David Eugene “Gene” Routh, 69, of Blue Springs, Missouri, passed away Sunday, August 26, 2018 surrounded by family and friends. Arrangements are pending.
David was born October 23, 1948, in Eldon, Missouri, the son of Andy J. and Rose E. (Foster) Routh.
David was preceded by his father, and two brothers: Otis Routh and Wayne Routh.
David is survived by his mother Rose Routh; wife Sandra Routh; three sons: William Bellis (Kendra), John Routh, and Jacob Routh (wife); three daughters: Shannon Gorsh (Alan), Alexandra Calderon (James), and Kim Behnke (Brian); one sister, Edith Boswell (Durl); one brother, Homer Routh (Pat); fifteen grandchildren: Ashley Behnke, Olivia Behnke, Lydia Calderon, Isabel Calderon, Sophia Calderon, Jonathon Routh, Destiny Bellis, Hunter Bellis, Mackenzie Bellis, Owen Bellis, Annabelle Bauerle, Lane Gorsh, Breanna Marts, Ryan Marts, and Brian Marts; one great-grandchild, Aryah Marts; and numerous nieces and nephews.
March 14, 1921-Dec. 18, 2018
Service: 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 22, at Hathaway-Peterman Funeral Home, Wheatland.
Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 21, at the funeral home.
Rose E. Routh, 97, of Weaubleau died Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018, at Northwood Hills Care Center in Humansville.
She was born March 14, 1921, in Los Animas, Colorado, to Eugene C. and Gladys Foster.
She lived in the Weaubleau community for many years and was a member of the Weaubleau First Baptist Church.
She worked at the Weaubleau Farmers Exchange for several years.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Andy Routh, and three sons, Wayne Routh, Eugene Routh and Otis Routh.
Survivors include her son, Homer and Pat Routh of Humansville; her daughter, Edith and Durl Boswell of Liberty; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
A funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 22, at Hathaway-Peterman Funeral Home, Wheatland. Burial will be in Crutsinger Cemetery, Weaubleau. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 21, at the funeral home.
Charles Leroy Quick
Jan. 14, 1955-Dec. 6, 2018
Charles Leroy Quick, 63, of Grandview died Dec. 6, 2018, at his home.
He was born Jan. 14, 1955, in Breman, Germany.
His parents, Homer Lee Quick and Eleanor A. Coffman Quick preceded him in death.
He was a warehouse supervisor for many years.
He is survived by his son, Scott Lee Quick of Kansas City; his daughter, Julie Peacock of Kansas City; his sister, Susie Dodd of Grandview; and two grandchildren, Spencer Quick and Syndey Quick.
A funeral was Tuesday, Dec. 11, at Hathaway-Peterman Chapel, Wheatland, with Pastor Harvey Beach officiating.
Cremation followed under the direction of Hathaway-Peterman Funeral Home, Wheatland.
Christopher “Chris” Eugene Pippins
May 25, 1972-Nov. 26, 2018
Service: Tuesday, Dec. 4, at Hathaway-Peterman Chapel, Wheatland.
Christopher "Chris" Eugene Pippins, 46, of Wheatland died Nov. 26, 2018, at Mercy Hospital, Springfield.
He was born May 25, 1972, in Kansas City to Harold "Junior" Clifford Pippins Jr. and Donna Jean Lego Pippins.
He served in the U.S. Army and was a truck driver for several years.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Harold Clifford Pippins Jr. and Donna Pippins; his paternal grandfather, Harold Pippins Sr.; and his maternal grandparents, George and Juanita Lego.
Survivors include his significant other, Tammy Hampton of Wheatland; his sister, Anita Pippins of Preston; his three nephews, Cody, Landon and Isaiah; his niece, Logan; his paternal grandmother, Aileen Pippins of Wheatland; his uncle, Randy Pippins of Wheatland; and several other aunts and uncles and cousins.
Services were Tuesday, Dec. 4, at Hathaway-Peterman Chapel with the Rev. Elvin Green officiating.
Burial followed in Avery Spring Branch Cemetery, north of Wheatland, under the direction of Hathaway-Peterman Funeral Home, Wheatland.
Sarilda Emeline Alexander Kirkpatrick
The Index, Hermitage, Missouri 20 Dec 1928 Thursday
Mrs. T. H. Kirkpatrick Dead
Relatives and friends here were notified last week of the death of Mrs. T. H. Kirkpatrick which occurred at the family home at Gates, Oklahoma, and the remains were shipped to Pittsburg, the former home, and we learn were buried in the family burial grounds at the Baptist church there last Sunday. The lady had been in ill health for some time. Her Maiden name was Alexander, a sister of Mrs. Wm. L. Pitts, Hermitage, and of George W., and A. J. Alexander, Pittsburg. A suitable obituary notice we are sure will appear soon.
The Index, Hermitage, Missouri 28 Mar 1946 Thursday
Thomas Henry Kirkpatrick, son of James and Elizabeth Kirkpatrick, was born in Bradley Co. Tenn., March 22, 1859 and died at the home of a daughter at Quapaw, Okla., March 17, 1946 at the age of 86 years, 11 months and 25 days.
On Nov. 1, 1877 he was united in marriage to Emaline Alexander. To this union were born 8 children, four of whom preceded him in death, and also his wife who departed this life on Dec. 11, 1928.
Those surviving are Luther C., and Walter T., of Springfield, Mo.; Edna Lemmons of Simla, Colo.; and Myrtle Wright of Quapaw, Okla.; besides eight grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.
Funeral services were conducted March 19, at the Baptist church at Pittsburg, Mo., by the Rev. J. M. McColm with burial in the church cemetery.
The Index, Hermitage, Missouri 4 Nov 1948 Thursday
Lusso Youth Dies of Heart Attack
Louie Dean Lusso, 16-year-old son of James Lusso of near Preston, died of a heart attack about one o'clock last Friday morning. The youth became very ill in the night and passed away while his father went to a neighbor's house to call a doctor.
Funeral services were held at Preston Sunday afternoon and burial was in Clark cemetery with Hathaway Funeral Home in charge.
Surviving besides the father are five brothers, Floyd, Clarence, Clyde, Buster and J.H. and one sister, Mrs. Icel Gordon, all of Independence.
Charles Leo Lusso
The Index, Hermitage, Missouri 20 Feb 1919 Thursday
The death angel visited our community Saturday morning and claimed for its victim Charles Leo Lusso, oldest child of Joe Lusso and wife. He had been sick only a short time. He was tenderly laid to rest on Sunday afternoon in the Clark cemetery. He was 7 years, 6 months and 8 days old. The parents and relatives have our greatest sympathy.
From the Lincoln County Herald, Troy, Missouri 9 Mar 1866 Friday
One of those fiendish deeds, the recital of which makes the blood curdle, was perpetrated by a trio of bloodthirsty villains in Miller county on the 21st inst.--On that day three men stopped at the residence of Mrs. Rachael Berry, nine miles south of Tuscumbia, on the Osage river. Two of them entered the house and began a conversation with the inmates, who were Mr. Edmond Berry, wife and child, Mrs. Stepp, and Mr. Joseph Berry. The two men, among other questions, asked if they were recognized; and receiving a negative reply, they inquired of Mr. Edmond Berry what company he belonged to. He replied that he was a member of a Company in Tuscumbia, and was a Union man, whereupon the villains exchanged glances and immediately commenced shooting their unsuspecting victims. Mr. Edmond Berry and Mrs. Stepp were instantly killed.-- Mrs. Berry, seizing her child, fled from the house and succeeded in making her escape. The murderers then rushed upstairs whither Joseph Berry had previously retired, who escaped by jumping from a windown, the murderous villains firing at him while doing so. They then set fire to the house, and the building was consumed with the bodies of Mr. Berry and Mrs. Stepp. No trace of the murderers has yet been discovered.
Robert Melville Marshall
Emma Hauenstein Marshall
From The Sunday News and Tribune, Jefferson City, Missouri 22 Dec 1935 Sunday
Miller County Steamboat Owner and Bridge Builder and Wife Celebrate
Tuscumbia, Dec. 21.-- One of Miller county's pioneer, and best respected couples were home to their friends in Tuscumbia last Sunday, when Mr. and Mrs. R. M. Marshall recalled fond remembrances of their fifty-four years of married life.
Mr. Marshall, of Scotch descent, settled in Miller county when only twelve years of age, living on a farm near Tuscumbia. His farm life was followed by adventure in mining lead in this community, later acting as deputy county clerk and printers helper. It was while working in Tuscumbia that he found and won a young maid of twenty-one, Miss Emma Hauenstein, daughter of one of Miller county's sturdy and dependable pioneers, Wm. Hauenstein. Mr. and Mrs. Marshall were married December 15, 1881. Soon after marrying, Mr. Marshall began a new adventure to which he spent most of his younger life--that of steamboat transportation on the Osage and Missouri rivers. His first boat was the steamer "Hugo." Later he purchased the steamer "Frederick" and the two boats freighted up and down the Osage and Missouri rivers the entire period of Mr. Marshall's river venture, ending when he sold his interests in 1898. In the years next following he and Mrs. Marshall spent in attending the Paris Exposition and visiting points of interest, in Edinborough, Scotland, Wiesboden, and Millhofen, Germany, near the scenes of their paternal ancestry. In the spring of 1901 they sailed from London for the United States.
Soon after their return home Mr. Marshall entered upon a new venture-that of building and organizing one of the county's oldest banks. The Tuscumbia bank was built of native stone and completed in 1902. He served as president of this institution until about a year ago when he retired upon his own desire and request. The next venture was spanning the Osage at Tuscumbia. In 1904 the toll bridge was built by a company headed by Mr. Marshall. This bridge was in use until the new highway free bridge was built about two years ago. Mr. Marshall, although retired from bank president position, still sits on the board of directors of Bank of Tuscumbia and the Anchor Milling Company. The latter company is one of the oldest milling companies and has perhaps the largest payroll of any in the county.
Although Mr. and Mrs. Marshall have no children, they have often given many orphan and needy children a helping hand. The Dr. Wm. Sone of Jefferson City, Missouri, lived with them from about the age of five until he left for school, about eighteen years of age. He and Mrs. Sone often visit with the couple that fostered him when a boy. Mr. Marshall has shown a benevolent spirit on various occasions by his bounteous gifts to the children's delight at Christmas time. Both he and Mrs. Marshall are among the oldest members of the Tuscumbia Presbyterian church. Although they are nearing the four score mark they are apparently in good health.
