Obituaries
Obituaries
From the Eldorado Springs Sun: Virginia (Ginnie) Lou Stutesman, 30, El Dorado Springs, was the daughter of Donald Dean and Betty Lou Stutesman. She passed away Saturday, May 6, 2006, in her home. Ginnie grew up in El Dorado Springs. She attended and graduated from the El Dorado Springs High School. Ginnie continued on to try her hand at several various jobs before ending up in the family business. She was a vivacious and exuberant young woman with an affable spirit who was always smiling. Ginnie cherished her family and friends and never met a stranger. She walked through life with a light heart and altruistic nature. She gave freely, always thinking of others first.Ginne loved deeply and was deeply loved. She will be missed terribly by all that knew her. We were lucky to have had her in our lives. She was preceded in death by both set of her grandparents. Survivors include her father and mother, Dean and Betty Stutesman - Nevada; her brother, Robert - Nevada; her children -Curtis Lee, Leslie Lou and Alyssa Paige - all of the home; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Services were held Wednesday, May 10, 2006, at the Hackleman Chapel with Pastor Kent Parsons officiating. Interment was in the El Dorado Springs Cemetery under the direction of Hackleman and Sons Funeral Home. Pallbearers were Jeff Stutesman, Andy Yarsulik, Paul Welch, Michael Welch, Charlie Jadlot and Robert Jadlot. From the Eldorado Springs Sun: Gladys Fae Perkins, 67, El Dorado Springs, was born Jan. 6, 1939, to Charles Edward and Ruth Cordelia Widner Daily. She passed away Monday, May 8, 2006, at the Community Springs Health Care Facility, El Dorado Springs, after a long illness. Gladys attended school in Roscoe for grades one through eight, then attended high school in Osceola through the 10th grade. She finished her education by successfully completing the General Education courses. On June 1, 1955, she married Harold Lloyd Perkins. To this union three children were born, Debra, Harold Jr. and Darryl.The family lived in Osceola, Independence, Warrensburg and Newark, CA, before moving to El Dorado Springs in 1970 to be near family. Gladys worked a variety of jobs through the years before finally retiring from Dunbrooke Sportswear. Gladys always had a positive outlook on life. She shared her smiles with everyone. She had a way of making each person feel special. She was preceded in death by her husband of fifty years, Harold; son, Darryl; grandson, Delbert; and her sister, Francis Rhoda Mae South. Survivors include her daughter, Debra Richter and husband - Randy - Fort Collins, CO; son, Harold Perkins Jr.; and grandchildren, Dustin Perkins, Charles Perkins and Sara Fae Perkins; and one brother, Roy Dailey. She leaves behind many special friends and relatives who will miss her. Services will be at 11 a.m., Thursday, May 11, in the Sheldon Funeral Home, El Dorado Springs, with Rev. Brent Bland officiating. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. Burial will be in the Roscoe Cemetery under the direction of the Sheldon Funeral Home. Pallbearers will be David Perkins, Gary Vickers, Charles Perkins, Darrell Gerster, Russ Hayes and Cotton Dobbs. From the Eldorado Springs Sun: Sherman Floyd Sherman, or “S.E.” as he was called, Floyd, 91, Stockton, a retired farmer and former Cedar County Sheriff, was born June 28, 1914, to D.E. “Dutch” Floyd and Jean Turner. He passed away quietly at his home, Monday, May 1, 2006, with his faithful wife of 57 years, Freedia, and his sons at his side. Sherman was born at home one rainy night after his grandmother saddled a mule to go fetch the doctor. He had two siblings by his mother, Cecil and Wilma. His father married Lizzie Shaw. This union gave Sherman many siblings; Ferne, Tommie, Edna, Carl, Helen, Jimmie, Nonie and Billie. S.E. was saved on Aug. 1, 1943, and baptized Aug. 8, 1943. He lost his first wife, Ruth, in 1946. That union gave him two sons, Dean and Larry. Dean remained with S.E. and Larry was cared for by his Grandma and Grandpa Todd until S.E. married Freedia Chambers Fields. With this union, S.E. gained a third son, Lecil Fields. Mr. Floyd led an active life. He was known as a farmer, carpenter, farrier, trader, dog man, coyote hunter, cattleman and a true horse lover. He spent many years in heavy construction, leaving Freedia with Larry and a dairy herd. S.E. and Freedia spent eight years together at the Stockton Courthouse, where S.E. served as Cedar County Sheriff. Sherman was an excellent singer and led many a trail ride, entertaining others with songs, stories and whistling that could be heard a mile away. Preceding him in death was his first wife, Ruth; his grandson, Larry “LD” Dean; his sisters, Wilma, Ferne and Helen and two brothers, Cecil and Billie. His survivors include his wife, Freedia; sons - Lecil and his wife- Bobbi, Dean and his wife - Janice and Larry and his wife- Betty; grandchildren - Randy, Sherri, Lisa, Becky, Dale and Karen; great-grandchildren - Kara, Randall, Sherman, Laura, Lynsey, Leah, Bryan, Michael, Daniel, Whitney, Samantha, Chesney, Dylan, Derek and Nathan. Randy's son, Randall Sherman Floyd, is the only child to carry Sherman's name. Services were held Thursday, May 4 at the Stockton Assembly of God under the direction of the Brumback Funeral Home. From the Benton County Enterprise: Howard T. Collier, 74 of Warsaw, died Thursday, April 6, 2006. Graveside memorial services will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, May 13, 2006 at Turkey Creek Cemetery near Warsaw. Howard was born May 16, 1931 in Springfield, Massachusetts to the late James and Dorothy (Smith) Collier. Howard married Peggy Stockberger in 1954 and she preceded him in death in 2000. He later married Roberta Redwing on June 19, 2002 in Las Vegas, NV and she survives him of the home. Howard was in the United States Navy, a member of the American Legion Post #217 and the Moose Club of Fullerton, CA. He is also survived by two sons: James Collier of Sioux City, IA and Douglas Collier of Tacoma, WA; four daughters Dawn Collier and Michelle Nugyen both of Fullerton, CA, Diane Scott of Rockford, VT and Cindy Sliger of Canal Fulton, OH; one sister, Barbara Custer of Dundien, FL, several grandchildren, three step-daughters: Tracey Wright of Dell Rapids, SD, Edith Joe Paris of Vermillion, SD and Susan Pilcher of Sioux Falls, SD as well as several step-grandchildren and step great-grandchildren. Howard is also preceded in death by one brother James Collier. From the Benton County Enterprise: Dale Milliner, 46, of Kansas City, Mo. passed away Saturday, April 29, 2006 at his home. Funeral services were held Thursday, May 4 at Central Church of the Nazarene, Lenexa, Ks. Dale was born July 7, 1959. He served his military service in the Air Force. He was preceded in death by his mother and step-mother. Survivors include his wife, Mary “Cena” Milliner; son, Aaron (Michelle) Leonard; daughter, Jennifer Leonard; and future son-in-law, Shawn Collins; four grandchildren, Tyler, Tayler, Timothy and Jordan; his father, Norman D. Milliner, Sr; sisters, Valerie Rodriguez and Kathy Halbert; and brother, Anthony Milliner and many family members and close friends. Arrangements by: D.W. Newcomer’s Sons Overland Park Chapel, 8201 Metcalf. From the Benton County Enterprise: William L. Mowell, age 65, of Edwards, passed away Friday, May 5, 2006 at his home. He was born on November 27, 1940, in Benton County, Missouri, the son of Lawrence E. and Ruth J. Eidson Mowell. At an early age he moved with his family to Kansas City and graduated from East High School. On January 23, 1960, he was married to June Bryson in Independence, Missouri. They made their home in Kansas City and unto this union, three sons were born. He was employed by General Motors for 30 years, retiring in 1990. In 1999, they moved to their home near Edwards, Mo. As a young man, he race motorcycles and he enjoyed hunting and fishing in the Ozarks. He was preceded in death by his parents, one son, Tim, in 2003, and a brother, John Mowell in 1981. Surviving is his wife, June, of the home, two sons, William “Bully” Mowell of Cross Timbers, Mo., and Jim Mowell, of Peculiar, Mo., and 5 grandchildren. Also surviving is one brother, Dick Mowell of Edwards and two sisters, Marie Bryson of Edwards and Wilma Ebert of Independence, several nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends. Graveside services and interment were held Monday, May 8, 2006, at the New Home Cemetery with Rev. Jason McCray officiating. Arrangements by the Reser Funeral Home, Warsaw. From the Benton County Enterprise: Edward Carrell Ruffin age 70, of Warsaw, Missouri passed away Friday, May 5, 2006 at his home. He was born January 12, 1936 in Green Ridge, Missouri, the son of John Price and Mabel Spickert Ruffin. He was a veteran of the United States Army. He worked for Lake City Ammunitions, retiring after 30 years of service. After retirement he moved to his lake home in Keigthley’s Beach Resort, near Warsaw in 1998. He was a member of Sycamore Hills Baptist Church, of Independence, Missouri, and the National Rifle Association. He was a sportsman who loved being outdoors, hunting, fishing and looking for mushrooms. He was preceded in death by his parents, his twin brother, John Darrell Ruffin, a daughter, Carol Short and one grandson, Jeff Short. He is survived by his 4 daughter; Janice Cox, of Ringgold, Georgia, Barbie Short, Carla Finley and her husband Danny, of Stet, Missouri and Debbie Blazer, of Independence, Missouri. Also surviving is his companion, Linda Clampitt; and 6 grandsons, 2 granddaughters, 2 sisters, Evelyn Parrish and Rosalie Elkins, both of Independence, Missouri, and a brother Kenneth Ruffin, of Sacramento, California. Funeral services for Edward C. Ruffin will be held 11:00 A.M. Thursday, May 11, 2006 at the Reser Funeral Home, in Warsaw, with burial in Hickory Point Cemetery in Green Ridge, Missouri. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the funeral starting at 10:00 A.M.. Pallbearers will be Jesse Pool, Brandon Finley, Dustin Finley, Larry Elkins, David Parrish and Don Parrish. Memorial contributions may be made to the Hickory Point Cemetery or the Benton County Cancer Fund. Messages of condolence can be left online at www.reserfuneralhome.com. From the Bolivar Herald-Free Press: Leona May Baumgardner, 95, of Stockton died Monday, May 8, 2006, in Big Spring Care Center, Humansville. The daughter of John William and Virginia Alameda Copeland Taylor, she was born July 19, 1910, in Cedar County. She married Cecil C. Baumgardner Sept. 30, 1933. They lived for many years in Wichita, Kan., where he was employed by Boeing Aircraft. Following his retirement they moved back to Stockton. Her husband, Cecil, preceded her in death Jan. 2, 2006. She was also preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, Wilbur Taylor, Clarence Taylor and Cecil Taylor; and three sisters, Cora Taylor, Vida Gannaway and Opal Simmons. Survivors include 13 nieces and nephews. Services were Thursday, May 11, in Murray Funeral Home, Humansville, with Bro. Robert Kenney officiating. Honorary pallbearers were Rex Brown, Ken Kohlstaedt and Charles Taylor. Pallbearers were Jim Baumgardner, Doug Baumgardner, Vance Keith, Kent Simmons, Delbert Taylor and Everett Gannaway. Burial followed in Alder Cemetery east of Stockton From the Bolivar Herald-Free Press: Esther Berniece Bennett, formerly of Tunas, died on Good Friday, April 14, 2006, at Maranatha Manor, Springfield, after a long illness. She was 85 years, 13 days in age. She was born April 21, 1921, at Fair Play, the daughter of Claude and Dorothy Rosilier Hopkins. She was a graduate of Fair Play High School. In 1939 she was married to Glen Stewart of Bolivar. To this union two children were born, Eva Marie and Robert Lee. In 1952 she married Leonard "Lee" Bennett of Houston, Texas. To this union two children were born, Cynthia Lee and Saundra Lee. Bennett was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Lee in 1964; a daughter, Marie in 1970; three sisters, June and Elsie in early childhood, and Anna Meador in 1994. Survivors include a son, Robert Stewart, state of New York; and two daughters, Cynthia Trupp and husband Jerald of Tunas and Saundra Robertson of Ozark. Also surviving are eight grandchildren, Rocky Garner, Trina Garner, Shelia Jones, John Jones Jr., Heather Trupp Haar and husband Jon of Colorado Springs, Colo., T. J. Robertson of Benton Harbor, Mich., Jason Trupp and wife Beverly of Saltillo, Mexico, and Jennifer Robertson Blackburn and husband Jake of Republic; six great-grandchildren, Hunter Lee Wayne Robertson, Hailey Dawn Blackburn, Kasey Lynn Haar, Meghan Leigh Haar, Kellie Younger Blackburn and Caitlyn Marie Haar. She is also survived by two brothers, Tom Hopkins of Bolivar and John Hopkins of Louisville, Ky.; and one sister, Doris Fox and husband Woody of San Francisco, Calif. Mrs. Bennett worked for many years as a nurse's aide in Bolivar and loved the elderly and others whom she cared for. She also loved being with her family, fishing, gardening and being outside enjoying nature. She was a wonderful cook and housekeeper. In later years she loved discussing the Bible and politics. She loved God and was a firm believer in Christ for her salvation. Until her illness, she witnessed to her family and friends about the Lord. During her fight against dementia and cancer, she surprised others with her sense of humor. Graveside services were Tuesday, May 2, at Lindley Prairie Cemetery near Stockton with the Rev. Harold Hendrickson officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Pitts Funeral Home, Bolivar. Until we see her again in heaven, we will truly miss our Mom, Mama, Margie and Ma-Maw. From the Bolivar Herald-Free Press: Marlene Ruth Stier, 70, of Bolivar died peacefully Saturday, May 6, 2006, in her home. She was born Nov. 16, 1935, in Le Center, Minn. Marlene is survived by six fine children, Connie McKinley and spouse Tim, Pan Ramacher and spouse Jim, Randy Klegin and spouse Annie, Phil Klegin and Cathy Watry, Kathy McElrath and Wayne Klegin and spouse Sue. She is also survived by eight grandchildren, Paul Ramacher and spouse Michelle, Jason McKinley and spouse Mary, Joe Ramacher and spouse Jen, Brandon McKinley, Chrissy Klegin, Todd Nix, David Powell, and Jonathan Powell; three great-grandchildren, Anthony Ramacher, Lexie Ramacher and Jesse McKinley. She is also survived by loving sisters Margaret Priebe of Bolivar and Betty Curtin of Raleigh, N.C. Marlene was active and enjoyed the friendship of the Humansville Senior Center Group (Half-Century Club). She enjoyed the love of family and friends (including Daryl and his other brother Daryl ... that was for you, Mom.) Marlene's greatest gift to family and friends was her sense of humor. She much preferred to see the lighter side of life rather than to be dragged down by dreariness and worry. We will all miss her mischievous smile and jokes. Marlene's favorite poem was One Little Rose. One Little Rose I would rather have one little rose from the garden of a friend, than to have the choicest flowers when my stay on earth must end. I would rather have one pleasant word in kindness said to me, that flattery when my heart is still and life has ceased to be. I would rather have a loving smile from friends I know are true, than tears shed 'round my remains when this world I bid adieu. So bring me flowers today that I can gaze upon; I would rather have one blossom now than a truckload when I'm gone. A gathering of family and friends was held Tuesday, May 9, at the Garden Villa Apartments to celebrate Marlene's life, talents and contributions to others. The family asks that contributions be made to the Humansville Senior Center, Humansville. Arrangements were under the direction of Pitts Funeral Home, Bolivar. From the Bolivar Herald-Free Press: Delmar Jones, 87, of Bolivar, formerly of Richland, died Sunday, May 7 2006, in his home. He was born April 19, 1919, at Reasnor, Iowa, the son of Russell W. Jones and Mabel B. Coker Jones. He married Doris Tinsley June 2, 1944. He was a general manager of a car dealership and a member of First Baptist Church of Bolivar. He was preceded in death by his parents; a nephew, Jim Miller; a niece, Beth Myers; great-great-niece, Eliza Fortner; his mother-in-law and father-in-law, Alva and Nannie Tinsley; a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Harold and Esther Tinsley; two brothers-in-law, Lenford "Buzz" Miller and Bob Holloway. He is survived by his wife, Doris Jones of the home; one son, Robert Jones of Westminister, Colo.; and several nieces and nephews. Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 11, at First Baptist Church in Bolivar, with the Revs. Billy Russell and David Brown officiating. Burial will follow at 3 p.m.Thursday, May 11, at Oaklawn Cemetery in Richland. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. before services at the church. Military honors will be provided by American Legion No. 240, Richland. Arrangements are under the direction of Thieme-Shadel-Hicks Funeral Service at Colonial Chapel, Lebanon. From the Eldorado Springs Sun, 19 May 2006: Jerry (JR) Eaves, 54, Seminole, FL, passed away Saturday, May 13, 2006, at Hospice House Woodside. He was born in Cedar County. Mr. Eaves was a massage therapist. Survivors include his wife of 20 years, Deborah; his son, Jason Eaves, and daughter, Jessica Eaves, Seminole, FL; his mother, Caroline Eaves, Cedar Springs; and his sister, Jeannie Hertzberg, El Dorado Springs. From the Eldorado Springs Sun, 19 May 2006: Randy Ray Stansbury, 48, Stockton, was born Aug. 15, 1958, at home to Buell and Henrietta (Anderson) Stansbury. He passed away April 27, 2006, after a long illness. Randy attended school at Caplinger Mills through the fifth grade and then the remainder of his school years at Stockton. He was saved at a revival meeting at Mt. Enon Missionary Baptist Church at the age of 13, on Sept. 30, 1971. Brother Jerry Crain was the helper. He was baptized by the pastor Bro. Marshall Henderson on Oct.10, 1997. He attended church regularly as long as his health allowed. He attended the Cedar County Baptist Association at Jerico Springs in 1992. He was always interested in hearing of revivals, people being saved and news from churches. He often talked about the love of God and was a true Christian to the end, through all his illness. Randy loved his family and always had a smile for his friends. He was employed first at Samsel Seed Company and the last employment was at Hammons Products Company, Stockton, before he was no longer able to work. Randy enjoyed fishing and hunting, the country and visiting farms. Survivors include his parents, Buell and Henrietta Stansbury - Stockton; two brothers, Kenneth Stansbury and wife - Bonnie-Stockton, and Dean Stansbury - Humansville; two nephews, Daniel Stansbury - Mulberry, KS, and Lucas Stansbury and wife-Sabrina - Arma, KS; one niece, Makenzie Stansbury - Mulberry, KS; step-nieces, Kelly Dwerlkotte and Sarah Lee; step-nephew, Jeff Dwerlkotte; two aunts, Leola Spoon - Bolivar, and Marcia Ragan and husband - Jim - Lee's Summit; two uncles, Sam Stansbury - Stockton, and Charles Anderson - Lancaster, CA; 11 cousins and friends. Services were held Monday, May 1, at the Brumback Funeral Home. Burial was in the Pankey Cemetery. From the Eldorado Springs Sun, 19 May 2006: Margaret Frances Swindle Smith, 66, was born July 8, 1939, in Chicago to Tuble and Mary Frances Hogan Swindle. She passed away on Thursday, May 11, 2006. In 1951, Margaret moved with her parents to El Dorado Springs. She was a 1959 graduate of the El Dorado Springs High School. In 1956, she met the man who would become her beloved husband, Everett. She was working behind the counter at Wheeler's Cafe. Everett came in and saw a beautiful girl he had never seen before and thought to himself, “That's the one I'm going to get.” They were married Dec. 20, 1958, in El Dorado Springs, after Everett returned home from Germany in the U.S. Army. They have made their home and raised children in El Dorado Springs for the 47 years of their marriage. To this union, they were blessed with five children and saddened by the loss of a newborn baby boy. Margaret worked at Nelly Don's early in her marriage. She then became a homemaker, raising her five children, as well as caring for countless other friend's and neighbor's children. When her children were all in school, she worked for a time at the International Shoe Factory and Dunbrooke Factory. She then pursued her love of medicine and became a nurse's aid and later a Med Tech at the local nursing home. She also earned her EMT degree. Margaret was a faithful and loving wife to Everett and was always by his side for the many church functions. In 1969, she was saved at Concord Missionary Baptist Church and lived a devoted Christian life. She was a member of the El Dorado Springs Missionary Baptist Church. Her grandchildren were her pride and joy. She loved her time with them and they loved their Nana McMaw. They wanted to be at the farm with her and PaPa playing in the dirt. She so loved going to their various activities and was so excited to be having her first great-grandchild from her first grandchild. She loved her home and flowers. Margaret really enjoyed her friends with the Iris Belles Garden Club, where she served as the historian. Preceding her in death were her parents, Tuble and Mary Swindle; her brother, Raymond Swindle; her father-in-law, Paul Smith; and her infant son, Thomas. Survivors include her loving husband of 47 years, Everett, of the home; their five children and spouses - Marie Wessley and Andy McCullough - Nevada, Deana and John Roudebush - El Dorado Springs, Jo and Dale Shay - Paola, KS, William and Michelle Smith - Nevada and Aaron and Shiela Smith - El Dorado Springs; her mother-in-law, Velma Smith - El Dorado Springs; her brothers and their wives, Ron and Kathy Swindle - Thousand Oaks, CA, Karl and Carol Windler - Denver, CO; sister-in-law and husband, Marcelle and Curt Goodwin - White Salmon, WA; brother-in-law and wife, Wayne and Jean Smith - South Bend, IN; sister-in-law, Linda Swindle - El Dorado Springs; 15 grandchildren - Nathan and Becca Wessley, Dalton Wessley, Kris and Jenny McCullough, Amy and Wayne Brown, Josh Roudebush, Brand, Pandi, Cade and Dalyn Shay, Tasha and Tanner Smith, Bonnie, Jessie and James Thomas Smith; numerous nieces, nephews and many great friends. Funeral services were held Monday, May 15, at the Hackleman Chapel with Bro. Norman Highley officiating. Interment was at the Lebeck Cemetery under the direction of Hackleman and Sons Funeral Home. Pallbearers were Nathan Wessley, Dalton Wessley, Cade Shay, Joshua Roudebush, John Roudebush, Dale Shay, Wayne Brown, Tanner Smith and Andy McCullough. Memorial contributions may be made to the Hazel Dell Missionary Baptist Church building fund to assist in rebuilding after the recent tornado. From the Eldorado Springs Sun, 19 May 2006: V. Glen