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Mrs. Fernando Hanks
Nee Florence May Oaks, was born near Linn Creek, Missouri, March 9th,
1888. She died at Latham Hospital in California, Missouri, July 4th,
1935, aged 47 years, 3 months and 25 days. She was the daughter of
Nathan and Ellen Oaks. Her father preceeded her some 28 years ago.
She has always lived in Camden County.
She was married to Fernando Hanks, March 6th, 1909. To this union one
daughter, Hazel Irene was born. The daughter is now 8 years of age.
She is survived by her husband and daughter, one brother and four sisters.
Her brother, W.E. Oaks, lives in Lawrenceburg, New Mexico. Her sisters
are Mrs. H. L. Simpson, of Sapulpa, Okla., Mrs. G. E. Fowler, Mrs.
Charlie Miller and Miss Gladys Platter, all of Tulsa, Oklahoma. The
sister and mother who now reside in Tulsa, were all at the funeral.
She united with the Christian church at Old Linn Creek when she was 19
years of age, under the preaching of Eld. Leon H. Couch, who is now a
pastor in New York City.
She was taken away unexpectedly while in middle life. She was a
faithful wife, a good mother and was loved and respected by all who
knew her. The funeral was conducted at the Christian church, Saturday
p.m., July 6th under the leadership of the pastor J. H. Jones and
buried in Conway cemetery. -- Contributed.
(Editor’s Note: Mrs. Hanks was the wife of ex-Assessor Fernando Hanks,
one of the leading citizens of the county, and was a fine, consecrated
christian, a devoted mother, a loyal wife, an obliging neighbor, a true
friend, and will be missed by her family, her church, her friends and
neighborhood. The family have our sincere sympathy in their sad hours
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Creason, 87, service held Saturday
Leland Jonathan Creason, 87, died here Thursday, March 3 and funeral
services were held Saturday morning.
Born Feb. 13, 1890, in Rigger, Mo., he came to Pawnee in 1935 and
married Leona Duckworth at Cleveland in 1944. He was a furniture
salesman and retired in 1965.
He was a member of the First Baptist church.
Survivors include his wife, Leona, of the home, plus 3 children: Mrs.
Myrtle Bell of Springfield, Mo.; Merlvin Creason of Topeka, Kansas and
Floyd Creason of Springfield. Also 6 grandchildren and 11 great
grandchildren and 2 step-sons - Melvin Duckworth of Marshall and Merle
Duckworth of Manhattan, Ks. Plus 13 step grandchildren and a brother,
Olan Creason of Roby, Mo.
The Rev. Jack Owens officiated at the service at 10:30 a.m. Saturday,
March 5, at the Poteet Funeral Chapel. Interment was in Highland
cemetery under direction of the Poteet Funeral Home.
Ventura County Star Paper, Ventura, California
Juanita “Nita” Milam died peacefully on March 10, 2006, after a lengthy
Nita Milam was born Nita Kendrick to parents Bennie Kendrick and
Florence May Moulder in Linn Creek, Mo. (Camden County) on July 13,
1927. She had three sisters, Violet Bradley and Betty Kendrick (both
deceased) and Beulah Shewmaker, as well as two brothers, Robert and
Raymond Kendrick (both deceased). Violet was the only sibling to have
a child, Jim Bradley (deceased).
Nita graduated from Buffalo High School in 1946, and soon after
followed her sister, Beulah, and Beulah’s husband, Gene Shewmaker, to
Ventura to work in their restaurant, the Seaview Café. After the
Shewmakers returned to Missouri, Nita remained to manage various
restaurants in Ventura.
In 1961, she married Cleck Milam, and together they opened their first
restaurant, The White Bib, which along with future restaurants became
favorites with the local community and tourists equally. Part of their
success came from the friendly welcome of this great team, where Nita
and Cleck cultivated loyalty among employees and customers. Even after
Cleck died in 1977, Nita continued to successfully run their last
restaurant, Cleck’s Beef & Bourbon, for several years. Nita will be
missed by her many close friends, employees and patrons alike.
Nita is survived and missed by her stepdaughter and son-in-law, Toby
and Richard McGee of Ventura, as well as their daughter, Shauna McGee
of San Francisco; her sister, Beulah Shewmaker, great-niece Rene
Bradford and her husband, Olin, and great-niece Elaine Anderson and her
husband, Bobby, and their daughter, Megan, all from Buffalo, Mo. In
her later life, Nita married Dr. Robert Siefert, and will also be
missed by her stepson, Richard, his wife, Julie, and their son,
The family wishes to acknowledge Nita’s caregivers, Zulema Cervantes
and RayNell Markham, who were so loving and helpful during Nita’s last
year, as well as Nita’s longtime housekeeper and friend, Maria
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the
Alzheimer’s Association of Ventura County.
A funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, March 17, at the Ted Mayr
Ronald Ray "Odie" Bowlin
Ronald Ray "Odie" Bowlin, 26, of Brumley, died Monday,
September 30, 1991 as the result of a heavy equipment accident.
He was born July 9, 1965, a son of Robert T. and Marilyn
Miller Bowlin who survive in Brumley.
Mr. Bowlin was married on September 18, 1987 at Kaiser to
Cindy Thomas who survives at the home.
He had worked as a truck driver and a heavy equipment
In addition to his parents and wife, he is survived buy:
three sons, Troy, Ronald, and Levi Bowlin, all of the home; one brother,
James Bowlin of Brumley; and four sisters, Marilyn Sue McDowell of Richmond,
Kansas, Donna June McDowell, Marsha Ann Gendle, and Roberta Faye Bowlin, all
Services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, October 2 at the
Stevinson-Mossman Funeral Home in Iberia with Brother Larry Young
officiating. Burial was in the Gott Cemetery near Ulman.
Arrangements were made through the Stevenson-Mossman Funeral
Home of Iberia.
Dwight 'Bill' 'Perky' Finlay
Dwight "Bill" "Perky" Finlay, 91, of Eldon died Tuesday,
August 27, 1991 at Lake of the Ozarks General Hospital in Osage Beach.
He was born August 23, 1900 in Boiseville, Wisconsin to Will
Harry and Edith Alice Whittaker Finlay. On June 29, 1929, he was married to
Grace E. Bowline in Tipton. She died September 21, 1964. On February 29,
1972, he was married in Miami, Oklahoma to Laura Mae Conley, who survives at
Mr. Finlay had lived in the Eldon area for the last 50
years. He was founder of Finlay and Sons Sign Company and worked as a
professional glass blower. He was a member of the Rocky Mount Lions Club.
Other survivors are two sons, Billy Frank Finlay of Tucson,
Arizona, and Don Finlay of Lake Ozark; seven grandchildren; and 12 great
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at
Griswold-Kays Funeral Home with the Rev. David Smith and the Rev. Bill
Toatman officiating. Burial will be in the Tipton Masonic Cemetery at
Loren Aeril Bowline
Loren Aeril Bowline, 81, of Belton, formerly of Versailles
and Eldon, died Saturday, September 6, 1997, at Beautiful Savior Nursing
Home in Belton.
He was born March 31, 1916, in Morgan County to Ralph and
Elva Cooper Bowline. He was married August 10, 1940, to Doris Jean Stringer
who preceded him in death. On December 20, 1986, he was married to Clara
Adams, who also preceded him in death.
Mr. Bowline was a retired farmer and was a member of the
First Church of the Nazarene in Eldon.
Surviving him are three sons, Don Bowline of Belton, Gary
Bowline of Muskogee, Oklahoma, and Robert Bowline of Gravois Mills; two
daughters, Darlene Cagle of Wichita, Kansas, and Karla Bowline of Gravois
Mills, a sister, Elva Jarrett of Eldon; 14 grandchildren and 12 great
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at
Griswold-Kay Funeral Home in Eldon with the Reverend Jerry Frye officiating.
Burial was at the Versailles Cemetery.
Visitation was held from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the
Clara E. Bowline
Clara E. Bowline, 84, of 306 Happy Avenue, Eldon, died
Saturday, December 28, 1996, at St. Mary's Health Center in Jefferson City.
She was born September 20, 1912, in Versailles to George A.
and Ella Bailey Hicks. In 1951, she was married to Richard Adams, who died
in 1975. In 1977 she was married to J. O. Davis, who died in 1985. In 1986
she was married to Loren Bowline, who survives at the home.
Mrs. Bowline was a member of the Eldon Church of the
Nazarene. She was a lifetime resident of Morgan and Miller Counties and
worked for the "Big Mac" Restaurant, Glazer Brothers Factory and managed a
motel in Jefferson City.
Surviving her are stepchildren Ruth Key of Van Buren, J. C.
Davis of Trenton, Don Bowline of Belton, Gary Bowline of Muskogee, Oklahoma,
Robert Bowline and Karla Bowline of Gravois Mills and Darlys Cagle of
Wichita, Kansas; and two nieces and six nephews.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Eldon Church
of the Nazarene with the Rev. Jerry Frye and the Rev. James Hedrick
officiating. Burial was Greenmore Memorial Gardens at Barnett under the
direction of Griswold-Kays Feneral Home.
Clara A. Bowlin
Clara A. Bowlin, 96, California, Missouri, died Thursday at
California Care Center.
She was born October 12, 1899, in Decater, a daughter of
Silas Jasper and Adeline Lucenda Amos Howard. She was married May 1, 1918,
in Centertown, to Earl R. Bowlin, who died July 9, 1976.
Mrs. Bowlin attended Centertown High School. A homemaker,
she assisted her husband with Bowlin Funeral Home in California for 47
years. She was a member of the First Baptist Church, California, the WMU of
the church and a Sunday school teacher. She was past matron of Easter Star
Survivors include: two sons, Jack Bowlin, California, and
John Bowlin, Kansas City; five grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren and one
great great grandchild.
Services will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday in the First Baptist
Church, California. Dr. Randy Fullerton will officiate. Burial will be in
the California City Cemetery under the direction of the Bowlin-Cantriel
Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. today at First Baptist
Church. Memorials are suggested to the First Baptist Church Building
Irwin C. Conner
Irwin C. Conner, 67 of Eldon, died Wednesday at the Harry S.
Truman Veterans Administration Hospital, Columbia.
A native of Miller County, Mr. Conner was born September 3,
1910, a son of Lafayette (Lafe) and Early Mae Cotten Connor.
Mr. Conner was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church,
Eldon, where the funeral will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday with the Rt.
Reverend Monsignor John H. Dreisoerser officiating.
The rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. today at the Phillips
Funeral Home, Eldon, Missouri. Burial will be in the Riley Lambson Cemetery
Mr. Conner was a retired master sergeant. He later served
as assistant director of Civil Defense in Kansas City. He moved back to the
Eldon area in 1965. He was a member of American Legion Post No. 229, Eldon.
He was also a member of the Disabled American. Veterans Chapter at Eldon
and the American Association for Retired Persons.
Survivors include: his mother, Mrs. Early M. Strange,
Ironton; one son, James Conner, Stagle, Louisiana; two brothers Gordis
Conner, Kansas City, and Carmen Conner, Albuquerque, N. M. and two
Ralph Olney Bowline
Ralph Olney Bowline, 73, of Oroville, California, died
Monday, January 11, 1988.
He was born in Miller County to Ralph and Elva Cooper
Bowline. In 1937 he was married to Gladys Jobe, who survives at the home.
Mr. Bowline moved to California in the 1940's and made his
home in Lodi and Oroville. He was a member of the Baptist church.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, Roger
Bowline of Waterford, California, and William Bowline of Sunnyvale,
California; a brother, Loren Bowline of Eldon, a sister, Elva Jarrett of
Eldon, and seven grandchildren.
A. J. Bowline
Born August 12 1841, Died February 13 1916.
The subject of this sketch was born in Platt County Missouri
in 84 and at the age of short five years came with his father, Benjamin
Franklin Bowlin to Miller County where he resided until he was about 8 years
old, when he moved to Laclede County, but in 1880 he returned to Miller
County where he has since lived. Uncle Jack grew up on the Glace where his
father ran a grist mill, a still house and a farm. He learned to be
industrious and early in life affiliated with the Baptist Church of which he
has been a member throughout his life time. At the age of 18 years he was
married to Elizabeth Bird who was a daughter of George Bird of Cooper
County, Missouri. In 1885 she was called to that unknown country from whose
bourne no traveler returns.
To this union were born thirteen children, eight boys, all
living, and five girls, three of whom have passed on to their rest.
In 1888, Mr. Bowlin was married to Sarah Johnson who
survives him. To this union one child was born, P. B. Bowlin who has lived
with his father and mother on the farm and will continue to live there and
care for his mother.
In 1908 on his 66th anniversary and exactly 100 years from
the birth of his father, Uncle Jack was made glad by a family reunion at
which time all of his children were present as well as his good friends and
neighbors. This was the first and only time that he ever saw all of his
children together, however they have all been at his bedside during his
sickness and death except his son Everett.
The only living brother, Delaney Bowlin came from Tulsa,
Oklahoma to see Uncle Jack but arrived too late to be recognized.
He is now at Eldon in a serious condition. His other
brothers Newton and John and Frank as well as Martha, Elizabeth and
Harriett, his three sisters have preceded him to the life beyond the grave.
Andrew Jackson Bowlin was an old soldier being a corporal in
Company "B" 46th Regiment, Missouri Infantry. He was honorably discharged
and drew a pension during the latter years of his life.
Beside his widow and children he leaves 32 grandchildren and
6 great grand children to mourn their loss as well as his church and many
Uncle Jack Bowline was a noble man, a kindly neighbor, a
loving husband, a dutiful father and a good and honorable citizen. He lived
an active life, was very supple for a man of his years. May his children as
well as all of us emulate his exemplary life.
The funeral was at Riverview Church of which Mr. Bowline was
a member the services were conducted by Elder J. S. Mahan, in the presence
of a large number of friends and relatives. Though we will not again see
Uncle Jack's face, we know that his influence was for good and he will live
always in our hearts and minds, made better by his having passed this way.
It is our desire to express our sympathy to the bereaved family who are in
great sorrow and to give to them the comfort in the God of the Universe who
cares for them as well. --Miller County newspaper
Vergie Ellen Bowlin
Vergie Ellen Bowlin, 80, of Lone Jack died Tuesday, August
22, 1989 at her home.
She was born in Miller County and lived in Kansas City,
Kansas before moving to Lone Jack in 1951.
