, a retired General Motors employee, died Friday, December 27, 2002, at his home. Graveside services were Monday, December 30, at Yeater Cemetery, near Osceola.

VEACH, Kristen R. WALDEN
1977-2003
Laurel Oak Cemetery (V), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jul 21 2003 - Kristen R. (Walden) Veach, 25, Windsor, died Friday, July 18, 2003 at Research Medical Center from injuries received in an auto accident. She was born December 14, 1977 in Clinton, the daughter of Carey Edwin Walden and Nancy Ann (Crabtree) Walden. On October 19, 1996, she married Vaughn Veach, who survives of Windsor. She had worked as a certified nursing assistant and medical technician at nursing homes in Warsaw, Warrensburg and Sedalia and also at the Warsaw Family Clinic. Currently she was working in Warrensburg and at Whiteman Air Force base for the T-Mobile Phone Company. Survivors include a son, Wyatt Eugene Veach; two daughters, Lydia Kathleen Veach and Emily Renee Veach, all of Windsor; mother and stepfather, Nancy and Mike Kehl, Windsor; father and stepmother, Carey and Melanie Walden, Merriam, Kansas; two brothers, Carey Jon Walden, Camp Lejuene, North Carolina, and Matthew Ryan Walden, Warsaw; two stepbrothers, Chris Kehl, Windsor, and Jason Burgee, Bremington, Washington; a stepsister, Melissa Eidson, Windsor; maternal step-grandparents, Jack and Rhozella Kehl, Versailles; paternal grandparents, Edwin and Barbara Walden, Warsaw; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and loved ones. Funeral services will be Wednesday, July 23, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial will be in the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

VEACH, Sarah Ruth
1914-2003
Yeater Cemetery, Center Twp, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, May 23 2003 - Sarah Ruth Veach, 89, Lowry City, a homemaker, died Wednesday, May 21, 2003 at St. John's Regional Medical Center, Springfield. She is survived by her three sons, Lester of Richmond, Roy Veach and Howard Veach, both of Osceola; two daughters, Mary Winfield of Lee's Summit and Audrey Warden of Diamond Springs, California; 15 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, eight great-great-grandchildren and two great-great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be Saturday, May 24, at Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel, Osceola. Burial will be in Yeater Cemetery, Osceola.

VEATCH, Glen
1945-2008
McIntire Chapel Cemetery, Benton Co, MO
Glen Veatch, 62, of rural Windsor, Missouri, died Thursday afternoon, May 1, 2008 at his rural home. He was born December 12, 1945, in Davenport, Iowa, the son of Glen Earl Veatch, Sr., and Lorene Alma Auliff. On December 23, 1965, at the Cedar Memorial Christian Church, in Davenport, Iowa, he married Sandra Kay Miller, who survives of the home. Glen worked for the Alcoa Aluminum Company of America in Riverdale, Iowa, for 38 years, before moving to Windsor. He served in the United States Army, during the Vietnam War. He restored antique tractors and enjoyed participating in antique tractor pulls. Glen loved nature and especially enjoyed fishing, mushroom hunting and looking for arrowheads. He was a member of Hickory Chapel Methodist Church, rural Lincoln, Mo. In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Glen William Veatch, Delavan, Wisconsin; two daughters, Stacey K. Criswell, Maricopa, Arizona; Sara K. Veatch, Bettendorf, Iowa; four grandchildren; Meagan R. and Billy Veatch, Haley and Luke Criswell; a great-granddaughter, Zoe Blake; his mother, Lorene Veatch, LeClaire, Iowa; a brother, Richard “Dick” Veatch, state of Colorado; two sisters, Kay Benson, LeClaire, Iowa; Gail Brooks, Prophetstown, Illinois; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be Monday, May 5, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial will be in the McIntire Cemetery, rural Windsor.

VENABLE, Effie Gertrude WOLFF
1875-1955
Ada Evening News, October 5 1955, Ada, Oklahoma - Mrs. Effie Gertrude Venable, 79, of 731 East Seventeenth, died at a local hospital Wednesday. Funeral will be Friday at the First Methodist Church. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery in Oklahoma City, under direction of Criswell Funeral Home. Surviving are daughters, Mrs. Cecil Colclasure of Stillwater, Mrs. Coy Mowdy of Ada; sons, E. C. Venable of Oklahoma City, and John Venable of Tulsa; brothers, Dr. L. G. Wolff of Okarche, Charles J. Wolff of Clinton, MIssouri; sister, Mrs Mary Kinyon of Castleford, Idaho; and seven grandchildren. Mrs. Venable was born in Henry County, Missouri in 1875 and married John A. Venable in 1900. In 1901 they moved to Oklahoma, having drawn a claim in the Comanche Opening Land Run, near Lawton. Mr. Venable died in 1913. In 1924, she moved to Norman, and lived there until 1954 when, because of her health, she took up residence with Mrs. Mowdy in Ada. She was a member of the first Presbyterian Church in Norman.

VENABLE, Nancy Irene BARDWELL
1926-1993
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Nancy Irene Venable, 66, formerly of Leeton, passed away Friday, July 2, 1993, at the home of her daughter, Ruth Carr, in Clinton. She was born in Kansas City, Kansas, on October 2, 1926, to Alonzo Hulen and Lillian May Bardwell. She had traveled in many of the states as a young girl. She married Edgar Paul Venable on November 24, 1956, in Kansas City. She was a dedicated member of the Clinton LDS Church. She was preceded in death by three siblings. She had been a nurse's aid for many years. She loved being around people. She retired in 1978. Always the kind heart, she was loved by man. She is survived by three daughters and four sons, Ruth Carr, Clinton, Mary Crawford, Deepwater, Margurite Mixen, Collinsville, Il., Michael Bronson, Winchester, Va., Walter Bronson, Holly Hill, Fl., David Venable, Warrensburg, Edgar Venable, who is stationed in Germany. she has 18 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. She is also survived by several sisters and brothers, Rose Lee McCleary, Kansas City, Ks., Wanda Bardwell, Kansas City, Clara Johnson and Glen Elder, Ks., Ronald Bardwell, Kansas City, Ks., Darryl Bardwell, Kansas City, Ks., Kenneth Bardwell, San Ladro, Ca., Joseph Bardwell, Kansas City, Ks., George Bardwell, Kansas City, Ks., and Robert Bardwell, unknown residence. Funeral services were Tuesday, July 6, 1993, at the Consalus Chapel, Clinton. Burial was in Concord Cemetery.

VENCILL, Ralph Micahel "Mike"
1959-1992
Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Springfield Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Mike Vencill, 33, Castle Rock, Colo., died Saturday, Oct. 31, 1992 at the Swedish Medical Center in Englewood, Colo. He was born February 18, 1959 in Lincoln Park, Michigan, the son of Ralph Leon and Mary Jane Clark Vencill. The family then moved to Cantebury, Ohio, where Mike graduated from high school. He later resided in California where he lived for 4 years before moving to the Castle Rock area in 1981. He worked as a foreman for Denver Brick Company until 1988 when he went to work for Schwan's Inc. While working at Schwan's he received awards for his accomplishments including; 1989 Division Pizza Champion; 1990 Outstanding Pizza Sales Division Champion; 1991 Warehouse Manager Division Champion where he achieved bronze, silver and gold awards. He put lots of time and energy into Schwan's. Recently he started working for Willie Wilson's Tires as an auto mechanic. He was a very sensitive man who enjoyed fishing and hunting, but most of all, his motorcycles. Mike is survived by his wife, Lisa Vencill of Sedalia County, Colorado; two daughters, Jessica and Erica Vencill of Sedalia County; his father, Ralph L. Vencill of Columbus, Ohio; a brother, Jack Vencill of Windsor; and his step-sister Jane Ann Southwood of Tampa, Fl. He was preceded in death by his mother. Graveside services will be held Thursday, Nov. 5, 1992 at the Mt. Olivet Cemetery near Windsor.

VERRILL, Elizabeth LANE
1907-2000
Englewood Cemetery (V), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Elizabeth Lane Verrill, 92, Lebanon, MO, died Friday morning, March 3, 2000, at Christian Health Care North in Lebanon. She is survived by a sister, Hylda Lane, Clinton; a nephew Dr. Robert Lane, Clinton; two nieces, Judy Post of Fair Grove and Betty Lane of Clinton; a stepson, Raymond Verrill of the state of California; a stepdaughter Barbara Busch of the state of Maryland; several step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren. Graveside services were Monday in the Englewood Cemetery, Clinton, MO.

VEST, Nina Catherine
1947-2013
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Aug 23 2013 - Nina C. Vest, 66, Clinton, died Friday, August 16, 2013. Private family services will be held at a later date. She is survived by her two daughters, Tina and Shannon, and one son, Scott Vest.

VESTAL, Charles Lee
1922-1998
Rose Hill Cemetery, Arkadelphia, Clark Co, AR
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Charles Lee (Chuck) Vestal, 75, Arkadelphia, AR, died September 14, 1998, at Baptist Medical Center, Arkadelphia. He was born December 13, 1922, in Calhoun, MO, the son of the late John and Hattie Duncan Vestal. He was a retired postal employee, an elder of the First Christian Church of Arkadelphia, a U. S. Navy veteran of World War II, a member of the National Association of Letter Carriers and a former officer of the local Postal Workers Union. Survivors include his wife, Mary Alice Bloomfield Vestal; a son, Mike Vestal of Tulsa, OK; a daughter, Mary Elizabeth Vestal of Arkadelphia; a brother, Rolla Vestal of Olathe, KS; a sister, Marjorie Parks of Lewis, MO, and a granddaughter, Lee Ann Vestal of Tulsa, OK. He was preceded in death by a step-son, Phillip Gillham; a son, Larry Lynn Vestal, and a daughter, Laura Ann Vestal. Funeral services were held September 16 at the church with burial in Rose Hill Cemetery, Arkadelphia.

VESTAL, Hattie DUNCAN
1891-1978
Mineral Creek Cemetery, Leeton, Johnson Co, MO
Hattie Vestal, daughter of John Oscar and Martha Boston Duncan, was born August 2, 1891 at Kingsville, MO, and died Feb 5, 1978 at her home in Lewis, at the age of 86. She was married to John P. Vestal, February 22, 1920 in Calhoun, who preceded her in death June 25, 1958. She spent the last 58 years of her life in the Highland community. She was a retired school teacher, having taught 17 years in country schools, in and near the community, was a charter member of the Loyal Neighbors Club and helped to organize the Highland Sunday School 42 years ago, and served as a teacher for most of that time. She is survived by two sons, Rolla of Olathe, KS, and Charles of Arkadelphia, AR, and one daughter, Mrs. Marjorie Parks of Lewis; two brothers, Charles Duncan and Dewey Duncan of Kingsville; two sisters, Dena Duncan of Kingsville and Marie Birdsey of Creede, CO. Funeral services were held Feb 9, 1978, at the Consalus Chapel. Burial was in the Mineral Creek Cemetery, Leeton, MO.

