Obituary: Jefferson City News Tribune, Sunday, February 25, 1996
Elmer H. Lake, 107, Olean, died Friday at Miller County Nursing Home. He was born
July 30, 1888, in Breckenridge, a son of Benjamin Lake and Missouri Belle
Alexander. He was married June 25, 1910, in Tuscumbia to Anna Belle Wells, who
died March 1, 1983.
He lived in Miller County most of his life, working as a farmer, fireman and
custodian at Olean School. He was a member of the Brotherhood of Locomotive
Trainmen and Olean Baptist Church.
Survivors include: two sons, Wilmer Lake, Eldon, and Ross Lake, Olean; one
daughter, Mildred Queen, Eugene; 10 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren;
and several great-great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Phillips Funeral Home, with the Rev. Donald E.
Renken officiating. Burial will follow in Eldon Cemetery. Visitation will be from
4-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Obituary: Daily Capital News, pg. 2.
Andrew J. Bax
ELDON (Special) - Andrew J. Bax, 63, of Mary’s [Home] died Wednesday at
Mr. Bax was born May 9, 1903 at Koeltztown to Conrad and Barbara Bax. He
was married on May 22, 1928 to Anna Kempker, who survives.
Other survivor include two daughters, Mrs. Geneva Mormann of Eugene and
Mrs. Lucille Mormann of Olean; a son, Elmer Bax of Jefferson City; two
brothers, Al Bax of Meta and Henry Bax of Dixon; a half-brother, Lawrence
Kirkweg of St. Elizabeth; three sisters, Mrs. Lizzie Hagenhoff and Mrs.
Cila Rehagen, both of Westphalia, and Mrs. Kathryn Kemna of Meta; and
The funeral will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Our Lady of the Snows
Catholic Church in Mary’s Home with the Rev. Sean Smyth officiating.
Burial will be in the parish cemetery.
December 7, 1922
Cyntha J. E. Jones Atkisson
Cyntha J. E., widow of Rev. Harley C. Atkisson,
passed away at her home 8 miles south of Bagnell,
Mo., November 24, 1922: age 74 years, 10 months,
7 days. Mrs. Atkisson was formerly Miss Cyntha J. E.
Jones. She was born in Knox County, Tennessee in
1848 and moved when a child, to Hemstead county,
Arkansas. Just before the Civil War, the family again
moved to Miller County, Mo., on what is now known
as the Melvin Baltz place, on the Bear Creek. During
the civil war, she was married to James Balenger,
who disappeared shortly after the close of the war.
>From that time, she lived with and cared for her
aged father, until January 1, 1873. She was united in
marriage to the Rev. Harley C. Atkisson. To this union
7 children were born, one daughter, Lilly May, died in
infancy. The other six: L. A. Atkisson, Eldon; T. B.
Atkisson, Benton, Arkansas; Mrs. Loren Hayes, Kansas
City, Kansas; J. H. Atkisson, Mrs. C. W. Burk, Mrs. D. T.
McDaniel, of Bagnell, Mo., were at her bedside during
her last illness, which was an attack of bronchial
pneumonia. all was done that loving hands and medical
skill could do, but to no avail.
She united with the Christian church early in life making
an earnest effort to do unto others as she would wish them
to do unto her. Her fervant prayers and wise council will
be greatly missed by her family and friends. She was laid
to rest by the side of her late husband, in the family cemetery
on the Mell Baltz place, on Sunday, Nov. 26. Funeral
services were conducted by G. W. Calkin, in the presence of
the bereaved children and a large number of sorrowing
friends. Let us hope for that bright dawn, when we may
meet her in that morn, where, all souls are pure, all hearts
are fond; and loving in that great beyond.
George Raymond Atkin
George Raymond Atkin, of Kansas City, a former
resident of Olean and Eldon communities, died about
6 am. Saturday, November 28, 1959,at a Kansas City
hospital where he had been hospitalized one week
with pneumonia. He was 64 years of age.
He was a former Rock Island railroad man and was
employed at Swope Park in Kansas City.
Mr. Atkins, the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. James T.
Atkin, was born on a farm near Olean April 23, 1895.
In 1916, he was married to Miss Clara Robinett, who
They were the parents of seven children, all of whom
survive. They are Richard, James, Harry, Charles, Alan
and Mrs. Wilma Crayton, all of Kansas City and Willard
of Los Angeles, California. Five of the six sons are
employed with the city fire department--four in Kansas
City and one in Los Angeles.
Also surviving is his only sister, Mrs. A. F. Berkstresser,
of Eldon, 13 grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
Mr. Atkins wife Clara, has been critically ill as a result
of a stroke since Oct. 4, 1958 and paralyzed. She is a
patient in the home of a registered nurse in Hickman Mills.
Mr. Atkin and his family moved from Eldon to Kansas
City in the late 1920's .
Funeral services were held at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the
Melody-McGilley Funeral Chapel in Kansas City. Interment
was in Forest Hills Cemetery.
Obituary: Miller County Autogram Sentinel, May 1976
Hazel L. Martin, age 66 years of Brumley, Mo., passed away
Saturday, May 29, 1976 at Memorial Community Hospital in Jefferson City,
Mo. Mrs. Martin was born March 11, 1910 near Richland, MO., the
daughter of David and Lutheria (Williams) Wiseman. She was united in
marriage on October 19, 1940 at the Versailles Courthouse to John Clark
Martin, who survives of the home. Mrs. Martin spent all her life in
Pulaski and Miller Counties where she taught school for 42 years. At
the time of her passing she was teaching in Richland, Mo. Mrs. Martin
also had a Beauty Shop in Brumley, Mo. for 25 years. She was a member
of the Brumley Christian Church and the Missouri Teachers Association.
Preceding her in death were: her parents and 2 half
brothers, Matt and Delbert Wiseman. Surviving other than her husband,
Clark, are: 1 son, Lester of Osage Beach, Mo.; 2 grandsons, Shawn and
Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday June 1, at
the Brumley Christian Church with Rev. Carroll Jeffries officiating.
Interment was in the Hawkins Cemetery near Brumley, Mo. under the
direction of the Stevinson Funeral Home. Pallbearers were: Ralph Long,
Bill Jeffries, Reber Hawkins, Roscoe Clavert, Billie Opie and Buster
Thursday, February 3, 1977
Lola Dell Birdsong
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Mt. Zion Christian
Church near Tuscumbia for Lola Dell Birdsong, 85, of 134 W. Seventh St.,
Eldon, who died Thursday, Jan. 27, 1977 at Charles E. Still Hospital in
She was born Nov. 4, 1891, to Richard and Mary Burks Kesterson. Aug.
15, 1909, she was married at Tuscumbia to Everett J. Birdsong, who died
Oct. 27, 1960.
Mrs. Birdsong lived in Miller County all of her life. She was a member
of the Mt. Zion Church but also attended the Ninth Street Christian
Church in Eldon.
Surviving her are four sons, Henry Birdsong, Tuscumbia, and Willie
Birdsong, Lloyd Birdsong and Walter Birdsong, all of Eldon; and 22
grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
Preceding her in death, in addition to her husband, were two sons, Perry
Birdsong in 1964 and Marion Birdsong in 1975, and a daughter, Jewell
Whittle, in 1973.
The Rev. Gene Edwards officiated at the services. Burial was in the Mt.
Zion Cemetery under the direction of Phillips Funeral Home, Eldon.
ZAGER Margaret Lorine (Grace) Zager, 80, of Lone Jack, MO passed away
peacefully at her home on Tuesday, August 22, 2006. A Mausoleum Chapel
Service will be held 1:15pm Friday, August 25th. at Mt. Calvary Cemetery.
Visitation 12Noon to 1:00pm at the Skradski Funeral Home, 340 N. 6th St.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to Village Hospice,
Lee's Summit, MO. Margaret was born February 4, 1926 to Clyde and Mary
Grace in St. Joseph, MO. She married Fred R. Zager on May 5, 1951 and
raised two children, adopted daughter, Deborah Ann and a son, Joseph
Clyde. The family home was located in Shawnee, KS. After retirement,
Margaret and her husband relocated to the Lake of the Ozarks. She was
preceded in death by her parents, her husband Fred and their son Joseph.
Mourning her passing are her daughter and her husband, Deborah and Steve
Reinking of Lone Jack, MO. Her granddaughters, Stephanie of Independence
and Stacy of Lone Jack. Also left behind is her younger sister, Joann
Marie (Grace) Brewer and her children, Christine Scrivens, Douglas,
Kenneth, Connie Joe and David Brewer Arrangements: Skradski Funeral Home,
Kansas City, KS 913-371-1404
Published in the Kansas City Star on 8/24/2006.
Telegraph, 23 May 1935, page 6 col. 6
CALLAWAY WOMAN DIED THURSDAY
Mrs. Elizabeth Walton Was Visiting in Kansas City When Taken Ill Mrs.
Elizabeth Wood Walton, 81 years old, a native and live-long resident of
Callaway county, died Thursday morning, May 16, at the home of relatives in
Kansas City where she had been visiting. Mrs. Walton suffered a fall down a
flight of steps and became very ill of pneumonia and complications which
resulted in her death. She had been in failing health for several years.
Mrs. Walton was born and reared in the Ballinger Springs neighborhood, and
she was married to W. B. Walton of the same community. He preceded her in
death, passing away in 1904. She is survived by six children, 19
grandchildren and three great grandchildren. The children are: Mrs. S. T.
Taylor; Fulton, James H. Walton, Fulton; Mrs. Ollie Maddox, Fulton; Mrs. J.
T. Hughes, Mountain Park, Okla.; Lester E. Walton, Kansas City; Mrs. Bertha
Morts, Kansas City. She also leaves a sister, Mrs. Henra A. Cole, Los
Angeles, Calif. Mrs. Walton united with the Ham's Prairie Methodist Church
when a young girl and had remained a life-long member of that denomination.
Friends in Fulton extend sincere sympathy to members of the family in their
Gazette, 12 Feb. 1904, page 1, col 4
W. B. Walton, who lives on the Bellama Springs road southwest of Fulton,
died Saturday night last of pneumonia. He was sick several weeks ago with
measles, and just as he was recovering exposure to the weather caused
pneumonia to attack him. The deceased was about fifty years old and leaves a
wife and seven children. He was an Odd Fellow and was buried Sunday in the
Burdette cemetery at Ballenger Springs with the honors of that order.
Funeral services were conducted by Rev. William Castle, of Fulton. The
Walton family has been unusually unfortunate. In November their house was
burned and the family had to make their home in the outbuildings on the
farm. Then the children of the household became sick with measles, and at
one time eight members of the family were down. The death of the father and
chief support of the family comes now to increase their distress.
The Index of 19 Feb 1920, p.12:
The subject of this sketch, Richard Southard, departed this life
January 3, 1920. Uncle Dick, as he was called by all who knew him, had been in
failing health for several years, having that dreaded disease, asthma, but had been
able to be up most of the time up till his death. Uncle Dick was born in April
1854, and had spent most of his time in Benton and Hickory Counties, but wherever he
was he always had friends. He was of that disposition that he made friends wherever
he went. He was married on January 2, 1881 to Nettie Cooper. To this union was
born seven children, George, living near Fairfield, Mo.; Dan, of Kansas City, Mo.;
Martha Barker, of Kansas City, Mo.; Ross, of Wheatland, Mo.; Laura Blackwell, of
Warsaw, Mo.; Laura Blackwell, of Warsaw, Mo.; and Addie Hardin, of Tulsa, Okla.;
Frank, the youngest child, at home with his mother. The death of Uncle Dick was a
shock to most everybody, as he had been in poor health so long, and bore his sickne!
ss so patiently, always being cheerful, passing the time away with music, as he
always enjoyed music. He was converted and joined the Baptist church, living up to
his faith praising his Heavenly father, at home in his own way. Uncle Dick had the
best of care at home, having a loving companion, who was always ready and willing
to do anything for him that could be done, but the Grim Reaper of death claimed him
and the spirit forever left his dwelling and returned to God who gave it, leaving
the dear ones on this earth to enlist with the dearest of all, Our Savior where
sorrow, pain nor death never entereth, but life everlasting. The funeral services
of this form was conducted by Rev. Asro Breshears at the Brethern church, and his
remains laid to rest in the Spring Branch cemetery near by to await the
Benton County Enterprise:
Leta M. Bybee, 91, of Warsaw, died Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2005, at Warsaw Health Care
and Rehabilitation Center.
She was born July 31, 1913, in Avery, a daughter of Walter and Ada Breshears Button.
On Dec. 19, 1929, she was married to John W. Dawson, who died in 1994. In 1996, she
was married to Shelly Bybee, who died in 2000.
Mrs. Bybee lived on the family farm near Warsaw. She was a cashier clerk for Cash
Hardware in Warsaw for 30 years. She retired in 1978. She was a founding charter
member of Cedar Grove Baptist Church in Warsaw, where she was a Sunday school
teacher for 40 years. She also was the church secretary for several years.
She enjoyed cooking and was known for her fried chicken and homemade pies. She
enjoyed playing the piano and was very proficient, even though she lacked the
ability to read music.