Surviving her are her husband, Oliver F. Bowlin of the home;
a son, Leon M. Bowlin of Lone Jack; a daughter, Ruby M. Smith of
Independence; two sisters, Lois Greenup and Neoma Crum, both of Eldon; a
grandson; two step grandchildren; and three step-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at
Langsford Cox Funeral Home in Lee's Summit. Friends may call between 9 a.m.
and time for services. Burial will be in the Lone Jack Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Lone Jack Baptist Church or the
American Cancer Society.
Leland Gerald 'Jerry' Bowlin
Leland Gerald 'Jerry' Bowlin, 50, of Hibgee died of cancer
Saturday, June 8, 1991, at the University of Missouri Hospital and Clinics
He was born July 7, 1940 at Eldon to Robert and Velma Cox
Bowlin. On February 17, 1977 he was married in Moberly to Anna Ruth
Fainter, who survives at the home.
Mr. Bowlin attended Eldon High School and Moverly Junior
College. He had lived in Randolph County for the past 14 years and worked
as a nurses aide. He was a member of the IOOF Lodge and Old Path Baptist
Other survivors are a son, Bobby J. Evans of the home; two
daughters, Trenia A. Tooley of Salisbury and Shenia A. Hager of Springdale,
Arkansas; three sisters, Nelda Bowlin of Mexico, Missouri, Wilma Bowlin
Haily of Coos Bay, Oregon and Bonnie Bowlin Schryock of Independence,
Missouri; and four grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Old Path
Baptist Church with the Rev. Danny-Graham officiating. Burial was in Rocky
Mount Union Cemetery under the direction of Griswold-Kays Funeral Home of
Obituary for James A. McDowell
MUSTANG - Services for James Andrew McDowell, 91, will be at
2 p.m. Friday at First Baptist Church with burial in Mustang Cemetery
directed by Turner Funeral Home in Yukon. He died Tuesday in an Oklahoma
City nursing home.
McDowell was born in Brumley, Missouri and moved to the
Mustang, Oklahoma area in 1910. He was a retired farmer and a Baptist.
Survivors include his wife, Rosie; nine daughters, Mrs. Anna
Wolf, 831 S. W. 47th Streeet, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; Mrs. Edith Dickson,
Route 5, Oklahoma City, Mrs. Odessa Koelsch, 2600 N. W. 11th Street,
Oklahoma City, Mrs. Zelma Bell, 237 S. W. 43rd Street, Oklahoma City, Mrs.
Daisy Jantz, Moore; Mrs. Winona Rempe, Chula Vista, Calif; Mrs. Vertie M.
Wood, Tulsa; Mrs. Marcella Akin, Mustang Pearson, Borger, Texas, and two
sons, James of Norman, Oklahoma, and Grover of Mustang, Oklahoma. 31
grandchildren. 65 great grandchildren, and one great great grandchild.
Obituary for Mrs. Rosie McDowell
MUSTANG - Mrs Rosie E. McDowell, 90, of Mustang, died Monday
in an Oklahoma City nursing home.
Services will e at 3 p.m. Wednesday in Turner Funeral Home,
Yukon, with burial in Mustang Cemetery.
Mrs. McDowell was born in Linn Creek, Missouri and came to
Oklahoma in 1912 where she settled in Mustang. She was a member of the
First Baptist Church, Mustang
Survivors are nine daughters, Mrs. L. A. (Anna) Wolf, Mrs.
Dennis (Edith) Dixon, Mrs. Ray (Odessa) Koelsch, and Mrs. Mack (Zelma)
Melton, all of Oklahoma City. Mrs. Carl (Daisy) Jantz, Moore, Oklahoma, Mrs
Raymond (Wynona) Rempe, Chula Vista, California, Mrs. D. R. (Mae) Wood,
Tulsa, Oklahoma, Mrs. Robert (Marcella) Akin, Mustang, and Mrs. T. E.
(Maxine) Pearson, Borger, Texas; two sons, James, of Norman, Oklahoma and
Grover of Mustang, Oklahoma, 34 grandchildren, 76 great grandchildren, and
six great great grandchildren.
Obituary of Thomas Morton Wolff
KIMBERLING CITY -- Thomas Morton Wolff, 71, of Kinberling City, died on Nov.
28, 1990 at St. John's Hospital in Springfield, Mo. He had been under
treatment for lung cancer for nearly two years.
The second son of Reverend Morton M. and Lillian Hamil Wolff, he was born
in Lincoln, Nebraska, on April 25, 1919. His only brother, George Wolff of
Joplin, preceded him in death.
Mr. Wolff's early years were lived in St. Louis, Joplin and Nevada, where
he graduated from high school. He attended the University of Missouri at
Columbia and in 1940 egan a long career in public relations and advertising.
He directed wartime public relations and advertising. He directed wartime
public relations for the American Red Cross, St. Louis Chapter and Midwest
Regional Office from 1940 until 1944.
Mr. Wolff was employed as public relations direector for several New York
City firms from 1944 to 1962. These included The National
Richardson-Merrell, Inc. He was a member of the Public Relations Society of
America and earned several Freedom Foundation awards for outstanding public
relations programs, as well as the PRSA Silver Anvil award for the Vicks
Care Crusade, a 1961 program jointly sponsored by Vicks Chemical Co. and
CARE Overseas Relief which took 100 Americans on a people-to-people tour of
In 1962 Mr. Wolff eestablished an agency, Thomas Wolff Associates, in Des
Moines, Iowa, where he and his family lived until his retirement in
Kimberling City in 1986. At the time of his death, he was still editing a
bi-monthly publication for the Foundation for Chiropractic Education and
Research, a client he retained after retirement.
He married Willis Ann Weatherholt, daughter of Oma Burris and Harry
Weatherholt, in 1944 and is survived by his wife; two daughters; one son and
their families. A daughter, Diane, her husband, Dan Ray, and their children
John and Marie, live in Mt. Juliet, Tennessee. A daughter, Catherine Wolff,
her husband, Kenneth Ormes, and their son, Tom and his wife Amy Chenoweth
Wolff live in Springfield.
Mr. Wolff was active in a number of community organizations in Kimberling
City, where he and his wife had lived since 1986. He was a member of the
Kimberling City United Methodist Church and served on the Church
Administrative Council. He served on the board of Christian Associates of
Table Rock Lake and was active in the Service Corps of Retired Executives
(SCORE). (SCORE is an organization set up to help small businesses get
started teaching the new small business owners what steps they need to take
to be successful utilizing the experience of retired executives who
volunteer their time to assist the small business owners. NJC) He was also
a member of the Lions Club and the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks,
Lodge No. 2505.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, December 1, in
Kimberling City Methodist Church with the Rev. Paul Rundel officiating.
Obituary of Harry Edward Weatherholt (1887-1972)
HARRY WEATHERHOLT DIES; SERVICES TO BE THURSDAY
Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. today (Thursday) at Phillips
Chapel in Eldon for Harry Edward Weatherholt, 407 N. Mill St., Eldon. Mr.
Weatherholt, 84, died Tuesday, September 26, 1972, at Memorial Hospital,
He was a retired railroad employee and former restaurant owner.
Mr. Weatherholt was born December 4, 1887, the son of the late James E.
and Ann (Cowden) Weatherholt.
On March 4, 1918, he was married in Washington, D. C., to Oma Burris who
survives at the home in Eldon.
He also leaves two daughters, Mrs. Willis Ann Wolff of Des Moine, Ia.,
and Mrs. Audrey Joan Rivers of San Diego, California; seven grandchildren;
two brothers, Randall Weatherholt of Cloverport, Kentucky, and Frank
Weatherholt of Bakersfield, California; and one sister, Mrs. Louise Von
Allmen of Louisville, Kentucky.
Mr. Weatherholt was a machinist for the Rock Island at Eldon and also for
other railroads. Following his railroad retirement, he owned and operated a
restaurant in Kansas City. The Weatherholts moved from Kansas City back to
Eldon in 1960.
He was a member of the Baptist Chuch and of Ionia Lodge 381, AF&AM, of
The Rev. Donald Wainwright will officiate at the services. Burial will
be in the Tuscumbia cemetery.
28 Feb 1998
Obituary: Charles Scott
Charles Scott, 51, Macks Creek, died Saturday at Cox South Medical Center,
He was born 28 August 1946 in Camden County, a son of Roy C. and Louise
Scott, who survive in Macks Creek. He was married 24 June 1972, in Macks
Creek, to Sheila Carnahan who survives at the home.
He owned and operated a water well, drilling company in Macks Creek. He was
a deacon of Hickory Grove Missionary Baptist Church, Macks Creek.
Other survivors include two sons, Charles Ryan Scott, Austin, Texas, and
Brandon Lee Scott, Macks Creek; one daughter, Amy Jo Scott, Macks Creek; and
two sisters, Judy Leap, Macks Creek and Violet Howard, Preston.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Hickory Grove Missionary Baptist
Church. The Revs. Gary Box and Donald Leap will officiate. Burial will be
in Hickory Grove Missionary Baptist Cemetery.
Obituary: Mrs. Iona Dell Scott
Mrs. Iona Dell Scott, 70, Eugene, died Tuesday, 4 August 1981, at Memorial
Hospital in Jefferson City.
She was born 10 August 1910 at Brazito to Moses D. and Effie Stark Morris.
On 10 December 1927 she was married at Jefferson City to Ovid W. Scott who
Mrs. Scott was a lifetime resident of Cole County. She was a member of the
Hickory Hill Baptist Church and the Eugene Willing Workers Club.
In addition to her husband, she leaves a daughter, Mrs. Richard Brown,
Kansas City; four grandchildren, seven great grandchildren; a sister, Mrs.
Esta Stevens; Russellville; and a brother Clarence Morris, St. Louis.
Friends may call at Phillis Funeral Home in Eldon from 1 until 9 pm today,
Thursday. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Hickory Hill
Baptist Church with the Rev. Elgin Lee and the Rev. Charles Cox officiating.
Burial will be in the Hickory Hill Cemetery.
Obituary: Marvel Norma Scott
Marvel Norma Scott, 68, of Lake Ozark died Saturday, June 14, 1966 at the
University of Missouri Health Sciences Center in Columbia.
She was born 17 September in Arbor Vitae, Wisconsin to John and Ida Polfus
Rux. She was married 22 September 1939 in Arbor Vitae to Ivan Grant Scott
who survives at the home.
In 1951 the family moved to Osage Beach, Missouri from Wisconsin. Mrs.
Scott, who served as treasurer and Sunday School teacher at Hope Lutheran
Church in Osage Beach for many years, helped found the drive in church
services at the church. At the time of her death she was a member of Bethany
Lutheran Church in Eldon. She and her husband owned Scott's hardware in
Barnett and the G-Bar-M restaurant in Osage Beach.
In addition to her husband she is survived by a son, Ben Scott, of Eldon,
three daughters, Sandy Neal, of Jefferson City, Sally Wood of Lake Ozark and
Polly Scott of Eldon; a sister June Leigh of Arbor Vitae, Wisconsin, a
brother Lionel Rux of St. Germaine, Wisconsin; 14 grandchildren; and two
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Phillips Funeral Home with
the Rev. Mark Hawkinson officiating. Burial was in Greenmore Memorial
Gardens at Barnett.
26 April 1951
Obituary: Leonard S. Scott
SCOTT SERVICES AT MT. OLIVE CHURCH
Funeral services were held for Leonard S. Scott at the Mt. Olive Baptist
Church Friday afternoon with Rev. Farris Cole officiating.
Mr. Scott was born in Cole County 15 April 1879 and was 72 years of age. He
died from a heart attack while working on a road near Henley.
He was married to Miss Clara Taylor in August 17, 1902, who survives him. He
is also survived by one sister, Miss Claudie Scott of Eldon, and two
brothers, Byron of Olean and Robert of New Bloomfield.
He was a member of the Mt. Olive Baptist Church.
He was a school teacher in Cole County in the early years of his life and
had been employed as foreman of the Cole County Highway Department for 15
17 June 1930
Elizabeth Phillips was born 6 January 1867 and departed this life 9 June
1930 at the age of 63 years, 6 months and 3 days.
She was married to Charles Sidebottom, 31 December 1885. To this union
seven children were born, three of whom with her husband survive her. Mrs.
Linda Phillips, Mrs. Grace Douglas and Mrs. Oscar Sidebottom; Ester, Ross
and two infants have preceded her in death. She is also survived by one
sister and three brothers, seven grandchildren and a host of other relatives
and friends. She professed faith in Christ about thirty years ago and has
lived a true Christian life.
The funeral was conducted at Cooper cemetery, near her old home by Rev.
Webb, a Baptist minister. She was a kind and loving wife and mother and
will be sadly missed in her home and the community in which she lived.
Springfield News Leader, 3 Sep 2006
John Scott Jr., who loved his family and who loved his life, died
unexpectedly at age 36 on Thursday, August 31, 2006, in Cox South
Hospital. John was a good man; loyal, funny, generous, kind and smart.
Most of all, John was loved by everyone who knew him. John was born in
Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri , December 27, 1969. He attended Wheatland
High School and entered the United States Air Force in 1989, serving in
Desert Storm. In addition to being a self-employed contractor, John had
spent the last several years helping others build success in the National
Companies. John is survived by his wife of 11 years, Ammie , and their
seven-year-old daughter, McKenzie, of Ozark, and his son, John Robert, age
15, of Spring Hill, La. John is also survived by his father, John Scott
Sr. and stepmother, Kay Scott, of Bolivar; sisters, Reva Spencer and her
husband, Randy, and Christy Jackson and her partner, Kim Graver, all of
Osceola; and grandmother, Ruth Wilson and Sonny. Also surviving is mother
and father in-law, Larry and Lena Ballard of Ozark; brother and sisters
-in-law, Robert and Tiffany Ballard of Nixa, Donnie and Sherry Ballard of
Pleasant Hope, Jeff and Marsha Ballard of Springfield, and Mike and Sheri
Ballard of Nixa; as well as a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces,
nephews and cherished friends. John was preceded in death by is mother,
Susan Tressler, and stepmother, Lena Scott. Visitation, a celebration of
John's life, will be held Monday, September 4, 2006, from 6 to 8 p.m. in
Greenlawn Funeral Home East. Services will be in Greenlawn East on Tuesday
morning, September 5th at 10 a.m. Driving directions to Greenlawn East:
Battlefield Road East from Hwy 65 to Blackman Road. Blackman Road North to
Seminole, West on Seminole, to 3540, just north of Springfield Catholic
High School. Burial services will follow immediately in Hopedale Cemetery,
Ozark, Mo. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a college fund for
John's children: the "John Scott's Children's College Fund" at Liberty
Bank, Ozark, Mo.