VESTAL, Rolla D.
1921-2002
Johnson County Memorial Cemetery, Overland Park, Johnson Co, KS
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Sep 4 2002 - Rolla D. Vestal, 81, Olathe, KS, died Saturday, August 31, 2002, at Sharon Lane Health Services in Shawnee, Kansas. Funeral services will be Friday, September 6, at Grace United Methodist Church, 11485 Ridgeview, Olathe. Burial will be in Johnson County Memorial Gardens, Overland Park, Kansas, with full military honors. He was born August 19, 1921, in Henry County. For over 40 years, he dedicated his life to the service of his country in the Army Air Corps, Air Force and Air Force Reserves. He retired as a Lieutenant Colonel. He was an air traffic controller for 28 years. He was a life member of Earl Collier American Legion Post #135 and of VFW Post #6654, having served as post commander. He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Hattie Vestal, and a brother, Charles Lee Vestal. He is survived by four daughters, Bonnie Vestal, Independence, Margaret (Maggie) Owen, Leawood, Kansas, Jo Dodd and Shirley Vestal, both of Shawnee, Kansas; a sister, Marjorie Parks, Calhoun; five grandchildren, Jamie Wilson, Patricia and John Owen and Tammy and John Dodd; 12 great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.

VICKARS, Catherine Virginia "Katie" CHILTON
1848-1883
Montrose Cemetery, Montrose, Deepwater Twp, Henry Co, MO
The Clinton Advocate, Clinton MO, Thursday, Jan 18 1883 - Died at Montrose, Mo., on Thursday, Jan. 11, 1883, Catharine Virginia Vickars. Mrs. Vickars was the wife of Mr. James H. Vickars and daughter of Dr. Edward and Mrs. Virginia F. Chilton of this place. She was born in Cooper county, Mo., on the first day of Feb. 1848, and was at the time of her disease 34 years, 11 months and 11 days old. She made public profession of religion when she was 16 years old and united with the Old School Presbyterian church at that age. She came to this county with her parents in 1819 (sic). Here she met and formed the acquaintance of Mr. Vickars, which resulted in their marriage on the 25th of October, 1871. Her marriage was a most happy one; her husband's interests and life was hers. Never perhaps was the lives of two more completely in harmony than theirs, which was only ended in the death of the wife. The devoted husband ministering the earthly comfort to her whom he loved. Besides her sorrowing husband, father and mother, she leaves a sister, Mrs. J. G. Thornton, of this place; also many friends and acquaintances to mourn her loss.

VICKARS, Elizabeth A. ROBERTS
1821-1913
Montrose Cemetery, Montrose, Deepwater Twp, Henry Co, MO
Montrose Recorder, Montrose, Henry Co, MO, Friday, Feb 14 1913 - Mrs. Vickars died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Rosa Fewel in this city Sunday morning at 5 o'clock, Feb. 9th, 1913. The funeral services were held at the home of her daughter Mrs. R. B. Fewel Tuesday afternoon, after the services at the home the body was buried in the cemetery west of the city beside others of the family who had preceded her to the better world. Elizabeth A. Roberts was born in Kanawha County, Virginia Sep. 18, 1821, was married to Henry C. Vickars Feb. 7 1843. Three children were born of this union, two sons James H. and Edwin Lee, and one daughter Rosa, wife of R. B. Fewel of this city. Mrs. Fewel is the only surviving member of the Henry C. Vickars family. Mrs. Vickars owing to infirmities of age had been growing weaker for a long time, some weeks ago she was moved to the home of her daughter Mrs. Rosa Fewel that she could be all the time under the watchful care of her daughter. She was a member of the Baptist church, though for many years she has not been able to attend all the regular church services. She is now enjoying blessed sleep from which none ever wake to weep. - Later Same Newspaper, Feb 21 1913: In the hurry last week, we made a mistake, in saying the funeral services of Mrs. Vickars was at the home of her daughter Mrs. R. B. Fewel - Mrs. Vickar's home in this city is where her husband died and at which the funeral services were held, also of her son J. H. Vickars and it was her request that after she died that her body be taken to her old home and the funeral services be held there. Her request was complied with in every particular.

VICKARS, Stephen Decatur
1813-1895
Vickars Cemetery, Bear Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Feb 10 1895 - Stephen D. Vickars, a pioneer of this county, died on the 9th. Born at Maysville, Ky. Feb 9, 1813 and a member of the M. E. South church which he joined in 1872. Remains buried in the family burying ground.

VICKERS, Absalom
1816-1899
Bethlehem Cemetery, Bethlehem Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Dec 23 1899 - The spirit of A. Vickers left the mortal body at 12:30 Thursday, Dec. 21, at the home of his son-in-law, John L. Wood. He had a stroke a year ago and has been an invalid. His wife died in August of 1897 and he has alternated living with his two daughters, Mrs. Laura Jennings and Mrs. Adeline Wood, in Clinton. Born in Muhlenburg, Ky. September 21, 1816 and was 83 last fall. Married Elizabeth Welch in Kentucky and moved to Illinois in 1850 and four years later came to Henry county and located near Bethlehem church, where they were loved and honored by all for their many qualities of brain and heart. Four children survive: Mrs. Florence Levy of Alta Vista, Kansas; Mrs. Nettie V. Baker, DeSoto this state; and J. W. Vickers, Kansas City. Funeral at Bethlehem. - At the early date of his birth, the hardy frontiersmen or westerners in Kentucky had anything but an easy task to contemplate. Her alluvial valleys and arable hillsides were covered with giant forests of oak, beech and chestnut trees, which must be removed by the woodsman's ax 'ere the vast area of wild wilderness was transformed into the beautiful agricultural garden. Amid these busy times and stern surroundings, Uncle Absalom was born and grew to manhood and it was during this early period of his life that the traits of honest, industry and self-reliance which characterized his whole life were formed. His father, John Vickers, came to Kentucky about the time it was admitted into the Union as a state and took an active interest in the formation of those statues of which every old Kentuckian feels proud. He served as a member of the Kentucky legislature between 1830 and 1840, when he retired from public life and resumed farming, which he followed until his death, about 1870, when he was nearly 86. In 1837, Absalom Vickers was married to Elizabeth Welch, with whom he lived about 62 years, only abandoning their native state in 1850 with the great tide of emigration which began to drift to the prairie region north and west of the Ohio, settling in Hancock county, Illinois. He left there in 1854 and settled in Bethlehem, then Grand River, township in the autumn, on what was known as the Barnes land. The greater part of this county was then government land, subject to settlement and entry under certain general laws. He took advantage of the conditions and entered a large body of land lying adjacent to the land he had acquired by purchase. And here began to erect a permanent home. In 1856, with few others, he conceived the idea of erecting a permanent house of worship, the outgrowth of which was old Bethlehem Baptist Church. This was the first church building built in the territory now embraced within Bethlehem, Clinton and Osage townships and, if we are correct, the third one in Henry County. He was one of the prime movers in the Tebo Association and the last surviving member of those who helped organize it. He lived to see a modern church structure erected upon the old site of the church of '56. He was one of those men who believed that religious persons should take an active part in public affairs, was broadminded and liberal on matters of a public nature. Not having the advantages of a liberal education, he felt the need for better facilities and it may be said to his credit that for many years his home district maintained the best country school in the best country schoolhouse in the county. At the time of his death, he had five living children - four daughters and one son. Two of the former, Mrs. Dr. Jennings and Mrs. J. L. Wood, are living in Clinton, one in Kansas, one in DeSoto this state, and John W., who resides in Kansas City. It was his self-appointed work to see that the old church at Bethlehem was swept and dusted, fires built, the church comfortable for any meeting and many times, he left the plow in the field and mounted his horse to carry the news of a funeral to some friend or see that the grave was dug, even for strangers he had never seen. He was not much of a person to be away from home. He visited in Kansas City in the spring of '87 and spent two days there again in June of '98 and, while there, remarked that he hadn't missed plowing and planting a crop each spring for seventy-five years, tho his crop that year was only a small one. During the year of 1880, the old church which had been built about '57 was sold to Mr. Vickers and a new one built and Jan. 1, 1881, Mr. Vickers started the first song, the Rev. William Weir offered the first prayer and B. F. Lawler preached the first sermon in the new church. About three years before he died, he moved to Clinton to be near his children and was unable to farm. Bethlehem churchyard and the burying ground is part of his farm, being set aside and deeded by him to trustees, and it was a labor of love to him to see that it was kept in as good order as his strength and time would permit.

VICKERS, Ada Mae LOGAN
1913-1997
Laurel Oak Cemetery (V), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Ada Mae Vickers, 83, Windsor, died Monday, March 17, 1997, at the Golden Valley Memorial Hospital in Clinton. She was born April 11, 1913, in Neosho, the daughter of Thomas Robert Logan and Addie Isabell (Gardner) Logan. On October 14, 1932, she married Hubert Cecil Vickers, who preceded her in death December 23, 1985. Mrs. Vickers was a homemaker and a member of the New Hope Baptist Church, Clinton. Survivors include five sons, Robert C. (Pete) Vickers, Windsor, Tommy E. Vickers, Long View, Washington, Donald H. Vickers, Windsor, Jack L. Vickers, Raytown, Kenneth A. Vickers, Calhoun; four daughters, Betty Hoover, Mary A. Kimbrell and Beverly S. Stirts, all of Windsor, and Sandra K. Scott, Elkton, Kentucky; 26 grandchildren, 39 great-grandchildren, five great-great-grandchildren; a brother, Russell Logan, Springfield. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a son, Charles L. Vickers. Funeral services will be Wednesday, March 19, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial will be in the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

VICKERS, Donald H. "Mouse"
1950-2006
Laurel Oak Cemetery (V), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Oct 30 2006 - Donald H. "Mouse" Vickers, 56, Columbia, Missouri (formerly of Windsor, Mo.) died Thursday afternoon, October 26, 2006 at his home in Columbia. He was born April 6, 1950, in Clinton, Mo., the son of Hubert Cecil Vickers and Ada Mae (Logan) Vickers. Donald graduated from Windsor High School. He worked in a variety of jobs including the Director of Housekeeping for the Warm Springs Hospital near Gonzalez, Texas for several years. He was also director of Housekeeping for Goodwill Industries of Kansas City for several years. Donald had attended college for several years and was currently working towards a degree, at the University of Missouri at Columbia, in social work so he could help other people. Survivors include 2 brothers, Jack Vickers, Raytown, Mo.; Kenny Vickers, Calhoun, Mo.; 2 sisters, Beverly Stirts, Windsor, Mo.; Sandy Scott, Elkton, Kentucky; and numerous nieces and nephews. Donald was preceded in death by his parents; 3 brothers, Charlie, Pete and Tom Vickers; 2 sisters, Mary Kimbrell and Betty Hoover. Funeral services will be Monday, October 30, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial will be in the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

VICKERS, Elizabeth WELCH
1816-1897
Bethlehem Cemetery, Bethlehem Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, July 25 1897 - Mrs. Elizabeth Vickers died a few minutes past twelve Wednesday night. She had been ill since only Tuesday afternoon, when she was taken with fatal bowel and stomach trouble. If she would had lived one month longer,,she would have been 81 and was 20 days older than her husband, A. Vickers who is left to mourn her. The couple would have lived together 60 years in October, on the 25th. Deceased was born in Kentucky, where she was married to A. Vickers in 1837. They went to Illinois in 1852 and two years later came to Henry county and located near Bethlehem, where they lived until about a year ago when they moved to Clinton to be nearer their children. Five children are living--Mrs. Laura Jennings, Mrs. Adeline Wood, Mrs. Florence Levy of Maryville, Mrs. Baker of Beebe, Arkansas, and J. W. Vickers in Kansas City. This couple has been held in veneration by their community. Hospitality and kind deeds were ever theirs. Funeral at the Bethlehem church, of which she had been a member with her husband for forty-three years.