Surviving are a daughter, Betty Lutman, and her husband, Curt, of Warsaw; two
brothers, Ralph Button and Ray Button, both of Warsaw; two grandchildren, Lance
Lutman and Jan Adams, both of Warsaw; three great-grandchildren; and three
She was also predeceased by a sister, Lena Jenkins; a brother, Roy Button; and a
great-grandson, Greg Lutman.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Cedar Grove Baptist Church in
Warsaw, with the Rev. Bill Hix officiating. Pallbearers will be Ralph Chambers,
Darin Lutman, Ryan Adams, Ron Jenkins, Edwin Bybee and Kurt Anderson. Burial will be
in the National Cemetery, near Warsaw. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8
p.m. Friday at Reser Funeral Home in Warsaw.
The family suggests memorial contributions to the Benton County Cancer Fund, in care
of the funeral home.
The Sedalia Democrat dated Feb 24, 2005
William R. Button, 1916-2005, Warsaw
William Ralph Button, 88, of Warsaw, died Thursday, Feb. 17, 2005, at Golden Valley
Memorial Hospital in Clinton.
He was born July 3, 1916, a son of Walter and Ada Breshears Button.
Mr. Button will be remembered for his love of horses and his stories.
Surviving are two sons, Ed Button, and his wife, Geri, of Charlotte, N.C., and
Richard Mack Button, and his wife, Annette, of El Dorado Springs; a brother, Ray
Button, of Warsaw; six grandchildren, Yale Button, of Modesto, Calif., Crystie
Button, of San Diego, Carrie Button, of New York City, Elena Button and Holly Button
Clayton, both of Siloam Springs, Ark., and Charis Button, of Fayetteville, Ark.; and
He was predeceased by a brother, Roy; and two sisters, Lena Jenkins and Leta Dawson
Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at L.P. Union Church in Warsaw
Arrangements are under the direction of Reser Funeral Home in Warsaw.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to a church or
charity of the donor's choice.
Sister Mary Paul Hensley
Superior for Sisters of Divine Providence, longtime nurse
Sister Mary Paul Hensley, a superior for the Sisters of Divine Providence in
the St. Louis area and a longtime nurse and volunteer in Granite city, died
Tuesday (July 25, 2006) after a long illness at St. Clare's Extended Care in
Alton. She was 86.
Sister Hensley was born in Iberia, MO, as Olive Jean Hensley and entered the
Sisters of Divine Providence in St. Louis in 1940. She professed her final
vows in 1947 and celebrated her 60th Jubilee with the Sisters of Divine
Providence in 2001.
Sister Hensley received her nursing degree from St. Elizabeth School of
Nursing in 1945 and started working at St. Elizabeth's Medical Center, now known as
Gateway Regional Medical Center, in Granite City. For about 25 years, she
worked in many capacities at the hospital including as a registered nurse, X-ray
technician and pediatric supervisor. She left the hospital as an X-ray, EKG
and EEG supervisor in 1970.
That same year, Sister Hensley was named the Provincial Superior for the
Sisters of Divine Providence in St. Louis. After 10 years in that position, she
returned to Gateway Regional Medical Center and volunteered for more than 20
years as a patient representative.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday at Holy Family Catholic
Church, 2606 Washington Avenue, Granite City. Her body was donated to St.
Louis University Medical School for medical research.
Survivors include a sister, Eska Hensley of Waynesville, MO.
Memorials to the Sisters of Diviine Providence Retirement Fund, c/o the
Development Office, 3415 Bridgeland Drive, Bridgeton, MO. 63044
Mrs. Bridgett Barnhart, 89, of Vienna, passed away Monday, March 22, 1976, at St.
James following a lengthy illness.
Mrs. Barnhart was born December 10, 1886, in Maries County, the daughter of Thomas
and Catherine Birmingham Briggs. She was married November 21, 1911, at Brinktown,
to Everett Barnhart, Sr., who survives. One son, Fred Barnhart, preceded her in
death in May, 1961, and one daughter, Mary Barnhart, preceded her in death in 1926.
Mrs. Barnhart was a member of St. Ann's Sodality and the Visitation Catholic Church
at Vienna. She was a former school teacher at five Missouri schools.
Other survivors include: Six sons, Leslie Barnhart, Brentwood; Ralph Barnhart, St.
Ann; Francis Barnhart and Everett Barnhart, Jr., both of Vienna; Andy Barnhart, St.
Louis; and Floyd Barnhart, Lemay.
One daughter, Mrs. Catherine Hutchison, St. Ann; one sister, Mrs. Fred Meinhardt,
St. Louis; thirteen grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Funeral services for Mrs. Barnhart were conducted at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, March 25,
1976, at the Visitation Catholic Church, Vienna, with the Rev. James Mohan
officiating. Burial was in the parish cemetery. Funeral arrangements were by the
Birmingham - Martin Funeral Home, Vienna.
---published in the Dixon Pilot, Thursday, April 1, 1976, page 6
Sedalia Daily Democrat, Thursday, October 1, 1874, p. 4
Mr. Gifford informs us that a young man by the name of Talver England, who resided
near Cole Camp, met a melancholy death on last Sunday. He was driving cattle on
Saturday, and in attempting to stop a steer his horse ran against him throwing him
off and injuring his spine, which resulted in his death on Sunday morning. He was
unconscious after receiving the injury. We learn he was a young man and highly
Sedalia Daily Democrat, Sunday, October 4, 1874, p. 4
Death of Isaac Campbell
Mr. Isaac Campbell, for several years past a prominent and influential business man
of Warsaw, Benton County, died suddenly yesterday morning at 4 o'clock, from an
attack of heart disease. Mr. Campbell had been in feeble health for months past,
and only the previous day was able to walk about his house, and seemed quite
cheerful. He leaves a wife and several children.
NISHKE Shirley "Kemp" Nishke, age 65, of
Eldon, Mo., passed away Wednesday, March 1, 2006, in Eldon, Mo. She was born
on March 2, 1940, to Wallace Lee Pipes and Ida Lee (Kite) Pipes, both
deceased. She is survived by: two daughters, Anita Morris, of Eldon, Mo. and
Crystal Chapman, of Eldon, Mo.; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, John Dollar; and her
first husband, "Red" Kemp. Visitation will be from 1 to 2:45 p.m., Saturday,
March 4, 2006, at the Phillips Funeral Home. Graveside services will be at 3
p.m., Saturday, March 4, 2006, at the Eldon City Cemetery with Rev. Jim
Published in the NewsTribune on 3/3/2006.
"The Kansas City Times" (Missouri) Wednesday, May 29, 1918
DEATHS IN KANSAS CITY.
Mrs. Catherine KILLIGER, widow of John KILLIGER,
died yesterday morning at the home of her daughter,
Mrs. Eugene GALVIN, 2804 Holmes Street.
Mrs. KILLIGER was 76 tears old and had lived in
Kansas City since 1885. Beside Mrs. GALVIN, three
sons, Thomas E. KILLIGER, 3923 Campbell Street;
John G. KILLIGER, 3409 Central Street, and James C.
KILLIGER, 2737 Belleview Avenue, survive. Funeral
services will be held at 2:30 o'clock tomorrow at the
home of Mrs. GALVIN, and at 3 o'clock at Redemptorist
Church. Burial will be in Mount St. Mary's Cemetery.
Mrs. Mary Bell Scott Smith.....El Reno, Oklahoma - Services for Mrs. Mary
Bell Smith (72) former El Reno resident, who died Saturday, 1 October 1966,
will be at 2pm Thursday in the First Baptist Church El Reno, with burial in
Mustang Cemetery under the direction of Wilson Funeral Home. She was born
in Linn Creek, Missouri on 11 April 1891, the daughter of Arthur Franklin
Scott and Angeline Tabitha Burris Scott of Linn Creek, Missouri and Mustang,
Oklahoma. She married Finis E. Smith in 1912. She was preceded in death by
her husband, Finis E. Smith who died 27 April 1937. After her husbands death
she later moved to California to be with her children. She attended the
Central Baptist Church, Anaheim, California. Survivors include six
daughters, Winifred Smith, of El Reno, Mrs. Alice McCoy, Mrs Wanda Ellis,
and Mrs. Pauline Winder, all of Anaheim, Mrs. Allen Patton, Pico Rivera,
California and Mrs. Bill Barry, El Reno; three sons, James W. Smith,
Hawthorne, California, Weldon L.Smith, Port Chicago, California and Scott E.
Smith Los Angeles and three sisters, Mrs. James A. McDowell, (Rosie Ellen
Scott), Mustang, Oklahoma, Mrs. Janie Parrish (Sherd Parrish) and Mrs.
Lillie Stanford, Linn Creek, Missouri
Vol. XXVIII, No. 41, April 10, 1913
p.1: PLEASANT VALLEY: Mrs. Sarah Jones died Saturday night of pneumonia fever.
p.3: GONE TO REST. On Sunday, April 6th, at 2 a. m. o'clock, Mrs. Sarah Jones
passed from this life unto death. She was born July 12th, 1844, and died April
6th, 1913, aged 68 years, 9 months and 6 days. She professed Christ at an early age
and joined the Baptist church and lived a Christian life until her death. She was
married to W. B. Jones September 22, 1865, and to this union were born 13 children,
9 boys and 4 girls, 9 of whom are living, 7 boys and 2 girls. Her husband and 4
children preceded her to the better world several years ago.
She bore her sickness patiently, but longed for the change to come when she might
enter the bright portals of eternal bliss where no sorrow ever comes, and we have
evidence causing us to say this. She spoke so often of hearing the Angels singing,
and tried to help them sing. The first song was "Leave me, leave me not alone,"
and the next one was "They say I'm coming home, and coming now."
We cannot say she is dead for she has only gone on before to the home prepared for
all who die in such faith as she did. While we have lost a dear friend, we realize
our loss is heaven's eternal gain. Yet, while we would like to have her with us,
we would not call her back to this world of sin and sorrow. The funeral services
were conducted by Rev. J. T. Ferguson at the Baptist church at Bethel after which
her dear form was tenderly laid to rest to await the judgment morning when all will
be gathered home.
Myrtle Bookout Sullivan
Myrtle Sullivan, 84, of Campbellsville died Sunday, March 23, 1986, at Jane
Todd Crawford Memorial Hospital in Greensburg. Born April 13, 1901, in
Taylor County to Willie Sam and Ann Bookout, she married Stanley Sullivan,
who preceded her in death, along with two children, Stanley and Nellie
Maxine Sullivan. Survivors include three sons, Rodney, Mac Ronald and Bobby
Sullivan, all of Campbellsville; four daughters, Mrs. Lester (Rosalene)
Jones and Mrs. Lloyd (Jewell) Jones, both of Campbellsville, Mrs. Harold
(Pearl) Livers of Columbus, Ohio and Mrs. Jack (Sylvia) Murrell of
Indianapolis, Ind. Also one brother, Raymond Bookout of Marseilles, Ill.;
and one sister, Billie Dones of Louisville, along with fourteen
grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held
Tuesday, March 25 at Lyon Funeral Home in Campbellsville, with burial in Mt.
Zion Cemetery. The Rev. Rodford McDonald and the Rev. Gilbert Sapp
officiated. Pallbearers were: Dennis Sullivan, !
Todd Sullivan, Mark Jones, Keith Sullivan, David Livers and Donnie Mings.
~Obituaries of Taylor County, Kentucky, Volume III, compiled by Eunice
Montgomery Wright, July 4, 1991, p. 145
Mrs. Cleo Harden, 84, of the Acton Community in Taylor County,
Campbellsville, Rt. 6, daughter of the late Mr. Samuel Bookout and Mrs.
Fidelia Mann Bookout, was born in Taylor County, Ky., Sept. 24, 1894. She
died at 7:10 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 13, 1978, at the Taylor County Hospital
in Campbellsville where she had been a patient for the past month. She had
professed faith in Christ and was a member of the Mannsville United
Methodist Church. She united in marriage to Mr. John Harden in February,
1922. He preceded her in death April 12, 1943. To this union one son and
one daughter were born: Mr. Samuel Harden of Campbellsville, Rt. 6, and Mrs.
Janice Gaines of Campbellsville, Rt. 5. Besides her children, she is
survived by three grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Funeral
services were conducted at 2 p.m., Friday, Dec. 15, at the Parrott & Ramsey
Funeral Chapel by Rev. Wilbur Whitley and Rev. Jim Freeman. Burial was in
Elkhorn Cemetery. Pallbearers were Bobby Harmon, Melvin Wise, Earl Jones,
Bryce Gabehart, Charles Henry White, and Rosby Wright. ~Obituaries of
Taylor County, Kentucky, Volume II, compiled by Eunice Montgomery Wright, p.
Rodney Sullivan, 64, Philpott Road, Campbellsville, son of the late Stanley
Sullivan and Myrtle Bookout Sullivan, was born in Taylor County, June 19,
1928. He died at 10 a.m., Wednesday, March 24, 1993, in Campbellsville due
to an illness. He was a retired employee of General Telephone Company after
some 38 years service. He was married to Patricia White Dec. 3, 1955.
