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, officiated. 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 in infancy. 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. Saturday. The Rev. David M. Bryan, pastor of the First Christian Church, will officiate. 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 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 infancy. 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 grandchildren. 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 Funeral Home. 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 her life. 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 church family. 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 Hospice Organization. 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 Saturday. 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 Building. 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 Hermitage, Mo. 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 Press. 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 18, 1934. 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 great grandchildren. 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 Noster. 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 Wednesday. 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 in 1936. He was a veteran of World War I and a member of the Mt. Zion Baptist Church here. 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 Thomas Faulconer 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 officiating. 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. Injured: 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 critical. 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. Car Demolished 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 the automobile." 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 28, 1922. 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 4. 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 James Gardner. 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 William Moles. Interments were made in the different family lots in the Mt. Zion church cemetery. 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 1953. 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 four grandchildren. 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 farming. 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 11 days. 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 death. 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 Wheatland. 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, 1951. Pallbearers were: Cecil T. Snow, Otis Owens, John Endley, Frank Marsh, Walter Foster, I. A. Knight. Mrs. Frank Marsh served as pianist. 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 cemetery there. 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 Wednesday afternoon. 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, who survives. 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 Quick. 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 officiating. Burial was in the County Line Cemetery. The Index, Hermitage, Missouri 15 Dec 1904 Thursday Adeline Gardner 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 Obituary 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. Kenneth Keltner 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 Warrensburg. He married Arlene May Raymer on Aug. 29, 1951, and they shared 65 years of marriage. 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 Irene Keltner. 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 family. 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, Missouri. 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 Klingner Mortuary. 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 law. 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 instantly. 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 death. 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 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. Mahanay. 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 great-grandchildren. 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 Nathan Edde. 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 resurrection morn. 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 Hermitage cemetery. 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 services. 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 he died. 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 interesting coincidence. 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." Another writes: "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 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 home. 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 rescued cats. 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. Baker. 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, Memphis, Tenn. Online condolences can be made at 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 Chapel, Bolivar. Mr. Trowbridge, 84, of Humansville died Wednesday at Big Springs Care Center, Humansville. He was born in Kansas City, Kan., the son of Walter and Mildred Trowbridge. The Index, Hermitage, Missouri 4 Nov 1920 Thursday Ellen Rees 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 Louis Delmont 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 Luke Rorer 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 Elizabeth Roberts 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 charge. 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 struggle. 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 Peterson. 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 a missionary. Besides his family he leaves to mourn his passing a host of friends and relatives. 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 ones. 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 bereaved. 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 years ago. 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, Harry Glazebrook. 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 Kleck. 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.
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