Obituary of Susan Gregory Burris
Susan Gregory Burris, 85, of Bixby, Oklahoma, died Thursday, March 31,
1988 at St. Francis Hospital in Tulsa.
She was married on December 24, 1923 to Dr. Wallace M. Burris of Eldon,
who survives. Their 64 years of marriage was spent in Bixby where he had
his dental practice. Mrs. Burris taught school in Eldon in the early
Other survivors are a son, Dr. Thomas Gregory Burris of Bartlesville,
Oklahoma; a daughter, Martha Susan "Susie" Burris Pittman of Bixby; five
grandchildren, and eight great grandchildren.
Obituary of Cirrelda Burris Snider Black
Cirrelda Burris Snider Black of Littleton, a former teacher, died April
28 of pancreatic cancer in Denver. She was 67.
Services were May 1 at Columbine United Church of Littleton. There was
She was born in Ponca City, Oklahoma. She attended Christian College in
Columbia, Mo. and graduated from the University of Oklahoma. She taught
school at the elementary and secondary levels in El Reno, Oklahoma and
Hobbs, New Mexico.
In 1949, she married James W. Snider. He died in 1980. In 1983, she
married Charles B. Black.
Mrs. Black was involved with the League of Women Voters, the Denver
Museum of Natural History, Jefferson County schools, the United Presbyterian
Church USA, the National Ghost Ranch Foundation, Columbine United Church of
Littleton, Planned Parenthood and Common Cause.
She is survived by her husband; a daughter, Cirrelda Snider-Bryan,
Albuquerque, and Elizabeth Snider Anderson, Arvada; four grandchildren; a
sister Martha Elizabeth Burris, Hoffman Estates, Illinois, and her first
husband, Dr. Otis Burris, Vancouver, Washington, deceased her.
Contributions may be made to the Ghost Ranch Foundation, Ahiquiu, New
Mexico, 67610; Planned Parenthood, 1537 Alton St. Aurora 80010, Columbine
United Church of Littleton, 6375 S. Platte Canyon Road, Littleton, 80123;
Hospice of Metro Denver, 450 Lincoln Street, Denver, 30203, or to charity of
A service of celebration for the life of Cirrelda Burris-Snider Black was
held at Ghost Ranch on May 4, 1990. Other services in her memory were May 1
at Columbine United Church of Littleton, Colorado, and on May 13 in Tulsa,
by Cirrelda Snider-Bryan and Liz Snider Anderson
We, the daughters of Cirrelda and Jim Snider were given an invitation to
write about our mother for the Ghost Ranch Journal. For that we are very
grateful because her obituary in the Denver Post didn't touch many important
parts of her life. Cirrelda was an active member of the Ghost Ranch
community for many years, the past ten as a member of the board of the
National Ghost Ranch Foundation. Throughout her life she was active in many
organizations that were concerned about social and political issues.
A week before her death, on the day of her twin grandchildren's birthday,
mother spoke of the pain her cancer was causing her stomach. Noticing Liz's
apprehension, she said, "Honey, I'm not dying. I'm living." That was her
outlook on life. Until the day she died she remained concerned with the
things important to her. On the bench in her bathroom the Christian Science
Monitor lay open to an article about a curren event that mattered to her.
Until the end she cared about what happens to people.
Cirrelda, who died April 28 of pancreatic cancer at her home in
Littleton, Colorado, was born in Ponca City, Oklahoma. She attended
Christian College in Columbia, and graduated from the University of
Oklahoma. She taught elementary and secondary school in El Reno, Oklahoma
and Hobbs, New Mexico. It was in Hobbs that Cirrelda met James W. Snider,
whom she married in 1949. Jim died in 1980, and in 1983, Cirrelda married
Charles B. Black.
As a long time member of the League of Women Voters, Cirrelda helped put
together a major change in the Tulsa City Charter. With the LWV in
Evergreen, Colorado, she researched and co-published the book, Know Your
Community. She also managed the successful campaign for a Jeffco School
Much of Cirrelda's time, energy and ability were given to the
Presbyterian Church. She and Jim were founding members of the Church of the
Advent in Tulsa. While a member of the Capital Heights Presbyterian Church
of Denver, she served on several Denver Presbytery committees concerned with
community issues. In 1978 she was a General Assembly Commissioner, standing
firmly with the minority in support of gay and lesbian rights in the church.
Her more recent membership in the Columbine United Church of Littleton was a
constant source of stimulation and a place where she could continue being
actively involved with issues important to her. As social Concerns
Committee chair she dealt with racism, death and dying, child and
teen-rearing, as well as arranging for adult study leadership.
Throughout the last half of her life, Ghost Ranch enriched mother's and
our family's life immeasurably. So many happy memories for her of
paleontology with Dr. Colvert, archaeology with Dr. Ellis, Northern New
Mexico with Tomas Atencio, Doug George's seminars on Artistic Traditions of
the Southwest, and Peter Van Dresser's enthusiasm for solar energy. And
there were the geology seminars she shared with Dad. The ranch was her
place for learning, exploration and friendship.
We had such wonderful parents. Ghost Ranch will be one of the places
where our memories of them will be the deepest and most inspired. We love
them very much.
Obituary for Dr. Otis E. Burris
PROMINENT PONCA CITY MEN KILLED IN CRASH ON BRIDGE
AS ICY HIGHWAYS TAKE TOLL
Deaths of Former Mayor, Dentist Boost State Total
A former Ponca City mayor and a prominent dentist killed in car-truck
accident seven miles south of here on S. H. 40 Tuesday afternoon with the
deaths of four others, sent the state's traffic highway toll to an all time
high - 713, or 55 more than for this time last year.
Eight other persons were injured Tuesday in mishaps on area highways.
Dr. Otis E. Burris, 71, of 307 North Fourth, a passenger in an auto
driven by William J. Casemore, 75 year old former major and retired
businessman, was killed in the crash on the Salt Fork River bridge seven
miles south of here.
Casemore died at Ponca City Hospital about an hour and a half after the
The two men had been on a hunting trip.
They were traveling north on S. H. about 2 p.m. when the car went out of
control and into a spin on the ice-coated bridge.
The auto collided with a truck-trailer which was being driven south on
the bridge by Jimmie Gene Boles, 41, Broken Bow. He was not hurt.
Collides With Bridge
Patrol Trooper Robert Justus said the Casemore car then apparently struck
the bridge before coming to a stop some distance north of the collision with
the truck. He said the car apparently had collided with the bridge before
the collision with the other vehicle.
One of two dogs being carried in the car was killed, the other injured to
the extent it had to be destroyed.
The car was demolished. Extensive damage resulted to the truck tractor.
The fatal accident climaxed a series of mishaps on the bridge which began
55 minutes earlier. Ruth Ellen Summers, 218 North Peachtree, Ponca City,
suffered apparent minor injuries when the car she was driving apparently
skidded on the bridge and collided with a banister, Justus said. She was
taken to a Ponca City clinic.
Obituary of Dr. Otis Edgar Burris
At 2:30 p.m. Thursday, funeral services will be in the First Christian
Church for Dr. O. E. Burris, 71, Ponca City dentist for more than 40 years.
The Rev. Carlton D. Garrison, minister, will officiate. Burial will be in
the Eldon, Missouri cemetery.
The casket will not be opened following the services at the church.
Arrangements are in charge of the E. M. Trout and Sons Funeral Home.
Dr. Burris was killed in a car-truck collision about seven miles south of
here on S. H. 40 Tuesday afternoon. The crash also claimed the life of W.
Burris was born January 6, 1892, at Tuscumbia, Mo., and at an early age
moved with his parents to Olean, Mo., where he attended school. He was a
graduate of the St. Louis University Dental School and had done post
graduate work at Northwestern University.
He began his dental practice at Lincoln, Mo., and in 1918 moved to Bixby,
where he established a practice.
Dr. Burris married Cirrelda Franklin on Nov. 23, 1920, at Eldon, Mo., and
they came to Ponca City in 1922.
He served on the board of education from May 1941 until May 1949,
representing Ward 4. He was a member of the First Christian Church.
A life member of the American Dental Association, Dr. Burris received his
50 year pin recently.
Surviving Dr. Burris are his wife of the home., 307 North Fourth; one
son, Dr. Otis F., Vancouver, Washington; two daughters, Martha Elizabeth
Burris, Roselle, Illinois, and Mrs. James W. Snider of Tulsa; one brother,
Dr. Wallace N. of Bixby; five sisters, Mrs. A. B. Barth, North Hollywood,
California, Mrs. Harry Barth of Harrington Park, N.J., Mrs .Harry W.
Weatherholt and Mrs. Mattie Jones of Eldon and Mrs. Floyd Hunter of St.
Louis; four granddaughters and a number of nieces and nephews.
Obituary for Mattie E. Jones
Mattie Ellen Jones, 96, of Eldon died Sunday, November 2, 1997, at Eldon
Healthcare Center in Eldon.
She was born September 18, 1901, in Olean to Willis M. and Martha Bowlin
Burris, a descendant of early settlers of Miller County. In 1920, she was
married to Lloyd Milford Jones.
Mrs. Jones moved to Eldon in 1910 and lived most of her life here. She
was employed for 25 years as a postal clerk at the Eldon Post Office prior
to her retirement in 1966. For several years she was employed at the Eldon
Transfer and Storage Company, owned by her brother, Delaney R. Burris. She
was a lifetime member of the Eldon First Baptist Church.
Surviving her are a son, Dr. Lloyd Jones of Independence; a grandson; and
several nieces and nephews.
A memorial service was held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Phillips Funeral
Home. The body has been cremated and private interment will be held at a
later date at the Eldon Cemetery.
In Loving Memory of OMA BURRIS WEATHERHOLT
February 3, 1894 - April 18, 1978
by Catherine Wolff
There was a big, old walnut table in my grandparents' dining
room. Around it the family would gather - the aunts and uncles, the
grandchildren and cousins. We would feast on the best potato salad I've
ever tasted, my grandfather's special biscuits and apple butter, lots of ham
and chicken and Martha's German Chocolate Cake. After meals - and in
between them - leaning over cups of inexhaustable coffee, the family would
visit and catch up on each other's feelings and lives. Politics and movie
stars, business and food, clothes and hairstyles would all be discussed
passionately. But those topics would soon give way to family talk and
Around this table, as a child and an adult, I learned a lot
about my grandmother - Oma Burris Weatherholt. I learned how she grew up in
Olean with nine sisters and brothers; I heard about the hard times, but
never described, especially by my grandmother, with any bitterness. I
learned how her father had a livery business that died with the horseless
carriage and how later he and his wife ran a boarding house in Eldon.
At that hotel one summer, my grandmother met and fell in
love with Harry Weatherholt. Sixty years later she remembered and told me
clearly of the beauty of the sweet pea flowers that climbed up a fence that
summer out back of the hotel.
Harry Weatherholt worked for the Rock Island Railroad and
over the years that job and others took them to many different towns. My
mother has told me how her mother would no sooner have gotten the curtains
at the windows of their new home when it was time to move on again. My
grandmother loved having a home, fixing it up, keeping it clean and full of
love. But with all the moving, she never complained. It wasn't her nature.
Eventually, they always would return to Eldon and no matter how far they
went, the Burris family kept closely in touch. They were, and are, beyond
blood, friends. They support each other - however they can - in times of
crisis, births, joys, and deaths.
Hard times had cut short my grandmother's formal schooling,
but when her daughters and niece brought home their studies, she would sit
with them at the dining room table and learn their lessons as well as they
did. Their friends quickly became her friends too, but she rarely tried to
live her daughters' lives - only share them. That sharing continued with
We lived in New York when I was a child, thousands of miles
from Missouri. But whenever we could - at Christmas, Easter or in the
summer - we would pile into a car or get on a plane and travel to gather
around that dining room table.
Nine years ago, when I turned 21, I was a student at the
University of Missouri in Columbia. Turning 21 usually meant a time to
party. But, instead, I got on a bus that day and came to Eldon to sit
around the table again with my grandparents. It wasn't out of a sense of
duty. It was because I couldn't think of any two people I'd rather spend
that day with and being with them always gave me a feeling of continuity -
of a rich and full past that went far beyond my own life. And my
grandmother gave me something else too - an outlook on life, a strength and
a goodness that I hoped I also could achieve.
She loved life deeply and quietly. She wasn't the
flamboyant type. She loved to visit new places, go to plays and movies,
hear about books and ideas. And she loved people. She was a judging
woman - she knew what was right and disliked what was wrong. But she never
passed judgment. And she gave love unconditionally.
Around that dining room table, when talk turned to
individuals, as it almost always did and somebody not present was getting a
lot of criticism, my grandmother would sit quietly listening and then softly
say something good about that person.
Almost everyone who met her loved her. She was a good
listener and her spunk and sense of humor - which she learned eventually to
direct even at herself - warmed all those who knew her. Her faith in
Christianity also strengthened her. She never saved it only for Sundays,
but tried daily to live a Christian life of giving, forgiving, and accepting
Her father used to tell her: "Keep your back straight and
walk with pride." My grandmother lived that way. When her arthritis bent
her back and later paralysis deprived her of walking, she still lived with
that lesson in mind.
Oma Burris Weatherholt is not dead. She will continue to
live eternally, but also through the people who knew her and through the
family and friends who gathered around that dining room table over the years
to share a cup of coffee.
April 22, 1978
Obituary Information: Oma (Audrey) Burris was born 3 February 1894, the
daughter of Willis Mastin Burris and Martha Bowlin. She was the eighth of
twelve children. on 4 March 1918 she married Harry Edward Weatherholt, the
son of James E. and Ann Cowden Weatherholt. Harry was born 4 December 1887
and died 26 September 1972. Oma's death was on the 18th of April in 1978.
They are buried side by side in the Burris Family Cemetery, which has been
renamed the Tuscumbia Cemetery. Oma and Harry had two daughters: Willis Ann
Weatherholt and Audrey Joan Weatherhold. Willis Ann married Thomas Morton
Wolff and had three children Diane, Catherine, and Thomas. Audrey Joan
Weatherholt married 1) William Herbert Rivers. They had three children:
Tamara Joan, Daniel, and William Rivers and 2) Jesse Xavier Petit. They live
in San Diego and have no children.
