Greg “Spanky” Dwayne Ball, 56, of Olathe, Kansas, passed away Saturday,
April 22, 2017. Memorial services will be held at 7:00 p.m. Friday, April
28th at Royer-Hays Funeral Home, Blue Springs, MO. The family will
receive friends from 6:00 p.m. until service time at the funeral home. In
lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to March of Dimes Bikers for
Spanky was born March 6, 1961 in Weaubleau, Missouri, the son of Homer and
Ruby (Quick) Ball. He was an over the road truck driver.
Spanky was preceded in death by his father. His survivors include
daughter, Tara Bendorf (Jeff) of Lee’s Summit, MO; son, Tanner Ball of
Lee’s Summit; his mother, Ruby Ball of Weaubleau; two brothers: David Ball
(Tonya) of St. Joseph, MO, and Scott Ball (Lisa) of Holt, MO; sister, Gina
Baker of Lawson, MO; and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Arrangements: Royer-Hays Funeral Home, Blue Springs, MO 816-229-5551
Joyce Hope Gillette Stewart
Joyce was born August 8, 1928, in Bakersfield, MO, to Lester O. Gillette
and Lillie Anderson Gillette. She passed away March 20, 2017, in
Springfield, MO, at the age of 88.
Joyce graduated from Ava High School and began teaching in a one room
schoolhouse in Lutie, MO, for one year. For the next two years, she rode
her horse to teach in the one room schoolhouse located at Toledo, north of
On March 16, 1946, Joyce married Ivan Jay Stewart in Mountain Home, AR,
and moved to Washington State where their first son, Darrell Keith Stewart
was born. Jay worked in logging along the White Salmon River. After
surviving a couple of harsh mountain winters, Jay and Joyce moved to
western Kansas where she resumed teaching.
A road construction company approached Jay, and they relocated to Wetmore,
CO, and in 1956, their second son, Gary Kent Stewart was born in Pueblo,
CO. Prior to this, in 1952, they bought their first farm in Weaubleau, MO.
In the winter of 1956, they moved to Weaubleau, fulfilling a dream of
owning land and farming.
Over the next forty years they acquired additional farm land, and Joyce
completed her Bachelor of Science degree in Education from Southwest
Missouri State College during the summer months. Her nickname at the time
was "Speedy Stewart," as those who commuted with her would attest to even
today - they were never late for class!
Joyce completed her Master's Degree in Education from Drury University.
Her last six credit hours were obtained while studying abroad in Durham,
England. On three- day weekends, she and Jay saw a vast part of Europe and
especially enjoyed meeting farmers from the various countries they
visited. This was a very special time in their lives.
When Joyce retired in 1990 from the Weaubleau School System as Elementary
Principal, she had been an educator for 42 years. The majority of her
teaching career was spent in the second grade classroom, where she
instilled in her students the love of reading and taught them to write in
Upon retirement, Joyce and Jay maintained their zest for travel, camping
and fishing in Alaska, exploring parts of Mexico near Puerto Vallarta and
Acapulco as well as becoming snow birds in Arizona. The warmer and drier
winter climate in Arizona was a god send to Jay's health, and Joyce
learned to ride a bike, enjoyed water aerobics, and went to the mall
everyday if she wanted! They enjoyed their home in Mesa, AZ, for 13 years
before Jay was unable to travel back and forth due to his declining health
and death in 2005. Joyce continued to be a snow bird until the spring of
2015. While in Mesa, she and her miniature Schnauzer, Frisco, enjoyed
riding the golf cart to the doggy run, going to the club house for
exercise, drinking coffee and eating cookies, checking the mail, and
playing cards and socializing with the neighbors.
The legacy of Stewart Farms, begun in 1952, will continue through sons
Darrell and Gary, and grandson, Leslie Stewart and his family. Wonderful
examples and lessons were provided by Joyce and Jay to their family,
whether that was being a member of a team, bottle feeding 100 Holstein
heifer calves twice a day, instilling the importance of education and
lifelong learning, or making time to gather with family to make special
memories. Her work ethic, belief in God, and ability to be humble among
her peers will be greatly missed.
Special thanks to all who were care givers and friends to Joyce in her
final days, your hugs were very special; Cindy Massey, Lynette Calhoun,
Seasons Hospice staff, Jerry Spradling, and friends of Gary and John
Shepherd. Your acts of kindness will never be forgotten.
Joyce was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Gerald Dale Gillette,
his wife Ida; husband, Ivan Jay Stewart; and twin granddaughters, Lenora
Jean and Lora Ann Stewart.
Visitation is scheduled for Monday, March 27, 1:00 p.m. at
Hathaway-Peterman Funeral Home, Wheatland, MO, with a service following at
2:00 p.m. by Reverend Robert Hubbard; burial to follow in the Robinson
Cemetery, Weaubleau, MO.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Weaubleau
First Baptist Church, Weaubleau, MO, 65774; the Wilda F. Looney Residence
Life Leadership Scholarship; or the Residence Life and Services Custodial
Staff Scholarship. Those contributions can be mailed to the Missouri State
Foundation, 300 South Jefferson, Suite 100, Springfield, MO 65806.
Published in the News-Leader from Mar. 24 to Mar. 26, 2017
Joyce H. Stewart, 88
Joyce H. Stewart, 88, Weaubleau, Mo., died March 20, 2017, at Jordan Creek
Nursing & Rehab, Springfield, Mo. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m.
Monday, March 27, at Hathaway-Peterman Chapel with Rev. Robert Hubbard
officiating. Burial will be in Robinson Cemetery, west of Weaubleau, under
the direction of Hathaway-Peterman Funeral Home, Wheatland. Visitation was
from 1-2 p.m. prior to the service.
The Index, Hermitage, Missouri 11 May 1944, Thursday
Chester Sutt Reported Missing in Action
Private Lennie Chester Sutt has been reported missing in action in
the European area since April 28, according to word received from the
war department by his wife, Mrs. Rosella Sutt of Wheatland. Pvt.
Sutt has been overseas since February of this year. He has an
8-months old daughter, Sharon Kay. He is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Lum
Sutt of Wheatland.
The telegram to Mrs. Sutt read as follows: "The Secretary of War
desires to express deepest regrets that your husband, Private Lennie
C. Sutt has been reported missing in action since April 28th in the
European area. If further information is received you will be
Pvt. Sutt entered the service in February 1943 and was assigned to a
quartermaster service company. He took his training at San
Bernardino, Calif., also near Los Angeles; spent sometime at the
amphibious training base at Ft. Pierce, Fla., and was later at Camp
Pickett, Va. He landed in England last February.
Friends are much concerned over this news and join with the family in
the hope that Chester will soon be found safe and well.
The Index, Hermitage, Missouri 18 May 1944, Thursday
Pleasant Hill Items
This community was saddened to hear that Pvt. Chester Sutt is
reported missing in action. We truly hope that good news will be
received from him soon. His father, Lum Sutt, who was working in
K.C. came home after receiving the sad news. The family and Mrs.
Chester Sutt and baby spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Bentley Dorman.
The Index, Hermitage, Missouri 17 Aug 1944, Thursday
CHESTER SUTT KILLED IN ACTION, APRIL 28
Pvt. Lennie Chester Sutt, 21, who was reported missing in action on
April 28, is now reported killed in action on that date in the
European area. This word was received from the War Department last
Thursday by his wife, Mrs. Rosella Sutt of Wheatland.
Pvt. Sutt, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lum Sutt of Wheatland, was in a
quartermaster service company, and although no information has been
received in regard to his death, it is indicated by recent news
dispatches in the daily papers that he may have lost his life in the
mysterious war maneuvers which brought other casualty reports to many
sections of the state bearing the April 28 dates.
The casualties occurred when Nazi E-boats sank two LST craft loaded
with troops during the war maneuvers in the English channel. Most of
the men lost were in the quartermaster corps.
Chester entered the service at Ft. Leavenworth, Kansas, on Feb. 4,
1943. He took his training at Indio, Calif.; Base General at San
Bernardino, Calif.; Needles, Calif.; Ft. Pierce, Fla., where he was
in amphibious training, and Camp Pickett, Va. He enjoyed what proved
to be his last visit at home in December 1943. He sailed for England
in January of this year.
He was born near Wheatland on Jan. 11, 1923. He was reared in that
section and graduated from the Wheatland high school in 1940. On May
27, 1942, he was married to Miss Rosella Curtis and they have a
daughter who was 1 year old last Friday, August 11.
Other survivors include his parents and one brother, Lester of the home.
Friends of the family regret to hear of this tragedy which has
entered the home and deepest sympathy is extended to them.
The Index, Hermitage, Missouri 23 May 1963, Thursday
ALFRED NORMAN RITES HELD AT WEAUBLEAU
Funeral services for Alfred Norman, 76, retired westside farmer, who
died Friday afternoon at Dimmit Memorial Hospital in Humansville,
were held Monday afternoon in Weaubleau Congregational Christian
Church with Rev. Irvin E. Allen and Rev. Nadine Fogle officiating.
Burial was in Robinson Cemetery under direction of Hathaway Funeral
Mr. Norman had resided the past three months in Humansville. He
formerly lived in the vicinity of Quincy and Weaubleau.
Surviving are his wife, Ada; a son, Herbert, and a daughter, Betty
Norman of Kansas City, Kan.; two sisters, Mrs. Roda Newman, Kansas
City, Kan., and Mrs. Rose Foster, Osawatomie, Kan., four
grandchildren and one great grandchild.
The Index, Hermitage, Missouri 16 June 1955, Thursday
JAMES HENRY BRESHEARS
Funeral services for James Henry Breshears, 80, who died Monday at
the home of his daughter, Mrs. Nellie Mezzacasa, east of White Cloud,
were held at Avery Baptist church Tuesday afternoon. Rev. Freddy
Bill Glazebrook officiated. Burial was in Breshears cemetery under
direction of Hathaway Funeral Home.
Mr. Breshears was a native resident of the Avery community. His
death followed a lingering illness.