Hamby, 80, formerly of Oklahoma and the Vernon County/El Dorado Springs area, passed away Wednesday, May 10, 2006, at his home. Services were May 17 at the First Baptist Church, Raytown. Interment will be scheduled later in the West Point Cemetery, Amsterdam, MO, under the direction of the Sheil-Colonial Funeral Home, Kansas City. From the Eldorado Springs Sun, 19 May 2006: Merton Carl Winsworth, 77, of rural Nevada passed away Thursday, May 11, 2006, at his home. Survivors include two sons, Michael L. Sullivan and David Winsworth, both Nevada; and three daughters, Sheryl D. Sullivan and Tina D. Friedli, both Nevada, and Kathy Nowlin, Broken Arrow, OK. Services are private, under the direction of the Lewis-Hoagland Funeral Home, Schell City. From the Eldorado Springs Sun, 19 May 2006: Marjorie Britt, 87, El Dorado Springs, was born in Kansas City, on April 6, 1919, to Nimuel and Mary Stalcup. She passed away Sunday, May 14, 2006. On Nov. 18, 1963, she was united in marriage to Jack Britt. They retired to El Dorado Springs in 1986 from Kansas City. While in Kansas City, Marjorie worked at Lake City Army Ammunition Plant during the war, department stores and Commerce Bank. Survivors include her husband, Jack, of the home; two daughters, Mary Lumley - Kansas City and Carol Reynolds - Honolulu, HI; and her sister, Mary Jo Porter. Graveside services were held on Wednesday, May 17, 2006, at the El Dorado Springs Cemetery under the direction of Hackleman and Sons Funeral Home. From the Eldorado Springs Sun, 19 May 2006: Clarissa Shantel Rash, 14, El Dorado Springs, was born Nov. 14, 1991, to Robert and Sandy Rash. She passed away unexpectedly in her home on May 4, 2006. Clarrisa attended the El Dorado Springs Public School for K-5 and was about to finish the sixth grade at El Dorado Christian School. She enjoyed spending time at home, watching TV, fishing, rideing her four wheeler, spending time with her friends, talking on the phone and shopping. Survivors include her parents, Robert and Sandy; brothers and sisters, Skyla, Ryan, Robby, Desirae and Michael; sister-in-law, Krystal; Grandma and Grandpa Rash; Granny Great; several aunts and uncles; cousins and friends. God and Clarissa are waiting for us all. Funeral services were held Monday, May 15, in the Sheldon Chapel, El Dorado Springs, with Rev. Gene Gray officiating. Interment was at the Clintonville Cemetery, El Dorado Springs, under the direction of Sheldon Funeral Home, El Dorado Springs. Pallbearers were Jack Vanderwoude, Ed Stewart, Kevin Pedro, Lucas Quamme, Jacob Pulley and Gary Ford. From the Eldorado Springs Sun, 19 May 2006: Elva Stockstill, 92, of John Knox Village, Lee's Summit, formerly of El Dorado Springs, was born to Roy and Kate Queen. She passed away Monday, May 15, 2006. Elva was born in 1914 near Foster, MO, and was a school teacher and private tutor in El Dorado Springs. She was married to Earl Stockstill. Preceding her in death were her husband, Earl Stockstill; her parents, Roy and Kate Queen; her sister, Doris Morse, and her grandchild, Robbie Lee May. Survivors include her daughter, Earlene May, and husband -Robert - Lee's Summit; five grand children, Deanna Crimin and husband - Asa, Camie Smith and husband - Keith, Steven Stockstill and wife - Jennifer, Brent Stockstill and wife - Christy and Brad May; six great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Services will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, May 18, 2006, in the United Methodist Church, El Dorado Springs, with Pastor Jim Smith officiating. Interment will be in the El Dorado Springs Cemetery under the direction of the Hackleman and Sons Funeral Home. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 1-2 p.m. In lieu of flower, donations may be made to the United Methodist Church, El Dorado Springs, or John Knox Village Hospice, Lee's Summit, MO. From the Eldorado Springs Sun, 19 May 2006: Linnie Dillsaver, 89, El Dorado Springs was born Dec. 22, 1916, into a family of nine children. She passed away Saturday, May 13, 2006, at the Community Springs Health Care Facility, El Dorado Springs. Having no children of her own, Linnie was a caring aunt to many nieces and nephews. She was married in 1935 to Emery Dillsaver. They farmed in Cedar County and surrounding counties until Emery's ill health forced their retirement. When Emery passed away in 1976, Linnie moved to El Dorado Springs. She became interested in genealogy, tracing both Mann and Dillsaver families back as many generations as recorded. She loved being a farmer's wife even though years of dust bowl and depression farming was a test of patience and sacrifice. Linnie was not a member of an organized church, but she firmly believed she will meet all her loved ones in heaven. Preceding her in death were her husband, Emery; sisters - Rena, Margie and Alma; and brothers - John, Leroy and Frank. Survivors include her sister, Mary Jane MacPherson - Independence; brother, Elmer Mann - Tampa, FL; and sister-in-law, Alpha Schindler - El Dorado Springs. Graveside services were held Tuesday, May 15, at the Hazel Dell Cemetery with Rev. James Coleman officiating under the direction of Hackleman and Sons Funeral Home, El Dorado Springs. From the Bolivar Herald-Free Press, 19 May 2006: Donald Lee Haling, 74, of Humansville died Tuesday, May 16, 2006, in Cox Medical Center South, Springfield. The son of Clyde H. and Florence Zweimiller Haling, he was born Jan. 1, 1932, at Wolcott, Kan. He married Dorothy Routh Oct. 21, 1951. They were the parents of two sons, Donald and David. They lived in the Kansas City area for several years, where he was employed by Kansas City Power and Light for 30 years. Since March 1978 the couple had owned and operated Haling Hardware in Humansville. He was a member of Overland Park Christian Church. His parents and a brother, Clyde Haling Jr. preceded him in death. Surviving are his wife, Dorothy, of the home; two sons, Donald R. Haling and wife Annette and David Haling, all of Humansville; three grandchildren, Cassie Ahlers and husband Jerry, Jessie White and husband Brian and Brandon Haling; four great-grandchildren, Koby, Lilly and Kade White and Tucker Ahlers; a sister, Anita Youngblood of Kansas City; and two brothers, Robert Haling of Harrisonville and Ted Haling of Sweet Springs. Services are at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 20, in Murray Funeral Home, Humansville, with the Rev. Mike Brixey officiating. Honorary pallbearers will be Mike Parson, Ed Langsford, Sidney Hastings, Wayne Wilson, Mike Sprowls and Bob Ross. Pallbearers will be Jimmy Routh, Gary Routh, Larry Routh, Kelly LeAn, Bob Clark and Greg Hoelscher. Burial will be in Humansville Cemetery. Online condolences may be made at www.murrayfuneralhomes.com. From the Bolivar Herald-Free Press, 19 May 2006: Alice Katherine "Kay" McCoy, 83, of Mountain Grove, formerly of Half Way, died Tuesday, May 16, 2006, in her home following a short illness. She was born Sept. 27, 1922, in Nevada, the daughter of Alta Thomas and Alice Rebecca Greer Sherrick. She married Robert "Bob" McCoy July 21, 1941, and to this union eight children were born. She was a homemaker and a member of the Emmanuel Baptist Church of Mt. Grove. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Robert McCoy, on Jan. 13, 1996; a son, Sean McCoy; a daughter, Barbara Jean McCoy; a grandson, Carl Wayne Parvo; two brothers and seven sisters. She is survived by a son, Michael McCoy and wife Pam of Monrovia, Md.; a son, Patrick McCoy and Henretta Billington of Springfield; daughter Theresa Cannon and husband Wayne of Mt. Grove; son Timothy McCoy of Half Way; daughter Becky Gott and husband Richard of Half Way; daughter Kathy Owens of Springfield; a brother, Frank Sherrick of Nevada; 24 grandchildren and 33 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews and other relatives. Services are at 2 p.m. today (Friday) at Pitts Chapel with the Rev. Wayne Cannon officiating. Burial will follow in the New Bethel Cemetery, Half Way. From the Bolivar Herald-Free Press, 19 May 2006: Chester Dee Bewley, 81, of Montclair, Calif., died Friday, April 28, 2006, from complications following a stroke. He was born March 25, 1925, to Jesse Conway and Atha Cansler Bewley. He was raised in and around the Rondo area. He and Wilda Ingram were married Dec. 17,1945. He was employed by Fraser's Grocery for many years in Bolivar. He moved his family to California in the early 1960s where he continued to work in the grocery business until retirement. He was preceded in death by his parents; an infant son, Milan; one sister, Marie Lewellen; and two brothers, Carl and Glenn. Survivors include his wife, Wilda; four children, Jackie, Randy and Tammie, all of California and Debbie of Texas; one brother, Lester of Minnesota; and one sister, Dorothy Lewellen of Bolivar; and several grandchildren, nieces and nephews. The body was cremated, and a memorial service will be Saturday, May 20, in California. From the Bolivar Herald-Free Press, 19 May 2006: Florea Panda, 81, of Springfield died Thursday, May 11, 2006, in Cox South Medical Center, Springfield, after a short illness. He was born June 26, 1924, in the country of Romania. He was married July 7, 1949, to Rozalia Hagea, and to this union two sons were born. He was preceded in death by his parents, and a son, Ion Panda. He is survived by his wife, Rozalia, of the home; a son, Nicolae Panda of Springfield; a sister, Ana Panda of Romania; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Services were Monday, May 15, 2006, in Pitts Chapel with Pastors Nelu Chiobonas and lonel Popa officiating. Burial followed in the Slagle Cemetery. Arrangements were under the direction of Pitts Chapel From the Bolivar Herald-Free Press, 19 May 2006: Eddie Marquis Newland, 64, of Bolivar died Saturday, May 13, 2006, at Cox Medical Center South, Springfield. He was born July 13, 1941, in Clinton, the son of Henry Newland and Bettie Joe Newland. He married Marie Vandenburg Nov. 23, 1983. They shared 22 plus years together. He was a graduate of Smith Cotton High School and State Fair College in Sedalia. He also attended Central Missouri State University in Warrensburg. He sold insurance for several years, after driving a truck over the road until March 31, 2005, when he was forced to retire due to health conditions. He enjoyed fishing, vacationing with his wife and seeing the country. He also enjoyed watching NASCAR racing and St. Louis Cardinals baseball on TV. He had been looking forward to a trip to Daytona, Fla., to see a NASCAR race in July and also to attend a St. Louis Cardinals game in the new stadium. He was a lifetime member of the D.A.V. Post No. 66 in Bolivar. He is survived by his wife, Marie, of the home; one daughter, Myrna Pemberton and husband George of Lexington; two sons, Kirk Newland and wife Sharon of Bolivar and David Newland of Colorado Springs, Colo.; one stepson, Randall Vandenburg and wife Chryl of Hinton, Okla.; one stepdaughter, Sandra Criss and husband Theodore of Bolivar; also five grandchildren with one on the way; two stepgrandchildren; and a host of friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Randy Newland, as an infant; two stepgrandchildren, Joseph Vandenburg and Jennifer Vandenburg. Services will be at 2 p.m. today (Wednesday) at Pitts Chapel with the Rev. Lon Killingsworth officiating. Burial will be at a later date in the Stone Chapel Cemetery, Mont Rose. From the Bolivar Herald-Free Press, 19 May 2006: Jimmie Richard Carpenter, 66, of