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BEDFORD, Bernice Evelyn BRYAM
b: n/a
d: Jan 2 2003, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Sickman & Dunning Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 3 2003 - Bernice Evelyn Bedford died Thursday, January 2, 2003, at the Golden Valley Hospital in Clinton. She was the daughter of Albert and Ollie Bryam. She has one sister, Betty Lou Wilson of Warrensburg. Her husband, George, also survives of the home in Leeton. She worked at the Golden Valley Hospital in Clinton as a nurse. Funeral services will be Saturday, January 4, at the Sickman & Dunning Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Clinton Memory Gardens Cemetery.

BEDFORD, Bertha Irene FOSTER
b: Sep 24 1899, Brownington, Henry Co, MO
d: Apr 29 1985, Topeka, Shawnee Co, KS
bur:
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Mrs. Bertha Irene Bedford, 85, of 6229 E. 16th Terrace, died Monday, April 29, 1985 at Park Lane Medical Center. She was born in Brownington, Mo., and lived near Deepwater and Clinton, Mo., before she moved to this area three years ago. Mrs. Bedford was a member of the Northeast Baptist Church, Clinton. Her husband, George Nicholas Bedford, died in 1979. She leaves six sons, James Bedford, Kansas City, Raymond Bedford, Moberly, Mo., Carl Bedford, Fulton, Mo., George Henry Bedford, Appleton City, Arthur Bedford, Lowry City, and Clarence Bedford, Deepwater, five daughters, Mrs. Mary Ruth Reynolds, Topeka, Mrs. Barbara Culp, Mrs. Wilma Jean Iven and Mrs. Virginia Hughes, of Kansas City, and Mrs. Lois DeMotte, Raytown; a brother, John Foster, Clinton; three sisters, Mrs. Lena Cantrell and Mrs. Jeanette Brown of Clinton and Mrs. Ruth Hoffman, Topeka; 30 grandchildren; and great-grandchildren. Services will be Wednesday at the church with burial in Clinton Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

BEDSAUL, Lola E. MALONEY
b: May 13 1903, Pittsville, Johnson Co, MO
d: Mar 26 1993, Holden, Johnson Co, MO
arr:
Ben Cast & Son-Wood Funeral Home
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Lola E. Bedsaul, 89, Holden, passed away Friday, March 26, 1993 at her residence in Holden, She was born May 13, 1903 in Pittsville, Mo., the daughter of Kelly Hopper and Rosa Mae (Thompson) Maloney. She lived near Holden all of her life. On March 25, 1928 she married Henry Vernon Bedsaul in Holden. He preceded her in death February 3, 1990. Mrs. Bedsaul was a homemaker and a member of Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church. near Kingsville. She leaves one son, Bob Bedsaul, Lee's Summit; one daughter, Carmen A. Shippy, Centerview; two sisters, Pearl Lyons, Strasburg, and Iva Smith, Raytown; six grandchildren and seven great-grandsons. In addition to her husband she was preceded in death by a son, Edward Lee Bedsaul, and two sisters, her twin, Ola Martin, and Alma Rowland. Funeral services were Sunday, March 28, 1993 at Ben Cast & Son-Wood Funeral Home, Holden.

BEDWELL, Jerry Lee
b: Feb 17 1952, Indiana
d: Nov 20 2010, Garland, Henry Co, MO
arr:
Consalus Funeral Homes
Jerry Lee Bedwell, age 58, of the Garland community, died at his home on Saturday, November 20, 2010. Jerry was born on February 17, 1952, in Indiana, to Kenneth and Joanne (Dale) Bedwell. His parents and one son, Shawn Paul Bedwell, preceded Jerry in death. Jerry graduated from the Greenvalley High School in Manito, Illinois in 1970. After high school, Jerry farmed, was self-employed, and worked in maintenance for several manufacturers. Jerry became disabled and spent his last years at home with his family. Jerry is survived by: one son, Shannon Bedwell and his wife, Marie of Clinton, MO; one brother, Paul Bedwell of Peoria, IL; two sisters, Debbie Relva and husband, Mike of Talahoma, TN, and Rhonda Holmes and husband, Randy, of Pekin, IL; five grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. The family has requested that Jerry be cremated, with a private burial in Greenhill Cemetery in San Jose, IL, at a later date.

BEDWELL, Kenneth M.
b: Feb 14 1926
d: Sep 14 2001, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
arr:
Consalus Funeral Homes
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Sep 14 2001 - Kenneth M. Bedwell, 75, Clinton, died Friday, September 14, 2001, at Clinton Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center.

BEEBE, Beulah Irene
b: Jun 3 1914, Edmondton, Alberta, Canada
d: Oct 20 1938, W of Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery BA-BO, Clinton, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Miss Beulah Beebe died at 4:30 p.m. October 20, 1938, from lobar pneumonia at the home of her parents, Mrs. and Mrs. W. E. Beebe, west of Clinton. She had been there since October 3, coming home from Kansas City for a tonsil operation from which she had convalesced successfully, and about a week later, October 10, took a severe cold which developed into pneumonia. Two nurses were with her, an oxygen tent was used and everything possible done. She seemed to be better on Wednesday before her death and her loved ones felt much encouraged until 11:00 a.m. that day, when she took a turn for the worse and no sill could stem the tide of death. Beulah Irene Beebe was born June 3, 1914, in Edmondton, Alberta, Canada, and came to Henry County when still a child with her parents, where she attended Russell school. She graduated from the Clinton High School in 1932 and studied cosmetology at the Venus Beauty Salon, serving her apprenticeship and working there until last April when she went to Kansas City where she was employed at the Verna Killon Beauty Shop. Talented and capable, Beulah was earnest in all that she undertook, interested in home arts, and most expert in her chosen profession. Her Henry County clientele numbered many and they were her friends as were others whose lives came in touch with her sweet and lovable charm. She was part of her family's sunshine. Besides her parents she is also survived by a sister Miss Gladys, at Osceola and brother William in Clinton. Funeral services were conducted Saturday at the First M. E. Church. Burial at Englewood.

BEEBE, Clara Gladys
b: Feb 22 1911, LeComb, Canada
d: Sep 23 2002, Overland Park, Johnson Co, KS
bur:
Englewood Cemetery BA-BO, Clinton, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Consalus Funeral Homes

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Sep 25 2002 - Clara Gladys Beebe, 91, Overland Park, Kansas, formerly of Clinton, died Monday, September 23, 2002, at an Overland Park care center. Graveside services and burial will be Thursday, September 26, at Englewood Cemetery. She was born February 22, 1911, in LeComb, Canada, to William E. and Della Whitaker Beebe. She was employed as a draftsperson for the Bendix Corporation.

BEEBE, Elizabeth Ila TRIPLETT
b: Sep 30 1909, Flemingsburg, KY
d: Mar 26 1993, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur: Sunset Hill Cemetery, Warrensburg, Johnson Co, MO
arr:
Consalus Funeral Homes
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Elizabeth Ila Beebe was born September 30, 1909, in Flemingsburg, Kentucky. Her mother's maiden name was Elizabeth Bell Walker and her father was Green Berry Triplett. She also had two sisters, Bulia May and Mary Henry; and one younger brother William. Elizabeth was baptized into the Christian Church at a young age and then married Harold Milo Beebe on January 15, 1928 in Denver, Colorado. During the course of their marriage, Elizabeth and Harold had two sons, Harold Milo Beebe, Jr. born January 20, 1929 in Denver, and eight years later, on November 6, 1936, Berry Richard Beebe was born in Pawnee, Ne. The family lived in Denver, Colorado and Summerfield, Ks. for seventeen years. Then in 1945, they moved to Warrensburg, where they resided until 1983 when Harold Sr. died. Elizabeth then moved to Clinton, where she had lived for the past 10 years. As a young housewife, Elizabeth kept books for the family business, Beebe's Garage, and in her old years, she owned Beebe's Antiques at the farm house south of Warrensburg. Elizabeth's hobbies included antiquing, playing bridge, and most of all reading which she was often found doing into the late hours of the night. Funeral services were Monday, March 29, 1993 at Consalus Chapel, Clinton. Burial was in Sunset Hill Cemetery, Warrensburg.

BEEBE, Linda Kay CLARK
b: Sep 10 1947, Appleton City, St. Clair Co, MO
d: May 26 2001, Appleton City, St. Clair Co, MO
bur: Appleton City Cemetery, Appleton City, St. Clair Co, MO
arr:
Hill & Son Funeral Home
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jun 5 2001 - Linda Kay Beebe, daughter of Louis Hunley and Wanita (Poore) Clark, was born September 10, 1947, in Appleton City. She departed this life after a long battle with cancer May 26, 2001, at Ellett Memorial Hospital in Appleton City at 53 years of age. Linda lived most of her life in Appleton City. She was employed at Golden Valley Hospital in Clinton as a registered nurse. She had an infectious smile and loving demeanor that was displayed in her work and also her home life. Her amazing sense of humor was ever present and she could make you laugh in any situation. Linda enjoyed life, her family and friends. The most joyous moment of her life was the birth of her grandson, Tyler. Her loving, caring ways, along with her smile and laughter, will be missed by all who knew her. Linda was preceded in death by her father. Survivors include her son, Trent Beebe and wife, Cindy, Appleton City; her mother, Wanita Clark of Appleton City; her sister, Karen and husband, Larry Huey of Appleton City; her grandson, Tyler Louis Beebe; her niece, Kerri and husband, Clint Dutcher; her two great-nephews, Logan Dean and Brady Alan Dutcher, and a host of friends. Funeral services were held at Hill & Son Funeral Home, Appleton City, Tuesday, May 29. Burial was in Appleton City Cemetery.

BEEBE, Lottie A. JONES
b: Oct 10 1910, Pomona, KS
d: Jul 2 2006, Windsor, Henry Co, MO
bur: Mineral Creek Cemetery, Leeton, Johnson Co, MO
arr: Sweeney-Phillips & Holdren

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jul 5 2006 - Lottie A. Beebe, 95, Windsor, died Sunday, July 2, 2006, at Windsor Health Care Center. She was born October 10, 1910 in Pomona, Kansas, the daughter of Mervin Josiah Jones and Mary Elizabeth Bethell Jones. On September 5, 1931, she married Glenn Barkley Beebe in Manhattan, Kansas. He died November 15, 1976. She was a graduate of Ottawa, Kansas High School and attended Kanas City University. She worked as a telephone operator for 15 years and was partner with her husband in Beebe Brothers Livestock Auction from 1945 until the late 1960s. She attended the Jehovah's Witnesses Church in Clinton and the Kingdom Hall Jehovah Witnesses of Warrensburg. Survivors include her son Daniel B. Beebe of Clinton; several nieces and nephews; six grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren and seven step-great-grandchildren. Her parents; two brothers, Arthur R. Jones and Russell B. Jones; a sister Beatrice Jones King, preceded her in death. Funeral services will be Friday, July 7, at Sweeney-Phillips & Holdren Funeral Home in Warrensburg. Burial will be in Mineral Creek Cemetery in Leeton.

BEEBE, Lula Mae ANSTINE
b: Sep 13 1923, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
d: Nov 2 2010, Windsor, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery BA-BO, Clinton, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Consalus Funeral Homes

Lula Mae Beebe, age 87, of Windsor, MO passed away on Tuesday, November 02, 2010 at her home. Lula was born on September 13, 1923 in Clinton, MO, the daughter of W. S. and Amelia (Ebeling) Anstine. She married William Beebe on March 9, 1946 in Kansas City, MO. Lula was baptized on October 19, 1941 at the Garland Baptist Church where she was a lifelong member. She was a cook for the Clinton School District for 30 years, retiring in 1986. Lucy was an excellent cook who made WONDERFUL pies! She spent many hours outside in her flower and vegetable garden and cross-stitching tea towels and pillowcases for her family. She adored her family joining them every Sunday for family dinners. She spent many hours with her nieces and nephews always having Pepsi and cookies for the kids and she never won a game of Old Maid! Lula is survived by three brothers, Shorty Anstine and his wife Evelyn of Belton, MO, Leonard Anstine and his wife Geraldine of Blairstown, MO and Murlin Anstine and his wife Mary Alice of Windsor, MO, whom she resided with and many nieces, nephews and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Bill, two brothers, Whistle Anstine and Kermit Anstine and one sister Marie McPherson. Funeral services will be Friday, November 5, 2010 at Consalus Funeral Home, Clinton, MO. Burial will follow in the Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

BEEBE, Rex
b: Dec 9 2011, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
d: Dec 9 2011, 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 11 2012 - Rex Beebe, infant son of Brad Allen and Mary Margaret "Meg" (Marshall) Beebe passed away Friday, December 9, 2011 at Golden Valley Memorial Hospital, Clinton. Funeral Services will be Monday, December 12, 2011 at Vansant-Mills Chapel, Clinton with interment in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton. He is survived by his parents, Brad and Meg Beebe; sister, Shylen Marie Beebe; paternal grandparents, Robert and Evelyn Beebe all of Clinton; maternal grandparents, Mary Susan Marshall and the late Thomas Woodrow Marshall of Bowling Green, Missouri and maternal great grandfather, William Miller of Tulsa, Oklahoma.

BEELER, Claudette
b: Aug 9 1942
d: Oct 9 2005, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
arr:
Consalus Funeral Homes
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Oct 12 2005 - Claudette Beeler, 63, Calhoun, died Sunday, October 9, 2005, at Golden Valley Hospital. Memorial services will be held Monday, October 17, at Consalus Funeral Home, with burial in Clinton Memory Gardens Cemetery. She enjoyed fishing until her illness. She was a caregiver and her caregiver, Edwin Beeler, survives her.

BEELER, Everett L.
b: May 8 1935, Chicago, Cook Co, IL
d: Aug 1 1992, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
bur:
Bethlehem Cemetery, Bethlehem Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Consalus Funeral Homes

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Everett L. Beeler was born May 8, 1935 in Chicago, Illinois, the son of Charles and Elenor (Warman) Beeler. He died Saturday, August 1, at the VA Medical Center in Kansas City. He lived for twenty-five years at Brighton Place in Topeka, Ks. He made friends there and was well liked by many of the staff. He is survived by three brothers, Charles Beeler of Osceola, Ed Beeler of Calhoun, and Earl Beeler; two sisters, Shirley Beeler of Kansas City, Ks. and Dorothy Morton of Massachusetts. Graveside services were held Wednesday, August 5, 1992 at Bethlehem Cemetery.

