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SAGE, Alice Lorene (1933 - 2008)
Adrian Journal, Friday, 17 October 2008
Alice Lorene Sage 1933-2008 - Alice Lorene Sage, age 75 of Murray, Kentucky, passed away Thursday, October 9, 2008 at her home after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Funeral services were 10 a.m. Tuesday, October 14, 2008 at the Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel (660-679-6555) in Butler. Burial, Scott Cemetery, Amsterdam, Missouri.

SAGE, Alice Lorene (1933 - 2008)
Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel Inc.
Alice Lorene Sage, January 29, 1933 - October 9, 2008 - Funeral services for Alice Lorene Sage will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, October 14, 2008 at the Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel (660-679-6555) in Butler, Missouri with Pastor J. C. Beckner officiating. Visitation, 7 - 8 p.m. Monday, October 13 at the Chapel. Burial, Scott Cemetery, Amsterdam, Missouri. Contributions, Local Humane Society. Alice Lorene Sage, age 75 of Murray, Kentucky, passed away Thursday, October 9, 2008 at her home after a long and courageous battle with cancer. She was born January 29, 1933 to George Washington Stambaugh and Charlotte Emily Ferry McKee in Merwin, Missouri. Alice graduated from high school at Amsterdam, Missouri and from college at Warrensburg, Missouri. She married Harold L. Sage on July 31, 1955 after his return from the armed forces in Korea. They were blessed with three children, Randall, Patrick and Pamela. Alice taught school in Missouri, Illinois and South Carolina. She loved animals and enjoyed volunteer work for S.P.C.A. (Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals). Alice trusted Christ as her Savior at an early age. She served willingly in her church for many years. She was a loving and caring wife, mother, daughter, sister and friend. Alice was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, Richard, Bill and Preston McKee; and two sisters, Fern Allen and Pauline Polson. She will be missed by her husband, Harold Sage of the home; sons Randall Sage and wife Karen of Bolingbrook, Illinois and Patrick Sage of St. Joseph, Missouri; a daughter, Pamela Sage of Millbrook, Alabama; a brother, Charles McKee and wife Sally of Kansas City, Missouri; two sisters, Bernice Stewart of Andalusia, Illinois and Frances Hockett of Raymore, Missouri and many relatives and friends.

SANTAW, Raymond Donald (?? - 2007)
Nevada Daily Mail, Wednesday, October 17, 2007
Raymond Donald Santaw, 84, of Nevada, passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2007, following a lengthy illness.
Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m., on Thursday, Oct. 18, at Moore Cemetery, Nevada. Friends may call now until 1:30 p.m. on Thursday at Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada.

SASS, Elmer William (1911 - 2008)
Ferry Funeral Home, 11 July 2008
Elmer William Sass, 97, Nevada, MO, passed away on Friday, July 11, 2008, at Barone Alzheimer Care Center in Nevada following a lengthy illness. He was born March 8, 1911, in Bloomington, IL, to Ernest A. Sass and Emily Marie Ploeger Sass. He married Clara Edwards on March 8, 1946, in Ft. Scott, KS, and she preceded him in death on May 2, 2001. Elmer was born and raised in Illinois but grew up in Kendall, KS. He moved to this area as a young man and spent the remainder of his life here. He served in the U. S. Army during WW II in Germany. Elmer made his living as a farmer and also worked at W. F. Norman Corporation. He was a member of the Church of Christ in Nevada. Survivors include two daughters, Sharon Moyer and Hazel Lawson, both of Nevada, MO; three grandchildren, Sherry Leo, Nevada, MO, Leona Bastow, Kosovo, and Miranda Lawson, Nevada, MO; two great-grandchildren, Tyson Leo and Hailie Leo, both of Nevada, MO, and one brother, Art Sass, Kansas City, MO. He was preceded in death by his wife Clara and one sister, Elsie Thornburg. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 15, 2008, at the Church of Christ in Nevada, MO, with Pastor Bill Platt officiating. Interment will follow in Newton Burial Park, Nevada, MO. Friends may call now and until the hour of service and the family receives friends from 7-8:00 p.m. on Monday evening, July 14, 2008, at Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada, MO.

SAVORY, Jeana Patterson (1970 - 2005)
Adrian Journal, 17 August 2005
Jeana Patterson Savory 1970-2005  - Jeana Patterson Savory, 35, Adrian, MO died Monday, August 8, 2005 at the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, TX. Services were held Friday, August 12, 2005, 10:00 a.m. at the Cleveland Baptist Church in Cleveland, MO. Burial was in the Glenwild Cemetery.

SAYLOR, Joseph William  (1936 - 2006)
Nevada Daily Mail, Wednesday, 6 September 2006
Joseph William Saylor, 70, Sheldon, Mo., died Monday, Sept. 4, 2006, due to a tractor accident. He was born July 15, 1936, in Quincy, Ill., to Gilbert E. Saylor and Lillian V. Wardlow Saylor. He married Ann Darting on Oct. 27,1991, in Sheldon, and she survives of the home.
Joseph grew up and went to school in Quincy. He joined the U.S. Marines at age 17 and served for three years. He worked for more than 30 years for the Missouri Conservation Department and retired as assistant area manager of the upper Missouri wildlife area in the state of Missouri. He retired in 1991 and has lived in Sheldon the past 15 years. Joseph was a member of the Sheldon Baptist Church and the NRA. Survivors in addition to his wife Ann Darting Saylor; one son, Joseph A. Saylor, Sheldon; two daughters, Pamela Ann Saylor, Kansas City, Mo., and Deborah K. Saylor, Sioux Falls, S.D.; 13 grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; his mother, Lillian V. Saylor, Quincy; and one brother, Allen Saylor, St. Louis, Mo. He was preceded in death by his father and one brother, Gilbert Saylor. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m., on Friday, Sept. 8, at the Sheldon Baptist Church, Sheldon. Interment will follow in Sheldon Cemetery, Sheldon. Friends may call now and until 8 p.m., on Thursday at Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada.

SCHELLMAN, Adelaide  (1909 - 2008)
Hill & Son Funeral Home, LLC
Adelaide Schellman, August 31, 1909 - December 19, 2008.
Alma Adelaide Schellman, 99, was born August 31, 1909 in the Pleasant Gap, Missouri Township. She was the daughter of Edward and Alma (Hirschi) Hirni. Adelaide passed away quietly at Appleton City Manor Nursing Home in Appleton City, Missouri on December 19, 2008. Almost all of Adelaide’s life was spent in Prairie City, Missouri. She attended Rockville Elementary and High School where she graduated Valedictorian of her class in 1926. Adelaide and August “Shelly” Schellman were united in marriage September 2, 1929 in Butler, Missouri. The Schellman’s were blessed with three children. They lived on a farm near Prairie City where she was contented being a farmer’s wife and a mother. Milking brought her great pleasure and she also enjoyed raising flowers and crocheting gifts for her family. She liked baseball and was an avid St. Louis Cardinals and Kansas City Royals fan. Adelaide cherished the time spent with her family and especially her many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. She was a modest woman who enjoyed the peace and solitude of rural life. She preferred to be quiet and reserved rather than the center of attention. Mrs. Schellman was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Prairie City and had belonged to the Ladies Aid for many years. Preceding Adelaide in death were her parents, her husband, a daughter Joan Schellman, a brother Troy Hirni, two sisters Ruby Watson and Evelyn Schapeler, a grandson Rodney Bracher and a daughter-in-law Fran Schellman. Survivors include a daughter Sandra and husband Leroy Bracher and a son Dane Schellman all of Rockville, Missouri, a brother Leroy Hirni of Anacortes, Washington, a sister-in-law Norma Hirni of Holden, Missouri, seven grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, two step-great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren. SERVICE Zion Lutheran Church in Prairie City, Missouri on Monday, December 22, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. Minister - Pastor Johannes Brann. Interment - Zion Lutheran Cemetery in Prairie City, Missouri. Memorials - Zion Lutheran Church or Personal Choice.

SCHENKER, Elva Katherine (1918 - 2007)
Hill & Son Funeral Home, Appleton City, Mo.
Elva Katherine Schenker, daughter of Earnest and Crystabell (Money) Wainwright, was born January 18, 1918 in Butler, Missouri. She departed this life December 24, 2007 at Appleton City Manor Nursing Home in Appleton City, Missouri at 89 years of age. Katherine was raised in Taberville, Missouri and spent most of her life in the Rockville, Missouri area. She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Prairie City, Missouri where she had attended faithfully. Cecil Schenker and Katherine were united in marriage February 19, 1939 and to this union five children were born. Mrs. Schenker was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. Caring for her family was of the utmost importance to her throughout her life. She enjoyed sewing and painting, and was always willing to lend a helping hand to anyone who needed it.  Preceding Katherine in death were her parents, her husband, two children Charlotte and Rex Schenker, and a brother Billy Wainwright.  Survivors include three children: Bill Schenker and wife Karen of Oswego, Kansas, Kay Werling of Independence, Missouri and Wayne Schenker and wife Lois of Rockville, Missouri, a daughter-in-law Starr Marshall of Rockville, Missouri, eleven grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandson, and many nieces and nephews.
Service: Zion Lutheran Church in Prairie City, Missourion Friday, December 28, 2007 at 10:30 a.m.  Minister: Pastor Daniel Mackey.  Visitation: Hill & Son Funeral Home in Appleton City, Missouri on Thursday, December 27, 2007 between 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.  Interment: Zion Lutheran Cemetery in Prairie City, Missouri.  Memorials: Zion Lutheran Church or Evelyn Brown Laney Hospice. 

SCHILLER, Charles (1870 - 1930)
From the Bates County Democrat September 18, 1930. Submitted by Sandee Hubbard
Died Suddenly - Chas. Schiller, aged 58 years, died suddenly while at work in a field on the Stanfill farm in Elkhart township Wednesday afternoon. Mr. Schiller with several other men, were engaged in cutting corn. He became violently ill and within a few minutes was dead. Dr. C. M. Rice of this city, county coroner, was called and after learning the particulars decided an inquest was unnecessary. Mr. Schiller was born February 14, 1872. For some time past he had been a resident of Elkhart township. Surviving him are his wife and four children, all of the home. Mr. Schiller was a brother of John Schiller who was sentenced to the penitentiary in Bates county circuit court at the May term after he had entered a plea of guilty to choking his wife to death in their rooms in this city.

SCHLUETER, Roger George (1938 - 2005)
Adrian Journal, 31 August 2005
Roger George Schlueter 1938-2005  - Roger George Schlueter, age 67 of Rich Hill, Missouri died Tuesday, August 23, 2005 at Bates County Memorial Hospital in Butler, Missouri. Funeral services were Saturday, August 27, 2005 at the Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel in Butler with Pastor Marvin Jamison officiating.

SCHMEHL, Carol (1948 - 1981)
From the Headliner January 29, 1981. Submitted by Sandee Hubbard
Carol Schmehl - Carol Earlene Schmehl, 32, Route 1, Amoret, died January 25, 1981, at Lake Side Hospital in Kansas City. She was born March 20, 1948, to Earl Park and Juanita May Wymer Schmehl. She was an auditor for the Milgram Company in Kansas City. Survivors include her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Earl Schmehl of Amoret; a twin sister, Lorene Joyce Schmehl of Kansas City;’ two brothers, Larry Gene Schmehl of Amoret, and Oscar Park Schmehl of Adrian. Funeral services were at 2 p.m., January 28, at the Mangold Chapel in Amsterdam with Rev. Don Hicks officiating. Burial was in Adam Howell Cemetery.

SCHMEHL, Earl Parks (1916 - 2002)
From the news-Xpress Friday, June 14, 2002. Submitted by Sandee Hubbard
Earl Parks Schmehl - Earl Parks Schmehl, 86, Amoret, Mo., died Friday, June 7, 2002 at Bates County Memorial Hospital in Butler, MO.
Memorial graveside services were June 10 at the Adam Howell Cemetery near Virginia, Mo., with the Rev. Pat McGuire officiating. Arrangements by the Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel, Butler. Memorial contributions may be made to the Virginia Mission Church. Mr. Schmehl was born March 11, 1916 in St. Louis, Mo. He was adopted by Thomas and Deana Bolhken Schmehl from an orphanage in St. Louis at the age of 2. The family belonged to the Lutheran Church. In the late 193-s he traveled around the United States working different jobs. Returning to the farm, he married Juanita May Wymer on March 11, 1942 on his 27th birthday. They were married 58 years. To this union four children were born. During World War II Mr. Schmehl served in the U. S. Army. In 1951, he bought 10 acres three miles north of Virginia, Mo., and built a home to raise his family. He was a union carpenter and worked in the Kansas City area until he retired. He leaves two sons, Oscar Schmehl and wife Jennifer, Butler, and Larry Schmehl of Amoret; a daughter, Lorene Schmehl, Amoret; a granddaughter, Katie Schmehl, Butler; a brother-in-law, Roy Wymer and wife Dorothy, Lenexa, Kan.; a cousin, Eulela Matthews and husband Clyde, Amoret; and several other cousins, nephews and nieces. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; a daughter, Carol Schmehl; and a grandson, John Scheer.

SCHMEHL, Juanita May (1922 - 2000)
From the news-Xpress Friday June 30, 2000. Submitted by Sandee Hubbard
Juanita M. Schmehl - Juanita May Schmehl, 77, rural Amoret, Mo., died in her sleep Thursday, June 22, 2000 at her home. Graveside services were June 24 at the Adam Howell Cemetery, rural Amoret with Ms. Pat McGuire officiating. Arrangements by Mangold Funeral Home, Amsterdam, Mo.
Mrs. Schmehl was born July 16, 1922 in Bates County, Mo., to Emmett and Nora White Wymer. She married Earl Schmehl on March 11, 1942 on Mr. Schmehl’s birthday. To this union four children were born, twins Lorene and Larry and Carol and Oscar. She was a homemaker and enjoyed being a wife, mother and grandmother. She loved the quiet and simple life. She was a member of the Zion Lutheran Church in Amoret. She leaves her husband of the home; two sons, Larry Schmehl of the home and Oscar Schmehl and wife Jennifer, Butler Mo.; a daughter, Lorene Schmehl of the home; a brother, LeeRoy Wymer and wife Dorothy and a sister, Ruby Hutchens; and a granddaughter, Katie Schmehl. She was preceded in death by her parents, a daughter, Carol Schmehl, a grandson, John Scheer two brothers, Bob Wymer and wife Irene, Albert Wymer and wife Margaret; three sisters, Mildred Wymer, Opal Grotz and husband Charles and Irene Larkey and husband Manley.

SCHNOEBELEN, Adrian A.  (1923 - 2006)
St. Clair County Courier, 30 June 2006
Adrian A. Schnoebelen, eldest child of Roland A. and Laura C. Putthoff Schoebelen, was born September 26, 1923, on a farm east of Montrose. He departed this life on June 9, 2006, at 82 years of age. Adrian received his education at St. Mary’s Catholic School and Montrose High School, graduating in 1942. In 1958 he was united in marriage with Roberta Vannoy Blaylock. They bought the farm where he was born and made their home there until 1977 when the moved in Montrose. Adrian enjoyed his gardening and caring for his flowers. Mr. Schnoebelen was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife, Roberta of the home; one brother, Roland Schnoebelen, Montrose; three sisters, Jane Vogel and Beatrice Cole both of Kansas City and Ruther Rotert of Montrose. Funeral mass was at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Montrose, Monday, June 12. Officiant was Father Ed Oen. Music selections were “Amazing Grace,” “Be Not Afraid,” “On Eagles Wings,” “Prayer of St. Francis” and “Song of Farewell” by the Immaculate Conception Adult Choir with Aileene Mayer accompanying as Organist. Readers were Donna Bauerle and Phyllis Gardener. Gift bearers were Roger Rotert and Kevin Rotert. Casketbearers were Eddie Boden, Way Boden, Anthony Lesmeister, Loyd Snethen, Mark Seaters and Norman Jurgensmeyer. Interment was in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Montrose. Memorial may be made to St. Mary’s School, Montrose.

SCHROCK, Donna Mae (1950 - 2005)
Adrian Journal, 1 August 2005
Donna Mae Schrock 1950-2005 -- Donna Mae Schrock, 55, of Amsterdam, Missouri, died Thursday, July 21, 2005 at the Bates County Memorial Hospital after a long battle with cancer. Services were held Monday, July 25, 10:00 a.m. at the Wilson & Son Funeral Home in Drexel, Missouri. Burial was in Glenwild Cemetary, Cleveland, Missouri.

