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PAGE, Lois Simpson (?? - 2008)
Page, Lois Simpson - Lois Page, 70, Adrian, Mo., died June 18, 2008. Services at 10:30 a.m. June 21, at the United Methodist Church, Adrian. Burial in Garden City Cemetery, Garden City, Mo. Visitation 6-8 p.m. June 20 at the church. Memorials to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. (Arr.: Dickey Funeral Home, Garden City, Mo., 816-862-6345,)

PAGE, Lois Simpson (?? - 2008)
Mrs. Lois Page, age 70, of Adrian, Mo. died Wednesday, June 18, 2008 at St. Lukes Hospital, Kansas City, Mo. Services: Saturday, June 21, 2008, 10:30 a.m., United Methodist Church, Adrian, Mo. Visitation: Friday, June 20, 2008, 6:00 until 8:00 p.m., United Methodist Church, Adrian, Mo. Interment: Garden City Cemetery, Garden City, Mo. The Family suggests contributions may be made to Cystic Fibrosis. Dickey Funeral Home, Harrisonville, Missouri 816-884-6244; Garden City, Missouri 816-862-6345.

PARISH, George O. (1886 - 1962 )
Rich Hill Mining Review, 17 January 1946, submitted by Cheryl Bell
George O. Parrish Dies - George C. Parrish, a resident of Rich Hill the past twenty-five years, died at the home, First and Lashbrook streets, May 30, 1962. Mr. Parrish, a son of Plesant and Sarah Parrish, was born in Iowa January 22, 1886. He was 76 years, 4 months and 5 days of age.
Surviving are two brothers, Allen Parrish, Kansas City and Charles Parrish, Onawa, Iowa. Funeral services were held at 2 o'clock Sunday, June 3, in the Booth Funeral Chapel conducted by Rev. J. H. Toppass. Burial was made in Green Lawn Cemetery. Pallbearers were James Clarkson, James Perry, Adam Blackwell, Bill Bivila, Charles Rhodes and Harold Ritchie. Mrs. Marion Moreland and Mrs. Paul Stevener, accompanied at the piano by Mrs. Dixon Palmer, sang "Beyond the Sunset" and "The Beautiful Garden of Prayer".

PARISH, Sarah Frances (Suggs) Thompson (1865 - 1946) 
Rich Hill Mining Review, 17 January 1946, submitted by Cheryl Bell
Mrs. George Parish, Dead - Mrs. George Parish, 79 years of age, passed away at the home on North Sixth street Friday morning, January 11, 1946, at 6:15 o'clock. She was a resident of Rich Hill for some fifty years. Surviving are the husband, of the home, and oen son, Edgar Thompson, of Burbank, Calif., who was here at the bedside of his mother. Funeral services for Mrs. George Parish were held in the Booth Chapel, Walnut street at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon, January 15, 1946. Burial in Greenlawn cemetery.

PARKS, John Adam (1983 - 2005) 
Adrian Journal, 24 August 2005
John Adam Parks 1983-2005  - John Adam Parks, age 22 of Galena, Kansas formerly of Amsterdam, Missouri died Wednesday, August 17, 2005 in Galena. Funeral services were Tuesday, August 23 at the Miami R-1 High School in Amsterdam, Missouri with Pastor Dayne Curry officiating and flag presentation by Cherokee County, Kansas Honor Guard.

PARKS, Vera Elizabeth (1894 - 1969)
St. Clair County Courier, March 1969
Funeral services were held at Consalus Funeral Home in Clinton March 5 for Vera Elizabeth Callahan Parks who died March 2 at Clinton General following an illness of four weeks. Rev. Amos Jackson officiated at the service and burial was made in Wright's Creek Cemetery. Mrs. Parks, daighter of Thomas Jackson and Lula B. Smith Callahan was born July 2, 1894 in Bates County. She was married April 5, 1916 to Charlie Lee Parks. Seven children were born to the couple. She was preceded in death by two children and two sisters, Velma and Erma. She was a member of the Wright's Creek Baptist Church. Survivors are her husband; children, Mrs. Robert Monard, Montrose, Lauren Parks, Odessa, Mrs. Orville Gardner, Osceola, Mrs. D.W. Chatelin,Jr., Denver, and Mrs. Jesse Huffman, Jr., Kansas City, 20 grandchildren, four great grandchildren; and sisters and brothers, Mrs. Vera McClerran, Edwin Callahan, Mrs. Edna Loyd, Norvin Callahan, Mrs. Olive Suiter, Marion Callahan, Mrs. Viola McLaughlin, Mrs. Inez Rutledge, Clyde Callahan, and Kermit Callahan.

PASSLER, Vera (1930 - 2004) 
Published in the Kansas City Star on 15 April 2004, submitted by Cheryl Bell
Vera Passler, 74, of Edwardsville, KS, died Tuesday, April 13, 2004, at Providence Medical Center in Kansas City, KS. Memorial services will be 7 p.m. Friday, April 16, at the Chapel-Hill Butler Funeral Home, 701 N. 94th Street, Kansas City, KS. Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. The family requests contributions to Cancer Action, 1831 Minnesota, Kansas City, KS 66102. Vera was born on June 9, 1929 in Kansas City, KS and was a lifelong area resident. Survivors include her husband of 58 years, Charles Passler Sr. of the home; one daughter, Sandra Pierceall of Kansas City, KS; three sons, Bernie Passler of Edwardsville, KS, Chuck Passler of Kansas City, KS, and Joseph Passler of Basehor, KS; one brother, Mike Uzelac of Las Vegas, NV; one sister, Rose Hill of San Mateo, CA; eight grandchildren and nine greatgrandchildren. (Arrangements: Chapel Hill-Butler Funeral Home (913) 334-3366).

PATCHIN, Edith Lorene (1914 - 2006) 
Adrian Journal, 2 March 2006
Edith Lorene (Rush) Patchin 1914-2006 - Edith Lorene (Rush) Patchin, 91, passed away on February 2, 2006 at Adrian Manor Nursing Home in Adrian, MO. Funeral services were held Wednesday, March 1, 2006 at Wilson & Son Funeral Home, Drexel, MO.

PATTERSON, Daniel (?? - 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.

PATTERSON, Gilmer Orvis (1931 - 2009)
Atkinson Funeral Home
Gilmer Orvis Patterson, February 12, 1931 - April 13, 2009.Gilmer Orvis Patterson, 78, Adrian, MO, died Monday, April 13, 2009 at Adrian Manor in Adrian. Memorial services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday at the Victory Assembly of God in Adrian. Memorial contributions may be made to the church or to the Adrian Lions Club.

