The Sedalia Democrat, Sedalia, Missouri 24 Jun 1956 Sunday
Mrs. Lillian Hutson Rites
Funeral services for Mrs. Lillian Hutson, 73, 301 East Saline, who
died at the Bothwell Hospital Thursday morning, were held at the
Ewing Funeral Home at 2 p.m. Saturday.
The Rev. David M. Bryan, pastor of the First Christian Church,
Mrs. W. L. Lewis sang, "Shadows" and "No Night There" accompanied by
Mrs. H. O. Foraker at the organ.
Pallbearers were Tommie Gene Faulconer, Glenn Elliott, George
Faulconer, Ray Faulconer, Ben Winters and George Winters, Jr.
Burial was in the Hazel Grove Cemetery in Saline County.
The Sedalia Democrat, Sedalia, Missouri, 22 Jun 1956 Friday
Mrs. Lillian F. Hutson
Mrs. Lillian F. Hutson, 73, 301 East Saline, died at Bothwell
Hospital at 3:10 a.m. Thursday. She had been a patient at the
hospital for the past six weeks.
Mrs. Hutson was born in Saline County Dec. 28, 1882, the daughter of
the late William and Elizabeth Stephens Faulconer. She lived all of
her life in Saline and Pettis counties. For the past five years she
has resided in Sedalia.
She was married at La Monte Dec. 16, 1908, to Rea Hutson. They were
the parents of three children. One son, William Marion Hutson, died
Mr. Hutson died March 29, 1928.
Mrs. Hutson was a member of the First Christian Church of Sedalia.
She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. George Evans, Grinnell, Ia.;
one son, Egbert Hutson, Chula Vista, Calif.; two grandsons, Billy and
Paul Hutson; three sisters, Mrs. George Winters, 1611 South Kentucky,
Mrs. A. J. Kirkpatrick, Knob Noster, and Mrs. A. M. Williams,
Bartlesville, Okla., and three brothers, Tom Faulconer, Houstonia;
Ben Faulconer, Knob Noster and Paul Faulconer, La Monte.
Funeral services will be held at the Ewing Funeral Home at 2 p.m.
The Rev. David M. Bryan, pastor of the First Christian Church, will
Burial will be in the Hazel Grove Cemetery in Saline County.
The body is at the Ewing Funeral Home.
The Sedalia Democrat, Sedalia, Missouri 7 Sep 1961 Thursday
Mrs. Mary Kirkpatrick
Mrs. Mary Kirkpatrick, 76, Knob Noster, died Tuesday at the
Warrensburg Medical Center in Warrensburg.
She was born on Oct. 22, 1884, in Herndon, Mo., the daughter of
William H. and Nancy Elizabeth Stevens Faulconer.
In 1907 she was married to Arthur J. Kirkpatrick in Sedalia.
Survivors are her husband, Arthur Kirkpatrick, of the home; two
daughters, Mrs. Cliff Everts, Knob Noster, and Mrs. Marion Minor,
LaMonte; eight grandchildren and ten great grandchildren; two
sisters, Mrs. George Winters, Sedalia, and Mrs. Avery Williams,
Bartlesville, Okla.; two brothers, Thomas Faulconer, Houstonia, and
Benjamin Faulconer, Knob Noster.
Funeral services were held at the Knob Noster Christian Church
Thursday at 2 p.m. The Rev. Kenneth Diehl officiated.
Pallbearers were: Walter Lee Clear, Zack Linley, Gene Faulconer, Ray
Faulconer, Irvin Winters and Ben Winters.
Burial was in the Knob Noster Cemetery.
The body was at Saults-Brauningers Funeral Home, Knob Noster.
The Sedalia Democrat, Sedalia, Missouri 10 Apr 1955 Sunday
George Faulconer, Pampa, Tex., 68, died April 4 at Tampa.
He was born in Saline County near Herndon, Nov. 11, 1886.
He is survived by: his wife, of the home; two daughters, Mrs.
Herbert Harris, Elk City, Okla., and Mrs. Eddie Marlow, Franklin,
La.; four sisters, Mrs. Lillian Hutson, 301 East Saline, Mrs. A. J.
Kirkpatrick, Knob Noster, Mrs. Avery Williams, Bartlesville, Okla.,
and Mrs. George Winters, 1611 South Kentucky; three brothers, Ben,
Knob Noster, Paul Faulconer, LaMonte, and Tom Faulconer, Houstonia;
and several nieces and nephews.
Burial was at Pampa.
The Sedalia Democrat, Sedalia, Missouri, 22 Feb 1931 Sunday
Funeral services for John Allen Williams, who died at his home in
Knob Noster Sunday afternoon, February 15, at the age of 70 years
were held at the Knob Noster Baptist church at 2 o'clock Tuesday
afternoon conducted by Rev. G. A. Hester of Warrensburg. The body
was laid to rest in the city cemetery.
He is survived by his wife, three sons and five daughters, A. M.
Williams of Bartlesville, Okla., Mrs. Nellie Hunter and Joseph
William of Sedalia, Mrs. Naomi Hoffman of Surprise, Neb., Mrs.
Lillian Manley of Liberty, Neb., and Lee Williams, Mrs. Elma Miller
and Miss Mertis Williams of Knob Noster. He is also survived by
twelve grandchildren, two brothers, George Williams of Independence,
Kansas, and Thomas Williams of California, Mo., and three sisters,
Mrs. Mary Howard of Leavenworth, Kansas, Mrs. Sallie Conway of
Albuquerque, N. M. and Mrs. Maggie Brent of Warrensburg.
The Sedalia Weekly Democrat, Sedalia, Missouri 20 May 1938 Friday
Isaac H. Winters Dies
Isaac H. Winters, 92 years old, passed away at the home of his son,
W. H. Winters, near Otterville about 11 o'clock Saturday night,
following a lingering illness.
Mr. Winters was a well known Sedalian having been a contractor and
carpenter of this city. Until his illness he had resided at
Twentieth strett and Missouri avenue.
He was born November 28, 1845 in Shippensburg, Pa., and came to
Sedalia as a young man in 1878. Mr. Winters was married in
Chambersburg, Pa., to Annie M. Hale in 1879, and to this union were
born seven children, six of whom survive, on child passing away in
Surviving are Mrs. Pearl Moffett, Houston, Texas; W. H. Winters, near
Otterville; Mrs. Edgar Faulconer of Tuttle, Okla.; George R. Winters
of Sedalia; Mrs. Fred Wilson of Talihina, Okla., and Mrs. Julia
Bourlier of Phoenix, Ariz., also sixteen grandchildren and six great
Mrs. Winters passed away in 1920.
The Sedalia Democrat, Sedalia, Missouri 22 Jun 1967 Thursday
Mrs. Ruth Winters (Sedalia)
Mrs. Ruth F. Winters, 76, 1611 South Kentucky, died at the Bothwell
Hospital Thursday morning.
Surviving are three sons, Idon M. Winters, Los Angeles, Calif.;
George I. Winters, 1616 South Kentucky and Ben Winters, 904 West
16th; two daughters, Mrs. Joseph (Jewel) Miller, Ottumwa, Iowa, and
Mrs. Glenn (Ruth) Elliott, 2900 West 11th, three grandchildren and
one brother, Ben Faulconer, Knob Noster.
Funeral services are incomplete. The body is at the Gillespie
The Examiner-Enterprise, Bartlesville, Oklahoma 22 May 2013
Genevieve Williams Yates, 96, of Heritage Villa, Bartlesville, died
peacefully May 19, 2013, surrounded by her loving family.
Genevieve was born March 26, 1917, in Windsor, MO and moved to Hogshooter,
OK later that year. She attended Bartlesville Schools and graduated from
Bartlesville High School Class of '35. Upon graduation, she attended
Oklahoma University where she was a member of Delta Delta Delta Sorority.
In 1938, she married Richard Van Ness Yates. After a brief period living
in Illinois and Kansas, they returned to Bartlesville in 1946.
Genevieve worked for Cities Service Oil Company for many years retiring in
1982. She loved to travel and play bridge with the Bartlesville Duplicate
Bridge Club. Most recently she enjoyed being a member of the No-No Bridge
Club. She was an avid reader and member of Thoda Club for many years.
Spending time with her family and beloved pets was an important part of
Genevieve was preceded in death by her mother, Mertis Faulconer Williams,
December of 1961, and her father, Avery Mayo Williams, January of 1979.
Survivors include a son, Stephen Van Ness Yates of Bartlesville and his
wife Sherrill; a daughter, Marilyn Yates Harban of Chattanooga, TN; three
grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
A private graveside memorial service is planned at Memorial Park where she
will be interred along with her Australian Terrier, Digger. In lieu of
flowers, contributions may be made to Australian Terrier Rescue, % Carole
Larsen, Treasurer, 3714 Brighten Pl, McHenry, IL 60050-6444. Cremation
arrangements were under the direction of Walker-Brown Funeral Home.
The family wishes to thank the nurses and staff of Heritage Villa for
their loving care.
The Sedalia Democrat, Sedalia, Missouri 24 Jan 2014
Essie Edna Faulconer Rearick
SEDALIA - Essie Edna Faulconer Rearick, 102, of Sedalia, died
Thursday, January 23, 2014 at Sylvia G. Thompson Residence Center.
Born April 4, 1911 in Linn County, Missouri, she was the daughter of
the late Newton H. and Etta Marshall Fisher. On August 23, 1929 in
Sedalia, she married Paul S. Faulconer, who preceded her in death on
May 22, 1959. On April 4, 1966 in Ellicott City, MD she married
Stuart Rearick, who preceded her in death on June 30, 1975.
Mrs. Rearick was raised in northwestern Pettis County. She was a
lifelong member of LaMonte Christian Church. She was a homemaker and
worked as a short order cook for a number of years. She loved
quilting and flowers, especially Iris. She loved her God and her
The Sedalia Democrat, Sedalia, Missouri 14 May 2014
James Wilford Faulconer, age 80, passed away May 6, in Inverness,
Florida under the loving care of his family,the staff of Arbor Trail
Rehab and Nursing Center and Hospice of Citrus County, Florida.
James was born on November 19, 1933 in La Monte, Mo. to the late Paul
and Essie (Fisher) Faulconer.
He grew up in La Monte and worked in both Maryland and Missouri,
retiring in 1996 to Florida. He worked as a Mechanic Machinist,
Securities Salesman, and Home Improvement Contractor. He was preceded
in death by his parents, brother Paul Faulconer of La Monte, Mo. and
grandson Matthew Covert.
Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 37 years, Joanne Faulconer
of Inverness, FL. sister Eula Ann Trelow (Gene) of La Monte, MO.
children James "Mike" of Raytown, MO.. Vally (Kay) Pratt (Terry) of
Brownsburg, IN.. Richard "Cliff" (Barbara) of Cocoa, FL.. and Paul
"Tommy" of Jefferson City, MO. and their mother, Vivian Baugh of La
Monte, MO. Stepchildren Brenda Fewster of Ellicot, Md. Loretta
Wamkel,(Richard) Wyoming, DE. Laura Hart Of Charlestown, MD. Bettea
Hoofnagle (Jay) of Charleston, MD. David Hoofnagle (Marva) of
Wyoming, DE. Laura Hart of Charleston, MD. and Joanne Hoofnagle of
Charlestown MD. 18 grandchildren and many great grandchildren.
James will be missed by his family and many dear friends and fishing
buddies. Visitation will be held at La Monte Methodist Church on May
24th at 10 a.m.. Services will follow at 11 a.m. .In lieu of flowers
the family suggests donations to Alzheimer's research or your local
The Sedalia Democrat, Sedalia, Missouri Dec 2009
Paul S. Faulconer Jr., age 79, of La Monte, Missouri, passed away
Saturday, December 19, 2009, at his home.
He was born on July 10, 1930, in Pettis County, north of La Monte,
the son of Paul S. Faulconer Sr. and Essie (Fisher) Faulconer.
Mr. Faulconer was a graduate of Class 1947, at La Monte High School.
He served in the U.S. Navy Seabees from 1948 to 1952. After his
service time he became a bus driver for the Greyhound Bus Line until
his retirement. He also was La Monte High School bus driver, worked
at State Fair Community College, owned and operated Crickets Bar in
La Monte, worked at Gerbers (a small engine repairs service), farmed,
and worked at Senior Housing Maintenance Department in La Monte.
Mr. Faulconer was baptized on September 13, 1945, and was a member of
the La Monte Christian Church.
His first marriage was to Barbara Jo Sloan and she preceded him in
death on October 6, 1971. On June 3, 1973, he was united in marriage
to Vivian Breshears. She also preceded him in death on March 1, 2003.
On September 26, 2009, he was united in marriage to Ruth Damron.
Survivors include his wife Ruth Damron Faulconer of La Monte; his
mother, Essie Rearrick of Sedalia; 6 sons: Steve Faulconer and wife
Ailene of Columbia Falls, Montana, Jeff Faulconer and wife Chris of
Memphis, Tennessee, Bill Breshears and wife Linda, Mark Breshears and
Joe Damron both of La Monte and Chris Damron and wife Shannon of
Glasgow, Missouri; 4 daughters: Paula Faulconer of Glen Carbon,
Illinois, Jeanie Whitworth and husband Larry, and Cindi Lentz and
husband John all of La Monte, and Angela Yeater and husband Dale of
Sedalia; a sister, Ann Trelow and husband Gene of La Monte; one
brother, James Faulconer and wife Joanne of Inverness, Florida; 17
grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by his father.