VICKERS, John William
1851-1936
Bethlehem Cemetery, Bethlehem Twp, Henry Co, MO
John W. Vickers Dead - Funeral services for the late John W. Vickers of Kansas City were held Sunday at 1 p.m. at the Bethlehem Baptist Church by Rev. and Mrs. M. W. Barcafer. The former delivered the sermon and Mrs. Barcafer read the obituary. Interment was in the Bethlehem cemetery beside his wife and numerous kinsmen. A large crowd of friends and former neighbors were present to pay their last respects to their esteemed friend, several from Kansas City and Lowry City being present besides Henry Countians. Mr. Vickers died Thursday, August 27, after several weeks illness. Death was due to a stroke of apoplexy. John W. Vickers was born 85 years ago this September in Illinois and come to Henry County as a lad of three with his parents, Absalom and Elizabeth Vickers. He lived on a farm in the Bethlehem neighborhood many years. While residing on this farm, he possessed a team of fine mares, Morgan and Quincy, in which he took a great pride and was loathe to give up when he left the farm. He was a splendid horseman himself and understood and appreciated fine animals. Several years ago Mr. Vickers moved to Kansas City, then to Liberty and finally to Lowry City to be near two sons, now dead. He lost his wife, Mrs. Emma Vickers, daughter of Josiah Woods and wife, while at Lowry, and after that he went to Kansas City, where he lived 15 years. He made his home with Oscar Vickers, the only remaining child of four given him and his wife, who gave his father tender, devoted care in his declining years. Mr. Vickers had four sisters, Mesdames P. S. Jennings, John L. Wood and R. A. Levy, all of whom preceded him in death, and Mrs. Nettie V. Baker, now in Casper, Wyo., who is in her 88th year. Mr. Vickers was an uncle of Dr. W. T. Jennings and Mrs. M. W. Barcafer of Clinton.

VICKERS, Robert C. "Pete"
1937-1999
Laurel Oak Cemetery (V), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Sep 20 1999 - Robert "Pete" Vickers, 62, Windsor, died Sunday morning, September 19, 1999, at his home. He was born June 6, 1937 in Lowry City, the son of Hubert Cecil Vickers and Ada Mae (Logan) Vickers. On November 28, 1954, he married Dixie June Collins, who survives him. He was a self-employed carpenter and contractor, doing work and building many houses in the Windsor area. In addition to his wife, Mr. Vickers is survived by three sons, John Vickers, Portland, Texas, Brian Vickers, Windsor, and Darrell Vickers, Green Ridge; three daughters, Brenda Vivone, Windsor, Pam Foster, Liberty, and Michelle Vickers, Windsor; 15 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren; four brothers, Tommy E. Vickers, Long View, Washington, Donald H. Vickers, Windsor, Jack L. Vickers, Raytown, Kenneth A. Vickers, Calhoun; four sisters, Betty B. Hoover, Mary A. Kimbrell and Beverly S. Stirts, all of Windsor, Sandra K. Scott, Elkton, Kentucky, and 30 nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be Tuesday at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial in Laurel Oak Cemetery.

VICTOR, Jenetta McBRIDE
1818-1893
Carrsville Cemetery, Big Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Jenetta Victor, nee McBride, was born in Casey county, Ky. Feb 3, 1818 and died Dec. 9, 1893 at the home of her son, J. W. Victor in Kansas City. She was 74 and came to Boone county, Mo. with her parents in an early day, married J. T. Victor and became a Baptist there. They moved to Shelby county and came to Henry in 1866, which was their home until death separted them. She was a member of the Hartwell Baptist Church. Three sons and one daughter: J. W. of Kansas City, Rev. S. M. Victor of Clinton, R. T., near Clinton, and Hattie Swart, near Maurine. She was taken suddenly with neuralgia Dec. 9 and was sick only a few hours. She was a good, pious mother and has gone to live in the glorious sunlight of God.

VIEBROCK, Emil J.
1912-1991
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Emil J. Viebrock, 79, Cole Camp, died Thursday afternoon, December 5, 1991 at Good Samaritan Nursing Home, Cole Camp. He was born April 11, 1912 near Stover, son of John and Gesena Hagenah Viebrock. On April 17, 1938, near Cole Camp, he married Leona Miesner, who died January 10, 1983. Mr. Viebrock was a member of Brauersville Immanuel Lutheran Church near Cole Camp. He worked for Cole Camp Producers Exchange. Survivors include a sister, Waleta Brandes, Cole Camp; three brothers, Reno Viebrock, Cletus Viebrock and Alwin Viebrock, all of Cole Camp. Funeral services were held Saturday, December 7, at the church. Burial was in the church cemetery.

VIEBROCK, Shirley Arlene PARKS
1931-2006
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jun 3 2006 - Shirley Arlene Viebrock, 75, Lawrence, Kansas, died Thursday, June 29, 2006, at Presbyterian Manor in Lawrence. She was born January 25, 1931, in Windsor, the daughter of Loyd Alliston Parks and Audrey Genevieve (Jennings) Parks. She moved to Clinton in 1950-1954 when she moved to Leavenworth where she lived until moving to Lawrence in 1964. She worked at Lutheran Campus Ministries for 10 years and then for Lawrence public schools for 13 years. She was a member of the First Baptist Church, Lawrence. She married Frederick Lee Viebrock November 26, 1950, in Calhoun. He survives of the home. Also among survivors are sons Mike Viebrock of Tulsa, Oklahoma, David Viebrock of Overland Park, Kansas, and Paul Viebrock of Austin, Texas; daughter Julianne Viebrock of Lawrence, Kansas; six grandchildren, Lisa and Justin January, Andy Viebrock, Overland Park, Kansas; Matt, Blake and Dusty Viebrock of Austin, Texas. Funeral services were Monday, July 3, at Lawrence First Baptist Church, with burial in Oak Hill Cemetery.

VIETS, Goldie Opal MEYER
1904-1991
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Goldie Opal Viets, 87, Cole Camp, died Sunday evening, August 18, 1991 at Lincoln Community Nursing Home. She was born July 13, 1904, near Cole Camp, daughter of Herman and Dora Bohling Meyer. On April 22, 1924, in Cole Camp, she married Edwin E. Viets, who died July 3, 1972. Mrs. Viets was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church and American Legion Auxiliary Post No. 305, both of Cole Camp. Survivors include a son, Eugene C. Viets, 1404 West Fifth; two sisters, Pansy Drenon, Independence; Dorothy Brockman, Austin, Texas; two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Wednesday, August 21, at the church. Burial was in Cole Camp Memorial Cemetery.

VILHAUER, Barbara May JOHNSON
1918-1997
Englewood Cemetery (V), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Barbara May Johnson Vilhauer was born May 28, 1918, in Clinton, the daughter of Morton and Mae Johnson. She died Sunday, September 14, 1997, at her home in Clinton at the age of 79. Barbara grew up on her father's farm near Clinton and attended a one-room school house, then moved to Clinton later and graduated from Clinton High School in 1936. She married William W. Vilhauer in Rev. Olsen's parsonage on June 28, 1936, and moved with him and her family to Wichita, Kansas, where she was a homemaker and helpmate for him until his death in 1995. She worked with the local PTA. She helped friends and neighbors with hard work and an always friendly smile. In 1996, she drew together a successful reunion of the Class of 1936. She was talented and enjoyed baking, crafts and crocheting. Barbara is survived by one daughter, Barbara Ann Foresman-Morrisey of Berkeley, California; one brother, E. Earl Johnson, Clinton; two grandchildren, Robert Foresman-Morrisey of Berkeley, California, and Ruth Motta of New Orleans, Louisiana, and several cousins. Funeral services were held Saturday, September 20, at the Consalus Chapel, Clinton. Burial was in the Englewood Cemetery.

VILHAUER, William Wallis
1913-1995
Englewood Cemetery (V), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - William Wallis Vilhauer was born April 28, 1913, in Clinton, the son of Adam W. and Mary Ann Vilhauer. He died Saturday, September 23, 1995, at Westwood Nursing Center in Clinton at the age of 82. William grew up in Clinton, attended Washington Grade School and in 1931, graduated from Clinton High School. He continued his education with aeronautical engineering classes in Kansas City after his marriage. He earned the first Eagle Scout badge in Henry County. He enjoyed archery and making bows for many years in Wichita. William married Barbara Johnson, also of Clinton, in Rev. Olsen's parsonage on June 28, 1936. One daughter, Barbara Ann, was born in Clinton. The family move din 1941 to Wichita, Kansas, where William found employment at Beech Aircraft Company. He retired after 35 years, to continue his lifelong interests in gardening, modifying and building houses, writing poetry and photography. He is survived by his wife, Barbara, of the home; a daughter, Barbara Ann Foresman-Morrisey, Berkeley, California; one sister, Mable Brotenmarkle, Overland Park, Kansas; a niece, Margaret Mize, Grandview, and two grandchildren, Ruth Motta and Robert Foresman-Morrisey. Funeral services were Tuesday, September 26, at the Consalus Chapel, Clinton. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

VILLINES, Claude
1910-2000
Englewood Cemetery (V), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Daily Democrat, Jan 15 2001 - Claude Villines, son of Joseph G. Villines and Leona Wishon Villines, was born March 19, 1910, in Low Gap, Arkansas, and died December 30, 2000, at Golden Valley Hospital, Clinton. He was a veteran of World War II serving in the Army Air Corps. He lived in Arkansas for 30 years before moving to Lee's Summit. He moved to Henry County in 1962. He was a self-employed timber buyer. He was a member of the Disabled American Veterans and the VFW Post 1894, Clinton. He is survived by four sons, Reginald Lee Villines of Tucson, Arizona, Steven Wade Villines and Dennis Dean Villines, both of Clinton, and Gary Glenn Villines of Wichita, Kansas; one daughter, Sherri Renee Starling of Clinton, as well as six grandchildren, Jennifer Lee Petit, Christopher Lee Villines, Jeffrey Dean Villines, Elizabeth Carrol, Gary Glen Villines, Jr. and Sarah Nicole Starling, and two great-grandchildren, Emma Lynn Petit and Wyatt Petit. Graveside services were held at the Englewood cemetery, Clinton, on Tuesday, January 2. Burial was in the Englewood Cemetery.

