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BABCOCK, Christopher Lee
b: abt 1979
d: Dec 19 1991, Missouri
bur:
Mineral Creek Cemetery, Leeton, Johnson Co, MO
arr: Sickman & Dunning Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Christopher Lee Babcock, 12 years old, Leeton rural route, died Thursday, December 19, 1991, as the result of a truck accident. He is survived by his parents, Jon and Laura Babcock, of the home; two brothers, Joseph Andrew Babcock and Scott Anthony Babcock, both of the home. Christopher attended the Assembly of God Church in Warrensburg. Funeral services will be Saturday at Sickman-Dunning Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Mineral Creek cemetery at Leeton.

BABLER, Oda B. AURAND
b: Feb 21 1869, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
d: Jun 18 1900, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery BA-BO, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Death spares no one but visits all alike, breaking up many happy homes and parting us from our loved ones. And one of Clinton's most popular young ladies has been taken to a brighter and better world - Mrs. J. L. Babler, nee Oda B. Aurand. She was born and reared to womanhood in our midst and attended both Franklin Public School and Baird College and later attended Hardin College where she received the medal in art. Since being out of school, her sole aim has been to minister to her aged father and mother and make their lives happy but since losing her father almost three years ago she has been almost heartbroken. Since then she lived with her mother and has been a great comforter to her, until five months ago, when she plighted her troth with J. L. Babler, a prominent young attorney of ElDorado Springs, and had she been spared, would have made the home of her chosen life companion a paradise on earth. She had been ill for a number of months with a complication of diseases and all that loving hands and the best medical skill could do was done, but to no avail. Her Savior called her to that world on high and at 11 p.m. Monday she breathed her last and her spirit winged its flight to the angels. Funeral services were held at the residence of her mother, Mrs. Wm. Aurand on South Second Street. Those who attended the funeral from a distance were H. J. and Miss Marie Babler of ElDorado, brother and sister of the deceased's husband, and the deceased's sister, Mrs. Rev. Walker and family of Freeman.

BABLER, Reba E.
b: Jun 30 1901, Roscoe, St. Clair Co, MO
d: Apr 10 1996, ElDorado Springs, Cedar Co, MO
bur:
Osceola Cemetery, Osceola, St. Clair Co, MO
arr: Sheldon-Goodrich Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Mrs. Reba E. Babler, 94, Osceola, died Wednesday, April 10, 1996, at Community Nursing Home in ElDorado Springs. Mrs. Babler was born in Roscoe and was a lifelong area resident. She was a member of the Roscoe Christian Church. She is survived by two dear friends, Cecil and Bettie Bolander of Osceola; two sisters-in-law, Alice Bartlett of Butler and Catherine Neuenschwander of Livermore, California. Funeral services will be Friday, April 12 at the Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel in Osceola. Burial in Osceola Cemetery.

BACHLER, Arthur Leroy
b: Aug 3 1922, Anderson, McDonald Co, MO
d: May 8 1993, Harrisonville, Cass Co, MO
bur:
Holden Cemetery, Holden, Johnson Co, MO
arr: Ben Cast & Son-Wood Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Arthur Leroy Bachler, 70, Holden, passed away Saturday, May 8, 1993, at Camden Health Center in Harrisonville. He was born August 3, 1922 in Anderson, Mo. the son of Grover Elijah and Mabel Nora (Culp) Bachler. He married Vivian L. Hickman on July 18, 1952 in Bentonville, Ark. Mr. Bachler had lived in Anderson and Joplin before moving to Holden in 1963. Mr. Bachler was an Army veteran of World War II and continued a military career in the Missouri National Guard retiring as Chief Warrant Officer (CW4) in 1982. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Holden, a member of the Holden Optimist Club. Holden Veterans of Foreign Wars, and of the American Legion Post in Holden. He received national recognition in the early 1980s for organizing and leading the Holden Eagle Recruits, a service organization for underprivileged boys and girls. He leaves his wife, Vivian Bachler, of the home; two daughters, Judy Gay Dierking, Marshall, and Diana Lee Collins, Harrisonville; one brother, Olin Bachler, Katy, Texas; one sister, Betty Bone, Anderson; and eight grandchildren. Funeral services were Tuesday, May 11, 1993 at Ben Cast & Son-Wood Funeral Home, Holden. Burial was in Holden Cemetery.

BACHNAK, Francis J.
b: May 2 1915, DeLancey, PA
d: Apr 16 2000, Plattsburg, Clinton Co, MO
bur: Calvary Cemetery, Plattsburg, Clinton Co, MO

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 18 2000 - Rev. Francis J. Bachnak, 84, Plattsburg, died Sunday, April 16, 2000, at his home in Plattsburg. Fr. Bachnak was born May 2, 1915 in DeLancey, Pennsylvania. He finished his theology studies at St. Francis Seminary, Loretto, Pennsylvania. He was ordained April 17, 1943, at The Cathedral, Detroit, Michigan. His assignments were assistant at the Cathedral, Kansas City, Guardian Angel, Kansas City, St. Loysius, Kansas City; pastor at St. Catherine, Osceola, Holy Rosary, Clinton, Sacred Heart, Kansas City, St. Ann, Independence, St. Therese, Kansas City, Mt. Mary, Carrollton, St. Ann, Plattsburg, until his retirement July 1, 1991. He continued living in Plattsburg until his death. Fr. Bachnak was preceded in death by his parents, Louis A. Bachnak and Anna V. Bachnak and four brothers. He is survived by nieces and nephews. Funeral mass will be Wednesday at the St. Ann's Catholic Church, Plattsburg. Burial in Calvary Cemetery, Plattsburg.

BACKES, Martha Viola CRIST
b: Feb 17 1917, Los Angeles, CA
d: Apr 30 1994, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery BA-BO, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
arr: Sickman & Dunning Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Martha Viola Backes, 77 of Clinton, died Saturday, April 30, 1994, at the Golden Valley Memorial Hospital in Clinton after a short illness. She had lived for 43 years in Henry County, moving here from Watonga, Ok. in 1951. Mrs. Backes was born in Los Angeles, Ca., on February 17, 1917, the daughter of Rhoda Ann Roach Crist and Harry C. Crist. On April 22, 1933, she was married to Lewis Joseph Backes. Five children were born to this union. She is survived by her three daughters. Mrs. Kenneth (Martha) Dody of Deepwater, Mrs. Lou (Rose) McVey of Independence, and Mrs. Jerry (Barbara) Shaw of Acworth, Ga.; three granddaughters, Mrs. Bill (Patsy) Smith and Mrs. Jimmie (Betty) Scott, both of Clinton, and Miss Juanita McVey of Independence: one grandson. Louie McVey II of Independence; three great-grandchildren, Kenny and Emilie Scott and Caleb Smith, all of Clinton. Besides her parents and her husband, she was preceded in death by two sons, one as an infant, Joseph Henry, and Robert Joseph (Bob) Backes. She was a member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church. Martha will be greatly missed by her family and friends. Funeral services were held at the Sickman and Dunning Chapel on Tuesday, May 3, 1994. Burial was in the Englewood Cemetery in Clinton.

BACKHUS, Gertrude Florence "Trudy" DONALDSON
b: Mar 7 1925
d: Sep 30 2003
bur:
Urich Cemetery, Bogard Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Consalus Funeral Homes

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Oct 1 2003 - Gertrude Florence Backhus (Trudy to all who knew her) was born March 7, 1925, daughter of Aldbert and Sophia Richardson Donaldson and died Tuesday, September 30, 2003. Funeral services will be held Friday, October 3, at the Consalus-Bradley Chapel, Urich. She worked for more than 50 years in the dry cleaning business. She started her career in Kansas City as a cleaner and presser. She also worked in Harrisonville and Clinton. She helped Asher Williams establish the home delivery route in Clinton many, many years ago. Preceding her in death was her husband, Gus. She will be mourned by friends, neighbors, sisters and brothers, including (as she called them) her surrogate children, Kent and Debbie Leonard and grandchildren, Deidra and Steven Leonard; a brother, Ralph (Bud) Donaldson, Rochester, Washington; a sister, Betty J. Robison and husband, Rob, Pensacola, Florida; numerous nieces, nephews, grandnieces, nephews, great-grand-nieces and nephews, but most of all she will be mourned by her cats, S.A., T.D. Bear and Limpy.

BACKHUS, Gustaf A.
b: Jul 30 1914
d: Apr 14 1992, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Urich Cemetery, Bogard Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Consalus Funeral Homes

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Gustaf A. Backhus, 77, Rt. 2, Blairstown, died Tuesday, April 14, 1992 at Golden Valley Hospital in Clinton. He is survived by his wife Gertrude; one sister and three brothers. Funeral services will be Saturday, April 17, 1992 at the Trinity Lutheran Church. Burial will be in the Urich Cemetery.

BACKMAN, Ida TUBBESING
b: Dec 9 1903, E of Quarles, Henry Co, MO
d: Nov 20 1952, Rolla, Phelps Co, MO

Ida Tubbesing Backman Dies - Many Henry Countians were saddened at news of the death of Mrs. R. H. Backman, the former Ida Tubbesing, on Nov. 20, 1952, at a Rolla, MO, hospital which she entered Nov. 18 when her condition became critical. She went by ambulance from her home at St. James, MO, and was placed in an oxygen tent but never regained consciousness. Ida, daughter of Henry and Isabelle Stutte Tubbesing, was born Dec. 9, 1903, one mile east of Quarles. There she grew to young womanhood, attending the Comer grade school and the Shawnee Mound high school, and at an early age she became a member of the Quarles Baptist Church. As a young woman she was a telephone operator in St. Louis for several years. On Nov. 27, 1929, she married Rinehard H. Backman and to this union three children were born: Annabelle (now Mrs. Wm. Lore of Granite City, IL), Charles, 16, and Helen, 8, of the home. Shortly after her marriage she was confirmed in the Lutheran Church and as long as health permitted she was active in all church and community affairs. The Backmans first established their home in St. Louis, later moving to Chicago, and six years ago to Cuba, MO. Last spring they moved near St. James, MO, where Mr. Backman operated a large registered Angus farm. Mrs. Backman had suffered from a serious heart condition and complications for several years but was always prone to overtax her strength. She had made plans for a family reunion Nov. 27, at the home of her sister, Mrs. Anna Manning of Jefferson City, celebrating Thanksgiving, the Backmans' 23rd wedding anniversary and Mr. Backman's birthday. Mrs. Backman had the love and respect of every community in which she lived. With the sterling qualities which characterize her family, her life was one of usefulness and blessing. This was reflected in the many expressions of sympathy that came from relatives and friends everywhere. Survivors, besides her husband and children, above mentioned, are two sisters, Mrs. Anna Manning, Jefferson City, and Miss Ruby Tubbesing, Kansas City; two brothers, Garrett Tubbesing, Blairstown, and Henry Tubbesing, Clinton. A sister, Mrs. Audie Childers, died a few months ago. Funeral services were held at St. John's Lutheran Church at St. James Nov. 23, with burial in the Masonic Cemetery there. A lovely musical number for the service was given by a prize winning teenage choir from Cuba of which Charles Backman had been a member. Mr. and Mrs. Garrett Tubbesing, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Tubbesing and daughter, Miss Gretchen, attended last rites. The two brothers and wives also drove to Rolla Thursday to see Mrs. Backman just before her death.

BADGETT, Millie Alsada WATSON
b: Apr 12 1864, Dallas, TX
d: Mar 21 1937, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Antioch Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Consalus Funeral Homes

Clinton MO - Millie A. Badgett, old and good colored woman resident of Clinton for almost 60 years, died at her home at 9:00 p.m. Saturday. She was the mother of a very large family and for many years faithfully served the white families of the community. Millie, who was 72 years old, was buried in the colored cemetery north of town, following the service Wednesday at the colored Methodist church. Consalus and Peck in charge.

BAER, Stevia GREEN
b: Jul 5 1902, Osceola, St. Clair Co, MO
d: Jan 24 1996, Lowry City, St. Clair Co, MO
bur:
Osceola Cemetery, Osceola, St. Clair Co, MO
arr: Sheldon-Goodrich Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Mrs. Stevia Baer, 93, Osceola, died Wednesday, January 24, 1996, at Truman Lake Manor in Lowry City. Mrs. Baer was born in Osceola and was a lifelong resident. She was a longtime teacher at Osceola High School. She was a longtime member of the Grace United Methodist Church and the Osceola Garden Club. She is survived by one son, Lt. General (Retired) Robert J. Baer of Fairfax Station, Virginia; two daughters, Mrs. Jacqueline Buttram of St. Louis and Mrs. Sue Higgins of Osceola; two brothers, Charles H. Green Jr. of Los Fresnos, Texas, and Will Lucan Green of Oroville, Calif.; two sisters, Lula Wilcher of Vera Beach, Florida, and Sue B. Green of Tucson, Arizona; 11 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; one brother-in-law, Robert Mitchell of Tucson, Arizona; one sister-in-law, Mathilde Baer of California, Mo. Funeral services will be Saturday, January 27 at the Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel in Osceola. Burial will be in the Osceola Cemetery.

BAGBY, Harold Gustin
b: Jul 21 1928, Bates City, Lafayette Co, MO
d: Sep 24 2007, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
arr:
Vansant-Mills Funeral Home
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Oct 12 2007 - Harold G. "Jack" Bagby, 79, Clinton, died September 24, 2007, at his home. Jack was born in Bates City to Noah Franklin and Lydia Fern (Nation) Bagby on July 21, 1928. He was married to Katherine Suzanne Pearman, who preceded him in death in 2001. He was a dry waller, retiring in 1992. He was a member of the Elks Lodge #1034. He was preceded in death by his wife Katherine; three sisters, Margaret Lisher, anna Bell Clary and Evelyn Eakins, and two brothers, Ralph and Walter Bagby. Jack is survived by a son, Michael Bagby, Nevada, Missouri; four daughters, Linda Simsheuser and husband Ron, Clinton, Judy Bagby, Odessa, Shandra Stark and husband Dexter, Blue Springs, and Karen Miller, Belton; brother, James “Bud” Bagby, Grandview; and sister, Hazel Smith, Billings, Montana; twelve grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren. Memorial services were held at the Vansant-Mills Chapel on Friday, September 28.

BAGBY, Katherine Suzanne PEARMAN
b: Jan 21 1934, Pleasant Valley, Clay Co, MO
d: Feb 1 2001, near Clinton, Henry Co, MO
arr:
Vansant-Mills Funeral Home
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Feb 20 2001 - Katherine Suzanne Bagby, daughter, of Mr. and Mrs. Donald Pearman, was born January 21, 1934, in Pleasant Valley and died at her home in rural Clinton on February 1, 2001, at the age of 67 years. Three years ago Jack and Suzanne made Clinton their home after having lived 43 years in South Kansas City. In life Suzanne's home was a place of comfort, surrounded by a collection of Precious Moments figurines, Mickey Mouse memorabilia and the sounds of QVC. If a family member was sick her home was the place to be because she was "the best when you were sick". She dealt surprising well with ALS due in part to the fact that she was a very strong person. Suzanne was a woman of great faith, who firmly believed that God would not put more on a person that she could bear. She was eager to share her faith with others. Suzanne was a good witness for Christ and a member of the South Haven Baptist Church in Belton, where her beautiful voice added much to the choir. Unlike many Suzanne loved a crowd of people, so the mall was a frequent refuge for this "world class shopper". She enjoyed traveling, valued her independence, and was a person who got things done. Many things claimed her interest but nothing more than her family. Every gift or card was thoughtfully selected. She was a very generous, contributing person. Surviving are her husband, Jack Bagby whom she married December 23, 1955; a son, Michael Bagby of Freeman; a daughter, Karen Miller of Grandview; three step-daughters, Linda Simsheuser of Clinton, Judy Bagby of Odessa and Sandy Stark of Blue Springs; two sisters, Jeannie Rose and Joyce Reese, both of Apache Junction, Arizona, as well as 12 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Memorial services were held at the Vansant-Mills Chapel on Monday, February 5.

BAGLEY, DeWill Talmadge
b: Jan 13 1920, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
d: Feb 15 2004, Plano, Collin Co, TX

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Feb 20 2004 - DeWitt Talmadge Bagley, 84, died Sunday, February 15, 2004, in Plano, Texas. He was born January 13, 1920, in Kansas City to DeWitt and Anna Bagley. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Barbara Bagley, Plano; daughter Gail Gaulding and husband Ernest Quantie, Plano; two grandchildren, Meagan Dee Gaulding and Adam Cole Gaulding, both of Plano; sister Grace Seifert, Lansing, Kansas. He served in the United States Air Force in the 91st Troop Carrier Squadron. He worked for Kansas City Power and Light for 34 years and retired in 1982. He and his wife Barbara, lived in Clinton before moving to Plano. A memorial service will be held at Ted Dickey Funeral Home Chapel, Saturday, February 21.

BAHR, Marjorie WEBBER
b: Jan 31 1919, Mountain Home, AR
d: Jun 4 2011, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Laurel Oak Cemetery AA-BE, Windsor, Windsor Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Hadley Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jun 6 2011 - Marjorie Bahr, 92, of Clinton, Missouri, formerly of Windsor, Mo., died late Saturday evening, June 4, 2011, at the Golden Valley Memorial Hospital in Clinton, Mo. She was born January 31, 1919, in Mountain Home, Arkansas, the daughter of Henry Thomas Webber and Ada Angila (Dethridge) Webber. On November 10, 1959, in Bartlesville, Oklahoma she married Allen Gustov Bahr and he preceded her in death March 17, 1987. Marjorie was a homemaker. Many years ago, she had been a sales clerk, at both K-Mart stores and Dutch stores in Banning, California, before moving to Missouri. She had attended Park View Christian Church in Sedalia, Mo. In addition to her husband, Marjorie was preceded in death by a son, James L. Holland, 3 brothers and 3 sisters. Graveside funeral services will be Wednesday, June 8, at the Laurel Oak Cemetery.

BAILEY, Agnes DAILEY
b: Mar 24 1895, Deepwater, Henry Co, MO
d: Jun 10 1929, Deepwater, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Deepwater Cemetery, Fairview Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Agnes Daily, daughter of James and Mary Daily, was born in Deepwater, Mo., on March 24, 1895, and died in the same city on June 10, 1929, aged 34 years, two months and 26 days. She was converted in the Deepwater Presbyterian church at the age of 12, later being associated with the Baptist church, where she found those friends of her choice with whom she has always been a faithful worker and a sincere Christian. She was married to Everette T. Bailey on February 9, 1916. To this union was born one son. Left of her family, who mourn so deeply her loss at such an early age are her husband Everette T. Bailey; her son Merle, age 11 years; her mother Mary Dailey of Deepwater, Mo.; two brothers, John of Eldorado, Kansas, and James of Wink, Texas. Her father and one brother preceded her in death, the former 7 years ago, and the latter, William, but a few months. Her entire life was lived in this community where she had many friends. She was a kind neighbor, a devoted wife and a loving mother. With her family, many loving friends join in that sincere grief that comes to us so strongly knowing that Agnes is to be with us here no more. We sorrow not as those who have no hope but humbly bow to the will of the Master, who makes no mistakes, and hope to meet again where partings come no more. Funeral services were held from the Baptist church in Deepwater Wednesday afternoon. The body was laid to rest in the K. of P. Cemetery nearby.

BAILEY, Anna B. BENEZE
b: Oct 28 1930, Decatur, Macon Co, IL
d: May 22 1997, Windsor, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Mineral Creek Cemetery, Leeton, Johnson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Anna B. Bailey, 66, Windsor, died Thursday, May 22, 1997, at her home. She was born on October 28, 1930, in Decatur, Illinois, the daughter of Eugene H. W. Beneze and Tessie Bell Haddock Beneze. On May 5, 1959, she and Glen Alley Bailey were married in Ratone, New Mexico. He preceded her in death on August 25, 1996. Mrs. Bailey was a homemaker. She was a member of the First Christian Church of Leeton and the Assembly of God in Warrensburg. She was also a member of the Eastern Star of Buckner. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Jim (Mariannena) Smith and Karla Merrill, both of Windsor; three brothers, David Beneze of Colorado Springs, Colorado, John A. Beneze of Piper City, Illinois, Phillip Beneze of Firestone, Colorado; three sisters, Mary McCain, Ester McCloy, both of Decatur, Illinois, Jane E. Taylor of Lexington, Kentucky; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Graveside services were Tuesday, May 27, at Mineral Creek Cemetery, Leeton.

BAILEY, Bennie Joe
b: Jan 19 1935, Coffeyville, KS
d: Dec 10 2008, Liberty, Clay Co, MO
bur: Hillcrest Cemetery, Excelsior Springs, Clay Co, MO
arr:
Polley Funeral Home
Bennie Joe Bailey, 73, of Excelsior Springs, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2008, at Liberty Hospital. Bennie was born Jan. 19, 1935 in Coffeyville, Kan., the son of Ernest William and Bertha May (Dobbs) Bailey. He married Mary Laverne Crowder Nov. 10, 1958 in Kansas City, Mo.; she survives of the home. In addition to his wife, survivors include: one daughter and son-in-law, Cheryl Mynatt and her husband, Randy, of Rayville; one son, Joe Bailey of Excelsior Springs; one sister, June Anzalone of Deepwater; five grandchildren and spouses, Jessica and Jason Bozarth, Mary Mynatt, Philip and Shawna Banning, Martha Mynatt and Heather Sanchez; three great-grandchildren, Reagan Bozarth and Isabella and Julian Sanchez; several nieces and nephews and extended family. His parents, one sister, Jeane Schnedicer, and three brothers, Bill Bailey, Bob Bailey and Tom Bailey, preceded him in death. Services will be Saturday, Dec. 13, at Pisgah Baptist Church in Excelsior Springs. Burial will be in Hillcrest Cemetery in Excelsior Springs. Arrangements are under the direction of Polley Funeral Home in Excelsior Springs.

BAILEY, Bertha May DOBBS
b: Nov 12 1900, Deepwater, Henry Co, MO
d: Oct 24 1963, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Maplewood Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Schaberg Funeral Home (closed)

Clinton Eye, Thurs, Oct 31 1963 - Funeral services for Mrs. Bertha Bailey, 62, Deepwater, who died Oct. 24, were held at the First Baptist Church in Deepwater on October 28. Burial was in Maplewood Cemetery, Brownington. Bertha May Dobbs, daughter of William Thomas and Elizabeth Ritter Dobbs, was born Nov. 12, 1900, in Deepwater, Mo. and on May 7, 1919, married Earnest William Bailey. Six children blessed their union, all of whom survive. Her husband preceded her in death in 1958. Early in life she accepted Christ as her Savior, and sought to rear her children in a Godly manner. She was a devoted mother and a dutiful daughter, sacrificing her own health, happiness and welfare to minister to those whom she loved. She faithfully cared for her parents in their declining years while at the same time she was rearing her own children unassisted. The major part of her life was spent in Deepwater. Mrs. Bailey had entered Clinton General Hospital on Tuesday, Oct. 22, to undergo surgery and there succumbed unexpectedly at 8:44 a.m. Thursday. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Matthew (Elizabeth Jean) Snedeker, Mrs. Vincent (Bertha June) Anzalone and four sons, Bobbie and Bennie Bailey, Kansas City, William Bailey, Groom, Texas, Thomas Bailey, Yreka, California; a sister, Mrs. Robert Webb, Manito, Illinois; four brothers, Leslie Dobbs, Deepwater, Ernest Dobbs, Benicia, California, George Dobbs, Macomb, Illinois, Charles Dobbs, Milan, Illinois; 23 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. Preceding her in death besides her husband was her father in 1954, her mother in 1958, a sister, Ann, at the age of four, two brothers, Cecil, in childbirth, and James at the age of 38.

