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MAAS, Adolph A. Sr. (?? - 1984)
Kansas City Times, 12 December 1984
Adolph A. Maas, Sr., 83, Canon City, Colo., formerly of this area, died Sunday in a nursing home in Canon City. He was born in James, S.D., and had lived in Kansas City most of his life before he moved to Colorado 12 years ago. Mr. Maas was a painting contractor before he retired and was a member of Local 9 of the Painters Union. He was a Lutheran. He leaves three sons, Ronald P. Maas, Canon City, Gerald H. Maas, Modesto, Calif., and Adolph A. Maas, Jr., Florida; two brothers, Ernest Maas, Waterloo, Iowa, and Rudolph Maas, Delray Beach, Fla.; five sisters, Mrs. Agnes Ortman, Mrs. Ruth Fabel, Mrs. Hertha Sassman and Mrs. Ida Curtis of Waterloo and Mrs. Lentchen Weidner, Glendive, Mont.; eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Services will be at 12:30 p.m. Thursday at the Floral Hills Chapel; burial in Floral Hills Cemetery. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the chapel.

MAAS, Mary Katherine (1907 - 1930)
Kansas City Star, 12 November 1930
Mrs. Mary Katherine Maas, 23 years old, died today at her home, 1419 College Avenue. She leaves her husband, Adolph A. Maas, of the home; two sons, Adolph A. Maas, Jr., and Gerald H. Maas; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Alva Hooper, of the home; four brothers, Albert Hooper, Jack Hooper, Richard Hooper and Kenneth Hooper, and three sisters, Alice Hooper, Daisy Hooper and Billie Hooper, all of the home. Funeral services will be at 10 o'clock Saturday at the Forster Chapel. Burial will be in Ballard, Mo.

MAFFETT, Earl Randall (1925 - 2006)
Nevada Daily Mail, Friday, August 4, 2006
Earl Randall Maffett, 80, Bronaugh, Mo., died Aug. 2, 2006, at Medicalodge of Fort Scott, following a lengthy illness. He was born on Sept. 24, 1925, in Fort Scott, to Earl Henry Maffett and Ethel Blubaugh Maffett. On April 10, 1955, he was married to Betty Saathoff in Bronaugh, and she survives of the home. Earl was a graduate of Fort Scott High School and Fort Scott Junior College. He held the bachelor's degree, a master's degree, and specialists in education degrees from Pittsburg State University. He was a licensed psychologist. Earl worked in the Bronaugh School System from 1954-'56 and again from 1974-'79 as a counselor and school psychological examiner. He worked 18 years at the Nevada State Hospital, taught psychology at Cottey College in Nevada from 1967-'70 and worked several years at the Nevada Mental Health Clinic. Earl came to the Bronaugh community in 1954 when he purchased the farm where he and Betty lived the past 51 years. He was a member of the Bronaugh Christian Church, Mensa, the Missouri Psychological Association and the American Psychological Association. Survivors in addition to his wife, Betty, include three children, Linda Woody and her husband, Mike, Carthage, Mo., Larry Maffett and his wife, Alice, Redfield, Kan., and Bill Maffett, Bronaugh; five grandchildren, Cherie Grant, James Woody, Heather Marcum, and Amber Moffatt; one great-grandson, Aidan Marcum; and one brother, Ronald Maffett, Houston, Texas. He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Doris Maffett Jack. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., on Saturday, Aug. 5, at Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada. Interment will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery, Fort Scott. Friends may call now and until the hour of service and the family receives friends Friday, Aug. 4, from 7-8 p.m., at Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada.

MAIN, Albert (1871 - 1955)
From the Bates County Democrat, May 12, 1955. Submitted by Sandee Hubbard
Amoret Items - Mr. and Mrs. Robert Coffel and children of Wichita, Kans., came Sunday evening and spent the night with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Coffel. Monday afternoon they attended the funeral of Mrs. Robert Coffel’s grandfather, Mr. Abe Main of Adrian who passed away Saturday night in the Butler hospital.

MAIN, Albert (1871 - 1955)
From the Adrian Journal Thursday, May 12, 1955. Submitted by Sandee Hubbard
Albert Main - Mr. Albert Main, son of Siberas and Anna Main, was born in Dayton, Ohio, February 1, 1871, and died May 7, 1955 at the Butler Memorial hospital at the age of 84 years, three months and six days. He was united with the Primitive Baptist church in the year 1916. At the age of five  he moved with his parents and settled in a community now known as Main City, where his father was minister of the Primitive Baptist church. He was united in marriage to Catherine A. Henderson, August 21, 1896 and to this union five children were born. His wife, and two sons, Simon and Albert and one great granddaughter, preceded him in death. He leaves to mourn, three daughters, Mrs. Grace Smithers, Sema, Kans.; Mrs. Leona Lowry, Iola, Kans., and Mrs. Ada Fritts, Adrian, Mo., where he made his home; one sister, Ollie Harbaugh and a brother, Perry Main of southern Missouri; ten grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren, and a host of relatives and friends. Funeral services were held at the Bethel church, Monday, May 9 at 2 p.m. with interment in the Adam Howe cemetery, Rev. William Harper officiated.

MAIN, Albert A. (1910 - 1948)
From the Adrian Journal 1948. Submitted by Sandee Hubbard
Mrs. Fritts’ Brother Dies - Albert Main, 38 years old, farmer residing in Amsterdam community, passed away at the Butler Memorial hospital Thursday evening, October 7. Mr. Main had been ill only a short time. Mr. Main was a brother of Mrs. Arl Fritts, of Adrian, and Mrs. Leona Lowery, Neodesha, Kansas. Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at Amsterdam. Burial was at Adam-Howe cemetery.

MAIN, Anna A. (1830 - 1925)
From the Bates County Democrat, April 2, 1925. Submitted by Sandee Hubbard
Charlotte Flashes -  Grandma Main, 96 years old, died Sunday morning and was buried in the Howel  cemetery Monday.

MAKI, Mary Katherine (1950 - 2008)
Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel Inc.
Mary Katherine Maki, November 17, 1950 - August 3, 2008 - Memorial services for Kathy Maki will be 7 p.m. Saturday, August 9, 2008 at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses in Butler, Missouri with Tim Moore officiaing. No visitation. Contributions to Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses. Services are under the direction of Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel (660-679-6555) in Butler, Missouri. Mary Katherine Maki, age 57 of Pleasanton, Kansas died Sunday, August 3, 2008 at St. John's Medical Center in Joplin, Missouri. She was born September 17, 1950 to Bob and Mary South Williams in Sulphur Springs, Texas. Kathy is survived by her husband Ed Maki of Pleasanton, Kansas; one son, Carl Maki of Pleasanton, Kansas; one daughter, Laura Lynn Smith and husband Troy of Independence, Missouri; two stepsons, Curtis Maki and Mark Maki of Highland Park, California; a fosterson, David Ross and wife Brenda of Olathe, Kansas; seven grandchildren; three sisters, Janice Oulette and husband Allen of Rockwall, Texas, Debbie Nobs of Hacienda Heights, California and Diane Sheilds of Lake Forest, California; and nephews and nieces. She was preceded in death by her parents and one sister, Connie Shircilffe.

MANGEL, Janet Sue  (1947 - 2006)
Adrian Journal, 29 March 2006
Janet Sue Mangel 1947-2006. Janet Sue Mangel, 59, of West Linn, Oregon, formerly of Amoret, MO, died March 20, 2006 at Hopewell House Hospice in Portland, Oregon. Memorial services will be Sunday, April 2, 2006 at the Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel in Butler, MO.

Services were held Saturday, Aug. 17, 2002, at Cullen Funeral Home, Raymore, for Lela Mae Manley, 76, Belton, who died Thursday, Aug. 15, 2002, at Pleasant Hill Health Care. Cremation. She was born in Etowah, Ark., and had lived in the Kansas City area since 1957. She retired from Allied Signal in 1985. She was preceded in death by her husband, Milton Manley, in 1984. Survivors include her sons, John Manley, Belton; Ted Manley and Fred Manley, both of Lee's Summit; two sisters, Ailene Bell and Jewell Eubanks; nine grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

MANSER, Alsie Irene (1914 - 2006)
Adrian Journal, 10 May 2006
Alsie Irene Manser 1914-2006.  Alsie Irene Manser, 92, of Raytown, MO, died Monday, May 1, 2006 at White Ridge Nursing Center in Lee's Summit, Missouri. Funeral services were held Thursday, May 4, 2006 at the Virginia United Methodist Church in Virginia, Missouri.

MARK, Joseph Edward (?? - 2008)
Kansas City Star, 4 October 2008
Mark, Joseph Edward  - Joseph Edward Mark, 77, of Archie, Mo., formerly of Lexington, Mo., died Oct. 3, 2008. Services 2 p.m., Tues., Oct. 7, at Walker-Nadler-Fuller Funeral Home, Lexington, Mo., (660) 259-2245. Visitation 6-8 p.m., Mon., October 6, at the funeral home. Memorials to Friends of the Friendless.

MARSHALL, Clarence Elmer (1882 - 1961)
Adrian Journal, Thursday, November 23, 1961. Submitted by Sandee Hubbard
RITES HELD NOVEMBER 14 FOR E. MARSHALL AT AMSTERDAM, MO. - Clarence Elmer Marshall, son of Samuel C. and Leatha Marshall, was born December 23, 1882, near Burdette, Mo. He passed away at the age of 78 years, 11 months and 19 days in the Bates County Memorial Hospital at Butler, Mo. on November 11, 1961. Mr. Marshall was united in marriage to Millie Josephine Smith, April 16, 1906, at Adrian, Mo., in the home of Brother Weir. To this union six children were born, Lorene Johnson, Adrian, Mo., Clarence Marshall, Olympia, Washington, Vaunna Mae Goldsmith, Chico, Calif., Nadine Wackerman, Amoret, Mo., and Margie Fahnestock, Anaheim, Calif. He was preceded in death by an infant son, Ebert Gideon, December 27, 1910, also a sister , Mrs. Myrtle Lacy in March of 1940. He was converted and joined the Burdette Baptist church September 11, 1904. At the time of his death he was a member and chairman of deacons of the Amsterdam Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife of the home, fifteen grandchildren and thirteen great grandchildren, two sisters, Mrs. Daisy Bagby and Mrs. Flora Bolling of Adrian, Mo. He also leaves numerous nephews, nieces and other relatives. Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon, November 14, in the Amsterdam Baptist Church with Rev. Jack Inman officiating. He was assisted by Rev. James York. Interment was in the Burdette cemetery.

MARSHALL, Ebert Gideon (1910 - 1910)
the Adrian Journal, Thursday, January 5, 1910. Submitted by Sandee Hubbard
Burdett Items - Died, last Monday, Dec. 22nd, the infant child of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Marshall. The parents have the sympathy of the entire community in their bereavement.

MARSHALL, Gladys (Abt 1892 - 1908)
Adrian Journal, Thursday, December 31, 1908. Submitted by Sandee Hubbard
GLADYS MARSHALL DEAD - Gladys, the 16 year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Marshall, died at the home of her parents in East Boone township, Saturday, December 26th, 1908, after a brief illness. The parents have the sympathy of their many friends in this bereavement.
Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon, conducted by Rev. Weir, and the body laid to rest in the Burdette cemetery.

MARSHALL, Leatha A. (1853 - 1923)
Adrian Journal, Submitted by Sandee Hubbard
MRS. LEATHA MARSHALL DEAD - Mrs. Leatha A. Marshall died suddenly at her home, ten miles northwest of Adrian Saturday night, April 7th, 1923; aged 70 years, 2 mos. And 13 days. Leatha Tuttle was born in Jefferson City, Mo., January 25th, 1853. Her parents moved from Cole county to Bates county when she was a small child, and she was reared near Everett. She was united in marriage with Samuel G.C. Marshall on October 30th, 1874, and resided continuously since marriage on the farm where she died. To this union seven children were born, three of whom died in infancy. Four survive, viz: Mrs. Daisy Bagby, Elmer Marshall, Mrs. Myrtle Lacy and Mrs. Flora Bolling, all reside near the old homestead. She is also survived by eight grandchildren, three sisters and one brother. In early life she was converted and united with the Baptist church and remained a faithful Christian until her death. Mrs. Marshall was an excellent lady, a good neighbor, hospitable in her home, a kind wife and a loving mother. She will be missed in the community where she spent her useful life. Funeral services for Mrs. Marshall were held Monday afternoon, at the Burdett Baptist church, conducted by the Rev. W. S. Weir of Adrian. Burial was made in the Burdette cemetery. The children  have the sympathy of a wide circle of friends in their bereavement.

MARSHALL, Mary (?? - 2008)
Kansas City Star, 21 February 2008
Mary Marshall, 86, Adrian, Mo., formerly of Butler, Mo., died February 18, 2008. Funeral services 10 a.m. Friday, February 22 at Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel (660-679-6555), Butler, Mo. Visitation 7-8 p.m. Thursday at the Chapel. Burial OakHill Cemetery, Butler. Contributions to Butler First Baptist Church. Survivors: son Frank Marshall, Grandview, Mo.; daughter Marilyn Gaddy, Butler, Mo.; 5 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren.

MARSHALL, Millie Josephine (1884 - 1974)
Adrian Journal, Thursday, December 17, 1974. Submitted by Sandee Hubbard
LATES RITES HELD FOR MRS. MILLIE MARSHALL SUNDAY, DECEMBER 13 - Mrs. Millie Josephine Marshall departed this life on December 9, 1964 at the Bates County Memorial Hospital in Butler, Missouri at the age of 80 years. She was born on October 23, 1884 to Susie (Perrine) Smith and Gideon C. Smith in the farm community of Taberville, Missouri near Appleton City. Millie Josephine Smith and Clarence Elmer Marshall were united in Holy Matrimony on April 16, 1906 in Adrian, Missouri. Theirs was a companionship of 55 years, set aside only by the death of Mr. Marshall in November of 1961. To this union was born four daughters and two sons, one of whom died in infancy. Mr. and Mrs. Marshall and their family lived in the Burdette community for about 20 years; in and around Adrian, Missouri for a number of years; and after a brief residence in California, they moved to their home near Amsterdam, Missouri in 1947. Mrs. Marshall is survived by four daughters, Mrs. Lorene Johnson of Adrian; Mrs. Vaunna Mae Goldsmith of Chico, Calif.; Mrs. Nadine Wackerman of Amoret; and Mrs. Margie Fahnestock of Anaheim, Calif.; one son, Mr. Clarence Marshall of Olympia, Washington; grandchildren, great grandchildren; other family members and a host of friends.
She found Jesus Christ as her Savior as a young girl and was subsequently baptized into the fellowship of the Burdette Baptist Church. She was received into the fellowship of the Amsterdam Baptist Church in 1947. Funeral services were held from the Amsterdam Baptist Church Sunday afternoon with Rev. Jack Inman officiating.  Interment was in the Burdette cemetery.

