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JACKSON, Alexander M. "Ava" (1890 - 1916)
From the Bates County Democrat, June 1, 1916. Submitted by Sandee Hubbard.
KILLED BY LIGHTNING - Ava Jackson, Charlotte Farmer, Lost His Life Wednesday Morning. Ava Jackson, a well known Charlotte township farmer, was struck by lightning and instantly killed Wednesday morning during a thunder storm. The accident happened about 10:00 o'clock while Mr. Jackson was plowing in a field a short distance south of his home. The team he was driving was not injured, although the appearance of the ground indicated that they had been frightened and had moved over the ground considerably. Mr. Jackson was about 34 years of age. He leaves a widow and a little daughter about 4 years of age.

JACKSON, Bonnie Mae (1914 - 2008)
Atkinson Funeral Home
Bonnie Mae Jackson, 94, Adrian, MO, died Monday, October 27, 2008 at Adrian Manor, Adrian. Services will be held at 2:00 PM Wednesday, October 29 at the Atkinson Chapel in Adrian. Visitation 6:00-8:00 PM Tuesday at the chapel. Burial will be in Scott Cemetery, Amsterdam, MO. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 4643 Lindell Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63108 or to the American Cancer Society, Kansas City Metro Office, 6700 Antioch Road, Suite 100, Merriam, KS 66204-1200. Bonnie was born September 15, 1914 in Amsterdam, MO, the daughter of John and Bertha (Kershner) Stephens. She was united in marriage to Wesley Jackson. To this union two sons were born, Marvin and Raymond. Bonnie was a loving and caring mother, wife, grandma and friend to a lot of people. Her door was always open to old, young, family and friends and she never met a stranger. Bonnie was constantly there for others and always made time to lend a helping hand. Along with spending time with family and friends, she loved the outdoors and her flowers. Her main pride and joy were her children and grandchildren. When she was with them, they shared their happiest moments. She will be sadly missed and never forgotten. Bonnie was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Wesley, in 1989, one son, Marvin, one grandson, Ricky and two sisters. She is survived by one son, Raymond Jackson and his wife, Fran, Osceola, MO; one sister, Verna Corbin, Amoret, MO; three grandsons, Dale and his wife, Monett, Terry and his wife, Kathy and Tracy Jackson; seven great-grandchildren, Jessica and her husband, Jason, Vanessa and her husband, Joe, Wyatt, Courtney, Chase, Trenton and Molly, all of Bates County; a step granddaughter, Barbie; a step grandson, Brad; two step great-granddaughters, Malenda and Valerie, South Carolina, and a number of nieces and nephews.

JACKSON, Carl Fred (1909 - 1990)
From the news-Xpress, Friday, July 13, 1990. Submitted by Sandee Hubbard.
Carl Fred Jackson - Carl Fred Jackson was born on Jan. 6, 1908 in Harper, Mo., to Charles and Rosa (Stark) Jackson and died June 25, 1990 at the Colonial Manor Nursing Home in Baxter, Iowa, at the age of 81 years. He was a farmer in Bates County for most of his life except for a short time of six years, 1937-1943 that he spent in Oregon and Washington. He was united in marriage to Lela Crowley on Dec. 10, 1930, and to this union was born one child, a daughter. He was a member of the Bethel Primitive Baptist Church in Adrian, Mo. He was preceded in death by his parents, four brothers and five sisters. He leaves his daughter and husband, Theresa and Jimmie Stewart of Newton, Iowa; his grandchildren, Kevin, Jackie, and Jana Stewart of Newton; Diana and Drew Holmes of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; and a great-grandson, Nathan Stewart, of Newton; three sisters, Maudie Smith of Excelsior Springs, Mo.; Jody Hockett of Adrian, Mo., Eula Manser of Butler, Mo., and a number of nieces and nephews.
The funeral was held June 29 at the Atkinson Chapel in Adrian with Elder Phillip Jones and Elder Vance Smith officiating. Burial in Adam Howell Cemetery, Amoret, Mo.

JACKSON, Charles C. (1864 - 1932)
From the Bates County Democrat March 31, 1932. Submitted by Sandee Hubbard
Charlotte Flashes - Mr. Charley Jackson was taken to a hospital in Kansas City Thursday night and passed away there Sunday morning.

JACKSON, Donna Faye (1949 - 2006)
Nevada Daily Mail, Tuesday, September 19, 2006
Donna Faye Jackson, 57, Independence, Mo., passed away on Sunday, Sept. 17, 2006, at Truman Medical Center West in Kansas City following a lengthy illness. She was born April 13, 1949, in El Dorado Springs, Mo., to Elton Ellis Light and Mildred Frances Oyler Light. She and William O. Jackson Jr. were married on Nov. 24, 1982, in Kansas City, Mo., and he survives of the home. Donna was a member of the North Platte Baptist Church in Platte City, Mo. Survivors in addition to her husband William; include three sons, Jerry Lamberd and his wife Jennifer, Piper, Kan., James Lamberd and his wife Marlena, Edwardsville, Kan., and Billy Jackson, of the home; one daughter, Megan Jackson, of the home; four grandchildren, Devon Lamberd, Edwardsville, Brooklynn Lamberd, Piper, Dawson Lamberd, Edwardsville, and Avion Jackson, of the home; two brothers, Elton Gary Light, Kansas City, Mo., and Ellis Kenneth Light, Gladstone, Mo.; two sisters, Connie Lee Collins, Sedalia, Mo., and Barbara Ann Comstock, Kansas City, Mo.; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins. Donna was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Curtis Eugene Light; twin sister, Linda Kay Jones; and one granddaughter, Na'Dashia Kay Jackson. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., on Thursday, Sept. 21, at Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada, with John Nichols officiating. Interment will follow in Virgil City Cemetery, Virgil City, Mo. Friends may call now and until the hour of service and the family receives friends 9-11 a.m., Thursday morning at the funeral home.