Besides his wife, he is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Keith and
Marilyn Sullivan, Elkhorn; two daughters and one son-in-law, Karen Mings,
Elkhorn, and Jeannie and Michael Cox, Greenville, Tenn.; five grandchildren,
Jeremy Mings and Danielle Mings, both of Elkhorn, Jonathan Cox, Jessica Cox,
and Jordan Cox, all of Greenville, Tenn.; four sisters and two brothers,
Pearl Lyvers, Rosalene Jones, Jewell Dean Jones, Mac Sullivan and Bobby
Sullivan, Campbellsville; several nieces and nephews and many other
relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by one brother and one
sister, Murrell Sullivan and Maxine Sullivan. The funeral was at 4:30 p.m.,
Friday, March 26, at the Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home in Campbellsville
by Leonard Streeval and Jimmy Williams. Burial was in Mt. Zion United
Methodist Church Cemetery. Pallbearers were Bobby Rogers,
Ronnel Lee Benningfield, Jerry Kearney, Harold Cruse, Jimmy Spurling
and Charles England.
Mr. Alonzo E. Phillips, 83, a retired farmer of Route 6, Campbellsville, son
of the late Mr. John Phillips and Mrs. Mary Cox Phillips, was born in Taylor
County, January 15, 1889. He died at 10:10 a.m., Monday June 12, 1972 at
the Metzmeier Nursing Home. He had been a patient there for the past three
months. He professed faith in Christ early in life and was a member of the
Mannsville United Methodist Church. Also, he was a member of the Modern
Woodsmen of America. He united in marriage to Miss Lois Bookout, January 4,
1912. She preceded him in death October 16, 1967. To this union two
daughters and one son were born. Mary Katherine Phillips died in infancy.
Surviving are: Miss Aileen Phillips of Route 6, Campbellsville; Mr. Harold
Phillips of Indianapolis, Indiana; one granddaughter, Mrs. Sarita Reams of
Route 2, Irvington; one great-granddaughter, Drema Rochelle Reams of Route
2, Irvington; also several nieces and nephews and a host of friends.
Funeral serviceswere conducted Wednesday afternoon, June 14th at the Parrott & Ramsey
Funeral Home by Rev. Jerry Whitley and Rev. Burke Smith. Burial was in the
Spurlington Cemetery. Pallbearers were: Henry Mann, Howard Penn, Sam E.
Phillips, Jimmy Spears, Wesley Pendleton and Dan White. ~The News-Journal,
Thursday, June 22, 1972.
Obituary: Jefferson City News Tribune, February 2000
Ray Johnson Sr., 69, Iberia, died Feb. 11, 2000, at his home.
He was born Aug. 6, 1930, in Independence, Kan., a son of Herbert C. and Clarice
Meiser Johnson. He was married Dec. 18, 1948, in Laramie, Wyo., to Helen Watson, who
survives at the home.
An Army veteran, he was a conductor for Union Pacific Railroad based in Cheyenne,
Wyo., until retiring in 1989.
He was a 32nd Degree Mason, a lifetime member of the National Rifle Association and
a member of Iberia Assembly of God Church.
Other survivors include: one son, Raymond James Johnson Jr., Iberia; two daughters,
Carol Raines, Cheyenne, and Kati Chamberlain, Craig, Colo.; three sisters, Shirley
Augustin, Ballwin, Susan McReynolds, Osage Beach, and Donna Lehamm, St. Charles;
seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Iberia Assembly of God Church. The Rev. Jeff
Higbie will officiate. Burial will be in Bethany Cemetery, near Crocker.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday at the church.
Arrangements are under the direction of Rekus Funeral Home, Iberia.
June 30, 1927 California Democrat:
Mrs. Stout Dies Suddenly
Funeral Services Held Wednesday Afternoon At Syracuse
Mrs. Geo. Stout, 78 years old, died suddenly at her home about 3 miles northeast of
Latham Sunday evening. She had been in poor health for sometime but no unusual
symptoms were noted up to just before her death.
Mrs. Stout had lived in the vicinity of Latham for many years and had extensive
acquaintanceship and numerous friends throughout that community. She reared a large
Surviving are the aged husband, two daughters and the following six sons: H. A. of
the home address, John, Andy, Bird, Cage and George.
Funeral services were held at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at the Baptist Church in
Syracuse, the Rev. Mr. Hedrick officiating. Burial was Syracuse.
MEADE - Adeline Marie Eckhoff, 100, died Monday, May 8, 2006, at the Meade
District Hospital Long Term Care Center.
She was born July 20, 1905, at Cole Camp, Mo., the daughter of Fred and
Marie (Brunjes) Mein. On May 6, 1926, she married Edward Herman Eckhoff at Cole
Camp, Mo. He preceded her in death on June 3, 1970.
She was a resident of Mead since 1926, and she was a homemaker.
She was a member of Saint John Lutheran Church, serving as treasurer for
many years, LWML, and AAL, serving as secretary for 42 years, all of Meade. She
enjoyed traveling, fishing, and was a faithful church member for many years.
She is survived by several nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her husband; parents; a brother, Herbert L Mein;
and a sister, Delilah Mein.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Saint John Lutheran Church,
Meade, with Reverend Lynn E. Spencer presiding.
Friends may call from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. Wednesday at Fidler-Orme-Bachman
Mortuary, Meade. Interment will be in the Graceland Cemetery, Meade.
The family would welcome memorials to the Meade District Hospital Long Term
Care Center Windows to the World project in care of the funeral home.
Robert Eugene Hoskins, 48, Humansville, died Monday, Oct. 12, 1998, in Cox
Medican Center South. He was born Feb. 1, 1950, at Springfield. He served in
the U.S. Army for five years, and he was employed for many years at the Ford
Motor Co. assembly plant near Kansas City. He moved to Humansville in 1985
from Independence and was a member of the Fair Play Missionary Baptist
Church. Survivors include his wife, B.J., of the home; his parents, Robert
and Aileen Hoskins, Humansville; three children, Katrina L. Koskins of
Independence and Robert E. Hoskins II and Eric L. Hoskins, both of Fort
Campbell, Ky.; a sister, Patricia Lee, Kansas City; a brother, Mark Hoskins,
Humansville; and two granddaughters. Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday,
Oct. 15, in Murray Chapel, Humansville, with the Rev. Obie Harrup and the
Reb. Joe Campbell officiating. Honorary pallbearers will be Cameron Melton
and Les Melton. Pallbearers will be Aubry Maples, Bobby Hoskins, Eric
Hoskins, Dennis Schrock, Chucky Mingus and Donald Allen Keithley. Military
rites will be conducted at graveside by Amvets Post No. 114. Interment will
be in Humansville Cemetery. Visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m. this evening
(Wednesday) in the funeral home.
Bolivar Free Press
Vol 37 - #30
Page 3 - Col 6
Joshua Owen Butler was born July 31, 1835, near Nashville, Tennessee. He was married
to Josephine Cunningham June 7, 1855. Of this marriage eight children were born,
four girls and four boys, four of whom are still living. They are; Mrs. Mary
Hutcheson, who lives in this county, George L., who resides in Bolivar, Benjamin
A., who lives at Red Bluff, California, and Mrs. Zella Logan, who lives at
He made a profession of religion in 1871 and united with the Mt. Olive Baptist
Church, of which church he was a member of when he died.
Although raised in the South, yet he enlisted in the Federal Army and proved a
faithful, honest, religious and peace loving citizen of his country. His life as a
Christian was a model for all to follow, always true to his Savior, and kind and
loving to his fellowman. His whole trust was in his God, and to go to church was
not only a duty but a joy and a pleasure with him. As long as his health permitted
he was found regularly in his seat in the church h loved so well, where he could
sit and listen to the word of God, which was to give him strength for the future
battles of life.
As a neighbor he was loved and respected by all, for you could not know him and not
love him with his kind, considerate, and straightforward manner of living. His life
was crowded with events that try men's souls but he looked ever to Jesus and He
carried him through all his trials in safety and he came out of these trials a
stronger and better man, and by his example taught us the Christ-life is the only
one to live.
He died Thursday night, October 27, 1904, at 10 o'clock, surrounded by a part of
his children, and his neighbors and friends. His last sickness was of short
duration, but was very severe, and it gave his kind wife and children, and friends
heart felt trouble to see him suffer as he had to.
He died as he lived, still strong in the faith that his Savior died to save and had
saved his soul. Only a few days before his death he was heard to strongly profess
his faith in Christ and the joys of salvation. He has gone on before us, but his
memory and example will live long after him and be the means of making men better.
It is truly good for such men to have lived with us.
The funeral sermon was preached by Rev. L.S. Colborn, of Bolivar, in the Mt. Olive
Baptist Church from John 14: 2: I go to prepare a place for you. The funeral
service was largely attended by the many friends and relatives.
Stevens Point Daily Journal - August 3, 1932
Rev. John S. Durfee
Rev. John S. Durfee of Collins, Missouri, a minister in the church of the United
Brethren for the past 29 years, father of Mrs. Steve Gates, 110 Portage street, and
of Mrs. Ed Clussman of Plover, and brother of Mrs. Dora Eggleston of this vicinity,
died last Friday evening at his home. He had been in poor health for several years
and since April, 1931, had been confined to bed most of the time.
Rev. Mr. Durfee was born on December 21, 1867, In Illinois, and came to Wisconsin
with his parents in 1870. His parents both died when be was a small boy. He lived in
various places and worked at many occupations for several years be fore entering the
ministry. His marriage to Dora Bayless took place in the spring of l887. He carried on
his work in the United Brethren church in Wisconsin until 12 years ago when he and
Mrs. Durfee and their two sons moved to Missouri for Rev. Mr. Durfee's health. They
visited in Wisconsin two years ago.
Besides his two daughters and sister in this vicinity, Rev. Mr. Durfee leaves his widow,
two sons, Lewis Durfee of Golden City, Mo., and Howard Durfee of Collins, Mo.,
10 grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
Funeral services were held last Saturday afternoon at their home at Collins.
Mrs. Gates of this city spent three weeks in June at her parents' home at Collins,
caring for her father, but was unable to return for the funeral. Mr. and Mrs. Clussman
and son, Arlo, were at Collins when Rev. Mr. Durfee died and remained for the funeral.
They will return home this week. Mrs. Durfee returned to Golden City with her son after
the funeral and will spend some time there.
Stevens Point Daily Journal - August 12, 1932
Rev. John Sherman Durfee
Rev. John Sherman Durfee of Collins, Mo., was born in Freeport, Ill., December 21, 1867,
and passed away at his home in Collins July 29, 1932, after a lingering illness which confined
him to his bed for a period of 15 months.
He was united in marriage with Miss Dora Bayless of the town of Linwood, Wisconsin,
March 13, 1887. To this union four sons and two daughters were born. One son preceded
him to the Great Beyond 32 years ago, in May, and another son 28 years ago last February.
The surviving children are Mrs. Nellie Clussman of Plover, Mrs. Eleanor Gates of Stevens Point,
Lewis Durfee of Golden City, Mo., and Howard Durfee of Collins. He is also survived by
10 grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
Rev. Mr. Durfee was left an orphan at a very tender age, his mother passing away when
he was four and his father when he was eight years old. One sister, Mrs.Dora Eggleston of
Stevens Point, is the only surviving member of the parental family. His father, Royal Durfee,
served his country in the Civil war.
Rev. Mr. Durfee professed faith in Christ at the age of 18 and later placed his membership
in the United Brethren church. He entered the ministry 31 years ago. He ever took a firm
stand on the Christian religion and presented the gospel message with a sincerity that brought
conviction and salvation to untold members of sin-sick souls.
He had resided in Collins several years and was pastor of the United Brethren church. He
lived his life quietly, but so nearly coinciding with the pattern given by the Master that all who
knew him, by observing his daily life, reverenced him. He had many personal and devoted
friends, not only in Collins but in Wisconsin, his former home. Especially during his long illness
had he endeared himself to the community. He was ever patient in his suffering and often talked
of his eternal home and his readiness to obey his Master's will. During his illness his faithful
companion was ever at his bedside, anticipating whatever comfort was possible to his afflicted body.
In this she was ably assisted by the resident son, Howard. All of his children were present at his
bedside in the last sad hour except one daughter who had recently visited him.
His first pastorate was at the Meehan church in Wisconsin. When he became the pastor there
the congregation worshipped in a store building. Rev. Mr. Durfee had the joy and privilege of
building and dedicating a church for them and a poem was written recently by a personal friend
concerning this church and sent to him a few days prior to his passing . The funeral services
were conducted at the United Brethren church Saturday, July 30, by Rev. Mr. Sperry, who had
become a close friend of Re. Mr. Durfee during his long illness and was much admired by him.
The text used on this occasion was II Samuel, 14:14. Mr. Christian, county missionary, assisted
in this service. Rev. Mr. Birdsong of Weaubleau also was in attendance.