They are now living in the house that they moved to soon after they were married and have lived there for the past fifty-three years, one of Tuscumbia's most picturesque homes, setting on a hillside overlooking the Osage, where most of his interesting adventures of life were had.
The Sedalia Democrat, Sedalia, Missouri 22 Apr 1975 Tuesday
Charley C. Moore
Odessa-- Charley C. Moore, 74, died at Johnson County Hospital, Warrensburg, Monday evening.
He was born in Wyman, Ark., March 7, 1901, the son of Hiram and America Seals Moore.
Mr. Moore married Elva Lugenbell, May 3, 1924. She survives of the home.
He was a Benton County resident many years, making his home near Warsaw. He was a member of the Cedar Grove Baptist Church.
Other survivors include three sons, Ralph Moore, Redlands, Calif.; Don Moore, Covina, Calif.; Lowell Moore, Odessa; five daughters, Mrs. Burma Holman, Highland, Calif.; Mrs. Wanda Barker, Dell City, Okla.; Mrs. Bernice Ingram, San Bernadino, Calif.; Mrs. Orlane King, Marshall; Mrs. Jeannie Parlier, Fargo, N.D., and 24 grandchildren.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Reeser Funeral Home, Warsaw, with the Rev. Orville Woolery officiating.
Burial will be in the Belleview Cemetery.
Service: Monday, Sept. 17, at St. Michael's Cemetery, Fulton, Kansas,
under the direction of Hathaway-Peterman Funeral Home, Wheatland.
Gwen Kennedy, 89, of Wheatland and formerly of Mapleton, Kansas, died
Sept. 13, 2018, at Hermitage Nursing & Rehab, Hermitage.
She was born May 24, 1929, in Anaheim, California, to Boyce and Hazle
She was preceded in death by her parents, first husband Edison Hill,
second husband Glenn Woods and brother Joe Mantooth.
Gwen worked for Key Work Clothes from 1961 to 1977 in Fort Scott, Kansas,
first as a sewing machine operator and later as plant manager.
In mid-1978, she took a transfer to Hermitage to open a Key Plant. She
managed the plant until she retired on March 1, 1996.
She was mayor of Wheatland for eight years.
Gwen married Edison Hill on Jan. 5, 1944. He died July 8, 1977.
The couple had four children, Sue and Max Barney of Shawnee, Kansas, Billy
and June Hill, Jeanie and Tom Hueston, all of Mapleton, Kansas, and Jeff
and Melissa Hill of Fort Scott, Kansas.
Gwen married Glenn Woods of Wheatland in 1979. She has two surviving
stepchildren from that marriage, Jeanette of California and Darrell Rife
Gwen married Bob Kennedy of Wheatland on Feb. 22, 1995. She has three
stepchildren from this marriage, Doug and Linda Kennedy of Rockville,
Carolyn Pippins of Bolivar, and Joe and Leesa Kennedy of Wheatland.
Survivors include her husband, Bob Kennedy of the home; seven children; 15
grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren and one sister-in-law, Suzy
Graveside services were Monday, Sept. 17, at St. Michael's Cemetery,
Fulton, Kansas, with Pastor Randy Smith officiating under the direction of
Hathaway-Peterman Funeral Home, Wheatland.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions may be sent
to Meals on Wheels, c/o McCarty Senior Center, 1948 Hwy. 54, Wheatland MO
Service: 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, at Weaubleau First Baptist Church,
Weaubleau. Cremation was under the direction of Hathaway-Peterman Funeral
Sandra Kay Falk, 71, of Wheatland died Sept. 9, 2018 at Citizens Memorial
She was born April 4, 1947, in Lincoln, Nebraska, to Benson and Genevieve
She was a homemaker.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 50 years, Allen
Falk; grandson Christopher Dugan; and brother David McQuown.
A memorial will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, at Weaubleau First
Baptist Church, Weaubleau.
Cremation was under the direction of Hathaway-Peterman Funeral Home,
Service: Tuesday, Aug. 28, at Hathaway-Peterman Chapel, Wheatland.
Summer Mae Gideon, 39, of Wheatland died Aug. 24, 2018, at Barnes Jewish
Hospital, St. Louis.
She was born Nov. 21, 1978, in Springfield, the fourth child of Michael R.
Kelley and Rachel C. Lopez Kelley.
Summer was a special education teacher for 14 years. Her hobbies included
working with kids and rescuing dogs.
On July 25, 2015, Summer married Patrick Doyle Gideon.
She was preceded in death by her maternal and paternal grandparents.
She is survived by her husband, Patrick Gideon; daughters Alisha
Imilkowski and Dixie Gideon; her parents, Mike and Rachel Kelley of
Wheatland; sisters Shawna Witt of Iberia and Racheal Sawyers of Wheatland;
and brother Michael Kelley of Iberia.
Funeral services were Tuesday, Aug. 28, at Hathaway-Peterman Chapel with
the Rev. Jim Davis officiating. Burial was in Gardner Cemetery, Wheatland,
under the direction of Hathaway-Peterman Funeral Home, Wheatland.
Dorothy June Staten
Service: 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 29, at Hermitage First Baptist Church,
Dorothy June Staten, 84, of Pittsburg died Aug. 24, 2018, at the home of
her daughter, Brenda Kay Staten, in Mount Dora, Florida.
She was born June 13, 1934, in Adonis to Benton Lightfoot and Atha Brannon
Dorothy graduated from Hermitage High School in 1952.
She was united in marriage to Charles Roy "Short" Staten on June 14, 1952.
During this marriage, they had two children, son Charles DeWayne and
daughter Brenda Kay.
Dorothy and her husband lived in northern Missouri for 17 years, where she
was a housewife and mother while Short worked for the Missouri State
In 1969, they moved to Hermitage, where Dorothy and Short owned and
operated Lightfoot Plumbing and Electrical in Hermitage for about 30
years. While Dorothy helped operate Lightfoot Plumbing and Electrical she
was an active member of Hermitage First Baptist Church, Hermitage School
and in the community of Hermitage. She helped plan and organized many
Christmas parades, carnivals, Fourth of July celebrations, among numerous
other community events.
Dorothy was named Woman of the Year by the Hermitage Lion's Club during
She enjoyed watching basketball, “CSI” and golf.
In 2000, Dorothy sold the plumbing and electrical store to retire. Dorothy
then worked at Lakeview Lodge and remained active in her church.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Charles "Short"
Staten; son Charles DeWayne Staten; brother Robert Lightfoot; and sister
She is survived by daughter Brenda Kay Staten of Mount Dora, Florida; one
grandson, Nathaniel Staten Jowers; one granddaughter, Sarah Elizabeth
Jowers; two great-grandsons, Urijah Franklin Birt and Briley Roy Birt, all
of Florida; one brother, Clea Lightfoot of Bolivar; and one sister, Aleene
Eaton of Pittsburg; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 29, at Hermitage First
Baptist Church, Hermitage, with the Rev. Jeremy Hostettler officiating.
Burial will be in Antioch Cemetery, Pittsburg, under the direction of
Hathaway-Peterman Funeral Home, Wheatland.
Aug. 10, 1975-Aug. 17, 2018
Service: Tuesday, Aug. 21, at Hathaway-Peterman Chapel, Wheatland.
Cherie Turner, 43, died Aug. 17, 2018.
Cherie was born Cherie Denise Darby on Aug. 10, 1975, in Springfield to
Rick and Sally Darby.
She grew up in Wheatland and graduated from Wheatland High School. After
high school, she attended Hillcrest Beauty College in Springfield. She was
a hairdresser in this area for many years. After selling her business, she
worked in the insurance business for several years and at the time of her
death, she operated her own insurance office on the square in Hermitage.
Cherie was saved at the age of 23 at Lindley Creek Missionary Baptist
Church in the fall of 1999. She was a member of Nemo Missionary Baptist
Church and attended Calvary Missionary Baptist Church in Bolivar.
Her hobbies included shopping with her mom and sister, traveling,
listening to music, singing and going to concerts.
She was preceded in death by her sister, Nicole Fillipi.
She is survived by her husband, Eric Turner of the home; son Haden Smith
of Bolivar; and daughter Cela Anderson of the home; her parents, Rick and
Sally Darby, Hermitage; nephews, Eric and Sam Fillipi, niece Darby Fillipi
and brother-in-law Russ Fillipi, all of Preston.
Funeral services were Tuesday, Aug. 21, at Hathaway-Peterman Chapel with
Bro. Richard Mitchell and Bro. Dusty Armstrong officiating. Burial was in
Nemo Cemetery under the direction of Hathaway-Peterman Funeral Home,
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions may be
sent to Nemo Cemetery, c/o Randy Darby 24773 State Hwy. 254, Hermitage MO
The Jacksonville Daily Journal, Jacksonville, Illinois 9 Mar 1954 Tuesday
Nona P. Williams Dies Suddenly at Griggsville
Griggsville, Ill. -- Mrs. Nona Pearl Williams, 67, was found dead
in bed at 6 o'clock Sunday morning at her home here. She had not
been ill before the fatal attack.
The remains were taken to the Skinner Funeral Home, where Coroner
Walter Plattner conducted an inquest. A verdict of death from
coronary occlusions was returned by the jury.
Mrs. Williams was born Feb. 18, 1887, in the Independence
neighborhood near Pittsfield, a daughter of Harrison and Mary
Troutner Grayble. She was united in marriage with Charlie Williams
at Pittsfield on April 10, 1906.
Surviving are her husband; one daughter, Mrs. Lyndle Allen; one son,
Lyndle Williams, both of Griggsville; a sister, Mrs. Cora Williams of
Griggsville and a brother, Oscar Grayble, Kansas City, Kansas.
Funeral services will be held at 2:30 o'clock this afternoon at the
Assembly of God church in Pittsfield, in charge of Rev. C. W.
Marshall. Burial will be made in the Pittsfield west cemetery.
