BAIN, Jeanne (?? - 2009)
Kansas City Star, 24 July 2009
Jeanne Bain, 85, of Fayetteville, Ark., formerly of Kansas City, Mo., and former
owner and operator of the Stage Coach Restaurant & Bus Terminal in Rich Hill,
Mo., passed away July 22, 2009, in Fayetteville. Funeral services will be held
at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 26, at the Heuser Funeral Home, Rich Hill, with burial in
the Greenlawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m.
Saturday, at the funeral home. Jeanne is survived by her husband, Jim Bain,
Fayetteville; children, Donna Toppass, Aurora, Mo., and husband Oscar Toppass,
Rich Hill, Bob and Tera Evans, Raymore, Mo., Sharon Goodman, Gladstone, Mo., and
Dyanna Bain Albert and husband Doug, Fayetteville; 11 grandchildren; 26
great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. Funeral services under the
direction of Heuser Funeral Home, Rich Hill (417) 395-2213.
BAIN, Mary Catherine (1934 - 2001)
Mary Catherine Bain, Jan. 4, 1934 - June 13, 2001. Mary Catherine Bain, 67,
Nevada, formerly of Butler, died Wednesday, June 13, at Nevada Regional Medical
Center in Nevada. She was born Jan. 4, 1934, in Butler, the daughter of Ira and
Mary Belle (Fansler) Firestone. Mrs. Bain was an associate cashier with Wal-Mart
in Excelsior Springs for 16 years before retiring and moving to Nevada in 1992.
She was past president of the Spring Village Retirement Club. Mrs. Bain was
preceded in death by her parents. Surviving are three daughters, Pam Morton,
Lee’s Summit, and Donna Jones, Kansas City, and Cathy Garwood, Nevada; a
brother, Jim Firestone, Colby, Kan.; seven grandchildren; and 10
great-grandchildren. Visitation was from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. today, June 15, at
the Underwood-Steinbeck Funeral Home in Butler. Graveside services and burial
were at 11 a.m. today at the Oak Hill Cemetery, Butler, with the Rev. Paul
Patterson officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer
Society in her memory. Arrangements were under the direction of the
Underwood-Steinbeck Funeral Home.
BAIRD, Mildred "Millie" I. (1925 - 2008)
Holden Image, January 2008
Mildred “Millie” I. Baird, 82, of Prescott, KS, formerly of Butler, MO, passed
away on Sunday, January 13, 2008 at the Mercy Hospital in Ft. Scott, KS. Funeral
services were held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, January 16, 2008 at the
Underwood-Brandtonies Funeral Home in Butler, MO with Reverend Alan Black
officiating. Visitation was from 10-11 a.m. prior to the service at the funeral
home. Burial followed in the Oak Hill Cemetery. Mildred was born on March 23,
1925 in Bates County, Missouri to Walter and Myrtle (Borum) Craig. On January
14, 1955 she was united in marriage to Laurence W. Baird. They were married
until his passing in 1981. Mildred was an employee of the Bates County Memorial
Hospital for almost 20 years from June of 1968 to February of 1987. She enjoyed
cooking, reading, word searches, Bingo, Dominos and especially spending time
with her grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents;
three brothers, Clyde, John and Orville Craig; four
sisters, Florence Anderson, Fern Menagali, Beulah Craig and Hazel Dawson; and
one son-in-law Greg Cantrell. Mildred is survived by her two daughters, Lora
Jean Rice (John) of Girard, KS and Ruth Alice Austin (Mark) of Butler, MO; one
brother, Bill Craig of Holden, MO; four grandchildren, Elizabeth Austin of
Springfield, MO, Laurence Austin of Springfield, MO, Shana Austin of Butler, MO,
and Brian Austin of Butler, MO; and a host of nieces and nephews. In lieu of
flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to the Bates County Relay for
Life. Services were under the direction of the Underwood-Brandtonies Funeral
Home in Butler, MO, 660-679-3121.
BAKER, Douglas A. (1961 - 2005)
Adrian Journal, 12 October 2005
Douglas A. Baker 1961 - 2005 - Douglas A. Baker, age 44 of Kansas City
died unexpectedly October 8, 2005 at the University of Kansas Medical Center.
Funeral services were Saturday, October 15, 2005 at the Schowengerdt Funeral
Chapel in Butler, Missouri with Pastor Mark Hayward officiating.
BALGUM, Elizabeth Jane (1844 - 1907)
Adrian Journal March 1, 1907. Submitted by Sandee Hubbard
Mrs. Balgum Dead - Mrs. Thos. Balgum died at her home, near Burdette Thursday.
Funeral today. Obituary next week.
BALGUM, Thomas (1838 - 1917)
From the Adrian Journal. Submitted by Sandee Hubbard
THOMAS BALGUM DEAD - Thomas Balgum died at his home near Burdett, December 20th,
1917, after a lingering illness; aged 79 years, 3 months and 6 days. Mr. Balgum
was born in Christiana, Norway, October 14th, 1838, at the age of seventeen
years he came to this country, locating near St. Joseph, Mo. He was united in
marriage with Miss Eliza J. Riddle. To this union seven children were born, all
living. They are, Mrs. Nannie Puffer, Medera, Colorado; J.C. Balgum, of Adrian;
Mrs. Alice Harper, of Adrian; Mrs. Lillie Scoville, Linden, Wash; Mrs. Minnie
Ashbaugh, Adrian; Mrs. Eva Hedger, Foster and Mrs. Hattie Lewis, of Billings,
Mont. Beside the children he is survived by eighteen grandchildren and two great
grandchildren. In 1869 Mr. Balgum moved to Bates county, locating near Burdett,
where he spent the remainder of his life. In early life he was converted and
united with the Baptist Church and remained a faithful member of same until his
death. Mr. Balgum was a good citizen and was held in high esteem by all who knew
him. His death will be mourned by a wide circle of friends. Funeral services
were held from the Balgum home on November 24th, conducted by the Rev. V. H.
Coffman, pastor of the Adrian Baptist Church, and the body buried in the Burdett
Cemetery. The children desire to express their thanks for the tender care given
their father by his neighbors during his long illness. They deeply appreciate
the kind offers.
BALLARD, Mary (1841 - 1924)
Adrian Journal, Thursday, October 24, 1924. Submitted by Sandee Hubbard
Mrs. Mary Ballard Dead - Mary Ballard was born in Columbus, Ohio, March 30,
1841, and died October 15, 1924; aged 83 years, 6 months and 16 days.
BALLARD, Mary (1841 - 1924)
Adrian Journal, Thursday, October 24, 1924. Submitted by Sandee Hubbard
Mrs. Mary Ballard Dead - Mary Ballard was born in Columbus, Ohio, March
30, 1841, and died October 15, 1924; aged 83 years, 6 months and 16 days. She
moved with her parents to Iowa, and there grew to womanhood. Here she met her
future husband and they were married December 6th, 1863. They lived on their
farm in Story county, Iowa, until 1907 when they moved to Bates county, Mo.,
where she lived until her death. Her husband died about 12 years ago. The last
six years she had made her home with her daughter, Mrs. W. O. Bates. She was the
mother of four children; three boys, Arthur L.; Park D.; and Bert M. Ballard,
and one daughter, Mrs. Carrie S. Bates; all living. In 1889 she was converted
and joined the Episcopal church and has lived in the faith since. The funeral
services were held in the Baptist church at Altona, conducted by the Rev. T. C.
Brammer of Butler and buried in the Altona cemetery.
BANKE, Louisiana "Loue" Davis (1867 - 1938)
Copy of original newspaper clipping, source unknown
Death From Oil Burns - Mrs. Lou Banke, prominent lady of Shawnee township, died
at her home, Monday afternoon, May 2, the result of burns received early Monday
morning from the explosion of kerosene spilled on a kitchen range. Mrs. Banke
arose at her usual time Monday morning and built a fire in the stove and had
gone into the yard for a short time. On the top of the warming oven of the stove
was the can of kerosene beside a coffee drip-o-lator. Mrs. Banke reached for the
coffee pot and as she removed it from the oven it struck the can of oil,
knocking it off. As the can fell the splash saturated Mrs. Banke's clothes
almost entirely and when the can contacted the hot stove there was an explosion,
and instantly her body was engulfed in flames. Miss Merle Crabtree was in an
adjoining room and rushed to Mrs. Banke with bed-clothing and wrapped some
around Mrs. Banke. This act probably saved the home and instant death to Mrs.
Banke. However, the burning oil had burned into the body of the lady and the
inhaled flames had reached into her mouth and lungs. There was no possibility of
recovery. Mrs. Banke died at 11:45 Monday afternoon. Mrs. Banke, during the
winter, had suffered serious illness, but had recovered sufficiently to be able
to be around her home and back and forth to the home of her daughter, Mrs. Chas.
Martz, for several weeks.
BANKE, Loue (1867 - 1938)
Adrian Journal, Thursday, May 5, 1938. Submitted by Sandee Hubbard
Death From Oil Burns - Mrs. Lou Banke, prominent lady of Shawnee township,
died at her home, Monday afternoon, May 2, the result of burns received early
Monday morning from the explosion of kerosene spilled on a kitchen range. Mrs.
Banke arose at her usual time Monday morning and built a fire in the stove and
had gone into the yard for a short time. On the top of the warming oven of the
stove was the can of kerosene beside a coffee drip-o-lator. Mrs. Banke reached
for the coffee pot and as she removed it from the oven it struck the can of oil
knocking it off. As the can fell the splash saturated Mrs. Banke’s clothes
almost entirely and when the can contacted the hot stove there was an explosion,
and instantly her body was engulfed in flames. Miss Merle Crabtree was in an
adjoining room and rushed to Mrs. Banke with bed-clothing and wrapped some
around Mrs. Banke. This act probably saved the home and instant death to Mrs.
Banke. However, the burning oil had burned into the body of the lady and the
inhaled flames had reached into her mouth and lungs. There was no possibility of
recovery. Mrs. Banke died at 1:45 Monday afternoon.
Mrs. Banke, during the winter, had suffered serious illness but had recovered
sufficiently to be able to be around her home and back and forth to the home of
her daughter, Mrs. Chas. Martz, for several weeks.
OBITUARY - Lou Davis, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Hiram Davis, was born at
Zanesville, Ohio, March 7, 1867. Death claimed her May 2, 1938, the result of
oil burns received at her home a few hours before. Her age at the time of her
death was 71 years, 1 month and 5 days. When a young girl she moved with her
parents to Missouri and the family located near Montrose. Here she met and was
married to Wm. H. Banke on January 27, 1887 at Johnstown, Mo. About 42 years ago
the family moved to Bates county and located in Shawnee township near where the
family home now is located. To this union nine children were born, five of whom
survive. Two boys and one girl died early in life, and another daughter, Dena
Harrison died May 7, 1935. The five surviving daughters are: Mrs. Lynna Martz,
Adrian, Mo.; Mrs. Grace DeMott, Carthage, Mo.; Mrs. Bea Hess, Harrisonville,
Mo.; Mrs. Marie Gifford, Chicago, Ill.; and Mrs. Peach Nickerson, Long Beach,
California. Mrs. Banke’s husband preceded her in death on May 10, 1928. There
are two brothers, Ben Davis, Denver, Colo., and Carl Davis, Briggs, Okla., and a
sister, Mrs. Eva J. Young, McConnellsville, Ohio. Three grandchildren, Helen and
Bonnie DeMott and Eddie Hess. Mrs. Banke was a member of the Altona Christian
Church, and during the active days of that congregation was an active worker.
Mrs. Banke was a true Christian lady, exemplifying her doctrine in her everyday
living. No community was ever blessed with a more whole-hearted personality. Her
home, always hospitable, graced with her loving personality, was a place one
looked forward to for a visit. One never left Mrs. Banke without the feeling of
cheerfulness and the better for the visit. The community has lost an outstanding
personality in the death of Mrs. Banke. Funeral services for Mrs. Banke were
held from the Altona Baptist church, Wednesday afternoon, May 4. Rev. Fred H.
Terry, pastor of the Adrian Baptist Church, conducted the services. Interment
was made in the Altona cemetery by the Creath & Six funeral service.
BANKE, William Henry (1863 - 1927)
Adrian Journal, Thursday, May 19, 1927. Submitted by Sandee Hubbard
Obituary - William Henry Banke was born April 1, 1863, near Charleston,
Mississippi county, Mo., passed away at his home near Adrian, Mo., May 10, 1927,
aged 64 years, 1 month and 10 days. He was united in marriage to Loue Davis,
Jan. 10, 1888. To this union 9 children were born, 3 preceding him in death.
Those who survive him are Mrs. Charles Martz, Adrian, Mrs. Dean Harrison,
Chicago, Ill.; Mrs. Fred DeMott, Mrs. Lewis Hess, Adrian; and Peach at home with
their mother. Also 3 grandchildren and two sisters, Mrs. Henry Putthoff of
Kansas City; and Mrs. Rose Pfifer of California. His parents came from Holland
and located near Charleston, Mo., where his father was judge of Mississippi
county for several years. He was left an orphan at the age of 10 years and was
then reared at Germantown; being of Catholic faith.
Funeral services were conduced Thursday afternoon at the Altona Christian church
by Elder S. W. Maxey of Johnstown, who united them in marriage. Burial was made
in the Altona cemetery. Mr. Banke was a good citizen and was held in high esteem
by all who knew him.
BARNARD, Clyde V. Jr. (1926 - 2008)
Cass County Democrat Missourian, 30 May 2008
Thursday, May. 29, 2008 - Clyde V. Barnard Jr., March 22, 1926 - May 27, 2008.
Clyde V. Barnard Jr., 82, Adrian, died May 27, 2008, at his sister’s home in
Dayton. Visitation will be at 4 to 6 p.m. June 1 at the Atkinson Funeral Home,
Harrisonville. Services are at 10 a.m. Monday, June 2, at the Atkinson chapel in
Harrisonville, with burial in Wills Cemetery, Peculiar. Contributions may be
made to the American Cancer Society. A complete obituary will be published in
next week’s Democrat-Missourian.
BARNARD, Clyde Velmer Jr. (1926 - 2008)
Clyde Velmer Barnard, Jr., March 22, 1926 - May 27, 2008. Clyde Velmer Barnard,
Jr., 82, Adrian, MO, died Tuesday, May 27, 2008 at his sister's home in Dayton,
MO. Funeral services 10:00 AM Monday, June 2, 2008 at the Atkinson Chapel,
Harrisonville, MO. Visitation 4:00-6:00 PM Sunday, June 1 at the chapel. Burial
in Wills Cemetery, Peculiar, MO. Contributions may be made to American Cancer
Society, Kansas City Metro Office, 6700 Antioch Road, Suite 100, Merriam, KS
66204-1200. Clyde was born March 22, 1926 in Cleveland, MO, the son of Clyde
Velmer and Kate Christina (Eiffert) Barnard, Sr. He worked as a maintenance
mechanic for Twin City Tool Company in Olathe, KS before retiring at age 65.
Clyde also raised cattle. He enjoyed spending time with his family. Clyde was
preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Kathryn and infant sister,
Dorothy. Surviving are four brothers, Robert Barnard and his wife, Ruth, James
Barnard, Bill Barnard and Ira Barnard and his wife, Bonnie and two sisters,
Betty Huggins and herhusband, Milton, and Rose Barnard, all of Cass County, MO.
BARNARD, James F. (1921 - 2006)
Adrian Journal, 5 April 2006
James F. "Jim" Barnard 1921-2006. James Forrest "Jim" Barnard, 84, of Archie, MO
departed this life Wednesday, March 29, 2006 at Adrian Manor Nursing Home,
Adrian, MO. Funeral services were held Saturday, April 1, 2006 at the First
Baptist Church, Archie, MO.
BARNETT, Elmer C. (1922 - 2005)
Park Lawn Funeral Home
Elmer C. Barnett, 82, Archie, MO, passed away Saturday, June 18, 2005, at
Research Medical Center surrounded by family. Service will be 1 p.m. Thursday,
June 23, 2005, at The Park Lawn Chapel. Burial in Memorial Park Cemetery.
Friends may call Wednesday from 7-8:30 p.m. at the chapel. In lieu of flowers
the family suggests contributions to The American Lung Association. He was born
in Kansas City, MO, on August 7, 1922 to Frank and Ora (Streight) Barnett. He
served with the Army's 75th Infantry Division in Europe during World War II. He
was a 51 year member of the Asbestos Workers' Local 27. He was preceded in death
by his parents; three brothers, Lloyd, Eddie and Harry; and one sister, Jewel.
He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Janie; sons Wylie Barnett and wife,
Marla of Kansas City, MO, and Randy Barnett of Blue Springs, MO; daughters Jan
Pieratt of Warsaw, MO, and Gayle Quigley and husband Brian of Kansas City, MO;
along with 10 grandchildren, Stephanie Buhler, Kim Carpenter, Scott Barnett,
Randy Barnett, Jana Orem-Loughlin, Jennifer Streeby, Cassidy Barnett, Jeffrey
Quigley, Joey Quigley, and Jared Quigley and four great-grandchildren, Lucas
Carpenter, Lauren Carpenter, Branden Buhler and Cameron Buhler. He was a
wonderful husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather and will be dearly
BARNHART, James Murel (1919 - 2005)
Adrian Journal, 2 November 2005
James Murel "Barney" Barnhart 1919 - 2005 - James Murel "Barney" Barnhart, age
85 of Butler, Missouri died Monday, October 24, 2005 at Bates Country Memorial
Hospital in Butler. Graveside services were Thursday, October 27, 2005 at Oak
Hill Cemetery in Butler.