BEELER, Mary C. JULIAN
b: Nov 8 1852, Tennessee
d: Jul 6 1944, Sedalia, Pettis Co, MO

Died in Sedalia, July 6, 1944 - Joe Julian has received word of the death of his sister, Mrs. Mary C. Beeler, who died at the age of 91 years in Sedalia on Thursday morning at 7:40. She was the daughter of Madison and Rebecca Julian, pioneers, who came to this section of Missouri from Tennessee in 1854. Out of the eleven children, only three survive, Joe, Jim, and George Julian. Funeral services will be on Saturday afternoon at the Sedalia Methodist Church. Mrs. Beeler was a widow and is survived by one daughter, Mrs. May Howe of Sedalia, and one son, John Beeler, of Pasadena. - Mrs. Mary C. Beeler, 91 of 1122 West Second Street, died at 7:50 o'clock Thursday morning, Mrs. Beeler widow of J. H. Beeler who died about 35 years ago, had been in failing health for several years of general debilities and she was bedfast for four weeks. Daughter of the late M. J. F. and Rebecca Julian who in later years lived in Clinton, MO., Mrs. Beeler was born November 8, 1852, in Tennessee and moved with her family by ox cart to Missouri in 1853. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. May Howe of Sedalia and Miss Minnie B. Gandy of Pasadena, Calif., and a son, John M. Beeler of Riverside, Calif. Another son Joel Henry Beeler of Riverside, Calif. died several years ago. Mrs. Beeler spent a number of winter seasons with her daughter and sons on the coast. Additional survivors are six grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild, and three brothers, Joe, George, and James Julian, of Clinton, MO. A consistent church member for 71 years, Mrs. Beeler was a member of the First Methodist church, transferring her membership from the Methodist church of Ionia of which she was a charter member. She was an interested worker in church and community activities. Funeral services will be held at the First M. E. Church Saturday afternoon. Interment will be in the Memorial Park Cemetery. The body is at the Ewing Funeral Home.

BEEMER, Bessie TAYLOR
b: Oct 27 1900, Nashau, Clay Co, MO
d: Mar 18 1992, Sedalia, Pettis Co, MO
bur: Memorial Park Cemetery, Sedalia, Pettis Co, MO
arr:
Hadley Funeral Home
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Mrs. Bessie Beemer, 91, Windsor, died Wednesday, March 18, 1992, at Bothwell Regional Health Center in Sedalia. She was born October 27, 1900, in Nashua, daughter of William Kensey Taylor and Emma Agnes Bingham Taylor. She was married March 9, 1921, in Independence to Leslie Franklin Beemer, who died February 16, 1986. She was a homemaker. She is survived by five sons, Floyd Beemer of Windsor, Donald Beemer of St. Joseph, Roy Beemer of Forsythe, Charles Beemer of Centerview and Ivan Beemer of Kansas City, Kansas; five daughters, Irene Lefdahl of Omaha, Nebraska, Marie Walker of Kansas City, Marian Pritchard of Green Ridge, June Saylors of Kansas City, Kansas, and Lovanna Crumpley of Warrensburg; one sister, Mary Howell of Olathe, Kansas; one brother, Robert Taylor of Liberty; 39 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be Friday, March 20 at the Hadley Funeral Home in Windsor. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery at Sedalia.

BEEMER, Floyd L.
b: Dec 20 1921, Lyons, Burt Co, NE
d: Jun 24 2006, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Laurel Oak Cemetery AA-BE, Windsor, Windsor Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Hadley Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jun 26 2006 - Floyd L. Beemer, 84, of Windsor, Missouri, died Saturday, June 24, 2006, at the Westwood Nursing Center in Clinton, Mo. He was born December 20, 1921, in Lyons, Nebraska, the son of Leslie Franklin Beemer and Bessie Mae (Taylor) Beemer. On May 10, 1944, in Gainesville, Texas, he married Neioma Avis Coody, who preceded him in death on May 20, 1992. On September 4, 1993, at the Calvary Baptist Church in Windsor, Mo., he married JoAn Parks, who survives of the home. Floyd was a farmer all of his life and had retired as a firefighter at Ft. Sill, Oklahoma. He served in the Army during World War II, in the European theatre and fought in the Battle of the Bulge. He was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church; a lifetime member of the Windsor VFW Post, 2610 and a member of the American Legion, Post 82, Windsor. In addition to his wife, Floyd is survived by 2 daughters, LaDonna Pedersen and her husband, Eric, Crestview, Florida; Cheryl Glazier and her husband Carl, Kansas City, Mo.; 6 grandchildren, Gil Pedersen, Lee's Summit, Cheri Harden and her husband, John, Pawnee, Illinois, Melinda Mieszala and her husband, Ted, Crestview, Florida, Josh Beemer and his wife, Marissa, Windsor, Mo., and Jennifer Contreras and her husband, Tony, Green Ridge, Mo.; Sara Deakins, Kansas City, Mo.; 3 great-grandchildren, Clay and Chelby Harden and Aidan Leslie Contreras; 4 step-children, Randy Parks and his wife, Susan, Oxford, Kansas, Kendall Parks and his wife, Tara, Moscow, Russia, Melody Parks, Orlando, Florida and John Parks, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; 5 step-grandsons; 3 step-great-grandchildren; 4 brothers, Don Beemer and his wife, Minnie, St. Joseph, Mo., Roy Beemer, Rockaway Beach, Mo., Charles "Bus" Beemer and his wife, Alice, Centerview, Mo., and Ivan Beemer and his wife, Judy, Kansas City, Kansas; 3 sisters, Irene Lofdahl, Omaha, Nebraska, Marian Pritchard and her husband, Charles, Green Ridge, Mo., and Lavonna Pfaff and her husband, Bill, Odessa, Mo.; numerous nieces and nephews, several of whom stayed with Floyd and Naoma for extended periods of time. He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Jimmie Beemer on Sept. 3, 2001; and 2 sisters, Marie Walker and June Saylors. Funeral services will be Wednesday, June 28, at the Calvary Baptist Church, Windsor, Mo. Burial will be at the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

BEEMER, Jim
b: Oct 13 1948, Windsor, Henry Co, MO
d: Sep 1 2001, Windsor, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Parks Chapel Cemetery, Leesville Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Hadley Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Sep 5 2001 - Jim Beemer, 52, Windsor, died early Monday morning, September 1, 2001, at his home in Windsor. He was born in Windsor October 13, 1948, the son of Floyd Leslie Beemer and Naomi Avis (Coody) Beemer). On March 5, 1977, in Windsor he married Cindy Lou Joyce, who survives of the home. He worked for Hays-Lemmerz International, Inc., Sedalia, formerly Hays Wheels for 11 years. He was a graduate of Windsor High School. In addition to his wife, Cindy, he is survived by a son, Josh Beemer, Boston, Massachusetts; two daughters, Jennifer Beemer, Fayette, and Gina Padberg, Redondo Beach, California; his father, Floyd Beemer and his wife, JoAn, Windsor; two sisters, LaDonna Pedersen, Hale, Louisiana, and Cheryl Glazier, Kansas City; a grandson, Devlin Padberg, Redondo Beach, California; three nieces, two nephews, numerous aunts and uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by his mother, Naomi Beemer, May 20, 1992. Funeral services will be Thursday, September 6, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial will be in Parks Chapel Cemetery, Henry County.

BEEMER, Neioma Avis COODY
b: Sep 24 1926, Lawton, Comanche Co, OK
d: May 20 1992, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
bur:
Laurel Oak Cemetery AA-BE, Windsor, Windsor Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Hadley Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Neioma Beemer, 65, Windsor, died Wednesday, May 20, at Research Medical Center in Kansas City. She was born September 24, 1926, in Lawton, Oklahoma, the daughter of H. E. Coody and Brooksie Beatrice Wilson Coody. On May 10, 1944, in Gainesville, Texas, she married Floyd Beemer, who survives of the home. She was a bus driver for the Windsor School District for over 12 years. She was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church, Windsor, and a member of the Windsor Women's bowling Association. In addition to her husband, she is survived by a son, Jim Beemer, Windsor; two daughters, LaDonna Pedersen, Grandview; six grandchildren; three brothers, Homer and Dale Coody, both of Lawton, Oklahoma, J. T. Coody, Cache, Oklahoma; three sisters, Charmis Lawson and Gay Blackburn, both of Elgin, Ok., Thelma Krysinski, Arlington, Tx. She was preceded in death by her sister Loweta Kellen. Funeral services will be held at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor, Saturday, May 23. Burial will be in Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

BEGEMAN, Mary Ellen GRAY
b: Feb 11 1925, Odessa, Lafayette Co, MO
d: Jul 27 1991, Warrensburg, Johnson Co, MO
bur: Odessa Cemetery, Odessa, Lafayette Co, MO

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Mary Ellen Begeman, 66, Mayview, died Saturday, July 27, 1991, at Western Missouri Medical Center. She was born February 11, 1925, in Odessa, the daughter of James Henry Gray and Rosa Lee Stapleton Gray. She married Oliver Begeman on October 3, 1944. He survives. She graduated from Odessa High School in 1943. She moved to Mayview from Odessa in 1944. She was a housewife and a farmer. She was a member of the Zion United Church of Christ, Mayview, and the Women's Fellowship Organization at the church. Survivors in addition to her husband, Oliver, of the home, are two sons, Ronnie D. Begeman and William (Bill) Begeman, both of Mayview; two daughters, Carolyn Bayless, Mayview, and Benita Young, Napoleon; five sisters, Marie Quigley, Odessa, Bertha Ashinhurst, Lexington, Helen Doak, Peculiar, Ethel Durnell, Lee's Summit, and Doris Haweds, Osceola, and 11 grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday, July 30, at the Zion United Church of Christ, Mayview. Burial was in the Odessa Cemetery under the direction of the Ralph O. Jones Funeral Home, Odessa.

BEISER, Bernice L.
b: abt 1923
d: Feb 1 2007, Lowry City, St. Clair Co, MO
bur: Kidds Chapel Cemetery, Chalk Level Twp, St. Clair Co, MO

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Feb 2 2007 - Bernice L. Beiser, 84, Lowry City, died Thursday, February 1, 2007, at Truman Lake Manor, Lowry City. Among survivors is a sister Neva, Lowry City. Funeral services will be Saturday, February 3, at Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel, Osceola. Burial will be in Kidd's Chapel Cemetery, Lowry City.

BELCHER, Gary Dean
b: Jun 15 1952
d: Feb 9 2008, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
bur:
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Vansant-Mills Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Feb 13 2008 - Gary Belcher, age 55 of Clinton, Gary Dean Belcher, age 55 of Clinton, Missouri passed away Saturday February 9, 2008 at the V.A. Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri. A memorial service will be held Thursday, February 14, 2008 at the Vansant-Mills Chapel, Clinton, with burial in the Clinton Memory Gardens Cemetery. Gary is preceded in death by a sister Leisa Belcher. Gary is survived by his wife Rebecca of the home; two sons, Max Belcher of Springfield, MO and Erik Belcher of North Carolina; his parents, Robert M. and Mary (Kurzwell) Belcher; six brothers, Bob Belcher, Larry Belcher, Martin Belcher, David Belcher, Rusty Belcher, and Bernie Belcher; two sisters, Judy Grandell and Terrie Rist; four grandchildren, Veronica, Trinidy, Candance and Logan Belcher.

BELCHER, Jackie Allen "Jack"
b: Feb 15 1932, Nodaway Co, MO
d: May 21 1995, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Laurel Oak Cemetery AA-BE, Windsor, Windsor Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Jack A. Belcher, 63, Windsor, formerly of Holden, died Sunday, May 21, 1995, at the Meadowbrook Manor Nursing Home in Clinton. He was born February 15, 1932, in Nodaway County, the son of John L. Belcher and Ollie May June Belcher. On May 26, 1957, in Belton, he married Elsie Mae Hopper, who preceded him in death May 22, 1970. Mr. Belcher worked for several years at the Holden Fertilizer Plant. Survivors include son, Jack L. Belcher and daughter-in-law, Tina, Windsor, and four grandchildren. Graveside funeral services will be Wednesday, May 24, at the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

BELEW, Jimmie Roger
b: Jul 1 1934, Ohio Post Office, St. Clair Co, MO
d: Oct 14 1998, Columbia, Boone Co, MO
bur:
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Jimmie Roger Belew died Wednesday, October 14, 1998, at the Veterans Hospital in Columbia from a heart attack. He was born July 1, 1934, in Ohio Post Office to Lloyd and Fay Underwood Belew. He grew up in the Chilhowee and Holden areas. He served four years in the Navy and was on the U.S.S. Dynamic. He was stationed in California. After the Navy he started working as a letter carrier for the U.S. Post Office and transferred back to Missouri in 1971. On September 6, 1974, he married Wilma D. Thames. After retiring as a letter carrier at the Clinton Post Office, Jimmie and Wilma went on to many endeavors. He was preceded in death by his parents, Lloyd and Fay Belew of Chilhowee. Survivors include his wife, Wilma, of the home; seven children. Jimmie Belew, Jr., Nevada. Jack Belew, Darell Belew, Pam Stocking and Jim Rush, all of Clinton, Ken Rush, Butler, Rick Rush, Warrensburg; five sisters, Norma Smith and Peggy Farris, both of Holden, Doris Beatty, Calhoun, Mary French, Independence, Carol Green of Alabama; one brother, Vernon Belew of Oklahoma, and 12 grandchildren, also several nieces, nephews and friends. Jimmie enjoyed fishing, camping, gardening and spending time with his children and grandchildren, After he became ill he loved to sit by the window, putting a picture puzzle together, watching the people go by. He also loved to tell his children, when they were young and now also his grandchildren, all about his younger years. You could always hear at least one of them say, "No, Grandpa (or Dad), not the one about how you used to walk to school five miles in the snow up to the fence posts uphill both ways." He will be sadly missed by all. Funeral services were held Saturday, October 17. at Consalus Chapel, Clinton. Burial was in Clinton Memory Gardens Cemetery.

