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WACHS, Alta Mae DAHLKE
1935-2010
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, May 17 2010 - Alta Mae Wachs, daughter of Alvin and Anna (Merklein) Dahlke, was born February 3, 1935, in Phillipsburg, Kansas. She died at University Hospital, Columbia, on Sunday, April 11, 2010, at the age of 75 years. Alta was married to ElDean Wachs. She was a homemaker and an active member of the Trinity Lutheran Church of Clinton. Alta is survived by her husband, ElDean Wachs; three sons, Curtis Wachs and wife Becky, Hays, Kansas, Rick Wachs and fiancee Patti Soderholm, Clinton, and Steve Wachs, Clinton; sister, Darlene Kearns and husband Charles, Phillipsburg, Kansas; sister-in-law Ardyce Wiehl, Phillipsburg, Kansas; five grandchildren, Bryce Wachs and wife, Traci, Brooks Wachs, Tyler Wachs, Heather Wachs and Kaysie Wachs, and five great-grandchildren, Anna Marie Wachs, Kaiden Wachs, Teagen Wachs, Camryn Wachs and Cassidy Wachs, as well as other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held at Trinity Lutheran Church, Clinton, on Thursday, April 15. Interment was in Clinton Memory Gardens Cemetery, Clinton.

WACHS, Cathy Marie GARNETT
1953-2015
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Mar 18 2015 - Cathy Marie Wachs nee Garnett, 61, of Clinton, MO, died Sun., March 15, 2015 at her home. Cathy was born November 13, 1953 in Hannibal, MO. No services. Survivors include 2 sons Keith and Steve Austin, 3 sisters Elizabeth, Wanda and Joyce, 5 brothers Jacob, Jack, Bobby, Edward and Donald, 4 grandsons Bryon, Austin Lee, William and Anthony, one great-grandchild Shawn. She enjoyed stitching of all kinds and her dogs.

WADDELL, Julia A.
1859-1895
Englewood Cemetery (W), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Dec 21 1895 - Mrs. Julia Waddell's funeral was preached at the Baptist church Sunday morning at 11. She was born in Wisconsin March 24, 1859 and in 1879 joined the Baptist church in this city. In 1884 she was united in marriage with J. W. Waddell, who survives her with a seven-year-old son, Morris, a loving child.

WADDELL, Louisa BENNING
1826-1905
Englewood Cemetery (W), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Missouri - At 1:20 o'clock Saturday afternoon, January 21, Mrs. Louisa Waddell died at the home of her daughter Mrs. George Spangler, three miles northeast of Clinton. About a year ago she was seriously ill of asthma, but recovered and had no more trouble from that malady until one week before her death, when it returned. Her death was very sudden. About 12:30 she sat up and ate dinner apparently no worse. The end came as a gentle sleep; breathing became easy and she passed away as if in calm repose. The member sof the family went to her bedside; but her spirit had gone to God who gave it. the death sickle had reaped the ripened grain. Loving hands cared tenderly and faithfully during the whole of her stay in that home and to the end her's had been a long and useful life. She was born near Louisiana, Pike County, this state, January 1, 1826, and died near Clinton, January 21, 1905; was therefore seventy-nine years and twenty-one days old. Her mother Mrs. Maria Benning died when she was nine months of age, a little later her father became blind. Thus was she left to the care of her brothers and sisters, being raised principally by the old colored mammy, a slave belonging to the family. At the age of eighteen she was married to James P. Waddell of Kentucky. Of this union twelve children were born. January 28, 1875, her husband died, leaving her with the care of the family. All lived to reach manhood and womanhood. With her husband she joined the Baptist Church in Pike County, from which she removed her membership to the Baptist Church in Huntingdale, Henry County, in 1867; in the meanwhile the family moved to a farm three miles northwest of Clinton, purchased from B. Collins, now deceased. In the early part of the 1890's her son-in-law bought the farm and she moved to Clinton residing there until April 1903, when she went back to the farm and lived with her daughter and familyl until called to the "Home of the Soul". Eight children, Mrs. Nancy Maddox of Hannibal, Missouri; O. P. Waddell, temporarily of Henry County; Mrs. Czarina Geery, Wenatchee, Washington; J. W. Waddell, one and one-half miles northwest of Clinton; Mrs. Louisa Owen, Garland, Missouri; Mrs. Bell McVay, Wisdom, Montana; Mrs. Ada M. Spangler, in the home where she died; Mrs. Lillie Alexander, LaDue, Missouri; 38 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren, and one sister inPike county survive her. WWith exception of the daughter in Hannibal (who visited her two years ago) she saw all her living children last fall. Four children - Mrs. Ella Meyer, George, Emma and Nicholas Waddell preceded her to the other shore. The two grandchildren, made orphans by the death of Gotleib and Ella Meyer, were entrusted to her care. She raised Mrs. Effie Major and Roy Meyer.

WADE, Alsie Ione FORD
1911-2001
Englewood Cemetery (W), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Daily Democrat, Feb 20 2001 - Alsie Ione Wade died peacefully on January 29, 2001, in Kent, Washington, at the age of 90 years. Ione was born January 22, 1911, on a farm in Henry County, to Charley and Grace Jones Ford. Ione married Owen M. Wade on May 20, 1935, in Clinton. He preceded her in death on January 22, 1985. She worked for Brown Manufacturing where she made Chinese Checkers Boards and later for the Reynolds Manufacturing Company. While living in Clinton she was a member of the Clinton Christian Fellowship Church. She moved to Renton, Washington, seven years ago to be closer to her children. Ione was preceded in death by her parents, Charley and Grace Ford, and her husband, Owen (Shorty) Meredith Wade. She is survived by her daughter, Deloris Woods and husband, Edward, Renton, Washington, and her son, William Wade and wife, AnaLee of Fair Oaks, California; one granddaughter, Pamela Sue Woods of Renton, Washington; one grandson, Derek Nolan Wade of Manchester, England; three great-grandchildren, Katrina, Amber and Christian Backman of Renton, Washington. Funeral services were held at Vansant-Mills Chapel on Saturday, February 3. Burial was in the Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

WADE, Charles Benton
1877-1956
Urich Cemetery, Bogard Twp, Henry Co, MO
Creighton Banner, Creighton MO - Charles Benton Wade was born October 31 1877 at Wadesburg, Mo., son of George W. and Phoebe Jane Wilson Wade, and passed away at the Clinton General hospital, Sunday, about 3:30 p.m., September 2, 1956.  He became very ill and underwent surgery, and was recovering nicely till he developed a pain in his chest, Sunday afternoon, and death was due to a blood clot. His entire life has been spent in the Creighton community.  At the turn of the century he purchased his present house, south of Creighton, and chose farming as his career.  His greatest interest was his home and the outdoor world. On November 22, 1906, he married Miss Nellie Ruckel at Dayton Mo. Surviving are his companion of nearly 30 years and their three children, Laurence R. Wade and Miss Eleanor Wade of the home and George W. Wade of Creighton; three grandchildren, George W., Mary and Robert Wade; also a sister, Mrs. J. C. (Edith) Ross of Urich, and many nieces and nephews. Funeral services were conducted at the Creighton Christian church on Tuesday, September 4. Interment was in the Urich cemetery.

WADE, Dale Frank
1929-2003
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Sep 15 2003 - Dale Frank Wade, 73, Deepwater, died Friday, September 12, 2003, at his home. Memorial services will be held at a later date in Ash Flat, Arkansas. He was born October 23, 1929 in Ash Flat to Willis Edward and Viola Spaugh Wade. He married the former Gertrude Hamm, who preceded him in death. Also preceding him in death were his parents and three brothers, Jesse Wade, Kenneth Wade and Kennard Wade. He was employed as a painter for Holiday Inn Motel in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and was a member of the Baptist faith. Surviving are one brother, Alex Wade, Ash Flat; four sisters, Ruby Weaver and her husband Harvey, Midwest City, Oklahoma, Opal Burton and her husband Harold, Deepwater, Willola Pemberton and her husband Elmer, Warsaw, and Mary Burton and her husband Charles "Doc", Deepwater, and several nieces and nephews. Services were under the direction of Consalus-Bradley Funeral Home.

WADE, Delores COLLINS
1933-1997
Laurel Oak Cemetery (W), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Daily Democrat - Delores Wade, 64, Windsor, died Friday afternoon, August 15, 1997, at the Golden Valley Hospital in Clinton. She was born July 22, 1933, in Windsor, the daughter of Jesse William Collins and Katie Elvina (Richardson) Collins. She was a homemaker and a member of the Calvary Baptist Church in Windsor. Survivors include two sons, Richard Dennis Collins, Windsor, and Terry Lynn Wade, Windsor; three daughters, Ila Ellis and Kathy Williams, both of Windsor, and Jackie Morris, Biloxi, Mississippi; five grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by nine brothers and sisters. Graveside funeral services were Monday, August 18, at the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

WADE, Eleanor
1909-1992
Urich Cemetery, Bogard Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Miss Eleanor Wade was born December 22, 1909 near Creighton, the daughter of Charles Benton and Nellie Mae (Ruckel) Wade. She departed this life November 13, 1992 at her home near Creighton, at the age of 82 years, 10 months, 21 days. Eleanor was a farmer and stockman and worked with her brother, Lawrence, on the family farm until his death. She enjoyed nature, the outdoors and working in her flower garden. Eleanor attended Creighton School and was a graduate of Urich High School, Urich. She was a lifelong area resident. Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her two brothers, Lawrence and George W. Wade, Sr. She is survived by her sister-in-law, Dona Jo Wade, Creighton; three nephews, George W. Wade, Jr., Robert L. Wade, both of Creighton, MS First Class Charles B. Wade, Long Beach, Ca.; one niece, Mary L. Green, Clinton; four great-nieces, Melissa and Crystal Green, stephanie and Jacqueline Wade; one great-nephew, Benjamin Green, other relatives and many friends. Funeral services were Monday, November 16, 1992 at Dickey Chapel, Garden City. Burial was in Urich Cemetery.

WADE, John Ballanger
1894-1963
Shawnee Mound Cemetery, Shawnee Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Funeral services for John B. Wade, 69, Shawnee Mound, who died unexpectedly of a heart attack at his home at 10:00, Monday, June 17, 1963, were conducted at the Consalus Funeral Home, at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, June 19, by the Rev Roy Southers of the Shawnee Mound Cumberland Presbyterian Church, of which Mr. Wade was a member. Interment was in Shawnee Mound Cemetery. John Balanger Wade was born Jan 7, 1894, in Henry County, in the Shawnee Mound area, the son of the late Louis D. and Martha Bailey Wade. He spent his entire life in Henry County. A great part was at Shawnee Mound where he had operated a garage at one time, later a grocery and feed business. He also was well-known in the trucking business. He was a veteran of World War I. Mr. Wade married Miss Louise Callen on Feb 26, 1921, to which union two daughters were born. They established their home in the vicinity where they since had remained. Survivors include his wife, Louise, of the home; two daughters, Mrs. L. W. (Rosamond) Barton, Grand Rapids, MI and Mrs. Don (Betty Lou) Arwood, Clinton; three grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. John Gill, Los Angeles, CA; a niece; other relatives and friends.

WADE, Louis David
1856-1936
Shawnee Mound Cemetery, Shawnee Twp, Henry Co, MO
Louis D. Wade died at his home at Shawnee Mound at 10:10 p.m. Monday from the infirmities of old age. Since the death of his wife several years ago, he had made his home next door to his son, John B. Wade, who attentively cared for his father. Louis David Wade was one of the old residents of Henry county, having spent all his life in Henry and Johnson Counties. He was born in Henry County December 15, 1856, of Kentucky parents. His father came to Missouri from Hopkinsville, Cumberland County, Kentucky, and his mother having died when he was a small boy, he was reared by Aunt Nancy Gregory. Mr. Wade was a farmer, industrious, of upright principles and possessor of an integrity which always characterized him. He was a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian church. He is survived by two sons, John B. Wade of Shawnee Mound and Will Wade of Kansas City; two daughters of Los Angeles, Calif., Mesdames Carl Bader and I. B. Sparks; also two half brothers, John and Tom Wade of Kansas City and Post Oak respectively. Three grandchildren are also left. The funeral services were Wednesday at Shawnee Mound and the body was laid to rest in Shawnee Mound cemetery. Wilkinson Funeral Service in charge.

WADE, Louise May CALLEN
1901-1980
Shawnee Mound Cemetery, Shawnee Twp, Henry Co, MO
Louise May Wade was born January 23, 1901, in the state of Oklahoma. Her parents, Francis M. and Lillian Callen, moved to Missouri while she was a young girl. They lived in the Hortense area before moving to the Shawnee Mound community, where she spent the rest of her life. She married John B. Wade on February 26, 1921. Her husband preceded her in death in 1963. She became a member of the Shawnee Mound Cumberland Presbyterian Church in 1924 and was a member of the Ladies Aid for many years. She continued to run Wade's Store after her husband's death until her health began failing her. She is survived by two daughters, Rosamond Barton, Tipp City, OH, and Betty Lou Arwood, Chilhowee; one granddaughter, Glenda Pittman, two grandsons, David Barton and Gary Arwood, and one great-granddaughter, April Arwood. She is also survived by one brother, Edgar Callen. One brother, Delbert Callen, and one sister, Thelma Gildersleeve, preceded her in death. Nieces include Frances, and Zoe Ann Tapscott; Nephews, Harlan Callen, Kenneth Callen and William Callen. She died at Golden Valley Memorial Hospital in Clinton at the age of 79. Funeral services were held March 3, 1980. Burial was in Shawnee Mound Cemetery.

WADE, Margaret F. "Rocky" WANNER
1949-2011
Laurel Oak Cemetery (W), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Aug 29 2011 - Margaret F. "Rocky" Wade, 62, of Windsor, died Friday, August 26, 2011, at her home in Windsor. She was born February 4, 1949, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the daughter of John Charles Wanner and Margaret Frances (Sessions) Wanner. On September 10, 1994, in Clinton, she married Terry Lee Wade and he survives of the home. Rocky was a homemaker and had also worked at the former Windsor's Resthaven Nursing Home for several years. She had a special love for her family and for animals. In addition to her husband Terry, survivors include two daughters, Diane Fosnow and her husband Rick, and Renee Berry and her husband Chris, all of Windsor; a son, James French and his girlfriend Beth Brewington, Windsor; two stepsons, Terry Lynn Wade and his wife Sarah, Windsor, and Kelly Collins and his wife Kimberly, Windsor; two stepdaughters, Renee Blackmore and her husband Jarret, Warrensburg, and Jackie Morris, Springfield; two granddaughters, Jennifer Lenz and Nicole Popita; two great-grandchildren, Corbin and Makinley Lenz; seven step-grandchildren, Chris, Chlsea, Melanie, Michael, Morgan, Allie and Shelby, and three step-great-grandchildren, Adrian, Brooklynn and Peyton; a brother Charles Wanner, Little Rock, California; and a sister Patricia Bidinger, Windsor. She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Leona "Lee" Wanner. Graveside funeral services will be Wednesday, August 31, at Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

WAFEL, Hazel Helene STEELE
1908-2005
Appleton City Cemetery, Appleton City, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jun 15 2005 - Hazel Helene Steele, 96 1/2, was born December 23, 1908, near Dresden. She was the daughter of the late James Albert Steele and Minnie Pauline (Rains) Steele. She died early June 4, 2005, at the home of her daughter Aileene Mayer of Montrose. She enjoyed going to Sunday School and started at age four, joining the Pleasant Gap Christian Church at age 12. She attended Orchard Grove School for her grade school years and attended Butler High School, graduating with the class of 1927. Hazel was united in marriage to Alfred Louis Wafel March 22, 1933, at Adrian by Pastor Hood; a family friend from Pleasant Gap Christian Church. To this union one daughter, Mildred Aileene, was born. They celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary March 1983 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Appleton City. After her marriage she joined the Trinity Lutheran Church in Appleton City and was an active member until her health failed. She also enjoyed going to the Ladies Aid and helping the ladies quilt. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Alfred in 1987, and her brother William Major Steele of California in 1977; one sister Jessie Woodrow Long, Salt Lake City, Utah, in October 2003; a son-in-law Kent Johnson, and a brother-in-law Alvin Long. She is survived by her daughter Mildred Aileene Mayer, Montrose; three grandchildren, Paula Kay and husband John Kinder, Clinton, Dennis Mayer, St. Peters, and Stephen Mayer and wife Kelly, Lee's Summit; six great-grandchildren, Chris and Nick Johnson, Springfield, Dustin Johnson, Clinton, Megan, Danielle and Kyle Mayer, lee's Summit; three step-great-grandchildren, Dawn and Joshua Timberlake of Chicago, Illinois, and Joshua Kinder, Chatham, Illinois; several nieces and nephews, Jim Long and wife Maxine, Salt Lake City, Utah, Dick Long and wife Kay, Oxnard, California, Robert Wafel, Evonne and Bob Jones, Katherin and John Parsons Jr. and Donald Harms, all of Appleton City, Marilyn and Kent Hatcher of Texas, Roger Harms and wife Carol, Cape Giardeau. She loved the farm life of raising a big garden, tending to thousands of baby chicks and helping on the farm with the tractor was her joy. They raised Leghorn pullets for the eggs for Clinton Hatchery and milked cows for the cheese factory. She enjoyed visiting with family, friends, neighbors and especially spending time with her daughter, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was a devoted wife and a loving mother, a wonderful grandmother and great-grandmother and a caring friend. Funeral services were held at Hill & Son Funeral Home, Appleton City, Tuesday, June 7. Burial was in Appleton City Cemetery.

WAGGONER, John Paul
1939-2007
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Oct 9 2007 - John Paul Waggoner, age 68 of Deepwater, Missouri passed away Monday, October 08, 2007, at his home in Deepwater. John’s wishes were to be cremated with no services. John is survived by his wife Ruth of the home; two stepsons, Steve Hunt and wife Marie of Sedalia, Missouri and Curtis Gray and wife Susan of Andover, Kansas; nine grandchildren, Mandy Shull, Steven Hunt, Bryon Hunt, Stephanie Hunt, Bradley Hunt, Caitlin Hunt, Amber Gray, April Gray, and Jesse Gray; two great grandchildren, Zach Shull and Savannah Neal.

WAGLER, David B.
1953-2007
Windsor Amish Cemetery, Windsor, Johnson Co, MO
David B. Wagler, 54, of rural Windsor, Mo., died Sunday, June 17, 2007, at his home. He was born April 5, 1953, in Odon Indiana, the son of Ben G. Wagler and Ida (Raber) Wagler. On April 8, 1976 in Odon, Indiana, he married Ruth Ann Yoder, who survives of the home. Mr. Wagler was a farmer and had lived in Windsor since 1991. In addition to his wife, he is survived by 5 sons and 4 daughters, Matthew Wagler, and his wife, Joanna, Milroy, Indiana; Jolena Herschberger and her husband Matthew; Mary Kramer and her husband Edward; Ida Kramer and her husband, Chester and John Wagler and his wife Betty, all of Windsor, Mo.; Stephen Wagler, Benjamin Wagler, Marcus Wagler and Regina Wagler, all of the home; 8 grandchildren; a brother, Lester Wagler and his wife, Mary, Montgomery, Indiana; 4 sisters, Vera Graber and her husband Henry, Odon, Indiana; Noami Knepp and her husband, David, and Barbara Ann Graber and her husband, Larry, both of Loogootee, Indiana; Ida Mae Knepp and her husband, Elmer, Milroy, Indiana; a brother-in-law, Nicholas Stoll, Odon Indiana; his father and mother-in-law, John and Anna Yoder, Odon, Indiana. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ben and Ida Wagler; 2 brother, Joseph and William Wagler; 2 sisters, Martha Stoll and Delilah Wagler, who died in infancy. Funeral services will be Wednesday, June 20, at the David Wagler Residence, rural Windsor. Burial will be in the Windsor Amish Cemetery, rural Windsor.

WAGNER, Annie SINGER
1911-1991
Englewood Cemetery (W), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Annie Wagner, 80 years, nine months, died October 21, 1991, at the Golden Valley Memorial Hospital, Clinton. She was born January 22, 1911, in St. Elizabeth, to Thomas and Katie (Barnhart) Singer. She was married January 1, 1946, to Raymond Wagner. No children were born to this union. She was a member of the Deepwater Church of the Brethren. She lived in Henry County most of her life until illness made her move to a nursing home in Lowry City five and a half years ago. She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Wagner, on October 21, 1985; her parents, five brothers and two sisters. She is survived by one sister, Rose Smith, Lee's Summit; one brother, Ed Singer, Windsor; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were Wednesday, October 23, 1991, at the Vansant-Mills Chapel, Clinton. Burial in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

WAGNER, Bonnie Jeane COLLINS
1925-2005
Sunset Hill Cemetery, Warrensburg, Johnson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Aug 16 2005 - Bonnie Jeane Wagner, 79, Sedalia, died Monday, August 15, 2005, at the Four Seasons Living Center in Sedalia. She was born on September 16, 1925, in Kansas City, the daughter of the late Joe Collins and the late Anna Cloverdyke Collins. Her parents divorced and later her mother married Edward Brown, who raised her as his own. She was a graduate of Westport High School and worked in the accounting office of the Livestock National Bank during World War II. At the end of the war, she married Edward H. Wagner march 22, 1946, in Kansas City. She was active in the Women's Auxiliary of the Ararat Mounted Guard. She was the bookkeeper for Wagner, Huffman and Burlington Livestock Commission Company for several years before retiring. Due to illness they bought a home in Sedalia. Survivors include her husband Edward Wagner, Sedalia; two sons, Michael Wagner and wife Martha, Clinton, and Edward Wagner and wife Cheryl, Atchinson, Kansas; a daughter Susan Eniff and husband William, Lee's Summit; a brother-in-law, John E. Wagner and wife Virginia, Nixa; five grandchildren, five great-grandchildren; one nephew, David Wagner of Lake Lotawana, and one niece, Peggy Wagner of Chicago, Illinois. Her grandparents, Martin and Johanna Cloverdyke, and her stepfather Edward Brown, also preceded her in death. Funeral services will be held Friday, August 19, at the Sweeney-Phillips and Holdren Funeral Home, Warrensburg. Burial will be in Sunset Hill Cemetery in Warrensburg.

WAGNER, Frances Irene HEER ENGLAND
1928-1998
Englewood Cemetery (W), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Daily Democrat - Frances Irene Wagner, daughter of Fred and Mary (Heater) Heer, was born February 8, 1928, in Independence, and died March 14, 1998, at the St. Luke's Medical center in Kansas City at the age of 70 years. She had lived in Overland Park, Kansas, and Houston, Texas, before moving to Urich in 1981. Frances was a member of the Clinton United Methodist Church, Clinton. She is survived by her husband, Jim, of the home; three sons, Mike England, Sr. and Gary England, both of Independence, and Jeff Wagner of Miami, Florida; one daughter, Jan Connor of Freat Falls, Montana; two brothers, K. Fred Heer of Blue Springs and John Heer of Bentonville, Arkansas; one sister, Helen Porter of Overland Park, Kansas, as well as five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held at the Clinton United Methodist Church, Clinton, Tuesday, March 17. Burial was in the Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

WAGNER, Frank
1846-1925
St. Marys Cemetery, Montrose, Deepwater Twp, Henry Co, MO
Frank Wagoner, aged about 78 years, who made his home with his son, two miles south of Montrose, killed himself by hanging shortly after noon Thursday of last week. He was found dead at the barn about 2 p.m., having a rope tied around his neck and the other end of the rope around his waist. He had climbed up on the tall box, from which he jumped. W.T. Jennings, coroner, held an inquest late that afternoon, the jury's verdict being that he had died from strangulation, as the fall had not broken his neck. Mr. Wagoner had been in poor health for some time, being a cripple, having had an operation for the removal of some dead bone from his leg, and had use a crutch in walking. He had had spells of despondency and at one time had asked his son to buy him some poison. Just a day or two before his death he had asked to go to the creek fishing, but the son kept him from going, knowing that he might be thinking about drowning himself. Deceased was well known in the vicinity of Montrose, and was held in high esteem by all his acquaintances. He was a member of the Catholic church. His wife preceded him in death several years ago. Funeral services were conducted at Immaculate Conception church Monday morning, June 22nd. Interment was in the Catholic cemetery.

WAGNER, Mary Elizabeth HARRISON
1855-1901
Stones Chapel Cemetery, Walker Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Missouri, Apr 1901 - Died, Mrs. Mary E. Wagner, who had been afflicted with a cancer since September. Born in Virginia in 1855 and was the only daughter of Judge Harrison, near Stones Chapel. Her father, three own brothers, and one half-brother, are living. John near Piper; Henry near Montrose, and with him, Jeff the young half-brother; also Mort near Delmar. She came to Missouri with her father's family when small and married John W. Wagner in 1875. Especially painful is the separation of this good wife and mother from her only child, Miss May, a prominent young stenographer. Funeral at Stones Chapel.

WAGNER, Rosalia Clementine ZEHRER
1906-2004
St. Marys Cemetery, Montrose, Deepwater Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Feb 6 2004 - Rosalia Clementine Wagner, the daughter of Frank and Elizabeth M. (Dieker) Zehrer, was born October 17, 1906, in Breese, Illinois. She died February 2, 2004, at Ellett Memorial Hospital in Appleton City, at the age of 97 years. When Rosalia was two-years-old her father was killed in a coal mining accident in Breese, Illinois. Years later her mother married Lois Guenther October 21, 1929. they moved to Montrose area where she had spent the remainder of her life. Rosalia was united in marriage to William Edward Wagner October 21, 1929, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Montrose. To this union two children were born. At the time of her death, Mrs. Wagner was the oldest member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church where she had also been a member of the Altar Sodality. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; one sister, Catherine Wagner; one brother, Alphonse Guenther; one half-sister, Nellie Grant, and a step-great-grandson, Clay Allen Huff. She is survived by her son, Willard Wagner, and a daughter, Gloria Johnston, both of Montrose; two half-sisters, Hildegard Daniel, Overland Park, Kansas, and Gertrude Kelly, Anaheim, California; one grandson, Russell Johnston and wife, Katy, Clinton; two step-granddaughters, Billie Jo and husband Jack Huff, Clinton, and Beth Ann and husband John Hassler, Washington, and step-great-grandchildren, Tony and Jacob Hassler, Bonnie and Chance Huff and Jacob and Kayla Callahan. Rosalia was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She was a great lady who was a friend to everyone. She was an excellent cook and loved to garden and care for her flowers. Funeral services were at Immaculate Conception Catholic church, Montrose, Friday, February 6. Burial was in St. Mary's Cemetery, Montrose.

WAGNER, Stephen Robert
1956-2005
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Dec 21 2005 - Stephen Robert Wagner, 49, died Monday, December 20, 2005 at Golden Valley Memorial Hospital. He was born August 3, 1956 in Rochester, New York, son of Robert Franklin and Evelyn Louise Ackerman Wagner. He was a helicopter operator. Preceding him in death is his father. Survivors include his mother, one son, Joshua, one daughter, Jessica, one brother, Gregory Wagner, two sisters, Karyn Wagner and Gail Wagner, three grandchildren and one uncle, William Ackerman and wife, Barbara. Memorial services for Mr. Wagner will be held at a later date. Cremation is under the direction of Consalus Funeral Home.

WAGONER, Charles Elmer
1881-1943
Lebanon City Cemetery, Lebanon, Laclede Co, MO
Clinton MO - Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Jeffery, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Wagoner, Homer Wagoner, Mrs. H. O. Wagoner and Sophia of Clinton, and Mrs. Glen Finks of Kansas City attended the funeral last Thursday of C. E. Wagoner of Lebanon, brother of the late H. O. Wagoner, who passed away at the Wallace Memorial Hospital January 19, 1943 just 11 days after his brother had preceded him in death. He became ill on returning home after attending the funeral of his brother and was taken to the hospital, where he passed away early that morning. Mr. Wagoner was born at Lebanon, January 6, 1881, and lived there practically all his life. He was married to Miss Delia Griffin, who survives him with three children, Floyd and Warren Wagoner and Mrs. Bernard Ivey, all of Lebanon, also two grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted January 21 at White Oak Pond Church. Interment in the cemetery nearby.

WAGONER, Doris Eileen CHAIN
1921-1998
Englewood Cemetery (W), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Daily Democrat - Doris Eileen Wagoner, daughter of John Chain and Eva Cross Chain, was born March 11, 1921, in Lancaster, Kansas, and died December 25, 1998, at Westwood Home, Clinton. Doris lived in Blackwater where she met and married Homer Joseph Wagoner on August 23, 1939, in Booneville. They later moved to Clinton where she helped Homer on the farm. She loved to crochet, make candy and made many cakes. She loved to go to the rodeo and travel. She taught cake decorating classes at the Clinton United Methodist Church where she was a member. She also belonged to the United Methodist Women. Doris is survived by her son, Eddie and wife, Sandy, of Clinton; four grandchildren, Denise Marek, Brent Wagoner, Marla Woods and Jo Leigh Wagoner; two brothers, John Chain of Lincoln and Jim Mahieu of Atchison, Kansas, and one sister, Virginia Wilson of Blackwater; as well as six great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and her loving husband, Homer, who died November 5, 1998. Funeral services were held at the Vansant-Mills Chapel Monday, December 28. Burial was in the Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

WAGONER, Homer Joseph
1916-1998
Englewood Cemetery (W), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Homer Joseph Wagoner, son of Homer O. and Minnie (Jageman) Wagoner, was born December 20, 1916, in Clinton, and died November 5, 1998, at the Westwood Nursing Center, Clinton, at the age of 81 years. Homer was a farmer and cattle buyer for many years, as well as co-owner of Wagoner Feed and Seed along with his brother, Bob. He coached Little League for several years. Homer was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Bob Wagoner. He is survived by his wife, Doris; his son, Eddie; two sisters, Sophia Moore and Helen Finks; four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at Vansant-Mills Chapel on Saturday, November 7. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

WAGONER, Loretta Jean DOUGLAS
1936-1996
Englewood Cemetery (W), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Loretta Jean Douglas was born on May 8, 1936, to Willard and Flossie Douglas of Creighton. She died Sunday, July 14, 1996, at St. Luke's Hospital in Kansas City. Jean, her three sisters and one brother, grew up in Creighton and attended Creighton schools all 12 years. She was a member of the Creighton Christian Church. After graduation from high school in 1954, Jean worked in Kansas City for Cousins Furniture. She married Joseph Dale Wagoner, son of Mable and Robert Wagoner of Clinton, on August 14, 1955, here at the United Methodist Church. Joe was employed in his father's business, Wagoner Feed and Seed, while Jean worked first for Lindstrom Hatcheries and then for J. Johnson Tax Service. their marriage was enriched by the births of two children, Joe Douglas and Darla Jean. After a few years, Joe and Jean moved their young family to Kansas City where Joe was a salesman for Kenworth Truck. Eventually they began to feel strongly about raising their children in a more rural setting, so they purchased a general store in Creighton and moved there. The family business thrived and they later added a cafe/restaurant. After the death of Joe's father, they decided to sell their store and reopen Wagoner Feed and Seed. Until July 7, 1996, Jean worked faithfully alongside her husband Joe, and son Doug, to make their store a success. Their son-in-law, Wiley, also worked in this family business for many years. Jean's parents, twin infant brothers and infant sister, preceded her in death. She leaves behind her devoted husband of 40 years; two children, Doug, his wife Danita, and Darla, her husband Wiley; grandsons, Josh, Dustin and Coulter; three sisters, JoAnne Miller, Janice Coy and Judy Hartzler; one brother, Bill Douglas, and many friends and relatives. Funeral services were held at the United Methodist Church, Clinton, Wednesday, July 17. Burial was in the Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

WAGONER, Robert Edwin
1908-1974
Englewood Cemetery (W), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
The Clinton Eye, Clinton MO, Oct 17 1974 - Robert Edwin Wagoner, son of Homer O. and Minnie Jageman Wagoner, was born near Clinton, Mo. on Dec. 8, 1908 and passed away at golden Valley Memorial Hospital September 17. He resided in or near Clinton most of his life. For a few years the family lived at Lebanon and he united with the Christian Church and later attended the Clinton United Methodist Church. On December 9, 1932 he was united in marriage to Mable Coulter. Three children were born to this union. He was engaged in dairy farming for many years. They moved to Clinton in 1951 where he was associated with the Wagoner Feed and Seed Co. The past few years he was in the hog business. He was for many years active with the Little League, Babe Ruth and American Legion baseball teams and will be sadly missed in this capacity. He was preceded in death by his father, mother and twin sisters, who died in infancy. He is survived by his wife Mable of the home; three sons, Don and Ted of Clinton, Joe of Creighton; three daughters-in-law, Myrna, Jean and Sandra; four grandsons, Don Jr., Doug, Jeff, Tracy; four granddaughters, Karen, Cindy, Darla, Stacy. Also surviving is one brother Homer, of Clinton; two sisters, Mrs. Glen (Helen) Finks of Clinton and Mrs. Harry (Sophia) Moore of Fort Huachuca, Arizona; nephews, nieces, other relatives and many friends. Funeral services were September 19 at the United Methodist Church. Pall bearers were nephews Paul Snyder, Terry Finks, Larry Hebert, Melvin Coulter, Eddie Wagoner, David Huenefeldt. Interment at Englewood Cemetery.

WAGONER, Ted Eugene
1940-1999
Englewood Cemetery (W), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Sep 24 1999 - Ted Eugene Wagoner was born April 14, 1940, in the Quarles area on Easter morning to R. E. (Bob) and Mable Wagoner. He passed from this life September 19, 1999, at St. Luke's Northland Hospital in Kansas City after a brief illness. He attended Little Grant and Jefferson Park grade schools. He graduated from Clinton High School in the spring of 1958 and entered the United States Navy where he served for four years. Ted married Sandra Sue Hoover on March 9, 1963, in Clinton. After returning to Clinton he started working for his parents in the family grain elevator business and raising feeder pegs and cattle. After the sale of the family business, he sold cars for a brief time before purchasing McDowell and Johns and later Wagoner Electrical Contracting with his son, Tracy. He was an avid golfer and belonged to the Clinton Country Club where he just finished serving on the board. He also belonged to the elks. Ted attended the Clinton United Methodist Church where he was a longstanding member. Ted was a nature lover. He delighted in bird watching from the deck or kitchen of his home, carefully listening to the different species that visited his feeders. He took delight in catching a glimpse of the turkey or deer that frequented their backyard. Perhaps his greatest love was his grandchildren, Andrew Gagelin, 12, Beth Gagelin, 9, Ceci Fyock, 5, and future granddaughter, Bethany Doll, 7. Ted wanted most to live long enough to see his grandchildren grow into young men and women. Hopefully a part of him will remain with each of them throughout their lives. He was preceded in death by his father, R. E. Wagoner; brother, Don Wagoner; beloved father-in-law, Edgar Hoover, and son-in-law, Jeff Gagelin. He is survived by his wife, Sandy of the home; daughter, Stacy Fyock, son-in-law, Bobby Fyock, and son, Tracy Wagoner of Kansas City and his fiancee, Becky Doll, and his four grandchildren, and mother, Mable Wagoner of Clinton; mother-in-law, Zedna Hoover of Clinton, along with many nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles and a host of friends. Ted was a well-loved man with many friends. He especially loved working with his contractors with whom he had a special relationship. Funeral services were held at the United Methodist Church, Clinton, on Wednesday, September 22. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

WAINSCOTT, Ruth Ann TOMKINS
1899-2000
Walnut Grove Cemetery, Ballard, Bates Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 5 2000 - Ruth Ann Wainscott, 101, Butler, died Monday, April 3, 2000, at Heartland-Willow Lane of Butler, where she had been a resident for three years. She was born January 22, 1899, in Melrose, Kansas, the daughter of James Henry "Bert" and Nellie Drew Tomkins. She attended school in Melrose and Columbus, Kansas, at the academy. She accepted a teaching position at Enterprise School, just south of Ballard. She married Arthur Boone "Bud" Wainscott September 14, 1919. She was a member of the Walnut Grove Presbyterian Church for 80 years and was pianist there for many years. She was a charger member of the Enterprise Extension Club. She was a correspondent for the Butler paper for many years, writing "The Ballard Ramblins". She was preceded in death by her father, mother, husband, sons, Robert, J. B., John Leslie and Larry; daughter Norma; four brothers, two sisters and a granddaughter Kathryn Lee. She is survived by her sons, Ross Wainscott and wife Wanda and Ron Wainscott and wife Erma, all of Butler; her daughter, Dorene Cramer and husband Lynn, Camp Verde, Arizona; her brother, James Tompkins and wife Blanche of San Diego, California; 20 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren, 11 great-great-grandchildren; 10 step-grandchildren; her daughters-in-law, Rosellen Wainscott and Rose Wainscott, both of Butler, and a host of nephews and nieces. Funeral services will be held Thursday at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Walnut Grove Cemetery.

WAISNER, Lois Marie ELLIS
1914-2002
Laurel Oak Cemetery (W), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Feb 27 2002 - Lois M. Waisner, 87, Centralia, formerly of Windsor, died early Tuesday morning, February 26, 2002, at Heritage Hall Nursing Center, Centralia. She was born July 31, 1914, in Climax Springs, the daughter of Truman Ellis and Julia Etta (Toby) Ellis. On December 27, 1933, in Barnumnton, she married Oliver Gladston Waisner, who died July 2, 2000. Mrs. Waisner worked at the Windsor International Shoe Factory in Windsor for 34 years. She was a member of the Windsor United Methodist Church. She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Jerry J. and Diane Waisner, Centralia; three grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; a brother, Archie Ellis, Tucson, Arizona; four sisters, Lura Miller, Warsaw, Flossie Whitworth, Windsor, Ethel Kumpf, Kansas City, Anna Smith, Springfield, and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a sister, Inez Bohart, and a brother, Chester Ellis, on January 22, 1989. Funeral services will be Thursday, February 28, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial will be in Laurel Oak Cemetery.

WAISNER, Oliver Gladston "Ol"
1912-2000
Laurel Oak Cemetery (W), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Daily Democrat, Jul 5 2000 - Oliver (Ol) Waisner, 87, Centralia, formerly of Windsor, died Sunday, July 2, 2000, at Boone Hospital Center in Columbia. He was born July 11, 1912, in Climax Springs, the son of James Issac Waisner and Lidya Josiah (Newman) Waisner. On December 27, 1933, in Barnumnton, he married Lois Marie Ellis who survives. He moved to Windsor with his wife and son in 1936 where he went to work for the International Shoe Factory, working for 39 years before his retirement in 1972. He was a member of the Windsor United Methodist Church. In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Jerry J. and Diane Waisner, Centralia; three grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by four brothers, Clayton Waisner, Myrdith Waisner, George Waisner, Myrna Waisner; two sisters, Eva Dority and Audray Martin. Funeral services were Wednesday at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial was in the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

WAIT, Charles Ray "Chuck"
1940-2003
Pleasant Springs Cemetery, Roscoe Twp, St. Clair Co, MO
Chuck was born June 3, 1940, to William Edgar & Leota Alice (Norval) Wait in eastern Kansas City, MO, and passed on after a courageous battle with leukemia on November 10, 2003, at his home near Collins, MO. The family moved to St. Clair Co. when he was a young child to be near his grandparents, Andy & Josie Norval and Elmer & Cledia Wait. They moved to Smithville, MO, when he was in the first grade. He attended Smithville schools and graduated from Smithville High School in 1958. He started his business, C.R. Wait Excavating, in 1959, and worked extensively in Clay, Platte and Clinton Counties until recently. He and his wife also own Wait's High & Dry Self Storage in Smithville and the Lariat Heights subdivision in Lathrop. He was preceded in death by two daughters, Laura & Julie Wait; his parents; his father-in-law, Elmer Humphrey; a brother-in-law, Paul Pope; and a nephew, Clarence Wait. He is survived by his wife, Gin, of the home; a daughter, Debbie Blanchard and husband, Lyle, of Maryville, MO; three sons, Ray Wait and wife, Lisa, of Liberty, MO, Dustin Sherwood and wife, Jenny, and Travis Sherwood and wife, Ren'ee, all of Trimble, MO; 10 grandchildren, Jessica & Rachel Wait, Ashley, Shelby & Nate Blanchard, Cody, Kylie & Cassie Sherwood, and Sierra & Zachary Sherwood; a brother, Bill Wait and his wife, Mary Lou, of Warsaw, MO; two sisters, Joann Pope of Smithville and Pat Silvey and husband, Larry of Kenedy, TX; his mother-in-law, Regina Humphrey of Edgerton, MO; a brother-in-law, Dennis Humphrey, and wife, Kim, of Gower, MO; and a sisterin-law, Nancy West of Sacramento, CA. He is also survived by many nephews, nieces, cousins, friends and neighbors. Graveside services will be Wednesday, November 12, at Pleasant Springs Cemetery, El Dorado Springs, MO.

WAITE, Martin Van Jr.
1920-2007
Appleton City Cemetery, Appleton City, St. Clair Co, MO
Martin Van Waite, Jr. was born May 2, 1920 to Alice (Brooks) and Martin Van Waite, Sr. in Bay, Arkansas. He passed away May 2, 2007 at Ellett Memorial Hospital in Appleton City, Missouri on his 87th birthday. Van was the youngest of seven children, losing his mother at the age of four. He lived in Arkansas, Chicago, Illinois and St. Clair County, Missouri during his younger years. Van was united in marriage to Ruth Iva Tandy January 4, 1943 in Osceola, Missouri. Ruth was the love of his life and they recently celebrated their 64th wedding anniversary. From January of 1943 to December of 1945 Van served in the United States Army in Europe during World War II where he was seriously wounded in the Battle of the Bulge, receiving a Purple Heart and various other medals. After recuperating from his injury, he was in charge of the athletic program in his outfit. His love of sports, especially baseball, started at a very early age, partly due to his dad and two older brothers. Van also loved bowling and golf. Van and Ruth raised their four daughters in the rural Mt. Zion Community east of Rockville, Missouri where they owned and operated a dairy farm and later beef cattle. In 1973 Ruth and Van moved to Appleton City where he did tractor and lawn work for many years. Van accepted Christ and was baptized as a young man at Mt. Zion Methodist Church. In recent years he was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Appleton City where he was faithful in attendance until his health failed. Van’s priority was love for God and family. Preceding Van in death were his parents, two brothers, Coy and "Pete"; four sisters, Monta Black, Notra Smith, Lillie Baumgarden and Mabel Waite who died as an infant. Survivors include Ruth of their home in Appleton City, Sandra and Bill Long of Appleton City, Betty and Gerald Stephan of rural Montrose, Missouri, Linda "Skip" and Jack Mead of Nevada, Missouri and Debbie and Dean Walker of Nevada, Missouri; grandchildren include: Jeff Long and wife Katie, Mark Long and wife Misty all of Appleton City, Doug Mead and wife Jennifer of Jefferson City, Missouri, Darren Mead and wife Amy of El Dorado Springs, Missouri, Matt Stephan and wife Jessica of rural Montrose, Missouri, Erin Stephan of Appleton City, Adam Walker and wife Alisha, and Emily and Ben Walker all of Nevada, Missouri; great-grandchildren are Jenna, Kyle and Peyton Long, Jarrett Long, Katie and Kylie Mead, Gracie Mead, Coy Stephan and Graham Walker; two sisters-in-law, Nina Waite of Appleton City and Opal Lovewell of Osceola, Missouri.

WAITE, Myrene S.
1908-1998
Resthaven Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Osceola, St. Clair Co, MO
Clinton Daily Democrat, Feb 16 1998 - Mrs. Myrene Waite, 89, Brinkley, Arkansas, formerly of Osceola, died Sunday, February 15, 1998, at Stuttgart Hospital, Stuttgart, Arkansas. Mrs. Waite was a retired nursing home operator. She is survived by three brothers and two sisters. Funeral services will be Thursday, February 19, at the Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel in Osceola. Burial will be in the Resthaven Memorial Gardens near Osceola.

WAITE, Van D.
1935-2008
Englewood Cemetery (W), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Mar 10 2008 - Van D. Waite, 72, died at Golden LivingCenter-Westwood in Clinton on Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2008, after a long illness with cancer. Van was born in Kansas City on Oct. 19, 1935, the son of Ruth and H. V. Waite. He spent most of his life in the Kansas City area and moved to Clinton about nine years ago. He was active in American Legion Post 14, the VFW Honor Guard Post 1894 and Northeast Baptist Church before his illness progressed. Van served as the bugler with the Honor Guard at funerals honoring those who served our country. Among the highlights of his life during his years in Clinton were his American Legion and VFW brothers, his neighbors and best friends, Pam and Harold Stocking, his dogs and going on fishing trips. Van was preceded in death by his parents and his fiancee, Lela Kreglinger. Survivors include his sister Nancy S. Culbertson of Overland Park, Kansas; nephew Gregory J. Culbertson and wife Erin, Shawnee, Kansas; niece Carrie L. Arrocha and husband Mike and son Austin, Jacksonville, Florida, and his cousins, Linda Barrett and husband Bob, Independence, Beverly Anderson of Leawood, Kansas, Margaret Burge of Columbia and James McCubbin of Cedartown, Georgia. Funeral services were held Saturday, Feb. 23, at Vansant-Mills Funeral Home, with burial at Englewood Cemetery, both in Clinton.

WALDEN, Harriette L. HEMBREE
1929-2017
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Harriette L. Walden, 88, of Clinton, Missouri, died Wednesday, July 19, 2017, at Research Medical Center in Kansas City, Mo. She was born January 25, 1929, in Hartwell, Georgia, the daughter of J. C. Hembree and Alma (Roukoskie) Hembree. Harriette married Ned Chandler and he preceded her in death. She later married Robert L. "Bob" Walden on September 7, 1980 in Birmingham, Alabama, and he survives of the home. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Clinton, where she was formerly active with the card writing ministry. She enjoyed all types of gardening and fishing, but her biggest joy was being with her family. In addition to her husband Bob, she is survived by one daughter, Sharon Jackson and husband Ken, Warrensburg, Mo.; two grandchildren, Major Christopher D.C. Smith, United States Army, and wife Sydnea, Clinton, Mo.; and Jennifer Jackson, Warrensburg, Mo.; four great-grandchildren, Alyssa, Bethany, and Isabelle Smith, and Landon Jackson; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. In addition to her first husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, John Hembree and Jerry Hembree; and one sister, Annette Sams. Funeral services will be Tuesday, July 25, 2017, at the Bradley and Hadley Funeral Home, Clinton. Interment will be in the Vansant Road Cemetery, Clinton.

WALDEN, Helen Rosalie McFARLANE
1939-2008
Englewood Cemetery (W), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, May 1 2008 - Helen Rosalie Walden, dau of Kenneth Elmo and Marnissa Mae (Underwood) McFarlane, was born on Jan. 27, 1939, in Tarkio. She died at her home near Clinton on April 12, 2008. Srosalie was married to David C. Walden. She was a homemaker. She was an active member of the First Baptist Church, Clinton, where she worked tirelessly in various preschool activities. She was preceded in death by her parents. Rosalie is survived by her husband, David of the home; two daughters, Kelly Goodbrake and husband, Jeff of Clinton, Missouri and Debbie Cartee and husband, Robert of Monett, Missouri; one sister, Kay Pogue and husband, Jim of Brownington, Missouri; five grandchildren, Chris Martin and wife, Melinda, Ashley Little and husband, Jeremy, Brittany Martin, Jessie Goodbrake and Jared Goodbrake and two great grandchildren, Maverick Martin and soon to be born, Addison Rose Little.

WALDEN, Lilly Corine BRANN
1922-1996
Maplewood & Brownington Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Lilly Corine Brann Walden died April 17, 1996, at the age of 73. She was a resident of Overland Park, Kansas, until she became ill and moved to Clinton to be near her daughter. Lilly Corine Brann was born May 15, 1922, in Brownington, the daughter of Charles Edward and Mary Barbara (Warner) Brann. She graduated from Diamond Point School In 1936 and went to Deepwater High School, graduating in 1940. After graduation, Lilly lived In the Kansas City area and worked for Lake City War Plant that made ammunition during World War II. She married a Navy seaman and moved to West Virginia for a few years before returning to the Overland Park area. She then went to work for Jenson-Salsbery, where she retired in January of 1987. She was head of the purchasing department and was employed by this company for 40 years. She was a very loving and caring sister, parent, grandparent and great-grandparent, who will be dearly missed In years to come, She is survived by her daughter, Karen Lee Walden Chisam and husband Richard E, "Pete"; two grandchildren, Adam Russell Chisam and Brandi Lynn Chisam Houk and husband Jim, and one great-grandchild, Madalyne Claire Houk, all of Clinton: two brothers, Rudolph Calvin Brann, St. Louis, and John C. Brann, Winthrop, Iowa. Funeral services were held Saturday, April 20, at the Consalus Chapel, Clinton. Burial was in the Maplewood Cemetery in Brownington.

WALDEN, Naomi Ruth BUSSE
1931-2000
Englewood Cemetery (W), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Daily Democrat, Oct 26 2000 - Naomi Ruth Walden, daughter of Claude and Edith (Fann) Busse, was born March 11, 1931, in Lawrence, Kansas, and died at her home in Windsor on October 6, 2000, at the age of 69 years. Ruth loved to travel and go to garage sales. She was a person who you could take your prayer requests to and know she would be in prayer for you. Her family and church were very important to her. Ruth was a very giving person, always thinking of others. Though her compassion was earthward, her heart and her father were heavenward. She, as Abraham of Old, looked for a city whose builder and maker was God. Her love for people was only exceeded by her love for God. She was a loving mother, perfect pastor's wife and was a constant support, strength and encouragement to her husband, even as she endured the effects of her illness. She has kept the faith and finished her course and has finally made it to her Father's House. Her faith was not in vain, she has finally been awarded the promised fulfillment of every Christian, a place of eternal peace and joy where God Himself envelops his child and wipes away every tear. We bid her farewell. Ruth was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, J. D. Busse, and one sister, Betty Unger. She is survived by her husband, Roy, of the home; three sons, Roy L. Walden II of Olathe, Kansas, Randall Walden of Klamath Falls, Oregon, and Russell Walden of Windsor; one brother, Donald Busse, Stigler, Oklahoma; two sisters, Esther Graham of McClouth, Kansas, and Berryl Miley of Eudora, Kansas; eight grandchildren and one great-grandson, as well as her faithful companion Poodle friend, Peaches. Funeral services were held at the Vansant-Mills Chapel on Monday, October 9. Burial was in the Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

WALDRIDGE, Stella Louise
1911-1995
Englewood Cemetery (W), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Daily Democrat - Stella L. Waldridge, 84, Clinton, died Thursday, May 18, at the Golden Valley Memorial Hospital. She was a member of the Clinton Christian Church. Graveside services will be Saturday, May 20, at Englewood. She is survived by nieces and nephews.

WALDRON, Fannie M. DOBSON COX AMOS
1912-1995
Maple Hill Cemetery, Kansas City, Wyandotte Co, KS
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Tuesday, May 2 1995 - Fannie Dobson Cox Amos, 82, Clinton, died Sunday, April 30, 1995, at the Golden Valley Memorial Hospital. Graveside services will be held Thursday, May 4, in the Maple Hill Cemetery.

WALES, Kermit C.
1904-1978
Mount Washington Cemetery, Independence, Jackson Co, MO
Kermit C. Wales, 73, of 2318 Drury, died Monday, April 1978, at Baptist Memorial Hospital. He was born in Nixa, MO, and had lived in this area most of his life. Mr. Wales was a car dealer here and in Trenton, MO, before he retired. He was a Methodist. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Mamie Wales of the home; a daughter, Mrs. Peggy Tharp, Trenton, and three grandchildren. Services will be Wednesday at the McGilley Midtown Chapel; burial in Mount Washington Cemetery.

WALES, Mamie Anna TUBBESING
1905-1980
Mount Washington Cemetery, Independence, Jackson Co, MO
Mamie Anna Tubbesing Wales, daughter of William and Lizzie Tubbesing, was born January 5, 1905, in Jefferson County, near Cedar Hill, MO. She moved with her parents to Henry County in 1907. She received her elementary education at Comer School and was a member of the first graduating class of Shawnee Mound High School in 1923. Her life, until that time, was spent on a farm near Quarles. After graduation, she attended one semester of college at Warrensburg, and then sought employment in Kansas City, where she lived and was employed until her retirement from the Bendix Corporation in January 1973. Her husband, Kermit C. Wales, to who she was married February 19, 1954, preceded her in death on April 24, 1978. In failing health and unable to live alone, her family brought her to Chastain's Nursing Home in Clinton in July 1978. This was her home until her death at 11 p.m. May 10, 1980. Mrs. Wales was always interested in the welfare of others. A tireless worker, she was proud of her home and kept it immaculate. She was a member of the Bethany Memorial Baptist Church in Kansas City at the time of her death. She served as a Sunday School teacher and youth leader for many years, instilling her love for God and humanity in the hearts of the young people under her leadership. Many poems, scriptures and other items of inspiration were found among her personal possessions, testifying to her concern about spiritual values. She is survived by a brother and six sisters: Fred, Huldah and Margaret of Clinton; Viola of Kimberling City, MO; Pat, Seattle, WA; Mary, Yucca Valley, CA; and Laura of Leeton; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Peggy Tharp of Trenton; several nieces and nephews, and other relatives and friends. Funeral services were May 13 at Consalus Chapel. Burial was in Mt. Washington Cemetery, Kansas City, MO.

WALKER, Alice Polly ASHBAUGH
1873-1939
Englewood Cemetery (W), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton, MO 1939 - Mrs. Alice Walker died Friday about 5:00 a.m., after several months' illness with heart trouble and complications, at her home about four miles east of Clinton on Highway 35, where she lived with her son, Ellery. Alice Tolly Ashbaugh was born April 23, 1873, in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, where she lived until about 18 years old, then moved to Aurora, Nebra., where she was employed. December 27, 1892, she married Lee Walker of Aurora, and in 1894 they moved to Henry County, where she had since lived. Mr. Walker died in 1923. Mrs. Walker was a member of the Clinton Christian Church, and a kind and devoted mother to her three surviving children, Ellery Walker of the home and Lloyd Walker and Mrs. Henry Ground, both east of Clinton. Sisters and brothers who survive are: Frank Ashbaugh, Mrs. Lucy Haines of Iowa; S. P. and J. S. Ashbaugh, Mrs. Sophia Spencer of near Pittsburg, Pa., and Martin Ashbaugh of Tuttle, Okla. Funeral services were conducted Sunday afternoon, interment at Englewood Cemetery.

WALKER, Chester Loyd
1903-1992
Englewood Cemetery (W), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Chester Loyd Walker was born November 15, 1903, in Henry County, the son of Lee and Alice Polly (Ashbaugh) Walker. He passed away at the Meadowbrook Manor of Clinton, December 19, 1992, at the age of 89. He lived his entire life in Henry County. He married Mildred White and for a number of years their country home was east of Clinton where he farmed. After retirement they moved to Clinton. Mildred preceded him in death in 1980. He lived alone, as long as he was able. Then for a time he resided at Bristol Manor. He suffered a stroke earlier this year and was forced to spend the remaining months at Meadowbrook Manor of Clinton. He was a member of the United Methodist Church of Clinton. He is survived by a sister-in-law, Gussie White Schwab of Los Angeles, California, and a niece, Betty Rae Elliott of Castle Rock, Colorado. Preceding him in death were his wife Mildred; a brother Ellery Walker, and a sister, Viola Blanche Ground. Funeral services were held Tuesday, December 29, 1992, at Consalus Chapel, Clinton. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery.

WALKER, David M. "Dave"
1961-2008
Laurel Oak Cemetery (W), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 9 2008 - David M. "Dave" Walker, 46, Windsor, died Monday morning, April 7, 2008, at the Harry S. Truman VA Hospital in Columbia. He was born December 22, 1961, in Sedalia, the son of Barnett J. Walker and Teresa Faye (Phillips) Walker. After graduating from Windsor High School, he joined the United States Navy serving for over six years active and reserve duty. He worked, primarily, aboard a submarine hunter, as a sonar operator and received two Bronze Stars for locating enemy submarines. While in the Navy, he traveled extensively and had many unique experiences including climbing Mt. Etna, in Italy and "Running with the Bulls" in Spain. After his service with the Navy, he worked at a variety of jobs including working at the Wal-Mart Warehouse, in Harrisonville, for several years, as a forklift operator. From the time he was a young boy, he had an inquisitive mind, always asking questions and wanting to know how things worked. He was a positive thinker who enjoyed life and all kinds of music and was a member and founder of a band called "Plan B", singing lead vocals and playing guitar, mandolin and harmonica. He had a great love for the outdoors, art and antique roses. Survivors include his parents, Barney and Teresa Walker, Windsor; a brother, Jared Walker, and his wife Wendy, Sedalia; a sister Lynn Merritt-Goggins, and her husband David, Russellville; maternal grandmother Goldie Phillips, Lincoln; seven nieces and nephews and three great-nephews. Funeral services will be Thursday, April 10, at Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial will be in Laurel Oak Cemetery.

WALKER, Dorothy Patricia BRYSON
1936-2012
Laurel Oak Cemetery (W), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Dorothy Walker, 75, of Windsor, Missouri died Saturday evening, April 21, 2012, at Windsor Healthcare & Rehabilitation, Windsor. She was born December 6, 1936, in Slater, Mo., the daughter of Charles Bryson and Martha (Coleman) Bryson. On May 7, 1955, in Clinton, Mo., she married William Wilber Walker and he preceded her in death on January 3, 2003. Dorothy worked at Parmelee Industries in Windsor for 20 years and had also worked at the former Windsor International Shoe Factory for many years. Dorothy enjoyed playing bingo with family and friends and loved watching her great-grandchildren play. Survivors include 4 sons, Junior Walker and Eddie Walker, both of Windsor, Mo.; Roy Walker, Mobile, Alabama; and David Walker, Windsor, Mo.; 4 grandchildren, Lynn West, Billy John Walker, Amie Swisher, and Ryan Walker; 7 great-grandchildren, Taylar West, Karlee West, Ty Walker, Zachery Walker, Laci Walker, Dayla Walker and Bennett Swisher; 2 brothers, Howard Bryson, Marshall, Mo.; and Earl Bryson, Wentzville, Mo.; a sister, Judy Hazel, Marshall, Mo. In addition to her husband Bill, she was preceded in death by a sister, Polly Norris and 2 brothers, Kenneth Bryson and Wayne Bryson. Graveside funeral services will be Wednesday, April 25, 2012, at Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

WALKER, Ella COLLINS
1867-1928
Englewood Cemetery (W), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Mrs. H. F. Walker died at her home on South Orchard at 10 p.m., Sunday, with a complication of diseases. She had had a bad case of influenza in January, and since then had not been well. About two weeks before her death, she became bedfast and suffered much until death released her. Ella Collins was born just south of Clinton on the old Deepwater road, on what is known as the Garth farm, March 1, 1867. She was united in marriage with H. F. Walker, July 23, 1888, and they lived nearly all of the time since on their home farm, seven miles northwest of Clinton. March, 1927, they moved to Clinton, living on South Washington Street, while they and their son, each built an attractive bungalow side by side on South Orchard street. They moved last September into this completely modern home, and it seemed as if they were just ready to enjoy life, as just next door lived their only son, W. H. Walker, and wife and their beloved little granddaughter, Mary Lucille. Besides her beloved husband she leaves a half brother, J. C. Collins, in Kansas; C. C. Collins, west of Deepwater; two sisters - Mrs. T. J. Gilbert, northwest of Clinton, and Mrs. Jennie Cathcard of Kansas City. The later sister was here during her last days of illness. Mrs. Walker was converted many years ago and united with the Baptist church at Garland. Just a short time before her death she united with the Christian church at Clinton. She was anxious to live and did everything possible to get well, at the same time she had implicit faith in the saving powers of the Lord Jesus Christ, so was willing to go to her heavenly home. She was a good housekeeper and delighted in home making. She had a bright, sunny smile, and never met the writer on the street without exchanging jests. The funeral was conducted at the Christian church Tuesday. Burial was in Englewood.

WALKER, Elsa Mae ZINK KNEALE
1916-2005
Appleton City Cemetery, Appleton City, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Feb 10 2005 - Elsa Mae (Zink) Walker, daughter of Andrew F. and Lillie Belle (Pippenger) Zink, was born March 16, 1916, in rural Appleton City. She died February 1, 2005, at the age of 88 years, 10 months and 16 days. Elsa Mae and her parents moved into Appleton City in February 1919 after her father, Andrew "Jack" Zink, took over the management of Zink Motor Company when his brother, Daniel C. Zink died. The two brothers founded Zink Motor Company August 1, 1916. Elsa Mae joined the Appleton City Christian Church in 1925. She graduated from Appleton City High School in 1933 and attended business college at Chillicothe and Kansas City. She worked in the office of the Standard Oil Company in Kansas City before returning to Appleton City. She worked in the office of Calhoun Hatchery for two years before joining her brothers, Royce and Troy Zink, as bookkeeper and partner in Zink Lumber Company, Zink Construction Company and Zink Farms. Elsa Mae married Lester R. "Ted" Kneale in November 1945. He died August 4, 1950. On June 30, 1975, she married Wade E. Walker of Nokomis, Florida. They spent their winters in Florida and then returned to their home in Appleton City. Elsa Mae enjoyed quilting at home and at the church. Wade and Elsa Mae enjoyed traveling during their 28 1/2 years of marriage. Elsa Mae was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Wade, on January 2, 2004; her three brothers and sisters-in-law, Allen and Fern (Crowder) Zink, Royce and Leloi (Holland) Zink and Tory and Helen (Hirni) Zink. She is survived by her nephew, Wilbur Zink and wife Dixie, and their two children, David Zink and wife Cynthia, and Susan (Zink) Cooper and her husband Dennis, and nephew Jack Zink and wife Jan, and their children, Andy Zink and wife Sondra and Adam Zink and wife Teresa. Other survivors are her four great-great-nieces who she greatly enjoyed, Lauren Cooper, Lindsay Cooper, Anna Zink and Gabrielle Zink. She also leaves other relatives and her many friends. Funeral services were Friday, February 4, at Hill & Son Funeral Home, Appleton City. Burial was in Appleton City Cemetery.

WALKER, Elsie D. RESER
1893-1980
Englewood Cemetery (W), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Elsie D. Walker, 87, died at Golden Valley Hospital Friday, September 5, 1980. She was the widow of the late Ralph Walker, long-time Ford dealer in Clinton and she had been in failing health for some time. She is survived by five sons: Donald, Oliver and Ben of Clinton; Roger of Windsor and Bill of Houston, TX. She has four brothers, Silas Reser of Buffalo; Ray of Springfield; Wade of Buffalo and Jack of Marshall. Services will be Thursday, September 11, 1980, at 10:30 a.m. at Consalus chapel with burial in Englewood.

WALKER, Emily MOORE
1861-1930
Johnstown Cemetery, Johnstown, Bates Co, MO
Clinton MO - Mrs. Emily Moore Walker died at the home of her son W. E. Walker, south of Johnstown, November 11, after an illness of several days. She had her first stroke of paralysis seven years ago, after which she went to live with her daughter Mrs. Claud Jenkins, who was then living at Lucas. Two years ago when Mr. and Mrs. Jenkins moved to Clinton, she resided here with them and made many friends. She had been in good health for some time and November 2 went to visit at the home of her son. She had her fatal stroke of paralysis there a few days later. Emily Moore Walker was born in Henry county Missouri, March 19, 1861. She was united in marriage to C. E. Walker in 1881, who has preceded her in death. She united with the Church of Christ in early life and lived a faithful Christian. Her greatest aim in life was doing for her family, always willing to help others. She reared a family of five children, four boys and one girl - George W.; W. E.; C. P. and C. C Walker of Montrose, and Mrs. C. L. Jenkins of Clinton, with whom she made her home. She also leaves two sisters, Mrs. G. A. McCool, of Urich, and Mrs. William Wilcockson of Chatham, Ill., and eight grandchildren. She had been afflicted with paralysis for several years and always bore her affliction as a true Christian, patient and kind. She will be greatly missed by family and friends. The funeral services were at Johnstown, Thursday, November 13. Burial in Johnstown cemetery.

WALKER, Esther Alvena COTTON
1922-2013
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Esther Alvena 'Cotton' Walker, age 91 of Clinton, died Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at Golden Valley Memorial Hospital. Esther was born on August 24, 1922 to William H. and Anna M. 'Schroeder' Cotton of Cambridge, NE. She married Raymond H. Walker on November 17, 1955 in Miami, OK. After moving to Clinton in 1966, Esther worked as a sales clerk for Shriner Hardware on the West side of the Clinton square. She attended Clinton First Baptist Church. Esther deeply loved her family, especially her 11 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Surviving Esther are her 5 children, Sharon Engel (Rick) of Dublin, OH, John Rogers (Joyce) of Anaheim, CA, Marsha Lukasik (Tom) of Boulder, CO, Lonnie Walker (Lisa) of Raytown, MO, and Lavena Sanders (Jamie) of Clinton, MO; 11 grandchildren, Matt Houk (Drusilla Oliver), Crissy Houk, Nichole Brewer (James), Travis Walker (Cody), Raymond Walker, Robin Kennerd (Todd), Rick Engel (Jina), Michelle Johnson, Heather Noreiga, Tammy Rogers, and Erin Parody; 12 great-grandchildren; and many other family members and friends. Preceding her in death were her parents, her husband, 6 sisters and 1 brother. A funeral service will be conducted Monday, December 23, 2013 with interment following at Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery.

WALKER, Francis Marion
1858-1931
Francis Marion Walker was born July 13, 1858, in Adams county, Ohio, and departed this life at his home south of Leeton Sunday, June 21, 1931. He was the son of Payton and Susan Ann Walker. He moved to Missouri with his parents in November, 1878. He was married to Julian Ann Hazel Baker who preceded him in death July 4 1916. To this union two sons were born, John of Leeton and Marion of the home. He leaves his two sons, one granddaughter, Pearl Walker, three sisters, Mary Kilpatrick of Columbus, Ohio, Lizzie McPhilimy of Pueblo, Colo., and Maggie Robbins of Leeton, three brothers, William H. and Andrew P. of Leeton and John S. of Kansas City, and other relatives and friends. A short funeral service was conducted in the home and at the grave Tuesday morning by Rev. T. E. Prall, pastor of the M. E. Church at Leeton, and burial was in Hickory Cemetery (Johnson County, MO).

WALKER, George Shelby Dr.
1884-1970
Englewood Cemetery (W), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - George Shelby Walker, youngest child of the late Pleasanton and Gussie Swift Walker was born March 24, 1884, north of Huntingdale and passed away at the Clinton General Hospital on February 12, 1970, at the age of 85 years. Dr. Walker attended Huntingdale Grade School, Clinton High School and graduated from high school in Kansas City. He was graduated from the University Medical College, a forerunner of the Kansas University Medical Center, in Kansas City, KS. He had a short medical practice at Calhoun and in 1908 moved his practice to Harwood. He moved to Clinton in 1922, were he continued as a devoted medical doctor until his health forced his retirement. He practiced medicine in Missouri for fifty-four years. He was one of four doctors who founded the Clinton General Hospital in Clinton. On June 30, 1910, he was united in marriage to Pearl Browning at Butler, MO. To this union two children were born. He was preceded in death by his wife on March 4, 1963, his parents, four sisters and two brothers. He is survived by his daughter, Mrs. Charles (Ruth) Hall of St. Louis and his son, Dr. Hugh B. Walker of Clinton. Funeral services were held February 14, 1970 at the Clinton Christian Church. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery.

WALKER, Hazel Daisy RICHMAN
1903-1995
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Hazel Daisy Richman Walker was born June 3, 1903, in Brownington, the daughter of Alfred Dennis Richman and Louisa Flavilla (Mecham) Richman. She died Thursday, December 14, 1995, at the Westwood Nursing Center in Clinton at the age of 91. Hazel was a lifelong resident of this area. On September 14, 1929, she married Earl Walker. Mrs. Walker was a homemaker and mother. Mr. Walker preceded her in death on November 23, 1965. She is survived by one daughter, Saundra Sue Hunt, Clinton; one son, Earl Walker, Lake Waukomis; one sister, Eunice A. Richman Evans, Odessa; three grandsons and one granddaughter and seven great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a grandson, Ronald Earl, on November 1, 1992; a granddaughter, Sherry Lynn, on April 18, 1958; three brothers and three sisters. Funeral services were Saturday, December 16, at the Consalus Chapel, Clinton. Burial was in the Clinton Memory Gardens Cemetery.

WALKER, Hugh Browning Dr.
1918-1985
Englewood Cemetery (W), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Dr. Hugh Browning Walker, 67, formerly of Clinton and Kansas City, died at the Good Samaritan Hospital in West Palm Beach, FL, Saturday, August 17, 1985. He was born 30 January 1918. He had lived in Florida since March of 1981, after leaving Kansas City. Dr. Walker was in medical practice in Clinton, MO, for 25 years and was owner of the Town Country Nursing Home. He was a co-owner of Clinton General Hospital. Dr. Walker entered semi-retirement in 1971 and was on the student health medical staff at Georgia Tech. He was a graduate of the Medical College of Cincinnati. He attended the University of Missouri. He served his residency at St. Joseph's Hospital in Kansas City. He was a member of the Christian Church of Clinton. He served as a medical officer in the US Navy from 1946-48. Dr. Walker is survived by his wife, Annette Coffey Walker, of the home; one son, Michael, of Miami, FL; a daughter, Marcia Johnson of Clinton; a sister, Mrs. C. W. Hall of Dade City, FL; two grandchildren, Erin and Ryan Johnson. Services will be Tuesday at the graveside in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton, MO.

WALKER, Lee A.
abt 1956-2002
Freeman-Holsapple Cemetery, Collins Twp, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Oct 7 2002 - Lee A. Walker, 46, Collins, a medical technician, died Thursday, October 3, 2002, at Weaubleau, as the result of a motor vehicle accident. Graveside services were Monday, October 7, at the Freeman-Holsapple Cemetery, Collins.

WALKER, Matilda B. BROWN
1924-2011
Englewood Cemetery (W), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Mar 30 2011 - Matilda B. Walker, 87, Clinton, died unexpectedly Tuesday, February 8, 2011, at the Golden Valley Memorial Hospital. Matilda was born on February 3, 1924, the daughter of Lawrence Wesley and Mary Leona (Doyle) Brown. She attended the Christian College in Columbia. After school, she married Don Reser Walker and worked as a secretary/bookkeeper for the Walker Motor Company in Clinton. She was a member of the Christian Church Disciples of Christ in Clinton, as well as the Bridge Club and P.E.O. Matilda also belonged to Junior Poly Credo Bible Club, Christian Women's Fellowship, Clinton Council of United Church Women, Clinton Study Club and Seedling Garden Club. In 1964 she was elected Clinton City Assessor. Matilda is survived by three sons: Chris Walker and wife Beth, Clinton, David Walker and wife Mary Jo, Clinton, and Jeff Walker and wife Carrie, Carrollton, Texas; six grandchildren, David Robert (Rob) Walker and wife Stacy, Des Moines, Iowa, Don C. (Kit) Walker and wife Lorie, Old Hickory, Tennessee, Drake Walker and wife Stacy, Kansas City, Lt. Commander Jason Doyle Walker and wife Anna, Hanford, California, Reser C. Walker, Carrolton, Texas, and Bethany Walker of Carrolton, Texas; eight great-grandchildren, Hailey, Zach, Emily, Cameron, Dana Leigh, Cael, Brody and Natalie Matilda, and also one expected "newest" Walker boy. Her parents, her husband, two brothers, Herb and Paul, and two sisters, Helen and Mary Jean, preceded her in death. A memorial service will be held Saturday, April 2, at the Clinton Christian Church with inurnment to follow at Englewood Cemetery.

WALKER, Naomi HUTSON
1925-2003
Climax Springs Cemetery, Climax Springs, Camden Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Aug 19 2003 - Naomi (Hutson) Walker, 77, Windsor, died Sunday afternoon, August 17, 2003, at Golden Valley Hospital in Clinton. She was born November 17, 1925, in Climax Springs, the daughter of the late Oscar and Eva (Keltner) Thomas of Climax Springs. She married Freddie A. Hutson November 5, 1949, and he died January 5, 1987. On November 25, 1988, she married Harrison Thomas Walker of Marshall, who survives of the home. Mrs. Walker worked at the International Shoe Factory in Windsor for 28 years and then at Vincent's Shoe Store in Windsor for several years. She was a member of the Windsor Assembly of God Church. In addition to her husband, she is survived by a daughter, Linda Schirmbeck and her husband, Lonnie, Omaha, Nebraska; a son, David Hutson and his wife, Kimberly, Ft. Collins, Colorado; four stepchildren, Karen Ballew and her husband Larry, Macon, Teresa Berwaldt and her husband Vince, and Lana Crawford and her husband Sam, all of Marshall, Steve Walker, Slater; two grandsons, Justin D. Johnston, Kansas City, James E. Johnston and his wife Julie, Poulsbo, Washington; six step-grandchildren, Kyle and Katlyn Berwaldt and Christina and Paul Crawford, all of Marshall, Brian Dean and Kathy Ballew, Macon; a great-grandson, Nathan J. Johnston, Poulsbo, Washington; a sister, Jean Grundy and her husband, Ronald, Pine Bluff, Arkansas; two brothers, Alonzo Thomas and his wife Mae, Blue Ridge, Roy Thomas and his wife Dorothy, Lee's Summit, and a host of relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Harlen Thomas and Floyd Thomas; four sisters, Lenna Flippins, Bessie Folsom, Nadine Garey and Virgie Husong. Funeral services will be Wednesday, August 20, at the Windsor Assembly of God Church. Burial will be Wednesday, at the Climax Springs Cemetery.

WALKER, Raymond H.
1922-2002
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Dec 11 2002 - Raymond Walker, 80, Clinton, died December 10, 2002, at Golden Valley Hospital. - Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Dec 31 2002 - Raymond H. Walker was born April 7, 1922, at Schell City, son of John W. and Margaret L. Clark Walker. He married the former Esther A. Cotton on November 11, 1955, at Miami, Oklahoma. He retired from Clearfield Cheese in 1984. Preceding him in death were his parents and three brothers, Harvey, Fred and Johnnie Walker. Survivors include his wife, Esther, of the home; two sons, Michael Walker, Waterford, Pennsylvania, and Lonnie Walker, Raytown; three daughters, Jennifer Jones, McCook, Nebraska, Sharon Walker, Colorado, and Lavena Wilson and husband Fred, Clinton; two stepdaughters, Sharon Engel, College Day, Tennessee and Marsha Lukasik, Boulder, Colorado; one stepson, John Rogers, Anaheim, California; one sister, Wilma Mitchum, Nevada; 17 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held December 12 at the Consalus-Bradley Chapel, Clinton. Burial was in Clinton Memory Gardens.

WALKER, Robert
1917-1994
Saint Josephs Cemetery, Prairieburg, Linn Co, IA
Clinton Daily Democrat - Robert Walker, 76, Windsor, died Thursday, September 15, 1994, at his home. He was born in Prairieburg, Iowa, November 20, 1917, the son of William and Elizabeth Sadesky Walker. Mr. Walker was retired from the United States Air Force and had made his home in Windsor since 1984. He was of the Catholic faith. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Francis. He is survived by a brother, Tom Walker of Prairieburg, Iowa; two sisters, Mary Arthur of Rolla, and Sister Margaret Walker of Savannah. There was cremation. A Mass of Christian Burial was at 1 p.m. Monday, September 19, at St. Joseph's Church in Prairieburg, Iowa. Burial was in the St. Joseph's Cemetery at Prairieburg. Arrangements were under the direction of Lindley Funeral Home of Chilllicothe.

WALKER, Robert Edmund
1929-2004
Fort Scott National Cemetery, Fort Scott, Bourbon Co, KS
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Mar 8 2004 - Robert Edmund Walker, 74, Clinton, died Thursday, March 4, 2004, at his home. He was born September 5, 1929, in Kansas City, the son of Samuel Robert Walker and Patricia Ann Graham. He had served with the United States Army. He married Norma Jean Baker April 5, 1999, in Clinton. Survivors include his wife, Norma of the home; a son, Robert Allen Walker, Joplin; a daughter, Peggy Jo Freeman, Tulsa, Oklahoma; two stepsons, David Dixon, Tightwad, and Marvin Dixon, Thayer, and a stepdaughter Regina Newman, Wichita, Kansas; a brother Sherman Walker, Bronson, Kansas; a sister Clara Jean Chambers, St. James, and five grandchildren, Matthew Walker, Jessica Walker, Jacob Lawson, Joshua Lawson and Joahnna Lee Lawson, and one great-granddaughter. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother John William Walker. Graveside services were Monday, March 8, at the U.S. National Cemetery with military honors provided by the Olson Frary Burkhart Post 11165 Veterans of Foreign Wars.

WALKER, Samuel F.
1869-1950
Swindle Cemetery, Shawnee Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Samuel F. Walker, 81, died Thursday morning at 9 a.m. at Bethany hospital in Kansas City, Kansas. Born in the Huntingdale community, Mr. Walker had been a lifelong resident of Henry Co. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the church in Huntingdale. Burial will be in the Swindle cemetery. Mr. Walker is survived by a stepson, Clarence North, Kansas City, Kans., and a daughter, Mrs. Emily Handy of Colorado. Other survivors include three sisters, Mrs. Belle Dunn, Urich, Mrs. Mary Burton, Clinton, and Mrs. Emily Clayton, Urich.

WALKER, Taylor Lindsay
1854-1905
Walker Cemetery, Shawnee Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Missouri, Apr 15 1905 - The death of Taylor Walker came as a surprise and shock to his relatives and many friends in Henry County. He was the only son of Pleasant Walker, deceased. His death occurred at the home of his nephew Pleas Avery, 6 miles north of Calhoun, Tuesday, April 11, at 3 p.m. on his 51st birthday. He was born on the Walker homestead 2 miles west of Shawnee Mound. Mr. Walker was never a robust man and for some time had suffered from pleurisy, which complicated with pneumonia caused his death. He had made his sister Mrs. Woodson Hastain, a three weeks' visit and feeling better about a week ago, went on a visit to his nephew, where his death occurred. He leaves a half-sister Mrs. Serepta Avery, and two own sisters, Mrs. Woodson Hastain and Mrs. Mary Doyle, all residents of Clinton. He was a noble Christian gentleman of the old school and loved for his many kind traits of character. The funeral occurred from his home near Shawnee Mound and remains laid in the Walker Cemetery.

WALKER, Tressie Cynthia
1895-1995
Englewood Cemetery (W), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Mrs. Tressie Walker, 99, Clinton, died Thursday, February 26, 1995, at Meadowbrook Manor nursing home. She is survived by a stepdaughter, Mary George of Clinton. Services are pending at Sickman-Dunning funeral home.

WALKER, William Crawford III "Hap"
1953-1988
Major William Crawford "Hap" Walker III was killed October 25, 1988 in a crash of two Marine helicopters while participating in a night exercise over the Barry Goldwater Bombing Range 125 miles southeast of the Marine Corps Air Station at Yuma, Arizona where he was based. Hap Walker was born in Clinton, September 1, 1953 graduated from Westbury High School, June 1971, graduated from the University of Houston, June 1975, a member of the Phi Kappa theta fraternity. Hap entered the military service on June 12, 1975 and was commissioned a Marine Corps Second Lieutenant on November 1, 1975. He attended flight school at the Naval Air Station, Pensacola, Florida. His duty stations included Marine Corps Air Station Tustin, California (HMT-301, HMM-163 and HM-268); MCAS El Toro, California (4th MAW); and MCAS Yuma, Arizona where he was a flight instructor with the elite "Top Gun" Marine Air Weapons Tactic Squadron-1. His awards include the Navy Commendation Medal, Sea Service Deployment Ribbon with two stars, and the Meritorious Unit Citation with on star. Hap is survived by his beloved wife, Cassandra and his faithful dog, Clyde, Yuma, Arizona; his parents, Lorri and Bill Walker, Montgomery, Texas; his brothers, Christian, Austin, Texas and Whitney, Houston. His sister Robin and brother-in-law Gary Roth and their children Blake and Michael of Annandale, Virginia. A number of other relatives, special friends and the outstanding men and officers of The United States Marine Corps. Memorial Services were held October 28, 1988 at the Marine Corps Air Station chapel, Yuma, Arizona. Burial at Sea Memorial Service held November 3, 198 at the Marine Corps Air Station, Tustin, California. A headstone will be placed in Arlington National Cemetery. A memorial fund has been established in the name of W. C. "Hap" Walker III at the Arizona Bank, Yuma Fourth Avenue Office, 1315 South Fourth Avenue, Yuma, Arizona 85364. Those desiring may make their donations payable to the W. C. Walker III Memorial Fund, Attention: Benny J. Bennight, Vice President. Funds will be earmarked for a University of Houston R.O.T.C. Scholarship.

WALKER, William Leo
1916-2002
Lowry City Cemetery, Lowry City, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Oct 28 2002 - Wm. Leo Walker, 85, Clinton, died Friday, October 25, 2002, at Golden Valley Hospital, Clinton. Funeral services were Monday, October 28, at Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel, Osceola. Burial was in Lowry City Cemetery. He was born December 3, 1916, in Horseshoe Bend in St. Clair County, the son of Clyde W. and Iva M. Wright Walker. He attended Star rural school and graduated from Lowry City High School. On July 28, 1939, he was married to Jaunita Cole. He became a member of the High Hill Baptist Church and later in life attended the Ohio Christian Church and Northeast Baptist Church. He was a lifelong farmer. He served on the Osceola School Board for 10 years, the Star Rural School Board for 16 years and the St. Clair County School Board for 10 years. He also served on the Osceola Special Road District Board from 1953-1963. He wrote regular articles for the "Chigger" newspaper. He also wrote a book of his memoirs. He is survived by his wife Jaunita; daughter Marilyn Kay Walker, Harrisonville; daughter Roma Bass and husband Paul, Florence; granddaughter Sara Bass, Sedalia and grandson Brendan Bass, and fiancee Stephanie Smith of Warrensburg.

WALKER, William Wilber "Bill"
1935-2003
Laurel Oak Cemetery (W), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 7 2003 - Bill Walker, 67, Windsor, died late Friday evening, January 3, 2003, at the Boone County Hospital in Columbia. He was born August 17, 1935, in Osceola. On May 7, 1955, in Clinton, he married Dorothy Patricia Bryson, who survives of the home. Mr. Walker worked at the Windsor International Shoe Factory for 28 years and at Tracker Marine in Clinton for six years. He attended the Black Oak Community Church near Lincoln. Survivors include his wife, Dorothy, of the home; four sons, Junior Walker, Eddie Walker and David Walker, all of Windsor, and Roy Walker, Mobile, Alabama; three brothers, Leroy Walker and Larry Darnell, both of Warsaw, and William Hamilton, Windsor; two sisters, Loretta Fletcher, Lincoln, and Susan Lyons, Windsor; two grandsons, Billy John Walker and Ryan Walker; two granddaughters, Lynn West and Amie Walker; two great-grandsons, Ty Walker and Zachery Walker; two great-granddaughters, Taylar West and Dayla Walker, and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his stepfather and mother, Edward and Ida Mae Darnell, and a sister, Shirley Combs. Graveside funeral services were Tuesday, January 7, at the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

WALKUP, Walter Rae
1919-2004
Laurel Oak Cemetery (W), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Sep 3 2004 - Walter R. Walkup, 85, Sedalia, died Tuesday evening, August 31, 2004, at his home in Sedalia. He was born in Benton County, near the Brandon community, on July 10, 1919, the son of Walter Bert Walkup and Elizabeth (Posson) Walkup. On September 3, 1941, in Kansas City, he married Wilma Lucille Carter, who died March 6, 1996. He was a self-employed automotive mechanic in Sedalia. He served in the United States Army Air Corps during World War II. Survivors include his son Gary "Buck" Walkup and his wife Nancy, Sedalia; five grandchildren, Gary R. Walkup Jr., Cheyenne D. (Walkup) Freeman, Osage C. Walkup, Cree C. Walkup and Cherokee R. Walkup. He was preceded in death by his parents; a stepmother, Florence Walkup; his wife; a grandson Mark Allen Walkup; a sister Fern Acker and an infant granddaughter. Graveside services will be Saturday, September 4, at Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

WALL, Amy Louise
1983-2007
Versailles Cemetery, Versailles, Morgan Co, MO
Amy Louise Wall, 24, Calhoun, died Monday, November 12, 2007 in Sedalia, Missouri. Graveside services will be held Friday, November 16 at Versailles Cemetery, Versailles, Missouri. Amy was born October 4, 1983, in Clinton, Missouri, daughter of Kenneth and Lois (Snorgrass) Wall. She was employed with Tyson Foods in Sedalia. Amy enjoyed camping, outdoor activities, spending time with her family and being with her friends. She is preceded in death by her grandparents, Jack and Lillie Snorgrass and Ray and Faye Wall. Survivors include her parents, one brother, Adam Wall and his wife, Natisha; several aunts, uncles and cousins.

WALL, Benjamin Franklin
1886-1949
Wall Cemetery, Jefferson Twp, Johnson Co, MO
Blairstown MO - Benjamin Franklin Wall, youngest son of Adrian M. and Matilda Canzanda Wall died April 26 1949, age 63 years and 13 days. He spent his entire life on the Wall homestead north of town. On June 4, 1946, he was united in marriage to Mrs. Martha Simpson of Chilhowee, who is left to mourn his passing. He also leaves four brothers; R. A. Wall, O. W. Wall, A. M. Wall of Blairstown, and Rufus Wall of the home; one sister Mrs. Maude J. Atkins, of Blairstown; six step children, Mrs. Jim Runner, of West Riverside, California, Mrs. Russel Kerr and Wanda Simpson of Warrensburg, Mo., Kenneth Simpson of Garden City, Charles Simpson of Norris, and Edd Simpson of the home. Also a large number of nieces and nephews and other relatives. He was preceded in death by his parents and four brothers, Charles, Edgar, John R. and Jimmy. Ben was born and reared in a Christian home of the Presbyterian faith, where the Bible with it's admonitions and promises formed the firm foundation of family life. This early training had a great influence on his later years. His life was abruptly ended in a tragic fishing trip accident. The family wishes to take this opportunity to express their sincere thanks to the many members of this community who gave of their time and their efforts to aid in the recovery of the body of this loved one. Funeral services were held Friday, April 29, at the Presbyterian church. The pall bearers were nephews: Homer Wall, Edgar Atkins, Walter Wall, Everett Giltner, John R. Wall, and Virgil Lowry. Burial was in the Wall cemetery. - Apr 26 1949 - Capsized Boat Fatal to Ben F. Wall - Benjamin F. Wall, 63 years old, a farmer living north of Blairstown drowned about 11:30 Tuesday night April 26 when a boat containing himself and two stepsons overturned on Big Creek. The accident occurred near the village of Marine in Henry County. The body was recovered about noon Wednesday within 100 feet of the scene of the accident. Mr. Wall accompanied by his stepsons Ike and Eddy Simpson and a neighbor Guy Wilcockson all of Blairstown were returning from a fishing trip. Mr. Wilcockson had tied the boat to a tree and stepped back when the boat overturned, throwing the three occupants into the water which was estimated to be 15 feet deep. While Mr. Wall was said to be a good swimmer, the current was very strong. Eddy dived into the water twice, obtained a hold on his stepfather but was unable to pull him to the shore because of the swift current. A rise of three feet in the creek hampered dragging operations which began about 3 o'clock Wednesday morning under the direction of John A. Rick of the state highway patrol. A large group assisted in the operation to recover the body. Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at the Blairstown Presbyterian Church. Burial will be in the Wall cemetery near Blairstown. Mr. Wall was born and reared in the Blairstown community. In addition to his two stepsons he leaves his wife, another stepson, Kenneth Simpson of Garden City Kans., a sister, Mrs. Maude J. Atkins and three brothers, Rufus, O.W., and Robert Wall all of Blairstown.

WALL, Edgar Harrison
1872-1930
Wall Cemetery, Denton, Rose Hill Twp, Johnson Co, MO
Blairstown Record, Blairstown MO - Edgar Harrison Wall son of Adrian M. and Matilda C. Wall, was born Feb. 3, 1872 and departed this life Oct. 3, 1930 at the age of 58 years. Mr. Wall was born and raised in the Blairstown community. He is known all over the community as one of the Wall Bros. mule buyers. He was a prominent Mason and a friend to all. One did not need to hear anything about his life to know how he stood with his fellowmen. One glance at the large crowd of relatives and friends. who came to pay last respects to him at this funeral spoke louder than words. He was laid to rest in the Wall Cemetery. He leaves to mourn his death one sister, Mrs. Maude Atkins, and 7 brothers, John R. and Oliver W. Wall his partners in business; Robert A., Addison M., Rufus and Benjamin F. Wall, all of Blairstown, also Charles O. Wall of Marceline, Mo., also four nieces, seven nephews and a host of other loving many relatives and friends.. Mr. Wall returned a week before his death from eight weeks of treatment in a Kansas City hospital.

WALL, Elmer Lee
1868-1927
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Elmer Lee Wall, son of William Wallace and Sarah Frances Wall, was born near Calhoun, Missouri, March 2, 1868. He passed from this life at Wesley Hospital, Kansas City, Missouri, December 20 , 1927, aged 59 years, 9 months, 18 days. He lived the greater part of his life in this community and was held in high esteem by all who knew him. He made profession of faith in Christ as his Savior, during the Billy Sunday meetings in Kansas City in 1916, but never identified with any church. He was a member of the carpenter's union of Kansas City for a number of years and was ministered unto by that organization during his illness and death. He leaves to mourn his departure two sons, Lester and Eugene, of Kansas City, three brothers, Mason, of Kansas City, Ethan of Montana, and Orville, of Roy, Washington; Six sisters, Nellie Furleigh, of Roy, Washington, Ina Wall of Roy, Washington, Pearl Hutchens, of Seattle, Washington, Mrs. L. R. Simpson, of Calhoun, Missouri, and Mrs. Mable King, of Leeton, Missouri, and a host of friends to mourn his departure. Funeral services were conducted at the Baptist church by the pastor, G. C. Faulkner, and the remains were laid to rest in the Calhoun cemetery.

WALL, Hannah Elizabeth WHIDBEE
1872-n/a
Hannah Elizabeth Whidbee was born February 3, 1872 in Henry county, Mo. She joined the Hickory Grove church in early life, was active in church work and had one of the best Sunday school classes of young people in Boston Ave. church in Tulsa. She was married Sep. 3 1890 to Dr. R. L. Wall. To this union were born three children: Marie Maude Wall of Tulsa, Harold Whidbee Wall of Grand Rapids Mich. and Lee Woods, deceased. Her husband preceded her in death about sixteen years. She lived in Leeton Mo. until 1906 when she moved to Tulsa where she lived until her death. She has two brothers, Thomas R. Whidbee of Clinton and William J. Whidbee of Tulsa. She also leaves three sisters: Mrs. Nancy A. Mason of Kansas City and Misses Lula and Fannie Whidbee of Tulsa.

WALL, Homer Hunter
1922-2009
Wall Cemetery, Denton, Rose Hill Twp, Johnson Co, MO
Homer Hunter Wall, 87, of Blairstown, died Thursday, July 30, 2009 at Kansas City Hospice and Palliative Care in Kansas City. Homer was born May 13, 1922 in Blairstown, the son of Addison M. and Maude Pearl Harrison Wall. He graduated from Blairstown High School. He served in the United States Army during World War II, where he fought in the Battle of the Bulge, was wounded and received the Purple Heart. He also served at Normandy. After returning home to Blairstown, Homer was employed with the U.S. Postal Service as a Postmaster until retiring in 1999. Throughout his life he lived in the Blairstown area. Homer married Ruby Marie Krewson on Sept. 1, 1953 and to this union was born five children. He is survived by sons Addison Wall, Ronald Wall and Charles Wall all of Blairstown; daughters Joan Reid-Smith of Peculiar and Marcia Anstine of Holden. Survivors also include a brother, Edgar William "Bill" Wall of Blairstown; 13 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Homer was preceded in death by both parents; a brother, Walter Wall; a sister Maude Ellen Wall and a grandson Jacob Anstine. Funeral services will be held Monday, Aug. 3, 2009 at Williams Funeral Chapel in Holden. Interment will follow in Wall Cemetery, north of Blairstown.

WALL, John Richard
1867-1938
Wall Cemetery, Denton, Rose Hill Twp, Johnson Co, MO
Henry Co, MO - Henry County lost one of its most prominent stock men and respected citizens at 8:10 a.m. Tuesday, July 19, when John R. Wall of Blairstown closed his eyes on mortal scenes to wake on shores eternal. A heart condition and complications had kept him bedfast six months, though since last fall his health and been steadily growing worse. The last of the week his nephew, Edgar Atkins, took him to St Joseph's hospital in Boonville, where the doctors, realizing they could not benefit him, said he would be happier at home. He returned in an ambulance about 8:00 p.m. Monday. He talked along the way and was entirely conscious, but when he got in his own bed he seemed to let slip the barriers and death drew near. A few days before his brother, Ol, said he thought he would go outside to cut some weeds, but J. R. (Bud) replied, "Let someone else do that, it's about over for me." John Richard Wall was born August 10, 1867, the son of Adrian M. and Matilda Consada Hunt Wall, pioneers of Johnson County who gave to the new west a pride of lineage and splendid character that they passed on to succeeding generations, making them respected and worthy citizens. The old Wall homestead, 2 miles north of Blairstown, and the original house that became a landmark in 1839, is now gone, and in the Wall cemetery nearby rest those first settlers by whom another son will be placed today. The Wall family have made some of Henry and Johnson Counties' finest traditions and brought to Missouri a pure southern family. Dr. R. Z. R. Wall of North Carolina, grandfather of the late J. R. Wall, and founder of a real Missouri dynasty, came here in 1839 with a wagon caravan of 700 family connections and slaves, following a kinsman who came to Missouri in 1837. They settled in Johnson and Henry Counties. Dr. Wall was a young physician and entered several thousand acres of land between Bear Creek in South Johnson and north Henry County, buying more at 25 cents an acre, until his holds reached some 7000 or 8000 acres. Dr. Wall was for many years the only physician in the county and was called on long trips to surrounding farms where illness sometimes kept him for days, or other sick people in the neighborhood required his attention. He took an old blanket across his sturdy pony with his medicines and instruments and when dark overtook him, would get off, build a fire, and make his bed for the night. Dr. Wall, grandfather of John R. (Bud) Wall, was a typical Southerner and in his children to the third generation, linger the traditions that were engendered by those early days. The "quarters" were north of the old house and the children would often slip away from family prayers, lured by the strumming banjos, the natural melodious voices and shuffling feet of the darkies in the evening, where, by moonlight or a sooty cabin lantern, they relaxed after a long day's work in the field or at the "big house." The war brought its changes, but for years many of the faithful blacks lingered in the community, staying with some of the children or following freedom's paths to different lines. Of the 13 children of Dr. and Mrs. Wall, 10 were reared to manhood and womanhood, to marry and in turn have large families of their own, an average of 9 each. To every son and daughter at marriage, Dr. Wall gave 500 acres of land, a few slaves and some household equipment. Thus, his family grew about him and the strength of the family ties not lessening by growing with the years. They helped build the old Sardis church, south of Leeton, and have always stood in the county for things cultural, religious, good and democratic. Three of the Wall sons, Edgar H., deceased, in 1939; O. W. and John R. came to Henry County on the north side of Blairstown in 1908 to the large house where they "batched" finding in their busy, full lives interesting and absorbing occupation – land owners, successful business men, stockmen, known over his and adjoining counties. The gentle touch of a woman's hand and love was given them by their sister, Mrs. Maude Atkins, who lives in an attractive home just across the road and where they enjoyed all their meals. They were especially congenial, their interests mutual, their business the same. Everything was a partnership, even to their pocket change. This close fraternal triumvirate was first broken when death called Edgar to his long rest eight years ago, strengthening the bonds of perfect brotherhood between Ben and Ol, as they were called by those who know them best. Prominent stockmen, with mule buying, their chief interest, they bought and sold together, O. W. making most of the deals and John R. making final arrangements. They were less active in their mule buying however, after the loss of the youngest brother, their sorrow adding to accruing years.John R. (Bud) was vice-president of the Farmers Bank of Blairstown where he had been a stockholder and director for 27 years and was a loyal Democrat. He united with the Blairstown Presbyterian church in 1894 during the ministry of Rev. Z. T. Orr. His life was consistently one of honor, integrity, and sunshine. He recognized the good in his fellowmen, taking little note of human failings. He was Past Master of the Masonic Lodge No. 557, of which he was treasurer at his death. His protracted illness had kept him from his usual activities for the last 6 months, and though his accustomed seat in the church and his chair in the Lodge had been vacant, his interest in these affairs never waned. He was a conservative, solid businessman of sound judgment that was honestly given to others and shrewdly directed his personal dealings. He was the sturdy type of early Missourian, hospitable and friendly – an interesting talker and visitor, who was always glad to see his friends and always had time for them. In his passing, Blairstown loses one of its most solid citizens, the man whose like is seldom found in duplicate, and who is deeply mourned. Surviving Mr. Wall are his sisters and brothers, O. W., Robert of Blairstown; and Addison M. of north of Blairstown; Rufus and Ben of the home place in Johnson County. The funeral services will be today (Thursday) at the Blairstown Presbyterian Church.

WALL, John Robert
1911-2006
Wall Cemetery, Jefferson Twp, Johnson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Dec 14 2006 - John Robert Wall, son of Robert Adrian and Lida (Davis) Wall, was born March 3, 1911, in Lamar, Colorado, and died November 13, 2006, at Golden Valley Hospital, Clinton, at the age of 94. John received a 410 single shot shotgun when he was 10-years-old and his love for guns and hunting turned into a lifelong passion. John graduated from Blairstown High School in 1929 and attended college in Warrensburg. He left school to go to work for General Motors at the Leeds plant in Kansas City for 60 cents an hour. On August 7, 1934, he was elected as the circuit clerk for Henry County and served until he was drafted into the United States Army in February 1942. He served with General George Patton in North Africa and Europe. John returned home in October 29, 1945, and his Army days were behind him. The grocery store was for sale in Blairstown for $5,000 and John bought it. He added dry goods and later paint and hardware items, then he put in guns. The sale of guns grew and grew until he closed out everything but the guns. John met Mary Lucille Ross and they were married in 1950. They went to Arkansas to get married because Lucille was afraid of needles and in Missouri you had to have a blood test to be married. Lucille preceded John in death in 1982. After Lucille's death in 1982, John ran into his old high school sweetheart, Virginia McIntire, and they were married in 1985. His wife, Virginia died in 2000. In 1992, John sold the store and he and Ed sat in an empty store. Three days later, John decided to reopen the store and started ordering new inventory. He ran the store until 1997 when he finally retired. John was a lifetime member of Ducks Unlimited and they held an appreciation dinner for his generosity that had resulted in many acres of wildlife habitat being preserved and managed. John also was a member of the Missouri Quail Unlimited, the National Rifle Association and a 50-year member of the American Legion in Urich. John was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Blairstown. John was preceded in death by his parents; his wives, Lucille and Virginia; two brothers, who died of pneumonia, Robert Eugene Wall and Roy William Wall; one sister Lillian Nadine Wall Giltner; one niece Sharon Compton, and one nephew Shane Engel. He is survived by a nephew John R. Giltner of Blairstown; a niece Sandy Engel, Clinton, and a number of great-nieces and nephews, John Jim and Lorrie Engel, John Kyle Engel, Brett and Tina Gray, Zoe and Jameston Gray and Shanda Gray, as well as a number of other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held at Vansant-Mills Chapel on Thursday, November 16. Interment was in Wall Cemetery, Blairstown.

WALL, Julius Fabius
1862-1927
Laurel Oak Cemetery (W), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Julius Fabius Wall, the son of Julius Fabius Wall and Elizabeth Woolfolk Wall, was born June 4, 1862, about ten miles west of Windsor, and passed away in St. Joseph hospital, Kansas City, Missouri, April 15 1927. His boyhood was spent in the neighborhood in which he was born. In 1875 he moved to Windsor, spending the following year in Texas. He spent one year in Central College, Fayette, Missouri. In 1880 he entered the grocery business in Windsor with his step-father, James Harvey Bass, his own father having been killed in the battle of Lone Jack, in August, 1862. In 1881 he engaged in the furniture business in Windsor with his brother, Eugene Wall. About two years later he became associated with Dr. R. L. and Wills Shadburne in the drug store, after buying the entire business. For over forty years he had been proprietor of the J. F. Wall Drug Store in Windsor, his place of business being the center of interest for his legion of friends. Straightforward, honest, reliable and the soul of true kindness he has enjoyed a remarkable business growth in Windsor. In the passing of Mr. Wall, it is safe to say there has never been a man any where so loved, and who will be so sorely missed in his home and community. His unselfish thoughts and deeds testified his deep capacity for friendship. He was a friend to everybody - a kind loving husband and father, and no mother-in-law ever had a kinder, more thoughtful son. Almost his last words were words of affection for his wife and three small grandchildren. On July 6, 1882, he was united in marriage to Katherine Burress, the daughter of J. M. and Mallie Burress. To this union were born three children, Dr. Harvey Monroe Wall, Windsor; Maggie Lee Wall, who died in infancy, and Virgil Dillon Wall, St. Louis. In addition to these he leaves one brother, Eugene E. Wall, Windsor, and three sisters; Mrs. Kate Carmichael, Holden, Mo.; Mrs. Sallie Keen, Pueblo, Colo.; and Mrs. Bess Rex, Drexel, Mo. Also the following nieces and nephews; Charles S., Julius F., Jr. Logan D. and John W. Wall, Mrs. Helen W. Pigg and Mrs. Anna Elizabeth Broadhurst. As a mark of the love and esteem in which Mr. Wall was held it was the most largely attended funeral ever held in Windsor, and the floral offerings were many and beautiful. In addition to people residing in the country being in attendance there were many here from surrounding towns and other states. Funeral services were held at the family home on North Main street Sunday afternoon and interment was made in Laurel Oak cemetery.

WALL, Mary Lucille ROSS
1907-1982
Wall Cemetery, Jefferson Twp, Johnson Co, MO
Clinton MO - Lucille Ross Wall of Blairstown died Tuesday, July 20, 1982 at St. Luke's Hospital in Kansas City, Mo. She was born August 7, 1907 on a farm near Petersburg in Henry County, Mo., the daughter of James and Nora Hampton Ross. She graduated from Norris High School in 1925 and attended college in Warrensburg, Mo. Most of her life was spent in Henry County, where she taught at Camp Branch and Victor schools. In 1936 she became postmaster at Blairstown, Mo. On February 23, 1950 she married John R. Wall of Blairstown. From this time on she worked by his side in Wall's General Merchandise Store in Blairstown. Mrs. Wall was a member of the Presbyterian Church in Blairstown. Surviving are her husband, John, of the home; six nieces, Virginia Brazie of Green Valley, Ariz., Imogene Spencer of Atlanta, Ga., Marjorie (Kinky) Marksberry of Blairstown, Sandra Gray of Clinton; four nephews, John R. Giltner of Olathe, Ks., Johnny Jim and Shane Engel of Blairstown and Brett Gray of Clinton. Funeral services were held Thursday, July 22 at the Ward Funeral Home in Chilhowee, Mo. Burial was in the Wall Cemetery near Blairstown, Mo.

WALL, Matilda Canzanda HUNT
1846-1935
Wall Cemetery, Denton, Rose Hill Twp, Johnson Co, MO
Mrs. Adrian M. Wall Dead - The soul of "Aunt Can" Wall, Johnson County Pioneer whose home was north of Blairstown, entered eternity Sunday night after Mrs. Wall was ill several weeks. February 8, Mrs. Wall passed her 89th milestone, but the celebration in honor of the event was quiet for she was ill and unable to participate in any merrymaking. Matilda C. Hunt, daughter of John B. and Nancy L. Hunt, was born in Johnson County, February 8, 1846. During the Civil War the family fled from their home in Cass County when everything was taken from them and Johnson County became their home. She was married To Adrian M. Wall, December 20, 1864. Their married life was spent on the farm north of Blairstown. Mrs. Wall was a true pioneer, raising her family in the midst of privations and hardships common to pioneer life, but meeting each duty bravely and looking always to the future of her children. Her tales of pioneering were told to her children, then passed on to her grandchildren and other descendants, just as she gave them hardiness of body and moral stamina. She was fun-loving and happy, always ready to lend her assistance in any trouble and ever cheerful and contented. Until her last illness, she was active and busied her fingers with handwork - sewing, crocheting, and knitting. She was a member of the Blairstown Presbyterian church and took an active part in the church work. Her loved, ones mourn her passing, but realize that in their loss she is now happy in her reunion with her loved ones and the meeting of her Savior. Her husband preceded her in death in 1902, and three children are also dead. The seven living ones are John R., Oliver W., Robert A. Wall and Mrs. Maude J. Atkins of Blairstown; Addison M. Wall, north of Blairstown, and Rufus and Ben Wall at home. There are also 13 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandson. Funeral services were held at the Presbyterian church in Blairstown Tuesday afternoon. Burial was in the Wall family cemetery north of Blairstown.

WALL, Maude Ellen
1919-1980
Wall Cemetery, Denton, Rose Hill Twp, Johnson Co, MO
Maude Ellen Wall, 61, of Blairstown, passed away Monday morning, December 8, 1980, at the Golden Valley Memorial Hospital in Clinton. She was born March 7, 1919 near Blairstown, the daughter of Addison Marcellus and Maude Pearl Harrison Wall. Maude Ellen spent her entire life at Blairstown where she was a member of the First Presbyterian Church. After the death of her mother in 1971, she moved into Blairstown to live with her brother, Homer and his family. Maude Ellen is survived by three brothers, Homer H. and Edgar Bill, both of Blairstown; and Walter A. of Columbia; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Wednesday, December 10, at the Ward Funeral Home in Chilhowee. Burial was December 10 in the Wall Cemetery near Blairstown.

WALL, Robert Adrian
1879-1954
Wall Cemetery, Denton, Rose Hill Twp, Johnson Co, MO
Clinton Eye 1954 - Robert Wall Dies In Clinton Hospital - Funeral services for Robert Adrian Wall, retired stockman and farmer of Blairstown, were held Wednesday at the Blairstown Presbyterian Church. Mr. Wall suffered a heart attack Monday while he was buying horses near Urich. He died in the Clinton General Hospital. Burial was in the Wall family cemetery near Blairstown. Mr. Wall who had been in ill health for about 4 years was 75 years of age at the time of his death. He had lived in and around Blairstown all of his life. Son of Matilda Hunt and Adrian Wall, he was born Jan. 18, 1879, in Johnson County. He had been married 53 years to the former Lida Davis. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Lida Davis Wall of the home, a daughter, Mrs. Lillian Giltner of St. Joseph, a son, John Wall of Blairstown, a grandson, John Robert Giltner, a sister Mrs. Maude J. Atkins of Blairstown and a brother, Rufus Wall of Deepwater.

WALL, Roberta Ellen KNOLES
1923-2004
Calvary Cemetery, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Feb 11 2004 - Roberta Ellen (Knoles) Wall, born November 24, 1923, died Saturday, February 7, 2004. Funeral services will be noon, Friday, February 13. Interment will be at Calvary Cemetery, Kansas City. She was retired from the Government Employees Hospital Association after a long career in the insurance industry. She avidly supported MADD and the Order of the Moose. She is preceded in death by her brother, Gene Knoles. She is survived by her brother, Wilbur Knoles, Raytown, and her daughter, Elisabeth Wall-Smith, St. Louis.

WALL, Sarah Frances PIGG
1841-1927
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Sarah F. Pigg was born near Winchester, Kentucky, September 10, 1841. Coming with her parents to Missouri in 1843, when she was only 18 months old. They journeyed by water to Boonville, Missouri, thence on horse back 75 miles to Calhoun, Missouri. Here she grew to womanhood, and on July 29, 1860, was married to W. W. Wall. To this union twelve children were born, of whom ten are living, one dying in infancy, and Mrs. Flora Renfro, of Sedro Woolley, Washington, died January 5 1925. Those living: Orville Wall, Mrs. Nellie Furleigh, Ina Wall of Washington, Mrs. Pearl Hutchins, Mrs. Kate Levensworth of Seattle, Washington; Ethan Wall, Libby Montana; D. M. Wall and Elmer Wall, of Kansas City, Missouri; Mrs. Mabe King, of Leeton, Missouri; and Mrs. Edith Simpson; of Calhoun, Missouri. The spirit of mother left its earthly body to dwell with Jesus Monday at 11 o'clock, p.m., March 21 1927, at the age of 85 years, 5 months and 21 days. She has gone where there is no pain or suffering, but perfect rest. Funeral services were held Thursday at Tacoma, Washington. Cremation was her last request. Father preceded her to the better world ten years ago. She joined the M. E. Church South of Calhoun, Missouri, in 1905, remaining a member of this church until the time of her death.

WALL, Virginia M. McINTIRE BRAZIE
1917-2000
Carpenter Cemetery, Chilhowee, Johnson Co, MO
Clinton Daily Democrat, Apr 19 2000 - Virginia M. Wall, 82, Blairstown, died Monday, April 17, 2000, at Golden Valley Hospital. She was born July 29, 1917, in Blairstown, daughter of Seldon D. and Hazel E. Ross McIntire. She married John R. Wall at Las Vegas, Nevada in 1985. She lived in Kansas City most of her life, spending the last 18 years at Blairstown. She was a member of the Blairstown Presbyterian Church and worked in the accounting department of the United States Corps of Engineers for 25 years. She was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters, Imogene Spencer and Marjorie Marksberry, and one niece, Sharon Compton. Survivors include her husband; one niece, Sandra Engel, Clinton; one nephew, John Giltner and wife, Peggy, Olathe, Kansas; three great-nephews, Johnny Jim Engel and wife, Lorri, Blairstown, Robert Shane Engel, Springfield, and Brett Gray and wife, Tina, Clinton; one great-niece, Shanda Gray, state of Ohio; one great-great-nephew, John Kyle Engel, Blairstown. Memorial graveside services were held Friday, April 21, at Carpenter Cemetery.