Surviving besides the above named daughter are two other daughters,
Mrs. Anna Chance and Mrs. Atsy Eads, one son, James Everett (Bud), 28
grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren.
A celebration of the life of Benton Fred Breeding, 97, of Gainesville,
will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 19, 2017, at First Christian Church
in Gainesville. Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to service time Sunday at
the church. Mr. Breeding died March 14 at Gainesville Health Care Center
He was born Oct. 4, 1919, in Locust, the youngest of the five children of
Eloise and Benjamin Franklin Breeding. He grew up in the Locust community,
where his parents farmed and operated a general store and post office. He
attended the one-room school at Locust and then rode with his older
siblings in the family’s Model T to attend high school in Gainesville,
where he graduated in 1938. On June 3, 1939, in Ava, he married his high
school sweetheart, Genelle McDonald, a month after her graduation from
Gainesville High School.
With the strong encouragement of Mr. Breeding’s father, they began to
pursue their teaching careers by enrolling in Southwest Baptist College in
Bolivar. After completing enough credit hours, they began teaching in the
one-room schools of Ozark County. Mr. Breeding taught at Charity, Locust
and Pontiac before he and his wife moved to the Gainesville school system.
After their children, Faunlee and Mike, were born, they continued their
education by attending school many summers at Southwest Missouri State
Teachers College in Springfield and finished their degrees in 1956. Mr.
Breeding completed his master’s and specialist’s degrees in evening
classes at Drury University in Springfield, graduating magna cum laude and
with membership in Phi Beta Kappa; he also earned hours toward a
At Gainesville Elementary School, Mr. Breeding taught junior high classes
that included his own two children. He was also elementary principal and
coached the junior high basketball team. At the end of many school years,
he loaded his students into an old stock truck and hauled them to his farm
to enjoy baseball games and cookouts. The Breedings also served as
chaperones for many Gainesville senior class trips to Washington, D.C.,
In 1968, he became superintendent of the Gainesville school system, a post
he held until his retirement in 1982. In recognition of his 39 years of
exemplary service to the students of Ozark County, the Gainesville High
School football stadium was named in his honor.
Throughout his teaching career, he also enjoyed traveling throughout the
area to work as a high school basketball referee with his referee partner,
Joe Ebrite. He and his wife also owned and operated a book store and soda
fountain in Gainesville for a while.
The Breedings enjoyed traveling the country in various campers and
motorhomes. Their adventures included two driving trips through Mexico and
other trips to Florida, Texas and California. For their 49th wedding
anniversary they flew to Alaska to visit lifelong friends Dr. Marv and
Dorsey Looney; they were planning a trip to Hawaii for their 50th
anniversary when Mr. Breeding suffered the first of two heart attacks he
would endure during his later years.
Many happy hours were spent at the Breedings’ houseboat on Bull Shoals
Lake in Pontiac. He was proud of saying he had water-skied at age 60.
He also raised cattle and enjoyed riding around his land to check on them.
Moments before he died, he looked out the window and saw the snow falling
on his land surrounding the Gainesville Health Care Center. The pull of
the hills and hollers of Ozark County never left him, and he often said
there’s no prettier county in Missouri than this one.
He was a lifetime member of the First Christian Church in Gainesville, a
Shriner, a 60-plus-year member of the Gainesville Lions Club, a 75-year
Mason and a member of the Elks Club.
He is survived by his children, Faunlee Harle and husband Fred, and Mike
Breeding and wife Judy, all of Springfield; grandchildren Brittnee Mayse
and husband Matthew of Springfield, Jonathan Breeding of Washington, D.C.,
and Matthew Breeding of Springfield; great-grandson Evan Mayse; many
nieces, nephews and cousins; and special friends Bonnie Ebrite, LaVese and
Kenny Ericksen, and Robby Barnett.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Genelle, who died in
2005; siblings Leslie Breeding, Donnie Owens and Thana Mahan, and an
infant brother, Merle; and his sisters- and brothers-in-law, Alma Luna and
husband Gene, Beulah “Toots” Carter and husband Hayden, and Mary Ruth
Landers and husband R. G.
Burial in Gainesville Cemetery will be at 10 a.m. Monday. Memorial
contributions may be made to the Benton and Genelle Breeding Scholarship
Fund in the Community Foundation of the Ozarks or to the Ozark County
Historium, P.O. Box 4, Gainesville, MO 65655.
Arrangements by Clinkingbeard Funeral Home, Gainesville. This obituary
will be published in the March 22 edition of the Times.
Leavenworth Post, Leavenworth, Kansas, 05 Jun 1921, Sunday
Death Under Hoofs Of Frightened Team On Delaware St.
Mrs. Tamsey Martens, 15th and Vilas, Killed Instantly On Delaware St.
Body Hurled Forty Feet
Mrs. Tamsey Martens, wife of W. T. Martens, Fifteenth and Vilas
streets, was instantly killed at Fifth and Delaware streets at 12:20
o'clock Saturday afternoon when struck by a runaway team and knocked
fully thirty feet, striking her head on the pavement. Her skull was
crushed and her body badly bruised. She was 68 years old.
Mr. and Mrs. Martens were crossing Delaware street from the southwest
corner, north to the Wulfekuhler State bank. Mr. Martens who was
slightly in the lead, noticed the run-a-way team approaching from the
west and quickly attempted to pull his wife out of danger, but was
not successful. The horse to the north struck Mrs. Martens with his
chest and head with such force that he threw her to east side of
Fifth street. Her head struck the pavement and was badly crushed.
Death Was Instantaneous
Mrs. Martens was carried to the sidewalk in front of Mehl & Schott
Drug Company, and Drs. S. B. and Howard Langworthy were immediately
called. Several police officers were present to keep the large crowd
back. After an examination, Dr. S. B. Langworthy announced that
death was instantaneous. The body was then removed to the chapel of
the J. J. O'Donnell Undertaking company.
William Bullard, of Beverly, Mo., owner of the run-a-way horses,
reported to police headquarters as soon as he succeeded in catching
the animals and bringing them to a livery stable.
Motor Frightened Horses..
"I drove the team up in front of the office of Dr. E. E. Biart,
veterinarian, 612 Delaware street." Bullard explained, "and got out
of the buggy, but was holding the reins in my hand. Dr. Biart came
out of his office and I told him to examine one of my horse's teeth.
He was making the examination and I still had hold on the reins, when
an automobile drove past and frightened the team. They jerked loose
from both the doctor and me and in turning around they broke away
from the rig and bolted up Delaware street. I followed and learned
of the accident and as soon as I caught the horses, I went to the
H. T. Madison, county coroner, was called and after making an
examination, announced that the accident was unavoidable. Bullard
Was Native of Missouri.
Mrs. Martens was born in Missouri, in August, 1853. She was formerly
Mrs. T. Hammon. Mr. and Mrs. Martens were married last July and
resided on a small truck farm at Fifteenth and Vilas street. Mrs.
Martens was a member of the St. Joseph's church and was very
favorably known in this city.
Besides her husband, she is survived by the following children, James
Hammon, of Kansas City, Kan.; Thomas Hammon, of this city; Mrs. B.
Trobridge, of Tonganoxie; and Mrs. Kate Babcock of Tonganoxie. One
sister, Mrs. Mollie Stevenson, of Tonganoxie, also survives her.
The funeral services will be held from the St. Joseph Church at 1:30
o'clock this afternoon. Interment under the direction of the J. J.
O'Donnell Undertaking company will be made in Mt. Calvary cemetery.
The Leavenworth Times, Leavenworth, Kansas 18 Sep 1910
James Hammond Died in Kansas City, Kan., Thursday.
James Hammond, 84 years old, died at his home in Kansas City, Kan.,
at 7 o'clock Thursday morning. Until recently he lived on his farm
near Basehor. Mr. Hammond was born in Ireland, but came to America
when he was a boy. In 1875 he was married. The same year he bought
the farm upon which he lived until a few years ago.
Eight children survive Mr. Hammond. They are: Mrs. Mamie Neville,
Chicago; Mrs. Josie Peterson, Chicago; James and Tom Hammond, Mrs.
Tansy Brown, Miss Daisy Hammond, Mrs. Beck Trowbridge, Kansas City,
Kan., and Mrs. Kate Babcock, Linwood. Mrs. Neville was not present
at the funeral.
Funeral services were held at Basehor at 9 o'clock Friday morning.
Burial was in the Glenwood Cemetery. Relatives from Tonganoxie, who
attended the funeral are: Mr. and Mrs. John Cline, Mr. and Mrs. J.
W. Cline, Mr. and Mrs. Asa Phillips and Mrs. Amanda Hammond.
Howard V. Kiser Jr., 80, of Fostoria, passed away Tuesday, July 1, 2014,
at the Good Shepherd Nursing Home. He was born Jan. 1, 2934 in Fostoria to
Howard and Alfreda (Luman) Kiser Sr. He married Catherine Million in
August 1974 in Miami, OK, and she died in December of 1996.
Surviving are a son, Vernon Kiser , of Fostoria; and daughters, Ruth
Redford, Judi Travis and Carol Jurrus, all of Fostoria.
At Howard 's request, there will be no funeral services held. Memorials
may be made to the Activities Fund at the Good Shepherd Nursing Home.
Online Condolences may be sent to the family at www.hffh.net.
Myra Frances (Larson) Jenks, 93, of Merriam, Kansas, passed away on
Saturday, January 21, 2017 at her home, surrounded by her family. Myra was
born on June 15, 1923 to Sanfert L. and Bertha (Dye) Larson in Aurora,
Missouri. In 1935, the family moved to Merriam, Kansas where she attended
Merriam Grade School and met her future husband, Harry Jenks. Myra
graduated from Shawnee Mission Rural High School in 1942. After high
school, Myra worked for Lowell and Campbell until she enlisted in the Army
Medical Corp, attaining the rank of Staff Sargent.