JACKSON, Dortha C. (1905 - 1991)
From the news-Xpress, Friday, February 22, 1991. Submitted by Sandee Hubbard
Dortha C. Jackson - Dortha C. Jackson, 84, died at her home, 406 North Main St., Butler, Mo., Feb. 15, 1991. She was born July 9, 1905 in Red Oak, Iowa to Richard Holm and Mary Binegar. She moved from Iowa to Missouri at the age of 12 where she attended Olive Branch School near Virginia. On April 17, 1923 she married Ernest Edward Jackson. To this union nine children were born. Mrs. Jackson was a housewife and was a cook in Butler and Adrian, Mo., restaurants until 1966 at which time she worked for 17 years as an attendant in the ladies lounge at the Bates County Courthouse, retiring in 1983. She leaves four sons; Orville Jackson, and Charles Jackson, Butler, Gilbert Jackson, Adrian, and Ronnie Jackson, Appleton City, Mo.; four daughters, Lucille West, Leavenworth, Kan., Margaret Long, Bella Vista, Ark., Christine Ryan, Pleasant Hill, Calif.; and Eileen Smith, Concord, Calif.; 24 grandchildren, and 34 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a brother, Charles Holm, an infant son, four grandchildren and her husband on Feb. 11, 1989. The funeral was held Feb. 17 at the Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel in Butler with the Rev. Delbert Hart officiating. Burial was at Adam Howell Cemetery near Virginia, Mo.

JACKSON, Elizabeth (1841 - 1922)
From the Bates County Democrat, February 2, 1922. Submitted by Sandee Hubbard.
Mrs. Elizabeth Jackson Dead - Mrs. Elizabeth Jackson, aged 81 years and 27 days, died at her home in Charlotte township Wednesday evening, January 25, at 7:00 o’clock. Mrs. Jackson was born in Kentucky, but had been a resident of Bates County for many years. She is survived by four sons and one daughter. Funeral services were held at the home Saturday morning at 11:00 o’clock and burial made in Adam Howe cemetery.

JACKSON, Ernest Edward (1898 - 1989)
From the news-Xpress, Friday, February 17, 1989. Submitted by Sandee Hubbard
Ernest Edward Jackson - Ernest Edward Jackson was born Aug. 4, 1898 in St. Clair County, Mo., the son of Charles Clayborn Jackson and Rosella A. Stark Jackson. He died Feb. 11, 1989 at the Bates County Memorial Hospital in Butler, Mo., at the age of 90. On April 17, 1923 he was united in marriage to Dortha Christina Holm. Except for a few years as a young man living in the state of Washington he lived his entire life in the Bates County area. Mr. Jackson was a farmer and a truck driver, retiring in 1978. He was a member of the Adrian Primitive Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother Bernie Jackson and one sister, Laura Rabourn. He leaves his wife of the home; four sons, Orville, Jackson and Charles Jackson, both of Butler, Gilbert Jackson of Adrian and Ronnie Jackson of Appleton City. Mo.; four daughters, Lucille H. West of Leavenworth, Kan., Margaret Fern Long of Bella Vista, Ark.; Christine B. Ryan and Eileen Smith of Concord, Calif.; two brothers, Carl Jackson of Archie, Mo., and Wesley Jackson of Amsterdam, Mo; three sisters, Maudie Smith of Excelsior Springs, Mo., Josephine Hockett of Adrian, Eula Manser of Butler; 25 grandchildren; and 31 great-grandchildren. The funeral was held Feb. 14 at the Underwood-Steinbeck-Schowengerdt Chapel in Butler with Charles Surbough officiating and burial in the Adam Howell Cemetery near Butler.

JACKSON, Everett C. (1908 - 1944)
From the Bates County Democrat, March 16, 1944. Submitted by Sandee Hubbard
Everett C. Jackson Dead - Everett C. Jackson, aged thirty-six years old passed away at his home north of Amoret, Thursday night. He is survived by his wife, Mildred and two daughters, Edith and Evelyn of the home. He has lived the greater part of his life in the Amoret and Virginia community.

