GABRIEL, Truman L. (1924 - 2008)
Kansas City Star, 1 April 2008
Gabriel, Truman L. - Truman L. Gabriel, 84, Butler, Mo., died Monday, March 31,
2008. Services 2 p.m. Thurs., Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel, Butler (660)
679-6555. Visitation 6 to 7 p.m. Wed., at the chapel. Burial Oak Hill Cemetery,
Butler. Contributions Adrian 1st Christian Church Building Fund or Carnation
Rebekah Lodge #238.
GABRIEL, Truman L. (1924 - 2008)
Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel Inc.
Truman LaVerne Gabriel - March 6, 1924 - March 31, 2008. Funeral services for
Truman LaVerne Gabriel will be 2 p.m. Thursday, April 3, 2008 at the
Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel (660-679-6555) in Butler, Missouri with Brother Paul
Burhart officiating. Visitation, 6-7 p.m. Wednesday, April 2, Schowengerdt
Chapel. Burial, Oak Hill Cemetery, Butler. Contributions, Adrian First Christian
Church Building Fund or Carnation Rebekah Lodge #238. Truman LaVerne Gabriel,
age 84 of Butler, Missouri died Monday, March 31, 2008 at Bates County Memorial
Hospital in Butler. He was born March 6, 1924 to Ernest and Anna Helen Kipf
Gabriel in Bates County, Missouri. Truman is survived by his wife, Mary Gabriel
of Butler, Missouri; three daughters, Terry Gabriel and Robin Gabriel of Adrian,
Missouri and Judy Gabriel of Butler, Missouri; two stepdaughters, Louetta Wilson
of Butler, Missouri and Tammie Hedges of Blue Springs, Missouri; a sister, Wanda
Lois Waytes of Mills, Wyoming; 11 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. He
was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Kenneth and Max; and a
sister, Virginia Salazar.
GARBER, Violet (1911 - 2008)
Ferry Funeral Home, 15 July 2008
Violet Garber, 96, Rural Montevallo, MO departed life’s journey Tuesday, July
15, 2008, at Cedar County Memorial Hospital, El Dorado Springs, MO following a
brief illness. She was born December 17, 1911 in Cedar County, MO to Richard
Brasher and Bessie Mann Brasher. Mrs. Garber married Otis S. Garber in 1934 and
had lived on the Garber family century farmstead near Montevallo for over 74
years. He preceded her in death in May of 1991. Prior to her marriage, she
attended the Springfield Teacher’s College, Springfield, MO and taught school
for several years in Cedar and Vernon counties. She was a charter member of the
Jolly Homemakers club of Montevallo and attended regularly until she was over 90
years of age. She was a member of the Fairview Baptist Church. Survivors include
three children, Betty June Murrah and her husband Bobby, Norman Dale Garber and
his wife Dotti, both of Port St. John FL, and Donald Lee Garber and his wife
Joyce, rural Milo, MO; Six grandchildren, Paula Hacker, David Snyder, Kevin
Snyder, Kelly Snyder, Jeff Garber and Donna Stewart, 18 great-grandchildren and
20 great-great-grandchildren; one sister, Cathern Zollman, Boise, ID; many
nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Otis
S. Garber, one grandson, Greg Garber, two brothers, two sisters, and one
son-in-law. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Monday, July 21, 2008 at
Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada, MO with Cliff Hazzard officiating. Interment will
follow in Olive Branch Cemetery, Milo, MO.
GARNETT, Margueritte Nadine (1913 - 2008)
Kansas City Star, 29 April 2008
Garnett, Margueritte Nadine - M. Nadine Garnett, 94, of Butler, Mo., died April
27, 2008. Visitation 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., services 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, April
30, Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel, Butler (660) 679-6555. Burial Oak Hill, Butler.
Contributions Butler Immanuel Baptist Church or Garnett Family Cemetery Fund.
GARNETT, Margueritte Nadine (1913 - 2008)
The Joplin Globe, from 4/30/2008 - 5/2/2008.
Margueritte Nadine Garnett, age 94, of Butler, Mo., died Sunday, April 27, 2008,
at Willow Lane Nursing Center in Butler. She was born May 15, 1913, to Harvey
Bunyan and Sylvia Paulette Hines Garnett in McGirk, Mo. Nadine taught at several
schools including Bates County Rural Schools, Butler Elementary and Joplin
Junior High. After 43 years of teaching, she retired in 1978. Nadine is survived
by a brother, Norris Dean Garnett and wife, Elizabeth, of Butler; a
sister-in-law, Dorothy Garnett, of Raymore, Mo.; two nieces; and six nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Richard LeRoy Garnett; and
a sister-in-law, Irene Garnett. Funeral services were at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday,
April 30, at the Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel (660)679-6555 in Butler, with Rev.
Lynn Snapp officiating. Burial was in Oak Hill Cemetery, Butler. Contributions
may be made to Immanuel Baptist Church Memorial Fund or Garnett Family Cemetery
Fund in care of Lois Garnett, treasurer, 1621 Monroe, Centertown, Mo., 65023.
GARNETT, Margueritte Nadine (1913 - 2008)
Adrian Journal, 7 May 2008
Margueritte Nadine Garnett, age 94 of Butler, Missouri died Sunday, April 27,
2008 at Willow Lane Nursing Center in Butler. Funeral services were 10:30 a.m.
Wednesday, April 30 , 2008 at the Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel in Butler,
Missouri with Rev. Lynn Snapp officiating. Burial, Oak Hill Cemetery, Butler,
Missouri. Contributions, Immanuel Baptist Church Memorial Fund or Garnett Family
Cemetery Fund c/o Lois Garnett, Treasurer, 1621 Monroe, Centertown, MO 65023.
GARR, William S. (1937 - 2006)
Nevada Daily Mail, Sunday, August 6, 2006
William Stevens "Steve" Garr, 68, Tyro, Kan., passed away Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2006,
at his home in Tyro following a brief illness. He was born Nov. 1, 1937, in
Coffeyville, Kan., to Clarence Oliver Garr and Margaret Lucele Stevens Garr. He
was married to Betty Catherine Pittman on May 16, 1956, in Caney, Kan., and she
preceded him in death on Aug. 18, 2005, He later married Wydene Smotherman
Finney on June 10, 2006, in Caney, and she survives of the home. Steve was born
and reared in southwest Kansas. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1958 until 1962.
He made his living in a variety of self-employment areas including electrical
contracting, a service station and farming. He later worked for a number of
years in a maintenance supervisory capacity in the printing business and finally
as a cattleman in Vernon County. He was a member of the Cape Fear Baptist Church
in North Carolina, a Mason and an avid team roper. Survivors in addition to his
wife, Wydene, include two sons, Dennis Garr, Springdale, Ark., Bill Garr, Lamar,
Mo.; one daughter, Cathy Cain, St. Pauls, N.C.; five grandsons; one
great-grandson, nurnerous step-children, step-grandchildren, and
step-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one sister, Betty Jo Garr.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m., on Friday, Aug. 11, at Ferry Funeral
Home, Nevada, with the Rev. Kent Rodgers officiating. Interment will follow in
Olive Branch Cemetery, Milo, Mo.
GARREN, Amanda M. (1888 - 1914)
From the Bates County Democrat, October 1, 1914. Submitted by Sandee Hubbard.
Mrs. Roscoe Garren died Thursday mourning at the home of her parents, Mr. and
Mrs. Cicero Browning. The funeral service was conducted at the home Friday
afternoon by Rev. Ethalbert Hughes. Her remains were laid to rest in the Howell
GARREN, Clarence Wilbur Jr. (1947 - 2005)
Adrian Journal, 31 August 2005
Clarence Wilbur Garren, Jr. 1947-2005 - Clarence Wilbur Garren, Jr., age 57 of
Independence, Missouri died August 20, 2005 at the Medical Center of
Independence. Funeral services were Wednesday, August 24, 2005 at the
Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel in Butler, Missouri with Rev. Lonald Bridges
GARRIS, Ruby Mildred (1912 - 1992)
From the news-Xpress Friday, January 10, 1992. Submitted by Sandee Hubbard
Ruby Mildred Jackson Lewis Garris - Ruby Mildred Jackson Garris, 79, Butler,
Mo., died Jan. 3, 1992 at the Willow Lane Nursing Center in Butler. She was born
Aug. 10, 1912 west of Passaic, Bates County, Mo. to Alexander Marshell and
Minnie Alice Cook. She spent 45 years in Arizona as an owner and operator of a
motel, moving back to Butler in 1972 to care for her mother. She was
married to Tommie F. Lewis Oct. 17, 1940. He died Aug. 1, 1972. On March 29,
1982 she married Gay Garris. She was also preceded in death by an infant
brother, Alex Jackson and her parents. She leaves her husband of the home and
many other relatives. Graveside funeral services were held Jan. 5 at the Adam
Howell Cemetery near Virginia, Mo., with the Rev. Larry Heenan officiating.
Memorials may be made to the Amsterdam Baptist Church. Arrangements were by
Mangold Funeral Home.
