Obituary: Beulah Lee Kaiser, 61, of Brumley died Friday, September 11,
1992, at Still Regional Hospital in Jefferson City. She was born on Otober
25, 1930 at Brumley to Perry and Mary E. Luttrell Robinett. On March 17,
1948, she was married in Brumley to Louie E. Kaiser, who survives at the
home. Other survivors include four sons, James Kaiser, Howard Kaiser and
Ronnie Kaiser, all of Brumley, and David Kaiser of Iberia; two daughters,
Carol Cochran of Iberia and Kathy K. Witt of Brumley; two sisters, Thelma
Ayers of Eldon and Gladys Luttrell of Brumley; two brothers, Russell
Robinett and Cecil Robinett, both of Brumley, 11 grandchildren, and one
great grandchild. Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Monday at the
Lake....Hedges Funeral Home in Osage Beach with Rev. Hanl....officiating.
Burial was in New Hope Cemetery at Kaiser, MO.
Obituary: Kermit Thomas Howser, 74 of Rte. 4, Eldon, died Monday, May 20,
1985, at his home.He was born June 9, 1910 in Rocky Mount, Missouri to Elmer
W. and Nettie Lee Carder Howser . On May 28, 1938, he was married in Olean
to Edna George who survives. A dairy farmer, Mr. Howser lived in the Olean
area most of his life. He was a member of MF A (Missouri Farmer's
Association) for many years and was a member of the Olean Christian Church.
In addition to his wife, Mr. Howser is survived by a son, George Howser of
Jefferson City; three daughters, Ruth Franklin of Kansas City, Carmin
Voegeli of Russellville and Sherry Ann Howser of Eldon; a sister, Mrs.
Harold (Juanita) Atkinson of Holts Summit; and four grandchildren.
Obituary: Evalean Eva Kaiser
Evalean Eva Kaiser, 83, of Route 3, Eldon, died Wednesday,October 28, 1998
at Miller County Nursing Home in Tuscumbia.
She was born October 6, 1915, in Success, Dent County, MO to Joe L. and
Annie Luttrell Kaiser Davenport. On December 9, 1936, she was married in
Tuscumbia to Oscar Kaiser, who died September 8, 1995.
Mrs. Kaiser was a lifetime resident of Miller County and was a member of the
New Hope Baptist Church at Kaiser.
Surviving her are two daughters, Patty Hollandworth of Jefferson City and
Burial was in New Hope Cemetery.
Obituary: Oscar E. Kaiser
Oscar E. Kaiser, 77, of Eldon died Friday, September 8, 1995 at Newport
News, Virginia. He was born November 12, 1917, at Kaiser to Edward and
Nettie Jeffries Kaiser. On December 9 , 1936 he was married in Tuscumbia to
Evalean Davenport, who survives at the home. Mr. Kaiser was a lifetime
resident of Miller County and was a member of the New Hope Baptist Church of
Kaiser. He worked for the MFA plant food plant, retiring in 1983. He also
farmed In addition to his wife, Mr. Kaiser is survived by two sons, Francis
Kaiser of Brumley and Gerald Kaiser of Eldon; a step-son, Dave Davenport of
Eldon; two daughters, Patty Hollandsworth of Jefferson City and Elizabeth
Burns of Newport News, Virginia; 20 grandchildren; 19 great grandchildren
and a great great grandchild. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday
at New Hope Baptist Church under the direction of Griswold-Kays Funeral Home
of Eldon. Burial was in New Hope Cemetery.
Obituary: Marvin Ray Patterson
Funeral services for Marvin Ray Patterson were held Saturday afternoon at
Harper' s Chapel Church at Osage Beach, with Rev. Long of Linn Creek
officiating. Burial was in the Conway Cemetery under the direction of Kays
Funeral Home. He died Wednesday evening, June 7 at Eldon, MO while visiting
He was born Dec. 1, 1913 at Linn Creek, the son of Arch and Elva Olson.In
1937 he was married to Miss Elva Olson who preceded him in death.
In 1942 he joined the Air Force where he remained until 1946. He had been in
ill health since that time. He was married to Betty McDowell in 1954.
He is survived by his daughter, Mrs. Rosalie Bocock of Plattesmouth,
Nebraska; one grandson ; one sister, Mrs. Eula Long of Kansas City,
Missouri, two brothers, Roy of Independence and Willard of Eldon.
For several years he has made his home with Mr. and Mrs. Charles Malone of
Obituary: Charles W. "Buster" Mc Dowell, 66, of Bonner Springs, Kan.,died
Tuesday, July 9 , 1996, at Shawnee Mission Medical Center, Merriam, Kansas.
He was born January 12, 1930 in Osage Beach, the son of Benjamin Franklin
McDowell and Maggie Ethel Golden.
Mr. McDowell had been a Bonner Springs resident since 1949. He was a service
writer for Feld Chevrolet and later for Keith Roberts Buick until 1984. He
was semi-retired after that but drove a school bus for the Bonner Springs
United School District. He was a deacon at Rehm'sPark Southern Baptist
Church in Bonner Springs and was a charter member of the Tri-County Rod and
Surviving him are his wife, Kathleen McDowell of the home; a son, David C.
McDowell of Edwardsville, Kansas; a daughter Linda K. Mayse of Tonganoxie,
Kansas; three brothers, Marvin McDowell, Basehore, Kansas, Leonard Mc Dowell
of Brumley and Donald Mc Dowell of Bonner Springs ,Kansas; three sisters,
Mae Graham of Ulman; Jean Dunn of San Antonio,Texas, and Dorothy Barnhart of
Eldon; and four grandchildren.
Obituary: Ralph M McDowell
Ralph M. McDowell, 81, Florence, MO, died at the Capital Regional Medical
Center , Jefferson City, Wednesday, November 15, 1995. He was born November
10, 1914, in Zebra, MO, to G. B. and Elsie Mansfield Mc Dowell. On Ma y 10,
1937 he married Hazel Nathalie Loeffler at Lebanon, Missouri, who survives
the home. He attended school at Linn Creek and graduated in 1933. He was a
veteran of World War II, serving with the 1090th Engineer Company on a
dredgeboat, the U.S. Marshall, in the European theater. He worked as a
farmer, heavy equipment operator and custodian at Osage Beach Elementary
School for 11 years before his retirement in 1977. He was a member of the
George Clark Harlan Post 84 of the American Legion, Otterville and the
Otterville Senior Citizens. He was a member of the Harper Chapel United
Methodist Church of Osage Beach. He is survived by one daughter, Charlotte
Morrison (Jim) of Otterville; two sisters, Irene (J esse) of Linn Creek, and
Mildred Franklin (James) of Camdenton; and four grandsons. He is also
survived by numerous nieces and nephews and other friends. He was preceded
in death by his parents; one brother, Kenneth McDowell; one sister Irma
Barnes; and two infant children.Funeral services will be at 10 a.m.
Saturday, November 18, at the HarperChapel United Methodist Church in Osage
Beach with the Rev. Ross Fulton,Jr. officiating. Burial will be in the
Conway Cemetery, Osage Beach. Visitation will be after 1:30 p.m., Friday,
with the family receiving friends at the Meisenheimer Funeral Home in
Otterville. Visitation will be one hour before the service Saturday mor ning
at the church in Osage Beach.
Pallbearers are Dave Gordon, Jim Gilley, Ralph Franklin, James Franklin,Jr.,
Ernie Temple an d Josh Franklin.In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to
Harper Chapel United Methodist Church, Osage Beach, or to the donor's
Lake Sun Leander, Camdenton, Missouri, Obituaries, p.50,
7 August 1996 , page 3, column 3.
OBITUARY: Karen Fay Handy, 37, of Camdenton, Missouri died at her home on
Sunday, August 4, 1996. She was born August 12, 1958, in Camdenton,
Missouri, the daughter of Arthur Junior and Elizabeth Morris McDowell. Karen
was married on September 23, 1994, to Warren Handy who survives the home.
Karen was a homemaker and a member of Linn Creek Baptist Church. She is
survived by a daughter, Jessica Leap, of Camdenton, three brothers, Larry
McDowell and Bobby Nicks McDowell both of Camdenton and Gary McDowell, of
Excelsior Springs; five sisters, Carolyne Cotten of Eldon, Sharon Soum,
Linda Johnson, Judy Gohagan, all of Camdenton, Patsy Shellbaurger of
Lakeland, Florida. She was preceded in death by her father and a daughter ,
Melissa Leap.There will be no visitation. Graveside services will be 10:00am
Wednesday, August 7, 1996, at Pleasant Grove Cemetery in MacksCreek, with
Rev. Rick Ginnings officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of the
Hedges Funeral Home of Camdenton.
OBITUARY: Malcolm Charles Mc Dowell, son of Charles Arthur and Louise
Ellen Mc Dowell, was born April 23, 1917 at Zebra and died August 19, 1987,
at the Harry S. Truman Veterans Hospital in Columbia. On October 21, 1939,
he was united in marriage to Minnie P. Ahart and to this union eight
children were born, one son, Winston passed away in 1984. Mr. McDowell was a
stone mason and lived most of his life in Miller and Camden Counties. He was
a member of the Riverview Baptist Church at Osage Beach. He served overseas
in the U S . Navy during World War II. Surviving relatives are his wife,
Minnie McDowell, four sons, Ronald McDowell and Willard McDowell, of
Brumley, Vincent McDowell of Iberia,and Myron McDowell of Tuscumbia, three
daughters, Marilyn Myers of Ulman, Joyce Mann of Camdenton and Karen Cooper
of Eldon, two brothers, Delmar McDowell of Camdenton and Gayle McDowell of
Seattle,Washington, three sisters , Beulah Bowlin of Sanger, California,
Louise Mawyer and Vera Rainwater of Linn Creek; 23 grandchildren and two
great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday, August 22, at the
Chapel of the Hedges Funeral Home in Osage Beach, with the Rev. J. R.
McGuire officiating. Burial was in the New Hope Cemetery at Kaiser.
Pallbearers were nephews. Services were under the direction of the Hedges
Funeral Home of Osage Beach.
Obituary: Mrs. Sarah Wall, 76, Dies at Home Near Iberia. Mrs. Sarah Wall,
76, died at her home near Iberia, Monday. She had been in failing health for
the past fifteen years.
Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday at the Curry Church near
Iberia with Rev. Alfred H. Daniel officiating. Interment was in the church
cemetery. Arrangements were under the direction of the Hedges Funeral
Service of Iberia.
Sarah Belle Wall, daughter of William and Sarah McDowell, was born September
14, 1874, and passed away at her home on April 16, 1951 at the age of 76
years, 8 months and 2 days.
