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BARBEE, Donald D.
b: Aug 28 1924, Leeton, Johnson Co, MO
d: Jul 27 2005, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery BA-BO, Clinton, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jul 28 2005 - Donald D. Barbee, 80, Clinton, died Wednesday, July 27, 2005, at Golden Valley Hospital, Clinton. Funeral services will be Saturday, July 30, at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Clinton, with burial in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton. Donald was born August 28, 1924, in Leeton. He graduated from Clinton High School in 1942. On August 31, 1946, he married Mary Kathryn Collins. He served in the United States Navy during World War II and was a loyal employee of Lowe Oil company for 23 years. He was preceded in death by his parents, Emmett and Margaret Barbee, and two brothers Bob and Bill Barbee. He is survived by his wife Mary Kathryn of the home; three daughters, Anne Tanner and husband Gene, and Lynn Helm and husband Chris, Clinton, and Carol Panek and husband John, Warrensburg; one sister Peggy Hamtil of Leawood, Kansas; nine grandchildren, Jennifer Owen, Corey Owen, Michele Bramell and husband B.J., Marc Helm, Nicholas Panek, Matt Helm, Katelyn Panek, Jamie Tanner and Lance Tanner, and one great-grandson, Brett Owen, as well as a number of nieces and nephews.

BARBEE, Evelyn Ruth KERR
b: Mar 24 1925, Elk City, Beckham Co, OK
d: Jan 29 2004, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery BA-BO, Clinton, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Vansant-Mills Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Feb 12 2004 - Evelyn Ruth Barbee, daughter of Derry William and Evelyn Mildred Nelson Kerr, was born March 24, 1925, in Elk City, Oklahoma, and died at her home in Clinton on January 29, 2004, at the age of 78 years. Ruth was married to W. W. "Bill" Barbee, who preceded her in death. Ruth was the Clinton City Clerk from 1959 until her retirement in 1988. she was a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Clinton. She is survived by her three daughters, Mary Margaret Miller, Knob Noster, Patricia Ann Morlock, Belton, and Kathleen L. Robbins, Clinton; two sisters, Mary Louise Walker, Clinton, and Janet Knisely, Midwest City, Oklahoma, as well as seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Funeral Mass was held at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Clinton, on Saturday, January 31. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

BARBEE, Marian DEHN
b: Jan 10 1922, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
d: Dec 8 2006, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery BA-BO, Clinton, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Vansant-Mills Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 22 2007 - Marian Francis Barbee was born on January 10, 1922, in Clinton, the daughter of William Peter and Emily (White) Dehn. She died at Westwood Nursing Center, Clinton, on December 8, 2006, at the age of 84 years. Marian grew upon her parents' farm on Highway 18 just west of Clinton. She married Robert (Bob) Barbee in 1943 in Ft. Pierce, Florida, just before he shipped out for Europe in World War II. Their first son Gordon, was born shortly after Bob's return in 1946 in the first crop of "baby boomers", the second son Paul, was born in 1950 and Chris followed in 1954. Marian and Bob bought a farm across the highway from Marian's parents and built a new house there in 1958. Marian attended First Presbyterian Church and then the Assembly of God Church. She was a very good seamstress, making many of her own clothing. She was very active in the garden club and annually planted and tended her own garden which included a wide variety of flowers. She was obsessed with keeping a "dandelion-free zone", which seemed to grow over time to include neighbors' lawns and around the church parking lot and with raking leaves from her yard. In later years she volunteered her time at the Samaritan Center on North Washington Street. Marian could absolutely fix anything with a stick of gum and knew at least five different ways to "repackage" leftovers. She was well-known within the family for her "unique" gifts on birthdays and Christmastime. She was obsessed with recycling of aluminum cans and could spot one in the ditch at 40 paces. Marian especially enjoyed getting the entire family together for family dinners or gatherings. She was truly a selfless person, always thinking of others first and herself last, She had an incredible work ethics, which rubbed off on each of her boys. Marian was the spiritual leader in the household, she absolutely placed all her trust and faith in the Lord Jesus Christ and very much lived her life in the hope of His return. She is survived by her three sons, Gordon Barbee and wife, Diane, Paul Barbee and wife. Rita, all of Clinton, and Chris Barbee and wife, Colleen, Media, Pennsylvania; one sister, Elaine Miller of Plano, Texas; eight grandchildren and five grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the Vansant-Mills Chapel on Tuesday, December 12. Interment was in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

BARBEE, Mary Kathryn COLLINS
b: Jul 15 1924, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
d: Feb 5 2009, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery BA-BO, Clinton, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Vansant-Mills Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Mar 6 2009 - Mary Kathryn Barbee was born July 15, 1924, in Clinton. She died on Thursday, Feb. 5, 2009, at Golden Valley Memorial Hospital at the age of 84 years. Kathryn graduated from Clinton High School in 1942. On Aug. 31, 1946, she, married Don Barbee. She was a loyal employee of Lowe Oil Company for over 20 years. She was preceded in death by his parents, Virgil and Lucille Feaster, and her husband, Don Barbee. Kathryn is survived by her three daughters, Anne Tanner and husband, Gene, Clinton, Lynn Helm, Clinton, and Carol Panek and husband, John, Warrensburg; one sister, Cody Jacques. Amarillo, Texas; nine grandchildren, Jennifer Call and husband, Doug, Corey Owen and wife, Jackie, Michele Bramell and husband, B.J., Marc Helm, Nicholas Panek, Matt Helm, Katelyn Panek, Jamie Tanner and Lancer Tanner and two great-grandsons, Brett Owen and Cohen Bramell, as well as a number of nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Clinton, on Saturday, Feb. 7. Interment was in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton, under the direction of Vansant-Mills Funeral Home of Clinton.

BARBOUR, Donna Susan
b: Aug 24 1958, Versaailles, Morgan Co, MO
d: Apr 24 2006, Lowry City, St. Clair Co, MO
bur: Hickman Cemetery, near Clarksburg, Moniteau Co, MO
arr:
Vansant-Mills Funeral Home
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, May 18 2006 - Donna Susan Barbour, 47, Lowry City, died at her home Monday, April 24, 2006. Donna was born August 24, 1958 in Versailles to Virta Mae Phenix and Robert (Junior) Barbour. Donna spent most of her adolescent life in Northeast Kansas City and Rich Hill. Donna graduated from the Rich Hill High School in 1976 and began her adult life with her first husband Danny Kiger. To this union, Donna has two sons, Christopher and Jay. Donna eventually settled in the area of Clinton and Lowry City where she was married to George Dice and then Jerry Boucher. For the past few years and until her death, Donna enjoyed a close relationship with Jeff Colgan. Donna and Jeff were very active in hunting, fishing, gardening and the grandchildren. Donna was employed as a kitchens supervisor at Pathways Community Counseling Center in Clinton. Donna had also worked for 10 years as a shift supervisor for the Clinton McDonald's Restaurant. Donna was preceded in death by her father Robert Barbour (Junior), and her grandparents. She leaves to mourn her passing her friend and companion Jeff Colgan of the home in Lowry City; mother, Virta Bennett of Spanish Fork, Utah; sister Dee Wilson of Spanish Fork, Utah; brother Audie Canida of Belton; sister Gail Galloway of Dallas, Texas; sister Roberta George of California, Missouri; brother James Michael Barbour of Clarksburg; son Chris Kiger of Clinton; son Jay Kiger of Pleasant Hill, and four grandchildren, Michael, Jeramy, Jayson and Kenyon. Donna will also be missed by her many friends and other family members. Funeral services were held at Vansant-Mills Chapel Friday, April 28. Graveside services and burial was held in the Hickman Cemetery, Clarksburg.

BARBRE, Nancy Ann GROMER
b: abt 1867, Orange Co, IN
d: Jun 9 1955, Madison Co, IL

Granite City Press Record, Madison County, Illinois, Monday, June 13 1955 - Madison Resident 40 Years, Mrs. Nancy A. Barbre, 88, Succumbs. Mrs. Nancy Ann Barbre, 88, a resident of the Madison Nursing Home for the past three years. She had been ill for the past three years. Mrs. Barbre, who was formerly living at 1530 Fifth Street, was a Madison resident 40 years. She was born in Orange County, Indiana (to John Gromer and Lucinda Fox). Preceded in death by her husband(s) (James Barbre 1861-1913 & Wesly Barbre 1867-1945), Mrs. Barbre is survived by four sons; James A. Barbre of Calhoun, (Henry Co) MO.; Harvey and Alva D. Barbre both of Madison (Madison Co, IL); and Edward Barbre of Carmi (White Co, IL); three daughters; Mrs. Bertha Jones of Norris City, (White Co) Illinois; Mrs. Sarah Gilbert of Linn, (Osage County) MO.; and Mrs Alice Gromer of Collinsville (Madison Co, IL); a half sister Mrs. Francis Hamilton of Whittier (Los Angeles County) Calif.; and two half brothers Jesse Gromer and Hugh Gromer both of Heber Springs (Cleburne County) Ark; 25 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren and eight great-great grandchildren. Services were conducted at a Madison funeral home Saturday afternoon and burial took place in Sunset Hill Cemetery. Arrangements are given in the obituary column. Monday, June 13, 1955, Granite City Press Record (Madison Co, IL) Barbre, Mrs Nancy Ann, Madison, Nursing Home, Madison, Ill. Entered into rest at 4:30 P.M. Thursday, June 9, 1955 at Madison Nursing Home. Dear mother of James A., Harvey, Alva D., and Edward Barbre, Mrs Bertha Jones, Mrs Sarah Gilbert and Mrs. Alice Gromer; dear half-sister of Mrs Frances Hamilton, Jesse Gromer and Hugh Gromer; dear grandmother, great grandmother, great great grandmother. Services were Saturday, June 11, at Lahey Funeral Chapel, 501 Madison Avenue, Madison. Interment Sunset Hill Cemetery. - (Submitted by great-granddaughter Kathleen Greene, kegreene@aol.com)

BARCAFER, Ellender Josephine WESTON
b: Sep 1 1848, Glass Village, Conway Co, AR
d: Oct 31 1929, Fort Worth, Tarrant Co, TX
bur:
Englewood Cemetery BA-BO, Clinton, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton, Henry Co, MO - The body of Mrs. Thad Barcafer was brought to Clinton from Ft. Worth, Texas, last Saturday and taken to the home of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Wilson. The funeral services were conducted at the First M. E. Church Sunday. Burial was in Englewood cemetery. We take the following from a Fort Worth paper: Lips that could speak the saga of the West from the days of the California gold rush with a wealth of detail that was personal experience were closed in the death of Mrs. Ellender Josephine Barcafer at the home of her daughter, Mrs. H. G. Lindsay, 2226 Washington avenue, yesterday morning. The 80 years of Mrs. Barcafer's life were crowned with incidents that not only went into the making of the history of the West, but are a vital part of its poetry and its lore. Hers were the lips that could have settled finally the dispute between descendants of Jim Bridger and makers of the "Covered Wagon," had her physical condition been able to withstand the arduous task of court testimony. For she knew the famous Western character personally and was one of the few living persons who did know him in the dramatic period of his life which inspired the "Covered Wagon" character. Mrs. Barcafer was born Miss Ellender Josephine Weston, in Glass Village, Ark., in 1848. She had lived the quiet life of a woodman's baby girl only one year before she was bundled up and taken aboard one of the 40 vehicles in a wagon train assembled by her father and bound for California. The blood of the adventurer and the soldier was pounding in the veins of her father. He was one of the grandnephews of Daniel Boone. His grandfather had been an aide de camp to George Washington and he was a direct descendant of Jean de la Fontaine, for whom Chateau Thierry was built. The Weston wagon train, with Mr. and Mrs. Weston and four children in the lead wagon, started west when there were no railroads west of Leavenworth, Kas. It was eight months and three weeks before they crossed the boundary of the Gold State. Once the train halted on the ground where Denver, Colo., now stands to dry a supply of buffalo meat, and while stopped cholera broke out among the entourage, cutting a wide streak in the train's personnel. The group left a small graveyard on the site of their encampment and moved westward a few weeks after they had stopped, with less than one man for each wagon. Weston landed in California at Red Bluffs and in the year and a half he stayed there he struck "pay dirt" often. At the end of the time the family was ready to return East to educate the children. They might have gone back to real civilization had not their wagon teams been stolen at Salt Lake City. The Westons waited in Salt Lake City several days until a group of "Volunteers of California" came into Immigrants' Square. At their arrival, Weston claimed protection as a United States citizen and went with the command of General Connor to establish Fort Douglas, Utah. Sixteen years ago, Mrs. Barcafer returned to Douglas and by accident helped to settle a lawsuit involving the original boundary line of the fort town. She visited a historic old cemetery, in the center of which was a circle of graves and a monument to the 32 lads who lost their lives in the Bear River massacre. The keeper in the manner of guide began explaining the significance of the radiating mounds. "Yes, I know," Mrs. Barcafer answered. "I was there that night. We were dancing, a large crowd of young people, when the call to saddle and boots was sounded. Thirty-two of the young men who hurried from the dance floor were found dead the next day." The keeper, amazed to find a woman who had lived in the old fort in '62, suggested that she might settle a lawsuit involving the city by establishing for all concerned the original boundary of the town. She was able to do this with the aid of remaining landmarks and an old river bed. It was during one of the Summer quarters that Weston took his family north to Fort Bridger, Wyo., the setting of the motion picture which aroused the ire of some Bridger descendants a few years ago. The 15-year-old daughter was often at her father's side as he chatted and gossiped with the founder of the fort, Jim Bridger. Mrs. Barcafer could have testified that Bridger was a fine old fellow who was never a drunkard but who did have two squaw companions because that was perfectly legal in those days. It was while at Fort Bridger that Mrs. Barcafer was married to Thaddeus Barcafer, a soldier who later helped to build the Union Pacific railway. Barcafer was in the Union army and helped at frequent intervals to quell Indian riots. After living in the West a number of years, Mr. and Mrs. Barcafer went to Ohio and later to Missouri. In Missouri the two occupied on home for more than 50 years. They were still living in that home when Barcafer died 13 years ago and Mrs. Barcafer came to Fort Worth to live with her daughter. During the last 63 years of her life, Mrs. Barcafer was vitally interested in all the arts. She was one of the outstanding artists of the Middle West during all of her residence in Clinton, Mo. The body of Mrs. Barcafer will be returned to Clinton, Mo., this afternoon after funeral services at Fort Worth. Mr. and Mrs. H. G. Lindsay will accompany the body. Survivors are six daughters, Mrs. Lindsay, Mrs. Thadea Tolman, Ventura, Cal.; Mrs. Ruth Salmon, Hollywood, Cal.; Mrs. William Hepsler and Mrs. Alice Phelps, of Columbia, Mo., and Mrs. Fred Gilbert, York, Neb.; and two sons, Paul Barcafer, Shattuck, Okla., and Mark Barcafer, Chicago, Ill.

BARCAFER, Mark Weston, Rev.
b: Mar 22 1866, Henry's Fork, Utah Territory
d: Jun 13 1938, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Bethlehem Cemetery, Bethlehem Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Wilkinson Funeral Home

Clinton MO - Mark W. Barcafer, gravely ill, was brought to Clinton Saturday night from Harrisonville by his son-in-law, H. E. Brehm, to reach the end of a pain-fraught journey at 6:10 p.m. Monday, June 13. Death closed his eyes gently at the last, however, and soothed all suffering from his face, as the peace of the old house closed about him, for he lay in the room where his beloved wife's mother, whom he deeply revered, and father had sunk to their long slumbers and where his wife had been born. Mr. Barcafer had been ill a week in Harrisonville, Mo., where his wife ha cared for him, hoping against hope that he would improve, as a day or two he had seemed better. Realizing his condition was critical toward the last of the week, she was ready to move him to Clinton, so their daughter, who never failed in her devotion, cold help care for her father. His sister, Thaddea, now Mrs. Carey Tollman of Ventura, Calif., saw him Sunday and Monday his son, Temple J. Barcafer, who is one of the foremost gospel singers in America today and whose work as minister of music at the Grace Methodist Episcopal Church at Dayton, Ohio, was his father's pride, came with his wife, to provide specialists and nurses, but to no avail, for the Angel of Death had entered his chamber but paused ere he bore aloft the valiant soul. Mark Weston Barcafer was born March 22, 1866, at Henry's Fork, Utah Territory, the son of Thaddeus Barcafer, native of Ohio, and Ellender Jane Weston of Arkansas, whose people kept a toll bridge. His father had gone west to fight the Indians and the thrills of the wilds and sense of adventure were experiences he never forgot. One of the other vivid memories of his childhood was the recollection of his father taking him out from their Ohio home and, pointing to the vast light in the western sky, said it was the reflection of the great Chicago fire. Coming to Missouri when he was a small boy, his parents made Clinton their home where his father operated a bakery. Here he attended the local schools and grew to man's estate, early manifesting the great musical talent that was a gift of all the family. He was also interested in photography which became his business. He was converted in the Baptist Church and Oct. 25, 1893, Miss Olive Jennings, lovely daughter of Dr. P. S. Jennings, whose family was one of the oldest and most respected of the community, became his bride. The occasion was one of great importance, for it was a double wedding, with her brother, Dr. W. T. Jennings and Miss Anna C. Fewell solemnizing their nuptial at the same time. Dr. C. G. Skillman, former pastor of the Clinton Baptist Church (who had baptized them) and then of Springfield, read the service, the sweet beauty of which lingered in their lives to bless and inspire. They went to Neosho to make their first home where Mr. Barcafer continued his business of photography. The next year he became a student at William Jewel College, Liberty, Mo., studying theology under Dr. J. P. Greene, for he felt the call to the ministry. His wife, beautiful and talented, with a rare contralto voice and spirituality of the purest depth in her heart, was ever at his side, looking to finer, nobler things. Three children were given them, Mrs. Herbert Brehm and Temple above mentioned, and a younger son Frank Joseph, who sleeps in the quiet Bethlehem Cemetery where his father also now rests. Rev. Barcafer's first charge was at Butler where his influence was wide and popular. From there he went to Kansas City, where he worked 11 years until the evangelistic field called him and his family with him responded for the two older children's voices made up a quartet and their love and devotion was a sweet and fine thing. On frequent visits to Clinton during those years their voices were often heard in the old Baptist church where the melody seemed to be fired by a spark of the divine. Their evangelistic work took them into 28 states and for many years Rev. Barcafer, with his rich, baritone voice, led the vast crowds in the song services of the Southern Baptist Conventions at Chattanooga, Tenn., Richmond, Va., Hot Springs, Ark., Louisville, Ky., and in Convention Hall, Kansas City. Ill health at last brought them back to Clinton and for a time Rev. Barcafer preached at Corinth, his faithful wife ever at his side, the true helpmate God had designed. Much of the last two years had been spent at Harrisonville, but as his sun began to slip down to the western horizon he longed for his old home, and hence he came home. Surviving Mr. Barcafer are his widow and only daughter, Mrs. Brehm, of Clinton; Temple J. Barcafer of Dayton, Ohio, his only son; two grandchildren, Laura and Herbert Brehm of Clinton; one brother, Paul Barcafer of Shattuck, Okla., and six sisters, Mrs. Anna Froman Hetzler, of Columbia; Mrs. Carey Tollman of Ventura, Calif.; Ruth - Mrs. Young Salmon of Los Angeles, Calif.; Pearl - Mrs. Fred Gilbert of York, Nebr.; Alys - Mrs. F. Phelps and Ellen Jane - Mrs. Grady Lindsey of Ft. Worth, Texas. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday at the Clinton Baptist Church. The body was taken to Bethlehem for burial.

BARDEN, A. L.
b: Jul 13 1812, Louisa Co, VA
d: Jan 27 1892, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Carrsville Cemetery, Big Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Feb 6 1892 - Died in Shawnee township Jan. 27 of grip and pneumonia, A. L. Barden, age 79, born in Louisa county, Va., came to St. Louis in 1842 and to Henry county in 1866. Married in 1838 to Ann D. Payne of Albermarle county, Va. who with three children survive him. Buried in the Carrsville Cemetery.

BARDONER, Edith Nina COLLINS
b: Mar 24 1917, Windsor, Henry Co, MO
d: Jan 10 1993, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Laurel Oak Cemetery AA-BE, Windsor, Windsor Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Hadley Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Mrs. Edith Bardoner, 75, of Windsor, died Sunday, January 10, 1993 at the Westwood Nursing Home in Clinton. She was born March 24, 1917 in Windsor, the daughter of Jesse Collins and Katie E. Richardson Collins. On August 31, 1936 in Clinton, she married Omer Jarret Bardoner, who preceded her in death May 30, 1976. Mrs. Bardoner was a homemaker. She is survived by four sons, Gilbert and Clifford Bardoner, both of Windsor, Jarret Bardoner, Genoa, Illinois, Craig Bardoner, the State of Illinois; nine grandchildren; one great-grandchild; two sisters, Deloris Wade and Elvina Trolinger, both of Windsor. Funeral services will be Thursday, January 14 at Hadley Funeral Home in Windsor. Burial will be in the Laurel Oak Cemetery.

BARDONER, JoAnn BERNA
b: Sep 14 1937, Elgin, Kane Co, IL
d: Mar 3 2004, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur: Cremation
arr:
Hadley Funeral Home
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Mar 5 2004 - JoAnn Bardoner, 66, Windsor, died Wednesday evening, March 3, 2004, at Clinton Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, Clinton. She was born September 14, 1937 in Elgin, Illinois, the daughter of Joseph H. Berna and Mildred Jane (Grieser) Berna. On November 26, 1960 in Elgin, Illinois, she married Gilbert S. Bardoner, who survives of the home. In addition to working as a cook at the former Windsor Restaurant for several years, she also worked at Parmalee Safety Products in Windsor for several years. She was a member of the Indian Creek Baptist Church, Flippin, Kentucky. In addition to her husband, survivors include two sons, Jesse Bardoner and his companion Heidi, Bates City, and B. J. Bardoner and his wife Katrina, Smithton; a daughter Brenda Bardoner, Windsor; two granddaughters, Erica Lynn Bardoner and Alayna JoAnn Bardoner; two brothers, Joseph Berna, Rosland, South Dakota, and Norman Berna, Wickenberg, Arizona; two sisters, Barbara Breckenridge, Champaigne, Illinois, and Karen Cornwell, Tompkinsville, Kentucky, and several nieces and nephews also survive. Cremation. There will be no services.

BARGER, Virginia Maxine
b: May 4 1923, Butler, Bates Co, MO
d: Feb 16 2002, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Robinson Cemetery, Collins Twp, St. Clair Co, MO
arr: Sickman & Dunning Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Feb 18 2002 - Virginia Maxine Barger, 79, died Saturday, February 16, 2002, at Westwood Nursing Center in Clinton. She was born in Butler and had lived around the Collins rea. She was precede din death by her husband, William "Bill" Barger; and her parents, William Alkire and Mable McFadden. She is survived by niece, Kay Epperson and her husband, Joe, Butler; a nephew, Glen Williamson and his wife, Diana, Peculiar. Graveside services will be held Saturday, February 23, at the Robinson Cemetery at Weaubleau.