GARRISON, Emsley (?? - 2005)
Adrian Journal, 14 December 2005
Emsley Garrison 1922 - 2005. Emsley Garrison, 83, Adrian, MO, died
Saturday, December 10, 2005 at his home. Funeral services were held Wednesday,
December 14, 2:00 p.m. at the Atkinson Funeral Home, Adrian.
GARTON, Ross Benjamin (1984 - 2007)
Nevada Daily Mail, Tuesday, September 11, 2007
Ross Benjamin Garton, age 23, of Nevada, died suddenly on Monday, Sept. 10,
2007. He was born April 16, 1984, in Nevada Mo., to Larry Eldon Garton and
Martha Louise Belcher Garton. Ross was born and reared in Nevada, Mo. He
graduated from Nevada High School with honors in 2003 where he was a member of
the National Honor's Society, the track and field, football, and speech and
debate teams. He spent three years at the University of Missouri in Columbia. He
was a member of the First Baptist Church in Nevada. He was currently employed by
Long and Sneed Sewer Services in Nevada, Mo. Survivors include his parents,
Larry and Martha "March" Garton, of Nevada; one sister Megan Garton, of New
Orleans, La.; maternal grandparents, Carl and Louise Belcher, of Nevada,:
special family, Dayton and Marlyn Long, Kenneth and Marla Kay Sneed and their
son Brett, all of Nevada; several aunts, uncles, cousins and his many friends.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Eldon and Rosalee Garton.
Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 13, at Newton Burial
Park in Nevada, with Dennis Painter officiating. Friends may call now and until
the hour of service at Ferry Funeral Home in Nevada. The family will receive
friends at the funeral home Wednesday between 7 and 8 p.m. The family suggests
that memorials may be made in his honor to the Ross Garton Scholarship Fund at
Nevada High School, courtesy of the funeral home.
GAYMAN, Shirley (1940 - 2008)
ElDorado Sun, Friday, August 29, 2008
Shirley Gayman, 67, Schell City, passed away Monday, Aug. 25, 2008. Services
will begin at 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 28, at the Pentecostal Assembly of God
Church in Nevada. Visitation was held from 7-8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 27, at the
Lewis-Hoagland Funeral Home in Schell City.
GAYMAN, Shirley Faye (1940 - 2008)
Nevada Daily Mail, Friday, August 29, 2008
Shirley Faye Gayman, 67, the daughter of Isaac and Lua Mae (Gunsaullus)
Gilliland was born Sept. 2, 1940, in Gassville, Ark., and passed from this life
on Monday, Aug. 25, 2008. Shirley spent her younger years in Arkansas attending
a small country elementary school, then attending high school in Mountain Home,
where she graduated in 1958. After high school, Shirley along with a couple of
her sisters, ventured off to Kansas City to look for work. They moved into a
place on the Plaza and within a short time Shirley began employment with an
insurance agency. It was while living in the city that she met Duane Robert
Gayman. They were married on Nov. 14, 1959, in Schell City, Mo., but still made
Kansas City their home until 1968, when they moved to Schell City to stay. They
made this area their home for the rest of their lives. Shirley enjoyed living
and working alongside Duane on the farm and she always reared an extremely large
garden. As she gathered and canned her produce, Shirley always encouraged the
children to pitch in to help, much to their dismay. She also enjoyed the horses,
cows and chickens on the farm. But most important to Shirley was her God and her
family. Since her three children were grown, she devoted much of her time to
being a grandma, a job she thoroughly enjoyed. She spent as much time with her
grandchildren as she could and always welcomed their visits. Survivors include
her three children, Michael Duane Gayman and his wife Rona, of Oronogo, Mo.,
Lisa Shirland Wittman and her husband Michael, of Tulsa, and Steven Robert
Gayman and his wife Erica, of Walker; seven grandchildren, Austin Carter and
Cole Gayman, Landon Lindsay and Logan Bowline and Austin and Tyler Gayman; one
brother, James Gilliland, of Gassville, Ark.; six sisters, Mary Lou Brown, of
Kansas City, Barbara Jamison and her husband Bob, of Liberty, Karen Gilliland,
of Kansas City, Becky Hammack and her husband Gary, of Mountain Home, Ark.,
Sharon Keeter, of Gassville, Ark., and Wilma Phoenix, of Rossville, Kan.; many
nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends. Shirley was preceded in death
by her parents and her beloved husband, Duane. Funeral services for Shirley Faye
Gayman were held at 11 a.m., on Thursday, Aug. 28, at the Pentecostal Assembly
of God Church, in Nevada, with brother Mark Harwell officiating. Musical
selections were "Amazing Grace" and "I Can Only Imagine." Pallbearers were Terry
Smith, David Maus, Jerry Stark, Mike Eador, Bob Hines and Gary Hammack.
Interment was in the Green Lawn Cemetery, in Schell City. Memorial contributions
are suggested to the Ken and Gloria Copeland Ministries in care of the
Lewis-Hoagland Funeral Home, in Schell City. Arrangements by: Lewis-Hoagland
Funeral Home, Schell City.
GAYMAN, Steven Robert (1969 - 2008)
El Dorado Sun
Steven Robert Gayman, 39, Walker, the youngest son of Duane Robert and Shirley
Faye (Gilliland) Gayman, was born Aug. 26, 1969, in El Dorado Springs and passed
from this life on Thursday, Sept. 18, 2008. Steve attended both ele-mentary and
high school in Schell city, graduating with the Class of 1987. He then attended
college at the School of the Ozarks in Branson where he obtained a degree in
Criminal Justice in 1992. It was while living in that area that he met Errica
Dawn Storm. They were united in marriage on May 23, 1992, in Licking. After
working as a police officer in Hollister for two years and after Errica's
graduation from college in 1994, the couple moved to Nevada to make their home.
After settling in Nevada, Steve began employment with the City of Nevada also as
a police officer, and then moved up quickly through the ranks to attain a
Sergeant's position, the position that he was holding at the time of his death.
Through the years, he and Errica became the proud parents of two sons. With the
exception of his college years, Steve lived his entire life in the Vernon county
area. He and Errica, along with the boys built a new home in rural Walker in
2004 and settled back on the family farm. Steve was baptized as a young boy and
had most recently been attending the Pentecostal Assembly of God Church in
Nevada. He enjoyed hunting and fishing, loved horses and always participated in
sports. He coached the Fraternal Order of Police youth baseball team before his
own boys were old enough to play and just this past summer he had helped coach
Austin's Nevada Youth Team. Steve was raised in a strong Christian home and had
always carried his faith with him throughout his life and in the life that he
and Errica had made for their boys. Survivors include his wife, Errica, of the
home in rural Walker; his two young sons, Steven Austin and Tyler Matthew, also
of the home; one brother, Mike Gayman and his wife, Rona, and their sons Austin
and Cole – Oronogo; one sister, Lisa Wittman and her husband, Mike, and their
children, Lindsey and Logan – Tulsa, OK; nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts,
uncles, other relatives and many friends. Steve was preceded in death by his
beloved father, Duane, and by his very special mother, Shirley, who passed away
just three weeks before Steve. Services were held Monday, Sept. 22, at the
Pentecostal Assembly of God Church in Nevada, with Bro. Mark Harwell
officiating. Musical selections were Amazing Grace and I Can Only Imagine.
Pallbearers were Terry Smith, David Maus, Gary Hammack, Mike Galimberto, Todd
Feagans and Mike Eador. Honorary pallbearers were the members of the Nevada
Police Department. Police funeral honors were provided by the Joplin Honor
Guard, from Joplin. Interment was in the Green Lawn Cemetery in Schell City.
Memorial contributions are suggested to a fund that has been established for
Steve's two sons. Funeral arrangements for Steve were entrusted to the
Lewis-Hoagland Funeral Home in Schell City.
GIBSON, Artie John (1899 - 1915)
From the Adrian Journal, Thursday, November 4, 1915. Submitted by Sandee Hubbard
OBITUARY - Artie John Gibson, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Gibson, was born
near Altona, Bates county, Mo., January 22, 1899, and departed this life October
20th, 1915, aged 10 years, 8 months and 28 days. He died at the Red Cross
hospital in Kansas City, where he had been taken two weeks ago to undergo an
operation for appendicitis. All that medical skill and loving hearts could do to
alleviate his suffering was done, but to no avail. Just before he passed away he
prayed a beautiful prayer and sang “When The Roll is Called Up Yonder” and
“Nearer My God to Thee”.
He leaves to mourn his death a father, mother, five brothers and a large circle
of relatives and friends.
GIBSON, Faye Imogene (1923 - 2006)
Nevada Daily Mail, Wednesday, September 27, 2006
Faye Imogene Gibson, 82, Walker, Mo., passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2006, at
Nevada Regional Medical Center, Nevada, Mo., following a short illness. She was
born Nov. 14, 1923, in Nevada, to Robert W. Schnedler and Nellie G. Davis
Schnedler. She was married to Ernest E. Gibson on Feb. 15, 1941, in Nevada. He
preceded her in death on Sept. 24, 1985. Imogene grew up in Nevada and attended
Nevada schools. She worked as a waitress for many years at the 54 Cafe and
Carol's Diner in Nevada. She was a member of the Milo Baptist Church, Milo, Mo.