BAILEY, Bobbie Eugene
b: Jan 3 1926, Macomb, McDonough Co, IL
d: May 9 1994, Osceola, St. Clair Co, MO
bur:
Maplewood Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Bobbie Eugene Bailey, the third child of William Ernest and Bertha May (Dobbs) Bailey, was born January 3, 1926, in Macomb, IL, and passed from this life May 9, 1994, at the Sac-Osage Hospital in Osceola at the age of 68 years. 4 months and 6 days. Due to lack of employment opportunities, the family was forced to go where the work was, so Bob spent his childhood in several different states, finally returning to Deepwater, where he spent most of the rest of his childhood. On June 29, 1953, in Clinton, he married Mae Irene Crowder and to this union six children were born. On December 16,1979, he married Margaret Yvonne Sartain and became the father of 12 children, his six children and her six children, who loved him as their own father. Bob was a personable, happy-go-lucky man, with a quick wit and who loved to tease. The family has always joked and played practical jokes on each other, and usually Bob was in the middle of all of them - either giving or receiving the brunt of the jokes. He had a way of coming up with goofy nicknames and you didn't dare show it bothered you - or you were nailed with it for life. Bob had a lot of passions - one of them was cars. From the time he could lift up a wrench or screwdriver, he had to see what made engines tick. When he was smaller, much to his mother's dismay, he even unfixed a few motors that didn't need fixed. But by the time he was a teenager, he could take a car engine apart and put it back together. Another great love he enjoyed from childhood until the Lord called him home was fishing. He especially had time to enjoy it the last fifteen years and that was when he was happiest. Today, as he takes his final rest, his children made sure his trusty rod and reel were securely within reaching distance. His son, Archie, and wife, Yvonne, were laughing happily with him on the morning of May 9 when suddenly Bobbie Eugene Bailey's life came to an end - and his son finds solace in knowing his father died as he had lived, happy and laughing and enjoying life. Bob was preceded in death by his parents, William Ernest and Bertha May Dobbs Bailey; one sister, Elizabeth Jeane (Bailey) Snedeker, and one brother, Thomas Bert Bailey. He is survived by his wife, Yvonne Bailey, of the home; two daughters, Mary June Engeman of Lowry City and Bonnie Jean Bailey of Warsaw; four sons, Leonard Ernest Bailey, David Eugene Bailey and William Benjamin Bailey, all of Lowry City, and Bobbie Lynn Bailey of Deepwater; four step-daughters, Tyra Young of Deepwater, Tamra Courtney of Harrisonville, Treva Matthews of San Diego, Ca., and Tracy Myears of Lake Andes, SD; two step-sons, Terry Childers of Oak Grove and Troy Cross of Republic; two brothers, Bennie Bailey of Excelsior Springs and Bill Bailey of Deepwater; twenty-six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. He was a special "Uncle" to all of his nieces and nephews and many other relatives and friends are left to mourn his passing. Funeral services for Bobbie Eugene Bailey were held Wednesday, May 11, 1994, at the Brownington Baptist Church. Final resting place was Maplewood Cemetery at Brownington.

BAILEY, Bobbie Lynn
b: Mar 9 1964, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
d: May 23 2005, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
bur:
Maplewood Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Vansant-Mills Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jun 15 2005 - Bobbie Lynn Bailey, son of Bobby Eugene and Mae Ryan (Crowder) Bailey, was born March 9, 1964, in Kansas City and died at Truman Medical Center West, Kansas City, May 23, 2005, at the age of 41 years. Bobbie was married to Dana Darlene Fife. He worked for Schreiber Foods in the Knock-Down Department. He was a member of the Deepwater fire Department. He is survived by his wife Dana of the home; his mother May Ryan of Lowry City; one stepdaughter Kelly Fife of the home; three brothers, David Bailey, Deepwater, Leonard Bailey, Lowry City, and William Bailey, Deepwater; two sisters, Mary Engeman of Lowry City and Bonnie Middlestate, Lincoln; his stepmother Yvonne Bailey and stepbrother Troy Cross, and a stepsister Tara Young, all of Deepwater. Funeral services were held at the Vansant-Mills Chapel Thursday, May 26. Burial was in Maplewood Cemetery, Brownington.

BAILEY, Brice James Sr.
b: Dec 22 1907, near Leeton, Henry Co, MO
d: May 4 1994, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery BA-BO, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
arr: Consalus Funeral Homes

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Brice James Bailey was born December 22, 1907, in Henry County near Leeton. He was the son of William W. and Minnie Belle Robbins Bailey. He died Wednesday, May 4, 1994, at the Westwood Nursing Center in Clinton at the age of 86. Brice attended the Hickory Grove Community School which was east of Shawnee Mound. On September 14, 1930, Brice was married to Oleta Irene Delozier in Chilhowee by her brother, Rev. Homer Delozier. She preceded him in death on July 6, 1952. On October 25, 1953, he was married to Frieda Roepe at the Lutheran parsonage in Concordia by the Rev. O. E. Heilman. She preceded him in death March 23, 1994. Brice was a farmer until 1941, when he and his brother, William, opened the John Deere implement and hardware store in Concordia. In 1959, they moved to Excelsior Springs, where they owned and operated the Ranger court Motel. In 1964, they returned to Henry County and lived on a farm until 1973, when they moved to Clinton. During these retirement years in Clinton, Brice had a woodwork Shop, where he spent many hours making beautiful furniture items for relatives and friends. He is survived by two sons, Brice J. Bailey, Jr., of Independence and Roger E. Bailey of Chillicothe; one daughter, Lois J. Dankenbring of Gilbert, Az.; two sisters, Mrs. Chester (Gladys) Sartin and Mrs. Floyd (Marjorie) Egbert, both of Windsor; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Besides his parents and both his wives, Brice was preceded in death by two brothers, William and Lyman Lee. Services were Saturday, May 7, 1994, at Consalus Chapel in Clinton. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery in Clinton.

BAILEY, Clifford Royal
b: Jul 22 1963, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
d: Aug 8 2013, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Vansant-Mills Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Sep 13 2013 - 1SG Clifford Royal Bailey, 50, rural Clinton, died Thursday, August 8, 2013, at his home. Clifford was born July 22, 1963, in Clinton, to Shandy and Virginia Bailey. He graduated from Clinton High School in 1981. Clifford was a member of Tebo Baptist Church. In May 1984, Clifford enlisted in the Missouri National Guard, serving two overseas tours in Iraq and Afghanistan with the 203rd Engineers. Clifford held the rank of First Sergeant at the time of his passing with the 294th Engineers, Carthage. On November 1, 1985, Clifford married the love of his life, Peggy. For the next 27-plus years, they raised cattle and a family together. In January 1995, they purchased Miller Auto Service from Lewis Miller, who had employed Peggy since November 1983. Peggy operated the automotive business until it closed in April 2004, due to health reasons. Clifford is survived by his wife, Peggy; their children, Colton and Abigail, all of the home, Michael Mullins, wife Aspen, their children, Gavin and Addison, Christopher Anderson, wife Pamela, daughter, Catelyn; his father, Shandy Bailey, Jr.; sister, Jettie Bailey, mother, Marion "Bug" Bailey, and grandmother, Marian Bailey, all of Clinton. Clifford was preceded in death by his mother, Virginia, in March 2012; his maternal grandparents, Clifford and Jessie Perlman, and his paternal grandfather, Shandy Bailey, Sr. Funeral services were held Monday, August 12, at Vansant-Mills Chapel, Clinton. Interment was in Clinton Memory Gardens, Clinton.

BAILEY, David Eugene Sr.
b: Nov 16 1955, Deepwater, Henry Co, MO
d: Oct 21 2008, Lowry City, St. Clair Co, MO
bur:
Maplewood Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Dec 3 2008 - David Eugene Bailey Sr. was born Nov. 16, 1955, to Mae Crowder and Bob Bailey. He died at his home on Oct. 21, 2008. He was the third child of six, Mary June, Leonard (Archie), David, Bonnie, William (Uncle Susie) and Bobbie, who preceded David in death. David had two sons, David Jr. and Bobbie; two stepsons, Ricky and David, and two stepdaughters, Dawn and Kim. Of these children, 10 grandchildren, Dalton Rayne, Skylar, Ethan, Chrissy, Ally, Shelby, Morgan, Lilia and Gabriel. David was known to all his friends as Big Dave, to all extended family as Uncle Dave and to all the children as Papa. He loved his family and friends above all and put their needs and wants before his own. His generosity exceeded that of a saint and he was always willing and happy to be of help. David was truly a blessing to all who knew him. He had this infectious smile that spread to every face he looked upon. It often meant he had just done something really, really good or really, really bad. Whatever the case, he always made you smile. For the majority of David's life he drove over the road and took great pride in his work. He loved to share his stories of what he had seen or who he had met on the road and left a trail of friends all over the United States. He was an exceptional mechanic and was often fixing somebody's vehicle when he was in off the road or working/playing on the farm with son-in-law/partner in crime Kyle. He had a unique gift of trade, a sly skill to wheel and deal and he loved it with a passion. With a few words from his silver tongue, he could get you to trade your own mother. He was the world's greatest Papa and had a slew of T-shirts that declared it and he wore them proudly. He took great pleasure in being a grandfather and drowned them well with love and affection. David was a Christian man, and although fell short (as we all do), he loved the Lord and did his best to be obedient. In as much, it is certain his place is secured in Heaven. Many we all learn from David's life and honor him by spreading love and laughter to others as he did for us. Good-bye son, brother, father, partner, Papa, friend, we love you and will miss you everyday until we meet again. Funeral services were held at Vansant-Mills Chapel on Saturday, Oct. 25. Interment was in Maplewood Cemetery, Brownington.

BAILEY, Donnie R.
b: Jun 26 1955, Lexington, TN
d: Jan 31 2010, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
arr:
Vansant-Mills Funeral Home
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Feb 1 2010 - Donnie "Bowling Hippie" Bailey, 54, Clinton, died Sunday, January 31, 2010, at Research Hospital, Kansas City. Funeral services will be Friday, February 5, at the Pafford Funeral Home in Lexington, Tennessee, with burial in the Shiloh Cemetery, Henderson County, Tennessee. Donnie was born in Lexington, Tennessee. He was a screen printer for Adkins Printing in Clinton. He was a member of the Eagles in Clinton and the United States Bowling Congress. He was preceded in death by his parents and five brothers and sisters, Ruby Dyer, Fred Bailey, Shirley Jean Garner, Randolph Blackstock and Joe Dwight Bailey. He is survived by his loving companion of 20 years, Nancy Smith of the home; one son, Jeremy Bailey and wife, Melissa, of the state of Maryland; two brothers, Thomas Bailey of Reagan, Tennessee, and Floyd Bailey of Peoria, Illinois, and four sisters, Lucille Hart of Reagan, Tennessee, Axie Harris of Scotts Hill, Tennessee, LaVerne Goodrich of Adrian and Valarie O'Dell Rhodes of Huron, Tennessee.

BAILEY, Edward L.
b: Nov 30 1929
d: May 19 2006, Warrensburg, Johnson Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery BA-BO, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
arr: Vansant-Mills Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, May 22 2006 - Edward L. Bailey, age 74 of Clinton, Missouri passed away Friday, May 19, 2006 at Missouri Veteran's Home, Warrensburg, Missouri. Funeral services will be Wednesday, May 24, 2006 at Vansant-Mills Chapel, Clinton with burial in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton. Ed is survived by one son, Luther Lucas of Clinton, Missouri; three daughters, Judy Land of Harlem, Georgia, Barbara Thompson, of Deepwater, Missouri, and Tammy Greer of Knob Noster, Missouri; three sisters Grace Wilson, Martha Jean Mothersbaugh, and Virgie King, all of Clinton, Missouri. Eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

BAILEY, Fred G.
b: May 6 1918, Monroe, NC
d: Oct 15 1995, Long Beach, Los Angeles Co, CA
bur: Ft. Leavenworth National Cemetery, Leavenworth, Leavenworth Co, KS
arr:
Hadley Funeral Home
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Fred G. Bailey, 77, Windsor, died Sunday evening, October 15, 1995, at the Veteran's Administration Medical Center in Long Beach, California. He was born May 6, 1918, in Monroe, North Carolina, the son of Sam Dixon Bailey and Juanita G. VanDyke Bailey. He was married to Margaret Ann Blair, who survives of the home. Mr. Bailey was a retired Master Sergeant, serving 30 years with the United States Air Force. He was a veteran of World War II, Korea and vietnam. He also served as assistant chief of police for the city of Windsor for 12 years. He was a member of the American Legion, Post #82, Windsor, and the VFW, Galmey. In addition to his wife, Mr. Bailey is survived by two sons, Pat Bailey, Cyprus, California; Chip Bailey, state of Georgia; three stepdaughters, Peggy Klaus, Belton, Bobbie McLean, Shalimar, Florida, Tammy Fellers, Wheatland; a foster daughter Susie Skalla, Kansas City; four grandchildren; four sisters, Ruth Day, state of Virginia, Natalie Stockton, Stockton, california, Jerry Grubbs, Mena, Arkansas, Ester Stoltman, Windsor; numerous nieces and nephews including Mandy and Tiffany Stoltman of the home. Funeral services will be Friday, October 20 at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Graveside Military services and burial will be at the Leavenworth National Cemetery, Leavenworth, Kansas, on Friday.

BAILEY, Frieda Rosine ROEPE
b: Mar 7 1905, Concordia, Lafayette Co, MO
d: Mar 23 1994, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
arr:
Consalus Funeral Homes
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Frieda Rosine Bailey, Clinton, died Wednesday, March 23, 1994, at St. Luke's Hospital, Kansas City. She was the daughter of Gustav and Helene Werths Roepe, and was born at Concordia on March 7, 1905. She received her education at St. Paul's Lutheran School and Concordia High School, Concordia. On October 25, 1953, she was married to Brice J. Bailey at Concordia by rev. O. E. Heilman. She lived in Concordia until 1959, when she moved to Excelsior Springs. In 1963 she moved to a farm in Henry County south of Leeton. In 1973, she moved to Clinton. She was employed as an office worker in Concordia and Clinton for about 50 years. She is survived by her husband, Brice J. Bailey; two stepsons, Brice J. Bailey, Jr., Independence, and Roger E. Bailey, Chillicothe; one stepdaughter, Lois J. Dankenbring, Gilbert, Az.; one nephew, Verlon Mueller, Herington, Ks.; one niece, Helen Mae Mitchell, Herington, Ks.; seven great-grandchildren. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Edmund and Raymond Roepe; three sisters, Edna Bartman, Marie Mueller and Paula Roepe, and one niece, Dorothy Gibson. Funeral services were held at Trinity Lutheran Church, Clinton, where she was a member, on Saturday, March 26. Burial was in St. Paul's Lutheran Cemetery, Concordia.

BAILEY, Gertrude
b: abt 1914
d: May 2 2004, Clinton, Henry Co, MO

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, May 4 2004 - Gertrude Bailey, 90, died Sunday, May 2, 2004, at Westwood. Funeral services will be Wednesday, May 5, at the Hickman Mills Community Christian Church. She was the mother of retired Associate circuit Judge David Bailey, Clinton. Among grandchildren are Danny Bailey, Clinton, and great-grandson, Miles Chance Bailey, Clinton.

BAILEY, Glen Allen
b: Apr 24 1924, Weyerhauser, WI
d: Aug 25 1996, Windsor, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Mineral Creek Cemetery, Leeton, Johnson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Glen Allen Bailey, 72, Windsor, died Sunday, August 25, 1996, at his home. He was born on April 24, 1924, in Weyerhauser, Wisconsin, the son of Charles Bailey and Mary Borgen Bailey. On May 5, 1959, he and Anna Beneze were united in marriage in Ratone, New Mexico. She survives at their home. Mr. Bailey was a retired over the road truck driver and was a member of the Teamsters. He was a veteran of World War II serving in the United States Navy. He moved to Windsor in 1978. Survivors include his wife Anna Bailey of Windsor; two daughters, Mrs. Jim (Mariannena) Smith of Windsor and Karla Merrill of Windsor; four grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, August 28, at the Mineral Creek Cemetery in Leeton.

BAILEY, Glover Elton
b: Feb 21 1928, Lowry City, St. Clair Co, MO
d: Feb 16 1994, near Calhoun, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Consalus Funeral Homes

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Glover Elton Bailey was born February 21, 1928 in Lowry City, the son of Tom and Nellie Frances (Mullins) Bailey. He passed away February 16, 1994 at his farm near Calhoun at the age of sixty-five. Glover was married to Peggy Hoppe on March 31, 1950. Glover had lived in the Calhoun area for many years. He was a well-known farmer. Glover and Peggy had lived on their farm northeast of Calhoun since 1968. Mr. Bailey was a member of the Calhoun Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife, Peggy, of the home; one son, Glover Bailey, Jr., Calhoun; one daughter, Mary Murphy, Oglethorpe, Georgia; five grandchildren, Kristina George, Amanda George, Gene Howard, Travis Bailey and Christopher Bailey; also several nieces and nephews. Glover was preceded in death by a daughter, Barbara George in 1977. Funeral services were Friday, February 18, 1994 at the Consalus Chapel, Clinton. Burial was in the Calhoun Cemetery.

BAILEY, Gordon Chester
b: Jul 18 1892, near Clinton, Henry Co, MO
d: Feb 19 1910, Muskogee, OK

Clinton MO, Feb 19 1910 - Gordon Chester Bailey, born July 18, 1892 near Clinton, Mo., and died February 19, 1910, at the Baptist Hospital near Muskogee, Oklahoma, after an illness of one month. His sufferings was very great for four long weeks, when it was decided that an operation was the only thing that could be done to give him a chance to live and release his suffering to a certain extent. He was removed to the Hospital Feb. 15 and stood the operation until Feb. 19, 1910. He had a kind and winning disposition and, at the last, prayed that his sins would be forgiven and be would get well but assured his brothers and sisters, who were at his bedside, if he died, all would be well. Two sisters, Mrs. I. L. Davis, and two brothers, Chas. and B. L. Bailey; little half-brother and sister, Raymond and Ruby and stepmother, Mrs. John Bailey.

BAILEY, Harold Dean
b: Sep 22 1939
d: Nov 8 2012, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
arr:
Vansant-Mills Funeral Home
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Nov 16 2012 - Harold Dean Bailey, 73, died Thursday, November 8, 2012, at Golden Valley Memorial Hospital in Clinton. A memorial service will be held Monday, November 19, at Vansant-Mills Chapel, Clinton. Harold served in the U.S. Navy from 1956-1976. After retiring from the Navy he worked for Kansas City Power & Light for 20 years, retiring from there in 2001. He was a member of the VFW Post 1894. He was preceded in death by his parents, Alfus and Lillie (Lee) Bailey; brother, Verlon Bailey, and stepmother, Emogene Bailey. Among survivors are his special friend, Katie Daugherty of Clinton, and brother, James Bailey and wife June, Walvean, Arkansas, as well as several nieces and nephews.

BAILEY, Howard
b: Oct 24 1861, Georgetown, KY
d: Sep 5 1934, St. Louis, St. Louis Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery BA-BO, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Word has been received by Clinton friends of the death Wednesday morning of Howard Bailey of St. Louis, whose wife was Louise Salmon, only daughter of Major Harvey W. Salmon of Clinton. Mr. Bailey had for many years been associated with his brother, warren Bailey, of St. Louis in the mule buying business, in which they were quite prominent. His body will leave St. Louis for Clinton by motor Friday and be taken to Englewood Cemetery, where there will be a graveside service. Interment will follow in the Salmon family lot. Mrs. Bailey and the body will be accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. Warren Bailey, and relatives of the Salmon family.

BAILEY, James Harold
b: Oct 22 1920, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
d: Jun 30 1998, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur: Chapel Hill Memorial Cemetery, Kansas City, Wyandotte Co, KS
arr:
Consalus Funeral Homes
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - James Harold Bailey was born October 22, 1920, in Clinton, the son of James L. and Mary E. Johnson Bailey. He died Tuesday, June 30, 1998, at Golden Valley Hospital at the age of 77 years, eight months and eight days. He spent his childhood in Clinton and was a veteran of the Army Air Force, serving from 1943 to 1946 in the Army 13th Airborne. Mr. Bailey married Lavina Hanney, who preceded him in death in 1995. For 30 years, Mr. Bailey worked as an assembler for General Motors in Kansas City, retiring in 1984. He lived in Kansas City, Kansas, for 40 years before coming back to Clinton. He was a member of the American Legion and the U.A.W. #31. He is survived by two stepsons, Edward Lee Stevens, Clinton, and Bill Stevens, Osceola; two brothers, Edward Bailey, Clinton, and Raymond Bailey of Florida; four sisters, Kathryn Jolley, Martha Mothersbaugh, Virgie King and Grace Wilson, all of Clinton; also several grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins. One sister, Mary E. Bailey, preceded him in death. Funeral services were held Thursday, July 2, at Consalus Chapel in Clinton. Burial was in Chapel Hill Cemetery in Kansas City, Kansas.

BAILEY, James L.
b: Apr 13 1884, St. Clair Co, MO
d: Dec 29 1938, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery BA-BO, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
arr: Wilkinson Funeral Home

Clinton MO - James L. Bailey died December 29, 1938, at 5:00 p.m. at his home at 208 West Allen Street. He was born April 13, 1886, and had lived in Clinton a number of years. He is survived by the following children: Martha Jean, Edward, Raymond, Grace, Catherine, and James, of the home; John Bailey of Windsor; Mrs. Gene Rayburn, Kansas City; Mesdames Vergie and Elva King, Clinton. He is also survived by two brothers, Bill Bailey of Deepwater and John Lowry City; two sisters, Mrs. Mae Oliphant at Urich and Mrs. Laura Saunders of Deepwater. Funeral services were conducted Saturday at the Bailey home. Burial at Dunning Cemetery, west of Deepwater, under direction of Wilkinson Funeral Service.

BAILEY, Laura Jean MOORE
b: Aug 5 1942, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
d: Feb 26 2005, Warrensburg, Johnson Co, MO
bur:
Knob Noster Cemetery, Knob Noster, Johnson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Feb 2 2005 - Laura Jean Bailey, 62, Knob Noster, died Saturday, February 26, 2005, at Western Missouri Medical Center. She was born August 5, 1942, in Kansas City, the daughter of Roy Moore and Minnie Marxen Moore. On February 28, 1958, she married Roger A. Bailey in Knob Noster. He died March 25, 1998. She worked for Waterloo Industries in Sedalia for 15 years until her retirement in 1992. She was a member of First Christian Church of Knob Noster. Survivors include three sons, Roger Bailey Jr. of Grandview, Tom Bailey of Treasure Island, Florida, and Bill Bailey of Knob Noster; a daughter Susan Bailey-Britton, Lakeland, Florida; a brother Don Moore, Lee's Summit; three sisters, Mary Ann Bratten of Knob Noster, Kathryn Perron of Centerview and Karen Mummert of Warrensburg; seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by her parents and one brother Roy Alfred Moore, November 22, 2004. Graveside services will be held Tuesday, March 1, at Knob Noster Cemetery.

BAILEY, Loren Dale
b: Apr 20 1909, near Leeton, Johnson Co, MO
d: May 20 1929
bur:
Mineral Creek Cemetery, Leeton, Johnson Co, MO
Loren Dale Bailey was born at Hickory Grove neighborhood near Leeton, Mo., April 20th, 1909 and departed this life, May, 20th, 1929, being 26 days of suffering from an attack of appendicitis which loving hands and skilled surgeons and nurses could not over come. Dale as he was familiarly known among his legion of friends and acquaintances was only 20 years old just entering into promising manhood. Vigorous and possessing a cheerful disposition, thoughtful of those around him and in his illness was brave and patient fighting for his life which he knew meant so much to his mother and brother as they have to recently given up the husband and father of the home. He had spent most of his life in Leeton coming here with his parents when five years of age. He was at the time of his death employed in the Werling store at this place with his brother, Donald. The funeral was held at the Christian church, the church he had frequently expressed as his preference although not a member at the time of his death, Wednesday afternoon. The services were very impressive, the song service beautiful and the floral offering was expressive of the many friends he possessed. The remains were laid to rest in the Mineral Creek cemetery (Johnson Co, MO) by the side of his father. The family and relative have the sympathy of the entire community and town in their sad bereavement.