In 1892 she was united in marriage to Floyd Thomas Wall and to this union 9
children were born. 3 children passed away in infancy. Mr. Wall passed away
October 20, 1938.
Over 49 years ago Mrs. Wall united with the Curry Methodist Church and
remained loyal and faithful to her Christian beliefs all of her life."For
the past 15 years she has been in failing health and part of this time was a
She leaves to mourn her passing 6 children, 3 daughters, Pearl Hopkins and
Oma Thornsberry of Iberia, Missouri and Minnie Thornsberry of Crocker, MO, 3
sons, Clarence and Claude of Iberia and Virgil of Crocker, MO. Also,
surviving are 2 brothers, Frank McDowell of Crocker,MO , John McDowell of
Hawkeye, and 1 sister, Zelphia Boren of Hawkeye, MO; 10 grandchildren, 4 g
reat grandchildren, and many other relatives and friends.
Obituary: Jesse Erban Franklin, 90, of Linn Creek died Tuesday, December 5,
1995 at his home.
He was born August 17, 1905 in Camden County to Leonard and Ava Anderson
Franklin. On October 23, 1926 he was married to Amanda Rhoades, who died in
March, 1946. On April 9, 1947 he was married in Fort Scott, Kansas to Irene
McDowell Holzer, who survives at the home.
Mr. Franklin worked for ASCS as a field reporter until 1960 when he became
manager of the Camden County office. In 1967 he became manager of both
Camden and Hickory counties and continued working in that capacity until his
retirement in 1975. He was a lifelong resident of Camden, County and also
was a farmer. He was a member of Freedom Church of Christ at Linn Creek.
Surviving in addition to his wife are three daughters, Jerline Cox of
St.Louis, Rebecca McLaughlin of Ocala, Florida and Denise Temple of
Camdenton; eight brothers, Jewell Franklin, Clarence Franklin, James
Franklin and Lee Franklin, all of Linn Creek, Otto Franklin of Oak Grove,
Glavin Franklin of Buffalo, Ivan Franklin of Pleasant Hill and Richard
Franklin of Richland; four sisters, Donna Harlin of Buffalo, Bessie
Dickerson of Raymore, Edith Sullen of Los An geles and Ruth Burdett of Linn
Creek, nine grandchildren; and five great grandchildren.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Hedges Funeral Home in
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Hedges Funeral Home with
Bro. Charles Pitts officiating, assisted by the Rev. Frank Ragg. Burial will
be in Freedom Cemetery.
Obituary: Bernard P. Holzer
Staff Sergeant Bernard P. Holzer, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joe (Katie) Holzer,
entered military service August 27, 1942. He received his basic training at
Camp Wolter, Texas, was then assigned to the 134th Infantry, 35th Division.
He then trained in California, Camp Rucker, Alabama,maneuvered in Tennessee.
From there they trained in Camp Butner, North Carolina and West Virginia. In
April, he went overseas and was stationed in England until about the first
of July when he went into France. He saw service at the Battle of St. Lo. He
was first reported missing on August 23, 1942, then reports came that he was
killed on that date.
Bernard P. Holzer was born near Henley in 1921 and was at the time of his
death 23 years of age. He was married November 30, 1940 to Miss Irene
McDowell, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. G. B . McDowell of Linn Creek. To this
union one daughter, Rebecca, was born.
In addition to his wife and baby daughter and his parents, Bernard is
survived by three sisters, Lucy of the home, Mrs. Elizabeth Johns of Tulsa,
Oklahoma., and Mrs. Mathilda Kliethermes of Bonnots Mill; three brothers,
Frank with the armed forces in Mississippi, Sylvester with the armed forces
in New Caledonia, and Leo of the home, many other relatives and friends.
Obituary: Nettie Fay Cardwell
Nettie Fay Cardwell passed away peacefully Oct. 30, 1995. Born in Tuttle,
Oklahoma on August 3, 1919. She retired from Saks Fifth Avenue, La Jolla
after 12 years employment there. She was a resident of San Diego County for
54 years. She is survived by Norman J . Cardwell, her husband of 60 years.
He was the son of Lenore Caswell Cardwell and Jane Elvira McDowell of Miller
County, Missouri. A son, James L. Cardwell and wife, Elena of El Grullo
Jalisco, Mexico. A twin sister, Mattie May Aken of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma,
Mattie's 4 grand children: Nadine F. O'Neill, 2 greatgrandsons Brian
Patrick, Jack Williams of Ramona, CA, Christine Fasching, husband Ron
Fasching, and their 4 great grandchildren: Caleb, Naomi, Hannah, and
Kimberly Ward, all of Ramona, CA. Robert Kulpinski and wife, and their 2
great grandchildren, Ben and Jill, Monument,Colorado. Steve Kulpinski, of
San Diego, CA. A mass and rosary was said in the Roman Catholic Church of El
Gullo, Interment of El Grullo to Roman Catholic Cemetery. Gone from our
sight but never from our memories, gone from our touch, but never from our
Obituary: Mamie Winfrey, 81, of Rte. 1, Brumley, died Sunday, May 31,1998 at
She was born June 17, 1916, in Miller County to Samuel and Prudie Robinett
Phillips. She was married to Gordon L. Winfrey, who survives at Kaiser.
Mrs. Winfrey was a member of the Brumley Christian Church.
Surviving her, in addition to her husband are a granddaughter, Nicole
A.Winfrey of Lake Ozark; a brother, Nathan Phillips of Kansas City; and two
sisters, Thelma Byrd of Eldon and May Phillips of Brumley.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the new Griswold Kays
Funeral Home in Eldon with Gene Edwards officiating. Burial was in Hawkins
Cemetery at Brumley.
Obituary: Ralph J. Brumley:
Ralph J. Brumley, 71, of Eldon died Saturday, May 9, 1992, at Lake of the
Ozarks General Hospital in Osage Beach following a short illness.
He was born April 7, 1921, in Iberia to Jack and Alice McDowell Brumley. On
November 28, 1938, he was married in St. Louis to Carmen Carpenter, who died
November 26, 1981.
Mr. Brumley had been the star route mail carrier out of the Eldon post
office since 1971. He was a member of the Tuscumbia Baptist Church and the
Rural Mail Carriers Association.
Surviving him are two sons, James Brumley, of Davenport, Iowa, and Jack L.
Brumley of Tuscumbia; a brother Clifford Brumley of Tuscumbia, a sister,
Vyrle Allen of Cocoa, Florida; three grandchildren; and twogreat
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Stevenson-Mossman Funeral
Home in Iberia with the Rev. Charles Caldwell officiating. Burial was in
Hawkeye Cemetery in Pulaski County, Missouri.
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.
Obituary: Ruby Faye Brumley
Ruby Faye Brumley, 73, of Tuscumbia died Friday April 7, 1995, at Lake of
the Ozarks General Hospital.
She was born December 9, 1921 in Shannon County To Clarence and Ruth Neal
Winters. On August 16, 1941, she was married in St. Charles to
CliffordBrumley, who survives the home.
Mrs. Brumley was a member of the Mt. Zion Christian Church near Tuscumbia.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by her father, Clarence Winters
of Mountain View ; a son, Richard Brumley of Tuscumbia; a daughter, Barbara
Moser of Hannibal; two brothers, Everett Winters of Tuscumbia and Ralph
Winters of Iberia; five grandchildren; and a greatgrandchild.
Funeral services were held at 10 a.m Monday at Rekus Funeral Home in Iberia
with Brother Charlies Worstell and Brother Gene Edwards officiating. Burial
was in the Mt. Zion Cemetery near Tuscumbia.
Obituary: Ann Wall
Ann Wall, 92, died Thursday, February 13, 1992, at the Miller County Nursing
Home near Tuscumbia.
She was born June 7, 1899, at Hawkeye to Laura Hill. On August 23, 1920,
she was married to Virgil A. Wall, who died March 8, 1983.
Mrs. Wall had taught school at several Miller County rural schools and was a
member of the Iberia First Assembly of God Church.
Surviving her are a son, James Lewis Wall, of Iberia; two daughters, Alpha
Sacco of Osage Beach and Doris Brown of Eldon; 14 grandchildren; one great
grandchild; and a sister, Nellie Perkins of Richland.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Stevinson-Mossman Funeral
Home in Iberia with the Rev. Randall Hoffman officiating. Burial will be in
Curry Cemetery near Iberia.
Obituary: Lora Plemmons, 93, of Brumley died Sunday, December 22, 1985,at
the TriCounty Nursing Home in Richland where she had been a Resident for the
past four years. She was born April 12, 1892, at Hawkeye to George and Susan
Shelton McDowell. In October 1910, she was married to Earl Plemmons, who
died in 1960. Mrs. Plemmons and her husband were owner operators of the
Brumley Store for 42 years. She was a member of the Brumley Baptist Church.
Surviving her are two sons, Eugene Plemmons of Crocker and Clay Plemmons of
Osage Beach, a daughter, Ruth Porter, of Brumley , 16 grandchildren; 37
great grandchildren; and three great great grandchildren.Funeral services
will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Brumley Baptist Church with the Rev
. Jim McGowan and the Rev. Charles Caldwell officiating. Burial will be in
the Hawkins Cemetery.Visitation will be held after 4 p.m. Wednesday at
Stevinson-MossmanFuneral Home in Iberia.
Obituary: Lee (Curley) McDowell
Lee McDowell, 72, died 10 November 1992 at 7:44am at Lake of the Ozarks
General Hospital, Osage Beach, Camden County, where he had died as an
inpatient. He was born 21 February 1920 in Richland, Missouri, the son of
William Edgar and Minnie Johnson McDowell. On 13 April 1940 Lee married 1)
Bessie Mae Horton who died 2 November 2001. He married 2) Barbara Lee
Laswell who survived at the home.
He had been an Iron Worker, Local 396 and lived in Lake Ozark, Missouri.
With widespread metastatic cancer he had been ill for some time. Funeral
services were conducted by Allee Reed Funeral Home of Camdenton and burial
was conducted on 16 November 1992 at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery,
St. Louis, Missouri with full military honors.
He was survived by his sons, Jerry Lee McDowell, Adrian Wayne McDowell, and
daughter Constance Suzanne McDowell and four known grandchildren.
THE SAINTS' HERALD, vol. 58, pg. 261, March 15, 1911
CRAIG -Charles N. Craig was born at Mettamorah, Woodford County, Illinois, May 18,
1858. He was baptized March 31, 1877. Married to Miss Margaret E. Johnson, November
24, 1880. He died after a sudden and short but severe illness, in Independence,
Missouri, February 28, 1911. He was an honorable man and a true Latter Day Saint.