Memorial services will be held 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, December 22, 2009,
at Mt. Zion Christian Church, south of Dunksburg, Missouri.
The Reverend Gene Smith will be officiating. Private family burial
will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to the Mt.
Zion Christian Church or Bothwell Hospice and may be left at Moore
Funeral Home in La Monte.
The Daily Oklahoman 22 Nov 1948
Mrs. Sarah Bailey
Mrs. Sarah Bailey, 89, died Sunday night in the home of her daughter,
Mrs. Josephine Ryan, 1636 W Park following an illness of more than
three weeks. Death was attributed to a heart ailment.
Born in Saline county, Mo., she came to Oklahoma in 1900 from
Sedalia, Mo., and settled on a farm near Jones. She was a member of
the Christian church.
Survivors include four daughters, Mrs. Ryan, Mrs. E. C. Brown, Fort
Worth, Texas; Mrs. P. C. Coleman, Monrovia, Calif., and Mrs. Floyd
Dillon, Bartlesville; a son, Frank Bailey, Pasadena, Calif.; two
stepdaughters, Mrs. Nattie Jones, Missoula, Mont., and Mrs. E.
Martin, Riverside, Calif.; 10 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren,
and 14 great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral arrangements will be announced by Street & Draper funeral home.
The Sedalia Democrat, Sedalia, Missouri 3 Aug 1952 Sunday
Thomas F. Faulconer
The Rev. Ira W. Griffis assisted the Rev. Gilbert Yerian in
conducting funeral services Wednesday for Thomas F. Faulconer of
Cretcher at the Hazel Grove Church.
The Sedalia Democrat, Sedalia, Missouri 2 Nov 1954 Tuesday
Mrs. Mary E. Treece
Mrs. Mary E. Treece, 86, a former resident of Sedalia, died at 1:30
p.m. Monday at the Day Rest Home, Marshall.
Mrs. Treece was born near Lexington, Lafayette County, Feb. 17, 1868,
daughter of James Harvey Faulconer and Elizabeth Moore Faulconer.
Most of her life was spent in Saline County. She was married to John
Treece April 25, 1906. He preceded her in death several years ago.
For many years she had been a member of the Christian Church.
She was youngest of a family of eight children, six brothers and a
sister, William H., James E., John F., George W., Jeff. D., and
Thomas F. Faulconer, the sister being Mrs. Sarah F. Bailey, a number
of nieces, three in Sedalia, Mrs. Harry Jolly, 1015 South Harrison;
Mrs. George Winters, 1611 South Kentucky and Mrs. Lillian Hutson, 301
East Saline, and several nephews.
The body was taken to the Campbell-Lewis Funeral Home, Marshall.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Hazel Grove Church,
the Rev. Gilbert Yerian, pastor, to officiate.
The Index, Hermitage, Missouri 26 Dec 1957 Thursday
OLD-TIME SHOWMAN W.F. BOLLER DIES
Robert O. Boller, who is sojourned in Irving, Texas, has notified The
Index of the death of his brother, W. F. Boller, in a Dallas hospital
On arriving in Irving on Dec. 13, Mr. Boller learned of his brother's
critical condition, and he and his son, Bob Jr., went to the home and
rushed him to Parkland hospital where he died a week later. Mr.
Boller accompanied the body to St. Joseph for burial Monday and
expected to be back in Irving on Christmas Eve.
The following is a clipping from the Dallas Times Herald.
William F. Boller, a colorful 91-year-old ex-showman who first came
to Dallas in 1892 to perform as a magician in the old Dallas Opera
House, died Saturday at a hospital here.
Mr. Boller, a permanent resident of Dallas for 40 years, made several
trips to the muddy little town of Dallas in the 1890's and the early
1900's as a photographer, minstrel man and vaudevillian, actor's
agent and scene artist.
As an apprentice photographer in St. Joseph, Mo., on an eventful
April day in 1882, Mr. Boller took a picture of a man a 12-man jury
later confirmed was Jesse James.
Armed with his knowledge, Mr. Boller later helped to discredit more
than one oldtimer who claimed to be Jesse James.
Mr. Boller operated a little shop on Pearl St. where he painted signs
and scenery for many years before his retirement.
He moved to Dallas around 1917 after operating a scene painting
business in Palestine for a short time. It was in Dallas that he met
and married his second wife, the former Miss Beulah Stotts.
As a scenic artist and designer, Mr. Boller created many State Fair
exhibits and had a studio on the Dallas Fair grounds up to the time
of the Texas Centennial.
One of the mechanical exhibits in his "caravan of jewels" was said to
have inspired the present winged Pegasus atop the downtown Magnola
Surviving him are four sisters, Mrs. Julia Pritchett of Kansas City,
Mo., and Mrs. Emma McCann, Miss Laura Boller and Mrs. Addie Gummig,
all of Pasadena, Calif., and one brother, Robert O. Boller of
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Ed C. Smith
Funeral Chapel with Rev. R. F. Thompson officiating. Graveside
services at 2 p.m. Monday at Ashland Cemetery in St. Joseph, Mo.
The Kansas City Times, Kansas City, Missouri 8 Jul 1963 Monday
Joseph L. Faulconer, 65, of 10406 Lexington, Independence, died last
night at the Independence hospital, where he had been a patient since
suffering a stroke two weeks ago. He was born in Marshall, Mo., and
lived in the Fairmount district 45 years. Mr. Faulconer retired in
1958 after 36 years as a boilermaker for the Standard Oil division of
the American Oil company in Sugar Creek. Surviving are his wife,
Mrs. Edna E. Faulconer of the home, two daughters, Mrs. Dixie Lee
Miller, Blue Mills road, Independence, and Mrs. Maxine Payur, 10805
Scarritt, Sugar Creek; a son, Frank Faulconer, Buckner; two sisters,
Mrs. Mary Wingfield, 3016 Harrison, and Mrs. Viola Jolley, Sedalia,
Mo.; three brothers, William Faulconer, 527 Hardy, Independence;
Ernest Faulconer, Marshall, and James Faulconer, 1618 Appleton,
Independence, and nine grandchildren.
Warrenton Herald, Warrenton, Missouri 4 Apr 1899 Tuesday
Absalom B. Faulconer died January 20, 1899, at Sheridan, Oregon, aged
82 years, 7 months and 10 days, of the grip, after a lingering
illness. Deceased was raised in Lincoln County on the farm now
occupied by J.W. Tice, near Rand Qun church. He was a brother-in-law
of 'Squire M.H. Brown, of the Sugar Grove vicinity, and also a
brother of Dr. C. B. Faulconer and Mrs. A. Wyatt, of Montgomery City.
He was married twice, the first time to Miss Mary A. Graves, of
Pitts, Warren County, in the 30's. He emigrated to Oregon in 1846,
and two years later two younger brothers followed him and all, we
understand, made comfortable fortunes. The first wife of deceased
died in 1854 and he afterwards married an Oregon lady. --Troy Free
The Sedalia Democrat, Sedalia, Missouri 14 Jan 1946 Monday
Mrs. William Faulconer
Mrs. Nancy Elizabeth Faulconer, 86 years old, widow of the late
William Faulconer, died Saturday, about 5:30 p.m., at the home of her
son, Paul Faulconer, north of La Monte, near Stokley community.
The eldest daughter of the late William and Mary Witcher Stephens,
she was born February 16, 1859, in Saline county near Herndon.
February 15, 1880, she was married to Mr. Faulconer, who died July
Of the 11 children born to Mr. and Mrs. Faulconer, one died in
infancy. Nathan Faulconer died in 1938 and Edgar Faulconer died in
1943. Surviving children are: Mrs. Ray Hudson, Mrs. A. J.
Kirkpatrick and Ben Faulconer, Knob Noster; Tom Faulconer, Gravity,
Ia.; Mrs. A. M. Williams, Bartlesville, Okla.; Mrs. George Winters,
Sedalia; George Faulconer, Pampa, Tex.; and Paul Faulconer at whose
home Mrs. Faulconer died. Also surviving are 29 grandchildren and 20
Early in life, Mrs. Faulconer united with the Christian church of
Christian Union in Saline county, remaining a faithful member.
Burial will be in Hazel Grove cemetery at Herndon.
The Sedalia Weekly Democrat, Sedalia, Missouri 20 Jul 1934 Friday
Sudden End To W. H. Faulconer
William Harrison Faulconer, aged 83 years, died suddenly Wednesday
while visiting at the home of his son, Thomas Faulconer, in the
Stokley vicinity northwest of La Monte. He was the son of J. H. and
Elizabeth Faulconer, and was born near Longwood, Mo., on January 15,
1851. Early in life he united with the Christian church. February
15, 1880, he was married to Elizabeth Stephens. To this union eleven
children were born. One son died in infancy. His widow, Mrs.
Elizabeth Faulconer and ten children survive as follows:
Mrs. A. J. Kirkpatrick, Knob Noster; Mrs. A. M. Williams,
Bartlesville, Okla.; Mrs. Rea Hutson, Sedalia; Mrs. George Winters,
Sedalia; Tom Faulconer, Ben Faulconer and Paul Faulconer, La Monte;
Nathan Faulconer, Knob Noster; George Faulconer, Pampa, Texas, and
Edgar Faulconer, Tuttle, Okla.
For several years he was a resident of Saline county. Later he and
his family moved to Pettis county. Recently he had moved to Knob
In addition to the immediate family he is survived by two sisters,
Mrs. Mary E. Treece, Sweet Springs, and Mrs. Sarah Bailey, Oklahoma
City; George, Frank and Jeff Faulconer, Sweet Springs; Jim Faulconer,
Medicine Lodge, Kas.
The Sedalia Weekly Democrat, Sedalia, Missouri 21 May 1943 Friday
Jefferson D. Faulconer
Jefferson Davis Faulconer died at 7:40 o'clock Friday night at his
home near Cretcher following a heart attack which he had suffered on
Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the
Hazel Grove church of Herndon.
Mr. Faulconer was born March 5, 1861, the son of James H. and
Elizabeth Moore Faulconer, in Saline county. In 1881, he was married
to Eleanor Fenwick of Herndon, who died in 1906.
Surviving are the following sons and daughters: Mrs. H. M.
Wingfield, W. H. Faulconer, J. E. Faulconer and Lee Faulconer of
Kansas City; Ernest M. Faulconer, of Marshall; and Mrs. J. H. Jolly,
1420 South Sneed avenue, Sedalia. Two children died in infancy.
Other survivors are 13 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren, and
a brother and two sisters, Frank Faulconer and Mrs. Mary Treece of
Cretcher, and Mrs. Sarah Bailey of Oklahoma City, Okla.
The Sedalia Democrat, Sedalia, Missouri 7 Apr 1975 Monday
Benjamin B. Faulconer
Knob Noster -- Benjamin B. Faulconer, 82, Route 1, here, died at his
home Saturday night.
He was born Dec. 27, 1892, in Herndon, the son of William H. and
Elizabeth Stevens Faulconer.
He married Eula Fisher Nov. 17, 1921. She survives of the home.
Mr. Faulconer was a blacksmith and moved to Knob Noster from Stokley
He was a veteran of World War I and a member of the Mt. Zion Baptist
Other survivors include three sons, Ray Faulconer, Knob Noster;
George Faulconer, Eldon and Ernest Faulconer, Orem, Utah; ten
grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the church.
Burial will be in the church cemetery.
The family will receive friends at the Sweeney-Phillips Funeral home,
here, until the time of service.
The Montgomery Tribune, Montgomery City, Missouri 7 June 1907 Friday
Death of Mrs. Wyatt
Mrs. Arethusa Wyatt was born in Kentucky Jan 16, 1821 and died in
Montgomery City June 4, 1907, at the home of her grandson, C. K.
Sheets, whom she mostly raised, at the advanced age of 86 years 4
months and 19 days. She lived in Kentucky until about six years of
age, when her parents, John M. and Elizabeth Faulconer, moved with
her and two other children to this state and settled near Troy,
Lincoln county. At the age of sixteen years she was married to
Frances Wyatt. Two children were the result of this union, a son,
John, who died at the age of seventeen and a daughter, Mrs. E. B.
Branstetter, of this city, now left to mourn the loss of a mother.
She also leaves two grand-children, C. K. Sheets and Mrs. Gertie
Hammack, and five great grand-children, Mrs. Edna Martin Toms, Sandy
Martin, Herbert, Mina and C. K. Sheets, Jr. She came of a family of
12 children six boys and six girls, all having preceded her to the
blissful beyond but two, Thomas N. Faulconer, of Sheridan, Oregon,
and Dr. C. B. Faulconer of this city.
She made a profession of religion in early life and united with the
Missionary Baptist church, but later, in 1871, she cast her lot with
the Primitive Baptists, this denomination being the church of her
father and mother, and lived a consistent christian life, taking much
interest and pleasure in her church relations. She died in full
faith in her precious Savior, standing firmly upon his promises and
during her later illness expressing herself as willing and ever
longing to go and be with him.