WALL, William G.
1827-1894
Death of W. G. Wall - W. G. Wall, one of our first settlers and a California pioneer died on Friday last at about 1 o'clock of enlargement of the liver. The funeral occurred the following day at 2:30 p. m. from the family residence. The deceased was 67 years, 2 months, and 8 days of age at the time of his death. Mr. Wall came to California in '49 returned to Missouri the following year and again came to the coast in '52. He spent 15 years in Colorado and came to California once more nearly eleven years ago. Mr. Wall settled in South Riverside with the first settlers and made a comfortable home here. About 27 years ago (we have not the exact date) Mr. Wall returned to Missouri and was married in Calhoun, Henry County to Sarah E. Herndon, who survives him. He leaves one son by a previous marriage, Rob't J. Wall. The issue of his second union is Chas. C. Wall, Mrs. Wm. Riddell and Frank Stewart Wall, a minor, all residents of South Riverside. The funeral was largely attended, the family having a large circle of acquaintances. Rev. J. S. Jewell preached the funeral sermon. The afflicted family has the general sympathy of the entire community. (Note: From the obituary it is ascertained that William and Sarah left Henry Co. about 1868 and moved to Colorado, possibly Denver according to the 1880 census. After 15 years in Colorado, they moved to Corona, Riverside Co. and arrived in 1883. It should also be noted that this was William G. Wall's second marriage in Henry Co., MO. He first married Karen Happuck Sallee on 19 Aug 1858 and she died 14 Feb 1865.)

WALLACE, Carl Burnis
1913-1994
Englewood Cemetery (W), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Carl B. Wallace was born April 9, 1913, in Clinton, the son of Thomas R. and Lillie (Pilcher) Wallace. He died Monday, March 7, 1994, at his farm near Clinton at the ago of 80. He was the youngest of nine children. He lived most of his life in the Clinton area. He was married To Frances Bradley and to this union a son, Charles, was born. Frances remains in Springfield. He later married the former Vera McGuire. They were married for 34 years. She preceded him him death in 1989. He was a locomotive engineer for 39 years, working for the Frisco Railroad. He retired in 1974. He was a member of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers. He was a member of the bible Baptist Church of Clinton and a member of Ducks Unlimited. Through the years, he remained a loving father. He was married to Dorothy Peterschmidt and most recently they made their home on Third Street in Clinton. From 1962 until now, he kept his farm near Clinton that he loved so well. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy, of the home; one son, Charles Wallace, Springfield; Charles' mother, Frances Bradley Wallace; a daughter-in-law Analee Lockridge, Leeton; one stepson Jerry Hiburn of the state of California; two stepdaughters, Sandra Fox, Salina, Kansas, and Donna Wolfe, Clinton; 15 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, four brothers, four sisters, one stepson Jack Lockridge, and his second wife Vera. Funeral services were Thursday, March 10, at the Consalus Chapel in Clinton. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery.

WALLACE, Herschel L.
1916-2001
Clinton Daily Democrat, Oct 16 2001 - Herschel L. Wallace, East Lansing, Michigan, was born November 7, 1916, in Clinton and died October 9, 2001, at the age of 84. He retired as Registrar of the University of Michigan-Dearborn in 1979. Previously he taught instrumental music and served as a guidance counselor in the public schools in Ann arbor, Dearborn and St. Joseph, Michigan, and Bowling Green. An accomplished professional musician, he played clarinet and saxophone for over 60 years in musical ensembles in Missouri and Michigan. He is survived by his wife, Marjorie; two sons, Roger and wife Linda of Okemos, Michigan, and Alan and wife Leah of Knoxville, Tennessee; two grandchildren, Scott Wallace and wife Jennifer and Michael Wallace; two brothers, Howard and Wayne Wallace of Clinton; one sister, Waneta Smith, Clinton. A memorial service was held Sunday, October 14, at the Gorsline-Runciman Co. East Chapel.

WALLACE, Jean SWIGERT
1932-2011
Laurel Oak Cemetery (W), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Jean Wallace, of Mt. Vernon, Missouri, formerly of Windsor, Mo., died Tuesday, November 22, 2011, at the Mt. Vernon Place Care Center, Mt. Vernon, Mo. She was born May 7, 1932, in Leeton, Mo., the daughter of Willis Allyn Swigert and Mary Eliza (McIntire) Swigert. On June 1, 1951, near Leeton, Mo., she married William R. “Bill” Wallace, who preceded her in death on April 13, 2011. Jean graduated from Leeton High School. She was secretary for the Windsor Elementary School for many years. She then was the owner/operator of the Windsor Restaurant in Windsor for several years and also worked, along with her husband, at Wallace Realty, in Windsor. Jean was the City Clerk, for the City of Windsor, for 12 years before her retirement. She was a member of the United Methodist Church, Windsor; and Chapter BA, P.E.O., Windsor. Survivors include 2 sons, William Kurt Wallace and his wife Charlotte, Columbia, Mo.; Craig Michael Wallace and his wife Tammy, Stotts City, Mo.; 4 grandchildren, Zachary William Wallace; Andrew William Wallace; Paige Ann Wallace and Samuel James Wallace; a brother, Jack Swigert and his wife Thelma, Windsor, Mo.; a sister, Ruth Lee Smith, Warrensburg, Mo.; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be Friday, November 25, 2011, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor, Mo. Burial will be in the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

WALLACE, Jim D.
1934-1991
Englewood Cemetery (W), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Funeral services for Jim Wallace of Belton, who died Saturday, November 30, 1991, will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, December 4, at the Open Door Bible Church in Belton. Graveside services will be held that afternoon at 2 p.m., Dec. 4, at Englewood Cemetery in Clinton. Mr. Wallace was the husband of Michael Carberry Wallace. The Carberry family formerly lived in Clinton.

WALLACE, Leon Wesley
1930-2003
Fasken Cemetery, Carthage, Jasper Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Oct 9 2003 - Leon Wesley Wallace, 72, Carthage, died Wednesday, October 8, 2003, at McCune Brooks Hospital, Carthage. He was born December 1, 1930, in Spring City, the son of Loren and Loraine (Denny) Wallace. He lived his entire life in Jasper County. He was with the Jasper County Sheriff Department from 1957-1972. He was the Jasper County Juvenile Officer from 1972 until retiring in 2000. He was a member of Fairview Christian Church, Carthage, the Carthage Masonic Lodge and the Joplin Scottish Rites. He served in the Navy during the Korean War. He married Pat Emmert December 1, 1957, in Joplin. She survives of the home. He is also survived by three sons, Daniel Wallace and wife, Lisa, Clinton, David Wallace and Darren Wallace, both of Carthage; one daughter, Sarah Calvin, Mt. Vernon; one brother, Lesley Wallace, Miami, Oklahoma; two sisters, Treva Harris, Jerico Springs, and Loretta Vantrease, LaRussell; four grandchildren, one of which is Whitney Wallace of Clinton. Funeral services will be Saturday, October 11, at Fairview Christian Church, Carthage. Cremation. Burial will be in Fasken Cemetery, southeast of Jasper.

WALLACE, Nellie
abt 1877-1897
Fields Creek Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
The Clinton Eye, Clinton MO, Saturday, Jul 17 1897 - Miss Nellie Wallace, aged 20, died at the home of her mother, Mrs. Ellen Wallace, on East Eighth Street, Wednesday, July 14, 1897, after an illness with brain fever of less than two weeks. She was a member of the M. E. church, Christian Endeavor and Epworth League. Burial in Fields Creek.

WALLACE, Pat
d: 1892
Maplewood & Brownington Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
The Clinton Eye, Clinton MO, Saturday, Aug 13 1892 - From D. C. Blanchard, merchant at Brownington, we learn that on Sunday morning Pat Wallace, a brick yard hand, fell from a hotel window about midnight and died shortly afterwards. His remains were buried in the Brownington cemetery.

WALLACE, Patricia Marie EMMERT
1937-2005
Fasken Cemetery, Carthage, Jasper Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Oct 24 2005 - Patricia Marie Wallace, 68, Carthage, died Friday, October 21, 2005, at Freeman West Hospital, Joplin. She was born May 2, 1937, in Jasper County, the daughter of Leo Joseph Emmert and Ellen Gretchen (Lloyd) Emmert. She lived in the Carthage and surrounding area all her life. She was a housewife and worked for Consumers in Carthage for 25 years. She was presently employed at Precious Moments as a tour guide. She was a member of Fairview Christian Church, Carthage, Fairview Quilting Ladies and Consumer Girls. She was a former member of the Extension Club and a former 4-H leader. She married Leon Wallace December 1, 1957, in Joplin, and he died October 8, 2003. She was also preceded in death by her father and sister, Pam Bruffett. She is survived by three sons and their wives, Daniel and Lisa Wallace, Clinton, David and Polly Wallace, Carthage, and Darren and Pamela Wallace, Carthage; one daughter and her husband Sarah and Kenlee Calvin, Golden City; her mother Ellen Emmert, Webb City, Terry and Ada Emmert, Riverton, Kansas, Matt and Janet Emmert, Joplin; five grandchildren, Whitney Wallace, Grace Wallace, Ollie Wallace, Carrie Wallace and William Wallace. The body was cremated and graveside services were held Monday, October 24, at Fasken Cemetery, east of Carthage.

WALLACE, Vera Lea McGUIRE
1913-1989
Englewood Cemetery (W), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Dec 27 1989 - Mrs. Vera Lea Wallace, 76, route two, Clinton, died Tuesday, December 26, at Golden Valley Hospital. She is survived by her husband Carl of the home; two sons Jack L. Lockridge of Leeton and Charles Wallace of Springfield; three sisters, Vonna Campbell of Lee's Summit, Velma F. Earl of Kansas City and Naomi Whipple of Villisca, Iowa; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be Friday at Consalus chapel, with burial in Englewood.

WALLACE, Wilbert Lee "Mike"
1932-2006
Laurel Oak Cemetery (W), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Wilbert "Mike" Wallace, 74, of Calhoun, Missouri, died Monday, May 15, 2006, at the Golden Valley Memorial Hospital, Clinton, Missouri. Mr. Wallace was born March 13, 1932, in Windsor, Mo., the son of James Roscoe Wallace and Thelma Gladys Hinton Wallace. Mike was a diesel mechanic, working at several Kansas City area mechanic shops, for over 30 years. He enjoyed his two dogs, Roscoe and Hantz and his cat, Mentley. Mike also loved to fish. Survivors include 2 sons, Terry Wallace, Holden, Mo., and Kenny Wallace, Kingsville, Mo.; 3 daughters Thelma Harmon and her husband Mel, Belton, Mo., Michelle Thetford, Gardner, Kansas, and Debbie Vaughan and her husband Shawn, GrainValley, Mo.; 12 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; and 2 sisters, Vera Thetford and Barbara Wallace both of Lenexa, Kansas. He was preceded in death by his parents, Roscoe and Thelma Wallace, 2 brothers, Kenneth Wallace and James Wallace, and a son, Jerry Wallace. Graveside committal services will be Saturday, May 20, at the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

WALLACE, William R. "Bill"
1931-2011
Laurel Oak Cemetery (W), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
William R. "Bill" Wallace, 79, of Mt. Vernon, Missouri, formerly of Windsor, Mo., died early Wednesday morning, April 13, 2011, at St. John's Hospital, Springfield, Mo. He was born June 20, 1931, near Leeton, Mo., the son of John Chesley Wallace and Ethel Mae (Boling) Wallace. On June 1, 1951, near Leeton, he married Frances Jean Swigert, who survives of the Mt. Vernon Place Care Center, Mt. Vernon, Mo. Mr. Wallace graduated from Leeton High School in 1949 and then attended Central Missouri State University, now UCM, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Physical Education and Industrial Arts. He taught Industrial Arts and P.E. at Windsor High School and coached basketball and football for over 10 years. After his teaching and coaching career ended, Bill began farming. He was a realtor for over 20 years, worked as a contractor, and built homes in the Windsor area. Bill also served as a vice-president of the former Citizens Bank of Windsor, for several years. He was a member of the United States Air Force from 1951 to 1955, serving in Germany where he was a member of the Air Force traveling basketball team. He enjoyed playing baseball, basketball and golf. He was an Eagle Scout and later volunteered as a Scout Master, in Windsor, for a number of years. Bill was a former member of the Windsor Jaycees, the Windsor Lion's Club, and was currently a member of the Windsor United Methodist Church, Windsor. In addition to his wife, Jean, he is survived by 2 sons, William Kurt Wallace and his wife Charlotte, Columbia, Mo.; Craig Michael Wallace and his wife Tammy, Stotts City, Mo.; 4 grandchildren, Zachary William Wallace; Andrew William Wallace; Paige Ann Wallace and Samuel James Wallace; 2 sisters, Sylvia Darlene (Wallace) Adams and her husband Norman R., St. Augustine, Florida; Joyce Kathlene (Wallace) Culwell and her husband Gene A., Denver, Colorado; a brother-in-law, Jack Swigert and his wife Thelma, Windsor, Mo.; a sister-in-law Ruth (Swigert) Smith, Warrensburg, Mo. and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be Saturday, April 16, 2011, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial will be in the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

WALLER, Alvin T. "Al"
1923-2006
Englewood Cemetery (W), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jun 12 2006 - Alvin T. "Al" Waller, 83, Overland Park, Kansas, died Thursday, June 8, 2006, at his home. Funeral services were Monday, June 12, at D.W. Newcomer's Sons Overland Park Chapel, with graveside services at Englewood Cemetery, Clinton. He was born January 2, 1923, to George and Bertha Waller in Lincoln, Arkansas. He married Elerta Gfeller January 20, 1943. He served in the infantry in World War II in Italy. After the war he returned to Kansas City area as a carpenter and builder for about 40 years. He was a lifetime member of Carpenters Local 61 Union. He was a member of Bethany Lutheran Church. He was preceded in death by a baby daughter Berta Lee; his parents George and Bertha Waller; sisters, Lola Louvier, Marilla Cumby, Viola Brandenburg, Georgia Thompson and Gladys Bushaw. He is survived by his wife Elberta Waller of the home; a son and his wife Dale and donna Waller, Overland Park, Kansas; a brother Kenneth Waller, Stilwell, Kansas; four sisters, Anna Kleinpeter, Groves, Texas, Pauline Reed, Lincoln, Arkansas, Marie Jones, Parma, Michigan, Treasel Lee Ward-Speck, Darien Center, New York; two grandchildren, Tonia Atchison, Olathe, Kansas, and Scott Waller, Lenexa, Kansas, and four great-grandchildren, Kaili and Zachary Atchison and Carysa and Austin Waller.

WALLIS, J. R. Dr.
1860-1930
Dr. J. R. Wallis Died - At the hospital in Washington, Mo. Wednesday night, January 29, at 11 o'clock, where he had been several months. He was taken very ill last March and went at once to a hospital in Springfield. He returned home a short while, then was taken to the best specialists in St. Louis, where he remained in the hospital two months. The men of science pronounced his case beyond human aid and that he would just have to wait for the end. He was then taken to a hospital at Washington, Mo., where he could be near relatives. His daughter, Mrs. Jas. A. Parks had been with him a great deal, spending all of November there, and had been there since January first. Dr. Wallace was born at Marshfield, Mo., Jan. 18, 1860, having just passed his 70th birthday. His father was a physician, also many other members of the family. After he received his preparatory education in Marshfield, he went to Washington University in St. Louis, where he received the degree of Doctor of Medicine. He then entered Bellvue Hospital Medical College in New York, where he received another degree. All through his life, he kept up with the latest discoveries of his profession and later did graduate work in the St. Louis Graduate School of Medicine also the Polyclinic Medical School of New York City. He was a member of the County, State and American Medical Societies. He started practice at Marshall, then moved to LaDue, where he stayed a short while then moved to Montrose, in 1892, where he built a large practice, and lived until 1905 then he moved to Clinton and this was his home until his fatal illness. He was one of the outstanding physicians and surgeons of Missouri, taking cheer and skill to the sick and suffering. No matter how morose or ill the patient, and how busy Dr. Wallis he took time to tell bits of cheerful news, while with his hands and medicine he relieved pain. All of his patients loved him. He gave himself unstintingly to the suffering world, many times without remuneration, as no one gives as much as does a good doctor. His practice extended all over Henry County which learned of his illness and death with great sorrow. He was married at Washington, Mo. May 2, 1880 to Miss Fannie Ming. She died at Montrose in 1904. One daughter, Elizabeth, blessed this union. She is now Mrs. Jas. A. Parks, of Clinton. He also leaves one grand daughter, Frances Parks, who was a favorite of her grandfather. Dr. Wallis is survived by three sisters - Mrs. Wm. McMahon and Mrs. H. Fyan, Marshfield, Mo.; Mrs. Emma Ming, Atlanta, Ga. Deceased was a member of the M. E. Church, South, the elks Lodge and the Democratic party. The funeral services were held at Marshfield, Mo., Saturday.

WALLS, Martha M.
d: 1848
Saturday Morning Visitor, Warsaw, Benton Co, MO, Dec 9 1848 - Died in this city on Saturday evening last, after a lingering illness, Mrs. Martha M., aged -- years, consort of Mr. Charles E. Walls. The deceased has been a resident of this place six or seven years, and by the urbanity and amiability of her deportment, had made for herself many warm and ardent friends. She has been cut off in the prime of life, leaving an affectionate husband and two small children, together with numerous friends to mourn her early departure. In her death, the M. E. Church, of which she was long a worthy and acceptble member, has lost one of its most zealous advocates. She died in peace in full hope of a blissful immortality. "Be ye also ready," is the injunction of the Scriptures, "for in such an hour as ye think not, the Son of Man cometh."

WALLY, Joseph
1826-1926
Montrose Cemetery, Montrose, Deepwater Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Joseph Wally Died April 10, 1926 - Joseph Wally was born August 28th, 1826, in the village of Fideris, Canton Graubuden, Switzerland. In 1869, with his family of six, he bid adieu to his native country, and started on his journey toward the setting sun. Crossing the Atlantic he set his foot on the shores of America, then called the new world. Stopping for a brief time in Detroit, Mich., and again in Highland, Ill, he came to Henry county, Mo., in 1871, where he acquired a piece of raw land in the then thinly settled community of pioneers near Cooper creek, just south of where the town of Deepwater in later years was built. The purchase price was $7.50 per acre, which was sold to him on time with his face as the only security. Taking possession practically penniless and in the depth of winter, he proceeded to improve and establish his homestead. After many hardships and deprivations incident to sickness and various reverses, he sold his interest in his farm project and moved to Montrose, Mo., where he found employment as a section hand on the M.K.&T. railway at $1.10 per day, which in comparison to his foregoing experiences, seemed to him an era of prosperity. After the death of his wife who preceded him 24 years, he lived with his son, Andrew Wally, until his Savior called him to his eternal home. His last days of suffering were intense and when he felt his end approaching, he called the family to his bedside, thanked, blessed and bade them farewell, reaffirming his testimony that he committed the keeping of his soul to his Savior, and now longed for his suffering body to be at rest, pressing his hand to his breast, moaned: "My poor heart, why not give up this struggle?" Soon after he apparently fell, into what seemed to be a quiet, reposing sleep. After a few minutes absence of the attendants, they found him just as they left him, with everything neatly arranged, his eyes closed in peaceful slumber, but his spirit absent from the body and present with the Lord. He leaves two children living, a son, A. Wally, and a daughter, Mrs. Mary Kleppinger of Rockville, Mo. Two daughters, Margaret Niggly and Eva Herman, preceded him in death. Besides these he leaves a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Five generations, also one brother, still living in Switzerland, as living memorials to the departed. He professed faith in Christ many years ago, and his life consistent thereto bore testimony in his character and dealing with and among men won him many true friends, and if at this moment, he could speak to this audience, no doubt he would emphasize and advise to prepare to meet their God, and point them to Jesus, who died that we might live. Services were held at the home. Interment in Montrose cemetery, April 12, 1926.

WALRATH, Dillon Lane
abt 1995-1995
Tebo Church Cemetery, Leesville Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Dillon Lane Walrath, infant son of Edwin and Sara Walrath, Clinton, died Tuesday, January 17, 1995, at Golden Valley Memorial Hospital. Graveside services will be Thursday, January 19, at the Tebo Cemetery in eastern Henry County. He is survived by his parents, Edwin and Sara Walrath, paternal grandparents, Gilbert and Donna Walrath, all of Clinton; maternal grandparents Jerry Pettus of Blue Springs, and Sue Mangum, Clinton; paternal great-grandmother Ruby Cochran, maternal great-grandparents, Carl and Peggy Collins, all of Clinton; maternal great-grandmother Ruth Thornton, Springfield; maternal great-grandmothers, Bertha Foster and Tillie Cordell, both of Clinton.

WALRATH, Edwin Dean
1970-2007
Tebo Church Cemetery, Leesville Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jun 4 2007 - Edwin Dean Walrath, 36, Clinton, died May 3, 2007. He was born September 20, 1970, in Clinton to Gilbert and Donna Cochran Walrath. Ed was a 1988 graduate of Clinton High School. He assisted his mother with her restaurant, Donna's Drive Inn, for the past 20 years. He was a member of Tebo Baptist Church. Ed was a loving and devoted father to his daughter Tristan. Survivors include his parents, Gilbert and Donna Walrath; a brother Doug Walrath, and wife Ranae; a half-brother Dennis Walrath and wife Loree, all of Clinton; two half-sisters, Darlene Kelly, Windsor, and Debbie O'Dell and husband Benny, Lincoln; nine nieces and nephews, Megan and Adam Walrath, Kristen, Haylee and Destry Waltrath, Hannah Rogers, Katie Kelly, Crystal Streett and Olivia Heather Taylor. Ed was preceded in death by an infant son Dillon Lane Walrath. Funeral services were held May 5 at Vansant-Mills Chapel, Clinton. Burial was in Tebo Cemetery.

WALRATH, Horace Gilbert
1940-2010
Tebo Church Cemetery, Leesville Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Nov 24 2010 - Horace Gilbert Walrath was born July 27, 1940, in Kansas City, the son of Nicklas Edward and Elizabeth Faye (Turner) Walrath. He died at Golden Valley Memorial Hospital, Clinton, on October 22, 2010, at the age of 70 years. Gilbert was married to Donna (Cochran) Walrath. He was a welder and worked for Hilty's before retiring. He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Ed; two brothers and one grandson, Dillon Walrath. Gilbert is survived by his wife Donna of the home; two sons, Dennis and wife Loree, and Doug and wife Renea, all of Clinton; two daughters, Debbie Osburn and husband Benny, Cole Camp, and Darlene Kelly of Green Ridge; one sister, Delores Walrath of Carthage, as well as 10 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and one on the way. Funeral services were held Monday, October 25. Interment was in Tebo Cemetery, Leesville.

WALRATH, Nicholas Joel
1938-2009
Englewood Cemetery (W), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jun 29 2009 - Nicholas Joel Walrath, son of Nicholas Edward and Elizabeth (Turner) Walrath, was born July 14, 1938, in Kansas City. He died at the Warsaw Heathcare and Rehabilitation, Warsaw, on Thursday, May 28, 2009, at age 70 years. Nicholas was a security guard for American Inn Hotel in Kansas City before retiring and moving to Warsaw. Nicholas was preceded in death by his parents, Nicholas and Elizabeth Walrath, and one brother, Richard Walrath. He is survived by his son Nicholas; daughter Lisa; brother Gilbert Walrath and wife Donna, Clinton; sister Delores Walrath, Carthage, and aunt, Jo Davis of Oklahoma; special friends, Bill and Debbie Vaughn of Warsaw, as well as other relatives and friends. Graveside service was held at Englewood Cemetery on Monday, June 1. Inurnment was in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

WALSETH, Jennifer Bradley "Ginger" GUNTER
1960-2004
Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, Sumter Co, FL
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Oct 5 2004 - Ginger Walseth, 43, lost her long battle with Scleroderma July 30, 2004, at the home of her parents, JR and Ronda Gunter, Tampa, Florida. She was born September 22, 1960 in Clinton. She graduated from North Kansas City High School and attended the University of Mississippi. She was in the Navy for six years, serving as a dietitian and chef. while stationed in Hawaii, she met and married Patrick Walseth, who preceded her in death. Ginger touched the hearts of all who knew her. She was a loving, friendly, thoughtful person who never met a stranger. She had a captivating smile that drew you to her like a magnet. In fact, that was her key signature. One never received cards of letters from her that didn't have a smiley face next to her name. It was Ginger's way of saying, "Keep a smile on your face." Ginger was strong-willed and very determined. She was a fighter. When diagnosed with Scleroderma, she fought the battle with everything she had, but instead of giving into self-pity, she pursued a difference course and continued to focus on others. Ginger started a Scleroderma Support Group and spoke to the group once a month until her health would no longer allow her to do so. She was a great inspiration to them, but her gifts of love and compassion did not stop there. Her courage and willingness to try experimental treatments had allowed research to make advancements that will benefit others in the future. Her grandparents, the late George and Mildred Bradley and Ray and Gladys Gunter, all of Clinton, preceded her in death. Survivors are her loving parents, Ronda and JR Gunter, Tampa, Florida; dear sisters and brothers-in-law, Jodi and Paul Hayes, Lincoln, Nebraska, Jamie and Clay Boulware, Wesley Chapel, Florida; nephews and nieces Paul Ryan, Britt and Katie, Dustin and Mary Elizabeth Hayes, all of Lincoln, Nebraska, Chad and Reece Boulware, Wesley Chapel, Florida; great-nephew Gryphon Bain Hayes, Kansas City; aunts and uncles, Mr. and Mrs. Bill cook, Wichita, Kansas, Mr. and Mrs. Monroe Gunter, Clinton; special friends, Shirley and Doug Ratcliff, Liberty, Greg Ratcliff, Kearney, New Jersey, and Jerry and Joanne Wiley, Clinton. Services were held August 3 at Prevatt Funeral Home, Temple Terrace, Florida, and military service was August 5 with inurnment at the National Military Cemetery, Bushnell, Florida.

WALSH, John Anthony
1845-1926
Mullin Cemetery, White Oak Twp, Henry Co, MO
Urich Herald, Urich MO, Jul 29 1926 - John A. Walsh was born in Cooper County, Missouri, December 17, 1845 and departed this life July 21, 1926 at the Poague farm, south of Clinton, age 80 years, 7 months and 4 days. He moved with his parents to a farm near Lucas in 1860 and spent his life there except the past six years. In the spring of 1871 he was married to Mary Ann Brown. Three children were born to them, all surviving. They are Mrs. Lucy McCormick, Eldorado, Missouri; Mrs. Leona Doll, Urich, Missouri; and Anthony Walsh, Spokane, Washington. His wife preceded him in death, departing in 1881. He professed faith in Christ and united with the Methodist Church at Lucas. Besides the children named he leaves two brothers, William Walsh of Urich and Columbus Walsh of Kansas City, Missouri and other relatives and friends to mourn his departure. Funeral services were held at Lucas, July 22, and the body was laid to rest in the Mullin Cemetery.

WALSTEN, Iris Virginia LIBBY
1919-2007
Englewood Cemetery (W), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 19 2007 - Iris Virginia Walsten was born September 13, 1919, on the family homestead near Little River, Kansas, daughter of Rachel and Walter Libby. She died January 6, 2007, at Golden Valley Hospital. Virginia graduated from high school at Little River in 1938. She then attended college at McPherson College and Kansas State College receiving a Life Teachers Certificate. Virginia started teaching in a one-room country school near Little River and taught there three years. She then moved to Chase, Kansas, to teach. In 1944, she married Lt. Carl Walsten at Hutchinson, Kansas, and moved to Gulfport, Mississippi, where Carl was stationed. Later they moved back to Hutchinson and on to Manhattan, Kansas in 1958 where Carl worked on a Corps of Engineers Project. Carl died September 19, 1986. Virginia continued to live in Clinton and was an active member of the community. Carl and Virginia both belonged to the First Presbyterian Church and held several offices there. After her children, Jack and Anne graduated, she always enjoyed traveling to visit them and also took many trips with her daughter Anne. The highlight of traveling was returning to her mother's birthplace in Ireland and visiting with relatives. She was an avid reader and participated in several community organizations, played bridge for 40 years and volunteered at Golden Valley Hospital. Her parents, husband, two brothers, two sisters and several animal friends preceded her in death. Virginia is survived by her son Jack, Lenexa, Kansas; daughter Anne, Belmont, New Hampshire, plus nieces and nephews. Memorial donations made in her name may be made to the First Presbyterian Church, Clinton. Funeral services were held January 12, at Consalus Funeral Home. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery.

WALTER, Edith Mary
1870-1910
Englewood Cemetery (W), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Jan 1910 - Died at her home at the corner of Lincoln and Third, January 11, of lung trouble, Mrs. F. M. Walter, seriously ill many times in her life. Brought to America by her parents from Cockermouth, Cumberland, England, where she was born September 12, 1870. Her husband is manager of the White Swan Mills.

WALTER, Robert "Bob"
1923-2005
Englewood Cemetery (W), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, May 12 2005 - Robert "Bob" Walter, 82, Windsor, died Monday morning, May 9, 2005, at his home in Windsor. He was born March 12, 1923, in Strafford, Kansas, the son of William Joseph Walter and Genora (Dunn) Walter. On April 27, 1948 in Clinton, he married Kathryn Lucille Walden, who survives of the home. Mr. Walter was a postman for the United States Postal Service in Kansas City for over 25 years, carrying mostly in the Westport District. He served in the United States Army during World War II and was a member of the Postal Union of Kansas City and had served on the Farrington Park Board, Windsor. He was a member of the Englewood Assembly of God Church, Independence, and had attended the Pebble Creek Assembly of God Church, Kansas city, and most recently the Assembly of God Church in Windsor. In addition to his wife, Bob is survived by three sons, Philip E. Walter, Salt Lake City, Utah, Stephen W. Walter, Colorado Springs, Colorado, and Mark D. Walter, Excelsior Springs; 10 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren,; a half-sister, Ruth Lemon, Colorado Springs, Colorado, and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a sister Marie Walker. Funeral services will be Friday, May 13, at Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial will be in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

WALTERS, Edwin Floyd
1917-1993
Englewood Cemetery (W), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Daily Democrat - Edwin Floyd Walters, son of Floyd Edwin and Lucille Willard Walters, was born April 19, 1917, in Clinton, and passed away Monday, December 27, 1993, at Westwood Home, Clinton. Eddie was a lifelong area resident and had worked for JC Penney in Clinton and Central Missouri State College in Warrensburg as a janitor until he retired in 1983. He was a member of Northeast Baptist Church, Clinton; the Sunrise Optimist Club, Clinton, where he would give each new club built an American flag; the Clinton Odd Fellow Lodge where he was a Past Nobel Grand; the American Legion and the Ernestine Schumann Heinke Chapter of Disabled American Veterans. He is survived by one aunt, Mary Groff, Omaha, Nebraska; one uncle, E. O. Willard, Clairmore, Oklahoma, and five cousins, Marilyn Larsen, Joe Harring, Kay Kenneth, Patty Blosser and Tom Willard, as well as a neighbor, Violet Jerome and her family who have watched over him for 65 years. Funeral services were held at the Vansant-Mills Chapel, Friday, December 31, 1993. Burial was in the Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

WALTERS, George Albert
1874-1960
Maplewood & Brownington Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Eye, Apr 21 1960 - Last rites for George A. Walters who died at Clinton General Hospital Apr. 12 were conducted at 2:00 p.m., Apr. 14 at the Brownington Baptist Church by the Rev. Chester Smart. Escorts for burial in the Maplewood Cemetery, Brownington, were nephews, Bill Walters, Clyde Schmidt, Donald Wirsig, Hadley Kerns, Darl Eversole, Corless Reese, with Hurst-Janssens Funeral Service in charge. George Albert Walters, son of John and Nan Rickett Walters, was born Aug. 7, 1874, in Brownington, Mo. He had been hospitalized at Clinton General Hospital five weeks previous to his death. He spent his entire life in Brownington, making his home with a brother, Sam and wife, after the death of his parents. He was a farmer during his active years and during the winter season did custom butchering. Surviving are the brother above mentioned, one sister, Mrs. Nora Boles, Seattle, Wa., several nieces and nephews. One sister and two brothers preceded him in death.

WALTERS, James Henry
1921-1994
Clinton Daily Democrat - James Henry Walters, 73, Warrensburg, formerly of Clinton, died Saturday, July 2, 1994, at his home. He was born April 23, 1921, in Pittsburg, Kansas, the son of Henry C. and Ellen (Sloan) Walters. He served as an engineer in the Merchant Marines from 1941 until 1981. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Clinton. He was the president of the Farmers Market in Clinton and a member of the Warrensburg Elks Lodge #673. He was married to Mayme Young in 1948 and she preceded him in death in December 1989. On November 22, 1993, he married Clara Matthews White and she survives at the home. He is also survived by one son, Dennis Walters of Pearland, Texas; one stepson, Dwight Sanders of Clinton; three stepdaughters, Mrs. Roger (Shari) Hayes of Raymore, Dr. Catherine White of Raymore and Mrs. Bob (Vickie) Watson of Tijeras, New Mexico; four grandchildren and seven step-grandchildren. Funeral services were Tuesday, July 5, at Sweeney Phillips & Holdren Chapel, with burial in Liberty Cemetery, north of Warrensburg.

WALTERS, James I. "Jim"
1937-2010
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
James "Jim" I. Walters, age 73, of Calhoun, went home to his heavenly father on Friday, December 17, 2010 at the Harry S. Truman VA Hospital, in Columbia, after fighting a courageous battle with cancer. Jim was born March 3, 1937 in or around the Shamrock, Mo area, the son of J. A. Walters and Gertrude (Green) Walters. He had lived in Calhoun, Mo for approximately the past 40 years, and had become a fixture in the Calhoun United Methodist Church and the community. Jim was active in the past in several community organizations, including the Calhoun Senior Citizens Housing Board, the Calhoun Cemetery Board, the Calhoun VFW, the Calhoun Volunteer Fire Department and the Calhoun Colt Show. Jim had served his country in the service of the U.S. Army, and was proud of his military service for his country. He also loved his church, the Calhoun United Methodist Church, and felt close to Pastor Margie Briggs and its members. Jim worked for the Peabody Coal Company for 19 years prior to the Tebo Mine closure. He was a also truck driver for 8 years at Howard Quarry and then Marcum Quarry, both in Sedalia, and later worked for the Windsor Special Road District until his retirement. Jim loved tinkering around with his tractors and all types of engines, enjoying the outdoors, and visiting with friends and family. Jim is survived by Verna, his wife of 29 years of the home, and a combined family of 3 sons, Jimmy Walters and his wife Tonya, Dixon, Mo.; Scottie Walters and his wife Gina, Garden City, Mo.; and Steve Siercks and his wife Beverly, Kearney, Mo.; 2 daughters, Barbara Sales, Lenexa, Kansas; and Cheryl “Katie” Brown, Clinton; 16 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren; a half-brother, Robert Davis; and a half-sister, Jeannie Arnold, Bunceton, Mo. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Vicky. Funeral services will be Thursday, December 23, 2010, at the Calhoun United Methodist Church. Burial will be in the Calhoun Cemetery, Calhoun.

WALTERS, Lola Mae SHIPLEY
1921-1991
Crescent Hill Cemetery, Adrian, Bates Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Lola Mae Walters, 69, passed away September 15, at the Table Rock Health Care Center in Kimberling City. She was born December 1, 1921, in Amarugia near Archie, the daughter of Martin H. and Eliza (Brewer) Shipley. She attended rural school at Everett and Oak Grove and high school at Drexel and Archie. She was married July 1941 to Dewaine Walters at Albuquerque, New Mexico. She was the mother of three sons, Gary, Randy and Kevin. Her parents, five brothers, two sisters and one step-grandson preceded her in death. She is survived by her husband, Dewaine of Lampe; her sons, Gary and family of Harrisonville, Randy and family of Lebanon, Kevin and family of Grandview; her brothers, Chester Shipley and wife of Drexel, Thurman Shipley and wife of Archie, Daniel Shipley and wife of Clinton; one sister, Gladys Phillips of Archie. Funeral services in the Archie United Methodist Church September 18, 1991. Burial was in the Crescent Hill Cemetery.

WALTERS, Margaret May KELLY
1895-1976
Maplewood & Brownington Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Funeral services for Margaret May Walters were held Monday, Oct. 25, 1976, at 2 p.m. at the Brownington Baptist Church. May passed away Oct. 22, 1976. Burial was in Maplewood Cemetery at Brownington. Margaret May Kelly was born May 30, 1895 at Little Rock, Arkansas and died Oct. 22 at her home in Brownington. She married Samuel Walters in 1914 and they lived in Brownington. They had three daughters: Mrs. Hadley (Nora) Kerns, Mrs. Darl (Leta) Eversole, and Mrs. Clyde (Lucille) Schmidt. Mr. Walters died in Feb. of 1964 and Mrs. Eversole died in 1963. Survivors include the two daughters and their husbands, nine grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and many friends.

WALTERS, Samuel Forrest
1891-1964
Maplewood & Brownington Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Last rites for Sam F. Walters, 72, Brownington, who died at 3:00 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 8, at Clinton General Hospital, were conducted Tuesday, Feb. 11. Interment was in Maplewood Cemetery. Samuel Forrest Walters was born Sept. 23, 1891, in Henry County, near Brownington, the youngest of six children of John and Nancy Rickett Walters. Three brothers and a sister preceded him in death. He grew to manhood in the community of his birth and on June 11, 1914, married Margaret Kelly. They settled in the Walters home where Mr. Walters spent his lifetime. Three children blessed their union, one, a daughter, Mrs. Darl (Leta) Eversole, preceded him in death on Aug. 30, 1963. Mr. Walters was a barber by trade. In early years he practiced for some time in Brownington but for more than 25 years he barbered in Deepwater with his nephew, Bill Walters. Due to declining health he was forced to give up his work last September. Mr. Walters delighted in his hobby of clocks and had more than 60 in his home. Fascinated with the work he was ever willing to assist anyone in the repair of a clock. He was a devoted husband and father and a loyal and true friend. Besides his wife he leaves two daughters, Mrs. Hadley (Nora Leona) Kerns, Kansas City, Mrs. Clyde (Maggie Lucille) Schmidt, Clinton; nine grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Nora Boles, Seattle; many other relatives and friends.

WALTERS, William
1869-1941
Maplewood & Brownington Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
Brownington MO - William Walters died March 10, 1941, at the age of 71. This pioneer resident of Brownington had had poor health for some time. February 25 he suffered a stroke and from that time had grown steadily worse. Mr. Walters attended school at Fairview and Brownington. He was a member of the Brownington Baptist Church and I.O.O.F. Lodge at Garden City. He spent most of his life in Brownington, also lived for a time in Kansas City and as a young man in Garden City. He started working in a barber shop when he was 12 years old and owned and operated his own shop in Kansas City, Deepwater and Brownington, having been engaged in the barber business for some 50 years. Mr. Walters enjoyed fishing and spent a part of each summer at his cabin at Ninnescah Park. He was married June 17, 1900 to Myrtle Michels of Brownington and to this union were born two children. Survivors are his wife and one son, Willie L. Walters, of the home; one sister, Nora Boles, of Seattle, Washington; three brothers, Sam F. Walters, Geo. Walters, Brownington, J. C. Walters, of Wichita, Kansas. Funeral services were held at the Brownington Christian Church March 10. Burial was in Maplewood Cemetery at Brownington.

WALTRIP, Juanita M. JAMES
1918-2003
Leavenworth National Cemetery, Leavenworth, Leavenworth Co, KS
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Aug 1 2003 - Juanita M. Waltrip, 84, Windsor, died Wednesday morning, July 30, 2003, at Golden Valley Hospital, Clinton. She was born December 24, 1918, in Webb City, the daughter of Edward Lewis James and Minnie Goldie (Roark) James. In August 1964 in Miami, Oklahoma, she married Samuel Rex Waltrip, who died in November 1994. She was a homemaker and also worked for the Forum Cafeteria in Kansas City for three years. Survivors include a daughter, Helen M. Phelps, Windsor; a son, Michael Wells, state of Missouri; a granddaughter, Samantha Stringfellow, Holt; a brother, Edward James, Harrisonville; a sister, Goldie Beard, Clinton, and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a son, Frederick Wells; three brothers, Luther, Carl and Don James, and three sisters, Dorothy Ross, Dovie Miller and Helen James. Graveside services will be Monday, August 4, at the Ft. Leavenworth National Cemetery, Leavenworth, Kansas.

WANKUM, Agnes "Sister Wilfreda"
1905-1985
Atchison Globe, Atchison KS, Tuesday, Oct 22 1985 - Sister Wilfreda Wankum, 79, died yesterday at Mount St. Scholastica Convent following an extended illness. Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the St. Scholastica Chapel and a vigil will be held there at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Burial will be in the convent cemetery. Harouff-Arensberg Mortuary is in charge of arrangements. Sister Wilfreda was born Dec. 24, 1905, at St. Thomas, Mo., the daughter of Caroline Groner and Henry Wankum. She was the former Agnes Wankum and moved with her family to Montrose, MO. (in 1920). She did domestic work in Jefferson City, Mo., from 1922 to 1924 before joining the Benedictine Sisters in Atchison in 1925. She made her religious profession in 1927. She received a master's degree in education from Creighton University and served as an elementary school principal at St. Benedict, Ks., for 17 years. An educator for 50 years, she had earlier taught briefly in Paxico, Blaine, Seneca, Kelly, Marysville, Fidelity, Good Intent, Shawnee, Kansas City, and Colorado and Iowa. Survivors include a brother, Joseph L. Wankum, Aurelia, Iowa; and two sisters, Ann Wiesmann, Shawnee Mission, and Caroline Johnson, Windsor, MO. A sister, Sister Hubertine, a member of the Mount St. Scholastica community died in 1971. She was also preceded in death by two other sisters and four brothers.

WANKUM, Caroline Anna GRONER
1880-1949
St. Marys Cemetery, Montrose, Deepwater Twp, Henry Co, MO
Montrose Tidings, Montrose MO - Eternal rest came Sunday morning to Mrs. Henry Wankum at 3:00 a.m., December 11, 1949, in her home in Montrose. Caroline A Wankum nee Groner was born September 30, 1880, to Benedict and Anna Groner, at St. Thomas, Missouri, where she grew to young womanhood, and was united in marriage to Henry Wankum, on October 1, 1901. Eleven children were sent to bless their home. Two died in infancy, the oldest, John, gave his life for his country, September 4, 1942. She is survived by her husband and eight children, Sister M Hubertina, OSB, Sister M. Wilfreda, OSB (both) of Atchison, Ks.; Mrs. Fred Distler, Jefferson City, MO; Mrs. Ben Wiesmann, Kansas City, Ks; Mrs. James Johnson, Windsor; and Urban, Paul and Joe of Marcus, Iowa; and 23 grandchildren, one sister, Mrs. Agnes Yansing, Westphalia; twin brothers, Peter of St. Thomas and Paul of Hermann, MO; and Leo of Kansas City, besides a host of relatives and friends. She was a faithful and devoted member of the Altar Society of the Immaculate Conception Church. She was a kind and loving wife and mother, a good neighbor, and was loved and respected by all who knew her. Funeral services were held Tuesday, December 13, 1949 at the Immaculate Conception Church. She was laid to rest at the side of her son, in the Montrose Catholic cemetery.

WANKUM, Hilda "Sister Hubertina"
1903-1971
Atchison Globe, Atchison KS, Tuesday, Apr 6 1971 - Sister Hubertina Wankum, 67, died last night at Mount St. Scholastica after protracted heart illness. She had been a Benedictine sister for 41 years. Born Dec 16, 1903, at St. Thomas, Mo., Hilda Wankum was the daughter of William and Caroline (Groner) Wankum. She entered the Sisters of Mount Scholastica, Jan. 1929, making first profession Aug 15, 1930, and perpetual vows, Jan 1, 1934. Sister Hubertina served as sisters' housekeeper on 16 missions of the Atchison convent: Wamego, Kelly, Kinney Heights, Beattie, Lenexa, St. Benedict's near Seneca, Baileyville, Purcell and St. Benedict's school, Kansas City, Ks; at Maryville, St. Joe, Guardian Angels in Kansas City, and Montrose, MO.; at Papillion and Steinauer, Neb; and at Walsenburg, Colo. Sister also served with the domestic staff at Maur Hill and St. Benedict's college. For the past eight years, Sister helped with the domestic work at the motherhouse and was active in the work and prayer of the convent. Sister Hubertina is survived by four sisters - Sister Wilfreda of the Atchison Convent; Mrs. Fred Distler, Jefferson City, Mo.; Mrs. Ben Wiesmann, Shawnee Mission, Ks.; and Mrs. James Johnson, Windsor, Mo.; and by two brothers, Paul Wankum, Marcus, Ia. and Joseph Wankum, Aurelia, Ia. A vigil service for Sister Hubertina will be held this evening at 7:30 in the convent chapel. The Mass of Requiem will be Wednesday morning at 10:30. Harouff-Dyer is in charge of arrangements.

WANKUM, John Peter
1902-1942
St. Marys Cemetery, Montrose, Deepwater Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Eye, Clinton MO - John Peter, oldest son of Mr. And Mrs. W. H. Wankum, was the first Bear Creek boy to make the supreme sacrifice for his country in this emergency when, only 15 days after he returned to army service following his 14-day induction furlough, he passed away at Ft. Sill, OK., according to word received by hiss parents Saturday forenoon. John Peter Wankum was born August 23, 1902, at St. Thomas, Cole County, Missouri, and died September 4, aged 40 years, 11 days. He leaves to mourn his passing his parents and eight brothers and sisters: Sister Hubertina of Papillion, Nebr., Sister Wilfreda of Denver, Colo; Ida (Mrs. Fred Distler) of Jefferson City, MO; Urban and Paul of Marcus, Iowa; Ann (Mrs. Ben Wiesmann) of Kansas City, Ks; Pfc Joseph of Ft. Rosecrans, San Diego, Calif; and Caroline (Mrs. Jimmie Johnson) of Kansas City, Kansas. A year old brother and three-month-old sister preceded him to the better world. John answered his country's call gladly and went to its service with a smile and words of hope. Not one of his fold or friends heard him utter a word of complaint because of having to give up a good job to fight for freedom and he was ready to go and to do whatever was needed. His death places an even greater responsibility upon those who are likewise called; to live as he would have lived and to die even as he, in the fulfillment of their duty. The body was accompanied to the home by Sergeant Alexander and arrived Monday night. Funeral and burial were Wednesday morning when requiem high mass was held at Immaculate Conception Church at Montrose. The arrival of Pfc. Joseph Wankum Tuesday evening from his post at San Diego completed the gathering, at the home, of all John's brothers and sisters for the funeral. Burial was at the Catholic cemetery.

WANKUM, Joseph Leo
1918-2000
Resurrection Cemetery, Jefferson City, Cole Co, MO
Post Tribune, Jefferson City MO, Jun 27 2000 - Joseph Leo Wankum, 81, Aurelia, Iowa, died June 24, 2000, at Moore Foster Care, Rochester, Mn. He was born August 31, 1918 in St. Thomas, a son of William H. and Caroline Anna Groner Wankum. He was married July 18, 1942, in San Diego, Ca., to Mildred Margaret Distler, who survives at the home. He was a self-employed mechanic in Iowa and then was a rural letter carrier in Aurelia until retirement. He was an Army Air Corps veteran of World War 99 and a member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Cherokee, Iowa. He was a Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus, Cherokee, and a member of the Retired Rural Letter Carriers Association. Other survivors include: three daughters, Mary Evelyn Karkut, Staunton, Il., and Carol A. Robson and Paulette C. McMahon, both of Rochester, MN; two sons, Gary J. Wankum, Lohman, MO., and Richard W Wankum, Oswego, Il.; two sisters, Anne Wiesmann, Kansas City, Ks., and Caroline Johnson, Clinton, MO.; and 10 grandchildren. Services will be Thursday at St. Martin Catholic Church. Entombment will be in Resurrection Mausoleum, Jefferson City, MO.

WARBURTON, Lloyd Jay
1913-1997
Englewood Cemetery (W), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Lloyd Jay Warburton died Tuesday, December 30, 1997, at Golden Valley Hospital in Clinton at the age of 84 years, nine months and 23 days. He was born March 7, 1913, in Strafford, the son of Charles W. and Mary Elsie Holmes Warburton. He was raised near the Gaines Store, southeast of Clinton. On December 19, 1938, in Warrensburg, he married Bertie M. McLerran, a marriage of 59 years. They had three children, Audria Marie, Willis Lloyd and Linda Darlene. He was a farmer prior to his retirement and moved into Clinton in 1975. Surviving are his wife, Bertie, of the home; his daughter, Linda Tatman, son-in-law, Bob Tatman; two grandchildren, Robert Leslie and Michael Lloyd, all of New London. Also surviving are two sisters, Betty Trout, Independence, and Nadine Peek, Athens, Georgia, and many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Mr. Warburton was preceded in death by his parents; two children, Audria Marie and Willis Lloyd; three sisters, Louise Gilbert, Rose McFall and Frances Scott, also one brother, Alfred Warburton. Funeral services were held Friday, January 2, 1998, at Consalus Chapel, Clinton. Burial waas in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

WARD, Adolphus
n/a-1887
Englewood Cemetery (W), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Jun 4 1887 - Terrible Death! - Adolphus Ward, who was helping dig a well for Dr. H. P. Gilkerson on North High Street, met with a sad fate Tuesday afternoon about four. He and W. J. Griffith had just made a blast, when Ward started down in the well. Before going far, he called to be hoisted, which Griffith started to do, but Ward was so smothered with smoke, he fell out of the box, a distance of 25 or 30 feet,and was instantly killed. On undertaking to rescue the body of Ward, Dr. Gilkerson, after going down some distance, called to be raised and was so overcome with the damp and smoke that it was some time after reaching the top before he regained consciousness. J. C. Lepscum succeeded in bringing the body up and Wednesday afternoon, the remains of the unfortunate man were laid to rest in Englewood. He leaves a wife and two children.

WARD, Alfred Franklin
1925-2012
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 11 2012 - Alfred F. "Franklin" Ward, 87, Olympia, Washington, died on Wednesday, March 28, 2012. He was born in Deepwater on March 7, 1925, to Fred and Nora Taylor Ward. He graduated from Clinton High, Clinton, enlisted in the Navy in 1944 and served in the Aleutian Islands as a signal man. Frank married Jeannette Calvin on October 1, 1945. They moved to Southern California where he managed Long's Drug Stores for 32 years. In 1978, they moved to Toledo, Washington, Jeannette's hometown. They bought a farm and lived there until they moved to Olympia. He was preceded in death by daughter Melinda Jane; infant grandson Jeffery Calvin Lyon, and sister Mildred Renfro. He is survived by his wife of 66 years; daughters, Kerri (Jim), Joan Wright (Greg) and Denise Gere; 10 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at Bonaventure of Lacey on Saturday, April 14.

WARD, Charles Ray
1912-1987
Carpenter Cemetery, Chilhowee, Johnson Co, MO
Clinton Eye, Mar 1987 - Charles Ray Ward Sr., 74, Blairstown, MO., died March 10, 1987, at the hospital in Clinton. He was a lifelong Blairstown resident. Mr. Ward was a dairy farmer and retired in 1984. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Blairstown. Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Ward of the home, three sons, Charles Ray Ward, Jr., Raymore in Cass County; Jerry Ward, Polo, MO., and Don Ward, Blue Springs; a brother, Harold Ward, Blairstown; a sister, Alberta Roberson, Tucson, AZ., three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Services will be held Friday at the Ward Chapel, Chilhowee, MO.; burial in Carpenter Cemetery, Chilhowee.

WARD, Don Ernest
1925-1985
Carpenter Cemetery, Chilhowee, Johnson Co, MO
Don E. Ward, 59, Blairstown, MO., died Tuesday, March 19, 1985, at Research Medical Center, Kansas City, Missouri. He was a lifelong Blairstown resident. Mr. Ward was a farmer and also was a carrier for the US Postal Service before he retired in 1984. He was a member of the National Rural Letter Carriers Association, and the Henry County (MO) Letter Carriers Association. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Blairstown. He was a Navy veteran of World War II. He was a member of the Clinton (MO) Masonic Lodge and Elks Lodge, the Scottish Rite bodies and the American Legion. He leaves his wife Mrs. Nadene Ward of the home; three sons, Darrell Ward and Randall Ward of Blairstown, and Larry Ward of Raytown; two brothers, Ray Ward and Harold Ward of Blairstown; a sister, Mrs. Alberta Roberson, Tucson, AZ., and four grandchildren. Services were Friday at the Ward Chapel, Chilhowee, MO.; entombment in Carpenter Mausoleum, Chilhowee.

WARD, Dorothy Mae DAVIS
1912-2004
Carpenter Cemetery, Chilhowee, Johnson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Dec 17 2004 - Dorothy Mae Ward, 92, Pleasant Hill, died Friday, December 17, 2004, at Pleasant Hill Health Care and Rehabilitation Center. She was born October 10, 1912, in Blairstown, the daughter of Maude Albin and John Covington Davis. She lived her entire life in Blairstown community before moving in 2004 to Pleasant Hill to be closer to her children. She graduated from Blairstown High School in 1931. She married Charles Ray Ward March 21, 1935. He died March 10, 1987. She was a lifelong member of the Presbyterian Church of Blairstown. She was a Sunday School teacher and member of church and community organizations. She is survived by three sons, Charles Ray Ward, Jr. and wife Janet, Raymore, Jerry L. Ward and wife Neva, Polo, Donald E. Ward and wife Betty Lynn, Pleasant Hill; a sister Mrs. Frances Dickens, Watonga, Oklahoma; sister-in-law, Dorothy Davis, Ft. Worth, Texas; three grandchildren, on step-granddaughter; five great-grandchildren; one step-great-granddaughter and one great-great-granddaughter. She was also preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Elmer Davis, August 10, 1976. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, December 21, at Blairstown Presbyterian Church, burial will follow in Carpenter Cemetery, southwest of Chilhowee.

WARD, Edith May ADKINS
1887-1954
Carpenter Cemetery, Chilhowee, Johnson Co, MO
Clinton Eye, Sep 1954 - The entire communities of Blairstown, Norris and Chilhowee were bowed with grief when word was received September 10, 1954, of the passing at Menorah Hospital, Kansas City, of one of their most beloved and valued women, Mrs. Earnest Ward, lifelong resident of north Henry County. Mrs. Ward became unexpectedly ill and was rushed to the hospital Sept. 5 where, despite a valiant fight, the end came on the Friday following, leaving a sense of unutterable loss to the hundreds who knew, loved and had been blessed by her kindness. Funeral services were conducted at the Presbyterian Church in Blairstown Sunday. The body was laid in the old Carpenter Cemetery. Edith May Atkins, daughter of R. O. and Dora Doak Atkins, was born Nov. 4, 1887, near Blairstown, where she was reared and educated. In early life, she joined the Presbyterian Church in which she was a diligent and consistent member to the end of her pilgrimage. Dec. 20, 1908, she became the wife of Earnest Ward and for 46 happy years they trod life's way together, meeting its problems with faith in each other and themselves, sharing its happiness with all about them, and serving as only consecrated Christians can influence and guide. To the union of Mr. and Mrs. Ward were given one daughter and three sons, all of whom grew up to cherish and call their mother blessed. They survive as follows, with her devoted husband: Mrs. Harmel Wehmeyer, Don, Ray, and Harold Ward; also seven grandchildren; three brothers, John, Jennings, and George Atkins, and two sisters, Mr. H. J. Salsbury, and Miss Mary Atkins.

WARD, Elsie R.
abt 1922-2003
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Oct 15 2003 - Elsie R. Ward, 81, Urich, died Wednesday, October 15, 2003. Arrangements are pending at Consalus-Bradley Funeral Home.

WARD, Hazel CHITWOOD
1895-1986
Mrs. Hazel Chitwood Ward, 90, of Mattoon, IL, died March 13 after a long illness. She was the widow of Paul Ward. Both were raised in the Norris community and both taught school in the community. She was preceded in death by her husband and by her oldest son, Paul Jr. She is survived by two daughters and one son. Her funeral was held at Taylorsville, IL, Saturday, March 15. Burial was at the side of her husband at Taylorsville.

WARD, Hazel Nadene JONES
1926-2004
Carpenter Cemetery, Chilhowee, Johnson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Mar 9 2004 - Hazel Nadine Jones Ward, 77, Blairstown, died suddenly Thursday, February 26, 2004, upon arrival at Golden Valley Hospital in Clinton. Nadene was the youngest daughter of Lee and Maude Dannatt Jones, born October 22, 1926 at Calhoun. She attended Calhoun schools and graduated from Calhoun High School in 1943. Nadene attended Central Business College in Kansas City and in 1944 accepted a clerical position in the purchasing department of the Gernes Garment Company. On September 1, 1946, she was united in marriage with Don Ernest Ward, son of Earnest and Edith Atkins Ward of Blairstown. The double-ring ceremony was held at Calhoun Baptist Church. Their early married life was spent in Kansas City before moving to Blairstown to the farm where they lived for over 35 years, until Don's health caused them to move into Blairstown where Nadene had lived until her death. Nadene was always a gracious and loving hostess to her many friends and family who came to visit. She loved to drive to Clinton and enjoy the many new friends she met over the years. Nadene was a longtime member of First Presbyterian Church of Blairstown and was always active in Sunday School and other events of the church. On March 19, 1985, Nadene's beloved husband, Don, passed away. She was also preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Floyd Jones and infant Louis Dale Jones; three sisters, Ethlyn Jones, Ada Searcy and Elsie Cooper. Surviving her are her three sons, Darrell D. of Independence, Larry K. of Lee's Summit, and Randall D. of Blairstown; five grandchildren, Heather, Tiffany and Brad Ward, Steven Ward and Tara Ward; two brothers, Melvin "Billy" Jones and Veryl Jones, both of Clinton; a host of nephews and nieces and other relatives and many friends. Funeral services were held Tuesday, March 2, at Consalus-Bradley Funeral Home in Chilhowee. Entombment was in Carpenter Cemetery.

WARD, Helen Marie PRYOR
1916-2006
Carpenter Cemetery, Chilhowee, Johnson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 30 2006 - Helen Marie Ward, 89 of Chilhowee, MO passed away Saturday, January 28, 2006 at the Country Club Care Center, Warrensburg, MO. Services will be Wednesday, February 1, 2006 at the Chilhowee United Methodist Church, Chilhowee, MO, with Entombment in Carpenter Cemetery. Mrs. Ward was born on Aug 9, 1916 to Elver James and Violet Laura (Stever) Pryor in Northview, MO and had lived in Blairstown, MO until moving to Chilhowee in 1975. She then moved to Warrensburg in 2004. Earlier in life she lived in Northview, Collins and Sleeper, MO where she attended Northview grade school and high school, Collins High School and graduated from Blairstown High School in 1935. She was married to Orval L. Ward, March 19, 1937 at Lebanon, MO. Marie along with her husband, Orval, had owned a Dairy Farm near Blairstown and together worked side by side until retiring in 1977. For many years Marie was the Clerk for the Session and an Elder in the Blairstown Presbyterian Church. She had been a member of the Chilhowee United Methodist Church since 1977. She was a member of the Chilhowee Senior Citizens. Marie was a wonderful homemaker and in her later years loved to travel. She enjoyed listening to all kinds of music. Marie was preceded in death by her husband, Orval Lafayette Ward in 1984. She is survived by four children, Donna Higgins and husband Rodney of Chilhowee, MO, Carol Belanger and husband Bob of Chino Valley, AZ, Lee Ward and wife Emily of Independence, MO and Earl Ward and wife Jamie of Chilhowee, MO. Eleven grandchildren, Steven Muse, Scott Muse, Mark Higgins, Sharon Higgins Shipley, Jeff Mangan, Troy Mangan, Darrell Mangan, Blaine Ward, Betsy Ward Bain, Christopher Berry and Jessica Berry. Sixteen great grandchildren, Steven, Conner and Shayden Muse, Brad Baker, Drake, Luke, Noa and Max Higgins, Macy, Amanda and Tony Mangan, Stephanie Shipley, Shelby and Jordan Bain, Mason Berry and Emily E. Ward; A sister-in-law, Betty Beaty, Chilhowee and a cousin, Boyd Bumgarner of Ozark, MO. Marie was preceded in death by her parents, her only aunt, Jessie Bumgarner, and three sisters-in-law, Forrest Tubbesing, Irene Wehmeyer Pickett and Elva Ruth McIntire.

WARD, Helen Maxine DUKE
1920-2014
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Helen Maxine Duke Ward of Clinton died July 9, 2014 at the Crown Care Center in Harrisonville, Missouri. She was born in Benton County on August 27, 1920 to John and Osa Margaret Wisdom Duke. Maxine was graduated from Blairstown High School, Blairstown, Missouri and on January 27, 1942 married Robert Harold Ward. They celebrated their 49th wedding anniversary in 1991. She and Harold lived on their farm in the Norris Community until moving to Clinton in 1988. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother, admired for her homemaking skills giving special attention to detail and offering only the best to her family and guests. While in the Norris Community, Maxine was an active working contributor to the Garden Club and the local Extension Homemaker's Club. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Harold in 1991, a young sister Ethyl Duke of Benton County, a brother Harl Duke of Tucson, Arizona, and a sister Ina Downing of Warsaw, Missouri. She is survived by her two daughters, Deanna Holloway of Clinton, Missouri and Chris Ward of Portland, Oregon. Also surviving are her grandchildren; Tim Holloway of Clinton, Missouri, Lori Abiecunas and husband, Jason, of Beijing, China, and Laura Southers of Corvallis, Oregon. Other survivors left to remember her influences are two great grandchildren, Heather Holloway and Ella Abiecunas; two sisters, Margaret Cook of Harrisonville, Missouri and Christine Lindsay of Rathdrum, Idaho, as well as several nieces and nephews. Maxine, formerly an active member of the Norris Methodist Church, was presently a devoted member of First Presbyterian Church in Clinton where a Celebration of her Life will be held Monday, July 14, 2014. Interment will follow in Clinton Memory Gardens, Clinton, Missouri.

WARD, James E.
1835-1899
Bethlehem Cemetery, Bethlehem Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton, MO - James E. Ward, a highly respected citizen of this county, died January 30, 1899, with grip, bronchitis and congestion of the brain. He was born in Ireland April 12, 1835; came to America when between 9 and 10, living in N.Y. and N. J. for a few years, then moving westward into Indiana and Illinois. He married Sarah Jane Benton May 20, 1857 to which union 11 children were born, six of whom still survive him. They lived in Illinois until after the close of the Rebellion, moving to Missouri in the fall of 1866, where he has lived on the same place for 33 years. Remains laid to rest in Bethlehem Cemetery.

WARD, Kenneth Don
1941-2005
Smith Bend Cemetery, Jackson Twp, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Dec 22 2005 - Kenneth Don Ward, 64, Deepwater, died at his home Friday, November 25, 2005. He was born August 16, 1941, to Gwendolyn (McDaniel) Williams and Kenneth Leo Ward in New Hampton. Don worked for the South Harrison School District in Bethany for 17 years. He was COE teacher from 1972 to 1980. In 1981 he became the first director of the North central Career Center upon its opening. He was responsible for designing and overseeing the construction of the football stadium for South Harrison School. In 1989 Don moved to Arrow Rock and took the position of vocational director of Marshall Public Schools in Marshall. He played a big part in getting an A Plus in the Marshall School system. He was active and worked very hard in the National VICA competition each year in Kansas City. He was chosen Director of the Year by the Missouri Placement Association. Don served two years in the United States Army and was a Vietnam veteran. He was a past Rotary member as well as a member of MSTA. He has numerous awards and trophies showing some of his accomplishments. He lived in Arrow Rock until he met Beverly Smart of Clinton. They were married January 2, 1995, and purchased the place where he was currently living. He loved his home and worked so hard making improvements. He loved cutting the trees and clearing brush. He built buildings on the property and was constantly working on something. He loved living in this area and made many new friends; he loved having friends and family come to visit. He was always finding new interests and had a project or a new challenge that he was working on all the time. He had many different hobbies; his most loved hobby was his homing pigeons. He worked with them and raced them. He was a very competitive individual. He always said that he did not start out to lose but at the same time if he lost, he took it well. He loved life. To him, "The best way to know life, is to love many things." He was preceded in death by h is father Kenneth Leo Ward. Survivors include his wife Beverly of the home; his mother Gwendolyn Williams, and his brother Jim Ward and wife Kathy, Albany; two daughters, Wendy (Ward) Kriewitz and husband Greg, and Melanie (Ward) Rucker and husband Lee, all of Bethany; granddaughters, Lauren Kriewitz, Shelley Rucker, Kaylee Rucker and Halle Rucker, and nephews, Darin Ward, Albany, and Kevin Ward, Liberty. He also leaves a stepson Brad Smart, Clinton; a stepdaughter Kim Cook, and a step-granddaughter, Kara Cook, both of Blue Springs. Funeral services were held at Vansant-Mills Chapel Monday, November 28. Burial was in Smith Bend Cemetery, Osceola.

WARD, Martha Petricia "Pat" SPERRY
1957-2012
Martha Petricia (Pat) Sperry Ward, daughter of Wilma Jane Batschlett Sperry and Thomas Jefferson Sperry of California, MO, died Monday, October 15, 2012 in Des Moines, IA where she lived with her husband John Ward, an attorney. She was born June 17, 1957 in Clinton, MO and lived as a child in California, Missouri. A graduate of the University of Central Missouri at Warrensburg, she was a public and government relations executive. Pat, elected as Iowa State Senator, 30th District in 2004, continued to represent that district. She was a candidate for election this fall to her new Iowa Senate District 22. She was preceded in death by her mother Wilma Jane Batschlett Sperry in 1995, grandparents John Edwin Batschlett and Helen Louise Anderson Batschlett, Judge Floyd L. Sperry, SR and Effie Carolina (Pet) Sperry, all of Clinton, her sister Theodosia Carolina (Carol) Sperry Hartley, her Great Uncle and Aunt Reverend Hugh (W. H.) Sperry and Cora Cline Ashley Sperry and her Uncle Judge Floyd L. Sperry, JR (wife Wanda of Clinton). In addition to her husband, her daughter Chelsea Julian Reynolds, her son Ethan Logan Reynolds, stepdaughter Wendy Ward of Wichita, KS and stepson Tom Ward of Denver, CO survive her. Other survivors are her Sister Peggy Sperry Bollinger (Husband Teddy), Brother Thomas Sean Sperry of California, MO, Aunts Martha Jane Sperry Hickman, Kansas City, MO, Nancy Sperry Burton Parks (husband Robert), Lee's Summit, MO, Uncles William Joe Sperry (wife Darline Fewell Sperry, deceased), Independence, MO, Hugh Gray Sperry (wife Janice), Clinton, MO, great niece Emma Jane Bollinger and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Senior Minister David R. Rube conducted services on Friday October 19, 2012 at Plymouth United Church of Christ, Des Moines, where she was a member. Iowa Governor Terry E. Branstad and Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds gave the eulogies. Her remains were buried at the church.

WARD, Melvina Fern HARNESS
1899-1921
Bear Creek Cemetery, Bear Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Fern Harness Ward died at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Harness, southwest of LaDue, at 8 a.m. August 18th. About a year and a half ago when she was living in Oklahoma, she wrote to her folks that she was ill and gradually growing weaker. Her parents and sister went and after an examination the doctors told them it was tuberculosis and she had probably had it for a number of years. They took her at once to Phoenix, Ariz., and Pasadena, Calif., but climate, physicians or nursing could not cure and her desire was to be brought home. This was done and she was brought to the beautiful old brick homestead on the hill that had been in the family for several generations. It seemed appropriate that her going should be in the morning, for she was just in the morning of her life. She called her mother and asked to be lifted up. Her mother started to lift her head to put a pillow beneath and Fern's spirit went to Heaven. She was but 22 years and 10 days old. A life but very short, but in it crowded experiences that seldom come to one so young. When but a tiny girl, she showed great musical talent and also for drawing and painting. Her parents desiring to give their little daughters the best life had to offer started them to Cottey College at Nevada, when she was just about 8. At 9 she was converted and gave her heart and life to her Master. As the years went on she led in scholarship and became a violinist of unusual skill. Her fingers talented, too, with the brush, produced many pictures for her loved ones to treasure. For six months she had known she was not going to get well, but never had complained, just been so ready and willing for the time to come, as she often stated, ti was no use to worry over her going away as she knew in Whom she had believed and it was but a more beautiful city that was awaiting her. She chose the scripture lesson, the songs and the subject for Rev. Patison to speak on at her funeral. She had known him when he was pastor at the Montrose Methodist church. She chose her cousins for pall bearers but part of them were unable to be present. She leaves her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Harness near LaDue and one sister, Miss Faye of Kansas City. The funeral services were held in the Bear Creek church Saturday afternoon. Burial in the cemetery nearby.

WARD, Orval Lafayette
1913-1984
Carpenter Cemetery, Chilhowee, Johnson Co, MO
Orval L. Ward, 71, of Chilhowee passed away Monday evening, July 16, 1984 at his home. He was born on January 19, 1913 near Blairstown, the son of Oscar T. and Alice May Albin Ward. He was married to Helen Marie Pryor on March 19, 1937 at Lebanon, Missouri. They established their home on the county line road near Blairstown where he was engaged in dairying and farming until his retirement. Mr. Ward was active in the Blairstown community, serving on the school board and on many church boards. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Blairstown for more than 60 years, where he taught Sunday School, served as Superintendent and was an Elder. For several years he served the Presbyterian Church at Climax Springs, Missouri as a lay pastor, and at several other area churches. After his retirement from farming in 1975, he moved to Chilhowee where he continued to work with his son Lee in the Ward Funeral Home. In 1976, he received his funeral directors license which he was very proud of. He was an active member of the Community United Methodist Church in Chilhowee at the time of his death, where he was Sunday School teacher. He also served on the City Council of Chilhowee for two terms. He was a member of the Chilhowee Senior Citizens Organization and the Chilhowee Masonic Lodge. He was serving as Johnson County Republican Committeeman for Chilhowee township at the time of his death. Following in the tradition of his father, he was the president of the Carpenter Cemetery Board of Directors and served as its sexton for more than 21 years. He is survived by his wife, Marie of the home; two sons, Lee and his wife Emily of Chilhowee; Earl of Chilhowee; two daughters, Mrs. Donna Higgins and her husband Rodney of Chilhowee; and Mrs. Carol Belanger and her husband Bob of Fountain Valley, Ca.; seven grandsons, Steven and Scott Muse, mark Higgins, Jeff, Troy, and Darrel Mangan and Blaine Ward; two granddaughters, Sharon Higgins and Betsy Jane Ward; his mother-in-law, Mrs. Violet Pryor of Chilhowee; four sisters, Mrs. Forrest Tubbesing, Mrs. Irene Wehmeyer, and Mrs. Betty Beaty, all of Clinton, and Mrs. Elva Ruth McIntire of the Norris Community near Blairstown; and a host of other relatives and friends who knew and loved him. Funeral services were held Thursday, July 19, at the Community United Methodist Church of Chilhowee. Entombment was in the Carpenter Cemetery near Chilhowee.

WARD, Oscar Theodore
1879-1961
Carpenter Cemetery, Chilhowee, Johnson Co, MO
Clinton MO - Funeral services were held March 20 at the Blairstown Presbyterian Church for Oscar Theodore Ward, who died at 6:40 p.m. March 17 (1961) at Clinton General Hospital. Mr. Ward was a lifelong resident of the Blairstown community. Burial was in Carpenter Cemetery. Pall bearers were four nephews, Don, Harold, Ray and Paul Ward, and Valjean Whitaker and Leonara Solomon. Mr. Ward the son of Lafayette and Melissa Waugh Ward was born March 13, 1879 at Blairstown. On Dec. 22, 1901, he married Alice Albin and the family home was established on a farm near Blairstown until his wife's death Oct. 16, 1954, in a car accident. Then it was he moved to Blairstown. For more than 60 years Mr. Ward was a faithful member of the Blairstown Presbyterian Church. For many years he served as superintendent as well as deacon. If he had lived until May he would have served Carpenter Cemetery a half century having served many years as secretary-treasurer and trustee. Especially since the death of his wife he took special pride in looking after cemetery affairs. He, at one time, had been a member of the Blairstown Masonic Lodge. A public spirited citizen he was much interested in civic and community affairs. He was a loyal friend as well as a devoted husband and father. He leaves four daughters, Mrs. Fred (Forrest) Tubbesing, Clinton, Mrs. Glen (Irene) Wehmeyer, Mrs. Robert (Elva Ruth) McIntyre, Blairstown, Mrs. James (Betty) Beaty, Chilhowee; a son Orval, Blairstown, two brothers, Ernest Ward, Blairstown, Loyd Ward, Bozeman, Mont.; 12 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; many other relatives and friends. A brother and two half sisters preceded him in death.

WARD, Percy Ernest
1881-1971
Carpenter Cemetery, Chilhowee, Johnson Co, MO
Clinton Eye, Aug 1971 - Earnest Ward, 90, of Blairstown, passed away Friday morning, August 20, at Wetzel Hospital in Clinton. Mr. Ward was born April 5, 1881 at Blairstown, the son of Lafayette and Melissa (Waugh) Ward. He was married to Edith Atkins on December 20, 1908 at Blairstown. Mrs. Ward preceded him in death on September 8, 1954. Mr. Ward spent his entire lifetime on the same farm where he was born. He remained active as a stockman until his recent illness. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Blairstown. Mr. Ward is survived by three sons, Ray, Harold, and Don, all of Blairstown, and one daughter, Mrs. Floyd (Alberta) Roberson of Tucson, Arizona; nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Monday August 23 at the Cook Funeral Home at Chilhowee. Burial was in the Carpenter Cemetery.

WARD, Robert Harold
1916-1991
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Robert Harold Ward, 74, Clinton, passed away Saturday, August 10, 1991, at the Westwood Home in Clinton. He was born August 25, 1916, at Blairstown, the son of Ernest and Edith (Atkins) Ward. He had spent his entire life in the Blairstown community before moving to Clinton in 1988. He was a member of the Norris United Methodist Church near Blairstown and served on the school board of the Norris School for many years. He was a veteran of the Army during World War II. He had farmed until his retirement in 1985. On January 22, 1942, he was married to Maxine Duke at Higginsville. Surviving him are his wife of the home in Clinton; two daughters, Deanna Holloway of Clinton, and Dr. Chris Southers of Corvallis, Oregon; one son, Dale Ward, Wichita, Ks.; one sister, Alberta Robertson of Tucson, Arizona; three grandchildren, Tim and Lori Holloway and Laura Southers, and two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Ray and Don Ward. Funeral services were held Monday, August 12, at the Ward Funeral Home in Chilhowee. Burial was in the Clinton Memory Gardens.

WARD, Ruth DEVINE STONEKING SWISHER
1922-2003
Urich Cemetery, Bogard Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Oct 16 2003 - Ruth Ward, 81, Urich, died Wednesday, October 15, 2003, at Golden Valley Hospital. Funeral services will be Saturday, October 18, at Consalus-Bradley Funeral Home, Urich. Burial will be in Urich Cemetery. Mrs. Ward was born October 5, 1922, in Garland, the daughter of Joseph Clinton and Omenia Arminta Demaree Devine. She was employed as a supervisor for Calmar Dispensing Systems in Lee's Summit. She was preceded in death by her first husband, John Stoneking; her second husband, Bert Swisher; her third husband, John Ward; one son, Henry Clay Ward; one brother, Tom Devine, and one sister, Evelyn Devine. Surviving are five sons, John W. Devine and wife Sandra, Panama City, Florida, Alfred E. Stoneking and wife Kathy M., Garland, Joseph D. Swisher and wife Jane, Clinton, Thomas William Ward, Independence, and Robert L. Ward and wife, Debra K., Independence; four daughters, Lois Stewart and husband, Melvin, Urich, Twila J. Hayward and husband Bob, Independence, Mary S. Henehan and Philip of Belton, and Ruth A Green and husband Joe, Seligman; 20 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren; one brother, Billy Joe Devine and wife Kathryn, of the state of California; one sister, Ethel Stoneking, Garland, and numerous nieces and nephews.

WARD, Sarah Jane BENTON
1835-1922
Bethlehem Cemetery, Bethlehem Twp, Henry Co, MO
Henry Co, MO - Mrs. Sarah J. Ward passed away at the home of her granddaughter Mrs. W. W. Huey, near LaDue, at 3 a.m. Sunday, from indigestion and infirmities of advanced age. She had been in declining health a number of years, but only took seriously ill on Saturday morning before she died. Deceased was born in Ohio and was 86 years old the 14th of last March. She was united in marriage about 68 years ago to James Ward, who preceded her in death about 22 years ago. They came to Missouri in the fall of 1866, from near Springfield, Ill., and lived in the Bethlehem neighborhood. To them were born 11 children, six of whom survive: Mrs. Etta V. Cook, Clinton; Wm. E. Ward, north of Clinton; Mrs. Edith Panter, Los Angeles, Calif.; Oscar Ward, Sterling, Colo.; W. O. Ward, Colorado Springs, Colo.; and Mrs. Eva Wells, Eaton, Colo. There are 24 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren, and she is also survived by one sister, Mrs. Angie Rood, Guthrie Center, Iowa, and one brother, Levi Benton, who is in the old soldiers home in California. Mrs. Ward came to Clinton from the Bethlehem neighborhood about 8 years ago and lived some time with her daughter Mrs. Wells; then later lived on West Allen street, and about a year ago she went to the home of her granddaughter to make her home. She was a good Christian woman and had been a member of the Bethlehem Baptist church for many years. She was loved by a wide circle of friends and all deeply sympathize with the children and other relatives in this time of deep sorrow. Funeral services were conducted about noon Wednesday at the Bethlehem church and the remains interred in the Bethlehem cemetery.

WARD, William Ross
1905-1941
Englewood Cemetery (W), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Ross Ward, 36-year-old operator of a barber shop on South Main Street in the Poague Building, Clinton, was found dead in the rear seat of his 1933 Chevrolet sedan about three miles southeast of Clinton near the Fred Kayser farm about 2:45 p.m. Wednesday by Jack Craig and Albert Weess, Clinton WPA workmen, who were picking up road markers on WPA constructed roads. Ward had told relatives he was going quail hunting Wednesday. He was slumped on his right side in the rear seat, the 12-gauge Parker double barrel shotgun at his feet, and with his left shoe off, apparently having used this foot to pull the trigger. The charge entered his chest near the heart. After discovering the body, Craig and Weess immediately came to Clinton to notify Sheriff J. D. Teays, who notified Prosecuting Attorney Mark Wilson and Coroner Dr. W. T. Jennings, and who with his deputy, R. M. Eberting, accompanied them to the scene, where they found the car parked on the right side of the road headed west. The keys were intact and a few cigarettes were lying in a package on top of the front seat and a paper sack beside them, giving evidence a half-dozen shells had been purchased. Deputy Sheriff Eberting returned to Clinton and with Constable Robert s. Allen, summoned a jury composed of O. K. Clay, foreman, E. A. Vansant, J. L. Miller, Fred Ward, Bruce Rucker and Bob Eberting. An inquest was conducted at the scene after an investigation in which Craig, Weess, Sheriff Teays, Constable Allen, Henry Dickman and Frank Wagner were called. Craig and Weess stated the time they found the body at 2:45, leaving immediately to notify the sheriff. They saw no one about when they made the discovery. Dickman stated he saw the empty car parked there about 9:00 a.m. Wednesday as he went to Clinton in his pickup truck. Returning about 11:30 Wednesday morning he saw the car still there, but noticed a man coming from the Fred Kayser timber toward the car. He said he didn't pay particular attention as there were many hunters frequently in that vicinity, but believed the man was Ward. Dickman said he again went by the car at 3:00 p.m. Wednesday but didn't notice whether anyone was in the car. Wagner, who works for Dickman, stated he went by the car in a wagon about 9:00 a.m. and saw a man lying in the back seat, but supposed he was just sleeping. Sheriff Teays told of being notified by Craig and Weess and going immediately to the scene. Sheriff Teays testified he had investigated a report over a year ago, that Ward was about to commit suicide, but succeeded in discouraging the attempt. After the testimony of the witnesses, the jury announced a verdict of "Death by a self-inflicted wound." The body was brought to the Wilkinson funeral Home in their ambulance about 5:00 p.m. Ross is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Bill Ward, one mile northwest of Clinton on Highway 35 who survive with his wife, the former Fannie Allen, and two daughters, Shirley Glee, six years old, and Gloria Jean, 11, of the home at 207 North Carter Street; two sisters, Mesdames Sam Nuss and Grover Harrison, both of near Clinton. He was a member of the Clinton First Baptist Church. funeral arrangements were not complete at press time; for further information call Wilkinson Funeral Home.

WARD, William Sherman
1868-1946
Carpenter Cemetery, Chilhowee, Johnson Co, MO
The Standard Herald 1946 - William Sherman Ward, eldest son of Lafayette and Melissa Ward, was born February 19, 1868, near Thorntown, Boone Co., Indiana. He moved with his parents to Henry Co., Missouri, in 1869 where he lived all of his life. He departed this life at Blairstown, MO., June 5, 1946, at the age of 78 years, 3 months, and 18 days. He was united in marriage to Kate R. Shelton December 25, 1889. Three children were born to this union, all of whom survive. They are Otto of Vermont, Ill.; Paul of Maysville, Mo.; and Mrs. Carol Uhland of Breckenridge, Mo. There are seven grandchildren; and one great granddaughter. Surviving also are three brothers, Lloyd of Bozeman, Mt., O.T. and Earnest of Blairstown, Mo. He united with the United Brethren Church when quite a young man. Later he transferred his membership to the Norris Methodist Church which he served faithfully as long as he was physically able. He was a progressive farmer, interested in better agriculture, education, and community activities. He helped organize the Norris High School and served his community faithfully in many capacities. Funeral services were held at Blairstown Methodist Church Friday afternoon. Pallbearers were his nephews, Orville, Ray and Harold Ward, Harmel and Glenn Wehmeyer, and Bob McIntire. Burial was in the Carpenter Cemetery. Among those attending the funeral were Rev. and Mrs. C. W. Adams and son Jimmie; Miss Nora Hughes, Mr. Oscar Preston, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Carpenter, Mr. and Mrs. J. Neal Peyton and Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Dunham.

WARE, Francis Samuel "Frank" Sr.
1844-1896
Englewood Cemetery (W), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Died at his residence on East Jefferson Street Tuesday afternoon, Frank Ware, whose genial soul took on the sleep of Death. And the words "Frank is dead", soon were current over Clinton. That dread malady, rheumatism, with ceaseless encroachments on his vitality, had at last triumphed. He had been uptown just Monday morning, to assist Collector McDonald in the preparation of his papers for the annual settlement with the County Court. But he was feeling so badly, he was forced to return to his home, which he scarcely reached before being stricken down. Alarmed friends immediately summoned Drs. Gibbins, Barr and Britts and until the hour of his death, either or all of them were in constant ministration. The funeral was held at the family residence. He was born in Woodford county, Ky., Dec 3, 1844 and was the second of four children of H. P. and Eliza J. (Watkins) Ware. When he was 8, the family moved to Henry county, Tenn., there residing until 1858, when they moved to Calhoun, where Frank engaged as clerk in an uncle's store. In 1862, he went to Sedalia and in 1870 came to Clinton where he has since resided. For several years, from 1875 to 1881, he served as deputy collector of Henry county, then was elected collector. He also was bookkeeper in the Salmon & Salmon Bank. Was married September 15, 1881 to Miss Jennie S. Salmon, who, with five children mourn the loss of husband and father. Rest and peace to thee, friend Frank and a tear to thy memory!

WARE, Russell George
abt 1890-1891
Englewood Cemetery (W), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Jun 27 1891 - Mr. and Mrs. Frank Ware mourn the loss of Russell, their little 8 month old babe, which died the 19th with the measles and was buried Saturday at Englewood.

WAREHAM, Charles Jacob "Chuck"
1924-2007
Englewood Cemetery (W), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Aug 20 2007 - Charles Jacob "Chuck" Wareham was born October 12, 1924, in Clinton, the youngest son of Phillip Leroy and Bessie Mae (Cramner) Wareham. Chuck, 82, died Sunday, July 22, 2007, at Research Medical Center, Kansas City. On April 23, 1954, Chuck married Shirley Ann Dunning. This marriage was blessed with two sons, Baird Scott and John Phillip. Shirley died April 29, 1967. On June 16, 1985, Charles and Barbara Jean Hunter Roberts were married. Barbara's children and Charles' stepchildren are Brenda Rae (Roberts) Stewart and John Eugene Roberts Jr. Charles entered the United States Army on June 6, 1944, and was sent to Europe in October 1944 as a replacement rifleman in the 100th Infantry, Division 399, Company F. He spent 18 months in Europe, returning to the United States in 1946 when he was honorably discharged. Charles worked for Stewart-Nattinger for 34 years and later was a custodian for the Clinton Schools for five years. He was a member of the First Christian Church of Clinton, the Elks Lodge and the Eagles Lodge of Clinton, the VFW Post 1894 and the American Legion Post 14, Clinton. He also belonged to the NRA. He is survived by his wife Barbara of the home; two sons, Scott Wareham and wife Norma, Clinton, and John Wareham and wife Sandra, Kansas City; one stepdaughter Brenda Stewart and husband Paul, Las Vegas, Nevada; one stepson John E. Roberts Jr., Deepwater; two sisters, Sadie Witt, Sedalia, and Genva Grisham, Kansas City; two grandchildren, Matthew Wareham and Stephanie Sullivan and husband Tom; one great-granddaughter Ava Marie Sullivan; three step-grandchildren, Melissa Witt, Tammy Ballard and Jason Bourland, and four step-great-grandchidlren, Logan, Waylon and Morgan Anderson and Levi Bourland. Funeral services were held July 26, at the First Christian Church, Clinton, under the direction of Vansant-Mills Funeral Home. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

WAREHAM, Linda Lou BATSCHELETT
1946-2013
Bear Creek Cemetery, Bear Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Feb 2 2013 - Linda Lou Wareham was born September 12, 1946, to Dehn and Annalee Batschelett in Clinton. She died January 1, 2013, at Golden Valley Memorial Hospital. Linda spent her childhood on the family farm in LaDue. She graduated from Clinton High School in 1964. Linda married Theodore Wareham on August 7, 1965, and they became parents of two sons, Clinton Alden and Ryan Dehn. Linda was involved in the many activities her two sons were part of growing up, especially football and wrestling. She took much pride in her boys and their achievements. Summer vacations as a family were very special to Linda of which she had many lasting memories. Linda had a passion for showing horses from her childhood until her adult years. She is also remembered as an active softball player for many years after high school. Linda was employed for many years at Davis R-12 School from where she retired. She was blessed to become a grandmother to four wonderful grandchildren: Sierra (9), Sydney (5), Gavin (8) and Corbin (4). She always loved attending her grandchildren's sporting and school events. She delighted in sharing stories of her grandchildren with friends and family and looked forward to time spent with them. Linda's love of animals was evident from an early age. She owned many horses throughout her life, however her first horse, Ribbon, was a constant companion during her youth and always held a special place in her heart. After retirement, Linda and Ted were able to fulfill a dream involving her love of animals by opening a kennel and breeding registered Weimaraners. Linda loved this breed of dog, which was evident by her faithful pet, Major, who was always by her side. Linda cherished life and laughter came easy for her. Her cheerful smile, quick wit and warm personality will be greatly missed. She is survived by her husband of 47 years, Ted, who was her caregiver during her illness. She is also survived by son Clint, his wife Jill, and their two daughters, Sierra and Sydney; son Ryan, his wife Amy, and their two sons, Gavin and Corbin; sister and brother-in-law Rose Ann and Dale Endicott; brother and sister-in-law Kent and Judy Batschelett; sister-in-law, Vicky Batschelett; nieces, nephews, other relatives and countless friends. Linda was preceded in death by her parents, Dehn and Annalee Batschelett, and brother Larry Dehn Batschelett. Linda is now healed and forever in the presence of her Lord. Funeral services were held Friday, January 4, at Vansant-Mills Chapel, Clinton. Interment was in Bear Creek Cemetery, Montrose.

WARING, Barbara Ann
abt 1935-2002
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Oct 16 2002 - Barbara Ann Waring, 67, Victor Valley, California, died Wednesday, October 9, in the Desert Valley Hospital in Victorville, California. She was a retired nurse. Funeral services will be Thursday, October 17, 2 p.m., in the First Assembly of God Church, Osceola. Burial will be in Taberville Cemetery.

WARNER, Bill J.
1927-1991
Holden Cemetery, Holden, Johnson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Bill J. Warner, 64, Joplin, formerly of Kansas City, died August 3, 1991, at the home. He was born in Holden, and lived in Kansas City before moving to Joplin 30 years ago. He was an account executive for Promarco Food Brokers in Joplin before he retired in 1990. He earlier worked for the Wilson Foods Corp. for 33 years until 1981. He was a member of the Solomon Masonic Lodge, Springfield. He was an Army veteran of World War II. He was the son of the late Martha Coskey, Holden. Survivors include his wife, Norma Warner, of the home; a daughter Pam Adrian, Olathe; a stepdaughter, Vicki Williams, Joplin; two brothers J. C. Warner, Tucson, Ariz., and Curtis Warner, Warrensburg; four sisters, Nell Charlton, Leawood, Pearl Lowe, Kansas City, Juanita Fleming, Overland Park and Ruby Turner, Shawnee and two grandsons. Services were held Monday August 5, at the church. After the Masonic services, burial was in the Holden Cemetery.

WARNER, Charlie
1905-2003
Holden Cemetery, Holden, Johnson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 8 2003 - Charlie Warner, 97, Holden, died Tuesday, January 7, 2003, at Willshire at Lakewood in Lee's Summit. He was born August 5, 1905 in Ava, the son of George Washington Warner and Ida May Schaublin Warner. He was a farmer and had worked at Westinghouse in Kansas City from 1953-1957. He had been a member of New Liberty Presbyterian Church in Denton and later a member at First Presbyterian Church in Holden. On June 30, 1934, in Clinton, he married Iscie Irene Hough, who survives of the home. Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Raymond (Charlotte Ann) Timmons and Mrs. Aubrey C. (Donna Lou) VanMeter, Jr., both of Holden; a son, Calvin Dee Warner and wife Judy, Lee's Summit; a sister, Elsa Willcockson, Chilhowee; nine grandchildren, Randy Timmons, Melody Bertrand, Pami Lowe, Sheri Stever, Stanley Warner, DeeAnn Hendrickson, Janet Totten, Becky Harrison and Matt VanMeter; 10 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by five sisters, Cleda Alice Warner, Lola Belle Warner, Wilma June Quick, Dorothy Gudde and Gladys Warren, and one brother, Fred Warner. Funeral services will be Friday, January 10, at Williams Funeral Chapel in Holden. Burial will follow in the Holden Cemetery.

WARNER, Curtis Alford
1921-1992
Holden Cemetery, Holden, Johnson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Curtis Alford Warner, 71, Warrensburg, passed away Friday, March 27, 1992 at his home. He was born February 26, 1921 in Holden, the son of Ben A. and Martha Ann (Ellis) Warner. He lived in Holden until moving to Warrensburg in 1949. Mr. Warner was an auto mechanic for Jerry Tally Motors in Warrensburg for many years before retiring. He was a Baptist and an Army veteran of World War II. He was a life member of VFW Post #2513 in Warrensburg and a life member of American Legion Post #131 also in Warrensburg. He leaves one son, Curtis Raymond Warner, Overland Park, Ks.; two daughters, Diana Durrill, Sedalia, and Linda Blankenship, Lafayette, Louisiana; one brother, J. C. Warner, State of Arizona; three sisters, Juanita Fleming, Overland Park, Kansas, Nell Charlton, Leawood, Kansas and Pearl Lowe, Kansas City; five grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; and two step-great-grandchildren. Graveside services were held Sunday, March 29, 1992 at Holden Cemetery.

WARNER, Joanne PATE
1923-2005
Wall Cemetery, Jefferson Twp, Johnson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Oct 17 2005 - Joanne Warner, 82, Clinton, died Friday, October 14, 2005, at her home. Funeral services will be held Monday, October 17, at Consalus Funeral Home with burial in Wall Cemetery. Joanne was born on January 6, 1923, in Neosho, Missouri, daughter of Robert C. and Maude Ainsworth Pate. She married Robert A. Warner on March 29, 1942 and preceded her in death on November 27, 1981. She worked at the Kreisler Drug Store soda fountain. She enjoyed cooking and visiting with her grandchildren. One of her greatest joys was volunteering at the Samaritan Center, which she did as long as her health permitted. In addition to her husband, her parents, one son, Robert Lee Warner and one daughter, Mary Ann Warner, precede her in death. Survivors include four sons, Larry, Lonny, Ronnie and Terry; one daughter, Mary Warren; sixteen grandchildren; ten great grandchildren plus numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

WARNER, Martha L. HOSTIN
1915-2005
Knob Noster Cemetery, Knob Noster, Johnson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Nov 3 2005 - Martha L. Warner, 90, Oak Grove and formerly of Knob Noster, died Wednesday, November 2, 2005, at Research Medical Center, Kansas City. She was born October 10, 1915, in Henry County, the daughter of Wilford Logan Hostin and Carrie Leona Johnson Hostin. On August 14, 1941, she married Burney Warner in Springfield. He died October 16, 1970. She was a 1933 graduate of Clinton High School. She received her Bachelor of Science and Master's degree from Central Missouri State University. She did teaching in rural Henry County and Johnson County until she began teaching junior high school at Knob Noster. She was a teacher and librarian from 1960 until her retirement in 1979 there. She was a member of Oak Grove First Baptist Church. She was a past board member of the Trails Regional Library in Warrensburg. She is survived by two sons, Derrel Warner, Clinton, and Marvin Warner and wife Sandra, Centerview; a daughter Carmen Hankammer and husband Phillip, Oak Grove. Her parents; a brother Wilford Hostin, and one sister, Marjorie Slack, also preceded her in death. Funeral services will be Saturday, November 5, at Oak Grove First Baptist Church. Burial will be in Knob Noster Cemetery.

WARNER, Ray D.
1939-2004
Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Warrensburg, Johnson Co, MO
Kansas City Star, Kansas City MO, Dec 4 2004 - Ray D. Warner, 65, Lee's Summit, MO, passed away Thursday, December 2, 2004, at Lee's Summit Hospital. Funeral services will be Sunday, December 5, 2004, at the Langsford Funeral Home. Graveside services will be Monday, December 6, 2004; burial in Warrensburg Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Ray was born September 8, 1939, in Warrensburg, MO. He was a graduate of Warrensburg High in 1958. He worked as a meat cutter for Safeway Stores for 18 years and was an avid Race Car fan. He was preceded in death by his father Fred Warner. Survivors include his wife Gloria Warner, of the home; two sons, Donnie Warner and wife Lori and Kirby Yates; two daughters, Shari Faulkner and husband Jim and Kim Hobbs and husband Steve, all of Lee's Summit, MO; one stepson, John Raney and wife Cathy, of St. Louis, MO; one stepdaughter, Sue Fryer and husband Mitch, of Dundee, OR; mother Frances Warner, of Lee's Summit, MO; one sister, Rene Bond and husband Rich of Lee's Summit, MO; 10 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

WARNER, Sarah Ruth WARREN
1927-1992
Medford Cemetery, Rose Hill Twp, Johnson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Sarah Ruth Warner, 65, Holden, passed away Saturday, April 25, 1992, at Golden Valley Memorial Hospital in Clinton. She was born March 22, 1927, in Medford, Missouri, the daughter of Elmo E. and Orpha (McCarty) Warren. She graduated from Holden High School and lived near Holden all of her life. On January 22, 1960, she married Charles H. Warner in Holden at the home of the Reverend Charles Nevels. She had been a sewing machine operator for Hipsh Tie Factory and Dunhill Manufacturing Company in Holden and then at Unifeme and Unitog Manufacturing Companies in Warrensburg. She was a member of the Medford United Methodist Church near Holden. She is survived by her husband, Charles H. Warner, of the home; three brothers, Louis Warren and Larry Warren, Holden, and Kelly Warren, Warrensburg; four sisters, Bessie Riner, Lee's Summit, Edith Ehlers, Concordia, Shirley Wiseman, Blue Springs, and Martha Everetts, Gunn City. Preceding her in death were two brothers, Richard Warren and Donald Wayne Warren, and one sister, Jessie Warren. Funeral services were Tuesday, April 28, 1992, at the Ben Cast & Son-Wood Funeral Home, Holden. Burial was in Medford Cemetery, Holden.

WARNOCK, Carla Ann MOBERLY
1957-2006
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Mar 8 2006 - Carla Ann Moberly Warnock, 48, Clinton, died Monday, March 6, 2006, at Golden Valley Hospital, Clinton. Carla was born August 29, 1957, in Clinton, the daughter of Wendell E. and Annah Lee (Rader) Moberly. She was a certified nursing assistant. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Clinton. Carla was a giving person and her last act of giving was the donation of her eyes to the Missouri Eye Bank. She was preceded in death by her father Wendell E. Moberly. She is survived by one daughter, Amanda Warnock, Sedalia; her caregiver Jerry Warnock, Clinton; her mother Ann Moberly, and one brother Gary Moberly and wife Carla, all of Clinton; one niece, Devin Moberly, and one nephew, Mark Moberly, and a friend Patty McCormack and granddaughter Emma. Memorial services were held at the Vansant-Mills Chapel, Clinton, on Thursday, March 9.

WARNOCK, Gloria Jean WARD PARKS
1929-1995
Englewood Cemetery (W), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Gloria Jean Ward was born March 12, 1929, in Clinton, the daughter of Ross and Fannie (Allen) Ward. She died November 27, 1995, at the Westwood Nursing Center in Clinton, at the age of 66. For a number of years, Gloria worked as the executive secretary for the Missouri Jaycees at their headquarters in Sedalia. On November 20, 1970, she was married to William K. Warnock. She had lived in the Clinton area for many years. She was a member of the Christian Church in Clinton, the Eastern Star and Beta Sigma Phi Sorority. She is survived by her husband, William K. Warnock of the home; her mother, Fannie Gilbert; two sons, Phillip Mikel Parks and Stephen Parks; one daughter, Gail Jaynee Parks, all of Clinton; three stepsons, William M. Warnock, Harrisonville, Douglas Warnock, Warrensburg, Jerry Warnock, Clinton; two stepdaughters, Cindi Schmedding and Melinda Bradley, both of Clinton; three grandchildren and one great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by a sister, Shirley Daugherty. Funeral services were held Thursday, November 30, at the Consalus Chapel in Clinton. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

WARNOCK, William Kenneth
1925-2002
Floral Hills Cemetery, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 17 2002 - William Kenneth Warnock was born May 6, 1925, at Rich Hill, son of William W. and Viola Gillis Warnock. He died April 3, 2002, at St. Luke's Medical Center in Kansas City. He was retired from Kansas City Power and Light. He was a member of the Clinton Christian Church, Clinton Elks Lodge, Clinton Eagles Lodge, American Legion and IBEW International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. Preceding him in death were his parents; first wife Babe L. Gulick; second wife Gloria J. Ward; one stepdaughter Gayle Parks and one step-great-granddaughter Asia Howell. Survivors include three sons, William M. Warnock and wife Angela, Harrisonville, Douglas E. Warnock and wife Cynthia, and Jerold P. Warnock; two daughters, Cynthia E. Schmedding and husband Jim, and Melinda J. Bradley and husband Jeff; two stepsons, Steve Parks and wife Debbie and Mike Parks and wife Linda, all of Clinton; one sister, Lois Ann Taber, Naples, Florida; 16 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren and close friend, Mary Brand, Clinton. Funeral services were held April 6 at the Clinton Christian Church. Burial was in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens.

WARREN, Doyne Michael
1953-1993
Medford Cemetery, Rose Hill Twp, Johnson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Doyne Michael Warren, age 39, Holden, passed away Sunday, May 2, 1993 at home. He was born August 10, 1953 in Clinton, the son of Louis and Alice Lillian (Warner) Warren. He lived near Holden all of his life. He served as Street Commissioner for the city of Holden from 1987 until 1992. Previously he had worked at Royal Industries in Holden, Stahl Specialty Company in Kingsville, and Waterloo Manufacturing in Sedalia. He was a member of Freedom of the Road Riders in Blue Springs. Surviving his passing are two daughters, Heather Warren and Sheena Warren of the home; his father and mother, Louis and Alice Warren, Holden; and one brother, Doug Warren, Holden. Funeral services were Wednesday, May 5, 1993 at Ben Cast and Son-Wood Funeral Home, Holden. Burial was in Medford Cemetery, Holden.

WARREN, Estel "Dean"
1935-2002
Laurel Oak Cemetery (W), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Sep 12 2002 - Estel "Dean" Warren, 67, Sedalia, died Tuesday morning, September 10, 2002, at St. Luke's Hospital in Kansas City. He was born April 12, 1935, in Windsor, the son of William Stone Warren and Ila Mabel (Coffey) Warren. On February 21, 1955, in Clinton, he married Gerry Mae Poole, who survives of the home. He was a self-employed diesel mechanic in Sedalia. He served in the United States Air Force during the Korean Conflict. In addition to his wife, he is survived by four sons, John Steven Warren and Stanley Dean Warren, both of the state of California; Christman Lea Warren, Dallas, Texas, and Ricky Lynn Warren, Sedalia; five daughters, Peggy Jean Britton, state of Arizona, Melody Dianne Humphrey, Jefferson City, Roberta Ann Bailey, Portland, Oregon, Kellie Rhea Seitz and Juliet Elizabeth Barman, both of Sedalia; a brother, Bill Warren, Windsor; three sisters, Betty Barber, Warsaw, Wanda Mae Dotson, Poway, California, Barbara Ann Williams, Green Ridge; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers and a sister. Funeral services will be Saturday, September 14, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial will be in the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

WARREN, Harold Glen & Harley Roy
1925-1948
Laurel Oak Cemetery (W), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Unknown Newspaper article - Brothers Killed in Collision - Wreck Occured West of Windsor Tuesday Night on Crest of Hill - Two Windsor youths, brothers, were instantly killed in a car collision about 11:15 o'clock Tuesday night and the driver of the other car involved was injured, when their cars collided head-on about 100 yards west of the Windsor city limits on Highway 52, on the crest of a hill. Windsor is 25 miles southwest of Sedalia. Dead are Harold Glen Warren, 18, driver of a 1933 Chevrolet coach and his brother, Harley Roy Warren, 22, who was riding in the front seat with his brother. Injured was Jennings H. Palmer, 28, Leeton driver of the other car, a 1940 Lincoln Zephyr sedan. The Warren brothers are sons of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Warren, who reside in Pettis county, four miles east of Windsor, on Highway 52. According to information received here, the Warren brothers had attended a social at the Baptist church in Windsor, and had taken Miss Doris Jean Lockard to her home, two miles west of Windsor on Highway 2. After leaving the home of Miss Lockard's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Arch Lockard, thay had driven a little more than a mile when the accident occurred. Skulls Fractured When the two automobiles collided, the brothers were thrown out of their car while Palmer was pinned inside of his automobile and it was some time before the doors could be opened to get him out. Both brothers suffered fractured skulls. Palmer was badly bruised and suffered lacerations. He was taken to a hospital at Clinton, where his condition was reported as serious, but it is believed, not critical. Sheriff R. M. Eberting and State Trooper J. A. Rick, of the highway patrol, made an investigation. Dr. R. S. Hollingsworth, coroner, was called and viewed the bodies, after which he called an inquest. It was held Wednesday afternoon the jury returning a verdict the two came to their deaths immediately due to a collision of automobiles. Funeral Thursday The bodies of the two borthers were taken to the Huston-Turner funeral home at Windsor. Harold Glen Warren was born March 10, 1929 and Harley Roy Warren was born June 10, 1925. Besides their parents they are survived by one brother, Bobbie Warren, 14, of the family home. They were members of the Windsor Baptist church, where funeral services will be conducted Thursday afternoon. Interment will be in the Laurel Oak Cemetary.

WARREN, Infant
1885-1886
Oak Grove Cemetery, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Feb 1886 - Died on February 3, 1886 (burial permit has Feb 10 1886), the infant child of Albert and Georgia Warren, aged six weeks

WARREN, James
1801-1888
Mullin Cemetery, White Oak Twp, Henry Co, MO
Death of an old Settler - James Warren, who died at his home in Lucas, in the early part of January, was a very old and respected citizen of Henry county, having come here about 30 years ago settling in Tebo township. He came from Cooper county. From Tebo township he removed to White Oak, locating in the neighborhood of Lucas where he has lived for about 20 years until his death. His age was about eighty-seven and death was brought on through the infinities of old age. His remains were interred in the Mullin cemetery.

WARREN, John L.
1844-1886
Mullin Cemetery, White Oak Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, 1886 - In the death of John L. Warren, White Oak township loses a most estimable citizen and well-to-do farmer. He died March 5, 1886 and was buried on the 6th by the Masons.

WARREN, Lillie CROY
1904-1991
Laurel Oak Cemetery (W), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Mrs. Lillie Warren, 87, formerly of Windsor, Missouri, died Thursday, November 14, 1991, in Independence. She was born April 28, 1904 in Laurie, Missouri, daughter of John and Hester Cantrell Croy. In 1942, she married Lee Roy Warren who died July 17, 1986. Survivors include three stepsons, Norris Warren of Blue Springs, Dale Warren of Fowler, Colorado, and Everett Warren of Independence; one stepdaughter Lois Pickett of Leeton; 21 step-grandchildren; 17 step-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be Sunday at Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor, Missouri. Burial in Laurel Oak Cemetery.

WARREN, Maggie CROY
1894-1969
Laurel Oak Cemetery (W), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
The Windsor Review, Windsor, Henry Co, MO - Funeral services for Mrs. Maggie Croy Warren, 74, who died November 5 at the Warrensburg Nursing and Medical Center were held Friday afternoon at the Gouge Funeral Home. Burial was in Laurel Oak Cemetery. Mrs. Warren was born Dec 23, 1894 in Morgan County, the daughter of the late John and Frances Croy. On October 16, 1929, she was married to Sherman W Warren. Five children were born to this union. The family moved to Benton County in 1931 and have made their home in or near Windsor since that time. Mr. Warren preceded his wife in death on July 8, 1959.

WARREN, Mrs. J. D.
n/a-1886
The Clinton Eye - Died, in this city, Monday, August 2, 1886, at her home on South Washington, Mrs. J. D. Warren of consumption. The funeral services were conducted at the residence Tuesday afternoon, after which a large crowd of mourners followed the remains to their last resting place. She leaves a kind husband and two children to mourn her loss.

WARREN, Olinda Mae SCHEELE
1922-1997
Laurel Oak Cemetery (W), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Olinda Mae Warren, 74, Windsor, died Friday afternoon, March 28, 1997, at the Golden Valley Memorial Hospital in Clinton. She was born August 5, 1922, near Roseland, the daughter of Harry Godfrey Scheele and Dona Belle (Williams) Scheele. On June 12, 1943, in Salem, Oregon, she married William Louis Warren, who survives of the home. Mrs. Warren was a homemaker and had also worked for the Windsor International Shoe Factory for 12 years and the Golden Valley Memorial Hospital for five years, before her retirement. She was a member of the first Baptist Church, Windsor. In addition to her husband, she is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Jerry D. and Janet Warren, Windsor, and a grandson, Eric Warren, Windsor. Funeral services were Monday, March 31, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial was in the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

WARREN, William L. "Bill"
1922-2004
Laurel Oak Cemetery (W), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, May 20 2004 - William L. "Bill" Warren, 81, Windsor, died early Wednesday morning, May 19, 2004, at his home. He was born September 18, 1922, in Coelleda, the son of William Stone Warren and Ila Mable (Coffey) Warren. On June 12, 1943, in Salem, Oregon, he married Olinda Mae Warren, who died March 28, 1997. He worked at the former International Shoe Factory in Windsor for many years. He was also a truck driver for the Foremost Dairy, Kansas City, and Tullis-Hall Dairy Products, Sedalia, for several years. He worked for Briggs & Tillman Gas Company in Clinton, retiring after many years of driving a gasoline truck for the company. He served his country as a member of the United States Army during World War II. He was a member of First Baptist Church, Windsor. Survivors include a son, Jerry D. Warren, and his wife Janet, Windsor; a grandson, Eric Warren, also of Windsor; three sisters, Betty Lou Barber, Warsaw, Barbara Ann Williams, Green Ridge, Wanda Mae Dodson, state of California. He was preceded in death by three brothers, LeRoy Warren in infancy; Stanley Ray Warren and Estelle Dean Warren and a sister, Veda Warren. Graveside services will be Friday, May 21, at Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

WARTH, George Fayette
1835-1906
Englewood Cemetery (W), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Missouri, Dec 29 1906 - The death of George F. Warth occurred at 11:30 p.m. December 26, 1906 at his residence, corner of Main and Wilson, from paralysis, from which he had suffered since September 18, two years ago. Born in Charleston, West Virginia, May 5, 1835 and came to Missouri with his parents in 1856. His was one of the sweet, unobtrusive natures that "vaunteth not itself, was not puffed up" and his first thoughts were always for those near and dear. He was one of a family of 10 children of George H. Warth, deceased. Sisters and brothers who survive are Mrs. P. J. Gaiter, Clinton; Charles H. Warth, Muskogee; Dr. E. J. Warth, Price, Utah; S. V. Warth, Nevada. Mr. Warth was married to Mary Ellen Sweeney in 1865 in Texas, bringing his wife back to Missouri where they made their home. Mrs. Warth died in 1889. Four children survive: H. L. Warth, Belt Junction, near Kansas City; Mrs. Clara Wymond, Warsaw, Indiana; Miss Anna Warth and Perry Warth, Clinton. Three grandchildren. In 1893 he married Miss Virginia Michael of Calhoun, who survives him. George F. Warth was bookkeeper in salmon's bank 37 years and was an Episcopalian and a Mason.