She married Harry L. Jenks on June 30, 1946, and made their home in
Merriam, Kansas. They had three children together, Sherry Lynn, Harry Lee
Jr., and Julie Ann. Myra’s life revolved around her family, being a room
mother, Camp Fire Leader, and Cub Scout Den Mother. She was also a score
keeper for Harry Jr.’s baseball team, The Shack Packers, and never missed
a single game during Julie’s softball career.
When Harry Sr. was elected to the Merriam City Council, Myra also became
active in the city. She was President of Historic Merriam, on the
advisory board of the Irene B. French Community Center and a member of the
Merriam Visitors Bureau. Myra, along with the late Mayor, Irene French,
wrote the History of Merriam. She was also active in her church, Merriam
Christian, singing in the choir, serving as past Chairman of the Community
Outreach Committee, an Elder, a member of Christian Women’s Fellowship and
Church Historian. Myra was also a past President of Merriam Homemakers.
She volunteered for Shawnee Mission Medical Center, where she was honored
as an Outstanding Volunteer and had over 7,500 hours of service. Myra was
an avid Kansas City Royals fan, never missing a game on TV and always kept
She is survived by her three children, Sherry Lynn Howe, Harry L. Jenks,
Jr., Julie Ann Jenks and Donna Kunz of the home; five grandchildren,
Jeffery Howe, Kevin (Jeannette) Howe, Deborah Howe, Buddy Jenks, Jennifer
Jenks (Jason Romanishin); two great granddaughters, Tess Myra Howe, Ruby
Frances Romanishin; sister, Segrid Murphy of Aurora, Missouri; brother,
Phillip E. Larson of Gardner, Kansas; her fur buddy Radar; and many
cousins, nieces and nephews.
Myra was preceded in death by her parents; four brothers, Junior, John
Walter, Charles William, Fred Gilbert; husband; Harry L. Jenks Sr.;
granddaughter, Loretta Lynn Howe; son in law, Michael Howe; and daughter
in law, Paulette Jenks.
Visitation Thurs. from 10~11 a.m., at Merriam Christian Church, with a
funeral service to immediately follow. Burial at Shawnee Mission Memory
Jane Payne, age 82, of Bolivar, passed away Wednesday morning, November
23, 2016, at Parkview Healthcare Facility, in Bolivar.
A complete obituary with survivors, life story, and funeral service
information will be published when arrangements are complete.
Tracy Anna Bryant, 46, of Roscoe passed away Wednesday, November 23, 2016.
Born September 11, 1970 in Kankakee, IL. Married Terry Bryant November 17,
2007 in Belvidere, IL. Employed by Rock River Service Company. Tracy
enjoyed crafting, enjoyed reading, writing poetry, cooking, animals, and
was very involved in the American Diabetes Association. Most of all, Tracy
enjoyed spending time with her grandson.
Survivors include husband, Terry of Roscoe; children, Carolena, Michael,
Amy, Alec; grandson, Aaron; mother-in-law, Marion; brother, Anthony
“Tony”; sister, Nicole; and several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by
beloved maternal grandparents.
Private memorial service to be held in Door County, WI.
Larry G. Quick, 50, El Dorado Springs, died Thursday, November 13, 1997,
at his home. He was born in Warrensburg on November 30, 1946, the son of
Lester and Thelma Louise (Hensley) Quick. He worked in maintenance at
Barrington Manufacturing in El Dorado Springs.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Ann, of the home; two sons, Curtis Quick
of Lamar and Gene Quick of Lowry City; 12 brothers, Harold Quick of
Warrensburg, Ralph Quick of Sedalia, Basil Quick of Louisburg, Louisiana,
Al Quick of El Dorado Springs, Galen Quick of El Dorado Springs, Denzil
Quick and Rodney Quick of Green Ridge, Gary Quick of Hannibal, Randy Quick
of Hughesville, Gerald Quick of Sedalia, Darrel Quick of Kansas City, and
Wendal Quick of Hannibal; two sisters, Patricia Sutton of Green Ridge and
Diane Crawford of El Dorado Springs, and five grandchildren. Funeral
services will be Sunday, November 16, at the Sheldon Chapel in El Dorado
Springs with burial in Benton Green Cemetery.
DAILY DEMOCRAT, Clinton, Missouri
THOMAS MORLEY OBITUARY
Thomas Eugene Morley, age 51, passed away June 9, 2008.
Thomas was born April 15, 1957 to Charles and Wanda (Quick) Morley, Sr.,
in Warrensburg, Missouri.
Thomas was preceded in death by his mother, Wanda Morley and brother,
Thomas will be sadly missed by his father, Charles Morley, Sr.; brother,
Chuck Morley and significant other Sherry Lynch; sister, Debbie Morley and
significant other Tim Page; and a host of nieces, nephews, family and
Thomas has been cremated. No services are scheduled at this time.
Charles E. Morley, Sr., age 80, passed away on December 4th in Kansas
Mr. Morley was born July 20, 1928 in Quinter, Kan., to Frank and Anna
Mr. Morley was preceded in death by his sons, Larry Quick and Thomas
Morley; and Wanda Morley.
He is survived by his son, Chuck Morley, and his significant other, Sherry
Lynch; and daughter, Deborah Morley, and her significant other, Tim Page;
12 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.
Services will be Tuesday at 2:00 p.m., at the Maher-Livingston Funeral
Home, with visitation beginning one hour prior at 1:00 p.m. Interment will
be at Memorial Park Cemetery with military honors by American Legion
Rainbow Post #2. Memorials suggested to the Alzheimer's Association.
Wanda V. Morley
November 25, 2002
The Daily Nonpareil
Wanda V. Morley
The funeral for Wanda Vera Morley, 70, of Council Bluffs will be Friday at
1 p.m. at McCurdy Funeral Home with Chaplain Celeste Sully officiating.
Mrs. Morley died Nov. 24.
She was born in Rich Hill, Mo. She was a nurse's aide at Northcrest
Nursing Home in Council Bluffs for 20 years, retiring in 1995.
Mrs. Morley was preceded in death by a son, Larry Quick, in 1998.
Survivors include her husband, Charles Sr.; one daughter, Deborah Morley,
of Council Bluffs; two sons, Charles and wife, Debra, and Tom, all of
Council Bluffs; one sister, Elsie Thompson, of Sedalia, Mo.; one brother,
Ed Quick, and wife, Jane, of Liberty, Mo.; 12 grandchildren; nine
Visitation with the family will be Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at McCurdy
Funeral Home. Burial will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Walnut Hill Cemetery.
Memorials may be offered to The Salvation Army Tree of Lights.
Elsie Louise Thompson, 75, of Marshall, formerly of Warrensburg, died
Saturday Sept. 9, 2006, at the Big Bend Retreat in Slater.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2006, at the
Sweeney-Phillips & Holdren Funeral Home in Warrensburg. Burial will follow
in the Warrensburg Memorial Garden Cemetery. Pallbearers are Brent Quick,
Randy Quick, Jimmy Martin, Keith Martin, Roy Thompson and Charles "Butch"
Thompson. The family will receive friends on Monday from 7 to 8 p.m. at
the funeral home in Warrensburg. Memorial contributions can by made to the
Alzheimer's Foundation and can be left in care of the funeral home.
She was born on Sept. 16, 1930, in Rich Hill, the daughter of Oscar and
Mary Hester (Cox) Quick.
On Sept. 16, 1949, she married Thomas William Thompson in Warrensburg. He
preceded her in death on July 28, 1995.
She worked at Lamy's Manufacturing Company in Sedalia for 30 years,
retiring in 1995.
She is survived by two daughters, Pat Conaway of Napton and Sandy Spoor of
Mountain View, Ark.; one brother, Edward Quick of Liberty; two grandsons
and six great-grandchilden.
She was preceded in death by one sister, Wanda Morley and one brother
Edward Earl Quick
Missouri Lt. Governor Peter Kinder reflects on Senator Ed Quick’s service
AUGUST 30, 2016 BY BRIAN HAUSWIRTH
Former Missouri Senate President Pro Tem Ed Quick (D-Kansas City) is being
praised as a public servant and a “man of his word” by Lt. Governor Peter
Kinder (R). Quick died Saturday.
Missouri Lieutenant Governor Peter Kinder
Missouri Lieutenant Governor Peter Kinder
“Ed Quick was a man of integrity. He was a soft-spoken gentleman of the
old-school”, Kinder says.
Quick and Kinder served in the Missouri Senate together for 12 years, from
1992 to 2004.
Kinder says while he didn’t always agree with Senator Quick, he always
respected him. Kinder recalls the first few weeks in January 2001, where
Quick and Kinder served as co-President Pro Tems. That’s because
Republicans had 16 seats after the November 2000 election, while Democrats
had 15 with three vacancies. Kinder credits Quick with putting the
people’s business first.
“Other states had not been able to organize the Senate. We were able to
work through that. And it was because of Ed Quick’s reasonable nature, I
think, that made a lot of it possible,” Kinder says.
Republicans won two of the three special elections (John Cauthorn,
R-Mexico, and Dan Klindt, R-Bethany) in January 2001, giving them an
18-seat majority and making Kinder the first GOP Senate President Pro Tem
in 53 years. Quick became Senate Minority Leader, and Kinder says he
worked closely with Quick on the Senate Administration Committee.
Kinder says Quick’s legacy includes the Democrat’s work to pass a major
health insurance program for poor and uninsured children in the 1990s.
Then-Governor Mel Carnahan (D) signed that bill.
Quick’s final year in the Senate was 2004. He was the last Democratic
Senate President Pro Tem. He also served as Clay County Presiding
SENATOR EDWARD E. QUICK
Senator Edward E. Quick, 81, died August 27, 2016, at home. The family
would love for you to join them at a memorial service which will be held
at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 31, at the First Baptist Church, 2205 Iron St.,
NKC, MO 64116. A reception will follow at the church with the family. In
lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Northland Healthcare
Access, PO Box 14414, Parkville, MO 64152, Tri-County Community Mental
Health, 3100 NE 83rd St., KCMO 64119 or IAFF Local 42 Community Service
Fund, 6320 Manchester Ave., KCMO 61433. Ed was born on February 16, 1935,
in Rich Hill, Mo., to Oscar and Hester Quick. He was born with a strong
will, quiet spirit and a determination to make a difference in the world.