BAILEY, Mamie M. ERHART
b: Jul 3 1911, Deepwater, Henry Co, MO
d: Aug 18 1995, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
bur:
Deepwater Cemetery, Fairview Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Consalus Funeral Homes

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Mamie M. Erhart Bailey was born July 3, 1911, in Deepwater, the daughter of Carl and Lenora (Selvy) Erhart. She died Friday, August 18, 1995, at the Baptist Medical Center in Kansas City at the age of 84. Mamie was raised in Deepwater and in her younger years was a member of the Deepwater Christian Church. She was married to Eldon Pernell Bailey, who preceded her in death in 1957. She moved to Kansas City and spent most of her adult life there. She worked in the cafeteria at the Paseo High School for a number of years. She is survived by two daughters, Judy Widener and husband, Gene of Fort Walton Beach, Florida, and Karen Griggs and husband Raymond of Kansas City; five grandchildren, Cathy Palmer and husband Johnny, Cindy Griggs, Alan, Danny and Nathan Widener, and two great-grandchildren, Catherine and Ryan. Funeral services were Tuesday, August 22, at the Consalus Chapel, Clinton. Burial was in Deepwater Cemetery.

BAILEY, Margaret Ann LONG
b: Jan 17 1857, S of Urich, Henry Co, MO
d: Sep 11 1939, Urich, Henry Co, MO
bur:
White Oak Cemetery, Walker Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Mrs. Margaret Long Bailey, the last of her generation of pioneers who early lived in the western part of Henry County, died at 3:20 a.m. Monday, September 11, 1939, at her home in Urich. She had been ill with infirmities of advanced age for some time and the past seven years her son and wife, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Bailey, had lived with and cared for her. Lately Mrs. Bailey had sleeping attacks but always before had awakened. While suffering some at time, she fell asleep Friday noon so quietly all was believed to be well with her, as it truly became when she slipped into eternity. She had often expressed her desire to go to her sleep, and without pain, both of which were granted her. Margaret Ann Long was born January 17, 1857, at the homeplace, south of Urich, where she was reared, one of 12 children, born to Nicholas and Elizabeth Armstrong Long., who came to Henry County from Tennessee in 1834 and he entered a total of 2300 acres of land. As a child, Mrs. Bailey knew privations as they experienced some of the bushwhackers activities during the Civil War, and the father once narrowly escaped being ambushed by fleeing to Kansas, where the family later joined him, remaining until the war ceased. The fall she was 17, Margaret Ann became the wife of George Bailey, whose father came to Henry County from Illinois in 1857, and the two lived the first year in the old Walsh house, later moving to the 281 acre farm where Mr. and Mrs. Richard Patt now live. This was the Bailey home for 45 years. To Mr. and Mrs. Bailey were born three sons, two dying in infancy. Besides the other son, Henry, she is survived by four grandchildren, Roy Bailey, near Appleton City, George Alexander (Al) Bailey of Kansas City, Joseph Haven Bailey of Overland, Mo., and Tina, now Mrs. Archie Redford, near Urich. There are 11 great-grandchildren, Edward Kenneth and Naomi Bailey, near Appleton City, Aubrey Lloyd Bailey of Overland; Clark Cary and Bobby, Chester and Dale Redford near Urich, also Donna Yvonne, Shelia Mae and Caryl Elaine Rombold, daughters of a step-grandson, Rufus Rombold and wife, near Las Vegas, N.M. Mrs. Bailey belonged to the generation for whom the annual Long family reunion was established that all might meet and enjoy the older ones, although the past four or five years she had been unable to go. Early in life she became a skilled homemaker and in addition to these duties, she always had a large flock of chickens, sufficient garden, cared for their few dairy cattle and kept flowers blooming about her home, for her husband devoted his entire time to breeding fine Shorthorn cattle and keeping his land rich and well built-up admirably succeeding. In spare moments she was busy with fancy work which included knitting wool mittens and socks for her family, and these also became practical gifts to her nieces and nephews. She made other pieces of dainty needlework, now cherished possessions of her loved ones. Mrs. Bailey early in life united with the pioneer church near the old Brushy School, which membership was later transferred to Stones Chapel, one of the older churches in Henry County. Later after White Oak Church was built near the Long home, she became a faithful attendant there, likewise rearing her son and grandchildren to attend as the three grandsons came to this hone when quite small. She was a dutiful wife, a devoted mother, firm in her convictions, and possessed in her inner heart a faith in God that was as strong as her physical heart, which kept life pulsing through her body, long after she desired to quit this world.

BAILEY, Margaret Levina PILANT SIMMS
b: Jan 13 1870, Illinois
d: Sep 18 1955, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery BA-BO, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
arr: Wilkinson Funeral Home

Clinton Eye, Sep 22 1955 - Retired School Teacher Dies September 18. Funeral services for Mrs. Margaret Simms Bailey, 106 West Tebo, retired Henry County School teacher, were conducted September 21, 1955, at Wilkinson Funeral Home. Pallbearers were step-grandsons, J. R. Bailey, and Arnel Wright, stepson, Glover Bailey, and nephews, Don Milam, Robert Wheeler and Jess Wheeler. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery. Margaret Levina Pilant, the daughter of Thomas J. and Lucy M. Pilant, was born Jan.13, 1870, in Illinois. When about 6 years old she moved with her parents to St. Clair County, Mo., southeast of Gerster, and received her education at Weableau. On Feb. 24, 1898, she married William W. Simms of St. Clair County who preceded her in death in 1943. They resided south of Gerster for a while before moving to Clinton, and later to Deepwater and Brownington. Mrs. Simms was persuaded by a teacher who had roomed in her home to further her education which she did at the Warrensburg State Normal and entered the teaching profession. For 34 years she followed her chosen career, her first school being King's Prairie, east of Osceola. She later taught 4 years at Fields Creek, 2 at New Harmony, then one each at Richland and Diamond Point before going to Cass County for two years. For 19 years then she taught at Brownington and in the spring of 1950 announced her retirement after 34 years of devotion to her work, with faithfulness, loyalty, and kindness to all who knew her. The high esteem in which she was held and the love she had for her profession led her to complete two more terms at Tightwad before definitely retiring. At an early age she professed her faith in Christ and united with the Gerster Christian Church. While in Clinton she attended the First Baptist Church. On Oct. 7, 1954, she married Thomas Edgar Bailey. Ill for more than 4 months and hospitalized several times, she died at her home Sunday morning at 6:00, Sept. 18, 1955. She is survived by her husband of the home; four sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Lawrence and Mrs. Pearl Wheeler, Clinton, Mrs. Minnie Mathis, Karnak, Illinois; two brothers, Bert Pilant, Osceola, Robert Pilant, Marysville, Kansas; three stepchildren, 10 step-grandchildren, many nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

BAILEY, Mary Elizabeth JOHNSON HORNBUCKLE
b: Dec 8 1888, Daviess Co, MO
d: 1933, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery BA-BO, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
arr: Sims Funeral Home (closed)

Clinton MO - Mrs. James Bailey died at her home on North Fourth street Wednesday, of last week, after an illness that resulted at the birth of the little daughter, Martha Jean ten days previous. Mary Elizabeth, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Caleb Johnson, who live three miles south of Tightwad, was born in Daviess County, Mo., December 8, 1888. Her first marriage was to Cleo Hornbuckle, and two children survive this union: Virgie and Elvie, daughters, who live in their mother's home. May 7, 1920, the deceased was united in marriage with James Bailey, and to them seven children were given, one of whom, a little girl, is dead. Mr. Bailey also has two children to whom she gave the care she did her own. Mrs. Bailey was a gentle, virtuous woman, who attended church regularly when health permitted, and looked always to the things that would benefit her husband and children. In addition to her husband, children and parents, she leaves two sisters, Mesdames Charles Beeler, East Jefferson street, and Earl Meyers, South Washington street, also five brothers, Harley, William, Cornelius, Homer and Richard, all who live near Tightwad. The funeral was conducted at the home Friday afternoon. Burial was in the Dunning Cemetery near Deepwater.

BAILEY, Mary Louella GUYNN MARTIN
b: Jun 5 1861, Henry Co, MO
d: Nov 19 1938, E of Coal, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Parks Chapel Cemetery, Leesville Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Eye - Mrs. Mary E. Bailey Dies - The Death Angel called from the deep shadows that hovered over this home east of Coal about 10:00 a.m. November 19, 1939, and her spirit responded quickly as the life tide ebbed and she entered the eternal rest. She had been in failing health for a number of years but carried on her usual household duties, with the aid of her granddaughter, Miss Cora Cameron, until the night before her death. She took seriously ill in the night with heart trouble and never regained consciousness. She was born June 5, 1861, the daughter of Sarah Elizabeth and Abraham Sylvester Guynn. Her father was killed in the Civil War. Her mother was later married to Wm. McCurley and there are two half sisters: Mrs. Mart Eberting and Mrs. Bram McQueen; six half-brothers: Oscar, Rufus, and Tom McCurley of Kansas City, Robert of Nebraska, Arthur and Otto McCurley, near Coal. Mary Louella Guynn was married to Charles Martin in March, 1885. To this union three children were given, two dying in infancy and Mrs. Gertie Cameron, who resided at the home of her mother. Mr. Martin died in 1889 and she was united in marriage to James W. Bailey in January 1895. One son, Ray, was given to this union and she became a devoted mother to the four children of Mr. Bailey, from a former marriage, and who are Mrs. Ida Dahms and George Bailey, Deepwater, Mrs. Ada Wright of California and Leonia Bailey of Kansas City. She has seven grandchildren who she took into her home at the death of their father and helped to rear; Mrs. John Gerkey, east of Clinton; Harry Cameron, Ashland, Ore.; William Cameron, Carrollton; Cora, Bobby Gene and Ernest Cameron of the Bailey home. Another granddaughter, Hazel Bailey, of Kansas City, also survives and 11 step-grandchildren, one great-grandson, Darrel Gerkey, besides a number of step-great grandchildren to whom she was devoted. She was converted at an early age and united with the Tebo Baptist Church. She had endured many trials, hardships and difficulties but was ever cheerful and bore it without complaint; never burdening others with her troubles. She was a devoted mother and grandmother, a kind neighbor and a loving friend, ready to do all she could for those about her. Funeral services were conducted at Parks Chapel Church.

BAILEY, Mary Susan COPPAGE BOZARTH
b: Mar 24 1842, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
d: Jan 28 1922, near Garland, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Hickory Grove Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Mary Susan Coppage was born in Clinton, Henry county, March 24, 1842, and was married in Clinton, to Josiah Bozarth, the 28th of February, 1858, and he died in Clinton, April 8th, 1861. She was married to Andrew Jackson Bailey March 14th, 1866, in Tebo township, Henry county, Mo. She lived there until March 15th, 1910, when she moved to Leeton, Johnson county, Mo. She joined the Methodist church, South, at what is known now as the Hickory Grove church, under the ministry of John A. Murphy, in 1874, in which church she spent the rest of her life in honor of her Maker and Savior. To Mr. and Mrs. Bailey seven children were born, all living - Mrs. Jennie Bronaugh, Mounds, Okla.; Edward O., Seattle Washington; Mrs. Ollie Bronaugh, Leeton; Mrs. Cora Moore, Leeton, route 17; Mrs. Eula Crooks, Clinton, route 3; William H., Leeton; and Mrs. Susie Gilliam, Chilhowee, Mo. Beside her children she leaves one brother, John W. Coppage, Leeton, Mo., and one sister, Mrs. F. M. Wise, Leeton, Mo., route 17, and a host of relatives and friends. Deceased departed this life at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Eula Crooks, near Garland, Jan. 28, 1922, at 12:45 a.m., being 79 years, 10 months and 4 days of age. She was only bedfast four days, but had been in failing health for some time and endured her afflictions with patience, and expressed her self to her daughters, Ollie and Eula, a few hours before she passed away, that she had no fears of death and was ready and willing to go. Her husband preceded her in death Aug. 25, 1921. She was a devoted mother and a good neighbor. Her funeral was preached at Hickory Grove, Jan. 29, 1922 and her remains interred in the cemetery nearby.

BAILEY, Murrel E.
b: Oct 7 1926, Kansas
d: Jan 13 1995, Columbia, Boone Co, MO
bur:
Laurel Oak Cemetery AA-BE, Windsor, Windsor Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Hadley Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Murrel E. Bailey, 68, Windsor, died Friday, January 13, 1995, at Boone County Hospital in Columbia. He was born October 7, 1926, in the state of Kansas, the son of Ira Bailey and Martha Jane Skaggs Bailey. On June 25, 1949, at the Christian Church parsonage in Windsor, he married Thelma Earlene Garland, who survives of the home. Mr. Bailey was a farmer and had worked at the MFA fertilizer plant in Windsor for 18 years. He was a member of the Brandon United Methodist Church, the Missouri Cattleman's Association, was a past board member and secretary for the Windsor Farmer's Cooperative. He was also an Army veteran of World War II. In addition to his wife, he is survived by his mother, Martha Rice, Lee's Summit; three sons, Ron Bailey, Green Ridge, Dencil Bailey, Sedalia, Brian Bailey, Belton; four grandsons, Nick, Eddie, Weston and Garrett; two brothers, Don Bailey, Windsor, and Elmer Bailey, Lee's Summit; two sisters, Marjorie Warren, Conway, and Naomia Findley, Pleasant Hill. He was preceded in death by his father and a granddaughter, Stacy. Funeral services were Monday, January 16 at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial was in the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

BAILEY, Onalee GOVER
b: Dec 19 1906, Iconium, St. Clair Co, MO
d: Jun 12 1997, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery BA-BO, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
arr: Consalus Funeral Homes

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Onalee Bailey died Thursday, June 12, 1997, at the Golden Valley Memorial Hospital in Clinton at the age of 90 years, five months and 23 days. She was born December 19, 1906, in Iconium, the daughter of Jim Andy and Audrey Bernard Gover. She was a school teacher prior to her retirement and had lived in the Clinton area for a number of years. She is survived by one son, Jim Andy Bailey, Lake Ozark; three granddaughters, Joyce Marie Heller, O'Fallon, Grace Ann Rudolph, Shawnee, Kansas, and Janice Gail Reed, Humble, Texas; one grandson, Jim Andy Bailey II, Overland Park, Kansas, and five great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Tuesday, June 17, at Consalus Chapel in Clinton. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery.

BAILEY, Patricia Ann MILLER LUCAS
b: Sep 3 1932, St. Joseph, Buchanan Co, MO
d: Feb 18 1994, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery BA-BO, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
arr: Vansant-Mills Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Patricia Ann Bailey, daughter of Hattie Kerns Miller and Walter Miller, Sr., was born September 3, 1932, in St. Joseph and passed away Friday, February 18, 1994, at her home, 513 E. Green, Clinton, at the age of 6l. She was married in 1949 to Luther William Lucas, Sr. of Clinton and to that union one son and three daughters were born; Luther William Lucas, Jr. of Port Orchard, Washington, Judy A. Land of Evans, Georgia, Barbara A. Thompson and Sharon K. Claypool, both of Deepwater. She later married Edward Lee Bailey on July 2, 1966, and to this union one daughter, Tammy Mersman of Deepwater, was born. Patricia worked at Rival Manufacturing in the injecting and molding department for 22 years. She attended the Clinton Assembly of God Church for the last 10 years. She was preceded in death by her father, Walter Miller, Sr.; two sisters, Mary Helton and Sue Bales; two brothers, Walter Miller, Jr. and Kelly Miller, as well as one grandson. She is survived by her husband, Ed. of the home; four daughters, Judy. Barbara, Sharon and Tammy; one son, Bill; her mother, Hattie Miller of Clinton, and one sister, Betty Louise Stromberg, Clinton, as well as eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild and a number of nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends. She will be sadly missed by all her family and friends. Funeral services were held at the Assembly of God Church, Clinton, Tuesday, February 22. Burial was in the Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

BAILEY, Peggy L. HOPPE
b: Jan 25 1931, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
d: Apr 24 2001, Calhoun, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Consalus Funeral Homes

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, May 7 2001 - Peggy L. Bailey was born January 25, 1931, in Clinton, daughter of Henry and Mary Glasscock Hoppe. She passed away April 24, 2001, at her home. She was a lifelong resident of Henry County, a graduate of Clinton High School and a member of the Calhoun Baptist Church. She married Glover E. Bailey, Sr., on March 31, 1950, and he preceded her in death on February 16, 1994. She worked for Clearfield Cheese and Parmalee Plastics, retiring in 1993. She was also preceded in death by her parents; one daughter, Barbara George, who died in 1977; two brothers, Bill and Lester Hoppe. Survivors include one son, Glover E. Bailey, Jr. and wife, Connie, Calhoun; one daughter, Mary Murphy and husband, Mike, Oglethorpe, Georgia; five grandchildren, Kristina McMillian, Amanda George, Gene Howard, Travis Bailey and Christopher Bailey; one great-grandchild, Patrick Collins; one sister, Patty Richman, Bates City, along with several nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral services were held April 26 at the Consalus Chapel, Clinton. Burial was in Calhoun Cemetery.

BAILEY, Ruth M. TOMKINS BRUNS
b: Nov 1 1916, Pettis Co, MO
d: Aug 21 1996, Lincoln, Benton Co, MO
bur:
Hickory Point Cemetery, Green Ridge, Pettis Co, MO
arr: Hadley Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Ruth M. (Bruns) Bailey, 79, Windsor, died Wednesday evening, August 21, 1996, at the Lincoln Community Nursing Home. She was born November 1, 1916, in Pettis County, the daughter of Robert Lee Tomkins and Mattie (Budgett) Tomkins. On March 30, 1935, in Green Ridge, she married John Kenneth Bruns. On March 4 1994, in Windsor, she married Bill Bailey, who survives of the home in Windsor. Mrs. Bailey worked at the International Shoe Factory in Windsor for several years. She was a house mother at Warrensburg College. She also worked at the Green Ridge Post Office and co-owned and operated the Bruns Cafe in Green Ridge for several years. Mrs. Bailey was a member of the Windsor Assembly of God Church. In addition to her husband, she is survived by a son, Kenneth G. Bruns, Eldon; three daughters, Janette Pace, Green Ridge, Allene Ragar and Sharon Hoard, both of Lincoln; nine grandchildren, Kevin, Kyle, Mel, Mike Kendra, Mitchell, Devin, Darren and Douglas; 10 great-grandchildren, Amanda, Ashley, Tonja, Randy, Sammy, Rob, Ryan, Kristen, Kayla and Tina Lee. Several nieces and nephews also survive. She was preceded in death by a brother Glenn, and a grandson Kenneth Lee. Funeral services will be Saturday, August 24, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial will be in the Hickory Point Cemetery, near Green Ridge.

BAILEY, Shandy Edgar
b: Jan 4 1917, Quincy, Hickory Co, MO
d: Oct 27 1987, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Shandy E. Bailey, 70 Route 1, Leeton, died Tuesday, October 27, 1987, at Golden Valley Hospital. He is survived by his wife, Marian, of the home; four sons and three daughters-in-law, Shandy Bailey, Jr and his wife, Virginia; Lester and his wife, Linda, all of Clinton; also, Larry Bailey of Bentonville, AR, and William Thomas Bailey and his wife, Alice, of Windsor; one brother, Glover Bailey of Calhoun; ten grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Mr Bailey was preceded in death by one grandchild. He was a retired farmer and a member of Tebo Baptist Church. He was born January 4, 1917, in Quincy, MO, son of Thomas E. and Nellie F. Mullins Bailey. Funeral services were Friday with burial in Clinton Memory Gardens.

BAILEY, Velma Pauline
b: Mar 18 1906, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
d: Jul 12 1924, Springfield, Greene Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery BA-BO, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Miss Velma Pauline Bailey died at the home of her parents in Springfield, at 9 p.m. last Saturday with tuberculosis from which she had suffered about four years. Soon after she entered high school in Clinton, five years ago, her health commenced to fail, but she continued her studies for two years. By that time her physicians advised that she go to Mt. Vernon Sanitarium, which was tried, then her parents took her to the dry climate of the southwest to see if she would improve, but she could not stand the high altitude so they took her to Springfield, which climate seemed to agree with her and prolong her life. For the past year she had been bedfast, only able to be up long enough to take short rides in the open in her wheel chair. She was born March 18, 1906, which made her 18 years, 3 months and 12 days of age. When seven years old, her parents moved to Iowa, where they remained until she was 12, then they returned to Clinton and went into the restaurant business, later building and establishing the Garden Inn. They remained here until Velma's health made it advisable for them to change climates. Then only the keeping of their only child was the important thing, so they traveled until they found a place that seemed to agree with her best. It had been weary months and even years of suffering for this frail little body. All she bore with never a complaint. When her parents would worry she would smile and say, "Don't worry, we don't know why it is, but it must be for the best." For months she had been ready to go to Jesus, wholly accepting Him as her personal saviour. The last place she was able to dress and go to, was to church last September. Oftentimes she would say: "Life is beautiful and I love to live, but I am ready to go." She was always thoughtful of those about her and ready and willing to divide every flower and gift sent her. She sent part of the many flowers she received to less fortunate ones in the hospital She said just recently, "Mama, if I should live, I would devote my life in doing the little things so many sick folks need. Anybody is willing to do the big things, but so often are the little things forgotten." She dearly loved a young girl who assisted in nursing her the last months and for this good little nurse her heart went out, as it seemed life had been very hard. It was only a few weeks ago that Velma wrote to the writer of this paper to find some way she might help the little nurse on in the world, so she would make best use of her talent of writing. Saturday evening they took Velma out in her wheel chair after she had eaten a hearty supper. They returned about 8 o'clock. She complained of feeling faint, when they put her to bed. Pretty soon her mother said: "Velma, do you hear me; are you better?" and she replied: "I am all right now," and her spirit slipped into eternity. Her body was brought to Clinton Monday by the dear parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. W. Bailey and their friend, Miss Isabelle Young, and taken to the home of her aunt, Mrs. Jesse Simmons, on North 2nd street. The funeral services were conducted at the First M. E. church Tuesday afternoon. Oftentimes she had told her mother that she wished to be gowned in a flesh colored dress and hold a red rose in her hand, when she was buried. Her wishes were carried out and she was laid in beautiful Englewood. The active pallbearers were all uncles of deceased as follows: Will and Harry Bailey, Jess Simmons, Ike Harvey, Ed Keith, Tom Williams.

BAILEY, Virginia Lea "Ginger" PERIMAN
b: Feb 1 1942, Cook Co, IL
d: Mar 3 2012, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Vansant-Mills Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 9 2012 - Virginia Lea Bailey, daughter of Clifford and Jessie (Shouse) Periman, was born February 1, 1942, in Cook County, Illinois. She died on March 3, 2012, at her home near Clinton. Ginger (as she was known by most) is survived by her husband of 50 years, Shandy Bailey, Jr.; son, Clifford Bailey and wife, Peggy; daughter, Jettie Bailey and youngest son, Marion Bailey and wife, Annette, all of Clinton, and stepson, Mike Grady and wife, Kim, Farmington, New Mexico, and two grandchildren, Colton Bailey and Abigail Bailey. Virginia loved her family, friends and her little dog, Shorty. She had an infectious laugh and loved to sew, cook and bake. In fact, she was quite famous for her bread and sugar cookies. She was retired from Golden Valley Memorial Healthcare, but continued to serve as a volunteer. Ginger was a member of Allen Street Baptist Church, Clinton, where she was very involved. She was also a member of the Eastern Star, Golden Valley Memorial Hospital Auxiliary and a lifetime member of VFW Ladies Auxiliary Post 1894, all of Clinton. Ginger was preceded in death by her parents, Clifford and Jessie Periman; as well as her identical twin sister, Jane (Church) Southers, and her younger sister, Vivian Branstetter. She will be sorely missed by all who knew her. Funeral services were held at Vansant-Mills Chapel on Wednesday, March 7. Interment was in Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Clinton.

BAILEY, W. T.
b: Mar 7 1834, Danville, IN
d: May 4 1907, Urich, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Urich Cemetery, Bogard Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - W. T. Bailey died May 4, 1907 at his home in Urich, aged 73. Born in Danville, Indiana March 7, 1834; moved to Edgar County, Ill., when a boy and remained there until 1857 when his father moved to Henry County. He married Sarah E. Grafford of Pike County, Mo. September 26, 1858 and they had six children. Two sons and a daughter, with a grandson, survive. Became a Baptist in October 1858. He was strictly honest in all his business transactions. During his later life, he was not a church goer. In this we feel that he made a great mistake. We do not understand the reason for this seeming estrangement from the church. He was kind in his home and good to his family. Burial in the Urich cemetery.