JACKSON, Gilbert Eugene (1925 - 2007)
From the News-Xpress, Friday, March 9, 2007. Submitted by Sandee Hubbard.
Gilbert E. Jackson - Gilbert Eugene “Gib” Jackson, age 82 of Adrian, Missouri died Monday, March 5, 2007 at Bates County Memorial Hospital in Butler. He was born February 3, 1925 to Ernest Edward and Dortha Holm Jackson in Virginia, Missouri. Gib, one of nine children, grew up and spent most of his life in Bates County, Missouri. He served his country during World War II in the United States Army. Along with raising cattle and farming, Gib started driving a truck for Ours Oil Company in Butler in the late 1940s. In 1954 he hauled cars for Jack Cooper Transport Company and gave 20 years of service, retiring in 1974. After retiring, Gib wanted to keep busy so he opened up his own mechanic shop and turned many wrenches for a lot of Bates County residents. Gib was an easy-going kind of guy that loved a good laugh and was willing to help anybody. He enjoyed deer hunting and coon hunting, rebuilding tractors, running trout lines, working with his coon dogs, watching “Bonanza” on television and looked forward to an occasional cold beer. He loved spending time with his grandchildren and playing with his great-grandchildren. Gib is survived by his daughter, Linda Casey of Butler, Missouri; two brothers, Charlie Jackson and wife Vesta of Butler, Missouri and Ronnie Jackson and wife Margie of Appleton City, Missouri; four sisters, Lucille West and husband Virgil of Leavenworth, Kansas, Christine Ryan of Pleasant Hill, California, Margaret Long and  husband Kenneth of Bella Vista, Arkansas and Eileen Smith and husband Everett of Trenton, Missouri; a sister-in-law, Laverne Jackson of Butler, Missouri; three grandchildren, Jamie, Kelly and wife Jessie and Mary Beth; and four great-grandchildren, Samantha Lynn, Tearsten Marie, Tanna Jo and Jonhenry Bruce. He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Orville and an infant brother; and one son, Gilbert Bruce. Funeral services were held 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 7, 2007 at the Ohio Street United Methodist Church in Butler with Rev. James Stanfield-Myers officiating. Burial in the Adam Howell Cemetery, Virginia, Missouri. Contributions to the VFW. Services were under the direction of the Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel (660-679-6555) in Butler.

JACKSON, Joan (1930 - 1930)
From the Bates County Democrat, September 25, 1930. Submitted by Sandee Hubbard
Personal Items - Mr. and Mrs. Mart Jackson of Elkhart township lost an infant daughter Sunday morning, September 21. Burial was made in the Adam Howe cemetery

JACKSON, John Shelby (1925 - 1926)
From the Bates County Democrat December 30, 1926. Submitted by Sandee Hubbard
Charlotte Flashes - The little son of J. M. Jackson who has been sick for some time is not improving very fast.

JACKSON, Lela Mae (1910 - 1987)
From the Adrian Journal, Thursday, April 16, 1987. Submitted by Sandee Hubbard
Funeral services held April 15 for Lela Mae Jackson - Lela Mae Jackson was born December 17, 1910 to Willis Crowley and Bessie Lou Barnes Crowley in Black Bear, Idaho and departed this life April 12, 1987 at the Golden Valley Hospital in Clinton, Missouri at the age of 76 years, 3 months and 26 days. She was united in marriage to Carl F. Jackson on December 10, 1930 and resided most of their married life in Bates County, Mo. To this union one daughter was born. She was preceded in death by her parents, one brother, and one sister. She is survived by her husband, Carl of the home, her daughter, Theresa Louise Stewart and son-in-law, Jimmie Dale Stewart of Newton, Iowa, two sisters, Emma Thompson of Prosser, Washington and Essie VanWinkle of Sunnyside, Washington, one brother, George Crowley of Hayden Lake, Idaho; two granddaughters, Jane Renae Stewart of Newton, Iowa and Diana Lynn Stewart of Austin, Texas one grandson, Kevin Bradley Stewart of Newton, Iowa and a host of nieces and nephews. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends. Funeral services were held at the Atkinson Chapel, Adrian, Mo. On Wednesday, April 15, 1987, at 2:00 p.m. with Elder Phillip Jones and Elder Vance Smith officiating. Casket bearers were Kevin Stewart, Jimmie Stewart, Wesley Jackson, Marvin Jackson, Tom Hockett and Bob Moles. Burial was in Adam Howe Cemetery, Amoret, Missouri.

JACKSON, Michael Ray (1964 - 2005)
Adrian Journal, 9 November 2005
Michael Ray Jackson 1964 - 2005 - Michael Ray Jackson, age 41 of Kansas City, Missouri, formerly of Butler, Missouri died Saturday, October 29, 2005 at St. Luke's Hospital in Kansas City. Graveside services were Wednesday, November 2, 2005 at the Adam Howell Cemetery in Virginia, Missouri.