At 17 years old, he enlisted in the Navy and fought honorably in Korea.
After serving his country he came back to the Kansas City area and became
a Kansas City Missouri Firefighter. He always said, "when it was too tough
for others, it was just right for station 22." Ed so loved being a
firefighter. During that time he also started a small throw paper called
Quick Midwest Postal with offices in Kansas City, Independence, Wichita
and Springfield. In 1975, as the underdog, he won the election and became
a Kansas City City Councilman representing the 1st District. In 1985 he
ran for and successfully became a Missouri State Senator. Ed rose through
the ranks to become the majority leader, minority leader and the honorable
position of President ProTem of the Missouri State Senate. He retired from
the Senate in 2005. In 2006 he became Clay County's Presiding Commissioner
until 2010. In 2010 he became a part-time lobbyist for Jackson County. Ed
was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters, a brother and his
daughter, Teri. Survivors include his wife, Jane, children, Brent (Shari)
Ellison, Randy Quick, Richard (Sylvia) Quick, Mark (Laurie) Quick, Rebecca
Johnston. Grandchildren Nathan, Marley, Ethan, Gabriella, Adrianne,
Leslie, Tiffany, Katie, Jessica, Amanda and the youngest Ziva and nine
great grandchildren. His family will ever be filled with his love, his
support, his stability and his dancing, intense blue eyes. Ed's wife,
Jane, is forever grateful to Dr. Michael Loggan, Dr. William Bednar and
NKC Hospital for their extraordinary and compassionate medical care. Ed
Quick led a remarkable life filled with joy, sorrow, laughter and lots of
love. He came into this world wanting to make a difference and has left
this world having done just that.
Published in Kansas City Star on Aug. 30, 2016
BY STEVE KRASKE
Ed Quick, the dapper former state senator who represented Clay County in
the Missouri Senate for 20 years, died Saturday.
He was 81. He died of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, a lung ailment.
A Democrat, Quick rose from Kansas City firefighter to the state Senate’s
top position, president pro tem, becoming the first Kansas City lawmaker
to hold the post in four decades. He capped his career with a four-year
term as Clay County presiding commissioner that ended in 2010.
His crowning achievement may have been his work in Jefferson City
overseeing passage of a health insurance program for poor, uninsured
children. He also worked to lower sales taxes on groceries.
Another accomplishment: He was on the initial board of directors to start
Tri-County Mental Health in Clay, Platte and Ray counties.
“He was a wise and steady presence in Jefferson City,” recalled Roy
Temple, chairman of the Missouri Democratic Party who once served as Gov.
Mel Carnahan’s chief of staff in the 1990s. “That was rare enough then.
It’s even rarer now.”
Quick may have been quiet, but Temple said he had a steely resolve. “You
were a fool if you didn’t know that just because he was quiet didn’t mean
he didn’t have an opinion or wasn’t willing to stand up and fight for
things he believed in.
“Part of what made him effective was he wasn't always talking. He had the
ability to listen to what others thought...and facilitate the kinds of
conversations that led to productive outcomes.”
Scott Charton, a former Statehouse correspondent for the Associated Press,
described Quick as a “quiet, humble and courteous man” who was well-liked
by Senate colleagues in both political parties.
“Ed was one of the old school. When he gave his word, that was good
enough,” Charton said.
Born in Rich Hill, Mo., Quick went to school in Higginsville.
He served as a Kansas City firefighter from 1960-1970 before launching his
political career by winning a seat on the Kansas City Council in 1975
representing a 1st District seat in the Northland. He was re-elected twice
and served for 10 years.
In 1985, Quick won the first of five terms in the state Senate from the
17th District in Clay County. He served until 2005 during a time that saw
the Senate transition from decades of Democratic control to a Republican
takeover that continues today.
Quick was elected Senate president pro tem for 1999-2000 after serving two
years as majority leader. During his two years as Senate president, a
fellow senator from Kansas City, Ronnie DePasco, served as Senate majority
leader, giving Kansas City a rare one-two punch in the General Assembly’s
In 2001-2002, he served as Senate minority leader.
“Ed wasn't a grandstander,” said Jim Mathewson, who served as Senate
president pro tem longer than anyone in state history. “He might go two
weeks and never get up on the floor. But when Ed spoke on an issue,
whether he be for it it or against it, people listened.”
Billy Oliver Hutton, 90, Weaubleau, Mo., died July 29, 2016, at Citizens
Memorial Healthcare Facility, Bolivar, Mo. Funeral services were at 2 p.m.
Tuesday, August 2, at Hathaway-Peterman Chapel with Rev. Allen Perkins
officiating. Burial was Crutsinger Cemetery, Weaubleau, Mo., with military
honors provided by the Galmey V.F.W. Post #9638 under the direction of
Hathaway-Peterman Funeral Home, Wheatland, Mo. Visitation was from 12:30-2
p.m. Tuesday prior to the service at the funeral home.
The Index, 6/5/1924
E. D. Brown Dead.
Mr. Brown a Citizen of Weaubleau Many Years
News came Monday of the death of Emmet. D. Brown, of Weaubleau. He
had been sick last few weeks, at first pneumonia fever and later
further ailments which could not be checked caused his death. He
passed away Sunday evening, about 5 o'clock. Mr. Brown was a good
citizen, a business man as proprietor of a grocery in his city for
Laura E. Wilson Cogle
The Index, 5/29/1924
While all nature was hushed as if in obeisance, Death's silent
sentinel again visited our midst and Laura E. Wilson Cogle was called
to that land from whence no traveler ever returns.
Laura E. Wilson Cogle was born near Quincy, Missouri November 16,
1861 and departed this life near the same place on May 8, 1924. Aged
62 years 5 months and 22 days. She united with the Christian Church
when 16 years of age and thereafter lived a devoted Christian life.
She was married to John T. Cogle Oct. 28, 1880 to this union were
born seven children, Effa M. Reser, Preston; Emma A. McCaslin,
Osceola; Ollie I. McCaslin, Quincy; Nellie M. Miller, Gerster; Ada N.
Gardner, San Bernardino, Calif.; Chas. L. Cogle, Kansas City and Seth
T. Cogle Deepwater all of whom were present as their mother's death
except Charles who arrived in time for the funeral, which was
conducted at the residence one-half mile north of Quincy. The
deceased was interred at Mt. Zion cemetery amid a large concourse of
sorrowing friends and relatives. Funeral services were conducted by
Rev. Mahanay of Springfield.
The Index, 5/29/1924
(Robert Lee Johnson)
Boy Shot And Killed Monday.
News came by wire Monday evening of a very sad affair happening in
this county west of Pittsburg and near Antioch church. Prosecuting
Attorney Chrisope was notified of the killing of a mere boy aged
about 13 years at the home of George Johnson in the afternoon. As we
learn from the story, the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Johnson were away
from home having gone to Bolivar. The boys of this home, three of
whom were 9, 11 and 13 years of age were left at home and the one
aged 13 was killed by a shot gun wound, the load striking him in the
temple removing the fore part of the head seemed the gun was
discharged at close range. After the happening the younger boys went
to the home of a near neighbor by the name of Quick and reported the
fact that their brother had been shot dead but that they did not do
it. Neighbors found the dead boy as the brothers had said. We
further learn there was a shotgun in the home in a rack, that the
father said there were only two shells about the home and only one
loaded shell was found but an empty shell was in the gun and the gun
in the rack as had been before. It is said the boy killed died with
a firm grip on an iron poker used about the fire place. It is indeed
a sad affair and little is known as to how it came about. A
coroner's jury was empaneled, sworn and handled the case by what
evidence they could obtain before John P. Dennis, Justice of the
Peace, and we learn the verdict was that the boy came to his death at
hands of himself or younger brothers.
The Index, 5/29/1924
Grandma Ingra Bergstrom Passes Away
Mrs. Ingra Bergstrom, the wife of Peter Bergstrom, deceased died at
the home of her son, Emil, east of town last Saturday at 2:30 p.m.
This splendid aged lady with her husband came to this county in an
early day and settled in the Sweede settlement east of Hermitage
founded by her brother, Judge Peter Solberg who we believe was the
first to come, more than 50 years ago. In addition to the son, Emil
whom we had mentioned, the other children of this union are Mrs.
Charles Carlstrom, a son Henry, of this county and a son, John H.,
who resides with his family in the state of California. Mrs.
Bergstrom was a sister of Mrs. Eric Peterson who survives, also to
the late Ole Solberg deceased, and an Aunt of Eric Eklof. The
funeral service was held at Victory church and interment in Clark
The Index, 4/24/1924
R. H. Collins was born August 6, 1849. Departed this life April 6,
1924. In 1873 he was married to Mrs. Dolie Clasby. Together they
united with the Baptist church of Macedonia. To this union four
children were born. Mrs. C. C. Brookshire, of Weaubleau; Mrs. F. M.
Lane, of Skull Valley, Ariz., who died in 1916. Henry Collins who
died in infancy, and George R. Collins, who lives in Joplin, Mo. He
leaves several half brothers and sisters, ten grandchildren, and a
host of relatives and friends. He was posted on the Bible and lived
consistently by his belief and understanding of the word. Funeral
services were conducted by the writer at the home of his daughter,
Mrs. C. C. Brookshire and the remains were laid to rest at the
Eld. W. S. Birdsong
Thomas R. Wyatt
The Index, 4/24/1924
A Comrade Gone
With sadness we note in the St. Clair County Republican, the passing
over to that undiscovered country, April 11th 1924, our friend and
comrade Thomas R. Wyatt, of Gerster, Mo. Well be we, the undernamed
comrades remember the first day of Mar. 1862, more than 62 years ago
at Pittsburg Hickory county, Mo., the enrollment and muster into
service of Co. "C" 8th M.S.M. Cav., when Thomas R. Wyatt, a mere
stripling of a boy was one of our number. While our hearts are sad
at his going away, yet it is a pleasure for us to testify that
"Tommy" had and deserved the esteem and good will of every man in the
company. He was never known shirk or evade a duty, he was of a
generous cheerful disposition, ever ready and willing to render help
in time of need to those in distress; he went into the dangerous
places with manly courage, never a whimper was heard from "Tommy."