Obituary for Martha Bowlin Burris
Relatives and friends of the Willis M. Burris family are deeply grieved
to hear of the death of Mrs. Burris which occurred at Eldon Saturday
following a prolonged illness.
Mrs. Burris was born near Bagnell January 10, 1862, a daughter of Delaney
and Eliza Bowlin, and was therefore 70 years old at the time of her death.
She was united in marriage 55 years ago last September to Willis M.
Burris and the couple were honored five years ago on the occasion of their
golden wedding anniversary, which was held just a short while before Mr.
Burris passed away. The Burris family resided on a farm on the Osage river
near Tuscumbia many years ago. Later, Mr. Burris and his brother, Wm. J.,
engaged in the livery stable business at Tuscumbia, then the family moved to
Olean where Mr. Burris engaged in a similar business. The family moved to
Eldon some twenty years ago and Mrs. Burris conducted a hotel for years at
the Godfrey stand near the Missouri Pacific station. In recent years they
conducted the Burris hotel near the Rock Island station. After his death
five years ago, Mrs. Burris' daughter, Mrs. H. E. Weatherholt and husband
have been with Mrs. Burris in conducting the hotel.
Mrs. Burris is survived by five daughters and three sons, namely: Mrs. A.
B. (Alice) Barth, of Kansas City, Mrs. L. M. (Mattie) Jones of Kansas City;
Mrs. B. C. (Opal) Graham, of St. Louis; Mrs. F. S. (Tamar) Hunter of Eldon;
Mrs. H. E. (Oma) Weatherholt, of Eldon, L. R. Burris of Eldon; Dr. Otis E.
Burris, of Ponca City, Oklahoma, and Dr. Wallace M. Burris of Bixby,
Oklahoma. She also leaves to mourn her death two brothers and two sisters -
J. M. Bowlin, of Mounds, Oklahoma, Dr. W. H. Bowlin of Mountain Grove. Mo.;
Mrs. P. B. Bliss, of Tulsa Okla., and Mrs. Harriet Sandfort of Tulsa,
Funeral services were conducted at the Eldon Baptist church Monday
Rev. J. A. Roper, the pastor, and burial was at the Tuscumbia Cemetery.
Mrs. Burris was a lifelong member of the Baptist church, a devout Christian
and a kind and loving mother and neighbor. A large crowd attended her
funeral services and many also accompanied the body to its last resting
place at Tuscumbia.
Obituary for Willis Mastin Burris
Willis M. Burris was born near Tuscumbia, Mo., March 10h 1855, and passed
away at his home in Eldon, Mo., Dec. 11th 1926.
Very early in life Mr. Burris united with the Harmony Baptist church and
his good life as a father and officer in the church is well known to all
citizens of this section of the State.
Mr. Burris was married to Martha Bowlin, September 12, 1876. He leaves
his widow, three sons, L. R. Burris, of Eldon; Dr. Otis Burris, of Ponca
City, Oklahoma; Dr. Wallace Burris of Bixby, Oklahoma; five daughters, Mrs.
Barth, of Kansas City, Mo., Mrs. Graham, of St. Louis, Mo.; Mrs.
Weatherholt, of Eldon; Mrs. Jones, of Eldon, and Tamar; two sisters, Mrs. W.
P. Berry, of Eldon, and Mrs. Sam Lawson, of Tuscumbia, and Mr. William
Burris with a host of near relatives, survive him.
The funeral of Mr. Burris was from the First Baptist Church, of Eldon,
Monday afternoon and the interment was at the Tuscumia cemetery. All of his
children and near relatives were here at the funeral.
The Rev. Magruder, former pastor of the Eldon church very fittingly spoke
of the life of this good man. The Rev. Magruder told it was not his custom
to speak of the personal life of a departed friend, but Mr. Burris' life was
so linked with his as former pastor of the church, that he wished to mention
two outstanding qualities - "His power of Prayer" and "His ability to see
the two sides of every question." These qualities, with many others, made
Mr. Burris a splendid councilor and friend to all those who knew the good
life. His liberal judgment made him first of all a friend of the young
people as well as the older generation who knew him.
Mr. Burris has long been one of the most highly respected citizens of the
county. He served the Baptist churches as an officer at the Harmony church
in Tuscumbia, Olean, and Eldon.
Lake Sun Leader Tuesday, November 29, 1994
Obituary Mary D. Parrish
Mary Dean Parrish, 84, of Linn Creek, Mo., died Sunday, Nov. 27, 1994 at the
Osage Beach Health Care Center in Osage Beach, Mo. She was born Nov. 26,
1910 in Old Linn Creek, Mo., daughter of Sherd and Janie Scott Parrish. A
lifelong resident of the Camden County area, she taught school in the
Camdenton school system and retired with 37 years of service. She was a
member of the Linn Creek Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her
parents and one sister. Survivors included one nephew, Paul Wood, Jr. of
Columbus, Ohio; a number of great nieces and nephews and great-great nieces
and nephews. Visitation will be held Wednesday, Nov. 30, 1994 from 6 to 8pm
in the Allee-Reed Chapel of the Allee-Reed Funeral Home of Camdenton, Mo.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, Dec. 1, 1994 at 11 a.m. in the
Allee-Reed Chapel with Rev. Frank Ragg officiating. Interment will be in
the Conway Cemetery in Osage Beach. Services are under the direction of the
Allee-Reed Funeral Home of Camdenton.
Obituary: Betty Lou Burris
Betty Lou Burris, 68, Versailles, died Wednesday at Capital Region Medical
Center - Southwest. She was born 26 October 1929, in Fulton, a daughter of
Wrennie and Gladys Leisinger Vandelicht. Her mother survives in Mokane.
She was married 11 November 1967 to Kenneth E. Burris, who survives at the
home. She was employed by United Telecom until her retirement. She was a
member of Trinity Southern Baptist Church, Versailles. Other survivors
include: two daughters, Sheryl Gililland, Harrisonville, and Theresa Leslie,
Kansas City; two sisters, Sylvia Glover and Mae Rowe, both of Mokane; six
grandchildren and three great grandchildren, Services will be at 10 a.m.
Saturday at Trinity Southern Baptist Church. The Rev. Charles Kellim will
officiate. Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at Orient
Cemetery, Harrisonville. Visitation will be from 6-8 pm Friday at
Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home, Versailles. Memorials are suggested to Trinity
Southern Baptist Church.
Obituary: Sam W. Burris
Sam W. Burris, 74, of Kansas City, formerly of Eldon, died Tuesday, 23
October 1990 at his home. He was born 28 January 1916 in Eldon to C. R. and
Elsie Cathcart Burris. On 28 August 1937 he was married to Flossie L.
Crane, who survives. Mr. Burris was an engineer for the Rock Island and
Frisco railroads for 30 years before retiring in 1976. Mr. Burris was a
member of the Red Bridge Baptist Church and Westport Masonic Lodge, both in
Kansas City. In addition to his wife, Mr. Burris is survived by two sons,
Wray Burris of Kansas City and Kenneth Burris of Phoenix, Arizona; two
brothers, Dan Burris of Hannibal and Bert Burris of Eldon; three sisters,
Ethel Franklin of Moro, Illinois, Anna Louise Armstrong of Kansas City and
Betty Jean Thorn of Ironton; and five grandchildren. Funeral services were
held at 10 a.m. Friday at the Park Lawn Chapel in Kansas City. Graveside
services were held at 3 p.m. Friday at the Eldon Cemetery.
Obituary: Clara M. Burris
Clara M. Burris, 84, of Rte. 1, Eldon, died Sunday, 8 October 1995. She was
born 15 December 1910 in Philps County to Menville and Nora Lawson Honiker.
She was married on 21 November 1930 in Tuscumbia to Claude Burris, who died
26 February 1972. Mrs. Burris lived most of her life in the Henley and
Eldon areas, and was a member of the Ninth Street Christian Church in Eldon.
Surviving her are three sons, James Burris, Donald Burris and Dewey Burris,
all of Eldon; seven daughters, Marsha Martin of Olean, Marla Burris of
Eldon, Betty Laughlin of Blue Springs, Carolyn Pollitt of Holts Summit,
Connie Howser of Hazelwood and Mary Buster and Beverly Buster, both of
Pleasant Hill; a brother, James Honiker of Florissant; a sister, Margaret
Smith; 32 grand children; and 30 great grandchildren. Funeral services were
held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Ninth Street Christian Church in Eldon with
Joel Mitchell officiating. Burial was in Greenmore Memorial Gardens at
Barnett under the direction of Griswold-Kays Funeral Home of Eldon.
Obituary: Lee Manuel "Camel" Burris
Lee Manuel "Camel" Burris, 86, Kansas City, formerly of Tipton, died Sunday,
10 November 1996, in Kansas City. He was born 5 December 1909 in Glensted,
a son of Beal and Anna Maupins Burris. He was married in Tipton to Lillian
Mosby, who preceded him in death. A resident of Tipton until his
retirement, he was employed by Alva White Meat Packing Plant. He also did
janitorial and maintenance work for the Tipton public schools, Tipton
Farmers Bank, Commerce Bank of Tipton, First Baptist Church of Tipton and
Skipper Hecht Drug Store. He was a member of Prairie Grove Baptist Church,
Tipton and Metropolitan Missionary Baptist Church, Kansas City, where he
sang in the choir. Survivors include: one son, Alfred Burris, Portland,
Maine; three daughters, Ernestine Hart and Peggy Anthony of Kansas City, and
Etta Ray, Grandview; one brother, Leroy Burris, Kansas City; one sister,
Dorothy Battle, Kansas City; 12 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren.
One daughter, Hope Burris, preceded him in death. Services will be at 11
a.m. Saturday at Second Missionary Baptist Church, Grandview. The Rev.
Donald Ford and the Rev. Wallace S. Hartsfield will officiate. Burial will
be in Prairie Grove Community Cemetery in Tipton. Visitation will be from
9-11 a.m. Saturday at the church. Arrangements are under the direction of
Lawrence A. Jones and Sons Funeral Chapels, Kansas City.
Obituary: Carol Jean Tipton Burris, 58, Beaufort, S. C. died Friday, 20
February 1998 in Charleston, South Carolina. She was born 28 June 1941 in
Jefferson City, a daughter of William R. and Frances Helen Borghardt Tipton.
She was married to Donald R. Burris, who survives at the home. She worked
as an alcohol and drug abuse counselor for 20 years. Other survivors
include: one son, Daniel Comstock; two daughters, Terri Klaus and Cathi
Boss, and four grandchildren. Services and burial were private.
Arrangements were under the direction of Liberatos Cremation Services,
Obituary:Oliver Clinton Burris
Oliver Clinton Burris, 79, Rte 3, Eldon, died Monday November 28, 1982 at
his home. Funeral services for Mr. Burris were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at
Phillips Funeral Home with Delmon Merriott officiating. Burial was in Woods
Cemetery with nephews serving as pallbearers. Mr. Burris was born Aug. 3,
1903 to Charles and Laura Workman Burris. On May 25, 1940, he was married at
Versailles to Erma Wood, who survives at the home.
Mr. Burris retired in 1966 from Brockman Wood Products in Tuscumbia. He also
had worked for Glaser Brothers and International Shoe Co. in Eldon. He
served on the Bagnell Special Road District Commission.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, Oliver Burris, Jr., and
Lyman Burris, both of Eldon; four daughters, Mrs. Sharon Schwantes, Mrs.
Karen Hibdon, and Mrs. Linda Edwards, all of Eldon, and Mrs. Ina Cotten,
Tuscumbia; a brother, Milo Burris, Eldon; three sisters, Mrs. Ida York, Mrs.
Ruby Carrol and Mrs. Lucille McGowan, all of Eldon, and 25 grandchildren and
three step-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by three brothers, a
sister, twin daughters and a grandson.
Judy Burris Colledge, 55, of Long Beach, Calif., died Wednesday at her home.
She was born Feb. 27, 1942, in Miller County to Claude C. and Clara M.
Honiker Burris. Her mother survives in Eldon.
She attended School of the Osage and moved to Long Beach in 1954 and lived
there until her death. Mrs. Colledge was the manager of a health food
Also surviving are three sons, Steven Hagar of New Haven, Conn., and Michael
and Ricky Colledge, both of Long Beach, California; three brothers, James
Burris, Donald Burris, and Dewey Burris, all of Eldon; eight sisters Olive
Carpenter of Independence, Betty Laughtlin of Blue Springs, Mary Jo Buster
of Grandview, Beverly Buster of Pleasant Hill, Connie Sue Howser of
Hazelwood, Carolyn Pollitt of Holts Summit, Marsha Martin of Olean and Marla
Burris of Eldon; and three grandchildren.
Memorial services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Griswold-Kays Funeral
Home in Eldon with Brother Don Renken officiating. The body was cremated.
The family suggests memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society.
Obituary: Basil E. Burris, 63, of 525 S. Maple Street, Eldon, died Sunday,
April 28, 1985, at the Harry S. Truman Veterans Administration Hospital in
Columbia.He was owner of Burris Electric of Eldon.
Mr. Burris was born June 13, 1921 to Norman E. and Norma Berendzen Burris.
He first was married to Anna Howser, who died in 1944. On July 16, 1949, he
was married to Dorothy Bunch, who survives at the home. Mr. Burris was an
In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Boyd Burris, of Eldon,a
daughter, Sue Burris of Eldon, and four grandchildren. One son, Ronald E.
Burris, preceded him in death.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Griswold-Kays Funeral Home
with the Rev. Tommy Bunch officiating. Burial was in Greenmore Memorial
Gardens, Eldon, Missouri.
Obituary: Dr. Wallace Miles Burris
Dr. Wallace Miles Burris of Bixby, Oklahoma died Sunday, July 30, 1989 at
the St. Francis Hospital in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
He was born April 30, 1899 in Olean, son of Willis M. and Martha Bowlin
Burris. December 24, 1923 he was married to Susan Major Gregory, who taught
school in the Eldon area during the early 1920's. They lived all of their
married lives in Bixby. She died March 31, 1988.
Dr. Burris attended Eldon schools from the age of 10. He also attended
dental school in St. Louis. In 1923 he began his dental practice in Bixby,
Oklahoma. He and his wife were members of the United Methodist Church in
Surviving him are, a son, Dr. Thomas Gregory Burris, of Bartlesville,
Oklahoma; a daughter, Mrs. William P. (Martha Susan) Pittman of Bixby,
Oklahoma; five grandchildren, Michael Burris, Becky Lowe, Kathryn Link, and
Julie Tinsley of Bartlesville, and Dr. Gregory Pittman of Tulsa, Oklahoma;
nine great grandchildren; two sisters, Mattie B. Jones of the Eldon Health
Care Center and Mrs. Tamar B. Hunter of Eldon, and 12 nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the United Methodist Church
in Bixby, Oklahoma. Burial was in the Bixby Cemetery under the direction of
Leonard Funeral Home.