Survivors include two daughters, Dorothy Kratz and Gary Stukesbary, Walker, and
Carol Ann Hendrix, Walker; three sons, Robert Eugene Gibson and his wife Linda,
Falls City, Neb., Jerry Lee Gibson and his wife Katherine, Shula, Mo., and
Charles Ernest Gibson and his wife Pamala, Steedman, Mo.; 19 grandchildren; 21
great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; and one brother, Charles
Leroy Schnedler, Medford, Ore. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in
death by her parents; two brothers, Clifford and Robert Schnedler; and one
sister, Virginia Klumpp.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m, on Friday, Sept. 29, at Ferry
Funeral Home, Nevada, with the Rev. Jim Davis officiating. Interment will follow
in Newton Burial Park, Nevada.
GILLESPIE, Hallie Maynota (1926 - 2008)
Cass County Democrat Missourian, 22 February 2008
Hallie Maynota Gillespie, March 28, 1926 – Feb. 14, 2008 - Hallie Maynota
Gillespie, 81, Harrisonville, died Feb.14, 2008, at Bates County Memorial
Hospital, Butler. She was born March 28, 1926, in Cass County, the daughter of
Asa Ralph and Hallie Maynota (Bigley) Carnes. She was a graduate of Pleasant
Hill High School. Feb. 12, 1950, she married Benjamin Andrew Gillespie Jr. at
the East Lynne Baptist Church. Mrs. Gillespie worked for Western Electric in
Lee’s Summit for 27 years before retiring in 1988. She was a Telephone
Pioneer. She was a member of the Harrisonville First Baptist Church, the Clown
Club and the Eastern Star in Pleasant Hill. Preceding her in death were her
parents; her husband; Benjamin, Dec. 26, 1982; two sisters; four brothers; and a
grandson. Surviving are a son, Michael Lee Gillespie, Butler; a daughter,
Shirley Range, Oak Grove, Ark.; nine grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.
Services were Feb. 18 at the Atkinson Chapel, Harrisonville, with the Rev.
Charles Sutton officiating. Burial was in Orient Cemetery, under the direction
of Atkinson Funeral Home, Harrisonville.
GILLIS, John William (1934 - 2005)
Adrian Journal, 27 October 2005
John William "Bill" Gillis 1934 - 2005 - John William "Bill" Gillis, 71, Archie,
MO, died Monday, October 24, 2005 at his home. Funeral services will be held at
10:00 a.m. Saturday, October 29 at the Atkinson Chapel, Adrian, MO.
GLOODT, Joseph William (1948 - 2008)
Ferry Funeral Home
Joseph William Gloodt, age 59 of Nevada, died on Saturday, July 19, 2008 at his
home in Nevada following a lengthy illness. He was born on September 10, 1948 in
Bellville, IL to Alvin J. Gloodt and Ruth Ann Akermann Gloodt. Joe grew up in
Amarillo, TX and attended Paloduro High School. Following high school he
enlisted in the United States Army. Joe was with the 101st airborne while in
Vietnam and later with the 892 Support Unit while in Desert Storm. During his 23
years of service Joe received numerous medals including the Bronze Service Star
and the Purple Heart. Joe has lived in Nevada since his retirement from the
service. Survivors include one daughter, Michelle Coleman of Nevada, two
step-sons, George Dockery of Springfield, MO and Troy Dockery of Nevada, five
grandchildren, one brother, Walter Gloodt of Nevada, three sisters, Patricia Cox
of Greenwood, MO, Ethel Voight of Nevada, and Mary Smith of Eldorado Springs,
MO, numerous nieces, nephews, and many other family members “by heart” that he
touched. He was preceded in death by his parents. Funeral Services will be held
at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, July 22, 2008 at Ferry Funeral Home in Nevada.
Interment with Military Rites will follow in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Nevada.
GLOYD, Emma L. (1860 - 1896)
From the Adrian Journal, Thursday, March 13, 1896. Submitted by Sandee Hubbard
From Grand River Items - Mrs. Daniel Gloyd died at the home of her father
in Altona, on Sunday, March 8th. She leaves a husband and one child, a daughter
10 years of age. The death of Mrs. Gloyd’s mother, Mrs. Cantrell, occurred just
one week previous. To the families thus compelled to undergo this double
bereavement the sincere sympathy of the community is extended.
GLOYD, Ola (1886 - 1965)
From the Adrian Journal, September 23,1965. Submitted by Sandee Hubbard
OLA GLOYD- Ola Zone Cantrell, daughter of John G. Cantrell and Catherine Jane
Cantrell, was born January 5, 1886 and departed this life September 18, 1965 at
the age of 79 years, 8 months and 13 days at the Bates County Memorial Hospital.
Ola was the third child in a family of
eight children. Ola Gloyd lived her entire lifetime in the Altona community. She
was a member of the Altona Baptist Church. On March 11, 1908 she was united in
marriage to William Irvin Gloyd and to this union one son was born, Wilbur
Gloyd, of the home. Ola was preceded in death by her husband who passed away in
January 1961. Surviving her besides her son are a sister, Mrs. Nettie Burton of
Harrisonville and one brother Clint L. Cantrell of Adrian several nieces and
nephews. Funeral services were held at the Six Chapel Sunday, September 19, 1965
at 2:30 p.m. conducted by Rev. Marvin Keirsey. Burial was in the Altona
GLOYD, Wilbur Cantrell (1909 - 1974)
From the Adrian Journal, December 12, 1974. Submitted by Sandee Hubbard
LAST RITES FOR WILBUR GLOYD HELD DEC. 5 - Wilbur Cantrell Gloyd 65, son of Zola
and Ervin Gloyd was born March 11, 1909 at Altona, Mo. He was a member of the
Altona Baptist Church, Oddfellow Lodge and a member of the Veterans of Foreign
Wars. He worked for the Remington Arms Co., at Lake City and Mo. Highway Dept.
He was married to Wilma Marley on June 29, 1968. He was a life long resident of
the Adrian community. He leaves his wife Wilma of the home, two step sons,
Jack Marley of Denver, Bill Marley of Independence, Mo., two step-granddaughters
and one step-grandson. Services were held Dec. 5, 1974 at the Atkinson-Dickey
Chapel in Adrian burial in Altona Cemetery and Rev. Ron Gross officiating.
GOFORTH, Carol Ann (1947 - 2009)
Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel Inc.
Carol Ann Goforth, June 24, 1947 - April 25, 2009. Funeral services for Carol
Ann Goforth will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 29, 2009 at Schowengerdt Funeral
Chapel (660-679-6555) in Butler, Missouri with Pastor Ron Dunlap officiating.
Visitation, 5-7 p.m. Tuesday evening, Schowengerdt Chapel. Burial, Oak Hill
Cemetery, Butler. Contributions, American Cancer Society, Heartland Hospice or
Happy Hill Church Mission Fund. Carol Ann Goforth, age 61 of Butler, Missouri
died Saturday, April 25, 2009 in her home. She was born June 24, 1947 to Earl
Norton and Ardell Florence Fennewald Conrad in Adrian, Missouri. Carol is
survived by her husband, Gary Goforth of Butler, Missouri; two sons, Matt
Goforth of Butler, Missouri and Philip Goforth and wife Amy of Kansas City,
Missouri; two aunts, Hazel Conrad of Otterville, Missouri and Vera Conrad of
Sacramento, California; three grandchildren, Luke, Grant and Gracen; and
cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents.
GOFORTH, Ira Louise (1920 - 2005)
Adrian Journal, 23 November 2005
Ira Louise Goforth 1920-2005 - Louise Goforth, age 85, of Butler, Missouri, died
Friday, November 18 at Bates County Memorial Hospital in Butler. Graveside
services were Monday, November 21, 2005 at the Oak Hill Cemetery in Butler.
GOLDEN, Kelsey Marie (2007 - 2008)
Nevada Daily Mail, Saturday, July 5, 2008
Kelsey Marie Golden, 1-year-old daughter of James Golden and Victoria Harding
Golden, died unexpectedly, Wednesday, July 2, at the Bates County Memorial
Hospital, in Butler, Mo. Funeral services for Kelsey Marie Golden will be
announced by the Cheney Witt Memorial Chapel.
GOLDEN, Kelsey Marie (2007-2008)
Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel Inc.
Kelsey Marie Golden, February 15, 2007 - July 2, 2008. Graveside services for
Kelsey Golden of Butler, Missouri will be 2 p.m. Thursday, July 10, 2008 at Oak
Hill Cemetery in Butler with Rev. Kevin Moyers officiating. Visitation, 1-2 p.m.