MARSHALL, Samuel C. (1851 - 1907)
Adrian Journal, Thursday, June 20, 1907. Submitted by Sandee Hubbard
SAMUEL C. MARSHALL DEAD - Samuel C. Marshall, a prominent citizen of East Boone township, died suddenly at his home Saturday morning, June 15th, 1907, aged 56 years, 4 months and 5 days. Mr. Marshall had been in his usual health and plowed corn Friday afternoon until within an hour of the usual time of quitting, when he went to the house feeling ill, he died at 4 o’clock the next morning. We have not been notified what the Dr. considered the cause of his death. Samuel C. Marshall was born in Madison county, Kentucky, February 10th, 1951, and moved with his parents to this county in 1866, since which time he had resided here. At the age of 21 years he was converted and united with the Baptist Church, and was recognized by all who knew him as an honorable Christian gentleman. On October 31st, 1875 he was united in marriage with Miss Leetha Tuttle, who with four children survives him. In the death of Sam Marshall the community lost a good man. He was recognized by all as a man whose desire it was to live an honorable life. The Burdett Baptist Church lost one of its best workers and most potent factors for good. Amid the changing vicissitudes of this life he remained a strong exponent of his convictions. Funeral services were held from the Burdett church at 2:30 o’clock Sunday afternoon, June 16th, conducted by Rev. Weir, of Adrian, and the remains were buried in the Burdette cemetery. In this sudden bereavement the wife and children have the deep sympathy of their many friends, and the Journal joins in extending condolence.

MARSHALL, William R. (1825 - 1885)
Butler Weekly Times, February 3, 1886. Submitted by Sandee Hubbard
William R. Marshall, one of our most valued friends who died on the 8th of Dec., 1885, was born in Nelson county, Ky., Feb., 17th 1825. He immigrated to this county in 1857 and settled on a farm in Boone township; where he has ever since lived, with the exception of a short time during the war. When he returned only to find his land alone, as his dwelling and other buildings were destroyed. He went to work again with a will and soon had his farm in shape, and when he was called away left a good and comfortable home to be enjoyed by his family. He had the consolation of being surrounded by his family and many warm friends in his last moments on this earth, and of having it said of him that he was a kind neighbor a loving husband and a generous father.

MARTI, Lyle Clayton (1945 - 2008)
Lyle Clayton Marti, 62 of Butler, Missouri, formerly of Windsor, Mo., died Tuesday evening, January 29, 2008 at the St. Joseph Medical Center, Overland Park, Kansas. He was born December 24, 1945, on the family farm in Johnson County, Missouri, the son of Virgle Roy Marti and Cora Audrey (Miller) Marti, the youngest of three boys. He was a Christmas Eve baby and a special needs child who was greatly loved by his parents and family. Lyles caregivers at Heartland of Willow Lane in Butler, Mo., where he had resided since April 7, 1983, recognized and appreciated his happy disposition and easy-to-please nature. He and his brother Marion enjoyed each others company.  Survivors include his older brother, Marion Miller
Marti, Butler, Mo., and several cousins. He was preceded in death by his brother, Alvin Lowell Marti on June 15, 1983.  Graveside services will be 3:00 p.m., Friday, February 1, at Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor, Mo., with Rev. Clif Dudley officiating. The family suggests memorial contributions to the Laurel Oak Cemetery, in care of the funeral home.

MARTIN, Mildred B. (1917 - 2009)
Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel Inc.
Mildred B Martin, July 8, 1917 - July 26, 2009. Graveside services for Mildred B. Martin, age 92 of Willow Springs, Missouri formerly of Butler, Missouri will be 2 p.m. Saturday, August 1 at the Oak Hill Cemetery, Butler. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Friday, July 31 at the Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel (660-679-6555) in Butler. Memorial contributions in lieu of flowers may be given to the Butler Public Library. Mildred B. Martin, age 92, a long-time resident of Butler, Missouri, passed away Sunday, July 26, 2009 at Willow Care Nursing Home in Willow Springs, Missouri. She was born July 8, 1917 in Cameron, Missouri, the daughter of Pearl Robbins Huey and Henry Huey. Mildred had three brothers and one sister, Glen, Alvin, Robbins "BOB" and Delia Packham who preceded her in death. She moved to Butler in her youth. On October 13, 1935 she was united in marriage to Kermit Wesley Martin. They had one son, Jay Dee Martin. Mildred and Kermit enjoyed a very loving marriage for 58 years together until his death April 9, 1994. Mildred was a homemaker and loving wife and mother and she was also a care-giver to her parents and Kermit’s parents. They made their home at Butler Recreation Lake for over 50 years before moving to Brookside Manor shortly before Kermit’s death. Their family enjoyed fishing, camping and traveling. Summers were spent with most weekends occupied with a fishing rod in their hand. Mildred and Kermit doted on their grandchildren making many long visits to their out-of-state home. She moved to Willow West apartments in Willow Springs, Missouri to be closer to her son in her later years but always considered Butler as home. Mildred is survived by her son Jay Dee Martin and partner Leigh Adams and her daughter Emily Phillips of Tecumseh, Missouri; two grandchildren, Jennifer Hochstetler and husband Phillip and Jessica Martin and fiancé Ashlee Fraley of Midlothian, Virginia; and one great-granddaughter Ayden Hochstetler of Midlothian, Virginia.

MARTIN, Nellie Lucille (1922 - 2006)
Nevada Daily Mail, Tuesday, August 8, 2006
Nellie Lucille Martin, age 84, a former resident of Fort Scott, Kan., and more recently of Nevada, Mo., died Monday, Aug. 7, 2006, at the Nevada Regional Medical Center. She was born Dec. 27, 1922, in Bourbon County, Kan., the daughter of Fred Leroy Cowan and Jennie Daering Cowan. She married Joe K. Martin on Nov. 13, 1972, in Girard, Kan. He preceded her in death on Sept. 21, 2005. Nellie worked for Key Industries in Fort Scott and the Nellie Don Dress Company in Nevada. She was of the Baptist faith. Nellie was a former member of the V.F.W. Auxiliary. Survivors include a daughter, Sharon Lawrence, and husband, Jim, of Nevada; two grandchildren, Bryan Lawrence, Nevada, and Bridget Kavanagh, Carterville, Mo.; two great-grandchildren, Shannon Lawrence, Deerfield, Mo., and Melissa Kavanagh, Carterville; and a great-great-granddaughter, Emilie Lawrence, Deerfield. The Rev. Bill Smith will conduct graveside services at 11 a.m., Friday, Aug. 11, at the U.S. National Cemetery in Fort Scott. The family will receive friends at the Cheney Witt Memorial Chapel on Friday from 10 a.m., until leaving for the cemetery at 10:45 a.m.

MAXWELL, William H. (1939 - 2008)
Kansas City Star, 28 December 2008
Maxwell, William H. "Bill" Bill Maxwell, 68, Butler, MO died Dec. 19, 2008 at the Harlingen Medical Center in Harlingen, TX with cause of death unknown pending autopsy results. Memorial and Masonic services 7 p.m. Tues., Dec. 30, Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel (660-679-6555) Butler, MO. Vis. 5-7 p.m. Tues. prior to services, Chapel. Contributions Butler Masonic Lodge #254 or Butler Public Library. Survivors, wife, Shirley Maxwell, Butler, MO; 2 daughters, Michelle Maxwell (Claus Christensen), K.C., MO and Marcia Anzalone (Tim), Independence, MO; brother, Frank "Dick" Maxwell (Maria), Kingsville, MO; half-sister, Margo (John), FL; stepson, Mike Crow, Butler, MO; stepdaughter, Christy Lockard (Alan), Butler, MO; 8 grandchildren, Michelle, Amie, Adam, Christapher, Trenton, Keifer, Keelin and Kai; nephew, David Maxwell (Kecia), Springfield, Missouri; great-nephew, Hunter; two great- nieces, Harley and Hannah. Online condolences www.schowen- Bill was born December 30, 1939 to Alvis Willard and Marguritte Hard Maxwell in Kansas City, Missouri. Bill grew up in Manning, South Carolina and Lee's Summit, Missouri, graduating from Lee's Summit High School. Upon graduation, he entered the United States Navy and served four years aboard the U.S.S. English. After the service he worked briefly driving a truck, Western Electric and at Bendix Corporation before settling down with Kansas City Power and Light where he worked for almost 36 years, retiring in 2001. Bill was a member of the San Benito, Texas Elks, V.F.W. Masons and Ararat Shrine. He was proud of his southern heritage, service in the United States Navy and work at KCP&L. He enjoyed traveling with his wife Shirley. They attended a yearly reunion of his shipmates, traveled many times to Daytona Beach, Las Vegas and traveled all of the lower 48 states, wintering in South Texas. Most trips were by Highway and Bill always commented, "You can't see anything from an airplane!" Bill's wishes were to be cremated and a portion of his remains scattered in the Gulf of Mexico where he enjoyed fishing.

MAYES, John (Age 63)
Obituary from an unidentified, undated news clipping, submitted by Susan.
Old Settler Passes Away. John Mayes, one of the pioneer settlers of southern Bates county, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Lee Littlefield, near Reavley, at 11:30 o'clock last night, of an abscess on his face, aged 63 years. Deceased was the father of four children, all of whom survive him. He came to this country in the early days, locating on a farm near Arthur. Since then he has resided in different parts of Bates and Vernon counties. The funeral, conducted by Rev. Matthews, of Sprague, will take place tomorrow. Burial in Green Lawn Cemetery.

MCCARTHY, Brenda Kay (1951 - 2006)
Nevada Daily Mail, Tuesday, September 19, 2006
Brenda Kay McCarthy, 55, Nevada, Mo., passed away on Sunday, Sept. 17, 2006, at Nevada Medicalodge following a lengthy illness. She was born July 10, 1951, in Nevada to Ansel Delbert Rogers and Wilma Bowles Rogers. She and James Nolan McCarthy were married on May 16,1970, in Nevada. He preceded her in death in June 1979. Brenda was born and reared in Nevada and spent most of her life here. She graduated from Nevada High School in 1969 and recently received an Associate of Art from Crowder College. Brenda worked for 27 years at Fram Automotive in Nevada. Survivors include six sisters, Patricia McClellen, Neosho, Mo., Shirley Thompson, Nevada, Bonnie Bott, Moundville, Mo., Donna Lutes, Nevada, Mary Dighero, Bolivar, Mo., and Connie Oliver, Fort Scott, Kan.; one brother, Delbert Rogers, Nevada; numerous nieces and nephews; also close friends, Julie and Bill Holland and family of Nevada. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m., on Wednesday, Sept. 20, at Newton Burial Park, Nevada, with William Cox officiating. Friends may call now and until 10:30 a.m., on Wednesday at Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada. The family receives friends 7-8 p.m., Tuesday evening, Sept. 19, at the funeral home.

MCCAULLY, Sterling Price (1862 - 1935)
From the Bates County Democrat April 11, 1935. Submitted by Sandee Hubbard
Mr. McCawley Dead - Mr. McCawley, aged 72 years, for a number of years past a resident of Elkhart township passed away at the home Tuesday night at 9 o’clock. Besides his wife he leaves one son and three daughters. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 o’clock Thursday afternoon at the Apostolic church, seven miles west of Passaic, and burial made in the Adam Howe cemetery.

MCCLANAHAN, Ray Albert (1926 - 1987)
Osceola Library, St. Clair County, Missouri
Ray Albert McClanahan, 61, the son of Clarence and Gladys Belisle McClanahan, was born January 18, 1926, in Roscoe and died at his home in Gilroy, California July 1, 1987. After his father’s death, he made his home with his mother to be with and help her. Ray worked at Colsons Gas Station in Schell City for 13 years prior to moving to California in 1956. He was a partner in the Peterson Tire Shop at Gilroy, California, retiring February of this year. Ray was baptized at an early age and was a member and past deacon of the Schell City Christian Church. He was a member of Schell City Lodge 448, A.F. & A.M., Schell City Chapter 253, OES, Schell City, and Ama Deum Shrine 16, Order of the White Shrine of Jerusalem. Ray was a jolly person, a lover of country and gospel music, and was always willing to lend a helping hand to those in need. He was preceded in death by a younger sister, Madalene June McClanahan. Survivors are his mother, Gladys Meyer, Schell City; four brothers, Clinton C. McClanahan, san Jose, Calif., Davie Lee McClanahan, Hobbs, N.M., Clarence McClanahan Jr., Salinas, Calif., and Gary McClanahan, Liberty, Mo.; six sisters, Zena Mae Mills, Salinas, Calif., Irene Smith, Schell City, Noma June Ralph, Salinas, Calif., Nova Lackey, El Dorado Springs, Viola Balthrope, El Dorado Springs, and Sharon Goodman, Schell City; and other relatives and friends. Services were held Tuesday, July 7, at the Schell City Christian Church. Rev. Kenneth Nichols officiated. Julie Hoagland sang “Oh, What a Savior” accompanied by Anna Bailey, pianist. Pallbearers were B.D. Dickbreder, Joe McKinney, Larry Applegate, Jewel Dean Ditty, Howard Conway and Joe Bell. Honorary bearers were Larry Goodman, W.W. Colson, Bill Bailey and Pete Updike. Burial was in Green Lawn Cemetery under the direction of Lewis and Son Funeral Home.

MCCLURE, Donald Lee (1932 - 2006)
Adrian Journal, 22 March 2006
Donald "Don" Lee McClure 1932-2006
Donald "Don" Lee McClure, 73, Butler, MO, died Saturday, March 11, 2006 at daughter Regina's home in rural Butler, MO. Graveside services were Wednesday, March 15, 2006 at Oak Hill Cemetery in Butler.

MCCLURE, Seth Albia Jr. (1934 - 2008)
Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home
Seth A. McClure, January 1, 1934 - October 7, 2008 -Seth Albia McClure, Jr., 74, of Butler, Missouri, was born Monday, January 1, 1934 in Kansas City, Missouri, the son of Seth Albia and Naomi George (Bailey) McClure. He departed this life Tuesday, October 7, 2008 at the Louisburg Healthcare & Rehab LLC. On May 9, 1953, Seth was united in marriage to Dorothy Lea Grigsby in Kansas City, Missouri. Seth was a salesman for several industrial tool companies. He was a member of Peculiar United Methodist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, and two sisters Norma Crane and Alice McClure-Tupper-Jackson. He is survived by his son Gregory S. McClure and Marilyn, of Strasburg, Missouri; his daughter Kathy L. Haffa and Ron of Louisburg, Kansas; 8 grandchildren, Robert J.Bloesser and Heather of Olathe, Kansas, Brandon S. McClure of Santa Monica, California, Lisa Ann Heller of Lee’s Summit, Missouri, and Patrick H. McClure and Alexis of Seattle, Washington, Kristi R. Downing and Ethan of Kansas City, Missouri; Teresa, Leeann, and Erica Kline all of Strasburg; 2 great-grandchildren Hunter R. Heller and Lukas S. Bloesser; one sister Grace Cowling of Louisburg, Kansas; other relatives and friends. Cremation has been accorded. A memorial service was held Saturday, October 18, 2008, at the funeral home. Mr. Gregory S. McClure officiated. Members of VFW Post #3118 performed a flag folding ceremony. Inurnment will be in the Peculiar Cemetery at a later date. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Louisburg Care Center Rehab Department for the Outside Therapy Yard and may be sent in care of the funeral home.