The funeral took place from the home on Wednesday afternoon, Elder S.
A. Elkins officiating.
The Sedalia Democrat, Sedalia, Missouri 1 July 1975 Tuesday
Stuart S. Rearick
LaMONTE -- Stuart S. Rearick, 66, died at 10:30 a.m. Monday at his home
north of here.
He was born Sept. 12, 1908, in Union, Pa., son of Herbert L. and
Maggei Schifler Rearick. He married Essie E. Faulconer, April 4,
1967, in Sauage, Md. She survives of the home.
Mr. Rearick was a retired construction worker. He was a member of
the Amish Church in Hershey, Pa., and a member of the American Legion
Post in Dorsey, Md.
Besides his wife, he is survived by two stepsons, Paul Faulconer,
LaMonte; James Faulconer, Glen Burnie, Md.; one stepdaughter, Mrs.
Ann Trelow, LaMonte, four brothers, Kenneth Rearick and Earl Rearick,
both of Hummelstown, Pa.; Eugene Rearick, Hershey, Pa.; Wayne
Rearick, Lincoln, Neb.; one sister, Mrs. Ralph Hocker, Hummelstown,
Pa.; nine stepgrandchildren and six great-stepgrandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the LaMonte
United Methodist Church with the Rev. Jerrie Jones officiating.
Burial will be in County Line Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the Moore
Funeral Home here.
The Sedalia Democrat, Sedalia, Missouri 5 Nov 1965 Friday
Funeral services for Thomas H. Faulconer, 70, Houstonia, who died
Wednesday at Fitzgibbon Hospital, Marshall, will be at 2 p.m.
Saturday at LaMonte Christian Church, with the Rev. Roy Smith
officiating. Burial will be in Knob Noster Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Moore
Funeral Home, LaMonte.
The Sedalia Democrat, Sedalia, Missouri 24 May 1959 Sunday
P.S. Faulconer Services
Funeral services for Paul Stephen Faulconer, 57, who died at his home
northwest of LaMonte at 8:45 p.m. Friday, will be held at 2 p.m.
Monday at the LaMonte Methodist Church with the Rev. Dale Sharp
Burial will be in Memorial Cemetery.
The body is at the Parker-Moore Funeral Home, LaMonte.
The Sedalia Weekly Democrat, Sedalia, Missouri 5 Aug 1938 Friday Page 1
FOUR KILLED, TWO INJURED AT RAIL CROSSING
Car is Hit By Train 8 Miles West Of Here
All Victims Are From Near LaMonte--Accident at 7:05
INJURED BROUGHT TO THE BOTHWELL
George Anderson Lies In Critical Condition At The Hospital
Four persons were killed, another is in a critical condition and a
boy is in a less serious condition in the Bothwell hospital suffering
injuries received when an automobile in which they were riding was
struck at the Missouri Pacific, "Hoy" McConley crossing, two miles
west of Dresden by a 70-mile-an-hour passenger train No. 14 at 7:05
o'clock Thursday night. All victims were from the Stokley vicinity.
Those killed were:
Newton Fisher, 64.
Sam Fisher, 40, his son.
Nathan Faulconer, 42, son-in-law.
Miss Ruth Taylor, 15, a granddaughter.
George L. Anderson, 43, condition critical.
Jack Anderson, 10, his son.
Bodies Badly Mangled
The bodies of Newton Fisher and Faulconer, were badly mutilated
almost beyond recognition, and the body of the girl was broken, but
less mangled. The three were killed instantly, while Sam Fisher died
a short time afterwards as he was being rushed to Sedalia.
Anderson and his son were riding on the running board of the car and
were thrown clear of the wreckage. Mr. Anderson received a broken
neck and other injuries, while the son was bruised and suffered
several lacerations. Mr. Anderson's condition was reported to be
On Way to Free Show
Mr. Fisher, who has been staying part time with his father whose
health was said to be very poor, was driving the car, according to
Jack Anderson who was able to talk to Dr. Gordon Stauffacher, corner
at the hospital.
The boy told Dr. Stauffacher that he and his father were going into
Dresden with Mr. Fisher to see a free show, and were riding on the
right side of the car on the running board.
He said in the car was Mr. Fisher's father, Newton, Miss Ruth Taylor,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Taylor, and Mr. Faulconer. The car was
going south on the side road and ran upon the tracks.
Didn't See Train
"I didn't see the coming train nor did I hear it, the only thing I
know it struck the rear part of the automobile and the next thing I
knew I picked myself up in the road. I felt so bad I went over and
laid down in the weeds," the boy was quoted by Dr. Stauffacher.
The car, an old model T Ford tudor, was demolished and scattered
along the right side of the right-of-way, the bodies of the victims
entangled in the wreckage.
Sam Fisher was identified by L. W. Patton, a timekeeper on the WPA
working in the vicinity of Dresden, who said Fisher had been working
on a project of which he was timekeeper. He said he believed the
other victims were members of the Fisher family, and it was not until
they were brought to Sedalia that positive identification was made.
Several hundred Sedalians were attracted to the scene of the accident
and made traffic difficult for a time, automobiles rushing to the
place behind the ambulances.
State Highway Patrolmen Paul E. Corl and Lester V. Estes, rushed to
the place and handled traffic and conducted an investigation.
On the train were Miss Dee Hausam and Miss Jo Ann Riley who were
returning to Sedalia from a trip to Kansas City.
The passenger train was in charge of Engineer B. V. Elkins, of 923
East Third street and Conductor H. J. Brumerhoff of St. Louis.
Conductor Brumerhoff stated the accident occurred at 7:05 o'clock.
Train Doing 70
Engineer Elkins stated the accident occured so quickly he hardly knew
what had happened. "I was running approximately 70 miles per hour to
make up about three minutes we were late, and as we started across
the crossing heard my firemen, C. C. Sullivan, 621 East Eleventh
street, scream. I knew we were going to hit something and the next
thing I saw was the wreckage flying through the air on the south side
of the tracks. I knew then we had struck the rear part of an
automobile, and immediately applied the brakes but it ran nearly
twenty-five pole lengths before coming to a standstill. I backed the
train up to the wreck and members of the train crew gave assistance
to those injured.
"I believe if the driver had gone but a few more feet my train would
not have hit the car. The pilot on the front of the engine was only
slightly damaged, and on the front of the engine was the rear part of
Accident at 7:05
T. Payne, roadmaster for the Missouri Pacific was riding the train
and also reported the accident occurred about 7:05. He gave
assistance to those injured and ordered McLaughlin's and Gillespie's
ambulance to the scene.
Mr. Anderson and his son were rushed to the hospital in the
McLaughlin ambulance and the body of Samuel Fisher and Newton Fisher
were taken to the Gillespie Funeral Home.
The bodies of Nathan Faulconer and Miss Ruth Taylor were taken to the
McLaughlin Funeral Chapel.
Mr. Anderson and family reside on the Noah De Haven Farm about two
miles north of where the accident occurred.
Lives At Stokley
Mr. Samuel Fisher resides at Stokley, but spends part of his time
with his father at the home of his sister, Mrs. Roy Taylor, and
family, parents of Miss Ruth Taylor, who was killed in the accident.
They reside near Barefoot school, as does Nathan Faulconer.
Mr. Newton Fisher celebrated his sixty-fourth birthday last Sunday at
which time members of his family gathered in a family reunion. He
was a pioneer resident of Pettis County and resided in the vicinity
of Barefoot for many years.
His wife died a number of years ago.
Surviving him are the following children: Mrs. Nellie Wilkens, wife
of Arthur Wilkens, LaMonte, Forest Fisher of Spring Fork, Lloyd
Fisher of California, Mrs. Essie Faulconer, wife of Paul Faulconer,
of Barefoot, Mrs. Eula Faulconer, wife of Ben Faulconer of Knob
Noster, Mrs. Fannie Faulconer, wife of Nathan Faulconer, who was
killed in the accident, Barefoot neighborhood, Mrs. Anna Phillips,
wife of William Phillips, of Sedalia, and Roy Fisher of Knob Noster.
Samuel Fisher was born in Pettis County, April 11, 1898. He was
married to Miss Mildred De Lapp of the Barefoot neighborhood April
Surviving besides his widow are the following children: Russell 15,
Maxine 13, Wesley 11, Roy Warren 9, Ronald Dean 7, and Delmar Lace
Fisher 5, all of the family home at Stokley.
Nathan Faulconer was born in Pettis county October 24, 1896. He was
married on October 24, 1923, to Miss Fannie Faulconer, who survives
with the following children: Edna 13, Floyd 11, Doris 6, and Charles
The following brothers and sisters also survive: Mrs. Ray Hudson of
LaMonte, W. E. Faulconer of Tuttle, Oklahoma, George Faulconer of
Pampa, Texas, Mrs. A.M. Williams of Bartlesville, Oklahoma, Mrs.
George Winters, 1700 South Moniteau, Ben Faulconer of Knob Noster,
Tom and Paul Faulconer both of LaMonte.
Miss Ruth Taylor, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Taylor, was born in
Pettis County July 17, 1923. Besides her parents she is survived by
the following brothers and sister, Miss Jewell Taylor, Robert and Joe
Taylor all of the family home.
Miss Taylor spent her first year in the La Monte High School for the
past school year.
Dr. Gordon Stauffacher, coroner, who went to the scene of the
accident, stated he would conduct an investigation but had not
decided whether an inquest would be necessary.
The Sedalia Democrat, Sedalia, Missouri 7 Aug 1938 Sunday
Quadruple Funeral for Train-Auto Crash Victims
[Photos of the funeral]
The four hearses which carried the bodies of the victims in a
train-automobile accident at the "Hoy" McConley, Missouri Pacific
crossing two miles west of Dresden, Thursday night, are shown in the
upper picture in front of the Mt. Zion Christian church, a mile and a
half south of Dunksburg, Mo., where a quadruple funeral service was
conducted Friday afternoon.
In the picture the casket being carried into the church yard is that
of Nathan Faulconer, the one being removed from the hearse is that of
Miss Ruth Taylor, 15 year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Taylor.
The caskets of Newton Fisher and his son, Sam Fisher had already been
taken into the church.
The family of Miss Taylor, and that of Mr. Faulconer, are shown at
the left, awaiting the removal of the caskets.
Part of the crowd, which was estimated at more than 500, is seen in
the church yard, unable to gain entrance to the crowded church.
Caskets to Graves
The picture below is the church yard and cemetery of the church, with
the caskets of the victims being carried to the graves. That in
front is Mr. Newton Fisher, behind that is Samuel Fisher, his son,
the third casket being carried eastward is Nathan Faulconer,
son-in-law of Newton Fisher, and the one in the rear is Miss Ruth
Taylor, granddaughter of Mr. Fisher.
The funeral services for the four victims were conducted at the Mt.
Zion church, one-half mile south of Dunksburg, Mo., by the Rev. C. E.
Hawn, of Warrensburg, and the Rev. J. A. De Witt of Beaman, at 4
o'clock Friday afternoon.
Members of the church choir and friends furnished the music for the
services: O. C. Forsythe, Mrs. Mary Tyler, Miss Florean Rice, Mrs.
V.W. Hedgecock, Mr. Floyd Hedgecock and Wayne Van Bibber. Miss Helen
Hedgecock accompanied at the piano. They sang the following hymns,
"Rock of Ages," "Sweet Bye and Bye," and "Nearer Still Nearer."
Friends who served as pallbearers were: for Nathan Faulconer, Joe
Scott, Gilman Scott, L.W. Harris, Wilford Brandt, Bruce Gardner and
For Sam Fischer: Robert Thompson, Clay Herman, D. J. Harwin, T. E.
Hoake, Tom Settle and Earl Clevenger.
For Newton Fisher: Otto Baldwin, Andrew Malloy, Charles Scharnhorst,
Ernest Lee, Lewis Benton and F. W. Winston.
School mates of Miss Ruth Taylor served for her: Ernest Guthrie,
Kenneth Stuart, John Homan, Jr., Jim Bob Marshall, Calvert Craig and
Interments were made in the different family lots in the Mt. Zion
The Westbrook Funeral Home and the Ewing Funeral Home were in charge
of the services.
The Index, Hermitage, Missouri 29 Nov 1962 Thursday
BOLLER SERVICES AT LOCAL CHURCH
Funeral services for Robert O. Boller, 75, retired theatre architect,
who died Saturday in a hospital in Dallas, Texas, were held Tuesday
afternoon from the Hermitage Christian Church with the pastor, Rev.
John R. Harvey officiating. Music was by the church choir. Burial
was in Hermitage Cemetery under direction of Hathaway Funeral Home.
Mr. Boller, who was a native of St. Joseph, and a former resident of
the Hermitage community, had resided at the Ambassador Hotel in
Dallas the past five years. He had followed his profession for forty
years, working primarily out of his Kansas City office, and designing
theatres in many states. His wife, Dorothy, preceded him in May
Surviving are two sons, Robert Jr., Dallas, and John, Jefferson City;
a daughter, Mrs. Dorothy E. Hall, Fort Worth; two sisters, Mrs. Julia
Pritchett, Kansas City, and Mrs. E. A. Gummig, Pasadena, Calif., and
Mr. Boller was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Masonic
Lodge and Christian Church.