WARTH, George Harrison
1806-1896
Englewood Cemetery (W), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Missouri, Apr 11 1896 - George H. Warth, venerable and esteemed citizen, was born in Jackson, Ohio, October 12, 1806 and died April 7, 1896, at the home of a daughter Mrs. Dr. Kincannon in Walker, Missouri. He was married September 7, 1830 to Miss Mary English. They located in Kanawha County, West Virginia, engaging for years in the salt industry, then in 1856, he removed with his family to Henry County, spending a few months at Brownington, then known as White's Ferry. Mr. Warth finally located in Clinton in the hotel business, at the old Davis or St. Stephen Hotel for several years. He then spent a few years in Illinois, returning to Clinton to engage in civil engineering, a profession in which he was skilled and most devoted. He made the preliminary survey of the MK&T, then the Tebo and Neosho, from Sedalia to Fort Scott and the road was finally built on the line he had marked out. And to show the strong mental grasp he had on a subject, it will be remembered that a short time ago, a branch road from Eldorado Springs to Rich Hill, via Schell City, on a certain survey was being agitated. A few weeks before his death, when the matter was casually mentioned in his presence, he stated it couldn't be done - that he had gone over the line some years ago and found it wholly impractical. And the matter has since been abandoned. He is of a family of remarkable longevity. His oldest sister was the 1st white child born in Ohio - in Fort Marietta. Mrs. Hannah English of Jacksonville, Illinois, now in her 93 year. Mrs. Rebecca Michael of Calhoun is 84; Mrs. Julia Watson about 75 and lives in St. Paul, Minnesota; Judge John A. Warth of Charleston, West Virginia, an eminent jurist, is now 70 and all enjoy good health. September 7, 1880, Mr. Warth and his beloved wife celebrated their golden wedding anniversary. On March 5, 1891, the "mother in Israel" died at the age of 82. Uncle George then made his home with his son George F., visiting others of his children. Last fall he went to Walker and shortly after was stricken with paralysis. He was buried in Englewood.

WARTH, Mary Ellen SWEENEY
1844-1889
Englewood Cemetery (W), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Eye, Dec 21 1889 - Mrs. George F. Warth died December 21, 1889 and this quiet home lady leaves a large host of friends who were pained beyond words of expression by the sudden severing of the cord of life that bound her but their grief is naught in comparison with the loss to husband and children. Mary Ellen Sweeney was born in Clinton, December 22, 1844 and lived here until the breaking out of the war, when she moved to Texas with her parents and there was married to George F. Warth and afterwards came to Clinton. Joined the Cumberland Presbyterian Church in 1897. The eldest daughter, Alice is teaching music in Stillwater, Montana and the second daughter, Miss Anna, is one of our able teachers in the Franklin School. Two sons and one other daughter have yet to complete their education. George Warth has, for many years, been with the banking house of Salmon and Salmon and is well known throughout this part of the state.

WASEM, Frederick A.
1916-2006
Englewood Cemetery (W), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jun 20 2006 - Fredrick A. Wasem was born March 1, 1916, in Lenzburg, Illinois. He entered into rest February 24, 2006, in Surprise, Arizona at the age of 89. In 1937 he married Virginia Camp. He was an Army veteran of World War II. He was senior vice president of the Andover State Bank in Andover, Kansas, retiring from this position in 1978. Fred loved the out-of-doors and nature. He loved to fish and knowing Fred he had some fish stories to tell. Probably about how the big one he caught got about from this far from the bank. He liked woodworking and made pieces of furniture. After his retirement and moving to Tightwad on the lake, he built a guest house. This gave him great pride and satisfaction. He was a member of the Community of Christ Church, being baptized in 1937. He loved the Lord and lived a life of faith, hope and love. While living near Clinton, he and Virginia attended the Clinton congregation and when they were ready to move to Arizona, they made the statement that they loved the little congregation and wanted to continue to support the congregation financially. Each month Fred would send his check and sometimes there would be a little note enclosed, but not always. But each time on the offering envelope he would draw a "smiley face". He was a happy and loving person. Fred leaves his wife Virginia of 69 years, Blue Springs; son Dean Wasem, Surprise, Arizona, daughter Charlene Boyer and husband David, Lee's Summit, five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Graveside service was held Wednesday, May 31, at Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

WASEM, Fredrick Dean
1941-2009
Englewood Cemetery (W), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Dean Wasem, age 68 of Surprise, Arizona, formerly from Lee's Summit, Missouri, passed away December 28, 2009 after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Dean graduated in 1959 from William Chrisman High School, Independence, Missouri. He began his career in marketing with Southwestern Bell Telephone Company in the early 60's. He rose rapidly in management and worked at the company headquarters in St. Louis, Missouri. He started the first professional marketing and sales training center for the company in Dallas, Texas. He was a strong leader, coach and motivator of people. He was a role model for sales executives in the telecommunications industry. He was a strong competitor and his sales teams led the company results for many years. He was well respected by all those who worked with him. He finished a strong sales management career in 1990 and soon after moved from Kansas City to Surprise, Arizona. Dean liked all kinds of sports and especially enjoyed playing golf and boating with friends and family. He organized many golf tournaments for the company and built lasting relationships both in business and personally. He enjoyed and supported the KC Royals and KC Chiefs for many years and he made opening dates special for his friends and clients. Dean liked to laugh and enjoyed having fun with close friends and family. His personal qualities served as a magnet in attracting new friends everywhere he traveled. Dean loved his three children Sean, Tonya and Chad. He often talked proudly of them and their accomplishments. He was preceded in death by his father Fred A. Wasem and Aunt Verda Pasdach. He is survived by his mother Virginia Wasem of Blue Springs, Missouri and his sister Charlene and husband David Boyer of Lee's Summit, Missouri. He leaves three children and their spouses, Sean (Victoria) Wasem of Wakeforest, North Carolina, Tonya (Steve) Nester of Leesberg, Virginia and Chad (Becky) Wasem of Lee's Summit, Missouri. He also leaves four grandchildren and a host of great friends around the country. Dean never met a stranger. He loved people and was loved by many in return. Graveside services will be Saturday, May 29, 2010 at Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

WASEM, Virginia Mae
1917-2010
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Nov 2 2010 - Virginia Mae Wasem, born September 2, 1917, died on Saturday, October 30, 2010. She worked for the Fourth National Bank of Wichita, Kansas, from 1961 until her retirement in 1972. She was a member of the Community of Christ Church. A memorial service will be held in Independence on Thursday, November 4, at the Community of Christ Church.

WASHBURN, Lydia Florene ORMSBEE
1923-2001
Hillcrest Cemetery, Mountain Grove, Wright Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, May 7 2001 - Lydia Florene Washburn was born April 15, 1923, in Waynesville, daughter of Carl Leslie and Mabel Olentha Carter Ormsbee. She died April 25, 2001, at Clinton Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center. She was a secretary at Central Missouri State University for 20 years, retiring in 1986. She was a member of the Clinton First Baptist Church. She married Johnie Franklin Washburn January 25, 1941, at Manes, Missouri. He survives of the home. Preceding her in death are her parents; one daughter, Norma Lee Washburn, December 23, 1941; one son, Leslie Dean Washburn, October 11, 1942; one grandson, Kevin Lawler; one sister, Ethel Ormsbee, and two brothers, LeRoy and Ernest Ormsbee. In addition to her husband, survivors include three daughters, Patsy Lawler and husband, George Dean, Independence, Joyce Washburn, Mountain Grove, Sue Rabel and husband, Ron, Clinton; four grandchildren, Kimberly Williamson, Cedar Park, Texas, Randy Lawler, Independence, Bryce Rabel, Clinton, Emily Rabel, Springfield; two great-grandchildren, Kristen and Austin Williamson, both of Cedar Park, Texas; three sisters, Lillie Fulks, Sullivan, Jeretta Huey and Ruby Leach, both of Yakima, Washington. Funeral services were held April 28 at the First Baptist Church of Clinton. Burial was in Hillcrest Cemetery, Mountain Grove.

WASHBURN, Valera C. NULL
1908-2003
Laurel Oak Cemetery (W), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Feb 5 2003 - Valera C. Washburn, 94, Kansas City (formerly of Windsor), died Sunday afternoon, February 2, 2003, at Carondelet Manor in Kansas City. She was born June 20, 1908, in Pettis County, near Windsor, the daughter of Louis Herbert Null and Maude Evelyn (Martin) Null. On October 25, 1931, in Sedalia she married Worthington Benedict Washburn, who died January 6, 1969. She lived in the Windsor area most of her life. She was a member of the Brandon United Methodist Church. She is survived by two sons, Ragene Washburn and his wife Jo, Ashland, and Ernest Washburn and wife Mary, Stilwell, Kansas; a sister, Lucille Caldwell, Tulsa, Oklahoma; six grandchildren, Tammy Tice and husband Doug, Michael Washburn and wife Layne, Cynthia Malone and husband Michael, Troy Washburn and wife Denise, Wanda Atkinson and husband Craig, and Dann Washburn; four step-grandchildren, Teresa Green, Jeffrey Green, Tammy Green and Chris Tringer and Greg Green and wife Robin; nine great grandchildren; three step-great-grandchildren; a niece and husband, Zonnie and Dean Gardner, who assisted in her care, and many other nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be Friday, February 7, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial will be in Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

WASHELESKY, William Roy
1949-2005
Englewood Cemetery (W), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jun 22 2005 - William Roy Washelesky, son of William and Emma Jean (Slitzbaum) Washelesky, was born September 17, 1949, in Kansas City, Kansas, and died at Research Medical Center, Kansas City, on June 4, 2005, at the age of 55 years. Bill worked for General Motors in the materials department before he retired. He was married to Nina Kay Morris Washelesky. He lived in Kansas City and Warrensburg, before moving to the Deepwater area. He is survived by his wife Nina of the home; one son William Washelesky of Centerview; one daughter Kimberly Ann Driskill of Franklinton, Louisiana; five grandchildren, Chessa Driskill, Kaitlin Driskill, Courtney Driskill, Ashley Washelesky and Dustin Washelesky; three brothers, Steven Lane Washelesky, Keith Lane Washelesky, John Washelesky, and one sister Velvet Washelesky, all of Kansas City. Funeral services were held at Vansant-Mills Chapel Tuesday, June 7. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

WASSON, Ada V. HOOD
abt 1915-1996
Roscoe Cemetery, Roscoe, St. Clair Co, MO
Clinton Daily Democrat - Mrs. Ada V. Wasson, 81, Osceola, died Sunday, September 15, 1996, at her home. She was a homemaker. She was a lifelong St. Clair County resident. She is survived by five brothers, George Hood of Ms., Howard Hood of Cuba, Mo., Richard Hood of Salt Lake City, Utah, Ralph of Stewartsville, Jesse of Lorton, Va; one sister, Irene Sheperd-Quinn of Santa Ynez, Ca. Funeral services will be Thursday, September 19, at the Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel in Osceola. Burial will be in the Roscoe Cemetery.

WASSON, Retta Joyce KETCHUM
1941-2001
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Daily Democrat, Feb 22 2001 - Retta Joyce (Ketchum) Wasson, 59, St. Louis, born April 4, 1941, departed her earthly life Sunday, February 18, 2001. Joyce grew up in Calhoun, moving to St. Louis, when she graduated from high school. She received her RN degree from Missouri Baptist School of Nursing and for the last 30 years was a nurse practitioner for Planned Parenthood of St. Louis. She leaves to mourn her passing her husband of 39 years, Jim, of the home; a daughter, Lee Ann Wasson, St. Louis; three sisters, Judy Veuleman, Many, Louisiana, Carol Jean Ketchum, Clinton, and Nancy Ketchum and her husband, Len Cocke, Naperville, Illinois; mother-in-law, Mary Wasson, St. Charles; sister-in-law, Elaine Schlottman and her husband, Alan, Las Vegas, Nevada; two nephews, Billy Veuleman, Panama City, Florida, and John Veuleman, Shreveport, Louisiana, and a host of other relatives and friends. Joyce was preceded in death by her parents, Syble Ketchum and Kenneth Ketchum; a brother-in-law, Bill Veuleman; a nephew, James Michael Veuleman, and her father-in-law, James W. Wasson. Graveside funeral services will be Friday, February 23, at the Calhoun Cemetery, Calhoun.

WATERMAN, Harold Andrew
1924-2005
Englewood Cemetery (W), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Nov 21 2005 - Harold A. Waterman was born December 18, 1924 in DePue, Illinois and went to be with his Lord on October 27, 2005 at his home in Harrisonville, Missouri. He leaves behind his beloved wife of 27 years, Sheila of the home; his sister, Ann Whitacre and husband, Carl; his children, Michael (Shannon) Waterman, David (Kathy) Waterman, Janice Alley, Debbie (Joel) Burdman, Michelle (Todd) LaManna, Deedee (Ed) Reynolds, Cindy (Troy) Davy; his wife's children, Una (Ben) Boatman, Stacey (Randy) Maloney and Shwan (Randy) Moschetti as well as several grandchildren, several great grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews. Harold proudly served in the U.S. Navy from 1942-1945 serving aboard the USS Mobile known as the "Mighty- Mo" and attended many reunions. After retiring from service he earned his degree in accounting and went to work for Swift and Company in Chicago, Illinois. He was employed by Rodrique, Anderson and Somerville CPA's in Fortuna, California before retiring in 1992. Harold was an avid motorcyclist and belong to the Retreads Motorcycle Club where he enjoyed riding with his many motorcycle buddies. He will be greatly missed but never forgotten as he lives within our hearts. Private graveside services were held Tuesday, November 1, 2005 at Englewood Cemetery, Clinton, Missouri, under direction of Vansant-Mills Funeral Home.

WATERS, Reva Mae BRAMELL FERGUSON
1943-1998
Clinton Daily Democrat - Reva Mae Ferguson Waters, 55, Carthage, died Wednesday, December 23, 1998, at her home after an illness. Mrs. Waters was born January 18, 1943, at Clinton. She moved to Carthage in 1987 from Clinton. She retired from Schreiber Foods, Carthage. She was a member of Freewill Baptist Church, Carthage. Survivors include three sons, Benny W. Avis, Lake Ozark, Charles I. "Chuck" Avis, Clinton, and John Goodwin, Riverton, Kansas; three daughters, Mona L. Welch, Carthage, Revae Houk, Bellville, Texas, and Reda Kay Walden, Sedalia; her parents, Wesley and Erma Bramell, Clinton; a brother, Lester Bramell, Clinton; four sisters, Joyce Wright, Nancy Morrow, Marie Knight and Sheryl Kay Pennington, all of Clinton, and 17 grandchildren. Graveside services were Monday, January 28, at Fasken Cemetery, Carthage. Ulmer Funeral Home, Carthage, was in charge of arrangements.

WATKINS, Rachel Lynne
abt 1983-2005
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, May 17 2005 - Rachel Lynne Watkins, 22, West Chester, died suddenly Sunday, May 1, 2005, at her home. Born in Baltimore, Maryland, she was the daughter of David F. and Laurie Watkins of Landenberg, Pennsylvania. She graduated from Avon Grove High School in 2001 and was an honors student at West Chester University. She worked for giant Food Stores at their West Chester and Kennet Square stores. She was engaged to be married to Jonathan Stuart of Litchfield Park, Arizona. In addition to her parents and fiance, she is survived by her brother David W. Watkins of Landenberg; her niece, Brittany; her maternal grandparents, William and Amaryllis Miley of Clinton, and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Funeral services were held Thursday, May 5, at the Church of the Holy Trinity, High and Union Streets, West Chester. Interment followed the service in Birmingham-Lafayette Cemetery, 920 Sconnelltown Road, West Chester.

WATSON, Albert Junior
1929-2009
Laurel Oak Cemetery (W), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Albert "Junior" Watson, 79, of Windsor, Missouri, died early Thursday morning, March 26, 2009, at his home in Windsor. He was born May 26, 1929, in Windsor, the son of Albert Ross Watson and Eula Mae (James) Watson. On May 26, 1950, in Windsor, he married Mary Ellen Bell who preceded him in death June 9, 1991. On September 21, 1992, in Terrell, Texas, he married Judy Neuenschwander and she survives of the home in Windsor. Junior worked, for several years with his father, as a chicken sexor, traveling all over the Midwest. Later, he owned and operated the "Tiny Tackle Shop" in Windsor, for many years selling fishing equipment, lures and custom made fishing rods. Most recently, until his retirement, he had operated "Shorty's Hooks" a fishing hook distributor sending specialty fishing hooks all over the United States. Junior was a member of the Windsor Masonic Lodge #29. He was very interested in Boy Scouts and was a Scout Leader, in Windsor, for many years. Junior greatly enjoyed fishing. In addition to his wife, Judy, survivors include a daughter, Debbie Zinn and her husband Wiley, Belton, Texas; 3 grandchildren, Ary Franklin and her husband John, San Antonio, Texas; Jon Zinn and his wife Jennifer, Austin, Tx.; Laura Eitel and her husband Richard, Temple, Tx.; a great-granddaughter, Mary Grace Franklin, San Antonio, Tx.; a sister, Iris Pinkston and her husband Forrest, Calhoun, Mo.; a niece, Tisa Pinkston; 3 nephews, Scott Pinkston; Curt Watson; Jim Watson; and a great niece, Nissa Pinkston. In addition to his first wife, Mary Ellen, Junior was preceded in death by a brother, Donald Watson. Funeral services will be Monday, March 30, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial will be in the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

WATSON, Edith Christine
1901-1994
Englewood Cemetery (W), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Edith Christine Watson, 93, Clinton, died Monday, December 12, 1994, at the Meadowbrook Manor of Clinton. Funeral services will be Thursday, December 15, at the Consalus Chapel in Clinton. Burial will be in the Englewood Cemetery, Clinton. Miss Watson will lie in state from noon until 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Miss Watson was born July 27, 1901, the daughter of William C. and Hattie Belle (Johnston) Watson. She was a long-time Clinton resident and worked for many years as secretary for a local chicken hatchery. She is survived by cousins, Bea Burge and Floydena Culber, Tulsa, OK; Mary Catherine Wayman, Dallas, TX, and Dolores Brenenstall, Sacramento, CA.

WATSON, Jesse Otis III
1948-2004
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Sep 28 2004 - Jesse Otis Watson III, 56, Bolivar, died Monday, September 20, 2004, in an auto accident, nine miles north of Bolivar on Route PP, near his home. The son of Louise Sidwell Watson and Jesse O Watson Jr., he was born February 15, 1948 at Windsor. He attended his first two years of school at Davis R-9, LaDue. He was a graduate of Southwest Baptist University and completed his master's degree work at Baylor University. A resident of Bolivar since 1981, Jesse was a cattle rancher and a member of Bolivar First Baptist Church. He was a member of the board of directors of the Mastery Foundation and was a Libertarian Party candidate for state representative. He married Yin Lam on May 21, 1971. His father preceded him in death, also his paternal grandparents, Jesse O. and Dena Watson; his maternal grandparents, frank and Eula Sidwell. Survivors include his wife Yin; three sons, Travis Watson, Troy Watson and Price Watson, all of Bolivar; one daughter and son-in-law, Ashley and Chris Menefee of Springfield; his mother Louise S. Watson of Bolivar; one brother, David F. Watson of Bolivar. Also surviving his aunt, Laverne, and husband, Orval Lee Roberts, Clinton. Memorial services were Thursday, September 23, in Bolivar First Baptist Church. Cremation was under the direction of Murray Funeral Home, Windsor.

WATTS, William
d: 1890
Fields Creek Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
The Clinton Eye, Clinton MO, Saturday, Sep 13 1890 - William Watts, who lived in Fields Creek Township, died last week of consumption, and was buried in the Fields Creek cemetery. He was in poor circumstances and leaves a wife and several little children.

WAUGH, Edward Royston
1858-1931
Carpenter Cemetery, Chilhowee, Johnson Co, MO
Clinton Eye, Clinton, MO 1931 - Ed R. Waugh passed away at one a.m. Tuesday in the Wesley Hospital, in Kansas City, following an operation for what was thought to have been a stomach ulcer, but when he was operated on, they found it to be a cancer in a very advanced state, and his relatives were told that he would soon pass into eternity. When he was told about his serious condition, he had but one request, and that was to go home to die, but his condition was never so that they could move him. Mr. Waugh had suffered with a stomach trouble for many years, and since March the pain had been intense. When he became much worse, July 7, it was decided that an operation might help, and his brother-in-law, Dr. L. L. Smith, of Urich took him to the hospital, where he underwent the operation July 14. Ed Waugh was born February 16, 1868, at the home of his parents, the late Mr. and Mrs. John W. Waugh, who came to Henry county, April 1866, and settled 1 3/4 miles west of Norris. The Waughs were of English lineage, the great grandfather (actually it was a gr gr gr grandfather) coming from Northern England. Ed's first wife was Miss Mamie Witt. Five children were given to this union, a daughter dying in infancy. The surviving children from this marriage were Harold, Orrick, Mo., Royston, Archie and Neal Waugh of near Norris. There are eight grandchildren from the first marriage. His first wife died April 15, 1899, and he was united in marriage July 28, 1901 to Miss Pinkie Martin. Six children were given to this union. One son, Boyd died two years ago. The others are Milo, who lives at Lamar, Frank, Charles, Walter Martin Waugh and Eddie Elizabeth, all at home. He leaves two sisters, Mrs. L. L. Smith, Urich, and Mrs. Jim Adair, Chilhowee, three brothers, Dick Waugh, Clarksville, Ia; Will Waugh, Pampa, Texas and J. H. Waugh near Norris. The deceased united with the Norris Methodist Church when he was a young man, and had served on the Board of Trustees for many years. He was a liberal contributor, both of time and money, to this church, never sparing himself. He had strong convictions, and was frank to state them on all occasions. Mr. Waugh was held in high regard by his neighbors, which is always an index of true worth. He was just and ever ready to defend anybody or anything he thought was right, disagreeing often with his best friends, but everybody knew where Ed Waugh stood, and there was never a shadow of a doubt of his "being on the fence". His word was as good as his bond. His neighbors knew that Ed was the man to go to for help. He was hospitable, and enjoyed company in his home. He enjoyed conversation and was bright in repartee. A shrewd businessman, but one who never took advantage of anyone. He was a prosperous farmer, and no matter what the price of farm products were, he knew the way to make money, and at the time of his death owned a 490 acre farm, one of the best in the county. He will be missed much in his community, as he was public spirited and ready to do his share. A few months ago, when a new road was suggested to cross his farm, he not only donated a right-of-way, but said he and his boys would keep the road in good shape. He was fond of music, and the better things of life. He not only supported his church, but also his school, being one of the substantial patrons of the Norris consolidated district, and ever ready to help toward its progress. The Clinton Eye was always cheered by his visits, and we enjoyed the discussion of any issue that he might bring up. In fact, we know that one of our friends has passed into his reward. We do not feel that he is dead, as he had a spirit that shall live on and as we sit at the desk writing this we can see the keen flash of his bright black eyes, and the interest he had in life and folks. He loved his home and provided the best for his family. All were regular in church attendance, as he believed in "seeking first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all things will be added unto you." His children having had the rare privilege of being under his guidance to learn of the best things that life has to offer. He thoroughly understood his farm, and the raising of livestock, sharing his knowledge and the advantages of thorough study with neighbor and friend. He was a prominent Republican and counted it a high privilege to vote and have a part in the government of the land. Rev. Hargis, pastor of the Methodist church at Windsor, preached the funeral at the Norris church. The burial was beneath a wealth of flowers in the Carpenter cemetery.

WAUGH, Frank Milton
1906-1982
Carpenter Cemetery, Chilhowee, Johnson Co, MO
Kansas City Times, Jun 28, 1982, Holden, MO - Frank M. Waugh, 75, Blairstown, MO., (born Sep 25 1906) died Sunday in a nursing home here. He was a lifelong Blairstown area resident. Mr. Waugh was a farmer before he retired. He was a member of the Norris United Methodist Church in the Norris community near Blairstown. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Jessie M. Waugh of the home; two sons, James B. Waugh, Kansas City, Kan., and Walter W. Waugh, Grandview; four brothers, the Rev. John H. Waugh, Raytown, Milo Waugh, Princeton, Mo., Charles Waugh, Kansas City, Kan., and Martin Waugh, Clinton, Mo.; a sister, Mrs. Eddie Wehmeyer, Kansas City, Kan.; six grandsons; and two great-granddaughters. Services will be Wednesday at the church; burial in Carpenter Cemetery, Chilhowee, Mo.

WAUGH, Gertrude Julia ALBIN
1891-1935
Carpenter Cemetery, Chilhowee, Johnson Co, MO
Clinton Eye, Clinton, Missouri, Thursday, October 24, 1935 - Mrs. Howard Waugh died at her home, two miles north of Norris, on the Mrs. L. A. Tiffy farm, at 5 p.m. Monday, October 14. About four weeks ago she complained of not feeling well. She was taken to a physician who found she was stricken with an incurable malady, and the following Monday her husband took her to Wesley Hospital. She remained there until Friday, then she was brought home and death released her Monday. Gertrude Julia Albin was born September 1, 1891, near Leeton and spent much of her life in or near Henry county. She was united in marriage to Howard H. Waugh, April 24, 1912, and they were given three children: Sylvia, 19, Gloria Jean 11, and Raymond Lee 6. Besides her husband and these children, she is survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. D. L. Albin, Chilhowee, two brothers, Roy Albin, Blairstown, Chas. Albin, Watonga, Okla; and six sisters Mrs. O. T. Ward, Mrs. J. C. Davis, Blairstown, Mrs. Walter Doak, Chilhowee; Mrs. Lafayette Cunningham, Clinton, Mrs. Fred Shield, Gary, Okla; Mrs. Harry Lockabough, Watonga, Okla. All her brothers and sisters came for the funeral but Charles Albin of Oklahoma. In early girlhood, Mrs. Waugh was converted, being a member of the Norris Methodist Church at the time of her death. She taught in the primary department of the Sunday School and in every way lived as a sincere Christian should. She was a devoted mother and a loving wife, and during her last illness all was done that loving hearts and hands could do, but it was God's will that she leave behind earthly cares and sorrows and enter the mansions above. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday of last week at the Norris church. Burial was in Carpenter Cemetery.

WAUGH, Howard Harrison
1889-1948
Carpenter Cemetery, Chilhowee, Johnson Co, MO
It was with deep regret that his many friends heard of the death of Howard Waugh which occurred at St. Joseph Hospital in Kansas City at 7 p.m. Saturday, June 19, 1948. He had undergone two major operations, one at the General Hospital in Clinton, and the second in Kansas City. He had been home only a few days after his first operation when he again became ill and was taken to St. Joseph Hospital. Howard Harrison Waugh, son of the late James H. and Gertrude Haines Waugh, was born February 27, 1889, and died June 19 of this year. He was born and reared near Norris, Mo., and had resided all his life in the same community, with the exception of a few years in Johnson County. At an early age he united in marriage to Gertrude Albin who died Oct. 14, 1935. To this union three children were born; Sylvia (Mrs. Ray Wehmeyer), Blairstown, Gloria Jean (Mrs. Robert Norcross), Clinton, and Raymond Lee, of the home, all of whom survive. On Oct. 8, 1939 he was married to Mrs. Mabel Park Butcher who survives. Howard was a substantial farmer and stockman, public spirited, always ready and willing to help in the betterment of his community, being a member of the school and township boards and a trustee of the Carpenter Cemetery. He will be sadly missed but his earthly labors were finished and the Heavenly Father has called him Home, leaving an influence for good that will extend through the years. The family has the sympathy of all in this time of deepest sorrow, but theirs is a rich heritage, the memory and blessing of a life well spent in service for the Master and his fellowman. Funeral services were conducted at the Norris Methodist Church Tuesday afternoon, June 22. Interment was in the Carpenter Cemetery.

WAUGH, Hubert G.
1921-1991
Carpenter Cemetery, Chilhowee, Johnson Co, MO
Hubert G. Waugh, 69, Kansas City, KS, a former teacher, (born Jun 14 1921) died March 15, 1991 at his home. Mr. Waugh taught mathematics at Turner High School in Kansas City for 39 years before he retired in 1984. He was born in Henry County, near Norris, son of Royston E. and Martha Bellomy Waugh. He lived in Kansas City, KS since 1940. Survivors include his wife, Lorena Waugh of the home; two daughters, Peggy Waugh, Kansas City, KS, and Sally Helton Stilwell in Johnson County; a sister, Virginia Hunt, Clinton, and two grandchildren. Funeral services will be Tuesday at the Maple Hill Chapel. Graveside services will be Tuesday at Carpenter Cemetery, Norris, MO.

WAUGH, James Boyd
1933-2002
Carpenter Cemetery, Chilhowee, Johnson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Sep 25 2002 - James B. Waugh was born August 28, 1933, in Springfield, son of Frank M. and Jessie M. Edmondson Waugh. He died on September 14, 2002. He had a humble upbringing and made his home at Norris on the Waugh farmstead. His father, Frank, instilled in his boys, Jim and Pete, the value of hard work, the love of family and the love of God. Jim worked hard on the farm and loved it. It was a hard life coming from the Depression. Money wasn't earned on the yield of the farm, but survival. There were no extras, but they were full from the earth's bounty and with the love of their parents and the love of their Lord. After returning from the United States Army in 1955, he found he could do better by going to Kansas City, Kansas, to work, but his heart was always at the farm and vowed someday he would come back to live on it. In 1956, he met the love of his life, Patty Russ. He was working in Kansas City at the time and met her while visiting his parents, as he did every weekend. They were married the next year at the Norris Methodist Church by his friend and pastor, Rev. Bob Windsor. They made their home in Kansas City, Kansas, and raised their family there while Jim worked in the water department of the Board of Public Utilities. His sons, Frank Boyd, Charles David and James Dwight, were born within three years. Jim loved kids and he truly loved his boys as he tried through work, going to church and visiting his parents, to teach his boys the values that he learned from his parents. They were members of the Stephens United Methodist Church where Jim and Pat served as sponsors for the Youth Fellowship. Jim served young people in many ways, as a coach for 3 and 2 baseball, Webelos Cub Scout leader, camping chairman and Scout Master of Troop 5, a troop that had a history of producing many Eagle Scouts. He not only supported his sons in cross-country, swimming and track, he also supported the other boys on those teams and encouraged them to do their best. He loved those boys too and was there for them, also. He also served the kids in the church youth group. Besides wanting kids to be their best, he also wanted to show them the importance of God in their lives and how they could give their best to Him. God truly used Jim Waugh in making a better world for future generations by reaching to kids everywhere he went. It was by the power of the Holy Spirit that he was able to show the love of Jesus to all children, so they could experience God's unconditional love. This was Jim's way in serving the Lord. It was giving of himself. He has truly succeeded in this area, for now there are eight grand kids and they are all hard workers, they all realize that God was important in Grandpa's life and they know and practice the importance of family. In 1993, he fulfilled his vow to return to the home farm and to his home church. He was so happy here, teaching the grandchildren about his farm, teaching them to drive the tractor, hunt, fish and about the work that was needed on a farm. They all looked forward to the summer vacations when they could spend their time with their hero on the farm. I say that the life of Jim Waugh was a success in that he let God use his life to touch others, he was not his own. His thoughts were always to his family, neighbors and what he could do for them, without a thought of being too busy to care. His presence will still live on in his grandchildren and that they in turn will pass on the values of hard work, love of God and love of family. He may be gone but he is not forgotten. He lives within our hearts. Funeral services were held September 18 at the Norris United Methodist Church. Burial was in the Carpenter Cemetery.

WAUGH, Jessie May EDMONDSON
1904-1993
Carpenter Cemetery, Chilhowee, Johnson Co, MO
Clinton Daily Democrat - Mrs. Jessie May Waugh, 89, 310 East Franklin Street, died Saturday, June 12, at Golden Valley Hospital. - Jessie May Edmondson Waugh was born March 16, 1904 in Iconium, Mo., the daughter of Moses and Lydia (Mills) Edmondson. Jessie was a lifelong resident of this area. She was married to Frank Milton Waugh on August 6, 1932. To this union two sons were born. Jessie's education included four years of college and she was a school teacher for many years. She was a member of the Norris Methodist Church, Norris Extension Club, the Daughters of the American Revolution, a District Officer of the United Methodist Women, the Alumni Association of Southwest Missouri State University and an auxiliary member of the First Presbyterian Church of Clinton. For a number of years she wrote a very popular column for the Clinton Daily Democrat. She is survived by her two sons, James Waugh, Blairstown, and Walter Waugh, Grandview; one brother, H. P. Edmondson, Springfield; six grandsons and twelve great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband Frank on June 27, 1982. Funeral services were Wednesday, June 16, at Norris United Methodist Church. Burial was in Carpenter Cemetery, in Johnson County under direction of Consalus Funeral Home.

WAUGH, John Wesley
1892-1979
Carpenter Cemetery, Chilhowee, Johnson Co, MO
John Wesley Waugh, son of James H. and Gertrude Haines Waugh, was born March 4, 1892 and died April 30, 1979, at Chastain's Nursing Home in Clinton. On October 29, 1913, he was married to Ursel L. Gilliam, who died January 7, 1972. To this union was born one son, Lyle G. Waugh, who died October 26, 1969. Wesley was a victim of rheumatoid arthritis and walked with a cane for many years, giving up to a wheelchair about one year ago. Wesley is about the last of the Waugh family except some cousins who came to Missouri in 1866 after the Civil War and settled on the banks of Big Creek in the Norris community. For the past seven years, he had lived alone on his farm near Norris. Funeral services were held Wednesday, May 2, at the Norris Methodist Church. Burial was in Carpenter Cemetery.

WAUGH, John Wesley
1839-1910
Carpenter Cemetery, Chilhowee, Johnson Co, MO
John Wesley Waugh, son of Milo and Elizabeth (Kious) Waugh, was born in Montgomery County, Indiana, December 13, 1839, and died at his home in Henry County, Missouri, near Maurine, Sunday, August 14, 1910, after a serious illness of 48 hours duration. His age was therefore 70 years, 8 months, and 1 day. The Waughs were of Scotch extraction and in keeping with that noble race, of a decided religious mind. The families were Methodist, the given name of the deceased being that of the great founder of the Methodist church, John Wesley himself. The family of Mr. Waugh was immediately connected with that of Rev. Beverly Waugh, who was elected a bishop in the Methodist church in 1836 and served with distinction. "Uncle John" as he was familiarly called was well versed in history of Methodism as well as a well posted man in history and much of the best literature. He grew to manhood in his home county, and was married to Miss Mary E. Henderson, July 1860. Immediately after the civil war, in company with his brother-in-law, A.M. Butcher, leaving their families at home, the two men came west to hew their fortune in a then comparatively unsettled country. Forty-four years ago these two men settled in Big Creek Township in northern Henry County, and began the work of making homes for their families. At that time Henry county was in a great measure unsettled, and hard work was encountered by these men in building homes, but the forefathers had the stamina and will power to overcome difficulties that perhaps are lacking to some degree in the people of today, and soon had homes prepared for their families. The subject of this sketch, John Wesley Waugh, was married three times. By his first wife two children were born, William Waugh of Joplin, and Mrs. Mattie Darr of Holden. Six children survive from his second marriage, to Miss Julia A. Hamilton, April 20, 1865, J. Waugh, Edward Waugh, Richard Waugh, Walter Waugh, Mrs. Mary Smith and Mrs. Minnie Adair. All of these except Richard are residents of Henry County, he living in Iowa. All the children are honorable upright citizens, training their families in the Christian faith and devoting themselves to all things moral and high. A third marriage to Mrs. M. E. Shepherd was on September 26, 1888. She remains with the other relatives to mourn his death. In addition to the above two brothers and two sisters were present at the funeral, and one sister, Mrs. Alice Furman of Ill., was unable to be present. It is also a notable fact that there were in attendance at the funeral nearly one hundred immediate relatives. Mr. Waugh was always interested in church work, and up until 20 years ago when he suffered a stroke of paralysis and lost the use of his lower limbs, no one was more faithful in attendance. The esteem in which he was held was well illustrated by the number of friends and neighbors attending his funeral which was said to be the biggest in point of attendance in Big Creek Township. Interment was in the Carpenter cemetery four miles north of Norris. Mr. Waugh loved his family perhaps as few men do, and in return, all his children thought that he was one of the greatest men that ever lived. By his industry and hard work he gained a competency. Mr. Waugh superintended the work of his large farm personally driving over it each week, and had great affection for his faithful horse, which always carried him safely on his rounds. In his last hours he thought of the faithful animal, and it will be well taken care of during its lifetime in payment of its services to Uncle John. Great sorrow has been thrown over his neighborhood by his death. He was well loved as a father, neighbor, friend, and his kindly words and deeds will be missed by those with whom he came in contact. He has been a member of the church from his childhood and though deprived of regular attendance for a number of years he has been a supporter of the church and in his last days talked of his communion with God and his hope for the future. A good citizen (the best asset of a community and a nation) has fallen. The funeral sermon was preached at Norris M. E. Church south, Tuesday Aug. 16, 1910, and his body now sleeps in a steel case in the Carpenter cemetery north of Norris, Mo.

WAUGH, Martha A. BELLOMY
1897-1989
Carpenter Cemetery, Chilhowee, Johnson Co, MO
Martha A. Waugh, 91, Warrensburg, passed away Saturday, October 21, at the Research Hospital in Kansas City. She was born at Gates City, VA, on October 26, 1897, the daughter of Arthur Lewis and Mary Catherine Fletcher Bellomy. On June 26, 1915, she was united in marriage with Royston Eldon Waugh. To this marriage was born a son, Hubert, and a daughter, Virginia. Royston died on August 14, 1941. She started a nursing career in 1951 in Santa Monica, CA, and in 1952 transferred to Johnson County Memorial Hospital in Warrensburg where she continued nursing until 1973. Surviving is her son, Hubert Waugh and her daughter, Virginia Hunt. A brother, Rufus Bellomy of Chillicothe also survives. She was preceded in death by three brothers. Funeral services were held Monday, Oct 23, at the Ward Funeral Home in Chilhowee. Burial was in the Carpenter Cemetery, Chilhowee.

WAUGH, Milo
1909-1994
Floral Hills East Cemetery, Lee's Summit, Jackson Co, MO
Kansas City Kansan, Dec 16 1994, Friday pg 10 - Services for Milo Waugh, 85, Lee's Summit, Mo., will be Saturday at the Stanley and Son Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill, Mo. Burial will be in Floral Hills East Cemetery. Mr. Waugh died Wednesday, Dec. 14, 1994, at the home. He was born in Blairstown, Mo., and had lived in Mercer County before he moved to Pleasant Hill in 1984, and then to Lee's Summit in June of this year. He was a farmer. He was a member of the Calvary Assembly of God Church. Surviving are his wife, Velna Mae Waugh, of the home; three sons, Milo Edward Waugh, San Antonio, William Frank Waugh, Pleasant Hill, Mo., and J. Waugh, St. Joseph, Mo.; two daughters, Rosezella Elizabeth Keck, Lone Jack, Mo., and Katherine Louise Bowers, O'Fallon, Mo.; a brother, Charles Waugh, and a sister, Eddie Wehmeyer, both of Kansas City, Kansas; 11 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. (Note: Milo was born 13 April 1909, son of Edward R. Waugh and Pinkie A. (Martin) Waugh of the Norris community.)

WAUGH, Raymond L.
1929-2001
Mt. Moriah Cemetery, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
Clinton Daily Democrat, Mar 16 2001 - Raymond L. Waugh, 71, Kansas City, died Wednesday, February 28, 2001. He was born September 21, 1929, near Norris. He was the son of Howard H. and Gertrude (Albin) Waugh. Raymond attended grade school and Norris High School where he graduated. He attended Central Missouri State University at Warrensburg. He was a veteran of the Korean Conflict, and was a business owner for over 40 years in Kansas City. He was a member of the United Methodist Terrace Lake Church in Kansas City, a member of Southside Optimist Club, the Terrace Lake Methodist Men. His father, mother and a sister, Jean Norcross, Clinton, preceded him in death. His wife, Wanda; a daughter, Melissa Waugh, Kansas City, and a sister, Sylvia Wehmeyer, Urich, survive him. Services were held March 5 at Terrace Lake Methodist Church. Burial was in Mt. Moriah Cemetery in Kansas City.

WAUGH, Robert W.
1921-1991
Robert W. Waugh, 70, Mountain Home, AR, (born Aug 9 1921) died March 31, 1991. He was born in north Missouri and attended grade school and high school in Norris. In 1938 he married Margaret Schultz, formerly of Chilhowee. He had lived in the Mountain Home area for several years. He was the son of Neal and Stella Waugh, who are both deceased. Surviving him are his wife, Margaret; one daughter, Marilyn Thoads, Kansas City, KS; one son, David Waugh, Mountain Home; one brother, Dr. Kenneth Waugh, Canyon, TX, one sister, Mitzi Brassard, New Schenectady, NY, and several cousins around Norris. Funeral services were in Mountain Home with burial in Arkansas.

WAUGH, Walter Martin
1924-1988
Englewood Cemetery (W), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Walter Martin Waugh, 1005 E. Green St., Clinton, passed away January 30, 1988, at his home at the age of 63. He was born March 10, 1924, to Edward Royston and Elizabeth Allen (Pinkie) Martin Waugh on the family farm in the Norris community. Martin attended and graduated from the Norris High School in 1942. On October 2, 1949, Martin was united in marriage to Bonnie Jean Jones at Clinton. To this union were born four sons, Wesley Martin, Edward Allen, Michael Eugene and Thomas Ray. Martin served his country in the United States Army as a radio operator in the infantry. During the service, he was taken as a prisoner of war in Germany from January-April in 1945. His first employment was with the Frisco railroad as a carman. After this employment, he followed the occupation of truck driving for many years. He was employed by Browning Truck Line and The Claude Hayes Truck Line. In 1965 he went to work as an over the road driver for Clearfield Cheese Co. In 1973 he transferred as a mechanic in the Clearfield shop. He was a foreman until his health failed and required him to retire in 1983. He is survived by his wife, Bonnie, of the home; sons, Wesley, Edward, Mike, Tom; brothers, Milo of Pleasant Hill, Charles of Kansas City, KS; sister, Eddie Wehmeyer of Kansas City, KS, many nieces and nephews. Preceding him in death were his parents; brothers: Frank, Harold, Neal, Archie, Royston and Boyd.

WAUGH, Walter Scott
1877-1922
Carpenter Cemetery, Chilhowee, Johnson Co, MO
Clinton Eye, Apr 1922 - Walter Waugh Dropped Dead - At his home southwest of Norris Tuesday about 1 p.m. He had been in failing health for some time, suffering with hardening of the liver, which caused apoplexy. His physician had warned him that he had not long to live. Just recently he had suffered with most severe headaches, but had eaten his dinner that day and had gone out to do some work, when he dropped dead. Wiley Ross, who was in Mr. Waugh's employ, was near, but Mr. Waugh died before he could be gotten to the house. He was about 46 years old and was born on the Waugh home place. His wife was Miss Jessie Anderson before her marriage. She survives with their five children - Thelma, John, Claude, Woodrow and 3 year old Louise, all at home to comfort their mother in the loss of her beloved companion. He also leaves four brothers - J. H. and E. R. Waugh, near Norris; Richard Waugh, Iowa; Will Waugh, Oklahoma; two sisters - Mrs. Mary Smith, Kansas City; and Mrs. Jas. Adair, of the north part of Henry county. Deceased was a good man, a member of the Norris church. He stood for progress in his community and all mourn his death, which was just in the prime of life. The funeral was conducted at his late home Thursday afternoon, after which his body was laid in Carpenter cemetery. - LATER: Walter Scott Waugh, son of John and Julia (Hamilton) Waugh, was born in Henry county, March 23, 1877, and died at his home, near Maurine, Tuesday, April 18, 1922 of apoplexy. His age was therefore 45 years and 26 days. He grew to manhood in his county and was married to Miss Jessie M. Anderson, March 20, 1902. They made their home with his father, until his death in 1910. After that, they still remained on the old home place. Five children were given to this union: Thelma Agnes, John McDonald, Claude Anderson, Walter Woodrow and Hester Louise, all of whom are living. He was known and loved by a large circle of friends. He was a favorite among his associates, always jovial and kind to all. He had been a member of the Methodist church for 12 years and although deprived of regular attendance, for a number of years, he was always ready in its support. He was also a member of the Masonic lodge. The funeral sermon was preached at his home Thursday, April 21, 1922. His body now sleeps in a beautiful casket in the Carpenter cemetery, north of Norris.

WAUGH, Wanda L. STEPHENS
1935-2003
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Sep 11 2003 - Wanda L. Stephens Waugh, 68, Kansas City, died Friday, September 5, 2003, at the Menorah Medical Center. A celebration of her life will be Sunday, September 14, 2 p.m., at Terrace Lake United Methodist Church, 4500 East Red Bridge Road. Mrs. Waugh was born April 17, 1935, in Clinton. She was an active member of the Terrace Lake UM Church and the Elizabeth Benton Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. She was also actively involved with her husband, Raymond L. Waugh, in their family businesses. Wanda enjoyed gardening, spending time with friends, was an avid reader and especially enjoyed all types of animals. Wanda was preceded in death by her husband. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Melissa Linn Waugh and Bill Pearce; sister-in-law, Sylvia Wehmeyer, Urich, and her beloved cat, Alex. Arrangements were by Cremation Society of Kansas and Missouri, 8837 Roe Avenue, Prairie Village, Kansas.

WAYNE, Laura
abt 1875-1895
Mullin Cemetery, White Oak Twp, Henry Co, MO
May 11 1895 - Laura Wayne, a young lady of about 20, committed suicide by hanging last Friday at H. T. Mullin's south of Urich. No reason can be assigned for the rash act. Her remains were buried in the Mullin's graveyard Saturday.

WEANT, Marie McKINLEY
1904-1999
Benton Green Cemetery, Center Twp, St. Clair Co, MO
Clinton Daily Democrat - Marie Weant was born December 6, 1904, in Monegaw Springs to James and Icie Suggs McKinley. She died Sunday, March 7, 1999, at the Golden Valley Hospital in Clinton. Mrs. Weant is survived by two daughters, Kathleen Dyer of Lowry City and Dewy Hartley of Independence; one brother, James L. McKinley of El Dorado Springs, and one sister, Winnie L. Mitsler of California; 18 grandchildren, 29 great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be Wednesday, March 10, at the Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel with burial in the Benton Green Cemetery, Osceola.

WEATHERBY, Opal POTTORFF
1928-2003
Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery, Manila, Pettis Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Nov 3 2003 - Opal Weatherby, 75, Windsor, died early Friday morning, October 31, 2003, at the Golden Valley Hospital, Clinton. She was born January 6, 1928, in Spring Fork, the daughter of Herbert Garland Pottorff and Dinelia Eleander (Bethards) Pottorff. On July 22, 1946, in Leavenworth, Kansas, she married Arthur Roy "Bud" Weatherby, who preceded her in death. She was a homemaker and a member of the Calhoun Baptist Church. She also attended the Windsor Assembly of God Church. Survivors include three sons, Terry Weatherby, Kingsville, Gordon Weatherby, Lincoln, Paul Weatherby, Windsor; two daughters, Nancy Winn, Windsor, and Terri Walker, Leeton; 12 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren; a brother, Walter Pottorff, Green Ridge; a sister, Grace Chapman, DeWitt; numerous nephews and nieces. She was preceded in death by three brothers, Robert Pottorff, Virgil Pottorff and Leroy Pottorff; two sisters, Mae Stratton and Martha Carlson; two granddaughters, Sondra Mullen and Carrie Lee Ann Weatherby, and two great-grandsons, Zachery Oakes and Jacob Oakes. Funeral services were Monday, November 3, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial was in Antioch Cemetery, Manila.

WEATHERMAN, David James
1947-2011
Maple Hill Cemetery, Kansas City, Wyandotte Co, KS
David J. Weatherman, age 63 of Montrose, Missouri passed away at his home Tuesday, March 15, 2011. A Memorial service will be Saturday, March 19, 2011 at Armourdale Baptist Church, Kansas City, Kansas with inurnment in the Maple Hill Cemetery, Kansas City, Kansas. David was the son of Hezekiah Elliott and Holliebelle Agnes (Dixon) Weatherman. He was a retired Local 2 sheetmetal worker. He graduated from Bonner Springs High School, Bonner Springs, Kansas in 1966. He attended the Armourdale Baptist Church, Kansas City, Kansas. David was preceded in death by his parents and infant sister. He is survived by his wife Diana of the home; two brothers Roy of Overland Park, Kansas and Charles of Excelsior Springs, Missouri; and many nieces and nephews.

WEAVER, Andrew J.
1845-1905
Maplewood & Brownington Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Missouri, Mar 25 1905 - Died, Andrew J. Weaver, born in Milton, Rock County, Wisconsin May 9, 1845 and died March 15, 1905 after an illness of three days. He was married February 28, 1871 to Miss Lucy M. Neighbarger of Clarksville, Iowa. Mr. Weaver and wife made their home in Wisconsin until March 1885 then going to Kansas; In 1886 they settled at Brownington, where they have resided since. Mr. Weaver was a carpenter, an honest and respectable citizen, a member of no church. Besides his widow, leaves tow children, Warren W. of Brownington and Mrs. Albert Ritter of near Deepwater; seven grandchildren. Short funeral services at the D. C. Blanchard home, then burial at Maplewood.

WEAVER, Andy A.
1915-1994
Windsor Amish Cemetery, Windsor, Johnson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Andy A. Weaver, 78, Windsor, died Monday, December 5, 1994, at his home in Windsor. He was born December 27, 1915, in Applecreek, Ohio, the son of Abraham P. Weaver and Katieanne (Miller) Weaver. On November 15, 1938, in Wayne County, Ohio, he married Ida Elizabeth Yoder, who preceded him in death November 3, 1993. Mr. Weaver owned and operated the Weaver Leather Shop in Windsor, for about 15 years, before retiring in February of 1994. He is survived by three sons, Ivan Weaver, Windsor, John Weaver, Bedford, Pennsylvania and Abe Weaver, Flemingsburg, Kentucky; three daughters, Katie (Mrs. Samuel Yoder), Blach, North Carolina, Anna (Mrs. Kore Yoder), Flemingsburg, Ky., and Mary (Mrs. Leroy Yoder), Flemingsburg, Ky.; three sisters, Verna A. (Mrs. Henry Hershberger), Applecreek, Ohio, Fanny A. (Mrs. Melvin Troyer), Orrville, Ohio, and Anna A. (Mrs. Mike Kauffman), Orratown, Pa.; three brothers, Henry A. Weaver, Ohio, Dan Weaver, Fredericksburg, Ohio, and Abe P. Weaver Jr., McAlisterville, Pa.; 43 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Mr. Weaver was preceded in death by three brothers, Jacob A. Weaver, Harry A. Weaver and Emery A. Weaver. Funeral services will be Friday, December 9, at the Monroe Hershberger residence in Windsor. Burial will be in the Amish Cemetery, Windsor.

WEAVER, Anna Mae WOOD
1919-2001
Englewood Cemetery (W), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Daily Democrat, Jul 23 2001 - Anna Mae Wood Weaver was born to Viola and Roy Wood in Deepwater on October 5, 1919. During her childhood, she lived a short time in Appleton City and Peculiar. Her family returned to Deepwater when Anna Mae was in grade school and she called Deepwater her home for the rest of her life. Anna Mae died July 11, 2001, at Westwood Nursing Center. Anna Mae married Charles Clayton "Bud" Weaver on May 22, 1938. To this union were born two children, Evelyn Annette and Charles Douglas. Anna Mae greatly enjoyed her seven grandchildren, Ron McKellips, Jr., Sharon Tarwater, Lean Anna Foster, Melanie Weaver, Charles Weaver, Sarah Weaver and Seth Weaver. Her grandson, Troy Clayton McKellips, died at the age of two days in 1976. Anna Mae was also the proud great-grandma of 11 great-grandchildren, Kasi, Jessi and Justin; Jacob and Colten; Taylor, Cali, Laramie, Frankie and Brady, and Lauren. During her life, Anna Mae was very devoted to her family, always willing to give her love, affection and any help needed. When the time came she took care of her mother, Viola Wood, and her mother-in-law, Alma Herndon. After her son, Doug died, she looked after her daughter-in-law, Linda, and Doug's children. Annie, as everyone knew her by, was very active in her community all of her life. She was a pompom girl in high school. When her children were young, she was a member of the WSCS Women's Club, Booster Club, Cub Scout leader, home room mother and bible School teacher. Later in life, she was an active member of the Deepwater Senior Center, Deepwater Senior Housing, Deepwater Heritage Square and Deepwater Labor Harvest Picnic. She enjoyed the monthly card party with Uno Girls. Annie was a very talented artist and she was always willing to lend her time and artistic ability to any community project. She belonged to the Coffee Club which participated each year in the Deepwater Labor Harvest Parade. Everyone will always remember the Coffee Club's parade floats which featured eye-catching costumes and funny antics. Some years, Annie and Bud would work on as many as five parade floats. Another talent she had was as a member of the Kitchen Band, which played at the senior center and the surrounding nursing homes. Annie's contributions helped make Deepwater a good and fun place to live. Annie was an active member of the Deepwater Methodist Church and later, actively involved with the Deepwater Presbyterian Church. Annie came from a large family which developed a special closeness growing up through lean times in Deepwater. Annie's sister, Violet Marie, died at the age of three from pneumonia. In later years, the family's closeness continued through the large Wood family dinners extending to the fourth and fifth generations, with great food and where everyone was made to feel part of the family. With Annie gone, the only surviving members of her generation are her sister, Karen Etter; brother-in-law, Ron Witham, and sister-in-law, Georgetta Wood. Those who have passed on are Jewel and Boyce Miller, Jack and Doris Wood, Marvin Wood, Doris Witham and Kenneth Earl Wood. Annie's husband, Bud, died in September 1997. While her remaining family will miss her very much, we know she is now with God and we can only assume that there is a terrific family reunion going on in heaven. Funeral services were held at the Vansant-Mills Chapel on Monday, July 16. Interment was in the Englewood Cemetery.

WEAVER, Charles Clayton "Bud"
1916-1997
Englewood Cemetery (W), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - In the early morning hours of Saturday, September 27, 1997, Charles Clayton (Bud) Weaver died at his home with his family. Bud was born November 19, 1916, at Deepwater, the son of Charles Ball and Bertha Alma Townes Weaver. He graduated from Deepwater High School in 1934 and went to work at the Dickey Clay Company, where he worked until 1949 with time off while he served his military service in World War II, coining home with a Purple Heart. On May 22, 1938. Bud was married to Anna Mae Wood, who has remained by his side all these years. They had two children, Evelyn Annette McKellips and Charles Douglas (Doug) Weaver. Bud retired in 1982 from Golden Valley Lumber Company, after working there for 30 years. Throughout Bud's whole life, he was very active in community and civic affairs. He helped build the senior center in Deepwater and created and maintained many other buildings, structures and functional items for his hometown. He was very proud of his town and was always willing and eager to work hard to improve things. Bud was a member of the Fairview Housing Board since it began. He was also a longstanding member of the Heritage Square Board. Bud was an excellent carpenter, very creative and not afraid of hard work. He was always generous with his time, labor and materials. Bud was a quiet man, but a friend to everyone. He was very thoughtful and loving. Bud was preceded in death by his sisters, Mary Doris and Geraldine Biles; a brother, Bill Weaver, and both parents. His son, Doug, died in an accident March 2, 1985. He is survived by his wife, Anna Mae, of the home: his daughter, Evelyn McKellips of Deepwater, and his daughter-in-law, Linda Weaver of Deepwater. Bud's memory will live strongly in his seven much-loved grandchildren, Sharon, Ronnie, Lea Anna, Melanie, Charles, Sarah and Seth. He had seven great-grandchildren. The family and the Deepwater community all agree, Bud was a great man. He was always there for all of us. Funeral services were held on Tuesday, September 30, at Vansant-Mills Funeral Home in Clinton. Burial was In the Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

WEAVER, Charles Willard "Bill"
abt 1929-2001
Clinton Daily Democrat, Sep 24 2001 - Charles Willard "Bill" Weaver, 72, Lowry City, died Saturday, September 22, 2001, at the Sac-Osage Hospital in Osceola. He was preceded in death by his wife, Loretta; twin daughters, his parents and a brother. He is survived by Oscar Mayer (his pet Dachshund) and many relatives and friends. Funeral services will be Tuesday, September 25, at the First Baptist Church of Lowry City at 10 a.m. Burial will be Tuesday at the Pleasant View Cemetery, 5219 Nieman Road, Shawnee, Kansas.

WEAVER, Ida Elizabeth YODER
1919-1993
Windsor Amish Cemetery, Windsor, Johnson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Mrs. Ida Elizabeth (Yoder) Weaver, 74, of Windsor, died Wednesday, November 3, at her home near Windsor. She was born July 24, 1919 in Wayne County, Ohio, the daughter of Andy Joas Yoder and Anna Yoder. On November 15, 1938, in Wayne County, Ohio, she married Andrew A. Weaver, who survives at the home. In addition to her husband, she is survived by three sons, Ivan Weaver, Windsor, John Weaver, Bedford, Pa., Abe Weaver, Flemingsburg, Ky.; three daughters, Mrs. Samuel (Katie) Yoder, Union Grove, N.C., Mrs. Kore (Anna) Yoder, Flemingsburg, Ky., Mrs. Leroy (Mary) Yoder, Flemingsburg, Ky.; 43 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; three brothers, Dan Yoder, Independence, Ia., Eli Yoder, Stuarts Draft, Va., Andy Yoder, Jr., Tylertown, Miss.; two sisters, Mrs. Homer (Fanny) Miler, Belton, S.C., Mrs. Christ (Ada) Miller, Hazleton, Ia. Mrs. Weaver was preceded in death by a sister, Mrs. John (Emma) Troyer, who died in 1986. Funeral services will be Saturday, November 6, at the Monroe Herschberger residence, Windsor. Burial will be in the Amish Cemetery, Windsor.

WEAVER, Ida M. SMITH
1853-1937
Maplewood & Brownington Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Jul 1937 - Death came to Mrs. S. B. Weaver, one of Deepwater's oldest residents, at 10:55 a.m. July 1, 1937, at her home on North Main street. She had been an invalid for years, becoming worse a few days before death released her spirit from suffering. Her three living children were at her bedside during her last illness. Ida M. Smith was born December 24, 1853, in Scott county, Indiana, the youngest of 13 children. Her mother died when Ida was three, and four years later Mr. Smith died. Ida made her home with various relatives from the age of seven until she was grown. Ida M. Smith and Silas B. Weaver were united in marriage October 15, 1876, at Indianapolis, Ind. Two years later they moved to St. Clair County, Missouri, after that coming to Henry County to make their home, becoming substantial, well liked and respected citizens of Deepwater vicinity. Four children blessed the Weaver home. Ernest L., died when he was four. The other three living are: Mrs. Fred Rissling, southeast of Deepwater; Mrs. Garland Graham and Howard s. Weaver, Kansas City. Seven grandchildren also survive and one great-grandchild, also Miss Julia Strickland, lifelong friend and constant companion of Mrs. Weaver during the last few years. for so long had the invalid depended upon Miss Julia that in her last illness, the name Julia upon her lips meant to the bedside watchers that the fast failing sufferer wanted something. Upon Miss Julia she depended completely, calling her constantly in her last days and the name of her devoted friend was the last word she uttered on earth. In her early years Mrs. Weaver took the Christ way and joined the Methodist church, moving her membership to Deepwater when she came here to live. She enjoyed all church services and attended regularly as long as her health permitted. She lived a Christian life in the truest way - endeavoring to instill in her children the highest ideals of clean life, clean speech and good countenance before their God and their fellowmen. Her greatest joy in life was the visits of her children, which she looked forward to with eager happiness. She was an ideal mother, loving and kind, and a faithful, devoted wife to Mr. Weaver, who preceded her in death February 13, 1931. Rev. Hugh Sperry, pastor, assisted by Rev. George Gray, conducted the funeral at the Deepwater Baptist Church at 1:30 p.m. last Saturday. The body was carried to its final rest beside her husband in Maplewood cemetery at Brownington by Ray Graham, near Montrose; Dick Graham, near Ohio Post Office; Tom Downing and Howard Strickland, Deepwater; Harry Coss and Geo. Rissling, Clinton. among out-of-town mourners at the funeral were Messrs. and Mesdames Garland Graham, Harold Graham, Lester Peace and daughter, Howard S. Weaver and H. V. Weaver, also Viola, Margie and Clyde Graham, Kansas City; Miss Lucille Graham and Russell Huston, Marshall; Mrs. Louis Payne, Mrs. Oliver Wilson and Marian, Appleton City.

WEAVER, Mary Doris
1923-1926
Englewood Cemetery (W), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
LITTLE GIRL KILLED - A deep shadow of gloom was spread over Deepwater late Saturday evening when word was received from the Clinton hospital that little Mary Doris Weaver was dead. Little did her relatives think Saturday morning that their little loved one was entering upon her last day upon this earth. Saturday morning she went with her mother, Mrs. Charles Weaver, and grandmother, Mrs. S. C. Townes, to the building where the Baptist ladies were serving a chicken dinner. In the building is a number of old counters and these were placed to one side of the room. In playing about the building, the little girl attempted to climb on one of these counters when it toppled over, pinning her underneath. The counter was immediately lifted form her form and Mary Doris was rushed to Dr. Howard's office and then to the Clinton hospital. Skilled physicians did all in their power to save her, although they recognized at once the seriousness of her case. The counter is 18 feet long and weighs perhaps 500 pounds. The little girl's face was badly cut and the little head badly bruised and mangled. The accident occurred shortly after 11 o'clock a.m. and she passed away about 7 o'clock that evening. Mary Doris was born in Deepwater April 16, 1923, and departed this life December 11, 1926, at the tender age of three years, seven months and 25 days. She leaves to mourn her departure, her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Weaver, one sister, Geraldine, and two brothers, Charles and Billie; the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. S. C. Townes of this city, and Mrs. Mary Weaver of California. Also a number of aunts and uncles. Funeral services were held at the Baptist church in this city Monday afternoon. Burial was made at Englewood Cemetery at Clinton.

WEBB, Alvia Wesley
1927-2011
Caplinger Mills Cemetery, Caplinger Mills, Cedar Co, MO
Alvia Wesley Webb 84, of Windsor, Missouri passed away at St. Lukes Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri on March 11, 2011. Alvia was born February 15, 1927 in Henry County, Missouri to John Oliver and Helena (Gray) Webb. He worked for Sears Roebuck first as a service teck. In Kansas City, Missouri, and later, as a Service Manager in Lubbock, Texas. Alvia was preceded in death by his parents, three sisters and wife Myrna Webb. Surviving of the home, his wife Judyth, one son Jeffrey Webb, three daughters, Scherry Webb, Jeanette Dunn, Janet Bowden, two stepsons, three stepdaughters, ten grandchildren, eleven step-grandchildren, eight great grandchildren, 6 step-great grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter. Services will be Tuesday Mar 15, 2011 at Brumback Funeral Home. Burial will be in Caplinger Mills Cemetery.

WEBB, James
1821-1893
Shawnee Mound Cemetery, Shawnee Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Jan 7 1893 - James Webb died at his home near Shawnee Mound on the 6th. Born in Baltimore, Md. May 25, 1821 and in 1867 became a resident of this county. His wife and 9 children survive him. In 1866 he was converted and, the following spring, joined the Cumberland Presbyterian Church and has been a faithful worker in the Master's vineyard since. Laid to rest in the cemetery in Shawnee.

WEBB, James D.
1937-2005
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Sep 21 2005 - James Webb, 68, Smiths Grove, Kentucky, died Tuesday morning, September 20, 2005, at his home. He had been ill following heart surgery in March and also suffered from cancer and had been taking radiation. Survivors include his sister Wilma Wilson of Deepwater. Mr. Webb was born in Henry County in the Windsor area to William Webb and Mae Evans Webb, who died when Mr. Webb was around a year old. Mr. Webb retired from General Motors, and had worked at the plant in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Survivors include his sister Wilma Wilson, also several nieces and nephews. Arrangements for the funeral services were incomplete. Mr. Webb had been an active member of the Masonic Lodge in Smith Grove.

WEBB, John Albert Jr.
1958-2003
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, May 28 2003 - John Albert Webb, Jr., Windsor, died Monday, May 26, 2003, at this home in Windsor as the result of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. He was born September 23, 1958, in Ransomville, New York, the son of John Albert Webb Sr. and Marjorie (Hamond) Webb. On October 24, 2002, in Miami, Oklahoma, he married Jacqueline Michelle Scrape, who survives of the home. He was an over-the-road truck driver for six years with Total Logistic control based in Zeelend, Michigan. He served in the United States Army and was a member of the Owner/Operator Independent Drivers Association of Blue Springs. In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, John Albert "Tres" Webb III, Little Valley, New York; two daughters, Melissa and Amanda Webb, also of Little Valley, New York; two brothers, Frank Webb, state of North Carolina, and Robert Webb, Salamaca, New York; two sisters, Barbara Burke, Allegany, New York, and Dorothy Webb, state of North Carolina, and several nieces and nephews. Also surviving is his best pal, Cocker Spaniel, Mooch. He was preceded in death by his parents. The body will be cremated.

WEBB, Margaret Ann GATES
1935-2002
Englewood Cemetery (W), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Sep 25 2002 - Margaret Ann Webb was born July 6, 1935, in Henry County, the daughter of Harry Graham Gates and Jewell Whitchurch Gates. For 67 years she used her unique gifts and personality to make this a better world, first in North Kansas City, then in Broken Arrow and Tulsa, Oklahoma. She died Thursday, September 12, 2002, at the Select Specialty Hospital in Tulsa. Margaret's career was that of a medical records coder for the North Kansas City Hospital and St. Francis Hospital of Tulsa, Oklahoma. Beyond her vocation, she enjoyed traveling and seeing new places. She will be remembered as a strong, courageous woman who did her best to make things good for everyone around and for the way she made decisions ahead of time (such as a living will) to make things easier for others. Margaret was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Everett Gates. She is survived by her husband, David Webb, of the home, in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma; two sons, Mark Webb and his wife Mary, Kansas City, and Matthew Webb of Mason, Tennessee; two daughters, Rebekah Ryczek and her husband William, Holt, and Deborah Mattingly and her husband Herbert, Moody; one brother, Harry Lee Gates and his wife Jackie, Sherman, Texas; seven grandchildren and one great-grandson. Funeral services were held at the Vansant-Mills Funeral Chapel on Monday, September 16. Burial was in the Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

WEBB, Nancy Ellen ELAM
1853-1936
Shawnee Mound Cemetery, Shawnee Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Oct 1936 - Mrs. Robert H. Webb died Monday morning at 2:15 at the home of her daughter, Mrs. J. B. Bradford, east of Montrose near Uneeda store, after a long illness. Nancy Ellen Elam was born November 11, 1853 near Mulberry, Ill. May 21, 1871 she was united in marriage to Robert H. Webb, who preceded her in death about five years ago. To this union seven children were given, four of whom are living. When a young girl she united with the Cumberland Presbyterian Church at Shawnee Mound, but since going to live with her daughter she had united with the M. E. Church, South at Teays Chapel. She always enjoyed attending church services when her health permitted, but during the past several years had been in declining health and the last six months had suffered intense pain. Her two daughters did everything possible to relieve her suffering. She was a loving, faithful wife and mother, and a kind friend to everyone, always ready to do good to those about her. Deceased is survived by her children, James Webb of Kansas City, Ollie Webb, north of Clinton, Mrs. J. W. Fewel, Coal, and Mrs. Lula Bradford, east of Montrose, with whom she had made her home the past several months; two sisters, Mrs. E. J. Carpenter, Centerview, Mo.; and Mrs. Annie Enyart, Monte Bella, Calif.; one brother, Leroy Elam, River, Calif.; a half-sister Mrs. Naomi Reed of California; 17 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild, other relatives and a host of friends. All four of the children were at her bedside when she passed away. Funeral services were held Tuesday at Shawnee Mound. Pall bearers were her grandsons, Kinsey Fewel, Lyle Webb, Joe Lupton, Johnnie Yeager, Robert Bradford, and a nephew Jim Carpenter. Flower girls were Laura Pearl and Louise Webb, Flossie Yeager, Violet Lupton, Reta and Hazel Webb.

WEBB, Paul L.
1928-2003
Englewood Cemetery (W), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Feb 24 2003 - Paul L. Webb, 74, Byrum, Mississippi and formerly of Clinton, died Friday, February 21, 2003, at Willow Creek Retirement Center, Byrum, Mississippi. Cremation with graveside services at Englewood Cemetery, Clinton. He was born in Clinton and had lived in Byrum for the past six years. He served in the United States Air Force and was a retired roofing contractor. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Webb, and a son, Tim Webb. He is survived by one son, Mike Webb, Richardson, Texas; one daughter, Ruth Different of Byrum, Mississippi; one sister, Helen Honn, Independence, as well as eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

WEBB, Sharon M. BORGFIELD
1951-2001
Oaklawn Cemetery, Buffalo, Dallas Co, MO
Clinton Daily Democrat, Aug 14 2001 - Sharon Webb, 50, Clinton, died Sunday, August 12, 2001, at Westwood Nursing Center. Graveside services will be held Thursday, August 16, at Oaklawn Cemetery, Buffalo. She was born January 15, 1951, at Cape Girardeau, daughter of Leroy and Mata Louise Rubel Borgfield. She moved to Clinton a year ago from Springfield. Survivors include her fiance, Noble Shelton, of the home; three sons, Brian Lape, Fort Bragg, North Carolina, Doyle Webb, Houston, Texas, Dalton Webb of the home; two brothers, David Borgfield, Millerville, and Daryle Borgfield, Cape Girardeau; one sister, Vickie Stanford.

WEBER, James Wade
1924-2004
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Nov 16 2004 - James Wade Weber, 80, Williamstown, died Thursday, November 11, 2004, in Keokuk Area Hospital at Keokuk, Iowa. He was born January 16, 1924, in Clark County, a son of Alva R. and Ella Mae Shumate Weber. He graduated from Williamstown High School in 1942 and was a lifelong resident and farmer of Clark County. He was a member of Liberty Baptist Church. On July 2, 1977, Wade and Evelyn Rector Hines were married at Liberty Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife Evelyn of Williamstown; stepson Rick Hines of LaPlata; stepdaughter Kristy Haskin and her husband Dave, Clinton; step-grandsons Wyeth Hines of Blue Springs and Spence Hines of Shawnee, Kansas; sisters-in-law, Barbara Weber of Quincy, Illinois, and Betty Ebeling of Kahoka; brother-in-law Edward Anderson of Wyaconda; also many nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents; twin brother Wayne; brothers Ernest, Ross and Wallace Weber, and a sister Roberta Hulen. Funeral services were held Sunday, November 14, at Liberty Baptist Church.

WEBER, Lois Rose KING
1931-2007
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Sep 5 2007 - Lois Weber, born December 17, 1931, in Humbolt, Kansas, passed away peacefully in her home in Clinton on August 15, 2007, after battling cancer. She will be deeply missed by her seven remaining children, Claudia (David) Matthes of Blue Mound, Kansas, Deborah (Bob) Winkle of Gardiner, Montana, Michael (Debbie) Weber of Clinton, Russa Weber of Clinton and Douglas Weber of Windsor, Kimberly (Butch) Kedigh of Urich and Rachelle (Erik) Roither of Garden City. She is also survived by her three brothers, Donald (Lola) King of Lake Havasue City, Arizona, Valentine (Phyllis) King of Fresno, California, and Clifford (Dianne) King of Clovis, California, and one sister-in-law, Charlotte (Jim) Shaw of White Lake, Michigan. Lois worked at Golden valley Hospital, Clinton, in the dietary department. She also worked at Golden valley Hospital, Clinton, in the dietary department. She also worked at Westwood Nursing Home in Clinton. She was a member of the Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Clinton. Lois was preceded in death by her parents, Henry Adam King and Martha Elizabeth King of Piqua, Kansas; four of her brothers, Walter King of Piqua, Kansas, Richard King of White Lake, Michigan, David King and Gerald King, both of Piqua, Kansas, and one sister, Dorothy King, also of Piqua, Kansas. Lois was also preceded in death by three of her children, Stephen Weber of Montrose, Timothy Weber of Cleveland, Ohio, and Nancy Weber of Montrose. Lois enjoyed working in her garden, sewing for her family, reading books and traveling across the United States. She also enjoyed spending time with her 16 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren, whom she dearly loved. She considered her family and legacy her greatest accomplishment. Lois was greatly loved by all who knew her and she cared deeply for her family and friends, was well. She will be sincerely missed by all. Funeral services were held Monday, August 20, at Vansant-Mills Chapel, Clinton. Cremation followed.

WEBSTER, Dorothy
abt 1948-2004
Englewood Cemetery (W), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Nov 16 2004 - Dorothy Webster, 56, Clinton, died Friday, November 5, 2004, at Westwood Nursing Home. She was the daughter of Orvil Franklin Webster and Zelma Pearl Iiams. She was a member of the Allen Street Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by one son, Patrick Webster; her parents; three brothers and one sister. Surviving is a son, Tim Webster, Clinton; three brothers, James Webster, Kansas City, Eldon Webster and wife Joyce, Clinton, Danny Webster, Clinton; three sisters, Shirley Mothersbaugh and husband Raymond, Clinton, Alice Collins and husband Arthur, Clinton, Linda Webster, Clinton. Graveside services will be at Englewood Cemetery.

WEBSTER, Fannie Jean MACE
1940-2013
Laurel Oak Cemetery (W), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Jean Webster, 73, of Green Ridge, Missouri, died Friday morning, December 20, 2013, at her home in Green Ridge. She was born September 1, 1940, in Richmond, Mo., the daughter of William Ray Mace and Ester Kate (Thomas) Mace. On September 9, 1954, in Warsaw, Mo., she married Richard Vernon Webster who survives of the home. Jean was a nurse for many years working at the former Windsor Hospital and the Golden Valley Memorial Hospital until her retirement in 1980. She enjoyed bowling, collecting antique glass wear and spending time with her family. In addition to her husband, Jean is survived by 4 daughters, Debbie Booyer, Calhoun, Mo.; Donna Ream, Green Ridge, Mo.; Jacqueline Hurt, Kansas City, Kansas; Janice Webster, Sedalia, Mo.; 11 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; 2 brothers, William Ray Mace, Jr., Warsaw, Mo.; Wesley Edwards Mace, Lincoln, Mo.; 3 sisters, Bonnie June Roark, Warsaw, Mo.; Mary JoAnn Briscoe, Warsaw, Mo.; Rosa Lee Johnson, Demming, New Mexico; numerous nieces and nephews. Jean was preceded in death by a son, Larry Allen Webster; a brother, James Allen Mace and a son-in-law, Fred Ream. Funeral services will be Monday, December 23, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial will be in the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

WEBSTER, Matilda Jane WEBSTER
1823-1880
Page Cemetery, Big Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
The Henry County Democrat, Clinton MO, Thursday, Aug 5 1880 - DIED - Mrs. Matilda Webster, wife of P. R. Webster, departed this life Wednesday, the 28th at her residence in Big Creek township. She leaves a husband, several children and a host of friends to mourn her loss. Mrs. Webster was a devoted wife, a kind and affectionate mother, loved by all who knew her. She will be sadly missed. She was a consistent member of the Baptist church, and had been for several years. Her remains were interred in the Page cemetery, two miles west of Huntingdale on Thursday morning. The family have the sympathy of the people in general.

WEBSTER, Richard Vernon
1932-2014
Laurel Oak Cemetery (W), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Richard V. Webster, 81, of Green Ridge, Missouri, died Wednesday evening, June 25, 2014 at his home in Green Ridge. He was born September 22, 1932, in St. John, Kansas, the son of Orville Webster and Edna Pearl (Baker) Webster. On September 9, 1954, in Warsaw, Mo., he married Fannie Jean Mace and she preceded him in death December 20, 2013. Mr. Webster worked for Beechcraft Aircraft and Boeing Aircraft, in Wichita, Kansas for some time and then at the former Alcan Cable in Sedalia, retiring after 25 years. He served his country as a member of the United States Navy during the Korea Conflict. Survivors include 4 daughters, Debbie Booyer, Calhoun, Mo.; Donna Ream, Green Ridge, Mo.; Jacqueline Hurt, Kansas City, Kansas; and Janice Webster, Sedalia, Mo.; 11 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; 2 sisters, Minnie Roach, Beaverton, Oregon, and Elizabeth Brown, Nevada, Mo.; and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by a son, Larry Allen Webster and a sister, Margaret Fewelling. Funeral services will be Monday, June 30, 2014, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial will be in the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

WEBSTER, Russell Junior
abt 1930-2004
Macks Creek Cemetery, Macks Creek, Camden Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Sep 9 2004 - Russell Junior Webster, 74, Osceola, formerly of Belton, died Tuesday, September 7, 2004, at his home. Funeral services will be Friday, September 10, at 11 a.m. at Sheldon-Goodrich chapel, Osceola, with burial in Macks Creek Cemetery at 2 p.m.

WEBSTER, Velma M. COLE
1924-2005
Englewood Cemetery (W), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, May 19 2005 - Velma M. Webster, 81, Clinton, died Tuesday, May 17, 2005, at Golden Valley Hospital. She was born April 10, 1924, in Barry County. She was preceded in death by her husband, E. A. (Al) Webster, in 1997. Survivors include one son, Charles Gilliland, Paola, Kansas; two daughters, Linda Gomez, Olathe, Kansas, and Carolyn Gilliland, Clinton; one sister, Georgia Pendergraft, Granby; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Graveside services will be held 2:30 p.m. Friday, May 20, at Englewood Cemetery, under the direction of Consalus Funeral Home.

WEESS, Harold E.
1932-2005
Englewood Cemetery (W), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, May 31 2005 - Harold E. Weess, 73, Clinton, died Thursday, May 26, 2005, at St. Luke's Hospital in Kansas City. He was born March 4, 1932, to Albert and Goldie (Krewson) Weess. In September 1952 he married Velma Huff, who died December 8, 1999. He was a lifelong resident of Clinton. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; son Kenneth Lynn Weess, and brother James Weess. He is survived by one son Dennis Weess and wife LeAnn, Lowry City; brother Charles Weess, Warrensburg; three half-brothers, Bob Compton, Ivan Compton and Clyde Compton, all of Warrensburg; one half-sister Janice Compton Angel; four grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; two aunts, Yvonia Casey and Pansy Huard, both of Richland, Washington; several cousins, nieces and nephews from Missouri, Arizona and Washington. Graveside services will be held Wednesday, June 1, at Englewood Cemetery.

WEESS, Kathryn Louise
1936-2005
Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Warrensburg, Johnson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Dec 8 2005 - Kathryn Louise Weess, 69, Knob Noster, died Tuesday, December 6, 2005, at Western Missouri Medical Center. She was born November 1, 1936, in Iola, Kansas, the daughter of Merritt Franklin and Josephine Bremer Franklin. On February 20, 1953, she and Charles "Charlie" Weess were married in Humboldt, Kansas. He survives of the home. She attended Humboldt High School, worked as a waitress, a seamstress for Unitog Company in Warrensburg and she later worked at Wal-Mart in Warrensburg from 1975-1993 where she retired. She lived in Warrensburg most of her life, except from 1993-2001 when they lived in Warsaw. She was a past member of the Warrensburg Women Elks. Survivors include her husband; five children, Mary Kathryn Collins and husband Robert, Knob Noster, Charles Ronall Weess and wife Kyla, Denison, Texas, Rose Elizabeth Beamgard, Knob Noster, Kelli Frazier and husband Scott, Warrensburg, and Andrea Swope, Knob Noster; a sister, Opal Potter, Shawnee Mission, Kansas; a brother Howard Franklin, Kansas City. Her parents; two brothers, Robert and Harold Franklin, and one sister Vivian Kile, preceded her in death. Funeral services will be Sunday, December 11, at Sweeney-Phillips & Holdren Funeral Home in Warrensburg. Burial will be in Warrensburg Memorial Garden Cemetery.

WEESS, Rosena Marie ROTERT
1904-1995
Englewood Cemetery (W), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Rosena Weess, 90, Montrose, died early Monday morning, January 16, 1995, at the Westwood Nursing Home in Clinton. She was a member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Montrose. She was married to Maurice Joseph Weess of Clinton who passed away August 23, 1938. Survivors include one son, Paul Joseph Weess of Grain Valley; one brother, Ted Rotert of Clinton; two sisters, Minnie Trotwein of St. James, and Theresa Lesmeister of Butler; three granddaughters, Anna Straka of Raytown, Terrie Drummond of Blue Springs and Peggy James of Memphis, Tennessee; 11 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held on January 19, 1995, at the Immaculate Comception Catholic Church in Montrose. Burial was in the Englewood Cemetery in Clinton.

WEHMEYER, Betty Jo SKAGGS
1927-1996
Garden City Cemetery, Garden City, Cass Co, MO
Clinton Daily Democrat - Mrs. Betty Jo Wehmeyer, Creighton, was born September 19, 1927, near Humansville, the daughter of Walter and Anne (Dixon) Skaggs. She died Friday, July 5, 1996, at her home near Creighton, at the age of 68 years, nine months and 16 days. On June 17, 1946, Betty was united in marriage to George Jewell Wehmeyer in Mound City, Kansas. Betty was a homemaker and a former rural school teacher. She was a Baptist and had attended Southwest Baptist College, Bolivar. Betty had lived in Holden before moving to Creighton in 1958. Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her brother, Nolan Skaggs and a sister, Steata Colson. She is survived by her husband, George J. Wehmeyer of the home; a son, Delbert L. Wehmeyer and his wife, Laverne, Creighton; a daughter, Kathryn Sue Crawford and her husband, Alex, Harrisonville; three grandchildren, Alex, Lisa and Jesse: six step-grandchildren; a sister, Ruby Perkins, Hot Spring, Arkansas; other relatives and many friends. Funeral services were Monday, July 8, at Dickey Funeral Home, Garden City. Burial was in Garden City Cemetery.

WEHMEYER, DeAnn R. SLOAN
1967-2013
Urich Cemetery, Bogard Twp, Henry Co, MO
DeAnn R. Wehmeyer, 46, of Peculiar, MO passed away August 28, 2013 at KU Medical Center surrounded by her family. Funeral services will be Saturday, August 31, 2013 at First Baptist Church of Raymore. Burial will be in the Urich Cemetery, Urich, MO. DeAnn was born June 19, 1967 in Clinton, Missouri, the daughter of Gary and Marilyn Campbell Sloan. She is survived by her husband Brent of 23 years; sons, Turner, Dawson and Easton; parents, Gary and Marilyn Sloan; sisters, Kimberly Wiedenmann (Jim) and Jana Ferris (Mark); father and mother in law, Ronnie and Dixie Wehmeyer and many friends. DeAnn was a Senior Designer for Lee Jeans for 10 years and spent the last 13 years as a full time stay at home mom.

WEHMEYER, Eddie Elizabeth WAUGH
1913-1999
Carpenter Cemetery, Chilhowee, Johnson Co, MO
Kansas City Star, Sunday, July 11 1999 - Eddie E. Wehmeyer, 86, Kansas City, KS, died Friday, July 9, 1999, at Trinity Lutheran Hospital. Funeral services will be Monday, July 12, at Maple Hill Funeral Home; burial Monday, at Carpenter Cemetery, Chilhowee, MO. Mrs. Wehmeyer was born May 2, 1913, in Blairstown, MO, and had lived in Kansas City, KS, since 1953. She had worked in the garment industry for 25 years, the last 13 1/2 years, of which were spent at Krest Originals. Eddie was a member of the Gospel Temple and the International Ladies Garment Workers Union Local #274. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence; two sons, Charles Boyd and Clarence Eugene; a daughter, Mary Elizabeth Philips; seven brothers; two grandsons, Douglas Phillips, Jeffrey Wehmeyer, and a great-grandchild, Melissa Phillips. Survivors include, daughter, Vera Lee Cowin, Spring Hill, KS; brother, Charles Waugh, Kansas City, KS; 10 grandchildren, two stepgreat-grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; three stepgreat-great-grandchildren. Arrangements: Maple Hill Funeral Home, Kansas City, KS. (Note: She was the daughter of Edward R. Waugh & Pinkie A. Martin of the Norris community)

WEHMEYER, George Jewell
1926-1996
Garden City Cemetery, Garden City, Cass Co, MO
Clinton Daily Democrat - George Jewell Wehmeyer of Creighton was born January 28, 1926, near Creighton, the son of John Forsyth and Bonnie Leeota (Farnsworth) Wehmeyer. He died Saturday, September 21, 1996, at Golden Years Care Services, Harrisonville, at the age of 70 years, seven months and 23 days. On June 17, 1946, George was united in marriage to Betty Joe Skaggs in Mound City, Kansas. George was a dairyman and had lived near Holden before moving to near Creighton in 1958. He was an Army veteran receiving a Purple Heart in action in the Philippines during World War II. George was a member of the Mid-American Dairy Association and had attended Warrensburg Teachers College, Warrensburg. Besides his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Betty, on July 5, 1996, and a brother, Loy Wehmeyer. He is survived by a son, Delbert L. Wehmeyer and his wife, Laverne, Creighton; a daughter, Kathryn Sue Crawford and her husband, Alex, Harrisonville; three grandchildren, Alex, Lisa and Jesse; six step-grandchildren; 16 step-great-grandchildren; four brothers, William Wehmeyer, Ashburnham, Massachusetts, Edgar Wehmeyer, Independence, Robert Wehmeyer, Harrisonville, and Richard Wehmeyer, Creighton; a sister, Genevieve Carlson, Kansas City; other relatives and many friends. Funeral services were Tuesday, September 24, at Dickey Funeral Home, Garden City. Burial and military services at the Garden City Cemetery.

WEHMEYER, George S.
1870-1948
Carpenter Cemetery, Chilhowee, Johnson Co, MO
Blairstown, MO - George S. Wehmeyer, 78, a prominent citizen passed away last Tuesday evening, March 30th, at his home here. Mr. Wehmeyer was a son of a pioneer family who came to Henry county in 1867. George was born in Bogard township and has always lived in this township, growing into a young man he became a prominent and prosperous farmer and stockraiser and lived southwest of here for many years when some nine years ago brought property in Blairstown, where he and Mrs. Wehmeyer have lived since. He was one of the town trustees and took a interest in the growth and welfare of his town, and all worthy things he thought best for the town. George S. Wehmeyer, the second son of John B. and Mary Single Wehmeyer was born on March 18, 1870 in Bee Branch neighborhood and departed this life at his home in Blairstown, Mo., on March 30, 1948 after a brief illness of two days duration, aged seventy-eight years and twelve days. He suffered a heart attack which resulted in death. On December 2, 1896 he was united in marriage with Ettie Schnorf who has been a constant companion and helpmeet to him for almost fifty-two years. To this union four sons were born, all of whom survive. Mr. Wehmeyer spent his entire life in this section of the state and was well known. He was a faithful and consistent member of the Presbyterian church. Mr. Wehmeyer's home life was exemplary. He was a man of even temper, enduring patience, and an indulgent father and grandfather. His counsel was often sought. In everything with which he had to do he took an active part. He was known as a man of sound judgment and conservative principle. In his community he was a much valued citizen. In home and community he will be sadly missed. He leaves to mourn their loss his companion, four sons, Glen and Ray of Blairstown, Mo., Harmel of Chilhowee, Mo., and Leroy of Sacramento, California, six grandchildren, Kenneth, Margorie, Vivian, Ronald, Judith and Carol Wehmeyer, two brothers, W. H. and R. W. Wehmeyer, and a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral services were conducted at the Presbyterian church in Blairstown on Saturday, April 3. Five nephews, John, Fred, Robert, Clarence and Chester Wehmeyer one grandson, Kenneth were the pall bearers. Interment was at the Carpenter cemetery.

WEHMEYER, Harmel
1906-1957
Carpenter Cemetery, Chilhowee, Johnson Co, MO
Clinton MO - Harmel Wehmeyer Killed in Accident - Car Strikes Bridge Near Amarillo, Tex. - Funeral services for Harmel Wehmeyer, 50, who was killed in a motor car accident Saturday, noon, June 8, west of Amarillo, Tex., will be held at Chilhowee, Mo., Tuesday, June 11 (today). This prominent and influential Henry Countian and his wife have lived in Tucson, Ariz., the past few years and was en route to Arizona after an enjoyable visit with kinspeople in Henry and Johnson Counties. The Wehmeyers left Chilhowee Friday, after attending to business matters pertaining to their farm. Mr. Wehmeyer, driving a 1957 hardtop Ford, reportedly struck a bridge railing 40 miles west of Amarillo. He was thrown against the cement abutment, death resulting. Mrs. Wehmeyer, not well, suffered shock and was taken to the Amarillo Hospital, then brought to Chilhowee Monday in the cook ambulance. The news spread over the two counties Sunday and all grieved to learn of the tragedy which had claimed the life of this esteemed citizen. Mr. Wehmeyer, former manager of the Farmers Elevator, Chilhowee, and his wife, went to Arizona for Mrs. Wehmeyer's health. A devoted couple, their lives were closely knit in affectionate comradeship. Mr. Wehmeyer was a member of the new Liberty Presbyterian Church. He leaves, besides the wife, his mother Mrs. George Wehmeyer, Blairstown; three brothers, Glen and Ray Wehmeyer also of Blairstown, and Leroy Wehmeyer, California. Mrs. Harmel Wehmeyer is the sister of Harold, Ray and Don Ward, Chilhowee.

WEHMEYER, John B.
1838-1921
Page Cemetery, Bogard Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - John B. Wehmeyer died at the home of his son, Geo. Wehmeyer, near Urich, Feb. 18th. He was born in Prussia, April 29, 1838. He came with his parents to Warren county, Mo., in 1842. He served in the Union Army during the civil War with the Third Missouri Cavalry, and was first duty Sergeant and Commissary of Company F. He married Mrs. Mary Ann Single at St. Louis, March 6, 1867 and moved to Henry county a few days later. This had been his home ever since. Four children were given to this union, three of whom survive: Wm. H., Geo., S. and Robert Wehmeyer. In his youth he was a member of the German Lutheran church. In 1905, he united with the Creighton Presbyterian church. He was loyal to his country, church and God and served as an Elder in the church until his death. His wife died in 1903 and since that time he had made his home with his children. The funeral services were conducted at his late home, Feb. 19th, after which his body was laid in the Morrow cemetery.

WEHMEYER, Raymond Dale
1935-2006
Grant Cemetery, Creighton, Cass Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, May 2 2006 - Raymond Dale Wehmeyer of Creighton, Missouri was born September 23, 1935 near Creighton, Missouri the son of Robert Raymond and Ruth Lucille (Solomon) Wehmeyer. He departed this life Sunday, April 23, 2006, Golden Valley Memorial Hospital, Clinton, Missouri at the age of 70 years, 8 months. On, December 8, 1956, Dale was united in marriage to Mary Alice Vann in Urich, Missouri. Dale was a farmer and stockman. He was a member of the Quick City Christian Church, Creighton Fire Department and board member of the Creighton Fire District, board member of the Grant Cemetery Association and the Bogard Township Road Board. Dale attended Creighton schools and was a lifelong area resident. He was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife, Mary A. Wehmeyer of the home; a son, Steven Wehmeyer and wife, Tammy, Creighton, Missouri; two daughters, Danita Wagoner and husband, Doug, Creighton, Missouri, Diana Richardson, Fort Wayne, Indiana; three grandchildren; Josh, Brandon and Kaylon; a sister, Donna Borum, Creighton, Missouri; other relatives and many friends. Funeral services were held Wednesday, April 26, 2006 at the Dickey Funeral Home, Garden City, Missouri with burial in the Grant Cemetery near Creighton, Missouri.

WEHMEYER, Robert Raymond
1910-1992
Grant Cemetery, Creighton, Cass Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Robert Raymond Wehmeyer of rural Creighton was born April 8, 1910, near Creighton, the son of William Henry and Pearl Adelaid (Forsyth) Wehmeyer. He departed this life December 26, 1992, at Westwood Nursing Center, Clinton, at the age of 82 years, eight months and 18 days. He was united in marriage to Ruth Lucille Solomon on December 17, 1930, in Clinton. He was a farmer and stockman until his retirement in 1978. He was a deacon and elder of Quick City Christian Church near Holden and a 30 year member of Bogard Township Board in Henry County. He was a lifelong resident of rural Creighton. besides his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Fred W. and John F. Wehmeyer; three sisters, Mary Hunter, Ruth Hough and infant sister, Eva Wehmeyer. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Lucille Wehmeyer, of the home; one son, Dale Wehmeyer, and his wife, Mary Alice, of Creighton; one daughter, Donna Borum, and her husband, Dee, of Creighton; five grandchildren, Danita, Diana, Steven, Kendra and Brian; six great-grandchildren; two step-great-grandchildren; other relatives and many friends. Funeral services were Tuesday, December 29, 1992, at the Dickey Chapel in Garden City. Burial was in Grant Cemetery near Creighton.

WEHMEYER, Ruth Lucille SOLMON
1911-1996
Grant Cemetery, Creighton, Cass Co, MO
Clinton Daily Democrat - Mrs. Ruth Lucille Wehmeyer of Creighton was born August 19, 1911, near Latour, the daughter of Angus G. and Mamie (French) Solomon. She died Saturday, February 24, 1996, at Westwood Nursing Center, Clinton, at the age of 84 years, six months and five days. On December 17, 1930, Lucille was unite din marriage to Robert Raymond Wehmeyer in Clinton. Lucille was a homemaker and was a very talented seamstress and also enjoyed restoring antique furniture. She was a lifelong member of the Quick City Christian Church and served as a Sunday school superintendent, on the church board and was president of the Christian Women's Fellowship for a number of years. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Robert, on December 26, 1992; a brother, Leonard, and her twin sister, Louise Garrett. She is survived by a son, Dale Wehmeyer and his wife, Mary Alice; a daughter, Donna Borum and her husband, Dee, both of Creighton; five grandchildren, Danita Wagoner, Diana Richardson, Steve Wehmeyer, Kendra Cooper and Brian Borum; seven great-grandchildren; two step-great-grandchildren; other relatives and many friends. Funeral services were Wednesday, February 28, at the Dickey Chapel, Garden City. Burial was in Grant Cemetery, Creighton.

WEHMEYER, Wilbur Ray
1914-1994
Carpenter Cemetery, Chilhowee, Johnson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Wilbur Ray Wehmeyer, son of George and Ettie Schnorf Wehmeyer, was born on January 29, 1914, near Blairstown on the family farm. He passed away Monday, September 12, 1994, at the Golden Valley Memorial Hospital at the age of 80 years, 8 months and 14 days. Ray attended Brushy Grade School and graduated from Blairstown High School. He married Sylvia Daphne Waugh on January 21, 1939. He was a farmer. He was a member of Blairstown Presbyterian Church where he served as an elder before transferring his membership to Lucas United Methodist Church. Ray served several years on the Blairstown School Board and the Bogard Township Board. He was a past member of the Urich Lion's Club, where he served in several offices, and also a member of the Lucas Men's Club. Ray's greatest joy was watching his grandchildren in their various sporting events. He is survived by his wife, Sylvia, of the home; one son, Ronald Gene Wehmeyer and daughter-in-law Dixie Wehmeyer of Urich; one daughter, Judith Ann Doll and son-in-law Daniel L. Doll of Urich; five grandchildren and two granddaughters-in-law, Brent Wehmeyer and wife Deann, Marta Wehmeyer, Douglas Doll and wife Melanie, Dana Doll, and Devin Doll; and one brother, LeRoy Wehmeyer of Carmichael, Ca. He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers. Services were Thursday, September 15, 1994, at Lucas United Methodist Church. Burial was in Carpenter Cemetery in Johnson County.

WEHMEYER, William August Henry
1868-1955
Grant Cemetery, Creighton, Cass Co, MO
Clinton MO - A prominent citizen of northwest Henry County, William H. Wehmeyer, died at his home in Bee Branch community Tuesday evening, May 31, 1955. He was the oldest of the four children of pioneer parents, Capt. J. B. Wehmeyer, Union army veteran, and wife, Mary. He was born at the family home Jan. 19, 1868, and spent his entire life in the immediate community. Finishing the elementary course in the district school, he then began his life's work - diversified farming and livestock raising on an extensive scale. Dec. 7, 1892, Mr. Wehmeyer was united in marriage to Miss Pearl Forsythe, only child of Andrew G. and Nellie Forsythe. Immediately they established the home where they were privileged to spend more than 62 years together. There they reared two daughters and three sons and took an active part in community affairs. Their first born, Eva, died in infancy. In early married life, Mr. Wehmeyer set a good example for his children by united with the country church near his home, the former United Brethren Church in Brushy community. There the family worshipped until the organization disbanded. Interested in good schools and community welfare, he served many terms as director of the local school board and was township treasurer four years. For a number of years, and until his health failed, he was a member of the board of directors of the Bank of Creighton. He was also affiliated with the Modern Woodmen organization of Blairstown and with the Missouri Farmers' Association. Politically, he was a staunch Republican. Skills with his crops and livestock and good management enabled him to prosper, adding from time to time to his original acreage. In 1908 he built for his family's convenience and enjoyment one of the first modern homes in the community. His descendants have the rich heritage of his fine honorable life and sterling character. Immediate survivors are his companion; their daughters, Mrs. Otto (Ruth) Hough, Rupert, Idaho and Mrs. Roy (Mary) Hunter, near Holden, Mo.; the sons, Fred of Grandview, Mo., and John and Robt. on nearby farms; a brother, R. W. Wehmeyer, Blairstown, Mo.; 18 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held June 4 at the Creighton Methodist Church. Burial was in Grant Cemetery.

WEIDE, Ella Lena MARTIN
1891-1998
Elm Spring Baptist Church Cemetery, Elm, Johnson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Ella Lena Martin Weide, 106, Pittsville, died Sunday, February 1, 1998, at Warrensburg Manor Care Center. She was born February 24, 1891, in Johnson County, the daughter of Robert E. and Alice (Hedge) Martin. She was united in marriage to Frederick Thomas Weide on February 1, 1911, in Holden. He preceded her in death May 24, 1958. Mrs. Weide was a homemaker, and had been a member of Enon Baptist Church since 1905. She was a Sunday school teacher for many years and was also the church clerk. She was a member of WMU of the church and a charter member of the Pittsville Extension Club. Also preceding her in death were two sons, Uel and Forest Leroy Weide, and three brothers, Fred, Ivan and Manard Martin. She is survived by two daughters, Margaret Irvine, Pittsville, and Maxine Kile, Clinton; one daughter-in-law, Doris Weide, Garden City; six grandchildren, seven step-grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, 29 step-great-grandchildren, six great-great-grandchildren, two step-great-great-grandchildren, other relatives and many friends. Funeral services were held Wednesday, February 4, at Enon Baptist Church, Pittsville. Burial was at the Elm Spring Cemetery, Elm.

WEIDEMANN, Dorothea Louise SCHLAPPER
1913-1991
Englewood Cemetery (W), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Dorothea Louise Weidemann, 78, passed away December 16, 1991, at the KU Medical Center in Kansas City, Kansas. She was born July 28, 1913, in Concordia. She was the daughter of Herman and Hattie Sodemann Schlapper. She became the wife of Willard Weidemann and this faithful union lasted 55 years. Born to this union was a daughter. She was very active in the Clinton community and belonged to many organizations. She was a member of the Clinton United Methodist Church and worked with Rainbow Girls. She was also a volunteer for the Bloodmobile and a Golden Valley Memorial Hospital gift shop volunteer. She is survived by her husband, Willard, of the home, and her daughter, Mary Margaret Kluge, Wappingers Falls, New York. Also surviving are six grandsons and three great grandchildren. Funeral services were Wednesday, December 18, 1991, at the Clinton United Methodist Church. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery.

WEIDEMANN, Willard E.
1911-1994
Englewood Cemetery (W), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Willard E. Weidemann was born November 26, 1911, in Clinton, the son of John and Effie Ashley Weidemann. he died Friday, July 1, 1994, at the Westwood Nursing Center in Clinton at the age of 82. He was a veteran of the United States Navy. After returning from the Navy, he joined his father in the construction business and was a lifelong resident of the Clinton community. He was married to Dorthea Schlapper Weidemann and they had shared 55 years together when she preceded him in death on December 16, 1991. He became a well known contractor in Clinton area and built schools, hospitals and many business buildings in both Missouri and Kansas. He was a member of the United Methodist Church and had served as the church treasurer. He was a member, a Paul-Harris Fellow and past president of the Clinton Rotary Club. He is survived by a daughter, Mary Margaret Kluge of Wappingers Falls, New York; six grandsons, Peter Kluge, James Kluge, Mark Kluge, John Kluge, Daniel Kluge, Matthew Kluge, and three great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Wednesday, July 6, at the United Methodist Church, Clinton. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

WEIDEMEYER, John M.
1834-1911
Englewood Cemetery (W), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - In the death of Capt. John W. Weidemeyer, January 12, 1911, Clinton has lost one of its most distinguished citizens. He has been in declining health for several years. A few moments before his death, he complained for difficulty in breathing and arose to sit in a chair, asking his wife to open the door. His wife did so and then telephoned for Dr. Haire, who administered medicine but it did not give relief and he passed away as quietly as if going to sleep. He had been a Clinton resident for over forty years and during his long business career built up an enviable reputation extending all over western Missouri. He was a man of unfailing and constant courtesy, a careful and methodical businessman and occupied a place in the forefront of our business ranks until he retired in 1908. A gallant soldier during the Confederacy, he ever kept in mind the heroism and sacrifices of the Southland and was interested in the United Confederate Veterans and its allied associations. Born in 1834 in Charlottesville, Va. His family moved to New York City when he was an infant and, in 1850, came to Osceola where the father was in business. Mr. Weidemeyer was educated in the schools of Osceola and Boonville and became his father's partner in 1859. He was an earnest adherent of the confederacy and, in 1861, organized a company of State Cavalry. This disbanded and in the fall of that year he was commissioned captain of Co. K., 6th Missouri Reg., and took part in the battles of Pea Ridge, Corinth, thru Hord's campaign, Atlanta and finally was paroled at Mobile at the close of the struggle in 1865. After pursuits in Texas until 1869, he returned to Missouri and to Clinton. A Cumberland Presbyterian. Married Nov. 12, 1856 to Miss Lelia V. Coutchfield. Eleven children and surviving are: William of Los Angeles, Gabe of Gallup, New Mexico, Mrs. Z. Patterson of Jefferson City, Mrs. John M. Williams, Mrs. C. C. Anderson and Miss Jewell Weidemeyer, all of this city. She has been quite critically ill for some weeks. One son Charles died several years ago after a successful business career.

WEIDEMEYER, Lelia Vernon CRUTCHFIELD
1837-1931
Englewood Cemetery (W), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Mrs. J. M. Weidemeyer Dead - He gave His beloved sleep, just as the morning hours broke over the quiet night, with the moon and stars keeping silent watch, the gentle spirit of Mrs. J. M. Weidemeyer passed through the valley of the shadow, and out of the night into the beautiful land of endless day into the "City Four Square." This noble woman radiated a rare quality, the quintessence of a perfect product -- as beautiful as a flower and fragrant as a perfume whose charm is beyond analysis. A queenly character whose feminine traits made her a social favorite and the honored and cherished mother and grandmother of manly men and womanly women of note over state and nation. Mrs. Lelia Vernon Weidemeyer was born in Osceola, Mo., July 22, 1937, had she lived until July 22, she would have been 94. She became inactive about a year ago and had been tenderly cared for by her daughter, Mrs. J. M. Williams and Mr. Williams. She was the only child of Richard and Matilda Crutchfield. Her parents died when she was one-year-old and she was reared by her grandparents. She was married to John M. Weidemeyer on November 12, 1856, in Osceola, Mo. Eleven children, fifteen grandchildren and six great-grandchildren survive her. Her surviving children are: Mrs. J. B. Gantt, Helsingfor, Finland; Mrs. J. M. Williams, Clinton; Mrs. Zac Patterson, Mrs. Mary Anderson, Kansas City; Mrs. K. C. Snyder, Chanute, Kans.; John Weidemeyer, Santa Monica, Calif.; and G. N. Weidemeyer, Farmington, N.M. Those who came for the funeral from out of town were: Mr. and Mrs. John Colt and small son, Christopher, and Fred Anderson, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Robertson, Kansas City, Mr. and Mrs. K. C. Snyder, Chanute, Kans. She was a great granddaughter of Gen. Andrew Lewis of Revolutionary fame, and she was intensely interested in Colonial, Revolution and Confederate history. During her active life she was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and the United Daughters of the Confederacy. She was an officer in the state division of the United Daughters of the Confederacy and was the president of the local chapter in Clinton for ten years. She ever cherished the memories and traditions of the South, that she loved so well and never tired of singing the southern songs and hearing the stories of the bravery and courage of the heroes of the southern cause. She was active in the work of her church, The Cumberland Presbyterian, and enjoyed the work in the Master's Kingdom with the same zeal and enthusiasm she put in her social and civic work. On November 12, 1906, she and Capt. Weidemeyer celebrated their golden anniversary, and at that time she was surrounded by her large family of children and grandchildren. Mrs. Weidemeyer was a woman of much personal charm, combing beauty of face and form with exceedingly gracious and generous spirit, that made her a lovable wife, mother, friend and companion. She loved people and always saw good and the sweet side of those with whom she came in contact. She was unusually vigorous and active, making the home over which she presided noted for its gracious hospitality. There friendships were formed which have lasted through several generations. She was married at the age of 18, so was very young when the war broke out. Her husband had joined the Confederate forces, and Osceola, where she lived, was burned. She escaped taking two babies, in a horse and buggy, driving southward to find the Confederate army, with which her husband was enlisted. She reached them at Springfield. Mr. Weidemeyer was called east of the Mississippi river, so this young wife and mother decided to go to Texas, where her husband's people were located. She bundled the babies into the buggy and rove to Fayetteville, Ark. At that time, the roads through the Ozark mountains were mere trails. After a stay at Fayetteville, she found a boy traveling southward, so she got him to drive, and they started on the long journey again, going through what is now Oklahoma, then Indian territory. Three nights they stayed in an Indian camp of Cherokees and Osages. She was cordially received, and courteously treated, although one night the Indians were so noisy that she feared they were drunk. It took her several months to make the long journey. People, who knew that Mrs. Weidemeyer was afraid of the dark, afraid of storms, and never would stay along at night, could never understand her courageous journey across the great expanse of country with two tiny babies. Her husband always said that no matter how timid she was, she was equal to any emergency. She stayed in Palestine and Sherman, Texas, until the close of the war, and in 1869 she and her husband moved to Clinton, bought the place now on the southwest corner of Third and Lincoln streets, known as the Boyd property. They later traded for the home where she died on North Third street. She made many warm friends while she was a war refuge in Texas, whom she kept during her lifetime. In fact, her daughters, Mrs. J. M. Williams and Mrs. Snyder were named for friends she made while there.

WEIGAND, Laurine Frances CLELAND
1923-2002
Sunset Hill Cemetery, Warrensburg, Johnson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Oct 25 2002 - Laurine Frances Weigand, 78, Centerview, died Thursday, October 24, 2002, at Ridgecrest Nursing Center in Warrensburg. She was born December 8, 1923, in Warrensburg, the daughter of Lawrence Cleland and Ola Freeman Cleland. She was a 1941 Warrensburg High School graduate, worked at North American Aviation Co. in Kansas City and was a farm wife. She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Warrensburg and Burning Bush Fellowship at the church, former member of Houts Chapel Methodist Church and its Ladies Aid, member of Glendale Extension Club. She had volunteered many times for the 4-H Club, Meals On Wheels and the Chilhowee Fair. On March 20, 1948, in Warrensburg, she married Henry Weigand, who survives of the home. Also surviving are two daughters, Betty Weigand, Cameron, and Peggy Dameron and husband Eric, Chilhowee; a son Tom Weigand and wife Diane, Centerview; seven grandchildren; two half-brothers, Gary and Don Cleland, Toledo, Ohio. Funeral services will be held Sunday, October 27, at Williams Funeral Chapel in Warrensburg. Burial will follow in the Sunset Hill Cemetery.

WEIGEL, Edmund Rev.
1931-2005
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Nov 8 2005 - Reverend Edmund Weigel, C.PP.S., 74, died Friday, November 4, 2005, at the Society of the Most Precious Blood Center, Liberty. The Mass of Christian Burial will be Wednesday, November 8, at St. Mary Church, Ellis, Kansas. Burial will be in St. Mary Cemetery. Edmund John Weigel was born May 1, 1931, in Ellis, Kansas, the son of Edmund John and Elizabeh Storm Weigel. He was reared in Ellis, and after completing elementary school, entered the seminary to begin studies for the priesthood. On June 1, 1958, he made his profession, becoming a member of the Society of the Most Precious Blood and was ordained to the priesthood on September 8, 1958. During his priestly ministry he served parishes in Garden City, Kansas; Tipton; Nebraska City, Nebraska; Montrose; Mystic, Iowa; Collyer, Kansas, and Baileyville, Kansas. He retired to the Precious Blood Center in Liberty in 1994. He was preceded in death by his parents; six brothers and one sister. He is survived by a sister Mary Kreutzer, Ellis, Kansas, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

WEIGHTMAN, Elizabeth SIMES
1817-1890
Englewood Cemetery (W), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Eye, Mar 24 1890 - Elizabeth Weightman, sister of Benjamin S. Simes, died at her brother's home and was buried in Englewood May 17. She was born March 6, 1817 in Washington, Pa., and had been a devoted member of the Christian Church since she was 18; was raised principally in Ohio until 1859 when she and her mother and brother all moved to Missouri and live din Saline County until the close of the war, when she went to live with her aunt and uncle in Philadelphia, where she remained 13 years until they both died. She then returned to live with her brother. About 14 months ago, she was stricken with paralysis, which eventually took her life. She was married in Philadelphia but her husband died shortly after with heart disease. Leaves a brother and two sisters to mourn her loss.