MCCLURE, Wilson (1837 - 1910)
From the Bates County Democrat, March 12, 1910. Submitted by Sandee Hubbard
Wilson McClure Dead - Wilson McClure, aged 73 years, died at his home north of Virginia Friday morning after a lingering illness of some time. Bright’s disease was the cause of his death. He had lived in this county for over 36 years. He leaves a wife and three children, two girls and one boy, Will McClure, of this city, being a son of the deceased. The funeral service was held from the family home Saturday morning. Burial in Howell cemetery, 3 miles north of Virginia.

MCCOY, Lillian M. (1928 - 2009)
Kansas City Star, 29 April 2009
Lillian M. McCoy, age 80, of Lee's Summit, Mo., passed away on Monday, April 27, 2009, at Manorcare Health Services. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, May 2, at Langsford Funeral Home with visitation prior from 10 a.m. until service time. Burial will be in the Crescent Hill Cemetery, Adrian, Mo. Lillian was born on Oct. 21, 1928, in Mountain Grove, Mo. She retired from the Lee's Summit R-7 School District as a Secretary at Hazel Grove Elementary School. She was preceded in death by her husband, George McCoy and a sister, June McIntire. Survivors include two sons, Bill McCoy and wife Debbie and Jim McCoy and wife Lori; grandsons, Nick, Nate, Alex, Jacob and Michael; and nieces and nephews. Arr.: Langsford Funeral Home, 115 SW Third, Lee's Summit MO 64063 (816) 524-3700.

MCCOY, Melissa (1965 - 2008)
Atkinson Funeral Home
Melissa Jane McCoy, August 11, 1965 - April 30, 2008. Melissa Jane McCoy, 42, Archie, MO, died Wednesday, April 30, 2008 at Menorah Medical Center, Overland Park, KS. Funeral services 10:00 AM Saturday, May 3 at the United Methodist Church, Archie. Visitation 6:00-8:00 PM Friday, May 2 at the Atkinson Chapel, Archie. Burial in Orient Cemetery, Harrisonville. Contributions to charity of choice. Melissa was born August 11, 1965 in North Kansas City, MO, the daughter of Gilbert Ray and E. Jane (Terhune) Dowding. She grew up in Independence, MO and was a 1983 graduate of Ft. Osage High School. Melissa married Michael James McCoy on November 18, 2005. Melissa worked for Sutton Trucking as their bookkeeper. She was a Lutheran and had attended the United Methodist Church in Archie where she worked with the youth group. Her hobbies included her family, her children and her many friends. Melissa is survived by her husband, Mike, of the home; two sons, Jason McCoy and wife, Heather, Drexel, MO and Morgan McCoy, of the home; two daughters, Brittany Dawn and husband, Brett, Adrian, MO and Melissa McCoy, of the home; her parents, Gilbert and Jane Dowding, Lee's Summit, MO; one sister, Melinda Newberry and husband, Paul, Independence, MO; six grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

MCCOY, Mildred Christine (1914 - 2008)
Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel Inc.
Graveside services for Mildred McCoy will be 10 a.m. Saturday, November 1, 2008 at Oak Hill Cemetery in Butler, Missouri with Brother Bill Perkey officiating. Visitation, 9:30 - 10 a.m. Saturday, Schowengerdt Chapel. Mildred Christine McCoy, age 94, formerly of Butler, Missouri died Thursday, October 30, 2008 at Medicalodge Nursing Center of Nevada, Missouri. She was born July 22, 1914 to Grover and Ollie Jenkins McCoy in Butler. She is survived by her sister-in-law, Elisabeth McCoy of Butler, Missouri; and two nephews, Wayne McCoy of Adrian, Missouri and Mark McCoy and wife Amanda of Rich Hill, Missouri.

MCCULLOUGH, Dorothy (?? - 2008)
Kansas City Star, 18 April 2008
Dorothy F. (Finkle) McCullough, 86, of Rich Hill, Mo., passed away on April 16, 2008, at the Bates County Memorial Hospital in Butler. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 19, 2008, at the Underwood-Brandtonies Funeral Home of Butler. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. on Friday, April 18, 2008, at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to the Bates County Genealogy Society or the Butler Public Library. Burial will follow the service in the Salem Cemetery in Foster, Mo. Dorothy is survived by her two sons: Greg (Janet) Finkle of Hume, Mo., and Randy (Edythe) Finkle of Butler, Mo.; one daughter, Sharon (Dale) Kiesel of Adrian, Mo.; two sisters: Nancy (Wayne) Presley of Wellington, Colo., and Gayle (Steve) Vilmer of Merriam, Kan.; two brothers: Jack (Evelyn) Gregory of Kansas City, Mo., and Paul (Francis) Danner of Kansas City, Mo.; nine grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren, and one great- great-grandson, and many nieces and nephews. (Arr. Underwood-Brandtonies Funeral Home, 660-679-3121.)

MCDANIEL, Eva Mae  (1934 - 2006)
Nevada Daily News,  Wednesday, August 23, 2006
Eva Mae McDaniel, age 72, of Walker, Mo., passed away Aug. 20, 2006, at the Nevada Regional Medical Center in Nevada, Mo., where she had recently been admitted after suffering several years with chronic health problems. She was born Jan. 28, 1934, in Denver, Colo., the daughter of Leo O. and Lucy E. (Cruse) Gayman and spent her early childhood years in Denver and at various locations in the Rocky Mountains near Conifer and Pine, Colo. In 1941, Eva, along with her family moved to a farm near Schell City where she attended Flat Rock and Schell City schools. At age 19, Eva was united in marriage to Carl "Butch" Russell and to there union one son, Kelly G. Russell was born. Eva worked as a seamstress at Key's and Nelly Don's until declining health forced her retirement. She was also a member of the International Ladies Garment Workers of America. Throughout her lifetime Eva loved her family and her church, but most of all she loved children -- all children. She helped rear two nephews, Rob and Matt who were so dear to her heart. She loved spending time with her grandchildren and nieces and nephews and could always be found helping to care for them. Eva also had a tremendous love of reading, enjoyed crocheting, and made many quilts for family members through the years. She will be sadly missed by both her immediate family and her much beloved Church family. Eva is survived by her son, Kelly Russell and his wife Patti of Walker, Mo.; four grandchildren, Brent Russell and his wife Alicia; Brandi McCullough and her husband Kevin; Mendi Westhoven and her husband Brent; and K.C. Russell; six great grandchildren, Samuel, Avery, Justyce, Dayne, Rees, and Blayze; four brothers, Dan, Dale, David, and Dean Gayman; four sisters, Barbara Gayman, Maria Applegate, Janet Ijams, and Sherrie Daily; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Dennis Ijams and Duane Gayman; one infant sister; and her adopted son, Elmer. Funeral services for Eva Mae McDaniel were held at 2:30 p.m., Wednesday, August 23, at the church of Israel in Schell City, with Pastor Dan Gayman officiating. Musical selections were provided by the Church of Israel. Pallbearers were Rob Gayman, Jon Gayman, Chad Ijams. Jason Gayman, Matt Gayman, Luke Gayman, Micah Gayman, and Brock Gerster. Honorary pallbearers were K.C. Russell, Brent Russell, Doug Gayman, Justin Applegate, Shane Gerster, and Denny Gayman. Interment was in the Green Lawn Cemetery in Schell City, under the direction of the Lewis-Hoagland Funeral Home in Schell City.

MCDANIEL, Evelyn Melissa (1920 - 2001)
Evelyn Melissa McDaniel, 81, daughter of William Moses and Amy Moore, was born Aug. 20, 1920, in North Kansas City, MO. She passed away Nov. 19, 2001, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. Molly, as she was known to her friends, spent most of her life in the Rockville area. She was a nurse's aide and enjoyed helping and caring for others. Molly and John Earl McDaniel were united in marriage in 1971. She had a great wit and good sense of humor. Mrs. McDaniel was a hard worker and always spoke what was on her mind. Preceding Molly in death were her parents; her husband; three brothers-George, Clarence and Jasper; and two sisters, Hazel Buckley and Betty Brayfield. Survivors include five nephews-David Buckey-Washington, D.C., Ronald Frank Moore-Kansas City and Daryle Brayfield, Ken Brayfield and Dale Brayfield-all of St. Louis; two nieces, Karen Parson and Linda Walker, both of St. Louis' numerous great-nieces and nephews. A special thank you from the family to June, Frieda and Garrett. Services were held at the Hill and Son Funeral Home, Appleton City on Sunday, Nov. 24, with Rev. Gene Gray officiating. 'Amazing Grace' and 'Saved In The Arms of Jesus' were sung. Casketbearers were Dale Brayfield, Daryle Brayfield, Robert Parson, Charles Parson, Louie Walker, Ken Brayfield and David Buckley. Interment was in the Rockville Cemetery, Rockville.

MCDONNELL, J.H. (1924 - 2008)
Dickey Funeral Home
JH McDonnell, July 24, 1924 - December 22, 2008. Biography- J.H. McDonnell, age 84 of Drexel, Mo. died Monday, December 22, 2008 at the Specialty Hospital of Mid-America, Overland Park, KS. Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday, December 27, 2008 Dickey Funeral Home, Harrisonville, Missouri with burial in the Reid Cemetery near Harrisonville, Missouri. Family will receive freinds from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Friday, December 26, 2008 at the Dickey Funeral Home, Harrisonville, Missouri with a Masonic Service at 7:00 p.m. Facts: Born: July 24, 1924. Place of Birth: near Archie, Missouri. Death: December 22, 2008. Place of Death: Overland Park, Kansas. Occupation: Farmer - Stockman. Survivors - Marie McDonnell of the home, Spouse; Jim McDonnell, Lacygne, KS, Son; Larry Peirce, Pleasant Hill, MO, Son; James Peirce, Drexel, MO, Son; Dale Peirce, Borger, TX, Son; Dean McDonnell, Archie, MO, Son; Patricia Barnard, Raymore, MO, Daughter; Merrilee Honaker, Drexel, MO, Daughter; 18 Grandchildren; 26 Great-grandchildren; Lloyd Karl McDonnell, Archie, MO, Brother. Services- Funeral Service: Saturday December 27, 2008, 10:00 a.m. at Dickey Funeral Home, Harrisonville, Missouri

MCDONNELL, James Hamilton  (1924 - 2008)
Cass County Democrat Missourian, 2 January 2009
James Hamilton “J.H.” McDonnell - July 24, 1924 - Dec. 22, 2008. James Hamilton McDonnell, 84, Drexel, died Dec. 22, 2008, at Specialty Hospital of Mid-America, Overland Park, Kan. He was born July 24, 1924, near Archie, the son of James Karl and Mary D. (Vansandt) McDonnell. On July 31, 1954, he married Wynona Marie (Copeland) Peirce in Butler. Mr. McDonnell was a farmer and stockman until he retired in August 2008 because of health reasons. He and Marie were the oldest attending members of Everett Community Church near Archie. Mr. McDonnell was an Army veteran of World War II serving as a paratrooper and airborne medic. He was a lifelong area resident and a 1943 graduate of Archie High School. He enjoyed his family, working with his children in 4-H, playing cards with his friends, riding his mule and 4-wheeler hunting, the outdoors, going to Colorado and traveling. He was a member of Archie Masonic Lodge 633 A.F. & A.M., the VFW and the American Legion in Drexel. Preceding him in death were his parents; a granddaughter, Mindy McDonnell; two sisters, Cecil Spencer and Georgia Bosley; and his first wife, Loleta Tucker. Surviving are his wife, Marie McDonnell, of the home; five sons, Jim McDonnell and wife, Nancy, LaCygne, Kan., Larry Peirce and wife, Wendy, Pleasant Hill, James Peirce, Drexel, Dale Peirce and wife, Barbara, Borger, Texas, Dean McDonnell and wife, Randy, Archie; two daughters, Patricia Barnard and husband, Dennis, Raymore, Merrilee Honaker and husband, Larry, Drexel; a brother, Lloyd Karl McDonnell and wife, Rose Marie, Archie; 18 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; other relatives and many friends. Honorary casket bearers were Clifford Lee Bishop, Wayne Bishop, Ivan Cumpton, Kenneth Hatten, Gerald Morris and Harold Sliffe. Casket bearers were Patrick Ball, Jeff Barnard, Matthew Barnard, Travis Barnard, Joe McDonnell, John Peirce and Rusty Peirce. Masonic services were Dec. 26, under the Auspices of the Archie Masonic Lodge 633 A.F. & A.M. Services were Dec. 27 at the Dickey Funeral Home, Harrisonville, with the Rev. Larry D. Hess officiating. Music was provided by Nancy McDonnell, soloist. Military services were provided by the Harrisonville Honor Guard VFW Post 4409. Burial was in the Reid Cemetery near Harrisonville, under the direction of the Dickey Funeral Home, Harrisonville.

MCGEE,  Frank Eugene  (1947 - 2007)
Nevada Daily Mail, Friday, May 11, 2007
Frank Eugene McGee was born Nov. 17, 1947, in Kansas City, Mo., the son of Eugene Elwin and Roberta Isabel (Stagg) McGee. He passed away Wednesday, May 9, 2007, at his home in Rich Hill, after a courageous battle with cancer. He was united in marriage to Sara B. Watson on April 18, 1970, in Rich Hill, and to this union two children were born. Frank was owner/operator of Rich Hill Tire for 10 years. He had a great love for the farm and enjoyed raising cattle. Frank also enjoyed flying and spending time with family and friends. Frank served his country in the United States Army. Frank is survived his wife of 37 years, Sara of the home; one son, Jason McGee and Amanda Kutcher, Lee's Summit, Mo.; one daughter, Melissa and L. Shane Clark; and grandson, Nicholas, Raymore, Mo.; two brothers, Loran Steven McGee and wife Debbie, Kansas City, Mo.; Thomas Paul McGee and wife Linda, Blue Springs, Mo.; one sister, Phyllis S. Drake and husband Vent Thomas, Independence, Mo.; special mother-in-law, Margaret Watson, Rich Hill; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Roberta "Bobbi" Lynn Jones; and father-in-law, Harold Eugene Watson. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., Friday, May 11, at Heuser Funeral Home, Rich Hill, with brother Bill Perkey officiating. Musical selections were "How Great Thou Art" and "In the Garden." Pallbearers were Jewell Tourtillott, Wayne Wilson, Wade Mumma, Jerry Mumma Jr., Scott Trammell and Dennis Williams. Honorary pallbearers were Bob Trammell, Larry Boyd and Steve Heuser. Military Rites were by the American Legion Post No. 67. Interment was in the Greenlawn Cemetery, Rich Hill. Funeral arrangements were by Heuser Funeral Home, Rich Hill.