BARKER, Carl Russell
b: Oct 24 1938, Lee's Summit, Jackson Co, MO
d: Feb 9 2012, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur: Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Pleasant Hill, Cass Co, MO
arr:
Wallace Funeral Home
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Feb 13 2012 - Carl Russell Barker was born October 24, 1938 in Lee's Summit. Missouri and departed this life on February 9, 2012 at Golden Valley Memorial Hospital in Clinton at the age of 73 years, three months and 15 days. He was the son of John Marshall and Ruth (Robinson) Barker-Boyd. After Carl's birth the Barker family continued to live in Lee's Summit until 1940 when the family moved to East Leavenworth, Missouri, to make their home. In 1946, the Barker family moved to Pleasant Hill where Carl attended school and graduated from Pleasant Hill High School. After graduation, Carl proudly served his country in the United States Army where he was assigned to the Air Missile Defense Command School at Ft. Bliss, Texas, as an instructor. After his Honorable Discharge from active duty in 1961, Carl moved back to Lee's Summit to make his home and went to work for Western Electric. On January 1, 1975, Carl was united in marriage with Penny L. Bauer at Unity Village Chapel in Lee's Summit and they continued to make their home in Lee's Summit until 1986 when they moved to Peculiar. In 1991, Carl retired from A.T.&T. with 31 years of service. He then went to work for Burd & Fletcher as an electronic technician. Carl retired from Burd & Fletcher in 2005. In 2007, Carl and Penny moved to Clinton to make their home. Carl was a member of the United Methodist Church of Clinton where he was an active member of the church choir and whatever else they asked him to do. He also was an active member of the Masonic Lodge # 548 and current Worshipful Master, the Golden Valley Shrine Club, the Golden Valley Mini Rods and Clinton Chapter # 73 0.E.S., all of Clinton, and was a member of the Ararat Shrine Temple. Carl was preceded in death by his father John Marshal Barker; his mother Ruth Barker Boyd, and a grandson Ryan Lee Gifford. He is survived by his loving wife Penny L. (Bauer) Barker of the home; three sons, Russell Barker of Dunedin, Florida, Paul A. Barker and wife Vanessa, Independence, and Larry D. Barker and life partner, Doug, Kansas City; one daughter, Carla Sue Barker of Urbana; one sister, Betty Jean Rayl and husband Jesse, Cedar Vale, KS; six grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, other relatives and many, many friends. The Masonic and funeral service for Carl R. Barker were held Monday, February 13, at Wallace Funeral Home in Pleasant Hill. Burial was in Pleasant Hill Cemetery.

BARKER, Edna Pearl
b: Jan 2 1907, St. Clair Co, MO
d: Dec 13 1992, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery BA-BO, Clinton, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Atkinson Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Edna Pearl Barker was born in St. Clair County on January 2, 1907, to Gurth Alexander and Lora Roselle (Moree) Barker and departed this life at Baptist Medical Center in Kansas City on Sunday, December 13, 1992, at the age of 85 years, 11 months and 11 days. She moved to Kansas City in 1925. She was never married and cared for children and older people for most of her life. She was preceded in death by her parents and is survived by two brothers, Leo Barker, Quartsite, Arizona, and Raymond Barker, Corpus Christi, Texas; two sisters, Ruby Barker, Kansas City, and Ivonne Azbill, Ponca City, Oklahoma; nieces and nephews, including Karen Edmiston, Adrian; other relatives and friends. Graveside services were held on Wednesday, December 16, 1992 in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

BARKER, F. E. "Gene"
b: May 26 1922, Deepwater, Henry Co, MO
d: Jun 18 1997, Belleville, Republic Co, KS
bur:
Teays Chapel Cemetery, Bear Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - F. E. "Gene" Barker, 75, Belleville, Kansas, died Wednesday, June 18, 1997, at Republic County Hospital in Belleville. He was born May 26, 1922, in Deepwater. He was a farmer Junction City, Kansas resident before he moved to Belleville in 1986. He was a superintendent of schools before he retired. He was a member of Central Christian Church of Belleville, Kansas. He served with the U.S. Army during World War II. He married Joy Jackson on June 22, 1947. She preceded him in death February 22, 1985. He married Viola Vanous on October 4, 1986. He was preceded in death by his first wife Joyce Barker; his parents, Francis M. and Myrtle Cecil Barker. He is survived by his wife viola Barker of the home; two sons, George E. Barker of Basehor, Kansas, and Don A. Barker of Manhattan, Kansas; one stepson Richard E. Vanous of Concordia, Kansas; one daughter Nyla S. Shiflett of Topeka, Kansas; one stepdaughter Linda Tebow of Courtland, Kansas; one brother Ralph Barker of Deepwater; one sister Mabel Dean of Warrensburg; 10 grandchildren, seven step-grandchildren. Funeral services will be Friday, June 20, at Central Christian Church, Belleville, Kansas. Graveside services will be Friday, June 20 at Teays Chapel Cemetery, Deepwater.

BARKER, Gussie Jewell BALLEW THOMPSON
b: Oct 14 1898, Calhoun, Henry Co, MO
d: May 19 1993, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Vansant-Mills Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Gussie Jewell Barker departed this life May 19, 1993 at Westwood Nursing Home, Clinton. She was born October 14, 1898, the daughter of John Milton and Missouri Swindell Ballew in Calhoun. She was married to Amon L. Thompson September 21, 1916, and two sons were born to this union. She was married to Thomas Barker in 1948 and he preceded her in death in 1957. Mrs. Barker worked at Jones Store Co. in Kansas City for 33 years in the rug department. After her retirement she came to Kenton Place Apartment in Clinton to be near her son and make her home. She was converted in early life to the Calhoun Christian Church. She was a member of the Ridgeview Christian Church while living in Kansas City, then transferred her membership to Clinton Christian Church in 1980 and was in active attendance as long as her health permitted. She has made her home at Westwood Nursing Home since 1985. She is survived by three grandchildren, John Douglas Thompson, Robert Craig Thompson and Joan Wallig, state of Iowa; three nieces, Shirley Yoder, Calhoun, Jean Simmons, Bartlesville, Ok., and Nadine Barker, state of California; one nephew, Kenneth Ballew, state of California; daughter-in-law, Marjorie Thompson, Calhoun, and eight great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two sons, John L. Thompson and Howard Thompson; her parents, John and Missouri Ballew; three sisters, Bertha Wills, Bernice Thomas, Brooksey Thompson and one brother Hobart Ballew; several nieces and nephews. Graveside services were held at the Calhoun Cemetery, Friday, May 21, 1993.

BARKER, Hazel Pearl ARNOLD
b: Aug 31 1908, Leady, OK
d: Jun 3 1993, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
bur:
Deepwater Cemetery, Fairview Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Mrs. Hazel Pearl Barker, 84, 105 West Fairview, died Thursday, June 3, 1993. at St. Luke's Hospital in Kansas City. Hazel Pearl Barker was born August 31, 1908 in Leady, Oklahoma, the daughter of James Frances and Flora Horten Arnold. On January 20, 1924, she married William Henry Suffal and to this union four daughters were born. They spent their married life in Iowa and Clinton. She later moved to Washington State where she married Leonard Glen Barker on August 2, 1947. They later moved to Pueblo, Colorado where Hazel worked as a LPN in the Colorado State Hospital, where she retired In 1973. They moved back to Clinton in 1973, where she lived until her death. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Clinton, the VFW Auxiliary and the Clinton Senior Center. She is survived by two daughters, Berniece Anderson and Billie Scrogham, both of Clinton: her stepmother, Mary Arnold of Harrisonville; four brothers, Thomas Raymond Arnold, Charlie Arnold and Kenneth Arnold, all of Adrian, and Clarence Arnold of Garden City; four sisters, Lillie Mitchell, Marietta, Georgia, Florence Cunningham of Butler, Irene William of Manilla, Arkansas, and Leona Hill of Adrian, as well as six grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and eight great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, two daughters, and two sisters. In our hearts are many memories of loving things you've done and again we want to tell you that we're grateful for each one. Funeral services were held at Vansant-Mills Chapel Sunday, June 6, 1993. Burial was in the Deepwater Cemetery.

BARKER, John R.
b: Apr 10 1852, Shawnee Mound, Henry Co, MO
d: May 4 1926, Golden City, Barton Co, MO

Golden City Paper - Golden City people were shocked Tuesday morning when it was announced that John R. Barker, a highly respected citizen of the south part of town, had suddenly died. Mr. Barker was up town Saturday and apparently was in the very best of health. He talked with his many friends along the street, and seemed to be in good spirits. His death came very suddenly and was a great shock to his family and friends. Mr. Barker was born April 10, 1852, at Shawnee Mound, Henry county, Mo., and departed this life May 4, 1926, being 74 years and 24 days of age. He was united in marriage to Miss Ella Casey, Nov. 27, 1879. To this union six children were born, two of whom died in infancy. Those surviving are his wife, Minnie Loucile, Mary Leah, and Anna Ruth, also the little grandson, Glenn Blakesley. Mrs. Fred Blakesley, a daughter, passed to the great beyond March 8, 1922. In 1906 Mr. Barker, with his family, moved to Pea Ridge, Arkansas, making his home there until 1912, when he purchased the Mammen farm, two and one-half miles east of Golden City, and moved his family to this section. In 1918 he sold this farm and purchased the Anderson farm located just in the south edge of the city, where he continued to live until the time of his death. Funeral services were held from the home, on south Hicks avenue Wednesday afternoon, May 5, 1926. Burial was made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. He had not been in good health for some time, but at the last, was only sick 45 minutes. Dr. and all did all they could for him, but he passed away at 12:30 a.m., May 4th. He was an only child of Benjamin and Mary Howerton Barker, who both died many years ago. He leaves a host of relatives and friends in Henry county, where he lived so long, and other places, who will be sad to hear of his going.

BARKER, Martha CLINTON
b: Jan 22 1841, Kentucky
d: May 27 1937, near Uneeda, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Stones Chapel Cemetery, Walker Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Mrs. Martha Barker died at her home near Uneeda at 10:45 p.m. Thursday, May 27, lacking less than four years of attaining her ambition to live to be 100. Until the last month of her life, Mrs. Barker was as busily occupied with duties of her home and with needlework as in the younger days of her life. Her eyesight was almost perfect until a few weeks ago, when her body began to tire of its burden of years. She would then have the children thread a supply of needles when they come so she could continue uninterrupted with her sewing. She was a remarkable woman, possessing a vitality and hardiness that surpassed that of persons half her age. Until within a few months of her last illness, she climbed regularly into the barn loft, as active and agile as ever, a little fragile-appearing woman with a boundless supply of energy which lasted almost a century. Martha Clinton was born 96 years ago last January in Kentucky. She was married to William Barker when a young woman, and they made their home in southwestern Henry County many years. Surviving her are the following children: Samuel Barker, Mrs. Belle Philbrick, Tulsa, Okla.; Mrs. Lizzie Alexander, Johnstown; Arthur Barker, with whom she lived. A grandson, Grover Barker, whom she reared, lives near the home place, and there are a number of grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Saturday morning at the home. Burial at Stones Chapel.

BARKER, Mary Emma
b: Jun 2 1909, Henry Co, MO
d: May 13 1993, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Deepwater Cemetery, Fairview Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Mary Emma Barker, 84, 1801 Gaines Drive, Clinton, MO, died Thursday, May 13, 1993, at Golden Valley Hospital. She was born June 2. 1909 in Henry County. She was a lifelong resident of Deepwater and Clinton. She worked for Unitog Company for approximately 27 years and retired in 1973. On March 21, 1924 she married Rolla T. Barker and later gave birth to a son, William R. Barker. Both her husband and son preceded her in death. Mary's life had been blessed with five grandchildren. 15 great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren. Her happiest times were spent visiting with friends and family. She loved those visits and looked forward to them where she would cook and tell about the good old days. Over the years Mary touched the hearts and lives of many people. She made our lives richer and fuller by that touch. We will miss her greatly and cherish the memories. She is survived by her sister. Margaret Arnold of Clinton: five grandchildren, Ronald Barker, Deepwater, Rolla Barker, Buckner, James Barker, Independence, Donald Barker, Grain Valley and Mary Crowley, Braymer, as well as fifteen great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the Vansant-Mills Chapel Monday, May 17, 1993. Burial was in the Deepwater Cemetery.

BARKER, Ralph Edgar
b: Jun 8 1924, Deepwater, Henry Co, MO
d: Oct 25 2005, Columbia, Boone Co, MO
arr:
Williams Funeral Chapel
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Oct 26 2005 - Ralph Edgar Barker, 81, Warrensburg and formerly of Deepwater, died Tuesday, October 25, 2005, at University of Missouri Hospital, Columbia. He was born June 8, 1924, in Deepwater, the son of Francis Marion Barker and Susan Myrtle Cecil Barker. He was an army veteran of World War II and had been an over-the-road truck driver. Survivors include a daughter, Barbara Danforth, Deepwater; a sister, Mabel Dean, Warrensburg; six grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. Services are pending and will be held at Brownington Baptist Church.

BARKER, Ruby Gertrude WITHAM
b: Feb 9 1906, near Brownington, Henry Co, MO
d: Jul 23 1998, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Vansant Road Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Consalus Funeral Homes

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Ruby Gertrude Barker was born February 9, 1906, the youngest daughter of William Penn and Lizzie May (Plecker) Witham, on the family farm outside of Brownington. She departed this life July 23, 1998, at Golden Valley Memorial Hospital. Ruby grew up on the farm and remained there until in 1937 when she was united in marriage to John Lee Barker. In 1942, at the passing of her father, John and Ruby returned to the farm and kept a home for her mother until her death in 1950. They continued to farm and had cattle until going to work at Brown Manufacturing. Later they built a home in Clinton. After retirement John and Ruby enjoyed fishing until John's passing in 1981. Ruby continued to live in the home until about three weeks ago, when she entered the hospital. She was preceded in death by three sisters, Maggie, Iva and Ota; two brothers, Lislie and Walter; one niece; one nephew. Surviving are sister-in-law, Edna Witham; three nieces, Vinta Hand and husband Robert of Windsor, Ina May Mayer and husband Leonard of Springfield, Jeannine Foster of Clinton; three nephews, Albert Witham of the state of California, Roy Devere Witham of Independence, Raymond Carter of Clinton and several great nieces, nephews and friends. Funeral services were held Monday, July 27, at Consalus Chapel in Clinton. Burial was in Clinton Memory Gardens Cemetery.

BARKER, Ruby Iris
b: Oct 6 1909, Brownington, Henry Co, MO
d: Dec 29 1995, Appleton City, St. Clair Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery BA-BO, Clinton, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Atkinson Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Ruby Iris Barker was born on October 6, 1909, in Brownington, to Gurth Alexander and Lora Roselie (Moree) Barker. She died in the hospital at Appleton City on Friday, December 29, 1995, at the age of 86 years, two months and 23 days. She worked for the Chrysler Corporation in Kansas City and retired in 1974. Ruby was a member of the Mt. Zion Baptist Church. She was faithful in her church attendance as long as her health allowed. Ruby's interests included gardening, travel and all the children of the family. Even though she lived in Kansas City all of her adult life, she would find a little corner of the yard to grow some flowers. She enjoyed the mountains, making several trips out west to see them. Other favorite trips were to Spain, London, Paris and Hawaii. She took great pride in the accomplishments of all her nieces and nephews, great-nieces and nephews and great-great-nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Art Barker, and one sister, Edna Pearl Barker. She is survived by two brothers, Leo Barker, Quartzsite, Arizona, and Raymond Barker, Corpus Christi, Texas; one sister, Ivonne Azbell, Ponca City, Oklahoma, and many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Graveside services were held in the Englewood Cemetery, Clinton, on Tuesday, January 2, 1996.

BARKER, William Ronald
b: Apr 15 1943, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
d: Aug 5 1996, Springfield, Greene Co, MO
bur:
Deepwater Cemetery, Fairview Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Vansant-Mills Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - William Ronald Barker was born April 15, 1943, in Clinton to William Robert Barker and Francis Delores Hills Barker, both having preceded him in death. Ronnie entered into rest August 5, 1996, at the St. John's Hospital in Springfield at the age of 53 years. Ronnie was a lifelong resident of the Clinton/Deepwater area and spent most of his school years in Deepwater and graduated from the high school in Appleton City. As he was growing up he was an active member of Boy Scout Troop 432 and played Little League baseball. He was given the nickname "Bull" in grade school which stuck through his school years. Ronnie married Delores Crawford in December of 1971. He liked to go to the car races. He even participated a few times. Just not on the track. He became an over-the-road truck driver and never lost his love for that. He also enjoyed hunting and fishing, as well as working on cars. Ronnie is survived by his wife, Delores, of the home; three sons. Jaye Crawford and Bill Barker of Aurora and Gene Barker of the home; three daughters, Lisa Cullen of Clinton, Carman Crawford and Candice Leto, both of Jacksonville. Florida; three brothers, Rolla Barker of Buckner. Butch Barker of Independence, and Donald Barker of Grain Valley; one sister, Mary "Sissy" Crowley of Braymer; three grandchildren. Desiree Watts. Kevin Cullen and Robert Cullen. Ronnie was always a busy man with his six kids. Teaching his boys hunting skills and taking the family on fishing trips and don't forget the dreaded job of teaching the kids to drive. To those of us who knew him, he was a lifelong friend who was always willing to lend a helping hand. He will be greatly missed. Funeral services were held at the Vansant-Mills Chapel, Thursday. August 8. Burial was in the Deepwater Cemetery.

BARKER, Wilson Creed
b: Sep 20 1837, Marion Co, IN
d: Dec 11 1917, Bear Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Teays Chapel Cemetery, Bear Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Wilson Creed Barker - b: Sep 20 1837 - d: Dec 11 1917 - The subject of this sketch, Wilson Creed Barker, was born in Marion county, Indiana, in the year 1837, and departed this life Dec. 11th, 1917, aged 80 years, 3 months and 21 days. With his parents he moved from Indiana to Iowa, and from there to Buchanan county, this state. In 1866 he married Emma Miles. They then moved to Henry county, where they had since resided. He had suffered intensely for the last few years, but was patient, bearing it all with Christian fortitude. He was a member of the Methodist church at Teays Chapel, near his home, and had been for many years; was respected by all who knew him. He leaves his aged wife, who had been so faithful in administering to his every want; also five children and 22 grandchildren. The daughters are: Mrs. Mildred Williamson, Mrs. Daisy Rusk, Mrs. Etta Rogers and Mrs. Lula Sullivan, and one son, Joseph Barker. All were present, except Mrs. Rogers, who was prevented by sickness. Uncle Wils, as he was familiarly called will be missed by many. The sympathy of the entire community is extended to the family, and especially to the aged widow. May the "peace that passeth understanding" be given her. And may his rest be complete. The funeral was held Dec. 18th at Teays Chapel, and the remains interred in the Teays Chapel cemetery. The family wish to thank their friends and neighbors for their kindness and sympathy during this time of bereavement.

BARKSDALE, James Walter
b: Nov 9 1941, Independence, Jackson Co, MO
d: Feb 26 2010, Independence, Jackson Co, MO
bur: Lowry City Cemetery, Lowry City, St. Clair Co, MO

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Mar 3 2010 - James Walter Barksdale was born November 9, 1941, in Independence to Vernon and Kathryn (Braden) Barksdale and died Friday, February 26, 2010, at Centerpoint Medical Center, Independence. Jim graduated from the Lowry City High School on May 14, 1959. After graduation he served his country in the United States Marine Corps from August 7, 1959, to August 6, 1965. Jim lived in Independence. He was very faithful to his job at TWA, retiring in 2002. Jim was a quiet, unassuming man. He was talented in his work and various projects he did around the family farm. He was preceded in death by his parents, Vernon and Kathryn Barksdale; brother Rolyn, and brothers-in-law, Leslie Gibbens and Roger Goodnight. Jim is survived by two sisters, Kathleen "Kathy" Gibbens and Lou Ann Goodnight; nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. Graveside services were Tuesday, March 2, at the Lowry City Cemetery.

BARLETT, James Lee Sr.
b: Nov 1 1926, Sedalia, Pettis Co, MO
d: Apr 30 1998, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur: Highland Sacred Garden Cemetery, Sedalia, Pettis Co, MO
arr:
Vansant-Mills Funeral Home
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - James Lee Bartlett Sr., son of Oliver and Grace Wood Bartlett, was born November 1, 1926, in Sedalia, and died Thursday April 30, 1998, at his home in Clinton. Jim was a Navy veteran of WWII serving in the Pacific. He worked as an electrician for Missouri Pacific Railroad from 1946 to 1962. He then went to work at Whiteman Air Force Base in Knob Noster until his retirement in 1987. He was a member of the Granite Lodge No. 272, AF&AM, the American Legion Post 621 where he was a 50-year member and the Calvary Baptist Church, all in Sedalia. He attended the Clinton Christian Church. He was married to Elsie Mincoff in 1946 and to this union five children were born. She preceded him in death on November 1, 1978. He married Diana Gano on February 14, 1984. Jim was also preceded in death by his parents; one son James L. Bartlett Jr. and one brother Oliver Bartlett Jr. He is survived by his wife Diana of the home; two sons, David Bartlett and wife Pam of Santee, California, and Dennis Bartlett and wife Pat of Sedalia; two twin daughters, Karen Buttemeier and husband Dell and Kay Shultz and husband Stan, all of Orlando, Florida; three brothers, John Robert Bartlett of Bates City, William Bartlett and Donald Bartlett, both of Sedalia; one sister Juanita Lenington of Oak grove; one stepdaughter Angie Seaton of Windsor, and one stepson Tom Chandler Jr. of Stover, as well as 11 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and four step-grandchildren. Funeral service were held at the Clinton Christian Church, Monday, May 4. Graveside services were held at the Highland Sacred Gardens Cemetery, Sedalia.

BARMORE, Richard E.
b: Nov 22 1917, New Castle, CA
d: Sep 28 1995, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur: Mount Washington Cemetery, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
arr:
Speaks Funeral Homes
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Richard E. Barmore, 77, Deepwater, died Thursday, September 28, 1995, at his home. He was born in New Castle, Calif., and lived in Independence most of his life before moving to Deepwater in recent years. Mr. Barmore was in area maintenance with Lake City Arsenal for 28 years, retiring in 1980. He was a World War II veteran of the U.S. army Air Force. He was a member of Masonic Lodge 76 in Independence. He was a member of the National Rifle Association and the Lake City 25 Year Club. He was a member of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. His survivors include three sons, Roy E. Barmore and Daniel L. Dorse, both of Independence, and Larry W. Barmore, Lake Waukomis; two daughters, Lessie D. Bupp, Balitmore, Md., and Patricia J. Fick, Florida; two sisters, Wilda Sandy, Overland Park, Ks., and Margaret Goldsmith, Las Vegas, Nv.; nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Monday, October 2, at Speaks Suburban Chapel. Burial was in Mt. Washington Cemetery.