BARNUM, Carl W. (1925 - 2003)
Clinton Daily Democrat, 21 February 2003
Carl W. Barnum died at 5 p.m. on February 14, 2003 at his home in Rockville. He
was 77 years old. Mr. Barnum was born in Chanute, Kansas on April 4, 1925, to
Omar T. & Vera Newton Barnum and was the fifth of seven children. He was
preceded in death by his parents and three brothers. He is survived by two
sisters and one brother, Juanita Berger and Doris Redford, both of Clinton, and
brother Orval T. Barnum of Eagle Rock. Carl also leaves behind Venita Barnum of
the home and two great-grandchildren, Tyler and Amber Barnum, also of the home,
and daughter, Judy Riley of Rockville, and three grandchildren, Jerry, Debbie
and Melissa Riley. Carl Barnum was surrounded by the love of many. His nieces
and nephews are Barbara Wolf, Janet Jesley, Dennis Barnum, Paula and Roger
Vannatten and their son Rogger II; along with great-nephews, Gerald, Justin and
Jacob Watts of Lamar, and Stephen Moore of Indiana, Chris Moore (Air Force)
stationed in Knob Noster, and Jeff Moore (Navy) stationed in Kuwait. Carl had
many friends. Carl Barnum served in the United States Army during World War II
and also in the Air Force during the Korean War. He was the recipient of several
service medals and was a lifetime member of the Clinton VFW. He was proud to
have served this great country. Funeral services were Wednesday, February 19, at
the Sheldon-Goodrich Funeral Home. Burial was in the Rockville Cemetery.
BARR, Laverta May "Bobby" (1926 - 2009)
Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel Inc.
Bobby Barr, June 18, 1926 - August 24, 2009. Funeral services for Bobby Barr
will be 11 a.m. Friday, August 28, 2009 at Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel
(660-679-6555) in Butler, Missouri with Pastor Ron Dunlap officiating.
Visitation, prior to services from 10-11 a.m. at Schowengerdt Chapel. Burial,
Oak Hill Cemetery, Butler, Missouri. Contributions to American Cancer Society.
Laverta May “Bobby” Barr, age 83 of Butler, Missouri died Monday, August 24,
2009 at Bates County Memorial Hospital in Butler. She was born June 18, 1926 to
Herman Ivon Sr. and Velda Adeline Geiger Strauch in Lincoln, Nebraska. Bobby is
survived by two sons, John Barrett Jr. and wife Jan of Montgomery, Texas and Rob
Barrett and wife Anita of Panhandle, Texas; one brother, Herman Strauch Jr. of
Butler, Missouri; one sister, Sandra Stevens and husband Gordon of Lee’s Summit,
Missouri; and six grandchildren, Jared Barrett, Jennifer Barrett, Jordan
Barrett, Lisa McCoid and husband Jeremy, Laura Barrett and Lacy Barrett. She was
preceded in death by her parents; husband Kenneth “Kenny” Barr; a brother, Jerry
Strauch; one sister, Beverly Jean Strauch; and a daughter, Janna Barrett.
BARRETT, Janna Sue (1949 - 2008)
Barrett, Janna Sue - Janna Sue Barrett, 58, of Tulsa, OK, formerly of
Independence, MO, and Butler, MO, died April 27, 2008. Funeral services will be
2 p.m. Wed., April 30 at Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel (660- 679-6555) Butler, MO.
No visitation. Interment Oak Hill Cemetery, Butler. Contributions to Butler
Happy Hill Church. Survivors include her mother, LaVerta "Bobby" Barr Butler;
brothers John Barrett (Jan) Montgomery, TX & Rob Barrett (Anita) Panhandle, TX.
BARRETT, Janna Sue (1949 - 2008)
Adrian Journal, 7 May 2008
Janna Sue Barrett, age 58 of Tulsa, Oklahoma formerly of Butler, Missouri died
Sunday, April 27, 2008 at St. John¹s Hospital in Tulsa. Funeral services were 2
p.m. Wednesday, April 30, 2008 at the Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel in Butler,
Missouri with Pastor Ron Dunlap officiating. Burial, Oak Hill Cemetery, Butler.
Contributions, Happy Hill Church of God.
BARRETT, Norma Carol (1939 - 2006)
Adrian Journal, 5 April 2006
Norma Carol Barrett 1939-2006. Norma Carol Barrett, 55, of Amoret, MO
passed away Saturday, April 1, 2006 at her son's home in Amoret. Cremation
memorial services were held Tuesday, April 4, 2006 at the Schowengerdt Funeral
Chapel in Butler, MO.
BARRON, Bette Dee (1921 - 2005)
Adrian Journal, 7 December 2005
Bette Dee Barron 1921-2005. Bette Dee Barron, ate 84 of Butler, MO died Friday,
December 2, 2005 at Willow Lane Nursing Center in Butler, MO. Funeral services
were Monday, December 5, 2005 at the Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel in Butler.
BARTKOSKI, George John (1928 - 2008)
Eldorado Sun, 24 July 2008
George John Bartkoski, 80, formerly of Dederick, passed away on July 10, 2008,
at the Shawnee Mission Medical Center. George Bartkoski was born on April 11,
1928, in Nevada. He worked for Proctor and Gamble in Kansas City for 34 years.
He was a member of the Eagles #147. He took great pride in his vegetable garden
and enjoyed sharing fresh produce with family and friends. He was preceded in
death by a brother, Joseph Bartkoski - El Dorado Springs, and a sister, Vonda
Wortman - of Kansas City. He is survived by his wife, Shirley, of the home and a
number of children, step-children and grand children; three brothers – Paul
Bartkoski - Kansas City, Sam Bartkoski - Tonganoxie KS, and Tim Bartkoski - El
Dorado Springs; and one sister, Martha Bartkoski - Springfield. Services were
Friday, July 18, at the Maple Hill Mortuary in Shawnee.
BARTLETT, Brian James (1972 - 2005)
Adrian Journal, 21 July 2005
Brian James Bartlett 1972-2005 -- Brian James Bartlett, age 32, of Belton,
Missouri died Sunday July 10, 2005 in Butler, Missouri. He was born August 10,
1972 to James Francis and Carol Ann Porter Bartlett in Kansas City, Missouri.
BARTLEY, Lorean Robinson (1920 - 2008)
Monday November 24, 2008
Lorean Robinson Bartley, 88, of Rich Hill, Missouri, died Monday, November 24,
2008 at St. Luke’s Hospital, Kansas City, Missouri. She was born November 17,
1920 in Valley Springs, Arkansas, the daughter of Boman Turney and Burma Adilene
Lawrence Dean. She married Leon Robinson in 1938. He preceded her in death in
1968. She then married Frank Bartley who also preceded her in 1998. Lorean
worked at the Braemoor Coat Factory in Pleasanton, at Nellie Dawn in Nevada,
Missouri, drove a school bus and had worked for J.C. Penney in Fort Scott,
Kansas. She was a member of the Pleasant Prairie Baptist Church in Belton,
Missouri. Lorean was a descendent of Stephen Hopkins who was on the Mayflower. A
member of her family participated in every war or battle since the Revolutionary
War. She was preceded in death also by her parents; eight sisters, and one
granddaughter. Survivors include one son, George Robinson & Kathy of
Indianapolis, Indiana; one daughter, Janet Staton & Roscoe of Cleveland,
Missouri; one brother, Pearl Soper; five grandchildren, ten great grandchildren
and two great great grandchildren. Services will be held at 11:30 AM, Friday,
November 28, 2008 at the Coffel-Schneider Chapel, Pleasanton, Kansas. Visitation
will be one hour prior to service time. Contributions are suggested to the KC
Rescue Mission c/o Coffel-Schneider Funeral Home, P.O. Box 525, Pleasanton,
Kansas. Interment will be in the Pleasanton Cemetery. Online condolences may be
left for the family at www.coffelschneider.com. Arrangements: Coffel-Schneider
Funeral Home, Pleasanton, Kansas.
BATES, CARRIE SARAH (1858 - 1888)
Adrian Journal, Thursday, January 8, 1959. Submitted by Sandee Hubbard
Carrie Sarah Bates - Carrie Sarah Ballard was born December 26, 1864 in Story
Co., Iowa, in the home of her grandfather, Moses Ballard, who was a pioneer
doctor there. She passed away December 28, 1958. November 25, 1888, she was
married to William O. Bates, also of Story County. To this union seven children
were born, two of them dying while very young. Those remaining are three
daughters, Florence Witter, Kansas City; Doris Pope, Hoxie, Kansas and Irene
Hendrickson of Independence and two sons Karl of Garden City and Lucien of
Kansas City. She also leaves to mourn her loss 19 grandchildren and 25 great
grand children. The family lived in Iowa until 1905, when they moved to a farm
in the Altona neighborhood where she resided until the death of her husband in
1936. She belonged to the Altona Baptist Church many years until she moved to
Adrian when she transferred her membership to the Adrian Baptist church. Funeral
services were held at the Altona Baptist church December 30, conducted by the
Rev. Marvin Keirsey. Burial was in the Altona cemetery.
BATES, William Orin (1857 - 1937)
From the Adrian Journal, Thursday, September 30, 1937. Submitted by Sandee
W.O. Bates Passes - W. O. Bates, 79 years old, and for more than thirty
years a resident of Grand River, died at his home last Thursday. Altho Mr. Bates
had been in failing health for some time he had been able to mingle with his
friends daily and his death was quite unexpected, and a shock to his many
friends in that community and in Adrian. William Orin Bates, son of Matthew and
Cyntha Bates, was born in Story county, Iowa, November 10, 1857, and passed away
at his home near Adrian, Missouri, September 23, 1937, being 79 years, 10 months
and 13 days old. He was united in marriage to Carrie Sarah Ballard of Story
county, Iowa, December 27, 1888. To this union were born four girls, Florence
Mouse of Emporia, Kans.; Mary Bates; Doris Pope of Selden, Kans.; Irene
Hendrickson of Rockville, Mo.; and three boys Carl Bates of near Altona; Lucien
Bates of the home and Howard Bates. Mary and Howard preceded him in death.
Father Bates was a beloved, kind and true husband. He was a courageous,
sympathetic, and helpful father; a clear thinking, broadminded, and cheerful
citizen. He early became a member of the Masonic Lodge No. 368, and was in good
standing at the time of his departure. He, being educationally inclined,
received his college degree at Vinton, Iowa, after which he taught school two
years. He lived in Story county until 1905 when he moved on a farm near Adrian,
Missouri where he remained until his passing.
To mourn his departure are his wife, the five children, and six brothers and
sisters; Ulrich Bates of Nebraska, Frank Bates and Ida Eivins of Iowa, Andrew
Bates of California, and Mary Shottuck of Nebraska and Austin Bates; and fifteen
grandchildren and a host of friends and relatives.
Funeral services were held from the Altona Baptist church, Saturday afternoon,
September 25. Dr. A. E. Booth, pastor of the Altona Church, conducted the
services. An escort of members of Crescent Hill lodge, A.F.& A.M., presided at
the grave, with B. F. Ely acting Grand Chaplin. Interment was made in the Altona
cemetery by Creath & Six funeral service.
BEALE, Alice (1927 - 2001)
Baldwin City Signal, 10 May 2001
Services for Alice Beale, 74, Adrian, Mo., were May 9 at the Alden-Harrington
Funeral Home, Bonner Springs. Burial was in Old Monticello Cemetery, Shawnee.
Mrs. Beale died Saturday, May 5, at St. Joseph Hospital, Kansas City, Mo. She
was born Jan. 31, 1927, in Shawnee. She was a lifelong member of the Lutheran
Church, but most recently attended the Altoona Baptist Church in Adrian, Mo. She
attended the senior activities in Adrian, Mo. She is preceded in death by her
parents, George and Lydia Widmer and her brothers, Casper Widmer and Horold
Survivors include one son, Donald Beale, Apache Junction, Ariz.; one daughter,
Linda Miller, Bonner Springs; five grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, and
numerous nieces and nephews. The family suggests memorials to Altoona Baptist
Church, Adrian, Mo.
BEAMAN, James W. (1920 - 2007)
Nevada Daily Mail, Wednesday, October 10, 2007
James W. "Jim" Beaman, 86, of Harwood, passed away Oct. 5, 2007. He was born
Nov. 7, 1920, in Fondis, Colo., the son of William F. Beaman and Flossie
Masters. Jim married Myrtle A. Franklin, on June 1, 1947, in Calhan, Colo. They
had five children. Jim is a World War II veteran, serving in the United States
Navy from 1945 to 1947. Jim and Myrtle moved to Harwood, in February 1955, where
they reared their children and operated a farm. He worked as a carpenter doing
construction and was a member of the Carpenters Local Union 1271. He enjoyed
collecting and working on old and antique cars and tractors. he was a long-time
member and elder of the Schell City Christian Church. Jim was preceded in death
by two brothers; Rex and Keith Beaman; two sisters, Ruth Beaman and Naomia
Hansen; a granddaughter, Jacquline Moreno-Barnes; and a great-granddaughter,
Avery Wigton. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Myrtle; his five children,
Barbara Mills and husband Stephen, of Kansas City; Martha Owens and husband Ken,
of Branson; William Beaman and his wife Denise, of Belton; Donna Tabor and
husband Greg, of Nevada; and Glenn Beaman and wife Gerdi, of Nevada; 16
grandchildren; Stacey Miles and husband Damon, Brenda Rushing and husband Marc,
Jim Mills and wife Amanda, Keith Owens, Janell Alahmad and husband Abe, Karen
McQueary and husband John, Josh Beamna and wife Charlene, Amelia Wigton and
husband John Jacob Beaman; Rechelle, Renee and Brandon Tabor, Jameson and Mary
Barnes, Shawn and Benjamin Beaman; eight great-grandchildren; Abby and Colton
Rushing, Christopher Miles, Zane and Gage Wigton; DeAngelo Vincent, Rechelle,
Mia, and Brandon Moreno; one brother Dale and wife Phyllis, of Indiana; one
sister Norma Jean Kelly, of Colorado; and many nieces, nephews and friends.
Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 10, at the Schell City
Christian Church, in Schell City, with brother Monte Shoemake officiating.
Musical selections were provided by Diane Eslinger, Madalyn Crocker, Winnie
Smith and Connie Gerster. A family eulogy was offered by Bill Beaman.
Pallbearers were Keith Owens, Joshua Beaman, Jim Mills, Benjamin Beaman, Jacob
Beaman, and Brandon Tabor. Interment was at the Green Lawn Cemetery, in Schell
City. Memorials are suggested to the Schell City Christian Church in care of
Lewis-Hoagland Funeral Home, in Schell City, who were also entrusted with the
arrangements for Mr. Beaman.
BEAMON, James J. (1870 - 1960)
Submitted by Sandee Hubbard
FUNERAL SERVICES FOR JAMES J. BEAMON, 90 HELD AT DAYTON - James Jasper Beamon,
son of Samuel Ellis Beamon and Coatney Ann Hamby, was born on April 5, 1870 in
Syracuse, Mo., and passed away in his home in Dayton, Mo., September 24, 1960 at
the age of 90 years, 5 months and 19 days. Jim, or granddad, as he was known to
most people, had suffered a lengthy illness. He was united in marriage to Tilda
Hatfield, November 29, 1885 and they lived their entire life in Cass and Bates
counties. To this union three children were born: Everett, John and Delcie
Bryant, all have preceded him in death. His wife passed away in 1954. He was
also preceded in death by two sisters and four brothers.He is survived by one sister, Cecil Williams of Stockton,Calf., one brother,
Charlie Beamon of Kansas City; 3 grandchildren, Richard Bryant, Robert Bryant
and Louise Pulliam, all of Garden City; one daughter-in-law, Opal Northup
of Harrrisonville; 15 great grandchildren, 3 great great grandchildren; a host
of nieces and nephews and many friends. Though he did not belong to any church,
Mr. Beamon in a recent conversation with Rev. Porter, stated that he was a
Christian. Funeral services were held Monday, September 26 at the Dayton
Community church, and Rev Marvin Richardson was in charge. Burial was in Altona
Cemetery. Mrs Eula Richardson and Rev. Marvin Richardson sang, “In The Garden”
and “Going down the Valley.” Mrs. Elsie Wood was pianist. Casket bearers were
Arnold Page, J. P. Glowd, Mark Kimberlin, L. R. Page, Chas. Smith, J. B. Wise.
BEASLEY, Delbert Lee IV (2006 - 2008)
ElDorado Sun, Friday, 25 April 2008
Delbert Lee Beasley IV - Delbert Lee Beasley IV, two years, one month, 11 days,
El Dorado Springs, passed away Thursday, April 17, 2008, at Children's Mercy
Hospital in Kansas City. He was born March 6, 2006, to Delbert Lee Beasley III
and Jessica Ann Dutcher Beasley in El Dorado Springs. Delbert was diagnosed at
four months of age with Langerhan Cell Histiocytosis – and died from
complications of the rare disease in which the body produces too many white
blood cells. Delbert is survived by his parents, Delbert and Jessica Beasley -
El Dorado Springs; one brother, Milamber Smith, Roscoe; four sisters – Jezare
Lynn Beasley - Athens, OH, Jasmyne Dutcher, Yakira Smith and Kiara Smith - all
of Roscoe; maternal grandparents, Larry and Pam Dutcher – Butler; paternal
step-grandparents, Cheryl and Bob Henry – Butler; maternal great-grandmother,
Grace Dutcher – Monegaw Springs; paternal step-great-grandmother, Lucille
Whertvine – Butler; an uncle, Jimmy Beasley – Butler; two aunts, Cassandra
Beasley Rogers and husband, Jay – Hume, and Melody Beasley Schowengerdt and
husband, Jesse – Butler; several great-uncles, great-aunts, cousins and other
relatives. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, James Edward
Beasley; a great-uncle, Delbert L. Beasley III; and his great-grandparents.
Services were held Tuesday, April 22, at the Schowengerdt Chapel – Butler.