MCGENNIS,  Marjorie  (1912 - 2007)
Nevada Daily Mail, Thursday, September 20, 2007
Marjorie McGennis, age 95, of Rich Hill, passed away on Monday, Sept. 17, 2007. Marjorie was born on April 20, 1912, at the family homestead in Prairie Township, Bates County, Mo., to John Volney and Mary Douglas Himi Bradley. One brother, James Newton Bradley was born Aug. 22, 1910. She attended Seelinger School near her home and went to high school at Schell City, Maplewood and graduated from Rich Hill High School in 1930. She stayed on the farm for a short time during the depression; then in the early '30s went to St. Louis to stay with her aunt and uncle, Nobel and Ruby Smith. During that time she attended business school and worked as a secretary for several years. She then returned home and resumed a friendship with an old classmate, Connie (Cornelius) McGennis. After living two months in a small home near Sprague, they moved into the McGennis home to care for Connie's sick mother. She remained there until June of 2004, when she moved to the Willow Lane Nursing Home in Butler. Connie became an auctioneer in 1947. In the '50s and '60s, Marjorie enjoyed traveling the states with him as he conducted livestock sales. In 1946, Marjorie was baptized into the Body of Christ and attended church Sprague Christian Church. In 1962 she moved her membership to First Christian Church in Rich Hill. She taught Sunday school for all ages for 25 years. She felt the years she taught gave her life real meaning. Marjorie enjoyed people and was a member of the Sprague Community Club, Foster Garden Club, Foster Art Club, Harmony Mission Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution and her women's group at church. She was appointed to fill her husband's place on the State 4-H Foundation Board after his death in 1967. She kept up an interest in the McGennis Youth Center throughout the years. Besides her husband, Connie, she was preceded in death by her parents; three sister-in-laws, Virginia Bradley, Mary McGennis, and Ruth Bradley and one brother, James Bradley. She is survived by one niece, Mary Frances Bradley, of Booneville, Mo.; three nephews, James Bradley, of Sedona, Ariz., and David Bradley, New Franklin, Mo.; three great nieces, Sara Bradley, Indianapolis, Ind., Jessie Bradley, Washington D.C., and Laura Bradley, Brattleboro, Vt.; three great nephews John Bradley, Phoenix, Ariz., Nathan Bradley, Boulder, Colo., and Matthew Bradley, Columbia, Mo. She had two mottos: "Never stop learning," and "Praise God anyhow." She always tried to see the humorous side of things, believing to laugh is helpful and healthy. She enjoyed writing short essays, letters, and verses. Marjorie was grateful to the J. F. "Boots" Steuck family for over 40 years of friendship and she considered them her family. She also loved her own family of nieces and nephews. Services were held Thursday, Sept. 20, at 2 p.m., at Rich Hill Christian Church, with Bro. John Doolen officiating. Interment was at Oak Hill Cemetery, in Butler, Bro. Arraignments by Beuser Funeral Home, out of Rich Hill.

MCHUGH,  Charles Joseph  (1945 - 2007)
Nevada Daily Mail, Wednesday, August 15, 2007
Charles Joseph McHugh, 62, Nevada, passed away suddenly at his home on Sunday, Aug. 12, 2007. Joe was born March 9, 1945, in Greensburg, Pa., to Virgil E. McHugh and Mary Brunot McHugh. He married Connie L. Neill on Jan. 20, 1972, in Versailles, Mo., and she survives of the home.
Joe grew up in St. Louis, Mo. (in the Jennings area), and graduated from McBride Catholic High School. Following high school, he went to Southeast Missouri State University for 4 years where he was a member of Sigma Chi Fraternity. He has been an independent insurance sales agent all of his working life. Joe also worked with his wife, Connie, in primary learning pre-school for many years. He and his family came to Nevada from Hillsboro, Ore., in 1987 where they have since lived. Joe was a member of the St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Nevada, active in youth soccer, a certified soccer referee, active in Nevada Little League Baseball for a number of years and an avid Cardinal baseball fan and fisherman. Survivors, in addition to his wife Connie, include two daughters, Monica Greer, Des Moines, Iowa, and Robin McHugh, Nevada; two sons, Padraic McHugh and his fiancee Kim, La Center, Wash. and Casey McHugh and his wife Leann, Wichita, Kan.; grandchildren, Emily, Devin, Sydnie and baby Mac; his mother, Mary McHugh, St. Louis, Mo.; three brothers, Kevin McHugh, Hillary McHugh and Michael McHugh, and three sisters, Kathy McHugh, Mary McHugh and Jennifer Kuhlmann and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father and one sister, Patricia Hahn. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 16, 2007, at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Nevada, with Pastor Kim Osborn officiating. Friends may call now and until 10 a.m. Thursday at Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada, and the family receives friends 7-8:30 p.m. at St. Paul's Lutheran Church Wednesday evening. Those who wish may contribute, in Joe's memory, to the American Diabetes Association in care of Ferry Funeral home, or the Mr. Mac scholarship fund in care of Amy Ast or Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada.

MCINTIRE,  Bessie  (?? - 2006)
Nevada Daily Mail,  Thursday, August 17, 2006
Bessie McIntire, age 92 of Butler, Mo., died Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2006, at the Bates County Memorial Hospital, Butler. Bessie is survived by three sons, Jim McIntire and wife Terry of Rich Hill, Joe McIntire and wife Janet of Nevada, and Jerry McIntire and wife Debbie of Rich Hill; one daughter, Janie Morrow and husband Lonnie of Butler; one sister, Ruth Ragan, Hume, Mo.; seven grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 19, at the Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel in Butler. There will not be a visitation. Burial will be in the Green Lawn Cemetery, Rich Hill.

MCKINLEY, DeAnna Mae  (1904 - 2006)
St. Clair County Courier, 19 May 2006
DeAnna Mae McKinley, 101, Nevada, Mo., formerly of Butler, died Tuesday, May 9, 2006, at Barone Alzheimer’s Care Center in Nevada. She was born September 15, 1904, to Matthew Harmon and Ellie D. Smith Williamson in Hobart, Okla. DeAnna was one of eight children. The family moved to Ohio community in St. Clair County when she was four years old. She attended Potts Grade School and Apple City High School. As a young girl, she joined the Ohio Methodist Church. DeAnna married James Raymond Mckinley on April 22, 1929, in Osceola. They lived in Kansas City for nine years before moving to Pleasant Gat in Bates County. In 1950 they moved to a Farm southeast of Butler until they retired and moved into Butler. They were married for 57 years before Raymond’s death on May 20, 1986. She has lived in Nevada since 1997. DeAnna is survived by her son, Don McKinley and his wife, Nan of Coffeyville, Kan.; one sister, Masa Wix, Appleton City; five grandchildren, Greg Ernsbarger and his wife, Rene, Brent Ernsbarger and his wife, Deborah, Sherri Eador and her husband, Paul, Richard McKinley; two step grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; and nephews and nieces. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Raymond, in 1986; one brother, Killough Williamson; and four sisters, Costa Weinell, Cleo McKinley, Bonnie Davis, Maggie Williamson and Velta Park. Funeral Services were Saturday, May 13, at the Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel in Butler with Reverend Lester Thornton officiating. Burial was in Oak Hill Cemetery, Butler, under the direction of Schowengerdt Funeral Home, Butler. Memorials may be made to the Barone Care Center.

MCKINZIE, Aaron Ray (1960 - 2005)
Adrian Journal, 28 December 2005
Aaron Ray McKinzie, Sr. 1960-2005.  Aaron Ray McKinzie, age 45, Kansas City, Missouri, died Thursday, December 15 at his home in Kansas City, Missouri. Funeral services were Tuesday, December 20 at the Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel in Butler, Missouri.

MCNEELY, Lila Chastain  (1932 - 2008)
Adrian Journal, 7 May 2008
Lila Chastain McNeely, age 75 of Butler, Missouri died Friday, May 2, 2008 at Willow Lane Nursing Center in Butler. Cremation memorial services were 1 p.m. Sunday, May 4, 2008 at Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel in Butler, Missouri with Brother Bill Perkey officiating. Contributions to ALS Association.

MCQUITTY, Adalene Susan "Addie (Dale) (1876 - 1948) 
Obituary from an unidentified, undated news clipping, submitted by Leah McKin
Mrs. E. B. McQuitty, one of Rich Hill's best known and highly respected women, passed away at the home Ninth and Olive streets, Wednesday night, January 21, 1948, at 10:30 o'clock. Mrs. McQuitty had been in failing health for several months, but recently seemed to be improving, and was able to be up a part of the time. On Wednesday she seemed to be feeling better than usual and soon after retiring was stricken with a heart attack. Mrs. McQuitty was born October 7, 1876, at Holden, Mo. She was a daughter of Richard M. Dale and Margaret Dale, who were residents of Rich Hill for a number of years, coming here when Mrs. McQuitty was a small child. She was united in marriage to E. B. McQuitty, December 24, 1894, and has lived in Rich Hill most of her married life. She was a woman of pleasing personality, and before her health failed was active in social and church affairs. Surviving are the husband, E. B. McQuitty, of the home; one son, Fremont McQuitty, Kansas City, Mo.; one daughter, Mrs. Melvin Riffe, Kansas City, Mo.; one granddaughter, Miss Patricia Tellaro, Kansas City, Mo.; and one sister, Mrs. Lillie M. Shute, Colorado Springs, Colo. Funeral services were held in the Baptist church Sunday afternoon conducted by Rev. J. H. Toppass, pastor of the church. Mrs. C. F. Krieger, Mrs. Opal Newton, and Mrs. Paul Stevener were the musicians. Burial was made in Green Lawn cemetery.

MCQUITTY, Edward Boone (1871 - 1957)
Unidentified newspaper, submitted by Leah McKin
Obituary from photocopy of an unidentified, undated news clipping with the handwritten notation, “the information not all correct in this paper.”
Ed R. McQuitty's Death - One of Leading Citizens Passed Away in Kansas City on Wednesday - A Fine Writer - Ed Was One of the Old Timers Around Here and Was Liked By All the People - Ed R. McQuitty, 87 years of age, died in Kansas City Wednesday afternoon at the home of his son Fremont where he had been staying for some time. He suffered a stroke a few days ago and never recovered from this attack. The death of Ed McQuitty takes one of the colorful figures from Rich Hill and one who was much beloved by all our people who knew him. He had lived here during the big boom years of the town and had been associated with all the high spots of the town. He had worked for the railroad for some time, but what he really loved was the newspaper game. And he contributed a great deal to that profession as he had the knack or gift of being a very fine writer. He had seen many things take place here and had the ability to tell about it in a most vivid manner. He also had a great sense of humor and could always see something amusing in most any incident and then could put it down on paper so you could see it too. We would say that he was sort of a connecting link between the old rollicking, rip snorting days of the big coal mines, the open saloons, the Saturday night fights, the happy go lucky attitude of the miners, and the present more quiet and peaceful days of good streets and pretty parks, good churches and schools and the quieter and less exciting days of the present. Ed wrote a cracking good article. People liked to read them as he had the happy faculty of bringing in a big lot of human interest in all his stories. He could take an ordinary incident and make it uproariously funny. We like to read his articles as did everyone in town and in the country around here who all knew Ed. Ed wrote the story of the history of the town for the Mining Review for the 75th Anniversary edition. He did a splendid job of it too. He brought little incidents in that story that brought the events back to the minds of the people who had forgotten them. He did a grand job on the affair. At the 50th anniversary, we ran a special edition and Ed had a good story in that paper that was enjoyed by everyone who read it. He worked like a Trojan on the publicity for the Shelter House and it was through his articles coupled with the work of the ladies of the Civic club did that the Shelter house [sic] was built and the great popularity of the house with the people of this entire section of the country is one of the more progressive moves that this town has done in many years. He loved baseball and was very active in getting our present fine baseball park built. He worked out there for weeks getting things in running order. He worked a great deal in helping put over our very fine Public Library. In fact you could count on Ed doing anything in the way of publicity to help any movement for the betterment of the town. He loved Rich Hill and was always glad to do what he could to better the town. Rich Hill has lost a valuable citizen in the death of Ed McQuitty. Whether it was in the roaring days of the coalmines and the saloons, or in the quieter days of today, Ed was always in there pitching for his town of Rich Hill. We know of no one who can take his place.

MCQUITTY, Edward Boone (1871 - 1957)
Obituary from photocopy of an unidentified, undated news clipping, submitted by Leah McKin
Edward B. McQuitty -- He Was a Printer and Writer in Rich Hill Years Ago - Edward Boone McQuitty, 86, Rich Hill, Mo., died yesterday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Vena Louise Riffe, 4100 East Fifty-first street terrace, with whom he had been staying since last June. Mr. McQuitty was born in Mound City, Ks., and had lived in Rich Hill since he was 8 years old. When he was a young man he had been employed by the Rich Hill Daily Review as a typesetter and writer. Nearly 60 years later, in 1955, when Rich Hill celebrated its 75th anniversary as a city, he wrote again for the Review, giving a first-hand account of the town's history in a special edition. For several years he was city clerk of Rich Hill. In 1925, he opened an all-night gasoline station and restaurant on U. S. 71 at the edge of Rich Hill and operated it about 20 years. Mr. McQuitty was a member of the
Rich Hill Baptist church, Woodmen of the World, and Modern Woodmen. Also surviving are a son, E. F. McQuitty, 410 West Eighty-seventh terrace, and a grandchild. Services will be Sunday at Rich Hill. Burial will be in Greenlawn cemetery, Rich Hill.

MCQUITTY, Fielden Ulysses "Feeley" (1865 - 1890)
Obituary from photocopy of an unidentified, undated news clipping, probably from the “Review.”, submitted by Leah McKin
Brakeman Killed. 'Feely' McQuity [sic] Meets Sudden Death at His Post of Duty. Knocked into the River. The Sad and Untimely Death of a Rich Hill Brakeman this Morning at 11 o'clock-The Remains brought to Rich Hill at 1 o'clock. This morning 'Feeley' McQuitty passed north on the local, due here at 7:30 o'clock, but which was about 8 hours behind time, and was seen at the depot by a number of his friends and former companions for the last time alive. The particulars of the sad death of this young man are about as follows. When nearing the intersection of the Emporia road, about five miles this side of Butler, the instructions were given Mr. McQuitty to set the brakes, as some switching was to be done.  The conductor was on top of the train, and when the instructions were being given Mr. McQuitty was on the ladder in the act of ascending, and leaning out was watching the conductor, Mr. Garnett, unawares of approaching the Miami bridge. While in this position one of the abutments of the bridge struck the unfortunate brakeman on the back of the head, hurling him 15 feet into the waters below. The signal was given and the train stopped as soon as possible, but the unfortunate man was a corpse before he could be reached. A great hole, the size of an ordinary ink stand, was found to have been made in the left back part of the head, which evidently caused instant death. An inquest was held at Butler, and a verdict returned in accordance with the above facts. The parents of Mr. McQuitty have been residents of Rich Hill the past 9 years, and the sudden death of their son is indeed a severe shock to them. The deceased has made Rich Hill his home much of the time, and was well known and liked by all. Besides his parents, he leaves a young wife and six brothers to mourn his sudden demise. The wife of the deceased was not apprised of the sad fate of her husband at our hour of writing, as she was visiting at the mines, and could not be reached. Mr. McQuitty had only been married about a year, and the young wife, as well as all other members
of the household, have the profound sympathy of the Review in this dark hour of their sorrow. The funeral services will be conducted at the family residence in the East End to-morrow evening, to which all friends of the deceased and of the family are invited.
[A related article, also unidentified, is attached to the obituary]
Roadmaster Meyers in Town. Roadmaster Meyers was in the city yesterday, and went out to the Miami bridge, where Mr. F. U. McQuitty was killed on Thursday of last week. While there Mr. Meyers took occasion to measure the distance from the timber where Mr. McQuitty met his fate to where he landed in the water below, and found the same to be 90 feet. "It is a very great distance for a human body to be knocked by the force of a blow, and the imprints on the abutments where his head struck would indicate that they had been struck with a huge piece of iron of some kind. Of about fifteen brakemen who have engaged in that avocation from Rich Hill, Mr. McQuitty is the third to have met death while on duty.