PATTERSON, Phyllis Joy (1923 - 2009)
Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel Inc.
Phyllis Joy Patterson, September 16, 1923 - April 21, 2009. Phyllis's wishes were to be cremated and remembered with fond memories. A private family memorial service will be held at a later date. Contributions, Adrian Manor Nursing Center. Arrangements, Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel (660-679-6555) Butler, Missouri. Phyllis Joy Patterson, age 85 of Adrian, Missouri formerly of Lee’s Summit, Missouri died Tuesday, April 21, 2009 at Adrian Manor Nursing Home in Adrian. He was born September 16, 1923 to Herschel Roy and Sarah Elizabeth Jones Barber in Springfield, Missouri. Phyllis is survived by her son, Mike Patterson and wife Sandy of Lee’s Summit, Missouri; a daughter, Linda Fredrickson of Chillicothe, Missouri; six grandchildren, Doug Fredrickson and wife Dina, Kendra Fredrickson, James Fredrickson and wife Jenny, Michael Patterson and wife Yvonne, Ashley Patterson and Ali Patterson; and six great-grandchildren, Alexandria, Ariel, Kaylee, Zachary, Sidney and Josie. She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Roy and Jim; and a sister Irene.

PAUL, Mary Ann (1947 - 2006)
Adrian Journal, 8 February 2006
Mary Ann Paul 1947-2006. Mary Ann Paul, 58, of Butler, MO, died Tuesday, January 31, 2006 at Medicalodge Nursing Center in Butler. Funeral services were held Saturday, February 4, 2006 at the Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel in Butler.

PAWLEY, Ronald Murle (1925 - 2007)
Nevada Daily Mail, Thursday, November 15, 2007
Ronald Murle Pawley, 82, passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2007, at the Medicalodge of Pittsburg South, Pittsburg, Kan, following a lengthy illness. He was born April 6, 1925, in Moundville, Mo., to Jess Pawley and Cora Grooms Pawley. He married Irene Mae Hall on Dec. 16, 1955, in Nevada. She preceded him in death on Nov. 29, 2003. Ronald grew up on a farm near Moundville. He worked at the Convent in Nevada for a number of years and at the rendering plant near Horton for many years. Ronald also worked for many years as a custodian for Nevada R-5 Schools until his retirement. He has lived in Pittsburg since 2002. Survivors include two daughters, Gloria Pawley, Pittsburg, Kan., and Darlene Cloke, Nevada; one son, Gary Wayne Pawley, El Dorado Springs, Mo., five grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren. In addition to his wife Irene, he was preceded in death by two brothers Gilbert Pawley and Johnny Pawley, and one sister, Irene May Ellifritz. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m., on Friday, Nov. 16, 2007, at Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada, with Pastor Bill Smith officiating. Interment will follow in Moore Cemetery, Nevada.

PAYTON, Dortha Gertrude (1927 - 2007)
Nevada Daily Mail, Tuesday, July 17, 2007
Dortha Gertrude Payton, 79, Milo, Mo., died Saturday, July 14, 2007, at Nevada Regional Medical Center, Nevada. She was born Oct. 22, 1927, in Peculiar, Mo., to John Robert Stone and Susie Gertrude Meighern Stone. She was married April 16, 1949, in Osceola, Mo., to Edgar Earl Payton Sr. and he preceded her in death March, 1989. Mrs. Payton was reared in Vernon and Cedar County, Mo., and lived virtually her entire life in this area. She was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Nevada. She was a homemaker and did babysitting in her home for many years. She was a very devoted mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was a friend to all that knew her. Survivors include four sons, Earl Payton Jr. and his wife Lynn, Charleston, Ill., Tommy Payton and his wife Norma, Nevada, David Payton and his wife Margaret, Milo and George Payton, Wichita, Kan.; one daughter, Betty Slater and her husband, Danny, Polo, Mo.; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; one brother, Tim Stone and his wife Peggy, Joplin; three sisters, Bessie Bradley, Little Rock, Calif., Mickey Vandenberg and Pearl Kimzey, both of Nevada; numerous nieces, nephews and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, spouse, four brothers, one sister and one grandson. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Wednesday, July 18, at Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada, with pastor Dennis Mix officiating. Interment will follow at Moore Cemetery, Nevada.

PEARMAN, Edward L. (1898 - 1970)
From the Adrian Journal, Thursday, March 12, 1970. Submitted by Sandee Hubbard
LAST RITES HELD FOR EDWARD L. PEARMAN -  Edward L. Pearman was born October 13, 1898 near Brunswick, Mo. He was the son of James W. Pearman and Mary Medcaff. He passed away February 28, 1970 at the Wetzel Hospital in Clinton, Mo. At the age of 71 years, 4 months and 15 days. Mr. Pearman was a salesman and owner of Lone Star Manufacturing Co., Altona, Missouri. He had lived at Altona for the last ten years. He is survived by one brother, James W. Pearman, Pico Rivera, Calif. Also surviving are several nieces and nephews living around Brunswick.
Funeral services were held at the Atkinson-Dickey Funeral Home, March 4 with Rev. Robert Ballantyne officiating. Burial was in the Altona Cemetery.

PEARSON, Kristle Denise (1987 - 2007)
Nevada Daily Mail, Wednesday, August 29, 2007
Kristle Denise Pearson, 20, and son Cecil Leo Dobbs, 8 months, both of Richards, Mo., died Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2007. Memorial services were held Tuesday, Aug. 28. Cremation Contributions may be made to the family, courtesy of Atkinson Funeral Home, 600 West Wall Street, Harrisonville, Mo., 64701. Kristle was born May 19, 1987 in Kansas City, Mo., the daughter of Robert Dean and Michelle Denise (Drumright) Pearson. Cecil was born Nov. 27, 2006 in Fort Scott, Kan, the son of Callie J. Dobbs and Kristle Denise Pearson. Callie, Kristle and Cecil all died as a result of a car accident. Arrangements under the direction of Atkinson Funeral Home, Harrisonville, Mo.

PERKEY, Lucille W. (?? - 2008)
Kansas City Star, 8 April 2008
Perkey, Lucille W. - Lucille W. Perkey, 89, Rich Hill, MO, formerly of KCMO, passed away April 6, 2008. Celebration of Life Services 11 a.m. Thursday April 10, with visitation 7- 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Heuser Funeral Home, Rich Hill. Burial Fairview- Rider Cemetery. Memorial to the
Lucille Perkey Memorial Fund c/o Heuser F.H.

PERIMAN, Clifford (1915 - 2008)
Kansas City Star, 3 August 2008
Periman, Clifford - August 19, 1915 - July 29, 2008.  Clifford Periman, age 92, of Harlingen, Texas, passed away Tuesday, July 29, 2008, at Twin Brooks South, San Benito, Texas. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, August 5, 2008, at Vansant- Mills Chapel in Clinton with burial in Deepwater Cemetery, Deepwater, Mo. Family will receive friends one hour before the service on Tuesday at the chapel. Memorials may be made to the Shriner's Chrippled Children's Hospital, Houston, Texas, and may be left at the funeral home. Fond memories may be left online at the website www.vansant- millsfuneralhome.com. Clifford was born in Vernon County, Mo. He was an operating engineer for Local 101, Kansas City, Mo. He was a member of the Park Grove Christian Church, Lowry City, Mo., the Lowry City Masonic Lodge, the Kansas City Scottish Rite Bodies, the Ararat Shrine and the Order of Eastern Star in Harlingen, Texas. He served as mayor pro-tem for the City of Deepwater for many years. He was preceded in death by his parents, Bert and Vivian Barton Periman; five brothers, Glen, Gordon, Basil, Russell and Cecil; his first wife, Jessie Lea Periman, and two daughters, Vivian Branstetter and Jane Church Southers. He is survived by his wife, Leah, of the home; one daughter, Ginger Bailey of Clinton; one brother, Everett Periman of Nevada, Mo.; seven grandchildren; a number of great grandchildren and other relatives and friends.

