Camden County Obituaries
We would love to have your contributions! If no contributor is noted, the obit is from a transcription by Johnna Quick. From the Lake Sun Leader, 20 May 2005 Keith James Almeling, 39, of Lake Ozark, Mo., passed away Saturday May 14, 2005, at his home. He was born on September 19, 1965, in Jefferson City, Mo., a son of the late Roy and Muriel Linnenbringer Almeling. Keith is survived by one sister, Lois Sutton and husband, Elbert, of Lake Ozark, Mo.; one brother, Julius Almeling of Eldon, Mo.; one niece, Cassandra Sutton; one nephew, Ian Sutton; aunts, uncles, cousins and many friends. Funeral services will be held Thursday, May 19, at 11 a.m., with Rev. Doug Walters officiating. Burial will be in Lake Memorial Garden Cemetery in Osage Beach. The family will receive Wednesday evening from 6-8 p.m. at the Hedges Funeral Home. Arrangements are under the direction of the Hedges Funeral Home of Osage Beach. Contributed by Beverly Scott Kendall: Myrtle Anderson On December 4 1900, the home of Mr. And Mrs. Frank Anderson was visited by the Angel of Death, who claimed for its victim their little ten year old daughter, Myrtle. Her last illness was short, she having been at school this week before her death, and during the hours of unconsciousness when the little body was racked with pain, she repeated parts of the last lessons which she had learned at school and often called her teacher and schoolmates. At home she was a loving daughter and sister; at school she was always obedient to the rules of school and in her quiet, gentle way, won many friends. The funeral service was conducted by Rev. Creamier, at the Conway school house, December 4, in the presence of the school and a number of relatives and friends of the bereaved family. After the funeral the little body was born to the Conway Cemetery and laid to rest. From "The Reveille" early paper from Linn Creek: 26 Mar 1896 Telegram received by E. C. Avery last night announcing death of his mother, Mrs. Olive H. Avery, passed away at residence of her daughter, Mrs. J. B. French of St. Louis on 25 March. Born in Charleston, Vermont, married to the late Ephraim D. Avery in 1851, 5 children, four living. Emma, wife of J. P. Pierce in Wisconsin, Edna C. wife of J. B. French of St. Louis, Roy Avery of Versailles, Morgan Co., Mo., and C. E. Avery of Linn Creek. Mrs. Avery had lived in Linn Creek and vicinity since 1886. The Reveille 20 Apr 1882 David Bell died suddenly at residence near Linn Creek, Sat. 15th, inst. Advanced age of 74 yrs. Mr. Bell to Camden Co. in 1854 with a party among whom the cholera was raging, and according to some accounts, he buried every member of the party. He was a very large strong man, being 6 feet 8 inches in height and very muscular build. After he was 50 yrs of age he could easily walk 75 miles per day. He was a champion rifle shot and hunter. He leaves a widow and large family. From the Lake Sun Leader, 20 May 2005 Evelyn J. Bertch, 94, of Camdenton, Mo., passed away Wednesday morning, May 18, 2005, at the Windsor Estate Care Center in Camdenton, Mo. She was born on October 18, 1910, in Hinsdale, Ill., a daughter of the late Frederick and Julie Mochel Redishs. Evelyn was married on April 28, 1934, to Joseph Bertch, who preceded her in death on September 7, 1996. She was homemaker, a member of the Rebecca Lodge in Linn Creek and a Lutheran by faith. She is survived by one son, Joe Bertch of Camdenton, Mo.; three grandsons, Kenneth Caviness, Larry Caviness and Timothy Bertch; two brothers, Paul Redishs of Oak Brook, Ill., Edmond Redishs of Seattle, Wash.; and five great-grandchildren. Evelyn was also preceded in death by one daughter, Sharon Joy Caviness, three brothers and one sister. Graveside services and burial will be held Saturday May 21, at 2:00 p.m. at the Dale Blair Cemetery in Camdenton. Arrangements are under the direction of the Hedges Funeral Home of Camdenton. The Reveille 24 Aug 1899 J. D. Bilderback, born 14 Feb 1816 in New Jersey. Served as a soldier in the Mexican War (1846). A Methodist for 75 years. Married Anna Taggart of Cincinnati, Ohio. In 1869 moved to Laclede Co., Mo. Leaves 2 sons and one daughter, Mrs. J. D. Hazlewood who lives 2 miles south of Linn Creek, Mo. Died 7 Aug 1899, age 83 years 5 months and 23 days. Submitted by Donna Fisher: Published March 16, 1934 in the Reveille, Camden Co newspaper. JEFFERSON DAVIS BLOUNT Was born in Osage County, MO July 4, 1861. Died at his home near Zebra, March 10, 1934. He was 72 years, 8 months and 6 days old. He was the son of A.A. and Delia Ann Blount, pioneers of Camden County. He lived in Camden County most all his life. His wife Sarah Blount survives him with two children, Claude Blount and Ursula Brockman. There are six grandchildren and two great grandchildren. He has three living sisters Lulu Ward, Drew Alexander and Mary Harper and one brother Hiram Blount. He was a member of the Camdenton Christian Church. His funeral was conducted by J. H. Jones the pastor at Camdenton, at Harper Chapel and burial in the Harper cemetery nearby. He had many acquaintances and friends, many of whom attended the funeral. The Reveille 4 Jan 1883 Died 24 Dec 1882, in Adair township at residence of R. H. C. Elmore, David Bollinger, aged 81 years. He formerly