MCQUITTY, John Elliott (1852 - 1902)
Obituary from an unidentified, undated news clipping , submitted by Leah McKin
"Died at his home in this city on last Saturday afternoon at four o'clock, J. E. McQuitty, aged fifty years. For several months he has been suffering from the effects of a cancer on his face and some time ago all hopes of his recovery were given up and he patiently waited for death to relieve him of his suffering. John E. McQuitty was born April 9, 1852, in Boone County, Mo. When quite young he came with his parents to Linn county, which has
ever since been his home. His parents were well known and highly respected citizens of this county and his father was largely instrumental in building the Baptist church of this city. While not a member of any church, John's inclination was toward the Baptist faith and he was a firm believer in the Lord. "He was united in marriage, October 14, 1879, to Miss Amanda Smith and to them four children were born, Guy, Gertrude, Blanche, and Bryan, who with their widowed mother, are left to mourn the loss of husband and father. "Funeral services were held at the late residence on Sunday afternoon at four o'clock conducted by Rev. E. N. Gause and were largely attended, and the body was interred in the city cemetery. "The bereaved relative have the sympathy of the community in their great loss."

MCWILLIAMS, Harland L. (?? - 2008)
Kansas City Star, 17 February 2008
Harland L. (Mac) McWilliams, born May 18, 1919, in Adrian, Mo., passed away Friday, February 15, 2008, at home surrounded by family. There will be a private family burial and a "Celebration of Life" service Saturday, February 23, 2 p.m., at Red Bridge United Methodist Church located at 117th and Holmes Road. His parents were Lucien and Opal (Elder) McWilliams. Mac is survived by his wife, Pat, of 56 years; son David and his wife Gail McWilliams; daughter Susan and her husband Rich Mordue, and daughter Anita Mordue; grandchildren Darren Taylor, Cristin and her husband Chuck Smith, Ruth Ann McWilliams and Patrick Mordue; great grandchildren, Jena and Madelyn Smith. He is also survived by brother Warren and his wife Bonnie McWilliams and nephew Ed and his wife Nancy McWilliams; great nephew and nieces Matt McWilliams, Kate Henderson and Lindsey McWilliams. He served in the U.S. Navy during WWII as a radio/radar technician. He founded McWilliams Plating with partner CW Riley and retired in 1985. Mac had many interests and hobbies, loved animals, played the guitar, gardened and liked to paint. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to Project Warmth or City Union Mission. The family extends its thanks to Hospice of The Midwest' for their kind and tender care.

MELL, Jessie Alice (1922 - 2007)
Nevada Daily Mail, Wednesday, August 29, 2007
Jessie Alice Mell, 84, passed away Aug. 28, 2007, at Mercy Hospital in Fort Scott, Kan. She was born Sept. 18, 1922 in Barton County. A service will be 10 a.m., Thursday, Aug. 30, at McKill Cemetery in Bronaugh. The Rev. John Nichols will be officiating.

MENEGO, Joyce Irene (1927 - 2008)
Eldorado Sun, Friday, 19 December 2008
Joyce Irene Menego - Joyce Irene Menego, 81, Walker, the daughter of Vardie “Berk” and Clara Alvina (Young) Henderson, was born Aug. 4, 1927, in Blencoe, IA, and passed from this life on Saturday evening, Dec. 13, 2008, in the Cedar County Memorial Hospital in El Dorado Springs. Joyce, who was raised by her aunt and uncle, Ed and Bessie Henderson, moved to the Schell City area at age three and attended Flat Rock School. After school, she married James Lester Davis and to their union seven children were born. She later married George Joseph Menego and together they had one son. Shirley Joyce lived in the Schell City/Rich Hill area most of her life. She was baptized as a young adult and was of the Baptist faith. Her hobbies included working puzzle books and gin rummy but at the top of her list was her dog, Toby. Joyce was preceded in death by her parents, her first husband, four brothers, two sisters, three grandchildren, one great-granddaughter and one son, James Robert Davis who passed away in 1993. Survivors include her husband, George Menego, of the home in Walker; three sons – Jack Davis – Arkansas, Tommy Menego, and his wife, Michelle – Rich Hill, and Danny Menego, and his wife, Anne – Cassville; five daughters – Margie Shropshire, and her husband, Gary – Schell City, Jeanette Roberts, and her husband, Larry – Schell City, Shirley Foster – Rich Hill, Mary Brashears – Henderson, NV, and her youngest daughter, Edith; 26 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews, other relatives and many friends. Of special mention is Joyce's cousin and her husband, Willard and Laverne Henderson, whom Joyce remained close to all of her life. Services began at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 17, at the Lewis-Hoagland Funeral Home in Schell City, with Brother Mike McKinney officiating. Interment was in the Green Lawn Cemetery – Schell City, under the direction of the Lewis-Hoagland Funeral Home. Pallbearers were – Tommy Menego, Danny Menego, Gary Shropshire, Larry Roberts and Don Richter.

MILLER, Hobert D. (1935-2005)
Hobert D. Miller, of Urich, Missouri was born March 22, 1935 in Garden City, Missouri the son of George Bernard and Zoma Linnia (Williams) Miller. After fighting a long illness, he departed this life, Monday, September 12, 2005 at Golden Valley Memorial Hospital, Clinton, Missouri at the age of 70 years, 5 months and 20 days. On July 22, 1957, Hobert was united in marriage to Mae Evelyn Copeland in Harrisonville, Missouri.
Hobert lived around Garden City, Missouri and Urich most of his life except for 5 years he had lived in California, where he worked in a cannery. He was a farmer and dairyman most of his life. Hobert was also employed in the maintenance department at General Motors - Leeds Plant, Kansas City, Missouri until his retirement on July 1, 1990. He was a member of the Cove Creek Christian Church near Urich, Missouri, UAW Local #93, Kansas City, Missouri. Hobert enjoyed hunting and fishing and his greatest pleasure was teaching his grandkids how to hunt and made sure they had good guns, good fishing gear and a good place to hunt and fish. Hobert and his family were known as the Bates County River Rats.He was preceded in death by his parents.He is survived by his wfie, Mae Miller of the home; three osns, Rickey Miller and Billy Miller and wife Brenda, all of Urich, Missouri and Jason Miller and finace` Crystal, East Lynne, Missouri; one daughter, Debby Miller, Garden City, Missouri; five grandchildren, Brandon, Michael, Richard, Angie and Cody; two great-grandsons, Payton and Brice; one brother, Forrest Miller, Garden City, Missouri; other relatives and many friends.Funeral services were held Friday, September 16, 2005 at the Dickey Funeral Home, Garden City, Missouri with burial in the Johnstown Cemetery near Montrose, Missouri. Family suggests memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association.

MILLER, Hobert D. (1935-2005)
Kansas City Star, 14 September 2005
Hobert D. Miller, 70, of Urich, MO, died September 12, 2005. Funeral services 2 p.m. September 16, at Dickey Funeral Home, Garden City, MO, (816-862-6345). Burial Johnstown Cemetery near Montrose, MO. Visitation 7-8:30 p.m. September 15, at the chapel.

MILLER, Lewis Donald (1936 - 2006)
Adrian Journal, 15 February 2006
Lewis Donald "Don" Miller 1936-2006. Lewis Donald "Don" Miller, 69, of Butler, Missouri, died Tuesday, February 7, 2006 at his home in Butler. Funeral services were Thursday, February 9, 2006 at the Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel in Butler.

MILLER, Robert E.  (1933 - 2008)
Kansas City Star,  7 May 2008.
Robert Miller, 75, Butler, Mo., died May 4, 2008. Funeral services at 3 p.m. Saturday, May 10, at Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel, (660) 679-6555, Butler. Visitation 7-8 p.m. Friday with 8 p.m. Masonic services at the chapel. Burial Oak Hill Cemetery, Butler. Contributions to Masonic Lodge, church or Nostalgia Band.

MILLER, Robert Edward (1933 - 2008)
Adrian Journal, 21 May 2008
Robert Edward Miller 1933-2008 - Robert Edward Miller, age 75 of Butler, Missouri died Sunday, May 4, 2008 at University of Kansas Hospital in Kansas City, Kansas. Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Saturday, May 10, 2008 at Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel in Butler with Rev. Greg Ferree officiating. Burial was in Oak Hill Cemetery, Butler. Contributions, Nevada Presbyterian Church Music Department, Butler Masonic Lodge #254 or Bates County Nostalgia Band.

MILLER, Susan F.  (1916 - 2009)
Mullinax Funeral Home
Susan F. Miller - June 24, 1916 - January 5, 2009. Susan F. Miller, 92 and 1/2, passed away Monday, January 5, 2009 at her home in Drexel. A graveside service will be 10am Tuesday, January 6, 2009 in Sharon Cemetery, Drexel, with the Rev. Steven A. Donnelly officiating.

MILLS, Bert (?? - 1925)
Butler Weekly Times, 7 May 1925. Submitted by Sandee Hubbard.
Bert Mills, who has been sick at the home of his cousin, Jim Gregory, for a good while, was moved a few weeks ago to the home of a relative up north, died a few days ago and his body brought back to Concord and buried Sunday in Adam Howell cemetery.

MINTON, John Thompson (1834 - 1913)
From the Bates County Democrat February 13, 1913. Submitted by Sandee Hubbard
John Thompson Minton Dead - John Thompson Minton died at the home of George Crooks in Charlotte township at 8:30 Tuesday morning, of Bright’s disease and other complications. Deceased was born in Tennessee 78 years ago and had lived in Bates county for over 50 years. Mr. Minton had been married twice and is survived by a widow and three children. Funeral services conducted by Rev. Postin at the Crooks residence Wednesday morning at 10 o’clock. Interment in Adam Howe cemetery.

MINTON, Sarah L. (1842 - 1919)
From the Bates County Democrat September 25, 1919. Submitted by Sandee Hubbard
Mrs. Sarah Minton Dead - Mrs. Sarah Minton, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Robert Stanley on Dakota street in this city about four o’clock Monday morning, after a long illness. Mrs. Minton was born in Scott county, Illinois, on September 1st 1842, and has for
many years lived near Virginia. She was a most lovable lady and has done many kind acts for which she will be remembered by her friends and neighbors. Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at three o’clock, conducted from the home of Mrs. Stanley. Burial took place in the Adam Howe cemetery about ten miles northwest of Butler.

MITCHEL, Helen Alice (1931 - 2007)
Clinton, Missouri
Helen Alice Mitchel, daughter of Melvin Adam and Dorothy Helen (Stevens) Hull, was born May 16, 1931 in Clinton, Missouri. She departed this life November 30, 2007 at Golden Valley Memorial Hospital in Clinton, Missouri at 76 years of age.  Helen grew up in Ladue, Missouri moving to Montrose, Missouri at age 18 after her marriage to Ray Allen Mitchel on September 2, 1949. Reverend Wayman conducted the wedding ceremony at the brides home. In 1966 they moved to a farm near Butler, Missouri and then to Appleton City, Missouri in 1986. Helen remained in Appleton City until about two years ago when she moved to her daughter, Virginia's home. Helens children and grandchildren were the delight of her life. After each one graduated from high school or college she crocheted them an afghan. She taught classes for the 4-H club and enjoyed playing piano for church and any other event she was invited to play for. Even later in life Helen shared her love of music while living at Beech Street Apartments where she often played for her friends and neighbors enjoyment. Mrs. Mitchel joined Stones Chapel, later changing her membership to the Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Montrose. After the family moved she transferred her membership to Pleasant Gap Christian Church and finally to the First Christian Church in Appleton City. She was a faithful member of each church, teaching Sunday school to a variety of ages through the years and serving as regular pianist at Pleasant Gap. Preceding Helen in death were her parents; her husband who passed away in 1995; two sons, Wayne and Jay Dee Mitchel; a brother Melvin Bud Hull; a sister Elizabeth Butler and her husband George; and a grandson Amos Gilmore.  Survivors include three children, Helen Virginia Gilmore of Montrose, Missouri, Dean Michel and wife Joyce of Rockville, Missouri, and Barbara Jean Wells and husband James of Blue Springs, Missouri; four brothers, Ralph Hull and wife June of Wichita, Kansas, Chuck Hull and wife Ruby of Clinton, Missouri, Howard Hull and wife Nadine of Azle, Texas and John Hull and wife Eileen of Kansas City, Missouri; eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren: Katina Bartin and husband Tim and their children Hannah, Jesse and John of Columbia, Missouri, Timon Gilmore and wife Mandi and their children Ryleigh and Marleigh of Republic, Missouri, Mary Winters and husband Joe and their son Tre of Columbia, Missouri, Julia Gilmore of Springfield, Missouri, Braun Mitchel and wife Beth of St. Louis, Missouri, Hannah Swift and husband Chris of Independence, Missouri, Barry Mitchel of Raleigh, North Carolina, and Melanie Wells and son Nathan Stark of Blue Springs, Missouri; two sisters-in-law, Lorene Mitchel and Virginia Hull; and a brother-in-law, John Mitchel and wife Alieen.  Service: First Christian Church in Appleton City, Missouri on Tuesday, December 4, 2007 at 10:00 a.m.  Minister: Reverend Tony Reynolds. Visitation: Hill & Son Funeral Home in Appleton City, Missouri on Monday, December 3, 2007 from 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. Interment: Montrose Cemetery in Montrose, Missouri. Memorial: First Christian Church.

MITCHELL, Martin William (1934 - 2009)
Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel Inc.
Martin William Mitchell, August 1, 1934 - October 1, 2009.  Graveside services for Marty Mitchell will be 10 a.m. Monday, October 5, 2009 at Oak Hill Cemetery in Butler, Missouri with Pastor Robert LaMar officiating. There is no visitation. Contributions to New Life Assembly of God Church or Family. Services under the direction of the Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel (660-679-6555) in Butler, Missouri. Martin William Mitchell, age 75 of Butler, Missouri died Thursday, October 1, 2009 at Adrian Manor Nursing Center in Adrian, Missouri. He was born August 1, 1934 to Paul Prescott and Lucille Anna Hardy Mitchell in Schell City, Missouri. Marty is survived by two daughters, Susan Jenkins of Bolivar, Missouri and Karen LeGrand of Glendale, Arizona; a stepson, Robert Hogue and wife Vickie of Butler, Missouri; a stepdaughter, Dana Michel and husband Robert of Ft. Worth, Texas; one sister, Sharon Shaw and husband Jack of Atlanta, Georgia; special friend Sandy Fenton of Butler, Missouri; two grandchildren; and five step-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents.