Masonic rites were performed at the grave with Homer A. Wilson
officiating. The flag was folded by W. W. Dickenson and Gerald
Parson of the VFW Post.
The Index, Hermitage, Missouri 24 Dec 1953 Thursday
Theo. Lightle, 78, Dies In Clinton Hospital
Funeral services for Theodore Lightle, 78, of Weaubleau route one,
who died Friday at 1:05 a.m. in a Clinton hospital, where he had been
a patient since Monday, were in the Assembly of God Church at
Weaubleau Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev. Leslie Howard
officiating. Burial was in Butcher cemetery.
Mr. Lightle was born and reared in Benton county. He had lived in
the Butcher community in this county since 1930. He was engaged in
Mrs. Lightle preceded him on April 26, 1952.
Surviving are five sons, Ralph of Weaubleau; David of Flemington;
Willis of Kansas City and Albert and Theodore of the home and four
daughters, Mrs. Eva Jane Wilson of Weaubleau; Mrs. Beulah Voorhees of
Kansas City and Ruth and Esther Lightle of the home.
The Index, Hermitage, Missouri 8 May 1952 Thursday
Rispy Catherine Lightle
Rispy Catherine Jones, daughter of James A. and Lucinda Jane Jones,
was born in Shawnee Bend, Benton county, near Warsaw, Mo., on March
15, 1892, and fell asleep in Jesus at the home near Weaubleau, Mo.,
on April 26, 1952 at 4:15 p.m. at the age of 60 years, one month and
She was united in marriage to Theodore Lightle on Oct. 7, 1914. To
this union nine children were born, five sons and four daughters,
namely: Ralph, David, Eva Jane, Beulah, Albert, Willis, Theodore E.,
Ruth and Esther. Her father, mother and one brother preceded her in
She was converted in early girlhood. Later in life she accepted the
Penticostal faith and became a member of the Weaubleau Assembly of
God church, remaining faithful until the time of her passing. Her
love for her Lord was known to all who knew her. She was a loving
companion and devoted mother. She loved her neighbors and always
thought of others before herself. She became a friend to all whom
she met. She took extreme pride in her family and her children will
rise up and call her blessed.
Those left to mourn her passing are her loving companion, Theodore,
her children Ralph and David Lightle, Eva Jane Wilson, Weaubleau,
Mo.; Beulah Voorhees of Kansas City, Mo.; Willis Lightle of Appleton
City, Mo.; Cpl. Theodore E. Lightle, who is in Japan; Albert, Ruth
and Esther Lightle of the home; one brother and three sisters,
Nathaniel Jones, Mary Zumwalt and Cynthia Yeager of Warsaw, Mo.;
Nettie Paxton of Wichita, Kans.; also ten grandchildren and a host of
other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held at the Assembly of God church in Weaubleau
at 2 p.m. Friday, May 2, 1952 with the pastor, Rev. Leslie Howard,
assisted by Rev. L. R. Sturgis of Kansas City. Interment was in
Butcher cemetery under the direction of Hathaway Funeral Home of
Pallbearers were her nephews Alpha Yeager of Oakland, Calif.; Daniel
Heigman of Warsaw, Mo.; Paul Yeager, U.S. Navy; David and Verlin
Jones of Warsaw, Mo. and Anderson Jones of Clinton, Mo.
Flower girls were: Rispy Wilson, Marily Howard, Carolyn Heizman, Ina
Jean, Verna Mae and Norma Jones and Wanda Ferguson.
The Index, Hermitage, Missouri 1 May 1952 Thursday
Services Friday For Mrs. Theo. Lightle
Funeral services for Rispy Cathryn Lightle, 60, who died suddenly
last Saturday at her home in the Fairview (Butcher) community,
following a short illness, will be held tomorrow (Friday) at 2 p.m.
at the Assembly of God Church in Weaubleau with Rev. Leslie Howard,
pastor, officiating. Interment will be in Fairview cemetery under
direction of Hathaway Funeral Home.
Mrs. Lightle is survived by her husband, Theodore Lightle and nine
children, Ralph and David Lightle and Mrs. Eva Jane Wilson,
Weaubleau; Mrs. Beulah Vorhees and Miss Ruth Lightle, Kansas City;
Willis Lightle, Warrensburg; Cpl. Theodore Lightle, U.S. Army and
Albert and Elsie of the home.
Cpl. Lightle is in Japan. He was notified of his mother's death by
the Red Cross Chapter here but could not be released to come home. A
reply to the message was not received until yesterday.
The Index, Hermitage, Missouri 1 May 1952 Thursday
William P. Crutsinger Services Held Monday
Funeral services for William Powell Crutsinger, 89, longtime resident
of the Weaubleau community, who passed away Friday, April 25,
following a lingering illness, were held Monday at 2 p.m. at the
Weaubleau Baptist church. Rev. Kenneth Bandy, pastor, conducted the
service. Interment was in Crutsinger cemetery under direction of
Hathaway Funeral Home.
Surviving are two daughters, Mertie of the home and Mrs. Elsie Adams
of Lexington; and two sons, Arthur and Albert, both of Kansas City.
His wife, Alice Dent-Crutsinger, preceded him in death on October 1,
Pallbearers were: Cecil T. Snow, Otis Owens, John Endley, Frank
Marsh, Walter Foster, I. A. Knight. Mrs. Frank Marsh served as
The Sedalia Democrat, Sedalia, Missouri 20 Apr 1938 Wednesday
Mrs. Regina Bird Miller, wife of M. P. Miller, of one and a half
miles southwest of Knob Noster, passed away at the home of their son,
E. L. Miller, six miles southwest of LaMonte, about 1 o'clock Tuesday
afternoon. She had been illl for the past five weeks.
Mrs. Miller was born in Millersburg, Ill., July 18, 1872. In 1911 she
came to Missouri and made her home in the Knob Noster community.
Surviving are her husband and the following daughters and son: Mrs.
Floyd Gregg, Indianapolis, Ind., Mrs. Ruby Taylor of Chicago, Mrs.
James Sloan and Mrs. Roy Fisher of Knob Noster and E. L. Miller at
whose home she passed away.
Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon at the
Latter Day Saints church in Knob Noster. Interment will be in the
The Sedalia Democrat, Sedalia, Missouri 16 Sep 1954 Thursday
Mrs. Ruby M. Taylor Services
Funeral services for Mrs. Ruby Miller Taylor, who died Sept. 9 in
Chicago, were held at the Reorganized Church of Latter Day Saints in
Knob Noster Monday afternoon. Elder Evan Fry, Independence, assisted
by Elder John T. Nutt, pastor of the Knob Noster church, officiated.
A quartet, Mr. and Mrs. Sidney Nutt and Mr. and Mrs. Adrian Vick,
sang "Onward to Zion" and "Close to Thee." Mrs. Gilbert Bohmann was
at the piano.
Pallbearers were: Hubert Bozarth, Warrensburg; Herman and Joseph
Petre, Independence; Gene Ward, John Hardy and Lewis Mauzey.
Burial was in Knob Noster Cemetery.
Mrs. Taylor was born July 18, 1896, at Hebron, Nebr., daughter of the
late Mr. and Mrs. M. P. Miller, who moved to Knob Noster when she was
a child. She graduated in the class of 1921 at the Independence
Sanitarium of Nursing.
Surviving are: a son, David E. Taylor, Chicago; daughter, Mrs.
Dorothy Dennis, Black Creek, Wis.; brother, Leonard Miller, Essex,
Ia.; three sisters, Mrs. A. Fisher, Essex, Ia., Mrs. Constance Quick,
Blue Springs, Mrs. Ruth Gregg, Independence; and three grandchildren.
The Sedalia Democrat, Sedalia, Missouri 7 Oct 1971 Thursday
Mrs. Barbara Jo Faulconer
LAMONTE - Mrs. Barbara Jo Faulconer, 39, died at her home at LaMar
She was born Aug. 28, 1933, at Montserrat, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
James R. Sloan. She was married Aug. 10, 1951 to Paul S. Faulconer,
Also surviving are two sons, John Stephen and Jeffery Neal Faulconer,
and a daughter, Paula Jo, all of the home; three brothers, James
Sloan, St. Louis; Walter Quick, St. Louis; John Quick, Quincy, Mo.;
three sisters, Betty Jenkins, Blue Springs; Ruby Ann Ball, Blue
Springs; Melba June Mendenhall, Richmond, and her mother, Mrs. Oscar
Services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at the LaMonte United
Methodist Church with the pastor, Jack Shipman, officiating.
Burial will be in the County Line Cemetery.
The Sedalia Democrat, Sedalia, Missouri 10 Oct 1971 Sunday
Mrs. Barbara Jo Faulconer
LAMONTE - Funeral services for Mrs. Barbara Jo Faulconer, 38, who
died at her home here Wednesday, were held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at
the LaMonte United Methodist Church with the Rev. Jack Shipman
Burial was in the County Line Cemetery.
The Index, Hermitage, Missouri 15 Dec 1904 Thursday
Mrs. Gardner, mother of Mrs. Holmes three miles north east of town
died last Thursday and was buried at the Clark cemetery on Friday.
She was an old and highly respected lady. Her family and relatives
have the sympathy of their friends in their bereavement.
The Index, Hermitage, Missouri 24 Oct 1946
Lewis E. Amiss, son of L.F.J. and Mary Callison Amiss, was born April
29, 1860 at Blacksburg, Virginia, and passed away Oct. 6, 1946 at the
home of his son, J. W. Amiss, Fairburn, South Dakota, at the age of
86 years, 5 months and 7 days.
He moved with his parents, when a small child to Weaubleau Mo. Later
he moved to Pittsburg, Mo., where he reared his family and spent the
greater part of his life.
He was united in marriage to Isabelle Grear March 25, 1883. To this
union was born six children, 2 boys and 4 girls.
He was converted in early life and was a member of the Christian
Church at Antioch for many years. His wife, Isabelle Amiss, one son,
Benjamin Amiss, and one daughter, Creth M. Hollingsworth preceded him
in death. Besides the son with whom he was living when he died, he
leaves to mourn his loss three daughters: Mrs. Mary King, Sweet
Springs, Mo.; Mrs. Hettie Durnell, Omaha, Nebr.; Mrs. Tennie A.
Robbins, Sedalia, Mo.; one sister, Mrs. Sallie Ward, Wilson, Okla.;
one niece Elizabeth Snidow, Hot Springs, South Dakota; 12
grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and a host of friends. He was
a loving and devoted father, a kind friend and neighbor.
Service: 10 a.m. Saturday, July 15, at Hathaway-Peterman Funeral Home in
Wheatland. Visitation: 6-8 p.m. Friday, July 14, in funeral home.
Mr. Keltner, 94, of Bolivar died Tuesday. He was born in Climax Springs,
the son of Wiley and Fanny Keltner.
A graduate of Climax Springs High School, he joined the U.S. Army Air
Corps in 1943 and served in New Guinea and the Philippines until the end
of World War II. After the war, he attended college and graduated with a
Bachelor of Science in education from Central Missouri State College in
He married Arlene May Raymer on Aug. 29, 1951, and they shared 65 years of
That was also the year he began his teaching and coaching career and was
proud of the 1958-59 winning basketball team he coached. He later received
his master's degree in education from Drury College and continued his
career in education in school administration for 21 more years.
He enjoyed staying in touch with his students and hearing about their
lives and successes. He followed many local sports teams over the years,
as well as being a Cardinals fan. He and Arlene enjoyed traveling and
spending time with family at the lake.
He also served his community in many ways, being involved with the Lions
Club, serving as a representative for the cattleman's association and
being a member of First Baptist Church of Bolivar at his death.
Preceding him in death were his parents; two brothers, Kermit and Clifton
Keltner; and three sisters, Claudine Harpham, Louise Mefford and Wylda
He is survived by his wife, Arlene; a son, Kenneth Dale Keltner and wife
Rebecca of El Dorado Springs; a daughter, Crystal Henderson and husband
James of Springfield; four grandchildren, Monica Henderson, Valerie
Hubbard, Neal Henderson and Wade Keltner; nine great-grandchildren; one
brother, Sidney Keltner and wife Roberta of North Kansas City; several
nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.
Interment will be in Cross Timbers Cemetery, Cross Timbers.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Navigators, c/o
Hathaway-Peterman Funeral Home.
Edward Floyd Box
Death • Oct. 21, 1932 - June 14, 2017
Service: Saturday, June 17, at Hathaway-Peterman Chapel, Wheatland.
Pastor Box, 84, of Weaubleau died Wednesday, June 14, surrounded by his
He was born in Wheatland, the son of John Carl and Ruby Dale Kain Box.
He was saved at a young age and was called to preach. He then attended
Central Bible College.
After a year, the Korean War began, and he joined the Army and served
tours in Japan and Korea, and then two tours in Vietnam.
On Jan. 24, 1964, he married Bertha Reynolds at Wheatland, and three
children were born to this union, James, Kathy and Annie.
He retired from the U.S. Army in 1973 after serving 21 years and acquiring
the rank of command sergeant major.
