Recent Hickory County Obituaries
Recent Obituaries From the Hickory County Index
For more Hickory County Obits, please check my Obit Index. Donald Keith Smith, 63, Preston, died Monday, September 20, 2004, in Cox Medical Center South, Springfield, Mo. He was a retired diesel mechanic and had lived several years in the Preston area. Survivors include his wife Leola of the home; two daughters, Beth Ingram of Goodson, and Paula Owens of Tunas; three brothers, John Smith of Hermitage, Mark Smith of Sweet Springs, and Selby Reser of Preston; three sisters, Ann Phipps and Lynn Bailey, both of Urbana, and Marsha Kirby of Marshall; and eight grandchildren. Graveside service will be 10 a.m. Saturday, September 25, at Fisher Cemetery, Preston, with Rev. Don Kelderhouse officiating under the direction of Hathaway-Peterman Funeral Home, Wheatland. Visitation will be 5:30-8:30 p.m. Friday evening at the funeral home. Bernice Tucker Riggs, 95, died Monday, September 20, 2004, at Vintage Park Assisted Living Residence, Gardner, Kansas. She was born March 27, 1909, to Walter and Lola (Sharp) Tucker in Collins, Mo. She was an accomplished seamstress and housekeeper to several families in Kansas City for many years, and enjoyed performing arts and travel. She volunteered time and talents to the missionary sewing circles. She had lived at Collins and in the Kansas City area for several years prior to moving to Gardner, Ks., three years ago. She was preceeded in death by her husband, William Benjamin Riggs in 1960; her son, Derald M. Tucker, in 1999; and daughter-in-law, Janie B. Tucker, in 1989; her parents and three older sisters, Genevea Litle, Ozelma Greathouse and Capitola Best. She is survived by one sister, Audrey Lincicum of Houston, Tx.; three grandchildren and families: grandson Michael and Debbie Tucker of Memphis, Tx., and their children, David and Julie Tucker of Denver, Co., and Michaela and Kyle Ackerman of Dallas, Tx.; grandson Max and Nola Tucker of The Gambia, West Africa and their children, Ben Tucker and Sarah Tucker, both of Lake Ann, Mi., and Toby and Abby Tucker of The Gambia; grandaughter Marilyn and Stephen Dice of Houston, Tx. and their sons, Jonathan and David Dice, two great-great-grandsons, Ethan Tucker of Denver, Co., and Steven Ackerman of Dallas, Tx. Graveside services will be held 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, September 22, at Robinson Cemetery, Collins, with Max Tucker officiating under the direction of Hathaway-Peterman Funeral Home Chapel, Wheatland. Lloyd Flippin, 77, Climax Springs, Mo., died September 13, 2004, at the Golden Valley Memorial Hospital in Clinton. He was born November 14, 1926, on a farm near Climax Springs, Mo., to Elgie and Ella Mae Green Flippin. He grew up in Camden County and was a US Navy veteran. He married Mary Lou Cade in 1952 in Harrison, Arkansas, and they lived at Climax Springs until the early 1960's. They later moved to the Kansas City area where he worked for General Motors for over 35 years. He retired in 1991, and they returned to the farm near Climax Springs. Survivors include his wife Mary; two daughters, Melody Eagan, Kingston, Mo., and Elizabeth Blankinship, Warsaw; a son, Steven Flippin, Warsaw; two sisters, Lela Tucker, Climax Springs, and Lillian McGinnis, Carthage; and three grandchildren. Graveside services were September 17 at the Climax Springs Cemetery under direction of Reser Funeral Home, Warsaw. Virgil Phillips, 86, Cross Timbers, Mo., died September 15, 2004, at the Christian Health Care Center in Hermitage. He was born June 30, 1918, in Hickory County to David Fletcher and Susan Bessie Mock Phillips. He graduated from School of the Ozarks at Point Lookout, Mo., in 1935. He married Arlene mabary in 1941. He had farmed and raised cattle in Camden and Hickory Counties since 1940. Survivors include his wife Arlene; two daughter, Judy Rutherford, Edwards, and Beverly Ratliff, Cross Timbers; six grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren. Service were September 18 at the Reser Funeral Home in Warsaw with Rev. Terry Gentry officiating. Burial was in Fairview Cemetery near Cross Timbers. Memorials may be made to the Cross Timbers Baptist Church. Nora Roth Carpenter, 105, Humansville, Mo., died September 15, 2004, in her home. She was born August 12, 1899, to Peter and Miriam Neuenschwander Roth on the Wheatland Prairie in Hickory County. She married Joseph Pitts in Wyandotte County, Kansas, in 1921. They were the parents of a daughter with whom she has lived the past eleven years. She later married John Turner, and they lived in Kansas City until retiring to Pittsburg, Kansas. he preceeded her in death in 1965. She then moved to Wichita, Kansas. She married Claude Carpenter, and they moved to Weaubleau and later to Humansville. He preceeded her in death. She was a member of Grace United Methodist Church in Pittsburg, Kansas. Survivors include a daughter, Josephine, Humansville; two grandsons; six great-grandchildren; two step-great-grandchildren; 14 great-great-grandchildren; and six step-great-great-grandchildren. Graveside services were September 17 in Garden of Memories, Pittsburg, Kansas. Services were under direction of Murray Funeral Home. Penelope Prince, 59, Preston, Mo., died September 18, 2004, and Christian Healthcare in Hermitage. She was born December 20, 1944, in Long Branch, New Jersey, to Edgar and Lois Cook Poole. She graduated from Tempe High School in Arizona. She started a chain of sandwich shops called Lunch Breaks and operated it for 10 years. She married Ronald Prince in 1987 in Tempe. She was also the owner of a distribution and transportation company that she operated until 1994. She moved to Preston in 2001 and was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Osage Beach Ward. She is survived by her husband Ron; three sons, Todd Summers, Bonita Springs, Florida, Daniel Fillmore, Tempe, Arizona, and Derek Prince, St. Augustine, Florida; two daughters, Kimberly Langley, Alexandria, Virginia, and Karen Tarpley, St. Petersburg, Florida; a brother, Stuart Poole, Sun City, Arizona; two sisters, Nancy Cook, Tempe, Arizona, and Pamela Houlihan, Virginia Beach, Virginia; and four grandchildren. Memorial services were September 21 in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Osage Beach, under the direction of Cantlon Otterness Funeral Home of Urbana. Ervin D. Molder, 72, Pittsburg, Mo., died September 29, 2004, in the Lexington Care Center. He was formerly from Independence where he worked for the railroads for 36 years before moving to the Pomme de Terre Lake area in 1990. Survivors include his wife Barbara; four sons, Matthew Molder, Pittsburg, Mark Molder, Buckner, Brandon Molder and Andrew Molder, both of Richmond; a daughter, Melody of Spickard, Mo.; and four grandchildren. Memorial services will be Saturday, October 9, at 11 a.m. at the Bethel Southern Baptist Church on J Highway at Pittsburg. Burial will be in Antioch Cemetery. Services are under direction of Snow Funeral Home in Richmond. Memorials may be made to Ervin Molder Memorial Fund, c/o Snow Funeral Home, 122 W. North Main St., Richmond, Mo. 64085. Altha Ann Floyd, 68, Bolivar, Mo., died September 29, 2004, in Cox Medical Center South, Springfield. She was born June 15, 1936, in Polk County to Dewey and Irene Farris Burleson. She married Charles Floyd in 1956. She was employed for several years at Davison Shoe Store in Bolivar and also worked with her husband in the meat business. She was a member of the DAV Ladies Auxiliary and Amvets Auxiliary. Survivors include her husband Charles; her children, Deborah Reed, Pittsburg, and Ronald Floyd, Bolivar; two brothers, George Burleson and Bob Burleson, both of Bolivar; four grandchildren and a great-granddaughter. Services were October 2 in Murray Funeral Home, Bolivar, with Rev. James Friend officiating. Interment was in Greenwood Cemetery. Donna Delores Ikenberry, 60, Pittsburg, Mo., died October 3, 2004, at her home. She was born November 18, 1943, at Kansas City, Mo., to J.C. Jr. and Nadine Faye Johnson Schrepfer. She was a homemaker and had moved to the Pittsburg area two years ago from Independence. Survivors include her husband Kenneth; a son, John Owen, Wheatland; a daughter, Gayle Bryant, Pittsburg; and four grandchildren. No services are planned at this time. Cremation was under direction of Hathaway-Peterman Funeral Home, Wheatland. Leo E. Day, 74, Preston, Mo., died October 4, 2004, at his home. He was July 1, 1930, to Leo and Thelma M. Thompson Day at Healdsburg, California. He had retired as a master sergeant from the U.S. Air Force after 12 years and had served ten years in the U.S. Navy. He also worked five years for the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Survivors include his wife Claudia; a daughter, Ella Strode, Wheatland; a sister, Kitty Selby, Puyallup, Washington; and two grandchildren. Memorial services will be held later. Cremation was under direction of Hathaway-Peterman Funeral Home, Wheatland. Olive Jewell Brown Lightfoot, 93, Burbank, California, died September 12, 2004. She was born October 1, 1911, in Pittsburg, Mo., where she spent her childhood and young adult life. She spent several years in Colorado and went on to settle in California in 1958. Survivors include her children, Laura McCaslin-Porter, Rose Ann Foerstel, Albert H. Lightfoot, Steven A. Lightfoot and Todd Lightfoot, Jr.; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and four great- great-grandchildren all of southern California. Services were September 17 at Woodlawn Cemetery in Santa Monica, California. Oral Eugene Lightfoot Jr., 47, Polk, Mo., died September 15, 2004. He was raised north of Polk and was a 1983 graduate of Bolivar High School. He married Michelle Lynn Miller in 1991. He was a