JACKSON, Michael Ray (1964 - 2005)
From the New-Xpress, Friday November 4, 2005. Submitted by Sandee Hubbard
Michael Ray Jackson - Michael Ray Jackson, 41 Kansas City, Mo., formerly of Butler, Mo., died Saturday, Oct. 29, 2005 at St. Luke’s Hospital in Kansas City. Graveside services were Nov. 2 at the Adam Howell Cemetery, Virginia, Mo., with Pastor Eldon Allen officiating. Arrangements by Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel, Butler. Mr. Jackson was born Oct. 27, 1964 in Harrisonville, Mo., to Charles Edward and Vesta Mae Long Jackson. One of five children, he was raised in butler where he attended high school. As a child, he went to the Butler Presbyterian Church. He loved cooking as was a cook in several restaurants including Glenn’s Café in Butler and Denney’s in Kansas City. Mike enjoyed cooking, spending time in the outdoors and having a good time with his friends. He was an avid animal lover, especially cats. He loved his children deeply. Michael Ray Jackson is survived by his parents, Charles and Vesta Jackson, Butler; a son, Michael Jackson, Butler; a daughter, Nikki Jackson, Butler; three brothers, Douglas Jackson and wife Mary, Big Springs, Texas, Randy Jackson, Butler, and Devin Jackson, Oklahoma City, Okla.; and a sister, Gayla Jackson, Butler.

JACKSON, Orville Richard (1924 - 1997)
From the New-Xpress, Friday February 28, 1997. Submitted by Sandee Hubbard
Orville Richard Jackson - Orville Richard Jackson, 73, Butler, Mo., died Feb. 23, 1997 at his home. The funeral was held Feb. 27, at the Schowengerdt Funeral chapel, Butler with Brother Charles Mathis officiating. Burial in Adam Howell Cemetery, Virginia, Mo. Contributions may be made to the Bates County Health Center Hospice or American Cancer Society. Mr. Jackson was born Feb. 7, 1924, to Ernest Edward and Dortha C. Holm Jackson in Amsterdam, Mo. The oldest of nine children, he grew up in Amsterdam where he graduated from high school. He moved to Kansas City and worked at A & P and Frito Lay. On Oct. 30, 1950, he married LaVerne McMillin and to this union four children were born. Moving to Adrian, Mo., he owned and operated a restaurant prior to driving for Jack Cooper Transport company. In 1960 he moved to Butler and became owner/operator of the DX station before being employed by Kahn Chevrolet for 23 years. Finally, he opened his own Butler Auto Sales where he worked until his stroke in November of 1991. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Butler. He leaves his wife, of Butler; two sons, Stanley Jackson and Robert Jackson and wife Mary, all of Butler; two daughters, Patricia Chapman and husband Roger, Garland,
Texas; and Judy Lewis and husband Mark, Guymon, Okla.; three brothers, Gilbert Jackson, Adrian; Charles Jackson and wife Vesta, Butler; and Ronnie Jackson and wife Margaret, Appleton City, Mo.; four sisters, Lucille West and husband Virgel, Leavenworth, Kan.; Margaret Long and husband Kenneth, Bella Vista, Ark.; Eileen Smith and husband Everett Jr., Butler; and Christine Ryan, Pleasant Hill, Calif.; five grandchildren, Fawn Hadley, Heather Lewis, Josh Jackson, Amber Jackson and Ashley Jackson and other relatives.

JACKSON, Rosella A. (1873 - 1950)
From the Bates County Democrat November 23, 1950. Submitted by Sandee Hubbard
Charlotte Flashes - A number of friends from here attended the funeral of Mrs. Rosa Jackson last Friday afternoon at the Baptist Church northeast of Virginia. Burial was in Adam Houl cemetery.

JACKSON, Thomas J. (1837 - 1911)
From the Bates County Democrat, April 27, 1911. Submitted by Sandee Hubbard
Western Bates - Mr. Jackson, of north of Virginia, died at his home last Saturday. He was buried Sunday.

JAMES, Shirley Ann Hannah (1937 - 2007)
KDKD website, Clinton, Missouri
Shirley Ann Hannah James, 4 August 1939 - 11 December 2007. Shirley Ann (Hannah) James, 70, of Warsaw, Mo., died Tuesday December 11, 2007 at her home. She was born August 4, 1937 in Bates County, Mo., to Claud L. Hannah and Annie Mae Moles Hannah. She married Ova F. James on January 26, 1976, in Miami, Ok. He preceded her in death on December 27, 1997. Shirley had worked in the restaurant business for the past 10 years. Among her life accomplishments were her titles of Mom, Wife, Sister, Friend, and most importantly Grandma. Shirley is and will always be a warrior. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents and her brother, Russell Hannah. Shirley is survived by her two daughters, Diane Cox of Independence, Mo., and Kathy Earl of Lake Annette, Peculiar, Mo.; three sisters, Helen M. Earl of the home, Betty L. Gillis of Adrian, Mo., and Mary L. Livingston and her husband Bob of Tightwad, Mo.; one brother Donald R. Hannah and his wife Betty of Tightwad; her grandchildren, Stephanie Renee Cox of Kingsville, Mo., Steven Douglas Cox, Jr., and his wife Bethany of Blue Springs, Mo., Scott Allen Cox of Independence, Billy James, Jr., of St. Joseph, Mo., and Oda James of Kansas City, Mo.; great-grandchildren, Garrett Allan Lindmark of Kansas City, Melissa Ann Jewell of Kingsville, Gunner Steven Cox of Blue Springs, Melanie Renee Jewell of Kansas City, Cade Allen Cox of Blue Springs, Damius and Dakota James of Kansas City, and Bryan Ova Cox Of Independence; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday December 15, 2007 at the Bradley & Hadley Funeral Home, Clinton. Burial will be in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Bates County, Mo. The family will receive friends Saturday morning from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m., just prior to the service. Friends may call Friday from Noon to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

JAMES, Shirley Mae (1939 - 2005)
Adrian Journal, 12 Ocotber 2005
Shirley Mae James 1939-2005 - Shirley Mae James, 65, Archie, MO, died Monday, October 3, 2005 at her home. Funeral services were held Thursday, October 6, 2005 at the United Methodist Church, Archie, MO, officiated by her husband, Rev. Travis James.

