Obituaries
Obituaries
Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary: Jefferson City Post Tribune, Wednesday, December 10, 1997 Inez B. Bond, 97, Brumley, died Tuesday at Osage Beach Health Care Center. She was born Aug. 21, 1900, in Brumley, a daughter of Victor and Lucy Barnett Goethe. She was married May 31, 1919, in Kansas City, Kan., to Gilbert B. Bond, who died Jan. 18, 1990. She was a homemaker and a member of Riverview Baptist Church, Osage Beach. Survivors include: two daughters, Georgia Svetlich and Mildred Bean, both of Brumley; two sisters, Ollie Thornsberry, O’Fallon, and Ida Stephens, Kansas City, Kan.; one grandson, four great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. One granddaughter preceded her in death. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Boltz Cemetery, near Brumley. The Rev. Michael Farris will officiate. Memorials are suggested to Osage Beach Health Care Center. Arrangements are under the direction of Rekus Funeral Home, Iberia. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary: Jefferson City Post Tribune, Wednesday, June 25, 1997 Mabel Lecta Edwards, 88, Iberia, died Tuesday at Capital Region Medical Center-Southwest. She was born May 9, 1909, in Miller County, a daughter of Francis M. and Mary Ardelia Morrow Humphrey. She was married April 17, 1934, in Houston, to George Tony Edwards, who died March 2, 1964. A lifelong resident of Iberia, she worked many years as a receptionist for the guest house at Ft. Leonard Wood, and also as a food service supervisor for Tan-Tar-A. She was a member of Iberia First Christian Church and the Women’s Progressive Farmers Association. Survivors include: one stepson, James Edwards, Tuscumbia; one brother, Truman Humphrey, Iberia; one sister, Erma Farnham, Iberia; nine grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren. One stepson, Herbert Calfin Edwards preceded her in heath. Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Rekus Funeral Home, Iberia. Burial will be in Iberia Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. today. Memorials are suggested to the Diabetes Association or the American Heart Association. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary: Jefferson City News Tribune, Sunday, June 29, 1997 Virgie M. Barker Hendrickson, 74, Eldon, died Friday from injuries sustained in a traffic accident in Miller County. She was born April 4, 1923, in Grove Spring, a daughter of John L. and Della Huckaby Barker. She was married June 15, 1955, in Lebanon to Daniel J. Hendrickson, who survives at the home. She lived in the Swedeborg/Crocker area for 30 years and in the Eldon area for 20 years. She was retired from her job as a production worker at Fasco in Eldon. She was a member of Crocker Christian Church and the WIBC League. Other survivors include: three sons, Evert Winfrey and Rocky Hendrickson, both of Brumley, and David Hendrickson, Rocky Mount; four daughters, Mary Perry, Lebanon, Brenda Wright, Latham, and Kathy Burris and Kim Busch, both of Eldon; 18 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. Graveside services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday in Odell Cemetery, Grove Spring. The Rev. Sammy Dismong will officiate. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. today at Griswold-Kays Funeral Home, Eldon. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary: Jefferson City Post Tribune, Wednesday, February 19, 1997 Gladys F. Helms, 85, Eldon, died Tuesday at St. Marys Health Center. She was born Oct. 7, 1911, in Arrow Rock, a daughter of Ernest E. and Alma B. Land Foster. She was married Nov. 29, 1946, in Sedalia, to Loyd C. Helms, who died June 18, 1990. She received a bachelor’s degree in education from Central Missouri State University, and did graduate studies at the University of Missouri-Columbia. She taught business education and music for 33 years in various secondary schools, most recently at Eldon High School, retiring in 1976. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star Chapter 323, Tipton. Survivors include: one son, Cleet Helms, Jefferson City; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Phillips Funeral Home, Eldon. Borys Boyuk will officiate. Burial will be in Eldon City Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary: Jefferson City Post Tribune, Tuesday, January 14, 1997 James Dewayne “Wayne” Hodge, 42, St. Elizabeth, died Monday at his home. He was born June 25, 1954, in Iberia, a son of James and Eunice Farrow Hodge. His father survives in St. Elizabeth. He was married May 27, 1972, in St. Elizabeth, to Judy Helton, who survives of the home. He co-owned and co-operated Hodge Trucking since 1994. He had bred and shown horses since the late 1970s. He was a member of the Appaloosa Horse Club and the American Quarter Horse Association. He was a member of Humphreys Creek Christian Church near St. Elizabeth. Other survivors include: two sons, Stacy Hodge and Travis Hodge, both of St. Elizabeth; and two sisters, Sandra Rowden, St. Elizabeth, and Donna Patterson, Ulman. Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Rekus Funeral Home, Iberia. Brother Gene Edwards will officiate. Burial will be in Union Cemetery near Iberia. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. today. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary: Jefferson City Post Tribune, Saturday, December 13, 1997 Clara Miller, 86, Osage Beach, died Thursday at Osage Beach Healthcare Center. She was born Dec. 22, 1910, in Altenburg, a daughter of Joseph and Lydia Kaufmann Gruenwald. She was married Feb. 6, 1935, in St. Louis, to Robert F. Miller, who died Nov. 23, 1982. She and her husband were former owners of Pleasure Point Resort at Lake of the Ozarks. She was a member of Bethany Lutheran Church of Eldon. She is survived by nieces and nephews. Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Phillips Funeral Home. Pastor Terry Grebing will officiate. Burial will be in Eldon City Cemetery. Visitatio will be from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Monday. Memorials are suggested to Bethany Lutheran Church. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary: Jefferson City Post Tribune, Thursday, January 9, 1997 Jackson Wayne Mace, 47, Tuscumbia, died Wednesday at h is home. He was born Nov. 18, 1949, in Waco, Texas, a son of Harrison W. and Althea I. Jemeyson Mace, who survive in Tuscumbia. He was married to Reba Jean Garns, who died in 1972. He was married Sept. 11, 1979, in Paducah, Ky., to Jean Ellen Ripley, who died in 1996. An Army and Air Force veteran, he graduated from the University of Missouri. He was a teacher. Other survivors include: one daughter, Heather M. Mace, Callao; four brothers, James Mace, Tuscumbia, Ron Mace, Eldon, William Harrison Mace II, Memphis, Tenn., and Johnnie Mace, California; three sisters, Ollie Huffman, Lenexa, Kan.; Connie Haley, Lee’s Summit, and Debbie Rogers, Eldon. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Tuscumbia Cemetery. The Rev. Don Bilbary will officiate. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. today at Griswold-Kays Funeral Home, Eldon. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary: Jefferson City Post Tribune, Saturday, January 4, 1997 Inez Mudd, 95, Eldon, died Friday at Eldon Healthcare Center. She was born Jan. 14, 1901, a daughter of Dave and Mary Adams Worden. She was married to Roy T. Mudd, who died March 9, 1951. A homemaker, she operated a gift shop and Western Union Agency, both in Eldon. She was bookkeeper for Ernie Jones Auto Sales, Eldon, until her retirement. She was a member of the Christian Science Church, and a past mother adviser to the Rainbow Girls, Order of the Eastern Star, Eldon. Survivors include: two grandchildren, Mary Anne Hagen, Kelley, Iowa, and Robert M. Mudd Jr., Independence, Iowa; and four great-grandchildren. One son, Robert M. Mudd Sr., preceded her in death. Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Philips Funeral Home, Eldon. Burial will be in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Eldon. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Sunday. Memorials are suggested to Hospice of Jefferson City and Mid-Missouri. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary: Jefferson City Post Tribune, Monday, January 13, 1997 Pauline Luttrell, 73, DeSoto, Kan., formerly of Iberia, died Saturday at Overland Park Regional Health Center, Overland Park, Kan. She was born June 24, 1923, in Miller County, a daughter of Wylie and Ella May Pierce Russell. She was married Jan. 20, 1945, in Muncie, Kan., to Elmer Luttrell, who died Dec. 4, 1992. A homemaker, she was a member of the Cedar Junction Baptist Church, DeSoto. Survivors include: five daughters, Ella Sickman, Bonner Springs, Kan., Sharon Whitmill, Kathryn Childres and Glenda Luttrell, all of DeSoto, and Margie Luttrell, Olathe, Kan.; two sons, Claude Gumm, DeSoto, and Homer Luttrell, state of California; two brothers, Leonard Russell, Iberia, and Paul Russell, Bonner Springs; 15 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Rekus Funeral Home, Iberia. The Rev. Harold McConnell will officiate. Burial will be in Mt. Union Cemetery, near Brumley. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. today. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary: Jefferson City Post Tribune, Saturday, June 28, 1997 Emma Leslie, 72, Jefferson City, died Thursday at St. Marys Health Center. She was born June 15, 1925, in Olean, a daughter of Clarence R. and Maggie Clay Leslie. She worked with Farmers Insurance Group in Kansas City prior to her retirement. She was a member of First Baptist Church, Jefferson City. She did volunteer work for the church and for the Senior Nutrition Center. She was also a genealogist. She is survived by one brother, Milton Leslie, Jefferson City, and one sister, Juanita Kopko, Rockville, Md. Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Phillips Funeral Home, Eldon. The Rev. David Phelps will officiate. Burial will be in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Eldon. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Sunday. Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary: Jefferson City News Tribune, Sunday, December 21, 1997 Albert C. Luetkemeyer, 78, Cedar Hill, died Friday at St. Joseph Hospital, Kirkwood. He was born Feb. 18, 1919, a son of Frank X. and Anna Luebbert Luetkemeyer. He was married April 17, 1948, to Marie Luetkemeyer, who survives at the home. For much of his life, he worked as a maintenance man for Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church, House Springs. He also was a veteran of the U.S. Army and a VFW member. Other survivors include: two brothers, Urban Luetkemeyer, Jefferson City, and Ralph Luetkemeyer, St. Louis; and four sisters, Pauline Luetkemeyer, Ruth Kolb and Mary Lou Luebbert, all of Jefferson City, and Helen Thessen, Columbia. Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Our Lady Queen of Peach Catholic Church. Burial will be in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, Cedar Hill. Memorials are suggested to the American Heart Association. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary: Jefferson City Post Tribune, Thursday, January 2, 1997 Floyd E. Loving, 91, Harrisonville, formerly of Eldon, died Tuesday at Belton Research Hospital, Belton. He was born July 20, 1905, in Eldon, a son of Francis M. and Effie Richards Loving. He was married June 19, 1935, to Katie Grace Hoskins, who died Feb. 26, 1972. A resident of Eldon for most of his life, he was employed as a letter carrier by the U.S. Postal Service for 23 years until his retirement in 1959. He also worked for the Missouri Pacific Railroad and was a construction timekeeper during the building of Bagnell Dam. HE was a member of First Baptist Church, Eldon. Survivors include: two sons, Thomas L. Loving, Eldon, and Frank Loving, Raymore; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Phillips Funeral Home, Eldon. The Rev. Randall Bunch will officiate. Burial will be in Eldon City Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. today. Memorials are suggested to First Baptist Church, Eldon. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary: Jefferson City Post Tribune, Tuesday, January 7, 1997 Marble J. Howser, 83, Eldon, died Monday at her home. She was born May 18, 1913, in Miller County, a daughter of Howard E. and Margaret Jane Nibert Howser. She was a homemaker and a lifelong resident of Miller County. She was a member of Mt. Carmel Baptist Church. Survivors include: three brothers, Burnham E. Howser, Eldon, Howard M. Howser, Salinas, Calif., and Donald W. Howser, Bethal Park, Pa.; and three sisters, Dorothy B. Howser, Jefferson City, Jewell M. Sandfort, Eldon, and Audra Taylorson, Felton, Calif. Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Eldon City Cemetery. Brother Jim Taylor will officiate. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. today at Phillips Funeral Home, Eldon. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary: Jefferson City News Tribune, Sunday, February 23, 1997 Lucy Holterman, 77, Freeburg, died Friday at Oak View Living Center, Jefferson City. She was born May 6, 1919, in St. Elizabeth, a daughter of William and Anna Evers Verhoff. She was married May 12, 1956, in Jefferson City to John Holterman, who died May 29, 1992. She was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church, Freeburg, and the Ladies Quilting Club. She is survived by nephews and nieces. Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Holy Family Catholic Church. The Rev. Richard Frank will officiate. Burial will be in Holy Family Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. today and from 8-9:30 a.m. Monday at Birmingham-Martin Funeral Home, Vienna. Prayer services will be at 3 and 7 p.m. today. Memorials are suggested to the Holy Family Church and School or Masses. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary: Jefferson City Post Tribune, Wednesday, February 19, 1997 Lillian M. Polly, 80, Olean, died Tuesday at Capital Region Medical Center-Southwest. She was born Jan. 17, 1917, near Russellville, a daughter of Charles O. and Bessie L. Musick Farris. She was married June 7, 1941, in Camdenton, to John Polly, who survives of the home. A homemaker, she was a member of Spring Garden Baptist Church. Other survivors include: three sons, Carney Graham, Holts Summit, James R. Polly, Jefferson City, and Thomas D. Polly, Troy; one daughter, Mary Lou Magers, Eugene; one sister, Nina Looten, Eugene; eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Weber and Sons Funeral Home, Russellville. The Rev. Farrie L. Cole will officiate. Burial will be in Spring Garden Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. today. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary: Jefferson City Post Tribune, Tuesday, February 4, 1997 Virginia M. Robinett Ranney, 89, Jefferson City, died Monday at Capital Region Medical Center-Southwest. She was born June 9, 1907, in Brumley, a daughter of Francis S. and Olivia Phillips Robinett. She was married in 1923 to Clyde Richardson, who preceded her in death. She then was married to Harold Ranney, who preceded her in death. She owned and operated restaurants in the state of Nebraska, and worked for Bosch Embroidery Co., Kansas City. She was a member of the Baptist Church. She is survived by one sister, Alphia Witham, Jefferson City. One infant son preceded her in death. Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Houser-Millard Funeral Home. The Rev. Richard Erhardt will officiate. Burial will be in Hickory Hill Cemetery, Hickory Hill. Visitation will be from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Wednesday. Memorials are suggested to a charity of the donor’s choice. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary: Jefferson City News Tribune, Sunday, February 9, 1997 Elmer L. Musick, 83, Tuscumbia, died Friday at Capital Region Medical Center-Southwest. He was born April 3, 1913, in Ulman, a son of Will and Stella Jolly Musick. He was married April 24, 1937, in Tuscumbia, to Gladys Scott, who survives at the home. He was employed as a corrections officer in Jefferson City for 20 years, retiring in 1975. A lifetime resident of Miller County, he was a farmer and an avid fisherman. He was a member of Mt. Zion Christian Church. Other survivors include: three sons, Charles A. Musick, Tuscumbia, Conley C. Musick Springfield, and Carrell “Dink” Musick, Olean; four sisters, Ida Wyrick, Maggie Hoskins and Georgie Arnold, all of Eldon, and Maxine Rollins, Jefferson City; 11 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one son, Curtis Musick, in 1993. Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Mt. Zion Christian Church. The Rev. Charles Worstell and the Rev. Gene Edwards Will officiate. Burial will be in Mt. Zion Cemetery. Visition will be from 5-8 p.m. today at Phillips Funeral Home, Eldon. Memorials are suggested to Mt. Zion Cemetery Association. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary: Jefferson City Post Tribune, Tuesday, October 28, 1997 Farris M. Whitworth, 70, Olean, died today at Eldon Healthcare Center, Eldon. He was born Dec. 3, 1926, in Roach, the son of Orie A. and Ila M. Morgan Whitworth. He was married Dec. 5, 1948, in Eldon to Wilma J. Winfrey, who survives at the home. He worked at Ernie Jones Auto Sales and owned and operated Whitworth Body Repair. HE also was an auto body instructor at Tri County Technical School, Eldon, for 20 years, retiring in 1990. He was a member of Parrack Grove Baptist Church, Camden County. HE was an Army veteran of World War II. He was a life member of the Eldon VFW Post 2442 and a member of the Omer Goode American Legion Post 229. He was a member of the American Vocational Association, Missouri Vocational Association, Missouri State Teachers Association and the Eldon CTA. Other survivors include: one daughter, Ila Jean Hartfield, Dyersburg, Tenn.; two brothers, Roy Whitworth, Macks Creek, and Wayne Whitworth, Camdenton; two sisters, Peggy Blake, Omaha, Neb., and Rita Fera, Camdenton; and four grandchildren. One son, Keith M. Whitworth, died Sept. 21, 1995. Services will be at 3 p.m. Thursday at Phillips Funeral Home, Eldon. Burial, with military honors will be in Greenmore Memorial Gardens, Barnett. Visitation will be from 12:30-3:00 p.m. Thursday. Memorials are suggested to the Eldon VFW Post 2442 or the Omer Goode American Legion Post 229. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary: Jefferson City Post Tribune, Wednesday, December 31, 1997 Anna Marie Josephine Stegeman, 72, Wardsville, died Monday at Villa Marie Skilled Nursing Facility. She was born Feb. 18, 1925, in St. Anthony, a daughter of Leo H. and Mathilda Catherine Blomberg Dickneite. She was married Sept. 9, 1950, in Holden, to Everett F. Stegeman, who survives at the home. She attended St. Anthony School. She was employed by Tweedie Shoe Factory and then worked for Scholastic Inc. from 1969 until her retirement in 1992. She was a member of St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, Wardsville, the St. Stanislaus Church Choir and the Ladies Sodality. Other survivors include: two daughters, Elaine Patek, Hallsville, and Janet Ruga, Rhineland; one son, Glenn Stegeman, Wardsville; one sister, Erma Wulff, Columbia; two brothers, Leo Dickneite, Gravois Mills, and Harold Dickneite, Tebbetts; and four grandchildren. Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church. The Rev. Michael A. Coleman will officiate. Burial will be in St. Stanislaus Church Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Thursday at Houser-Millard Funeral Home, with a prayer service at 7 p.m. Memorials are suggested to St. Stanislaus Catholic Church or the American Cancer Society. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary: Jefferson City Post Tribune, Wednesday, February 19, 1997 John E. Vernon, 67, Eldon, died Tuesday at McKenna Memorial Hospital, New Braunfels, Texas. He was born July 20, 1929, in Eldon, a son of Chester S. and Lois Smith Vernon. He was married Aug. 15, 1952, in Eldon, to Mary E. Maylee, who survives at the home. An Army veteran, he was a 1947 graduate of Eldon High School and a graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia. He was a basketball coach at Northwestern High School, near Mendon, in 1952, and at Richland High School for the next three years. After moving back to Eldon in 1956, he became a State Farm Insurance agent, a career he pursued for 35 years until his retirement in 1991. He was a member of First Christian Church, Eldon, and a member and past president of the Eldon Country Club. Other survivors include: two sons, Mark E. Vernon, New Braunfels, and Joseph S. Vernon, Eldon; one brother, Wallace G. Vernon, Eldon; five grandchildren and two step-grandchildren. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Phillips Funeral Home, Eldon. The Rev. Bennie Yount will officiate. Burial will be in Eldon City Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Friday. Memorials are suggested to First Christian Church, Eldon. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary: Jefferson City Post Tribune, Wednesday, February 12, 1997 Eula D. Pope, 91, Barnett, died Monday at Good Shepherd Nursing Home, Versailles. She was born April 11, 1905, in Tuscumbia, a daughter of Charles M. and Frances Jane Scrimager Payne. She was married Feb. 16, 1924, in Tuscumbia, to John Ralph Pope, who died March 30, 1991. She was a homemaker and a member of Barnett Baptist Church. Survivors include: three daughters, Rowena Elizabeth Anderson, Chickasha, Okla., Peggy Kehr, Lee’s Summit, and Loris Schalk, Eagle Rock; four sisters, Hazel Calkin, Eldon, Olive Welch and Ila Hood, both of Sedalia, and Geraldine Matlock, state of Arizona; 10 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. One son, John Charles Pope, preceded her in death. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home, Versailles. Burial will be in Freedom Cemetery, near Camdenton. Visitation will be from 7-8:30 p.m. Friday. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary: Jefferson City Post Tribune, Friday, December 12, 1997 Ellen J. Stokes, 82, Versailles, died Thursday at Good Shepherd Care Center, Versailles. She was born Nov. 4, 1915, in Iberia, a daughter of John S. and Elsie Richards Stone. She was married Dec. 30, 1934, to Barney M. Stokes who survives at the home. She formerly owned Green Acres Kennel, and was a member of Latham Christian Church. Other survivors include: one son, Larry Stokes, Latham; one daughter, Connie Barnhill, California; one sister, Lucille Shelton, Crocker, four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Latham Christian Church. The Rev. Alan Michel will officiate. Burial will be in Highland Cemetery, near Latham. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. today at Kidwell Garber Funeral Home, Versailles. Memorials are suggested to First Christian Church, Latham. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary: Jefferson City Post Tribune, Thursday, February 6, 1997 Bernadette C. Veit, 57, Holts Summit, died Tuesday at St. Marys Health Center. She was born June 26, 1939, in St. Anthony, a daughter of Leo and Mathilda Blumberg Dickneite. She was married June 1, 1957, in Osage Bend, to Joseph B. Veit, who survives of the home. A homemaker, she was a graduate of Kingsville High School, Kingsville. She worked for Tweedie Shoe Factory from 1956-1964. She was a member of St. Andrews Catholic Church and the Ladies Sodality, and was choir minister for several years. She was a member of the St. Marys Health Center Auxiliary. Other survivors include: one son, Christopher Joseph Veit, Holts Summit; two brothers, Leo Dickneite, Phoenix Ariz., and Harold Dickneite, Tebbetts; two sisters, Anna Marie Stegeman, Wardsville, and Erma Wulff, Columbia; and one grandson. Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Andrews Church. The Rev. Fred Elskamp and the Rev. Greg Higley will officiate. Burial will be in St. Andrews Catholic Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Friday at Houser-Mlilard Funeral Home, Holts Summit, with a prayer service at 7 p.m. Memorials are suggested to the St. Andrews Church Building Fund or to the National Kidney Foundation. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary: Jefferson City News Tribune, Sunday, December 14, 1997 Logan Hadley Stone, 88, Tuscumbia, formerly of Eldon, died Friday at Miller County Nursing Home, Tuscumbia. He was born Nov. 9, 1909, in Iberia, a son of Alfred and Maggie Mae Short Stone. He was married Sept. 15, 1928, to Eula Sarah Shepherd, who died March 6, 1993. He retired from School of the Osage after teaching 42 years in public and many rural schools in Miller County. He was a member of the Missouri State Teachers Association and Ulman Christian Church. Survivors include: one son, Glen Stone, state of Nebraska; two daughters, Mildred Eads, Jefferson City, and Margaret Morris, Columbia; one sister, Nita Patterson, Ulman; seven grandchildren, two step-grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Rekus Funeral Home, Iberia. The Rev. Gene Edwards will officiate. Burial will be in Hickory Point Cemetery near Iberia. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. today. Memorials are suggested to the Tuscumbia Elementary School. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary: Jefferson City Post Tribune, Friday, January 17, 1997 Frank R. Wilde, 68, St. Elizabeth, died Wednesday at Truman Memorial Veterans Hospital, Columbia. He was born Feb. 1, 1928, in St. Elizabeth, a son of Henry and Elizabeth Kemna Wilde. He was married Oct. 28, 1961, in St. Elizabeth, to Eleanor Plassmeyer, who survives at the home. He was a farmer. An Army veteran of the Korean War, he received the Purple Heart. He was a member of St. Lawrence Catholic Church, St. Elizabeth. Other survivors include: two sons, Roy Wilde, Jefferson City, and Morris Wilde, St. Elizabeth; one daughter, Doris Stumpe, Meta; one brother, Louie Wilde, Canon City, Colo.; one sister, Margaret Oligschlaeger, St. Elizabeth; and three grandchildren. Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Lawrence Catholic Church. The Rev. John Degnan will officiate. Burial with military honors, will be in St. Lawrence Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. today at St. Elizabeth Community Center, with a rosary at 7 p.m. Arrangements will be under the direction of Rekus Funeral Home, St. Elizabeth. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary: Jefferson City Post Tribune, Wednesday, February 26, 1997 Redus Wilson, 71, Iberia, died Monday at Capital Region Medical Center-Southwest. He was born July 3, 1925, in Miller County, a son of Lawrence and Sarah Dake Wilson. He was a self-employed laborer. Survivors include: one brother, Marvin Dake, Iberia; and three sisters, Irene Fitzgerald, Sierra Vista, Ariz., Maxine Means, Meta, and Shirley Copeland, Dixon. Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Rekus Funeral Home, Iberia. The Rev. Duncan Skiles and the Rev. John Bouldrey will officiate. Burial will be in Dake Cemetery near Iberia. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. today. Memorials are suggested to the Dake Cemetery. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary: Jefferson City Post Tribune, Tuesday, December 23, 1997 Services were today for Walt Sherril Wilson, 53, Iberia, who died Sunday as a result of a fire at his home. He was born March 29, 1944, in Springfield, a son of Oscar and Myrtle Barnett Wilson. His mother survives in Iberia. An Army veteran of the Vietnam War, he farmed in the Iberia community and owned and operated Iberia Hardware for many years. He was a member of the Crocker VFW Post 4956 and the Iberia First Baptist Church. He also is survived by two daughters, Jennifer Wilson, Lebanon, and Heather Wilson, St. Charles. Graveside services with military honors, were at Livingston Cemetery near Iberia. Warren Cross officiated. Memorials are suggested to Iberia VFW Post 6167. Arrangements were under the direction of Rekus Funeral Home, Iberia. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary: Jefferson City Post Tribune, Thursday, January 9, 1997 Pearline Upton, 77, Eldon, died Tuesday at Capital Region Medical Center-Southwest. She was born April 23, 1919, in Reynolds, a daughter of Fred and Frances McDaniel Davis. She was married June 5, 1935, in Tuscumbia, to Arthur Lee Upton, who died April 20, 1986. She was a homemaker and a member of Benton Baptist Church, Kansas City. She moved to Eldon in 1974. Survivors include: one son, Glen Upton, Harrisonville; two brothers, Howard Davis, O’Fallon, and Lloyd Davis, Raytown’ seven grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Barbara Wren. Services will be at 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Phillips Funeral Home, Eldon. Burial will be in Greenmore Memorial Gardens, Barnett. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Friday. Memorials are suggested to the American Heart Association or the Salvation Army. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary: Jefferson City Post Tribune, Tuesday, December 23, 1997 Services were today for Nella Shackleford, 89, Eldon, who died Sunday at Eldon Healthcare Center. She was born July 26, 1908, in Iberia, a daughter of John K. and Samantha J. Stone Shackleford. She is survived by two sisters, Artie Vaughan and Stella Shackleford, both of Eldon. Services were at Phillips Funeral Home, Eldon. The Rev. Gene Edwards officiated. Burial was in Tuscumbia Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to Eldon Healthcare Center of the Institution for the Deaf. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary: Jefferson City News Tribune, Sunday, February 1, 1997 Jesse R. Wright, 79, Eldon, died Friday at Eldon Health Care. He was born July 29, 1918, in Tuscumbia, a son of Perry O. and Ida Lee Wright. He was married to Margaret Drehle, who died in 1979. He was married May 14, 1980, in Sedalia to Wilma Bittle, who survives in Eldon. He was a World War II veteran of the Army Air Corps. He was a longtime employee of the Kansas City Star, retiring in 1976. Other survivors include: one daughter, Lea Ellen Leach, of Arizona; one stepson, Jim Bittle, Venice, Fla.; two stepdaughters, Pat Milholland, Eugene, and Carol Hale, Henley; one granddaughter, eight step-grandchildren and 10 step-great-grandchildren. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Griswold-Kays Chapel, Eldon. The Rev. Cellis Crum will officiate. Burial will be in Allen Cemetery, with military rites under VFW Post 2442. Visitation will be from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. today. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary: Jefferson City Post Tribune, Thursday, January 2, 1997 Homer Clay Wright, 85, Tuscumbia, died Tuesday at Eldon Health Care Center. He was born Feb. 14, 1911, in Tuscumbia, a son of Clarence C. and Olivia Mae Haustein Wright. He was married to Virginia Rose Smith, who died Aug. 16, 1956. He was married Feb. 26, 1958, to Lois Larson Kent, who died Aug. 11, 1976. He was married March 12, 1983, in Deerfield, Ill., to Rena Crague Richardson, who survives of the home. A graduate of Tuscumbia High School, he received a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Missouri. He taught science and math and served as basketball coach at Tuscumbia High School. He was president of Anchor Milling Company for 40 years, prior to retirement. He served as board member and president of the Bank of Tuscumbia. He served as board member of the Thomas Jefferson Library. He was active on the board of the Tuscumbia Cemetery. He was a past member of the Mid America Lumberman’s Association. An Army veteran of World War II, he was an elder and life member of the Tuscumbia Christian Church. Other survivors include: two sons, the Rev. James B. Kent, Kansas City, and Dr. Calvin Kent, Huntington, W. Va.; two stepsons, Capt. David C. Richardson, Houston, Texas, and Maj. Edwin W. Richardson, Temecula, Calif.; and four grandchildren. Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Tuscumbia Christian Church. The Rev. Gene Edwards will officiate. Burial will be in Tuscumbia Cemetery. Visitation will be from 3-6 p.m. today at Phillips Funeral Home, Eldon. Memorials are suggested to the Tuscumbia Christian Church. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary: Jefferson City Post Tribune, Monday, June 30, 1997 Nola L. Yarbrough, 85, Independence, died Sunday at St. Marys Manor, Blue Springs. She was born Jan. 23, 1912, in Eldon, a daughter of Allen P. and Cora Bledsoe Irwin. She was married June 12, 1929, in West City, Okla., to Wilbur Yarbrough, who died Oct. 30, 1976. She was a homemaker. She had lived in Kansas and Colorado for most of her life and was a past resident of Eldon. She was a member of the United Methodist Church and Order of the Eastern Star, both in Blue Springs, the Rebecca Lodge, Eldon, and the White Lodge. Survivors include: one daughter, Janet Nippes, Independence; one son, Eugene Yarbrough, Springfield, Ohio; four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Greenmore Memorial Gardens, Barnett. The Rev. Clinton Wofford will officiate. Visitation will be from 9-11 a.m. Wednesday at Griswold-Kays Funeral Home, Eldon. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary: Jefferson City Post Tribune, Wednesday, December 31, 1997 Frank C. Woolley, 67, Eldon, died Monday at St. Marys Health Center. He was born Aug. 29, 1930, in Eldon, a son of Frank B. and Oma Slavens Woolley. His mother survives in Tuscumbia. He was married Feb. 13, 1960, in Miami, Okla., to Joanne Heather, who survives at the home. He great up in the Barnett community and was a 1949 graduate of Eldon High School. An Army veteran, he worked with Fairbanks-Morse in Kansas City, Kan., for 17 years. He moved to Eldon in 1971. He worked at Sola Optical and at Fasco for 16 years, retiring in 1991. He was a member of VFW Post 2442 and Sacred Heart Catholic Church, both in Eldon. Other survivors include: one son, Jeffrey D. Woolley, Eldon; one daughter, Cathy Jo Kliethermes, Russellville; two brothers, Robert Woolley, Barnett, and David Woolley, Olean; and five grandsons. Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. The Rev. James J. O’Sullivan will officiate. Burial will be in Eldon City Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Thursday at Phillips Funeral Home, Eldon, with a rosary at 7 p.m. Memorials are suggested to the Dialysis Clinic, Inc., Jefferson City. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary: The Eldon Advertiser, Thursday, July 31, 1997 Farrell R. Wright, 73, of Kansas City, Kan., died Wednesday, July 23, 1997, at Providence Medical Center in Kansas City, Kan. Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Saturday at the First Baptist Church of Bethel, Kansas City, Kan. Burial was in Chapel Hill Cemetery under the direction of George F. Porter and Sons Funeral Home, Kansas City, Kan. Mr. Wright was born March 14, 1924, at Bagnell to Milford C. and Mary Keeth Wright. On Dec. 23, 1946, he was married to Wanda L. Wright, who survives at the home. Mr. Wright lived in Eldon before moving to Kansas City, Kan. in 1946. He had been co-9wner of Wright’s Trucking and previously was a mechanic for International Harvester and an assemblyman for General Motors at its Fairfax Plant. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Bethel, Oddfellows Lodge No. 88 and the CCC Alumni Club. He was a former member of the Machinists Union. During World War II, Mr. Wright was a sergeant in the armed forces serving in Europe. Surviving, in addition to his wife, are a son, Michael G. Wright of Kansas City, Kan.; two daughters, Judith A. Rudder of Winchester, Kan., and Linda S. Escott of Kansas City, Kan.; his twin brother, Harrell R. Wright of Olean; a sister, Bonnie L. Johnson of St. Charles; and six grandchildren. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary: The Eldon Advertiser, Thursday, July 31, 1997 Frank K. Hibdon, 66, of Eldon died Saturday, July 26, 1997, at Capital Region Medical Center in Jefferson City. He was born June 6, 1931, in Eldon to Frank T. and Ellen Irene Kelsay Hibdon. In 1959, he was married to Mary Ann Swarz, who died Dec. 30, 1984. On Aug. 15, 1987, he was married to Marian Worthey Davidson, who survives at the home. Mr. Hibdon retired with the rank of master sergeant from the U.S. Air Force on Jan 31, 1971, after 20 years of service. He lived in Texas prior to moving to the Eldon community in the late 1970s. HE owned and operated Montgomery Ward catalog stores in Eldon and California, Mo., and served as Eldon city clerk. He was former owner and still associated with the Tradin’ Place Antique Mall, in Eldon. He was a member of the Eldon First Baptist Church, the IOOF Lodge at Eldon, Miller Rebekah Lodge in Eldon and the Eldon Masonic Lodge. Surviving, in addition to his wife, are three stepchildren, Jodi Madole of Versailles, Norton C. Davidson and Jonathan Davidson, both of Alton, Ill.; two brothers, Howard Hibdon of Barnett and Bill Hibdon of Eldon; three sisters, Sarah Breckon of Columbia, Frances Burk of Eugene, Oregon, and Marilyn Stark of Eldon; and two step-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Phillips funeral Home in Eldon with the Rev. Randall Bunch officiating. Burial was in Dooley Cemetery, west of Eldon. Memorials may be given to the Frank Hibdon Memorial in care of the family. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary: The Eldon Advertiser, Thursday, September 25, 1997 Adolph William Berendzen, 86, of Wardsville died Tuesday, Sept. 23, 1997, at Capital Region Medical Center-Southwest in Jefferson City. He was born Aug 25, 1911, in Mary’s Home to William and Anna Theresa Schulte Berendzen. On June 16, 1936, he was married in Mary’s Home to Lois Mary Sanning, who survives at the home. Mr. Berendzen was a farmer and later was employed for many years as a right-of-way appraiser for District 5 of the Missouri Highway Department, retiring in 1975. He was a member of the St. Stanislzus Catholic Church at Wardsville; the Wardsville/Osage Bend Knights of Columbus; the Wardsville Lions Club; and the Missouri Highway Retirees Association. Also surviving him are five daughters, Jean Pingenot of Plano, Texas, Alice Berendzen of Newtown, Penn., Judy Lynch of Katonah, N.Y., Linda Duckworth of St. Louis and Lori Bruckner of Omaha, Neb.; four sons, Samuel Berendzen of Ste Genevieve, Paul Berendzen of Wardsville, Joseph Berendzen of Charleston, S.C., and Steve Berendzen of Vian, Okla.; 21 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Bernetta Campbell of Amarillo, Tex., and Martha Love of Eldon. One son, Gary Berendzen, preceded him in death. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church in Wardsville with the Rev. Michael A. Coleman officiating. Burial will be in St. Stanislaus Cemetery. Visitation was held from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Dulle-Trimble Funeral Home in Jefferson City, with a prayer service at 8 p.m. Memorials are suggested to the St. Stanislaus Building Fund or the charity of the donor’s choice. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary: The Eldon Advertiser, Thursday, November 6, 1997 Eugene Gene Lambeth, 72, of 404 Bourbon St., Eldon, died Friday, Oct. 31, 1997, at St. Mary’s Health Center in Jefferson City. HE was born March 10, 1925, in Linn to Thomas A. and Anna Beller Lambeth. On April 12, 1948, he was married in Columbia to Martha F. Hader, who survives at the home. Mr. Lambeth was reared in Cole County and he moved to Miller County in 1956. HE was owner of DYL Quarry in Barnett. He was a member of the Mt. Herman Baptist Church, serving as a deacon, and VFW Post 2442. During World War II, he served with the U.S. Army in the Pacific Theater. Also surviving him are two sons, Kenneth Lambeth and Dennis Lambeth, both of Eldon, Glenda Hees of Eldon and Sherry Golden of Ottawa, Kan.; a brother, Arthur Lambeth of Fayette; two sisters, Grace Maddox of Linn and Merle Imler of Eldon; eight grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Mt. Herman Baptist Church with the Rev. Kenneth Martin officiating. Burial was in Allen Cemetery under the direction of Griswold-Kays Funeral Home of Eldon. Military rites were performed by VFW Post 2442. Memorial contributions may be made to Camp Wonderland. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary: The Eldon Advertiser, Thursday, September 25, 1997 Nellie Mildred Vonderschmidt, 84, of Hiawatha, Kan., died Monday, Sept. 15, 1997, at the Hiawatha Community Hospital after an extended illness. She was born March 17, 1913, in Eldon to W. R. and MaLinda Bunch Lehew. On July 4, 1942, she was married at Camp Robinson, Ark., to Melvin M. Vonderschmidt, who survives at the home. Mrs. Vonderschmidt was graduated from Reserve High School in 1932. The family moved to near Falls City, Neb., in 1916 and after that to Reserve, Kan. She worked at Tice Rexall Drub for 26 years before retiring. Mrs. Vonderschmidt was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church, transferring from the Reserve United Methodist Church after it closed. She also was a member of the VFW Auxiliary in Hiawatha and the LaGrange Club. Other survivors include two sons, William Vonderschmidt and Gary L. Vonderschmidt, both of Topeka, Kan.; two brothers, Roy Lehew of Hiawatha, Kan., and Leonard Lehew of Lawrence, Kan.; a grandson; two great-grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; and ten step-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were h eld at 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 18, at Framke Casselman Meek funeral Home in Hiawatha, Kan., with the Rev. Bob Whitaker and the Rev. Walter Brant officiating. Burial was in Cornelson Cemetery at Reserve, Kan. The Nellie Vonderschmidt Memorial Fund has been established. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary: The Eldon Advertiser, Thursday, November 27, 1997 Elsie May Reed, 91, of Ulman died Friday, Nov. 14, 1997, at her home. Funeral services were held Tuesday, Nov. 18, at the McGilley Antioch Chapel and burial was in White Chapel Gardens in Kansas City (Missouri). She was born April 24, 1906, in Douglas County, Kan. She was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, Raymond Reed. Mrs. Reed was a former member of the Claycomo Baptist Church and was a member of the Brumley Baptist Church. She also had worked as a practical nurse. Surviving her are four sons, Lyle Reed, Lloyd Reed, Donald Reed and Robert Reed; three daughters, Helen Doty, Jean McGowin and Sandra Dakon; 32 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren. One son, Dale Reed, preceded her in death. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary: The Eldon Advertiser, Thursday, December 18, 1997 Brenda Renee McDaniel, 40, of Camdenton died Monday, Dec. 15, 1997, at Columbia Regional Hospital in Columbia. She was born Aug 17, 1957 in Niangua to Calfin and Alice Deckard Dudley. She was married July 24, 1975, in Camdenton to Douglas McDaniel, who survives at the home. She was a member of the Bible Baptist Church in Camdenton. Mrs. McDaniel was a teller at Central Bank of Lake of the Ozarks in Camdenton. Also surviving are a daughter, Shanwna McDaniel of the home; her parents, Calvin and Alice Dudley of Camdenton; a brother, Don Dudley of Camdenton; and five sisters, Connie Miller of Osage Beach, Betty Humphrey of Roach, Donna Neftzger of Camdenton, Dianna Mooney of Rolla and Cyndi McLean of St. Augustine. Fla. She was preceded in death by one daughter, Cyndra Dannell McDaniel. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at Bible Baptist Church in Camdenton with the Rev. Granville LaForge officiating. Burial will be in the Dale Blair Cemetery in Camdenton. Visitation was held from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Hedges Funeral Home in Camdenton. Memorials may be made to the Leukemia Society. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary: The Eldon Advertiser, Thursday, September 25, 1997 Grace Templeton Cotton, 71, of Porter, Tex., died Monday, Sept. 22, 1997, in Porter. She was born Feb. 28, 1926, in Eldon to Arthur and Alice Keeney Templeton. On Aug 12, 1939, she was married in Eldon to John Edward Cotton, who died in 1963. Mrs. Cotton is survived by a daughter, Margaret Gampher of Porter, Tex., a son, Edward Cotton of Eldon; four grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Griswold-Kays Funeral Home in Eldon. Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Union Cemetery at Rocky Mount with th e Rev. Gene Cain officiating. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary: The Eldon Advertiser, Thursday, September 25, 1997 Helen M. Henderson, 93, of Eldon, died Sunday, Sept. 21, 1997, at the Dade County Nursing Home in Greenfield. She was born Feb. 8, 1904, in Dade County to W.J. and Martha Cathrine Twaddell Marshall. On July 29, 1934, she was married in Greenfield to Burl “Bud” Henderson, who died Jan 3, 1996. Mrs. Henderson was a graduate of the Greenfield High School and Southwest Teachers College (now Southwest Missouri State University) in Springfield. She was popularity queen her senior year at the college. She also attended the University of California at Berkeley. Before her marriage, Mrs. Henderson taught at Lebanon High School. She taught English at School of the Osage High School for more than 30 years and was head of the Drama Department. She helped organize the AFS Chapter at the school, and was an active supporter. A scholarship fund was started in honor of MR. and Mrs. Henderson in 1968, with a scholarship going to both a male and a female student each year. The new gymnasium at School of the Osage High School was named Henderson Gymnasium in honor of the couple. Mr. Henderson was the Lake Ozark area community correspondent for the Eldon Advertiser for many years. She was a member of Delta Kappa Gamma and a former member of the Eastern Star. Mrs. Henderson was active in the Lake Area Performing Arts Guild and held every office during her membership in the Arrowhead Garden Club. She was a 50-year member of the Lake Ozark Christian Church, where she taught Sunday school for 50 years and was a member of the Christian Women’s Fellowship. Visitation will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at Lake Ozark Christian Church. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the church, with the Rev. Stanley R. Duncan officiating. A committal service will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday at Greenfield Cemetery in Greenfield, with the Rev. Gene Clack officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Phillips Funeral Home of Eldon. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary: The Eldon Advertiser, Thursday, December 18, 1997 Beulah Marie Miller, 89, of Independence died Thursday, Dec. 11, 1997 at Independence Manor Care Center in Independence. She was born Jan. 10, 1908, in Mt. Pleasant to Robert D. and Dollie M. Miller Taylor. She was married to Paul R. Miller, who preceded her in death. Mrs. Miller was a graduate of Central High School in Kansas City and retired as a seamstress from the Duff & Repp Company in Kansas City. She was a member of the Independence Baptist Church. Surviving her are a sister-in-law, Mrs. H. Afton (Roberta) Taylor, of Independence; a nephew; a niece; and great-nieces and great-nephews. Graveside services were held at 11 a.m. Monday at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. The Rev. Greg Bunn officiated. Burial was under the direction of Phillips Funeral Home of Eldon. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary: The Eldon Advertiser, Thursday, December 18, 1997 Ellen J. Stokes, 82, of Versailles, died Thursday, Dec. 11, 1997 at Good Shepherd Care Center in Versailles. She was born Nov. 4, 1915 in Iberia to John S. and Elsie Richards Stone. She was married Dec. 30, 1934 to Barney M. Stokes, who survives at the home. Mrs. Stokes formerly owned Green Acres Kennel and was a member of the Latham Christian Church. Surviving, in addition to her husband, are a son, Larry Stokes of Latham; a daughter, Connie Barnhill of California; a sister, Lucille Shelton of Crocker; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Latham Christian Church with the Rev. Alan Michel officiating. Burial was in Highland Cemetery near Latham, under the direction of Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home of Versailles. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary: The Eldon Advertiser, Thursday, January 8, 1998 Eugene Stanley Cole, 77, of Montebello, Calif., died Dec. 4, 1997. He was born Aug 12, 1920 in Eldon to Helen Nail and Harry Cole. Mr. Cole served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and retired from the Teamsters Union after 30 years. He was preceded in death by his wife, Delia and a daughter, Gloria. Surviving him is his sister, Mary Louise Mead; a daughter, Virginia Hernandez of Rialto, Calif.; four grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Dec. 9 at Rose Hills Mortuary in Whittier, Calif. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary: The Eldon Advertiser, Thursday, January 8, 1998 Helen Louise Rys, 75, of Springfield, formerly of Eldon, died Tuesday, Dec. 30, 1997 at Primrose Place in Springfield. She was born Sept. 4, 1922 in Eldon to Patrick and Emma Klenk Adams. In 1942, she was married to Frank Rys, who survives in Springfield. Also surviving are three children, Nancy Yount and Patty Woodruff, both of Springfield, and Zaqhona Raz of Lake Charles, Ill. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Friday at Gorman-Scharpf Funeral Home in Springfield. Burial was in Hazelwood Cemetery. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary: The Eldon Advertiser, Thursday, February 12, 1998 Wilma R. Kallenbach, 93, of Columbia died Thursday, Feb. 5, 1998, at Columbia Regional Hospital in Columbia. She was born March 1, 1904 in Hickory Hill to Bradford B. and Sallie Ann Scruggs Connell. She was married Dec. 20, 1930, to Charles Edison Kallenbach, who died Nov. 23, 1988. Mrs. Kallenbach lived for many years on a farm near Tuscumbia. She and her husband moved to Eldon in 1968. After his death, she lived in Eldon until failing health required her to move nearer her daughter in Columbia. Surviving her are a daughter, Hazel M. Frisby of Columbia; three sons, Duaine Kallenbach of Warenton, Brice Kallenbach of Eldon and Win Kallenbach of Russellville; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; three sisters, Edna Graham and Ardis Buster, both of Eldon, and Sylvia Bates of Russellville; and two brothers, Luther Connell and Tolbert Connell, both of Eldon. Funeral Services were held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Phillips Funeral Home in Eldon. Burial was in the Tuscumbia Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Bristol Manor of Eldon or the American Heart Association. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary: The Eldon Advertiser, Thursday, February 12, 1998 Corinne Hauenstein Bottoms, 86, of Washington, Mo., died Tuesday, Feb. 3, 1998, at St. John’s Mercy Hospital in Washington, Mo. She was born Jan 27, 1912 in Tuscumbia to William H. and Ethel Susan Moles Hauenstein. On Aug. 18, 1929 she was married to William Clingon Bottoms of Eldon, who died Nov. 26, 1948. Mrs. Bottoms was employed for 27 years in the maternity ward of Deaconess Hospital in St. Louis. She was a member of the Washington First Christian Church. Surviving her are two daughters, Jeanne Leutkemeier of Marthasville and Beverly Guenther of Marthasville; seven grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; four sisters, Billie Sue Gilmore of Columbia, Ill., Lucille Harbison of Kansas City, Kan., Elizabeth Walton of Camdenton and Phyllis Hall of Eldon; and two brothers, Kenneth Hauenstein of Eldon and Russell Hauenstein of Mission, Texas. Funeral services were held Friday at the Washington First Christian Church with the Rev. David Armstrong officiating. Another service was held Saturday at the Ninth Street Christian Church in Eldon with the Rev. Don Renken officiating. Burial was in the Eldon Cemetery. Arrangements were under the direction of Nieburg-Vitt Funeral Home in Washington, Mo. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary: The Eldon Advertiser, Thursday, February 12, 1998 Edward D. Pennington, 53, of Kansas City died Tuesday, Feb. 10, 1998 at Burgen Mercy Hospital in Omaha, Neb. He was born Sept. 22, 1944 in Kennedy, Ala. to Ellis and Mattie Lou Bradford Pennington. Mr. Pennington lived most of his life in Kansas City, where he worked as a security guard. He was a member of the Old Path Baptist Church near Eldon. Surviving him are his mother, Edna Parsons of Eldon; two daughters, Marie McKellar and Linda Pennington, both of Arkansas; two brothers, Chuck Pennington of Nebraska and James Pennington of Texas; and stepbrothers and sisters, Emma Armontrout and Marilyn Hess, both of Rocky Mount, Paula Sestrich of Eldon, Dianna Cooper of Russellville, Janice Burris of St. Joseph, Raymond Parsons of Independence, Johnny Parsons of Baltimore, Md., and James Parsons of San Diego, Calif.; and seven grandchildren. Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Griswold-Kays Funeral Home in Eldon. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Danny Graham officiating. Burial will be in Greenmore Memorial Gardens at Barnett. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary: The Eldon Advertiser, Thursday, February 12, 1998 Ruby Deuschle, 64, of Jefferson City died Thursday, Feb. 5, 1998 at Villa Marie Skilled Nursing Facility in Jefferson City. She was born May 11, 1933 in Aurora Springs to Dee and Emeline Upton Teal. Her mother survives in Eldon. On May 27, 1950, she was married to Joe Deuschle, who died June 5, 1993. Mrs. Deuschle was employed with Tweedie Footwear and Mattingly’s in Jefferson City. She then worked as a statistician with the Missouri Department of Transportation, retiring with 20 years of service. Also surviving her are a son, Randy Deuschle of Jefferson City; a daughter, Melody Kiral of Henley; a brother, Ed Teal of Owensville; three sisters, Virgie Jarrett of Eldon, Alice Randall of New Brunswick, Ohio and Joyce Enloe of Eldon; and five grandchildren. A daughter, Rebecca Deuschle Ward, died Aug 14, 1991. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Phillips Funeral Home in Eldon with the Rev. Wendell Stoneburner officiating. Burial was in the Hickory Hill Cemetery at Henley. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary: The Eldon Advertiser, Thursday, March 5, 1998 Atwilda Ann Polly, 90, of Rte. 1, Eldon died Thursday, Feb. 26, 1998 at her home. She was born July 10, 1907 in Bagnell to Edgar J. and Ella Cooper Howser. On April 24, 1924 she was married in Versailles to Clint Polly, who died Sept. 9, 1990. Mrs. Polly was a member of the New Life Assembly of God at Barnett. She was reared in Miller and Morgan counties and lived her entire life in this area. Surviving her are two sons, Darrell Wayne Polly of Eldon and Kenneth Duane Polly of Warsaw; a daughter, Ella Dean Simpson of Eldon; two brothers, John L. Howser and Basil A. Howser, both of Eldon; a sister, Eula Kays of Eldon; 13 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and 10 great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Griswold-Kays Funeral Home in Eldon with the Rev. Fred Perkins officiating. Burial was in Rocky Mount Union Cemetery. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary: The Eldon Advertiser, Thursday, February 12, 1998 Nina S. Barbour, 84, of Eldon died Wednesday, Feb. 11, 1998 at Capital Healthcare Center in Jefferson City. She was born Nov. 5, 1913 in Gravois Mills to Frank and Annie Virginia Routon Kelsey. On March 31, 1934 she was married in Eldon to Ross “Dink” Barbour, who died March 14, 1965. Mrs. Barbour lived most of her life in Eldon. She was a member of the Eldon First Christian Church and the Order of the Eastern Star. She was employed for many years on the clerical staff for Dr. R. E. Murrell in Eldon. Surviving her are a sister, Virginia McDonald, of Independence, and several nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held from noon until 1 p.m. Friday at Phillips Funeral Home in Eldon. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Eldon Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the Eldon First Christian Church. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary: The Eldon Advertiser, Thursday, March 5, 1998 Harvey S. Smith, 88 of Chesterfield, died Saturday, Feb. 21, 1998 in St. Louis County. He was married Dec. 26, 1931 in Mary’s Home to Mildred Adcock, daughter of Sam and Lizzie Bear Adcock of Tuscumbia. Mrs. Smith preceded him in death. The Smiths lived in Tuscumbia for a time after they were married. Surviving him are a son, Phillip Harvey Smith; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and sisters-in-law Edna Adcock and Ava Smith. One daughter, Joyce Audrey Jones, preceded him in death. Funeral services were Feb. 23 at Schrader Funeral Home in Balwin. Burial was in Resurrection Cemetery in St. Louis County. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary: The Eldon Advertiser, Thursday, March 19, 1998 James Fredrick “Big Fred” Hager Sr., 55, of Eldon, died Monday, March 16, 1998 at Capital Region Medical Center-Southwest in Jefferson City. HE was born July 15, 1942 to Leo E. and Julia Lucille Wright Hager. On Dec. 2, 1962, he was married in Eldon to Dora Ann Black, who survives at Eldon. Mr. Hager was self-employed as a fencing contractor. In addition to his wife, Mr. Hager is survived by two daughters, Rebecca Lynn Wood and Robin Anne DeBraal, both of Eldon; a son, James Fredrick Hager Jr. of Eldon; five granddaughters; a brother, Arthur Hager of Eugene; two sisters, Helen Marshall and Barbara Helton, both of Eldon; and a son and the child’s mother, Randall Levi Hager and Shaire Enloe, both of Eldon. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Phillips Funeral Home in Eldon with Pastor Terry Grebing officiating. Burial was in the Eldon Cemetery. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary: The Eldon Advertiser, Thursday, March 12, 1998 Lela Audra Barbour, 95, Maryland Heights, died Feb. 20, 1998 at her daughter’s home. She was born Oct. 11, 1902 in Eldon to Albert Lenore and Agnes Jobe Hees. On June 14, 1924 she was married to Lemuel Lee Barbour, who died in 1987. While living in Eldon, Mrs. Barbour worked at the Glazer Brothers Pants Factory and after moving to Jefferson City, she worked at International Shoe Company. In 1929, they moved to St. Louis where she worked at the Alligator Shoe Company and later the Valley Shoe Company. After attending cosmetology school in Jefferson City, Mrs. Barbour bought a beauty shop in Owensville in the mid-1950s. In 1948, she moved to the Waynesville area and worked at a beauty shop in St. Robert and at the Pulaski County Hospital. She was a member of the Waynesville First Baptist Church. Surviving her are a son, Dr. Gene Paul Barbour of Bridgeton; a daughter, Elva Lee Hancock of Maryland Heights; a sister, Faye Scott of California; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Feb. 23 at the Waynesville First Baptist Church with the Rev. Bill Turner officiating. Burial was in the Eldon Cemetery under the direction of the Waynesville Memorial Chapel. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary: The Eldon Advertiser, Thursday, March 12, 1998 John Henry Parsons, 78, of Kaiser died Monday, March 9, 1998, at Lake of the Ozarks General Hospital in Osage Beach. He was born Jan. 13, 1920, in Ulman to John Monroe and Patsy Jane Beard Parsons. On July 15, 1943 he was married in Eldon to Betty May Wise, who survives. Mr. Parsons was a wood crafter for J. B. Deere Cedar Crafts in Osage Beach. He worked for the Cessna Plant building the B-29 during World War II and was a member of the team that built the first Cessna 140 in Wichita, Kan. In addition to his wife, Mr. Parsons is survived by three sons, Ronnie D. Parsons of Osage Beach, Michael L. Parsons of St. Louis and Steve A. Parsons of Lake Ozark; a brother Jackie Donald Parsons of Kansas City; four sisters, Nora Jean Harmon and Mildred Geneva Anslement, both of Kansas City, Mary Opal Klinginsmith of Boise, Idaho and Dorothy Nadine Towns of Cole Camp; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Visitation was held from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Hedges Funeral Home in Osage Beach. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Hedges Funeral Home in Osage Beach with the Rev. Mike Parris officiating. Burial will be in the Boltz Cemetery near Bear Creek Road. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary: The Eldon Advertiser, Thursday, March 19, 1998 Okle J. Moseley, 91, of Ironton, formerly of Eldon, died Wednesday, March 18, 1998 at the Missouri Baptist Home for the Aged in Ironton. HE was born Jan 28, 1907 in Miller County to Guy and Lora Alice Bowlin Moseley. On Oct. 11, 1930, he was married in Rocky Mount to Ozell Crum, who died May 17, 1994. Mr. Moseley was among the first 25 men hired by Stone & Webster Construction Company when the construction of Bagnell Dam began. HE worked in the carpenter shop until the dam was completed in 1931 and Union Electric began operating it. He was employed by Union Electric until his retirement in February, 1972 after nearly 41 years of service. He worked in all capacities at the dam, but his primary job was as an electrical mechanic. He was a Baptist, and he and his wife were members of several Baptist churches in the area during their married life. They were residents of Eldon for many years and were members of the Eldon First Baptist Church. He was a deacon at the church since 1945. After his wife’s death, Mr. Moseley went to live with his daughter and son-in-law, the Rev. and Mrs. John M. Birkhead in New London. He moved to the Baptist Home in 1996. Surviving him are a son, Dr. Otis O. Moseley of Osage Beach; a daughter, Linda Birkhead of Birch Tree; three sisters, Leona Stark of Willard, Nellie Moseley of Albuquerque, N.M., and Freda McDowell of Bakersfield, Calif.; a brother, Roy Moseley of Kansas City, Kan.; 13 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two sons, Harley R. Moseley and the Rev. Ronald M. Moseley. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Phillips Funeral Home in Eldon. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Eldon First Baptist Church with the Rev. Randall Bunch officiating. Burial will be in Greenmore Memorial Gardens at Barnett. Memorials may be made to the Missouri Baptist Home for the Aged in Ironton. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary: The Eldon Advertiser, Thursday, March 12, 1998 Bernice Luethen Hutteball died Sunday, March 8, 1998 at the Neosho Senior Care Center where she had been a patient for three weeks. She was born in Tuscumbia to Mr. and Mrs. Ilde Leuthen and later moved to Olean. She spent most of her adult life in California, where she met and married her husband, Burt. He died in 1984. She is survived by three sisters, Pauline Selix of Neosho and Ermalee Leach and Avonelle Cox, both of Nixa; five nephews; and three nieces. No services are planned. Burial will be in the Springfield National Cemetery following cremation. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary: The Eldon Advertiser, Thursday, March 19, 1998 Robert “Bob” Richardson, 81, of Kansas City died Thursday, March 12, 1998 at Columbia Overland Park Regional Medical Center. He was born July 8, 1916 in Eldon to Norman and Ruth Bruffy Richardson. After a successful advertising career in New York City, Mr. Richardson returned to Kansas City to continue working in advertising at the Brewer Agency. He took an early retirement in 1978 to run his own freelance writing career. He was author of the book Up the Caboose. He also wrote a column for the Eldon Advertiser, “The Way It Was.” Surviving him are his wife, the former Ann McAree of New York; two daughters, Carol Scureman of Louisville, Ky., and Nancy Keepeeke of Valley Falls, Kan.; a sister, Norma Richardson of Louisville, Ky.; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. The body will be cremated. Private services will be held later in New York City. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary: The Eldon Advertiser, Thursday, December 31, 1998 Mary J. Groves, 68, of Eldon died Tuesday, Dec. 22, 1998, at University Hospital in Columbia. She was born March 24, 1930, in Kansas City to Stephen V. and Lucy B. Millirons Leitner. On July 5, 1958, she was married in Kansas City to Robert S. Groves, who survives at the home. Mrs. Groves moved to Eldon in 1960 when her husband opened Miller County Veterinary Service. She was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church. In addition to her husband, Mrs. Groves is survived by a daughter, Jo Ann Groves of Shawnee, Kan.; three sons, Alan M. Groves of Olean, Stephen C. Groves of Jackson, Mo., and Dr. John T. Groves of Barnett; two sisters, Ruth O’Rear of Novi, Mich., and Kay Aguilar of Independence; two brothers, Stephen “Laddie” Leitner of Gardner, Kan., and Paul “Tom” Leitner of Prairie Village, Kan.; and three granddaughters. Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Eldon with the Rev. James J. O’Sullivan officiating. Burial was in Greenmore Memorial Gardens at Barnett under the direction of Phillips Funeral Home of Eldon. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary: The Eldon Advertiser, Thursday, January 7, 1999 Terry Randolph Varnell, 39, of Liberty died Tuesday, Dec. 29, 1998, at his home. He was born Sept. 14, 1959, in Trenton, N.J., to Raymond and Geneva Sooter Varnell, who survive in Eugene. He was married June 15, 1980, to Jacqueline Watson, who survives at the home. Mr. Varnell was a graduate of Eugene High School and served 12 years with the U.S. Marine Corps. Following his discharge, he owned and operated Northland Remodeling and Improvement Company at Liberty. He was a member of the Liberty Christian Union Church. Also surviving him are a daughter, Rachael of the home; a son Joshua Varnell of the home; and a brother, Ken Varnell of Eugene. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Mt. Zion Christian Church near Tuscumbia. Military rites and burial were in Mt. Zion Cemetery under the direction of Mossman & Hess Funerals in Eldon. Memorials are suggested to the John Wayne Cancer Institute Melanoma Research. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary: The Eldon Advertiser, Thursday, April 9, 1998 Tina Angeline Binkley, 97, of Tuscumbia died Sunday, March 22, 1998, at the Miller County Nursing Home. She was born Nov. 29, 1900, in Eugene to Elias M. and Ida R. Buster Simpson. On Nov. 30, 1919, she was married in Etterville to Martin L. Binkley, who died Oct. 17, 1967. Mrs. Binkley was an active member of the Ninth Street Christian Church, where she taught Sunday school. She lived in Peoria, Ill., where her husband worked for Caterpillar Tractor Co. before moving to Eldon. Surviving her are a daughter, Meckie J. Knutson of Columbia; and four grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Ninth Street Christian Church in Eldon with Donald E. Renken, minister, officiating. Burial was in the Eldon Cemetery under the direction of Phillips Funeral Home. Memorials are suggested to the American Heart Association. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary: The Eldon Advertiser, Thursday, April 9, 1998 Louie Dale Dusenberry, 67, of Tonasket, Wash., died Friday, Feb. 27, 1998, at North Valley Nursing Home in Tonasket. He was born Oct. 11, 1930, in Miller County to Art and Dorothy Dusenberry. On June 16, 1972, he was married in Tonasket to Susan Henry, who survives. He worked on show boats at Lake of the Ozarks and played for several bands. Once, when Loretta Lynn’s drummer became ill, Mr. Dusenberry played in the country singer’s band. HE drove cars and trucks for a car dealer and called bingo in Oroville and Tonasket. In addition to his wife, Mr. Dusenberry is survived by three sons, Clifford Dusenberry and Rusty Dusenberry, both of Iberia, and Leon Dusenberry of Eldon; a daughter, Rose Ryan of Eldon; a brother, Clifford Lee Dusenberry of Eldon; and 11 grandchildren. At his request, no services were held. Bergh Funeral Service of Oroville was in charge of arrangements. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary: The Eldon Advertiser, Thursday, December 17, 1998 James E. Schrimscher, 79, of Railroad Avenue, Henley, died Tuesday, Dec. 15, 1998, at Western Missouri Medical Center in Warrensburg. He was born Oct. 13, 1919, in Brumley to Corbery and Carrie Wright Schrimscher. Mr. Schrimscher had worked as a laborer. Surviving him are a brother, August Niebert of Eldorado Springs; and four sisters, Jean Voeglie and Imogene Tracy, both of Kansas city, and Helen Prenger and Alpha DeCamillo, both of Sedalia. Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at Griswold-Kays Funeral Home in Eldon. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home with the Rev. Eldon Myers officiating. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary: The Eldon Advertiser, Thursday, December 17, 1998 Joan Kempker, 60, of Olean died Friday, Dec. 11, 1998, at her home. She was born Sept. 5, 1938, in Jefferson City to Lawrence and Aldolphine Voss Kemna. Her mother survives at St. Martins. On May 9, 1959, she was married in St. Elizabeth to Norman “Pee Wee” Kempker, who died Jan. 7, 1985. Mrs. Kempker attended the St. Elizabeth schools, where she was active in sports. She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Eldon and was employed with Sola Optical in Eldon for many years, retiring as an inspector. Surviving her, in addition to her mother, are two daughters, Janet Schupp of Olean and Stacy White of Russellville; a sister, Bernice Willis of Jefferson City; three brothers, James Kemna of Freeburg, Don Kemna of Olean and Dale Kemna of California, Mo.; two grandsons; and two step-grandsons. Funeral Services were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Eldon with the Rev. James J. O’Sullivan officiating. Burial was in the Olean Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society or Olean Cemetery Fund. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary: The Eldon Advertiser, Thursday, January 21, 1999 Esther O. Burks, 101, of Olean died Monday, Jan. 18, 1999, at her daughter’s home near Olean. She was born June 5, 1897, in Miller County to Bud and Mary Colvin Pierce. On Dec. 12, 1915, she was married in Tuscumbia to Robert Isaac Burks, who died July 29, 1965. Mrs. Burks attended Mt. Herman Baptist Church near Olean. Surviving her are two sons, Joseph E. Burks and Robert Junior Burks, both of Kansas City, Kan.; four daughters, Agnes Vaccaro of Kansas City, Helen Birdsong of Eldon, Bonnie Presswood of Granite City, Ill., and Nina Atwell of Olean; 20 grandchildren; 49 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and two great-great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Rekus Funeral Home in Iberia with the Rev. Gene Edwards and the Rev. Jay Quinn officiating. Burial was in Mt. Zion Cemetery near Tuscumbia. Visitation was held from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Rekus Funeral Home in Iberia. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary: The Eldon Advertiser, Thursday, January 21, 1999 Rev. Logan T. Allen, 97, of Kansas City, formerly of Eldon, died Sunday, Jan. 17, 1999, at Blue River Care Center in Kansas City. He was born Oct. 9, 1901, in Olean to Charlie and Stella Allen. He was married to Maude Cotton Allen, who died in 1991. Rev. Allen moved to the Eldon area as a small child and remained in the area until 1996, when he moved to Shawnee, Kan., to live with his daughter. He and his wife pastured in the Tuscumbia Assembly of God Church for 36 years, and he also pastured other churches in the area. Surviving him are a daughter, Dorothy Snelson of Shawnee, Kan.; several grandchildren; and a brother, Raymond Allen of Eldon. Two children, Vacil Allen and Fern Cooper, preceded him in death. Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Eldon First Assembly of God Church with the Rev. George Flora and the Rev. James Hedrick officiating. Burial was in Tol Wood Cemetery near Eldon, under the direction of Phillips Funeral Home of Eldon. Memorials are suggested to the Heart of America Hospice, 9229 Ward Parkway, Kansas City, MO 64114. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary: The Eldon Advertiser, Thursday, January 7, 1999 Larry E. Fritchey Sr., 57, of Osage Beach died Sunday, Jan. 3, 1999, at St. Mary’s Health Center in Jefferson City. He was born Aug 28, 1941, in Iberia to Herbert E. “Gene” and Marie Evelyn Langdon Fritchey. His father survives in Iberia. Mr. Fritchey owned Larry Fritchey Auto Sales in Eldon from 1986 until his retirement in January 1998. He was a member ob Brays Advent Christian Church near Iberia and was a past member of the Iberia Lions Club. Surviving him are four sons, Larry Fritchey JR. and Michael Fritchey, both of Iberia, Kevin Fritchey of Tuscumbia and Brandon Fritchey of Osage Beach; a daughter, Jackie Luttrell of Iberia; his fiancée, Renee Rodenburg of Osage Beach; two brothers, Robert Fritchey of Henley and Derrell Fritchey of Iberia; a sister, Carol Putnam of Henley; eight grandchildren; and six step-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Rekus Funeral Home in Iberia with the Rev. Bill McGarity officiating. Burial was in Seaton Cemetery near Dixon. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary: The Eldon Advertiser, Thursday, January 21, 1999 Jean Livingston Dunkle, 77, died Saturday, Jan. 9, 1999, at Alpine Village Nursing Home in Verdigre, Neb. She was born Feb. 15, 1921, in Claremont, Calif., to W. Ross and Mary Zella Bear Livingston. Her parents were originally from the Eldon area and relatives still live here. She was married to Warren G. Dunkle for 33 years. The Livingston family moved to Iowa City, Iowa, in 1925 when her father began teaching history at the University of Iowa. Mrs. Dunkle graduated from high school in Iowa City and received a bachelor degree from the University of Iowa in 1942. She was a member of the Tri Delta Sorority. Mrs. Dunkle served in the Women’s Airforce Service Pilots (WASPS) for one year during World War II, receiving pilot training at Sweetwater, Texas. She returned to the University of Iowa and received her law degree in 1975. She was appointed assistant attorney general for the state of Iowa in 1975 and worked in the child support recovery unit in Sioux City for eight years and in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, for seven years. She and her husband lived in Sioux City. She was a member of Blessed Sacrement Church and its choir and the P.E.O. Surviving are her children and two sisters. Memorials may be directed to Alpine Village Nursing Home in Verdigre, Neb. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary: The Eldon Advertiser, Thursday, January 21, 1999 Norma Janet Richardson, 85, of Louisville, Ky., formerly of Jefferson city, died Sunday, Jan. 17, 1999, in Louisville. Ms. Richardson was born Sept. 9, 1913, in Eldon, to Norman H. and Ruth Ann Bruffy Richardson. She retired in 1978 after 33 years of service as a secretary in the Planning Division of the Missouri State Highway Department (Missouri Department of Transportation.) In 1992, Ms. Richardson moved to Louisville, Ky. Surviving are two nieces, Carole Ann Richardson Seureman of Louisville, Ky., and Nancy Richardson Kupecki of Kansas City; and cousins, Rosella Bruffy Simpson of Eldon and Geraldine Bruffy Knoch of Kansas City. Cremation is planned and arrangements are under the direction of Resthaven Funeral Home in Louisville, Ky. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary: The Eldon Advertiser, Thursday, January 7, 1999 Robert Thurston Bowlin, 76, of Brumley died Sunday, Jan 3, 1999, at Lake of the Ozarks General Hospital in Osage Beach. He was born June 18, 1922, in Brumley to John Clifford and Emma DeVore Bowlin. On Jan. 6, 1961, he was married in Lake Ozark to Marilyn Miller, who survives at the home. A farmer, Mr. Bowlin was a member of the Brumley Baptist Church. Surviving him are three sons, James Dale Bowlin of Brumley and Ronnie Bowlin and Roger Bowlin, both of the state of Washington; four daughters, Susie Bowlin of Richmond, Kan., Donna June King and Roberta Faye Bowlin, both of Iberia, and Marsha Ann Gendle of Brumley; 22 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. A son, Ronald Ray Bowlin and a daughter, Christy Diane Bowlin, preceded him in death. Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Gott Cemetery near Ulman under the direction of Rekus Funeral Home of Iberia. The Rev. Larry Young officiated. Memorials are suggested to the Robert Bowlin Memorial Fund. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary: The Eldon Advertiser, Thursday, December 31, 1998 Clarissa Jane Miller, 98, of Kansas City died Nov. 19, 1998, at the Medical Center of Independence. She was born Oct. 9, 1900, near Brumley in Glaize Township to John W. and Maud Selby Pope, the oldest of 13 children and the first grandchild born to Nancy and Greenberry Pope Sr., pioneer residents of Miller County. As a young girl, she moved to Bagnell with her parents and her father operated J. W. Pope Lumber Yard and Pope Mercantile. On January 27, 1925, she was married in Jefferson City to Robert H. Miller, who died in 1970. Mrs. Miller received her teaching certificate in Warrensburg in 1918 and taught in rural schools in Camden and Miller counties. On her 90th birthday she as honored by a proclamation from the Missouri General Assembly. She was an active member of the General Motors Retirees Club and was a member of St. Bernadette Catholic Church in Raytown. An infant son, John, and a son Victor, preceded her in death. Surviving her are her children and spouses, Robert G. and Elizabeth of Koshkonong, Thomas W. and Juanita of Independence, Mary C. and Tony Dusil of Bonner Springs, Kan., Ruth M. and Bill Creed of Laurie, Victor’s widow Rosemary of Indianapolis, James and Flow of Northglenn, Colo., Clara W. Lenox of Kansas City and Roy and Betty of Blue Springs; 36 grandchildren; 45 great-grandchildren; 12 great-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Ruth Hunter and Nelta Morgan of Kansas City; and her stepmother Ajale Davis of Appleton City. Funeral services were held at St. Bernadette Catholic Church on Nov. 23, in Raytown, with her nephew, Father Alan Hunter, officiating. Concelebrants were Father Ken Riley and Father Don Helfrey. Burial was in Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Raytown. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary: The Eldon Advertiser, Thursday, January 7, 1999 Letha E. Dyer, 91 of Vallejo, Calif., died Monday, Jan. 4, 1999, at the home of her daughter in Vallejo. She was born Aug 20, 1907, in Olean to George W. and Daisy R. Walker Brouse. On July 16, 1938, she was married in Olean to Roy C. Dyer who died May 4, 1987. Mrs. Dyer was a lifetime resident of Miller County, living a few years at Lee House in Eldon prior to moving to California in 1998 to live with her daughters. She was a longtime member of the Eldon First Baptist Church and was employed for several years as a seamstress with Glaser Brothers Pants Factory in Eldon. Surviving her are two daughters, Janice Maher of Vallejo, Calif., and Donna Neth of Vacaville, Calif.; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and a sister, Mae Horton of Eldon. Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at Phillips funeral Home in Eldon. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Phillips Funeral Home in Eldon with the Rev. Randall Bunch officiating. Burial will be in the Eldon Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Eldon First Baptist Church. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary: The Eldon Advertiser, Thursday, January 7, 1999 Grace Jewel Rader, 85, of Eldon died Thursday, Dec. 31, 1998, at Eldon Healthcare Nursing Home in Eldon. She was born April 22, 1913, in Tuscumbia to Charles Jasper and Nora Brockman Carrender. On Nov. 12, 1939, she was married in Miller County to Henry Rader, who died Feb. 22, 1967. Mrs. Rader was a member of the Ninth Street Christian Church in Eldon. She formerly was employed at Glaser Brothers Pants Factory in Eldon, where she was a seamstress, and was self-employed for 20 years. Surviving her are two sons, Harold E. Rader and Kenneth L. Rader, both of Eldon; five grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday at Phillips Funeral Home in Eldon with Don E. Renken officiating. Burial was in the Eldon Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Ninth Street Christian Church in Eldon. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary: The Eldon Advertiser, Thursday, January 21, 1999 Former Miller County Associate Circuit and Probate Judge, Norman J. Williams, 69, of Eldon died Saturday, Jan 16, 1999, at Capital Region Medical Center in Jefferson City. He was born Aug 18, 1929, in High Point to the Rev. N.E. and Ruth Medlen Williams. Mr. Williams was graduated from Eldon High School in 1947. He served four years in the U.S. Army and then enrolled in the University of Missouri-Columbia in 1951. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the College of Arts and Science in 1956 and a law degree in 1958 from the School of Law at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. He became a member of the law firm of Webster & Dunn in Carthage. In December 1959, he returned to Eldon and established his own law practice. He closed the practice after he was first elected judge in 1978. During his years of public service, Mr. Williams served as Miller County’s associate circuit and probate judge for 12 years. He also served seven terms, 14 years, as Miller County prosecutor. He was the appointed city attorney for Eldon for 18 years. On assignment, he served on the bench in the counties of the 26th Judicial Circuit, Miller, Morgan, Moniteau, Camden and Laclede, and also in other areas of the state on assignment from the Missouri Supreme Court. Mr. Williams was a member of the Miller County Republican Central Committee for 10 years and was its chairman for several years. He was a member of the Eldon First Baptist Church, the Eldon Lions Club, the Masonic Order, the American Legion and the Missouri Bar Association. He was past president of the Miller County Bar Association. He again operated a private practice in Eldon from April 1991 until his retirement in October 1996. Surviving him are a daughter, Jeanette Kay Baquet of California, Mo.; two sisters, Marie Peich of Versailles and Ruby Morrow of Eldon; two brothers, Earl Dean Williams of Las Vegas, Nev., and Cecil Paul Williams of Parma, Ohio; and three grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Eldon First Baptist Church with the Rev. Randall Bunch officiating. Burial was in the High Point Cemetery under the direction of Philips Funeral Home of Eldon. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary: The Eldon Advertiser, Thursday, January 21, 1999 Glen J. R. “Pappy” Davenport, 74, of Archie died Sunday, Jan 3, 1999, at his home. He was born March 25, 1924, in Eldon to Henry Marion and Anna Rose Moore Davenport. On Feb. 14, 1945, he was married in Bonner Springs, Kan., to Mary Aldine Nicholas. Mr. Davenport was reared in Eldon. During World War II, he served in the U.S. Army Seventh Infantry. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4409 at Harrisonville. He worked at the Leeds General Motors assembly plant, retiring after 28 ½ years of service Survivors include a son, Clifford Davenport of Danville, Ind.; six daughters, Pamela Robertson of Edwardsville, Kan., Nicki Karg, Barbara Wimsatt, Shannon Tervol and Renea Tallman, all of Archie, and Belinda Cowan of Harrisonville; 12 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Jan. 7 at Atkinson Chapel in Archie. Pastor Keith Swartz of the Harrisonville Mennonite Church officiated. Burial was in Orient Cemetery at Harrisonville. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary: The Eldon Advertiser, Thursday, January 28, 1999 Margaret L. “Lucille” Freeman, 78, of Barnett died Saturday, Jan. 23, 1999, at Marigold Nursing Home in Galesburg, Ill. She was born March 19, 1920, in Toulon, Ill., to James and Daisy Kenney Courson. On Jan 17, 1941, she was married in Burlington, Iowa, to Glenn W. Freeman, who preceded her in death. Mrs. Freeman was a member of the East Main Congregational United Church of Christ. She and her husband resided in Barnett before moving to the Galesburg, Ill. area in 1991. Surviving her are a son, Steven Freeman of Davenport, Iowa; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. One son preceded her in death. Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Turnbull Funeral Home in Monmouth, Ill. The Rev. Robin Faull will officiate. Burial was in Warren County Memorial Park Cemetery in Monmouth. A memorial fund has been established at the church. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary: The Eldon Advertiser, Thursday, January 28, 1999 Orpha Irene Jessie Brown Bray Elrod, 86, of Vienna died Thursday, Jan 21, 1999, at Maries Manor Health Care Center in Vienna. She was born Feb. 8, 1912, in Vienna to James Moses and Harriet Agnes Crum Brown. She was married March 8, 1926, in Bend, near Vienna, to Millard Anderson Bray, who died Sept 12, 1968. She married Edgar Elrod in 1970. He died in 1980. Mrs. Elrod was baptized at an early age and was a lifelong member of the Baptist Church, including the Union Hill Baptist Church at Bend, Faith Baptist Church in Belle and Salem Avenue Baptist Church in Rolla. Surviving are children Helen Opperman of Rolla, Berthel Bray of Dixon, Anna Mae Snodgrass of Vienna, Jeanne Cobble of Florissant, Jimmie Bray of California, Mo., Ellis Bray of Eldon and Lonnie Bray of Vienna; 23 grandchildren; 44 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren. Two daughters were stillborn; Dorothy Darlene on July 19, 1927, and Elaine on March 23, 1944. Funeral services were held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Kordes Funeral Home in Vienna. Burial was in Union Hill Cemetery at Vienna. Donations may be made to the cemetery. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary: The Eldon Advertiser, Thursday, January 28, 1999 Edward F. Young, 66, of Osage Beach died Saturday, Jan 23, 1999, at Lake of the Ozarks General Hospital in Osage Beach. He was born Dec. 1, 1932, in Turner, Kan., to David Edward and Edna Jane Young. On Oct. 6, 1956, he was married in Camdenton to Barbara Crall, who survives at the home. Mr. Young was a painter for Fredrick Builders for several years and he and his wife were former owners of Sha-Ron Resort near Camdenton. HE was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean Conflict. Surviving in addition to his wife, are a son, John Edward Young of Chesterfield; a daughter, Kimberly Young of Camdenton; and a grandson, James Alster Jarvis. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at Hedges Funeral Home in Camdenton, with the Rev. Tom Ford officiating. Burial will be in Freedom Cemetery near Linn Creek. Military honors will be conducted by the Zach Wheat American Legion Post 624 of Sunrise Beach. Visitation was held from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to the Child Advocacy Center, c/o Central Bank of Lake of the Ozarks. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary: The Eldon Advertiser, Thursday, January 21, 1999 Carl A. Prewitt, 75, formerly of Rocky Mount and Pleasant Hill, died Saturday, Jan. 16, 1999, at his home in Land O’ Lakes, Fla. He was born July 9, 1923, in Pleasant Hill to J.R. and Anna Mabel Prewitt. Mr. Prewitt is survived by two sons, Carl A. “C.A.” Prewit Jr. of the home and David Allen Prewitt of Independence; two stepdaughters, Lisa Cerezo of Eldon and Kimberly Gremillion of Maryville, Tenn.; a sister, Irene Henry of Clinton; a brother, Junior Prewitt of Kansas City; six grandchildren; seven step-grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. One son, Terry Lee Prewitt, preceded him in death. The body has been cremated and a memorial service will be held at a later date. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary: The Eldon Advertiser, Thursday, January 28, 1999 Margie Apperson, 83, of Russellville died Wednesday, Jan. 20, 1999, at Osage Beach Healthcare Center in Osage Beach. She was born Aug. 9, 1915, in Miller County to George and Bitha Jane Lowery Davenport. On Sept. 27, 1937, she was married in Versailles to Bert Apperson, who died Aug. 30, 1987. Mrs. Apperson was a lifelong resident of the Eldon area. Surviving her are two daughters, Ruth Madalon of St. Louis and Donna Alieksaites of Russellville; two sons, Jack Apperson of Russellville and Ralph Apperson of Eldon; two brothers, Robert Davenport of Eldon and Edward Davenport of Laurie; 13 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Phillips Funeral Home with the Rev. Edward Teal officiating. Burial was in Greenmore Memorial Gardens at Barnett. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary: The Eldon Advertiser, Thursday, January 28, 1999 Luella May Bonney, 87, of Eldon died Sunday, Jan. 24, 1999, at Good Shepherd Nursing Home in Versailles. She was born July 14, 1911, in Kearney, Mo., to John R. and Nina May Roach Harmon. On Nov. 2, 1935, she was married to Lawrence Gregg, who died in 1954. She was married May 10, 1972, to Alvin Bonney, who died in 1974. Mrs. Bonney was a member of the Eastside Assembly of God Church in Eldon. Surviving her are two daughters, Barbara Grimes of Long Beach, Calif., and Frances Polly of Eldon; four grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Mossman & Hess Chapel in Eldon. Burial was at Fairview Cemetery in Kearney. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary: The Eldon Advertiser, Thursday, January 28, 1999 Betty Jean Yeokum, 66, died Monday, Jan. 18, 1999, at Chadron Community Hospital in Chadron, Neb., following a lengthy illness. She was born March 20, 1932, at Jerico Springs to Mable L. Flagg and John E. Harper. She was married June 20, 1950, in Nevada, Mo., to Gene A. Yeokum, who died July 3, 1993. She was a graduate of Nevada High School. After her husband completed his tour with the U.S. Marine Corps, they returned to Nevada in 1951. They moved throughout Kansas and Missouri with his work, but lived primarily in Eldon. Last October, she moved to Chadron to be close to family members. Surviving are two brothers, John Harper of Wheatland and Jerry Harper of Lexington, Ky.; four sisters, Maxine Yount of Edgar Springs, Juanita Howlett of Cherry Valley, Calif., Violet Spencer of Joplin and Vlama Simpson of Nevada, Mo.; two sons, Steven Ray Yeokum of Chadren, Neb., and Rodney Duane Yeokum of Pensacola, Fla.; three grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter. One son, Jack Dean Yeokum, preceded her in death. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Milster Funeral Home in Nevada, Mo., with John Nichols officiating. Burial will be in Newton Burial Park at Nevada. Visitation will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary: The Eldon Advertiser, Thursday, January 28, 1999 Helen Cromwell McIntosh, 94, of Osage Beach died Wednesday, Jan. 20, 1999, at Lake Ozark Retirement Center in Osage Beach. She was born Nov. 17, 1904, in Terre Haute, Ind., to Dewitt P. and Lillie Shadwick Cromwell. In 1924, she was married in Terre Haute to W. Roscoe McIntosh, who died in 1985. Mrs. McIntosh was a member of the Deer Park Baptist Church in Louisville, Ky., for 60 years before moving to the lake area. Here she was a member of the Lake Presbyterian Church in Osage Beach. She had been honored by the state of Kentucky for her art work. Surviving her are a daughter, Martha Mitchell of Osage Beach; a son, Don McIntosh of Los Angeles, Calif.; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Memorial services will be held at a later date. The body was cremated and will be placed at Resthaven Cemetery in Louisville, Ky. Arrangements were under the direction of Hedges Funeral Home of Osage Beach. Memorials are suggested to the scholarship fund of the Brush and Palette Art Club in Camdenton and may be sent to the First National Bank in Camdenton. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary: The Eldon Advertiser, Thursday, February 4, 1999 Eula Mae Hoffner, 71 of Eldon died Sunday, Jan. 31, 1999, at St. Mary’s Health Center in Jefferson City. She was born July 12, 19276, in Kellogg, Iowa, to Ray and Vedah Milburn Wiser. On Nov. 3, 1946, she was married in Springdale, Ark., to Joseph E. Hoffner, who died Oct. 16, 1982. Surviving her are two sons, Mike Hoffner of Eldon and Carl Hoffner of Mt. Pleasant; a daughter, Rhoda Cornett of Eldon; three grandsons; three great-granddaughters; and two sisters, Marie Taylor of Oshkosh, Wis., and Ruby Stevens of Independence. Graveside services were held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Eldon Cemetery with the Rev. Bob Stevenson officiating. Burial was under the direction of Phillips funeral Home in Eldon. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary: Jefferson City Post Tribune, December 2000 John G. Hutchison Sr., 81, Sedalia, died Dec. 17, 2000, in Sedalia. He was born May 1, 1919, in Eldon, a son of James G. and Myrtle Rosetta Wright Hutchison. He was married May 1, 1966, in the state of Oklahoma, to Bertha Geraldine Hutchison, who surivves at the home. He joined the Civilian Conservation Corps in 1940 and was an Army veteran of World War II. He worked in cartage and installation in the mobile home industry. Currently a member of the 6th Armored Task Force, he was a member of DAV Chapter 50 and VFW Post 2591, both in Sedalia, and Masonic Lodge 54 AF & AM, Topeka, Kan. Other survivorsi nclude; two sons, John Hutchison Jr., Blue Springs, and Donald Hutchison, Eldon; two sisters, Eula Lee, Jefferson City, and Ellen Guyan, Torrance, Calif.; one brother, Roy Lee Hutchison, Eldon; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Phillips Funeral Home, Eldon. The Rev. Bill Talley will officiate. Burial will be in Eldon City Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday, and from noon-2 p.m. Wednesday. Memorials are suggested to Bothwell Hospice. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary: Jefferson City Post Tribune, October 2000 Betty J. Hawkins, 50, Brumley, died Oct. 21, 2000, at her home. She was born Dec. 28, 1949, in Tuscumbia, a daughter of Charles and Edith Louise Halderman. She was married July 5, 1968, to Gary Hawkins, who survives at the home. She co-owned Hawkins Plumbing. She was a member of the Dam Car Club of Osage Beach and Brumpey Baptist Church. Other survivors include: three daughters, Gennifer Heimerl, Las Vegas, Stephanie Hawkins, Brumley, and Stacy Hawkins, Warrensburg; five brothers, Elmer Halderman, Ulman, Rober Halderman, Earl Halderman and Lloyd Halderman, all of Eldon, and Charles Halderman, Wardsville; one sister, Helen Hixon, Lake Ozark; and two grandchildren. Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Hedges Funeral Home, Osage Beach. The Rev. Lee Todd will officiate. Burial will be in Gott Cemetery, Brumley. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. today. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary: The Eldon Advertiser, February 2000 Michael Ray Whittle, infant son of Shawn Michael and Jessica Dawn Perkins Whittle, was stillborn Friday, Feb. 4, 2000, at Boone Hospital Center in Columbia. His parents survive in Iberia. Also surviving are his paternal grandparents, Michael and Beth Whittle of Iberia; his maternal grandparents, Herbert and Sydney Perkins of Iberia; his paternal great-grandparents, Gene and Beryl Whittle and G.R. and Jean Keeth, all of Iberia; and his maternal great-grandmother, Jessie Lam of Dixon. Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Brays Cemetery near Iberia with the Rev. Glen Golden officiating. Burial was under the direction of Rekus Funeral Home of Iberia. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary: Jefferson City Post Tribune, Saturday, July 17, 1999 Beverly I. Hensley, 45, Lake Ozark, died July 15, 1999, at Lake of the Ozarks General Hospital, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. She was born July 31, 1953, in Washington, a daughter of Farris and Donna Cochran Whittle. She was married in Iberia, to Dallas Hensley, who survives in Iberia. She was employed with Osage Beach Healthcare Center as a nurse. She was a member of Pleasant Hill Christian Church, Iberia. Other survivors include: one son, Joshua Lee Hensley, Iberia; one daughter, Rachel Lara Hensley, Iberia; two brothers, Earl Gene Whittle, Texas, and Timmy Ray Whittle, Illinois; four sisters, Joyce Ash, Illinois, Tammy Duncan, Iberia, Jane Jeffries and Judy Whittle, both of Lake Ozark. Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Hedges Funeral Home, Osage Beach. The Rev. John Bouldry will officiate. Burial will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Iberia. Visitation will be from 1-2 p.m. Sunday. Memorials are suggested to cover funeral expenses at Hedges Funeral Home, P.O. Box 49, Camdenton, Mo. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary: Jefferson City Post Tribune, August 2000 Harold H. Gardner, 72, Iberia, died Aug. 3, 2000, at Lake Regional Hospital, Osage Beach. He was born Oct. 15, 1927, in Iberia, a son of Monroe and Effie Jane Maxwell Gardner. He was married Sept. 20, 1949, in Jefferson City to Wilma Shelton, who survives at the home. A lifelog resident of Miller County, he was a turkey farmer for 50 years. HE was a member of Hickory Point Baptist Church, near Iberia. Other survivors include: one son, Danny Gardner, Iberia; two daughters, Patricia Hill, Eldon, and Kimberly Duncan, Iberia; one sister, Helen Stockton, Kansas City; and eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Rekus Funeral Home, Iberia. The Rev. Ken Gray will officiate. Burial will be in Hickory Point Cemetery, near Iberia. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Sunday at Rekus Funeral Home, Iberia. Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary: Jefferson City Post Tribune, March 2000 Olie Keeth, 87, Iberia, died March 13, 2000, at St. Elizabeth Care Center. He was born March 5, 1913, in Miller County, a son of Simon P. and Nancy Ellen Whittle Keeth. He was married April 22, 1946, in Phelps County to Leona Osborn, who survives in St. Elizabeth. An Army veteran, he was a maintenance worker for the Post Exchange, Fort Leonard Wood. He was a member of Iberia Church of Christ and Iberia American Legion. Other survivors include: two sons, Johnny Keeth and Earl Whittle, both of Iberia; one daughter, Nancy Baker, Iberia; one brother, Connie Keeth, Yakima, Wash.; one sister, Gertrude Robinson, Lake Ozark; six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Rekus Funeral Home, Iberia. The Rev. Lee Todd will officiate. Burial, with military honors, will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, near Iberia. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. today. Memorials are suggested to St. Elizabeth Care Center. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary: Jefferson City Post Tribune, March 2000 Otis Rowden, 72, Iberia, died March 12, 2000, at his home. He was born Nov. 26, 1927, in Dixon, a son of Ray E. and Edna M. Helton Rowden. He was married Jan. 19, 1951, in Iberia to Edith Moore, who survives at the home. He was a mail clerk for the dental clinic at Fort Leonard Wood. He was a member of Iberia Church of the Nazarene. Other survivors include: two sons, Vic Rowden, Republic, and Danny Rowden, Iberia; one daughter, Janell Keeth, Iberia; one sister, Marjorie Robertson, Brumley; seven grandchildren and one great-granddaughter. Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Iberia Church of the Nazarene. The Rev. John Bouldrey will officiate. Burial will be in Madden Cemetery near Iberia. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at Rekus Funeral Home, Iberia. Memorials are suggested to Iberia Church of the Nazarene. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary: Jefferson City Post Tribune, November 2000 Glenn E. Casey, 88, Iberia, died Nov. 24, 2000, at St. Marys Health Center. He was born in Iberia Sept. 22, k1912, a son of Ray and Naomi (Pemberton) Casey. He was married Nov. 17, 1939, in Eldon to Jean Maxine Curtiss, who died Sept 22, 1986. He was an Army veteran of World War II, serving with the Blue Devils of Italy in the 88th Infantry. He was a farmer; he worked as Miller County Clerk and was a rural schoolteacher. He and his wife owned and operated Casey's store in Iberia for 17 years, retiring in 1973. He was a member of the Iberia VFW Post 6167 and the Iberia Masonic Lodge, No. 410 AF and AM. He was also a member of the Iberia First Baptist Church. Survivors include: a daughter, Peggy Fancher, Iberia; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one daughter, JoAnn Stevinson. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at Rekus Funeral Home, Iberia. Wayne Vaughn will officiate. Burial, with military honors, will be in Iberia Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. today at the funeral home. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary: Jefferson City Post Tribune, February 2000 Raymond Duncan, 81, Richland, died Feb. 15, 2000 in Brumley. He was born Oct. 4, 1918, in Iberia, a son of Stella Keeth. He was married June 19, 1943, in Eureka, to Opal Marie Akers, who died Sept. 12, 1983. He was married March 20, 1987, in Richland, to Emma Burke, who died Dec. 26, 1991. He worked at Ozark Fisheries in Stoutland until retiring in 1983. He attended Grace Baptist Church and Freewill Baptist Church, both in Richland. Survivors include: two sons, Jerry Duncan, Pacific, and Richard Duncan, Versailles; two daughters, Janet Wyatt, Great Falls, Mont., and Betty Davenport, Brumley; three brothers, Oleph Duncan and Don Duncan, both of Brumley, and Tennyson Duncan, Eldon; one step-brother, Noel Duncan, Pacific; one sister, Juanita Wall, Crocker; eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Rekus Funeral Home, Iberia. Burial will be in Mount Union Cemetery near Brumley. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Thursday. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary: Jefferson City Post Tribune, February 2001 Noel Leonard Duncan, 85, Eureka, died Feb. 8, 2001, at Des Peres Hospital, St. Louis County. He was born Feb. 5, 1916, in Brumley, a son of George W. and Beatrice Davenport Duncan. He was married Dec. 13, 1938, in Eureka, to Pauline Jeffries, who survives at the home. A 35-year member of Carpenters Local 2119, he was a long-term member and trustee of Lewis Methodist Memorial Chapel church. Other survivors include: one son, David Duncan, Arnold; two daughters, Mary Witcher, Eureka, and Martha White, Gray Summit; three brothers, Oleph Duncan and Donald Duncan, both of Brumley, and Tennyson Duncan, Eldon; one sister, Juanita Wall, Crocker; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Services will be at 1 p.m. Sunday at Rekus Funeral Home, Iberia. The Rev. Roy Westbrook will officiate. Burial will be in Mount Union Cemetery, Brumley. Visitation will be from 3-8 p.m. Saturday at Rekus Funeral Home. Memorials are suggested to Lewis Methodist Memorial Chapel. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary: Jefferson City Post Tribune, February 2001 Pauline Banks, 86, Osage Beach, died Feb. 16, 2001, in Osage Beach. She was born October 24, 1914, in Miller County, a daughter of William George and Myra Iceline (Maher) Brandt. She was a member of the Riverview Baptist Church, Osage Beach, and the Social Circle Club. She worked in the kitchen of Sherwood Cafe, Osage Beach and also at John Deer Cedar Factory, Lake Ozark. Survivors include: one daughter, Ophelia Banks, Osage Beach, and one sister, Hilda Maupin, Fortuna. Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. Monday at New Hope Cemetery, Kaiser. Pastor Dale Bentch will officiate. Visitation will be from 12-2 p.m. Monday at Phillips Funeral Home, Eldon. Memorials are suggested to New Hope Cemetery. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary: Jefferson City Post Tribune, September 2000 Everett Jones, Jr., 76, Otterville, died Spet. 14, 2000, at St. Lukes Hospital in Kansas City. He was born Nov. 10, 1923, in Miller County, a son of Everett and Emma Rowden Jones. He was married Feb. 23, 1942, to Dorothy Alexander, who survives at home. He had owned and operated Jones Metals in Otterville since 1965. Other survivors include: three sons, Chuck Jones, Lee’s Summit, Derrel Jones, Leanburg, and Randy Jones, Vandalia; one daughter, Alice Petree, Jefferson City; one sister, Pauline Hicks, Crocker; 11 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Rekus Funeral Home in Iberia. The Rev. Henry Shelly will officiate. Burial will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Iberia. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. today. Memorial contributions are suggested to Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary: Unknown Publication, January 1984 Virgil W. Robinett, 79, of Wapato, Wash., died Tuesday, Jan. 17, 1984, at his home. He was the son of Merril and Stella Robinett and was born Sept. 29, 1904, in Brumley. He married Alma Alexander in Brumley on Feb. 23, 1928. He attended school in Brumley. He and his wife moved to Wapato in 1938. Mr. Robinett worked in the fruit industry until 1975 when he retired. He was a member of the Wapato First Baptist Church. Surviving him are his wife; two sons, Morris Robinett of Naches Heights, Wash., and Earl Robinett of Wapato; a daughter, Mrs. Leonard (Ruth) Ledoux of Kent, Wash.; six sisters, Eunice Baucom and Pauline Currence, both of Eldon, Sue DeGraffenreid, Eula Gorg and Ruby Shephard, all of Enon, and Nellie Helton of Jefferson City; six brothers, Gerald Robinett, Sam Robinett and Sherman Robinett, all of Eldon, Basil Robinett of Kaiser, Milo Robinett of Green Forrest, Ark., and Ted Robinett of Sweet Springs; eight grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. A son, James, and a daughter, Vivian, preceded him in death. Funeral services were held Thursday, Jan. 19, 15 Merritt Funeral Home Chapel in Wapato with the Rev. Coleman Burke officiating. Burial was in West Hills Memorial Park in Yakima, Wash. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary: Unknown Publication, July 1925 The death angel visited our home and took from our midst a loving father, Mr. W. R. (William Right) Shelton, better known as "Dad" who passed peacefully away at the home of his youngest son, Roy Shelton, Saturday night, July 18, at 10 o'clock. Mr. Shelton was born in Miller County, Mo., April 5, 1852, and died July 18, 1925, making his age at time of death 73 years, 3 months, 13 days. He was married in his early manhood to Miss Nancy Sanders, three children resulting from this union. They are Mrs. M. L. Todd, of Ellis Prairie, Mo., Mrs. Edna Bolgard, of East St. Louis, Illinois, and Mrs. Cora Lachroyx, of Dupo, Illinois; he was later married to Miss Julia A. Wall in June, 1882. Eight children were born to this union; of these, one daughter preceded her father to a better world, and the seven living are William Bill Shelton of Mtn. Vies, Mo., Fred Shelton, of Houston, Mo., Virgil Shelton, Solo, Mo., Med Shelton, Houston, Mo., Mrs. Frank Rolies, of Raymondville, Mo., George Shelton, of Houston, Mo., and Roy Shelton of Bado, Mo. So there are left to mourn their loss, a wife and ten children, some 39 grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends. All the children were at his bedside until the last except Mrs. Edna Bolgard and Mrs. Cora Lachroyx, who had come home to see their father only a week before his death, and as he seemed better they returned to their homes, expecting to see him again in the near future, but next night after they left he was taken worse and died a week from that night. Mr. Shelton united with Houston Baptist church several years ago, although he did not live up to his duty in church, but he said in his last days he was ready, willing and not afraid to die. Only two days before he died he had the children to gather around his bed and sing and pray. He was conscious until the very last. He recognized all the children and would call each by name. When he would look up and see the weeping children standing over him he would only smile a sweet peaceful smile, which, although he was too weak to express his feelings, showed he was in peace. He has not been able for the last few years to attend church, but our Bible tells us to “Knock and it shall be opened unto you,” and father had been praying a long while and we believe it is not all in going to church to become a christian. He has been in very poor health for the last five or six years, suffering from both cancer of the bowels and Bright’s disease. He has been very patient in his long sickness and suffering. He said when he became serious, “If I could only see all the children and have them with me again, I would be ready to go,” and he hoped when he went he would just fall asleep, and this was the case. Father has een a hardworking man, a blacksmith by trade, ever since he was a boy. Oh, how hard it is to give him up, No human tongue can tell, But it is God, our Father’s will, Who doeth all things well MRS. ROY SHELTON MRS. GEORGE SHELTON Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary: Unknown Publication, January 1926 Again the death angel visited our home and took from us a loving mother, thus leaving us without either father or mother, father being called only last July. Miss Julia A. Wall was born in Miller County, Mo., January 6, 1852; died January 24, 1926, at 9:10 Sunday evening, making her age at time of death 74 years 18 days. She was married to Mr. W. R. Shelton in June 1882. Eight Children were born to this union, one daughter preceding her father and mother to the great beyond. She leaves to mourN their loss seven children, three step-daughters, four sisters, three brothers and some thirty-six grandchildren and a host of relatives and friends. All her children and stepchildren were with her through her short sickness except one step-daughter. When she was asked only a few hours before she died if she was ready to go and she said in her weak voice, “Oh, yes, I am ready to die.” Mother’s life has been a good example for her children to follow. She always taught them to do right and she would say, “Above all things, be honest.” Although it is most heartrending to give her up, we should be thankful we have had a good mother to instruct us through life. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. William Hale at Oak Dale Church house Tuesday, January 26, and the remains of our loving mother were laid to rest in the Oak Dale Cemetery by the side of her loving companion and our fther. “Oh, our mother, whom we all adore, Who hath trod the straight and narrow lane, Hath left us for that happy shore And gave Heaven its great gain. Written by her daughters-in-law, MRS. ROY SHELTON MRS. GEORGE SHELTON Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary: Jefferson City Post Tribune, January 2002 James Edward "Jim" Graham, 74, California, died Jan. 15, 2002, at St. Marys Health Center. He was born Jan. 9, 1928, in Brumley, a son of Ray and Ethel Blew Graham. He was married to Marie Graham, who died Jan. 25, 1998. He attended Brumley High School. He lived in Ulman before moving to Bonner Springs, Kan. in 1954. He worked as a mechanic at White Motor Company in Kansas City, B and G Service in Bonner Springs, B-K Service in Basehor, Kan., and Graham Repair Shop in Bonner Springs. He retired in 1980. He moved to California in 1997. He was a Baptist. Survivors include: two daughters, Carolyn Feilbach, California and Sharon Freeman, Bonner Springs; two brothers, Clarence Graham, Tuscumbia, and George Graham, Ulman; four sisters, Mildred Alieksaites, Ulman, Norma Jean Ahart, Tuscumbia, Marilyn Carico, Ulman, and Kathryn Humphrey, Brumley; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. One son, Michael Graham, died June 24, 1980. Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at First Baptist Church, California. The Rev. Greg Morrow will officiate. Graveside services will be at 4 p.m. Friday in Bonner Springs Cemetery. The Rev. Paul Starett will officiate. Visitation will be from 9-10 a.m. Friday at the church. Memorials are suggested to First Baptist Church Building Fund, 208 South Oak Street, California, Mo., or Landmark Baptist Church, 128th and Kansas Avenue, Bonner Springs, Kan. 66012. Arrangements are under the direction of Bowlin-Cantriel Funeral Services, California. From the El Dorado Springs Sun, 5 May 2006 Ruth E. Willard, 88, McPherson, KS, was born on Feb. 18, 1918, to Henry and Mary Kahlstorf. She passed away on April 29, 2006, at the Cedars Health Care Center, McPherson, KS. Ruth married Paul W. Willard on Sept. 3, 1952, in Laporte, MN. She was a homemaker. She was a member of the Free Methodist Church in Miller. The Willards are former residents of El Dorado Springs, St. Joseph, Miller, Jefferson City, Siloam Springs, AR, Jonesboro, IN, and Marion, IN. They lived in McPherson, KS, since September 2004. She was preceded in death by six brothers - Arnold, Ervin, Orlen, Alfred, Elmer and Lloyd; a sister, Gertrude Snyder; a daughter, Jeanie Lee Cox; and a grandson, James D. Williard. Survivors include her husband, Paul - McPherson, KS; three sons - David Willard - McPherson, KS, James Willard - Colorado Springs, CO, and Dan Willard - Wichita, KS; 14 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Services were held Tuesday, May 2, at the Free Methodist Church, McPherson, KS, under the direction of the Stockham Funeral Home, McPherson, KS. The Rev. Tom Griffith officiated. Interment was at the McPherson Cemetary. Memorial donations may be made to the Free Methodist Missions. From the El Dorado Springs Sun, 5 May 2006 Robert J. Browne, 84, Monett, formerly of El Dorado Springs, was born on Dec. 8, 1921, in Manhattan, KS, to Arthur and Dorothy Louise Stewart Olney Browne. He passed away on Sunday, April 30, 2006, in his home. On July 26, 1944, in Fort Scott, KS, Robert married Leatha Lee Brannan. Mr. Browne was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Monett. He was a retired pilot from the U.S. Air Force. Robert retired from the National Weather Service and worked as a real estate agent. He was a member of the Tuesday Night Bridge Club. Robert was preceded in death by his wife, Leatha. Survivors include two sons, Scott Browne - Boiling Springs, PA, and Steve Browne - Springfield; two daughters, Kathie Browne - Monett and Julie Holland - Monett; one brother, Arthur Browne - San Antonio, TX, and five grandchildren. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, May 5, at the First Presbyterian Church with Rev. Walt Hamer officiating. Cremation. Inurnment will be at 3 p.m. Friday, May 5, in the Missouri Veteran's Cemetery, Springfield. Memorials may be made to the cancer fund. From the El Dorado Springs Sun, 5 May 2006 Elma Louise (Simmons) Davis, 85, Harwood, was born on March 29, 1921, in Elkhart, KS, to Oscar Herbert and Frances Belle (Lukenbill) Simmons. She passed away on Tuesday, April 25, 2006, in the Nevada Regional Medical Center. Early in her childhood, Elma, along with her family came to Missouri by covered wagon. She attended school in Walker. On August 8, 1935, she was united in marriage to Clarence Lenard Davis. To their union three sons and five daughters were born. Elma was a homemaker and worked for a time at Nellie Don in Nevada. While the family lived in the Kansas City area, she was employed at a daycare. Elma was a strict and loving mother and grandmother who loved to play bingo, fish, work with flowers, play cards and Yahtzee and work with children. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Schell City. She was preceded in death by her parents; her two sons, Lenard Ray Davis and Ronnie Eugene Davis; her daughter, Karen Louise Davis; and her husband, Clarence Lenard Davis, who passed away in 1982. Survivors include her four daughters - Lena England and her husband - John - Rich Hill, Shirley Moore and her husband - Jerry - Harwood, Sharon Robinson - Schell City, and Kaye Reasoner and her husband - Daurell - Harwood; her son Dennis Davis and his wife - Fran - Alvarado, TX; one adopted daughter, Jean Mura - Harwood; two sisters, Irene McKinney - Higginsville and Connie Becker - Virginia; 27 grandchildren; 63 great- grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren; nieces; nephews; cousins; other relatives and friends. Services with interment were held Saturday, April 29, in the Green Mound Cemetary in Harwood with Bro. Tim Brewer officiating under the direction of the Lewis-Hoagland Funeral Home, Schell City. Musical selections were provided by David Souza. Pallbearers were Dennis Davis, John England, Lonnie Davis, Denton Underwood, Jerry Dwayne Moore, Randy Hayes, Rick Reasoner and Dennis Davis, Jr. Memorials are suggested to the Cardiac Rehab Division of the Nevada Regional Medical Center or the Green Mound Cemetary, Harwood in care of the Lewis-Hoagland Funeral Home, Schell City. From the El Dorado Springs Sun, 5 May 2006 Sherman E. Floyd, 91, Stockton, a former Cedar County sheriff, passed away at 2:30 p.m. Monday, May 1, 2006, at his residence. His service will begin at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 4, at the Stockton Assembly of God Church. Visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 3, in Brumback Funeral Home. Burial will be in Pankey Cemetery, Stockton. From the El Dorado Springs Sun, 5 May 2006 Gethel Nada Snider, 75, Nevada, was born on January 4, 1931, in Delta, IA to John and Grace McNabb. She passed away on Wednesday, April 25, 2006. She graduated from Kirkwood Community College and married Marvin D. Snider on Dec. 7, 1950. They made their first home in the West Chester area and later moved to Washington. They remained in the Washington community for 32 years. They have resided in Nevada for the past 11 years. Gethel was a member of the Moose Lodge in Washington and was a long time member of the Church of the Nazarene also located in Washington. She has been a member of the Church of the Nazarene in El Dorado Springs for the past 11 years. She was preceded in death by her parents; one daughter; one son; one grandson; one great-grandson and three brothers. Survivors include her husband, Marvin; two daughters, Jacqueline (McNabb) Leffler and her husband - Ira - Washington, IA, and Barbara Snider - Nevada; one son, Russell Snider and his wife- Marjorie - Comanche, IA; one daughter-in-law, Mildred Snider - Gays Mills, WI; seven grandchildren; three step-grandchildren;seven great-grandchildren; three step-great grandchildren; two step-great-great-grandchildren; one brother, Rex McNabb - Oskaloosa, IA; four sisters - Marcella Martin - Beacon, IA, Laura Anderson - Searsboro, IA, Meta Brown - Delta, IA, and Dorris Martin - Ottumwa, IA. The family received visitors on Saturday, April 29, at the Sheldon Funeral Home, El Dorado Springs. A prayer service followed. The family will hold a memorial service in Delta, IA. From the El Dorado Springs Sun, 5 May 2006 Ruth Talla England, 99, Rich Hill, formerly of Schell City, was born Oct. 31, 1906, in Marlow, Oklahoma Territory near Fort Sills and Chickasha to Thomas Oscar and Pansy Pearl (Allen) Talla. She passed away Monday, May 1, 2006. Ruth's mother was a rural music teacher and composer. Her father, a school teacher, was one of 15 children born to a Norwegian immigrant family. She was raised in a Christian home where she was baptized into the Methodist faith at the age of 10. She carried her love of her Lord Jesus Christ throughout her life. She had most recently been a member of the Assembly of God Church, Rich Hill. She attended Cameron University in Oklahoma and Northwestern Teachers College. She later graduated from Asbury Academy in Kentucky and completed her teaching degree from Weatherford College. She taught white and Indian children in Oklahoma. After moving to Missouri, she taught in Lowry City, Harwood and Schell City. On May 12, 1933, Ruth was united in marriage to Clay W. England. To their union one daughter and one son were born. Clay and Ruth traveled to Germany, Norway, England and Nigeria to serve in the mission fields. Throughout her life, Ruth wrote, illustrated and published many books. During her last 30 years, her time was spent writing, publishing and distributing devotional materials. She was also a very accomplished artist and painter. She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Allen Talla; one adopted sister, Ethel Acord; one grandson, Stewart Allen; her daughter, Pearl Kempton; and her husband, Clay, who passed away Jan. 11, 1993. Survivors include her son, John England and his wife - Lena -Rich Hill; five grandchildren - Deborah Hayes and her husband - Randy - Huntington, TX, Sheila Presley and her husband - Terry- Kansas City, KS, Dana Cook and her husband - Mark - Flat Rock, MI, John L. England and his wife - Virginia - Kansas City, KS, and Dianne Montagna - Los Angles, CA; six great-grandchildren - Randy Hayes, Brian Moore, Michael Moore, Sara Moore, Mark Cook Jr. and Tyler Cook; nieces; nephews; other relatives and many friends. Services were held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, May 3, at the Lewis-Hoagland Funeral Home, Schell City. Musical selections were provided by David Souza and Kelly Davis. Interment was at the Green Lawn Cemetary, Schell City, under the direction of the Lewis-Hoagland Funeral Home, Schell City. Pallbearers were John L. England, Mark Cook Sr., Mark Cook Jr., Tyler Cook, Terry Presley, Brian Moore, Michael Moore and Randy Hayes. Memorials are suggested to the Green Lawn Cemetery, in care of the Lewis-Hoagland Funeral Home. From the Benton County Enterprise, 5 May 2006 Dr. Arden Ray “Doc” Carpenter, 74, Warsaw, died Thursday, April 27, 2006, at the Lake Regional Hospital in Osage Beach, Missouri. He was born June 22, 1931, in Kansas City, Missouri, the only child of Gabriel W. Carpenter and Edna L. Martensen. On August 22, 1952 at Christ Episcopal Church in Baltimore, Maryland, he married Hazel Louise Parker who survives at home. Dr. Carpenter graduated at age 16 from Northwest High School in Kansas City, Missouri and three years later from The Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, Tennessee. In 1951, he enlisted in the United States Navy and served as hospital corpsman until his appointment as an officer. LCDR Carpenter served as an optometrist during the Korean and Viet Nam Wars, and was stationed at Bainbridge, MD; Bethesda Naval Hospital, MD; Norfolk NAS, VA; North Island NAS, CA; Kaneohe Bay Marine Station, HI; Millington NAS, Memphis, TN; and Bremerton NAS, WA. He retired from the Navy in 1972. He also served as a judge, prosecuting attorney and defense attorney in the military judicial system. In 1972, Dr. Carpenter joined the faculty of The Southern College of Optometry where he taught until moving back to Warsaw in 1974. Dr. Carpenter “Doc” was an optometrist on Main Street in Warsaw for 30 years until suffering a stroke. He also was a master locksmith, owning Warsaw Lock & Key, a former Warsaw police chief, and a Benton County deputy working as a radio dispatch operator. As an amateur radio operator, Dr. Carpenter was known as K0AWP for over 50 years. He was a member of Calvary Episcopal Church, Sedalia. Also surviving are four children, Sherry Allain with her husband, Jim, of Florence; Trudy Phillips; David Carpenter with his wife Phyllis; and Daniel Carpenter with his wife Tommie Jean (T.J.), all of Warsaw; a daughter-in-law, Barbara Carpenter of Warsaw; 15 grandchildren, Jason Shires; Christopher, Gregory, Andrew, and Adrienne Allain; Scott, Robert, Josiah, and Kevin Phillips; Bryan, Rebecca, Matthew, Thomas, Michael, and Derek Carpenter; and eight great-grandchildren. Funeral Services were held Monday, May 1, 2006, at the Reser Funeral Home. Burial with Military Honors was at the Martensen-Carpenter Cemetery on the family farm near Florence, Missouri. From the Benton County Enterprise, 5 May 2006 Gladys L. Holley, age 93, passed away Monday morning, May 1, 2006 at the Bothwell Regional Health Center in Sedalia, Missouri. Funeral services will be at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, May 4, 2006 at the First United Methodist Church in Warsaw. Burial will be in the Shawnee Cemetery, Warsaw. Visitation will be from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. at the church prior to the funeral services. Complete obituary will be carried in next weeks Benton County Enterprise. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Reser Funeral Home, Warsaw. From the Benton County Enterprise, 5 May 2006 Lula Marie Kreisler, 84, of Cole Camp, died Monday, April 24, 2006, at Bothwell Regional Health Center, Sedalia. She was born on April 2, 1922, at Sedalia, Missouri, a daughter of Wheeler and Mary D. (Hall) Eidson. On January 16, 1942, in Lincoln, she was united in marriage to Edwin F. Kreisler, who preceded her in death on October 7, 1986. She was a farm hand and homemaker. In February of 1983, she moved into town. She enjoyed collecting cows and spending time with her children and grandchildren. She is survived by: three daughters, Doris Hoehns of Cole Camp, Mary Haase and her husband Calvin of Cole Camp, and Betty Adkins of Kansas City; one brother, Louis Kroos and his wife Alice Faye of Sedalia; eleven grandchildren, Carl Hoehns, Fred Hoehns, Travis Hoehns, Calvin Haase, Jr., James Haase, Susan Arms, John Haase, Teresa Haase, Shelly Adkins, Jennifer Pelsor, Richie Adkins; and fifteen great-grandchildren, Derek, Justin and Shane Hoehns, Devin, Kaylen, Abie and Cole Haase, Rebecca and Cory Arms, Brittany, Tiffany, and John Jr. Haase, Patrick and Trinidy Olsen, and Shanna Pelsor. Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents, one son, Edward F. Kreisler, two sisters, Ida Mae Eidson and Mildred Andres, one grandson, Henry Hoehns, and one great-grandson, Caleb Arms. Funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, April 28, 2006, at the Fox Funeral Home, Cole Camp, with the Rev. Todd Kollbaum officiating. Burial was in Union-Williams Cemetery, Cole Camp. Pallbearers will be Carl Hoehns, Fred Hoehns, Travis Hoehns, Calvin Haase, Jr., James Haase, John Haase, Stephen Arms, Robert Pelsor, Richie Adkins, Susan Arms, Teresa Haase, Shelly Adkins, Jennifer Pelsor, Cheryl Haase, Heather Haase, and Sonya Rath. From the Benton County Enterprise, 5 May 2006 Wilma Ruth Schnuck, 89, of Columbia and formerly of Boonville, passed away at Boone Hospital in Columbia Friday afternoon, April 28, 2006. There was a private graveside service at Walnut Grove Cemetery in Boonville on Monday, May 1, 2006. Pallbearers were Steve Callis, Charles Robb, Dillon Smith, Dustin Zaugg, Jerry Murphy and Nathan Smith. Wilma Ruth Schnuck was born Dec. 19, 1916 in rural Saline County, the daughter of Rupert Pierson Renison and Mary Jane Smith Renison. She grew up an only child and spent her early years in Saline County, MO., Miami, Kansas and Kansas City Missouri She moved with her family to Boonville where she graduated from Boonville High School in 1934. She married Frank M. Robinson at Sedalia, MO April 7, 1934 and the lived in Benton County until moving back to Boonville in 1937. They were the parents of three daughters; Betty Ann Callis, who preceded her in death on June 22,1974, Marilyn Jane Robb Siebert of Benton County, and Carol May Meyer of Columbia. She married Virgil ‘Buck’ Schnuck Oct. 14, 1965 in Boonville. He preceded her in death in 1991. Ruth was in the restaurant business in Boonville for several years, and managed the Fredrick Hotel Dining Room for many years. She was an avid bridge player who became the first American Contract Bridge League ‘Life Master’ in Mid-Missouri. She moved to Columbia to live with her daughter and her husband, Randall Meyer in 1993. She is survived by her daughters, Marilyn and her husband Bill Siebert of Benton County and Carol and her husband, Randall Meyer of Columbia. She is also survived by six grandchildren, ten great grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren. In lieu of flowers the family suggest memorials to the Missouri End-of-Life Coalition, 2420 Hyde Park-Suite ‘A’, Jefferson City, MO 65109 or to the Yeager Union Church in care of Davis Funeral Chapel, 1397 Ashley Rd., Boonville, MO 65233 From the Benton County Enterprise, 5 May 2006 Roy Dee Smith, age 72, of Warsaw, passed away Thursday evening, April 27, 2006 at his home. He was born on July 24, 1933 , in Buffalo, Missouri, the son of Arthur and Pansy Miller Smith. He grew up in the Kansas City area and attended East High School in Kansas City. Upon graduation he was employed at the Associated Press. He enlisted in the United States Navy on July 16, 1951, serving in the Korean War. After his discharge he returned to Kansas City and was employed at American Can Company. On July 28, 1956, he was united in marriage to Esther Stephenson in North Kansas City. He then was employed by N.K.C. beverage as a sales manager for Anheuser Busch for thirty-six years, until his retirement in 1993, where he returned to live at his lake home in Warsaw. He is preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and one sister. He is survived by his wife Esther, of the home, three daughters, Deena Smith, of Colorado Springs, Colorado, Sheila Leonard, of North Kansas City, and Linda Corona, of Osage Beach, Missouri, three grandsons, Joe Corona, Tony Corona and Ryan Leonard, two great-grandchildren, one brother and one sister, other relatives and many friends. Visitation for Roy Dee Smith was held, Tuesday afternoon, May 2, 2006 from 1:00 to 3:00 P.M., at the Reser Funeral Home, in Warsaw. Military Rites followed the visitation. Memorial contributions may be made to the Benton County Hospice c/o the Reser Funeral Home.
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