BARNARD, Shirley MOORE
b: May 28 1944, Marshall, Saline Co, MO
d: Sep 22 2003, Windsor, Henry Co, MO
bur: Cremation
arr:
Hadley Funeral Home
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Sep 24 2003 - Shirley Barnard, 59, Windsor, died Monday afternoon, September 22, 2003, at the Windsor Health Care and Rehabilitation Center in Windsor. She was born May 28, 1944, in Marshall, the daughter of John Edward Moore and Annabell (Silkwood) Moore. She worked for the International Shoe Factory, Banquet Foods and rival Manufacturing, all in Sweet Springs. She was a member of the First Baptist Church, Higginsville. She is survived by two sisters, Helen Burford, Higginsville, and Mary Biggs, Windsor; a niece, Tammy Wood, Higginsville; a nephew, Charles Burford, Urich; a great-niece and great-nephew. She was preceded in death by her parents. No public funeral services will be held. Cremation.

BARNES, Alvah Lee
b: Jul 20 1896, Douglas Co, MO
d: Mar 12 1937, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO

Clinton MO - Death claimed Alvah L. Barnes at 6:30 a.m. Friday at St. Luke's hospital, Kansas City. Mr. Barnes had never recovered consciousness following a skull fracture received early last Wednesday morning at the Crowe coal mines when a large rock coming from above struck his head, just above the right ear. He was hurried to the hospital, but an X-ray picture showed a definite fracture at the base of the skull and up the back of the head, and physicians could offer no hope of recovery. Alvah Lee Barnes was born in Douglas County, Missouri, July 20, 1896. In 1899 he has taken by his parents to Kansas where they made their home. In 1929 Mr. Barnes returned to Missouri to Minden Mines where he was employed by the Crowe Coal Co. He then moved to Clinton in 1931, living on East Green street, but later went to Deepwater where he worked in the Tebo mines. Re-employed by the Crowe Coal Co. at Clinton as shovel ground man January 17 he kept his residence at Deepwater, driving back and forth daily for his work. It was while clearing away debris before the shovel Wednesday morning that the fatal accident occurred and the wonder of medical men was that death was not instant. Alvah Barnes was married to Esther Buergin December 1, 1917, at Columbus, Kans. To them were born three children, a daughter, Irma, who graduated from the Deepwater High School last year, and two sons, Harold, a senior and Howard, a sophomore in the high school this winter, who with their mother are left to mourn the untimely passing of their good and kind father. Mr. Barnes is further survived by his mother Mrs. Ida Erin of Clinton; a brother Leslie Barnes, northeast of Clinton, and three sisters, Mrs. Etta Steele and Mrs. Myrtle Herring of Scammon, Kan., and Mrs. Dottie Sales of Goldbar, Wash. Mr. Barnes, cut off in his prime, was a fine and respected man, always faithful to his responsibilities in life. He was proud of his family and provided well for them, industrious and energetic, never shirking a task. His body was taken directly from St Luke's hospital to the home of Mrs. Barnes' mother, Mrs. Carrie Buergin, north of Columbus, Kans., where the funeral service was conducted Sunday. The body was laid to rest in Edgmond Cemetery.

BARNES, Claudia M. GREENWELL
b: Oct 25 1917, Mt. Zion, Henry Co, MO
d: Dec 4 2002, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Mt. Zion Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Consalus Funeral Homes

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Dec 5 2002 - Claudia M. Barnes, 85, Deepwater, died Wednesday, December 4, at Golden Valley Hospital.- Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Feb 7 2003 - Claudia M. Barnes was born October 25, 1917, at Mt. Zion, daughter of Claude and Ruby Snyder Greenwell. She found peace in our Father's arms on December 4, 2002, at the age of 85. She had lived most of her life in Henry County, living on the farm where she was born. She was a member of the Mt. Zion United Methodist Church and the Faith and Hope Extension Club. She married Fred Barnes on May 1, 1938, at Clinton. She was his loving wife for 64 years. She was the devoted mother of Fred Jr. and wife Jane, Walnut Creek, California, Ed and wife Susan, Brookfield, Wisconsin, Gary and wife Candi, Overland Park, Kansas; a proud grandmother of Debbie, Patti, Jenny, Jamie and husband John Durham, Erick and wife Kris, Jana and husband Lou Gilbert, Steve and wife Christian, Jason and Dusty; the step-grandmother of David, Jason, Allison, Adam and Alex; great-grandmother of Jesse and Hannah Durham, Jack and Kayla Barnes, Claire and Laney Gilbert and Steve Barnes. She also leaves behind a sister, Dorotha Harrison, Denver, Colorado. Funeral services were held December 8 at the Mt. Zion United Methodist Church. Burial was in Mt. Zion Cemetery.

BARNES, Fred E.
b: Jun 17 1919, Columbus, Cherokee Co, KS
d: Jul 31 2008, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Mt. Zion Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Bradley & Hadley Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Aug 20 2008 - Fred Barnes, a longtime resident of Henry County, died on July 31, 2008, at Golden Valley Memorial Hospital, Clinton, following complications from a stroke. Funeral services were held Thursday, Aug. 7, at the Mt. Zion Methodist Church in Mt. Zion. Fred lived and worked in Missouri most of his life and has family, business acquaintances and many friends in Clinton and the surrounding areas. He was born on June 17, 1919, in Columbus, Kansas, to Les and Kate Barnes. For a period the Barnes family lived in Scammon, Kansas, and then moved to the Fields Creek community near Clinton in 1933. There were 10 children in the Barnes family and all grew up and attended schools in Clinton. Fred was the last surviving member of his family. Fred graduated from Clinton High School in 1937 and remained in Clinton until 1942. During and following high school, he worked at the Simes Shoe Store and Pogue Drug Store in Clinton. In 1942, Fred joined the Missouri Highway Patrol as a trooper and moved his family to Flat River. From 1944-45 he served in the U.S. Army as a military policeman and then returned to the Highway Patrol office in Flat River. Fred served on the Patrol for nearly 22 years with a number of assignments and locations through the western region of Missouri. He worked in Nevada from 1946-57, including a one-year assignment in Carthage; Lee's Summit in 1957-58; Warrensburg from 1960-64. While stationed in Warrensburg, Fred had patrol duties in Henry County and subsequently was promoted to Sergeant in charge of the Henry and Johnson County zones. He resigned from the Highway Patrol in late 1964 and moved back to Henry County where he had resided since. From 1964-74, he worked for BMA Insurance and from 1974 onward, Fred was involved as an investigator for legal cases for Bill Cason, Julius Wall and other law firms in the Clinton area. He returned to work for the state of Missouri as a commercial vehicle officer from 1985-86, under the state's program for updating retirement benefits for former state employees. In 1938, Fred married Claudia Greenwell, daughter of Ruby and Claude Greenwell of Mt. Zion. He was preceded in death by Claudia In December 2002. Claudia was a descendent of the Greenwell and Snyder families who lived and farmed in Mt. Zion. Fred and Claudia had three sons, Fred, who lives with his wife, Jane, in Walnut Creek, California, Ed, who lives with his wife, Susan, in Brookfield, Wisconsin, and Gary, who lives with his wife, Candi, in Olathe, Kansas. Fred has 14 grandchildren and eight great- grandchildren.

BARNES, Garry "Teddy"
b: Jun 27 1948, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
d: Apr 20 2002, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
bur:
Parks Chapel Cemetery, Leesville Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Consalus Funeral Homes

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 23 2002 - Garry "Teddy" Barnes, 53, died Saturday, April 20, 2002, at Research Medical Center. Funeral services will be held Friday, April 26, at Consalus Chapel, Clinton. Burial will be in Parks Chapel Cemetery. He was born June 27, 1948, in Clinton, son of O. W. and Norene Baker Barnes. He worked as a mechanic for cook Tractor for a number of years. He was a member of the American Pool Players Association, a former drag racer and liked to rebuild cars. Preceding him in death were his parents, and one brother, A. L. Baker. Survivors include one daughter, Amber Barnes, Grandview; five brothers, A. L. Barnes, Mathison, Colorado, Benny Barnes, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Ralph Barnes, Clinton, Owen Barnes, Hurst, Texas, Jerry Barnes, El Dorado, Kansas; five sisters, Aliene House, Hemet California, Fay Houk, Clinton, Martha Releford, Hutchison, Kansas, Ruby Hopkins, Wichita, Kansas, Linda Barnes, Clinton, along with several nieces and nephews.

BARNES, James L.
b: Jan 6 1909, Marysville, Marshall Co, KS
d: Mar 27 1992, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery BA-BO, Clinton, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Vansant-Mills Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - James L. Barnes, 83, 604 North Booth, Clinton, died Friday, March 27, 1992 at Golden valley Hospital. He was born in Marysville, Kansas, on January 6, 1909, to James L. and Sarah Ann Barnes. The family moved to Goff, Kansas, when he was quite young. He attended school in Goff and graduated from high school there and then attended Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas. On August 14, 1933, he was united in marriage to Lucille Martin and to this union five daughters and one son were born. The family moved from their farm in Kansas in 1936 to a dairy farm in Camdenton. He worked closely with the FHA in Camden County as a loan officer and he and the family milked cows, bottled and delivered milk to stores and homes in Camdenton for many years. In 1952, the family moved to a farm near Quincy. He was a well respected and successful farmer, working closely with the FHA and other farm organizations. He served on the Hickory County and Weaubleau School Boards. He was a member of the Hopewell Baptist Church, Quincy. He was an avid outdoorsman who loved to coon hunt and fish. He also enjoyed his garden very much. He loved high school sports and attended whenever he could. Jim and Lucille retired in 1980 and moved to Clinton. He is survived by his wife Lucille of the home; his children, Shirley Oviatt, Sharon Minich, Carol Parsons, Mary Temple and Jim Jr., all of Clinton and Patricia Frankenfeld of Roscoe; plus 12 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. He is also survived by one nephew, Bill Barnes of Minnesota. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Raymond Barnes. Funeral services were held at the Vansant-Mills Chapel, Clinton, Monday, March 30, 1992. Burial was at Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

BARNES, Linda Sue
b: Jul 19 1955, Wichita, Sedgwick Co, KS
d: Nov 10 2008, Nevada, Vernon Co, MO
arr:
Vansant-Mills Funeral Home
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Nov 11 2008 - Linda Sue Barnes, age 53, Nevada, Missouri passed away Monday, November 10, 2008 at the Medicalodge of Nevada. Funeral services will be Saturday, November 15, 2008 at Vansant-Mills Chapel, Clinton. Linda was born in Wichita, Kansas the youngest of twelve children. She was a member of the Apostolic Penecostal Church, Clinton. Linda is survived by four sisters, Helen Faye Houk, Clinton, Missouri, Ruby Hopkins, Sheldon, Missouri, Aliene House, Plano, Texas, and Martha Releford, Colorado City, Colorado; five brothers, Ralph Barnes, Clinton, Missouri, Alvin Barnes, Matheson, Colorado, Benny Barnes, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Albert Barnes, Hurst, Texas, and Gerald Barnes, Eldorado, Kansas; a number of nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews, and great-great nieces and nephews.

BARNES, Margaret Lucille MARTIN
b: Oct 9 1914, Wetmore, Nemaha Co, KS
d: Jul 2 1994, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery BA-BO, Clinton, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Vansant-Mills Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Margaret Lucille Barnes was born October 9, 1914, at Wetmore, Ks., daughter of James and Margaret Martin. She died Saturday, July 2, 1994, at her home at 604 North Booth, Clinton. She graduated from Wetmore High School and taught school for a short time before marriage. She was united in marriage to James L. Barnes on August 14, 1933. To this union six children were born: Shirley Oviatt, Sharon Minich, Carol Parsons, Mary Temple and James Jr. of Clinton and Patricia Frankenfield of Roscoe. Also surviving are 12 grandchildren and one brother, Bob Martin and his wife Dorothy of Maryville, Ks. Also surviving are a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and one aunt, Mildred Geyer, 102 years old. She was preceded in death by her husband James Barnes, on March 27, 1992. Also preceding her in death are her parents, three sisters, and one brother. After James and Lucille were married, they live din Kansas until moving to Camdenton in 1936. They operated a dairy farm until 1952 when they moved to a farm near Quincy, where they farmed until they retired and moved to Clinton in September of 1980. While living near Quincy, Lucille was a member of the Hopewell Baptist Church where she was very active. She was also a member of the Friendly Circle Club. She worked one summer at the Scout Camp and later was a substitute postmaster at Quincy. After moving to Clinton, she became a member of the First Baptist Church, where she enjoyed the fellowship of her Sunday School class. She also belonged to the LaDue Community Club. Funeral services were held at the Vansant-Mills Chapel Wednesday, July 6, 1994. Burial was in the Englewood Cemetery.

BARNES, Marie E.
b: Sep 12 1911
d: Feb 14 2001, Osceola, St. Clair Co, MO
bur: Osceola Cemetery, Osceola, St. Clair Co, MO
arr:
Sheldon-Goodrich Funeral Home
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Feb 16 2001 - Marie E. Barnes, 89, Osceola, died Wednesday, February 14, 2001, at Sac-Osage Hospital in Osceola. She was a lifelong area resident and a member of the Osceola Christian Church. She is survived by her son, Charles Barnes and his wife, Mary Ellen, Harrisonville; her daughter, Julia Lee Scott, Sedalia; four half-brothers, Lynn Rodabaugh of Deepwater, Tom Rodabaugh of Osceola, Dennis Rodabaugh of Hastings, Florida, and Gene Rodabaugh of Nebraska; 12 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild; other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be Sunday at Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel in Osceola. Burial will be in the Osceola Cemetery.

BARNES, Mary Grace HOUSTON
b: Oct 31 1921, Calhoun, Henry Co, MO
d: Sep 30 2007, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Bradley & Hadley Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Oct 1 2007 - It is with great sadness that the family of Mary Grace Houston Barnes announces her passing on September 30, 2007, at Westwood Nursing Center, Clinton. Mary Grace lived a long and full life. Born to Roscoe John and Ollie Elizabeth (Wallace) Houston on October 31, 1921, she had one brother Thurman Houston, and one sister Frances Bradley. All have preceded her in death. Born and raised in Calhoun, she moved to Clinton at the age of 17 to begin her 53 years of employment with the following businesses: Mary worked 12 years for the Agriculture Adjustment Association beginning August 4, 1939, to June 1951 on the third floor of the county courthouse. Immediately following, Mary was employed by the DeKalb Agriculture Association as district secretary where she worked for 12 years, until August 4, 1963. In September of 1963, she began work with Briggs & Tillman and remained there until September 1, 1991, when she retired as executive secretary. On August 24, 1944, she married Joe Leslie Barnes and their marriage was blessed with two daughters and alter five grandchildren. She enjoyed many lifelong friends throughout the years. Mary Grace thrived on yard work and had many beautiful flowers and lovely trees around her home. As the years went by, her grandchildren brought the great-grandchildren around to play; bringing Mary much needed company and happiness. She will be missed, but knowing she is suffering no longer makes our hearts less heavy. Mary Grace is survived by her two daughters, Joanna Cruce of Kansas City and Marilynn (and husband Michael) Ferro of Clinton. She will be greatly missed by her five grandchildren, Anna Vaughan, Sarah Morris, Larry Cruce, Mary Elizabeth Chapa and Michael Leslie Ferro. She will be fondly remembered by seven great-grandchildren, Jacob, Torre and Tarren Vaughan, Andrew and Katherine Morris, Victor and Michael Chapa, and many treasured nieces and nephews. There will be a graveside service on Tuesday, October 2, at the Calhoun Cemetery. Interment will follow where Mary Grace will rest beside her husband Joe in the Barnes family plot.

BARNES, Matthew Thomas
b: Oct 31 2001, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
d: Oct 31 2001, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Laurel Oak Cemetery AA-BE, Windsor, Windsor Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Nov 5 2001 - Matthew Thomas Barnes, stillborn infant son of Brad and Tracy Barnes, Windsor, died late Wednesday evening, October 31, 2001, at the Golden Valley Hospital, Clinton. He is survived by his parents; a sister, Claire G. Barnes of the home; two half-brothers, Taylor Barnes and Chase Barnes, Henderson, Kentucky; maternal grandmother and step-grandfather, Polly and Larry Pollard, Mt. Home, Arkansas; maternal grandfather, William Allen, Yellville, Arkansas; paternal grandparents, Fern Barchet, Evansville, Indiana, Esto and June Buse, Sellvin, Indiana, Redeena Bullington, Henderson, Kentucky, and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Graveside services were held Saturday, November 3, at Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor,

BARNES, Nellie Mae
b: abt 1920
d: May 7 2011, Stockton, Cedar Co, MO
bur: Osceola Cemetery, Osceola, St. Clair Co, MO
arr:
Sheldon-Goodrich Funeral Home
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, May 16 2011 - Nellie Mae Barnes, 91, Osceola, died Saturday, May 7, 2011, at Stockton Nursing Home, Stockton. Services were Saturday, May 14, at Sheldon-Goodrich Funeral Home. Burial at Osceola Cemetery.

BARNES, Ruth A. WOOLERY
b: Oct 9 1914, near Osceola, St. Clair Co, MO
d: May 21 1995, Lowry City, St. Clair Co, MO
bur: Lowry City Cemetery, Lowry City, St. Clair Co, MO
arr:
Sheldon-Goodrich Funeral Home
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Mrs. Ruth A. Barnes, 80, Lowry City, died Sunday, May 21, 1995, at Truman Lake Manor in Lowry City. She was born near Osceola, and was a lifelong St. Clair area resident. She is survived by her husband Jack, of the home; one son, J. W. Barnes of Lowry City; two daughters, Mrs. Beverly Brewster of Lowry City and Mrs. Linda Cornett of Lee's Summit; one brother, Sherman Woolery of Lowry City; seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Tuesday, May 22, at the Lowry City Cemetery. Burial was in the Lowry City Cemetery.

BARNES, Ruth Margaret TERRILL
b: Nov 27 1913, Darksville, Randolph Co, MO
d: Jan 13 2000, Topeka, Shawnee Co, KS
bur:
Englewood Cemetery BA-BO, Clinton, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Vansant-Mills Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Feb 10 2000 - Ruth Margaret Barnes, daughter of Robert Arthur Terrill and Gertrude Brogan Terrill, was born November 27, 1913, in Darksville, and died January 13, 2000, at St. Francis Hospital, Topeka, Kansas. Ruth was united in marriage to George Barnes on November 14, 1937. George preceded her in death on January 27, 1985. Ruth and George had lived in Pleasanton, Kansas, Columbia and Clinton until Ruth moved to Topeka, Kansas, four years ago. Ruth was a 50-year member of Hope Chapter of Order of Eastern Star in Pleasanton, Kansas. She was a member of the Clinton Christian Church where she was active in the CWF and her Sunday School Class. She was also a member of the First Christian Church of Topeka, Kansas. She is survived by her three daughters, Judy Williams of Lee's Summit, Jane Newton of Fenton, and Diane Hall of Topeka, Kansas; her caregiver and grandson, Chris Williams of Topeka, Kansas; six other grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; her sister, Alberta Smith of Lee's Summit, and her half-brother, Robert Terrill of Kansas City; as well as several nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held at the Vansant-Mills Chapel on Saturday, January 15. Burial was in the Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

BARNETT, Andrew Jackson
b: Nov 2 1828, near Baltimore, MD
d: Jul 13 1909, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery BA-BO, Clinton, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Jul 17 1909 - Andrew Jackson Barnett died at his residence, 502 East Ohio Street, on July 13, at 5:45 p.m. The last surviving member of a family of eight children; born near Baltimore, Maryland on Nov. 2, 1828, a descendant from a sturdy German family, his grandfather having come to America from Germany in an early day. In the early fifties, he came to Missouri settling near Kansas City; married Hanna J. Rogers, who died a few years later leaving one son, William L. Barnett. Married in 1867 to P. Virginia Shipley, formerly of Baltimore, in Iowa City. Came to this county the same year. Six children by this union, S. Alfred, L. Jack, Clinton A., Lovelace Shipley, Robert E. and Mrs. J. H. Avery. United with the Methodist Church in his youth. After coming to Missouri he became a member of the Christian Church.

BARNETT, Charles W. "Barney"
b: Mar 15 1870, Wells Co, IN
d: Oct 6 1902, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery BA-BO, Clinton, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Missouri, Oct 11 1902 - Charles W. Barnett died at his home on the corner of Fifth and Lincoln Monday, October 6, 1902, at 8:20 p.m. after a three weeks' illness with a complication of diseases. He was born in Wells County, Indiana March 15, 1870 and was 32 at the time of his death. He came to Clinton 14 years ago, was an employee of the Clinton Pottery and was a steady, industrious man, always cheerful and happy. The voice of "Barney" is stiled forever. He leaves a wife, two children, a mother and three sisters. He was a member of the I.O.O.F. Funeral at the home and burial in Englewood. Many beautiful floral offerings were given by the lodges and employees of the pottery.

BARNETT, Dorothy H.
b: Aug 1 1915
d: Feb 27 2002, Auburn, King Co, WA
bur: Resthaven Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Osceola Twp, St. Clair Co, MO
arr:
Sheldon-Goodrich Funeral Home
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Mar 5 2002 - Dorothy H. Barnett, 86, Auburn, Washington, formerly of Osceola, died Wednesday, February 27, 2002, in Auburn. She and her late husband, Kenith, operated a vending business in the Osceola area for many years. She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Charlene Gaston, and a son, Kenith. Funeral services will be Friday, March 8, at the Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel in Osceola. Burial will be in the Resthaven Memorial Garden Cemetery, Osceola.

BARNETT, Dorothy M. FINKBEINER
b: Nov 20 1911, Miltonvale, Cloud Co, KS
d: Feb 11 1992, Abilene, Dickinson Co, KS
bur:
Urich Cemetery, Bogard Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Mrs. Dorothy M. Barnett, 80, died Tuesday, February 11, 1992 at the Abilene, Kansas nursing center. She was born November 20, 1911 at Miltonvale, Kansas, daughter of Charles and Margaret Loveland Finkbeiner. She grew up in the area and, in early years, worked in Topeka and Wichita, moving to California in 1951. She was married to Verliss Barnett and they retired and moved to Urich in 1967. Mr. Barnett died in 1972. She had made her home in Abilene since 1988. Survivors include a brother of Wichita; one sister Pauline Alexander of Crestline, Ca. Graveside services will be held in Urich on Saturday. Arrangements by Danner Funeral Home.