SCHROCK, Philip R. (1947 - 2005)
Adrian Journal, 14 September 2005
Philip R. Schrock 1947-2005 - Philip R. Schrock, 58, of Amsterdam, Missouri, died Tuesday, September 6, 2005, at Bates County Memorial Hospital in Butler, Missouri. Services were held Friday, September 9 at 11 a.m. at the Wilson & Son Funeral Home in Drexel, Missouri.

SCISM, Jearl G. (1942 - 2007)
Nevada Daily Mail, Tuesday, November 20, 2007
Jearl G. Scism - Jearl G. Scisum, age 65 of Nevada, died on Friday, Nov. 16, 2007, at the Nevada Regional Medical Center following a sudden illness. He was born on Feb, 7, 1942, in Nevada to Ray Edward Scism and Nancy M. Biby Scism. On June 10, 1978 he was married to Betty L. Cummins in Nevada and she survives of the home. Jearl was a lifelong resident of Nevada and went to Nevada Schools. Jearl worked in construction for a number of years out of Kansas City and was a member of the Local No. 663 Heavy & Highway Union. He has owned and operated Jearl's Nevada Radiator for the past 30 years. Jearl was a member of the First Baptist Church and BPO Elks No. 564 in Nevada. Survivors in addition to his wife Betty, include four sons, Bob Cummins and his wife Geneva of Nevada, Sean Scism and his wife Carol of Gainesville, Fla., Jearl Brent Scism, Gainesville, Fla., and Jim Scism; granddaughter, Andria "Andy" Cummins, Gravette, Ark.; two sisters Shirley Fae Bear and husband Ralph, Shawnee, Kan., and Sandra Sue Clark and husband Frank, Dalgren, Ill.; four brothers, Dale E. Scism and wife Nancy, Nevada, Hearl L. Scism, Nevada, Ray Dean Scism and wife LuCreta, Nevada, and Larry G. Scism and wife Robin, Nevada, and numerous nieces, nephews, and a host of friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, two sons, Kelly Scism and Danny Cummins, two brothers, Kenneth D. Scism and an infant brother, Gale DeWayne Scism, Two sisters, Margaret Rae Harless and Beverly Kay Swait. Funeral Services will be held at 1:30 p.m., on Wednesday, Nov. 21, at the First Baptist Church, Nevada with Dr. Will Cox and Ray Dean Scism officiating. Interment will follow in the Olive Branch Cemetery. Friends may call from now until 10 a.m., today at Ferry Funeral Home and the family will received friends from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., on Tuesday evening at the funeral home.

SCOTT, Edward (1838 - 1923)
Adrian Journal, Thursday, January 25, 1923. Submitted by Sandee Hubbard
EDWARD SCOTT DEAD - Edward Scott died at his home in East Boone township, Wednesday, January 17th, 1923; aged 83 years, 1 month and 1 day. Edward Scott was born near Greenfield, Greer county, Illinois, December 16, 1838 the son of …..and Lucinda Scott. His parents were pioneer settlers in that state. Mr. Scott was united in marriage with Miss Frances Edwards, December 16, 1861. To this union were born four children, all of whom are living; viz:  Benjamin Scott, of Merwin, Nevora A. Carson, of Chicago, Ill., LeRoy Scott, of Drexel, and Mrs. Lulu b. Ashbaugh, of Adrian. Three grandchildren, Veda, Jewell and Bonnie Scott, also survive him. Mr. Scott was the second child in a family of nine children, four of whom preceded him in death. Mr. Scott united with the Christian church in Illinois in his early manhood, with his wife, who preceded him in death March 4th 1916. Mr. Scott enlisted as a soldier in the Civil war and saw much hard service in his country’s cause and was ever loyal to the principles of our government. In his early life he followed the carpenter’s trade and in that capacity superintended the building of a number of railway bridges. He came to Missouri many years ago, first locating on a farm near Rich Hill. Forty-six years ago he located on the farm where he died. During the last years of his life he was in very feeble health and was given the tenderest care by his son Roy and wife, with whom he made his home. Mr. Scott was a kind and loving father, an obliging neighbor and a good citizen. Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon, conducted by Rev. W. S. Hood. Burial was made in the Burdett cemetery.

SCOTT, Ellen Marie (1954 - 1980)
From the Headliner October 16, 1980. Submitted by Sandee Hubbard
Ellen Marie Scott - Mrs. Ellen Marie Hubbard Scott, 26, Rich Hill, died October 7 at the University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, Ks.
She was born in Paola, Ks. on October 10, 1954 to Cecil A. and A. Corrine Ellis Hubbard. On June 17, 1974 she married Robert W. Scott at the Virginia Methodist Church. She had lived in Bates County for 24 years, moving to Rich Hill in 1978. Survivors include her husband Robert of the home, two daughters, Angela Christina Scott and Shaunna Michelle Scott, both of the home; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Cecil A. Hubbard of Butler, and two brothers, Gary E. Hubbard of Kansas City and John D. Hubbard of Rich Hill. Private services were held at 2 p.m. October 9 at the Booth-Flexsenhar Funeral Home, Rich Hill, with the Rev. Paul Patterson officiating. Cremation followed, with interment in the Adam Howell Cemetery, north of Virginia.  Booth-Flexsenhar Funeral Home, Rich Hill, was in charge of arrangements.

SCOTT, Frances Ellen (1842 - 1916)
Adrian Journal, Thursday, March 9, 1916. Submitted by Sandee Hubbard
MRS. ED SCOTT DEAD - Mrs. Ed Scott died at the Scott home, two miles northwest of Burdett, last Saturday; aged 74 years, 2 months and 4 days. Mrs. Scott was born in Macoupin county, Illinois, Jany. 1st, 1862. Her mother died when she was a small child and her father went to the gold fields of California. She and a sister were cared for by an aunt. She was married to Edward Scott December 16, 1861. To this union four children were born, two sons and two daughters. Ben Scott and Mrs. Lula Ashbaugh live in Bates county. Mrs. Vora Carson, in Chicago, and Roy Scott, in Wyoming. Funeral was held from the Burdett church Sunday afternoon.

SCOTT, Orville Theodore (1921 - 2007)
Nevada Daily Mail, Saturday, August 11, 2007
Orville Theodore "Scotty" Scott, 86, of Nevada, died Friday Aug. 10, 2007, in El Dorado Springs, following a lengthy illness. Mr. Scott was born Jan. 12, 1921, in Carrolton, Mo. to Albert Scott and Ida Jane Burkhart Scott. Mr. Scott grew up in Nevada and served in the U.S. Army during World War II in the Aleutian Islands. Following the service, he returned to this area and worked at a number of jobs, including the Nevada State Hospital, retiring there in 1983. He was a member of the Elks Lodge for 54 years. He was also a member of the Nevada Seventh Day Adventist Church. Mr. Scott is survived by his wife, Louise, of the home, two daughters, Marsha Sharp, El Dorado Springs and Debbie Brendlinger, Nevada, four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one son, Orville Wayne Scott and by a twin sister, Elizabeth Gaddy. Graveside services will be held on Monday Aug. 13, at 10 a.m., at Newton Burial Park, Nevada. Friends may call now and until 9:30 a.m. Monday at Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada.

SCOTTEN, Angela Kay (1957 - 2007)
Nevada Daily Mail, Saturday, August 4, 2007
Angela Kay Scotten, 50, the daughter of William Everett and Anna Elizabeth (Hillier) Bailey, was born March 27, 1957, in Nevada, and passed from this life at 4:50 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2007, at KU Medical Center. Angela attended school in Schell City, one of the graduates of the class of 1975. Angela's education continued through most of her life, having received a bachelor's degree from Pittsburg State Universtiy, in Pittsburg, Kan., then attaining her Master's Degree at the University of Missouri in Columbia, Mo. in Community Mental Health Services. She also attained her nurse practitioner's licensure in the State of Kansas. She not only worked as a practicing nurse, but was also the nursing ndministrator for Heartland Hospital in Nevada, serving in that position for five of the 10 years that she was employed there. Most recently, she had taught psychiatric nursing for eight years at Pittsburg State University. On Sept. 20, 1976, Angela was united in marriage to David Garwood, and to their union two sons were born. She was later married to Richard Scotten on April 13, 1990, in the Bell Chapel in Harrison, Ark., and with this marriage gained two more wonderful sons. Angela was a member of the Harwood Baptist Church, in which she was very active. She was also known to be a very accomplished piano player, and enjoyed canning, making jelly, and especially playing with her grandchildren. Survivors include her husband Dick of the home in Walker, four sons, Clayton Garwood, and Brandon Garwood, both of Walker; Carl Scotten and his wife Donna of Stillwell, Kan.; and Doug Scotten and his wife Shelly of Osage Beach, Mo.; her father, Bill Bailey of Schell City; her sister, Bonnie Blakely and her husband Junior, also of Schell City; three grandchildren, Blake Garwood, and Hannah and Alaina Scotten; several neices, nephews, other relatives, and many friends. Angela was preceeded in death by her loving mother, Anna. Funeral services for Angela Kay Scotten were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 4, at the Harwood Baptist Church with Mark Harvey officiating. Musical selections were provided by Diane Eslinger and Sharon Goodman. Pallbearers were Clayton Garwood, Brandon Garwood, Carl Scotten, and Doug Scotten. Interment was in the Green Mound Cemetery in Harwood, Mo. Memorials are suggested to the Fair Haven Park in care of the Lewis-Hoagland Funeral Home in Schell City, whom were entrusted with Mrs. Scotten's funeral arrangements.

SECHREST, Trudy A. (1946 - 2008)
Cass County Democrat Misourian, June 20, 2008
Trudy A. Sechrest, April 28, 1946 - June 11, 2008 - Trudy Anne Sechrest, 62, Archie, died June 11, 2008. She was born April 28, 1946, in Kansas City, the daughter of Alfred and Gertrude (Shukert) Haase. Memorial services were June 17 at the United Methodist Church, Adrian, with inurnment in Crescent Hill Cemetery, Adrian, under the direction of Atkinson Funeral Home, Adrian.

SECHREST, Trudy Anne (1946 - 2008)
from Adrian Journal, June 19, 2008
Obituaries - Trudy Anne Sechrest - Trudy Anne Sechrest, 62, Archie, MO, died Wednesday, June 11, 2008 at St. Joseph Medical Center, Kansas City, MO. Memorial services were held Tuesday, June 17, 2:00 p.m. at the Adrian United Methodist Church. Cremation with inurnment in the Crescent Hill Cemetery. Contributions may be made to the Adrian United Methodist Church. Services were under the direction of the Atkinson Funeral Home of Adrian.

SECHREST, Trudy Anne (1946 - 2008)
Atkinson Funeral Home
Trudy Anne Sechrest, (April 28, 1946 - June 11, 2008) - Trudy Anne Sechrest, 62, Archie, MO, died Wednesday, June 11, 2008 at St. Joseph Medical Center, Kansas City, MO. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 PM on Tuesday, June 17 at Adrian United Methodist Church. Trudy was born April 28, 1946 in Kansas City, MO, the daughter of Alfred and Gertrude (Shukert) Haase. Trudy is survived by her husband, Stanley, Archie, MO; two stepdaughters, Lisa Gillespie and Angela Burkhart, both of Harrisonville, MO; her mother, Gertrude Haase, Raytown, MO; one sister, Charlene Berry and her husband, Charles, Lee's Summit, MO and six grandchildren.

SEELEY, Elmer E.  (1869 - 1939)
Adrian Journal, Submitted by Sandee Hubbard
Elmer E. Sheely Dead - Elmer E. Sheely, pioneer resident of the Burdett community, died at his home west of Burdett, Tuesday, October 31, 1939. His age was 78 years, 8 months and 14 days. Elmer Elsworth Sheely was born and grew to manhood in Minnesota. As a young man he came to Bates county and on February 6,1889 was united in marriage to Miss Nannie Ashbaugh. To this union two children were born, a son dying in infancy and a daughter, Mrs. Fern Riley surviving. He also is survived by the widow. With exception of two years spent in Washington, Mr. Sheely had lived in the Burdett neighborhood for 50 years. Funeral services for Mr. Sheely were held from the Burdett Baptist church, Tuesday, November 2. Burial was made in the Burdett cemetery.

SEELEY, Harold Eugene (?? - 2005)
Adrian Journal, 13 April 2005
Harold Eugene Seeley -- Age 87 of Rattan, Oklahoma, formerly of Butler, MO, died Sunday April, 3, 2005. Funeral Services were held Tuesday, April 5, 2005

SEELEY, Myrtle Irene "Tiny" (1912 - 2006)
The Adrian Journal, 22 February 2006
Myrtle Irene "Tiny" Seeley 1912-2006 - Myrtle Irene "Tiny" Seeley, 93, of Butler, MO died Friday, February 17, 2006 at Willow Lane Nursing Center in Butler. Funeral services were Tuesday, February 21, 2006 a the Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel in Butler.

SEELINGER, Charles Raynor (1939 - 2008)
Adrian Journal
Obituaries - Charles Raynor Seelinger 1939-2008 - Charles Raynor Seelinger, age 68, formerly of Butler and Adrian, died Thursday, May 15, 2008 at this home in San Diego, California. A memorial service will be held June 14 in San Diego. In lieu of flowers the family suggests contributions be made to the American Lung Association.

SEWARD, Elmer Floyd (1919 - 2008)
Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel Inc.
Elmer Floyd Seward, August 10, 1919 - December 20, 2008. Funeral services for Elmer Seward will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, December 23, 2008 at Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel in Butler with Brother Bill Perkey officiating. Visitation, 1-2 pm Tuesday, prior to services at Schowengerdt Chapel. Burial, Oak Hill Cemetery, Butler. Contributions, American Heart Association. Elmer Floyd Seward, age 89 of Butler, Missouri died Saturday, December 20, 2008 at Willow Lane Nursing Center in Butler. He was born August 10, 1919 to John Thomas and Bitha Lou Wilson Seward in Butler. Elmer is survived by three sons, Larry Seward of Atlantic, Iowa, Steve Seward and Jeff Seward and wife Wendy, all of Butler, Missouri; two daughters, Brenda Darr and husband William Sr. of Butler, Missouri and Ellen Rutledge and husband John of Kingsville, Missouri; two sisters, Rosy May Dever of Sheridan, Wyoming and Marie Bartlett of Butler, Missouri; and 14 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife Patsy in 2005; three brothers, Archie Thomas, Orville Earnest and John Jr.; and two sisters, Mamie Snider and Beulah Mae Seward.

SEWARD, Patsy L. Yocum (1940 - 2005)
Adrian Journal, 3 August 2005
Patsy L. Yocum Seward 1940-2005 --Patsy L. Yocum Seward, age 65, Butler, MO, died Sunday, July 31, 2005 at St. Luke's Hospital in Kansas City, MO. She was born January 18, 1940 to Leonard Blane and Doris Marie Hood Yocum in Rich Hill, MO. Funeral services were held 2 p.m. Wednesday, August 3 at the Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel in Butler with Elder Ron Smith officiating. Burial in Oak Hill Cemetary, Butler, MO.

SHAFFER, Mildred Louise (1919 - 2005)
Adrian Journal, 27 October 2005
Mildred Shaffer 1919 - 2005 - Mildred Louise Kauffman Shaffer died August 18, 2005 at Antelope Valley Hospital, Lancaster, California. Graveside memorial services were held at 1:00 p.m. Thursday October 27, 2005 at West Point Cemetery, rural Amsterdam, Missouri.