JARVIS, Josephine (?? -2006)
Nevada Daily Mail, Tuesday, October 17, 2006
Josephine Jarvis, 79, Nevada, Mo., died Oct. 12, 2006, at Nevada Regional Medical Center, Nevada. Funeral services were held Monday, Oct. 16, at 11 a.m., at the Heuser Funeral Home, Rich Hill, Mo. The family received friends Monday, 9-11 a.m., at the funeral home. Burial was in the Greenlawn Cemetery, Rich Hill.

JEFFERSON, Thomas (1860 -1942)
Published Osborne County Farmer, Osborne, Kansas,15 Jan 1942, submitted by Cheryl Shaffer
Thomas Jefferson, son of O.J. and Martha HARVEY, was born at Appleton, Bates, Missouri, April 30, 1860, and departed this life Sunday morning at his home in Sharon, being 81 years, eight months and five days of age. At an early age he moved with his parents to Iowa, then to Salem, Nebraska, where October 15, 1882, he was united in marriage with Eliza Ann POLLEY and to this union two children were born: Mrs. Nellie BERTLESEN of Woodward and Jesse E. HARVEY of Severy, Kansas. In 1887 he located in Osborne County, Kansas, coming to Oklahoma in 1901 homesteading at Moscow Flats and enduring the hardships of pioneering days with a cheerful outlook, enjoying the privilege of building for a future. Later he moved to Sharon where he resided at the time of his death. He became a member of the Christian Church when but 15 years of age and has led a devoted Christian life since. He was a charter member of the Christian Church in Mutual; a loyal member of the Farmers' Union and was always vitally interested in the affairs of his community. Surviving are his wife and two children, eight grandchildren, one great-grandchild, two sisters, Mrs. Belle MORRIS of Dawson, NE, and Mrs. Julia MCGEE of Buffalo, and three brothers, J.W. HARVEY, Osborne, KS; Frank of Kearney, NE and Charles HARVEY of Lone Wolf. Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Christian Church at Mutual, with Rev. Elmer HEDGES of Seiling, assisted by the local pastor, Rev. CUNNINGHAM officiating. Burial was in the Sharon Cemetery with the Armstrong funeral directors in charge.

JEFFRIES, John Martin (1930 -2007)
Nevada Daily Mail, Tuesday, November 6, 2007
John Martin Jeffries, 77, Nevada, passed away on Monday, Nov. 5, 2007, at Barone Alzheimer's Care Center, in Nevada, following a lengthy illness. He was born Feb. 27, 1930, in Nevada, to Isaac Francis Jeffries and Elsie Mildred Smith Jeffries. He married Florence Irene Richards on June 25, 1950, in Lucedale, Miss., and she survives of the home. John attended Nevada schools and was recently among several veterans receiving honorary G.E.D.'s from Nevada High School. At the age of 18, John entered the United States Air Force where he served from 1950-1952 during the Korean Conflict. Following his time in the service, he worked as an electrician for the City of Rich Hill, in the electrical power plant. John then worked for Dabmer Electric in Nevada for 45 years until his retirement in 1992. He pastored several small churches in the area during his life including: Deerfield Baptist Church, Sylvandale Baptist Church, Arthur, Mo., Baptist Church, Girard, Kan., Baptist Church, Caplinger Mills Baptist Church and most recently the Milo Baptist Church. Survivors in addition to his wife Irene, include five children; Shelia Griffin and her husband Gene, Nevada, Bruce Jeffries and his wife Karen, Sheldon, Bill Jeffries and his wife Nancy, Nevada, Steve Jeffries and his wife Brenda, Millbrook, Ala., and Cindy Vandenburg and her husband Mike, Metz; 10 grandchildren, Tammy Wagner and her husband Daniel, Nevada, and their children Ryan and Seth Chanove; Pamela Richmond and her husband Gary, Nevada, and their children Kyla West and Braxton Richmond; David Jeffries and his children, Ashton Brandon, and Brayden Dixon, Amanda Ehrlich and her husband Charlie, of W.Va.; Rebecca Jeffries, Josh Jeffries, Scotty Jeffries, Audrey Jeffries, of Millbrook, Ala., Steven Jeffries, Millbrook, Ala., and Sharon, Ashley, and Katlynn Vandenburg, Metz; and one brother Isaac Jeffries, Jr., Springdale, Ark. He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Allene Roberts and Rose Belt Chapman, and one brother, Billy Jeffries. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., on Thursday, Nov. 8, at Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada, with John Nichols officiating. Interment will follow in Moore Cemetery, Nevada, with military honors. Friends may call now and until the hour of service and the family will receive friends 7-8 p.m., on Wednesday, Nov. 7, at the funeral home.