lived in this county, but moved to Texas about 5 years ago with his brother, Joseph Bollinger. He came back to this county last fall and said his mission was to die and be buried with his family at the old Bollinger Creek Church. No children living, all dead for some time, the nearest relative being a little grandson, James Ash. Hickory County Index 12/2/1909 Uncle Josiah Bonner died at his home at Macks Creek Wednesday, Nov. 24th. He was past 70 years old. He had been married 4 times and his last wife survives him. Hickory County Index 2/13/1908 John A. Browder John A. Browder, the subject of this sketch, was born near Knoxville, Tenn., October 25th, 1827, and was united in marriage to Rose Ann Igou October 14, 1859. To this union and marriage were born three sons, Henry, who died several years ago, and John W. and Oliver M. both of whom are still living. He moved to Hickory County, Missouri, in 1860 and served during the Civil War in the federal army. He was united in a second marriage to Nancy Ann Airhart July 23rd, 1864. To this union were born 8 children, 6 of whom preceeded him to the spirit world. Those living are: Mrs. Chas. Edde of Preston, Mo., and Mrs. Albert Mabary of Missoula, Montana. Bro. Browder professed faith in Christ as his savior when young, united with the church in 1868 and at the time of his death was an esteemed member of the Freewill Baptist Church. While sitting in his room, his wife reading to him, he was stricken with paralysis of the brain January 12, which was so intense that he never regained consciousness and died January 17, 1908. After brief services being held in the home (owing to the sickness of his wife the funeral was deferred) his earthly remains were laid to rest in the Bower Chapel Cemetery January 19, to await the resurrection morn. A. B. Wilson Hickory County Index 3/26/1908 Mrs. John Byrd died at her home near Bethel camp ground the 17th inst. of pneumonia fever. She was 60 years of age and her remains were buried in Bethel Cemetery. Paper Unknown, Contributed by Shawn Blankenship: Creason, 87, service held Saturday Leland Jonathan Creason, 87, died here Thursday, March 3 and funeral services were held Saturday morning. Born Feb. 13, 1890, in Rigger, Mo., he came to Pawnee in 1935 and married Leona Duckworth at Cleveland in 1944. He was a furniture salesman and retired in 1965. He was a member of the First Baptist church. Survivors include his wife, Leona, of the home, plus 3 children: Mrs. Myrtle Bell of Springfield, Mo.; Merlvin Creason of Topeka, Kansas and Floyd Creason of Springfield. Also 6 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren and 2 step-sons - Melvin Duckworth of Marshall and Merle Duckworth of Manhattan, Ks. Plus 13 step grandchildren and a brother, Olan Creason of Roby, Mo. The Rev. Jack Owens officiated at the service at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 5, at the Poteet Funeral Chapel. Interment was in Highland cemetery under direction of the Poteet Funeral Home. From The Index, 27 Oct 2004 Kyle John Crocker, infant son of Aaron and Michele Crocker, died October 24, 2004, at Columbia Regional Hospital. He was born October 23, 2004, at the Lake Regional Health System Hospital in Osage Beach. He weighed 9 pounds and 4 ounces and died of complications from pneumonia. Survivors include his parents; grandparents, Steve and Jeannie Crocker, Preston, and Jerry and Linda Kramp, Roach; great-grandparents, Sherrie Pfeiffer, Preston, Jody and Penny Johnston, Urbana, Denny and Mary Ann Crocker, Wyandotte, Oklahoma, Joan Lambert, Camdenton, and Wilma Kramp, Benton Harbor, Michigan; and great-great-grandmother, Ethel McCall Simmons, Buffalo. Services will be Thursday, October 28, at 11 a.m. at the Hedges Funeral Home in Macks Creek. Burial will be in the Howard Chapel Cemetery in Macks Creek. The family will receive friends Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. From the Springfield Leader-Press 3 Aug 1972 Newton Davis Camdenton—Funeral services for Newton N. Davis, 82, Sunrise Beach, will be at 10 a.m. Friday in the Georgia-Wade Chapel with the Rev. Calvin Moore officiating. Burial will be in Mount Moriah Cemetery in Kansas City under direction of Walter Hedges Funeral Home. Mr. Davis died at 11:15 p.m. Tuesday at St. John’s Hospital. Surviving are his wife, Mildred. From the Lake Sun Leader, 20 May 2005 Rev. Joseph L. Doores The Lord welcomed Joe Doores, 92, of Sunrise Beach, Mo., home on Tuesday, May 3, 2005, with the words "well done my good and faithful servant." He was hospitalized in Tampa, Fla. Rev. Doores was born in Bronaugh, Mo. He has two surviving sisters, Maurine Adelsperger of Hemet, Calif., and Betty Nelson of Chanute, Kan. He was preceded in death by one sister and three brothers. Joe and his beloved wife of 50 years lived most of their life in the Kansas City area. He was employed at Pratt & Whitney and later at Westinghouse. Joe and Ola were pastors at the Evangelistic Center Church of Kansas City, Kan., for 35 years. Ola preceded him in death in 1982. They had three sons, Jim Doores of Camdenton, Mo., Earl Doores of Climax Springs, Mo., and Bill Doores of Lee's Summit, Mo.; and one daughter, Shirley Weddle of Warsaw, Mo. On June 9, 1984, he took a new wife, Mary Jo Comer, and her children