The Jacksonville Daily Journal, Jacksonville, Illinois 20 Mar 1974
Ina Hannell of Milton Dies; Rites Wednesday
Pittsfield -- Mrs. Ina Hannell, Milton, died 11:45 p.m. Saturday at
the Illini hospital. She was 81 years of age. She was born in
Milton October 2, 1892, daughter of William and Dorothy Troutner
Schneff. She married Fred Grable in 1911 and he preceded her in
death in 1951. She later married Fred Hannell. He survives with two
sons, Merell Grable of Jacksonville and Maynard Grable of Hillview;
three daughters, Mrs. Wanda Foster of Nebo, Mrs. Mina Williams of
Pearl and Mrs. Mildred Ehart of Pittsfield; 20 grandchildren; and 32
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Sutter Funeral Home
with Rev. Joe T. Maynard officiating. Burial will be in Burbridge
The St. Joseph Weekly Gazette, St. Joseph, Missouri 17 July 1890 Thursday
Died a Full Centenarian
Pittsfield, Ill., July 15. -- Mrs. Elizabeth Troutner died at her
home at Time, near here, yesterday, aged 100 years and 4 months. She
was born in Germany and came to this country when 15 years of age.
She leaves eight living children and sixty-eight grandchildren and
great-grandchildren. The deceased was the oldest person in the
county, and up to within three days of her death, which was caused by
congestive chills, she was able to be up and wait on herself.
The Jacksonville Daily Journal, Jacksonville, Illinois 16 Jun 1970 Tuesday
Cora Williams Of Pittsfield Dies Monday
Pittsfield--Mrs. Cora M. Williams, 85, of Pittsfield, died at 3 p.m.
Monday at the Illini hospital.
Born Oct. 18, 1884, she was the daughter of Harrison and Mary
Troutner Grable. She married Joseph Williams, who preceded her in
death in 1950.
Surviving are two sons, Norman Williams of Quincy and Roy Williams of
Griggsville; two daughters, Mrs. Nona Witmyre of Pittsfield, and Mrs.
Ruby Greenwood of Salem; three grandchildren; and six great
Friends may call at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Sutter Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Assembly of God
church with Rev. G. W. Bruklow officiating. Burial will be in the
West cemetery at Pittsfield.
The Index, Hermitage, Missouri 3 Jan 1957 Thursday
Lafayette McCracken was born near Elkton, Mo. Oct. 30, 1882, and
passed from this life Dec. 27, 1956, at his farm home at the age of
74 years, one month and 27 days.
He lived almost his entire life in Elkton community.
He was united in marriage July 29, 1903, to Emma Cook. Three
children were born to this union. Mrs. Vesta Nelson, Elkton, Mo.,
Mrs. Waneta Tipton, Kansas City, Mo., and Mrs. Wanda Cooper,
Weaubleau, Mo., all of whom helped to care for him during his
He was converted when a young man and united with the Elkton Baptist
church. He attended Sunday school and church through the years,
taking his children and later his grandchildren to the house of God
with him. He has served as an honored deacon in the church he loved,
for the past 35 years.
He was a good neighbor, a devoted husband, a loving father and
grandfather and he worked hard to provide a home in which his loved
ones, his friends, his neighbors and the casual passerby were made
He is survived by his faithful companion, three daughters, ten
grandchildren, four sisters, Mrs. Delia Hunt, Mrs. Dora Murnan, Mrs.
Zoe Loy and Mrs. Gertie Plummer; two brothers, Wes and Elmer Emory, a
stepfather, Samuel Emory and a host of friends.
One grandson, Tommy Lafe Tipton, preceded him in death.
The Index, Hermitage, Missouri 9 Jan 1964 Thursday
The town was saddened also by the passing on Jan. 1 of Homer Cauthon, who had spent many years of his life here. He and his wife, Myrtle, had returned to their home 18 months ago after being in Las Vegas where he had worked 12 years on construction. His funeral was Saturday at the First Baptist Church and burial was in Durnell Chapel Cemetery.
Relatives here from a distance for the Homer Cauthon funeral included Mr. and Mrs. Tom Pitts, Mrs. Herbert Murphy, Mrs. Alta Long, Mrs. Fred Campbell and Fred and Harry Anderson, all of the Kansas City area; Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Ashcroft, Siloam Springs, Ark.; a sister, Mrs. Harry Ivy, Hyattsville, Md.; and the children, Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Cauthon, Ft. Worth; Mr. and Mrs. Charles T. Cauthon and sons and Miss Kay Geigon, Derby, Kan.; Mr. and Mrs. James Thomas and children, Hugoton, Kan., and Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Rister and son of West Fork, Ark. The immediate relatives were in the home a few days.
Jewell M. Kellner, age 91, of Lincoln, Missouri, passed away Saturday,
July 7, 2018 at the Lincoln Community Care Center. Jewell was born on
October 7, 1926 in Fairfied, Missouri, the eldest daughter of Henry E &
Martha McMillin. She was one of 14 brothers & sisters: JimEd, Geneva,
Jesse, Jack, Bill, Bud, Nancy, Pansy, Junior, Peggy, Della, Cindy & Grace.
Jewell married Jim Kellner on December 25th, 1945 at the age of 19. They
had five children together: Linda, Sonny, Laura, Susan & Rebecca.
Jim & Jewell moved from Warsaw to California in 1954. They lived in Orick,
Pacificia & Vallejo for the next 30 plus years before returning to Warsaw
Jim preceded Jewell in death on January 27th, 1990.
Jewell was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church. She was a good Christian
who believed in the power of our lord and the power of family. She helped
any family or friend who may have needed a helping hand. Our home was
opened many times for people who were struggling in life.
She donated her time to the senior citizen’s hall where we all know her
famous quote “There is always someone worse off than you; a friendly smile
goes a long way”.
Jewell was a member of Eastern Star, both Vallejo lodge & Warsaw lodge
where she was worthy matron. Jewell was an excellent seamstress from
quilts to ball gowns. She also donated many years to making hospital gowns
for the Shriners Children’s Hospital in San Francisco.
Alzheimer’s is a terrible thing to get for such a brilliant woman. Jewell
leaves behind a large family who has missed their mother & grandmother.
Children: Linda & Ray Cox - Klamath Falls, Oregon, Sonny & Sheila Kellner
- Warsaw, Missouri, Laura & Scott Bianchini - Anderson, California,
Susan Kellner - Cottonwood, California, and Rebecca & Jonathan Anderson -
Grandchildren: Mike & Felicia Cox, Jason & Patrick Finn-Cox, Amy Kellner,
Jesse & Eryn Kellner, Jewell & Mike Garrett, Andrew & Lori Favilla, Amber
& Jeff Brock, Nathan, Corbin, Isabella & Terrance Anderson plus great
grandchildren and great great grandchildren.
We wish you an easy flight home mom.
Lyle “Butch” E. (Everett) McMillin, of Cole Camp, Missouri, passed away at
3:32 p.m. on Saturday, July 21, 2018, from the results of a tractor
accident on Highway 65, near Sedalia, in Pettis County, Missouri.
Butch lived a cattleman’s life and was granted an earthly life of 62
years, 11 months, and 14 days.
It was on August 7, 1955, in Osceola, Missouri, that the Lord Blessed the
home of Henry Everett and Carmen G. (Hart) McMillin. Butch attended
Freedom School, a one-room schoolhouse near Osceola and graduated with the
class of 1973, from Warsaw High School. He proudly enlisted and served in
the United States Navy.
Butch had found a person that soon made him happy, and on April 18, 1998,
at the First Baptist Church in Cole Camp, he exchanged vows with Jill
Renee Cusick making her his beloved wife. Butch and Jill lived happily,
sharing 20 years of love and commitment and making lasting memories. He
owned and operated B&L Auto Salvage and M&M Auto Salvage for over 20 years
in Kansas City and Independence, Missouri. He was the manager of American
Auto Supply in Sedalia from 1995 to 2015. Butch had a deep respect and
love for his herd of Charolais cattle. He moved to Cole Camp, to spend his
days highly devoted to and raising and developing his registered Charolais
herd. Butch loved every single cow granting them with exceptional care. He
adapted to this lifestyle quickly with the comfort and ease of a true
Butch believed in the Lord and was a member of the First Baptist Church of
Cole Camp, Missouri.
He is survived by his devoted and loving wife, Jill of their home; two
daughters, Erica M. Pfannenstiel (Steven) of Sedalia, Missouri, and Erin
L. Mabry-Mifflin (Travis) of Warrensburg, Missouri; three sisters, Cynthia
S. Davis (Ed) of Warrensburg, Della M. Campbell (Fred) of Raytown, and
Grace E. Sprague (Floyd) of Kansas City, Missouri; 14 half-siblings, Jim
Ed, Jewell, Geneva, Jesse, Jack, Bill, Bud, Nancy, Pansy, Junior, Peggy,
Warren, Sheila and Lyla; five grandchildren, Tayton, Zane, Ashleigh, Ryder
and Hattie Belle.
He was preceded in death by parents, Henry McMillin and Carmen Cronmiller.
Graveside Services were held will commence at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, July
26, 2018, at Shiloh Cemetery, Warsaw, Missouri with Pastor Tom Cook
There will be Full Military Honors provided by the American Legion Post
#305 and the United States Navy.
Pallbearers: Ray Cusick, Steven Pfannenstiel, Travis Mifflin, Vern Burton,
Tim Burton, and John McMillin.
Honorary Pallbearers: Dean McMillin, Junior McMillin, and Ronnie Rickenberg.
In lieu of flowers and as an expression of sympathy memorial contributions
are suggested to family choice, in loving memory of Lyle.
Serving the family, Fox Funeral Home, Cole Camp, Missouri.
Springfield - Shelly Henderson-Mwamakula, age 53, passed away on July 21,
2018 in Springfield, MO.
Shelly is survived by her husband, Ray Mwamakula, her father, Charles
Henderson, her mother, Doris Henderson, along with her three siblings:
Darren Henderson, Phillip Henderson, and Renee Damron, their families, and
some dear friends from all over the world.
Shelly has lived in Tanzania, East Africa for the past 20 years as a
missionary. She has lovingly cared for and served the precious children
and ladies there with a selfless heart.
She grew up in Springfield and would visit often when she was home on
Shelly was wonderful at making friends wherever she would go and because
of that she is loved by so many people around the globe.
We adored her smile and infectious laugh, and we will miss her very much.
We know she is happy to be with Jesus now and will enjoy spending the rest
of her days in Heaven with Him.
Visitation will be held Saturday, July 28,2018, 2PM, at Parkcrest Baptist
Church, 816 West Republic Road Springfield, MO 65807. Funeral Services
will immediately follow the visitation at the church.