Thursday, Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel (660-679-6555), Butler. Kelsey Marie
Golden, age 16 months of Butler, Missouri died Wednesday, July 2, 2008 at Bates
County Memorial Hospital in Butler. She was born February 15, 2007 to James
Erwin and Victoria Carol Harding Golden in Denver, Colorado. Kelsey was a
beautiful, blue eyed, blond haired litttle girl who enjoyed being around people
and dogs. She moved to Fort Scott at the age of eight months and most recently
resided in Butler. With a lively personality and a charasmatic smile, she loved
her little pink teddy bear. Kelsey always wanted to be clean and didn’t like
being dirty. Only a few short weeks ago, she started speaking and forming words.
Kelsey is survived by her mother, Victoria Carol Golden of Butler, Missouri; her
father, James Golden Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas; one brother, Nickolas Kyle
Golden of Butler, Missouri; maternal grandparents, Gary and Carol Harding of
Littleton, Colorado; paternal grandparents, James Sr. and Connie Golden of Fort
Scott, Kansas; a great-grandmother, Esther Marie Porter; uncles; aunts; cousins;
and great-uncles and great-aunts.
GONTERMAN, James Lewis (1937 - 2007)
Nevada Daily Mail, Tuesday, July 3, 2007
James Lewis Gonterman, 70, of San Angelo, Texas, passed away Wednesday, June 27,
2007, at his residence, surrounded by family. Jim was born Dec. 8, 1936, in
Nevada, Mo., to Earnest and Mary Gonterman. On June 24, 1956, he married his
grade school friend and high school sweetheart, Nancy Harper, also of Nevada. He
graduated from Southwest Missouri State University in 1958 where he played
football and received his Bachelor's of Science Degree in Education. He also
received training in military science and tactics. His education was interrupted
only by his military service as a first lieutenant in the U.S. Army from
1958-'60, and later he became a captain in the Reserves. After his military
service, Jim worked as a teacher and football coach in Rolla, Mo. In 1964, he
graduated from the University of Missouri with a Masters' of Science in Social
Work. After receiving his master's degree, Jim spent the next 43 years dedicated
to the profession. Most recently, he was in private practice as a licensed
clinical social worker. He held advanced social work recognition as a Board
Certified Diplomat in the Academy of Certified Social Workers. Jim was also a
licensed professional counselor and a licensed chemical dependency counselor. He
consulted with numerous community agencies and professional organizations
throughout his career. He served as the executive director for the San Angelo
Council on Alcoholism and the director of Mental Services for the Concho Valley
Center for Human Advancement. Prior to moving to Texas, he practiced in the
state of Missouri as the executive director of the Ozark Community Mental Health
Center, which in 1969 was the first comprehensive community mental health center
in the state of Missouri. While remaining committed to his profession, Jim was
involved in many other interests. He coached pee-wee football and baseball and
was president of the Iowa-Missouri District Exchange Club. Jim enjoyed flying,
obtaining his commercial pilot's license, hunting, spending time at the condo,
and the circle of friends he gained by riding his Honda 1800 Gold Wing. "All
angels have Gold Wings." Jim was preceded in death by his parents; and special
brother-in-law, Claude Tucker. He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Nancy;
and their children, daughter, Debbie and husband, Dan Epley of Burleson, Texas;
son, Mark Gonterman and wife, Denise of San Angelo, Texas; daughter, Kimberly
and husband, Paul Key of Fort Worth, Texas; grandchildren, Chad and Katie Epley,
and Matt, Kathy and Mark Gonterman Jr.; great-grandchild, Kirstie Gonterman; and
sister, Phylis Tucker of Springfield, Mo.; sister-in-law, Susan and her husband,
Jack Adams, of Olathe, Kan. "Uncle Louie" is also survived by numerous nieces
and nephews. Memorial service was held at 11 a.m., Monday, July 2, at First
United Methodist Church with the Rev. Nathaniel A.B. Hankins officiating. He was
assisted by Dr. Jarvis Wright and Nelson Word. Arrangements were under the
direction of Johnson's Funeral Home.
GOODBAR, Helen Katherine (1921 - 2009)
Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel Inc.
Helen Katherine Goodbar, April 14, 1921 - March 4, 2009. Graveside services for
Helen Goodbar will be 11:30 a.m. Friday, March 6, 2009 at Mount Olivet Cemetery
in Butler, Missouri with Pastor Giffin Simmons officiating. There is no
visitation. Contributions to charity of choice.
Helen Katherine Goodbar, age 87 of Butler, Missouri died Wednesday, March 4,
2009 at Butler, Missouri. She was born April 14, 1921 to Charles and Nanny Mae
Cauthon Kendrick in Adrian, Missouri. Helen is survived by her son, Dewey
McQuinn of Butler, Missouri; three daughters, Jane Sites of Butler, Missouri,
Ruby Kibler of Adrian, Missouri and Patsy Page and husband Bill of Butler,
Missouri; six grandchildren, Mike McQuinn, Darren Moore, Terry Holmes, Allen
Page, Brad Page and Jr. Holmes; three great-grandchildren, Amber Shaffer, Leea
McQuinn and Raegan Page; and two great great-grandchildren, Madyson and Dallys
Shaffer. She was preceded in death by her parents; six brothers; and a sister.
GOODEN, James Austin (?? - 2006)
Nevada Daily Mail, Friday, September 8, 2006
James Austin Gooden, age 77, of Montevallo, Mo., passed away on Sept. 5, 2006,
at his home. He is survived by four sons, Louis Pennington of Compton Junction,
Mo., Sam Gooden of Walker, Mo., Homer Good of Milo, Mo., Larry Gooden of El
Dorado Springs; six daughters, Linda Dederick of Bolivar, Mo., Rose Chastain of
Nevada, Rebecca Long of Milo, Ruth Woods of Nevada, Laura Cook of Milo and Pam
Meister of Nevada; four sisters; three brothers; 21 grandchildren; 32
great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Sept. 9, at 10
a.m., at the Hackleman Chapel. Interment will be in the Olive Branch Cemetery
under the direction of the Hackleman and Sons Funeral Home. The family will
receive friends at the funeral home on Friday from 7-8 p.m.
GOODEN, James Austin (?? - 2006)
Nevada Daily Mail, Thursday, September 14, 2006
James Austin Gooden, age 77, of Montevallo, Mo., passed away on Sept. 5, 2006,
at his home. He is survived by five sons, Louis Pennington of Compton Junction,
Mo., Sam Gooden of Walker, Mo., Homer Gooden of Milo, Mo., Larry Gooden of El
Dorado Springs and Paul Gooden, Lamar, Mo.; six daughters, Linda Dedrick of
Bolivar, Mo., Rose Chastain of Nevada, Rebecca Long of Milo, Ruth Woods of
Nevada, Laura Cook of Milo, and Pam Meister of Nevada; four sisters; three
brothers; 21 grandchildren; and 32 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were
held on Saturday, Sept. 9, at 10 a.m., at the Hackleman Chapel. Interment was in
the Olive Branch Cemetery under the direction of the Hackleman and Sons Funeral
Home. The family received friends at the funeral home on Friday from 7-8 p.m.
GOODNOUGH, Dixie Lee (1929 - 2007)
Nevada Daily Mail, Friday, September 21, 2007
Dixie Lee Goodnough, 78, Franklin, Kan., passed away on Wednesday, Sept.19,
2007, at Freeman West Hospital, Joplin, Mo. She was born Jan. 7, 1929 in
Garfield, Ark., to Orville A. Keene and Bessie Pearl Dorris Keene. She was
married Sept. 22, 1946, to Marquis D. Brizendine and he preceded her in death
March 23, 1998. At the age of four Mrs. Goodnough came to Moundville, Mo., and
grew up in that area. She was reared by her mother and stepfather Adam
Senkevech. She was a licensed cosmetologist and also worked at the Nevada State
Hospital for a number of years. Survivors include three children; Linda Gordon,
Springfield, Mo., Carolyn Dickey and her husband Ron, Arma, Kan., and Mark
Brizendine and his wife Carol, Norborne, Mo.; eight grandchildren, 15
great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Nadine
Ashley, Taylor, S.C., and Vinona Gifford, El Dorado Springs, Mo.; three
brothers, Tom Senkevech, Nevada, Mo., Jack Senkevech, Terrell, Texas and Max
Senkevech, Bronaugh. Mo., and numerous cousins. She was preceded in death by her
parents, spouse and one sister, Wilma Lathrom and two brothers. Willis "Dub"
Keene and Howard Senkevech and a special aunt, Hazel Crouse. Funeral services
will be held at 1:30 p.m., Monday, Sept. 24, at Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada, with
Jeff Rose officiating. Interment will follow in Deerfleld Cemetery, Deertfield,
Mo. Friends may call after noon on Saturday and until the hour of service at
Ferry Funeral Home.
GOOGE, Elijah S. (1862 - 1937)
From the Adrian Journal, Thursday, June 24, 1937. Submitted by Sandee Hubbard
ELIGE S. GOOGE DEAD - Elige S. Googe, for more than 50 years a resident of
the Altona neighborhood, passed away Sunday, June 20, 1937. Mr. Googe suffered a
stroke of paralysis last January and had been in poor health since. A second
stroke Sunday caused his death. His age was 74 years, 6 months and 13 days.