JENKINS, Barbara A. (1947 -2006)
Adrian Journal, 22 February 2006
Barbara Ann Jenkins 1947-2006 - Barbara Ann Jenkins passed away February 15, 2006 at her home in Rich Hill, MO. Funeral services were held Saturday, February 18 at the Rich Hill United Methodist Church.

JENKINS, Mary Helen (1928 - 2009)
Mullinax Funeral Home
Mary Helen Jenkins, February 12, 1928 - March 16, 2009. Mary Helen Thomas Jenkins died in her Drexel, Missouri home on March 16, 2009 at the age of 81. She was surrounded by family when she slipped away peacefully two months after being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.
She was born February 12, 1928 in Sugar Township, Miami County, Kansas, to Bessie Belle Burson Thomas and Herbert Sherman Thomas. With her siblings Mildred Ellen Raffety, Herbert Edwin Thomas and James Earl Thomas, she grew up on a farm west of Drexel without running water or electricity. At home, she read by the light of a coal oil lamp and kept warm with the heat of a woodstove. She attended the Number 5 school house in Miami County. Helping the family raise their own food and sew their clothing, she learned simple, conservative values she would pass on to her own children. The Thomas family lived in a series of rental properties until moving into a white two-story house at the corner of Second and Bates streets in Drexel where Citizens Bank stands today. Mary Helen graduated from Drexel High School in 1946. On November 7, 1948, she married Robert Lee Jenkins in the Baptist Parsonage in Drexel, Missouri. Together they raised three children, Thomas Lee Jenkins, Debra Carson Burke and Angela Gay Jenkins. The family moved several times as Bob worked in the aerospace industry. They lived in Wichita and Shawnee, Kansas and Drexel, Missouri. For a few years, they owned a restaurant and later a hobby shop on Main Street in Drexel where Mary Helen enjoyed teaching toll painting. She also worked for King Radio and the Bendix Corporation. She was a member of the Drexel Methodist Church and was an active member of the Mary Martha Circle for many years. As the matriarch, Mary Helen lived by the principles that made Dave Ramsey famous: pay cash, spend less than you make and if you can’t afford it, don’t buy it. Always practical and plain-spoken, she taught her children to love others unconditionally as best you can, to work around those you must rather than try to change them, and remember your attitude about yourself shouldn’t depend on the opinion of others. Above all, she would have us remember, “God gave you a good brain - use it.” Later in life, Mary Helen’s interests turned to genealogy. She spent countless hours doing research on the Internet, tracing the family history back 10 generations to the 1750’s. She learned she had relatives who participated in the Boston Tea Party and a connection to Abraham Lincoln. She was an avid reader of historical fiction and a dedicated follower of conservative politics. She was preceded in death by her husband Robert (September 7, 1994) as well as her parents. She is survived by her siblings and children, her eight grandchildren Heather, Holly, Noelle, Andrea, Mike, Jennifer, Christian and Hayley, and eleven great-grandchildren Hannah, Ryder, Joey, Jenna, Emily, Miles, Cedar, Bodhi, Julian, Mikayla, and Gabriel. Services will be held at 11:00am Thursday, March 19, at the Drexel United Methodist Church with Rev. Marilyn Niemeyer, Ph.D., presiding. Visitation will be from 5:00 to 7:00pm Wednesday, March 18 at the Mullinax Chapel, Drexel. Burial will be in Sharon Cemetery, Drexel. In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to: Drexel United Methodist Church, Memorial Fund, PO Box 19, Drexel, Mo., 64742.

JENKINS, Russell Lee (1927 - 2009)
Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel Inc.
Russell Lee Jenkins, May 25, 1927 - April 11, 2009. Funeral services for Russell "Russ" Jenkins will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 15, 2009 at Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel (660-679-6555) in Butler, Missouri with Pastor Jerry Jenkins officiating and Brother Charles Sutton assisting. Visitation will be prior to services from 10-11 a.m. Wednesday at Schowengerdt Chapel. Burial in Crescent Hill Cemetery, Adrian, Missouri. Contributions, Crossroads Hospice or Missouri Baptist Children's Home. Russell Lee "Russ" Jenkins, age 81 of Harrisonville, Missouri died Saturday, April 11, 2009 at the Crown Care Center in Harrisonville. He was born May 25, 1927 to Max Earless and Minnie Lee Poindexter Jenkins in Butler, Missouri. Russ is survived by his wife, Flo Jenkins of Harrisonville, Missouri; a brother, Glen Jenkins and wife Betty of Butler, Missouri; and numerous nephews, nieces and other relatives. He was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers, Fay, Floyd, Charles William and Clayton; and two sisters, Evalena Garrison and Julia Pohle.

JILEK, Henrietta B. (1918 -2006)
Adrian Journal, 10 May 2006
Henrietta B. Jilek 1918-2006. Henrietta B. Jilek, 88, Archie, MO, where she resided with her daughter, passed away Monday, May 1, 2006 at the Bates County Memorial Hospital. Funeral services were held Thursday, May 4, 2006 at the Underwood-Brantonies Funeral Home.