BARNETT, Harry A.
b: Aug 29 1905
d: Mar 17 1995, Higginsville, Lafayette Co, MO

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Funeral services for Harry A. Barnett, 89, were held Sunday afternoon, March 19, 1995, at Ralph O. Jones Funeral Home in Odessa. Burial was in the McKendree Cemetery there. Mr. Barnett died Friday, March 17, 1995, at the Meyer Care Center in Higginsville. He was a former resident of Clinton and was a charter member and helped build Northeast Baptist Church here. He was a retail store manager for the L.B. Price Co. from 1956-70; had the Barnett Variety Store in Higginsville from 1947-1956 and was with Mattingly Brothers from 1928 to 1946. He was custodian of the 1st Baptist Church of Odessa from 1977 to 1984. Survivors include two daughters, Arlene Long and Elaine Jack, both of Higginsville; two brothers, Arthur Barnett of Kingsville and Elmer Barnett of Oak Grove; two sisters, Ruth Wilkinson of Augurn, Washington, and Verna Kline of Gladstone; four grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Mr. Barnett was the son of William C. Barnett and Bessie Lee Andrews Barnett. He married Ida Mae Snider July 4, 1933, in Richmond. He was a 1925 graduate of the Bates City High School.

BARNETT, Harry Glenn
b: Jan 9 1914, Norris, Henry Co, MO
d: Aug 11 2001, Columbia, Boone Co, MO
arr:
Park Lawn Funeral Home
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Aug 13 2001 - Harry Glenn Barnett, 87, Columbia, died Saturday, August 11, 2001, at University Hospital in Columbia. Memorial services will be held at a later date at Park Lawn Cemetery, Kansas City. He was born January 9, 1914, at Norris, the son of Frank C. and Ora A. Steight Barnett. Preceding him in death were his parents, two brothers and one sister. Survivors include three brothers, Elmer C. Barnett, Archie, Robert E. Barnett, Peculiar, and Harold C. Barnett, Garden City.

BARNETT, John
b: abt 1861
d: Jan 28 1892, Bedrod, IA

Clinton MO, Feb 6 1892 - The remains of John Barnett were taken thru Clinton last week for burial at Lowry City, from Bedrod, Iowa. He died on the 28th of January, in the 31st year of his age. A nephew of A. B. Hopkins of the Mercantile store.

BARNETT, Lela Faye WOIRHAYE CAMPBELL
b: Jun 4 1924, Los Angeles, CA
d: Feb 7 2009, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Urich Cemetery, Bogard Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Dickey Funeral Home

Lela Faye Woirhaye Campbell Barnett was born June 4, 1924, to James William Woirhaye and Elsie Ewing Woirhaye. Lela left this earthly life Feb. 7, 2009. Lela married William Harold Campbell Aug. 1, 1941. To this union three daughters and one son were born: Marilyn Faye, Delores Jean, Joy Lynn, and infant son Billy Dean (who preceded her in death). They spent most of their married life north of Ballard, Lela raising the girls and Bill working at Fisher Body in Kansas City. Lela decided when her youngest daughter, Joy, left home she would do something she had always dreamed of. Lela began nursing school at Nevada. She graduated Nov. 29, 1971, as an LPN nurse. She then began working at Butler Hospital and later became the first Bates County health nurse. The saddest day of Lela's life, besides losing Billy Dean, was the death of her beloved husband, Bill, after a long battle with cancer. Lela married Robert Campbell. Their marriage was blissful, yet short-lived. Robert preceded Lela in death. Lela married Virgil Barnett on June 18, 1986. The two spent most of their days traveling, camping, and enjoying their grandchildren. Virgil survives Lela Barnett. Her dear sister, Evelyn Campbell of Marshall, also survives Lela. Lela's beloved daughter, Delores Jean, preceded her in death at the young age of 55. Her grandchildren, Kim, Jana, DeAnn, Mark, Darrin, Brooke, and Dana will always hold their "Nana" close to their hearts. The grandchildren are grateful for her ability to shape their lives. Lela also was a busy great-grandmother to 19 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandson. Funeral services were Monday, Feb. 9, at Dickey Funeral Home, Garden City. Burial was in Urich Cemetery.

BARNETT, Lytle E.
b: May 27 1908
d: Oct 20 2005, Lowry City, St. Clair Co, MO
arr:
Sheldon-Goodrich Funeral Home
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Oct 21 2005 - Lytle E. Barnett, 97, Osceola, died at Truman Lake Manor, Lowry City, Thursday, October 20, 2005. She is survived by two sons, Derl of Osceola and Noel D. (Ben) and wife Sharon, Nixa; one daughter, Wanda Coleman and husband Jimmie, Clinton.

BARNETT, Matty Lee CURL, Dr.
b: Jul 16 1880, Missouri
d: Apr 19 1936, St. Louis, MO

Clinton MO - Dr. Mattylee Barnett, wife of Robert E. Barnett of the Barnett Wholesale Grocery Co., died in her room at the Avalon apartment hotel in St. Louis, at about 3 a.m. Monday from heart failure. She had been thought exceptionally well of late and had been at her office as usual, caring for her large number of eye cases, and had played cards with friends the evening before her demise. Mattylee Curl was the daughter of Rev. Curl, Northern Methodist minister, who came as pastor to Clinton some thirty years ago from Siloam Springs, Mo., when she met and married R. E. Barnett. She was much interested in medicine and completing her studies, went to Denver as a general practitioner. She returned to Missouri several years later, specializing in eyes and has for years been recognized as one of the leading eye specialist of St. Louis. At the time of her death she was vice president of the St. Louis Medical Association and expected to go to the Medical Convention in Kansas City, which meets this spring. Dr. Barnett is survived by her husband Robert E. Barnett of Clinton; her mother Mrs. Clara S. Curl; two sisters, Mrs. Ruth McMillan and Mrs. Harold Poole, of Kansas City. The funeral services were Tuesday in St. Louis, then the body was taken to Louisiana, Mo., for interment beside her father and brother.

BARNETT, Ola Lee
b: Apr 20 1896, Polktown, MO
d: Mar 5 2000, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery BA-BO, Clinton, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Consalus Funeral Homes

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Mar 6 2000 - Ola Lee Barnett, 103, Clinton, died Sunday, March 5, 200, at Westwood Nursing Home. She was born April 20, 1896, at Polktown, daughter of J. S. and Annabel Freeman Barnett. She attended Warrensburg State College. She was a deaconess and a member of the Clinton United Methodist Church. She belonged to the PEO Sisterhood. Her parents and two sisters, Mary Ann Schroff and Madge Kemper preceded her in death. The funeral service will be Tuesday, March 7, at the Consalus Chapel with burial in Englewood Cemetery.

BARNETT, Robbie Thelma HOLMES
b: Apr 7 1907, Lowry City, St. Clair Co, MO
d: Sep 13 1997, Osceola, St. Clair Co, MO
bur: Lowry City Cemetery, Lowry City, St. Clair Co, MO
arr:
Sheldon-Goodrich Funeral Home
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Robbie Thelma Barnett was born April 7, 1907, in Lowry City to William and Lucy Letser Holmes and died Saturday, September 1997, at the Sac Osage Hospital in Osceola. Mrs. Barnett, a homemaker, was a lifelong St. Clair County area resident. She was united in marriage to Bernard Barnett, who preceded her in death. Also preceding her in death were her parents; one son William Roger Barnett; one granddaughter Janice Barnett; one sister Pearl Nelson. She is survived by her daughter-in-law Mary Barnett of Osceola; one grandson William Barnett Jr. of Camdenton; one granddaughter Brenda Grantham of Grandview; three great-grandsons, Brandon Grantham, David Grantham and Michael Barnett; other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be Tuesday, September 16, at the Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel in Osceola. Burial will be in the Lowry City Cemetery near Lowry City.

BARNETT, Samuel Alfred
b: Oct 10 1867, Henry Co, MO
d: Feb 21 1940, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery BA-BO, Clinton, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - S. A. Barnett, one of the most able and experienced business men in Clinton, respected by contemporaries and beloved by family and all employees died at 1:40 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 21, 1940, at a Kanas City hospital where he had been critically ill since January 10 with heart trouble and complications. Born northwest of Clinton, Oct. 10, 1867, of well known family. Mr. Barnett had lived in Clinton since his youth and first became a part of Clinton business life when he was an integral factor of the Barnett Brothers retail grocery store at the southeast corner of the square. Late he became a salesman for the Crome Wholesale Grocery Company, a valuable part of that large business. January 1, 1912, the Barnett, Gerhardt, and Winters Wholesale Grocery Company was formed and they built the present wholesale house on South Main Street fronting the M. K. & T. railroad tracks. Some ten years ago, Mr. Barnett, the president of the grocery company, bought the interest from Otto Gerhardt and Mr. Winters having died, the firm became known as the Barnett Grocery Company and his brothers, Clint and Bob, became associated with him in business. With a genius for organization and unbounded enthusiasm for his business, Mr. Barnett saw the future in his wholesale trade and built steadily to that end, to be rewarded with one of the most sound and extensive wholesale establishments in this part of the state. Besides being an expert and farsighted business man whose services were always in demand on various boards and committees, where he was always generous and interested with his services, he was also a loyal Christian, one of the pillars of the Second Street Methodist Church, to which he was one of the most generous contributors of money and time for he was president of the Board of Trustees and had taught a Sunday school class of young men of high school age for almost 25 years. To them he gave not only spiritual guidance, for he was a men of fine and temperate habits, but also engendered in them the same wholesome ideals of honesty, fair play, early rising and hard work that had helped him along the road to success in his splendid life. Mr. Barnett never recovered from the sorrow caused by the death of his beautiful, young and lovely wife, the former Miss Marie Zimmerman, of Valley Falls, Kans., for whom he built the fine home at the corner of Third and Ohio streets, where the E. A. Lindstrom family live today. After a time he went to the home of his brother Clint Barnett, and wife on South Second Street to live, where he had since resided. To his four nephews and three nieces, he gave the generous and impartial love of a father and, to the many boys who came to work in the wholesale house, he pointed the way to thrift and success by example, generosity that was almost proverbial and wholehearted interest that was an inspiration to them all. Mr. Barnett in speaking of "his boys" had always praise and admiration for them for the felt sincerely and closely attached to them. Mr. Barnett is survived by his brothers, Clint and Bob, and one sister, Mrs. J. H. Avery, of Long Beach, Calif. Mr. and Mrs. Clint Barnett and son John Egger of Boston, who came home a little over a week ago to be with his uncle, were in Kansas City at the time of his death, having done everything that means and medical skill could supply to continue life. They had not returned to Clinton at press time late Wednesday, hence funeral arrangements were unknown and further information was unavailable.

BARNETT, Virgil Roy
b: Sep 24 1915, near Urich, Henry Co, MO
d: Jun 6 2010, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Urich Cemetery, Bogard Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Dickey Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jun 15 2010 - Virgil Roy Barnett of Urich was born September 24, 1915, near Urich, the son of John Harrison and Hattie Lee (Giltner) Barnett. He departed this life on Sunday, June 6, 2010, at golden LivingCenter-Westwood, Clinton, at the age of 94 years, eight months and 12 days. On July 24, 1941, Virgil was united in marriage to Loreta Marie Hickman in Clinton. He later married Lela Faye (Woirhaye) Campbell on June 18, 1986. Virgil was a farmer and stockman and his family was selected as the Farm Family of the Year for Henry County in 1955. As a young man, Virgil worked tearing out the Leaky Roof Railroad tracks through Urich and Creighton and then began working and building Highway 35, which later became Highway 7. Virgil completed first through eighth grades at Oak Grove Rural School near Urich and had lived near Blairstown before moving to Clinton. He was community-minded by serving on the Blairstown School Board, was active in the Brushy 4-H Club and served many years on the Henry County Fair Board. A memory that he never forgot was getting to met former President Harry S. Truman while serving on the fair board. In his 70's and 80's he enjoyed woodworking, building many shelves, model cars and trucks in his home workshop. Virgil and Lela for many years enjoyed seeing the country traveling in their travel trailer. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife Loreta, on November 4, 1984; his second wife Lela, on February 7, 2009; a grandson Michael Meyer; a stepdaughter Delores Jean Chenoweth; three sisters, Nadine Spry, Beulah Sundberg and Evelyn Sloan. Virgil is survived by a son Larry V. Barnett and wife Kathryn, Urich; a daughter Joyce J. Meyer and husband Lee, Independence; two stepdaughters, Marilyn Sloan and husband Gary, Urich, Joy Ford and husband Fred, Lee's Summit; four grandchildren; seven step-grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; 19 step-great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandson; other relatives and many friends. Funeral services were held Thursday, June 10, at the dickey Funeral Home, Garden City. Burial was in the Urich Cemetery.

BARNETT, William Joseph
b: Oct 7 1929, St. Joseph, Buchanan Co, MO
d: Jan 12 2007, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery BA-BO, Clinton, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Vansant-Mills Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 31 2007 - William Joseph Barnett was born October 7, 1929, in St. Joseph, the son of Hiram Spencer and Agnes (Bashinski) Barnett. He died at Kansas City Hospice House, Kansas City, on January 12, 2007, at the age of 77 years. He served in the Navy. He was married to Roberta Margueritte Brugger Barnett, who preceded him in death on June 14, 1999. William was a millwright for General Motors at the Leeds and Fairfax plants in Kansas City before retiring in 1991. William is survived by one son, Thomas Barnett and wife, Karen, and three granddaughters, Ashley, Emily and Chelsea, all of Powell. Ohio; his daughter Beth Barnett of Kansas City, and one sister Betty Weidmaier of St. Joseph. Funeral services were held at Vansant-Mills Chapel on Tuesday, January 16. Interment was in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

BARNHART, Annie Viola SUTTON
b: Aug 3 1938, Pemiscott Co, MO
d: Mar 27 2011, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur: Cremation
arr:
Reser Funeral Home
Annie Viola Barnhart, age 72, of Warsaw, Missouri, passed away early Sunday morning, March 27, 2011, at the Golden Valley Memorial Hospital in Clinton, Missouri. She was born in Pemiscott County, Missouri, on August 3, 1938, the daughter of Charles Leslie and Eunice Gertrude Brown Sutton. On September 11, 1955, she was united in marriage to Samuel James McNeeley. Following their marriage they made their home in Naylor, Missouri. Unto this union two daughters were born. Following the dissolution of her marriage she moved to her home in Clinton, Missouri. She was then married to Ira "Barney" Barnhart in Lawton, Oklahoma. They made their home in Clinton, Missouri. In July of 1988 they moved to their home in Warsaw. Barney preceded her in death in 1991. Annie is survived by one daughter, Lavonne Beck, of Dexter, Missouri, a granddaughter, Michelle Zamora, of the home , seven other grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, five sisters, Norma Menthey, of Portersville, California, Della Phillips, of Springville, California, Charlene Bullis, of Cape Girardeau, Missouri, and Kay Ochoa, of the state of Georgia, three brothers, Donald Ray Sutton, of the state of Utah, Larry Sutton, of Indianapolis, Indiana, and Robert "Bobby" Sutton, of the state of Washington, one son-in-law, Monte Ray Thornburg, other relatives and friends. A memorial service will be held Thursday, March 31, 2011, at the Reser Funeral Home in Warsaw, Missouri. Cremation.

BARNHART, Barbara Teene BURTON
b: Oct 7 1927, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
d: Jul 21 2000, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery BA-BO, Clinton, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Vansant-Mills Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Aug 2 2000 - Barbara T. (Burton) Barnhart, 72, Clinton, died Friday, July 21, 2000, at the Golden Valley Hospital, Clinton. She was born October 7, 1927, in Clinton, the daughter of Ellsworth E. (Jack) Burton and Orel (Harvey) Burton. Barbara was married May 9, 1946, to Earnie L. Barnhart in Ft. Scott, Kansas. They made their home in Garland where their first child, Linda, was born. In 1947 they moved to Long Beach, California. They made their home there until 1981. During that time their second child, Lowell was born in 1949. In later years Barbara was employed at the Robert Shaw Company. In 1981 she and Earnie retired and moved back to Missouri to be close to her family and friends. She enjoyed traveling, going to auctions and collecting antiques. She also enjoyed playing Bingo. Their home was always open to family and friends. She was a special aunt to all of her nieces and nephews. Barbara is survived by her husband, Earnie, and grandson, Rob Bastardi of the home; one son, Lowell Barnhart, and daughter-in-law, Cathi of Garden Grove, California; one daughter, Linda Kelso of Long Beach, California; four grandchildren, Carey Joe Chase and husband, Tony, Lynell and Larry Barnhart of Orange County, California; two great-grandsons, Charles Barnhart and Christian Edward, who brought much joy and happiness to her life. She is also survived by her sister, Gerry Anstine and husband, Leonard, Blairstown; three brothers, Harvey Burton and wife, Carol, Bob Burton and wife, Carol Ann, all of Arizona, Kay Burton and wife, Betty, Las Vegas, Nevada; two brothers-in-law, C. E. (Gene) Barnhart and wife, Doris, Kansas City, and Oral Barnhart and wife, Eva, Independence, and one sister-in-law, Darlene Miller, Oceanside, California. Also surviving are several nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; her oldest brother, Jack, and two younger brothers, Howard and Donald Burton. Funeral services were held at the Vansant-Mills Chapel on Monday, July 24. Burial was in the Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

BARNHART, Charles Minzo Emerson
b: Aug 22 1900, near Meta, Maries Co, MO
d: Jan 12 1927, Big Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Carrsville Cemetery, Big Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Charles Minzo Emerson Barnhart was born near Meta, Maries County, Mo., August 22, 1900, and was called away to heaven January 12, 1927, at 4:20 p.m. to await the coming of his loved ones. Deceased was 26 years, 4 months and 21 days old, at the time of his death. He was a very kind and patient sufferer, bearing his pain and suffering so well; always seemed pleasant when any one came in to see him. He was married March 29th, 1924 to Miss Hazel Trowbridge, in Kansas City, Mo. They lived there until Jan. 1925, when they came to Henry county, living near Norris, excepting a few months in Garland until he became so ill he had to be taken to a hospital in Kansas City. There an operation was performed and as soon as he was able he was brought back to his father's where he was cared for until his death. Doctors pronounced his malady cancer of the stomach. In November , he was taken bedfast, and everything that friends and relatives could do for him was done, but the Lord knoweth best and took him home out of his suffering. Their cup of happiness was completely filled when their little son, Windolf, came to live with them 19 months ago. He was the pleasure and delight of his daddy's heart. Such a cute little fellow, winning the love of every one who knows him. Charles was a kind husband, father, brother and friend. He gave his heart to God a few weeks previous to his death, and put all his trust in him. Besides his wife and baby, he leaves his parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Barnhart; four brothers - Burkley of Dixon, Mo., Gus, Earnest and Tilden of Henry, county; four sisters - Mrs. Dora Rowden, of Kansas City; Mrs. Charles Prater, near Chilhowee, and Ruby at home. Funeral services were conducted at Carrsville church and the body was laid to rest in the cemetery near by.

BARNHART, Christopher Steven
b: Jul 25 1959
d: Jun 17 2012, Independence, Jackson Co, MO
arr:
Vansant-Mills Funeral Home
Christopher S. Barnhart, age 52 passed away Sunday, June 17, 2012 at Centerpoint Hospital, Independence, Missouri. Memorial services will be Thursday, June 21, 2012 at Vansant-Mills Chapel, Clinton. Chris was a farm laborer. He was a member of Garland Baptist Church. Survivors include his children, Cristin "Butch" Barnhart and Chance Barnhart; his parents, Carl and Beverly Barnhart, and his companion Charlotte Stump all of Clinton; his sister, Carol DeVette of St. Charles, Missouri; four grandchildren Skylar Berg, Landon Berg, Lexi Barnhart and Brody Barnhart; and nephews Lance Wagoner and Nick McLaughlin.

BARNHART, Clara Bernice CROLEY CLINE
b: Sep 23 1915, Garland, Henry Co, MO
d: Jul 10 1996, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Mt. Zion Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clara Bernice Croley was born September 23, 1915, in Garland, the daughter of Jesse D. and Clara M. (Horrell) Croley. She died Wednesday, July 10, 1996, at the Golden Valley Memorial Hospital in Clinton. Bernice was a lifelong resident of Henry County. On November 15, 1932, in Kansas City, she was married to Seigle Cline. He preceded her in death November 1, 1963. Bernice later married Tilden Barnhart, August 1, 1965. He preceded her In death January 8, 1991. For a number of years Bernice was a cook in the public school system. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Clinton and a charter member of the Faith and Hope Extension Club. She is survived by two daughters, Anita Eckhoff and Carolyn Karns; one stepson, Carl Barnhart; one sister, Dorothy Knisely, all of Clinton; two grandchildren, one granddaughter-in-law, one step-grandson, one step-granddaughter and four step-great-grandchildren. She was preceded In death by Thomas Lynn. Funeral services were held Tuesday, July 16, at the Consalus Chapel, Clinton. Burial was in the Mt. Zion Cemetery in Henry County.

BARNHART, Denver Oral
b: Jun 7 1927, Henry Co, MO
d: Aug 25 2000, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery BA-BO, Clinton, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Sep 1 2000 - Denver Oral Barnhart, 73, was born June 7, 1927, in Henry County, the son of Jesse and Charity (Drummond) Barnhart, and died August 25, 2000, at Veterans Hospital in Kansas City. Oral married Eva Mae Collins January 7, 1946, in Girard, Kansas. They had no children. "Barney" was employed with Switzer Painting Company for 35 years until his retirement 11 years ago. He was in the Army during World War II, almost three years in Alaska as a military policeman. He and his wife, Eva, were members of Ruskin Baptist Church in Kansas City. Survivors include his wife, Eva, of the home in Kansas City; step-mother, Juanita Nestlirode of Butler; two brothers, Earnie of Clinton and C. E. (Gene), wife, Doris, of Kansas City, and one sister, Darlene Miller and husband, Bud, of Vista, California. Also many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Preceding him in death were two sisters, Maxine Murray and Etta Ingham, and one brother, Ira Barnhart, and his parents, Jesse and Charity Barnhart. One step-sister, Patty Moise, also preceded him in death. Funeral services were conducted August 28 at graveside, Englewood Cemetery, Clinton, by D. W. Newcomer's Son, Floral Hills Chapel, Kansas City.