His loss is deeply felt, especially by the Independence Saints. His widow and two
sons, Charles and Paul, and one daughter, Sr. Madge Siegfried, are left to mourn.
The funeral was held from the church March 3; the stake presidents were in charge,
the sermon by Elder Elbert A. Smith.
October 21, 1908, THE SAINTS' HERALD, pg. 1031: COOK. Joseph M. Cook, son of Bro.
and Sr. Cook, of Postoak, Missouri, born September 27, 1902, died September 16,
1908. What is the parents loss is his gain. Services conducted by Elder Hutchinson,
sermon by C. E..Hand, of Holden, Missouri.
So fades the lovely blooming flower,
Frail smiling solace of an hour!
So soon our transient comforts fly
And pleasures only bloom to die.
October 21, 1908, THE SAINTS' HERALD, pg. 1031: RESCH.-Sr. Josephine Resch dropped
dead in the union depot at St. Louis, Missouri, October 4, while on her way to visit
her daughter, Mrs. Mayme Powell, at Stewartsville. Born March 17, 1848. Married to
John M. Resch, October 6, 1870. Their oldest child, a boy, died at the age of three
and a half. A daughter Annie, twenty-one years and ten months of age and the older
daughter, with their father; remain to mourn. Sr. Resch became identified with the
church September 1, 1901. Buried in Cave Hill Cemetery. Sermon, by J. W. Metcalf,
assisted by David Dowker.
Obituary: Ronald Glenn McDowell
Ronald Glen McDowell, age 62, of Brumley, MO, died Friday July 11, 2003 at
the St. Mary's Health Center in Jefferson City, Mo.He was born on August
4,1940 in Camden County,MO, a son of Malcolm and Minnie Ahart McDowell.
Ron was a stone mason by trade. He was saved at a young age and attended
the New Hope church in Kaiser,MO.
He is survived by one daughter: Tana Chase and husband John, of Mary's Home,
MO, mother: Minnie McDowell,of Camdenton,MO, three brothers:Willard McDowell
and wife Rita, of Tuscumbia, MO,Vincent McDowell and wife Peggy, of Iberia,
MO,Myron McDowell and wife Brenda, of Brumley, MO, three sisters: Marilyn
Myers and husband, Ronald, of Goodson,MO, Joyce Mann, of Camdenton, MO,
Karen Cooper and husband Darrell, of Eldon, MO, three grandchildren: John,
Lori and Maurice. His dad, Malcolm and one brother, Winston McDowell, preceeded
him in death.
Funeral services will be held Monday July 14,at 4;00 pm at the Lake Chapel
of the Hedges Funeral Home in Osage Beach, MO. Burial will be in the New
Hope Cemetary in Kaiser, MO.The family will receive friends Monday afternoon
from 2:00pm to 4:00pm at the funeral home.Arrangements are under the
direction of the Hedgas Funeral Home of Osage Beach, MO.
"The Kansas City Times" (Missouri) Thursday, December 30, 1915
DEATHS IN KANSAS CITY.
Mrs. Laura B. RATLIFF, 1616 Hardesty Avenue, died yesterday at
her home. She is survived by her husband, Taylor RATLIFF; two
sons, Samuel and Sanford RATLIFF; one daughter, Mrs. Bessie
SPEATH, all of this city; two brothers, A. C. LIVINGSTON, Dallas,
Tex., and J. J. LIVINGSTON of this city, and five sisters, Mrs. A. J.
FRIEND and Mrs. Margaret PULLIN, both of St. Joseph, Mo.;
Mrs. J. A. THOMAS of Kansas City, Mrs. J. H. GLENN, Plattsburg,
Mo., and Mrs. Claude NORRIS, Jerico Springs, Mo.
Obituary: The body of 50-year-old Curtis McDowell, who lived in Camden
County, near the Pulaski County line, was found Sunday night after he
apparently shot himself the state patrol reported.
Ernest Harrison, a neighbor discovered McDowell's body at the victim's home
about 7:45 p.m . Officers said McDowell, who had been shot in the forehead,
apparently had been dead about four hours.
A .22 caliber rifle was found near the body, which was taken to the
Moss-Williams Funeral hom e.
Funeral services for Curtis McDowell, 58, a route 3, Crocker farmer, will be
at 2 p.m. Wednes day in the Hawkeye Baptist Church, near Crocker.Farris Wall
will officiate and burial will be in the church cemetery under the direction
of Moss-Williams. Mr. McDowell was found dead about7:45p.m. Sunday by a
neighbor. (September, 1965)
Obituary: Mrs. Cora G. McDowell, 80, of Iberia died Friday, April 17,1987 at
the Miller County Nursing Home, Tuscumbia. She had been a resident of the
nursing home for nine years. She was born August 3, 1906 in Miller County, a
daughter of Jess and Lovina Silsby Gumm. On December 15, 1926 she was
married to Wiley McDowell, who died May 4, 1965. She was a retired cook at
Campbell's Lake House Restaurant, Lake Ozark. She was a member of the Mount
Union Church of Christ, Brumley. Survivors include: four sons, Stanley
McDowell and Edgar McDowell, both of Kansas City, Karl McDowell of Kansas
City, Kansas and Lynn McDowell of Brumley; two daughters, Mrs. Stella
Luttrell and Mrs. Ruth Luttrell, both of Iberia; one brother, Elmer Gumm of
Iberia; two sisters, Ethel Martin of Tuscumbia and Lura Markel of Kansas
City, 38 grandchildren, several great grand children and one great-great
grandchild.Services were at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Stevinson-Mossman Funeral
Home with Brother Farris Wall officiating. Burial was at the Mount
UnionCemetery, near Brumley.
Obituary: Roy E. McDowell, son of Joseph Calvin and Sarah Haney McDowell
was born June 12 , 1902, in Hawkeye, Missouri. He died Friday in Concordia
at the age of 66. On March 2, 1921 he was married to Ida Mae Groves of
Ottawa. Mrs. McDowell preceded him in death on February 21, 1942 after
twenty one years of marriage. One child also preceded him in death.
Survivors include two daughters, Veda Mae and Wanda Nadine, seven sons,
Basil, Harold Lloyd , Wilfred Melvin, Gerald F., Everett Allen, Duane
Lavern, and Ray Lamone; two brothers John and Harrison McDowell, Osawatomie,
21 grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Funeral services were held
Monday in the Birchard Chapel with the Rev.James E. Cummins officiating.
Organ music was provided by Mrs. Hugh Phares. Pallbearers were Bud McDowell,
Otis McDowell, Eldon McDowell, Vernon Nofsinger, Dennis Nofsinger, and Raymond
Castor. Burial was in the Osawatomie Cemetery.
Obituary: John Otis McDowell was born to Calvin and Sarah (Salley Philbrick
Haney) McDowell on Feb. 12, 1895 in Hawkeye, Missouri and passed away at his
home in Osawatomie on January 1, 1972 at the age of 76 years, 10 months and
12 days. Mr. McDowell moved to Kansas in his early teens. He went to
Anaconda, Montana where he was inducted into World War I on Nov. 5, 1917.
He served in France approximately 9 months at Base Hospital 93. He was
honorably discharged in July 1919. He returned to Miami County after the
service and was united in marriage to Bertie Wall on Ja nuary 28, 1920; to
this union three sons were born. Mr. McDowell spent the major portion of his
life farming around theOsawatomie area. They retired from farm life
September 12, 1961. John spent his remaining years at their home at 725
Brown in Osawatomie. He is survived by his wife, Bertie, of the home; 1 son,
Dale of Olatheand, 1 step-son, Harold Barnhart of Kansas City; 3
grandchildren; 3 greatgrandchidren and 1 brother, Harrison Mc Dowell of
Osawatomie, other relatives and a host of friends. Funeral services were
held at 2:00 pm Tuesday, January 4, 1972 in the Birchard Funeral Home with
the Rev. Clayton H. Pittman officiating. Mrs. Mary Ricketts and Mrs. Dorothy
Heckart, accompanied by Mrs. Ida Phares, sang "The Old Rugged Cross" and
"Beyond the Sunset." The pallbearers were: Leroy, Otis, Jerry, LaVern, and
Willie McDowell and Dennis(Dick) Nofsinger. Burial was in the Osawatomie
Cemetery with Military services at the grave.
Obituary: Funeral services for Mrs. Goldie May McDowell, 70, were held
Sunday afternoon in the Birchard Funeral Home. Mrs. McDowell died
Dec.15,1966 in the Miami County Hospital. She was born Jan. 19, 1896, in
Osawatomie and was the daughter of David W. and Mary R. Stamback. On May
20, 1912, she was married to Robert Harrison McDowell and they were parents
of six children. One daughter, Doris, preceded her in death. Survivors
include her husband of the home, two daughters, Lola of Montrose, CA and
Helen of Ann Arbor, MI; three sons, Leo McDowell of Osawatomie, David
McDowell of Kansas City, and Wilbert McDowell of San Bernardino, California;
one sister two brothers, 12 grandchildren, and 14 great grandchildren.The
Rev. Paul H. Kapp officiated at the services and music was provided by Mrs.
Carl Illekey and Mrs. Charles Hechart accompanied at the organ by Mrs. John
Dollar. Serving as pallbearers were Dennis W. Nofsinger, Vernon Nofsinger,
Howard Goodeyeon, and Dale McDowell. Burial was in the Osawatomie Cemetery
under the direction of the Birchard Funeral Home.
Thursday, June 5, 1975, page 1-B
Obituary: Dutch Vernon Nofsinger, Rte I, Osawatomie, Kansas died May 28.
1975 at his home. Services for Mr. Nofsinger were held Saturday in Birchard
Funeral Home. He was born December 16, 1911 in Osawatomie. His parents were
LeRoy and Viola McDowell Nofsinger. On August 13, 1957, he married Elda Mae
Holloman Ward in Miami, Oklahoma. Mr. Nofsinger was a member of the Osage
Valley Lodge No. 24, A.F. and A.M. Ark Chapter No. 80 ; 3 x 9 Council No. 3;
and United Transportation Union. Until his retirement because of a
disability, he was a conductor for the Missouri Pacific Railroad. He was
employed by the railroad for 24 years. Survivors include the widow, Elda
Mae, of the home; his father and stepmother, Mr. and Mrs. LeRoy Nofsinger,
Osawatomie; two step children,Gene Ward, Shawnee, and Linda Douglas, Ottawa
; a brother, Dennis Nofsinger, Osawatomie, and four grandchildren.The Rev.