BELEW, Wilma Dale THAMES RUSH
b: Jan 18 1944, St. Clair Co, MO
d: Dec 20 2006, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Consalus Funeral Homes

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Dec 21 2006 - Wilma Dale Belew, 62, Clinton, died Wednesday, December 20, 2006, at her home. Funeral services will be Friday December 22, at Consalus Funeral Home with burial in Clinton Memory Gardens. She was born January 18, 1944, in St. Clair County, daughter of James A. and Juanita Leonard Thames. She married Jimmie R. Belew in Clinton on September 6, 1974 and he died October 14, 1998. Her parents, three sisters, Wanda Lackey, Donna Jean Bebee and Shirley Kay Thames, also preceded her in death. She owned and operated a restaurant. Survivors include six sons, James D. Rush, Richard W. Rush and wife Cheryl, Kenneth R. Rush and wife Lisa A., Jimmie R. Belew, Darrell L. Belew and wife Dani, Jacky L. Belew and wife Karla; one daughter Pam D. Stocking and husband Harold; three sisters, Ruth Jones and husband Robert, Ethel Hoover and husband Clayton, Mary Young and 15 grandchildren.

BELISLE, John T.
b: Oct 28 1939
d: Sep 14 1998, Osceola, St. Clair Co, MO
arr:
Sheldon-Goodrich Funeral Home
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - John T. Belisle, 58, Osceola, died Monday, September 14, 1998, at his home. He is survived by two sons, Rob Belisle and John Marc Belisle, both of Osceola; his mother Mrs. Josephine Belisle of Osceola; one brother Lowry T. Belisle of Osceola; five grandchildren. Graveside services will be Wednesday, September 16, at the Osceola Cemetery.

BELK, Tracy Renee HENDREN
b: Oct 30 1965, Kansas City, Wyandotte Co, KS
d: Sep 15 2009, St. Clair Co, MO
bur: Granger Cemetery, Climax Springs, Camden Co, MO
arr:
Vansant-Mills Funeral Home
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Oct 13 2009 - Tracy Renee Belk, daughter of William Thomas and Kathleen (Floyd) Hendren, was born October 30, 1965, in Kansas City, Kansas. She died on September 15, 2009, in St. Clair County at the age of 43 years, the result of an automobile accident. Tracy worked at Elite Laundry in Clinton. She was preceded in death by her parents. William and Kathleen Hendren; her granddaughter, Sierra Mendez-Belk, and her sister, Tina Hendren. She is survived by two sons, Arthur Belk of Camdenton and Anthony Belk of Harrisonville; two daughters, Wanda Belk and Jezzika Hendren, both of the home; five grandchildren, Alex Mendez-Belk, Adrianna Mendez-Belk, Cadin Belk, Cadin Belk, Callie Belk and Mystery Belk; three brothers, Jerrold Hendren of Kansas City, Bo Hendren and Willie Hendren, both of Deepwater; seven sisters, Debra Groves of Lowry City, Cheryl Burton and Tabitha Hendren of Kansas City, Jennifer Jefferson of Grandview, Cathy Beck of Deepwater, Diana Rayburn of Strasburg and Melissa Veach, Chillicothe. Funeral services were held at Vansant-Mills Chapel on Saturday, September 19. Inurnment in Granger Cemetery, Climax Springs, on Monday, September 21. She was buried with her granddaughter, Sierra, who was killed in the same automobile accident.

BELL, Charles L.
b: Nov 29 1915, Henry Co, MO
d: Mar 4 1995, Jefferson City, Cole Co, MO
bur: donated to research

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Charles L. Bell, 79, Jefferson City, died Saturday at Capital Region Medical Center-Still Campus. He was born November 29, 1915, in Henry County, the son of Charles H. and Hattie May Helms Bell. He was married November 29, 1947, in St. Louis to Marcella C. Bick, who survives of the home. A graduate of Windsor High School, he was a World War II veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corps. He was employed as the director of the Bureau of Vital Records for the Missouri Division of Health from 1967 until he retired in 1982. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church; American Legion Post 280, St. Louis; Forty and Eight, Jefferson City; Veterans of Foreign Wars, Roy Sone Post 5; Missouri Public Health Administrator Association; and was a Veterans Administration volunteer in Columbia. Other survivors include one son, Lt. Col. Don Bell, Ft. Benning, Ga.; one daughter, Sue Bell, Columbia, and four grandchildren. Services were Tuesday at First United Methodist Church, Jefferson City. He donated his remains to the University of Missouri Department of Anatomy for research and studies.

BELL, Elcie J. MILLER
b: Dec 3 1939, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
d: Dec 24 2008, Springfield, Greene Co, MO
bur:
Laurel Oak Cemetery AA-BE, Windsor, Windsor Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Hadley Funeral Home

Elcie J. Bell, 69, of Windsor, Missouri, died Wednesday, December 24, 2008, at the Maranatha Village Nursing Home, in Springfield, Mo., where she had been for a little over two weeks after a brief, hard battle with cancer. She was born on December 3, 1939, in Kansas City, Mo., the daughter of Ray Bennett Miller and Ruby Opal (Law) Miller. On December 7, 1963, in Kansas City, Mo., she married Dennis Bell and to this union, two children were born. Elcie worked at the former Windsor's Resthaven Nursing Home for many years. Survivors include 2 daughters, Loraine Sorrell and her husband, Mike, LaFontaine, Indiana; Debby Brooks and her husband, Danny, Fair Grove, Mo.; a son, George Bell, Gurnee, Illinois; 5 grandchildren, Jimmy R. Brooks and his fiancée Bambi, McKinney, Texas; Janelle Brooks and her boyfriend Kyler Steding, Springfield, Mo.; Cameron D. Brooks, Fair Grove, Mo.; Cameron and Cassandra Jean Bell, Gurnee, Illinois, a great-grandchild, Jaselynn Brooks Steding; children by heart, Tina Colby, Angie and Danny Marr, Beverly and Carl Matthews; grandchildren and great-grandchildren by heart, Nick, Megan and Aiden Proudfoot, Cathy Noland, Grace Fox, Glory McKinney, Caleb, Jessy and Jake Colby, Brian, Emily and Braxton Breckenridge and her beloved dog, Gismo. In addition to her parents, Elcie was preceded in death by a brother, Bennie Miller; a step-sister, Dorthy Paisley and a nephew, Floyd Miller. Graveside services will be Monday, December 29, at the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

BELL, Eliza
b: n/a
d: Jun 12 1875

St. Louis Christian Advocate, Abstract of Obituary, Jul 21 1875 - Mrs. Eliza Bell died June 12, 1875. She professed religion in Henry Co, Mo., in the fall of 1867. She was married to Thomas H. Bell in Sept 1866. She has 3 children in heaven and 2 upon earth. She erected a family altar around which every day she gathered her little family and led them in prayer to God.

BELL, Ernest Benjamin "Pat"
b: Jan 14 1916, SE of Pleasanton, Linn Co, KS
d: Jul 1 2003, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur: Pleasanton Cemetery, Pleasanton, Linn Co, KS

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jul 18 2003 - Ernest Benjamin "Pat" Bell was born January 14, 1916, on the family farm southeast of Pleasanton, Kansas, to Edward Bateman and Mary Alice (Shadley) Bell. He died following a lengthy illness July 1, 2003, at Golden Valley Hospital, Clinton. Although a strong work ethic was instilled in him at an early age, education was also important to him. His elementary school years were spent at Fairview, a one-room country schoolhouse. Following eighth grade it was necessary for Pat to quit school to work on the farm. In 1932, he returned to school, graduating in 1936 from Pleasanton High School. During his senior year he met the love of his life, Olive Lauck, they married June 17, 1939. The love and devotion they shared for each other remained the central part of their life together for the next 64 years. Beginning in 1942 Pat spent the next three years serving his country by enlisting in the United States Navy. His last year was spent at the Naval Air Station in Honolulu, Hawaii, where he served as an aviation machinist mate, first class. Following his discharge in 1945 he returned to his job at Peabody Coal Company where he remained employed until his retirement in February 1981. During these years the Bell family began to grow with the birth of their son Kenton and later daughter, Kathleen. In 1972 Kathi married Rocky Austin; later Pat's title became "Granddad Pat" with the births of his grandsons, Jason and Lance Austin, Life for Pat was filled with simple pleasures, always centering on his family. Sunday night dinners, birthdays and holiday gatherings with his family were times he cherished. he was a member of the Clinton United Methodist Church. He was a 50-year member of the Eureka Masonic Lodge and a Past Master in Pleasanton, Kansas, and a District Deputy Grand Master; a 50-year member of the Scottish rites bodies, Fort Scott, Kansas; a Past Patron of the Order of Eastern Star, Hope Chapter #80, Pleasanton, Kansas, and a member of the American Legion, Clinton. Following his retirement, he also volunteered for the American Red Cross Bloodmobile, the Meals on Wheels program and served as a trustee at church. He is survived by his wife, Olive, of the home; his son, Kenton; daughter and son-in-law, Kathleen and Rocky Austin; grandsons, Jason and Lance Austin, all of Clinton; two brothers and wives, W. E. "Ned" and Mary Bell, Boise, Idaho, Charles and Pauline Bell, Pleasanton, Kansas; two sisters, Rebecca and husband Vernon Speakes and Thelma Haas, all of Prescott, Kansas; four nieces, Loretta Cox, Wichita, Kansas, Connie Rayher, Santa Rose, California, Helen Oster, Carson City, Nevada, Mary Jo Shook, Crofton, Maryland. Pat was preceded in death by his parents; brother Jim Bell; sister, Elsie Bastic; half-brother, Devon Shafer; half-sister, Elois Swanwick; a brother-in-law, Bob Haas, and one niece, Joan Hennings. Funeral services were held Saturday, July 5, at the Clinton United Methodist Church. Graveside services were at the Pleasanton Cemetery, Pleasanton, Kansas.

BELL, James H.
b: Mar 9 1928
d: Nov 27 1992, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - James H. Bell, 64, Kansas City, a brother of Lois Hodges of Clinton, died Friday, November 27, 1992, at his home. Services were Monday in Kansas City. Mr. Bell was a teacher and a counselor. He had been director of adult education at Western Missouri Mental Health Center for five years.

BELL, Margaret L. "Margie"
b: Feb 6 1926
d: Mar 6 2006, Roscoe, St. Clair Co, MO
bur: Benton Green Cemetery, Center Twp, St. Clair Co, MO

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Mar 7 2006 - Margie L. Bell, 80, Roscoe, died Monday, March 6, 2006, at her home. Funeral services will be Wednesday, March 8, at the Roscoe Christian Church with burial in Benton Green Cemetery.

BELL, Mayme Manila DURBIN
b: May 1 1898, Sedalia, Pettis Co, MO
d: Oct 12 1995, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Laurel Oak Cemetery AA-BE, Windsor, Windsor Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Mayme D. Bell, 97, Windsor, died Thursday morning, October 12, 1995, at the Westwood Nursing Home in Clinton. She was Born May 1, 1898, in Sedalia, the daughter of Charles Martin Durbin and Sarah Elizabeth Simons Durbin. On March 17, 1920, in Windsor, she married Robert Virgil Bell, who preceded her in death October 1, 1985. Mrs. Bell was a homemaker and also worked for the International Shoe Factory in Windsor for 25 years. She was a member of the First Baptist Church, Windsor. Survivors include a daughter, Anita Clubb, Windsor; a sister, Lillie Belle Shipp, Windsor; three grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. Several nieces and nephews also survive. Graveside services will be Sunday, October 15, at the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

BELLEW, Isaac
b: n/a
d: 1891
bur:
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Eye - Died, Isaac Bellew, buried last Friday at the Calhoun cemetery. He was a member of the Christian church and will be sadly missed.

BELLINGHAUSEN, Jerome Leo "Red"
b: May 9 1936, Montrose, Henry Co, MO
d: Mar 13 2012, Harwood, Vernon Co, MO
bur: Lefler Cemetery, Harwood, Vernon Co, MO
arr: Lewis-Hoagland Funeral Home

Jerome Leo "Red" Bellinghausen, 75, passed away March 13, 2012, in the family farmhouse in Harwood. He was born May 9, 1936, in Montrose to the union of William and Matilda (Homan) Bellinghausen. He was known as Jerome to his Montrose family and as "Red" to many others, Grandpa or Papa to his grandchildren, and Papapa to the great-grandchldren. He will be missed by all. Jerome attended Catholic school as a child then later graduated from Montrose High School in 1954. His first job was at the Montrose Movie theater as a film reel changer and from that time on was a conscientious hard worker. He also worked at the Montrose Rock Quarry then later joined the U.S. Army serving as a heavy equipment and shovel operator from 1959-61. After returning from the Army he began to help build the Stockton Lake Dam and worked in various rock quarries until his retirement in 1990. He was a man who led by example and worked tirelessly and without complaint throughout his life until a heart condition forced him into early retirement. He then worked with his cattle and crops until health further slowed him. Even then he could be found in the vegetable garden and around the house always ensuring wonderful holidays for many kids, grandkids and great-grandkids. In 1959 he married Helen "Francie" Smith then later married Suzzanne Theel Lundy on Jan. 2, 1970. Despite his larger than life stature and sometimes gruff exterior, Red was best known for his sense of humor, gentle nature and his unquestioned generosity. His smile and laughter will be missed. He was a man who was always quick to console and to be of service no matter how large or small the need. He was as comfortable with a wrench and screwdriver as he was with a tractor, rotor-tiller or fishing rod. He was plain spoken, quick with a joke and at ease talking with people of all walks of life. His kitchen table was his court and his door open to all. He enjoyed fishing and hunting, square dancing, and making others laugh with his colorful, salty stories. Survivors include two sisters and one brother: Martha Jane Goth, Montrose, Teresa Meredith and husband, Lynn, Montrose and Bernard Bellinghausen and wife Coralee, Reeds Spring; three daughters and two sons: Cheryl Conway, Fayetteville, AR, Deborah Hartline, Walker, Catherine "Cat" Rinehart and husband Charlie, Kansas City, Dan Lundy and wife, Rhonda, Edmond, OK and Dennis Lundy and wife, Su, El Dorado Springs; 12 grandchildren: Jeff Conway, Tim Hartline, Cindy Becker, Wendy Klopfenstein, Danielle Klopfenstein, Brandon Emerson, Ashley Lundy, Christine Lundy, Paul Lundy, Brian Lundy, Grace Lundy and Sara Rinehart; 10 great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews, other relatives, neighbors and his loyal dog – Josh. Preceding him in death were his parents, his wife, Suzanne, and a great-great-grandson, Brayden Hartline. Services were held Friday, March 16, at the First Baptist Church in Schell City. Burial was in the Lefler Cemetery in Harwood.