Obituary: Mrs. Opal Adeline Burris Barth
Mrs. Opal Adeline Barth, 93 of Jefferson City, died Wednesday, 26 Janury
1983 at Chastains Nursing Home in Jefferson City. One of the children of a
Miller County pioneer family, she was born 19 October 1889, at Tuscumbia, a
daughter of Willis M. and Marsha Bowlin Burris. In 1908 she was married to
Bert C. Graham who died on 29 November 1940. In 1945 she was married to
Harry Barth, who died in 1951. Mrs. Barth lived in St. Louis for many years
before moving to Kansas City. She moved to Jefferson City 13 years ago. She
was a member of the Baptist Church. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs.
Martha Randolph, Jefferson City, Mrs. Jean Gorges, Columbia, and Mrs.
Shirley Kays, Dallas Texas; two stepsons, Harley Barth, Leawood, Kansas, and
Harry Barth, Independence; two sisters, Mrs. Mattie Jones and Mrs. Tamar
Hunter, both of Eldon, a brother, Dr. Wallace Burris, Bixby Oklahoma; and
seven grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Funeral services were
held at 2 p.m Saturday at Phillips Funeral Home with the Rev. James
Westmoreland officiating. Burial was in the Tuscumbia Cemetery.
Obituary: Carl Donald Burris
Carl Donald Burris, 59 of 103 Walker Drive, Eldon, died Monday, 4 March
1985, at his home. He was born 16 December 1925, in Eldon to Charles Ray
"Curley" and Ersie Cathcart Burris. He was married 21 September 1947 in
Aurora Cprings to Mary E. Werntz, who survives at the home. Mr. Burris was
a retired postmaster. He joined the postal service in 1946 in Eldon. In
1973 he was named postmaster at Fayette and became postmaster in Dexter in
1978. He retired in 1983 and returned to Eldon that November. He was a
member of the Eldon First Baptist Church where he was an ordained deacon. He
also was a member of Eldon Chapter 210, Order of the Eastern Star, and Iona
Lodge 381, AF&AM in Eldon, During World War II he served in the U. S. Marine
Corps. In addition to his wife, Mr. Burris is survived by three daughters,
Cynthia Smith of Kennewick, Washington, Cherlyl Atwell of Cleveland, Ohio,
and Darlis Kelly of Flint, Michigan; three sisters, Ethel Franklin of
Cottage Hills, Illinois, Ant. Louise Armstrong of Kansas City and Betty
Thorn of Ironton; three brothers, Samuel Burris, of Kansas City, Dan Burris
of Manhatten, Kansas and Bert Burris of Eldon; and one grandchild. Funeral
services were held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at the church with the Rev. Randall
Bunch officiating. Burial was in the Eldon Cemetery under the direction of
Phillips Funeral Home.
Obituary: Eva Clementine Burris
Death of Eva Burris
Miss Eva, the 18 year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs W. J. Burris, died at the
home of her parents at Tuscumbia last Saturday morning at 7 o'clock, after
an illness of several weeks. She was well known here, having frequently
visted the family of her uncle, Willis Burris, at this place, and was a most
popular and highly esteemed young lady. Quite a number from Olean went down
Sunday to attend the funeral services which were held Sunday morning at 9
o'clock at the Presbyterian church. The remains were interred in the family
graveyard at Tuscumbia. We join the large circle of friends in extending
sympathy and condolence to the grief stricken parents in their sad hour.
Obituary: Barbara Jean Burris
Barbara Jean Burris, 63, Jefferson City, died 29 November 1998, at her home.
She was born 4 October 1935, in Kansas City, a daughter of Lee F. and Edna
Cecil Rudolph Herdman. She was a graduate of Southeast High School, Kansas
City. She was a secretary of the Missouri Department of Corrections,
retiring in 1997. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church. Survivors
include: two sons, Craig Alliett, Peyton, Colorado and Chris Alliett,
Colorado Springs, Colorado; one daughter, Pam Burris, Jefferson City; and
four grandchildren. Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Houser-Millard
Funeral Home. The Rev. Rudolph W. Beard will officiate. Burial will be in
Riverview Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday. Memorials
are suggested to a charity of the donor's choice.
J. K. Shackleford Dies at Tuscumbia Home at Age of 87
Funeral servies will be held Friday Afternoon at Christian Church
John K. Shackleford, well known Tuscumbia resident died about 12:30 p.m.
Tuesday at his home in Tuscumbia after a lingering illness. He was 87 years
of age. He is survived by two sons, Houston A. Shackleford of Granite City,
Illinois and Lester W. Shackleford of Tuscumbia; five daughters, Mrs. Aubrey
Vaughan of Tuscumbia, Mrs. Elmer Tracy of Eldon, Mrs. Omar Hickey of St.
Elizabeth and Stella and Nellie of the home. Also 15 grandchildren and 15
great grandchildren as well as a host of other relatives and friends
survive. His wife, the former Samantha Gemima Stone, preceded him in death
on 12 November 1947. Three children: Orville, James ARthur and Mary F., and
one brother Bill Forrester, and two sisters Eva Snelling and Paralee Fike
also preceded him in death. He was born 28 February 1866, and united with
the Fairview Christian Church near Iberia in 1912. Funeral Services will be
held Friday at 2p.m. at the Tuscumbia Christian Church with the Rev. John
Jenkins officiatin. Burial will be in the Tuscumbia Cemetery under the
direction of Hodges Funeral Home of Iberia.
Obituary: Nella Shackelford
Nella Shackelford, 89 of Eldon, died Sunday, 21 December 1997 at Eldon
Health care Center.
She was born 26 July 1908 in Iberia to John K. and Samantha J. Stone
Surviving her are two sisters, Artie Vaughan and her twin, Stella
Shackelford, both of Eldon ; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Phillips Funeral Home with
the Rev. Gene Edwards officiating.
Burial was in the Tuscumbia Cemetery.
Obituary: Glen C. Scott
Glen C. Scott, 76, Jefferson City, died 1 September 1998 at St. Mary's
Health Center. He was born 28 May 1922 in Columbia, a son of Rado and Anna
Clendenning Scott. A lifelong resident of the Jefferson City area, he
worked on his father's dairy farm and Oak Grove Dairy Farm for many years.
After his parents death, he lived at Clearview Group Home. He was a member
of First United Methodist Church and was active in Boy Scouts. He is
survived by one aunt, Faye Scott, California. Services will be at 10 a.m.
Thursday at Freeman Mortuary. The Rev. Jasper Hunter will officiate.
Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery.
Obituary: Mike Scott
Mike Scott, 37, of Auxvasse died Saturday, May 22, 1999 at Lake of the
Ozarks General Hospital in Osage Beach. He was born 27 April 1962 in
Morrison, Illinois to Neal R. and Carole L. Tinkler Scott, who survive in
Eldon. On 15 February 1995 he was married in Jefferson City to Juliet Scott
who survives in Kansas City. Mr. Scott was a roofer. He was a veteran of
the U. S. Navy. Surviving in addition to his parents and wife are a son,
Gary R. Scott of Eldon; two stepsons; Beau and Mickey of Kansas City/ a
brother; Billy J. Scott of Eldon; and a sister; Tia R. (Fitzwater) Scott of
Eldon. Graveside services were held at 1 p.m. Monday at Greenmore Memorial
Gardens in BArnett, with the Rev. Doug Walter officiating. Arrangments were
under the direction of Phillips Funeral Home of Eldon.
Obituary: Jerry 'Jay' Scott
Jerry Edgar Gean 'Jay' Scott, 26, of Brumley died Saturday, December 2,
1995, in a trafic accident on Route W in Morgan County. He was born 2 March
1969 in Kansas City to Jerry M. and Laura Wickam Scott, who survive in
Brumley. Mr. Scott was reared in Kansas City and Tulsa, Oklahoma and had
lived in the Eldon area for the last three years. He was a mechanic at
Lodge of the Four Seasons, Lake Ozark. Surviving him are a brother, Terry
M. Scott of Branson, a sister, Laura V. Scott of Brumley; and his maternal
grandmother, Veeta Wickam of Brumley. A niece and nephew also survives.
Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Griswold-Kays Funeral Home
in Eldon with the Rev. Farris Wall officiating. Burial was in Gott Cemetery
Obituary: Lena G. Scott
Lena G. Scott, 82, Kansas City, formerly of California, died Sunday at
Deerbrook Nursing Home, Kansas City. She was born 22 December 1912 in
Moniteau County, the daughter of Arthur L. and Dollie Howe Scott. She was
married 22 February 1942 to John M. Scott, who died 26 November 1985. She
and her husband owned and showed Tennessee Walking Horses. She also owned
JonLea Kennels in California, worked at California Manufacturing, and owned
a dress shop in California. She was a member of First Baptist Church in
California and attended Sappington School. Survivors include one
step-daughter, Betty Jean Williams, Kansas City, and two step grandchildren.
One son, Brooks Leon Newkirk, died 31 May 1931. Services will be at 2 p.m.
Wednesday at Bowlin-Cantriel Funeral Services. The Rev. Randy Fullerton
will officiate. Burial will be at Flag Spring Cemetery, near California.
Obituary: Lewis A. Scott
Lewis A. Scott, 89, California, died Wednesday at his home.
He was born 14 September 1906, in California, a son of William H. and Ida
Jane Barry Scott. He was married 9 June 1929 in California, to Edna
Reichel, who survives at the home.
A member of the Friendship Baptist Church, he was a farmer in the California
area until his retirement. He was a member of the Rod and Gun Club,
California and a charter member of Moniteau County Historical Society.
Other survivors include: one daughter, Judith Holman, Sedalia; one brother,
Dorsey Scott, Freemont, Ohio; two grandchildren, three great grandchildren
and four great great grandchildren.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Weber and Sons Funeral Home,
California. The Rev. Ivan Dameron and Dr. Randy Fullerton will officiate.
Burial will be in Flag Springs Cemetery, California.
Obituary: Mildred Ruth Scott
Services were today for Mildred Ruth Scott, 86, Covina, California, formerly
of Hickory Hill, who died January 16, 1997, Covina.
She was born 28 January 1910 in Moniteau County, a daughter of William L.
and Mary Susan Howard Scrivner. She was married 10 April 1927 in Hickory
Hill, to Edgar Hugo Scott, who died 22 June 1985.
Survivors include one son, Billy Ambrose Scott, West Covina, California,
three grandsons and six great grandchildren.
Services were held at Hillside Chapel, Rose Hills Memorial Park, Whittier,
California. J. Thurmond George officiated. Burial was in Rose Hills
Obituary for Mrs. Orpha Scott:
Mrs. Orpha Scott, 83, Kansas City, Kansas, a former resident of Eldon, died
Saturday, 26 September 1981 at Edwardsville Manor Nursing Home.
She was born 5 December 1897, at Eldon to Samuel J. and Rosie Vaughn
Buckner. In 1917 she was married at Bagnell to Jehu Claud Scott, who died 1
Mrs. Scott was a member of the Green Grove Baptist Church at Latham.
She was preceded in death by three sons: Oliver Gale Scott, Denver Scott,
and Robert Scott, and a grandson Randall Scott.
Survivors include a son, Georgia Truman Scott, Kansas City, a daugther, Mrs.
Mildred Wood, Fulton, a brother Earnest Buckner, Eureka Springs, Arkansas,
sister, Mrs. Eliza Lowrey, Eldon; and 13 grandchildren and 10 great
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Monday at Greenridge Baptist Church
with the Rev. Selby Graham officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Green Ridge Baptist Church Cemetery, Green Ridge, Pettis County, Missouri
Obituary: Arzilla S. Phillips
Arzilla S. Phillips, 67, of Lodowici, Georgia died Friday 5 September 1986,
at Memorial Medical Center in Savannah, Georgia, after a long illness.
She was born in Tuscumbia and had lived in Ludowici since 1985. She worked
as a private duty nurse.
Surviving her are a daughter, Mrs. Dave Anderson of Ludowice, four
grandchildren; four sisters and five brothers.
Graveside services were held 8 September in Greenwich Section of Bonaventure
Cemetery under the direction of Sipples Mortuary. Remembrances are
suggested to the Diabetes Foundation.
Obituary: Margaret James Phillips
Margaret Jane Phillips, 76, Fulton, died Thursday at Riverview Nursing home,
She was born 4 June 1921 in McCredie, a daughter of George E. and Fredia
Blanche O'Neal Bartley. She was married 4 June 1946, in Fulton to Edward
Ellis Phillips, who died 23 October 1981.
She owned a beauty salon in Fulton for more than 40 years and was a member
of Richland Christian Church.
She is survived by four sisters, Josephine Harris, Frances Davenport and
Thelma Bartley, all of Fulton, and Martha Nunelly, Williamsburg.
Services will be at 11 am Monday at Debo Funeral Home, Fulton. The Rev.
Harold Case will officiate. Burial will be in Callaway Memorial Gardens.
8 February 1998
Obituary: Robert Lee Phillips
Robert Lee Phillips, 65, Edmonds, died Sunday at his home.
He was born September 14, 1932 in Kansas City, a son of James A. and Mildred
P. Aston Phillips. He was married May 14, 1968 In Kansas City to Jeannette
Tillman, who survives at the home.
He lived in the Lake area the past 17 years. He was a heavy equipment
operator and was a heavy equipment operator and was a Marine veteran of the
Korean War. He was a member of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of
Latter Day Saints; the Disabled American Veterans; the American Legion, and
VFW Post 3600, Climax Springs.
Other survivors include four sons, Chris Allen Phillips, Edwards, Mark Adam
Phillips, Climax Springs, Robert Phillips, III, Roach and Matthew Robert
Phillips, Waynesville; three daughters: Robin Lee Coin, Orange, California,
Laurie Carnahan and Wakita Yountz, both of Camdenton; three brothers, James
A. Phillips, Jr., Independence; Larry D. Phillips, Edwards, and Terry W.
Phillips, Waverly; three sisters, Barbara McNurlin, Gail Franklin, and Judy
Schockey, all of Independence, 23 grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
One granddaughter preceded him in death.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Allee-Reed Funeral Home. The Rev.