BARNHART, Earnie Lee
b: Dec 25 1925, Garland, Henry Co, MO
d: Apr 26 2004, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery BA-BO, Clinton, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Vansant-Mills Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, May 10 2004 - Earnie Lee Barnhart, son of Jesse Earnest and Charity (Drummond) Barnhart, was born December 18, 1925, in Garland and died at the Research Medical Center, Kansas City on April 26, 2004, at the age of 78 years. Earnie was a member of the United States Marine corps during World War II and the Korean Conflict. He worked for the United States Post Office in Long Beach, California, for 33 years before retiring in 1981. He was a lifetime member of the Clinton VFW Post 1894 where he served on the Honor Guard; the American Legion Post 14, Clinton; the National Association of Letter Carriers; the Elks; the Eagles; the Chosin Few and the National Rifle Association. He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Barbara; two sisters, Maxine Murray and Etta Myrel Ingram, and two brothers, Denver Barnhart and Ira Barnhart. He is survived by his wife Vondean, of the home; one son, Lowell Barnhart and wife Cathi, Garden Grove, California; one daughter Linda Kelso and companion Richard, Long Beach, California; four stepdaughters, Debra Charles and Dixie Collins, both of Clinton, Diana Collins of Warrensburg and Denice Courtney of Lawrence, Kansas; one brother, C. E. Barnhart of Deepwater, and one sister, Darlene Miller, Vista, California; five grandchildren, Robert Bastardi, Carolyne Chase, Lynell DePerio, Larry Barnhart and Matthew Kuntz and two great-grandchildren, Charley Barnhart and Lana DePerio. Funeral services were held at the Vansant-Mills Chapel Thursday, April 29. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

BARNHART, Edna C. S. FENNEWALD JOHNSON
b: Aug 16 1906, Prairie City, Bates Co, MO
d: Jan 9 1995, Gladstone, Clay Co, MO
bur: Appleton City Cemetery, Appleton City, St. Clair Co, MO

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Edna Catherine Sophia Johnson Barnhart, 88, formerly of Appleton City, died January 9, 1995, at Woodbine Nursing Center in Gladstone. She was born August 16, 1906, to Louis Henry and Wilhelmina Catherine Schapeler Fennewald at her grandmother's home near Prairie City. One of four children, she attended school at Prairie Hill near Appleton City where she lived until moving to Clinton in 1952 and to Kansas City in 1986. On September 14, 1927, she was united in marriage to Earl Willard Johnson and to this union two children were born. Mr. Johnson died in 1960. In 1961, Edna married Grover Cleveland Barnhart who died in 1967. She worked as a practical nurse at Wetzel Hospital and Golden Valley Hospital in Clinton from 1965 to her retirement in 1981. She belonged to the Green Valley Extension Club in Appleton City. She was formerly a member of the First Baptist Church in Appleton City and Clinton and currently a member of the Northgate Baptist Church in North Kansas City. She is survived by one son, Robert Lee Johnson and wife, Nola, of Lee's Summit; one daughter, Dorothy E. Laverentz and husband Raymond, of Kansas City; one stepdaughter, Geraldine Tally and husband Gerald, of Warrensburg; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; 13 step-great-grandchildren and two step-great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death also by one brother, Arthur Fennewald; two sisters, Della Dody and Ardell Conrad; a stepdaughter, Velma Loree Rukes; a step-grandson, James Earl Rukes. Funeral services were Thursday, January 12, at the First Baptist Church in Appleton City. Burial was in the Appleton City Cemetery.

BARNHART, Edward A. Sr.
b: Mar 29 1856, Ohio
d: Nov 23 1927, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
bur: Forest Hill Cemetery, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO

Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO - Edward A. Barnhart, Sr., 71 years old, president of Eads Water Co., 415 West 10th street, died Wednesday, November 23rd, from an illness of several months. In 1865, he came here with his parents from Dayton, Ohio, living in Kansas City a few years, then moving to Clinton, where in later years he engaged in the Clinton nursery business with his father, John Barnhart, who was the first man to engage in the nursery business west of the Mississippi river, the father retiring and the son continued the business, until 18 years ago. He was active in politics, having served as mayor of the town. He also was one of the organizers of the Clinton Elks Lodge, No. 1034. He was a member of M. W. A. Lodge, 2264. In 1909 he moved back to Kansas City and since that time has been connected with Eads Water Co. He lived at 42356 Charlotte Street and leaves his widow, Florence K. Barnhart, and three children - Mrs. James Haller, 3805 Warwick Blvd.; Ed A. Barnhart, Jr., 4235 Charlotte street; Mrs. L. D. Woltzen, 3805 Warwick Blvd., and one sister, Mrs. Frank P. Jones, of Los Angeles, Calif.

BARNHART, Eva Mae COLLINS
b: Oct 5 1922, Henry Co, MO
d: Apr 1 2006, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery BA-BO, Clinton, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Vansant-Mills Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 28 2006 - Eva Mae Barnhart, born October 5, 1922, in Henry County, the daughter of Ira Malcom and Violet Helen (Crain) Collins, died at Westwood Nursing Home, Clinton, on April 1, 2006, at the age of 83 years. Eva was a homemaker. She was married to Denver O. Barnhart, who preceded her in death in August 2000. She was a member of the Garland Baptist Church, Clinton. She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Harvey Collins and one sister Doris Green. Eva is survived by one brother, Carl Collins of Clinton; three sisters, Montez Dady of Leeton, Eula Moreland of Clinton and Anna Belle Matson of Independence, as well as several nieces and nephews. Graveside services were held at Englewood Cemetery, Clinton, Tuesday, April 4. Interment was in Englewood Cemetery.

BARNHART, Hattie Pearl ORR
b: Dec 7 1896, Maries Co, MO
d: Mar 28 1939, Urich, Henry Co, MO
bur:
White Oak Cemetery, Walker Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Wilkinson Funeral Home

Clinton MO - Mrs. Oliver Barnhart died at 2:45 a.m. Tuesday, March 28, 1939, at her home in Urich after about six weeks' illness with the flu from which she suffered a relapse, followed by heart trouble and pneumonia. Her mother had been with her several weeks and Saturday a nurse, Mrs. Florence Lease, of Clinton was called to assist loved ones, who anxiously hoped that medical skill would check the treacherous disease and tide her weakened body past the critical point. Hattie Pearl Orr was born December 7, 1896, in Maries County and there grew to young womanhood. February 24, 1918, she was united in marriage to Oliver Barnhart also of Maries County and about 1920 they moved to Clinton for a year then lived on a farm northwest of Clinton and soon after that moved to western Henry County. About 1922 her parents came to Henry County, and since, the two families have lived in nearby communities. Mr. and Mrs. Barnhart's home has been in Urich about six years. To them were born three sons and a daughter, all of whom survive: Murel, who graduated from the Urich High School last year; Wayne, Betty Jean, the latter of whom is six years old and Donald Lee, who is not quite four. Besides these, she is also survived by her husband and only brother Ray Orr, and her parents, Mr. and Mrs. James H. Orr, south of Urich. Mrs. Barnhart united with the Van Cleave Christian Church at the age of 17, later transferred her membership to Deepwater Methodist Church, but since moving to Urich had attended the Christian Church as there was no church of her faith there. She was a devoted wife, a patient, sweet and gentle mother, who ever ministered to their beloved children and was a comfort and blessing to her parents. Tim cannot dim or take away from her loved ones the memory of her sweet Christian life, the courage and patience that were hers. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday at the Urich Christian Church. Burial at White Oak Cemetery.

BARNHART, James Murel "Barney"
b: Dec 12 1919, Meta, Osage Co, MO
d: Oct 24 2005, Butler, Bates Co, MO
bur: Oak Hill Cemetery, Butler, Bates Co, MO
arr:
Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Nov 23 2005 - James Murel "Barney" Barnhart, 85, Butler, died Monday, October 24, 2005, at Bates County Memorial Hospital in Butler. He was born December 12, 1919, to Oliver William and Hattie Pearl Orr Barnhart in Meta. He moved to Henry County when he was young and attended a small rural grade school. He graduated from Urich High School in 1938. He worked for the Urich Elevator before joining the United States Army in December 1940. He worked at Fisher Body, Lee's Plant in Kansas City, retiring in 1973. He was known for raising and showing Percheron horses, which he did for over 60 years. On May 16, 1942, he married Mary Ellen Hargrave in Los Angeles, California. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Mary Ellen Barnhart of Butler; one son, David Barnhart and wife Elaine, Carthage; one daughter Ellen Young, Butler; one brother Donald Barnhart and wife Betty Jo, Pleasant Hill; one sister Betty Jean Keplinger and husband Merlin, Olathe, Kansas; three grandchildren, William Barnhart, United States Air Force, Japan, Gregory Barnhart of Carthage, and Michael Barnhart and wife Marina, Centerton, Arkansas, and one great-granddaughter. He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother William Barnhart, and one grandson, John Young. Graveside services were Thursday, October 27, at Oak Hill Cemetery in Butler.

BARNHART, Jeretta "Sue" SHERIDAN
b: Feb 18 1935, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
d: Aug 20 2002, Louisville, KY
bur:
Shiloh Cemetery, Post Oak Twp, Johnson Co, MO
arr: Williams Funeral Chapel

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Aug 21 2002 - Jeretta "Sue" Sheridan Barnhart, 67, Louisville, Kentucky (formerly of Warrensburg) died Tuesday, August 20, 2002, at Norton Audubon Hospital in Louisville. She was born February 18, 1935, in Kansas City, the daughter of John Russell and Ruth Comer Sheridan. She graduated from Parkville High School in 1953. On February 18, 1955, she married Carl W. Barnhart of Chilhowee. She graduated from State Fair Community College in 1975 with an Associate degree in nursing. She worked as a cardiac care/ICU nurse in Las Vegas, Nevada, Honolulu, Hawaii, Springfield and Golden Valley Hospital in Clinton where she retired in 1999. She is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Patrick (Carla) Duvall, Louisville, Kentucky, Mrs. Hubert (Kathy) Newman, Leeton, and Debbie Wilson, Chilhowee; a son, Jerry Barnhart, Warrensburg; three brothers, Donald Mac Sheridan, Bunceton, Wilbur Dean Sheridan, Lancing, Tennessee, and Richard Allen Sheridan, Boonville; two sisters, Janice Lee Brown, Harrison, Ohio, and Sandra Kay Taylor, Phoenix, Arizona; two half-sisters, Frances Keltner, Coffeeville, Kansas, and Margaret Buell, Kansas City; 10 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by one son, Randy Eugene Barnhart; one granddaughter, Randi Lee Weeks; a brother, James Monroe Sheridan, and four half-brothers and sisters. Funeral services will be held Saturday, August 24, at Williams Funeral Chapel in Warrensburg. Burial will follow in the Shiloh Cumberland Presbyterian Cemetery, east of Chilhowee.

BARNHART, Lois Dean
b: Jun 4 1923, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
d: Oct 21 1940, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Shiloh Cemetery, Post Oak Twp, Johnson Co, MO
Clinton MO - Girl is struck as backing horses hitched to log wagon plunge down bank-Elmer Dehn, trying to stop team, falls with them. Miss Lois Barnhart, bright and happy, 17 year old, who started after logs Monday afternoon with her father, Grover C. Barnhart, of 7 1/2 miles southwest of Clinton, her fiancee, Elmer Dehn, and his father, Walter Dehn, was fatally injured by a team of horses hitched to a log wagon about 2:00 p.m. on the creek bank when Elmer started to back the team to turn the log rack around, but found the reins taut, caught apparently under a wheel. He tried to loosen the reins, but the horses began to back, pushing him behind them and backing the wagon down the bank, the weight of which, as it slid into the creek, then pulled the horses into the water. Elmer valiantly tried to manage the team and it was in an effort to help him, the families believe, that Lois sprang forward and was struck. When Elmer regained his feet from his fall under the horses he ran up the creek bank to see the inert form of Lois lying there. He called frantically for help and as his father and Mr. Barnhart came up they found Lois gasping for breath, her skull fractured on the right side and her neck broken as was learned after death. Blood gushed from her mouth as they lifted her into Mr. Dehn's pickup truck which he had driven into the timber. They started for Clinton; Mr. Barnhart at the wheel, and Elmer holding Lois as best he could. They passed the Barnhart house in leaving the timber and stopped long enough to get her mother then turned with as much speed as possible toward a hospital. Near the Walter Hoppe farm a tire blew out, causing another delay. They transferred the fast ebbing life into the Hoppe car and continued toward the Community Hospital. Mr, and Mrs. Barnhart realized their tragic race with death was futile as the life thread snapped before they reached outskirts of town and got their daughter into the hospital where examinations revealed the sad extent of the fatal injuries. Lois Dean Barnhart was born June 4 1923, near Norris, the oldest daughter of Grover C. and Edna Blanton Barnhart. The family later moved to near Brownington where Lois attended the Brownington High School two years and last year did her junior work at Deepwater High School. She was a member of the Shiloh Presbyterian Church where she was active in the Christian Endeavor and regularly attended Sunday School and Church at Brownington during the family's residence there. She had a fine voice and played the guitar well, entering the county school music contest. Early this year she became engaged to Elmer Dehn, a fine young man, and since Christmas had been wearing the ring that had plighted their troth. She was a dutiful, affectionate daughter, kind and sweet, popular among her friends and associates. She won people to her quickly and with ease, was capable and of bright mind, taking a commercial course at school. She leaves her bereaved parents, and two little sisters, Joyce Faye and Joan.

BARNHART, Mabel MILLER
b: Dec 22 1926, Warrensburg, Johnson Co, MO
d: Jan 31 2011, Humansville, Polk Co, MO
bur: Cremation

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Feb 2 2011 - Mrs. Mabel Barnhart, 84, Humansville, died Monday, January 31, 2011 at Northwood Hills Healthcare Center, Humansville. The daughter of Frank and Mary (Riley) Miller, she was born in Warrensburg December 22, 1926. Mabel and Earl Jean Barnhart were married August 26, 1944. They were the parents of 6 children, Daniel, Don, Gary, Alan, Mark and Connie. Earl preceded her in death in March 1998. Her parents, two sons, Daniel and Gary, one brother, Lawrence Miller, and two grandchildren, also preceded her in death. Mabel worked for several years in the Med-Surg supply department at Western Missouri Medical Center in Warrensburg. She later worked in several restaurants. Survivors include four children, Don Barnhart and wife Diane, state of North Carolina, Alan Barnhart, Chilhowee, Mark Barnhart and wife, Roberta, Humansville, and Connie Best, state of South Carolina; 1 sister Elsie Wilkins, Springfield; 13 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren. Cremation is under the direction of Murray Funeral Home, Humansville.

BARNHART, Thomas Eugene
b: Dec 25 1955, Henry Co, MO
d: Dec 25 1955, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Maplewood Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Sickman & Dunning Funeral Home

Clinton MO - Graveside services for Thomas Eugene Barnhart, only child of Mr. and Mrs. Clinton Eugene Barnhart of Prairie Village, Kansas, born at 5:55 p.m. Christmas Day at Clinton General Hospital, were held Dec. 28, at Maplewood Cemetery at Brownington, Mo., with Sickman-Dunning Funeral Home in charge. The baby, born prematurely at Clinton General Hospital, was placed in an incubator but failed to survive. Mr. Barnhart is employed in the city, where he has been five years, as an interior decorator, and supervisor of the interior decorators union. He and his wife, the former Doris Louise Wilson of Brownington, came to Clinton to spend the holidays with Mr. Barnhart's uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. Tilden Barnhart of Garland, in whose home he was reared, and with Mrs. Barnhart's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Tom Wilson at Brownington. The parental grandparent is J. E. Barnhart of Kansas City. The Barnhart's were former residents of the Garland neighborhood.

BARNHORST, Bruce D.
b: Aug 29 1954
d: Jan 11 2007, Warrensburg, Johnson Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery BA-BO, Clinton, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 12 2007 - Bruce D. Barnhorst, 52, Clinton, died Thursday, January 11, 2007, at Western Missouri Medical Center. Graveside services will be held Tuesday, January 16, at Englewood Cemetery. Bruce was born August 29, 1954, son of Edward Benjamin and Venice Nadine Smith Barnhorst. He married the former Susan Davis. Bruce enjoyed baseball games, cars and buying gifts for others. He was preceded in death by his parents, Edward B. and Venice N. Smith Barnhorst. He is survived by his wife, one son, Tony Davis and three cousins, Judy Martin, Paul Martin and Gregg Smith.

BARNHORST, Edward Benjamin
b: Feb 14 1905, Indiana
d: Aug 20 2000, Appleton City, St. Clair Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery BA-BO, Clinton, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Sickman & Dunning Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Aug 22 2000 - Edward B. Barnhorst, 95, formerly of Clinton, died Sunday, August 20, 2000, at the Appleton City Manor. He was born February 14, 1905, in Indiana to Timothy B. and Mary Hafertepe Barnhorst. He was a veteran of the United States Army. He married Venice Smith who died July 24 1991. He was employed by the United States Postal Service in the maintenance department. He was also preceded in death by one brother, Fred Barnhorst, and two sisters, Margaret Wilwant and Lena Barnhorst, and his parents. Surviving are one son, Bruce Barnhorst and his wife, Susan, Clinton. Graveside services and interment will be Wednesday, at Englewood Cemetery.

BARNHORST, Venice N.
b: Aug 6 1914
d: Jul 24 1991, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery BA-BO, Clinton, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Sickman & Dunning Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Mrs. Venice Barnhorst, 76, 920 South Main Street, died Wednesday evening, July 24, at Golden Valley Hospital. She is survived by her husband, Edward Barnhorst of the home; one son, Bruce Barnhorst and his wife, Susan, Clinton; one niece, Judy Martin of Clinton; one nephew, Paul Martin and wife, Janice of Falls Church Virginia; one great-nephew Edan Martin of Falls Church; one grandson, Tony. Mrs. Barnhorst was a member of the United Methodist Church, United Methodist Women Twilight Garden Club and the Roberta Rebekah Lodge of Clinton. Services will be Friday at Sickman-Dunning Funeral Home. Burial will be in Englewood.

BARNHOUSE, Ica Mae KRATZER
b: Aug 30 1889, Napton, Saline Co, MO
d: Jun 26 1955, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery BA-BO, Clinton, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Funeral services for Mrs. Mae Barnhouse, who died June 26, 1955, were held Monday afternoon at the Vansant Funeral Home. The body was laid to sleep in Englewood. Ica Mae Kratzer was born at Napton, Saline County, Aug. 30. 1889, the 13th and youngest child of her parents, John and Margaret Young Kratzer. When a girl of 18 the parents moved to Clinton which had since been her home. On Nov. 15, 1913, she was married to Edward R. Barnhouse, who died in September of 1927, leaving his wife to rear their daughter, Mildred, now Mrs. Emmett Adkins of the home. Surviving with the daughter and one grandson, Joe Anthony Adkins, 11 months, are one brother, Frank Kratzer, and a sister, Mrs. D. N. Dennis of Coal, and two other sisters, Mrs. Ruby King of Kansas City, Mo., and Mrs. Anna Driskell of Guthrie, Okla., who was not able to be present for the services. A member of the Methodist Church, she drew strength and resources from her faith, and her fine spirit will be long remembered.

BARNSON, Larry
b: Sep 21 1938, Salt Lake City, Utah
d: Feb 9 2009, Windsor, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Laurel Oak Cemetery AA-BE, Windsor, Windsor Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Hadley Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Feb 12 2009 - Larry Barnson, 70, of Windsor, Missouri, died Monday, February 9, 2009, at the Windsor Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, Windsor. He was born September 21, 1938, in Salt Lake City, Utah, the son of Thayne L. Barnson and Lorraine (Bost) Barnson. On November 10, 1984, in Hacinda Heights, California, he married Cheryl Ann Dombrow, who survives of the home. Larry was an accomplished and award winning trainer of Running Quarter Horses, in California and New Mexico, for many years before his retirement. He also served his country as a member of the United States Air Force. Larry was active in the Windsor community serving as a board member of the Windsor 4-County Fire District and helped organize Windsor’s annual Septemberfest celebration. Larry was also a member of the Carriage & Driving Society of Greater Kansas City, and a former member of WACO in Windsor. In addition to his wife, he is survived by 4 sisters, Patricia McKenna, Santaquin, Utah; Linda Harris, Bend, Oregon; Susan Baum, Lindon, Utah; Annette Partridge, West Point, Utah and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a son, Jeffrey Barnson; a brother, Roger Danroosendaal. Graveside services will be Saturday February 14, at the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor, Mo.

BARNTHOUSE, Edwin R. Jr.
b: Dec 30 1916
d: Jan 30 2005, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
bur:
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Mount Moriah & Freeman Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Feb 1 2005 - Edwin R. Barnthouse Jr., 88, Kansas City and Lake Lotawana, died January 30, 2005, at Baptist Lutheran Medical Center. The son of Edwin R. Barnthouse Sr. and Laura (Franz) Barnthouse, he grew up in Jefferson City and attended Catholic Schools there. He retired from the United States Army Corps of Engineers where he was Chief Attorney and advisor for land requisition in the Kansas City district. He had his own real estate company. He graduated from UMKC Law School with a Juris Doctorate degree and was a member and a Justice of his Law Fraternity, Phi Alpha Delta, and a member of the Missouri Bar. He also was a veteran of World War II and a pilot in the Army Air Corps Cadets. He married Beulah (Vivion) Barnthouse in 1939. They were married for 65 years. He is survived by his wife Beulah Barnthouse of Kansas City and Clinton; his two sons, Edwin R. Barnthouse II and his wife Letha Barnthouse of Lakeland and Stephen Earl Barnthouse of Kansas City; one brother, William Barnthouse and his wife June Barnthouse, Jefferson City and four grandchildren, David Barnthouse and his wife Tina, Lake Lotawana; Russell W. Barnthouse and his wife Jodi, Lake St. Louis, Karla Barnthouse, Columbia, and Whitney Barnthouse of Lee's Summit, and one great-grandchild, Katie LeAnn Barnthouse of Lake St. Louis. Funeral services will be held at Mt. Moriah and Freeman Funeral Home at 10507 Holmes Road, Kansas City, Thursday, February 3. Interment will be in the Calhoun Cemetery.

BARNUM, Alfred Leroy
b: n/a
d: Oct 13 1998, Broadstairs, England

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Alfred Leroy Barnum died Tuesday, October 13, in Broadstairs, England. Services were in England. He is survived by his wife Vera of the home; a son John and a daughter Sharon, all of England; two sisters, Jaunita Berger and Doris (Mrs. Chester Redford), both of Clinton; two brothers, Carl of Rockville and Orval of Lexington; several nieces, nephews and friends.