BAILEY, William "Bill"
b: Mar 20 1920, Deepwater, Henry Co, MO
d: Jan 24 2004, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Maplewood Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Feb 12 2004 - William "Bill" Bailey was born in Deepwater March 20, 1920, the son of Bertha May (Dobbs) and William Ernest Bailey, and answered God's call on January 24, 2004, at Clinton Healthcare and Rehab. Bill was very talented and could play about any musical instrument, especially the guitar. He actually made his living as a young man playing guitar and singing at the Dance Hall in Deepwater, which was owned and operated by the Roberts Family. In later life, he and a nephew, Larry Wilson, were invited to "sit in" with the Charlie Pride band and had to turn down an invitation to travel with him since he had a family by then. As a teenager Bill joined the CCC Camp and traveled to California to work with giant redwoods. This was his first time away from home and it was lonely, but many of his friends were drafted into the service and went a lot farther than California. Bill was an adventurous child and at the age of 12 hopped a freight train from Coffeyville, Kansas, back to Deepwater to his maternal grandparents. He was well taken care of by the knights of the railroad. He dined on "hobo stew" and was given whatever warm clothing the hobo heroes could spare. They also guided him on which freight trains to hop at each yard and he arrived in Deepwater well fed but tired. Bill was civic-minded and attended most of the town meetings, winning himself a term and one half on the city council. He was in charge of water maintenance and making sure the fire trucks were ready for emergencies. He was also in charge of Green Thumb Boys and was a great favorite of theirs. Bill was a quiet easygoing man who seldom lost his temper. He was witty and clever and kept everyone in stitches with his oldtime expressions and a few he coined himself. He was funny and fun to be with. Bill gave his heart to Jesus when he was 75 at the Brownington Baptist Church. After that he joined the church and attended regularly, doing whatever he could to further Christ's cause. Bill was united in marriage to Joann Robb. To this union nine children were born, Cynthia, Carol, John, James, Michael, Kenny, Charles, Richard and Donna. The children all knew they could come to their dad for understanding and comfort. He later married Ruby May Elliott. Preceding Bill in death were his son, Rickey; his parents; one sister, Jeane Snedeker; two brothers, Bob Bailey and Tom Bailey; one son-in-law, Elmont Kerns, and one grandson-in-law, Gary Wright. Surviving are his children; his wife Ruby; one brother, Bennie Bailey and wife Laverne, Excelsior Springs, and one sister, June Anzalone, Deepwater; 20 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren; several nephews, nieces, cousins and other relatives and many, many friends.

BAILEY, William "Bill"
b: Aug 25 1926, near Versailles, Morgan Co, MO
d: Mar 31 2007, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
bur:
Hickory Point Cemetery, Green Ridge, Pettis Co, MO
arr: Hadley Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 2 2007 - William "Bill" Bailey, 80, Windsor, died Saturday, March 31, 2007, at St. Luke's Hospital in Kansas City. He was born August 25, 1926, on the family farm in a two-story log house in Morgan County, near Versailles, the son of Rufus Newton Bailey and Mary Francis (Wilson) Bailey and Mary Francis (Wilson) Bailey. On March 4, 1994, in Windsor, he married Ruth Margaret Tomkins, who preceded him in death on August 21, 1996. Mr. Bailey farmed until he was 21 and then started working in construction for several years. He later went to work for the General Motors Fairfax Plant in Kansas City, retiring after 25 years. He was a member of the Windsor Assembly of God Church. Survivors include numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by two brothers and seven sisters. Funeral services will be Wednesday, April 4, at Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial will be in Hickory Point Cemetery, near Green Ridge.

BAILEY, William "Bill" Jr.
b: Apr 15 1924, Bethel, Wyandotte Co, KS
d: Dec 24 2011, Osceola, St. Clair Co, MO
bur: Wills Cemetery, Peculiar, Cass Co, MO

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Dec 28 2011 - William "Bill" Bailey, Jr. was born April 15, 1924, in Bethel, Kansas, to William H. and Doyle (Carr) Bailey. He died Saturday. December 24, 2011, at his home in Osceola. He was married to Rosethel "Rosie" (Hobbs) Bailey for over 69 years. He was a member of the military in World War II and went on the Honor Flight to Washington, D.C. on November 15. He worked for Ford Motor company of Claycomo for 30 1/2 years. He retired to Bennett Springs,in 1978. They moved to Weaver's Campground and there they both worked for Jerry and Brenda Miller until January 2010. Then in May 2011 they moved to Osceola. He was a member of the Lowry City Masonic Lodge #403 and the Scottish Rite. Bill is survived by his wife of the home; son, Joe, and wife, Sandy, Osceola; grandsons, Steven Bailey of Peculiar, Scott Bailey and wife, Jenny, Peculiar, Kelly and wife, Christina, Peculiar, Mike and wife, Penny, Clinton; great-grandchildren, Nicole, Stephanie, Lane, Darian, Hunter, Ryan and Katie; great-great-grandsons, Cayden and Cayson, and many, many friends. Funeral services will be Friday, Dec. 30, at Lowry City Masonic Lodge. Interment will be in Wills Cemetery, Peculiar.

BAILEY, William Homer
b: May 18 1879, Henry Co, MO
d: Dec 11 1928
bur:
Mineral Creek Cemetery, Leeton, Johnson Co, MO
William Homer Bailey was born May 18, 1879, at Hickory Grove and departed this life December 11, 1928, being 49 years, 6 months and 23 days of age. He was united in marriage to Miss Nellie M. Doubet at Nevada, Mo., March 14, 1905. To this union two sons were born - Donald Eugene and Loren Dale, both at home. He professed faith in Christ, October, 1909, and united with the Methodist church at Hickory Grove and three years ago moved his membership to the M. E. church at Leeton, where he has since lived and enjoyed the service of his Lord. Was held in high esteem by all who knew him. Leaves to mourn his going a devoted companion - two sons, five sisters - Mrs. J. F. Bronaugh, of Mounds, Okla.; Mrs. M. K. Bronaugh, of Clinton; Mrs. Cora E. Moore, Clinton, route 1; Mrs. C. L. Crooks, Clinton, route 3; Mrs. J. E. Gilliam, Clinton, and one brother, E. O. Bailey, Seattle, Wash. All were at his bedside except his brother. Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon at Christian church. Burial at Mineral Creek cemetery.

BAILEY, William W.
b: Jul 8 1940, Knob Noster, Johnson Co, MO
d: Aug 14 2011, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Hickory Grove Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Consalus Funeral Homes

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Aug 16 2011 - William W. Bailey, 71, Clinton, I died on Sunday, August 14, 2011, at Golden Valley Memorial Hospital, Clinton. Bill was born on July 8, 1940, to William and Mildred "Clark" Bailey in Knob Noster. After graduating from Concordia High School, Bill attended Rockhurst College where he graduated with his Bachelor's Degree. He married Judy K. Meek on December 2, 1961. He and Judy were self-employed entrepreneurs. They owned and operated restaurants, a van shop and worked in real estate. Even though they worked extremely hard, they always made time to travel, taking their children to almost every state. More than anything, Bill loved to spend time with his family, whom he loved very much. Surviving Bill is his wife, Judy of the home; his mother, Mildred Bailey of Clinton; a sister, Barbra Lauderdale of Kansas City; a son, Rodney Bailey of Kansas City; two daughters, Pam Palash of Houston, Texas, and Brenda Bailey of Columbia; five grandchildren, Jasimine Ball of Jefferson City, Chris Jones of Kansas City, Ashley Bailey of Gardner, Kansas, Dustin Bailey of Escondino, California, and Matt Palash of Houston, Texas, and five great-grand-children, Astaria Connick of Jefferson City, Bailey Shafer of Jefferson City, Dakota Bailey of Gardner, Kansas, Harliegh Bailey of Escondino, California, and Brentley Bailey of Escondino, California. Preceding Bill in death were his father; a daughter, Shelly Berry, and a granddaughter, Christina Jones. The family will receive friends at Consalus Funeral Home on Wednesday, August 17 with interment following at Hickory Grove Cemetery of Calhoun.

BAIN, Hazel Eileen McCURDY
b: Jul 30 1925, near Williamsburg, Franklin Co, KS
d: Mar 3 1992, Ottawa, Franklin Co, KS
bur:
Chilhowee Cemetery, Chilhowee, Johnson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Hazel Eileen Bain, 66, died March 3, 1992, at Ottawa, Kansas, at the Ransom Memorial Hospital, Ottawa, Kansas. She was born Jul 30 1925, near Williamsburg, Kansas, daughter of Harbor R. McDaniel and Eula Mae McCurdy. The family lived in Ottawa when she was a child, moving to Topeka, Kansas, where she graduated form high school in 1944. She married Marvin A. Bain, June 7, 1947, in Kansas City, Kansas. From 1947 to 1960 they lived in Kansas City, then moved to Chilhowee, Mo. After their marriage she and her husband owned and operated service station-cafe combination in Missouri. Following his death April 1, 1979, she continued to operate the restaurant in Chilhowee until moving to Ottawa in 1981. In Ottawa she managed the lunch counter at Reynolds Drug Store from 1981 until her retirement in 1989. She was a member of the Bible Baptist Church, Ottawa. She is survived by two sons, Mickey L. Bain, Ottawa, and Patrick W. Bain, Blairstown; and a daughter Marsha Bain, Socorro, New Mexico; two sisters, Phyllis Randel, Topeka, Ks., and Lucille Lantis, Pomona, Ks.; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by a brother, Rex McDaniel, in 1975, and a sister Bonnie Quinn, in 1991. Funeral services will be Saturday, March 7, at Bible Baptist Church, Ottawa. Graveside services at the Chilhowee Cemetery.

BAIN, Margie Lee
b: Feb 20 1920
d: Feb 27 2005, Rogers, Benton Co, AR

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Mar 3 2005 - Margie Lee Bain, 85, Rogers, Arkansas and former resident at Gran Villas, Clinton, died Sunday, February 27, 2005. Survivors include one daughter, Linda Martin and husband Jim, Clinton; one son Jerry Bain and wife Sharon, Rogers, Arkansas; three grandchildren, Lisa Miller, Michele Shanahan and Traci Atfield; four great-grandchildren, Westin Miller, Lauren Miller, Kirstine Atfield and Tray Atfield. Graveside services were held Wednesday, March 2, at Republic.

BAIN, Micky L.
b: Apr 25 1948
d: Jul 29 1996, Topeka, Shawnee Co, KS

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Micky L. Bain, 48, Pittsburg, Kansas, died Monday, July 29, 1996, at St. Francis Hospital in Topeka. He was a 1966 graduate of Chilhowee High School and was a truck driver for nearly 25 years. At the time of his illness, he worked as a driver for Tandem Trucking Co. of Olathe, hauling asphalt and aggregate. He is survived by his wife, the former Peggy Rogers; two daughters, Kelly Rhoades of Ottawa, Kansas, and Kimberly Young of Pittsburg, Kansas; a son Jeffery Young of Ottawa; a brother Patrick Bain of Blairstown; a sister Marsha Baca of Socorro, New Mexico, and two grandsons. His parents, Marvin and Hazel Bain, preceded him in death. Family and friends will meet at the Dengel and Son Mortuary in Ottawa Saturday and proceed to Highland Cemetery for graveside services.

BAIR, Robert E.
b: Jun 8 1931, Thornburg, IA
d: Dec 3 1999, Benton Co, MO
bur:
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Reser Funeral Home

Kansas City Star, Dec 5 1999 - Robert E. Bair, 68, Warsaw, MO, passed away Friday morning, December 3, 1999, at his home in Bent Tree Harbor. Funeral services will be Monday December 6, at the Reser Funeral Home, Warsaw, MO; burial in Clinton Memory Gardens, Clinton, MO. Mr. Bair was born in Thornburg, IA, on June 8, 1931. He grew up in Iowa and graduated from Montezuma High School in Montezuma, IA, in the class of 1951. On September 24, 1952, he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps serving overseas in the Korean Conflict. He was discharged on September 23, 1955. On February 17, 1956, he was united in marriage to Donna Lee Swartz in Ottumwa, IA. He worked at the Ottumwa Cemetery for ten years. He then went to school at Iowa Tech in Ottumwa, graduating with an electronics background. They moved to Kansas City, MO, in 1968, where he was employed by the A. B. Dick Company for 22 years. During his lifetime he worked on the farm and the John Morrell Meat Packing Company. He retired in 1990. Following his retirement, they moved to their lake home in Bent Tree Harbor Development near Warsaw. He was a former Cub Scout Leader in Iowa and was a member of the Tribe of Mic-O-Say and he was a scout leader with Boy Scout Troop 707. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the Korean War Veterans Association in Kansas City Chapter #2, and he was a member of the Gracemor Christian Church. He enjoyed the outdoors and was an avid hunter, fisherman, and boater. Robert is survived by his wife, Donna, of the home; two sons, Michael Bair and Douglas Bair, both of Kansas City; two grandchildren, John and Jessica; three brothers, John Bair, Visalia, CA, Jim Bair, Grinnel, IA, and David Bair, New Sharon, IA; and their families, other relatives, and many friends.

BAIRD, Alva Walene CECIL
b: Dec 19 1924
d: Oct 2 2003, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Oct 3 2003 - Walene Baird, 78, Calhoun, died Thursday, October 2, 2003, at Golden Valley Memorial Hospital in Clinton. She was born December 19, 1924, the daughter of Herbert Bryon "Jack" Cecil and Iva Louise (McMurphy) Cecil. On July 17, 1942, in Warrensburg, she married Bill B. Baird, who survives of the home. Mrs. Baird, along with her husband, Bill, operated the village Grocery Store in Calhoun, from 1975 to 1985. She was also a bookkeeper for the JC Penney store in Clinton for several years and a telephone operator for Bell Telephone Company in Mexico, Missouri. She was a member of the Calhoun Baptist church and was faithful to attend church until her health failed and she could not attend. In addition to her husband of the home, she is survived by a son, Bob Baird, and his wife Pauline, Macon; a daughter, Carylon Spring and her husband Bill, Claremore, Oklahoma; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; two sisters, Fern Trovareli, Apple Valley, California, Vera Gee, Wilmington, North Carolina, and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Virgil Cecil and D. J. Cecil; three sisters, Wilma Bell, Maxine Stahl and Betty Dicovilli; a grandson, Shannon Spring. Funeral services will be Monday, October 6 at the Calhoun Baptist Church, Calhoun. Burial will be in the Calhoun Cemetery, Calhoun.

BAIRD, Betty Juanita BYERS
b: Jan 6 1930, Wichita, Sedgwick Co, KS
d: Jan 13 2006, near Harrisonville, Cass Co, MO
bur: Union Cemetery, Benton, KS
arr:
Vansant-Mills Funeral Home
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Feb 2 2006 - Betty Juanita Baird, 76, Eldon (formerly of Clinton) died Friday, January 13, 2006, near Harrisonville, as a result of an automobile accident. Betty was born January 6, 1930, in Wichita, Kansas, the daughter of Russell Blaine and Ethel (Coberly) Byers. She married Robert Ervin Baird on March 14, 1951, in Bentonville, Arkansas. She was a bookkeeper all her life. She loved boating, fishing, sewing and bowling. She was a charter member of the Mid-Day Optimist Club, Clinton; an active member of the Women's Bowling Association and a member of the Red Hat Bowlers Society in Clinton. She loved to travel and was a friend to many. She was preceded in death by her husband Robert, on January 13, 2005; one daughter, Judy Katherine Rollins; two brothers and one sister. She is survived by one son Robert Baird of Camdenton; three daughters, Glenda C. DeGraffenried of Eldon, Robin Annelle Stott of Creighton and Lana Louise Baird of Garden City, as well as six grandchildren, five step-grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and six step-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the Palmyra Baptist Church, Benton, Kansas, on Thursday, January 19. Interment was in Union Cemetery, Benton, Kansas.

BAIRD, Bill B.
b: Sep 13 1923, near Leeton, Johnson Co, MO
d: Jan 22 2007, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Hadley Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 24 2007 - Bill Baird, 83, Calhoun, died early Monday, January 22, 2007, at Golden Valley Hospital, Clinton. Mr. Baird was born September 13, 1923, in Johnson County, near Leeton, the son of Marion Robert Baird and Dolile May (Williams) Baird. On July 17, 1942, in Warrensburg, he married Alva Walene Cecil, who died October 2, 2003. He co-owned and operated with his wife the Village Grocery in calhoun for 10 years, from 1975-1985. He was also a former mayor for the City of Calhoun and was very active in the Calhoun community. He was a member of the Calhoun Baptist Church, Masonic Lodge and the Calhoun American Legion Post. Survivors incluce a son Bob Baird, Macon; a daughter Carylon Spring, Claremore, Oklahoma; six grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Ray and George Baird; two sisters, Kathryn Craig and Jean Nipper, and a grandson, Shannon Spring. Graveside funeral services will be Thursday, January 25, at the Calhoun Cemetery.

BAIRD, Eunice Lucille TWEEDY
b: Mar 29 1924, Cross Timbers, Hickory Co, MO
d: Oct 11 2005, Warsaw, Benton Co, MO
bur:
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Consalus Funeral Homes

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Oct 25 2005 - Eunice Lucille Baird was born March 29, 1924, at Cross Timbers, daughter of Claude and Pearl Teague Tweedy. She died October 11, 2005, at Warsaw Health and Rehabilitation, at the age of 81. She was united in marriage to Ray Baird April 2, 1942. Lucille lived her life near Calhoun, being a farm wife, except for a few years in California. After the death of her husband she moved to Warsaw. She was a member of the Calhoun United Methodist Church and Royal Neighbors Club and attended as long as her health permitted. She was preceded in death by her husband March 3, 1985; a daughter Karen Kay Baird; her parents and brother Eugene Tweedy. Lucille is survived by a son D. R. Baird, Warsaw; granddaughter, Amanda Rae Baird, Chicago, Illinois; sister Marjorie Frasher, Windsor; a brother Bill Tweedy, Knox City, Texas, and many friends. Funeral services were held October 14 at Consalus Funeral Home. Burial was in Calhoun Cemetery.

BAIRD, H. T. Mrs.
b: n/a, Kentucky
d: Oct 13 1904, Denver, CO

Clinton Missouri - The death of Mrs. H. T. Baird occurred at her home, 218 Irvington Place, Denver, Colorado, Thursday, October 13, at 4 p.m. Since March she had been confined to her bed. About one year ago, she very reluctantly bade good-bye to Clinton friends and went to Denver to live, where the kindness of friends cheered her in her new home and where she was near to a Baptist church, which denomination was cherished above all earthly treasurers. Her mission in life was to educate girls, to make their lives reach the highest ideal possible and many a woman today owes homage to Mrs. Baird for help in her struggle for a higher education. Hers was a busy live but there was always time to assist those in need and her light always shone for the Master. She leaves a husband and one son, Dr. Baird, of Walsenburg, Colorado; Mrs. True, who lives with her husband on a farm near Neosho, Mo., and Miss Itonia, who holds a lucrative position as teacher of French in a Denver school. She was a Kentuckian by birth and before the war taught at Liberty and afterward at Springfield, Bethel College, Palmyra, at Hardin six years and was president of Baird College in Clinton, taking charge in 1885.

BAIRD, Robert Erwin "Bob"
b: Mar 20 1925, Tyrone, OK
d: Jan 13 2005
bur: Union Cemetery, Benton, KS

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 17 2005 - Robert (Bob) Erwin Baird, 79, Eldon, died Thursday, January 13, 2005. He was born March 20, 1925, in Tyrone, Oklahoma, the son of Floyd Baird and Mabel Edith (Wadley) Baird. He married Betty Byers March 14, 1951, in Bentonville, Arkansas. He was in house moving and the trucking business from age 16 until his retirement. He owned and operated B&B Housemoving Company, Movers Inc., Housemover Inc. and Bala Inc., all in Wichita, Kansas, which bought and sold houses to be moved. He had a statewide moving permit in Kansas. He was a member of the Moose Lodge and Eagles Lodge. He is survived by his wife Betty Baird of the home; daughters, Glenda C. DeGraffenreid, Eldon, Robin Annelle Stotts, Sedalia, and Lana Louise Baird, Garden City; son Robert Dean Baird, Camdenton; grandchildren, Robert Shayne Hutchison, Brandon Lee Baird, Heath James Hutchison, Justin Baird Hutchison, Anatosha Lee Baird and Robert Dakota Baird; his sisters, Edith Joy Digel, Wichita, Kansas, and Evelyn Darlene Smith, Ponca City, Oklahoma; 11 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his stepdaughter, Judy Katherine Forshey; grandson Shawn Ray Hutchison,; sister, Floydene Baird, Brothers, Carroll Enid Baird, Glen Wadley Baird and Darrell Dean Baird. Funeral services were Monday, January 17, at Palmyra Baptist Church, 12 noon in Benton, Kansas. Burial was in Union Cemetery, Benton.

BAKER, Adelbert Henry "Dell"
b: Apr 22 1876, Dodge City, WI
d: Dec 16 1937, St. Joseph, Buchanan Co, MO
bur: Memorial Park Cemetery, St. Joseph, Buchanan Co, MO

Clinton MO - A. H. (Dell) Baker, former resident of Montrose, died the night of December 16, 1937, at his home in St. Joseph. Previous to his departure from Montrose about 1900, he was bookkeeper at the Montrose mills and later cashier of the Bank of Montrose. At St. Joseph he had been a police commissioner, also one of the leaders in the livestock industry. A former president of the National Livestock Exchange, his picture appeared on the back page of the Saturday Kansas City Times. He is survived by his wife, the former Miss Josephine Ballard of Montrose, and two children. Funeral services were conducted in St. Joseph Saturday. Burial was at Montrose.

BAKER, Andrew
b: Sep 5 1811
d: Dec 28 1896, Knob Noster, Johnson Co, MO
bur:
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Calhoun MO - Andrew Baker, an old Pioneer Missourian, died at Knob Noster, Mo., Dec 28, 1896, at the advanced age of 85 years, 3 months and 23 days. For more than 56 years the name of Andy Baker, as he was familiarly called, was known to a large portion of the people of St. Clair, Hickory and Henry counties. No one perhaps knew him better than he who esteems it a privilege and also feels it a duty to pay this brief tribute to his memory. As early as the spring of 1840, just as civilization began to dawn in this Southwest, he with his small family, in company with a small party of other Kentucky emigrants, stopped their teams and camped upon the timbered slopes of the valley of the Weaubleau in St. Clair county. Here he decided to take his position to face the battles of life in the new west. At that early date the country abounded with game, the deer, the wild turkeys and wild bee honey greatly helped supply the table. At that time the settler had but little trouble going out and bringing in a venison or more before breakfast. And while these were of so much value and help to the new beginner, the limited supply and inferiority of farm implements compared with modern improvements and many other difficulties with which the adventurer had to contend, greatly retarded rapid progress. But in the face of all these obstacles with restless ambition, industry and strict devotion to business, his steady gains each year soon carried him to positions of easy and comfortable circumstances. Soon after the late civil war, in which he was compelled to sacrifice much of his first earnings, he changed his home from St. Clair to Henry county, locating near Calhoun, and began life over again, once more taking the humble paths of agriculture and putting on the armour and resolution of youth, with that push and go that won early victory in St. Clair county, the lost ground and property came back surely and swiftly and soon he was on top again. Here he remained until about four years before h is death, then for convenience and that he might receive the care and attention that he needed and so much deserved as he neared the end of his earthly career, he made his home with his daughter, Mrs. M. M. Jackson, at Knob Noster, where he died. He raised a family of nine children, seven of whom survive him: W. S. and J. W. Baker, merchants, Sedalia; J. R. Baker, merchant, Deepwater; John T. Baker, City marshal, Knob Noster; Mrs. M. M. Jackson, Milliner, Knob Noster; Mrs. Sarah J. Briscoe, ElDorado Springs and Mrs. Josie Akers near Calhoun. Through all of the eventful history of his life one of his chief characteristics was to earn his living honestly, to do justice to his neighbor and to be at peace with all who would join him in the support of these grand principals that he so devoutly cherished. We think it true that no man can raise a large family and provide for their maintenance and defend the proceeds of his honest toil, without coming in contact with and bringing out the unfavorable criticism of the idler, the lazy and unscrupulous scoundrel, but no man could ever point the finger to Andrew Baker otherwise than the man from whom he could get the truth, honesty in all business transactions and the dollar if he owed it. We can well remember the old home of our youth, around which cluster so many tender memories when the departed leader in the days of a vigorous manhood in his heroic struggles for the temporal needs of self and family shouldered and bore crosses and burdens that many young Americans of today, and some older ones, would doubtless starve rather than share even a part of these. At the funeral hour Elder Meyers, of the Christian church at Sedalia, kindly, with fitting words, officiated in the last sad ceremonies, while the seven surviving children, with sorrowful hearts and many tears and a silent good bye, took their last sad gaze upon that familiar form, then followed in the last dead march to eternity and saw it carefully laid away in the Calhoun cemetery on that beautiful mound, where rests in perfect peace the precious, pathetic dust of life's cherished and perished affection, our father and our mother.