The Clinton Eye, Clinton, Missouri 4 Jan 1929 Friday
A. NAGEL DIED SUDDENLY
A. Nagel, one of the owners of the Degen Department Store, was found
dead in the bath room at his home on South Third street, just after
midnight, at the dawning of the New Year. He had been complaining of
shortness of breath for several weeks and had to be out of the store
for several days with neuralgia in his face. However, he came back
to the store last Saturday, but did not feel well enough to come
Monday. That evening he sent word to his business partner, George
Osburn, that he was feeling much better, and would be on hand Tuesday
to help with the invoicing. He retired about 9 p.m., feeling
apparently better. His wife did not hear him get up, but awakened a
little after midnight and saw a light in the bath room and found he
was not in bed. She could not hear any sound, so when he did not
return she got up and found he had fallen face downward on the bath
room floor. As she could not arounse him, she went to the window and
called her next door neighbor, Dr. Kavanaugh, who with his family had
just returned from installation and the watch party of the Eastern
Star. He heard her call and hurried right over, but life was gone
from his neighbor and friend. A little place over one eye showed
that perhaps, he had struck the tub, as he had fallen with the heart
attack. Mr. Osburn and others were called, but his spirit had
returned to its Maker.
A. Nagel was born about 65 years ago in Hungary. When a lad of 12,
he came to America to try his fortune, living with an uncle in New
York. With frugal habits and industry, he made money and when grown,
was able to return to his native land to visit his parents, after
which he returned back to the land of promise, when he want to
Vermont, Ill., where he was employed by the Hexter Dry Goods Company,
who are known as the best merchants in Illinois. Here the earnest
young Hungarian worked and studied merchandising, as his ambition was
to have a store of his own, and did a few years later, being in
business in Vandalia, Perry, Center and Bowling Green, Mo. Later
sold his interest and moved to Quincy, Ill., where he was with the
Reibs Store for about a year, coming to Clinton in 1921, purchasing a
half interest in the Degen Department Store. He had been in charge
of the ready-to-wear department since. He made a thorough study of
styles and materials and his advice was always reliable. Many
customers sought him when buying new clothes, because they knew of
his personal interest in them being pleased. He was an honest,
upright citizen, eager for the progress of the community and ever
ready to help.
Deceased was raised in the Jewish faith, and observed the ordinance
and customs of his church, respecting the religion of others, and had
often discussed religion with the writer. His belief in God was high
and fine. In his life he practiced the Golden Rule. He was a member
of the Bnai Brith, the Hebrew charitable organization, and was a
liberal contributor to their activities. He was a Mason, his
membership being in North Missouri; also a valued member of the
Clinton Rotary Club and ready for every step of progress they made.
He was married about 32 years ago to Miss Lena Ginsberger, who
survives him. This union was blessed with one son, Irwing, who was
in the Degen Department Store in charge of the shoe department until
last year, he accepted a fine traveling position and since then has
been living at Indianapolis, Ind. He, with his family, made a
holiday visit with his parents and how the grandparents enjoyed the
four year old grandson, Eugene, sparing nothing to make him happy.
A. Nagel worshipped the small lad and it was with tear dimmed eyes
that the parting came last week, none knowing it would be the last.
Deceased leaves several brothers and sisters, in Hungary.
The Rotary Club conducted a service at his late home Wednesday
morning at 10 o'clock, Rev. Lindsey using the Twenty-Third Psalm for
the scripture lesson, then told of his esteem for Mr. Nagel, of the
early hardships of his life and the position he had won in the
community by honest upright living and industry. Arthur Lee also
spoke of Mr. Nagel as a friend and Rotarian.
The widow, the son, Irwing, and wife accompanied the body to
Louisiana, Mo., Wednesday on the M.K.&T. Limited. The funeral will
be held at Louisiana Thursday afternoon and the body laid in the
St. Louis Post-Dispatch, St. Louis, Missouri 26 Aug 1888 Sunday
By Telegraph to the Post-Dispatch
Louisiana, Mo., August 25.-- Isaac Genzberger, a retired Hebrew
merchant of this city, died at his home to-day in the 69th year of his
age. He had been confined to his home for nine years by sickness. He
leaves a widow and large family of grown children, among whom are the
Genzberger Bros., merchants of this city.
Stanberry Headlight, Stanberry, Missouri 24 Jan 1935 Thursday
MRS. ZUZAK WAS BORN IN GERMANY
Death of Mrs. Caroline Zuzak Here Last Week Claimed Person Born in Germany.
In the death of Mrs. Caroline Zuzak here last Wednesday morning, this
community lost a citizen who was born in Germany and who lived in
that country until she was 18 years old, when she came with her
parents to America, locating at Louisiana, Mo.
Mrs. Zuzak died here at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Isaac Haas, at
6:10 o'clock last Wednesday morning. Her death, as told in this
newspaper last week, was caused by a light stroke which she had
suffered on Monday morning.
Mrs. Zuzak's maiden name was Miss Caroline Genzberger. She was born
in Germany on September 7, 1850, and when she was about 14 years old,
her father, Isaac Genzberger, and a son, came to America. They went
into the clothing business at Louisiana, Mo., and after having been
here four years the elder Genzberger returned to Germany and brought
the remainder of his family to America. At that time, Mrs. Zuzak was
18 years old.
The family lived in Louisiana, Mo., and while living there, the
daughter was married to Albert Zuzak, in 1873. Three children were
born to this union. They were: Mrs. Isaac Haas of Stanberry; Julius
Zuzak of Chickasha, Okla., who died in October 1933; and Mrs. Lou M.
Haas of Tucson, Ariz.
Mr. and Mrs. Zuzak lived in Louisiana practically all of their lives.
They occasionally left Missouri for a short time, but invariably
returned to the Mississippi river town to continue their residence
there. Mr. Zuzak died in about 1890.
As told in this newspaper last week Mrs. Zuzak made her home with her
two daughter, but for the past three years she had spent all of her
time here in the Haas home, where she was given every care.
She is survived by the two daughters, four grandsons, Albert Haas of
Kansas City, Louis, Allen and Henry Haas, all of Tucson, Ariz. She
also leaves one great grandchild, little Patricia Ann Haas, daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Haas. In addition to these relatives, she
leaves one brother, Mike Genzberger of Louisiana, Mo., and one
sister, Mrs. Lena Nagel, of Clinton, Mo., besides other relatives and
Mrs. Zuzak had been almost totally blind for the past 10 years, but
that handicap did not keep her from being well informed on current
affairs. Each day, the son-in-law and daughter here read to her from
the daily newspapers and magazines and she kept in close touch with
national and world affairs.
Mrs. Zuzak took much interest a few years ago in the senatorial
ambitions of Senator Bennett Champ Clark, for the Pike county
candidate was considered by Mrs. Zuzak as a "home town boy."
The remains were taken last Thursday to the old home at Louisiana,
Mo., and funeral services were held there last Friday morning,
conducted by Rabbi Isherman of St. Louis. Interment was in a
cemetery at Louisiana. Mr. and Mrs. Haas accompanied the remains to
Louisiana and from there went to Kansas City, returning to Stanberry
The Index, Hermitage, Missouri 21 Jul 1927 Thursday
Mary E. Neff was born in the state of Illinois in 1858 and departed
May 11, 1927. She was out of the family of eight children. Her
parents moved to Benton county when she was small. She professed a
hope in Christ in her young days. She was married to James C.
Wallace in the year 1869. To this union was born 10 children of
which all are living but two, Jake E. and James C., of Weaubleau;
Mrs. John C. Campbell, of Greenridge, Mo.; Frank, of Archie, Mo.;
Mrs. Leslie Scoggins, of Clinton, Mo.; Walter, of Fort Madison, Iowa;
George, of Plad, Mo.; Lewis, of Macks Creek, Mo. She was taken to
Parrack Grove cemetery in Camden county and layed to rest on May 12
where the father and husband was laid to rest March 1897. She was
married to Thomas A. Neff May 21, 1903 and lived with him until March
11, 1927, when after suffering several weeks he passed away.
Thelma Shafer 1915-2000
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Thelma Shafer, 85, died Sept. 27 at the Life Care Center
of Grandview, Mo., nursing home. She was born Jan. 19, 1915, in
Arkadelphia, Ark. She was a graduate of Springfield, Mo., High School. She
married Elvin P. Flanders. He died in 1960. She married Arthur Maynard. He
died in 1969. She then married William Shafer. A resident of Kansas City
for 38 years, coming from Great Bend, she was retired from General Services
Mrs. Shafer was a member of First Christian Church and Rebekah Lodge, both
of Great Bend.
Survivors include her husband; one son, Clarence Darrell Flanders of Kansas
City; two daughters, Doreen Snyder of Grandview and Delaine Kidney of St.
Marys; eight grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and one
Graveside service will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Great Bend Cemetery. Friends
may call from 2-4 p.m. Sunday at Park Lawn Funeral Home in Kansas City, Mo.
Piper-Verschelden Funeral Home of St. Marys is in charge of graveside
The Index, 28 Jan 1909 Thursday
A Golden Wedding.
On the 22nd day of January, 1909, this being the fiftieth anniversary
of the marriage of John G. and Emily E. Crutsinger, their children
and families as well as several other relatives and friends met at
the beautiful home of the Crutsingers bringing with them for this
especial occasion their baskets filled to overflowing.
At the noon hour the guests were invited into the dining room where
the dinner met their gaze that would have made one possessed with the
appetite of a "Weary Willie" howl with joy. After partaking of the
feast the equal to which could only be prepared by Grandma Powell
Rogers or her descendants, the crowd returned to the parlor and spent
the afternoon in music conversation and reminiscence.
When the shadows began to grow long toward the east the guests
reluctantly took their departure for their homes wishing their host
and hostess the pleasure of many more happy anniversaries. Among
those present were:
Mr. and Mrs. T.W. Largent,
Mr. Thos. A. Largent and family,
Mr. W. P. Crutsinger and family,
Mr. John Deiner and family,
Mr. John Niblack and family,
Mr. Don Harryman and family,
Mr. Horace Hickman and family,
Mrs. Nancy McCracken,
Mrs. Mary Butler,
Mrs. Joshua Selvidge,
Rev. and Mrs. G.W. Britton,
Mr. and Mrs. W.D. Harryman,
Mr. Marshall Morton and family,
Mr. and Mrs. Benton Ivy,
John Walters and other.
This wedding that occurred fifty years ago was unique and romantic.