JOHNSON, Gary Delaine Sr. (1938 - 2009)
Mullinax Funeral Home
Gary Delaine Johnson, Sr. May 30, 1938 - October 5, 2009. Gary Delaine Johnson, Sr., (Laine), died Monday, October 5, 2009 in Drexel, Mo., where lived for 15 years. Prior to his death he resided in Kingston, Oklahoma. He loved to fish at Lake Texoma.
Laine was born May 30, 1938 to Van and Bessie Johnson in Puxico, Mo. He was married for 52 years, six months and 19 days to Jearlene (Jerri) Johnson. Surviving are his wife, Jerri Johnson; five children and their spouses: Sandy Hocker and husband Bill of Archie, Mo., Gary Johnson Jr. and wife Diana of Harrisonville, Mo., Larry Johnson and wife Lisa of Madill, Okla., Vickey Marionneaux and husband Joey of Madill, Okla., and Dianna Howard of Drexel. Also surviving are 13 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren, one brother, Jerry Johnson and wife Georgie of Conway, Mo., and two sisters, Sherry O’Dell and husband Jim of Conway, and Doris Thatcher and husband Bud of Sedalia, Mo., as well as several nieces and nephews. Visitation will be from noon to 2pm Thursday, October 8, 2009 at Mullinax Funeral Home, Drexel. A funeral service will follow at 2pm, with Rev. Jim O’Dell officiating. Pallbearers will be Shawn Karr, Tyler Waggoner, Dalton Owens, Scott Owens, Nathan Johnson and Matthew Johnson. Honorary pallbearers will be Michael Grah, Chris Bradshaw and Gerald Anderson. Memorial contributions in Laine’s name are suggested to Heartland Hospice of Butler, in care of the funeral home.

JOHNSON, Wanda Jean (1926 -2009)
Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel Inc.
Wanda Jean Johnson, November 1, 1926 - February 26, 2009.  Funeral services for Wanda Johnson will be 10:30 a.m. Sunday, March 1, 2009 at the Bethany Mennonite Church in Rich Hill, Missouri. Visitation, 6-8 p.m. Saturday evening at church. Burial, Bethany Mennonite Cemetery, Rich Hill. Contributions to Bethany Mennonite Church Benevolent Fund or Heartland Hospice. Services under direction of the Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel (660-679-6555) in Butler, Missouri. Wanda Jean Johnson, age 82 of Rich Hill, Missouri died Thursday, February 26, 2009 at Willow Lane Nursing Center in Butler, Missouri. She was born September 1, 1926 to Henry and Sadie Smith Dirks in Halstead, Kansas. Wanda is survived by her husband, Charles Johnson of Rich Hill, Missouri; a son, Dayton Johnson and wife Loretta of Rich Hill, Missouri; a daughter, Charlotte Schultz and husband Glenn of Rich Hill, Missouri; a son-in-law, Ernest "Ernie" Koehn of Butler, Missouri; four brothers, Gerald Dirks and wife Evelyn and Leland Dirks and wife Mary Lou, all of Butler, Missouri and Chester Dirks and wife Carrol and Wesley Dirks and wife Donna, all of Rich Hill, Missouri; two sisters, Rowene Schmidt of Jamesport, Missouri and Gloria Koehn of Moundridge, Kansas; and 20 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; a daughter, Edith Koehn in 2005; one grandson, Nolan Verle Koehn; a sister, Marjorie Schmidt; and a brother-in-law, William Schmidt.

JOLLIFF, Delbert (1942 -2006)
Adrian Journal, 2 March 2006
Delbert Jolliff 1942-2006 - Delber Joliff, age 63, of Adrian, MO died Friday, February 24, 2006 at his home in rural Adrian. Funeral services were Tuesday, February 28, 2006 at the Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel in Butler, MO.

JONES, Darwin Dean (1926 - 2009)
Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel Inc.
Darwin Dean Jones - October 31, 1926 - January 20, 2009. Funeral services for Darwin Jones will be 2 p.m. Friday, January 23, 2009 at Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel (660-679-6555) in Butler, Missouri with Rev. James Stanfield-Myers officiating. Visitation, prior to services from 1-2 p.m. at Schowengerdt Chapel. Burial, Appleton City Cemetery, Appleton Cemetery, Missouri. Contributions, Ohio Street United Methodist Church or Appleton City Cemetery. Darwin Dean Jones, age 82 of Butler, Missouri died Tuesday, January 20, 2009 at St. Luke's Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri. He was born October 31, 1926 to John Calvin and Nellie Ray Jones in Deepwater, Missouri. Darwin is survived by his wife, Arma Lee Jones of Butler, Missouri; one brother, Dale Jones and wife Eva of Peculiar, Missouri; one sister, Nadine Bartimus and husband Carol of Clinton, Missouri; a sister-in-law, Kathryn Jones of Appleton City, Missouri; and nephews and nieces. He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Don and Robert; and an infant brother J.W.