BAKER, Anna Louise MAYNARD
b: Jul 20 1850, London, England
d: Sep 26 1924, Milwaukee, WI
bur:
Montrose Cemetery, Montrose, Deepwater Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Anna Louise Baker was born in London, England, July 20, 1850, and died September 26th, 1924, in Milwaukee, Wis., where she was visiting. She was 74 years old. She was the widow of the late George D. Baker who owned a mill and was well known in Montrose, for many years. She is survived by three sons - Adelbert H. Baker of St. Joseph; Fred D. Baker of Independence; George E. Baker of Chicago, and four grandchildren - Maynard Baker of St. Joseph; Mrs. Louise Baker Bradley of Kansas City; Mrs. Georgianna Baker Gibens of Independence, and Harold Baker Hall of Independence, all of whom attended the funeral. She has also a sister Mrs. Fred W. Collins of Milwaukee, and two brothers, Henry Maynard of Milwaukee and Fred Maynard of Seattle, Wash. A daughter, Mrs. Alice Baker Hall, died in Independence, Mo., March 12, 1924; a son, Thomas died in Montrose a number of years ago. For a number of years Mrs. Baker had made her home with her son Fred but had gone to Milwaukee to visit her sister and brother. Her sudden death was caused by a fall down stairs. The body was accompanied to Montrose by A. H. and George E. Baker. The funeral services were conducted at the M. E. Church South, September 29th. The Bakers came to Missouri from Wisconsin about forty-one years ago. They built and owned a large mill and a beautiful home which is one of the best houses in Montrose. This home became the social center of the community, and never a more gracious hostess presided than Mrs. Baker, who was loved by all. She was a good neighbor and kind friend to all. The young people will ever cherish the fondest memories of the many social events planned by Mrs. baker, when her home was opened to all. George D. Baker died in 1898, leaving his milling to be carried on by Mrs. Baker and sons. Mrs. Baker was a member of the old Presbyterian church which stood on the ground where the South Methodist church now stands. She was a splendid Christian woman, keeping up her faith until the final summons came. She left here about 15 years ago, and had resided with her children. For several years she had been crippled, having to walk with crutches. In her passing we lose an ideal mother and a splendid Christian woman. The sympathy of the community goes out to the family at the loss of this good woman who was a pioneer of our town and lived so long among us.

BAKER, Anna Marie
b: Jan 14 1919, Henry Co, MO
d: Oct 2 1997, Independence, Jackson Co, MO
bur: Floral Hills Cemetery, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Anna Marie Baker, 78, Kansas City, died at Columbia Independence Regional Hospital, Independence, Thursday, October 2, 1997. She was born in Henry County. She was employed by Bendix as a food preparer. She was a member of the Blue Ridge Presbyterian Church and the Warsaw square dance club. She is survived by one daughter, Janice McKee, Raytown; two sisters, Hazel Howard, Lincoln, and Roberta Phillips, Roanoke, Va.; two grandchildren. Funeral services were Monday, October 6, at D. W. Newcomer's Sons Floral Hills Chapel, Kansas City. Burial was in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens.

BAKER, Aubert Leon "Buss"
b: May 10 1927, Leesville, Henry Co, MO
d: Sep 27 1995, Leesville, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Parks Chapel Cemetery, Leesville Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Aubert Leon Baker was born May 10, 1927, in Leesville. He died Wednesday, September 27, 1995, at his home in Leesville at the age of 68. Aubert Leon, known as "Buss", was united in marriage to Norma Ahlstedt. Mr. Baker was a self-employed carpenter. He lived in Wichita, Kansas for a number of years before returning to this area in 1971. He is survived by his wife, Norma, of the home; two sons, Marvin Dickson, Springfield, and David Dickson, Tightwad; two daughters, Sandra Beardmore and Regina Newman, both of Wichita, Kansas; five sisters and six brothers; 10 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Graveside services were Friday, September 29, at Parks Chapel Cemetery, Henry County.

BAKER, Betty Lee WILLIAMSON
b: Mar 7 1930, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
d: Apr 23 1966, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Consalus Funeral Homes

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Mrs. Wendell L. Baker, Held In High Esteem - Funeral Services for Mrs. Wendell Baker, 36, of 610 East Ohio who died April 23 (1966), at Clinton General Hospital, were conducted Tuesday, April 26, at the Clinton Methodist Church. Interment was in Memory Gardens. Betty Lee Williamson was born March 7, 1930, in Clinton, the eldest daughter of Mrs. Elma L. Williamson; Clinton, and Roy G. Williamson, Columbia, MO. She received her education in the Clinton Schools, graduating from High School in 1948. On April 24, 1950, she married Wendall L. Baker, and four sons including twins, were born to them, Wayman Eugene, Wesley Lynn, Larry Lee, and Gary Dee. Mrs. Baker was a member of the Clinton Methodist Church, active in P. T. A. and Boy Scout work, especially in encouraging and working with her son, Wayman in achieving the Eagle Scout award. She participated in civic concerns to the fullest extent of her time without neglecting her family. She was a faithful and good wife and mother in every way, and daily watched over the welfare of her family. She was held in high esteem by all who knew her, and was loved by those who belonged to the circle of her activities and her wide circle of friends. She leaves her husband and four sons, of the home; her parents; a sister, Mrs. Jo Ann Colt, Windsor, MO.; two brothers, Bill Williamson, San Francisco, Calif., Roger Williamson, Clinton; many other relatives and friends.

BAKER, Clara DAWSON
b: Jan 1 1901, near Ballard, Bates Co, MO
d: Jul 17 1954, Harrisonville, Cass Co, MO
bur:
Maplewood Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Eye, Thurs, Jul 22 1954 - Mrs. Warren Baker died at the hospital in Harrisonville about 5:00 a.m. July 17. She had been under the care of a Lowry City physician the past month and her condition became critical on Friday. Clara Dawson, only child of Curt and Eliza Dawson, was born Jan. 1, 1901, in Bates County, near Ballard. At an early age she moved with her parents to Butler where she resided until her marriage to Warren H. Baker on March 17, 1926. They first lived near Montrose and Butler and in 1934 moved to a farm northeast of Brownington which had since been their home. Survivors include the husband three sons, Frank and Harry of Kansas City, and Warren of the home; two daughters, Mrs. Willard Mayfeld, Valdesta, Georgia, and Mrs. Bud Lee, Warrensburg; her mother, Mrs. Eliza Smith and step-father, of Butler; also four grandchildren; and numerous other relatives and friends. Last rites were conducted July 20, at the Brownington Baptist Church. Burial was in the Maplewood Cemetery. Hurst Funeral Service in charge.

BAKER, Cora Bertha LANE
b: Mar 26 1871, Pittsfield, IL
d: Sep 25 1933, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery BA-BO, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
arr: Wilkinson Funeral Home

Clinton MO - Mrs. Ike Baker At Rest - The curtains fell softly upon the last act of the life of Mrs. I. W. Baker, Monday morning at 11:30, when she went to sleep. Almost five weeks ago, she suffered a stroke of paralysis, and Wednesday morning of last week, the second one came. Since the last, she had lain in a stupor. Through those first days of her illness, when conscious, she was patient, and thoughtful of those who waited upon her. The little Irish maid, known as Cora Bertha, was the daughter of Michael and Nellie Lane, and was born March 26, 1871, Pittsfield, Ill. She came with her parents, when but a few months old, to a farm six miles southeast of Clinton. Here the years passed and when Cora was twelve years of age, the mother died, leaving Cora and her sister, Dora to take care of the home for their father. The elder daughter had grown into a winsome young woman, charming, with bright blue eyes, and the characteristic Irish humor. She met Isaac Wesley Baker and they were wed July 26, 1893, in Clinton, by the late Rev. Pierce. They lived a year in Deepwater, then came to Clinton, where Mr. Baker went into the barber business, which he has followed since, now operating the O.K. barber shop, east side square. Two children survive their union: the daughter, Opal, now Mrs. W. T. Kratzer, and Belmont, of the home, 402 East Jefferson street. Mrs. Baker had always "builded her best by hand and thought" and the beauty of her life was such that it will linger in the hearts of her loved ones, and neighbors and friends whom she came in contact. Hers was a loving heart, and she spread cheer and happiness wherever she went. When faces were long and shadows were cast, then she dispersed them with a merry joke. She loved to mingle with her neighbors, and have them in her home. Witty, she was, and exceedingly fond of poetry, being able to recite many poems, also liking anything that pertained to geography. Her presence was welcomed in every circle. Since early girlhood, she had belonged to the Presbyterian church, and the purity and goodness of its teaching had been made a part of her life. She faithfully attended the services and took part in them. Her family belonged to the Presbyterian church, and the home was one which breathed of its influence. Mrs. Baker delighted in making it attractive, sunny and happy, with flowers everywhere. She was devoted to the only grandson, Billy Tom, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Kratzer, and called him "the little boy", and the lively little fellow has inherited his grandmother's happy disposition. "Labor Wins Reward" was the motto which Mrs. Baker had suggested for the Ladies Aid of her church, and under which they had worked the past year. This motto applied to her own life - her reward is the love for a noble, sweet woman in the hearts of those she leaves. Beside the husband, children, and grandson, the deceased leaves but one sister, Mrs. Dora Lane Moyer, of Pendleton, Orel, whom she visited four years ago after 25 years had passed without seeing her. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday afternoon at the Presbyterian church under the auspices of the Wilkinson Funeral service. Interment was in Englewood Cemetery.

BAKER, Cuba Louise
b: Sep 9 1911, near Collins, St. Clair Co, MO
d: May 31 1994, Springfield, Greene Co, MO
bur:
Freeman-Holsapple Cemetery, Collins Twp, St. Clair Co, MO
arr: Sheldon-Goodrich Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Mrs. Cuba L. Baker, 82, Osceola, died Tuesday, May 31, 1994, at St. John's Regional Health Care Center in Springfield. She was born near Collins and was a lifelong St. Clair County resident. She was a member of the Pleasant Valley Christian Church. Funeral services will be Thursday, June 2, at the Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel in Osceola. Burial will be in the Freeman-Holsapple Cemetery near Collins. (born: Sep 9 1911)

BAKER, Dorothy CARTER
b: Jun 22 1923
d: Feb 7 1993, North Kansas City, Clay Co, MO

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Dorothy Carter Baker passed away February 6, 1993, at the age of 69, in North Kansas City, from a heart condition. Dorothy was the daughter of the late Nick and Minnie Moore Carter. They were longtime residents of Deepwater. Her mother passed away when she was very young. Her father was a barber with the late Marsh Dunning at Deepwater. Dorothy married Robert Baker of Kansas City and to this union four children were born. She was preceded in death by her parents, one sister Pauline Dahms, and one brother Harry Carter. She is survived by her husband Robert, and their four children; three brothers, Steve Carter of Houston, Texas, Bill of New Hampshire and James Carter of Kansas; one sister-in-law, Mrs. Harry Carter of Chanute, Kansas.

BAKER, Fred Rufus
b: 1908, near Collins, St. Clair Co, MO
d: Apr 23 1995, Humansville, Polk Co, MO
bur:
Freeman-Holsapple Cemetery, Collins Twp, St. Clair Co, MO
arr: Sheldon-Goodrich Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Fred R. Baker, 86, Osceola, died Sunday, April 23, 1995, at Big Springs Nursing Care Center in Humansville. He was born near Collins and was a lifelong St. Clair County area resident and retired farmer. He was a member of the Pleasant Valley Christian Church. He is survived by six sisters, Opal Cooper of Waverly, Ethel Mathleson of Weaubleau, Dora Nance of Collins, Mildred Hopkins of Flemington, Viola McCoy of Humansville, and Virginia Miller of Holden; a nephew whom he raised as a son, Howard Dosier of Raymore; three grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be Tuesday, April 25 at the Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel in Osceola. Burial will be in the Freeman-Holsapple Cemetery, near Collins.

BAKER, Gail Lucretia FINNELL
b: Apr 9 1907, Sedalia, Pettis Co, MO
d: Feb 24 1994, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery BA-BO, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Gail Lucretia Finnell Baker was born April 9, 1907. in Sedalia. She died at Golden Valley Hospital February 24, 1994. at the age of 86. When she was four-years-old, with her parents and brother, the family moved to Kansas City. She attended the elementary and high school just a few blocks from her home. After spending one year at Union College. she returned home to marry her high school sweetheart. They settled into life in Kansas City and adopted a daughter. Dolores was three-years-old when she came to live with them. She worked at the Ford Motor Company in the employee cafeteria as a cashier and preparing many different types of salads. When the Ford Company moved to a new location she found the same type of employment at the Missouri National Bank. About the same time she moved to her parents' home and took care of both of them until their deaths. In 1968 she moved to Golden City and several years later to Clinton. She enjoyed attending church and always sat in the very back because she felt she was so tall she would block others' view. In the last few years she was confined to her home and when she was feeling well enjoyed the visits of church friends and family. She leaves a son-in-law. Gene McAlexander. and two granddaughters. Rachelle and Jodi of San Diego. California. and a niece, LaVonne Barton of Denver, Co. Funeral services were Tuesday, March 1, at the Consalus Chapel in Clinton. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery.

BAKER, Gladys MOORE SIMS
b: Aug 22 1907, Guthrie, OK
d: Dec 7 1991, Warrensburg, Johnson Co, MO
bur:
Laurel Oak Cemetery AA-BE, Windsor, Windsor Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Hadley Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Gladys Sims Baker, 84, Harmony Gardens, Warrensburg, formerly of Windsor, died Saturday, December 7, 1991 at her home. She was born August 22, 1907 in Guthrie, Ok., the daughter of William G. and Amanda Jane Wallace Moore. On February 8, 1930 she married Herbert C. Sims. He preceded her in death on October 7, 1958. She married James Lesley Baker on October 26, 1984 in Gore, Ok., and he survives. Mrs. Baker worked in the shoe packing department at the International Shoe Co. in Windsor for 30 years before retiring in 1973. She was a member of the First Christian Church of Windsor. Survivors in addition to her husband, of the home, are two sons, Clifford D. Sims, Windsor, and Richard L. Sims, Raytown; a stepson, James Edward Baker, Ridgefield, Conn.; a step-daughter, Shirley Rossiter, Tulsa, Ok.; two sisters, Ellen Tracy, Windsor, and Lucy Crowley, Fort Worth, Texas; six grandchildren, four step-grandchildren and three step-great-grandchildren, and a number of nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Monday, December 9, at the Hadley Funeral Home in Windsor. Burial was in Laurel Oak Cemetery.

BAKER, Irvin Leon
b: Aug 13 1918, Vallhalla, St. Clair Co, MO
d: Nov 12 1995, Lowry City, St. Clair Co, mo
bur:
Wrights Creek Cemetery, Jackson Twp, St. Clair Co, MO
arr: Sheldon-Goodrich Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Funeral services for Irvin Leon Baker will be Wednesday, November 15 at the Sharon Baptist Church in Lowry City. Burial will be in the Wright's Creek Cemetery, Lowry City. Mr. Baker died Sunday, November 12, 1995, at his home. Irvin Leon Baker, son of Joseph Dawsie and Nellie Dewey Baker, was born August 13, 1918, at Vallhalla, east of Lowry City. He spent his entire life in the Lowry City area. He was saved in 1953 and was ordained to the ministry and faithfully served as pastor of the Sharon Baptist Church in Lowry City for 34 years. Mr. Baker was a very successful farmer, being very active until his death. He was united in marriage to Ada Mae Wright on December 21, 1938, and to this union six children were born. He was preceded in death by Ada Mae on July 24, 1990, and two children who died in infancy. Mr. Baker was married to Mary Jane Good Young on September 3, 1991, who survives him of the home. He is also survived by his two daughters, Sandra Kay Braithwait and husband Charles, of Lowry City, and Beverly Ann Dull and husband Leon of Lowry City; two sons, Lonnie Baker and wife Marilyn of Overland Park, Kansas, and J. D. Baker and wife Candi of Osceola; a stepdaughter Dena Vest of ElDorado Springs; 10 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

BAKER, Isaac Wesley
b: Mar 30 1866, Berea, Madison Co, KY
d: Jun 6 1937, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery BA-BO, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Death of Isaac W. Baker - Was Proprietor of the OK Barber Shop on East Side of Square More Than Forty Years - I. W. Baker, prominent resident of Clinton for over 40 years, respected and loved by the public he served, died at his residence on East Jefferson at 2 a.m. Sunday. Mr. Baker, who had been in bed the past five weeks, the victim of an incurable malady, had been home from his business six months lacking six days. Realizing at the last he was facing death he made all final plans, including arrangements for his funeral, and made certain requests, surrendering life with resignation and faith in the Tomorrow. Isaac Wesley Baker was born at Berea, Ky., March 30, 1866, one of nine children of William Jennings Baker and Nancy Coyle Baker, both Kentuckians. During his last illness Mr. Baker gave his grandson two old fifty-cent pieces with the dates 1827 and 1832 on them, the respective years of his father's and mother's births. When a small boy he moved with them to Illinois, then to Cherokee, Kan., and lastly to a farm near Deepwater. Educated in local schools, Mr. Baker began his business career at Deepwater, where he was a barber. July 26, 1893, he and Miss Cora Bertha Lane, a mile cast of New Harmony, of a prominent family and large land owners, were united in marriage and they came to Clinton in September, 1896, to establish their home. Following the trade of barber, Mr. bakers began in a modest way steadily increasing his patronage and following until he bought out the Putney Barber Shop interests and continued it under the name of the O.K. Shop. More than 40 years he was located on the east side of the square. Mr. Baker was an active man in his prime and at one time was one of the most active Republican political workers in town. He and C. A. Mitchell attended the National Convention when Taft was nominated for President. He was a man firm in his opinions, quiet and unobtrusive, possessed of worthy and upright principles, well liked and blessed with many friends. He was also a great baseball fan, keeping up with players and games throughout the seasons and even during his illness exhibited interest in the scores of the day made by his favorite teams and their opponents. He was in former years, a creditable golfer and enjoyed fishing on his outing trips. The year of his marriage he joined the Presbyterian church. He was a member of the B.P.O.E., quietly supporting the activities. Two children were given his home, a son, Belmont G. Baker, and one daughter, Mrs. W. T. Kratzer, of Clinton, and the mother of his only grandchild. Billy Tom Kratzer, who survive him. In the fall of 1933 Mrs. baker passed into her long sleep, making the first break in their closely knit family circle. January 30, 1935, Mr. Baker and Mrs. Mary Tschabrun were married, and she, a good and kindly wife, survives him. Besides his children, two sisters, last of his family, are left, Mrs. C. H. Williams of Deepwater and Mrs. W. R. Goff of Barnard, Mo. The funeral services were conducted at the Presbyterian church on Monday. The body was laid to rest in Englewood.

BAKER, Jack S.
b: Oct 21 1923, Windsor, Henry Co, MO
d: May 3 2000, Leeton, Johnson Co, MO
bur:
Mineral Creek Cemetery, Leeton, Johnson Co, MO
arr: Sweeney-Phillips & Holdren

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, May 5 2000 - Jack S. Baker, 76, Leeton, died Wednesday, May 3, 2000, at his home. He was born on October 21, 1923, in Windsor, the son of Porter W. and Ola (Cooper) Baker. On May 29, 1975, he and Barbara J. Zimmermann were married in Miami, Oklahoma, and she survives of the home. He was chairan and past president of the Bank of Leeton, farmer and cattleman who bred and trained American Saddlebred horses. He was currently on the board of the Bank of Leeton. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Leeton, member and past chairman of Chapter 5 of the United Professional Horseman Association of Missouri and Kansas Chapter. He recently received a nomination from Chapter 5 for the National UPHA Hall of Fame. He was a member and served as vice president of the American Saddlebred Futurity of Missouri, served on the board of directors of the Northern Illinois Horse Association, received many national and states awards for the horses that he trained and showed. He was a member of the Cole Springs Masonic Lodge where he was past master, Leeton Lions Club and American Bankers Association. He is also survived by a son, Charles Clark Baker, Jackson, Michigan; a daughter, Jacklyn Ann Landgrebe, Leeton; tepsons, Michael J. Morgan, Bartlett, Illinois; two stepdaughters, Kelly M. Morgan, Los Angeles, California, and Kerry L. Schmidt, Gainesville, Florida; four grandchildren, one great-grandchild and pone step-grandchild. He was preceded in death by a brother, Joe Baker, March 8, 1981. Funeral services will be held Saturday at the First United Methodist Church, Leeton. Burial and Masonic services will be at the Mineral Creek Cemetery, Leeton.

BAKER, Jennettia N.
b: abt 1925
d: Jan 14 2007, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
bur:
Osceola Cemetery, Osceola, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 18 2007 - Mrs. Jennettia N. Baker, 81, Clinton, died Sunday, January 14, 2007, at Kindred Hospital, Kansas City. Among survivors are her husband Frank of the home; daughter Sandi Nickell and husband Alan, Avondale; brother Elmer Elliott and wife Lois, Clinton, and Ruby Dempsey, Clinton; stepson Gary Baker, Clinton; grandchildren, other relatives and friends. Funeral services were Thursday, January 18, at Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel, Osceola, with burial in Osceola Cemetery.

BAKER, Jennifer Dawn
b: Sep 7 1983
d: Apr 16 1999, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
bur:
Appleton City Cemetery, Appleton City, St. Clair Co, MO
arr: Hill & Son Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Jennifer Dawn Baker, 15, Appleton City, died Friday, April 16, 1999, at St. Joseph Health Center, Kansas City. She is survived by her father, Andrew Baker, Kissimmee, Florida; her mother and stepfather, Rita and Tim Mullen, of the home; four brothers, Justin Baker, Tim Mullen, Joe Mullen and Tony Mullen, all of the home; one sister, Cyrstal Mullen of Appleton City; her maternal grandmother, Bertie Easter, West Plains; her paternal grandmother, Barbara Fuchs of Wisconsin; her step-grandmother, Alma Rockwell, Appleton City, and her step-grandfather, Mark Mullen, Beaver Dam, Wisconsin. Funeral services were Monday, April 19, at the Appleton City First Baptist Church, with burial in Appleton City Cemetery.

BAKER, Juanita Noretta FUSTON KAGARICE
b: Mar 21 1937, Harrisonville, Cass Co, MO
d: Mar 6 2005, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
arr:
Atkinson Funeral Home
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Mar 9 2005 - Juanita Noretta Baker, 67, Clinton, died Sunday, March 6, 2005, at her home. Funeral services will be held Thursday, March 10 at Atkinson Chapel, Harrisonville. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery. She was born March 21, 1937, in Harrisonville, the daughter of George Wilford and Cordie (Fraley) Fuston. She continued to live in Harrisonville most of her life. She married Walter Kagarice March 21, 1953. She later married Buford Baker December 2, 1974. She was a member of Harrisonville First Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents; three sisters and one grandchild. Survivors include her children, Margaret DeWitt and her husband Damon, Adrian, Walter Kagarice Jr., North Carolina, Christine Banker, Bolivar, DeCora Revell and Gene Kagarice, both of Scottsville, Kentucky; two brothers, George Fuston, Harrisonville, and Clyde Sutton, Stockton; 14 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, with two more on the way; many nieces and nephews.