After retiring, he worked as a carpenter, served one term as mayor of
Weaubleau and began his ministry with mission work and then later pastored
churches in Hume and Weaubleau.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Survivors include his wife, Bertha Box; one son, James Edward Box and wife
Leeann of Battlefield; two daughters, Nora Kathleen Box Pribil and husband
Stuart of Weaubleau and Melanie Anne Box Curtis of Stockton; one brother,
Virgil Theodore Box and wife Opal of Lee's Summit; one sister, Velma
Elizabeth Keightley and husband Bob of Humansville; 11 grandchildren and
two great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Bro. Terry Clark and Bro. Gene Extrand officiated with interment in
Robinson Cemetery west of Weaubleau. Full military honors were provided by
the Fort Leonard Wood Honor Guard.
John D. Wilson
September 22, 1948 - June 02, 2017
John David Wilson, the son of Joe L. and Nellene Ballinger Wilson, was
born on September 22, 1948, in the Saint John’s Hospital, Springfield,
John, his parents, and his two brothers were longtime residents of
Pleasant Hope, Missouri. As a child John attended the Pleasant Hope
Baptist Church, where he was baptized as a teenager. John graduated from
the Pleasant Hope High School in 1966. He attended Southwest Missouri
State University for two years before moving to Louisville, Kentucky to
attend The Kentucky School of Mortuary Science, graduating with honors on
August 29, 1970.
Following graduation, John returned to Springfield, Missouri to begin his
professional career and complete a 12 month apprenticeship with the
During John’s apprenticeship he attended the First Baptist Church of
Springfield and met Miss Carolyn Mahan. They became engaged to be married
in September of 1971. At the beginning of October 1971 John received
military orders to report to active duty for training with the US Army
Reserve. He was fortunate to receive his mortuary license before his
military service departure.
John and Carolyn were married on April 29, 1972. To their union were born
two sons, John William in 1976 and David Nathan in 1980.
John and Carolyn purchased the Daniel Funeral Homes of Ash Grove and
Walnut Grove, Missouri in April of 1973 and served those communities for
the next 44 years. From the beginning, both communities welcomed and
accepted the Wilson family as their own. With this love and support the
Wilson family quickly established a new home and a strong relationship
that continues to this day.
When John received the diagnosis of ALS in November of 2015, he and
Carolyn realized the need to transition into retirement, which they did in
June of 2016.
John is survived by his wife Carolyn of the home, one son David “Nathan”
and wife Carrie and grandson William “Liam”. John was preceded in death by
one son, John William “Billy” in 2004.
Also surviving John are two brothers Fred Wilson of Odessa, Missouri and
Jim Wilson and wife Jeannie of Springfield, Missouri, one niece and four
nephews as well as cousins and many, many friends.
Visitation will begin 2:00PM, Sunday, June 4, 2017 at Wilson-Griffin
Funeral Home, Ash Grove, Missouri. Funeral Services will be 2:00PM,
Monday, June 5, 2017 at First Christian Church, Ash Grove, Missouri with
burial to follow in Maple Park Cemetery, Springfield, Missouri.
Memorial contributions can be made to the ALS Association and may be left
or mailed to the funeral home.
St. Louis Post-Dispatch (St. Louis, Missouri) 11 June 1887 Saturday
A COWARDLY MURDER
St. Joseph, June 11.--Joseph Payne, a young farmer, was found dead on
the roadside near Wallace, yesterday, with a bullet wound in the
back. The affair is a mystery.
St. Joseph Weekly Herald (St. Joseph, Missouri) 16 Jun 1887 Thursday
ANOTHER FOUL MURDER
Joseph Payne, a prominent farmer of Wallace, assassinated while going to
a church concert.
The Herald's special correspondent telegraphs as follows:
Wallace, Mo., June 10. --[Special.]--
Early this morning as Milton Murphy (a farmer residing about two and
one-half miles northwest of Wallace) while feeding his hogs, he
noticed a dark object lying in the road, and supposing it to be one
of his swine he went out to see if it was dead. When he got closer
to it he found it to be the dead body of a man. He at once mounted
his horse and came to Wallace and notified Justice Roberts of the
discovery. The 'squire summoned a jury and repaired to the scene
and upon examining found it to be the body of Joseph Payne, a young
man living about a quarter of a mile from the place where he was
found. Dr. I. R. Peters examined the body and found that his death
was caused by a pistol shot wound in his body. The shot entered
about three inches under and behind the left arm, and ranging
upward, passing through the lungs and peracardium. It is supposed
the shot cause instant death. The wound was made by a thirty-eight
caliber revolver. The jury-men were C. M. Burgess, Lee Murphy,
Thomas Bryan, Bud Russell, John Murphy and Buck Jarboe. The jury
returned the following verdict: "We, the jury, find that the
deceased, Joseph Payne, came to his death by a pistol shot wound,
fired by some unknown party."
Mr. Payne had lived in this vicinity all his life, and was well
thought of by all who knew him, and his death created a great deal of
excitement. There is no clue to the murderer yet, but something will
probably turn up in a short time that will throw some light on the
case. It is sincerely hoped by his many friends that the person
guilty of the crime will be found and punished to the full extent of
The St. Joseph Weekly Gazette (St. Joseph, Missouri) 16 Jun 1887 Thursday
MURDERED IN COLD BLOOD
The citizens living in the neighborhood of the cross roads about two
miles west of Halleck, in this county, were horrified yesterday
morning over the discovery of the dead body of a young man named
Joseph Payne, which was found lying about twenty rods east of the
corners and about one fourth of a mile from his fathers residence.
An examination developed the fact that the unfortunate young man had
been shot directly through the body in the region of the heart by a
pistol bullet, evidently a 44 calibre, and from appearances had died
As he had on his person all his valuables, including his watch and
money, the theory of robbery can not be advanced as a motive. The
young man had always born an excellent reputation and was not known
to have had an enemy in the world, which leads to the belief that the
crime could not have been committed out of revenge for any action on
his part. The matter is being investigated, and some clue may be hit
upon by which the mystery may be solved.
It has not been definitely ascertained whether an inquest was held
yesterday or not, but it is fair to presume there was.
St. Joseph Weekly Herald (St. Joseph, Missouri) 14 Jul 1887 Thursday
The county court of Buchanan county, Missouri, on the 12th day of
July, 1887, first being satisfied that a felony has been committed in
said county, to-wit: The killing of Joseph Payne, on the 8th day of
June, 1887, have this day offered a reward of $100, to be paid upon
the apprehension, arrest and conviction of the party or parties who
killed said Joseph Payne, to the party or parties who may furnish the
evidence of the identity of the party or parties who did the killing.
But no part of said reward to be paid until the final conviction of
the party or parties.
Charlotte Lorraine Burger Hoppers was born in Topeka, KS on February
9,1934 and died July 16, 2017 following a long battle with cancer.
Charlotte spent her early years in Kansas City, MO until she was 12 when
her family moved to Weaubleau, MO to run the store at Burger Junction.
She graduated as Salutatorian from Weaubleau High School in 1952.
Charlotte loved Hickory County and treasured the lifelong friendships she
made there. Charlotte met Bill Hoppers at the Wheatland Skating Rink and
they married six weeks before he left for a two-year stint in the u.S.
Army. In Bill's absence, Charlotte began attending Southwest Missouri
State part-time while also working in Springfield. Ultimately, she
received a Bachelor's Degree in Education from SMS and a Master's Degree
in Education from Drury College. Charlotte began her teaching career in a
one-room schoolhouse and retired after many years of teaching in various
school districts in Polk and Hickory counties. She continued to have close
friendships with many of her former students and colleagues until her
Charlotte was also active for many years in summer workshops on the SMSU
campus teaching her colleagues how to utilize newspapers in the classroom.
During her teaching career, Charlotte was honored to receive the
Humansville CT A Educator of the Year Award, the Lakes Country Counsel
International Reading Association Literacy Award, a Community Service
Award from Drury College among others. Charlotte was a member and past
Grand Matron of Eastern Star. Although Charlotte was a member of the First
Christian Church in Bolivar at the time of her death, she was a certified
lay speaker in the United Methodist denomination. She had many hobbies and
interests and was an avid china painter.
Charlotte is perhaps best remembered for her humor and her "Talkative
Tilly" character was well known at local events. One of her greatest joys
was making others laugh, even at her own expense. She also had a true
teacher's ability to speak frankly and yet her words were always full of
love and encouragement. She was a woman of many gifts and talents
including the ability to connect on a personal level with people from all
the different areas of her life. Her mothering style was just as
passionate and unique as the rest of her. It was her favorite role and she
often said she raised her two best friends. Many will vouch that she had a
hand in raising them as well.
Charlotte was preceded in death by her parents, Harry and Doris Burger;
her spouse of 53 years, Bill J Hoppers; and a half brother, Hadrian
Burger, of California.
Charlotte is survived by her two daughters and their husbands, Charla and
Steve Lear of Bolivar and Marsha and Rick Floyd of Fair Grove; 3
grandchildren-Jarett (Sarah) Lear of Lenexa, KS, Kristopher (Megan) Keller
of Springfield, and Tara (Cody) Williams of Fair Grove; and 4 great-
grandchildren-Steven Lear, Truitt and Eloise Keller, and Emmett Williams.
She was looking forward to the arrival of her fifth great grandchild and
namesake, Ada Charlotte Williams, due next month. In addition, Charlotte
has two step-grandchildren Kristy Schuetz and Dustin (Cheryl) Floyd all of
Springfield and 4 step-grandchildren Chelsea (Caleb) Ambriz of
Springfield, Madison (Stepheny) Hernandez of Conway, AR and Lance and
Trevor Floyd of Springfield. Charlotte is also survived by her niece,
Sandra Woodward, of La Quinta, CA who she thought of as a younger sister,
as well as numerous other relatives and friends.
Visitation will be at Butler Funeral Home in Bolivar, MO on Tuesday, July
18, from 5-7 pm with a celebration of life service to follow on Wednesday,
July 19 at 10 am also at Butler Funeral Home. Burial will follow at
Crutsinger Cemetery in Hickory County.
Charlotte's family would like to thank Dr Leo and the staff of Central
Care Cancer Center in Bolivar for their unending kindness and skill while
providing care to their mom. Also, we wish to extend our heartfelt
gratitude to CMH Home Health and Hospice who helped make a difficult
journey more tolerable. Charlotte, who was an avid dog lover, was noted as
saying that in addition to seeing loved ones when she enters heaven, that
she hopes to be greeted on the other side by a pack of dogs. Therefore, in
lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Polk County Humane Society
or the Central Care Cancer Center in Bolivar. Condolences may be left on
Charlotte's online guest book butlerfuneralhome.com.
The Index, Hermitage, Missouri 2 Feb 1933 Thursday
Betty Mae Green
Born to Juanita and Othal Green, on January 3, 1933, this baby girl,
and passed away January 11. Her name was Betty Mae. Her stay with
us was short but she found a place in the hearts of us all, now we
know she is safe in the arms of Jesus.
We have lost our darling baby,
She has bid us all adieu;
She has gone to live in heaven,
And her form in lost to view.
Oh, that dear one how we loved her!
Oh how hard to give her up,
But an angel came down for her,
And removed her from our flock.
It is hard to give little Betty Mae up,
So bright, so young, so fair;
But let her rest on Jesus breast,
Until we meet her there.
Mother, Father and son.
The Index, Hermitage, Missouri 2 Feb 1933 Thursday
Jesse Harden Miller of Wheatland, Mo., was born April 10th, 1856 in
Hickory county, and died December 1932 at the age of 76. He was
married to Susan Dickerson, January 14, 1877. To this union one
daughter was born, Mrs. Lizzie Sibert, now living in Wheatland, he
and his wife were living with her at the time of his death. He had
been in failing health for some time, but was only in bed three
weeks. Uncle Hard as he was known to every one, was a kind and
loving husband and father, always glad to meet his friends. He was a
member of the Baptist church for over forty years. In his declining
years he had not attended church, but he always expressed his faith
in God for the Spirit of his life we need seek no farther. His life
was honest and straightforward, made up of love tolerance and
usefulness. He bore his sickness in patience and was ready to go
when the summons came. He leaves to mourn his death, his aged wife,
(over the age of 90 years), his daughter, two grandchildren and one
brother, Henry Miller, of Avery, and a host of relatives and friends.
A short service was conducted at the home by Rev. Ernest Jones,
continued at the Baptist church at Avery, conducted by Rev. James
Wright. His remains were laid to rest in the Prairie Valley
cemetery. J. R. Luckey, in charge.
The Index, Hermitage, Missouri 11 Jan 1934 Thursday
Funeral Services For Mrs. Virginia McCracken
Funeral services for Mrs. Virginia McCracken, who passed away Sunday,
were held at the home near the Halbert bridge in the south part of
the county, Monday afternoon conducted by Rev. Lynch of Humansville.