A special song requested by Rev. Mr. Durfee some time ago, "My Latest Sun is Sinking Fast"
was rendered as a solo by Mrs. H. D. Capps.
The funeral was under the direction of J. F. Firestone. The remains were tenderly laid to rest
in the Robinson cemetery.
Stevens Point Daily Journal - May 23, 1940
Mrs. Dora Durfee
Mrs. Dora Durfee, widow of Rev. John Durfee, former town of Linwood resident, died on
April 22 at the home of her son, Howard Durfee, at Walnut Grove, Missouri, according to word
received today. She had been ill for seven weeks. A daughter, Mrs. Steve Gates of Hull, was
with her for two weeks in March and another daughter, Mrs. Edward Clussman of Plover, was
with her at the time of her death.
Mrs. Durfee was born on February 4, 1869. She was married to Rev. Mr. Durfee on
March 13, 1887, in Linwood. Mr. Durfee died on July 29, 1932.
Surviving are the three children, Mrs. Clussman, Mrs. Gates and Howard Durfee; a sister,
Mrs. Minnie Wilson, 313 East avenue; a brother, Lewis Bayless, in the state of Washington;
11 grandchildren, and five great grandchildren. Three children preceded her in death, two
sons at the age of two and one-half years and a son, Lewis at the age of 45, on September 9, 1937.
Funeral services were held on April 23 at 2 o'clock at Collins, Missouri. Rev. Paul
Thompson officiated and burial took place in Robinson cemetery beside her husband.
"Mother of Mine" and "Abide with Me" were sung by the Christian church minister.
02/28/2006, The Citizen
Edna Victoria Graham, 95, Atlanta, died Feb. 23, 2006. She was born Oct. 8,
1910 in Fulton County, GA.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Leonard Graham, and a grandfather,
the Rev. Dr. B. J. W. Graham. Graveside services were at Crest Lawn
Cemetery, Atlanta, with the Rev. Philip Johnson officiating.
Survivors include a son, John and Louise Creecy, Fayetteville;
a daughter, Mary and Marion Peek, Snellville;
grandchildren, Marion Spencer Peek, Snellville, Richard Stephen Peek,
Conyers, Mark Stewart, Grayson, Kris Elaine Anders, Columbus, Russell Glen Creecy,
Milledgeville, and Michael John Creecy, Fairburn;
great-grandchildren, Lisa, Emily, John and Will Anders;
and a sister, Margaret Carroll, North Carolina. Carl J. Mowell & Son Funeral
Home, Fayetteville, GA., was in charge.
Obituary: Barbara Kitts Cardwell:
SERVICES TODAY FOR MRS. B. CARDWELL
Will be held from Mulberry Street Home; Burial in Miller County.
Funeral services for Mrs. Barbara Kitts Cardwell, aged and respected
resident of Jefferson City who died early Monday while visiting a daughter, Mrs. N. Denny, of St.
Louis, will be held at o'clock this morning from the family residence at 618 Mulberry Street. Rev.
Paul Weber, pastor of the Baptist Church, will conduct the service and burial
will be made at the Colvin Cemetery in Miller County.
Mrs. Barbara Ann Kitts Cardwell, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Kitts of
Grainge County, Tennessee was born November 4, 1858 in that area. She passed on September
About 1876 she married William Henderson Cardwell in Tennessee and moved to
Miller County about 1880 with their three oldest children: James Nelson, Annettie, and
Mrs. Cardwell who was 73 years of age, had been a resident of this community
for more than thirty years. She was widely known and esteemed in both Cole and Miller
Counties and her passing will occasion deep and sincere sorrow and regret.
The mother of fourteen children, she is survived by ten, four preceding her
in death along with her husband. The surviving are Sid, Fate, and James Cardwell, Mrs. Rose
Quinn of Jefferson City, Fred Cardwell and Mrs. N. Denny of St. Louis, Mrs. Eva Stokes of
Chicago, Lee Cardwell of Oklahoma City, Mrs. Lula Houg of Butler, Missouri and Mrs. Mathilda Head
of Kansas City. A large number of grandchildren and great grandchildren mourn her demise.
Obituary: Joseph Elmer McDowell:
Born May 2, 1884 in Hawkeye, Missouri, Joseph Elmer Mc Dowell,son of Calvin
and Sarah Haney McDowell, spent his early years on the farm and until after
he was married and came to Osawatomie, he gave considerable attention to
farm work. On July 3, 1903 at Swedsborg ,Missouri he united in marriage with
Miss Rosa Ledbetter, and five years later they came to Kansas, making their
home on a farm about five miles west of Osawatomie, where they spent about
eleven years. Since coming into the city, Mr. McDowell has engaged in a
number of interesting business enterprises, the last seven years having been
spent with the Dunstan Furniture Company Joe McDowell was a man who was easy
to get acquainted with for he enjoyed people and his kindly, friendly
disposition won him a host of good friends. Some fifteen or sixteen years
ago , he was baptized and received into the First Christian Church of
Osawatomie while Rev. H. M .Jeffries was the pastor. While Mr. McDowell has
not been up to par physically for some years, he had continued actively at
his work and death came quite suddenly Sunday morning, April 22, bringing
shock and sorrow to his loved ones and his many friends. Members of his
immediate family who survive his passing are his wife, Rosa McDowell of the
home in West Highlands; two daughters,Mrs. Ray Cassida and Mrs. Otis Alber,
both of Osawatomie; one son, Elmer(Bud) McDowell of Osawatomie; three
brothers, Roy of Concordia, Kansas, John and Harry of Osawatomie; two
sisters, Mrs. Leo Nofsinger and Mrs.Everett Brockman, both of Osawatomie. A
brother Ben McDowell and a sister, Mrs. Effie Walls preceded him in death.
Many other relatives and friends mourn his passing. Funeral services were
held at the First Christian Church, Osawatomie with Rev. A. W. Swanson and
Rev. William L. Hastie officiating. Interment was in the New Cemetery at
Osawatomie under the direction of the Eddy Funeral Home. Mrs. A. W. Swanson
and Mrs. Raymond Pearce sang, "In the Garden" and"Ivory Palaces" accompanied
at the piano by Mrs. R. S. Hewitt. Flower ladies were: Mrs. Harold Barber,
Mrs. Nelson Cowden, Mrs. Glenn Mays, Mrs. M. L. Bryant, Mrs. Carl Watson,
and Mrs. L. C. Dessent. Albert Barber, Edwin Funk, Verne Conlin, Tom Ludwig,
Archie Parks andJoseph Whiteford served as active pallbearers. Honorary
pallbearers were Owen Hunsperger, Gus Hahn, John C. Brady, Clarence Day.
W.W. Wilson, and William Wiseman.
Obituary: Floyd Arthur George 72, New Bloomfield, died Friday January 9,
1998, at his home. He was born April 26, 1925, a son of James W. and Vera
Stephens George. He was married June 3, 1946, in Troy, Kansas, to Daisy
Berlin who survives at the home. He was a Southern Baptist minister and
worked as a chaplain, guard and case worker for the Missouri Department of
Corrections. He was also an announcer and engineer in radio and television.
He was a member of Cedar Grove Baptist Church, Holts Summit. Other survivors
include: five sons, Jim George, Marceline George, Darwin George, Columbia
Missouri, Kenneth George, Shenandoah, Iowa, John George and Mark George,
Holts Summit; one daughter, Leta Sills, Mankato, Kansas; one sister, Delores
Martin, Northboro, Iowa; 15 grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.
Services will at 2 p.m. Monday at the Debo Funeral Home, Holts Summit. The
Rev. Charles Crum will officiate. Burial will be in Dry Fork Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Sunday. Memorials are suggested to Cedar
Grove Baptist Church.
Jessica Rae Landreth, 14, of Brumley died Sunday, December 17, 2000 at
University Hospital and Clinics in Columbia. She was born February 16, 1986
in Osage Beach to Charles Robert 'Bob' and Karen Huddleston Landreth, who
survive at the home. Jessica attended School of the Osage until eighth grade
and then Heartland Christian Academy, where she was an honor roll student.
She attended Honey Springs Church near Brumley. Also surviving are two
brothers, Eric Robert Landreth and Caleb Ryan Landreth, both of the home, a
sister, Hilary Renee Landreth of the home; her maternal grandparents, Don
and Dorsie Huddleston of Brumley, and her step paternal grandfather, Wilbur
Coleson of St. Elizabeth. Her paternal grandparents, Fred Norman and Dorothy
Landreth preceded her in death.Funeral services were held at 11am Wednesday
at Rekus Funeral Home in Iberia with Brother Rick Morrow officiating. Burial
was in Mt. Union Cemetery near Brumley. Memorial contributions are suggested
to Jessica Landreth Memorial Fund in care of the Bank of Iberia.
Melissa Dawn Leap, 17 of Cemdenton died Saturday, 16 April 1994 as the
result of an automobile accident on U. S. 54 east of Camdenton. She was born
29 March 1977 in Jefferson City to Dennis and Karan McDowell Leap, who
survive at the home. Miss Leap was a junior at Camdenton High School and she
worked at Tres Hombres at Bridgeport in Osage Beach. She attended the
Baptist church. In addition to her parents she is survived by a sister,
Jessica Leap; her maternal grandmother, Elizabeth Nicks, maternal great
grandmother Ellen Morris, paternal grandparents, Donald and Thelma Leap and
paternal great grandmother May Eidson. All are of Camdenton. Funeral
services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Camdenton First Baptist Church
with the Rev. Paul Burns officiating. Burial was in Pleasant Grove Cemetery
near Macks Creek under the direction of Hedges Funeral Home of Camdenton.
Obituary: Lukas Cheyenne McDowell, age 18, of Camdenton, Missouri passed
away Friday, November 24, 2000 from injuries sustained from an auto
accident. He was born on 24 July 1982 in Osage Beach, Missouri,the son of
Winston Ray and Dina Poss McDowell. Lukas was a Senior at Camdenton High
School, a member of the Laker Football Team, Speech and Debate Club, Drama
Club, Forensic Club, F.C.A., the 1999 State Football Champs, and the Bethel
Baptist Church in Ulman, Missouri. He was preceded in death by his father,
Winston Ray McDowell. He is survived by his mother and father, Dina and
Norman Boles, of Camdenton, sisters and brothers, Christine Sweatt and Amber
McDowell, both of Camdenton, Rodney Kurtz and his wife, Jody, of Gardner,
Kansas, Brad Boles and wife, Tami, of Fredricksburg, Virginia, Jami Hovey
and husband, Paul, and Angela Lundberg and husband, Kory, all of Columbus,
Georgia; nieces and nephews: Allison Sweatt, Andrew Sweatt, Kaytie Hovey,
Edie Hovey, Jacquelyn Hovey, Haleigh Boles, Tori Boles, and Bradley Paul
Hovey; paternal grandmother, Minnie Pearl McDowell of Brumley, MO, maternal
grandmother, Myra Lea Poss, of Eldon, MO, several aunts,uncles, cousins and
many friends. Pallbearers were: Kyle Orf, Barrett Dickemann, Brock Ezard,
Bobby Mooney, Cole Glascock, Matt Brock, Roger Kure, Dan McKay, Travis
Faulconer, Ryan Hamilton. Honorary Paulbearers included Coach Bob Shore,
Laker Football Staff and the Camdenton Laker Football Team. Burial was at
New Hope Cemetery, Miller County, Missouri
Obituary: Winston R. "Burr" McDowell, of Brumley died Thursday, May 17,1964
at the age of 30 , of injuries he suffered in a motorcycle accident near
Brumley. He was born April 13, 1954 at Camdenton to Malcolm and Minnie Ahart
McDowell who survives in Brumley. On June 4, 1976 he was married to Dina
Pope who survives at the home. Also surviving are a daughter, Amber McDowell
of the home; a son, Lukas Mc Dowell of the home; a step-daughter, Christy
Birdsong of the home; three sisters Karen Cooper of Eldon, Joyce Mann of
Camdenton and Marilyn Myers of Ulman; and four brothers, Ronald McDowell and
Willard McDowell, both of Brumley, Vincent McDowell of Iberia and Myron
McDowellof Tuscumbia. Funeral services were held at 2pm Sunday at Hedges
Funeral Home in Camdenton with the Rev. J . R. Mc Guire officiating. Burial
was at the New Hope Cemetery near Kaiser.
Obituary: Mrs. Elphia McDowell, 84, dies; spent life in Ulman area
Mrs. Elphia L. McDowell, 84, Ulman, died Wednesday, 18 April 1979 at Lake of
the Ozarks General Hospital, Osage Beach. She was born 23 June 1894, at
Capps, to Jasper and Julia Bilyeu Shepherd. She first was married to Charlie
Horton, who preceded her in death. November 1969, she was married to Frank
McDowell, who survives at the home. Mrs. McDowell lived her life in the
Ulman area. She had been a member of the Ulman Christian Church since 1926.