Young John Crutsinger had fallen in love with Miss Emily, the
beautiful and accomplished daughter of Captain Powell Rogers. His
love was reciprocated. This contemplated match did not meet the
approval of the sturdy old captain. He therefore arranged to send
his daughter, Miss Emily, to an Uncle of his in an eastern state.
This information inadvertently leaked out and the lovers arranged for
hasty marriage. On the evening of the 21st of January, 1859, just
after nightfall they met at an appointed place and from there took
their flight. Mounted on their splendid charger like unto the one
perhaps that Sheridan rode to Winchester they set their faces toward
the place they saw the sun go down. With the mercury registering
several degrees below zero, dressed in their homespun, with no wraps
for the bride save the overcoat wich the groom had taken off and had
her wear, they took a circuitous route through the counties of Cedar,
St. Clair and Vernon. Through all that cold and frozen night they
rode, passing scarcely a habitation, with no sound to greet their
ears save the howl of the wild coyote or the wild and weird shriek of
the wind. When the day dawned on the morning of the 22nd they drew
rein in front of a cabin, the squatter home of a minister who lived
near the line that divided the state of Missouri from the then
turbulent Kansas. They persuaded the minister to accompany them
across the line into the new state of Kansas. There in the wild,
bleak, uninhabited prairie, with the wind howling through the tall,
frosty grasses, in the presence of the groom's sister, Nancy, who
accompanied them, and also three of his young male friends, the
minister spoke the words that made them husband and wife.
They now returned to their homes, but not as swiftly as they went.
They received the irate parent's forgiveness and blessing. Not being
possessed with any of this world's good the young couple with only
health, strength and willing hands now faced the stern realities of
life, set about to build themselves a home and secure a living. By
industry, economy and frugality they most splendidly succeeded.
They are the parents of eight children, three of whom died in
childhood. The five living are all married and are recognized among
our most respectable and prosperous citizens. After having given
each of their married children a good farm and other financial help
they still own one of the best farms in this county besides their
home in Wheatland. In fact Mr. Crutsinger is one of the heaviest
tax-payers in Hickory County.
Mr. Crutsinger has lived a zealous life. Every dollar he possesses
is the fruit of honest energy, economy and industry. He served three
years in the Federal army and made a good record as a soldier.
During all these years of his married life his home has been within
the confines of Hickory County. He has never turned a deaf ear to
the destitute. He has always with unstinted liberality unsparingly
contributed to the wants of those who were less favored than himself.
If every man to whom he has given financial aid were to return the
same to him with interest it would be a sum sufficient to maintain
him the remainder of his natural life. And "Aunt" Emily, his wife
has lived a life that has endeared her to every one who knows her.
Around her very being is a halo of affection, purity of heart and a
character that makes her beloved by all. Her life has been like a
landscape fringed round with beautiful verdure, bedecked with lovely
flowers, perfumed with sacred blossoms and kissed with the sunlight
John and Emily Crutsinger, while they have passed fifty years of
married life, are both "hale and hearty" and are comparatively young
looking. Their lives are worthy examples for imitation. The world
is better by reason of their being in it, and if there is a life
after this, where the good deeds done here are rewarded, and we are
so favored as to tread upon the guilded sands of the golden shore and
enter the amoranthine bowers of spotless purity in the world that is
to come, we have the abiding faith that we meet them there.
The Index, Hermitage, Missouri 9 Feb 1922 Thursday
Aged Woman of Wheatland Passed Away.
Susan Crutsinger was born June 18, 1842 in the state of Tenn. She
departed this life Jan. 31, 1922 at the home of her son, T. A.
Largent, of Wheatland. Mrs. Largent was united in marriage to T.A.
Largent on Sept. 2, 1858. To this union were born 7 children of whom
4 has passed on to their reward. Those now living are Thomas A. and
Effie Dell of Wheatland and Lorena Elizabeth of Texas. Her husband
passed to his reward about 8 years before. Mrs. Largent was
converted when only a child and united with the Methodist church, but
in later life she transferred her membership to the Christian church.
To her God and church she remained faithful till death came and lead
her softly and gently to her future reward.
Roy Jackson Dailey was born October 13, 1924, to Charley and Ruth Dailey
in Harrison, Arkansas. He passed away on June 26, 2018, at the age of 93,
at Freeman West Hospital in Joplin, Missouri.
He served in the United States Army from March 7, 1943 to November 20,
1945, and was awarded the Purple Heart, two Overseas Bars, four Bronze
Battle Stars, WWII Victory Medal, the American Campaign Medal, and the
European-African-Middle Eastern Theater Service Ribbon for his service.
In August 1945, he married Marjorie Wilson and to this union, one
daughter, Connie was born. Marjorie passed away in 1975, after thirty
years of marriage.
Roy married Betty Olson on August 1, 1975. Betty brought four sons to this
union, giving Roy four step-sons, Joe, Bill, Ben, and Dave. Betty passed
away in June 2001, after twenty-six years of marriage.
He was preceded in death by his mother and father; two sisters, Gladys and
Francis; his brother, Ed; his first wife Marjorie; his second wife Betty;
and his step-son, Joe.
Roy is survived by his daughter Connie Fleener and her husband Bobby, of
the home; step-son Bill Olson and his wife Pat of Plymouth, WI; step-son
Dave Olson and his wife Jacqueline of Leawoood, KS, step-son Ben Olson and
his wife Connie of Nevada, MO; many grandchildren, and great
Springfield, Mo. News-Leader 27 Dec 1988
Myrtle Irene Linder, 88
Services for Myrtle Irene Linder, Springfield, will be at 10 a.m.
Wednesday in Greenlawn Funeral Chapel North. Burial will be in
Greenlawn Memorial Gardens.
Mrs. Linder died at 2 p.m. Sunday in Cox Medical Center South.
Visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m. today in the funeral home.
Springfield, Mo. News & Leader, 9 Nov 1968
William B. Linder, 100, Route 1, Brookline, died at 11:45 a.m. Friday
in St. John's Hospital, Springfield, after a short illness. Mr.
Linder would have been 101 years old today.
A lifelong resident of the Marshfield and Battlefield communities,
Mr. Linder was a retired farmer.
Surviving are three sons, John, Marshfield, Abe, 2011 West Thoman,
and O.H., Battlefield; two daughters, Mrs. Alma Breese, 1025 North
Campbell, and Mrs. Edna Robertson, 2528 Mt. Vernon; a brother,
Charlie, Marshfield; 20 grandchildren; 49 great grandchildren and
nine great great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday in Greenlawn Chapel.
Second services will be in Liberty Church, near Duncan, with the
Revs. Selph Jones and Henry Long officiating. Burial will be in the
Springfield, Mo. Leader-Press, 24 Apr 1961
Pritchett R. Branam, 65, of 2121 West Calhoun, a veteran of World War
I, died at Burge-Protestant Hospital Sunday following a short
He was a charter member and past commander of American Legion Post
No. 38 at Fair Grove, and a member of the Galloway Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Lura E.; four sons, John F. (Tom) and
Carl L. (Pete), both of Springfield, Leonard, Pomona, Calif. and
Marine Pfc. Wayne E. Branam, Camp Pendleton, Calif., two daughters,
Mrs. Eula Mae Roberts and Mrs. Betty Linder, both of Springfield; two
sisters, Mrs. Lonnie Carter, Route 6, and Mrs. Horace Grantham,
Vancouver, Wash.; a brother, Dick, Route 4, and 10 grandchildren.
Arrangements are under direction of Rainey.
Springfield, Mo. Leader-Press, 13 Apr 1956
Mrs. O. E. Becker
Mrs. Carrie Ida Becker, 58, of 436 West Madison, died at 11:40 p.m.
yesterday at St. John's Hospital after a long illness.
A native of Cabool, Mrs. Becker had lived in Springfield since 1921.
She was a charter member of Southside Assembly of God Church.
Surviving are her husband, O. E. Becker; three daughters, Mrs. Ruth
Picotte of 1958 Virginia, Mrs. Vera Collison of 503 West Stanford and
Mrs. Mollie Camp of 1223 West Sunshine; two sons, John Becker of the
home and Richard of 908 North Grant; two sisters, Mrs. Julia Harris
of Kingman, Kan., and Mrs. Lou McDowell of San Diego, Calif.; a
brother, Wesley Jones of Cabool; and eight grandchildren.
Funeral arrangements are under direction of Rainey.
Springfield News Leader, 1989
Julia L. Camp
Rogersville--Julia L. Camp, 84, Route 3 Rogersville, died at 1:30 p.m.
Thursday in St. John's Regional Health Center, Springfield, after a long
She was a homemaker and a member of Mount Sinai Assembly of God
Church. Survivors include a daughter, Eileen Steele, Kansas City; a
son, Jerry Camp, Rogersville; 14 grandchildren; 28 great
grandchildren; nine great-great-grandchildren; and a niece, Edna
Osburn, Springfield. She was preceded in death by her husband,
Walter C. Camp, and two sons, Robert L. "Tony" and William C. "Bill"
Camp. She was greatly loved and will be sadly missed by all who knew
her. Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday in Greenlawn Funeral Home
North with the Rev. Harry Collinson officiating. Burial will be in
Palmetto Cemetery, east of Springfield.
Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. today in the funeral home.
The Springfield, Mo. Leader-Press, 4 Feb 1976
WALTER C. CAMP
Rogersville--Services for Walter C. Camp, 81, Rogersville, will be at 1
p.m. Saturday in Marsh Funeral Chapel here with the Rev. O. E. Becker
officiating. Burial will be in Palmetto Cemetery northwest of here.
Color Guard rites will be conducted at the cemetery.
Mr. Camp, a retired farmer, died at 11:05 a.m. Tuesday in Cox Medical
Center, Springfield, after a short illness.
Survivors include his wife, Julia L.; two sons, Bill, of St. Louis,
and Jerry R., of Route 3, Rogersville; a daughter, Mrs. Eileen
Steele, Route 3, Rogersville; 14 grandchildren and 19 great
The Springfield Leader, Friday Evening, 24 May 1889
Mrs. Lucy Camp, 88, died this morning on Billings street. She was
born March 30, 1801, in Brunswick county, Va., and came to Greene
county in 1851. She will be buried in the family graveyard on the
James near Mr. McCraw's in Taylor township. She was the mother of
Dr. W. P. Camp and James M. Camp.