BARNUM, Carl W.
b: Apr 4 1925, Chanute, Neosho Co, KS
d: Feb 14 2003, Rockville, Bates Co, MO
bur: Rockville Cemetery, Rockville, Bates Co, MO
arr:
Sheldon-Goodrich Funeral Home
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Feb 21 2003 - Carl W. Barnum died at 5 p.m. on February 14, 2003 at his home in Rockville. He was 77 years old. Mr. Barnum was born in Chanute, Kansas on April 4, 1925, to Omar T. & Vera Newton Barnum and was the fifth of seven children. He was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers. He is survived by two sisters and one brother, Juanita Berger and Doris Redford, both of Clinton, and brother Orval T. Barnum of Eagle Rock. Carl also leaves behind Venita Barnum of the home and two great-grandchildren, Tyler and Amber Barnum, also of the home, and daughter, Judy Riley of Rockville, and three grandchildren, Jerry, Debbie and Melissa Riley. Carl Barnum was surrounded by the love of many. His nieces and nephews are Barbara Wolf, Janet Jesley, Dennis Barnum, Paula and Roger Vannatten and their son Rogger II; along with great-nephews, Gerald, Justin and Jacob Watts of Lamar, and Stephen Moore of Indiana, Chris Moore (Air Force) stationed in Knob Noster, and Jeff Moore (Navy) stationed in Kuwait. Carl had many friends. Carl Barnum served in the United States Army during World War II and also in the Air Force during the Korean War. He was the recipient of several service medals and was a lifetime member of the Clinton VFW. He was proud to have served this great country. Funeral services were Wednesday, February 19, at the Sheldon-Goodrich Funeral Home. Burial was in the Rockville Cemetery.

BARNUM, Ed
b: Mar 17 1917
d: Feb 5 1994, Florissant, St. Louis Co, MO

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Mrs. Doris Radford and Mrs. Jaunita Berger, both of Clinton, have received word of the death of their brother, Ed Barnum of Florissant, Mo. on Saturday, Feb. 5. Three brothers also survive, Leroy of England, Carl of Rockville and Orval of Lexington. Services will be in Florissant.

BARNUM, Orval Thomas "Barney"
b: Nov 16 1927, Neodesha, Wilson Co, KS
d: Jun 26 2005, Lexington, Lafayette Co, MO
bur:
Vansant Road Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jun 28 2005 - Orval Thomas Barnum, known to most as Barney, was born November 16, 1927, in Neodesha, Kansas, and died Sunday, June 26, 2005, at his home in Lexington. He was the son of Omar and Vera Newton Barnum. His family moved to St. Clair County in 1930. He grew up in the Osceola and Clinton areas. He served in the United States Army for six years. He later moved to Kansas City where he worked at the Old American Roofing Company. He had seven children with his first wife. Later, he married Norma Wilson, who also had seven children. Preceding him in death were his parents; one son; four brothers; two half-sisters; one grandchild and three great-grandchildren. He is survived by his 13 children, Dennis Barnum, Rockville, Sharon Ray, Eagle Rock, Barbara Wolf, Lamar, Janet Leslie, Raytown, Judy Riley, Carthage, and Cynthia Barnum, Springfield, Connie Jennings, Brenda Tripp, both of Lexington, Judy Kraft, Richmond, Mike Register, Carol Knight, Vickie Wilson and Jimmy Register, all of Lexington; 34 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Juanita Berger and Doris Redford and husband Chester, all of Clinton, and a host of nieces and nephews. Graveside services will be held Wednesday, June 29, at Clinton Memory Gardens Cemetery.

BARNUM, Vickie L. SWORD
b: Jul 22 1952, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
d: May 13 2000, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Fields Creek Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Consalus Funeral Homes

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jun 2 2000 - Vickie L. Barnum was born July 22, 1952, in Kansas City, daughter of Vern E. and Wanda Jean Bybee Sword. She died at her home in Clinton, Saturday, May 13, 2000. She married Charles Barnum in 1981 at Kansas City. She lived in the Independence area most of her life, spending the last six years in Clinton. She was a member of the Pentecostal Church of god, a song leader for St. John's Hospital for Special Ministry and she read at the Whitney Library for the Blind in Springfield and the Women's Quarterly for the Lutheran Church. She loved her pit bull terriers. Survivors, including her husband, are her mother, Wanda Woodson and husband, Wilbur, Independence; two brothers, Roger Sword and wife, Pam, Oak Grove, and Wib Woodson and wife, Tammy, Round Lake, Illinois; one niece, Abby Woodson, Round Lake, Illinois; one nephew, Brian Sword, Oak Grove; along with several half-brothers and sisters. Funeral services were held May 17 at the Pentecostal Church of God. Burial was in Fields Creek Cemetery.

BARR, Bernice Barks Dr.
b: Jan 4 1857, Benton Co, MO
d: Oct 31 1921, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery BA-BO, Clinton, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Dr. B. B. Barr was fatally injured at 4 p.m. Monday on the north side of the square and died the same evening at 6:40. He had dressed a lady's hand and had been to the drug store and was coming toward the sidewalk, but was looking back toward his car and did not see an approaching automobile, which W. P. Grasher of Hartwell was running, accompanied by his wife and her parents, Charles Armstrong and wife of Garden City. He was running slowly and did not see Dr. Barr in time but stopped the car almost instantly, but an account of the rain the pavement was slick and it skidded, knocking Dr. Barr down, the front wheel passing over him. He was taken at once into the Belton & Armstrong drug store, and the doctors summoned. He was then taken to his home and all the doctors in Clinton, a trained nurse and loving hands tried to keep him with us. Everything known to science and skill was tried. He apparently did not regain consciousness, but when his wife continued to call him he pressed her hand and seemed to know her. On this good wife and beloved companion and his children his death falls hardest, for there was never a better husband and father than he. Mrs. Barr had not been feeling well, so he had stopped by home before going back to his office and his last words were that he was going to hurry through so he could come back and be with her, as she was feeling gloomy and depressed. The loss is to the whole town. There was not a dry eye in Clinton Monday night when his death was learned. Just after the accident the whole square became suddenly sad. Altho they did not then know how serious the injuries were, yet all knew their best earthly friend was injured and in trouble. He, the man who never spared himself when others needed him, riding day or night to help make a sick and suffering patient a little easier and well. As he lay there in those last hours suffering from a severe concussion of the brain and internal injuries as his chest was crushed in, it seemed we were so helpless and we could do nothing for one who had eased the pain for so many of us and given his time, his skill and himself unstintingly to suffering humanity. We could but pray, and that prayer could be but one, for we knew he was going. That prayer was to send the Comforter to those nearest his heart in his home. The Death Angel came quickly and took him Home. Altho we needed him, we know he was ready to go. His life was as clean and as pure as a child's. He used neither tobacco or liquor of any sort. He was clean and good in mind and body, giving care as quickly to the poorest as to the richest. He was a Presbyterian in belief and an elder in that church, having been a member of that church since a child, coming from parents and grandparents of Presbyterian stock. He was at his place in church when possible, but following the leading of the Great Physician when sick and suffering humanity needed him he was there. We have seen him make his last calls at night when he was so weary he could scarcely walk, but going to see that all was well before he tried to sleep. His life was one of real ministry. No tribute can be too great. Dr. Barr was born in Benton county, Mo., January 4, 1857, and had he lived two months longer would have been 65 years old. He was a son of Mr. and Mrs. William T. Barr, natives of Tennessee. His parents moved to Henry county a little later, establishing a home near Montrose, where they resided until 1861, when his parents returned to Tennessee. His father served in the Confederate army and fearing for his family and wanting to be near their people was the reason for their return to Tennessee. Dr. Barr was the third son in a family of six children. He attended school in Gallatin, Tenn., and having determined upon the practice of medicine as a life work, attended the College of Physicians and Surgeons at Baltimore, then graduated from the Bellvue Medical College in New York, March 1880, and had since taken post graduate work a number of times, while throughout his professional career he had remained a close student of the science of medicine. Following his graduation in 1880 he commenced practicing medicine at Shawnee Mound in 1880, where he remained five years. He then went to Montrose, where he practiced eight years, coming to Clinton from there. He was a member of the Henry County Medical Association, the State Medical Association and the American Medical Association, and through the meetings of these organizations kept in touch with the trend of modern scientific thought in the field of medical and surgical practice. September 15, 1881, he married Miss Maggie Squires. Four children were given to this union as follows: Mrs. Harold Pierce, Paragould, Ark.; Major Robert W. Barr, Independence, Mo.; Herbert Barr, Kansas City. Herbert had a twin brother who died when he was a baby. Major Barr graduated from West Point Military Academy in 1910 and remained in the regular army several years, resigning to make Clinton his home, but at the beginning of the World War he reenlisted and was rapidly promoted to the rank of Major. However, he took dangerously ill while in camp and would no doubt have died had his father not been with him, nursing and ministering to every want, day and night, for weeks. It was a happy day when Robert, even tho so frail, was again able to come back to his home city, all Clinton rejoiced. Dr. Barr not only stood high in his profession but took time for community welfare. He served the county as coroner for three terms; and had been alderman of his ward and had been the recorder of vital Statistics for a number of years. Besides his wife and children he leaves one brother R. W. Barr, Gallatin, Tenn.; and three sisters, Mesdames Mollie Whiteside, T. Ruthland and Bettie Peyton, Gallatin, Tenn. He also leaves three grandchildren, the idols of his heart. His children, his brother and Mrs. Barr's sister, Mrs. A. L. Churchill and husband of Vinita, Okla., all came for the funeral. The funeral services were conducted at his late home on South 2nd street, Thursday, Nov. 3, after which his body was laid in Englewood.

BARR, Effie Louise FIELDS
b: Jul 12 1914, Brownington, Henry Co, MO
d: Jan 23 1979, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery BA-BO, Clinton, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Vansant-Mills Funeral Home

Clinton MO - Mrs. Louise Effie Barr, 64, Clinton, Mo., formerly of Kansas City, died Tuesday at a hospital in Clinton. She was born in Brownington, Mo., and had lived here about 40 years before returning to Henry County 15 years ago. She had been an inspector at the Army Ordnance Distribution Center, St. Louis. Mrs. Barr was a Catholic. She leaves a son Larry A. Barr, and a daughter Mrs. Barbara Lane, both of Independence; two brothers, David C. Fields, Kansas City, and Edgar Fields, Mexico Beach, Florida; a sister, Mrs. Alice Stackhouse, Deepwater, Mo.; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Services will be Saturday at the Vansant-Mills Chapel, Clinton with burial in Englewood Cemetery.

BARR, Louis J.
b: Sep 12 1907
d: Dec 7 1997, Appleton City, St. Clair Co, MO
bur: Kidds Chapel Cemetery, Chalk Level Twp, St. Clair Co, MO
arr:
Sheldon-Goodrich Funeral Home
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Louis J. Barr, 90, Osceola, died Sunday, December 7, 1997, at Appleton City Manor. Mr. Barr was an Army veteran of World War II and a retired rural mail carrier. He is survived by nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be Wednesday, December 10, at the Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel in Osceola. Burial will be in the Kidd's Chapel Cemetery near Lowry City.

BARRETT, Ellen
b: abt 1823, County Cork, Ireland
d: Jan 13 1892, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery BA-BO, Clinton, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Eye, Jan 1892 - Died Wednesday evening, in this city, Mrs. Joseph Barrett, with a complication of diseases. A kind-hearted woman. Funeral at the Catholic church by father Linder and remains buried in the Catholic cemetery.

BARRETT, Sharon SMITH
b: abt 1937, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
d: Apr 13 1992, Kansas City, Wyandotte Co, KS
bur:
Englewood Cemetery BA-BO, Clinton, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Sharon Smith Barrett, 55, Overland Park, Ks., died Monday, April 13, 1992 in the St. Joseph Care Center, Kansas City, Ks. Services will be Friday at the First Presbyterian Church of Clinton; burial in Englewood Cemetery. Mrs. Barrett was born in Kansas City and lived in Clinton before returning to this area in 1962. She was a substitute English teacher for the Shawnee Mission School District for six years and earlier taught in Centralia, Mo. She was a member of the Village Presbyterian Church. She was a daughter of the late Dr. James O. and Martha Smith of Clinton. Survivors include her husband Roger Barrett of the home; two sons, Wayde G. Heigel, Overland Park, and James O. Heigel, Shawnee; a daughter, Christina Bailey, Evergreen Co., and three grandchildren.

BARROW, Beulah Fern DALTON
b: Mar 22 1913, Benton Co, MO
d: Apr 10 1975, Calhoun, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Hadley Funeral Home

Calhoun, Henry Co, MO - Beulah Fern Barrow, 62, died at 10:10 p.m. Thursday at her home here. She was born March 22, 1913, in Benton County near Edwards, daughter of the late William Francis and Mary Bell Dalton. On April 27, 1935 she was married to Ireby Lee Barrow in Calhoun, and he survives of the home. They spent all of their married life here. She was a member of the Baptist Church here. Other survivors include one son,Gerald Barrow, a brother Lewis W. Dalton, and a grandson, all of Calhoun. Funeral services will be Sunday at the church. Burial will be in the Calhoun Cemetery.

BARROW, Ireby L. "Rip"
b: Apr 14 1909, Dresden, Pettis Co, MO
d: Nov 23 1996, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - I. L. (Rip) Barrow, 87, Calhoun, died Saturday morning, November 23, 1996, at the Clinton Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Clinton. He was born April 14, 1909, in Dresden, Mo., the son of Ireby Decalvus Barrow and Anna May (Bentley) Barrow. On April 27, 1935, in Calhoun, he married Beulah Fern Dalton who preceded him in death on April 10, 1975. Mr. Barrow was a custodian for the Calhoun High School for more than 40 years, retiring in 1973. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Calhoun, the Calhoun Fire Department, the Masonic Lodge #552 of Calhoun and the IOOF Calhoun Lodge. He is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Gerald and Frances Barrow, Calhoun; a grandson and his wife, Terry and Mary Barrow, Clinton; one brother, Robert Barrow of Albuquerque, N.M.; a sister, Lora Standifer of Lexington, Kentucky; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by one sister and three brothers. Funeral services will be Tuesday, November 26, at the First Baptist Church, Calhoun. Burial will be in the Calhoun Cemetery.

BARROW, John D.
b: Apr 4 1842, near Campbell Hill, Jackson Co, IL
d: Feb 10 1917, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Calhoun Clairion, Calhoun MO, Feb 1917 - Death has again entered our midst and claimed as its victim John D. Barrow. While his death had been expected for days, yet when it came it came as a shock to all. John D. Barrow was born near Campbell Hill, Jackson Co., IL, Apr 4th 1842. He was married to Martha E. Stone Nov 7, 1861.  To this union was born 13 children, 5 dying in infancy. One, James S. Barrow, died December 7, 1916, at the age of 50. Deceased moved from Illinois to Benton co., Mo. in 1882, where he lived until 1896 when he came to Henry county, moving January 1, 1903 to Calhoun, where he died Saturday February 10, 1917.  Thus ended a long and useful life. Funeral services were held at the Baptist Church, Sunday afternoon in the presence of a host of sorrowing friends, and his body was laid to rest in the Calhoun Cemetery. The deceased was loyal to his country, having served in the Union Army in Company C., 18th Infantry Illinois Volunteers. He made a profession of religion February 12, 1871 and united with the Harmony Baptist church of Calhoun, Mo. where, he was a consistent member at the time of his death. His age was 74 years, 10 months and 6 day. He leaves to mourn his loss a wife, two daughters and five sons, and many relatives and friends. Mr. Barrow was a good man; this is evidenced by the fact that he had no enemies. One, who knew him well said to me, "he lived so that he had no enemies". He was a good father, as one of his children said of him, 'he was like a mother," thus, being in the truest sense a parent. He loved his children and his wife with a true love. During his illness he would say repeatedly to his children, "I love you". He filled a place in the lives of his children which will always be vacant. He was a faithful neighbor. He loved peace; his motto was, "Take, rather than be in trouble," He loved his Lord, he was ever true to him. He said to his son, Frank, a little while before he died, "The lord will never forsake us.

BARROW, Martha Ellen STONE
b: Sep 2 1846, near Campbell Hill, Jackson Co, IL
d: Oct 18 1933, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Martha Ellen Barrow, daughter of John J. and Mary Jane Stone, was born near Campbell Hill, Jackson Co., IL., Sep 2, 1846. On Wed morning, Oct 18, 1933, at 5 o'clock, she, after a lingering illness of eight weeks, peacefully made the transition from earth to the beautiful home prepared for her by him who said, "I go to prepare a place for you, And if I go and prepare a place for you, I come again, and will receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also, at the age of 87 years, 1 month and 16 days. On Nov. 7, 1861, at Campbell, ILL., she was united in marriage to John D. Barrow. To this union 13 children were born, five of whom died in infancy. Two daughter and six sons lived to maturity. Her husband and three sons, James, Herman and Dee, preceded her out into eternity within the past 17 years. In 1882, she with her husband and family, moved to MO., locating in Benton Co., six miles southeast of Windsor, near what is now known as Brandon, where she lived until 1896, when they moved to a farm four miles east of Calhoun. On Jan 1, 1903, they moved to Calhoun where she lived until the time of her death. When she was 24 years of age she accepted Christ as her person Saviour and united with a Baptist church in her native state of Ill. When she came to MO., she and her husband united with the Harmony Baptist church in Benton Co., Some years later, when the family moved to Calhoun she transferred her membership to the First Baptist church of that place. To, her, the religion of Jesus Christ was real and vital. She loved her Savior and His church, and the congregation to which she belonged. She was not satisfied with just being a Christian herself; she wanted her children and loved ones and friends to know the blessed Savior. Many were the prayers that went to the throne of grace in behalf of her loved ones. After the Spanish-American War, when her soldier boy, Frank, was near death she communicated with President McKinley, concerning the son's discharge, and the President, as Commander-in chief of the Army, granter her request and ordered the discharge. After sending this message to the President, she, from her secret chamber, talked to the great ruler of the universe. She knew and loved the Bible, and in her last illness quoted from its sacred pages. She was a faithful wife, a loving mother and a kind neighbor. About a year ago her son, Rev. Frank Barrow, and his wife moved in with his mother to be with her in her declining day Truly, they were a benediction to her in her last months. She leaves to morn her departure, two daughters, Mrs. T. J. Anderson, Green Ridge, and Mrs. J. W. Greeson of Calhoun; three sons, Clarence A. Barrow and Rev. Frank C. Barrow, both of Calhoun, and Rev. P.S. Barrow of Horton, Kansas. 26 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren and many other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held at the Calhoun Baptist Church. Interment was made in the Calhoun Cemetery.

BARROW, Mrs. N. W.
b: n/a
d: Sep 17 1893

Clinton MO, Sep 23 1893 - Died in Deepwater, Sunday, September 17th, Mrs. N. W. Barrow, with typhoid fever. She was a consistent member of the Baptist church, and leaves a husband and two children.

BARROW, Nola
b: Feb 9 1898, Sedalia, Pettis Co, MO
d: Feb 25 1995, Sedalia, Pettis Co, MO
bur: Green Ridge Cemetery, Green Ridge, Pettis Co, MO

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Nola Barrow, 97, Green Ridge, died Saturday, February 25, 1995, at Bothwell Regional Health Center in Sedalia. She was born February 8, 1898, in Sedalia, the daughter of Noel Barrow and Ruth Poindexter Barrow. She worked in the cafeteria at Missouri Valley College in Marshall for 18 years before her retirement. She was a member of the Green Ridge Presbyterian Church and the former Green Ridge Rebekah Lodge. Survivors include two nieces, Arvella Elliott, Sedalia, and Lorraine Thompson, Bedford, Texas; two great-great-nephews and one great-great-niece. Funeral services will be Tuesday, February 28, at the Green Ridge Presbyterian Church. Burial will be in the Green Ridge Cemetery.

BARROWS, Benjamin G.
b: Jul 17 1915, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
d: Jan 1 2007, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery BA-BO, Clinton, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Vansant-Mills Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 26 2007 - Ben G. Barrows died Monday, January 1, 2007, at his home in Clinton at the age of 91 years. Ben was born July 17, 1915, in Clinton, to Charles William and Martha Lula (Griffin) Barrows, the fourth of six sons. He was married to Laura Mae Dalton July 27.1935, who preceded him in death November 21, 2006. They resided and raised their family of seven children in Kansas City. Ben worked for over 45 years as an electrician. In 1972 when Ben retired from General Motors, they moved to their 20-acre farm near Leesville. After the passing of their daughter. they dedicated the front half of the farm as Vanita Kay Memorial Park and held all-night gospel sings around the 4th of July holiday for many years to come in memory of Vanita In 1986 Ben and Laura Mae moved to the current residence at the east edge of Clinton. Ben was a member of the Clinton Senior Center Building Committee and was very active in the building of the current senior center in Clinton, where he put in many hours of volunteer labor. He was also a member of the Clinton Church of the Nazarene. Ben completed the 10th grade in Clinton Schools, but his vast wealth of knowledge far exceeded his formal education. One of his first jobs as a teenager was mowing yards in Clinton. He told of one yard in particular that had grown so tall he had to cut it with a scythe. It took him all day and he was to be paid 25 cents, but instead he got a haircut, because the man was a barber and could not afford to pay Ben the 25 cents. His next job was for MK&T Railroad loading cargo. baggage, mail pouches, etc. One paycheck was to go for new shoes. but instead he took all his friends to the carnival and bought them tickets to ride the ferris wheel, then snuck away because he didn't have enough to purchase a ticket for himself. Another job was with the Connor Chicken House & Processing Place, which made egg cases. One of his first "inventions" was a "form" to speed up the process of making the egg cases, but when they began to stockpile, they cut his pay from three cents per case to two cents per case and soon he had worked himself right out of a job. because he'd made more egg cases than they could use. when first married, Ben was working at a dairy delivering milk and had to walk three miles to work every day--seven days a week. Their rent was $4 per week. In 1942, Ben began his job in Kansas City with General Motors and North Star Aviation. Ben received many awards and gifts for his suggestions and inventions to improve the process of building cars while working for GM. Their first house in K.C. cost $1,250 and this is where they lived and were raising their family, when Ben first gave his heart to the Lord. The whole family then attended church together at the Pilgrim Holiness Church. In 1953, when times were better. Ben purchased a one-acre lot in Parkville and built a new house for his family. They continued to drive the 20 miles to church several times a week thus continuing the wonderful Christian heritage Ben and Laura Mae faithfully provided for their family of seven children. They showed love and support in many ways, such as coming at a moment's notice if there was any kind of need; for the birth of children. accidents, surgeries. etc. Ben learned some electrical wiring from an older brother, but he was basically self-taught. Ben's family and many friends have benefited greatly from his lifelong occupation of electrical wiring by his installing garage door openers, wiring a milk barn, wiring a cabin for a relative, wiring churches and putting in air conditioners, many times at his own expense. One of his big electrical jobs here in Clinton was wiring the Alva Allen Chevrolet building (now Alva Allen Industries) when it was being built. Ben loved to care for his lawn and enjoyed mowing his extra lot, and yes, even mowing around and helping weed all Mom's plants and flowers. Fairly recently Larry was concerned when he saw his dad out mowing with a push mower and asked him why at 90 years of age. he was using a push mower instead of his riding mower and Dad's reply was "Because I CAN". Ben also enjoyed filling his bird feeder arid watching the birds from his front window. Ben's family and friends have truly been blessed by his life of loving, sharing and giving to anyone with a need. Ben is survived by four sons, Don and wife, Wynona, Brooksville, Florida: Bob and wife, Verona, Tulsa, Oklahoma, Bill and wife, Lynn, Bartlesville, Oklahoma, Larry and wife, Janice, Clinton; two daughters, Judy Matthews and husband, Wayne, Tulsa, Oklahoma, Leta Mowen and husband, Rick, Shawnee, Kansas; son-in-law, Stephen Colaw and wife, Joyce, Bartlesville, Oklahoma; sisters-in-law, Dorothy Barrows of Arizona and Myrtle Barrows of Tennessee. He is also survived by 16 grandchildren, Kevin Barrows, Kim Happs and husband, Tim, Peculiar, Ramona Koljack and husband, Mike, Jon Barrows and wife, Andrea, Tulsa, Oklahoma, Dwight Barrows and wife, Krista, Alabama, Terry Barrows and wife, Angel, Dorinda Scarbrough and husband, Mike, Bartlesville, Oklahoma, Rob Barrows and wife, Terri, Robin Garrett and husband, Carl, Olathe, Kansas, LaNita Underwood and husband, Mike, Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, David Matthews and wife, Kat, Fort Collins, Colorado, Shawna Garber and husband, Kevin, Baldwin City, Kansas, Mark Gafford and wife, Daphne. Shawnee, Kansas, Julie Tate, Brent Colaw and wife, Becky, Bartlesville, Oklahoma, Patrick Colaw and wife, Kylee. Honolulu, Hawaii; 45 great-grandchildren, as well as many nieces and nephews and friends. Besides his wife, Ben was preceded in death by his parents; one daughter, Vanita Kay Colaw; five brothers, Arden Barrows, Herb Barrows, Merle Barrows, Raymond Barrows and Wayne Barrows. Funeral services were held Thursday, January 4. at Vansant-Mills Chapel, with burial at Englewood Cemetery.