Surviving her are a son: Curtis Horton, San Diego, two grandsons: Kurt and
Kerry Horton, San Diego, five step-sons: Jewell McDowell, Edwardsville,
Kansas, Charles McDowell and Donald McDowell, Bonner Springs, Kansas, Marvin
McDowell, Baser, Kansas, and Leonard McDowell, Brumley; fourstep-daughters:
Mrs. Nadine Luttrell and Mrs. Lora Graham, both of Osage Beach; Mrs. Imogene
Dunn, state of Texas, and Mrs. Dorothy Barnhart, Desota, Kansas, three
sisters: Mrs. Audrey Cobrun, St. Louis; Mrs. Eula Stone, Eldon, and Mrs.
Lucy Mannard, state of Kansas and 3 7 stepgrandchildren. Funeral services
were held at 2 p.m. Friday at Stevinson Funeral Home with Bro. Gene Edwards
officiating; Burial was in Hickory Point Cemetery.
"The Kansas City Journal of Commerce" (Missouri) Tuesday, May 15, 1877
Mr. F. WOCHER, whose dangerous illness was alluded to several days
ago, expired at an early hour on Sunday morning. He had been a resident
of Kansas City for nine years, engaged in the drug business at the corner
of Fifth and Main streets, where he had built up and carried forward a highly
A native of Friedburg, Germany, he first located in Cincinnati, where, as a
fellow clerk of George UMMETHUN, now of Leavenworth, he first acquired
a practical knowledge of the drug business. He was afterward a resident
of Indianapolis and Quincy. During his residence here, he had established
a character for probity, enterprise and assiduous devotion to his profession,
and was regarded as a highly estimable and substantial citizen. He leaves
a wife and two children. His funeral took place yesterday from his late
residence and was numerously attended.
"The Kansas City Journal" (Missouri) Sunday, December 27, 1903
LIVED HERE TWENTY-SIX YEARS.
Felix GHIGGERI, aged 43 years, died at 10:45 o'clock last night
at his home, 1230 Baltimore avenue, of pneumonia, after a brief
illness. He leaves a widow and four children, a son and three
daughters, the youngest child being 8 years old.
GHIGGERI was well known in Kansas City, where he had lived
for twenty-six years. He was a fruit and confectionery dealer,
and his place at 5 West Ninth street, just west of the Junction,
was one of the landmarks in the business distinct. He had two
other places, one in Wyandotte, near Fifth, the other in Union
The funeral, to which all friends of the family are invited, will be
held Monday forenoon, the cortege leaving the residence at 9:30
o'clock for Holy Rosary church, where the services will be
conducted by Rev. Father DELBECCHI, the parish priest. Burial
will be in Mount St. Mary's cemetery.
"The Kansas City Journal" (Missouri) Sunday, December 27, 1903
L. B. SPIEKERMAN DEAD.
Louis B. SPIEKERMAN, a prominent Elk, died of valvular heart
trouble at his home, 3945 West Prospect, late yesterday evening.
Mr. SPIEKERMAN was 47 years old and had lived in Kansas
City for twenty-five years. For twenty years he was connected
with Loose Bros. in the capacity of city salesman, but at the time
of his death was employed in the same capacity with the Morris-
Powers wholesale liquor house.
For about the last two months he had not been in the best of health,
but the illness which yesterday caused his death did not begin until
a week ago. Since that time he had become rapidly worse, and
yesterday early his condition grew critical.
He leaves a wife and two daughters, aged 6 years and the other a
few months. Mr. SPIEKERMAN had belonged to the Elks for years.
The funeral will be from Father WALSH's church, Fortieth and
Washington streets, Tuesday morning, at 9:30 o'clock. Further than
this, no arrangements have been made.
"The Kansas City Times" (Missouri) Tuesday, August 24, 1915
KANSAS SIDE WOMAN DIED IN DENVER.
Mrs. Myrtle E. MACK, 39 years old, 21 South Twenty-first Street,
Kansas side, died in Denver last Friday. She leaves her husband,
Frederick E. MACK; three children, Harry, Bessie and Lester, and
her parents, who reside in Denver. The burial was in Denver yesterday.
"The Kansas City Journal" (Missouri) Friday, February 24, 1911
CITY NEWS IN PARAGRAPHS.
Mrs. Caddie A. LEWIS, wife of Eli LEWIS, 3241 Flora avenue,
and manager of the Pacific Express Company in Kansas City,
died at her home this morning at 1:30 o'clock, aged 54 years.
Heart disease caused death.
The funeral services of Harry D. FREEMAN, who died Wednesday
night, were held from the home, 3419 Highland avenue at 3 o'clock
yesterday afternoon, the Rev. E. Combie SMITH officiating. Burial
will be at Paola, Kas.
The funeral services of Lincoln Robert, infant son of Mr. and
Mrs. T. B. LANDON, 2626 Brooklyn avenue, who died yesterday
morning, will be held from the house at 10:30 o'clock this morning.
Burial will be in Elmwood cemetery.
An entertainment of recitations, patriotic drills and nursery rhymes
will be given at the Chase school by the pupils of the first, second,
fourth and fifth grades Friday at 2 o'clock. At the close of the
programme there will be a candy sale.
The funeral services of Mrs. Sue M. REPPLE, 64 years old, who
died Wednesday night at the home of her brother, Harry D. TRAIN,
3140 Main street, will be held at Stine's chapel, 408 East Ninth street,
at 2 o'clock this afternoon. Burial will be in Forest Hill cemetery.
After his trial before the police board yesterday that Harl D. HUBBARD,
a clerk in the printing department, charged with usurping the authority of
a police officer on the night of February 2 by "making an investigation"
at the home of Mrs. L. MURRAY, 1220 McGee street, HUBBARD was
returned to duty, Commissioner REMLEY alone voting to find him guilty.
Miss Mina ROSENBERGER, 79 years old, a resident of Kansas City
since 1880, died yesterday morning from an attack of apoplexy which
she suffered two weeks ago, at the home of her niece, Mrs. Theodore W.
GRIFF, 2941 Forest avenue. Private funeral services will be held at
the GRIFF residence at 2 o'clock this afternoon. Dr. H. H. MAYER will
officiate. Burial will be in Elmwood cemetery.
"The Kansas City Times" (Missouri) Monday, February 22, 1904
HAD LIVED THERE FIFTY YEARS.
Dr. G. W. NEVILLE, a resident of Wyandotte county for half a
century, died Saturday afternoon at the home of his daughter,
Mrs. Abraham GARRISON, at Bethel, eight miles west of Kansas
City, Kas. He was in his eighty-second year, having been born at
Lexington, Ky. on June 17, 1822. He suffered a stroke of paralysis
about six weeks ago, and this, with Bright's disease and other
complications due to old age, caused his death.
Dr. NEVILLE came West in 1854, after having graduated from a
medical school in Louisville. He lived for a time in Jackson county,
Missouri, and then moved to Wyandotte county. At that time the
country was in the midst of the border warfare between residents
of the states of Missouri and Kansas. Dr. NEVILLE was a "free
state" advocate. He was a Union man during that war, but did not
join the army, remaining at home and passing through the guerrilla
fighting of the period. After the war he commanded a body of 200
soldiers which routed the James YOUNGER gang in a battle fought
in the Sni hills. He followed his profession as a practicing physician
and served one term as county coroner.
Dr. NEVILLE was also an ordained Baptist minister. His wife died
about a year ago and he is survived by four daughters.
Dr. NEVILLE was a typical Southern man, quick to resent an insult,
and known for his bravery. He carried to his death a bullet which he
received in a duel with another physician in Kentucky.
The funeral will be held at 2 o'clock this afternoon at the Presbyterian
church at Bethel. Burial will be in the cemetery there.
"The Kansas City Times" (Missouri) Monday, February 22, 1904
A FREIGHTER OF EARLY DAYS.
Patrick TRAINOR, a pioneer of Kansas City, who spent more
than half a century here, died at the home of his daughter,
Mrs. Mary BRUSSINGHAM, 2509 Summit street, early yesterday
morning, of grip. He had been in feeble health for a number of
years. Last Tuesday night he became suddenly ill. A heavy chill
was followed with a cold.
Patrick TRAINOR was born in Monaghan county, Ireland, in 1819.
He was about twenty years old when he came to America. Landing
in New York, he secured work as a laborer. He spent about ten
years there and at Pittsburg, Pa. Then he started West. He
stopped at different places to work and about five years afterwards,
reached the mouth of the river Kaw. At that time there was no
In 1848, Mr. TRAINOR began freighting from the steamboats at
Westport landing. He made trips to Independence, to Pleasant Hill
and to other points farther from the river. He also traded with the
Indians. He lost all his savings in the gold fields of Colorado and
returned to Kansas City and again began teaming. In 1870 he went
to De Soto, Kas., and bought a farm. A few years later he sold out
and bought some property in the southeastern part of Kansas City.
This property became a portion of Penn Valley park.
Mr. TRAINOR is survived by six children, two sons and four daughters.
It has been a delight to him in recent years to tell his children and his
grandchildren of Kansas City in its early days. He told them of making
garden spots on the ground where Kansas City now stands.
Of recent years Mr. TRAINOR has lived with his children. His
Mrs. Mary BRUSSINGHAM of 2509 Summit street,
Mrs. Emma POINTER of 2315 Jefferson street,
Mrs. Rose FLEMING, also of Kansas City.
Mrs. Minnie MEYERS of 2013 Water street, Kansas City, Kas.,
John TRAINOR of 2205 Penn street, and
Thomas TRAINOR of 3033 Holly street.
The funeral will be held from the Sacred Heart church at 9 o'clock
Tuesday morning. Burial will be in Mount St. Mary's cemetery.
Mary Louisa Elizabeth Lee
Mrs. Mary Lee was born Dec. 15, 1852 and died July 28th at the age of 95
Mrs. Lee came to this part of the country over 60 years ago. She was
united in marriage to William L. Lee in Pendleton, Mo. To this union
eight children were born, namely: William R. Lee of St. Elizabeth, Emma
Boyd of St. Anthony, Mrs. Laura Barnhart of Tulsa, Okla., Joseph H. Lee
of Meta, Nellie Barnhart of Ellisville, Lon Lee of Tuscumbia, Minnie
Barnett of Kansas City, Kans. One daughter, Martha, died in infancy.
She united with the Christian Church and remained a faithful member
until death. She is also survived by 34 grandchildren, 18 great
grandchildren and many friends and relatives.
Services were held at 2:30 P.M. July 29th at the Capps Church and burial
in the Capps Cemetery. Rev. C. W. Sooter officiated and the Sooter
quartet was in charge of the music. Funeral in charge of the Hedges
Funeral Home of Iberia.
"The Kansas City Times" (Missouri) Tuesday, August 24, 1915
THE END TO WILLIAM F. MOORE.
William Franklin MOORE died last night at the home of his
daughter, Mrs. J. K. GRIFFITH, 3114 Flora Avenue. He was
born October 23, 1833, in Strasburg, Va., and moved to Sheridan
County, Missouri, in 1854. He joined the Confederate forces under
General PRICE at the beginning of the Civil War and served in the
commissary department. He was held as a prisoner on Johnson's
Island, in Lake Erie, the last twenty-six months of the war.
Mr. MOORE married Miss Emma CHICK August 28, 1867, in
Sheridan County. He was a pioneer in the live stock business. He
organized the Metcalf-Moore Live Stock Company in St. Louis in
1873 and came to Kansas City January, 1888, where he established
a branch office. He retired in 1891.
Mr. MOORE was a Mason and belonged to the first lodge of Odd
Fellows in St. Louis, Mo. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Emma
CHICK MOORE; two daughters, Mrs. J. K. GRIFFITH and Miss Julia
MOORE; four sons, William H. MOORE, 124 Hunter Avenue, assistant
manager of the Evans-Snider-Buel Live Stock Company; Sidney
MOORE, 4008 Holly Street, cashier of the Stock Yards National Bank,
and Joseph S. MOORE and John B. MOORE of Katy, Tex.; three sisters,
Mrs. Mary BRAGG, 346 North Lawndale Avenue; Mrs. Julia BRAGG,
3719 Robert Gillham Road and Mrs. Mary SENSENEY of St. Louis, and
one brother, Strother M. MOORE of Mendon, Mo.
The funeral will be at 10 o'clock tomorrow morning at the home of
Mrs. J. K. GRIFFITH. Burial will be in Mount Washington Cemetery.
Jefferson City News Tribune: Friday, Jul 23, 2004
Alma Agnes Coots, 93, New Bloomfield, died March 8, 2002, at Capital Region
She was born Feb. 18, 1909, in Brumley, a daughter of Chancey and Cora Burks
Reinhart. She was married Nov. 30, 1936, to Edgar James Coots, who died Nov. 5,
She worked at Stride Rite Shoe Company and Tweedie Shoe Company. She was a member
of Providence Baptist Church in New Bloomfield. She was a member of the XYZ Club
and the Slusher Club.
Survivors include: two sons, Jim Coots, Holts Summit, and Jerry Coots, New
Bloomfield; one daughter, Debbie Coots, New Bloomfield; 11 grandchildren, eight
great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Providence Baptist Church. The Rev. Jim
Shaver will officiate. Burial will be in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Hartsburg.
Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Sunday at Debo Funeral Home in Holts Summit, and
from 1-2 p.m. Monday at the church.
Memorials are suggested to the charity of the donor's choice.
Jefferson City Paper:
Chancy L. Reinhart died Sunday. He was 65
years old, born January 22, 1881 at Ulman, Mo in Miller Co., the son of Mr.
and Mrs Asbury Reinhart---He married Miss Cora Burks at Tusbumbia on
Christmas Day 1904. She died in 1914. On June 11, 1938 he married Mrs.
Margaret Williams of Columbia. Besides his second wife, he is also survived
by 3 daughters, Mrs. Ada Roark and Mrs. Zula Heberle of Jefferson City and
Mrs. Alma Coots of New Bloomfield, 6 grandchildren, two brothers, Sylvester
Reinhart of Brumley and William Reinhart of Wyandotte, Oklahoma and one
sister Mrs. Mary Luttrell of Iberia. He was a member of the Christian
Church at Mt. Zion.
Bolivar Free Press, Thursday, 7 July 1892
Died, in Sonoma County, Cal., near Santa Rosa, Jan. 15, 1890, W.A. Cunningham, a
former resident of Polk County, Mo., at the advanced age of 83 years. Also at the
same place May 29,1892, his wife, Jemima Cunningham, at the age of 82 years. They
leave nine sorrowing children, three in California, five in Missouri and one in
Arkansas, but they sorrow not as those that have no hope, knowing that father and
mother were veterans in the army of Jesus. They embraced Christ in their youthful
days and united with the regular Baptist church, of which they lived devoted members
until death. Yes, father and mother are gone; their bodies sleep side by side in the
far west, but their memories will be cherished by those who witnessed their orderly
walk and Godly conversation in life. Then let us adopt the language of the Psalmist,
"Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his Saints."
Wednesday 18 July 1990 Chickasha [,TX] Daily Express
Pansy Pearl Johnson, 93, 112 1/2 N. eighth, Chickasha, was born Feb. 14, 1897, in
Missouri, the daughter of Martin V. Johnson and Ina Travis Johnson. She died
Tuesday, July 17, 1990, in Christian Care Retirement Village, Chickasha.
Miss Johnson came to Chickasha in approximately 1975 from Santa Cruz, Calif.
She was a member of First Christian Church. She was preceded in death by her parents
and by one sister.
Survivors include cousins, Mrs. G. W. Davis of Tulsa, Gerald John, Orel John, both
of Columbia, MO., Earl Travis of Belle, MO., Dr. T. E. Ferrell of Springfield,
MO., Maxine Trussell, W. C. Travis, both of Dallas, Texas, Mrs. Ethel Whitney of
Hudson, Ohio, Mrs. Carol Smith of Bethesda, Maryland.
Arrangements for cremation were by Brown-Binyon Funeral Home.
Mrs. Sherman Jarrett Dies at Iberia Home
Mrs. Sherman Jarrett, 64, died at her home in Iberia Monday morning
after being in ill helath for several months. Because of ill helath she had
gone to the home of her daughter, Gretta Bolien at Mt. Vernon, to spend a
few days and had entered a hospital there. She returned to her home in
Iberia the latter part of last week.
Zula Jane Sooter, was a daughter of Wm. M. and Nancy Sooter. In 1911 she
united with Fairview Christian Church. In March  1919 she was married to
Sherman Grant Jarrett who passed away February 23, of this year.
The Jarretts lived on a farm near Iberia until moving to town a few
years ago. She is survived by two daughters, Doris Shamp of Kansas City,
Kans., and Gretta Bolien of Mt. Vernon; one brother Milton Sooter of Iberia,
and two sisters, Lillie Livingston of Iberia and Mae West of Jefferson City.
Funeral services will be held today [Wednesday] afternoon at two o"clock
at the Hedges Chapel in Iberia with the Rev. Mark Sooter officiating. Burial
will be in the Union Cemetery with the Hedges Funeral Home in charge .
This was taken from the Iberia Sentinel.
Eldon Advertiser of Nov 16, 1967
Ruth A. Robbins Kepler
Mrs. Ruth A Kepler died Friday, November 10, 1967,
at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Lacie D. Watkins, 315
N. Mill St., Eldon.
She was 91 years of age.
Mrs. Kepler was born March 19, 1876 in Kentucky,
daughter of John W. and Virginia Delitha Green Robbins.
She was married in 1902 to John Albert Kepler who died
She is survived by her daughter, Mrs. Watkins, one
grandchild, one great grandchild and one great-great
Mrs. Kepler was a member of the Arno Baptist Church
at Ava where she had held membership since 1934.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Phillips
Chapel in Eldon with the Rev. Logan Allen officiating.
Burial was in Riley Lamm Cemetery
Dorothy Dean Peebles, age 92, Springfield, passed away in her home on
October 13, 2005. She was retired from the Dept. of Agriculture and loved
flowers. She was a member of St. Luke Methodist Church. She was preceded
in death by her husband, Lewis Peebles; parents, Mattie and William Mace;
sister, Hazel Adams; and brother, Carl Mace. She is survived by her
sister, Helen Haseltine, of Lee's Summit; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2005, in
Greenlawn Funeral Home North, with burial in Greenlawn Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 17.
Rosetta Ann Reynolds Langston
5 Aug. 1856 - 7 May 1946
FUNERAL OF MRS. R. A. LANGSTON
Rosetta Ann Reynolds Langston, wife of Alexander Langston, was born in Izard Conty,
Ark. Aug. 5, 1856 and died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ethel Tackitt, of
Elijah, Mo., May 7, 1946 after a short illness at the age of 89 years, 9 months and
2 days. She was united in marriage to Alexander H. Langston. To this union 9
children were born. Her husband and 2 children preceded her in death. She's survived
by 4 daughters, Mrs. Lannie White and Jennie Kesner, both of Tecumshe, Mo., Mrs.
Lora Blaylock of Cureall, and Mrs. Ethel Tackett of Elijah; 3 sons, Jess and Tollie
Langston of Curelle, Mo., and Homer of Tecmseh, Mo.; 37 grandchildren, 42 great
grandchildren desides a number of other relatives. She was converted at the age of
30 years, and united with the Methodist church and lived a devoted christian life
until the end.
Funeral services were held May 8th at 2 p.m. at the Church at Dawt with Rev. B.
W.Clark of Tecumseh officiating. Burial was made in White Oak cemetery under
direction of the Roller Funeral Home of Gainesville, Mo.
Robert P. Long Sr.
Robert Preston Long Sr., 84, Butler, Mo.,
Formerly of Kansas City, died Sunday at a
Hospital in Butler. He was born in Bates
County, Mo., and lived in Kansas City most
Of his life before returning to the Butler
Area. Mr. Long was a streetcar conductor,
But driver and instructor for the Kansas
City Public Service Co. for a total of 47
Years before he retired in 1965. He was a
Member of the Adrian (Mo.) Congregation
Of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ
Of Latter Day Saints. He leaves his wife,
Mrs. Thelma G. Long of the home; a son,
Robert P. Long Jr., Deepwater, Mo.; two
Daughters, Mrs. Dolores M. Green, Belton,
And Mrs. Donna L. Mabry, Tampa, Fla.; a
Stepson, Bill M. Manson, Blue Springs; two
Brothers, John Long, Adrian, and Charles
Long, Lake Lotawana; a sister, Mrs. Pearl
Flint, Utah; eight grandchildren; nine
Great-grandchildren; and sis step grand-
Children. Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday
At the Floral Hills Chapel; burial in Floral
Hills Cemetery. Friends may call from
7 to 9 p.m. today at the chapel.
Myrtle Leona Webb, daughter of Liender and Melissa Webb, was born at Centerburg,
Iowa, Sept. 12, 1879, and passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Francis Ward,
in Weaubleau, Sunday morning, Sept. 28, 1947, at the age of 68 years and 17 days.
When still quite young she moved with her parents to Buffalo, Missouri.
On Nov. 30, 1911, she was married to William F. Evans of Buffalo by the Rev. Virgil R.
Walker at the home of her parents. After a number of years Mr and Mrs. Evans moved
to Humansville and then to Weambleau, where they lived on a farm close to town. To
this union were born 5 children, Lee William Evans, Anna Floreine Evans-Ward of
Weaubleau, Mo.; Warren Webb Evans of Kansas City, Mo. and a son and daughter
who preceded her in death several years ago.
At the age of 15 she was converted and joined the Methodist church at Deepwater,
Iowa; after moving to Buffalo she joined the Blue Mound church, where she still held
her membership at the time of her passing. Mrs. Evans remained true to this faith
and was a fine Christian woman, a good companion and mother, a true neighbor and
a friend to all. She was a very quiet person, Having a very sweet disposition which
endeared her to all who knew her. In her last illness she was very patient and bore
her affliction with great fortitude, being very appreciative of all that loving hands could
do for her. She has earned that great reward of the true and faithful and has gone to
live in that beautiful home above.
Surviving her are the above named children, her faithful companion, four brothers,
Amzi and Will Webb of Clinton, Iowa; Alva Webb, Bolivar, Mo., and Clint Webb of
Buffalo, Mo. Her sister Alta, preceded her in death 15 years ago. She also leaves
six grandchildren, 2 daughterslinlaw, one soninlaw, several nieces and nephews and
a host of other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held at the Weaubleau Baptist church Tuesday afternoon at
2 o'clock with the Rev. Virgil R. Walker officiating. Music by church choir and duet
by Kathryn Masten and Maxine Murray. Burial was in Robinson under direction of
E. H. Primm Funeral Home of Humansville.
- Written by a neighbor.
CARD OF THANKS
We wish to thank all friends and neighbors who helped in any way during the illness
and passing of our beloved companion and mother, Mrs. W. F. Evans. We especially
want to thank Rev. Walker for his comforting message and Mr. and Mrs. E. H. Primm
for their courteous and efficient service. May God bless you all.
Wm. F. Evans
Mr. and Mrs. Francis Ward and children
Mr. and Mrs. Lee Evans and family
Mr. and Mrs. Warren Evans
John L. Irwin, former president of the Bank of Iberia and one of the town's most
prominent citizens, died July 21, 1941 at his home at the age of 83 years. He had
been ill for some time. He was born in Pennsylvania in 1857 and came to Missouri
with his parents when only a few months old. The located on a farm one mile east of
Iberia. He was married in 1866 to Nancy Ann Hopkins who died in April, 1940. They
lived on the farm until 1920 when they moved to Iberia and Mr. Irwin became
president of the bank.
Surviving are two sons, Earl and S. F. Irwin, of Iberia; two daughters, Mrs. J.
H. Trippe of Richland and Mrs. E. C. Perkins of Iberia; one brother, R. H. Irwin
of Iberia. He had
been a member of the Congregational church since childhood. Funeral services were
conducted at the home July 24 by Dr. G. Bryon Smith, president of the Iberia Junior
Mrs. H.V. Sooter whose maiden name was Sarah Ann Smith was born about
the year 1835 and was about 79 years old when she died. She was married to
H.V. Sooter at 18 years of age. To their union 5 boys and 3 girls were born,
three sons being called to the spirit world while young. At the age of 34
mother gave her heart to the master being converted under the preaching of
Rev. F.M. Stickney and was received in the M.E. church. About 25 years ago
she transferred her membership to the Christian church. In all those forty
odd years she lived a Christ like life and as she was dying told us she was
Mother lived in about 6 miles of where she died almost 50 years, Iberia
being her P.O. address all the time. She took sick March 12, and passed away
Mar. 19, and was laid to rest by the side of her husband March 20. She was
carefully attended by Dr. W.A. vonGremp and faithfully nursed by children
and neighbors, and after doing all we could for her and she lived to a good
old age, we are satisfied for the Lords will and not ours to be done and we
patiently await the reunion with mother.
Her friends were those who knew her and she leaves to mourn her a large
circle of friends, many grandchildren and several get-grandchildren, and
three sons-in-law and two daughters-in-law, two sons, Rev. Chas. M. Sooter,
Rev. Wm. M. Sooter, three daughters, Mrs. G. W. Shelton, Mrs. J. M. Renfrow
and Mrs. J. C. Hensley.
The community will miss mother's friendship, the church her fellowship
and we her children will miss her connsel [sic] and her presence in our
home, but may we so live as to meet her in the Spirit Land is my Prayer.
This was written by my Grandfather Wm. M. Sooter
Iberia Sentinel April 3, 1914
Cena Vernon, 100, of Eldon died Wednesday, Jan 19, 1994 at Eldon health Care
Center in Eldon.
She was born Oct. 12, 1893 in Windsor to Alvin James and Emma Hibbard Ryan.
On Sept 5. 14, 1912 she was married in Eldon to Claude Horace Vernon, who
died Jan. 9, 1967.
Mrs. Vernon lived most of her life in the Eldon area and she and her husband
had owned and operated Eldon Skelgas for several years. She was a member of
the Eldon First Baptist Church and its Fidelis Matrons Sunday School Class.
She also was a member of Eldon Chapter 210, Order of the Eastern Star.