The Springfield Republican, Saturday morning, 25 May 1889
Mrs. Lucy C. Camp, 80, died yesterday at the residence of her son,
Dr. W. P. Camp. She was born March 30, 1809, in Brunswick county,
Va. She leaves seven living children, among whom are Dr. W. P. Camp
and Attorney J.M. Camp, of this city. She has been a widow since
1876. She will be buried in the McCraw cemetery.
The Index, Hermitage, Missouri 30 Aug 1951 Thursday
Asa Bill Staten, son of Henry and Cora Staten, was born May 5, 1922,
at Wheatland, Mo., and departed this life Aug. 13, 1951, age 29
years, 3 months, 8 days.
He was united in marriage to Doris Jean Breshears the 10th day of May
1943. To this union one daughter, Deena Sue, was born. He leaves to
mourn his passing, his wife, Doris Jean, one daughter, Deena Sue, his
father and mother, three brothers and four sisters, Roy Staten,
Illinois; Mrs. Anna Moore, Texas; Mrs. Flora Hight, Detroit, Mich.;
Elmer Staten, Wheatland, Mo.; Mrs. Josephine Mulkey, San Bernardino,
Calif.; Clarence Staten, Wheatland, Mo.; Mrs. Odessa Clapp, San Jose,
Calif.; eleven nieces and nephews and a host of friends. Asa Bill
was in the service of his country for over three years, most of this
time on foreign soil. He was seriously wounded in the crossing of
the Rhine river in Germany. For his bravery in going beyond the call
of duty, he was awarded five bronze stars, good conduct medals as
well as three overseas bars and entitled to wear the European,
African, Middle Eastern Campaign ribbon. He was a kind and loving
husband and father and was loved and held in high esteem by all who
The Index, Hermitage, Missouri 18 Nov 1920 Thursday
Ellen Agee Rees, the youngest and last member of the large family of
John M. Agee, a pioneer of Pettis County, Missouri, died at
Leavenworth, Kansas, on Sunday, October 24th, 1920, at the age of
So peaceful was her passing that she seemed to be only sleeping and
the sweet calm, as of eternal rest, was on her face. God has her
soul in His keeping.
The dear earlthy hands that never wanted rest here are now folded
awaiting the last call. Service was her happiness. Her life was a
life of service and devotion. So many tender, merciful ministrations
were hers. What an example of devotion to duty she has left to
posterity all who knew her can testify. She became a member of the
Baptist Church in her girlhood days and has always been an earnest
supporter of this church, giving freely of her service and means.
Ellen Agee was married to the late Benton Rees February 6th, 1866 at
Dresden, Missouri. They celebrated their Golden Wedding Anniversary
February 6th, 1916. Since the death of her husband April 28, 1917,
she had been gradually declining, but during this time had visited
all her children in the states of Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas and
Montana, and then went to her own home in Missouri. During the past
few months she had been at the home of her daughter, Mrs. J. S.
Painter, of Quenemo, Kansas. In her last illness her daughters, Mrs.
William Sharpless, Mrs. L. A. White and Mrs. Don Harryman were with
her. Her serious condition was hardly realized and for this reason
her eldest daughter, Mrs. Anna Henton, and her only son, Tom Tees, of
Montana, were not at her bedside and, owing to lost telegrams they
were not present at the funeral services, although the body was kept
several days awaiting their arrival. On Thursday morning the body
was taken to the Baptist Church, Weaubleau, Missouri, where she had
held her former membership and where the last sad services were held
for her husband and daughter. Here the loving hands of former
friends and neighbors made the church a testimony of love and esteem.
The alter was a mass of flowers, with here and there emblems of a
house of mourning. A blanket of green with spray of flowers covered
the casket, a mute expression of the desire of her children for a
last embrace. In loving remembrance, the grandchildren laid upon the
grave a pillow of roses. The flowers from relatives and friends were
beautiful tokens of love and friendship. Others than the children,
froma distance, were her nephews, Gus Agee, of Kansas City and Hugh
Courtney of Sedalia, and Mr. White of Clinton. The funeral services
were conducted by Rev. Birdsong. His words were indeed comforting to
the bereaved ones, as were also the appropriate songs that were sung.
The body was laid beside her husband in the Tillery burial ground,
near Elkton, where lies also that of her daughter, Mrs. Mattie
Vaughn, whose death is the only one in the family of seven children,
twentyfive grandchildren and two great-grandchildren, who now mourn
the passing of their dear one.
Elizabeth Fowler Harryman
The Index, Hermitage, Missouri 8 Feb 1894 Thursday
Geo. S. Harryman's wife who has been suffering from a complication of
diseases for some time, yielded to the grim monster, death on
The Index, Hermitage, Missouri 20 nov 1890 Thursday
CHRISTOPHER Z. HARRYMAN
Another pioneer has fallen: We are again called to chronicle the
death of one of Hickory county's oldest and most respected citizens.
C. Z. Harryman peacefully passed away at the home of his daughter G.
W. Bird near Quincy Nov. 15, 1890, in his 78th year. For more than
forty years he had been identified with Hickory county, her people
and interests, and was an active participant in all the stirring
scenes and events of this long period. He was born in St. Louis
county, Missouri June 20th, 1813, and came to Quincy in this county
in 1849. Soon afterward he settled upon a farm a few miles north of
Quincy where he, with the exception of the three years from '87 to
'90, continuously resided until his death. Being a man of
convictions and deep determination he was bold, fearless and
outspoken in the defense or advocacy of what he believed to be right.
Having once drawn his conclusion and made a decision, he was
positive and firm, unmoved by the smiles of sycophants, frowns of
enemies or entreaties of friends. In 1844, during the uprising
against the Mormons he saw his first military service under Gen.
Sterling Price at the breaking out of the civil war he was among the
first to enlist in defense of his country's flag and with unflinching
devotion, continued on the service until the close of the war; since
which time he has lived quietly upon his farm a useful and upright
citizen. He early embraced christianity and was for the greater part
of his life a member of the P. M. church. An affectionate husband, a
kind and indulgent parent a faithful friend and earnest christian a
man of many virtues he was highly esteemed by those who know him
best, mourned by a host of friends he was laid to rest in the family
burying ground on the farm where he had spent the greater part of his
The Index, Hermitage, Missouri 26 Dec 1940 Thursday
Marida Sigel Reser, son of A. B. and Nancy Reser, was born near
Pittsburg, Mo., September 13, 1862, and died at his home near Elkton,
December 16, 1940, age 78 years, 3 months and 3 days.
He was married to Mary Caroline Pitts, April 22, 1883. To this union
was born 5 children, three sons and two daughters. One daughter died
He is survived by his wife and three sons, Ira, Albert and Lloyd of
Elkton, Mo., and one daughter, Mrs. Alta Fugate of Pomona, Calif. He
also leaves four grandchildren and two great grandchildren, one
grandson, Galen Reser died August 18, 1940 at the age of 18. Two
brothers, Elijah and Edward, and one sister, Mrs. Martha Brannon of
Pittsburg, Mo., and Jim of Okla.
He united with the Christian church at Antioch, in early manhood.
He was a kind and loving father and will be greatly missed by his
many friends, and neighbors.
The Index, Hermitage, Missouri 5 Mar 1914 Thursday
DEATH OF MRS. H.A. DAVIS
Nancy Holly Davis, wife of Homer A. Davis, was born at Elkton,
Missouri, Oct. 15, 1886, and departed this life Feb. 15, 1914, age 27
years and 4 months. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Marcus
Kelley of Elkton. Her father died several years ago. Her mother,
Mrs. Joe Cooper, now lives east of Elkton.
Holly, as she was known among the young folks, was a bright and
intelligent young girl and was loved by all who knew her and had a
large circle of friends around Wheatland, Hermitage and Elkton. She
was married to Homer A. Davis March 1, 1905, and to this union were
born three daughters, Geneva Nell, age 7, Mary Elizabeth, age 3, and
Little Jessie Enid, age 14 months. She was a loving mother and will
be greatly missed by her husband and three little children. It was a
bitter struggle to see her and her husband and three little girls
separated in this life, but the memory of her bright life will ever
be with her family to help them along life's pathway.
She professed faith in Christ about eight years ago at Elkton and has
lived a consistent christian ever since.
She was only sick about ten days but suffered a great deal and was
bad sick all the time, but bore her sickness patiently. All was done
for her that could be done. She leaves a loving husband, her three
little girls, mother and five sisters, four brothers, other relatives
and a host of sorrowing friends to mourn her untimely loss. Funeral
services were conducted at her home by Rev. Geo. Henson. She was
laid to rest in the Lehman cemetery.
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Bessie Rosalie Kelley was born May 11th, 1888, and departed this life
March 16, 1918, aged 30 years. She was married to Russ Wade February
14, 1904, and three children had been born to this union, all of whom
survive her. They are Thelma, aged twelve years; Henry, aged nine;
and Charles, aged seven.
She resided two miles north of Weaubleau at the time of her death,
her death being very sudden. She lived only about fifteen minutes
after they discovered that she was ill. She leaves to mourn her
departure a husband, three children, a mother, four brothers and four
sisters, all being present at her funeral except J.C. Kelley of
Oregon and J.M. Kelley of Texas. One brother and one sister have
preceded her to the better world.
Her remains were layed to rest in the Robinson cemetery at four p.m.
Saturday. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. Birdson of
M. E. COOPER
Hannah Eliza Richey Kelley Cooper
The Index, Hermitage, Missouri 30 Jun 1927 Thursday
The roll was called and a loved one answered. Hannah Eliza Richey
Cooper was born March 4, 1849 in Hickory county and spent her
girlhood days near Elkton, Mo. Departed this life 15 minutes after 6
on Tuesday evening of May 24, 1927, age 78 years, 2 months and 20
days. She was married to Marquis L. Kelley November 26, 1865. To
this union were born 11 children, 6 girls and 5 boys, 3 having
answered the roll call before her. They were James Kelley,
Weaubleau, Mo.; Nancy Davis, Elkton, Mo.; Bessie Waid, Weaubleau, Mo.
Those living are Bill Kelley, Wheatland, Mo.; Minnie Pitts,
Wheatland, Mo.; Eva Cowen, Weaubleau, Mo.; Dina Floyd, Wheatland,
Mo.; Ethel Cooper, Wheatland, Mo.; Joe Kelley, Oregon; John Kelley,
Texas; Jessie Kelley, Calif. All the children living were at her
bedside during her sickness but Joe and John. Mr. Marquis Kelley
also answered the roll call leaving her a widow, so in later years
she married Mr. Joe Cooper, who also had answered the call and gone
to his reward over a year before her. Funeral services were
conducted at the home by the writer to a large crowd, then laid to
rest in the Layman cemetery to await the resurrection morn. No doubt
God had impressed her that her day here was short. She was reading
her Bible and expressed herself to her daughter before her sickness
as being ready to go when the summons came. To see the many
beautiful flowers that were brought by different ones and placed
about her and her many friends that came to minister to her needs
while on the bed of affliction showed she was highly respected and
loved by many. All that loving hands could do was done but God said,
"come" and she answered the call.