WEINGARTNER, Anna
abt 1865-1892
Englewood Cemetery (W), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Jul 23 1892 - Died in this city, on the 14th of July, 1892, Mrs. Annie Weingartner, with consumption, aged 27 years. The little babe mourns the loss of a loving mother but was adopted by Mrs. Grace C. Morse (nee Church) of Kansas City.

WEIR, Betty F. CURTIS
1922-2006
Holden Cemetery, Holden, Johnson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Feb 6 2006 - Betty F. Weir, 83, Clinton, died Thursday, February 2, 2006, at St. Luke's Medical Center, Kansas City. She was born December 16, 1922, in Colorado Springs, Colorado, the daughter of Leroy and Elizabeth (Wigham) Curtis. She had lived in Independence and Holden before moving to Clinton 18 years ago. She retired from King Louie's Manufacturing in Pleasant Hill, where she was a repair runner for many years. She was also a homemaker. She was a lifelong member of Maywood Baptist Church in Independence. She is survived by three sons, Charles Weir, Kankakee, Illinois, Larry Weir, Kingsville, and Jeff Weir, Independence; four daughters, Dorene Williams Brownington, Charlene Doolin, Kansas City, Nancy Brown, Indianapolis, Indiana, and Debra Pemberton, Brownington; three sisters, Goldie Weir, Independence, Clara Hill, Independence, and Wilma Jean Tweedy, Forsythe; 28 grandchildren, 35 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two sons, Dennis and Ricky Weir; one daughter, Shirley Jean Pennington, and three grandchildren, Betty Sue, Terry Jean and Deborah Lynn. Graveside service and burial were Sunday, February 5, at Holden Cemetery, Holden.

WEIR, Ricky Joe Sr.
1957-1992
Holden Cemetery, Holden, Johnson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Ricky Joe Weir, Sr., 34, Lowry City, passed away Saturday, January 18, 1992 in Osceola. He was born July 13, 1957 in Sugar Creek, the son of Charles and Betty (Curtis) Weir. He lived in Independence and Pleasant Hill before moving to Lowry City in 1985. Mr. Weir was a carpenter and had served in the Missouri National Guard. He leaves his wife, Julie Weir, Independence; two sons, Ricky Weir, Jr., of the home, and Brandon Lee Weir, Independence; his mother, Betty Weir, Clinton; three brothers, Charles Weir, Kankakee, Ill., Larry Weir, Strasburg, and Jeff Weir, Independence; and five sisters, Shirley Jean Pennington, Omaha, Ne., Dorene Williams, and Charlene Patton of Kansas City, Nancy Bullins, Indianapolis, Indiana, and Debra Pemberton, Clinton. Graveside services and burial were held Tuesday, January 21, at Holden Cemetery, Holden, Mo.

WEITZEL, Hazel May KINCAID WRIGHT
1908-2004
Englewood Cemetery (W), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Oct 19 2004 - Hazel May Weitzel, 95, died Friday, October 15, 2004, at Sullivan County Hospital in Milan. She was born December 30, 1908, in Gower, to Claud Kincaid and Leila Jones. She was preceded in death by her first husband Ora Lee Wright, and second husband Hugh J. Weitzel; parents; one brother Glenn Kincaid, and one sister Dorothy Meierotto. Surviving are daughter Judith Wright, Milan; sister Gladys Johnson, Clinton; granddaughter Shelly Dampier; four great-grandchildren; cousins, Phyllis Meierotto, Clinton, and Barry Kincaid, Kansas City. Graveside services will be held Saturday, October 23, at Englewood Cemetery, under the direction of Consalus Funeral Home.

WEITZEL, Hugh Joseph
1909-2002
Englewood Cemetery (W), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Hugh Joseph "Joe" Weitzel, son of Charles Anthony and Mary L. Gunn Weitzel, was born November 30, 1909, near Pleasant Hill, Missouri. He departed this life Tuesday, September 24, 2002, in his home, near Roach, Missouri, at the age of ninety-two years, nine months, and twenty-four days. Early in his life he was united in marriage to Bertha Elizabeth Scrogham, and to this union three sons were born. Bertha passed away on February 5, 1973. On December 2, 1974, he was united in marriage to Hazel Kinkaid, and together they shared the last twenty-seven years. He also was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers; and a sister. Joe is survived by his wife, Hazel, of the home; three sons, John Weitzel, and his wife, Matilda, of Carl Junction, Missouri, Charles A. Weitzel, and his wife, Janet, of Ballwin, Missouri, and Paul S. Weitzel, and his wife, Kaye, of Canal Fulton, Ohio; twelve grandchildren; eighteen great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; as well as a host of other relatives and friends. He was born and raised in the Pleasant Hill, Missouri community and graduated from high school. For many years he was employed as an engineer with Missouri Public Service Company. He and Hazel had made their home near Roach, Missouri since 1974. He was an automobile enthusiast and considered cars his passion in life. Joe will be fondly remembered and greatly missed by all of his family and many friends. Graveside services will be held September 28, 2002 at the Englewood Cemetery in Clinton, Missouri.

WELCH, Anna Bell WALKER VEACH
1880-1936
Fields Creek Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
The Clinton Eye, Clinton MO, Thursday, Apr 16 1936 - Mrs. Dan D. Welch died at her home five miles northwest of Clinton, at 9:20 p.m. Friday. Anna Bell Walker was born December 23, 1881, in Washington, D.C. and early in life moved to the middle-western states, where she married Charley Veach. She was the mother of eight children by her first marriage: Roy, who preceded her in death; Mrs. Vina Shotwell, Clinton; Mrs. Opal Hodson and Ed Veach, Kansas City; Mrs. Lily Roberson, Keystone, S.D.; Bert Veach of Wyoming; Ben and Arthur Veach, Weaubleau, Mo., who with the 14 grandchildren, though distance separated them, were always in her thoughts. She was entertaining and interesting to visit with and as one came to know her they also knew her children as she spoke of them so often and relived their visits to her. Eighteen years ago she met and married Dan D. Welch in Oklahoma. Their life together was happy and contented until eight years ago, when, after a severe attack of typhoid fever, followed by rheumatism it became apparent that her health had become undermined. She was under a doctor's care almost constantly since then. Though the last eight years have been spent in suffering, she learned to smile through her pain so bravely that her loved ones could not realize how swiftly her life was being shortened in spite of every effort to restore her to health. In March, 1935, Mr. and Mrs. Welch came to Clinton and located on a little farm in the Fields Creek neighborhood. During the move she contracted pneumonia, and though she partially recovered, had to spend the rest of her days in a chair. The funeral was held Sunday at the Wilkinson Funeral chapel. Burial at Fields Creek cemetery.

WELCH, Janis L. GRAY
1933-2008
Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Springfield Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 17 2008 - Janis L. Welch, 74, of Clinton, died Saturday April 5, 2008 at the Golden Valley Memorial Hospital. She was born August 3, 1933 in Benton County, Mo., the daughter of Glenn Curtis Gray and Irena (Robinson) Gray. On June 24, 1954 she married Dale G. Welch, in Denver, Colorado and he survives of the home. Janis was a homemaker for most of her life. In her earlier years, she was employed as an accountant with Ohio Oil Co., and then as a secretary for a prosecuting attorney, both in Colorado. Janis was a member of the First Christian Church of Clinton; the Udolpha Miller Dorman Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution; PAWS; and the Missouri Cattleman's Association. She enjoyed playing Mah-jongg with her Methodist friends, was an avid bridge player, and loved playing tennis. She also was a genealogist with the Henry County Museum; loved to play the piano; enjoyed playing the stock market; was a nature enthusiast and loved her cattle farm. In addition to her husband, Janis is survived by two sons, Kim Ray Welch of Charleston, South Carolina; Jay C. Welch and his wife Sharon, of Blue Springs, Mo.; and three grandsons, Gray Welch; Kim P. Welch and Nash Welch. Funeral services will be Wednesday, April 9, 2008, at the Bradley & Hadley Funeral Home, Clinton. Burial will be in the Mt. Olivet Cemetery.

WELDON, Mary Agnes
1903-1997
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Mary Agnes Weldon, 93, Blue Springs, died Monday, January 20, 1997, at St. Mary's Hospital in Blue Springs. Graveside services will be Thursday, January 23, at Clinton Memory Gardens with Anderson Funeral Home in charge. Mrs. Weldon was born May 13, 1903, in Pueblo, Co. She was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Charles R. Weldon, and one son, James R. Weldon. She is survived by a son, Frank Weldon of Independence; two daughters, Juanita Cauveren of Independence and JoAnne Martin of Wichita, Ks.; 13 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren. She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church of Independence.

WELLER, Faurot TEAYS
1913-2008
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Dec 1 2008 - Faurot Teays Weller, 95, of Clinton, Missouri, passed away Friday, November 28, 2008 at the Golden Living Center- Westwood in Clinton. Faurot was born February 18, 1913, in Nevada, Missouri the daughter of James Dickinson and Nova (Shoe) Teays. She married S. Glenn Weller on July 23, 1946. Faurot was a teacher in Jasper, Missouri until retiring in 1946. She and S.G. managed Park Manor Retirement Home in Nashville, Tennessee from 1963 until 1993, a venture they were both extremely proud of. Faurot lent her support and meticulous care to the Teays Chapel and Cemetery; she was a devoted member of the Methodist Church and a lifelong member of PEO. She is survived by her beloved sister Virginia Teays of Clinton, Missouri, two nephews, John Teays and his wife Carol of Surprise, Arizona and James Teays and his wife Betsy of Tukwilla, Washington, great niece Lisa Teays of Mt. Vernon, Washington, great nephews Paul Teays and Barrett Teays. Two nieces and four nephews of the Weller Family and many great-great nieces and nephews. Preceding her in death were her parents, her husband S.G. Weller, one brother James E. Teays, sister-in-law Selma Teays and her great nephew Kevin Teays. Funeral Services will be held Monday, December 1, 2008 at Consalus Funeral Home in Clinton, Missouri. Graveside Services will be held Tuesday, December 2, 2008 at Fairview Cemetery in McFall, Missouri.

WELLING, Sylvesta Mary LESMEISTER
1898-1992
St. Marys Cemetery, Montrose, Deepwater Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Sylvesta Mary Welling was born December 31, 1898, in Shumway, Illinois, and died November 22, 1992 at Warrensburg Manor, Warrensburg, MO. She was the youngest in a family of eight children of Valentine and Anna Jansen Lesmeister, all now deceased. Her father came to America from Bavaria at the age of nine, settling in Effingham, Illinois. In 1902, at the age of four, the family moved to Missouri to a 300 acre farm southeast of Montrose in St. Clair County. It is here that she began her schooling at the Francis School which was within walking distance from the farm. Sylvesta related stories about family evenings on the farm when they gathered around the pump organ for musical evenings. Brothers and sisters played the piano, mandolin and violin. She learned to play the pump organ at the age of four, her brothers doing the pumping for her. Music influenced her life at this early age and was to continue during her lifetime. At the age of nine, her father passed away and she moved to Montrose with her mother where she attended St. Mary's School and began her only formal music training. On November 18, 1919, she married John Henry Welling, son of Henry and Mary Witmer Welling. To this union four children were born, Mary Louise Reilly, Constance Ann Jones, Jerome Robert Welling (deceased) and Robert Leo Welling. Sylvesta was active during her lifetime in music for school, church and community activities. She served when needed as accompanist for high school programs, contests and graduations. She was pianist for the Montrose Community Chorus. She served Immaculate Conception Church as organist for church services, funerals and weddings for over 60 years. In 1978 she received the Bishop's Service Award and in 1983 the Parish Council honored her for service in music ministry to Immaculate Conception Parish. In 1984, she received the Volunteer Service Award for Inter-Church Ministry. Sylvesta moved to Harmony Gardens Retirement Home in Warrensburg in 1988 to be near her children where she continued her activities in music. She never lost her love of Montrose and enjoyed the visits of Montrose friends and the news from home. Funeral Mass was Friday morning, Nov. 22, at the Immaculate Conception Church. Burial was in the Montrose St. Mary's Cemetery. Besides her children, she leaves four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

WELLS, Anna E. STRICKLAND
1921-1996
Urich Cemetery, Bogard Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Anna E. Strickland Wells was born March 28, 1921, in Johnson County, the daughter of Willis E. and Bertha Hall Strickland. She died Friday, June 7, 1996, at the Golden Valley Memorial Hospital in Clinton at the age of 75. Anna was married to Gene Wells, who preceded her in death. She worked at the Bank of Urich for 29 years and lived in the Urich area most of her life. She was a member of the Urich Baptist Church. She is survived by four sisters, Evelyn Gerit and Elberta Wilson, both of Clinton, Verona Price, Nowata, Oklahoma, and Mayola Sappington, Columbia; two brothers, Willis E. Strickland Jr., Bates City, and Walter L. Strickland, Grandview, also a number of nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Monday, June 10, at the Consalus Chapel, Urich. Burial was in the Urich Cemetery.

WELLS, Carl G.
1918-2002
Urich Cemetery, Bogard Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jul 11 2002 - Carl G. Wells, son of Roy C. and Mary Gertrude Graham Wells, was born August 24, 1918, in Urich, and died Wednesday, June 5, 2002, at Clinton Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, Clinton. He was a farmer his entire life with the exception of the time he served in World War II where he received the Purple Heart. He was a life member of the Disabled American Veterans. He is survived by his sister-in-law, Marion Wells of Littleton, Colorado; his nieces and nephews, LeRoy Wells of Urich, Roy Wells of Aurora, Colorado, Carla Monroe, Colorado and Claudette Bellefonte of Texas, as well as a number of great-nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held at the Vansant-Mills Chapel on Wednesday, June 12. Burial was in the Urich Cemetery.

WELLS, Carolyn Sue DAVIS CULBERTSON
1942-2018
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Carolyn Sue Davis was born in Appleton City, Missouri to Ray and Ruth Davis. She is survived by her twin sister Marilyn Lou Greer, two daughters Cheryl Morgan and Cindy Culbertson, one son-in-law David Morgan, three grandchildren, one daughter-in-law, three great grand children, one niece and two nephews, and a great number of cousins. Carolyn graduated from Montrose Missouri in 1960. She married Rollin Culbertson of Appleton City, Missouri in 1961. They had two daughters Cheryl and Cindy and were married 26 years. They lived the majority of their lives in Raytown, Missouri. Carolyn joined the Order of the Eastern Star of Appleton City in 1963, but only came active in 1971 in Raytown, Missouri. Carolyn worked outside the home, 5 years at Boatman’s Raytown Bank and 12 years at the Public Water District No. 2 in Raytown. Carolyn and Rollin divorced in 1987. Carolyn continued on in Eastern Star meeting Harvey Wells. Carolyn married Harvey October 8, 1988. Together they enjoyed the Eastern Star family. Carolyn and Harvey moved to Clinton, Missouri to help care for her mother, and spend more time with her father. After the passing of her mother and father, Carolyn and Harvey enjoyed traveling going to Eastern Star functions and meeting new acquaintances. In 2005 Carolyn and Harvey moved to Grain Valley, Missouri, transferring their chapter membership from Clinton to Oak Grove. Wanting to be closer to family and nearby hospital, Carolyn and Harvey moved to Lee’s Summit, Missouri in 2013. Harvey passed in April 2018. Carolyn and Harvey would have been married 30 years this October. Carolyn was diagnosed with terminal stage 4 cancer in January 2017. Her oncologist was able to extend her life for a year and a half with chemotherapy until he no longer could. Carolyn was placed in hospice care at the home June 21, 2018 and then was moved to the St. Luke’s Hospice Home to manage her pain September 10th. Carolyn passed peacefully with her daughters and son in law by her side, September 15th. Carolyn was Worthy Grand Matron in 2009. Carolyn was District Deputy Grand Matron three times, 1985 for District 59, 1999 to District 37, and 2011 for District 11. Carolyn was Grand Representative to Washington. In 2001 Carolyn was Grand Ester for Worthy Grand Matron Rita Hanson. Carolyn was Ester in Lee’s Summit chapter when she became ill. Carolyn was loved by her family, her friends, her neighbors, as well as her Eastern Star families, and truly missed.

WELLS, Clyde
1887-1904
Englewood Cemetery (W), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Missouri, May 7 1904 - Sunday afternoon, Levi Benton and Clyde Wells, were crossing Grand River in a boat, about three miles north of Deepwater on Dan Duden's farm. The boat turned over and went down the stream but the occupants reached land in safety by swimming. Clyde started to swim back over the river, after he had rested, but when near the opposite shore, went down and was never seen again. He was 16 and a nephew of Assessor James A. Wells and Ed Wells in the east part of Clinton. Diligent search was made by dragging and dynamiting the river for nearly two miles but the remains were not found until Thursday evening, when Joe Jackson caught the clothing with a hook a short distance from where the body sunk. The remains were laid to rest in Englewood yesterday morning.

WELLS, Curtis
1909-1991
Englewood Cemetery (W), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Curtis Wells, son of Harold and Dona Frances (Marti) Wells, was born September 9, 1909 in Washington, Oklahoma, and passed away August 13, 1991, at the Golden Valley Memorial Hospital, Clinton, Missouri. He had lived in Lone Jack for 30 years before he moved to Clinton four years ago. He was a construction laborer, retiring in 1972, and was a member of the Heavy Construction Laborers Union. Survivors include two sons, William Wells, Vancouver, Washington, and Jim Wells of Clinton; two daughters, Helen Hodges, Kingsville, and Susie Dodson, Bates City; a sister Margaret Ripley, San Francisco; 11 grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Funeral services were Thursday, August 15, 1991, at Vansant-Mills Chapel, Clinton. Burial in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

WELLS, Faye CARR
1910-1996
White Chapel Memorial Gardens, Springfield, Greene Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Faye Wells was born May 31, 1910, In Tennessee to Billy Bruce and Mary Elizabeth Alvis Carr. She died December 25, 1996 at her home In Osceola. She was united in marriage to Leland E. Wells. After Mr. Wells' retirement in Kansas City they moved to Osceola where they developed the Lakeshore Estates from their farm property on Truman Lake. Faye was preceded in death by her husband, Leland, on October 9, 1996. She is survived by her sister Jewell Green of Dallas. Texas; her stepson. Judge Lee E. Wells of Kansas City; two stepdaughters. B. J. Gaultier of Overland Park, Ks., and Lou Ellen Webb of Raytown; eight step-grandchildren, Lynda Peters, Suzanne Layne, Vincent Gaultier, Kathleen King, Jeff Webb, Edward Wells and Eltzabeth Wells and two step-great-grandchildren, Sara King and Sean King; several nieces and nephews and many friends. Funeral services were Saturday, December 28, at the Grace United Methodist Church. Burial was in White Chapel Memorial Gardens, Springfield.

WELLS, John E.
1819-1884
Laurel Oak Cemetery (W), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Salt Lake Daily Tribune, Mar 2 1884 - Sedalia, Mo., March 1 - A special from Windsor, Missouri, says two masked men last night entered the house of Benjamin D. Wells, five miles from town, and shot and killed John E. Wells, aged sixty-five years, in the presence of his wife. They demanded money on entering and not waiting for an answer, shot and killed Wells. They secured no bounty but a silver watch. There is no clue to the robbers.

The New York Times, Mar 5 1884 - Confession of a Murderer - Windsor, Mo., March 4. - Frank Hopkirk, who, with Thomas Brownfield, was arrested on Sunday for the cold-blooded murder of the old man, John E. Wells, made a confession charging George Galloway with doing the killing, but admitted that he and Brownfield were also concerned in it. Hopkirk and Brownfield were taken to the Clinton County seat, and a large posse are searching for Galloway. Hopkirk is only 17 years old and neither of the murderers is over 23. The motive for the killing of Wells has not yet be ascertained.

WELLS, Leonard W.
1917-2002
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Dec 31 2002 - Leonard W. Wells, 85, Pueblo, Colorado, died November 29, 2002. His parents were Clyde Wells and Mattie (Conradi) Wells of Urich. Kenneth Emick and Jim Ragsdel of Urich are first cousins. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mabel, June 21, 2002. He is survived by his son, Gary L. and wife Sue Anna of Ruidoso, New Mexico, and grandsons, Lance and Brett Wells, both of Denver. Mr. Wells retired as a Pueblo bus driver and later retired from the Wells Real Estate Agency in 1984. Mr. Wells was a veteran of the United States Army and served 31 months in the Pacific Theatre. Funeral services were Tuesday, December 3, at Central Christian Church with Entombment in Roselawn Cemetery Mausoleum.

WELLS, Lutisha "Tena"
1859-1942
Kepner Cemetery, Bogard Twp, Henry Co, MO
Creighton Banner, Creighton, Cass Co MO, Thursday, Apr 9 1942 - Miss Lutisha (Tena) Wells daughter of Daniel and Sarah Wells, was born near Warrensburg, September 20, 1859, and passed away April 3, 1942, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Raines, where she had made her home since July 1936, at the age of 82 years, 6 months and 14 days. She was the last of six children. Most of her life was spent in Henry county. She confessed her love for Jesus but was unable to be baptized. She leaves five nieces, Mrs. Liney Franklin of Sarcoxie, Mrs. C. R. Burns of Stockton, California, Mrs J. H. Coleman and Mrs. Pearl Gregg of Creighton and Mrs. Dollie Blanton Of Dayton, and six nephews, Alfred and Henry Wells of Creighton, Charles and George Wells of Lamar, Frank Winkler of Pleasant Hill and John Edd Smith of Creighton and other relatives and friends. Funeral services were at the Creighton Christian Church, Sunday afternoon, and burial was made in the Kepner cemetery, east of Creighton.

WELLS, Maud Whitley
1881-1900
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Jan 27 1900 - Miss Maud Whitley Wells. On the morning of January 22, 2900, before the first grey light in the east had heralded the coming dawn of day, the angel of death visited the home of Mr. and Mrs. Whitley and stilled forever the voice of their beloved daughter. Some three years ago, while Miss Maud was out skating, she fell on the ice, striking on the back part of her head, affecting her spinal column and, at times, her mind would become unbalanced and, as her health began to fail some two years ago from lung grouble, Mr. and Mrs. Whitley took her to Texas, where she was fanned the gentle Southern zephyrs, improving her health to a marked degree, but last November she was taken worse and gradually declined. Maud was born at Lewis Station may 6, 1881. Her mother died when she was but an infant but she found a home with Mr. and Mrs. D. R. Whitley and has been well cared for but she, too, has left them now and in her room can be found her many playthings that she held so sacred from her childhood days. The funeral was at the family residence, the house crowded with the sorrowing friends. A choir sang and tribute was given, then the cortege followed the remains to the Calhoun cemetery. The grave was lined with white fabric and trimmed with evergreens, and she was laid there to await the resurrection day.

WELLS, Randolph Scott
1852-1941
Kepner Cemetery, Bogard Twp, Henry Co, MO
Creighton MO - Randolph Wells, eldest son of Daniel and Sarah Wells was born near Warrensburg, Missouri, February 2, 1852. In 1872 he was united in marriage with Jane Page. To this union were born two sons and a daughter, the daughter died in infancy and the mother passed away in the fall of 1878. In 1881 he married Mrs. Rose Parkerson. She passed away February 1, 1885, leaving the third son only a few hours old. August 20, 1885, he married Miss Alice Bellomy who became the mother of two sons and three daughters. March 27, 1894, death entered the household to take her to join two of her children who had gone on before. In 1900 he married Mrs. Sarah Franklin, who passed away July 6, 1923. Mr. Wells was again left alone. Most of his life has been spent in or near Cass county. In 1939 while making his home with a son, Alfred Wells, Mr. Wells fell and broke his leg. Since that time he has made his home with a daughter, Mrs. J. H. Coleman and husband. He became able to walk about on crutches although his health has been failing since that time. He took seriously ill April 14 and passed away at the home of his daughter, Mrs. J. H. Coleman, May 14, 1941, age 89 years, 3 months and 12 days. He leaves to mourn his passing seven children, Alfred and Henry Wells of Creighton, Charley and George Wells of Lamar, Franklin D. Winkler of Pleasant Hill, James Wells whose address is unknown, and Mrs. J. H. Coleman of Creighton, 33 grandchildren and 47 great-grandchildren. One sister, Miss Tena Wells of Clinton, four nieces and one nephew. He united with the Christian church at Creighton during a revival conducted by the Rev. Lane in August 1906. Funeral services were held at the home, May 15. Burial was made in the Kepner cemetery under the direction of Arnold's.

WELSH, Hazel M. FERRO
1919-2015
Deepwater Cemetery, Fairview Twp, Henry Co, MO
Hazel Welsh, 95, of Independence, MO passed away January 1, 2015. A visitation will be held on Tuesday, January 6, at the Speaks Suburban Chapel. Graveside services on Wednesday at Deepwater Cemetery in Deepwater, MO. Hazel was born May 1, 1919 in Leesville, MO to Antonio and Nettie (Sullivan) Ferro. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, H.K. Welsh; and eight siblings. Hazel is survived by her daughter, Donita Doctor and husband Craig; grandson, Brian Doctor and wife Jennifer; granddaughter, Sheri Thomson and husband Rob; four great grandchildren; and sister, Juanita Ferro.

WENTWORTH, Margaret Jane JACKSON
1865-1928
Maplewood & Brownington Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
The Clinton Eye, Clinton MO, Friday, Apr 20 1928 - Mrs. Margaret Jane Wentworth died at the home of Mr. and Mrs. C. J. Mansfield, on East Ohio street, at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 10th, with pneumonia. She had lived near Coal, but came to Clinton nearly two months ago, to do some nursing, when about a month ago she took a very acute form of neuritis with which she suffered intensely. The Thursday before her death, she was stricken with pneumonia, which caused her death. After she became ill, she was taken to the Mansfield home and her children sent for. All were here for the funeral but one son, whom they were unable to locate. There was a short prayer service at the Mansfield home, April 11th, then her body was taken to Brownington, where Rev. Lindsey conducted the funeral service. Interment at Brownington cemetery. Deceased was converted in Oklahoma in 1915. Margaret Jane Jackson was born east of Brownington, October 24th, 1865. She was the daughter of M. S., or better known as Doc. Jackson, and Pamaline Stewart. She spent her young life in this county. She was married to Charles Wentworth, in October 1883, who preceded her ten years ago March 31st, 1918. To this union were born six children; three have passed on. Those living are Mrs. Katie Wardrip, of Rich Hill, Mo.; Horace Wentworth, of Toppenish, Washington, and Fred, of southeast of Clinton, with whom she made her home; also by one brother, G. T. Jackson, of near Coal; one half-brother, Frank Jackson, of Amarillo, Texas; two half-sisters, Ella Wilson of Deepwater and Maud Todd of Springfield.

WEPFER, Richard William Rev.
1944-2003
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Aug 29 2003 - Richard William Wepfer, son of William Henry and Eileen Evelyn (Verburg) Wepfer, was born July 22, 1944, in Tacoma, Washington, and died at his home in Clinton August 18, 2003, at the age of 59 years. Rich graduated from Hope College in Holland, Michigan with a B.A. in math and from Cornell University with a Master of Science in Computer Science. He also graduated from Grand Valley State University with a Master of Business Administration. He worked for G.T.E. as a computer analyst for 25 years. After his retirement he attended Austin Theological Seminary in Austin, Texas. Currently he was serving as pastor of the First Presbyterian Church, Clinton. He was a member of the Clinton Ministerial Alliance and the Hope College Alumni Association. He was preceded in death by his parents, William Henry and Eileen Evelyn Wepfer. He is survived by three brothers and one sister, Donald Wepfer, Sarasota, Florida, Dennis Wepfer and wife Mary, Menasha, Wisconsin, Robert Wepfer and wife Nancy, Sunrise, Florida, and Louise Wepfer and husband Ed Withey of South Haven, Michigan. Memorial services were held at the First Presbyterian Church, Clinton, Saturday, August 23. Burial will be in the Lake View Cemetery, South Haven, Michigan, at a later date.

WERNER, Dorothy M. MAPLE
1916-1994
Norris Cemetery, Big Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Daily Democrat, May 11 1994 - Dorothy M. Werner, 78 Burlington, Kansas, died Tuesday, May 10, 1994, at Coffey County Hospital, Burlington, Kansas. She was born in Hartwell, the daughter of Will and Marie Booth Maple. She was a licensed practical nurse and had worked as administrator at Cliff Manor Nursing Home in Riverside. She moved to Burlington in July of 1993 from Kansas City, Kansas. She is survived by one son, Peter R. Werner, Burlington, Kansas; one grandson, Perry R. Werner, DuQuion, Illinois; one granddaughter Pepper L. Werner, Nashville, Tennessee. Memorial services will be held at 1:30 p. m. Saturday, May 14, at the Gospel Tabernacle, Kansas City, Kansas. Cremation. Burial will be in Norris Cemetery, at Hartwell. Jones Funeral Home in Burlington, Kansas is in charge of arrangements.

WESCOTT, Thomas P. Dr.
1916-2002
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, May 30 2002 - Dr. Thomas P. Wescott, 85, Pleasant Hill, died Saturday, May 25, 2002, at Golden Valley Hospital, Clinton. Memorial services will be Saturday, June 1, at Ben Cast and Son-Wood Funeral Home, Holden. Cremation. Dr. Wescott was born June 10, 1916, in Berline Center, Ohio, the son of William and Minnie (Flick) Wescott. He earned Bachelor and Master's degrees in music from the Dana Institute of Music in Warren, Ohio. He later graduated from the Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1949. His internship was at Gafney Hospital and Clinic in Tyler, Texas. He began a private practice in Stove and after six years moved to Holden, where he had a family practice for 45 years. He was a member of the associate staff at Western Missouri Medical Center in Warrensburg, Golden Valley Hospital, Clinton, and Research Medical Center in Kansas City. He served as mayor of Holden for five years and was a former member of the Holden United Methodist Church. He was nominated for Missouri Family Physician of the year in January 2000. He was a 32nd degree Mason and a member of Ararat Shrine in Kansas City. He is survived by his wife of 23 years, Harriett Jean Wescott, Pleasant Hill; two daughters, Nancy Balsbaugh and husband Robert, Overland Park, Kansas, and Barbara Pond and husband Charles, also of Overland Park, Kansas; four grandsons; two sisters, Helen Rose of Prescott Valley, Arizona, and Ruth Johnson, Phoenix, Arizona; several nieces and nephews; a stepson, William White of Pleasant Hill; two step-grandchildren; five step-great-grandchildren; and first wife, Joan Wescott of Overland Park, Kansas.

WESNER, Beverly MURRAY
1934-2017
Laurel Oak Cemetery (W), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Beverly Wesner, 82, of Windsor, Missouri, died Saturday morning, August 26, 2017, at the Western Missouri Medical Center, Warrensburg, Missouri. She was born December 4, 1934, in rural Windsor, Mo., the daughter of Vencil Mitchell Murray and Ella Maude (Goff) Murray. On October 26, 1958, at the Windsor United Methodist Church, she married Rodney Eugene Wesner and he survives of the home. Beverly worked for the Royal McBee typewriter company for a time and was a homemaker. She was a longtime member of the Windsor United Methodist Church. She also had been a member of the Tera Kidwell church circle and the Jaycee Janes. She enjoyed plays, concerts, and outings with her family. In addition to her husband, survivors include a son Brad Wesner and wife Michelle, Simpsonville, SC; a daughter Suzanne Chapman and husband Tony, Clinton, MO; her sister Sue Taylor and husband Norman (Mike), Windsor; a sister-in-law Ann Wesner, Carlisle, PA; 8 grandchildren; a great-granddaughter; and a number of nephews and nieces. Memorial services will be Saturday, September 23, 2017, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial will follow in Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

WEST, Alva
1919-1992
Carrsville Cemetery, Big Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, May 22 1992 - Alva West, son of Oscar and Clara Seaton West, was born October 22, 1919 in Meta, Mo. He passed away at his home May 16, 1992, at the age of 72. Alva lived in Henry County near Chilhowee, for the past 70 years. He was a farmer. He was a member of the Chilhowee Community United Methodist Church and the American Legion Post No. 131 of Warrensburg. He was a veteran of World War II. He is survived by four sons, Donald Lee and James Mark, both of Springfield, Phillip David of Lenexa, Ks., and Richard Dale of Kansas City; three daughters, Judith Ann Baldwin of Granbury, Tx., Patricia Rose Hargrove, Lee's Summit, and Karen Kay Morse of Centerville, Ks.; three brothers, Arvel and Eugene West of Clinton, and Marvie West of Independence; two sisters, Evelyn Einsphar, Haxtun, Co., and Marie Wilson, Gower; nine grandchildren and one great-grandson. Funeral services were held Tuesday, May 19, 1992 at Chilhowee Community United Methodist Church. Burial was at Carrsville Cemetery, Henry County.

WEST, Bonnie Ruth WEST
1908-1995
Carpenter Cemetery, Chilhowee, Johnson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Bonnie Ruth West was born August 22, 1908, in Chilhowee, the daughter of John James and Osie Alice (Stansbery) West. She died Sunday, September 3, 1995, at the Ridgecrest Nursing Home in Warrensburg at the age of 87. Miss West graduated from the Chilhowee High School and lived most of her life in the Chilhowee area. She worked for the United States Postal Service as a postal clerk. She was a member of the Chilhowee Baptist Church. Survivors include a niece, Sandra West, Junction City, Kansas; great-nephew and great-niece, Matthew and Angie West of Chilhowee; two great-great-nephews, Matthew and Richard, and a special friend, Carolyn Sullins, Chilhowee. She was preceded in death by her parents, one sister, one brother and one nephew. Funeral services were Wednesday, September 6, at the Chilhowee Baptist Church. Burial was in Carpenter Cemetery, Johnson County.

WEST, Dorothy Helen HUDSON
1907-2018
Englewood Cemetery (W), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Dorothy H. West age 110 of Clinton passed away January 30, 2018 at Clinton Healthcare and Rehab. Dorothy was born on July 28, 1907 to Pendelton Hudson and Mary Rice in Knox County, Mo. She was a teacher for over 40 years. Dorothy was a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church, the Retired Teacher's Association, Henry County Historical Society, and the Clinton Country Club. Dorothy loved to quilt and play bridge. Among survivors is her great friend, Patricia Beattie, niece, Christine Simms, Denver, Co, nephew, Bill. Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband, Glenn in 1986, a son, Ronald in 1972, two sisters, Roberta and Margaret, and her parents. Dorothy will be cremated. A graveside service and inurnment will be on Monday, February 5, 2018 at Englewood Cemetery.

WEST, Elizabeth
abt 1818-1885
Oak Grove Cemetery, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Dec 19 1885 - A very old and highly respected lady, Mrs. Elizabeth West, died of a paralytic stroke Tuesday morning at the residence of Mr. Camplin, in the southwest part of town. On retiring in the evening, she seemed to be feeling badly and said: "My feet are paralyzed," which were the last words spoken. Dr. Jennings was called, who did all in his power to restore the patient, but life was too far gone for medical assistance. The remains were laid to rest in the Oak Grove Cemetery.

WEST, Elsie Mae HAMLIN
1908-1993
Elm Spring Baptist Church Cemetery, Elm, Johnson Co, MO
Clinton Daily Democrat - Elsie Mae West, age 85, Warrensburg, passed away Sunday, November 28, 1993 at Ridge Crest Care Center in Warrensburg. She was born January 23, 1908 in the Elm, Mo. community, a daughter of Walter Thomas and Eva Lena (Humphrey) Hamlin. She was reared and educated in Elm and graduated from Elm High School in 1927. Mrs. West lived in Kansas City from 1934 until 1983 when she moved to Warrensburg. She was a homemaker and a member of the McMurry United Methodist church in Claycomo, Mo. She leaves one daughters, Ramona K. Turner, Overbrook, Ks.; one sister, Thelma J. Shier, Kingsville; six grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ray West, and one son Larry Wayne West. Graveside services and burial were Tuesday, November 30, at Elm Spring Cemetery, Kingsville, under direction of Ben Cast & Son-Wood Funeral Home, Holden.

WEST, Gary G.
1944-2005
Carpenter Cemetery, Chilhowee, Johnson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jul 28 2005 - Gary G. West, 60, Warsaw, died Tuesday, July 26, 2005, at the Missouri Rehabilitation Center in Mt. Vernon. Funeral services will be held Saturday, July 30 at Consalus Funeral Home. Burial will be in Carpenter Cemetery, Chilhowee. He was born September 19, 1944, in Los Angeles, California, son of Ernest and Leona Stoneking West. He married the former Jeanne Wolfe. He worked as a heavy-duty mechanic. His parents and brother Russell West, preceded him in death. Survivors include his wife Jeanne, of the home; one son Gary West and wife Jessica, Edwards; one sister Virginia West, Warrensburg; one grandson Gary Michael West, Edwards, plus many nieces and nephews.

WEST, Isibel "Bell" SPURGEON
1857-1939
Englewood Cemetery (W), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Mrs. Isibel West died at her home at 910 North Fourth, September 22, 1939, from infirmities of age, after having been ill only a few days. Isibel Spurgeon was born in October 1851 (sic 1857), in Harrison County, coming with her parents to near Goose Lake, south of Clinton, when she was about 12. In 1870 she married John William West of LaDue, and they made their home south of LaDue, where he farmed. About two years ago they moved to Clinton and their daughter and husband, Mr. and Mrs. Al Abney, moved to their home to help care for them. Mr. West died last year. Seven children were given them who survive; Mrs. A. Hart, Deepwater; Albert West, Montrose; Emmett West and Mrs. Al Abney of Clinton; Mrs. Alfred Leonard, Carrollton; Doll West of Buffalo and Jesse West of Sedalia. She is also survived by 12 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, and three half brothers, Dave Spurgeon, Montrose; Louis Spurgeon, Oklahoma, and Harlen Spurgeon, Bolivar. She was a member of the LaDue Baptist Church and attended regularly until her age prevented. Funeral services were held Saturday at the Wilkinson Chapel. Burial was in Englewood beside her husband.

WEST, John William
abt 1855-1938
Englewood Cemetery (W), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - J. W. West died at his home in Clinton, June 22, 1938, where he had lived the past eight years. He suffered with a malignant trouble and had the joy of having all his children but two at his bedside at the last. He was born in Stephensport, Ky., August 14, 1885, and came to Missouri when a small lad. They lived on a farm near LaDue. He was united in marriage to Miss Bell Spurgeon September 10, 1875, and to this union were born seven children who survive: Mrs. Al Abney and Emmett West of Clinton; Albert West, Montrose; Mrs. Jean Erhart, Deepwater; Mrs. Alfred Leonard, Carrollton; Jess and Don West of Buffalo, Mo. There are 19 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. Mr. West was converted at the LaDue Baptist church, and was baptized by Rev. Wade Johnson. He was a highly esteemed neighbor, and friend to thouse in need. He loved music and was a fine violinist. Shortly before his death he gave his prized violin to a great-grandchild living in Carrollton. Funeral services were conducted June 24 at the Wilkinson funeral home. Burial at Engelwood.

WEST, Lorenza Dowell "Dow"
1865-1937
Ladue Cemetery, Davis Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - L. D. West, well known barber of LaDue, died at 4:30 a.m. Monday of heart trouble, complicated with asthma, from which he had been a sufferer the past two or three years. His wife, who gave him constant and devoted care was with her husband as he had spent a restless night, even predicting the oncoming storm, as his asthma was so bad. He was forced to sit in his chair most of the time as reclining made it more difficult for him to breathe, but just before his passing he rose, walked over to the bed and lay down, quietly surrendering his spirit to the Death Angel. Despite his ill health Mr. West had been able to go about his usual activities, doing some barbering the day before and the mild weather of his last day among men made him express the wish he could go fishing as he loved both to hunt and fish. Lorenza Dow West was born May 7, 1865, in Breckinridge County, Ky., the son of Felix West and Letitia Sankler West, both Kentuckians. When a small lad he came with his parents to LaDue where they settled on a nearby farm. Mr. West learned the trade of a barber as a young man and spent all of his life at or near his boyhood home. Mr. West was married Miss Jennie Branch of LaDue, who a few years later died when their only son Clarence was a little lad about three years of age. They were residents of Butler at the time. About 1895 he married Miss Louie Gibson of Butler, who made a kind and good mother for his boy and was a loyal helpmeet to her husband. They returned to LaDue to make their home. Mr. West was converted and enjoyed regular church attendance as long as his health permitted. He was also a member of the I.O.O.F. lodge when that brotherhood was active in LaDue. Mr. West was a man of genial happy disposition, who had many friends and was beloved by the boys of his acquaintance, especially those whose hair he cut, for the heart of the boy was ever alive in his breast. He always took delight in his early garden and the Friday before his death was out seeing about getting the ground ready for planting. He loved flowers and grew many beautiful ones. He liked to read, thinking it a real deprivation if he missed the daily paper. His son Clarence of Joplin and ten grandchildren survive Mr. West, likewise one brother, Bud West of Clinton, and one sister, Mrs. Laura B. Lawson of LaDue. The funeral services were Tuesday at the Christian Church, LaDue.

WEST, Raymond B.
1920-1997
Holden Cemetery, Holden, Johnson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Funeral services will be held Saturday, March 8, for Raymond B. West, 76, Warrensburg, who died Sunday, March 9, 1997, at his home. He was a brother of Roland West, former Clinton banker who now lives in Warrensburg. Services will be at the First United Methodist Church in Warrensburg, with private burial in the Holden Cemetery. Mr. West retired as budget finance officer at Whiteman Air Force Base. He had owned an insurance agency and also had retired from Mercantile Bank in Sedalia. He also served as an auditor for the Missouri Banking Commission.

WEST, Rosella Armilda KIMBALL
1925-1984
Englewood Cemetery (W), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Rosella Armilda West was born the daughter of Forest and Vera Kimball on March 5, 1925 in Clinton, Missouri, and died Saturday, November 10 at the Golden Valley Memorial Hospital. she had been a lifelong resident of Clinton. On April 7, 1957 she was married to Arvel West and they had one daughter, Adele Kim West. Mrs. West worked as a bookkeeper for the Kimball Locker and later for the J.C. Penney Company. She was an active member of the United Methodist Church and the good Samaritan Adult Sunday School Class. In addition she belonged to the All Faiths Bible Club. Mrs. West is survived by her husband Arvel, of the home, one daughter Adele of Woodland, California; and a brother Chester Kimball of Leawood, Kansas. Memorial services were held at the United Methodist Church in Clinton on Monday, November 12. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery.

WEST, Rowland L.
1922-2001
Holden Cemetery, Holden, Johnson Co, MO
Clinton Daily Democrat, Jun 18 2001 - Rowland L. West, 78, Warrensburg and formerly of Holden and Clinton, died Saturday, June 16, 2001, at Research Medical Center in Kansas City. Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 20, at First United Methodist Church, Warrensburg. Burial will follow in the Holden Cemetery. Mr. West was born Monday, September 4, 1922, north of Kingsville, the son of Jesse Basil West and Ethel L. Brown West. He was a 1940 Holden High School graduate. He had been a banker, working for the Bank of Holden, the Citizens Bank in Warrensburg, president of Union State Bank in Clinton and president of UMB in Warrensburg. He had also been a real estate agent for DeLozier Realty Co. in Warrensburg. An Army veteran of World War II he served in the South Pacific Theatre. He was a member of the American Legion, VFW, Elks Lodge, Rotary Club, Mules & Jennies Booster at CMSU, ambassador with the Chamber of Commerce, former president of the Johnson County Historical Society, Veterans of Safety, First United Methodist Church, all of Warrensburg, and served on the Community Council at Whiteman Air Force Base. On April 21, 1946, he married Ima Mae Skinner in Kansas City. She survives of the home. Also surviving are three daughters, Ginger Lee Reader, Warrensburg, Louis Mae Merle and Jetuan Swift, both of Lee's Summit; three sons, Charles Rowland West, Seattle, Washington, Robert West, Andover, Kansas, and Jesse West, Lee's Summit; 10 grandchildren and one great-grandson, three sisters, Nancy Marguerite Rowe, Warrensburg, Maxine Hughes, Raytown, and Jean Wharton, Holden; two brothers, Hubert West, Grand Rapids, Michigan, and Lloyd West, Kansas City.

WEST, Russell Ernest
1941-1991
Carpenter Cemetery, Chilhowee, Johnson Co, MO
Russell Ernest West, age 50, of 103 A. West Walnut, Clinton, Missouri, passed away Thursday, October 31, 1991 at his home. He was born the son of Ernest and Leona (Stoneking) West on September 27, 1941 in Missouri. He was a lifelong resident of Missouri. He was a nurse for Home Health Care in Clinton. He is survived by one son, Ernest R. West of the home; three daughters, Anita D. James, Clinton, Deanna Franklin, State of Washington, and Kelly West, McCloud, California; one brother, Gary West, Warsaw, and one sister, Virginia West, Warrensburg; seven grandchildren. Graveside services were held Friday, November 1, 1991 at the Carpenter Cemetery, Chilhowee, Missouri.

WEST, Thelma Joan "Jody" REFFETT
1941-1996
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Thelma Joan (Jody) Reffett West, 55, died October 20, 1996, at her home in Clinton. Jody was born August 31, 1941, in Kansas City to Ernest and Verda Belle Gosney Reffett. In May 1957, she married William Robert West. To this union was born one child, Robert Arron West. Jody worked as a police officer in Independence and she worked at Sears for several years, before moving to Warsaw. She baby-sat for many years and in 1985 she moved to Clinton. She is survived by one son, Robert Arron West of Clinton; one brother, Mike Reffett and wife of Kansas City; two sisters, Betty Church and husband of Warsaw, and Diane Hand and husband of Grand Prairie, Texas; several nieces and nephews as well as a host of friends. Funeral services were held at the Vansant-Mills Chapel, Wednesday, October 23. Burial was in the Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery.

WEST, Thomas B.
1835-1886
Ladue Cemetery, Davis Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, 1886 - T. B. West, an old and respected citizen of LaDue, died Thursday, March 4, 1886, and was buried by the Masonic fraternity.

WESTENDORF, Frances Nadine PAGE
1923-1949
Blairstown Cemetery, Big Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Mrs. Nadine Page Westendorff, age 26, passed away at the Wetzel Hospital in Clinton Thursday afternoon, April 21, where she had been a patient the past 3 weeks. She had been in failing health for several months but as her condition grew worse she was hospitalized where she underwent blood transfusions and other means of medical aid to save her. She leaves her husband, Clarence, 2 children, Jimmy age 9 and Claire 6, her father, John Page and 3 brothers of Creighton, and other relatives and friends. One brother, Dale, had been making his home with she and her family since the death of their mother a year ago. Funeral services were held at the Methodist Church Sunday afternoon. Burial was in the Blairstown cemetery. - Frances Nadine Page was born in Creighton, Mo. on May 25, 1923. She was married to Clarence Andrew Westendorf on August 24, 1939. To this union was born a son, James Wayne, now 9 years of age, and a daughter, Clara Frances, 6 years of age. She is survived by her husband and two children, a father, and three brothers, Francis Milburn Page, William Dean Page, all of Creighton, and a younger brother, Dale 11 years of age who mde his home with Mr. and Mrs. Westendorff until Mrs. Westendorff's decease. She also leaves a number of uncles aunts and cousins and a host of friends. She departed this life on April 21, 1949, at the age of 25 years, 11 months and 24 days.

WESTENDORFF, Beatrice Louise REITZ
1931-2004
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jun 24 2004 - Bea Westendorff, 72, Blairstown, died Monday, June 14, 2004, at Golden Valley Hospital. Private family memorial services will be held at a later date. She was born September 22, 1931, in Kansas City, daughter of Cletus and Maude E. Reitz Mayhare. She married Wilbur E. Westendorff January 25, 1947, at Topeka, Kansas. Her parents, one sister, Etta Mae Upshaw, and one grandson, Dustin Westendorff, preceded her in death. Surviving is her husband, Wilbur, of the home; two sons, Larry Westendorff and wife Janet, Marion, Kentucky, and Michael Westendorff and wife Jo Ann, Clinton; three daughters, Sherri Richter and husband Dan, Montrose, Debbie Phillips and husband Bob, Chilhowee, Coleen Feagans and husband, Keith, Chilhowee; 11 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren; one brother Forest Fickle, Clinton; one sister Martha Newman, Wagner, Oklahoma, plus several nieces and nephews.

WESTENDORFF, Larry E.
1947-2008
Larry E. Westendorff, 61, of Marion, Kentucky, died Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2008 at Crittenden Hospital. He was a truck driver. Westendorff served in the United States Marine Corps during the Vietnam War. Survivors include his wife, Janet Chandler Westendorff, Marion; a son, Chad Westendorff, Arlington, Va.; a daughter Sonya Leist of Evansville; stepsons, Rick Truitt of Alpharetta, Ga., Tim Truitt of Nokesville, Va., and Jason Truitt of Knoxville; father, Wilbur Westendorff of Blairstown, Mo.; brother, Mike Westendorff of Clinton, Mo.; sisters, Sheri Richter of Montrose, Mo., Coleen Feagans and Debbie Phillips, both of Chilhowee, Mo.; and 10 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his mother, Beatrice Reitz Westendorff. Funeral services were Saturday, Dec. 20 at Myers Funeral Home, Marion, Kentucky. Burial was at Mapleview Cemetery.

WESTHUSING, Agnes Marie LESMEISTER
1920-2002
St. Marys Cemetery, Montrose, Deepwater Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Feb 21 2002 - Agnes Marie Westhusing, the daughter of Frank P. and Mary E. (Kloer) Lesmeister, was born on August 14, 1920, in Montrose. She died at St. Luke's Hospital of Kansas City on February 14, 2002, at the age of 81 years. Agnes was a member of the Altar Society and Immaculate Conception Catholic Church of Montrose. She was united in marriage to Ludger J. Westhusing on April 8, 1947. To this union four children were born. She was preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Phyllis Westhusing; five brothers, Clem, Richard, Raymond, Basil and Virgil Lesmeister, and a sister, Eunice Rotert. She is survived by her husband, Ludger, and two sons Edgar and Bryan, all of the home, one daughter, Nancy and husband, Doug Snodgrass of Appleton City; one sister, Cleo and husband, Donald Rice, Clinton; three grandchildren Courtney, Brandon and Jayme Snodgrass, all of Appleton City and several nieces, nephews and friends. Agnes was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She loved working with her flowers, in her garden and loved to cook for her family. She shared much love with her grandchildren as she embroidered quilts for them. Funeral services were held at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Montrose, on Saturday, February 16. Burial was in St. Mary's Cemetery, Montrose.

WESTHUSING, Anthony John
1846-1914
St. Ludger Cemetery, Deepwater Twp, Henry Co, MO
Montrose Recorder, Jan 30 1914 - After an illness of nearly two weeks at his home in Walker township, Henry Co., Saturday, Jan. 24 1914, Antone Westhusing died of pneumonia. He was born Feb. 27, 1846, near Germantown. Here he spent his boyhood days. It was evident from the first that he was in danger, and in spite of all that could be done he grew gradually worse until the end. He was a kind and loving father and good neighbor and his presence will be much missed. He leaves a wife and three sons and a number of relatives and friends to mourn his loss. He was possessed of excellent qualities and esteemed by all. As a friend he was true and faithful ever ready to lend a helping hand wherever needed.

WESTHUSING, Caroline Barbara GOTH
1916-2003
St. Ludger Cemetery, Deepwater Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jun 10 2003 - Caroline Barbara Westhusing, 87, Urich, died Saturday, June 7, 2003, at Golden Valley Hospital. Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 11, at the Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Urich, with burial in St. Ludger's Cemetery. She was born February 18, 1916, at Germantown, daughter of William and Clara Lichtenauer Goth. She married Elmer Westhusing February 5, 1940, at Germantown. She was a member of the Grand River Homemakers. She was an active member of Holy Trinity Church. Preceding her in death was a sister, Genevieve Vogel. She is survived by her husband of 63 years, Elmer; two sons, James and wife Nell, Raytown, and Ron, Urich; one daughter, Rosemary Layton, Downers Grove, Illinois; one sister, Marie Vogel, Montrose; five grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and a number of nieces, nephews and friends.

WESTHUSING, Edward John
1924-2008
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Dec 1 2008 - Edward John Westhusing, 84, died Thursday, Nov. 27, 2008, at Lake Ozark Retirement Center, Osage Beach. Ed was the son of Jo Anthony (Tony) and Lena Cook Westhusing of Germantown. He was born Jan. 11, 1924 in Kansas City, Kansas. Ed served in the United States Army during World War II, driving tanks and was stationed in the Philippines. On Oct. 14, 1951, he married Betty Lee Young of Fort Scott, Kansas. They owned several roller skating rinks, one in Fort Scott, as well as in Belleville, Illinois, Sunflower, Olathe, and Lawrence, Kansas. In 1956, Ed and Betty and their family moved to Lake of the Ozarks where Ed built roads and developed several subdivisions on the lake in Osage Beach near Tan-Tar-A Resort. Ed had a lot of friends and loved and provided well for his family. He enjoyed traveling with his family, fishing, hunting and taxidermy. He raised Tennessee Walking Horses for several years and he always had a dog to love and spoil. Ed was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Wilma Wagoner of Fulton and Edith Wilkerson of Kansas City, Kansas, and one son Edward Lee Westhusing, Leesburg, Florida. Ed is survived by his wife and was the father of three sons, Tony Westhusing and wife Nancy, Paul Westhusing and wife Paula, and Johnny Westhusing and wife Anne, all of Osage Beach; two daughters, Cathy Mueller and husband Ed, Eldon, and Anna Stoltz and husband Alan, Springfield; two sisters, Maxine Van Dyke of Eudora, Kansas, and Faye Haynes of Sun Lake, Arizona; 11 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren and many other family and friends. Funeral Mass will be held Dec. 4 at St. Anthony's Catholic Church, Camdenton. Burial will be at Lake Memorial Garden Cemetery, Osage Beach.

WESTHUSING, Stephen H.
1917-2009
St. Ludger Cemetery, Deepwater Twp, Henry Co, MO
Stephen "Steve" H. Westhusing, age 91 of Montrose, Missouri passed away Sunday, March 8, 2009 at St. Luke's Hospital, Kansas City, Missouri. Funeral Mass will be Thursday, March 12, 2009 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Montrose, Missouri, with burial in St. Ludger's Cemetery, Germantown. Steve was born September 2, 1917, in Henry County, the son of Frank and Mary (Bettels) Westhusing. On September 19, 1944 he married Alice Schussler. To this union five children were born. They lived their entire life on a farm near Germantown. Steve farmed and was a dairyman for most of his life. He also enjoyed fishing with his cane pole and playing board games with his children and grandchildren. He is survived by his wife, of sixty-four years, Alice, of the home; one daughter, Wanda Westhusing of Montrose; four sons, Gary of Montrose, Kevin and wife, Roberta of Adrian, Randy of Montrose and Darwin and wife, Marilyn of Clinton; five grandchildren, Jared, Savanna, Makenna, Paige and Braeden; He also leaves one brother Ludger Westhusing and two sisters, Eva Tilling and Aladene Lesmeister.

WESTLAKE, Gertrude Grace THOMAS
1898-1995
Deepwater Cemetery, Fairview Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Gertrude Grace Westlake, daughter of Cornelius Wilkins and Delilah Jane Stone Thomas, was born October 28, 1898, in Iberia, Mo., and died November 22, 1995, in Clinton, at the age of 97 years and 24 days. She was married to Ralph Westlake who preceded her in death on October 3, 1975. She was a member of the First Christian Church of Windsor and belonged to the Christian Women's Fellowship. She also belonged to the Royal Neighbors of America. Gertrude was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, two sisters, two brothers, one niece and one nephew. She is survived by one niece, Janeal Beaverstad of Lee's Summit; five great-nephews, David Jones and Anthony Wells of Clinton and William Stevens, Patrick Wells and Chris Thomas, all of Deepwater; three great-nieces, Linda Moreland, Carol Wells and Cheryl Reid, all of Clinton; as well as nine great-great-nieces and seven great-great-nephews and other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held at the Vansant-Mills Chapel Saturday, November 25. Burial was in the Deepwater Cemetery.

WESTOVER, Braydn Mark
2006-2006
Knob Noster Cemetery, Knob Noster, Johnson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Nov 9 2006 - Braydn Mark Westover died Saturday, November 4, 2006, at Western Missouri Medical Center, Warrensburg. He was born November 4, 2006, in Warrensburg, the son of Mark Anthony Westover and Jaime Tetara (Allen) Westover. In addition to his parents, he is survived by a maternal grandmother and grandfather, Lynda and Ron Hetherington, Kingsville; maternal grandfather and grandmother, Brian and Angela Allen, Windsor; maternal great-grandparents Dean and Shelby Allen, Windsor; maternal great-grandparents Bill and Jackie Crawford, Hermitage; maternal great-great-grandmother Mary Stoutimore, Windsor; paternal grandparents, Rose Marie and Terry Westover, Houston, Texas; paternal great-grandmother Ella Ahrens, Germany; maternal aunts and uncles, Riki Allen and Michael Allen, Kris Boatright, Alexus Sherrer; paternal aunts, Jessica Folkes and Corinne Dalton; paternal uncle, Terry Darling Jr., and an "adopted" paternal uncle Carol Clifton Tarver. Graveside services will be Thursday, November 9, at the Knob Noster Cemetery.

WETER, Olive Phyllis JOHNS
1908-2004
Plainview Cemetery, Newtown, Sullivan Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, May 11 2004 - Phyllis Weter, daughter of Walter and Grace McDonald Johns, was born November 16, 1908, in Pollock, and died Thursday, April 29, 2004, at her home in Clinton. She was married to Harold Weter on October 3, 1932, and he preceded her in death on November 16, 1993. They lived in the Pollock-Milan community before moving to Clinton in 1977 after Mr. Weter retired from farming. She was a member of the First Christian Church, Clinton. She is survived by two sons, Eugene Weter and wife, Glenda, Clinton, and Theodore Weter and wife Charlene of Liberty, as well as eight grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday, May 2, at the Kent Funeral Home, Milan, Missouri.

WETMORE, Zelda May
1900-1994
Deepwater Cemetery, Fairview Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Daily Democrat - Mrs. Zelda Wetmore, 90, Meadowbrook Manor in Clinton, died Thursday, February 17, 1994 at Golden Valley Hospital. Graveside services will be Tuesday at the Deepwater Cemetery.

WETZEL, Anna Gladys JACKSON
1913-2007
Englewood Cemetery (W), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jun 14 2007 - Anna Gladys Wetzel was born January 8, 1913, in rural Warsaw, and died June 5, 2007. She married Chester Lewis Wetzel on February 25, 1931, in Osceola. To this union were born two sons, William Arthur and Jackson Lewis of Windsor and one daughter, Shirley Mae Walters of Clinton. Gladys attended a revival meeting and was saved by the grace of God in September 1947. She was baptized and joined High Hill Missionary Baptist Church. She remained a faithful servant as long as her health permitted. She was a member of Clear Creek Missionary Baptist Church at her death. Preceding her in death were her husband, one son, one grandson and one great-great-grandson. Left to mourn her passing are two children, 10 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren and 20 great-great-grandchildren and a host of other family and friends. Funeral services were Friday, June 8, at Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel, Osceola. She was laid to rest next to her loving husband at Englewood Cemetery in Clinton.

WETZEL, Carroll Roy Dr.
1930-2005
Englewood Cemetery (W), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 24 2005 - Carroll R. Wetzel, D.O., 74, Clinton, died Friday, January 21, 2005, at Golden Valley Hospital in Clinton. "Dr. Carroll", as he was affectionately called, was born June 29, 1930, in Kansas City, the son of Gus S. Wetzel Sr. and Beatrice Estelle (Lomax) Wetzel. On December 4, 1982, in Clinton, he married Myrna Beck, who survives of the home. He graduated from Clinton High School in 1948 and went directly to Westminster College, Fulton, to pursue his medical degree and finished up at the Los Angeles College of Osteopathic Medicine, then took his residency at Rocky Mountain Osteopathic Hospital in Denver, Colorado. He began practicing medicine in Clinton in 1959, at the old Wetzel Hospital, where Clinton City Hall is now located and had recently retired in June 2004. In addition to his wife, Dr. Carroll is survived by two sons, C. Rob Wetzel, M.D. and his wife Allison, Clinton, and John Wetzel and his wife Lisa, St. Louis; a daughter, Patricia Wetzel Schaaf and her husband Kendall, Leawood, Kansas; a stepson, William A. Kemper and his wife Susan, Clinton; a stepdaughter, Lorna Kemper Koehnlein and her husband Donald, Mesa Arizona; 11 grandchildren, Andrew, Nathan, Samuel, Christopher Casey, Kathryn Janie, Camille Nicole, Camryn Beck, Samantha Ray, Roger Owen and Zachary Allen; a brother, Gus S. Wetzel, M.D. and his wife Susie, Clinton. Dr. Carroll was preceded in death by his parents and his first wife, Marilyn Husted Wetzel, August 28, 1977. He was a member of the Clinton United Methodist Church, Clinton Rotary and the Masonic Temple. He served on the Board of Healing Arts and the boards for the Missouri Association of Osteopathic Physicians (MAOPs), the Citizens Union State Bank, the Intermed Insurance Company and the Kirksville School of Osteopathic Medicine. He leaves behind his dear wife, family, friends and valued patients. He will be remembered for many things including his dry wit, voracious appetite, enthusiasm for driving, his rose garden and his gift for woodworking. He also loved traveling, but enjoyed returning home even more. Dr. Carroll also leaves behind a legacy where he was blessed to work with his father, brother and son in a career that was his passion. He treasured the many people who touched his life through the Golden Valley Hospital and Wetzel Clinic. He was a gifted surgeon who at retirement was overheard telling a patient, "You don't know how much I will miss you." And he meant it. One never had to guess where they stood with him and he approached life's ups and downs with faith, hope and perseverance. He was tough, yet tenderhearted. A key to his success was finding joy in common day-today rituals and obligations. Funeral services will be Tuesday, January 25, at the Clinton United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

WHARTON, Barbara Ann LINDSEY
1943-2004
Newton Burial Park, Nevada, Vernon Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 19 2004 - Barbara Ann Wharton, 60, Appleton City, died Friday, January 16, 2004, at her home following an illness of several months. She was born August 26, 1943, in Independence to William J. Lindsey and Iva Melvina Endicott Lindsey. She married Merle Dale Wharton December 20, 1990, in Miami, Oklahoma, and he survives of the home. She was born and raised in Independence. She worked for many years in the restaurant business. She was recently co-owner of the Blue Inn Restaurant in Appleton City. She was a Baptist. Survivors also include two sons, Danny Wolfe, Okawville, Illinois, and Christopher Wolfe, O'Fallon, Illinois; one daughter, Cheryl Duncan, Lake of the Ozarks; eight grandchildren; four stepsons, Robert A. Wharton and Donnie R. Wharton, Clinton, Floyd J. Wharton, Lockwood; six step-grandchildren; four sisters, Sadie Love, Holden, Mary Reddell and Veta Phillips, both of Independence, and Pearl Jones, Clinton; numerous nieces and nephews and many neighbors and friends. She was preceded in death by one infant daughter, Shannon Delores Wolfe; two grandchildren, Brandon and Brittany Wolfe; her parents; one brother, Ralph Lindsey and four sisters, Nancy Jones, Martha Durken, Edith Moss and Elizabeth VanHaele. Committal services were held Monday, January 19, at Newton Burial Park, Nevada.

WHARTON, Carolyn RHODES
1934-2003
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Sep 30 2003 - Carolyn Rhodes Wharton, 68, Lee's Summit, died Saturday, September 27, 2003, at Life Center of Grandview, from cancer. Memorial services will be Wednesday, October 1, at Langsford Funeral Home, Lee's Summit. Cremation. Mrs. Wharton was born December 12, 1934, in Clinton. She is survived by three children, Mike Wharton, Calhoun, Vicky Meyer, Wichita, Kansas, and Teresa Gattenby, Lee's Summit; seven grandchildren and two sisters, Pat Hetherington and Carlene Sersey, both of Clinton.

WHARTON, Gertrude "Birdie" LaSOURD
1875-1905
Bear Creek Cemetery, Bear Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Missouri, Apr 8 1905 - Mrs. Frank Wharton of Ladue died at 10 p.m. Saturday, April 1st, being 29 years, 11 months and 11 days of age when her spirit took its flight. She was formerly Miss Birdie LaSourd and was born in Juno, Harrison County, Iowa, April 22, 1875. Since the death of her mother, 6 years ago, she had made her home with her aunt Mrs. Mary Austin, on North Main Street in Clinton. She had only been married about two months and was stricken with her mortal illness at the home of her father-in-law at Ladue, while her husband was preparing their home 4 miles south of Ladue, for occupancy. They would have moved the next day if illness had not overtaken her. She leaves her devoted husband, her father Taylor LaSourd at Calhoun, and 4 sisters - Mrs. Edna Woodard, Calhoun; Mrs. Maud Kenny, Adell, Iowa; Miss Nellie LaSourd, Iowa; and Miss Mildred LaSourd, who lives with her father in Calhoun but was at her bedside at the time of her illness.

WHARTON, John Arthur
1884-1947
Calvary Cemetery, Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co, CA
Los Angeles CA - John A. Wharton, who had made his home at 128 E. Palm Street, in Baldwin Park [California], for the last four years died suddenly Monday night, Jan 27, in a Covina [California] Hospital. Born in Ladue, Henry county, Missouri, June 16, 1884, he resided the greater part of his life in Colorado. He worked in the post office department there for nearly 35 years and at the time of his retirement was superintendent of the West End Station in Colorado Springs. During World War I, Mr. Wharton served in the postal agency attached to the American Expeditionary Forces in France from April 18, 1918, to Sept 6, 1919. Mr. Wharton was a member of the National Association of Retired Federal Employees and the A.E.F. Postal Agency. He was also a member of the Knights of Columbus, Colorado Springs council No 582, and a member of the Holy Name Society of Baldwin Park. An enthusiastic participant in all activities planned to promote the growth of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Baldwin Park, his will be the first funeral in the church he helped to build. Besides his daughter, Frances of Sacramento and his son, Norman of Canon City, Colorado, Mr. Wharton is survived by his mother, Mrs. Eva Wharton, a sister, Mrs. Ida Gray and a brother, Frank Wharton, all of Baldwin Park. Rosary was recited Thursday evening at the Baldwin Park Funeral Home. Requiem Mass was said this morning at the St. John the Baptist church with interment following at the Calvary cemetery, Los Angeles.

WHARTON, John L.
1824-1900
Bear Creek Cemetery, Bear Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
The Clinton Eye, Clinton MO, Saturday, Aug 4 1900 - John Wharton, 76, died at his home about 3 1/2 miles south of Ladue and six miles east of Montrose about 10 a.m. Monday, July 30 and was buried at Bear Creek cemetery. He enlisted in Co. D., 8th regiment, Indiana infantry August 14, 1861, re-enlisted and was discharged in 1865. He gave over 4 years of his young manhood that this nation might live. We understand his death was some kind of stomach trouble, caused by exposure and hardship in the army. The reveille has sounded from across the dark river and he has answered "here" and taken his place in the ranks across the divide.

WHARTON, Robert A. "Bob"
1929-2008
Carpenter Cemetery, Chilhowee, Johnson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, May 8 2008 - Robert A. "Bob" Wharton, 78, of Chilhowee, Mo., died Wednesday May 7, 2008 at the Western Missouri Medical Center in Warrensburg, Mo. He was born September 28, 1929 in Knob Noster, Mo., to Frank Alonzo Wharton and Leora Irene (Everetts) Wharton. Bob married Jean Campbell on September 14, 1957 at the Chilhowee Baptist Church, in Chilhowee. Together they owned and operated the Wharton Grocery Store in Chilhowee for 27 years, retiring in 1998. He was a member of the Pleasant Grove Presbyterian Church of Knob Noster and attended Chilhowee Baptist Church. Bob was a veteran of the United States Army, serving in Korea. Surviving are his wife Jean Wharton of the home; one son Robert Mack Wharton and his wife Susan of Chilhowee; one daughter Sandy Shields and her husband Randy of Chilhowee; five grandchildren, Joshua Brooks, Dusty Wharton, Rusty Wharton, Curtis Shields, and Blake Shields; and three great-grandchildren, Felicia Wharton, Hunter Wharton and Kyle Brooks. Bob was preceded in death by his parents, a son Gary Dale Wharton, a grandson Kyle Andrew Brooks, a brother Bill Wharton, and his sister Marian Keller. Funeral services will be Friday, May 9, 2008 at the Chilhowee Baptist Church. Burial in the Carpenter Cemetery, west of Chilhowee.

WHARTON, Robert Leslie Jr.
1953-2004
Drakes Chapel Cemetery, Deer Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 12 2004 - Robert Leslie Wharton Jr. was born February 5, 1953 in Independence, the son of Robert L. and Irene Vivian (Kampe) Wharton Sr., and died march 118, 2004, at Research Hospital, Kansas City, at the age of 51 years. He was a former line worker for Ford Motor Co. Robert is survived by his wife Cynthia; his parents, Bob and Irene Wharton of Clinton; one son, Matthew Gnazzo, Independence; one sister, Carolyn Ballard of Liberty, and two nephews, Luke McFarland and Beau Ballard. Funeral services were held at the Vansant-Mills Chapel on Monday, March 22. Burial was in Drake's Chapel Cemetery, Calhoun.

WHARTON, Robert Leslie Sr.
1930-2006
Drakes Chapel Cemetery, Deer Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Dec 26 2006 - Robert Leslie Wharton Sr. was born November 11, 1930, in New Lebanon, the son of Virgil and Ethel (Harbit) Wharton. He died at Golden Valley Hospital, Clinton, on November 18, 2006, at the age of 76 years. Robert was married to Irene V. (Kampe) Wharton for 55 years. He worked on the assembly line for Ford Motor Company before he retired. He was a member of U.A.W. Local 249, Claycomo, and the Bethel Baptist Church of Independence. Robert was preceded in death by his parents; one son Robert L. Wharton Jr.; five sisters and two brothers. He is survived by his wife Irene of the home; one daughter Carolyn Ballard of Liberty, and three grandchildren, Malcolm McFarland, Beau Ballard and Matt Wharton. Funeral services were held at Vansant-Mills Chapel on Wednesday, November 22. Interment was in Drakes Chapel Cemetery, Calhoun.

WHARTON, William "Bill"
1927-2007
Carpenter Cemetery, Chilhowee, Johnson Co, MO
William "Bill" Wharton, 79, of Calhoun, Missouri, formerly of Kansas City, Mo., died Thursday, September 20, 2007, at St. Luke's Hospital, Kansas City, Mo. He was born November 23, 1927, in Knob Noster, Mo., the son of Frank Alonzo Wharton and Leora Irene (Everetts) Wharton. On December 12, 1952, in Chilhowee, Mo., he married Carolyn Delois Rhoades, who preceded him in death on September 27, 2003. Mr. Wharton was a sheet metal worker and had worked for South Kansas City Heating and Cooling and Suburban Heating and Cooling, both in Kansas City, Mo., for over 25 years. He served in the United States Army during World War II. Bill loved coon hunting and fishing. He was a lifetime member of the National Rifle Association and the Sheet Metal Workers Union Local #2, Kansas City, Mo. Survivors include a son, William Michael Wharton, Calhoun, Mo.; 2 daughters, Victoria Ann Wharton, Calhoun, Mo.; Teresa Diane Gattenby, Lee's Summit, Mo.; 7 grandchildren, Derek, Brandon, Matthew, Amber, Alisha, Misty and Duane; 3 great-grandchildren, Dominick, Silvia and Bailey; a brother, Robert Wharton, Chilhowee, Mo.; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to Carolyn and his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Marion Irene Keller. Graveside services will be Tuesday, September 25th, at the Carpenter Cemetery, Chilhowee.

WHEATLEY, Eric Michael
1981-2004
Laurel Oak Cemetery (W), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, May 28 2004 - Eric Michael Wheatley, 22, Windsor, died Friday, May 21, 2004, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident near Warrensburg. He was born October 6, 1981, in Clinton, the son of Cathy Frances Wheatley and Jeffery N. Fields. On August 17, 2002, in Windsor, he married Holly Novelle Ritenour, who survives of Windsor. Eric worked at Hays-Lemmerz International Inc., Sedalia, and had also worked at Stahls Speciality Co. in Warrensburg. He enjoyed riding and racing four-wheelers, fishing, hunting and being with his friends. In addition to his wife, Eric is survived by his mother, Cathy Wheatley, of the home in Windsor; his father, Jeffery N. Fields, Clinton; two stepsons, Levi Strong and Layne Strong, both of Windsor; two half-sisters, Chrystal Miller, Sedalia, and Breanna Fields, Clinton; his maternal grandparents, Marion and Mary Ann Wheatley, Leesville; four aunts, Barbara Howell, Valorie Wheatley, Selina Wheatley and Lori Wheatley; five uncles, Steve Wheatley, Jeff Wheatley, Gerry Wheatley, Jeff Westpheling and Wayne Howell; eight cousins, Shanna Howell, Caleb, Zachary, Jaina, Laira and Jake Wheatley, Josie Howell and Brandon Westpheling; numerous nieces, nephews, friends and four-wheeler riding buddies. Funeral services were Tuesday, May 25, at the First Baptist Church, Windsor. Burial was in Laurel Oak Cemetery.

WHEATLEY, Marion F.
1929-2011
Laurel Oak Cemetery (W), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Marion F. Wheatley, 81, of rural Leesville, Missouri, died Thursday, July 7, 2011, at his home. He was born December 12, 1929, in Knob Noster, Mo., the son of Robert Fredrick Wheatley and Lula Mae (Tinker) Wheatley. On November 9, 1956, at the Shady Grove Baptist Church, Racket, Mo., he married Mary Ann Galloway and she survives of the home. Mr. Wheatley graduated from the 8th grade in 1945 from Flordonia School, in Knob Noster. He then went to work for Phillips Pipeline, traveling all over the Midwest especially in Kansas and Oklahoma. He served his country during the Korean War as a member of the United States Army. After returning from the war, he went to work at the International Shoe Factory, Windsor. He also worked at the Clearfield Cheese Factory, Clinton, Mo., for over 10 years. He was a welder at Parkhurst Manufacturing Company, Sedalia, Mo., and worked at Benco Manufacturing in Cole Camp, Mo. Marion worked at Royal Oaks Hospital for almost 5 years as a transporter before leaving for health reasons. He was a member of the Black Oak Community Church, near Lincoln, Mo., and a life-time member of VFW Post 2283, Russellville, Arkansas and also a member of the Clinton VFW Post 1894. He enjoyed feeding and watching humming birds, fishing, hunting, watching baseball, playing solitaire and collecting key chains. He also loved collecting American Bald Eagle memorabilia. In addition to his wife of 54 years, Mary Ann, Marion is survived by his children Barbara Howell and her husband Wayne, Windsor; Cathy Wheatley, Windsor; Steve Wheatley and his wife Selina, Leesville; Gerry Wheatley and his wife Lori, Windsor; Valorie Wheatley, Leesville; and Jeff Wheatley and his wife Ashley, Leesville; and 7 grandchildren, Shanna Howell; Caleb Wheatley; Zachary Wheatley; Jaina Wheatley; Laira Wheatley; Jake Wheatley and Brandon Westpheling; a great-granddaughter, Josie Howell; a brother, J. R. Wheatley, Leeton, Mo.; and a sister, Della Jo Underwood, Warrensburg, Mo. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a grandson, Eric Wheatley; a brother, Jesse Wheatley and a sister, Frances Howard. Funeral services will be Monday July 11, 2011, at the Hadley Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

WHEATLEY, Mary Ann GALLOWAY
1936-2017
Laurel Oak Cemetery (W), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Mary Ann Wheatley 80, of Leesville, Mo., died late Saturday night, January 7, 2017, at Research Medical Center, Kansas City, Mo. She was born February 29, 1936, in Lexington, Mo., the daughter of Ernest Glenwood Galloway and Gladys Olive (Knapman) Galloway. At a young age, she started living with her uncle and aunt, Bill and Mamie Hayes. She went to several grade schools around the Kansas City area. In 1951, the family moved to Tightwad, Mo., and she attended the old Tightwad School and in May 1954 she graduated from Clinton High School, Clinton, Mo. She worked for the International Shoe factory in Windsor where she met her husband, Marion F. Wheatley. They were married November 9, 1956 and had 54 years and 8 months together and to this union 6 children were born. In July 1948, she accepted Jesus Christ as her savior and continued to serve him all her life. She was a member of the Black Oak Community Church, Lincoln, Mo. Her hobbies were reading, doing puzzle books, embroidery and watching her stories on television which included The Young and the Restless, The Bold and the Beautiful and the Price Is Right. Her life was completely centered around the love she had for all her family. Survivors include 6 children, Barbara Howell and husband Wayne, Windsor, Mo.; Cathy Wheatley, Windsor, Mo.; Stephen Wheatley and wife Selina, Leesville, Mo.; Gerry Wheatley and wife Lori, Windsor, Mo.; Valorie Wheatley, Windsor, Mo.; and Jeff Wheatley and wife Ashley, Leesville, Mo.; 6 grandchildren, Shanna Howell, Caleb Wheatley and wife Amy, Zachary Wheatley and his fiance Savanna Albin, Jaina Wheatley, Laira Wheatley, Jake Wheatley; a step-grandson, Brandon Westpheling; a great-granddaughter, Josie Howell; 2 great-grandsons, Braydon Wheatley and Clayton Wheatley; 2 sisters, Joyce Brown and husband Elmer and Mamie Galloway, both of Cole Camp, Mo.; a sister-in-law, Betty Galloway, Peculiar, Mo.; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents; her aunt and uncle; her husband Marion Wheatley; a grandson, Eric Wheatley; 5 brothers, Glennie Galloway, Fred Galloway, Jake Galloway, Sherman Galloway and Vernon Galloway; and 5 sisters, Rhonda Frencken, Ursula Snelling, Gladys Galloway, Nancy Wilson and Jean Nichols. Funeral services will be Thursday, January 12, 2017, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial will be in the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

WHEATLEY, Ruby Lucille PHILLIPS
1909-2002
Mineral Creek Cemetery, Leeton, Johnson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Feb 27 2002 - Ruby Lucille Wheatley, 92, Leeton, died Monday, February 25, 2002, at the Warrensburg Manor Care Center. She was born September 6, 1909, in Johnson County, the daughter of Aaron Phillips and Elma Ivy Phillips. On October 4, 1932, she married Noah Herbert Wheatley, who died August 3, 1980. Mrs. Wheatley was a lifetime resident of Johnson County, had worked as a housekeeper at Central Missouri State University until her retirement and a farm wife. She was a member of the Leeton First Baptist Church. Survivors include a son, Ivan Wheatley, Windsor; eight grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. One daughter, Berniece Underwood, preceded her in death April 10, 2000. Funeral services will be Thursday, February 28, at the Sweeney-Phillips & Holdren Funeral Home, Warrensburg. Burial will be in the Mineral Creek Cemetery in Leeton.

WHEELDON, Theresa Pauline
1967-2007
Dayton Cemetery, Dayton, Cass Co, MO
Theresa Pauline Wheeldon, of Garden City, Missouri, was born December 31, 1967 in Harrisonville, Missouri, the daughter of Nina Pauline Wheeldon. She departed this life Wednesday, May 30, 2007, at Saint Joseph Health Center, Kansas City, Missouri at the age of 39 years, 5 months and 29 days. Theresa was employed as a paraprofessional for three years in the Harrisonville Elementary School for the Harrisonville School District, Harrisonville, Missouri. Previously she had been employed as a nanny for seven years. Theresa was a 1986 graduate of Sherwood High School, Creighton, Missouri and was a member of the New Covenant Fellowship, Garden City. Theresa at the age of 9 was raised by her maternal grandparents after the death of her mother. She loved her family and being with children and was a lifelong area resident. She was preceded in death by her mother on March 14, 1977 and her maternal grandparents, Riley and Juanita Wheeldon. She is survived by many aunts and uncles; other relatives and many friends. Funeral services were held Monday, June 4, 2007 at the Dickey Funeral Home, Garden City, Missouri with burial in the Dayton Cemetery near Garden City, Missouri.

WHEELER, Clara Elizabeth NORCROSS
1906-2003
Urich Cemetery, Bogard Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Dec 19 2003 - Clara Elizabeth Wheeler was born March 28, 1906, at Huntingdale, daughter of William C. and Sarah E. Tarter Norcross. She died December 2. 2003, at Clinton Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center at the age of 97 years, eight months, four days. She married Henry Earl Wheeler, who preceded her in death. She was a member of the Urich Christian Church. Her parents, four brothers and two sisters also preceded her in death. Survivors include one son, Bobby Gene Wheeler, Urich; two granddaughters, Lee Ann Potter and husband, Mike Warsaw, and Gayle Lynn Wheeler, Urich; two great-granddaughters, Sara Potter and Katie Potter, both of Warsaw, and one step-great-grandson, Chris Potter, along with several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held December 6 at the Urich Christian Church. Burial was in the Urich Cemetery.

WHEELER, Clayton Joe
1942-2015
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Clayton Joe Wheeler, age 72, of Clinton, Missouri passed away peacefully in his sleep Saturday, September 12, 2015 at the VA Medical Center, Kansas City, MO with his family by his side. A graveside service will be held Saturday, September 19, 2015 at Vansant Road Cemetery, Clinton, MO. Clayton was the youngest boy born October 29, 1942 in Webb City, Missouri to William and Oma Wheeler. He served in the United States Navy during the Vietnam Era. Clayton was united in marriage to Cheryl Ann Denison on October 17, 1964 in Great Bend, Kansas and to this union seven children were born. He was preceded in death by his parents and siblings; Mary, Aileen, Arlene, Billy and Jimmy. He is survived by his wife, Cheryl, of the home. Seven children: Jeffery (Lori) of Sedalia, Shawn (Stacy) of Green Ridge, Dana (Robert) Heistand of Clinton, William (Amanda) of Alba, Jeanne (Raymond) of Appleton City, Hervina Wheeler of Clinton, and Pamela (Christopher) Anderson of Humansville. One sister, Betty Cook, of Joplin. Clayton is also survived by twenty grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, other family and a host of friends. Clayton's favorite recreation was hunting and fishing. He always looked forward to deer season and thoroughly enjoyed trout fishing at Bennett Springs. He loved dabbling in gardening and sitting on his front porch watching people go by. He enjoyed going to Walmart several times a day and Bookers Auctions on Fridays to visit and talk with friends. Clayton was a life-long Denver Broncos fan, win or lose, he would always cheer proudly for his team. Those who knew Clayton will remember him as an outspoken, loud man who was a talker. He was a friend to almost anyone he met and will be missed by his family and those who knew him.

WHEELER, Elva Elizabeth CROWDER
1910-2006
Parks Chapel Cemetery, Leesville Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 28 2006 - Elva Elizabeth (Crowder) Wheeler was born November 11, 1910 in Henry County Missouri to Issac (Babe) Crowder and Leona (Pierce) Crowder. She passed from this life April 11, 2006 at the age of 95, at Windsor Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, Windsor. She married Ancil Paul Wheeler June 5, 1931. To this union three sons were born, Vincent (1940), Vernon (1947) and Larry (1949). She was preceded in death by her parents, one sister Myrtle Briggs and three brothers Elbert, Ralph and Doyle Crowder, her husband of 51 years Ancil, two infant sons Vincent and Vernon. Elva leaves her son Larry and daughter-in-law Patsy of Windsor, Missouri, one granddaughter Liane (Wheeler) Hager and husband Tim of Clinton, Missouri, four great granddaughters, Sidney, Victoria, Madelyn and Kinzley Hager of Clinton. Many nieces and nephews. Elva lived most of her life in Henry County Missouri near Tightwad where she enjoyed cooking, gardening and helping care for the small farm they lived on. During WWII she worked in the ship yards at Oakland Ca. where her husband served as a crane operator for the Army Engineers. She loved fishing and being outdoors. Graveside services were held at the Parks Chapel cemetery, rural Clinton, Friday, April 14. Interment was in Parks Chapel Cemetery.

WHEELER, Emma Pauline SIMMONS
1917-2014
Laurel Oak Cemetery (W), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Pauline Simmons Wheeler, 97, of Windsor, Missouri, died early Wednesday morning, November 12, 2014, at Windsor Healthcare & Rehabilitation. She was born March 29, 1917, in St. Clair County, Dave Rock, Mo., the daughter of John Abraham Simmons and Audrey A. (Lyon) Simmons. On July 17, 1943, in Clinton, Mo., she married Waldo Peak Wheeler and he preceded her in death on January 26, 1987. Mrs. Wheeler was a 1934 Clinton High School graduate. She was the first secretary in the Clinton School District for Superintendent Arthur Lee from 1934 to 1943. She enjoyed reading, playing bridge, and playing golf. She was a wonderful cook and many people enjoyed her cooking and hospitality. Pauline was a member of First Baptist Church, Windsor, where she taught Sunday school; sang in the church choir; was choir librarian and was also Vacation Bible School Director for many years. She had also served on the Henry County R-1 School Board. She was member of Chapter BA, P.E.O., Windsor, Mo. Survivors include three sons, John W. Wheeler, Riverside, Mo.; Robert S. Wheeler, Clinton, Mo.; Schuyler F. Wheeler, Columbia, Mo.; a sister, Lucile Geary, Jefferson City, Mo.; one nephew, Stuart Scroggs. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a sister, Doris Scroggs. Graveside services will be Saturday, November 22, 2014, at Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

WHEELER, Georgia Belle PEAK
1870-1947
Laurel Oak Cemetery (W), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Windsor MO - Georgia Belle Peak Wheeler was born March 18, 1870 in Johnson County, Missouri, near Windsor, the daughter of George and Eliza Draper Peak. She passed away about 3:00 o'clock Thursday morning, December 11, 1947. She attended Camden Point, a girls boarding school, and later attended the Warrensburg Normal. She taught school in and near Windsor and also two years in Colorado. She was a member of the Windsor Baptist church, and a member of the Windsor chapter of the D.A.R. She was united in marriage to Waldo W. Wheeler February 3, 1903, and to this union four children were born, Schuyler, Jessie Frances, Waldo Jr., and Pauline. Jessie Frances preceded her in death. Mrs. Wheeler has resided in Benton and Henry Counties most of her married life except for eight years when she and her family lived on a ranch near Williamsburg, Kansas. Besides her husband she is survived by a daughter, Mrs. R. L. Irvine of Windsor, and two sons, Waldo Wheeler, Jr., of Windsor, and Schuyler Wheeler, a reporter on the Houston Chronicle at Houston, Texas. Two sisters, Mrs. George Cooper, Warrensburg, and Mrs. J. J. Phillips of Eldon, and two grandsons, John and Robert Wheeler of Windsor. Also surviving are several nieces and nephews. The funeral service was held Saturday afternoon at the funeral home. Interment was in Laurel Oak Cemetery.

WHEELER, James M. "Jim"
1939-2011
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
James M. "Jim" Wheeler, 71, of Clinton, Missouri, died Tuesday, March 22, 2011 at the Liberty Hospital in Liberty, Missouri. He was born November 6, 1939 in Osceola, Missouri, the son of Robert Nige Wheeler and Myrtle Mae (Baxter) Wheeler. Jim was employed as a truck driver for Stinnett Trucking and other trucking companies for over twenty five years. He also was a cattle farmer. He was a 1957 graduate of the Urich High School, Urich, Missouri, and was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post in Montrose, Missouri. When Jim wasn't working, he enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren. Surviving are a son, Don Wheeler and his wife Gaylene, of Clinton, Missouri; a daughter Pat Woodward and her husband Kent, of Blairstown, Missouri; six grandchildren, Dalton Wheeler, Quade Woodward, Emilee Wheeler, Gage Woodward, Jake Wheeler, and Levi Wheeler; two brothers, Robert "Bob" Wheeler and his wife Nellie of Clinton, Missouri, and John Wheeler of Urich, Missouri; a sister, Mary Wheeler of Greenwood, Missouri; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, and a brother Bill Wheeler. Graveside services will be at Thursday, March 24, 2011 at the Clinton Memory Gardens Cemetery.

WHEELER, Julian Wesley "Jay"
1939-2002
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Mar 25 2002 - Julian (Jay) Wesley Wheeler, 62, Urich, died Friday, March 22, 2002, at Methodist Specialty and Transplant Hospital, San Antonio, Texas. - Clinton Daily Democrat, Apr 4 2002 - Julian Wesley Wheeler was born July 28, 1939 in Quick City, to Nora (Doyal) and Alva Wheeler. He was educated around the Urich and Kansas City area. He joined the Marine Corps in 1956, finishing his high school education, he served in California and the Philippines. In 1960 he married Shirley Gragg and to this union three children were born. He strived to teach his children love of family, country and God. He was baptized in 1960 in the Munsell Baptist Church, Independence, and was currently a member of the Baptist Church in Urich. Jay was a mechanic by trade, a hardworking, loving and caring man. Throughout his long struggle with many illnesses he rarely complained, always concerned for his family as they cared for him. Jay spent many years researching genealogy and was in contact with many people throughout the United States in served of his heritage. He worked many years for the care and preservation of the Wheeler Cemetery at the old homestead, outside Osceola. He is survived by Shirley, his wife of 41 years; son, Stephen Wesley of Fort Worth, Texas; daughters, Cynthia Bernice Inman and husband John, Greenwood, and Sheryl Marie Maas and husband Eric; granddaughters, Alexandra and Sophia Maas of Dallas, Texas; brother, Wilmer Wheeler and wife Alice, Quenemo, Kansas; sister, Betty Jean Smith and husband Donald, Adrian; aunt, Dorothy Wheeler Lowry of Clinton, along with a host of nephews, nieces, other family and many friends. He was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers.

WHEELER, Kenneth Lawrence "Jack"
1928-2003
Lincoln Cemetery, Lincoln, Benton Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jun 2 2003 - Kenneth Lawrence "Jack" Wheeler, 74, Windsor, died Friday evening, May 30, 2003, at the Golden Valley Hospital in Clinton. He was born July 31, 1928, in Racket, the son of Ernest Giles Wheeler and Martha Elizabeth (Lee) Wheeler. He worked for an aviation company in Kansas after his service in the United States Army where he was stationed in Alaska. He was a mechanic for Walker Ford Company in Windsor before working for the MFA Oil Company. He is survived by three sisters, Lucille Foster, Lincoln, Ruth Vincent, Jacksonville, Florida, and Hazel Nottingham, Shelbyville, Illinois, and 43 nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by nine brothers, Elmer, Giles, John, Ancil, Lloyd, Manus, Bernie, James and Ted; three sisters, Leona Cockrum, Jessie Fern Wheeler and Priscilla Miller. Funeral services will be Tuesday, June 3, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial will be in the Lincoln Cemetery.

WHEELER, LeGrand West "Brother"
1914-2001
Laurel Oak Cemetery (W), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Daily Democrat, Sep 27 2001 - LeGrand West "Brother" Wheeler, 86, Longwood, Florida, formerly of Windsor, died late Thursday evening, September 6, 2001, at his home in Florida. He was born October 25, 1914, in Chicago, Illinois, the son of Frances L. Wheeler and Mary S. (West) Wheeler. On Novmber 30, 1964, in Toronto, Canada, he married Jean Thielen, who survives of the home. Brother, as he was known in Windsor, spent most of his career as an automotive executive for Mercedes Benz and British Leyland companies. He also worked as a real estate broker in Ft. Lauderdale for several years. He was an Army veteran of World War II and a member of the University Club, the Stag Club and the All Saints Episcopal Church, all in Winter Park, Florida. In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Mary Susan Greenwalt, Warson Woods; three cousins, John Wheeler, Kearney, Robert Wheeler, Clinton, and Schulyer Wheeler, Columbia. He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Mary Frances Wheeler. Graveside funeral services will be Saturday, September 29, at the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

WHEELER, Mary Frances
1913-2000
Laurel Oak Cemetery (W), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Mary Frances Wheeler, 87, Columbia, formerly of Windsor, died Sunday October 15, 2000, at Barnes Extended Care in Clayton. She was born March 16, 1913, in Chicago, Illinois, the daughter of Francis LeGrand Wheeler and Mary Susan (West) Wheeler. Miss Wheeler graduated from the University of Missouri at Columbia and was a middle school counselor in Webster Grove, and the Parkway West Middle School at Chesterfield for several years before her retirement when she moved to Columbia, where she had lived for over 15 years. She was a member of the Delta Gamma Sorority and Kings Daughters. She is survived by a brother and a sister-in-law, LeGrand and Jean Wheeler of Longwood, Florida; a niece and her husband, Mary Susan and Allen Greenwalt of Webster Groves; four cousins, Pauline Wheeler of Windsor, John Wheeler of Kearney, Robert Wheeler of Clinton and Schuyler Wheeler of Columbia. Graveside services were held Thursday, October 19, 2000, at the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

WHEELER, Paula Alice METCALFE
1927-2004
Shady Grove Cemetery, Benton Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Dec 7 2004 - Paula Alice Metcalfe was born April 22, 1927, in Dunlap, Kansas, to Albert Leroy and Ruth Rosa Metcalfe, and died December 2, 2004. She married Orland Washington Wheeler in Kansas City, Kansas, November 15, 1946. She was baptized into the Christian Church in Warsaw March 15, 1955. She was active in the church, teaching Sunday School and serving in the kitchen and nursery. On April 7, 1968, she and her family began attending the Christian Church of Holden. After the family moved near Lowry City, they began attending Ohio Christian church. She was preceded in death by her father, Albert Leroy Metcalfe; her mother Ruth Rosa Metcalfe; two brothers, Lawrence Metcalfe and Charles Metcalfe; three sisters, Jessie Edwards, Darline Kirby and Gloria Rogers, and her husband, Orland Washington Wheeler. She is survived by her daughter Mary Ruth and her husband Ronald Lee Rayster of Kansas City; her son Larry Dean Wheeler and wife Cheryl Ann, Osceola; her daughter Alice Orlene and husband Larry William Walters of Lowry City; her brother Wilbur Metcalfe, Warsaw; sister Donna Erck of Lincoln; 12 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Monday, December 6, at Ohio Christian Church. Burial was in Shady Grove Cemetery, Racket.

WHEELER, Pauline SCHENEWARK
1929-2002
Lincoln Cemetery, Lincoln, Benton Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 8 2002 - Pauline (Schenewark) Wheeler, 72, Windsor, died Friday morning, April 5, 2002, at Windsor Health Care and Rehab Center. She was born July 10, 1929, in Lincoln, the daughter of Paul Joseph Schenewark and Iva May (Longston) Schenewark. On April 12, 1947, at the First Baptist Church in Sedalia, she married Kenneth Lawrence (Jack) Wheeler, who survives of the home. Mrs. Wheeler worked for the Superior Hatchery in Windsor, as a secretary and was a proof machine operator and teller for the former Citizens Bank of Windsor for eight years. She was a member of the First Baptist Church, Windsor. In addition to her husband, Jack, she is survived by a sister, Leona Larson, Windsor, and several aunts and cousins. Funeral services will be Tuesday, April 9, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial will be in Lincoln Cemetery.

WHEELER, Teresa HUTCHESON
1960-2007
Garden City Cemetery, Garden City, Cass Co, MO
Teresa Imogene Wheeler of Garden City, Missouri, was born December 2, 1960 in Kansas City, Missouri the daughter of Evert Beecher and Ila Lee (Crist) Hutcheson. She departed this life Thursday, April 12, 2007 at her home in Garden City at the age of 46 years, 4 months and 10 days. Teresa had been employed as a licensed practical nurse at John Knox Village, Lee' Summit, Missouri and later was employed as a child day care provider. She was baptized at a early age in the High Point Baptist Church, Raytown, Missouri. Teresa enjoyed being with her mother and father, watching TV, shopping and playing records. She had lived in Independence, Missouri before moving to Garden City in 1991. She was preceded in death by a sister, LaNette Darline Moorhead. She is survived by her parents, Evert and Ila Lee Hutcheson, Garden City, Missouri; a brother, Dean A. Hutcheson and wife Tami, Creighton, Missouri; her companion, Ronnie Roe of the home; a nephew, Alan Hutcheson and a niece, Tabitha Moore; other relatives and many friends. Funeral services were held Monday, April 16, 2007 at Dickey Funeral Home, Garden City, Missouri with interment in the Garden City Cemetery, Garden City, Missouri.

WHEELER, Waldo Peak
1911-1987
Laurel Oak Cemetery (W), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Waldo Peak Wheeler, 76, died January 26, 1987, at Windsor. Waldo was the second son of Waldo West and Georgia Peak Wheeler, having been born on the Casey Ranch north of Clinton January 17, 1911. He attended Comer School (Henry Co.), Clinton Public, graduated from Williamsburg, KS High School, and attended Kansas State University for one year. He is survived by his wife, Pauline, of the home, and three sons: John, and Robert, Kansas City; and Schuyler, Columbia; and one sister, Mrs. R. L. (Pauline) Irvine, Jefferson City. Preceding him in death were his parents, brother Schuyler J. and a sister, Jessie Frances. He was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity. He was a 50-year, 32nd degree Scottish Rite Mason. He was a past president of Missouri Cattlemen's Association, past member of the Governor's Council on Agriculture and a member of the First Baptist Church of Windsor. Waldo was a farmer and stockman. Funeral services wer held at Hadley Funeral Home in Windsor on January 28.

WHEELER, William J. "Bill"
1945-2004
Mullin Cemetery, White Oak Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 26 2004 - William J. "Bill" Wheeler was born July 30, 1945, in Clinton, the son of the late Roger Nige and Myrtle Mae (Baxter) Wheeler. He died at his home April 15, 2004. He will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by his daughters, Kellie Morgan and her husband Chris, Garden City, and Kristi Escalante and her husband Marcos, Urich; hi brothers, Robert Wheeler of Clinton, James Wheeler of Humansville and John Wheeler of Urich; his sister, Mary Greene, Greenwood; four grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews and dear friends. Mr. Wheeler retired from the Missouri Department of Transportation where he worked on the road crew. Funeral services were held April 19 at the Consalus-Bradley Funeral Home in Urich. Interment was in the Mullin Cemetery with full military honors.

WHETSTONE, Rosell SCOTT
1915-1997
Laurel Oak Cemetery (W), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Rosell Whetstone, 81, Windsor, died Sunday, January 26, 1997, at the Golden Valley Memorial Hospital in Clint. Survivors include a daughter, Olive Susann Sweezer, Windsor, Funeral services will be Wednesday, January 29, at the Hadley Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

WHICHELO, Thomas
1822-1895
Drakes Chapel Cemetery, Deer Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
The Clinton Eye, Clinton, Missouri, May 11 1895 - LEWIS - Another good man gone. Thomas Whichelo departed this life last Monday morning, May 6, 1895, at his home, one mile west of Lewis Station, with Bright's disease. He was only sick but a few days, but his sufferings were intense, but bore them with great patients to the last. He was 74 years of age. His funeral services were held at the home of his family Tuesday at 11 o'clock, conducted by G. A. Shepherd, who delivered a touching address over the remains, after which they were conveyed by a hearse to Drake's Chapel and there placed within the grave. The bereaved family has the sympathy of the community. -- The Clinton Eye, Clinton, Missouri, May 18 1895 - Died at his home a short distance west of Lewis Station, May 6th, at 2 a.m., of Bright's disease of the kidneys, Thomas Whichelo, in his 74th year. He was the father of 11 children, 6 of whom survive him. He was born in Oxford, England, March 8, 1822, was married to Miss Martha Able, Oct. 7, 1843, who still survives him. His funeral services were conducted by his special friend, G. A. Shepherd. He emigrated to America and settled in Illinois in 1867, and has lived in this county for the last 12 years. Thus passeth away another of nature's noblemen, a man of few words, but many kind and charitable deeds. A man of sterling honesty and kindness of heart; he was always ready to respond to calls for aid to the worthy sufferer as far as in his power lay. He will be missed, nut alone by his aged wife and family, but by all who knew him. He was a consistent member of the Church of England until coming to America, when he united with the Baptists, in which faith he died. He lived a life of consistency, with his professions, and industry in all affairs of this world, that may well be emulated by all who had the pleasure of his acquaintance. Every attention possible was extended him in his last sickness, to smooth his passage over the dark river, and he fully appreciated them, being conscious to the end. The heartfelt sympathy of the entire community goes out to his aged wife and family, a part of whom are widely separated. "An honest man is the noblest work of god" was the latest thought over the open grave at Drake cemetery, by his friend, Thomas Day.

WHIDBEE, Aurelia WALLACE
1840-n/a
Hickory Grove Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Death of Mrs. D. B. Whidbee - Aurelia Wallace was born Dec. 25, 1840 in Anderson County, Tennessee. During the Civil War she came with her people to Johnson County Mo. and was married to Davis B. Whidbee, the first Sunday in October, 1865. To this union were born six children: Thomas R. of Clinton, William J., Misses Luda J. and Fannie R. and Mrs. Hannah E. Wall, all of Tulsa, and Mrs. Nancy A. Mason of Kansas City. Five of these survive her. She joined the Methodist church at Hickory Grove in 1874 and lived a quiet, devoted Christian life being gloriously converted after her marriage. She leaves six living grandchildren. Her husband preceded her in death, having died in 1892. Her funeral was in the Hickory Grove church. Interment in Hickory Grove cemetery.

WHIDBEE, Davis Bryant
1840-1892
Hickory Grove Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
On Sunday evening, January 10, 1892, at about 4 o'clock, all that was immortal of Davis B. Whidbee took its flight to the realms of peace and rest. Being attacked by la grippe and pneumonia, which developed in heart and brain trouble, his final illness was of only a week's duration. for three days he was unconscious and without pain or agony, he quietly breathed one last lingering sigh and sank to sleep. Deceased was born January 12, 1840 in Southampton county, Virginia; he lacked but two days of reaching his fifty-second year. While yet his infant eyes were solving natures mystic wonders, his widowed mother taking her four small, but loving sons moved to East Tennessee. Here the pleasant days of youth were spent, and in his twentieth year he professed his unfailing belief in the cause of Christ, which was never shaken until death. He enlisted in the Union Army August 7, 1861, where he served as Sargent of company C Second regiment, Infantry Volunteers, and was discharged from service October 6, 1864, at Knoxville, Tennessee. Coming to Missouri in the spring of 1865, he was on the first of October of that year married to Miss Amelia Wallace, of Johnson county. Early in 1868 he came to Henry county, and from among it all, chose the old homestead as the abiding place for himself and family. Soon after moving to this county he joined the methodist church (South) at Hickory Grove, where he lived a faithful member until his death. With him, the first death in the family, the bond of life, the unbroken link is severed. His loving wife with six fond and sustaining children are left in that sorrowing home. His neighbors and numerous friends, all severely miss him, and deeply deplore his going. His only brother and two half sisters, of Tennessee, could not be present at the last sad rites. A true friend, unswerving in kindly justice to his fellow man, an earnest Christian, firm in his belief of the redeeming principles of Christianity; with hear often softened by its outpouring to suffering man; and the lustre of his eye often brightened beneath the potent touch of some act of kindness, he was to all that knew him, a friend that is hard to lose. He is gone, gone to his home to rest, gone - as in life he expressed it, to meet his Savior and prepare a welcome for the loved ones left behind. In Wiley graveyard he was laid to rest there, where the Sylvan warbler shall ever sing its low refrain and anon, the Southern zephyr shall rustle its requiem in memory of him, noble in life, triumphant in death. - A Friend

WHIPPLE, Corban David
1945-2004
Maplewood & Brownington Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Aug 30 2004 - Corban David Whipple was born August 9, 1945, in Nowata County, Oklahoma. He was the son of Corban and Nora Bell (Carr) Whipple. He died July 17, 2004, at his home in Deepwater at the age of 58 years. David served in the United States Army. He was a machinist for the Labconco Co. in Kansas City for 35 years before he retired. He later moved to Deepwater where he enjoyed being outdoors, especially hunting and fishing and spending time with his dog Irate, and the geese, which he named The Squawkers. When David's health failed he spent a lot of time reading and watching television and talking on the phone with his sister Wilma. He also enjoyed going to garage sales and auctions. David was a jovial person who liked to joke and tease. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends. He was preceded in death by his mother Nora Bell Whipple in 1964, his father Corban Whipple in 1978; three sisters, Lois Miller in 1986, Margie Cameron in 1991 and Lorine Roberts in 1999. David is survived by one brother, Charles E. Whipple of Kansas City; six sisters, Sarah Burks of Deepwater, Ida Mae Webber of Coffeyville, Kansas, Mary L. Wieland and Pauline Long, both of Grandview, Wilma Jean Ptacek of Kansas City and Lillian Woods of Tightwad, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. Funeral services were held at Vansant-Mills Chapel Thursday, July 22. Burial was in Maplewood Cemetery, Brownington.

WHISLER, Geneva
1893-1994
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Mrs. Geneva Whisler, 100, Blue Springs, died Thursday, February 24, 1994, at Baptist Hospital in Kansas City. She was a native of Golden City and had lived in the Blue Springs area for more than 10 years. She is survived by two sons, Oran E. Whisler of Oak Grove and W. C. "Bus" Whisler of Leeton; a daughter, Bonnie E. Clements of Clinton, and 16 grandchildren. Services will be Tuesday, March 1, at Earp and Sons Blue Ridge Chapel, Kansas City, with burial in the Greenwood Cemetery. Mrs. Whisler was a homemaker.

WHITACRE, Anna L. SIMMONS NIBEL
1928-2014
Englewood Cemetery (W), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jun 11 2014 - Anna Lee Simmons Nibel Whitacre, 85, Clinton, died May 24, 2014, at Golden LivingCenter-Westwood, Clinton. Anna was born to the Tate Fred R. and Verna Marie Simmons on June 1, 1928, in Boonville. Anna graduated from high school in Topeka, Kansas. After graduation, she was employed by Southwestern Bell in Kansas City. She married her first husband, Homer D. Nibel in 1948. Homer was a design engineer and amateur radio operator with the call letters WOUHN. Anna worked many years for J.C. Penney in the drapery and linen department, beginning at the Blue Ridge Mall and retiring from the Bannister Mall in Kansas City. Five years after the death of her first husband, she met Rev. Carl Whitacre at the Clinton Senior Center. They enjoyed many fun night dances and spending time with friends. Anna and Carl were married on June 17, 2005. Anna loved to sew, arrange flowers, work in her flower garden, dance and gather with amateur radio groups. Many have enjoyed her wonderful apple pies and strawberry desserts. She also adored her pet dog, Gus, Jack Russell terrier. She loved traveling to Hawaii with her daughter, Pam, and her granddaughter, Heather. She also enjoyed trips with husband, Carl, to North Carolina, a fall leaf tour to New England and Washington, D.C. Anna was baptized at the Blue Ridge Blvd. Christian Church, Kansas City, and again at Bear Creek United Methodist Church, Osceola. She later became an active member of the Good Hope Baptist Church, Clinton. She was a member of the Clinton United Methodist Church, Clinton, at the time of her death. She also greatly enjoyed the Mt. Zion United Methodist Church family. Anna was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Homer, her brother, Harold Waterman, and her sister, Signa Faye Nash. She is survived by her husband, Rev. Carl Whitacre of the home; her daughter, Pam Olson and husband, Kevin, Clinton; her granddaughter, Heather Hublou of Warrensburg; several nieces and their children; five stepchildren and many step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Wednesday, May 28, at Vansant-Mills Chapel. Interment was in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

WHITACRE, Sally Jo
1930-2004
Edgewood Cemetery, Chillicothe, Livingston Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jun 8 2004 - Sally Jo Whitacre died Monday, June 7, 2004. She was born December 31, 1930, in Chillicothe, to Virgil Paul Lindsey and Francis Marie (Blagg) Lindsey. She grew up in Chillicothe, met and married her husband of 56 years, Carl Lee Whitacre. Throughout her years as a pastor's wife, she served alongside her husband in United Methodist churches in Missouri, including the Braymer area, Glenwood Park of Independence, Smithville, Hamilton, King Hill of St. Joseph, Appleton City, Montrose, Mt. Zion and Bear Creek of Osceola. Surviving are husband Carl, Deepwater; daughter Marty McKee, Richland; son Mark and wife Patti, Lebanon; son Matt and wife Jennifer, New Bern, North Carolina; daughter Ann Davis and husband Kenny, Trenton; daughter Mica Owen and husband Marshall, Lee's Summit; 14 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. The funeral service will be Saturday, June 12, at Bear Creek United Methodist Church, east of Osceola. A graveside service will be held June 12 at Edgewood Cemetery in Chillicothe.

WHITAKER, Charles Houston Sr.
1836-1906
Englewood Cemetery (W), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Missouri, Jul 28 1906 - Charles H. Whitaker Sr. was born in Huntingdon, Pa. September 13, 1836; died at his home on South Second street in Clinton Thursday, July 26, 1906 at 1:50 noon. In company with his son Charles H. Jr., they came here and purchased The Democrat October 17, 1893 and made it one of the best county papers in the state, both editorially and locally. A loving aged wife, with his son, survive him. He served his apprenticeship in Canton, Ill., on the Register and in 1855-56 he edited the Reporter at Western, Mo. In 1860, he started the Plaindealer at Savannah and from 1865 to 1890, he was editor of the Eagle at Macomb, Ill. His last illness was of only ten days duration but for years had been a sufferer with a chronic malady but with an undaunted will power he kept faithful at his work, which he loved so well. Funeral at his residence at this morning.

WHITAKER, Ella May MARTIN
1866-1934
Englewood Cemetery (W), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
A large and deeply moved assembly of relatives and friends met at the C. H. Whitaker residence on South Second street, Friday at 2:30 to pay a last silent tribute to the splendid and beloved woman, who had for the past 42 years so charmingly graced our community. The Episcopal service was read by Dr. Charles C. Selecman, cousin of Mr. Whitaker and president of the Southern Methodist University of Dallas, Texas. The comfort of those finely chosen passages of scripture and the strength of the beautiful old prayers fortified the heavy hearts. The body with its great mass of lovely flowers was borne to its resting place in Englewood. Ella Martin was born in Galesburg, Ill., August 15, 1866. There she attended the public schools and Knox College from which she graduated in 1885. Later she finished in music from the St. Mary's Conservatory of Music in Knoxville, Ill. She was married to Chas. H. Whitaker, publisher, in Galesburg, October 11, 1891, and after a year in Kansas City, they came to Clinton to make their home. They lived in the old Stone North Second street property, later in the Dodge house, where J. L. Goss lives today, while their home was being built. Two daughters and one son made up their family; Helen, Mrs. Otto Gerhardt, of North Washington street; Chas. of the home and Marian, Mrs. Charles T. Hoskins, of Kansas City, who with their father, survive her. Three brothers, also mourn her loss, W. J. Martin, of San Francisco, Calif., who was unable to be here on account of poor health; Charles W. Martin and Frank T. B. Martin, both of Omaha, Nebraska. These two latter, Mrs. Frank T. B. Martin, son Francis, and Dr. Despecher, of Omaha, who was one of the attendants at her wedding, came for the funeral. Mrs. Whitaker's health had not been good the past few year, but this last illness was of only four weeks duration, two weeks of which time she spent in Research Hospital, Kansas City, where the end came Wednesday, afternoon at 2:45. A large circle of friends will miss Mrs. Whitaker, second only to her family to whom she meant all that a perfect wife and mother represents, giving of love and service in such abounding degrees that an aching void is left behind her. Music lovers, club life, civic interests, and the Episcopal church shared in the manifold richness of her talents. For years she was one of the moving spirits in keeping together the small group of Episcopalians in Clinton, working in church and Guild and loving it with all the warmth of her ardent nature. Her own children developed musical talents under her competent guidance and many other young people came to her for instruction over a long period of years. Clubs--civic, social and literary--held her interest, enjoyed her hospitality and benefitted by her leadership as the case might be. The Mary de la Vergne reading club was her nearest interest. This club, the oldest federated club of Clinton, had the pleasure and pride of her presidency 17 years, and its prestige and importance were maintained through her dignity and wit. She leaves a fine heritage of love, loyalty, beauty of soul, gentility and kindness, and having finished her course in faith now rests from her labors.

WHITAKER, Helen Lee BEEVERTON
1922-2001
Maplewood & Brownington Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Daily Democrat, May 18 2001 - Helen Lee Whitaker, 78, Brownington, died Tuesday, May 15, 2001, at her home. She was born June 26, 1922, at Hale, daughter of George and Edith Beeverton. She married John S. Whitaker, who died December 28, 1994. She had lived in the Brownington area most of her life.

WHITAKER, Homer Doyne
1918-1983
Carpenter Cemetery, Chilhowee, Johnson Co, MO
Homer Doyne Whitaker, 64, of rural Henry County, near Chilhowee, Mo. passed away Monday, July 11, 1983 while swimming at the University Swimming Pool at Pertle Springs in Warrensburg, Mo. He was born in Blairstown, Mo. August 23, 1918 the son of Homer C. and Ruby L. Shepperd, and lived his entire life in this community. On June 25, 1939, he was united in marriage with Bernadine Miller at Barnett, Mo. To this union was born two children, Victor D. Whitaker and Beverly Whitaker Hocker. Doyne is also survived by his father H. C.; and two brothers, Valjean and Conrad all of Blairstown; his sister, Mrs. Jane Jones of Warrensburg, Mo.; four grandsons, Danny and Tracy Whitaker, Kevin and Kary Hocker; one granddaughter, Shawna Whitaker; and one great-granddaughter Rebecca Whitaker; his son-in-law, Lyle Hocker, Lee's Summit, Mo.; and his daughter-in-law, Evelyn Whitaker, Moberly, Mo.; his father-in-law, Rue Miller of Clinton and a host of other relatives. Doyne attended school in Blairstown for twelve years, and attended Central Missouri State University at Warrensburg, Mo. for two years. He was the Vice-President and owner of the Farmers Bank of Blairstown where he was associated for more than 44 years. Doyne served in the US Navy during World War II in the Pacific. He was an active member and elder in the First Presbyterian Church in Blairstown, a member of the Independent Bankers and Missouri Bank Associations. Doyne was an avid fisherman and hunter who had a deep love for his country home where he spent hours working hard and observing the wild life around him. Doyne was preceded in death by his mother, Ruby in 1961; and his grandson, Warren Whitaker in 1980. Funeral services were held Thursday, July 14, At the Ward Funeral Home in Chilhowee. Burial was in the Carpenter Cemetery near Chilhowee.

WHITAKER, John
n/a-1910
Clinton MO, Jan 1910 - Died January 18, 1910, Prof. John Whitaker of the Weaubleau Christian College, Civil War veteran, former state representative and Republican nominee for Congress in 1908. Father of S. W. Whitaker, cashier of the Bank of Brownington, and Homer C. Whitaker, assistant cashier there. He was defeated by Courtney W. Hamlin of Springfield by about 700 votes. Mr. Whitaker seriously considered testing the election on the ground that a number of the petitions filed for Mr. Hamlin were not prepared according to law. On the advise of friends, he sent the necessary papers to Washington but owing to some delay at the post office, there were held there until too late for any action to unseat Mr. Hamlin. Mr. Whitaker was appointed census supervisor for his district and had entered actively upon his work when death called him from his labors.

WHITAKER, John Sydney
1920-1994
Maplewood & Brownington Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - John Sydney Whitaker was born December 11, 1920, in Brownington, the son of Sydney W. and Anna (Hower) Whitaker. He die Wednesday, December 28, 1994, at the Golden Valley Memorial Hospital at the age of 74. He was a veteran of the United States Air Force Signal Corp and attended Central Missouri State College. He was united in marriage to Helen Linton. He was a lifelong resident of the Deepwater community. He was a well known area businessman, operating the Bank of Deepwater for many years. Mr. Whitaker is survived by his wife, Helen, of the home, and one sister, Rowena W. Lingle of California. Graveside services and burial were Saturday, December 31, at the Maplewood Cemetery, Brownington.

WHITAKER, S.
abt 1869-1887
Clinton MO, Dec 17 1887 - Died in Bogard township, December 7, S. Whitaker, aged 18, of consumption.

WHITAKER, Valjean Shepperd
1914-2007
Carpenter Cemetery, Chilhowee, Johnson Co, MO
Valjean Shepperd Whitaker, 92, of Clinton, Missouri, died Friday April 20, 2007 at the Beverly Living Center-Westwood. He was born in Blairstown, Mo., on October 30, 1914 to Homer Craig Whitaker and Ruby Lee (Shepperd) Whitaker. Val was a 1932 graduate of the Chilhowee High School and attended Central Missouri State Teachers College in Warrensburg for one year. After completing his first year of college he returned to Blairstown and accepted a job at the Farmers Bank as bookkeeper. In 1942 he enlisted in the U.S Naval Reserve as a Third Class Yeoman. Following boot camp, he was transferred to Great Lakes Naval Station at Northwestern University to a naval radar school to serve in the personnel department. After two years he was transferred to two ships: the USS Ardent and later a U.S. attack transport, the USS Sibley. While serving aboard the USS Sibley, he was a part of the invasions of Iwo Jima and Okinawa. While aboard ship, he witnessed the raising of the United States flag on Iwo Jima. Later he met and talked with Joe Rosenthal, the photographer who took the famous picture of this event. After arriving back in the states on a twenty day leave, he was discharged at Great Lakes, Illinois in 1946. In later years he became President of the Farmers Bank, Vice-President of the Deepwater State Bank, and Consulting Director of the Bank of Warrensburg. He was on the district council of Boy Scouts of America while in Blairstown and also officiated many basketball games. On October 16, 1948 he married the former Helen Louise Shrout in Kansas City, Mo. They spent the next 45 years in Blairstown and he was a member of the Blairstown Presbyterian Church. After retiring, they moved to Clinton where he was a member of the First Presbyterian Church. He was a devout Presbyterian, serving as Elder in both Blairstown and Clinton, and became moderator of the Sedalia Presbytery. He served four years on the executive committee of the Missouri Synod and six years on the Christian College Committee of the Kansas City Presbytery. He served four years on the United Funds Committee and was Vice-President the last year. He also served on the Henry County Health Committee as treasurer. He was a Past President of the Tri-County Bankers Association; a member of the 50 Year Club of the Missouri Bankers Association; a member of the Clinton Rotary Club; and a charter member of the Meadow Lake Golf Club. Val loved all sports and played tennis, baseball and golf. He was a left-handed hitter and lead-off man, hitting over a .300 average in baseball in the 1930s. He loved to tell about how he was offered a try-out with the American White Sox. He also loved quail hunting with his dog in the hills and streams on farms around Blairstown. He is survived by his wife Helen of the home; a sister Jane Jones of Clinton; four nieces, Beverly Hocker of Lee's Summit, Mo.; Deborah Johnson of Harrisonville, Mo.; Carla Bensinger of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; and Rosale Bradley of Jamesville, California; a nephew, Victor Whitaker of Clever, Mo.; and two sisters-in-law, Lillian McCune and her husband William of Prairie Village, Kansas; and Alice Bradley of Jamesville, Ca. Val was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Doyne and Conrad Whitaker. Funeral services will be Tuesday, April 24, 2007, at the Bradley & Hadley Funeral Home, Clinton, Mo. Burial will be in the Carpenter Cemetery, rural Chilhowee, Mo.

WHITAKER, Waneta Jane CLOSE
1934-2011
Englewood Cemetery (W), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Jane (Close) Whitaker, 77, of rural Clinton, Missouri, died peacefully Sunday, September 11, 2011 at the Golden Valley Memorial Hospital in Clinton, Missouri. She was surrounded by members of her family. Jane (Close) Whitaker was born August 31, 1934 in Atchison County, Missouri to Edward Close and Lottie (Rader) Close. On May 2, 1954 at the First Christian Church in Maryville, Mo., she married Wayne Herbert "Herb" Whitaker, Jr., who passed away September 18, 2009. To this union, five children were born: Ron, Gail, Todd, Tim, and Terri. She was baptized and became a member of St. Oswald Church in Fairfax, Mo. Jane was a 1952 graduate of Fairfax High School, Fairfax, Mo. She was involved in many school activities and was crowned Homecoming Queen in 1951. In the fall of 1952, she attended airline school in Omaha, Nebraska, and received her diploma. In 1953 she moved to Maryville, Mo., and worked for Grays Insurance Company. Soon after moving to Maryville, she met and married Herb Whitaker. In 1956 they started their family. For many years, Jane was a stay-at-home mother, filling her time raising the children and enjoying arts and crafts, a hobby that filled the rest of her days. She was active in the Parent Teachers Association and was a Cub Scout Den Mother, and a Past President of the Maryville Women's Junior Chamber of Commerce. In approximately 1975, while residing in Audubon, Iowa, Jane started a long career in the banking business as a teller for the Audubon State Bank. As the family moved, Jane continued to work for banks in the following towns; Higginsville, Mo., Columbia, Mo., and Clinton, Mo., up to her retirement. Jane's passion in life, first and foremost, was her family. Jane's legacy is being the family historian, compiling and labeling an amazing and extensive collection of pictures and artifacts going back generations. She even found time to write a wonderful book called "Hill-Filly Jane", a collection of her memories living in Missouri and Iowa. Preceding her in death were her parents and her husband, Wayne Herbert "Herb" Whitaker, Jr. Survivors include their children Ron Whitaker and his wife Donna, Kansas City, Mo.; Gail Pieper and her husband Joe, Sioux City, Iowa; Todd Whitaker and his wife Tammy, Liberty, Mo.; Timothy Whitaker, Clinton, Mo.; and Terri Gilkey and her husband Cecil, Higginsville, Mo.; grandchildren, Zach and Keri Whitaker, Kansas City, Mo.; Kyle and Kim Whitaker, Kearney, Mo.; Adam Whitaker, Kansas City, Mo.; Eric Anderson, Pasadena, California; Jamey Anderson, Ames Iowa; Joshua Whitaker, Kansas City, Mo.; Ashley and Ryan Allen, Kearney, Mo.; Haley Whitaker, Kansas City, Mo.; Chelsey Lockington, Leavenworth, Kansas; Isaac Whitaker, Carrolton, Texas; and Eric Gilkey, Higginsville, Mo.; eleven great-grandchildren; and other relatives and friends. Memorial services will be Saturday, September 17, 2011 at the Bradley & Hadley Funeral Home, Clinton, Mo. A private family burial will be held at a later date at Englewood Cemetery, Clinton, Mo.

WHITAKER, Wayne Herbert "Herb"
1933-2009
Englewood Cemetery (W), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Wayne Herbert "Herb" Whitaker, Jr., 76, of rural Clinton, Missouri, died peacefully Friday, September 18, 2009 at his home, surrounded by family. He was born February 3, 1933 in Wichita, Kansas to Wayne Herbert Whitaker, Sr. and Eva Mae (Godfrey) Whitaker. On May 2, 1954, at the First Christian Church in Maryville, Mo., he married Waneta Jane Close and she survives of the home. To this union, five children were born: Ron, Gail, Todd, Tim, and Terri. He was baptized and became a member of the Baptist faith. Herb was a 1951 graduate of Maryville High School, Maryville, Mo., and attended Northwest Missouri State University, Maryville. From 1947 to 1963 he worked with his parents at Whitaker Feed & Produce in Maryville. In 1966, Herb worked for Spencer Chemical Corporation at Gulf Oil Company in Shenandoah, Iowa as the plant manager. In 1972 he purchased Merk Grain & Feed in Audubon, Ia. In 1978 he sold the business and assisted in the formation of a Co-op elevator and continued as the Co-op's manager until 1979. He then co-owned and operated Countryside Motors in Audubon, Ia. In 1981 he accepted a job with Supersweet Feeds in Higginsville, Mo., and in 1985 transferred to Columbia, Mo. Herb retired in 1986 and moved to the Truman Lake area to enjoy a relaxing and peaceful life. In 2003 he went to work part-time at the Shawnee Bend Golf Course in the pro shop. Herb greatly enjoyed meeting and visiting with the many golfers who passed through the doors at the golf course, greeting each customer with a smile or a grin as he did throughout his life with everyone he met. Herb was in the Navel Reserve for eight years, receiving an honorable discharge in 1960. He was a member of the Nodaway Masonic Lodge #470, A.F. & A.M., and was a Shriner. He was also a member and Past President of the Maryville Junior Chamber of Commerce. In addition to his wife Jane, survivors include their children; Ron Whitaker and wife Donna, Kansas City, Mo.; Gail Pieper and husband Joe, Sioux City, Ia.; Todd Whitaker and wife Tammy, Liberty, Mo.; Tim Whitaker, Merriam, Ks.; and Terri Gilkey and husband Cecil, Higginsville, Mo.; grandchildren, Zach and Keri Whitaker, Kansas City, Mo., Kyle and Kim Whitaker, Kearney, Mo., Adam Whitaker, Kansas City, Mo., Eric Anderson, Pasadena, Ca., Jamey Anderson, Ames, Ia., Joshua Whitaker, Kansas City, Mo., Ashley and Ryan Allen, Kearney, Mo., Haley Whitaker, Kansas City, Mo., Chelsey Lockington, Killeen, Texas, Isaac Whitaker, Bedford, Tx., and Eric Gilkey, Grain Valley, Mo.; 9 great-grandchildren; and other relatives and many friends. Memorial services will be Saturday, September 26, 2009 at the Bradley & Hadley Funeral Home, Clinton. Burial will be in Englewood Cemetery.

WHITBY, Edith H.
1921-2007
Orient Cemetery, Harrisonville, Cass Co, MO
Harrisonville MO - Miss Edith Whitby, 86, of Harrisonville, Missouri was born April 8, 1921 near Harrisonville, Missouri as the second daughter of George and Leah Sliffe Whitby. She departed this life Friday, June 29, 2007 at Crown Care Center. Miss Whitby and her older sister Mary Helene attended the same rural school their father had attended. Miss Whitby graduated from Harrisonville High School in 1939. Miss Whitby taught for 47 years in the Missouri public schools. She began her teaching career in 1945-47 at the Belle Plaine rural school in Cass County. She then taught primarily at the high school level at Peculiar (1947-48), Ballard (1948-50) Hermitage (1950-54), Ridgeway (1954-58), Belleview near Mound City (1958-63), Hermitage (1963-69), and Weableau (1969-92). She also taught science classes for Wentworth Junior College from 1991-93. She was awarded a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from Central Missouri State Teachers College in 1944 and a Master of Science in Education degree in 1955. Her teaching assignments on the secondary level covered a wide range of subjects—health and physical education, speech and drama, social studies, English, math, chemistry, and biology. She also served as a guidance counselor and psychological examiner. Extra class activities included coaching basketball and softball, directing class plays, class sponsorships, and serving as advisor for the National Honor Society. She was a member of the Missouri State Teachers Association, National Science Teachers Association, Speech Teacher Association of Missouri, Missouri School Counselors Association, Central Missouri District Guidance Association, Delta Kappa Gamma, and the Cass County and Missouri Retired Teachers Associations. In 1988, Miss Whitby was chosen for the Outstanding Leader Award by the Community Teachers & Missouri State Teachers Association “for leadership at the local level, for her encouragement to students, for her certification in twelve areas of education, and for her active participation in the local CTA.” She often was referred to as the Missouri teacher holding certification in the most subject areas. Upon her retirement from high school teaching in 1992, Miss Whitby was honored by resolutions of both the Missouri State Senate and House of Representatives. In 1992, Missouri Commissioner of Education Robert Bartman presented her the Pioneer in Education award at the annual banquet of Missouri School Administrators. She was selected as the Cass County Retired Educator of the Year for 2001-02. Harrisonville Mayor Kevin Wood proclaimed Edith Whitby Citizen for the Day on September 21, 2002. In 2002, she also was honored by the Delta Kappa Gamma International Honor Society for 25 years of devoted and valuable service. After her retirement from teaching, she moved from Hickory County, where she had lived for many years, back to Harrisonville and lived with her sister Mary Helene Whitby Wortham, who passed away in 2000. Miss Whitby was a charter member of the Mary Sibley Chapter of the National Society of Daughters of the American Revolution. She valued her heritage as an American citizen and regularly presented Chapter programs on the U.S. Constitution and American heritage and history. Learning, reading, and staying in touch with family and friends, including her many former teaching colleagues and students, were pleasures of her every day. Miss Whitby was a longtime member of the Christian Church, Disciples of Christ. In Cass County, she attended the Freeman Presbyterian Church, to which her sister’s family belonged. She is survived by her niece Leah Wortham and Leah’s husband, Eric Hirschhorn, of Chevy Chase, Maryland and their children Alexander, Elizabeth, and Anne Wortham Hirschhorn, as well as her devoted caregiver and friend Georgia Smith of Freeman. Funeral services were held Friday. July 6, 2007 at Freeman Presbyterian Church, Freeman, Missouri with burial in the Orient Cemetery, Harrisonville.

WHITCHURCH, Edgar Lee
1913-1940
Englewood Cemetery (W), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Edgar L. Whitchurch, oldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter E. Whitchurch of Clinton, died at the Community Clinic Hospital about 11:30 p.m. Sunday after a sudden attack of asthma, which began its choking grip upon his breath about 2:00 p.m. Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Whitchurch, their daughters, Wilma Jean and Mrs. Vernon Comer, and Mr. Comer went to Kansas City Sunday, having asked Edgar if he wished to accompany them, but he declined seeming in as good health as was usual for him. His two younger brothers, Robert and Dale, also remained at home, but they were not in the house when he was smitten with acute choking from the asthma, with which he has suffered all his life. Edgar managed to call the Community Clinic, to which he was immediately taken. His pain was alleviated and when his parents and family were notified about 6:00 p.m. Sunday to come to the hospital, Edgar never regained consciousness for a last word with his beloved ones. His condition was seemingly satisfactory late Sunday, so his family returned to their home, to be telephoned soon after that he had died, his heart being unable to withstand the strain of the asthmatic pressure. Edgar was born in Henry County, March 16, 1913, where he grew to manhood. He received his diploma from the Washington grammar school and attended the Second Street Methodist Church, of which he became a member on Easter of 1937. His manner was quiet and unassuming, never talking a great deal, but he served his church and community unostentatiously, being on hand for nearly all league and church activities and if he were needed for installing the lights for an ice cream social, a bit of carpentry work required, he was always willing to assist. Being unable to continue his schooling because of his health, although his excellent grades in grammar school promised a fine scholastic future, Edgar became a carpenter until early this spring, since when he has been affiliated with Land Bros. paint store on the south side of the square. In August, 1939, he went to Colorado in an effort to find a climate that would discourage his asthma. His condition improved some, and he returned to Clinton the following November, anticipating going back this summer. Besides his parents and above mentioned brothers and sisters of Clinton, he is survived by his grandfather William Fowler of Brownington. The funeral services were Tuesday in the Second Street Methodist Church. Burial at Englewood Cemetery with Consalus and Peck in charge.

WHITCHURCH, Helen Francine DENNY
1928-2017
Englewood Cemetery (W), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Francine Whitchurch, 88, of Clinton, Missouri died early Monday morning, April 17, 2017 at the Clinton Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center. She was born December 1, 1928 in Clinton, Mo., the daughter of Ira John Denny and Mary (Gunter) Denny. Francine married Wayne Whitchurch on September 1, 1949 in Clinton, Mo. He preceded her in death May 5, 1999. Francine drove a school bus for the Clinton School District. She was a member of the Good Hope Baptist Church in Coal, Mo. She was a proud graduate of Coal High School. Francine enjoyed working in her flower garden and while living at Clinton Healthcare & Rehab she enjoyed her many friendships with the residents. Surviving are two sons, Kenneth Whitchurch, Clinton, Mo., and John Whitchurch, Kansas City, Mo.; two daughters, Mary George and husband Bob, Clinton, Mo., and Helen Whitchurch, Independence, Mo.; two grandsons, Scott George, Lynn Creek, Mo., and Kevin George, Fort Wainwright, Alaska; and one great-grandson, Christopher Deemer. In addition to her husband she was preceded in death by her parents. Graveside services and interment will be Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at the Englewood Cemetery.

WHITCHURCH, James E. "Jim"
1947-2003
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 8 2004 - Jim Whitchurch, 56, died Saturday, December 13, 2003. He struggled with illness for three years after a car accident that left him paralyzed. He was born in Clinton May 9, 1947. He lived in fort Worth, Texas for 21 years and moved to Colorado Springs, Colorado, in 1992. Survivors include wife Judy Peek Whitchurch of Clinton; daughter Pam Campos and husband Jesse Campos; sons, Jim Ed Whitchurch and wife Misty, Bedford, Texas, and Michael Whitchurch and wife Jessica; sisters Betty Tye, Clinton and Ruth Ann Terry, Leeton, and seven grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Chuck and Nellie Whitchurch of Clinton. Cremation. Ashes are to be scattered on a mountain in Colorado.

WHITCHURCH, Joseph
1839-1923
Good Hope Cemetery, Bethlehem Twp, Henry Co, MO
The death of Joseph Whitchurch occurred at 1:50 p.m. Friday of last week at the home of his daughter, Mrs. George Lilleston, on East Franklin street, death being due to the infirmities of age and bronchial trouble. He had been bedfast since the 14th of February. Deceased was 84 years old the 1st of March, and was born near Mascoutah, Illinois. He had been a resident of Henry County for 33 years, coming here from St. Clair County, Illinois. He was married about 56 years ago to Miss Susanna Wright, who preceded him in death six years ago in February. Since that time he had made his home with his children. They are: Fred, north of Clinton; Connie, near Coal; Walter and Mrs. Ed VanWinkle, near Sparrow; Mrs. T. M. Tribble, Mrs. Fred Johnson and Mrs. George Lilleston, all living on East Franklin street, in Clinton. He is also survived by thirty grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. Deceased made a profession of faith about sixteen years ago, but never united with any church. He was a Methodist in belief. He was held in high esteem by all who knew him, and all sympathize with the bereaved children in this time of grief. The body was taken to Good Hope church, where funeral services were conducted Saturday, and burial was in the cemetery near by.

WHITCHURCH, Nellie Gladys DELOZIER
1916-2001
Englewood Cemetery (W), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Mar 8 2001 - Nellie Gladys Delozier, the daughter of Betty Stone Delozier and Rufus Delozier, was born at home on August 23, 1916. She had two brothers, Otis and Marvin, and two sisters, Dimple and Violet, who preceded her in death. Her mother died when Nellie was 13-years-old. On August 31, 1936, she married Chuck Whitchurch. They had three children, Betty, Jimmy and Ruth Ann, and lived in the Shawnee Mound community for years. After her husband's death she moved to Clinton and babysat in her home until her health failed. She always had a yard full of kids, sometimes as many as 22. Two of those kids stayed close to her until her death. Nellie loved to play cards and dominoes and was really hard to beat at Chinese Checkers. She loved to be around people and always had on her red nail polish and lipstick and jewelry. Nellie has one step-daughter, June Shay; five grandchildren, Pam, Jim Ed and Michael, Holly and Larry; seven great-great-grandchildren, Brandon, Robert, Alex, Michael, Joseph, Maggie and Jessica. Her son, Jim and his family weren't able to attend the funeral due to a car wreck in November. Jim's neck was broken and he is still in the hospital in Denver, Colorado. Services were at Sickman & Dunning Funeral Home on February 24, 2001, with burial in Englewood Cemetery.

WHITE, Albert R. Jr.
1925-2002
Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Warrensburg, Johnson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Feb 19 2002 - Albert R. White, Jr., 76, Clinton and formerly of Centerview, died Saturday, February 16, 2002, at his home. He was born August 15, 1925, in Osceola, the son of Albert R. White, Sr. and Lorene P. Bishop White. In 1947 he married Nellie Mae Gee in Kansas City. She died May 22, 1998. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in all three Theaters, receiving numerous medals and commendations from the United States Army. He worked for 33 years at Bendix, until his retirement. He was a member of the American Legion. He is survived by two sons, Winston L. Dalton, Rich Hill, and David White, Warrensburg; two daughters, Brenda Kay Anderson, Virginia, Illinois, and Valerie Sue White, Centerview; two brothers, Eugene White, Oak Grove, and Charles White, Pleasanton, Kansas; two sisters, Evelyn Smith, Denver, Colorado, and Joann Reiling, Osceola; 12 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Marvin and James White, and two sisters, Dorothy Kessinger and Maureen French. Funeral services will be Thursday, February 21, at the Sweeney-Phillips & Holdren Funeral Home, Warrensburg. Burial will be in the Warrensburg Memorial Gardens Cemetery with full military honors.

WHITE, Amanda GRIMES
1869-1904
Ladue Cemetery, Davis Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Missouri - Died at her home two and one-half miles east of LaDue, Thursday, August 25, 1904, Mrs. Amanda White, wife of Hija White. She bade a loving good-bye to her husband and little son and passed into the quiet sleep of death. Born April 7, 1869, near Stockton, Mo.; maiden name was Grimes; married to Hija White in 1889. In 1887, she joined the Methodist Church. Services at LaDue Christian Church and remains laid to rest in LaDue Cemetery.

WHITE, Benjamin Edward
1901-1991
Floral Hills Cemetery, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
Benjamin Edward White, 90, Clinton, Missouri, died Monday, December 30, 1991 at the North Kansas City Memorial Hospital. He was born in Kansas City and had spent his life there until moving to Clinton in 1986. He retired in 1961 after 25 years as a driver for the Kansas City Transit Authority. He was a member of the Eastgate Masonic Lodge and the Ararat Shrine, both in Kansas City. He was a former leader for the Boy Scouts and a member of the Tribe of Mic-O-Say. He is survived by one son, William White of the home in Clinton; one daughter, June Maston of Independence; four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Graveside services will be Thursday at Floral Hills Cemetery in Kansas City.

WHITE, Byrdie Christine BISTON
1917-2003
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Oct 31 2003 - Byrdie Christine Biston White, 86, died at her home in Clinton Wednesday, October 29, 2003, after a brief illness. She was born and raised in St. Louis where she earned a BA from Washington University in 1939 and met George N. White to whom she was married for 55 years. She lived in Clinton for the last 24 years, volunteering as a docent at the Clinton Historical Museum and was a member of the Mary de LaVergne Federated Women's Club. She was preceded in death by her husband, George N. White, and grandson John R. Naber. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Vicky and Jim Naber, Clinton, and her son Dennis White and his wife Elizabeth King-White of Los Altos, California. She is also survived in Clinton by grandson, Jimmy and his family, Lori, Danny and Joey Naber and another great-grandchild due in mid-November. She is survived in California by grandson Peter and his family, Anju and Jasmine White, grandson Bryan White and her sister, Jane Matthews of Hot Springs, Arkansas. She is also survived by a special friend, Bob Soell of St. Louis.

WHITE, Charles Dewey
1955-2001
Lowry City Cemetery, Lowry City, St. Clair Co, MO
Clinton Daily Democrat, Jun 27 2001 - Charles Dewey White was born May 16, 1955, in Marinsville, Indiana, and died Tuesday, June 19, 2001, from injuries received in an automobile accident. He had moved to Missouri in 1995 from Phoenix, Arizona. He married Phyllis Gregory October 9, 1997. He was a bricklayer for 30 years and a member of Union 15. He volunteered his time to the Iconium Fire Department. He is survived by his wife, Phyllis; his mother, Marilyn R. Bender Courtney and his step-father, Walter R. Courtney; his father, Charles Verlin White and step-mother, Ethel White, Indianapolis, Indiana; one son, Brandon Leslie White; one daughter, Angela Sue White; a granddaughter, Marissa, Phoenix, Arizona; one step-son, Hiram G. Gregory of the home; a step-daughter, Tiffanie L. Schneck of Deepwater; two step-grandchildren, Presley and Colt Schneck; nine brothers and a host of many other relatives and friends. Funeral services were Friday, June 22, at 10 a.m., at Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel. Burial was in Lowry City Cemetery.

WHITE, Charles Patrick "Pat"
1936-1993
Maplewood & Brownington Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Charles "Pat" White, 56, died Tuesday, February 9, 1993, at his home in Kansas City. He is survived by his wife Doris, of the home; one son, Charles White Jr. of California state; two daughters, Frances Duncan of Neosho and Pamela White of Joplin; two stepdaughters, Vicki Gunn of Blue Springs and Donna Chapin of Houston, Texas; two sisters, Frances Lane of Excelsior Springs and Judy Overman of Kansas City; 11 grandchildren. Funeral services were Thursday at the Sickman-Dunning Chapel. Burial was in Maplewood cemetery at Brownington. Mr. White is a former Brownington area resident.

WHITE, Delbert Leo
1918-2011
Harmony Baptist Cemetery, Benton Co, MO
Delbert White, 93, of rural Windsor, Missouri, died Monday evening, August 22, 2011, at the Golden Valley Memorial Hospital, Clinton, Mo. He was born July 21, 1918, in Greene County, near Springfield, Mo., the son of Harry Lee White and Mary Magdalene (Endley) White. On June 10, 1946, in Almon, Mo., he married Evelyn Green, who preceded him in death on December 30, 2009. Mr. White was a farmer and had worked at the MFA Farmer's Elevator, Windsor, for over 20 years before his retirement, and also drove a bus for a time for the Windsor R-I School District. He served his country in the United States Army during World War II and was a member of the Harmony Baptist Church, rural Windsor. Survivors include 3 sons, Lloyd White, Larry White and his wife Ronda and Linn White, all of Windsor, Mo.; a daughter, Sue Bauer and her husband Jack, Rancho Palos Verdes, Ca.; 7 grandchildren, Dean White, Jennifer McKnight, Michael Bauer, Melissa McKnight, Katie White, Kyle White, and Sammi White; 7 great-grandchildren, Kara Bauer, Christa McKnight, Kylie McKnight, Chloe McKnight, Bailey White, and Dylan White; and one "on the way" Emily Bauer; a brother, Norman White, Windsor, Mo.; and several nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by a son, Leslie Lee White; and 2 brothers, Raymond White and John Howard White. Funeral services will be Sunday, August 28, 2011, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor, with Pastor Douglas Ryan officiating. Burial will be in the Harmony Cemetery, rural Windsor.

WHITE, Doris June
1933-2008
Englewood Cemetery (W), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Mar 7 2008 - Doris June White died at her home on Feb. 19, 2008. Doris was born November 11, 1933, in the neighborhood of Garland, the daughter of Cecil A. and Ethel Claire White. She had two sisters, a twin sister, Donna Joyce White Mintun, and an older sister, Norma Jean White Noble. Her grandparents were Joseph Lee and Mary Ann White and Frank Wesley and Jessie Edith White. From a very young age, Doris attended Sunday School and Church and Bible School at the Garland Baptist Church. Later she was baptized and became a member of the Ruskin Heights Baptist Church. Doris' longtime faith in Jesus Christ carried her through her long illness. Her life ended as it began, with her twin sister at her side. Doris went her eight years of grade school at White School in the country, a school which her grandfather, Joseph Lee White, donated the land and helped to build. Three generations of the family attended White School before it consolidated with the Clinton Public School District. After graduation from Clinton High School, Doris moved to Kansas City to take a job at Bendix, which became her lifetime work. After retiring from Bendix, she returned to her hometown of Clinton. Doris took great pride in her many cousins with whom she remained close. They were always a great help and joy to her in her lifetime. New photos of her great-great-nieces and nephews - Quade, Keagan, Creighton, Tanner, Kennedy, Ella, Chloe, Claire and Joe - were always a welcome pleasure for her. She also liked to crochet and work word puzzles, but especially enjoyed the out of doors, working in her yard and growing pretty flowers. Doris gave many dogs and puppies in need of a good home throughout the years as well. Doris always believed and said laughter was one of the most important things in life. Preceding her in death were her parents and beloved sister Norma Jean White Noble, as well as her grandparents and many aunts and uncles. She leaves her twin sister, Donna Joyce White Mintun, and brother-in-law Jim Mintun; nieces, Marilyn Noble Frakes of Gardner, Kansas, and Gale Mintun and Gloria Mintun Miller of Clinton; nephews, C. W. Noble and wife Diane, of Harrisonville, and Gerald Noble of Harrisonville; great-nieces, Lori Frakes Nelson and husband Daniel of Gardner, Kansas, and Melissa Miller Donaldson and husband Drew of Clinton; great-nephews, Joe Noble of Harrisonville, Darin Frakes of Gardner, Kansas, and Jeremy Noble of Appleton City, and many friends old and new. Funeral services were held at the Vansant-Mills Chapel on Friday, Feb. 22. Interment was in Englewood Cemetery.

WHITE, Doris Moree SMITH
1935-2001
Maplewood & Brownington Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Daily Democrat, Mar 28 2001 - Doris M. White was born August 25, 1935, in Deepwater, the daughter of James Thomas and Eleaner "Lena" Moree Smith. Doris died March 14, 2001, at her daughter Vicki's home in Blue Springs at the age of 65 years, six months and 19 days. Doris lived in Kansas City since 1955 and worked at the East Side Newspaper for 10 years and then at the Kansas City Star where she retired in 1996. After her retirement she moved back to Deepwater where she enjoyed working on her small farm. Doris was a member of the Brownington Baptist church. She also volunteered at the Golden Valley Hospital in Clinton for a short period of time. She is survived by two daughters and their husbands, Vicki and Fred Gunn of Blue Springs and Donna and Raymond Chapin of Lee's Summit; five grandchildren, Spencer Chapin 22, Moree' Chapin 21, Grant Chapin 19, Erica Gunn 11 and Jared Gunn 9; one brother, Ernie Smith of Deepwater; one sister, Alice Tullis of Windsor, and many, many nieces, nephews, cousins and loved ones. Funeral services were held on Sunday, March 18, at the Sickman & Dunning Chapel. Burial was in the Maplewood Cemetery.

WHITE, Elizabeth VINSON
1833-1905
Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Springfield Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Missouri, Jun 17 1905 - Mrs. J. W. White died Friday at the home of her daughter Mrs. R. B. Summers, on North Washington. She had been confined to her bed 12 weeks with a complication of diseases, during which time she had the tenderest care of loved ones, who did all they could for their loved one. Her maiden name was Elizabeth Vinson and she was born in Millersburg, Callaway County, September 19, 1833, and was married there to James W. White in 1867. They moved near Columbia, where she became a charter member of Olivet Christian Church, where her remains were laid to rest. They moved to Centralia where they lived for 25 years, then came to Clinton to live with their daughter Mrs. R. B. Summers, last October and has endeared herself to all who made her acquaintance. She was the mother of four children and the three living are Mrs. J. W. Waller, Columbia, William White, Centralia; Mrs. R. B. Summers, Clinton, also 3 stepchildren, who reside at a distance.

WHITE, Ernest Ford
1901-1974
Englewood Cemetery (W), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Eye, Thursday, July 4 1974 - Funeral Services for Ernest Ford White who died, June 20, at the Golden Valley Memorial Hospital, after suffering a severe stroke on April 2, were held at the Consalus Funeral Home June 22. Interment was in Englewood Cemetery. Pall bearers were nephews: Darrel Dehn, Wayne Doyle, and Don Williams, Joe White and Ken White. Ernest was born August 25, 1901 in Henry County, Mo., a son of the late Joseph Lee and Mary Ann White. He was the oldest living of a family of eleven children, one sister dying in infancy. An older brother, Joseph Given passed away in 1929, and a sister Emily Dehn in 1969. Ernest attended White School. The school named in honor of his grandfather, Joseph White, who had donated the land where the school was built. All his brothers and sisters, his two children and several nieces and nephews, also two great nieces, attended the same school. He graduated from the Sweeny's Mechanical Engineering School, Ft. Scott, Kansas. Soon after graduation, he went to Canada and had employment there, until called home; due to the critical illness of his father in 1920. After his father's death, he remained at home and helped on the farm for some time. Ernest and Elma Morrissette of Clinton, were united in marriage, in 1924. Two children blessed this union, one son, Jerome Lee, better known to his friends as "Jay" and a daughter, Wakita, now Mrs. Harold Law, of Ft. Worth, Texas. At one time Mr. White operated cotton gins at Big Springs, Texas. His wife, Elma passed away in 1929 leaving him with two small children. In 1933 Ernest and Emma Francis Batts of Appleton City, were married. They moved to Goodwill, Oklahoma and made their home there for several years. He had a machine shop, raised wheat and did custom threshing and combining. They moved back to Clinton in 1946 where he built a home and shop in his old home community, west of Clinton on Highway 7. He was kept busy in his machine shop and made many friends and enjoyed talking with people. He was interested in all wildlife and enjoyed hunting and fishing, as long as his health permitted. Ernest took special pleasure in watching for the swallows and other birds to return each spring and always provided houses and nesting places for them. He had organized a program for the care and upkeep of the Fields Creek Cemetery and had severed on the committee for many years. He was interested in community affairs and always willing to help. He took much pride in his wife's flower garden and her many talents in art work, painting and ceramics. He was a devoted husband and father; was fond of his grandchildren and proud of all their achievements. Frequent visits from his youngest nephew, Ken, who lives near, was always a pleasure to him. Ernest kept up on the local news with his shop radio and had favorite church programs he rarely missed. Survivors include his wife, Emma of the home, his son Jay, of Clinton, daughter, Mrs. Harold Law of Ft. Worth, Texas, four grandchildren, Walter and Wallace White of Clinton, Tom and Sue Ellen Law of Ft. Worth, Texas. Also two brothers, Robert and Lindsay of Clinton, five sisters: Marian Gregory, Ethel White, Evelyn Gilbert, all of Clinton; Ruby Harvey Independence; Winifred Setzer of Kansas City. Also a large number of nieces and nephew, cousins and many friends.

WHITE, Evelyn
1915-2002
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Feb 20 2002 - Evelyn White, 86, Clinton, died Tuesday, February 19, 2002, at Golden Valley Hospital. Cremation is under the direction of Consalus Funeral Home. She was born in Forest City, Arkansas, November 29, 1915. She was a graduate of Forest City High School. She had lived in the Clinton area since 1946. She had been a member of the Clinton Business and Professional Women and was active in the Republican Party. She worked as a bookkeeper for G and G Oil for several years before retiring in the early 1980s. Her parents preceded her in death. She is survived by her son, David William White and wife, Kathi, Norman, Oklahoma; four granddaughters, Angela Chaffin, Pauls Valley, Oklahoma, Barbie Pierce, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Julianna Yates, Lafayette, Louisiana, Jennifer White, Norman, Oklahoma, and six great-grandchildren.

WHITE, Evelyn GREEN
1922-2009
Harmony Baptist Cemetery, Benton Co, MO
Evelyn White, 87, of rural Windsor, Missouri, died Wednesday afternoon, December 30, 2009, at her home. She was born May 8, 1922, in Almon, Mo., the daughter of Leslie Raymond Green and Myra Susan Green. On June 10, 1946, in Almon, she married Delbert Leo White, who survives of the home. Mrs. White was a homemaker and worked as a cook in several Windsor area restaurants and also in the Windsor Henry County R-1 School system for many years. Evelyn enjoyed gardening, growing flowers, bird watching, sewing and quilting. She was a faithful member of the Harmony Baptist Church, rural Windsor; the Oakland Farm Club and the Quilters Guild, in Clinton, Mo. In addition to her husband, she is survived by 3 sons, Lloyd White, Larry White and his wife Ronda, and Linn White, all of Windsor, Mo.; a daughter, Sue Bauer and her husband Jack, Rancho Palos Verdes, California; 7 grandchildren, Dean White; Jennifer McKnight; Michael Bauer; Melissa McKnight, Katie White; Kylie White; Samantha White; 6 great-grandchildren, Kara Bauer; Christa McKnight; Kyle McKnight; Chloe McKnight; Bailey White and Dylan White; a brother Clay Green, Independence, Mo., and nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Leslie Lee White and a brother, Leslie Dee Green. Funeral services will be Sunday, January 3, at the Hadley Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Harmony Cemetery, rural Windsor.

WHITE, Everett
1910-2003
Mineral Creek Cemetery, Leeton, Johnson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, May 13 2003 - Everett White, 92, Windsor, died Friday evening, May 9, 2003, at this home in Windsor. He was born December 15, 1910, on the family farm south of Windsor, the son of Henry White and Rosetta (Williams) White. On May 9, 1943, in Lincoln, he married Katie McClung, who survives of the home. He and his wife farmed in the Holden, Kingsville and Lone Jack areas for more than 30 years. In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Etta Jeter, Kansas City; a grandson, Mark Jeter; a granddaughter, Melissa Barker; six great-grandchildren, Sarah, Colt, Blake, Katlyn, Cierrah and Logan. He was preceded in death by four brothers, John White, Noel White, Everett's twin brother, Ernest White, and youngest brother Ewing White, and one sister, Anna Vannatta. Graveside funeral services were Tuesday, May 13, at the Mineral Creek Cemetery, Leeton.

WHITE, Everett Dee
1897-1991
Englewood Cemetery (W), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Everett Dee White, 94, passed away December 13, 1991 at Sycamore View Nursing Home in Clinton. Everett, the son of Bruce White and Laura E. Duval White, was born September 6, 1897 in Holden. Mr. White lived all his life in Missouri and had been in Clinton since 1971. He was a postal clerk for 37 years. Survivors include a sister-in-law, Avanel White of Clinton, and a cousin, Dortha Presbaugh, Centerville, Ohio. Graveside services were held at Englewood Cemetery on December 16, 1991.

WHITE, Everett Lewis
1925-2004
Laurel Oak Cemetery (W), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Aug 30 2004 - Everett L. White, 78, Windsor, died Saturday morning, August 21, 2004, at St. Luke's Medical Center, Kansas City. He was born November 6, 1925, in Logan Iowa, the son of Ephriam Arthur White and Cora Alena (Hines) White. On April 14, 1948, in Clinton, he married Margie Kathaleen McDonald, who preceded him in death July 23, 2000. Mr. White was a farmer, raising cattle and hogs. He was a baseball coach for baseball teams in the Windsor area for many years and was known as Grandpa. Everett enjoyed playing his guitar with his friends, especially old-time country and gospel music. He served in the United States Navy during World War II and was a member of the Assembly of God Church, Windsor. Survivors include two sons, Mike McCowan and Bennie McCowan, both of Windsor; two daughters, Deloris Logan, Windsor, and Patricia Ross, Pleasant Hill; a brother, Walter E. White, Raytown; a sister Wanda Phalow, Sedalia; 11 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Leland F. and Arthur M. White; two sisters, Dorothy Warner and Beulah Kirsch. Funeral services were Tuesday, August 24, at Assembly of God Church, Windsor, with burial in Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

WHITE, Frank L.
1865-1932
Englewood Cemetery (W), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton, MO - Had Amassed Much Land - Frank White, Age 67, Dies At Home On West Gravel From Intestinal Flu - Frank White died at his home on West Gravel street, at 10:15 p.m. Tuesday, January 12, after a seven weeks illness with intestinal flu, which developed into the fatal heart trouble. Mr. White was born in Wayne county, Indiana, January 8, 1865, having passed his 67th birthday last week. He came to Henry county when nine months old with his parents, the late Mr. and Mrs. Eli White, who were pioneer settlers of Henry county. His father entered the land where Walter White lived for many years, so Frank White grew up in the neighborhood of Ladue. He was a self made man, and owned over 500 acres of land in Clinton township at the time of his death. He had worked hard starting at the age of 16 as a farm hand, working by the month. He was frugal, saving his earnings, and making his first investment in farm land in the nineties, then continued to buy land until he was one of the largest land owners of Henry county. His farm had two sets of improvements, and Mr. White was one of the wisest and best farmers and cattle feeders, of this county. He was married March 13, 1887 to Miss Zilpha H. Adkins. To this union eight children were given. His wife died June 6, 1910. The children surviving from the marriage are: Mrs. Sam Mahelona, Honolulu, Hawaii; Mrs. Paul Holly, St. Charles, Mo.; Mrs. Ewing Johnson, Wichita, Kansas; Mrs. Floyd Hill, Kansas City; and Joseph White, of near Ladue. There are four grandchildren, Mary Pauline and Vera Mae White, near Ladue; Billy Bob White, Nevada, son of the late William A. White and Kenneth Eugene Holly, St. Charles. Mr. White believed in education and lived in Clinton six years before the death of his first wife, in order to give the children the advantage of high school. The oldest daughter, Alpha, now in Honolulu, was one of the most accomplished pianists of Clinton. After his wife's death, he returned to the farm, where he remained until he was united in marriage September 29, 1919, to Miss Daisy Pengilly, who survives him, and has been his devoted companion through his declining years and days of ill health. His children, Mrs. Holly and Mrs. Hill, were there at his bedside during the holidays, and his son, Joseph, continually during the last illness. Mr. White also leaves one brother, Walter White, of Ladue, and one sister, Mrs. C. E. Barnes, of Dillon, Mont. Deceased was a Democrat, and was always active in politics, taking a great interest in promoting the success of his party. He was a good neighbor and friend, helpful at all times. He had a wide circle of friends who knew him as an honest, upright citizen and business man, who could make a farm pay. His daughter, Mrs. Hill arrived Wednesday.

WHITE, Goldie M.
abt 1902-1991
Floral Hills Cemetery, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Mrs. Goldie M. White, 89, Clinton, formerly of northeast Kansas City, died Oct. 18, 1991 at a nursing home in Clinton. She was born in Green Forest, Ark., and lived in Kansas City until moving to Clinton in 1986. Mrs. White was a member of the Budd Park Christian Church. Survivors include her husband, Benjamin E. White of the home; a son, William White, Clinton; a daughter, June Maston, Independence; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Graveside services will be Monday at the Newcomer's Floral Hills Cemetery.

WHITE, Irene CAMERON FOLEY
1918-2008
Englewood Cemetery (W), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Feb 27 2008 - Irene (Cameron) White died on Feb. 22, 2008, at the age of 89. She was 89 years, eight months and 17 days old at the Grandview Manor Care Center in Grandview. Visitation will be at George Funeral Home, Grandview, on Wednesday, Feb. 27. Graveside services will be at Englewood Cemetery, Clinton, Henry County, on Feb. 28. Irene Cameron was born at home on June 5, 1918, near Quarles, Henry County. Her parents were Donald L. and Sarah (Moore) Cameron of Clinton. She was the second child of four children. She grew up on a farm and went to school graduating in 1935 from Calhoun High School. She married Leland Foley on June 22, 1936, in Mound City, Kansas. To this union was born one daughter, Sondra Foley Martin. She married Torrance Ervin White on March 7, 1943, in Clinton and to this union was born Terry G. White. She and Ervin moved to Grandview in 1954 and have lived there ever since. She was a member of the 1st Baptist Church of Grandview. She rode horseback to attend high school. The family watched out their back door as the tornado hit Ruskin and South Kansas City over 50 years ago in May 1957. She worked as a clerk at Lakeside Hospital and then retiring from St. Joseph Health Center after working in the Pediatrics Center. She loved flowers, African violets, needlepoint and reading. She is preceded in death by her parents, Donald and Sarah (Moore) Cameron; her husband, Torrance Ervin White; her siblings, James Cameron of Indiana, Thelma Coskey of Colorado and Clyde Douglas Cameron of Clinton. She is survived by her daughter, Sondra Foley Martin, Kansas City; her son and wife, Terry and Merriam White of Grandview; five grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild; a sister-in-law, Wreatha Cameron of Clinton and a sister-in-law, Neola Foster and husband, Carroll, Lee's Summit.

WHITE, Jocy Kathern
1909-2001
Bates City Cemetery, Bates City, Lafayette Co, MO
Clinton Daily Democrat, Mar 13 2001 - Jocy Kathern White, 91, Pleasant Hill, died Wednesday, March 7, 2001, at Pleasant Hill Health and Rehabilitation Center. She was born April 1, 1909, near Bates City. On May 31, 1930, she married Albert James White in Boonville, who died January 11, 1973. They moved to Kingsville in 1947. She was a member of the Pleasant Hill Church of Christ. She is survived by her daughter, Clara Jane Brown and husband, Kenion, Kingsville; four grandchildren, Gregory Brown and wife, Judi, Chilhowee, Theresa Ward and husband, Ronald, Kingsville, Laurie Hicks and husband, Richard, Belton, and Wendy Bostwick and husband, Calvin, Independence; a sister, Maude Miller, Odessa; nine great-grandchildren, 10 great-great-grandchildren and 13 great-great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Saturday, at Ben Cast & Son-Wood Funeral Home, Holden. Burial was in Bates City Cemetery.

WHITE, Joseph
1834-1918
Fields Creek Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Joseph White died at the home of his youngest son, J. L. White, 7 miles northwest of Clinton, Dec. 27th, with the infirmities of old age. A year ago last March his beloved wife passed on to the eternal city, and since then he had just gradually grown weaker, until 4 weeks ago he became bedfast. Everything possible was done to make the latter days of his life comfortable by his loved ones. He was born in Brown county, Ind., Sept. 15, 1843, where he lived until he was 10 years old, when he moved to North Missouri; then back to Indiana, and in a short while to Illinois, where he grew to manhood and married Lavina Mitchell. Fifty years ago they came to Henry county and bought his home farm, 7 miles northwest of Clinton. There he built a handsome home and raised his children, who survive: Mrs. Albert Allen and J. L. White, north of Clinton; John R. White, Rock Island, Ill.; O. P. White, Joliet, Ill. There are 19 grandchildren and just one great grandchild - Lila Frances Allen, daughter of Ernest Allen and wife. He had never united with any church altho he believed in the teachings of the Christian church, and was a generous contributor to its activities. He had been a Mason for more than half a century. He was a public spirited citizen and always ready to help do anything that meant community betterment. In his passing Henry county has lost one of its best citizens. The funeral services were conducted at the Fields creek church last Saturday afternoon. Burial was beside his wife in the cemetery nearby.

WHITE, Joseph Given
1895-1929
Fields Creek Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Given White died at the government hospital in Prescott, Arizona, Tuesday morning. He had been bedfast since last November 20th. He was gassed in the world war six years ago developing a serious lung trouble and entered the government hospital at Leavenworth, Kansas. About two years ago he decided a change of climate would help and went to Arizona. He got much better and last summer came and visited his mother, brothers and sisters and his wife's people near Clinton, renewing old friendships. He returned to Arizona but was never as well again. He was born northwest of Clinton November 30, 1895. He was one of the first Henry county men to enter in the service of his country in the World War, leaving with Company F, which later became a part of the 35th division that saw hard service in France and participated in the Battle of the Argonne Forest. He had a happy nature, and was held in the highest esteem by all who knew him. He returned to his home after the war and September 21, 1920, was united in marriage with Miss Adelaide Moore, who survives him. She had been his beloved companion thru all these years of illness, cheering and comforting him. He also leaves his mother, Mrs. J. L. White, northwest of Clinton, and the following brothers and sisters: Ernest White, Goodwill, Okla., Mrs. W. T. Dehn, Mrs. Glen Williams and Mrs. Cecille White, near Clinton; Mrs. Russell Harvey, Clinton; Evelyn, Winifred, Lindsay and Robert White, at home with their mother. The body will arrive on the Frisco train Friday morning. - Funeral service of late Given White was held Sunday afternoon in the Presbyterian church to the largest assemblage of relatives and friends ever gathered in this church to pay their love and respect to one who had "Fought the fight and finished the course," not only in the World War, but the battle to regain life and strength to be with loved ones here. Battery E was conveyed to the graveside service in the huge army trucks where the ceremony was solemn and impressive, with a short prayer after the flag draped casket was lowered to its last resting place. Members of Battery E, with three gun sections, were in the funeral cortege, the men in full uniform. At the graveside, the Battery bugler sounded taps, and the military salute to the dead of three guns was fired. The following were pall bearers and were veterans of Co. F., 2nd Missouri Infantry, which he joined and went to battle for his country: Fred Marsh, Bryan Briggs, Sam Briggs, Robert Branstetter, Gray Lawler, of Clinton, and Arthur Durbin, Windsor.

WHITE, Joseph Lee
1870-1920
Fields Creek Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Joseph Lee White died at his country home 7 miles northwest of Clinton, Thursday morning of last week at 9 o'clock. Ten days before he was stricken with acute appendicitis, and two days later his condition became so serious an operation was necessary at night by a Kansas City specialist. Serious complications set up and it was known soon after there was no chance to save his life. His physicians, nurses and loved ones made a hard, brave fight to do it, as not a thing was left untried. He knew his conditions and knew that he was going to die. He was ready to answer the final call, his only regret was that he had to leave his beloved companion to fight the battles of life along with their children. He was the youngest son of the late Joseph White and wife, and he was born on the old home farm, where his son, Given, now owns and resides. He was born May 1, 1870, and was educated at the home school, and about 27 years ago he married Miss Mary Ford, who survives him with their ten children as follows: Given, who lives near home; Mrs. Will Dehn, just west of Clinton; Ernest, who has been in Canada, but who was summoned home on account of his father's fatal illness; Marian, Ruby Lee, Robert Barr, Ethel Clare, Anna Evelyn, Lindsey, and Baby Winifred, who is just 22 months old. He also leaves one grandchild. He leaves just one sister, Mrs. Albert Allen; and two brothers, John R. White, Rock Island, Texas, who was unable to come because he was bedfast with malarial fever; Oliver White, of Joliet, Ill., who came and helped care for him, all through the last illness. Mr. White was a man of happy disposition, his happy smile cheering everyone with whom he came in contact. He loved his family, and provided the best of everything for them, taking a great pride in his home. He was interested in the upbuilding of his community, being ready and willing to help with everything for the public welfare. He had served on the school board for years also had been justice of the peace, and at the time of his death was township collector. On the wife and the fatherless children, the blow of his sudden going away falls the hardest. The lonely days that will follow will be hard for them and only the Great Comforter can heal their wounded hearts, for they know their loved one is with Jesus, for he believed in the Christ. As they think of those last pain tortured hours on earth, they know that he will not have to bear any more. But even this will not take the lonely heart aches from them. Their neighbors and friends will do everything possible to help them bear their sorrow and they will so live that they can meet him in Heaven in happy family reunion. The funeral services were conducted at the Fields Creek church, after which his body was laid in the White family lot in the cemetery nearby.

WHITE, Joseph Lee "Joe"
1945-2010
Englewood Cemetery (W), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jun 28 2010 - Joseph Lee "Joe" White of Clinton died at the Christian Health Care-West, Springfield, on Thursday, May 27, 2010. He was born in Clinton on April 22, 1945, the son of Lindsey F. & Lucy Amanda (Straw) White. Joe was a farmer. He served in the US Navy from 1967 to 1973. Joe is survived by his three daughters, Nancy Simpson of Nixa, Sarah White of Lebanon and Pamela Shelby of Detroit, Michigan; two sisters, Linda Persichetti of Anchorage, Alaska, and Beth White of Ft. Worth, Texas, and four grandchildren, Stone Simpson, Harper Jane Simpson, Lacy Mae Shelby and Marshall Winkler. Funeral services were held at Vansant-Mills Chapel on Monday, June 7. Interment was in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

WHITE, Justin Cole
1993-2011
Urich Cemetery, Bogard Twp, Henry Co, MO
Justin Cole White of Garden City, Missouri was born September 23, 1993 in Overland Park, Kansas the son of James Michael and Vicki Lynn (Hepper) White. He departed this life on Thursday, December 8, 2011 at his home near Garden City at the age of 18 years, 2 months and 15 days. Justin spent most of his young life in the Sherwood community. He attended Sherwood Cass RVII School since early elementary. He was active in the athletics program where he played on the football team and cheered his friends on in many of the other sport activities at Sherwood. He loved spending time with his family and friends. Justin was a devoted son, a protective big brother and a loyal friend. He was the kind of young man whose smile was sincere and warm, his words were direct and to the point, but never mean spirited, and his faith in Jesus Christ was absolute. Justin is survived by his parents, James M. and Vicki White; his brother, T.J. White all of the home; his paternal grandfather, John White, Urich, Missouri; maternal grandfather, Alvin Hepper, Bismarck, North Dakota; maternal grandmother and step-grandfather, Donna McGee and husband, Gary, Selby, South Dakota; maternal great-grandmother, Louise Lemburg, Selby, South Dakota; other relatives and a host of friends. Funeral Services will be held Tuesday, December 13, 2011 at the Heart of Life Church, Garden City, Missouri with burial in the Urich Cemetery, Urich, Missouri.

WHITE, Katharine Frances
d: 1848
Warsaw City Cemetery, Warsaw, Benton Co, MO
Saturday Morning Visitor, Warsaw, Benton Co, MO, Oct 7 1848 - Died in this place early on Saturday morning last, 30th ult., Katharine Frances, infant daughter of H. H. and M. J. White.

WHITE, Kathleen KELLY
1906-2001
Riverside Cemetery, Warsaw, Benton Co, MO
Clinton Daily Democrat, May 3 2001 - Funeral services for Kathleen Kelly White, retired senior publisher of the Clinton Daily Democrat, will be on Friday, May 4, at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Clinton. Burial will be at Riverside Cemetery, Warsaw, Mrs. White died on April 30, 2001, at Westwood Nursing Home, Clinton. Kathleen Kelly was born October 14, 1906, in Kansas City, Kansas, to John Joseph and Ella Marie (Ritteau) Kelly. An honors graduate of William Jewell College, Class of 1927, where she met and married Mahlon Neill White. She and Mr. White lived in Warsaw from 1927 to 1952 where they were editors and publishers of the Benton County Enterprise. While in Warsaw, she was instrumental in raising funds to build the Warsaw Community Building, the first public library and St. Ann's Mission Church. She was active in the McCormick Book Club and Democratic politics. After moving to Clinton in 1952, she maintained ties to Warsaw and was a charter member of the Benton County Historical Society, assisted in establishing the Benton County Museum and worked to prevent the dismantling of the last swinging bridge in Warsaw. While in Clinton, Mrs. White was business manager for the family-owned Clinton Daily Democrat for 38 years. Mr. White died in 1980 and Mrs. White retired as senior publisher of the newspaper in 1990 and later moved back to Warsaw. While in Clinton, she was involved in the Henry County Historical Society, AAUW, BPW, Clinton Duplicate Bridge Club, 20th Century Club and Holy Rosary Catholic Church. She served as a 4th District delegate to the 1961 Democrat convention in Los Angeles. She was the co-author of the three-volume Benton County History, and wrote other historical books. She assisted in the reprinting of numerous Missouri 1880s county histories at the time of the Bicentennial while owner of The Printery in Clinton. Mrs. White is survived by one son, Mahlon Kelly "Jab" White, Warsaw, and three daughters, Kathleen Neill White Miles, Clinton, Jane White Brown, Kansas City, and Lydia White, Warsaw. Also surviving are nine grandchildren: John Kelly White, Elizabeth City, North Carolina, Julie White Lorenz, Overland Park, Kansas, Amy White Tremain, Smithville, James M. White, Lenexa, Kansas, Ellen Miles-Taylor, Lawrence, Kansas, Janie Miles-Smith, Kansas City, and Daniel B. Miles, Mahlon W. Miles and Frank W. Miles, all of Clinton, plus respective spouses. Sixteen great-grandchildren also survive.

WHITE, Lindsey Franklin
1917-2007
Englewood Cemetery (W), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, May 14 2007 - Lindsey F. White was born in Henry County on April 26, 1917. He died Sunday, April 15, 2007, at Golden Valley Hospital, Clinton. Lindsey followed a family tradition and lived and worked on the White Farm until 1948 when he bought property on Highway 7 and moved his family there. Lindsey was an avid hunter. He especially loved to hunt duck and geese. Over the years, he developed the bottoms to be a prime hunting site. True to appreciation of nature and wildlife he set aside a portion of the site to be a rest and feeding retreat for the migrating birds. Lindsey was always accompanied by his best friend, a black lab dog. They were a familiar sight as they drove the countryside. Hunters loved to stop by and swap tales of hunting, fishing and dogs. Lindsey had a great mechanical mind and designed many different things, including a large pump to transfer water from the creek to the duck lakes. He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, James "Jim" White; the mother of his children, Lucy S. White, and his siblings, Given, Emily, Ernest, Marian, Ruby, Robert, Nanny, Ethel, Evelyn and Winifred. He is survived by three children, Joseph L. White of Clinton, Linda Perischette of Anchorage, Alaska, and Beth White of Ft. Worth, Texas; three grandchildren, Nancy Simpson, Sarah White and Pamela Shelby, and three great-grandchildren, Stone Simpson, Harper Jane Simpson and Lucy Mae Shelby. Graveside services were held at Englewood Cemetery, Clinton, on Wednesday, April 18.

WHITE, Loleta Christina CLANIN
1915-2005
Lone Jack Cemetery, Lone Jack, Jackson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jul 22 2005 - Loleta Christina White, 89, Lone Jack, died Wednesday, July 20, 2005, at Holden Manor Care Center. She was born August 9, 1915, in Temple, Oklahoma, the daughter of Manford Clanin and Nora Weber Clanin. On December 3, 1939, she married Herschel C. White in Clinton. He preceded her in death January 20, 1966. They operated several businesses, including a restaurant in Springfield, Grahams Lake now known as Lake Paradise. She worked for Corn's Grocery in Oak Grove and George's Milgrams Grocery in Lee's Summit. In August 1964 she and her husband purchased Tiny's Dairy Inn in Lone Jack which she operated for 12 years. Mrs. White retired in 1976, but kept active in Lioness Club, Civic Club and the Lone Jack Baptist Church. Survivors include a daughter Marilyn R. Terry and husband Mike, Holden; a son Robert L. White and wife Lana, Lee's Summit; seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; three sisters, Thyra Clutter, ElDorado Springs, Coleca Walker, Raytown, and Mildred Roberts, Kansas City. Mrs. White was also preceded in death by a daughter, Deloris N. Dillinger, June 21, 2002; son-in-law Art Dillinger, and three sisters, Vera Bourland, Elora Isom and Pauline Bourland. Funeral services will be held at Saturday, July 23, at Lone Jack Baptist Church, Lone Jack. Burial will follow in the Lone Jack Cemetery.

WHITE, Lydia A.
1943-2005
Riverside Cemetery, Warsaw, Benton Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Mar 28 2005 - Lydia A. White was born December 27, 1943 in Sedalia, the daughter of Mahlon Neill and Kathleen Kelly White, and died Friday, March 18, 2005, at her home in Warsaw. She graduated from Clinton High School in 1961 and the University of Missouri in 1967. Her college degrees included Bachelor of Arts in Spanish, Bachelor of Science in Education and Master of Science in Education. In 1967 she moved to Muncie, Indiana, and worked at Ball state University and in 1970 to Corvallis, Oregon, where she worked at Oregon State University. In 1974, Lydia moved to Warsaw and became an antique dealer. She was a member of Business and Professional Women's Club, Warsaw Area Chamber of Commerce, Mid-Missouri Antique Dealers Association, American Contract Bridge League and the Thomas Hart Benton Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Survivors include her sisters, Kathleen White Miles, Clinton, and Jane White Brown, Kansas City; nephews, Daniel B. Miles II and his spouse Katherine M. Miles, Mahlon White Miles and Frank Weir Miles III, Clinton, James Mahlon White, Warsaw, John K. White, Farmington; nieces, Ellen Miles-Taylor, Lawrence, Kansas, Jane Miles-Smith, Kansas City, Julie White Lorenz, Lenexa, Kansas, and Amy White Tremain, Smithville. She was preceded in death by her brother, Mahlon K. "Jab" White on December 8, 2004. Graveside services under the direction of Reser Funeral Home, were held Wednesday, March 23, at Riverside Cemetery, Warsaw. She loved her family and friends, her dogs, good literature and the town of Warsaw.

WHITE, Mahlon K. "Jab"
1935-2004
Riverside Cemetery, Warsaw, Benton Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Dec 9 2004 - Mahlon K. "Jab" White, 69, publisher of the Benton County Enterprise in Warsaw, died Tuesday, December 7, at his home. He was a fourth generation publisher of the weekly newspaper. The Enterprise was founded by his great-grandfather Thomas Benton White, an Ohio Civil War veteran in 1879. He was born in Liberty, Missouri, on February 11, 1935, the son of Mahlon Neill and Kathleen Kelly White. He graduated from Warsaw High School and attended Drury College and the University of Missouri-Columbia. He was a member of the Kappa Alpha Order. He later served in the United States Army and became publisher of The Enterprise in 1962. He was known for his column "Jab's Gab", which was often quoted in other publications, including Forbes Magazine. White served as a mayor of Warsaw from 1986 to 2000. He also was a member of the Warsaw school board and was a director of the Benton County Community Foundation. He is survived by four children, John Kelly White of Farmington, Missouri, Julie Lydia Lorenz of Lenexa, Kansas, Amy Anne Tremain of Smithville, Missouri, and James Mahlon white of Warsaw. Other survivors include six grandchildren and three sisters, Kathleen White Miles of Clinton, Missouri, Jane White Brown of Kansas City and Lydia A. White of Warsaw. Funeral services will be Saturday at the Reser Funeral Home in Warsaw, with burial in Riverside Cemetery there.

WHITE, Martha S. CARNINE
1932-2015
Martha S. Carnine White, age 82 of Urich, MO, died at Crown Care Center, Harrisonville, MO, on Thursday, March 12, 2015. Martha was born on August 14, 1932 to Charles Carnine and Mary Viola Wilcox Carnine in Emporia, KS. Her last place of residence was Urich, MO. Survivors include her children, Mike Fink (Myrna) of Strathmore, Canada, Pat Fink (Barb) of Carthage, MO, Pixie Fricke of Neosho, MO, Jane Kleinfelt of San Jose', CA, and Billy Fink; ten grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren; one brother, Lloyd Carnine of Harrisonville, MO; and several nieces. Preceding her in death were her parents; husband, Al White; two brothers, Edwin and Charles Carnine; two sons-in-law, Carl Fricke and James Kleinfelt; and a special 4-legged companion, Gunner. A private family memorial service will be held at a later date.

WHITE, Mary Ann FORD
1878-1957
Fields Creek Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
The Clinton Eye, Clinton MO, Thursday, Nov 14 1957 - Last rites for Mrs. Mary Ann White, 79, who died from a heart attack Nov. 10 at Clinton General Hospital after only a short illness, were conducted Nov. 12, at the Clinton Presbyterian Church. Pallbearers were sons-in-law, W. P. Dehn, Denver Gilbert, Glenn Williams, Russell Harvey, Charles Setzer and Cecil White. Interment was in the family plot at Fields Creek Cemetery under the direction of Consalus Funeral Home. Mary Ann Ford, the daughter of Benjamin Jasper and Emily Dunham Ford, was born Feb. 17, 1878, near Maurine, Mo., where she grew to young womanhood. In December of 1894 she married Joe Lee White who preceded her in death on Oct. 8, 1920. A lifelong Henry Countian, Mrs. White and her husband settled in the home which had remained her residence through the years. Eleven children blessed this union, two of who had preceded her in death, Joseph Given in April, 1929 and Nancy Mae in infancy. Mrs. White is remembered as happiest when busy with her home and her children in whom she held the deepest interest. So great was her love for children that she also took into her home to rear two grandchildren, J.L. White and Waketa, now Mrs. Harold Law, upon the death of their mother. Her grandchildren and great-grandchildren were a special delight. Her friends were also held in high regard and many were recipients of lovely handwork in which she was busily engaged in her spare time. Civic minded and interested in the good of the community, she was active in such affairs, having served on the school board for many years. Eager to serve her fellowman, she was ever ready to assist in sickness and death, and it was with pride that she often recalled the many times she ably assisted at the birth of babies. Congenial, thoughtful and kind warm hospitality always reigned in her home where friends were so welcome. Early in life she united with the old Fields Creek Cumberland Presbyterian Church of which she remained a faithful member. Survivors are six daughters, Mrs. W. P. (Emily) Dehn, Mrs. Glenn (Marian) Williams, Mrs. Cecil (Ethel) White, Mrs. Denver (Evelyn) Gilbert, Clinton, Mrs. Russell (Ruby) Harvey, Independence and Mrs. Charles (Winifred) Setzer, Kansas City, Mo.; three sons, Ernest F., Robert and Lindsay, Clinton; 23 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Beulah Barker, Junction City, Ore.; a brother, Frank Ford, Clinton; a number of other relatives and many friends.

WHITE, Mary Beatrice AVERY
1916-2007
Antioch Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Nov 29 2007 - Mary Beatrice White was born on March 17, 1916, in Clinton, the daughter of Forrest and Bessie Avery. She departed thislife on November 2, 2207, in Clinton, at the age of 91 years. She was married to Estel E. White in February 1939. She was a homemaker and did day work in many homes in Clinton. Later she worked alongside her husband as a bookkeeper in their business, White's Repair Shop. She was a faithful member of the Second Baptist Church and served faithfully in the choir and Dorcas Mission Circle. She was also a mother of the church. In the Clinton community, she served many years as an election ward valunteer. She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star, Twinkling Star Chapter #89. Mary was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Estel, as well as five brothers and one sisters. She leaves to mourn her passing one daughter, Wanda L. Wiggins, Clinton; one son, Estel White Jr. and wife Margaret, Bethesda, Maryland; daughter, Marcia E. Love and husband David, Blue Springs; one sister, Viva Wilson, Clinton; five grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and a host of relatives and friends. Funeral services were held at Vansant-Mills Chapel on Friday, November 9. Interment was in Antioch Cemetery, Clinton.

WHITE, Mary E. THOMPSON
1837-1910
Bear Creek Cemetery, Bear Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Jan 1910 - Died January 19, 1910, Mrs. Mary White who lived with her son Walter west of LaDue, with cancer of the breast. She was 74 and came to this county with her father William Thompson and wife, when a child and when she was 19 she married Eli White. Four children - Mrs. Lillie Gill of Vista; Walter White south of LaDue; Frank White of Clinton and Mrs. Nellie Barnes in Montana.

WHITE, Mary Louise "Mollie" SISSON
1858-1936
Bear Creek Cemetery, Bear Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Mrs. Walter White passed away Wednesday, October 28, at her home in LaDue. For many years she had suffered with heart trouble but since June 1 had been bedfast and had gradually grown worse until the end came. Mary Louise White, daughter of the late James C. and Hester Sisson, of Virginia, was born July 6, 1858, in Johnson County. In June 1859 her parents moved to Henry County and bought the Nick Erhart farm in Bear Creek township. Although her name was Mary Louise, she was known to everyone as Miss Mollie. She was a devoted member of the Bear Creek church, having become a member at the age of eleven. At the time of her death she was the oldest remaining member. February 21, 1916, she was united in marriage with Walter White. Their first five years of married life were spent on a farm three miles south of LaDue and the remaining 14 years in LaDue. "Miss Mollie" was a great home maker and her home was radiant with love and cheer. She was also an excellent cook. Her home was open to everyone, especially the preachers who always found time to drop by for a chat on each of their visits to that district. She loved flowers and one would find little flower beds scattered all around the yard and garden. She leaves to mourn her passing, besides her beloved husband, one sister, Mrs. Hebe Shomaker, Clinton; and one brother. B. W. Sisson, Windsor; also a stepson, Howard White, Deepwater, all of whom were there; many nieces, nephews and friends. The funeral was held Friday at the Bear Creek church. Burial was at the cemetery nearby in a bronze mausoleum. Among out-of-town relatives present for the funeral included: Mrs. Paul Holly, St. Charles, Mo.; Mrs. Grace Davis, Nevada; Mrs. Jessie Moore, Kansas City, Kans.; Mr. and Mrs. Charley Wall, Leeton.

WHITE, Mildred A. NASH
1931-2004
Antioch Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, May 10 2004 - Mildred A. White (Tencie) went to join our Heavenly Father Tuesday, April 27, 2004, at the age of 72 years. She was born June 6, 1931, in Clinton, the daughter of Wayne Jackson White and Flossie Nash. Mildred was a member of the Second Baptist Church, Clinton. She was preceded in death by two sisters, Jean Ina May and Virginia. She leaves those to remember, reflect and rejoice in her life five children; four sons, Kenneth White of Kansas City, Larry White and wife Rita, Richard White and wife Leighnae, all of Clinton, James White of Arkansas and one daughter, Donna White, Kansas City; one brother, Carl Nash and wife Virginia, Clinton; 11 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews and a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held at Vansant-Mills Chapel Saturday, May 1. Burial was in Antioch Cemetery, Clinton.

WHITE, Norman Adrian
1921-2016
Laurel Oak Cemetery (W), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Norman Adrian White, 95, of Windsor, Missouri died Monday morning, August 29, 2016, at Windsor Healthcare & Rehabilitation, Windsor. He was born July 8, 1921, rural Springfield, Mo., the son of Harry Lee White and Mary Magdalene (Endley) White. On February 11, 1946, in Springfield, Mo., he married Verna Ruth Green and she preceded him in death on July 8, 1995. Norman earned his 8th grade education along with his 3 brothers, Delbert, Howard and Raymond. He served in the United States Army during World War II, serving in Germany and France where he was a medic. He was awarded 2 Bronze Stars and the Good Conduct medal while in the service. In 1949, he and Verna Ruth moved to Windsor to a farm they rented south of town, and in 1955 they purchased a farm and he lived there until moving to Windsor in 2014. He worked at the former Windsor International Shoe Factory and then later at the Farmer’s Cooperative for many years, retiring in 1985. He also had dairy cattle for several years, milking them before going to and coming home from work. He was a long time member of Harmony Baptist Church, rural Windsor where he served in many areas, including being a deacon. After moving to Windsor, he joined Calvary Baptist Church. Survivors include 2 children, Gary N. White, Derby, Kansas, and Edith L. Weno, and husband John, Windsor, Mo. Norman was blessed with 3 grandchildren, Regina Barger and husband Keith, Derby, Kansas; Mindy Having and husband Matthew, Billings, Mo., and Micah Weno and wife Loree, Blue Springs, Mo. He was further blessed by 8 great-grandchildren, Amelia and Violet Barger, Brylee, Atalee and Ranger Having, Tristen Harrison, Avery and Henry Weno, along with numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, a daughter-in-law, Marilyn White, and 3 brothers, Delbert White, John Howard White and Raymond White. Funeral services will beFriday, September 2, 2016, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial will be in the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

WHITE, Orsina
1857-1939
Maplewood & Brownington Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Sep 1939 - Orriana White died at 6:00 a.m. September 8, 1939, at his home in Brownington, where he had been in failing health since July 1938. He had been tenderly cared for by his niece and housekeeper, Mrs. Mamie Shorthose, and friends until claimed by death at the dawn of a new day. Mr. White was born April 7, 1857, in Indiana, his father being a civil War veteran, and at the age of nine he came with his parents to Missouri where they rented a farm in Grand river bottom near Clinton. They later moved to Lewis Station, and when 12 years old Orriana entered the mining occupation, which he has followed most of his life. Always ready to help others bear their burdens, Mrs. White was unselfish, kind and ever trusting in god as his helper and Saviour, and will be sadly missed by his only survivors, his nieces, Mrs. Shorthose of the home, and Mrs. Orval Mayfield of Deepwater. Funeral services were conducted at the White home Saturday, Sept. 9, with burial in Maplewood Cemetery.

WHITE, Pauline Jane CHASTAIN
1864-1923
Tebo Church Cemetery, Leesville Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Mrs. Pauline Jane White, daughter of Jerry and Tabitha Chastain, was born April the 1st, 1864, in Henry county, Mo., near Leesville, where she grew up to young womanhood. On October 31st, 1883, she was married to Frank L. White, with whom she lived in peace and happiness. To this union five children were born - four boys and one girl. Three having died, only two are left. The children: Jerry, deceased; Wm. E., of Iola, Kansas; A. A., of Chico, California; O. O. died in infancy and Dollie, the youngest, was about 18 years old when she died, loved and cherished by all who knew her. The mother went to the grave in sorrow for her only daughter, whom she loved so well. In early life she professed a living hope, Jesus her Saviour, and united with the Baptist church at Tebo, of which relation she maintained true to the end; faithful to attend its services, ever at her place when able to attend, and often when she was not able. The last few years she was badly afflicted, and yet amidst it all she was cheerful and busy about much, serving her household, working willingly with her hands, a true and affectionate wife and mother, a dutiful and obedient child to her parents, a kind and good neighbor. Her burdens and cares are all over now. We will say: Well done; thou hast entered into the joys of thy Lord, and the rest that remains for the people of God, with the many loved ones gone before. When friends thought she was dying, she clapped her hands and praised God she had a home in Heaven. Said she was ready to go home. She died July 4th, at 2 a.m. She leaves a husband, two brothers; J. B. Chastain, of Coal; Daniel, of Rockville; two sisters, Mary Delozier, of Leesville, and Mattie Carter, of Windsor; also several grandchildren and a host of relatives and friends who will greatly miss her at the Tebo church. Her funeral was preached by Rev. Wm. Briggs, a life long friend, from the words of David - "Thou wilt show me" (Psalms 16:11), after which the body was laid to rest in the cemetery nearby.

WHITE, Ruth CROSS
1891-1973
Englewood Cemetery (W), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
The Clinton Daily Democrat, Friday, Feb 2 1973 - Ruth White, The daughter of Richard J. and Sarah M. Cross, was born In Benton County, Mo. December 31, 1891, and died at her home on January 29, 1973. She was married to Torrance Harvey White on February 19, 1908. To this union eight children were born, six of whom survive: Seth, Kansas City, Kansas; Richard, Butler; Eugene, Clinton; R. C., Jefferson City; Naomi Langdon, Albuquerque, New Mexico; Neola Foster, Lee's Summit; also a loving and devoted grand-daughter, Barbara, who was raised from birth by Mr. and Mrs. White and who lovingly lived with her until her passing. She also leaves 18 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren; one brother, Richard J. Cross, Osceola; two sisters, Katie Wright and Edith Johnson, Lowry City and many other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband on November 7, 1962, and two sons, Ervin, on June 18, 1971, and Herschel on January 20, 1966. In early womanhood, she professed her faith in Christ and joined the Shady Grove Baptist Church In St. Clair County, and In later years transferred her membership to the Northeast Baptist Church in Clinton. Funeral Services were held Wednesday, January 31 at Sickman-Dunning Funeral Home with burial In Englewood Cemetery.

WHITE, Sandy M. BRISCOE
1941-2005
Urich Cemetery, Bogard Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Dec 5 2005 - Sandy M. White, 64, died Friday, December 2, 2005. Funeral services will be Tuesday, December 6, at Consalus-Urich Funeral Home with burial in Urich Cemetery. She was born January 22, 1941, in Missouri, daughter of Frank Briscoe and Ruby Sheckles Briscoe. She was married to John E. White Sr. She was a member of the National Barrel Horse Association. Preceding her in death were her parents. Survivors include her husband John; two sons, John White Jr. and James M. White.

WHITE, Sarah Ann "Sallie" ADKINS ABNEY
1849-1923
Englewood Cemetery (W), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Death Of A Good Mother - In the noontide came life's eclipse, when a widow, leaving seven children, was called from this earth to dwell in the Heavenly Land. On December 12th the angel chariot swung low to carry the spirit of this beloved mother Home. Sarah A. Adkins was born February 1st, 1849, in Warren county, Mo. She moved to this county with her parents when eight years old. At the age of 22, she was married to John J. Abney, on December 22, 1871, and to them were born six children - Allan Lee, of South Greenfield, Mo.; Mrs. Rhoda Dukes, of Deepwater; Wm. N., near Clinton; Pearl, of Lamar, Colorado; Frank W. of Alva, Oklahoma, and Mrs. Stella E. Pogue, of Deepwater. Mr. Abney preceded her in death October 14th, 1886. In 1889 she was married to Dee White, and one son, Claud H. White, of Deepwater, was born of this marriage. There are also 12 grandchildren. Deceased's home was in Deepwater, and she had been in failing health for about three years. She was a good Christian woman, having joined the Christian church at the age of 19 years. She was loved by a wide circle of friends, who sadly miss her and deeply sympathize with the children in this time of deep sorrow. Funeral services were conducted at the Christian church in Deepwater, December 14th, and the remains were laid to rest in Englewood cemetery.

WHITE, Torrance Harvey
1887-1962
Englewood Cemetery (W), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Eye - Funeral Services For Torrance Harvey White, 75, of the Bethlehem vicinity, a retired farmer who died Nov. 7, were conducted Friday, Nov. 9, at Sickman and Dunning Funeral Home. Interment was in Englewood cemetery. Torrance Harvey White was born Aug 29, 1887, in Marion county, Arkansas, the son of John D. and Orlena Mcbee White. When about nine years of age he moved with his parents to Iconium where he spent his childhood. On Feb 19, 1908 he married Ruth Cross, to which union eight children were born. When 25 years of age he professed his faith in Christ and united with the concord Baptist church, east of Lowry city, where for more than 30 years he was a deacon. The family had lived near Montrose for a number of years and had lived the past 13 years in their present home. Mr. White was a devoted husband and father and a kind, thoughtful friend and neighbor. He was a faithful Christian and was well read and well versed in the bible. Besides his wife he leaves the eight children Seth E. and Kenneth Eugene, Clinton; Richard B., Butler; Torrance Ervin, Grandview; Herschel C. Lone Jack; Raymond C., Jefferson City; Mrs. Naomi Smith, Albuquerque, N.M.; Mrs. Neola Foster, Lee's Summit; 17 grandchildren, on of whom Barbara Ann White, was taken into the home after the death of her mother and reared as an own child; a sister, Mrs. Sarah Quigley, Kansas City, Kansas, many other relatives and friends. His parents, two sisters and two brothers preceded him in death. Celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on February 23, 1958.

WHITE, Vera Mae
1919-2008
Memorial Park Cemetery, Sedalia, Pettis Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 17 2008 - Vera Mae White, 88, of Jefferson City, formerly of Sedalia, died Wednesday, April 16, 2008, at Heisinger Bluffs Senior Home in Jefferson City. She was born July 19, 1919, on the family farm in Davis Township, Henry County, seven miles southwest of Clinton, MO, the second daughter of Joseph B. and Anna E. Marolf White. Miss White attended the Ladue and Elm Branch rural schools, graduated from Clinton High School in 1937, and then enrolled in secretarial training at Sedalia Central Business College. After working in Sedalia, she accepted a U.S. Civil Service clerk stenographer appointment at the Office of Emergency Management, Washington, DC, just four months before the bombing of Pearl Harbor. She worked 32 years in Federal Civil Service medical, health and education fields, and the last 7 years before her retirement as Grants Technical Assistant in Research Grants Administration of the U.S. Public Health Service at the National Institute of Arthritis and Metabolic Diseases, a part of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. After her retirement in 1973, she returned to Sedalia. An active member of Wesley United Methodist Church, she was also active in the Wesley Fellowship Class and a leader in United Methodist Women. She served four years as a circle president and was instrumental in starting the church’s “Sewing Club” to make items for the nursing homes. She also served on several committees and the administrative board of the church. In community organizations she was a member of Helen G. Steele Music Club, Church Women United, National Association of Retired federal Employees Chapter 605, and the American Association of Retired Persons Chapter 660 until she moved to an assisted living facility in 2000. Surviving are a sister, Mary Burford, of Jefferson City; a nephew and his wife, Dale and Sara Burford, of Arvada, CO; a niece and her husband, Janet and Mitch Hofstetter, of Jefferson City; one great niece, one great nephew, and one first cousin. Funeral services will be Friday, April 18, 2008, at McLaughlin Funeral Chapel, Sedalia. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.

WHITE, Walter William
1857-1939
Bear Creek Cemetery, Bear Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
The Clinton Eye, Clinton MO, Thursday, Jul 13 1939 - (By LaDue Correspondent) - Walter White died about 5:30 a.m. July 9, 1939, at his home south of LaDue as a result of a growth in his throat, which broke, carrying poison throughout his body. He had suffered some time with this ailment, and Friday before his death was taken to Montrose, where he consulted a physician, who was called to his home again Saturday. God released him from the suffering, which his son, Howard, and wife had eased as much as humanly possible. Walter White was born south of LaDue, January 17, 1857, on the same farm where he died. It is an unusual record for one who has reached the age of 82 to die on the same farm where he was born. Here he grew to manhood and in 1882 married Miss Carrie Prouse. To this union were born three sons, of whom Howard, who lives on the homeplace, survives. Mrs. White died in 1915 and in 1917 he married Miss Mary (Mollie) Sisson. They lived on the farm for a time then moved to LaDue, where they resided until Mrs. White's death in 1935, when he went to make his home with his son, Howard, and family, who gave him every care and devotion in his declining years. His was a jovial disposition and many were the friendly jokes played upon him which he enjoyed as much as he did his friends. He was a member of the Bear Creek Methodist Church and was for many years its treasurer. He always ardently supported every good cause that came to his attention. He enjoyed visiting the sick whenever possible and was a wonderful neighbor and friend. He leaves besides his son, Howard, a sister, Mrs. Nellie Barnes, of Montana and one grandchild, Miss Wanda White. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday at Bear Creek. Burial was in beautiful Bear Creek Cemetery, Wilkinson Funeral Service in charge. Among relatives from out of town who attended the funeral were: Mr. and Mrs. W.B. Gage, Urich; Mr. and Mrs. Ben Smith and Mrs. Floyd Hill, Kansas City; Mr. and Mrs. Paul Holly, Columbia; Mrs. Lloyd Davis and son, Billy Bob White, Nevada; Mrs. Daisy White, Clinton.

WHITE, Wanda Louise SPENCER
1924-2004
Leavenworth National Cemetery, Leavenworth, Leavenworth Co, KS
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Mar 22 2004 - Wanda Louise White was born September 9, 1924, in Kansas City, daughter of Raymond and Hazel Motsinger Spencer. She died March 1, 2004, at Golden Valley Hospital. She had worked at Menorah Medical Center. She married Robert Leighton White and he preceded her in death. Her parents also preceded her. Survivors include five daughters, Sandra K. Linton and husband, Paul, Cerritos, California, Bobbie L. Scribner and husband Lee, Clinton, Christy Weimer and husband Dan, Pleasant Hill, Connie White, Kansas City, Lana Inmen, Ruskin Heights; one brother Raymond Spencer, Jr., Cameron; 14 grandchildren, 36 great-grandchildren and 17 great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held March 4 at Consalus-Bradley Chapel, Clinton. Burial was in Leavenworth National Cemetery, Leavenworth, Kansas.

WHITE, William Alvin
1895-1920
Bear Creek Cemetery, Bear Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
The Clinton Eye, Clinton MO, Friday, Jul 16 1920 - William White, who lived 5 miles southwest of Clinton on the home farm, was killed by lightning at 4 p.m. Monday. He and James Comer had been plowing corn and when the wind and rain come up, they sought shelter beneath the high hedge, lying flat, near the house of Dave Massey. There was a severe bolt which numbed Mr. Comer, blistering the back of his neck, and startled the horses. There wee 8 rows of corn between he and Mr. White, but he could see that Mr. White's horses were apparently loose, so he got up and found the lightning had ended his life. As there was nothing to tie the horses to, he had to leave Mr. White's lifeless body to seek help. He went to Massey's first, but he was not at home, so he had to go farther. The whole community was shocked when this terrible news came over the wires announcing the death of this splendid young husband and father. Deceased was 25 years old in June and Henry county had been his home all of his life with the exception of the time he served in the army from June 1918 to February 1919. After his return home in February 1919, he married his sweetheart, Miss Grace Maddox. Much happiness have come to them, including a fine baby son, Billy, who is six months old. To her and the little fatherless son, our hearts go out. Life will never be quite the same to the little lad. The mother's guidance and love will smooth his pathway, but he will throughout his life miss the comradeship of the best pal a boy ever had - a good father, who can tell the little chap the things he wishes to know. He also leaves his father, Frank White, of Clinton; his stepmother, one brother, Joe, who lives near LaDue, and four sisters - Miss Alpha White at Greeley CO, Mrs. Paul Holly, LaDue; Mrs. Ewing Johnson, Eldorado KS; and Miss Lucille White, at home in Clinton. Deceased was a member of the M.E. church, South, in Clinton. He was an excellent young farmer and stockman interested in his work and when the final call came he was still busy. May the Comforter come to his loved ones. The funeral services were conducted at his late home, Thursday morning, after which his body was laid in Bear Creek cemetery.

WHITE, Zada Estelle HILLYARD
1935-2003
Sunset Hill Cemetery, Warrensburg, Johnson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, May 14 2003 - Zada Estelle White, 67, Clinton, formerly of Warrensburg, died Monday, May 12, 2003, at Clinton Health Care and Rehabilitation Center. She was born July 9, 1935, the daughter of William C. Hillyard and Mamie M. Carlisle Hillyard. She graduated from the Fulton School for the Deaf and had been a member of the Assembly of God Church in Warrensburg. On June 30, 1963, in Bernie, Missouri, she married Don J. white, who died April 25, 1993. Survivors include a daughter, Donna Mack, Liberty; three sons, William S. White, Liberty, F. Sebring White, Clinton, and James J. White, Leavenworth, Kansas; three sisters, Virginia Jorner, Dover, Tennessee, Marlin Durham and Carolyn Robinson, both of Bernie; three grandchildren. Memorial services will be Saturday, May 17, at Sunset Hill Cemetery in Warrensburg.

WHITE, Zilpha Herodias "Rhoda" ADKINS
1868-1910
Adkins Cemetery, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Jun 11 1910 - At 10:45 a.m. Monday, the spirit of Mrs. Frank L. White was taken to the heavenly home. Her sufferings had been intense. Last July she became troubled with severe headaches that developed into a brain tumor. Last January, a specialist from Kansas City performed an operation but the growth returned and for the past nine weeks she has patiently been awaiting the final summons. She was Miss Rhoda Adkins, born on the G. H. Adkins farm six miles southwest of Clinton in 1868. She married Frank White in March 1887 in Montrose. They made their home southwest of Clinton until six years ago when they moved to 912 South Main. Eight children, two dying in infancy. Her husband and six children survive - Joe, Willie and Misses Alpha, Allie Bernice and Lucille - two sisters, Mrs. Joe Harness of Kansas City, Mrs. H. J. Hinkle of Montrose; three brothers - C. M. Adkins of Montrose, W. H. of Greely, Colorado and John T. southwest of Clinton, all at her bedside. A faithful member of the M. E. Church, south, since her girlhood. About a week before her death, she called her family to her around 11 o'clock one night and told them of a beautiful vision she had had. She had evidently been on the borderland and her eyes beheld the beautiful unseen world. She said that tongue could not express what she had seen and did not see why she was called back, unless it was to tell her loved ones of the glorious land beyond. She was laid to rest in the Adkins burial ground, six miles southwest of Clinton.

WHITEAKER, Gordon C. "Shorty"
1922-2007
Wamsley Cemetery, Cameron, Clinton Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jul 10 2007 - Gordon C. (Shorty) Whiteaker was born October 7, 1922, in Cameron to Thomas Lee and Nancy Estes Whiteaker. He died June 12, 2007, at Beverly Living Center/Westwood in Clinton. He married A. Ethel Mitchell. Gordon served in World War II and was stationed in Okinawa. He worked for Sears, Roebuck and Company in Kansas City. He later worked for the Montrose School District. He was an elder at the Chilhowee Restoration Branch of Jesus Christ Church. He is survived by his wife Ethel of Clinton; daughter Virginia Lesmeister, Warrensburg; two grandsons, Brad and Joey Lesmeister, Warrensburg; three sisters, Minnie Pendelton, Kansas City, Dorothy Whiteaker of Cameron and Pauline Allen, Richmond. Services were held for Gordon on June 15 at Vansant-Mills Chapel, Clinton. Burial was in the Wamsley Cemetery, Cameron.

WHITESELL, Sara Lyneigh
abt 1975-2008
Bear Creek/Mont-McConnell Cemetery, near Osceola, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 18 2008 - Sarah Lyneigh Whitesell, 33, El Dorado Springs and formerly of Osceola, died Wednesday, April 16, 2008, at St. John's Regional Health Center, Springfield. Funeral services will be Sunday, April 20, at the El Dorado Springs Church of God (Holiness) with burial in Bear Creek Cemetery.

WHITFIELD, June C.
1940-2006
National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona, Phoenix, Maricopa Co, AZ
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Nov 16 2006 - June C. Whitfield, 66, Urich, died Sunday, November 12, 2006, at her home. Memorial services will be Wednesday November 15, at the First Baptist Church of Urich. Inurnment will be at a later date at the Arizona Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Cave Creek, Arizona, next to her husband. She was born in Suffolk Essex, England. She worked as a dietitian for several schools and nursing homes. She was married to James William Whitfield, who preceded her in death on November 23, 1993. She was a member of the First Baptist Church, Urich. She is survived by two sons, Bryan Whitfield of Urich and Kevin Whitfield of Phoenix, Arizona; three daughters, Cheryl Whitfield of Urich, Kimberly Shaw of Grandview and Melissa Dowty of Surprise, Arizona; four brothers, Collin Hare, Mick Hare, Trevor Goddard and Brian Goddard, all of England, as well as 14 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

WHITLOW, Andrew K.
1813-1901
Good Hope Cemetery, Bethlehem Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Missouri, Apr 1901 - Died, A. K. Whitlow April 3, 1901 of cancer of the liver. Born in Warren county, Kentucky in 1831; moved to Cooper County when a young man and lived there eight years. Married first to Annie Harvey of Cooper County and then to Jane Hall of Kentucky. Three children by the first wife: Reuben Whitlow of Boonville; Mrs. Lizzie Smith of Clarksburg; P. W. Whitlow of Oaberts. Twelve by his second wife: Mrs. P. H. Pinkerton of Oakland, California; Mrs. Belle Burris of Flayvada, Texas; Mrs. Arthur Woods of Clinton; Mrs. William Cole on the old homestead near Coal; Mrs. Laura Hutcherson of Bronaugh; Mrs. Etta Ballard of Gaines; four of the 12 died young. Mr. Whitlow, with his yoke of oxen, moved his family from Cooper county to the old homestead 12 miles southeast of Clinton, and there he lived 44 years the first of the month. Burial in Good Hope.

WHITLOW, Ruth H. HUGHES STARKEY
1908-2001
Laurel Oak Cemetery (W), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Daily Democrat, Dec 17 2001 - Ruth H. Whitlow, 93, Kansas City, died Saturday, December 15, 2001, at North Kansas City Hospital. Graveside services will be Tuesday, December 18, at the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor. She was preceded in death by her husband, Davis K. Whitlow; brother, Frank Hughes, and grandson, David W. Denson. She is survived by one son, James F. Starkey and wife, Sylvia; one stepson, Mark D. Whitlow and wife, Betty; daughter, Ruth Ann Denson and husband, Wayne E. (Bud) Denson; six grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson.

WHITMIRE, Elizabeth P.
1930-2006
Mt. Moriah Cemetery, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, May 23 2006 - Elizabeth P. Whitmire, 76, Clinton, died Monday, May 22, 2006. Funeral services will be Thursday, May 25, at Mt. Moriah and Freeman Funeral Home, Kansas City. She was born February 6, 1930, in Dunlap, Tennessee. She worked at Ben Franklin in Independence for 18 years. She was preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters. She is survived by her husband of 56 years, Gene Whitmire; son Bert Whitmire and wife Cindy, Belton; two grandchildren, three great-grandchildren.

WHITTAKER, Marion Orlando
1876-1965
Forest Hill Cemetery, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
Kansas City Star, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO, Sunday, Nov 14 1965 - Marion O. Whittaker, 89, who lived in a nursing home at 47 Cliffview, Riverside, died yesterday at North Kansas City Memorial hospital. He was born in Clinton, Mo. and had lived here 60 years. Mr. Whittaker retired 20 years ago as a general superintendent for the Fogel Construction company. He was a member of the Drake Chapel Methodist church near Clinton, and was a member of Masonic lodge 299. He leaves two daughters, Miss Virginia Whittaker, 1301 West forty-fifth, and Mrs. Helen Miller, Denver; a son, Gordon White, 2917 West Seventy-second, Prairie Village, and four grandchildren. Graveside services will be Monday at the Forest Hill cemetery.

WHITTIER, Warren E.
1909-1989
Word has been received of the death of Warren E. Whittier on January 4, 1989, in Seattle, WA. He was a retired railway mail clerk and at one time resided in Kansas City. On September 27, 1929, he was married to Bertha (Pat) Tubbesing, who was reared in the Quarles vicinity. They had resided in Seattle since 1945. Mr. Whittier was born in Illinois on February 26, 1909. He leaves his wife, Pat, and two children, Warren Jr. of Olympia, WA and Lois Gallop of Diamond Bar, CA; also four grandchildren, one great-grandchild, and a sister, Bernice of Kansas City. Memorial services were held January 12 at the Washelli Columbarrina. Private cremation preceded the services.

WHITTLE, Lloyd
1905-2001
Englewood Cemetery (W), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Daily Democrat, Apr 11 2001 - Lloyd Whittle, son of Levi Whittle and Mary Agee Whittle, was born December 25, 1905, in Etterville, and died Tuesday, March 27, 2001, at Eldon Healthcare in Eldon. He was united in marriage to LaVerne Olive Branson and she preceded him in death on March 6, 1986. He later married Leona Phillips, who survives of the home. Lloyd lived in Wichita, Kansas, where he worked for Don Schmidt Motors. He lived in Clinton before moving to Eldon. He was an ordained elder in the Westwood Presbyterian Church and attended the First Presbyterian Church of Clinton. He was a member of Clinton Masonic Lodge No. 548, the Scottish Rite Bodies of Wichita, Kansas, and the Midian Shrine of Wichita, Kansas. He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers and two sisters and his first wife, LaVerne. He is survived by his wife, Leona Clark Whittle of the home, as well as five nephews and one niece. Funeral services were held at the Vansant-Mills Chapel on Friday, March 30. Burial was in the Englewood Cemetery.

WHITTON, Juanita JENNINGS
1907-1995
Laurel Oak Cemetery (W), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Juanita Jennings Whitton was born January 4, 1907, near Roseland, in Henry County. She was the daughter of James and Ada (Glover) Jennings. She died Thursday, august 3, 1995, at Meadowbrook Manor of Clinton at the age of 88. She graduated from Windsor High School and also the Sedalia Business College. She was united in marriage to Ross Joseph Whitton, who preceded her in death on August 4, 1987. Mrs. Whitton was a descendant of early settlers in eastern Henry County. She was active in helping to develop churches and schools in that area of the county. Her interest in the school still prevailed as she raised her family and actively participated in PTA at the elementary and high school levels, serving as president. For 15 years, Mrs. Whitton was a secretary at the Stewart-Nattinger Office in Clinton, where she worked until her retirement. She was a 50-year member of the First Christian Church of Clinton. As long as her health permitted, she was involved in the Christian Women's Fellowship and also the Merriades. She is survived by one son Dwight Whitton, Clinton; two daughters, Marcia Whitton, Overland Park, Kansas, and Diane Nelson, Dallas, Texas; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Saturday, August 5, at the Consalus Chapel, Clinton. Burial was in Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

WHITTON, Marcia Sue
1938-2006
Laurel Oak Cemetery (W), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Marcia Whitton, 68, Overland Park, Kansas, died November 23. Funeral services will be held November 25, at Consalus Funeral Home. Marcia was born in Windsor, Missouri, August 16, 1938, daughter of Ross J. and Juanita P. Jennings Whitton. She worked as an insurance information specialist before her retirement. Survivors include her brother, Dwight Whitton and wife Terri; sister, Diane Nelson and numerous nieces and nephews, whom she was dearly fond of.

WHITWORTH, Cleo B. DAVIS
1930-2007
Laurel Oak Cemetery (W), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Oct 5 2007 - Cleo B. Whitworth, 76, Garden City and formerly of Windsor, died Wednesday, October 3, 2007, at the Cass Medical Center, Harrisonville. She was born October 11, 1930, in Windsor, the daughter of Oliver Clee Davis and Sarah Bernice (Cole) Davis. On June 9, 1950, in Windsor, she married William Edward "Bill" Whitworth. She grew up in Windsor and was raised by her mother and stepfather, Elijah Knight Whitton. She graduated from Windsor High School in 1947 and started working as a telephone operator in Warrensburg. Later, after moving to Windsor, she worked for a time as the secretary for First Baptist Church in Windsor. She then worked for several years as a receptionist and secretary for Dr. Carter Kinkead in his veterinary office. She also worked for many years in the State Farm Insurance office for her husband, Bill, and later was a volunteer at the Lenora Blackmore Public Library in Windsor. She was a member of First Baptist Church, Windsor, and the Order of Eastern Star #102. Survivors include two sons, Barry William Whitworth and his wife, Diane, Garden City, and Joseph Edward Whitworth and his wife, Linda, Columbia; eight grandchildren, Corby Suptic and her husband, Jim, Tyler Whitworth and his wife, Melissa, Blaine Whitworth, Tucker Whitworth, Joel Whitworth, Jonathan Whitworth; Jill Whitworth, and Stephanie Scott; two great-grandchildren, Chancey and Amelia; a sister, Beulah McKinney, Sedalia; two nephews and several great-nieces and great-nephews. She was preceded in death by a sister, Marjorie Cooper. Funeral services will be Sunday, October 7, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial will be in the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

WHITWORTH, Donald E.
1927-2004
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Dec 30 2004 - Donald E. Whitworth, son of Leroy Whitworth Sr. and Maude Lennie Jenks, was born September 24, 1927 in Norborne, and died November 25, 2004, at Golden Valley Hospital, Clinton. Don served in the Army Air Corps during World War II. He was a truck driver and a member of the Teamsters Local 41, Kansas City. He was married to Esther Viola Appleget February 11, 1949, in Davenport, Iowa. He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Harold Whitworth and Leroy Whitworth Jr.; one sister, Phyllis Hopkins; three brothers-in-law, Charles Appleget, Wilmer Appleget and Jack DeRuyter, and one sister-in-law, Ruth Cook Appleget. Don is survived by his wife Viola of the home; one son Richard L. Whitworth of Walsenburg, Colorado; one daughter Cheri Gilstrap of Smithville; three sisters, Gwen DeRuyter of Kansas City, Iris Green and husband Kenneth, Pearl City, Hawaii, and Sharon Grosch of Kansas City; one brother-in-law Richard Appleget of Pine Bluff, Arkansas; five sisters-in-law, Carol Appleget of Snellville, Georgia, Loretta Whitworth of Independence, Mary Whitworth of Kansas City, Laverna Hammes of Sigourney, Iowa, and Myra Pieffer of Keota, Iowa, as well as six grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at Vansant-Mills Chapel Monday, November 29. Interment was in Clinton Memory Gardens Cemetery, Clinton.

WHITWORTH, Flossie May ELLIS
1908-2008
Laurel Oak Cemetery (W), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 14 2008 - Flossie May (Ellis) Whitworth, 99, Clinton and formerly of Windsor, Mo., died Saturday, January 12, 2008, at Beverly LivingCenter-Westwood in Clinton. She was born February 4, 1908, in Climax Springs, the daughter of Truman Ellis and Julia (Toby) Ellis. On October 7, 1928, in Climax Springs, she married William Ray Whitworth, who died on February 11; 1987. Mr. and Mrs. Whitworth moved to Windsor in 1943. She was a homemaker and worked as a cook in restaurants in Windsor and at the former Windsor's Resthaven Nursing Home until her retirement. She was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church, Windsor. Survivors include a son, Raymond Whitworth and his wife, Shirley, Clinton; seven daughters, Veda Galloway, Odessa, Rosalie Waller, Independence, Phyllis Kays and her husband, Wendell, Deepwater, Joyce Austin and her husband, Don, Grain Valley, Marietta Rager and her husband, Chuck, Kearney, Linda Whitworth, Windsor, Donna Moore and her husband, Billy. Deepwater; a sister, Lura Miller, Windsor, and a large extended family of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by four children, four sisters, and two brothers. Funeral services will be Tuesday, January 15, at Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor.

WHITWORTH, Hazel H. RAGAR
1915-2005
Laurel Oak Cemetery (W), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, May 2 2005 - Hazel H. Whitworth, 90, the daughter of Jesse and Elizabeth (Proctor) Ragar, was born January 16, 1915, in Windsor, and died April 30, 2005, at golden Valley Hospital, Clinton. Growing up in Windsor, she received her education in the Windsor school system. On March 17, 1934, she married Otto "Doc" Whitworth, also of Windsor. Through the years she was first a housewife and then worked in the home health care field, working both in private homes and at rest homes in the Kansas City and Excelsior Springs area. She was a member of the Methodist faith. Survivors include her daughter Dorothy French, Clinton; a son Jerry Whitworth, Excelsior Springs; grandchildren and spouses, Gary and Pamela French, Terry and Kevin Russell, Sheree and Barnie Pool, Gary and Victoria Whitworth, Kim Hutson; 12 great-grandchildren, four great-great-grandchildren and numerous other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband; three brothers, William, George and Earl Ragar; six sisters, Edith Baslee and Isabelle Harms, four in infancy, Edith, Viola, Pearl and Helen Ragar; son-in-law Roger French. Funeral services will be Tuesday, May 3, at Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial will be in Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

WICK, George Grover
1884-1938
Urich Cemetery, Bogard Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - In the passing of George G. Wick of Urich at Trinity Lutheran hospital, Kansas City, 5:30 a.m., Monday, September 26, Henry county lost one of its most prominent livestock authorities and business men and Urich a leading citizen. He had been taken to the hospital September 16, with an acute attack of appendicitis, but it had ruptured before he arrived and his condition was critical. His half brother, Jay Markle, between whom the closest fraternal bond existed, never left his bedside, and as the end drew near Mr. Wick asked especially for little Wanda Sue, whose happy presence he felt would cheer him and make his farewell easier. Her mother took her to the hospital Saturday evening and they remained with Mr. Markle and Mrs. Wick until the last. George Grover Wick was born March 5, 1884, at Lexington, Ill. When he was but a small boy, his father died and Mrs. Wick and young George moved to Henry county, near Clinton, where his mother died in 1904. He developed a skill with livestock and an understanding of farming that determined him in making agriculture and allied work, his life's occupation. Mr. Wick was recognized as an authority on all kinds of stock, and dealt in them largely. His opinions were sought by friends and neighbors and carefully considered when voiced. Business success crowned his life, the last 15 years of which he owned and conducted a produce business in Urich, widening his large circle of friends by his courteous, cheerful manner. Mr. Wick was converted and united with the Urich Baptist church during a revival meeting held by Rev. J. F. Sherman, years ago, for whom he held a life long high esteem. November 10, 1904, Miss Allie F. Scranton became his wife. They made their home at Urich, an important, integral part of community life. Mr. Wick was a genial, pleasant man, to whom life was a full, fine flavored experience. Generous, kind, interested in people, he enjoyed his business associations, which were wide and varied, was a power in civic life where he lent a willing hand to any enterprise, as an efficient, learned, capable citizen. Mr. Wick was a good sportsman, being a well-known baseball fan. In his youth he was considered one of the best players in the state and never lost his zest for the diamond, teams and the crowds - managing or umpiring games into the last season. He is survived by his widow; half-brother Jay Markle, whom they reared in their home from boyhood until maturity, and for whom they had the deepest devotion; Luther Gardner, half-brother, and two half sisters, Mrs. Lester Keyton and Mrs. Fay Tuttle of Los Angeles, Calif. Funeral services were conducted at the Baptist Church.

WICKERSHAM, John T. Jr.
1881-1900
Englewood Cemetery (W), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Aug 4 1900 - John T. Wickersham, Jr., son of J. T. Wickersham, who formerly lived here, was drowned in the river at Black Rock, Ark., last Friday while out riding in a small boat with three others. He was 19 and had been working for a lumber and cooperage firm there. Burial in Englewood.

WIDMAN, Della Frances KIRK
1863-1934
Englewood Cemetery (W), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
A large circle of friends and relatives join with her family in mourning the passing of Mrs. A. W. Widman, who died at her home on West Green street Monday at 12:05 p.m. Mrs. Widman had been ill two weeks, the first few days of which time she was able to be about the house part of each day. As the digestive trouble grew worse, however, she was confined to her bed but her family thought she was improving until Sunday night when she became definitely worse. She was unconscious from then on, sinking into a stupor shortly before noon Monday. Della Frances Kirk was born in Round County, Kentucky, July 13, 1858. As a baby she was taken with her parents to Texas where they lived only a few months. They then came to St. Clair County, Mo., where she lived until her marriage to A. W. Widman in 1895, on Christmas Day. She came a bride to the home in Clinton where she has lived these succeeding years. Mr. Widman, an esteemed man in his line of business, died in 1911, leaving her to carry on and finish the rearing of their two children, Miss Grace, who has for some years been an instructor in the State Teachers College of Lewiston, Idaho, and Kirk, of the home, who has long been an important part of the Cohn Book Store. The rearing of the family she did conscientiously and well, for her son and daughter were ever a source of comfort and pride and a real blessing. She is survived also by Mrs. S. E. Griffith, of South Third street, her only sister, and Edgar Kirk of Boise, Idaho, Phillip Kirk, of Nowata, Oklahoma, Herbert and Walter Kirk of Appleton City, brothers. Her church affiliations were made early in life with the Christian denomination and she derived great satisfaction from attendance and membership in the various societies to which she belonged. She was a fine Christian character whom it did one good to know. Hers was an unostentatious life, taken up with the duties of her home in which she took a part until the last day. Her mind was alert and clear and she was so thoroughly informed about people and places of interest that it was always entertaining to visit with her. This was another reason she was such a wonderful mother, for she not only lavished love upon her children, but she pointed the way even in adult years. While her place here cannot be filled, the thought is consoling that she has passed to a more abundant life. The funeral services were Wednesday afternoon at the Christian church. Interment followed at Englewood.

WIESE, Ernest Ivan
1928-2011
Laurel Oak Cemetery (W), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Ernest Wiese, 83, of Windsor, Missouri, died Thursday afternoon, November 3, 2011, at the Western Missouri Medical Center in Warrensburg, Mo. He was born August 20, 1928, in Harmon, Oklahoma, the son of Fredrick Wiese and Anna (Bertleson) Wiese. On June 23, 1952, in Boonville, Arkansas, he married Willa Dean Bangs and she survives of the home. Ernest worked for General Motors, in Kansas City, Mo., at the Fairfax Plant, for 25 years. He then worked for Pacar/Kenworth also in Kansas City, Mo., for 35 years before his retirement. He had also worked, for several years, for Southwest Ornamental Iron, in Kansas City, Mo. Ernest served his country, in the United States Army, during the Korean Conflict. He was a life member of the VFW Post 1894, Clinton, Mo. He enjoyed fixing old clocks, woodworking and "just tinkering." In addition to his wife, he is survived by 2 sons, Donald E. Wiese and his wife Tammy, Windsor, Mo.; Gary I. Wiese and his wife Sherry, Smithville, Mo.; 5 grandsons, Rick D. Wiese; Gary D. Wiese; Matt C. Wiese; Stephen M. Wiese; and Bradley J. Wiese; 2 great-grandchildren, Cooper Wiese and Allyson Wiese; a brother, Arnold Wiese, Willow Springs, Mo.; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Clarence Wiese. Cremation.

WIESE, Willa Dean BANGS
1931-2016
Laurel Oak Cemetery (W), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Willa Dean Wiese, 84, of Warrensburg, Missouri, formerly of Windsor, Missouri, died early Monday morning, March 21, 2016, at the Country Club Care Center in Warrensburg. She was born October 11, 1931, in Logan County, near Booneville, Arkansas, the daughter of Vester LeRoy Bangs and Bonda Velma (McNerlin) Bangs. On June 23, 1952, in Boonville, Ark., she married Ernest Ivan Wiese, and he preceded her in death on November 3, 2011. Mrs. Wiese was a homemaker and also had worked as a certified nursing assistant at several nursing homes in the North Kansas City area. She enjoyed reading. Survivors include 2 sons, Donald E. Wiese and his wife Tammy, Windsor, Mo.; and Gary I. Wiese and his wife Sherry, Smithville, Mo.; 5 grandsons, Rick D. Wiese, Gary D. Wiese, Matt C. Wiese, Stephen M. Wiese, and Bradley J. Wiese; 5 great-grandchildren, Cooper and Blake Wiese, Allyson and Jenkin Wiese, and Roman Wiese; 2 sisters-in-law, Terri Bangs, Fort Worth, Texas and Lillian Bangs, Boonville, Arkansas; 5 nephews; 2 nieces; and numerous great-nephews and great-nieces. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by 3 brothers, Lawrence Bangs, Raymond Bangs, and Edward Bangs; and 2 sisters, Ruth Taylor and Vivion Bangs. Private family burial will be in the Laurel Oak Cemetery at a future date.

WIESMANN, John William Sr.
1928-1996
Englewood Cemetery (W), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Kansas City Star, Tues, Oct 22 1996 - John W Wiesmann, 58, Omaha, AR, passed away Monday morning, October 21, 1996 at Skaggs Hospital. Funeral services will be Wednesday, October 23 at Our Lady of the Lakes Catholic Church; burial in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton, Mo. Mr. Wiesmann is survived by his wife, Dolores Wiesmann, of the home; daughter, Kim Wiesmann, Cranberry, PA: two sons, John Wiesmann, Jr., Byron, MN, Jerry Wiesmann, of the home; three granddaughters, Alicia, Amber and Arin Wiesmann, Byron, MN; mother, Ann Wiesmann, Kansas City, Ks., and three brothers, Robert Wiesmann, St. Louis, MO, Larry Wiesmann, Chula Vista, CA, and Herbert Wiesmann, Shawnee Mission, KS.

WILBANKS, Jane C. MOORE
1926-2001
Springfield National Cemetery, Springfield, Greene Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Aug 8 2001 - Jane C. Wilbanks, 75, El Dorado Springs and formerly of Leeton, died Monday, August 6, 2001, at her home. She was born March 8, 1926, in Gilbert, Arkansas, to Walter and Nora Moore. She was married to Glen Wilbanks on July 3, 1948. He died in 1994. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of El Dorado Springs. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Joe and Wendy Wilbanks of Rolla; her daughter and son-in-law, Susan and David Prigel of Aurora; five grandchildren; a brother and sister-in-law, Beason and Dixie Moore of Harrison, Arkansas; a sister, Maxine Witt of Duncan, Oklahoma; many nieces and nephews, including a special niece, Nora Lee Hayes of Little Rock, Arkansas, and many friends. Funeral services will be Thursday, August 9, at the First Baptist Church of El Dorado Springs. Interment will be in the National Cemetery in Springfield.

WILBORN, Lottie C. HAGER
1894-1964
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Sedalia Democrat, Thursday, Oct 15 1964 - Mrs. Lottie C. Wilborn, 70, Ionia, died at Oak Haven Rest Home at Warsaw, at 5:45 a.m. Thursday. Born near Calhoun, July 21, 1894, she was the daughter of the late Henry and Cordie Hager. She grew up in Henry County and on Nov. 6, 1915, was married to Samuel L. Wilborn of Windsor. One son was born to this union, Clyde L. Wilborn, who died in February, 1964. At an early age she joined the Baptist Church in Calhoun, and later moved her membership to the First Baptist Church in Windsor, where she was a member 50 years. Surviving are her husband of the home, one daughter-in-law, Mrs. Irene Wilborn, of Barnett; two grandchildren, Dale and Joan Wilborn; six brothers, Austin Hager, Calhoun, Price Hager, Windsor, Harvey Hager, Clinton, Berry Hager, Odessa, Walter Hager, Leeton, and Earl Hager, Billings, Mont.; three sisters, Mary Schmidt and Cora Waterfield, both of Sedalia, and Bernice Owens, Clinton; and several nieces and nephews. One brother, James Hager, died in 1919. Funeral services will be held at the Gouge Funeral Home, Windsor, Saturday. Burial will be in the Calhoun Cemetery.

WILBORN, Morris Dale
1934-2003
Laurel Oak Cemetery (W), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 17 2003 - Morris Dale Wilborn, 68, Windsor, died Tuesday, April 15, 2003, at the Golden Valley Hospital in Clinton. He was born October 9, 1934, in Windsor, the son of Jeff Theodore Wilborn and Pearl Gladys (Egbert) Wilborn. On July 12, 1975, in Indianapolis, Indiana, he married Rosalie Tomlin, who died March 4, 1984. After graduation from Windsor High School in 1952, he worked for the International Shoe Factory in Windsor. Later after moving to Indianapolis, Indiana, he worked at the American Art and Clay Company in Indianapolis for 22 years. He served in the United States Army, stationed in Germany. After his retirement in 1996, he moved back to Windsor, his hometown. He was a member of the First Baptist Church, Windsor, and was a member of the church's Senior Adult Choir. He is survived by two sisters, Helen Bush, Parkville, and Florence Cato and husband D. W., Cookville, Tennessee; six nephews, Jim Swisher, Windsor, David Bush, Kansas City, Jerry Bush, Denison, Texas, Michael Cato, Ron Cato and Mervin Cato, all of the state of Tennessee; one niece, Mary Lou Brooks and her husband Frank, Windsor; numerous great-nieces and great-nephews; a dear friend Shirley Greene, Windsor. In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by his parents and a sister Mable Margaret Swisher. Funeral services will be Saturday, April 19, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial will be in Laurel Oak Cemetery.

WILBUR, Emma HALL
1870-1953
Clinton, MO - Mrs. Wilbur Dies Sunday in Washington - Mrs. Emma Hall Wilbur died in Spokane, Washington on Sunday, January 4, 1953 she was the sister of Mrs. Janie Julian of Clinton. She was born in Henry County, near Brownington, on February 2, 1870, the daughter of John and Mary Vance Hall. Her parents moved to a farm near Coal where she lived until she married and moved to Spokane, Washington. Mrs. Wilbur leaves two children, Louise Cuff, of the home, and Glenn Wilbur of Seattle, Washington. She also leaves besides her sister, Janie Julian, three sisters, Mrs. Georgia Williams of St. Louis, Mrs. Maude Peel of Silverton, Oregon, and Mrs. Mamie Corse of Bakersville, California.

WILBUR, Mary Celeste ELLISTON
1869-1935
Englewood Cemetery (W), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Feb 7 1935 - Mrs. Celeste Wilbur Dead - Funeral Will be Held at Clinton Presbyterian Church at 2:00 p.m. Today (Thursday) - Mrs. Celeste Elliston Wilbur died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Buford C. Mullin, in Lincoln, Nebr., Tuesday morning at 10:15. Mrs. Wilbur had been ill several months with an incurable malady, but bore her sufferings with the same fortitude and patience that characterized her acceptance of the things in life that cannot be cured, but must be endured. Mary Celeste Elliston, daughter of the late Chas. T. and Mary Fields Elliston, was born in Fields Creek township on the farm of her grandfather, Nathan fields, one of the pioneers of this county. She received her early education in the Fields Creek school and later was a student in Baird College, that well known school of former days, for girls. Possessed of a zest for learning, a taste for good literature, and an excellent memory, Mrs. Wilbur was always a student. She had been a member of the S. M. Shakespeare class for many years and she delighted in the study of the works of the great English dramatist. She particularly enjoyed committing to the memory long passages and choice quotations from the works of eminent authors. As a member of the Eastern Star of her home town, she enjoyed the social and fraternal contacts that membership in that order brought to her, to the fullest. While she was worthy matron of the Clinton chapter a few years ago, she sponsored the organizing of the Rainbow chapter for girls. During her last stay in Clinton in September, the Grand Cross of Colors was bestowed upon her for outstanding work in that order. Mrs. Wilbur was a member of the First Presbyterian church and of the Sunday school class of which Miss Inez McKee has been the beloved teacher for many years. Because she loved the simple things of life, no gift was too small, no word of commendation too trivial to merit her appreciation. She loved life and refused to believe that she would not regain her health until a short time before her passing. In spite of great physical agony, her spirit was unconquerable, and while receiving such tender care in her daughter's lovely home, near the last, she said, "My life is still beautiful." The children left to mourn the loss of this devoted mother are: Mrs. Buford C. Mullin of Lincoln, Nebr.; Chas. S. Wilbur of Nevada, Mo., and Wm. E. Wilbur, of Alexandria, La. The funeral will be held at the Presbyterian church Thursday afternoon. Mr. and Mrs. Mullin accompanied the body to Clinton, and the son from Nevada also came for the funeral. Consalus & Peck are in charge.

WILDER, Allen Lee
1933-2002
Mound Grove Cemetery, Independence, Jackson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Aug 28 2002 - Allen Lee Wilder, son of Ephraham Ashton and Glenna Wedeman Wilder, was born December 29, 1933, in Clay Center, Kansas, and died Saturday, August 17, 2002, at his home in Clinton. Al served in the United States Occupational Army in Japan for two years. He attended Weaver Airline School and worked for Braniff Airways for seven years as a supervisor over the reservations department where he met his wife, Edna. They married in September 1959. They lived in Independence and he sold cars for Wilmouth Buick and Ketchum Olds. He moved to Clinton in 1975 and owned and operated Wilder Buick, Olds and Pontiac until 1981 when he started Wilder RV. He later opened a second dealership east of Columbia on I-70 in January 2001. He was ordained High Priest in the Community of Christ Church (formerly RLDS) and served as pastor of the Clinton church for nine years. He also served on the Stake High Council for 11 years. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Jim Wilder. He is survived by his wife, Edna, of the home; three sons, Paul Fraccascia and wife Susan, Harrisonville, Thomas Fraccascia and wife Lana, Del Ray Beach, Florida, and Barry and Brenda Wilder of Columbia; seven grandchildren, Shauna, Joe, Tommy, Amber, Garrett, Chris and Jewelee; three great-grandchildren, Dakota, Delaney and Marra; his sister-in-law, Velva Wilder, and a number of nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends. He has touched the lives of many, many individuals in his lifetime, always in a positive inspirational manner. Funeral services were held at the Vansant-Mills Chapel, Clinton, on Wednesday, August 21. Graveside services and burial were held in the Mound Grove Cemetery, Independence.

WILEY, Angeline WOOLFOLK
1833-1926
Hickory Grove Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Mrs. Angeline Wiley, mother of C. L. Wiley, aged 93 years, died at her home in Lewis Station Monday morning, Sept 13. Angeline Woolfolk was born at Hopkinsville, Kentucky, April 25 1833. Departed this life September 13 1926, making her 93 years 4 months 19 days of age. When a small child she moved to Boone County Missouri, near Columbia. After a few years moved to Henry County and settled in Henry County near Hickory Grove. She was married to Abraham Wiley in 1854. She leaves to mourn, three children, Maggie, Robert, and Charlie. Ten grandchildren, four great grand children, one brother, J. L. Woolfolk and one sister, Mrs. J. M. Avery both of Kansas City, and a host of relatives and friends. her husband preceeded her Jan 9 1901, and one daughter, Nannie, Oct 20 1896, making four children for whom she tenderly cared. At an early age she joined the Baptist church being a faithful follower through life. Funeral services were conducted from the Calhoun Baptist church Wednesday morning, by Rev. Blythe of Clinton, and interment at Hickory Grove cemetery. - ANOTHER REPORT: Mrs. Angeline Wiley entered into rest at 8 a.m., Monday. She had been ill but a few days, and shortly before her death, she told her daughter all was well and she was ready to go. Thus ended a busy, useful life, for even since she had grown nearly helpless, she enjoyed directing the affairs of her household, that were so faithfully and lovingly carried out by her beloved daughter, Miss Maggie, who had given her mother devoted, tender care for years. Not only to this mother, but to the four motherless children whom her sister left, and who came to this home 30 years ago, has Miss Maggie cared for. To her is left a memory - a beautiful one, that she has given this beloved little mother, the best within her power to give loving care every moment of her life. Just one grandchild remains in the home to be with this aunt, Miss Hallie McElwrath. The grandson died, and the others, Mrs. Walter Nesbit, lives southwest of Clinton, and Mrs. Helen Katz, lives at Warrensburg. Angeline Woolfolk was born at Hopkinsville, Ky., April 25, 1833, coming with her parents, when a small child to Boone county, Mo., later moved to Henry county, where her father first settled on a farm near Chalybeat Springs. About 1857, she married Abraham Wiley, who passed to his reward 25 years ago. Four children were given to this union - the eldest, Mrs. McElwrath died 30 years ago. The others are: R. G. Wiley, north of Clinton; Chas. L. Wiley, west of Calhoun; Miss Maggie Wiley, on the home farm, west of Calhoun. There are 11 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. She leaves one sister, Mrs. Sallie Avery, of Kansas City, who is now at Boulder, Colo.; one brother, John L. Woolfolk of Kansas City. She was of that old school of southern gentlewomen, who ruled her household with the hand of love. She was patient and kind, ever remembering to do the little things of life that count so much. She came here when so very young, her life is very closely linked with all the early history here. She united with the Baptist Church in her youth and her life has been one that was a shining light for the Master. Rev. J. R. Blythe, of Clinton preached the funeral at the Calhoun Baptist church, Wednesday morning, after which the body was taken to Hickory Grove, in Tebo township, and laid beside her husband.

WILEY, Cecil Eugene "Gene"
1927-2006
Englewood Cemetery (W), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Sep 7 2006 - Cecil Eugene (Gene) Wiley, 78, Independence, died Friday, September 1, 2006, at his home. Graveside services will be conducted Monday, September 11, at Englewood Cemetery, Clinton. Mr. Wiley was born in Calhoun on October 19, 1927, to Charles Cecil and Lida Askins Wiley. He lived most of his life in the Independence area and was associated with Creative Remodeling in Merriam, Kansas. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife Mary Julia Van Hoecke; his two young sons, William Lewis and Robert Eugene Wiley, and his sister, Mary Wiley Gist. He is survived by his brother Henry Lewis Wiley, Kansas city; a sister Joan Wiley Kirchhofer, Clinton; three brothers-in-law; Albert and Joe Van Hoecke, Kansas City, and George Kirchhofer, Clinton, also two sisters-in-law, Elsie Van Hoecke Litle and Janice Wiley, Kansas City, also numerous nieces and nephews.

WILEY, Ella May McELWRATH
1853-1907
Drakes Chapel Cemetery, Deer Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Ella Wiley, nee McElwrath, was born October 1, 1853 at Warsaw and died peacefully June 1 at her home near Lewis Station, of consumption. She married John F. Wiley Feb. 15 1877; they had four children, two preceding ther mother to that home above. She joined the church when quite young. The last office she held there was treasurer and she kept the treasury book until her work on earth was ended. She leaves to mourn her husband and two children, Tommy and Miss Lena, near Lewis; one brother, Lon McElwrath and a host of friends. Her funeral was preached by Rev. Wm. Briggs at Drake's Chapel and she was laid to rest in the cemetery there on June 3, 1907.

WILEY, Isabelle WILSON
abt 1804-1889
Drakes Chapel Cemetery, Deer Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
The Clinton Eye, Clinton MO, Aug 24 1889 - Lewis Items: Died at her home, Sunday evening, August 17th, one mile west of this place, Mrs. Isabell Wiley, of malarial fever followed by flux. Deceased come to this county from Tennessee in 1830, and has made her home in this locality ever since and for quite a number of years has resided with her sons, A. J. and W. C. Wiley. We have been informed that she was in her 87th year, and for a lady of her age had a remarkable constitution, and until a few past years has taken much interest in household affairs. Her remains were followed by a large concourse of relatives and friends to Drake's Chapel cemetery Monday evening.

WILEY, James William
1891-1894
Drakes Chapel Cemetery, Deer Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
The Clinton Eye, Clinton MO, Jan 20 1894 - Died, last Saturday, Jan. 13, a little two and one-half year old child of Mr. and Mrs. John Wiley, living one mile east of Lewis, with brain fever. Little Jimmie leaves one brother and two sisters older than himself. He was the youngest one of the family and a good-looking child, full of life and vivacity. - Buried Drake's chapel Monday, Jan. 15. - The Clinton Eye, Clinton MO, Feb 17 1894 - James William Wiley, youngest child of John F. and Ella Wiley (nee McElwrath) was born Feb. 16, 1891; died Jan 13, 1894, death resulting from brain fever. His funeral was preached at Drake's Chapel, Monday, Jan. 15, after which the little form was laid to rest in Drake cemetery.

WILEY, LaVerne YOUNG BROWN ALBERS
1914-2004
Higginsville City Cemetery, Higginsville, Lafayette Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Aug 26 2004 - LaVerne Wiley, Higginsville, died Monday, August 23, 2004, at Meyer Care Center, Higginsville. She was born January 20, 1914, in Higginsville, the daughter of James Young and Lucy Elizabeth (Neal) Young. She is survived by her daughter Mary Alice Anson and husband Bill of Clinton; five stepsons, James Wiley and wife Joyce, Blue Springs, John Wiley of Meriam, Kansas, Tom Wiley and wife Lois, Higginsville, Robert Wiley and wife Suzanne, Monticello, Arkansas, and Bill Wiley and wife Carol, Lee's Summit; three grandsons, Bradley Neal Anson and wife Bobbe, Curtis M. Anson and wife Shelley, and Stuart K. Anson and wife Janice; step-grandchildren, Nine great-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husbands, Olin Brown, Wilbur "Cotton" Albers and James Wiley, and two sisters, Nora Ward and Margaret Helliker. She was a member of Higginsville First Baptist Church. She was a member of the Willing Service Sunday School Class and WMU Circle. She lived all her life in Higginsville and worked for a shoe factory, garment factory, Lake City Arsenal and Ace Radio where she retired form in 1976. Funeral services are Saturday, August 28, at Higginsville First Baptist Church, at 2 p.m. Burial will be in City Cemetery, Higginsville.

WILEY, Martha A.
1836-1926
Drakes Chapel Cemetery, Deer Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Miss Martha A. Wiley died at the home of her nephew, J. W. Jennings, on North 2nd street, at 11:15 a.m., Monday, with the infirmities of old age. She had been gradually failing for several years, and had been blind for three years, only able to distinguish light from day. She however retained all of her other faculties and thoroughly enjoyed the visits of the neighbors and friends, also regretted much that she was unable to read any more. Her funeral was conducted Tuesday afternoon from Drake's Chapel by Rev. Selah. Interment in the cemetery near by. She was buried within a few hundred yards of her birthplace, as she was born on the old William Wiley home place, November 10 1836, living to be 90 years, 2 months and 17 days of age. This being an unusual record to have so long and then be buried so near the place of her birth. She was the last of a family of eight children. She had lived in Henry County all of her life, some of the time in Lewis Station and for the past 18 years, at the home of Mr. Jennings, who with his wife and son have given her devoted care, such as only a son would give. She was converted in her youth and united with the M. E. church, South. She was a devout Christian and loved all about her. She was rich with memories of the early days of our county and could tell vividly of the hardships and experiences of the pioneers.

WILEY, Minnie E. LAND
1875-1905
Drakes Chapel Cemetery, Deer Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Missouri - On January 9, 1905 our dear sister, Minnie E. Wiley of Quarles, entered into rest. She possessed so many excellent virtues her death outght not to pass unnoticed. Born in Henry County near where she died. She was 29 years and 15 days of age and had always enjoyed good health. She was baptized into Quarles Baptist Church when she was 18 and at the time of her death was Sunday School teacher for the infant class, which was very dear to her. Her last sickness was lingering and painful and she made a remarkable fight, but the end was inevitable. Her husband, R. G. Wiley, she won from one of the very best families in Missouri. She was a congenial and model wife. She was born Dec. 26, 1875 and married September 2, 1898. Two dear little children were given them. A father, mother, sister, husband and dear little daughter Evelyn and a host of friends are left to mourn. Burial at Drake's Chapel.

WILEY, Monroe
1848-1903
Drakes Chapel Cemetery, Deer Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Missouri, Sep 26 1903 - Another gloom has been thrown over the community by the loss of an excellent man, Monroe Wiley. Born on the farm southwest of Lewis in 1847; died September 18, 1903 of a complication of diseases. He lived on the farm until he was united in marriage with Miss Emma A. Lewis, March 9, 1876, when he moved to Lewis and has been manager of the D. B. Pigg general merchandising store and made friends every day, being a much beloved man. Two daughters - Mrs. Emma Pollard of Barnard, this state, and Miss Lelia, who is left with her mother. All that skilled physicians and loved ones could do was done, but to no avail; the Lord had marked him for his own. Funeral at Drake's Chapel and the grave was covered with flowers by young ladies. He was a brother of Mrs. L. W. Good of Clinton.

WILEY, Robert George
1868-1940
Englewood Cemetery (W), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Well-Known Farmer - deacon of Quarles Baptist Church - Ten Years S. S. Superintendent - R. G. Wiley of East Ohio Street, who had undergone a serious operation last November, and had been critically ill the past three weeks, died at his home at 5:00 a.m. Thursday, April 4, 1940. He had bravely borne his cross of acute pain and was ready to set sail for eternal shores at the dawning of a new day. Robert George Wiley was born in Clinton May 23, 1868, the son of Abraham and Angeline Woolfolk Wiley, prominent citizens of the community. In early manhood he was converted and united with the Drakes Chapel, later moving his membership to the Quarles Baptist Church, where he became a Christian leader, participating in all of the activities of the Quarles Church as well as the Tebo Baptist Association. He was a deacon of the Quarles Church until his death, and represented Quarles Church in the Tebo Baptist Association. He and Miss Minnie Land were married September 27, 1898. To this union one child was born, Mrs. Evelyn Holmes, now of Sacramento, Calif., who with her daughter, the only grandchild of Mr. Wiley, survives. His first wife died in 1905 and February 23, 1910, Miss Mary Ellen Griffith, sister of the late Water Griffith, lovely and gracious, became his bride. They went to Fowler, Colo., after they marriage, where they lived eight years, returning to Henry County when Mrs. Wiley's father died. They bought Mrs. Wiley's paternal home, the Griffith farm, 3 1/2 miles north of Clinton. This Mr. Wiley remodeled into a modern home which became known far and near for its hospitality and gracious living. It was the center of the Christian social life, its influence radiating through the countryside. Mr. Wiley was a superior farmer and stockman, his barns being neat and sturdy. This, with its well cultivated acres, made it one of the show places of Henry County. They moved to Clinton in 1936 and the home place is owned today by Roy Moore. In Clinton, Mr. Wiley was in the milk and produce business until his health failed. He was a man of great kindness and ambition, possessed of a vital energy that always made living an intense thing for him. He was a good man, possessing many fine traits known best to his devoted family, and admired in him by friends and neighbors. He was always interested in the schools of his community and the progress of young people whom he always thoroughly enjoyed. He was superintendent of the Quarles Baptist Sunday school for 10 years and lived a life that could be called an open book, clean, honest and well intentioned - a real heritage for his children. Mr. Wiley is survived by his widow; two sons, Walter of the home and Robert of Columbia; two daughters, Mrs. Holmes, of Sacramento, Calif., and Mrs. Edna Billings of Clinton; one grandchild, Valla Mae Holmes; one brother, Charlie Wiley, of Calhoun and an only sister, Miss Margaret Wiley, of Lewis Station. The funeral services were conducted Saturday at the Clinton Baptist Church, and the body was laid to rest at Englewood in the Griffith lot.

WILEY, Ruby Fern RHODES
1915-2011
Crane Community Cemetery, Crane, Stone Co, MO
Mrs. Ruby Fern Wiley, age 95, died Thursday, January 6, 2011 at Golden Valley Memorial Hospital in Clinton, Missouri. She was born January 20, 1915 to Harrison Amos Rhodes and Lavada Frances (Wright) Rhodes on their farm near Hurley, Missouri. For eleven years she taught in one room rural schools in Otto, Tiede, Inmon, Union City and Hampton. She married Almon M. “Am” Wiley on June 4, 1939 in Crane, Missouri. They had two children, Almon L. Wiley (wife Cynthia J. Schroeder) and Roberta F. Edgett (husband Michael X. Edgett). She lived in Bolivar, Missouri from 1947 until 2005 when she moved to Clinton, Missouri. She was a member of the First Christian Church in Bolivar. She was preceded in death by her husband, Almon M. "Am" Wiley, two brothers, J. Keith Rhodes and Ward H. Rhodes. She is survived by her brother, Ray A. Rhodes (wife Jacquetta Spears) of Marionville, Missouri, her sister, Emma Jean Eaton of Springfield, Missouri. In addition to her children, Almon and Roberta, she is survived by her grandchildren, Amy R. Wiley (husband Donald Hamera), Dr. Mark A. Wiley (his wife Cindy E. Devocelle), Ann E. Wiley, Alice R. Edgett (husband Justin Lombard) and Patrick G. Edgett (wife Lisa M. Houtchens), as well as six great grandchildren, Callie J. Wiley, Thomas H. Wiley, Henry A. Wiley, Kyle G. Hamera, Emma C. Hamera and Madelyn W. Lombard. Graveside services will be held at Monday afternoon at the Crane Community Cemetery in Crane, Missouri.

WILEY, Stella
1886-1904
Drakes Chapel Cemetery, Deer Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Missouri, Mar 19 1904 - Miss Stella Wiley died March 14 at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Wiley, 1 1/2 miles east of Lewis Station, her disease being heart failure, with which she had been troubled for several years. Stella was the third child of Mr. and Mrs. Wiley and the youngest one living. A brother preceded her to that faraway shore several years ago. Stella was 17 and was a bright, intelligent and affectionate child. Burial at Drake Chapel cemetery.

WILEY, Thomas J.
1839-1928
Drakes Chapel Cemetery, Deer Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Sunday evening, April 15, 1928, marks the passing of Thomas J. Wiley, one of Henry county's oldest and most respected citizens. He was born June 29th, 1839, being 88 years, 9 months and 6 days old at the time of his death. He was the son of James and Martha Wiley, pioneer settlers of this county, who came here in the early thirties, and who died many years ago. To them were born six children - four sons and two daughters, all of whom have laid down the burdens of this life and entered into the Great Beyond, except one - John F. Wiley, who lives on the old home place, one mile southeast of Lewis Station, and with whom Thos. J. made his home. Uncle Tom, as he was familiarly known, was never married. He was a man of high honor and industrious habits. His friends were numbered by his acquaintances. He was known for his kindly acts and generous service to those in need. He had been in failing health for a year or more, but the last week he failed rapidly until the end came. He was an old Confederate soldier, having joined General Price's Army at Springfield, Mo., in 1861, with W. C. Wiley, Fed Goff and others from this county. He was in the company of Captain Norvel Spangler, and at the close of the war, he came home and settled down in private life, where he was as true to his country as he was to the cause for which he fought. By his stalwart manhood and exemplary citizenship he has built a monument to his memory, which shall stand as long as time lasts. His funeral was held at Drake's Chapel, Monday, April 16th. The remains were buried in the cemetery at Drake's Chapel.

WILHELM, Ella Mae
1866-1945
Bear Creek Cemetery, Bear Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
The Clinton Eye, Clinton MO, Thursday, Aug 23 1945 - Miss Ella Mae Wilhelm was born in Eklo, Maryland March 16, 1866 and passed away on Aug. 17, 1945 at the home of her sister, Mrs. Margaret Robertson of LaDue. When a small child she, with her parents moved to Atlanta, Ill. At the age of 16, the family moved to South Dakota and located at Athal. The Wilhelms were one of the pioneer families of that state. This was her home until she came to LaDue, Mo., nearly five years ago to make her home with her sister, Mrs. Robertson. She joined the church at an early age and has ever been a consistent Christian and a never tiring worker. She leaves to mourn her loss, one sister, Mrs. Robertson, of LaDue, Mo.; four brothers, Ralph of Igloo, S.D., James of Lavallette, N.J., Herbert of Compton, Calif., and Harvery of Rapid City, S.D., and many nieces and nephews. Her father and mother, one sister and four brothers preceded her in death. The funeral was held at the Methodist Church in LaDue, Mo., Sunday, Aug. 19, 1945, and interment made in Bear Creek cemetery. Vansant Funeral Service was in charge. Out of town relatives attending the funeral were: Mr. and Mrs. H.H. Wilhelm of Rapid City, S.D., Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Wilhelm and family, Igloo, S.D., Mr. and Mrs. R.R. Price of Rapid City, S.D., Gerald Wilhelm, Athal, S.D.

WILHELMSON, Dorthy Florentine HARBIT
1929-2014
Laurel Oak Cemetery (W), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Dorthy Florentine Wilhelmson, 85, of Independence, Missouri, formerly of Harrisonville, Missouri, died Thursday, July 24, 2014 at Vitas Hospice in Kansas City, Missouri. Funeral services will be Monday, July 28, 2014 at the Atkinson Funeral Home in Harrisonville. Burial will be in Laurel Oak Cemetery in Windsor, Missouri. Dorthy was born January 8, 1929 in Chilhowee, Missouri, the daughter of Floyd Marion and Ethel Gertrude (Freeman) Harbit. She was a 1947 graduate of Windsor High School, Windsor, Missouri. She married Delbert W. Wilhelmson on November 27, 1946. She moved to Harrisonville in 1952 where she lived until moving to Independence in 2012. Dorthy was a homemaker and enjoyed sewing and crocheting. She was a member of Abiding Love Baptist Church in Harrisonville. Dorthy was preceded in death by her parents, her husband of 56 years, Delbert, on May 30, 2003, a brother, Freeman Harbit, two sisters, Mary Ann Fetters and Marcella Schott. She is survived by two sisters, Sandra Kay Miller and her husband, Curtis, and Zella Lou Johnson, all of Independence, Missouri and many nieces and nephews.

WILHOIT, James M.
1924-1998
Englewood Cemetery (W), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - James M. Wilhoit, son of Len B. and Alice R. (McLaren) Wilhoit, was born August 28, 1924, in Kansas City, Kansas, and died July 21, 1998, at Golden Valley Hospital, Clinton, at the age of 73 years. Jim and Evelyn had lived in Clinton for 40 years. He was a results technician for Kansas City Power Light before he retired in 1986. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, the Clinton Housing Authority where he served as chairman, past member of Clinton School board. He was an umpire for 25 years and timekeeper for the varsity football games and a member of the Booster Club. He was a Navy veteran of World War II. Jim is survived by his wife, Evelyn, of the home; one daughter, Kendra Wilhoit Nash and husband Gary, and two grandchildren, Jennifer Nash and Garen Nash, all of Clinton. Funeral services were held at the Trinity Lutheran Church, Clinton, Friday, July 24. Burial was in the Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

WILKEN, Irene B. J. HARBIT SCHEELE
1909-1998
Laurel Oak Cemetery (W), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Daily Democrat - Irene B. J. Harbit Scheele Wilken, formerly of Sedalia and Windsor, died Saturday, September 26, 1998, at the home of her son in Ft. Smith, Arkansas, where she had lived for the past eight years. She was born May 24, 1909, the daughter of Andrew J. Harbit and Susana Bell (Wyatt) Harbit. She was born to a family of three brothers and two sisters. Later she had two more brothers and one sister that died at birth. She lived in and around Windsor all of her life until she moved to live with her son in Dallas, Texas, and later Ft. Smith. Her grandparents, Wilson and Olive Wyatt, lived with her off and on after she finished school. She grew up with her lifelong friend, Erma Robison. They remained close until Erma's death this past year. Irene worked at the Versailles Shoe Company with Thelma Stevens and later they both married Scheeles. She also worked at the Christian Church in Windsor for Brother Riley who also performed the marriage ceremony of Irene and Forrest E. Scheele on March 4, 1936. The couple lived in and around Windsor for all their married life. On January 6, 1937, their son, Harry Andrew Scheele was born. Harry gave Irene three granddaughters and two great-grandchildren. She was active at the First Christian Church and sang in the choir. She was also a deaconess there for several years. She was a good mother and companion. She cared for the sick and took care of her parents, nephews, sisters-in-law, fathers-in-law and who ever needed her to help them in the last days of their life. Her husband, Forrest Edward Scheele, died on May 14, 1972, at the age of 62 years and one day. On February 14, 1979, she married Carl J. Wilken and she moved to Sedalia where she lived until Carl's death on January 11, 1991. Carl had three children whom she loved and treated as her own. They had sons and daughters, grandchildren and great-grandchildren whom she cherished and loved. In addition to her son and daughter-in-law, Harry A. and Brenda Scheele of Ft. Smith, Arkansas, she is survived by a brother, Frank Harbit, Windsor; a sister-in-law, Mary Harbit, Green Ridge; a brother-in-law, Bill Warren, Windsor; a nephew, Jerry Warren, Windsor; three granddaughters, Mary Tabor, Muldrow, Oklahoma, and Andrea and Debborah Scheele, both of Ft. Smith, Arkansas; two great-grandchildren, Shayne Gill and Dylan Scheele; two step-grandsons, John and Frank Edwards, ft. smith, Arkansas; two step-granddaughters, Alesia Bagwell, Van Buren, Arkansas, and Robin Dodd, Bartlesville, Oklahoma; two stepdaughters, Charlene Heimsoth, Cole Camp, and Emma Lou Meier, Pleasant Grove; a stepson, Carl Wilken, Jr., Sedalia; 11 step-grandchildren and nine step-great-grandchildren. Numerous nephews, including Jerry Dean Warren, also survive. She was preceded in death by four brothers, Wilson, Clarence, Floyd and Waldo; two sisters, Ola Benson and Stella Christian. Funeral services were Wednesday, September 30, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial was in Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

WILKERSON, Lloyd Elton
1928-2016
Laurel Oak Cemetery (W), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Lloyd Elton Wilkerson passed away December 22, 2016 at his home at the Foxwood Springs Retirement Center in Raymore, MO. Lloyd died comfortably and unexpectedly due to a heart condition. The loss is felt by his wife of 62 years, Betty Wilkerson, his son Dr. Brian C. Wilkerson and wife Joni, his grandchildren Elizabeth, Caroline, Brian Jr., Alissa Schrank and husband Tony, Mallory, and step grandsons Tyler and Jonathan Gittins. He will also be dearly missed by his sister Louise, brother O.E. and wife Nina, sister-in-law Vivian and many nieces and nephews. Lloyd felt that he would one day join his deceased son Brock Elton Wilkerson in heaven. Lloyd was born May 2, 1928 in Stanberry, MO. After graduating from Stanberry High School, he joined the Army division of the armed services. He then became a manager of the Milgram Stores, which included supervising the Treasure Stamp Center for 33 years. In retirement, he was employed by Overland Park State Bank for seven years. He was a member and former deacon of the Country Club Christian Church and active in The Anniversary Class. The celebration of life service will be at Country Club Christian Church on Friday, January 6, 2017.

WILKINS, Allen Weston
2000-2007
Morrisville Cemetery, Morrisville, Polk Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Oct 31 2007 - Allen Weston Wilkins, 6, Deepwater, son of Allen and Cindy Wilkins, died Saturday, October 27, 2007, in Children's Mercy Hospital, Kansas City. He was born October 30, 2000, in Clinton. His grandfather, Lavard Wilkins, preceded him in death. He is survived by his parents, Allen and Cindy Wilkins; four brothers, Austin, Caiden, Colton, and Gavin Wilkins, all of Deepwater; paternal grandmother Mabel Wilkins of Walnut Grove; maternal grandparents Robert and Linda Hoffman of Aberdeen, Washington; maternal great-grandparents Donald and Esther Hoffman of Santa Cruz, California, Clifford McCune of Aptos, California, and Joan Schulthies of Nyssa, Oregon; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Funeral services will be Friday, November 2, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Cllinton Ward. Burial will follow in the Morrisville Cemetery, Morrisville, Missouri.

WILKINSON, Fred Sr.
1891-1983
Fred Wilkinson, Sr., 91, Marshall, died February 4, 1983, at Columbia Regional Hospital, where he had been a patient for two weeks. He was a Clinton funeral director for a number of years and he and Mrs. Wilkinson were active in many community projects. He had moved to Marshall four years ago. Mrs. Wilkinson died in January 1970. Mr. Wilkinson was a native Kansan and was born in Neosho Rapids on March 25, 1891, the son of Marquis D. Lafayette Wilkinson and Sarah Robbins Wilkinson. Surviving him are his daughter, Betty Lee Blakeney of Medina, WA; a son, Fred Jr. of Marshall. Funeral services were Monday, February 7, with Masonic rites at Sweeney-Reser Funeral Home in Marshall. Entombment was in Mt. Moriah Cemetery in Kansas City on Tuesday, Feb 8, 1983.

WILLARD, Mary Delores LINDSAY
1928-1998
Antioch Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jun 2 1998 - Mary Delores Willard, daughter of Henry Leroy and Adell (Phillips) Lindsay was born January 16, 1928, in Clinton and died May 19, 1998, at the St. Luke's Medical Center in Kansas City at 11:35 a.m. She was preceded in death by her husband; father Leroy Lindsay; mother Adell Cruz; stepmother Mary R. Lindsay and one brother Chester Hall. Mary Delores is survived by three sons, Wallace McNack Jr. of the home, James Willard and Leroy Willard of Fort Scott, Kansas; one daughter Cadillac McNack of Joplin; two sisters, Berneice Powell of Knob Noster and Ella Mae Grant of Fort Scott, Kansas; one brother Charles L. Hall Sr. of Carthage; 15 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Funeral services were held at the Vansant-Mills Chapel, Sunday, May 24. Burial was in the Antioch Cemetery, Clinton.

WILLARD, Ronald L.
1935-2003
Laurel Oak Cemetery (W), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 1 2003 - Ronald L. Willard, 67, Windsor, died Wednesday evening, March 26, 2003, at Rio Grande Regional Hospital in McAllen, Texas. He was born October 26, 1935, in Kansas City, Kansas, the son of John Russell Willard and Elvene (Grotjon) Willard. On February 2, 1957, in Kansas City, he married Mary Anne Morarite, who survives of the home. After graduation from business school, he worked for Wolferman's in Kansas City. He then moved to Windsor where he worked at the Kroger Grocery store and Harold's Supermarket and then at Bob's AF Super in Sedalia for a total of 35 years. He was a member of the St. Bartholomew Catholic Church, Windsor, and the Windsor Country Club. In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Christy Anne Casey, Windsor; a granddaughter, Kaitlin Williams, Windsor; two brothers, J. R. Willard, Overland Park, Kansas, Kenneth Willard, Tualatin, Oregon; two sisters, Rose Thomas, Kansas City, Kansas, Martha Jane Whithorne, Overland Park, Kansas; numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Louise Taylor. Funeral services were Tuesday, April 1, at the St. Bartholomew Catholic Church. Burial was in Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

WILLCOCKSON, Everett Guy
1921-1984
Carpenter Cemetery, Chilhowee, Johnson Co, MO
Everett Guy Willcockson, 63, Chilhowee, died Saturday at Golden Valley Hospital. He was a lifelong resident of the Blairstown and Chilhowee areas. Mr. Willcockson was a farmer and rural mail carrier. He leaves his wife, Elsie Willcockson, Chilhowee; and Ronnie Willcockson, Centerview; five daughters, Helen Miller, Leeton; Linda Sites and Donna Martin of Clinton; Susan Lankford and Connie Tate of Chilhowee; a brother, Elmer Willcockson, and a sister, Ruth Newman, both of Blairstown. Services will be Tuesday at the Chilhowee Baptist Church with burial to be in Carpenter Cemetery.

WILLCOCKSON, James Elmer
1915-1997
Carpenter Cemetery, Chilhowee, Johnson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - James Elmer Willcockson, 81, Blairstown, died February 16, 1997, at his home. He was born August 16, 1915, near Roseland, the son of Walter and Mary Willcockson. On August 19, 1939, he married Annalee Hilsabeck. Elmer lived most of his life in the Chilhowee and Blairstown area. He was a farmer and a member of the Chilhowee Community Methodist Church. He is survived by his wife, Annalee, of the home; three daughters, Betty B. Bain, Blairstown, Mary L. McConnell, Warrensburg, and Carol J. Hardesty of Arizona; five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews and lots of friends. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Kenneth and Guy Willcockson and a sister, Ruth Newman. Graveside services were held Tuesday, February 18, in Carpenter Cemetery, near Chilhowee.

WILLCOCKSON, Martha DOOLY
abt 1839-1892
Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Springfield Twp, Henry Co, MO
Died at her home two miles north of Leesville, near the Benton county line, on Saturday night September 10, 1892, Mrs. Martha Willcoxen, aged about 50 years. Mrs. Willcoxen was the daughter of Reuben Dooly and Ann Brady and was born in Howard county, Missouri, and immigrated with her parents to Henry county while quite young. She was married to James Willcoxen, now deceased, when about fifteen years of age, and settled on Tebo creek near Leesville, where she has continuously resided. She leaves two children, four brothers, four sisters and a host of friends to mourn her demise. She had been a consecrated member of the Christian church since childhood, and died as she had lived - a firm believer in the promises of a blessed Savior. She was not demonstrative, but a consistent, religious woman at home and everywhere, always wielding an influence for good. As a neighbor Mrs. Willcoxen was kind and obliging; as a wife faithful and true; as a mother, loving, tender and patient; as a Christian, devoted and earnest. She rests from her labors and is safely across the rivers. She was laid to rest beside her husband in Mt. Olivet Cemetery on Sunday evening, Eld. John Giddens conducted the funeral service.

WILLCOCKSON, Ruby Helen CHAMBERS
1932-2012
Mineral Creek Cemetery, Leeton, Johnson Co, MO
Ruby Helen Willcockson, 80, of Leeton, Missouri, died Saturday morning, February 18, 2012, at her home. She was born February 8, 1932, near Windsor, MO, the daughter of Thomas Edward Chambers and Elsie May (Rains) Chambers. On May 14, 1949, in Clinton, MO, she married Gene Edward Willcockson and he survives of the home. Helen worked in the Leeton school system for a number of years as both a cook and secretary, retiring in the early 1990's. She always welcomed extra children in her home and was known for her great cooking. She loved to sew and sunflowers were her favorite flower. She loved hymns and the color yellow. In addition to her husband, Gene, survivors include 4 children, Shirley Willcockson, Leeton, MO; Larry Willcockson, Albuquerque, New Mexico; Susan Griffitt and her husband Bill, Lamar, MO; and Cheryl Anstine and her husband Joe, Leeton, MO; 10 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; 2 step-great-grandchildren; a sister, Zana Blankenship, El Dorado Springs, MO; a sister-in-law, Clara Slagle, Columbia, MO; a brother-in-law, Carl Willcockson, Clinton, MO; and numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews also survive. She was preceded in death by a brother, Elwood Chambers and a sister-in-law, Ida Mae Thurman. Graveside services were held Tuesday, February 21, 2012, at the Mineral Creek Cemetery, Leeton, MO.

WILLEMS, Ethel GRAGG
1900-1998
Appleton City Cemetery, Appleton City, St. Clair Co, MO
Clinton Daily Democrat - Ethel Gragg Willems was born August 7, 1900, to George and Minnie (Roach) Gragg. At five years of age she moved with her parents, three brothers and one sister, near Rockville. She graduated from Appleton City High School in 1918. On February 26, 1925, she was married to Edward B. "Puckie" Willems and resided on a farm eight miles southeast of Appleton City, except living in Osceola for a few years. Ethel had been a member of the First Christian Church in Appleton City, was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, the Rebecca Lodge and the Women's Jefferson Club of Appleton City. After her husband's death on January 3, 1970, she sold their farm and moved to a home in Appleton City where she lived until June 1980. She then moved to an apartment at Foxwood Springs Living Center at Raymore, which is owned by the National Benevolent Association of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). Ethel became a charter member of the Raymore Christian Church and participated in the many activities of the church and the Living Center as long as her health permitted. Survivors include a nephew, Jackie Gragg of Appleton City; five nieces, Armilda and Cleta McEwan, both of Appleton City, Betty Gragg Burrow of Osceola, Linda Gragg Tindill of White Lake, Michigan, and Claudia Gragg Dykal of Sugar Creek, and many great-nieces and great-nephews. Funeral services were at Hill & Son Funeral Home, Appleton City, Sunday, October 11. Burial was in the Appleton City Cemetery.

WILLENBRING, Eleanor A. BETTELS
1911-2006
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jun 16 2006 - Eleanor A. Willenbring of Perryville, died June 10, 2006, at Monticello House in Jackson at the age of 95 years, four months and six days. She was born February 4, 1911, in Montrose, the daughter of Bernard B. and Minnie Ann (Cook) Bettels. She married Frank Leo Willenbring on June 1, 1933. He preceded her in death June 10, 1986. She was the owner-operator of Willenbrings Hatchery. She is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law and two daughters and sons-in-law, Joseph and Frances Willenbring of Jackson, James and Toni Willenbring of Jackson, Elizabeth and Charles O'Hara of Bow, Washington, and Carol and Tom L'Hote of Green Cove, Florida; one sister, Magdalen Swaters of Montrose; nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. She was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church and Daughters of Isabella. She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; two brothers, Leo and Clem, and three sisters, Sr. Francita, Sr. Marietta and Rose Judge. Funeral Mass was Thursday, June 15, at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. Burial was in Mount Hope Cemetery.

WILLETT, Betty Jean HALSEY
1937-2007
Englewood Cemetery (W), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jul 20 2007 - Betty Jean Willett, 70, died Wednesday, July 18, 2007 at her home in Greeley, Colorado. Funeral services will be held 2:00 pm, Tuesday, July 24 at Consalus Funeral Home with burial in Englewood Cemetery. Betty was born January 29, 1937, in Clinton, daughter of Earl Marion and Lola Betty Harrelson Halsey. She was married to Leslie Willett on November 29, 1958 in Kansas City. Betty had lived in Washington D.C., New Carlisle, Indiana and Denver, Colorado prior to moving to Greeley, Colorado in 2003. Betty was a homemaker and loved to play bingo, going to Blackhawk, spending time with family and especially the grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; one son, Terry Lee Willett and three great-grandchildren, Lindsey, April and Angel. Survivors include her husband, Leslie of the home; three sons, William Willett, South Bend, Indiana; Christopher Willett, Greeley, Colorado; Timothy Willett, New Carlisle, Indiana; two daughters, Debbie Stogsdill, Greeley, Colorado; Sharon Fedowitz, Fredericksburg, Virginia; one brother, Bill Halsey, Branson; fourteen grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

WILLEY, Margaret CLAY RECTOR ELLIOTT
1835-1914
Grant Cemetery, Creighton, Cass Co, MO
Margaret A. (Clay) Willey was born in Washington County, PA., January 16, 1835, and died at her home southwest of Blairstown on Wednesday morning. April 22, 1914, at 1 a.m., aged 79 years, 3 months, and 6 days. She was married to Henry E. Rector, November 29, 1869, and who passed from this life on April 8, 1875. To this union were born three children, two dying in infancy. The one surviving son, William H. Rector, has lived in this community and cared for his mother until her death. The only other surviving relative is Thomas S. Clay, a brother, who returned from California about three years ago to assist in caring for his sister. She united with the Presbyterian Church while young in Pennsylvania and afterwards for a short time held membership in the U.B. church and then reunited with the Presbyterian Church in Blairstown, where she remained a consistent member until her death. In 1882, she was married to Leonard Elliott, who passed away January 7, 1886. On December 27, 1891, she was married to the Rev. Henry Willey, who still survives her. She was an old and honored member of the community, well and favorably known and she will be greatly missed. In late years she was a great sufferer and her transition will no doubt be a blessing to her. The funeral services were held at Brushy Church Thursday morning April 23rd, and afterwards was laid away in the Grant Cemetery. A large concourse of old neighbors and friends were present to pay their last respects to the deceased.

WILLHITE, Etta Alice MERRITT
1920-2013
Laurel Oak Cemetery (W), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Alice Willhite, 92, of Windsor, Missouri, died late Friday evening, February 15, 2013, at St. Luke’s Hospital in Kansas City, Mo. She was born November 5, 1920, in Maysville, Mo., the daughter of Elta Columbus Merritt and Chloe Alice (Bennitt) Merritt. Alice worked, in Kansas City, Mo., for the Briny-Marlin Garmet Factory, for over 20 years and later for the Camp Fire Girls for over 5 years. She enjoyed reading, playing bingo at the Windsor Senior Center, and “going to the boats.” Survivors include a son, Lloyd Willhite, Windsor, Mo.; a daughter, Mary Jane Dixon, Houston, Texas; a brother, Harvey Merritt, Alvarado, Tx.; a sister, Menecy Wilson, Madison, Wisconsin; 3 grandchildren; a great-granddaughter and numerous nieces and nephews. Alice was preceded in death by a great-grandson, Michael Willhite; 4 brothers, Ralph Merritt; Roy O. Merritt; Vern Y. Merritt and Billy Lee Merritt; 2 sisters, Nellie King and Bessie Goodrich. Graveside funeral services will be Tuesday, February 19, 2013, at the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

WILLHITE, Michael Thorne
1990-2006
Cable Ridge Cemetery, Climax Springs, Camden Co, MO
Windsor MO - Michael Willhite, 16, of Windsor, Missouri, died unexpectedly Friday, September 1, 2006, at the Golden Valley Memorial Hospital in Clinton, Mo. He was born March 30, 1990, in Clinton, Mo., the son of Cassi Lynn Willhite. Michael was a student at Windsor High School and had just received his drivers license. He was getting ready, with help from his Grandpa Lloyd, to restore a Chevrolet El Camino vehicle to drive. Michael enjoyed the rock group “HIM”, playing video games and working with computers. Survivors include his mother, Cassi L. Willhite, Windsor, Mo.; maternal grandparents, Genie and Lloyd Willhite, Windsor, Mo.; maternal great-grandmother, Alice Willhite, Kansas City, Mo.; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins, including a special cousin, Dustin Hargett. Funeral services will be Wednesday, September 6, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial will be in the Cable Ridge Cemetery, Climax Springs, Mo.

WILLIAMS, Alonzo Irvin
1850-1922
Englewood Cemetery (W), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - A. I. Williams died at his home on East Franklin Street at 9:15 last Saturday night (May 6 1922) with heart trouble. He had been suffering with leakage of the heart for the past 15 years and in failing health. The day he died he was as well as usual, however, and retired about 8:00. He soon called his wife and said he would have to sit up and expired about an hour later. Alonzo Irvin Williams was born in Noble County, Ohio April 25, 1850. He married Miss Mary E. Neptune on April 23, 1872. It was on this date, last month that they enjoyed a family reunion at their home with their children and their families present to celebrate their Golden Wedding Anniversary. It was indeed a happy day and at that time a picture was taken of the family group which will now be doubly precious since the dear father and husband has been called away. Eight children were born to this union. One daughter and one son having gone to their heavenly home. There are left to comfort their mother six sons, Cliff, who lives 9 miles northeast of Clinton; Earl, near Clinton; Ivey, east of Clinton; Clyde, southeast of Clinton; Estes, south of Clinton; and Oscar, southwest of Deepwater. He also leaves 12 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. Mr. Williams was a good Christian man. A number of years ago he was converted and united with the White Oak Methodist Church, then after moving to Clinton, he moved his membership to the Clinton Church. The funeral services were conducted Monday afternoon (May 8, 1922) at his late home by Dr. Haney, after which his remains were laid to rest in Englewood Cemetery with the Odd Fellow ceremony of which he was a member.

WILLIAMS, Alonzo Jones
1909-1994
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Alonzo J. Williams, 85, died Tuesday, September 27 at Park Lane Hospital, Raytown. He was born in Henry County and had lived in the Kansas City area for many years. He is survived by his wife, Louise; two brothers, Roger Williams of Minneapolis, Minnesota, and Robert E. Williams of Calhoun; two sisters, Josephine Knight, Sedalia, and Aileen Williams, Phoenix, Arizona. Also surviving are many nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends. Funeral services are Saturday, October 1, at Hinton Funeral Home in Raytown. Burial will follow in Calhoun Cemetery.

WILLIAMS, Betty Lou DAUGHERTY
1928-2011
Englewood Cemetery (W), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Mar 4 2011 - Betty Lou Williams, daughter of James Daniel and Margaret Alene (Crawford) Daugherty, was born September 6, 1928, in Blairstown. She died on January 29, 2011, at her home in rural Clinton at the age of 82 years. Betty graduated from Clinton High School. She then attended Central Missouri State University, Warrensburg. Betty was united in marriage to Doyle W. Williams on July 22, 1950, in Clinton. She loved the outdoors and especially working with flowers. She also liked to travel. She was a member of Henrietta Extension Club and attended the Fairmont Christian Church and Independence Bible Church. Betty is survived by her husband, Doyle Williams; one daughter, Diane Sanders and husband, Bob, Independence; three sons, Stephen Williams of Clinton, Ron Williams of Prairie Village, Kansas, and James Williams of Independence; two brothers, James Daugherty and wife, Donna, and Robert Daugherty, all of Clinton. Memorial services were held at Vansant-Mills Chapel on Friday, February 4. Inurnment was in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

WILLIAMS, Billie I.
1927-2012
Englewood Cemetery (W), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 16 2012 - Billie I. Williams, 84, Urich, died Thursday, January 12, 2012, at Research Belton Hospital, Belton. Funeral services will be Wednesday, January 18, at Vansant-Mills Chapel, Clinton, with interment in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton. Billie was born in Henry County, the youngest of four children, born to Ivey Lee and Lillie Cathyrn "Kate" (Dunning) Williams. He served in the Merchant Marines during W.W. II and was in the National Guard. He married Norma Lee Sanders on August 8, 1947. Billie was co-owner of Williams Rock Co. before retiring. He was a heavy equipment operator, building many ponds and lakes. He also farmed and raised cattle. Billie enjoyed attending numerous sports events with his nephew John Williams and wife, Judy, he also enjoyed watching sports on television. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and gardening or helping friends, neighbors and family in any way he could. In his spare time he enjoyed assembling jigsaw puzzles. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ivey Lee and Kate Williams; one son, Chris Williams; two brothers, Cyril Williams and I. L. Williams, Jr., and one sister, Doris Reader. Billie is survived by his wife, Norma Williams of the home; one son, Alex Williams of Prairie Village, Kansas; two daughters, Nicki Greenwood and husband, Bill, Adrian, and Jerri Passe and husband, David, Marshall, as well as three grandchildren, Robin Cott, Matthew Rasse and Jessica Rasse, and three great-grandchildren, Makayla Rasse, Jackson Cott and Baron Rasse.

WILLIAMS, Bonnie Jean BRECHT
1921-2004
Englewood Cemetery (W), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Nov 3 2004 - Bonnie Jean Brecht Williams was born in Cottonwood Falls, Kansas, on May 27, 1921, and passed from this earthly life on September 25, 2004, in Clinton. She was the fourth of five children born to John Brecht and Grace Brooks Brecht. Losing her mother before her fourth birthday and her father just one year later, Jean, sister Doris and brother John, came to live in Clinton with their maternal grandmother Doris Brooks. Brother Victor and sister Louise were raised by their paternal grandmother Brecht in Kansas. Jean attended Clinton schools until her senior year when she moved back to Kansas, graduating from Oswego High School in 1939. She then returned to Clinton. When she was 20-years-old she had her first date with I. L. Williams Jr. It was six-cent night at the movies and was the best six cents I. L. ever spent. He taught her how to drive, married her and together they raised three children and hosted Clinton's first foreign exchange student. She shared I. L. with his country as he served in World War II. Jean did not work outside the home, but loved cooking and entertained family and friends many, many times. Her avid love for flowers led to her helping form Clinton's first Federated Garden Club (Twilight). The club's efforts have produced many beautiful areas in Clinton's landscape. She was part of the Nifty Needlers Sewing Club. both of these groups share over 50 years of memories. Also over the 50-years mark was the Saturday night group of friends who gathered weekly throughout the years to exchange love and support as their families grew. Jean was active in the Clinton United Methodist Church for over 50 years through the United Methodist women and wore many large and small hats in God's service. Much volunteer work was shared throughout the community when she saw a need. Together with I. L., Jean supported the Henry County Historical Society. They both had a great love of preserving the wealth of history of our city and county. She was always a good neighbor wherever her home might be. She loved flowers and birds, music and children. The 50-year celebrations in all of their life endeavors have been golden memories that both Jean and I. L. have treasured. Their children and grandchildren have witnessed the reality that friendship and sharing are what life is all about. Jean will be sadly missed by her surviving children, Kathy Odom of Kansas City, John Williams and wife Judy, and Linda Wilson and husband Bob, Clinton, Haideh Nezam Lightfoot and husband Don, Spokane, Washington; six grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and seven step-great-grandchildren. Also surviving are one brother John Brecht and Betty of Clinton and one sister Louise Lenke of Bakersfield, California, and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, by her husband of over 60 years, I. L. Williams Jr.; one brother Victor Brecht; one sister Doris Vanderburg. Funeral services were held September 28 at the Clinton United Methodist Church. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

WILLIAMS, Bryan J.
1923-2005
Englewood Cemetery (W), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 7 2005 - Bryan J. Williams, 81, Foristell, died Wednesday, January 5, 2005. He was born September 17, 1923, in St. Joseph, the son of Bryan J. Williams and Ola Mae Bohannon Williams. He served in the United States Navy during World War II. He was an assembly worker in the automotive industry. He is survived by his wife Cora Juanita Williams, Foristell; two daughters, Sharon Williams of Foristell and Connie Mechlin, Wright City; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents. Funeral services are Saturday, January 8, at Pitman Funeral Home, 909 Pitman Ave., Wentzville. Graveside services will be Monday, January 10, at Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

WILLIAMS, C. Whit.
1858-1928
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
C. Whit. Williams was born in Rockingham County, near Harrisonburg, Virginia, in 1858, and passed away at his home in Calhoun Monday evening, August 20, 1928, at the age of 70 years. His parents having died when he was a small boy, the exact day of his birth was unknown. When but a small boy he came to Missouri and lived in Cooper county for a very few years, later going back to Virginia where he entered a Military Academy. After graduating from the Military Academy he went to work on a newspaper at Harrisonburg, where he learned his profession. Mr. Williams followed the newspaper work which took him to the states of Kansas, Ohio, Illinois, and a number of newspapers in this state. Mr. Williams was the founder of the Slater Russler. Just before starting the Russler, he was owner and editor of the Slater Index. He loved and worshiped the newspaper game, having retired to private life about 9 years ago, after starting the Calhoun Star, which at one time was the Calhoun Clarion. At the time of his death he also had a fully-equipped plant stored in his building here in Calhoun, with hopes of some day he would feel like entering a new field at any time. For hours at a time he would fondle over the type, setting it up and tearing it down just merely to keep his fingers limbered up, because he hated so much to see his wrinkled hands get to a place where they could no more handle the type. On April 15, 1883, he was united in marriage to Lizzie R. Perkins, at Slater, Saline county Mo., who survives, and who all of these years had not only been a wife and helpmate but a partner in the newspaper work. For the past nine months of Mr. Williams' illness, Mrs. Williams has been right at the bedside to administer everything within her power to relieve the pains which were gradually making this good old soul weaker. In early boyhood Mr. Williams joined the methodist church, later changing to the Quaker faith, of which he kept the rest of his days. Funeral services were held at the home and at the graveside, with burial in the Calhoun cemetery. Thus passeth the life of a good soul who has spent many and many a year for the betterment of the communities in which he lived.

WILLIAMS, Calvin
1830-1879
Fields Creek Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Henry County Democrat, Aug 28 1879 - About two months ago Calvin Williams, an old and highly respected citizen living near Clinton, was sent to the Fulton Asylum to be treated for mental derangement. He had been afflicted with a long and painful illness which affected his mind. He had nearly recovered from this mental affliction, when his wife received a sudden summons to come to him, that he was very ill. She left last Saturday and he died the following day. The disease was typhoid fever. The remains arrived at his place Tuesday morning and were consigned to the tomb with Masonic honors at the family burying ground 2 1/2 miles from Clinton. The deceased was about 49 years of age and leaves a most estimable wife and a large family of children who will sadly miss him. He was in every respect a good and true man, and was loved and respected by all who knew him. A large concourse followed his remains to their last resting place - thus paying last sad respects for the dead as typical of their regards for him while living.

WILLIAMS, Carl Clifton
1906-1926
Englewood Cemetery (W), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Carl Clifton Williams, the eldest son of Clyde and Mabel Williams, who reside on a farm just east of Deepwater, Mo., was drowned while swimming with others in the Smoky Hill river, near Enterprise, Kans., on Wednesday evening, June 16, 1926. Carl left Deepwater in his Ford car Sunday afternoon, accompanied by Ernest Luther, to seek employment in the Kansas harvest fields. They secured work from a farmer near Enterprise and worked Wednesday afternoon, then went to the river below a dam for a swim where he was drowned in water some 20 feet deep. All that could be done to rescue him was done, but his body was not recovered until twenty hours later. The news of his death was received by his parents, Thursday morning, and the father, accompanied by others hastened to Enterprise and returned with the body Saturday afternoon. The funeral services were held from the Baptist church at Deepwater Sunday afternoon, by his pastor, James D. Briggs, after which his body was borne to the Englewood cemetery, where it was tenderly laid to rest. The whole community was moved at the news of the death of the boy and perhaps the largest crowd that ever attended a funeral here, was in attendance at this service. Carl was born on a farm four miles northwest of Deepwater, Nov. 18, 1906. He resided with his parents in the home where he had worked at the Dickey plant for some time. He loved his home very much and delighted much in serving his parents and his brothers and sisters in the home. He was a very likable boy and had many friends. He was a member of the local camp of Modern Woodmen, who attended the funeral in a body and took part in the service. Carl was also a devout Christian boy, having been converted some five years ago, and united with the Bethlehem Baptist church, which relation he sustained at the time of his death. Besides his grief stricken parents and grandparents, he leaves four sisters and two brothers, a number of uncles, aunts, cousins and a host of friends to mourn his departure. Two brothers and a sister preceded him to the Glory World.

WILLIAMS, Chancy Ernest
1886-1917
Englewood Cemetery (W), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Chancy Williams died at his home, about 4 miles southwest of town, at 11:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 18th, after a short illness of pneumonia. On the Thursday morning before he went to the field to work, although he was feeling badly, and only went around the field once, when he had to return to the house. He was unable to unharness his horses, and went to bed. Pneumonia developed in both lungs. All that was possible for human hands and medical skill to do was done, in hopes of sparing his life, but to no avail. His devoted wife and his brothers were constantly at his bedside, and a nurse was also in attendance. Deceased had lived in this county all his life. He was born on a farm, one mile north of Piper, and was 30 years, 5 months and 16 days old. Eight years ago last September he was united in marriage with Miss Myrtle Hereford, of near Deepwater, who survives him with three little daughters: Flossie, Florence and Fern. He also leaves his parents, A. I. Williams and wife, living on East Franklin Street, and six brothers - Clifton, Oscar, Earl, Clyde, Estes and Ivy Williams. He was the fifth of seven brothers and the first one to be taken away. The only sister, Mrs. Mattie Davis, died two years ago. He was held in high esteem by a wide circle of friends, who were grieved to hear of his death, and deeply sympathize with the bereaved ones in this time of great sorrow. The funeral services were held at his late home Friday, and the remains were laid to rest in Englewood Cemetery. His six brothers acted as pall bearers. Mrs. William's mother, Mrs. Mike Hereford, and her brother and sister, Guy and Iva, from Illinois, arrived a few days before his death; also four cousins; Alonzo Williams, and John Duncan, of Marrisville, and Lindsay and Homer Williams, of Aldrich, came to attend the funeral.

WILLIAMS, Charles Asher "Chuck" Jr.
1936-2006
Longview Memorial Gardens, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, May 17 2006 - Charles Asher "Chuck" Williams Jr., 69, of Lee's Summit, MO, died Monday, May 15, 2006 at St. Joseph Medical Center. Funeral services will be held Thursday, May 18, 2006, at Longview Funeral Home, burial to follow in Longview Memorial Gardens. Chuck was born November 13, 1936 in Kansas City, MO to Asher and Doris (Nielsen) Williams. He was a 1954 graduate of Clinton High School, Clinton, MO and attended Drury College, the University of Missouri at Columbia and graduated from CTI/DeVry in 1959. He was a US Navy veteran serving from 1960 to 1963. Chuck was a computer design engineer for Western Electric, retiring from Lucent in 1996 after 31 years. Chuck was preceded in death by his parents Asher and Doris Williams. He is survived by his wife of 47 years Judy Williams of the home; daughter Crysti and her husband Mark Deininger of Kansas City, MO; son Cory and wife Lori Williams, Greenwood, MO; son Chris Williams, Topeka, KS; sister Linda Shackelford, South Salem, NY and three grandchildren, Austin Williams, Danielle Williams, and Katie Deininger.

WILLIAMS, Charles C. Dr.
1822-1895
Englewood Cemetery (W), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Nov 23 1895 - Last week, it was our pleasure to announce the incorporation of the Williams Drug Co., successors to the long-established drug business of Dr. C. C. Williams, the incorporators being his wife and eldest son, Charles V. This week it becomes our sad duty to chronicle the death of the venerable doctor, which occurred at an early hour last Monday morning. The deceased was born in Wheeling, West Virginia, June 22, 1822. In 1830, his parents moved to Harrison county, Ohio where he grew to manhood. Was educated at Allegheny College, Meadville, Pa. Served in the Mexican War and graduated in medicine at Sterling Medical College, class of 1854-55. Located in Atchison county, Mo. in 1856, where he continued the practice of his profession until 1867, when he moved to Clinton. After a short practice here, he purchased an interest in the drug business of Estes & Stone, buying out W. S. Stone's interest. This business was then conducted on the south side of the square in an old red front frame building, remembered by many of our older residents. Two years later, he became the sole proprietor. The fire fiend caused several changes of location and for a number of years, the business has been on the west side. Dr. Williams was a plain, blunt man; widely known and respected. His wife and seven children survive him. Funeral was at the family residence on West Franklin street.

WILLIAMS, Christopher A.
1970-2010
Englewood Cemetery (W), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Oct 19 2010 - Chris A. Williams died peacefully at his home on August 24, 2010, surrounded by family: Jeff Copeland, Diane and Dick Hall. Other family members: Jane and Ron Newton, Jeremy and Sara Newton and Camden, Alyson and Josh Voelkerding and Wyatt and Steve, Lana and Greg Hall. Chris was born in Lee's Summit on March 7, 1970. He graduated from Lee's Summit High School in 1988 and graduated with an Associate of Arts degree from Washburn University in Topeka, Kansas, in 1992. He was employed by Eastern Kansas Health Care System for 22 years in Topeka and Leavenworth (VA hospitals) in Behavioral Health and Surgery. He was a member of the Sertoma Club of Leavenworth County and a deacon at the First Christian Church in Leavenworth. Graveside services were held on Friday, August 27, at Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

WILLIAMS, Clint
n/a-1936
Clint Williams Dead - Clinton friends have received word of the death of Clint Williams, for many years a resident here. Information about his death was very meager, as the only facts received were that he was found dead in the cabin on his claim near Cheyenne Wells, Colo. He lived alone and it is not known how long he had been dead before the body was found. Mr. Williams was the youngest son of Dr. C. C. Williams, founder of the C. C. Williams Drug Store in Clinton, and brother of Charles V. Williams, who owned the store preceding the present ownership. Deceased was born in Clinton about 65 years ago and made his home here until about 1919, when he went to Colorado to live on a ranch. While in Clinton, he worked for a pottery.

WILLIAMS, Clyde
1883-1906
Clyde Williams Dies At Iron Mountain - Clyde Williams, 79, former Henry Countian, died in his sleep Jan. 9 at his home at Iron Mountain, Mo., where he and his wife had lived the last seven years. Funeral services were held Jan. 12 at West Florissant Baptist Church in Jennings, Mo., where they moved in 1927 from Clinton. Mr. Williams, born Sept. 21, 1883, in Ohio, came with his parentes, the late Mr. And Mrs. Alonzo Williams, to Henry County when a small child. He had lived on farms in the vicinities which included Brownington, Behtlehem, and Golden Gate. A sister, Mrs. Mattie Davis, and three brothers, Chauncey, Estes and Oscar, preceded him in death. On Jan. 17, 1906, he married Miss Mabel Pritchard of Deepwater and they settled in the Golden Gate neighborhood where they became charter members of the Golden Gate Baptist Church. Upon moving to Bethlehem they transferred to the Bethlehem Baptist Church where Mr. Williams served as deacon. Eleven children blessed this union, five of whom preceded him in death, namely, Carl, Wayne, Paul, Evelyn, and James. Upon moving to Jennings, Mo., in 1927 he operated the Hamilton Market for 10 years before going into semi-retirement, busying himself then with carpenter work. Besides his wife he leaves two sons, Raymond and Clyde Hazel, St. Louis; four daughters, Mrs. Elsie Parker, Mrs. Merle McCormick, St. Louis, Mrs. Avis Stopke, Florida, and Mrs. Betty Bakula, Denver, Colo., 16 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; three brothers, Clifton, Webb City, Mo., Earl, Calhoun, I. L. Williams Sr., Deepwater; many other relatives and friends. Among those from Henry County attending the funeral services were Mr. And Mrs. I. L. Williams, Sr., Deepwater; Earl Williams, Calhoun; Mrs. Mary Williams, Mrs. Ralph Reader and Cyril Williams, Clinton.

WILLIAMS, Cynthia W. RIPLEY JAY
1816-1903
Bethlehem Cemetery, Bethlehem Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Missouri, Aug 8 1903 - Died, another one of Clinton's sainted mothers, Cynthia W. Williams, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. John Elliott, East Wilson street, which was also her home, Thursday evening, July 30, at 7:50 after an illness of a little over a week, with the infirmities of old age, aged 87. She was the daughter of Rev. David Bradfield Ripley; was twice married, her first husband being David Jay and second, Cornelius Williams. To her second marriage were born two daughters. Her surviving daughter, Mrs. John Elliott, is left to mourn the loss of a true and noble Christian mother, whose wise counsels have ever been of great comfort. Friday noon, short prayer was conducted at the late residence, then the remains were taken to Bethlehem where Rev. Ramsey conducted the funeral and the body was then laid to rest by the side of her last husband and one daughter, in Bethlehem cemetery. She was born in Conn. June 29, 1816. Her father graduated at Yale in 1798 and was pastor of the congregational Church at Marlborough, Conn. about 25 years. He died at Endor, Illinois. After she married Mr. Williams, they moved to Henry county in 1856. Mr. Williams died in Bethlehem township near 30 years ago. He was a blacksmith and was much beloved by their neighbors. He died soon after the death of their daughter and was buried by her in Bethlehem. She united with the Presbyterian church many years ago.

WILLIAMS, Cyril Barr
1916-1996
Englewood Cemetery (W), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Cyril Barr Williams was born April 6, 1916, in Clinton, the son of Ivey Lee and Catherine Dunning Williams. He died Saturday, December 22, 1996, at the Golden Valley Memorial Hospital in Clinton at the age of 80. Mr. Williams was a lifelong resident of Clinton. On May 10, 1941, in Calhoun, he was united in marriage to Georgia Irene Merriman. Mr. Williams was a respected businessman in the area. He was co-owner of the Williams Rock Company prior to his retirement. For a number of years he operated a clock repair shop and was well known for his ability to repair antique clocks. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Clinton and the Missouri Limestone Producers Association. He is survived by his wife Georgia, of the home; two sons, Ronald D. Williams and wife Linda, and Richard J. Williams and wife Sheila, all Clinton; two brothers, I. L. Williams Jr., Clinton and Billie Williams, Urich; one sister, Doris Reader, Warrensburg; three granddaughters, Michelle Williams, Springfield, Melinda Owens and husband Shawn, Joplin, and Kelly Williams, Clinton; one brother-in-law, Clyde Merriman, Appleton City; many nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by a grandson, Timothy Williams. Funeral services were held Tuesday, December 24, at the First Baptist Church, Clinton. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery.

WILLIAMS, Dorene Marie WEIR
1945-2011
Maplewood & Brownington Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 26 2011 - Dorene Marie Williams, 65, Brownington, died Saturday, April 23, 2011, at her home. She was under the care of Peggy and Connie with Compassus Hospice of Osceola. Dorene was born August 14, 1945, in Independence to Charles and Betty Curtis Weir. In December 1976, Dorene married Russell Williams in Oklahoma. Dorene retired from Merriam Laboratories in 1996 and made her home in Brownington. She was very active in church organizations and served several years as the treasurer for Parks Chapel Baptist Church. Dorene enjoyed cooking, crocheting and taking care of her many gardens. She also enjoyed I spending time with her family, her dogs and reading her Bible every night before she went to sleep. Dorene was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Russell; two children, Debbie Neufled and Edward Frey; two brothers, Dennis and Ricky Weir, and one sister Shirley Jean Pennington. She is survived by two sons, Dale Dyke and wife, Elizabeth, and Steven Frey and wife Sharon, both of Brownington; three brothers, Charles Weir of Illinois, Larry Weir (Sharon) of Kingsville and Jeff Weir of Brownington; three sisters, Charlene Doolin (Steve) of Raytown, Nancy Brown of Indiana and Debra Pemberton (J.W.) of Brownington; three grandchildren, Steven Frey Jr., Alex Neufled and Amber Spies; four great-grandchildren, Tyler, Brylee, Shelby and Bradley, and many nieces and nephews. Graveside services will be held Thursday, April 28, at Maplewood Cemetery in Brownington.

WILLIAMS, Doris Olive NIELSEN
1911-2005
Englewood Cemetery (W), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, May 25 2005 - Doris Olive Williams, 94, Clinton, died Monday, May 23, 2005, at John Knox Village, Lee's Summit. Funeral services will be held Thursday, May 26, 2 p.m. at Clinton United Methodist Church, under the direction of Consalus Funeral Home. Interment will be in Englewood Cemetery. She was born March 24, 1911, in Eldorado, Kansas, the daughter of the late John N. and Laura Emma (Edmonds) Nielsen. She grew up in Lowry City, attended Cottey College in Nevada, studying piano, voice and violin and toured throughout Oklahoma, Kansas and Missouri with the Glee Club and College Quartet. She married Charles A. Williams IV of Clinton, who died April 24, 1995. Asher and Doris were both active in civic affairs in Clinton. She was a member of Poly Credo Bible Club, Alice Crome Bible Club, PEO, sang in the Methodist Church Choir, directed Youth Choir, taught a boys' Sunday School class, was president of the PTA at Franklin School and was involved in many other school and church activities. She is survived by her son Charles Asher Williams V, his wife Judy, Lee's Summit; her daughter Linda Shackelford and her husband David Sachs of South Salem, New York; six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

WILLIAMS, E. M.
abt 1848-1901
Clinton Missouri, Nov 16 1901 - E. M. Williams, who was manager of G. M. Casey's big Shorthorn breeding farm in Henry County died at the Sister's Hospital in Kansas City yesterday afternoon. He was 53 and a native of Maryland. He had been a stockman in Texas, where his brother, J.F. Williams, of Ft. Worth, now owns a stock ranch. A very practical man, he studied the science of cattle breeding and thoroughly understood it. He was a proud man when, at the recent cattle show, men under his direction led into the ring fifty pure blood Shorthorns, all belonging to Col. Casey and all cattle of his own raising or finishing for show purposes. His death was due to pneumonia. He probably will be buried in Maryland.

WILLIAMS, Earl George
1881-1968
Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Springfield Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Earl George Williams was born in (Noble County) Ohio on February 2, 1881 and died April 30, 1968. He was the son of Alonzo and Mary (Neptune) Williams. As a small boy, he came to Henry County with his parents, where his entire life was spent with the exception of a few months in Kansas. He was married to Clara Jones on March 5, 1904, and they were the parents of eight children, seven of whom survive. One died in infancy, and Mrs. Williams preceded her husband in death July 2, 1947. He was converted and baptized at Mt. Olivet Baptist Church in October 1905. He was ordained a deacon in the same church in April 1923, where he served faithfully as long as health permitted. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Wayne (Theta) Johnson of Route 2, Clinton, Mrs. Josephine Johnson of Springfield, and Miss Aileen Williams of Phoenix, Ariz.; four sons, Robert Williams, Calhoun, Alonzo Williams of Kansas City, Leo Max, Paola, Kans., Roger Williams, Minneapolis, Minn., a brother, Ivy Williams, Deepwater; 16 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, a large number of nieces and nephews and many friends. Funeral services were held Friday, May 3, at the Mt. Olivet Baptist Church. Burial was in the Mt. Olivet Cemetery.

WILLIAMS, Emory
1921-2002
Laurel Oak Cemetery (W), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jul 22 2002 - Emory Williams, 80, Warsaw, died early Sunday morning, July 21, 2002, at the Western Missouri Medical Center in Warrensburg. He was born November 7, 1921, in Cole Camp, the son of Albert Ezekiel Williams and Ada Frances (Wingate) Williams. Mr. Williams worked for the Kansas City Street Department as a heavy equipment operator for 17 years. He served in the United States Army during World War II. He was a member of the Baptist faith. He is survived by two daughters, Lana Williams, Lee's Summit, and Landra Bunge, Springfield; three sons, Daryle Williams and Duane Williams, both of Springfield, Darren Williams, Cameron; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two brothers, Grady Williams, Windsor, and Oleph Williams, Independence; two sisters, Norine Coffey, Windsor, and Glenna Rex, Raytown; numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by two sisters. Funeral services will be Wednesday, July 24, 1:30 p.m. at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial will be in the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

WILLIAMS, Estes Pearl
1890-1950
Englewood Cemetery (W), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Calhoun MO - The large concourse of friends at the funeral service of Estes Williams Wednesday, December 13, at the Calhoun Baptist Church attested to the esteem of this resident who died Monday, December 11, at the Clinton General Hospital, following days and weeks of pain and suffering. Burial was at Englewood. Estes Williams was genuine. He embodied kindness, enriched with the sincerity and humility of the Christ-possessed life. Converted at the age of 18, he united with the Golden Gate Baptist Church where he was a faithful member and deacon. When the family moved to the Mt. Olivet neighborhood, Mr. Williams took his membership there and later united with the Calhoun Church. Living first things first, Estes Williams attended Sunday School and all other services of his church, ever giving of his talents to the Master. He exemplified neighborliness in its truest sense, and while hospitalized and suffering intensely, friends reciprocated in full measure. At that time 26 of his neighbors took corn pickers, wagons, and trucks to his farm, and there gathered and binned the 1950 corn crop. Estes Pearl Williams, son of Alonzo and Mary Williams, was born near Urich, Mo., March 10, 1890, and died December 11, 1950. He was married to Mary Anna Braun April 12, 1911, and to this union eight children were born: Phillip and Russell, Kansas City, Mo.; Daisie Plumb, Sunflower, Kan.; Ellen Daley, Los Angeles, Calif.; Dorothy Arnold, Wallace, Idaho; Ruth Parks, John and Paul of near Calhoun, all of whom will comfort their mother, also 11 grandchildren whom the deceased loved dearly. Mr. Williams' four brothers are: Cliff, Kansas City, Kan.; Clyde, St. Louis; Earl, near Calhoun; and Ivey, Deepwater.

WILLIAMS, Esther Lois PARKS
1911-1996
Parks Chapel Cemetery, Leesville Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Daily Democrat - Esther Lois Parks Williams was born February 8, 1911, in Coal, the daughter of Lewis T. and Nellie Martin Parks. She died Thursday, December 19, 1996, at the Golden Valley Memorial Hospital in Clinton at the age of 85. Esther was a lifelong resident of the Tightwad area. On December 22, 1928, she was married to Clarence L. Williams, who preceded her in death February 15, 1989. Mrs. Williams worked for many years as a cook for the Leesville school system. She was an excellent cook and the kids in school received many special treats and they loved her for cooking their favorites. She was a member of the Parks Chapel Baptist Church. She was very devoted to her church and and was always active as long as her health permitted. She is survived by two sons, Wayne Williams and wife, Betty, and Don Williams and wife, Judy, all of rural Clinton; seven grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Monday, December 23, at the Consalus Chapel, Clinton. Burial was in the Parks Chapel Cemetery, southeast of Clinton.

WILLIAMS, Ethel Mae McLERRAN
1910-1995
Mt. Zion Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Ethel Mae Williams was born in Benton County on December 20, 1910, the daughter of Tom and Sara Feaster McLerran and died December 5, 1995, at Boone Hospital Center in Columbia. She became a Christian at an early age and was a member of the Mt. Zion Methodist church. She worked hard with her brothers and sisters while growing up on the farm as her dad died while she was young. On February 13, 1938, she married Albert D. Williams in Warrensburg and to this union three children were born, two sons and one daughter. Her husband, Albert, preceded her in death on November 13, 1980. She had been a homemaker and resident of the Mt. Zion area most of her life. In 1980 she moved to the Harrisburg area to be near her son and his family. She loved to garden and made garden well into her 80's. She loved the flowers outside her windows and the hummingbird feeder that her son had put up for her. She is survived by her son, Kenneth and wife, Paula, of Harrisburg, and her daughter, Betty and husband, Wilson Tuter of Tulsa, Oklahoma. she is also survived by two brothers, John McLerran of Clinton and Sam McLerran of Lowry City and one sister, Berty Warburton of Clinton and six grandchildren, Rick Tuter, Deborah Cole and Roger Tuter, all of Oklahoma, and Darrin Williams, John Williams and Kimberly Williams, all of Missouri, and six great-grandchildren of Oklahoma. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, one infant son and four brothers, Willie, Jim, Lee and Clarence McLerran and one sister, Stella Parks. Funeral services were held at the Mt. Zion Methodist Church Saturday, December 9. Burial was in the Mt. Zion Cemetery.

WILLIAMS, Eugene D. "Hank"
abt 1935-1992
Maple Hill Cemetery, Kansas City, Wyandotte Co, KS
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Eugene D. "Hank" Williams, 57, of Clinton, died Wednesday, December 23, 1992 at Research Medical Center. Mr. Williams was born in Kansas City, Ks. and had lived in that area most of his life. He was a boilermaker for Local #83 for 35 years before retiring in 1992. He was a member of the Grandview Baptist Church and a Navy veteran. Surviving are two daughters, Gina Reid and Lisa Ross, both of Kansas City; a brother, Russell Williams, Kansas City, Ks., and a granddaughter. Memorial services were Saturday at Maple Hill Chapel, Kansas City, Ks.

WILLIAMS, Faye Marie MOBERLY
1901-1969
Englewood Cemetery (W), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Faye Williams, 67, died at Clinton General Hospital July 25. Rites were held Monday afternoon at Consalus Chapel. Faye Marie Williams, daughter of the late Stephen E. and Arlena Davis Moberly, was born December 29, 1901, in Bates County, MO She passed away at 1 a.m., Friday, July 25, 1969, at the Clinton General Hospital after a long illness. She was married to Ernest Williams on August 2, 1937, in Independence, MO. She attended school at Bethlehem, Comer, and Shawnee Mound High. She moved with her family to the Quarles Community in 1909, and remained in that neighborhood until she retired, and she and her husband moved to 705 E. Franklin St., Clinton. She is survived by her husband, Ernest; two sisters, Irene Titsworth, Windsor; Mona Summers, Warrensburg; two brothers, Edwin R. Moberly, Clinton and Stephen (Bill) Moberly, Clinton. Services were held July 28 at Consalus Chapel with burial in Englewood Cemetery.

WILLIAMS, Florence Aileen
1911-1995
Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Springfield Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Florence Aileen Williams died December 16, 1995, at the golden Valley Memorial Hospital in Clinton at the age of 84. Aileen was born November 2, 1911, in Clinton. She was the daughter of Earl George and Clara (Jones) Williams. The family moved to Brownington, where she attended school. Later they moved to the Roseland community and she graduated from Roseland School in 1925. In 1935, Aileen was called to serve her Lord in Mission work. She attended college and also worked. She received an A.A. degree from Southwest Baptist College in Bolivar, also a B.A. degree from Oklahoma Baptist University in Shawnee, Oklahoma, and a B.D. degree from Central Baptist Seminary in Kansas City, Kansas. For 29 years, Aileen served as a home missionary under the Southern Baptist Convention. She worked with the Hispanic people in Dallas, Alice and El Paso, Texas, also Tucson and Phoenix, Arizona. She retired in 1976, but kept busy with volunteer work as long as her health permitted. In July of 1995, Aileen moved back to Clinton to be closer to her relatives. She lived at Bristol Manor. She was a member of the First Baptist Church. She is survived by one sister, Josephine Knight, Sedalia; two brothers, Robert E. Williams, Calhoun, and Roger L. Williams, Minneapolis, Minnesota, also many nieces and nephews. A niece, Bonnie Thompson and husband Jim and a nephew Harry Williams and wife Joyce, were especially helpful in her latter years. She was preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Theta Johnson, Calhoun; two brothers, Leo (Max), Paola, Kansas, and Alonzo, Raytown. Funeral services were Wednesday, December 20, at the Mt. Olivet Baptist Church in Henry County. Burial was in the Mt. Olivet Cemetery.

WILLIAMS, Forrest "Grady"
1932-2017
Laurel Oak Cemetery (W), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Forrest "Grady" Williams, 85, of Raymore, Missouri, formally of Windsor, MO died early Saturday morning, April 22, 2017, at Foxwood Springs, Raymore. Grady was born February 19, 1932 in Windsor, MO to Albert Ezekiel and Ada Frances (Wingate) Williams, one of seven Children. In 1949, Grady joined the 24th Infantry Division of the United States Army and served in the Korean War. He was a recipient of the Purple Heart, The Korean Service Medal with a Silver Service Star, National Defense Medal, and the United Nations Medal. He also received the Japan Occupational and the Good Conduct medals and the Korean Presidential Citation for the 50th Anniversary of the Korean War. On May 28, 1955, in Windsor, he married Etta May (Harbit) Fowler and they were the parents of four children. Grady worked for Clarkson Construction Company for 26 years and retired in 1993, and was a proud member of Operating Engineers Local 101 for 45 years. He was a lifetime member of VFW Post 1000, Independence, MO, VFW Post 2610, Windsor, VFW Post 4409, Harrisonville, MO., and the American Legion Post 82, Windsor. He enjoyed his family, trap shooting, hunting, and loved fishing anytime he could. He leaves three daughters and three sons-in-law, Ramona and Carl Brooks, Raymore, Mo.; Cyndi and Tim Fannan, Tampa, Florida; and Paula and Jon Voss, Pleasant Hill, MO; 9 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; a sister, Norine Coffey of Windsor, MO; and a brother, Oleph Williams of Independence, MO. He was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Willa Carol Williams; 3 sisters, Leona G "Jerry" Fetters, LaWana Delvetta LaVelle, and Frieda Glenna Rex; a brother, Emory Elmer Williams; and a grandson, Christopher W. Fannan. Funeral services will be Friday, April 28, 2017, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial will be in the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

WILLIAMS, Frances Lorene
abt 1924-2008
Benton Green Cemetery, Center Twp, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Dec 1 2008 - Mrs. Frances Lorene Williams, 84, Kansas City, died Friday, Nov. 28, in Blue Springs. She was preceded in death by her husband Gene Williams. Among survivors are her granddaughter Heather Lane of Grain Valley; a brother-in-law Kenneth Williams of Lee's Summit, and a sister-in-law Mrs. Jewel Dene Nitsche of Roscoe. Funeral services will be Tuesday, Dec. 2, at the Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel in Osceola. Burial will be in Benton Green Cemetery, Roscoe.

WILLIAMS, George
1857-1936
Englewood Cemetery (W), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Eye - George Williams died at his home at 108 East Elm street Wednesday, January 15, at 7:08 p.m. with stomach trouble. Although is health has declined the past year, he did not take worse until Sunday of last week. He always took a great price in being about his work each day, so Monday was out a short time, but Tuesday he was so ill he had to remain in bed and Wednesday he became steadily worse until his death that evening. Mr. Williams was born at Louisiana, Mo., March 7, 1857, and grew to manhood there. He and Mellissa Petty were married there September 24, 1880, and 50 years ago they came to Henry county to make their home. For several years they made their home near the end of North Main street, moving 17 years ago to Mr. Williams' last home on East Elm street. During his residence in Clinton, Mr. Williams was a teamster, doing hauling, plowing, and other work with his horses. He liked good horses and his were always well fed and kept in the best of condition for he prided himself upon their sleek, healthy appearance. The work done by Mr. Williams was always performed honestly and well and he was always occupied with some task. The last day of his life he talked about working, for despite his nearly 79 years he had continued with his daily work like a man much younger. He loved the little people and liked to have them around, so he was a favorite with all the children of his neighborhood. The children, too, liked him for he was always jolly and good natured, and many young hearts are sorrowing that their good friend has left them. Mr. Williams is survived by his wife and six of their ten children: Pearl Williams, Clinton; Jay Williams, St. Louis; Everett Williams, San Francisco; Howard and George Williams, Kansas City; Mrs. David White, Kansas City, Kansas; also ten grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, a brother, Marion Williams, Ashburn, Missouri; a half brother, Jim Williams, Mullinsville, Kansas; and a half sister, Mrs. Susie Lowry, Frankfort, Mo. The funeral was held Saturday at the Williams' home. Messrs, and Mesdames White, George and Howard Williams of Kansas City and Jay Williams of St. Louis were among those from out-of-town at the funeral.

WILLIAMS, George Allen
1931-2002
Williams Family Cemetery, Tryon, Polk Co, NC
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jun 28 2002 - George Allen Williams, 71, Clinton, died Thursday, June 27, 2002, at Clinton Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, Clinton. Funeral services will be held at the McFarland Funeral Home in Tryon, North Carolina. Burial in the Williams Cemetery, Tryon, North Carolina. He was born in Tryon, North Carolina. He worked as an aircraft mechanic for Delta Airlines. He is survived by two sons, Mike Williams of Clinton and Matthew Williams of Kansas City; three daughters, Pam Burnham of North Glenn, Colorado, Jodi Harsch of Sedalia, and Lisa Knisely of Chilhowee; one brother, Howard Williams, and four sisters, Irene Kuykendall, Lorena Brown, Gladys Dempsey and Ina Kimmerlin, all of Tryon, North Carolinia, and six grandchildren.

WILLIAMS, Georgia A.
1944-2006
Englewood Cemetery (W), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 18 2006 - Georgia A. Williams, 61, Clinton, died Sunday, April 16, 2006, at Golden Valley Hospital, Clinton. Funeral services will be Wednesday, April 19, at Vansant-Mills Chapel, Clinton, with burial in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton. She was born in Randolph. She worked for H&R Block as a tax preparer. She was a member of the Randolph Baptist Church. She is survived by three sons, Tom Williams of the home, John Williams of Excelsior Springs and George Williams of Randolph; one sister, Betty Mackley of Kansas City, as well as three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

WILLIAMS, Georgia HALL
1884-1969
St. Louis Globe-Democrat, Oct 24 1969 - Williams, Georgia, Friday, October 24, 1969, beloved wife of the late Jay Williams, dear mother of Viva L. Williams. Funeral from Drehmann-Harral Chapel, 7733 Natural Bridge, Monday, October 27, to Valhalla Chapel of Memories. Born January 13, 1884, near Coal, MO. (Note: Daughter of John W. and Mary Ann Vance Hall - born January 13, 1884)

WILLIAMS, Gertrude HOLLAND
1869-1961
Appleton City Cemetery, Appleton City, St. Clair Co, MO
Urich-Montrose Herald Tidings, Sep 22 1961 - Funeral services for Mrs. Gertrude Williams were held at the Trinity Methodist Church in Appleton City, Tuesday, Sep. 5. Interment was in Appleton City Cemetery. Gertrude Holland the daughter of G. W. and Edmonia Holland, was born Nov. 19, 1869, in Stanford, Ill. In 1871 the family moved to Missouri, settling on a farm in the Mt. Hope community. In 1891 she married Luther R. Williams, who preceded her in death in 1911. She lived her entire life in the Mt. Hope community and in Appleton City. At an early age she became a member of the Mt. Hope Cumberland Presbyterian Church, where she grew to womanhood in active church work. She later transferred her membership to the North Methodist Church in Appleton City, the church of her husband's family. Until advancing years prevented she was a devoted and zealous church worker, and to the end of almost 92 years her church was her major concern. She was a member of a number of civic and fraternal organizations. She was preceded in death by her brother, Miles Holland in 1943, and her brother, Frank Holland in January, 1961. She leaves her daughter, Ola Kavanaugh, Appleton City, who formerly lived in Clinton - Appleton City Journal

WILLIAMS, Gladys Marie LANDON
1924-2002
Englewood Cemetery (W), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Nov 5 2002 - Gladys Marie Williams, daughter of Charles Leroy and Minnie (Christen) Landon, was born September 27, 1924, in Rose Hill, Kansas, and died at Golden Valley Hospital, Clinton, on October 2, 2002, at the age of 78 years. Gladys married Lester Ray Williams on February 23, 1946, and he preceded her in death on November 18, 1988. She was a homemaker and she worked for Boeing, helping build the B-29's. She also enjoyed traveling. She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, and one grandson, Mark Bruno. She is survived by four sons, Jimmie R. Williams of Kansas City, Brian Williams, Doug Williams and Craig Williams, all of Springfield; three daughters, Nancy Bruno of Overland Park, Kansas, Deborah Williams of Richardson, Texas and Susan DeSoto of Fruitland Park, Florida; three sisters, Ruby Wagoner of Augusta, Kansas, Margie Williams, San Antonio, Texas, and Virginia Williams of Caney, Kansas, as well as 12 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Funeral services were held at the Vansant-Mills Chapel on Saturday, October 5. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

WILLIAMS, Gladys SCHRANKLER DAVIS
1909-2002
Green Ridge Cemetery, Green Ridge, Pettis Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jul 17 2002 - Gladys Davis Williams, 92, formerly of Green Ridge, died Monday evening, July 15, 2002, at Lincoln Community Nursing Home. She was born December 21, 1909, in Sedalia, the daughter of Peter Schrankler and Lucille (Howard) Schrankler. On April 7, 1934, in Sedalia, she married Sanner M. Davis, who died January 21, 1977. In 1980 she was married to Harley Williams, who died in 1986. She graduated from Smith-Cotton High School in 1928 and then moved to Raytown where she lived for 32 years. She worked at the Unity School of Christianity, Lee's Summit, for 14 years before moving back to the Green Ridge area. She was a member of the Green Ridge Presbyterian Church, Green Ridge Garden Club and Triple "F" Club. She is survived by a son, Dr. Wayne Davis, Columbia; a sister, Christine Green, Imperial, California, and two nephews, San Diego, California. Graveside services will be Friday, July 19, at the Green Ridge Cemetery.

WILLIAMS, Gordon Bunnie
1910-2002
Knob Noster Cemetery, Knob Noster, Johnson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Aug 30 2002 - Gordon Bunnie Williams, 91, Windsor, died Tuesday evening, August 27, 2002, at Golden Valley Hospital in Clinton. He was born October 15, 1910, in Johnson County, the only child of James Franklin Williams and Rosa Nellie (Nace) Williams. On March 4, 1938, in Sedalia, he married Hazel Gertrude Egbert, who died March 10, 2002. He grew up around Knob Noster and moved to Windsor in 1925. He made his living selling seed and later on became a farmer. He served on the Hopedale School Board for many years and was actively involved in children's education. Survivors include four grandsons, Terry Williams of Superior, Wisconsin, Ryan and Quinn Williams, Duluth, Minnesota, Adam Brown, Odessa; a granddaughter, Lana Brown, Odessa; two great-grandchildren, Alisa and Nolan Williams, Superior, Wisconsin. He was also preceded in death by a son, Lloyd Edward Williams, and a daughter, Mary Frances Brown. Funeral services will be Monday, September 2, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial will be in the Knob Noster Cemetery.

WILLIAMS, Gussie Naomi CHRISTIAN
1900-1991
Harmony Baptist Cemetery, Benton Co, MO
Gussie Naomi Williams, 90, Windsor, Missouri, died Friday morning at Resthaven Nursing Home in Windsor. She was born September 14, 1900, in Benton County, near Windsor, daughter of Samuel Milton Christian and Nancy Rosaline Smart Christian. On February 22, 1922, in Windsor, she married Ward Fields Williams, who died February 5, 1971. She was a homemaker and a member of Harmony Baptist Church south of Windsor. Preceding her in death, besides her husband, were two grandsons, Richard Williams and Larry Arnold; five brothers, Lura, George, Elmer, John and Amos Christian and her parents. Survivors include a son, Guy Williams, Calhoun; two daughters, Edith Arnold, Independence, Ethel Alcorn, Windsor; a brother, Jim Christian, Windsor; 12 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and three step-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Monday, July 22, 1991, at Harmony Baptist Church. Burial was in Harmony Cemetery.

WILLIAMS, Hazel G. EGBERT
1910-2002
Knob Noster Cemetery, Knob Noster, Johnson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Mar 15 2002 - Hazel G. (Egbert) Williams, 91, Windsor, died Sunday evening, March 10, 2002, at her home in Windsor. She was born September 11, 1910, in Johnson County, the daughter of James Oliver Egbert and Gertie (Williams) Egbert. On March 4, 1938, in Sedalia, she married Gordon B. Williams, who survives of the home. Mrs. Williams was a homemaker. In addition to her husband, she is survived by four grandsons, Terry, Ryan and Quinn Williams, Superior, Wisconsin, and Adam Brown, Odessa; a granddaughter, Lana Brown, Odessa; two great-grandchildren, Alisa and Noland Williams, Superior, Wisconsin. She was preceded in death by her son, Lloyd Edward Williams in 1999, and her daughter, Mary Frances Brown in 2001; two brothers, Lee Roy and Rollie Robert Egbert, and three sisters, Pearl Gladys Wilborn, Opal Pauline Hand and Ollie Mae Grindstead. Funeral services will be Monday, March 18, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial will be in the Knob Noster Cemetery.

WILLIAMS, Herbert L.
1871-1931
Englewood Cemetery (W), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - After an illness of a little over a week Herbert L. Williams died at six o'clock Saturday morning, February 21. Pneumonia was the cause of his death. Mr. Williams lived at 306 East Jefferson street, where his father and mother had lived for many years. John Williams, the father, was one of the early residents of Clinton, having come here in 1865. Mr. Williams was Welsh by birth and was a painter by trade, one of the best in this section of the state. After the death of their parents the three brothers and one sister, continued to live at the Williams residence. Walter Williams, a brother, died two years ago after having been confined to his room for many months as the result of a fall from a stepladder. Walter was associated for many years in the McKee Book Store. Herbert L. Williams went through all the grades of the Clinton schools and was graduated from the high school in the class of 1887. He and John J. Price, another graduate of that class, then entered Valparaiso University in Indiana. Mr. Williams was graduated from the scientific and commercial courses of that college. Returning to Clinton he worked in the office of the Frisco for two years and then for many years in a similar position at the M.K.T. Mr. Williams got much of his railroad training under the late T. M. Roberts, long time station agent at the M.K.T. Mr. Williams rose through the various positions at this office until he became station agent. He was noted in railroad circles for his unusual memory of rates and tariffs and for general thoroughness. Some years ago Mr. Williams' health began to fail, making it necessary for him to leave the confinement of the office. Resigning his position, he traveled in the west and spent about a year in Nevada and California. He returned improved in health and has since lived with his brothers and sister at the family home on East Jefferson street. Herbert L. Williams was in every way an estimable man. He was courteous and kindly, honorable and upright. He had a fine mind with a special talent for mathematics and for any kind of detail. He was exceedingly industrious. Mr. Williams is survived by a brother, Irvin, and a sister, Miss Lula. Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at the residence. Interment was at Englewood.

WILLIAMS, Ivey Lee Jr.
1920-2003
Englewood Cemetery (W), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jul 18 2003 - Ivey Lee Williams Jr. was born April 17, 1920, to Ivey Lee and Lillie Catherine Dunning Williams. He died at the Golden Valley Hospital, Clinton, Wednesday, July 2, 2003. He grew up in the Deepwater and Clinton area with two brothers, Cyril and Billie and sister, Doris. In August 1940, Jr. married Bonnie Jean Brecht who was his life partner. Four children blessed their union, Kathy, John, Linda and Haideh. Haideh came into their home as an exchange student and remained in their lives as a daughter. Jr. proudly served his county with the United States Air Corps in World War II. He worked in the rock business with his father and brothers until retirement. Throughout his life he was active in God's service as a child in the Deepwater Golden Gates Baptist Church and after his marriage in Clinton's United Methodist Church. Community service included lifelong commitment to Kiwanas Club and IOOF International Order of Odd Fellows). Jr. held God, family and friendships as precious possessions. A God who always traveled with him. Family ... from his children and grandchildren. (He knew them each by name as well as where they were and what they did.) Friends ... from his longest friends of 60-plus years to young people who were his caregivers during times of physical trials. Jr. enjoyed hunting, fishing and the coffee shop. He enjoyed the opening day whistle, rock hunting and jigsaw puzzles. He loved parades, gardening and homemade ice cream with burnt sugar cake. He had a quiet sense of humor and touched many, many lives. His life was good! On July 2, 2003, he took God's hand and now his life is even better. He is survived by his wife, Jean, of the home; one son, John L. Williams and wife Judy, Chilhowee; two daughters, Kathy Odom of Kansas City, and Linda Wilson and husband Bob, Clinton; one brother, Billie I. Williams and wife Norma, Urich; one sister-in-law, Georgia Williams, Clinton, as well as six grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and six step-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the Clinton United Methodist Church Monday, July 7. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

WILLIAMS, Ivey Lee Sr.
1893-1971
Englewood Cemetery (W), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Ivey Lee Williams, Sr., son of Alonzo Irvin and Mary Neptune Williams, was born on April 5, 1893, in Henry County, Missouri. He passed away on April 3, 1971, two days prior to his seventy-eighth birthday. He was the youngest of eight children; six brothers and one sister who have preceded him in death. When a young man he professed faith in Jesus Christ and became a member of the Golden Gate Baptist Church. Mr. Williams was united in marriage to Lily Katherine Dunning on June 20, 1915. To this union were born four children: Cyril, Ivey, Jr., and Billie, all of Clinton, and Mrs. Ralph (Doris) Reader of Bourbonnais, Illinois. He was engaged in farming until 1935. At that time, he went into the rock quarry business and remained in the work until his health failed. In semi-retirement, he enjoyed raising cattle and doing farm work. Mr. Williams had many friends because of his kind and generous ways. Helping friends and neighbors in need was a joy to him. In addition to his wife and four children, he is survived by ten grandchildren, one grandson having preceded him in death; and seven great-grandchildren whom he loved very much. Many nieces and nephews also survive him. Mr. Williams treated as a grandchild Haldeh Nezam, foreign exchange student from Iran, who spent a year in the Ivey L. Williams, Jr. home. Funeral services were held April 6, at the First Baptist Church of Clinton. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery.

WILLIAMS, Jasper Cenas
1925-2014
Laurel Oak Cemetery (W), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
J. C. graduated from Paris High School, where his basketball team earned honors of Arkansas State Champions. He served his country honorably in the United States Navy during World War II. On May 6, 1949, in Kansas City, Missouri, he was united in marriage to Shirley "Billie" Glidewell, who preceded him in death on April 18, 2014. In 1946, he became a control buyer at Montgomery Wards in Kansas City; and in 1967, he transferred to the home office in Chicago. When he wasn't working at the office, he enjoyed helping his son by driving a tow truck. In 1985, he retired from Montgomery Wards after 39 years of service. He and Billie then moved to Cole Camp. J. C. enjoyed dancing and loved to garden and had a green thumb, because he was able to grow figs in this part of the country, as well as Chicago. He was preceded in death by his parents, Perk and Inez Williams, and two sisters, Selma Babcock and Harlow Snyder. Graveside services will be held Thursday, July 10, 2014, at Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor, with military rites by the American Legion Post No. 305 of Cole Camp.

WILLIAMS, Jay
1885-1961
St. Louis Globe-Democrat, Oct 14 1961 - Williams, Jay, 5067 Durant Avenue, Friday October 13, 1961, beloved husband of Georgia Williams, dear father of Viva L. Williams. Funeral from Drehmann-Harral Chapel, 1905 Union Bl, 1 p. m., Monday, October 16, to Valhalla Chapel of Memories. A member of Algable Lodge No. 544, A.F.&A.M. Masonic service Sunday 8 p.m. (Note: born Dec 2 1885, Clinton, MO. Son of George and Melissa Petty Williams)

WILLIAMS, Jess Eugene
1931-2005
Lowry City Cemetery, Lowry City, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 17 2005 - Jess Eugene Williams was born in Camdenton July 29, 1931, to Delbert and Thelma L. Williams, and died Wednesday, January 12, 2005, at KU Medical Hospital in Kansas City, Kansas. He attended school in Camdenton. He moved to Kansas City in 1948 and worked at Doyle Packing Co. in North Kansas City. In 1951, he started working in general construction to 1967 when he moved to California until 1969, working for a plumbing company. He was in the junking business for 35 years. He bought a home in LaDue where he had a junkyard until 1990. He was preceded in death by his parents, Delbert and Thelma Williams; four brothers, Gaines Chambless, James Williams, Leslie Chambless and Delbert Williams Jr.; one sister, Eudela Williams, and a son John Williams. He is survived by three daughters and their husbands, Linda and Clayton Snow of ElDorado Springs, Debbie and husband Ralph, Independence, and Melissa Edwards of Clinton; one son and his wife Jess E. and Martha Williams Jr., Lee's Summit; five brothers, Hershel and Ruth Williams of Kansas City, Samuel Wayne Williams of Lowry City, Frank Williams of Kansas City, Jack and Beverly Williams of Blue Springs and Gilbert and Margaret Williams of Holt; two sisters, Madeline Webb of Camdenton and Eleanor Hessor of McIntosh, Florida; 12 grandchildren, Courtney Barbour, Ronald, Kim, Johnnii, Travis, Rachel, Ricky and Anna Williams, Tracy and Ronald Peoples, Gabriel and Gallen Edwards,m and eight great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Saturday, January 15, at Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel. Burial was in Lowry City Cemetery.

WILLIAMS, Jimmy Max
1940-2001
Englewood Cemetery (W), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Daily Democrat, Sep 7 2001 - Jimmy M. Williams, 61, Clinton, died Thursday, September 6, 2001, at Golden Valley Hospital, Clinton. - Clinton Daily Democrat, Oct 2 2001 - Jimmy Max Williams was laid to rest on Saturday, September 8, 2001, after a courageous two-plus year battle with pancreatic cancer. Jim was born in Moko, Arkansas. At age 19 Jim moved to Kansas City and started working at the General Motor Leeds Plant in Kansas City and joined UAW Local 93. It was in Kansas City that he met the love of his life, Miss LaRea Byrum. They were united in marriage on July 6, 1963, in Independence. Two children, LaRea Annette (Williams) Griggs and Jimmy Brett, and one granddaughter, Emma LaRea Griggs resulted with this union. Happily, two grandsons are further expected in December. Jim and LaRea moved from their home in Kansas City to a farm in Leesville in 1975. He considered Leesville his home and enjoyed hunting, fishing and all the benefits of life on a small farm. Jim retired from General Motors Leeds Plant after 30 years of service and concentrated on farming and building up a small trash disposal service which he operated for 11 years. Jim was an excellent father, grandfather, husband, Christian, community leader, neighbor and family man. He was a member of the Leesville Church of Christ and was one of three families who helped to found and construct the building in May 1981. All his actions revolved around the church and his unwavering love for the truth. He truly enjoyed his friends, neighbors and extended family. Jim delighted in lending a helping hand to community members with bushhogging, bailing hay, cutting wood and any other request presented him. He also held a genuine concern for the elderly and those in ill health and, while his own health allowed, was called upon to assist in many ways with his enormous strength. He further aided his community through his work as a volunteer firefighter and chairman of the board of the Tightwad Volunteer Fire Department. Jim was loved and respected by many and will be sorely missed. Funeral services were held at the Clinton Church of Christ on Saturday, September 8. Burial was in the Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

WILLIAMS, John
1944-2011
Montrose Cemetery, Montrose, Deepwater Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Dec 15 2011 - John Williams, 67, died Wednesday, December 14, 2011, at his home in Clinton. John was born September 25, 1944, in Kansas City to Willard E. and Bessie Dody Williams. John was reared in Kansas City, until the age of 14 when he moved to Deepwater with his family. He graduated from Deepwater High School in 1962. On June 26, 1965, John married Carleda Chaney. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Education in 1967, a Master's of Science in Education in 1971 and an Education Specialist in 1976 from Central Missouri State University. In 1985, he completed his Doctorate of Education at the University of Arkansas. He served in the United States Army from 1968 to 1970, spending one year in Vietnam. After his discharge, he taught industrial arts in Grandview Jr. High and Calhoun R-VIII, served as high school principal at Calhoun R-VIII and Lincoln R-2 and served as Superintendent of Schools at Pettis Co. R-V, Hughesville; Pierce City R-VI, Pierce City; Reeds Springs R-1V, Reeds Spring, and Oak Grove R-6, Oak Grove. After retiring from the public school system, he had a second career as Assistance Professor of Education Administration at Central Missouri State University from 1999-2005. John is survived by his wife of 46 years, Carleda; daughters and sons-in-law, Andra Williams (Joshua Broadwater), Catonsville, MD, and Jennifer Tinnel (Matthew Tinnel), Kansas City; five grandchildren, Sarah, Zachary, Daniel and Benjamin Broadwater and John Jack (JJ) Tinnel; sister, June Owen, Kansas City, and three nephews and their families. He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Carol Ann Williams. A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, December 20, at the United Methodist Church with interment following at the Montrose Cemetery, Montrose.

WILLIAMS, John Sevier
1895-1901
Hopewell Cemetery, Walker Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Missouri, Jan 4 1902 - Little John Williams, son of W. R. Williams of Delmar, died Sunday, December 29. About 66 days ago, he was kicked in the head by a horse and at first, it was thought fatal, but being a sturdy little fellow, he revived after the first operation, but again relapsed and second surgery was necessary. He seemed to improve for a while but in spite of all that loving hands and medical aid could do, he again grew worse and after about two months of suffering, death claimed him and the angels bore him across the river. Funeral and burial at Hopewell Cemetery.

WILLIAMS, John Wilson "Jack"
1915-1992
Oaklawn Cemetery, Richland, Pulaski Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - John "Jack" Wilson Williams Jr., 76, Windsor, died Wednesday, November 11, 1992, at the VA Hospital in Kansas City. He is survived by one daughter, Joyce Scarlett of Greenwood; a brother, Tony Williams of Clinton; a sister, Margaret Cook of Excelsior Springs; four grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren. He was a Navy veteran of World War II. Graveside service will be at the Oaklawn Cemetery in Richland, Mo., Friday. Sickman-Dunning is in charge of arrangements.

WILLIAMS, Josiah "Cy"
1896-1980
Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Warrensburg, Johnson Co, MO
Windsor - Josiah (Cy) Williams, 84, died Friday (May 23 1980) at Golden Valley Hospital, Clinton. He was born in Morgan County, Jan. 16, 1896, son of James K. and Sarah Manis Williams. On Sept. 7, 1968 at Pamona, Calif., he married Irene Sparks Jones, who survives of the home here. He was a retired farmer and a veteran of World War I. Other survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Lilla Mae Douma, Mountclair, Calif., Miss Sara K. Williams, Anaheim, Calif., three stepsons, Jay Jones, Colton, Calif., Beverly (Buck) Jones, Warsaw, Junior Newkirk, Warrensburg, one brother, Ezekial Williams, Moline Ill., one sister, Mrs. Mildred Corson, Independence, two grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, 14 step grandchildren, and 13 step-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Sunday at the Leeton Baptist Church. Burial will be in the Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Warrensburg.

WILLIAMS, Juanita
abt 1896-1997
Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery, Glendale, Los Angeles Co, CA
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Juanita Williams, a resident of Clinton from 1952 to 1990, died at the Ramona Villa Healthcare Center, Kansas City, at the age of 101. She was an active member of the Clinton United Methodist Church, United Church Women, and the Poly Credo Bible Study Club. Mrs. Williams was born in Forest City, and later lived in St. Joseph and Kansas City before moving to Clinton where her son-in-law, Richard C. Mahrle, was a partner in Home Furniture on the Square. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clifford D. Williams in 1951. Her son, Clifford D. Williams Jr. was killed in action while serving with the Army Air Corps during World War II. Her son-in-law, Richard Mahrle, died in 1982 in Sacramento, California. Mrs. Williams is survived by her daughter, Veronica "Roni" Mahrle, Fiar Oaks, California; daughter and son-in-law, Carolyn and Wallace Hoverder, Kansas City; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Family and friends gathered to celebrate her life in the chapel at Ramona Villa Sunday afternoon, November 2. There will be graveside services later at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale, California, where Mrs. Williams' husband and son are buried.

WILLIAMS, Karl Raymond Jr.
1942-1958
Laurel Oak Cemetery (W), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
 A large crowd, including more than 200 Windsor High School classmates, joined in paying tribute to Ray Williams at funeral services last Thursday at the Huston Funeral Home.  Williams as fatally injured October 6, 1958 in an auto accident four miles north of Windsor.  Burial was in the Laurel Oak Cemetery.  Williams was born July 11, 1942 in Eldon, son of Karl Raymond and Leafern Byrd Williams. He attended school in Eldon and Warrensburg before coming to Windsor with his parents October 1, 1954.  A junior in high school, Williams was active in school affairs. He was a member of the "W" Club, having been on the basketball and football squads for three years.  He also played Babe Ruth baseball for three years.  At the time of his death he was working on the Explorer rank in Scouting. Hunting and fishing with his parents were his favorite recreations.  A member of the Baptist Church, Williams was regular in Sunday School attendance and was a member of the Royal Ambassadors.

WILLIAMS, Louise
1915-2001
Clinton Daily Democrat, Nov 12 2001 - Louise Williams, 86, Raytown, died Saturday, November 10, 2001, at Hidden Lake Care Center, Raytown. Funeral services will be Tuesday, November 13, at Hinton-Gibson Funeral Home, Raytown. Burial will be in Calhoun Cemetery. She was born August 21, 1915 in Calhoun. She married Alonzo Williams in 1932 and they lived in Windsor for many years where she worked for the International Shoe Co. After moving to Kansas City they settled in Raytown in 1969. She was preceded in death by her husband. She is survived by several cousins, many nieces, nephews and close friends.

WILLIAMS, Mabel PRITCHARD
1887-1962
Mrs. Clyde Williams - Former Deepwaterite - Funeral services for Mrs. Clyde Williams, 74, St. Louis, formerly of Deepwater, who died Jan. 7 after a long illness, were held on Wednesday, Jan. 10, at West Florissant Baptist Church, St. Louis, with burial in Memorial Park Cemetery there. Mabel Pritchard, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Luther Pritchard, was born March 2, 1887, at Deepwater, Mo. On Jan. 17, 1905, she married Clyde Williams, who died about two years ago. To this union were born 11 children, six of whom survive. Mrs. Williams lived in the vicinity of Deepwater until 1927, then moved to St. Louis where she lived the remainder of her life. She was baptized and united with the Golden Gate Baptist Church in 1908. Later, in 1927, she transferred her membership to the West Florissant Baptist Church in St. Louis. Mrs. Williams is survived by four daughters, Mrs. Elsie Parker, Mrs. Merle McCormick, St. Louis, Mrs. Avis Stopke, West Palm Beach, Fla., Mrs. Betty Bakula, Denver, Colo.; two sons, Raymond Williams, Clyde Williams, St. Louis; two sisters, Mrs. Maud Stamer, Mrs. Eva Hunt, St. Louis; a brother, George Warren Pritchard, Orlando, Fla.; 16 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; many other relatives and friends.

WILLIAMS, Margaret Ruth SMALLWOOD DODY
1915-2000
Maplewood & Brownington Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Margaret Ruth Dody Williams, daughter of Charles H. and Ella May (Nold) Smallwood, was born September 18, 1915, in Kansas City and died at the St. Anthony North Hospital in Westminster, Colorado, on May 23, 2000, at the age of 84 years. Margaret was a member of the Church of Christ, Clinton. She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Robert Smallwood and Willard Smallwood and an infant brother; her daughter Patricia Maxine Hensley; her son Stephen Frederick Dody, and her first husband Felix Alton Dody. Margaret is survived by her husband Ollie Williams of the home; two daughters, Joyce South and husband Ed, Denver, Colorado, and Kay LaBounty and husband Bob, Clinton; one stepson Wayne Williams and wife Arlene, Salt Lake City, and one stepdaughter, Mary Julian and husband David, Stafford, Kansas; one sister Esther Herman of Kansas City; as well as nine grandchildren, eight step-grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the Church of Christ on Tuesday, May 30. Burial was in the Maplewood Cemetery, Brownington.

WILLIAMS, Mary Anna BRAUN
1891-1976
Englewood Cemetery (W), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Mrs. Mary Anna Williams, 85, died May 19 at the Resthaven Nursing Home in Windsor. She was born January 18, 1891 in Wyandotte County, Kansas, daughter of John and Katherine Rentchler Braun. Four brothers preceded her in death. She was married April 12, 1911 to Estes Williams, who preceded her in death on December 11, 1950. She accepted Christ as her Savior early in life, becoming one of the charter members of the Golden Gate Baptist Church, where she taught Sunday School classes until moving from the community. She then joined the Mt. Olivet Baptist Church, Calhoun Baptist Church, and the First Baptist Church of Clinton as she moved into each community. She remained an active member and taught as long as her health permitted. Survivors include three daughters and four sons, Phillip Williams of Jupiter, Florida, Mrs. Kenneth (Daisy) Plumb of DeSoto, Kansas, Mrs. Wm. (Ellen) Daley of Los Angeles, California, Mrs. Edwin (Ruth) Parks of Calhoun, John Williams of Gurver, Texas, Russel Williams of Kansas City, and Paul Williams of Hastings, Nebraska. One daughter, Dorothy, one grandson and one granddaughter preceded her in death. Funeral services were held May 22 at the First Baptist Church in Clinton. Pall bearers were grandsons, Bob Parks, Bill Parks, Jimmie Plumb, Johnnie Plumb, Donnie Williams and Larry Arnold. - (1976, second article): Mary Anna Braun was born in Wyandotte County, Kansas, January 18, 1891, daughter of John Fred Braun and Katherine Rentchler Braun. Four brothers preceded her in death. She was married April 12, 1911 to Estes Williams, who preceded her in death. Eight children blessed this union, Phillip of Jupiter, Florida, Daisie (Mrs. William Daley), Los Angeles, California, Dorothy (Mrs. C. E. Arnold), deceased, Ruth (Mrs. Edwin Parks), Calhoun, John, Gruver, Texas, Russell, Kansas City, Paul, Hastings, Nebraska. There were six grandchildren and twenty-six great grandchildren. She accepted Christ as her Saviour early in life, becoming one of the early members of the Golden Gate Baptist Church where she taught a Sunday School class until moving from the community. She then joined the Mt. Olivet Baptist Church, Calhoun Baptist Church and the First Baptist Church of Clinton as she moved into each community. She remained an active member and taught as long as her health permitted. Besides her husband and daughter, one grandson and one granddaughter preceded her in death. She will be sadly missed by her family, many relatives and friends. Funeral services were held May 22 at the First Baptist Church. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery.

WILLIAMS, Mary Elizabeth NEPTUNE
1853-1944
Englewood Cemetery (W), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Mrs. Mary Williams died at her home on East Franklin Street (Clinton, Henry County, Missouri) Wednesday night, March 15, 1944, at 11:00 p.m. Mrs. Williams had been ill the past six weeks with the complications due to her many years, but was looked after lovingly by her big family. She was born April 8, 1853, in Noble County, Ohio; on April 23, 1872, she was married to A. I. Williams and to them were born one daughter and seven sons, of whom five sons survive to mourn the passing of this beloved mother; Cliff of Kansas City, Kansas; Earl of Roseland, Mo.; Clyde of St. Louis, Mo.; Estes of Calhoun, Mo.; Ivey of Deepwater, Mo.; 33 grandchildren; 51 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. With her husband's passing, Mrs. Williams was the veritable head of her family, and her children and grandchildren came to her for loving and wise counsel. Mrs. Williams lived on a farm near Clinton many years and the past 28 years has been a resident of Clinton, where she was a complement to her community and her home. Filled with loving kindness for her family and neighbors, she was a devoted mother and loyal friend, and found her greatest pleasure and satisfaction in the duties and responsibilities of her home. She became a member of the White Oak Methodist Church as a young woman, and transferred her membership to Clinton when the family moved here.

WILLIAMS, Mary Jane
1841-1923
Fields Creek Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Henry County Democrat, Jan 18 1923 - Passed away. Mrs. Mary Jane Williams died Monday morning, January 8, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. John Dehn, 806 Madison Street, of pneumonia. She was born December 23, 1841. She lived in Washington state until August 6, 1921, when she came to Clinton to spend her remaining years with her daughter. She is survived by 2 daughters, Mrs. Dehn of Clinton and Mrs. Belle Corey of Pomeroy, Washington and 3 sons, Calvin Williams of Pomeroy, Washington, Harvey Williams of Ethridge, Montana and Ben Williams of Spokane, Washington. Her husband, Calvin Williams and 5 children had preceded her into the Great Beyond. The time for the funeral services has not yet been set, pending the arrival of the children from the west, but it will be held at Fields Creek church either Saturday or Sunday, with interment in Fields Creek Cemetery. Rev. D A Didsey, of Clinton will conduct the service.

WILLIAMS, Mary Rosetta PATTERSON
1911-1993
Maplewood & Brownington Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Mary Rosetta Patterson was born April 22, 1911, in Wilder, Kansas, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jim Patterson. she passed away December 22, 1993, at her home near Tightwad, at the age of 82. She was married to Ollie Williams on June 26, 1936, and to this union two children were born. She was a housewife and mother. She had lived in the tightwad community for many years. She was a member of the Leesville Church of Christ. She is survived by her husband Ollie, of the home; one son Wayne Williams, Independence; one daughter Mary Julian, Stafford, Kansas; two brothers, Raymond Eulgin, Kansas City, and Charles Patterson, Kansas City, Kansas; 15 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Friday, December 24, at the Leesville Church of Christ. Burial was in Maplewood Cemetery, Brownington.

WILLIAMS, Mary WHITE HUGHES
1925-1973
Englewood Cemetery (W), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Tuesday, Oct 23 1973 - Funeral services for Mary Williams, 48, who died suddenly Monday night, will be Friday at the Consalus Funeral Home. Burial will be in Englewood Cemetery. She is survived by her husband, John; a daughter, Mrs. Hazel Berry, Clinton, and four sons, Charles Buss, Bakersfield, California, Donnie Hughes, Fred Hughes, and Kenneth Hughes, all of Clinton.

WILLIAMS, Melissa Jane PETTY
1856-1936
Englewood Cemetery (W), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Eye - Mrs. George Williams was suddenly stricken with paralysis about 4:15 p.m. Wednesday, October 7, which caused her death shortly afterward. She and her daughter, Mrs. David White, had been outdoors attending to small chores, the elder woman returning to the house in advance of her daughter. When Mrs. White came in, she found her mother lying on the floor. Mellissa Jane Petty was born in Pike County, Ill., September 14, 1856, and was educated in the same community. She and George Williams were united in marriage September 24, 1880, and they made their first home in Pike County, Missouri. More than 50 years ago this couple came to Henry County to live. For many years the home was on North Main street, then the East Elm street place became their home 17 years ago. Mr. and Mrs. Williams enjoyed a happy, whole-hearted companionship, which was terminated January 15 this year when Mr. Williams passed on. A daughter, Mrs. David White, and husband, had been giving Mrs. Williams devoted care since then, counting every task done for this loved mother only a pleasure. Mrs. Williams' children were always devoted to her, regardless of where their work called them or what their fortunes might be. This deep filial devotion was in itself prime evidence of a mother of unusual character, an inspiration to her children, a mother who understood their troubles and encouraged them to better things. Though she had been unable to attend church services for many years, Mrs. Williams was affiliated with the M. E. Church, South. Mrs. Williams' name will long remain in the memories of many of her neighbors and friends, for she was ever kindly and helpful, and generous to the last degree. One friend who was ill remembers gratefully the time when she gave him buttermilk left from her buttermaking because he could eat nothing else, and little friends remember the hot breakfasts she fixed for them when they were in need. Such little things endeared her to the entire neighborhood. Six of the ten children are living: Pearl Williams, Clinton; Jay Williams, St. Louis; Everett Williams, San Francisco; Howard and George Williams, Kansas City; Mrs. David White of the home. A brother, James Jefferson Petty, Oklahoma City, also survives. Funeral services were at the home Sunday. Burial in Englewood. Among those from out-of-town at the funeral were all the children, also Mrs. Jay Williams, St. Louis, Howard Williams' family, Mrs. Florence Streeter, Mr. and Mrs. Everett Williams Jr., and Mrs. Hazel Steel, Kansas City.

WILLIAMS, Myrtle Edith HERIFORD
1890-1986
Myrtle Williams, 95, dies here Monday - Myrtle Williams, 95, of 604 N. Prairie, died at 4:54 p.m. Monday, Aug. 4, at Passavant Hospital. She was born Nov. 1, 1890, in Henry County, Mo., a daughter of Marshall and Nannie Briggs Heriford. She married Chancey Williams and he preceded her in April of 1916. She is survived by two daughters, Fern Williams of Jacksonville, Illinois and Mrs. Paul (Flossie) Gaitens of Springfield, five grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by one daughter, four brothers and four sisters. She had worked at J. Capps & Sons and was a member of Centenary United Methodist Church. Services will be Thursday at Williamson Funeral Home with burial in Diamond Grove Cemetery.

WILLIAMS, Norma Jean GULICK
1944-2008
Englewood Cemetery (W), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Mar 17 2008 - Norma Jean Williams of Osceola was born August 2, 1944, and died Friday, March 14, 2008, at Sac-Osage Hospital in Osceola. She was preceded in death by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles A. Gulick of Delaware; a sister Sarah Copp, New York; a nephew Carl Bennett, and several aunts and uncles. She is survived by her husband Robert R. Williams of the home; three sons, Daniel B. Williams and William B. Williams, Osceola, and Mr. and Mrs. Matthew C. Williams of Kansas City; one brother Charles Gulick of Osceola; five sisters, Mary Lou Bennett of Florida, Barbara Lacasse of Massachusetts, June Cook of new York, Beverly Bennett of California and Virginia Hurley of Delaware; several nieces and nephews and three grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Friday, March 21, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Clinton. Burial will be in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

WILLIAMS, Pearl M. STONE
1922-2004
Englewood Cemetery (W), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Nov 10 2004 - Pearl M. Williams, 81, Clinton, died Monday, November 8, 2004, at Clinton Healthcare and Rehabilitation. She was born December 17, 1922, in Benton County, the daughter of the late Edward and Mary (Shumaker) Stone. She married Walter Williams, who died in 1996. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; five brothers, three sisters. Survivors include her stepchildren, Roy Richardson and wife Hazel, Kansas City, and Palmer Richardson, Kansas City, Floyd Richardson, Kansas City, Bertha May Haven, Fort Worth Texas, Sally Coffman and husband Guy, Holt; sisters, Beulah Beard, Clinton, Chris Mudd, Cahokia, Illinois; several nieces and nephews. Graveside services will be held Wednesday, November 10, at Englewood Cemetery.

WILLIAMS, Phyllis Maxine PICKETT EDMONDSON
1931-2009
Laurel Oak Cemetery (W), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Phyllis Maxine Williams, 77, of Kansas City, Missouri, formerly of Windsor, Mo., died Tuesday, August4, 2009, at Research Medical Center in Kansas City. She was born October 4, 1931, in Windsor, Mo., the daughter of Earl and Marie Pickett. Phyllis was married to Donald Eugene Edmondson and to this union, three children were born. Donald preceded Phyllis in death June 11, 1977. Phyllis worked at the Kroger grocery store, in Windsor and also at the Food Barn and Goodrich Dairy in Kansas City. Most recently, she was a care giver for people in their homes. Her best times were family dinners, holidays and being around her children and grandchildren. Phyllis loved keeping in touch with her relatives. Phyllis had a happy life and enjoyed her pets. She was a joy to be with and will be deeply missed by all her family and friends. Survivors include two daughters, Vivian Edmondson, Lee's Summit, Mo.; Sandra Merinsky, Kansas City, Mo.; 3 grandchildren, Anna, Anita and Bryan Edmondson and a great-granddaughter Madison Edmondson. In addition to her husband, Donald, Phyllis was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Daryl Edmondson; and a brother, Donald Pickett. Funeral services will be Saturday, August 8, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial will be in the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

WILLIAMS, Richard Enoch
1914-2001
Hopewell Cemetery, Walker Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Daily Democrat, Aug 22 2001 - Richard Enoch Williams of Clinton died July 27 2001, at Golden Valley Hospital at the age of 87 years and eight days. He was born July 19, 1914, the third child of William Richard and Emily (Emma) Evalina (Middaugh) Williams, one mile north of Delmar, west of Clinton. He married Kathryn Lucille Borum on May 12, 1943, in Garden City. He was a farmer in the Urich area for many years before he worked for Shriner's Hardware for 24 years and worked part-time at Riffel's Garden Center following his retirement. He was active in the community throughout his life and able to remain so until his passing. He was a member of the Hopewell Cumberland Presbyterian Church, the Hopewell Cemetery Board, the Henry County Historical Society, the West Central Genealogical Society, historian for the Middaugh reunion, a troop leader of the Boy Scouts of 430 America, and a lifetime and charter member of the Sunrise Optimist Club with perfect attendance for 41 years. He enjoyed genealogy, gardening, traveling to visit extended family and designing and piecing quilts. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Lucille, of Clinton; daughter, Gail Holman and husband, Nolan, Buckner; son, Gary Williams and wife, Marie, Springfield; daughter, Annette Baxter and husband, Carl, Riverton, Wyoming; sister, Mary Pilant, Clinton; brother, Gomer Williams of McPherson, Kansas; six grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and many nephews, nieces and cousins, all of whom he loved dearly. He was welcomed in Heaven by his parents; an infant brother, Leslie Barr Williams; two half-brothers, Earl and John Williams; an infant grandson, Joe Franklin Woods, and his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Funeral services were held at the Clinton Christian Church on Tuesday, July 31. Interment was in the Hopewell Cemetery, rural Montrose.

WILLIAMS, Rickey Joe
1951-2011
Rickey Joe Williams, age 59, passed away Saturday evening, September 17, 2011, at the University of Missouri Medical Center in Columbia, Missouri. He was born in Harrison, Arkansas, on October 16, 1951, the youngest of four children born to Luther Boyd and Lillie Marie Carter Williams. At the age of two he moved with his family to the Kansas City area. At the age of seventeen he enlisted in the United States Army serving for three years. In 1976 he moved to Clinton, Missouri, where he was employed as a fireman and EMT for the Clinton Fire Department. In the late 1980's he moved to the Warsaw area and worked as a disc jockey and broadcaster for KAYQ The Lake radio station. On October 14, 1996, he was united in marriage to Cheryl Ruth Funk. Following their marriage they made their home near Warsaw. Rickey Joe was a Life time member of American Legion Post #217 of Warsaw. He was preceded in death by one son, Kristopher Eric Williams about five years ago. He is survived by his wife, Cheryl, of the home, one daughter, Kimberly Horn, of Mountain Home, Arkansas, six grandchildren; Brittany and Cody, of Arkansas, Tierra Ann Williams, and Deana Marie Williams, both of Clinton, Missouri, Mason Lee Funk, of Belton, Missouri, Harley Kristopher Williams, of Birmingham, Alabama, and Austin Henderson, of Warsaw. Other survivors include his mother, Lillie Marie Mefford, formerly of Lincoln, Missouri, who now resides in a nursing home in Independence, Missouri, three brothers; Boyd Williams, and his wife, Linda, of Blue Springs, Missouri, Jim Williams, and his wife, Linda, of Independence, and Phil Williams, and his wife, Jane, of Palmetto, Florida, several nieces and nephews, other relatives and many friends. His cremation will be followed by Private Memorial Services for the family on Saturday morning, September 24, 2011, at the Reser Funeral Home in Warsaw.

WILLIAMS, Robert Randle
1941-2011
Englewood Cemetery (W), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 14 2011 - Robert Randle Williams, 69, Osceola, died Tuesday, April 12, 2011, at his home. Robert was born May 4, 1941, in Rochester, New York, to Thomas Randle and Helen Irene (Kruckenburg) Williams. Robert married Norma Jean Gulick on September 28, 1968, in Shortsville, New York. He and Norma resided in Osceola for the past 25 years. Robert was a member of the Amateur Radio Club (W.A.A.R.C.I.) in Warrensburg and also of The Amateur Radio Relay League and enjoyed building electronics, fishing and tuning pianos. Robert was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas and Helen; his wife Norma Jean; one sister Nancy Patricia; two brothers, Dick and John; and one nephew Christopher. Robert is survived by three sons, Daniel and Bill of the home, and Matt, along with his wife Marion, of Kansas City; one sister Dorothy (Robert) Manchester, of Bath, New York, and three brothers, Steve (Patti) of Stormville, New York, Gene (Joan) of Boise, Idaho, and Lloyd (Joanne) of Mahopec, New York. Three grandchildren, Celine, Keith and Faith also survive Robert. Funeral services will be Saturday, April 16, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Clinton. Burial will be in Englewood.

WILLIAMS, Roy S.
1869-1898
Englewood Cemetery (W), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Dec 17 1898 - Roy Williams, shot by Porter E. Stone November 17, died Wednesday evening shortly after an operation had been performed in which a portion of a rib was removed. Deceased was a son of Mr. and Mrs. I. P. Williams and was in his 29th year. Funeral at the family residence and the remains taken to Englewood for burial.

WILLIAMS, Russell A. Sr.
1935-2004
Maplewood & Brownington Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Nov 11 2004 - Russell A. Williams Sr., 69, Brownington, died Tuesday, November 9, 2004, at his home. He was born May 4, 1935, in Linneus, the son of the late Buell and Hazel (Wickam) Williams. He married Dorene Williams, who survives. In addition to his wife, survivors include his sons, Russell A. Williams Jr., Independence, Randall L. Williams of Two Rivers, Wisconsin, Richard C. Williams of Raytown, Brent Williams of Independence, Ronnie Williams of Marshall, Edward Frey of Brownington, Steven Frey of Brownington and Dale Duke of Chilhowee; his daughters, Brenda Williams Thomason of Marshall and Deborah Neufled of Odessa; his sister Nylene Buchan of Independence, and his 14 grandchildren. Mr. Williams served his country in the United States Navy from 1952-1962 serving aboard the USS Wasp and Hooper. He was a member of Parks Chapel Baptist Church where he served as deacon and taught Sunday School. Graveside services will be held Friday, November 12, at Maplewood Cemetery in Brownington.

WILLIAMS, Russell Walker
1924-2004
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Nov 16 2004 - Russell Walker Williams, 79, Raymore, died Sunday, November 14, 2004, at his residence in Raymore. Graveside services will be Wednesday, November 17, at Calhoun Cemetery. He was born November 22, 1924, in Henry County to Estes and Mary Williams. He married Edith Hudson of Calhoun in 1946. They lived in Clinton until 1956 and have resided in the Kansas City area since that time. He was an auto body repairman, retiring in 1984. He was a member of First Baptist Church, Kansas City. He is survived by his wife Edith of the home; two daughters, Vicki Damm and husband Hank, Overland Park, Kansas, and Lori Lampe, Lawrence, Kansas; three grandsons, Matthew, Darren and Brian, and four great-grandchildren, as well as two brothers, John Williams of Gruver, Texas, and Paul Williams of Belton, and two sisters, Daisy Plumb of Olathe, Kansas, and Ellen Daley of Los Angeles, California.

WILLIAMS, Sarah E. BOLTON
1865-1934
Englewood Cemetery (W), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Oct 1934 - Mrs. G. G. Williams died at her home at 109 East Elm street at 11:38 p.m. Thursday, October 18. She had not felt well the past year, but was bedfast only about ten days before her death. During her last days, her niece, Mrs. Theodore S. Cady, of Kansas City, was her devoted attendant. Sarah E. Bolton was born in Illinois and came to Clinton 31 years ago. Her husband was the late Judge G. G. Williams, for many years a justice of the peace in this county. He died eight years ago in December. Their home, for many years, was on East Grand River Street, and both were prominent in the work of the first M. E. church, of which they were members. Mrs. Williams was a devout Christian and loved her church and home work. When Mrs. Cady, Nee Bertha Woods, was small, her mother died, and Mrs. Williams took her niece into her home and gave her the guidance and devotion of a mother, and in her daily associations, Mrs. Williams was always a kind neighbor and a helpful friend. Mr. and Mrs. Cady were present for the funeral. Mrs. Cady graduated from Clinton high school, then taught at Jefferson Park four years. Funeral services which were held Saturday morning at the Wilkinson funeral chapel. Burial was in Englewood.

WILLIAMS, Shirley "Billie" GLIDEWELL
1928-2014
Laurel Oak Cemetery (W), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Shirley "Billie" Williams, 85, of rural Lincoln, died Friday, April 18, 2014, at Golden Valley Medical Center, Clinton. She was born on July 25, 1928, at Cane Hill, Arkansas, a daughter of Arvin and Desta (Houseworth) Glidewell She was raised in the Baptist faith in Cane Hill, Arkansas, and graduated from Lincoln High School in 1944. After graduation, she moved to Windsor, Missouri, and worked at the shoe factory. A year later, she moved to Kansas City to work for Montgomery Wards. On May 6, 1949, in Kansas City, Missouri, she was united in marriage to J. C. Williams. She became an order filler at Sears. In 1968, she and J. C. moved to Park Forest, Illinois, where she attended Doree's Beauty School and owned and operated her own shop. In 1984, Billie retired and her and J. C. moved to Lincoln. She was a member of the Ladies VFW Auxiliary in Sedalia and she loved to dance and quilt. Besides her husband, she is survived by one daughter, Gail LeMaire of Sedalia; two sons, Dale Howard and his wife Cathy of Lee's Summit and Coy Williams and his wife Barbara of Cole Camp; nine grandchildren, Katy, Linda, JeriLynn, Richard, Coy, Jason, Benjamin, Stephanie, and Timmy; fifteen great-grandchildren, Tanner, Riley, Phoebe, Randy, Kaitlyn, Ryan, Lindsey, Tandis, Alice, Raven, Krislyn, Jessie, Sky, Sophia, and Adrian; and one great-great-granddaughter, Emily. She was preceded in death by her parents, Arvin and Desta Glidewell, three sisters, Imogene Smith, Mary Johnson, and Sherell Glidewell, and three brothers, Chancey Glidewell, Ellis Paul Glidewell, and Dennis Glidewell. Graveside services will be held Wednesday, April 23, 2014, at Laurel Oaks Cemetery, Windsor. Arrangements are under the direction of the Fox Funeral Home, Cole Camp.

WILLIAMS, Tena Anne BLUMERS
1916-2002
Laurel Oak Cemetery (W), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Dec 6 2002 - Tena A. Williams, 85, Windsor, died Wednesday evening, December 4, 2002, at the Golden Valley Hospital in Clinton. She was born December 8, 1916, in Hawarden, Iowa, the daughter of Charles Blumers and Anna (VanDyke) Blumers. Her parents immigrated to the United States in 1913 from Friesland, The Netherlands. On September 28, 1937, in Cresco, Iowa, she married Michael C. Williams, who died March 2, 1992. She was a homemaker and had also worked at Vincent's Shoe Store for several years. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Windsor. She was also a member of the Women's Golf Association and the Women's Bowling Association. She is survived by four sons, Michael C. Williams, Chilhowee, Bill H. Williams, Windsor, Bob C. Williams, New Castle, Wyoming, Rodney L. Williams, Harrah, Oklahoma; two daughters, Thelma J. Henry and Joann Evrard, both of Windsor; 16 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren, two nieces and six nephews. She was preceded in death by a grandson, Michael Williams, three brothers and a sister. Funeral services will be Monday, December 9, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial will be in the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

WILLIAMS, Tonya Jean
1973-2007
Clinton MO - Tonya Jean Williams, 33, died Tuesday, March 20, 2007 at her home. A memorial service will be held Friday, March 23, at the St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Hwy 7, Clinton. She was born May 6, 1973, in Kansas City, Kansas, daughter of Thomas Eugene and Terry Ellen Proctor Williams. She enjoyed going to car races and most of all her children and family. Preceding her in death is her father, her husband, Loren Gene Malotte, a son Isaac Malotte and a brother, Billy Dean Reed. Survivors include three daughters, Ashley Dawn Williams, Lorenea Jean Malotte, Tana Ann Malotte; her mother, Terry Williams; two brothers, Robert Owen McLaughlin, James Michael McLaughlin; two sisters, Terri Sue Williams, Tracey Spangler; her companion, Dan Stimson; several aunts, uncles and numerous other relatives.

WILLIAMS, Virginia Irene "Ginny" WESTENDORFF
1922-2012
Englewood Cemetery (W), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 10 2012 - Virginia Irene "Ginny" Williams was born December 25, 1922, the daughter of William Henry and Leona Mae Smith Westendorff. Ginny died March 20, 2012, at Golden LivingCenter-Westwood in Clinton. Ginny was married to Robert Wayne Williams on October 17, 1948, at the First Christian Church of Clinton by Rev. George S. Caroland. Ginny worked as a clerk and bookkeeper for Mattingly's for 15 years and then as a teller for First National Bank of Clinton where she could be seen at the drive-through window on many occasions. She was a member of the Business and Professional Women's Club where she was Woman of the Year in 1983. Ginny and Wayne bought Mary Ann's Flowers on April 1, 1964, from John and Mary Ann Rodman. They later owned Clinton Flower Shop and Cass County Floral before opening Area Floral, which they operated from 1993 to 1999. After retiring from First National Bank, Ginny joined Wayne in the flower shops. Ginny was a member of the Roberta Rebekah Lodge where she held a number of offices. She was also a faithful member of Allen Street Baptist Church where she and Norma Carter conducted Sunday School classes at Golden LivingCenter-Westwood for over 30 years. If anyone ever enjoyed every aspect of life God had to offer, Ginny did. She had a zest for life that was quite unique, in respect for family, friends, faith, work and entertainment. She enjoyed every moment, every day, everywhere. She was a wonderful wife, sister, aunt and friend to all. She loved family and made everyone around her feel special. She made you laugh with her stories and just her own laughter was away of brightening up your day. Her love for life would draw you in and make you realize how much there is to enjoy. No holiday would pass by without seeing her in full stylish costume, passing out cupcakes or treats of some kind. Every day she was dressed ready to seize the day, gorgeous. Her hair was in place and looking for Wayne to be right beside her and he was. Many wonderful years of marriage, working together, dining together, vacationing and being a big part of the community were her desire and it was a job well done. She never met a stranger, never was at a loss for words, always gracious and well respected -- Ginny was quite a lady. Her faith in God was strong and we are sure she will meet Him. Knowing Ginny at the moment she meets God, there's no doubt she will probably have Him laughing in a few minutes. Ginny was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Wilbur Westendorff, and one sister, Eletha McBrayer. Ginny is survived by her husband of 63 years, Wayne, and a number of nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends who loved her very much. Funeral services were held Saturday, March 24, at Vansant-Mills Chapel, Clinton. Interment was in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

WILLIAMS, Wayne Rev.
1929-2011
Parks Chapel Cemetery, Leesville Twp, Henry Co, MO
Rev. Wayne Williams, 82, of Clinton, Missouri, died Saturday evening, December 31, 2011, at St. Joseph's Medical Center, Kansas City, Mo. He was born November 21, 1929, on the family farm near Coal, Mo., the son of Clarence Loren Williams and Esther Lois (Parks) Williams. On June 3, 1951, at the Good Hope Baptist Church in Coal, Mo., he married Betty Jean Rinard and she survives of the home. Rev. Williams graduated from Coal High School in 1947 and later from Midwest Baptist Theological Seminary in 1967. He was a minister from 1964 to 1984 serving many Southern Baptist churches in Missouri and the Western part of the United States. From 1984 until his death, Rev. Williams, and his wife, served as Missionaries all over the world, on every continent except Antarctica, starting churches and working with hunger relief. Wayne served his country, as a member of the United States Army, during the Korean Conflict where he earned the Bronze Star and the Purple Heart. In addition to his ministry and missions work, Wayne led an interesting and varied life that included oil painting, breeding and training bird dogs and reviving a particular breed of Shetland Pony from extinction. He was a quiet man who loved his family and his Lord. In addition to his wife, Rev. Williams is survived by two sons, Michael Wayne Williams and his wife Anna, Pleasant Hope, Mo.; Jeffrey Owen Williams and his wife Tammie, Clinton, Mo.; 2 daughters, Marilyn Jean Smith and her husband Kent, Wheatland, Mo.; Kathryn Ann Lange and her husband John, Sedalia, Mo.; 10 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; a brother, Don Williams and his wife Judy, Leesville, Mo.; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be Wednesday, January 4, 2012, at the Bradley & Hadley Funeral Home, Clinton. Burial will be in the Parks Chapel Cemetery, rural Clinton.

WILLIAMS, William Alexander
1925-1994
Kidds Chapel Cemetery, Chalk Level Twp, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - William Alexander Williams, son of William Earl and Anna Lurene (Wilson) Williams, was born January 24, 1925, in Clinton and passed away August 17, 1994, at the Western Missouri Medical Center in Warrensburg at the age of 69. William had lived in Osceola and Lowry City before he moved to Holden about four months ago. He was a veteran of WWII serving in the Army. He was a gas station attendant before he retired in 1989. He is survived by his wife Lucille, of the home; one daughter, Susan Rae Williams of Arkansas; and one sister, Anna M. Jones, Bates City. Graveside services were held at the Kidds Chapel Cemetery Saturday, August 20, 1994.

WILLIAMS, William D.
1909-1998
Clinton Daily Democrat - William D. Williams, 88, Clinton, died Wednesday, May 6, 1998, at Golden Valley Hospital, Clinton. Arrangements are pending.

WILLIAMS, Wilma Jean PAYNE SUNDERWIRTH
1928-2004
Englewood Cemetery (W), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Mar 22 2004 - Jean W. Williams was born Wilma Jean Payne on April 3, 1928. She was the 10th child born to Allen and Margaret Butterbaugh Payne of rural Pettis County, north of Sedalia. She left this earth to maker her eternal home with Jesus, her Lord and Savior and god, her heavenly Father on February 25, 2004, at her home in Clinton. Jean grew up in the same general area of her birth, being third in her family to be able to attend and graduate from Hughesville High School. She graduated as valedictorian of her small class in 1945. She later moved to Kansas City and was employed there doing bookkeeping and office work. In 1950 she was united in marriage to William C. Sunderwirth. When he graduated from KC College of Physicians and Surgeons in 1953, the couple moved to Clinton. Paula Lynn was born in September 1953, followed by the birth of their second daughter, Jama Beth in July 1955. In 1958, the couple, with their two daughters, moved to ElDorado Springs. There in May 1959, Lisa Denise was born followed by the birth of their youngest daughter, Stacy Dawn, in July 1962. Jean and her four daughters moved back to Clinton in 1968. She went to work for Inter-Church Coordinating Council/RSVP in 1972. On January 10, 1977, she started employment with Morton Buildings, Inc. and retired from there in February 2003, after 26 years of service. In March 1975, Jean and Bill Williams were married in the Clinton United Methodist Church. They had five years of happiness in their shared faith and love. Bill moved to his heavenly home on December 25, 1980. Jean was baptized into membership in the Methodist Church in 1953. She played the church organ, taught Sunday School and Vacation Bible School and was active in the Women's Society of Christian Service in both the ElDorado Springs and Clinton churches. In spite of being an active member of the church most of her life, it wasn't until May 11, 1972, that Jean was born again and filled with God's Holy Spirit. It was truly a life change for her and her daughters! Always striving to perfect her faith, her love for God remained strong. Her relationship with Jesus continued to grow daily up to the time she went home to Jesus and Father! Hallelujah! She leaves four daughters, Paul, Jama, Lisa, Stacy and their husbands; 11 grandchildren; one grandson-in-law, three sisters and many nieces, nephews and friends. Jean's Going Home Celebration, That God Be Lifted Up, Worshipped and Glorified was held at the Clinton United Methodist Church on Saturday, February 28. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

WILLIAMSON, Doris Loretta COLLINS
1942-1992
Chilhowee Cemetery, Chilhowee, Johnson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Doris Loretta Williamson was born August 31, 1942, in Clinton. She passed away Saturday, July 11, 1992, at her home in Holden at the age of 49. She is survived by her parents, Ernest and Kathryn Collins of Holden; two sons, Randy Rice and Ernie Motley, both of Urich; three daughters, Cindy Morgan of Windsor, Stella Bley of Montrose, and Kay Hand of Gatesville, Texas; one brother, Robert Collins of Warrensburg, and 12 grandchildren, also several nieces and nephews. Graveside services were Saturday, July 18, 1992, at the Chilhowee Cemetery.

WILLIAMSON, Elma Leigh LEMASTER
1905-1991
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Elma Leigh Williamson passed away Wednesday, August 7, 1991, in Warrensburg, Missouri. She was born February 5, 1905, near Arcola, in Dade County. She was one of eight, children born to Samuel Wilson and Charity Isabelle Lemaster. At the age of 10, the family moved to Lockwood and there she finished grade and high school. She became a member of the Methodist Church at an early age and was a faithful believer throughout her life. December 31, 1925, she married Roy G. Williamson of Springfield. In March 1928 they moved to Clinton where she lived until going to Ridge Crest Nursing Home in Warrensburg on September 3, 1983. She is survived by three children. Billie Dee and wife. Adair, of San Francisco, California, Roger Glen and wife, Marty, of Clinton, and JoAnn and husband, Bob, of Windsor; 13 grandchildren, five step-grandchildren, and 15 great-grandchildren; other close relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, five sisters, one daughter, Betty Lee Baker, one daughter-in-law, Margaret Williamson and grandson, Richard Glen Williamson. Funeral services were held Saturday, August 10, 1991, at the Sickman & Dunning Chapel. Burial was in Clinton Memory Gardens.

WILLIAMSON, I. D.
n/a-1891
Clinton MO, Jun 27 1891 - I. D. Williamson, who at one time was engaged in blacksmithing at Lucas, died at the poor farm Saturday. He had been there a number of years and was over 50.

WILLIAMSON, Juanita N. BIGGS
1909-2001
Urich Cemetery, Bogard Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Daily Democrat, Feb 23 2001 - Juanita N. Williamson was born May 8, 1909, in East St. Louis, daughter of Edward James and Virginia Louisa Kitchens Biggs. She departed this life February 13, 2001. She married Paul A. Williamson July 31, 1926, at Knoblick. To this union two children were born, Melvin E. Williamson and Cheryl Rene Williamson Oswald. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Clinton, and a former member of Eastern Star. Juanita loved young people and was proud that she and Paul were the Mother and Dad Advisors to the Order of Rainbow Girls for four years. They owned and operated the West Side Grocery, a neighborhood grocery store and service station on West Ohio Street. She also had her own beauty salon, Vanity fair. After eight years she sold her salon and retired. She and Paul spent three winters in the Brownsville, Texas, area. After his death she soon missed working with the public and went to work for Wal-Mart. She worked there for 23 years, retiring in 1997. Juanita lived in Clinton 55 years, spending the last five months at the home of her daughter in Urich. Survivors include one daughter, Cheryl Oswald and husband, Robert, Urich; one daughter-in-law, Reva Williamson, Fort Collins, Colorado; three grandchildren, Cecilia Wilson, Clinton, Troy Oswald, Urich, and Randall Williamson, Fort Collins, Colorado; seven great-grandchildren and one brother, William Biggs, Phelan, California. Her husband; one son, Melvin E. Williamson; one grandson, Ward Williamson; one brother and two sisters preceded her in death. Memorial services were held February 16 at the Consalus Chapel, Clinton.

WILLIAMSON, Mildred BARKER
1873-1949
Teays Chapel Cemetery, Bear Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Mildred Barker Williamson - b: Aug 23 1873 - d: Oct 20 1949 - bur: Teays Chapel Cem, Henry Co. - Dies at Deepwater - Mrs. Mildred Williamson died Thursday, Oct. 20, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Wilbur Miller, Deepwater. She had been in failing health several months, but had been bedfast only the past two weeks, during which her children tenderly ministered to her every need, assisted by friends, neighbors, and other kinsmen. Mildred Barker, daughter of Wilson Creed and Emma Barker, was born in Sedalia, Pettis County, Missouri, August 23, 1873, and most of her life was spent in Henry County. At the early age of 13, she surrendered her life to Christ and became a member of the Teays Chapel Church. On December 8, 1892, she was united in marriage to John Roberd Williamson who preceded her in death Mar. 21, 1931. This union was blessed with six children, three of whom died in infancy. Those surviving are a son, Roy Elmer Williamson; two daughters, Mrs. Viola Miller and Mrs. Myrtle Wolford, all of Deepwater. She is also survived by one brother, Joe Barker, of Filer, Idaho; two sisters, Mrs. Luella Sullivan, Montrose, and Mrs. Etta Rogers, Valejo, Calif.; four grandchildren, Ruby Mae and Roy Earl Williamson, Mrs. Mildred Lorraine Dunning, and Norma Lea Miller; three great-grandchildren, Lawrence Wilson, Barbara Jean Dunning, and Barbara Ann Williamson. Devoted to her family and church, she spent a rich, full life seeking the comfort and welfare of those dear to her, and ministering as the need arose to neighbors and friends. A fine and good woman, she leaves many to sincerely mourn her passing. Funeral services were conducted at Teays Chapel by Rev. Robt. Streeter Sunday, Oct. 23, at 2:00 p.m. Burial was beside her husband in the church cemetery, Hurst funeral service in charge.

WILLIAMSON, Norman
1938-2006
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jun 5 2006 - Norman Williamson, 67, Kansas City, died Wednesday, May 31, 2006, at home. Memorial services will be Sunday, June 11, at Muehlebach Funeral Home, Kansas City. Mr. Williamson was born July 22, 1938, in Kansas City. He graduated from Wyandotte High School, Class of 1956. After graduation he joined the Air Force and was stationed in Alaska and Spain. He was a robotic programmer for General Motors for 20 years following a career as an electrician. He was a member of IBEW Local 124, NECA, UAW Local 31, NRA of America and the Pioneer Gun Club. He is survived by his wife Annette Bailey Williamson of the home; son Jeremy Williamson, Also of the home; daughter Dayna Wolf, Peoria, Arizona; stepson Danny Bailey, Tightwad; five grandchildren; a brother Mitchel Williamson, Marceline, and a nephew, John Williamson, Marceline.

WILLIAMSON, Raymond Claude
1919-1997
Englewood Cemetery (W), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Daily Democrat - Raymond Claude Williamson died Monday, March 3, 1997, at his home in Panama City Beach, Florida, at the age of 77 years, 10 months, 22 days. He was born April 11, 1919, the son of George W. and Monta Langford Williamson. He was united in marriage to Wilma Nadine Wilson. He was a veteran of the United States Navy serving on the U.S.S. Williams in the South Pacific as a metalsmith, 3rd class. He was retired from General Motors, Kansas City plant. Mr. Williamson loved the outdoors and especially liked gardening. He was a member of the Clinton VFW Post #1894, U.A.W. Retirees Club, Bay County, Florida; U. S. Navy Bean Benders Club, and the Sunnyside Baptist Church, Sunnyside, Florida. He is survived by his wife, Nadine Williamson of the home; one daughter, Raylene Reale and husband, Patrick, Panama City Beach, Florida; two grandsons, Lt. Commander Ray Wilson and wife, Madelene, Virginia Beach, Virginia, Delayne Wilson and wife, Lisa, Plattsburg; four great-grandchildren, Aaron and Megan Wilson, Patricia and Steven Wilson and Brandi Reale. Funeral services were held Saturday, March 8, at the Consalus Chapel, Clinton. Burial was in the Englewood Cemetery.

WILLIAMSON, Roy Glen Sr.
1904-1993
Englewood Cemetery (W), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Daily Democrat - Roy Glen Williamson, Sr., 88, of Columbia, died Wednesday, October 6, 1993 at his home. Mr. Williamson was born December 27, 1904, the son of John and Laura Belle Gullett Williamson. He was married to Frances L. Gordon October 17, 1952 in Clinton. Mr. Williamson moved to Columbia in 1956, coming from Clinton. He was a member of Eastern Star, White Shrine, Sunrise Optimist, Clinton Masonic Lodge, I.O.O.F. and Ararat Shrine. He was a member of Woodlandville Methodist Church. Mr. Williamson is survived by his wife Frances; three sons, Roy G. Williamson, Jr., Gainsville, Fl., Bill Williamson, South San Francisco, Ca., and Roger Glen Williamson, Clinton; four daughters, Connie Sue Sommer, Littleton, Co., Donna Lou Meyer, Hartsberg, Mo., Karen Kay Day, Austin, Tx., and Jo Anne Colt, Clinton; 16 grandchildren and four great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one daughter, two bothers and two sisters. Funeral services will be Saturday, October 9, 1993 at Parker Funeral Service, 22 N. 10th Street, Columbia, with burial at Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

WILLIAMSON, Tennie
1851-1928
Laurel Oak Cemetery (W), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Miss Tennie Williamson died at Windsor, December 7th (1928). She was born September 14, 1851, and taught school for many years in Missouri, Arkansas and Colorado. She was a devout member of the Methodist church and taught in the Sunday School. She was interested in everything that stood for progress in Christianity, literature, music, poetry and art. She was an Eastern Star, a P.E.O., a D.A.R., also belong to Delphian Literary Society and Business and Professional Women's Club of Windsor. Her funeral was conducted December 10th, at her late home. Interment in Laurel Oak Cemetery.

WILLIAMSON, Wilma Fay TABOR
1941-2007
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Dec 6 2007 - Wilma Fay (Tabor) Williamson, of Garden City, Missouri, was born March 26, 1941 in Cass County, Missouri, the daughter of Joseph Franklin and Fannie Mae (Williams) Tabor. She departed this life Monday, December 3, 2007, Saint Joseph Health Center, Kansas City, Missouri at the age of 66 years, 8 months and 8 days. Wilma was employed as a cook for several restaurants in the local area including the Half Way Restaurant and the Dinner Bell both of Harrisonville, Missouri as well as the Old Cedar Inn in Garden City . She was also employed at Unique Optical in Rich Hill, Missouri and the sewing factories in Garden City and Holden, Missouri. Wilma attended Sweet Water Tabernacle Church in Rich Hill. She was a very patient person and loved to help people whenever they were in need. Wilma enjoyed play games, cards and doing puzzle books. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Kenneth and Marvin Tabor. She is survived by two sons, Ron Tabor and wife Tina, Rich Hill, Missouri, Dale Williamson and wife Kelly, Harrisonville, Missouri; a daughter, Bridgett Williamson, Belton, Missouri; six grandchildren, Brandon, Samantha, Jenna, Madison, Kennedy and Lee Ann; a sister, Thelma Arnold, El Dorado Springs, Missouri; other relatives and many friends. Cremation.

WILLLIAMS, S. Frank Rev.
1826-1912
Fields Creek Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Rev. Frank Williams Enters Into that Heaven of Eternal Rest - Like a ripe sheaf, that aged minister, familiarly called "Uncle" Frank Williams, has been garnered by that grim reaper, death. He fell asleep on Sunday morning at 11:30 o'clock, May 19th 1912 at his home 4 miles west of Clinton, this state, after an illness of three months with the infirmities of old age. Born in Howard county, this state, near Glasgow, Oct. 25th 1826, and had therefore passed his four score years, being eighty-five years, six months, and twenty-four days of age. Uncle Frank Williams was one of the oldest settlers of Henry county, and a complete biography of his life would be a very interesting part in the history of the county, especially of its religion. He was the oldest child in a family of nine children, three of whom died in early childhood. During his youth, his father William Williams, moved to Henry county, to the tract of land that they settled and made a home of where most of his life was spent and he died. In 1849 he went to California, driving an ox team, returning five years later. March 22, 1855 he was untied in marriage with Miss Jane Baker, niece to Nathan Fields, her death occurred June 28, 1876. Six children were born to this union. Samuel died in infancy. Lee Williams and Mrs. Helen Shoemaker died several years ago, each leaving a companion and three children. Three children survive: Harris, at the old home; John, near Garland and Mrs. Mollie Foster at Rich Hill; fifteen grandchildren and one great grandchild. He is also survived by a sister, Mrs. Jane Shelton, of Adrian, Bates County, Mo. In early manhood while he was overseeing slaves on the farm of Major Ashby, near Clinton a union revival meeting was held by the Cumberland Presbyterians and Methodists in the old court house in Clinton. He attended the meeting, became very much interested and joined the Methodist church, soon after organized at that place. His conversion took place in the field while watching over the slaves, being deeply convicted of sin he earnestly prayed till he felt his sins were forgiven then he sand and shouted, the Negroes wondering what had come into their master's life to cause such a change. From that time forward he turned his mind to things spiritual, and became a very zealous Christian worker. During the war he held cottage prayer meetings in the homes of the community also in the school house. Among all denominations his influence was felt as he was ever ready to work for the Master when given an opportunity. In a revival meeting held in Flat Foot school house near the present location of Garland, he perhaps did his first preaching. After the war was closed a Cumberland Presbyterian church was organized at the old court house by James Henry Houk, from Warrensburg. There were seven members: Mrs. Elizabeth Weila now residing at 212 North 4th street, is the only one living. The other members were; Mrs. Kate Rogers and her daughter, Mrs. George Royston; Mrs. Eliza Holland; Mrs. Elizabeth Parks, sister to the Dr. Holland; the wife of Esquire Means and Colonel Tutt's wife. Uncle Frank left the Methodist church and with his wife joined the Cumberland and later became one of its elders. Later a Cumberland church being organized at Fields Creek school house he and his wife put their membership there. After the erection of a new church building at Fields Creek, he being then an ordained minister, became one of its first pastors and so served for several years. He also served as pastor in after years at Mound Springs, Hickory Grove, Coal and other places. He assisted in many revival meetings in different parts of the county, regardless of denomination and never charged any salary, gratefully receiving the offerings of love and gratitude that the churches and friends donated. His efforts were earnest and far-reaching, among those who were in strength and maturity as well as the troubled and afflicted. His visits in the homes helped many of the distressed, souls were converted and helped to become reconciled to their Father's will. After sister Mattis and I were converted and joined the Baptist church, Uncle Frank and Mr. John Taylor came to our house one Sunday afternoon and held a precious service of Bible reading., song and prayer, the influence of which has been a blessing to our lives, and we are trying to pass it on to others. Both of these dear old friends are gone but their influence still lives. He preached many funeral sermons, always trying to awaken conviction of sin and forgiveness through Christ. He married many couples and was heard to say several months ago, "Not one couple have ever been divorced." God grant that the record may remain so and that their lives may remain so and that their lives may renown to God's glory; for the blessed old saint always gave the honor and glory to God. Many times have we heard him pray "Our kind Heavenly Father, we thank Thee for these dispensations of Thy love and that there is no visible mark of Thy disapproval resting upon us." His last effort to assist in a revival was with Bro. Ramsey at Bethlehem. He suffered a great deal but tried to be patient and grateful. On Friday before he died he told his son, Harris, "You have all been good to me. I appreciate it. The little children have led me and given me good attention." He also appreciated the many acts of kindness and love that the dear relatives, neighbors and friends showed him. May the sorrowing loved ones get comfort and peace in believing and trusting in Father's God. And may all meet as an unbroken family when the roll is called up yonder. May it be said of all as is said of him, "Well Done, thou good and faithful servant, enter thou into the joy of the Lord." The funeral services occurred at Fields Creek church, Monday. There was a great out pouring of people from miles around, who testified by their presence, to their regard for the departed one. The song that Uncle Frank loved best, of which he said, "It is the only song I can sing, and I want it sung at my funeral: 'Savior More Than Life to Me.' The remains were then taken by the Masons, of which order he had long been a member and after a very impressive service, laid to rest under the beautiful spreading oak tree the place he had selected in the northwest corner of the church yard, while the song he requested, "Rest for the Weary," was sung as his body was being lowered into the grave.

WILLS, Sarah Elizabeth MOLDER
1860-1937
Tickridge Cemetery, Leesville Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Mar 1937 - Mrs. Sarah Wills died at 6:00 a.m. February 26 at the home of her daughter and son, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Houk, 4 1/2 miles southeast of Coal, where she had been bedfast the past five weeks with complications of old age. Her worn body, frail with 76 years of useful living, demanding more and more sleep each day, quietly slipped into that un-awakening, restful sleep and liberated the spirit for its eternal home. Sarah Elizabeth Molder was born to Mr. and Mrs. Henry Molder near Fairfield, Benton County, July 30, 1860. She was united in marriage when 17 to Overton Wills and four children were given this couple, three of whom survive. Deceased united with the Baptist church when young, faithful as long as health would permit, striving to bring into her home the happiness and peace which comes from being a true follower of Christ. She was a kind, loving mother, working to the utmost to make her home attractive and comfortable. She loved flowers and delighted in their gorgeous coloring. Her neighbors could count on her to assist them in sickness, either in the room or helping with household duties when the family could soothe and quiet best. She was willing to help when extra farm work made it imperative for another pair of industrious hands, whether for a few hours, or a day. After the death of her husband, 30 years ago the same month, she and her daughter, Miss Susie Wills, lived alone, independently making their own way, until the mother;s last illness, when her other daughter willingly and with loving hands helped to do everything possible to ease the pain of the beloved mother. (obit clipped, ending not available)

WILLS, Ulysses S. Grant
1868-1903
Deer Creek Cemetery, Deer Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Missouri, Jul 11 1903 - The Angle of Death entered our community and waved her magic wand over the spirit of Ulysses S. Grant Wills, causing its flight to the better land about 10:20 p.m. July 15, 1903 at the home of his nephew, Artie Wills, on East Lincoln street. Born in Montgomery county, Indiana in November, 1868. Came to Missouri with his parents about 31 years ago. Suffered severely with ulceration of the stomach and has been bedfast over five weeks. A member of the I.O.O.F. and Modern Woodman. He was never married and made his home with his brothers and sisters since the death of his mother three years ago; his father, Thomas wills, preceded him to that shining shore about 33 years ago. Funeral at the M.E. church, South, and tenderly laid to rest by his brother Odd Fellows in Deer Creek cemetery. Leaves three sisters and two brothers, al of whom were with him to comfort and soothe him during his illness and death. An honest, industrious man.

WILMARTH, Glenna Maxine CARLETON
1921-1996
Englewood Cemetery (W), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Glenna Maxine Wilmarth, 75, Blue Springs, died Thursday, November 14, 1996, at St. Luke's Hospital in Kansas City. She was born May 14, 1921, in Leesville, the daughter of Carl and Edith Albin Carleton. She was preceded in death by her parents, her brother Bill Carleton, and brother-in-law Elbert Crowder. She is survived by her husband Harold Wilmarth of the home; her son Herb of Newport Beach, California; her daughter Linda of Clinton; her brother Kenneth Carleton of Bolivar; her sisters, Oleta Crowder and Elaine Kreissler, both of Clinton; nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be Saturday, November 16, at the Underwood-Steinbeck Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

WILMOTT, Sarah R. HELLER
1824-1903
Englewood Cemetery (W), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Missouri, Jul 4 1903 - Mrs. Sarah R. Wilmott breathed her last at the home of her daughter, Mrs. M. M. Bozarth, Sunday, June 21, at 4 p.m. She was taken seriously ill only two days before her death, with pneumonia, and her frail body could not withstand the ravages of the disease. She was born in Jeromeville, Ohio, Ashland county, Dec. 3, 1824, being 78 her last birthday. Her maiden name was Sarah R. Heller and she was twice married, her last husband died about 24 years ago; she had seven children; the three living are Mrs. George Browning, Beaumont, Texas; Mrs. M. M. Bozarth, Clinton; and Miles Wilmott, Los Angeles. She has been a Christian 63 years. Just think, 63 years of work in the Master's vineyard, 12 years of the time an invalid. What a noble record! The funeral was delayed until Wednesday to permit arrival of the children, when the precious remains were tenderly laid in beautiful Englewood.

WILSON, Alfred Richard
1887-1974
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Alfred Richard Wilson was born May 23 1887 in St. Clair County, MO and died April 1 1974 in Clinton, MO at his home. Burial was in Calhoun Cemetery under the direction of R. E. Nichols Deepwater Chapel. He was the son of William Bradford Wilson and Celia Adell "Della" Davis Wilson. His brothers and sisters were Bitha Lou Seward, Clark, Walter, Martha Elizabeth Boyles, Ola Lee, Bert, Rodie Riley, Carl Leonard. He married Bertha Nellie Kampe. To this marriage were born Herbert Richard, Clifford Clay, Charles Henry, Ethal Louise Grasher, Gladys Virginia Fields, James Lee.

WILSON, Alvin Aubrey
1935-2008
Englewood Cemetery (W), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Sep 23 2008 - Alvin A. Wilson, 72, Warrensburg, died Sunday, Sept. 21, 2008, at Country Club Care Center in Warrensburg. Funeral services will be Wednesday, Sept. 24, at Vansant-Mills Chapel, Clinton, with interment in Englewood Cemetery. Al was born in Plattsburgh, New York the son of Audrey M. and Grace Warner Wilson. He graduated from Peru Central High School, Class of l954. He served in the U.S. Air Force for twenty years serving in the Vietnam Conflict and retiring as a Tech Sergeant. He later worked for the University of Central Misssouri in Warrensburg. He was a member of the American Legion in Warrensburg and the Non Commissioned Officers Association. He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife Marcella. Among survivors are six stepchildren, Dena Young and John Young of Clinton, Pete Young, Joe Young and Susan Witherspoon, all of Deepwater, and Gary Young of Kansas City; one brother Charles L. Wilson of Pickens, South Carolina; three sisters, Dianne W. Dew of Dannemora, New York, Marianne F. Miller of Port Kent, New York, and June A. Leifester Stafford of Tecoma, Washington.

WILSON, Annie Marie VAN ALLEN
1855-1923
Osceola Cemetery, Osceola, St. Clair Co, MO
St. Clair County Democrat, Feb 1 1923 - Mrs. Wilson, widow of the late Dr. J. S. Wilson, who was a brother of J. Y. and Thomas Wilson of Osceola, Mo., died at the home of her brother, John Van Allen, about seven miles West of Deepwater, Mo. on Jan. 22, 1923, after a lingering illness of several years. Annie Marie Van Allen was born near Albany, N.Y., May 22, 1855. She was married to Dr. J. S. Wilson in 1872 in Osceola, Mo. To this union was born but one child which died in infancy. She united with the Christian Church in early womanhood and at the time of her death was a member at Deepwater, Mo. Dr. Wilson practiced medicine at Deepwater for some twenty five years prior to his death, which occurred about five years ago. She was the daughter of Judge Van Allen who was a judge of St. Clair Co. some years ago. Her funeral services were at the home on Jan. 23, after which the remains were brought to Osceola and laid to rest by the side of her husband. She leaves as immediate relatives an only brother, John Van Allen, to mourn her loss, but a number of friends in the community where she has lived and died.

WILSON, Bertha Nellie KAMPE
1893-1960
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Mrs. Bertha Kampe Wilson was born March 31, 1893 and died September 24, 1960 at the Clinton General Hospital. She was the daughter of John William and Laura J. Kerns Kampe. She is survived by her husband, Alfred Wilson; two sons Herbert Wilson and Charles Wilson; two daughters, Ethal Louise Grasher and Gladys Virginia Fields. She had six brothers, John, Arch, Gus, Ernest, Herman and Rolla; and one sister, Mrs. Pearl Kampe Shifflet.

WILSON, Blanche Mae MURPHY CHURCH
1897-1965
Englewood Cemetery (W), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Mrs. Blanche Wilson, 68, of 601 S. Carter, Clinton, died at Wetzel Hospital, Dec 14, 1965, where she was a patient since Dec 7. Death was attributed to a blood clot following surgery. Funeral services to be held on Thursday, Dec 16, at the Trinity Lutheran Church, Clinton. Interment in Englewood Cemetery. Blanche Mae Murphy, daughter of William H. and Lillie Huckaby Murphy, was born near Deepwater, April 23, 1897. She grew to womanhood in the community of her birth and in March of 1916 was married to Wade Church. Four sons and a daughter were born to them. Mr. Church died 22 Jan 1941, and in June of 1943, she was married to Jacob R. Wilson, who preceded her in death, Aug 2, 1952. She was an accomplished pianist and was widely known in the area as she shared her talent at many social functions. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Allen (Wanda) Wilson, Clinton; four sons, Julian, Delmar (Babe), Marvin (Jack) and Norman Church, all of Clinton (Mrs. Church played the piano with W. P. Childers, Hobart Sell, Giles Wheeler and others at social functions)

WILSON, Bonnie A. DUNLAP
1906-1991
Englewood Cemetery (W), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Bonnie Dunlap Wilson, age 85, of 408 South McLane, Clinton, Mo., passed away Tuesday, October 29, 1991 at Golden Valley Memorial Hospital. She was born the Daughter of Albert and Cora (Dugan) Dunlap on July 26, 1906 in Montrose, Mo. and lived near Montrose until 1968 when she moved to Clinton. She and her husband, Ramsey Wilson, had a farm at Montrose in the Teays Chapel neighborhood and he preceded her in death in 1988. She was a member of the Teays Chapel Methodist Church near Montrose and a past member of Eastern Star. She is survived by one son, R.D. Wilson, and one sister, Julia Blumhost, both of Clinton. Funeral services were held Thursday, October 31, 1991 at the Vansant-Mills Chapel. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

WILSON, Bonnie June POWELL
1946-2001
Ladue Cemetery, Davis Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Daily Democrat, Jan 2 2002 - Bonnie June Wilson, daughter of Juanita (Epperson) and Norman Powell, was born July 26, 1946, in Carrollton, and died December 18, 2001, at the Research Medical Center in Kansas City at the age of 55 years. Bonnie had lived in Buckner before moving to Clinton this summer. She is survived by her mother, Juanita Chance of Kansas City; her four sons, Jeff Wilson and wife, Cindy, Buckner, Terry Wilson and wife, Regina, Mayview, Donald Wilson and wife, Wendy, Clinton, and Michael Wilson of Buckner; eight grandchildren and three brothers, Lynn Powell of North Kansas City, Ralph Powell of Longview, Washington, and Shawn Powell, stationed in the Philippines. Funeral services were held at the Vansant-Mills Chapel on Friday, December 21. Burial was in the LaDue Cemetery.

WILSON, Carl Leonard
1911-1980
Carpenter Cemetery, Chilhowee, Johnson Co, MO
Clinton MO - Carl Leonard Wilson, youngest son of William B. and Cella Adell Davis Wilson, was born February 20, 1911, at Roscoe, MO, and passed away November 14, 1980, at his home, Route 1, Clinton. One of nine children, Carl spent his childhood on farms in St. Clair and Henry counties. His dad passed away when Carl was only 12 years of age, and he quit school soon after to help support his mother and family. On January 16, 1929, he was united in marriage to Hazel Viola Overturf. To this union was born five sons and one daughter. Carl spent all of his adult life engaged in farming in Johnson, Lafayette and Henry counties until the time of his retirement, seven years before his death. Preceding Carl in death were his mother and father, two sisters, five brothers and two infant sons. He leaves to mourn his passing: his devoted wife, Hazel; three sons and wives, Bobby Joe and Naida, Junior and Corlene of Clinton and Harold Dean and Mildred, Overland Park, KS; one daughter and husband, Georgia Mae and Charles Perry, Olathe, KS. Funeral services were held November 17 at Consalus Funeral Home. Burial was in Carpenter Cemetery, Chilhowee.

WILSON, Carlos Charles
1909-1996
Greenwood Cemetery, Bolivar, Polk Co, MO
Clinton Daily Democrat - Carlos Charles Wilson, 87, Bolivar, died Thursday, September 5, 1996, in Citizens Memorial Healthcare Facility following a short illness. Mr. Wilson was a longtime resident of Bolivar and Polk County, a member of Bolivar First Baptist Church. He was born June 25, 1909, in Weaubleau, to Noah W. and Lorene L. (Bertina) Wilson. He was retired after working 46 years for the Missouri Highway Department. He was united in marriage to Tracie E. Scurlock who preceded him in death. In 1964 he was married to Benny (May) Brakebill. He is survived by his wife, Benny, of Bolivar; a brother and sister-in-law, Kenneth W. and Vivian Wilson of Clinton, and a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Clarence (Jr.) and Billye Wheeler of Bolivar. He was preceded in death by his parents, Noah Wesley and Lorene Laurie (Bertina) Wilson, and his first wife. Funeral services will be held Saturday, September 7 at Pitts Funeral Home Chapel, with burial to follow in Greenwood Cemetery, Bolivar. Arrangements are under the direction of Pitts Funeral Home, Bolivar.

WILSON, Carmen Marie SMITH
1901-1999
Hopewell Cemetery, Walker Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Daily Democrat - Carmen Marie Smith Wilson, 97, Edmond, Oklahoma, was welcomed into eternal life on Sunday morning, June 6, 1999, of complications from a congestive heart failure. The daughter of Ellis and Bertha Lee Smith, she was born November 7, 1901, in Clinton. Carmen had been playing piano for more than 90 years. She began her piano studies at the age of five. While attending the German Seminary in Clinton, she was giving private lessons to younger students. In her pursuit of music, Carmen continued her studies at the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music earning a teacher's certificate in 1921. After graduation she taught public school music in Eldorado, Arkansas, and later returned to the conservatory and earned her Artist's Diploma. While at the Conservatory, she had an opportunity to play for one of her must discerning audiences, Sergel Rachmaninoff. She played a selection from one of his compositions, the G Minor Prelude. Recalling this event and his comments, she said, "I had received a free lesson from one of the great composers of all time." While his music was difficult to play, she found it very exciting. In the early '20s, she taught at the Normal School in Warrensburg and at one time she considered the concert state, however, marriage to a livestock farmer changed her mind. After marriage to Clive Floyd Wilson she moved to a farmhouse north of Montrose, which had to be remodeled to accommodate a grand piano. She not only continued to give music lessons but also played at the Hopewell Cumberland Presbyterian Church. One of her students was a niece who had to ride a horse to get her piano instructions. Later in her life, she was active in clubs in Clinton. She was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) and the 20th Century Club. As Regent of the DAR, she represented the local chapter at its National Convention in the mid-1960s. After moving from the farm in 1988, she lived in Clinton and then moved to Edmond to be near her son. Carmen is survived by her two sons, Dale Wilson and daughter-in-law, Sue, Oak Hill, Virginia, and Conrad Wilson and daughter-in-law, Connie Edmond, Oklahoma; four grandchildren, Douglas Wilson and wife, Victoria of Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin, Gregory Wilson and wife, Jennifer of S. Newbury, New Hampshire, Rachele Wilson and husband, Christopher Marty of Centreville, Virginia, and Cynthia Wilson of Rixeyville, Virginia; four great-grandsons, Douglas G. and Conrad L. Wilson, Jeffrey B. and Matthew H. Wilson and in addition numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clive F. Wilson, in 1971; her brother, Ralls Smith, and sister, Courtney Lee Moore. In her later years, she played at the Edmond Senior Center and at the Oklahoma Christian Home where she was known as the "piano lady". Teaching others or playing the piano was always a major interest in her life. Funeral services were held at the Hopewell Cumberland Presbyterian Church, Montrose, on Friday, June 11. Burial was in the Hopewell Cemetery, Montrose.

WILSON, Carrie Eileen LOVEALL
1930-2004
Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Warrensburg, Johnson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Aug 5 2004 - Carrie Eileen (Loveall) Wilson, 74, Chilhowee, died Wednesday, August 4, at Research Medical Center, Kansas City. She was born March 30, 1930, in ElDorado, Kansas, the daughter of the late Louis Loveall and the late Grace (Bales) Loveall. She and her family moved to Chilhowee in 1932. On March 12, 1951, she married Delbert E. Wilson, who survives of the home. She worked for many years at Town and Country Shoe Company, Warrensburg, and later worked for Rival Manufacturing, Clinton, for 21 years, retiring in 1992. She was baptized many years ago at Chilhowee Baptist Church where she continued her membership and was a member of the Northern Cherokee of Missouri and Arkansas. Survivors include her husband, Delbert E. Wilson, Chilhowee; one son Ernie Wilson, daughter-in-law, Debra, Portage, Indiana, and one grandson, Barry Wilson, Savannah, Georgia; four sisters, Irene, Rosemary Doris and Margaret, and three brothers, Hugh, Gene and Carl. Four brothers preceded her in death, Alvin, Willis, Howard and Russell. Funeral services will be Saturday, August 7, at the Sweeney-Phillips and Holdren Funeral Home, Warrensburg. Burial will be in Warrensburg Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

WILSON, Catherine Jean WILLIAMS
1952-2016
Englewood Cemetery (W), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jul 21 2016 - Catherine "Cathy" Wilson, 64, died Thursday, July 14, 2016, at her home in Odessa. There will be a graveside service held on Monday, July 25, at Englewood Cemetery, Clinton. Catherine was born on April 9, 1952, in Clinton, to William and Wilma (Jones) Williams. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles F. Wilson; father, William C. Williams; son, James "Jamie" F. Wilson, and a brother, Mike Williams. Cathy is survived by her partner, Mark Lewis, of the home; mother, Wilma Williams of Clinton; daughter, Debra Nickerson of Grants Pass, Oregon; two sisters, Roberta Barnhart (Mark) of Humansville and Susan Harrill (Jim) of Clinton; brother, Charlie "Butch" Williams (Jean) of Mechanicsville, Virginia, sister-in-law, Karen Williams of Clinton, along with three grandchildren.

WILSON, Charles Albert
1912-1995
Englewood Cemetery (W), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Charles Albert (Charlie) Wilson, the eldest son of Noah E. and Maude E. (Hunter) Wilson, was born September 6, 1912, near Hartwell, in Henry County. He died June 8, 1995, at Westwood Nursing Home in Clinton at the age of 82 years, nine months and two days. Charlie and Eula Marcum were married in 1934 and were the parents of four children, three sons, Dale, Charles and Dean and one daughter, Irene. He was preceded in death by his wife, Eula; two sons, Dale and Dean; his parents and one sister, Elsie Marie. He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Irene and LeRoy Helm of Independence and son, Charles of Clinton; 10 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by two brothers, Raymond and wife, Vera of Lake Park, Ga., R. C. and wife Dorothy of Clinton; one sister, Alta and husband, Max Corwin of Holden; two daughters-in-law, Linda Wilson and Peggy Dietz. Funeral services were held at the Vansant-Mills Chapel Monday, June 12. Burial was in the Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

WILSON, Charles Raymond Sr.
1939-2003
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jul 18 2003 - Charles Raymond Wilson was born September 8, 1939, in Urich, the son of Charles Albert and Eula Marcum Wilson. This past Monday, July 7, at the age of 63, Charles died at his home in Clinton. Charles served in the U.S. Navy aboard the destroyer USS Porterfield (with his brother, Dean). While in the Navy, he acquired a tailor's license. After completing his military service and returning home, Charles often made clothes for his mother. He was employed at Zenith Specialities, Inc., in Clinton for more than 30 years, as attested to by a gold watch he received from the company. Those who knew Charles best remember him as a very private person, extremely good-hearted, who worked well with his hands in building things and who enjoyed traveling. Charles was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Dale Wilson and Dean Wilson. He is survived by one son, Charles Raymond Wilson Jr., Georgia; one sister Irene Helm and husband Leroy, Independence, as well as a number of aunts and uncles, nieces and nephews. Memorial services were held at the Vansant-Mills Chapel Friday, July 11.

WILSON, Clayton D.
1923-2006
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Nov 21 2006 - Clayton D. Wilson, 82, Clinton, son of Edward and Lizzie Osborn Wilson, died Monday, November 6, 2006, at Golden Valley Hospital with his beloved wife of 64 years, Virginia, at his side. Clayton was born near Racket in Benton County on November 11, 1923, the second youngest of seven brothers and two sisters. Clayton, sometimes called Sunshine or Luck Box, was married on November 14, 1942, to Virginia Cramer and to this union two sons were born, James Clayton Wilson and Jerry Lee Wilson. Clayton was called to serve his country in WWII from 1943-1945 and served there three years under General Patton's 87 (Acorn) Division in Service Co. After an honorable discharge, Clayton went to mechanic School under the GI Bill and worked many years as an auto mechanic. he and Virginia owned and operated "The Burger Bar" near the old high school and spent a few more years managing Meadow Lark Lanes. After Meadow Lark Lanes he took the position of maintenance engineer at Golden valley Hospital and retired from this after 18 years of service. For the remainder of his life, Clayton played golf at Meadow Lake Country Club and worked on golf carts in his spare time. Besides his passion for golf, playing or watching it on television with Virginia, he loved politics, being an avid Democrat. He never missed the opportunity to stress his points and opinions to whom ever would give him a debate. Those preceding him in death include his parents, Edward and Lizzie; four brothers, Earl, Owen, Allen and Dean Wilson; two sisters, Edwina Wilson and Ethel Bradley. Clayton is survived by his wife Virginia C. Wilson of the home; two sons, James Clayton Wilson and wife Kathy, Hermitage, and Jerry Lee Wilson and wife Germaine, Clinton; five grandchildren, Scott and Julie Wilson, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Tim and Mindy Johnson, Springfield, Matt and Sue Ann Ginnings of Hermitage, Jeremy and Kellie Wilson of Rogersville, and Joey Wilson of Warrensburg; great-grandchildren, Sydney Wilson, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Kendra Mecham, Springfield, Anna, Katlyn and Clayton Ginnings, Hermitage, Maddi Wilson, Clinton, and Abby Vogel, Montrose; two brothers, Glenn Wilson and wife Ilma, and Cleo Wilson and wife Ruth, all of Clinton. Clayton was a loving husband, wonderful father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He was laid to rest in Memory Gardens on November 9, 2006, and will be sadly missed by his family. Funeral services were held at Consalus Funeral Home.

WILSON, Clive Floyd
1918-2002
Hopewell Cemetery, Walker Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jul 29 2002 - Clive Floyd Wilson, son of Arthur B. and Pearl Gay Wilson, was born March 19, 1918, in Henry County and died July 20, 2002, at the Clinton Residential Center in Clinton. Floyd was a lifelong resident of the Clinton community and a graduate of Clinton High School. Floyd served as a navigator-bombardier in the Army Air Corps in World War II. He was the recipient of the Pacific Citation. After the war, Floyd returned to Henry County before going to Texas to help his cousin, O.D. Johnson, farm. While in Texas, he met and married Nell Burkhalter on October 4, 1946. Nell and Floyd returned to Henry County and entered a farming partnership with W. L. Hays. He was a member of the Hopewell Cumberland Presbyterian Church, served on the Davis R-12 School Board, the Clinton Country Club Board of Directors and the Hopewell Cemetery Board. Floyd and his family were voted the Henry County Farm Family in the 1960s. His parents and one brother, John Wayne Wilson, preceded Floyd in death. Floyd is survived by his wife of 55 years, Nell; two daughters, Janet Albrecht and her husband Bernard, Orlando, Florida, Gay Lord and her husband Ken, Orlando, Florida; three sons, John Wilson and his wife Debbie, Montrose, Bill Wilson and his wife Carol, Clinton and Bob Wilson, Montrose. He is also survived by one brother, Robert Glen Wilson, Clinton, and two sisters, Marian Hays of Lenexa, Kansas, and Ann Hesemann, Shawnee, Kansas. Floyd was blessed with 13 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Funeral services were at the Vansant-Mills Chapel in Clinton on July 23. Interment was in Hopewell Cemetery, Montrose.

WILSON, Dale W.
1931-2005
Hopewell Cemetery, Walker Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 11 2005 - Dale Wilson, 73, native of Henry County, died April 5, 2005. His death was the result of a fall. He was born and raised on a farm near Montrose. Dale was a 1949 graduate of Clinton High School and recently attended his 55th class reunion. Dale was a graduate of the University of Missouri where he received both a B.S. degree in Agriculture and a Master's Degree in Agricultural Economics. He did post graduate work at Michigan State University in East Lansing. His career included work as a state extension agent in Bethany and later as an agricultural economist at the United States Department of Agriculture in Washington, D.C., where he retired in 1988. Following retirement from the Department of Agriculture, he worked for New York Life Insurance Company until retirement in 1998. Dale also served in the Air Force for two years and continued in the Air Force Reserves where he retired in 1981. His interests included history, international travel, genealogy, bird watching and he was an avid reader. He was an active member of OPEDA (Organization of Professional Employees of Department of Agriculture) and NARFE (National Association of Retired Federal Employees). Dale was a member of Ox Hill Baptist Church for 37 years where he served as deacon and Sunday School teacher. Dale and his wife recently returned from Southern Africa where he enjoyed going on a safari and traveling from town-to-town to see the sites and wild animals. One of his favorite trips was when he toured Australia and New Zealand. He is survived by his wife Sue; daughters, Rachele and son-in-law David Hoffman, Rixeyville, Virginia; two grandchildren, Matias Marty and Holly Hoffman. He is also survived by his brother Conrad and sister-in-law Connie, Edmond, Oklahoma; sisters-in-law Janice Alderson, Berryville, Arkansas, and Mary Ann Renfrow, Cassville; nephews, Douglas Wilson and wife Vicki, Gregory Wilson and his wife Jennifer, Gary Alderson and his wife Krystal, Michael Renfrow and his wife Donna, and niece Lisa Walker and her husband Jim. Dale had four grandnephews, Conrad Wilson, Douglas Wilson, Jeffrey Wilson, Matthew Wilson. He had two grandnieces, Samantha Renfrow and Alexa Walker. Graveside services will be held Wednesday, April 13, at Hopewell Cemetery, near Montrose. Military services are under the auspices of the U.S. Air Force.

WILSON, Dean
1911-1993
Englewood Cemetery (W), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Daily Democrat - Dean Wilson, 81, Clinton, died Friday, March 26, 1993 at Golden Valley Hospital. Funeral services will be Tuesday, March 30, 1993 at Consalus Funeral Home in Clinton. Burial will be in Englewood Cemetery. Mr. Wilson was a fireman in Clinton from 1953 to 1964. He was then employed at the Lake City Arsenal from 1965 to 1972 and at that time returned to Clinton. Until recently he operated the Glasscock Car Wash and worked for Gregg Smith Motors, both in Clinton. He is survived by two daughters, Patty Crabtree, Sudi Browett; a son, Albert Wilson, all of Independence; five brothers, Owen, Clayton, Glen, Allen Wilson all of Clinton, and Cleo of Kansas City; one sister, Ethel Bradley, Clinton; six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

WILSON, Dorothy Dee BRADLEY
1922-2001
Englewood Cemetery (W), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Daily Democrat, Sep 11 2001 - Dorothy Dee Wilson was born February 12, 1922, at Calhoun, daughter of John Perry and Byrdie Ann Bradley. She died August 29, 2001, at Westwood Nursing Center. She was a lifelong resident of Clinton and a member of the First Christian Church of Clinton. She had worked at Wetzel Clinic. Preceding her in death were her parents; one daughter, Linda Lee Ross, and two sisters, Anna Blanche East and Zelma Little Svoboda. Survivors include one daughter, Sue Robinson and husband, Mike, Clinton; four grandsons, Jeff Ross and wife, Monica, Darrin Ross, Chris Ross, Michael D. Robinson and wife, Lisa; two granddaughters, Lisa Ross and Dawn Michelle Mendenhall; two great-grandsons; three great-granddaughters; three nephews, Kevin Little, Heath Little and Michael East, and one niece, Sharon Friar. A memorial graveside service was held September 4. Inurnment was in Englewood Cemetery, under the direction of Consalus Funeral Home.

WILSON, Dorothy M. SACK
1927-2006
Englewood Cemetery (W), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jun 21 2006 - Dorothy M. (Sack) Wilson, daughter of Otto J. and M. Leona Kassing Sack, was born March 14, 1927, near Holden, Johnson County. She died Friday, June 2, 2006, in Clinton, at the age of 79 years. She was married to Riley C. (R.C.) Wilson on October 8, 1948 in Holden, Missouri. He preceded her in death on April 23, 2002. She worked at the Commerce Bank of Kansas City for 36 years retiring in 1984. She was a member of the Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Clinton. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, R.C. and two brothers, Henry E. Sack and Fred Sack and one sister, Mildred Barnett. She is survived by three brothers, Louis Sack and wife Bobbie of Pleasant Hill, Missouri, Norbert Sack and wife Mary of Dubuque, Iowa and Leo Sack and wife Patricia of Hampton, New Hampshire; one brother-in-law, Ray Wilson of Hartwell, Georgia and one sister-in-law, Alta Corwin of Windsor, Missouri as well as a numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Clinton, Monday, June 5, with interment in Englewood Cemetery.

WILSON, Edith L.
1940-2009
Englewood Cemetery (W), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Edith L. Wilson, age 69, of Clinton, Missouri passed away at her home Wednesday, August 5, 2009. Funeral services will be Monday, August 10, 2009 at Vansant-Mills Chapel, Clinton, with burial in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton. Edith was born in Urich, Missouri. She was a homemaker. She worked for Clearfield Cheese Co. and Rival Manufacturing Co. before retiring. She was also a member of Save Our World Ministries Church, Clinton. She is survived by two sons, Eugene Coones and Danny Coones both of the home; four daughters, Tina Webb of Harrisonville, Missouri, Mary Hayes of Clinton, Connie Peek of Ft. Worth, Texas and Brenda Vokolek of Clinton; one brother, Freddie L. Eliott of Clinton and one sister, Lilly M. Garrison of Kansas City, Missouri; as well as eleven grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren; other relatives and friends.

WILSON, Edward Dean
1942-1993
Clinton Daily Democrat - Edward Dean Wilson, 51, 648 SE 450, Clinton, died Sunday, September 26, 1993 at Golden Valley Hospital - Dean Wilson was born January 21, 1942, at Urich. He was the youngest son of Charles and Eula Wilson. He was preceded in death by his brother, Dale, and his mother. He is survived by his wife, Linda, of the home; his father, Charles Wilson of Clinton; a brother Charles Wilson of Clinton, and his sister, Irene Helm of Independence. He is also survived by a host of other relatives. He was especially fond of his nieces and nephews. He served in the U.S. Navy aboard a destroyer, The U.S.S. Porterfield. He attended Moehler Barber College in Kansas City and was a barber in the Clinton area for many years. He owned and operated Wilson Fireworks for several years. He was an active member of the Golden Valley Saddle Club and enjoyed all activities pertaining to his horses. He will be remembered best by his spontaneous personality and quick wit. He always had a ready smile for everyone. He was a survivor to the end and never gave up the hope that he would conquer his illness. Funeral services were held Wednesday, September 29, 1993, at the Vansant-Mills Chapel.

WILSON, Elberta STRICKLAND
1919-2001
Englewood Cemetery (W), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Nov 23, 2001 - Elberta Wilson was born April 1, 1919, in Knob Noster, Missouri, daughter of Willis Elsner and Bertha Alice Hall Strickland. She died November 14, 2001, at Golden Valley Hospital. She married Rollin Eugene Wilson August 20, 1942. She was a homemaker and had lived most of her life in the Clinton area. Her parents, six brothers, Elmer, Tressie, Lee, Eugene Henry (Pete), Willis, Jr., and Walter Leroy Strickland, and two sisters, Anna Wells and Catherine Phillips, preceded her in death. She is survived by her husband, Rollin, of the home; one son Larry Wilson and wife, Paula, Clinton; one daughter Ronda Novitsky and husband, Richard, Lathrop Mo.; five grandchildren, Marty and Shawn Wilson, Eric, Bryan and Mark Novitsky; four great-grandchildren, Chad and Chase Novitsky, Kyle Wilson and Brenna Rae; three sisters, Evelyn Gerit, Clinton, Mayola Sappington, Columbia, and Verona Price, state of Oklahoma. Funeral services were held November 17 at Consalus Funeral Home. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery.

WILSON, Ella Frances ROBINSON
1868-1934
Antioch Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Frances Ella Wilson, colored, beloved wife of Lewis Wilson, died at her home on North Main street at 1:30 p.m. Friday. She suffered a stroke Tuesday and the end gradually came. She had been in failing health for several years. Ella Robinson was born in Tebo township 68 years ago and after her marriage to Lewis Wilson they lived on the J. M. Spangler farm for several years before they moved to Clinton. Most of their children were born here. All were industrious and honest and through the years have had the respect of the white people of the community as not only the parents but the children are happy, willing workers. Ella Wilson was converted many years ago and was a high type Christian woman, being one of the leading supporters of the Second Baptist church as well as a consecrated member, always reliable and a woman of the highest honor, with the prayer of her heart and life for the salvation for her own family as well as neighbors and friends. Her husband survives, also five sons--Ernest, employed at the Crouch farm in this county; Percy, porter at the Cozart Hotel; Charles, cook at the Congress; Bernice, at Marlow & Orr's Furniture Store; Clarence in the Guenther Ice Cream Factory; two daughters--Augusta Grady, professional cateress; Beulah Vaughan, cook in the home of Chas. Calvird, Jr.; one brother, Bob Robinson of Clinton; a sister, Julian Burns, maid at the New Central Hotel; two sisters--Lydia Hawkins and Minnie White of Butler. Rev. L. B. Lowe, colored, of Kirksville, former pastor of the Second Baptist Church of Clinton, preached the funeral Sunday afternoon at the Second Baptist church. Burial in the colored cemetery.

WILSON, Ellis Elmo
1917-2003
Englewood Cemetery (W), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 6 2004 - Ellis Elmo Wilson was born on a farm outside Calhoun August 2, 1917, the only child of Gilbert Oscar Wilson and Zelia Margaret Brown and died Monday evening, December 22, 2003, at Westwood Nursing Home, Clinton. As a young boy Ellis would run, play and ride a horse as good and as well as any youngster despite the loss of a leg when he was six-years-old. He helped his father on the farm west of Calhoun and attended Highland School and Calhoun High School. He traveled extensively with his parents throughout the western United States, spending time in Washington and California. On December 16, 1939, in Clinton, he joined in holy matrimony with Elva Mae Kampe, the daughter of Edward William John Kampe and Nancy Alice Shifflett. No children were born of this union, but Ellis and Elva did enjoy the company of many nieces and nephews. After marriage Ellis and Elva worked at the International Shoe Factory in Windsor. When the day was over at the factory, Ellis would come home and work in the fields on their farm just outside Calhoun, sometimes until well after dark, plowing and cultivating crops, returning bright and early the next morning to the shoe factory to start all over. Despite the fact that he had only one leg he stood at his machine all day, every day, and was a very dependable worker. He and Elva were life members of Calhoun Baptist Church for a number of years. Ellis and Elva continued to travel every year on vacations all over the country and had enjoyed the scenery in every state of the continental United States and Canada. They loved to collect antiques and over the years had acquired a most enviable collection of some of the finest dishes and furniture in the country. When Ellis retired in 1969 they moved to Clinton and while Elva continued to work at the factory for several more years, Ellis managed the home. As time went on Ellis' health continued to deteriorate and along with diabetes he developed Parkinson's Disease. With Elva's loving care and the aid of a niece, Janet Taylor, he was able to remain at home until August 2003 when Elva suffered a heart attack and was no longer able to provide the care that he required. He and Elva moved into Westwood Nursing Home to enjoy his last remaining days together, until at 5:33 p.m. on December 22, seven days after their 64th wedding anniversary, he passed quietly into eternal sleep. Ellis' parental grandparents were Dock Adam Wilson and his wife Lithe Telisha Bryant; paternal great-grandparents, Andrew Wilson and Osattona Chitwood. His maternal grandparents were Abraham Lincoln Brown and Mary Francis (Frankie) Sampson. His maternal great-grandparents were David Sands Brown, son of Eli Brown and Susannah Sands, and Eliza Jane Hale, daughter of Mead and Liny Ann Hale. Ellis is survived by his wife, Elva, Westwood Nursing Home; nieces, nephews and a host of friends and relatives. Funeral services were held December 26 at Consalus-Bradley Chapel. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery.

WILSON, Ellis Maupin
1906-2002
Englewood Cemetery (W), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Feb 28 2002 - Ellis Maupin Wilson was born March 19, 1906, son of Clarence D. and Norma Maupin Wilson. He died February 17, 2002, at Ridge Crest Nursing Center in Warrensburg. He was a conductor for the Frisco Railroad. He married the former Enid Luallin in Clinton on June 26, 1937. She preceded him in death on January 7, 2001. He was a member of the Christian Church and had lived in Warrensburg the last 20 years. His parents and one son, Ted E. Wilson, also preceded him in death. Survivors include one daughter, Martha Diehl, and husband, Tom, Warrensburg; one granddaughter, Melissa Athon; one grandson, Christopher Diehl, and one sister, Martha Jean Kenney, Clinton. Funeral services were held February 20, at the Consalus Chapel, Clinton. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery.

WILSON, Elsie Marie
1915-1920
Hickory Grove Cemetery, White Oak Twp, Henry Co, MO
Elsie Marie Wilson, the little daughter of Noah and Maud Wilson, was born April 23, 1915 and died at their home near Ballard, Mo. on May 22, 1920, age 5 years and 29 days. She died after an illness of 15 days, a result of whooping cough and influenza . She leaves father, mother and two little brothers, Charles Albert age 7, William Raymond age 3 months. Two grandfathers and two grandmothers and a host of other relatives who will long remember how sweet and peaceful she looked when we beheld her for the last time before we consigned her body to the tomb. It was a sad parting but our God knows what is best for all, and takes the dear little children in order to lead the older ones. Would we call her back? No, for we know her sufferings are over and we will meet her up in heaven where parting comes no more. The funeral was at Hickory Grove school house and her little body was placed in the adjacent Hickory Grove cemetery near Urich, Mo.

WILSON, Elton Arthur
1937-2003
Appleton City Cemetery, Appleton City, St. Clair Co, MO
Appleton City MO - Elton Arthur Wilson, the son of Eugene Arthur and Ruth Elizabeth (Ginter) Wilson, was born on June 5, 1937 in Rockville, Missouri. Elton passed away on October 7, 2003 at Harry S. Truman Memorial Veterans Hospital in Columbia, Missouri at the age of 66 years. Elton moved with his family from Rockville, Missouri in 1944 to the Montrose, Missouri area where he remained for the rest of his life. After graduating from Montrose High School Elton joined the Air Force and was stationed in Amarillo, Texas. He was a member of the Elks and Eagles Lodge. Elton was preceded in death by his mother on December 12, 2000. He is survived by his Father Eugene A. Wilson of Clinton, Missouri and three aunts, Ruby Snethen of Montrose, Missouri, Lizzie Parks of Fort Scott, Kansas and Lorelle Casperson of Manhatten, Kansas. Elton will be sadly missed by all who had the privilege of knowing him. Funeral services were Friday, October 10, at Hill & Son Funeral Home, Appleton City, with burial in the Appleton City Cemetery.

WILSON, Enid LUALLIN
1909-2001
Englewood Cemetery (W), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Daily Democrat, Jan 25 2001 - Enid Luallin Wilson was born March 27, 1909, in Conway, daughter of Edward Homer and Effie Turner Luallin. For 91 years she was among us, making her own unique and valued contributions to life in this world. On January 7, 2001, at Western Missouri Medical Center in Warrensburg, she left the pleasures and pains, the relationships and responsibilities of life on this earth. Enid joined her life with Ellis Maupin Wilson on June 27, 1937, in Clinton and to that union a son, Ted Ellis, and a daughter, Martha were born. Enid lived in Henry County most of her life and was an Avon representative for 30 years. She also served as a leader in Cub Scouts, Blue Birds and Camp Fire Girls. She was a member of the First Christian Church of Warrensburg and the Christian Women's Fellowship. Enid was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Alexander and Edwin Luallin; sisters, Mildred Dehn and Maude Hallford, and her son, Ted, who died as a naval aviator in a plane crash. A third sister, Mabel Gates died on January 13, 2001. She is survived by her husband, Ellis, of the home; one daughter, Martha L. Diehl and husband, Tom, Warrensburg; two grandchildren, Melissa Athon, Roeland Park, Kansas, and Christopher Diehl, Nashville, Tennessee; one sister-in-law, Martha Jean Kenney, both of Clinton. Funeral services were held January 13 at the Consalus Chapel, Clinton. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery.

WILSON, Ernest Arlo
abt 1923-1989
Ernest Arlo Wilson, 66, Omaha, NE, died Wednesday morning, May 3, 1989, at his home. He formerly lived in the Norris neighborhood. He was a retired machinist. Survivors include his wife, Betty Jo Anderson Wilson, two sons, Gary Wayne Wilson and Steven Lee Wilson; one daughter, Rhonda Jean Wilson, all of the Omaha vicinity; two brothers and seven sisters. His parents and one brother, James, preceded him in death. Funeral services will be Friday at Plattsmouth, NE.

WILSON, Estel
1888-1970
Englewood Cemetery (W), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Estel Wilson, 81, Clinton, died in 1970 at the hospital in Clinton, MO. He was a lifelong resident of Henry County. Mr. Wilson was a member of the Quarles Baptist Church, near Clinton. Surviving are his wife, Jennie, of the home; three sons, Norman Lee, Prairie Village, KS, David and Paul of the home; three stepsons, James and Patrick Camden both of Clinton and Michael Camden, with the US Marines in California; five daughters, Elsie Wyatt, Shawnee, KS; Helen Brown, Overland Park, KS; Leona Cardis, Kansas City, MO; Gladys Fuller, Springdale, AR; Ada June Hammond, Carthage, MO; a stepdaughter, Mary Jane Renfro, Grandview; a sister, Clara Foster, Clinton. Services will be held at 2 o'clock Tuesday at the Consalus Chapel, Clinton, with burial in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

WILSON, Eula Darlene RITTER
1936-1997
Maplewood & Brownington Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Eula Darlene Wilson was the daughter of Sig and Genevieve Ritter. She was born on May 20, 1936, in Deepwater. She died Wednesday, November 5 at the home of her son in Shawnee, Kansas. Darlene met Claude Wilson and they were joined in matrimony on May 22, 1954. She gave birth to seven children, four boys and three girls from 1954 to 1968: Rick, Gina, Tammy, Tim, John, Shelia and Claude Richard Wilson II, otherwise known as Shorty. Darlene made each and everyone of us special. She also knew none of us were perfect, but she never condemned us for it. She was never that way with anyone. Darlene has 12 grand kids who loved her more than anything and she loved them all in return: Tracy, Katie, Rachel, Josie, Jessie, Macee, Sabina, Samantha, Jamie Ryan, Brian and Alexis. Although each and every grandchild is special in their own way Rachel held a unique spot in Darlene's heart. She not only raised her own seven children, but helped Rachel grow into a caring responsible young adult. We all thank Rachel for being there for Darlene. Throughout her life Darlene as a wife and mother always put her husband, kids and grand kids before herself. Although Darlene was in pain for the latter part of her life, you never really heard her complain or bring attention to herself. Darlene will be missed by those who knew and loved her. Her smile, laughter and humor will live on in our memories each day to follow. The love of a mother/grandmother cannot be replaced. Darlene will live on with each and everyone who knew her. She was a very special lady. Graveside services were conducted at Maplewood Cemetery in Brownington, on November 8.

WILSON, Eula V. MARCUM
1912-1985
Englewood Cemetery (W), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Eula V. Wilson, 72, died Monday June 24, 1985 at Golden Valley Memorial Hospital, Clinton, Mo. Eula was born in Wright County, Mo., the only child of Bennie and Martha Marcum. She lived most of her life in Clinton, Mo. Eula was a school teacher and later worked in a hospital before retiring. She married Charles A. Wilson. To this union was born four children, three sons; Dale, Charles Raymond, and Dean all of Clinton, Mo.; one daughter, Irene Corwin of Independence, Mo. She was preceded in death by one son, Dale, and her mother, Martha Marcum. Survivors include her husband, Charles, of the home; her father, Bennie Marcum, three of her children; 12 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. Services were held at the Sickman-Dunning Chapel. Burial was in the Englewood Cemetery, Clinton, Mo.

WILSON, Frances Willard CALDWELL DAVIS
1915-2003
White Oak Cemetery, Walker Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 5 2004 - Frances Willard Caldwell Davis was born January 19, 1915, in Henry County, the daughter of Earl Raymond and Cornelia Allison Caldwell and passed peacefully to her Lord on Thursday, December 12, 2003, at the Warrensburg Manor Nursing Home, Warrensburg. She graduated from Clinton High School in 1933, before moving to Kansas City. On December 21, 1937, she married Richard Davis in Kansas City. He preceded her in death in September 1971. Frances worked as an office assistant for Dr. Clinton L. Glaspy, DO at the Wetzel Clinic for 28 years. Following her retirement she married Paul Wilson on January 19, 1985. She was a member of Clinton United Methodist Church, following the closing of the White Oak United Methodist church. She was preceded in death by her parents; her second husband, Paul Wilson, and one brother, Vestel Caldwell. She is survived by two sons, Richard Earl Davis, Chatham, Illinois, and Karl Lee Davis, Raytown; four daughters, Marcile Lewis and Wanda Evans, both of Warrensburg, Karen Hill of Clinton and Mary Lou Riley of Atchison, Kansas, as well as 14 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Frances was a kind and generous lady who gave of her time and energy to her dearly loved family and friends. Funeral services were held at the Vansant-Mills Chapel Monday, December 15. Burial was in White Oak Cemetery, Urich.

WILSON, Franklin D. Roosevelt
1937-1994
Ladue Cemetery, Davis Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Franklin D. Roosevelt Wilson, son of Ola and Nellie E. (Holmes) Wilson, was born September 4, 1937, in Clinton, and died November 2, 1994, at the St. Mary's Hospital in Blue Springs at the age of 57. He was born in Clinton and had lived here most of his life before moving to Buckner about three months ago. He was a general laborer before becoming disabled about 10 years ago. He was an Air Force veteran. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ola and Nellie Wilson; one infant son Ray Don; four brothers, Kenneth Wilson, J. C. Wilson, Samuel Wilson and William Wilson; three sisters, Evalena Giles, Claudine Snyder and Della Jane Painter. He is survived by his wife Bonnie of the home; four sons, Jeff Wilson, Bucker, Terry Wilson, Odessa, Donald Wilson, Clinton, and Michael Wilson, Buckner; two brothers, David Wilson and Woodrow Wilson, both of Clinton; three sisters, Mary Jo Moore, Holton, Kansas, Judy Tate, Buckner, and Bernice Ballard of Clinton; as well as seven grandchildren, Rachel Wilson, Audrey Wilson, B. J. Wilson, Mitchell Wilson, Ashley Wilson, Tyler Frame and Dustin Frame. Funeral services were held at the Vansant-Mills Chapel, Saturday, November 5. Burial was in the LaDue Cemetery.

WILSON, Gladys Leone STEELE
1903-1991
Stones Chapel Cemetery, Walker Twp, Henry Co, MO
Gladys Leone Wilson, daughter of William J. and Mary Susie Hibler Steele, was born July 7, 1903, near Piper Store, Montrose, Missouri and departed this life November 20, 1991, at Golden Valley Memorial Hospital, Clinton, Missouri. She was united in marriage to Arthur Robert Wilson, January 12, 1927, at the home of Rev. Arthur Lindsey, Clinton. She was a member of the Stone's Chapel United Methodist Church and the Better Home Improvement Club. In 1978, Mr. and Mrs. Wilson moved to Clinton where they resided until after Arthur's death. She later moved to Jo Ann's home and then to Colonial Manor Nursing Home, Appleton City. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Arthur in February 1991; her son Dr. Dean Wilson in December 1990, and two infant sons, Gerald Gordon Wilson and Warren Dale Wilson, and two sisters Beulah Angle and Ola Neale. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Roy (Jo Ann) Sell and three grandchildren, Barry Wilson, Cindy Wilson and William R. (Robbie) Sell, as well as other relatives and friends. Funeral services were Friday, November 22, 1991, at the Vansant-Mills Chapel in Clinton. Burial at Stones Chapel Cemetery.

WILSON, Grace Margaret BAILEY
1924-2014
Englewood Cemetery (W), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Grace M. Wilson, age 89 years, passed away Monday, September 8, 2014 at Golden Living Center-Westwood, Clinton, Missouri. Funeral services will be held Friday, September 12, 2014 at the Vansant-Mills Chapel, Clinton, Missouri. Interment will be in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton, Missouri. Grace was born November 5, 1924 in Henry County, Missouri the daughter of James Layfette and Mary Elizabeth (Johnson) Bailey. Over the years Grace worked at Lindstrom Hatchery, Westside Cafe, Unitog, as a cook at the Senior Center, and as an administrative assistant in the Superintendent’s office in Clinton. She was a homemaker, loving wife, mother, and grandmother who enjoyed being with her family, especially her grandkids. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Samuel "Sammie" Allen Wilson in February of 1988, one daughter, Janice Sue Wilson, one grandson, Darrell Wayne Lamons, a son-in-law, Murrell Gene Lamons, 4 brothers; James, Raymond, John, and Edward Bailey, and 3 sisters; Mary Evelyn Bailey, Elva Hornbuckle Lloyd, and Kathryn Jolley. Survivors include 3 daughters; Joyce Hood (Gerald) and Linda Griffitt, both of Clinton, Missouri, and Caroline Lamons Trowbridge (Fred) of Fulton, Missouri, 8 grandchildren; Douglas (Cindy) Lamons of Mokane, Missouri, Danny (Lori) Lamons of Mokane, Missouri, Lena Atkinson, Jerry Hood (Joyce), Lora Griffitt, Donnie Wayne Griffitt, Diana Griffitt, and Theresa Manuel (Mark) all of Clinton, Missouri, 8 great-grandchildren; Holden Lamons, Clarissa Waterson (Brandon), Shawn Hood, Heather Vaughn (Tyler), Dakota Lamons, Christina Gainious (James), Daniel Atkinson, and Heather Hood, 12 great great-grandchildren; Aaron Vest, Alexis Vaughn, Kinslee Vaughn, Gage Waterson, Isabella Waterson, Michael Griffitt, Wyatt Kihn, Gracie Manuel, Lily Manuel, Christa Griffitt, Miranda Griffitt, and Matthew Griffitt, 2 sisters; Virgie Hornbuckle King and Martha Mothersbaugh both of Clinton, Missouri, step-grandsons; Fredrick Trowbridge (Wendy) and Greg Trowbridge (Janet), both of Fulton, Missouri and Wesley Trowbridge (Ivy) of North Carolina, 9 step-great children; Jessica Trowbridge, Justin Trowbridge, Hayden Trowbridge, Alexandra Trowbridge, Samuel Trowbridge, Luke Trowbridge, Ashley Von Holten, Felicia Von Holten, and Phillip Rapps.

WILSON, Harold S.
1920-1996
Antioch Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Harold Wilson, 75, died Friday, May 24, 1996. He is survived by three brothers, Frank Woolfork, Stanley Murrell and John Woolfork. Mr. Wilson was the son of Clara Walls. Services were scheduled to be held at Antioch Cemetery in Clinton.

WILSON, Hattie Mabel CUTHRELL
1894-1953
Englewood Cemetery (W), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Hattie M. Wilson, 59, Clinton, died December 18, 1953, at the Lakeside hospital where she had been a patient eight days. She was a lifelong resident of Clinton and was a member of the Quarles Baptist Church near Clinton. Surviving are her husband, Estel Wilson of the home, a farmer; her father, Ed Cuthrell, Clinton; five daughters: Mrs. Charles Fuller, Mrs. Roy Wyatt, Mrs. Murl Brown, Mrs. John Cardis, Mrs. James Rhodes; three sons: Ralph, Homer, and Norman of the home; two sisters, Mrs. Lon Stewart, Mrs. Pauline Jennings; five brothers, Taylor Cuthrell, Rollie, Alpha, Elmer, and Ed. and a grandson, Richard Wilson of the home. Mabel Hattie Cuthrell was born Aug 10, 1894, near Clinton, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. F. Cuthrell. She was the eldest of eight children. She attended the Curtis and Union rural schools until the death of her mother in 1911 when she became the homemaker for her father, two sisters and five brothers. On Oct 11, 1911, she was married to Estel Wilson, of near Clinton. To this union 10 children were born, two of whom are deceased -- Ora Estel and Lucille. The Wilson's have always lived on farms near Clinton and for the past 17 years have lived on Mrs. Margaret Kinyon's farm near Quarles. Mrs. Wilson had been in ill health for several years but, with her strong will to keep going and her courageous disposition, few knew of her serious condition. A few weeks ago she entered Lakeside Hospital in Kansas City and apparently was responding to treatment. Only 15 minutes before her death, family members had chatted with her at her bedside. When they arrived at the home of a daughter, the news of her sudden passing awaited them, a crushing blow. Her life was busy and full, with her large family, yet it was she who always found time to teach in the Sunday School, work in Vacation Bible Schools, help in the church WSCS, or in any worthwhile activity of church, school or community.

WILSON, Hazel Viola OVERTURF
1910-1995
Carpenter Cemetery, Chilhowee, Johnson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Hazel Viola Wilson, daughter of Frank and Viva Overturf, was born June 8, 1910, three miles outside of Willard, Mo., and died June 12, 1995, at Meadowbrook Manor, Clinton. Hazel accepted Jesus as her personal Savior at an early age and joined a Baptist church. She transferred her membership to Northeast Baptist Church when she moved to Clinton in 1981. Hazel was united in marriage to carl Leonard Wilson, January 16, 1929, at Gerster. To that marriage was born five sons and one daughter. Carl and Hazel spent almost 52 years together in the farming community. Hazel was a devoted homemaker and mother. Her home relfected her creativity in the many hand-crocheted items which adorned each room. Each of her 10 great-granddaughters was given a doll dressed in a hand-crocheted dress which Hazel had made. She was an excellent cook and delighted in entertaining her family with her elaborate meals which always included her delicious homemade rolls. All of her daughters-in-law asked for her recipe but no one seemed to be able to duplicate the finished product. In her latter years, after her husband's death in 1980, Hazel enjoyed many sightseeing trips with her friends on the Oats Bus. She traveled as far as Canada and Niagra Falls. Hazel took her first airplane trip when she was 82 years old. She traveled with her daughter to Seattle, Washington, to visit a grandson. Hazel was preceded in death by her husband, Carl; two infant sons, William and Ronald; her mother and father; one brother, Melburn Overturf, and one sister, Winnie Overturf. She is survived by three sons and their wives, Bobby Joe and Naida Wilson, Junior and Corlene Wilson, Clinton, Harold and Mildred Wilson, Overland Park, Ks.; one daughter and husband, Georgia and Bud Seaman, Olathe, Ks.; one sister, Anna Mae McCall, Republic; one brother, Wilfred Overturf, Quincy; 17 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren, and a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral services were Thursday, June 15, at the Consalus Chapel, Clinton. Burial was in Carpenter Cemetery, Johnson County.

WILSON, Homer Finis
1930-1963
Englewood Cemetery (W), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Funeral services for Homer Wilson, 33, will be held at the Quarles Baptist Church Friday. He died 12 June 1963. Mr. Wilson was fatally injured in a car accident at Clinton Sunday afternoon. He lived at Shawnee, KS, for three years and was a truck driver for Union Asphalt and Roadoils, Inc. He had previously been employed at Jake's D-X in Clinton. Mr. Wilson was born in Henry County May 6, 1930, a son of Estel and Hattie Wilson. He leaves his father, four daughters, five sisters and a nephew, Richard Wilson.

WILSON, Hugh
1910-1992
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - High Wilson of Vista passed away at Truman Lake Manor in Lowry City, May 21, 1992, at the age of 82 years, three months and 17 days. He was born February 4, 1910, at Wheatland to Claude and Eurie Paxton Wilson. He was united in marriage to Oka Fay Cutler on December 2, 1933. To this union was born two sons, Charles and Lonnie. He is survived by his wife, Oka, of the home; two sons, Charles and wife Irene, Lonnie and wife Jackie, all of Osceola; two grandsons, Mike and wife Krista, of Bolivar, Steve and wife Kim, Nevada; two granddaughters, Wendie Wade, and husband Kevin, of Appleton City, DeNelda Wilson of Osceola; two great-grandsons, Brock and Alex Wilson of Bolivar; one brother, Edgar and wife Alda, of Wheatland, and many nieces and nephews. Preceding him in death were his parents, one brother, Ort, and one sister, Juanita Langford. Funeral services were Saturday, May 23, at the Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel, Osceola. Burial was in Mt. Zion Cemetery, Quincy.

WILSON, Ilma Eleanor EBERTING
1914-2007
Englewood Cemetery (W), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Aug 6 2007 - Ilma Eleanor Wilson, 93, of Clinton, Missouri, died Thursday morning, July 26, 2007, at the Research Medical Center in Kansas City, Mo. She was born February 26, 1914, in Coal, Mo., the daughter of Martin Douglas Eberting and Sarah Elizabeth (McCurley) Eberting. On September 29, 1940, in Clinton, Mo., she married Glenn Wilson, who survives of the home. Ilma worked as a manager for the Grace Company, in Clinton, from 1943 to 1950. She was a member of the First Baptist Church, Clinton and a former member of the Clinton Country Club. Ilma loved working around the house especially cooking for her family and sewing. She also enjoyed her daily car drive usually around Clinton or down to Warsaw. In addition to her husband, Ilma is survived by a daughter Marilyn Bueker and her husband Darryl, Springfield, Mo.; a grandson, Jason Matthew Bueker, Leawood, Kansas; a granddaughter, Sarah Elizabeth Bueker, Kansas City, Mo.; and several nieces and nephews. Ilma was preceded death by her parents; 3 brothers, Earl Eberting; George Eberting; Robert Eberting; 3 sisters, Jewell Young; Mildred Edwards Hickman; and Audrea Hickman. Funeral services will be Saturday, July 28, 2007, at the Bradley & Hadley Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

WILSON, James E.
1926-1985
Carpenter Cemetery, Chilhowee, Johnson Co, MO
James E. Wilson, 58, Route 1, Leeton, died 8 June 1985 at Golden Valley Memorial Hospital, Clinton. He was born Dec 9, 1926, in Plattsmouth, NE, the son of Wayne and Georgia (Hull) Wilson. On May 9, 1947, he married Helen Bradshaw in Clinton. Mr. Wilson has been a resident of Leeton since 1951. He is a member of the Harmony Baptist Church, Leeton and worked as a farmer in the area. Survivors include his wife, Helen, of the home; one son, James Keith Wilson, Warrensburg; one daughter, Karen Ganott, Neosho; 10 brothers and sisters; and six grandchildren. Funeral services will be Sunday, June 10, 1985, at the First Baptist Church, Warrensburg. Burial will be in Carpenter Cemetery, Chilhowee.

WILSON, James Fred
1958-2003
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Aug 29 2003 - James Fred Wilson, son of Richard Paul and Marie (Cornell) Wilson, was born September 28, 1958, in Clinton, and died at the Golden Valley Hospital, Clinton, on Monday, August 4, 2003, at the age of 44 years. Fred was a lifelong Clinton resident. He was married to Lavena Walker on October 15, 1982, at the First Baptist Church in Clinton. Fred was a member of First Baptist Church where he taught in the one-year-old Sunday School Department. He loved working with the children and he had a way of calming their fears when being left by their parents during Sunday School. They called him "Big Fred". He worked for R&M Ready Mix for 12 years. He worked for the Clinton School System as janitor until his health failed. The kids liked him and called him "Freddie Flintstone". A short trip to Wal-Mart could take several hours because Fred would see kids from school and he always took time to stop and talk with them. He was also a part-time janitor at the First Baptist Church. Fred loved spending time at his parents' farm with the family or helping anyway he was needed. Riding the mules was also a favorite pastime. He was preceded in death by his father-in-law, Ray Walker. He was survived by his wife, Lavena, of the home; his parents, Richard P. and Marie Wilson of Clinton; one son, Matt Houk and wife, Drusilla of Clinton; two daughters, Crystal Houk, Clinton and Nichole Houk of Windsor; two brothers, Rick Wilson and wife Jean and Donnie Wilson and wife Kathy, and one sister, Linda Goben; his mother-in-law, Esther Walker, all of Clinton; two grandchildren, Hannah Lorraine Brewer and Nicholas James Brewer, both of Windsor, as well as three nephews, James Bradley Goben, Daniel Paul Wilson and Nolan Ryan Wilson; four nieces, Lindsey Marie Wilson, Erin Michelle Wilson, Wendy Renea Wilson and Amy Marie Wilson, also a number of uncles, aunts and cousins. Funeral services were held at the Vansant-Mills Chapel on Wednesday, August 6. Burial was in the Clinton Memory Gardens Cemetery, Clinton.

WILSON, James Frederick "Jamie"
1973-2006
Englewood Cemetery (W), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, May 16 2006 - James Frederick "Jamie" Wilson, son of Charles Frederick and Catherine Jean (Williams) Wilson, was born April 3, 1973, in Clinton and died April 6, 2006, at his home in Kansas City, Kansas, at the age of 33 years. He was a graduate of Clinton High School. He was married to Lori Ann Schiller. He worked as an electrician for Lucas Electric in Warrensburg. Jamie was preceded in death by his father, Charles Fredrick "Chuck" Wilson. He is survived by his wife Lori of the home; his mother Cathy Wilson of Odessa; two children, Shelby Charles Wilson and Elexa Rae Wilson of Nisswa, Minnesota; three stepchildren, Josh Schiller, Bradley Warthen and Tyler Warthen, all of the home; one sister Debra Prince of Rogue River, Oregon, and his maternal grandmother, Wilma Jean Williams of Humansville. Graveside services were held at Englewood Cemetery, Clinton, on Tuesday, April 11.

WILSON, James Henry
1873-1932
Englewood Cemetery (W), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Prominent Attorney Dies - James W. Wilson, By Hard Work Had Achieved Success - A Friend to All - The end of the road is soon reached by all, and James H. Wilson came to the end Thursday at 12 midnight in the Menorah hospital in Kansas City. Death was caused from a throat complication with which he had been suffering for a year, and he had been in the hospital three weeks. Reared among the hills and forests of Hickory county, where he was born March 17, 1873, James Henry Wilson grew to wholesome young manhood in the great out-of-doors, with its fineness instilled in him. Hard work, years of toil and privations were his lot, but he believed in labor, for it was not only necessary but really a pleasure to him, and a great desire was in his heart to make a success. At the age of 17, he came to Henry county to make his home, and taught in several rural schools for about ten years. Among them were Fields Creek and Collins. His personality appealed to children, and gained their respect and admiration, as he taught the essentials of life. While he was teaching school, he met and married Miss May Russel, three miles west of Clinton, in 1897. To them four children were born who survive with the mother: Robert, in Clayton, New Mexico; Jim, Ross and Mark, of Clinton. He also leaves his mother, Mrs. Hattie Wilson, and sister, Mrs. Lou Heard, of Wheatland, Missouri. While he was yet teaching, he decided to study law, and pored over the heavy volumes day after day, until finally he gave up the teaching and came to read law with Henry F. Poague, then prosecuting attorney. He was admitted to the bar in 1908. It was but a short time after this that he was qualified to become a member of the legislature, and served one term in the House of Representatives. He was elected Prosecuting Attorney in 1912, took the office January 1, 1913, and served competently six years, as he had good, common sense, a level head, and poise. He was just, and firm and clients had confidence in Mr. Wilson as an attorney. He was a speaker of clearness and force. Judge Calvird, who was circuit judge, while he was prosecuting attorney, said, "Mr. Wilson made as good a prosecuting attorney as I ever knew during the eighteen years of my term on the circuit bench." Mr. Wilson was fair, honesty being his outstanding characteristic, and he dealt alike with both defendant and plaintiff, looking at each side of the question. The portrayal of his home life discloses a man kindly and humorous. To his wife and children he was ever thoughtful, and when in his latter years he had become prosperous, he provided liberally for them. He was a friend to all. Men, women and children were always met with courtesy,k a smile, or jovial word. He was an upright man and in his early youth was converted, uniting with the M. E. church, South. So James H. Wilson, the man who had achieved success as a teacher, an attorney, a friend, has been called away. We miss his genial presence, his wise and helpful advice, his pleasant words of encouragement and admonition, but he has left a wonderful heritage to his sons and beloved wife. The body was brought to his late home at the corner of Fourth and Franklin street Friday morning at 7:30. Funeral services were conducted Sunday at the M. E. church, South. His body was laid to rest in a vault at Englewood. Every member of the Henry county bar attended the funeral.

WILSON, James Olen
1881-1975
Hickory Grove Cemetery, White Oak Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - James Olen Wilson, son of Lewis Riley and Julia Angeline Carver Wilson was born May 1, 1881 south of Urich, in the Hickory Grove community, and died October 7, 1975 at the Westwood Nursing Home in Clinton, Mo. On February 1, 1905 he was united in marriage to Lena Leota Kirby. The first year of their married life was spent in North Dakota. The next year they moved to a farm in the Hartwell and Urich community, living there for 68 years. One daughter blessed this union. His wife preceded him in death May 1974. He is survived by his daughter, Mrs. Leona Kahmann of Clinton, Mo., with whom he made his home since the death of his companion. Three granddaughters, Mrs. Leatha Marie Marker, Sedalia, Mrs. Rosa Lou Kozak and Mrs. Ida Kay Bein, both of Detroit Michigan; four great grandchildren, Sandra, Jeff and Kenny Marker and Nicole Bein; one sister, Mrs. Louella Chastain, Clinton; and one brother Noah Wilson, Holden, Mo. He was a father to a nephew, Roy Wilson, who came to live with them when he was six years old and he loved him as his own son. Roy now lives in Trenton Michigan. During many years of his life he was active in the Hickory Grove Church, teaching in the Sunday School. He enjoyed reading and studied his Bible until his eyesight failed; he also enjoyed his radio. Funeral services were held October 10 at Snow's Funeral Home in Urich. Burial was in the Hickory Grove Cemetery near Urich, Mo.

WILSON, James R.
1927-2004
Englewood Cemetery (W), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Mar 3 2004 - James R. Wilson, 76, Williamsville, New York, died Sunday, February 29, 2004, at Roswell Park Cancer Institute. He was born in Montrose and graduated from Central Methodist College with a Bachelor of Arts degree, attended management institutes at the University of Chicago and the University of Maryland. He was in the United States Navy. He is survived by his wife, Charlene T. Wilson, Williamsville, New York, and two stepsons, Robert T. (Nicole) Bitmead, Cheektowago, New York, and Bruce P. Bitmead, Buffalo, New York, and three grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Patricia Wilson, on August 17, 1999, and his daughter, Mary Vickers, who died in 1962. Funeral services will be held Thursday, March 4, at St. Gregory The Great Church at 9:30 a.m. Burial will be in Englewood Cemetery in Clinton.

WILSON, Jenny Catherine CAMDEN
1915-1979
Englewood Cemetery (W), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Jenny Camden Wilson, 64, Clinton, died Friday (November 1979) at Golden Valley Hospital. She is survived by five sons, James and Patrick Camden of Clinton; Michael Camden of Independence; David and Paul Wilson of Clinton; a daughter, Mary Jane Renfro of Raymore; three brothers, Lawrence Camden of Detroit, Joseph and Albert of Quebec, Canada; two sisters, Margaret Sirois of Bristol, CN, and Ann Roy of Phoenix. The funeral mass will be Tuesday at Holy Rosary Church, with burial to be in Englewood Cemetery.

WILSON, Jesse "Junior"
1928-2013
Laurel Oak Cemetery (W), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Jesse Junior Wilson, 84, died early Saturday morning, March 9, 2013 at St. Luke’s Hospital, Kansas City, Mo. He was born May 30, 1928, in Roseland, Mo., the son of Jesse Frances Wilson and Audra (Means) Wilson. On June 28, 1953, at the Mt. Olivet Baptist Church in Roseland, Mo., he married Lila Jane Barber and she survives of the home. Junior worked as an automotive mechanic at the R. L. Irvin Dodge and Plymouth Dealership, in Windsor, for several years before going to work for Roger Walker Ford Sales, where he worked for 32 years before his retirement. Junior served his country as a member of the United States Army during the Korean Conflict. He was a long time member of the Windsor First Christian Church and the Windsor VFW. He was active with the Windsor Boy Scouts Troop 32 and as a Boy Scout Unit and District Commissioner. Junior enjoyed working with wood and especially his own gun stocks. He also enjoyed being outdoors, fishing and hunting mushrooms and just being in nature in general. In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Jerry Kurt Wilson, Windsor, Mo.; 3 daughters, Jeanie Lou Wilson, Harrisonville, Mo.; Joy Christine Meek, Windsor, Mo.; and Charlotte Ann Hawkins, Windsor, Mo.; 10 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; 3 sisters, Vera Griffith, Calhoun, Mo.; Ila Fern Briggs, Knob Noster, Mo.; and Betty Murphy, Clinton, Mo.; an uncle, James R. Means and his wife, Alice, Clinton, Mo.; and several nieces and nephews. Junior was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Winifred Wilson. Funeral services will be Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial will be in the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

WILSON, Jimmy Dale
1933-2006
Greenton Cemetery, Lafayette Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Mar 20 2006 - Jimmy Dale Wilson, 72, Odessa, died Thursday, March 16, 2006, at St. Mary's Hospital, Blue Springs. He was born October 14, 1933, in Hume, the son of Alexander Girard Wilson and Jessie Holeling Wilson. On May 27, 1954, he married Marjorie Louise Clevenger in Windsor. She survives of the home. He was a meat cutter. He is a retired member of Local 576 of the Meat Cutters Union of Kansas City. He graduated from Windsor High School Class of 1952. He joined the United States Army in March 1954 and was honorably discharged March 2, 1956, serving during the Korean Conflict. He is survived by his wife of the home, and two children and their spouses. Delores and Gary Jordan and Dale and Jennifer Wilson, both of Odessa; four grandchildren, Melissa, Jalah Jordan and Brian and Geoffrey Wilson, and a great-grandson Brandon Jordan; sister-in-law Barbara Dowty of Windsor; several nieces and nephews of the Windsor and Clinton areas. Funeral services were Sunday, March 19, at Ralph O. Jones Chapel, Odessa, with burial in Greenton Cemetery, Odessa.

WILSON, Joe Etta
1878-1899
Hopewell Cemetery, Walker Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, 1899 - Miss Etta Wilson, daughter of Judge W. M. Wilson, in Davis Township, took her life Tuesday night with a shotgun. From what we can learn, it seems that she had received two letters during the day from her lover, who had gone to join the regular army three years ago, and in the evening she retired to her room and committed the sad act, leaving a not to her parents stating she had been disappointed in love. The letters she burned. She was a young lady held in highest esteem by a large circle of friends.

WILSON, John Franklin
1961-1995
Carpenter Cemetery, Chilhowee, Johnson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - John Franklin Wilson, 33, Gower, died Thursday, February 2, 1995, at St. Luke's Northland Hospital in Smithville. He was born March 28, 1961 to Harley Bud and Marie (West) Wilson in Clinton, Missouri. He grew up in the Holden, Missouri area and graduated from Holden High School where he was active in the Future Farmers of American. He also attended Maple Woods Community College in Kansas City, Missouri. John lived in Holden, Kansas City and in 1991 moved to Gower. He had been a farmer and was current manager of Four Seasons Lawn and Landscape Service in North Kansas City. He leaves his wife Marilyn Wilson, of the home; one daughter Jacqulyn Leann Wilson, Springfield; two stepdaughters, Trisha Alders and Dana Alders, St. Joseph; his father and mother, Bud and Marie Wilson, Gower; one brother Jay Wilson, Lincoln; three sisters, Cynthia Wilson, Kansas City, Donna Bush, Independence, and Clara Wilson, Tulsa, Oklahoma; five nephews and four nieces. Funeral services were Saturday, February 4, at Hixson-Klein Funeral Home in Edgerton, and Sunday, February 5, at Ben Cast and Son Wood Funeral Home in Holden. Burial was in Carpenter Cemetery, Chilhowee.

WILSON, John S. Dr.
1848-1914
Osceola Cemetery, Osceola, St. Clair Co, MO
Appleton City Journal, Nov 12 1914 - Dr. John Wilson is Dead - In our last issue, mention was made of the serious illness of Dr. John Wilson, of Deepwater, who was stricken with paralysis. His condition gradually grew worse until he was relieved of suffering by death last Sunday. Dr. Wilson was well known in this county, especially around Osceola where his brothers, J. Y. and T. B. now reside. Burial was made at Osceola Tuesday.

WILSON, Julia Angeline CARVER
1860-1928
Hickory Grove Cemetery, White Oak Twp, Henry Co, MO
Mrs. L. R. Wilson - Julia Angeline Carver Wilson was born in Jefferson County, Ia. October 20, 1860, and departed this life November 15 , 1928. Age 68 years and 26 days. She was married to Louis Riley Wilson July 18, 1878. To this union eight children were born - Marion R. Wilson, who passed away October 14, 1880; James O. Wilson of Clinton , Mrs John (Della) Stevens of Clinton, Mo.; Noah E. Wilson of Urich, Mo.; George A. Wilson of Urich, Mo.; Roy L. Wilson who passed away July 6, 1919 ; Mary Louella Wilson of Clinton, Mo.; Mrs Linezy (Grace) Parker of Versaillles, Mo. She leaves to mourn their loss, her devoted husband , six children, eighteen grandchildren and two great-grandchildren , four sisters, two brothers and a multitude of neighbors and friends. Mrs Wilson , commonly known as Aunt Ann , became a christian in early life. Later joined the Baptist church and with her husband became a charter member of the Hickory Grove church when it was organized May 9, 1905. Her life has been a help and comfort to all who knew her ; Her home has been open to those who came; her life has been a blessing to humanity and a benediction unto God. The funeral services were November 16 at the Hickory Grove church. Internment in the Hickory Grove cemetery near Urich, Mo.

WILSON, Kate THORNTON
n/a-1889
Englewood Cemetery (W), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Eye, Mar 23 1889 - Mrs. Kate Thornton Wilson, wife of Charles B. Wilson, a prominent Clinton lawyer, died suddenly at the family residence Sunday night, March 31st. She was preparing to accompany her husband to church when she became instantly dizzy and would have fallen the her husband observing her condition, caught her and assisted her to a bed. Physicians were called but could give no relief. She lingered about six hours on the banks of the River of Death than the Boatman came and took her and carried her to the farthest shore. A beautiful, noble woman, from a happy home, leaving a true and manly husband, a daughter of tender years and a son just merging into manhood.

WILSON, Kenneth Eugene
1927-1993
Englewood Cemetery (W), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Daily Democrat - Kenneth Eugene Wilson, son of Ola and Nellie Holmes Wilson, was born January 9, 1927 at Clinton and passed away November 11, 1993 at Golden Valley Hospital at the age of 66. Kenneth had lived in Kansas City for 40 years before they moved to Calhoun in 1978. He was a forklift operator for Armco Steel in Kansas City before retiring in 1978. He was a member of United Steel Workers of America Local 13, Kansas City, and he was an Army veteran of WWII. He is survived by his wife, Jackie, of the home; two daughters, Gale Lee and Phyllis Gillespie, both of Independence; three brothers, Frank Wilson, Woodrow Wilson and David Wilson, all of Clinton; three sisters, Bernice Ballard, Clinton, Judy Tate, Buckner, and Mary Jo Moore, Holton, Ks., and four grandchildren. Funeral services were held at Vansant-Mills Chapel Saturday, November 13, 1993. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery.

WILSON, Lena Leota KIRBY
1882-1974
Hickory Grove Cemetery, White Oak Twp, Henry Co, MO
Mrs. James Olen Wilson was born Aug. 6, 1882, in Appanoose County, Ia., and passed away May 9, 1974, at Chastain's Nursing Home, Clinton. She was oldest of nine children of Laban L. and Ava Hutchenson Kirby. Her early childhood was spent in Iowa. At the age of 17 years she moved with her family to Clinton, living on a farm near the Bethlehem community. On Feb. 1, 1905, she was united in marriage to James Olen Wilson. They had over 69 years of a happy marriage. The first year of their married life was spent in North Dakota. The next year they moved to a farm in the Hartwell and Urich communities. One daughter blessed this union. She is survived by her daughter, Mrs. Leona Kahmann, Clinton; three granddaughters, Letha Marie Marker, Sedalia, Rosa Lou Kozak and Ida Kay Bein, both of Detroit, Mich.; four great-grandchildren, Sondra, Jeff, and Kenny Marker and Nichole Bein; three brothers, Charles, Lamar, William, Mindenmines and Roy, Wichita, Kans.; one sister, Mrs. Mary Carlock, Liberal, Mo. She was a mother to a nephew, Roy Wilson, who came to live them when he was six years old. She loved him as her own. He now lives Trenton, Mich. During many years of her life she was active in her church, teaching Sunday School, ministering to the sick and others who needed her help. She was a kind, patient and loving person who served, trusted and loved her Lord to the very end. She will be lovingly missed by all. Services were held Sat., May 11, at Snow's Funeral Home in Urich, Mo. Burial was in Hickory Grove Cemetery, southeast of Urich.

WILSON, Leota Marie SCOTT
1923-2004
Crescent Hill Cemetery, Adrian, Bates Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Sep 3 2004 - Leota Marie Wilson, 81, Kansas City, died Tuesday, August 31, 2004, at St. Joseph Health Center, Kansas City. She was born April 17, 1923, in Wisdom, the daughter of Luke and Mary Elizabeth (Copenhaver) Scott. She married Royce Reynold Wilson July 2, 1942. She was preceded in death by her parents; her son Roy Wilson; two brothers, Shelby and Dumont Scott; granddaughter Elizabeth Cates and son-in-law Gene Kimble. She is survived by her husband Royce, Adrian; children Elizabeth Cates Kansas City, Joyce Kimble, Adrian, Royce Wilson Jr., Kansas City, and Emma Leach, Lee's Summit; brothers Raymond and Luther Scott; grandchildren Cora and Roy Lee Wilson, Kim Howell, James, Rachel, Patricia and Joshua Cates, Wilbur, Timothy and Lisa Engelhardt, Randy, John, Christine and Patrick Leach; 23 great-grandchildren and sons-in-law, James Cates and George Leach. Funeral services will be Saturday, September 4, at Altona Baptist Church, Adrian. Burial will be in Crescent Hill Cemetery, Adrian.

WILSON, Louis Riley
1859-1932
Hickory Grove Cemetery, White Oak Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Lewis Riley Wilson Passes - L. R. Wilson entered into eternity at 5:45 Wednesday morning, Dec 28, 1932 after an illness that kept him bedfast nine weeks. His fatal malady being cancer of the liver. Mr. Wilson was born near Little Rock, Ark., but was brought to Missouri when a small boy, and had lived the rest of his life in the Hickory Grove vicinity south of Urich. He was 73 years, 9 months and 24 days of age. He was united in marriage with Julia Angeline Carver July 18, 1878 at the home of Judge Hackney, who officiated. Mrs. Wilson preceded him death Nov. 15, 1928. Since that time he has made his home with their son, J. O. Wilson. Eight children blessed the home of Mr. and Mrs. Wilson, six of whom are still living: J. O. Wilson of Hartwell, Mo., Noah E. Wilson and George A. Wilson of near Urich, Mrs. John (Della) Stevens and Miss Louella Wilson of Clinton, Mo., and Mrs Grace Parker of Warrensburg, Mo. He also leaves one brother, James Wilson, of Perryville Ark.; a half brother John F. Hodges of West Riverside, Calif., and a half sister Mrs Lou Black of Oklahoma. Two sons preceded him in death. Marion R. in infancy and Roy L. at the age of 28 years. Mr. Wilson was a member of Hickory Grove Baptist church and was held in high esteem by a wide acquaintance. Funeral services were conducted at the Hickory Grove church Thursday, and burial was made in the Hickory Grove cemetery near by.

WILSON, Louise HARGRAVE
1929-2006
Lincoln Cemetery, Lincoln, Benton Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Oct 2 2006 - Louise Wilson, 77, Lincoln, died Friday, September 29, 2006. She was born on March 24, 1929, in Bates County, the daughter of James and Margaret Hargrave. She was a 1947 graduate of Norris High School. On August 6, 1948, she married Hugh Wilson, where they moved to Benton County and made their home. She then began a career as a school teacher in rural Henry County for a number of years. She was a member of United Methodist Church of Lincoln and the Silver Dollar City Artist Guild. She was preceded in death by her parents; a twin sister, Lois Hutson, and one brother Bob Hargrave. Surviving were her husband Hugh of the home; four children, Bill Wilson and his wife Marlena, Warsaw, Larry Wilson and his wife Wanda, Lincoln, Jim Wilson and his wife Sheila, Duluth, Georgia, LouAnn Wolfe and her husband Danny, Jamestown; one brother Orval Hargrave, El Dorado Springs; four grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, several nieces, nephews, family and friends. Funeral services were Monday, October 2, at Davis-Miller Funeral Home, Lincoln. Graveside services were at the Lincoln Cemetery.

WILSON, Marcella Jane DUNNING YOUNG
1928-1997
Englewood Cemetery (W), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Marcella Jane Dunning Wilson was born January 3, 1928, on a farm just west of Deepwater to Carrie Gladys and Joe Russell Dunning and entered into rest January 25, 1997, at Clinton Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Clinton. She was preceded in death by her father, Joe Russell Dunning, and her grandson, John Anderson Young, Jr. As a young girl she made a profession of faith and was baptized into the fellowship of the Deepwater Church of the Brethren. Marcella's first marriage was blessed with six children, Ronald Joe, Gary Eugene, John Anderson, Dena Jane, Susan Diane and Gerald Allen "Pete". On December 1, 1973, she was united in marriage to Alvin A. Wilson and moved to Warrensburg where they resided for the past 23 years. Marcella served as the city collector for Deepwater during the late '60s and early '70s. She also sold Avon and operated an antique store in Deepwater. She also enjoyed working with flowers and sewing for her family. She is survived by her husband, Alvin A. Wilson of Warrensburg; her mother, Carrie Gladys Dunning of Clinton; one sister, Marilyn June McVey of Clinton; four sons, Ronald Joe Young of Deepwater, Gary Eugene Young of Kansas City, John Anderson Young of Clinton, Gerald Allen Young of Deepwater; two daughters, Dena Jane Young of Clinton, and Susan Diane Witherspoon of Deepwater; one nephew, Kevin McVey of Clinton; one niece, Carla Goth of Clinton; 12 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, many cousins and a host of friends. Funeral services were held at the Vansant-Mills Chapel, Monday, January 27. Burial was in the Englewood Cemetery.

WILSON, Marie WEST
1936-2004
Carpenter Cemetery, Chilhowee, Johnson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Feb 13 2004 - Marie Wilson was born April 30, 1936, in rural Chilhowee, daughter of Oscar and Clara Seaton West. She passed on to be with the Lord at Research Medical Center in Kansas City on February 4, 2004, due to complications of a cancerous brain tumor. Marie was baptized at an early age at the First United Methodist Church in Chilhowee. She was most recently a member of Edgerton Christian Church in Edgerton, but regularly attended Drakes Chapel Methodist Church in rural Clinton. She was a graduate of Chilhowee High School. She was united in marriage to Harley "Bud" Wilson July 31, 1955, and they made their home in rural Henry and Johnson counties. Marie loved spending time and playing games with her children and grandchildren. In the winter she enjoyed quilting and the rest of the year she had a passion for gardening and flowers. Preceding her in death were her parents; one son, John Wilson; four brothers, Ethmer, Alva, Bobby and Billy, and one sister; Evelyn Ramey Einspahr. Mourning her passing are her husband Bud, of the home; one son, Jay Wilson, Warrensburg; three daughters, Cynthia Wilson, Kansas City, Donna Bush and husband Randall, Owatonna, Minnesota, Clara Jane Wilson and husband Tom, Denton, Texas; 10 grandchildren; three brothers, Marvie West, Arvel West, Eugene West, and a multitude of additional family and friends. Funeral services were held February 7 at the Clinton United Methodist Church. Burial was in Carpenter Cemetery, Chilhowee, under the direction of Consalus-Bradley Funeral Home.

WILSON, Mark W. Judge
1908-1985
Englewood Cemetery (W), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Funeral services for Judge Mark Wilson, 77, were held Monday (May 1985) at Consalus Funeral Home. Judge Wilson died Friday morning at Golden Valley Hospital. He was a well-known Henry Countian and was Probate-Magistrate Judge here for 32 years. He retired in 1978. He also was a former Henry County prosecuting attorney. He was a member of the Missouri Bar Association, the Elks Lodge and the United Methodist Church. Judge Wilson is survived by his wife, Jane, of the home. Judge Wilson was born January 25, 1908, in Clinton, the son of James H. Wilson and Rosa May Russell Wilson.

WILSON, Mary Margaret HAYS
1882-1972
Hickory Grove Cemetery, White Oak Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Eye, Clinton MO, Dec 14 1972 - Mary Margaret Hays, daughter of William Alexander and Elizabeth Ellen Converse Hays was born January 3, 1882 in Henry County, Missouri and died December 2, 1972 at the Golden Valley Nursing Home in Clinton, Missouri where she had been a patient since March 1971. Mary Margaret was married to Benjamin P. Wilson November 12, 1902 and they lived their entire married life on a farm in Henry County. Mrs. Wilson was happily planning to celebrate their fiftieth wedding anniversary in November of 1952 but plans had to be canceled due to the sudden death of her loving husband on July 30, 1952. After his death, she moved to 521 South Orchard, Clinton, Missouri. Although the Wilsons had no children of their own, they took into their home and lovingly cared for as a very dear son, their great-nephew, William A. Williams of the home. Mrs. Wilson loved her three nieces and the several great-nieces and nephews and greatly enjoyed visits from each of them. She is survived by one brother William L. Hays of Montrose, Missouri, the great-nephew above mentioned and nine nieces: Mrs. Anna Lupton, Bates City, Missouri, Mrs. Elizabeth Cowan and Mrs. Mary Ellen Winkler of Clinton and their families. She was preceded in death by two sisters, Mrs. Georgia A. Wilson and Mrs. Nannie L. Pfister and one nephew, William F. Hays. Funeral services were held Monday, December 4 at Vansant Funeral Home in Clinton with burial in Hickory Grove Cemetery. Pallbearers were her great-nephews: Gary R. Doll, Donald Coulter, Alvin E. Winkler, Howard J. Cowan, Virgil K. Winkler and Larry D. Winkler.

WILSON, Mat
n/a-1891
Antioch Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Jun 20 1891 - About two weeks ago, Mat Wilson, colored, died and was buried in the graveyard in North Clinton. Last week someone noticed the grave had been opened while attending the funeral of Riley Marshbanks. Charley Wright and Aleck Emery, a few days later, dug into the grave and found the corpse had been taken up and body taken away, only the head and feet remaining.

WILSON, Maud Elma HUNTER
1887-1978
Hickory Grove Cemetery, White Oak Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Maud E. Wilson, 91 years old, died Wednesday, March 15, 1978 at the Tucker Nursing home in Holden, Mo. Funeral services were held Friday March 17, 1978 at the Ben Cast and Sons Funeral Home in Holden Mo. Burial was in the Hickory Grove Cemetery, near Urich, Mo. Maud Elma Wilson was born August 3, 1887 in Benton County, Mo. She was the daughter of Jasper C. Hunter and Lucy Ann Guthrie Hunter. She was married to Noah E. Wilson October 7, 1911, in Clinton, Mo. They were parents to five children. Mrs. Wilson lived in LaTour, Mo., and later in Chilhowee, Mo. before moving to Holden, Mo. in 1959. She was a member of the Church of God. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Elsie Marie, in 1920 at the age of five years. Survivors are her husband Noah of the home; three sons, Charles A. Wilson, Deepwater, Mo., William R. Wilson, Atlanta, Ga.., Riley C. Wilson, Kansas City, Mo.; one daughter, Alta Pearl, Mrs. Max (Alta Pearl Wilson) Corwin of Holden, Mo.; two brothers, Marshall Hunter, Sedalia, Mo. and Robert Hunter, Clinton, Mo.; nine grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren

WILSON, Maxine L. CARROLL MEFFORD
1934-2002
Lowry City Cemetery, Lowry City, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Nov 19 2002 - Maxine L. Carroll Wilson was born July 28, 1934, in St. Clair County to Cecil Floyd and Elizabeth Hagan Carroll, and died Saturday, November 3, 2002, at her home in Jefferson City. She married Jake Mefford Sr. in 1952. He preceded her in death. She worked for Mott's Meat Company in Rockville until 1980. She moved to Deepwater in 1976 and lived there until 1998. She moved to Jefferson City when she was diagnosed with breast cancer to live with her daughter Toni. She then moved to St. Petersburg, Florida, to live with her grandson, Nik. She then returned to Jefferson City. She was preceded in death by her parents, Cecil and Elizabeth Carroll; two brothers, Archie Dale and Charles Edwin; one sister, Helen Lea Carroll Hawkins, and two grandsons, Darren Lee Sullivan and Lukus (Luke) LeeRoy Mefford. She is survived by three brothers, James Carroll, Osceola, Leslie Carroll, Weaubleau, and Johnnie Carroll, Lowry City; two sisters, Linda Gurley, Deepwater, and Grace Finch, Independence; eight children, Toni Lee Dudenhoeffer and husband Mark, Jefferson City, Cathy Mae Brown and husband William (B. B.), Cape Girardeau, Jake Mefford Jr., Deepwater, Mary Frances Crabtree, Henley, Bonnie Charlene Allen, Raytown, Karol Ann Konop and companion Carl Buce, Deepwater, Terry H. Mefford and wife Angie, Gunn City, and Nora Yvonne Shuey and husband Brian, Tacoma, Washington, 20 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, a host of nieces and nephews, many other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held Wednesday, November 6, at St. Catherine's Catholic Church in Osceola. Burial was in the Lowry City Cemetery.

WILSON, Noah Emmett
1885-1982
Hickory Grove Cemetery, White Oak Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Noah Emmett Wilson died Saturday, March 20, 1982, at Westwood Nursing Home in Clinton, Mo. Funeral services were held Monday, March 22, at the Cast Chapel in Holden, Mo. Burial was in Hickory Grove Cemetery near Urich, Mo. Noah Emmett was born June 2, 1885 near Urich, Mo. He was the son of Lewis Riley Wilson and Julia Angeline Carver Wilson. He married Maud Elma Hunter on October 7, 1911 in Clinton, Mo. To this union was born five children.: Charles A. Wilson Clinton, Mo, Elsie Marie Wilson (died May 22,1920 at the age of 5 years), William Raymond, of Atlanta, Ga., Riley C. Wilson, Kansas City, Mo., Mrs. Max (Alta Pearl) Corwin, Holden, Mo. In addition to the previously mentioned children he is survived by a sister, Louella Chastain of Clinton, Mo.; nine grandchildren, seventeen great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.

WILSON, Nona A. WOOLFOLK
1843-1902
Hickory Grove Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Missouri, Aug 23 1902 - Death of Mrs. J. W. Wilson - Nona A. Woolfolk was born October 30, 1843, in Boone County, this state; moved to Henry in 1855; married John W. Wilson of this county January 22, 1871, has made Henry her home ever since. She was converted when only a girl of 14; united with the Baptist church, then in 1870, united with M. E. south, this being the church home of her husband. She died August 15, 1902; was a great sufferer, but bore it all with Christian fortitude. Leaves her faithful, sorrowing husband, a devoted son, Walter. She was a great lover of religious literature and devoured it with a relish that was amazing. We doubt whether she was ever guilty of reading a trashy novel or paper. She loved to read good books and the more religious, the better she loved them. The Holy Bible was a daily book and in 30 years, she had read it thru 30 times, once every year. She had read it through eight times on her knees. Her sufferings were long and intense and she was glad when the summons came to depart, that she might be free from pain. All that was mortal of Nona Wilson was laid to rest in the Hickory Grove Cemetery.

WILSON, Norman L.
1936-2005
Peculiar Cemetery, Peculiar, Cass Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 17 2005 - Norman L. Wilson, 68, Overland Park, Kansas, died Thursday evening, January 13, 2005, at home after a long battle with cancer. Funeral services were Monday, January 17, at the Porter Funeral Home, 8535 Monrovia, Lenexa, Kansas. Burial was in Peculiar Cemetery. Mr. Wilson was born July 7, 1936, in Quarles, near Clinton. He graduated from Clinton High School. He served in the United States Marine Corps from 1954-1957 and moved to the Kansas City area in 1965. From 1968 until recently, he owned and operated N. L. Wilson moving. He is survived by his wife Mary Jane Wilson; daughters and sons-in-law, Stacy and Michael Jones, Overland Park, Kansas, Rebecca and Richard Zeuch, Maui, Hawaii, and three grandchildren, Trevor, Colin and Ian Jones of Overland Park, Kansas. He was preceded in death by eight siblings and is survived by seven siblings, Ada June Hammond, David Wilson, Paul Wilson, Mary Jane Renfro, James Camden, Patrick Camden and Michael Camden and numerous nieces and nephews.

WILSON, Norman Ray
1928-2002
Englewood Cemetery (W), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Nov 29 2002 - Norman Ray Wilson was born December 5, 1928, to Esther (Heston) Wilson and Loren Wilson in Deepwater. He died November 18, 2002, at the Adrian Manor Nursing Home in Adrian at the age of 73 years. He attended school in Deepwater and was a part of the Deepwater Baptist Church. After seeing the countryside with his brothers, he joined the Army during World War II. He served three years and was discharged with honorable mention. Later he married and raised four sons in Kansas City. Norman worked 33 years, driving a truck for the Dickey Clay Company. Afterwards he moved back to Clinton and retired after working for Phil and Jim Howerton on their farm. Norman was preceded in death by his parents; two sons, Vernon and Chris Wilson; two grandsons, Micah Wilson and Christopher Grogan. He is survived by two sons, Ron Wilson of Moore, Oklahoma, and Tim Wilson of Clinton; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren, as well as a number of brothers and sisters. Funeral services were held at the Vansant-Mills Funeral Home on Friday, November 22. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

WILSON, Oma M.
1923-2001
Iconium Cemetery, Iconium, St. Clair Co, MO
Clinton Daily Democrat, Dec 12 2001 - Oma M. Wilson, 78, Lowry City, died Sunday, December 9, 2001, at White Oak Manor in Kansas City. She was a nurse's aide. Funeral services will be Thursday, December 13, at Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel, Osceola. Burial will be at Iconium Cemetery, near Osceola.

WILSON, Ora Estel
1920-1934
Englewood Cemetery (W), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Ora Estel Wilson, oldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Estel Wilson, died at his home three miles east of Quarles, Sunday, November 11, 1934, after a several weeks' illness with a complication of diseases which began with whooping cough, then ran into yellow jaundice and malaria fever. Ora Estel was born September 7, 1920, east of Quarles, where he spent his short life. He was a thoughtful and obedient child, always eager to help with the work about his home. He was ambitious to finish the eighth grade of school this year so he could enter high school next year. Besides his parents, he is survived by six sisters and two brothers: Mrs. Charles A. Fuller, Alsia and Helen of Kansas City, Leona Pearl, Lucile, Ada June, Ralph and Homer Finnis of the home. His funeral was conducted Tuesday afternoon at the Quarles Baptist church by Rev. Homer Delozier of Leeton, a close friend of the family. Burial was in Englewood under the direction of Wilkinson funeral service.

WILSON, Owen
1908-2002
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Feb 15 2002 - Owen Wilson was born November 29, 1908, at Warsaw, son of Ed and Elizabeth Osbourne Wilson. He died January 28, 2002, at Holden Manor Care Center. He was a member of Northeast Baptist Church. He had driven a school bus for many years and was also a self-employed mechanic. He had served in the United States Army. Preceding him in death were his parents; his wife, Ina May Fowler Wilson; one son, Frederick Owen Wilson, who died at birth; two sisters and four brothers. Survivors include one son, Ted Wilson and wife, Betty, Holden; three brothers, Clay, Cleo and Glenn Wilson, all of Clinton; one grandchild and three great-grandchildren. Memorial services were held February 2 at Consalus Chapel, Clinton.

WILSON, Patsy Lou ALBIN
1929-2006
Carpenter Cemetery, Chilhowee, Johnson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jul 13 2006 - Patsy Lou Wilson, 76, formerly of Chilhowee, died Saturday, July 8, 2006, at Warrensburg Manor Care Center. She was born November 16, 1929, in Blairstown, the daughter of Leroy Albin and Annabelle Park Albin. On July 10, 1945, she married William Eugene Wilson in Olathe, Kansas. He survives of the home. Mrs. Wilson attended Norris School. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother and a homemaker. She had an interior decorating business called the P Pod in Independence for 20 years. She was a member of Good Hope Baptist Church, Clinton. Survivors include her husband William E. Wilson; four daughters, Peggy Dumas and husband Victor, Oak Grove, Pamela Rupp and husband Larry, Independence, Penny Dady and husband Dwayne, Leeton, and Phoebe Jonaitis, Centerview; two sons, Daniel Wilson and wife Terri, Independence, and David Wilson and wife Christine, Warrenton; sister, Lois Duncan; 13 grandchildren, Todd, Chris and Ryan Dumas, Joshua Smith, Jeremy, Derek, Katie, Jesse and Emily Wilson, Abigail and Zachary Dady, Amanda and Amber Jonaitis; six great-grandchildren, Michael, Allie, Mason, Ashley and Bailey Dumas and Quinn Wilson. She was preceded in death by her parents; a son Creig Wilson; two brothers, Lyle and Harold Albin, and three sisters, Ruth McDonald, Mary Anna Chaufty and Helen Miller. Funeral services were Wednesday, July 12, at Sweeney-Phillips & Holdren Funeral Home, Warrensburg. Burial was in Carpenter Cemetery, Chilhowee.

WILSON, Paul James
1909-1991
Englewood Cemetery (W), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Paul James Wilson was born May 26, 1909 to James and Hattie Miller Wilson at Warsaw, Missouri, and died Saturday, November 9, 1991 at Golden Valley Hospital, Clinton, Missouri. He grew up in the Roseland community where he attended grade school. November 11, 1928 he married Vergie Moreland and to this union two sons were born, Richard Paul of Calhoun, and Vernon Dean of Kansas City. Vergie preceded him in death in December of 1981. January 29, 1986, he married Frances Davis. He lived most of his life in Henry County where he farmed and had several other jobs. He retired in 1971. He was a member of Mt. Gilead Baptist Church when it closed. He was a member of IOOF Lodge, having his 50-year pin. Paul enjoyed fox hunting and bird hunting until his health failed about three and one-half years ago. He entered Sycamore View nursing home in March of 1990. Survivors include his wife, Frances Wilson of the home; two sons, Richard Wilson, Calhoun, and Vernon Deen Wilson, Kansas City; two stepsons, Richard Davis, Springfield, Illinois, and Karl Davis, Raytown, Missouri; four stepdaughters, Marcile Lewis and Wanda Evans of Warrensburg, Karen Davis of the home, and Mary Lou Riley, Atchison, Kansas; six grandchildren; 15 step-grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and two step-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Monday, November 11, 1991 at Consalus Chapel, Clinton. Burial in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

WILSON, Ralph C.
1925-1968
Englewood Cemetery (W), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Ralph C. Wilson, 42, of 2217 Seventy-third Terr, Prairie Village, KS, died yesterday at a hospital in Tulsa. He was born July 26, 1925, in Clinton, MO, the son of Estel and Hattie Cuthrell Wilson. and lived here 16 years. He was a member of Greenwood Baptist Church. Mr. Wilson was a veteran of World War II, serving in the US Army from 1944 to 1949. He was united in marriage with Barbara Jean Adams, May 19, 1951. Mr. and Mrs. Wilson made their home in Clinton the first years of their marriage then moved to Shawnee, KS, and later to Prairie Village, KS, where they were living at the time of his death. Surviving are his wife, Barbara Adams Wilson; three sons, Gary Wayne, Larry Dean and Jerry Douglas and two daughters, Cary Marie and Mary Beth, all of the home; his father, Estel Wilson, Clinton; a brother, Norman Lee Wilson, Prairie Village; two stepbrothers, David and Paul Wilson, both of Clinton, and five sisters, Gladys Fuller, Springdale, AR; Elsie Wyatt, Shawnee, KS; Helen Brown, Shawnee, KS; Leona Cardis, Kansas City, MO, and Ada June Hammond, Carthage, MO. He was preceded in death by his mother, Hattie Wilson, in December 1953; one sister, Lucille, in January 1946; two brothers, Ora Wilson in November 1934; and Homer Wilson in June 1963. Services were held Saturday, February 24 at the First Baptist Church in Clinton. Interment was in the Englewood Cemetery. Casket bearers were: Jeff Stellman, Robert Moon, Robert Springston, Allan Hague, Dick Young and Robert Young.

WILSON, Randall Joseph "Randy"
1957-2003
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Mar 21 2003 - Randall "Randy" Joseph Wilson, 45, Kansas, died Wednesday, March 19, 2003, at Truman Medical Center, Kansas City. Funeral services will be Saturday, March 22, at Mt. Washington Forever Funeral Home. Cremation will follow the services. He was born May 12, 1957, in Kansas City, to Norman and Winifred (Wilson) Wilson. He was a self-employed fence builder. He married Joanna McGuire. He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers and a sister. He is survived by his wife, Joanna McGuire, of the home; his six daughters, Jocelyn Wilson of the home, Kayla and Alyssa Wilson, both of Branson, Aneisa Wilson, Bates County, Corrinne Wilson, Orange County, California and Sierra Wilson, Fort Dodge, Iowa; a brother, Lawrence E. Wilson, Nevada; his special cousin, Debbie Burris, Independence, and many other family and friends.

WILSON, Ray Frances
1903-1993
Englewood Cemetery (W), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Daily Democrat - Ray Frances Wilson passed away November 12, 1993 at Meadowbrook Manor at the age of 90. Ray was born January 7, 1903, the son of Marian Frances Wilson and Susan Elizabeth Lotspeich Wilson of the Garland community. He attended Curtis School. Ray's occupation was farming and doing mechanical work. He always took pride in his work. On November 18, 1939 Ray married Lydia Miller. They made their home in Garland and later moved to the Field's Creek community. They lived there almost 30 years until they gave up their farm to the Truman Dam Project in 1972. Ray and Lydia then retired and moved to Clinton where Ray took care of Lydia through many years of illness. Ray became a Christian at a young age. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Clinton for 69 years. Ray was preceded in death by his wife Lydia; his parents; his infant brother Chester Lee Wilson; and three sisters, Jessie White, Lou Alice Thomas and Marie Duerr. He leaves his sister Ella Knight of Denver, Colorado; nieces and nephews; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law; and many friends. Funeral services were November 15, 1993 at Sickman & Dunning Chapel. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery.

WILSON, Richard J. "R. J."
1937-2005
Englewood Cemetery (W), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Aug 31 2005 - Richard J. Wilson was born October 12, 1937, in Livingston County, son of Ralph and Clarissa Wilson. He died Monday, August 1, 2005, at Overland Park Regional Hospital, Overland Park, Kansas. He attended Kirk Rural School and graduated from Chillicothe High School in 1955. October 23, 1958, he married Eva Rose (Dryer) Wilson. He served in the Army National Guard. He was an electrical lineman by trade, working for the Missouri Public Service for 33 years. He retired in June 2000. He was a member of the First Baptist Church and served as a deacon. R.J. dedicated a lot of time to many mission trips and projects over the years. He was a longtime member of Sunrise Optimist Club and the Deepwater Tractor Pull association. R.J. spent a lot of time hunting, fishing and helping out neighbors. Above all, he loved spending time with his family. He was preceded in death by his father Ralph Wilson; infant brother Ronald; daughter Robin (Wilson) Landes. He is survived by his wife Eva of the home; two sons, Richard and wife Amy, Chillicothe, and Russell and wife Cheri, Clinton; son-in-law Junior Landes, Deepwater; his mother Clarissa Wilson, and sister Geraldine Reeter and husband Albert, Chillicothe; as well as his grandchildren, Tony and Jackie Landes, Tracy and Russ Hendrickson, Kenny and Rachel Wilson, Jeremy Wilson and fiancee, Morgan Constant, Jeff Wilson, Karlee and Troy Bohannan, Chance Wilson, and great-grandchildren, Raigan, Clayton, Canyon and Ryan LeAnne Landes., Russell and Shelbi Robyn Hendrickson and Kendal Katherine Bohannan. Funeral services were held at the First Baptist Church, Clinton, Friday, August 5. Interment was in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

WILSON, Richard Paul
1929-2006
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Mar 15 2006 - Richard Paul Wilson was born July 4, 1929, in Calhoun, the son of James Paul and Virgie Dean (Moreland) Wilson. He went to be with the Lord on February 18, 2006, at his home in Clinton at the age of 76 years. Richard served his country in the Korean Conflict for a total of 22 years in both the Army and Air Force Reserve. On June 7, 1952, he was united in marriage to Marie Cornell in Harrison, Arkansas, and to the union four children were born, Rick, Linda, Fred and Donnie. Richard was a respected business man, having been involved in the Ready Mix business as an employee and owner since his return from the Korean Conflict. Richard and Marie lived on the farm where they raised cattle, mules and dogs until two years ago, due to health, they moved to Clinton. Many memorable hours were spent with family and friends on the farm, working with the cattle, riding the mules and going coon hunting with the prized coon dogs. Richard served on the Calhoun School Board for nine years and as a baseball coach for a number of years. He always enjoyed attending his children and grandchildren's ball games. He was a faithful member of the First Baptist Church, Clinton, where he served as a deacon and was the Sunday School secretary for a number of years. He was also a member of the American Legion Post 14, Clinton. He was preceded in death by his parents and one son Fred Wilson. He is survived by his wife Marie of the home; two sons Richard P. Wilson Jr. and wife Jeanne, and Donald J. Wilson and wife Kathy; one daughter Linda Goben, and one daughter-in-law, Lavena Wilson, all of Clinton; one brother Vernon Dean Wilson and wife Barbara, Kansas City, as well as 10 grandchildren, Lindsay Marie Wilson, Erin Wilson, Wendy Wilson, Nolan Wilson, Daniel Wilson, Amy Wilson, Brad Goben, Matt Houk, Chrissy Houk and Nikki Houk, and three great-grandchildren, Jordan Wilson, Hannah Brewer and Nicholas Brewer. Funeral services were held at the First Baptist Church, Clinton, on Monday, February 20. Interment was in the Clinton Memory Gardens, Clinton.

WILSON, Riley Clinton "RC"
1921-2002
Englewood Cemetery (W), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 24 2002 - Riley Clinton "RC" Wilson, 80, Clinton, died Tuesday, April 23, 2002, at Golden Valley Hospital, Clinton. Graveside services will be Thursday, April 25, at Englewood Cemetery, Clinton. He was born October 24, 1921, near Ballard in Bates County. He was the son of Noah E. and Maud Hunter Wilson, who preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by his sister, Elsie M. Wilson, and his brother, Charles A. Wilson. He worked for US Cold Storage in Kansas City before he retired in 1982. He married Dorothy M. Sack on October 8, 1948, and she survives of the home. He is also survived by one brother, Raymond Wilson, Hartwell, Georgia, and one sister, Alta Corwin of Windsor.

WILSON, Robert Glenn
1924-2015
Hopewell Cemetery, Walker Twp, Henry Co, MO
Robert G. Wilson, age 90 years, of Clinton, passed away Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at Golden Living Center-Westwood, Clinton, Missouri. Funeral services will be held Friday, March 13, 2015 at the Vansant-Mills Chapel, Clinton. Interment will be in Hopewell Cemetery, Montrose, Missouri. Robert was born June 18, 1924 in Clinton, Missouri the son of Arthur and Pearl (Mathane) Wilson. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, and fought in the Battle of the Bulge in WWII. Robert was a farmer. He was born, raised, and spent his entire life on the family farm. He was a member of the First Baptist Church where he taught Sunday School. Robert enjoyed being the 'head counter' at the church's "Trunk or Treat" for Halloween each year. He was also sexton of Hopewell Cemetery. Robert was proud of the fact that he was able to live long enough to get to know and spend time with his great-grandkids. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Fern, and his siblings. Survivors include two sons, Ron (Suan) Wilson of Olathe, Kansas and Kevin (Connie) Wilson of Pleasant Hill, Missouri; two grandchildren, Patrick Wilson and Nicole Vardys; two great-grandchildren, Alyson and Cody Scrivner, and one sister-in-law, Rose Routh of Weaubleau, Missouri.

WILSON, Rollin Dale
1934-1957
Englewood Cemetery (W), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Funeral services for Dale Wilson, who met death in a tragic highway accident May 18, 1957 at the north edge of Clinton, Mo. were held at the New Hope Baptist Church. Burial was in the Englewood Cemetery in Clinton, Mo. with military graveside service. Dale Wilson, 22, was born near Urich Mo., Nov. 9 1934, the oldest of four children of Charles and Eula Marcum Wilson. He was converted at an early age and united with the Baptist Church, Hartwell, Mo. He was married to Peggy Kruse on June 8, 1956 and they established their home in North Kansas City, Mo. He was a sport loving person and fishing was his favorite hobby. He was returning from a fishing trip when he might his untimely death. He completed grade school, then attended Clinton High school one year, and Urich High School one year. He enlisted in the US Army and served his country two years, 17 months of which were spent in Korea. He was discharged from service and had been at home two years. He leaves to mourn his sudden passing his wife, Peggy. The two were happily planning for the arrival of their first child in August. He is also survived by a little step-child, Susan.; also surviving are his parents of Clinton, Mo.; a sister Mrs. Irene Corwin of Kansas City, Mo.; two brothers Charles Raymond and Dean of the home; his paternal grandparents, Noah and Maud Wilson of Chilhowee, Mo.; Maternal grandparents, Bennie and Martha Marcum of Clinton, Mo. and many other relatives and friends.

WILSON, Ronald D.
1949-2003
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jun 24 2003 - Ronald D. Wilson, 54, Clinton, formerly of Warrensburg, died Saturday, June 24, 2003, at his home. He was born March 30, 1949, in Kansas City, the son of Loren Wilson and Maybelle Hartzell Wilson. He married Laduska Hunsperler March 22, 1974, in Lee's Summit, who survives. He owned his auto body repair shop at his home. He had formerly worked at the body shop at Lotspiech Motors. He was a member of the National Field Archery Association. In addition to his wife, Dusty, he is survived by a daughter, Robin Skidmore of Wichita, Kansas; his parents, Loren and Maybelle Wilson, Warrensburg; two brothers, bill Wilson of Kingsville and Andy Wilson of Wildwood; sister, Valerie Button, Warrensburg; three grandchildren; one son-in-law, Charles Beaudin of Clinton. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Wendy Beaudin in October 1998. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, June 25, at Sweeney-Phillips and Holdren Funeral Home. Cremation will follow at Warrensburg Memorial Gardens Crematory. Private burial will be at a later date.

WILSON, Roy Lawrence
1889-1919
Hickory Grove Cemetery, White Oak Twp, Henry Co, MO
Roy Lawrence Wilson was born Dec. 18, 1889 in Henry County, Mo., and died July 6, 1919. He was the youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. L. R. Wilson of near Hartwell. He was married to Lou Shroder Sept. 16, 1911. To this union were born three children: Roy Edward, Ray Thurman and Ellen Norene. He leaves a wife, three children, father and mother, three sisters, Mrs. Della Stevens, Louella and Grace Wilson ; three brothers, Noah, Ola and George Wilson. He was a member the Hickory Grove Baptist Church. Funeral services were held at the Hickory Grove Baptist Church at 2 p. m. July 7, by the Rev. Wyatt, after which the burial was made at Hickory Grove Cemetery.

WILSON, Roy Lee Sr.
1943-2001
Crescent Hill Cemetery, Adrian, Bates Co, MO
Clinton Daily Democrat, Apr 3 2001 - Roy L. Wilson, Sr., son of Royce Wilson, Sr. and Leota Scott Wilson, was born in Clinton June 19, 1943. He died March 10, 2001, at Adrian Manor Nursing Home in Adrian, after a long battle with brain cancer. Roy lived most of his life in Kansas City. He worked for Vendo Manufacturing Company and as a security guard for Wells Fargo. Roy accepted Jesus as his person Savior as a young man. He was baptized and was a member of Marlborough Baptist Church in Kansas City. Roy enjoyed hunting and fishing with his family and friends. He is survived by his parents, Royce and Leota Wilson; one son, Roy Lee Wilson, Jr., Martin City; two daughters, Cora Lee Wilson and Kimberly Howell, Kansas City; six grandsons, Casey Beavers, Gage Howell, Nick Hood, Kansas City, Spencer McLean, Hunter Wilson and Samual Wilson, Martin City; one brother, Royce Wilson, Jr.; three sisters, Liz Cates, Kansas City, Joyce Kimble, Adrian, and Emma Jo Leach, Lee's Summit, and several nieces and nephews. His funeral was March 13 at Altona Baptist Church, Adrian. Burial was in Crescent Hill cemetery, Adrian.

WILSON, Royce Reynold Sr.
1924-2005
Crescent Hill Cemetery, Adrian, Bates Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, May 16 2005 - Royce Reynold Wilson Sr., 80, Adrian, formerly of Kansas City, died Thursday, May 12, 2005, at Adrian Manor Nursing Home. Funeral services were held Monday, May 16, at Atkinson Chapel, Adrian. Burial was in Crescent Hill Cemetery, Adrian. He was born June 18, 1924, in Deepwater, one of 10 children born to Loren George and Esther Pauline (Driscoll) Wilson. He married Leota Marie Scott July 2, 1942. The family lived in Kansas City most of their 62 years of married life. When he became ill, he moved to Adrian Manor. He accepted the Lord as his Savior April 25, 1976, and was baptized May 9, 1976, at the Marlborough Baptist Church, Kansas City, where he was a member. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife of 62 years, Leota; one son, Roy Lee Wilson Sr.; two granddaughters, Cora Lee Wilson (Petie) and Elizabeth Marie Cates; one son-in-law, Gene Kimble; four brothers and one sister. He is survived by one son, Royce Reynold Wilson Jr., Grandview; three daughters, Elizabeth Cates and husband Jim, Kansas City, Joyce M. Kimble, Adrian, and Emma Jo Leach and her husband John, lee's Summit; 12 grandchildren, Roy Lee Wilson Jr., Kim Howell, James Cates, Rachel, Patricia and Joshua Cates, Wilber, Lisa and Timothy Engelhardt, Randy, Johnny, Christine and Patrick Leach; 23 great-grandchildren and one on the way; two brothers, Manford Wilson, Portland, Oregon, and Perry Wilson, St. Louis; two sisters, Connie Taylor and her husband Jim, Butler, and Emma Jo Bledsoe, Deepwater, and many nephews, nieces and friends.

WILSON, Safrona CHITWOOD
1824-1901
Carrsville Cemetery, Big Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Henry County Democrat, January 2, 1902 - Mrs. Wilson, living on the McKinney farm southwest of town, died yesterday and buried today in the cemetery at Carrsville. - Henry County Republican, January 3, 1902 - Mrs. Andy Wilson, living a short distance southeast of Clinton, died Sunday of consumption and was buried Monday in the Carrsville cemetery. She was about 80 years of age. - (CC Note: Tombstone at Carrsville Cemetery: WILSON, Andrew - Apr 20 1823 - Nov 27 1912; his wife Safrona - Feb 8 1824 - Dec 28 1901) - (Submitter Note: Sophronia was born Feb 8 1825, Campbell Co, TN, and died Dec 28 1901) Not sure which dates are correct.

WILSON, Shirley Ann GOODWIN
1939-2007
Antioch Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Mar 9 2007 - Shirley Ann Wilson, age 67 of Clinton, Missouri passed away Tuesday, February 6, 2007 at St. Joseph Hosptial, Kansas City, Missouri. Funeral services will be Monday, February 12, 2007 at Vansant-Mills Chapel Clinton with burial in Antioch Cemetery, Clinton. Shirley was born near Lewis Station, Missouri. She was a C. M. A. for the Grand Villa's of Clinton. She was a member of the Solid Rock Baptist Church, Clinton. She is survived be seven children, Marlan Wilson of Clinton, Missouri, Rodney Wilson of Vista, California, Douglas Wilson of Clinton, Sylvia Day of Clinton, Sonya Wilson of Belton, Missouri, Sheila Wilson of Grandview, Missouri and Stephanie Wilson of Clinton as well as the father of her children, Kermit Wilson of Clinton; three brothers, Wallace Goodwin of Kansas City, Missouri, Leroy Goodwin of Clinton and Eldridge Goodwin of Springfield, Missouri; two sisters, Hattie Shockley and Thelma Goodwin, both of Clinton and ten grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

WILSON, Steven R.
1954-2001
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Sep 17 2001 - Steven R. Wilson, 47, Windsor, died Saturday morning, September 15, 2001, at his home in Windsor. He was born September 8, 1954, in Hiland, Kansas, the son of Roy Dow Wilson and Zella Marie (Hathhorn) Jones. On April 23, 1983, in St. Joseph, he married Patty A. Howe, who survives of the home. He was a former chief of police in Windsor. He also served as chief of police at King City, as a Holt County deputy sheriff and the Holt County coroner. He was also pastor at Calvary Apolostolic Christian Church in Forest City from 1989 to 1994. He was currently working as a security officer at Health Midwest Hospital, Lee's Summit. He was a member of the Windsor Assembly of God Church. In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Sherry C. Wilson, St. Joseph and Stephanie Wilson, Kansas City; a stepson, Chris Peterson, Germantown, Maryland; one grandson, Caleb; a granddaughter; a brother, Creighton Wilson, Vancouver, British Columbia. He was preceded in death by a granddaughter. Funeral services will be Thursday, September 20, at the Windsor Assembly of God Church. Graveside services will be at Memorial Park Cemetery, St. Joseph, on Thursday.

WILSON, Susan Cassandra BRUCE
1844-1934
Montrose Cemetery, Montrose, Deepwater Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Eye - Mrs. Joseph H. Wilson Dies - Death Followed an Attack of Pneumonia Which Left Her Weakened - The earthly journey of Mrs. Joseph H. Wilson came to a close Monday at 4 p.m. at her home west of Montrose. She had been in failing health for the past three months since she had an attack of pneumonia and was unable to regain her strength. Susan Cassandra Bruce, a daughter of Simeon C. and Zerilda Catherine (Browning) Bruce of St. Clair county, was born November 4, 1844, being 89 years old her last birthday. She was united in marriage to Joseph H. Wilson in St. Clair county, November 8, 1866. A neighbor, Jim Teays, brought the newlyweds in a buggy to the home of the bridegroom's parents, Mr. and Mrs. James Ramsey Wilson, who lived about six miles north of the present Wilson home. Mrs. Wilson was a beautiful girl, and Joseph H. Wilson, who had served in the Confederate army was a tall, stalwart young man who had participated in a number of battles. In November, 1868, they moved to a farm on Round Prairie, Bates county, where they resided until the spring of 1876, when they came again to Henry county and settled upon the old home place of the family in Deepwater township. In 1888 they moved to Appleton City, and in the spring of 1889 moved to their present home near Montrose. This is one of the most picturesque and attractive places in Henry county with a handsome brick residence surrounded by beautiful shade trees and shrubbery, occupying a commanding site at the top of a gently rising knoll or hill which affords a view of the surrounding country for many miles, a view which is unsurpassed for magnificence and beauty. Mrs. Wilson's husband organized the firm of J. H. Wilson and Brothers in 1876, and during all these years he has managed the Wilson estate, which has been kept intact and farmed for the benefit and to the great profit of every member of the family, although each has his individual holdings aside from the estate. Mr. Wilson is owner of four hundred acres of land, and the business of Wilson Brothers has been so managed for over forty years that they have never been sued nor have they ever sued. Mr. Wilson is said to be the best authority upon genealogy of the families living in this section of the country. Both Mr. and Mrs. Wilson were members of the M. E. Church south, of Montrose, where Mr. Wilson served as a steward for many years and also was superintendent of the Sunday School for 26 years. Mrs. Wilson was also a teacher in the Sunday School many years ago, and she and her husband worked hand in hand to raise a fine Christian family and to work for the Master in His church, giving to the cause regularly also to the building of the present edifice in Montrose to the pint of sacrifice. Mr. Wilson attributed much of his success in life to the faithful and loving counsel and assistance of his wife, whom he had invariably consulted regarding his business transactions. The Wilson home was known for its hospitality and the sweet spirit of its mistress, Mrs. Wilson. Until the last few years she was active in community leadership and that of her church. Her life was a sermon in itself, everyday being a testimony to her belief in the Master. She is survived by her beloved husband, and the following children: Everett Wilson, St. Louis, Mrs. Ben Lampkin, of Appleton City; Mrs. Will Lampkin, North Powder, Ore.; Bruce Wilson, Kansas City; Mrs. Kate Stewart, Jim and Walter Wilson of the home. There is one grandchild, Eugene Lampkin, of Appleton City. She was the mother of 12 children, the other five having passed into eternity. The funeral was conducted at the Methodist Church in Montrose Tuesday. Burial was in Montrose Cemetery.

WILSON, Susan E. EVERETT
1811-1875
St. Louis Christian Advocate, Abstract of Obituary, Jun 9 1875 - Susan E. Wilson, dau of Col. John & Sarah Everett, and wife of our excellent citizen, James R. Wilson, died at the family residence in Henry Co., Mo., Feb 23, 1875. Sister W. was born in Cabel Co., Va., Oct 20, 1811. A dau, Mary E., is the wife of Rev. J. H. Houx.

WILSON, Ted O.
1945-2011
Ted O. Wilson, 66 of Holden, Missouri passed away Saturday, February 19, 2011 at his residence. Ted was born December 1, 1945 in Kansas City, Missouri, son of Owen and Ina May (Fowler) Wilson. He graduated from high school in Clinton and attended the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg. He was united in marriage to Betty Louise Akers on January 1, 1965 in Kansas City. The couple resided in Buckner, Missouri for 20 years. During this time, Ted was employed with Alton Packaging in Blue Springs and was also a member of the Buckner Volunteer Fire Department. For the past 15 years, the couple had made their home on their acreage north of Holden. Ted did security work for Nelson-Atkins Museum in Kansas City for five years. More recently, He was manager of security and operations at Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art. His hobbies included rock collecting and doing silversmith work. Survivors include his wife, Betty of the home; three grandchildren: Kimberly Dawn Wilson, and her children, Koda, Henry, Oscar and Lorenzo, all of Chico, California; Christopher Allen Wilson of Holden; and Gabriella Mercedes Wilson of Orriville, California. He was preceded in death by both parents; a son, Christopher Owen Wilson on September 25, 2010; and grandparents: Maidens and Nancy Ellen (Hostin) Fowler; and Ed and Elizabeth (Osbourne) Wilson. The family will receive friends on Wednesday, February 23, 2011 at Williams Funeral Chapel in Holden. There will be private graveside services held at a later date.

WILSON, Thomas Phillip
1821-1910
Montrose Cemetery, Montrose, Deepwater Twp, Henry Co, MO
Montrose, Henry Co, MO - Thomas P. Wilson was born in Hunterdon County, New Jersey Sept. 2, 1821, died in this city July 14, 1910, aged 88 years, 10 months and 12 days. He was married to Sarah E. Quick Sept. 30, 1845, to this union was born seven children, all living except one. The surviving children are: Mrs. Mary A. Johnston, living near Montrose, Mrs. Josephine L. Marshall, of Cordova, Illinois, Mrs. Amanda V. Burr, of Chicago, Ill., Mrs. Emma L. Woodworth [Woodward], of Dalton, Neb., G. H. Wilson and Mrs. Sarah E. Holstein of St. Louis. Mr. Wilson moved from New Jersey to Illinois in 1855 and from there to Henry County, Missouri in 1868 where he lived on his fam west of Montrose until a little more than a year ago when his age compelled him to give up work on the farm, which he sold and moved into this city. He was converted and joined the Methodist Church when a young man and was licensed as an exhorter. He was an earnest faithful worker in his Master's vineyard, until the infirmities of age compelled him to desist. He patiently waited the coming of the reaper with an unshaken faith in Him who is able to save to the uppermost all who come unto Him. A good man, after a long term of service in good works has entered into his reward. There was a great crowd of old friends and neighbors attended the services at the church and followed the remains to its last resting place in the beautiful cemetery west of the city.

WILSON, Timothy R.
1970-2008
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 14 2008 - Timothy R. Wilson, 37, Laurie, died unexpectedly on Wednesday April 9. He will be cremated. A memorial gathering was held on Sunday, April 13, at Royer Funeral Home, Oak Grove. Tim was born on Nov. 24, 1970, in Independence, the son of Norman and Gloria Wilson. His parents and three brothers preceded him in death. He married Davina Dawn Barnett on July 12, 1997. Tim had been the bass guitarist for the Black Water Union Band. He was a loving husband and father. He is survived by his wife Davina; son Dylan, and daughter Mandalynn, all of the home.

WILSON, Wanda June CHURCH
1925-2016
Englewood Cemetery (W), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO Jul 18 2016 - Wanda June Wilson, 90, Clinton, died Saturday morning, July 16, 2016, at University Hospital in Columbia. She was born in Clinton on July 17, 1925, the daughter of Wade Carlton Church and Blanche Mae (Murphy) Church. Wanda owned and operated the Deluxe Cafe, worked for Farmers Insurance and Real Estate, Gold Note Music Store, was the Deputy Circuit Clerk for Henry County, managed Montgomery Ward stores in Clinton, Camdenton and Fulton, and finally was the original and longtime manager of Kenton Place Apartments. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church and attended Northeast Baptist Church, both of Clinton. Wanda was also a member of Clinton Country Club. Her hobbies included golfing, playing cards and dominoes, cooking, sewing, collecting and trading antiques, dancing and playing ragtime piano music. She was an avid Kansas City Royals fan. Surviving are three sons, Bob Wilson and wife, Linda, Clinton, Bill Wilson and wife, Brenda, Quartzsite, Arizona, and Gary Wilson, Clinton; three daughters, Marlene Keyes and husband. Mike, Holts Summit, Denise Lee and husband, Richard, Holts Summit, and Glenna Lawson, Clinton; 12 grandchildren, Dianna, Danny, Shana, Matia, Briana, MaCae, Jeremy, Shawn, Mandy, Chris, Josh and Jeff; 21 great-grandchildren; one brother, Norman Church and wife, Irene, Clinton, and numerous special nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents and three brothers, Babe Church, Jack Church and Julian Church. Funeral services will be Wednesday, July 20, at the First Baptist Church, Clinton. Burial will be in Englewood Cemetery.

WILSON, Wayne T.
1915-1998
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 9 1998 - Wayne T. Wilson, 82, Archie, died Tuesday, April 7, 1998, at his home in Archie. Funeral services will be Friday, April 10, at Atkinson Chapel, Harrisonville. Burial will be in Freeman Cemetery. He was preceded in death by his wife Ardith Jean (Hanna) Wilson on June 18, 1973. survivors include three sons, Darrell W. Wilson, Freeman, Ronald L. Wilson, Omaha, Nebraska, and Carl Wilson, Kansas City, Kansas; one daughter Sherry Foreman, Harrisonville; 12 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

WILSON, Willard Lee
1923-1998
Oak Hill Cemetery, Butler, Bates Co, MO
Clinton Daily Democrat, Dec 9 1998 - Funeral services were held Monday, November 30, for Willard Lee Wilson, who grew up and attended school in Deepwater. Mr. Wilson died November 26, 1998, at Butler. Services were at the Schowengerdt Chapel in Butler and burial was in Oak Hill Cemetery. Mr. Wilson, who was 75, died at the Bates County Hospital. He was the son of Loren George and Esther Driskell Wilson of Deepwater. Mr. Wilson was a roofer and painter and later a truck driver in California. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Jerel Dean Wilson of Butler; one son Robert Ronald of Las Vegas, Nevada; three daughters, Susie Veter and husband Tom, Wichita Falls, Texas, Billie Williams and husband Dave, Butler, and Sandy Teal and husband Joe, Wichita, Kansas; six brothers, Kenneth Wilson of Butler, Norman Wilson of Clinton, Royce Wilson and wife Leota of Kansas City, Manford Wilson of Colorado, Perry Wilson of St. Louis and Dewayne Wilson of California; two sisters, Connie Taylor and husband Jim, Butler, and Emma Jo Bledsoe of Deepwater; 17 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; a son John W. Wilson on March 1, 1992, and a sister, Winifred Wilson.

WILSON, Woodrow W.
1944-2002
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Mar 6 2002 - Woodrow Wilson, 57, Clinton, died Wednesday, March 6, 2002, at his home. Among survivors is his brother, David Wilson, Clinton.

WILSON, Zella C.
1903-1994
Clinton Daily Democrat - Word was received of the death of Mrs. Alva (Zella) Wilson, Monday, January 17, of Greeley, Colorado. Nieces of Mrs. Wilson are Geraldine Bryant, Maxine McClendon and Bernice Brown, all of Clinton. Funeral services will be at Hillside Baptist Church in Greeley, Colorado. Mr. and Mrs. Alva Wilson were brother and sister-in-law of the late Mr. and Mrs. Beacha Wilson.

WILT, Donald Dean
1935-2005
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Dec 7 2005 - Donald Dean Wilt, 70, died Friday, December 2, 2005. Memorial services will be Friday, December 9, at Missouri Veterans Cemetery. He was born June 25, 1935, in Macon County, son of Roy D. and Reba Christianson Wilt. He was a miner with Peabody Coal Company. Preceding him in death were his parents and twin sister, Doris Jean Neville. Survivors include one son Gregory dean Wilt; one daughter, Donna Jean Grimshaw; one brother Charles Wilt; two sisters Hazelle M. Hawkins and Dee Ann Bradley.

WILTZ, Donald F.
1928-2010
Freeman Cemetery, Freeman, Cass Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, May 18 2010 - Donald F. Wiltz, age 81, of Cleveland, MO died May 16, 2010 at Western Missouri Medical Center, Warrensburg, MO. He was born December 22, 1928 at Sabetha, KS the son of William and Susan Minnie (Dix) Wiltz. He was united in marriage to Vesta June Swearingen on May 4, 1951 at Savannah, MO. She preceded him in death on Dec. 22, 1986. He later married Leona Vanwinkle. Donald worked for the Missouri Highway Department for 37 years as a maintenance foreman before retiring in 1990. He served in the United States Army for 2 years in Germany during the Korean War as a medic. He enjoyed camping, fishing and working on the farm and was a member of the American Legion Post #371, Urich, MO. He was also preceded in death by his parents, 2 sisters, (infant) Lila Wiltz and Opal Polsgrove and 1 brother Lewis Wiltz. Survivors include his wife Leona, of 18 years, Son, Roger F. Wiltz, Westline, MO; 2 brothers, Clarence Wiltz & wife Helen, Urich, MO and Leroy Wiltz, Maryville, MO; brother-in-law Charles Postgrove, Amazonia, MO, and many nieces and nephews. Funeral service will be held Wednesday, May 19, 2010 at Penwell Gabel Louisburg Chapel. Burial with Military Honors will be in the Freeman Cemetery, Freeman, MO.

WIMER, Marvin Eugene "Buck"
1933-2005
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Aug 8 2005 - Marvin "Buck" Eugene Wimer, 71, Windsor, ascended into his eternal home Saturday, July 30, 2005. He was born October 20, 1933, in Rural Pettis County, the son of Lee C. and Mary F. (Welch) Wimer. He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers, Bob, Charles and don Wimer. He leaves a wife and beloved partner, Myrene, of 47 years; a son Johnathan Wimer and his partner David Oakley, Mayetta, Kansas; a daughter Renae Wimer-Ruoff and her husband Ron, Olathe, Kansas; two granddaughters, Emily and Allie Ruoff, both of Olathe, Kansas; three brothers, Harry Wimer, Branson, Leroy Wimer, Sedalia, and Loyd "Vic" Wimer, Spanaway, Washington, and a sister Mary Frances "Marty" Hood, Springfield, and their families. He was a staff sergeant in the United States Air Force during the Korean War. He received a BS degree in horticulture and animal husbandry from Kansas State University. He retired in 1995 from the Topeka Public Golf Course as assistant superintendent, having been employed with the parks department for over 25 years. He was a loving son, husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend. A quiet man, he always had a smile and a kind twinkle in his eye. He loved horses and was a true cowboy at heart. A devout reader of the bible, he devoted his life to living his faith. His memory will forever be treasured in our hearts. To honor him, a celebration of life was held Monday, August 8, at Immanuel Lutheran Church, located in rural Lincoln on Schnakenberg Avenue.

WINANS, David William "Bill"
1949-2003
Maplewood & Brownington Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jun 17 2003 - David William "Bill" Winans, 54, Deepwater, died Saturday, June 14, 2003, at his home. Graveside services will be held Wednesday, June 18, 10 a.m., at Maplewood Cemetery. He is survived by his wife, Janice, of the home; one son, David Lee Winans Sellars and wife Cathy, Clinton; two daughters, Brandy Winans-King and Amanda Lee Winans of the home; one grandson, Dusty DeVasher; one brother, Jimmy Lee Winans, St. Joseph, and an aunt, Joanne Lawson, Gower.

WINANS, Janice RENEER
1953-2010
Maplewood & Brownington Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
Janice R. Winans, 56, of Deepwater, Missouri, died Sunday afternoon, January 3, 2010, at her home in Deepwater. She was born August 27, 1953, in Biloxi, Mississippi, the daughter of Dr. Everett Vincent Reneer and Eula Lee (Brown) Reneer. On April 3, 1973 she married David William Winans and he preceded her in death on June 13, 2003. Janice worked as a RN at the Sac-Osage Hospital, Osceola, Mo. She was the former Director of Nursing for Truman Lake Manor in Lowry City, Mo. She had also worked as an RN at the Westwood Nursing Home and the Golden Valley Memorial Hospital, both in Clinton, Mo., and the Biloxi Regional Medical Center, Biloxi, Ms. In addition to her love for animals, she collected and sold antiques. Survivors include 2 daughters, Brandy R. Winans-King, Brownington, Mo.; and Amanda L. Winans, Deepwater, Mo.; a grandson, Logan B. King; 2 brothers, Russell Reneer and his wife Barbara, Biloxi, Ms., and Bernal Reneer and his wife Mary, San Antonio, Texas. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents. Funeral services will be Thursday, January 7, 2010 at the Bradley & Hadley Funeral Home, Clinton. Burial will be in the Maplewood Cemetery, Brownington, Mo.

WINDSOR, Elsie WALKER BURCH
1902-2002
Grant Cemetery, Creighton, Cass Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Dec 5 2002 - Elsie Walker Birch Windsor, longtime educator and music director, was born October 20, 1902, near Creighton, the daughter of Warren Stanley and Minnie Flora (Brumley) Walker. She departed this life Wednesday, November 27, 2002, at Camden Health Center, Harrisonville, at the age of 100 years, one month and seven days. Elsie was united in marriage to Christopher Birch and later to Edward Windsor on February 11, 1971. Elsie attended Greasy School and Creighton Elementary School. She did her high school work at Cottey College and graduated in piano. Elsie attended the Springfield State Teacher's College for two years then went two Warrensburg and received her degree from Central Missouri State Teachers College. After that she did her graduate work at the University of Missouri, Columbia. She taught a number of years, doing most of her teaching in St. Louis, Iowa and Archie High School. After the death of her father in 1951, Elsie returned to Creighton and lived on the family farm, which had been in the family 100 years and continued the registered Hereford operation started by her father in 1940. During this period she taught music at Archie High School for 15 years, where her students excelled in state music contests. After that she taught at the Cass R-8 Schools in Creighton for five and one-half years, then retired in 1971. Elsie was a member of the Creighton Christian Church and was church organist and a member of the Christian Women's Fellowship. She was a charter member of the Creighton Saturday club and a member of the Missouri Federated Women's Club, the Jolly Homemakers Extension Club, the Creighton Republican Women's Club, Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), Harrisonville, and the Missouri Retired Teachers Association. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Christopher Birch, and her second husband, Edward Windsor. She is survive by two stepsons, Eddie Windsor and wife Carol and David Windsor and wife Kay, all of Overland Park, Kansas; one cousin, Madeline Crawford, Creighton; other relatives and many friends. Funeral services were Monday, December 2, at Dickey Funeral Home, Garden City. Burial was in Grant Cemetery, near Creighton.

WINFREE, Gertrude OVERSHINER
abt 1868-1938
Clinton MO - Claud Renfro, night clerk at the Cozart Hotel, received a message Monday that his aunt, Mrs. W. W. Winfree, had died that morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Barnes Shrewsberry, in Elks Falls, Kans. She had been in failing health for some time. Deceased was about 70 years of age and spent much of her life in Clinton. Her maiden name was Miss Gertrude Overshiner. She is survived by two daughters by her first marriage, Mrs. Shrewsberry, and Miss Ruth Ebbs who has charge of the music of the Christian Science church in Boston, Mass. Miss Ebbs was a vocalist of note while she lived in Clinton. During young womanhood, deceased was a member of the Methodist church but had been a Christian Scientist of recent years. Mrs. Winfree, before her marriage, was employed on several newspapers, including a short period on the Clinton Eye. She had a brilliant mind, was an interesting conversationalist and wrote in a terse, cryptic style. After the death of her first husband, Mr. Ebbs, she married Mr. Winfree and assisted him in running the Commercial Hotel in Osceola. Later they bought the Cozart Hotel which they operated for eight years, during which time it was one of the best hotels in this section of Missouri. After they sold their hotel interests in Clinton,. they moved to California, where they operated a hotel in Venice, a suburb of Los Angeles, for several years, then bought apartment houses which lead to their financial independence and she kept these until last year when the encroachment of aid age made it difficult to tend to all the business connected with them. So sold the apartment houses and moved to the home of her daughter in Elks Falls, where the funeral was held Tuesday afternoon.

WINKLE, Bryant C.
abt 1904-1975
Attica Cemetery, Attica, Harper Co, KS
Bryant C. Winkle, 71, formerly of Windsor, died October 12, 1975, at the Methodist Medical Center in St. Joseph, MO. Mr. Winkle was an antique dealer in Windsor for about 20 years. Funeral services were held at Mierhoffer-Fleeman Funeral Home in St. Joseph. He was buried in Attica City Cemetery at Attica, KS.

WINKLER, Bessie Marie ORFIELD
1914-2000
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Daily Democrat, May 4 2000 - Bessie Marie Winkler of Gladstone died Thursday, April 27, 2000, at Woodbine Nursing Home, Gladstone, at the age of 85 years. Mrs. Winkler was born August 31, 1914, in Colorado, the daughter of John and Maggie Orfield. She was married August 19, 1931, to Claude Winkler who preceded her in death. To this union, one daughter, Ruby, was born. Most of her life was spent in the Clinton area. Because of health problems she recently had spent time in assisted living and nursing home facilities in the Kansas City area near her family. She was a member of the good Hope Baptist Church. A talented person, she enjoyed sewing, making crafts, artwork, playing cards with friends, gardening and cooking. Before her husband died, they thoroughly enjoyed fishing. Along with her parents and husband, she is preceded in death by brothers, Lloyd Orfield, Floyd Orfield, Preston Orfield and sisters Ollie Hodgens and Maude Fox. Survivors include daughter Ruby E. Sell and husband Derrell, Kansas City; grandchildren, Kendall sell and wife Sharon, Raytown, Caryl Reddick and husband Roger, Independence, Scott Sell and wife Dinah, Jennifer Taylor and husband Roger, all of Kansas City; seven great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren; sister Sylvia Winkler; brother Roosevelt Orfield, both of Clinton, along with a host of relatives and friends. Funeral services were held at Consalus Funeral Home, Clinton, Sunday, April 30. Burial was in Clinton Memory Gardens.

WINKLER, Harry Otto
1886-1937
Norris Cemetery, Big Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Harry Winkler, long a resident of the Hartwell neighborhood, was called to his final sleep at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday, after years of sickness and several weeks of being bedfast. Patient and resigned in facing the malady that slowly destroyed his body, but not his spirit, he suffered quietly and passed easily. Harry Winkler was born March 7, 1886, at Clinton. As a youth he became a resident of the Hartwell community, where he was living at the time of his death, his last home being a half mile southeast of Hartwell on Highway 35. Mr. Winkler and Mrs. Ollie Orfield of east of Clinton were married about 15 years ago and she survives, also his son, Claude Winkler, who lives on the adjoining farm; his mother, Mrs. Maglen Winkler, whose grandson lives with her a half mile north of 35, and a half mile east of Hartwell; a brother, Will Winkler, a mile east of Hartwell on 35, and one sister, Mrs. Arthur Grimes of Clinton. Mr. Winkler was a good man, respected by his neighbors and friends for his honest industry and active life. He was a man of high principle whose life will be missed in his community, despite the enforced curtailment in his later life of farming and coal business which were his two occupations. Funeral services were conducted the Hartwell Baptist church Wednesday and his remains were laid to rest in the Norris cemetery. Consalus and Peck in charge. (Note: According to relative, birth month was May.)

WINKLER, Martha M. GOODRICH
1919-2004
Norris Cemetery, Big Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Oct 27 2004 - Martha M. Winkler, 85, Lincoln and formerly of Calhoun, died Tuesday morning, October 26, 2004, at Lincoln Community Nursing Home. She was born October 21, 1919, at Calhoun, the daughter of Perry Leigh Goodrich and Carrie L. (Stocking) Goodrich. On January 15, 1956, in Windsor, at the United Methodist Church, she married Chester Oliver Winkler, who died April 29, 1976. She was a homemaker and also worked as an LPN at the former Windsor Hospital in Windsor and as a private home health care nurse in the Clinton, Calhoun and Windsor area. She was a member of the Calhoun Methodist Church and was an active volunteer for the OATS Bus program for several years. She also received the Henry County Volunteer of the Year Award several times. Survivors include a twin brother, Arthur "Zeke" Goodrich, Calhoun, and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by three brothers, David, Frank and Lawrence Goodrich, and a sister Lucinda Wright. Funeral services will be Thursday, October 28, at the Calhoun Methodist Church. Burial will be at Norris Cemetery, Hartwell.

WINKLER, Sylvia L. ORFIELD
1912-2003
Norris Cemetery, Big Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jul 18 2003 - Sylvia L. Winkler, daughter of John C. and Maggie Lena Creueling Orfield, was born May 22, 1912, in Iowa and died July 3, 2003 at Westwood Nursing Center, Clinton. She was a member of the Allen Street Baptist Church, Clinton, the Hartwell Sewing Club and was a former writer of the Hartwell News for the Clinton Eye. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Walphia O. Winkler; two sons, Harold Winkler and John Winkler; one grandson, one great-grandson and nine brothers and sisters. She is survived by one son, Dennis Winkler and wife, Patty, Clinton; five daughters, Velma Walden of Appleton City, Doris Graef of Harrisonville, Anna Phillips and husband, Albert, Quincy, Wanda Baker of Garland, Texas, and Barbara Siders of Belton; one brother, R. T. Orfield of Clinton, as well as 18 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at Vansant-Mills Chapel on Sunday, July 6. Burial was in the Norris Cemetery, Urich.

WINN, Roger Eugene
1943-1994
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Roger Eugene Winn was born in Deepwater on March 11, 1943. He died at his home in Clinton on May 24, 1994. He was a lifelong resident of Henry County. He attended school in Deepwater where everyone remembers him for his ability in playing basketball. He was always involved in sports and outdoor activities. As a child and young adult, he attended the Deepwater Church of the Brethren. He served for six years in the Army National Guard. On February 14, 1965, he married Judith E. Challinor to whom he was married for 29 years. They had two children, Gina and Rodney. Gina and her husband, Brian Kimzey, gave Roger two grandchildren, Amanda and Kody. Roger leaves his wife, children and grandchildren many loving and beautiful memories. As an adult, Roger attended the Northeast Baptist Church and the First Baptist Church of Clinton. He worked for Lowe Oil Co. for 30 years. He always enjoyed his work as a salesman and considered the Lowe family as his own family. He had a real love of nature and enjoyed many outdoor activities. He loved hunting, fishing, golfing and wandering through the woods on his motorcycle. He had a great knowledge of nature which he shared with his family. Roger touched many people in his lifetime and was loved by all who knew him. Two and a half years ago, he had to have a heart transplant. Five months ago he was told he had cancer. Through all of this, he never complained or asked, "Why me?" So many people say that he has been an inspiration to them in their own battles with illness. He showed great courage and faith and never failed to tell people from where his strength came. He always gave God full credit for the miracles that came his way. He often referred to the poem "Footprints". He knew in his heart that the Lord carried him through these very tough times. Roger is survived by his wife, Judy; his children, Gina Kimzey and Rodney Winn; his son-in-law, Brian Kimzey; his grandchildren, Amanda and Kody Kimzey; his mother, Maxine McClendon, and his sister, Johnnie Klimp, nieces, nephews and many friends. He was preceded in death by his father, Charles Lee Winn, and his stepfather, Melvin McClendon. Roger will be deeply missed by all who knew him. Funeral services were held at the First Baptist Church Friday, May 27. Burial was in the Clinton Memory Gardens Cemetery.

WINN, Virginia Raylene GRIFFIN FRENCH
1915-2012
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Nov 20 2012 - Virginia Raylene Winn, 97, formerly of Clinton and Calhoun, died Friday, October 19, 2012, at James River Care and Rehabilitation in Springfield. She was born June 15, 1915 in Roy, New Mexico, the daughter of Miller and Lola Mae (Gilbert) Griffin. On March 29, 1933, she was married to Fred James French at Boise City, Oklahoma. Fred died August 29, 1976. On May 27, 1982, she married Jesse Ray Winn, who died January 30, 1985. She was a member of the Calhoun United Methodist Church for 39 years. After moving to Clinton, she changed her membership to the Clinton Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). She was also preceded in death by her parents; her stepmother, Stella Griffin; three brothers; two sisters and one stepdaughter. She is survived by two sons, Roy French and wife, Dora, San Diego, California, and James French and wife, Carolyn, Springfield; stepson, Rick Winn and wife, Nancy, Windsor; two brothers, Roy Griffin of San Leandro, California, and Bob Griffin and wife, Ouita, Breckenridge, Texas; one sister, Etoile Witt of Hooker, Oklahoma; three grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild and a number of nieces and nephews; also, Jim Keffer, who was like a son and his wife, Beverly, and their family. Funeral services were held Thursday. October 25, at Vansant-Mills Chapel, Clinton. Interment was in Calhoun Cemetery.

WINSOR, W. L.
1836-1909
Englewood Cemetery (W), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton, Mar 27 1909 - W. L. Winsor peacefully went to sleep Tuesday. Last week, on Wednesday evening, he sang at the service at the Episcopal church and came home sick. He had pneumonia and his only child, Mrs. John Roberts and her husband, of Wichita Falls, Texas, arrived Friday night and, with his devoted wife, watched every breath in hopes to save the precious life. Their only son Charles, aged 12, died in 1880. Mr. Winsor was born in Providence, R.I. August 3, 1836 and moved to Minnesota before he was 21; enlisted in the 12th Iowa Regiment in the war, was taken prisoner at Ft. Donaldson, exchanged at Macon and was taken to St. Louis where, being an excellent bookkeeper, he was made chief clerk for Col. B. L. DeBonneville, Quartermaster General. He married Miss Frances A. Palmer of Minnesota on April 16, 1863. They returned to St. Louis and remained until the close of the war, then they returned to Minnesota. They came to Clinton in 1869 and Mr. Winsor started a tailor shop in E. Allison's Dry Goods Store on the south side of the square. In 1887-8, he ran a grocery store with Donnie Moore but afterward went back to his trade. W. L. Winsor will always be remembered in Clinton as a rare musician, one who used his talent to make life sweeter and better. He organized Clinton's first band. The only ones now living are Anson Corey, Dolph Boyd, and Hale Montgomery. He led the Cumberland choir 30 years and always sang at every funeral and for charitable objects more than any man in Clinton. In his youth, he belonged to the Missionary Baptists but was confirmed in the Episcopal church a year ago.

WINTER, Geneva Lois PARK
1906-2006
Maplewood & Brownington Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, May 15 2006 - Geneva L. Winter, 100, Iconium community near Osceola, died Saturday, May 13, 2006, at her home. She was born near Deepwater and was a lifelong area resident. Funeral services will be Tuesday, May 16, at the Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel in Osceola. Burial will be in Maplewood Cemetery.

WINTER, Karen R.
1948-1998
Lowry City Cemetery, Lowry City, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Dec 16 1998 - Ms. Karen R. Winter, 50, Osceola, died Monday, December 14, 1998, at Sac-Osage Hospital, Osceola. She was a food service employee at the Sac-Osage Hospital. Funeral services will be Thursday, December 17, at Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel, Osceola. Burial will be in Lowry City Cemetery.

WINTER, William Lester "Bill"
1936-2012
Englewood Cemetery (W), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 24 2012 - William Lester Winter was born January 19, 1936, in Lowry City, to William N. Winter and Anna A. (Drake) Winter. He died March 21, 2012, at Golden Valley Memorial Hospital, Clinton. On June 4, 1955, Bill was united in marriage to Bonnie (Briggs) Winter in Clinton. Three sons were born to this union, Keith Winter in August 1960, Kent Winter in July 1964 and Brent Winter in June 1969. Bill retired from Talley Amusement where he had worked for over 50 years. He was in the national Guard unit in Clinton, a member of First Baptist Church, Clinton, Clinton Elks Lodge, Clinton Sunrise Optimists and Deepwater Tractor Pullers. Bill's pride and joy were his five grandchildren, Jacqueline Winter, Mallory Stringer, Janelle Winter, Casey Winter and Zachary Winter. Bill loved to fish and went as often as he could. He also loved to go to Square 109 each morning for breakfast to see all his buddies. He is survived by his wife, Bonnie of the home, and his children, Keith Winter and wife, Barbara, Clinton, Kent Winter and wife, Mary, Deepwater, and Brent Winter and wife, Heather, Clinton, and five grandchildren. He is also survived by his sister, Mary Ann Cauthon and husband, R.T., Clinton; brother, Wesley Winter of Independence; brother, Kenneth Winter and wife, Billie, San Antonio, Texas, and sister, Linda Brooks and husband, Bob, Clinton, as well as an extended family of nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Monday, March 26, at First Baptist Church, Clinton. Interment was in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

WINTERS, Lillian DENNEY
1916-2000
Englewood Cemetery (W), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Kansas City Star, Feb 24 2000 - Lillian Denney Winters, 83, of Kansas City (Clay Co.), passed away Tuesday, February 22, 2000, at her home. Services will be Friday, February 25, at Grace United Presbyterian Church, 811 Benton, Kansas City, MO. Graveside services will be Saturday, in the Englewood Cemetery, Clinton, MO. Lillian was born in Lowery City, MO. She worked as a secretary for the Gunite Corp. She was a very active member of her church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harry, in 1977. She is survived by loving cousins and friends. (Arrangements: C. H. Blackman & Son)

WINZENRIED, Charles
1843-1931
Laurel Oak Cemetery (W), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Windsor Review, Windsor MO, Apr 23 1931 - Charles Winzenried was born in Belp, Switzerland, in 1843, and died in Windsor April 18, 1931 at the age of 88 years. He came to America with his parents in 1851, and settled in Ohio, later coming to Miller county, Mo., and then into this community in 1876. He came to Windsor in 1903. He always lived with his father or his brother, Sam Winzenried. Aside from his brother he leaves a sister, Mrs. Ruefly, of Idaho Falls, Idaho, and many nephews and nieces. He was a good man, very industrious, neighborly, and was blessed with good health. For thirty years previously to his last sickness, he had not felt the need for any medicine. Funeral services were conducted in the home of Sam Winzenried on East Florence street, by Rev. G. E. Hargis, pastor of the local Methodist church, Sunday afternoon at 2:30 and his body was laid to rest in Laurel Oak Cemetery.

WIRSIG, Hallie Mae HINSON McVEY HOBBS
1882-1970
Maplewood & Brownington Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
Hallie Mae McVey Wirsig was born April 13, 1882 at Brownington, Missouri and passed away March 26, 1970 in Clinton, Missouri. Funeral services were Saturday, March 28, at the Sickman-Dunning Chapel in Clinton. Interment was in Maplewood Cemetery, Brownington.

WIRSIG, Mattie TALLY
1908-1999
Englewood Cemetery (W), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Kansas City Star Oct 19 1999 - Mattie Wirsig, age 91, of Clinton, MO, passed away Sunday, October 17, 1999, at Golden Valley Memorial Hospital, Clinton, MO. Funeral services will be Wednesday, October 20, 1999, at First Baptist Church, Clinton, with burial in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton. Mattie was born in Valhalla, MO, and has lived in Clinton since 1966. She was married to Leo H. Wirsig on December 24, 1930, and to this union five children were born. She was a member of the First Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Leo H. Wirsig, and one son, Lyle Dean Wirsig, and one brother, Glenister Tally. She is survived by four children, Mina Dell Smith and husband, Don of Clinton, Eugene H. Wirsig and wife, Barbara of Deepwater, MO, Ruth Ann Roth of Kansas City, MO, and Dixie L. Atchison and husband, Gerald of Clinton; one sister, Fern Clark and husband, Allen of Clinton, MO; and one brother, Edwin Tally and wife, Irene of St. Cloud, FL, as well as eight grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

WIRSIG, Ruby Joyce EVERSOLE
1935-1990
Englewood Cemetery (W), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Mrs. Ruby Joyce Wirsig, 54, route one, Deepwater, died Monday March 19, 1990, at Research Medical Center in Kansas City. She was born in Brownington and was a lifelong Henry County resident.  She was the District Clerk for the Henry County Soil and Water Conservation District for 15 years.   She was a member of the Deepwater Presbyterian Church.  She is survived by her husband, Donald Wirsig of the home; one son, Brent Wirsig of Deepwater; one daughter, Beth Breshears of Springfield; one brother Robert Eversole of Deepwater; one sister, Dixie Scott of Clinton, as well as three grandchildren, Chad Wirsig, Kellie Wirsig and Trevor Wirsig, all of Deepwater.  Funeral services will be Wednesday at the Deepwater Presbyterian Church, with burial in Englewood.

WIRTH, George A.
1869-1936
Maplewood & Brownington Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, June 1936 - George Wirth, who had been in the hospital in Springfield a month, died there Monday evening from complications. George Wirth was born some 70 years ago in Clinton, the oldest son of Mr. and Mrs. C. Wirth, and was reared in the Brownington neighborhood where he made his home of late years. He was a brakeman on the main line of the Frisco out of Kansas City for 30 years and for about the past 12 years made his home on the farm of his brother Peck Wirth, at Brownington, where their sister, Mrs. L. Adkins made the home for them. Mr. Wirth is survived by three brothers, Peck, of the Brownington farm; Julius of San Bernardino, Calif.; Charley of San Luis Obispo, Calif., and two sisters, Mrs. Adkins of the home and Mrs. E. C. Vogelbaugh of Green Ridge, Mo. He is remembered by those who knew him as a good and kindly man who was a lover of his farm home, a good judge of stock, and interested in the orchards and fields. He got unlimited enjoyment from hunting and fishing and in simple tastes found full pleasure in life. The funeral services were conducted Thursday afternoon at the Wirth farm, three-fourths mile north of Brownington and the remains will be laid to rest in the Brownington Cemetery.

WISDOM, Ferrel Fay
1914-1991
Englewood Cemetery (W), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Ferrel Fay Wisdom, 77, Chilhowee, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 6, 1991, at the Golden Valley Memorial Hospital in Clinton. He was born July 1, 1914, near Norris in Henry County, the son of Charles A. and Mary Maude Nease Wisdom. He was a lifelong resident of Henry and Johnson Counties, and had worked as a truck driver for Park Seed Company in Holden for 15 years. He was a groundskeeper at Central Missouri State University, retiring in 1979. He was a member of the Chilhowee Baptist Church. On March 8, 1941, he married Rose Ethel Seaton at Chilhowee. Survivors include his wife, Ethel of the home, and a twin sister, Freida Sewell of Edmonds, Washington, and several beloved nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Hobert and Vernon Wisdom and two sisters, Violet Wisdom and Gladys Daniel. Funeral services were held Friday, August 9, at the Ward Funeral Home in Chilhowee. Burial was in the Englewood Cemetery in Clinton.

WISDOM, Rose Ethel SEATON
1918-2003
Englewood Cemetery (W), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Dec 30 2003 - Rose Ethel Wisdom, 85, Chilhowee, formerly of Holden, died Monday, December 29, 2003, at Westwood Care Center in Clinton. She was born July 10, 1918 in Henry County, the daughter of Fred B. Seaton and Lizzie Huenefeldt Seaton. Her mother died when she was an infant and she was reared by her grandparents, J. M. and Sally Seaton. On March 8, 1941, in Chilhowee she married Ferrel Fay Wisdom, who died August 6, 1991. They made their home on the Benezette Farm south of Norris. Later they moved to Norris, Malta Bend and finally to Holden where she was employed by Powell's Grocery. She also worked at the Harrisonville Hospital. She and her husband moved to Chilhowee in 1970 where she lived until entering Westwood Care Center in April 2002. She was a member of Chilhowee Baptist Church. Survivors include two brothers, Fred B. Seaton, Jr., Cypress, Texas, and Robert Seaton, Green Valley, Arizona; three sisters, Elinore Campbell, Chilhowee, Freda Wilson, Raton, New Mexico, and Josephine Jacob, Neenah, Wisconsin, as well as many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her father, Fred B. Seaton; her stepmother, Dorothy Seaton; one brother, Joseph Seaton; two sisters, Genevieve Stenislaus and Laura Jenkins. Funeral services will be Friday, January 2, 2004, at Chilhowee Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

WISDOM, Violet Faye AKERS
1935-2009
Englewood Cemetery (W), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Violet F. Wisdom, age 74 of Wellington, Missouri passed away Sunday, April 12, 2009 at Lexington Care Center, Lexington, Missouri. Funeral services will be Wednesday, April 15, 2009 at Vansant-Mills Chapel, Clinton, Missouri with burial in the Englewood Cemetery, Clinton. Violet was born in Brighton, Missouri. She was married to Eugene E. Wisdom who preceded her in death on March 10, 1992. She was also preceded in death by her parents, Harriett Francis and Stella Blanch (Greenfield) Akers; one son, Michael Kraft; two sisters, Suvon O'Banion and Mae Witherspoon and two brothers, Robert Akers and George Akers. She is survived by five sons, Melvin Lee (Donna) Kraft of Belton, George Richard Kraft, Norman Eugene (Nancy) Wisdom of Lexington, Missouri, Kenneth Ray (Shelley) Wisdom of Clinton, Missouri and Chuck (Amy) Wisdom of Pleasant Hill, Missouri; one daughter, Ruth Umphfrey and husband, David of Wellington, Missouri; one brother, Kenneth Francis Akers of Independence, Missouri as well as twenty grandchildren, sixteen great grandchildren and three great great grandchildren.

WISE, Theresa Jane COPPAGE COLLINS ANDERSON
1839-1931
Hickory Grove Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Mrs. Frank Wise, the first white child born in Clinton, where the J. L. Goss Clothing Store now stands on the north side of the square, died Monday morning at her home, 14 miles northeast of Clinton at 9 o'clock. Lacking twenty days of being 92 years of age, Mrs. Wise never became bedfast until last Friday when neuralgia of the heart and uraemic poison became acute and she lost all consciousness. Her husband, nieces and a skilled physician kept constant watch and hoped and prayed she might be spared. Theresa Jane Coppage was born February 22nd, 1839, and was the first child of William and Nancy Coppage. Aunt Jane professed religion and joined the Methodist church at Hickory Grove in 1874, under the ministry of Rev. John A. Murphy and in this church her life was spent. She was united in marriage to McDonald Collins, October 19th, 1856. He died January 4th, 1880, and April the 7th, 1881 she was united in marriage to Benjamin P. Anderson, and December 21st, 1890, he was called to the home beyond. December 12th, 1892, she was united in marriage to Francis M. Wise, in which union she spent the rest of her earthly life. All of her married life was spent on the old homestead, except 13 years spent in Leeton, Johnson county. During Uncle Mack's life, early one morning, he and Aunt Jane discovered a strange basket in front of the house, in which was found a little baby girl, who was warmly received into their home, and tenderly cared for until God called her home in infancy. Then a few years later they took Eddie Eli, when a small boy, and reared him to manhood, who now resides in Heber, Calif. She is survived by her beloved husband and the following nieces and nephews: Mrs. J. F. Bronaugh, Mounds, Okla.; E. O. Bailey, Seattle, Wash.; Mrs. M. K. Bronaugh, Mrs. E. O. Crain, Mrs. C. L. Crooks and Mrs. J. E. Gilliam, all of Clinton; Mrs. W. J. Whidbee, Tulsa, Okla.; Harley Coppage, Mrs. Ida Tapley, Colorado Springs, Colo.; Rev. Oscar Coppage, Rev. Owen Coppage, Texas; C. C. Coppage, Hume, Mo.; Garnet Coppage, Nevada, Mo.; Elmo Coppage, St. Joseph, Mo.; Mrs. T. R. Whidbee and Mrs. C. B. Robins, Leeton, Missouri. The length, breadth, height and depth of Mrs. Wise's personality may be summed up in the four letters which form the word l-o-v-e, the great lever by which the heart is moved. She put "first things, first" so her love for her Master and the church and pastor at Hickory Grove were paramount. Unable to attend services the last few years, she was vitally interest in all church activities and her happiness was complete when the pastor came and partook of the dainty meal, she personally served even in her declining years. Her home was her palace, a quiet little homestead on a hallowed spot, in which she reigned queen, and governed by the spirit of her love. A heart home, where graciousness lived and contentment dwelt. As a housekeeper Mrs. Wise had a place for everything and everything was in its place so order and beauty presided and the sunshine of her smile made you welcome. A south window, filled with blooming plants, silently told you of her love for flowers. Unable to tend these flowers the artist instinct found another expression in bouquets of cedar with bright scraps of paper and a s