Glenn Layton officiated at the services. Music was provided by Mrs. Charles
Heckart and Mrs. Carl Dickey, Jr. accompanied by Mrs. John Dollar.
Pallbearers were Bill Mulford , Roy Beets, Merle Ensle, Francis Caylor,
Marvin Caylor, and Fred Stevenson. Burial was in Osawatomie Cemetery with
Masonic services at the graveside.
Obituary: Funeral services for Mrs. Fannie Louella Shelton McDowell, 81,
were held April 28, 1964 in Paola. Mrs. McDowell, a resident of Hillsdale,
died April 24 at the Miami County Hospital where she had been taken on April
22 for treatment of a heart attack. Mrs. McDowell was born June 8, 1883 in
Hawkeye, Missouri (born in Clinton, MO) and was the daughter of James
and Susan Shelton. She grew to womanhood there and was married to
William Benjamin McDowell on January 1, 1903. They were parents of eight
children. She was a member of the Church of Christ at
Spring Hill and took much interest in the church. Survivors include four
sons, Otis McDowell of Nevada, Missouri, Claude McDowell of Yakima, Wa
shington, Thurman McDowell of Tulsa, Oklahoma, and LeRoy McDowell of
Wichita, Kansas; four daughters, Mrs. Elmer Coan of Pevely, Missouri, Mrs.
Raymond Castor of Paola, Mrs. Ernest Hicks ofOsawatomie, and Mrs. Floyd
Ellis, of Blackfoot, Idaho; one brother, Alpha Shelton of Hutchinson; 26
grandchildren and 30 great grandchildren. The Rev. Charles Arnold of Spring
Hill officiated at the services.Pallbearers were her grandsons, Bill McDowell, Paul Cowan, Bill
Castor,Dale Cowan, Junior Husted Burial was at the Osawatomie Cemetery. In
1929, they moved their family to a farm near Osawatomie where they made
their home. McDowell died in 1940 and in 1945 Mrs. McDowell moved to
Obituary: Irene McDowell 62 of Kaiser died Saturday, Mar 4. 1995, at St.
Mary's Health Center in Jefferson City. She was born April 7, 1932 in Miller
County to Everett and Tildia Shelton Witt. On December 22, 1949 she was
married in Tuscumbia to Otto McDowell, who survives at the home. Mrs.
McDowell was a member of Mt. Union Church of Christ near Brumley. Surviving
her, in addition to her husband, are a son, James McDowell of Eldon, two
daughters , Lila Roush of Jefferson City and Loretta Emmons of Rogersville;
five brothers: Doral Witt of Eldon, Iven Witt of Brumley, Jerry Witt, Jim
Witt, and Allen Witt, all of Iberia; five sisters, Ruth and Nora Rodden,
both of Brumley, Grace York of Crocker, Lois Comer of Barnett and Brenda
Strickland of Dixon; and four grandchildren. Funeral services were held at
2pm Monday at Rekus Funeral Home in Iberia with the Rev. J. R . McGuire
officiating. Burial was in Mt. Union Cemetery near Brumley. Memorial
contributions may be made to the Arthritis Foundation.
Elisha McDowell, 85, of Osage Beach died Saturday, 12 September 1992, at
Lake of the Ozarks General Hospital in Osage Beach. He was born 17 December
1906, in Zebra to William and Eva Luella Scott McDowell. On 21 November
1962, he was married in Osage Beach to Alma Knoche, who survives at the
home. Mr. McDowell was a member of the Harper Chapel Methodist Church and
worked in maintenance before his retirement. Surviving, in additon to his
wife, are three sons: Wilford McDowell and Richard McDowell of Osage Beach
and Willard McDowell of Foley; a sister, Desta Davis of Eldon; three
brothers, Otto McDowell of Kaiser, Gordon McDowell of Macks Creek and
Kenneth McDowell of Flippin, Arkansas; seven grandchildren; four great
grandchildren; and two step greatgrandchildren. Funeral services were held
at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Harper Chapel United Methodist Church in Osage Beach
with the Rev. Ross Fulton Jr. officiating. Burial and graveside rites were
held at 2:30 p.m. at Chapel Hill Cemetery in Kansas City, Kansas under the
direction of Hedges Funeral Home of Osage Beach.
Obituary: Setta Morrison was born at Zebra, Missouri on April 25, 1905,the
daughter of William Riley and Lou Eve Scott McDowell and she passed away
Sunday morning August 10, 1980 at the Windsor Estates Home inCamdenton
following a lingering illness. February 19, 1927, she was united in marriage
to George William Morrisonin Kansas City, Missouri and they were blessed
with 53 years together. They made their home in Kansas City for 1 9 years
and moved to this area in 1947. Mrs. Morrison was a member of the Claycomb
Christian Church. Survivors include her husband, George; three sons, George,
Jr. of Montreal, Harland of Linn Creek and Thomas of Camdenton; three
daughters, Anita Decker, Lee's Summit, Missouri, Wilma Kirkland,Missouri
City, MO, and Betty McGuire, Camdenton; one foster daughter,Deborah Ice of
Camdenton; six brothers, Charlie, Bill, and Otto McDowell of Kaiser, Kenneth
McDowell of Flippin, Arkansas, Elisha McDowell, Osage Beach and Gordon
McDowell, Macks Creek, three sisters, Maude McDowell, Kansas City, Missouri,
Desta Davis, Iberia and Eva Reese, Burbank, California, 24 grandchildren and
3 great grandchildren. Services for Setta Morrison were held at 1:00 pm,
Tuesday, August 12, in the Allee-Reed Chapel with Rev. Lewis Krause
officiating. Serving as bearers were Leonard Decker, Jr. Jerry Morrison,
Doug McGuire, LeslieKirkland, Leo and Cleo Long. Burial was in the Montreal
Cemetery with arrangements under the direction of the Alee Reed Funeral Home
Obituary: Lillian B. McDowell, 87, Kaiser, died Thursday at Miller County
Nursing Home, Tuscumbia. She was born Dec. 10, 1907, in Tuscumbia, the
daughter of Thomas E. and Pearl Vernon Lake. She was married Aug. 16, 1928,
in Kansas City, to Charley McDowell, who died Aug. 31, 1985. She was the
oldest member of Riverview Baptist Church, Osage Beach. She was a member of
the Social Circle Club of Kaiser and was noted for her baking skills,
providing cinnamon rolls to several generations of children and adults at
Riverview. After her husband's death she traveled across the United States
and made many trips to visit her daughter in the Washington, D .C. area.
She was very proud of her friendship with Elizabeth Dole. Survivors include:
two sons, Charles Mancel McDowell, Kaiser, and Michael Earl McDowell; one
daughter, Desta Bernice McDowell, Alexandria, VA; three brothers, Clarence
(Curly) Lake, Leonard (Bill) Lake, and Lawrence Lake, all of Carrolton, MO;
four sisters, Martha Tompkins and Dorothy Watsky, both of Carrolton, Faye
Morrison, Jefferson City, and Ruby Riecke, Lincoln , and one granddaughter.
Services will be 2p.m. , February 26, 1995, Sunday at Riverview
BaptistChurch. The Rev. Michael Parris will officiate. Burial will be in
New Hope Cemetery near Kaiser. Visitation will be 4-7pm today at Hedges
Funeral Home, Osage Beach. The family suggests memorials to the Riverview
Baptist Church or the Miller County Nursing Home.
Obituary: Charlie McDowell, 82, of Kaiser died Saturday, August 31, 1985
at Lake of the Ozarks General Hospital in Osage Beach. He was a lifetime
resident of Miller and Camden counties . Mr. McDowell was born April 4,
1903 at Zebra in Camden County to William Riley and Lou L .Scott McDowell.
On August 16, 1938 he was married in Kansas City, Kansas, to Lillian B.
Lake, who survives. Mr. McDowell was a stonemason. He had been a member of
the RiverviewBaptist Church since 1938 and also was a member of the Miller
County Fox Hunters Association. He was a past member of the Lake Ozark
Lions Club. In addition to his wife, Mr. McDowell is survived by two sons,
Charles Mancel McDowell of Rolla and Marvel Earl McDowell of Kansas City; a
daughter, Desta Bernice McDowell of Alexandria, Virginia; five brothers,
Elisha McDowell of Osage Beach, William H. McDowell and Otto McDowell, both
of Kaiser, Gordon McDowell of Macks Creek and Kenneth McDowell of Flippen,
Arkansas ; three sisters, Desta Davis of Eldon, Maude McDowell of Kansas
City and Eva Reece of Pasadina, California; and two grandchildren.Three
sisters precede him in death. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m.
Wednesday at the Riverview Church with the Rev. Don Reed officiating.
Burial was in New Hope Cemetery under the direction of Phillips Funeral Home
Obituary: Edward Kaiser, son of Frances and Sarah Edwards Kaiser, was born
in Moniteau County, January 31, 1888, and departed this life, Oct. 20,1945,
his age being 57 years, 8 months, and 20 days at the date of his death. At
the age of seven, he moved with his parents to Miller County where he
resided on a farm, the remainder of his life. On September 22, 1907, he was
united in matrimony to Nettie Jeffries, and to this union four children were
born, namely, Virgie Miller of Olean, Edrie Roberts of Sunflower, Kansas,
Oscar Kaiser of Kaiser and Louie Kaiser of the home. On September 4, 1932,
he professed his faith in God and united with theBaptist Church at New Hope.
He was a devout Christian and was alwaysfound willing to do his part in
service for his Lord. He was a loyal companion, a considerate and loving
father, and a good neighbor who was held in high esteem by all who knew him.
Mr. Kaiser was always willing to lend a helping hand to all who were in need
and by so doing, proved that it is more blessed to serve than to be served.
He went about his work with a smile, having a word of cheer for all he met,
constantly striving to make the world a better place in which to live. He
had suffered affliction for several years, yet he bore it with patience,
waiting for his call to come higher. Besides his companion and children, he
leaves one sister, Mrs. D. P. Bilyeu, and a host of friends to mourn his
going. Mr. Kaiser will be missed in his community by all who knew him,but
we know our loss will mean his eternal gain. Funeral services were held
Monday morning at the New Hope Church. Rev.E. E. Butts of Climax , MO, had
charge. The church choir furnished the music. Relatives and neighbors were
pallbearers. Interment was in the New Hope cemetery with Kays Funeral
Service of Eldon.
Obituary: Loyd "Red" Snelling, 49, Kaiser, a lifelong resident of the area,
died Sunday, November 8, 1981 of an apparent heart attack. He was
pronounced dead upon arrival at Lake of the Ozarks General Hospital. Mr.