Burial, under the direction of Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel, Inc., was in the Oak
Hill Cemetery – Butler. Contributions may be made to the Delbert Lee Beasley
BEATY, Rosella (1840 - 1902)
The Drexel Star, June 27, 1902. Submitted by Sandee Hubbard
OBITUARY - After an illness of only a few hours, Mrs. Rosella Beaty, aged 62
years died at her home ½ miles east of Burdett on June 8, 1902. Rosella Beaty,
the daughter of Joseph Mudd, was born in Nelson County Ky. In 1840. In 1859 she
with her fathers family came to Missouri and settled ½ miles west of Burdett.
She was one of a family of 9 children, six of whom are still living. Joe Dave
Mudd of Burdett, Wm. Mudd of Rich Hill, Mrs. Dakin of Nelson Co., Ky. Mrs.
Ashbaugh of Burdett, Henry Mudd of Burdett and Mrs. Hill of Amsterdam. In 1870
she was married to Morris Roach, who died in 1878. To this union were born 5
children, 3 of whom survive the mother, Thos., Henry and David Roach. In 1880
she was married to Thos. Beaty, to this union were born two children, James and
Mary Beaty. Again the husband was called away, January 1887. Since that time
Mrs. Beaty lived with her children on the farm where she had lived since she was
first married in 1870. Deceased was a good, kind, devoted, wife and mother. Her
fine character, kind disposition and fond devotion to her family can only be
appreciated by those who know her. Words can not express it, we can only say a
good kind lady has passed away, one who was loved by all who knew her, and one
not soon to be forgotten. Funeral services were from the house on Monday
afternoon June 9th, conducted by Rev. A. N. Lewis. The remains were followed to
the cemetery by a very large number of friends who mourn her loss.
BECKET, Helen Trese (1913 - 2007)
Nevada Daily Mail, Tuesday, September 11, 2007
Helen Trese Becket, age 93, Nevada, Mo., died Saturday, Sept. 8, 2007, at Nevada
Regional Medical Center in Nevad. She was born Dec. 25, 1913, in Nevada, to
Emile G. Tritch and Clara M. Fox Tritch. She was married June 16, 1940 in
Nevada, Mo., to Walter G. Becket and he preceded her in death June 6, 1984. Mrs.
Becket was born and reared in Nevada. She was a 1931 graduate of Nevada High
School, Draughon's Business College, Springfield, Mo., and the American Savings
and Loan Institute, Chicago, Ill. She was an elder of the First Presbyterian
Church in Nevada. She was also a member of the Athenas GFWC and a former member
of the Nevada B&PW Club. She was employed for 43 years at the Farm and Home
Savings Association in Nevada, retiring May 1, 1976. Survivors include five
cousins, Dorothy May Durst, Butler, Mo., Virgil Fox, Lee's Summit, Mo., Lloyd
Diehl, Nevada, Mo., Paul Diehl, Butler, Mo., and Ruth Nelson, Neodesha, Kan.;
two nieces, Betty Jo Robinson, Nevada, Mo., and Sharron Becket, Tacoma, Wash.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 11, at Ferry Funeral
Home, Nevada Mo., with the Rev. Greg Ferree officiating. Interment will follow
at Newton Burial Park in Nevada. The family suggests that memorials may be made
in her honor to the First Presbyterian Church Building fund in Nevada or the
Vernon County Historical Society, both in care of the furneral home.
BECKET, Helen Trese (1913 - 2007)
Nevada Daily Mail, Saturday, September 8, 2007
Helen T. Becket, 93, of Nevada, died Saturday, Sept. 8, 2007, at the Nevada
Regional Medical Center. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday,
Sept. 11, at Ferry Funeral Home in Nevada. Friends may call now until the hour
of the service on Tuesday at Ferry Funeral Home.
BEEMAN, Edyth Ilene (1926 - 2005)
Adrian Journal, 12 October 2005
Edyth Ilene Beeman 1926-2005 - Edyth Ilene Beeman, age 79 of Butler, Missouri
died Saturday, October 8, 2005 at St. Joseph Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri.
Funeral services were Tuesday, October 11 at the Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel in
Butler with Rev. Robin Reeves officiating.
BEER, Louise Irene (1913 - 2005)
Adrian Journal, 9 November 2005
Louise Irene Beer 1913 - 2005 - Louise Irene Beer, age 93 of Adrian, Missouri
died Monday, October 31, 2005 at Bates County Memorial Hospital in Butler,
Missouri. A memorial service will be held at the ranch on November 12, 2005 at
12:30 p.m. Anyone who knew Louise is invited to join in celebrating her life.
BEIRNE, Mark Cotheal (1949 - 2006)
Adrian Journal, 29 March 2006
Mark Cotheal Beirne 1949-2006. Mark Cotheal Beirne, 56, of rural Adrian, MO died
Sunday, March 26, 006 at his home. Memorial services will be held Saturday,
April 1 at the First Baptist Church in Creighton, MO.
BELL, Harry Earl Sr. (1936 - 2007)
Nevada Daily Mail, Saturday, November 10, 2007
Harry Earl Bell Sr., age 71, of Hume, died Thursday Nov. 8, 2007, at his home
from the effects of lung cancer. He was born April 13, 1936 in Kansas City, Mo.,
the son of LeRoy S. and Carrie G. Evans Bell. He was a 1954 graduate of Center
High School in Kansas City and served his country in the United States Army in
1959 and 1960. He married Mildred K. Brooks on July 31, 1965, in Kansas City. He
was employed as a farmer and carpenter working for O'Brien Partition for more
than 20 years. Harry moved to Hume in 1975 where he enjoyed raising Black Angus
cattle. He was a 50 year plus member of the Carpenter's Union Local No. 61, was
baptized at the Wesleyan Methodist Church in Kansas City, served on the Hume
Fair Board, was a 4-H woodworking project leader and the Bell family was honored
as Bates County Farm Family of the Year for 1988. He was preceded in death by
his parents, two brothers, LeRoy Bell Jr. and Dennis Bell, and two sisters,
Gladys Boles and Ruby Baber. He is survived by his wife Mildred of the home, one
son Harry Bell Jr., of Hume; three daughters, Melody Wikoff and husband Jeff, of
Hume, Angie Wepener and husband Verne, of Williamsport, Pa., and Carrie
Sutcliffe and husband Tom of Hume, one brother Eugene Bell of Kansas City; a
sister Anita Bennett of Raytown, Mo.; and 10 grandchildren, Janine Castillo,
Sara, Kelsie and Braxton Wikoff; Harrison, Andrew and Etienne Wepener; Derek,
Megan, and Tommy Sutcliffe; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral
services will be held at 10 a.m., Monday Nov. 12, at the Hume Christian Church.
Burial will follow in the Lawrence Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8
p.m., Sunday at the Coffel-Schneider Funeral Home in Hume. The family suggests
contributions to the Lawrence Cemetery.
BELLIS, James William (1930 - 2008)
Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel Inc.
James "Jim" William Bellis, April 10, 1930 - September 23, 2008. Funeral
services for James "Jim" William Bellis will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, September 26,
2008 at Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel (660-679-6555) in Butler, Missouri with Dr.
Terry Davis officiating. Visitation, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Schowengerdt
Chapel. Burial, Oak Hill Cemetery, Butler. Contributions, Butler First Baptist
Church or Western Missouri Antique Tractor and Machinery Association. James
"Jim" William Bellis, age 78 of Butler, Missouri died Tuesday, September 23,
2008 at Bates County Memorial Hospital in Butler. He was born April 10, 1930 to
Paul Evan and Hellen May Greer Bellis in Kansas City, Missouri. Jim is survived
by his wife, Georgianna Bellis of Butler, Missouri; two sons, Jerry W. Bellis of
Overland Park, Kansas and Edward "Eddie" D. Bellis and wife Debbie of Archie,
Missouri; a son-in-law, Roger Wentz of Kansas City, Missouri; five
grandchildren, Nickole Wentz McGall, Amanda Michelle Bellis, Joshua Bellis,
Jason Bellis and David Bellis; and seven great-grandchildren, Nay McGall, Josina
McGall, Jerrica McGall, Tracy McGall, Blake Bellis, Skylar Bellis and Gavin
Bellis. He was preceded in death by his parents and one daughter, Billie Jean
Wentz in 2007.
BELLIS, James William (1930 - 2008)
Adrian Journal, 3 October 2008
James “Jim” William Bellis 1930-2008 - James “Jim” William Bellis, age 78 of
Butler, Missouri died Tuesday, September 23, 2008 at Bates County Memorial
Hospital in Butler. He was born April 10, 1930 to Paul Evan and Hellen May Greer
Bellis in Kansas City, Missouri. Funeral services were held Friday, September
26, 2008 at Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel in Butler, Missouri with Dr. Terry Davis
officiating. Interment, Oak Hill Cemetery, Butler, Missouri. Contributions,
Butler First Baptist Church. Services were under the direction of the
Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel in Butler.
BENDURE, Joyce (1939 - 2006)
Nevada Daily News, Friday, August 11, 2006
Joyce Bendure, 67, of Wichita, Kan., formerly of Nevada, died Aug. 8, 2006, in
Wichita, following a lengthy illness. Joyce was born April 19, 1939, in Nevada,
Mo., to Clyde and Glade Williams. Joyce was reared in Nevada, and lived here for
many years. She attended school in Bronaugh, Mo. She is survived by her husband,
Clarence, of the home; five children, Dennis Williams, Topeka, Kan., Teri Wages
and Rocky, Wichita, Joe Hendrix and his wife, Jamie, Raytown, Mo., Angel Smith
and her husband, Ernie, Harlingen, Texas, Kathy Benson and her husband, Allen,
Mulvane, Kan.; eight grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren; two brothers,
Duane Williams, Kansas City, Mo., and Richard Williams, Rich Hill, Mo.; two
sisters, Daisy Shutters and Fern Swan both of Nevada; and numerous nieces,
nephews, and many friends. She was preceded in death by three siblings, Gene
Williams, Ruby Wilson, and Marie Pryor. Memorial services will be held at 11
a.m., on Saturday, Aug. 12, at the Community Christian Church in Nevada with the
Rev. Willis Hood of Wichita, officiating. Interment will be in Moore Cemetery.
BENNETT, Donna Darlene (1929 - 2008)
Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel Inc.
Donna Darlene Bennett, November 15, 1929 - July 20, 2008. Funeral services for
Darlene Bennett will be 10 a.m. Thursday, July 24, 2008 at Schowengerdt Funeral
Chapel (660-679-6555) in Butler, Missouri with Pastor Dave Gayman officiating
and Rev. Raydean Scism assisting. Visitation, 6-7 p.m. Wednesday, Schowengerdt
Chapel. Burial, Englewood Cemetery, Clinton, Missouri. Contributions, Calvary
Baptist Church. Donna Darlene Bennett, age 78 of Butler, Missouri died Sunday,
July 20, 2008 at Willow Lane Nursing Center in Butler. She was born November 15,
1929 to Raymond and Myrtle Crowder Briggs in Clinton, Missouri. Darlene is
survived by a stepson, Mitch Bennett and wife Millie of Kansas City, Missouri;
her cousin and caregiver, Natalie Briggs of Butler, Missouri; three
brothers-in-law; a sister-in-law; three grandchildren; a great-granddaughter;
and other cousins, nephews and nieces. She was preceded in death by her parents
and husband Donald Bennett.
BENNETT, James Lowell (1918 - 2008)
Kansas City Star, 23 May 208
Bennett, James Lowell - James Lowell Bennett, 90, Plattsburg, Mo, formerly of
Adrian, MO, died May 22, 2008. Funeral service 2 p.m. with visitation 1-2 p.m.
Saturday May 24, at Atkinson Funeral Home in Adrian. 816- 380-3268. Burial
Crescent Hill Cemetery.
BENNETT, James Lowell (1918 - 2008)
Atkinson Funeral Home
James Lowell Bennett, October 9, 1917 - May 22, 2008. James Lowell Bennett, 90,
Plattsburg, MO, died Thursday, May 22, 2008 at Oakridge of Plattsburg in
Plattsburg, MO. Funeral services will be 2:00 PM Saturday, May 24, 2008 at the
Atkinson Chapel, Adrian, MO with visitation from 1:00-2:00 PM Saturday at the
chapel. Burial in Crescent Hill Cemetery, Adrian. Contributions may be made to
the Adrian Food Pantry, P.O. Box 271, Adrian, MO 64720. James was born October
9, 1917 in Long Lane, MO, the son of Benjamin Harrison and Nora A. (Buchanan)
Bennett. At age nine, he lost his mother due to complications of childbirth.
Several years later, his father married Hassie Burton. This occasion was marked
by all attending a World Series game in St. Louis. James married Hattie Almeta
Reaves on August 19, 1938, in Mount Vernon, MO. James was a WWII Navy veteran.
James was a teacher and also a farmer. He and his brother-in-law built and
operated Conway Lumber in Conway, MO until 1950 when he and Almeta bought land
in Oklahoma City, where he built G.I. Homes. They returned to Missouri in 1952
and bought a farm west of Adrian where they resided until he returned to his
love of building houses. In 1972, upon establishing himself as a reputable
contractor/builder, James built many homes in and around Adrian and developed
Bennett Addition. A man of strong work ethics, he built his last house at the
age of 83, doing most of the work himself. James was a member of the First
Baptist Church in Adrian where he served as a deacon, Sunday school
superintendent, Sunday school teacher and treasurer. James was preceded in death
by his parents, his wife, Almeta, stepmother, Hassie, a sister, Thelma Knowles,
a brother, John A. Bennett and infant brothers. He is survived by three
children, Bonita Ferguson, Ronn Bennett and his wife, Debbie, all of Holt, MO
and Pam Hill and her husband, Rick, Urich, MO; seven granddaughters; five
great-grandchildren; stepsister, Flossie Wiseman, Norman, OK and nieces and
BENNETT, James Lowell (1918 - 2008)
Cass County Democrat Missourian, 30 May 2008
James Lowell Bennett - Oct. 9, 1917 - May 22, 2008 - James Lowell Bennett, 90,
Plattsburg, died May 22, 2008. He was born Oct. 9, 1917, in Long Lane, the son
of Benjamin Harrison and Nora A. (Buchanan) Bennett. Services were May 23 at the
Atkinson Chapel in Adrian, with burial in Crescent Hill Cemetery, Adrian, under
the direction of Atkinson Funeral Home, Adrian.
BENNETT, Ricky Alton (1951 - 2006)
Adrian Journal, 19 April 2006
Ricky Alton Bennett 1951-2006. Ricky Alton Bennett, 54, of Belton, MO,
formerly of Butler, MO died Sunday, April 9, 2006 at his home in Belton.
Memorial services were 2 p.m., Saturday, April 15, 2006 at the Schowengerdt
Funeral Chapel in Butler, MO.
BERKEBILE, Roy Lee (?? - 2005)
Adrian Journal, 24 August 2005
Roy Lee Berkebile - Roy Lee Berkebile, age 88, of Adrian, Missouri died
Saturday, August 20, 2005 at Bates County Memorial Hospital in Butler, Missouri.
Funeral services were Wednesday, August 24, 2005 at the Schowengerdt Funeral
Chapel in Butler with Rev. Jo Hastings officiating.
BERRY, Margaret F. (?? - 2008)
Kansas City Star, 22 April 2008
Margaret Faye Berry, 91, Butler, MO, passed away on April 19, 2008. Funeral
services 1 PM on Wednesday, April 23, 2008 at Underwood-Brandtonies Funeral
Home, Butler. Visitation 6-8PM on Tuesday, April 22, at the Underwood-
Brandtonies Funeral Home, Butler. (Arr. Underwood-Brandtonies 660-679-3121).
BILLINGSLEY, Lloyd (1921 - 1986)
BILLINGSLEY, Ruby (1919 - 1986)
Newspaper: Headliner, 5 June 1986, page 5, submitted by Alpha Evans
Services for Lloyd Robert Billingsley, 65 and Ruby Maxine Billingsley, 67 of
Butler, who died June 1, 1986 as the result of a car train accident in Butler,
were held Wednesday, June 4 at 2 p.m. at the First Christian Church in Rich
Hill. The Rev. Charles Rhodes officiated assisted by Rev. David Bock. Interment
was in Oak Hill Cemetery, Butler, under the direction of
Underwood-Steinbeck-Schowengerdt of Butler. Lloyd was born Jan. 3, 1921 in Rich
Hill to Jesse Robert and Lela May Stuart Billingsley. Ruby was born Dec. 11,
1919 in Prescott, Kan., to Ira O. and Annie Raney Anderson. Lloyd and Ruby were
married Aug. 22, 1938 and to this union five childrenwere born, Claude Robert
Billingsley of Butler, Anna Mae Vest and Verna Joyce Sliver, both of Drexel,
Lela June Helton of Pittsburg, Kan., and Lillian Roberta Sage of Butler, all of
whom survive. Mr. and Mrs. Billingsley resided in Rich Hill area and were
engaged in farming until 1972 when they moved to Butler and operated the
Billingsley Service Station and garage. They were members of the First Christian
Church in Rich Hill. Lloyd is further survived by one sister, Gladys Cochran of
Yakima, Wash. Ruby is survived by two brothers, Charles Anderson of Columbia and
Kenneth Anderson of Drexel; and three sisters, Irene Caskey of Butler, Virginia
Finley of Hume and Betty Barker of Ft. Scott, Kan. Lloyd and Ruby are survived
by 14 grandchildren and five great grandchildren.