BARROWS, Donald Eugene
b: abt 1936, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
d: Nov 18 2007, Brooksville, FL
bur: Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL
arr:
Merritt Funeral Home
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Nov 27 2007 - Donald Eugene Barrows, 71, of Brooksville, Florida, died Sun., Nov. 18, 2007 at Brooksville Regional Hospital. Born in Clinton, MO he moved to the area 6 years ago from Kansas City, MO. He was a machine operator for Sunshine-Keebler Bakery, US Army Veteran, assistant chaplain at Brooksville Regional Hospital and member of Brooksville Wesleyan Church. Survived by his wife: Wynona; son: Kevin Barrows of Vancouver, WA; daughter: Kimberly Happs of Kansas City, MO; 3 brothers: Robert Barrows of Tulsa, OK, William Barrows of Bartlesville, OK, and Larry Barrows of Clinton, MO; 2 sisters: Judy Matthews of Tulsa, OK and Leta Mowin of Shawnee, KS; and 6 grandchildren.

BARROWS, Georgia F. CALLISON
b: Oct 8 1918, Windsor, Henry Co, MO
d: Dec 20 1993, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur: Appleton City Cemetery, Appleton City, St. Clair Co, MO
arr:
Hill & Son Funeral Home
(SEE Raymond E. Barrows)

BARROWS, Herbert Franklin
b: Feb 9 1920, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
d: Jan 1 2005, Youngtown, AZ
bur: Sunland Memorial Park Cemetery, Sun City, AZ

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 5 2005 - Herbert Franklin Barrows, 84, died Saturday, January 1, 2005, at Baptist Village in Youngtown, Arizona. He was born in Clinton February 9, 1920, to Charley Williams and Martha Lula (Griffin) Barrows. He graduated from Clinton High School in 1938. He married Dorothy Loafman of Clinton May 25, 1940, in Windsor. She survives and lives at Baptist Village in Youngtown. He served in the United States Navy for 20 years, then taught Navy ROTC for 16 years in Texas and Overland Park, Kansas. Other survivors include their four children, Sandy Shuler of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, Sue Flakes of Huntington Beach, California, Cheryl Adams of Hurricane, West Virginia, Barry Barrows of Louisville, Colorado, along with their spouses, nine grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren; also a brother Ben Barrows of Clinton. There will be graveside services and burial Friday, January 7, at Sunland Memorial Park, Garden of Valor in Sun City, Arizona. A memorial service will be held Saturday, January 8, at Grand Community Baptist Church in Surprise, Arizona.

BARROWS, Laura Mae DALTON
b: Jan 17 1918, Lewis Station, Henry Co, MO
d: Nov 21 2006, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery BA-BO, Clinton, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Vansant-Mills Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Dec 15 2006 - Laura Mae Barrows, 88, died Tuesday, November 21, 2006, at her home in Clinton. Funeral services were Saturday, November 25, at the Vansant-Mills Funeral Home, with burial in Englewood Cemetery. Laura Mae was born January 17, 1918, at Lewis Station, to William Lee and Bertha Sell Dalton, the fifth of 10 children. She was married to Benjamin Barrows July 27, 1935. They resided and raised their family of seven children in Kansas City. In 1972 when Ben retired from General Motors, they moved to their 20-acre farm near Leesville. After the passing of their daughter, they dedicated the front half of the farm as Vanita Kay Memorial Park and held all-night gospel sings around the 4th of July holiday for many years to come in memory of Vanita. It was a special time when all the family got together and the grandchildren especially have fond memories of bonding as cousins during those years. In 1986, Ben and Laura moved to their current residence at the east edge of Clinton. Laura Mae's formal education was at East School, but her wealth of knowledge went far beyond her eighth grade education. During her 88 years, Laura Mae had touched many lives with her vibrant testimony about the love of Jesus, her encouraging words, her smiles and her hugs. In her journal we found written that she first gave her life to Jesus at the age of 12 and she had written, "At 88 years of age, I just want to live as Jesus wants me to live so that others will see Jesus in me." Some of the many ways she let her light shine were through teaching Sunday School, Bible study groups, garden clubs, Extension clubs, volunteering many hours at the Clinton Senior Center and at nursing homes. She was a member of the traveling "Kitchen band" at the senior center for several years. Laura Mae joined the Golden Valley Hospital Auxiliary in 1986 and her last award in April 2006 was for 5,200 hours. Some of her hobbies were sewing, quilting, china painting, ceramics and of course, gardening. She loved her flowers and actually enjoyed pulling weeds. Again from her journal, "While I am quilting I do more thinking and praying for others and while I am pulling weeds from the flower garden, I think, get the roots or weeds out as they are like sin. It is a small weed or sin and if let go it grows big. I try to keep the weeds out and also all sin from my life." Laura Mae is survived by four sons, Don and wife Wynona, Brooksville, Florida, Bob and wife Verona, Tulsa, Oklahoma, Bill and wife Lynn, Bartlesville, Oklahoma, Larry and wife Janice, Clinton; two daughters, Judy Matthews and husband Wayne, Tulsa, Oklahoma, Leta Mowen and husband Rick, Shawnee, Kansas; son-in-law Stephen Colaw and wife Joyce, Bartlesville, Oklahoma; three sisters, Doris Evans and husband Roy, Pauline Wood, Margie Sheek and husband Shorty; sister-in-law Jewel Dalton, all of Clinton; 16 grandchildren and 39 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; one daughter Vanita Kay Colaw; one sister Geraldine Witherspoon and five brothers, Emmett Dalton, Carl Dalton, Bill Dalton, Gene Dalton and Leroy Dalton.

BARROWS, Mary A.
b: Nov 5 1922, Kansas City, Wyandotte Co, KS
d: Oct 7 1997, Shawnee Mission, Johnson Co, KS
bur: Cremation
arr:
D.W. Newcomer's Sons Funeral Homes
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Mary A. Barrows, 74, Overland Park, Kansas, died Tuesday, October 7, 1997, at Shawnee Mission Medical Center. Funeral services will be Thursday, October 9, at Newcomer's Overland Park Chapel. Cremation. She was born November 5, 1922, in Kansas City, Kansas. She retired after 20 years of service as senior inspector for King Radio, now known as Allied Signal. She was a member of the Cherokee Nation and the Thompson Tribe. She was active with the Overland Park Volunteer Fire Department and various other volunteer services. She was preceded in death by her husband Clarence "Blackie" Barrows in 1980. Survivors include one daughter and her husband, Julie and Gary O'Bannon of Centerville, Ks.; four grandchildren, Richard Atchison of Tightwad, Kathryn and her husband Bruce Loyd also of Tightwad, Raymond Anderson of the home and Kevin and his wife Tammy Anderson of Parker, Ks.; 10 great-grandchildren.

BARROWS, Raymond E.
b: Nov 21 1917, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
d: Dec 22 1993, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
bur: Appleton City Cemetery, Appleton City, St. Clair Co, MO
arr:
Hill & Son Funeral Home
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Raymond E. Barrows, the son of Charley Williams and Martha Lulu (Griffin) Barrows was born on November 21, 1917 in Clinton. He departed this life at St. Luke's Hospital in Kansas City on December 22, 1993 at the age of 76. Georgia F. Barrows, the daughter of Sterling Price and Diamond R. (Hudson) Callison was born in Windsor on October 8, 1918 and departed this life at her home on December 20, 1993 at the age of 75. Raymond spent his childhood in the Clinton area and then served his country in Europe in the Army during World War II. After the war he returned to Clinton where he worked for Alva Allen Chevrolet agency. In 1934 he moved to Appleton City where he joined in an automobile dealership with Arthur Irvin and Reid Wells. He continued in this business until he retired from Barrows Chevrolet in 1978. Raymond was very active in the community serving on the city council, was past mayor of Appleton City and past president of the Appleton City Optimist Club. Raymond was a member of the Trinity United Methodist church of Appleton City, VFW Post 8820 of Montrose, the American Legion, Masonic Lodge 412 AF & AM of Appleton City and the Shriner's in Kansas City. Georgia spent her childhood in the Windsor area, moving to Clinton as a teenager. She later moved to California where she worked for Douglas Aircraft during World War II, after which she returned to Clinton. She was a very active person who belonged to the Order of the Eastern Star 157, Olive Branch Chapter, Trinity United Methodist Church, Campfire Girls, 4-H and enjoyed crafts. Raymond and Georgia were united in marriage on December 7, 1943 and celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary this year. Raymond and Georgia shared in many activities together throughout their lives. They were both politically active, serving as the Missouri Republican Party Committee, they were the first people to serve as Father and Mother Advisor of the Rainbow Girls. They both enjoyed traveling and being members of the Airstream Club in their later years, and they both shared their love and enjoyment of their grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Raymond and Georgia are survived by one daughter, Virginia and her husband Leslie Thomas of Appleton City; two grandsons, Scott Thomas and his wife Renee of Harrisonville, and Brian Thomas of Appleton City; three great-grandchildren, Kristin, Jerret and Kyron Thomas. Raymond is also survived by two brothers, Ben Barrows of Clinton and Herb Barrows of Sun City, Arizona. Raymond and Georgia were both preceded in death by their parents and a granddaughter, Susan Denise Thomas. Georgia was also preceded in death by two brothers, Richard P. and Maurice Caniacin. Raymond and Georgia were both very active and community minded people who will be sadly missed by their family and friends. Funeral services were at Trinity United Methodist Church, Appleton City, Sunday, December 26, 1993 with burial in Appleton City Cemetery. Hill & Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

BARRY, Bonnie TINSLEY
b: Mar 3 1912, Moran, Allen Co, KS
d: Feb 15 1998, Butler, Bates Co, MO
bur:
Montrose Cemetery, Montrose, Deepwater Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Bonnie Barry, 85, Butler, died Sunday, February 15, 1998, at Willow Lane Nursing Center in Butler. Funeral services were held February 18 at the Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel, Butler. Burial was in Montrose Cemetery. Mrs. Barry was born March 3, 1912, to William Hagen and Fannie Payne Tinsley in Moran, Kansas. She was united in marriage to Earl Barry on February 3, 1929. Earl died July 7, 1990. They had been married 61 years. Bonnie and Earl lived many of their years together in the Rosedale area of Kansas City, Kansas, where Earl worked for the Santa Fe Railroad. They moved to Montrose in March of 1977 where they resided until moving to Butler in August 1988. She worked outside the home a few of her younger years, but mostly she was a housewife and mother. She leaves one son, Donald Lester Barry and wife Carolyn, Montrose; one daughter Patsie Ruth Herberger and husband Billy W., Tucson, Arizona; one brother Merle Tinsley and wife Opal, Kansas City, Kansas; two sisters, Paulette Paul, Olathe, Kansas and Hallie McDaniel, Lebo, Kansas; two grandchildren, Cheryl O'Farrel, Montrose, and Greg Barry, Kansas City; five great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild and a number of other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, three half-sisters and one half-brother.

BARRY, Martha Jane "Mart" MILLER
b: Sep 28 1918, Little Rock, AR
d: Sep 30 1994, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Montrose Cemetery, Montrose, Deepwater Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Martha Jane Barry, 76, Montrose, died September 30, 1994, at the Golden Valley Memorial Hospital in Clinton. The funeral was held October 4 at the Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel in Butler. Burial was in the Montrose Cemetery. Mrs. Barry was born September 28, 1918, to David Francis and Millie Mae Rice Miller in Little Rock, Ark. One of 12 children and nicknamed "Mart", she grew up in Kansas City, Ks., where she attended Wyandotte High School. She lived in Colorado for several years, returned to Kansas City, Ks., and then moved to Montrose in 1961 where she has lived since. Before her marriage to Donald L. Barry on January 27, 1961, she worked as a checker at Ball's Grocery in Kansas City. She belonged to the Oak Grove Farmerette Extension Club. She leaves her husband of the home; a son Gregory Barry of Memphis, Tenn.; a daughter Cheryl O'Farrell and husband Hoot of Montrose; a brother Leo Miller and wife Barbara of Warsaw; five sisters, Bess Andrews of Midland, Mich., Maxine Lee and husband John of Tonganoxie, Kansas, Pauline Southard of Independence, Eula Matern and husband Ray of Murray, Utah, and Jean Hammond and husband Bud of Peculiar; five grandchildren, Vanessa Barry, Laska Barry, Chad Longhofer, Denise Lawson and Nathan O'Farrell, and a great-granddaughter Sam Longhofer. She was preceded in death by two brothers, three sisters and a daughter-in-law.

BARTELS, Hedwig C. "Hedda" GRONER
b: Jun 12 1920, St. Elizabeth, Miller Co, MO
d: Feb 16 1993, Sedalia, Pettis Co, MO
bur:
St. Ludger Cemetery, Deepwater Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Sickman & Dunning Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Hedda C. Bartels, Montrose, daughter of Benjamin and Henrietta (Kliethermes) Groner, was born June 12, 1920, at St. Elizabeth, Mo. She departed this life on February 16, 1993, at Bothwell Regional Health Care Center in Sedalia. She moved east of Montrose at the age of five months and was a member of the Immaculate Conception Church. She was united in marriage on April 11, 1939, to Virgil Bartels, who preceded her in death March 30, 1987. To this union five children were born. She was dedicated to her family, giving unselfish love and understanding. She enjoyed and worked very hard on her and Virgil's farm/cattle operation where they taught integrity, responsibility and shared the desire for each of their children to have a college education. She enjoyed family dinners, sewing, gardening and her flowers. She had the ability to smile and make the best of the worse of times. Her wish was to be a burden to no one and that desire with her religious beliefs made her rehabilitation after her stroke a success. She was an inspiration for those who worked with her. She was a member of the St. Ludger's Catholic Church in Germantown until its closing, at which time she joined the Immaculate Conception Church in Montrose. She was past president of the Altar Society of St. Ludger's Church, American Red Cross volunteer, member of the Rockhurst College Parents Association, past Germantown 4-H Club leader, past Henry County Extension Club member. She as preceded in death by her parents, husband Virgil; one son Ronald; one sister Cecilia Ehren, and one brother Jacob. Survivors include one son Anthony Bartels and wife Beverly, Jonesboro, Arkansas; three daughters, Dr. Monica Bartels Busby and husband J. D., Overland Park, Kansas, Virgilene Cook and husband Roger of Clinton, Sandy Chappell and husband John of Sedalia; six grandchildren, Stephanie Bartels Wallace and husband Greg, of Charlottesville, Virginia, Tony Bartels and wife Martha of New Orleans, Louisiana, Troy Bartels, Jonesboro, Arkansas, Brad Cook, Ryan Cook and Heather Cook, all of Clinton; three sisters, Clara Steinhoff, Lucy Steinbach, Emma Janson and husband Gregory, all of St. Louis; 13 nieces and 15 nephews. Funeral services were held February 18, 1993, at St. Ludger's Catholic Church, Germantown. Burial was at St. Ludger's Cemetery, Germantown.

BARTELS, Leon H. "Bud"
b: Feb 7 1924, near Knob Noster, Johnson Co, MO
d: Jun 6 2003, near Green Ridge, Pettis Co, MO
bur:
Hickory Point Cemetery, Green Ridge, Pettis Co, MO
arr: Hadley Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jun 9 2003 - Leon H. "Bud" Bartels, 79, rural Green Ridge, died Friday afternoon, June 6, 2003, at his home. He was born February 7, 1924, in Johnson County, near Knob Noster, the son of Theodore Henry Bartels and Anna (Brinkhoff) Bartels. On January 27, 1947, in Warrensburg, he married Leota Fawn Brown, who survives of the home. He was a farmer and also owned and operated with his wife Bartels Cafe in Green Ridge for several years. He served in the Army during World War II and was a member of the American Veterans Post 143, Knob Noster. He was also a member of the Calvary Baptist Church, Windsor. In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Darrell Lee Bartels, Green Ridge; four daughters, Janice e. Johnson and donna M. Ragar, both of Windsor, Shirley M. Coffey and Carol A. Tylar, both of Green Ridge; seven grandchildren, Brian Johnson, Ryan Johnson, Philip Smith, Amanda McKim, Rick Tylar, Kevin Tylar and Megan Tylar; eight great-grandchildren, Caleb Johnson, Cameron Johnson, Marissa Johnson, Blake McKim, Brooke McKim, Gunner Williams, Zak Tylar and Joshua Tylar; a sister, Lorene Hartwig, Higginsville, and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by an infant brother and sister and three adult sisters, Mildred ridge, Verona Bartels and Alvera Beard. Funeral services were Monday, June 9, at Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial will be in the Hickory Point Cemetery, rural Green Ridge.

BARTELS, Ronald Virgil
b: Aug 12 1939
d: Aug 20 1991, Montrose, Henry Co, MO
bur:
St. Ludger Cemetery, Deepwater Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Sickman & Dunning Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Funeral mass for Ronald Virgil Bartels, 52, Montrose, will be held Saturday at St. Ludger's Catholic Church at Germantown. The rosary will be Friday at Sickman-Dunning Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Germantown cemetery. Mr. Bartels died Tuesday, August 20, 1991, at his home. He is survived by his mother, Mrs. Hedda Bartels, route three, Montrose; one brother, Anthony Bartels of Jonesboro, Arkansas; three sisters, Monica Bartels Busby of Overland Park, Kansas, Virgilene Cook of Clinton and Sandra Catherine Chappell of Sedalia. Mr. Bartels was a former school teacher. He was raised in the Montrose-Germantown community.

BARTER, Richard "Dick"
b: abt 1861, Indiana
d: Sep 7 1896, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery BA-BO, Clinton, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Sep 12 1896 - Dick Barter, who lives out on the Warrensburg road, discovered the trestle over the Blair Line on fire Monday morning, He hastened to give the alarm, to save the lives of those who would soon attempt to pass over on the morning passenger. Ted Smith, the night watchman, and a few others started out on engine 4 to learn the damages. Barter got on the engine with them but the track was slick and the engine could not be stopped, so it rushed onto the burning trestle and went down, Smith and Barter being caught under and died in a short time. The others jumped before the trestle was struck. Bass Calvird lives near by the scene of the wreck. He was soon on the ground and did everything within his power for the dying men. Barter never spoke, but Smith wanted to see his family and after taking a drink, shortly passed away. It was a sad scene, two men who only a few moments before were attempting to save the lives of others, now still in death, surrounded by ruins that would cost thousands of dollars.

BARTH, Elsie GAINES
b: Mar 29 1895, Montrose, Henry Co, MO
d: Sep 2 1989, Urich, Henry Co, MO
bur:
White Oak Cemetery, Walker Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Elsie Gaines Barth, 94, of Urich Mo. died September 2, 1989, at the home. She was born in Montrose, Mo. and lived in the Urich area most of her life. Mrs. Barth was a pastor for the Church of God from 1932 to 1963, most recently at the Church of God of Mayesburg, Mo., for 15 years before she retired. She was author of Memoirs of the Trials and Triumphs of My Ministry: 60 Years of Service, published in 1984. Her husband Walter Barth, died in 1969. Survivors include a son, Wilbur Barth, Urich, Mo.; two grandsons; and eight great-grandchildren. Services were held at the Ward Chapel, Urich, Mo. Burial was in White Oak Cemetery, Urich.

BARTH, Lena Magdalena GRETZINGER
b: May 6 1866, Zoar Station, OH
d: Oct 12 1927, Urich, Henry Co, MO
bur:
White Oak Cemetery, Walker Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Lena Magdalena Gretzinger Barth was born in Zoar Station, Ohio, May 6, 1866, and died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. R. L. Burry, on October 12, 1927, being 61 years, 5 months and 5 days of age. She was married to John W. Barth in March, 1892. Mr. Barth has preceded her to the Great Beyond on September 4th of this year, just five weeks and 3 days ago. To this union were born four children - Mary M. Burry, of Urich, with whom she made her home; Clarence C., living on the home place, and Edward W., of Clinton; Amelia H., preceded her September 5, 1905, at the age of 11 years. Mrs. Barth gave her life to God's cause when just a child and lived up to the teachings of her Lord. She was always ready to assist the needy and care for the sick as long as she was able. Mrs. Barth had been in poor health for over three years, being afflicted with paralysis. She was a mother to all, as well as her children, and was a real companion to her husband. She was a tireless worker, and faced the trials and storms of life with an unusual degree of courage and optimism which freely won her the love of everyone about. With a sympathetic spirit she tried to life the burdens and trouble from those who were distressed. Her character rested upon a foundation that was deeply grounded in human love. Besides her children she leaves a sister, Mrs. Bertha Switzer, of Syracuse, N.Y.; three brothers - George Gretzinger, of Urich; Jacob Gretzinger, of Bolivar, Ohio, and Edward Gretzinger, of Wehrum, Pa., to mourn her death. A large number of other relatives and friends.