Snelling was a self-employed stone mason. His death occurred only five days
before his 50th birthday. Mr. Snelling was was born Nove. 13, 1931 in
Kaiser, son of Robert and Mary Edna (Jeffries) Snelling. His mother
survives at Kaiser.He was married at Kaiser Dec. 29, 1974 to Patricia Diane
Muse, who survives at the home. Also surviving are two daughters, Heather
Corinna Snelling of the home and Mrs. Sharon Lea Green of Eldon; two sons,
Benjamin Loyd Snelling of the home and Dewayne Snelling of Eldon; one
sister, Mrs. Lea Bilyeu of Kaiser, and one brother, Alvin Floyd Snelling of
Kaiser; and two grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 2.p.m. Tuesday
at New Hope Baptist Churchnear Kaiser with the Rev. Curtis Wilson
officiating. Burial was in the New Hope Cemetery. Arrangements were
under the direction of Griswold-Kays Funeral Home of Eldon.
Obituary: Norma Belle Huddleston Woody, 85, of Rocky Ford, Colorado died
Wednesday, January 29, 1992 at Pioneer Health Care Center in Rocky Ford of
complications due to a stroke she suffered on December 31. She was born
August 21, 1906 near Kaiser to James Sidney and Amanda Caroline McDowell
Huddleston. She was married November 28, 1928 at Tuscumbia to Jacob Earl
Woody, who preceded her in death. She attended Zebra School and was employed
as a telephone operator at Tuscumbia when the switchboard was located in the
Home Hotel there. Surviving her are her seven children, Ann Woody, Ed Woody,
Mary Sackett, and Jacob Woody Jr. , all of Rocky Ford, Colorado, Helen Woody
and LindaMcGuire of Sacramento, California, and Mae Williams of Albuquerque,
NewMexico. She was buried Saturday at Hillcrest Cemetery in Rocky Ford. The
3 p.m.services were under the direction of Ustick Funeral Home.
Obituary: Frank McDowell (Benjamin Franklin McDowell) , 94, of Tuscumbia,
formerly of Brumley, died
Thursday, November 12 , 1992, at Memorial Community Hospital in
JeffersonCity. He was born February 25, 1898, in Camden County to Charles
R.and Mahalia Adeline Patterson McDowell.
He married on November 6, 1918, he was married in Tuscumbia to Maggie
Ethel Golden, who died November 8, 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 Church 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 Edwardsville, 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
Funeral services will be held at 1P.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 8p.m. Friday
at the funeral home.
News article: Vernon McDowell was killed in Wreck Sat. Eve (1-26-1952)
Vernon E. McDowell was killed Saturday evening, when the truck he was
driving overturned near the state park entrance on the Brumley road. He was
pinned beneath the vehicle. The accident occurred about 5:50 pm. John T.
Rowland, a brother-in-law of Vernon's, was a passenger in the truck, but was
He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur McDowell of Kaiser. He was born July
12, 1922, near Kaiser. During World War II, he served in the U. S. Navy
from 1943 to 1945. (CM2, USNR, SEABEE , Construction man SecondClass) On
October 11, 1948, he was married to Linda Rowland of Climax Springs, MO,
where they made their home.
Survivors include, besides the parents and wife, six brothers: Melbourne of
Lake Ozark, Malcolm of Kaiser, Bernard of Lake Ozark, Junior of Freedom,
Delmar of Indianapolis, IN, and Gail of the U. S. Marines, stationed at
Santa Ana, California. Three sisters, Mrs. Harold Bowlin of Singer,
California, Louise McDowell of Eldon, and Verna Marie of the home.
Funeral services were held at Harper Chapel at Climax Springs, with
Rev.Lundy Long of Linn Creek officiating. Interment was made in the Conway
Cemetery, under the direction of the Kays Funeral Home of Eldon.
Obituary: Charles Arthur McDowell died Monday (May 15, 1967) at the home.
Charles was born 9 April 1891 in Miller County, Missouri. He was the son of
Charles R. McDowell and Mahalia Adeline Patterson of Camden County,
Missouri. He married Louise Ellen Scott on 26 February 1913. Surviving are
his wife, Louise, of the home, six sons, Melborne of Osage Beach, Malcolm,
Junior and Delmar , all of Kaiser, Bernard of Lake Ozark and Gail of
Sacramento, California; three daughters, Mrs.Beulah Bowlin (Harold Bowlin)of
Sanger, California, Mrs. Louise Mawyer(Louis Preston Mawyer) and Mrs. Vera
Rainwater(Mac Rainwater), both of Kaiser; three brothers, George of Sedalia,
Frank of Ulman, and Clyde of Osage Beach, 32 grandchildren, and 15
greatgrandchildren. Burial was at New Hope Cemetery, Kaiser, Miller County,
Mason Haynes, well known resident of Eldon and native of Miller County,
passed away Sunday, August 24th, at his home on East North Street. He had
been in poor health for some time and suffered a paralytic stroke a week
A brief service was held Tuesday afternoon at the Phillips Funeral Home
followed by services at the Mt. Pleasant Christian Church, of which he had
been a member for many years.
Rev. A. L. Alexander officiated assisted by Rev. C.C. England. Pall bearers
were Walter, Graydon, Gaylord, Armon, Heston and Arthur Haynes. Honorary
pall bearers were Beard Scott, Charles Abbett, JamesMcFarland, Gentry Smith,
Earn Graham, Henry Jessee, Dr. Walker, J. W. Wotern, Everett Birdsong, and
C.P. Bauman all close friends of the deceased.
Mr. Haynes, a son of James and Mary Stephens Haynes, was born January
30,1875, at Etterville , one of seven children, all of whom preceded him in
death, including his twin brother, Albert who passed away 10 years ago.
On August 11, 1896, he was married to Lulu B. Crisp who survives with their
three children, Cody M. Haynes, Mrs. Archie Colson, and Mrs.Vernon Pope.
Also two grandchildren, Shirley Ann and Charles Arthur Pope, all of Eldon.
Mr. Haynes was engaged in business at various intervals at Mt. Pleasant and
Eldon, and at one time resided on a farm near Olean.
He enjoyed a wide circle of friends and took an active interest in local and
county affairs . He will be sadly missed by his family and friends.
Obituary: Joel W. Pope, Branson, Dies: Jefferson City, March 24,
1954 -Funeral services will be held here Thursday for Joel W. Pope,
well-known Branson insurance man and former state Representative from Camden
County, who died Tuesday. Pope, about 45, died at 8:30 p.m. in St .Mary's
Hospital here after an illness of several months.
He was a native of Camdenton, the son of Arthur Monroe Pope and Martha
Emmaline McDowell. He was born 23 May 1913 in Camden County. He represented
Camden County in the State Legislature. In 1952 he was an unsuccessful
candidate for Congress from Cole County. That year he moved to Branson,
where he opened the Pope Insurance and Investment Company.
He married 1) Mary Zuchelle and 2) Viola Lindhardt (24 Oct 1908-19 Dec 1977)
in Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri on 23 November 1946. Survivors
include his wife, Viola, and a daughter, Susie, 5, both of the Branson home,
a sister and three brothers.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2pm Thursday in the Brischers Funeral
Home here by Dr . Young of Jefferson City and the Rev. W. Howard Blazer of
Obituary: Ruth E. Pope, 80, of California, Missouri, died Sunday, March27,
1994, at Memorial Community Hospital in Jefferson City.
She was born April 23, 1913 in California to Walter L. and Lela Morris Hert,
who preceded her in death. On November 21, 1933 she was married in Sedalia
to Fredrick Lee Pope, who survives at the home.
Mrs. Pope was a member of the California First Christian Church and was
a 1930 graduate of California High School.
Surviving her are a son, Bert Pope of Dallas, Texas; two daughters, Donna
Longan of California and Patricia Frantz of Houston, Texas; three sisters,
Marian Nichols of Jefferson City, Helen Scott of California,and Dorothy
Hansen of Redwood City, California; nine grandchildren; and 13 great
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Bowlin-Cantriel Funeral
Home in California with the Rev. Juanita Roberts officiating. Burial was in
the California Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the California Christian Church.
Obituary: Fredrick Lee Pope, 84, of California, Missouri, died Sunday, July
30, 1995, at Capital Region Medical Center-Memorial Campus in Jefferson
He was born December 1, 1910 in Brumley to Arthur M. and Martha E. McDowell
Pope. On November 21, 1933, he was married in Sedalia to Ruth Elizabeth
Hert, who died March 27, 1994.
Mr. Pope was associated in his younger years with his father and brothers in
A.M. Pope & Sons Lumber Company in the Lake Ozark area. He owned and
operated a service station in Houston , Texas, and was employed in the
hardware business in Houston, retiring in 1975. He also was a farmer.
Mr. Pope was of the Methodist faith. He graduated from Old Linn Creek High
School and attended the University of Missouri-Columbia.
Surviving him are a son, Bert Pope of Hot Springs Village, Arkansas;, two
daughters, Donna Longan of California and Patricia Frantz of Houston, Texas;
nine grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; a brother, Vernon Pope of Eldon;
and a sister, Pauline Eads of Cleburne, Texas.
Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Bowlin Cantriel
Funeral Home in California, Missouri with the Rev. Roy Sparks officiating.
Burial was in the California Cemetery.
Obituary: Walter Morgan Pope, 80, of Rte. 3, Eldon, died Saturday, January
11, 1986 at Memorial Community Hospital in Jefferson City.
He was born October 6, 1905 in Brumley to Arthur M. and Martha E.McDowell
Pope. On June 15 , 1933, Mr. Pope was married in Brumley to Hazel A.
Sullivan who survives at the home.
Mr. Pope was a graduate of the Linn Creek High School and Draughan's
Business College in Springfield. In 1927 he moved to Bagnel to manage a
hardware and lumber company that his father established in 1923. He was a
member of the Lake Ozark Christian Church.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son; Morgan D. Pope of
Portland, Oregon, a sister, Pauline Eads of Cleburne, Texas, two brothers,
Lee Pope of California, and Vernon Pope of Eldon; and two grandsons.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Phillips Funeral Home with
the Rev. Stanley R . Duncan officiating. Burial was in Gott Cemetery
between Brumley and Ulman.
Obituary: Martha E. Pope, daughter of Charles R. and Martha A. McDowell was
born January 24 , 1885, near Kaiser, Missouri, and passed away at St. Mary's
Hospital in Jefferson City, Missouri, March 3, 1953, being at the time of
her death, 70 years, one month and six days of age.
On December 4, 1904, Martha E. McDowell was united in marriage to Arthur M.