BLAKELY, Betty Louise (1936 - 2007)
Nevada Daily Mail, Tuesday, July 10, 2007
Betty Louise Blakely, age 70, the daughter of Clarence Wilson and Effie Juanita
(Goodwin) Blakely was born Nov. 4, 1936, in Schell City, Mo., and passed from
this life on Thursday, July 5, 2007, at her home near Sheldon after an 11-month
illness with leukemia. Betty attended school in Schell City graduating with the
class of 1954. On Dec. 24, of that year she was united in marriage to Albert
Harms Jr., and to this union two daughters and one son were born. Betty was a
homemaker while the children were small, then worked for a time at the shirt
factory in El Dorado Springs, Mo. But most of her working life was spent in the
restaurants in Schell City both as a worker and then as an owner of Cousins
Café. In her spare time, Betty enjoyed embroidery and camping and especially her
grandchildren. She was an original member of the Modern Mothers Club, was
actively involved in Schell City Community Betterment, and was a longtime member
of the Schell City United Methodist Church. Her baptism took place in 1948, in a
creek near Sanford Richards property. Survivors include her son Larry Harms and
his wife Sandy of Independence, Mo.; her daughter, Linda Robinson and her
husband Art of Sheldon, Mo.; one brother, Junior Blakely and his wife Bonnie of
Schell City; 11 grandchildren, cousins, other relatives and many, many friends.
Aside from Junior and her parents, Betty was preceded in death by her infant
daughter Deborah Ilene who passed away March 15, 1958. Funeral services for
Betty Louise Blakely were held at 2 p.m., Sunday, July 8, at the Schell City
United Methodist Church with Gene Gray and the Rev. Connie Locke officiating.
Musical selections were provided by Paula Gray and Madalyn Crocker. Pallbearers
were Larry Dade, Terry Smith, Roger Dade, Kenny Hallam, Russell Souza, and Larry
Applegate. Honorary pallbearers were David Souza, James Souza, John McConnell,
Kenny McCoy, Sam Vantellman, Dennis Vantellman, Doug Vantellman, Eldo Rapp, Wade
Rapp, Myron Rapp, Joseph Robinson, Paul Robinson and Brian Robinson. Interment
was in the Green Lawn Cemetery in Schell City. Memorials are suggested to Schell
City Community Betterment. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the
Lewis-Hoagland Funeral Home in Schell City.
BLANKENSHIP, Irene Sliffe (1909 - 1982)
Adrian Journal, Thursday, January 21, 1982. Submitted by Sandee Hubbard
FUNERAL SERVICES HELD JAN. 13 FOR IRENE BLANKENSHIP - Irene Sliffe
Blankenship was born September 9, 1909 to Edgar and Lizzie Sliffe near Adrian,
Missouri and departed this life January 10, 1982 at the Cox Medical Center in
Springfield, Missouri. Mrs. Blankenship spent her entire life near the Adrian
and Altona communities. She taught school at the No. 36 School in Cass County
before marriage. She was married to Oscar Blankenship August 22, 1928 at Lee’s
Summit, Missouri and to this union four children were born: Martha Cummings,
Clinton, Missouri, Jo Anne Waite, Springfield, Missouri and Ruth Hinten,
Bartlesville, Oklahoma. Mrs. Blankenship is survived by her husband, four
children, ten grandchildren, and one brother, Allison Sliffe of Loveland,
Colorado. She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers and one sister.
Mrs. Blankenship was an active member of the Adrian Christian Church where she
had been a teacher in the Loyal Daughters’ Bible School Class and where she sang
in the church choir. She was called upon for special music in the community. She
was active with the Altona Community Club. Funeral services were held Wednesday,
January 13, 1982 at 1:30 p.m. at the Atkinson Funeral Home in Adrian, Missouri
with Rev. Hubert Hinten and Tony Venturella officiating. Burial was made in the
Altona Cemetery near Adrian.
BLANKENSHIP, Minnie Myrtle Morris (1868 - 1920)
Adrian Journal, Thursday, June 10, 1920. Submitted by Sandee Hubbard
MRS. U.S. BLANKENSHIP DEAD - This community was shocked when it was
announced that Mrs. U.S. Blankenship had died at her home near Altona,
Wednesday, June 2nd, 1920. She was 51 years, 9 months and 28 days old. Mrs.
Blankenship had been in poor health for several years but it was not generally
known that her condition had been more serious recently. Minnie Myrtle Morris
was born in Barry county, Missouri, August 4th, 1868. She was united in marriage
with U. S. Blankenship December 24, 1884. To this union eight children were
born, the eldest died in infancy. Those living are Rose, Ray, Goldie, Bessie,
Blanche, Oscar and Mayme. She united with the Church of Christ in 1886, and
lived a devoted Christian until her death. Mrs. Blankenship was held in the
highest esteem by all who knew her. She was a devoted wife, a loving mother and
a kind and helpful neighbor. None was more generally respected than was Mrs.
Blankenship and her death has cast a gloom over the entire community and join in
expressions of sympathy for the family in this their hour of sorrow. Besides the
husband and children, Mrs. Blankenship is survived by her father, A. B. Morris,
her mother preceded her in death June 8th, 1913. Funeral services for Mrs.
Blankenship were held from the Altona Christian church, conducted by Rev. Leslie
Lucas of Lee’s Summit. Burial was made in the Altona cemetery.
BLANKENSHIP, Oscar S. (1903 - 1997)
News X-press, Friday October 31, 1997. Submitted by Sandee Hubbard
Oscar S. Blankenship - Oscar Samuel Blankenship died Tuesday, Oct. 21, 1997 at
his home east of Adrian, at the age of 94. Funeral services were held Oct. 24,
at the Atkinson Chapel, Adrian, Mo. With the Rev. Jerry Jenkins, Kimberling
City, Mo. And the Rev. Paul Burhart, Adrian, Mo. Officiating. Interment was in
the Altona Cemetery, under the direction of the Atkinson Funeral Home, Adrian,
Mo. Contributions in memory of Oscar may be made to the Altona Community Hall
Building. Mr. Blankenship was born on Jan. 30, 1903 in Barry County, Missouri to
Ulysses Grant and Minnie Myrtle (Morris) Blankenship. He moved with his family
to the Altona community on Thanksgiving eve in 1905. He spent his entire life in
the Altona Community. He was married to Anna Irene Sliffe on Aug. 22, 1928 and
to this union was born one son and three daughters. He spent his life on the
family farm north of Altona. He received his early education at the Crawford
School and later attended and graduated from Gem City Business College in
Quincy, Ill. He was a member of the Adrian Christian Church where he served many
years as an elder. On June 1, 1984, he was united in marriage to Faye (Miller
Lockard) with whom he spent his remaining years. He will be remembered as a
faithful supporter of the Altona Cemetery and Community Center. He was preceded
in death by his parents, two brothers, four sisters and his first wife of 54
years, Irene. He leaves his wife, Faye, of the home; one son, Richard, Searcy,
Ark.; three daughters, Martha Cummings, Clinton, Mo.; Jo Anne Waite,
Springfield, Mo.; Ruth Hinton, Bartlesville, Okla.; two step-sons, Gene Lockard,
Butler; Dale Lockard, Adrian, Mo.; one step-daughter, Judy Schnoebelen, Butler,
Mo.; ten grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, nine step-grandchildren, 17
step-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and a host of friends.
BLANKENSHIP, Skyla Rain (2004 - 2009)
Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel Inc.
Skyla Rain Blankenship, October 22, 2004 - March 3, 2009. Funeral services for
Skyla Rain Blankenship will be 2 p.m. Saturday, March 7, 2009 at Schowengerdt
Funeral Chapel (660-679-6555) in Butler, Missouri with Brother Paul Burhart
officiating. Visitation, 1-2 p.m. prior to services Saturday, Schowengerdt
Chapel. Burial, Crescent Hill Cemetery, Adrian, Missouri. Contributions, Family.
Skyla Rain Blankenship, age 4 of Adrian, Missouri died Tuesday, March 3, 2009 at
her home. She was born October 22, 2004 to Randy Dean and Smokey Jo Jenkins
Blankenship in Kansas City, Missouri. Skyla is survived by her parents, Randy
and Kimberly Blankenship of Adrian, Missouri; seven sisters; paternal
grandparents, Norma and Robbie Robinson of Girard, Kansas; paternal
grandparents, Rick and Betty Blankenship of Appleton City, Missouri; maternal
grandfather, Dennis Jenkins of Adrian, Missouri; maternal stepgrandparents,
Richard and Benita Nichol of Adrian, Missouri; and uncles, aunts and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her biologial mother, Smokey Jo Blankenship who
died in an automobile accident in 2005.
BLANKENSHIP, Smokey Jo (1981 - 2005)
Adrian Journal, 12 October 2005
Smokey Jo Blankenship 1981-2005 - Smokey Jo Blankenship, 24, Drexel, MO, died
Tuesday, September 27, 2005 at Overland Park Regional Medical Center, Overland
Park, KS. Funeral services were held Saturday, October 1, 205 at the Atkinson
Chapel, Adrian, MO.
BLANKENSHIP, Ulysses Grant (1866 - 1949)
Adrian Journal, Thursday March 31, 1949. Submitted by Sandee Hubbard
U.G. BLANKENSHIP DIES - Pioneer Grand River Resident Was 82 Years Of Age.
U. G. Blankenship, a prominent pioneer farmer of the Grand River community,
passed away at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Lloyd W. Brooks, at Butler, March
26. Mr. Blankenship, who was 82 years of age, had been in poor health for many
months. Ulysses Grant Blankenship was born at Purdy, Barry county, Missouri, May
9, 1866. He grew to young manhood in that community. December 24, 1884, he was
united in marriage to Minnie Myrtle Morris, who preceded him in death, June 2,
1920. Eight children were born to this union, the first dying in infancy.
Surviving are Ross Blankenship, Purdy; Ray Blankenship, Butler; Oscar
Blankenship, Adrian; Mrs. Goldie Dunn, Garden City; Mrs. Bessie Brooks, Butler;
Mrs. Blanche Lyter, Williamston, Michigan; and Mrs. Mayme Thompson, Ballard.
There are nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. One sister, Mrs. Emma
Horine, Cassville, Missouri, also survives.
Mr. Blankenship moved with his family to Bates county in 1905. He located on a
farm in Grand River township and resided on that same farm until ill health
forced him t leave it only a few months ago. Mr. Blankenship united with the
Christian church early in life and was an active worker in the church throughout
his life. He served as an Elder for many years. Funeral services for the
deceased gentleman were held from the Adrian Methodist church Sunday, March 27,
conducted by the Rev. Paul Eckstein pastor of the Adrian Christian church.
Interment was at Altona cemetery by Creath & Six.
BLEVINS, Thelma L. "Gram" (?? - 2008)
Kansas City Star, 5 February 2008
Thelma L. Blevins "Gram", 89, of Pleasant Hill, Mo. passed away on Sunday
February 3, 2008 at her Granddaughters home. Funeral services will be 1:30 p.m.
Friday, February 8, 2008 at the Langsford Funeral Home. Burial in Cresent Hill
Cemetery, Adrian, Mo. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Seasons Nursing Home, 15600 Woods Chapel
Road, Kansas City, MO
64139. Survivors include her two daughters, Sara Kay Ben and Joyce Burke and her
husband Arthur. 6 Grandchildren and 10 Great Grandchildren. Her sister Nadine
Messina. (Arr. Langsford Funeral Home, 115 SW 3rd St., Lee's Summit, Mo. 816-
BLOESSER, Larry Dean (1943 - 2007)
Nevada Daily Mail, Tuesday, September 11, 2007
Larry Dean Bloesser, age 64, a resident of Richards, Mo., died Sunday, Sept. 9,
2007, following a heart attack at his home. He was born June 30, 1943, in Fort
Scott, the son of Sonny Earl Bloesser and Mildred Kennedy Bloesser. Larry was a
1961 graduate of Richards High School. He married Vivian Nichols on July 23,
1961 in Richards. He owned and operated V&L Sales, a lawn mower and a small
engine repair business. He was a member of the Richards Christian Church,
Garland Masonic Lodge and the Fort Scott Scottish Rite Temple. He enjoyed
collecting coins and bird watching. Survivors include his wife, Vivian, of the
home; two daughters, Carmen Thrasher, of McCloud, Okla., and Shelly Lowry and
husband Harry, of Chanute, Kan.; two brothers, Earl Gene Bloesser, of Raymore,
Mo., and Don Bloesser, of Redfield, Kan.; two sisters, Sherry Bolyard, of
Pleasanton, Kan., and Sandra Ward, of Fort Scott, Kan. Also surviving is a
son-in-law, Carl Hill, Parsons; one grandson, Vincent Hill; five granddaughters,
Samantha Sevart, and husband Jim, Brittani Lowry, Kelcey Lowry, Kaleene Thrasher
and Jamie Thrasher; and two great-grandchildren Rhylee and Andie Sevart. He was
preceded in death by his parents and a granddaughter, Amanda Rhea Hill. A
nephew, the Rev. Bryan L. Keith, will conduct the funeral services at 11 a.m.,
Wednesday in the Cheney Witt Chapel, in Fort Scott. Following the funeral
services there will be a cremation. Burial will be at 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 17,
at the Richland Cemetery, in Richards. The family will receive friends from 10
a.m. until the service time Wednesday at the funeral home.
BOGAN, Gerald Dean (1941 - 2009)
Saturday, October 10, 2009
Gerald Dean Bogan, 68, of Hume, Mo., died Thursday, Oct. 8, 2009, at his home.
He was born May 28, 1941 at Hume, the son of Carl and Novella Boston Bogan.
Gerald was reared in the Hume and Metz area. After the eighth grade he worked
for his great uncle in Leavenworth, Kan. At 19 years of age, he enlisted in the
United States Army, serving from 1960 to 1963. He was stationed in France and
later in Ft. Sill, Okla. He married Sharon Kay Swink on Nov. 12, 1966. He worked
for General Motors Leads plant in Kansas City, Mo., for 11 years and then
entered the Boiler Makers Local 83 in Kansas City for 25 years. He was a member
of the Butler Masonic Lodge No. 254. His love was farming and his family and
friends. Gerald was preceded in death by his father and also an infant son, Bret
Loy Bogan. Survivors include his wife, Sharon of the home; his mother, Novella
Bogan Finwick of Hume; one son, Tim Bogan and Sherry of Springdale, Ark.;
daughters, Meda Wisdom and Harry of Mound City, Kan.; Sherri Crand and Charles
"Reb," of Hume, Missouri; one brother, Larry Bogan and Harriet of Prescott,
Kan.; sisters, Joyce Cannon & Marion of Hume, and Janice Koehn and Ronnie of
Adrian, Mo.; 14 grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; and several nieces and
nephews. Services will be held at 2 p.m., Monday Oct. 12, at the flume Christian
Church, Hume. Visitation will be from 2-4 p.m., Sunday at the Coffel-Schneider
Chapel, Hume Missouri. Contributions are suggested to Hume Cemetery. Online
condolences may be left for the family at www.coffelscbneider.com. Arrangements:
Coffel-Schneider Funeral Home, Hume, Mo.
BOHRER, Deloris (1944 - 2009)
Dickey Funeral Home
Deloris Bohrer- June 26, 1944 - January 3, 2009. Biography - Deloris Bohrer of
Springfield, Missouri departed this life Saturday, January 03, 2009 at the
Christian Healthcare Center West, Springfield, Missouri. Funeral services
will be Wednesday, January 7, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. at the Dickey Funeral Home,
Harrisonville, Missouri with burial at Sharon Cemetery, Drexel, Missouri.
BOHRER, Deloris Marie (1944 - 2009)
Cass County Democrat Missourian, Friday, January 9, 2009
Delores Marie Bohrer, June 26, 1944 - Jan. 3, 2009. Delores Marie Bohrer, 64
Springfield, died Jan. 3, 2009, at the Christian Health Care West, Springfield.
She was born June 26, 1944, in Kansas City, the daughter of Albert Samuel and
Doris (Fletcher) Bohrer. Ms. Bohrer was employed as a clerk for the IRS in
Kansas City for 31 years before her retirement. Earlier, she had been employed
with the Social Security Office in Kansas City. After her retirement, she was
employed at the Casco Area Workshop, Harrisonville. She was a member of Federal
Employees Union and a 1962 graduate of Raymore-Peculiar High School, Peculiar.
She loved to read, go to movies and embroidery. Preceding her in death were her
parents. Surviving are a brother, Gerald Bohrer, Adrian; a sister, Phyllis L.
Lyon, Sparta; a niece, Christina Fisher; a nephew, Jeffrey Lyon Jr.; a
great-nephew, Austin Fisher; two great-nieces, Miranda Fisher and Eve Killinger;
other relatives and friends. Casket bearers were Rick Ausmus, Ken Schulz, Aaron
Fisher and Roy Fisher. Services were Jan. 7, at the Dickey Funeral Home,
Harrisonville, with the Rev. Wayne Fisher officiating. Burial was in Sharon
Cemetery, Drexel, under the direction of the Dickey Funeral Home, Harrisonville.
BOLLING, Edgar Thomas (1882 - 1956)
From the Adrian Journal October 11, 1956. Submitted by Sandee Hubbard.
Edgar Thomas Bolling - Edgar Thomas Bolling, son of Marion and Mary Ellen
Dickerson Bolling, was born at Lone Tree, Mo., on June 11, 1882. He departed
this life Oct 6, 1956, at the age of 74 years, 3 months and 25 days. Edgar
Bolling was united in marriage to Susanna Kathryn Zinn Sept. 8, 1904. To this
union 8 children were born. Four of the children preceded him in death. He
leaves his wife and one son, Edgar, of the home; Otis of Butler, Mo.; Hattie
Butler of Adrian, Mo; Frances Harris of Drexel, Mo.; 10 grandchildren, 7 great
grandchildren, 2 sisters, Mrs. Lillie Vermillion and Mrs. Monia Heckadon, one
sister-in-law, Mrs. Charley Bolling of Adrian and a number of other relatives.
Funeral services were conducted by Elder C.V. Smith at the Six Chapel at 2:00
p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 7, 1956. Burial was in the Adam Howe cemetery.
BOLLING, Helen Izola (1919 - 1921)
From the Adrian Journal Sept. 15, 1921. Submitted by Sandee Hubbard.