MOLES, Andrew (1888 - 1915)
From the Adrian Journal, Thursday, February 18, 1915. Submitted by Sandee Hubbard
UNCLE ANDREW MOLES DEAD - Uncle Andrew Moles died at his home in this city Monday, February 15, 1915; aged 81 years, 10 months and 1 day. Andrew Moles was born in Fenter county, Tennessee, April 14, 1888, and lived in his native state until he was eighteen years old when he moved to Kentucky, thence to Bates county, Missouri, twenty-one years ago, where he resided until his death. Mr. Moles was united in marriage with Miss Rebecca Garner October 14, 1858. To this union seven  children were born, six of whom are living, viz; Mrs. Addie Woodson, Fairland, Oklahoma; Mrs. Janie Hay, Seventysix,Ky.; Henry and John Moles, of Shawnee township; Mrs. G. J. Regan, of Adrian; Mrs. Sylvester Catron, of Altona. During the Civil War he served in the Union army. Mr. Moles was converted some thirty years ago and later united with the Methodist Episcopal Church and at the time of his death was a member of the Adrian Methodist Church. Uncle Andy, as he was called by his friends, was a good man. He always manifested a sweet spirit toward all, and was loved by all who knew him. Age with its infirmities did not dim the buoyancy of his genial nature. Few men, young or old, are more agreeable than was Uncle Andy and he will be sadly missed by his many friends. The aged widow and children have the sympathy of their friends in this bereavement. Funeral services for Uncle Andy were held from the Adrian Methodist church Wednesday morning, conducted by his pastor, Dr. W. S. Courtney. Burial was made in the Altona cemetery. The Journal joins in the expressions of sympathy with the family.

MOLES, Baby Boy (1911 - 1911)
From the Adrian Journal, Thursday, April 20, 1911. Submitted by Sandee Hubbard
MOLES CHILD DIED SUNDAY - One of Mr. and Mrs. John Moles’ children died Sunday at their home, nine miles southeast of Adrian. The little one had been sick for several weeks and its death did not come as a surprise to the family and friends. Funeral services were held on Monday.
The parents have the sympathy of their neighbors and many friends in this sorrow which has come to their home.

MOLES, Clyde Henry (1912 - 1990)
From the Adrian Journal, Thursday, August 9, 1990. Submitted by Sandee Hubbard
FUNERAL SERVICES HELD AUGUST 3 FOR CLYDE HENRY MOLES -  Clyde Henry Moles, 77, Adrian, Missouri, died at Bates County memorial Hospital August 1, 1990. He was born near Altona, Missouri October 9,1912 to Mary Viola Catron Moles and John Leonard Moles. Clyde was a member of the Altona Baptist Church. He served in the army during World War II. Clyde operated a garage in Adrian several years. He was an avid fisherman, gardener and outdoorman who enjoyed his family, especially the grandchildren. Survivors include his wife Lois, daughter Peggy Moles and son Robert Moles and wife Debbie, al of Adrian, one sister, Iris Poore and husband Claude; a niece Sharon Carullo; a great nephew, John Carullo, all of Butler, Missouri. He is also survived by five grandchildren, Jackie Enlow and husband Jeffrey, Kori Moles, Jesse Willerton, Adam Moles and Eric Gaylord. Clyde was preceded in death by his parents and a brother Roy, who died in infancy. Funeral services were held Friday, August 3, 1990, 2:00 p.m. at the Atkinson Chapel, Adrian, Missouri. Rev. Janet Hoyland officiated with interment in the Altona Cemetery,  Altona, Missouri. Casketbearers were Don Arndt, Jim Filtingberger, Carl Frazier, Rich Hooper, Steve Hubbard, Harold Six. Honorary Casketbearers were Harold Sterns, Eldon McMurray and Charles Feris.

MOLES, John L. (1870 - 1949)
From the Adrian Journal, Thursday, February 10, 1949. Submitted by Sandee Hubbard
JOHN L. MOLES DIES AT HOME NEAR ADRIAN - John Moles, 79, retired farmer, died at his home near Altona, Wednesday morning, February 2. Mr. Moles had been a resident of the Adrian community for more than fifty years. John Leonard Moles, son of Andrew and Rebecca Moles, was born March 21, 1870, in Clinton county, Kentucky. At the time of his death he was 79 years, 10 months and 19 days old. At the age of 24, he came to Missouri and was in the Cherokee run. John Moles was united in marriage to Mary Catron December 16, 1900 and to this union three children were born. One child died in infancy. The two surviving children are Clyde Moles of the home and Mrs. Claude (Iris) Poore, Butler. His wife passed away March 2, 1944. He is also survived by a sister Mrs. S. V. Catron, Adrian, a brother Henry Moles, Nampa, Idaho, and three grandchildren. Funeral services for Mr. Moles were held at Altona Baptist church Friday afternoon, February 4, with the Rev. Emmett C. Owensby officiating. Burial was at Altona.

MOLES, Loetta Catron (1875 - 1932)
From the Adrian Journal, Thursday, April 7, 1932. Submitted by Sandee Hubbard
MRS. HENRY MOLES DEAD - Mrs. Henry Moles died at the family home in Elkhart township, Sunday, April 3, 1932, after a brief illness; age 55 years, 5 months and 8 days. Funeral services for Mrs. Moles were held Tuesday afternoon from the Altona Baptist church and were conducted by the Rev. T. C. Brammer, pastor of the Butler Baptist Church. Interment was made in the Altona cemetery by Creath & Six, funeral directors.
OBITUARY- Loetta Catron, daughter of James A. and Elizabeth Catron, was born in Clinton county, Ky., October 25,1875, and died at her home on a farm near Amsterdam, Mo., April 3, 1932. In 1892 she was united in marriage to Henry Moles at Cartwright. In 1898 she came with her husband to Missouri, setting on a farm near Altona, where she resided until about one year ago, when she moved to a farm near Amsterdam, Mo., where she resided until the time of her death. Upon coming to Missouri her church membership was transferred to the Baptist Church at Fairview. She has been a member successively of the Fairview, Salem and Altona Baptist Churches. Her savior and her church have occupied a large place in her thought and affections. She has striven consistently through the years to give herself completely to Christ, and has done so to the fullest measure of her understanding of what such a surrender means. She has been in a condition of semi-invalidism during most of her life, but her condition for the past two or three years seemed considerably improved until about four weeks ago, when her health became much worse and all that could be done was unavailing in prolonging her life. Having no children of her own, Etta B. Catron, whose mother died in the child’s infancy, a daughter of her brother, T. A. Catron, and reared her as her own daughter. Between them the feelings and affections of mother and daughter have always prevailed in as real a sense as if they had actually been mother and daughter. She is survived by her husband, Henry Moles, of Amsterdam, Mo., her aged father, James A. Catron of Cartwright, Ky., a foster daughter, Mrs. I. J. Brame, of Indianola, Iowa; four brothers, J. W. Catron of Altona, Mo.; T. A. Catron of Cartwright, Ky.; S. V. Catron of Montrose, Mo.; one sister, Mrs. J.L. Moles of Altona, who has been her constant companion and more than a sister throughout the years. Jewell Brame, of Indianola, Iowa, has always been tenderly regarded by her as granddaughter. Besides these she is survived by a number of nephews, nieces, other relatives and friends. We who have known and loved her have the fullest measure of assurance that she has now found rest and peace and freedom from pain and what she has striven for her she has now obtained.

MOLES, Mary Viola (1879 - 1944)
From the Adrian Journal, Thursday, March 9, 1944. Submitted by Sandee Hubbard
MRS. JOHN MOLES DEAD Mrs. John Moles died at the Butler Memorial hospital Thursday, March 2, 1944. Mary Viola, daughter of James A. and Elizabeth Catron, was born at Cartwright, Kentucky, September 28, 1879, the youngest of a family of 14. She grew to womanhood in Kentucky and moved to Missouri when 20 years of age. On December 16, 1900, she was united in marriage to John L. Moles at Fairview Baptist church. To this union three children were born, the oldest, Roy, dying in infancy; Clyde Moles of the home, and Mrs. Iris Poore of Butler. At an early age she was converted and was a member of the Altona Baptist church at the time of her death. After a lingering illness she passed away at the Butler Memorial hospital, March 2, 1944, at the age of 64 years, 5 months and 3 days. She leaves to mourn her passing her husband, John; two children, Iris and Clyde; two grandchildren, Carrol Moles and Sharon Poore; three brothers, Marion Catron of Butler, Vester Catron of Adrian, and tom Catron of Cartwright, Kentucky; and a half sister, Elvira Latham, of Cartwright, Kentucky; also numerous other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held from the Adrian Baptist church Saturday afternoon, March 4, 1944, conducted by the pastor, Rev. T. M. Estes. Burial was made in the Altona cemetery by the Creath & Six funeral service.

MOLES, Rebecca Ellen Garner (1839 - 1919)
From the Adrian Journal, Thursday, December 11, 1919. Submitted by Sandee Hubbard
GRANDMA MOLES DEAD - Died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. G. J. Regan Tuesday December 9, 1919, age 80 years, 2 months.
Rebecca Ellen Garner was born in Kentucky, October 1839. She was united in marriage with Andrew Moles sixty years ago. To this union seven children were born, one died in infancy, 6 are living. They are Alice Woodson, Fairland, Ok., Jennie Hay, Seventy-Six, Ky.;  Etta Regan and Malitha Catron, Adrian, John and Henry Moles of Shawnee township. Mr. Moles died in 1915. In early life Mrs. Moles was converted and united with the Baptist church of which organization she remained a faithful Christian member until her death. Mrs. Moles was an excellent Christian lady, a loving mother and obliging neighbor. Funeral will be held this (Thurs.) morning from the Adrian Baptist Church. Burial will be made in Altona cemetery.

MOORE, Anna O. Nuckols (?? - 1912)
From the Adrian Journal, Thursday, November 7, 1912. Submitted by Sandee Hubbard
MRS. CHAS. MOORE DEAD - Mrs. Chas. Moore died at the family residence in Shawnee township Monday. Funeral services were held in Altona Tuesday.

MOORE, Charles H. (1856 - 1944)
From the Adrian Journal, Thursday, July 13, 1944.  Submitted by Sandee Hubbard
CHARLES H. MOORE DEAD - Charles H. Moore died Monday, July 10, 1944, at the age of 85 years, 10 months and 14 days. Charles Henry Moore was born in Pettis county, Missouri, near Lamont, August 23, 1856, the son of William and Jane Moore. When a young man he moved to Bates county, locating on a farm in Shawnee township. For 63 years he was a resident of Bates county with the exception of two years spent in El Dorado Springs, Missouri. Mr. Moore engaged in farming he bought stock for market throughout Bates county and while in this business he acquired a wide acquaintance. He was highly respected for his honor and integrity in business dealings. Charley Moore was in his prime a business man, when one’s word was a good as his bond. He lived that kind of life to the end. Until a few years ago he, with his two sons, operated the City Meat Market in Adrian. Mr. Moore was united in marriage to Annie O. Nuckols, October 11, 1882. To this union three children were born: Ernest H. Moore, who preceded him in death February 5, 1940; James W. Moore of Adrian, and Mrs. Raymond Gepford of Butler. Percy Moore of Colorado Springs and Mrs. H. G. Cummings of Butler were reared in the Charles Moore home after the death of their father, Lee Moore. At that time they were small children. Mr. Moore’s wife preceded him in death November 12, 1912. Also surviving is one brother, John M. Moore of Butler. There are 13 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Mr. Moore was a member of the Mt. Olivet Methodist church. Funeral services for Mr. Moore were held from Culver’s chapel in Butler Wednesday afternoon, July 12, 1944. The Rev. Sam J. Starkey had charge of the services. Burial was made in the Altona cemetery.

MOORE, J.T. (1929 - 2008)
ElDorado Sun, Friday, 28 November 2008
J. T. Moore - J. T. Moore, 79, Stockton, formerly of Arcola, Sheldon and Golden City, went to be with his Lord on Saturday, Nov. 22, 2008, in Bates County Memorial Hospital in Butler. He was born June 11, 1929, in Stockton, to Russell J. and Minnie L. (Folger) Moore. On Nov. 15, 1952, he was united in marriage to his childhood friend, Mary Ellen Anderson for 56 years. J. T. Lived in Belton as a child, where he was saved. Upon graduating the eighth grade, he began working as a farmer and carpenter to help support his family. When he turned 18, J. T. joined the U.S. Army and served from 1948 to 1952 and was honorably discharged after serving in Germany in the Korean War. He was awarded the Korean Service Medal, the Bronze Service Star and the Berlin Airlift Device. After getting out of the service and marrying Mary Ellen, they moved to Raymore. J. T. continued carpentry and farming as they lived in Raymore, Golden City, Walker and Stockton. He retired in Arcola, where they resided for 24 years. He attended the Assembly of God Church in Stockton. J. T. was preceded in death by his father, mother, two brothers, two grandchildren and one great-grandchild. He is survived by his loving wife, Mary Ellen, of the home; three sons – Danny Moore, and wife, Patsy – Rogers, AR, Robert Moore, and wife, Connie – Jerico Springs, and David Moore, and wife, Betty, Jerico Springs; one daughter, Sharon (Belcher) Ray – Lamar; 11 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Edna Calhoon – Independence, and Clara Laughlin – Pineville, other relatives and many friends. Services were held Tuesday, Nov. 25, in the Assembly of God Church – Stockton, with Rev. Randy Hayward officiating. Music was Amazing Grace and Blessed Assurance by Sherice Norman. Casketbearers were – Robert Moore, Earl Laughlin, Brandon Moore, George Moore Jr., Jeff Philippeite and Earl Laughlin Jr. Honorary Casketbearers were – Lance Moore, Jeremy Belcher, Mark Calhoon, Russell Moore and Dan Caulfield. Military Honors were performed by the National Guard Juliet Team. Interment was in the Maple Grove Cemetery under the direction of the Sheldon Funeral Home – El Dorado Springs.

MOORE, James Larry (1937 - 2006)
Adrian Journal, 26 April 2006
James "Jim" Larry Moore 1937-2006.  James "Jim" Larry Moore, 68, of Adrian, MO died Thursday, April 20, 2006 at St. Joseph Health Center in Kansas City. Funeral services were Monday, April 24, 2006 at the Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel in Butler, MO.

MOORE, James Larry (1937 - 2006)
From the News X-Press, Friday, April 28, 2006.  Submitted by Sandee Hubbard
JAMES LARRY MOORE -  James “Jim” Larry Moore, 68, Adrian, Mo., died Thursday, April 20, 2006 at St. Joseph Health Center in Kansas City, Mo. Services were April 24 at the Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel, Butler, Mo., with Pastor Mark Richman officiating. Burial, Altona Cemetery, Altona, Mo. Contributions to the Altona Baptist Church. Mr. Moore was born Dec. 27, 1937 in Kansas City, Mo., to Donald Lee and Clara Belle Cates Moore. One of seven children, he grew up in Kansas City where he attended school. On Sept. 21, 1956 he married Sandra Nash at the Wornall Road Baptist Church in Kansas City and to this union two children were born. In 1959 he moved to Waterloo, Iowa where he worked for John Deere. He moved back to Kansas City in 1961 and started working for Wells-Fargo Car Service as a manager, retiring in 1986. He was a member of the Altona Baptist Church. As a young man, Jim enjoyed hunting, fishing and racing stock cars. In his later years, he liked watching western movies, making porcelain dolls, listening to blue grass music and even played bass fiddle in a band. An avid collector, he compiled a superb collection of cobalt blue glass and die cast cars. Although Jim didn’t have a formal education, he had a mindset to accomplish anything, always did the job right and was never without work. Jim’s grandchildren were precious to him and he enjoyed spending time with them.
James Larry Moore is survived by his wife of 29 years, Sandra Moore, Adrian, Mo.; a son, Devin Moore and wife Deana; and a daughter, Kimberlee Schoor and husband Ed, all of  Adrian; a brother, Maurice Moore and wife Donna, Kansas City, Mo.; two sisters, Barbara Gill and husband Roy, Pittsburg, Mo., and Sandra Moszczynski and husband Andy, Kansas City, Mo.; his stepmother, Naomi Moore, Pittsburg, Mo.; and five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Ernest and Donald; and one sister, Waneta Hammond.