BAKER, Kenneth R.
b: Oct 29 1959
d: Jun 6 1993, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Chilhowee Cemetery, Chilhowee, Johnson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Kenneth R. Baker, 33, East Bodine Street, died Sunday evening, June 6, 1993. He was an auto mechanic at Rays Motors. He is survived by his wife Sharon of the home; three children, Jessica Baker, Bret Hauser and Justin Hauser, all of the home; his parents, Don and Dorothy Baker of Independence; a brother, Richard Baker of Leeton; four sisters, Glenda Ilgenfritz of Leeton, Debra Baker of St. Petersburg, Florida, Teresa Burford of Leeton and Susan Waldspurger of Pinellas Park, Florida. Memorial services will be Wednesday at the Chilhowee Restoration branch Church and graveside services at the Chilhowee Cemetery.

BAKER, Lutie STRICKLAND
b: n/a
d: Jan 23 1891, 4 mi E of Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Bethlehem Cemetery, Bethlehem Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Feb 7 1891 - Sudden Death of Mrs. Lutie Baker - Mrs. Baker was keeping house for Frank Conard, four miles east of Clinton, where she died suddenly between 10 and 4 Friday, January 23. Mr. Conard left his house about half-past seven, leaving Mrs. Baker, her child, about 3 years old, and his own children - one boy 11 and two girls, 7 and 4 - all well and right, so far as he knew. Then the two oldest children left for school. When they were returning home they met their youngest sister and Mrs. Baker's boy in the road, crying. They said Mrs. Baker was dead and, indeed, they found her lying on the floor. Mr. Conard's boy immediately went for his father, where he was husking corn for H. T. Burris. Mr. Conard found Mrs. Baker lying on the floor, cold but not stiff. The oldest child that was left with her said she staggered and fell dead in the morning. "Mrs. Baker was dead." He replied, "We'll, bury her" and went on. These children were alone until about 4:30. They had not had any dinner, the fire was very low and the doors were all open. The housework had all been done and two flat-irons were on the cookstove. The coroner was immediately sent for and word was sent to her brothers, Messrs. Ed, Lou and Scott Strickland, as well as to friends and neighbors. Mrs. Baker was buried by the side of her father and mother in Bethlehem cemetery. The funeral sermon will be preached soon in the neighborhood of her brothers.

BAKER, Mary Belle PADLEY
b: Aug 30 1899, Bates Co, MO
d: Dec 30 1991, Butler, Bates Co, MO
bur: Oak Hill Cemetery, Butler, Bates Co, MO
arr:
Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Mrs. Mary B. Baker, 92, of the Willow Lane Nursing Home at Butler, formerly of Clinton, died Monday, December 30, 1991 at the home. - Mary B. Baker was born August 30, 1899, in Bates County, the daughter of William H. Padley and Lula A. Evans. She died Monday, December 30, 1991, at Willow Lane Nursing Home in Butler, at the age of 92. She was raised in Bates County and attended the Brackney School through the eighth grade. During World War II, she worked in Kansas City as a Fred Harvey girl. While raising two young sons, she worked as a private health care nurse in Kansas City - including caring for Governor Docking's mother. She retired in 1965 at which time she moved to Clinton where she lived until she became a resident at Willow Lane Nursing Center in 1985. She loved flowers. Her home was always full of beautiful flowers. She enjoyed gardening, crocheting and sewing and the color of blue. She was quite a cook. Her sons say she could cook anything, but that her cakes and pies were best. Sports, yes, she like to fish, but she didn't like football. Having helped raise some of her grandchildren, she was both mother and grandma to them. She loved them all and was always concerned about their clothes, food and especially their education. Because of what she shared with all of her family and friends, she leaves many fond memories. She is survived by two sons, Wendell of Clinton and Paul and wife, Edith, of Clinton; one son-in-law, Clifford Cummings of Butler; one brother, Everett Padley of Overland Park, Kansas; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one daughter-in-law, Betty L. Baker; one sister, Leona Gaugh; one great-granddaughter, Janet Cummings, and one daughter, Francile Cummings. Funeral services were held Friday, January 3, 1992 at the Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel in Butler. Burial was at the Oak Hill Cemetery in Butler.

BAKER, Mary Catherine RAPP HILBERT
b: Sep 24 1933, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
d: May 13 2009, Topeka, Shawnee Co, KS
bur: Topeka Cemetery, Topeka, Shawnee Co, KS
arr:
Kevin Brennan Family Funeral Home
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, May 19 2009 - Mary Catherine Hilbert:Baker, 75, died on Wednesday, May 13, 2009, at McCrites Retirement Community after battling cancer. She was born on Sept. 24, 1933, to Rudolph and Helen Rapp in Clinton. Catherine worked in Kansas City for the Business Men's Insurance Corporation until 1955 when she met and married Glenn D. Hilbert on Nov. 14, 1954. They lived in Tecumseh, Kansas. Catherine managed Glenn D. Hilbert Construction Company while working for the law firm of Eidson, Lewis, Porter and Haynes from 1956-1976. She was working from 1976-1983 for the Board of Tax Appeals when her husband died unexpectedly in 1983. In 1985, Catherine met Donald Baker whom she married on Jan. 9, 2002, in Mesa, Arizona. During her retirement, she enjoyed the dry Arizona climate, entertaining friends from across the country and Canada, playing water volleyball and making crafts. She was known as The Scrubber Lady" for which she sold thousands of net scrubbers. However, the highlight of her retirement was meeting Bob Barker in 1993 as a contestant on "The Price Is Right" and winning a van. Catherine is survived by her husband, Donald Baker; a son, Michael D. Hilbert and his wife, Carolyn; grandchildren, Dr. Michael M. Hilbert, Erin Leesman and her husband, Phil, John Thompson and James Thompson; great-grandchildren, Davis and Dominic; a daughter, Becky Burghart and her husband, Mark; grandchildren, Mark, Kyle and Hayley; two stepsons, Alan Baker and his wife, Melody, and grandchildren, Andrew and Evan, and Marc Baker and his wife, Marjorie, and grandchildren, Grant, Kyle and Erin; a brother, Henry Rapp and two sisters, Virginia Blayney and her husband, Kenneth, Betty Taylor and her husband, James. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Glenn D. Hilbert; her parents and a sister, Carolyn Rapp. Funeral services were Saturday, May 16, at Kevin Brennan Family Funeral Home. Burial was at Topeka Cemetery.

BAKER, Max L.
b: Jun 9 1928
d: Mar 17 2008, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
bur: Cremation

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Mar 19 2008 - Max Baker, 79, Windsor, died Monday, March 17, 2008 at St. Luke's Hospital in Kansas City. He was preceded in death by his parents, Vance and Tessie (Long) Baker, and five siblings. He is survived by his wife Joan, six children and 11 grandchildren. Cremation. Private family services are to be held at a later date.

BAKER, Morris L. "Jack"
b: Apr 6 1938
d: Apr 7 2006, Pace, Santa Rosa Co, FL

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 20 2006 - Morris L. "Jack" Baker, 68, Pace, Florida, died Friday, April 7, 2006. He was a member of the First Christian Church in Pensacola and was an avid ham radio operator. He is survived by his wife Louise Baker, Pace; one daughter Michelle Baker; three sons, Dani Paul (Jeanette) Baker of Smithville, William Shane (Tracey) Baker of Virginia Beach, Virginia, and Patrick Scott Baker of Virginia Beach, Virginia; two sisters, Dorothy Ridge of Warrensburg and Doris Hill of Boston, Massachusetts; six grandchildren. Funeral services for Mr. Baker were Tuesday, April 11, at the Lewis Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Memory Park Cemetery.

BAKER, Paul William
b: abt 1953, Biloxi, Harrison Co, MS
d: Apr 14 2003, Peoria, IL
bur:
Englewood Cemetery BA-BO, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 18 2003 - Paul William Baker, 50, Peoria, Illinois, died Monday, April 14, 2003, at Proctor Hospital, Peoria, Illinois. Graveside services will be Saturday, April 19, at Englewood Cemetery, Clinton. He was born in Biloxi, Mississippi. He was a 1971 graduate of Clinton High School. He served in the U.S. Air Force. He was a field service technician for the City of Peoria, Illinois. He is survived by his mother, Nora Edith Baker of Clinton, and his father, Paul W. Baker, and one sister, Eileen Baker Staples and her husband Gary, all of East Lynne, Connecticut.

BAKER, Paul William Sr.
b: Jun 21 1930, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
d: Mar 15 2009, New London, CT
bur:
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Consalus Funeral Homes

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, May 18 2009 - Paul William Baker, Sr., son of Mary Belle Padley Baker, was born June 21, 1930, in Kansas City. His early years were spent on the farm of his loving grandfather and grandmother, near Butler, where he attended grade school. During this time he enjoyed the company of his brother Wendell; his sister Francile and a number of cousins. Paul attended high school in Butler and graduated in 1948. In his youth, Paul had part-time jobs at the local golf course and at the regional airport, where he developed a lifelong love for airplanes and flying. Paul wasn't content just to fly, but learned to do tricks with small airplanes. He often recalled the time he flew in very low over a local farmer's barn and was greeted upon landing by the same farmer, who was definitely not pleased by the incident. In 1950, Paul married Nora Edith Stewart and three children were born to their 42-year union: Paul William Jr., John Edward and Anita Eileen. Paul trained himself in telegraphy and worked for the Katy Railroad in Boonville prior to enlisting in the Air Force in 1951. He rose to the rank of Staff Sergeant and served as a radio man and photographer until his discharge in 1955. His Air Force service was a source of great pride for Paul. After his honorable discharge, he returned to the Katy Railroad. Paul moved his family to Clinton in 1959 near his brother Wendell. He used his natural gift in electronics to start his own radio and television repair business in 1959. His was a successful business, but he chose to accept an opportunity in 1964 to join United Telephone Company to provide more stability for his family. During his time with United, he became a supervisor and later joined the engineering group when United merged with Sprint. His technical abilities served him well throughout his career. Upon his retirement from Sprint in 1985, Paul joined another technical firm, Hicks and Ragland Engineering, as an inspector. For several years he traveled extensively in the Midwestern states, supervising the construction of cellular communications towers, but his home was always in the Clinton area. Paul and his brother Wendell, were very close and often worked together when one or the other had a project to complete. Both brothers were mechanically gifted and could build or repair most anything, between the two of them. Paul often recalled how his older brother had always been there to help him - especially during those challenging school years. Paul left Hicks and Ragland Engineering to pursue his hobbies of antique care restoration and flint knapping (making arrowheads using authentic methods). He worked hard on his pride and joy - a 1928 Model A coupe and made hundreds of arrowheads, scrapers and knives. He was invited to demonstrate his skills at local Native American gatherings and especially enjoyed showing his work to the children who attended. In 2002 Paul moved to Connecticut to be near his daughter and her family. His granddaughter Lauren, was the light of his life in his later years and he was always very proud of her. Paul remained in Connecticut until his passing on March 15, 2009. Paul was preceded in death by his grandparents, mother, sister and two sons. Paul is survived and greatly missed by his daughter and son-in-law, Eileen and Gary Staples of East Lyme, Connecticut; his granddaughter, Lauren, also of Connecticut; his brother Wendell, Clinton, and six nephews, Wayman, Wesley, Gary and Larry Baker and Everett and Bodie Cummings. An Air Force Honor Guard service and interment was held at Clinton Memory Gardens on March 21.

BAKER, Steve R. Jr. "Skip"
b: Oct 26 1966
d: Nov 7 2004, Overland Park, Johnson Co, KS
bur: Belton Cemetery, Belton, Cass Co, MO

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Nov 9 2004 - Steve (Skip) R. Baker Jr., 38, Belton, died Sunday, November 7, 2004, at Overland Park Regional Medical Center. Funeral services will be Thursday, November 11, at Cullen Funeral Home with burial in Belton Cemetery. He graduated from Raytown High School in 1984 and was employed with MoDOT for 15 years. He was preceded in death by his sister Brenda Lucas. He is survived by his wife of 16 years Shelly; parents Steve and Melva of Lowry City; mother and father-in-law Linda and Roger Emmons; sister-in-law Stephanie Emmons; nieces Brec, Kasey, Elise, Nevaeh; nephews Aaron and Noah, and his grandmother Gertrude Sylvester.

BAKER, Susan Frances WHARTON
b: Jan 31 1849, Glasgow, Howard Co, MO
d: Apr 1 1923, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery BA-BO, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - As the early hours of Easter dawned the spirit of Mrs. Susan Baker, who lived on West Grand River street, left the earthly body to dwell in the Home Above, she breathing her last at 3 a.m. Sunday. This good mother had been in failing health for about a year and a half, from the infirmities of age and complications, and had been bedfast since last October. Some time ago a daughter Mrs. Ed Malnory of Kansas City, came and lovingly ministered to her wants; then about seven weeks ago, another daughter, Mrs. Ed Stephenson of Galesburg, Illinois, came to be at the bedside of her mother and to make her last days as comfortable as possible. She was given the most tender and loving care by this devoted daughter, who never thought of self, but remained by her mother through every day and night. A daughter-in-law Mrs. George Baker of Toledo, Ohio, also came and assisted in the nursing two weeks, a short time ago. Deceased's maiden name was Susan Frances Wharton and she was born at Glasgow, Mo. She was 74 years old the last day of January. She had been a resident of Clinton for many years and was loved and respected by a wide circle of friends. She had been a member of the First M. E. church since a small girl, and was a faithful Christian woman, having a good word for everyone and was always ready to help and sympathize with those in need. On November 21, 1876, she was united in marriage with J. N. Baker in Clinton. He preceded her in death on April 20, 1920. Four children survive: Mrs. Ed Stephenson, Galesburg, Illinois; Mrs. E. J. Dillon, St. Louis; Mrs. Ed Malnory, Kansas City, and George E. Baker, of Toledo, Ohio. She also leaves one sister, Mrs. Agnes Murdock of Clinton; eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild. One grandchild, Mrs. Clara Redding of Clinton, was reared by her grandmother from a tiny girl and she loved her as her own child. She was also devoted to a grandson, William Stephenson, who remained to be with his grandmother and care for her in her declining years, when his parents moved to Illinois. At times she would prefer that he do things for her and asked that he be awakened to turn her in bed only an hour or so before she died. The bereaved ones have the deepest sympathy of all in this dark hour. Funeral services were conducted at the residence Tuesday, and the body was tenderly laid in its last resting place in Englewood. All the children were present at the funeral.

BAKER, Warren E.
b: Apr 29 1928, Brownington, Henry Co, MO
d: Jul 10 1987, Wheat Ridge, CO
bur:
Maplewood Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Sickman & Dunning Funeral Home

Warren E. Baker, 59, died Friday, July 10, 1987 at the Wheat Ridge, Colorado Lutheran Hospital. He lived at 522 South Carter Street. He was born in Brownington, Missouri, son of Warren H. and Clara Dawson Baker. He is survived by two brothers, Frank Baker of Clinton and Harry Baker of Arvada, Colorado; two sisters, Anna Merrifield of Denver and Florence Dillon of Denver. Funeral services will be Tuesday at the Sickman-Dunning funeral home, with burial in Brownington.

BALDOCK, Margaret RICHARD
b: Mar 12 1854, near Humansville, Polk Co, MO
d: Mar 15 1930, near Shawnee Mound, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery BA-BO, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Mrs. Richard Baldock passed away early Saturday morning, March 15th, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. A. L. Stone, near Shawnee Mound. She had been in failing health for the past few years, and became worse about 1 a.m. Thursday morning previous to her death, which resulted from neuritis that went to her heart. Mrs. Stone had been sleeping with her mother, but she was feeling much better Friday night and insisted that her daughter sleep in her own bed, as she thought both would rest better, promising to call her if she got to feeling worse. A few minutes before six Saturday morning Mrs. Stone stepped inside her mother's room and asked her how she was feeling; when she did not answer she spoke to her a little louder, but received no reply. Then she turned on the light and found that her mother's spirit had passed into eternity. Dr. Hampton was called, who said she probably died about 4 a.m. Deceased was born near Humansville, and was 76 years old the 12th of this March. Her maiden name was Margaret Richard. She was united in marriage with Richard Baldock, Feb. 15, 1874 at Humansville. They lived on a farm near there for several years, coming to Clinton many years ago. Her husband preceded her in death 11 years ago Nov. 8th. She is survived by the one daughter, and two sons, Albert and Harry Baldock, both of Clinton. She also leaves one brother J. W. Richard of Pittsburg, Mo., who with his son-in-law and his grandson, came to the funeral. Her nephew Burl Meador of Bartlesville, Okla., also came. She also leaves a half brother and two half sisters, whose present address is not known. Mrs. Baldock was a member of the Christian church, and was a good Christian woman; a kind mother, ever anxious for the welfare of her children, and always setting an example of right living before them. She had made her home for a number of years, with her daughter, who had given her most devoted care. She had many friends, both in Clinton and the Shawnee Mound neighborhood, who extend sympathy to the bereaved children. Funeral services were held at the Christian church Sunday and the body was buried beside the graves of her husband and granddaughter, Margaret Stone Des Combes, in Englewood cemetery.

BALDRIDGE, Arthur J.
b: Sep 13 1904, Lehigh, MO
d: Nov 6 1991, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Arthur J. Baldridge, 87, 192 Third Ave., Marion, Iowa, died Wednesday morning, November 6, 1991, in St. Luke's Hospital following a long illness. Services were held Friday, November 8, at Cedar Memorial Chapel of Memories. Burial was in Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery. Survivors include his wife, Marie, and two daughters, Mary Jane Beachel and Thelma Arnold, both of Marion; 13 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren and his son-in-law, Donald Arnold of Marion. He was preceded in death by a son, Earl Baldridge, and a daughter, Barbara Jean Hayes. He was born September 13, 1904, in Lehigh. On June 15, 1935, he was married to Mettie Marie Edwards, daughter of Jake and Julia Edwards, at the Baptist Church in Warsaw. He was a lineman for the Linn County Rural Electric Corp. for 25 years, retiring in 1969. He was an Army veteran.

BALDUS, Mary I. LETT
b: Apr 17 1923, Red Oak, IA
d: Sep 14 2009, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Salem Church Cemetery, Big Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Consalus Funeral Homes

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Sep 18 2009 - Mary I. Baldus, 86, Clinton, died Wednesday, September 14, 2009, at the Clinton Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center, Clinton. Mary was born April 17, 1923, in Red Oak, Iowa, the daughter of Alvin and Susan (Akers) Lett. She was employed by Lake City Army Ammunition Plant in Independence before working for both Schreiber Foods and Rival Corporation in Clinton. She was a member of the VFW Post 8101 in Buckner, the Eastern Star and the VFW Post 1894 in Clinton. Mary loved to fish, play Bingo, cards and games and bowled on leagues in Clinton and Kansas City. Her friends and family say she "lived life to the fullest". She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Clinton. Mary is survived by two daughters, Linda Pottberg and her husband Robert, Independence, and Patsy McCulloch and her husband Patrick, Oak Grove; two sisters, Vera Burns of Levasy and Violet Busby of Springfield; two grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and several other family members. She was preceded in death by her parents, three sisters, two brothers and her grandson, Bryan Pottberg, a fireman who died in the line of duty. There will be a private family service.

BALDWIN, Earl W.
b: Aug 14 1905, Johnson Co, MO
d: Oct 25 1998, Warrensburg, Johnson Co, MO
bur:
Sunset Hill Cemetery, Warrensburg, Johnson Co, MO
arr: Sweeney-Phillips & Holdren

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Earl W. Baldwin, 93, Warrensburg, died Sunday,m October 25, 1998, at the Warrensburg Manor Care Center. He was born August 14, 1905, in Johnson County, the son of Willis S. Baldwin and Ella Cahill Baldwin. On October 6, 1934, he and Lucille Sartin were married in Warrensburg. She survives of the home. Mr. Baldwin served in the U. S. Navy in the 1920s for four years and worked as a farmer until the late 1960s when he became an insurance agent for Concordia Farmers Mutual Insurance Co. He worked there until his retirement in January 1978. He was a member of the Valley City Christian Church until it closed. He then became a member of the First Christian Church of Warrensburg, where he served as a deacon and elder. He was a member and former president of the Farm bureau and was a member of the Elks Lodge. Survivors in addition to his wife are two daughters, Joyce Doyle, Newport News, Virginia, and Debbie Winders, Muncie, Indiana; two brothers, Howard Baldwin of Los Angeles, California; two sisters, Ruth Kimzey of Clinton and Mabel Baldwin, Warrensburg, and eight grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one daughter Helen Evans on February 24, 1987; one brother, Glenn Baldwin on October 7, 1973, and one sister Bernice Matthews on March 1, 1994. Funeral services were held Wednesday, October 28, at the First Christian Church of Warrensburg. Burial was in the Sunset Hill Cemetery.

BALDWIN, Ella L. BALLS HALL
b: Feb 3 1878, Freeman, Cass Co, MO
d: Jan 12 1959, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Antioch Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Sickman & Dunning Funeral Home

Baldwin Rites Here Wednesday - Funeral services will be held Wednesday for Mrs. Ella Baldwin at 2:00 p.m. at the Second Baptist Church with burial in the Antioch Cemetery Sickman and Duning Funeral Home will be in charge of the arrangements. Mrs. Baldwin died at 2:30 a.m. Monday morning at the General Hospital. Mrs. Baldwin was the mother of Kenneth Hall of Clinton.

BALDWIN, Jerry Lee
b: Jul 25 1949, Fayette, Howard Co, MO
d: Oct 12 2010, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
arr:
Consalus Funeral Homes
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Oct 14 2010 - Jerry Lee Baldwin, 61, Clinton, died Tuesday, October 12, 2010 at his home. He was born on July 25, 1949, 1 in Fayette. He was the son of Bob and Pauline Hartle. Jerry was an Army Veteran who proudly served his country during the Vietnam War. He liked to fish, belonged to the Southern Cruisers Motorcycle Club and loved to travel with his wife, Bea. He contracted Hepatitis C in 2007 and while fighting his battle to recover from that he never missed one day of work. Bea was especially proud of him for that and how he became a substance abuse counselor after his own recovery many years ago allowing him to know first hand how to help others. Jerry is survived by his son, Jeremiah Baldwin of Ft. Worth, Texas; two daughters, Jennifer Lutjen and her husband, Kevin, Stover, and Jana Baldwin of New Iberia, Louisiana; three brothers, Ben Livingston and his wife, Wendy, Independence, Bob Glenn and his wife, Shirley, Wakarusa, Indiana, and John Glenn of El Dorado Springs; one sister, Shirley Thayer of Columbia and eight grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Bill Glenn and Mike Baldwin, and his sister, Pat Glenn. Services are Saturday, October 16, in the chapel of the Consalus Funeral Home, Clinton. A full Military Honors Ceremony will follow at the funeral home.

BALDWIN, Mrs. J. F.
b: n/a
d: Mar 27 1891, Clinton, Henry Co, MO

Clinton Eye, Apr 4 1891 - Died, after a short illness, in this city, Friday, March 27, 1891, Mrs. J. F. Baldwin.

BALL, Howard Eugene
b: Jan 27 1918, St. Joseph, Buchanan Co, MO
d: Apr 3 1937, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
arr: Wilkinson Funeral Home

Clinton MO - A head-on collision at 11:40 p.m. Saturday on Highway 35, 1 1/2 miles east of Clinton, resulted in the untimely death of Eugene Ball, Clinton High School senior, son of Mr. and Mrs. M. R. Ball. Gene, as he was popularly known, was returning to Clinton after taking Miss Wanda Lee Richarson to her home a short distance east from the place of the accident. He was driving a model T Ford coupe which crashed with a Plymouth Sedan driven by Alfred Cecil Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Cecil of near Roseland, at the west approach of the bridge east of Englewood cemetery. Eugene Ball, son of Mr. and Mrs. M. R. Ball, was born January 27, 1918, at St. Joseph, Missouri. As Eugene is six feet two inches in height and weighs one hundred ninety pounds, he is the largest boy in he graduating class. He acquired his elementary education at the Bliss School in St. Joseph and at Mound City. Before moving to Clinton Eugene attended high school at the Bliss Junior High School at St. Joseph, Central High at Kansas City, and Shawnee Mission High at Meriam, Kansas. Eugene attends the Baptist church regularly. He is secretary-treasurer of the Science club. He has an interesting hobby of collecting match facsimiles and stamps. Before moving to Clinton, Eugene took a course in high school journalism, which has helped him in his extensive sport writing for the Cardinal. Gene works at his father's service station when out of school, and when not busy his favorite recreations are hunting, fishing and playing checkers. Eugene is undecided about attending college. Funeral services were Tuesday morning at the First Baptist Church. At noon the body was taken to King City for burial.