VILLINES, Mary Frances RICHARDSON
1926-2002
Englewood Cemetery (V), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Sep 3 2002 - Mary Frances Villines, 76, Clinton, formerly of Lee's Summit, died Friday, August 30, 2002, at her home. Graveside services were held Tuesday, September 3, at Englewood Cemetery. She was born July 31, 1926, in Cooksville, Tennessee, daughter of Thurman and Florence Kinard Richardson. She married Claude Villines, who died December 30, 2000. Her parents and one brother, Thurman Richardson, Jr., also preceded her in death. Survivors include four sons, Reginald Lee Villines and wife Victoria Ann, Tucson, Arizona, Steven W. Villines, Dennis D. Villines, both of Clinton, Gary Villines and wife Priscilla, Wichita, Kansas; one daughter, Sherri Starling and husband Bob, Clinton; two sisters, Virginia Batson, Raytown, Thelma Lucas, Gladstone; one sister-in-law, Bobbie Richardson, Nashville, Tennessee; six grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

VINCENT, Anna June SHULER
1917-2017
Laurel Oak Cemetery (V), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
June Vincent, 99, of Sedalia, Missouri, former long-time resident of Windsor, Mo., died Sunday morning, March 19, 2017, at the Sylvia G. Thompson Resident Center, Sedalia, Mo. June was born June 13, 1917 in Polk County, Mo., the daughter of William Charlton Shuler and Emma (Burros) Shuler. On August 21, 1938 in Bolivar, Mo., she married Arlo Roe Vincent, and he preceded her in death on April 7, 2006. They were married 68 years. June graduated from Bolivar High School and then attended Southwest Baptist College in Bolivar, Mo., before her marriage to Arlo. They moved to Windsor and opened Vincent's Shoes, later adding clothing to their store and changing the name to Vincent's Shoes & Clothing. June retired in 2005 after 60 years in the store. She enjoyed sewing, knitting, crocheting and doing alterations. She loved traveling and playing slot machines. She was a member of the First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Sedalia, Mo. She was a former member of the First Christian Church in Windsor. Survivors include 2 daughters, Glennda Shumake, Navarre, FL, Dixie Coffey and husband Charles, Sedalia, MO; Brian Vincent and wife, Janet, Sedalia, MO; 5 grandchildren, Lisa Coffey Cooperider and husband Richard, Jason Vincent Coffey, Andrea Shumake True and husband Tony; Dr. Melissa Joy Shumake Manzari and husband Davide, and Taylor Vincent; 6 great-grandchildren, Andrew True, Lindsay True, Liza Cooperider, Renee Cooperider, Ava Coffey, Tyler Coffey, numerous nieces and nephews and a special niece Suzi Shuler Hampton. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by 3 brothers, Kenneth Shuler, Roy Shuler, Charles Shuler, 2 sisters, Ruth Hamlin, Lois Shuler; 3 sisters-in-law, Marjorie Shuler, Mitty Shuler, Billie Jo Shuler and a brother-in-law, Olin Hamlin. Graveside services will be Wednesday morning, March 22, 2017 at the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor, Mo.

VINCENT, Arlo
1917-2006
Laurel Oak Cemetery (V), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 10 2006 - Arlo Vincent, 88, Sedalia and formerly of Windsor, died Friday, April 7, 2006, at Bothwell Regional Health Center in Sedalia. He was born November 4, 1917, in Bolivar, the son of Charley Samuel Vincent and Vida Susan (Newsum) Vincent. On August 21, 1938, in Bolivar, he married June Shuler, who survives of the home. Mr. Vincent, together with his wife, founded Vincent's Shoe Stores in 1938 in Windsor, starting out as a shoe repair shop. He served in the Army Air Corps from 1942-45. He was a member of the First Christian Church, Windsor, for many years, serving as an elder, singing in the choir and was also a member of the board of the church. He served on the Windsor School District Board of Directors, was a member of the Windsor Chamber of Commerce and Windsor Development Corp.; served on the Windsor Hospital Board, was a member of the Windsor Country Club, served on the board of directors for Citizens Bank of Windsor and Heuer-Williams, Inc., a shoe co-op in Springfield, was a former member of the Lions Club, the International Order of Odd Fellows, and the American Legion Post 82. For a time he sang with SPEBSQSA, a barbershop quartet organization. In addition to his wife June, survivors include two daughters, Glennda Vincent Shumake, Santa Rosa Beach, Florida, and Dixie J. Coffey and her husband Charles, Sedalia; a son Brian K. Vincent and his wife Janet, Sedalia; five grandchildren, Lisa Coffey Cooperider and her husband Rich, Jason Vincent Coffey and his wife Heather, Melissa Joy Shumake Guillemont and her husband Betram, Andrea Shumake True and her husband Tony, and Taylor M. Vincent; four great-grandchildren, Andrew True, Lindsay True, Liza Joy Cooperider and Renee Cooperider. He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Lowell Vincent and Deral Vincent. Funeral services were Monday, April 10, at Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial was in Laurel Oak Cemetery.

VINCENT, Burton Eugene "Gene"
1937-2001
Clinton Daily Democrat, Apr 18 2001 - Burton Eugene "Gene" Vincent, 63, Hutchinson, Kansas, died Monday, April 16, 2001. He was born May 14, 1937, in Pierre, South Dakota, the son of Ward and Martha Green Vincent. He was a sergeant in the United States Air Force from 1955 until retiring in 1975. He served as chief of police in Clinton and was employed by Rawhide Trucking Company in Hutchinson. He was a member of Hutchinson Northminster Presbyterian Church. He was preceded in death by his first wife Mary. On May 17, 1997, he married Janis Bradford Nash at Hutchinson, who survives. He is also survived by three sons, Dave Vincent, Punta Gorda, Florida, Jim Vincent, Clinton, and Tom Vincent, Adora; one step-daughter, Judy Chellew, St. Joseph; three brothers, Dale Vincent, Calvin Vincent and Jim Vincent; four sisters, Linda Johnson, Dorothy Norgood, Shirley DenHartog and Mavis Eldeen; 11 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Mary and three brothers, Thomas Vincent, Raymond Vincent an Alvin Vincent. Funeral services are Friday, at Northminster Presbyterian Church.

VINCENT, Larry Lee
1944-2006
Resthaven Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Osceola, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, May 30 2006 - Larry Lee Vincent, 62, Lowry City, died on Monday, May 29, 2006, in his home. Memorial services will be Friday, June 2, at Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel in Osceola. Burial will be in Resthaven Memorial Gardens, Osceola.

VINCENT, Nancy Carole BARTLETT
1937-2003
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Dec 4 2003 - Nancy Carole Vincent, 66, Blairstown, died Tuesday, December 2, 2003, at Clinton Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, Clinton. Cremation. No services are planned at this time. She was an assembly worker for Dazey Manufacturing in Kansas City for 35 years, retiring in 1994. She moved to Blairstown in 1995 to live with her daughter, Vickie, and husband, Paul Smith. She was preceded in death by her father, Arthur C. Bartlett, and her mother, Jessie M. Bartlett, and five brothers and sisters. She is survived by two daughters, Vicktoria L. Smith of Blairstown and Ludella C. James of Clinton, and two sons, Guy W. Vincent, Jr. of Grandview and Estes R. Vincent, Tracy, California; eight grandchildren, Toby M. Vincent, Laura B. Vincent, Megan N. Vincent, Heather N. Buffett, Justin L. Smith, Christapher N. Vincent, Lorrie A James and Timothy O. Knight, as well as seven brothers and sisters.

VINSON, Orville
1895-1897
Englewood Cemetery (V), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Died July 13, Orville, youngest child and only son of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Vinson who live on Elm Street. The little one was unusually bright and the speical idol of his father's heart. Mr. Vinson is fireman on the KCO&S but laid aside every duty but watching the bedside of his little son since last Saturday when the mortal illness of brain and stomach seized the little body and the reaper death called him for his own.

VINZANT, Dorothea M. GILE
1925-2000
Maplewood & Brownington Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Daily Democrat - Dorothea M. Vinzant, Deepwater, died Thursday, November 30, 2000, at the Sac-Osage Hospital in Osceola at the age of 75 years. Mrs. Vinzant's husband, Lloyd, died on November 11 of this year. She is survived by their three children, Robert Vinzant of Kansas City, Beverly Wright of Polo, and Betty Denison of Brownington; three brothers, Frank Gile, Melvin Gile and Charles Gile, Jr., all of Illinois; four sisters, Beverly Nash of Davenport, Iowa, Mary Schmitt of Riverside, California, Helen Frederick of Bettendorf, Iowa, and Jacquelin Owens of Sparta, Illinois; five grandchildren. Graveside services under the were at the Maplewood Cemetery in Brownington on Monday.

VINZANT, Lloyd W.
1926-2000
Maplewood & Brownington Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Daily Democrat - Lloyd W. Vinzant, died Saturday, November 11, 2000, at the Golden Valley Hospital. He was from Deepwater. He was a veteran of World War II. He is survived by his wife, Dorthea Vinzant of the home; one son, Robert Vinzant of Kansas City; two daughters, Beverly Wright of Polo and Betty Denison of Brownington; three grandchildren. Graveside services will be Tuesday at Maplewood Cemetery.

VINZANT, Vernal Clarence
1916-1993
Maplewood & Brownington Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Vernal C. Vinzant, 76, 208 West Henry Street, died Thursday, May 20, 1993, at Meadow Brook Manor in Clinton. He is survived by one son, Donald Vinzant of Nevada; four daughters, Janet Hainline of Branson, Joan Kitt, Sandra Bourdon and Iva May Lang, all of Des Moines, Iowa; two brothers, Loyd Vinzant of Brownington and Gene Vinzant of Kansas City; 21 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren. Graveside services will be Saturday at the Maplewood cemetery at Brownington.

VIOLETTE, Edward
1800-1887
Blackwater Cemetery, Jackson Twp, Johnson Co, MO
Clinton MO, Nov 12 1887 - About four weeks ago, Edward Violette was here on a visit to his son, Thomas and when he returned home was feeling better than for months; but in a few days after his arrival he sent for the Methodist minister and together they talked of the future, Mr. Violette at that time not being a member of any church, though he said, "I have been a Christian but a few days and have made my peace with my maker and am ready to go." And on Nov. 4, 1887, his labors ceased and the portals of heaven opened to receive him. Before his death, he called to his wife to bring out some relics he had not revealed the history thereof, which had been handed down for generations, consisting of covers and spoons. Altho the quilts are over 150 years old, they are in good state of preservation and will outwear those made at the present day. The spoons are about 200 years old. The relics were divided between Thomas Violette of this city and a brother at Versailles and are highly prized. He was born May 1, 1800 at Harper's Ferry, Va. and at an early age moved to Logan county, Ky. In 1844, he came to this state and settled in Johnson county where he has since resided. Leaves a wife, aged 72, and 7 children. Burial in the Blackwater graveyard, 13 miles north of Holden, Sunday afternoon.