John Cooper will officiate. Burial will be in Phillips Cemetery, Edwards.
10 October 1997
Obituary: Mary Alyce Phillips
Mary Alyce Phillips, 85, Columbia, formerly of Jefferson City, died Thursday
at Boone Hospital Center, Columbia.
She was born 28 August 1912 in Jefferson City, a daughter of Roy and Mollie
Updegraff Cowley. She was married 16 October 1933, to William E. Phillips
who died in 1959.
She attended St. Peters Catholic School, graduated from St. Elizabeth's
Academy, St. Louis and attended Southwest Missouri State University,
Springfield, and was social director at the Broadmoor Hotel, Colorado
A resident of Columbia for the past 26 years, she was head of tumor registry
at the University of Missouri Columbia School of Medicine until her
retirement. She was a member of the Kate Thompson Circle of Kings
Survivors include two daughters, Carolyn Oliver and Susie Oberg, both of
Columbia, five grandchildren, and one great granddaughter.
Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church,
Columbia. The Rev. Michael Flanagan will officiate. Burial will be in
Visitation will be from noon to 1 p.m. today at the church.
Memorials are suggested to Our Lady of Lourdes, Catholic Church or to the
Arrangements are under the direction of Parker Funeral Home, Columbia.
Obituary: Lucy M. Hull Phillips
Mrs. Ed Phillips Died at her home in High Point April 13
Mrs. Ed Phillips passed away at her home near High Point, Tuesday morning,
April 13, 1948. She had spent the entire 73 years of her life in that
She was married to Edward Phillips February 14, 1892, and seven children
were born to them. Six of them with fourteen grandchildren and five great
grandchildren survive. The children are: Jewell W. Phillips, Enon; Ernest
L. Phillips, Kansas City; Mrs. E. E. Miller, Barnett, Mrs. L. N. Williams,
Hickman Mills; Mrs. Frank Birdsong, East St. Louis, Illinois and Marvin
Phillips, High Point. Rosa Ellen preceded her in death.
Besides the children and husband there are also surviving three brothers and
three sisters: John Hull, Colorado Springs, Colorado; George Hull, Hominy,
Oklahoma; Mrs. Rose Fulks, Sedalia, Missouri; Grover Hull, Barnett,
Missouri; Mrs. B. L. Fulks, Latham, Missouri and Mrs. C. L. Williams,
Lucy M. Hull Phillips was the daughter of Judge J. H. Hull and Mrs. Hull.
Early in life she became a member of the Hopewell Christian Church, later
transferring her membership to the High Point Christian Church. She was
also a member of the Royal Neighbors of America for many years.
On February 14, 1948, relatives and friends gathered at the Phillips home to
celebrate their 56th wedding anniversary.
Funeral services were conducted at the High Point Baptist Church, Thursday
afternoon, April 15, by the Rev. A. L. Alexander of Lake Ozark and the Rev.
N. E. Williams. Burial was at the High Point cemetery.
The pallbearers were grandsons, Mancel D., Richard and Paul Phillips, George
Williams, L. W. Williams and Don Williams.
Flowers were carried by a great grandson, Ronnie Finley, five
granddaughters: Mrs. Royce Rebstock, Mrs. Dorsey Howard, Mrs. Don Finley,
Mrs. Mancel Dean Phillips, and Mrs. Maxine Phillips, five nieces: Mrs Jack
T. Gray, Miss Mildred Fulles, Mrs. Harry Miller, Mrs. Waldo Hofstetter, and
Miss Rose Ann Williams, and a friend, Mrs. Boyd Williams.
Burial was made in the High Point Cemetery.
Obituary: Millard R. Scott:
Millard R. Scott, 83, of Star Route 2, Crocker, died Friday, 19 May 1984 at
Lake of the Ozarks General Hospital in Osage Beach.
He was born 28 September 1900, at Brumley to Albert and Minnie Scott Scott.
On 10 March 1931 he was married in Brumley to Goldie Grace Hutsler, who
survives at the home.
A retired farmer, Mr. Scott was a lifelong resident of the area. He was a
member of the Brumley Baptist Church. In addition to his wife, he is
survived by a son, Donald Scott of Stoutland, two daughters, Vera
DeGraffenreid of Brumley and Hazel Morrow of Iberia; a sister Evelyn Karr of
Iberia; 11 grandchildren; and eight great grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at Stevinson Mossman Funeral
Home at Iberia . Burial was in Hawkins Cemetery with the Rev.Charles
20 April 1998
Obituary: Goldie G. Scott
Goldie G. Scott, 90, Iberia, died Monday at Osage Beach Health Care Center.
She was born 12 August 1907 in Miller County, a daughter of Jonah and Ida
Sisby Hutsler. She was married 10 March 1931, in Brumley, to Millard Roscoe
Scott who died 18 May 1984.
She was a homemaker and a member of Iberia First Christian Church.
Survivors include: one son, Donald Scott, Stoutland; two daughters Veda
DeGraffenreid, Brumley, and Hazel Morrow, Iberia; 11 grandchildren, 22 great
grandchildren, and 11 great great grandchildren.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Rekus Funeral Home, Iberia. The Rev.
Stan Way will officiate. Burial will be in Hawkins Cemetery, near Brumley.
November 9, 1933
PHILLIP TARBUTTON DIES IN CALIFORNIA
Mrs. Elmer Scott, of Eldon, has received word of the death of her brother,
Phillip E. Tarbutton, of Inglewood, California on 27 October 1933. Mr.
Tarbutton was born in Tuscumbia, December 17, 1890, being 42 years old at
the time of his death. He was a son of Ed and Annie Clark Tarbutton.
The family resided in Tuscumbia for a number of years and the father died
while Phillip was a small boy. His mother later married B. F. Lawson and he,
too, has been dead a number of years. About 25 years ago, Mrs. Lawson moved
to Kansas City, and Phillip lived there until a few years ago when he went
to Hollywood, California where he was employed until he became too ill to
He had not been well for several months. He was stricken with a severe
headache a short while before his death, and this lasted a week. After three
days, he became unconscious and remained so until the end.
Besides the mother, he is survived by one sister --Mrs. Elmer Scott
(Gertrude), 430 E. Third Street, Eldon, Missouri; one half brother -- Clark
Lawson, 4101 Bell Street Kansas City, Missouri and two half sisters -- Mrs.
Earl G. Hook (May), 10857 Telfair Street, Pomona, California and Mrs. Ray
Johnston (Afton) of 3904 Winton Street, Inglewood, California. Mrs. Lawson
makes her home with Mr. Hook.
His wife, Mrs. Jessie Tarbutton is in San Francisco, California.
He was a member of the Odd Fellow Lodge. He was buried in Inglewood Cemetery
About the time Mrs. Elmer Scott received word of the death of her brother,
Phillip Tarbutton, came a message that her daughter in law, Mrs. Harold
Scott, is just recovering from a second operation in the last two weeks and
that their home and all personal belongings were destroyed by fire. Harold
has employment with the Universal Adjustment and Inspection Company at
18 January 1998
Obituary: Diane Laviese Phillips
Diane Laviese Phillips, 39, Brumley, died Saturday at her home.
She was born 3 January 1959 in Des Moines, Iowa, a daughter of Virginia
Joanne Terry. She was married to Charles "Bud" Phillips, who survived at
She owned and operated DEE's Pups and Stuff Kennel, Brumley.
Other survivors include: three sons, Clayton Phillips, state of Alaska, and
Jonathan Clark and Christopher Farquhar, both of Brumley; one sister Joyce
Olson, Creswell, Oregon; and one brother, Bill Clark, Shelton, Washington.
Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Hawkins Cemetery, near
Brumley. The Rev. Jim McGowin will officiate.
February 15, 1997
Obituary: Velma Ezard Phillips
Velma Ezard Phillips, 90, Linn Creek, died Saturday at Breech Medical
She was born 15 October 1906 in Camden County, a daughter of Elza J. and
Mary E. Hazelwood Ezard. She was married 25 November 1934 in Lebanon to
Stanley Ward Phillips, who died 2 July 1983.
A lifelong resident of the Camden County area, she was a homemaker and
teacher. She was a member of Linn Creek Methodist Church.
She is survived by one brother, Willis Ezard, Conway.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Allee-Reed Funeral Home, Camdenton.
Burial will be in Union Cemetery, Decaturville.
Obituary: Max Victor Phillips
Max Victor Phillips, 68, White House, Tennessee, died Wednesday, 22 January
1997 at his home.
Mr. Phillips was born 7 March 1928 in Miller County.
Survivors include his wife, Leta of the home, four sons, Steven Phillips of
Spokane, Washington, Ricky Phillips and David Phillips, both of Orlando,
Florida and Ronnie Phillips of Nashville, Tennessee, two daughters, Connie
Phillips of White House and Vicki Rutledge of Franklin, Tennessee; three
brothers, Harold Phillips and Walter Phillips, both of Des Moines, Iowa, two
sisters, Ialeen Duncan, of Excelsior Springs, Mo and Sylvia Vernon, Eldon
and three grandchildren.
Preceding him in death were one son, Roger, one brother, and his parents.
Kenneth B. "K. B." Phillips, 77, of California, Mo., died Tuesday, January
2, 1996 at Harry S. Truman Veterans Administration Hospital in Columbia.
He was born July 3, 1918 at Purvis in Camden County to Theodore Emmett and
Alta Griesemer Phillips. On 7 June 1941, he was married in Versailles to
Ladene Jenkins who survives at the home.
Mr. Phillips was a local contractor and heavy equipment operator. He had
worked for a special road district and for the Missouri Pacific Railroad on
a section gang for 10 years. He donated land and did the clearing for
Phillips Air Field east of California.
He was a member of the Pilot Grave Baptist Church near Latham and California
Masonic Lodge 183, AF & AM, and was a lifetime member of Royal Arch Chapter
58 R.A.M. and California VFW Post 4345. He attended White Hall School in
Purvis and Lone Oak School in Moniteau County. During World War II, he
served in the U. S. Army.
Other survivors include a son, Kenneth W. Phillips of California, three
sisters, Fern Scott of California, Thelma Sharp of Dallas, Texas and Callie
Dinkins of Peoria, Illinois; three grandchildren, and three great
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Friday at Bowlin Cantriel Funeral Home
in California. Officiating were the Rev. Steve Thomas and the Rev. Jim Rich,
Burial was in Sappington Community Chapel Cemetery southwest of California.
Memorials are suggested to the Sappington Community Chapel Cemetery Fund.
Obituary: Hattie J. Phillips
Hattie J. Phillips, 84, California, MO died Wednesday at St. Mary's Health
She was born 12 September 1910 in Springfield and worked for Weber Pants
Factory in Eldon for 12 years. She was known for picture and portrait
tinting. In recent years she transferred her membership from High Point
Baptist Church to Main Street, Baptist Church in California.
Survivors include: one son, M. E. "Bill" Phillips, California, one brother,
Eugene Stierwalt, Willard; three grandchildren and four great grandsons.
Services will be at 1p.m. Saturday at Bowlin-Cantriel Funeral Home. The
Rev. Ken Mathes and the Rev. R. C. Reichert will officiate. Burial will be
in High Point Cemetery.
Obituary: Arcenia Phillips
Arcenia Phillips, 86 of Raytown died 11 May 1995 at Blue River Care Center.
She was born 1 February 1909 to James and Emma Rush Williams.
Mrs. Phillips was a member of the Baptist Temple in Raytown and was a
Surviving her are a son, Linn Gambill of St. Louis; two daughters, Evan
Morrow of Eldon and Louise Strangl (Strange?) of Kansas City, 22
grandchildren; 45 great-grandchildren, six great great grandchildren; and
three sisters, her twin, Elizabeth Bittle of Eldon, Louise Jefferies of
Camdenton and Goldia Wood of Marion, Kansas.
Funeral services were held at Hinton's Chapel in Raytown. Burial was in
Obituary: Hugh Phillips
Hugh Phillips, 85, of Camdenton died Tuesday, 21 January 1997 in Osage
He was born April 28, 1911 in Eldon to Henry and Maude Phillips. He was
married 28 December 1940 to Emma Gibbs Draper of Camdenton, who preceded him
Mr. Phillips attended the Iberia Academy, Drury College and the University
of Kansas, where he received his juris doctor degree in 1939. He practiced
law in Camden County from then until 1976 when he became semi-retired. He
was prosecuting attorney of Camden County from 1942 through 1956 and he was
Government Appeal Agent from 1940 until 1972. He was a member of the 26th
Judicial Circuit Bar Committee from 1950 until 1976, and a member of the
Missouri Bar Property Law Committee from 1960 until 1980. In 1989 he was
awarded lifetime membership in the Missouri Bar, after completing 50 years
Mr. Phillips was a member of the board of directors of the First National
Bank of Camdenton since 1954 and had been a member of the Camdenton Rotary
Club for more than 50 years.
Surviving him are two daughters, Julia C. Crawford and Jo A. Carpenter, both
of Camdenton; six grandchildren; seven step-grandchildren; two great
grandchildren; six step great grandchildren; a sister in law, Mildred
Phillips of Lake Ozark, and cousins, Helen Phillips and Don and Shirley
Phillips, all of Eldon.
Memorial services were held at 9 p.m. Friday at Community Christian Church
in Camdenton. Arrangements were by Allee Reed Funeral Home of Camdenton.
April 8 1997
Obituary: Margie Lee Phillips
Margie Lee Phillips, 81, Crocker, died Saturday at Osage Beach Health
She was born May 30, 1916 in Miller County, a daughter of Claude and Laura
Smith Thornsberry. She was married July 8, 1939 in Lebanon to Robert B.
Phillips, who died January 16, 1964.
She was a member of First Baptist Church, Crocker and the ladies auxiliary
of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. She worked at the Fort Leonard Wood
commissary, retiring after 20 years.
She is survived by one grandson. Steve Phillips, Strafford; one
granddaughter, Susie Umlauf, Rockbridge, and three great grandchildren.
One son, Richard Lee Phillips died 11 November 1983. One daughter, Doris
Jean Phillips, died 31 August 1947.
Services will be at 2.p.m. Thursday at Birmingham-Martin Funeral Home
Crocker. The Rev. Ben Woody will officiate. Burial will be in Zion
Obituary: Berdie Phillips
Berdie Phillips, 89, Ferguson, Iowa, died 30 June 1999 at her home.