MOORE, Katie B. ( 1925 - 2006)
Adrian Journal, 2 March 2006
Katie B. Moore 1925-2006 - Katie Bell Moore, 80, of Butler, MO passed away Tuesday, February 21, 2006 at Bates County Memorial Hospital in Butler, MO. Funeral services were held Saturday, February 25, 2006 at Atkinson Chapel in Adrian.

MOORE, Philip Alan (1956 - 2006)
Adrian Journal, 12 April 2006
Philip Alan Moore 1956-2006.  Philip Alan Moore, died April 3, 2006 at his home in Ballard, MO. Funeral services were held Thursday, April 6, 2006 at the Atkinson Funeral Home in Adrian, MO.

MOORE, William K. (1899 - 1961)
Urich-Montrose Herald Tidings, 13 October 1961
Funeral services for William K. Moore, 62, were held at the First Baptist Church, Butler, on Monday afternoon, Oct. 2, 1961. Burial was in Oak Hill Cemetery. William K. Moore, 62, the only child of George and Lilly Kash Moore, was born on a farm in west Henry County, on Aug. 9, 1899. After his father's death when Bill was about one year old, the mother and son lived a while in Colorado, then returned to make their home in Butler, where Mr. Moore attended school. He married Mabel Sutherland April 16, 1927. For many years they made their home on the farm in Henry County where Mr. Moore was born. When a young man, he accepted Christ as his savior and joined the Pleasant Home Baptist Church. A few years later he was ordained a deacon in that church. Twelve years ago Mr. Moore and his wife purchased a home northeast of Butler where he lived until his death Sept. 30, 1961. Soon after moving to Bates County, he moved his church membership to First Baptist Church at Butler, where he served as deacon until his death. He leaves his wife, numerous relatives and a host of friends to mourn his going. - Bates County Democrat

MOORHEAD, Henry (1826 - 1913)
Montrose Recorder, 21 November 1913
Died: On Thursday, Nov. 13th at his home in Johnstown, Uncle Henry Moorhead, after a protracted illness. The remains were laid to rest in Johnstown cemetery. Uncle Henry was in his 87th year. He leaves two children to mourn his loss, Jim Moorhead of Johnstown and Mrs. Liddle Potts of Polk Co., Mo.

MORRELL, Daniel Webster (Abt. 1828 - 1887)
From the Adrian Register, July 9, 1887. Submitted by Sandee Hubbard
OBITUARY -  Died July the 1st 1887, Daniel Morrell, Aged about 60 years “Uncle Dan”, as every one knew him, has been in very poor health for some time and about ten days ago he was taken down with a very severe attack of flux, which was the cause of his demise. When this mortal form shall have ..on immortality then will the lost be found, and kindred spirits will rejoice in a reunion that shall never again be broken. God’s will be done.
As we were going to press last week, news of the death of Daniel W. Morrill came to us and we opened up the forms to insert a brief notice only with expectations of mentioning more fully. Daniel Webster Morrill was born in the state of Virginia and at his death he had arrived at the age of 59 years, 3 months and 16 days. He is one of the pioneers of North Bates County having come here in the Spring of 1870, at a time when but few houses could be seen on the broad prairies that are now settled up to their fullest extent. He located at Altona and practiced law there for a number of years, and remained there till five years ago when he moved to Adrian with his family. Has been married twice, has four children by his first wife and five by his second. “Uncle Dan” as he is well known through out North Bates, was always his worst foe free hearted, open handed, liberal to the last cent In his possession, he died poor of these worldly goods, but so long as his money would hold out he was never the man to say “No”. Although he died in meager circumstances, he has been a liberal donor to the broad fields of charity of this cold world as many who lives here can testify. His health has been failing him for some time but up to the last twenty days previous to his death, he was able to be up in town by the aid of his cane, but after receiving all the attention that a faithful wife and friends could  possibly give, he had to yield to the inevitable. He was buried at the Altona cemetery the day following his death. Word had been sent to his children but was delayed so that his eldest son, Mr. H. W. Morrill, of central Iowa, and was barely able to get here in a few hours after his interment.

MORRIS, Martha Ellen (1849 - 1913)
From the Adrian Journal, Thursday, January 16, 1913. Submitted by Sandee Hubbard
OBITUARY -  Mrs. Martha Ellen Morris died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. U. G. Blankenship, near Altona, Wednesday, January 8th, 1913. Mrs. Morris was born August 4th, 1849, in Harrison county, West Virginia. She was united in marriage with Mr. A. B. Morris in the year 1863, to this union two children were born, a son who preceded her in death, and her daughter with whom she lived the closing years of her life. She lives to mourn the loss of a dear mother. Funeral services were held at the Christian church of Altona, conducted by Elder Hood of Adrian. The body was laid to rest in the Altona cemetery to await the Call of Our Heavenly father. She was a member of the Church of Christ and lived her profession. A faithful Christian until death. Beside a relatives she leaves a host of friends. To think of their loss but her eternal gain. With the picture of such a life we can surely say with the poet, Life’s race well run, Life’s work well done, Life’s crown well won, Now comes rest. Her age at death being 72 years, 5 months and 4 days. Rest in Peace.

MORROW, Billy (?? - 2005)
Adrian Journal, 15 June 2005
Funeral services for residents Billy Morrow and Daniel Patterson have been set by their families. The visitation for Morrow is Wednesday evening at the Atkinson Funeral Home. The funeral is at Cornerstone Christian Church at 10 a.m. Thursday. Patterson's family will receive vistors at the Atkinson Funeral Home from 5-7 p.m. Friday June 17. The funeral will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at the First Baptist Church.

MORSE, Martha Ruth (1909 - 2006)
Adrian Journal, 18 March 2006
Martha Ruth Morse 1909-2006 - Martha Ruth Morse, age 96 of Butler, MO, died Monday, March 6, 2006 at Willow Lane Nursing Center in Butler. Funeral services were Thursday, March 9, 2006 at the Schowengerdt Chapel in Butler.

MOSHER, Larry Jack  (1942 - 2009)
Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel Inc.
Larry Jack Mosher, May 31, 1942 - March 15, 2009. Funeral services for Larry Jack Mosher of Harrisonville, Missouri will be 1 p.m. Friday, March 20, 2009 at the Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel (660-679-6555) in Butler, Missouri with Bill Goring officiating. No visitation. Burial, Oak Hill Cemetery, Butler, Missouri. Larry Jack Mosher, age 66 of Harrisonville, Missouri died Sunday, March 15, 2009 at Research Medical Center in Kansas City, Missouri. He was born May 31, 1942 to Harold Dave and Maxine Copenhaver Mosher in Topeka, Kansas. Larry is survived by his wife, Ruth Mosher of Harrisonville, Missouri; three sons, John Veach and wife Sharon of Enid, Oklahoma, Eddie Veach and wife Narressa of Osceola, Missouri and Larry R. Mosher and wife Andrea of Lafayette, Louisiana; a daughter, Tammy Johnson and husband Mike of Urich, Missouri; a brother, Billie Jack Fletcher and wife Carol of Maple Hill, kansas; two sisters, Judy Beaman and husband Wayne and Jill Douwdy and husband Duane both of Topeka, Kansas; eight grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and six-day old son, Billie Jack Mosher.

MOSHER, Lillian Lorene ( ?? - 2008)
El Dorado Sun, Friday, 24 October 2008
Lillian Loraine Mosher, 73, passed away, Friday, Oct. 17, at North Kansas City Memorial Hospital. Lillian is the daughter of William Edwin and Hazel Lorene Mosher. She was born and raised in Schell City and graduated from the Schell City High School. She leaves a daughter, Cheryl Cook; three grandchildren – Cory Cook, his wife, Jennifer, and Taylor Jo Cook; two sisters, Donna Harleman – Appleton City, and Wilma Burnett – Kansas City, and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Memorial services will begin at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 26, in the Green Lawn Cemetery, under the direction of the Lewis-Hoagland Funeral Home – Schell City.

MOSHER, Melvin K. (1922-2004)
Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada, Missouri, 23 May 2004
Melvin K. Mosher, 82, Nevada, MO, passed away Sunday, May 23, 2004 at Nevada Regional Medical Center following a short illness. He was born March 30, 1922 in Schell City, MO, to Henry Grant Mosher and Lillian Echelle Mosher. He married Beatrice Lucille Belcher on March 9, 1968 in Nowata, OK, and she preceded him in death on February 22, 1997. Mr. Mosher grew up in Schell City and attended Schell City School. He served in the U. S. Army during WW II in Europe from 1942-1946. He worked as a mechanic for three GM dealerships in Nevada having worked for Cobb, Hennessey’s, and later Guthrie Motors until his retirement in 1984. He was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church, Nevada. Survivors include one son, Terry K. Mosher, Nevada, MO; one daughter, Melvonna Schneider, Oklahoma City, OK; one stepson, Albert Spencer, Wichita, KS, 13 grandchildren, and numerous great-grandchildren. In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by two stepsons, and six brothers, Harold Mosher, Edwin Mosher, James Mosher, Kenneth Mosher, Ralph Mosher, and Roy Mosher. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, May,26, 2004, at Calvary Baptist Church with Rev. Terry Mosher officiating. Interment will follow in Green Lawn Cemetery, Schell City, MO. The family receives friends 7-8:00 p.m. on Tuesday evening at Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada, MO, and friends may call now and until 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorials may be given to the Calvary Baptist Church, Arch and Cedar, Nevada, MO 64772.

MOSS, Milton (?? - 1897)
No headstone found. From the Butler Weekly Times June 10, 1897. Submitted by Sandee Hubbard
The remains of Milton Moss, killed in Monday’s accident near the West school building, were taken to the cemetery at Altona for burial.

MOUND, Charles H. (1932 - 2008)
Drexel Star, Friday January 30, 2009
Charles H. Mound 1932-2008. Charles H. Mount, 75 of Drexel, Mo., passed away Wednesday, December 17, 2008 at Golden Years Care Center of Harrisonville. Visitation was from 1-2 p.m. Saturday, December 20, 2008 at the Mullinax chapel, Drexel, with a funeral service at 2 p.m. officiated by Rev. Henry Harris. Burial with Army honors will follow in the Sharon Cemetery near Drexel. The family suggests memorial contributions in Charles’s name to Kamp Keirsey; contributions may be left in care of the funeral home.

MOUNT, Charles H. (1932 - 2008)
Mullinax Funeral Home
Charles H. Mount, December 25, 1932 - December 17, 2008. Charles H. Mount, 75 of Drexel, Mo., passed away Wednesday, December 17, 2008 at Golden Years Care Center of Harrisonville. Charles was born December 25, 1932 in Brookfield, Mo., the son of Floyd and Gladys Gertrude (Sheldon) Mount. He attended school in Brookfield and later went to work for the railroad. He served in Germany during the Korean War; upon returning home, he worked for Bendix in Kansas City for 36 years. Charles married Sondra Green on May 15, 1960 in Kansas City; she survives. Charles served as the police judge in Drexel for 10 and ½ years; he also served as president and treasurer of the Drexel Lions club at various times. He was also president of the Welfare Board in Harrisonville at one time. Charles and Sondra were avid square dancers and danced with many area clubs. Charles was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by wife, Sondra, and their children: Cynthia Kay Mager and Charles David Mount, both of Drexel; three granddaughters, Ashley and husband Justin Davis, Mallory Mager, and Shelby Mount. He is also survived by one sister, Doris Jean Bellotti. Visitation will be from 1-2pm Saturday, December 20, 2008 at the Mullinax chapel, Drexel, with a funeral service at 2pm officiated by Rev. Henry Harris. Burial with Army honors will follow in the Sharon Cemetery near Drexel. The family suggests memorial contributions in Charles’s name to Kamp Keirsey; contributions may be left in care of the funeral home.

MUDD, Amanda (1852 - 1901)
From the Adrian Journal, February 22, 1901. Submitted by Sandee Hubbard
MRS. E.C. MUDD DEAD - At the family home, one mile south of Burdett, on Monday, February 18, 1901, Mrs. Amanda, wife of Ex-Sheriff E.C. Mudd, passed into that invisible beyond. For several weeks she had been a great sufferer from a complication of diseases, and medical skill could not stay its progress. Amanda Stillwell was born January 1, 1852; on September 26, 1874, she was united in marriage with E.C. Mudd. Of this union five children were born, two of them, a son and daughter survive, three preceded the mother. Mrs. Mudd was a woman of noble Christian character. Her life was filled with deeds of kindness, and words of love and affection. Those who knew her best esteemed her most highly. In her home she was like a gentle sunbeam, ever reflecting a kindly spirit, and a persuasive influence over those with whom she came in contact. For 12 years she had been a faithful member of the Baptist church, and her life corresponded with the profession she made. Funeral services were held from the Baptist church at Burdett on Tuesday, and were conducted by Rev. Silvius, of this city, and the remains laid to rest in the cemetery at that place. The husband and surviving children have the sympathy of their friends in this great bereavement.

MUDD, Elijah C. (1852 - 1932)
From the Adrian Journal, Thursday, April 21, 1932. Submitted by Sandee Hubbard
E.C. MUDD DEAD - E. C. Mudd, 80 years old, died at his home at Merwin, Mo., Monday, April 18, after a long illness. Mr. Mudd was born in Kentucky in 1852, and came to Bates county in 1873, locating at Burdett, then a thriving Inland town, he lived in that community until 1896, when he was elected sheriff of Bates county, which office he filled for two terms, four years. It was during his term of office that "Bunk" McGinnis was hanged for the murder of Fred Borcherding, near Rockville. Mr. Mudd was married in 1874 to Miss Amanda Stillwell, who died during his term of office as sheriff. To this union two children were born: Charles and Mabel, both of whom are living. He was married a second time and the widow survives him. After his term of sheriff expired Mr. Mudd returned to Burdett and engaged in the mercantile business for several years. A number of years ago he moved to Merwin, where he spent the remainder of his life. He is survived by his widow, children, two brothers and two sisters. Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon from the Burdett Baptist church and were conducted by the Rev. L. W. Keele. Interment was made in the Burdett cemetery. The Masonic burial services were given at the grave with A. C. Baie, of Adrian, acting Grand Master in charge of the service.