BELLINGHAUSEN, Joseph Andrew
b: Sep 19 1932, Montrose, Henry Co, MO
d: May 25 2005
bur:
St. Marys Cemetery, Montrose, Deepwater Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Hill & Son Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jun 9 2005 - Joseph Andrew Bellinghausen lived all but four of his 72 years in Montrose where he was a well-respected businessman and community leader. He died on May 25, 2005. He was born September 19, 1932, in Montrose, the second of five children of Peter and Elizabeth Bellinghausen. He was baptized at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, attended St. Mary's School and graduated from Montrose High School. Shortly after graduation, in May 1950, he volunteered for the United States Air Force and left Montrose for four years of Air Force duty. He was honorably discharged as a staff sergeant. Then Joe returned to Montrose and worked for Welling Hardware, which became Bellinghausen Hardware when he took ownership of the business in 1971. He owned and operated the store until its closing in 1993. Joe married Mary Ann Graham in May 1957. They raised eight children. He was very proud of his children, all of whom graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia. Thanks to their dad, the Bellinghausen children grew up knowing the importance of a good education, was well as other essential skills, such as how to check the oil, play pitch and cast a fly rod. Joe lived by the idea that the only way to make a difference was to get involved. He was a member of the Montrose city Council from 1955 to 1959 and the Montrose Fire Department from 1955 to 11974, including 10 years as fire chief. He served as mayor from 1972 through 11978. He worked tirelessly, and successfully, for the construction of the city's first wastewater treatment system. His membership in local organizations included St. Mary's School Board and PTA, Immaculate Conception Church Council, Knights of Columbus, VFW Post 8820, Henry County Health Board and Henry County Economic Council. Joe enjoyed playing golf and was an active, longtime member of Meadow Lake Country Club in Clinton. He and Mary Ann made many trips together to visit their children in Missouri, Kansas and across the country. In retirement, Joe stayed active with repair and home improvement projects and carefully tended his garden every summer. He was preceded in death by his sister Rose Puckett. Joe is survived by his wife Mary Ann of the home, and their children, Joan Bellinghausen of Cary, North Carolina, Karen Bellinghausen of Kansas City, Pat Zellar and her husband Bob, Billings, Montana, Mary Kay McCrate and her husband Mike, Cape Girardeau, Jim Bellinghausen and his wife Joan, Kansas City, Denise Connor and her husband Scott, Kansas City, Donald Bellinghausen and his wife Tina, Navarre, Florida, and Norman Bellinghausen and his wife Michelle, Montrose. He is survived by 18 grandchildren, Amanda Zellar, Shawna Beckner, Matthew, Kristin, Andy, Charles, Steve and Kati Bellinghausen, Joseph, Chris, Nick, Sarah and Megan McCrate, Emily, Mary, Thomas, Mandy and Jeff Connor. Other survivors include his sister Mary Ann Lindenbusch of St. Elizabeth; his brother John Bellinghausen and his wife Betty Blue Springs, and brother Ed Bellinghausen and his wife Judy, Lebanon. The funeral Mass was offered May 31 at Immaculate Conception Church. Burial was in St. Mary's Cemetery.

BELLINGHAUSEN, Leo Edward
b: Nov 6 1908, Montrose, Henry Co, MO
d: Jul 20 1995
bur:
St. Marys Cemetery, Montrose, Deepwater Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Leo Edward Bellinghausen, 86, died on July 20, 1995. "Uncle Lee", as he was affectionately known by his family, was born in Montrose on November 6, 1908. He was the youngest and last survivor of nine children. He spent his life in Montrose and dedicated himself to his family, his church, and the community as evidenced by his involvement in and generous support of many organizations. He was an active member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Montrose. He participated in the Knights of Columbus for more than 60 years. He served a number of years on the St. Mary's Cemetery Board. He served on the Deepwater Township Board and in recent years he assisted at the Senior Citizens Nutrition Center in Montrose. Lee spent most of his life raising crops and cattle on a farm just north of Montrose. In addition, he worked for many years as an auto mechanic at Rotert's Garage in Montrose. He also served as postmaster of the Montrose Post Office for four years. Though he never married, he spent many years caring for his mother an done of his sisters, Margaret, who was of ill health. Throughout his life, Lee remained close to the families of his 11 nephews and nieces. He also loved cats and adopted quite a few over the years on his farm. He enjoyed watching baseball, playing cards, and was often seen taking a countryside drive. He was well-known by the children in the family for regularly carrying several packs of Wrigley's gum in his pocket, which he promptly gave out. He was a good, generous man and he will be dearly missed by his family and friends. Lee is survived by 10 nephews and nieces, several in-laws and a multitude of great-nephews and nieces as well as great-great-nephews and nieces. funeral services were held on Saturday, July 22, at Immaculate Conception Church. Father bob Stone presided. Burial was at St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery.

BELLIS, Glenda C. McSPADDEN
b: Jun 23 1934, Batesville, AR
d: Oct 22 2006, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
arr:
Vansant-Mills Funeral Home
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Oct 23 2006 - Glenda C. Bellis, age 72 of Clinton, Missouri, passed away Sunday, October 22, 2006 at Golden Valley Memorial Hospital, Clinton. Memorial services will be Thursday, October 26, 2006 at the Vansant-Mills Chapel. Glenda was born on June 23, 1934 to Jackson and Carrie "Grigsby" McSpadden in Batesville, Arkansas. She worked at Golden Valley Memorial Hospital as a Certified Nurses Aid. She is survived by her husband Harvey A. Bellis, of the home, one daughter, Arlene Snapp, of Independence, Missouri, one brother, Don McSpadden, of Michigan City, Indiana, three grandchildren, Amanda Dockery, Larry Dyer, and Robby Dyer, and four great grandchildren.

BELLIS, Harvey A.
b: Apr 29 1934
d: Dec 11 2010, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Urich Cemetery, Bogard Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Vansant-Mills Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Dec 16 2010 - Harvey A. Bellis, 76, Clinton, died Saturday, December 11, 2010, at Golden Living Center-Westwood of Clinton. Funeral services will be Saturday, December 18, at the Vansant-Mills Chapel, Clinton, with burial in Urich Cemetery, Urich. Harvey worked for Ford Motor Company before he retired. He is survived by two daughters, Cindy Renfro of Colorado and Brenda Kogan of Kansas City; as well as a number of stepchildren and other relatives and friends.

BELLMYER, Annie Ellen HENDRIX
b: Jul 15 1879
d: Oct 29 1966, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
bur:
Maplewood Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Mrs. Annie E. Bellmyer, 87, of 5019 Thompson, died yesterday, Oct. 29, 1966, at St. Luke's Hospital. She was born July 15, 1879. She was a member of the Pleasant Valley Baptist Church, Deepwater, Mo. She leaves a son, Henry Bellmyer, 8729 St. John, Independence; a daughter, Mrs. Nedra Shank, Tuscan, Arizona; two brothers, Allen Hendrix, Deepwater, and Lawrence Hendrix, Los Angeles; three sisters, Mrs. May Schneider, 1303 Maywood, Independence; Mrs. Frances Gill of the home; and Mrs. Lola Schoff, Los Angeles; eight grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, and 5 great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be Tuesday at the Christian Chapel; with graveside services at Maplewood Cemetery at Brownington, Mo.

BELLMYER, Mary Josephine
b: Jun 19 1916, near Chalk Level, St. Clair Co, MO
d: Mar 28 1990, Independence, Jackson Co, MO
bur: Lowry City Cemetery, Lowry City, St. Clair Co, MO
arr:
Sheldon-Goodrich Funeral Home
Mary Josephine Bellmyer, 73, El Dorado Springs, Mo., formerly of Independence, died March 28, 1990, at the Medical Center of Independence. She was born near Chalk Level and lived in Independence before moving to ElDorado Springs in 1980. Mrs. Bellmyer was a member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah"s Witness, ElDorado Springs. Survivors include her husband, Henry Bellmyer of the home; three daughters, Ruth Lemka and Anna Titus of Independence and Mary White, Buckner; a brother, Herbert Dunning, Independence; four sisters, Retha Wilson and Audrey Harleman of Independence, Marge Moran, Lowry City, and Eva Swopes, El Dorado Springs; 10 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Services will be Friday at the Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel, Osceola, Mo., with burial in the Lowry City Cemetery.

BELTO, Catharine OLSON
b: May 14 1926, St. Joseph, Buchanan Co, MO
d: Jan 10 2002, Pleasant Hill, Cass Co, MO
bur: Peculiar Cemetery, Peculiar, Cass Co, MO

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 14 2002 - Catharine Belto, 75, Pleasant Hill, died Thursday, January 10, 2002, at home. Funeral services were Saturday, January 12, at Belton United Methodist, Church, with burial in Peculiar Cemetery. Mrs. Belto was born May 14, 1926, in St. Joseph. She was a 32-year employee of Solo Cup, retiring in 1988. She was preceded in death by her husband, Earnest on April 6, 2001, and her brothers, Allen Olson and Lawrence Olson. She is survived by her daughter, Denise Skeens and husband Gary, Pleasant Hill; six sons, Tony Belto of Kansas City Monte Batchelder and wife Dale, Randy Batchelder and wife Terri, Leslie Batchelder and wife Daphne, all of Belton, Roger Batchelder and wife Kay, Drexel, and Terry Batchelder and wife Roberta, Gower; two sisters, Enid McKinley and Edna Coomes, both of Belton; 30 grandchildren, 38 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson. Funeral services were, under the direction of E. K. George & Sons, Belton, MO.

BELTON, Annabelle ELI
b: Jul 20 1864, near Garland, Henry Co, MO
d: Aug 14 1940, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Tebo Church Cemetery, Leesville Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Mrs. Annabelle Belton died August 14, about 10:00 pm. the result of a cerebral hemorrhage she had suffered in March at the Driggers apartments, West Franklin Street, where she had made her home about four years. About a month ago she had a paralytic stroke and on the day she died had had two strokes, the last taking her from this earthly home. Mrs. Belton was tenderly cared for by her sons, William H. of Clinton, and Robert D., east of Clinton, and families, by whom she was beloved for her kindly disposition. Annabelle Jackson (sic) was born near Garland July 20, 1864. Living in Henry County all her life, she received her elementary education at White School. July 4, 1880, she was united in marriage to Richard B. Belton and the first few years they lived west of Clinton, later moving to the Tebo Church neighborhood. To them were born three sons, of whom William H. and Robert D. survive. Always kind and tender, she devoted 35 years of her wedded life unselfishly and uncomplaining to caring for her husband, an invalid, who entered his Heavenly home 11 years ago. Since that time Mrs. Belton lived with her two sons and families until moving to the Driggers apartments, where she was ever a favorite with others who lived there, her fingers always busy with fine handwork, which she generously gave to her children and grandchildren, whom she dearly loved. During her husband's illness and the past several years she had made over 100 quilts which she gave to her family. She enjoyed working with flowers which flourished well under her care, and whenever she tended a garden there were always many flowers. Mrs. Belton was a Christian woman, weaving the high ideals of her faith into the lives of those about her. she had been a member of the Tebo Baptist Church, east of Clinton, about 50 years. Besides the above mentioned sons, Mrs. Belton is survived by grandchildren, Dwight Belton and Mrs. S. V. Cowell, of Clinton, Eugene and Miss Elizabeth Belton, east of Clinton; sister Mrs. Jim Swart; brothers, Jim Mastin near LaDue, and Al Mastin near Chilhowee; and great-grandchildren, Doris Jean Cowell and Sue Belton, Clinton. Funeral services were conducted Friday at the Tebo Baptist Church. Burial was at the Tebo Cemetery.

BENBOW, John C.
b: Oct 25 1963, Appleton City, St. Clair Co, MO
d: Sep 28 1991, St. Clair Co, MO
bur: Appleton City Cemetery, Appleton City, St. Clair Co, MO
arr:
Hill & Son Funeral Home
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - John C. Benbow, 27, died suddenly as a result of an accident at Monegaw Springs on September 28, 1991. He was born October 25, 1963, in Appleton City to J. D. and Charlene Benbow. He attended the Appleton City schools, graduating in 1982. He received a B. S. degree from Central Missouri State University at Warrensburg in 1986. He worked as a carpenter in the Appleton City, Butler and Rockville areas. For many years he was associated with Don Nichols. He received Christ at a young age at the First Baptist Church in Appleton City. He loved his family and was very close to all. He enjoyed hunting, golf, his friends, his family and his two dogs. He leaves his parents, J. D. and Charlene Benbow of Appleton City; his sister, Donna Frasher and husband, Tom, of Blue Springs; his maternal grandmother, Goldie Myers, uncle Nelson and aunt Lois Myers of Butler; his uncle Gene and aunt Marilyn, of Peculiar; one niece, Laura; cousins and many other relatives and friends. His paternal grandparents, Admiral and Ruby Benbow, and maternal grandfather, Charles Myers, preceded him in death. Funeral services were held on Tuesday, October 1, 1991, at the Eckhoff-Hill Funeral Home. Burial was in the Appleton City Cemetery.

BENCE, Adam David
b: Feb 4 1855, St. Clair Co, IL
d: Jul 17 1936, 10 mi N of Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Shawnee Mound Cemetery, Shawnee Twp, Henry Co, MO
Adam David Bence died at the home of his only sister, Mrs. J. S. Kinyon, ten miles north of Clinton, Friday, July 17. He suffered a cerebral hemorrhage and was found by his sister early in the morning as he was drawing his last breaths. His death was sudden and unexpected as he had been in his usual health and had a good appetite. Mr. Bence was born February 4, 1855, in St. Clair County, Illinois, and came to Henry County when a young man. He and Emma Curtis were united in marriage in 1879 and they were given two daughters and a son. The children all died when they were infants, one living to be 18 months old and the others entering the eternal vale when they were much younger. Mrs. Bence died when she was 23, so his was a long and lonely life until he went to the home of his brother-in-law and sister, Mr. and Mrs. Kinyon, 11 years ago to live. As a young man, Mr. Bence was a farmer, then after his family's passing, he went to Kansas City, where he worked a number of years. His eyesight then failed and he came to the Kinyon home to live. There he found contentment, companionship and an occupation for his hands, which could no longer do the construction work he had been doing because of dimming sight. He loved the livestock and other animals on the farm and made pets of them all. He had a kindly disposition toward both animals and humanity, was always companionable and well-liked and with a great wealth of stories taken from his experiences. His memory was prodigious, for it seemed as his world became dimmer, his other senses became sharper. Many people remarked on the vividness with which he recalled the minutest details. Funeral services were conducted Saturday afternoon at the Shawnee Mound Church. Burial was in the cemetery nearby.