VIOLETTE, Eugene Morrow
1874-1940
Maple Grove Cemetery, Trenton, Grundy Co, MO
Eugene Violette, who for many years had occupied the chair of history at the University of Louisiana, Baton Rouge, author of a widely known History of Missouri. and one of the founders of the Phi Lamba Epsilom Fraternity died at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 26, 1940. He was stricken with a heart attack, while before one of his classes at the University, and death follow soon thereafter, closing a life that was replete with scholarly attainment and service in the educational fields of his country. Eugene Morrow Violette was born in Johnson County, Missouri, 1874, the son of the late Tom Violette, who was a shoe merchant in Clinton many years. When he was about six years of age he moved with his family to Pleasant Hill, MO. and then to Kentucky where they resided until they returned to Missouri, locating in Clinton about 1879. Eugene attended the public schools in Clinton from which he was graduated and then became a student at the old Lampkin Academy, where the Phi Lamba Epsilom was conceived by Uel and Charlie Lampkin, the late F. B. Owen of Oklahoma City, R. L. Covington and Mr. Violette. He continued his studies at the State Teachers College at Kirksville; Central College, Fayette; Chicago University and then Harvard University. Choosing the teaching field he became pre eminent in his field of work. At the time of his death he was at work on a new History Of Missouri. He was married to Miss Hallie Hall of Trenton, Missouri, who preceded him in death in 1935. He will laid by her side in Maple Grove Cemetery at Trenton, Friday afternoon. His second wife died about two years ago. He is survived by a son, Homer Violette, Bowie, Md., and daughter, Mrs. Charles Campbell, New Orleans; eight and Mrs. Jeanne Violette, Clinton, MO. - From the Northeast Missouri State Teachers College Records, Kirksville, Missouri, (Truman State University) The Eugene Morrow Violette Collection (1875-1940) Eugene Morrow Violette, the eldest son of Thomas Henry & Julia (Horn) Violette, was born September 4, 1875 on his Grandfather Violette's farm near Pittsfield, MO. He died March 26, 1940, at his home in Baton Rouge, LA. Eugene grew up in Clinton, MO, where he worked in his father's shoe store while attending Clinton High School and Clinton Academy. In 1892, while a student at the Academy, he joined a group of friends "the gang" in his diaries) to become one of the six founding members of Phi Lambda Epsilon fraternity. In 1895, he entered Central College (now Central Methodist University), Fayette, MO, and earned a BA which was awarded in 1898. He then moved on to the University of Chicago for an MA in History the following year. After teaching several years, he twice took sabbaticals to work on his PHD at Harvard; he completed the course work but was unable to finish the degree program. Violette began his long teaching career as an Assistant in History during his senior year at Central. Upon completion of his Master's, he was appointed Acting Associate Professor of History at the University of Missouri for one year, then accepted a permanent position as Professor of European History and Head of the Department of History and Government at the First District Normal School (now Truman State University) in Kirksville. Except for a year's leave to teach at Washington University, St. Louis, 1920-21, he remained in Kirksville from 1900 until 1923 when he went to Louisiana State University as Associate Professor of History. He was Professor of English History there at the time of his death in 1940. Although Violette's professed areas of interest and training were British and medieval European history, he became one of Missouri's premiere state historians. His extensive works on Missouri history include A History of Missouri (1918), the standard public school textbook for many years. While in Kirksville, he created the Normal School archives and began collecting artifacts for what would eventually become the campus historical museum (later named the EM Violette Museum in his honor). Off campus, he initiated the drive for an Adair County Historical Society, was a founding Trustee of the State Historical Society of Missouri, served on the Mississippi Valley Historical Association's editorial board, was on the Missouri Centennial Commission, and was a very active member of the American Historical Association, the Missouri Teachers Association and numerous other professional organizations. In 1902, Eugene married Miss Hallie Hall (1870-1935), the daughter of George and Rachel Abbott (Smith) Hall of Trenton, MO, and an English instructor at the Normal School. The couple had two children, Homer Newton (1903-1982), and Rachel Eugenia (1905-1992). His second wife was longtime family friend and Kirksville school teacher, Mrs. Elizabeth "Bessie" (Smith) Starr (1886-1938). She died during their honeymoon voyage to Europe, only two months after their Christmas 1937 wedding. When Eugene Violette died in March 1940, his children donated his personal library and papers to the two schools where he had spent the major portion of his career, Northeast Missouri State Teachers College (the old Normal School) and Louisiana State University. The LSU library was to select the documents and books related to Louisiana that they wanted for their collection and the rest, including personal diaries and scrapbooks, were to come to Pickler Memorial Library at Northeast Missouri College, Kirksville MO.

VIOLETTE, Irene May
1883-1887
Englewood Cemetery (V), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton, MO - On last Monday afternoon, Irene, little 4 1/2 year old girl of Mr. and Mrs. T. H. Violette, breather her last, with diphtheria. Sunday she went to Sunday School but complained some during the day. Alas, He who doeth all things well in a few hours called the little angle to her home in heaven. Burial in Englewood.

VIOLETTE, Rachel M.
1816-1903
Englewood Cemetery (V), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Missouri, Oct 10 1903 - Died Monday, October 5, Mrs. Rachel M. Violette, mother of Thomas H. Violette, of old age. born in Logan county, Ky. May 16, 1816. Rev. Pugsley preached her funeral at the M.E. church Tuesday. Burial in Englewood.

VIOLETTE, Thomas Henry
1847-1908
Englewood Cemetery (V), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Nov 14 1908 - The death of Thomas H. Violette occurred at his home on North Fourth Street, Monday morning at 2 o'clock He had been suffering the past six months from a complication of diseases but was confined to his bed only two weeks. Born at Russellville, KY. October 31, 1847, moving to Johnson County, this state, in 1855 and served in the Confederate Army for three years. Married Miss Julia Horn in 1872 and they moved to Clinton in 1879. Four children: a daughter, who died in infancy; three sons, Eugene of Kirksville, Newton of Denver, Colorado and Lee of Clinton. His first wife died in 1881. He married Miss Jeannie Horn in 1882. Three children all dead. Mr Violette was one of the pioneer businessmen of Clinton and had a jovial disposition that won him many friends.

VIVONE, Brenda Kay VICKERS
1957-2002
Laurel Oak Cemetery (V), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Nov 18 2002 - Brenda Kay (Vickers) Vivone, 44, Windsor, died early Saturday morning, November 16, 2002, at her home in Windsor. She was born November 18, 1957, in Clinton, the daughter of Robert Cecil "Pete" Vickers and Dixie June (Collins) Vickers. She was a self-employed painter and also had worked with her father in his carpentry business for several years. She is survived by two daughters, Jamie Reddell and Rachael Mortimer, both of Sedalia; a grandson, Brendan; two granddaughters, Erika and Kaya; her mother, Dixie Vickers, Windsor; her fiance, Johnny McKim, Windsor; three brothers, John Vickers, Portland, Texas, Brian Vickers, Windsor and Darrell Vickers, Green Ridge; two sisters, Pam Foster, North Kansas City, and Michelle Vickers, Windsor; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins, 17 nieces and nephews, 18 great-nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be Tuesday, November 19, at the Hadley Funeral Home. Burial will be in Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

VOCHATZER, Edna May HARPER
1935-2004
Laurel Oak Cemetery (V), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 29 2004 - Edna May (Harper) Vochatzer, 68, Windsor, died Tuesday morning, January 27, 2004, in Sugar Creek. She was born September 9, 1935, in Climax Springs, the daughter of William Henry Harper and Eliza Bell (Vandenberg) Harper. On December 27, 1953, in Windsor, she married William J. Vochatzer, Sr. She graduated from Windsor High School and later graduated from Penn Valley Community College with an associate's degree as a food supervisor. She worked as a supervisor and manager in food service departments at various Kansas City nursing homes and the Research Medical Center for over 10 years. She had also worked at Sears and Roebuck in Kansas City for several years. She was a member of the Churchh of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Clinton Ward. Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, William J. Vochatzer, Jr., and his wife Mary Kay, Samuel J. Vochatzer and his wife Linda, all of Blue springs; two daughters and sons-in-law, Victoria L. Waitzmann and her husband Fredrick, Valerie F. Eneff and her husbannd Michael, all of Windsor; 13 grandchildren, William J. III, Kenneth, Michael and Eric Vochhatzer, Eric, Tiffanny, Natalie and Brad Waitzmann, Jessica, Stephaniee, Michael II, Nicole and Samantha Eneff; a great-granddaughhter, Annaleeise Vochatzer; two sisters, Harriet Ann Warren, Independence, Gertrude J. Clouse, Windsor; a brother William J. Harper Jr., Edwards, and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be Saturday, January 31, at Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial will be in the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

VOELZKE, Esther FARR
1935-2014
Laurel Oak Cemetery (V), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Esther F. Voelzke, age 79, of Warsaw, passed away Sunday, December 14, 2014. She was born on April 21, 1935 in Winterset, Iowa, the daughter of Charles and Faith (Yates) Farr. Esther owned and operated Esther's Beauty Salon in Warsaw for many years. She was a member of the Faith Lutheran Church of Warsaw. She enjoyed quilting, sewing and gardening. She is preceded in death by her parents, a daughter, Karen Mills and a brother Leonard Farr. She is survived by two daughters, Sharen Lehman, and her husband Don, of Jefferson City, Missouri and Roxey Dugan, of Clinton, Missouri, one son, Rocky Kellner, and his wife Diane, of Warsaw, nine grandchildren; Scott Mills, and his wife Dusty, of Warsaw, Mark Mills, of Warsaw, Stacy Smallwood, and her husband Justin, of Pleasant Hill, Missouri, Stefanie Polletta, and her husband DJ, of Grain Valley, Gregg Wright, of Clinton, Missouri, Geoff Wright, and his wife Marie, of Greenwood, Missouri, Michelle Dugan, of Clinton, Missouri, Lesley Marforano, and her husband Bryan, of Oregon and Justin Kellner, and his wife Marissa, of Warsaw, thirteen great-grandchildren, two sisters, Elizabeth Spickert, of Warsaw and Catherine Wilcockson, of Clinton, Missouri, numerous other relatives and friends. Funeral Services for Esther F. Voelzke will be held Tuesday, December 16, 2014 at the Faith Lutheran Church in Warsaw. Burial will be in the Laurel Oak Cemetery in Windsor, Missouri.

VOGEL, Belle NICHOLS KEEN
1876-1923
Bethlehem Cemetery, Bethlehem Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Mrs. J. W. Vogel died at her home on North 5th street, the evening of August 9th, after an illness of a year and a half with a complication of diseases. Deceased was about 48 years old. Her maiden name was Belle Nichols. Her first husband's name was Keen, who died a number of years ago. She married J. W. Vogel several years ago, who survives her. She also leaves six children by her first husband, Mrs. Ernest Hibbs, who lives on North 3rd street; Mrs. Jesse Todd, north of Clinton; Helen, Alice, Amos and Jimmie, at home. All have tenderly cared for the mother during the last illness, Helen ever at the bedside. Little Alice did what she could and also carried papers. Helen will remain in Clinton with Mrs. Hibbs, while Mrs. Vogel's brothers, Joe and Rube Nichols, of Osceola, will take the younger children. Deceased was a good Christian woman. She belonged to the Church of God. The funeral services were conducted at her late home last Friday. Burial in Bethlehem cemetery.