JONES, David J. (1831 - 1906)
From the Adrian Journal, Thursday, March 2, 1906. Submitted by Sandee Hubbard
DAVID JONES DEAD - David Jones died at his home four miles east of Adrian on Monday, February 26th, 1906, aged 75 years and 14 days.
David Jones was born in Kentucky and grew to manhood in his native state. He was married in early manhood to Miss Sarah McCombs, who survives him, to this union three children were born, two of whom are living. He had been a faithful member of the Baptist Church for about forty years and died in the faith. He was a good man, loved and respected by all who knew him. Funeral services were held at Altona, Wednesday, conducted by Dr. Wright, and the remains laid to rest in the cemetery at that place.

JONES, J.W. (?? - 2008)
Kansas City Star, 9 November 2008
J.W. "Red" Jones, 68, of Adrian, Mo., passed away November 8, 2008. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Tues., Nov. 11 at Atkinson Chapel, Adrian. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Mon., Nov. 10 at the chapel. Burial in Crescent Hill Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Heartland Hospice, Butler, Mo.

JONES, Jan (?? - 2009)
Kansas City Star, 10 May 2009
Jan (Tourtillott) Jones, 52, of Kansas City, MO, formerly of Rich Hill, MO, passed away May 7, 2009. Funeral Services will be held Tuesday, May 12, at 2 p.m., at the Heuser Funeral Home in Rich Hill; burial will be in the Green Lawn Cemetery, Rich Hill. The family will receive friends Monday, 7-8 p.m., at the Funeral Home. The family suggests memorial contributions to the Jan Jones Memorial Fund in c/o Heuser Funeral Home. She is survived by her son Robert Heuser, Lee's Summit, MO; her mother, Lois Tourtillott, Butler, MO; sisters Vicki and Cliff Norris, Kansas City, MO, and Willa Sue and Danny Breckenridge, Rich Hill, MO; and her brother Lennie and Sharon Tourtillott, Rich Hill, MO. Arr. Heuser Funeral Home, 4th and Walnut, Rich Hill, MO; 417-395-2213.

JONES, Larry Dale (1950 - 2006)
Nevada Daily Mail, Tuesday, 5 September 2006
Larry Dale Jones, the son of Howard Haskel and Esta (Bennett) Jones, was born on Sept. 28, 1950, in Wagoner, Okla., and passed away on Aug. 29, 2006, at his home, at 55 years of age. Larry was a long-time resident of the Vernon County area. He graduated high school in 1969. He was united in marriage to Valerie Mae Salkil on June 13, 1975, in Topeka, Kan. Larry worked as a brick mason the majority of his life and much of his hard work is evident all around the area. He was also a member of the Calvary Baptist Church in Nevada. Survivors include his wife, Valerie of the home, Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Jones of Nevada, Matt Jones and Auna of El Dorado Springs, Mo., Melissa Jones and Eric of Fort Myers, Fla., Mr. and Mrs. Larry Dale Jones Jr. of Nevada, Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Jones of Bronaugh, Mo.; Daniel, David, Whitney and Jonathan Jones of the home; seven grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; two sisters and one brother. Funeral services were held at 3 p.m., Friday, Sept. 1, at Evergreen Memorial Chapel, with Terry Mosher officiating. Burial was in Newton Burial Park, Nevada. The visitation was prior to the service at 2 p.m., at Evergreen Memorial Chapel.

JONES, Sarah E. McCombs (1838 - 1919)
From the Adrian Journal, Thursday, November , 1919. Submitted by Sandee Hubbard
MRS. SARAH JONES DEAD - Mrs. Sarah Jones died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Jennie Kennedy of Kansas City, November 11th, 1919; aged 80 years, 2 months and 29 days. Sarah McCombs was born in Kentucky August 11, 1838, and was united in marriage with David Jones in 1857. In 1869 they moved to Bates county, where Mr. Jones died twelve years ago. One child, Mrs. Kennedy, survives, an a number of grandchildren, Col. Wm. Haggard one  Mound City, Kansas, being one of them. Mrs. Jones joined the Baptist Church early in life and remained a faithful member of same until her death. Besides her daughter she is survived by two brothers, Col. Jeff McCombs of Adrian, and Samuel McCombs of Arthur, Kentucky, and one sister, Mrs. …

JONES, William Dean  (?? - 2008)
Cass County Missourian
William “Dean” Jones died March 3, 2008, at his home in Harrisonville. Visitation was from 7 to 8:30 p.m. March 6 at the Dickey Funeral Home, Harrisonville. Services are at 2 p.m. March 7 at the Antioch Southern Baptist Church, Harrisonville, with burial in Crescent Hill Cemetery near Adrian, under the direction of the Dickey Funeral Home, Harrisonville. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Austin Cemetery Association.  A complete obituary will be published in next week’s Democrat-Missourian.

JUSTICE, Jackie Jay (1954 -2006)
Adrian Journal, 26 April 2006
Jackie Jay Justice 1954-2006.  Jackie Jay Justice, 51, Archie, MO died Saturday, April 22, 2006 at his home. Memorial services will be held Thursday, April 27 at the First Baptist Church in Archie.


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