into his heart. He changed their lives in every way. They raised two girls together, Renee Courtney of Overland Park, Kan., and Carrie Mitchell of Milwaukee Wis. Joe and Mary Jo moved to the lake area in 1994. In total, Joe had six children, twenty grandchildren, twenty-nine great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandson. His services were held at Park Lawn Chapel. He was laid to rest in Memorial Park Cemetery in Kansas City. There was a memorial service at the church he attended, Ozark Chapel United Methodist Church in Laurie. A memorial fund has been established at Ozark Chapel UMC. Joe touched many lives over his years. He is well remembered for his love of the Lord, his zest for life, the love of his family, relating to young adults, and walking with his back straight and head held high. Just one week before he entered the hospital he was on the floor playing with the youngest grandchild. He often said "they just want to be talked to." He was truly an amazing man that will be very greatly missed. The Reveille 10 Jan 1914 T. D. Farmer, age 87 years, died 25 Jan 1914. Born in Tennessee in 1827, moved to Arkansas in 1850 and to Camden Co., Mo. in 1852. In 1876 he married Caroline Hampton. Eight children. Member of the M. E. Church, South for 30 years. Buried in the cemetery at Decaturville, Missouri. From the Lake Sun Leader, 20 May 2005 Eva Katherine Loshbaugh Fauble, 98, of Laurie, Mo., passed away at Lake Regional Hospital in Osage Beach, Mo, on May 12, 2005. Eva was born in Columbus, Neb., on September 10, 1906, to George Edward Loshbaugh and Eva Katherine Gregorious. She was the third of seven children. Eva graduated from Columbus High School in 1924. After marrying George Eugene (Gene) Fauble of Columbus, Neb., on June 15, 1926, the couple moved to Kansas City, Mo., where Gene worked as a carpenter until his death in 1966. Eva was a homemaker for many years before working as an executive secretary for the Ivanhoe Masonic Temple from 1959 to 1978. After her retirement at age 72, she did extensive volunteer work at St. Luke's Hospital and St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Kansas City, Mo. At St. Luke's she received an award for contributing over 5,000 hours of volunteer work. She was a member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church for sixty two years. In 1988 she moved to Lawrence, Kan., where she continued her volunteer work for Trinity Episcopal Church and Plymouth Congregational Church. In 2004, she moved to Laurie, Mo., to be near her daughter. Besides her volunteer work, Eva loved to play cards, particularly bridge, and she loved to knit. In addition to many afghans and sweaters, she created and knitted over 1,000 custom Christmas stockings for family and friends. Eva is preceded in death by her parents, five brothers, one sister, her husband and a son. She is survived by one son, Don Fauble and wife, Lyla, of Apple Valley, Minn.; one daughter, Katie Sturtridge and husband, Roy, of Sunrise Beach, Mo.; four grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, and six great-great-grandchildren. In her extended family, she leaves six step- grandchildren, seven step-great-grandchildren, and two step-great-great- grandchildren, many other relatives and friends. Graveside services and interment will be held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, May 18, at Roselawn Cemetery in Columbus, Neb., with Reverend Nancy Idenden officiating. In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial contributions be made to St. Paul's Church Episcopal, Kansas City, MO, Trinity Episcopal Church in Lawrence, KS, or the Laurie Knolls in Laurie, MO, in care of Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home of Versailles P.O. Box 26 Versailles, MO 65084 (573-374-7688). For sympathy e-mails visit Arrangements are under the direction of the Kidwell-Garber Laurie- Sunrise Beach Chapel. The Reveille 19 Mar 1920 Charles Stuart Floyd was born in Hopedale, Illinois, 12 Dec 1844, died 11 Mar 1920, burial in Roach, Mo., Cemetery. Married 3 Aug 1873, Hopedale, Ill., to Mrs. Harriet C. Alexander. Came to Camden County in 1903. He was a Mason for 25 years and a Methodist for over 60 years. Six sons and one daughter. The Reveille 14 Apr 1898 Mrs. Susan E. Garrison died 8 Apr 1898 at Decaturville, Mo. Member of the M. E. Church over 30 years. Hickory County Index 3/26/1908 Aunt Patsey Green died at her home at Childers on the 19th day of March of pneumonia fever and was laid to rest in Bethel Cemetery the following day. She was 84 years old and was the widow of the late Rev. A. N. Green who departed this life about the year 1899. From the Lake Sun Leader, 20 May 2005 Robert "Larry" Hall, 61, of Camdenton, Mo., passed away Thursday, May 12, 2005, at his home. Larry was born on August 27, 1943, in Valparaiso, Ind., a son of Austin and Gertrude Davidson Hall. Robert was first married to Marsha Benson and later married Jeanette Miller Johnson. He was the General Manager of Lake of the Ozarks Marina in Camdenton. He loved the outdoors fishing, hunting and roping. Larry will be greatly missed by family and friends from wherever he resided. Larry always had a smile for everyone; he was patient and kind and had a heart of gold. He was very proud