PERRIN, Nancy Jane (1860 - 1957)
Services Today For Mrs. Perrin, 97 - Mrs. Nancy Jane Perrin, 97, Brownington, Mo.; died about 1:00 a.m., Sept 18, at her home there. Mrs. Perrin, always active and alert, had been blessed with excellent health, most of her life, and had never suffered illness of any consequence until recently. She had been in declining health since July, 1956, but had been about and especially enjoyed her birthday last February. For the past 14 years her son, John, had resided with her and devotedly looked after her welfare. Funeral services will be held Sept 19, at the Brownington Baptist Church. Interment will be in the Maplewood Cemetery. Nancy Jane Dempsey was born Feb. 10, 1860, near Gaines post office, east of Clinton, the youngest of nine children of George W. and Sally Barnett Dempsey, all of whom preceded her in death at advanced ages, except a brother who died at 7 years of age and one killed in the Civil War. She grew to young womanhood in the Gaines Community and on Jan. 2, 1876, married John Davis. Two children blessed this union, a son, Marion, now deceased, who some 60 years years ago was an employee of The Clinton Eye, and Mrs. Myrtie Reese of Brownington, who survives. After a short residence at Gaines the family moved to Osceola where Mr. Davis died in 1880. He had served as mail coach driver from Clinton to Warsaw and from Osceola toWarsaw. In 1882 she married Joseph N. Perrin of Osceola, and they made their home there until moving to Brownington in 1891. Four children were born to this union, two of whom preceded her in death, George in infancy and Denny, who died 14 years ago having also lived in the home, looking after his Mother's welfare. Mr. Perrin died in 1903. Surviving are the son, John of the home; and a daughter, Mrs. Bert Hendrix, Brownington. Early in life Mrs. Perrin united with the Presbyterian Church at Gaines. She was a devoted wife and Mother, always very fond of children, and through the years at various times took into; her home many young folks, relatives and friends, to reside with her until they were permanently settled in life. Warm hospitality reigned in her household, and visitors gave her great pleasure. A hobby was piecing quilts of which she had made many. At the age of 86 she and her daughter, Mrs. Reece had pieced four which Mrs. Perrin then quilted in expert fashion. Surviving, besides her son and two daughters before mentioned, are 12 grandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren and nine great-great-grandchildren. Three grandchildren and one great-grandchild preceded her in death.

PETERMAN, James Allen (1926 - 2007)
Nevada Daily Mail, Wednesday, May 30, 2007
James Allen Peterman was born Oct. 12, 1926, in Rich Hill, Mo., to Charles and Josephine Peterman, and departed this life on May 25, 2007, at the age of 80. He was a lifelong resident of the Rich Hill area. He is survived by his wife, Wanda, of 59 years; son Jerry and wife Bonnie of Lee's Summit, Mo.; son Terry and wife Sara, of Nevada; daughter Sheila and husband Jess Burrous, of Amsterdam, Mo.; son Kevin and wife Nancy, of Nevada; brother Charles and wife Beverly, of Nevada, and half-brother Louis Dungan and wife Linda, of Nevada; four grandchildren, six stepgrandchildren, four great-grandchildren and two stepgreat-grandchildren. He was an active, lifelong member of St. Bridget's Catholic Church. He served in the United States Army in World War II in the South Pacific and in Europe. He was a proud member of American Legion Post No. 67. Upon discharge he worked for Missouri Pacific Railroad and Special Lens factory in Butler. He retired from 3M in Nevada, after 11 years of service. Jim's favorite pastimes were woodworking and polishing his cars. After retirement, he and Wanda enjoyed camping in Branson and visiting local attractions. He was preceded in death by his parents and one grandson, Jonathon Peterman. Mass of Christian Burial was held at 10 a.m., today, at St. Bridget's Catholic Church, with the Rev. Joseph Powers officiating. Music was by Scott Theis and Mary Elsensohn. Casketbearers were Jeff Post, Brian Ast, Kenny Kassner, George Parker, Joe Boyes and Bob Schlyer. Interment was in Green Lawn Cemetery, Rich Hill, with military rites by Rich Hill American Legion Post No. 67.

PETERMAN, Roy Jr. (1922 - 2009)
Kansas City Star, 26 July 2009
Roy Peterman, Jr., 87, of Gladstone, Mo., died Wednesday, July 22, 2009, at his home. Private family services. Memorial contributions to the American Heart Association . Roy was born Feb. 25, 1922, in Rich Hill, Mo. He retired from Kenworth Dart. He was a member of North Cross United Methodist Church, a 50 year member of Ivanhoe Lodge #446 AF &AM, life member of 32nd degree of the Scottish Rite and the Ararat Shrine Temple of Kansas City, Mo. Roy is survived by his wife of 57 years, Barbara Weathers Peterman, of the home; daughter, Karen Maupin and son- in-law Alan; son, Dennis Peterman; and grandchildren, Emily and Gabriel Maupin and Jennifer Peterman. Arrangements: Cremation Society of Kansas & Missouri, 5561 NW Barry Rd., Kansas City, MO 64154 (816) 822-9888.

PETERS, Jack Arnold (1929 - 2007)
Nevada Daily Mail, Tuesday, August 21, 2007
Jack Arnold Peters. 78 Milo, Mo., passed away Friday, Aug. 17, at Research Hospital in Kansas City, Mo., following a lengthy illness. He was born Jan. 11, 1929, in Nevada, Mo., to John Peters and Henrietta Gaines Peters. He was married July 27, 1950 in Florence, Ariz., to Edith Edna Humbard who preceded him in death on July 9, 1994. Mr. Peters was born and raised in this area and spent virtually his entire life here. He graduated from Sheldon High School. He served in the United States Army and was in Korea from 1951 to 1953. He made his living as a farmer, retiring in 1994. Survivors include one daughter, Laura Zimmerman, Raymore, Mo.; four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, spouse and one son, Gary L. Peters-Strain. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 24, at Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada, with John Nichols officiating. Interment will follow at Newton Burial Park in Nevada. Friends may call now and until the hour of service at Ferry Funeral Home in Nevada. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Thursday evening between 7 and 8 p.m.

PETERSON, Maud Muriel (1878 - 1922)
Adrian Journal, Thursday, August 10, 1922. Submitted by Sandee Hubbard
The funeral of Mrs. Arch Peterson was held at Burdett church Monday at 3:00 o’clock, burial at Burdett cemetery. She was 44 years old and left a mother, husband, six children and nine sisters to mourn her loss.

