Obituaries
Obituaries
Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary: Jefferson City News Tribune, Sunday, January 8, 1995 Bonnie F. Leslie, 72, Jefferson City, died Friday at Capital Region Medical Center-Memorial Campus. She was born Nov. 16, 1922, in Etterville, the daughter of Ollie and Edith Johnson Bond. She was married Dec. 21, 1941, in Montgomery City, to Lansford Leslie, who died Oct 15, 1984. She was employed by Stride-Rite Shoe, Tipton, for 30 years before retiring in 1984. She was a lifelong resident of Etterville and the Jefferson City area. Survivors include: one son, Gerald Leslie, Russellville; two brothers, Earl Bond, Rocky Mount, and Raymond Bond, Macon; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Two daughters and a son preceded her in death. Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Phillips Funeral Home, Eldon. Brent Newton will officiate. Burial will be in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Eldon. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. today. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary: Jefferson City Post Tribune, Friday, January 6, 1995 Maj. Lewis E. Morris, 89, Jefferson City, died Thursday at Capital Region Medical Center-Still Campus. He was born May 29, 1905, in Eldon, a son of Attison and Rose Lee Living Morris. He was married in 1928, in Jefferson City, to Floy Russell Hampton, who survives at the home. A graduate of Eldon High School, he attended the University of Missouri-Columbia. He received a law degree from LaSalle University and a pharmaceutical degree from Bowlen Institute of Pharmacy. An appointee to West Point, he was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and retired at the rank of major. He was employed by Abbott Laboratory for 20 years. He was then employed for 30 years by Texas Pharmaceutical Chemical Co., Dallas. He was a member of First Baptist Church, the American Legion, the Disabled American Veterans, the Order of Lafayette, the Veterans of Foreign Wars, and the Independent Order of Odd Fellows. He was a charter member of the DeMolay Chapter. Other survivors include: one son, Jack Morris, Sedalia; one sister, Iris Christopher, Warrensburg; eight grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. Services will be at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at Buescher Memorial Home. The Rev. Thomas W. Nelson will officiate. Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery (Jefferson City). Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Sunday. Memorials are suggested to a charity of the donor’s choice. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary: Jefferson City Post Tribune, Monday, October 3, 2005 Harold L. Wickham, 70, St. Louis, died Wednesday, September 28, 2005, at St. Louis. He was born September 15, 1935, in Tuscumbia, the son of Raymond and Lucy Ida (Lurton) Wickham. Survivors include his wife of 43 years, Patsy Wickham of the home; two daughters, Susan Baker, St. Louis and Patricia McNatt, Jonesboro, Arkansas; two grandchildren, Sam Baker and Patrick Baker; one brother, Gerald Wickham, Albuquerque, New Mexico. Private funeral services were held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, Ocotber 1, 2005, at Phillips Funeral Home in Eldon. Burial was in the Tuscumbia Cemetery, Tuscumbia, Mo. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary: Jefferson City Post Tribune, Tuesday, January 3, 1995 Services were today for Rea L. Snodgrass, 88, Eldon, who died Saturday at Eldon Healthcare Center, Eldon. He was born Dec. 7, 1906, in Olean, a son of Milton G. and Mary Leona Atkinson Snodgrass. He was married Aug 25, 1950, in Yellville, Ark., to Virginia Lee Teaff, who died June 4, 1975. A graduate of Sedalia Business College, he owned and operated Snodgrass Men’s Wear, Eldon, for 33 years until his retirement in 1980. A U.S. Army veteran of World War II, he served in the Army Reserve for 30 years until his retirement as a lieutenant colonel. He was a member of the Lions Club, the American Legion, the Eldon Masonic Lodge, and Scottish Rite Abu Ben Adhem Shrine Temple, Springfield. He was also a member of the Reserve Officers’ Association and First Christian Church, Eldon. He served on the Eldon Board of Education and was active in the American Red Cross and Meals on Wheels. Survivors include: one son, Kent J. Snodgrass, Bella Vista, Ark.; three daughters, Rita Rea Kays, Columbia, Gini Dee Guinn, Broomfield, Colo., and Mimi Lee Deese, Winfield, Ala.; one brother, Max Snodgrass, Jefferson City; 11 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Services were at Phillips Funeral Home, Eldon. The Rev. David Grousnick officiated. Burial was in Eldon City Cemetery, Eldon. Memorials are suggested to First Christian Church, Eldon, or to the American Cancer Society. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary: Jefferson City Post Tribune, Tuesday, January 3, 1995 Donald E. Jeffries Jr., 34, Springfield, Ill., died Monday at St. John’s Hospital, Springfield. He was born July 16, 1960, in St. Louis, a son of Donald Sr. and Zelpha Jones Jeffries. His parents survive in Troy. He was married Dec. 13, 1980, to Lila D. Hobbs, who survives at the home. He was employed as a counselor for a drug and alcohol rehabilitation center. He is also survived by one sister, Laura Schupman, Troy. Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Rekus Funeral Home, Iberia. Burial will be in Jeffries Cemetery, near Brumley. Visitation will be from 9-11 a.m. Wednesday.. Memorials are suggested to the Asthma Association. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary: Jefferson City News Tribune, Sunday, January 1, 1995 Helen U. Setser, 86, St. Louis, formerly of Mary’s Home, died Friday at Delmar Gardens Nursing Center, St. Louis. She was born Sept. 13, 1908, in Mary’s Home, the daughter of Hiram and Malinda Kohensky Hart. She was married to Cletis Setser, who preceded her in death. Survivors include nieces and nephews. Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Phillips funeral Home, Marys Home. The Rev. Clarence Burton will officiate. Burial will be in Our Lady of the Snows Cemetery, Mary’s Home. Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. Monday. Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary: Jefferson City News Tribune, Sunday, September 25, 2005 Ruby Fern Burks, age 91, of Iberia, died Thursday, September 22, 2005, at her daughter’s home in Springfield. Survivors include: one son, Redus Burks of Iberia; two daughters, Vernelle Butler of Las Vegas, Nevada, and Vera Burks of Springfield; one sister, Artie Osborne of Ontario, Canada; 12 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Services will be at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, September 27, at Rekus Funeral Home in Iberia. Interment will be in Livingston Cemetery near Iberia. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Monday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions are suggested to St. John’s Hospice in Springfield. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary: Jefferson City Post Tribune, Tuesday, September 27, 2005 Hershel “Doc” Simpson, 85, Eldon, died Sunday, September 25, 2005, at Jefferson City. He was born September 25, 1920, the son of Okie Simpson and Colena (Hagens) Simpson. He was married July 23, 1940, to Wilma (Porter) Simpson, who survives. Other survivors include three daughters, Judy Tucci, Kansas City, Kan., Anne Jones and husband Andy, Kansas city, Mo. and Jean Berry, Eldon; 10 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren; one sister, Jean Parkison, Iberia. Visitation will be from 4:00-8:00 p.m. Wednesday, September 28, 2005 at Phillips Funeral Home, Eldon. Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, September 29, 2005 at the funeral home. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary: Jefferson City Post Tribune, Tuesday, September 27, 2005 Harvey James Moad, age 66, of Eldon, passed away Monday, September 26, 2005, at his home. Survivors include: his wife, Jenni R. Hale Moad, of the home; two sons, Jeffery Moad and Jet Moad, both of Eugene, Mo.; three daughters, Veeda Hale-Radilla, Tanna Lewis, both of Jefferson City and Shelley Ward, of Eldon, Mo.; two brothers; five sisters; 22 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Visitation will be this evening from 4-8 p.m. at Weber and Sons Funeral Home in Russellville. Funeral services will be held at Spring Valley Baptist Church at 11 a.m. Wednesday, September 28, 2005. Burial will be in Henley Cemetery in Henley, Mo. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary: Jefferson Citu Post Tribune, Wednesday, September 21, 2005 Cletis S. Strange, age 90, of Eldon, Mo., died Tuesday, September 20, 2005, in Eldon, Mo. He was born on June 9, 1915 in Bagnell, Mo., a son of Lemuel and Rebecca (Conner) Strange. He was married on December 25, 1937 in Eldon, Mo. to Freda Quinn. He was a Sunday school teacher for the Bagnell Baptist Church for many years, as well as many other church associated activities. He was an Army Veteran of World War II. He was employed by Cook's Garage for over 20 years. He was also employed with Hebel Buick Garage and then with Howerton Electric retiring in 1977. He enjoyed golf and bowling. He was a current member of the First Baptist Church of Eldon, Missouri. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and brother. He will be dearly missed. Survivors include: his spouse of 67 years, Freda Strange, of the home; one daughter and son-in-law, Joyce and Ken Rader, of Eldon; grandchildren, Stacey Rader, of St. Louis, and Todd and Sarah Rader, of Eldon; one great-grandson, Jude Radar, of Eldon; four brothers, Gaylord Strange, Glenn Strange, and Jerry Strange, all of Eldon; Forrest Lee Strange, of Newport News, Virginia; two sisters, Flossie Callison, of Eldon, and Lorraine Anderson, of Lebanon, Mo.; and brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Jay & Dixie Quinn, of Eldon. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Roy, Alfred, and Desmond Strange; and by sisters, Ola Bledsoe, Euneva Brown, and one infant sister. Visitation will be held Wednesday evening from 5-8 p.m. at the Phillips Funeral Home in Eldon. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, September 22 at the Phillips Funeral Home in Eldon with Rev. Jay Quinn, Dr. Randall Bunch, and Rev. Bob Buster officiating. Burial will be held in the Eldon City Cemetery, Eldon. Memorials are suggested to the Riley Lamm Cemetery. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary: Jefferson City Post Tribune, Thursday, July 24, 1997 Clifford Edwin Wood, 30, Eldon, died Tuesday in an auto accident one mile east of Eldon. He was born July 9, 1967, in Cole County, a son of Ralph J. and Bernice Rogers Wood. His parents survive in Eldon. A lifetime resident of Miller County, he was a pole man for a surveying company. Other survivors include: two brothers, Calvin Wood, Eldon, and Mike Wood, California; one sister, Crystal Bukowsky, Eldon; and maternal grandmother Bertha Rogers, Linn Creek. Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Griswold-Kays Funeral Home. The Rev. Fred Perkins will officiate. Burial will be in Eldon City Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. today. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary: Jefferson City Post Tribune, Thursday, July 24, 1997 Clarence B. Irwin, 76, Iberia, died Wednesday at his home. He was born Dec. 29, 1920, in Bagnell, a son of Vincent A. and Annie M. Belcher Irwin. He was married Dec. 19, 1946, in Iberia, to Ida Wilson, who survives at the home. An Army veteran of World War II, he received four Bronze Stars. He was a farmer and worked in civil service at Fort Leonard Wood for 20 years. He attended Faith Tabernacle Church near Iberia, and was a member of Iberia VFW Post 6167. Other survivors include: one son, Michael L. Irwin, Iberia; one brother, Vencil Irwin, state of North Carolina; one sister, Dora Alexander, Eldon; and four grandchildren. One son, Gary Irwin, died in December 1995. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Rekus Funeral Home, Iberia. The Rev. John Bouldrey will officiate. Burial, with military honors, will be in Iberia Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4:30-8 p.m. Friday. Memorials are suggested to Ellis Fischel Cancer Center. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary: Jefferson City Post Tribune, Wednesday, July 23, 1997 Gene R. Waite, 80, Eldon, died Monday at Capital Region Medical Center-Southwest. He was born Aug. 9, 1916, in Iberia, a son of Elmer S. and Mae James Waite. He was married Aug. 19, 1944, to Phyllis Christine Backlund, who died Feb. 14, 1987. He was married Oct. 24, 1987, to Kathryn Bell Bauer, who survives at the home. A Tuscumbia High School graduate, he earned a bachelor’s degree in agricultural science from the University of Missouri-Columbia. He served in the U.S. Naval Air Corps and the Navy during World War II. He owned and operated Central Missouri Turkey Hatchery. He was president of the Missouri Turkey Federation and director of the National Turkey Federation. He was a member of the Eldon and Jefferson City country clubs. He was a lifetime member of the Miller County Historical Society. He was a former member of the board of directors at Mercantile Bank, Eldon. He was a past member of the Eldon Volunteer Fire Department. He was a member of First Christian Church, Eldon. Other survivors include: two sons, Lt. Col. Jeffrey A. Waite, Silver Springs, Md., and Lt. Col. Michael S. Waite, Arlington, Va.; one stepson, Jeffrey H. Bauer, Blue Springs; three stepdaughters, Jennifer B. Collett, Mission Hills, Kan., Jacquelyn H. Johnson, Independence, and Dr. Janet L. Bauer, Hartford, Conn.; one sister, Irene Lamb, Bridgeton; and 13 grandchildren. Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at First Christian Church, Eldon. The Rev. Stephen Buchholz will officiate. Burial will be in Eldon City Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. today at Phillilps Funeral Home, Eldon. Memorials are suggested to First Christian Church, Eldon. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary: Jefferson City Post Tribune, July 29, 1997 Lester C. Davis, 94, Camdenton, died Monday at Windsor Estates Nursing Home, Camdenton. He was born Nov. 16, 1902, in Brumley, a son of E. C. and Rebecca Welchonch Davis. He was married Sept. 22, 1929, in Decaturville, to Effie J. Gregory, who survives at the home. A lifetime resident of the Lake area, he worked as an auto mechanic with a local Chevrolet dealership first owned by Jack Farmer, then John McCrory and finally Cliff Hulett. He worked with Bledsoe Conoco prior to retirement and was a member of Buffalo Prairie Baptist Church. Other survivors include: three sons, Robert Davis, Camdenton, Freddie Davis, Springfield, and James C. Davis, St. Peters; two sisters, Gladys Brown, Osage Beach, and Pauline Scrivner, Valley Center, Kan.; three grandchildren, two step grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. One son preceded him in death. Services will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Buffalo Prairie Baptist Church, Montreal. The Rev. Don Young will officiate. Burial will be in Montreal Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. today at Allee-Reed Funeral Home, Camdenton. Memorials are suggested to Montreal Cemetery. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary: Jefferson City News Tribune, Tuesday, July 22, 1997 Goldie G. Colson, 92, Eldon, died today at the Eldon Health Care Center. She was born Sept. 3, 1904, in Olean, a daughter of Mason and Lula Crisp Haynes. She was married Aug 3, 1929, in Trenton, to Archie M. Colson, who died Aug. 31, 1972. She was a bank teller at Citizens Bank of Eldon for a number of years. She was a member of the First Christian Church of Eldon and a member of the Miller Rebekah Lodge and the Order of the Eastern Star. Survivors include one niece, Shirley Barks, Pharr, Texas, and one nephew, Charles A. Pope, Bowling Green. Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, at Phillips Funeral Home, Eldon. Dub Inlow will officiate. Burial will be in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Eldon. Visitation will be from 10-11 a.m. Wednesday. Memorials are suggested to the First Christian Church of Eldon or the American Heart Association. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary: Jefferson City Post Tribune, July 28, 1997 Frank K. Hibdon, 66, Eldon, died Saturday at Capital Region Medical Center-Southwest. He was born June 6, 1931, in Eldon, a son of Frank T. and Ellen Irene Kelsay Hibdon. He was married in 1959 to Mary Ann Swarz who died Dec. 30, 1984. He was married Aug. 15, 1987, to Marion Worthey Davidson, who survives at the home. He served in the Air Force for 20 years until his retirement in 1971 as a master sergeant. A resident of the Eldon area since the late 1970s, he owned and operated Montgomery Ward catalog stores in Eldon and California. He was a former resident of the state of Texas. He served as Eldon city clerk and was associated with the Tradin’ Place Antique Mall, Eldon. He was a member of First Baptist Church, Eldon, the IOOF Lodge, the Rebbekah Lodge and the Masonic Lodge of Eldon. Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Phillips Funeral Home, Eldon. The Rev. Randall Bunch will officiate. Burial will be in Dooley Cemetery, Eldon. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. today, with IOOF services at 7 p.m. Memorials are suggested to the Frank Hibdon Memorial Fund, c/o the family. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary: Jefferson City News Tribune, Sunday, July 20, 1997 Sandra Kate Kathleen Jefferies, 69, Brumley, died Friday at her home. She was born Feb. 4, 1928, in Miller County, a daughter of Reuben and Georgia Scott Ballenger. She was married July 14, 1946, in Eldon to William Walter Jefferies, who died March 3, 1996. She was Brumley’s postmaster for more than 20 years before retiring. She was a member of Brumley Christian Church, where she served as secretary and treasurer. Survivors include: two son, William “Bill” Clark Jefferies, Midlothian, Texas, and Thomas L. Jefferies, Newburn, Tenn.; four daughters, Rebecca Ann Tetley and Sherry Jo Glawson, both of Iberia, and Susan Kay Wilson and Shelley Rae Byrd, both of Brumley; one brother, Jesse Ballenger, Richland; one sister, Jeanne Kremer; 13 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Rekus Funeral Home, Iberia. Gene Edwards will officiate. Burial will be in Hawkins Cemetery near Brumley. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. today. Memorials are suggested to the Brumley Christian Church Building Fund. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary: Jefferson City Post Tribune, Wednesday, July 16, 1997 Sylvia Arnold, 86, Eldon, died Sunday at Lake of the Ozarks General Hospital, Osage Beach. She was born Sept. 24, 1910, in Zebra, a daughter of Walter A. and Amanda Thompson Arnold. She attended First Baptist Church, Eldon, and worked as a housekeeper at Lodge of the Four Seasons. She is survived by one sister, Mae Arnold, Eldon and one brother, Lester Arnold, Eldon. Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Phillips Funeral Home, Eldon. The Rev. Randall Bunch will officiate. Burial will be in New Hope Cemetery, Kaiser. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. today. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary: Unknown publication, March 1967 Funeral services for Walter Anderson Arnold, 95, a retired farmer of the Prewitt's Corner community, were held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Riverview Baptist Church with the Rev. George Cox officiating. Burial was in Zebra Cemetery under direction of Kays Funeral Home of Eldon. Mr. Arnold died Wednesday, March 15, (1967) at his home. Mr. Arnold was born October 25, 1871 in Miller County, to Henry Newton and Martha Arnold. He was married in January, 1900 to Amanda Thompson, who preceded him in death. He was a Veteran of Spanish American War and was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Surviving are two daughters, Miss Sylvia Arnold and Miss Mae Arnold, both of Lake Ozark; one son, Lester Arnold, of Modesto, Calif.; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary: Jefferson City Post Tribune, Wednesday, July 23, 1997 Lois Alene Karr, 64, High Point, died Tuesday at Boone Hospital Center, Columbia. She was born Aug. 3, 1932, in Pulaski County, a daughter of Henry and Annie Morgan Allen. She was married July 14, 1967, in Lebanon, to Orvil Karr, who died in 1994. She was a homemaker and a member of the Olean Christian Church. Survivors include: two daughters, Glenda Schwintek, and Kathy Jefferies, both of High Point; one brother, Gene Allen, Swedeborg; three granddaughters and three great-grandchildren. Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Weber and Sons Funeral Home, Russellville. The Rev. Jim Kruse will officiate. Burial will be I High Point Cemetery, High Point. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. today. Memorials are suggested to the Olean Christian Church. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary: Jefferson City Post Tribune, Wednesday, July 16, 1997 Ruby Irwin, 84, Iberia, died Tuesday at Lake of the Ozarks General Hospital, Osage Beach. She was born March 14, 1913, in Pulaski County, a daughter of George W. and Della Gibson Long. She was married Dec. 13, 1935, in Iberia, to Clate M. Irwin, who died Aug 6, 1982. She worked as a housekeeper at Holiday Inn, Lake Ozark, until her retirement. Survivors include: two sons, Danny Irwin, Iberia, and Kenneth Irwin, Lake Ozark; three sisters, Nadine Duncan, Crocker, Millie Rowland, Richland, and Geraldine Shelton, Brumley; one brother, Farris Long, Iberia; two grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. One son, Larry Dale, preceded her in death. Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Concord Christian Church near Crocker. The Rev. Lee Todd will officiate. Burial will be in Crocker Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Rekus Funeral Home, Iberia. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary: Jefferson Cith Post Trubune, Thursday, July 17, 1997 Leona R. Robinett, 72, Tuscumbia, died Wednesday at Capital Region Medical Center-Southwest. She was born May 22, 1925, in Maries County, a daughter of William J. and Betsy Doishie Humphrey Morrow. She was married Oct. 25, 1941, in Brumley, to Nole Robinett, who died March 3, 1997. A machinist at Pryor Novelty in Tuscumbia for 20 years, she attended the Church of Christ in Brumley. Survivors include: seven daughters, Mary Barnhart, Montreal, Marjorie Forbis, Alice Ash and Cindy Colvin, all of Iberia, Betty English, Eldon, Debbie Davenport, Ulman, and June Kaiser, Brumley; one son, Leslie Robinett, Columbia; one brother, Charles Morrow, Holts Summit; four sisters, Faye Morrow, Bonner Springs, Kan., Brooksie Sons, Jefferson City, Delphia Sons, Brumley, and Maye Duncan, Iberia; 15 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren. Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Rekus Funeral Home, Iberia. The Rev. Gene Edwards will officiate. Burial will be in Robinett Cemetery near Brumley. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. today. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary: Jefferson City Post Tribune, Monday, July 14, 1997 Eileen M. Wall, 78, Iberia, died today at Miller County Nursing Home, Tuscumbia. She was born Oct. 13, 1918, in Miller County, a daughter of Monroe and Effie Jane Maxwell Gardner. She was married Jan 6, 1987, in Tuscumbia, to James Roy Wall, who died Nov. 6, 1993. she was a homemaker. Survivors include: two brothers, Harold Gardner and Earl C. Gardner, both of Iberia; one sister, Helen Stockton, Kansas City; four grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. One daughter preceded her in death. Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Rekus Funeral Home, Iberia. The Rev. Kenneth Gray will officiate. Burial will be in Hickory Point Cemetery, near Iberia. Visitation will be from noon-2 p.m. Tuesday. Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary: Jefferson City Post Tribune, Monday, July 14, 1997 Bernice L. Taylor, 80, Eldon, died Friday at Capital Region Medical Center-Madison. She was born Jan. 21, 1917, in Eldon, a daughter of William F. and Addie Mae Hutton Rains. She was married Dec. 24, 1936, in Eldon to Daniel O. Taylor, who died Feb. 14, 1994. A homemaker, she lived in the Eldon area for most of her life. She was a member of Eldon United Methodist Church and a 24-year member of Miller Rebekah Lodge No. 324. Survivors include: one son, Jim Taylor, Eldon; three daughters, Joyce Schulte and Vicki Moritz, both of Eldon, and Linda Wilson, Linwood, Kan.; two brothers, John Rains, San Diego, and Harry Rains, Lexington; one sister, Ruby Forrest, Lexington; 13 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. One son, Daniel R. Taylor, preceded her in death. Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Phillips Funeral Home, Eldon. The Rev. Clinton F. Wofford will officiate. Burial will be in Eldon City Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. today. Memorials are suggested to the Diabetes Foundation. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary: Jefferson City Post Tribune, July 13, 1997 Victor Keith, 83, Eldon, died Friday at Capital Region Medical Center-Madison. He was born Jan. 12, 1914, in Iberia, a son of General S. and Louisa Melviney West Keith. He was married Oct. 2, 1966 in Edina to Kathren Chrisman, who survives at the home. A lifelong resident of Miller County, he retired from Waites Feed and Farm then worked at Eldon Wal-Mart for 10 years as a greeter. He was a member of Eldon Assembly of God Church, where he was song leader. Other survivors include one stepson, Carlos Chrisman, Ottumwa, Iowa; one stepdaughter, Maxine Kirkpatrick, Eldon; one sister, Gertrude Payne, Waterloo, Iowa; eight grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. One daughter and an infant son preceded him in death. Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Phillips Funeral Home, Eldon. The Revs. George Flora and Gene Cain will officiate. Burial will be I Eldon City Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. today. Memorials are suggested to the Capital Region Cancer Center. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary: Jefferson City Post Tribune, Tuesday, July 8, 1997 James Kelly Pool II, 59, Jefferson City, died Sunday at St. Mary's Health Center. He was born March 19, 1938, in Jefferson City, a son of Cance A. and Goldie Cardwell Pool. He was married Sept. 1, 1962, in Jefferson City, to Mary Julia Andrae, who survives at the home. A graduate of local public schools, he received a bachelor's degree in 1960 from the University of Missouri. In 1963 he graduated from the Judge Advocate General's school of the U. S. Army at the University of Virginia. He served as a captain in the Judge Advocate General Corps, Fort Lewis, Wash., until 1966, when he returned to Jefferson City. He practiced law locally for the next 30 years. He was a member of the Cole County, Missouri and American Bar associations, and Jefferson City Country Club. Other survivors include: three sons, Dr. Henry A. Pool, Greensboro, N. C., Scott R. Pool, Jefferson City, and James K. Pool III, Dallas; and two grandsons. Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at St. Joseph Cathedral. The Rev. Christopher Cordes will officiate. Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. today at Buescher Memorial Home. Memorials are suggested to the Sheltered Workshop. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary: Jefferson City Post Tribune, Monday, July 7, 1997 Harley Ben Lupardus, 86, Ulman, died Saturday at Capital Region Medical Center-Southwest. He was born July 22, 1910, in Miller County, a son of Henry B. and Lena Lamb Lupardus. He was married May 17, 1930, in Tuscumbia to Jean Margaret Beard, who died July 29, 1996. During World War II, he worked as a carpenter in the woodworking shop at Ft. Leonard Wood. A lifelong resident of the Ulman area, he worked as a road grader operator for the Miller County Road District. He was a member of Ulman Christian Church, where he served as a deacon and board member. He was a member of the Ulman Community Center, and a past school board member for District 90. Survivors include: four sons, Jack Lupardus, Eugene, Richard Lupardus, Iberia, and Benny Lupardus and David Lupardus, both of Tuscumbia; one sister, Joan Schraer, Ulman; 12 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. One son, Kenneth Raymond Lupardus, preceded him in death. Services will be in Mt. Zion Cemetery, near Tuscumbia. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. today at Rekus Funeral Home, Iberia. Memorials are suggested to the Ulman Community Center. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary: Jefferson City Post Tribune, Monday, July 7, 1997 Virgie O. Woody, 88, Iberia, died Sunday at Capital Region Medical Center-Southwest. She was born Feb. 12, 1909, near St. Anthony, a daughter of Davis S. and Josephine Whitaker Woody. She returned to Missouri in 1974 after her retirement from Cudahay Meat Packing Company, Wichita, Kan. She was a member of Brays Advent Christian Church, Iberia, where she was a former Sunday school teacher. She was a member of the Iberia Community Club and former secretary of the local OATS organization. She is survived by nieces and nephews. Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Rekus Funeral Home, Iberia. The Rev. Earl Skidds will officiate. Burial will be at Brays Cemetery, Iberia. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday. Memorials are suggested to the Brays Cemetery Association or the Brays Advent Christian Church. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary: Jefferson City News Tribune, Sunday, June 22, 1997 Myrtle L. Fowler, 100, Versailles, died Friday at Good Shepherd Nursing Home, Versailles. She was born Aug. 9, 1896, in Miller County, a daughter of Mose and Lucinda Hite Richardson. She was married in December 1931 to Wendell Fowler, who died Dec. 2, 1971. A member of Second Baptist Church, Versailles, she was involved with the senior citizens OATS bus. Survivors include: two sons, Kenneth Webb, Stover, and James “Bill” Fowler, Kansas City; two daughters, Kathryn Fowler and Genevie Strother, both of Kansas City; 15 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. A son, Norman Fowler, and two daughters, Alberta Burris and Lulu Mae Scroggins, preceded her in death. Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Second Baptist Church. The Rev. Robert Ross will officiate. Burial will be in Versailles Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10-11 a.m. Tuesday. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary: Jefferson City Post Tribune, Thursday, July 3, 1997 Ellen E. Henley, 96, Eldon, died Tuesday at Eldon Health Care Center. She was born Aug. 6, 1900, in Miller County, a daughter of Isaiah and Martha Jane Mosley Bunker. She was married Aug. 3, 1919, in Tuscumbia, to William Arthur Henley, who died Oct. 31, 1980. She was a longtime member of First Baptist Church, Eldon. She was director of the nursery department at the church for many years. She lived most of her life in Miller County and was a former school teacher in rural schools. She worked at Carp’s Department Store in Eldon for more than 15 years, retiring in 1966. Survivors include: two daughters, Betty J. Vance and Maxine Henley, both of Eldon; nine grandchildren, two step-grandchildren, six step-great-grandchildren and one step great-great-grandchild. One daughter, Dorothy Engle preceded her in death. Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at First Baptist Church. The Rev. Randall Bunch and Don Currence will officiate. Burial will be in Dooley Cemetery, Eldon. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. today at Phillips Funeral Home. Memorials are suggested to the First Baptist Church Memorial Fund. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary: Jefferson City News Tribune, Sunday, July 6, 1997 Floyd S. Boltz, 92, Jefferson City, died Thursday at Capital Region Medical Center-Southwest. He was born Dec. 31, 1904, in Bagnell, a son of Cordell and Ida Kehr Boltz. He was married July 21, 1929, in Jefferson City to Edith C. Blackburn, who died Dec. 26, 1989. A lifelong resident of the Central Missouri area, he attended school in rural Miller County. He was employed as an engineer with the Missouri Pacific Railroad from 1926 until his retirement in 1970. He was a member of First Baptist Church and the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen. Survivors include: one son, Harold D. Boltz, Kansas City; two sisters, Minnie Brown, Columbia, and Margaret Bear, state of South Carolina; three grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Memorial services will be conducted later. Private graveside services and burial will be in Hawthorn Memorial Gardens (Jefferson City). Arrangements are under the direction of Freeman Mortuary. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary: Jefferson City Post Tribune, Thursday, July 3, 1997 Ted Sons, 71, Iberia, died Tuesday at Capital Region Medical Center-Southwest. He was born Sept. 10, 1925, in Brumley, a son of Grant E. and Martha M. Witt Sons. A resident of the Kansas City area for most of his life, he worked in construction. He is survived by one sister, Becky Knight, Kansas City, Kan. Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Rekus Funeral Home, Iberia. The Rev. Dennis Nichols will officiate. Burial will be in Mt. Union Cemetery, near Brumley. Visitation will be from noon-2 p.m. Saturday. Memorials are suggested to the American Diabetes Association. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary: Jefferson City Post Tribune, Tuesday, July 1, 1997 Raymond Paul Oligschlaeger, 75, New Bloomfield, died Saturday in New Bloomfield. He was born Oct. 2, 1921, in St. Elizabeth, a son of William F. and Pearl Boedicker Oligschlaeger. A World War II Navy veteran, he worked as a horse trainer at Timberline Stables for the last 12 years. Survivors include: one daughter, Darlene Waybright, Auxvasse; one stepdaughter, Shirley Miller, Portland; one stepson, Glenn Yoakum, St. Louis; four grandchildren and one great-grandson. Memorial services will be at 7 p.m. Thursday at Debo Funeral Home, Fulton. He will be cremated. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary: Jefferson City Post Tribune, Tuesday, July 1, 1997 Leonard Thomas Kemper, 74, Eldon, died Sunday at his home. He was born Jan. 7, 1923, in Crest, a son of Thomas J. and Minnie Belle Ford Kemper. He was married April 15, 1950, in Harrisonville, to Juanita Marguerite Young, who survives at the home. An Army veteran of World War II, he worked for Southern Pacific Railroad in Roseville, Calif., returning to Eldon in April of this year. He was a member of the Assembly of God Church. Other survivors include: two sons, Donald L. Kemper, Eldon, and David M. Carroll, Citrus Heights, Calif.; one daughter, Barbara Hansard, Clarkdale, Ga.; and seven grandchildren. One son, Jerry D. Kelly, preceded him in death. He was cremated under the direction of Rekus Funeral Home, Iberia. The cremains will be interred at a later date in Pleasant Hill. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary: Jefferson City Post Tribune, Wednesday, June 18, 1997 Isabelle Marie Stuckenschneider, 84, St. Elizabeth, died Tuesday at St. Elizabeth Care Center. She was born Sept. 17, 1912, in Scotland, Texas, a daughter of Henry P. and Philomina Knabe Vandeven. After the death of her parents, she was adopted by her aunt, Adhelaide Vandeven Manning. She was married Sept 16, 1939, in St. Louis, to John C. Stuckenschneider, who died April 19, 1993. She was a homemaker. She was a member of St. Lawrence Catholic Church, St. Elizabeth, St. Ann’s Sodality and the W.P.F.A. Survivors include: two sons, John N. Stuckenschneider, Jefferson City, and Joe Stuckenschneider, Arnold; five daughters, Norma Beck, St. Elizabeth, Pat Pickles, Livermore, Calif., Mary Stuckenschneider, Shawnee Mission, Kan., and Janet Mehmert and Linda Epstein, both of Jefferson City; 22 grandchildren, seven step grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at St. Lawrence Catholic Church. The Rev. John Degnan will officiate. Burial will be in St. Lawrence Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Thursday at Rekus Funeral Home, St. Elizabeth, with a senior citizens rosary at 4 p.m. and a rosary at 7:30 p.m. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary; Jefferson City News Tribune, Sunday, June 8, 1997 Cora Jane Salmons, 95, Jefferson City, died Saturday at Capital Region Medical Center Southwest (Jefferson City). She was born Sept. 10, 1901, in Aurora Springs, a daughter of James W. and Melissa Marriott Grace. She was married to Andrew Bellman, who died Dec. 20, 1961. She was married Aug 25, 1979, in Jefferson City to Jacob R. “J.R.” Salmons, who survives at the home. A graduate of Jefferson City High School, she had worked as a bookkeeper for Tweedies Footwear and later as a clerk for the Division of Tourism. She was a member of First Baptist Chutch. Other survivors include three nieces and one nephew. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Buescher Memorial Home. The Rev. Harold Norfleet will officiate. Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery (Jefferson City). Visitation will be from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Monday. Memorials are suggested to First Baptist Church. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary: Jefferson City Post Tribune, Wednesday, June 11, 1997 James Alfred Patterson, 71, Tuscumbia, died Tuesday at his home. He was born Aug. 29, 1925, in Ulman, a son of James W. and Ruth Elizabeth Graves Patterson. He was married June 10, 1951, in Kansas City, to Betty Jean Simpson, who died Oct. 10, 1994. An Army veteran of World War II, he was employed by Crown-Zellerbach Flexible Packaging, St. Louis, until his retirement. He returned to Tuscumbia in1982, and was a lifetime member of the VFW and a supporter of the Miller County Sheriff’s Association. Survivors include: three sons, Bill Patterson, Stanton, Neb., James Douglas Patterson, Tuscumbia, and David Patterson, Elsberry; five daughters, Betty Otto, North Little Rock, Ark., Terry Hooks, Auxvasse, Debbie Plummer, St. Charles, Darla Kane, Ulman, and Deya Patterson, Tuscumbia; eight brothers, Babe Patterson, Maurice Patterson and Marvin Patterson, all of Ulman, Bob Patterson, Eldon, Warren Patterson, William Wendell Patterson and Harold Patterson, all of Tuscumbia, and Donald Patterson, Oak Harbor, Wash.; two sisters, Elsie Yates, Osage Beach, and Carolyn Pryor, Eldon; 21 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Graveside services will be at 4 p.m. Thursday at Jackson Cemetery, near Ulman, Gene Edwards will officiate. Visitation will be from noon-3:30 p.m. Thursday at Rekus Funeral Home, Iberia. Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary; Jefferson City News Tribune, Sunday, June 8, 1997 Mary E. Snelling, 94, Richland, died Friday at Lake of the Ozark General Hospital, Osage Beach. She was born July 17, 1902, in Camden County, a daughter of Derrick and Mary McDowell Jeffries. She was married in 1923 to Robert Snelling, who preceded her in death. She was a homemaker and a member of New Hope Freewill Baptist Church in Kaiser. Survivors include: one son, Floyd Snelling, Richland; six grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and nine great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one son, Vivian Loyd Snelling, and one daughter, Leslie Lee Bilyeu. Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Hedges Funeral Home, Osage Beach. The Rev. Ralph Byrd will officiate. Burial will be in New Hope Cemetery, Kaiser. Visitation will be from 7-9 p.m. today. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary: Jefferson City Post Tribune, Tuesday, June 10, 1997 Leora P. “Lee” Deardeuff, 79, Eldon, died Sunday at Eldon Healthcare Center. She was born May 15, 1918, in Maries County, a daughter of Albert and Francis Jane Stamper Fulkerson. She was married April 20, 1935, to Leonard Leslie Deardeuff, who died Sept. 23, 1972. She was a member of the Christian Church. She is survived by one cousin, Nadine Thomas, Brumley, and two nieces. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. today at Madden Cemetery near Iberia. The Rev. Quintin Davis will officiate. Arrangements are under the direction of Rekus Funeral Home, Iberia. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary: Jefferson City Post Tribune, Friday, June 6, 1997 Helen Cantwell, 93, Eldon, died Thursday at Eldon Healthcare Center. She was born Nov. 16, 1903, in Ulman, a daughter of John L. and Margaret Emily Graham McCommons. She was married Dec. 5, 1928, in Boonville, to Burleigh H. Cantwell. A Tuscumbia High School graduate, she attended Marinell Beauty Culture School in St. Louis. She opened LaJene Beauty Shop in 1926, which later became Cantwell’s, retiring in 1969. She was active in the National Hairdressers Association, the Chamber of Commerce and Republican politics. She was a member of the Ozark Whirlers Square Dance Club, the Central Missouri and State Cosmetology Associations, and was a member of Eldon United Methodist Church. She is survived by nieces and nephews. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Phillips Funeral Home, Eldon. The Rev. Clinton F. Wofford will officiate. Burial will be in Tuscumbia Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10-11 a.m. Saturday. Memorials are suggested to the 50/50 Class of Eldon United Methodist Church. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary: Jefferson City Post Tribune, Monday, June 9, 1997 Walter Gail Burks, 85, Excelsior Springs, formerly of Iberia, died Saturday at his home. He was born Feb. 10, 1912, in Ulman, a son of Walter and Ida Bass Burks. He was married June 7, 1930, to Pearl Marie Miller, who died Feb. 9, 1951. He was married Aug 11, 1956, in Rolla, to Minnie Helton Eifert, who died Dec. 30, 1981. He was a farmer in the Iberia area for most of his life. He was a member of Ulman Christian Church. Survivors include: one son, James Burks, Excelsior Springs; one stepdaughter, Shirley Carver, Roach; one sister, Glee Carico, Jefferson City; two grandchildren a number of step-grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Rekus Funeral Home, Iberia. The Rev. Quintin Davis will officiate. Burial will be in Iberia Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. today. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary: Jefferson City Post Tribune, June 12, 1999 Louis Colvin, 69, Iberia, died June 10, 1999, at his home. He was born Aug. 17, 1929, in Miller County, a son of Lonnie and Sarah Shelton Colvin. He was married Sept. 25, 1951, in Tuscumbia, to Billie Ann Moffitt, who survives at the home. He was a member of Pleasant Christian Church, Iberia. He was a veteran of the Korean War. He was a life member of VFW Post No. 6167, Iberia; and Harry Herron Disabled American Veteran Post, Waynesville. He had been employed in Civil Service at Fort Leonard Wood as a heavy equipment operator. He retired in 1979. Other survivors include: two daughters, Peggy Layman, Crocker, and Kathy Duncan, Iberia; two brothers, Dalla Colvin, Iberia, and Dennis Colvin, Crocker; one sister, Delores Colvin, Macks Creek; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Crocker Christian Church. Bro. Rick Smith will officiate. Burial will be in Iberia Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9-11 a.m. Monday at Crocker Christian Church. Memorials are suggested to Lake Ozark Hospice, Crocker. Arrangements are under the direction of Birmingham-Martin Funeral Home. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary: Kansas City Star, August 19, 1990 Thelma L. Wall, 88, died August 15, 1990 at Providence Place Nursing Home in Kansas City, KS. She was born in Brumley and was married August 25, 1920 to Ralph H. Wall, who died November 30, 1978. Mrs. Wall had lived in the Kansas City, KS area since 1922. She was a former member of the Brumley Christian Church, Argentine Garden Club, the Rebekah Lodge and Order of the Eastern Star. Survivors include a son, Dean Wall of Olathe, KS; a daughter, Connie Gratney of Basehor, KS; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Friday at Highland Park Chapel with the Rev. Steve Shaw officiating. Burial was in Johnson County Memorial Gardens Cemetery. The family suggests memorials to the Arthritis Foundation. (Thelma was the daughter of Ida Maude McCullough.) Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary: Jefferson City News Tribune, Sunday, June 1, 1997 Clem Kempker, 68, Eugene, died Friday at Capital Region Medical Center-Southwest. He was born March 23, 1929, in Eugene, a son of Clem H. Sr. and Rosa M. Bungart Kempker. He was married May 22, 1954, in Mary’s Home to Rose Marie Adrian, who survives at the home. A lifelong resident of Eugene, he was employed as a foreman with the Missouri Department of Corrections and retired in 1991. A Korean War veteran who served in the Army and Navy, he retired with 32 years in the National Guard and Army Reserve. He was a member of Our Lady of the Snows Catholic Church, Mary’s Home; Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2442 in Eldon; American Legion Roscoe Enloe Post 5 in Jefferson City; and the Non-Commissioned Officers Association. Other survivors include: three daughters, Dianne M. Goetz, Henley, Donna Richards, Osage Beach, and Nancy Griffin, Jefferson City; four sons, Roger F. Kempker and Russ Kempker, both of Jefferson City, Rick Kempker, Madison, Ind., and Ken Kempker, Hoffman Estates, Ill.; one brother, Ronald Kempker, Eugene; three sisters, Betty Groose, Eugene, Mary Doerhoff, Ankeny, Iowa, and Evelyn Wedel, West Des Moines, Iowa; and 20 grandchildren. Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Our Lady of Snows Catholic Church. The Rev. William Korte will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 3-8 p.m. today at Phillips Funeral Home, Mary’s Home, with a senior citizens rosary at 3 p.m. and a prayer service at 7:30 p.m. Memorials are suggested to Our Lady of Snows Parish. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary: Jefferson City Post Tribune, Wednesday, June 4, 1997 Truman Dake, 80, Iberia, died Monday at Miller County Nursing Home. He was born Jan. 29, 1917, in Miller County, a son of Joseph A. and Josie Lee Dake. He was married Nov. 15, 1949, in St. Louis, to Nova Skaggs, who survives. He worked for Monsanto Chemical in St. Louis until his retirement. A Marine Corps veteran of World War II, he was a member of Iberia American Legion Post 105 and the National Rifle Association. Survivors include: two half brothers, Thomas Lee, state of Florida, and Jefferson Lee, Joplin; and two half sisters, Marie Helen Bryant and Wanda Faye Garducci, both of Florida. One child preceded him in death. Services will be at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Brays Advent Christian Church near Iberia. The Rev. Earl Skidds will officiate. Burial will be in Union Cemetery near Iberia. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. today at Rekus Funeral Home, Iberia. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary: Jefferson City Post Tribune, Wednesday, June 4, 1997 Beverly Knaebel, 42, Jefferson City, died Tuesday at St. Mary’s Health Center. She was born Oct. 28, 1954, in Tuscumbia, a daughter of Harold and Elsie Pierce Ekstam. Her mother survives in Eugene. She was married Dec. 19, 1992, in Eugene, to John R. Knaebel, who survives at the home. She was a member of Eugene Christian Church. She did volunteer work for Cole County Residential Services. She was a production worker for Capital Projects Workshop. Other survivors include: two brothers, James Ekstam, Henley, and Ronald Ekstam, Eugene; and one sister, Barbara Farris, Eugene. Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Phillips Funeral Home, Eldon. Bro. Jason Haley will officiate. Burial will be in Eugene Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. today. Memorials are suggested to the Epileptic Foundation. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary: Miller County Autogram-Sentinel, December 1939 Otto John Wall was born July 13, 1886, in Brumley, Mo.; he passed away at the Veteran’s Hospital, Excelsion Springs, Mo., at the age of 53 years, 5 months and 1 day, Thurs. December 14, 1939. Otto was the son of Henry David and Mariah Catherine Wall, and spent his whole life on the farm where he was born. He was patient and kind at all times, always at his mother's side in prosperity or adversity. To know Otto was to love him. He was preceded in death by his father who passed away April 20th, 1916, and one sister, Susie, who died in infancy Feb. 2, 1899. He served in the World War from July 21, 1918 to Jan. 31, 1919. There are eight sisters and three brothers living--Alonzo T. Wall, Dora Nofsinger, Alpha Winnop, Edna Pemberton, Walksie Maltby, Joel B. Wall, Mary Williams, Ralph H. Wall, Nellie Jones, Luna Martin and Hazel Martin, all of whom were present for the funeral except Mrs. Winnop. He is also survived by his beloved mother, Mr. M.C. Wall. Services were conducted Sunday afternoon at the Baptist church by Rev. J. C. Thompson and the Masonic Order, of which he was a member. The masons continued their services at the graveside. Burial was in the Hawkins cemetery with Adams & Casey funeral service in charge. A bright, friendly smile, A cheerful word to all, A kindly, helpful neighbor, This was Otto Wall. And he said, "The greatest commandment of all is that ye love one another." Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Death Notice: Miller County Autogram-Sentinel, November 1944 This community was shocked last Saturday night when the sad news came that Mrs. Loran Adams had passed away. Mrs. Adams, the former Miss Grethel Casey, gave birth to a daughter about ten months ago and since that time her health condition grew from bad to worse. About two months ago she submitted to a major operation at the Burge Hospital in Springfield, Mo. Since she did not recover satisfactorily from this operation, she was taken to Barnes Hospital in St. Louis two weeks ago last Monday for observation and treatment. Apparently seeming to have improved, she was brought back and was at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ray Casey west of Iberia, when she suffered the fatal attack Saturday night. She is said to have been feeling as well as usual up to within a short time of the attack when she took to vomiting. Her condition immediately became alarming and Dr. Gould and the Adams & Casey ambulance service were called from Iberia to rush her to St. Mary'! s Hospital in Jefferson City. She died enroute to the hospital before reaching Tuscumbia. The body, which lay in state here at the Adams & Casey funeral parlors, was viewed by hundreds of sympathizing relatives and friends. Funeral services will be held at the Public High School auditorium here this Wednesday afternoon, at 2:00 O'clock, conducted principally by Dr. G. Byron Smith, president of Iberia Junior College. Interment will be in the Iberia cemetery. Mrs. Adams leaves to mourn her untimely death her husband and two small children; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ray Casey; a brother, Glenn, in the military service somewhere in the European war theatre; a sister, Mrs. Byron Duncan of Cole Camp, Mo., and a host of other relatives and true and devoted friends. Complete obituary will appear next week. Obituary: Miller County Autogram-Sentinel, November 1944 God in his infinite love called to his heavenly home Grethel Adams on Saturday, November 4, 1944. Grethel was born to Ray and Oma Casey on December 8, 1914, at their home near Iberia. She attended her local grade school until graduating and in the year 1929 she entered Iberia Academy, from which she graduated with the class of 1933. Her childhood days were sweet and happy, her kindness and friendship were enjoyed by all her young companions and schoolmates, and this can be attributed to her with her many friends in later life. She was married to one she dearly loved, Loran Adams, on March 4, 1933, and to them were born two children, Leon age nine years and their baby, Ann, age eight months. She leaves to cherish her dear memory, her husband and the two children, father and mother; one sister, Mrs. Glee Duncan, of Cole Camp; one brother, Glenn Casey, who is now serving his country with the armed forces somewhere in Italy, and many relatives and friends who loved her as their own. Her religious faith was with the Baptist denomination, in which her membership has been with the Iberia church. The body lay in state at the funeral home from Sunday, Nov. 5th, to Wednesday, Nov. 8, where several hundred of her friends came to pay their last respects. Funeral services were held at the high school auditorium Wednesday afternoon, November 8th, with Prof. G. Byron Smith and Rev. Merle Bandy officiating. The music and songs were in charge of the Baptist Church. Burial was in the Iberia Cemetery. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary: Miller County Autogram-Sentinel, October 1999 Jimmy Dwane Colvin, 67, Iberia, died Oct. 1, 1999, at his home. He was born Sept 12, 1932, in Crocker, a son of Charles and Janice Shelton Colvin. A Navy veteran, he worked as a foreman for Campbell Industries in National City, Calif., for 25 years before retiring in September 1995. He belonged to Iberia VFW Post 6167 and enjoyed woodworking, hunting and fishing. Survivors include: one son, Tony Charles Colvin, Siloam Springs, Ark.; four daughters, Timolyn Jo Colvin, Brumley, Kelly D’Ann Imo, Orlando, Fla., Dana Lynn Henderson, Iberia, and Nikole Lee Johnson, Kaiser; one brother, Dr. Ronald Wright, Puyallup, Wash.; two sisters, Ruth Murray, Kansas City, Kan., and Dianne Barmore, Moore, S.C.; and nine grandchildren. Graveside services with military honors will be at 2 p.m. today at Mount Union Cemetery near Brumley. The Rev. Mark Kessler will officiate. Memorials are suggested to Lake Ozark Area Home Health Agency and Hospice. Wife - Linda Ruth Williams, daughter of Adron and Mary Wall Williams. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary: Miller County Autogram-Sentinel, April 1993 Frank A. Dickerson, 80, of Atlanta, Ga., died April 25, 1993, at his home. He was born June 3, 1912, at Iberia to T. W. and Anna Hill Dickerson. On Nov. 14, 1932, he was married to Grace Snelling of Tuscumbia, who survives at the home. Mr. Dickerson lived most of his life in Iberia. He was in banking for more than 40 years, serving the Bank of Iberia where he retired as executive vice president, the Bank of Crocker and the State Bank of Greenville. He had served as Miller County treasurer and Miller County clerk and was a delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1968 in Miami Beach. He also had been a delegate to several state and congressional conventions. He was a member of the Board of Trustees of the Iberia Academy and Junior College. He was a member of the Iberia Masonic Lodge and had served as active deacon and in many capacities at the Iberia First Baptist Church. He was a member and deacon at Rehoboth Baptist Church in Atlanta at the time of his death. Surviving in addition to his wife, are two daughters, Brenda Clark and Judy Young of Atlanta, Ga.; two grandsons, two granddaughters; and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. April 27 at the Bill Head Funeral Chapel and burial was in Floral Hills Memory Gardens in Atlanta, Ga. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary: Miller County Autogram-Sentinel January 1994 Elsie G. Roark, 96, of Smithton died Wednesday, Jan. 19, 1994 at Four Seasons Living Center. She was born Nov. 28, 1897 in Tuscumbia to Joseph and Dora E. Doubikin McDonald. She was married to George Roark, who died in 1965. Mrs. Roark was a member of the turner First Baptist Church and a charter member of the church’s Golden Age Club. She lived in the Kansas City area most of her life before moving to Smithton seven years ago. Surviving her are a daughter, Beulah M. Hancock of Smithton; two brothers, Walter McDonald of Palos Verdes Peninsula, Calif.; Ernest McDonald of Moro, Ill.; 11 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and 15 great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Jan 22 at Maple Hill Funeral Home and burial was in Maple Hill Cemetery in Kansas City, Kan. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Mjames7376 at aol.com: Eldon Advertiser of August 1922 Martha Jane Russell Etter Martha Jane Russell, daughter of Buckner J. and Martha Jane Russell, was born January 22, 1864. She was married to Samuel B. Etter, August 20, 1885. To this union was born two children, as follows: Mrs. Charles H. Scott and Priest Etter, both of whom live in the Mt. Pleasant community. Her brothers are William Russell of Etterville; Samuel and Lewis Russell of Olean. Her sisters are Mrs. William Harrison of Olean, and Mrs. John Vanhoosier, of Etterville. She united with the Christian church at about the age of 18 years, under the preaching of Rev. J. J. Lane. She continued in the faith until the end, which came at the home of her son, Priest, August 22, 1922, at the age of 58 years and 7 months. Mrs. Etter had been a sufferer with stomach trouble since 17 years old, which grew worse so that for several years she was an invalid. She had the medical service and was patiently nursed by her children, assisted by the neighbors. Funeral services were conducted by Rev,. W., H. Scott at Mt. Pleasant church, according to her own plans left with her children and carried out to her wishes. The remains were laid to rest by the side of her husband in the Mt. Pleasant cemetery, to await oiur Master's call on the resurrection morn. There we hope to meet her; never to say good-bye again. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary: Miller County Autogram-Sentinel, March 1992 Sadie Glawson, 98, of Iberia died Sunday, March 1, 1992 at Eldon Skilled Care Center in Eldon. She was born March 16, 1893, near Iberia to Charles and Rosa Smith Aust. On Feb. 18, 1912, she was married at Iberia to Joseph Ulmer Glawson, who died Sept 20, 1963. A lifelong resident of Miller County, she taught in rural schools in southern Miller County and also had worked at Fort Leonard Wood. She was a member of the fairview Christian Church near Iberia. Surviving her are a son, Joe Glawson of Iberia; three daughters, Freeda Jobe of Jefferson City, Wilma Glawson of Tuscumbia and Helen Scoles of Eugene, Oregon; eight grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Stevinson-Mossman Funeral Home in Iberia with Bro. Stan Way and the Rev. Jesse Norris officiating. Burial was in Iberia Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Eldon Skilled Care Center. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary: Miller County Autogram-Sentinel, May 1992 James M. Workman, 80, of Vienna, formerly of Iberia, died Friday, May 8, 1992, at Maries Manor Health Care Center in Vienna. He was born May 20, 1911, at Iberia to James and Sarah Steen Workman. Mr. Workman was a 1930 graduate of the Iberia Academy and attended the University of Missouri-Columbia. He was a member of the Iberia First Christian Church and Iberia Masonic Lodge 410 AF & AM. Surviving him is a sister, Mabel Fancher Jones of Iberia. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday at Stevinson-Mossman Funeral Home in Iberia with the Rev. John Bouldrey officiating. Burial was in the Iberia Cemetery. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary: Miller County Autogram-Sentinel, April 1993 Martha “Burdie” Harbison, 92, of Martinsburg died Thursday, April 8, 1993, at Pin Oaks Nursing Center in Mexico, Mo. She was born May 15, 1900, near Meta to Calvin D. and Martha Burd Hoskins. On May 15, 1924, she was married to James G. Harbison, who died Sept. 2, 1983. Mrs. Harbison spent the first 12 years of her life in Quay, Okla. She moved to Eldon and joined the Eldon First Baptist Church at an early age. She moved to Audrain County in 1971. She was a member of the Union Baptist Church and taught school for eight years in Missouri. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Roy (Bonnie M.) Popp of Martinsburg; a sister, Mrs. Arnim (Bonnie) Ray of Eldon; a granddaughter; and four grandsons. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday at Phillips Funeral Home in Eldon with the Rev. Larry Etherton officiating. Burial was in the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary: Miller County Autogram Sentinel, February 1994 Hurschel E. Scruggs, 89, of Jefferson City died Saturday, Feb. 19, 1994 at Eldon Health Care Center in Eldon. He was born July 19, 1904 in Cole County to Charles and Lovisa Johnston Scruggs. On March 15, 19225 he was married to Bernetta Hoskins, who died on Jan. 7, 1991. Mr. Scruggs was a member of the Pleasant Hill Baptist Church where he served as a deacon for more than 50 years. He was employed with the Missouri Pacific Railroad and retired in 1969. Mr. Scruggs is survived by five daughters, Leora Scrivner of Olathe, Kan., Bonnie Lamar of Overland Park, Kan., Ilene Rigg of Maryland Heights, Vera Smith of Henley and Donna Vernon of Hamilton, Ohio; 11 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church with the Rev. Farrie L. Cole and the Rev. Glenn Scott officiating. Burial was in Spring Garden Cemetery near Eugene under the direction of Weber and Sons funeral Home in Russellville. Memorials may be made to the church. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary: Miller County Autogram-Sentinel, February 1994 Hurley A. Harbison, 80, of Kansas City, Kan. died Tuesday, Feb. 22, 1994 at Bethany Medical Center in Kansas City, Kan. He was born Nov. 14, 1913 in Tuscumbia to John Wesley and Bertha Alice Brown Harbison but had lived in Kansas City, Kan. for 73 years. He was a beef boner for more than 50 years and retired from Safeway in 1975. He was a member of the Oakland Park Baptist church where he served as a deacon, Meat Cutters Union Local 571, and the ABC Bowling League. Surviving him are his wife, Lucille Harbison of the home; a son, Phillip M. Harbison of Westwood, Kan.; three daughters, Judi Pickrell of Minneapolis, Kan., Nancy Little of Waco, Tex. and Phyllis Hammons of Albuquerque, N.M.; a brother, Hilgar H. Harbison of Mission, Kan.; eight grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Oakland Park Baptist Church. Graveside services will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday at Tuscumbia Cemetery. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary: Miller County Autogram Sentinel, February 1994 Arlene Phillips Chitwood, 74, of Hillsboro died Tuesday, Feb 14, 1994 at Jefferson Memorial Hospital in Festus. She was born June 14, 1919 in Ellington to Everett James and Elizabeth Melton Ray. She was first married to Lehman Lance Phillips, who died in 1979. She was married to Clyde M. Chitwood, who preceded her in death. Mrs. Chitwood lived in the Eugene area for many years prior to moving to Hillsboro in 1981. Surviving her are two sons, James Phllips of Olean and David Phillips of bunker; a daughter, Ruth Emry of Hillsboro; two sisters, Flavie Scott of Eugene and Katherine Roth of Eldon; a step-son, Billy Joe Chitwood of House Springs; two step-daughters, Marie Cunningham of Hillsboro and Melba White of DeSoto; 10 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and seven step-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Friday at Phillips Funeral Home in Eldon with the Rev. Jasper Hunter officiating. Burial was in Robinett Cemetery near Brumley. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary: Miller County Autogram Sentinel, February 1994 Former Eldon resident Leah Zinn of Oklahoma City, Okla. died Monday, Feb. 14, 1994. Private memorial services were held Saturday in Oklahoma City. Her husband, George Zinn, is among her survivors. He was trainmaster for the Rock Island Railroad in Eldon from 1960 to 1970. The family suggests memorials to the American Cancer Society. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary: Miller County Autogram-Sentinel, February 1992 Clifford W. Sons, 76, of Brumley died Thursday, Feb. 20, 1992, at Still Regional Medical Center in Jefferson City. He was born Jan. 27, 1916, in Brumley to Robert and Lou Rodden Sons. On May 26, 1943, he was married at Camdenton to Delphia Morrow, who survives. Mr. Sons was a retired farmer and construction worker. He was a lifelong resident of Brumley and was a graduate of Brumley High School. He was a member of the Brumley Lions Club and the Rodden Church of Christ at Brumley. In addition to his wife, Mr. Sons is survived by a son, Paul Sons of Brumley; five daughters, Judy Wall of Holts Summit, Patsy Phillips, Joyce Wall and Mary Lou Gamm of Brumley and Linda Weeks of Lake Ozark; one brother, Melvin Sons of Jefferson City; 13 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Monday at Stevinson-Mossman Funeral Home in Iberia with burial in the Robinett Cemetery near Brumley. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary: Miller County Autogram-Sentinel, March 1992 Melvin L. Sons, 73, of Jefferson City died Sunday, March 15, 1992, at Memorial Community Hospital, Jefferson City. He was born Sept. 1, 1918, at Brumley to Robert H. and Liew M. Rodden Sons. On July 12, 1940, he was married at Tuscumbia to Brooksie L. Morrow, who survives at the home. Mr. Sons was a lifelong resident of Central Missouri. He was a graduate of Brumley High School. He was employed for several years with Tweedie Shoe Factory prior to becoming employed by the Missouri Highway Department in the drafting and blueprinting departments for many years until he retired in 1987. Mr. Sons was a member of the Jefferson City First Baptist Church. Other survivors include a daughter, Nancy R. Jahnel of Chicago and a grandson, T. Douglas Scrimager of Chicago. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Brumley Baptist Church with the Rev. David Phelps officiating. Burial was in Robinett Cemetery near Brumley under the direction of Freeman Mortuary of Jefferson City. Memorial contributions may be made to the Jefferson City First Baptist Church. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary: Miller County Autogram-Sentinel, May 1992 Edward M. Humphrey, 91, of Iberia died Friday, May 22, 1992, at Miller County Nursing Home in Tuscumbia. He was born Nov. 28, 1900, in Miller County to Marion and Mary Morrow Humphrey. He was a lifelong resident of Miller County and worked as a blacksmith and farmer. He was a member of the New Light Christian Church at Iberia. Surviving him are two brothers, Truman Humphrey of Iberia and Archie Humphrey of Jefferson City, and two sisters, Mabel Edwards and Erma Farnham, both of Iberia. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Stevinson-Mossman Funeral Home in Iberia with Bro. Elton Dake officiating. Burial was in Union Cemetery near Iberia. Visitation will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary: Miller County Autogram-Sentinel, May 1992 Hazel D. Curty, 80, of Independence died Sunday, May 24, 1992, at Independence Regional Medical Center. She was born Nov. 1, 1911, in Miller County to John and Minnie Nixdorf Kallenbach. On Dec. 15, 1935, she was married in Eldon to John E. Curty, who died Aug 24, 1982. Mrs. Curty was born and reared on a farm near Tuscumbia and after her marriage lived on a farm near Etterville for many years. She moved to Eldon in 1981, where she lived until moving to Independence in 1986. Mr. Curty was a member of the Church of Christ. Surviving her are a son, John B. Curty of Independence; a sister, Ruth Kallenbach of Jefferson City; and two granddaughters. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Phillips Funeral Home in Eldon with Bro. Murl Nash officiating. Burial was in Spring Garden Cemetery near Eugene. Memorials are suggested to York College in York, Neb. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary: Miller County Autogram-Sentinel, February 1992 Morris D. Robinett Sr., 59, of Yakima, Wash., died Saturday, Feb. 8, 1992, at his home. He was born Nov. 16, 1932, in Bagnell to Virgil and Alma Alexander Robinett. He moved to the Yakima Valley at an early age and was graduated from Wapato High School in 1949. In 1954 he received his degree from Whitman College where he was an athlete and set track and field records, some of which still stand. He served in the U.S. Army from 1954 until 1956. He was employed by the Holtzinger Fruit Company of Yakima and was a supervisor at the time of his death. Surviving him are his wife, Rosetta, of the home; two sons, Morris Dean Robinett Jr. and Gregory Dean Robinett, both of Vancouver, Wash.; his mother, Alma Robinett of Wapato, Wash.; a sister, Ruth LeDeux of Kent, Wash.; a brother, Earl Robinett of Wapato, Wash.; uncles Sam Robinett and Sherman Robinett of Eldon, Basil Robinett of Kaiser, Ted Robinett and Gerald Robinett of Eldon and Milo Robinett of Green Forrest, Ark.; and aunts, Eunice Baucom, Eula Gorg, Ruby Shepherd, Pauline Currence and Sue DeGraffenreid of Eldon and Nellie Helton of Jefferson City. Graveside services were held Feb. 11 at West Hills Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary: Eldon Advertiser, August 2005 Velma L. Martin, 87, of High Point, North Carolina, formerly of Lake Ozark, died Aug. 20, 2005 at Evergreens Senior Health Care (in NC). She was born April 25, 1918, in Fond du Lac, Wis., to Jesse J. and Laura Bosin Cole. She was president of the Red Hat Society of Evergreens Senior Care. Surviving her are two daughters and a son-in-law, Linda McMichael of Jamestown, N.C., and Patti and William Watson of Sparta, Ill.; a son and daughter-in-law, Joseph D. and Marsha Martin of Olean; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Greenmore Memorial Gardens at Barnett. Tom Farrington, Minister, will officiate. Wife of Dorsey Halley Martin Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary: Miller County Autogram-Sentinel, May 1992 Bernice Marie Albl, 69, of Edwardsville, Ill., died Saturday, May 9, 1992, at Maryville Manor. She was born Jan. 15, 1923, in Crocker to Yeager and Ethel Shelton Deardeuff. On April 11, 1946, she was married in Edwardsville to Norman Albl, who died April 13, 1982. Mrs. Albl worked for Olin Corporation in East Alton, Ill., for 40 years before retiring. She later was employed by the Edwardsville Senior Citizens Center. Surviving her are two sons, Richard and Chris Albl, and a daughter, Vicki Albl, all of Edwrdsville; two grandchildren; three brothers, Vernie Deardeuff of Oak Harbor, Wash., Ralph Deardeuff of Cottage Hills, Ill., and Bill Deardeuff of Iberia; and a sister, Lois Long of Bunker Hill, Ill. Funeral services were held May 13 at Weber Funeral Home in Edwardsville. Burial was in Valley View Cemetery at Edwardsville. Memorials may be made to the Eden United Church of Christ in Edwardsville, where she was a member, or Edwardsville Senior Center. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary: Miller County Autogram-Sentinel, May 1992 Myrtle McComb, 73, of Rte. 1, Ulman, died May 21, 1992, at her home. She was born March 30, 1919, in Miller County to Ike and Mary Elizabeth Littrell Luttrell. On Sept. 23, 1943, she was married in Tuscumbia to Bert McComb, who survives at the home. Mrs. McComb worked as a kitchen helper at Tan-Tar-A for several years. She was a member of the Honey Springs Baptist Church. In addition to her husband, she is survived by five sons, Charles McComb of Richland, Bill McComb and Harold McComb, both of Iberia, Leonard McComb of Brumley and Chester McComb of the home; seven daughters, Dorothy Durham of Richland, Helen Bizzell of Tulsa, Okla., Thelma Ash of Brumley, Gertie Hill of Kaiser, Glotha McDowell of Ulman, Margie McDowell of Iberia and Beverly Guehrer of Crocker; three sisters, Leone McDowell of Brumley, Elsie Johnson of Stoutland and Flossie Martin of Linn Creek; a brother, Elmer Luttrell of Iberia; 53 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Stevinson-Mossman Funeral Home in Iberia with the Rev. Arthur Gormley officiating. Burial will be in Hawkins Cemetery near Brumley. Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until time for the service. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary: Miller County Autogram-Sentinel, February 1992 Lloyd Kallenbach, 76, of Eugene died Monday, Feb. k10, 1992, at Memorial Community Hospital in Jefferson City. He was born March 14, 1915, in Miller County to Oliver P. and Carrie Bell Kallenbach. On Dec. 17, 1938, he was married in Jefferson City to Lena Brumley, who died May 20, 1968. Mr. Kallenbach was a lifetime resident of Miller County and was a member of the Saline Valley Church of Christ. Surviving him are a son, Larry P. Kallenbach of Eugene; a grandson and a granddaughter; two great-grandsons; a brother, Ernest Kallenbach of Eldon; and a sister, Irene Menteer of Jefferson City. Visitation was from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Phillips Funeral Home in Eldon. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Phillips Funeral Home with Bro. Murl Nash officiating. Burial will be in Tuscumbia Cemetery. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary: Miller County Autogram-Sentinel, February 1985 Betty (Effie Frances) Morgan, 82, of Iberia died Monday, Feb. 18, 1985, at the Miller County Nursing Home in Tuscumbia where she had made her home for the past 10 years. She was born Sept. 4, 1902, in Iberia to Benjamin and Cynthia Dial Williams. Surviving her are a brother, Dale Williams of Pueblo, Colo.; five sisters, Edna Irwin of Brumley, Ethel Muirhead of Austin, Tex., Emma Gardner of Kansas City, Edith Myer of Moses Lake, Wash., and Evelyn Johnston of Iberia. Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Stevinson-Mossman Funeral Home with the Rev. Earl B. Brown officiating. Burial was in Williams Cemetery near Iberia. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary: Miller County Autogram-Sentinel, October 1944 Mrs. Roy Hawkins of the Brumley community who had been in failing health for several months, passed away at the Wallace Memorial Hospital in Lebanon, late Tuesday evening, Oct. 31. She had been a patient there for three weeks. Prior to this she was a patient at Latham Hospital in California, Mo. for two months. A major operation was performed a week ago. She had planned to return home last Sunday and her untimely death is indeed a shock to her loved ones and friends. Sue Jones Hawkins, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Manasseh Jones, was born in Iberia, Mo., Aug. 16, 1892. She was married to Roy Hawkins July 10, 1909. To them one son and two daughters were born. Her father passed away March 14, 1904; also preceding her in death were three infant sisters, one seven-year-old sister, Retta, and one brother, Pearly, who died in 1918. Surviving Mrs. Hawkins, besides her beloved husband, are her son, Reber Hawkins, of Ulman, Mo., and her two daughters, Norma Hawkins Hedges of Iberia, Mo., and Maudine Hawkins of the home. She leaves two grandchildren, Larry Hawkins and DeAnn Hedges. Besides these she leaves her loving mother, Mrs. Sarah Aust Jones of Iberia, Mo.; one sister, Miss Edna Jones of Iberia, and three brothers, Everett, Otto and Leslie Jones, all of Iberia; many other relatives and friends also are deeply grieved at her early passing. Mrs. Hawkins was baptized and joined the Church of the Bretheren in Learned, Kans., Dec. 25, 1917. She placed her membership in Brumley Christian Church in Oct., 1930, where it remained until her death. She was well known in Miller County and taught school in both Miller and Camden Counties. Hers was an active life. She carefully trained her children, taking them to Sunday school and church and teaching them the right way to live. She was a good and loving wife and mother, neighbor and friend. To know her was to love her. Hers was a life spent in loving sacrifice and served to her family and those about her. She was well prepared to lay down the mantle of life when God called her to “come home.” Through her true Christian faith and life she has earned the reward God promises his children. Although she will be sadly missed by her loved ones and her passing is indeed a bitter and heavy cross to bear, we can but say to our Allwise Father, “Thy Will Be Done.” Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary: Miller County Autogram-Sentinel, January 1993 Verlyn Harold Thornsberry died Jan. 3, 1993, at the family home in rural Omaha, Ark. He was born May 27, 1917, in Iberia to Snode A. and Zella Thomas Thornsberry. His mother, Zella Anderson survives in Kansas City. He was married to Mary Edith Thomas, who survives at the home. Mr. Thornsberry was an outstanding football player at Pacific College in Newberg, Oregon. After retiring as a real estate broker in California he and his wife bought a small acreage near Omaha, Ark., where he bred and showed Missouri foxtrotter horses. Also surviving Mr. Thornsberry are four sons, Vigil Thornsberry and Harold Thornsberry, both of Perris, Calif., Snow C. Thornsberry of Lake Elsinor, Calif., and James R. Thornsberry of Omaha, Ark.; three sisters, Lucille Crane of Brumley, Marie Beals of Anaheim, Calif., and Peggy Phillips of Kansas City; and five grandchildren. Funeral services were held Jan. 6 at Burlington Baptist Church with burial in the adjoining cemetery. The Rev. Robert Meredith officiated and Christeson Mortuary of Harrison, Ark., was in charge of arrangements. The family suggests memorial contributions may be made to the cancer fund. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: News Article; Miller County Autogram-Sentinel, September 1992 A 27-year-old Kaiser man was killed at 12:45 a.m. Friday in a one vehicle accident in front of the Osage High School on Missouri 42. The accident occurred nine-tenths of a mile east of Route D. According to the report from the Highway Patrol, Dallis Luttrell, 27, of Kaiser was westbound in his pickup when he ran off the south side of th road, struck a fence and overturned numerous times. Luttrell was ejected from the vehicle. The vehicle finally came to rest on its wheels. Luttrell was taken to the University of Missouri Medical Center in Columbia, by the Staff for Life helicopter, where he died. Obituary: Miller County Autogram-Sentinel, September 1992 Dallis C. Luttrell, 27, of Kaiser died Friday, Sept. 18, 1992, at the University Hospital and Clinics in Columbia of injuries he suffered in an automobile accident earlier in the day. He was born Sept. 17, 1965, at Iberia to Dean and Edna Cochran Luttrell, who survive at Brumley. On Oct. 18, 1986, he was married at Crocker to Jami Mitchelle Fry, who survives at the home. Mr. Lutrell attended Iberia High School and was a carpenter for Duncan Construction at Osage Beach. Also surviving him are a son, Derek Luttrell of the home; a daughter, Kaitlin Luttrell of the home; five brothers, Rick Luttrell, Bill Luttrell, Jackie Luttrell and Scott Luttrell, all of Brumley, and Kenny Luttrell of Iberia; and two sisters, Judy Earp of Iberia and Penny Lawrence of Crocker. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Stevinson-Mossman Funeral Home in Iberia with Bro. Lee Todd officiating. Burial was in Mt. Union Cemetery near Brumley. A memorial fund has been set up at Central Bank of Lake of the Ozarks in Osage Beach for his children. Contributions may be left at the funeral home. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary: Miller County Autogram-Sentinel, March 1993 Theodore Earl Warrington, 86, of Lebanon died Thursday, March 4, 1993, at Breech Medical Center in Lebanon. He was born Nov. 27, 1906, in Caney, Kan., to William O. and Edith Rossen Warrington. On Sept. 28, 1932, he was married to Patti Jean Davis, who survives. At age 6, Mr. Warrington moved with his family in a covered wagon to Lebanon where the family farmed. For many years Mr. Warrington was a master carpenter in Lebanon. During World War II he drew blueprints for ship construction in Long Beach, Calif. He and his wife moved back to Lebanon after the war. He was a member and past president of the local carpenter’s union. Surviving him in addition to his wife are a daughter, Thea Elizabeth Dodge of Iberia; and two sisters, Edyth Brackett and Erma Smith, both of Lebanon. Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Holman Funeral Home in Lebanon with the Rev. Lee J. Elam officiating. Burial was in Lebanon Cemetery. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: News Article: Miller County Autogram-Sentinel, March 1993 Christopher Novicky, the five-year-old son of Dennis and Ellen Novicky of Brumley died at 1 a.m. Wednesday morning at the University of Missouri Hospital and Clinics. Dennis Novicky and his two young sons sustained burns in a house fire that occurred onf Feb. 24. The elder Novicky was listed in good condition on Wednesday and the youngest son was released from the hospital at an earlier time. Obituary: Miller County Autogram-Sentinel, March 1993 Christopher James Novicky, 5, of Brumley died Wednesday, March 10, 1993, at University Hospital in Columbia of burns he suffered in a fire that destroyed the family home on Feb. 24. He was born March 2, 1988, in Jefferson City to Dennis and Ellen Ash Novicky, who survive. Other survivors are a sister, Kathleen Michelle Novicky of the home; a brother, Austin Michael Novicky of the home; his maternal grandparents, Burnic and Ruth Ash of Brumley; and his paternal grandparents, Andy and Shirley Novicky of Ocala, Fla. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at Rodden Church of Christ near Brumley with Bro. Jack Duncan officiating. Burial will be in Robinett Cemetery at Brumley under the direction of Stevinson-Mossman Funeral Home in Iberia. Memorials are suggested to the family. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary: Miller County Autogram-Sentinel, February 1992 Rawl DeVore, 88, of Brumley died Friday, Feb. 7, 1992 at Lake of the Ozarks General Hospital (Osage Beach, Mo.). He was born May 27, 1903, at Brumley to James and Dollie Hix Devore. On June 19, 1924, he was married in Tuscumbia to Alma Hedrick, who survives at the home. Mr. DeVore was a lifelong resident of Brumley and worked for marinas in the lake area. He also was a farmer and a member of the Brumley Christian Church. Other survivors include a son, Gary DeVore of Kansas city, Kan.; four daughters, Ruth Duncan of Lake Ozark, Billie Luttrell, Colleen Cochran and Melva Plemmons, all of Brumley; 27 grandchildren; 43 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday at Stevinson-Mossman Funeral Home in Iberia with Bro. Lee Todd and Bro. Larry Young officiating. Burial was in Gott Cemetery near Brumley. Memorials may be made to the Gott Cemetery Fund. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary: Miller County Autogram-Sentinel, August 1992 Johnie Redus Burks, 78, of Wichita, Kan., died Aug 31, 1992, at his home. He was born Dec. 30, 1913, in Iberia to Samuel I. and Nancy Adeline Nixdorf Burks. On Oct. 20, 1945, he was married in Wichita to Elizabeth Johanna “Betty Jo” Tornquist, who survives. Mr. Burks attended Tuscumbia High School and was a veteran of World War II. He retired from Rounds & Porter Lumber Co. in Wichita in 1981. In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Melissa Lorene Rausch; a son, Michael Eugene Burks; two grandchildren; and a brother, Sammy Burks of Iberia. Funeral services were held at Culbertson-Smith Mortuary in Wichita. Burial was in Resthaven Cemetery in Wichita. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary: Miller County Autogram-Sentinel, October 1992 Ralph T. Deardeuff, 66, of Cottage Hills, Ill., died Wednesday, Oct. 21, 1992, at St. Clare’s Hospital in Alton. He was born Nov. 18, 1925, in Crocker to Yager and Ethel Shelton Deardeuff. On June 16, 1951, he was married in Salem, Ark., to Phyllis Jean Cummins, who survives at the home. Mr. Deardeuff was employed in the bar mill department of Laclede Steel Company in Alton for 43 years, retiring in 1986. Also surviving are a son, Kenneth R. Deardeuff of Wood River; a daughter, Cindy E. Morrow of Cottage Hills, Ill.; seven grandchildren; two brothers, Vernie Deardeuff of Oak Harbor, Wash., and Bill Deardeuff of Crocker; and a sister, Lois Long of Jerseyville, Ill. Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Marks Mortuary in Wood River. The Rev. Steven VanOstran officiated. Burial was I Short Cemetery at Cottage Hills, Ill. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary: Miller County Autogram-Sentinel, February 1996 James Ellis McComb, 60, of Iberia died Sunday, Feb. 4, 1996, at Capital Region Medical Center-Southwest in Jefferson City. He was born July 8, 1935, in Kansas City to Virgil and Cynthia Sons McComb. Mr. McComb worked for many years for the Kansas City, Kan. street department and most recently worked at Kramel Manufacturing near Iberia. He attended Honey Springs Baptist Church near Iberia. Surviving him are his fiancée, Mildred Hendee of Iberia; three sons, Jody Mills of Hartford, Kan., James McComb Jr. and Richard McComb, both of Kansas City, Kan.; two daughters, Wanda Czechan of Kansas City, Kan., and Helen Boldridge of Emporia, Kan.; two brothers, Corvan McComb and Bruce McComb, both of Kansas City, Kan.; and five grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Rekus Funeral Home in Iberia with the Rev. Dennis Nichols officiating. Burial was in Mt. Union Cemetery near Brumley. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary: Miller County Autogram-Sentinel, September 1992 Ersie B. Dake Lane of the state of California, formerly of Iberia, died Sept. 2, 1992, in Turlock, Calif. She was born Jan. 5, 1914, in Iberia. Funeral services were held Sept. 4 at Franklin and Downs Chapel in Ceres Calif., with the Rev. Frank Tatum officiating. Burial was in Ceres Cemetery. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Death Notice, Russellville (Special) March 15, 1962 Thomas Drace, 21, was burned fatally Thursday when a stove he was firing exploded at his home near Iberia. Survivors include his wife, Dolores; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Newell Drace, Iberia; maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Wall, Iberia; two sisters, Miss Judith Ann and Miss Janet Marie Drace; and two brothers, David and Preston, all of Iberia. Funeral Arrangements are incomplete. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary: Miller County Autogram-Sentinel, September 1992 Geneva Aust, 71, of Columbia and formerly of Iberia died Sept. 23, 1992 at her home. She was born Jan 22, 1921 at Iberia, the daughter of James and Margaret Fendorf Colvin. She was married Sept. 11, 1937 at Iberia to Charles Wayne Aust, who survives at the home. Mrs. Aust was a member of the Mt. Union Church of Christ and the Order of the Eastern Star in Harrisburg, Mo. In addition to her husband, she is survived by: two sons, Charles Aust of Topeka, Kan., and John Aust, of Baird, Texas; three daughters, Barbara Billerbeck of Fremont, Mich., Donna Scott of St. Charles, and Sharon Young of Lees Summit; 18 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Victoria Colvin of St. Elizabeth. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26 at the Stevinson-Mossman Funeral Home in Iberia with Bro. Farris Wall officiating. Burial was in the Livingston Cemetery near Iberia. Arrangements were made through the Stevinson-Mossman Funeral Home of Iberia. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary: Miller County Autogram-Sentinel, December 1992 Leo Sacco, 75, of Osage Beach died Wednesday, Dec. 16, 1992, at Lake of the Ozarks General Hospital in Osage Beach. He was born May 20, 1917, in St. Louis to Anthony and Virginia Stallone Sacco. On Oct. 22, 1945, he was married in St. Louis to Alpha Wall, who survives at the home. Before his retirement Mr. Sacco was employed by the St. Louis Municipal Water Department. He attended St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Camdenton. In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Richard (Tina) Mueller of St. Louis and Ginny Mueller of Huntington Beach, Calif.; a son, Nick Sacco of Kansas City; two brothers, Joseph Sacco of Fountain Valley, Calif., and Fano Sacco of Springfield, Ill.; nine grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. at the Lake Chapel of Hedges Funeral Home in Osage Beach with the Rev. Randy Hoffman officiating. Burial was in Lake Memorial Cemetery at Osage Beach. The family suggests memorials to the American Diabetes Association and they may be left at the funeral home. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: News Article/Obituary: Miller County Autogram-Sentinel, March 1974 The death of JoAnn Spearman, 76, of near Iberia, was ruled by natural causes Wednesday. Miss Spearman was found dead Tuesday morning near her home by rural mail carrier Edward Baker. The Miller County Sheriff’s Department, the State Highway Patrol and the county coroner investigated her death. An autopsy performed in Jefferson City determined she died of natural causes on Monday, March 11, 1974. She apparently had struggled to get up after falling on a private road close to her home. Miss Spearman was well known in the area through her work in education and her interest the past several years in Polled Hereford cattle. She was born March 16, 1897, on the family farm to William Kay and Sarah E. Steen Spearman. She attended Spearman School and the Iberia Academy. She taught school for a time at Hickory Point, Honey Springs and Brumley before attending Kansas University at Lawrence, Kan. She earned a bachelor degree in mathematics there. Miss Spearman returned to Iberia and taught at the academy for several years then earned her masters degree at Columbia University in New York. She was a 30-year veteran of the Fort Smith Ark. Schools. In 1955 Miss Spearman returned to Iberia and taught school from 1958 to 1960 at the high school. She taught at Waynesville from 1965 to 1966 when she retired to her farm on Hwy. 42, five miles west of Iberia. Miss Spearman was a member of the Iberia First Christian Church, Kappa Kappa Iota sorority, Waynesville; Missouri State Teachers Assn., National Teachers Assn., Arkansas State Teachers Assn., and the American Polled Hereford Assn. She was preceded in death by her parents; her sister, Ethel Spearman; two brothers, Edgar and Oscar Spearman; her step-father, James Melvin Workman; and two half brothers, Armel and Delmar Workman. Surviving are a half sister, Mrs. Mabel Fancher, Iberia; a half brother, James Melvin Workman, Houston, Mo.; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services for Miss Spearman will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Stevinson Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in the Iberia City Cemetery with the Rev. Earl Brown officiating. Active pallbearers will be James Ashcraft, Harold Fancher, Gary Fancher, Kenneth Hendricks, O.G. James and John Carson. Honorary pallbearers will be Jack Spearman, Dr. Ray Irwin, Lance Groce, Mack Brown, Elmo Schulte, Harold Bonnot and Elmer Adams. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary: Miller County Autogram-Sentinel, August 1973 Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Stevinson Funeral Home, Iberia, for Mrs. Nora Lee, 75, of Rte. 3, Dixon, who died Tuesday, Aug. 7, 1973, at Charles E. Still Hospital, Jefferson City. Born to Nathan and Lucinda Lawson Jan. 9, 1898, in Miller County, near Iberia, Mrs. Lee lived in the Miller and Maries county areas most of her life. She was married in Springfield, Mo., Feb. 19, 1920, to William S. Lee, who survives her. She was a member of the Mt. Gilead Christian Church. A sister, Mrs. Bertha Dake, died in 1940. Surviving Mrs. Lee, in addition to her husband are, two sons, Garvin Lee of St. Louis and Ellis Lee, Overland, Mo.; four daughters Mrs. Bonnie McClure and Mrs. Ruby Patterson, both of Centerville, Ill., Mrs. Vergie Setser, Belleville, Ill., and Mrs. Esther Machon, Russellville; 15 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. The Rev. Earl Jones will officiate at the services. Burial will be in the Lee Cemetery under the direction of Stevinson Funeral Home. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary: Miller County Autogram-Sentinel, July 1992 Edith N. Livingston, 70, of Iberia died Wednesday, July 29, 1992, at Memorial Community Hospital in Jefferson City. She was born Jan. 8, 1922, at Ulman to Victor and Lydia Bear Nixdorf. On Feb. 16, 1946, she was married to Ellis Livingston, who survives at the home. Mrs. Livingston attended Tuscumbia High School and Iberia Junior College. She completed her college degree at the University of Minnesota at Duluth. She worked in homebound teaching for several years. She was active in church work and music at the Iberia Congregational Christian Church in Iberia and she sang with a women’s barbershop group, the Singables. In addition to her husband, Mrs. Livingston is survived by two daughters, Lydia Jean Walters and Martha Livingston, both of Duluth, Minn.; three sons, Frank Livingston of the state of California, Tom Livingston of Washington D.C. and Andy Livingston of Duluth, Minn.; two brothers, Homer Nixdorf of the state of Florida and Paul Nixdorf of Kidder; and six grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Stevinson-Mossman Funeral Home in Iberia with the Rev. Howard Schenk officiating. Burial will be in Livingston Cemetery near Iberia. Visitation will be from 9:30 until 11 a.m. Saturday. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary: Miller County Autogram-Sentinel, Thursday, Jan. 9, 1992 Lena May Thurston, 72, of Austin, Tex. died Dec 19, 1991 in the Pflugerville Care Center in Pflugerville, Tex. She was born May 1, 1919 near Brumley to Greenberry Jr. and Charlsie Helton Pope. In 1937 she was married to Webster Adams. Later she was married to William Thurston, who died Nov. 24, 1975. Mrs. Thurston moved to Callaway County near Fulton with her family in 1930 after the Lake of the Ozarks claimed the Pope farm. She was a member of the Richland Baptist Church at Kingdom City and she attended Fulton High School. She later worked in Fulton before moving to St. Louis where she ran her own upholstery business. She moved to Texas after the death of her husband. Surviving her are a daughter, Allie Mae Grace of Austin, Tex.; a son, Dale Adams of Austin, Tex.; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; eight sisters, Mary Ross and Dorothy Eastwood of Fulton, Nancy “Bertie” Hays of St. James, Lucille Cobb of Springfield, Ruby Monk of Wendell, Idaho, Jean Bolton and Dean Reed, both of Kingdom City, and Fay Humbird of Indianapolis, Ind.; and three brothers, James Pope of Fulton, Joe Pope of Kingdom City and William Pope of San Antonio, Tex. Funeral services were held Dec. 24 at Debo Funeral Chapel in Fulton with the Rev. Chuck Lee officiating. Burial was in Callaway Memorial Gardens at Fulton. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary: Miller County Autogram-Sentinel, July 1992 William P. Spearman of Iberia died Wednesday, July 22, 1992. He was born June 25, 1922. Mr. Spearman was retired from Sunshine Biscuit Company. Surviving him are his wife, Audrey M. Spearman; a sister, Helen Livingston of Iberia; a son, William Spearman Jr. of Detroit, Mich.; a daughter, Patricia Spearman, also of Detroit; 15 grandchildren; and 30 great-grandchildren. Graveside services were held at Mt. Hope Cemetery in Kansas City, Kan. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: News Article, Miller County Autogram-Sentinel, June 25, 1987 An Ulman man was killed in a one-vehicle accident at 12:15 a.m. Saturday on Highway 42, seven miles east of Highway 54 in Miller County. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, James D. Drace, 45, of Ulman was killed after his pick-up truck ran off the right side of the road in a curve, struck a culvert in a driveway and overturned several times, coming to rest on its wheels. Drace was thrown from the truck, the patrol said. Drace’s body was taken to Stevinson-Mossman Funeral Home in Iberia. He was not wearing a seatbelt, the patrol reported. His truck was totaled. Obituary: Miller County Autogram-Sentinel, June 25, 1987 James David Drace, 45, of Ulman died Saturday, June 20, 1987 as the result of a traffic accident. He was born Feb. 28, 1942 in Miller County to Newell and Beulah Wall Drace. His mother survives in Iberia. On Dec. 21, 1979 he was married at Ulman to Betty Jane Nixdorf, who survives at the home. Mr. Drace had worked for 17 years as a railroader, most recently with the Burlington Northern in Colorado for eight years. He returned to Ulman a year ago and was working as a carpenter. In addition to his wife and mother, Mr. Drace is survived by three sons, Charles Drace of Ulman and Jason Drace and Davey Drace, both of the home; a daughter, Lucretia Drace of Ulman; a brother, Pete Drace of Iberia; two sisters, Judy Secrest of Ozark and Janet Lawrence of Iberia; and his maternal grandmother, Ann Wall of Eldon. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Stevinson-Mossman Funeral Home in Iberia with Bro. Larry Shrarer officiating. Burial was in the Iberia Cemetery. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary: Miller County Autogram, December 30, 1937 On February 14, 1877, sixty years, nine months and twenty-seven days ago, William H. Wall was born at Iberia, Mo., a descendent of an old Virginia family. Mr. Wall was one of twelve children, all of whom grew to manhood and womanhood. In 1897, Mr. Wall took his bride, Miss Stella Lawson, to old Curry Chapel where they were united in marriage and established the foundations of a home that grew to include within its boundaries of love, a son, Clyde E. Wall, now of Pueblo, Colorado; two daughters, Mrs. Goldia Urquhart, Alhambra, California (second daughter, Ora Mae, not listed?); and another son, Ray Wall of Pueblo, Colorado. The family moved to Colorado Springs in 1921 and counted this community as home through all the intervening years. In February of 1927, Mr. Wall and his family united in the Christian fellowship of the Trinity Methodist Church for back in young boyhood he had given himself to Christ. Through his business contacts and otherwise, Mr. Wall made a great host of friends in this community, for he himself had given his friendship to others. All through his active life he had enjoyed good health. Until his last lingering illness, sickness and suffering had passed him by. On last Thursday morning just before dawn, The Great Physician opened his eyes to a new day and a new dawn in a land where pain and suffering has no domination. There are left to cherish the memory of his kindly influence his beloved wife and children, the grandchildren, Gwendolyn and Vivian, daughters of Clyde and Malinda Wall; Alfred, son of Mrs. Ora Mae Ebling; and Barbara, daughter of Mrs. Goldie Urquhart. The neighbors and friends and those of our Christian Fellowship will miss him and pray that he may now have rest and peace—the gifts of God’s love. Memorial services were held from the Swan Funeral Home, December 10th, 1937, Reverend Nelson Wurgler, pastor of the Trinity Methodist Church officiating. Interment was in the beautiful Evergreen Cemetery, Colorado Springs, Colorado. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary: Miller County Autogram-Sentinel, November 1984 Lenora “Nora” Keeth, 101, Versailles, died Friday morning, Nov. 9, 1984, at the Good Shepherd Nursing Home (Versailles). She was born Jan. 6, 1883, near Iberia, the daughter of the late James B. and Mary Ann Keeth Whittle.She was married Dec. 9, 1907, in Iberia to the late Thomas Newton Keeth, who preceded her in death on June 23, 1960. She was baptized at age 10, and was a member of the First Christian Church of Versailles. She was a member of the W.P.F.A. and the Ethel McMillian Senior Citizens. She is survived by two sons, Lewis C. Keeth of Lakeside, Ariz., and Lester S. Keeth of Pueblo, Colo.; two daughters, Lela Dreier of Pueblo, Colo., and Ruby Groves of Norwalk, Calif.; one brother, Elmer Whittle of Versailles; two sisters, Flora Huff of Versailles and Dora Lockwood of Kingman, Kan.; four grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by one infant son, Harold Robert Whittle; six brothers and one sister. Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. Nov. 12 at Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home in Versailles. James Randall officiated. Graveside services were held at 2:30 p.m. at Pleasant Hill Cemetery near Iberia. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary: Miller County Autogram-Sentinel, January 1993 Norman J. Clark, 61, of West Plains died Thursday, Jan. 14, 1993. He was born Feb. 7, 1931, near Iberia to Norman E. and Hester Berry Clark. On April 10, 1954, he was married at Tuscumbia to Shirley Eads of Vienna. She survives. Mr. Clark was a veteran of the Korean Conflict, serving in the U. S. Army. In addition to his wife, he is survived by three sons, Norman W. Clark and Ryan L. Clark, both of Mountain Home, Ark., and Terry L. Clark of Mt. Vernon; two daughters, Deborah D. Collins and Teresa S. Clark, both of West Plains; six grandchildren; three brothers, Lamar Clark of Belton, Kirt R. Clark of Sacramento, Calif., and James A. Clark of Boonville; and two sisters, Niona G. Kuegele of Kansas City and Ellen N. LaFountain of Ft. Worth, Tex. Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home in West Plains with the Rev. Ival Tooley officiating. Burial was in Howell Memorial Park Cemetery in West Plains. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary: Unknown publication, Yakima, Washington, July 2002 Connie Keeth, 92, former longtime Wapato resident, passed away on Monday, July 8, 2002 in Crescent Convalescent Center in Yakima. His loving family was at his side as he went to be with his Savior and heavenly family. Connie was born in Iberia, Missouri on February 10, 1910. He was the eleventh of thirteen children born to Simon and Nancy (Whittle) Keeth. He was raised and educated in Iberia. In 1934, he moved to Wapato with his brothers and worked on the McCurdy Ranch in Parker Heights. There he met and later married Rae C. Thomas on March 9, 1938 in Yakima. They were blessed with a baby boy, Frankie, who died as an infant. In 1946 a little girl, Eleaine, was born who was the joy of their lives. Connie and his family enjoyed trailer traveling and toured much of the USA. He especially enjoyed the Oregon Coast and Camp Wi-Ne-Ma, Oregon. Mr. Keeth worked for Pyramid Orchards as a ranch foreman for many years and then for the Wapato School District for twenty years. He retired in 1972. Connie was a member and deacon of the Wapato Christian Church. He served as building chairman for the church. The couple moved to Yakima in 1997. Connie was known as a kind and gentle person who was always willing to help anybody in need. He had many hobbies, one of which was woodworking in his home workshop. He is survived by his wife of sixty-four years, Rae Keeth of Yakima (64 years of correcting people that she was Rae and he was Connie); his daughter, Elaine Wallace and her husband, Jim of Toppenish; his sister, Gertrude Robinson of the Lake of the Ozarks, MO; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was also preceded in death by five brothers and six sisters. Funeral services will be held on Friday, July 12, at 1:00 p.m. in the Keith & Keith Terrace Heights Chapel. Concluding services will follow in Terrace Heights Memorial Park. Memorial contributions may be made to the Union Gospel Mission or Chaplain Ministries c/o Keith & Keith Funeral Home. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary: Jefferson City Post Tribune, April 2001 Leona Keeth, 81, Iberia, died April 2, 2001, at St. Elizabeth Care Center. She was born Oct. 27, 1919, near Iberia, a daughter of Leonard C. and Bessie Beal Osborn. She was married April 22, 1946, in Phelps County, to Olie Rayford Keeth, who died March 13, 2000. A lifelong resident of Iberia, she was a homemaker. She was a member of Iberia Church of Christ and Iberia American Legion Ladies Auxiliary Post 105. Survivors include: two sons, Johnny Keeth and Earl Whittle, both of Iberia; one daughter, Nancy Baker, Iberia; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Rekus Funeral Home, Iberia. The Rev. Gene Edwards will officiate. Burial will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery near Iberia. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. today. Memorials are suggested to the St. Elizabeth Care Center. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary: Unknown publication, Wapato, Washington, Willard “Dick” Keeth, 81, of Wapato died Friday evening in St. Elizabeth Medical Center. He was born Sept. 24, 1904, to Simon and Nancy Keeth in Iberia, Mo. He was raised and educated in Missouri, where he farmed with his family until moving to Washington and settling in Wapato in 1936. In November 1938, he married Evelyn Hess Adams in Wapato. Mr. Keeth worked at various jobs until 1949, when he went to work for the Wapato Irrigation Project. He retired in 1970 and enjoyed fishing. Mr. Keeth was a member of Wapato Christian Church. He is survived by his wife, Evelyn of Wapato; a daughter, Mrs. Eugene (Nedra) Dawson of Richland; three brothers, Henry and Connie Keeth of Wapato and Ola (Olie) Keeth of Iberia, Mo.; two sisters, Mrs. Clyde (Gertrude) Robinson of Lake Ozark, Mo., and Stella Duncan of Eldon, Mo.; two granddaughters; and five great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Keith & Keith Terrace Heights Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to Wapato Christian Church. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary: Miller County Autogram-Sentinel, June 1979 Leonard W. Keeth, 75, Rte. 2, Iberia, died Wednesday, June 20, 1979, of injuries he suffered in a fall from a bridge near his home. Mr. Keeth fell while trying to push a tree over the bridge. He was born Dec. 1, 1903, at Iberia, the son of William and Ella Thomas Keeth. March 17, 1923, he was married in Poteau, Okla., to Orphia Spradling, who survives at the home. Mr. Keeth was a retired farmer. He was a member of the Iberia First Baptist Church. The Iberia Lions Club and the Iberia Saddle Club. For 35 years He served on the Board of directors of the Cascosage Electric Cooperative and was vice president of the board at the time of his death. Preceding him in death were a daughter, Mrs. Marjorie Baird on April 22, 1974, and three brothers and a sister. In addition to his wife, Mr. Keeth is survived by six brothers, Eddie Keeth, Corona, Ca., Lloyd Keeth and Ralph Keeth, both of Glendora, Ca., Arthur Keeth, LaVern Ca., Ray Keeth, Paradise, Ca., and Walter Keeth, Sacramento, Ca.; two sisters, Mrs. Clara Hale and Mrs. Evelyn Johnson, both of Glendora, Ca.; two grandchildren, Miss Paula Baird, Tulsa, Ok., and Jerry Baird, Fairfield, Ohio; and two great-grandchildren, Michael and Michelle Baird, both of Fairfield, Ohio. Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the church with the Rev. Ralph Bruce officiating. Burial was in the Iberia Cemetery under the direction of Stevinson Funeral Home of Iberia. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary: Unknown publication, Wapato, Washington, September 1990 Frank Tupling, 65, of Wapato, died Tuesday morning, September 25, 1990 at his home in Wapato. Mr. Tupling was born October 4, 1924 in Wenatchee, Wash. To Clarence and Cleo (Weller) Tupling. He was raised and educated in Wapato, graduating from Wapato High School. Mr. Tupling served in the U.S. Army during W.W. II. He then went to automotive school in St. Louis, Mo. where he also worked for General Motors. He then returned to the Yakima area and married Marjorie Keeth in Wapato on October 11, 1947. He was employed by John Deere Co. in Yakima until starting to work for the Wapato School District in 1955, where he worked as a maintenance man until his retirement in 1987. After retirement, he and his wife traveled throughout most of the United States, Canada and Hawaii. He enjoyed traveling, camping with his family, working in his shop and playing with his grandchildren. His hobbies included carpentry, remodeling, landscaping and helping his neighbors, famil! y and friends. He was a kind and gentle man who touched many lives and was loved and will be missed by all who knew him. Mr. Tupling is survived by his wife, Marjorie Tupling of Wapato; two daughters, Frankie and her husband, Clay Nulph, and Karen Faucher, all of Yakima; two grandsons, Tye and Zachary Nulph and two granddaughters, Tana Nulph and Mikal Faucher; mother, Cleo Barker of Yakima; three brothers and their wives, George and Olivia Tupling of Yakima, John and Mima Tupling of Yakim and Ed and Glenda Tupling of Wenatchee; two sisters and their husbands, Walt and Wilma Crabb of Yakima; Helen and Phil Smithwick of Goldendale; an aunt and uncle, Connie and Ray Keeth and their daughter, Elaine, and numerous other aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral services will be held Friday, (today) September 28 at 1:00 p.m. at Merritt Funeral Home Chapel in Wapato. Burial will be in Terrace Heights Memorial Park in Yakima. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Wapato Christian Church Building Fund. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary: Miller County Autogram-Sentinel, March 1974 Oscar Morgan Wickham, 87, a lifelong resident of Miller County, died suddenly Tuesday, March 19, 1974, at his home, 1302 Colorado Ave., Eldon. A retired farmer, he had moved to Eldon from his farm 10 years ago. Funeral services will be held Friday at the Mt. Zion Christian Church. Mr. Wickham was born Nov. 3, 1886 at Ulman, the son of the late Joseph and Mary (Hix) Wickham. He was married Sept. 4, 1912 to Mary E. Helton who died April 19, 1967. Mr. Wickham was a member of the Mt. Zion Christian Church and of Brumley Lodge 203, AF & AM. He is survived by one brother, Ross Wickham of Tuscumbia. The Rev. Mark Sooter will officiate at the services at 1 p.m. Friday at Mt. Zion Christian Church. Burial will be in the Tuscumbia Cemetery where Masonic services will be conducted at the graveside by the Brumley Lodge. Masons will serve as pallbearers. Arrangements are under the direction of Phillips Funeral Home of Eldon. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary: Miller County Autogram-Sentinel, August 1990 Evelyn E. Karr, 78, of Iberia died Thursday, Aug. 2, 1990 at the University of Missouri Hospital and Clinics in Columbia of injuries she suffered in a traffic accident the same day near Versailles. She was born Feb. 22, 1912 in Brumley to Albert and Minnie Scott Scott. She was married Feb. 21, 1933 in Tuscumbia to Thurston Karr, who survives at the home. Mrs. Karr was a lifelong resident of Miller County and was a member of the Worldwide Church of God at Osage Beach. Surviving, in addition to her husband, are a son, Wendell Karr of Lenexa, Kan.; a daughter, Joy Flaugher of Rocky Mount; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Stevinson-Mossman Funeral Home in Iberia with the Rev. Al Kersha officiating. Burial was in Curry Cemetery near Iberia. News Article: A 78 year-old Iberia woman was killed in an accident that occurred at 3:08 p.m., last Thursday (Aug. 2) at the junction of Missouri 5 and 52 in Morgan County. Evelyn Karr, 78, of Iberia was a passenger in the vehicle driven by her husband, 81 year-old Thurston Karr. Mr. Karr was transported to the University of Missouri Medical Center where she was pronounced dead. Mr. Karr was taken to the UMC Med Center with serious injuries. The driver of the other vehicle, 17 year-old Anna Schmitz of Barnett, sustained only minor injuries and was to seek her own treatment. According to the report from the Highway Patrol, Karr failed to stop at the junction and drove into the path of the Schmitz car. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary: Miller County Autogram-Sentinel, June 1972 Redus A. Rowden, 64, lifetime resident of Iberia, died suddenly Monday, June 26, 1972. Funeral services for Mr. Rowden were at 2 p.m. today (Thursday) at the First Baptist Church in Iberia. The Rev. Grady Etheridge, the Rev. Perry Wolfe and the Rev. Aldon Veach officiated. Masonic services were held at 8 p.m. Wednesday at Stevinson Chapel. He was born Oct. 2, 1907 in Miller County, near Iberia, the son of Emma Rowden Jones. He was married June 15, 1929 in Waynesville to Miss Ruth Groves, who survives at the home. Mr. Rowden spent his entire life in the Iberia area except for a few years when he lived in St. Louis where he was employed with Fisher Body. He was best known in Iberia as the owner and operator of a retail clothing store. He also operated a café and pool hall and had an L. P. gas dealership. Through the years Mr. Rowden also worked for Union Electric at Bagnell Dam and for REA, worked on construction at Fort Leonard Wood, was a rural mail carrier, owned a movie house in Iberia, had a Maytag dealership, drove a truck for MFA and worked for the Miller County Highway Department. He was a member of Brays Advent Christian Church and regularly attended the Iberia First Baptist Church. Mr. Rowden was a member of Iberia Lodge 410, AF & AM, where he was Past Worshipful Master and of the Iberia Lions Club and Iberia Industrial Development. He had also served as a city councilman. In addition to his wife, Mr. Rowden is survived by a son, Bill Rowden, Salem; a daughter, Mrs. Colleen Graves, Iberia; his step-father, Everett Jones, Sr., Iberia; three half-brothers, Allen Jones, Kansas City, Everett Jones, Jr., Otterville, and Amil Jones, Smithton; three half-sisters, Mrs. Pauline Hicks, St. Louis, Mrs. Mary Griffin, Iberia, and Mrs. Betty Sessions, Waynesville; and four grandchildren. Active pallbearers at the services were Oral Atwill, Vern Whittle, Bluford VonGremp, Okley Kinder, Glenn Casey, Audrey Ferguson and Berry Livingston. Honorary pallbearers were Russell Mobley, Spurgeon Atwill, Glen Martin, Jim Eads, Shirrell Woolery, Dr. William A. Gould, Bob Perkins and Willard Slawson. Burial was in the Iberia Cemetery under the direction of the Stevinson Funeral Home, Iberia. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary: Miller County Autogram-Sentinel, November 1991 Professor Joseph E. Kallenbach, 89, of Ann Arbor, Mich. Died November 13, 1991 at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital after an extended illness. He was born Oct. 27, 1903 in Tuscumbia to John E. and Hattie Maylee Thompson Kallenbach. He was married Aug 30, 1939 to Jessamine Shively, who survives at the home. Professor Kallenbach was a professor of political science at the University of Michigan from 1934 until his retirement in 1974. He began his teaching career in rural Miller County at Etterville. Before going to the University of Michigan, he was associated with Central Missouri State University at Warrensburg, the University of Missouri-Columbia and Iowa State University at Ames. He also authored several books, including a three volume work on American governors. He was a member of the American Arbitration Association, The Ann Arbor Golf and Outing Club and the First Congregational Church of Ann Arbor. In addition to his wife, he is survived by three daughters, Julie O’Connell of Gaithersburg, Md., Jobi Kennedy of Ann Arbor, Mich. and Jennifer Kallenbach of Portland, Oregon; three grandchildren; a great granddaughter; and a sister, Alma Mayfield of Eldon. Funeral services were held Nov. 17 at Douglas Chapel of the First Congregational Church in Ann Arbor with the Rev. terry N. Smith officiating. The body was cremated under the direction of Muehlig Chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Heart Association. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary: Miller County Autogram-Sentinel, November 1992 Frank McDowell, 94, of Tuscumbia, formerly of Brumley, died Thursday, Nov. 12, 1992, at Memorial Community Hospital in Jefferson City. He was born Feb. 25, 1898, in Camden County to Charles and Ada Mae Patterson McDowell. On Nov. 6, 1918, he was married in Tuscumbia to Ethel Golden, who died Nov. 8, 1968. Mr. McDowell was a retired farmer and a lifelong resident of Miller and Camden counties. He was a member of the Honey Springs Baptist Church near Brumley. He had been a resident of the Miller County Nursing Home for the past several years. Surviving him are five sons, Jewell McDowell of Edwardsville, Kan., Marvin McDowell of Bashosr, Kan., Charles McDowell and Donald McDowell, both of Bonner Springs, Kan., and Leonard McDowell of Brumley; three daughters, Lora Mae Graham of Ulman, Dorothy Barnhart of Olean and Emma Jean Dunn of McAllen, Tex.; 31 grandchildren; 46 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Stevinson-Mossman Funeral Home in Iberia with the Rev. Harold McConnell officiating. Burial will be in New Hope Cemetery at Kaiser. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary: Miller County Autogram-Sentinel, October 1991 Harley Thompson, 83, of Eldon died Thursday, Oct. 31, 1991 at his home. He was born Feb. 7, 1908 in Tuscumbia to Daniel F. and Mary Kallenbach. On Oct. 17, 1934 he was married in Eldon to Ruby Dorl, who survives at the home. Mr. Thompson was a farmer and a carpenter. He was a lifetime resident of Miller County and was a 1929 graduate of Tuscumbia High School. He was a member of the Ninth Street Christian Church in Eldon. Surviving, in addition to his wife, are a son, Dennis Thompson of Eldon; a daughter, Dixie Webster of Eldon; a brother, Henry Thompson of Rolla; four grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Ninth Street Christian Church in Eldon with the Rev. Donald E. Renken officiating. Burial was in Greenmore Memorial Park at Barnett. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary: Miller County Autogram-Sentinel, November 1990 Billy Franklin Luttrell, 52, of Eldon died Friday, Nov. 2, 1990 at Lake of the Ozarks General Hospital in Osage Beach. He was born Jan 17, 1938 in Brumley and his mother, Leona McDowell, survives at Brumley. On Oct. 18, 1990 he was married to Lois Rodden, who survives at the home. Mr. Luttrell was employed at Lodge of the Four Seasons. Other survivors include three sons, Larry Luttrell of Eldon, Terry Luttrell and Gary Luttrell, both of Osage Beach; two daughters, Wanda Wilson of Osage Beach and Susan Luttrell of the home; a brother, Dennis Luttrell of Brumley; five half-brothers, Gary McDowell and Bobby McDowell, both of Brumley, David McDowell of Jefferson City, John McDowell of Houston and Ronny McDowell of Columbia; a sister, Donna Barnes of Eldon; a half-sister, Linda Plemmons of Brumley; and two grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Monday at Stevinson-Mossman Funeral Home in Iberia with Bro. Farris Wall officiating. Burial was in Mt. Union Cemetery. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary: Miller County Autogram-Sentinel, October 1990 Priest Allen, 91, died Oct. 29, 1900 at his home in Kansas City, Kan. He was born in Eldon to Charley and Stella Allen. In 1941 he moved to the Kansas City area. Mr. Allen was a meat cutter at the Cudahy Packing Company for 10 years and also was a custodian for the Shawnee Mission School District before he retired. He was a Baptist. Surviving him are a daughter, Neita Hickman of Kansas City, Kan.; two brothers, Rev. Logan Allen and Raymond Allen, both of Eldon; a sister Esmal Baird of Merriam, Kan.; three grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and a six great-great-grandchildren. A son, Gail Allen, preceded him in death about nine weeks ago. Funeral services were held Oct. 31 at the Maple Hill Chapel and burial was in the Maple Hill Cemetery in Kansas City, Kansas. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Death Notice: Miller County Autogram-Sentinel, November 1991 Malone Keeth received word of the death of her first cousin, Ora Allee. Malone and Ora grew up together in Miller County. He was born May 19, 1901, a son of John and Lucy Colvin Allee. He passed away November 12, 1991 in Wilmington, California, where he had lived for over forty years. He was married Feb. 15, 1920 to Minnie Drew. Funeral services were Nov. 19, burial in the Rose Hill Cemetery, Wilmington, Calif. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary: Miller County Autogram-Sentinel, October 1990 Oral V. Atwill, 81, of Iberia died Monday, Oct. 15, 1990 at the Harry S. Truman Veterans Administration Hospital in Columbia. He was born Aug. 1, 1909 in Iberia to Lewis and Rosetta Roland Atwill. On Feb 4, 1933 he was married in Iberia to Vera G. Eads, who survives at the home. Mr. Atwill was a retired mechanic and shop foreman for Eads Motor Company. He was a member of the Iberia First Baptist Church and the Disabled American Veterans. Surviving in addition to his wife, are a son, Jack Atwill of Miami Lakes, Fla.; two brothers, Spurgeon Atwill of Iberia and Floyd Atwill of Baldwin; and two grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Iberia First Baptist Church with the Rev. Haskell Orrick officiating. Burial will be in the Iberia Cemetery under the direction of Stevinson-Mossman Funeral Home in Iberia. Visitation will be held from 4-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. The family suggests memorial contributions to the First Baptist Church Memorial Fund. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary: Miller County Autogram-Sentinel, August 1990 Herbert B. Livingston, 91, of Iberia died Monday, August 6, 1990 at his home. He was born Feb. 10, 1899 near Iberia to Samuel and Etta Waite Livingston. In 1925 he was married to Flossie Lewis, who died Feb. 29, 1948. On Nov. 24, 1948 he was married to Helen Spearman Flaugher, who survives at the home. Mr. Livingston had been manager of the MFA Exchange in Iberia, retiring in 1962. He had served on the Iberia School Board and the MFA Cooperative Board and was a member of the Hickory Point Baptist Church. Surviving him are a son, Herbert Lemoine Livingston of Plantation, Fla.; four daughters, Dolores Grady and Janis Lawson of Iberia, Donna Welch of Dubuque, Iowa and Elizabeth Cook of San Antonio, Tex.; two step-sons, William Flaugher of Vero Beach, Fla., and Frank Flaugher of Iberia; two step-daughters, Shirley Powell of Iberia and Barbara Brotherton of Camdenton; three brothers, Barry Livingston of Iberia, Jack Livingston of Shelbina and Curtis Livingston of Hilo, Hawaii; a sister, Mabel Adams of Knoxville, Tenn.; 15 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; 17 step-grandchildren; and 20 step-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Stevinson-Mossman Funeral Home in Iberia with the Rev. Larry Etherton officiating. Burial was in the Hickory Point Cemetery. Visitation was held from 2 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary: Miller County Autogram-Sentinel, November 1991 Edna M. Irwin, 97, of Brumley died Tuesday, Nov. 26, 1991 at St. Elizabeth Care Center in St. Elizabeth. She was born April 7, 1894 at Iberia to Benjamin and Cynthia Dial Williams. On Sept. 1, 1925 she was married at Galena to Ray W. Irwin, who died Jan 6, 1985. Mrs. Irwin graduated from the Iberia Academy in 1913 and attended Knox College at Galesburg, Ill. and Drury College in Springfield. She was a member of the Congregational Christian Church at Iberia. Surviving her are three sisters, Emma Gardner of Scottsdale, Ariz., Edith Meyer of Moses Lake, Wash. and Evelyn Johnston of Iberia. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Stevinson-Mossman Funeral Home in Iberia with Dr. Ellis Livingston officiating. Burial will be in the Iberia Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary: Miller County Autogram-Sentinel, September 1990 Christy Hedges McGeough of Lancaster, Tex. was born Jan 10, 1950 in Iberia and died on Sept. 18, 1990 in her home after a three year illness. She was the daughter of Walter and Norma (Hawkins) Hedges of Camdenton, who survive. She spent her early childhood in Iberia then moved to Camdenton. She graduated from the University of Missouri with a masters degree in speech pathology and audiology. She was a member of the Kappa Alpha Theta Sorority. She later moved to Dallas, Tex. where she organized the Speech Pathology Department of the visiting Nurses Association then served as its director of marketing for 15 years. Later she was a pathologist for Baylor University Home Care and had her private practice also. She was a member of the local Baptist Church since early childhood. Mrs. McGeough is survived by her husband, Charles McGeough of the home; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Hedges of Camdenton; and sisters, Cecelia D’Ann Hellstern of Dallas and Mary Sue Heine of Houston; grandmother, Mary Gibson of Troy. Services were held at 6 and 7:30 p.m. Sept. 19 at the Byrum Chapel in Lancaster, Tex. with the Rev. Lindsay Cofield officiating. Sept. 22, visitation and services were held in the Hedges Chapel of Osage Beach with the Rev. Dick Wakefield officiating. Entombment was made in the Hedges Osage Beach Mausoleum of the Memorial Gardens, Osage Beach. Memorials may be made to Make Today Count Chapter of Camdenton, Mo., P. O. Box 1266, Camdenton, Mo. 65020. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: News Article/Obituary: unknown newspaper, Vol. 91 No. 25, Thursday, July 19, 1973 Funeral services were held in Eldon Wednesday for Circuit Judge Charles LeRoy Snodgrass, 50, of Tuscumbia who died of a heart attack early Monday, July 16, 1973, at Charles E. Still Hospital, Jefferson City. He had been hospitalized since suffering an earlier attack the evening of June 29. He was judge of the 26th Judicial Circuit which includes Miller, Morgan, Camden, Moniteau and Laclede counties. He was elected Nov. 5, 1968 to serve the unexpired term of the late Judge Claude E. Curtis, and was re-elected to a six-year term in 1970. Judge Snodgrass was born in Dixon on Dec. 26, 1922, the son of Charles D. and Mabel (Cordsmeyer) Snodgrass. His mother survives at Tuscumbia. On Sept. 8, 1943 he was married in Columbia to Frances Thompson who survives at the home. Judge Snodgrass also leaves three sons, Thomas LeRoy Snodgrass, 16, and Michael Frank Snodgrass and Kenneth Charles Snodgrass, 13-year-old twins, of the home; one brother, Charles Irvin Snodgrass, Tuscumbia; and two sisters, Mrs. Melva Hagan, Columbia, and Mrs. Doris Jean Klein, Kansas City. A twin sister, Mabel Louise, preceded him in death. Judge Snodgrass was educated in the Tuscumbia School; Iberia Junior College where he received an associate in arts degree in 1942; the University of Indiana-Bloomington; the University of Cincinnati; and the University of Missouri-Columbia where he received his bachelor of arts degree in 1947 and doctor of jurisprudence in 1949. He was a veteran of World War II service with the United States Army, including 16 months of overseas duty. Judge Snodgrass, a former mayor of Tuscumbia, engaged in the general practice of law there for nearly 20 years before assuming his duties as circuit judge in January 1969. He served five terms as prosecuting attorney of Miller County, 1951-60, and also served as city attorney of Tuscumbia and Lake Ozark. He was a member of the Oak Street Church of Christ in Eldon. Judge Snodgrass, a Mason and a Shriner, was chairman of the Jurisprudence Committee of the Grand Lodge of Missouri, and a member of Ionia Lodge 381, AF & AM; Eldon Chapter 210, Order of the Eastern Star; Royal Arch Masons, Eldon; the Shrine, Springfield; and 32nd Degree, St. Louis. He was also a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2442 and American Legion Post 229, Eldon; and the Miller County Missouri and American Bar Assns., and Phil Delta Phi legal fraternity. Masonic services were held at 8 p.m. Tuesday at Phillips Chapel in Eldon. Funeral services were held there at 3 p.m. Wednesday with Bud Biglieni as officiating minister. Burial was in the Tuscumbia Cemetery where military rites were conducted by a Fort Leonard Wood mortuary team. The Miller County courthouse was closed Wednesday afternoon, and officials and deputies attended the services in a group. Attorneys from the 26th Judicial Circuit served as honorary pallbearers. Active pallbearers were Wayne Hensley, Bill Anson, Louis Rohls, Bob Perkins, Rex Wyrick and Clyde Hawken. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: News Article/Obituary: Miller County Autogram-Sentinel, March 1974 A former Miller County resident, Billy Arzo Phillips, 30, of Bates City, was fatally injured in a one-car accident early Saturday near Ulman while he and his family were back for a visit with relatives. The State Highway Patrol said he was pronounced dead upon arrival at the Lake of the Ozarks Clinic (Osage Beach, Missouri). Mr. Phillips had spent most of his life in the Brumley and Iberia areas and had lived in Bates City the past year and a half. He was employed with E. L. Wilson Co., as a die caster in metal work. Scene of the 1:30 a.m. accident was on Rte. C, 2.5 miles south of Rte. JJ, as Mr. Phillips was alone in the car. The Patrol said the northbound 1963 Oldsmobile went off the road on the right and struck and sheared a Union Electric utility pole. He was thrown from the car which continued on back across the roadway, off the left side, through a fence, and into a field. This fatal accident occurred on the same road between Brumley and Ulman where Mr. Phillips’ younger brother, Buck, 16, was one of four persons killed in a head-on collision Oct. 22, 1965, in front of the Gott Church and Cemetery. Mr. Phillips death was the second traffic fatality of 1974 on Miller County roads. The first occurred only two weeks earlier, resulting from a one-car accident in which the vehicle also struck a utility pole. Funeral services for Mr. Phillips were held Monday at the Rodden Church of Christ near Brumley. Mr. Phillips was born Jan. 14, 1944 in Camden County, the son of the late Clark and Nadine (Robinett) Phillips. His father died in 1963, and his mother in 1971. He was married July 9, 1960 to Dorothy Cochran who survives at the home. Bro. Virgil Smith performed the marriage ceremony. Mr. Phillips also leaves one son, Bucky, and four daughters, Debbie, Sherrie, Stella and Carla, all of the home; three brothers, Pete Phillips and Bob Phillips, both of Warrenton, and Clark Dale Phillips of Ulman; one sister, Judy Phillips of Iberia; his maternal grandmother, Mrs. Opal Robinett of Iberia, and his paternal grandmother, Mrs. Stella Phillips of Brumley. Another daughter, Billie, died in 1965. The Rev. Wayne Wall officiated at the funeral services at 2 p.m. Monday at the Rodden Church. Burial was in the church cemetery (Robinett 1864 Cemetery). Pallbearers were Edgar Byrd, Ralph Byrd, Willie Byrd Jr., Jim Wickham, Ed Luttrell, and John Luttrell. Arrangements were under the direction of Stevinson Funeral Home of Iberia. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary: Miller County Autogram-Sentinel, December 1991 Luther Duncan, 86, of Iberia died Tuesday, Dec. 10, 1991 at Miller County Nursing Home in Tuscumbia following a lengthy illness. He was born Oct. 27, 1905 in Miller County to John and Ruth Workman Duncan. On June 8, 1925 he was married near Iberia to Venice Cochran, who survives at the home. Mr. Duncan was a farmer and construction worker and also had worked at J.B. Deer Cedarcraft Factory at Lake Ozark for a number of years. He was a lifelong resident of Miller County and was a member of the Mt. Union church of Christ near Brumley. Surviving, in addition to his wife, are three daughters, Betty Gillam, Rosalee Long and Sue Nelson, all of Iberia; a sister, Opal Luttrell of Brumley; 11 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Stevinson-Mossman Funeral Home in Iberia with Bro. Gene Edwards officiating. Burial will be in the Mt. Union Cemetery near Brumley.
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