On the many long weary marches thru storm, rain, snow, mud and cold
he went without a murmur He had the abiding confidence and good will
of the officers and all the boys. When the fratricidel struggle was
ended, and he was mustered out of service at St. Louis, in March 1865
after three years of honorable service he returned to his home in St.
Clair county and became an honored citizen and good neighbor and so
continued his honorable manhood. And thus when the summons came, and
the roll was called by the Great Commander he was ready to answer
"Here." So may it be with the remaining eight of us that are yet in
line in this temporary camp. We know that the muster out roll will
soon be completed for us all.
John N. Price
Jas. H. Mashburn
Andrew J. Tillery
Thos. C. Mashburn
Geo. W. Mashburn
John Barb Pitts
The Index, 4/24/1924
Elder L. J. Tatum Passes Away
News came Monday morning announcing the death of Elder Landrine J.
Tatum at his home near the old homestead where he resided with a
daughter and husband Mr. and Mrs. John Agee. This venerable old
citizen and Minister of the Gospel lived till the old age of little
past 92 years, born Feb. 22, 1832. Elder Tatum was one of the great
leaders of the Missionary Baptist church in this section of Missouri
and in this county as our history states churches are dotted over the
country of which he was a strong factor in their organization and
building; one of the early ones we think to mention was organized at
Macedonia north of Wheatland in the year 1874 which is perhaps the
stronger church in the county and many others at about that time. A
good man has quit the walks of life and has passed on to his final
reward and rest. He was perhaps as widly known as any citizen of our
county. More will be said of him as a tribute to his memory.
Second Obit--- The Index, 6/19/1924
Elder L. J. Tatum was born in Ash County, North Carolina, February
22nd 1832, and passed away on April 21st 1924. He lived 92 years 1
month and 28 days, enjoyed good health while he lived here on this
earth and after sleeping through the night aroused about eight
o'clock in the morning for a few moments only to pass on to a better
world to live forever and ever. He had not been well for several
days, but did not seem to suffer.
With him at the time of his death was his oldest daughter, Thedosia,
who through his desire cared for him constantly during the last eight
and one-half years, trying as best she could to fill the vacancy left
in his life since the good companion and mother had passed away on
November 17, 1914.
Funeral services were conducted in the old home church the Ebenezer
Baptist church of Dooley's Bend, by Eld. H. R. McCain, Baptist
Minister of Preston, Mo., on April 22nd 1924, and the mortal so
dearly loved was interred in Dooley Bend Cemetery. Among the songs
he loved so well they sang "I'm Going Home to Die No More," "Shall We
Gather at the River," and "I Shall Know Him."
He is survived by two daughters, Theodosia B. with whom he made his
home and Georgia T. of Los Angeles, Calif. Also there are surviving
him 10 grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren and one
great-great-grandchild. One little daughter died in infancy, and
another daughter, Margaret, lived to the age of 5 years. He was the
step-father of Mrs. Sallie A. Moore of Otis, Colorado; Mrs. Elizabeth
Mashburn of Humansville, Mo., who passed away a few years ago, and L.
C. Sheriff of Independence, Kansas. Besides being a father and
fatherly to those mentioned, he lovingly received and raised one of
his grandchildren, Atha Lea Dent, who was left fatherless in his
home, and who was always proud to call him father.
He was converted in Gilmer County, Georgia, at the age of 16, and at
that time consecrated his life to God for the Ministry, and was never
at any time afterward unfaithful in his duty to God in his promise to
"Go ye into all the world and preach the gospel***." In his boyhood
community he was the means of the conversion of several of his
schoolmates and schoolteacher, who were baptised with him shortly
With the beginning of the Civil War, he discovered himself a Union
man on Southern soil, but with his family made a safe journey to the
Union States, traveling from Georgia to Hickory County, Mo., with
oxen teams and a Tennessee wagon. He had many threatening dangers,
and has testified many times to the protection of God through this
experience. He landed in Hickory County in the year 1864 and began
building the home where he lived until about two years before his
There were only three little Baptist churches within reach of him at
that time, and with them he began carrying out his life work. The
Baptist showed their appreciation of his efforts and capability by
sending him to Theological school which was the preparatory step for
him, but his life was spent as a student. He studied to show himself
approved and never had time for frivolities. He kept posted on the
topics of the day and could talk interestingly and intelligently on
the religious doings of the world as well as the political topics.
He was at one time a member of the Masonic Order, but not caring for
secret organizations, did not attend and was finally dropped from
He helped to organize the Old Baptist Association and attended 48
annual meetings of this Association, being the Clerk for 21 years,
the Moderator for 20 years, and was Missionary for 7 years. He
became a life member of the General Baptist State Association in
1876. He was local manager of the Baptist Publication Society from
the year 1878. He was a Pastor, pastoring churches throughout his
own country and adjoining counties up until the last few years of his
life and preached the gospel for 74 years. He baptised converts into
the Baptist denomination in North Carolina, Georgia, Arkansas and
Missouri. He was a strong Debator, and won many debates in the
defense of his doctrine. The seed sowed by this man of God in that
early days has yielded a bountiful harvest.
He freely gave to the relief of the needy, for prohibition, to the
building of churches, to Sunday Schools, pastor's salaries, to
Missions, district, home state and foreign, to colleges, theological
seminaries at home and abroad, to the Orphans Home at St. Louis, and
the home for the Aged at Ironton, Mo. He always manifested that
Southern hospitality, joyfully inviting all into his home for meals
or a nights lodging, free of charge.
To quote from his own words, he said: "In all good conscience I have
tried to obey the Lord regardless of consequences. I have earnestly
contended for the faith which was once delivered to the saints, Jude;
3. 'While passing through the Vally of Baka I have tried to make it a
well. Psa. The chief concern of my life has been for the salvation
of souls' and the advancement of the kingdome of the Lord Jesus. In
my long life I have nothing better and that affords more Peace and
Joy than to "Fear God and keep his commandments." The favors and
blessings of God have been with me all my life. I'll praise Him
world without end. By grace through Faith I am saved and will soon
be at rest."
G. W. Oliver
The Index, 4/17/1924
On Wednesday p.m. March the 12th, 1924 our hearts were made sad when
the message came telling us that G. W. Oliver had passed from months
of suffering to the dawn of a new life. He was born in Green County,
Indiana, Nov. 14, 1849, and came to Hickory County, Missouri in the
year 1866 where he resided most of the time until his death. At the
age of 22 he was married to Elizabeth Wright. To this union one
child was born, who died in infancy. The mother preceded it a few
On April 6, 1880 he was married to Annie Mitchell Stephens. To this
union eight children were born. Two died in infancy. Those living
to mourn his loss are: Mrs. Fred Probst, Ollie Lowden, Lizzie
Parrot, Ben Oliver, all of Kansas City; Effie Nelson and Chas Oliver
of Cross Timbers, Mo. All of whom were with him when death called
him home. His health began failing three years ago while living in
Kansas City, Mo. He was impressed with the thought that he could not
live much longer and expressed a desire to go back to Cross Timbers
to spend the remainder of his life. Since coming back he continued
to fall gradually. During the winter of 1922 he suffered from an
attack of the flu which left his heart in a very weakened condition
and from that time on till death he suffered so much with shortness
of breath. During the fall of 1923 in November, he grew so much
worse and the Drs. said he could not last long, that his children and
a step son Lester Stephens, of Iowa, were called to come at once.
But to the glad surprise of all, he gained strength enough in a few
weeks, to walk up to town a few times but ere long became so weak he
was never able to be out of his room any more. All was done for him
that a patient, loving wife and children could do to make his last
days comfortable and happy. His neighbors and friends were so kind
and assisted in every way they could. Words fail us to express our
gratitude. We commend each member of the family, all of his
neighbors and friends, to the tender care of Him who doeth all things
well and may they have that blessed assurance that some day they
shall see him again. About a week previous to his death he said to
his wife, "If I could see all the children once more I could die
satisfied. They came and were with him till death took him away.
The day before he passed away he called all of the children to him
and said, "I want you all to be good to your mother." What a
comforting thought to his afflicted companion to know his last words
were in behalf of her welfare. He was a kind husband and a good
father. The home is sad and lonely without him. He was of a jovial
disposition at home and abroad. Made friends whereever he went. We
shall always have pleasant memories of him. He accepted Christ as
his Savior when just a boy but in later years for reasons unknown to
the writer he became indifferent about his religious duties but
thanks be to our Master who caused him to see the error of his way
and in 1910 he united with the Christian church at Cross Timbers,
Mo., and was faithful unto death. Funeral services were conducted by
Bro. Willet at the Christian church. Where a large crowd of
sorrowing relatives, neighbors and friends were present to show their
love and respect for him. His body was laid to rest in the Cross
Timbers Cemetery to await the call in the resurrection morn.
The Index, 4/17/1924
John W. Robinett
The phantom form of death has again entered our community and severed
the silver cord of life. By his coming, he has taken from us a
cherished husband, father and neighbor, John W. Robinett, age 69
years 3 months and four days.
He was born in Monroe County, Tenn., and at the age of 16, came to
Missouri settling near Fairfield. A short time afterwards he moved
to a farm near the Pleasant Grove Church North and West of Wheatland,
Mo. On Jan. 7, 1875 he was united in marriage with Miss Elizabeth
Eaton. To this union was born five children, Guy, who has preceded
him to the better world; Anna, who still resides with her parents
near Weaubleau; James, who has also passed to the Great Beyond from
which no traveler ever returns; Arley, who has made his home in
Kansas City for some months, and Johnnie who now resides in Colton,
About 12 years ago the family moved to a farm southeast of Weaubleau,
where they were living at the time of Mr. Robinett's death. His
remains were laid to rest in the Robinett Cemetery near Weaubleau.