of his family and his family was very proud of him. He loved his job and was dedicated to the Forever Resorts and Marina. Larry is survived by his wife, Jeanette Hall, of the home; three sons, Scott Hall and wife, Teresa, of Palisade, Colo., Robert Troy Hall and wife, Nicolle, of Crawford, Colo., Joshua Johnson of Lake Ozark, Mo.; two step sons, Eric Ammermann and wife, Sandra, of Colorado Springs, Colo., Shane Ammermann and wife, Latoya, of Meriden, Conn.; two daughters, Stacy Higman of Palisade, Colo., Jennifer Antweiler of Camdenton, Mo.; his father, Austin Hall; three brothers, Tom Hall and wife, Maurine, of Phoenix, Ariz., John Hall and wife, Maryln, of Phoenix, Ariz., Claude Hall of Payson, Ariz.; two sisters, Sally Hurr and husband, Dave, of Paonia, Colo., Cindy Hall and husband, Jay, of Chetek, Wis.; and fifteen grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his mother and one son, Stephen Hall. Arrangements are under the care and direction of the Hedges Funeral Home of Camdenton, Mo. Paper Unknown, Contributed by Shawn Blankenship: Mrs. Fernando Hanks Nee Florence May Oaks, was born near Linn Creek, Missouri, March 9th, 1888. She died at Latham Hospital in California, Missouri, July 4th, 1935, aged 47 years, 3 months and 25 days. She was the daughter of Nathan and Ellen Oaks. Her father preceeded her some 28 years ago. She has always lived in Camden County. She was married to Fernando Hanks, March 6th, 1909. To this union one daughter, Hazel Irene was born. The daughter is now 8 years of age. She is survived by her husband and daughter, one brother and four sisters. Her brother, W.E. Oaks, lives in Lawrenceburg, New Mexico. Her sisters are Mrs. H. L. Simpson, of Sapulpa, Okla., Mrs. G. E. Fowler, Mrs. Charlie Miller and Miss Gladys Platter, all of Tulsa, Oklahoma. The sister and mother who now reside in Tulsa, were all at the funeral. She united with the Christian church at Old Linn Creek when she was 19 years of age, under the preaching of Eld. Leon H. Couch, who is now a pastor in New York City. She was taken away unexpectedly while in middle life. She was a faithful wife, a good mother and was loved and respected by all who knew her. The funeral was conducted at the Christian church, Saturday p.m., July 6th under the leadership of the pastor J. H. Jones and buried in Conway cemetery. -- Contributed. (Editor’s Note: Mrs. Hanks was the wife of ex-Assessor Fernando Hanks, one of the leading citizens of the county, and was a fine, consecrated christian, a devoted mother, a loyal wife, an obliging neighbor, a true friend, and will be missed by her family, her church, her friends and neighborhood. The family have our sincere sympathy in their sad hours of grief.) The Reveille 7 Apr 1916 Honor Harper, daughter of Thomas and Jane Ezard, was born 27 Aug 1843, Poughkington, Yorkshire, England. She died 26 Mar 1916 at Damsel, Mo., age 72 years, 7 months, 1 day. She married C. A. Harper, 20 Feb 1866 in Illinois. Five children: E. E. and W. D. Harper, Damsel, Mo.; Thomas Harper, Stoutland, Mo.; Wesley Harper, Iberia, Mo.; and Mrs. Nellie Calkin, Kaiser, Mo. Step-sons: John M. and A. C. Harper. Six brothers, Wood Ezard of Lebanon, Ill.; Thomas Ezard of Linn Creek; Isaac Ezard of Passover, Mo.; John and Abe Ezard of Oklahoma; and Jacob Ezard of Hawkins, Iowa. Four sisters: Jane Midgley of Lebanon, Ill.; Mrs. Eliza Hopkins of Oklahoma; and Bell Ahart of Arkansas. Member of the Methodist Church (Harper's Chapel), burial at Conway cemetery. The Reveille 4 Oct 1900 Mrs. Sarah A. Harrison, age 80 years, died 10 Sept 1900 in Patterson, New Jersey. Born 1840, Highland Mills, Orange Co., N.Y. For 30 years a member of the Methodist Church. Left 3 children, George M. VanInwegen, Essie Harrison, and Edward Harrison of Kansas. Two brothers, Charles B. Odell of Port Chester, N.Y. and Isaac L. Odell of Middleton, N.Y. and one sister. Mrs. Harrison had resided in Chauncey, Camden County, Mo. The Reveille 21 May 1915 William W. Hillhouse, age 75 years, died 5 Apr 1915. He was born in Laclede Co., Mo., 26 Apr 1840. He joined the Methodist Church at Evans Chapel in 1848. On 15 Oct 1868 he married Martha Jane Evans. Twelve children. Hickory County Index 3/26/1908 Mrs. Charley Hix Mrs. Charley Hix died at Edwards recently of small pox and her remains were taken to Green Cemetery for burial. From the Lake Sun Leader, 20 May 2005 Ivan Jamison, 87, of Macks Creek, Mo., passed away May 13, 2005, at the Colonial Springs Health Care Center Buffalo, Mo. He was born May 29, 1917, in Troy, Kan., a son of the late John and Margaret Kain Jamison. Ivan was a World War II Navy Veteran and a manager for a feed plant in North Kansas City, Mo., before retiring. He was a member of the First Baptist Church Macks Creek, Mo. He is survived by one son, John Philip Jamison and wife, Chris of La Monte, Mo.; daughters, Barbara Snowden and husband, Bob, of Macks Creek, Mo., Jackleon Elizabeth Kennedy and husband, Dave, of Florida; brothers, Byron Jamison of Macks Creek, Mo., George Jamison of Sun City, Calif., Jack Jamison of Rochester, Minn.; sisters, Ida May Roth of Aurora, Colo., and Maryrose Harrison of St. James, Mo.; five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m., Monday, May 16, at Hedges Funeral Home in Macks Creek, Mo., with