Pope, who preceded her in death, March 21, 1938. To this union eight
children were born, five of whom survive her: Walter M. and Vernon of
Eldon, F. L. of California, MO; Joe W. of Branson, and Mrs. Pauline Eads of
Houston, Texas. She is also survived by nine grandchildren and six brothers:
G. B. and G.W. McDowell of Osage Beach, Frank of Brumley, Arthur and
Clyde of Kaiser and Derrick McDowell of Bethel, Kansas.
She was converted and united with New Hope Baptist Church at the age of
sixteen and remained a faithful Christian all her life. Mrs. Pope had spent
the greater part of the past twenty years in Eldon and her consecrated life
and fine ideals has been an inspiring example to the many friends and
neighbors who pay tribute to her memory as well as to her own children and
loved ones. She spoke only good of those with whom she came into contact
and was never too busy to say an encouraging word or lend a helping hand to
one in trouble or sorrow. Memories of her love and kindness will linger
long in the hearts of all who knew her.
Funeral services were conducted from Phillips Funeral Home, Eldon, MO., by
Rev. A. L. Alexander. Burial was made in Gott Cemetery.
Obituary: Vyrle Brumley Allen, 79 of Cocoa, Florida, died Friday, July 19,
1996, at her home . She was born May 30, 1917, in Pulaski County to Jack
and Alice McDowell Brumley. On Sept . 30, 1960, she was married to
Leonard Allen, who survives at the home. Mrs. Allen retired in 1992
after ten years as an office manager with C.J. Langenfelter and Son, Inc.
in Cocoa, Florida. She previously worked for four years as an executive
secretary for Samples Grading in Cocoa, Florida. Other survivors include a
brother, Clifford Brumley of Tuscumbia and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held at 2pm Wednesday at Rekus Funeral Home in
Iberia with the Rev. Gene Edwards officiating. Burial was in Hawkeye Cemetery
near Crocker .
Obituary: Nettie McDowell, daughter of James K. And Susan (Tanner) Shelton,
was born at Pierce City , Missouri in the year of 1885 and departed this
lifeDecember 24, 1964, being at the time of her passing 79 years, 10 months
and 24 days of age.
In the year of 1904 she was united in marriage to Frank McDowell and to this
union 6 children were born. She was preceded in death by her husband and
one daughter, her husband Franklin Carroll McDowell passing away on 24
September 1963 and her daughter, Cleo McDowell, born 20 March 1911, dying on
16 June 1936.S he leaves to mourn her passing 2 sons and 3 daughters:
Clifford and Cecil McDowell, Nola Penland, Goldie Alexander, and Clara Shaw,
all of Crocker, MO, and 9 grandchildren and 26 great grandchildren. Also
surviving are one sister, Mrs. Fannie McDowell, of Hillsdale, Kansas, one
brother, Alpha Shelton of Hutchinson, Kansas and many nieces and nephews.
She was a member of the Mt. Union Church of Christ and lived true to her
faith. She was a loving mother, a kind neighbor and friend and will be
sadly missed by her family and all who knew her.
Funeral services were held Saturday, December 26, 1964 at the Moss-Williams
Chapel at Crocker , Missouri with Cecil Shelton officiating. Interment
was in the Hawkeye Cemetery under the direction of Moss-Williams of Crocker.
Obituary - in Iberia Sentinel, 7 May, 1953
John Anderson McDowell, son of William and Sarah McDowell was born December
20, 1869 and passed away at his home in Crocker, MO., May 1, 1953 at the age
of 84 years, 4 months, and 11 days. In 1898 he was united in marriage to
Minnie Belle Shelton and to this union was born one son , Glen. He spent his
entire life in Pulaski County where he engaged in farming.He had been in
failing health for the past year.
Mr. McDowell was preceded in death by his wife in 1903. Also by five
sisters and three brothers. Surviving relatives are his son, Glen of
Jefferson City, one brother, Frank of Crocker, and one sister, Zelpha Boren,
two grandchildren and other relatives and friends. Funeral services were
conducted Sunday afternoon, May 3rd at 2:00 pm at the Hedges Chapel, Rev .
Alphus Capps officiating. Interment was in
the Hawkeye Cemetery under the direction of Hedges Funeral Home, Crocker,
Obituary: Mrs. George McDowell another resident of Hawkeye, died Saturday of
blood poisoning here in Iberia. - Iberia Sentinel.
February 18, 1890
Obituary: Joseph Calvin McDowell was born in Camden County, Missouri on
December 1, 1858 . He died in Osawatomie, Kansas on April 28, 1941 at the
age of 82 years 4 months and 28 days.
He was married to Sarah Haney about the age of 20 in 1879. To this union
ten children were born. Two died in infancy and another Don? McDowell, died
in October of 1940. The seven surviving children are: Joe McDowell, John
McDowell, Harrison McDowell, and Mrs. Bertha Brockman (Everett A.), all of
Osawatomie, Kansas and Roy McDowell and Mrs. Olia Nofsinger of Paola, Kansas
and Mrs. Effie Wall of Iberia. After the death of his first wife, he was
later married to Lizzie Nigh, about 1905. She preceded him in death. He
later married Mrs. Etta Philbrick,who also preceded him in death several
years ago. He leaves to mourn his passing his seven children and 33
grandchildren and several great grandchildren and two brothers, John
McDowell and Frank McDowell and two sisters: Zylpha Boren , all of Hawkeye,
Missouri and Mrs. Sadie Wall, of Iberia and a host of other friends and
relatives. A father with all of a father's love, care and devotion, a friend
and neighbor, loved and respected by all, his memory cherished by all who
knew him, and his good works and kind words will ever be remembered by his
children, grandchildren and friends. Funeral services were held at Curry
Church, Wednesday, April 30, 1941, at two o'clock by the writer of this
sketch. Text: "When a few years are come then I shall go the way whence I
shall not return." Job 16:22. After this service all that was mortal of
Uncle Cal, as he was known by all, was conveyed to the Hawkins Cemetery,
near his old home, and there amidst sobs and sighs of his dear ones, was
laid to rest with Birchard Funeral Home of Osawatomie, Kansas in charge. R.
Obituary: William R. McDowell Died at Son's Home, Monday, August 7, 1950
William Raleigh McDowell, son of John Bluford and Martha McDowell was born
January 27, 1872, at Kaiser, MO. He departed this life August 7, at the
home of his son Otto of near Osage Beach. At the time of his death, he was
78 years, 6 months and 10 days old. At the age of 14 he united with the New
Hope Baptist Church. In 1889 he married Delia Hancock and to this union
three children were born. One died in infancy. A son, Eugene Clifton McDowell,
and a daughter, Ada Eubank McDowell, survive him. In October of 1897, he was
united in marriage to Eva Lou Scott and to this union thirteen children were born, two of whom
preceded him in death, one an infant daughter and Mrs. Esther Cross, who died in 1918.The surviving
children are: Mrs. Rocena George, Iberia, (Rosettie)Setta Morris on, Lees
Summit, MO; Eva Woolery and Desta Davis of Kansas City; Charley and William
Jr., Kaiser; Gordon and Otto of Osage Beach; Elisha of Montreal; Kenneth of
Flippin Ark.; and Maude McDowell, of the home. Also surviving is one
brother, George McDowell of Kaiser; three brothers and four sisters have
preceded him in death. Surviving are also 30 grandchildren and four great
grandchildren, besides a host of other relatives and friends. When he was
17, he homesteaded a farm near Osage Beach and lived the remainder of his
life in this community. Services were conducted by the Rev. Henry Long of
Springfield at the New Hope Baptist Church atKaiser, August 8 at 2 pm.
Burial was in the New Hope Cemetery under the direction of the Adams Funeral
home of Iberia, MO.
Obituary: Evelyn G. McDowell, 70, died Monday, September 12, 1988 at the
University of Missouri Hospital and Clinics in Columbia. She was born
September 25, 1917 in Kaiser to George and Brooxie Anderson Dinwiddie. On
October 18, 1963 she was married to Melborne Mc Dowell,who died June 13,
1969. Mrs. McDowell was a member of the Assembly of God Church. Surviving
her are a son, Roger McDowell of Osage Beach, and other relatives. Funeral
services were held at 10 a.m. Thursday at Hedges Funeral Home in Osage Beach
with the Rev. George Flora officiating. Burial was in New Hope Cemetery
Obituary: Desta Davis, 85, of Eldon died Sunday, May 2, 1993, at Eldon
Health Care Center, in Eldon. She was born February 24, 1909, at Zebra to
William and Eva Lue Scott McDowell. On May 8, 19 30, she was married in St.
Louis to James R.Davis, who died, February 2, 1989. Mrs. Davis was a member
of the New Hope Baptist Church at Kaiser. She spent most of her life in the Eldon and Iberia areas
but she and her husband had lived and worked for a time in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania and
Kansas City, Missouri. Surviving her are two brothers, Gordon McDowell of
Macks Creek and OttoMcDowell of Kaiser ; and nieces and nephews. Funeral
services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Lake Chapel of Hedges Funeral
Home in Osage Beach with the Rev. Curtis Wilson officiating. Burial was in
New Hope Cemetery at Kaiser with nephews as pallbearers.
Obituary: Friends of Mr. George McDowell of Hawkeye, MO will be saddened to
hear of his death, January 24th. He was sick only a few minutes. Mrs. Willie
Shelton of our vicinity is a daughter, where Uncle George spent part of the
past few years. He will be laid to rest in the Hawkeye Cemetery on Tuesday.
Iberia Sentinel, Iberia, MO, Thursday,January 28, 1937.
Obituary: A loving tribute to the memory of Greene B. McDowell who
departed this life at his home in Linn Creek on Thursday afternoon, at
2:25pm. Funeral services were conducted from the Linn Creek Methodist
Church, Saturday afternoon at 2pm. with Rev. W . L. Long officiating.