She was born March 18, 1910 in Brumley, a daughter of Izaze M. and Mary Suns
Rodden. She was married in 1926 in Melbourne, Iowa to Walter Phillips, who
preceded her in death.
She was a homemaker.
Survivors include: one son, Richard Phillips Ferguson; one daughter, Velda
Howard, Parsons, Kansas; three sisters, Alice Phillips, Des Moines, Julie
Brockman, Jefferson City, and Mary Brockman; New Bloomfield; three brothers,
Gilbert Rodden, Eddie Rodden and Chester Rodden, all of Brumley; seven
grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren and five great great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by one son and one grandson.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Estell Perrin Avey Funeral Home,
Marshall town, Iowa. The Rev. Bobby Shomo will officiate. Burial will be
in Rose Hill Memorial Gardens.
Obituary: David Wayne Phillips
David Wayne Phillips, 51, of Kansas City died Monday, May 15, 1995, at St.
Joseph's Hospital in Kansas City.
He was born 22 May 1944 in Eldon to Lester and Laura Stephens Phillips. He
was married to Susan Studer, who survives at the home.
Mr. Phillips was an over the road driver with Yellow Freight for the past 22
years. He was a member of the Teamsters Union in Kansas City and was a
veteran of the U. S. Navy.
In addition to his wife, Mr. Phillips is survived by his mother, Laura
Phillips Barker of Eldon, a daughter, Dawn Phillips of the home, and a
sister, Doris Green of Eldon.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at Park Lawn Funeral Chapel
in Kansas City. Graveside services will be held at 2/30 p.m. Friday at the
Eldon Cemetery with the Rev. David Grousnick officiating. Military
graveside honors will be presented by VFW Post 2442 at Eldon.
Local arrangements were by Phillips Funeral Home of Eldon.
Hazel Phillips, 69, of Eldon died Monday 8 August 1994 at Lake of the Ozarks
General Hospital in Osage Beach.
She was born October 19, 1924 in Ulman to Henry Clay and Dora F. Hale
Horton. On January 2, 1945 she was married in Kansas City, Kansas to Wesley
Phillips, who died 18 October 1988.
Mrs. Phillips and her husband owned and operated "The Hut" restaurant in
Olean for 13 years prior to their retirement. She lived in Miller County
most of her life.
Surviving her are a brother Jack Horton of Bagnell and nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Phillips Funeral Home with
the Rev. Dennis Martin officiating. Burial was held in the Olean Cemetery.
Obituary: Arthur L. Phillips
Arthur L. Phillips, 84, of Tuscumbia died Wednesday, August 19, 1992, at his
He was born October 6, 1907 at Brumley to Isaac and Nancy Hagerman Phillips.
On October 23, 1935, he was married at Brumley to Lena Mae Ash who survives.
Mr. Phillips was a lifelong resident of Miller County and a retired farmer.
He was a member of the Brumley Christian Church.
Surviving him are a son, Lee Roy Phillips of Tuscumbia; two daughters,
Bonnie Turner and Ellen Horton, both of Tuscumbia; two brothers, Harlan
Phillips of Eldon and Nolen Phillips of Marshalltown, Iowa; seven
grandchildren; one great grandchild; and five step grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Friday at the Stevinson Mossman
Funeral Home in Iberia with Brother Gene Edwards officiating. Burial was in
the Robinett Cemetery at Brumley.
Obituary: Millard O. Phillips
Millard O. Phillips, 72, of Kansas City died Tuesday, December 1, 1992 at
St. Mary's Manor in Blue Springs.
He was born at Etterville and lived in Eldon until moving to the Kansas City
area in 1949. Mr. Phillips was a carpenter for Columbian Steel Tank for 31
years before retiring in 1982. He was an Army veteran of World War II and a
member of VFW Post 4409 at Harrisonville.
In addition to his wife, Dorothy Phillips of the home, he is survived by a
sister, Leona Whittle of Eldon.
Funeral Services were held at 8 p.m. December 3, 1992 at Hinton Chapel in
Kansas City. Graveside services were held at 1 p.m. Friday at Greenmore
Memorial Gardens in Barnett. Local arrangements were by Phillips Funeral
Home of Eldon.
Obituary: Lester D. Phillips
Lester D. Phillips, 72 of Kansas City died Friday, December 25, 1992 at
North Kansas City.
He was born August 16, 1919, in Eldon to John Riley and Mary Florence Harris
Mr. Phillips was a railroad engineer. He was an Army veteran of World War
II and was a member of the Christian church.
Surviving him are a son, David W. Phillips of Kansas City, a daughter Dorris
K. Green, of Eldon, four grandchildren; five great grandchildren; and a
great great grandchild.
The body has been cremated. Memorial services will be held later under the
direction of Phillips Funeral Home of Eldon.
Obituary: James P. Phillips
James P. Phillips 55, of Marshalltown, Iowa and a former resident of Miller
County died Wednesday, February 12, 1966 at University Hospital in Iowa
City. Services were held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Church of the
Nazarene in Marshalltown with the Rev. J. L. Garmon officiating. Burial was
in Evergreen Cemetery near La Moille, under the direction of Pursel Davis
Mr. Phillis was born July 15, 1930 in Ulman to Harland and Jewell Horton
Phillips. His parents survive at Eldon. On July 2, 1948 he was married in
Marshalltown to Betty Moore who survives.
He was reared and educated in Eldon. He moved to Marshalltown in 1948 where
he operated the J. A. Co. Car Wash. He served in the U. S. Army during
World War II and is a member of the Church of the Nazarene.
Other survivors include four children, Jim "Butch" Phillips, Jr., Tim
Phillips and Dennis Phillips, all of Loveland, Colorado and Cathy Clawson of
Marshalltown, seven grandchildren and six brothers and sisters: Max Phillips
of Ankeny, Iowa, Sylvia Vernon of Eldon, Ialene Duncan of Excelsior Springs,
Harold Phillips of Des Moines, Iowa, Lonnie Phillips of Wellsburg, Iowa and
Walter Phillips of Des Moines, Iowa.
Memorials may be directed to the church.
Louis Phillips, 71, dies; funeral director since 1933
Louis D. Phillips, 71 of 4 S. Oak St Eldon, died Friday, July 14, 1978 at
McKee Medical Center in Loveland, Colorado. Mr. Phillips became ill three
weeks ago while vacationing in Colorado and had been hospitalized since.
He was born 10 September 1906 at Eldon To W. A. and Esther Slanker Phillips.
July 22 1933, he was married in Eldon to the former Helen Fendorf who
Mr. Phillips was a member of the Eldon First Christian Church, Ioma Lodge
381, AF & M, was a charter member of the Eldon Lions Club, Eldon 100F Lodge
161, Missouri Funeral Directors Assn., National Funeral Directors and
National Selected Morticians.
He was a graduate of Eldon High School and a 1932 graduate of Williams
Institute of Embalming. He joined Phillips Funeral Home in Eldon in 1933.
In addition to his wife, Mr. Phillips is survived by two sons Don E.
Phillips, Eldon and William A. Phillips, St. Paul, Minnesota and two
grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two sisters Mrs. Edna race and
Miss Louise Phillips.
Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Monday at Phillips Funeral Home with
the Rev. O. D. Johnson officiating. Burial was in the Eldon Cemetery.
Obituary: Neil Marise Phillips:
Neil Marise Phillips, 62, of Latour passed away Monday, December 3, 1984, at
the Veterans Hospital in Kansas City.
He was born in Barnett on December 13, 1921, the son of Clayton D. and Linda
Myrtle Hindman Phillips. He lived in Kansas City most of his life and lived
in Latour the last six months.
He was employed by the H. D. Lee Manufacturing Company in Kansas City about
ten years before he retired on April 6, 1984. He was a U. S. Army veteran of
World War II and the Korean Conflict.
He is survived by three brothers, Clyde D. Philips of Latour, Sam D.
Phillips of Kansas City, Kansas and Gene Phillips of St. Joseph, and one
sister, Mrs. Hattie Kunzler of Eldon. Two brothers and a sister, Frank and
Lloyd Phillips and Blanche Hutson preceded him in death.
Graveside services and burial were at 1 p.m. December 5, at Big Rock
Cemetery near Versailles under the directions of Ben Cast and Son-Wood
Funeral Home of Holden.
Obituary: Malinda Catherine (Linda) Phillips
Mrs. G. B. Phillips dies; services will be Friday
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at the First Baptist Church
of Eldon for Mrs. Garrett B. Phillips. Mrs. Phillips, 84, died at 2:15pm
Tuesday, June 20, 1972, at the home on Rte. 1, Eldon.
The former Malinda Catherine (Linda) Sidebottom, she was born September 19,
1887 in Morgan County, near Gladstone.
She was married in 1908 to Garrett B. Phillips who survives at the home.
Also surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Elsie Howren and Mrs. Maxine Burney
of Eldon, Mrs. Hulda Dunham of Sherman Oaks, California, and Mrs. Nadine
Feltrop of Riverside, California; two sons Burell Phillips of Pleasant Hill
and Harold Phillips of Eldon; one brother, Oscar Sidebottom of Independence;
one sister, Mrs. Grace Douglas of Clovis, California; 11 grandchildren, and
seven great grandchildren.
Mrs. Phillips was a former school teacher. She was a member of the First
Baptist Church of Eldon and of Eldon Chapter 210, Order of the Eastern Star.
The Rev. Donald Wainwright will officiate at the services Friday morning.
Burial will be in the Rocky Mount Union Cemetery under the direction of
Griswold-Kays Funeral Home of Eldon.
Obituary: Fred Phillips
Fred C. Phillips, 84 of Marshalltown, Iowa, and a native of Brumley died
He was born in Brumley on March 38, 1902 to Isaac and Prudy Hagerman
Phillips. On December 25, 1924, he was married in Brumley to Alice A.
Rodden who survives.
Mr. Phillips and his wife moved to the Melbourne, Iowa area in 1926, where
they farmed. In 1963 they retired and moved to Marshalltown.
Surviving in addition to his wife are six children: Mildred Preston of
Hubbard, Iowa, Vernon Phillips of Clemons, Iowa, Lonnie Phillips of
Marshalltown, Gean Philips and Glen Phillips, both of Stuttgart, Arkansas
and Darlene Miller of Des Moines; 15 grandchildren and 15 great
Burial was in Rose Hill Memorial Gardens, Marshalltown, Iowa.
Mrs. Malinda A. Walton Biles Greenstreet born on Douglas
Prarie (Owensville) Oct. 3 1830 died in Kansas City Mo. March 23 1915 reaching the
age of 84 yrs, 5 months and 20 days. She was the daughter of William and Elizabeth
Walton who were the founders of the Liberty Bap[tist Church on Douglas Prarie. She
joined with this church at an early age and remained a member until she moved to
St. James, Mo where there was no church of that denomination. She then joined the
Christian church.In 1846 she married Robert S. Biles. To this union the following
children were born, Charles A., James W., and Robert L. Biles. The husband died in
1857. In 1860 she married Lindsey J. Greenstreet. Their children were Sarah Jane
Greenstreet Austerlaw, Johm M. Greenstreet, George M. Greenstreet, and Alice
Greenstreet Caton. Mr. Greenstreet preceeded her in death about fifteen years ago.
The remains were shipped to Bland, Mo and she was buried in the Cleavesville Cemetery.
26 April 1951
SCOTT SERVICES AT MT. OLIVE CHURCH
Funeral services were held for Leonard S. Scott at the Mt. Olive Baptist
Church Friday afternoon with Rev. Farris Cole officiating.
Mr. Scott was born in Cole County April 15, 1879 and was 72 years of age.
He died while working on a road near Henley.
He was married to Miss Clara Taylor in August 17, 1902 who survives him. He
is also survived by one sister, Miss Claudie Scott of Eldon, and two
brothers, Byron of Olean and Robert of New Bloomfield.
He was a member of the Mt. Olive Baptist Church.
He was a school teacher in Cole County in the yearly years of his life and
had been employed as foreman of the Cole County Highway Department for
Obituary for Perrie Jefferson Scott:
Perrie Jefferson Scott, 97, Rte 1, Eldon, died Tuesday, December 10, 1995,
at Eldon Health Care Center.
He was born 16 October 1899 in Eldon to Jasper and Ida Ricketts Scott. In
April 1921, he was married in Elston to Vivian Alexander, who died in 1938
Mr. Scott worked for Paul Griffin's auto body shop in Jefferson City before
retirement. He was a lifetime resident of Miller County and was a member of
Surviving him are his grandchildren, James Edwards and Joyce Cooper, both of
Kansas City, and a friend, George Faulconer of Eldon.
Funeral services will be held at 2p.m. Thursday at Griswold-Kays Funeral
Home in Eldon with the Rev. Eldon Myers officiating. Burial will be in the
"The Kansas City Times" (Missouri) Tuesday, August 1, 1911
DEATHS IN KANSAS CITY.
St. Clair MARTINDALE, 20 years old, the son of
W. B. MARTINDALE, a real estate dealer, died
yesterday at his home, 752 Tauromee Avenue,
Kansas City, Kas. Funeral services will be held
at 10 o'clock Thursday morning at the home.
Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery.
Obituary: Milo R. McMillen
Milo R. McMillen, 74 dies; services will be held Friday
Funeral services will be held at 2:p.m. Friday at the Griswold Kay Chapel in
Eldon for Milo R. McMillen, 74, of Henely, who died Tuesday night, October
11, 1977 at the Bethany Medical Center, Kansas City, Kansas.
Mr. McMillen, who lived on a farm in the Green Ridge community for several
years was a retired employee of Burns Detective Agency at Chesebrough Ponds,
He was a member of the Green Ridge Baptist Church.
He was born in Miller County November 24, 1903, a son of the late John Price
and Nancy Jane (Martin) McMillen, and attended Harmony School in his youth.
Survivors include two brothers, Melvin A. McMillen of Cape Girardeau and
Dave McMillen of Eldon, and two sisters, Mrs. Alpha Arndt of Kansas City,
Kansas and Mrs. Opal Russell of Eldon.
The Rev. Eldon Myers will officate at the funeral services, Friday. Burial
will be in the Eldon Cemetery.
Thursday, October 13, 1977 - page 9;
Obituary: Howard R. McMillin
Howard R. McMillin, 82, of Eldon died Tuesday, July 21, 1992 at Osage Beach
Health Care Center in Osage Beach.
He was born 15 February 1910, in Olean to Tillman and Mollie Davidson
McMillin. On June 11, 1933, he was married in Union to Ruby J. Shikles, who
died May 11, 1981. On December 18, 1982 he was married in Eldon to Milldred
Walterscheid Chalmers, who survives.