Helen Izola Bolling Dead - Helen Izola Bolling, 2 years and 7 months, old,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E.T. Bolling of Elkhart township, died Thursday night,
Sept. 8, 1921, of diphtheria. Funeral services were held Friday.
BOLLING, Infant (1909 - 1909)
From the Bates County Democrat, Feb. 11, 1909. Submitted by Sandee Hubbard.
The infant daughter, of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Bolling, living 8 miles northwest of
Butler, died on Monday morning after a brief illness. The remains were interred
in the Adam Howe cemetery Tuesday afternoon.
BOLLING, Mary Helena (1914 - 1933)
From the Adrian Journal, Sept. 21, 1933. Submitted by Sandee Hubbard.
A Stricken Family - Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Bolling, of Elkhart township, have for
several weeks been under a heavy strain of sickness. Three of four of their
children have been down with typhoid fever, and part of the time two trained
nurses have been in charge of the patients. Tuesday evening a daughter died of
the disease, which increases their grief. Their friends unite in sympathy for
the stricken family.
BOLLING, Minnie Alice (1889 - 1980)
From the Headliner, Thursday April 10, 1980. Submitted by Sandee Hubbard.
Minnie Bolling - Minnie Bolling died April 1, 1980 at the Bates County Memorial
Hospital in Butler after a long illness. Minnie Alice Bolling was born June 26,
1899 at Stanley, Kans., and was the daughter of William and Emma Everett Cook.
Preceding her in death were her parents, one brother and three sisters. She was
adopted in 1899 by John and Eva Francis and grew up south of Amsterdam, Mo.
Surviving her is one daughter, Ruby Lewis of Butler, and one sister, Mrs. Thomas
Nettie Payne of Pomona, Calif., nieces, nephews and friends. At the time of her
death she was a member of the Amsterdam Baptist Church. In her early years she
taught school. She married Alexander Jackson Aug. 14, 1907, who was killed by
lightening June 30, 1916. On Oct. 23, 1926 she was married to Charlie Bolling
who died in March 1952. Services were held April 3 at the Amsterdam Baptist
Church with the Rev. Tim Ellis officiating. Interment in the Adam Howell
cemetery under the direction of Mangold Funeral Home of Amsterdam.
BOLLING, Oddle Edgar (1912 - 1993)
From the Adrian Journal, Thursday, December 30, 1993. Submitted by Sandee
Oddle Edgar “Rip” Bolling was born on October 18, 1912 at Elkhart, Missouri to
Edgar Thomas and Susanna Catherine (Zinn) Bolling and passed away at Bates
County Memorial Hospital in Butler, Missouri on Saturday, December 25, 1993. He
grew up in the Elkhart and Bates County area and was a farmer all of his life.
He loved to hunt, fish and play pool. Coon hunting was a favorite pastime of
his. He enjoyed listening to his hounds run and waiting for them to “tree”. He
also enjoyed raising watermelons and sold them for a number of years. He
enjoyed meeting people as he sold watermelons. He was preceded in death by his
parents; Edgar Thomas and Susanna Catherine, 4 sisters, and 3 brothers. He is
survived by a sister-in-law, Gertrude Bolling, and a number of nieces, nephews,
cousins and friends. Funeral services were held at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, December
28, 1993 at the Atkinson Chapel in Adrian, Missouri with the Rev. Albert
Schwartzkopf, pastor of the Church of Christ in Butler, Missouri,
officiating. Casket bearers were: Lance Bolling, Ronnie Bolling, Jim Harris,
Chris Bolling, Terry Carlson and Ed Harris; with honorary casket bearers being:
Daryl Cooper, Craig Cooper and Bob Tucker. Interment was in the Adam Howell
Cemetery in Bates County, Missouri under the direction of the Atkinson Funeral
Home in Adrian, Missouri.
BOLLING, Otis Alfred (1910 - 1984)
Obituary from the Headliner. Submitted by Sandee Hubbard.
Funeral services held Dec. 19 for Otis A. Bolling - Otis Alfred Bolling, 74, of
Adrian, Missouri was the son of Edgar Thomas and Suzanna Catherine (Zinn)
Bolling. He died December 16, 1984 at Trinity Lutheran Hospital, Kansas City,
Missouri. He was born September 27, 1910 near Butler, Missouri and spent all his
life farming in the Bates County area. He served in the army from 1942 to 1945
during World War II. He was united in marriage to Gertrude Wells on October 11,
1942.He leaves his wife, Gertrude Bolling of the home, his children, Thomas and
Ann Bolling, Carl and Becky Bolling, Peggy and John Scott, Cindy and Kevin
Brunson, all of Adrian,Mo., Mike and Donna Bolling, Kansas City, Mo.; one
brother, Edgar Bolling, Adrian, Mo. and two sisters, Mrs. Frances Ellis and Mrs.
Hattie Butler, Drexel; eight grandchildren and four step-grandchildren. Services
were held Wednesday, 2:00 pm December 19, 1984 at the Atkinson Chapel, Adrian,
Mo. with Elder Vance Smith officiating. Burial was made in the Adam Howell
Cemetery near Amoret, Mo. Casket bearers were Bob Tucker, Lloyd Cooper, Jim
Harris, Ed Harris, Lester Harris and Dr. Norman Bunch.
BOLLING, Owen Vivian (1906 - 1921)
From the Adrian Journal, Oct. 20,1921. Submitted by Sandee Hubbard.
Owen Vivian Bolling Dead - Owen Vivian, the 15 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Ed.
Bolling, died at the family home, 7 miles west of Adrian, Thursday night,
October 13th, 1921, of diphtheria. Burial was made in the Howe cemetery
Friday afternoon. This is the second death in the Bolling family recently of
BOOTH, Henry (1819 -1907)
Obituary from an unidentified clipping, submitted by Lois Hunziker
Henry Booth was born in England Sept. 12, 1819, and died at the home of his
daughter, Mrs. Simon Roush, near Edina, April 22, 1907, aged 87 years, seven
months and ten days. He crossed the ocean when four years of age. He was married
to Henrietta Evertson March 16, 1848, who proceded him to the better land 24
years ago. To this union 8 children were born, two sons and six daughters, all
of whom are now living except one daughter and son. He united with the Christian
church in Bates County, this state, in 1870 and remained a faithful Christian
until God saw fit to call him home. He was always a kind and faithful husband
and loving father. He leaves besides his five daughters and one son, many other
relatives to mourn his death. Funeral at Davis chapel April 23 was conducted by
BOOTH, Sylvia Avanell (?? - 2009)
Kansas City Star, 2 February 2009
Sylvia Avanell Booth, 92, of Amoret, Mo., passed away January 31, 2009. Funeral
services 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 3, Amoret Christian Church. Burial Benjamin
Cemetery. No Visitation. Donations may be made to the Benjamin Cemetery. Arr.:
Underwood-Brandtonies Funeral Home (660) 679-3121.
BORDERS, Jeannette Ruby (1931-2008)
Nevada Daily News, Saturday, June 21, 2008
Jeannette Ruby (Nicely) Borders, 76, Nevada, entered her heavenly home on
Thursday, June 19, 2008. She died at home in the presence of her loving and
caring family. She had met the challenge of a cancerous brain tumor for the past
year with courage and faith. She was born to Oary Nathan Nicely and Audrey
Frankie (Carey) Nicely on Aug. 16, 1931. She graduated from Northeast High
School, Kansas City, Mo., in 1949. She also attended Southwest Baptist College,
Bolivar, Mo. She was employed at Hallmark Cards in Kansas City from 1949 to
1951. Jeannette was married to Jay W. Borders on Sept. 2, 1950, at her parents'
home in Independence, Mo. She was preceded in death by her parents, a brother
and sister-in-law, Kenneth and Virginia Nicely, and a nephew, Dickie Borders.
She was converted to Christ when a teenager and became a member of the Beaumont
Baptist Church, Kansas City, Mo. She was a member of the Bronaugh Baptist
Church, Bronaugh, at the time of her death. Her survivors include, two sons, and
their wives, Jay and Sharon Borders and James and Aletta Borders, both of
Nevada; two daughters and their husbands, Joy and Randy Cottle, Seymour, Mo.,
and Janet and Marc Jacques, Rochester, N.H.;11 grandchildren, Michele and Todd
Leonard, Melissa and Rob Forester, Maria and Byron Hoover, Andrea and Jonathan
Pyle, Randy Borders, Heather Cottle, Tyler and Jill Borders, Scott and Kristy
Borders, Natalie Jacques, Shane Cottle and Audrey Jacques; 14
great-grandchildren, with a 15th due in December; three sisters and their
husbands, Alice and Bruce Wilson, Hazelwood, Mo., Margaret and her late husband
Richard Borders, El Dorado Springs, and Mary and Bob Simpson, Grain Valley, Mo.;
one brother and his wife, James and Kathy Nicely, Edmond, Okla. and a host of
family and friends. She will be remembered as a loving person and a
story-teller, who told stories of the Civil War learned from Grandma Carey and
shared stories from her childhood. She loved the Lord and had read the Bible
through numerous times. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Monday, June
23, at Calvary Baptist Church, Nevada, with Terry Mosher officiating. Interment
will follow in Newton Burial Park in Nevada. Friends may call now and until
12:30 p.m. on Monday at Ferry Funeral Home in Nevada. The family will receive
friends at the funeral home Sunday, June 22, between 5 and 7 p.m. The family
suggests that memorials may be made in her honor to Bronaugh Baptist Church
building fund in care of the funeral home.
BORLAND, Barbara Elizabeth (1929 - 2005)
Adrian Journal, 5 October 2005
Barbara Elizabeth Borland 1929 - 2005 - Barbara Elizabeth Borland, age 76 of
Butler, Missouri died Tuesday, September 27, 2005 at St. Luke's Hospital in
Kansas City, Missouri. Funeral services were Saturday, Octover 1, 2005 at the
Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel in Butler, Missouri with Brother Bill Perkey
BOSTICK, Juanita (?? - 2008)
Nevada Daily Mail, Tuesday, March 30, 2004
Juanita Bostick, 81, formerly of Schell City, died Monday, March 29, 2004, at
the Nevada Regional Medical Center in Nevada, Mo.
Survivors include two daughters, Judy Hefner, Rogers, Ark., and Betty Carlton,
Springdale, Ark.; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and one
great-great-grandchild. Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m., Wednesday,
March 31, at Green Lawn Cemetery, Schell City, Mo. Friends may call after noon
Tuesdaay at Lewis-Hoagland Funeral Home in Schell City, Mo. No formal visitation
BOYD, Lois Mae (1922 - 2006)
Nevada Daily Mail, Sunday, December 3, 2006
Lois Mae Boyd, age 84, of Nevada died peacefully at her home in Nevada on
Friday, Dec. 1, 2006. She was born on Oct. 24, 1922, in Nevada to Lewis Robert
Bryan and Ida Mae Darrow Bryan. On Aug. 31, 1939, she was married in Rich Hill,
Mo., to Murl W. Boyd and he preceded her in death on June 7, 1995. Lois attended
Nevada schools and worked at the Nevada State Hospital as a dental assistant for
29 years until her retirement in 1985. Lois enjoyed bowling and was a member of
the Twilight Bowling League in Nevada and was a past Boy Scout leader. She was a
longtime member of the First Christian Church in Nevada. Survivors include four
children, Barbara R. Moore of Nevada, Sharon Maxine Sutcliffe of Joplin, Randy
T. Boyd and his wife Mickie of Nevada, and Ricky Bryan Boyd of Nevada; 18
grandchildren, 47 great-grandchildren, 18 great-great-grandchildren; and one
brother, Robert Lee Bryan of Nevada. A memorial service will be held at 10:30
a.m., on Monday, Dec. 4, at Ferry Funeral Home in Nevada. A private committal
will follow at a later date.
BOYLES, Marion Frank (1928 - 2008)
Cass County Democrat Missourian, Friday, 20 August 2008
Marion Frank Boyles, Nov. 6, 1928 - Aug. 21, 2008. Marion Frank Boyles, 79,
Garden City, died Aug. 21, 2008, at Research Medical Center, Kansas City. He was
born Nov. 6, 1928, in Bates County, the son of Marion David and Eliza Ellen
(Cox) Boyles. Dec. 29, 1957, he married Ellen Arlene Carnagie in Joplin. Mr.
Boyles was employed as a truck driver for Randy Mickelberry Trucking in
Harrisonville until his retirement in 1999. He enjoyed his friends at Old Cedar
Inn and was friendly and outgoing. Frank had lived in Lamar and Harrisonville
before moving to Garden City in 1984. Preceding him in death by were his wife,
Ellen, on June 4, 2003; two brothers, Joe and George; and a sister,
Goldie.Surviving are two sisters, Frances Jones, Garnett, Kan., and Chesley
Miller, Blue Springs; several nieces and nephews; other relatives and many
friends.Casket bearers were Ivan Cumpton, Dillard Meins, Ronnie Meins, John
Morris, Joe Petty and Marty Seleman.Services were Aug. 25 at the Dickey Funeral
Home, Garden City, with the Rev. George Geesey officiating. Burial was in the
Garden City Cemetery, Garden City, under the direction of the Dickey Funeral
Home, Garden City.
BOWERS, Robert Lee (1939 - 2006)
Adrian Journal, 29 March 2006
Robert Lee Bowers 1939-2006.
Robert Lee Bowers passed away at St. Luke's Hospital on March 17, 2006.
Graveside memorial services will be held on April 23 by his family at the
Benjamin Cemetery near Amoret, MO.
BOWMAN, Mary (1830 - 1915)
The Adrian Journal. Submitted by Sandee Hubbard
MRS. MARY BOWMAN DEAD - Mrs. Mary Bowman, eighty five years old, died at the
home of her nephew, W. I. Hardman in East Boone township Wednesday, March 31st.
Funeral will be held at Burdett this, Thursday, afternoon.
BRACHER, Wilfred Kenneth "Bill" (4 February 1934 - 20 May
Hill & Son Funeral Home
Bill Bracher (February 4, 1934 - May 20, 2010) Wilfred Kenneth “Bill” Bracher,
son of Oscar and Hilda (Rapp) Bracher, was born February 4, 1934 on his parents'
farm northwest of Rockville, Missouri. He departed this life May 20, 2010 on
that same farm where he had lived for just over 76 years. Bill was a member of
Zion Lutheran Church of Prairie City. He was baptized March 11, 1934 and
confirmed May 23, 1948. He attended Fairmount and Zion Lutheran School. He
served in the United States Air Force from 1953 to 1957 as a Crew Chief on F-86
fighter aircraft. On December 28, 1957 Bill was united in Marriage to Delores
Nichols of Appleton City. They were blessed with three children. Bill was a
farmer. He liked the outdoors - hunting, fishing and camping. He looked forward
each year for the coming of the purple martins and hummingbirds. He enjoyed
visiting with family and friends and Friday night card games. Preceding Bill in
death were his parents, a son-in-law Roy Watson and two brothers-in-law, Wilber
Van Winkle and Donald Wiltz. Survivors include Delores, his wife of 52 years;
his three children, Russell Bracher and wife Janet of Montrose, Missouri,
Roxanne and husband Edward Jurgensmeyer of Montrose, Missouri and Ranae and
husband Daris Magoffin of Rockville, Missouri; seven grandchildren, Travis,
Trevor and Katelyn Bracher, Tyler Jurgensmeyer and wife Stacey, Noah
Jurgensmeyer, Bruce Watson and wife Scarlett and Anna Magoffin; five
great-grandchildren, Cayden Jurgensmeyer, Charlene, Roy, Sahara and Sibylla
Watson; and one sister Leona Wiltz of Appleton City, Missouri. Service: Zion
Lutheran Church in Prairie City, Missouri on Monday, May 24, 2010 at 10:00 a.m.
Minister: Pastor Michael Manz . Visitation: Hill & Son Funeral Home in Appleton
City, Missouri on Sunday, May 23, 2010 between 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. Interment: Zion
Lutheran Cemetery in Prairie City, Missouri. Memorials: Zion Lutheran Church or
BRADBURY, Ralph Eugene (1955 - 2007)
St. Clair County Courier, 7 December 2007
Ralph Eugene Bradbury, 52, Odessa, died Nov. 25, 2007 at St. Mary's Medical
Center, Blue Springs. He was born Aug. 18, 1955, the son of Glenn Paul and Mary
Louise Stumpff Bradbury, in Warrensburg.He was married on April 2, 1983 to
Judith Lynn Kidwell in Raytown. Bradbury grew up in Holden and had lived in
Raytown before moving to Odessa in 1988. He was a 1973 graduate of Raytown High
School and a 2005 graduate of M.T.T.I., Kansas City. He also was a graduate of
John Barnes Advance Myofascial Therapist Training. He was self-employed, owner
and operator of Inspirational Therapies, LLC, licensed massage therapist and an
advanced myofascial therapist. He had owned and operated Bradbury Construction
and Remodeling, Raytown; was maintenance supervisor of the Odessa R-7 School
District from 1988-94, and was employed by Dowell Construction. Bradbury was a
minister in the Unity Life Church, obtaining his license in 2007. He was
preceded in death by his mother, Mary Louise Stumpff Bradbury, in 1989.
Survivors include his wife, of the home; a son, Gene Bradbury, Blue Springs; a
daughter, Candice Bradbury, Odessa; his father, formerly of Holden, now of
Roscoe; a sister, Linda Bradbury, Raytown and a granddaughter, Anna Marie
Bradbury. The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29 at the
Ralph O. Jones Funeral Home, Odessa. Private family prayer service preceded
Cremation with private scattering at a later date. Memorial contributions may be
made to the Ralph E. Bradbury Memorial Fund.
BRADBURY, Ralph Eugene (1955 - 2007)
Kansas City Star, 28 November 2007
Ralph Eugene Bradbury, 52, Odessa, formerly of Raytown, Mo., died November 25,
2007. Visitation 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the Ralph O. Jones Chapel, (816) 633-5524.
Contributions can go to the Ralph E. Bradbury Memorial Fund. The family will
have a private prayer service and cremation will follow the visitation.