BARTH, Mabel Lovenia GOODMAN
b: Oct 18 1895, Henry Co, MO
d: Feb 2 1969, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Mullin Cemetery, White Oak Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Snow Funeral Home

Urich Herald, abt Feb 2 1969 - Funeral services for Mrs. Mabel Lovenia Goodman Barth, 73, who died Sunday, Feb. 2, en route to Ellett Memorial Hospital, Appleton City, were held Tuesday, Feb. 4, at the Lucas United Methodist Church, southwest of Urich. Burial was in Mullin Cemetery, southwest of Urich. Mrs. Barth, the daughter of Benjamin and Bessie Harris Goodman, was born Oct. 18, 1895. She was married to Robert Lewis Barth on March 3, 1915, at her home. He preceded her in death on April 18, 1968. She was a member of the United Methodist Church at Lucas. She was a Sunday School teacher for more than 45 years and very active in all other church activities. She leaves to mourn her passing her aged mother, to whom she was devoted; one brother, Roy Goodman, and his wife, Anna; many other relatives and a host of friends. Her father, two brothers, Georgie and Floyd, and one sister, Myrtle, preceded her in death.

BARTH, Mable D. DUNN
b: Dec 18 1899, Henry Co, MO
d: Aug 1 1992
bur:
Urich Cemetery, Bogard Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Consalus Funeral Homes

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Mable D. Barth was born December 18, 1899, in Henry County, the daughter of James A. and Martha J. (Tarter) Dunn. She passed away August 1, 1992 at the age of 92. Mable was married to Claude Barth. She lived all of her life in this area. She was a member of the Urich Christian Church. She is survived by several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Claude. Funeral services were held Thursday, August 6, 1992 at Consalus Chapel. Burial was in Urich Cemetery.

BARTH, Ruby M. CANNON
b: Jan 12 1921, Urich, Henry Co, MO
d: Mar 13 2009, Butler, Bates Co, MO
bur:
Hickory Grove Cemetery, White Oak Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Bradley & Hadley Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 1 2009 - Ruby C. Barth, 88, Urich, died Friday, March 13, 2009, at Bates County Memorial Hospital. She was born Jan. 12, 1921, in Urich to Bishop Cannon and Ruby Stella (Ramsey) Cannon. Ruby attended Lucas and Hackler one-room country schools and graduated from Urich High School as valedictorian of her class in 1938. She received a scholarship and enrolled in college at Central Missouri State University in Warrensburg. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education in 1962 and her Master's in Science Education in 1969. She taught at American School, Highland School, Garden City Elementary, Urich Public School and Sherwood School of Creighton, where she retired after spending 30 years in the teaching profession. On June 1, 1941, Ruby was married to Wilbur G. Barth in Urich and he preceded her in death on Jan. 7, 2008. Ruby was a homemaker, a devoted wife and loving parent. She was a member of the Henry County Retired Teachers, Henry County Community Historical Society, Urich Inter-Church Council, Church of God of Urich, where she was passionate about Jesus and her faith. She served as church pianist for many years and visited assisted living homes and nursing homes in Appleton City each month to accompany a group singing for the residents during lunch. She made sure she wrote "In God We Trust," on each letter she mailed and John 3:16 on each check she wrote. Ruby is survived by a sister Avis Lee Cannon of Urich; two sons, Wilbur Wayne Barth and his wife, Joyce, DeGraff, Ohio, and Roger Ramsey Barth of Urich; six grandchildren, Galen Wayne Barth, Kevin James Barth and his wife, Nikki, and children, Brayden, Carson, and Daric of Bellefontaine, Ohio, Nathan Gaines Barth and his wife, Irene, and children, Jalen, Christopher, Madison and Sam of Lima, Ohio, Jennifer Lynn Barth of Clinton, Danielle Lorene Barth of Urich and Nicole Leigh Barth of Clinton; two adopted grandsons, Colin Thomas and Donnie Thomas and several cousins. In addition to her husband Wilbur, Ruby was preceded in death by her parents and a daughter, Shirley Sue Thomas, in 1987. Funeral services were Wednesday, March 18, at the Bradley & Hadley Funeral Home, Clinton. Burial was in White Oak Cemetery, Urich.

BARTH, Wilbur Gaines
b: Nov 26 1919, Henry Co, MO
d: Jan 7 2008, Harrisonville, Cass Co, MO
bur:
White Oak Cemetery, Walker Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Bradley & Hadley Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Feb 15 2008 - Wilbur G. Barth, 88, of Urich, Mo. died Monday, January 7, 2008, at the Cass Medical Center in Harrisonville, Mo. He was born on November 26, 1919, the only child of Walter Barth and Elsie (Gaines) Barth. He attended the one-room rural school of Lucas and the Urich High School, Henry County, Mo. He was united in marriage to Ruby Mardell Cannon on June 1, 1941 at the home of her parents in Urich and three children were born to this union: Shirley Sue, Wilbur Wayne, and Roger Ramsey. He was a farmer, did some truck hauling, and especially enjoyed using a tractor. He served as a school board member, and drove a school bus for one year. Wilbur was a member of the Church of God of Urich, where he was a longtime song leader. His mother was a pastor at the Mayesburg Church of God and his father was a great singer and song leader. Wilbur joined them at times in singing trios of church hymns. He professed his faith in Christ at an early age. He enjoyed providing rides for young people of the community to Youth For Christ rallies at Deepwater, Mo., youth conventions, and other events. He spent many hours visiting friends in nursing homes or assisted living homes, praying a prayer with a resident, and giving a word of encouragement. He and two of his granddaughters, Jennifer and Nicole, sang at several Urich Annual Reunion church nights. He was the song leader at church services and knew many of the songs without the book. If you happened to meet him as he came home on his tractor you might hear him singing and also hear the little toots of his Mahindra tractor as he left and returned. If a friend or neighbor asked a favor or was in need he was never too busy to help them. He believed in I Corinthians 2:9 "But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love Him." Other favorite scriptures include Hebrews 10:25 and Acts 20:28. One of his favorite sayings when meeting others would be, "You never know what a day will bring forth." When asked how he felt, his words in response were, "Just medium." In addition to his devoted wife, Ruby, survivors include two sons, Wilbur Wayne Barth and his wife Joyce, of DeGraff, Ohio, and Roger Ramsey Barth of Urich; six grandchildren, Galen Wayne Barth, Kevin James Barth and his wife Nikki, Nathan Gaines Barth and his wife Irene, Jennifer Lynn Barth, Danielle Lorene Barth, and Nicole Leigh Barth; two great-grandsons, Brayden James Barth and Carson Nathaniel Barth; two adopted grandsons, Colin Thomas and Donnie Thomas; and a sister-in-law, Avis Lee Cannon, Urich. He was preceded in death by his father in 1969, his mother, in 1989, and his daughter, Shirley Sue Thomas in 1987. Funeral services will be Friday, January 11, 2008, at the Bradley & Hadley Funeral Home, Clinton. Burial will be in White Oak Cemetery, Urich.

BARTH, William Eugene
b: Dec 28 1926, Piper, Henry Co, MO
d: Jan 31 1995, Raytown, Jackson Co, MO
bur: Floral Hills Cemetery, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
arr:
D.W. Newcomer's Sons Funeral Homes
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - William Gene (Bill) Barth, 68, Raytown, died Tuesday, January 31, 1995, at the home. Services were February 3, at the Newcomers Floral Hills Chapel. Burial was in Floral Hills Cemetery. He was born December 28, 1926, in the Piper community near Urich. His parents, Clarence C. Barth and Edna M. Goodman, preceded him in death. He attended grade school at Piper and Urich, graduating from Urich High School. On August 6, 1994, he celebrated with his classmates his 50th year Class Reunion. Bill was married to Beryl Marsh of Clinton on September 19, 1945. To this union four children were born, John, Donna, Denise and David. He was a district manager for Williams Pipe Line for 30 years, retiring in 1988. He was an Army veteran of World War II, spending a portion of his service time in Europe. He was a member of the American Legion Post 371 of Urich. Survivors include his wife, Beryl of the home; sons, John Barth, Kearney, and David Barth, Raytown; daughters, Donna Thompson, Independence, and Denise Schuttig, Germantown, Maryland; also two sisters, Winifred Estep, Kansas City, and Doris Kedigh, Urich; 11 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

BARTHOLOMAEUS, Jo Ann HAISLIP
b: May 31 1944, Dallas, Dallas Co, TX
d: Sep 16 1995, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
bur:
Riverside Cemetery, Warsaw, Benton Co, MO
arr: Reser Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Jo Ann Bartholomaeus, 51, Warsaw, died Saturday, September 16, 1995, at St. Luke's Hospital in Kansas City. She was born on May 31, 1944, at Dallas, Texas, the daughter of James C. Jr. and Sarah Josephine Cleary Haislip. She grew up in Dallas and graduated form W. W. Samuell High School in Dallas, Texas. She moved to Kansas City and was employed as a secretary for the advertising department for KCTV 5 in Kansas City for several years. On November 4, 1979, she was united in marriage to George Bartholomaeus in Kansas City. Following their marriage they made their home in Kansas City until 1985 when they moved to Warsaw. She was a member of the Urbandale Christian Church of Dallas, Texas, and a member of the Ladies of Harley-Central Missouri Sedalia Chapter. She was preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by her husband George, of the home; one son Michael Carpenter of Ft. Irwin, California; four daughters, Cara Kiner of St. Joseph, Lisa Carpenter of Kansas City, Stacey Bartholomaeus of Liberty, and Dana Thompson of Ft. Wiley, Kansas; 10 grandchildren and one brother, Doug Haislip of Atlanta, Georgia; other relatives and many friends. Funeral services will be Wednesday, September 20 at Reser Funeral Chapel in Warsaw. Burial will be at Riverside Cemetery, Warsaw.

BARTHOLOMEW, Elmer E. "Elmo"
b: Jun 18 1954, St. Louis, St. Louis Co, MO
d: Jun 24 2003, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur: Crown Hill Cemetery, Sedalia, Pettis Co, MO

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jun 26 2003 - Elmer E. "Elmo" Bartholomew, 49, Windsor, formerly of Sedalia, died Tuesday evening, June 24, 2003, at the Golden Valley Hospital in Clinton. He was born June 18, 1954, in St. Louis, the son of John Henry Bartholomew and Jeanette Lois (Stalin) Bartholomew. He worked at Bobens Heel Factory in Boonville for 12 years and most recently at Rival Manufacturing in Sedalia for eight years. He is survived by three sons, Homer E. Bartholomew, Adam L. Bartholomew and Timothy J. Bartholomew, all of Boonville; a daughter, Cynthia A. Todd, Windsor; two grandchildren, Ira L. Todd and Haley R. Bartholomew; five brothers, Paul Bartholomew, Houston, Texas, Ernie Bartholomew, state of California, Robert Bartholomew, Kansas City, James Bartholomew, Kennett, Phillip Bartholomew, Holcomb; a sister, Mary Street, Sedalia. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Kenny Bartholomew. Graveside services will be Friday, June 27, at the Crown Hill Cemetery, Sedalia.

BARTHOLOMEW, Pauline F. BIGLER
b: Dec 16 1921, Humansville, Polk Co, MO
d: May 5 2006, Windsor, Henry Co, MO
bur: Chapel Hill Memorial Cemetery, Kansas City, Wyandotte Co, KS
arr:
Amos Family Funeral Home
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, May 8 2006 - Pauline F. Bartholomew, 84, Windsor Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center and formerly of Merriam, Kansas, died Friday, May 5, 2006, at Windsor Healthcare and Rehab. She was born December 16, 1921, in Humansville. She was the daughter of Fred and Lucy Bigler. On March 23, 1940, she married Vivian A. Bartholomew, who died June 6, 1991. Funeral services will be Tuesday, May 9, at Amos Family Chapel of Shawnee. Burial will be at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens. She was a member of the Merriam Christian Church in Merriam, Kansas. She was a homemaker. Surviving are five sisters, Juanita Cox of Raytown, Harriett Knifong of Houstonia, Mildred Hager of Wellington, Julia Bigler of Windsor and Peggy Howard of Windsor; tow brothers, Henry Bigler of Clinton and Raymond Bigler of Deepwater; several nephews and nieces. She also was preceded in death by two brothers, Russell Bigler and Howard Bigler; two sisters, Hazel Bigler and Opal Sartin.

BARTIMUS, Carol E.
b: Oct 8 1927, Bolivar, Polk Co, MO
d: May 14 2009, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Vansant Road Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Bradley & Hadley Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, May 27 2009 - Carol E. "Barney" or "Babe" Bartimus, 81, Clinton, died Thursday, May 14, 2009 at his home. He was born October 8, 1927, in Bolivar, the son of William Roy Bartimus and Ramah (Dennis) Bartimus. He was a lifelong dairy farmer. Carol was united in marriage to Nadine Jones on March 15, 1949, in Clinton, and she survives of the home. He was a member of the first Baptist Church, Clinton, a 1945 graduate of Appleton City High School and was an avid quail hunter, training his own dogs. In addition to his wife Nadine, Carol is survived by a daughter Carolyn S. Snyder and her husband Dennis, Clinton; a granddaughter Kristi Sue Snyder, Lee's Summit; a sister Betty Cooper, Butler; a sister-in-law Marguerite Bartimus, Butler, and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Paul Bartimus and Joe Bartimus. Funeral services were Monday, May 18, at the Bradley & Hadley Funeral Home, Clinton.

BARTIMUS, Joseph William
b: Jun 2 1916, Milan, Sullivan Co, MO
d: Dec 20 2007, Butler, Bates Co, MO
bur:
Vansant Road Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Dec 24 2007 - Joseph William Bartimus, 91, Butler, died Thursday, December 20, 2007, at Bates County Memorial Hospital in Butler. He was born June 2, 1916, to William Roy and Ramah Dennis Bartimus in Milan, Missouri. He great up near Preston, attended grade school in Bolivar and went to Humansville High School. On April 1, 1940, he married Marguerite McCain in Camdenton. He was a farmer, raising cattle and row crops. He was a member of the Butler First Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife Marguerite Bartimus of Butler; two sons, Gary Bartimus and wife Gayl, Lee's Summit, and Greg Bartimus and wife Jeanie, Butler; two daughters, Janice Dryer of Kansas City and Beverly Fields and husband Curtis, Raleigh, North Carolina; a brother Carol Bartimus and wife, Nadine, Clinton; a sister Betty Cooper, Butler; a sister-In-law Jessie Mae Bartimus of Butler; a brother-in-law Buel McCain and wife Golda, Urbana; 10 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and nephews, nieces, cousins and other relatives. He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother Paul Bartimus, and a son-in-law David Dryer. Funeral services were Saturday, December 22, at Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel, Butler. Burial was in Clinton Memory Garden, Clinton.

BARTIMUS, Marguerite McCAIN
b: May 30 1920, Alma, Lafayette Co, MO
d: Feb 23 2010, Butler, Bates Co, MO
bur:
Vansant Road Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Feb 25 2010 - Marguerite Bartimus, 89, Butler, died Tuesday, February 23, 2010, in Butler. She was born May 30, 1920, to Oscar William and Jessie Mae Creach McCain in Alma. Marguerite is survived by two sons, Gary Bartimus and wife Gayl, Lee's Summit, and Greg Bartimus and wife Jeanie, Butler; two daughters, Janice Dryer of Kansas City and Beverly Fields and husband Curtis, Raleigh, North Carolina; a sister Jessie Mae Bartimus of Butler; a sister-in-law Betty Jean Cooper of Butler; 10 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren and nephews, nieces, cousins and other relatives. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Joseph Bartimus in 2007; four brothers, Buel, Claude, Earl and Roland; a sister Little Opal, and a son-in-law David Dryer. Funeral services will be Friday, February 26, at Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel in Butler. Burial will be in Clinton Memory Gardens, Clinton.

BARTLES, Sandra J.
b: Jun 24 1936
d: Dec 10 2001, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
arr:
Vansant-Mills Funeral Home
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Dec 11 2001 - Sandra J. Bartles, 65, Osage Beach, died Monday, December 10, 2001, at Golden Valley Hospital, Clinton. Among survivors is her husband, Garry Bartles of Osage Beach.

BARTLETT, Jack Edwin
b: Nov 3 1949, Warrensburg, Johnson Co, MO
d: Jul 25 2002, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
bur: Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Warrensburg, Johnson Co, MO

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jul 26 2002 - Jack Edwin Bartlett, 52, Warrensburg, died Thursday, July 25, 2002, at St. Luke's Hospital in Kansas City. He was born November 3, 1949, in Warrensburg, the son of Arthur Raymond Bartlett and Blanche Louise Smith Bartlett. He worked for Boise Cascade Paper Co., which later became Clayton Forms Paper Co. He also worked for the Johnson County Bridge Crew, Builders Carpet Outlet and owned and operated Bartlett Farms and oversaw operations on other farms. He was a member of the Johnson County R-7 School Board from 1988-1994 and was currently on the Johnson County Public Water District Board. He coached Little League and Youth Basketball League. On November 28, 1969, in Warrensburg, he married Bonnie May Reavis, who survives of the home. He is also survived by two sons John Edwin Bartlett and wife Christine, Independence, and Joseph Michael Bartlett, Warrensburg; his mother, Blanche Bartlett, Warrensburg; one granddaughter, Alexandra Carr, Independence; two brothers, Billy Ray Bartlett and wife Pam, Clinton, and Dale Bartlett and wife JoAnn, Greenwood; 10 nieces and nephews, 13 great-nieces and nephews; mother-in-law Hazel Reavis, Warrensburg; two sisters-in-law, Sandra Doussard and husband John, Warrensburg, and Cathie Dalzell and husband Mike, Bremerton, Washington. He was preceded in death by his father on November 17, 1996. Funeral services will be Sunday, July 28, at the First Baptist Church in Warrensburg. Burial will be in the Warrensburg Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

BARTON, Hubert M.
b: Nov 11 1918, Eucha, Delaware Co, OK
d: Mar 15 1998, Springfield, Greene Co, MO
bur: Decatur Cemetery, Decatur, AR

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Hubert M. Barton, 79, Nixa, died Sunday, March 15, 1998, in St. John's Regional Health Center, Springfield. He was born November 11, 1918, in Eucha, Oklahoma, and was the son of Otis and Elizabeth (Garman) Barton. During World War II he was a member of the army Air Corps Glider Division and served in the Pacific Theater. He earned a B.S. degree at Quachita Baptist University and a Master's in education at the University of Arkansas. On August 24, 1947, he and Betty Louise Bolch were married. Mr. Barton was a lifelong educator in Arkansas and Missouri, holding the position of superintendent of schools in Missouri at Southwest City, Schell City, Southwest at Washburn, Norwood and Calhoun. Following retirement he returned to Nixa in 1985. Mr. Barton was a member and 13-year deacon of the Nixa First Baptist Church. Active in civic organizations, he was on the Board of Directors of OACAC, a member of the American Legion Post 434 in Nixa and served on the Board of the Ozark Chapter Lupus Foundation. HE also represented senior citizens in the Southwest Missouri Legal Aid Board, delivered meals for Older Adults Organization in Christian County and was active in the Nixa Senior Citizens Center. Survivors include his wife Betty; two sons and their wives, Bruce and Mary Ann Barton, Springfield, and Brent P. and Kim Barton, Nixa; six grandchildren, Kelsey Barton, Carl, Jason and Lisa Barton and Aaron and Justin Letterman; two sisters, Beulah Shinpaugh, Gravette, Arkansas, and Hazel Martin, Sperry, Oklahoma, and a host of nieces, nephews and friends. He was preceded in death by five brothers, Kenneth, Carl, Eugene, Stanford and Raymond Barton, and a sister, Ruth Antle. Funeral services will be Wednesday, March 18, in Adams Funeral Home, Nixa. A graveside service will be Wednesday in Decatur Cemetery, Decatur, Arkansas.

BARTON, Ralph Thomas "Tom"
b: Jan 14 1932, Jacksonville, IL
d: May 18 2011

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jun 6 2011 - Retired Air Force Col. Ralph Thomas "Tom" Barton was called home by our Heavenly Father on May 18, 2011. Tom was born Jan. 14, 1932, in Jacksonville, Ill., to Kenneth and Henrietta Barton. He attended high school in Fort Scott, Kan., where he met his wife to be, Charlene (Johnson) Barton. He went on to earn his DDS degree from the University of Missouri, School of Dentistry. He practiced general dentistry in Clinton, Mo., and later joined the United States Air Force where he had a long and honored career as a prosthodontist and lab officer, achieving the rank of colonel. Tom was in both the Korean and Vietnam wars. His awards included the Army good conduct medal, the Vietnam service medal and the Bronze Star. In 1999, after the death of his wife of 45 years, Tom moved to Pittsburg, Kan., to be near his brother Terry Barton, USN, retired, and sister-in-law, Janet Barton. He is survived by son Jeffrey Barton, daughter Kathy Pearson, daughter-in-law Stacie Barton, grandchildren Ashley Barton and Katie Pearson, brother, Capt. Terry Barton, sister-in-law Janet Barton, niece Lori Pratt and nephew Mike Barton. Tom Barton was an officer and a gentleman, a loving husband, father, brother and friend.

BARTON, Rosamond Yvonne WADE
b: Sep 17 1922, Henry Co, MO
d: Sep 12 2007, Harlingen, TX
arr:
Buck Ashcraft Funeral Home
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Sep 14 2007 - Rosamond Yvonne Barton entered into God’s Kingdom on September 12, 2007 at Valley Baptist Hospital in Harlingen Texas. Rose was born September 17, 1922 to Louise and John Wade of Shawnee Mound, Missouri. After graduating from Shawnee Mound High School as Valedictorian, she married her high school sweetheart, Leslie Barton, in January, 1941. She lived in Kansas City, Mo; Merida, Mexico; Moline, Illinois; Grand Rapids, Michigan, Tipp City, Ohio and South Padre Island, Texas. She worked as bookkeeper and partner in her husband’s business. She was active in church life as a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Troy, Ohio for over for forty years, serving as a Sunday school teacher and supporting Christian education. In her final years, she was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Port Isabel, Texas. She is survived by her husband of 66 years, Leslie Barton; her son and daughter-in-law, David and Betsy Barton of Houston, Texas; granddaughters, Alison and Casey Barton; sister Betty Lou Arwood of Clinton, Mo and many other friends and relatives. Rose was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend. She will always be remembered for her kind and gentle spirit. A visitation will be held Saturday, September 15 at the Buck Ashcraft Funeral Home in Harlingen, Texas with a private interment to be held at a later date.

BARTON, Rose Dona MONTGOMERY
b: Nov 16 1942, Burger, TX
d: Jul 21 2005, Windsor, Henry Co, MO
arr:
Vansant-Mills Funeral Home
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jul 22 2005 - Rose Dona Barton, 62, Windsor, died Thursday, July 21, 2005, at her home in Windsor. She was born in Burger, Texas, November 16, 1942, to Terry Jack and Dorothy Pauline (Daniels) Montgomery. She worked as a cashier in a grocery store. She was preceded in death by her parents, Terry and Dorothy Montgomery. She is survived by three brothers, Jerry L. Montgomery and Charles M. Montgomery, both of Hillsboro, Texas, and Kelly J. Antrikin of Windsor, and one sister, Nancy P. Evans of Grand Prairie, Texas. There will be no services. Rose had donated her body to the University of Missouri, School of Medicine Gift of Body Program.

 

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