SHANKS, Eldon E. (1942 - 2008)
Mullinax Funeral Home
Eldon Errol Shanks, April 7, 1942 - May 19, 2008 - Eldon Errol Shanks, 66 of Drexel, Missouri, passed away Monday, May 19, 2008 at his home surrounded by members of his family. Errol was born April 7, 1942, in the Amarugia Lake area in the same home where his mother was born, to parents George M. and Christine Marie (Shipley) Shanks. He graduated from the Drexel R-IV school district, and married Cecilia Jonelle James on August 13, 1961. Errol worked in the glass manufacturing industry for AFG in Spring Hill, Kansas. Errol was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Dana L. Shanks and Jay G. Shanks. He is survived by his wife Jonelle, of the home; his children, Richard E. Shanks and wife Sonia of Leavenworth, Kansas, Deborah M. Baker and husband Gene of Marshfield, Missouri, and Ronald D. Shanks and wife Amy of Eudora, Kansas. Errol is also survived by two sisters, Donna Rivers of Columbia, Missouri, and Deanna Armstrong of Springfield, Missouri. He is also survived by his grandchildren: Spc. Joseph Mikeal Baker and wife Tonya, who are the parents of Errol's great-grandson, Landen Mikeal Baker. Additional grandchildren are Sarah Marie Baker, Emilee Janeen Baker, Jonathan Errol Baker, Hannah Michelle Baker, Timothy James Baker, Andrea Dawn Shanks, Alexis Nicole Shanks, Eldon Kyle Shanks, Kolbi Jessica Shanks, and Kyra Jenelle Shanks. Errol also leaves behind numerous cousins, aunts, uncles, and friends. As per Errol's wishes, cremation has taken place. A family visitation will be from noon to 1pm Friday, May 23, 2008 at Mullinax Funeral Home chapel in Drexel. A memorial service will be at 1pm with the Rev. Jason Carman officiating. Inurnment will follow in Sharon Cemetery, and a gathering for family and friends will be immediately afterward at the Community Building in Drexel. The family suggests memorial contributions to Southern Care Hospice, which may be left in care of the funeral home.

SHANNON, Delmar W. (1909 - 2008)
Kansas City Star, 12 July 2008
Shannon, Delmar W. (Bill)  - Delmar W. (Bill) Shannon, 98, longtime Platte County resident, passed away Thursday, July 10, 2008, at the North Kansas City Hospital. Bill was born August 6, 1909, in Drexel, Mo., to the parents of William Jefferson and Margaret Shannon. He attended a rural grade school near Drexel. Bill was employed by TWA in Kansas City for 35 years before retiring in 1973. Bill was a 50-year member of the Swope Park Masonic Lodge # 617 A.F. & A.M. and a member of the Platte Woods United Methodist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and three sisters. Survivors include his wife Veva Salley of the home; two sons, John H. Atkins and wife Holley of Platte County, Thomas G. Atkins and wife Elena of Liberty; one daughter, Susan L. Johnston and husband Jim of Platte County; seven grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. on Monday, July 14, 2008, at the Meyers Funeral Chapel, Parkville, Mo., with Rev. Tim Brooks officiating. Interment will follow in the Rockville Cemetery, Drexel, Mo. The family will receive friends for one hour prior to the services at the funeral home. Condolences and memories of Bill may be shared with the family online at the website www.meyersfuneralchapel.com. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Meyers Funeral Chapel Northland, 401 Main St., Parkville, MO 64152, at (816) 741- 0251.

SHANNON, Dora Lee (1988 - 2008)
Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel Inc.
Dora Lee Shannon (May 22, 1988 - August 1, 2008) - Funeral services for Dora Lee Shannon will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, August 5, 2008 at Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel (660-679-6555) in Butler, Missouri. Visitation will be Monday evening from 6-8 pm at Schowengerdt Chapel. Burial, West Point Cemetery, Amsterdam, Missouri. Contributions, Children's Miracle Network. Dora Lee Shannon, age 20 of Butler, Missouri died Friday, August 1, 2008 in Butler. She was born May 22, 1988 to Douglas Lee and Lea Ann Long Shannon in Kansas City, Kansas. Dora Lee is survived by her father, Doug Shannon and wife Debbie of Drexel, Missouri; her mother, Lea Ann Shannon and fiance Mark Cox of Butler, Missouri; a brother, Jake Shannon of Butler, Missouri; two sisters, Bailey Shannon of Butler, Missouri and Rosie Shepard and husband Matt of Pensacola, Florida; two stepbrothers, Kyle Smith of Carthage, Missouri and Matthew Smith of Joplin, Missouri; two stepsisters, Megan Smith and Jesse Smith of Drexel, Missouri; paternal grandparents, Denny and Delores Shannon of Drexel, Missouri; paternal great-grandparents Harvey and Jean Addleman of Adrian, Missouri; maternal grandparents, Lee Roy and Bonnie Long of Butler, Missouri; two uncles, Matt Shannon and wife Christian of Adrian, Missouri and Scott Long and wife Becky of Butler, Missouri; and an aunt, Delora Fritts and husband Kelly of Drexel, Missouri. She was preceded in death by her twin sister, Chelsea Ann Shannon; maternal great-grandparents, Tim and Dollie Downing and Roy and Rose Long; and paternal great-grandparents Damon and Wilma Shannon.

SHANNON, Larry Dean (1939 - 2008)
Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel Inc.
Larry Damon Shannon, April 16, 1939 - September 19, 2008. Funeral services for Larry D. Shannon will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, September 23, 2008 at the Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel in Butler, Missouri with Pastor Steve Koberlein officiating. Visitation, 6 - 8 p.m. Monday at the Schowengerdt Chapel. Burial, West Point Cemetery, Amsterdam, Missouri. Contributions, Kansas City Hospice House, West Point Cemetery, Merwin Christian Church or West Line Christian Church.Larry Damon Shannon, age 69 of Cleveland, Missouri died Friday, September 19, 2008 at Kansas City Hospice House in Kansas City, Missouri as the result of a stroke. He was born April 16, 1939 to Glen Damon and Doris Mae Trued Shannon in Merwin, Missouri. Larry served in the U.S. Army. He was formerly President of Citizens Bank and was currently serving as Chairman of the Board. Larry is survived by his wife, Jean Shannon of the home; a son, Randy Shannon and wife Lisa of Drexel, Missouri; two daughters, Kelli Koberlein and husband Steve of Lawrence, Kansas and Angela Blume and husband Kevin of Louisburg, Kansas; two brothers, Dennis Shannon and wife Delores of Drexel, Missouri and C. J. Shannon and wife Teresa of Amsterdam, Missouri;five grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; and 2 great-grandchildren.

SHEELY, Elmer E. Seeley (1869 - 1939)
Adrian Journal, Submitted by Sandee Hubbard
Elmer E. Sheely Dead - Elmer E. Sheely, pioneer resident of the Burdett community, died at his home west of Burdett, Tuesday, October 31, 1939. His age was 78 years, 8 months and 14 days. Elmer Elsworth Sheely was born and grew to manhood in Minnesota. As a young man he came to Bates county and on February 6,1889 was united in marriage to Miss Nannie Ashbaugh. To this union two children were born, a son dying in infancy and a daughter, Mrs. Fern Riley surviving. He also is survived by the widow. With exception of two years spent in Washington, Mr. Sheely had lived in the Burdett neighborhood for 50 years. Funeral services for Mr. Sheely were held from the Burdett Baptist church, Tuesday, November 2. Burial was made in the Burdett cemetery.

SHEETS, Bessie Mildred (1909 - 2005)
Adrian Journal, 17 August 2005
Bessie Mildred "Betty" Sheets 1909-2005 - Bessie Mildred "Betty" Sheets, age 95 of Butler, Missouri died Thursday, August 11, 2005 at Willow Lane Nursing Center in Butler. Graveside services were Saturday, August 13, 2005 at the Zion Cemetery in Truxton, Missouri with Rev. Ed Powlishta officiating.

SHEPPARD, Jerry Cole (1980 - 2008)
Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel Inc.
Jeremy Cole Sheppard, June 2, 1980 - June 12, 2008 - Funeral services for Jeremy Sheppard will be 11 a.m. Monday, June 16, 2008 at Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel (660-679-6555) in Butler, Missouri with Pastor Dave Rizer officiating. Cremation to follow services. Visitation prior to services, 10 - 11 a.m. Monday at the Schowengerdt Chapel. Contributions, Pathways Mental Health. Jeremy Cole Sheppard, age 28 of Amsterdam, Missouri, died Thursday, June 12, 2008 at Bates County Memorial Hospital in Butler, Missouri. He was born June 2, 1980 to Michael Wayne and Robby Ann Premer Sheppard in Butler. Jeremy is survived by his parents, Mike and Robby Sheppard of Amsterdam, Missouri; one sister, Jayme Watson and husband Shelton of Warrensburg, Missouri; his fiance, Mellenie Estes and her son, C. J. Hatton of Amsterdam, Missouri; his daughter, Cadence Sheppard of Amsterdam, Missouri; and his paternal grandmother, Annetta Sheppard of Clinton, Missouri. He was preceded in death by his sister, Lindy Sheppard.

SHERRICK, Frank Ola (1920 - 2007)
Nevada Daily Mail, Saturday, October 6, 2007
Frank Ola Sherrick, age 87, of Nevada, passed away on Thursday, Oct. 4, 2007, at his home, following a lengthy illness. Frank was born June 20, 1920, in Moundville, Mo., to Thomas Alpha Sherrick and Alice Rebecca Greer Sherrick Rutherford. On Dec. 25, 1940, he married Daisy Mae Matthews, in Lamar, Mo., who preceded him in death on March 31, 2006. Frank worked as an interior, exterior house painters contractors for 59 years. He was a member of the 203rd Houn Dawg Regiment of World War II. Frank was an avid fisherman and an excellent marksman who enjoyed hunting. Survivors include his daughter, Mary L. Werst and her husband Floyd, Nevada, Mo.; two sons, Thomas A. Sherrick and his wife Diana, Port St. Lucie, Fla., and Frank E. "Bub" Sherrick, Nevada, Mo.; two grandchildren, Lisa Nicewaner and her husband, Sean, Liberty, Mo., and Shawn Werst and his wife Chanda, Strafford, Mo.; two great-grandchildren, Paige Nicewaner and Gavon Worst, and many nieces and nephews. In addition to his wife Daisy, he was preceded in death by both parents; two brothers, Jewel and Bev Sherrick; and seven sisters, Dollie George, Gertrude Wysong, Hazel Cole, Letha Ammann, Nona Pasiey, twin sister, GraceMarschang, and Jennie Lou Kane. Committal services will be held at 10:30 a.m., on Tuesday, Oct, 9, at Newton Burial. Park, Nevada, Mo., with Pastor Mike Satterlee officiating. Friends may call now and until 10 a.m., on Tuesday at Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada, Mo.

SHIDELER, Rusty Gene (1955 - 2005)
Adrian Journal, 17 August 2005
Rusty Gene Shideler 1955-2005  - Rusty Gene Shideler, age 49 of Butler, Missouri died Friday, August 5, 005 at his home. Memorial services were held Wednesday, August 10, 2005 at Fontana Park in Fontana, Kansas.

SHIELDS, Roy Eugene (1937 - 2007)
Nevada Daily Mail, Tuesday, October 23, 2007
Roy Eugene Shields, 69, Moundville, passed away on Sunday, Oct. 21, 2007, near Osceola, Mo., due to a boating accident. He was born Oct. 24, 1937, in Vernon County, Mo., to Leroy Shields and Waneta May Shieids. Gene married Joann Milburn on Jan. 18, 1963, in Miami, Okla., and she survives of the home. Gene loved fishing with his fishing buddies over in the river at Osceola. He caught the fish, filleted them, and then had a big fish fry. He also loved just giving the fish away to friends. Gene owned and operated Sheldon Grain and Feed for 15 years and raised cattle all his life. He loved his farm and his cattle and took excellent care of both. He loved his border collie, Sam, that rode on his four-wheeler with, him to check cows and whatever. He also had a little dachshund, Maggie, which he truly spoiled. Gene attended Pine Street Baptist Church in Nevada. He also enjoyed eating breakfast with the breakfast bunch on Saturday mornings when he could. You could count on him to help neighbors in the hayfield, just as they helped him. Survivors in addition to his wife Joann of 44 years include, two daughters, Cindy Hollinger, Lee's Summit, Mo., and Camie Schulze and her husband Kerry, Moundville; five grandchildren, Brittany Hollinger and Hilary Hollinger, both of Lees Summit, Justin Schulze, Carly Schulze and Kelsey Schulze, all of Moundville; two great-grandchildren, Danion and Adalyn Hoilinger, both of Lees Summit; one sister, Argie Hickman and her husband Bill, Deerfield; one sister-in-law and her husband, Bonnie and Dale Pracht. Shreveport, La.; one brother-in-law and his wife, Walter and Jean Milburn, Grain Valley, Mo.; many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Louetta Yount and Margie Adams, and one granddaughter, Krista Schulze. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m., on Thursday, Oct. 25, at Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada, with the Rev. Chad Bailey officiating. Internment will follow in Moore Cemetery, Nevada. Friends may call now and until the hour of service and the family receives friends 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday evening, Oct. 24, at the funeral home. Those who wish may contribute in his memory to the American Cancer Society in care of Ferry Funeral Home.

SHIPPY, Sidney Warren
(1949 - 2006)
Adrian Journal, 2 March 2006
Sheriff Sidney "Sid" Warren Shippy 1949-2006
Sheriff Sidney "Sid" Warren Shippy, age 57, of Butler, MO died Friday, February 17, 2006 at the Mayo Clinic, Saint Mary's Hospital in Rochester, Minnesota of complications from a heart and kidney transplant. Funeral services were 2 p.m. Friday, February 24, 2006 at the Butler High School in Butler, MO.

SHOUSE, OPAL HANNAH (1909 - 2001)
Rich Hill Mining Review, Jan. 25, 2001, Page 3, column 1-2. Submitted by Karen Foreman
Deaths - Opal H. Shouse. Opal Hannah Shouse, 91, of Prescott, Kan., formerly of this area, passed away Wednesday afternoon, Jan. 10, 2001, at Countryview Nursing Home, Prescott, Kan., following a lengthy illness. She was born July 16, 1909, in Helena, Okla., to Samuel Wayne Hill and Bessie Ethridge Hill. She married Raymond Chester Shouse on Aug. 3, 1929, in Nevada. He preceded her in death on March 22, 1996. Opal was born in Oklahoma and moved to the Taberville area as a child and resided in this area the rest of her life. She was a member of the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church. She was a homemaker and an avid floral gardener. Survivors include two sons, Cecil and Eddie Shouse, of Rich Hill; one daughter, Kay Henley, Nevada; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and one sister, Lorene Davis, Humansville. She was preceded in death by one daughter, Bonnie May Shouse. Funeral services were Saturday, Jan. 13, at 11 a.m., at Ferry Funeral Home with Rev. Jay Borders officiating. Interment was in Pleasant Grove Cemetery under the direction of Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada. Memorials are suggested to Countryview Nursing Home, Prescott, Kan., in care of Ferry Funeral Home.

SHOUSE, Wayne Haskell (1929 - 2008)
El Dorado Sun, Friday, 24 October 2008
Wayne Haskell Shouse, 79, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2008, at his home near Schell City, after a long illness. He was born to Roy Haskell Shouse and Bessie Violet Hill Shouse on the family farm in the rural Schell City area on Feb. 14, 1929. Wayne was united in marriage to Ruby Phyllis Williams on May 31, 1952. To this union eight children were born. Wayne retired from Ford Motor Company in Claycomo, in 1974. They moved back to the family farm where Wayne enjoyed fox, coon, rabbit and deer hunting, raising cattle and quarter horses. He enjoyed spending time with his kids and grandkids and great-granddaughters. He was a member of Pape Christian Church. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him. Wayne is survived by his wife, Phyllis, of the home; his children – David and Gail – Blue Springs, Mark – Schell City, Kathy Swopes – Springfield, Guy and Dee – El Dorado Springs, Kevin – Collins, Karen – Springfield, Scott – El Dorado Springs, Kris and Lindell Marshall – Schell City; his father-in-law, Raymond Williams – El Dorado Springs; nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Services were held Saturday, Oct. 18, at the Hackleman Chapel with Brother Howard McPeak officiating. Burial followed in Pleasant Grove Cemetery under the direction of Bland-Hackleman Funeral Home. Pallbearers were – Matt Shouse, Nathan Shouse, Justin Shouse, Kent Shouse, Lee Shouse, Eric Swopes and Josh Heiserman.

SHREWBURY, Judy (?? - 2008)
Nevada Daily Mail, Thursday, September 4, 2008
Judy Shrewbury, 63, of Pittsburg, died, Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2008, in Pittsburg. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Friday, Sept. 5, at Grubbs-Loyd Funeral home, in Gilmer, Texas. Interment will be at 4 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 6, at Moore Cemetery, in Nevada. Arrangements are under the direction of Grubbs-Loyd Funeral home. in Gilmer, Texas.