MUDD, Joseph (1812 - 1879)
Submitted by Sandee Hubbard
A Fatal Mistake - Mr. Joseph Mudd, a prominent citizen of Burdette, on the south line of this county, took a dose of strychnine, by mistake, last Friday, and before assistance could be obtained, beyond the power of help. He had long been identified with Burdette and was a very aged gentleman. --Jos. Mudd, a well to do farmer living six miles south-west of Everett, met with a terrible death a few days ago. Feeling physically indisposed he concluded to take a dose of quinine. Through mistake he took strychnine, and in 35 minutes was dead. This should be a warning to all those that are in the habit of handling poisonous medicines.

MUDD, Joseph D. (1842 - 1918)
Submitted by Sandee Hubbard
JOSEPH D. MUDD DEAD - Joseph D. Mudd died at his home, one mile northwest of Burdett Wednesday, April 3rd, 1918; aged 75 years, 11 months and 13 days. Mr. Mudd was born in Bullock county, Kentucky, April 21, 1842, and grew to manhood in his native state. In 1867 he was united in marriage with Miss Nancy J. Deacon. To this union thirteen children were born, eight preceded the father to the beyond, five survive. Two daughters and three sons, we have not been able to get the names of the daughters. The sons are John, Honest and Ernest, all of East Boone township. The wife also survives him. One brother, Henry Mudd of Adrian, survives. Mr. Mudd came to Bates county in 1868, locating on the farm where he died. He prospered financially, owning one of the best improved farms in north Bates County. Mr. Mudd was not a member of any Church organization but professed to be a Christian and died in that faith. For many years he had been a member of Crescent Hill Lodge A.F. & A.M., of Adrian, having moved his membership from the Lodge at Everett. He was a good citizen and an accommodating neighbor, kind husband and father.
Funeral services for Mr. Mudd were held from the Burdett Baptist church Sunday afternoon, conducted by Rev. W. S. Weir. The Masonic Lodge had charge of the services at the grave. Burial was made in the Burdett cemetery. The widow and children have the sympathy of the community in this bereavement.

MUDD, Joseph D. Jr. (1870 - 1910)
Adrian Journal, December 1, 1910. Submitted by Sandee Hubbard
We were much grieved to hear of the death of Jos. D. Mudd, jr. which occurred Nov. 29, in Canon City, Colorado. He was born and raised in this vicinity, but the last two years has made his home with a sister in that place. His remains were laid to rest in the Burdett cemetery Dec. 2nd, by local Odd Fellows. His many friends extend heartfelt sympathy to the bereaved family.

MUDD, Nancy Jane (1850 - 1937)
From the Adrian Journal, Thursday, January 28, 1937. Submitted by Sandee Hubbard
PIONEER MOTHER PASSES - Mrs. Nancy Jane Mudd, for 69 years a resident of East Boone township, died at the homestead where she settled with her husband, Friday evening. Her age was 86 years, 10 months and 26 days. Nancy Jane Deacon was born in Nelson county, Kentucky, February 26, 1850, departing this life January 22, 1937. She was united in marriage to J.D. Mudd, January 8, 1868 in Kentucky. Immediately after their marriage they came to Missouri and located on a farm one mile west of Burdett. This became the Mudd homestead and has remained such for 69 years. Mr. and Mrs. Mudd settled there in the days of pioneering, suffered the hardships of those early pioneers and in that community reared a large family. To these good people were born 13 children, 7 boys and 6 girls. Six children, Rufey, Edgar, Mary Lee, Steven, Sary Margaret and Ruthie, passed away in early life. Frannie Hughes and Joseph Mudd also preceded her in death. The husband passed away April 3, 1918. The surviving children are two daughters, Eliza Ann Ornsby, Archie, Mo. and Sidona V. McDaniel, Long Beach, Calif.; three sons, John J., Ernest O. and Honest A. Mudd all of the home address. 16 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and one great-grandchild also survive, and a host of other relatives. Mrs. Mudd was converted and united with the Salem Baptist Church in Nelson county, Kentucky, when a young girl. She always lived true to her faith and devoted her life to Christian deeds of her family and friends. For more than sixty years Aunt Nancy Mudd was more than a resident of the Burdett neighborhood. She was a character for good to all who came and went in the community. In her earlier years she was rugged in health and was always ready to do her part in the relief of suffering of others. The home of Mr. and Mrs. J.D. Mudd was a gathering place for many a happy group and Mrs. Mudd was always ready and willing to receive them. Surely she has gone to a reward for the part she played in the building of a community. Funeral services for Mrs. Mudd were held from the Burdett Baptist church Sunday afternoon, January 24. They were conducted by Rev. Haynes. Interment was made in the Burdett cemetery by the Creath & Six funeral service.

MUDD, Ruth Valola (Abt 1891 - 1895)
Adrian Journal, October 25, 1895. Submitted by Sandee Hubbard
Died at the home of her parents one mile west of Burdett, October, 19th, 1895, Ruth Valola, the four year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.D. Mudd. The little one had been seriously ill for several weeks, but was thought to be convalescing. Funeral services were held on Sunday, and the remains laid to rest in the Crescent Hill cemetery. The parents have the deep sympathy of a large circle of friends in the loss of this earthly jewel.

MUDD, Sarah M. (1838 - 1895)
Adrian Journal, Jan 11, 1895. Submitted by Sandee Hubbard
Died at her home near Burdette, Wednesday, Jan. 9th, 1895, of pneumonia, Mrs. Austin Mudd. Deceased was held in high esteem by all who knew her, she was possessed of an amiable disposition, a model wife and friend, and a faithful Christian, a member of the Baptist church at Burdett.
Funeral services were held in Burdett, yesterday conducted by Rev. Bell of this city.

MUDD, Sarah M. (1890 - 1895)
Adrian Journal, November 1, 1895. Submitted by Sandee Hubbard
Sarah M. the five year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.D. Mudd, died at the home of the parents, one mile west of Burdett, last Sunday. Just one week before they had followed to the grave the remains of a younger child; and this death following so close in the wake of the other brings added sorrow to the hearts of the bereaved parents. Their many friends join in extending their sympathy in this their deepest gloom.

MUDD, Stephen (1823 - 1916)
Submitted by Sandee Hubbard
 Stephen Mudd Dead - Stephen Mudd died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. George McNeil, Parlinville, Kansas, Sunday morning, June 6th; aged 91 years, 3 months and 22 days. Mr. Mudd was born in Kentucky, where he resided until 1873, when he came to Bates county, Missouri, locating in East Boone township, where he resided until a few years ago. Mr. Mudd had been a member of the Baptist Church for 72 yeas and a member of the Masonic Order for 60 years. He was an excellent Christian gentleman, loved and respected by all who knew him. He is survived by five children, three sons and two daughters, the sons are , E.C. Mudd, of Jefferson City, Missouri, William Mudd, Hemet, California; Arthur Mudd, Drexel, Missouri. The daughters are Mrs. George McNeil, of Parlinville, Kansas, and a daughter in Colorado. The body was brought back to Burdett for burial where the funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon, conducted by Rev. R.L. Wood, of Adrian, burial was made in the Burdett cemetery.

MUDD, Thomas (1859 - 1881)
Bates County Times, Submitted by Sandee Hubbard
DIED. MUDD-At the home of his father Joseph Mudd, deceased, in Boone township on March 15th 1881. Thos. Mudd of consumption.

MUILLER, Earl Glenn (1928 - 2009)
Adrian Journal, Friday, February 27, 2009
Earl Glenn Muiller 1928 - 2009. Earl Glenn Muiller, age 80, went to be with his Lord on Wednesday, February 18, 2009 at his home in Adrian, MO. Earl was born October 16, 1928 to Charles Frederick and Allie (McNutt) Muiller in Butler, MO. Funeral services were held Saturday, February 21, 2009, 10:30 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church, Adrian, MO with Rev. Bob Maffitt officiating. Military Honors Under the Auspices Of Golden Valley VFW Post 1894, Clinton, Missouri. Interment was in the Crescent Hill Cemetery.

MURPHY, Clovis Icy (1914 - 1915)
From the Adrian Journal, Thursday, March 11, 1915. Submitted by Sandee Hubbard
CLOVIS ICY MURPHY DEAD - Clovis Icy, the little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. T. A. Murphy died at their home in Grand River township February 27th, 1915; aged 2 months and 27 days. The young parents have the sympathy of their many friends in this great loss.

MURPHY, Donald G. (1881 - 1933)
From the Adrian Journal, May, 25, 1933. Submitted by Sandee Hubbard
DONALD G. MURPHY OBITUARY - Donald G., son of Martillis and Elizabeth Murphy, was born September 11, 1881, and died May 14, 1933; aged 51 years, 8 months and 3 days.Shortly after his father’s death in 1897, Mr. Murphy went to Joplin where he made his home with his sister, Mrs. Gray. He was one of eleven children; two brothers and two sisters preceded him in death. His parents also preceded him in death.
Funeral services for Mr. Murphy were held from the Altona Baptist church and interment was in the Altona cemetery. Altona was the childhood home of Mr. Murphy.

Murphy, Margaret May (1923 - 2008)
Adrian Journal
Margaret May Murphy 1923 - 2008 - Margaret May Murphy, age 85 of Butler, Missouri died Friday, June 27, 2008 under the loving care of her family and Hospice at her home in Butler. Funeral services were 11 a.m. Monday, June 30, 2008 at the First Christian Church in Greenfield, Missouri with Rev. James Stanfield-Myers officiating. Burial in Greenfield Cemetery, Greenfield, Missouri. Contributions to the Greenfield First Christian Church or Ohio Street United Methodist Church. Services under the direction of the Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel Butler, Missouri.

MURPHY, Ora Lucille (1912 - 1913)
From the Adrian Journal, Thursday, January 9, 1913. Submitted by Sandee Hubbard
LITTLE ORA LUCILLE MURPHY DEAD - Little Ora Lucille, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Murphy, died at the home of her parents in Grand River township, Friday, January 3rd, 1913; aged, two months and 5 days. This was the only child and the young parents are heartbroken over the loss of the one who was the light of the home. They have the sympathy of a host of friends in this bereavement. Funeral services were held from the Altona Baptist church Sunday morning, conducted by Rev. W.J. Silvius.

MURPHY, Sally Lou (1880 - 1979)
From the Adrian Journal. Submitted by Sandee Hubbard
FUNERAL SERVICES HELD FEB. 18 FOR SALLY LOU MURPHY - Sally Lou Murphy, 98, died Friday, February 16, 1979 at the Countryside Nursing Home in Butler, Missouri. She was born December 31, 1880, the daughter of Charles and Martha Rexroad. On January 10, 1906 she was married to Thomas Adair Murphy. Mr. Murphy died January 2, 1949. Mrs. Murphy is preceded in death by her three little daughters, Amelia Pauline, Oral Lucille and Chloe Icy; also by six sisters and two brothers. She is survived by one sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Ellis, Paul, Idaho and a number of nieces and nephews. Mrs. Murphy was a loyal and active member of the First Baptist Church of Adrian and was a teacher in the Sunday School for many years. Services were held February 18, 1979 at the Atkinson-Dickey Chapel in Adrian with the Rev. Ron Gross officiating. Burial was made in the Altona Cemetery near Adrian, Missouri.

MURPHY, Thomas A. "Jim" (1873 - 1949)
From the Adrian Journal, Thursday, January 6, 1949. Submitted by Sandee Hubbard
DEATH OF “JIM” MURPHY - Long Time Resident of Bates County Dies Sunday Evening. Thomas A. “Jim” Murphy, who had lived in Bates county for more than sixty years, passed away at the Harrisonville hospital, Sunday evening, January 2. Mr. Murphy was taken toe the hospital on the previous Monday. Thomas Adair Murphy, son of Mr. and Mrs. Martilla Murphy, was born September 12, 1873, in Cooper county, Missouri. When he was fifteen years of age, he came to Bates county where he spent the remainder of his life. Until his retirement several years ago, he had been a successful farmer. He was united in marriage to Miss Sallie L. Rexroad, January 10, 1906. To this union, three children were born, all of whom died in infancy. Mr. Murphy was converted and became a member of the Adrian Baptist church in 1915. He has been an active and faithful lay worker in his church since that time. The deceased is survived by his wife, a brother, Harry Murphy, of Adrian, a sister, Mrs. Lois Gray, of Joplin, Missouri, and several nieces and nephews. Four brothers and four sisters have preceded him in death. Funeral services for “Jim” Murphy were held at 1 p.m. Tuesday afternoon from the Adrian Baptist church with the Rev. Emmett C. Owensby and the Rev. O. A. Newman officiating. Burial was at Altona cemetery by Creath & Six.

MURRAY, Glenn (1930 - 2006)
Adrian Journal, 7 June 2006
Glenn Murray 1930-2006. Glenn Murray, 76, Adrian, MO, died Tuesday, May 30, 2006 at his home. Funeral services were held Saturday, June 3 at the Atkinson Chapel, Adrian.

MURRAY, Velma May (1916 - 2008)
Atkinson Funeral Home
Velma May Murray, March 25, 1916 - September 15, 2008. Velma May Murray, 92, Archie, MO, died Monday, September 15, 2008 at Cass Medical Center in Harrisonville, MO. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM Saturday, September 20, 2008 at the Atkinson Chapel in Archie, MO. Burial will be in Crescent Hill Cemetery, Adrian, MO. Friends may call from 6:30-7:30 PM Friday, September 19 at the Atkinson Chapel in Archie. Contributions may be made to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, 1233 20th Street, NW, Suite 402, Washington, D.C. 20036 or to the American Cancer Society, Kansas City Metro Office, 6700 Antioch Road, Suite 100, Merriam, KS 66204.

MURRAY, Velma May (1916 - 2008)
Democrat Missourian
Velma M. Murray, March 25, 1916 – Sept. 15, 2008. Velma M. Murray, 92, Archie, died Sept. 15, 2008, at Cass Regional Medical Center in Harrisonville. She was born March 25, 1916, at Archie, the daughter of Richard Lawson and Rosa Lee (Mace) Drury. Feb. 21, 1937, she married Alfred Floyd Murray. She was a lifelong resident of Archie. Mrs. Murray had worked at the sewing factory in Garden City and at a luggage factory in Kansas City. She was the Austin Township Tax Collector from 1968 to 1972. She was baptized at the United Brethren Church in Crescent Hill, later joining with Archie Christian Church. Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband of 55 years, Alfred, who died Feb. 20, 1992, a son, Arthur Floyd; a son-in-law, Robert Carter; four brothers; and two sisters. Surviving are a daughter, Shirley Carter, Houston, Texas; her daughter-in-law, Carol Murray, Flagstaff, Ariz.; four grandchildren, Cynthia Richards and husband, Van, Houston, Sheri Murray, Linda Murray and Mark Murray, all of California, and four great-grandchildren, Brian and Blake Richards, Kyle Murray, Meghan Murray; and a great-great-granddaughter, Michaela Murray. Casket bearers were Wayne Greer, Roy Estes, Don Kendrick, Bobby Drury, Keven Ford and Jim Kendrick. Services were Sept. 20 at the Atkinson Chapel in Archie with the Rev. Joe Crook officiating. Music was provided by Jim and Carole Lynne Arnold. Burial was in Crescent Hill Cemetery, Adrian, under the direction of Atkinson Funeral Home, Archie.