BRADFORD, James Allen (1920 - 2009)
Adrian Journal, 9 January 2009
James Allen Bradford 1920 - 2009
James Allen Bradford, 88, of Adrian, Missouri passed away on Thursday, January
1, 2009 at the Adrian Manor. Funeral services were held 11 a.m. Tuesday, January
6, 2009 at the Merwin Christian Church in Merwin, Missouri. Burial will be in
the Sharon Cemetery in Drexel, Missouri. Memorial contributions may be made to
the Merwin Christian Church or Heartland Hospice.
BRADFORD, James Allen (1920 - 2009)
Drexel Star, Friday, January 30, 2009
James Allen Bradford 1920-2009. James Allen Bradford, 88, of Adrian, Missouri
passed away on Thursday, January 1, 2009 at the Adrian Manor. Funeral services
were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, January 6, 2009 at the Merwin Christian Church in
Merwin, Missouri. Burial was in the Sharon Cemetery in Drexel, Missouri.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Merwin Christian Church or Heartland
Hospice. Arrangements by Langsford Funeral Home, 115 SW 3rd St., Lee’s Summit,
BRADFORD, James Allen (1920- 2009)
Kansas City Star, 4 January 2009
James Allen Bradford, 88, of Adrian, Missouri, passed away on Thursday, January
1, 2009, at the Adrian Manor. Funeral services will be 11 a.m., Tuesday, January
6, 2009, at the Merwin Christian Church in Merwin, Missouri. Visitation will be
from 10-11 a.m. at the church. Burial will be in the Sharon Cemetery in Drexel,
Missouri. Memorial contributions may be made to the Merwin Christian Church or
Heartland Hospice. Jim was born February 23, 1920 in Chillicothe, Missouri. He
was a WWII Army Veteran and was a member of the Drexel, Missouri VFW Lodge. He
was preceded in death by his wife Lucille Bradford. Survivors include his son
Gene Bradford (Nancy) of Archie, Missouri and his daughter Kay Batchelder
(Roger) of Drexel, Missouri. 8-grandchildren Robin Kimbrough, Robert Krogsdale,
Brad Batchelder, Jason Batchelder, Katie McClammer, John Bradford, Jeff Hobbs,
and Kelly Corn. 16-great grandchildren and 1-great great grandson. Arrangements
by: Langsford Funeral Home, 115 SW 3rd St., Lee's Summit, Missouri 64063;
BRAUN, Marjorie Gene (1921 - 2008)
Cass County Democrat Missourian, 7 August 2008
Marjorie Gene Braun, Nov. 15, 1921 - Aug. 2, 2008. Marjorie Gene Braun, 86,
Peculiar, died Aug. 2, 2008. She was born Nov. 15, 1921, in Kansas City, Kan.,
the daughter of Werner G. and Mollie C. (Smith) Hagemann. A private family
inurnment will be held at Wills Cemetery, Peculiar, under the direction of
Atkinson Funeral Home, Harrisonville.
BREINER, Leroy O. "Roy" (1935 - 2007)
Nevada Daily Mail, Tuesday, June 19, 2007
Leroy O. "Roy" Breiner, 72, passed away June 14, 2007, at St. Lukes Hospital
from a long term illness. Roy was born March 27, 1935, in Butler, Mo. He married
Marlene Butler on July 3, 1954. They were happily married for 52 years. He is
survived by his wife, Marlene Breiner; son, Chris Breiner and his wife, Trish;
grandson Brandon; daughter, Gena Phillips and her husband, Jeff; grandsons,
Connor and Ryan; sister, Juddie Young; sister-in-law, Virginia Moore; and
several nieces and nephews of Nevada. Roy is preceded in death by his parents,
two brothers, and his favorite mother-in-law. A visitation was held 6-8 p.m.,
Tuesday, June 10, at White Chapel Funeral Home, 6600 NE Antioch Rd., Gladstone,
BRESHEARS, Ralph (1922 - 2007)
St. Clair County Courier, 26 January 2007
Ralph Breshears was born on June 24, 1922 in Fairfield to Henry and Ida Button
Breshears and passed away on Jan. 20, 2007 at his son's home in Montrose. Ralph
was married to Opal Mae Harris on June 24, 1947 in Ft. Scott, Kan. They were
blessed with four sons. Ralph spent most of his life in Montrose. He was a
mechanic and owned a small shop with his son, Buster. Ralph was preceded in
death by three sons, Ray Allen, Sammy Lee and Ronnie Eugene; one great-grandson,
Matthew Lane; his parents, Henry and Ida Breshears; two brothers, Jake and Noah
and one nephew, Donnie Breshears. Ralph is survived by his wife Opal Mae of the
home; one son, Buster and his wife Margaret of Montrose; two grandsons, Jason
and his wife, Melissa of Ft. Hood, Texas and Mathew and his wife, Tammy of
Deepwater; four great-grandchhildren, Caitlyn, Emma and Ray Allen of Ft. Hood,
Texas and Zoie of Deepwater; one brother, Denver Breshears, Clinton; one sister,
Alleen Harris of Lowry City and several nieces and nephews. Services were held
Wednesday, Jan. 24 at Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel. Officiated by Greg Mangum. Music
selection was "Amarillo Sky".
Casketbearers were Jason Breshears, Larry Houk, Raymond Rotert, Mathew
Breshears, Earl Goth, Jimmy Wagner, and Jerry Martin. Interment was in Shiloh
Cemetery with arrangements by Sheldon-Goodrich Funeral Home, Osceola.
BREWER, Ethel Elizabeth (1922 - 2006)
Nevada Daily Mail, Tuesday, August 8, 2006
Ethel Elizabeth Brewer, age 83, former resident of Cavalry Crossing Apartments,
Fort Scott, Kan., died Saturday, Aug. 5, 2006, at Fort Scott Medicalodge. She
was born Oct. 23, 1922, in Greensburg, Kan., the daughter of Will J. and Helena
J. Unruh. Ethel was a 1941 graduate of Nevada High School and graduated in 1946
from Salt City Business College in Hutchinson, Kan. She married Paul M. Brewer
on July 31, 1950, in Fayetteville, Ark. He preceded her in death on March 5,
1986. Ethel was retired following 25 years of employment as department manager
for Farm and Home Savings Company, Nevada. She also worked for seven years with
Nevada Wal-Mart. In her earlier years she was an active leader with Boy Scouts
in Hutchinson and Nevada. She was a Fred Harvey Girl in 1945 in Newton, Kan. She
was an adult Girl Scout member since 1970, host site manager for Bourbon County
Share Program, and did volunteer work for the Moss House and the RSVP program.
With her love for gardening, she attended to the flowers planted at Cavalry
Crossing Apartments. Survivors include two daughters, Susan Elizabeth Lemmon and
husband Melvin, Fort Scott, and Martha Jane Sander and husband Daroan, Nevada;
one stepson, Tom Shanley and wife Linda, Hutchinson; three sisters, Elda Becker,
Halstead, Kan., Luella Williamson, Gahanna, Ohio, and Ruth Dyer, Benson, Ariz.;
four grandchildren, Darrell Sander, Jennifer Sander, Amy Lemmon and Taylor Ann
Lemmon; and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband, she was
preceded in death by her parents, one brother, Victor Unruh, and three sisters,
Wilma Unruh, Martha Unruh and Flora Smith. Tim Woodring, pastor of senior
involvement at Community Christian Church, conducted funeral services at 2 p.m.,
Today, at the Cheney Witt Memorial Chapel. Burial followed in the Deerfield
Cemetery, Deerfield, Mo. The family received friends from 1 p.m., until service
time at the funeral home.
BREWSTER, Janice K. (1939 - 2008)
Mullinax Funeral Home
Janice K. Brewster, November 17, 1939 - June 30, 2008 - Janice Kay Brewster, 68
of Belton, Missouri, passed away June 30, 2008.
Visitation will be from noon to 1pm Thursday, July 3, 2008, at Mullinax Funeral
Home, Drexel, Missouri. Graveside service 1pm at Sharon Cemetery, Drexel. In
lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions in Janice’s name to
the Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care, which may be left in care of the
funeral home. Written messages may be sent to the family at www.mullinaxfh.com.
Janice is survived by her siblings, Nadine Dobbins of Santa Fe, Calif., Judith
Lee of Holt, Mo., Ben Stark of Mound City, Kan., Bob Stark of LaCygne, Kan.,
Larry Calvin of Raymore, Mo., and Gary Calvin of Liberty, Mo., and many loving
nieces and nephews.
BREWSTER, Janice Kay (1939 - 2008)
Kansas City Star, 2 July 2008
Janice Kay Brewster, 68 of Belton, Missouri, passed away June 30, 2008.
Visitation will be from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, July 3, 2008, at Mullinax
Funeral Home, Drexel, Missouri. Graveside service 1 p.m. at Sharon Cemetery,
Drexel. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions in
Janice's name to the Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care, which may be left in
care of the funeral home. Written messages may be sent to the family at
www.mullinaxfh.com. Janice is survived by her siblings, Nadine Dobbins of Santa
Fe, Calif., Judith Lee of Holt, Mo., Ben Stark of Mound City, Kan., Bob Stark of
LaCygne, Kan., Larry Calvin of Raymore, Mo., and Gary Calvin of Liberty, Mo.,
and many loving nieces and nephews. The family is being assisted by Mullinax
Funeral Home, 816-657-4400.
BRIGGS, Melvin L. (1931 - 2008)
Kansas City Star, 15 September 2008
Melvin L. Briggs, 77, Stanley, Kan., passed away Friday, September 12, 2008.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 16, at the First Baptist Church
of Stilwell, 19950 Broadmoor Lane, Stilwell, Kan. Burial in Floral Hills
Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday, at the Church. Melvin was
born on May 18, 1931, in Butler, Mo., to R.C. and Jessie Lee Shultz Briggs and
was a member of the Amsterdam Baptist Church. He followed his father's footsteps
by starting his own sod business. Melvin was stationed in Okinawa, Japan, during
the Korean war serving his country proudly. He was united in marriage to Norma
Eisele to which two sons were born, Steve and Bryan. Later, Melvin was joined in
marriage to Susan Luttrell, to which a son, Mark, and a daughter, Leann, was
born. Melvin was known in the KC area as the grandfather of the sod business. In
the early 70s, Melvin represented his fellow sod farmers as president of the
K.C. Turf Association. For several years he served as the Kansas State
Representative for the American Sod Producers Association. He was also known for
selling the Zoysia plugger and plugs which were shipped worldwide. Another one
of his accomplishments was coinventing the B & E mower. In his attempt to
retire, he continued in the nursery business and a large cattle operation. His
hobbies were working, fishing and winning at the craps table. He loved traveling
to the Turf Producers International Convention and touring other sod farms.
Melvin met many friends from all areas of the world. Another one of his joys in
life was attending local auctions. Melvin was most known for helping others
start their own sod business, giving advice and helping anyone in need. He is
dearly loved and will be missed by his family and many friends. He was preceded
in death by his parents, and three brothers, Donald, Riley Jr. and Hubert.
Survivors include his brother, Wilbur Briggs, Freeman, Mo.; sister, Dorothy
McBee and husband Bill, Stilwell, Kan.; his three sons, Steve Briggs, Stanley,
Kan.; Bryan Briggs and wife Teresa, West Line, Mo., Mark Briggs, LaCygne, Kan.;
and his daughter, Leann Briggs- Lewis and husband Robert, Olathe, Kan.; two
grandchildren, one great grandson and a special friend, Tutty Skivers
(Gertrude). Memorial contributions may be given to First Baptist Church of
Stilwell. To leave a special message for the family please visit our website at
www.penwellgabel.com. Arr.: Penwell-Gabel Louisburg Chapel (913) 837-4310.
BRIGHT, Edgar Lee (1933 - 2005)
Adrian Journal, 3 August 2005
Edgar Lee Bright, Sr. 1933-2005 -- Edgar Lee Bright, age 72, of Butler, MO died
Monday, August 1, 2005 at Willow Lane Nursing Home in Butler. He was born May
15, 1933 to Edgar Otis and Wilma May Arnold Bright in Foster, MO. Memorial
Services were 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, August 3, 2005 at the Schowengerdt Funeral
Chapel in Butler with Brother John Davis officiating. Inurnment, Ridgewood
Cemetary, Wellston, OH. Contributions may be made to the Foster Christian
BRIGHT, Heather D. (1979 - 2007)
Nevada Daily Mail, Tuesday, October 16, 2007
Heather Dawn Bright, age 28, of Liberal, passed away Friday morning, Oct. 12,
2007, due to an automobile accident. Heather was born Aug. 2, 1979, in Fort
Scott, Kansas to Steve and Wilma (Stevens) Bright. She graduated from Bronaugh
High School in 1997 and attended Fort Scott Community College. Heather was
currently working on the family farm and had made plans to pursue a business
degree at Vatterott College. She attended Main Street Bible Church in Liberal.
Heather will be forever remembered for the joy that she shared through her
infectious laugh, her strong work ethic, and her indomitable spirit. She was a
wonderful mother, daughter, sister, aunt, and friend. Survivors include her
children, Shaye Dawn Marie and Treyton James, of the home; her father and
step-mother, Steve and Cindy Bright, Girard, Kan.; mother and step-father, Wilma
and Rick Bevenue, Nevada; a sister and brother-in-law, Jennifer & Eric Yount,
Liberal; a step-brother, Kyle Robertson, Girard; a step-sister, Beth Robertson,
Franklin, Kansas; and a large extended family. Funeral services will be held at
1 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 16, at Daniel Funeral Home with burial in Shiloh Cemetery
northwest of Liberal. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested
to a family memorial fund to benefit Heather's children and may be sent to
Daniel Funeral Home.
BRISCOE, Bonnie (?? - 2008)
Kansas City Star, 17 April 2008
Briscoe, Bonnie - Bonnie Briscoe, 70, of Rich Hill, Mo., died Wednesday, April
16, 2008. Funeral services 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 19, at Schowengerdt
Funeral Chapel, (660) 679-6555, Butler, Mo. Visitation 7-8 p.m. Friday at the
chapel. Burial at Woodfin Cemetery, Foster, Mo. Contributions to cemetery or
American Cancer Society.
BROCKMAN, Gladys Lorene (1909 - 2008)
Cass County Missourian
Gladys Lorene Brockman, Nov. 20, 1909 - Jan. 23, 2008 - Gladys Lorene (Nicholas)
Burhart Brockman, 98, Adrian, died Jan. 23, 2008. She was born Nov. 20, 1909, in
Cedar Springs, the daughter of George W. and Chloe (Rittenhour) Nicholas.
Services were Jan. 26 at the Atkinson Chapel, Adrian, with burial in Love
Cemetery, Cedar Springs, under the direction of Atkinson Funeral Home, Adrian.
BROOKS, Ella Mae (Burris) (1934 - 2008)
Ferry Funeral Home
Ella Mae (Burris) Brooks - Ella Mae Brooks, 74, Nevada, MO, lost her battle to
leukemia on July 23, 2008 at her home. She was born June 12, 1934 in Bloomfield,
NE, to Oran Everett and Bonavie Emalyne (LaFarge) Burrus. She married Nelson Ray
Brooks on June 27, 1953 at the Methodist Church in Hume, MO, and he survives of
the home. Ella Mae attended Rich Hill schools for 1st-3rd grades, Prairie Union
Grade School (a country school) for 4th and 6th grades as she was allowed to
bypass 5th grade, and then Hume R-8 for grades 7-12. She graduated from Hume
High School in 1951 right along with her husband. Ella Mae worked for the Hume
R-8 Schools as secretary to the superintendent for two years before getting
married in 1953. She stayed at home and babysat, sewed and did alteration work,
and was active in her two children’s school activities. She began a career with
Sears Roebuck & Co. in Nevada in September of 1968 until they closed in December
of 1982. Then, she transferred to Overland Park Sears Store Group Office in
January 1983 ordering for buyers until they closed the Metcalf South office in
1988. She was then hired by Don and Cindy Wells, of Thomas Pharmacy, as a
cashier, then accountant for the store, and eventually a pharmacy technician.
The business was sold in 1991 to Dan Saleaumua, former Kansas City Chiefs
player, who opened The Medicine Shoppe and Ella Mae worked there until her
retirement in 1996. lla Mae committed her life to Christ at the age of 16 at the
Pleasanton Baptist Church. She transferred her membership to Calvary Baptist of
Nevada in 1953, and then joined the First Baptist Church of Nevada in 1989.
Other memberships included O.E.S.#53 (Order of the Eastern Star), Vernon County
BPW, softball and bowling teams, den mother for Cub Scout Pack 42, cookie
chairman for Girl Scouts, and president of Franklin School and NHS PTA’s. She
also enjoyed spending time with family, vacationing in Colorado, and reading.