SIMMERMAN, William E. (1985 - 2007)
St. Clair County Courier, 7 December 2007
William E. (Bill) Simmerman, 22, of Pleasant Hill, was born Saturday, March 9, 1985 in Kansas City, the son of Bradley Eugene and the late Chris Duffey Simmerman. He departed this life Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2007 at Children's Mercy Hospital in Kansas City. William was a 2003 graduate of Clinton High School. He had been a cook at the Raymore Dairy Queen for the last several years. He was a member of the Pleasant Hill First Baptist Church. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. He was a member of the Jeff Gordon and Kenny Chesney fan clubs. He loved scary movies and country music. He was preceded in death by his mother and paternal grandfather Ted Simmerman. He is survived by his father Brad and wife Jenyfer of Clinton; four sisters Brianne Collins of Sweet Springs, Savannah Collins of Hollister, Courtney Collins and Shanyn Simmerman of Clinton; paternal grandmother Sue Simmerman of the home; paternal step-grandmother Eileen Simmerman of Alverado, Texas; maternal grandparents, Gary and Rosie Duffey of Blue Springs and Lynn and Larry Cook of Pleasant Hill; paternal great-grandmother Norine Simmerman of Independence; several aunts and uncles; other relatives and many friends. Funeral services were held Monday, Dec. 3, 2007, at the funeral home. Pastor Wyatt Shanks officiated. Burial was in the Pleasant Hill cemetery. Casket bearers were Ron Hoover, Jerry Knox, Mitchell Phillips, Chad Smotherman, Chuck Stewart, and John Valentine.

SIMPSON, Frances Maxine (1921 - 2006)
Ferry Funeral Home
Frances Maxine Simpson, 85, Nevada, MO, passed away Tuesday, September 19, 2006 at St. Luke’s Hospital, Kansas City, MO, following a brief illness. She was born February 14, 1921 in Lucerne, MO, to William Thomas “Button” Young and Josie Newell Young. She was married in 1937 in Nevada, MO, to James Godfrey Hartzfeld and he died August 27, 1972. She then married Thomas M. Simpson November 17, 1977 in Butler, MO. He died December 16, 2004. Mrs. Simpson came to Vernon County at a young age. She was raised and went to school in Bronaugh, MO. She worked for Key Work Clothes in Nevada, MO, for 25 years until her retirement. She was known for her quilting of over 300 quilts. Mrs. Simpson was a Methodist. Survivors include, three grandchildren, Jim Hartzfeld and wife Jan, Atlanta, GA, Kim McNeley and husband David, Kansas City, MO and Kendall Hartzfeld, Nevada, MO; four great-grandchildren, Grant McNeley, Jillian Hartzfeld, Carlin McNeley and Kenneth Hartzfeld; one daughter-in-law, Nola Hartzfeld; along with numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, both of her husbands, one son, Kenneth Ray Hartzfeld, and two brothers, Kenneth Young and George Young. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, September 23, 2006, at Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada, MO with Rev. Ralph Clark officiating. Interment will follow at Newton Burial Park in Nevada, MO.

SIMPSON, George W. (1854 - 1932)
From the Adrian Journal, Thursday, June 9, 1932. Submitted by Sandee Hubbard
GEORGE W. SIMPSON DEAD - George Washington Simpson died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Lina Crabtree, near Altona, June 1, 1932; aged 78 years, 3 months and 20 days. Mr. Simpson was born in Kentucky, February 21, 1854. In 1875 he united in marriage with Sallie Inabrit. To this union six children were born, all preceded him in death except Mrs. Crabtree. His wife preceded him in death in 1889. Besides his daughter he is survived by five grandchildren. He was converted in early life and united with the Methodist Church in Illinois, later he united with the Baptist Church and died in that faith. He was a kind and loving husband, father and friend. Funeral services for Mr. Simpson were held Thursday afternoon, June 2, from the Altona Baptist church, and were conducted by the Rev. Geo. M. Hansford, pastor of the Adrian Methodist Church. Interment was made in the Altona cemetery by Creath & Six, funeral directors.

SIX, Jesse D. (1872 - 1906)
Adrian Journal, Thursday, August 10, 1906. Submitted by Sandee Hubbard
JESSE D. SIX DEAD - Jesse D. Six died at his home in Adrian, Friday night, August 3rd, 1906, after a lingering illness of tuberculosis; aged 33 years and 11 months. Deceased was born in Newton Co., Arkansas, September 3rd, 1872, his parents moved to Bates county, Mo., when Jesse was a small boy and he grew to manhood in this county. He was united in marriage with Alice A. Hunt January 1st, 1896, his wife died Sept. 30th, 1899, leaving one son aged 1 year. Few men endured more of affliction than Jesse Six. Shortly after his wife died he was stricken with disease and lingered for months and in fact never regained his vigor. He was always an obliging and courteous gentleman, industrious and honest. A son, mother, brother and sister are left to mourn his death and in their great affliction they have the deep sympathy of a wide circle of friends. Funeral services were held from the home Sunday morning, conducted by Rev. George Carter and the body buried in the Burdett cemetery.

SIX, Louise Melvina (1840 - 1929)
Adrian Journal, Thursday, December 5, 1929. Submitted by Sandee Hubbard
MRS. SIX OBITUARY - Louise Melvina Harris was born September 29, 1840, in Warren county Indiana. She departed from this life November 26, 1929 at Fort Scott Kansas, at the age of 89 years, 1 month and 28 days. She was united in marriage with Jesse David Six on July 7, 1851, in West Lebanon, Warren county, Indiana. Of their marriage seven children were born, of which two survive. The family came to Bates county, Missouri in the early seventies, and settled near Burdett, where Mr. Six died February 9, 1883. A few years later Mrs. Six left her home near Burdett to make her home with her children, and for twenty years made her home with her daughter, but owning to her daughter’s poor health, her son has looked after their mother for the last five years. Mrs. Six was a member of the Friends Church of Edgewood. The services were held at the home of her daughter in East Boone township, burial was made in the Burdett cemetery. Surviving are her two children, D. W. Six of Bush City, Kansas and Mrs. J. E. Hunt of Adrian, three grandchildren, C. A. C. Six of Adrian, O. W. Hunt of Ponca City, Okla., and Mrs. B. M. Robinson of Kansas City, two great grandchildren, Geo. Jesse Six and Donald Morris Robinson.

SKOFF, Charles (?? - 2009)
Kansas City Star, 4 January 2009
Charles Skoff, age 82, of Rich Hill, Mo., formerly of Kansas City, Mo., passed away January 2, 2009, at his home. He was a retired General Motors employee. He was very active in Boy Scouts and a member of the Tribe of Mic-O-Say. Funeral services will be held Monday, January 5, at 11 a.m. at the Heuser Funeral Home, Rich Hill, with burial and military rites in the Greenlawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends 3-5 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. The family suggests memorial contributions to the Kern Senior Center in c/o Heuser Funeral Home, Box 42, Rich Hill, Mo. Charlie is survived by his loving wife, Ruth; four daughters, Diana Smith and husband Bob, Cathy Evert, Debra Ratty and husband Bill, Susan Jones and husband Paul; grandchildren Amy Brady and husband Bob and great grandchildren Blake and Hannah Brady, Mark Woods and wife Sara, Jeff Smith and wife Allison, Jennifer Day and husband Rodney and great grandchildren Trent, Tyler and Will Day, and one stepsister, Dorothy Mount. Charlie was preceded in death by one daughter, Lori Tourtillott in September of 1998.

SMILEY, Dennis Allen (1956 - 2006)
Adrian Journal, 26 January 2006
Dennis Allen Smiley 1956 - 2006. Dennis Allen Smiley, 49, Archie, MO, died Monday, January 23, 2006 at his home. Funeral services will be Friday, January 27, at the Atkinson Chapel in Archie, MO.

SMILEY, Vona Nadine (?? - 2009)
Kansas City Star, 30 January 2009
Vona Nadine Smiley, 79, Woodstock Ga., formerly of Adrian, Mo., died Thursday, January 29, 2009, at her home. Services 10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 3, Atkinson Funeral Chapel, Adrian (816) 380- 3268. Visitation 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 2, at the funeral home. Burial Crescent Hill Cemetery.

SMITH, Bertie (1944 - 2008)
Kansas City Star, 27 July 2008
Bertie Smith, 63, Butler, Mo., died July 25, 2008. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Tues., July 29 at Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel (660-679-6555) Butler, Mo. Visitation 6-8 p.m. Monday at the Chapel. Burial in Smith Cemetery, Butler. Memorial contributions to Double Branch Christian Church.

SMITH, Bertie Mae (1944 - 2008)
Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel Inc.
Bertie Mae Smith, November 26, 1944 - July 25, 2008. Funeral services for Bertie Smith will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 29, 2008 at Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel (660-679-6555) in Butler, Missouri with Brother Bill Perkey officiating. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Monday evening, Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel. Burial, Smith Cemetery, Butler. Contributions, Double Branch Christian Church. Bertie Mae Smith, age 63 of Butler, Missouri died Friday, July 25, 2008 at Specialty Hospital of Mid America in Overland Park, Kansas. She was born November 26, 1944 to Carl and Cleo Reynolds Mott in Blairstown, Missouri. Bertie is survived by her husband, Wayne Smith of Butler, Missouri; one son, Mike Wheeler of Mound City, Kansas; two daughters, Cynthia Lynn Francy of Eudora, Kansas and Lisa LeeAnne Weise and husband J. Patrick of Mesa, Arizona; three stepsons, Jerry Gray of Tonitown, Arkansas, Randy Smith and wife Beth of Lee's Summit, Missouri and Douglas Alan Smith and wife Stacey of Greenwood, Missouri; a stepdaughter, Tami Soncrant and husband David of Jefferson City, Missouri; adopted daughter, Karen Oliphant of Pleasant Hill, Missouri; two brothers, John Mott and wife Julie of Adrian, Missouri and Bob Mott and wife Dorlene of Peculiar, Missouri; three sisters, Wilma Herndon and husband Bill of Butler, Missouri, Juaneita Johnson and husband Larry of Warsaw, Missouri and Geneva Springer and husband Wayne of Harrisonville, Missouri; 17 grandchildren; and two great-grandsons. She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, LeRoy and Gene; and an infant brother.

SMITH, Betty Jean (1925 - 2009)
Betty Jean Smith, December 21, 1925 - July 12, 2009. Betty Jean Smith, 83, Adrian, Missouri departed this life Sunday, July 12, 2009 at the Medicalodge of Butler, Missouri. Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, July 15, 2009 at the Dickey Funeral Home, Garden City, Missouri with burial in the Dayton Cemetery near Garden City. Family will receive friends from 7:00 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 14, 2009 at the funeral home. Facts: Born: December 21, 1925. Place of Birth: Osceola, Missouri. Death: July 12, 2009. Place of Death: Butler, Missouri. Survived By:
LaDonna Diller, Harrisonville, Missouri, Daughter. Gary D. Smith and wife Margaret, Crescent, Oklahoma, Son. 11, Grandchildren. 15, Great-grandchildren. Wilmer Wheeler, Ottawa, Kansas, Brother.

SMITH, Carl (1932 - 2008)
Cass County Democrat Missourian, 27 March 2008
Carl Smith, Jan. 24, 1932 - March 18, 2008. Carl Smith, 76, Adrian, died March 18, 2008. He was born Jan. 24, 1932, in Boston, Ark., the son of Orval and Helen (Yates) Smith. Graveside services were March 22 at the Crescent Hill Cemetery, Adrian, under the direction of Atkinson Funeral Home, Adrian.

SMITH, Cecil  (1921 - 2009)
Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel Inc.
Cecil Smith, June 6, 1921 - March 9, 2009. Funeral services for Cecil Smith will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 11, 2009 at Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel (660-679-6555) in Butler, Missouri with Brother Bill Perkey officiating. Visitation, 1-2 p.m. Wednesday prior to services at Schowengerdt Chapel. Cremation to follow services. Inurnment, Oak Hill Cemetery, Butler. Contributions, Shoe Bank or Charity of Choice. Warren Cecil Smith, age 87 of Butler, Missouri died Monday, March 9, 2009 at Bates County Memorial Hospital in Butler. He was born June 6, 1921 to Enie Ruhl Sr. and Polina Jane Dennison Smith in Butler. Cecil is survived by his wife, Viola "Vi" Smith of Butler, Missouri; two nieces, Jan Rutledge Spalding and husband Allen of Ponca City, Oklahoma and Diane Miller and husband Steve of California, Missouri; a nephew, Steve Smith of Parkville, Missouri; a sister-in-law, Pansy Smith of Butler, Missouri; a great-nephew, Taylor Smith; three great-nieces, Megan Padow, Lisa Miller and Amy Connell. He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Junior and Francis; a 2 sisters-in-law, Margery Rutledge and Eloise Smith; and a nephew, Michael Rutledge.

SMITH, Cheryl A.  (1947 - 2009)
Mullinax Funeral Home
Cheryl A. Smith,  November 17, 1947 - March 30, 2009.  Cheryl A. Smith, 61, passed away Monday, March 30, 2009 at her home near Drexel. As Cheryl's wishes, cremation has been accorded and no public services are planned.

SMITH, Christina Niggley (1869 - 1944)
Christina Niggley was born March 3, 1869 in Montrose, Missouri and spent her early girlhood there, living in the home of her grandfather and grandmother Wally. On December 8,1889 she was married to Albert Smith, also of Montrose, Missouri. They continued to live in that town for a while, later moving to a farm in Bates County, where they resided for many years. After an illness over a long period of time, she was released
from her suffering on June 28, 1944. She leaves to morns her passing away the husband , Albert Smith, her companion of over fifty years, two daughters, Mrs. Maggie Davis, Rich Hill, Missouri, Mrs. Della Robinson, Kansas City, Kansas, five sons Clark Smith, Butler, Missouri, Joe Smith, Adrian, Missouri, Roy Smith, Kansas City, Kansas, Woody Smith, Independence, Missouri, Robert Smith, Butler, Missouri and a number of grandchildren. A son, Ellis Smith passed away in 1939, and a daughter, Christina Davis in 1931. Funeral services were conducted at Culver Underwood Funeral Parlors, Butler, Missouri. After the service her sons and a grandson reverently carried their beloved Mother and Grandmother to her last resting place in beautiful Oak Hill Cemetery, Butler, Missouri.

SMITH, David Leroy (1917 - 2007)
Nevada Daily Mail, Saturday, August 11, 2007
David Leroy "Roy" Smith, 90, Nevada, passed away on Friday, Aug. 10, 2007, at Nevada Regional Medical Center He was born Aug. 8, 1917, in Missouri to Abner Smith and Della Pope Smith. Roy was known for his lawn care around town. He is survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2007, at Moore Cemetery, Nevada, with John Nichols officiating. Friends may call now and until 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada.

SMITH, Edna Blanche (1913 - 2004)
Ferry Funeral Home
Edna Blanche Phillips Smith, 91, formerly of Bronaugh, MO, died Thursday, August 26, 2004 at Moore-Few Care Center, Nevada, MO. She was born January 11, 1913 to George Amos Phillips and Fannie Shaddok Phillips. She was united in marriage to Ralph “Smitty” Smith on February 25, 1933 in Ft. Scott, KS. He preceded her in death on April 5, 1998. They had celebrated 66 years of marriage.Edna was born near Hume, MO, and was a lifelong resident of this area, living in Hume, Metz, and later Bronaugh. She was the oldest of seven children, attended Brush College Country School to the fifth grade when she was needed at home to care for an ailing stepmother and six siblings. For 23 years she worked with her husband at the Metz School as custodian as well as at the Metz Bank. She later did paper hanging, cleaning, and childcare in the Metz area. She attended the Metz Christian Church. In 1983 Mrs. Smith left Metz moving to Bronaugh to be nearer her family. Survivors include one daughter, Opal Wycoff of Moundville, MO; three sons, Ralph “Bud” Smith of Colorado, Philip Smith, Ft. Scott, KS, Donald Smith, Bronaugh, MO, 17 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren; one brother, William “Bill” Phillips, Monroe, WA, and several nieces, nephews, and relatives. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by two sons, Richard Smith and Paul Smith, her parents; four brothers, Dick, George, Robert and John Phillips; two sisters, Viola Hopkins and Marie Key, and one daughter-in-law Judy. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Monday, August 30, 2004 at Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada, MO, with John Nichols officiating. Interment will follow in Large Cemetery, Bourbon County, KS. Friends may call now and until the hour of service at the funeral home.