VOGEL, Blaze
1876-1939
St. Marys Cemetery, Montrose, Deepwater Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Blase Vogel, well known merchant and farmer of Germantown who had known that death walked beside him the past year, died at his home in the early morning watches, about 3:40 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 10, 1939. Early in July, Mr. Vogel had been in St. Joseph's hospital, Kansas City, where he was given electrical treatments, which were thought to have greatly eased his suffering. Blase Vogel was born in Alsace-Lorraine, Europe, 1876, and when a boy of 10 came with his parents and brother to America, where they settled in the Germantown community. For 17 years Mr. Vogel farmed near Germantown, did carpentering and contracting and was a blacksmith. In 1919 he went to Germantown where he operated the General store until recent years, when he continued with his carpentering and blacksmithing, an expert workman. Aug. 4, 1901, Miss Clara Teeman, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Teeman, of the community became his wife, and, with their children, survives. Born, and reared in, and always faithful to the Catholic church, Mr. Vogel was a member of the Knights of Columbus and The Holy Name Society. He had enjoyed good health until the last year of life, then faced with death, he accepted the knowledge courageously, suffered patiently and without complaint. Affable, kindly intentioned, possessed of a good mind and definite opinions on all subjects he was conscious until within ten minutes of his death, enjoyed his friends and the pleasure of his children about him. He is survived by his widow, and sons, Blase Albert and Aloysius all of the home, and Henry Vogel of Appleton City and Nicholas Vogel of near Germantown; daughters, Mesdames Joseph H. Gassen of Higginsville, Wilbur Hurt of Boonville and Richard Garrett of Clinton; also 10 grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at the Immaculate Conception Church at Montrose on Saturday. Burial at the Montrose Catholic Cemetery.

VOGEL, Cecil Clemence
1920-2008
St. Marys Cemetery, Montrose, Deepwater Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, April 11 2008 - Cecil Clemence Vogel, son of Frank and Louise (Cook) Vogel, was born Oct. 27, 1920, in Germantown. He departed this life on April 6, 2008, at Sac-Osage Hospital in Osceola. Cecil lived his life in Montrose. After serving in World War II, he ran two local businesses, a feed store and a grocery store. Vogel's Grocery was in business for 23 years before closing in 1973. Cecil then worked as a conservation agent for the Montrose Wildlife Area until his retirement. Mr. Vogel was a member of the Montrose VFW Post 8820 and Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. Cecil and Freda Marie Goth were united in marriage January 8, 1947, at St. Ludger's Catholic Church in Germantown and to this union five children were born. Preceding Cecil in death were his parents; two children, Norman and Louise, who died at birth; a grandson Dean Schmedding, and a granddaughter Karla Bauer; four brothers, Erwin, Eugene, Marcellus and Paul, and two sisters, Rita Strope and Mary Ellen Jurgensmeyer. Survivors include his wife Marie; three children, Juantia and husband Jerry Schmedding, Joanne and husband Rick Bauer, and Larry Vogel; his grandchildren, Bill Schmedding, Barry Schmedding and wife Juli, Gregg Schmedding and wife Nicole, Ann Schmedding and fiance Thomas Struchtemeyer, Mark Bauer and Kelly Bauer; five great-grandchildren, Jack, Jade, Jimmie, Luke and Grace Schmedding; two brothers, Raymond and Robert and wife Charlotte; a sister Betty and husband Bob Kniffin; three sisters-in-law Beatrice Vogel, Mary Vogel and Jane Vogel, and a host of nieces and nephews. Funeral services were at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Montrose on Wednesday, April 9. Burial was in St. Mary's Cemetery, Montrose.

VOGEL, Dessie M. "Pat" RAMSEY
1915-1993
Shawnee Cemetery, Warsaw, Benton Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Dessie M. "Pat" Vogel, 76, Warsaw, died Sunday, Feb. 21, 1993 at Golden Valley Hospital. Services will be Wednesday at Reser Chapel, Warsaw; burial in Shawnee Cemetery. Mrs. Vogel was born in Kansas City and lived in the Kansas City area until moving to Warsaw in 1968. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star. She was a Methodist. Survivors include her husband, Dr. William H. Vogel of the home; a son, James W. Arthur, Lee's Summit; four brothers, Ernest Ramsey, Independence, and Paul Ramsey, John Ramsey and David Ramsey of Oklahoma; a sister, Mary Ramsey, Oklahoma, and a granddaughter.

VOGEL, Freda Marie GOTH
1922-2009
St. Marys Cemetery, Montrose, Deepwater Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jul 21 2009 - Freda Marie Vogel, 87, daughter of William H. and Clara (Lichtenaur) Goth, was born January 19, 1922, in Germantown and died on Friday, July 17, 2009, at Research Hospital in Belton. Mrs. Vogel lived most of her life in Montrose. She was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Montrose. Marie enjoyed volunteering at the Montrose Senior Center, growing flowers and spending time with her family. Marie married Cecil C. Vogel January 8, 1947, at St. Ludger's Catholic Church in Germantown. Preceding Marie in death were her husband, Cecil, in 2008; her parents; two children, Norman, who died at age 14, and Louise, who died at birth; a grandson, Dean Schmedding; a granddaughter, Karla Bauer; two sisters, Caroline Westhusing and Genevieve Vogel. Survivors include her children, Juanita Schmedding and husband, Jerry, Joanne Bauer and husband, Rick, and Larry Vogel, all of Montrose; her grandchildren, Bill Schmedding, Barry Schmedding and wife, Juli, Gregg Schmedding and wife, Nicole, Ann Struchtemeyer and husband, Thomas, Mark Bauer and fiancee, Katie Lord, and Kelly Bauer; six great-grandchildren, Jack, Jade, Jimmie, Jordan, Luke and Grace Schmedding. Funeral Mass will be at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Montrose on Thursday, July 23. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery in Montrose.

VOGEL, Genevieve T.
1918-1999
St. Ludger Cemetery, Deepwater Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Daily Democrat, Aug 27 1999 - Genevieve T. Vogel, 81, Montrose, died Thursday, August 26, 1999, at her home. She is survived by four sons, Kenneth Vogel of Peculiar, Delbert Vogel of Clinton, Roger Vogel of Peculiar and Roy Vogel of Montrose; two sisters, Caroline Westhusing of Urich and Marie Vogel of Montrose; 13 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and 16 great-great-grandchildren. Funeral mass will be Saturday, August 28, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Montrose, with burial in St. Ludger's Cemetery, Germantown.

VOGEL, George A.
1928-2003
Appleton City Cemetery, Appleton City, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Sep 15 2003 - George A. Vogel was born to George F. and Eleatha L. Vogel in White Oak, Oklahoma, January 16, 1928. He was the only son. He had two sisters, Tessie Ilene and Treva Jean. The family moved to Appleton City in 1939 where he was raised. George joined the United States Army where he was trained as a small arms weapons mechanic. He served his country in World War II as a Private First Class. He also enjoyed boxing while in the Army. After being honorably discharged from the Army, he worked at Crouch's Studebaker dealership in Clinton as a mechanic. In November 1965, he graduated in the top of his class from the Department of Commerce Civil Aeronautics Administration in Kansas City through the Aero Mechanics School as an airframe mechanic. On September 6, 1963, George married Rosa Lee Stowell of Independence. At that time George and Rosa Lee both worked for Benson Manufacturing Company in Kansas City. The couple made their home in Raytown before moving to rural Deepwater in 1969. George and Rosa Lee owned and operated the Coast to Coast store in Clinton for many years and later managed the Kerr-McGee Service Station, also in Clinton. George owned and operated Vogel's Garage in Clinton and then worked at United Wood Enterprise, Inc. before retiring. George and Rosa Lee had six children, Terry, Sherry, Kelly, Steve, Robert and Jennifer. Tragically Robert and Jennifer died April 22, 1974. George, being "the rock" of the family, alongside hi wife, Rosa Lee, managed to raise not only their remaining four children, but the many others who looked to him as a father figure. During his lifetime, George was an active member of the Masonic Lodge and the Shrine Temple. He had compassion for others and was known as someone who would be the first to help those less fortunate, never wanting any recognition. He enjoyed hunting, but his real love was fishing. When not working, one could find George with his fishing pole in hand and his son or one of his friends along with him. George died Monday, September 1, 2003, at the home of his son with his family present. He was preceded in death by his wife of 38 years, Rosa Lee Vogel in August 2002. Also preceding him in death were his children, Robert and Jennifer; his parents and a sister, Treva Vogel. He is survived by two sons and their wives, Steve and Melanie Vogel of Deepwater and Terry and Hye OK off Cole Camp; two daughters, Kelly Anderson and her husband Leonard, Deepwater, and Sherry Vogel of Lake Oswego, Oregon; a sister, Tessie Vogel, Appleton City; seven grandchildren, Lauren Vogel, Debbie Williams, Jodie Vogel, Ryan Houk, Tim Vogel, Jamie Meyer and Brian Vogel; two great-grandchildren, Hunter and Dominic Meyer. George supported the Republican Party and the NRA. He had a great sense of humor that everyone will miss greatly. Funeral services were held Friday, September 5, at the Consalus-Bradley Funeral Home, Clinton. Burial was in Appleton City Cemetery.

VOGEL, George Emil
1885-1948
Laurel Oak Cemetery (V), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
The Index, Hermitage MO, Thursday, Sep 9 1948 -- George Emil Vogel, the youngest son of John and Louise Vogel, was born near Climax Springs, MO, April 24, 1885 and passed away at his home in Windsor Sept 1, 1948, at the age of 63 years, 4 months and 7 days. He was united in marriage with Maude (Gardner) Palmer July 28, 1913 and to this union six children were born, He was in the mercantile business in Climax Springs. He moved his business to Windsor in 1927, where he spend the rest of his life with the exception of 2 years in Wheatland, MO., and 3 years in California. He was united with the Climax Springs Presbyterian Church in 1921 and later moved his membership to the Methodist Church in Windsor. He was a member of the IOOF lodge. He leaves to mourn his passing his wife of the home, four sons, John, Paul, and George Jr., of California and Harold of Bolivar, MO.; two daughters, Mrs. Charles Happel of California and Mrs. Roy Hastings of Wichita, KS; two stepsons, Roy and Frank Palmer of Windsor; ten grandchildren, two sisters, three brothers and a number of nieces and nephews. Burial services were held at the Methodist Church in Windsor Friday, Sept. 3. Burial was in Laurel Oak Cemetery.

VOGEL, Harold Edward
1921-2002
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Aug 27 2002 - Harold Edward Vogel, 80, Sedalia, died Friday, August 23, 2002, at Bothwell Regional Health Center. He was born September 11, 1921, in Climax Springs, the son of George and Maude Gardner Vogel. On April 12, 1942, in Reno, Nevada, he married Elsie May Murphy, who survives of the home. Mr. Vogel grew up in the Windsor, but moved to Wheatland in his senior year and graduated from Wheatland High School in 1939. He moved to Berkeley, California. He worked in the Kaiser shipyards in California, then served in Calcutta, India, in the Army Transportation Corps during World War II. He was a bricklayer, stone mason and contractor and was a member of the Sedalia City Council, the First Christian Church and was a lay minister. He also helped found the Sedalia chapter of the Habitat of Humanity and published two family histories. He is also survived by a son, Ray Vogel, Sedalia; a daughter, Alice Lee Fiorentio, Longwood, Florida; a brother, Paul Vogel, Santa Rosa, California; a sister, Wilma Hodges, Albuquerque, New Mexico; six grandchildren and four great-grandsons. He was preceded in death by two brothers, George and John Vogel; two half-brothers, Roy and Frank Palmer, and a sister, Louise Happel. Funeral services were Monday in Sedalia. Heckart Colonial Chapel was in charge of arrangements.