Elige S., son of Jerry and Mary Googe, was born in southeast Missouri, January
7, 1862. He grew to manhood in that section and moved to the Altona neighborhood
when he was about 22 years old. Except for a short time he has been a
continuous resident of that community. September 20, 1888, he was married to
Miss Nettie Clark at that time a young lady and native of Altona. They were
married at LaCygne, Kansas. To this union three children were born, who with the
widow survive. The children are George R. and Dorven J. Googe, of Imperial,
California, and Mrs. Hallie Pipes of Adrian. There are four grandchildren. Mr.
Googe is also survived by one sister, Mrs. Mary Dickerson, Fontana, Kansas.
Funeral services for Mr. Googe were held from the Altona Baptist church Tuesday
afternoon, June 22, at 2:30 o’clock. Rev. L. W. Keele conducted the services.
Burial was made in the Altona cemetery by Creath & Six funeral service.
GOOGE, Nettie Clark (1871 - 1944)
From the Adrian Journal, Thursday December 7, 1944. Submitted by Sandee Hubbard
MRS. NETTIE GOOGE DEAD - Mrs. Nettie Googe, a pioneer native of Bates
county, died at the home of her daughter, Mr. J. B. Pipes, in Adrian, Missouri,
Saturday, December 2, 1944. Nettie Googe, daughter of Mary I. and John W. Clark,
was born near Altona, Missouri, December 18, 1871. At the time of her death her
age was 72 years, 11 months and 14 days. Mrs. Googe had made her home with her
daughter, Mrs. J. B. Pipes, for the past seven years. She was united in marriage
to Elijah S. Googe at Lacygne, Kansas, September 22, 1888. To this union three
children were born, George R. and Dorven L. Googe and Mrs. J. B. Pipes.
Surviving is her daughter, Mrs. Pipes, and son, George R. Googe, Imperial,
California. Her husband and one son preceded her in death seven years ago. Also
surviving are four grandchildren, Donna Lee Pipes of the home; Donald Pipes,
Wichita, Kansas; Mrs. Dorothy Cauzza, Imperial, California, and Jack Googe, who
is serving our country overseas. There is a surviving brother, John A. Clark,
Kansas City, and numerous other relatives and friends who mourn her passing. In
her childhood she was united with the Altona Baptist church and remained a
member of that church until her death. She was a devoted wife, mother and
neighbor. To know her was to love her. Mrs. Googe’s last illness was brief and
occurred at the home of relatives in Kansas City, where she was visiting. She
was later returned to the home of her daughter and all that was possible was
done for her comfort and happiness. Funeral services for Mrs. Googe were held
from the Adrian Baptist church Monday afternoon, December 4. The Rev. T. M.
Estes was in charge of the services. Burial was made in the Altona cemetery by
Creath & Six funeral service.
GORE, Lillie M. (1879 - 1899)
From the Butler Weekly Times March 16, 1899. Submitted by Sandee Hubbard.
Virginia Items - Miss Lillie Gore died Friday morning and was buried Saturday
afternoon in the Howell graveyard.
GORHAM, Rolan (1932 - 2009)
Funeral services for Rolan Gorham will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 20, 2009 at
Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel (660-679-6555) in Butler, Missouri with Rev. James
Stanfield-Myers officiating. Visitation, 10-11 a.m. Wednesday, Chapel. Burial,
Oak Hill Cemetery, Butler. Contributions, Butler Bear Backers. Rolan Wayne
Gorham, age 76 of Butler, Missouri died Saturday, May 16, 2009 at North Kansas
City Hospital in North Kansas City, Missouri. He was born June 5, 1932 to Joseph
Level and Dorothy Alene Norris Gorham in Ray County, Missouri. Rolan is survived
by his wife, Janet Gorham of Butler, Missouri; a son, Lance Gorham and partner
Helga Schmidt of Bellows Falls, Vermont; two daughters, Jennie Gorham Wilson and
husband Dan of Mt. Vernon, Missouri and Julie Diehl and husband Kim of Butler,
Missouri; mother-in-law, Lucille Elliott of Butler, Missouri; eight
grandchildren, Dane, Dirk and Cale Diehl, Tawnie Lucille, Dannielle Wilson and
Tashia, Emily and Chance Gorham; and
one great-grandson, Aiden Acker. He was preceded in death by his parents.
GRATE, Linda Marie (1946 - 2007)
Nevada Daily Mail, Tuesday, October 23, 2007
Linda Marie Grate, 61, Nevada, died Friday, Oct.19, 2007 at Mercy Health System,
Fort Scott, Kan., following an illness of several weeks. She was born Jan. 24,
1946, in Gardenia, Calif., to James R.. Henning and Theo Margaret Kerschmer
Henning. Linda was born and raised in California. She came to this area about 10
years ago and spent the remainder of her life here. She made her living as an
over the road truck driver. She loved horses and was an avid fisherman. She also
was a fan of Nascar. Survivors include one son, Ralph Thomas, Whittier, Calif.;
two daughters, Cynthia Deaton, Paris, Calif., and Judy Chestnut, the state of
Pennsylvania; five grandchildren, Kenneth Smith, Nevada, Jack Bonura, Quantico,
Va., Jeanna Thomas, Hutchinson, Kan., Chantel Deaton and Andrew Stamford, both
of Nevada; two great-grandchildren, Mariah Burke and Joseph Burke, both of
Hutchinson, Kan. She was preceded in death by one daughter, Cathleen Deaton, in
2006. The family will receive friends at Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada, Friday,
Oct. 26, between 1:30 and 3 p.m. The family suggests that memorials may be made
in her honor to the Vernon County Cancer Relief Fund or Nevada Hospice, in care
of Ferry Funeral Home.
GRAY, Eugene "Gene" (1952 - 2008)
Nevada Daily Mail, Sunday, 27 January 2008
Eugene "Gene" Gray - Eugene "Gene" Gray, 55, of Schell City, Mo was welcomed
into Heaven on Jan. 23, 2008, from the Elleitt Memorial Hospital, in Appleton
City, Mo., after a long struggle with cancer. Gene was born on Dec. 29, 1952, at
Walnut Ridge, Ark., to Aileen Gray. Gene spent the first 12 years of his life in
Arkansas where he was a typical mischievous kid. Many times he would tell of
riding his bike, and selling pop bottles so he could go to the movies. He said
he would take the five or six bottles that they had found, turn them in to the
storekeeper, and offer take them the alley behind the store, only to take the
same five or six bottles to the next store. At the age of 12, he was adopted by
Holbert Clay Heath and came to live in the Schell City area. He graduated from
Fort Scott Christian Heights, in 1971. He was voted the class clown in more than
one of his High School years. He would often brag about his stunt such as
getting into trouble for spitting out the bus window. Of course the bus window
was on the other side of the bus and the wind was blowing. This took the spit
right through the window to the seat behind him into the face of the two girls
sitting in that seat. Or maybe it was because he made cat noises in music class
and the teacher would stop class to try and find the cat in the room. After
graduation, Gene attended Southwest Baptist College, in Bolivar, Mo. This is
where he gained his love of learning. Learning was the one thing they could
never take away from you he often said. He shared this love with many students.
in 1978, He became the superintendent of the Rich Rock Christian Academy located
just north of Schell City where the family resides today. Fun was included
whether it was while cutting wood to keep the school warm, and of course
roasting a hot dog or two or by the students sneaking off to the creek without
permission, only to be caught by the leeches they had to remove when they got
back to school. These students were disciplined only after Gene would quit
laughing. When the school closed in 1987, he continued to teach at the Schell
City Public School. Many students can tell of his wonderful gift to teach hard
subjects like long division, and his love of History. He was transferred to the
Northeast Vernon County High School, in 2002, where he was an aide in the
Special Education Department. He loved to play Dominoes with the kids. They
thought he was nice to play with them, but he was really teaching them math
skills. Gene drove a school bus for 11 years. His heart went out to all the
parents and students as they watched there little ones get on for the first day
of school. Parents knew that their little ones would be loved and protected on
Mr. Gray's bus. Gene was all for school spirit in the NEVC school. He cheered
for the kids as he sat on the stage and would cheer the teams on with his loud
booming voice. Gene was called to the ministry at an early age and started his
first pastorate at the Rockville Baptist Church in Rockville, Mo., at 18. He
pastured there for 30 years. In 2002, he became the pastor of the Schell City
Baptist Church where he ministered until his coronation into heaven this last
week. Gene loved to preach. He loved being a pastor. He was never attached to
worldly possessions, but was touched by the saving of a soul. In 1985, Gene
married Paula Kay Porter and to this union two children were born, Shannon Linae
Gray, 17, and Clayton Eugene Madison Gray, 15. He loved his children. Gene loved
nature. He loved taking young boys to the mountains and looking at the splendor
of God's creation. Every time he would get to the mountains he would talk of the
verse that says, "I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills for which cometh my
strength." He would make the comment that if you looked that far up and all of
it was strength, you were truly strong with the Lord. His love for fishing, and
hunting would always bring a laugh as he would tell of falling down creek beds
coon hunting, tipping over boats, or telling of the big one that got away. Gene
is preceded in death by his mother, Aileen Gray and his adopted father Holbert
C. Heath. He is survived by his wife Paula, daughter Shannon and son Clayton,
all of the home. A half-brother Danny Ray Turnbow and wife Mary, of Illinois,
three foster brothers Dale Purington, Paul Porter and wife Judy, of Muskogee,
Okla., and Edward Case, of Kansas City, Mo. Gene had many family members but no
friends. If you knew Gene, he always considered you family. His final words as
he lay in the hospital were never of him but always of others. He would ask this
question with all of the strength he could get, "Will you meet me in Heaven?