Morrisville died Saturday, May 13, 2006, in Citizens Memorial Hospital, Bolivar, following a short illness. He was born Jan. 11, 1940, in Morrisville, the son of Edward Wilbur and Margaret Virginia Armstrong Carpenter. He is a U.S. Army Vietnam veteran and was a horse trainer. He was preceded in death by his father; a son, Steve Carpenter; a brother, Johnny Carpenter; and a sister, Linda Lue Carpenter. He is survived by his mother, Margaret Carpenter of Bolivar; three sons, Jimmie Carpenter of Emporia, Kan., Bobby Carpenter and wife Heather of Harrisonville and Sam Carpenter and wife Crystal of Arkansas City, Kan.; two daughters, Marcia Filtingberger and husband Rick of Cedar Vale, Kan., and Michelle Hallmark of Arkansas City, Kan.; three brothers, Bub Carpenter and wife Fern of Willard, Jerry Carpenter and wife Grace of Morrisville and Rex Carpenter and wife Pam of Bolivar; two sisters, Barbara Artz and husband Frank of Walnut Grove and Bev Hagle and husband Grant of Buffalo; 12 grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews and other family and friends. Services were Tuesday, May 16, at Pitts Chapel. Burial followed in Slagle cemetery. Arrangements were under the directions of Pitts Chapel of Bolivar. From the Bolivar Herald-Free Press, 19 May 2006: Raymond Russell Wright, 54, of Bolivar died at 5 a.m. Monday, May 15, 2006, at the Harry S Truman Veterans Hospital in Columbia after a long illness. He was born July 26, 1951, the son of Russell and Lorraine Wright of Urbana. He attended Urbana elementary and high school. He entered the Army on his 17th birthday and served in Vietnam as a helicopter door gunner. He was wounded in action and received several medals, including National Defense Service Medal, Expert Rifleman, Air Medal, Aircraft Crewman Badge and Vietnam Service Medal with Bronze Star. He was honorably discharged May 21, 1971. He became a welder and worked construction after getting out of the service. He loved to fish, camp and do anything outdoors. His passion was the river bank, watching animals and drinking a beer or two. He really loved his grandchildren and his niece and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, and a daughter, Debra Rae. Survivors include his sister, Joanie Urie and husband George of Bolivar; daughter Serena Brown and husband David and grandson Skyler, all of Bolivar; son Corey Barrett and Julie Nickles and grandson Chase, all of Bolivar; daughter Joy Garcia and granddaughter Amar and Julie Anne of Niland, Calif.; a niece, Shelia Spradling and family of Galmey; and his nephew, Steve Urie and family of Bolivar. He also leaves behind his good friends, Darrell and Connie Wisdom and family of Urbana; Dale Russell and family of Bolivar; Willard Fowler of Bolivar; his nurse, Cherry, of Springfield; and many other friends. Bubby, you're gone but never forgotten. I Love You, Joanie. Graveside services were Tuesday, May 17, in the Pleasant Ridge Cemetery near Urbana. Burial was under the direction of the Butler Funeral Home of Bolivar. Military honors were conducted by the Flemington AMVETS Post 114 and the Missouri Honor Guard at Nevada. Friends may sign the guest book or send private condolences at www.butlerfuneralhome.com. From the Benton County Enterprise, 19 May 2006: Patricia Ann Dexheimer, age 65, passed away Tuesday, May 10, 2006 at her home in Warsaw. She was born on September 11, 1940, in Bettendorf, Iowa, the daughter of Ernest and Marjorie Jennings Dalby. She was united in marriage to John E. Dexheimer on August 3, 1958 in Harrison, Arkansas. After they were married they made their home in Warsaw, Missouri. She is survived by her husband, John of the home; 3 daughters, Patricia I. Foster, Brenda L. Sullentrop, and her husband Lance and Donna S. Villers, all of Warsaw, Missouri. Also surviving are 3 grandchildren, Travis Griffin and his wife Sr. Airman Christine Griffin, of Beale A.F.B. California, Sr. Airman, Brandy Weymer and her husband Staff Sergeant Doug Weymer, of A.F.B. Lackland, Texas and April Delp and her husband A1C Travis Delp, of A.F.B. California, 4 great-grandchildren, and other relatives and many friends. The family will have a private memorial service at a later date. In lieu of flowers the family request that memorial contributions may be made to the Benton County Hospice in c/o of the Reser Funeral Home, Warsaw. Online condolences may be left at www.reserfuneralhome.com. Cremation. From the Benton County Enterprise, 19 May 2006: Gladys Paige Holley, 93, of Warsaw, Mo., passed away Monday, May 1, 2006, at Bothwell Hospital in Sedalia, Mo. She was born on April 22, 1913, in Pettis County. Her parents, George Washington and Hattie Belle Paige, preceded her in death. Gladys married Hoyt Holley of Benton County, Mo., on August 24, 1933. He preceded her in death on February 14, 1979. To this union, three sons and three daughters were born. One son, Gerald Robert, died in infancy; surviving are Shirley Scott, and husband, Bob, of Independence, Mo., Allen Holley and wife, Teddi, of Springfield, Mo., Ken Holley and wife, Sharon, of Odessa, Mo., Betty Cobb and husband, Junior, of Warsaw and Ruby Fulton and husband, Roger, of Blue Springs, Mo., 9 grandchildren, Keith and Cathy Scott, Tim and Karen Scott, Russell and Tracie Holley, Todd Holley, Angie and Mike Magee, Shelly Holley, Becky and Rick Gentry, Damon and Jill Renzulli and Kara Renzulli, 11 great-grandchildren, Whitney and Luke, Katie, Maddie and Grant Scott, Kenny Holley, Alex, Max, and Ben Magee, Markus and Hannah Gentry and Ava and Veda Renzulli, a sister-in-law, Rosenmae Paige, numerous nieces and nephews, and a host of friends, including her wonderful caregiver, Christine Suiter. Deceased family members include granddaughter, Bobbi Lynn Cobb, two sisters, Audrey Upton and Elissa Crosby, three brothers, Lewis, Forrest and Charles Paige and stepmother, Scena Paige. Gladys joined the First United Methodist Church of Warsaw on April 1, 1934. At her death, she was the longest living member. As long as her health permitted, she was an active member of the McCormick Sunday School class and the quilters of Circle A. Funeral services were held Thursday, May 4, 2006 at the First United Methodist Church of Warsaw with Dr. Diana Loomis and Rev. Bill Moore officiating. Burial was in the Shawnee Cemetery, Warsaw. Pallbearers were Keith Scott, Tim Scott, Russell Holley, Todd Holley, Rick Gentry, and Damon Renzulli. From the Benton County Enterprise, 19 May 2006: Daisy Marie Huffman, age 78, passed away Sunday, May 14, 2006. Funeral services will be held Thursday, May 18, 2006 at Hillside Funeral Home West, 2929 W. 13th N., Wichita, Kansas. Memorials are suggested to the Ozark Tabernacle Church Building Fund, 15801 Highway B, Cole Camp, Missouri, 65325. Services are under the direction of Hillside Funeral Home West Chapel, 2929 W. 13th St., Wichita, Kansas 67203. Obituary: Frank McDowell Frank McDowell, 94, of Tuscumbia, formerly of Brumley, died Thursday, 12 November 1992 at Memorial Community Hospital in Jefferson City. He was born 25 February 1898 in Camden County to Charles and Ada Mae Patterson McDowell. On 6 November 1918 he was married in Tuscumbia to Ethel Golden, who died 8 November 1968. Mr. McDowell was a retired farmer and a lifelong resident of Miller and Camden Counties. He was a member of the Honey Springs Baptist Chuirch,near Brumley. He had been a resident of the Miller County Nursing Home for the past several years. Surviving him are five sons, Jewell McDowell of Edwardsvile, Kansas, Marvin McDowell of Bashor, Kansas, Charles McDowell and Donald McDowell, both of Bonner Springs, Kansas and Leonard McDowell of Brumley, three daughters: Lora Mae Graham of Ulman, Dorothy Barnhart of Olean and Emma Jean Dunn of McAllen, Texas; 31 grandchildren; 46 great grandchildren and eight great great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday at Stevinson-Mossman Funeral Home in Iberia with the Rev. Harold McConnell officiating.Burial will be in New Hope Cemetery at Kaiser. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Obituary: Archie Eugene McDowell Archie Eugene McDowell, 66, Hawkeye, MO, died Friday, May 10,1996 in the Memorial Hospital in Jefferson City, MO. He was born in Hawkeye on June 28, 1929, the son of John Lawrence and Ruby Ruth Rowden McDowell. Archie was preceded in death by a sister, Opel Long. Survivors include his wife, Dollie, of the home; a daughter and son Ruth Atkisson and Willie Joe McDowell, both of Kaiser, Missouri; four brothers, Virgil and Robert of Iberia, Missouri, Donald of Crocker, Missouri, and James of Basehor, Kansas, two sisters, Eula Mae Long of Richland and Dorothy Lathrop of Crocker ; four grandchildren. Memorial services will be at a later date, per arranged by the Long Funeral Home of Crocker. Obituary: Joseph F. "Jodie" George, Joseph F. George, 98, a lifetime resident of Miller and Camden Counties, died Sunday, December 12, 1982, at St. Elizabeth Manor Nursing Home. He was born May 10, 1884, at Zebra, near Kaiser to Joseph F. and Mahlia Jeffries George. On August 23, 1916, he was married to Marinda Wright, who died July 30, 1975. Mr. George was a retired blacksmith and farmer. He was a member of the Freedom Christian Church in Linn Creek. Surviving him are two sons, Forbes George, Iberia, and Charles George,Barnett; a daughter, Mrs. Sarah Fercho, Ulman, and nine grandchildren, 25 great grandchildren and three great great grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Stevenson Mossman Funeral Home in Iberia with the Rev. Earl Basuk Briwb and the Rev. Frank Schuler officiating. Burial was in New Hope Cemetery at Kaiser. Obituary: Mrs. Evelyn Huddleston Herrington, Evelyn Huddleston Herrington, 46, of the Chicago area and a former lake area resident died unexpectedly, Monday, January 24, 1983. She was the daughter of the late Clarence and Leona Huddleston, who lived at old Bagnell. On October 19, 1953, she was married at Tuscumbia to John Herrington, who survives. Mrs. Herrington attended school at School of the Osage. She was baptized into the Baptist church at a young age. In addition to her husband, she is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Pam Elder of Joliett, Illinois; three sons, Marty Herrington, Douglas Herrington,and David Herrington, all of the Chicago area; five brothers and sisters, Mrs. Erma Vesel and Gail Huddleston, both of Kansas City, Kansas, Mrs. Oleta Oliver of Grandview, Mrs. Faye Wright of Eldon andTommy Huddleston of Lexington, Missouri; four grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held in Chicago with burial in Oak Hill Cemetery. Obituary: Gail Everett Huddleston Gail Everett Huddleston, 69, of Kansas City, Kansas, died Thursday, October 30, 1997 at Trinity Lutheran Hospital. He was born on November 24, 1927, in Bagnel, the son of Clarence H. Huddleston and Lona J. Bolling. Mr. Huddleston was a member of the Armourdale Baptist Church and UAWLocal 31. He was a Navy veteran, serving in World War II and the Korean Conflict. He retired from the General Motors Fairfax Plant in 1981. Surviving him are his wife, Nancy, of the home; two sons, Brad Huddleston of Kansas City, Kansas and Daryl Huddleston of Independence; three sisters, Irma Vesel of Kansas City, Kansas, Oleta Oliver of Kansas City, and Faye Wright of Eldon, Missouri; a brother, Tommy Huddleston of Eldon; and three grandchildren. Burial was at Shawnee Mission Memory Gardens, Kansas City, Kansas. Obituary: Stella B. Luttrell, Stella B. Luttrell, 68 of Iberia, died Wednesday, December 6, 2000 at her home. She was born July 29, 1932, in Miller County to Wiley and Cora Gumm McDowell. On 5 Dec 1947 she married Bobbie Alford Brumley; On July 7, 1949 , she was married in Iberia to George Jennings Humphrey who died September 6, 1971. On May 20, 1972, she was married in Iberia to Clint Luttrell, who died April 1, 1979. A lifelong resident of Iberia, Mrs. Luttrell was a member of Honey Springs Baptist Church near Brumley. She had worked as a seamstress at L. B. Manufacturing in Iberia, retiring in 1994 . Also surviving her are five sons, Donald Humphrey of Kansas City, George Humphrey of the home , James Humphrey of Eldon, David Humphrey and Brenda Owens, both of Iberia, and Rose Faulkner of the home; a sister, Ruth Luttrell of Iberia, a brother, Karl McDowell of Iberia; 31 grandchildren; and several great grandchildren. One son, Ronald Ray Humphrey preceded her in death. Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Rekus Funeral Home in Iberia with the Rev . Dennis Nichols officiating. Burial was in Mt. Union Cemetery near Brumley. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Stella Luttrell Memorial Fund. Obituary: George Stanley McDowell George Stanley McDowell, 60 of Kansas City, a former Miller County resident, died Sunday, Feb. 25, 1990 at his home. He was born Feb. 19, 1930 in Ulman to Wiley and Cora Gumm McDowell. On July 19,1950 he was married in Kansas City to Margery Mutter, who survives. Mr. McDowell operated a delivery service serving appliance dealers in Kansas City. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean Conflict. Surviving, in addition to his wife, are a son, George Stanley McDowell, Jr. of Grandview; three daughters, Marilyn Tenued of Hawaii, Nancy Packard and Patsy Ray, both of Kansas City; three brothers, Edgar McDowell of Kansas City, Lynn McDowell of Brumley and Carl McDowell of Iberia; two sisters, Stella Luttrell and Ruth Luttrell, both of Iberia; and ten grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 2pm Tuesday at Stevinson-Mossman Funeral Home with the Rev. Haskell Orrick officiating. Burial and military graveside rites were at the Mt. Union Cemetery near Iberia. Obituary: Gerald Fredrick McDowell, 42 of Osawatomie, died Friday, July 2, 1976. He was born March 9, 1934 in Osawatomie, son of Roy E. and Ida Mae Groves McDowell. His parents died when he was a young boy and he was reared by his uncle and aunt, Joe and Rosie McDowell. He was a lifelong resident of Osawatomie and graduated from the Osawatomie High School with the class of 1952. Jerry, as he was more commonly known, was married to Janet Louise Lloyd on March 18, 1955 at the United Methodist Church. He was employed as an electrician apprentice on the Missouri Pacific Railroad after graduation from high school. After a short time there, he began working for Phillips Pipe Line Company in Paola where he had been employed for 19 years. Mr. McDowell was a member of the First Christian Church of Osawatomie,the Osage Valley Lodge, No. 24, AF&AM, and the Farmers Association of America. Besides his parents, he was survived by....Ann, Kimberly Sue, Kerry Lynn,and Karla Jo; a grandson Kurt; two sisters, Mrs. Veda Whitehurst, Ardmore, Oklahoma and Mrs. Wanda Hazen, Kansas City, five brothers, Basil McDowell, Freeport, Texas, Wilfred McDowell and Ray McDowell, Kansas City, Kansas, Everett McDowell, Dallas Texas, and Duane McDowell, Osawatomie. Services were held at 2pm in the Birchard Funeral Home on Tuesday with the Rev. Almon Martin officiating. Mrs. Bonnie Wendt accompanied by Mrs. Nell Dollar sang, "The Old Rugged Cross" and "The Last Mile of The Way. Active pallbearers were Joe Fenoughty, Don Bretiel, Laverne Ellis, Bill Avery, Ron Pool, George Cory, Dan Tinsley, and Loren Edwards. Burial was in the Osawatomie Cemetery with Masonic services at the graveside. Obituary: Wilford Melvin McDowell Kansas City, Kansas - Services for Wilford "Willie" Melvin McDowell, Kansas City , Kansas, were held Tuesday in Maple Hill Funeral Home. Graveside services were held Tuesday afternoon in Osawatomie Cemetery. Mr. McDowell, a former Osawatomie resident died Saturday of a massive heart attack while mowing a lawn at some rental property he owned in Kansas City, Kansas. He was 55. Born May 27, 1931 in Paola, he was the son of Roy and Ida Groves McDowell. After the death of his mother, he was raised by Mr. and Mrs.Everett Brockman, rural Osawatomie. He attended area schools and graduated from Osawatomie High School in1949. Before moving to the Kansas City area about 30 years ago, he was employed as a machinist for the Missouri Pacific Railroad in Osawatomie. Survivors include three daughters, Connie R. Bowden, Olathe, and Doris Wallace and Christine King, Kansas City, Kansas; three brothers, Basil McDowell, Irving, Texas, and Dwayne (sic ) McDowell, Osawatomie; two sisters, Wanda Hazen, Kansas City, Kansas, and Veda Whitehurst, Ardmore,Oklahoma; seven grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Honorary pallbearers were Ellis Smith, Mike Kuder, Dave Harter, Bob Jackson, Ronnie King and Tom Burington. Obituary: David H. McDowell Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at the Birchard Funeral Home here for David H. McDowell, 59, Osawatomie, Kansas. McDowell accidentally drowned Saturday afternoon at the Osawatomie City Lake while on a fishing outing. Police Chief Estel Williams said McDowell had been fishing on a dock at the northwest end of the lake and was preparing to leave when he slipped into about 4 feet of water. Carl Dalrymple, Osawatomie, an amputee confined to a wheelchair had been fishing with Mc Dowell. Dalrymple told officers that Mc Dowell had helped him to an automobile and returned to the dock to pick up the two men's fishing equipment. Mc Dowell was in the water only a short time.Passersby pulled him from the lake and administered artificial respiration to no avail. Dr. W. O. Appenfeller, a deputy district coroner, pronounced McDowell dead at the scene. Mc Dowell had been one of seven persons rescued from the disastrous John Brown Hotel fire in Osawatomie on March 11. He suffered minor injuries before being helped down a ladder from a second story window. Mc Dowell was born Oct 1, 1912 in Osawatomie, a son of Harrison and Goldie Stanback McDowell . He grew up in the Indiapolis Community west of Osawatomie. He was married to Hazel Troutman, on January 20, 1934. He had worked for the Missouri Pacific Railroad as a car man and inspector until 1944 and as a fire man until 1958. He was a member of the First Christian Church in Osawatomie. He was preceded in death by his mother, one brother, and one sister. Survivors include his wife of the home, two sons, Eldon and Dean of Osawatomie, three daughters, Mrs. Carolyn Francis, Tucson AR, Mrs Vera Waller, Overbrook, and Mrs. Donna Edgecomb, Ottawa; 13 grandchildren; his father, Harrison, Osawatomie, one brother, Wilbert, San Bernardino, two sisters, Mrs. Lola Sands, Glendale, CA, and Mrs. Helen Ellis, AnnArbor, MI.The Rev. Clayton Jackson officiated at the services. Music was provided by Mrs. Shirley Troutman. Pallbearers were D. V. Nofsinger, D.W.Nofsinger, Gerald McDowell, Dale McDowell, Lloyd Goodeyeon, and Howard Goodeyeon. Burial was in the Osawatomie Cemetery. Obituary: Florence Susie Hicks, 75, rural Osawatomie, died Monday, August 9, 1993 at Miami County Hospital, Paola. The funeral will be at 10:30am Thursday at Faith Baptist Church, here . Burial will be at Osawatomie Cemetery. Born September 25, 1917 at Hawkeye, Missouri, she was the daughter of William Benjamin and Fannie (Shelton) McDowell. She married Ernest William Hicks, September 25, 1936 at Ottawa. He survives. She moved to Osawatomie when she was 11 years old. She attended Indianapolis and Oak Grove schools. She was a charter member of Faith Baptist Church, Osawatomie, where she taught Sunday school for many years. Besides her husband, of the home, survivors include a daughter, Elaine Woodrome, Ottawa, a sister Hazel Castor, Paola; two granddaughters, and a great grandson. Friends may call from 3pm today at Eddy-Birchard Funeral Home where the family will meet with friends from 7 to 8 this evening. The family suggests Faith Baptist Church, Osawatomie, be beneficiary of memorial contributions. Ernest William Hicks, 83, died Monday, January 24, 1994, in Wellsville Manor CareCenter. He was born April 8, 1910 near Osawatomie and his parents were J. Benjamin and Letha Mae Weaver Hicks. When he was 10, he moved with his family to a farm northwest of Osawatomie where he spent the remainder of his life. He received his education in Stockwell Country School. He and Florence Susie McDowell were married 25 September 1936 in Ottawa.They became the parents of one daughter. Mrs. Hicks died August 9, 1993. Mr. Hicks was a farmer and farmed in a partnership with his brother, Jesse Hicks. He was also a truck farmer and for more than 40 years supplied area residents and grocery stores with fresh vegetables. He was a charter member of the Faith Baptist Church of Osawatomie. In addition to his wife, those preceding him in death were two brothers and a sister, Bessie Head. Survivors include his daughter, Elaine Woodrome, Ottawa; two brothers Jesse Hicks and Raymond Hicks; two granddaughters, and one greatgrandson. The Rev. Wayne Ova officiated. Kathy Sare sang, accompanied by Fay Woodrome, organist. Pall bearers were Manual Aguiar, Preston Bowman,Earl Christopher, Steve Timm, Ronnie King, and Donald Head. Burial was in Osawatomie Cemetery Obituary: Funeral services for Thurman Buck McDowell, 72, of 1214 S. Russell, Skiatook, were held May 9 at Peters Funeral Home Chapel with Elder Hubert Smith officiating. Burial was in Osage Gardens Cemetery under the direction of Peters Funeral Home. McDowell was born Dec. 22, 1911 at Hawkeye, MO to William Benjamin and Fannie Shelton McDowell. He spent his early life near Hawkeye until age17 when he moved with his family to Kansas. He was married to Harriette Smith November 27, 1935 at Tulsa. They spent most of their life together at Turley until moving to Skiatook in September, 1983. Mc Dowell had been a side boom operator for various construction companies in the pipeline industry until retirement in 1974. He was preceded in death by a son, Robert Vernon Mc Dowell as an infant in January 1939. Robert Vernon perished in a house fire at the age of 3 months. The fire started in a water heater just on the other side of the wall from the baby's crib. Thurman , his father, was terribly scarred inside and out from trying to get to his son to save him. Survivors include Harriette of the home, daughters, Mrs. Juanita Vowels and Mrs. Betty Bothel , both of Tulsa and 2 brothers, Otis McDowell of Missouri and Lee Mc Dowell of Wichita Kansas and 3 sisters, Hazel Castor, Florence Hicks, and Leona Ellis, all of Kansas and 4 grandsons; a granddaughter; and one great granddaughter. Obituary: Willard W. McDowell Willard W. McDowell, 59, of Osage Beach died Friday, January 10, 1997, at Lincoln County Memorial Hospital in Troy, MO. He was born Aug. 2, 1937, in Montreal, MO, to Elisha and Bertha Snelling McDowell. On Dec. 2, 1956, he was married to Joyce Lee Winfrey, who survives of the home. He was employed as an inspector for the McDonnell-Douglas Aircraft Corporation in St. Louis . He was a member of the Baptist church in Foley. He was a member of Masonic Lodge No. 712 , in Collinsville, Illinois. He also was a member of the State Park Fire Department in Collinsville, IL. In addition to his wife, he is survived by his step-mother, Alma McDowell of Osage Beach; two sons, Alan Wayne McDowell of Sunrise Beach and Darrel Lynn McDowell of the state of Oklahoma; two brothers, Wilford Lynn McDowell and Richard Dale McDowell, both of Osage Beach, and a granddaughter. Funeral services were held at 1pm. Monday at Hodges Funeral Home in Osage Beach. Burial was at Freedom Cemetery, west section. Obituary: Betty Jean Dinwiddie Betty Jean Dinwiddie, 51, of Eldon died Sunday, June 30 1991 at Memorial Community Hospital in Jefferson City. She was born April 10 1940 in Eldon to Earl and Juanita Barbee Dinwiddie, both of whom survive at Eldon. Miss Dinwiddie was assistant city clerk and had been employed by the city since 1982. She previously was a bookkeeper at H & S Truck Line and Hayes Furniture in Eldon. She was a member of the Blue Springs Baptist Church west of Eldon. Surviving, in addition to her parents, are her grandmother, Minnie Curtman of Eldon; three brothers, Jim Dinwiddie of Farmington and Don Dinwiddie and Gail Dinwiddie, both of Eldon; and two sisters, Lois Dean Miller of Olean and Gladys Forrester of Eldon. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Phillips Funeral Home with the Rev. Glenn Hammond and the Rev. Jerry W. Nelson officiating. Burial was in the Eldon Cemetery. News Article/Obituary: Miller County Autogram-Sentinel Jo Ann Stevinson A young Iberia woman was fatally injured and three other persons hurt in a two-car collision at 10:05 a.m. Friday on Hwy. 63, three miles south of Vienna. Mrs. Jo Ann Stevinson, 26, the wife of Jay Allen Stevinson of Iberia, died of a head injury en route to Phelps County Memorial Hospital at Rolla. Injured were the driver of the car in which Mrs. Stevinson was a passenger, Mrs. Beryl D. Wilson, 25, Rte. 3, Dixon, the wife of Clyde Wilson, and another passenger in the car, Mrs. Jo Ann Veasman, 34 of Iberia, the wife of Ellis Veasman; and the driver of the other car, Gary Gene Maggert, 18, Rolla. The two women were reported in fair condition Tuesday at Phelps County Memorial Hospital. The State Highway Patrol said that Mrs. Wilson suffered multiple contusions, lacerations, and concussion, and Mrs. Veasman, multiple lacerations, contusions and fractured right arm and leg. Maggert, the Patrol said, suffered a dislocated hip and possible fracture of the right arm. He also was taken to Phelps County Memorial Hospital. The accident occurred, the Patrol said, as Maggert, traveling north on Hwy. 63, pulled out to pass a truck and collided head-on with the approaching southbound car in which the women were riding. Both cars came to rest in the west ditch after the crash. Maggert was cited by the Patrol on a charge of careless and imprudent driving, wrong side of the road. At the time of the accident the three women were en route to Belle to a Head Start teachers' meeting. Mrs. Stevinson was supervisor for the Iberia R-V branch of the Economic Opportunity Corps project, Head Start, and Mrs. Veasman, teacher's aide, and Mrs. Wilson, social science aide. Mrs. Stevinson was born Oct. 11, 1942, in Eldon, the daughter of Glenn E. and Jean M. (Curtiss) Casey. She lived in Eldon for two years, then moving with her parents to Tuscumbia where they made their home until December 1954, when the Caseys moved to Iberia. She completed her grade and high school studies at Iberia, graduating from Iberia High School in 1960. She attended the University of Missouri-Columbia, receiving her secretarial science degree in 1962. On Oct. 7, 1962, she was married at Iberia to Jay Allen Stevinson, who owns and operates Stevinson Funeral Homes at St. Elizabeth, Meta and Iberia. In addition to her husband of the home, she is survived by two daughters, Janet Lynn, 5, and Debra Ann, 3, of the home; her parents Glenn and Jean Casey of Iberia; one sister, Peggy Casey, a freshman at the University of Missouri-Columbia; and her maternal grandmother, Mrs. W. A. Curtiss of Eldon. Mrs Stevinson was president of Holly Guild, an extension club in Iberia, and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Iberia and of Epsilon Alpha chapter of Alpha Gamma Delta social sorority at the University of Missouri. Funeral services for Mrs. Stevinson were held at 2 p.m. Monday at the First Baptist Church of Iberia with the Rev. Jerry Walls, pastor, and the Rev. August Williams of Sedalia officiating. The Rev. Mr. Williams was pastor at Iberia at the time the Stevinsons were married. Interment was in the Iberia Cemetery. Area funeral directors assisted with the service. Pallbearers were Bill Prather, Bud DeVore, Phil Small, Max Pryor, Jim Pryor, Don Bess, Jim Elliott, and Leon Adams. Obituary: Miller County Autogram, Thursday, April 12, 1928 THE MILLER COUNTY AUTOGRAM Tuscumbia, Miller County, Missouri Thursday, April 5, 1928, P. 5, c. 6 Iberia - Charles Haus and daughter Dorothy of Springfield have been here this week caring for Mr. Haus’ mother, Mrs. F. P. Haus, who is very low at this writing. She is suffering from flu and pneumonia. MRS. LIZZIE HAUS DEPARTS THIS LIFE Iberia, Missouri, April 19 – Mrs. Lizzie Haus passed away Thursday morning, April 4, after about two weeks suffering with flu and pneumonia, at the age of 85 years. She leaves to mourn her departure three sons – William of Soldiers Summit, Utah; Charley of Springfield and Harry of near Iberia; and two daughters – Mrs. Belle Goodrich and Mrs. Maggie Long of Springfield. Also one brother – Esquire John Ferguson of Iberia, besides other relatives and friends. Mrs. Haus has lived alone since her husband died eight years ago, she having refused to leave her home (or to break up housekeeping) preferring to live and die in the home where Mr. Haus died. The body was kept until Monday, that her oldest son, Will, might view his mother’s face once more. Then it was taken to Bellefontaine Cemetery at St. Louis, where her husband and three sons had been laid to rest. Two sons – Will and Harry and the sons-in-law—Mr. Goodrich and Mr. Long, accompanied the body to its last resting place. Mrs. Elizabeth Haus, well known and highly esteemed aged woman of Iberia, died at her home in the south part of town, Thursday morning, April 14th following an attack of the flu and pneumonia. She had been in feeble health for some time prior to her last illness. The body was held at her home until Sunday afternoon awaiting the arrival of one of her sons, William J. Haus who is working in Utah. He arrived Sunday morning. Mrs. Haus was a sister of Commander John Ferguson of this place who is now 89 years old. Mr. Ferguson is the only member left of the Ferguson family who came to this country from Scotland in 1843. (this should have read 1853) Elizabeth Ferguson was born in Dumfries, Scotland on April 30, 1843. She left her native land with her parents and a brother and a sister when she was 9 years of age and sailed for America. About midway of the Atlantic, her father became suddenly ill, soon died and was buried at sea. The rest of the family came to St. Louis, where Elizabeth grew to womanhood, and on Mar 1, 1865 was married to Fred P. Haus. To them were born six sons and two daughters. One son died in infancy. Fred P. Jr. died when about 23 years of age and Richard Morrison at about 21 years and her husband departed this life on August 2, 1920. She united with the Presbyterian Church in St. Louis when about 14 years of age and on coming to Miller County became a member of the Methodist Church at Madden, later transferring her membership to the church in Iberia. She lived and died in the faith and hope of the gospel, and has now entered into the joy of that life which will know no end. She closed her eyes to earthly scenes in the early morning of April 4, 1928 at the age of 84 years, 11 months and 25 days. Three sons, two daughters, and one brother remain. They are, Mrs. Goodrich of Springfield, W. J. Haus of Salida, Colorado, Mrs. James Long and Charles Haus of Springfield, Harry Haus of Iberia and John Ferguson of Iberia. Many other relatives and friends survive her. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. E. H. Pontius in the Iberia Methodist Church on Sunday afternoon, April 8, and the body was taken to St. Louis and laid to rest in the Bellefontaine Cemetery. Obituary: Miller County Autogram-Sentinel, March 7, 1991 Raymond Gene McMillin Sr., 59, of Kansas City died Wednesday, Feb. 27, 1991 at St. Joseph Hospital in Kansas City. He was born in Eugene and had lived in the Kansas City area for the past 35 years. Mr. McMillin was a sales manager for a machine tool company. He was a member of the Christian Church. He served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean Conflict. Surviving him are a son, Raymond McMillin Jr. of Kansas City; a daughter, Carol Page of Kansas City; and eight grandchildren. Private services were held at Hickory Hill Cemetery under the direction of Mt. Moriah Funeral Home. Obituary: Miller County Autogram-Sentinel, March 7, 1991 Dollie Jane Hoskins, 92, of Odessa, formerly of Kansas City, Kan., died Friday, March 1, 1991 at Western Missouri Medical Center in Warrensburg. She was born Nov. 2, 1898 in Tuscumbia to James Sr. and Rose Smith Lindsey. On Dec. 20, 1919 she was married in California, Mo. to Thomas Ambrose Hoskins, who died March 20, 1951. Mrs. Hoskins moved to Odessa in Aug. 1989 after living in Kansas City, Kan. for 30 years. Before that she lived in Overland, near St. Louis. She was a member of the First Couthern Baptist Church of Kansas City and Martharae Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star in Overland. Surviving her are a daughter, Jewell Mae Douthit of the home; three brothers, Walter Lindsey and Bill Lindsey, both of Kansas City, Kan., and Tom Lindsey of Phoenix, Ariz.; two sisters, Ruth Clem of Kansas City, Kan., and Beulah Kellogg of Stockton, Kan.; and a granddaughter. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m.Monday at Husman-Sparks-McDowell Funeral Chapel in Odessa with the Rev. Ken Freemeyer officiating. Burial was at Hickory Hll Cemetery near Eugene at 3:30 p.m. Monday. Memorials may be made to the First Southern Baptist Church of Kansas City or the Mount Tabor Methodist Church in Odessa. Obituary: Miller County Autogram-Sentinel, March 7, 1991 James I. Whitworth, 75, of Eldon died Saturday, March 2, 1991 at the Harry S. Truman Memorial Veterans Administration Hospital in Columbia. He was born July 21, 1915, in Kansas City to Irving and Ida Whitworth. On March 27, 1946, he was married in Troy, Kan. to Eva B. Warner, who survives. Mr. Whitworth retired as a lieutenant from the Missouri Department of Corrections in 1978 after 20 years of service. He was a driver for the St. Joseph Transit Authority for 15 years and moved to Eugene from St. Joseph in 1958 and to Eldon from Eugene in 1978. He was a member of the Eldon First Baptist Church. He was an Army veteran of World War II, serving in the Rome-Arno, Rhineland, Southern France and Central Europe campaigns. HE was a member and past commander of Miller County VFW Post 2442 at Eldon. Surviving in additions to his wife, are a daughter, Joan Grubb of Parkville; a son, Loren Newby of Fulton; 10 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Phillips Funeral Home in Eldon with the Rev. Randall Bunch officiating. Burial was in the Spring Garden Cemetery near Eugene. Military graveside honors were presented by VFW Post 2442. Cole Camp Courier, 25 Nov 1910 Justice Lumpee Uncle Justice Is Dead An old and highly respected citizen of Boyler’s Mill passes away. Special to the Courier. Saturday evening, Nov. 19th was a day of sadness in this community. The great reaper, Death, visited the home of Henry Lumpee and claimed one of Buffalo’s oldest citizens. Mr. Justice Lumpee, who has lived in this community ever since the year of ‘54. Mr. Lumpee was highly respected and much loved by all who knew him. Had he lived till Dec. 19th he would have been 93 years of age. He was an uncle of Henry Lumpee and has made his home with this family for many years. He has always been known as “Uncle Justice” by all and will be greatly missed. He was always a hale and hearty old gentleman until the spring of 1910, when he began to decline. His death was caused by paralysis. The remains were laid to rest in the family cemetery near the Lumpee residence. Rev. White of Stover delivered a very impressive sermon from the text, “If a man die shall he live again?” Although Uncle Justice will be greatly missed we know that if we strive to do our Master’s will we shall meet him again. “Another chair in a home is vacant, Another face and form is gone. Gone from earthly pain and trials, to that better world beyond.” George Peak Died--at Edmonson, January 19, 1900, George, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Peak, age 7, of pneumonia. Burial at the Black Oak Cemetery in the presence of a large number of friends. Cole Camp Courier, 24 April 1902 Ben Reinert Dead Ben Reinert, an old resident of Benton County, died at his home, last Tuesday, of a complication of diseases. He was 74 years old and was well known, having lived in the county a long time. During the Civil War he served in the Union ranks under Captain Jacob Freund. He leaves a family of eight sons and one daughter. The funeral was held Thursday, and the remains interred in the family burying grounds. Died--Benjamin Balke, about 70, born in Germany, February 11, 1888, on Cole Camp Creek, ten miles southwest of Lincoln. He was born in Germany and was buried on his farm home. Dr. E. L. Rhodes performed a post mortum due to his sudden death but says there is no evidence of any poison or anything of a suspicious nature. Missouri Enterprise, 1882 Died--Agnes Nicholson of Lincoln, aged 44, November 30. She leaves a husband, eight children, and many friends to mourn her loss. Missouri Enterprise, 1882 Died--In his 50th year, Thomas Sims, of Lincoln, after an illness of nearly three months. He leaves wife and several children to mourn his loss. Missouri Enterprise, 1882 Died--On August 4, 1882, of old age in Alexander township, Mrs. Francie Robison, aged 82. Charlie Picket Missouri Enterprise, 1882 Died--At the residence of his father, Charlie, the oldest son of Durias Picket, Friday morning, August 4, 1882. Missouri Enterprise, 1882 Died--While working in a hay field near Versailles, Henry Osterman, a quiet, peaceful, industrious German youth. His mother, a widow, lives near Duroc, on the Osage River and two of his sisters are employed by families in Versailles. While his employer, Wm. Silvey, former of Benton, was mowing in the meadow, Osterman was hauling hay. He and another boy engaged in a dispute. A 12-year-old Negro boy took the other’s side and came at Osterman with a knife. Osterman retaliated with a pitchfork, but the knife entered his heart, killing him in a few minutes. He was buried at the Brushy School House near his home. The Negro was lodged in the Versailles jail. Missouri Enterprise, 1882 Died--April 24, 1882, Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Wenger, wife of S. M. Wenger, of consumption at Lincoln. Born near Versailles. Age 33. Leaves husband and two children to mourn her passing. Missouri Enterprise, February, 1882 Thomas Barnard died at his home, four miles north of Quincy, some days ago. He was a good, substantial man and the community has lost a valuable citizen. Missouri Enterprise, 1883 Mrs. Judith O. Mallory, mother of Mrs. Barnett and Mrs. Ryan of Warsaw, who had reached the ripe of age of 92 years, died at Mrs. Barnett’s home February 11, 1883. Mrs. Mallory was eight years old at the death of George Washington. Her husband was a soldier in the War of 1812 and she received a pension up to the time of her death. She was a member of the Christian Church and had selected the text and hymns for her funeral sermon. Missouri Enterprise, 1883 Died at his home in Fristoe township, on Saturday night, February 17, 1883, of pneumonia, Solomon P. West. He had been sick but one week and leaves a wife and three children to mourn his death. He was an exemplary citizen and at the time of his death was Constable of Fristoe township. Laura Meachum Missouri Enterprise, 1883 Died at the residence of her father, Chas. L. Meachum in Lindsey township, one mile north of Warsaw, on February 17, 1883, of consumption, Miss Laura Meachum. She had been sick for several months with this dreadful disease. Funeral at her father’s home, by J. F. Hogan, on February 19. Catherine Leap Missouri Enterprise, 1883 Died--on March 7, 1883, Catherine, wife of Elsie Leap, living five miles west of Lincoln. Interment at the Yancy cemetery. She leaves a husband and three children to mourn her loss. Missouri Enterprise, March 1883 Quincy has lost a good citizen by the death of Michael Miller, sick only a few days with pneumonia. He leaves a wife and five or six children to mourn his passing. Peace to his ashes and may the oil of consolation be poured on the troubles of the loved ones left behind by Him that doeth all things well. Missouri Enterprise, 1885 Died--on Tuesday, January 27, 1885, William McMillan, at his home five miles southeast of Fairfield, of measles. The deceased was a Methodist and leaves a wife and five children. His age was about 40. Missouri Enterprise, 1885 Died-on Saturday, January 24, 1885, J. S. Cunningham of Fairfield, of measles. Mr. Cunningham was well-known and his death is a cause of grief to his large family. Missouri Enterprise, 1885 Died--January 25, 1885, Dr. J. P. Trolinger, at his home about eight miles west of Lincoln. He was an able physician and had accumulated considerable property by his practice, farming and raising stock. He was held in great esteem. He previously resided at Leesville. His father was one of the early settlers of Springfield township in Henry County, where he settled in 1836. His mother, now Mrs. Hornsby, is yet alive but very old and feeble and lives near Kingsville, in Johnson County. Missouri Enterprise, 1885 Died--at his home about five miles south of Fairfield, on February 23, 1885, M. M. Sweeney, aged about 45 years, with measles. Missouri Enterprise, 1885 Died--on Tuesday, February 17, 1885, near Fairfield, Mrs. Martha McMillin, widow of the late John W. McMillin, aged about 33, of measles. She leaves six children, whose ages range from 10 months to 14 years. Mrs. M. and her husband were members of the Methodist Church and are buried in Shiloh churchyard. Missouri Enterprise, 1885 Died--Mrs. Susan M. Brown, widow of Mr. M. Brown, at her home near Byler’s school house, February 26, 1885. She was about 57 and was a Methodist. Missouri Enterprise, 1885 Died--at her home in Warsaw, on the morning of February 27, 1885, of consumption, Mrs. Nancy Bartlett, wife of Wm. Bartlett, aged 44. She leaves a husband and two adopted children. She has been a resident of Warsaw 14 years. Missouri Enterprise, 1885 Died--Near Dell Delight on March 1, 1885, at the residence of her uncle, Saul Jones, of consumption, Miss Victoria Jones, daughter of Professor Jones of Fairfield. The untimely death of this gifted young lady will be regretted by many friends and remain a life sorrow to her relatives. Her mother, Mrs. Jones, of Olathe, Kansas, arrived Monday evening with the intention of taking her home and the news was a sad surprise. Missouri Enterprise, 1885 Died--at Lincoln, March 1, 1885, Mrs. Emeline Creason, wife of John Creason, of consumption, aged 36. She leaves a husband and three children. Remains interred at Arnold cemetery, two and a half miles southwest of town. Missouri Enterprise, 1885 Died--March 30, 1885, Luther Tolliver, about 38, of pneumonia, following the measles. He lived on the Charles H. Drake place and leaves a wife and 3 children. John R. Kull Missouri Enterprise, 1885 Died--at Warsaw, on the evening of March 28, 1885, John R. , the only child of Mr. and Mrs. Geo. A. Kull, aged three years, of membranous croup. He was recovering from a severe attack of measles when the fatal disease manifested itself and in a few hours, it had done its work. The grief-stricken parents wert to Paris, Mo. with the body for burial. Missouri Enterprise, 1885 Died--at his home in Tom Township on March 26, 1885, John M. Dawson, of heart disease. He came to this county last fall from Kansas and was an intelligent and energetic man, manifesting a helping interest in his neighborhood. He leaves a wife and four children. Missouri Enterprise, 1885 Died--Monday night, April 6, 1885, Mrs. Allie Snook, aged 27, widow of the late F. M. Snook, one of the founders of the Enterprise. The deceased has been an invalid from consumption for some time and her death was not unexpected. She leaves one child. Wiley Jones Died--February 18, 1885, Wiley Jones, at Fairfield. Although filling but a humble station in life and with but a limited circle of friends, within that station and circle, he stood but in bold relief as an upright, honorable, manly character. Perhaps but a few men have lived who were more scrupulously honest. He was generous and hospitable beyond his means, in friendships, brave and true as steel, and in politics, an uncompromising Democrat. He was chairman of the county executive committee during the last election. He was the second son of George Jones and was born in Tennessee on April 12, 1830. His parents emigrated to Benton County in 1834. In 1859, he was married to Emily E. Jones, daughter of Clifton R. Jones, and they had three children, George and Frank, two manly, worthy young men, and Miss Fanny, an amiable, sweet young lady. Missouri Enterprise, 1885 Andrew Jackson Died--at the residence of James Crawford, one mile south of Osceola, on March 29, 1885, Elder Andrew Jackson, in the sixty-seventh year of his age. Elder Jackson was born in Tennessee on April 11, 1818. He moved to Benton County in 1856 and preached in Benton, Henry and Morgan, until 1865, when he went to southern Iowa, where he found his religious field of endeavor. In the fall of 1883, he moved back to Benton County and took membership in Shady Grove Baptist Church. He was one of the pioneer Baptist ministers of Missouri and during the 34 years of his ministry, he organized a goodly number of Baptist Churches and baptized something over 1500 converts. Missouri Enterprise, 1885 Elzie (Warren) Blanton Died--at 73, Mrs. Elzie Blanton, wife of George H. Blanton, at 11 o’clock on Thursday night, May 14, 1885, of heart disease. Mrs. Blanton was the daughter of Larkin Warren and was born in North Carolina. Her father’s family came to this county at a very early date and, like Geo. H. Blanton, was one of the first settlers. She was married to Geo. H. Blanton in Benton County in 1838 and they lived together as man and wife for 47 years. She was a faithful member of the Baptist Church. She leaves three sons, John L, now in Texas, James M. and George H., and two daughters, Mrs. Nancy Foster, and Mrs. Agnes J. Gregory, all in Benton County. Thus one by one are departing the old time people of our county. In a few short years more, the last one will have been gathered to the fathers. Let