BENEDICT, Nettie Marie SHORT BRIGGS
b: Mar 16 1922, Deepwater, Henry Co, MO
d: Apr 16 2001, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery BA-BO, Clinton, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Vansant-Mills Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, May 14 2001 - Nettie Marie Benedict, daughter of Franklin E. and Nettie May (Alexander) Short, was born March 16, 1922, in Deepwater, and died at the Golden Valley Hospital, Clinton, on April 16, 2001, at the age of 79 years. Marie had worked at Golden Valley Hospital in the Dietary Department for 13 years. She was a Baptist. She was a member of Roberta Rebekah Lodge where she was a Past Noble Grand. She was preceded in death by her parents; two husbands, William Briggs and Joseph Benedict; four brothers, Theodore Short, Robert Short, William Short and Archie Short, and one half-brother, James Short, and one half-sister, Inez Hicks. Marie is survived by one son, Harvey Kessler of Clinton; two brothers, Frank Short and wife, Arlene, Clinton, and Leroy Short, Kansas City, and one sister, Ethel Bryson of Clinton, as well as two grandsons, Timothy Lynn Keesler and Terry Lee Keesler. Graveside services and burial was held in the Englewood Cemetery, Clinton, on Thursday, April 19.

BENEZETTE, Edward Royston
b: Apr 14 1880, Henry Co, MO
d: Jun 3 1903, near Garland, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Salem Church Cemetery, Big Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Missouri, June 6 1903 - Wednesday morning, Ed Benezette, son of D. W. Benezette, a prominent young farmer near Garland, started out hunting about nine o'clock and shortly after that the report of a gun was heard. No attention was paid to that, as it was thought he had shot at something. But in the afternoon, one of the boys went out to hunt the cows and found the lifeless body of Ed, only a short distance from the house. The load had entered the body over the heart and death was, no doubt, instant. He was a most excellent young man, about 23.

BENIGAR, Georgia Elizabeth BARBER
b: Apr 13 1940, Kansas City, Wyandotte Co, KS
d: Jun 28 2007, Osceola, St. Clair Co, MO
bur: Yeater Cemetery, Center Twp, St. Clair Co, MO
arr:
Vansant-Mills Funeral Home
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Aug 16 2007 - Georgia Elizabeth Benigar was born April 13, 1940, in Kansas City, Kansas, to Oscar Willard and Flora Helen Schoonheart Barber. She died June 28, 2007, at her home in Osceola. She lived in Gladstone for 30 years and Pleasant Hill for 15 years before moving to Osceola three years ago. She worked as a nurse for Kansas City Internal Medicine. She was a member of St. Andrews Catholic Church, Gladstone. She is survived by her husband Charles of the home; one son Warren Benigar of Greenwood; two daughters, Leah McCauley of Greenwood and Rhonda Allen of Edwards; two brothers, Francis Barber of Boise, Idaho, and George Walker, Merriam, Kansas; two sisters, Helen Jones, Cape Canaveral, Florida, and Ann Waldsmith of Sun City West, Arizona; 10 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services for Georgia were Monday, July 2, at Vansant-Mills Chapel, Clinton, with burial in the Yeater Cemetery, Osceola.

BENIGAR, John R.
b: 1924
d: May 5 1995, Lowry City, St. Clair Co, MO
bur: Concord Cemetery, Chalk Level Twp, St. Clair Co, MO
arr:
Sheldon-Goodrich Funeral Home
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - J. R. Benigar, 71, Lowry City, died Friday, May 5, 1995, at his home. Mr. Benigar was born near Lowry City and was a lifelong area resident. He was an Army veteran of World War II. He was a retired truck driver. He is survived by one son, J. G. Benigar of Lowry City; one daughter, Mrs. Ginger Pritchett of Nevada, Mo.; five grandchildren; one great-granddaughter. Funeral services were Monday, May 8, at the Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel in Osceola. Burial was in the Concord Cemetery near Lowry City.

BENIGAR, Nellie Blanche
b: 1897, near Wheatland, Hickory Co, MO
d: Jan 18 1995, Lowry City, St. Clair Co, MO
bur: Concord Cemetery, Chalk Level Twp, St. Clair Co, MO
arr:
Sheldon-Goodrich Funeral Home
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Mrs. Blanche Benigar, 97, Lowry City, died January 18, 1995. Mrs. Benigar was born near Wheatland. She was a longtime Lowry City area resident and homemaker. Mrs. Benigar is survived by one son, J. R. Benigar of Lowry City; one daughter, Mrs. Helen Wingfield of Lowry City; three grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be Saturday, January 21, at the Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel in Osceola. Burial will be in the Concord Cemetery, Lowry City.

BENIGAR, Robert R. "Bob"
b: abt 1908, near Lowry City, St. Clair Co, MO
d: Jan 30 1996, Appleton City, St. Clair Co, MO
bur: Concord Cemetery, Chalk Level Twp, St. Clair Co, MO
arr:
Sheldon-Goodrich Funeral Home
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Robert R. "Bob" Benigar, 88, Lowry City, died Tuesday, January 30, 1996, at Ellett Memorial Hospital in Appleton City. Mr. Benigar was born near Lowry City and was a lifelong area resident and retired farmer. He is survived by a nephew, Charles Benigar of Pleasant Hill; three nieces, Minnie Green of Belton, Mrs. Elizabeth McGlouthlin of Belton, and Mrs. Juanita Lewis of Osceola. Funeral services will be Friday, February 2, at the Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel in Osceola. Burial will be in the Concord Cemetery near Lowry City.

BENIGAR, Samuel Sanford
b: Apr 7 1915, Lowry City, St. Clair Co, MO
d: Dec 31 1992, Osceola, St. Clair Co, MO
bur: Concord Cemetery, Chalk Level Twp, St. Clair Co, MO
arr:
Sheldon-Goodrich Funeral Home
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Samuel Sanford Benigar was born April 7, 1915, to John and Blanche Bowen Benigar. He passed away December 31, 1992, at the Sac-Osage Hospital in Osceola. Sanford was born in Lowry City and was a lifelong area resident. He was an Army veteran of World War II and a retired farmer. He is survived by his mother Blanche Benigar of Lowry City; one brother J. R. Benigar and one sister Mrs. Helen Wingfield, both of Lowry City; nieces and nephews; other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held Sunday, January 3, 1993, at the Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel in Osceola. Burial was in Concord Cemetery.

BENKOVICH, Mildred
b: Sep 18 1921, Deepwater, Henry Co, MO
d: Oct 30 1999, Independence, Jackson Co, MO
arr:
Speaks Funeral Homes
Kansas City Star, Nov 1 1999 - Mildred Benkovich, 78, Independence, MO, passed away Saturday, October 30, 1999, at Independence Regional Health Center. Mass of Christian Burial will be Wednesday, November 3, at Nativity of Mary Catholic Church, Independence; entombment in Mount Olivet Mausoleum. Mrs. Benkovich was born September 18, 1921, in Deepwater, MO, and had lived most of her life in Independence. She was a payroll clerk and bookkeeper for several companies before her retirement as a secretary with Oscar Lewis Construction. She was a member of the Nativity of Mary Church and its Altar Society. Surviving are her husband of 52 years, John E. Benkovich, of the home; a son, John E. Benkovich Jr., Overland Park, KS; a daughter, Francine Davis and her husband, Leon, Blue Springs, MO; four grandchildren, Breck and Dustin Benkovich, Aaron and Jeff Davis; nieces, nephews and other relatives.

BENNETT, Albert
b: Oct 29 1888, Henry Co, MO
d: Feb 18 1902, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Maplewood Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Missouri, Feb 22 1902 - Four children of the John Bennett family died this week, three of whom were buried in one grave. They died with scarlet fever. Two more are sick. One girl was 16. The Eye sympathizes with Mr. Bennett in his sore affliction. (Other children were Jessie Bryan, Milton Elmer and Mollie B.)

BENNETT, Chuck
b: Aug 3 1923, Wellington, Sumner Co, KS
d: May 9 2008, Warrenton, Warren Co, MO
bur: Cremation

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, May 12 2008 - Chuck Bennett, 84, former longtime resident of Clinton, died Friday, May 9, 2008 in Warrenton Care Center, Warrenton. Chuck was born Aug. 3, 1923, in Wellington, Kansas, and lived in various locations throughout the Midwest, before settling in Clinton approximately 35 years ago. He was an electrician employed for a long time with B&L Electric. Chuck was preceded in death by his parents; his wife Marie Bennett, and his sister Ana Katherine Prodan. He is survived by seven children, 17 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren. There will be a short visitation at Wallace Funeral Home in Pleasant Hill on Tuesday, May 13, followed by cremation.

BENNETT, Donna Darlene BRIGGS
b: Nov 15 1929, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
d: Jul 20 2008, Butler, Bates Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery BA-BO, Clinton, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jul 24 2008 - Donna Darlene Bennett, 78, Butler, died Sunday, July 20, 2008, at Willow Lane Nursing Center in Butler. She was born Nov. 15, 1929, to Carl Raymond and Myrtle Crowder Briggs in Clinton. Darlene, an only child, grew up in Clinton and graduated from Clinton High School in 1947. On July 17, 1954, she married Donald Bennett at Clinton First Baptist Church in Clinton. In her early years, she worked as an operator for United Telephone Company in Clinton. She also worked as a clerk for JC Penney and as credit manager at Sears. After 36 years of dedicated service to Osage Valley Electric Cooperative, she retired in 1992. She was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church in Butler and was baptized at the Clinton First Baptist Church. She enjoyed playing games like Bingo and Uno, watching game shows on television, cooking, eating and spending time with her Cocker Spaniel "Shadow". Loving, but opinionated, you always knew where you stood with Darlene. Darlene is survived by a stepson, Mitch Bennett and wife, Millie, Kansas City; her cousin and caregiver, Natalie Briggs, Butler; three brothers-in-law; a sister-in-law; three grandchildren; a great-granddaughter and other cousins, nephews and nieces. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband, Donald Bennett. Funeral services were Thursday, July 24, at Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel in Butler. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

BENNETT, Ethan James
b: May 24 2008, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
d: May 26 2008, 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 29 2008 - Ethan Bennett, infant son of Ryan and Liana Kidwiler Bennett passed away Monday, May 26, 2008 at St. Luke's Hospital, Kansas City, Missouri. Private family graveside services will be Friday, May 30, 2008 at Englewood Cemetery, Clinton, Missouri. Survivors include his parents; his maternal grandparents, Allen and Joyce Kidwiler; his paternal grandparents Jim and Terri Bennett; his paternal great grandmother, Frances Young and his paternal great great grandmother, Louise Stein, all of Clinton.

BENNETT, Gladys Lee COBB
b: Apr 25 1912, Tipton, Moniteau Co, MO
d: Feb 20 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, Mar 13 2007 - Gladys Lee Bennett, daughter of Sidney Cobb and Rachel (Petty) Cobb, was born April 25, 1912, near Tipton. She died Tuesday, February 20,2007, at Westwood Nursing Center in Clinton, at the age of 94 years, nine months and 25 day's. On August 16, 1936, near Tipton, she was united in marriage to Irvin C. Bennett and to this union two children were born. She was preceded in death by her parents: two brothers, Harold and Bobby Cobb; one sister Ruby Hoyt, and a great-grandson Alex Jensen. Survivors include her loving husband of 70 years, Irvin; one daughter Betty Lee Chamberlin and husband Alan, Camdenton; one son Gene Bennett and wife Janice, Riverton, Kansas; two grandchildren, Kerri Jensen, Wylie, Texas, and Kevyn Bennett of Plano, Texas: two great-grandchildren, Beth Jensen and Jack Bennett; three sisters, Phebe Gesh, Tipton, Wilma Dampf, California, Missouri, and Silva Vaught, Clinton, as well as nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. Gladys was raised on a farm. When she was six months old her parents moved to North English, Iowa. When she was nine-years-old they moved back to Tipton. She went to a country school near Tipton and went to high school at Fortuna, She then went to California, Missouri, for teachers training and Warrensburg for college. She taught school in a one-room schoolhouse. She met Irvin at the school where she held a box supper. Irvin and Gladys went to the state of Washington in 1936 on their honeymoon. Their first home was in Ryderwood, Washington, where Betty and Gene were born at a clinic near Ryderwood. When World War II started, they moved to Vancouver, Washington, where Irvin worked at the shipyard and Gladys with the workers' children. After the war they moved to Morton, Washington, where Gladys helped organize their first library and kindergarten and was the first kindergarten teacher. In 1952 they moved back to Missouri to be close to family. They lived near Bunceton, Sedalia, York, Nebraska, and Horton, Kansas, where they owned and operated a Western Auto store. They later moved to the Kansas City area where she was bookkeeper for the Western Auto Store in Lee's Summit. They retired on an acreage near Clinton in 1976. Gladys enjoyed working with children most of her life. She worked many years in Sunday School, Children's Church and teaching in schools. She had a green thumb and grew beautiful flowers outdoors and indoors. Irvin and Gladys always had a large garden. She loved to can many fruits and vegetables, paint oil pictures, sew crafts and beautiful handwork. Her family and friends looked forward to receiving a box of canned goods and one of her oil paintings. Irvin and Gladys enjoyed traveling South in the winter. She especially enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. She made a profession of faith in Christ early in life and was a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Clinton. Gladys was a loving and caring wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and a caring neighbor and friend. We celebrate her life and accomplishments and will cherish the many memories she created for her family and friends. Funeral services were held at Vansant-Mills Chapel on Monday, February 26. Interment was in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

BENNETT, Glenn Dale
b: Nov 30 1929, Topeka, Shawnee Co, KS
d: Oct 15 2007, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur: Chapel Hill Memorial Cemetery, Kansas City, Wyandotte Co, KS
arr:
Vansant-Mills Funeral Home
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Nov 27 2007 - Glenn Dale Bennett was born on November 30, 1929, in Topeka, Kansas, the son of Glenn Ross and Adline Margaret (Hamlin) Bennett. He died in Clinton on October 15, 2007, at the age of 77 years. He was a veteran of the United States Navy. He was married to Norma Jean Adkins. He was a crane operator and a member of the Operating Engineers, Local 101, Kansas City. He was a member of the Save Our World Ministries, Clinton Eagles Lodge and on the executive board of the March of Dimes. Glenn was preceded in death by his parents and one brother Gary Bennett. He is survived by his wife Norma of the home; four daughters, Glenda Wellborn, Deborah Beardslee, Victoria Lynne Smith, all of Clinton, and Cyndi Chaney of Kansas City; one brother Larry Bennett of California; one sister, Delores Brown, Kansas City, Kansas, and 14 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren. Memorial services were held at the Save Our World Ministries on Saturday, October 20. Inurnment was held in Chapel Hill Cemetery, Kansas City, Kansas.