PETTIBON, Edith A. (1922 - 2007)
Nevada Daily Mail, Saturday, September 15, 2007
Edith A. Pettibon, 85, Nevada, Mo., passed away suddenly Friday, Sept. 14, 2007, at Nevada Regional Medical Center, Nevada. She was born Aug. 6, 1922, in Nevada, Mo., to Robert Lee Chrisenbery and Mina Shaw Chrisenbery. She was married June 6, 1963, in Miami, Okla., to Robert Lee Pettibon. He preceded her in death Jan. 22, 2005. Mrs. Pettibon was born and raised in Nevada, and spent her entire life here. She was a member of the First Christian Church in Nevada. She worked for a number of years as a nurse in the Surgery Department at the Nevada City Hospital. She loved her music and played many instruments including the piano, organ, violin and accordion. Survivors include one son, Ronald "Ronny" Overman and his wife Marilyn, Sheldon, Mo.; one daughter, Frances Kay Christy, Nevada; five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; two sisters, Ena Mae Forkner, Nevada, and Imogene Nall, Belton, Mo. She was preceded in death by her parents, spouse, one daughter, Glenda Overman, three brothers, Kenneth Chrisenbery, Robert Earl Chrisenbery and Richard Chrisenbery, and one sister, Nellie Broughton. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Monday, Sept. 17, at Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada, with John Nichols officiating. Interment will follow at Newton Burial Park in Nevada. Friends may call now and until the time of service at Ferry Funeral Home. The family suggests that memorials may be made in her honor to the Nevada Senior Center, in care of the funeral home.

PETTRY, Ralph Lee (1936 - 2006)
Adrian Journal, 22 March 2006
Ralph Lee Pettry 1936-2006 -Ralph Lee Pettry, 71, Adrian, MO, died Sunday, March 19, 2006 at his home. Private family services will be held at a later date.

PETTY, William James (1917 - 2009)
Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel Inc.
William James Petty, December 20, 1917 - March 1, 2009. William's wishes were to be cremated and remembered with fond memories. There are no services. William James Petty, age 91 of Butler, Missouri died Sunday, March 1, 2009 at Bates County Memorial Hospital in Butler. He was born December 20, 1917 to William Edward and Julia Petty in Butler. William is survived by six sons, Gary Petty and wife Ruth of Gardner, Kansas, Ken Petty and wife Darlene of Oracle, Arizona, Keith Petty and wife Sheila of Winston-Salem, North Carolina, Robert Petty of Kansas City, Missouri and Paul Petty of Kansas City, Missouri; a daughter, Sharon Petty of Oracle, Arizona; one brother, John Petty and wife Peggy of Adrian, Missouri; two sisters, Irene Adams and Ann Taylor, both of Butler, Missouri; four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Esther Petty; and three brothers, Elmer, Everett and Gerald.

PHELPS, Raymond L. (1947 - 2008)
St. Clair County Courier, Friday, 11 January 2008
Raymond L. Phelps - Raymond [Billy] L. Phelps, age 60, of Rich Hill, passed away Jan. 6, 2008. He was born June 6, 1947 in
Salem, Ill., the son of William [Bill] and Betty [Wilkins] Phelps. He was preceded in death by his wife, Denise, one daughter, Jennie Phelps, one son, C.J. Ferrin and both his parents. Billy is survived by his six children, four daughters, Lavina Carter, Knox, Ind.; Mandie Phelps, Rich Hill; Billie Jo and Jimmy Mackey, Rich Hill and Eddie Phelps, Kansas City; two sons, William [Hubba] Phelps and Natasha, Montrose and Jeff Ferrin and Angel, Lowry City. Eleven grandkids and many other family friends. Memorial Services will be held Friday, Jan 11 at 2 p.m. at the Heuser Funeral Home in Rich Hill with Military Rites by the Rich Hill American Legion Post #67. The family suggests memorial contributions to the Oats Bus c/o Heuser Funeral Home.

PHILBROOK, Kenneth LeRoy (1934 - 2005)
Adrian Journal, 9 November 2005
Kenneth LeRoy Philbrook 1934 - 2005 - Kenneth LeRoy Philbrook, age 71 of Butler, Missouri died Wednesday, November 2, 2005 at Bates Country Memorial Hospital in Butler. Funeral services were Saturday, November 5, 2005 at the Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel in Butler.

PHILLIPS, Donald Russell (1946 - 2006)
Adrian Journal,10 May 2006
Donald Russell Phillips 1946-2006.  Donald "Donnie" Russell Phillips, 59, Butler, MO, died Friday, May 5, 2006 at his home. Graveside/memorial services were held Tuesday, May 9 at the Sharon Cemetery, Drexel, MO.

PHILLIPS, Infant Son (1947 - 1947)
Adrian Journal, Thursday, July 10, 1947. Submitted by Sandee Hubbard
INFANT CHILD DIES - A boy baby born to Mr. and Mrs. L. D. Phillips of the Burdette community, Tuesday, July 8, died within a short time after birth. The babe was buried in the Burdett cemetery with a service conducted by Rev. W. R. Dalton.

PHILLIPS, James L. Sr. (1933 - 1998)
From the News X-Press, Friday, July 10, 1998. Submitted by Sandee Hubbard
JAMES L. PHILLIPS, SR. - James Lee Phillips, Sr., 65, Adrian, Mo., died Thursday, Juy 2, 1998 from injuries sustained in an accident near his home. Services were held July 6 at the Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel in Butler with Elder Bill Campbell officiating. Cremation. Mr. Phillips, one of 22 children, was born June 23, 1933 in Judge Hill, Ark., to Roy and Mozel Williams Phillips. He worked at the Shrine Temple in Kansas City, Mo., before his retirement. He moved to the Altona community northeast of Adrian in 1993 where he enjoyed raising his coon dogs and hunting.
He leaves his wife Viola of the home; seven sons, Aaron Dewayne Phillips and wife Patsy Ann, Moberly, Mo., Reginald Maurice Phillips, Fredrick Laroy Phillips and fiance Rhonda Hatten, Charles Christopher Phillips and fiance Felinda Hampton, Arthur Ernest Phillips and fiance Tequilla Baskin, Marcus Lanell Phillips and fiance Marchele Harvey, and James L. Phillips, Jr., and wife Patty Ann, all of Kansas City, Mo.; three daughters, Vivian Mellisa Martin and husband Clifford, Dallas, Texas, Regina Mozel Phillips, Kansas City, Mo., and Mary Helen Harper, St. Joseph, Mich.; five brothers, Arthur Lee Phillips of Nebraska, Charles Edward Phillips of Illinois, Lee Alvin Phillips of Hawaii, Kenneth Earl Phillips and Albert Phillips, both of Tennessee; six sisters, Roberta Millbrooks, Kansas City, Mo., Ella Mae Phillips of Tennessee, Maeola Williams and Malverda Ewing, both of Iowa, and Carol Ann Phillips and Sherry Ann Phillips, both of Tennessee; 21 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and a host of nephews and nieces.

PIERSON, Martha Diane (1972 - 1972)
From the Adrian Journal, Thursday, June 1, 1972. Submitted by Sandee Hubbard
INFANT GIRL DIES MAY 20TH -  Graveside services and burial were held May 20th, 1972 at the Altona Cemetery for Martha Diane Pierson, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Pierson of RFD, Butler. She is survived by her parents, one brother, Harold, and one sister, Katie.
Services were conducted by Rev. Charles Conger, services under the direction of Atkinson-Dickey Funeral Home, Adrian.