Burial was in the family cemetery on the farm, under the direction of
Joseph undertaking Co. of Humansville. Mrs. McCracken was 85 years
old and had been a resident of Hickory county most all her life,
living on the farm where she died for the past 50 years. She was a
daughter of Dr. William Coon and a sister of the late William F. Coon
of Hermitage. Her husband, Thomas McCracken, preceded her in death
several years ago. She has 2 sisters who survive, Mrs. Evelyn
Thompson, 93, of Dallas, Texas and Mrs. Ellen Williams of near
Elkton; four daughters, Mrs. Etta Beesley, Springfield; Mrs. Marinda
Hellums of the home; Mrs. Lola Oppen of Nebraska; and Mrs. Jerusha
Mashburn, of Stroud, Okla.; and two sons, W. T., of Humansville, and
Cody, at home. Those attending the services from here were Ross Coon
and Isaac W. Clark and wife, accompanied from Wheatland by Rev. A. T.
The Index, Hermitage, Missouri 11 Jan 1934 Thursday
Maria Edson Brookshire
Maria, daughter of Sidney and Margaret Edson was born near Boonville,
Missouri, February 26, 1853 and departed this life at Weaubleau,
Missouri, December 14, 1933, age 80 years, 9 months and 16 days.
At the age of 22 she was married to George Brady and to this union
was born one son, Albert Brady of LaPorte, Indiana who survives her.
The husband preceded her in death. She is also survived by one
sister, Mrs. Maggie Chancellor of New Franklin, Missouri, and six
brothers, John Edson of Neosho, Missouri; Lewis Edson of Bunceton,
Missouri; William, David, Albert and James, who reside in the West.
She was married to Dr. H. C. Brookshire in 1902 at Boonville,
Missouri, and came to Hickory County, where she lived most of the
time since. She was a devoted mother to Dr. Brookshire's children,
Rosa, Joe, Chas, Willie, Roy and Grace. She is survived by Chas. of
Jefferson City, Missouri; Willie of Joplin, Mo; Roy of the home
address and Grace of Rogers, Arkansas. Rosa and Joe preceding her in
death. She is also survived by a number of grandchildren and
She has been a member of the Baptist church of Weaubleau, Missouri
where she has resided for the past 17 years, as was her husband, Dr.
Brookshire, who preceded her in death 5 years. Sister Brookshire had
been an invalid for nearly eight years and unable to attend church
services yet those who knew her will remember her as always being
kind and cheerful and very devoted to her family and to her church.
The Index, Hermitage, Missouri 16 Sep 1954 Thursday
William Thomas Coon, son of E. W. and Martha Coon, was born near
Pittsburg, Missouri, September 1st 1869 and departed this life
September 5, 1954 at the age of 85 years and 4 days.
He was married to Margaret Eads February 23, 1898. To this union
four children were born.
He spent most of his life in and around the Pittsburg community.
Early in life he united with the Antioch Christian church were he
remained a member.
He is survived by his widow and four children, Mrs. Dona Hill,
Sedalia, Mo.; Elmer of Columbia, Indiana; Mrs. Jessie Rymer,
Springfield, Mo., at whose home he passed away, and Mrs. Mary Lovett
Knobnoster, Mo.; ten grandchildren and seventeen great grandchildren
and a host of friends.
The Index, Hermitage, Missouri 16 Sep 1954 Thursday
Funeral services for Lyle Warren (Dad) Martin, 69, who died Monday at
Easton nursing home in Weaubleau, will be this afternoon at Hermitage
Methodist church with Rev. J. L. Wright officiating. Burial will be
in Clark cemetery under diretion of Hathaway Funeral Home.
Mr. Martin had been ill for several weeks at the home of his son, R.
G., north of Wheatland and was removed to the nursing home Saturday.
He came to this county from Kansas in 1941 and lived on a farm he
owned a few miles east of Hermitage. He had been with his children
and other relatives most of the time for the past two years.
Surviving are three other sons Charles and Everett of Ohio and Edward
of West Virginia; one daughter, Mrs. Ethel Robins of Ohio; four
brothers and one sister all living in other states.
His three sons from the east and one brother, Gale Martin of
Bridgeport, W. Va., are here for the funeral.
The Index, Hermitage, Missouri 23 Nov 1898 Wednesday
Dr. William Coon departed this life at his home, in Hickory county,
Missouri, at 2 p.m., Nov. 7, 1898. The deceased was born in the
State of Ohio, November 10, 1809. He emigrated to the State of
Indiana when a young man and settled on the Wabash river, where he
lived several years during this time here presented Jasper county in
the Indiana legislature, one term. In 1848 he moved from Indiana to
Missouri, where he lived until 1853, when he emigrated to the
Territory of California, and lived there five years, or until it
became a State. In 1857 or 1858 he came back to Missouri and settled
in Hickory county, and purchased a farm near Elkton, where he lived
until his death, and engaged in farming and the practice of medicine,
and continued his avocation until by reason of the infirmities of age
he could no longer attend to business. He was a member of the
Christian church and was an elder and deacon of the same, and was a
highly respected citizen. He leaves 7 children, four sons and three
daughters, to whom he was always a kind and indulgent father. His
loss is deeply lamented by all who knew him, but while we mourn his
departure we are consoled by the thought that bye and bye, if
faithful, we shall meet him on the other shore.
The Index, Hermitage, Missouri 16 Apr 1914 Thursday
Another of Hickory's Splendid Old Men Departs This Life.
Nathan Edde subject of this sketch was born in Tennessee October 5,
1840, and came with his parents to Hickory County, Missouri, when about
3 years of age, where he resided until his death, which occurred at his
home in Preston, Missouri, April 7, 1914, after a lingering affliction
of some eight months duration. The care of kind hands and the medical
profession proved fruitless to restore him to health. He bore his
afflictions with patience and was hopeful until the last, but told his
family that he had no fear of death, but regretted to leave his family
and friends. Uncle Nath, as he was generally called, was a good
citizen, a kind and obliging neighbor, always ready to assist when
others were in need of help. He was honest and upright in his
dealings. His rule was to owe no man anything but good will. He had
been a resident of Hickory County probably 70 years, and at the time of
his death was 73 years, 6 months and 2 days of age. He was united in
marriage to Martha Woolery March 4, 1866. To this union in marriage
were born 11 children, 5 of whom preceded the father to the spirit
world. Those living are Mrs. George Wright, Coyle, Oklahoma, William
John, Samuel and Arch C. Edde and Mrs. B. F. Ray of Preston. Besides
his children he leaves a loving wife and one brother and a large circle
of other relatives and friends to mourn their loss. After brief
services at the Fisher cemetery his earthly remains were laid to rest
in the presence of a large number of relatives and friends to await the
The Index, Hermitage, Missouri 19 Feb 1903 Thursday
George Wilson, the subject of this sketch was a son of Isaac Wilson
and Mary E. Wilson, whose maiden name was Wood. He was born in
Whitley county Kentucky, (near Cumberland Gap) November 4th, 1827,
and died Friday, February 13th, 1903, at 10:40 P.M., at his residence
in Hermitage, Mo. The father, Isaac Wilson and family, wife and
sons, James L., George and Wade H., came to Missouri in 1832, and
lived in Calloway county one year, when the family removed to what is
now Miller county, near Tuscumbia. His father, Isaac, died in
Laclede county, Mo., seven miles North of Lebanon in 1856, of
pneumonia; the mother dying in Miller county in 1847. The children
born to Isaac Wilson and wife were as follows: James L., the oldest
who died in Laclede county in 1894, George, the subject of this
obituary, Wade H., now living at Joplin, Mo., Sarah Ann, who married
John Henry and died at Granby, Mo., in 1875, Menerva, who died in
infancy, John, who died in Miller county, Mo., in 1863, William P.,
who died in Hickory county, Mo., in 1874, Pleasant, who now resides
near Preston, in Hickory county, and David, who died Northeast of
Preston in October 1899. The father, Isaac, was married a second
time. The last time to Frances Mayfield Jones, in Laclede county,
Mo., and of this marriage three children were born: Isaac, who died
in Laclede county before he was grown, Lucy, who married John
Bohannon and now resides near Richland, Mo., and Joseph, who lives in
Laclede county, Mo. Deceased was married to Eliza Jane Jones, who
survives him, March 12, 1846, in Miller county, Missouri. The
children born of this marriage were as follows: James Madison, who
died when a small child, Francis Marion, now living at Hermitage,
Elizabeth, who died in infancy, William Louis, who resides near
Checotah, Indian Territory, Sarah E. Crone and Nancy J. Morgan who
reside here, Mary Phalissa Brown, who died in Texas in 1877, John
Pleasant, who lives near Hermitage, and Trophena Hardin Archer, who
lives at Weir City, Kansas. Deceased enlisted for the Mexican war in
1846, but was not mustered in because the company had more men than
were needed. He served nearly two years in the federal army in the
civil war, first serving in Co. "G" 28th Mo. Infantry and Co. "B"
10th Mo. Cav. He professed religion at the Carn's Campground in
Maries county, Mo., and united with the M. E. church South in 1859
and was licensed to preach in 1860. In December 1864 he united with
the M. E. church and in 1869 joined what is now the Methodist
Protestant church. He was also licensed to preach by the two last
names churches. He removed with his family from Miller county to
Hickory county in February 1866 and since resided in this county, and
since May 1884 resided in Hermitage. He stated to his friends and
children that when conscious that he must die, that he had no fears
for the future and was willing to die, but expressed fears that he
would suffer great pain in dying. This was his only dread.
He was a man of God, devoted to the cause of christianity, always
true to the religion which he professed, and died as he had lived,
faithful to the cause of the Master in whom for years he had trusted,
and passed into the Great Beyond, with full assurance of his reward,
for his soul was "anchored in the Haven of rest." He was universally
respected by every one who knew him, and was esteemed as one of our
best citizens. In his death, his family has lost a faithful and
devoted husband and father, the state and county a highly respected
and useful citizen and the church a devoted and zealous member. His
sudden summons to "that bourne from whence no traveler returns,"
removes from Hickory county one of its oldest residents, whose
departure is sincerely regretted by his many friends. Owing to the
very bad weather and the fact that some of his children and grand
children were absent, the funeral exercises were deferred until some
future time. Brief religious services were conducted at the
residence of the deceased by Rev. Long, pastor of the M. P. church at
Preston, Mo., after which the remains were laid to rest in the
The Index, Hermitage, Missouri 18 July 1907 Thursday
William E. Pine an old and respected citizen of Wheatland prairie,
died last Thursday after being in failing health for some time.
The Index, Hermitage, Missouri 13 Jun 1907 Thursday
Mrs. Wm. Coon of this place (Weaubleau) was laid to rest in the
Robertson cemetery Sunday morning, having died Saturday.
The Index, Hermitage, Missouri 31 Jan 1924 Thursday
THOMAS A. McCRACKEN AT REST.
Uncle Thomas A. McCracken who died Jan. 26th was indeed another of
our aged citizens who belonged to a pioneer family of this county.
He was a son of Robert H. and Clarrissa Richardson-McCracken, born in
Feb. 1841. His parents came to this county in the year 1838 and
entered land in Sec. 27-36-23 in that year. Thomas A. McCracken and
Virginia Coon, were united in marriage and to this union were born
eight children three of whom are deceased. The children living are
the eldest son William T., who resides with his wife, the mother and
a younger brother, Coda, on the farm near Elkton, Mrs. Marinda
Hellums, Mrs. Lola --------, Mrs. Jerusha Mashburn, Mrs. W. A.
Beesley, with her husband and family at Humansville. Uncle Tom was a
veteran of the Civil War and at death was in his 83rd year. Elder A.
T. Mahanay and Ross Coon attended the funeral held Tuesday, Bro.
Mahanay, at Hermitage at the time being called to conduct the funeral
The Index, Hermitage, Missouri 15 July 1948 Thursday
Funeral services were conducted by Rev. A. T. Mahanay of Republic
for Cody McCracken at the Christian church Thursday afternoon, July
8. Cody died in St. John's hospital at Springfield. He had spent
most of his life in this community and it can truthfully be said he
was a good man.
The Index, Hermitage, Missouri 2 Jan 1919 Thursday
Alvin Richard Kittel, the eldest of seven children, was born at Cross
Timbers, Mo., Dec. 9th, 1893, and died at a hospital "somewhere in
France" October 25th, 1918, aged 24 years, 10 months and 16 days.
His illness came about through actual service at the battle front
resulting in Bronchial Pneumonia from which he died within two weeks.
The details of his untimely death were meagre, and the news was not
cabled to his anxious mother and father for more than a month after
Alvin received his early education in the public schools at Cross
Timbers, Mo., and continued same at Weaubleau, Mo., where the family
later removed. He was an apt pupil and desirable playmate, his
genius, his gentility and genuine comradeship distinguishing him to
the very day of his death. From early childhood he showed remarkable
talent for mechanics and also for music, eventually became master of
both. He first manifested interest in mechanical toys and machinery
and spent considerable time in projects of his own. While very young
he constructed a stream engine which ran successfully. Men marvelled
at his ingenuity and encouraged him. From that time on he studied
and observed various machines and engines and finally, when
automobiles came into vogue, he became an automobile expert. He had
much experience with photography, moving pictures, jewelry and watch
making and electrical contrivances generally and was an all round
machinist. In May 1917 he went to Wheatland, Mo., where he was
employed by Don Harryman as foreman of the mechanical department of
the Ford Garage, and retained his position there until May 28th.,
1918, when he was called into Army service and left with his brother
Joe and about 30 other Hickory County boys for Camp Dodge, Ia.