Everyone said, "Yes" and he would continue with one single word: PROMISE! Gene
touched and inspired more people than even he knew and will be greatly missed by
all. Funeral services for Bro. Gene Gray were held at 2:30 p.m., Sunday, Jan.
27, at the NEVC High School gymnasium, with Bro Curtis Townley officiated.
Pallbearers were Maj. Richard Hoback, Matt Higgins, Jim Yates, Fred Carlton,
Mike Newman, Doug Reynolds, Claude Allen, Rob McKinney, Lucas Quamme, and Kenny
Hallam. Honorary pallbearers were Joe Bell, and Robert Rash. Interment was in
the Green Lawn Cemetery in Schell City. Memorials are suggested to the family.
Funeral arrangements for Bro. Gene Gray were entrusted to the Lewis-Hoagland
Funeral Home, in Schell City.
GREEN, Virginia Lee (1929 - 2009)
Atkinson Funeral Home
Virginia Lee Green, May 1, 1929 - June 2, 2009. Virginia Lee Green, 80, Adrian,
MO, died Tuesday, June 2, 2009 at Willow Lane Nursing Home in Butler, MO.
Graveside services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, June 8, 2009 at Crescent
Hill Cemetery in Adrian. Friends may call from 1:00-2:00 p.m. Monday at the
Atkinson Chapel in Adrian. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of
GREER, Betty L. (1942 - 2009)
Atkinson Funeral Home
Betty Lee Greer, July 12, 1942 - August 23, 2009. Betty Lee Greer, 67, Adrian,
MO, died Sunday, August 23, 2009 at her home. Funeral services will be held at
10:00 a.m. Thursday, August 27, 2009 at the Atkinson Chapel in Adrian, MO.
Visitation will be from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Wednesday, August 26 at the chapel.
Burial will be in Crescent Hill Cemetery, Adrian. Memorial contributions may be
made to Heartland Hospice, 612 West Fort Scott Street, Butler, MO 64730 or to
the American Cancer Society, Kansas City Metro Office, 6700 Antioch Road, Suite
100, Merriam, KS 66204-1200.
GREER, Finley E. (1916 - 2008)
Kansas City Star, 24 March 2008
Finley Edgar Greer, 92, Archie, MO, passed away Sunday, March 23, 2008. Funeral
services 10 a.m., Tuesday, March 25, at Victory Assembly of God, Adrian, MO;
burial in Crescent Hill Cemetery. Visitation 6-8 p.m. Monday, March 24 at
Atkinson Chapel, Adrian. Contributions to Victory Assembly of God.
GREER, Finley E. (1916 - 2008)
Cass County Democrat Missourian, 27 March 2008
Finley E. Greer, Feb. 19, 1916 - March 23, 2008. Finley Edgar Greer, 92, Archie,
died March 23, 2008. He was born Feb. 19, 1916, in Orrick, the son of Finley
Edgar and Sara (Proctor) Greer. Services were March 25 at the Victory Assembly
of God in Adrian. Burial was in Crescent Hill Cemetery, Adrian, under the
direction of Atkinson Funeral Home, Adrian.
GREGORY, Jack Stone "Stoney" (1952 - 2008)
Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel Inc.
"Stoney" Jack Stone Gregory, December 30, 1952 - August 1, 2008 - Funeral
services for Jack Stone "Stoney" Gregory will be 10 a.m. Thursday, August 7,
2008 at the Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel in Butler, Missouri with Rev. Bill Read
officiating. No visitation. Burial in Scott Cemetery, Amsterdam, Missouri. In
lieu of flowers, contributions may be given to the Whitney Gregory College
Scholarship Fund. Jack Stone "Stoney" Gregory, age 55 of Amsterdam, Missouri
died Friday, August 1, 2008 at Bates County Memorial Hospital in Butler,
Missouri. He was born December 30, 1952 to Jack Vern and Violet Leona Thomas
Gregory in Amsterdam. Stoney is survived by his wife, Mary Frances Gregory of
Amsterdam, Missouri; two daughters, Brandi Fisk and husband Shawn of Sun City,
California and Whitney Gregory of the home; his parents, Jack Vern and Violet
Gregory of Amsterdam, Missouri; three brothers, Dennis Gregory of Amsterdam,
Missouri, Randy Gregory and wife Donna of Butler, Missouri and Brian Gregory and
wife Mary of Amsterdam, Missouri; his mother-in-law, Nancy Armentrout of
Amsterdam, Missouri; a grandson, Calin; and uncles, aunts, a nephew, nieces and
friends. He was preceded in death by his grandparents.
GREGORY, Jack Stone "Stoney" (1952 - 2008)
Kansas City Star, 4 August 2008
Gregory "Stoney" - "Stoney" Gregory, 55, Amsterdam, Mo., died Aug. 1, 2008.
Funeral services, 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 7, Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel, Butler,
Mo. (660) 679- 6555. No visitation. Burial Scott Cemetery, Amsterdam. In lieu of
flowers, contributions to Whitney Gregory College Scholarship Fund.
GREGORY, Jesse T. (?? - 2008)
Kansas City Star, 27 April 2008
Gregory, Jesse Tim "Butch" - J.T. "Butch" Gregory, 70 of Adrian died April 25,
2008. Cremation memorial services 10 am, Tuesday April 29th Schowengerdt Funeral
Chapel (660- 679-6555) Butler, MO. NO Visitation. Inurnment Scott Cemetery,
GREGORY, Leonard L. (1934 - 2009)
Hill & Son Funeral Home, LLC
Leonard L. Gregory, May 19, 1934 - May 8, 2009.Graveside service at Myers
Cemetery in rural Appleton City, Missouri on Monday, May 11, 2009 at 10:00 a.m.
Memorials to Crossroads Hospice. Leonard Leroy Gregory, son of James Edger and
Rita Mae (McCaslin) Gregory, was born May 19, 1934 in Kansas City, Missouri. He
passed away at his home in Windsor, Missouri May 8, 2009 at 74 years of age.
Leonard lived in Kansas City until 1947 when his family moved to a farm west of
Appleton City, Missouri. It was there that Leonard met his wife Patty Ann
Wegener. They were married at Leonard’s grandma’s home in Linden, Missouri in
1953. They lived in Linden for several years before moving to California for
four years where Mr. Gregory worked for Douglas Air Craft. The family moved back
to the Appleton City area where they resided until 2003 when Patty and Leonard
moved to Windsor, Missouri. Even though he had been handicapped for many years,
hunting and fishing were two of Leonard’s hobbies. He loved catching any type of
fish and trot lining. He especially liked turkey and duck hunting. He also
enjoyed hunting morel mushrooms. Leonard found great pleasure in going to “the
boats” where he played the slot machines and poker. Preceding Leonard in death
were his parents, one sister Opal Blankenship and one brother Jimmy Gregory.
Survivors include his wife Patty; three children, Vicki Baker, Lenny Gregory and
wife Mary and Tina Anderson and husband Fred; ten grandchildren, Jamie Gary,
John Paul Gary, Katrina Gregory, Lonnie Gregory, Vince Freemyer Jennie Anderson,
Stacy, Tim, Nathan and Jaclyn; six great-grandchildren, Mariah, Tristen, Luke,
Abby, Caden and Alexa; one brother Kellis Gregory; and three sisters, Stella
Thompson, Carolyn Green and Brenda Foster.
GRIFFITH, Dorothy Maxine (1923 - 2005)
Adrian Journal, 4 January 2006
Dorothy Maxine Griffith 1923 - 2005. Dorothy Maxine Griffith, 82, of Ballard,
passed away on Thursday, December 22, 2005 at the Golden Valley Memorial
Hospital in Clinton, MO.
GRIMES, Michael Lynn (1950 - 2009)
Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel Inc.
Michael Lynn Grimes, August 11, 1950 - March 2, 2009. Funeral services for Mike
Grimes will be 2 p.m. Friday, March 6, 2009 at Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel
(660-679-6555) in Butler, Missouri with Brother Alan Black officiating.
Visitation, 4:30-8 p.m. Thursday, March 5 at Schowengerdt Chapel followed by
Masonic services at 8 p.m. Burial, Crescent Hill Cemetery, Adrian, Missouri.