SMITH, Edwin (1909 - 2009)
Adrian Journal, Friday, January 23, 2009
Edwin Smith 1909 - 2009. Edwin Smith and twin brother Edward were born July 25, 1909 the sons of Francis M. and Edna Jane (Silvers) Smith near the Ballard community in Bates County. Edwin passed away January 16, 2009 at the Bates County Memorial Hospital at the age of 99. Funeral services were held Monday, January 19, 2:00 p.m. at the Heuser Funeral Home in Rich Hill, Missouri with Pastor Ron Dunlap officiating. Interment was in the Crescent Hill Cemetery, Adrian, Missouri.

SMITH, Francis Lloyd (1937 - 2009)
Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel Inc.
Francis Lloyd "Frank" Smith - September 22, 1937 - January 17, 2009. Memorial services for Frank Smith will be 11 a.m. Saturday, January 24, 2009 at Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel (660-679-6555) in Butler, Missouri with Brother Larry Black officiating. Visitation prior to services, 10:30 - 11 a.m. Saturday, January 24, Schowengerdt Chapel. Contributions, American Cancer Society or Medicalodge Nursing Center. Francis Lloyd Smith, age 71 of Butler, Missouri went to be with the Lord on January 16, 2009 following a heroic battle with cancer for the past four and a half years. He was born September 22, 1937 to Edwin and Leona Marie Nichol Smith near Adrian, Missouri. Frank is survived by his wife, Linda Smith of Joplin, Missouri; two sons, Erik Smith and wife Davida of Cooperas Cove, Texas and David Smith and wife Aneta of Leander, Texas; three daughters, Nicole Black and husband Jason of Joplin, Missouri, Amber Durden and husband Stacy of Springfield, Missouri and Laura Rager of Denver, Colorado; a sister, Judy Norman of Butler, Missouri; 13 grandchildren, Amber, Jacob, Amanda, Caleb, Elizabeth, Katherine, Logan, Grayson, Sydni, Lincoln, Paityn, Myla and Michael; and many cousins, nephews and nieces. He was preceded in death by his mother and his father passed away at 2 a.m., January 16, 2009 the same day as his son.

SMITH, Martin Elwood (1913 - 2005)
Adrian Journal, 17 August 2005
Martin Elwood Smith 1913-2005 - Martin Elwood Smith, age 92 of Hume, Missouri died Thursday, August 11, 2005 at Foxwood Springs Care Center in Raymore, Missouri. Graveside services were 10 a.m. Monday, August 15, 2005 at the Independence Cemetery in Hume, Missouri with Elder Jim Sanford officiating.

SMITH, Shirley Bernice (1936 - 2008)
Kansas City Star, 2 March 2008
Her Lord and Savior called Shirley Bernice Smith home Friday, February 29, 2008, in the presence of her loving family. Shirley was 71 years old, daughter of Otha and Lois Moles, of Adrian, Mo. She was united in marriage in September of 1953 to Dale Smith, and blessed with three daughters. The couple lived in Olathe, Kan., for 20 years before returning to the family farm in the Burdette community west of Adrian, Mo. They were dedicated members of the Drexel First Baptist Church, and involved with Missourians on Mission. Shirley was preceded in death by her parents;
her grandson Luke Wegner; brothers, Lester and Jack Moles, and sister Geraldine Scott. She is survived by her husband of 55 years, Dale; daughters Kathy (Dick) Wegner, Ronda (Lindsey) Walters, and Sandy (Dale) VanSlyke; grandchildren Leah (Nate) Theiss, Bonnie (Billy) Zehr, Audrey (Tanner) Welch, Matt Wegner, Jacob VanSlyke, Sam Walters, Jared Wegner, Jeffery VanSlyke, Joshua VanSlyke, Jaime VanSlyke, and great granddaughter Julia Zehr. Shirley is also survived by sisters, Melva Hogan, Vonna Smiley, Wilda Nevels, Faye Robinson, Kate Barton; brothers, Bob and Ray Moles, and many nieces and nephews. Visitation is Sunday, March 2, 2008, from 4-5 p.m., at Atkinson Funeral Home, Adrian, Mo. Funeral services are set for Monday March 3, 2008, 10 a.m., at Drexel Baptist Church, Drexel, Mo. She will be laid to rest at the Crescent Hill Cemetery, Adrian, Mo. Memorial contributions to Crossroads Hospice, or Drexel First Baptist Church, Drexel, Mo. (Arr.: Atkinson Funeral Home, 816-380-3268.)

SMITH, Shirley Bernice (1936 - 2008)
Cass County Missourian
Shirley Bernice Smith, July 18, 1936 - Feb. 29, 2008. Shirley Bernice Smith, 71, Adrian, died Feb. 29. She was born July 18, 1936, in Adrian, the daughter of Otha C. and Lois M. (Addleman) Moles. Services were March 3 at the First Baptist Church, Drexel, with burial in the Crescent Hill Cemetery, Adrian, under the direction of Atkinson Funeral Home, Adrian.

SMITH, William Elmer (1935 - 2007)
Hill & Son Funeral Home, Appleton City, Missouri
William Elmer Smith, Jr., the son of Goldie (Likens) and William E. Smith Sr., was born on June 2, 1935 in Everton, Missouri. He passed away at this home in Rockville, Missouri on November 10, 2007 at the age of 72 years. Jr. served his country in the Army for a short period of time as a peace keeper. He was married to Alta Swineheart in 1960. To this union four children were born: Bill, Jesse, Rhonda and Angela. In 1969 he married Judy Daniels and to this union three children were born: Gail, Joe and Pete. In 2002 Junior married Sharon Fisher. Jr. was preceded in death by his parents, one brother Billy Smith, one sister Irene Brown, one son Bill Smith and ex-wives Alta and Judy Smith. He is survived by his children Jesse and Kim of Oklahoma, Rhonda Fitzpatrick and Angela Smith, both of Oklahoma, Gail and Rick Lewis of Arizona, Joe and Terry of Rockville, Missouri and Pete and Tina of El Dorado Springs, Missouri, 13 grandchildren and one great-grandson. Junior worked in a tire factory in Kansas City for many years. After that Junior and his wife Judy ran the Rockville Bar from 1976 to 1996. He was a loving father, grandfather and very dear friend. He was a hunter, fisherman and loved trapping. He spent most of his last years in the river bottoms in Rockville. He loved talking about old times with his friends. He had many good times with his friends John Rector, Larry Barcus, Terry McNerny, Dean Huffman and John Roseman. He had lots of stories to tell and loved sitting on the 4 wheeler being “boss of everyone” when he needed things done. He will be very dearly missed by all. He went to rest in the land of the deer and the lake full of fish. This was his dream. He has left lots of fun memories with his family and friends.

SMITH, William M. (1877 - 1951)
Miami News-Record; July 8, 1951; page ?1, column 2, submitted by Janice Marie Johnston-Werner-Wisely
William M. SMITH, 74 years old, died at 9 a.m. Saturday at the Mae Bright rest home, 608 A Street Southeast, Miami. He is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Mary Jane [(SMITH-JOHNSTON)] Johnson [-spell error], and a twin sister, Mrs. Emma Mienen, both of Butler, MO., and two grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 9P30 a.m. Monday in the chapel of the Cooper Funeral home with the Rev. Harry W. CURTIS officiating. Burial will be in the Butler cemetery.

SNETHEN, Lloyd W.  (1942 - 2008)
Hill & Son Funeral Home, LLC
Lloyd W Snethen, November 29, 1942 - June 23, 2008 - Lloyd W. Snethen, son of Emmett and Ruby (Ginter) Snethen, was born on November 29, 1942 in Johnson City, Missouri. He spent nearly all of his life in Montrose except from 1964 to 1967 when he served in the armed forces at Ft. Bliss in El Paso, Texas. He was a dedicated member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Montrose, Missouri. Lloyd passed away June 23, 2008 in Clinton, Missouri at age 65. He was united in marriage to Donna Goth on February 15, 1969 at Immaculate Conception, and to this union three children were born. Lloyd’s life was centered around his family and his work, especially the people he worked for at Hi Way Auto Service, the garage his father owned for more than 50 years. His three grandsons were his pride and joy. Preceding Lloyd in death were his parents Emmett and Ruby Snethen. Survivors include his wife Donna of the home; son Mike and wife Tanya Snethen of Willard, Missouri; son Chris and wife Jennifer Snethen of St. Louis, Missouri; and daughter Kim and husband Sean Hayes of St. Louis, Missouri; three grandsons, Terry and Nick Snethen of Willard, Missouri and Aidan Snethen of St. Louis, Missouri; one aunt Lizzie Parks of Fort Scott, Kansas; and one uncle Louis (Everleigh) and wife Agnes Snethen of Baker, Louisiana. SERVICE Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Montrose, Missouri on Thursday, June 26, 2008 at 11:00 AM. Officiant: Father John Bolderson. Visitation: Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Montrose, Missouri on Thursday, June 26, 2008 between 10:00 - 11:00 AM. Interment: St. Mary’s Cemetery in Montrose, Missouri. Memorial: St. Mary’s School.

SNOW, Austin (1884 - 1918)
From the Adrian Journal, Thursday, December 15, 1918. Submitted by Sandee Hubbard
PROMINENT CITIZEN DEAD - Austin Snow died at his home in Grand River township, Tuesday, December 3, 1918, of pneumonia; aged 35 years, 10 months and 24 days. Mr. Snow was a good citizen and his death will be mourned by a wide circle of friends. He was a good business man and square in his dealings. A wife, parents and several brothers and two sisters survive him. These have the sympathy of the entire community.
Funeral for Mr. Snow was held Tuesday , conducted by Rev. W. S. Hood, burial made in the Altona cemetery. We have not the facts for an obituary at the hour of going to press, will publish further notice next week.

SOUTH, John Arthur (1966 - 2009)
Mullinax Funeral Home
John "Mac" Arthur South, February 24, 1966 - October 17, 2009. John "Mac" Arthur South, 43 of Merwin, passed away October 17, 2009.
Cremation, with a memorial visitation from 7-8:30pm Monday, October 19, 2009, at Mullinax Funeral Home, Drexel (816-657-4400). Private family burial will occur at a later time. The family suggests memorial contributions in Mac's name to a fund for his daughter, Crystal, in care of the funeral home.

SPEAKES, Eugene "Vernon" (1911 - 2008)
Nevada Daily Mail, Monday, 2 June 2008
Eugene "Vernon" Speakes, 97, of Prescott, Kan., passed away Thursday, May 29, 2008, at the Prescott Countryview Nursing Home. He was born May 12, 1911, in Hume, Mo., the son of Clyde and Jane Reynolds Speakes. He graduated from Hume High School and attened Pittsburg State Teacher's College. He married Mary Rebecca Bell, September 1933, at Mound City, Kan. She receded him in death on June 16, 2004. Vernon was a member of the United Methodist Church, in Prescott, Kan., where he taught Sunday School for a number of years. He was a lifetime member of the State & National Grange, the Republican Committee, past director at the Prescott State Bank and The REA Board; past president of Farm Bureau and Friendship Villa. Vernon helped many students with scholarships though the years. He was preceded in death also by his parents and three sisters, Ruby, Ruth and Helen. Survivors include several nieces and nephews and numerous friends. Services will be held at 10 a.m., Monday, June 2, at the Prescott United Methodist Church. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church. Contributions are suggested to the Countryview Nursing Home or Prescott United Methodist Church. Interment will be held in Littell Cemetery. Arrangements by: Coffel-Schneider Funeral Home, Pleasanton, Kan.

SPEARS, Elizabeth Jean (?? - 2005)
Adrian Journal, 20 April 2005
Elizabeth Jean Spears  -- Age 81 of Butler, Missouri died Thursday, April 14, 2005. Funeral services were Monday, April 18, 2005.

SPILLMAN, Sarah Elizabeth (1986 - 2006)
From the Bates County Democrat September 26, 1935. Submitted by Sandee Hubbard
Mrs. Sarah Spillman Dead - Mrs. Sarah E. Spillman, wife of Newt Spillman of Amsterdam, passed away at the home Friday afternoon about 4:30 o’clock.Funeral services were conducted Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the Amsterdam Baptist Church by Rev. T. C. Brammer, pastor of the First Baptist church of this city. Burial will be in Oak Hill cemetery.

SPRATT, Kenneth E.  (1910 - 2008)
Nevada Daily Mail, 19 June 2008
Kenneth E. Spratt, Thursday, June 19, 2008 -Kenneth E. Spratt, 98, of Hume, Mo., died Wednesday, June 18, 2008, at the Prescott Country View Nursing Home, in Prescott, Kan. Sevices will be held at 11 a.m., on Saturday, June 21, at the Hume Christian Church, in Hume. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until service time at the church. Contributions are suggested to the Hume Christian Church or the Prescott Country View Nursing Home Activity Fund. Interment will be in Hume Cemetery. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.coffelschneider.com. Arrangements by: Coffel-Schneider Funeral Home, in Pleasanton, Kan.

SPRATT, Kenneth E.  (1910 - 2008)
Coffel-Schneider Funeral Home, Hume, Missouri, Wednesday June 18, 2008
Kenneth E. Spratt, 98, of Hume, Missouri, died Wednesday, June 18, 2008 at the Prescott Country View Nursing Home, Prescott, Kansas. He was born June 10,1 910 in Drexel, Missouri, the son of Walter and Nancy Evans Spratt. He married Minnie E. McKibben on November 10, 1929 at Hume, Missouri. She preceded him in death on July 21, 2001. He was a farmer and also drove a school bus for the Hume Schools. Kenneth was a member of the Hume Christian Church, the Grange and former mayor of Hume. Survivors include two daughters, Mary Lee and husband, J.R. of Tulsa, Oklahoma and Lila Renken and husband, Don of Phillipsburg, Missouri; nine grandchildren; twenty-two great grandchildren; seven great great granddaughers and several nieces and nephews. Kenneth was a beloved father and grandfather and known to many as a”good neighbor and friend”. Services will be held at 11:00 AM, Saturday, June 21, 2008 at the Hume Christian Church, Hume, MO. Visitation will be from 10:00 AM until service time at the church. Contributions are suggested to the Hume Christian Church or the Prescott Country View Nursing Home Activity Fund. Interment will be the Hume Cemetery. Arrangements: Coffel-Schneider Funeral Home, Pleasanton, Kansas.

STAFFORD, Wanda Jean (1924 - 2007)
Nevada Daily Mail, Thursday, November 15, 2007
Wanda Jean Stafford, 83, Nevada, passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2007, at Christian Healthcare in Nevada following a brief illness. She was born May 20, 1924, in Weaubleau, Iowa, to Herbert and Marie Smith. She married Gail Stafford on May 9, 1942, in Mexico, Mo., and he preceded her in death on March 13, 1995. Wanda lived in California for a number of years before moving to Nevada in 1961. She was baptized in the Community Christian Church in Nevada on May 13, 2001. She was a former member of the Nevada Eagles Lodge. Wanda worked at the Nevada State Hospital from 1961 until her retirement in 1981. Survivors include one daughter, Dixie Thomas and her husband Chuck, Mt. Vernon, Mo.; two sons, Jerry Stafford and his wife Linda, Nevada, and John Stafford and his fiancé Jana Mather, Nevada; 16 grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren, and one sister, Donna Marland and her husband Elmer, Davenport, Iowa. In addition to her husband Gail, she was preceded in death by one daughter, Gaila Schooley; one son, Rick Stafford, one brother, Keith Hank, and one sister, Helen Greenhagen. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., on Monday, Nov. 19, 2007, at Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada, with the Rev. Wes Anderson officiating. Interment will follow in National Cemetery, Fort Scott, Kan.

STALEY, Max L.  (?? - 2008)
Kansas City Star, 15 June 2008
Staley, Max L.  - Max L. Staley, 84, Ballard, Mo., died June 14, 2008. Funeral services 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 17, Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel, Butler, Mo. (660) 679- 6555. Visitation 7 to 8 p.m. Monday, at the Chapel. Burial Crescent Hill Cemetery, Adrian, Mo. Contributions Adrian Christian Church, National Parkinson Foundation or American Cancer Society. Survivors three daughters, Maxine Harrison (Dennis) of Union, Mo., Marilyn Duckworth (Lonny) and Peggy Fuller (Joe), all of Butler; sister; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren.

STANFILL, Albert F. (1893 - 1955)
From the Bates County Democrat Thursday, October 3, 1955. Submitted by Sandee Hubbard
Albert F. Stanfill - Albert Freeman Stanfill, the only son of the late Oliver and Virginia Stanfill was born at Virginia, Mo., June 19th 1893, and departed this life at his home, seven and one half miles southeast of Amsterdam, Mo., Thursday, October 27, at 2 p.m. at the age of 62 years 4 months and 8 days.Freeman Stanfill was united in marriage March 20th, 1919, to Carrie Towers, who has been his devoted wife for the past 42 years, and who was by his side when he departed this life. To this union were born five children. Preceding him in death are his parents, daughter Fern, who died in infancy, one sister Maybelle Wilson, and a grandson, Charles Edward Stanfill who died in infancy. The surviving children are; Mrs. W. M. Bagby, Adrian, Mo.; Carl Walton Stanfill, Amoret, Mo.; Mrs. R. R. Longworth, Butler, Mo.; Charles Walter Stanfill, Amsterdam, Mo.; ten grandchildren, one sister Mrs. Annie Reeves, one nephew, and two nieces. Early in life Free Stanfill was converted and united with the Mt. Vernon Baptist Church and was an active member attending regular services, until it disbanded. He was an active member of the Masonic Lodge No. 141 of Amsterdam, Mo., and lived by the teachings of that order. He spent his entire life in Elkhart township, where he toiled as a successful farmer, for whatsoever his hands found to do he did with all his might. He was at the height of his glory when he was surrounded by his children and grandchildren. He commanded the esteem of his many friends and to those who knew him best, loved him most. To his wife and children, he has left the sweet memory of a loving husband, and a devoted father, in which they can find much consolation and much to be cherished in pride and gratitude. The funeral services were held in the Amsterdam Methodist Church in the presence of a large concourse of friends. Rev. Arthur S. Olsen officiating. Mrs. Moburg at the piano and a men’s quartet and accompanist from Butler. The interment was at Adam Howell cemetery with Masonic rites at the graveside.

STANFILL, Carl Walton (1919 - 1988)
From the new-Xpress Friday, November 25, 1888. Submitted by Sandee Hubbard
Carl Walton Stanfill - Carl Walton Stanfill, a lifelong resident engaged in farming in Elkhart township passed away at his lifetime home on Nov. 18, 1988. He was born April 9, 1919, at his grandparents home one mile to the southwest, the second child of Carrie Ann Towers and Albert Freeman Stanfill. He attended nearby Concord School through the eight grade. In Olathe, Kan., on Jan. 18, 1938 he was married to Francile Ruddell. To this union were born four children, Carl and Freeman of Amore, Fern Nelson of Amsterdam and Gloria Huebert of Boonville, Mo.; 13 grandchildren; and four step-grandchildren; and four step-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Carrie Fern Stanfill, and one grandchild, Greg Nelson. He leaves one brother, Walter Stanfill of Amsterdam; two sisters, Fay Bagby of Adrian and Lee Longworth of rural Butler and other relatives. Mr. and Mrs. Stanfill became members of Amsterdam United Methodist Church on March 29, 1959. He was raised a Master Mason in Amsterdam lodge No. 141 on Dec. 23, 1947. He joined Kansas City Valley Scottish Rite in the fall of 1973. He became a Noble of Ararat Temple in 1974. He was a charter member of Bates County Shrine Club. In 1985 Mr. Stanfill and Walter Stanfill shared the privilege of having the Shrine Summer Ceremonial named in their honor. He was a Charter Member of Bates County Elks Lodge No. 2653.
For years he belonged to various Tennessee Walking Horse organizations, and has immensely enjoyed riding, training and showing walking horses the last 35 years. The houseful of trophies and ribbons he won including the world championship at Shelbyville, Tenn., and friends he made over the years attest to his showmanship and extraordinary character. The funeral was held Nov. 20 at the Underwood-Steinbeck-Schowengerdt Chapel in Butler with the Rev. Don Keithly officiating. Burial in the Adam Howell Cemetery near Butler.

STANFILL, Carrie Fern (1924-1924)
Butler Weekly Times, 16 October 1924. Submitted by Sandee Hubbard.
Virginia items - A baby girl was born to Free Stanfill and wife Saturday, October 11; passed away Sunday and was buried in Adam Howell cemetery Monday.

STANFILL, Charles Edward (1955 - 1955)
From the Bates County Democrat January 27, 1955. Submitted by Sandee Hubbard
Graveside Services - Graveside services were held on Jan. 18 for Charles Edward Stanfill, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Stanfill at the Adam Howell cemetery near Amsterdam. From the news-Xpress Friday, October 9, 1998

STANFILL, Charles Walter (1928 - 1998)
Submitted by Sandee Hubbard
Charles Walter Stanfill - Charles Walter Stanfill, 70, Amsterdam, Mo., died Thursday, Oct. 1, 1998 at the Bates County Memorial Hospital in Butler, MO. Services were held Oct. 4 at the Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel, Butler, with Pastor Michael Blackshear officiating. Masonic rites were conducted Friday evening by Art Zellmer,  District Deputy Grand Lecturer. Burial in Adam Howell Cemetery, Virginia, Mo. Contributions may be made to the Amsterdam Methodist Church or the Bates County Industries Workshop. Mr. Stanfill was born Jan. 21, 1928 in Amsterdam, Mo., to Albert Freeman and Carrie Towers Stanfill. One of five children in the family, he was a lifelong resident of Bates County, Mo. He attended Concord Grade School and Amsterdam High School and continued his education at Kansas State University, Manhatten, Kan. He served in the Army during World War II. On April 5, 1948 he married Florence Wagner and to this union three children were born. He retired from farming in 1993, an agricultural  career in which he was successful at row cropping and raising cattle and hogs. He was an active member of the Amsterdam Methodist Church, the Royal Arch Masons, Scottish Rite and Ararat Shrine, all of Kansas City, the Crescent Hill Chapter No. 127 O.E.S., and the Amsterdam Masonic Lodge No. 141 AF & AM, Las Vegas, Nev.; a daughter, Rita Stanfill of the home; a grandson, James Stanfill, Lee’s Summit, Mo.; two sisters, Fay Bagby, Adrian, Mo., and Lee Longworth, Butler. He was preceded in death by his parents, a stillborn son, Charles Edward, a brother, Walton, and an infant sister, Fern.

STANFILL, Florence R. (1928 - 2006)
Adrian Journal, 1 February 2006
Florence R. Stanfill 1928 - 2006. Florence R. Stanfill, age 77 of Butler, Missouri died Monday, January 23, 2006 at the Bates County Memorial Hospital in Butler. Funeral services were Thursday, January 26, 2006 at the Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel in Butler, Missouri.

STANFILL, Florence R (1928 - 2006)
From the news-Xpress Friday, February 3, 2006. Submitted by Sandee Hubbard
Florence R. Stanfill -  Florence R. Stanfill, 77, Butler, Mo., died Monday, Jan. 23, 2006 at Bates County Memorial Hospital in Butler. Services were Jan. 26 at the Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel, Butler, with Rev. Pat McGuire officiating. Burial in Adam Howell Cemetery, Virginia, Mo. Contributions to Bates County Industries, Virginia Mission or Amsterdam Methodist Church. Mrs. Stanfill was born April 17, 1928 in Butler, Mo., to Edward Joseph and Rhoda Belle McGuire Wagner. One of four children, she grew up in Bates County, attending grade school in Amoret and Amsterdam. She moved to Butler her senior year and graduated with the class of 1946 from Butler High School and later attended business school in Kansas City, Mo. On April 5, 1948 she married Charles Walter Stanfill in Butler and to this union three children were born. Florence worked as a homemaker as well as a bookkeeper for B. C. Christopher Stocks. She was a member of the Amsterdam  Methodist Church and Order of the Eastern Star, Crescent Hill Chapter No. 127 in Adrian, Mo. Florence enjoyed fishing, traveling, reading novels and watching “Touched by an Angel” on television. Her grandchildren were very important to her. Her favorite scripture, found in John 14:1-4 gave her words of comfort when she needed them. She will be remembered as a kind and gentle lady that could make anyone smile with her friendly personality. Florence Stanfill is survived by one son, John Stanfill and wife Lucy, Liberty, Mo.; two brothers, Bill Wagner and wife Peggy, Grain Valley, Mo., and Donald Wagner, Horton, mo.; one sister, Shirley Little and husband Jerry, Las Vegas, Nev.; four grandchildren, James Stanfill, Alex Macias, Mayela Macias and Gerardo Macias; and a host of nephews, nieces and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Walter; one son, Charles Stanfill; and daughter, Rita Stanfill.

STANFILL, John Allen (1814 - 1887)
From the Butler Weekly Times March 23, 1887. Submitted by Sandee Hubbard
Old landmark gone. John Stanfill an old respected citizen of Elkhart township died at his home on the 16th of old age, having reached the 77th milepost of life’s journey.

STANFILL, Oliver W. (1857 - 1919)
From the Bates County Memorial Hospital September 18, 1919. Submitted by Sandee Hubbard
Oliver W. Stanfill - Oliver W. Stanfill died at his home in Amsterdam, Friday,, September 12, 1919, at the age of 62. He was born in Bath county, Ky., February 14, 1857, and with his father and mother came to Missouri in 1858, first settling in Jackson county. The famous battle of West Post was fought on the ground where he, as a boy, played and labored. After the Civil War the Stanfills moved to Cass county and later to Bates county where they made their permanent home. He was married November 20, 1883, to Miss Virginia McGuire. To this union three children were born May wife of James Wilson, Amsterdam; Annie, wife of Milton Reeves, Nyhart, and Albert Freeman Standfill, who resides on the old home farm.
Mr. Stanfill was converted in the spring of 1918 at the Concord school house and was baptized by Rev. J. A. Riney into the fellowship of the Mt. Vernon Baptist church, of which he was a member at the time of his death. Mr. Stanfill leaves a wife, two daughters, one son and a brother an sister to mourn his death, as well as a large number of friends. Funeral services were conducted at the family home in Amsterdam, Saturday by Rev. J. A. Riney and burial in the Adam Howell cemetery.

STANFILL, Rita Mae (1951 - 2002)
From news-Xpress Friday, November 15, 2002. Submitted by Sandee Hubbard
Rita Mae Stanfill - Rita Mae Stanfill, 51, Amsterdam, Mo., died Saturday, Nov. 9, 2002 at Bates County Memorial Hospital in Butler, Mo. Services were Nov. 12 at the Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel, Butler, with the Rev. Randal DeMasters officiating. Burial in Adam Howell Cemetery, Virginia, Mo. Memorial contributions may be made to the Bates County Industries or the Amsterdam Methodist Church. Rita Mae was born April 30, 1951 in Butler, Mo., to Charles Walter and Florence Rosalie Wagner Stanfill. One of two children, she was raised on a farm east of the Amsterdam community. She attended school at the Amsterdam and Passaic schools. She dedication over 30 years of service to the Sheltered Workshop, now called Bates County Industries. She was a member of the Amsterdam Methodist Church. She was a people person and enjoyed visiting with anyone who would lend an ear. Her hobbies included fishing, traveling, bowling and listening to country-western music. She loved football, especially the Chief; going to a Royals game with her brother was another of her favorite things. She enjoyed autumn time of the year, but her favorite time was Christmas. Rita had been to a wiener roast the evening of her passing at Carl Stanfill’s and had a wonderful time. She leaves her mother of Amsterdam; a brother, John Stanfill, Topeka, Kan.; a nephew, James Stanfill, Lee’s Summit, Mo.; several uncles, aunts and other relatives. She was preceded in death by her father, and an infant brother, Charles Stanfill.

STANLEY, Zachariah  (1825 - 1881)
Butler Times,  May 1881
The death of Mr. Zachariah Stanley on Friday, last, May 6, 1881, was as sad as it was sudden. In company with Mr. M.A. Burkhart and a Mr. Taber, Mr. Stanley went down to Mound Branch to fish. About 2 o'clock p.m. a severe rain storm came up which caught the three gentlemen on the creek. Messrs. Burkhart and Taber took shelter under the trunk of a fallen tree, while Mr. Stanley took shelter under a large tree. The bolt of lightning struck the top of the tree and ran down till it came within a few feet of the ground, when it left the tree and entered the body of the deceased, tearing his clothing and killing him instantly. The funeral took place on Sunday and was among the largest ever seen in this city. Mr. Stanley was one of the honored Mexican veterans who enlisted uner Colonel Dan Morrison in 1846. He belonged to no church or society but endeavored to live the life of a strictly honorable and honest man. In the sad death of Mr. Stanley Butler and Bates County has lost a substantial and beloved citizen.

STARK, Denver Ferrell (1928 - 2008)
Cass County Democrat Missourian, Thursday, 3 April 2008
Denver Ferrell Stark, May 6, 1928 - March 28, 2008 - Denver Ferrell Stark, 79, Adrian, died March 28, 2008. He was born May 6, 1928, in Bates County, the son of Willie and Beulah Mae (Boyd) Stark. Services were April 1 at the Atkinson Chapel with burial in the Crescent Hill Cemetery, Adrian, under the direction of Atkinson Funeral Home, Adrian.

STARK, Denver Ferrell (1928 - 2008)
Atkinson Funeral Home
Denver Ferrell Stark, May 6, 1928 - March 28, 2008 - Denver Ferrell Stark, 79, Adrian, MO, died Friday, March 28, 2008 at St. Joseph Medical Center, Kansas City, MO. Funeral services 2:00 P.M. Tuesday, April 1, 2008 at the Atkinson Chapel, Adrian, MO. The family will receive friends 6:00-8:00 PM Monday, March 31 at the chapel. Burial in Crescent Hill Cemetery, Adrian. Contributions may be made to Crescent Hill Cemetery, P.O. Box 325, Adrian, MO 64720. Denver was born May 6, 1928 in Bates County, MO, the son of Willie and Beulah Mae (Boyd) Stark. He was a Korean War Army veteran. Denver was a machinist for Western Electric (AT&T) for 39 years before retiring. Denver was preceded in death by his parents, his son, Denver Ferrell Stark, Jr. (Denny) and a granddaughter, Mica Jean Grimes. He is survived by his wife, Jean, of the home; one son, Stanley Stark and his wife, Peggy, Archie, MO; daughters, Deborah Cooper and her husband, Stephen, Lake Ozark, MO, Lesli Breechen and her husband, Ed, Adrian, MO; brother, Hank Stark and his wife, Anna Mae, Adrian, MO; sisters, Mary Lee Oates and her husband, Pat, Adrian, MO and Emma Jean Atkinson, Blairstown, MO.

STARK, Hannah Louella (1916 - 2009)
Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel Inc.
Hannah Louella Stark, January 13, 1916 - July 8, 2009. Funeral services for Hannah Stark will be 1 p.m. Saturday, July 11, 2009 at Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel (660-679-6555) in Butler, Missouri with Gary Schowengerdt officiating. There is no visitation. Burial in Oak Hill Cemetery, Butler, Missouri. Contributions to Charity of Choice. Hannah Louella Stark, age 93 of Butler, Missouri died Wednesday, July 8, 2009 at Willow Lane Nursing Center in Butler. She was born January 13, 1916 to William Elmer and Louella Jackson Sims in Virginia, Missouri. Hannah is survived by three sons, Jerry Hedger and wife Barbara of Buckner, Missouri, Jack Hedger and wife Pam of Butler, Missouri and Dwight Hedger of Pensacola, Florida; a daughter, Connie Shaffer of Raymore, Missouri; one sister, Betty Robey of Butler, Missouri; a stepdaughter, Pauline Hedger Evans of Mountain Home, Arkansas; seven grandchildren, Carol Johnson, Scott Hedger, Mark Hedger, Junior Munsterman, Todd Hedger, Jill Koenen and Travis Hedger; and six great-grandchildren, Jesse, Jamie, Ethan, Emmalee, DeLainie and Dawson. She was preceded in death by her parents; first husband Frank Hedger; second husband Willie Stark; a son, Frank Hedger Jr.; two brothers; six sisters; and one grandson.

STARK, Leone Hedger (1903 - 1979)
From the news-Xpress, Friday February 22, 1979. Submitted by Sandee Hubbard
Leone A. Stark - Leone A. Stark, 75 of Route 1, Amoret, Mo., died on Tuesday Feb. 13, 1979 at Mercy Hospital, Fort Scott, Kan. She was born on August 19, 1903 in Bates county, Mo., the daughter of Annie Hussey and John Hedger. She was baptized and accepted Christ as her savior early in life. She was united in marriage to Willie Stark on April 26, 1923 at Butler, Mo., and to this union survived by her husband of the home; two daughters, Mrs. Loraine Bitner, Butler, Mrs. Faye Webber of Amoret, Mo., one son, Bud Stark of Waterford, Mich.; five  grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; also one sister, Estelle Browning of Butler. Funeral services were held on Saturday, Feb. 17 from the Underwood-Steinbeck Chapel in Butler, with Elder Wilmer Harper officiating. Interment was made in Adam Howell Cemetery.

STEELMAN, Schelly Trego (1968 - 2006)
Nevada Daily Mail, Thursday, September 28, 2006
Schelly Trego Steelman, 37, Washington, D.C., died suddenly on Friday, Sept. 22, 2006, at her home. Schelly was born on Oct. 21, 1968, in Fort Polk, La. She was reared in Nevada, Mo., by her great-grandmother, Lola Trego, and Carol and Tony Urner. She married Joseph Steelman in 1990. Schelly graduated from Nevada High School in 1985 and attended Smith College in Northampton, Mass., where she studied history and political philosophy. She moved to Washington, D.C., to work for presidential candidate Jack Kemp in 1988. She also worked for the National Archives. She was a gourmet cook and worked in the catering and restaurant industry in Washington, D.C., for a time. An author, she was a columnist for Epicsff.com, and her short stories have appeared in Runesmag.com. She had published two books, including "The Green Temple," a fantasy, with ArcheBooks Publishing, and recently received an advance for her third book. She attended the Episcopal Church in Alexandria, Va., and gave tours of its historic buildings. She is survived by her husband, Joe; and her son, Joseph Anthony, of the home; Carol and Tony Urner; and her grandmother, Nancy Zaring of Nevada; an uncle, Steve Zaring, Fort Collins, Colo.; and two aunts, Kathleen Berry, Walker, and June Barttium, Independence, Mo.; and numerous other relatives. Following cremation, a private service was held in Washington, D.C. A celebration of her life will be held on Saturday, Oct. 7, at 10 a.m., in the Nevada Public Library community room.

STENSTROM, Carl Russell (1927 - 2008)
Kansas City Star, 22 April 2008
Stenstrom, Carl Russell  - Carl Russell Stenstrom, 81, Adrian, Mo., died Wednesday, April 16, 2008. Services 10 a.m. Wednesday, Atkinson Funeral Home, Adrian (816) 380-3268. Burial 2:30 p.m. Leavenworth, Kan., National Cemetery. Visitation 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, at the funeral home.

STENSTROM, Carl Russell (1927 - 2008)
Cass County Democrat Republican, 24 April 2008
Carl Russell Stenstrom - Jan. 8, 1927 - April 16, 2008 - Carl Russell Stenstrom, 81, Adrian, died April 16, 2008. He was born Jan. 8, 1927, in Des Moines, Iowa, the son of Russell and Eleanor (Sterud) Stenstrom. Services were April 23 at the Atkinson Chapel, Adrian, with burial in the Leavenworth National Cemetery, Leavenworth, Kan., under the direction of Atkinson Funeral Home, Adrian.

STENSTROM, Carl Russell (1927 - 2008)
Atkinson Funeral Home
Carl Russell Stenström, January 8, 1927 - April 16, 2008. Carl Russell Stenström , 81, Adrian, MO, died Wednesday, April 16, 2008 at Research Medical Center, Kansas City, MO. Funeral services 10:00 AM Wednesday, April 23, 2008 at the Atkinson Chapel, Adrian, MO. Visitation 6:00-8:00 PM Tuesday, April 22 at the chapel. Graveside services 2:30 PM Wednesday, April 23 at the Leavenworth National Cemetery, Leavenworth, KS. Contributions may be made to St. Matthew Lutheran Church, Butler, MO. Carl was born January 8, 1927 in Des Moines, IA, the son of Russell and Eleanor (Sterud) Stenström. He grew up in Des Moines, graduating from Roosevelt High School. After graduation, Carl enlisted in the U. S. Army, entering the service as an infantry private at Ft. Leavenworth, KS. He earned the honor of Scout Marksman of US Rifle M-1 SS 173 Division. He applied and received admittance into Officer Candidate School and in October, 1945 entered active duty as a 2nd Lieutenant, commanding unit 1542 of the 18th Regiment. His unit was sent to Sackenheim, Germany where he earned the American Theatre Ribbon, EAME Ribbon, Army of Occupation Medal, an Overseas Service Bar and a Victory Medal. Carl was honorably discharged from active duty on December 31, 1946 at Ft. Sheridan, IL. Upon returning to civilian life, Carl entered college at Iowa State University, studying architecture. He later transferred to the University of Kansas where he received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Architecture. While at KU, Carl met Betty Lee Skinner. They were married on November 24, 1950. The Korean Conflict brought a reactivation of Carl’s military status and he was assigned as a Captain to the 406th Reserve Infantry Division in Kansas City, MO. The unit did not see military service in Korea. For most of their married lives, Carl and Betty lived in the Kansas City area in a home designed and constructed by Carl. They raised four children. Throughout his adult years, Carl was a passionate architect, following the examples of Frank Lloyd Wright. He always encouraged his children to find their God given talents and use them to their fullest. He was a very active member of Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Grandview serving as choir director, organist, and older youth Sunday School teacher. He co-sponsored the Kid’s Day Out program for non-churched children of the area. Of the many activities in Carl’s life, he enjoyed boating, camping, and flying the most and was a member of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association. After a couple of strokes and declining health, Carl and Betty moved to Adrian, MO where he was a member of St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Butler and recently joined VFW Post 1935 in Adrian. Carl was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife Betty, of the home; three sons, Paul Russell Stenström and his wife, Sharon, Palm Harbor, FL; David Lee Stenström and his wife, Maxine, Pine Mountain Club, CA and John Eric Stenström, Kansas City, MO; one daughter, Kärin Elizabeth Stenström Lentz and her husband, Duane, Adrian, MO; one brother, Jerry Stenström and his wife, Ann, Des Moines, IA and six granddaughters.

STEPHENS, Clarence E. ( 1926 - 2005)
Clarence Edward Stephans, was born Dec. 3, 1926 in Joplin, Mo., the son of Elijah G. and Minnie Mary Ellen (Mitts) Stephens. He passed away Monday, Nov. 14, 2005, at the Bates County Memorial Hospital, Butler, at the age of 78.  Clarence was a graduate of Rich Hill High school class of 1945. He served in World War II in Italy with the Blue Devils, Headquarters Company 88 Infantry Division. He married Sandra Jean McCray on Feb. 6, 1962, at the Blue Ridge Methodist Church of Raytown, Mo. Clarence retired on June 26, 1987, from Ford Motor Company at Claycaomo, Mo., where he had worked for 30 years. He was a member of UAW Local 249. He attended church at the Rich Hill United Methodist Church. Clarence loved to tend to his yard and garden. He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Carl and Robert Stephens. Clarence is survived by his wife, Jean Stephans of the home; one daughter, Connie Howell and husband Paul, Rich Hill; one son, Greg Stephens and wife Joyce, Nevada; two granddaughters, Angie Ducharme, Nevada, Kelly Ducharme and husband Preston, Nevada; four great-grandchildren, Jeweliah, Ethan, Edwin, and Breian Ducharme; and one nephew, Robert Stephans, Harrisonville, Mo. Services will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 16, at Heauser Funeral Home, Rich Hill, with Bill Perkey officiating. Musical selections "How Great Thou Art" and "I Can Only Imagine." Pallbearers are Craig Jackson, Preston Ducharme, James Howell, Jimmy Howell, Everett King and Raymond LeFever. Honorary pallbearer is Shane Norbury.
Military Rites performed by the American Legion Post No. 67 Interment will be in Greenlawn Cemetery, Rich Hill, Mo. Arrangements by Heauser Funeral Home, Rich Hill.

STEPHENSON, Carrie (1874 - 1919) 
Newspaper article, January 2, 1919, submitted by Linda Lewis
Carrie Stephenson was born February 12, 1874, at the place where Clyde Piepmeier now lives, and died at the home of her sister Ethel Stephenson in Appleton City. On March 9, 1898, she was united in marriage to William E. Holt. To this union four children were born, two, Gladys and Wilbur, with her husband, are living. She was converted at the age of fourteen and united with the Baptist church at Round Prairie in Dec. 1898 and has ever been a true and faithful worker for her Lord. Funeral services were conducted at the Round Prairie Baptist cemetery at 11 o'clock Sunday morning by pastor Bert Collins.

STEPHENSON, Ethel (1878 - 1969)
Copied from original newspaper clipping, submitted by Linda Lewis
Last rites for Miss Ethel Stephenson were held May 29, 1969, at the Trinity Methodist Church of Appleton City, Mo with the pastor Charles D. Pence officiating. Musical selections were "Safe in the Arms of Jesus," "Beyond the Sunset" and "Meet Me There," were by Mrs. Robert Payne and Mrs. Del Erhart, accompanied by Mrs. Lillian Howell organist. Casket bearers were part of her great nephews, who were Ray Culver, Rolla Ford, Clark Wix, Chester Holt, Floyd Culver and Kent Wheaton. Interment was at Round Prairie cemetery under direction of Eckhoff funeral home of Appleton City. Miss Ethel Stephenson, last surviving child of John and Drucilla Stephenson, died May 27, 1969 at Ellett Memorial Hospital of Appleton City, Mo. at age of 91 years, two months, four days. She was born March 23, 1878 and grew up in the Round Prairie community of Bates County, Mo., where she attended Rich Valley school. She lived and worked with her parents, brothers and sisters until 1910 when her father suddenly passed away. She and her sister, Gertie, lived on the farm until March 1915, when they moved to Appleton City and continued to care for their aged mother who died in 1916. Her sister, Miss Gertie, died in December 1918. Soon her brother Frank came from Clay County, Mo. to live with her
until his death in February 1937. Since 1937 her 12 nieces and nephews have been her family, who enjoyed going to see "Aunt Ethel." The seven living ones are Amos Ford, Eunice Wilson, Gladys Wix, Sylvester Culver, Wilbur Holt, Berniece Drake and Helen Young. Three years ago she gave up her home and went to Barnett Rest Home, which she called home and enjoyed visits with many who came to see her. She had been in Ellett Memorial hospital several times but only there a few days her last sickness. She was a regular attendant at church and Bible school while living on the farm and at the Trinity Methodist church in Appleton City, as long as health permitted her to attend. She still enjoyed the services they had at the rest home. She was a dress-maker but never too busy to care for her mother and for others. She was a talented woman in many ways. Miss Ethel was the last of nine brothers and sisters who were Eugene, Elosia, Ella, Minnie, Frank, Carrie, Hallie and Gertie. She will be sadly missed by her nieces and nephews, 32 great nieces and nephews, a number of great-great nieces and nephews and other relatives, neighbors and friends.

STEPHENSON, Frank (1871 - 1937)
Appleton City Journal newspaper, Appleton City, Missouri, March 4, 1937, submitted by Linda Lewis
Death has again invaded our little city, this time claiming, Frank Stephenson, aged 65 years, a respected and well known resident of this community for a long term of years. Frank and his sister, Miss Ethel, were both taken to the Community Hospital early last week, suffering from flu and pneumonia. His condition was very serious from the start and the end came about nine o'clock Sunday evening. Since that time the condition of Miss Ethel has gradually grown worse and as this is written, about noon Thursday, little hope of her recovery is entertained. Funeral arrangememts for Mr. Stephenson were set for Tuesday, but on account of the critical condition of his sister, the services were postponed indefinitely, awaiting developments in her condition. For many years Frank was an employee of the Herrman Lumber Co. and was a good employee, honorable and trustworthy in all his dealings. He was one of the most faithful members of the First M.E. Church, serving as superintendent of the Sunday school through a number of years, and taking an active part in all efforts directed towards the up-building of the church and community. A suitable life sketch was not available for publication in this week's paper, but will be published next week.

STEPHENSON, Frank S. (1871 - 1937)
Appleton City Journal newspaper, Appleton City, Missouri, March 11, 1937, submitted by Linda Lewis
Frank S. Stephenson, son of John and Drusilla Stephenson, was born near Haynesville, Mo., July 13, 1871. While yet a small child he came with his parents to Bates county, locating on a farm three and one half mile south of Appleton City. They lived in this location for ten years, then moved to what is known as the "Stephenson Farm," near the Round Prairie Baptist Church. Here he grew to manhood. Soon after attaining manhood he returned to Clay county where the major part of his business life was spent. In 1919 he came to Appleton City to make his home with his sister, Miss Ethel. While yet young in years he gave his heart to his Creator and ever lived the consistent life of Christianity. After making his home in Appleton City he united with the Methodist Episcopal church and was a regular attendant at its services. On Sunday evening, February 28, being 65 years, 7 months and 15 days of age, he passed peacefully into the Great and Glorious Beyond to be with his Maker, whom he loved and served. He leaves here one sister, Miss Ethel, all that is left of a family of nine children, a number of nieces and nephews to whom he was ever a wise and faithful counselor, and a host of
warm and loyal friends. Funeral services, conducted by Rev. G.A. Moss, were held Saturday afternoon, March 6 at 1:30 o'clock at the First M.E. Church, after which the body was taken to Round Prairie Baptist Church where a short service was held, and interment made in the nearby cemetery.

STEPHENSON, Gertie Maude (1882 - 1918)
Appleton City Journal,.19 December 1918, submitted by Linda Lewis
Gertie Maude Stephenson was born Jan. 17, 1882. Died December 14, 1918, aged 36 years, 10 months and 27 days. She was converted in girlhood and lived a consistent Christian life. Her life was an open book in the communities in which she lived. She died reposing in the faith she professed. She leaves four sisters and two brothers, and a host of friends to mourn her loss.

STEPHENSON, John (1835 - 1910)
Appleton City Journal, Thursday, October 27, 1910, submitted by Linda Lewis
John Stephenson Dead At The Age Of 75 . He Died at His Home Near Round Prairie. - John Stephenson, after an illness of two weeks, died at his home on the farm near Round Prairie on Sunday, October 23. He was born in Clay County, March 8, 1835. There he spent his youth and young manhood, removing to Bates County in 1872. He was converted when 12 years of age and united with the M.E. Church. He was married to Drusilla Tarrence in 1857. To this union nine children were born, seven of whom, with his wife survive him. The children, N.E. of Trenton, Mo.; E.S. of Kearney, Mo; Mrs. J.A. Ford, Mrs. Chas. Culver, Mrs. Wm. Holt, Miss Ethel and Gerty all near the old home were present when death came, with the exception of N.E. Stephenson. When Mr. Stephenson first came to this county he resided on Mr. Sam Gilbreath's (now deceased) place for ten years. He then purchased the place where he lived the remainder of his life. There he and his wife celebrated their fiftieth wedding anniversary in 1907.
The funeral services were conducted by the Rev. Snider of Papinsville. Burial was in the Round Prairie Cemetery. He is gone but he has lived a full life. He was a friend to all and stood for the good of everyone.

STEPHENSON, Minnie Florence (1865 - 1928)  
Appleton City Journal newspaper...Appleton City, Missouri...April 12, 1928, submitted by Linda Lewis
Minnie Florence Stephenson, daughter of John and Drusilla Stephenson was born near Haynesville, Clay County, Mo., June 8, 1865. She came to Bates County in October, 1872, the family residing near Hudson, Mo. In 1881 they moved to the farm near Round Prairie church where she was married to Charles Culver, Dec. 27, 1888. With her husband she went to Nevada where they resided for a year, after which they moved to the present home on Round Prairie, where she lived the remaining years of her earthly life, passing to the life beyond Easter morning, being 62 years and 10 months of age. In young womanhood she was converted to Christ under the ministry of Rev. Israel Thompkins, at Round Prairie Baptist Church, uniting with the M.E. Church, South, at Hook's Chapel, being a member of the church until its disorganization a few years ago, when her membership was removed to the same church at Appleton City. She leaves to mourn her passing her husband, two sons, Sylvester and Ralph Culver, of Appleton City; two daughters, Mrs. Oscar Wheaton, Butler, MO, and Mrs. Lafe Wilson, Rich Hill; and Charles Knox, of Parsons, Kansas, to whom she became a mother in his early life. Three children, Ora, Ethel and an infant son preceded her in death. There also remain nine grandchildren, two sisters and two brothers, besides other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at the Round Prairie Church, conducted by
Wm. Sutton, and interment was made in the cemetery there, R.R. Kenney, funeral director.

STERNS, Harold "Frank" (1954 - 2006)
Adrian Journal, 7 June 2006
Harold "Frank" Sterns 1954-2006. Harold "Frank" Sterns went to be with the Lord on June 1, 2006. Funeral services were held Sunday, June 4, 2006 at the Adrian Christian Church in Adrian.

STERNS, Jackie J. (1929 - 1937)
From the Adrian Journal, Thursday, February 4, 1937. Submitted by Sandee Hubbard
JACKIE J. STERNS DEAD -  Jackie J. Sterns, 7-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Iva Sterns, died at the family home in Shawnee township, Monday, February 1st. Jackie was born near Altona, Mo., October 4, 1929. He became sick about six months ago and has suffered much through his sickness, but never too much to have a smile for all who come, and when as long as he could speak, his little songs could be heard.
All that parents and friends could do was done to keep him here, but Jesus said, “Suffer little children to come unto me for of such is the kingdom of heaven.” On the first day of February 1937 God called Jackie home, where he will be waiting and watching for daddy, mamma, brothers, sisters and friends and we know he wants to see us all again. Jackie J. S. was 7 years, 3 months and 27 days old. He leaves to mourn, father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Ive Sterns; three brothers, Kermit, Snow and Harold Martz of the home; two sisters Mrs. Orville DeShazer of Harrisonville, and Bonnie Bea Sterns of the home. Jackie was loved by all who knew him. Funeral services were held from the home Wednesday afternoon, February 3, conducted by the Rev. Fred H. Terry. Burial was made in the Altona cemetery by the Creath & Six funeral service.

STEWART, Bobbie Ann (?? - 2008)
Kansas City Star, 2 July 2008
Bobbie Ann Stewart, 55, of Osceola, Mo., formerly of Kansas City, died June 30,, in Osceola, Mo. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 5, 2008 at the Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel in Osceola, Mo. Final disposition will be cremation.

STEWART, Catherine Edna (1917 - 2008)
Atkinson Funeral Home
Catherine Edna Stewart, December 9, 1917 - September 17, 2008. Catherine Edna Stewart, 90, Archie, MO, died Wednesday, September 17, 2008 at Heartland of Willow Lane in Butler, MO. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 AM Saturday, September 20, 2008 at the First Baptist Church in Archie with visitation from 9:00-10:00 AM Saturday at the church. Burial will be in Crescent Hill Cemetery, Adrian, MO. Contributions may be made to Alzheimer’s Association, Heartland Chapter, 3846 West 75th Street, Prairie Village, KS 66208 or Heartland Hospice, 4 West Ohio Street, Suite 2-B, Butler, MO 64730.

STILES, Jacob E. (1986 - 2006)
St. Clair County Courier, 15 December 2006
Funeral services for Jacob E. Stiles, 20, formerly of Coral Springs, Fla., was held on Friday, Dec. 8, at the Knox Presbyterian Church. Interment was in Oak Hill Cemetery, Butler. Born Nov. 20, 1986, in Plantation, Fla., he died Saturday, Dec. 2, 2006, in Dallas. Jacob grew up in Naperville, attended Wheatland and White Eagle Elementary Schools and was a 2005 graduate of Neuqua Valley High School, where he was a varsity swimmer and editor of the academic section of the yearbook. Jacob was currently in his sophomore year at Southern Methodist University, SMU, in Dallas, where he was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon, SAE, fraternity and most recently had been named SMU's "Mr. University". While growing up in Naperville, Jacob was a lifeguard and swim team member at White Eagle Country Club and was a member of Knox Presbyterian Church. He had a talent with computers and enjoyed watching movies. Jacob is survived by his parents, Thomas and Rhonda Stiles of Naperville; sister, Amelia Stiles of Minneapolis; paternal grandparents, William and Laveta Stiles of Kansas City; maternal grandparents, Glen and Marjorie Askew of Eagle Rock; and many aunts, uncles and cousins. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Children's Miracle Network at www.childrensmiraclenetwork.org or 801-278-8900, in memory of Jacob E. Stiles. Arrangements were made by Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home, Naperville, 630-355-0213.

STILL, Velma Laveta Scott (1908 - 2007)
Nevada Daily Mail, Friday, November 16, 2007
Velma Laveta Scott Still, 99, Nevada, passed away on Thursday, Nov. 15, 2007, at Moore-Few Care Center in Nevada following a brief illness. She was born April 20, 1908, in Nevada, to Chester Withrow and Emma Ann Ball Withrow. She married Virgil O. Scott in March 1927 and he preceded her in death in August 1954. Later she married Earl Still in July 1959 in Nevada, and he preceded her in death. Velma was born and raised in Nevada and spent most of all of her life here. She worked for a number of years at Wigg's and Pokorny's drug stores. She was a charter member of the Nevada Assembly of God and a member of the Nevada B.P.O.E. Does 564 and also served as chaplain. Survivors include two daughters, Patricia Sue Rich and her husband Wilford, Nevada, and Sarah Claspill and her husband Tom, Nevada; two daughters-in-law, Margaret Scott and Patricia Stark, both of Nevada; eight grandchildren, Charles L. Scott, Milo, Mo., Pat Arnold, Nevada, Chris McCarty, Nevada, Greg Scott, Hepler, Kan., Barry Scott, Nevada, Deb Asberry, Nevada, Brandon Claspil Willard, Mo., and Vickie Meyers, Bonner Springs, Kan.; 27 great-grandchildren; 15 great-great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by two sons, Ray and Bill Scott, two infants at births, six sisters, and one great-greatgranddaughter, Zoey Ipock. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Monday, Nov. 19, at Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada, with the Rev. Ted Furry officiating. Interment will follow in Newton Burial Park, Nevada, Mo. Friends may call now and until the hour of service and the family receives friends 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Sunday evening, Nov. 18, at the funeral home.

STILWELL, Martha Mildred (1909 - 1997)
From the Kansas City Star. Submitted by Sandee Hubbard
Martha Mildred Stilwell 87, Butler, formerly of Amsterdam, Mo., died Wednesday May 21, 1997, at the Bates County Memorial Hospital, Butler, Mo. Funeral and Eastern Star Services will be 1:30 p.m. Saturday, May 24 at the Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel, Butler, Mo. Burial in the Adam Howell Cemetery near Virginia, Mo. Visitation will be from 12:30-1:30 p.m. Saturday, prior to the service at the Chapel. Contributions may be made to the Amsterdam United Methodist Church.

STILWELL, William (1909 - 1982)
From the Headliner January 28, 1982. Submitted by Sandee Hubbard
William Stilwell - Mr. William Stilwell, 72, died January 23, 1982 at his home in Amsterdam. He was born June 18 1909 in New York city and was the adopted son of Frank and Emma Stilwell. Mr. Stilwell lived most of his life in Bates County. He was an electrician at Westinghouse Electric and the Lake City Army Ammunitions Plant for several years. He was a member of the United Methodist Church of Amsterdam. He served in the military for four years during World War II, and was stationed in the Pacific Theater. He married Mildred Hughes Jackson on November 20, 1946. She survives, as do two step daughters, Mrs. Edith Cutburth of Paola, Ks. And Mrs. Evelyn Stanfill of Amoret; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. The funeral service was a 2:30 p.m. January 25 at the Amsterdam United Methodist Church with Rev. David Nicholson officiating. Burial was in the Adam Howell Cemetery. Mangold Funeral Home, LaCygne, was in charge of arrangements.

STITT, Melvin Arthur  (1934 - 2005)
Adrian Journal, 21 December 2005
Melvin A. Stitt 1934 - 2005. Melvin Arthur Stitt, 71, Amsterdam, MO, died Monday, December 12, 2005 at his home. Funeral services were held Saturday, December 17 at Atkinson Chapel, Adrian, MO.

STOUT, Henry Arthur 
(1923 - 2005)
Adrian Journal, 3 August 2005
Henry Arthur Stout 1923-2005  - Henry Arthur Stout, age 82, passed away Sunday, July 31, 2005 at the Bates County Memorial Hospital in Butler. Arthur was born April 19, 1923 in Clarksburg, Missouri, the son of Henry Arthur and Bertha Mae Mock Stout. Funeral services were held Wednesday, August 3, 2005 at 2:00 pm at the Underwood-Steinbeck-Brandtonies Funeral Home with Pastor Karen Sheldon officiating. Burial was in the Green Lawn Cemetary in Rich Hill, MO. Arrangements were under the direction of the Underwood-Steinbeck-Brandtonies Funeral Home of Butler, MO.

STRAFFORD, Patricia Lou
(1937 - 2007)
Nevada Daily Mail, Tuesday, August 21, 2007
Patricia Lou Strafford, 70, El Dorado Springs, passed away on Friday, Aug. 17, at her home in El Dorado Springs. She was born Aug. 3, 1937, in Kansas City, Kan., to Ralph E. Mayden and Irene M. Hatfield Mayden. Patricia was born in Kansas City, Kan., and graduated from the Parsons High School, Parsons, Kan., in 1955. She came to Richards, Mo., in 1976. Patricia was a homemaker most of her life. She also lived in Nevada and for the past 20 years in rural El Dorado Springs in Vernon County. She was a member of the El Dorado Springs Eagles Lodge. Survivors include one son, Randall Eugene Dugan and his wife Cheryl, Nevada; two daughters, Pamela Irene Oakley and her husband Raymond, Altamont, Kan., Laurie Ann Selsor, Carthage, Mo.; six grandchildren, Deanna Otter, Monica Smith, Douglas E. Oakley, Daniel E Oakley, Derick E. Oakley and Matthew Selsor; two great grandchildren, Gavin and Nicholus; one brother, Ronald Mayden, Kansas City, Kan., and one sister Barbara Rodriques, Kansas City, Mo. She was preceded in death by her step-parents, Fred and Irene Myers who raised her. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 23, at Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada, with John Nichols officating. Interment will follow in Richland Cemetery, Richards, Mo. Friends may call now and until the hour of service at Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada.

STRAUCH, Jerry 
(1930 - 2009)
Kansas City Star, June 2009
Jerry Strauch, age 79, Roach, Mo., died June 17, 2009. Services 11 a.m. Monday, June 22, Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel, Butler, Mo., (660) 679-6555. Visitation 10-11 a.m. Monday at the chapel. Burial at Oak Hill Cemetery, Butler. Contributions, American Heart Assoc. or a charity of choice. U.S. Navy, Korean conflict.

STRINGBERG, Naomi Mae  (1931 - 2006)
St. Clair County Courier,  24 February 2006
Naomi Mae Stringberg, 74, Garden City, formerly of Humansville, died Sunday, Feb. 12, 2006, in Adrian Manor Nursing Home, Adrian. The daughter of William Guy and Gladys Norwood Cooper, she was born in Wyandotte County, Kan., on Oct. 14, 1931. Naomi and Arthur E. Stringberg were married on July 29, 1949. He preceded her in death march 16, 1999. Her parents and a brother, Ermal Guy Cooper, also preceded her in death. She and Arthur moved from Pleasant Hill in 1989 to a small farm northwest of Humansville. Survivors include three children, David Stringberg, Kansas City, Debi Yeager, Adrian and Diana Schrock, garden City; nine grandchildren; and six great grandchildren. A memorial service was Friday, Feb. 17 in Springfield National Cemetery. Services were under the direction of Murray Funeral Home.

SULLINS, Richard Ely
(?? - 2008)
Kansas City Star, 30 October 2008
Richard Ely Sullins, 72, of Papinville, Mo., passed away Tuesday, October 28, 2008. Funeral services 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 1, Underwood-Brandtonies Funeral Home, Butler, Mo. Visitation 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30, at the funeral home. Arr.: Underwood-Brandtonies Funeral Home (660) 679-3121.

SUTTON, James (1941 - 2009)
Atkinson Funeral Home
James Sutton, September 22, 1941 - August 25, 2009. James "Jim" Sutton, 67, Drexel, MO, died Tuesday, August 25, 2009 at his home. Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, August 29, 2009 at the Atkinson Chapel in Harrisonville, MO. Visitation will be held from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Friday, August 28 at the Atkinson Chapel in Archie, MO. Burial will be in Crescent Hill Cemetery, Adrian, MO. Memorial contributions may be made to Odyssey Hospice, 800 East 101st Terrace, Suite 150, Kansas City, MO 64131 or to the American Cancer Society, KC Metro Office, 6700 Antioch Road, Suite 100, Merriam, KS 66204-1200. Jim was born September 22, 1941 in Harrisonville, MO, the son of James Logan and Lora Levon (Goddard) Sutton. He married Lavonne Limpus on October 16, 1960 at the Archie Methodist Church in Archie. To this union two sons were born, Jeffrey D. and Johnny L. Sutton. Jim worked for Bendix Corp. and other companies until 1969 at which time his father and mother-in-law, Lyle and Ruby Limpus, asked him to come to work for them at Limpus Quarries, where he worked until 1982. He then decided to start his own business, Sutton Trucking, Inc. He retired in 2005 and his sons, Johnny and Jeffrey now operate the family business. Jim loved to travel; he took his granddaughter to Africa and his grandson to Alaska and all over the United States. He enjoyed his trips to Texas in the winter and the many friends he made. He enjoyed fishing and trucking. Jim was preceded in death by his father, James L. Sutton and his mother and father-in-law, Lyle and Ruby Limpus. He is survived by his wife, Lavonne, of the home; his mother, Lora Levon Sevy, Adrian, MO; two sons, Jeff Sutton and his son, Cody, Archie, MO and Johnny Sutton and his wife, Robin and their daughter, Jessica, Drexel, MO; two brothers, Dennis Sutton and his wife, Patty, Butler, MO and Wayne Sutton and his wife, Vicky, Archie, MO; two sisters, Sandy Tallman and her husband, Donnie, Adrian, MO and Ronda Wernex and her husband, Jim, Freeman, MO; brothers-in-law, Ron Limpus and his wife, Linda, Harrisonville, MO and Harlan Limpus and Lila, Lake Winnebago, MO and many nephews and nieces. Jim also leaves his other family, all of the employees at Sutton Trucking. Jim’s message to all his family and friends after being diagnosed with cancer was, life is short, enjoy every minute to the fullest; hold your family close; every minute is precious and take time to smell the roses. “To live in hearts we leave behind -- is not to die.” .......by Lavonne Sutton.

SWAIN, Doris (1915 - 2008)
Kansas City Star, 9 July 2008
Swain, Doris - Doris Swain, 92, Butler, Mo., died July 7, 2008. Funeral services 10 a.m. Saturday, July 12, Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel, Butler (660) 679-6555. Visitation 5 to 6:30 p.m. Friday, at the Chapel. Burial Mulberry Cemetery, Amoret. Contributions St. Matthew Lutheran Church.

SWAIN, Doris Elizabeth (1915 - 2008)
Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel Inc.
Doris Elizabeth Swain, November 15, 1915 - July 7, 2008. Funeral services for Doris Swain of Butler, Missouri will be 10 a.m. Saturday, July 12, 2008 at Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel (660-679-6555) in Butler with Pastor Fred Schmidt officiating. Visitation, 5-6:30 p.m. Friday, July 11 at Schowengerdt Chapel. Burial, Mulberry Cemetery, Amoret, Missouri. Contributions, St. Matthew Lutheran Church. Doris Elizabeth Swain, age 92 of Butler, Missouri died Monday, July 7, 2008 at Bates County Memorial Hospital in Butler. She was born September 15, 1915 to William Jewett and Ruth Kelley Taylor in Forest City, Iowa. Doris is survived by two sons, Robert Swain and wife Alma of Foristell, Missouri and Donald Swain and wife Darla of Kansas City, Missouri; two daughters, Rose Marie Herchen and husband Arthur of Suwanee, Georgia and Margaret McLaughlin and husband Jim of Butler, Missouri; 10 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and nephews and nieces. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Phillip in 1990; one brother, Carroll Taylor; and two sisters, Reba Powers and Marjorie Gorball.

SWIFT, Caroline Louise (1928 - 2006)
Adrian Journal, 17 May 2006
Caroline Louise Swift 1928 - 2006. Caroline Louise Swift, age 78 of Adrian, Missouri, died Friday, May 12, 2006 at her home in Adrian, surrounded by all of her children. Mass of Christian Burial was held Tuesday, May 16 at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Butler.


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