BALL, James Russel
b: Nov 28 1923
d: Jan 16 2003, Osceola, St. Clair Co, MO
bur:
Yeater Cemetery, Center Twp, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 20 2003 - James Russel Ball, 79, Osceola, a retired farmer, died Thursday, January 16, 2003, at the Sac-Osage Hospital, Osceola. Funeral services were Monday, January 20, in the Lowry City Church of God Holiness, Lowry City. Burial was in Yeater Cemetery.

BALL, Margaret Zepha RAINS HOAGLAND
b: Jul 3 1910, near Clinton, Henry Co, MO
d: May 5 1996, Osceola, St. Clair Co, MO
bur: Hopedale Cemetery, Ozark, Christian Co, MO

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Margaret Zepha Ball was born July 3, 1910, in Henry County near Clinton, to Ora Belle Chastain and James Ora Rains. She died May 5, 1996, at Sac-Osage Hospital in Osceola at the age of 85 years, five months and two days. At an early age her parents moved to Schell City where Zepha attended public school through the tenth grade. In 1927 she married George Hoagland. They lived in Colorado Springs, Col., where she worked at a tuberculosis hospital. They moved back to St. Clair County and in 1951 George preceded her in death. Zepha then worked in Sunderwirth's grocery store. In 1959 she married Ord H. "Doc" Ball. They moved to Springfield where he was a city bus driver. Zepha managed several rental apartments on Elm Street. In later years they moved near Springfield Lake in Ozark. Zepha accepted the Lord as her Savior and was a faithful member of Hopedale Baptist church. She taught a Sunday school class and enjoyed crafts and was very talented at making beautiful things. Even though she didn't have children, she loved and enjoyed them, especially her nieces and nephews. She enjoyed crocheting, sewing, and quilting. She also loved to give these articles of love to each one in the family. Her friends were a special delight, and she was a good neighbor. Ord preceded Zepha in death in 1990 and shortly after she moved to Osceola. She was also preceded in death by her parents and a brother Jim. She attended the First Assembly of God in Osceola as long as her health permitted. As her health began to fail, she made her home with her sister Zeda Sunderwirth, who lovingly cared for her. (Zeda was in St. Luke's Hospital after having to have a third pacemaker and was unable to attend the memorial service.) Zepha is survived by one brother Victor Wyatt "Buster" Rains of Duncan, Ok.; a cousin, Jean Zeller of Osceola; nieces, Gail Ingle of Osceola and Patty Rapp of Rockville; nephews Richard Sunderwirth of Osceola, Jim Sunderwirth of Port St. Lucie, Fl., Rusty Rains of Branson, Jerry Rains of Tulsa, Ok., and Billy Rains of Morrisville; great-nieces and nephews, other relatives and a host of friends. Funeral services were Tuesday, May 7, at the Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel. Burial was in Hopedale Cemetery, Ozark.

BALLARD, Alva E.
b: Mar 11 1908, near Lowry City, St. Clair Co, MO
d: May 5 1993, Osceola, St. Clair Co, MO
bur: Memorial Park Cemetery, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
arr:
Sheldon-Goodrich Funeral Home
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Alva E. Ballard, 85, Lowry City, died early Wednesday morning, May 5, 1993 at Sac-Osage Hospital. Services will be Saturday at the Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel, Osceola; graveside services at Memorial Park Cemetery, Kansas City. Mr. Ballard was born near Lowry City and lived in Independence before moving to Lowry City in 1988. He worked at the General Motors Fairfax assembly plant, retiring in 1968. Survivors include a son, David Ballard Jr., Deepwater; a stepdaughter Karen Ballard; three brothers, Arthur Ballard, Lowry City, Riley Ballard, Platte City, and Glen Ballard, Clinton; three sisters, Eva Murphy, Osceola, Emma Ohm, West Plains, and Ruby Prier, Odessa; four grandchildren and a great-grandson.

BALLARD, Arthur A.
b: Aug 23 1904, Lowry City, St. Clair Co, MO
d: May 3 1994, Osceola, St. Clair Co, MO
bur:
Landaker Cemetery, Butler Twp, St. Clair Co, MO
arr: Sheldon-Goodrich Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Arthur A. Ballard, 89, Osceola, died Tuesday morning, May 3, 1994, at the Sac-Osage Hospital in Osceola. He was born in Lowry City. He was a retired farmer. Most of his life was spent on the family farm. He was a Baptist. He is survived by two brothers, Glen Ballard of Clinton and William Riley Ballard of Platte City; three sisters, Eva Murphy of Osceola, Ruby Prier of Odessa, and Emma Ohm of Gainesville. Funeral services will be Saturday, May 7, at the Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel in Osceola. Burial will be in the Landaker Cemetery.

BALLARD, Billy Ray
b: Jun 18 1928, Iconium, St. Clair Co, MO
d: May 19 2012, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Vansant-Mills Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jul 2 2012 - Billy Ray Ballard was born on June 18, 1928, and died Saturday, May 19, 2012, at Golden LivingCenter-Westwood, Clinton, at the age of 83. He was the only child of Glen and Myrtle (Eversole) Ballard They each have preceded him in death. Bill was born in Iconium. At the age of six months, due to a house fire, the family moved to Montrose. At the age of 7, he met his lifelong friend, Walter Johnson. They did a lot of hunting and fishing together in their lives and they always got their limits. Bill attended Montrose High School and played basketball for them. He worked while attending school for different people in the Montrose area. After high school, Bill was drafted into the U.S. Army. He did his whole tour of duty at Fort Chaffee, Arkansas, as a cook. On May 11, 1952, Bill married Ruth Jeanette Spackler in Clinton at the Methodist Church. To this union, three children were born, Marguerite (Susie) Ballard, Richard (Rickey) Ballard and Jayne (Ballard) Duncan. He worked for Herrman Lumber Company after he got home from the service. Then in 1964, he went to work for Clearfield Cheese Company where he drove a 10-wheeler and eventually drove a big rig. He traveled a million miles without a chargeable accident. If he saw someone broke down on the highway, he would stop and help them if he could and if he couldn't, he would radio for help on his CB. Due to his health, he eventually had to stop driving, but did jockey the trailers from the garage to the plant and back. Then he was offered the job of the north dock evening supervisor by Ken Johnston. Bill always had a good word to say about Ken. Bill retired from Schreiber's, but kept in contact with some of the guys from his crew. They are Kelly Anspaugh, Willie Lawler and Lloyd Gordon. He also remained friends with fellow drivers, Bob Himes, Charles Berry and Jack Shelby. Bill and Ruth had a love of children. Ruth babysat for many families who both parents had to work. Mere were two of those children who became part of the family. They were John Paul Beeves, who was like a grandson to Bill, and Jennifer Jean Shoaf, who was like a granddaughter to them. John Paul use to say no matter what you did with Bill, either hunting or fishing, you always came back with something. On December 3, 1988, Bill and Ruth did get their grandchild, Crissy Rae Duncan. She was the pride and joy of both of them. Dad helped raise Chrissy and taught her to do things like color in the lines, cast a fishing pole and how to make gravy. He would take her to school and pick her up. He encouraged her to be all that she could be. He attended the plays she was in, music concerts and ball games. One of the things that Bill was known for was always being on time or early. If he said he would be there at a certain time, he was there 15 minutes early. It is a trait that he instilled in his children. Bill was the rock and the glue that held his family together. He took care of his granddaughter and wife while she was ill and was by her side after 45 years of marriage when she passed on. Bill was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Ruth; adopted grandson, John Paul, and his best friend, Walter. He leaves behind his children, Susie, Rickey and Jayne; his special friend, Virginia Carter, and a host of friends and family. To sum up Bill, a friend stated, "Just four words about Bill He was the best." Funeral services were held Tuesday, May 22, 2 p.m., at Vansant-Mills Chapel. Interment was in Clinton Memory Gardens, Clinton.

BALLARD, Cleve Green
b: Dec 27 1922, St. Clair Co, MO
d: Apr 30 1994, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
bur:
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Vansant-Mills Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Cleve Green Ballard, son of the late George and Ruth Ballard, was born in St. Clair County on the 27th. day of December, 1922, and departed this life on the 30th day of April, 1994, at Research Hospital in Kansas City at the age of 71 years. Cleve entered CC Camp for 1 1/2 years, then entered the Army in January of 1943. He received Honorable Discharge in December, 1945. Serving our country in Africa and Italy, he was awarded two bronze stars and a good conduct medal. He was a longtime member of the American Legion in Clinton, where he resided. Cleve married Bernice Wilson on the 15th day of July, 1946, and through the memorable years they gave life to three children, Sheila, Jimmy. and Sharon; six grandchildren, Robbie, Michael and Janae Vallentine, Kimberly and Joey Smith, and Tammy Ballard; two great-grandsons. Cody Kyle Knight and Logan Wade Ballard. Cleve was preceded in death by his father, George Ballard; his mother, Ruth Ballard; a brother, Ervin Ballard; and a sister, Agnes James. He is survived by one brother. Vincel Ballard of Independence; one sister, Nadine Geyer of Sapulpa, Ok.; and his wife: Bernice Ballard of Clinton. Cleve retired from Clinton Ford Tractor in 1985 where he worked as a mechanic for many years. He was a hardworking man and provided well for his family. His family always came first, but he was always willing to help anyone in need. Cleve lived a good. meaningful life and he accepted Christ in his heart. He loved to fish, hunt, and visit with friends and family. He was a tender and kindhearted man and as sure as we all know him. he will never be forgotten. Graveside services were held at the Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery on Tuesday, May 3. 1994.

BALLARD, Dawn Michelle SELL
b: Dec 31 1973, Independence, Jackson Co, MO
d: Mar 22 2009, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Vansant-Mills Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 21 2009 - Dawn Michelle Ballard was born Dec. 31, 1973, in Independence. She was the daughter of Dal Mitchell and Donna Faye (Smith) Sell. Dawn died on March 22, 2009, at Golden Valley Memorial Hospital, Clinton, at the age of 35 years. Dawn worked as a waitress at Boss Cafe, Clinton. She is survived by her parents, Dal and Donna Sell; one son, Preston Ballard; one daughter, Makenzie Murphy; special friend, Randy Murphy, all of Clinton; brother Mitchell Sell of Archie; sister, Marsha Earley of Lee's Summit, and grandmother to Makenzie, Betty Murphy of Adrian. Funeral services were held at Vansant Mills Chapel Wednesday, On March 25. Interment was in Clinton Memory Gardens Cemetery.

BALLARD, Jessie V. OSBORN
b: Oct 25 1911
d: Dec 22 1997, Gladstone, Clay Co, MO
bur:
Lowry City Cemetery, Lowry City, St. Clair Co, MO
arr: Sheldon-Goodrich Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Jessie V. Ballard, 86, Lowry City, died Monday, December 22, 1997, at Woodrine Health Care Center, Gladstone. She is survived by two sons, Auburn F. Ballard Jr. of Decatur, Texas, and T. J. Ballard of Kansas City; one brother Harry Osborn of Lowry City; two sisters, Ethel Earheart of Pleasant Hill and Dorothy Wright of Standbury; eight grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild, other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be Saturday, December 27, at the Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel in Osceola. Burial will be in the Lowry City Cemetery.

BALLARD, L. Glen
b: Jun 13 1906, St. Clair Co, MO
d: Nov 3 1996, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Drakes Chapel Cemetery, Deer Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Vansant-Mills Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - L. Glen Ballard, son of Robert and Clara (Mayer) Ballard, was born June 13, 1906, in St. Clair County and died November 3, 1996, at the Golden Valley Memorial Hospital, Clinton, at the age of 90 years. Glen was married to Myrtle B. Eversole and to this union one son was born. Glen was a farmer. Glen is survived by his wife, Myrtle of the home; one son, Billy Ballard and wife, Ruth, of Clinton; three grandchildren, Susie Ballard, Rickey Ballard and Jayne Duncan, and one great-granddaughter, Chrissy Duncan, as well as three sisters, Eva Murphy, Osceola, Ruby Pryor, Odessa, and Emma Ohm, Gainesville. Graveside services were held at the Drakes Chapel Cemetery on Wednesday, November 6. Burial was in the Drakes Chapel Cemetery.

BALLARD, Lena L.
b: abt 1919, Lowry City, St. Clair Co, MO
d: Aug 23 2004, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Landaker Cemetery, Butler Twp, St. Clair Co, MO
arr: Sheldon-Goodrich Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Aug 24 2004 - Mrs. Lena L. Ballard, 85, Lowry City, died Monday, August 23, 2004, at Clinton Healthcare Center. Mrs. Ballard was born in Lowry City and was a longtime area resident. Immediate survivors are cousins. Funeral services will be Thursday, August 26 at the Landaker Cemetery, near Lowry City.

BALLARD, Louisa J. TERRILL
b: May 2 1841, Marion Co, MO
d: Feb 9 1929, 11 mi SE of Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Bethlehem Cemetery, Bethlehem Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Louisa J. Terrill was born May 2, 1841 in Marion county, Mo., and died at her home 11 miles southeast of Clinton, February 9, 1929, being 87 years, 9 months and 7 days of age. On March 12, 1861, she was married to J. W. Ballard, who passed on before her January 18, 1908. To this union ten children were given, one dying in infancy. Those living are Mrs. Ida Brooks, Holden, Mo.; J. T. Ballard, Denver, Colo.; Mrs. W. N. Evans, Clinton; E. L. Ballard, McMinnville, Ore.; Mrs. Bessie Simmons, Clinton; Mrs. Blanche Evans, Baird, wash.; Misses Dora and Lillian, at home. She leaves 21 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. She was converted when young and in 1866, shortly after its reorganization after the Civil war, she united with the Bethlehem church, and for 63 years she had labored for her master as a member of this church, rearing her sons and daughters in the light of the Masters' Word, implanting in them a love and reverence for the Great Book and its teaching, which now in these hours without mother shall become their hope and their comfort. Altho, for the last several years, she had become a semi-invalid, seldom leaving her home, she never lost her love for, nor her interest in her church. Thru her beloved daughters, she kept in intimate touch with its needs and interests, never forgetting nor neglecting that it needed her prayers and her material support and always remembering the Orphan's Home on her birthday. She was a quiet, gracious, unassuming woman, whose influence for good can never be measured and her "works do follow" her. Funeral services were conducted Sunday at Bethlehem.

BALLARD, Marshall B.
b: Nov 30 1929, Kingsville, Johnson Co, MO
d: Aug 15 1993, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
bur:
Holden Cemetery, Holden, Johnson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Marshall B. Ballard, 63, Holden, died Sunday, August 15, 1993 at St. Luke's Hospital in Kansas City. He was born November 30, 1929 in Kingsville, the son of Fred Amos and Dorothy (Lilleston) Ballard. He had lived in the Holden and Kingsville areas all of his life. He married Patricia Ann Warren September 2, 1951 in Holden. She preceded him in death Oct. 29, 1984. On March 15, 1987 he married Imogene (Neill) Higgins in Holden. Mr. Ballard was a machinist for Stahl Specialty Company in Kingsville from 1955 until retiring in January of 1993. He was an Army veteran of the Korean war and had been awarded a Purple Heart. He was a member of the New Hope Baptist Church in Holden. He is survived by his wife, Imogene Ballard, of the home; two sons, Wray Ballard, Arlington, Va., and Ronnie Ballard, Holden; one stepson Rev. Dennis Higgins, Jacksonville, Il.; three stepdaughters, Vicki McMillen, New London, Mo., Nancy Cook, Grand Prairie, Tx., and Debbie Robledo, Holden; his mother Dorothy Ballard, Holden; two brothers, Ernest Ballard, Lone Jack, and Virgil Ballard, Holden; two sisters, Opal Wiseman, Holden, and Neva Carol Hobbs, Holden; nine grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.

BALLARD, Myrtle B. EVERSOLE
b: Jul 16 1907, St. Clair Co, MO
d: Dec 22 1999, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Drakes Chapel Cemetery, Deer Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Thurs, Jan 27 2000 - Myrtle B. Ballard was born July 16, 1907, and died December 22, 1999, at the age of 92 years and five months. She was a daughter of James and Cora Tucker Eversole. On September 26, 1927, she was united in marriage to Glen Ballard and to this union one son was born, Bill Ballard. Myrtle had three grandchildren, Susie, Rickey and Jayne. She had one great-grandchild, Chrissy Duncan. She lived most of her life in both St. Clair County and Henry County. The last few years were spent in the Drake's Chapel Church area. She was preceded in death by her parents, James and Cora; four sisters, Anne, Lula, Lena and a baby sister; two brothers, Willis and Daryl; her husband, Glen, and daughter-in-law, Ruth. She leaves behind a son, Bill; three grandchildren, Susie, Rickey and Jayne; one great-grandchild, Chrissy Duncan; many friends and other relatives.

BALLARD, Ruth J. SPACKLER
b: Oct 30 1931, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
d: May 14 1997, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
bur:
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Vansant-Mills Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Ruth J. Ballard was born October 30, 1931, in Clinton, and died May 14, 1997, at Research Medical Center, Kansas City, at the age of 65 years, six months and 17 days. She was the daughter of Walter D. and Lucille Montgomery Spackler, the youngest of five children. Ruth married Bill Ballard on May 11, 1952.,and to this union three children were born, Susie, Rickey and Jayne. She also has one granddaughter, Christine Raye who she was very proud of. Ruth was a member of the Clinton Chapter 73, Order of the Eastern Star where she was Worthy Matron two times. She also was Mother Advisor of the Rainbow for Girls and was honored by being installed in the Grand Cross of Color for her work in Rainbow. Recently she was made a 50-year member of the Clinton United Methodist Church. She also was a past member of the Jr. Progressive Club. Ruth had a strong love for children. She has helped raise numerous children so their parents could work. She also allowed several of her daughters' friends to live with them while they were having difficult times in their lives. She was preceded in death by her parents; her aunt Dorothy Montgomery; one brother and one sister. She is survived by her husband of 45 years, Billy R. Ballard, of the home; one son, Rickey Ballard; two daughters, Susie Ballard and Jayne Duncan and one daughter, Chrissy Duncan, all of Clinton; two brothers, Kenneth Spackler of Montrose and Richard D. Spackler of Kansas City, as well as numerous nieces and nephews and a number of "adopted children" which she helped raise. Funeral services were held at Vansant-Mills Funeral Home of Clinton. Burial was at Clinton Memory Gardens in Clinton, under the direction of the Vansant-Mills Funeral Home.

BALLARD, Vincel A.
b: Aug 15 1920, Lowry City, St. Clair Co, MO
d: Sep 16 2005, Independence, Jackson Co, MO
bur: Ft. Leavenworth National Cemetery, Leavenworth, Leavenworth Co, KS

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Sep 19 2005 - Vincel A. Ballard, 85, Independence, died Friday, September 16, 2005, at Cedar Valley Health Center. Funeral service will be September 20, at Carson-Speaks Chapel, Independence. Private burial will be in Leavenworth National Cemetery. Mr. Ballard was born on August 15, 1920, to Georgie and Ruth Ballard in Lowry City. He had been a dairy farmer and construction worker most of his life. He was an Army veteran of World War II and a member of the Clinton VFW. He was preceded in death by a son David in 1989. He is survived by his wife Laretha J. Ballard; three children, Cheryl Furnell, Gary Ballard and Lisa Ballard; eight grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and 11 nieces and nephews.

BALLARD, Wilma Bernice WILSON
b: Aug 31 1930, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
d: Jun 8 1995, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Vansant-Mills Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Wilma Bernice Ballard, daughter of Ola Lee and Nellie Ethel (Holmes) Wilson, was born August 31, 1930, in Clinton and died at her home in Clinton June 8, 1995, at the age of 64. Mrs. Ballard was a lifelong resident of Clinton. She worked for the Clearfield Cheese Company for 32 years before she retired in 1987. She was a member of the Allen Street Baptist Church, Clinton. She is survived by one son, Jimmy Ballard, Clinton; two daughters, Sheila Young and Sharon Cagle, both of Clinton; two brothers, David Wilson and Woodrow Wilson, Clinton; two sisters, Mary Jo Moore, Holton, Kansas, and Judy Tate, Buckner, as well as seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the Vansant-Mills Chapel, Tuesday, June 13. Burial was in the Clinton Memory Gardens Cemetery.

BALLEW, Edith Irene SHACKELFORD
b: Sep 17 1913, Warrensburg, Johnson Co, MO
d: Jan 4 1996, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Liberty Cemetery, Warrensburg, Johnson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Edith Irene Shackelford Ballew was born September 17, 1913, in Warrensburg, the daughter of Simpson N. and Dorothy Elizabeth (Toland) Shackelford. She died Thursday, January 4, 1996, at the Westwood Nursing Center in Clinton at the age of 82. Edith was married to Murl H. Ballew on January 12, 1935, in Olathe, Kansas. They farmed and lived ear Lincoln, until moving to Warrensburg in 1964, then to Clinton after Mr. Ballew's retirement. Mr. Ballew preceded her in death July 11, 1995. She is survived by one son, Bill Ballew, Kansas City; seven daughters, Betty Siercks, Kansas City, Laura Horton, Excelsior Springs, Frances Becker, Gladstone, Margie Ballew, Warrensburg, Virginia Ballew, Austin, Minnesota, Barbara Ballew, Kansas City, and Rebecca Dockum, Hutchinson, Kansas; 16 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren; one brother, James C. Shackelford, Kansas City; three sisters, Ruth Downing, Warrensburg, Josie Shackelford and Martha Rippee. Graveside services were Tuesday, January 9, at Liberty Cemetery near Warrensburg.

BALLEW, Jewel Maxine RIDENOUR
b: Jun 23 1918, Green Ridge, Pettis Co, MO
d: Sep 17 2009, Warrensburg, Johnson Co, MO
bur:
Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Warrensburg, Johnson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Sep 21 2009 - Jewel Maxine Ballew, 91, Warrensburg, died Thursday, September 17, 2009, at her home. She was born on June 23, 1918, in Green Ridge, the daughter of Thomas E. and Martha J. (Young) Ridenour. On September 8, 1948, she married Roy Wayne Ballew in Clinton. He preceded her in death on September 12, 1989. Mrs. Ballew was a 1937 graduate of Lincoln High School in Lincoln. She cared for her mother who was ill and helped her dad with farm chores after graduation. She had worked in the cafeteria for Warrensburg School District VI for 23 years after moving from their farm in 1967, retiring in 1990. She was a member of the Grover Park Baptist Church of Warrensburg and was baptized on July 16, 1931, at the age of 18. She loved the outdoors, flowers, gardening and quilt making was her hobby. Survivors include numerous nieces and nephews. She was also preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, Russell, Fred and Clay Ridenour, and a sister Hazel Mae Blevins. Graveside services and burial will be held Tuesday, September 22, at the Warrensburg Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

BALLEW, Murl Henry
b: Oct 10 1907
d: Jul 11 1995, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Liberty Cemetery, Warrensburg, Johnson Co, MO
arr: Consalus Funeral Homes

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Murl Henry Ballew, 87, Clinton, died at Westwood Care Center on July 11, 1995. He was born on October 10, 1907. He graduated from Green Ridge High School in 1925. Mr. Ballew was a farmer and lived near Lincoln until moving to Warrensburg in 1964. He worked as custodian at CMSU until retirement and then moved to Clinton. He is survived by his wife, Edith Shackelford Ballew of Westwood Care Center, Clinton. He is also survived by eight children, William Ballew, Kansas City, Betty Siercks, Kansas City, Laura Horton, Excelsior Springs, Frances Becker, Gladstone, Marjorie Ballew, Warrensburg, Virginia Ballew, Austin, Mn., Barbara Ballew, Kansas City, and Rebecca Dockum, Hutchison, Ks. In addition, Mr. Ballew is survived by nine grandsons, seven granddaughters and 11 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by three brothers and two sisters. Graveside services were held Saturday, July 15, at Liberty Cemetery, north of Warrensburg.