Contributions, Bates County Cattleman Scholarship Fund. Michael "Mike" Lynn
Grimes, age 58 of Butler, Missouri died Monday, March 2, 2009 at his home in the
small community of Ballard, Missouri. He was born August 11, 1950 to Jesse Don
and Norma Jean Hill Grimes in Clinton, Missouri. Mike is survived by his wife,
Charlotte Grimes of Ballard, Missouri; one son, Drew Grimes of Blue Springs,
Missouri; a stepson, Rocky Allen and wife Natalie of Parker, Kansas; three
stepdaughters, Kristie Clearwater of Coosada, Alabama, Kerry Nickell of Garnett,
Kansas and Jamie Schomaker and husband Ron of Yates Center, Kansas; his parents,
Don and Norma Jean Grimes of Archie, Missouri; two brothers, Randy Grimes and
wife Karen of Archie, Missouri and Dale Grimes and wife Kelly of Urich,
Missouri; two sisters, Joyce Combs and husband Troy of Leeton, Missouri and
Janice VanSandt and husband Ronnie of Adrian, Missouri; and seven grandchildren,
Austin Kelpis, Tommy Nickell, Samantha Nickell, Cole Wallace, Trent Allen, Cody
Allen and Ella Shomaker. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Mica Jean.
GRINER, Robert L. (1933 - 2004)
Kansas City Star, 15 June 2004
Robert L. Griner, 71, of Mound City, KS, formerly of Adrian, MO, died Sunday,
June 13, 2004, at St. Joseph Health Center, Kansas City, Mo. He was born May 2,
1933, at Archie, Mo., the son of William and Nannie Gilkerson Griner. He
graduated from Adrian High School. He married Mary Snider on July 12, 1978. He
was a member of Sugar Valley Golf and Country Club at Mound City, KS, and past
member of Elks at Fort Scott, KS, and Nevada, Mo. He was an insurance salesman
for Prudential Insurance until his retirement in 1993. Robert was preceded in
death by his parents. Survivors include his wife, Mary, of Mound City, KS; two
sons and one daughter, Robert L. Griner, II, of Fort Smith, AR, Lesa M. Post of
Mapleton, KS, and Kevin Griner of Overland Park, KS; one granddaughter, Tara
Griner of Fort Smith, AR; one brother, William G. Griner, and one sister, Mary
E. Yager, both of Belton, Mo. Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Thursday, June
17, 2004, at Woodland Cemetery, Mound City, KS. Visitation will be from 9:30
a.m. until service time at the Coffel-Schneider Chapel, Mound City.
Contributions are suggested to St. Joseph Institute for the Deaf/Kansas City
Campus. (Arr.: Coffel-Schneider Funeral Home, Mound City, KS)
GROUCH, Infant (1924 - 1924)
Butler Weekly Times, 20 October 1924. Submitted by Sandee Hubbard.
M. Grouch, living in the Conrad vicinity, lost an infant baby Sunday and it was
buried Monday in Adam Howell cemetery.
GROVES, Arrah J. (?? - 2009)
Kansas City Star, 9 April 2009
Arrah J. Groves, 81, of Adrian, Mo., formerly of KC area, passed away April 8,
2009. Visitation 12 to 1 p.m., service 1 p.m. Saturday, April 11, Newcomer's
Longview Funeral Home. Burial Longview Cemetery. Arr.: Newcomer's Longview
Funeral Home, 12700 S. Raytown Rd., KCMO 64149 (816) 761-6272.
GRUBB, Nevada Arizona Ellen (1912 - 2003)
Marshall Democrat, Monday, August 4, 2003
Nevada Arizona Ellen "Dolly" Grubb -Nevada Arizona Ellen "Dolly" Grubb, 91, of
Odessa, died Saturday, Aug. 2, 2003, at New Haven Nursing Home in Odessa.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Aug. 4, at Ralph O. Jones Funeral
Home in Odessa. Burial will be in Concord Cemetery in rural Bates City.
Memorials are suggested to Concord Cemetery Association in care of the funeral
home. Born Feb. 23, 1912, in Dunseith, N.D., she was the daughter of the late
William and Arizona Stowell. The family moved to Idaho and then to Big Sandy,
Mont., where they homesteaded. They moved to East Independence by covered wagon,
arriving in 1924. She attended school at Spring Branch School in Independence
before beginning work as a domestic for the Harold Hattey family south of Bates
City. On Dec. 31, 1937, south of Bates City, she married Henry Valentine Grubb,
who survives of the home. Thereafter, she was a lifelong resident of rural
Odessa and Bates City, with the exception of 10 years when the family lived in
Chatfield, Minn. After her marriage, she worked briefly at Odessa Shoe Factory
and was also a housewife. She also cared for 10 of her grandchildren before and
after school for many years. She had been a member of Concord Extension Club
since 1992. Additional survivors include one brother, Ben Stowell of Sibley;
four sons, Johnnie Grubb and wife Margie of Alma, and George Grubb and wife
Portia, Bob Grubb and wife Marie and Henry L. and wife Beth, all of rural
Odessa; 13 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. In addition to her
parents, she was preceded in death by three brothers, Jim, Charlie and Joe
Stowell, and two sisters, Hannah Crabb and Lodica Friend.
GUNN, Fannie Belle (1880 - 1960)
Adrian Journal, Thursday, December 29, 1960. Submitted by Sandee Hubbard
SERVICES HELD FOR FANNIE BELLE GUNN SATURDAY AFTERNOON - Fannie Belle Gunn,
daughter of Jacob P. and Mary Margaret Riley was born October 26, 1880 near
Burdette, Bates County, Missouri and departed this life at the Bates County
Memorial Hospital at Butler, Missouri December 22, 1960 at the age of 80 years,
1 month and 26 days. On July 4, 1897 she was united in marriage to Hiram M.
Gunn. To this union three children were born, Wesley Earl, Walter Clarence and
Ollie Belle. She was preceded in death by her father, mother, four brothers and
one sister. In young womanhood she united with the Burdett Baptist church and
was a member of that church at the time of her death. Fannie spent her entire
life in Bates County. Surviving are her son, Clarence and wife, Elva of Adrian;
daughter Ollie and husband Red of Butler; five grandchildren, Bob, Bud and
Yvonne Gunn of Adrian; Richard Underwood of Butler and Barbara Phillips of
Raytown; 13 great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and a host of friends. Funeral
services were held on Saturday, December 24, 1960 at the Six Funeral Chapel at
3:00 p.m. conducted by Rev. John Clark. Burial was in the Burdett Cemetery.
GUNN, Hiram Madison (1868 - 1931)
Adrian Journal, Submitted by Sandee Hubbard
HIRAM M. GUNN DEAD - Hiram Madison Gunn died at his home in this city on
Saturday, December 26, 1931; aged 63 years and 2 months.
Mr. Gunn had been in poor health for some time but had been able to be out most
of the time until Thursday evening when he collapsed at the Adrian Elevator. Mr.
Gunn was born near Freeman, Cass county, Mo., October 26, 1868, and spent his
life in his native state. When a boy he located in the Burdett community where
he spent most of his life, moving to Adrian a few years ago. At the age of
seventeen years Mr. Gunn was converted and united with the Burdett Baptist
Church, of which he remained a member until his passing. On July 4, 1896 he was
united in marriage with Miss Fannie Bell Riley. To this union three children
were born: Wesley Earl, who died at the age of three and one half years; Walter
Clarence, who is assistant postmaster at Adrian, and Ollie Bell Underwood, both
of Adrian. Besides the widow and two children his is survived by one grandson,
Richard Earl Underwood, his son-in-law German Underwood, and daughter-in-law
Elva Gunn; two sisters, Mrs. Bessie Cunningham, of Belmont, Wash.; and Mrs. Anna
Badorff, of San Francisco, California, and a brother, Clarence Gunn of Modesta,
California. Mr. Gunn had been for years a member of the Modern Woodmen of
America Lodge. Mr. Gunn was a good citizen, always a pleasant and agreeable
gentleman who was ready at all times to render a helpful service to his
fellowmen. All who knew him were his friends and where he spent the greater
portion of his life he is held in the highest esteem by those who knew him. We
shall miss the smiling face of Mr. Gunn in the business circles of Adrian, but
all will cherish in memory the beautiful spirit of cheerfulness he scattered
daily among his neighbors and friends. Funeral services for Mr. Gunn were held
Sunday afternoon from the Adrian Baptist Church conducted by the Rev. F. B
.Sampson, pastor of the Church. Interment was made in the Burdett cemetery by
Creath & Six funeral directors.