Survivors in addition to her husband, Nelson, include one son, Randy Brooks, and
his wife, Amy, of Nevada; one daughter, Ranea Schulze, and her husband, Ron, of
Nevada; six grandchildren: Christopher Schulze, and his wife, Jenny, of
Republic; Kyle Schulze, of Nevada; Bob, Amanda and Bryan Brooks, of Florida;
Isabella Brooks, of Nevada; three step-grandchildren: Samantha, Tayrin, and
Kodie Schmitt, of Nevada; and a great-grandchild due in January 2009; one
sister, Dorothy “Tiny” Busbea, Blue Springs, MO; one brother, Oran Allen Burrus,
Nevada; and many nieces, nephews, and friends. She was preceded in death by her
parents; one niece, Lisa Burrus; three nephews: Oran Everett Burrus, Travis Alan
Burrus, and David Lee Busbea; one great-nephew, Khalab Cargill; and four
brothers-in-law: Melvin, Tom, and Bob Brooks, and Darrell Busbea. Funeral
services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 26 at the First Baptist
Church in Nevada, MO with Dr. William Cox officiating. Interment will follow in
BROWN, David F. (1926 - 2006)
St. Clair County Courier, 21 April 2006
David F. Brown was born April 23, 1926, in Butler, the son of Jacob and Rhoda
Hartzel Brown. He passed away April 12, 2006, at Medical Lodge of Butler at the
age of 79. David was united in marriage Feb. 2, 1946, in Butler, to Juanita
Black. To this union, five children were born. David was a retired truck driver.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Juanita, on July 10, 2004. He was also
preceded in death by two sons, David Alan and Glenn Russell; his parents; one
sister, Violet; and one great grandson. David is survived by two sons, Carl
Edward Brown, Wichita, Kan., and Harold W. Brown and his wife, Joyce, Belton;
one daughter, April Nichols and husband Marion, Rich Hill; one brother, Kenneth
Brown and his wife Eileen, Burnet, Texas; nine grandchildren and several great
grandchildren. Services were held Saturday, April 15, at Heuser Funeral Home
with Bro. Bill Perkey officiating. Casketbearers were Geoffrey Brown, Wayne
West, Clifford Smith, Les Brown, Steve Base and Jim West. Interment was in
Greenlawn Cemetery, Rich Hill. Arrangements were by Heuser Funeral Home, Rich
BROWN, Dwight Darrell (1936 - 2008)
Dwight Darell Brown, 65, Harwood, was born Aug. 5, 1936 and departed this life
on Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2001, at his home. He was the oldest of four children born
to the union of the late Clifton and Veva June (Clevenger) Brown. Dwight
graduated from Harwood grade school in 1950 and from Walker High School in 1954.
After his graduation, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy making the military his
career. On July 16, 1968, he was advanced to the rank of Chief Petty Officer
holding that rank until his retirement in 1974. His career saw him serving on
six ships of the Atlantic and Pacific Fleets with two tours of shore duty and
duty aboard our Nation's first helicopter carrier. For his years of dedicated
service he was awarded the following service ribbons and medals with battle
stars; National Defense with star; China Service; five Good Conduct awards;
Armed Forces Expedionary with star; Vietnam with three stars; Meritories Unit
Commendation, Vietnam and Combat Action. After retirement, Dwight returned to
Harwood where he cared for his mother until her death in 1994. He was a member
of the Harwood Methodist Church, Royal Neighbors of America and was a member of
the U.S. Navy Memorial and Retired Enlisted Association. Survivors include two
brothers, Doyle Brown-Harwood and Larry Brown-Nevada; one sister, Arleta
Wilson-Rich Hill; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends. Services
were held at Friday, Nov. 23, at the Lewis-Hoagland Funeral Home in Schell City
with Pastor Don Bliss officiating. Musical selections were provided by David and
Betsy Souza. Pallbearers were Roy Parkison, Dick Hacker, Ronald Elliott, Gerald
Stark, Dwight, Scotten and Orval Moore. Honorary pallbearers were Charles
Foreman, J.E. Brown, Fred Reedy, Dale Stark, Harry Foreman, Jimmy Jackson and
Bobby Scotten. Interment was in the Green Mound Cemetery in Harwood under the
direction of the Lewis-Hoagland Funeral Home, Schell City.
BROWN, G.F. Quincy (1908 - 1999)
St. Clair County Courier, December 1999
George Francis Quincy Brown, 91, of Appleton City, passed away Nov. 28, 1999 at
the Ellett Memorial Hospital in Appleton City. He was born Jan. 22, 1908 in
Bates County, the son of Irk Merton and Minnie Maud (Browning) Brown. He
attended the Reynard Elementary School and Appleton City High School. He then
attended the Kemper Military School at Booneville, graduating in 1926. He went
to Kansas City and spent a couple of years with TWA as a pilot. He then moved
back to Appleton City in the Round Prairie Community and began farming. On Nov.
1, 1931, he was united in marriage to Lena Lucille Schapeler and established
their home in the Round Prairie Community. To this union six children were born.
Quincy accepted Christ Dec. 9, 1935 and became a member of the Round Prairie
Babtist Church where he served as his health permitted. He served on the Reynard
School Board and was involved in the building of the Hudson R-9 School as board
president. He served on the Citizens Bank board of directors for 49 years,
retiring in October of 1986. He wa a 50 year member of the Appleton City Masonic
Lodge #412 A.F. & A.M. He loved farming and raising cattle and hogs. He enjoyed
fishing and traveling. He was preceded in death by his parents and infant
daughter, Lodema Lucille. He is survived by his wife Lena Lucille Brown, five
children, Warren Quincy Brown of the home; Esther Lou and husband Chuck Thompson
of Alamo, Texas; George William Brown of Carrollton, Texas; Marilyn Bradley of
Denton, Texas and Eddie Brown and wife, Joyce of Appleton City; 10
grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; 3 great-great-grandchildren and one
brother, Trucy Brown and wife, Frances of Appleton City and a host of relatives
and friends. Funeral services were held at the Hill and Son Funeral Home in
Appleton City Wednesday, Dec. 1 at 2 p.m.officiated by Brother Othal Hodson and
Brother Joe Wix, Jr. There was a Masonic Service by the Appleton City Masonic
Lodge #412 .F. & A.M. Music was by Linda Hargrave, organist, and Roy Steiner,
vocalist. The songs were "When The Roll Is called Up Yonder" and "How great Thou
Art". Casketbearers were Randy Conard, MikeParham, R.C. Bradley, Danny
Bradley, Jeff Miller and David Dolbow. Interment was in the Round Prairie
Appleton City. Memorials may be made to the Round Prairie Cemetery, Kamp Kiersey
or the Appleton City Library.
BROWN, Ida C. Stark (?? - 2008)
Kansas City Star, 23 April 2008
Ida C. Stark Brown 87 Russell, KS, formerly of Butler, MO died Mon. April 21,
2008. Funeral services 2 pm Thurs. Apr. 24, Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel (660-
679-6555), Butler, MO. Visitation 1-2 pm Thurs., Chapel. Contributions, American
BROWN, Newton (1835 - 1916)
Adrian Journal, Thursday, March 23, 1916. Submitted by Sandee Hubbard
NEWTON BROWN DEAD - Newton Brown died at the home of his sister, Mrs. D.
C. Cloud in Altona, Monday, March 20, 1916 aged 81 years, 2 months and 17 days.
Death resulted from injuries, an account of which is given in another column of
The Journal. Mr. Brown was born in Polk county, Mo., and came to Bates county in
1856, and for sixty years had been a respected citizen of Grand River township.
Mr. Brown was one of the charter members of the Altona Baptist Church and
remained a member of same until death. He was never married. Funeral services
for Mr. Brown were held from the Altona Baptist church TuesdayAfternoon
conducted by Rev. Smith of Dayton, Missouri.
BROWN, William W. (1912 - 2007)
St. Clair County Courier, 23 November 2007
William "Bill" W. Brown, age 95, of Collins passed away Nov. 15, 2007 at
Sac-Osage Hospital, Osceola. He was born March 18, 1912 at Weaubleau to Perry
and Ida Brown. He was a farmer and longtime area resident of Colins. He liked to
fish, hunt, play pitch and was a fan of the Royals. He is survived by a son and
wife, Jack and Mary Brown of Deepwater; two grandchildren and six great
grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, daughter, Barbara and
wife, Hazel Brown. Memorial services will be 10 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 1, 2007, at
Hathaway-Peterman Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Kent Parson officiating.
Visitation will be held from 9 until 10 a.m., Saturday prior to the service at
Hathaway-Peterman Home, Wheatland. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions
may be made to the donor's choice.
BROWNING, Cicero Jasper (1860 - 1933)
Obituary from the Republican Press, Bates County, Missouri, October 12, 1933.
Submitted by Sandee Hubbard.
Death of Cicero J. Browning - Cicero J. Browning, a well known farmer of the
Virginia neighborhood, died Thursday morning, October 5. He is survived by a
large family and many friends in his community. Funeral services were conducted
from his home in Charlotte township, Friday afternoon, October 6, by Rev. L. W.
Keele of Butler and burial was made in Adam Howe cemetery. The following history
of the life of Mr. Browning has been given to The Press: Cicero Jasper Browning,
son of Jasper and Amanda Browning, was born in Bates County, Missouri, April 12,
1860, and passed away on the farm where he was born, October 5, 1933, being at
the time of his death past 73 years of age. He was united in marriage to Nancy
Jane Heckadon, August 20, 1884. To this union were born nine children, seven of
whom survive, two having preceded him in death. He is survived by his widow and
the following children: Arthur L., Douglas B. and Marlin A., of Butler; Oral and
James Levy Browning of Kansas City; Beulah Boling of Osawatomie, Kansas, and
Edna Mitts of Nevada, Mo. He is also survived by a half brother and a half
sister, 25 grandchildren and five great grandchildren, besides a circle of
relatives and friends who are greatly grieved at his departure. He was a kind
and thoughtful companion and a just and devoted father. Having spent his entire
life in the community where he died, he won the high regard and esteem of a
large number of neighbors and sincere friends. Brother Browning, with his
faithful and devoted companion, has by his long and useful life, contributed
much to the well-being of the world and humanity in their noble family of
children. Time alone will tell what the harvest of a well spent life shall be
when the sheaves shall be gathered in.
BROWNING, L.O. (?? - 1925)
From the Bates County Democrat, Friday, January 7, 1926. Submitted by Sandee
Charlotte Flashes - The body of L. O. Browning a structural steel worker who met
instant death while employed at Cincinnati, Ohio, arrived at Virginia January
1st, 1926, where his funeral was conducted in the Christian Church by Elder
Mills of Rich Hill, Missouri, after which his remains were laid to rest in the
Howel cemetery by the side of his mother who preceded him several years ago. He
was a son of Lee Browning. Besides his wife who accompanied the body, he leaves
his father and sister, Mrs. Ray Jundy and a number of uncles, aunts and cousins
in this vicinity and his aunt, Mrs. Will Burnhardt, and two sons of Kansas City
who attended his funeral to mourn his untimely departure. He lived here until
about seventeen years old. He was an ex-service man and carried insurance to the
amount of $10,000.
BROWNING, Mattie Dudley (1861 - 1899)
From the Butler Weekly Times May 11, 1899. Submitted by Sandee Hubbard.
Virginia Items - Miss Mattie Dudley was born in Mason county, Ill., May, 1861.
Her father, John W. Dudley, moved to Bates county in the fall of 1869 and bought
a farm four miles west of Butler. He died May, 1877. Miss Mattie was married to
Lee Browning in 1884. She died May 2, 1899. To this union two children were
born; she leaves two brothers and an aged mother. We have been acquainted with
Mrs. Browning since her marriage. She was of a kind and loving disposition to
every one she came in contact with, always had a pleasant smile on her face. She
and her husband always made people welcome at their house, friend or foe always
received kind treatment at their home. She was always ready, so far as in her
power, to relieve the suffering. During their financial trouble she was a great
help to her husband. She worked hard. She loved her two children, Miss Minnie
and brother, and it was her greatest care to look after her children. It seemed
hard for her to leave her children when they needed her care so much, knowing
the many temptations they are subject to in this unfriendly world, and also the
aged mother who is bordering on the edge of the grave. Rev. Jones of Butler,
preached her funeral from Luke 23:42, “Nevertheless not my will but Thine be
done,” after which her body was taken to the Howell grave yard and laid in its
last resting place.
BROWNING, Nancy Jane (1866 - 1953)
From the Bates County Democrat, Thursday, Sept 3, 1953. Submitted by Sandee
Virginia Locals - Word was received here of the death of Mrs. Nan Browning at
the home of her son, Arthur Browning in Kansas City. She was raised in our
community and lived most of her life here in Bates County. Her funeral was held
Monday, August 31, at Schell City.
BROWNSBERGER, Dorothy (1919 - 2008)
Hill & Son Funeral Home, Appleton City, Mo.
Dorothy Brownsberger passed to eternal life at her residence at The Rose Estates
in Overland Park, Kansas on January 21, 2008…she was one day shy of her 89th
birthday. She was a woman who loved deeply and was deeply loved in return. She
lived her faith. Dorothy (nee Duewel) was born January 22, 1919 to Minnie
Lillian Wally and Wallace Carl Duewel in Kansas City. She was raised in and
spent most of her life in the Montrose, Missouri area. Minnie, her mother, was a
homemaker and Carl, her father, operated a mechanic shop and was an accomplished
motorcycle racer. Dorothy’s father passed when she was only six years old and
she treasured her memories of him. Dorothy attended Montrose grade school and
high school. Dorothy loved to dance and she met her future husband one rainy
evening at a Montrose dance. Since it was raining, LeRoy Brownsberger, a farmer,
did not have to work and was able to attend the dance. The story goes that
Dorothy was trying to sit on the edge
of a table, started to fall and LeRoy caught her and reassured her, “I won’t let
you fall.” They fell in love and married on February 22, 1941. They were blessed
with two children, Marsha and Walt. Dorothy and LeRoy enjoyed 63 years of
marriage. Dorothy may have been small in stature but she was strong and never
ceased to amaze her family. During this last year’s Christmas celebration, Walt
asked Dorothy to bless us and the meal the family was about to share. She
promptly said the blessing in German, then she repeated it in English. She was
so proud to have been given that honor and her family was so proud to have her
as their “Queen Bee.” Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband on October 7,
2004. Dorothy will
be missed by her daughter, Marsha Thornburg of Appleton City, Missouri and son,
Walt Brownsberger and his wife Penny of Overland Park, Kansas. She is also
survived by her six grandchildren Edie, Brenda, John, Bill, Donna and Nick.
There are nine great-grandchildren Jon, Nicole, Madeline, Joseph, Noah,
Marcello, Mariella, Christopher and Francesca. She is also survived by her
brother, Wally Duewel and his wife Mary of Kansas City, Missouri; a
brother-in-law Martin Brownsberger of Montrose, Missouri; and many nieces and
nephews. Service: Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Montrose,
Missouri on Friday, January 25, 2008 at 10:00 a.m. Officiant: Father John
Bolderson. Visitation: Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Montrose,
Missouri on Thursday, January 24, 2008 between 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Interment: St.
Mary’s Cemetery in Montrose, Missouri. Memorial: In Lieu of flowers the family
suggests donations to St. Ludger’s Historical Fund.
BRUEGGER, Wilbur C. (1921 - 2007)
Nevada Daily Mail, Wednesday, October 17, 2007
Wilbur C. "Speedy" Bruegger, at 86, of Nevada, passed away on Oct. 14, 2007, in
Joplin, Mo. Wilbur was born on Aug. 17, 1921, to Edwin John and Mattie Bell Keys
Bruegger and reared in Bushton, Kan. He lived in Farmington, N.M., for 38 years;
Hutchinson, Kan., for 4 years and had lived in Nevada, since 2003. He was a
graduate of Bushton High School in 1939 and was an alumni of Fort Hays State
University. He served in the United States Army during WWII. He worked in retail
sales and as a repairman with Jones & Laughlin Oil Field Company for 15 years.
He was a banker at First National Bank and Wells Fargo Bank, both in Farmington.
Mr. Bruegger was also a member of the Bushton United Methodist Church. He was a
lifetime member of the VFW and a member of Sigma Tau Gamma at Fort Hays State
University. Survivors include one brother, Virgil Bruegger, of Nevada, and
several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and a
brother, Kenneth. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Friday, Oct. 19, at
Elliott Chapel, in Hutchinson, Kan., with the Rev. Wes Anderson officiating.
Graveside services will be at 1 a.m., Friday, Oct. 19, at Bushton Cemetery.
Friends may call now and until Thursday at Elliott Mortuary. There will be a
military graveside conducted by the Fort Riley Honor Guard. Memorials may be
sent to Bushton United Methodist Church, in care of Elliott Mortuary, 1219 N.
Main, Hutchinson, KS, 67501.
BRUMMETT, Henry Lewis (1879 - 1965)
Adrian Journal, Thursday, March 4, 1965. Submitted by Sandee Hubbard
LAST RITES HELD FOR HENRY BRUMMETT THURSDAY, FEB. 25TH - Henry Lewis
Brummett, son of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Brummett, was born September 24, 1879 near
Rowena, Kentucky and departed this life February 23, 1965 at the age of 85
years, 4 months and 28 days. He came to the state of Missouri in the year 1906
and settled in the vicinity of Altona where he lived until 1962 when he
moved to Adrian. On August 11, 1900 he was united in marriage to Polly Ann Brown
at Cabel, Kentucky by Rev. James Shoat. To this union five children were born,
one daughter who died in infancy, a daughter, Francis, died at the age of one
year. He is survived by two sons, Charley and Norman, one daughter, Lucille
McCoy all of Adrian, one grandson, James L. McCoy of Riverside, Calif. And two
great grandchildren, Kevin and Valerie McCoy also of Riverside, California, one
sister, Nervene Brown of Jamestown, Kentucky and one brother, Owen Brummett of
Divernon, Illinois. Funeral services were held at the Six Chapel Thursday,
February 25, 1965 conducted by Rev. Marvin Keirsey. Burial was in the Altona
BRUMMETT, John R. (1863 - 1938)
From the Adrian Journal, Thursday, April 28, 1938. Submitted by Sandee Hubbard
DROPPED DEAD IN GARDEN- John R. Brummett, 74 years old, suffered a heart attack
last Friday, while working in his garden at Altona, and fell over dead; John
Chitty, who was working in a field just across the fence, noticed him at the
time and went to his aid. The body was lifeless when reached by Mr. Chitty.