All was done that skilled physicians and loving hands could do but
all to know avail. The Father looked down upon the bed of pain to
which he had been confined for six weary weeks, and said "It is
enough." Early Wednesday morning his immortal spirit found a home
"not made with hands eternal in the heavens." His life of Christian
character and his fellowship in the Baptist church which began over
thirty years ago, prove to the world that his spirit is "safe in the
arms of Jesus." His life was full of cheerfullness, always going
about his work with a song on his lips. One of his old favorite
songs "On Jordan's Stormy Banks I Stand" was sung at the funeral
services, which were conducted at the home by the writer. His
departure leaves behind an aged companion who has shared his joys and
sorrows for nearly half a century, two sons with their wives and
children, one daughter, two daughters-in-law and a host of other
relatives and friends. The entire community will feel the loss of
this friend and brother from our midst.
The Index, 4/10/1924
Uncle George W. Blackwell Dead.
We mentioned last week the matter of Uncle George W. Blackwell being
transferred from here to Nevada Hospital, for treatment and news came
Friday morning of his death which occurred there that morning about
three o'clock. His remains were ordered prepared by an Undertaker at
Nevada, were shipped to Weaubleau and arrived at the old home
Saturday evening and on Sunday at 11 o'clock his body was brought to
the family burial ground at Hermitage cemetery and after a funeral
service conducted by Elder J. T. Ferguson were consigned to the
grave. His family and relatives and a large crowd of friends were
present to pay tribute of respect to the aged citizen who was known
to every one in this section.
The Index, 11/29/1928
John H. Mashburn was born near Elkton, Hickory county, Mo., May 17,
1847, and died at his home in Stroud, Oklahoma, November 15th, 1928,
age 81 years 5 months and 28 days. At the age of 17 he enlisted in
the Union Army, Company H. 14 Regiment, Mo., Cavalry, and served in
that capacity until honorably discharged at the close of the war. At
the age of 19 he was converted and joined the Ebineezer church in
Dooly Bend. September 27, 1868 he was married to Selenda D.
Bollinger, and a host of friends and relatives who were present at
their wedding and only three now living. Mrs. J. H. Mashburn, Mr.
Geo. W. Mashburn, and Mrs. Fanny George. Six children were born to
this union, one dieing in infancy and Mrs. Florence Hatcher at the
age of 45. The four living children are: Minnie Robinson Halfway,
Mo., B.E. Mashburn, North Dakota, J.T. and W. E. Mashburn, of Stroud,
Oklahoma. There is now living 19 grandchildren and 15
great-grandchildren. Mr. Mashburn had been a deacon in the Baptist
church for about 40 years. In his last illness which was extended
for a period of two years, he manifested the fortitude and patience
that are characteristic of an unfailing trust in Christ. Having made
such arrangements concerning his earthly affairs as he thought
needful Mr. Mashburn spent the last several months in meditation upon
things above. Such employment of his time enabled him to have
quietness and peacefulness. His loved ones and friends in observing
his calm and severe spirit were reminded of the promise "Thou wilt
keep him in perfect peace whos mind is stayed on Thee." Funeral
services were conducted in the First Baptist church, Stroud,
Oklahoma, November 17th at 2:30 P.M. Rev. C. F. Siler of Tulsa,
preached the Funeral sermon, assisted by G. S. Carlton, pastor of the
Stroud church. The remains were laid to rest in the Stroud cemetery
The Index, 11/19/1928
The deceased of this sketch, Mrs. Ida Mae Sapp, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. L. B. Dooly, was born in Hickory county, Missouri, August 30,
1880 and died at her home near Elkton, August 31, 1928. Age 48 years
and 1 day. She was united in marriage to Eckard M. Sapp, November
17, 1901. To this union were born five children, four girls and one
boy. Mrs. Robert Hunt, Davie, Marie, Mabel, and Velma Sapp, all of
Elkton which were at her side at time of death. She leaves to mourn
her loss a loving husband, five children, one grandchild, an aged
father and mother, five brothers, four sisters, and a host of
relatives and friends. A brother and sister preceded her to better
land while they were yet young. She was the oldest of a family of 12
children. She professed her faith in Christ while young, and lived a
true devoted Christian life until God saw fit to call her home. She
was afflicted five years with complicated diseases until in April
when the painful disease Dropsy, set in which later being the cause
of her death. She bore her suffering kind and patiently and all was
done for her that kind loving hands could do. She was a devoted wife
and a kind loving mother. She summoned her family, father and
mother, brothers, sisters and friends to meet her in Heaven where
there'll be no more parting. She was not afraid to die and was ready
and willing to meet her Savior face to face. The funeral services
were conducted by Rev. Ernest Jones, Saturday, September 1, 1928, at
the Galmey church, and the remains were tenderly laid to rest in the
Dooly Bend cemetery, amid a host of relatives and friends.
The Index, 5/4/1922
The subject of this sketch Jesse L. Nelson, was born Sept. 16, 1853,
died April 17, 1922, aged 68 years, 7 months and 1 day. Was married
to Eliza Samples Oct. 8, 1882, and to this union were born 7
children, 5 sons and 2 daughters, all the children were present at
the funeral except one son, Richard, of Malta Bend, Mo. Eliza
Nelson, his wife, died May 28, 1900, at which time the children were
most all small but Bro. Nelson kept them all together till they were
grown or married. The subject of this sketch had been in failing
health for some time and was at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Nancy
Ables, when the final summons came--come up higher. Bro. Nelson was
converted in what was called the secret prayer meeting at Nemo, and
joined the Baptist church of Bethel at Nemo, Hickory County,
Missouri, A.D. 1893, and lived a devoted Christian life, being a
Deacon in the church of his choice. In the death of Bro. Nelson the
community has lost a good citizen, the church a faithfil worker and
the children a loving and kind father, as the writer of this has
often heard him talk and pray for the spiritual welfare of his
children. The body was tenderly laid to rest in the Bethel cemetery
beside his loving companion April 18, 1922. Funeral services were
conducted by Corneilus Ferguson. The Lord gave and the Lord taketh
away. Blessed be the name of the Lord. Teach us to say in the midst
of every ill I will bow to thy sweet will. I'll love obey and trust
The Index, 3/29/1928
Kenneth Howard Herbert
"While the child was yet alive, I fasted and wept; for I said, Who
can tell whether God will be gracious to me, that the child may live?
"But now he is dead, wherefore shall not return to me"--II Samuel,
These words of the Psalmist prompted by the grief incident to giving
up his little boy in death, are a source of comfort to parents who
have felt the chilling breath of the grim reaper upon their hearts as
he goes forth bearing a sweet, pure little flower, like Kenneth
Howard Herbert, who passed out of this life February 28, 1928.
The parents, with their "suffering little one" were in a St. Joseph
hospital several days, making a strong flight against the ravages of
disease. In the afternoon of the above date the cord of life gave
way, and the spirit took its flight, back to God who had given it to
brighten the home of Mr. and Mrs. Lee Herbert, these last six years.
What a gracious benevolence God bestowed on a sorrowing world, when
He inspired the prophet Isiah to say of the coming of God's Son as
the great Shepherd of the sheep; "He shall gather the lambs with His
arm and carry them in His bosom."
The Presbyterian church at New Point was crowded with sympathizing
friends, in a funeral service conducted by the Rev. G. W. Hawley, of
St. Joseph, at 1:00 o'clock the afternoon of March 1. The body was
laid to rest in the cemetery north-west of New Point.
Surviving, beside the parents are two sisters, Helen and Reva, and
one brother, John Charles. Many friends will join in sympathy with
these bereaved folk, in their hour of sorrow.
The Index, 2/29/1928
Melville H. Cooper was born June 28, 1845 and departed this life Mar.
19, 1928, age 82 years, 8 months and 22 days. He was married Dec.
12, 1869 to Laurah F. Pitts. To this union was born three children,
two of whom preceded him to the better world while young. One
daughter, Bonnie Bowen, with whom he made his home, is still living.
At the age of 16 he expressed his faith in God's saving power, and
was baptized in infancy. He loved the Sunday school work and when
able was always in attendance. He served his country as a soldier in
the Civil War, and served as county officer for several years. He
was known as a man of integrity and was loved by those with whom he
was associated. He had been in poor health and a great sufferer from
disease for several years, but he bore his suffering with patience
and Christian fortitude.
Posted on July 1, 2016 by Mullinax Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc.
In Loving Memory James West, 47 of Deep Water, Missouri passed away June
25, 2016 at Research Medical Center in Kansas City, Missouri. Cremation,
with private family services. Services under the direction of Mullinax
Funeral Home, Butler, Missouri (660-679-0009). Messages of condolence may
be left for the family at http://www.mullinaxfuneralhome.com.
John C. Walter, age 63, of Fostoria, died Friday, May 6, 2016 at his
residence. He was born March 14, 1953 in Kansas City, Kansas the son of
Willie and Catherine (Million) Walter. He is survived by his sister,
Helen Alice. He is preceded in death by his parents; brother, Charlie.
John worked in construction for many years.
There are no services.
Posted On Sat. May 7th, 2016By : Review Times
John Walter, 63 of Fostoria, died Friday, May 6, 2016 at his residence.
Services are pending with MANN-HARE-HOENING FUNERAL HOME, Fostoria
March 8, 2016 - March 16, 2016
Ruth Harris King passed away on March 16, 2016. At her passing she was 99
years old. Ruth was the daughter of Ed Harris and Elizabeth Emberton
Harris, born on March 8, 1917.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Selby King, her brothers;
Merrill and Kenny Harris, and her sister; Norine Harris Martin. She is
survived by her family, Elizabeth (Lib) and Larry Turner, her
grandchildren, Mike Lorimor, Katie and Joe Brown, Jen and Jerremy NeSmith,
Ashley and Matt Lasiter, and great grandchildren; Lyricke, Lauryn, Bailee,
Joe, Keaton, Kaedynce, Turner, Isabelle and Abigail, and Jadan. She is
also survived by many nieces, nephews and great nephews.
Ruth was an educator, earning her teaching certificate at Missouri State
Teachers College in Springfield, MO. She served Preston, Wheatland,
Hermitage and Weaubleau school districts, teaching high school English,
French and Commerce.
She was very proud of her memberships in both The Order of the Eastern
Star (a life member) and the Delta Cappa Gamma, Mo Alpha Tau sorority.
As a retired English teacher, she has requested that instead of flowers, a
donation be made to a library of choice.
Her Celebration of life is under the direction of Pitts Chapel, Bolivar,
MO. The service will be held on Saturday, March 19, 2016 at 11:00 AM, with
a visitation one hour prior to the service, at 10:00 AM, in Pitts Chapel.
Family and friends may leave condolences at www.greenlawnfuneralhome.com.
Her family wishes to thank all of the caregivers of CMHCF, and CMH Hospice
for the care, concern, and attention given to our mother and to our
Gregory Elliott Woody
(April 9th, 1975 - September 26th, 2015)
Gregory Elliott Woody, age 40 passed away Saturday, September 26, 2015 in
Loveland, Colorado. He was born April 9, 1975, to Mike and Elizabeth Woody
in Springfield, Missouri. He graduated from Ozark High School, where he
was active in varsity football and other sports. His passion for the
outdoors moved him from the Ozark Mountains to the majestic Colorado
Rockies. His years there were filled with a multitude of experiences and
adventures. He was filled with peace and awe through the beauty of this
country and the love of many friends. The outpouring of sorrow and
appreciation from his friends and family in Colorado has been tremendous.
Greg was preceded in death by his mother Elizabeth. He is survived by his
father and mother, Mike and Jean Ann Woody, of Ozark; his son, Maddyn and
his mother Carrine Gann of Springfield; his brothers, Jon Woody of Ozark
and Toby Blansit of Ozark; his sisters, Sarah Woodard and husband Luke of
St. Louis, Ashley Lorei and husband Ryan of Leawood, Kansas, and Susannah
Sotos and husband T.J. of Mission Hills, Kansas. He is also survived by
his grandmother, Gloria Woody, of Springfield, his two nieces and four
nephews, and a host of uncles, aunts, cousins, and many friends. A
Celebration Of Life Memorial Service will be 1:00 P.M. Saturday, October
3, 2015 in Barnes Family Funeral Home, Ozark, Missouri. Visitation will be
held 11:00A.M. to 1:00 P.M. in the funeral home prior to the service.
Online condolences may be shared at www.barnesfamilyfunerals.com. Those
wishing to honor Greg with donations for his son’s care and education may
be made to: The Maddyn Fund c/o Mike Woody 549 East Indian Valley Drive,
Ozark, MO 65721 or donations may be made online at GoFundMe.com/Maddyn
The State Journal, Nov. 1873.
Horrible Affair--Last Tuesday, Mr. Griffen who lived with his widowed
mother about six miles south of Tuscumbia, while she was gone to church,
(he being at his brother-in-law's when she left,) went home and after
staying around awhile built up a large fire, (and it is supposed took a
fit he being subject to fits,) locked and barred the door and fell with
his head in the fire. When his mother came home after church, she found
the door fastened and not hearing any noise, she went over to W. C.
Griffen's house and in company with some of the family went back and burst
open the door, when an awful sight met their view. Mr. Griffen lay
prostrate on the floor stone dead, and his head burned to a cinder, even
the flesh was all burned off his neck and shoulders, so that one of his
shoulder blades was exposed.
Mr. John Griffen was about 30 years old, and would weigh about 200 pounds,
and was in good health at the time of his death, (except that he was
subject to fits and has been ever since he was a boy), which of late has
caused him to be very cross and morose and to try and seclude himself as
much as possible. If it were not for the horrible manner in which he met
his death, we would venture the suggestion that it will prove a relief to
himself, and also to his friends.
Gary D. Peterman, 66, Wheatland, passed away April 7, 2017, in
Springfield. He was born May 5, 1950, in Osceola, the son of Robert Paul
and Wilma Jean (Sutt) Peterman.
Gary grew up in Collins. He enjoyed working cattle on the farm with his
dad and rabbit, squirrel and quail hunting. He especially enjoyed it when
Elzie D. Richter took him quail hunting.
Gary was saved at the age of 10 years old and was a member of the Coon
Creek Baptist Church, Collins.
He attended Collins School all 12 years and was in the final graduating
class of Collins High School in 1968. The following years after, Collins
School only served elementary to middle school and Linda was in one of the
last eighth grade classes to attend Collins. Years later, when Collins
became only an elementary school, his daughter, Lindsay, was in fifth
grade the year the school closed completely and all classes were moved to
Gary attended Southwest Baptist College at Bolivar for a couple of years
and then moved to Dallas, TX and attended the Dallas Institute of Mortuary
Science graduating with honors on Aug. 17, 1973.
Gary served his apprenticeship at Newcomer’s Funeral Home in Kansas City
then in 1980 he and Clarence Hackleman bought the Chicken Mary’s
Restaurant that had been fire damaged and remodeled it and built the
Hackleman-Peterman Funeral Home of El Dorado Springs. He was always
thankful to Hack for starting the business with him and being such a good
partner. They served many families in the community and surrounding areas
for years. In 1987, Gary sold his half of Hackleman-Peterman Funeral Home
On April 3, 1982, Gary was united in marriage to Linda Ann Hensley and to
this union two children were born, Derek and Lindsay.
In August of 1982, Gary and Linda bought the Hathaway Funeral Home of
Wheatland. That was when they met a young man that was mowing the lawn,
washing cars, and raking leaves for Gilbert Hathaway. To this day, Ronnie
Fellers, whom Gary called his “Main Man,” is still doing all his old
duties along with his many other funeral director duties. Ronnie also
helped Gary at the farm almost on a daily basis.
In 1985, Gary and Linda bought land east of town and started construction
of the Hathaway-Peterman Funeral Home of Wheatland which was completed in
On Jan. 25, 1984, Derek Ryan was born. Gary was so proud and happy to
become a father. In Derek’s first years of life, Derek probably traveled
as many miles via four wheeler as car. Gary taught Derek all the things
Gary loved to do as a child such as turkey, quail and pheasant hunting
along with fishing and raising cattle on the farm.
On Aug. 24, 1987, Lindsay Rachelle was born, the first girl born into the
Peterman family in over 60 years. Gary was proud to have a girl. Gary
taught Lindsay how to fish and how to shoot a gun. They enjoyed shooting
at targets for practice together. He loved watching Lindsay play high
school athletics and attended as many of her basketball and softball games
as he could.
On May 2, 2010, just three days before his 60th birthday, Gary became a
papa for the first time when Quintin Cole was born to Derek and Chelsea.
Two years later they had another child, Clayton Jasper, who was born on
March 28, 2012. Gary loved being a papa and teaching the boys about the
cattle and farming. Gary enjoyed any activity with the boys from playing
games to reading books to drawing pictures. On Saturday mornings Gary
would drive out to Derek’s house, pick up him and the boys and they would
go to the farm. They always had a good trip to the farm, where they would
feed, and admire the bulls, cows and calves.
In early October 2016 Gary suffered a severe stroke. Complications from
that stroke over the next six months lead to dire health problems. With
his family by his side Gary fought bravely against multiple infections and
complications. Gary fought his final six months regularly reinforcing to
his loved ones that he was starting down the road to recovery. The road
and the battle ended for Gary in the early morning hours of April 7, 2017.
Gary was a good ole boy. He was a great man, and the greatest husband,
father and grandfather that he could be.
Services were Tuesday, April 11, at Hathaway-Peterman Chapel with Rev.
Kent Parson officiating. Burial was in Robinson Cemetery, Collins, under
the direction of Hathaway-Peterman Funeral Home, Wheatland.
The Chillicothe Constitution-Tribune (Chillicothe, Missouri) 21 Aug 1980
Man Electrocuted Working on Truck
Bowling Green, Mo. -- A rural Bowling Green man was accidentally
electrocuted Wednesday night while working on his truck at his home,
Pike County authorities said.
Coroner J. O. Mudd said Raymond Riley, 59 was apparently lying under
the vehicle and using a welding instrument when the utensil shorted
and dropped a hot wire across his arm.
Albany Ledger (Albany, Missouri) 5 Apr 1907 Friday
Charles Lee Shepherd
Attended Funeral of Brother
Thomas J. Shepherd received word Saturday morning that his brother
Charles had died at his home near Flag Springs that morning and he
left the same day to attend the funeral. The brother had been in
failing health for the past two years and his death was not
unexpected. He was 39 years old and leaves a wife and three
children. The funeral was held Sunday afternoon and the burial took
place at the family burying ground near Whitesville.
The Albany Capital (Albany, Missouri) 2 Jan 1919 Thursday
T. J. Shepperd Dead
Word came to G. W. Shepherd of Albany that his cousin (and his nephew
by marriage), Thomas J. Shepherd, died at his home three miles east
of Whitesville, Mo., last Saturday night at 10 o'clock, after only
three or four days' sickness with influenza, followed by pneumonia.
Deceased was born in 1860 on a farm within half a mile of where he
died. He was a member of a remarkable family, in that his father,
mother, two sisters and four brothers all averaged more than 250
pounds each, the father, mother, two sisters and one brother having
died within the last few years.
T. J. Shepherd was well known here, having moved with his family here
twenty years or more ago, and having resided on the Hundley farm just
west of Albany most of the time till he moved back to Whitesville
about five or six years ago.
Mr. Shepherd was a member of the Christian church and of Albany
Lodge, I.O.O.F. He was a genial man and a good citizen, and his
friends here will regret to learn of his sudden death from the
epidemic which is taking such heavy toll throughout the United
States. He is survived by his wife and five daughters, two of the
latter being now very sick with influenza.
Burial was at Whitesville last Sunday afternoon.