PIPES, Alice Beatrice (1854 - 1914)
From the Adrian Journal. Submitted by Sandee Hubbard
MRS. A. L. PIPES DEAD - Mrs. A. L. Pipes died at the family home in Shawnee township, Wednesday, December 23, 1914, aged 60 years, 6 months and 14 days. Alice Beatrice Shepherd was born in Hardin county, Ky., June 9th, 1854, and grew to womanhood in the state of her nativity. On February 22nd, 1882, she was united in marriage with Alonzo L. Pipes, who with six children survives. In 1884 Mrs. Pipes united with the Christian Church and remained a consistent member of same until death claimed her.  In 1884 the Pipes family moved to Missouri, locating in Clay county, later they moved to Bates county. Mrs. Pipes was an excellent Christian lady, always courteous to those she met, and an accommodating neighbor and friend. She was held in high esteem by all who knew her. The husband and children have the sincere sympathy of a large circle of friends in their irrepable loss. Funeral services will be held some time Saturday, the hour and place has not yet been set. Burial will be made in the Altona cemetery.

PIPES, Hallie Modena (1921 - 1923)
From the Adrian Journal, Thursday, September 6, 1923. Submitted by Sandee Hubbard
DIED FROM STRYCHNINE POISONING -  Modina, the two year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Pipes, died Sunday from strychnine poisoning. The child got a box of tablets in the morning and swallowed some of them. Later the parents went to Altona to spend the day with Mrs. Googe. Soon after their arrival at the Googe home the child became violently ill. Dr. Gerald Bates was called but when he arrived the poison had progressed so far that the antidotes given were of no avail and death came soon after the Doctor’s arrival. This unfortunate affair came as a great blow to the parents and the community as well, and the parents have the sympathy of their many friends in their hour of great grief. Funeral services for Modina were held Monday afternoon and the body laid to rest in the Altona cemetery.

PIPES, Sarah E. (1849 - 1909)
From the Butler Daily Democrat, June 7, 1909. Submitted by Sandee Hubbard
MRS. SARAH PIPES DEAD - Mrs. Sarah Pipes, who has long been seriously and hopelessly ill at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Charles Baker, just south of Butler, died Saturday evening at five o’clock. She was the aunt of Lon and J. R. Pipes of this county and is survived by four sons and four daughters. Her illness has puzzled the attending doctors and upon the arrival of her two brothers, Dr. Rice of Excelsior Springs and Dr. Rice of Kearney, Sunday an examination was held to arrive at the cause of death and it was discovered that she had long suffered from cancer of the stomach. Her body was taken to Altona Monday morning where funeral services were held at 11 o’clock and the remains interred beside the body of her husband who died a year ago.

PIPPIN, James G. (1940 - 2006)
Adrian Journal, 22 February 2006
James G. Pippin 1940-2006 - Jim G. Pippin, 65, of Adrian, MO, died on February 14, 2006 at St. Joseph Hospital in Kansas City, MO. Graveside services were Saturday, February 18, 2006 at the Macedonia Cemetery.

PITMAN, Cletus Jim Riley (1917 - 2005)
Adrian Journal, 23 November 2005
Cletus Jim Riley Pitman 1917-2005 - Cletus Jim Riley Pitman, age 88, of Butler, Missouri died Thursday, November 17, 2005 at Bates County Memorial Hospital in Butler. Funeral services were Sunday, November 20, 2005 at Showengerdt Funeral Chapel in Butler, Missouri.

PITTMAN, Edra Mae
(1910 - 2005)
From the Adrian Journal, 30 November 2005
Edra Mae Pittman 1910 - 2005.  Edra Mae Pittman, age 95 of Butler, Missouri died Friday, November 18, 2005 at Medicalodge Nursing Home in Butler. Graveside services were Tuesday, November 22, 2005 at Oak Hill Cemetery in Butler.

PITTS, Verlin Franklin (1969 - 2007)
Nevada Daily Mail, Saturday, September 22, 2007
Verlin Franklin "Hooch" Pitts, 37, Bronaugh, Mo., passed away on Thursday, Sept. 20, 2007, at Nevada Regional Medical Center. He was born Oct. 3, 1969, in Nevada. Mo., to Harry Franklin Pitts and Shirley Ann Orr Pitts. Hooch grew up in Bronaugh and graduated from Bronaugh High School, in 1988. He was employed by Rickett's Grain for more than 10 years. He worked for Cullison Ground Works and was currently self-employed in backhoe and dozer work. Survivors include his parents, Harry and Shirley Pitts, of the home; paternal grandmother, Lillie Mac Pitts, Bronaugh, Mo., several aunts, uncles, cousins, and his girl friend, Kim Caldwell, of Golden City, Mo. He was preceded in death by one brother, Chester Dewey "Boo" Pitts, and grandfather, Chester Franklin Pitts. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 25, at Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada, with Bob Dickey officiating. Interment will follow in Worsley Cemetery, Bronaugh. Friends may call 12 p.m., Saturday and until the hour of service at the funeral home. Memorials may be given to the Bronaugh Fire Department in care of Ferry Funeral Home.

PITTS, William Henry (1919 - 2008)
Kansas City Star, 9 December 2008
Mr. William Henry Pitts, 89, Schell City, MO, died Sat., Dec. 6, 2008. Funeral services 11 a.m., Wed., Dec. 10, Lewis- Hoagland F.H., Schell City, MO; burial Green Lawn Cemetery, Schell City, MO. No visitation. Arr. Lewis-Hoagland Funeral Home, Schell City, MO 417-432- 3111.

PITTS, William Henry (1919 - 2008)
Eldorado Sun, Friday, 11 December 2008
William Henry Pitts, 89, Schell City, the son of Tubal Cain and Ora Adner (Simmons) Pitts, was born Aug. 23, 1919, in Schell City, and passed from this life on Saturday, Dec. 6, 2008, in the Medicalodge in Nevada. Bill attended school in Schell City and then served in the U.S. Army during WWII in Patton's Army, a member of the 6th Armored Division. After returning from the war, Bill settled in the Kansas City area where he met and married Floe Cushman on June 29, 1948. A housepainter by trade, Bill ran his own business for many years and continued that profession even after relocating back to Schell City in the mid-1990s. It was while living there that he married Ruby Cline. In Bill's spare time, he enjoyed fishing and was always interested in spreading the Word of God to those he came in contact with. Bill was preceded in death by his parents, both wives and one son, Larry Pitts. Survivors include one son, William B. Pitts - Larned, KS; one daughter, Janet Clark - Prairie Village, KS; one step-son, Charles Judd - Kansas City; one step-daughter, Virginia Stickney - Olathe, KS; one daughter-in-law, Lori Pitts - Bushong, KS; eight grandchildren, several great-grandchildren, other relatives and many friends. Services began at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 10, in the Lewis-Hoagland Funeral Home in Schell City with Rev. Terry Mosher officiating. Musical selections were Under His Wings and Great Is Thy Faithfulness. Pallbearers were family and friends. Interment with military honors were conducted at the Green Lawn Cemetery in Schell City. Arrangements were entrusted to the Lewis-Hoagland Funeral Home in Schell City.