At the age of 9 he played snare drum in local Band; at 10 his father
presented him with a cornet; this was soon mastered and he was given
a clarionet. Having proved himself proficient in every undertaking
he was not satisfied until he has become an accomplished player of
various musical instruments. At the age of 15 he could take the
place of most any player in the band and had composed for the band
considerable music of his own. The piano and saxaphone were his
favorite instruments and he could play them beautifully. He has
fulfilled many musical engagements, playing in various orchestras and
often being soloist in concert numbers. It will be remembered that
he with his father and brothers were members of the Weaubleau M. E.
Church Orchestra several years ago. The last musical engagement he
filled before leaving for camp as a soldier was the rendering of a
beautiful saxaphone solo with piano accompaniment at the closing
exercises of the Wheatland High School on the evening of May 10,
1918. The memory of this occasion is vivid and sweet in the minds of
everyone who was fortunate enough to attend. The Hawaiian selection
"Aloah Oe" (Farewell to Thee) was a rare treat to the large audience.
This selection called for an encore and he responded by giving that
popular soldier song, "Over There". The impressiveness of it all
easily spans the space between the rendering of his "Farewell to
Thee" and his subsequent death in faraway France and makes it an
Alvin disliked the idea of war for, as he described it, it is
destructive rather than constructive, and engenders hate rather than
love. He was distinctively a "home boy" and did not possess the
usual boyish roving nature. He wished to settle down and be of use
to his folks and his fellowman rather than spend his time in needless
excursions about the country. Though war was not of his choosing he
has the knack of knowing how to make the best of a disagreeable
situation, and everybody knows how gloriously he did it in this
particular instance. He went into the game with a vim that lent
courage to his comrades. He was somewhat of an artist and we recall
the various poignant pictures and epigrams he had appropriately
inscribed upon some banners he made for the automobiles which took
the boys entrain to the railroad station at Weaubleau. After
reaching camp Alvin was honored with the appointment of Camp Bugler,
and was placed in Co. B of the Machine Gun Battallion. In August he
was sent over seas and though he assured his friends and loved ones
he would be back by Christmas fate was against him and his beautiful
and useful life was sacrificed upon the altar of war.
There is much consolation in messages received by the parents from
Alvin's officers in France. One writes:
"It is with a feeling of sadness that I write you this letter
concerning your son's death. He was buried in a beautiful little
French Cemetery overlooking the city of ------. I was with him just
before he died and he was brave and courageous and he knowingly faced
the great adventure. We buried his body with all the honors given to
our brave soldiers. A squad of his comrades were present. His
comrades and company officers desire that I express to you their
sincere sympathy and to say that Alvin was a brave soldier, a loyal
comrade and a true friend."
"It is with deepest regret that I write to you of your son's death.
Alvin Kittel was one of the most popular men, liked by all, both
officers and men. Always ready and willing, and with but one idea,
that to do his duty toward his country and his flag."
And we could not do justice to the truth without saying that he was
also honest, upright, pure and clean; broad-minded, modest, tolerant
and patient. His motto in business was not to "Make Money" but to
"Please Regardless of Profit". He was devoted to parents, sisters
and brothers alike and remembered them even to the last detail of
substantial life insurance. There is none more deserving and worthy
of surviving the resurrection than the soul of Alvin Kittel, and
among the names to be favored, if any, his, like that of Ben Adhem
Bold shall lead the rest.
Those of the family who survive him: Mr. and Mrs. R. G. Kittel, his
parents, and little Sidney and Essie May, Weaubleau, Mo.; Joseph E.,
(member of his company) in France; Charles D., coronetist in camp at
St. Paul, Minn; Miss Essie, Springfield, Mo.; and Miss Ethyl, at High
School, Wheatland, Mo.
The Kansas City Times, Kansas City, Missouri 6 July 1967 Thursday
Daniel Schindler, 90, a former resident of Garden City, in Cass
County, died Tuesday at a nursing home in Harrisonville. He was born
in Wheatland, Mo., and had lived in Garden City until three years
ago. Mr. Schindler was a member of the Garden City Methodist church.
He was a retired farmer. Surviving are a son, Ralph Schindler, two
daughters, Mrs. Lillian Edmonds and Mrs. Katherine Martin, all of
Garden City; two sisters, Mrs. Ida Carpenter, Wheatland, and Mrs.
Lillian Naffziger, Deer Creek, Ill.; five grandchildren and nine
great-grandchildren. Services will be held at 2 o'clock Friday at
the Atkinson-Dickey chapel, Garden City; burial in Clear Fork
cemetery, Garden City. Friends may call from 7 to 9 o'clock tonight
at the chapel.
The Index, Hermitage, Missouri 24 May 1951 Thursday
Mary Ann Wente
Mary Ann Schindler, daughter of Daniel and Kathryn Schindler, early
pioneer people, was born at Washington, Illinois, December 30, 1862
and passed away May 12, 1951, at the home of her dauughter, Mrs.
Harry Bennett, north of Wheatland at the age of 88 years, 4 months
and 12 days.
Her parents moved to a farm west of Wheatland when she was four years
of age. She was the oldest of eight children, Mary, Amos, Sam, Dan,
Fannie, Kathryn, Lillian and Ida. Her childhood was spent on the
farm with the family.
She was married to Henry W. Wente March 5, 1885. To this union were
born seven children, three girls and four boys. One died in infancy
and Leo passed away December 16, 1914 at the age of 23.
Their 56 years of married life were spent on a farm north of
Wheatland with the exception of eight years spent in Stanton, Kansas.
They spent the years together toiling, rejoicing and sharing their
joys and their cares. They were good neighbors, always ready to help
in time of trouble.
The home was one where the latch string was always on the outside and
guests were made welcome. The home was surrrounded with lovely
flowers which was a pleasure to one who cultivated and enriched her
life by the close contact of the earth in the growth of living
things. The world is richer by her having lived in it, the children
have a precious heritage that no one can take away, and memories of a
noble mother may every be present in their lives.
She was a faithful member of the Wheatland Methodist church for many
years and the O.E.S. and attended as long as her health permitted,
and enjoyed the fellowship of both.
The parents lived comfortable until death claimed Mr. Wente March 4,
1941. After his death Mrs. Wente made her home with her brother
Amos, at Centralia, Missouri, about four years. Her daughter's home
has been hers most of the time since.
Her health failed a few years ago but her body was strong and her
strength failed her only at the last.
Her survivors include three sons, Charley, Ponca, Nebraska; Frank,
Topeka, Kansas; Will, Kansas City, Kansas; two daughters, Mrs. Carol
Murphy, Kansas City, Missouri; Mrs. Cleo Bennett, Wheatland,
Missouri; twenty-three grandchilden, seven great grandchildren; two
brothers, Amos Schindler, Centralia, Mo.; Daniel Schindler, Garden
City, Mo.; Mrs. Kathryn Lieber, Greenleaf, Kansas; Mrs. Lillian
Naffziger, Deer Creek, Ill.; Mrs. Ida S. Carpenter, Wheatland, Mo.
Funeral services were conducted at the Wheatland Methodist church May
15, 1951, with the Rev. J. E. Cox, pastor of the church officiating.
Burial was in the Crutsinger cemetery under the direction of the
Hathaway Funeral Home. The Order of the Eastern Star performed rites
at the grave and acted as flower bearers.
Graveside services for Virginia Lois Walker, 84, West Plains, Missouri,
will be held at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at Oak Lawn
Cemetery, under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.
Mrs. Walker passed away at 9:00 p.m., Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at her
Virginia was born November 13, 1932 at West Plains, Missouri to Alvin C.
and Thana M. Breeding Mahan. She attended West Plains schools before
moving to Gainesville, Missouri where she graduated from Gainesville High
School with the Class of 1950. Virginia attended Draughn’s Business
School in Springfield, Missouri and eventually moved to Wichita, Kansas to
work. She and several girlfriends worked at an airplane factory and lived
with a relative during those years. On February 11, 1952, she married
Joseph Sidney “Sid” Walker, who preceded her in death on September 14,
1988. They lived in Portsmouth, Virginia for a short time while her
husband was in the Navy. After their daughter was born, they moved back
to Missouri and lived in Gainesville before settling in West Plains. Mrs.
Walker worked with several companies and banks before joining the Missouri
Department of Social Services as a Secretary. She worked at the Howell
County Division of Family Services for 30 years before retiring in 2003.
She enjoyed her retirement years with family and friends, gardening, being
involved with her church and volunteer activities, researching history for
her family genealogy projects and spending time with her daughter.
Virginia was also an animal lover and loved her toy poodle, Katy and her
She is survived by her daughter, Cynthia Jo Walker Kirksey, Cotter,
Arkansas and many beloved cousins, nieces and nephews.
Her husband and parents preceded her in death.
Visitation will be held from 4:00 until 6:00 p.m., Monday, at
Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions
may be made to First Christian Church of West Plains, Habitat for Humanity
ReStore, Heaven’s Creatures Thrift Store, Sims Cemetery, Gainesville,
Missouri or any charity of choice and may be left at Robertson-Drago
Funeral Home. Online condolences may be expressed at
Andrea Nicole Fillipi
Death • July 27, 1972 - Nov. 26, 2017
Nov 28, 2017
Service: 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 30, Hathaway-Peterman Funeral Home Chapel,
Wheatland. Visitation: 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 29, at the funeral home.
Mrs. Fillipi, 45, of Hermitage died Sunday at her home.
She was born at Springfield, the daughter of Rick and Sally Huntsman)Darby.
She had worked several years at Darby Motor Co. as salesperson and
clerical office manager.
Survivors include her husband, Russ Fillipi, of the home; their two sons,
Eric Fillipi and Sam Fillipi, and their daughter, Darby Fillipi, all of
the home; her parents, Rick and Sally Darby of Hermitage; and her sister,
Cherie Turner of Hermitage.
Bro. Michael Calhoun will officiate with interment in Nemo Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be sent to GYN Cancers
Alliance, 3023 S. Fort, Suite D, Springfield MO 65807 or to the Nemo
Cemetery, 24773 Hwy. 254, Hermitage MO 65668.
David Eugene "Gramps" Baker
Death • May 26, 1926 - Oct. 22, 2017
Oct 31, 2017
Celebration of life: 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 5, at Collins Christian Church;
arrangements were under the direction of Butler Funeral Home, Humansville.
Mr. Baker, 91, died Sunday, Oct. 22.
Born in Ithaca, N.Y., he was the son of Zella Thomas Baker and Eugene J.
He graduated at the age of 16 from Ithaca High School. He had already
purchased his farm and was working it.
He met the love of his life, Virgie Randolph of Moravia, N.Y., and they
were married April 14, 1945. To this union three children were born, John
Gary, Bonnie Lynn and Suzanne Marie.
In 1968, he and his wife auctioned off the dairy farm and moved to
Weaubleau, where he continued farming for the next 50 yrs.
An active member of the community, he joined the Lions Club and served on
the volunteer fire department. He and his wife enjoyed taking their
grandkids camping to Alley Springs Campground. They even established their
own campground on the Weaubleau Creek in the early 90s.
Preceding him in death were his granddaughters, Stacy Baker and Teresa
Cahalan; his daughter, Bonnie; and his wife of 65 years, Virgie "Granny."
He is survived by his son, Jack Baker and wife Kim; his daughter, Sue
Cahalan and husband Dave; nine grandchildren and many great-grandchildren
and great-great -grandchildren; and extended family and friends.
Memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital,
Online condolences can be made at butlerfuneralhome.com.
Edward L. Trowbridge
Death • Oct. 10, 1933 - Oct. 25, 2017
Oct 26, 2017
Private family service: at a later date, under the direction of Pitts
Mr. Trowbridge, 84, of Humansville died Wednesday at Big Springs Care
He was born in Kansas City, Kan., the son of Walter and Mildred Trowbridge.
The Index, Hermitage, Missouri 4 Nov 1920 Thursday
Don Harryman and wife were at Weaubleau Wednesday when the train
arrived bearing the body of Mrs. Harryman's mother, Mrs. Rees, who
passed away in a hospital at Leavenworth, Kansas. The entire
Harryman family, including Mr. Harryman's mother, attended the
funeral service at Weaubleau Thursday and burial at the Tillery
cemetery. Mrs. Rees had been in declining health for several months
and before being taken to the hospital was at the home of her
daughter, Mrs. Sherman Painter, in Kansas. She formerly lived near
Wheatland. We join other friends of the family in sincere sympathy.
[Later in the column]
Mrs. Kate Sharpless of Oklahoma, who came to the funeral of her
mother, Mrs. Rees, spent Wednesday night with her sister, Mrs. Don
Harryman. She and Gus Agee of Kansas City came over from Weaubleau
with the Harrymans. Mr. Agee who is a nephew of the deceased also
came to the funeral. Mr. and Mrs. Painter were at Mr. Harrymans
Thursday night and Mr. and Mrs. Harryman accompanied them to Collins
Friday as they returned to their home in Kansas.