Surviving her are a sister, Alice Wyrick of Jefferson City; three
grandchildren, six great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were helped at 1pm Saturday at Phillips Funeral Home in
Eldon with the Rev. Randall Bunch officiating. Burial was in the Eldon
The Maries County Gazette
January 21, 2004
Milton Virgil Brumble, 82, of Newburg, was born May 6, 1921, in Maries
County, the son of Sadie Pearl Brumble, and died, Saturday, January 10,
2004, in the Harry S. Truman Memorial VA Hospital, Columbia, following an
illness of two weeks from cancer.
Mr. Brumble was united in marriage on June 16, 1956, at Hermann, to the
former Miss Ethel Pauline Brewer, who survives at the home in Newburg. He
was preceded in death by his mother on May 10, 1921; one son-in-law, Steve
Akery on October 4, 2003; a special uncle and aunt who helped to raise
him, Laymon Brumble on January 15, 1972 and Margaret Brumble on December
4, 1992; and his first cousin who was like a sister, Jane Brumble-Heyer on
May 12, 2002.
During his working life, Mr. Brumble had worked as a farmer, a
salesperson for various companies, and at the time of his retirement in
the mid 1970’s, was a corrections officer for the Missouri Department of
Corrections at the Algoa Correctional Facility, Jefferson City. Mr.
Brumble grew up in Maries County, and while living there, attended the
Wheeler Christian Church near Dixon. He accepted Jesus Christ as his
Personal Savior during his middle age years and followed his Lord in
baptism. Upon moving to Newburg, Mr. Brumble became a member of the
Newburg Christian Church. Mr. Brumble was World War II United State Army
Air Corps veteran. He was awarded with a WWII Good Conduct medals, Gold
Star medal, Bronze Star Medal and the European Middle Eastern Campaign
Medal. He was a life member of the Argyle VFW Post No. 8045, and a member
of the Disabled American veterans.
Survivors include: his wife, Ethel; two sons, Billy R. Brumble and wife,
Marlene, Rolla and junior Brumble and wife, Betty, Dixon; two daughters,
Cynthia Akery Dixon, and Rata Reeves and husband, Steve, Vienna; 8
grandchildren, Jason Brumble and wife, Martha, Eminence: Justin Brumble
Rolla, Heath Akery and special friend, Kristy, Dixon, Brian Akery and
wife, Carrie, Dixon, Stephanie Akery-Keeth and husband, Steve, Dixon,
April Reeves, Vienna, Andrew Reeves Vienna, Adam Brumble, Dixon; three
great-grandchildren: Dakota Brumble and Clayton Brumble, both of Eminence,
and Dylan Akery, Dixon; and other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were conducted for Mr. Brumble at 1:00 p.m., Tuesday,
January 13, 2004, in the Vienna Chapel of the Birmingham-Martin Funeral
Homes, with Bro. Bill Towns and Bro. Andy Mattison, both of Newburg
Christian Church, officiating. Two songs, “Amazing Grace” and “Precious
Memories” were sung and played by Bill Towns, Joyce Moss, Sue Baumgartner
and Brenda Millard, along with “Remember When” at the funeral service.
Interment was in the Crismon Cemetery, Brinktown, under the direction of
the Vienna Chapel of the Birmingham-Martin Funeral Homes. Active
pallbearers for Mr. Brumble were Jason Brumble, Justin Brumble, Heath
Akery, Brian Akery, Andrew Reeves, Adam Brumble, Shawn Pendleton, Steve
Keeth, Earnest Bramel and Jim Macormic. Honorary pallbearers were April
Reeves, Stephanie Akery, Dakota Brumble, Clayton Brumble, Dylan Akery,
Larry Fletcher, Mike Kleeschulte, and David Schmickle. Graveside Military
Honors were provided by the American Legion Post 298 Honor Guard, Dixon;
Bill Robbins, Tom Becherer, John Thilges, Ben Hammock, Basil Rushing and
Memorials are suggested to the Crismon Cemetery Perpetual Care Fund with
envelopes available at the Vienna Office of the Birmingham-Martin Funeral
Milton Brumble, age 82, of Newburg, died Saturday, January 10, 2004, in the
VA Hospital, Columbia.
He was born May 6, 1921, in Maries County. He was married June 16, 1956, to
the former Ethel Pauline Brewer, who survives. Other survivors include two
sons: Billy Brumble, Rolla, and Junior Brumble, Dixon; two daughters:
Cynthia Akery, Dixon, and Rata Reeves, Vienna; eight grandchildren and three
Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Monday, in the Vienna Chapel of the
Birmingham-Martin Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m.
Tuesday in the funeral home. Interment will be in the Crismon Cemetery.
Margie Jane Clark
Margie Jane Clark, age 94, of Iberia, died Monday, Jan. 9, 2006 at Lake
Regional Hospital. She was born near Brays on Jan. 2, 1912, a daughter
of Allen Taylor and Montie Dale (Humphrey) Shelton. An April 30, 1932
she was married to William Henry Clark, who preceded her in death on
Nov. 22, 1974.
She was a public school teacher for 36 years teaching in Miller and
Pulaski Counties, retiring from Waynesville Public Schools in 1977. She
had been a member of Brays Advent Christian Church near Iberia since
1923 and was a member of their Ladies Quilting Circle for many years.
She was a member of the Iberia Chapter #537 Order of the Eastern Star
for nearly 60 years. She was a member of the KKI Upsilon Conclave
Teachers Sorority, the Iberia Community Club, the Pulaski County Retired
Teachers Association, the Iberia American Legion Ladies Auxiliary, and
the Miller County Historical Society. She volunteered for many years at
the Iberia Senior Citizens Friendship Hall and at the VA Hospital in
Survivors include: two daughters and their husbands, Carolyn and Norman
“Bud” DeVore and Roberta Sue and Randy Cole, all of Iberia; four
grandchildren: Mitchel DeVore of Iberia, Christopher DeVore of
Centertown, Donna Underwood of Leeton, and Carrie Fritchey of Iberia;
two sisters, Ruby A Robertson of Tuscumbia and Allene Kinder of Iberia;
and 14 great-grandchildren.
Her parents; one brother, Walter O. Shelton; one great-granddaughter,
Katelyn Devore; and an infant sister also preceded her in death.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 12, 2006 at Brays Advent
Christian Church near Iberia, with Rev. Roy Gilkey officiating.
Interment was in Union Cemetery near Iberia, with services under the
direction of Rekus Funeral Homes, Iberia.
Memorial contributions are suggested to the American Heart Association
or Brays Advent Christian Church.
"The Kansas City Times" (Missouri) Friday, January 11, 1918 (page 2)
Funeral services for Mrs. Mary HINTON, 42 years old, who
died Tuesday at Delaware, Ok., will be at 2 o'clock this
afternoon at the home, 905 Miami Avenue, Kansas side.
Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery. She is survived by
her husband, George HINTON; a brother, R. H. DAVIS,
and her mother, Mrs. Mary DAVIS.
"The Kansas City Times" (Missouri) Friday, December 2, 1921
DEATHS IN GREATER KANSAS CITY.
Charles W. RIDER, 61 years old, died yesterday at his home,
1653 Washington avenue. He was a brickmason and lived in
Kansas City about four years. He is survived by his wife,
Mrs. Mary RIDER, and a sister, Mrs. Lottie CARPENTER, of
Brazil, Ind. Funeral services will be at 2 o'clock this afternoon
in the Breckenridge & Bundy chapel. Burial will be in Brazil, Ind.
Dora F. Howell
Dora F Howell, 92, Osawatomie, Kas., formerly of Kansas City, died July 17,
1987, at a hospital in Paola, Kan. She was born near Grant City in Worth
County, Mo., and lived in Kansas City most of her life beforeshe moved to Osawatomie
a few months ago. Mrs. Howell was a secretary at Richards-Gebaur Air Force
base about 20 years and retired in 1970. Her husband, Harley Howell, died in
1950. Survivors include a son, Arlan Howell, Clearview, Kan.; a sister, Beulah
Ewing, Sedalia, Mo.; a grandson; and a great-grandson. Graveside services will
be at 2 p.m. today in the Isadora Cemetery near Grant City.
The Kansas City Star, Friday, July 20, 1956, Vol. 76, No. 307, page 31, column 6
STALZER—John, age 43, San Diego, formerly of K.
C., K., passed away July 14th. The family will
receive friends from 7 to 10 p. m. Friday at
Butler Funeral home, 22 South 18th, where
services will be held 8:30 a. m. Saturday, 9 a.
m. St. Anthony's church. Interment Mt. Calvary. Rosary 8 p. m. Friday.
The Kansas City Times, Saturday, August 6, 1938, Vol. 101, No. 187, page 15, column 4
STALZER Mrs. Rosalie, age 61 years, passed away
August 4, 1938. Survived by husband, John
Stalzer, sr., of the home, 2243 Elizabeth; 2
daughters, Mrs. Mary Garfield, at home; Mrs. Anna
Miller, 2846 Raytown rd.; 2 sons, John Stalzer,
jr., Des Moines, Ia.; Fred Stalzer, at home and 3
grandchildren. She will lie in state in the
Philppine room of the Butler & Son funeral home,
26 S. 18th, until 6 oâ€™clock Saturday evening
when she will be taken to the home where services
will be held at 7:45 Monday morning and at 8:15
at St. Peter's church. Interment Mt. Calvary cemetery.
The Kansas City Times, Tuesday, April 1, 1969, Vol. 101, No. 176, page 19, column 6
GABRIEL Mrs. Mary M., age 87 of 619 Sandusky,
passed away March 31st. Services 8:30 a.m.
Wednesday from Reising chapel and 9 a.m. at the
St. Anthony Catholic church. Rosary 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday. Interment Mt. Calvary, in state after 2 p.m. Tuesday.
The Johnson County Democrat, Thursday, May, 10, 1945, Vol. XXIV, No.
27, page 2, column 7 & 8
Death of Louis O. Krumm
Was Prominent Merchant of Lenexa and County Commissioner for 14 Years
Louis O. Krumm, one of the most widely known citizens of Johnson county died at his
home in Lenexa Tuesday afternoon after a long illness. He was 69 years old.
Mr. Krumm was born in Lenexa and for many years owned and operated the largest
General Merchandise store outside of the county seat, the stock including everything
from matches to farm implements and farm equipment of all kinds.
In 1930 he was elected county commissioner from the first district and held office
continuously until his resignation this spring on account of continuing ill health.
He was a member of the board of directors of the Lenexa State bank, and a member of
the school board.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Lena Krumm of the home; two sons, Louis G. Krumm and
August M. Krumm of Lenexa, and two daughters, Mrs. Lucile Lutz, Olathe, Kans., and
Miss Marte Krumm of the home.
Funeral services will be at 9 o'clock Friday morning at Holy trinity Catholic
church in Lenexa. The rosary will be said at 8 o'clock Thursday night at the home.
Burial will be in the Lenexa cemetery.
Obituary - Jefferson City Newspaper.
Services for B.J. Sanning
Eldon, Jan. 4 (Special) - Benjamin J. Sanning, 88, died Friday at his home in
Born Jan. 2, 1870, he was married Feb. 11, 1902, to the former Miss Catherine
DeLong, who died Oct. 5, 1918.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Angeline Bumgart [Bungart], Marys Home; Mrs.
Pauline Looten, Lark, Tex; and Mrs. Louis Faherty, Eugene; five sons, Vincent
Sanning, Osage City; Clem Sanning, Eugene; John Sanning, Eldon; Raymond Sanning,
Amarillo, Tex.; and Clarence Sanning, Boonville; and three brothers, William, Jake
and Pete Sanning, Eugene.
The rosary will be recited at 8:00 p.m. Monday at the family home. Funeral services
will be conducted at 9 a.m. Tuesday at Our Lady of the Snows Catholic Church in
Mary's Home. The Rev. Ferdinand Bonn will officiate. Burial will be in the
OBITUARY - THE KANSAS CITY TIMES, TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 1955
EX-STRONG MAN DIES
J. G. STALZER HAD TRAVELED WITH CIRCUSES AND THEATER CIRCUIT.
Feats of Her Father's Younger Days Are Recalled by Daughter of Kansas
City, Kansas, Resident, 79.
John G. Stalzer, 79, a professional strong man in his younger years,
died last night at St. Margaret's hospital. He had performed such
feats as tearing a deck of cards in two with two fingers and breaking
chains with his teeth.
A daughter, Mrs. Mary Garfield, 30 South Twenty-fifth street, Kansas
City, Kansas, with whom he made his home, recalled something of her
father's schedule. He traveled in the summer with the Sells-Floto
circus and in the winter on the Orpheum theater circuit.
Mr. Stalzer arrived in the United States from Germany at 18. Before
retiring twenty years ago he was employed at the A. E. Nokes Auction
company. He was a member of St. Peter's cathedral.
Also surviving are another daughter, Mrs. Anna Marie Miller, 11112
East Seventy-fifth street, Lee's Summit; two sons, John J. Stalzer,
San Diego, and Fred T. Stalzer, Scottsdale, Ariz.; a sister, Mrs.