BALLIETT, Ottila H. TEEMAN
b: abt 1873, S of Germantown, Henry Co, MO
d: Feb 2 1937, Assumption, Christian Co, IL

Clinton MO - Mrs. Ottilia H. Balliett of Assumption, Ill., born and reared on the old Teeman place, two miles south of Germantown, now occupied by her brother, Albert Teeman, died at her home Tuesday, February 2, at 2 p.m. of a complication of diseases that had made her health poor several years. Ottilia Teeman, born 64 years ago, was the daughter of Henry and Mary Teeman, long respected farmers of the Germantown community and devout Catholics, who reared their child to the strict observance of their faith. When a girl of 19 years Ottilia went to St. Louis, where she was employed, and there met Aaron Balliett, whom she married and soon went with him to Illinois, where they established their home. He preceded her in death 23 years ago. Mrs. Balliett, a good and worthy woman, who reared a fine family and gave them all desirable advantages, leaves to mourn her passing three daughters, Augusta, of Waterloo, Iowa, Emma, of Detroit and Julia, of the home, who lovingly nursed her mother and helped run the large model dairy farm on which was their home; four sisters, Mrs. Theresia Fick and Mrs. B. Vogel of Germantown, Mrs. Mary Seleman, Montrose, and Sister Alarda of Racine, Ill., and three brothers, Albert, between Germantown and Montrose, Robert, Oklahoma, and Henry, Watsonville, Cal. The funeral was Friday morning at St. Mary's Catholic church and burial was in the cemetery nearby beside her late husband.

BALLMER, Lee L. "Pete"
b: Dec 21 1935, Cozad, Dawson Co, NE
d: Aug 21 1992, Sarasota, Sarasota Co, FL
bur: Cremation

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Lee L. "Pete" Ballmer, 55, Osprey, Florida, died Friday, August 21, 1992 as the result of a bicycle-motor vehicle accident in Sarasota, Florida. He was born in Cozad, Nebraska and had lived in Chilhowee for many years before moving back to Florida in 1980. He was a member of the RLDS Church. Surviving is one son Wilbur Ballmer of Clinton, also a daughter Kathy Welch of Colorado Springs; one stepdaughter Sharon Kulenkamp of Clinton; five grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one stepdaughter, Susie Ellis, and a stepson, Danny Ellis, both of Chilhowee. Memorial services with cremation were held in Sarasota.

BALLOU, Horace G.

d: Nov 6 1848, Warsaw, Benton Co, MO
bur:
Warsaw City Cemetery, Warsaw, Benton Co, MO
Saturday Morning Visitor, Warsaw, Benton Co, MO, Nov 11 1848 - Died in this place on Monday evening last [Nov 6 1848], after a protracted illness, Horace G., infant son of Mr. and Mrs. De Witt C. Ballou.

BANCROFT, Alta Marie SEAMAN
b: Jan 27 1914, Osgood, Sullivan Co, MO
d: Dec 1 2001, Warrensburg, Johnson Co, MO
bur:
Mineral Creek Cemetery, Leeton, Johnson Co, MO
arr: Sweeney-Phillips & Holdren

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Dec 4 2001 - Alta Marie Bancroft, 87, Leeton, died Saturday, December 1, 2001, at the Western Missouri Medical Center. She was born January 27, 1914, in Osgood, the daughter of Dennison D. Seaman and Goldia M. Middaugh Seaman. On May 21, 1935, she married George M. Bancroft in Warrensburg. He died August 30, 2000. She was a lifelong resident of Leeton and a homemaker. She was a member of the Harmony Baptist Church, Harmony Homemaker Extension Club and club community leader for many years of the Happy Workers 4-H Club. Survivors include three daughters, Donna Woolworth, Jacksonville, Arkansas, Marilyn Thompson and Judy Summate, both of Warrensburg; one son, David Bancroft, Clinton; two brothers, Carl Seaman, Holden, and Roy Seaman, Pensacola, Florida; one sister, Ruby Fern Ahrens, Walla Walla, Washington; 10 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Preceding her in death were a son who died in infancy in August 1941; one brother, Vernie Seaman, December 22, 1988, and one sister, Ethel Markham, December 5, 1977. Funeral services will be Thursday, December 6, at the Sweeney-Phillips and Holdren Funeral Home, Warrensburg. Burial will be in the Mineral Creek Cemetery in Leeton.

BANCROFT, Irene TAGGS
b: Mar 1 1914, Chariton Co, MO
d: Mar 25 1995, Warrensburg, Johnson Co, MO
bur:
Sunset Hill Cemetery, Warrensburg, Johnson Co, MO
arr: Williams Funeral Chapel

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Irene Bancroft, 81, Warrensburg, died Saturday, March 25, 1995, at the Western Missouri Medical Center. She was born March 1, 1914, in Chariton County, the daughter of William Henry Taggs and Arah Bell Campbell Taggs. She was a lifetime resident of Johnson County and had worked at Unitog Co. for more than 30 years before retiring in 1981. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Warrensburg. On July 1934, in Leeton, she married Robert Allen Bancroft, who preceded her in death August 28, 1986. They made their home for several years in the Chilhowee-Leeton area before moving to Warrensburg. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. David (Sue) Whitman, Warrensburg, and Dee Webber, Charlotte, N.C.; a son, Billy Bancroft, Lawson; four sisters, Gertrude Young and Stella Angel, both of Wister, Okla., Fay Alvis, Warrensburg, and Jane Cooke, Puyallap, Wash.; one brother, Ray Taggs, Anadarko, Okla.; eight grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson. She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Lois Kay Bancroft; a grandson, Dwight Whitman; four sisters and five brothers. Funeral services were held Tuesday, March 28, at the First Baptist Church in Warrensburg. Burial was in the Sunset Hill Cemetery.

BANCROFT, Mildred Frances SMITH
b: Sep 5 1910, Warrensburg, Johnson Co, MO
d: Jun 12 2008, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Warrensburg, Johnson Co, MO
arr: Consalus Funeral Homes

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jun 13 2008 - Mildred Frances (Smith) Bancroft, 97, Chilhowee, died Thursday, June 12, 2008, at Golden Valley Memorial Hospital in Clinton. Mildred was born Sept. 5, 1910, in Warrensburg, to Loren E. and Laura (Billingsly) Smith. She was married in Warrensburg on Sept. 21. 1927. to John E. Bancroft, who died in 1984. She was a loving and caring mother and grandmother who spent her years as a devoted homemaker. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Chilhowee for 73 years and active in the Order of Eastern Star. She -was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a sister, Mary Kackley; two brothers, L. E. Smith and Leonard Smith; a daughter, Mary Lucille Preston, and three great-grandchildren. She is survived by two daughters, Arm (Laurie) Kizer of Clinton and Elizabeth (Bette) Dameron and her husband. James, Chilhowee; 12 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren and 1 1 great-great grandchildren. Funeral are Sunday, June 15, at First Baptist Church of Chilhowee. Burial will follow in the Warrensburg Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Warrensburg.

BANKS, Curtis Edward
b: Dec 7 1923, Forrest City, AR
d: Aug 7 1992, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery BA-BO, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
arr: Consalus Funeral Homes

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Curtis Edward Banks was born December 7, 1923, in Forrest City, Arkansas. He passed away August 7, 1992 at Golden Valley Hospital at the age of 68. Curtis was married to Marjorie Smith and they made their home in Clinton for many years. Mr. Banks was a machinist for Alva Allen Industries and left this employment in 1972. He was a member of Northeast Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife Marjorie; his stepmother Edna Taylor, Winn, Arkansas; two sons, Willie Banks and Ronnie Banks; two daughters, Billy Tennis and Carolyne Riddle, all of LaCygne, Kansas; one sister Gladys Frames, Jonesboro, Arkansas. Funeral services were held Monday, August 10, 1992 at Consalus Chapel. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery.

BANKS, Harry R. III
b: Sep 18 1925
d: Feb 1 1993, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
arr:
Vansant-Mills Funeral Home
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Harry R. Banks, 67, Clinton, president of Banks-Wright Engineering, died February 1, 1993 at his home in Clinton. He was the son of William Emmet and Phyllis Mae Banks. Mr. Banks worked for the Missouri State Highway Department for 22 years before moving to Prairie Village, Ks. to form a bridge division for J. A. Tobin Construction. He received a bachelor degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Missouri in 1948. He was a member of the American Security of Civil Engineering, the First Presbyterian Church of Clinton, where he had served as a deacon, a past member of Sunrise Optimist, and a member of National Honor Society Chi Epsilon. He was a navy veteran of World War II. In 1969 he opened Banks-Wright Consulting engineering firm in Clinton with a partner Cleve Wright, where he worked until a few weeks ago. Survivors include his wife, Geraldine of the home; and two sons, Michail Banks of Belton, and Matthew Banks of Pittsburg, Ks.; one daughter, Victoria Banks of the Home; ten grandchildren, and one sister, Beverly Grooms of Jefferson City. Memorial services were held at the First Presbyterian Church, Friday, February 5, 1993.

BANNER, Lyle Eugene
b: Apr 6 1972, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
d: Mar 20 1995, near Huntingdale, Henry Co, MO
bur: Memorial Park Cemetery, Sedalia, Pettis Co, MO
arr:
Vansant-Mills Funeral Home
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Lyle Eugene Banner, 22, Harrisonville, son of Onlee and Wanda Banner, was born April 6, 1972, at Golden Valley Memorial Hospital in Clinton. He died Sunday, March 20, 1995, near Huntingdale, as a result of a pickup accident. Lyle has one sister, Debbie Wood and his brother-in-law, Mark who he considered his own brother. Lyle has three young nephews, Wade, Ryan and Tyler who he adored and spoiled. Lyle's grandmother, Opal Biggs, also survives and is of the home. He also leaves behind his girlfriend, Julia Johnson and her family, as well as many aunts, uncles and cousins who truly loved him and will miss him. Lyle was raised in Clinton all his life until November of last year when his parents moved to Harrisonville. Lyle had recently returned from Idaho where he had taken a short term job for Goss Fire Protection Company and he had just begun work for an independent constructor of residential homes. Lyle was a true lover of the outdoors. He spent many happy hours with his family and friends, fishing and skiing on Truman Lake. His favorite hobby was fishing and Lyle had many successful fishing tales. He also enjoyed hunting and looking for arrowheads. Lyle was an avid lover of all sports. He played baseball as a child and also tried his hand at basketball and football. During his high school years Lyle's love turned to wrestling. Lyle and his family enjoyed many meets, tournaments and trips together that were associating with Lyle's wrestling. During Lyle's senior year in high school he placed second at State and was named most improved wrestler and co-captain of the 1989-90 Clinton High School Wrestling Team. Lyle was awarded a wrestling scholarship at Missouri Valley College where he attended two semesters. During the spring term Lyle was on the Dean's List there. Lyle's love of competition, as well as his love for his nephews, made him a wonderful coach and role model. He coached his eldest nephew, Wade, to a 23-11 wrestling season. Although some people may think of Lyle as having been rough and tough, those who truly knew him knew that he had the softest, kindest heart and that Lyle would go to any length to help someone. Lyle brought laughter and sunshine to many people. He always had a smile on his face and a twinkle in his eye for which he will always be remembers. Funeral services were held at the Vansant-Mills Chapel, Wednesday, March 22, 1995. Burial was in the Memorial Park Cemetery, Sedalia.

BANNER, Phyllis Sue SHULTZ
b: Mar 4 1937, Milan, Sullivan Co, MO
d: Jan 11 2009, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
arr:
Dickey Funeral Home
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 19 2009 - Mrs. Phyllis Sue Banner, 71, Creighton, was born March 4, 1937, in Milan, Missouri, the daughter of Ray and Eva (Meeks) Shultz, and died Sunday, Jan. 11, 2009, at Research Medical Center, Kansas City. On Nov. 28, 1958, Phyllis married James Carrol Banner in Kansas City. She was a homemaker. Phyllis had lived in Grandview, before moving to Creighton in 2003. She was preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by her husband Jim Banner of the home; two daughters, Carolyn Snedeger and husband Pete, Grandview, Brenda Ballard and husband Chris, Urich; two grandchildren, Austin and Amber; a brother Bill Shultz, Unionville; other relatives and many friends. A memorial visitation was held Thursday, January 15, at the Dickey Funeral Home, Garden City.

BANNING, Lena Eunice BLEDSOE HESTAND
b: Feb 24 1928, Deepwater, Henry Co, MO
d: Oct 8 1996, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
bur:
Maplewood Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Consalus Funeral Homes

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Lena Eunice Banning, 68, Clinton, formerly of Deepwater, died Tuesday, October 8, 1996, at St. Luke's Hospital in Kansas City. Funeral services will be held Saturday, October 12, at the Consalus Chapel, Clinton. Burial will be in Maplewood Cemetery, Brownington. Mrs. Banning was born February 24, 1928, in Deepwater, the daughter of Jessie Edward and Flossie (Moulder) Bledsoe. She was married to Cecil Banning, who preceded her in death in 1980. She was a homemaker. Mrs. Banning was a member of the First Baptist Church of Deepwater and a member of Eagles Aerie 3667. She is survived by her mother, Flossie Bledsoe, Deepwater; three sons, James Hestand, Shawnee, Kansas, Johnny W. Hestand, Deepwater, and Rick Hestand, Kansas city; three daughters, Pearl Reimer, Columbus, Bonnie Young, Blackwater, and Donna Nelson, Clinton; one brother, Cleo Bledsoe, Osceola; one sister, Shirley Church, Lincoln; a half-brother, Claudie Foster, Kansas City; 12 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

BANNING, Marie GILBERT
b: Oct 10 1910
d: Jan 25 2008, Liberty, Clay Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery BA-BO, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Marie Gilbert Banning, 97, Liberty, MO, passed away January 25, 2008, at Liberty Terrace. Graveside services will be Tuesday, January 29, 2008 at Englewood Cemetery in Clinton, MO. Marie lost her parents, Louisa and George Gilbert when she was very young and was raised by Lulu and Jim Howard in Birch Tree, Missouri. Marie spent most of her years in Kansas City and saw both her sons and grandson graduate from college. She will be buried beside her husband in the Englewood Cemetery in Clinton, MO. She was preceded in death by husband, E. Willis Banning; her 1st son, Lance G. Banning; three sisters-Polly, Ruby and Delia and two brothers, Bill and Andy. She is survived by her youngest son, Larry H. Banning & grandson, Clinton E. Banning.

BANNING, Martha "Mattie" McNEELY
b: Apr 26 1870, near Little Rock, Pulaski Co, AR
d: Jul 6 1936, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery BA-BO, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
arr: Consalus Funeral Homes

Clinton MO - Mrs. Mattie Banning, who had been ill for five months, but had recently been some better, took a turn for the worse Tuesday of last week and passed to her eternal rest quietly at 11:20 a.m. Monday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Walter Calvin, 919 North Third Street. Mrs. Banning, who had not been well for years, suffered from heart failure and other complications that made her condition serious, but as she began to improve, her family was hopeful for her recovery and had taken her to drive in the car a few evenings and she had even lately enjoyed a two weeks visit with her sister Mrs. Fred Whitchurch, of near Post Oak. For three weeks she had been with her daughter, Mrs. Calvin, who had given her love and every attention. Mattie McNeely, daughter of Frank and Elizabeth McNeely, was born April 26, 1870, near Little Rock, Ark. As a small child she went to Illinois with her parents where they lived near Jacksonville and Franklin. A few years later her mother died and Mattie assumed the responsibility of the care of an infant sister and the other children of the family. Soon after, the father brought his family to Missouri and Clinton became their home. January 30, 1888, Mattie McNeely and Sherman Banning were united in marriage and nine children were given to their home. Bertha, who died in infancy, is the only one who awaits the mother on the other shore. Mrs. Banning was converted and united with the Baptist Church under Rev. Blythe, and becoming a Christian added to the depth and sweetness of her fine character. Fourteen years ago her husband died and two years later she and her son Cecil moved to the Shady grove neighborhood, and she became a faithful attendant at the Tebo Baptist church. When her health became too delicate to remain on the farm, she and her son returned to Clinton, making their home on East Jefferson street. Mrs. Banning is survived by her children Frank Banning of southwest of Clinton; Jess Banning of Deepwater; Walter of Clinton; Cecil of the home; Mrs. Walter Calvin and Mrs. Roy Purdy of Clinton; Mrs. Clifford Smith and Mrs. John McClurg of Kansas City; eight grandchildren; one great-grandson; one sister Mrs. Whitchurch of near Post Oak; two brothers, Tom and Ed McNeely of Franklin and Jacksonville, Ill., who were unable to attend the funeral services. There are also 3 half-brothers, Bob, Carlen and Walter McNeely of Leesville, and one half-sister, Mrs. John Mantonya of Thrush, and her stepmother, Mrs. Frank McNeely of Leesville. Mrs. Banning's sweet and gentle spirit still blesses her family and the many friends of Shady Grove, as well as Clinton, remember her as kindly spoken, loved by them all, a person who saw good in everything and whose chief pleasure was to be in the company of her children, toward whom she was ever indulgent in all that was right. She was a lover of music and thoroughly enjoyed the parties of the young people, where she was always welcome. The funeral services were Wednesday afternoon at the Consalus and Peck Funeral Home. Burial in Englewood.

BANNING, Sherri M.
b: n/a
d: May 21 1993, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
bur: Salem Cemetery, Independence, Jackson Co, MO

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Ms. Sherri M. Banning, daughter of E. Courtney Banning, died on May 21, 1993 at Research Medical Center after a brief illness. Services were Tuesday, May 25, at the New Salem Chapel in Independence, with burial in New Salem Cemetery. Survivors include her father, Courtney Banning of Foster City, Ca.; two maternal half-sisters, one paternal half-sister, and one maternal half-brother. Her mother preceded her in death earlier this year. Surviving aunts and uncles are Suzette LaCasse of Norman, Ok., Les and Mike LaCasse of California, Anita LaCasse Dehaghani of Kansas City, Ks., Carol Mitchell of Independence, Sherman Banning of Moberly, Tim Banning of Sedalia, and Debbie Crawford of Clinton. She also leaves her fiance Tony Becerra of Kansas City.

BANNING, Teresa Lorraine
b: Oct 16 1978, Columbia, Boone Co, MO
d: Sep 21 2005, Columbia, Boone Co, MO
bur:
Laurel Oak Cemetery AA-BE, Windsor, Windsor Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Sep 23 2005 - Teresa Lorraine Banning, 26, Macon, died Wednesday, September 21, 2005, at the University of Missouri Hospital in Columbia. she was born October 16, 1978, in Columbia, the daughter of Cecil Sherman and Deborah Y. Banning. She is survived by her parents of Macon; two brothers, Trevor Lynn Banning and his wife Tracy, Platte City, and Travis Lee Banning and his wife Amy, Ashland; three nephews, Gage, Zack and Tyler; grandparents Harold and June Crawford of Windsor; great-grandmother Yvonne Jarvis, Windsor; aunts, uncles, many cousins, close friend Amy Mitchell, and many friends. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Cecil Allen and Muriel Lorraine Banning. Funeral services will be held Saturday, September 24, at Greening-Eagan-Hayes Funeral Home in Macon. Burial will be at Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

BANTA, Christopher C.
b: Jan 1 1833, Moniteau Co, MO
d: Feb 7 1910, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery BA-BO, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Feb 12 1910 - Died February 7, 1910 at his home on North Third and Elm, from a stroke of apoplexy, which occurred eight days before, C. C. Banta. Born in Moniteau County, this state, 77 years ago New Year's Day. Fifty years ago last June, he married Miss Mary Smith at Boonville. He came with his wife to this county before the war. Served several years with the Home Guards; was a lieutenant. Eight children, four living - Dr. C. C. Banta, Windsor; W. S. of Columbia; Mrs. E. F. Snyder, Salt Lake City; Miss Artie, at the home. Their niece, Mrs. Otto Pechstein, was raised as their own daughter.

BANTA, Christopher Columbus Dr.
b: Mar 2 1866, Cole Co, MO
d: Dec 4 1934, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery BA-BO, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
arr: Wilkinson Funeral Home

Clinton MO, Dec 1934 - Dr. Christopher C. Banta was born in Cole County, Mo., March 2, 1866, being 68 years 9 months and 2 days old at his death at 7:45 p.m. Tuesday, December 4. He came with his parents to Henry county when a small boy, residing on a farm near Clinton. He received his education in the grade schools, then came to Clinton where he attended Lamkin Academy following with two years at Hooper Institute at Clarksburg, Mo. He received his medical education at the renowned Vanderbilt College of Medicine at Nashville, Tenn, graduating with high honors. He began his practice of medicine in Christian Co., finally settling in Coal, where he practiced until the time of his passing. No night too cold, no storm too fierce for him to face when he was called. He administered to their needs in the same unselfish and generous way as was his custom. In the past two years the doctor's health had been failing, but until the last year, he insisted he should care for those who needed him. He was very patient in his sufferings, never complaining. Life seemed to hold no greater treasure than the cherished love and esteem of his friends. The last few months, the kindness and tireless efforts of his many friends to help him and comfort the family showed a life lived as his is more worthy than the worldly gains, which, after all, are only empty dollars. He was united in marriage to Miss Ora Tanner, February 19, 1905, who with one son, Harrold, who has a position in Kansas City, survives him. He also leaves two sisters, Mrs. E. F. Snyder, Salt Lake City, and Miss Arta Banta, Sacramento, Calif.; three nephews, Knisley and Albert Banta, of Kansas City, Bowen Banta, South River, N.J., also two nieces, Miss Virginia Banta of Kansas City, Mrs. C. E. Reid of Manitou, Colo., besides a large number of friends, who mourn his passing. In the passing of Dr. Banta this county has lost a man who will be greatly missed, a fine doctor, a good neighbor and a faithful friend, and a devoted husband and father. Funeral services were conducted at the Coal Presbyterian Church on Thursday. Burial was in Englewood under direction of Wilkinson Funeral Service. Those from out-of-town at the funeral were: Harrold Banta from Kansas City; John Tanner, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Dean, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Doss, Windsor; Mrs. Andy Bentz and Daughters, Calhoun; Mrs. Nettie Lewis, Hal Lewis, Lewis Station; Mrs. Nell Miller and daughter, Ft. Scott, Kans.; Mrs. Myrtle Tanner, Wichita, Kansas; Knisely and Albert Banta, Kansas City.

BANTA, Thomas H.
b: Apr 7 1833, Madison Co, KY
d: Aug 10 1910, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Combs Cemetery, Deer Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Jul 23 1910 - Died, Thomas Banta, at his home one-half mile south of Thrush, August 10, after eight week's suffering with stomach trouble. Born on his home place near Calhoun 77 years ago and married Miss Lou Emery before the Civil War. A devoted Baptist. Leaves his wife and four daughters, Mrs. Nannie and Mahalie Banta of Canyon City, Colorado both unable to be present at the funeral; Mrs. Will Rinkle of Oklahoma and Mrs. Curtis Johnson near Thrush. Laid in Combs' graveyard.

BANTA, William Sherman
b: Nov 16 1866, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
d: Apr 3 1933, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO

Clinton MO - Dr. C. C. Banta of Coal, was called to Kansas City last week by the fatal illness of his brother. Miss Allie Duff and Mrs. Lillie Consalus of Clinton, went for the funeral. The following is taken from the Kansas City Star, April 4th: William Sherman Banta, 66 years old, a lawyer in Kansas City for fifteen years, died last night at his home, 2003 East Thirty-fifth street. Ill health had kept Mr. Banta away from practice the last year. Born in Clinton, Mo., November 16, 1866, Mr. Banta was educated in the grade and high school there and for a part of his college education attended the University of Kansas at Lawrence. He received his degree in 1890 from the University of Missouri. Mr. Banta began the practice of law at Deepwater, Mo., later returning to Clinton, and then, when his children were ready to enter college, established a law office at Columbia. The family moved to Kansas City in 1918. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Anna L. Banta; two daughters, Miss Virginia Banta of the home and Mrs. C. E. Reed of Manitou, Colo.; and three sons, Kneisley S. Banta and Albert E. Banta of the home, and William Bowen Banta of South River, N. J.; two sisters, Miss Arta Banta of Sacramento, Calif., and Mrs. E. F. Snyder of Salt Lake City, and a brother, Dr. C. C. Banta of Clinton, Mo. Funeral services for Mr. Banta were held Wednesday in Kansas City.

 

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