member of the Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife Michelle; a son, Zackery; two daughters, Anna and Chelsea; his parents, Oral and Carolyn Lightfoot; a sister, Shelia Shaft; and a brother, Anthony Wilken. Services were September 18 at Pitts Funeral Home in Bolivar with burial in Hopewell Cemetery, Urbana. Doris Hope Peterie Burton, 86, Stockton, Mo., died September 18, 2004, in St. John’s Hospital, Lebanon, Mo. She was born August 27, 1918, in Cedar County to John and Charley Mae Rand Peterie. She was a 1938 graduate of Stockton High School. She married Leo Burton in 1940, and they lived on a farm north of Stockton for more than 50 years. He preceeded her in death in 2001. She was a member of the Mt. Enon Missionary Baptist Church. Survivors include two sons, Larry Burton, Ozark, and Jerry Burton, Urbana; a daughter, Diana Crain, Lebanon; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Services were September 21 in Mt. Enon Baptist Church with burial in Stockton Cemetery. Ida Alice Beem Barnes, 87, Bolivar, Mo., died September 25, 2004. She was born August 11, 1917, in Huron, Mo., to Earnest and Eunice Beem. She spent her childhood around Huron and attended high school at Goodson. She was a graduate of Southwest Missouri State University and attained a master’s degree from Drury College. She married Melbie Barnes in 1939. Her teaching career spanned over 50 years, and she was a member of Calvary Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband, Melbie; a son John Barnes, San Francisco, California; and two grandchildren. Services were September 28 at Clavary Baptist Church in Bolivar with burial in Payne Cemetery. Dennis “Pug” Shinn, 94, Humansville, Mo., formerly of Warsaw, Mo., died September 21, 2004, at Big Spring Care Center in Humansville. He was born near Wisdom, Mo., August 5, 1910, to John R. and Rosa Lee Foster Shinn. He grew up in the Hogles Creek community and was a member of Freedom Missionary Baptist Church near Quincy. He is survived by a sister, Ada Arvieux of Sedalia. Services were September 24 at Reser Funeral Home in Warsaw with Rev. Marshall Henderson and Rev. Jeff Shrable officiating. Burial was in Shawnee Cemetery, Warsaw. George Junior Simmons, 74, Hermitage, Mo., died September 25, 2004, in Christian Healthcare of Hermitage. He was born March 3, 1930, to George and Nannie Brown Simmons. He was a US Army veteran and an officer with the Kansas City, Kansas, Police Department. He was a member of the Wyandotte Masonic Lodge and the American Legion. Survivors include his wife MaryBelle; a son, Duwayne Simmons, Buffalo; two step-children, Herbert A. Nelson, Jr., Wheatland, and Edna Shaw, Shawnee, Kansas; six grandchildren; and six great- grandchildren. Services were September 27 in Murray Funeral Home, Humansville, with Duwayne Simmons officiating. Interment was in Humansville Cemetery. Charles Benton Baumgardner, 65, Flemington, Mo., died September 25, 2004, in his home. He was born June 14, 1939, at Downer’s Grove, Illinois, to George and Wilma Kennedy Baumgardner. He was a US Marine Corps veteran and worked in construction and as a machinist. Survivors include two sons, Kent Baumgardner, Newburn, Tennessee, and Scott Baumgardner, Glenpool, Oklahoma; a sister, Virginia Ruth West, Humansville; a brother, George Lawrence Baumgardner, Salt Lake City, Utah; and two granddaughters. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, September 29, at Alder Missionary Baptist Church with interment in Alder Cemetery. Services were under direction of Murray Funeral Home, Humansville. Lawrence Whillock, 69, Buffalo, Mo., died September 15, 2004, at Cox Medical Center South in Springfield. He was born January 27, 1935, in Urbana to Emory B. and Ruth Smith Whillock. He grew up in Urbana, and after graduating in 1953 went to work in Kansas City. He married Kathryn Jo Freeman in 1957 in the Buffalo Methodist Church. In 1958 he and his father-in-law began a plumbing and electrical shop and a well pump business, and he was in the business for over 20 years. In 1977 he went to work for the Durham Manufacturing Company in Lebanon where he worked for 22 years. Survivors include his wife Kathryn; two sons, Craig Whillock, Morris, Illinois, and Bryan Whillock, Buffalo; a daughter, Melody Rafferty, Springfield; two brothers, Laurel Whillock, Hermitage, and Bill Whillock, Lordsburg, New Mexico; three sisters, Hazel Unterseher, Harlowton, Montana, Ellen Langhorst, Sugar City, Colorado, and Ila Bennett, Republic; and six grandchildren. Services were September 18 in the Montgomery-Viets Funeral Home Chapel, Buffalo, with Rev. Lawrence Holt officiating. Burial was in Maple Lawn Cemetery, Buffalo. William David Blevins, 59, Weaubleau, Mo., died September 27, 2004, at his home. He was born January 7, 1945, in Kansas City, Mo., to William and Francis Quackenbush Blevins. He was a retired restaurant cook and a US Navy veteran and had lived in the Weaubleau community 13 years. He was a member of the Flemington Amvets and the Weaubleau First Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife Elba; three daughters, Lavida Blevins, Odessa, Shanna Palmer and Melissa Allwood, both of Maysville; a step- son, Jimmy Mitchell of Nashville, Tennessee; a step-daughter, Sandra Hill, Trenton, Tennessee; and nine grandchildren. Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday, October 1, at Weaubleau First Baptist Church with Rev. Jimmie Stewart officiating. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Friday with military homors by the Flemington Amvets. Services are under direction of Hathaway-Peterman Funeral Home, Wheatland. Visitation will be 7 to 9 Thursday evening at the funeral home. From The Index, 27 Oct 2004 Sandra Ann Suthard, 45, Wheatland, Mo., died October 23, 2004, in Northwood Hills Care Center, Humansville. She was born August 19, 1959, in Kansas City, Mo., to James A. and Joyce L. Sloan Yarber. She married Clifford Suthard who preceded her in death. Survivors include a son, Clifford J. Suthard, Wheatland; a brother, Charles L. Yarber, Calhoun, Mo.; and a sister, Deborah Worrell, Wheatland. Graveside services were October 26 at Dooly Bend Cemetery west of the Pomme de Terre Dam with Rev. Rick Walters officiating. Arrangements were under direction of Pitts Chapel, Bolivar. Memorials may be made in care of the funeral home to help the family defray funeral expenses. 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 Index, 27 Oct 2004 David Edge, 55, St. Charles, Mo., died October 25, 2004, at Barnes Hospital in St. Louis. He was a native of Hickory County R-1 School. At the time of his death, he was teaching at Lindenwood College in St. Charles. Arrangements are pending and will be announced by Butler Funeral Home of Bolivar. From The Index, 27 Oct 2004 George Justus, 74, Hermitage, Mo., died October 25, 2004, at his home. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Hathaway-Peterman Funeral Home, Wheatland. From The Index, 27 Oct 2004 Dorothy Hallowell, 88, Hermitage, Mo., died October 25, 2004, at Christian Health Care, Hermitage. She is survived by a daughter, April Hunley of Cross Timbers. Funeral arrangements are pending and will be announced by Hathaway- Peterman Funeral Home, Wheatland. From The Index, 27 Oct 2004 Glenda Elizabeth Ferrell Buffington, 73, died September 22, 2004, in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She was born December 5, 1930, in Hickory County to J. O. and Rhonda Ferrell. She was a member of St. Basil’s Episcopal Church. Survivors include her husband Jerry; a daughter, Becky of Seattle, Washington; a son, Greg of Tahlequah, Oklahoma; and two grandchildren. Services were October 9 at St. Basil’s Episcopal Church in Tahlequah, Oklahoma. From The Index, 27 Oct 2004 Thelma Chadwick, 98, Bolivar, Mo., died October 20, 2004, at Parkview Healthcare Facility, Bolivar. She was born March 16, 1906, in Delmont, New Jersey, to Onesbee and Elizabeth Warwick Tozour. She grew up in Dover, Delaware. In 1993 she and her late husband James moved to Raytown, Mo., and then four years ago she moved to Bolivar to be near family members. Survivors include two daughters, Evelyn Boren, Weaubleau, and Audrie Jack, Aurora, Colorado; five grandchildren; and two great- grandchildren. Services were October 25 at Park-Lawn Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Green Lawn Cemetery, Kansas City. Local arrangements were under direction of Hathaway-Peterman Funeral Home, Wheatland. From the Index, 16 March 2005 Ruth Grace Walker, 90, Nevada, Mo., died March 8, 2005, at Nevada Regional Medical Center, Nevada, Mo. She was born December 21, 1914, in Nevada to Carl and Arta Frances Mann Kirkhart. She graduated from El Dorado Springs High School in 1933. She married John R. Walker in 1936 in Nevada, and he preceded her in death in 1980. They lived in Walker, Mo., most of their married life. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Nevada and worked for Morrison-Post Insurance for 30 years. Survivors include three daughters, Pat Cherry, Hermitage, Linda Dorsey, Nevada, and Mary Jane Bertoncin, Independence; nine grandchildren; and ten great-grandchildren. Services were March 12 at the First Baptist Church in Nevada with Dr. William Cox officiating. Interment was in Newton Burial Park, Nevada, under direction of Ferry Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the Music Department of the First Baptist Chuch in Nevada c/o the Ferry Funeral Home. From the Index, 16 March 2005 Bonnie Mae Stafford, 98, Urbana, Mo., died March 12, 2005, at Citizens Memorial Hospital, Bolivar. She was born December 10, 1906, near Urbana to Joseph S. and Sarah M. Pitts Bridges. She grew up in Urbana and attended Springfield Teachers College. She taught school for five years in the rural schools around Urbana. She married Jim Stafford in Bolivar in 1935. They moved to California and Montana for a short time, but returned to Urbana where they owned the Stafford Drug Store. They later opened the Stafford Café, and she was active in business for over 46 years. She was a member of the Urbana First Baptist Church. Survivors include a son, Jesse Stafford, Buffalo; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; and two step-great-grandchildren. Services were March 14 in the Cantlon Otterness Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Claire Reed and Bro. Loren Dryer officiating. Interment was in the Hopewell Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Urbana First Baptist Church and left with the funeral home. From the Index, 16 March 2005 Thomas E. Jordan, 57, Lee’s Summit, Mo., died March 13, 2005, at his home. He was born December 21, 1947, in Wheatland, Mo., to Gene and Catherine Jordan. He was a 1965 graduate of Wheatland High School and a U. S. Army veteran. He retired from GM Fairfax in Kansas City. Survivors include his wife, Jamie; a son, Tommy Jordan, Bolivar; two daughters, Michelle Langum and Angela Edwards, both of Lee’s Summit; a step-son, Jason McLeod, Lee’s Summit; his mother, Catherine Jordan, Wheatland; a sister, Gayle Hoover, Overland Park, Kansas; and eleven grandchildren. The family will have a celebration of his life later. Cremation was in Kansas City. From the Index, 16 March 2005 Floey Estella Amlin, 78, Springfield, Mo., died March 6, 2005. She was born August 3, 1926, in Kansas City, Kansas, to George and Mabel Loveland. She lived with her grandfather, the late Dan Loveland, near Hermitage in the early 1940’s. She graduated from Hermitage High School. She married Lennie O. Amlin, Sr., in 1944 in Wheatland. She was preceded in death by her husband, a daughter, Lennita, and a son, Lester. Survivors include two sons, Lennie O. Amlin, Jr., and Dale Amlin; a daughter, Lanora Ervin; 12 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren. Services were in the Klingner-Cope Family Funeral Home in Springfield. From the Index, 16 March 2005 Rosemary Harms, 81, Raytown, Mo., died March 13, 2005, at the home of her daughter. She was born October 19, 1923, at Hermitage to Noble and Lillie Downs. Survivors include a son, Gary Harms, Kansas City; a daughter, Patricia Harms, Raytown; a brother, Donald Downs, Mt. Vernon; a sister, Laura Lee Breshears, Harrisonville; and a granddaughter. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 19, at Durnell Chapel Cemetery southeast of Weaubleau with Rev. Kent Parson officiating. Visitation will be 12 to 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Hathaway- Peterman Funeral Home, Wheatland. Memorials may be sent to the Durnell Chapel Cemetery Fund, P.O. Box 63, Weaubleau, Mo. 65774. From the Index, 23 March 2005 Harold Warren Porterfield, 84, Mexico, Mo., died March 9, 2005, at the Missouri Veterans Home. He was born October 16, 1920, in Fristoe, Mo., to Andrew Jackson and Sylvia Ellen Mitchener Porterfield. He grew up in the Cross Timbers area. He was a US Army veteran and worked at A.P. Green Fire Brick Company in Mexico for 39 years. He was a member of Cross Timbers Christian Church. Survivors include his wife Martha; two step-daughters, Janetta Sampson, Mexico, and Jeraldine Reynolds, Montgomery City; a sister, Kathleen Paulis, Lincoln; and two step-grandchildren. Services were March 11 at the Arnold Funeral Home in Mexico with burial in the Cross Timbers Cemetery. From the Index, 23 March 2005 Marian Lee Hollender, 74, Wheatland, Mo., died March 14, 2005, at St. John’s Regional Health Center, Springfield. She was born October 17, 1930, to Harry and Thelma Petree, in Kidder, Mo. She graduated from Hamilton High School in Hamilton, Mo. She worked for the Federal Reserve Bank and Bendix Corporation in Kansas City. She was a secretary at Metamora Elementary School in Metamora, Illinois, for 20 years before moving to the Pomme de Terre Lake community where she had been for 16 years. She was a member of the Galmey Community Bible Church. Survivors include three sons, Louis Anders, Macomb, Illinois, Mark Anders, Aurora, Colorado, and Larry Anders, Andover, Illinois; a step- daughter, Rita Hollender, Palos Hills, Illinois; a step-son, Russell Hollender, Palos Park, Illinois; two sisters, Carol Coffman, DeSoto, Kansas, and Lois Comstock, Gallatin, Mo.; three grandchildren; and three step-grandchildren. Services were March 18 at the Galmey Community Bible Church with Pastor Rick Walters officiating. Burial was at Greenlawn Memorial Gardens in Springfield. Memorials may be sent to Galmey Community Bible Church, Rt. 2, Box 2386, Wheatland, Mo. 65779. From the Index, 23 March 2005 Elwood Franklin Glor, 96, Buffalo, Mo., died March 16, 2005, at the Colonial Springs Nursing Facility in Buffalo. He was born December 3, 1908, in Preston, Mo., to George and Bertha Scott Glor. He married Opal Stark, and she preceded him in death. In 1939 he married Juanita Rae Gregory. He worked in construction in the Kansas City area and also worked the family farm near Tunas. He later worked a few years as the Buffalo City night watchman. He was a member of the Calvary Chapel. Survivors include his wife Juanita; two sons, Gene Glor, Springfield, and Lonnie Glor, Buffalo; a daughter, Rhonda Ipock, Springfield; a sister, Mary Percival, Urbana; five brothers, Elbert Glor, Springfield, Paul Glor and Melvin Glor, both of Urbana, George Glor, Bolivar, and Elwayne Glor, Buffalo; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Services were March 18 in the Montgomery-Viets Funeral Home Chapel with burial in the Little Niangua Cemetery near Preston. From the Index, 23 March 2005 Barbara Mae Brent, 91, Warsaw, Mo., died March 20, 2005, at the Warsaw Health and Rehabilitation Center. She was born August 21, 1913, near Quincy, Mo., to Frank and Bessie Tuck. She grew up in Hickory County and was married to James Benton Brent in 1935. They first made their home in Appleton City, Mo., and later moved to Adrian. After her husband’s death she moved to Warsaw to be near her children. Survivors include two sons, James E. Brent and John Brent, Sr., both of Warsaw; a daughter, Edna Hockett, Warsaw; three sisters, Sylvia Cadwell, Stillwell, Kansas, Geneva Delozier, Buffalo, and Gloria Jump, Bolivar; three brothers, Frankie Tuck, Savannah, Mo., John Tuck, Quincy, and Leonard Tuck, Wheatland; 13 grandchildren; and 21 great- grandchildren. A memorial service will be held Saturday, March 26, at 11 a.m. in the Reser Funeral Home, Warsaw. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service. Interment will be in Mt. Zion Cemetery near Quincy. Memorials may be made to Mt. Zion Cemetery in care of the funeral home. From the Index, 23 March 2005 Fern McCoy, 90, Cross Timbers, Mo., died March 21, 2005, at Christian Health Care in Hermitage. She was born April 22, 1914, at Hermitage to George and Tennie Low Ferguson. She had been a social worker for West Central and was a longtime resident of the Cross Timbers area. She was preceded in death by her husband Joe and daughter, Joe Anna. She was a member of the Cross Timbers Baptist Church. She is survived by a son, Harold McCoy of Republic; and a grandson. Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 26, at the Hathaway- Peterman Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Antioch Cemetery southwest of Pittsburg. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. From the Index, 23 March 2005 Cecil O. B. Green, of Flemington, Mo., died Tuesday, March 22, 2005, at Citizens Memorial Hospital, Bolivar. He and his late with Clara formerly owned and operated Cooper Cove Resort and Restaurant east of Elkton for several years. Survivors and funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Hathaway-Peterman Funeral Home, Wheatland. From the Index, 4 May 2005 Kenny Ray Hulett, 50, Ripley County, Mo., died April 16, 2005, at his home. He was born December 13, 1954, in Bolivar, Mo., to Victor C. and Wanda Hulett. He was a US Army National Guard veteran and worked in the oil fields. Survivors include his wife Terry; two daughters, Heather M. Hulett, Lincoln, Nebraska, and Barbara L. Campbell, Bolivar; two sons, John R. Hulett and Tommy L. Hulett, both of Lincoln, Nebraska; his mother, Wanda I. Bean Hulett, Bolivar; four brothers, Virgil Hulett, Bolivar, Billy Hulett, New Windsor, Illinois, Bobby Hulett, Doniphan, Mo., and Tom Pickering, Eight Mile, Alabama; seven sisters, Vickie Goodwillie, Springfield, Oregon, Patty Hulett, Debbie Milam and Liz Simmons, all of Russel, Kansas, Ruby Atkinson, Lansing, Kansas, Mary Henson, Bolivar, and Bonnie Berens, Wheatland; and three grandchildren. Services were April 19 at Edwards Funeral Home in Doniphan. From the Index, 4 May 2005 Walter C. Hull, 84, Collins, Mo., died April 25, 2005, at the home of his nephew, Terry and Jackie Broyles, in Blue Mound, Kansas. He was born May 5, 1920, between Collins and Humansville to Robert F. and Dovie Allen Hull. He graduated from Humansville High School in 1938. He married Gladys Holder in 1941, and they lived in the Collins area where they farmed, raised cattle and pursued their love of real estate. He was a member of the Coon Creek Baptist Church at Collins. He lived most of his adult life in the Collins community except for the ten years in Osceola where he worked for United Farm Agency. His wife Gladys preceded him in death. He later married Virginia Minks. Survivors include his wife Virginia; a daughter, Charlotte Johnson, Stockton; a sister, Wilma Broyles, Blue Mound, Kansas; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and a step-granddaughter. Services were April 28 in Murray Funeral Home, Humansville, with Bro. Leo Keller officiating. Interment was in