PLAIN, Mary Frances (1945 - 2008)
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
Mary Frances Plain, 62, of Nevada, passed away Friday, June 20, 2008, at Medicalodge Care Center, in Nevada, following a lengthy illness. She was born Nov. 4, 1945, in Independence, Mo., to Frederick M. Plain and Dorothy Frances Hanners Plain. Mary grew up in Independence, Mo., and lived there until 1985. She lived in Kansas, Texas and moved to Nevada approximately five years ago. Survivors include her father and stepmother, Fred and Darlene Plain, of Independence; one son, Roger Wallace, of Independence; three grandchildren, Samantha Wallace, of Independence, Scott Wallace and Brandon Wallace, both of Grain Valley, Mo.; one great-grandson, Kaden Wallace, of Independence; one brother, Arthur Plain, Nevada; and one sister, Cheryl Lebrandt, of Easton, Kan. There are no services planned. Arrangements are under the direction of Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada.

PLAIN, Sharon Ann (1948-2008)
Drexel Star, 23 June 2008
Sharon Ann Plain (Owings) 1948-2008 - Sharon Ann Plain (Owings) was born June 9, 1948 in Kansas City, Mo. She died June 17, 2008. A graveside service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 21, 2008 at Sharon Cemetery, Drexel, Mo. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to the family.

PLAIN, Sharon Ann (1948-2008)
Mullinax Funeral Home
Sharon Ann Plain (Owings) -June 9, 1948 - June 17, 2008 - Sharon Ann Plain (Owings) was born June 9, 1948 in Kansas City, Mo. She died June 17, 2008. Sharon was raised in Drexel, Mo., attending school and graduating Drexel High School in 1966. She was a member of the Drexel Nazarene Church from 1960 and transferred her membership to the Camdenton Nazarene Church in 1996. She was married in 1970 to Ron Stevenin of LaCygne, Kan., and had two boys: Dustin of Camdenton, Mo., and Scott, of Parker, Kan. They raised their boys in LaCygne, during which time Sharon worked as a cashier at a local grocery mart, Mangolds. She and Ron later divorced, and Sharon moved to Camdenton, Mo., where she worked as a reservations specialist at Tantara Resort for the last 12 years. In September of 2007 she moved back to Parker to spend time with her son Scott. Sharon enjoyed working with flowers and could recognize and name any one she saw; she also enjoyed crocheting and knitting and above all, had a great love for Jesus Christ and her family. Sharon is survived by her sons, Dustin and his wife Alisha of Camdenton, Mo., and Scott of Parker, Kan.; four sisters, Mary Plain of Nevada, Mo., Kathy and her husband Dale Donovan of Iola, Kan., Nancy Richards and her fiance, Richard Derringer of Osawatomie, Kan., and Charlotte and her husband Bill Rommelfanger of Camdenton, Mo. She is also survived by one brother, Arthur Plain of Nevada, Mo., three grandchildren: Brody and Tia Stevenin of Parker, and Katelin Rommelfanger of Camdenton, and 11 nieces and nephews, and many, many friends. Sharon was preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Dorothy Owings of Drexel in 1983. A graveside service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 21, 2008 at Sharon Cemetery, Drexel, Mo.

POE, Michael James (1976 - 2009)
Cass County Democrat Missourian, Friday, February 27, 2009
Michael James Poe, July 2, 1976 – Feb. 21, 2009. Michael James Poe, 32, Garden City, died Feb. 21, 2009, surrounded by his family at Saint Luke’s-East in Lee’s Summit. He was born July 2, 1976, in Kansas City, the son of Danny Ray and Mary Ann (Brown) Poe. He graduated from Raytown High School. Oct. 25, 2002, he married Marcey in Independence. Mr. Poe worked for Mobility First until his illness forced him to quit. He spent many Wednesday evenings with his dad and brothers, racing his Henry J at KCIR drag strip. He loved cars. Preceding him in death were his father, Danny Poe, on April 8, 2007; and his maternal grandparents, Vernon and Helen Brown.Surviving are his wife, Marcey, and his precious son, Luke Poe, of the home; his stepson, Jeffrey Morton, Raytown; his mother, Mary Ann Poe, Garden City; his brothers, Daniel Poe, Harrisonville, Thomas Poe, Garden City, and Andrew Poe, Independence; his paternal grandparents, Ray and Mary Poe, Warsaw; and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins that adored him. Mr. Poe was kind and loving and strong and brave to the end. Casket bearers were Daniel Poe, Thomas Poe, Andrew Poe, Mike Poe, Brian Corteville and Jason Irwin. Services were Feb. 26 at the Atkinson Funeral Home in Harrisonville with Father Robert H. Stewart officiating. Burial was in the Rose Hill Cemetery, Latour, under the direction of Atkinson Funeral Home, Harrisonville.

POLAND, John Keel (1915 - 2008)
Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel Inc.
John Keel Poland - June 1, 1915 - August 19, 2008 - Funeral services for John K. Poland will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, August 23, 2008 at the Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel (660-679-6555) in Butler, Missouri. Visitation prior to services from 10 - 10:30 a.m. at the Schowengerdt Chapel. Burial, Oak Hill Cemetery, Butler. Contributions, Heartland Hospice. John Keel Poland, age 93 of Butler, Missouri died Tuesday, August 19, 2008 at Willow Lane Nursing Center in Butler. He was born June 1, 1915 to Thomas Carter and Pruda Hunter Keel in Hillsboro, Illinois. John served his country during World War II in the U.S. Army. John is survived by three sons, Gary Keel Poland and wife Donna of Paola, Kansas, John Michael "Mike" Poland and wife Patricia of Camdenton, Missouri and Dennie Dee Poland and wife Donna of Uniontown, Kansas; 8 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife Marjorie in 2005; one sister, Lucille Holcomb; and an infant brother, Tommy Poland.

POLAND, Marjorie Ellen (?? - 2005)
Adrian Journal, 14 December 2005
Marjorie Ellen Poland of Butler, Missouri died Tuesday, December 6, 2005 at St. Luke's Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri. Funeral services were 10:30 a.m. Saturday, December 10, 2005 at the Schowengerdt Funeral in Butler.