Albany Ledger (Albany, Missouri) 2 Jan 1919 Thursday
Death of Former Albany Resident
After a ten days' suffering from influenza, Thomas Jefferson Shepherd
passed away at his home, northeast of Whitesville, Dec. 28th, 1918.
Tom, as he was known to everyone here, was born in Andrew county,
Mo., January 14, 1860, being at the time of his death 58 years, 11
months and 16 days old.
On Oct. 5, 1887, he was united in marriage to Miss Pernecia Jane
Smith of Albany. To this union was born five daughters, all of whom
are living. They are Mrs. John Earls, Mrs. James Hackenberry, Misses
Pearl, Ada and Florence, who are at home. He also leaves six
grandchildren, two brothers and a number of other relatives and
friends to mourn his death.
Deceased spent most of his life in Andrew county, all excepting the
fifteen years that he lived on what is known as the J. H. Hundley
farm, south of the depot. He later moved back to Andrew county to
the farm, where he remained until death claimed him.
Some sixteen years ago he joined the Yeoman lodge here, where he
still holds his membership. He also joined the I.O.O.F. here, but
later put his membership in the Whitesville lodge.
Several years ago he joined the Christian church here during a
meeting conducted by Brother Mattox. About three years ago he put
his membership in the Whitesville Christian church.
Funeral services were held by Bro. Marvin on Sunday, Dec. 20th, at
the Whitesville cemetery, where the body was laid to rest till the
Albany Ledger (Albany, Missouri) 30 Oct 1903 Friday
Mary Ann Yates Shepherd
T. J. Shepherd returned the latter part of last week from
Whitesville, Andrew county, where he had been a week or so on account
of the illness and finally the death of his mother, Mrs. Mary
Shepherd. Her death occurred on Tuesday of last week, after an
illness of thirteen months, which baffled the skill of a number of
physicians. Her age was 65 years, and she was an old and well known
resident of that part of Andrew county. The burial took place
Wednesday at Whitesville.
The St. Joseph Weekly Gazette (St. Joseph, Missouri) 7 May 1891 Thursday
A SUDDEN DEATH
Joshua Yates Dies Very Suddenly at Lake Contrary
Dr. Riley was summoned very hurriedly to Lake contrary Sunday morning
to attend Joshua Yates, a horseman who is training a number of horses
at that point.
Yates was a well known resident of Andrew county living near
Whitesville, where he had a racing stock farm. When Dr. Riley
reached his patient he found him in a dying condition, death
resulting in a few moments. Dr. Riley made a careful examination,
and found Yates had died from an acute attack of congestion of the
lungs. He had only been ill a very few hours, but had been
complaining for a day or two. The family of the deceased were
telegraphed, and a son came down last night and had the remains
shipped to the former home of the deceased.
Albany Ledger, Albany, Missouri 25 Dec 1903 Friday
W. Shepard of near Whitesville, Andrew county, came over last Sunday
to visit his son, Thomas J. Mr. Shepard is a pioneer of Andrew
county. He says he visited Albany in 1852 when there were but three
or four houses here.
The Hermitage Index, Hermitage, Missouri 3 Aug 1893
Claudie Otho Marsh
Died:--At its parent's home July 29, Claudie Otho, the infant son of
James and Martha Marsh, aged one year and seven months. The remains
were intered in the Preston Cemetery, Sunday, July 8th. God called
and Otho had to leave the tender and loving care of father and mother
for the more tender and loving care of a divine Father. The father
and mother have the sympathy of the entire community in this hour of
sad bereavement. May God bless and lead the parents in the way to
Eternal life, where they will meet with their little darling never
more to part.
Saturday Morning Visitor, Warsaw, Missouri 17 June 1848
Thomas Porter Major Jr.
DIED--In this City, early on Tuesday morning last, after a lingering
illness, Thomas Porter Major, aged -- years, youngest son of Capt. Thos.
P. Major, of Franklin county, Ky.
The deceased was a young man of considerable sprightliness and
promise, and was deservedly a favorite with his circle of
acquaintances. But as death always loves a shining mark, our young
friend escaped not the notice of the relentless archer, and he has
been taken from our midst, when he was just about entering upon the
active scenes of life. How impressive is the scriptural admonition,
which speaks to all, "be ye also ready." May this dispensation have
a salutary effect upon his numerous relatives and friends.
Saturday Morning Visitor, Warsaw, Missouri 12 Aug 1848
Died--In New Orleans on the 28th of June, of Congestive Fever, after
about a week's illness, Mr. Winn Thruston, of this county, aged about
The deceased left his relatives in this neighborhood about the first
of April, in good health, intending, after making a trip to New
Orleans, to visit his relatives at Van Buren, Ark. He had been there
but a few days before he was attacked with the fatal disease which
ended his earthly career. He was sensible of his approaching
dissolution, and although he did not seem to manifest any dread of
death, he gave no special evidence to those who surrounded his dying
bed, that he was prepared for the change that awaited him.
He was a young man highly esteemed by those who knew him--unassuming
in his manners, of industrious habits, and honest and upright in all
Saturday Morning Visitor, Warsaw, Missouri 9 Sep 1848
Mary Ann Greene
Died--At Middleton, Lafayette county, on the 30th ult., Mary Ann
Greene, aged about sixteen months, youngest child of Geo. W. and Mary
Ann Cathey, formerly of this place.
Let the weeping parents console themselves with the pleasing
reflection that their fondly cherished babe has been taken from the
evil to come--and although they cannot call her back again to earth,
yet they may meet her again in a better state of existence, where
parting is forever unknown.
Saturday Morning Visitor, Warsaw, Missouri 16 Sep 1848
Frances M. Brown Philips
Died--In this city on Tuesday evening last, after a distressing
illness of about four days, Mrs. Frances M., aged 31 years, consort
of Mr. Joshua G. Philips, and daughter of William Brown, Esq., of St.
The deceased had resided in our midst about seven years, and besides
a fond husband and two interesting little children, she has left a
large circle of relatives and many friends to mourn her unexpected
decease. When she became apprised of the approach of death, she
manifested no alarm, but appeared resigned to the will.
Saturday Morning Visitor, Warsaw, Missouri 7 Oct 1848
Katherine Frances White
Mary Jane Smith
Died--In this place early on Saturday morning last, 30th ult.,
Katherine Frances, infant daughter of H. H. and M. J. White.
--At the residence of her father, in Henry county, on Wednesday the
27th ult. after a few hours illness, Miss Mary Jane, aged about 15
years, second daughter of James Smith, Esq., of Henry county.
With feelings of sadness we are called upon to record the sudden and
unexpected decease of our young friend. She was attacked by the
fatigue and labor of waiting around the bed of a sick father, and so
violent was the attack that in the short space of 24 hours, she had
yielded up her life, and gone to the spirit land. Altho' she has
been called hence at an unexpected moment, and when just entering
upon the busy stage of life, it should be a source of consolation to
her afflicted relatives and friends to know that she enjoyed that
religion which lights up even the dark valley of the grave, and takes
away the sting of death. She was unobtrusive in her manners, and
made friends wherever she became acquainted. But she is gone--and
how loud and solemn is the admonition, "Be ye also ready, for in such
an hour as ye think not, the Son of man cometh."
Saturday Morning Visitor, Warsaw, Missouri 21 Oct 1848
George Henry Bristow
Died--In this city on Saturday evening last, after a short illness,
George Henry, infant son of Benjamin R. and Elizabeth Bristow, aged
about 5 months.
--On Thursday evening last, Cornelia, aged 16 months, daughter and
only child of Mr. and Mrs. Archibald Kidwell.
Saturday Morning Visitor, Warsaw, Missouri 11 Nov 1848
Horace G. Ballou
Died--In this place early on Saturday morning last, after an illness
of several weeks, Mrs. Martha Kidwell, aged -- years, wife of Levi
Kidwell. The deceased bore her afflictions with great fortitude, and
has left a large family and numerous relatives to mourn her death.
--In this place on Monday evening last, after a protracted illness,
Horace G., infant son of Mr. and Mrs. De Witt C. Ballou.
Saturday Morning Visitor, Warsaw, Missouri 2 Dec 1848
Margaret M. Pointer
Died--In this city on Friday night, the 24th ult. after an illness of
about 2 weeks, Mrs. Margaret M., aged -- years, consort of James R.
Saturday Morning Visitor, Warsaw, Missouri 9 Dec 1848
Martha M. Walls
Died--In this city on Saturday evening last, after a lingering
illness, Mrs. Martha M., aged -- years, consort of Mr. Charles E.
The deceased has been a resident of this place six or seven years,
and by the urbanity and amiability of her deportment, had made for
herself many warm and ardent friends. She has been cut off in the
prime of life, leaving an affectionate husband and two small
children, together with numerous friends to mourn her early
departure. In her death, the M. E. Church, of which she was long a
worthy and acceptable member, has lost one of its most zealous
advocates. She died in peace in full hope of a blissful immortality.
Saturday Morning Visitor, Warsaw, Missouri 27 Jan 1849
Lucy Margaret Atkisson
Died, In this city on Thursday evening last, the 25th inst., at 10
o'clock, P.M., Lucy Margaret, only child of Mr. and Mrs. James
Atkisson, aged one year, 9 months and six days.
Mark Allen Garrett, 32, of Bolivar died Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2003, in his home.
He was born April 25, 1971, the son of Lloyd C. Garrett and Mary D. Wilson
Garrett. He was the fourth of six children and had lived in the Bolivar
area most of his life.
He was preceded in death by his father, Lloyd C. Garrett; his paternal
grandparents, Clyde and Mildred Garrett; and his maternal grandparents,
Virgil "Pood" Wilson and Pauline Wilson.
He is survived by his mother and stepfather, Mary D. and Dave Choate of
Bolivar; three sisters, Darla of the state of Florida, Joyce of Bolivar
and Robin of Willard; two brothers, Wayne and Michael, both of Bolivar;
one stepbrother, Aaron Choate of Bolivar; eight nieces and nephews, five
great-nieces and nephews and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 14, at Salem Cemetery
in Cliquot. Arrangements are under the direction of Greenlawn Funeral Home