BENNETT, Irvin Clarence
b: Jun 1 1913, near Hartville, Wright Co, MO
d: Aug 22 2008, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery BA-BO, Clinton, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Vansant-Mills Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Sep 17 2008 - Irvin C. Bennett passed from this life in peace at Golden LivingCenter-Westwood, Clinton, on August 22, 2008, at the age of 95 years. He was born on June 1, 1913, on the family farm near Hartville, the son of the late Eli L. and Melissa Ann Bennett. He was united in marriage to Gladys L. Cobb on August 16, 1936. She preceded him in death on February 20, 2007. During their 70-year marriage, they raised two children, Betty Chamberlin (husband Alan) and Gene Bennett (wife Janice). He leaves two grandchildren, Kerri Jensen and Kevyn Bennett, and two great-grandchildren, Beth Jensen and Jack Bennett; one sister Ruby Major; three sisters-in-law, Silva Vaught, Clinton, Wilma Dampf, California, Missouri, and Louise Bennett, Muskogee, Oklahoma. Irvin was preceded in death by his wife Gladys; parents; one great-grandson Alex Jensen; six sisters, Audrey Bower, Millie McRoberts, Zona Myers, Lillie Garner, Ida Austin and Iva Perkins, and two brothers, Hadley Bennett and Alva Bennett. Irvin and Gladys went to Washington state on their honeymoon to find work in 1936. He worked for Long Bell Logging Co., topping trees and installing electric lines. When World War II started, he went to work for the Kaiser Shipyard in Vancouver, Washington, and became foreman in their sheet metal welding department. They built landing barges, LST boats and aircraft carriers. The first carrier they built was the US Casablanca. Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt did the christening. He received a Letter of Commendation from President Roosevelt. After the war, he went to work for PUD in Morton, Washington, working as electric lineman. In 1952, they moved back to Missouri to be near family. He went to work for Whiteman Air Force Base, working as foreman over all of the electric linemen. He later worked as a lineman around the Kansas City area for several years. He also owned a Western auto Store for 10 years. He retired on some acreage near Clinton and loved working in his garden, fishing and bird hunting with his son, son-in-law and grandson. He and his wife enjoyed traveling south in the winter and visiting people in nursing homes and hospitals. Irvin was a Christian and member of the First Assembly of God Church in Clinton. He enjoyed working with his wife in church with children. He also was a deacon and president of the senior group. Irvin was a loving father and grandfather. He lived a Christian life and was a role model to many people who knew him. Irvin treasured family and loved spending time with his family and was a caring neighbor. He left many memories with his family and friends and we will treasure those memories and miss him greatly. Funeral services were held at the Vansant-Mills Chapel, Clinton, on Monday, August 25, with interment in Englewood Cemetery.

BENNETT, James Edwin
b: Jun 17 1850, Kentucky
d: Feb 1 1927, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Laurel Oak Cemetery AA-BE, Windsor, Windsor Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - J. E. Bennett died at his home at 115 East Grand River street, at 12 o'clock Tuesday night. The effects of flu caused his death. He took ill on January 10th, with a severe chill. Deceased was past 76 years of age, having been born June 17, 1850, in Kentucky. When a child, his parents came to Missouri. They lived in Pettis county during the war, and later moved to Henry county. For nine years Mr. Bennett served this county in the offices of sheriff and deputy sheriff, over 28 years ago, and was most faithful in discharging the duties as such. On June 17, 1873, he was united in marriage at Windsor, with Miss Catherine I. Hines, who preceded him in death in 1920. A daughter, Mrs. Chas. Gray, also preceded her father to the home eternal several years ago. Three sons survive: Walter of Donna, Tex., who arrived a half hour before his father breathed his last; Wallace, of Long Beach, Cal., who was unable to come, and Edwin, of Clinton. He is also survived by the following brothers and sisters: G. L. Bennett, of Green Ridge; E. A. Bennett, of near Green Ridge; John Bennett, Brownington; Walter Bennett, Rockville; Hat Bennett, Spokane, Wash.; Will Bennett, Orange, Cal.; Mrs. Martha Mayfield, Pueblo, Colo., and Mrs. Lillie Schnabel, of Ionia, Mo. Mr. Bennett was a member of the Christian Church. He was well known and held in high esteem by all. For about 7 years he had been practically blind, but was ever cheerful, even tho so afflicted. After retiring from office, he moved to a farm in the east part of the county, later returning to Clinton and engaging in the livery business, which he conducted about 17 years, selling his livery barn to Charley Langford. Funeral services were conducted at the Christian church, Friday morning, and the body was taken to Windsor and buried beside his wife and daughter.

BENNETT, James Ralph
b: Jul 17 1899, Green Ridge, Pettis Co, MO
d: May 20 1980, Sunnyvale, Santa Clara Co, CA
bur: Oak Hill Cemetery, San Jose, CA

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jun 5 1980 - James R. Bennett, son of John M. and Willie S. Bennett, was born July 17, 1899 at Green Ridge, Mo. in Pettis County and passed away May 20, 1980 at his home in Sunnyvale, California at the age of 80. He moved with his parents to Brownington, Mo. in October 1901. He attended school in Brownington and belonged to the Brownington Baptist Church. On Sept 7, 1920, he was married to Mary Moree. Two sons were born to this union, Walter and Douglas. After leaving the farm, he moved to Kansas City, working there until 1957 when they moved to California. He worked as a guard for Pinkerton Guard Co. until he retired. He was a kind and cheerful man and a willing worker. Two years ago he broke a hip and was bedfast but enjoyed friends and company although he was never free of pain. He was a deacon of the First Baptist Church of Los Altos, Ca., moving his membership there after leaving Mo. He is survived by his wife, Mary; two sons, Walter of Half Moon, Ca. and Douglas of Sunnyvale, Ca.; three grandchildren, Patty of Florida, Jimmie of San Luis Obispo and Mary Lu Mason of San Jose; three sisters, Mrs. Grace Graham of Long Beach, Ca. and Jewell Moree and Naoma Sanders of Clinton; also several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters and four brothers. Funeral services were held at the First Baptist Church in Los Altos. Services were under the direction of Taylor, Gienger and Hay Chapel and burial was in Oak Hill Cemetery, San Jose, Ca.

BENNETT, Jason Whiting
b: May 1 1827, Rocheport, Boone Co, MO
d: Aug 24 1908, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery BA-BO, Clinton, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Aug 29 1908 - Jason Whiting Bennett died Monday morning, August 24, 1908, at his home at the age of 71, after an illness of about 12 days. Born at Rocheport and grew to manhood there and at Boonville. Married Mary Frances Ream of Pettis County in 1866. Came to Clinton in 1881. Joined the Methodist Church inearly manhood. He was a practical Christian. He suffered intensley and said, about two hours before his death that he was ready to go if it were the Lord's wish. Leaves a devoted wife and six children - Alfonso, Claude, Mutie, Maggie, Mrs. Daniel O'Byrne, Martin and Mary and an adopted daughter Mrs. Evan Lawler. All are at home but Mrs. O'Byrne, who lives in Kansas City, and Mrs. Lawler, who lives in Hortense. This is the first death which has occurred in this family.

BENNETT, John Milton
b: Dec 27 1855, near Fairfield, Benton Co, MO
d: May 26 1938, Brownington, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Maplewood Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - John M. Bennett, elderly Missourian, and for 37 years a resident of Henry County, in the Brownington community, closed his eyes on earthly scenes at 3:35 p.m. Thursday, May 26. He had not been well for a year but only since Sunday had his condition been known to be grave. Wednesday, he sank into a coma, and without pain and distress slept into the oblivion that held his crown of eternal peace. John Milton Bennett was born December 27, 1855, near Fairfield, Mo., the son of John Milton Bennett and Martha Ham Bennett, stalwart farmers, who imparted to their son a love of the land and knowledge of stock raising which became the foundation of his life's occupation. As a small boy he moved to a farm near Sedalia, where he lived until 1901, when he moved to Henry County, a mile east of Brownington, to the farm that remained his home. March 15, 1883, Miss Willie Hines of Windsor, became his bride, fine and beautiful character, who was a real helpmeet. Ten children were given them, five of whom survive, with his beloved wife. Mrs. George Graham of Clinton, with whom Mr. and Mrs. Bennett spent last winter, Jim of Kansas City, Mrs. Jewell Moree, Mrs. Naoma Sanders and Virgil of Brownington. Three brothers also remain, Walter, of Rockville, Ed, of Windsor, and H. A. Bennett of Wenatchee, Wash.; one sister, Mrs. Martha Mayfield of Little Rock, Ark., 11 grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. Mr. Bennett was a kindly, cheerful man, bearing his burdens with a smile. He was a generous and willing worker, indulgent as a father, respected as a neighbor, and one of the most prominent stockmen and farmers of the Brownington community. He had a strength and resourcefulness that was felt to be a bulwark against changing times and a force for good among all who knew him. Mr. Bennett lives in the hearts of his family and men, such a one as they might hope to be. The funeral services were conducted Saturday afternoon - a private hour at the home for his beloved wife who was not able to go to the church -and a service at the Brownington Christian church. Interment was in the Maplewood cemetery, quiet, peaceful and well kept city of the dead that holds peace in its still acres.

BENNETT, Joseph Wayne "Joe" Sr.
b: Nov 25 1942, Elizabeth, NJ
d: Apr 7 2011, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
arr:
Hadley Funeral Home
Joseph W. Bennett, Sr., 68, of rural Green Ridge, Mo., died Thursday, April 7, 2011, at St. Luke's Hospital, Kansas City, Mo. He was born November 25, 1942, in Elizabeth, New Jersey, the son of Charles Herbert Bennett, Sr., and Miriam Jean (McCloskey) Bennett. On May 5, 1979, in Chatham, Massachusetts, he married Catherine Ann "Cathy" Newhouse, who survives of the home. Mr. Bennett was a radar repairman for the United States Air Force from 1962 to 1982, and was a veteran of the Vietnam War. After his retirement from the service, he had a passion for teaching and was an electronics instructor and agricultural and shop substitute teacher for some time. He enjoyed many activities including hunting, farming, working in his shop, four wheeling, jet skiing, sailing, skiing, scuba diving, going to the coffee shop, working with computers, and building and flying radio controlled airplanes. He loved playing with his grandchildren and was always willing to help anybody who needed it. He was a member of the St. Bartholomew Catholic Church, Windsor, Mo. In addition to his wife, Cathy, he is survived by 3 sons, Joe Bennett, Jr., Canadys, South Carolina; Jim Bennett, Ravenel, South Carolina; Mike Bennett, Skiatook, Oklahoma; 7 grandchildren, John, Lisa, Parker, Cole, Kelton, Michael, Jr., and Tristen; a brother, Charles Bennett, Edison, New Jersey; 2 nieces, Cheryl and Susan; and 4 great-nieces and a great-nephew. He was preceded in death by his parents. Mass of Christian burial will be Monday, April 11, 2011, at the St. Bartholomew Catholic Church, Windsor.

BENNETT, Joyce Marie TAYLOR HISE
b: Feb 3 1929, Houston, Perry Co, AR
d: Apr 19 2004, Overland Park, Johnson Co, KS
bur:
Englewood Cemetery BA-BO, Clinton, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Vansant-Mills Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, May 11 2004 - Joyce Marie Taylor Hise Bennett, beloved mother, grandmother, sister and aunt, was born February 3, 1929, in Houston, Arkansas, the daughter of Floyd E. and Carrie Susan Spells Taylor and died Monday, April 19, 2004, at Select Speciality Hospital, Overland Park, Kansas. On December 24, 1949, she was married to Lloyd Hise in Piggott, Arkansas. The Lord blessed this union with one daughter, Elizabeth Hise, who survives. She was a travel agent for AAA for over 25 years. She was a member of the Northeast Baptist Church, Clinton, where she will be remembered for her ready smile and her words of kindness and encouragement. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, her parents, one sister Ellen Taylor Ward, and one brother Harold E. Taylor. Her greatest joy was her family. She is survived by her daughter, Beth; her grandson, Cody; one sister Mona McReynolds, Sikeston; one sister-in-law, Sue Taylor, Longview, Washington, and a number of devoted nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held at the Northeast Baptist Church Saturday, April 24. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery.

BENNETT, Marjorie Jeanne
b: Nov 9 1925, Brownington, Henry Co, MO
d: Sep 26 2000, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Maplewood Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Vansant-Mills Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Oct 12 2000 - Marjorie Jeanne Bennett was born to Virgil Lee and Wilbur Dewey Stanley Bennett, on November 9, 1925, in Brownington and died at Westwood Nursing Center in Clinton on September 26, 2000. Her grandparents were John and Willie Hines Bennett and William Daniel and Rilla J. Crawford Stanley. She was preceded in death by her sister, Billie Gilkey; her brother-in-law, R. C. Gilkey, and one brother, J. D. Bennett. Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Lori and Richard Park; one son, David Bennett of Houston, Texas, and one sister, Betty McNichol of Vallejo, California, as well as several nieces and nephews. She was a member of the Brownington Baptist Church and later attended the Allen Street Baptist Church, Clinton. She graduated from Deepwater High School in 1943. She worked a variety of jobs, later on becoming a home care giver for the elderly. She was better known as Jeanne to her friends and family. Everyone who knew her, knew of her love of life. She met every day with a smile and lived every day to its fullest. Jeanne never knew a stranger and would help anyone who needed it. She had two children but several others who called her Mom. She will be missed by all who knew and loved her. She was entered into rest in Maplewood Cemetery, Brownington, surrounded by family and friends on September 30.

BENNETT, Mary Jane HUTCHERSON
b: Oct 14 1900, Henry Co, MO
d: May 13 1993, Springfield, Greene Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery BA-BO, Clinton, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Consalus Funeral Homes

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Mary Jane Hutcherson Bennett was born October 14, 1900, in Henry County, the daughter of Edward L. and Laura Ellen (Whitlow) Hutcherson. She died Thursday, May 13, 1993, at a nursing home in Springfield. She attended college two years in Colorado. She was a graduate of Central Missouri State College, Warrensburg. She lived most of her life in Clinton. She was a school teacher for over 40 years, teaching the second grade at Jefferson Park and Franklin Schools. She was a member of the United Methodist Church of Clinton. She is survived by a son, Richard Bennett, Denver, Colorado, a daughter, Barbara (Mrs. William N.) Peck of Springfield; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Monday, May 17, 1993, at the Consalus Chapel in Clinton. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

BENNETT, Opal Winifred MILLAM
b: Jul 30 1926, St. Clair Co, MO
d: May 5 2001, Nixa, Christian Co, MO
bur: Missouri Veterans Cemetery, Springfield, Greene Co, MO

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, May 18 2001 - Opal Winifred Bennett, 74, Nixa, died at 1:20 a.m. Saturday, May 5, 2001, at Christian Health Care in Nixa. She was born July 30, 1926, in St. Clair County, the daughter of Rolla and Beulah (Akers) Millam. She married Chester L. Bennett, September 6, 1947. Opal was a homemaker. For many years she enjoyed painting ceramic pieces which she generously gave away to family and friends. She loved flowers, birds, beautiful sunrise and sunsets, and enjoyed photographing nature's beauty. She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Raymond Millam, and infant sister, Marjorie. Survivors include her husband of Nixa; five sisters, Alice McGrann and husband, Lyle, Monmouth, Illinois, Neva Goodman and husband, J. A. of Olathe, Kansas, Martha Johnson and husband, Richard, Osceola, Mary Stober and husband, Pete, Sedalia, Delores Pogue and husband, Edwin, Clinton; one brother, George Millam and wife, Donna, Clinton; sister-in-law, Kathryn Millam, Raytown, and many nieces, nephews and their families. Burial was in the Missouri Veterans Cemetery, South, Springfield. There will be a memorial at a later date.

BENNETT, Richard
b: Mar 29 1926
d: Apr 19 2004, Castle Rock, Douglas Co, CO
bur: Cremation

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 21 2004 - Richard Bennett, 78, Castle Rock, Colorado, died Monday, April 19, 2004, at a Castle Rock Health Center. He grew up in Clinton and was a 1944 Clinton High School graduate. He is survived by his wife, Lavonne, of the home, and three children, Cheryl, Las Vegas, Nevada, Scott of Castle Rock, and Bob of Denver; two grandchildren, and his sister, Barbara Peck, (Mrs. Bill) of Springfield. Cremation. A memorial service will be held at a later date.

BENNETT, Rosalie LANDES
b: Mar 11 1927
d: Oct 7 2002, San Diego, San Diego Co, CA

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Oct 16 2002 - Word has been received of the death of Rosalie Landes Bennett, San Diego, California. She died Monday, October 7, 2002. Burial was in San Diego with a memorial service October 12. She was formerly of Deepwater.

BENNETT, Val J.
b: Feb 20 1938
d: Nov 18 2001, Osceola, St. Clair Co, MO
bur: Resthaven Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Osceola Twp, St. Clair Co, MO

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Nov 19 2001 - Val J. Bennett, 63, Osceola, a retired high school principal, died Saturday, November 18, 2001, at Sac-Osage Hospital, Osceola. Funeral services will be Tuesday, November 20, at Assembly of God Church Gymnasium, Osceola. Burial will be in Resthaven Memorial Gardens, Osceola.

BENNETT, Virgil Lee
b: Sep 14 1892, Manila, Pettis Co, MO
d: Nov 2 1977, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Maplewood Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Sickman & Dunning Funeral Home

Virgil Lee Bennett, son of John M. and Willie Hines Bennett, was born September 14, 1892 at Manila, Mo., and passed away after a long illness at age 85 on November 2, 1977. He moved with his parents, brothers and sisters to a farm east of Brownington in October of 1901. Many picnics and outings were held on the part of the Bennett farm called Bennetts Bluff. He was married to Wilbur Stanley, May 10, 1919. They were parents of four children. He was a veteran of WWI and a member of the American Legion. He spent his entire life on a farm east of Brownington, until he moved to Clinton in 1970. He is survived by three daughters, Billie Gilkey, Deepwater; Betty McNickle, California, and Jeanne of the home; 9 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Jewell Moree Bennett, California. He was preceded in death by a son, J. D. in 1959; his wife, Wilbur in 1961; three brothers and two sisters. Funeral services were held at the Brownington Baptist Church Friday, Nov. 11. Burial was in Maplewood Cemetery with Sickman-Dunning in charge of arrangements.

BENNETT, Wilbur Dewey STANLEY
b: Jul 10 1899, Fristoe, Benton Co, MO
d: Aug 9 1961, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Maplewood Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Sickman & Dunning Funeral Home

Clinton Eye, Clinton MO, Aug 22 1961 - Last rites for Mrs. Virgil Bennett, 62, of three miles east of Brownington, who died in the early hours of Aug 9, were conducted August 12, at the Brownington Baptist Church. Burial was in Maplewood Cemetery. Wilbur Dewey Stanley was born July 10, 1899 at Fristoe, Mo., the oldest daughter of William D. and Billie Jane Crawford Stanley. When a small child she moved with her parents to their home east of Brownington where she attended school. At an early age she united with the Brownington Baptist Church and had been a faithful member, serving as secretary and treasurer at the time of her death. On May 10, 1919, she married Virgil L. Bennett, which union was blessed with four children, a son J. D. who preceded her in death; three daughters, Mrs. R. C. Gilkey, Rt. 2, Deepwater, Miss Jeanne, of the home, Mrs. Jimmy (Betty) McNickel, Vallejo, California; eight grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Raymond (Ethel) Shull, Cross Timbers, Mo.; a brother, Crawford Stanley, Milford, Michigan; many other relatives and friends. A son J. D. preceded her in death in December of 1959. Her parents and a brother also preceded her in death.

BENNETT, Willie Sophrona HINES
b: Mar 25 1863, Windsor, Henry Co, MO
d: Jan 15 1939, Brownington, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Maplewood Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Eye, Clinton MO - Mrs. John Bennett died at 11:40 p.m. Sunday, January 15, at her home in Brownington, after intense suffering for two weeks. She had been an invalid, due to a broken hip, since June 19, 1937, but was ever patient, bearing her suffering with a smile. Mr. Bennett died May 26, 1938. Willie Sophrona Hines was born in Windsor March 25, 1863, the daughter of William B. and Kathryn Douglass Hines. She was married to John Milton Bennett, March 15, 1883, and they made their home near Brownington on a farm. To this union were born 10 children, five of whom preceded her in death. There are five children and 11 grandchildren to mourn the death of this beloved mother. The children are Virgil, Jewel and Naoma, of Brownington, Grace, (Mrs. G. (Goog) Graham) of Clinton and Jim of Kansas City. When very young Mrs. Bennett became a member of the Windsor Christian Church, where her membership still remains, though she gave of her efforts and time to the Brownington church where she attended until the accident that hastened death. Mrs. Bennett had a happy, cheery disposition and enjoyed the friends who came so often to visit her and kept in touch with life about her remarkably well. Tho she was never free from pain after her accident, she never let it darken her outlook on life in which she found worth until the end, leaving a heritage of fortitude and courage to her family. The funeral services were conducted Tuesday at the Brownington Christian Church and the body was laid to rest in Maplewood cemetery. Members of the Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars of Golden Valley Post No. 1894, of which Mrs. Graham is president, attended the funeral services in a body.

BENNING, Darline Marie CECIL
b: Aug 11 1939
d: Nov 14 1992, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
bur: Lathrop Cemetery, Lathrop, Clinton Co, MO

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Mrs. Darlene Marie Benning, 53, Kansas City, died Saturday, November 14, 1992 at North Kansas City Hospital. She owned a day care center for 22 years, retiring in 1987. She was a sister of Charles Cecil and David Cecil of Windsor. Survivors also include her husband, four sons and two daughters. Services will be Tuesday at the Church of God of Prophecy, Kansas City, with burial in the Lathrop Cemetery.

BENNINK, Berthel Nelson
b: Apr 6 1919, Redfield, IA
d: Sep 21 2002, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
bur: Concord Cemetery, Chalk Level Twp, St. Clair Co, MO
arr:
Sheldon-Goodrich Funeral Home
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Sep 25 2002 - Berthel Nelson Bennink was born April 6, 1919, in Redfield, Iowa, to John Henry Bennink and Harriett Russell Bennink, and died Saturday, September 21, 2002, at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Kansas City. He married Hazel Maxine Spencer September 3, 1949. He was employed at International Harvester and the United States Postal Service. He was preceded in death by his mother, Harriet Russell Bennink; his father, John Henry Bennink Russell; his aunt, Lillian Hammond, who raised him from the age of five years; one son, Nelson Leroy Bennink; one half-brother, Rufus Russell, and one great-grandson, Cody Bennink. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Hazel Maxine Spencer Bennink, Lowry City; three sons, James Bennink and wife Rose, Lowry City, Eddie Bennink and wife Karen, Shawnee, Kansas, and Joe Bennink and wife Debbie, Overland Park, Kansas; two daughters, Laura Ellen Brown and husband Virgil, Kansas City, Kansas, and Gerty Johnson and husband Mike, Clinton; one half-brother, Leroy Russell, Boyceville, Wisconsin, and one half-sister, Darlene Schmidt and husband Eddie, Downing, Wisconsin; 14 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Funeral services were Tuesday, September 24, at Clinton Church of Christ. Burial was in Concord Cemetery.

BENNINK, Hazel Maxine SPENCER
b: Feb 2 1924
d: Sep 14 2003, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur: Concord Cemetery, Chalk Level Twp, St. Clair Co, MO
arr:
Sheldon-Goodrich Funeral Home
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Sep 16 2003 - Mrs. Maxine Bennink, 79, Lowry City and formerly of Kansas City, Kansas, died Sunday, September 14, 2003, at the Golden Valley Hospital. She was a homemaker. Funeral services will be Wednesday, September 17, at the Clinton Church of Christ, with burial in Concord Cemetery, Lowry City.

BENTON, Diana Lynn TREUCHL
b: Feb 15 1958, Kansas City, Wyandotte Co, KS
d: Mar 2 2010, Appleton City, St. Clair Co, MO

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Mar 5 2010 - Diana Lynn Benton, 52, Appleton City, died on Tuesday, March 2, 2010, at the Ellett Memorial Hospital in Appleton City. She was born on February 15, 1958, in Kansas City, Kansas, the daughter of Richard and Dorothy (Winkle) Treuchl. She grew up in Terre Haute, Indiana, and later moved to Ramah, Colorado. On July 17, 1988, she was united in marriage to Ken Benton, in Burlington, Colorado. They continued to make their home in Ramah until moving to Appleton City in 2000. She was preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by her husband Ken, of the home; two sons, Paul Elijah Benton of Appleton City and Michael Steven Lahr and his wife Kathy, Terre Haute, Indiana, two grandchildren, J.R. and Sam Lahr; one sister and one brother, other relatives and many friends. No services are scheduled.

BENTON, Margaret MILLER
b: Sep 15 1807, Hagertown, MD
d: Sep 17 1889, Guthrie, IA

The Guthrian, Guthrie, Iowa, Sept 19 1989 - Died at Guthrie Center Sept. 17, 1889, at the residence of her son Levi Benton, after an illness of a few hours, Mrs. Margaret Benton. On Monday morning the aged lady arose early, did her usual morning work, was taken ill and died early Tuesday morning. The deceased was born in Hagertown, Maryland September 15, 1807, removed to Ohio with her parents in her early life and settled in Sandusky County, near Fremont. She was married to Joel Benton, January 16, 1832. To them were born eleven children; three daughters deceased, two sons and a daughter reside here, a daughter resides in Missouri, and a son in Audubon County, the residence of others is unknown. She came to Iowa from Illinois, in 1879 has lived quietly with her son for some years here. Her age and infirmities precluded her mingling in society and she lived a quiet, industrious life at home. Mother Benton was converted at the age of 16, then having association with the German Reformed Church. Later in life she united with the United Brethern Church of which she continued a member. When taken sick on Monday, she realized death was near and undauntedly trusting, come to the passage of the river bearing her severe suffering with christain submission and passed away in christain peace.

BENTZ, Louise SAUERWEIN
b: Jul 25 1851, Drum Hill, IL
d: Jan 4 1939, Calhoun, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Drakes Chapel Cemetery, Deer Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Wilkinson Funeral Home

Clinton MO - Mrs. John Bentz died at the home of her son, Andrew Bentz, at Calhoun, January 4, at the age of 87. Louisa Sauerwein was born in Drum Hill, Ill., July 25, 1851. She moved to Quarles, Mo., with her parents when 16. She was united in marriage December 20, 1874, to John Bentz, who died August 1, 1931. To this union were given six children, surviving are Andrew Bentz and Mrs. Pluma Dodson of Calhoun and Mrs. Maude Rustad of Great Falls, Mont. Others who mourn her death include four brothers: Charles and Edward Sauerwein of Boyd, Mont.; Fred of Washington and Martin of Fort Scott, Kans.; also nine grandchildren. In 1927 Mrs. Bentz joined Drakes Chapel M. E. church where funeral was conducted, and interment in Drakes Chapel cemetery nearby.

BENTZ, Nellie Louise
b: Jul 24 1910, Lewis Station, Henry Co, MO
d: Jan 12 1997, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery BA-BO, Clinton, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Consalus Funeral Homes

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Nellie Louise Bentz, 86, died Sunday, January 12, 1997, at the Clinton Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center. She was born July 24, 1910, in Lewis Station, one of four daughters of Andrew and Matilda Roe Bentz. She had lived in Calhoun most of her life in her present home for 55 years. Louise worked at the International Shoe Factory in Windsor for 33 years, retiring in 1972. She was a member of the Calhoun Baptist Church. In 1994, the Calhoun Colt Show dedicated the publication of the Calhoun Colt Show Souvenir Catalog in her honor. This is what they said: "good neighbor", "great lady" and "true friend" to all who knew her. Louise worked on the fancy work and flower committee for a number of years. She also was on the finance committee, helping collect advertisements for the souvenir catalog and other projects. Louise never had any children of her own, but through the years she shared her yard and home with the children and her many neighbors. These children affectionately called her "Weezie". She will be sadly missed by her two sisters, Ruhama Hall (her twin) and brother-in-law, Walter Hall of Calhoun, and Nettie Bradley and husband, Efton, Lee's Summit; three nieces, Lee Ann Ruff, Kansas City, Glennie Reeder, Independence, and Gail Dwyer, Marrietta, Georgia; a "special nephew", Kent McMillian of Oklahoma city, Oklahoma, who lived in her home several years while his father was in the service. One sister, Eleanor and husband, Saylor McMillian of Deepwater, preceded her in death, as well as her parents. Funeral services were held Thursday, January 16, at the Consalus Chapel, Clinton. Burial was in the Englewood Cemetery.