POLTER, Marion Robert (1924 - 2008)
Mullinax Funeral Home
Marion Polter, September 26, 1924 - November 25, 2008. Marion Robert Polter, 84, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2008 at Western Missouri Medical Center in Warrensburg, Mo. Marion was born on September 26, 1924, in Independence, Mo. Growing up, he lived in Boicourt, Kan, Peculiar, Lisle and Drexel, Mo. He made his home in Prairie Village, Kan. For the past year, Marion lived at the Missouri Veterans Home in Warrensburg where he received excellent love and care. Marion served honorably in the U.S. Navy during WWII aboard the USS Winged Arrow (AP-170). After the war, Marion dairy farmed for several years on his farm south of Drexel on State Line Road. He married Donna Melchert on December 16, 1950, and became a licensed barber. Marion barbered in Missouri for 55 years until he retired in 2006 at age 82. He cared a great deal about his fellow barbers and barber customers. Marion was a loving husband and father. He tenderly cared for his wife during the 35 years she suffered with rheumatoid arthritis. Marion was preceded in death by his wife of 47 years, Donna Melchert Polter; his parents, Deatherre and Amy Polter, and one brother, Raymond Polter. He is survived by two children, Gary and wife, Carol Polter, Overland Park; Ruth and husband, Donovan Gaffney, New Lancaster, Kansas; five grandchildren and one great grandchild. Marion will be greatly missed. A funeral service is scheduled for 2pm Saturday, Nov. 29 at the Mullinax Chapel in Drexel. Visitation will be from 1pm until service begins. Burial will follow in Sharon Cemetery east of Drexel. The family suggests memorial contributions to the American Heart Association or to the USO in support of armed services troops currently serving our country.

PORTER, Cornelius Lewis (1837 - 1914)
From the Bates County Democrat, April 23, 1914. Submitted by Sandee Porter
Charlotte Flashes - Thursday morning April 16th about 10 o’clock Cornelius Porter answered the final roll-call. He was born in Morgan county, Indiana, June 15th, 1873. He was married to Miss Frances Huckstep March 17, 1864. To this union nine children were born. Four were already on the other shore welcoming his coming. His widow and five children are left to mourn his untimely departure. Three boys, Ben, William and James, two girls, Mrs. Will Hughes and Mrs. Rachel Hughes. He was a soldier in the Union army 4 years, 4 months and 14 days. He moved to Bates county in October, 1871. He joined the Baptist church in 1869. His funeral was conducted at the house at 2 o’clock Wednesday by Rev. Ethalbert Hughes, and his remains were laid to rest in the Howell cemetery.

PORTER, Elizabeth F. (1845 - 1927)
From the Bates County Democrat, January 20, 1927. Submitted by Sandee Porter
Charlotte Flashes - Mrs. Neal Porter who died at her home at Merwin was buried in Howell cemetery.

PORTER, Francis P. (1849 - 1915)
From the Bates County Democrat, March 18, 1915. Submitted by Sandee Porter
Charlotte Flashes - Frank Porter was born in Illinois September 15, 1849, and died March 12th, 1915, at his home three miles northeast of Virginia. He came to Missouri in 1870 with his parents and settled near where he died. He has lived in Charlotte township ever since. Two daughters by his first wife, who died a number of years ago and his second wife, two daughters, one son and a step son survive him. His funeral was preached at the house at 2 p.m. Sunday by Rev. Stillion and his remains were laid to rest in the Howell cemetery.

PORTER, Michael (1887 - 1905)
From the Bates County Democrat, August 3, 1905. Submitted by Sandee Porter
Virginia Items - Mike Porter, the seventeen year old son of John Porter, died Sunday and was buried Monday evening in the Howell cemetery. Mike was a bright and promising young man. He taught the spring term of school in his home district and had a school engaged for the winter in Oklahoma.

PORTER, Sarah E. (1870 - 1957)
From the Bates County Democrat March 7, 1951. Submitted by Sandee Porter
Virginia Items - Mrs. Sarah Porter of Amoret passed away at the Butler hospital March 2. Funeral was at Pleasanton, Kansas, Monday, March 4 and burial at Adam Howell cemetery. Mrs. Porter lived many years north of Virginia and is well known here.
We extend sympathy to all the bereaved ones.

POSTON, Kenneth Ray (1928 - 2008)
Kansas City Star, 7 May 2008
Kenneth Ray Poston, age 80, of Butler, Mo., passed away May 5, 2008, at home. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. on Friday, May 9, at the Atkinson Funeral Home in Adrian. Burial at Crescent Hill Cemetery. No visitation. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society. (Arr.: Atkinson Funeral Home.)

POSTON, Kenneth Ray (1928 - 2008)
Adrian Journal, 16 May 2008
Kenneth Ray Poston 1928-2008 - Kenneth Ray Poston, 80, passed away Monday, May 5, 2008 at his home in Butler, MO. Funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m. Friday, May 9 at the Atkinson Funeral Home of Adrian, with Reverend Paul Burhart officiating. Burial was in Crescent Hill Cemetery. Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society in her memory. Arrangements were under the direction of the Atkinson Funeral Home of Adrian.

POSTON, Kenneth Ray (1928 - 2008)
Atkinson Funeral Home
Kenneth Ray Poston, January 17, 1928 - May 5, 2008. Kenneth Ray Poston, 80, passed away Monday, May 5, 2008 at his home in Butler, MO. Funeral services 10:00 AM Friday, May 9 at Atkinson Chapel, Adrian, MO. Burial in Crescent Hill Cemetery, Adrian. (No visitation). Contributions to American Cancer Society. Kenneth was born January 17, 1928 in Kansas City, KS, the son of Ed and Inez (Park) Holt. He grew up in Armourdale, Kansas, attending John Fisk Elementary School, Central Jr. High School and Argentine High School. Kenneth worked for over 50 years for Rock Island (Southern Pacific) Railroad. Throughout his lifetime, he enjoyed hunting and fishing and was an avid Kansas City Chiefs and KU basketball fan. He also enjoyed coaching youth sports. Kenneth was preceded in death by his parents, one brother and his wife of 44 years, Doris Jean Poston. He is survived by his son, Kenneth E. Poston and daughter-in-law, Lori Poston, Long Beach, CA; his daughter, Georgia Ann Jones, San Diego, CA; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren and his good friend, Shirley Smith.

PRAISWATER, Elizabeth Bernice (1934 - 2007)
Nevada Daily Mail, Wednesday, July 25, 2007
Elizabeth Bernice Praiswater. 72, Nevada. Mo. died Monday. July 23, 2007, at Nevada Regional Medical Center, Nevada, following a lengthy illness. She was born Nov. 28, 1934, in Butler, Mo.; to Harvey Celeil Goforth and Mary Oleta West Goforth. She was married July 2, 1953, in Butler, Mo.; to Wendell Wayne Praiswater and he preceded her in death in 1985. Mrs. Praiswater was born in Butler, and grew up in a variety of locales. After her marriage, she settled in this area and spent the remainder of her life here. She was a homemaker and a devoted mother. She was a member of Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses in Nevada. Survivors include two sons, Tim Praiswater and his wife Flo, Rocheport, Mo., Rick Praiswater and his wife Shelia. Nevada; one daughter, Cindy Cartwright and her husband Clifford Jr., Nevada; five grandchildren Mitchell Praiswater, Guifport, Miss., Brian Praiswater and Mathew Praiswatcr, both of Rocheport, Mo., Josh Praiswater and Lacy Praiswater, both of Nevada; two great-grandchildren, Garret Praiswater and Logan Praiswater, both of Gulfport, Miss.; two sisters, Joyce Blackmore, Kansas City, Kan., Barbara Ketterrnan, El Dorado Springs, Mo.; several nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives and a host of friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, spouse and one brother, Charles Goforth. Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m., Thursday, July 26, at Ferry Funeral Home in Nevada, with Stephen Zinn officiating.