John G. Crutsinger
The Index, Hermitage, Missouri 18 Dec 1924 Thursday
It becomes our sad duty to Chronicle the death of another one of
Hickory Counties pioneer citizens. John G. Crutsinger who was born
in the State of Tennessee September 15th, 1838. He died at his home
in Weaubleau, Mo., December 2nd 1924. Age 86 years 2 months and 17
days. In the early teen age of his life he came from the state of
his birth to Hickory County, Missouri, and remained a citizen of this
county until the death angel called him in the early morning hour of
Dec. 2nd he peacefully passed away without a struggle. Mr.
Crutsinger was married January 22nd, 1859, to Miss Emily Rogers,
daughter of Captain Powell Rogers. To this union were born four sons
and five daughters, two sons and two daughters died in early life.
At the period when this young couple was married, the storm clouds of
civil war strife had began to darken the Political sky, which soon
broke in its fury and a call was made for volunteers, to shoulder
arms in defense of Our Country. John G. Crutsinger answered the call
by enlisting in the service, and giving the years of his life in the
defense of his country and its flag. Receiving an honorable
discharge, he returned home to his wife and child, and began the
duties of civil life. Not being possessed with any of this worlds
goods, this young couple with only health, strength and willing hands
now faced the stern realities of life, in the frontier of a
warstricken country. There were no railroads, no telephones, no
automobiles, no phonographs, no radio's no school houses, no
churches. These if ever thought of at that time, was only fancied
dreams of the future. The yoke of oxen were the principal means used
in transportation of freight under these adverse circumstances, they
set about to build themselves a home and secure a living. By
industry, economy and frugality, they most splendidly succeeded. The
five children now living, are all married and are recognized among
the most respectable and prosperous citizens in the community where
they reside. Mr. Crutsinger has lived a zealous life. Every dollar
he possessed is the fruit of honest energy, economy and industry.
During all these years of his married life, his home has been within
the confines of Hickory County. He has never turned a deaf ear to
the destitute. He has always contributed liberally to the wants of
those who were less forward than himself. Mr. Crutsinger builded not
only for time but for eternity. He had been a member of the M.E.
Church for more than 40 years, and kept the integrity of christian
faith until the summons came, to leave the earthly house of clay and
enter the building not made with hands eternal in the Heavens. The
funeral services were conducted by the writer in the home at
Weaubleau, in the presence of a large number of friends and
relatives. Many beautiful floral wreaths covered the casket, in
token of respect for the departed one. After the services the
remains were laid to rest in the Crutsinger Cemetery. He leaves a
wife, two sons, and three daughters, all who were present at the
funeral services, and several grandchildren and many other relatives
and friends to mourn his departure, to all whom we extend our
The Index, Hermitage, Missouri 8 Aug 1912 Thursday
William D. Harryman
Hon. Wm. D. Harryman was born at Quincy, Mo., Oct. 8, 1850, and died
in the hospital at Kansas City, July 25th, 1912. No man was more
widely known and no life more closely interwoven with the affairs of
Hickory County. He was in the highest sense a Hickory county
product. He was educated in the public schools of this county and at
Weaubleau Christian Institute, under the instruction of Prof. John
Whitaker. Mr. Harryman was admitted to the bar in 1882, and
practiced law continually from that date to the time of his death.
He was admirably fitted by nature and training for his chosen
profession--strong of intellect, quick of perception, having a strong
sense of humor, ready wit, and a born fighter. As an attorney he was
true to his clients and unrelenting to his opponents, but withal of a
forgiving spirit and tenderhearted.
He was married in 1896 to Miss Nancy M. Rogers, a lady of the highest
character and a member of one of Hickory county's strongest and best
families. To them were born three children, two daughters and one
son, all of whom are living. Few men are more highly esteemed or
affectionately loved by the members of his family than was Mr.
From 1874 to 1878 he served as Sheriff of Hickory county, and from
1888 to 1892 as Prosecuting Attorney. At the time of his death he
was Representative of his county in the 46th General Assembly of
Missouri, in which relation he served as a member of a number of
The funeral services were under the direction of the I.O.O.F., of
which order Mr. Harryman was an honored member. The funeral address
was delivered by the writer. A large concourse of people attended.
The body was laid to rest in the Crutsinger cemetery on Wheatland
Prairie. He leaves a wife, two daughters, one son, two sisters, two
brothers and a multitude of friends to mourn his departure.
The Index, Hermitage, Missouri 17 Nov 1949 Thursday
Ina Elsie Morton, daughter of Thomas and Rebecca Thornton, was born
in Benton county, Mo., April 5, 1871, and died at her home near
Quincy, Mo. on Nov. 8, 1949, aged 78 years, 7 months, 3 days.
She was married to Charles Ephraim Morton on June 6, 1889, who
preceded her in death April 7, 1941. To this union three children
were born, Mrs. Winnie Swinney of Willard, Mo.; Thornton Morton of
the home and Ross, who also preceded her in death July 11, 1937. She
is also survived by one half sister, Mrs. Frank Jenkins, of Cross
Timbers, Mo., and 7 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren.
The deceased was of a quiet, unassuming nature and her real worth was
not apparent to the casual acquaintance but perceivable only to those
who knew her intimately, and to these she revealed a character that
was truthful and just.
She held affiliation with no church but in her daily life exemplified
the essence of true christian living. The writer of this, through a
long acquaintance, never heard her speak a harsh word or severe
criticism of any one; and we feel assured that the great searcher of
hearts and He who knows the inmost secrets of the soul, will find
little to censure in the life of this good mother.
The Index, Hermitage, Missouri 11 Mar 1948 Thursday
Harry Morton Burial at Crutsinger
Harry F. Morton, 74, funeral director at Eureka Springs, Ark., and
former resident of this county, passed away Tuesday morning at his
home there following an illness of two months.
Mr. Morton, a son of the late John A. Morton of this county, was a
Mason, a member of the ?? and a charter member of the Music club of
He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Ellen Morton; two brothers, L. H. of
Wheatland and Ernest of Kansas City and one sister, Mrs. Bettie ?? of
Funeral services will be in the ??? ??? Chapel at Eureka Springs at
10 a.m. today, with burial at Crutsinger cemetery southwest of
Wheatland at 4 o'clock this afternoon.
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Nancy Angeline Crutsinger, daughter of John Q. and Emily Crutsinger,
was born in Hickory County, Mo., April 2, 1865. In this county she
lived until her Heavenly Father called her home on February 20, 1948,
at the age of 82 years, 10 months and 18 days. Her parents, two
brothers and two sisters preceded her in death. The living brothers
and sisters are William P. Crutsinger of Weaubleau, Mo.; Frank M.
Crutsinger of Wewoka, Oklahoma, Mrs. Dick Mack of Weaubleau and Mrs.
Henry McCracken of Flemington, Mo. The deceased was married to
Marshall J. Morton on August 21, 1882. To this union three children
were born. The oldest son, Ray, passed away at the age of 13 years,
the husband, Mr. Morton, passed away in 1935. Two children are left
to mourn her departure: Fred Morton of Bolivar and Mrs. C. H.
Robinson of Kalamazoo, Michigan. She also leaves three
grandchildren, William H. Morton, Bible teacher in Southern Baptist
Seminary, Louisville, Kentucky; Mrs. Earl Shell of Bolivar, Mo. and
Frances Emily McCracken of Washington, D. C. There is one great
granddaughter, Sharon Shell.
Mrs. Morton gave her heart to God in early girlhood and united with
the Methodist church at Concord school house. Later, she, with her
husband, joined the Baptist church at Weaubleau, where she lived a
consistent christian life and was ready and waiting when her call
came to depart for her heavenly home.
Funeral services were conducted at the Baptist church in Weaubleau on
the afternoon of February 22 by the pastor, J. D. Gillian, Jr., who
after reading some verses from Psalms 37, broght comforting thoughts
from the latter six verses of the 4th Chapter of 1 Thessalonians.
The songs for the services were "Rock of Ages" and "Will the Circle
be unbroken" by the choir with Mrs. Frank Marsh at the piano.
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Last Rites Sunday For Nancy A. Morton
Last rites were held Sunday at Weaubleau for Nancy Angeline Morton,
82, native resident of the county, who died Friday at her home in
Weaubleau following a lingering illness. Funeral services were held
at the Weaubleau Baptist church at 2:30 p.m. with Rev. J. D. Gilliam,
Jr., pastor, officiating. Interment, under direction of Hathaway
Funeral Home, was in Crutsinger cemetery.
Mrs. Morton was the widow of the late Marshall J. Morton of Weaubleau.
She is survived by her two children, namely, Fred Morton of Bolivar
and Mrs. Gladys Robinson of Kalamazoo, Mich.; three grandchildren,
Wm. H. Morton, teacher in the Baptist Seminary, Louisville, Ky.; Mrs.
Gloria Shell, Bolivar and Frances McCracken, Washington, D. C.; one
great grandchild; two brothers, W. T. Crutsinger, Weaubleau; Frank
Crutsinger, Wewoka, Okla., and two sisters, Mrs. Henry McCracken,
Flemington and Mrs. Richard Mack, Weaubleau.
The Index, Hermitage, Missouri 13 Nov 1958 Thursday
Ernest Oliver Morton 1880-1958
Ernest Oliver Morton was born April 17, 1880 on a farm near the
Morton school house in the Wheatland community. His parents were
John A. Morton, who rode horseback to Missouri from Tennessee in 1844
to settle in Hickory County, and Mary Jane Dent, who grew up in Dent
County which was named after her family. He was the youngest of a
family of ten children.