VOGEL, Joyce A. SMITH
1922-2007
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 3 2007 - Joyce A. Vogel, 84, Lee’s Summit, died Monday, April 2, 2007 at Lee’s Summit Hospital. Mass of Christian Burial will be held Wednesday, April 4 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Clinton. Her parents, Alfred and Daisy Smith; one sister, Kathleen Darby; two grandsons, Jeffrey Little, Brian Vogel; two nephews, Alan Darby and Monty Darby, preceded her in death. Survivors include one son, Richard Vogel; four daughters, Kathy Smith; Margaret Speir; Linda Jane Kalwei; Edna Tye; one brother Montague P. Smith; seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

VOGEL, Raymond Chester
1927-2011
St. Ludger Cemetery, Deepwater Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Feb 15 2011 - Raymond Chester Vogel of Montrose was born June 9, 1927, at Germantown to Frank and Louise (Cook) Vogel. He died on Sunday, February 13, 2011, at Ellett Memorial Hospital in Appleton City. Raymond grew up on the family farm and attended St. Ludger's School in Germantown. Raymond was inducted into the Army on September 28, 1950, and served in Korea for two years. He was honorably discharged June 27, 1952. Following the service Raymond worked for many years in the Kansas City area doing highway and bridge construction. After retiring to the Montrose area he continued to work doing farming for area farmers. He was a faithful member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church at Montrose, a member of the Knights of Columbus and a long-time member and a past commander of the VFW Post #8820 at Montrose. Raymond was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Louise Vogel; five brothers, Erwin, Eugene, Cecil, Marcellus and Paul Vogel, and two sisters, Rita Marie Strope and Mary Ellen Jurgensmeyer. He is survived by one brother, Robert Vogel and wife, Charlotte, Harrisonville, and one sister, Betty Kniffin and husband, Robert, Lenexa, Kansas; three sisters-in-law, Mary Vogel, Kansas City, Kansas, Jane Vogel, Kansas City, and Beatrice Vogel of Montrose; 34 nieces and nephews, many other friends and relatives. Funeral Mass will be at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Montrose on Thursday, February 17. Interment will be in St. Ludger's Cemetery Germantown.

VOGEL, Rosa Lee STOWELL
1938-2002
Appleton City Cemetery, Appleton City, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Aug 23 2002 - Rosa Lee Stowell Vogel was born to George S. and Angie Stowell in Independence on November 8, 1938. She was an only child. She grew up in Independence and graduated from William Chrisman High School in 1958. She married George A. Vogel on September 6, 1963. The couple made their home in Raytown before moving to rural Deepwater in 1969. Since that time Rosie and George made their home on their farm in rural Deepwater. Rosie died Saturday evening, August 10, 2002, at her home with her family present. George and Rosie had six children, Terry, Sherry, Kelly, Steve, Robert and Jennifer. Tragically, Robert and Jennifer were taken from the family on April 22, 1974. with Rosie's strong determination and will, alongside her husband, George, she managed to pull the family together in spite of their loss and raise, not only their remaining children, but many others who affectionately knew her as "Mom". During her lifetime, Rosie devoted much of her time to her family and was considered an excellent housewife and mother. When her sons were young, Rosie was a den mother for Cub Scouts. She also had many other skills outside the home. In the early 1970s, she assisted her husband in owning and operating the Clinton Coast To Coast store and later managing the Kerr-McGee Service Station, also in Clinton. She also worked at Unitog and Felhoelter's Dairy Farm. In the late 1980s, at the age of 50, Rosie began a new career as she entered nursing school at State Fair Community College and successfully graduated and became an LPN in 1989. From there she worked at Westwood Nursing Home and Truman Lake Manor where she retired in October 2000. A talented musician, Rosie could play beautiful piano and often volunteered her talent at church, local Bible schools, senior centers, nursing homes and several of the Deepwater dinner theatres. She was known as someone who could play any piece of music, many times solely by ear. Rosie played the organ, accordion, guitar and violin. Another talent Rosie enjoyed was gardening, which she dearly loved. Some of Rosie's favorite times were spent in her garden. Her loving touch in her garden blessed many tables with fresh grown vegetables. Upon her passing, Rosie was the current president of the Prairie Queen Garden Club of Appleton City. Rosie was a religious woman and was an active member of the Community of Christ Church of Clinton. In August 1999, Rosie was ordained in the church as a teacher. Rosie is survived by her husband of 38 years, George Vogel, of the home; her mother, Angie Stowell, Independence; two daughters, Sherry Vogel Thatcher and her husband Darrell, Sherwood, Oregon, and Kelly Anderson and her husband Leonard, Deepwater; two sons, Terry Vogel and his wife, Hye OK, Chilhowee, and Steve Vogel and his wife Melanie, Deepwater, and a sister-in-law, Tessie Vogel, Appleton City. Grandchildren include Brian Vogel, Jamie Meyer, Tim Vogel, Ryan Houk, Jodie Vogel, Debbie Vogel and Lauren Vogel. Great-grandchildren include Hunter and Dominc Meyer. Rosie was preceded in death by her father, George S. Stowell, and children, Robert and Jennifer Vogel. Rosie touched the hearts of everyone who knew her. Her caring smile, free spirit and sense of humor will be greatly missed by all of her family and friends. While she leaves a void in all of our lives, her memory will be cherished and will remain in our hearts forever. Arrangements were being handled by Park Lawn Funeral Home. Services were held at the Community of Christ Church on Wednesday, August 14. Internment was at Appleton City Cemetery.

VOGEL, Tessie I.
1926-2004
Appleton City Cemetery, Appleton City, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jun 24 2004 - Tessie I. Vogel, 77, Appleton City, died Tuesday, June 22, 2004, at her home. She is survived by two nieces and two nephews. Funeral services will be Saturday, June 26, at First Baptist Church, Appleton City, with burial in Appleton City Cemetery.

VOGELSMEIER, Mildred Alberta VICKREY
1909-1993
Fairview Cemetery, Sweet Springs, Saline Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Mildred Alberta Vogelsmeier, daughter of William and Effie Brown Vickrey, was born October 14, 1909, in Sweet Springs and passed away July 28, 1993, in Clinton. Millie and her husband owned and operated Harry's Auto Service in Kansas City and Warsaw for 16 years before she retired in 1974. She was a member of the Clinton Senior Center and the Clinton Christian Church. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Harry; one granddaughter, Jana K. Vogelsmeier; three brothers, Kenneth Vickrey, Hubert Vickrey and Raymond Vickrey; two sisters, Kathryn Hayworth and Hazel Noe. She is survived by one son, Don L. Vogelsmeier, Lee's Summit; four grandsons, Jon A. Vogelsmeier, Merriam, Kansas, Jim L. Vogelsmeier, Raytown, Tod A. Dawson, Marietta, Georgia, and Scott A.Dawson, Kansas City, and six great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the Christian Church Saturday, July 31, 1993. Burial was held in the Fairview Cemetery, Sweet Springs, where a graveside service was held.

VOGLER, Jared L.
1986-2011
Jared L. Vogler, age 24, of Warsaw, passed away Monday morning, June 6, 2011, at Golden Valley Memorial Hospital in Clinton, Missouri. He was born on December 16, 1986, in Sedalia, Missouri, the son of James L. and Linda F. Sanderson Vogler. He grew up in Lincoln, Missouri and graduated from Lincoln High School in 2005. He received his Bachelors of Science degree in secondary education from the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg in 2010. On June 5, 2010, he was united in marriage to Ashden Swearngin at Meadow Lakes Country Club in Clinton, Missouri. They made their home in Warsaw and Jared began his teaching at Warsaw High School and Middle School as a social studies teacher. He also was assistant football coach and track coach. Jared and Ashden had been blessed recently with a son, Jordan. Jared was a faithful member of Cedar Grove Baptist Church of Warsaw. He loved the outdoors and hunting and fishing in the Ozarks. He was an avid St. Louis Cardinal Baseball fan and anytime spent with his family and friends was special to him. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandmother, Janice Vogler. Surviving is his wife, Ashden, and son, Jordan, all of the home, his mother, Linda McIntyre and step-father, Alan, of Clinton, his father, James Vogler, and step-mother, Lesta, of Windsor, a brother, Justin Vogler and sister-in-law, Mica, of Warsaw, his paternal grandfather, Jesse Vogler, of Lincoln and maternal grandparents, Betty and Alexander Sanderson, of Sedalia. Also surviving is a half-brother, Dylan Dunlap of Kansas City, MO, a half-sister, Shania Vogler, of Sedalia, three step-brothers, Zeke and his wife, Jamie, Cade and Boone, all of Windsor, his mother and father-in-law, Mark and Cathy Swearngin, of Warsaw, a sister-in-law, Mary Swearngin, also of Warsaw, two nieces, Hensley and Brecklin and two nephews, Ashton and Jaxon, other relatives, co-workers and many friends. Funeral services for Jared Vogler will be Thursday, June 9, 2011, at the Warsaw High School Gymnasium. Burial will be in the Lincoln Cemetery, Lincoln, MO.

VOGT, Buford G.
1920-1998
Urich Cemetery, Bogard Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Daily Democrat - Buford G. Vogt, 77, Urich, died Monday, March 9, 1998, at Vencor Hospital in Kansas City. Buford, youngest of six children of Gus and Ella Vogt, was born August 24, 1920, near Piper. When Buford was a small child the family moved to Urich where Mr. Vogt ran a restaurant and later the Urich Produce. Buford completed his elementary and high school education in Urich, graduating in 1939. He helped his father in the Urich Produce until he entered the services of his country during World War II. He served three years, two of them in China. After his discharge in 1945, he returned to Urich and purchased the Dooley's Grocery Store on the west side of Main Street. He later purchased, remodeled and moved his business to the Bessie Dun Store. He continued his business there until he sold the store to his son Dan in 1981. He was a greatly respected business man and friend in the Urich community. Buford was united in marriage to Evelyn Cowan in the Urich Baptist Church, June 23, 1946. They spent most of their married life in their home on 107 East Third Street, Urich. Buford was an active member of Urich Baptist Church serving at different times as training union director and trustee. Preceding him in death were his parents, two brothers, Forrest and Floyd and three sisters, Muriel Simpson, Opal Attebury and Faye Nuckles. He is survived by his wife Evelyn of the home, and four sons, Michael and wife Carla of Urich, Daniel and wife Ann of Mt. Zion, and Randall and wife Sherry of Urich; eight grandchildren, Brenda Koch, David Vogt, Carissa Vogt, Wesley Vogt, Tracy Vogt, Bryon Vogt, Ashley Vogt and Jeremy Vogt; one great-grandson Jon Michael Koch. He also leaves many nieces and nephews, cousins and a host of friends. Besides his own sons, some young people found a home away from home with the Vogts, among them were Bettie Smith of Lee's Summit and Ronnie Burton of Texas. Funeral services were held Thursday, march 12, at the Urich Baptist Church. Burial was in Urich Cemetery, under the direction of Consalus Funeral Home of Urich.