PRITCHETT, Carol Sue (1951 - 2006)
Nevada Daily Mail, Sunday, August 20, 2006
Carol Sue Coonrod Pritchett, 54, Moundville, Mo., passed away Friday, Aug. 18, 2006, at Nevada Regional Medical Center, Nevada, Mo., following a lengthy illness. She was born Nov. 8, 1951, in Fort Scott, Kan., to Jack A. Coonrod and Jessie Geraldine Parker Coonrod.
Carol grew up and lived in the Bronaugh and Nevada area most of her life. She graduated from Bronaugh High School in 1969 as Valedictorian, Carol was a member of the Pleasant View Baptist Church. Garland, Kan. Survivors include her husband and companion of 29 years, Delbert L. "Pete" Pritchett, of the home in Moundville; stepchildren, Ellen Smith, Nevada, Angie Modlin and her husband, Paul, Moundville, Dale Pritchett and his wife, Lori, Nevada; grandchildren, Destiny Smith, Trey Silvola, Josh Modlin, Jeremy Modlin, Brittney Modlin, Cody Modlin, Izaac Pritchett, and Mary Pritchett; great-grandchild, Rhylee Silvola; her mother, Geraldine Coonrod, Liberal, Mo.; two brothers, Bill Coonrod, Bronaugh, and Bob Coonrod, Nevada; one sister, Margie Gazaway, Liberal; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her father in 1982. Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m., on Monday, Aug. 21, at Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada, with John Nichols officiating. Interment will follow in Moore Cemetery, Nevada.

PRUDEN, Dorothy Belle (1929 - 2005)
Adrian Journal, 27 October 2005
Dorothy Belle Pruden 1929 - 2005 - Dorothy Belle Pruden, 76, Butler, MO, passed away on October23, 2005 at the Bates County Memorial Hospital. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, October 29, 2005 at the Underwood-Brandtonies Funeral Home, with a visitation starting at 10:00 a.m.

PRUDEN, Homer "Gene" (1922 - 2009)
Atkinson Funeral Home
Homer "Gene" Pruden, February 25, 1922 - March 4, 2009. Homer "Gene" Pruden, 87, Adrian, MO, died Wednesday, March 4, 2009 at his home. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, March 6, 2009 at the Atkinson Chapel in Adrian. Burial will be in Crescent Hill Cemetery, Adrian. Friends may call from 1:00-2:00 p.m. Friday at the chapel. Memorial contributions may be made to the Adrian Library.

PRYOR, Margery B. (1923 - 2006)
Nevada Daily Mail, Tuesday, August 15, 2006
Margery B. (Rinehart) Pryor, 83, of Praire Village, Kan., formerly of Higginsville, Mo., passed away Friday, Aug. 11, 2006, at Arbors Woods of Overland Park. Margery was born July 13, 1923, in Vernon County, Mo., to Loren and Faye (Cline) Rinehart. She retired as a clerk with the Internal Revenue Services after 18 years of service. She was a member of the Women's Club of Odessa, Mo., and the Battlefield Piecemakers Quilt Guild of Lexington, Mo. Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Doyle and Alison Pryor of New York, N.Y.; a daughter and son-in-law, Gayla and Jon Voss of Prairie Village, Kan.; sister, Maxine Robertson of Richards, Mo.; four grandsons, Matthew Pryor and his wife Christine Kosirog of Lawrence, Kan., Christopher Pryor of Portland, Ore., Geoffrey and Gregory Voss both of Prairie Village; and two great-grandchilren, Lilly and Elliott Pryor. She was preceded in death by her husband, Vernon F. Pryor in 2003. Funeral services will be at 12 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 16, at D.W. Newcomer's Sons, Floral Hills Chapel. Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 11 a.m., to Noon, Wednesday at the chapel.

PULLIAM, Aubrey Lloyd (1915 - 2008)
Adrian Journal, 16 May 2008 
Aubrey Lloyd Pulliam 1915-2008 - Aubrey Lloyd Pulliam, 92, of Lee’s Summit, Missouri, died Friday, May 9, 2008 at the Pleasant Hill Health and Rehabilitation Center in Pleasant Hill, Missouri. Funeral services were held Monday, May 12, 2008 at the Atkinson Chapel, Adrian, MO, officiated by Rev. Bob Maffitt, United Methodist Church, Adrian. Burial was in Crescent Hill Cemetery, Adrian. Contributions may be made to Crescent Hill Cemetery, Adrian.

PULLIAM, Aubrey Lloyd (1915 - 2008)
Atkinson Funeral Home
Aubrey Lloyd Pulliam, August 10, 1915 - May 9, 2008. Aubrey Lloyd Pulliam, 92, of Lee’s Summit, Missouri, died Friday, May 9, 2008 at the Pleasant Hill Health and Rehabilitation Center in Pleasant Hill, Missouri. Funeral services 1:30 PM Monday, May 12, 2008 at the Atkinson Chapel, Adrian, MO with visitation from 1:00-1:30. Burial in Crescent Hill Cemetery, Adrian. Contributions may be made to Crescent Hill Cemetery, Adrian.
Aubrey was born August 10, 1915, near Adrian, Missouri, the son of James Simeon and Ethel (Roberts) Pulliam. In his youth he joined the Adrian Methodist Church. Aubrey attended Mingo School and completed eighth grade at this rural school in Bates County. He graduated from Adrian High School in 1932, where he was a member of Future Farmers of America. He received the American Farmer Degree from FFA in 1934 at its seventh convention in Kansas City. Aubrey graduated from the University of Missouri in 1938 with a Bachelor of Science degree, majoring in agriculture. In 1949, he received a Masters of Arts degree in social science from the University Of Illinois. His Doctor of Education degree was earned in 1956 from Michigan State University with a major in social foundations of education and a minor in anthropology and sociology. Aubrey also studied social sciences at the University of Copenhagen in Denmark and did post-doctoral study in anthropology at the University of Oregon. In 1938, Aubrey took a job with Equitable Life Assurance Society and lived in Iowa. He was drafted into the Armed Forces in April 1945 and served in the Air Force. He was honorably discharged in December, 1945 at the close of WW II. In March of 1946, he took a position with the Oregon State Agricultural Extension Service at Oregon State University. In 1947, he became a County Extension Agent in Linn County, Oregon. Aubrey taught at Knox College, MacMurray College, Eastern Illinois University, Defiance College and at California State Polytechnic College. In the 1970’s, Aubrey came back to his roots in Adrian, Missouri, to operate the family farm, and in the 1990’s, he moved to Columbia, Missouri, and in 2007 back to western Missouri. Aubrey loved to read, study and write. He enjoyed MU football and basketball. Aubrey was preceded in death by his parents, James and Ethel Pulliam. He is survived by a sister, Mildred Otto; a nephew, James C. Otto and wife, Evelyn; great-nephew, Brian Otto and wife, Jessica; great-niece, Carla Thomas and husband, Jonathan; great-great-nephews, Joseph and Braeden Thomas and great-great-niece, Makayla Otto.

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