Robinson Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Robinson Cemetery or King’s Prairie Cemetery in care of Murray Funeral Home, P.O. Box 93, Humansville, Mo. 65674. From the Index, 4 May 2005 Doris Etheleen Orr Ulbright, 79, Humansville, Mo., died April 25, 2005, at Sac-Osage Hospital, Osceola, Mo. She was born January 4, 1926, at Kidder, Mo., to Richard and Sophia Gooding Orr. She graduated from Hamilton High School in 1944. She married Ralph C. Ulbright in 1947. She worked at Motorola and J.C. Penney in Hamilton, Mo., and later at Ferguson Plastics in Richmond for 17 years. She was a resident of Big Spring Care Center at the time of her death. Survivors include two children, Wayne Ulbright, Collins, and Barbara Ulbright, Richmond; a sister, Lois Foster, Weaubleau; two brothers, Kenneth Orr, Winston, Mo., and Dean Orr, Hamilton, Mo. Services were April 29 at Hathaway-Peterman Funeral Home Chapel, Wheatland, with Rev. Gary Strickland officiating. Graveside services were at Bethel Cemetery, Polo, Mo. From the Index, 4 May 2005 Alberta D. “Bert” Nelson, 77, Nixa, Mo., formerly of Wheatland, died April 28, 2005, at her daughter’s home in Reeds Spring, Mo. She was born December 18, 1927, in Thurman, Iowa, to Roy and Drusilla Boldra Hillhouse. She married Herbert Nelson in 1945. They farmed for several years and later owned and operated Anglers Resort on Lake Pomme de Terre. Herbert preceded her in death in 1993. She moved to Nixa in 1996 to be close to family members. She was a member of the Galmey Community Church. Survivors include five sons, Herb Nelson Jr., Osceola, Richard Nelson, Hume, Mo., Duane Nelson, Garden City, Don Nelson, Higbee, and Bob Nelson, Leeton; a daughter, Cathy Stewart, Reeds Spring; a sister, Margorie Bacuum, Malvern, Iowa; 17 grandchildren; 19 great- grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Services were May 2 at Hathaway-Peterman Funeral Home Chapel at Wheatland with Rev. Rick Walters officiating. Burial was in Dooly Bend Cemetery west of Pomme de Terre Dam. From the Index, 4 May 2005 Ralleigh M. Mitchell, 86, Cross Timbers, Mo., died April 30, 2005, at Citizens Memorial Hospital in Bolivar. He was born November 1, 1918, in Deepwater, Mo., to Jesse and Hattie Edwards Mitchell. He grew up in Deepwater and in 1939 married Virnilia Roberts in Spokane, Mo. They lived in Belton, Mo., where he worked as a mechanic and truck driver for Fordyce Concrete until he retired in 1986. He was a member of the Belton Bible Church. He was preceded in death by his wife Nila in 1994 and a daughter, Betty Jo Brammeier, in 2001. Survivors include two daughters, Janice Branic, Deepwater, and Pamela Bartley, Cross Timbers; two sons, Ronald Mitchell and Richard Mitchell, both of Cross Timbers; a brother, Harold Mitchell, Raytown; nine grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Services will be Thursday, May 5, at 1 p.m. at the Reser Funeral Home in Warsaw with Rev. Walter Admire officiating. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Cross Timbers Cemetery. From the Index, 4 May 2005 Fannie Maye Long, 75, Urbana, Mo., died April 28, 2005, at the Citizens Memorial Healthcare Facility in Bolivar. She was born July 1, 1929, in Indianola, Oklahoma, to Orange Joseph and Fannie Jane McIntosh. She attended Stuart High School, Wichita Business College and Kansas School of Cosmetology. She worked as office manager for Must Uniform Rental in Wichita until her retirement in 1983. She married James Long in 1960. She was a member of the Open Door Baptist Church in Wichita. Survivors include a step-son, Lynn Long, Odessa; eight step- grandchildren; and four step-great-grandchildren. Services were May 2 at the Montgomery-Viets Funeral Home Chapel, Buffalo, with Rev. Jack Sawyers officiating. Burial was in Maple Lawn cemetery, Buffalo. From the Index, 4 May 2005 Tambria Grogan, 45, Wheatland, died April 30, 2005, at her home. She was born December 12, 1959, in Harrisonville, Mo. to Travis and Joan Peek Gosnell. She moved to the Wheatland area in 1992. Survivors include her husband Granvill; two sons, Ralph Easley, Wheatland, and Terry Grogan, Columbia; a daughter, Tamara Price, Burler; a sister, Kimi Jo Wade, Turney, Mo.; her step-father, Johnny Rafferty, Turney, Mo.; and five grandchildren. Memorial services will be at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 5, at Hathaway- Peterman Funeral Home Chapel at Wheatland with Rev. Jay Dick officiating. From the Index, 4 May 2005 Patrick Henry Newton, 93, Pittsburg, mo., died May 2, 2005, in Dallas, Texas. He was retired from the Civil Services in Kansas City. He had lived in the Pittsburg area approximately 40 years. Survivors include his wife Alice; two daughters, Patricia Stubblefield and Brenda Young, both of Dallas, Texas; and three stepsons, Robert Benson, Roger Benson and Joseph Benson, all of Kansas City, Mo. Services will be May 4, in Dallas with burial in Crown Hill Park Cemetery, Dallas. From the Index, 27 April 2005 Emogene D. Hunt, 88, Springfield, Mo., formerly of Wheatland, Mo., died April 23, 2005, at Manor at Elfindale, Springfield. She was born March 23, 1917, in Wheatland to Christian Eugene and Tina Abelle Crates Kleck. She was a retired postal clerk and a charter member of the Pomme de Terre United Methodist Church. She had lived most of her life in Wheatland except for a short time in California and then moved a few years ago to Springfield to be near family members. Survivors include her son, Eugene Hunt, Springfield; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Services were April 26 at Hathaway-Peterman Funeral Home Chapel at Wheatland with Rev. Kent Parsons officiating. Burial was in Robinson Cemetery west of Weaubleau. From the Index, 27 April 2005 John William Locke, 55, Wheatland, Mo., died April 22, 2005, at University of Arkansas Hospital, Little Rock, Arkansas. He was born February 2, 1950, in Springfield, Mo., to William Harold and Alice Joy Berry Locke. He was saved at the age of 16 at the Halfway Missionary Baptist Church. He was a US Army veteran and was a real estate agent/broker in Hermitage. Survivors include his wife Debra; three daughters, Sara Gallivan, Buffalo, Mary Gronewold, Albuquerque, New Mexico, and Mariah Locke, Louisburg, Kansas; his mother, Alice Locke, Bolivar; two brothers, James Locke and Jerry Locke, both of Halfway; a sister, Jane McKinney, Nevada, Mo.; and two grandsons. Graveside memorial services will be Wednesday, April 27, at Reed Cemetery, Halfway, Mo., with Scott Smith and Mike McKinney officiating. Military honors will be by Galmey VFW. Services are under direction of Hathaway-Peterman Funeral Home, Wheatland. The Locke family will receive friends at their home at Wheatland after 4 p.m. Wednesday, April 27. The family suggests memorial contributions be sent to the Hickory County Community Foundation, P.O. Box 396, Hermitage, Mo., 65668 or to Reed Cemetery, c/o Amber Sergent, Treasurer, 4308 S. 150th Road, Bolivar, Mo. 65613. From the Index, 27 April 2005 Hubert Shinn, 80, Warsaw, Mo., died April 22, 2005, at Golden Valley Memorial Hospital in Clinton, Mo. He was born September 6, 1924, in Benton County, Mo., to Walter and Edith Breshears Shinn. He grew up near Bentonville and graduated from Warsaw High School in 1941. He married Thelma Gaylord in Kansas City, Kansas, in 1946. They lived in the Bentonville community until August 1973, when they moved to a farm near Quincy. He owned and operated Shinn’s Garage from the early 1950’s until his health failed in 2001. For the past year and a half he had been a resident of the Warsaw Health Care Center. Survivors include a son, Timothy Gene Shinn, Independence, two daughters, Jane Moore, Everton, Arkansas, and Gale Ann Wilkinson, Hamilton, Mo.; a sister, Geneva Adams, Belton-Raymore; five grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter. Services were April 25 at the Reser Funeral Home Chapel, Warsaw. Burial was in L. P. Union Cemetery near Warsaw. From the Index, 27 April 2005 John E. “Johnny” Spencer, 59, Kansas City, Mo., died April 20, 2005, in Overland Park, Kansas. He was the second of twins born February 1, 1946, to Olin and Ethel Spencer near Cross Timbers. When he was six years old his family relocated to the Kansas City area. He worked in the paper industry and in metal plating. Survivors include his twin brother, Jimmy Spencer, Kansas City; and a sister, Zelia Van Hoose, Overland Park, Kansas. Services were April 22 at the Reser Funeral Home Chapel in Warsaw. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery near Cross Timbers. From the Index, 27 April 2005 Zola Dee Kelley, 81, Bolivar, Mo., died April 21, 2005, in Citizens Memorial Hospital, Bolivar. She was born August 1, 1923, in Flemington to James and Dona Durnell Miller. She lived in Humansville until moving to Bolivar five years ago. She was a homemaker. Survivors include three children, Dorothy Hunt and Thelma Breshears, both of Bolivar, and Roy Lee Kelley, Indianapolis, Indiana; four grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and a step-great-grandchild. Services were April 25 in Murray Funeral Home, Bolivar, with interment in Greenwood Cemetery. From the Index, 27 April 2005 Eva Summers, 88, Hermitage, Mo., died April 11, 2005, at Citizen’s Memorial Hospital in Bolivar. She was born July 30, 1916, in Richmond, Mo., to John and Marie Rogers Melling. She married Ralph Summers in 1934. She was a member of the Christian Union Church and the American Legion Auxiliary. Survivors include a daughter, Georgia Ann St. John; two grandsons; four great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. Services were April 15 at the Prichard-Runyan Funeral Home in Excelsior Springs, Mo., with burial in Crown Hill Cemetery. From the Index, 27 April 2005 Iona B. Stewart, 90, Wheatland, Mo., died April 25, 2005, at Christian Health Care, Hermitage. She was born May 27, 1914, in Wheatland, to Frank and Maudie Dent Whelchel. She was a homemaker and a longtime Wheatland area resident. Survivors include a son, Loren Butler, Osceola; a daughter, Nora Shepherd, Weaubleau; a sister, Leota Kallweit, Wheatland; three grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 28, at Hathaway- Peterman Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Gardner Cemetery south of Wheatland. Visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home prior to the service. From the Index, 27 April 2005 Janet M. Williams, 93, Ottawa, Kansas, died April 24, 2005, at her home. She was born August 15, 1911, in Barrow-in-Furnace, England, to Frederick and Jean Mullen Harrison. She married Oswald Williams in Quincy, Massachusetts, in 1939, and he preceded her in death in 1984. She was a homemaker. She lived in the Wheatland, Mo., area from 1998 to 2003. She was a member of the First Christian Church in Ottawa. Survivors include a daughter, Carol Phillips, Naples, Idaho; a step-daughter, Judith Guildford, Ellsworth, Maine; 11 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren. Services will be Thursday, April 28, in the First Christian Church in Ottawa with burial in Concord Cemetery, Concord, Vermont. Services are under direction of Dengel and Son Mortuary, Ottawa, Kansas. From the Index, 11 May 2005 Verna Mae Dietz, 79, Wheatland, Mo., died May 5, 2005, at Citizens Memorial Hospital, Bolivar. She was born July 31, 1925, to Judson and May Bushon Suiter near Quincy, Mo. She grew up in the Quincy and Weaubleau areas and graduated from Weaubleau High School. She married Kenneth Dietz in 1944, and he preceded her in death in 1996. She was a member of the Pomme de Terre United Methodist Church. Survivors include a son, Kenny Paul Dietz, Weaubleau; a daughter, Susan Long, Belton; a brother, W. C. Suiter, Quincy; a sister, Velva Robinett, Danville, California; and two grandsons. Services were May 7 at Hathaway-Peterman Funeral Home Chapel in Wheatland with Rev. Kent Parsons officiating. Burial was in Mount Zion Cemetery, Quincy. From the Index, 11 May 2005 Mack Frank Williams Jr., 52, Kansas City, Mo., died May 5, 2005, at his lake home in Pittsburg, Mo. He was born September 7, 1952, in Kansas City, Mo., to Mack F. Sr. and Ruby Mae McKinzie Williams. He was a truck driver and a U.S. Army veteran. Survivors include a son, Mack Williams III, Bakersfield, California; a brother, Chuck Fields, Breckenridge, Mo.; and three sisters, Nancy Schmoll, Peculiar, Beverly Powell, Macks Creek, and Darlene Rowe, Camdenton. No services are planned at this time. Cremation was under direction of Hathaway-Peterman Funeral Home, Wheatland. From the Index, 11 May 2005 Robert “Bob” Eugene Mountain, 65, Hermitage, Mo., died May 6, 2005, at his home. He was born May 19, 1939, in Kansas City to Harry A. and Evelyn Stewart Mountian. He was a U. S. Army veteran and worked in construction as a heavy equipment operator until his retirement in 1987. He was a member of Preston Bible Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Evelyn; a son, Jeff Mountain, Springfield; two daughters, Lisa Mountain, Mitchell, Nebraska, and Deana Mountain, Grandview; a stepson, Gary Maynard, Hermitage; two step- daughters, Marilyn Miller and Linda Brown, both of Kansas City; a brother, Ronnie Mountain, Lee’s Summit; two sisters, Doris Vanderwalker and Beverly Barnes, both of Lee’s Summit; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Services were May 10 at Hathaway-Peterman Funeral Home Chapel in Wheatland with Rev. Don Kelderhouse officiating. Burial was in Dooly Bend Cemetery west of the Pomme de Terre Dam. From the Index, 11 May 2005 Ellen Arsenault, 85, Laurie, Mo., died May 2, 2005, at Lake Regional Health System, Osage Beach, Mo. She was born November 17, 1919, in the White Cloud community north of Wheatland to John and Lula Weaver. She lived in the Kansas City area from 1957 to 1991 when she moved to the Lake of the Ozarks. She was a member of the Laurie Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Maxime Arsenault in 1996. Survivors include two sons, Loyd M. Breshears, Union Grove, Texas, and Mark D. Arsenault, Middleburg, Florida; a daughter, Naomi E. Briggs, Laurie; eight grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren. Services were May 6 at Chapel Hill-Butler Funeral Home in Kansas City, Kansas with burial in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens. From the Index, 11 May 2005 Billy Joe Downs, 56, Villa Ridge, Mo., died May 4, 2005, in Sullivan, Mo., while playing softball. He was born to William E. and Lois Campbell Downs August 19, 1948. He was a 1966 graduate of Hermitage High School. As a young man he played baseball with a local Kansas City pro ball club. He broke and trained horses and was active in rodeos and horse shows, and competed around the state for many years. He was a carpenter and finisher. Survivors include three sons, Donnie Downs, Kansas City, Kansas, Brian Downs, Chesterfield, Mo., and Randy Downs, Washington, Mo.; his mother Lois Campbell Barkley, Winona, Mo.; his father and step-mother, William E. “Bill” and Elleonora Downs, Warsaw; two step-daughters, Amy Nichols, Eminence, and Angel Stablman, Franklin Co., Mo.; four sisters, Karen Hessel, Kearney, Janice Warner, Archie, Sandra Hohmann, Kansas City, and Donita Barkley, Shawnee, Kansas; five brothers, Jerry and Gary Downs, Warsaw, Johnny and Gary Barkley, Winona, and Terry Barkley, Rolla; two grandsons; and eight step-grandchildren. Services were May 9 in the Duncan Funeral Home Chapel in Winona. From the Index, 18 May 2005 Ruby Elizabeth Parson, 87, Holden, Mo., died May 6, 2005, at John Knox Village Care Center. She was born November 2, 1917, to William Edward and Effie Riddle Rickson in Wheatland, Mo. She was a graduate of Wheatland High School. She married Lester Faye Parson in 1939, and he preceded her in death. She worked as a lab technician in Holden and at the Clinton General Hospital. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Holden. Survivors include her son, Ed Parson, Lee’s Summit; a sister, Grace Jordan, Warrensburg; a grandson; and a great-granddaughter. From the Index, 18 May 2005 Alaska Irene Herd Swearengin, 89, Collins, Mo., died May 10, 2005, in her home. She was born January 20, 1916, at Isabella, Mo., to Joe E. and Alta Mae Wallace Herd. She graduated from Gainesville High School. She married Roy L. Swearengin in 1935, and he preceded her in death in 2003. They lived in Theodosia, Mo., until 1952 when they moved to Collins. Survivors include two daughters, Wanda Cassell, Stockton; Thelma Underwood, El Dorado Springs; two sons, Leslie Swearengin, Olathe, Kansas, and Darrell Swearengin of Stockton; two brothers, Dallas Herd, Noble, Mo., and Willard Herd, Collins; two sisters, Donna Hobbs, Raytown, and Bonnie Johnson, Dixon; 16 grandchildren; 31 great- grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Services were May 14 in the Butler Funeral Home Chapel, Bolivar, with Rev. Allen Kauffman officiating. Burial was in Freeman-Holsapple Cemetery, Collins. From the Index, 18 May 2005 Leonard Edwin Wilson, 89, Slater, Mo., died May 7, 2005, at Fitzgibbons Hospital in Marshall. He was born April 21, 1916, to Clarence and Sarah Wilson in Hickory County. He was a 1935 graduate of Hermitage High School and a U.S. Navy veteran. He married Hildred Hickman in 1941. He was a retired electrician and a member of the Slater Presbyterian Church. Survivors include his wife Hildred; a son, Doug Wilson; two sisters, Shirley Sallee, Bolivar, and Mary Gilbert, Tifton, Georgia; and a grandson. Memorial services will be May 27 at the Slater Presbyterian Church. From the Index, 18 May 2005 William F. Kelsey, 87, Hermitage, passed away May 14, 2005 at Christian Health Care, Hermitage. He was born June 6, 1917, at Kansas City, Mo., to Clyde Edward and Icy Kelsey. He was a rancher and a U.S. Army veteran. He had lived in Brookfield, Mo., and Kingman, Az., and moved to Weaubleau in 1991. He was a member of the Coon Creek Baptist Church, Collins. He is survived by his wife, Evelyn Kelsey. No services are planned. Cremation was under the direction of Hathaway-Peterman Funeral Home, Wheatland. From the Index, 18 May 2005 Mindi Rae Long, 28, of Cross Timbers, passed away May 13, 2005, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident near Urbana. She was born April 21, 1977, in Oklahoma City, Ok. She had worked at the Christian Health Care Center, local banks and was a waitress. She graduated from Hermitage High School in 1995, then earned a dietitian degree. She was a member of the Bethel Baptist Church of Pittsburg. She was married to Danny Long Sr. in June 2000. Survivors include her husband, Danny Long Sr.; two children, Emily Shields and Conner Ray Long, both of the home; her mother and father, Glenda and Tony Ball of Fair Grove; two brothers, Tom Ball of Nashville, Tn., and Joey Ball of Fair Grove; a sister, Libby Ball of Fair Grove; grandparents, Russ and Ruth Adams of El Reno, Ok., and Varl Ball of Eagle Rock, Mo.; and great-grandparents, Herschel and Maudie Miller of El Reno, Ok. Services were 2 p.m. Monday, May 16, at Hathaway-Peterman Chapel with Rev. Tony Ball officiating. Burial was in Cross Timbers Cemetery under direction of Hathaway-Peterman Funeral Home, Wheatland. From the Index, 18 May 2005 Gary W. Johnson, 62, Urbana, passed away May 13, 2005, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident near Urbana. The family plans no services. From the Index, 18 May 2005 Ellena Jean “Honey” Hendricks, 66, passed away Saturday, May 14, 2005, at her home in Urbana. She was born March 21, 1939, in Celt, Mo., and was the daughter of the late