Matilda Robben, Cleveland, and a brother, Theodore Stalzer, Jefferson City.
The Examiner, Independence & Jackson County, MO, Mon., 9 Mar 1964, page 2 &
OWINGS RITES SET TUESDAY
Funeral services for Mrs. Troy Owings, 44, of 611 Westwood Drive, and her son,
Sanford Owings, 17, will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the First Baptist Church with
burial in Woodlawn Cemetery.
The two were killed Saturday in an auto-truck accident south of Deepwater, Mo.
Three other persons were injured in the crash. Steven Troy Owings 11, was in fair
condition Monday morning at Independence Hospital. He suffered a fractured left
shoulder. Troy Owings, 51, driver of the car, was under a doctor's care at his home,
and Laura Jean Weir, 17, who was in the Owing's car was also in a doctor's care at
Highway patrolmen said the accident occurred when the car and tractor-trailer met on
a curve, and the Owings car went out of conmtrol in front of the truck on slick
Surviving Mrs. Owings besides the husband and son are her parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Cecil Morris, Oak Grove; two brothers, Harl Morris, Blue Springs, and Elmer Morris,
12210 Dumaine Circle; four sisters, Mrs; Louise Cutshall, Oak Grove, Mrs. Lillie
Foster, Belton, Mrs. Laura Lee Burris, Blue Springs, and Mrs. Mary Story, 14605 E.
U. S. 40.
OWINGS - Mrs. Alfred Winifred, age 44 and her son, Sanford J. Owings, age 17, both
of 611 Westwood Drive, killed Saturday morning near Deepwater, Mo., in auto
accident. Mrs. Owings survived by husband, Troy Owings, and a son, Steven Owings of
the home; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Morris, Oak Grove, Mo.; two brothers, Harl
Morris, Blue Springs, Mo., and Elmer Morris, 12210 Dumaine Circle; four sisters,
Mrs; Louise Cutshall, Oak Grove, Mrs. Lillie Foster, Belton, Mo., and Mrs. Laura Lee
Burris, Blue Springs, Mo., Mrs. Mary Story, 14605 E. U.S. 40 Highway; Sanford Owings
is survived by his father, Troy Owings and brother, Steven Owings, both of the home.
Funeral services 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon, at the First Baptist Church. Burial in
The family will receive friends 7 to 9 p.m. tonight at the chapel.
Muscatine Iowa Journal Aug. 12, 2005
W. Scott Lingafelter
ALEDO, Ill. - W. Scott Lingafelter, 92, Aledo, died Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2005, at
Mercer County Nursing Home, Aledo.
The Rev. John Thieryoung will officiate the services. Burial will be at the New
A memorial fund has been established at the funeral home. Online condolences may be
left for the Lingafelter family at www.fippingerfuneralhome.com.
Mr. Lingafelter was born April 8, 1913, in New Boston Township, Ill., the son of
Wilburn and Ellen Welch Lingafelter. He married Reva C. Figg on Feb. 28, 1938, in
He attended the Keithsburg schools.
He farmed all of his life in the New Boston area, retiring in 1989.
He was a member of St. Catherine's Catholic Church, Aledo, and the AARP. He was a
former member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, Keithsburg, Ill., and the Mercer County
He enjoyed fishing in Minnesota, woodworking and tinkering with mechanical objects.
Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Carol Ann Mosier and husband Jerry of
Davenport; five grandchildren and their spouses, Angela and Dave Keeney of Blue
Grass, Scott and Lisa Mosier and Cara and Jarrett Morgan, all of Walcott, Joseph and
Michelle Mosier of Urbandale and Michael Mosier of Davenport; four
great-grandchildren, Meghan, Charli, Lauren and Garrett; a sister, Olive Stallings
of Aledo; and a brother, Don Lingafelter of Aledo.
He was preceded in death by parents, two sisters and three brothers
Obituary of Roy Sloan:
Roy Sloan, age 71, of Dixon, MO., passed away Saturday, July 3, 1971 at the
Pulaski County Hospital in Waynesville.
Mr. Sloan was born October 3, 1899 in Miller County near Iberia, Mo.,
the son of George and Caroline [Long] Sloan. He was married
October 3, 1923 in Iberia, by Squire Ferguson to Rosa Humphrey, who survives.
Mr. Sloan worked for 30 years as an electrician for Missouri Electric Coop,
now called Show-Me-Power Co., from which he retired in 1958. He lived in
Sullivan from 1929 to 1940 then moving to Marshfield until 1945 when he moved
back to Sullivan until retirement in 1958. He then moved to Route 3, Dixon
and has lived in Dixon the last 2 years. Mr. Sloan was a member of the Pleasant Hill
He was preceded in death by his parents, 1 son, Curtis W.
1 daughter Bernice, 2 brothers, Elmer and Ray and 1 sister, Martha Jones.
Surviving other than his wife Rosa, are 3 sons, Bob G. Sloan
and Jim Sloan both of Rt. 3, Dixon, and Bill D. Sloan of Star Route, Hermann, MO.,
and 12 grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, July 6, 1971 at the
Stevenson Chapel in Iberia with Rev. Ray McClary officiating.
Interment was in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery near Iberia under
the direction of the Stevenson Funeral Home of Iberia.
Kansas City Star, The (MO) - March 7, 1994
Deceased Name: EDITH BERBACH -- Edith
Berbach, 83, Roeland Park, died March 4, 1994, at the Shawnee Mission Medical
Center. Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Johnson County Memorial
Gardens Cemetery. Friends may call from 6:30 to 8 p.m. today at the Amos Family
Chapel, Shawnee. Mrs. Berbach was born in Albany, N.Y., and moved to this area in
1957. She was an advertising coordinator from 1933 until retiring in 1993. Her
husband, Louis Berbach, died in 1963. Survivors include a son, Michael Berbach,
Covina, Calif.; a daughter, Corinne Pusey, Fairway; and two grandchildren.
THE OLATHE MIRROR, published weekly; Olathe, Johnson County, KS
September 17, 1959; Thursday, p. A-4, col. 6
FOWLER - Charles R. Fowler, 65, Olathe, died last Thursday at the Wadsworth Veterans
Administration center where he had been a patient six weeks.
Born in Shelbyville, Mo., he spent most of his life farming in Searcy County,
Arkansas before coming to Olathe in 1956. He was a member of the Assembly of God
church, Black Oak, Ark. He also was a veteran of World War I.
Among the survivors are a son, Elmer Fowler and a daughter, Mrs. Anna Trammell, both
Funeral services were held Saturday at the Julien-Flaming chapel, Olathe. Burial was
in the Olathe cemetery, with military graveside honors by Earl Collier Post of the
JOHNSON COUNTY DEMOCRAT, published weekly; Olathe, Johnson County, KS
September 17, 1959; Thursday, p. 7, col. 4
Charles R. Fowler, the son of Joseph and May Stickney Fowler, was born at
Shelbyville, Mo., June 24, 1894 and died at the Veterans hospital at Wadsworth,
Kans., September 10, 1959 where he had been a patient for more than six weeks.
Mr. Fowler came to Johnson County, Kansas in 1956. His ear- (line break and
unreadable...ly years??) he spent farming in Sercy, Yardell, and and Pindall
Counties, Arkansas. He was a member of the Assembly of God church at Black Oak,
Arkansas. He was also a veteran of World War I.
He is survived by six sons; Robert Clayton Fowler, Tampa, Fla., W. C. Fowler,
Summerville, Ala., Frank Fowler, and Clinton Fowler of Washington, Ill., Jessie
Fowler, Peoria, Ill., and Elmer Fowler, Olathe and five daughters; Mrs. Anna
Trammell Olathe, Mrs. Mildred Harris, Peoria, Ill., Mrs. Leota French, Toledo, Ore.,
Mrs. Betty Smith and Miss Ada Fowler of Washington, Ill., a step daughter, Mrs.
Caroline Combs, Everton, Ark., and three brothers; Henry Fowler, Myrtle Creek, Ore.,
Frank Fowler, Peoria, Ill., Jessie Fowler, Harriet, Ark., and three sisters; Mrs.
Ana Swiltzer, Peoria, Ill., Mrs. Minnie Meyers, Troy, Il. and Mrs. Opal Matlock,
Edwardsville, Ill. and 28 grandchildren and 4 greatgrandchildren.
Funeral services were held 2:00 p.m. Saturday September 12, 1959 in the
Julien-Flaming chapel, Olathe, Kansas conducted by the Reverend C. W. Risner, pastor
of the Church of God of Prophecy Olathe, Kansas, with military graveside honors by
t(he) American Legion Earl Collier Post No. 153 of Olathe, Kansas with interment in
the veterans circle in the Olathe cemetery.
Funeral services were under the direction of the Julien-Flaming Funeral Home.
Obituary for T. C. McMillen
T. C. McMillen, 71 years old died suddenly at 12:15 p.m. Sunday, February 5,
1932 at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Nora Messer, Sr., of Rome, Iowa,
Route 1. He was born in Miller County, Missouri, December 25, 1864. He was
the son of Robert McMillen of Tennessee.
He is survived by four daughters, Mrs. Grace Williams of Ottumwa, Iowa, Mrs.
Nora Messer and Mrs. Violet Messer of Rome, Iowa, and Mrs. Ruth Hickam, of
Mason City, Iowa; two sons P. R. McMillen of Russell Springs, Kansas and P.
M. McMillen of Ottumwa; three brothers: Arthur and Til of Olean, Missouri,
and John of Eldon, Missouri; nine grandchildren and five great
grandchildren. His wife, Nancy Theodocia Wilcox McMillen preceded him in
death twenty four years ago in 1910. Five children also preceded him in
death, among which were Allie C. and Wangel C. McMillen.
He was a member of the Wesley Methodist Episcopal church here and of I. O.
O. F. lodge No. 224 of Mason City.
The body will arrive here (Ottumwa) at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday from Mt.
Pleasant and will be taken to the Wesley Methodist Episcopal Church where
friends may call until 1 p.m. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. The
Rev. R. W. Swick and members of the I. O. O. F. lodge will officiate. Burial
will be in the Brooks Cemetery.
Obituary: Ila E. Jones, 82, of Camdenton died Friday, March 27, 1998, at Lake
of the Ozarks General Hospital in Osage Beach.
She was born Dec. 31, 1915, in Linn Creek to Clarence and Josie
Bangert Scott. In 1935 she was married in Lebanon to Ernie Jones, who died
June 2, 1987.
Mrs. Jones was a member of the Camdenton First Baptist Church. She and her
husband previously owned the Dodge and Chrysler dealership in Eldon.
Surviving her are Jack Jones of Eldon, Jim Jones of Ironton and Ronnie Jones
of Jefferson City; seven grand children; and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Hedges Funeral Home
in Camdenton, Burial was in Freedom Cemetery at Linn Creek.
Ova Ethel Sauls
Ova Ethel Sauls, age 97, of Iberia, died Monday, August 11, 1997 at
Balanced Care Dixon. She was born in Crocker on June 19, 1900, a
daughter of Haratio and Cynthia Jane (Dodd) Prater. On July 4, 1917,
in Iberia, she was married to Andy Sauls, who preceded her in death
on August 14, 1969.
A homemaker, she was a member of the Iberia Church of the
Nazarene where she was a Sunday School Teacher for many years.
Those who survive her include, one son: Harold R. "Hallie" Sauls
of Sedalia; one daughter: Edith Lucinda McDowell of Iberia; one
brother: Glen Prater of Yuba City, CA; three sisters, Emma Faldtz of
Lincoln, NE, Eva Wilson and Alice Moss both of Iberia; four
grandchildren; six great grand-children; and eight great great
She was preceded in death by a son, John Bethel "J.B." Sauls on
April 13, 1990.
Services were held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 13, 1997 at
Iberia Church of the Nazarene, Rev. John Bouldrey officiating.
Interment was in the Bethany Cemetery near Crocker.
--from the Dixon Pilot
Spring Hill New Era, Spring Hill, Johnson County, Kansas, Friday June 24,
1921, page 4:
DEATH OF MRS. MALONE
Mrs. Catherine Malone died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. A. A. Whitaker, at
Narcissa, Okla., Tuesday, June 21, 1921, after a three week's illness, aged 77
years 4 mo and 19 days. Mr. Whitaker accompanied the body to Hillsdale
[Kansas] Thursday and funeral services were held from the home of her nephew,
Wm. Welch, conducted by Rev. Son of the M. E. Church of Hillsdale and burial
was in the Hillsdale cemetery beside her father and mother. The floral
offerings were many and beautiful.
Mrs. Malone had many friends in this community, having spent most of her life
in the vicinity of Hillsdale and Spring Hill. A few years ago she made her
home in Spring Hill with Mr. and Mrs. Whitaker. Mr. Whitaker was then operator
for the Frisco here. Later they moved to Bonita and about 8 months ago they
moved to Narcissa, Okla., where her death occurred.
Besides her daughter, Mrs. Whitaker, she is survived by two step children,
Jesse Malone of Kansas City and Miss Nannie Malone of Paola and a brother, S.
W. Welch of Paola.