On August 22, 1907, he was united in marriage to Eva Harryman,
daughter of William D. Harryman and Nancy Rogers Harryman, at her
home in Wheatland. To this union were born three children, Margaret
Ernestine, now Mrs. Fred J. Kiehl of Kansas City, Mo.; Harriette
Evelyn, now Mrs. Kenneth L. Houston of St. Joseph, Mo.; and John
William of Indianapolis, Indiana. He taught school several years in
Missouri and in New Mexico, and in 1905 went into the Railway Mail
Service where he remained until his retirement in 1942. He had made
his home in Kansas City the past fifty years. In 1957, Eva and
Ernest celebrated their Golden wedding anniversary.
He passed away Sunday morning, November 2, 1958 at his home.
Services were held at the Wheatland Baptist Church at 2 p.m. November
4th with the following officiating: Reverend J. L. Wright of
Wheatland; Dr. Conrad Willard, pastor of Calvery Baptist Church of
Kansas City, Mo., and Dr. Wm. Hardy Morton of the Mid-Central
Theological Seminary of Kansas City, Mo., a great nephew. Interment
was in Crutsinger cemetery.
He was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church of Kansas City, and a
50-year member of the National Postal Transport Association.
In addition to his wife and three children, he is survived by one
brother, Holly Morton of Wheatland, eight grandchildren and one
great-grandchild. He was a loving companion and father, he was
honorable and upright in his life and was held in high esteem by all
who knew him.
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Charles Ephraim Morton
Charles Ephraim Morton, son of John A. Morton and Mary J. Morton, was
born in Hickory County, Missouri on February 13, 1869 and departed
this life on April 7, 1941, at the age of 72 years, 1 month and 22
He spent his boyhood on the home farm and his entire life was spent
in this immediate community.
He was converted to the Christian faith at the age of 18, joined the
Baptist church at Macedonia and exercised throughout his life, the
principles of Christian living.
He was married to Ina E. Thornton of Cross Timbers, on June 6, 1889
and she survives him. There was born to this marriage one daughter,
Winnie Geno Lacy and two sons, John Thornton Morton of the home
address and Ross Walker Morton, who preceded him in death July 11,
He was one of a family of ten children. The sisters are Fanny and
Mahala, deceased, and Clara Bell Paxton of Nevada City, California.
The brothers are J. E. Morton, Golden City, Mo.; W. U. and L. H. of
the home address; H. F. of Eureka Springs, Ark.; E. O. of Kansas
City, Mo. and M. J. deceased.
He leaves seven grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.
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Eliza Ellen Morton, daughter of W. D. and Elizabeth Morton, was born
Aug. 5, 1865, and died Nov. 16, 1941, age 76 years, 3 months and 11
days. She was united in marriage to Benjamin F. Chancellor January
5, 1881. To this union was born ten children, four girls and six
boys: two preceding her in death, Pat, Henry, Jess, Don and Dulcie
of the home; Hettie Sunderland of K.C.; Frankie of Sedalia, Mo.; and
Mary E. Robinett. All were present but Hettie. She leaves besides
her children an aged companion, one sister, Alice Tipton of
Knobnoster, Mo.; three brothers, Eli Morton, Sedalia, Mo.; W. P.
Morton, Quincy, Mo., and Tom Morton of Claremore, Okla. She made
peace with her Lord at the age of 13 years and had been a faithful
servant for her Master for a long time. She was a member of the
Pleasant Grove Baptist church. She was truly a great woman who loved
her family and friends. We loved her greatly but the angels loved
her more, so they took her from this world of sorrow and pain. She
bore her illness with patience and with no apparent dread of the
coming of death. She had 15 grandchildren and 23 great
Mother is gone beyond deaths river, just across the stormy seas. She
is waiting for our coming, she is fondly waiting for you and me. Oh,
how sad the parting. How our hearts were made to bleed; When we said
god bye to mother and companion, as her soul at death was freed.
Funeral services were conducted by Rev. James Wright at the home
church, Nov. 18, 1941, J. R. Luckey undertaker.
--A daughter, Mary E. Robinett.
The Index, Hermitage, Missouri 9 Oct 1941 Thursday
Overton Ottoway Dettro, son of Eliga and Mary Dettro, was born in
Clark County, Illinois, July 21, 1874, and died at his home in
Wheatland, September 20, 1941, at the age of 67 years, 1 month and 19
days. He was married to Dollie Moore February 9, 1896. To this
union was born one child, Jewell Hester Dettro Marsh, who preceded
him in death. He was left an orphan at the age of 19 months and was
taken by Joseph and Cathryn Spohn, who moved to Hickory County,
Missouri, when he was a small child.
With the passing of Ott Dettro the community has lost a highly
respected citizen and neighbor, and the wife has lost a loving
companion. He was a lover of his home and family and his life was
full of kindly deeds. His heart abounded with charity. It has been
said that a good deed is the best prayer and that a loving life is
the best religion. No gloom of life he handed out to others, no
difference how gloomy or sad his heart might have been, but through
the cheer and sunshine of his soul he counted many as his friends.
He leaves to mourn his passing his loving wife, one brother Fred
Dettro of Casey, Ill., and other relatives and friends.
Pall bearers at the funeral were, Tom Wright, Charley Siems, D. V.
Goodman, R. J. Robertson, C. A. Gist and Charley Reno.
The Index, Hermitage, Missouri 28 Jul 1932 Thursday
In Memory of Ira James Paxton
Ira James Paxton, son of Amos and Rebecca Paxton, was born in Hickory
County, Missouri, December 12, 1845.
He was married to Martha Amelia Duke, August 26, 1869, and to this
union the following children were born,
Iris Augusta Dent, who lives in Greensburg, Kansas, Reba Goodman,
living in Thermopolis, Wyoming, William Holly, living in Brentwood,
California, Harvey L., Clyde, Mrs. Wm. U. Morton, Mrs. Oscar Rogers,
Mrs. Harry Glazebrook, and Mrs. Howard Walker, all of Hickory County.
One son, Raymond, preceded him in death in 1895.
Mr. Paxton spent his entire life in Hickory county, and has lived on
his farm 3 miles north of Wheatland for the past 46 years.
He was a man of strong convictions and possessed those qualities of
character which are necessary in the making of a good citizen.
His honesty and integrity in his dealings with others and his kind,
jovial nature, made for him a host of friends.
He was a loving husband and kind considerate father. His children
and grandchildren will always think of him as being one of the best
of men and love and cherish his name. His standard of living was the
practice and keeping of the Golden Rule. While he did not hold
membership in any church he had the same kindly feeling toward the
church that he had for his fellowmen. He often expressed his faith
in a just and loving God.
After being stricken one week in his last illness, he passed
peacefully away on Sunday morning, July 3, 1932, at the mature age of
86 years, 6 months and 21 days.
The funeral service was conducted by Rev. W. S. Birdson at the
Macedonia church, to a large number of sorrowing friends and
relatives, after which he was laid to rest in Macedonia cemetery
which is near his home.
--Written by a daughter.
The Index, Hermitage, Missouri 28 Jul 1932 Thursday
Ewald Smith was born in Prairie City, Ill., in 1859, and died at his
home north of Wheatland, Mo., July 5, 1932 at the age of 72 years, 7
months and 18 days.
At the age of 7 years he came with his parents to Hickory county,
Missouri, where he spent almost all his life.
He was a farmer by choice loving his stock next to his family.
His greatest sorrow was when poor health prevented him from caring
for his stock and farm.
He was upright and honest in his dealings with his fellowmen.
The last four years was spent in sickness and suffering, being
confined to his bed most of hte time.
Death claimed him on July 5th, 1932, leaving a wife and three
children: Mrs. Harrison Bartshe of Wheatland, Mo., Frank L. Smith of
Chicago, Ill., Mrs. Alvin Jenkins of Wheatland, Mo., nine
grandchildren, a brother, Willie Smith of Ill., a sister, Mrs. Laura
Sherman of Kansas, two half brothers, Josie and Ernest Weigand, of
Oregon, and other relatives and friends to mourn his departure.
After a short talk by Rev. G. W. Britton he was laid to rest in the
Sumner cemetery by the side of his two children, Cecil and Flora, who
had preceded him in death several years ago.
--Written by a daughter.
Dollie Moore Dettro
The Index, Hermitage, Missouri 6 Nov 1952 Thursday
The angel of death again entered the town of Wheatland about 7:00
a.m. Tuesday morning, Oct. 21, 1952 and claimed the life of Dollie
Moore, daughter of William G. and Catherine Stephenson Moore. She
was born in Wheatland, Missouri, April 5, 1879 and had reached the
age of 73 years, 6 months, and 17 days. She was the sixth child in a
family of eleven children. She had suffered with asthma and heart
trouble for several years and other complications. Her entire life
was spent in this community.
On February 9, 1896, she was married to Otto Oberton Dettro, an
orphan boy. To this union was born one daughter, Jewell Hester
Dettro Marsh, who proceded her in death Feb. 13, 1936. Mr. Dettro
passed away Sept. 20, 1941. On December 19, 1943 she was married to
Chas. Siems who survives her and who has tenderly cared for her
during her illness.
Her mother died when she was about 12 years of age leaving several
small children in the home to be cared for. She assumed the duties
of a mother to the brothers and baby sister for a few years. Times
were hard and the going was rough but she managed to keep the home
together until changes were made. The hardships she bore in early
life helped her to bear the burdens in later years. She knew sorrow,
grief, pain, trials, and hardships. She knew some joy and pleasures
along the way, too, and was most comfortable in her declining years
which she so richly deserved.
She always stood for what she felt was right and did that which was
good to her fellowman. Her virtuous life, her Christian example, her
faithfulness and honesty won her many friends. Her culinary art was
a pride and joy and she was recognized as one of the best cooks in
the community. Many hours were spent ministering to the sick,
soothing the fevered brow and the aching pains of both children and
adults. She was a great lover of flowers. With the help of her
husband and nature, they were found blooming in their yard from early
spring to late autumn.
One of the important items in life was not neglected by this
character. She made peace with her Master and united with the
Wheatland Christian church in the fall of 1914. She was a faithful
member until her health failed.
Beside her husband, Charles Siems, she is survived by two brothers
and one sister, Ira L. Moore, Hermitage, Missouri, and Amos Moore,
Commerce, Okla.; Mrs. Lillie Selvidge, Weaubleau. She was preceded
in death by four brothers, Frank, John, James and an infant and three
sisters, Mrs. Amanda and Petrola Thompson and a small sister, May.
Funeral services were conducted at the Wheatland Christian church
Thursday, Oct. 23, 1952, with the Rev. A. T. Mahanay officiating.
Burial in the Crutsinger cemetery under the direction of the Hathaway