Coroner Rollin H. Smith came and investigated the circumstances and ordered the
body brought to the Creath & Six funeral parlors. Mr. Brummett had lived at
Altona only a few weeks and is not known in this community. John Russell
Brummett, son of Banner and Elvira Brummett, was born at Humansville, Mo.,
December 29, 1863. His age at the time of death was 74 years, 3 months and 24
days. He was united in marriage to Mary Cole, February 15, 1886, who preceded
him in death January 22, 1932. To this union five children were born, 3
daughters and 2 sons; Mrs. Joe DeShazer, Adrian; Mrs. Chas. Sulphus, Sheridan,
Mo.; Home Brummett, Burlington Junction, Mo.; Mrs. Jesse Harris, Council Bluff,
Ia.; and Banner Brummett, deceased. One brother, E. R. Brummett of Bonville, S.
Dakota, and a sister, Mrs. Mary Pfeiffer of Marysville, also survive. He was a
member of the South Methodist Church at North Grove, Mo. Funeral services were
held from the Creath & Six chapel Sunday afternoon, conducted by the Rev. S. E.
Proilitt. Interment was made in the Altona cemetery.
BRUMMETT, Polly Ann (1882 - 1960)
Adrian Journal, Thursday, May 19, 1960. Submitted by Sandee Hubbard
Polly Ann Brummett - Polly Ann Brown, daughter of Mary and William Brown,
was born July 21, 1882 in Wayne County, Kentucky, and departed this life at the
Butler Memorial hospital May 16, 1960 at the age of 77 years, 9 months and 25
days. She was united in marriage to Henry Lewis Brummett on August 11, 1900 and
to this union five children were born, Charles Chester and Norman of the home;
Mrs. Lucille Hodges of Adrian. Two daughters, Francis and an infant preceded her
in death. Her husband, three children, one grandson, James L. McCoy,
and one great grandson; James Keven McCoy survive. She was a member of the
Altona Baptist church.Funeral services were held at the Six Chapel, Tuesday May
17, 1960 at 2:00 p.m., conducted by the Rev. Marvin Keirsey. Burial was in the
BRUMMETT, Norman (1905 - 1977)
From the Adrian Journal. Submitted by Sandee Hubbard
FUNERAL SERVICES HELD FOR NORMAN BRUMMETT - Norman, son of Polly Ann and
Henry Brummett was born in Kentucky, December 4, 1905 and departed this life
November 8, 1977 at the Westwood Home in Clinton, Mo. He lived his entire life
on a farm in and near Adrian. After he retired from farming he moved to Adrian
in the year 1964. His survivors include one sister, Lucile McConnell, Adrian;
one nephew, James McCoy and wife Eva; one great nephew Kevin McCoy and one great
niece Valarie McCoy all of Grandview, Mo. Graveside services were held November
11, 1977 at the Altona Cemetery with Rev. Marvin Keirsey officiating.
BRUNDRIDGE, Harry Leonard (1926 - 2006)
Nevada Daily Mail, Tuesday, September 12, 2006
Harry Leonard "Buck" Brundridge age 79, of Hermitage, Mo., passed away at his
home on Sunday, Sept. 10, 2006, following a lengthy illness. He was born on Nov.
15, 1926, in Vernon County, to William Cleveland and Mary Edna Brundridge. He
married Wilma Geneva Walker, on Aug. 2, 1947, who survives of the home. Harry
Leonard or "Buck" as he was known to family and friends was born and reared in
Vernon County and after a brief employment in a shipyard in Seneca, Ill.,
enlisted in the U.S. Navy at age 17. He participated in several amphibious
landings in the Pacific during World War II, working mostly with the Australian
Army as a communication specialist. After World War II he re-enlisted in the
Navy and served aboard several ships. At the time the Korean War erupted he was
aboard the Aircraft Carrier Phillippine Sea providing air support for the U.S.
Forces in Korea. On Jan. 1, 1960 he was commissioned an Ensign from the enlisted
ranks as an operation/communication specialist and served as operation officer
and navigator aboard the heavy hull repair ship Klondike for two years. This was
followed by tours as communications officer, naval weapons station, China Lake,
Calif.; naval communication station, Guam; operations officer and later
executive officer, naval comunications project officer. His last tour was as
communication/electronics adviser to the Royal Thai Navy, Bangkok, Thailand,
where he remained until his retirement as lieutenant commander on Aug. 1, 1972.
In 1973 he returned to school for one year to supplement his highter education
commenced and carried on over his years of active duty. He then accepted a
position with the city of Flagstaff, Ariz., where he remained until June of
1977, when he resigned to teach a technical course in environmental engineering
at Yavapai College, Prescott, Ariz. When this contract expired he retired in
full to beautiful Hermitage, where he enjoyed his hobbies of family genealogical
research, hunting, fishing, square dancing, line dancing, amateur radio, and his
computer. He enjoyed helping his daughter, Carol train her search and rescue
dogs. He enjoyed his time spent on fishing trips with his brother, Joe to Canada
and Arkansas. He is survived by two sons, Harry "Bucky" Leonard Jr. and his wife
Grace, William Eugene and wife Carrie; and one daughter, Carol Ann and husband
Steve; nine grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Sisters and brothers
surviving are Ruby Cook, Weeki,Wachee, Fla., Freada Fleming, Fort Scott, Kan.,
Doris Quackenbush, Nevada, Peggy Smith, Boulder, Colo., Joe Brundridge, Kansas
City, Mo.; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents,
two brothers Harry Wesley in 1971, and Cecil Dean in 1948. Funeral services will
be Wednesday, Sept. 13, at 1 p.m., at the Hathaway-Peterman Funeral Home,
Wheatland, Mo., with full military honors. Graveside services will be at 3 p.m.,
at Virgil City Cemetery, El Dorado Springs.
BRUNSON, Jane (1846 - 1917)
Appleton City Journal, Appleton City Mo., Feb 22 1917
Jane Brunson was born in Indiana, September 7, 1846. She was married to Lonson
Smith January 2, 1867. To this union were born four girls, one of whom has
preceded the mother by many years to the land of great majority, and three
survive her; Mrs. G. C. Clark of Appleton City; Mrs. J. T. Horner of Oklahoma;
and Mrs. J. R. Pollard of North Dakota. Her husband died March 5, 1909.
Subsequent to that event she lived with her sister Heppie in the north part of
Appleton City about two years ago. Since that time she has made her home with
her daughter, Mrs. G. E. Clark at whose home she died February 19, 1917 at the
age of 70 years, 6 months, and 12 days. She became a Christian in early
womanhood and died in that faith. She has been a citizen of this state for about
forty two years. Her funeral services were held at the home where she died on
February 20, 1917, in the presence of a large and sympathetic audience after
which the remains were interred in Meyers Cemetery.
BRYAN, Rita M. (1934 - 2008)
Kansas City Star, 2 August 2008
Rita M. Bryan, age 73, died on August 1, 2008, after a lengthy illness. She was
born to Lawrence and Ella Bryan on August 14, 1934 in Garnett, Kansas and grew
up in Butler, MO. After attending college at Warrensburg she entered the School
of Medical Technology at St. Luke's Hospital of Kansas City, MO and worked in
her profession for 40 years before retiring in 1995. Rita enjoyed traveling,
reading and especially gardening. She is survived by one brother, Lawrence Bryan
and his wife Norma, and one sister, Gloria Pyeatt, many nieces and nephews, her
friend of many years, Barbara Allmand, and her beloved dog, Mollie. Friends may
call from 1-2:30 p.m. Sunday, August 3, 2008, at Mt. Moriah & Freeman Funeral
Home, 10507 Holmes. Private graveside services will be held at Mt. Moriah
Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to Harvesters,
3801 Topping, Kansas City, MO 64127, or Animal Haven, 9800 W. 67th St., Merriam,
KS 66203, in her name. (Arr.: Mt. Moriah & Freeman, at 816-942- 2004.)
BUCK, Anthony Lee (?? - 2008)
Kansas City Star, 29 November 2008
Authony Lee Buck (Tony), 46, Archie, Mo., died Nov. 26, 2008. Visitation 12:30
to 2 p.m. Sunday, Cullen Funeral Home, Raymore, Mo. (816) 322-5278. Private
family graveside service Wills Cemetery. Survivors parents, Don and Rose Buck;
sister, Tracy (Ron) Hoover; nephew, Cole; niece, Carly Hoover.
BUCK, Hannah May (?? - 2008)
Kansas City Star, 28 April 2008
Buck, Hannah May - Hannah May Buck, 89, Butler, MO, passed away April 26,
2008. Funeral services 7 pm with visitation 5-7 pm Tuesday, April 29, at the
First Christian Church, Olathe, KS. Graveside services 10am Wednesday at Oak
Hill Cemetery. (Arr. Underwood-Brandtonies Funeral Home of Butler 660-679-3121)
BUCKLES, Mary Ola (1925 - 2008)
Ferry Funeral Home
Mary Ola Buckles, age 83, formerly of the Walker and Schell City areas died on
Friday, July 18, 2008 at Christian Health Care in Nevada following a lengthy
illness. She was born on March 4, 1925 in Stotesbury, MO to Henry Lawrence
Bloesser and Kittie Frances Martin Bloesser. On December 19, 1943 she was
married to Emmett Lewis Buckles and he preceded her in death in 1978. Mary
worked a number of years in Nevada at Nelly Don, the Nevada State Hospital,
Kraft Foods, and for the Walker School District from 1973 until her retirement
in 1986. She was a member of the Walker Christian Church, The Order of the
Eastern Star #53 in Nevada and had received her 50 year membership pin several
years ago. Mary who was also known for her musical ability was at one time an
active member of the Crazy 8 Band which played at area nursing homes. Survivors
include one son, Charles L. “Larry” Buckles and his wife Barbara of Walker, MO,
one daughter, Nancy McCrery and her husband Richard of Nevada, four
grandchildren, Kim Dade and her husband Tim of Walker, Kerry Jennings and her
husband Darl of Nevada, Crystal Bearce and her husband Jack of Butler, and Eric
McCrery and his wife Heather of Leland, MS, four great grandsons, Aaron Dade,
Ethan Dade, Damon Jennings, and Dirk Jennings all of Nevada, one sister, Corinne
Oskee, Nevada, one brother, James E. Bloesser, Fresno, CA and numerous nieces,
nephews, and cousins. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by
her parents, and two brothers, Robert Charles Bloesser and Harry Joe Bloesser.
Graveside services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 22, 2008 at the
Greenlawn Cemetery, Schell City, MO with Tim Brewer officiating.
BUHR, Glenola (1925 - 2008)
Atkinson Funeral Home
Glenola "Ginger" Buhr, August 8, 1925 - December 9, 2008. Glenola "Ginger" Buhr,
83, Adrian, MO, died Tuesday, December 9, 2008 at St. Joseph Medical Center in
Kansas City, MO. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Saturday, December
13, 2008 at the Atkinson Chapel in Adrian. No visitation. Burial will be in
Crescent Hill Cemetery, Adrian. Contributions may be made to the Adrian First
United Methodist Church.
BURCH, James D. (1937 - 2008)
Kansas City Star, 29 July 2008
Burch, James D. - James D. Burch, 71, Archie, Mo., passed away July 27,
2008. Services 7 p.m. Wed., Cullen Funeral Home; visitation 6- 7 p.m. Graveside
11 a.m. Thurs., Mt. Zion Cemetery, Linn Creek, Mo. Survived by wife Donna,
children James, Jr., Jean, Ruby, Paula, Marsha, Kevin and John. (Cullen Funeral
Home, 816-322-5278 )
BURCH, James D. (1937 - 2008)
Cass County Democrat Missourian
James D. Burch, April 17, 1937 - July 27, 2008 - James D. Burch, 71, Archie,
died July 27, 2008, at home. He was born April 17, 1937, in Linn Creek, the son
of James and Margaret Hanks Burch. Surviving are his wife Donna; children, James
Jr., Kevin and John Burch; Jean Bolan, Ruby Bradley, Paula Chavez, Marsha
Harshner and Dawn Schnaltz; a brother Bill Burch; sisters, Helen Nida and
Mildred Davis; 13 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Services were July
30 at Cullen Funeral Home, Raymore. Graveside services were July 31 at Mt. Zion
Cemetery Linn Creek under the direction of the Cullen Funeral Home, Raymore.
BURRIS, Iva Fenton (1889 - 1915)
The Adrian Journal, Thursday, October 21, 1915. Submitted by Sandee Hubbard
OBITUARY - Mrs. Iva Fenton Burris was born in the vicinity of Burdett, August
17, 1889. At the age of 21 years she was united in marriage to Charles Burris.
She was converted in her girl-hood and united with the Presbyterian Church,
Sharon; in which faith she did live until the Lord called her home, October 9th,
1915. She was survived by her husband, two sisters, one brother, other relatives
and a host of friends. Her remains were laid to rest in the Burdette cemetery,
Rev. Showalter officiating.
BURRIS, Joseph Eden (1924 - 2007)
Nevada Daily Mail, Wednesday, November 28, 2007
Joseph Eden Burris, 83, passed away peacefully in his sleep on Monday, Nov. 26,
2007, at Webb City Health and Rehabilitation, Webb City, Mo., where he had lived
the past 15 months. He was born Sept. 11, 1924, in Nevada, to Charles Thomas
Burris and Nora Lee Buzzard Burris, He married Bertha D. Collins, on Jan. 24,
1947, in Nevada, and she preceded him in death in 1998. Joe was reared in Nevada
and spent most of his life here. He retired from Nevada State Hospital in 1984
after 20 years of service. Survivors include four daughters, Lorna Steelman,
Kodiak, Ark., Diana Tidwell, Federal Heights, Colo., Donna Clark, Independence,
Mo., and Kelly (Debra) Mayfield, Webb City; 12 grandchildren, 14
great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild, and several close nieces and
nephews. In addition to his wife Bertha, he was preceded in death by one son,
Carl Wesley Burns; one granddaughter, April Davis; two sisters, Lillie Mae
McClure and Bertha Edna Bayne, and eight brothers, Earl Clifford Burris, Claud
Douglas Burris, Arthur Lilburn Burris, Charles Lee Burris, Harry Edward Burris,
David Everett Burris, Thomas Eugene Burris, and James Paul Burris. Memorial
services will be held at 10 a.m., on Friday, Nov. 30, at Ferry Funeral Home,
Nevada. Friends may call now and until the hour of service.
BURROUS, Ernest William (1950 - 2005)
The Adrian Journal, 4 January 2006
Ernest William Burrous 1950 - 2005. Ernest William Burrous, age 55 of Butler,
MO, died Saturday, December 24, 2005 from injuries sustained in an accident in
rural Butler. Funeral services were held Wednesday, December 28, 2005 at the
Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel in Butler.
BURSON, Viola L. (?? - 2005)
Adrian Journal, 13 April 2005
Viola L. Burson -- Age 88 of Drexel, Missouri passed away April 10, 2005.
Funeral services were held Thursday, April 14 at 2:00 p.m.
BURT, Leona Marie (1916 - 2008)
Kansas City Star, 30 June 2008
Leona Marie "Lucy" Burt was born Feb. 16, 1916, in Bates County, MO, to Emory
and Emma Lockard, and died June 28 at St. Luke's Hospital. She was preceded in
death by two brothers, three sisters, husband Carl Burt and son Terry Burt. She
survived by granddaughter Michelle Bell, grandson Justin Fogel, great
grandchildren Avery Bell and Austin Fogel, niece- caregiver Laura Heady and
numerous nephews and nieces. Visitation at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 1; service at
10 a.. at Sheil Colonial chapel. Interment in Butler, MO.
BURTON, Averil (1915 - 1915)
Adrian Journal, Thursday, February 14, 1915. Submitted by Sandee Hubbard
BABY BURTON DEAD - The infant child of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Burton died at the home
of the grand parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Cantrell, Shawnee township, Wednesday,
February 3rd, 1915. Funeral services will be held today. The young parents have
the sympathy of their many friends in this bereavement.
BURTON, Eldon C. (1926 - 1926)
From the Adrian JournalNovember 26, 1926. Submitted by Sandee Hubbard
The infant child of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Burton died at the family home in Shawnee
township last Friday.
BUTCHER, Ruth (1932 - 2006)
Nevada Daily Mail & Herald Tribune, Thursday, September 7, 2006
Ruth Butcher, of Nevada, Mo., was born Nov. 28, 1932, in Grand Island, Neb., the
daughter of Jess and Dora Metheny. She passed away on Sunday, Sept. 3, 2006, at
KU Medical Center. She was united in marriage to Leo Butcher on Dec. 24, 1956,
in Clarks, Neb., and he preceded her in death in April 1988. She was a member of
the United Methodist Church. She was employed at Cottey College from 1976 to
2006 in the food service division and loved to cook. She was also a member of
the crafters club and enjoyed playing dominos. Survivors inclule one son, Jess
Butcher and his wife, Carol of Nevada; two grandsons, Matthew Butcher and his
wife Tamarra, and Justin Butcher; friend, Cas Parrish. She was preceded in death
by her parents and one brother. Funeral services were held on Wednesday, Sept.
6, at 11 a.m., at Evergreen Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Ralph Clark
BUTTERFIELD, Ruth Irene (1922 - 2006)
Nevada Daily Mail, Friday, September 15, 2006
Ruth Irene Butterfield, 93, Nevada, Mo., passed away Thursday, Sept. 14, 2006,
at Moore-Few Care Center in Nevada following an illness of several months. She
was born Oct. 2, 1922, in Bronaugh, Mo., to Walter Henry Butterfield and Effie
May Starke Butterfield.
Ruth was born and reared in Bronaugh and spent virtually her entire life in
Vernon County. She graduated from Bronaugh High School. Ruth was a member of the
Bronaugh Christian Church. Survivors include two brothers, Dale Butterfield and
Blaine Butterfield, both of Nevada, Mo.; numerous nieces and nephews; and her
Moore-Few Care Center family. She was preceded in death by four brothers.
Graveside services will be held at 1:30 p.m., on Saturday, Sept. 16, at Worsley
Cemetery, Bronaugh, with David Rorabaugh officiating. Friends may call now and
until 1 p.m., on Saturday, at Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada