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VANBUSKIRK, Edmond Eugene (1925 - 2007)
Hill & Son Funeral Homes, LCC, Appleton City, Missouri
Edmond Eugene VanBuskirk, son of James Floyd and Elizabeth Kathleen (Carrier) VanBuskirk, was born in Rockville, Missouri August 27, 1925. He passed away November 28 2007 at St. Johns Medical Center in Joplin, Missouri at 82 years of age. Edmond lived in the Appleton City, Missouri area all of his life. On September 16, 1946 Edmond and Lois Jean Culbertson were united in marriage in Fort Scott, Kansas and to this union three children were born. He farmed and had worked as custodian at Montrose Public School for 16 years. He was Sunday School Director at the First Baptist Church for 35 years and retired as custodian for the church in August of 2005 after approximately 30 years of service. He held a membership at the Appleton City First Baptist Church and also the Church of God (Holiness). Mr. VanBuskirk dedicated his life to his family and The Church. He enjoyed baseball and liked listening to ball games on the radio.  He was preceded in death by his parents.  Survivors include his wife, Lois of Appleton City; his children, Shirley and husband Michael Gwin of Romayor, Texas, Linda and husband Steve Saia of Carl Junction, Missouri, and Terry VanBuskirk of Appleton City, Missouri; one sister Lavon and husband Jim Sommers of Loveland, Colorado; a brother-in-law Leon Culbertson and wife Anna; seven grandchildren: Shawn Gwin, Amy (Gwin) Smith, Matthew Dutton, Lindsay Dutton, Jeremy VanBuskirk, Corey VanBuskirk, and Jared VanBuskirk; and six great-grandchildren.  Service: First Baptist Church in Appleton City, Missouri on Saturday, December 1, 2007 at 10:30 a.m.  Ministers: Pastor John Scofield and Reverend Chad Pollard. Visitation: Hill & Son Funeral Home in Appleton City, Missouri on Friday, November 30, 2007 from 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. Interment: Appleton City Cemetery in Appleton City, Missouri. Memorials: Alzheimers Association or Appleton City Cemetery Association.

VANSLYKE, Bessie Lorene (1928 - 2005)
Adrian Journal, 21 December 2005
Bessie Lorene VanSlyke 1928 - 2005.  Bessie Lorene VanSlyke, 77, passed away on December 15, 2005 at Cass Medical Center. Services were held Monday, December 19 at the Atkinson Funeral Home in Adrian.

VAN Tyle, Hazel C. (1915 - 2008)
Mullinax Funeral Home
Hazel C. Van Tyle, May 19, 1915 - July 9, 2008 - Hazel C. Van Tyle, 93 of Drexel, Mo., passed away July 9, 2008, at Louisburg Healthcare & Rehabilitation, Louisburg, Kan. Hazel was born May 19, 1915 east of Adrian, Mo., a daughter of Milton Warren and Clara Bell (Wier) McMeins. She attended cosmetology school in Kansas City, Kan., and married Clifford “Van” Van Tyle December 24, 1949. They were married 1 and ½ miles south of Drexel on a beautiful farm, and later honeymooned in Victor and Cripple Creek, Colo., where they later resided. After Hazel became homesick, they moved back to this area. Hazel owned and operated a beautician’s shop in Rosedale, Kan., for many years. She will also be remembered as a loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. Hazel was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, with whom she fell in love at the age of 16, four sisters, and two brothers. She is survived by her son, Steve Van Tyle of LaCygne, Kan., one brother, Wayne McMeins and wife Nora of Lee’s Summit, Mo., and one sister, Bernice Angle of Adrian, Mo. She is also survived by her two grandchildren, Chris and wife Paula Van Tyle of LaCygne, and Amanda Van Tyle of Overland Park, Kan., and one great-grandchild, Paytyn Elizabeth Van Tyle of LaCygne. Visitation will be from 10-11am Saturday, July 12, at the South Fork Baptist Church, Drexel. A funeral service will follow at 11am, with Pastor Steve Bartholomew officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Lawn Cemetery, LaCygne, Kan.

VERMILLION, Bess B. (1920 - 2008)
Cass County Democrat Republican, 24 April 2008
Bess B. Vermillion - July 5, 1920 - April 20, 2008 - Bess Bradley Vermillion, 87, Adrian, died April 20, 2008. She was born July 5, 1920, in Pondfork, the daughter of James Henry and Rosa Belle (Guthery) Bradley. Services were April 22 at the Atkinson Chapel, Harrisonville, with burial in East Lawn Cemetery, Springfield, under the direction of Atkinson Funeral Home, Harrisonville.

VERMILLION, Beulah (1920 - 2008)
Kansas City Star, 22 April 2008
Beulah "Bess" Vermillion, 87, Adrian, MO, died April 20, 2008. Funeral services 10 am Tuesday April 22, at the Atkinson Chapel, Harrisonville, MO, with visitation from 9-10 am. Graveside services 2 pm Tuesday at East Lawn Cemetery, Springfield, MO. (Arr: Atkinson Funeral Home 816-380-3268).

VERMILLION, Roy Winfred (1925 - 2005)
Adrian Journal, 31 August 2005
Roy Winfred Vermillion 1925-2005 - Roy Winfred Vermillion, age 80 of Butler, Missouri died Wednesday, August 24, 2005 at St. Joseph Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri. Graveside services were Saturday, August 27, 2005 at the Virginia Cemetery in Virginia, Missouri with Pastor Charles Mathis officiating.

VOGELER, Hazel R. (1921 - 2005)
Adrian Journal, 4 January 2006
Mrs. Hazel R. Vogeler 1921 - 2005. Mrs. Hazel R. Vogeler,84, died Tuesday, December 27, 2005 at her home in Archie. Funeral services were held Friday, December 30, 2005 at the Dickey Funeral Home in Garden City, MO.