the gratitude of posterity be shown the surviving few by making the last short end of their journey smooth, comfortable and peaceful. Missouri Enterprise, 1885 Peter Brockman Died--Monday evening, June 1, 1885, at his home in Williams township, Peter Brockman, aged 58. He was one of the first German settlers of Benton County, having located here 38 years ago and was a school teacher at that time. Mr. Brockman was born August 31, 1824, in Frederickdorf, Hanover, and was very apt in acquiring an education. He emigrated to America in 1845 and lived first in Cincinnati and from there he came to Benton County. His parents died thirty years ago in the county. After Mr. Brockman taught school, he was elected justice of the peace. He leaves a wife and 11 children, seven of whom are married. The wives of Fred Brauer and Henry Ficken are sisters of the deceased. Parson Ruprecht conducted the funeral. Missouri Enterprise, 1885 Dr. Thomas G. Kelly Died--Dr. Thomas G. Kelly, June 18, 1885, at Boydsville in Callaway County. He studied medicine with Dr. James Dunn, a prominent Warsaw physician who recently died at Pleasant Hill. He attended the St. Louis Medical College in the winters of 1858-59 and began practicing medicine at Black Oak Point in Hickory County, where he remained but a short time, returning to Warsaw and engaging in the practice of medicine with Dr. Joseph Atkisson. He was married to Miss Nettie Head, daughter of Dr. Alfred Head, residing ten miles north of Warsaw, and soon after his marriage began to practice with Dr. Head, which he continued until the beginning of the war. He entered the southern army as a private in the Warsaw Grays, commanded by Capt. O’Kane, a graduate of West Point, and soon was appointed surgeon, serving in that capacity till the close of the war, surrendering with his command at Shreveport, La. in 1865. He was a member of the M. E. South, and of the Masonic and Odd Fellow orders. Missouri Enterprise, 1885 William “Bismark” Overbeck Died--in the Indian Creek neighborhood of Williams township, July 1, 1885, Wm. Overbeck, in his wagon on his way home from Buffalo, of congestion of the brain. He was single, 50 years of age, and known by the name of “Bismark.” Missouri Enterprise, 1885 Edward T. Major Died--July, 1885, Edward T. Major, former circuit clerk of Benton County. Mr. Major was born in Kentucky and emigrated to Benton County previous to 1840 and engaged in farming and was proprietor of a ferry across the Osage, near town, which still bears his name. He largely engaged in the purchase of mules, which he sent to southern markets, in connection with John McMerty, now deceased. In December, 1854, Mr. Major was elected county and circuit clerk, positions he held without intermission until ousted in 1862 by a vacating ordinance adopted by the State Legislature. From this time until peace was declared, he went to Cooper County, where a host of relatives now reside. In 1866, he purchased a large farm near Dresden in Pettis County but financial embarassment compelled him to dispose of it and remove to Sedalia. He was proprietor of a boarding house there near the Indiana street depot. His wife died about two years ago, leaving four children, three sons and one daughter. Two of the sons are in Kansas and one in California. Mr. Major was a live, progressive business man and possessed of considerable wealth, which was mainly swallowed up in losses and depreciation of property in the war. He was a nephew of Benjamin Major of Warsaw, prominent lawyer and State Senator. Missouri Enterprise, 1885 John W. Wright Died--John W. Wright, December 16, 1885, at his farm in Lindsey township, three miles northwest of Warsaw, from heart disease. He leaves a wife and one son, Pellie, 17 years old. The deceased was born in Benton County; was a son of Judge Foster P. Wright, now of Kansas City, who was one of the first settlers in the county and who, for many years, ably filled the office of circuit judge. He was married September 16, 1867, to Miss Nannie E., daughter of Henry Reed, of Randolph County, Mo. At the commencement of the war, John W., then in the senior class of the State University, enlisted in the Confederate Army, and was a gallant soldier; was made a prisoner at the surrender of Little Rock in August, 1863, which ended his military career. He served most of the time in Capt. E. S. Feaster’s company, Col. Burns’ regiment. As a citizen and neighbor, he was respected, kind and obliging, active in all work calculated to help his community. He was a zealous member of the Methodist Church. Funeral services are to be held today at the Baptist Church in Warsaw. Judge Wright of Kansas and Marshall Wright of Clinton, father and brother of the deceased, are with the bereaved today. From the Benton County Enterprise, 1891: Joseph Edmond Chastain Died--at his residence in West White, January 18, 1891, Joseph Edmond Chastain, after a lingering illness of two months. Mr. Chastain was 71 years old at the time of his death. He united with the Christian Church, at Clover Dale Church, organized by Elder Geo. W. Longdon nearly 40 years ago and has lived a constant Christian life. He leaves a wife and 12 living children and many friends. Funeral at the Clover Dale churchyard. Missouri Enterprise, 1885 Died--Mrs. Ann Davidson, mother of W.H. Davidson, of Palo Pinto, July 3, 1885, of heart disease, after an illness of four weeks, aged 79. Her husband, Alexander Davidson, who died about 28 years ago, was one of the earliest settlers of the county, having emigrated to Benton from Kentucky over 40 years ago and made his home where Mrs. Davidson has always lived. She has been a member of the Baptist church, from an early day. Buried at Mt. Olivet. W. H. Davidson is the only child living, the two daughters, Eliza and Elizabeth, who became Mrs. H. G. Fristoe and Mrs. G. W. Givens, having died some years ago. Mrs. Davidson was the daughter of Henry Fewell, who was born in Rockinham County, Virginia and emigrated to Christian County, Kentucky when a young man. He married Miss Isabella Hamilton and they had three children, Anna, Madison and Hamilton and served his country as a soldier in the war of 1812. At the close of the war, he returned to his family in Kentucky and lived most agreeably until the death of his wife in 1838, when he abandoned housekeeping and lived alternately with his children, who were now married and had families of their own. In 1839, the now three families left their homes in Kentucky and settled in what was then the western wilds, the two sons locating in Rives (now Henry) County and the daughter Anna, the wife of Alexander Davidson, settling in Benton County. They all engaged in farming and stock-raising and acquired a sufficient competency to live comfortably. Hamilton went to Texas with his family and lived there until his death. Madison is recognized as one of the outstanding men of Henry County. Mrs. Anna Davidson is one of the county’s most respected citizens. But on the morning of July 3, as the iron tongue of time was telling the hour of three, the soul took its flight and our dear one breathed her last. Funeral services were conducted by the Rev. Lawler and the Rev. Briggs, both of whom had been intimately acquainted with Mrs. Davidson for many years. They pointed to her unquestioned integrity and admonished friends to emulate her virtues. Benton County Enterprise, 1888 Died--at her home in Warsaw, on January 18, 1888, Mrs. Jane Lay, of pneumonia, in the 83rd year of her age. Mrs. Lay was the daughter of William and Rachel Siddons and was born in Barren County, Kentucky, January 13, 1806. She was married to Wesley Holland in 1824 and with him in 1840 removed to a farm in Benton County, near where the railroad crosses Cole Camp Creek. Her husband died in 1842. Of this marriage was born W. S. Holland, now of Marshall; James, who died in infancy; W. B., who died in 1858 in early manhood, and Sarah J. Kemper, deceased, who married V. G. Kemper and was the mother of several children well-known in this county. On January 8, 1844, Mrs. Lay married James H. Lay Sr., and resided with him on Little Tebo in Benton County until 1865, when they removed to Warsaw. Mr. Lay died in 1869. Of this marriage was born J. H. Lay, now of Warsaw, and Mary Lay, who died at the age of 18, in 1865. She was a member of the church for more than sixty years and has been a member of the Christian Church in Warsaw for many years. Her life was marked by many acts of kindness and she retained her strong mental faculties unimpaired until prostrated by her last illness, which commenced in its most severe form on January 13. She realized that her end was near and was resigned to give up her hold on life. Funeral services were at the Christian Church, Thursday afternoon, January 19. In addition to the family of James H. Lay, at her bedside during her last days and to follow her remains to their last resting place, there were: Dr. Holland and wife of Marshall; Mrs. E. C. Dunn of Warrensburg, Miss Minnie Kemper, her granddaughter, of Edgerton. Mrs. Dunn and the late Hon. Alfred M. Lay of Jefferson City were the step-daughter and step-son of the deceased. Benton County Enterprise, 1888 Died--Robert H. Hunt, at the home of his brother, J. R. Hunt, in East White township, on July 7, 1888. Mr. Hunt was born in Benton County July 15, 1854 and lived for 30 years at the place of his birth and at the time of his death was the owner of the old homestead. He was unmarried and spent the last two years of his life with his brother, J.R. Hunt. Four brothers and one sister are left to mourn his loss. His disease was abcess of the liver. He was a man of pronounced likes and dislikes, but generous and kind, a good citizen and a faithful friend. Benton County Enterprise, 1888 Died--at his home near Lincoln, July 9, 1888, David Proffitt, an old and much-respected citizen. He leaves a wife and three children, Mrs. Alonzo Failer, Mrs. James Hunter and Thomas Proffitt, of Oregon. Born in Green County, Tennessee and moved to Monroe County, Kentucky in 1842 and was married to Mahala Cunningham in 1846; united with the Christian Church in 1847; immigrated to Benton County in the fall of 1857. Buried at Mt. Pleasant, near where he lived. Funeral preached by the Rev. S. C. Stratton. Benton County Enterprise, 1888 Died--at her home in Warsaw, July 10, 1888, Mrs. M. Bibb, wife of R. H. Bibb, aged 41, after a long illness. Mrs. Bibb was a daughter of the late Lemuel Drake, an old pioneer of this county, and was born in Warsaw. Funeral at the Methodist Church south and many more persons were in attendance than the church would accommodate. She leaves a husband and four children, the youngest of whom is 14 years old. Benton County Enterprise, 1888 Died--John H. Lopp, 96, departed this life October 18, 1888, at the residence of his son, J. Z. Lopp, near Mt. View. He was born in Rowan County, North Carolina on February 14, 1792. He came to Benton County 50 years ago, in the year 1838, during Van Buren’s administration, when times were hard and men had to earn “their bread by the sweat of their brow.” Notwithstanding the many privations to which he was exposed, he succeeded in raising a large family of children, many of whom still reside in Benton County. At one time, he and John Mitchner went to Springfield to mill with ox team, a distance of 80 miles. He was kind to his friends, hospitable to his neighbors. He never made any profession of his religion.
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