The Index, Hermitage, Missouri 16 Mar 1911 Thursday
Lewis Laderman was born in Camdon, Deband, Switzerland, August 22nd,
1834, and died at his home in Elkton, Missouri, March 3rd, 1911. He
was the son of Abraham and Josephine Laderman, and came to America
July 20, 1855, later settling in Hickory county, Missouri. In
becoming naturalized his name was changed to Delmont. On March 1,
1862 he enlisted in the Union army in Company "C", 8th Missouri
M.S.M., and was discharged February 28, 1865, and his name was
written 'Delmont' in both enlistment papers and the discharge. He
was married to Mrs. Sarah Jane Carson on Dec. 11, 1870. To this
union were born three sons and three daughters. Sister Delmont died
Feb. 11, 1905. Funeral service was conducted by A. C. Tharp at
Elkton on March 4, 1911, and burial was at the Tillery cemetery.
The Index, Hermitage, Missouri 13 Feb 1936 Thursday
Funeral services for James Henry Daniel, 75, who died yesterday at
his home 2208 East Thirty-first street, will be held at 2 o'clock
Wednesday at the Eylar chapel; burial in Forest Hill cemetery. He
leaves three daughters, Mrs. Hazel Babcock, 4101 Forest Avenue; Mrs.
Thomas Junkins, El Dorado, Kansas, and Mrs. C. R. Credell, Miami,
Fla., six sons, Elmer Daniel, 4224 Prospect Avenue; Harry Daniel,
3021 Montgall avenue; P. T. Daniel, 4607 Chestnut avenue; Cecil
Daniel and Donald Daniel, both of 1918 East Thirty-first street, and
Ray Daniel, Hepner, Ore., two sisters Mrs. Edith Flint, Leedey Okla.;
and Mrs. Nels Salmon, Spencer, Io., and seven grandchildren. --
Kansas City Star, February 4.
The Index, Hermitage, Missouri 13 Feb 1936 Thursday
Mrs. Bertha Payne was called to the bedside of her father, Luke Rorer
Wednesday who later passed away. She was accompanied by her brother
Walter Rorer and Edgar Wilson. Old friends and neighbors extend
sympathy to the relatives in the losing of their father.
The Index, Hermitage, Missouri 13 Feb 1936 Thursday
The body of Mrs. Roberts arrived at the home of her daughter, Mrs. E.
S. Quigg, Friday evening. Funeral services were held at Avery
Saturday morning then the body was taken to the Mt. Herman cemetery
and laid to rest by the side of her companion. We extend sympathy to
the bereaved children.
The Index, Hermitage, Missouri 13 Feb 1936 Thursday
Nellie Foster Woods, daughter of Robert and Amanda Foster was born
December 31, 1885, near Warsaw, Mo. She was united in marriage to J.
W. Woods, September 20, 1902. To this union were born two children,
Opal of Kansas City, Mo.; and Olan of Fristoe, Mo. She professed a
hope in Christ at an early age and at the time of her death was a
true Christian. She departed this life January 15, 1936, at the age
of 51 years and 15 days, leaving to mourn her loss, her companion
John Woods, a daughter Opal and a son Olan, one sister and four
brothers, Mrs. Bertie Nance, Seaton, Mo.; Mrs. Charlie Foster, Cross
Timbers, Mo.; Mr. J. B. Foster, Marshall, Mo.; Mr. Alva Foster, and
Mr. Robbie Foster, both of Edmonson, Mo.; and a host of relatives and
friends. Funeral services were conducted by Bro. Mahanay at the
Christian church at Cross Timbers, Mo., January 16, 1936, at 2
o'clock p.m. Burial at the Cross Timbers cemetery under the
direction of J. R. Luckey of Wheatland, Mo.
The Index, Hermitage, Missouri 13 Feb 1936 Thursday
W. C. Boren
This community was made sad by the sudden passing of aged citizen, W.
C. Boren, Saturday morning at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Eklof.
Only two sons and two daughters of the 9 children were able to be
present at the funeral on account of sickness. Those present were:
John, of Oklahoma, Andy, of Weaubleau; Mrs. Jim Chaney, of
Humansville, and Mrs. Eklof. Funeral was at the church here by Rev.
Roy Richert and burial at the Tillery cemetery by the side of his
companion who passed away 10 years ago. J. R. Luckey, undertaker in
The Index, Hermitage, Missouri 20 Feb 1936 Thursday
Mr. Wm. Calvin Boren was born in the state of Texas, Feb. 26, 1851,
and died Feb. 8, 1936, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. E. Eklof,
age 84 years, 11 months and 13 days.
He moved from Texas to Kentucky, in boyhood and on Feb. 26, 1871 was
united in marriage with Mary Elizabeth Peden, who died Jan. 19th,
1926. To this union was born 10 children of which the oldest, Mrs.
Dora Davison died the 11th of Feb. 1912. The rest all living are:
Kitty B. Chaney, Humansville, Mo.; Andy W. Boren, Weaubleau, Mo.;
Susie Gillett, Albion, Calif.; John Boren, Chicotah, Okla.; Laura
Shoulder, Winslow, Arizona; Nannie Eklof, Hermitage, Mo.; Jane
Dougherty, Winslow, Arizona; Chas. Boren, Manhatten, Kansas; and Mrs.
Emely Wright, Winslow, Arizona.
Grandpa Boren, with his family moved from Kentucky to Missouri in
1881 and settled Southwest of Elkton where he lived until 1925 when
he, with his wife, came to live with one of their daughters, Mrs.
Eklof. Bro. Boren with his wife were both converted in early life
and when coming to Hickory County, united with the Elkton Baptist
church and moved their membership to Victory when they came to
Hermitage. Bro. Boren was a devoted Christian, a loving and
passionate father and his life was an open book to all his associates
always attending the services as long as his physical strength
permitted him to do so, and often when on his farm in younger days
would take his team from the plow when services at church, to let
them rest and on foot with the younger child on his arm, walked four
miles to the church.
He lived in peace from day to day and when he lay down the evening of
the 7th day of Feb., he laid down for a good rest and on the morning
of the 8th, his spirit had taken its flight without a visible
He was tenderly laid to rest by the side of his wife in the Tillery
cemetery near the old home on Feb. 10th, 1936. Funeral services was
conducted by Rev. Richert, using the New Jerusalem, Rev. 21, for his
sermon. Mr. J. R. Luckey in charge.
The Index, Hermitage, Missouri 13 Feb 1936 Thursday
We received the news of the death of our kinswoman Mrs. Christina
Newell of Casper, Wyoming, who passed away last Sunday and was buried
at Sedalia, her former home. She was a sister of Mrs. John
Field-Browder, a resident of Browder district for years. Besides her
sister she leaves a brother, Mr. Willie Oman of Nebraska, and her two
daughters of Casper. We also received the news of the death of
another relative, Mrs. Johanna Rosenlaf of Kansas City, who passed
away last week at the age of 97. She is a great aunt of Mrs. Ed
The Index, Hermitage, Missouri 28 Sep 1939 Thursday
Riley Roark, 67, a long-time resident of the Weaubleau community,
died at his home there Tuesday nite following months of suffering
from cancer of the throat. Funeral services will be held at the home
at 2 o'clock this afternoon. Burial will be in Crutsinger cemetery
under the direction of J. R. Luckey. He is survived by his widow.
The Index, Hermitage, Missouri 1 Nov 1934 Thursday
The people of Weaubleau were much grieved to learn of the death of
Roy Brookshire. Mr. Brookshire has been seriously ill for more than
a year and has suffered immensely, but death has finally claimed him.
We give our heartfelt sympathy to the bereaved.
The Index, Hermitage, Missouri 20 Feb 1936 Thursday
Funeral services for Jewell Hester Marsh, 31, who died at her home in
Wheatland last Thursday following a stroke of paralysis, were held at
the Wheatland Christian church Sunday afternoon with the Reverend A.
T. Mahanay officiating. Burial was in a Mausoleum in the Crutsinger
cemetery under the direction of J. R. Luckey.
Survivors are her husband, Clayton Marsh, and her parents, Mr. and
Mrs. Ott Detro, of Wheatland.
The Index, Hermitage, Missouri 20 Feb 1936 Thursday
Calvin Cutler Shinn, son of William J. and Eliza J. Shinn, was born
in West Virginia, January 12, 1860.
When ten years of age he moved with his parents to Missouri, near
Hermitage. In 1884 he was married to Martha Lopp. To this union
were born six children, Mrs. Adda Wellborn of Parsons, Kansas, Mrs.
C. H. Bailey of Greentop, John and Wayne Shinn of Kirksville, Otto
Shinn of La Plata, and Ona Shinn of Kirksville. He also leaves
fifteen grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. He is survived
by two brothers, Dennis and Austin Shinn and three sisters, Mrs. John
Craig, Mrs. Edith Chaney and Mrs. W. D. King. His father and mother,
one brother and two sisters preceded him in death, his younger
sister, Retta Cutler, having died in Bombay, India, while serving as
Besides his family he leaves to mourn his passing a host of friends
The Index, Hermitage, Missouri 5 Mar 1931 Thursday
Mrs. W. L. Fisher passed away Wednesday morning and was buried
Thursday afternoon at this place. We extend sympathy to the bereaved
The Index, Hermitage, Missouri 5 Mar 1931 Thursday
Uncle Jim Chaney who had been seriously ill for the past few weeks
passed peacefully away Thursday afternoon at the home of his Grandson
Lee Reed, where he had made his home the past two years. Funeral
services were held at the Baptist church Friday afternoon conducted
by Rev. Watkins and interment at the Tillery cemetery, undertaker
Luckey in charge. The greatest of sympathy is extended to the
The Index, Hermitage, Missouri 5 Mar 1931 Thursday
Henry P. Liggett
In the recent months just passed the death angel seems to have spread
his wings over our entire community and as we sit beneath his shadow
with sad and sorrowing hearts, we have seen our friends and loved
ones quietly pass away to join with the multitude in the realm of the
great beyond. The sad news came to us on February 12, 1931, that
Henry P. Liggett died at the home of his son, Dr. Williamson Liggett,
in Jennings, Kansas. Mr. Liggett, one of the pioneer families of
Hickory county, he was born in Hermitage, Mo. April 9th 1873. His
father and mother and infant daughter preceded him in death many
December 28, 1896 he was united in marriage with Miss Stella
Williamson. To this union was born one son and three daughters. He
began his business career in Wheatland, Mo., and was perhaps more
widely known than any other business man in our section of the
country. His personality and congenial spirit won for him many
friends. In recent years his health failed in a way that took him on
a rapid decline until the end came at the age of 57 years, 9 months
and 3 days. His remains were shipped to his home in Wheatland, where
the funeral services were conducted in the Methodist church by the
pastor Rev. John Whearry, assisted by Rev. G. W. Britton, in the
presence of a large congregation of friends and relatives. Mr.
Liggett was a member of the M. E. church, and the Sunday School Bible
class, and a regular attendant of the class so long as he was able to
attend. He was a member of the Masonic Fraternity and the Order of
the Eastern Star and the Modern Woodmen of America.
The beautiful floral offering from each of these fraternal societies
were tokens of their esteem in which he was held, these with many
other floral offerings from friends and relatives formed a beautiful
garden of flowers.
At 2 o'clock P.M. the Masonic fraternity formed in procession and
marched to the family residence to take charge of his remains and
marched to the church. Pall bearers as follows: John S. Williams,
Horace Hickman, William Walter, Thomas Largent, Charles A. Gist,
Flower girls: Miss Beca Bennett, Icel Carpenter, Mildred Wilson,
Hellen Bandel, Geneva Stover, Lorene Gist, Nina Green, Wilma Lee
Carter, Lucille Powell, Ina Fay Largent, Jessie Bigler, Evagene
The following order of service:
Prelude, Mrs. J. R. Luckey at the piano. Song by the choir, "The Old
Rugged Cross". Prayer by G. W. Britton. Quartette, "Beautiful Isle
of Somewhere," rendered by Omar Pruett, Fred Dorman, Walter
Mottsheard and Roy Lafever. "When I Fall Asleep," a solo by
Geraldine Johnston. A fitting tribute to his memory, by G. W.
Britton. The Message of Consolation, by the pastor, Rev. John
Whearry, from the Text, Revelations 21:5. After the services the
Masonic Fraternity accompanied by the Order of the Eastern Star duly
formed in funeral procession took charge of the remains and conveyed
it to the family burial grounds in Hermitage, Mo., where all funeral
rites and ceremonies were carried out in due form. Those attending
from a distance were Mr. and Mrs. Garrett and four daughters,
Springfield, Mo., Mrs. Ollie Burns and family of Kansas City, Mr. and
Mrs. Ernest Morton and daughter, Harriett, and Mrs. May Forbes, all
of Kansas City, and a friend of Dr. Liggett of Jennings, Kansas.
He leaves a devoted wife, one son and two daughters. Dr. Williamson
Liggett of Jennings, Kansas, Mrs. H. O. Largent, of Kansas City; and
Miss Kathryn Liggett, of Wichita, Kansas, also one brother Mr. E. C.
Liggett, of Hoover, Idaho, and one sister, Mrs. Minnie L. Jackson of
Bakersfield, California, and three grand-children to mourn his
departure. His many friends join in expressing their sympathy to
these bereaved ones.