GUNSET, Nina Dell (1912 - 2008)
Coffel-Schneider Funeral Home, Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Nina Dell Gunset, 96, of Hume, Missouri, died Tuesday, October 28, 2008 at
Prescott Countryview Nursing Home, Prescott, Kansas. She was born July 31, 1912
in Butler, Missouri, the daughter of Robert and Josephine Morgan Jones. She
married Brice Gunset on August 2, 1936 at Butler, Missouri. He preceded her in
death in March of 1991. Nina was a homemaker. She lived in the same house in
Hume, Missouri from 1942 until going into the nursing home in 2005. She helped
Brice collect township taxes out of their home for many years. She had many
friends and she was always pleasant in good and bad times. She was preceded in
death also by her parents; one son, George Gunset (twin brother of Gerald); one
brother, and two sisters. Survivors include two sons, Gerald Gunset & wife,
Eloise of Snyder, Texas and James Gunset of Kansas City, Missouri; six
grandchildren; fifteen great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren.
GUNTHER, Nancy Lorene (1922 - 2008)
Kansas City Star, 5 February 2008
Nancy Lorene Gunther, 85 of Kansas City, MO died Friday, Feb. 1, 2008 at White
Oak Nursing Center in Kansas City, MO. Lorene was born August 2, 1922 in Rich
Hill, MO. Private family inurnment will be in the spring 2008 at Oak Hill
Cemetery Butler, MO. Arrangements under the direction of the Schowengerdt
Funeral Chapel (660- 679-6555) Butler, MO. Survivors include son Mike Gunther
and wife Carol of Prairie Village, KS; sisters Corrine DePriest of Blue Springs,
MO and Cecile Mahuta of Milwaukee, WI. Lorene was preceded in death by parents
Charley & Ethel
Stocklaufer; sisters Hazel Hedges, Frances Hart & Charlene Grimes; brothers
Louis & Glen Stocklaufer.
GUNTHER, Ruth Alexander (1921 - 2009)
Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel Inc.
Ruth (Alexander) Gunther, December 20, 1921 - August 18, 2009. Graveside
services for Ruth (Alexander) Gunther will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, August 21, 2009
at Oak Hill Cemetery in Butler, Missouri with Rev. Art Ellsworth officiating.
Visitation, 10 a.m. Friday, Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel (660-679-6555) Butler,
Missouri. In lieu of flowers, contributions to charity of choice. Ruth H.
Gunther, age 87 of Chesterfield, Missouri died Tuesday, August 18, 2009 at the
Missouri Baptist Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri. She was born December 20, 1921
to Frederick and Amanda Beaman Alexander in Warsaw, Missouri. Ruth is survived
by one son, Richard Gunther and wife Marion of Southport, North Carolina; and
several nephews and nieces. She was preceded in death by her parents; eight
brothers; and one sister, Elizabeth Gabriel.
GUTHRIE, Chad (1928 - 1946)
From the Adrian Journal, Thursday, July 11, 1944. Submitted by Sandee Hubbard
PLANE CRASH-DIES FROM BURNS - Chad Guthrie, popular Adrian youth died Friday
afternoon, July 5, the result of burns sustained when a plane in which he was a
passenger crashed into a parked automobile on 18 highway, one mile east of
Adrian. Instantly the plane and car burst into flames following the crash. The
body of Chad was burned beyond recognition before it was possible to recover the
body. George Melvin of Bellvue, Nebraska, pilot of the plane, sustained second
degree burns. He jumped from the plane just as it struck the car. He was taken
to the Butler hospital and later removed to the veterans hospital at Widsworth,
Kansas. John Underwood, coroner, directed the remains of Chad taken to the
Creath & Six funeral home. Melvin was flying a plane, the property of a party in
Fort Scott, Kansas. He had landed east of Adrian about 2:00 o’clock and had
solicited passengers to haul for a fee of $2.00 for a 15 minute ride, according
to evidence brought out at the coroners inquest, Melvin Smith, a chum of Chad
Guthrie had just completed a ride in the plane. Chad was the next passenger and
entered and was strapped into the plane by the pilot ready for the flight. The
take off was in a newly threshed oats field on the Brundige farm. The pilot
first attempted to take off to the north and failing turned and headed south. He
apparently was in trouble and could not get the plane off the ground. He first
hit two fence posts on the south of the field crossed the highway and crashed
into the Ford car of William Jenkins. Mr. Jenkins had stopped his car, gotten
out and was watching the takeoff. The speed of the plane was estimated at about
60 miles an hour at the time of the crash. Evidence brought out by Carl Shubert,
who was at the scene for sometime was that the pilot did not cut the speed of
the motor and had it wide open at the time of the crash. In a statement made by
Melvin at the Butler hospital, he stated that his motor had failed and he had
cut it off. Lester Clifton, Bill Jenkins, John Greenwell, Norman Brummett,
Melvin Smith and Ira Smith all testified at the inquest substituting the fact
that the plane never left the ground and that the takeoff was attempted to the
north before to the south. It was brought out at the inquest that there was
scarcely a noticeable wind at the time. Saturday morning a coroners jury
composed of Amos Mudd, Bert Wackeman, Edwin Blocher, Edward Fritts and W. I.
Nudson returned a verdict that death was due to an unavoidable accident in an
airplane crash. John Underwood coroner of Bates county, conducted the inquest.
Chad Guthrie was one of Adrian’s best youths. He had been a resident of this
community only about three years but as a student in the Adrian high school,
gained a wide acquaintance. Popular in athletics and a letterman in football,
Chad just got around and knew people. He was president of the Senior class last
spring from which he graduated from the Adrian high school as valedictorian of
the class. For the past year Chad had worked at the Ira Smith garage on 71
highway. He lived in the Smith home and he and Melvin Smith were constant
companions. They had planned to enter William Jewell college together this fall.
Mr. and Mrs. Smith felt toward Chad as one of their own and gave every
consideration to him. Chad Virgil Guthrie, Son of Mr. and Mrs. Ollie Guthrie of
Adrian community, was born near Abbott, Arkansas, August 8, 1928. He moved with
his parents to Bates county about three years ago and the family located on a
farm in Grand River township. Besides his parents, he is survived by two
sisters, Neva Jane and Anna Mae of the home.
Funeral services for Chad were held from the Adrian Methodist church, Saturday
afternoon, July 6, 1946. The services were conducted by Rev. A. J. Rowden,
pastor of the Adrian United Brethren church. Burial was in the Altona cemetery
by Creath & Six funeral service.
Guthrie, Curtis Udell (1905 - 1997)
From the News X-Press, Friday, December 12, 1997. Submitted by Sandee Hubbard
CURTIS UDELL GUTHRIE - Curtis Udell (Gill) Guthrie, 91, Bowling Green, Ohio,
formerly of Adrian, Mo died Wednesday, Dec. 3, 1997 at her home in Bowling
Green. Graveside services were held Dec. 4 at the Altona Cemetery, Altona, Mo.,
with the Rev. Robert Colston of the First Baptist Church of Adrian officiating,
assisted by Melvin Smith. Interment was in the Altona Cemetery under the
direction of the Atkinson Funeral Home, Adrian. Mrs. Guthrie was born Dec. 10,
1905 in Lucas County, Ark., to Aberham C. and Margaret E. (Melton) Gill. She
spent most of her early years in Arkansas. She married Ollie Virgil Guthrie on
April 3, 1926. To this union four children were born. Her husband preceded her
in death Nov. 22, 1955. A daughter, Alice Marie, died in infancy; a son, Chad
Virgil, was killed in an airplane crash on July 5, 1946 in Adrian, Mo. She
joined the Baptist Church in Arkansas in 1921 and transferred her membership to
the First Baptist Church of Adrian in 1959 where she was a loyal and faithful
member. She moved with her family from Arkansas to Adrian in 1943 where he lived
until 1988 when she went to live near her daughter ion Bowling Green. She
enjoyed piecing quilts for family and friends and spent many years caring for
elderly people in the Adrian area. She leaves two daughters, Neva Jane Sposato,
Bowling Green and Anna Mae Randall, Wichita, Kan.; five grandchildren; nine
great grandchildren and other relatives.
GUTHRIE, Ollie V. (1899 - 1955)
From the Adrian Journal, Thursday, December 1, 1955. Submitted by Sandee Hubbard
OBITUARY FOR..OLLIE V. GUTHRIE - Ollie Virgil Guthrie was born July 23, 1899 in
Keota, Oklahoma, to Albert and Mattie Guthrie, and departed this life November
22, 1955 at the Butler Memorial Hospital. On April 3, 1926, he was united in
marriage to Curtis U. Gill and to this union four children were born; Alice
Marie and Chad Virgil who preceded him in death; Anna Mae Guthrie, San Fernando,
California; and Mrs. Neva Sposato of Lorain, Ohio. He is survived by his wife,
the two daughters, one brother, W. C. Guthrie of Santa Anna, California, Mrs.
Malissa Wade, Pasadena, Texas, Mrs. Rosa Lile, Fort Smith, Arkansas, Mrs. Mable
Farmer, Booneville, Arkansas, and Mrs. Dora Eelph, Mansfield, Arkansas: two
grand children and many other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held
in the Six Chapel in Adrian, Missouri on Thursday, November 24, 1955 at 2 p.m.,
conducted by the Rev. Marvin Keirsey. Burial was in the Altona Cemetery.