Rev. Dinzel Webb officiating. The family will receive friends Sunday evening from 5-7 p.m. at the Funeral Home. Interment will be in the Macks Creek Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of the Hedges Funeral Home Macks Creek, Mo. The Reveille 23 Apr 1896 Died 21 April 1896, Mrs. Nancy Jeffries, aged 68 years, wife of the late William Jeffries, of whom she was married in year 1849 and has resided in County since 1851. Mother of 4 girls and 6 boys, all passed away except 2 oldest, J. P. and J. H. Jeffries. The Reveille 11 Apr 1901 J. E. Long died 7 miles east of Linn Creek, Mo. on Anderson Hollow, 5 Apr 1901. He was born 12 July 1850 in Camden Co. Joined the Methodist church in 1867. Married Sarah Michaels in 1871. Eight children. From the Springfield Leader & Press, 11 March 1983 William Maddox Services for William A. Maddox, 77, Camdenton, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Allee-Reed Funeral Chapel here with the Rev. David Linkbrink officiating. Burial will be in Macks Creek Cemetery. Mr. Maddox died Wednesday at his home after a long illness. Mr. Maddox was a member of the Masonic Lodge of Iraan, Texas, and belonged to Foundation Fellowship Church in Camdenton. He was a road construction worker and farmer. Survivors include his wife, Ruth, five stepsons, Brandt Houser, Imperial, Richard Houser, Blanco, Texas, Walter Dickerson, Casagranda, Ariz., Terry Lewis, Buckhorn, and David Lewis, Wentzville; two stepdaughters, Mrs. Diane Weaver, Florissant, and Miss Bobby Lewis, Colorado Springs, Colo.; and 22 step-grandchildren. Visitation will be from 4 to 9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Foundation Fellowship Church. The Reveille Aug 1903 Dora Maupin, wife of Daniel Maupin, of Damsel, Mo., died 14 Aug 1903. Leaves 6 children. Member of the Methodist Church. Burial at Conway cemetery. From the Lake Sun Leader, 20 May 2005 Glenn F. Merritt, 87, of Osage Beach, Mo., passed away Monday, May 16, 2005, at the Lake Regional Health System. Arrangements are under the direction of Allee-Holman-Howe Funeral Home of Camdenton, Mo. Ventura County Star Paper, Ventura, California Juanita “Nita” Milam died peacefully on March 10, 2006, after a lengthy illness. Nita Milam was born Nita Kendrick to parents Bennie Kendrick and Florence May Moulder in Linn Creek, Mo. (Camden County) on July 13, 1927. She had three sisters, Violet Bradley and Betty Kendrick (both deceased) and Beulah Shewmaker, as well as two brothers, Robert and Raymond Kendrick (both deceased). Violet was the only sibling to have a child, Jim Bradley (deceased). Nita graduated from Buffalo High School in 1946, and soon after followed her sister, Beulah, and Beulah’s husband, Gene Shewmaker, to Ventura to work in their restaurant, the Seaview Café. After the Shewmakers returned to Missouri, Nita remained to manage various restaurants in Ventura. In 1961, she married Cleck Milam, and together they opened their first restaurant, The White Bib, which along with future restaurants became favorites with the local community and tourists equally. Part of their success came from the friendly welcome of this great team, where Nita and Cleck cultivated loyalty among employees and customers. Even after Cleck died in 1977, Nita continued to successfully run their last restaurant, Cleck’s Beef & Bourbon, for several years. Nita will be missed by her many close friends, employees and patrons alike. Nita is survived and missed by her stepdaughter and son-in-law, Toby and Richard McGee of Ventura, as well as their daughter, Shauna McGee of San Francisco; her sister, Beulah Shewmaker, great-niece Rene Bradford and her husband, Olin, and great-niece Elaine Anderson and her husband, Bobby, and their daughter, Megan, all from Buffalo, Mo. In her later life, Nita married Dr. Robert Siefert, and will also be missed by her stepson, Richard, his wife, Julie, and their son, Jeffrey. The family wishes to acknowledge Nita’s caregivers, Zulema Cervantes and RayNell Markham, who were so loving and helpful during Nita’s last year, as well as Nita’s longtime housekeeper and friend, Maria Mendevil. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Alzheimer’s Association of Ventura County. A funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, March 17, at the Ted Mayr Funeral Home. Hickory County Index 6/13/1912 Jim Mock Last Wednesday evening quite a shock came which cast a heavy gloom over this part of the country, when Jim Mock, brother of Henry Mock, was struck by lightning and killed. Henry Mock and wife and Jim Mock were standing looking out of the window when the first flash of lightning came with only a little thunder and struck a tree which had a clothes wire tied to it, the wire running near the window. Henry Mock and wife were both knocked down and Mr. Mock knew nothing till about midnight. Mrs. Mock knew everything, but was shocked very badly. The paper in the room caught fire and also their clothing. Jim Mock’s clothing was burned almost off. Mrs. Mock quickly put out the fire and ran through the storm to her neighbors for help. Mr. Jim Mock was laid to rest in the Palmer Cemetery Friday morning in the presence of only a few relatives and friends. Grieve not dear ones, but prepare to meet our friend, for we know not what moment we shall be called. We extend our heartfelt sympathy to the bereaved ones. The Reveille 30 Aug 1894 Uncle Davis Parrack, of Prairie Hollow, died last Thursday morning, one of the patriarchs of the county about 85 years of age. He leaves a large family. Hickory County Index 10/17/1912 Millard Pennell Dead Killed at his Mill in Quincy about Noon Tuesday Caught on a Line Shaft On Tuesday, the 15th, the news flashed over the wires that Millard Pennell had been killed at his mill in Quincy. As nearly as we can learn the particulars, he and Curg Sharp were running the mill, and Mr. Sharp went to his dinner at the noon hour, leaving Mr. Pennell in charge. When he returned to the mill Mr. Pennell was not in sight and he began a search for him. Hearing an unusual noise in the upper story he started there, and upon arriving there a horrible sight met his eyes. On one of the heavy line shafts hung the body of Mr. Pennell and blood was scattered around the room and on the ceiling. He hurriedly shut down the engine and summoned help and they proceeded to take the body down from the shaft. Mr. Pennell had evidently gone there to examine the workings of that particular shaft and in leaning over it the set screw had caught his clothing and he was whirled around the shaft, killing him almost instantly. His neck and back were broken, his skull crushed and he was otherwise horribly mangled. The body was taken through our little city yesterday and will be laid to rest today [Thursday] at High Point in Camden county, his boyhood home. Mr. Pennell was a hard working man, an exemplary citizen, and his untimely death has cast a gloom over the community in which he lived. The Index extends its sympathy to the bereaved in this sad hour. Hickory County Index 10/24/1912 M. J. Pennell No greater shock has ever come upon this community than when at the noon hour last Tuesday the news flashed that M. J. Pennell, owner and operator of the Quincy Flouring Mills, had been killed while at work in the mill. The mill had been running pretty steadily all of the forenoon, and about 12 o’clock Auselius Sharp, the engineer, saw that the machinery was working in perfect order and then went to his house for dinner, about 200 yards distance, leaving Mr. Pennell alone at the mill. He was gone only a few minutes and returned again to the work. Not seeing Mr. Pennell anywhere, he began to look about. When he had climbed the flight of stairs leading to the last story, he at once saw Mr. Pennell suspended on the end of a rapidly revolving steel shaft, his clothing wound about him, and apparently he was dead. Mr. Sharp at once rushed to his engine room, shut off the steam, brought the machinery to a stand- still and gave the alarm at once. Dr. J. W. Murray of Quincy was soon at the scene and pronounced the man already dead, and the body was taken down. The county coroner was at once notified of the matter, but no inquest was held, as it was a plain case of accidental death. Dr. Murray made a further examination and found that death had resulted from a fracture of the skull and concussion of the brain. The right arm had been broken above the elbow, pieces of flesh were also torn from the hand, a gash two inches long and just above the temple showed the brain protruding. It is not and perhaps never will be determined why Mr. Pennell climbed to such an unstable position as he did, and so near to the roof of the mill. Engineer Sharp had been an employee at the mill for a number of years, and said he had never known a man to go up to the place. It is now the decided opinion of some who examined the scene that he had gone there through curiousity, and was trying to trace the grain through its downward course and the shoots to the rollers, and reaching over to look leaned heavily against the shaft, and then a large set screw which revolved with the shaft, had caught up his clothing and wound him to the shaft in its rapid revolution. Millard J. Pennell was born and reared in Camden County, Missouri, and at the time of his dead was a little past 35 years of age. Through his intellect and management of business affairs he was a successful man financially. About a year ago he purchased the Quincy Roller Mills from W. R. Allison, moved his family here and began its operation. He also ran a burr mill operated by a gasoline engine with which he ground corn meal and chopped feed. He had two residences in town, a 40-acre tract of land one mile southeast of town and 320 acres in Camden County. He was a conservative citizen and loved by everyone. He often went to extremes to accommodate his customers. In all his busy life he was never so busy that he could not stop and talk pleasantly to whomsoever he met. He was a friend to every school child who met him daily upon the streets, and the same smile that was daily upon his face was still apparent in death. He leaves a wife and four small children, a mother, brothers and sisters to mourn his loss. On Wednesday morning his body, followed by relatives and friends, was taken over land a distance of 35 miles into Camden County, and there among the green foliage of the Ozark mountains, his last mortal remains were laid in its last resting place, there to await the coming of the great Judgement Day. B. M. Henderson From the Lake Sun Leader, 20 May 2005 Marie Virginia Pratt was born December 21, 1917, in Van Buren, Ark. She departed this life Saturday, May 14, 2005, at Four Seasons Nursing Home in Sedalia, Mo., at the age of eighty-seven years, four months, and twenty-three days. Early in her adult years, she was united in marriage to Orville Hayes Pratt in Kansas City, Mo. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Orville, in June of 1980; a brother, Austin John Parsley; and a sister, Inez Harris. Marie is survived by a daughter, Kathleen Stanley, of Kansas City, Mo.; three sons, Bill Davis of Fairfield, Calif., Orville W. Pratt of Kansas City, Mo., and Kenneth Pratt of St. Louis, Mo.; nine grandchildren; a brother, Paul Parsley and his wife, Dorothy, of Tucson, Ariz.; a sister, Geneva Sallee and her husband, Ed, of Tulsa, Okla.; a nephew, Ray Parsley and his wife, Shirley; as well as a host of other relatives and friends. She was born and raised in Van Buren, Ark. After she and Orville were married, they made their home in Kansas City, Mo. Besides being a devoted homemaker to her family, Marie also worked as a waitress at the Market Cafe at the City Market in Kansas City for several years. Later, she and Orville moved to the Lake of the Ozarks area, and Marie worked at the Greenview Restaurant until eventually retiring. Marie had made her profession of faith in Christ and was a member of the Pentecostal Church in Climax Springs, Mo. She belonged to the Order of the Eastern Star in Kansas City, and the Zack Wheat American Legion Post in Sunrise Beach, Mo. She did volunteer work with Meals-on-Wheels, and was a caregiver to the elderly, often providing rides to doctor appointments and providing other services to senior citizens. Marie was a loving mother, grandmother, sister, and aunt, and was a caring neighbor and friend. We celebrate her life and her accomplishments, and will cherish the wonderful memories she created for her family and friends. Graveside funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, May 18, in Climax Spring Cemetery under the direction of Allee-Holman-Howe Funeral Home of Camdenton. No formal visitation will be held. Friends may call the funeral home on Tuesday. Memorial donations may be made to Meals-On-Wheel and left at the funeral home. Arrangements are under the care and direction of the Allee-Holman- Howe Funeral Home of Camdenton. The Reveille 19 Mar 1896 Died 17 March, Mrs. Huldah Selby (nee Wilbur) at residence of her daughter, Mrs. Harvey Hall, about 3 miles south of town. Born at Hamden, Vinton Co., Ohio, 17 Dec 1819, removed with her husband, the late Judge Thomas Selby, to Camden Co. in 1859. Member of M. E. Church 50 years. Leaves one son and a daughter, Mrs. Harvey Hall of Linn Creek, Mo., and several grand children. Submitted by Donna Fisher: Obituary of John Scott, dated 25 Sept 1906 Departed this life, Saturday, September 15, 1906, aged 25 years, John Scott, son of James and Belle Scott. He was born December 19, 1881 in Camden County MO and was a model young man. He leaves a father, three brothers, three sisters, a sweetheart and many friends to mourn his loss. John had been in the employ of F. Hooker for the last three years and stood high in the estimation of all who knew him. He was to have been married the day before Thanksgiving to Miss Ersula Blount, but the Lord giveth and the Lord taketh away. This day will come when we shall meet on that blissful shore, and meet our loved ones there, where parting will never come. It is hard to give thee up, but God says come, take up thy cross and follow me, thus good and faithful servant. Blessed is he that lays down his life for his brother’s sake. Deceased belonged to the church of God and was a true believer in God. We have reasons to believe he is at rest and peace with God. May the Lord have mercy on the bereaved father, brothers and sisters and heal the broken heart of his sweetheart, for the sake of her father and mother. John Scott was a gentleman in every respect. At the time of his mother’s death last fall, it was her request that her son John look after the children and this he did, following her wish. He was a kind and affectionate son and loving brother. Farewell, dear John, but not forever, for we will meet you in the bye and bye. Written by a friend, J. D. Blount [Jefferson Davis Blount] From the Reveille, dated Sept 21, 1906 by Jefferson Davis Blount. Title of article : John and George Scott victims of horrible accident. John Scott, age 25 and his brother George, five years younger, sons of James and Belle Scott, lost their lives by drowning on Kincheloe _____, five miles down the Osage River last Saturday night, though exactly in what manner is unknown, as they were alone at the time of the accident. They had left their brother, Arthur, who was going to a dance, on this side of the river, and John intended to ferry George over the river and return with the boat, going later to Mr. J.D. Blount’s and from there to the dance. They also had a horse to cross, which was probably, in some way, the cause of the accident. John did not appear at Mr. Blount’s nor at the dance and George did not reach home. Next morning the horse was found on this side of the river, exhausted as from a severe struggle, and a place was found where it had tried to get up the bank and fallen back into the water. The boat was also found, partly filled with water. A searching party began dragging the river and the excitement was increased by the finding of a lock of woman’s hair, which afterwards proved to be a love token from John’s fiancée, which had been grappled or floated from his pocket. Both bodies were recovered Sunday afternoon and buried on Monday. In view of the facts, no inquest was held, but it is presumed that John lost his life in trying to rescue his brother, who could not swim. One theory is that John was fording and was thrown from his horse, George going to him with the boat, which was overturned by the struggles of the horse. Another is that they were swimming the horse beside the boat and thus met with disaster. Nothing further will likely ever be known. John was a general favorite and the mainstay of his family, while George was also an industrious, quiet boy. The tragic affair has naturally much sorrow in the community. This was written by JD Blount (the Mr. Blount referred to in the article, his daughter Ersula was the fiancée, she later married Arthur Scott, the other brother) The Reveille 6 Dec 1900 Mattie A. Shaw died 29 Nov 1900, age 18 years. Funeral at Hines M. E. Chapel Burying Ground. Born 23 Dec 1881, daughter of Joseph Shaw. The Reveille 20 Feb 1892 Died at Purcell, Oklahoma, Mrs. Sarah J. Simpson, wife of C. C. Simpson, maiden name Stephens, born Mt. Pleasant, Miller County, Mo., about 44 years ago. Family to Oklahoma in 1889. Mrs. Simpson's grandfather Miller was the first settler in what is now Miller Co. to which his name was given. The Reveille 18 Aug 1922 Mrs. Elizabeth Vincent, wife of J. W. Vincent and daughter of Squire and Mrs. Thomas Foster, died 13 Aug 1922. Born in Chillicothe, Ohio on 17 Mar 1862. Lived at Linn Creek for 50 years. Married 1855. Eight children, Mrs. Mable McFaddles, Aurora, Colorado; Harry J. Vincent, Barnsdale, Oklahoma; Ralph W. and Frank F. Vincent of the home. Leaves a step-daughter, Mary I. Vincent, nurse at Oklahoma City, Okla.; a brother James M. Foster and brother Earnest A. Foster. She had helped establish the Linn Creek Methodist Church. Burial at Linn Creek cemetery. A member of the Eastern Star. From the Lake Sun Leader, 20 May 2005 Gill C. Vogel, 80, of Lake Ozark, Mo., passed away Thursday evening May 19, 2005, at the Lake Regional Health System in Osage Beach, Mo. Arrangements are incomplete at the Hedges Funeral Home of Osage Beach. The Reveille 19 Mar 1896 Judge Thomas L. Warren died at his home on Little Niangua, born in Monroe Co., Ky., 10 Nov 1828, he was 64 years 4 days. When a boy, parents moved to Indiana, thence to Missouri, settled on Osage in Camden Co., among earliest settlers, removed to Prairie Hollow near what is now Coelleda where the elder Warren, a physician, resided for many years. Leaves widow, 3 sons and 2 daughters. Hickory County Index 2/13/1908 Mrs. Clarissa Wiseman Grandma Wiseman Dead Once more it becomes our painful duty to record the death of an old and highly honored citizen at her home in southeast Benton County near Climax Springs on the 2nd day of February, 1908. Mrs. Clarissa Wiseman, the widow of the late Richard Wiseman, now deceased. She was born in Ohio on the 1st day of November, 1825. She was 82 years, 3 months and 1 day old. Her remains were laid to rest in the Climax Springs cemetery February 3rd, after a few brief remarks by Rev. Arnold Tucker, her faith and practice having been with the M. P. church. She was united in marriage to Richard Wiseman in Ohio about 1842. To this union were born 11 children, 10 of whom survive her to wit: Perry, Charles, Riley and John, of Climax Springs, Ellen Creach and Sarah Lam, of Oklahoma, Mahala Mitchell, of Preston, Mary Ray, of Cross Timbers, Lettie Thomas, of Childers, Rosa Thomas, of Almon, and Anna Moore, the mother of Zeke Cox, who departed this life the 20th day of August, 1868. She died on the old homestead where they located in 1857. Her maiden name was Miss Clarissa Childers. She will be missed by children, relatives and friends as she was an old pioneer and was loved and respected by all. Geo. H. Roney From the Hickory County Index 5/23/1907 Richard Wiseman Richard Wiseman was born in Ohio and immigrated to Missouri in his younger days, and settled three miles from Climax and has since lived on the same farm. After an illness of about two weeks he departed this life Thursday, May 16, 1907. Age, 85 years, 3 months. He felt that the message was only a summons to come up higher and be with the father whom he loved. He had for a number of years been a faithful member of the M. P. church, but advanced age kept him from active service in the church. Calling his family around him he told them he was not afraid to die and the future was bright before him, and told them to live for a future life and to forgive and forget the wrongs that were done them by others. He leaves an aged wife and 11 children, 9 of whom were present at his death. The funeral sermon was preached by the pastor, Rev. Martin, at the home, after which the loved father and grandfather was laid to rest in the Climax cemetery to await the last trumpet call.
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