Interment was made in the Conway Cemetery under the direction of the
Bankson-Woolery Funeral Home. Greene B. McDowell was born near Passover,
MO., on September 21, 1834, the son of Charles and Adaline Patterson
McDowell and passed away on Feb. 9, 1956. At the time of his death being 71
years, 4 months and 18 days old. On Feb. 25, 1908 he was united in marriage
to Miss Elsie Mansfield who survives her husband s death. To this union
five children were born: two sons, Kenneth of Kansas City and Ralph of
Otterville and three daughters, Mrs. Erma Barnes and Mrs. Mildred Franklin
of Camdenton and Mrs. Irene Franklin of Linn Creek. He also leaves five
brothers: George of Osage Beach, Frank of Iberia, Deric of Bethel, Kansas,
Arthur and Clyde of Kaiser, 2 sisters, Mrs. Emma Pope and Mae McDowell
preceded him in death. Nine grandchildren and other relatives and many f
riends who join the family in mourning their loss. He was a devoted husband,
a kind, loving father and grandfather. He was a good neighbor who was loved
and respected by all who knew him. He had a cheerful word and a smile for
all who met him and he will be sadly missed in the home and in the community
where he lived. He professed faith in Christ in early manhood and his life
as he lived it was every evidence that he did "Lay up for himself treasures
Obituary: Robert Williams, 70, a lifetime resident of Miller County,died at
9:35am Monday 14 December 1959 at his home at Lake Ozark. Death was
attributed to a coronary thrombosis. Services were held at 1pm Wednesday at the Lake Ozark
Christian Church with the Rev. Dean Breedlove officiating. Mr. Williams, the
son of Alexander Donovan and Emma Anna (James) Williams was born April 24,
1889, in Miller county where he also attended school. On 21 January 1912, he
was married in a home ceremony at Kaiser to Rachel McDowell who survives.
Mr. Williams is also survived by Miss Rosie Williams of Jefferson City and
Mrs. Jean Hutton of Purdy; four grandchildren, two brothers, Charley of
Ottumwa, IA, and Lee of Kansas City, Kansas and two sisters, Mrs. Pearl
Bowlin of Kansas City, Kansas and Mrs Bessie Colvin, of Humboldt, Kansas. He
was preceded in death by his parents and three daughters, Mrs. Pearl Martin,
Georgia Opal Williams, and Marble Williams. Mr. Williams was a retired
farmer. He was a member of the Christian Church, having joined at Elm
Springs in 1915. Interment was at New HopeCemetery under the direction of
Kays Funeral Home of Eldon.
Edna Bea Snelling, 96, Stover, died Monday at Good Shepherd Nursing
Home,Versailles. She was born Jan. 19, 1899, near Damsel, a daughter of
George and AliceAhart Mansfield. She was married March 25, 1923 in Old
Zebra, to John H. Snelling, who died Dec. 20, 1968. A residence of the Stover
area since 1945, she was a homemaker. She was a lifelong member of Harper
Chapel United Methodist Church, Osage Beach. Survivors include: two sons, Wayne H.
Snelling, Stover, and Donald Snelling, Fenton, one daughter, Jean Jones,
Kansas City, 11 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren. One daughter,
Wilma Taylor, died in 1986. Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at First Baptist
Church, Stover. The Rev. Chad Bennett and the Rev. Orval Woolery will officiate.
Burial will be in Conway Cemetery, Osage Beach. Visitation will be from 6:30-8p.m.
Wednesday at Scrivner Funeral Home, Stover.
James Samuel "Abe" Hutton, 64, of Star Route, Tuscumbia, died Sunday,Feb.
6, 1983 at his home. He was born in Linn Creek on July 13, 1918, to James S.
and Laura Garrison Hutton. He first was married on September 28, 1940 to
Bonnie Jeanne Williams who died Nov. 5, 1974. On March 1979 he was married
at Hermitage to Judith Jean Strader, who survives at the home. Mr. Hutton
retired in 1981 from Raymond Enloe Construction Co. He served in the U.S.
Army, 25th Divisions. In addition to his wife he is survived by a son, James
S. Hutton III of Choctaw, Oklahoma., three daughters, Mrs. Leona Jean
Keeling of Purdy and Mrs. Eva Marie Robinson and Mrs. Laura Fays Whitten, both of Eldon; four sisters,
Mrs. Gail Bruner of Kansas City, Mrs. Hazel Reid of Purdy, Mrs. Lavern
Johnson of Osage Beach and Mrs. Opal Davis of Benton Harbor, Michigan and
nine grandchildren. In additon to his first wife, Mr. Hutton was preceded in
death by two daughters, Shirley Ann and Sharon Kay; a half brother Frank
Anderson, two half sisters, Sue Anderson and Rudy Green and two sisters,
Beulah Waters and Ford Morgan. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m.
Wednesday at Harper Chapel Methodist Church in Osage Beach with the Rev.
Harold Williams officiating. Burial was in Conway Cemetery, Osage Beach.
Arrangements were under the direction of Griswold Kays Funeral Home.
Obituary: Mrs. Elsie McDowell: Funeral services for Mrs. Elsie McDowell, a
life long resident of Camden County were held Thursday afternoon at Harper
Chapel Methodist Church, where she was a charter member. Mrs. McDowell died
(1967)Tuesday morning following a long illness, at the age of 80. She was
born in Camden County, March 16, 1887, the daughter of George and Alice "Ma"
Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Erma Barnes, Mrs. Mildred Franklin
of Camdenton, and Mrs. Irene Franklin of Linn Creek, one son, Ralph McDowell
of Osage Beach; one brother, Roy Mansfield of Osage Beach; three sisters,
Mrs. Ellen Anderson of Gravois Mills, Mrs. Grace McDowell ( George W.)of
Sedalia and Mrs. Edna Snelling (John H.) of Stover. Ten grandchildren and
seven great grandchildren also survive. Her husband, Green McDowell (born 21
Sep 1884), preceded her in death 9 February 1956. Rev. Carl Patterson and
Rev. Keith Lee officiated at the service. Pallbearers were: Warren Stidham,
Bernard McDowell, Jim Morrison,Lowell Williams, Jewel Franklin and Henry
Lash. Burial was in Conway Cemetery, under the direction of Reed Funeral
Obituary: Marble Anita Williams was born May 3 1925 and departed this life
January 19th, 1934 being at this time of her death eight years, eight months
and sixteen days old. She was taken sick Saturday, the13th and died on the
following Friday. She was the idol of the home, being the youngest daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. Bob Williams. She leaves to mourn their loss father,
mother, three sisters, an aged grandfather Alexander McDowell, besides a
host of other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held at the
Henderson cemetery Sunday the 21st at11 a.m. at which time the writer of
this sketch tried to speak words of comfort to the sorrowing ones after
which all that was mortal of little Marble was consigned to her last resting
place beside her little sister, Georgia Opal, born 2 January 1920 and who
had died February 1933 and preceded her just eleven months ago. Now to the
loved ones let me say"Wipe the briny tears from your eyes and in humble
submission to Him that doeth all things well let us say,"Little Marble,
farewell until we meet you on the other shore where partings will be no
more. And where sickness, sorrow, pain and health are felt and feared no
more, remember the words of Jesus, "Suffer little children to come unto Me
and forbid them not, for such is the kingom of heaven.
Obituary: Madison Martin Dies Following Long Illness
Madison Lee Martin, son of William Levi and Mandy Ellen Martin was born in
LacledeCounty, Missouri, March 10, 1924, and passed away at his home near
Linn Creek, Missouri on July 4, 1958 after a lingering illness at the age of
34 years, 3 months and 24 days. On September 9, 1955, he was united in marriage to Anna
Pearl Williams who passed away Apri l 13, 1956. For the past seven years he
has been an employee of the Stanton Novelty Co., at Lake Ozark, MO. Madison
made a profession of faith in Christ while in the hospital at Springfield,
Missouri. He leaves to mourn his passing his mother and father, Mr. and Mrs.
William Levi Martin, 3 brothers, John W. of Kansas City, Missouri, Henry E.
of Linn Creek, MO., and T.M. of Linn Creek Missouri, four sisters, Bernice
Torrington of Los Angeles, CA, Pearl Mae Wanger of Lebanon , MO.,Crystal G.
Franklin, and Barbara B. Burch of Linn Creek, Missouri; a number of nieces
and nephews and a host of other relatives and manyfriends.Funeral services
were held at 2:30 p.m., Sunday, July 6, 1958 at the Freedom Church. Rev.
Paul Dean Wanger officiating, Interment was made in the
Freedom Church Cemetery. Arrangements were under the direction of the
Hedges Funeral Home of Camdenton, Missouri. Pallbearers were Don Garrison,
Lee Farmer, James Franklin, NorrisWilliams, Dewey Williams and Willard
Obituary: Mrs. Rachel E. Williams, 78, of 610 Broadway, died Tuesday at her
home 16 January 1973. She was born Sept 6, 1894, at Kaiser, the daughter of
Alexander and ElizaWatson McDowell. She was married 21 January, 1912, at
Kaiser to Robert Williams who died December 4, 1969. Mrs. Williams was
formerly a cook at the School of the Osage, LakeOzark. She had lived with a
daughter, Miss Rosie Williams, in Jefferson City, Missouri since 1966. Other
survivors include: a sister, Mrs. Janie Cardwell, Santa Ana California, a
brother, Jimmie McDowell, Mustang, Oklahoma, four grandchildren and six
great grandchildren. Four daughters preceded her in death. Funeral services
will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the New Hope Church, Kaiser,with the Rev. Mark
Sooter officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery there. Phillips
Funeral Home attending.
Obituary: Services for Lenore C. Cardwell (61), will be in Santa Ana,
California. Pacific Beach Mortuary of San Diego is in charge. Mr. Cardwell,
an employee of Consolidated Vultee Aircraft Corporation died yesterday in a
local hospital. A native of Missouri, he came to San Diego a year ago
(1951). Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Janie Cardwell, four sons, Norman
Cardwell, of Pacific Beach (San Diego), Otis L. Cardwell, of Santa Ana, Leo
Cardwell, of Burbank, and Ray Cardwell, of Oklahoma; two daughters, Mrs.
Nellie Atwood and Mrs. Barbara Lawson, both of Oklahoma; three brothers and
two sisters and six grandchildren.
Obituary: Vernettie Winfrey, 103, of Brumley died Sunday at Osage Beach
Health Care Center. She was born June 6, 1886, in Camden County, the
daughter of Leander and Sarah Kirkendall McDowell. She was married in 1905
to Walter Winfrey who died December 14, 1957. She taught Sunday School at
Brumley Baptist Church and was also a memberof the church. Survivors
include: one son, Gordon Winfrey, Brumley, one daughter, Gladys Allee,
Brumley, one sister, Elsie Cusick, Kansas City, one grandson and one great
granddaughter. Services will be held at 1 p.m., Wednesday, at the
Stevinson-Mossman Funeral Home, Iberia with the Rev. Arthur Gormley
officiating. Burial will be in the B. Hawkins Cemetery near Brumley.
Visitation will be after 6 p.m., today, at the funeral home.
Lola Irene McDowell, 81, Nevada, MO, died Friday, December 31, 2004, at
Skaggs Hospital in Branson, MO. She was born November 25, 1923, in Ivel,
KY, the daughter of Carl L. Adkins and Jessie M.Blackburn Adkins. She
married Gilbert O. McDowell on November 26, 1949, in Bentonville, AR. He
preceded her in death on December 11, 2002.Irene moved to Nevada as a small
child, and spent most of her life here. She graduated from Nevada High
School in 1943. After graduation, she worked at Richardson Motor Company
and J. C. Penney Company in Nevada, and then Beach Air Craft in Wichita, KS.