Rhoder Preston and Sarah Ellen (Colvin) Urie. Her family moved to the Urbana area when she was in her early teens, and she graduated from Urbana High School. She was a care giver and house painter. She lived in various parts of the state, returning to Urbana area about two years ago. She was preceded in death by her parents, sisters and brothers-in- law, Eva and Archie Kirk and Barbara and Donald Dowell. She is survived by a daughter, Robin Mazo, of St. Louis; two sons, Tracy Hendricks of Conroe, Tx., and Eric Hendricks of Fenton, Mo.; two sisters, Shirl Bradshaw of Urbana, and Delores “Tod” Burks of Urbana; a brother, George Urie, Bolivar; and five grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, May 20, at Cantlon Otterness Funeral Chapel, Urbana, with Bro. Loren Dryer and Bro. Claire Reed officiating. Interment will be in Pleasant Ridge Cemetery. From the Index, 1 June 2005 Max Edward Williams, 93, Cole Camp, Mo., died May 18, 2005, at Good Samaritan Care Center in Cole Camp. He was born July 22, 1911, at Aurora, Nebraska, to Edward and Jeannie Woolrey Williams. He married Eleanor Lorraine George in 1932, and she preceded him in death in 1989. In 1990 he married Edna Faith. He was a member of the Humansville United Methodist Church. He owned and operated the Humansville Star-Leader newspaper from 1951 to 1976 and was a past president of the Ozark Press Association. Survivors include a daughter, Eleanor Kearney, Rogers, Arkansas; two sons, Charles Williams, Pasadena, California, and George Williams, Cole Camp; two sisters, Evelyn Sullivar, Long Beach, California, and Merle Morrison, Redding, California; nine grandchildren; and 10 great- grandchildren. Services were May 22 in Murray Funeral Home, Humansville. From the Index, 1 June 2005 Icel May Harlan Theen, 98, Hermitage, Mo., died May 25, 2005, at Christian Health Care, Hermitage. She was born March 12, 1907, in Hickory County to Claude and Nora Skinner Harlan. She married Eugene Gregor Theen in 1939 in Bakersfield, California, and they moved to Missouri in 1940. He preceded her in death in 1985. Survivors include a son, Robert Theen, Pleasant Hill; a daughter, Charlene Smart, Hermitage; a sister, Pearl Beck, Cross Timbers; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Services were May 31 in Hathaway-Peterman Funeral Home Chapel at Wheatland with Rev. Walter Admire officiating. Burial was in Hermitage Cemetery. From the Index, 1 June 2005 Anna May Harryman Walden, 88, Longmont, Colorado, died May 22, 2005, at Life Care Center in Longmont. She was born October 19, 1916, in Wheatland, Mo., to Don and Agee Rees Harryman. She graduated from Weaubleau High School, attended business college and worked in the Kansas City area. She married George J. Walden in 1940. He preceded her in death in January 2005. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Longmont. Survivors include a son, Jim Walden, Bayfield, Colorado; four daughters, Pamela Ernst, Gelia Young and Janine Steger, all of Longmont and Kristin Cazer, Eaton, Colorado; a brother, Don R. Harryman, Raytown; and two sisters, Kathryn Stella, Wrangell, Alaska, and Barbara Driver, Rossville, Kansas. A memorial service was held May 27 at the First United Methodist Church in Longmont. From the Index, 1 June 2005 Dolores Louise Roberts, 66, Bolivar, Mo., died May 25, 2005, at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas. She was born August 12, 1938, near Goodson, Mo., to Willard Ray and Fern Evelyn Jones Gamel. She married Donald Roberts in 1957. She was a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church. She was active in the Citizens Memorial Healthcare Auxiliary and the family business, Roberts Bros. Sale Barn. Survivors include her husband, Donald; three daughters, Debbi McGinnis, Donita Pirkle and Denise Stutenkemper; a son, Dwight Roberts; two sisters, Juanita Patton, Bolivar, and Evelyn Baker, Rolla; and 12 grandchildren. Services were May 29 in Pitts Funeral Home Chapel, Bolivar, with burial in Payne Cemetery, Polk. Memorials may be made to CMH Auxiliary of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society in care of Pitts Chapel. From the Index, 1 June 2005 Maurine Simmons, 87, Springfield, Mo., died May 24, 2005, at St. John's Hospital in Springfield. She was born July 29, 1917, in the Grand Pass, Mo., area to John and Grace Edwards Gorman. She married Alfred Simmons in 1937. She had lived in the Grand Pass community for 85 years before moving to Springfield two years ago. She served as postmaster of Grand Pass for 18 years and as Malta Bend postmaster for over 18 years. She was a member of the Grand Pass Christian Church, the National Association of US Postmasters and the Malta Bend American Legion Auxiliary. Survivors include her husband, ALfred; a son, Gerald Simmons of the Lake Pomme de Terre area; three grandchildren; and four great- grandchildren. Services were May 28 at the Campbell-Lewis Funeral Home Chapel in Marshall, Mo. Burial was in Mt. Nebo Cemetery, Grand Pass. From the Index, 1 June 2005 Howard Lee Greenwood, Sr., 80, Wheatland, Mo., died May 29, 2005, at his home. He was born January 16, 1925, to Melford and Eva Greenwood in Bartlesville, Oklahoma. He was a printing pressman in Kansas City, Mo., until he retired in 1988 and moved to Wheatland. Survivors include his wife Mary; two sons, Howard Greenwood, Jr., Springfield, and Danny Greenwood, Kansas City; and four grandchildren. Services will be Wednesday, June 1, at 11 a.m. in Hathaway- Peterman Funeral Home Chapel in Wheatland. From the Index, 1 June 2005 Rolland Lee "Ron" Duke, 58, Urbana, Mo., died May 29, 2005 in his home. He was a retired truck driver and an Army veteran. Survivors include his wife Brenda; a daughter, Crystal Jerrett, Tunas; two sons, Ronnie Duke and Brent Norton, both of Urbana; a sister, Zoe Johnson; four brothers, John, Rick and Tom Foster and Lee McDuffer; and a granddaughter. Memorial services will be Wednesday, June 1, at 6 p.m. in the Montgomery-Viets Funeral Home Chapel. A private family graveside service will be held later. From the Index, 1 June 2005 Benjamin Wells Warner, 88, Urbana, Mo., died May 30, 2005, at his home. He was a retired Kansas City dental professor. Survivors include two daughters, Pamela Dawes of Halfway and Susan Craig of Peculiar. Private family services will be held later. Services are under direction of Montgomery-Viets Funeral Home of Buffalo. From the Index, 8 June 2005 Everett J. Ray, 83, Hermitage, Mo., died June 2, 2005, at the Christian Health Care Center in Hermitage. He was born in Hickory County, Mo., September 22, 1921, to Farris and Nona Coon Ray. He grew up in Hickory County and graduated from Cross Timbers High School. He was a US Navy Veteran. He married Katherine L. Hageney in 1945, and they lived in New York. They moved to Independence in 1978, and he worked as a body and fender man for Kansas City Auto Painting Company and several other companies. For the past three years he has been a resident of Christian Health Care Center in Hermitage. Survivors include his wife Katherine; two sons, James Ray, Kansas City, and Dr. Thomas Ray, Huntsville, Ohio; a brother, Bernie Ray, Cross Timbers; and two grandchildren. A family visitation will be held Thursday, June 9, from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the Reser Funeral Home in Warsaw. Graveside services and military honors will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Bethel Campground Cemetery near Edwards, Mo. From the Index, 8 June 2005 David T. Kain, Sr., 80, Warsaw, Mo., died June 4, 2005, at his home. He was born September 22, 1924, in Quincy, Mo., to Albert Thomas and Fannie Ella Holliman Kain. He grew up in Hickory County and attended Avery School and Wheatland High School. He was a US Army veteran. He married Nora Virginia Booyer in Wheatland in 1951, and she preceded him in death in 2003. They lived in Kansas City where he was a machine operator for the Wonder Bread Bakery for thirty years. In the early 1980's and following retirement they moved to Weaubleau where they lived until 1996 when they moved to Warsaw. He was a member of the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church near Wheatland. Survivors include two daughters, Mae McLaughlin, Cole Camp, and Lorene Thomas, Warsaw; two sons, David Kain, Smithton, and Toni Kain, Seymour; a sister, Ruby Box, Wheatland; 11 grandchildren; and 10 great- grandchildren. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 8, at Fredonia Cemetery, with Rev. Jackie Davis officiating. Services are under direction of Reser Funeral Home, Warsaw. From the Hickory County Index, 7 Jan 2004 Vivian Tuck Breshears, 88, Weaubleau, Mo., died January 3, 2044, at Big Spring Care Center, Humansville. She was born April 20, 1915 in Quincy to Frank and Bessie Pyle Tuck. She was a longtime Weaubleau area resident and a member of Hopewell Baptist Church, Quincy. She had worked as a Scout camp cook and a seamstress at Unitog in Warsaw. Survivors include three sons, Harry Parker, Weaubleau, Loren Parker, Frederick, Colorado, and Joe Parker, Wheatland; two daughters, Orene Wood and Lorene Cumley, both of Weaubleau; a step-daughter, Louise Sieker, Liberty; three brothers, Frankie Tuck, Savannah, Mo., Johnny Tuck, Quincy, and Leonard Tuck, Wheatland; four sisters, Barbara Brent, Warsaw, Sylva Cadwell, Kansas, Geneva DeLozier, Buffalo, and Gloria Jump, Bolivar; several grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren. Services were Monday, January 5, at Hathaway-Peterman Funeral Home Chapel at Wheatland with Rev. Kent Parson officiating. Burial was in Crutsinger Cemetery, Weaubleau. From the Hickory County Index, 7 Jan 2004 Wilma Jean Henderson, 83, Warsaw, Mo., died January 2, 2004, at St. Luke’s Hospital, Kansas City. She was born September 19, 1920, in Weaubleau to Lee and Nancy Shockley. She graduated from Weaubleau High School in 1938 and married George Orvis Henderson in 1939. They lived in the Kansas City area 31 years where she was employed by Montgomery Ward. After retirement they moved to the Pomme de Terre Lake area for 29 years and then moved to the Warsaw area. She was a member of Cedar Grove Baptist Church of Warsaw. She is survived by nieces and nephews. Services were January 6 at Hathaway-Peterman Funeral Home Chapel at Wheatland with Rev. Bill Hix and Rev. Rick Walters officiating. Burial was in Robinson Cemetery west of Weaubleau. Memorials may be sent to the Cedar Grove Baptist Church, Warsaw, or the Galmey Community Bible Church, Wheatland. From the Hickory County Index, 7 Jan 2004 Helen Aileen Kinslow, 73, Urbana, Mo., died January 2, 2004, in her home. She was born June 4, 1930, in Edgar, Nebraska, to James and Leah Short White. She moved to the Urbana area at the age of ten and graduated from Urbana High School. She married John Kinslow in 1947 in Fort Scott, Kansas. They had lived on the family farm near Urbana since 1966. She was a member of the Pleasant Ridge Freewill Baptist Church. Survivors include a son, Don Kinslow, Urbana; three daughters, Connie Bishop, Merino, Colorado, Kathy Cooke, Goodson, Debbie Woodyard, Urbana; two brothers, David White, Garden City, and Terry White, Urbana; two sisters, Betty Mason, Kansas City, and Linda Swearengin, Olathe, Kansas; 12 grandchildren; and 11 great- grandchildren. Services were January 6 in the Cantlon-Otterness Funeral Home Chapel, Urbana, with Rev. Robert Long officiating. Interment was in Hopewell Cemetery. Memorials may be made to CMH Hospice or the Hopewell Cemetery Fund. From the Hickory County Index, 7 Jan 2004 Nancy June Sutton Mabary, 66, Greenfield, Mo., died January 2, 2004, in her home. She was born June 19, 1937, in Urbana, Mo., to Nada and Harmon Sutton. She married Jesse Lee Mabary, and to this union eight children were born. She was a charter member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Ladies Auxiliary. Survivors include four sons, Harold “Les” Mabary, Greenfield, Robert Mabary, Buffalo, Olin Mabary, Missouri, John Mabary, Springfield; two daughters, Regina Brooks, Lamar, and June Jones, Eubank, Kentucky; her mother, Nada Sutton, Buffalo; three brothers, Vincent Sutton, Buffalo, Virgil Sutton and Charles Sutton, both of Louisburg; three sisters, Isabelle Cotton, Warsaw, Mary Etta Spice, Buffalo, and Francis Tindle, Springfield; 29 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. Graveside services were January 6 at the Mission Ridge Cemetery, Urbana, with Pastor Loren Dryer officiating. Services are under direction of Greenfield Funeral Home Chapel. From the Hickory County Index, 7 Jan 2004 Blanche Darby Fowler Kelley, 91, Springfield, Mo., died January 1, 2004, in St. John’s Mercy Villa. She was born August 30, 1912, to John L. and Emma Maddux Darby in Dallas County, Mo. She graduated from Urbana High School in 1930. She was a long time teacher in the Tunas School District where she taught both elementary and high school. She also taught several years in the Missouri State School in Monett. She was an original member of the board of directors appointed by the Dallas County Court in 1953 to organize and start the Dallas County Health Care Center that opened in 1954. She was employed eleven years as bookkeeper for Dallas County Assessor’s office. She was a member of Central Christian Church in Springfield and a long time member of the Eastern Star in Macks Creek and later in Buffalo. Survivors include two daughters, Maryetta Slack and Kay Peele, both of Springfield; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Services were January 5 at the Gorman-Scharpf Funeral Home in Springfield. Burial was in National Cemetery. From the Hickory County Index, 7 Jan 2004 Francis Hunt, 88, Grandview, Mo., died January 5, 2004, at the home of his son north of Warsaw. He was born October 21, 1915, in Weaubleau to Isaac Bradford and Clara B. Sheriff Hunt. He was a graduate of Weaubleau High School and served several years in the US Coast Guard. He was a part-time insurance agent for MFA, a member of the UAW and retired from General Motors Leeds Plant after 40 years of service. He was a member of the Grandview Assembly of God. Survivors include a daughter, Marian Concannon, Lodi, California; a son, Gary Hunt, Warsaw; two sisters, Elizabeth Loeffler, Weaubleau, and Marjorie Blackwell, Hermitage; a brother, Dean Hunt, Weaubleau; and two grandchildren. Services will be Thursday, January 8, at 10 a.m. at McGilley and George Funeral Home in Grandview. Visitation will be 9 a.m. until service time. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Durnell Chapel Cemetery, Weaubleau. Memorials may be sent to the Benton County Hospice. From the Hickory County Index, 7 Jan 2004 Dorothy F. Groshong, 85, Pittsburg, Mo., formerly of Lenexa, Kansas, died January 5, 2004, at Citizens Memorial Healthcare Facility, Bolivar. She was born September 16, 1918, in Rock Creek, Kansas, to Henry and Maude Webster Hagen. She was a homemaker and a longtime area resident of Lenexa. She had moved to the Pittsburg area last year. Survivors include three sons, Ron Groshong, Lenexa, Kansas, Frank Groshong, Pittsburg, and Jerry Groshong, Tonganoxie, Kansas; 14 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; and a great- great-grandchild. Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, January 10, at McLouth Cemetery, McLouth, Kansas, with Rev. Rick Walters officiating. Services are under the direction of Hathaway-Peterman Funeral Home, Wheatland. Friends may call at their convenience 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. From the Hickory County Index, 22 Jun 2005 Herbert W. Laughlin, 92, Laurie, Mo., formerly of Wheatland, Mo., died June 11, 2005, at the Laurie Care Center. He was born October 17, 1912, in Wheatland, to Jesse and Cora Bell Feltingberger Laughlin. He married Edna Mildred Hanson in 1937, and she preceded him in death. He was a self-employed auto mechanic and a member of the Masonic Lodge and Shrine Club. Survivors include a daughter, Pat Mock, Laurie; a brother, Marion J. Laughlin, Belton; a sister, Bonnie Worley, Lawrence, Kansas; a granddaughter; and two great-grandsons. Graveside services were June 14 at Dooly Bend Cemetery west of Pomme de Terre Dam. Services were under direction of Kidwell- Garber Funeral Home in Laurie. From the Hickory County Index, 22 Jun 2005 Kenneth J. Redhair, 71, Lincoln, California, died June 16, 2005, at his home. He was a former resident of Springfield, Mo., and Olathe, Kansas, prior to moving to California where he was manager of an apartment complex in Vacaville. Survivors include his wife Barbara; a daughter, Andria of Olathe, Kansas; a son, Mark Redhair, Lincoln, California; a brother, Ted Redhair, Hermitage; and two grandchildren. A memorial service will be Saturday, July 2, 2 p.m. at the Plum Grove Church south of Humansville, Mo. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Plum Grove Church in care of the church treasurer at PO Box 297, Hermitage, Mo. 65668. From the Hickory County Index, 22 Jun 2005 Herbert Walter Hall, 79, Wheatland, Mo., died June 16, 2005, at the home of his daughter. He was born in Three Bridges, New Jersey, May 11, 1926, to Walter Opie and Etta Magdaline Leach Hall. He served a short time in both the Army and Navy and spent 18 years in the Air Force before retiring in 1975. When not serving in the military he lived in Bellow Falls, Vermont, before moving to Hickory County 15 years ago. Survivors include a daughter, Lauretta M. Britz, Wheatland; a son, Michael J. Hall, Putney, Vermont; and four grandchildren. Private family services will be at a later date. Cremation was under direction of Hathaway-Peterman Funeral Home, Wheatland. From the Hickory County Index, 22 Jun 2005 Mabel Jo Thomas, 93, Raytown, Mo., died June 15, 2005, at the Bickford House in Raytown. She was born October 19, 1911, to James Harvey and Anna Johnson Goodwin in Kansas City, Kansas. She graduated from Wyandotte High School in Kansas City, Kansas. She pursued various occupations in the clerical and secretarial field. She lived in the Wheatland and Galmey community from 1984 to 2003 when she moved to the Kansas City area. She was a member of the Hermitage Christian Church. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Albert Anderson, in 1984 and her second husband, Ray Thomas, whom she married in 1986. Survivors include two sons, Jerry of Kansas City, Mo., and Jim of Kansas City, Kansas; 11 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren. Graveside services were June 18 in Dooly Bend Cemetery west of the Pomme de Terre Dam with Rev. Ralph Lindenberger officiating. Services were under direction of Hathaway-Peterman Funeral Home, Wheatland. From the Hickory County Index, 22 Jun 2005 Chloia Franklin Southard Stevens was born on July 31, 1918, the daughter of Walter Franklin and Mealie Mae Mullins Southard and departed this life on June 11, 2005, at Christian Health Care of Hermitage, Missouri. She attended school at Hartville and Oak Grove schools at Mill Creek west of Cross Timbers through the eighth grade. She was married to Irl M. Stevens on October 29, 1938, and they were married 59 years before his passing on October 23, 1997. To this union one daughter, Deanna Kay, was born. Chloia was a longtime member of South New Home Baptist Church at Cross Timbers where she sang in the choir and attended as long as her health permitted. She loved cooking, gardening, quilting and fishing. She was a cook at schools and many restaurants, and was a lady custodian at Raytown High School until retirement. She was preceded in death by her husband, Irl; her father, Walter; mother, Mealie; stepfather, Everett Breshears; sisters, Faye Admire and Zelma Thomas; brothers, Odie and Dean Breshears. She is survived by one daughter, Deanna, and her husband, Charles McCormack of Pomona, Missouri; sister-in-law, Huetta Breshears, of Wheatland; special cousin, Juanita Jenkins, of Cross Timbers; many nieces and nephews; other relatives; a host of friends; and her caregivers at Christian Health Care of Hermitage. Services were at Reser Funeral Home in Warsaw, Missouri Tuesday, June 14 with Rev. Walter Admire, Officiating. Pallbearers were Alvin Stevens, Don Davis, J.W. DeFreece, Scott Holmes, Michael Admire, and Rick Foster. Interment was in Cross Timbers Cemetery. We extend our heartfelt thanks to those who expressed their sympathy in so many beautiful and practical ways during our sorrow. For the floral tribute, the food, prayers, and other expressions of love and concern, we are deeply grateful. -Deanna and Charles McCormack From the Hickory County Index, 17 Aug 2005 Cora I. Perkins, 89, Marshall, Mo., died August 10, 2005, at Mar- Saline Manor in Marshall. She was born February 2, 1916, in Marshall to John Samuel and Margaret Harris Case. She married Rev. A. Coleman Perkins in 1931. He preceded her in death in 1979. She had lived in Marshall most of her life and was a member of the First Assembly of God Church. She and her husband pastored Assembly of God churches for 42 years. She worked at Stamper’s in Marshall along with being a homemaker. Survivors include four sons, John R. Perkins, Goodlettsville, Tennnessee, Thomas Perkins, Belle, Mo., Rev. Fred A. Perkins, Hermitage, and Bill Perkins, Holden; three daughters, Doris Hayes, Wheatland, Coleta Murray, Marshall, and Cora Bonebrake, Rolla; a sister, Patsy Mark, Marshall; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Services were August 13 at the First Assembly of God Church in Marshall. Burial was in Shiloh Cemetery near Marshall. From the Hickory County Index, 17 Aug 2005 Mary P. Stewart Jennings, 99, Bolivar, Mo., died July 20, 2005, in Citizens Memorial Healthcare Facility. She was born July 9, 1906, in Zion, Illinois, to John and Stella Robertson Griesheimer. She was employed as a telephone operator for 25 years and was a former member of the Order of the Eastern Star. She had been a resident of Bolivar since 1997. She was preceded in death by both her husbands, Paul Elmo Stewart and Lester Jennings. Survivors include a son, John Stewart, Bolivar; two step-daughters, Norma Elder, Florence, Colorado, and Lorraine Liptak, Pueblo, Colorado; ten grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren. Visitation was July 22 at the Murray Funeral Home in Bolivar. Interment will be later in Union Highland Cemetery, Canon City, Colorado. From the Hickory County Index, 17 Aug 2005 Ronnie Otis Cowden, 62, Weaubleau, Mo., died August 9, 2005, at his home. He was born September 24, 1942, in Woodlake, California, to Otis and Gertrude Elizabeth Durham Cowden. He had been in the house painting business, a route driver for Foremost Dairy Co., driver for a vending company and had worked for the Springfield lime quarry. Survivors include his wife Sherry; four sons, Ricky Cowden, Springfield, Christopher Cowden, Dustin Cowden and Adam Cowden, all of the home; his mother, Gertrude Cowden, Bolivar; seven sisters, Lela Cates, Beverly Manes, Connie Bouling, Ronda Mitchell, Margie Barker, all of the Bolivar area, Janie Sanders, Halfway, and Janett Slagle, Morrisville; and four step-grandchildren. Graveside services were August 12 in the Slagle Cemetery south of Bolivar under direction of Butler Funeral Home, Bolivar. From the Hickory County Index, 17 Aug 2005 Dr. Orlis J. Durnell, 88, Sedalia, Mo., formerly of Flemington, died August 6, 2005, at Missouri Veterans Home in Warrensburg. He was born September 29, 1916, in Weaubleau, Mo., to Gene and Eula Mae Hogue Durnell. He married Jacquline Denney in Springfield in 1942. He attended Flemington High School, Southwest Missouri State College in Springfield and graduated from the University of Missouri-Kansas City in 1945. He was a US Navy veteran. He worked with Boy Scout Troop 66 in Sedalia for many years and served as president of Sedalia Lions Club two terms and was an active member for 57 years. He was a member of the Central District Dental Society and a member of the First Christian Church in Sedalia. Survivors include his wife Jackie; two sons, Larus Gary Durnall, Phoenix, Arizona, and Gerald “Joe” Wynn, St. Louis, Mo.; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Services were August 10 at the First Christian Church in Sedalia with burial in Memorial Park Cemetery. From the Hickory County Index, 17 Aug 2005 Phillip George Pappas, 17, Butler, Mo., died August 8, 2005, near Ballard, Mo., as a result of an automobile accident. He was born September 7, 1987, in Kansas City, Mo. He attended Ballard High School near Butler. He was employed as a heavy equipment operator for Excape Contracting in Columbia, Mo., for the past two years. Survivors include his mother and step-father, Christina and Garry Wyatt, Butler; his father and step-mother, Nicholas and Carol Pappas, Lawton, Oklahoma; four brothers, Justin Holmer and William Pappas, both of Lawton, Oklahoma, Seth Wyatt, Harrisonville, Mo., and Brandon Wyatt, Butler; two sisters, Annie Pappas and Jenna Wyatt both of Butler; his maternal grandparents, Clifford and Paula Eldred, Wheatland; maternal grandmother, Sharon Connely, Holden, Mo., maternal great- grandmother, Mildred Eldred, Macks Creek; maternal great-grandfather, Paul Hays, Wheatland; paternal grandparents, Phillip and Mary Pappas, Independence; paternal grandmother, Mary Holmes, Osceola; and paternal great-grandparents, Jesse and Evelyn Wyatt Wooliver, Climax Springs. Services were August 12 in the Dickey Funeral Home in Garden City, Mo. Interment was in Grant Cemetery near Creighton, Mo. From the Hickory County Index, 17 Aug 2005 Betty Jeanne Anderson, 81, Buffalo, Mo., died August 14, 2005, at Citizens Memorial Hospital in Bolivar. She was born May 13, 1924, in Keifer, Oklahoma, to James William and Martha Madalyn Fox McMillian. She married Adolph Anderson in 1946 in West Plains, Mo., before moving to the Urbana area in the mid-1950’s. She had worked for the Urbana Telephone Company, Skelgas and in the county assessor’s office. She was a member of the Buffalo United Methodist Church. Survivors include a daughter, Linda Fisher, Kansas City, Mo.; a son, Dave Anderson, Buffalo; four grandchildren; and five great- grandchildren. Services will be Wednesday, August 17, in the Cantlon-Otterness Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Bower Chapel Cemetery north of Urbana. From the Hickory County Index, 17 Aug 2005 Rose Mary Moore, 68, Belton, Mo., formerly of the Pittsburg area, died Monday, August 15, 2005, at her home. She was born June 20, 1937, in Kansas City to Thomas James and Laura Elizabeth Dell Seaborn. She was a registered nurse, a member of the Association of Operating Room Nurses and the American Nurses Association. Her husband Ernest preceded her in death. Survivors include two sons, Brian Moore, Liberty, and Troy Moore, Pittsburg; three daughters, Lisa of San Bernardino, Sheila and Eugenia, both of Belton; seven grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. A memorial mass will be at 6 p.m. Wednesday, August 17, at St. Sabina Catholic Church in Belton. Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, August 18, at D.W. Newcomers Sons, Johnson County Chapel, 11200 Metcalf, Overland Park, Kansas. Burial will be in Johnson County Memorial Gardens. The Index, 5 Jun 1924 Emmet D. Brown was born at Glenmont, Ohio, Oct. 28, 1855, moved to Hickory county, Mo., in 1891, where he lived on his farm near Union Hill, for 14 years, after which he moved to Weaubleau and engaged in the grocery business, in which he was occupied up to the time of his death. He was married to Miss Jennie Miller, Oct. 4, 1883, to which union two daughters were born, Fern and Cecil. He united with the Christian church at Union Hill in January 1902, and has been an active church supporter ever since. He served as superintendent of the Sunday school, at Union Hill while he lived in that neighborhood, and since moving to Weaubleau has served in the same capacity and also as Sunday school teacher. He leaves behind to mourn their loss a wife, 2 daughters, (Mrs. Fern Allee and Mrs. Cecil Murnan), 3 grandchildren, all living in the community, 1 brother and 5 sisters, living in Ohio, and a host of other friends. He goes to join in the great Beyond a father, mother, 1 grand-daughter, 2 brothers and many other relatives and friends. Contributed by Juanita Lowrance: Vivian Tuck Breshears, 88, Weaubleau, Mo., died January 3, 2004, at Big Spring Care Center, Humansville. She was born April 20, 1915 in Quincy to Frank and Bessie Pyle Tuck. She was a longtime Weaubleau area resident and a member of Hopewell Baptist Church, Quincy. She had worked as a Scout camp cook and a seamstress at Unitog in Warsaw. Survivors include three sons, Harry Parker, Weaubleau, Loren Parker, Frederick, Colorado, and Joe Parker, Wheatland; two daughters, Orene Wood and Lorene Cumley, both of Weaubleau; a step-daughter, Louise Sieker, Liberty; three brothers, Frankie Tuck, Savannah, Mo., Johnny Tuck, Quincy, and Leonard Tuck, Wheatland; four sisters, Barbara Brent, Warsaw, Sylva Cadwell, Kansas, Geneva DeLozier, Buffalo, and Gloria Jump, Bolivar; several grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren. Services were Monday, January 5, at Hathaway-Peterman Funeral Home Chapel at Wheatland with Rev. Kent Parson officiating. Burial was in Crutsinger Cemetery, Weaubleau.
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