VOGT, Carla Dyanne HOSHOR
1947-2013
Urich Cemetery, Bogard Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 30 2013 - Carla Dyanne Hoshor Vogt, Urich, MO, was born in Maryville, MO on November 17,1947, the daughter of Dean Daryl Hoshor and Ruth Gertrude (Trudy) Kissinger Hoshor. She departed this life on Wednesday, January 23, 2013 at Crown Care Center in Harrisonville, MO at the age of 65 year, 2 months and 6 days. Carla was raised in Garden City, MO, the oldest of six children. She is a member of the 1st graduating class of Sherwood Cass R-VIII (1965) High School. On March 5, 1966, she was united in marriage to Michael (Mick) Kent Vogt. Together they raised a family in Urich, MO. Throughout their marriage, Carla worked alongside her husband, Mick, at Western Electric, the Skelly station they owned and operated, raising hogs and cattle, operating a well-drilling company, and managing the Grand River Senior Housing in Urich. Carla was working as a bookkeeper at West Central Community Action Agency in Appleton City, MO until a stroke forced her into early retirement in 2005. After retirement, she continued to help Mick with Urich Fuel Company. While working at West Central, Carla served as chapter president of the Missouri Association for Community Action. In 2006 she received the MACA award for Outstanding Service at their annual state conference. She was a member of the Urich Baptist Church where she took an active role in children's and youth ministry. She also enjoyed traveling, crafts, scrap-booking/card making, gardening, cooking, swimming, and feeding her goldfish. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She is preceded in death by her parents as well as two brothers, Jerry Dean Hoshor and Randy Daryl Hoshor. Carla is survived by her husband, Mick Vogt of the home; her son, David Michael Vogt of Urich, MO and fiance', Michelle Bathgate; her daughter Brenda Jean Koch and husband, Rocky of Harrisonville, MO; two grandchildren, Jon Michael and Kristen Marie Koch and three siblings; Mark Thomas Hoshor and wife Norma of Dothan, Alabama; Neva Jean Allen and husband Roy of Knob Noster; Danny James Hoshor and wife Vickie of Lee's Summit, MO; and many more precious relatives and friends. Funeral services were held Saturday, January 26, at Dickey Funeral Home, Garden City. Interment was in Urich Cemetery.

VOGT, Evelyn May COWAN
1923-2007
Urich Cemetery, Bogard Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Mar 15 2007 - Evelyn May (Cowan) Vogt was born in Rosita, Colorado, on August 18, 1923, the youngest of three children born to William and Edna (Simpson) Cowan. She departed this life at Westwood Care Center in Clinton on March 5, 2007, at the age of 83. Evelyn graduated from Urich High School in 1941. She then graduated from central Missouri State Teacher's College in Warrensburg and taught school in both Garden City and Urich. On June 23, 1946, she was united in marriage with Buford Vogt at Urich Baptist Church. Buford and Evelyn resided in Urich and owned and operated Vogt Grocery until their retirement. Evelyn was a devoted member of the Urich Baptist Church. She served the church as a Sunday School teacher and was actively involved in WMU, singing and various committees. With her husband, Buford, Evelyn enjoyed participating in community events, especially the Urich Reunion. Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband of 51 years, Buford Vogt, and her brother, George Cowan. Surviving are her sister Anna Cowan, Urich, children, Michael and Carla Vogt of Urich, Danny Vogt of Mt. Zion, Randy and Sherry Vogt of Urich; grandchildren, Brenda and Rocky Koch, David Vogt, Carissa and Mike Greenlee, Wesley Vogt, Tracy Vogt, Bryon Vogt, Ashley Vogt and Jeremy Vogt; great-grandchildren, Jon and Kristen Koch, Maddie and Mylie Greenlee; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and many dear friends. Funeral services were held March 8 at the Urich Baptist Church. Burial was in Urich Cemetery.

VOGT, Kenneth Paul
1936-1999
Kenneth Paul Vogt, 62, Urich, MO, died Sunday, March 6, 1999, at Golden Valley Hospital, Clinton, following an extended illness. Mr. Vogt, a lifelong business owner in Urich, took over the family business, Vogt Motor Company, in 1956. He was a member of Clinton Lodge No. 169, Scottish Rite Bodies, Golden Valley Shrine, the Mini Rods of the Shrine, American Legion Post 371 of Urich, the Urich Lions Club and was an active member of the Lucas United Methodist Church and the Lucas Men's Club. Kenny made himself available to volunteer throughout the area with any organization that need his help. Mr. Vogt was born October 26, 1936, in Urich, to Forest and Fern Hillbrant Vogt, who preceded him in death. He married the former Dixie Doll in 1955 in Urich and she survives of the home. Additional survivors include one brother, Ronald Vogt and wife Rita, Urich; his mother-in-law, Dorothy Doll, Urich; two sisters-in-law, Deana Borland and husband Don, Kansas City, and Donna Powers and husband Joe, Kansas City; three brothers-in-law, Delton Doll and wife Barbara, Kansas City, Delbert Doll and wife Ima Jean, Urich, and Daniel Doll and wife Judy, Urich. Although having no children of his own, Mr. Vogt is also survived by many nieces and nephews who thought of him as a father.

VOGT, Ronald Dean
1939-2000
Urich Cemetery, Bogard Twp, Henry Co, MO
Ronald Dean Vogt was born July 26, 1939 at Urich, MO, son of Forrest G. and Hannah Fern Hilibrant Vogt. He died at his home on August 10, 2000, at the age of 61 years, 14 days. He was a graduate of Urich High School and lived in the Urich area all his life. He married Reta Ward on January 7, 1967. He served in the Army National Guard and worked for Honeywell Federal Manufacturing and Technologies. Preceding him in death were his parents and one brother Kenneth Vogt. Survivors include his wife Reta and son Ryan C. Vogt, both of the home. There is no need to recount his deeds or traits. They live in the hearts of those who knew him. Graveside services were held August 13 at the Urich Cemetery, Urich, MO.

VOLMER, Jerry J.
1936-1998
St. Ludger Cemetery, Deepwater Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Daily Democrat, Apr 2 1998 - Jerry Volmer, 62, Montrose, died April 1, 1998, at the St. Joseph Hospital in Kansas City. He was a farmer in the Montrose area his entire working life. He served in the National Guard during the 1950s. He was a ember of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Montrose. Survivors include two sisters, Catherine Steinbach and Eileen Strope, both of Montrose; nine nieces and nephews and 19 great-nieces and nephews. Funeral mass will be held Saturday, April 4, at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Montrose. Burial will be in the Germantown Cemetery.

VOSS, Iris "Corky"
1929-1993
Maplewood & Brownington Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
Mrs. Iris "Corky" Voss, 64, Brownington, died Monday, April 26, 1993, at Golden Valley Hospital. She was the Brownington reporter for The Daily Democrat, a member of the Brownington Baptist Church and the Faith and Hope Extension Club at Mt. Zion. She was the first woman to receive the Order of Merit in the Arrowhead Boy Scout District the highest award district. She also was a Council member for the Kansas City Area Boy Scouts and a Kansas City Girl Scout leader. She worked for the U.S. Department of Agriculture in Kansas City. She and her husband moved to Brownington in 1979. She is survived by her husband, Donald, of the home, three sons, Randale Voss of Kansas City, terry Voss of Springfield and Phillip Voss of Brownington; one daughter, Donna Ryles of Grandview; 13 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson. Funeral services will be Wednesday at the Sickman-Dunning Chapel, with burial in Maplewood cemetery in Brownington.

VOUGHT, Edward LaRue
1933-2017
Laurel Oak Cemetery (V), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Edward LaRue Vought, 83, of Windsor, Mo., died late Wednesday evening, June 14, 2017 at the Olathe Hospice House in Olathe, Kansas. He was born July 30, 1933, in Catawissa, Pennsylvania, the son of George and Ruth (Mausteller) Vought. On December 11, 1954 in Galveston, Texas, he married Helen Virginia Fair Vought and she survives of the home. They have two children, Edward and Sandra. Ed served his country for 21 years as a Navigator in the United States Air Force retiring at the rank of Lt. Colonel and flew more than 100 combat missions during his service. Ed and Helen grew to love Windsor while he was stationed at Whiteman AFB with the 509th Bomb Wing from 1959 to 1963. He completed his military career in June of 1973. After his military service he purchased a farm and "retired" to the livestock and grain farm from 1973 until 1993. In 1993, with the kids gone, he and Helen moved to the Lake of the Ozarks area for a few years before ultimate being drawn back to Windsor. Ed was a member of the Masonic Blue Lodge for more than 50 years, previously serving as Master. He was also a longtime member of Ararat Shrine and Past Worthy Patron of Order of the Eastern Star. He was a member of the American Legion Post 28 and the Windsor VFW Post 2610. He was a longtime member of the Windsor United Methodist Church. In addition, he was one of the founding board members of the Henry County Health Center and also served on the boards of the former Windsor Hospital, the MFA Farmers Cooperative, and the Henry County Extension Council. He enjoyed traveling, gardening, woodworking, fishing, and he loved playing cards and games with family and friends. In addition to his wife Helen, survivors include a son Edward R. Vought (Tracy), Columbia, Mo., a daughter Sandra K. Cook (Michael), Overland Park, Ks.; 5 grandchildren, Dr. Melissa Boldan (Tyson), Adrienne Trainor (Andrew), James Spencer (Erin), Kyle Beets and Steven Beets; 4 great-grandchildren, Logan, Sterling, and Finlay Boldan and Liam Spencer; 4 brothers, Elmer Paul Vought, John Vought, Tom Vought, and Earl Vought; 3 sisters, Hazel Bennett, Audrey Clifton, and Rose Rieggs; a sister-in-law Elizabeth Melton and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by an infant son Steven George Vought; 2 brothers, Robert Vought and Larry Vought; a sister, Gloria Dambrosio; and a sister-in-law Carol Hunter. Funeral services will be Wednesday morning, June 21, 2017, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor, Mo. Burial will be in the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

VOUGHT, George Washington
1909-1995
Laurel Oak Cemetery (V), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - George Vought, 85, Windsor, died Friday, January 13, at his home in rural Windsor. He was born May 21, 1909, in Catawissa, Pennsylvania, the son of Ira Vought and Clara Shoemaker Vought. In March of 1932, in Haggerstown, Maryland, he married Ruth Leota Mausteller, who preceded him in death in 1969. Mr. Vought was a fruit and vegetable farmer for over 20 years before his retirement. Survivors include five sons, Ed Vought, Windsor, E. Paul Vought, Phoenix, Arizona, John Vought, Bradley, California, Tom Vought, Medford, New Jersey and Earl Vought, Indian Mills, N.J.; four daughters, Hazel Bennett, Marleton, N.J.; Gloria Dambrosio, Waterford, N.J., Audrey Clifton, Liberty, and Rose Rieggs, Lindenwold, N.J.; 21 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, Larry Vought. funeral services were Monday, January 16, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial was in the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.