Obituaries of People Buried at Helena (pre 1924), Andrew County, Missouri

Date of death: 3 Nov 1902                                                                                                Subject: Marshall Elmer Boggess                                                                                 Source: Log Cabin [Cynthiana KY], 29 Nov 1902, p. 3, col. 3  

Mr. Marshall Elmer Boggess, son of Mr. J. R. Boggess, of Sunrise, died at his home in Rochester, Missouri on November 3rd, at the age of 44 years. Mr. Boggess has been farming in Missouri for sixteen years and made many friends in the vicinity in which he resided. He was a member of the Methodist church and about twenty years ago married Miss Sallie Holland, sister of Assessor John Holland, of this county, who with seven children survive. Mrs. Boggess will continue to reside on the Missouri farm. In writing of her husbandís untimely death the bereaved wife writes of him as having been a true and devoted husband, an affectionate and dutiful father who fulfilled every obligation and every duty to the best of his ability. The remains were interred in Missouri.

Date of death: 22 Aug 1921                                                                                                    Subject: William R. Cordry                                                                                            Source: St. Joseph Observer, 27 Aug 1921

William B. [sic] Cordry, a world war veteran, died at his parents' home on East Savannah road Sunday night.

Date of death: 1 Apr 1916                                                                                                       Subject: Lee W. Hurd                                                                                                            Source: unknown, Apr 1916 

Lee W. Hurd was born in Virginia, December 23, 1887 and departed this life at the home of R. C. Varner of this community April 1, 1916, aged 28 years, 3 months and 8 days. 

He came to Helena, August 31, 1910, and soon afterward became employed as clerk in the Clarks' grocery store.  Some time later he became acquainted with Miss Betty White of this vicinity, and on October 21, 1914 they were united in marriage.  However, their journey together in this life was not long. His health seized hold of the body and regardless of all that could be done for him he gradually grew weaker until he was called to his eternal home.  He was a patient sufferer, always manifesting a cheerful disposition, thoughtfulness and courtesy to those who visited him in his illness. 

He proved his ability to the community as a business man and won for himself many warm friends during his business career.  Very early in life he united with the Baptist Church and in the year 1910 transferred his membership to the Baptist church of Helena for which faith he proved true until death.  He leaves to mourn his departure a wife, mother, four brothers and two sisters, besides many other relatives and friends. 

Funeral services were conducted in the Methodist church of Helena, by the pastor Harry K. Morgan, Monday morning at after which the body was laid away in the Helena Cemetery.

Date of death: Jan 1914                                                                                                         Subject: William F. Shewmaker                                                                                    Source: Savannah Reporter, Friday, 23 Jan 1914, p. 4, column 4

 The remains of William Shoemaker, who died near Portland, Ore., last week, arrived here Wednesday and were buried in the Helena cemetery Thursday.

Date of death: 26 Feb 1915                                                                                                          Subject: Oscar Todd                                                                                                      Source: Hamburg [IA] Reporter, 5 Mar 1915 

Word was received here Friday of the death of Oscar Todd at Helena, Mo., following an illness of some weeks. Mr. Todd suffered from lung trouble, which caused his death. Mr. Todd will be well remembered here by many and was employed at the canning factory for several seasons. He was an exceptionally popular young man and was a trusted employe [sic] of the Waterloo Canning company.