Following marriage, the couple spent a short time working in Kansas City;
then moved back to Nevada. After returning to Nevada, Irene managed the
local Bellas Hess Catalog store, and later was credit manager at Sears for
16 years. Her last employment prior to retirement in the 1980's was at Key
Work Clothes. She was a past member of the BPW. Survivors include one son,
Leon McDowell, Metz, MO; one daughter, Laurie Atwood, Branson, MO; two
stepdaughters, Carolyn Hadley and Teresa Hawkins of Arkansas, four
grandsons, two granddaughters, one step-granddaughter, two step-grandsons,
several nieces, nephews, and step-great-grandchildren. In addition to her
husband, Gilbert, she was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers,
and three sisters. Graveside services will be held at 12:30 p.m. on
Wednesday, January 5, 2005, at National Cemetery, Ft. Scott, KS, with Rev.
Paul Mooney officiating. Friends may call now and until 11:30 a.m. on
Wednesday at Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada, MO. The family receives friends
6-7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 4, 2005, at the funeral
home. Those who wish may contribute to the American Heart Association in
care of Ferry Funeral Home.
Obituary: Bill McDowell, 78, Nevada, MO, died Thursday, November 4, 2004, at
St. John's Regional Medical Center, Joplin, MO, following a short illness.
He was born May 3, 1926, in Bourbon County, KS, to Warner Otis McDowell and
Augusta Jane VanLoon McDowell. He married Mona D. Emery on May 4, 1950, in
Bentonville, AR, and she survives of the home. Bill was a lifelong resident
in Vernon County. He attended Nevada Schools. He served in the U. S. Army
from 1951-1953 in Iceland during the Korean Conflict. Bill was a cattleman
and horseman all his life. He was a member of the VFW Post 2175, Nevada, MO.
Survivors in addition to his wife Mona, include two daughters, Janie Ephland
and her husband, David, Arlington, TX, Rita McCoy and her husband, Don,
Nevada, MO; four grandchildren, Andrew Ephland, Arlington, TX, Bailey
Ephland, Arlington, TX, Matthew McCoy, Nevada, MO, and Abby McCoy, Nevada,
MO; two sisters, Doris Cullor and Eva Capelle, both of Ft. Scott, KS;
brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Leon and Betty Emery, Deerfield, MO,
numerous nieces, nephews, and a host of friends. He was preceded in death by
his parents, two brothers, and two sisters. Funeral services will be held at
10:30 a.m. on Monday, November 8, 2004, at Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada, MO,
with Rev. Bill Smith officiating. Interment will follow in Deerfield
Cemetery, Deerfield, MO. Friends may call now and until the hour of service
at the funeral home.Those who wish may contribute to the Deerfield Church of
Obituary: Mary Frances McDowell, daughter of Bluford and Martha McDowell
was born near Kaiser, MO, 1 February 1862, and passed away, 1 January 1945,
being 82 years 11 months of age at the time of her death.
During the year 1882 she was united in marriage to Derrick Jeffries and to
this union eight children were born, namely: Mrs. Nellie Barnett (Daniel) of
Everest, Kansas, Mrs. Nettie Kaiser (Edward) , Mrs. Martha Hogue (Orvil
Franklin - Frank), and Mrs Edna Snellings (Robert L), of Kaiser. Mrs.
Beatrice George (Weaver Fields of Olean, Mrs. Gertrude Snelling (Roscoe) of
Blackston, VA, and two sons who preceded her in death. The husband also
preceded Mrs. Jeffries in death.
Besides the children, she leaves two brothers, William R. and George
W.McDowell; one sister , Sarah Dinwiddie (Mrs. James W.) , and a host of
grandchildren,other relatives and friends to mourn her passing.
Soon after her marriage she was converted and united with the Baptist Church
at New Hope and had lived a clean, respectable life the remainder of her
days, rearing her children to be honest, respectable citizens and
administering to their every needs. She has toiled long hours and was
always a loving mother and loyal companion, who has done her tasks well,
never tiring of life but patiently waiting for her call to come higher.Her
last sickness only lasted a few days and she went to sleep no more to
awaken. Her children will surely miss her, but while they would not call her
back, they can go to her and her spirit and influence shall live on to guide
them during their dark days of trouble.
Funeral services were held at New Hope Church at 2 pm on January 3 by
Reverend Virgil Smith of Brumley. Interment was in New Hope
Cemetery,directed by Kays Funeral Service.
Obituary: Gertie Snelling, 93, of Kaiser died 11 November 1991 at Boone
Hospital Center in Columbia. She was born June 1, 1898 at Kaiser to Derrick
and Mary McDowell Jeffries. On December 25, 1922, she was married to Roscoe
Snelling (born 4 Oct 1905), who died May 20, 1965. Surviving her are a son,
Ray Snelling of Kaiser, a sister, Edna Snelling of Richland; three
grandchildren; and five great grandchildren. Funeral services were held at
1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Lake Chapel of Hedges Funeral Home in Osage Beach
with the Rev. Randall Bunch officiating. Burial was in New Hope Cemetery at
Obituary: Mrs. Eva McDowell Childress passed away March 30, 1957 at the home
of a daughter , Mrs. A. W. George (Rocena), Iberia, MO., at the age of 75
years 6 months, and 28 days. She was a daughter of the late Simon and
Elizabeth Galyon Scott, Buckner, Missouri. She joined the Baptist Church at
Zion at an early age and was reared in that community. She later moved her
membership to New Hope. She was married to William Riley McDowell on 15
October, 1897. Thirteen children were born to this union, two of which
preceded her in death. She is survived by five daughters: Mrs. A. W. George
(Rocena) , Iberia, MO, Maude McDowell, Osage Beach, MO, Desta Davis, (James
R. Davis). Flippin, AR, Settie McDowell (Mrs. George William Morrison, Sr.),
and Eva Le June, (Mrs Clinton Wooley) Burbank CA; six sons: Elisha
McDowell, Osage Beach, MO, Kenneth McDowell, Flippin, AR, Charley McDowell,
William McDowell, Gordon McDowell and Otto McDowell, all of Kaiser,
Missouri; two sisters, Mrs. Alta Toler (Dewey O Toler) and Mrs. Hattie
McLaughlin (Thomas W. McLaughlin) , both of Buckner, Missouri; one brother -
Charley Scott of Buckner, MO, twenty six grandchildren and eleven great
grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted from the New Hope Baptist
Church near Kaiser, Missouri, Monday afternoon at 2 pm. Rev. W. A. Long
officiated at the services. Interment was made in the New Hope Cemetery.
Obituary: Amanda Mc Dowell Huddleston was born May 24, 1869 and died April
26, 1928. She was the daughter of John Bluford and Martha J. Adams McDowll.
She married James Huddleston on December 7, 1884. James Sidney was born 13
April 1863 and died 1929. Their children were Elbert, Mrs. Myrtle Colvin
(Doc Colvin), Mrs. May Stingham, Pearl and Clarence Huddleston, Mrs. Vest
Richards, Mrs. Grace Parsley, Virgil, Norma, Clinton, and James Jr.
Huddleston, Mrs. Annie Loethen; brothers: Alexander, William R., and George
McDowell; sisters: Sarah Dinwiddie and Mrs. Mary Jeffries. Kaiser.
Obituary: James Sidney Huddleston was born April 14, 1863 and died November
14, 1929. He was the son of George Washington and Mary Frances Blankenship
Huddleston He married Amanda Mc Dowell in 1883. Their children were:
Elbert, James, Jr., Pearl, and Vesta Huddleston, Mrs. Grace Parcely, Mrs.
Norma Woody, Clarence, Myrtle, Clinton, and Virgil Huddleston. Sisters:
Mrs. Lucy Anderson and Mrs. Cordelia DeGraffenried.Brother: Alonzo
Obituary: James Huddleston, 76 of Yakima, Washington died Saturday, Mar 10,
1990 at his home. He was born Oct. 27, 1913 in Brumley to James and Amanda
(McDowell) Huddleston. On Jan. 25, 1936 he was married in Nebraska to Helen
Moe, who was born 23 May 1913 and who died 6 August. 1995 in Yakima,
Washington. Mr. Huddleston was reared and educated in Missouri and later
moved to Nebraska. About 1937 he and his wife moved to Mc Cleary, Washington
and in 1940 they moved to Granger, Washington where they lived until they
moved to Yakima in 1981. Mr. Huddleston was a member of the Mead Avenue
Gospel Tabernacle.In addition to his wife, he is survived by a sister, Norma
Woody of Rocky Ford, Colo. and numerous nieces and nephews.Funeral services
were held March 14, in Yakima. Burial was in Zillah Cemetery. The family
suggests memorials be made to the Mead AvenueGospel Tabernacle if desired.
Obituary: John R. "Bob" Jeffries, 88, of 1205 S. Grand Avenue, Eldon,died
Saturday, Jan. 28 , 1984, at the Harry S. Truman Veterans Hospital in
Columbia. He was born May 8, 1895, in Camden County to Derrick W. and Mary
F. McDowell Jeffries. He was married Dec. 23, 1922 to Faye Beulah Wilkes in
Linn Creek. She was born 18 December 1900 and died March 29, 1976. Mr.
Jeffries was a retired construction worker. He moved to Eldon in 1960 when
he retired . A verteran of World War I, he served in Company D of the 34th
Regular Infantry. He was a member of Eldon VFW Post 2422. Surviving him are
nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Griswold
Kays Funeral Home with the Rev. Gilbert Pearson and the Rev. Arnim Ray
officiating. Burial was in the Eldon Cemetery.
Obituary: Mary E. Snelling
Mary E. Snelling, 94, of Richland, died Friday, June 6, 1997, at Lake of the
Ozarks General Hospital in Osage Beach. She was born June 17, 1902, in
Camden County to Derrick and Mary McDowell Jeffries. In 1923 she was married
to Robert Snelling who preceded her in death. Mrs. Snelling was a member of
the New Hope Freewill Baptist Church in Kaiser. Surviving her are a son,
Floyd Snelling of Richland; six grandchildren;15 great grandchildren and
nine great great grandchildren. Two children preceded her in death, Vivian
Loyd Snelling and Leslie Lee Bilyeu.Funeral Services were held at 1p.m.
Monday at Hedges Funeral Home in Osage Beach with the Rev. Ralph Byrd
officiating. Burial was in New Hope Cemetery at Kaiser.