Mr. McMillin lived all of his life in the Olean and Eldon Communities. He
was a member of the Eldon United Methodist Church. He was a locomotive
engineer for the Missouri Pacific Railroad.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Nancy Sowka of Lake
Forrest, Illinois; a step son, Harry W. Chalmers of Vallejo, California; and
Funeral services were held at 2p.m. Saturday at Phillips Funeral Home in
Eldon with the Rev. Fred Trimble officiating. Burial was in the Olean
Obituary: Charles L. McMillin
Charles L. McMillin, 95 of Eugene, died Wednesday, December 19, 1984 at
Memorial Community Hospital in Jefferson City.
He was born August 7, 1891 to Jasper Newton and Betty Hackney McMillin. On
July 20, 1926 he was married to Rosa Jeffries, who died June 30, 1973.
Mr. McMillin was a retired state bridge worker. He was a lifetime resident
of the Eugene area and was a member of the Eugene Christian Church.
Surviving him are a son, Raymond McMillin of Kansas City, two sisters, Pearl
Scott of Eldon and Irene McDaniel of Kirkwood, five grandchildren and nine
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Griswold Kays Funeral Home
with the Rev. Eldon Myers officiating. Burial was in Hickory Hill Cemetery.
Obituary: Goldie H. McDowell
Goldie H. McDowell, 87 of Versailes died Thursday, 10 May 1990 at Good
Shepherd Nursing Home in Versailes.
She was born 22 September 1902 in Tuscumbia to Wilson and Lee DobsonVaughan.
On 3 Februar y 1931 she was married in Tuscumbia to William C.McDowell, who
died on 1 October 1958.
Mrs. McDowell was employed at Glaser Brothers Manufacturing in Eldon for
several years. She lived most of her life in Tuscumbia and was a member of
the Union Baptist Church in Versailles.
Surviving her are two sisters, Dean Musick of Eldon and Pauline Hessefort of
Warsaw, and three brothers, Harold Vaughan of Versailles, Robert Vaughan of
Tuscumbia and Oval Vaughan of Eldon. A son, Billy Gene McDowell, preceded
her in death.
Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Phillips Funeral Homein
Eldon with the Rev . Gene Edwards officiating. Burial was in theTuscumbia
Obituary: Robert S. Russell
Robert S. Russell, 91, of Eldon died Thursday 26 Jan 1994 at St. Mary's
Health Center in Jefferson City.
He was born 18 December 1903 in Miller County to Charles and Minnie Atkinson
Russell. On 21 October 1926, he was married in Miller county to Opal
McMillen, who survives.
Mr. Russell was a switch board operator for Union Electric for 33 years. He
was a member of the Eldon First Christian Church.
Surviving him are three nephews, Dr. Earl Russell of Springfield, Herbert
Russell and Raymond Russell both of Kansas City; and three nieces, Peggy
Stemmons of Bremerton, Washington, Edna Bird of Palaka, Florida and Lillian
Ullom of Carthage, Missouri.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Griswold-Kays Funeral Home in
Eldon, with the Rev. Fred Trimble officiating. Burial was in Mt. Pleasant
Obituary: Robert L. "Bob" Vaughan, 86, of Tuscumbia died Monday, April18,
1994 at Mariews Manor Nursing Home in Vienna.
He was born May 254, 1906, in Tuscumbia to Wilson and Destie Lee Dobson
Vaughan. On December 5, 1927 he was married to Aldyth Mae Bottoms, whodied
May 20, 1988.
Mr. Vaughan was a lifetime resident of the Tuscumbia area. He attended
Harmony Baptist Church. He retired from the Missouri Highway
andTransortation Department in 1970 after 25 years service. He was a former
member of Woodsmen Lodge in Tuscumbia and was an avid horseman and showed
horses all over Missouri.
Surviving him are two sons, Harley C. Vaughan and Leroy Vaughan, both of
Tuscumbia; two sisters, Dean Musick of Eldon and Pauline Hessfort of Warsaw;
two brothers, Oval Vaughan of Eldon and Harold Vaughan of Versailles; eight
grandchildren; a step grandchild; and 11 great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Phillips Funeral Homein
Eldon with the Rev. Gene Edwards officiating. Burial will be in theTuscumbia
Obituary: Nora M. Vaughan, (92), of Rte 3, Eldon, died Sunday, June 12,1988
at Eldon Skilled Care Center.
She was born September 2, 1895 in California, Missouri to John W. and
Cirilda A. Vaughan Brown. On November 19, 1916 she was married in Tuscumbia
to Floyd E. Vaughan, who died November 7, 1974.
Mrs. Vaughan was a member of the Tuscumbia First Baptist Church and had
lived in Miller County all of her life.
Surviving her are four sons: Alva James Vaughan of Eldon, John MiltonVaughan
of Diamond Bar , California, Byron Paul Vaughan of LaHabraHeights,
California, and Floyd Don Vaughan of Orlando, Florida; sixgrandchildren and
11 great grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Tuscumbia First
Baptist Church with the Rev. Wesley Herweck officiating. Burial was in the
Tuscumbia Cemetery under the direction of Phillips Funeral Home of Eldon.
Obituary: Aldyth Mae Vaughan, 77, of Rte. 1, Tuscumbia died Friday, May 20,
1988 at Memorial Community Hospital in Jefferson City.
She was born February 8, 1911 in Linn Creek to Kelly and Elsie Jane Waters
Bottoms. On December 5, 1927 she was married to Robert L.Vaughan, who
Mrs. Vaughan was a resident of the Tuscumbia and Eldon areas most of her
life. She worked as a machine operator for Glaser Brothers in Eldon fo rmany
years and also had been a pastry baker and caterer. She was a member of the
Harmony Baptist Church and the Happy Homemakers ExtensionClub.
Surviving, in addition to her husband, are two sons, Harley C. Vaughan and
Leroy Vaughan, both of Tuscumbia, five sisters, Lila Stark, Ruth Admire and
Beulah Stewart; all of Eldon, Edith Brown of LaPeer,Michigan, and Joan
McMillian of Fayette; a brother, Roy Bottoms of Eldon; nine grandchildren
and nine great granchildren.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Phillips Funeral Home with
the Rev. Gene Edwards officiating. Burial was in the Tuscumbia Cemetery.
Obituary: Alva J. Vaughan, 74, of Lake Ozark died Sunday, August 4, 1991at
Osage Beach Health Care Center in Osage Beach.
He was born June 20, 1917, in Tuscumbia to Floyd E. and Nora Brown Vaughan.
On October 4, 1951 he was married in Kansas City to Ruby I. Pippin, who
survives at the home.
Mr. Vaughan was a member and deacon of the Tuscumbia Baptist Church and
served as a missionary in Africa for one and a half years. He was a U.S.
Navy veteran of World War II and was a member of American Legion Post 229
and a life member of the disabled American Veterans.
Other survivors are a daughter, Maxine Fischer of Shawnee, Kansas; three
brothers, John Milton Vaughan of Diamond Bar, California, Byron Paul Vaughan
of La Habra Heights, California and Floyd Don Vaughan of Raleigh, North
Carolina; a granddaughter, and a great grandson.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Tuscumbia Baptist Church
with Dr. Thomas W. Nelson officiating. Burial was in the Tuscumbia Cemetery
under the direction of Phillips Funeral Home.
Obituary: Kelly L. Vaughan, 64, of Rte 5., Eldon, died Monday, January 28,
1985, at Memorial Community Hospital in Jefferson City.
He was born November 13, 1920, in Tuscumbia to Floyd E. and Nora M. Brown
Vaughan. On May 3 1952, he was married in Kansas City to Chloe Bemis, who
survived at the home. His mother also survives in Eldon.
Mr. Vaughan was a pipeline mechanic for Phillips Petroleum before he retired
after 26 years with the company. He had lived in Kansas City, Kansas,
Borger, Texas, and Jefferson City before moving to Eldon. He was a member of
the Eldon United Methodist Church. During World War II he served in the U.S.
Other survivors include four brothers, Alva J. Vaughan of Eldon, John M.
Vaughan of Diamond Bar, California, Byron P. Vaughan of LaHabra, California
and Floyd Don Vaughan of Mishawaka, Indiana; three nieces and four nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Phillips Funeral Home
with the Rev. Gary William Metcalf officiating. Burial will be in
theTuscumbia Cemetery with military graves side rites.
The family suggests memorial contributions to Parkinson research; the
American Heart Association or the church.
Obituary: Chloe Vaughan, 85 , of Eldon died Saturday, March 7, 1998 at St.
Mary's Health Center in Jefferson City.
She was born August 13, 1912 in Warsaw, Missouri to Eldon and Lenora Beeck
Bemis. On May 3 , 1952, she was married in Kansas City to Kelly L.Vaughan,
who died January 28, 1985.
Mrs. Vaughan was a retired claims examiner for the Social Security
Administration. She was a past member of the Ozark Moneymakers Investment
Company. She was a member of the Retired Federal Employees Club, Oasis Club
and Evening Euterpean Club. She was an active member of the Eldon United
Methodist Church, where she was financial secretary and was a member of the
United Methodist Women.
Surviving her are two sisters-in-law, Ruby Vaughan of Lake Ozark and Dorothy
Vaughan of Four Oaks, North Carolina; two brothers-in-law: John Vaughan of
Diamond Bar, California and Byron F. Vaughan of LaHabra, California and
several nieces and nephews.
Funeral servies were held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Eldon Methodist Church,
with the Rev. Clinton F. Wofford officiating. The body has been cremated
under the direction of Phillips Funeral Home of Eldon and a private
interment service will be held at a later date.
Obituary: Mary D. Parish: Lake Sun Leader, Tuesday, 29 November 1994
Mary Dean Parrish (84), of Linn Creek, Monday, died Sunday 27 November 1994
at the Osage Beach Health Care Center in Osage Beach, Missouri. She was born
26 November 1910 in Old Linn Creek, Missouri, daughter of Sherd and Janie
Scott Parrish. A lifelong resident of the Camden County area, she taught
school in the Camdenton school system and retired with 37 years of service.
She was a member of the Linn Creek Methodist Church. She was preceded in
death by her parents and one sister. Survivors included one nephew, Paul
Wood, Jr. of Columbs, Ohio; a number of great nieces and nephews and
great-great nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held Wednesday, 30
November 1994 from 6 to 8pm in the Allee-Read Chapel of the Allee Reed
Funeral Home of Camdenton, Missouri. Funeral services will be held Thursday,
1 December 1994 at 11am in the Allee-Reed Chapel with Rev. Frank Ragg
officiating. Interment will be in the Conway Cemetery in Osage Beach.
Services are under the direction of the Allee Reed Funeral Home of
James C. Burris died on January 23, 2006 in Eldon, Missouri. He was born
December 24, 1930 in Henley, Missouri the son of Claude C. Burris and Clara
(Honiker) Burris. He lived in Eldon, Missouri and was a carpenter, working
in the carpentry business. Place of Visitation was Phillips Funeral Home,
Eldon, Missouri on Wednesday January 25, 2006, 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm. Funeral
service was held at the funeral home on Thursday, 25 January 2005, Eldon
Missouri at 2:00 pm. Brother Frank McGuire officiated. James was interred at
Greenmore Memorial Gardens, Barnet, Morgan County, Missouri. Family
recommends memorial American Cancer Society.
He was a member of Daggett Hill Church, Tuscumbia, Missouri. Served in the
United States Marine Corps during the Korean War from 1951-1954, receiving
the Korean Service Medal W/2, UN Service Medal, USMC Good Conduct Medal 1st
AWD, National Defense Service Medal, Purple Heart Medal and Korean PUC
Medal, He enjoyed playing and listening to bluegrass music.
His survivors include three daughters: Clara "Carrie" Mayhew, Brenda Bishop,
and Lisa Burris of Eldon, Missouri and six grandchildren; six sisters: Betty
Laughlin, Blue Springs, Missouri, Mary Buster, Lees Summit, Missouri,
Beverly Buster, Raymore, Missouri, Carolyn Pollitt, Holt Summit, Missouri,
Marsha Martin, Olean, Missouri, Maria Burris, Eldon, Missouri; two brothers:
Donald and Dewey Burris, Eldon, Missouri.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, Bill Burris, three
sisters, Olive Carpenter, Connie Sue Howser and Judy Colledge.
Full military graveside honors will be provided by Eldon V. G. W. Post
Obituary: Ted Vernon Sr., 65, of Eldon died Tuesday, Feb. 7, 1995, at his
He was born September 15, 1929, in Miller County to Aubra and Flossie
Livingston Vernon. On May 7, 1949, he was married in Tuscumbia to Wanda
Wood, who survives at the home.
Mr. Vernon was a carpenter and member of Carpenter's Union Local 945
inJefferson City. He was a member of the Aurora Springs Baptist Church.
Mr. Vernon also is survived by a daughter, Carolyn Moree of Deepwater; a
son, Ted Vernon, Jr . of Lee's Summit; six sisters, Natholee Wood, Martha
Bashore, Ruby Tucker and Donna Hill, all of Eldon, Ann Deffenbaugh of
Kennewick, Washington, and Nina Williamson of Richland, Washington; a
brother, David Vernon of Eldon; four grandchildren and a great grandchild.
Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Phillips FuneralHome in
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Phillips Funeral Home in
Eldon with the Rev . Bob Stevenson officiating. Burial will be in Allen
Cemetery near Olean.
Obituary: Daphne Jean Wood
Daphne Jean Wood, 87, of Star Route, Eldon, died Wednesday, September
24,1986 at Eldon Skilled Care Center in Eldon.
She was born 13 February 1899 in Enid, Oklahoma to Ralph Waldo and Gertrude
McGill Wilson. On 20 August 1922 she was married in Eldon toJoseph "Samp"
Sampson Wood, who died 21 Decembe r 1975.
Mrs. Wood was a member of the Old Path Baptist Church. She had lived in
Eldon area most of her life.
Surviving her are two sons, Eugene Wood of Warsaw and Clinton Wood of Eldon;
two daughters, Margaret Cain and Flora Cain, both of Eldon; two sisters,
Sophie Hill and Louise Caldwell, both of Tuscumbia; a brother, Marcus Wilson
of Raymore; 11 grandchilderen; 26 great grandchildren; and two great great
Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Old Path Baptist
Church with the Rev . Gene Cain officiating. Burial was in the Tol