BENWELL, Martha K.
b: Apr 25 1909
d: May 4 1993, Osceola, St. Clair Co, MO
bur:
Fristoe Cemetery, Fristoe, Benton Co, MO
arr: Sickman & Dunning Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Funeral services for Mrs. Martha K. Benwell, 85, Deepwater, will be held Saturday at Sickman-Dunning Funeral Home. Burial will be in Fristoe Cemetery in Benton County. Mrs. Benwell died Tuesday, May 4, at Sac-Osage Hospital. Survivors include her husband John Benwell of Deepwater; one son James Richardson, Deepwater; a daughter Hazel Long of Sedalia; two brothers, Orville Albers of Deepwater and Dean Miesner of California, MO.; one sister, Gerty Scarbrough of the state of California; four grandchildren; two step-grandchildren.

BENZ, Warren Ervin
b: Mar 19 1910, Lincoln, Benton Co, MO
d: Dec 27 1994, Adrian, Bates Co, MO
bur: Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Warrensburg, Johnson Co, MO
arr: Sweeney-Phillips & Holdren

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Warren Ervin Benz, 84, Adrian, formerly of Warrensburg, died Tuesday, December 27, 1994, at the Adrian Manor Nursing Home. He was born on March 19, 1910, in Lincoln, the son of Louis Benz and Sarah Boonville Chewning Benz. He and Dollie N. Morgenstern were married on April 4, 1933, in Sedalia. Mr. Benz had been living in Adrian the last four years after moving from Warrensburg. He lived in Warrensburg nearly 40 years and prior to Warrensburg, he live din Knob Noster. He was a retired farmer and had retired from Missouri Cities Water co. in 1975. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Warrensburg and a member of the Baptist Kitchenaires Band. Survivors include his wife Dollie Benz, of the home; one son Ervin E. Benz of Crane, one daughter, Mrs. Charles (Shirley) Disney of Adrian; one brother Leon Benz of Corvallis, Ore.; nine grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by six brothers and one sister. Funeral services will be held Friday, December 30, at the First Baptist Church in Warrensburg. Burial will be in the Warrensburg Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

BERGER, Juanita Virginia BARNUM SPENCER
b: Jul 26 1919, Holy Oak, CO
d: Aug 13 2007, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery BA-BO, Clinton, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Consalus Funeral Homes

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Oct 14 2007 - Juanita Virginia Barnum Spencer Berger, 88, Clinton, died Monday, August 13, 2007 at Golden Valley Memorial Hospital. Funeral services will be Thursday, August 16 at Consalus Funeral Home with burial in Englewood Cemetery. Juanita was born July 26, 1919, in Holy Oak Colorado, daughter of the late Omar P. and Vera Barnum. She married Delbert (Lee) Spencer, who preceded her in death. She then married Thurman Berger and he also preceded her. In addition to her husband two of her twelve children preceded her, Donna Harmon and Jean Boxley plus five brothers, four grandchildren and one great grandchild. Her survivors include ten children, Leland Spencer (Barbra), Overland Park, Kansas; Shirley Elliott (Earl), Independence; Lois Petersen, Kenneth Spencer (Patrice), all of Kansas City, Kansas; Franklin Spencer (Tonia), Crockett, Texas; Delbert Spencer; Rhonda Crawford; Kay Wilson; Freddie Spencer; Millie Young (Jim), all of Clinton; one sister, Doris Redford (Chester), Clinton; twenty-two grandchildren; forty-nine great grandchildren; twenty-six great-great grandchildren plus numerous nieces and nephews.

BERGMEIER, Larry
b: Jul 17 1946, Jackson, MN
d: Aug 28 1995, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur: Trinity Lutheran Cemetery, Welcome, MN
arr: Sickman & Dunning Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Larry Bergmeier was born in Jackson, Minnesota, on July 17, 1946, to Lawrence and Bernadine Bergmeier. He died Monday, August 28, 1995, at Golden Valley Hospital in Clinton. He attended school in Jackson and Austin, Minnesota, graduating from Austin High School in 1964. He was in service in the Army from 1964-1967. Part of his service was in Germany. After his discharge he went to school to be a medical technician. He worked at various places such as Mobridge, South Dakota, Deer River, Minnesota, Wells, Minnesota, Wabasha, Minnesota, also he was working for a temporary service until he came to work in the lab at golden Valley Memorial Hospital in Clinton. He loved his work here and also the people he worked with. Larry leaves to mourn his passing his mother, Bernadine Bergmeier, his son Mathew Bergmeier, his daughter Jennifer Bergmeier, both of Conyers, Georgia; one brother Ronald Bergmeier and wife Jean of Mohamet, Illinois; three sisters and their husbands, Betty and Carols Olson of Tucson, Arizona, Diane and Frank Erb of Minneapolis, Minnesota, Carol and Randy Hofmeister of Waseca, Minnesota, and his companion, Carron Tracy. He was preceded in death by his father. Memorial services were held at the Sickman & Dunning Chapel on August 31, 1995. Burial was in the Trinity Lutheran Cemetery in Welcome, Minnesota.

BERGSCHNEIDER, Amanda Fredericka SCHMEDDING
b: Jun 17 1915, Germantown, Henry Co, MO
d: Mar 26 2003, Urich, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery BA-BO, Clinton, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Consalus Funeral Homes

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 25 2003 - Amanda Fredericka Bergschneider was born June 17, 1915, at Germantown, daughter of Lawrence and Hilda Licher Schmedding. She died at her home in Urich on Wednesday, March 26, 2003. She married Elmer W. Bergschneider on September 1, 1936. He preceded her in death June 19, 2002. She was a member of the Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Urich and a past president of the Altar Sodality. Survivors include two sons, William Bergschneider and wife Nova, Urich, and Eugene A. Bergschneider, Sherman Oaks, California; six daughters, Mary Louse Baer and husband Louis, Urich, Kathryn Garriga and husband Louis, Bridge City, Texas, Sister Cecelia (Ardella) Bergschneider, Republic, E. Elaine Urton, Branson West, Alvina Rose O'Bannon, Oak Trove, Agnes Lorraine Foster and husband Gerald, Lee's Summit; two brothers, Harry Schmedding, Spokane, Washington, Julian Schmedding, Montrose; one sister, Ruth Reimer, Montrose; 16 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Mass of the Christian Burial was held March 29 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery.

BERGSCHNEIDER, Carolyn Lee "Nikki" WARDRIP
b: Apr 20 1948, Oakland, CA
d: Mar 31 2011, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
arr:
Vansant-Mills Funeral Home
Carolyn Lee "Nikki" Bergschneider, age 62, of Clinton, Missouri passed away at her home Thursday, March 31, 2011. Memorial services will be Wednesday, April 6, 2011 at Vansant-Mills Chapel, Clinton. Nikki was born in Oakland, California the daughter of George Perry and Ida Helen (Shaffer) Wardrip. She owned a restaurant in Urich, Missouri before moving to Clinton. She was a member of the Clinton United Methodist Church. Nikki is survived by one son, Phillip Bergschneider and wife Tracy of Deepwater, Missouri; one daughter, Jennifer Bergschneider of Valley Park, Missouri; and four grandchildren, Morgyn Marie Bergschneider, Izak Phillip Bergschneider, Russell Thomas Hendrickson and Shelbi Robyn Hendrickson.

BERGSCHNEIDER, Elmer W.
b: Jan 11 1915, Urich, Henry Co, MO
d: Jun 19 2002, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery BA-BO, Clinton, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jun 28 2002 - Elmer W. Bergschneider was born January 11, 1915, in Urich, son of Anthony and Elizabeth Munsterman Bergschneider. He died June 19, 2002, at Golden Valley Hospital. He was a lifelong resident of Urich. He married Fredericka Schmedding on September 1, 1936, at Germantown. She survives of the home. His grandparents were founders of the Catholic Church in Urich and he was instrumental in building the Holy Trinity Catholic Church, of which he was a member in 1979. He was a member of the Holy Name Society, Knights of Columbus Council, National Farmers Organization and Diocesan Bishop Council. He was a delegate on the MFA Oil Board, served on the Ballard School Board and was an Eucharistic Minister. Preceding him in death were his parents; two brothers, John and Lawrence Bergschneider; three sisters, Lenora Richter, Evelyn Rotert and Margaret Kanter, and one son-in-law, Kerry Gayle O'Bannon. Survivors include his wife of the home; two sons, William Bergschneider and wife, Nova, Urich, and Eugene A. Bergschneider, Sherman Oaks, California; six daughters, Mary Louise Baer and husband, Louis, Urich, H. Kathryn Garriga and husband, Louis, Bridge City, Texas, Sister Cecilia (Ardella) Bergschneider, Republic; E. Elaine Urton, Branson West, Alvina Rose O'Bannon, Oak Grove, Agnes Lorraine Foster and husband, Gerald, Lee's Summit; grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Mass of Christian Burial was held June 22 at the Holy Trinity Catholic Church. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery.

BERGSCHNEIDER, Ida Elizabeth COOK
b: Feb 24 1910, Germantown, Henry Co, MO
d: Dec 31 2004, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
St. Ludger Cemetery, Deepwater Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 3 2005 - Ida E. Bergschneider, 94, Urich, died Friday, December 31, 2004, at Golden Valley Hospital. She was born February 24, 1910, in Germantown, the daughter of the late William and Marie (Festabend) Cook. She married John A. Bergschneider, who died April 15, 1989. Survivors include her children, Marilyn Parker of California, Leroy Bergschneider and wife Gloria, Urich, Janice Petrucci and husband Pat, New York, and Denis Bergschneider and wife Meri, Urich; two sisters-in-law, Laura Fick of Clinton and Magdalean Cook, Joplin; 11 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren. Her parents; husband; one infant daughter and seven siblings, Gertrude, Denis, Steve, Marie, Ambrose, Aloysia and Boniface preceded her in death. Mrs. Bergschneider was a homemaker and enjoyed quilting. She was organist and member of the Altar Society at Holy Trinity Catholic Church where she was a member. Mass of Christian Burial will be held Tuesday, January 4, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church. Interment will be in Germantown Cemetery.

BERKEBILE, Ava Dean
b: Jul 6 1935
d: Nov 14 2000

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Nov 29 2000 - Master Chief Petty Officer Ava Dean Berkebile (USN Ret.) was born July 6, 1935, and died November 14, 2000, at the age of 65 years, four months, eight days. He is survived by five stepsons, Jack Pierce of Everett, Washington, David E. Curlee, Jr. of Clinton, Henry L. Curlee, Robert W. Curlee and Jerry D. Curlee of Millington, Tennessee; 12 grandchildren; three sisters, Wilma Young of Wichita, Kansas, twins Helen and Ellen of Portland, Oregon; one brother Levon Berkebile and wife Peggy, Butler. He served 24 years in the United States Navy. He retired as a Master Chief Petty Officer and returned to Clinton to farm. He joined the Henry County Sheriff's Department and rose to the rank of chief deputy sheriff. He then moved to Sacramento, California. He joined SCPP and retired. He then moved to Millington, Tennessee, where he was instrumental in starting the Ground Support Equipment School during his tour in the Navy. He served three tours in Vietnam. One tour included his stepson, David E. Curlee, Jr. Other tours included deployments to the Antarctic aboard a Navy ice breaker, a deployment to New Zealand and four tours abroad the USS Ranger Attack Squadron U-A95. Funeral services were held Friday, November 17, and he was buried at New Salem Cemetery, Arlington, Tennessee, by the side of his wife of many years, Betty Jean Berkebile. Master Chief Berkebile was buried with full military honors.

BERKENBILE, Oney Ellen MOSER VANSEL
b: Aug 6 1931, Gravois Mills, Morgan Co, MO
d: Jun 20 2009, Deepwater, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Urich Cemetery, Bogard Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Consalus Funeral Homes

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jun 23 2009 - Oney Ellen Berkenbile, 77, Deepwater, died on Saturday, June 20, 2009, at her home. Ellen was born August 6, 1931, in Gravois Mills, the daughter of Aubrey and Viola Mae (Garrison) Moser. She married Virgil Berkenbile on September 27, 1965, in Miami, Oklahoma. Ellen spent her years taking care of her family as a homemaker. Crocheting, quilting, gardening, fishing and camping were all things she enjoyed and did quite well. Ellen was baptized on Easter Sunday, 2001, at the Pentecostal Church in Clinton. She is survived by her children, Dennis Moser and Suzanne English of Peculiar, Shirley Chiles and her husband John, Deepwater, Aubrey Vansel and his wife, Evelyn, Urich, Roger Vansel of Urich, Juanita King and her husband, Robert, Clinton, John (Eddie) Vansel of Lowry City, Joseph Vansel of Urich, Earnest (Al) Vansel and his wife, Brenda, Kingsville, Katy Johnson and Mark of Lowry City; three sisters, one brother, 24 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Preceding her in death are her parents; her husband, Virgil; her son, Charles Vansel, and two granddaughters, Stephanie and Mary Ellen. Funeral services will be June 24, at the Consalus Funeral Home in Urich, with interment in the Urich Cemetery, Urich.

BERKS, Raymond Bernard
b: May 7 1925, Montrose, Henry Co, MO
d: Feb 3 2008, 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, Feb 13 2008 - Raymond B. Berks, 82, Kansas City, Missouri, died peacefully on Sunday, Feb. 3, 2008, at New Mark Care Center, Kansas City, with his immediate family at his side. The funeral was held Wednesday, Feb. 6, at Vansant-Mills Chapel. Interment was in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton. Ray was born in Montrose. He retired from Jack Cooper Transports in 1986 after over 20 years of service, but continued his appliance repair service, started in Pleasant Hill, for many more years. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Wilma Judith (Calvin) Berks, of the home; Judith LaRue and husband Morrow D. Chadwick, Harrisonville; daughter Polly Elizabeth and husband Rod Robinson of Newton; daughter Jennifer Berks and husband Brian R. Blake, Kansas City; five grandchildren, William Ray LaRue and wife Gwen, Daniel Calvin and Adam Christopher Blake, Ashley Rae and Jaimie Rene Robinson; four LaRue great-grandchildren, Spencer William, Calvin August, Perry Ray Berks and Hope Helena Ann. Ray also leaves behind a brother, Wilfred Berks of Montrose, and five sisters, Dorothy Dennis of Sioux City, Iowa, Dolores Pratt and Helen Munsterman, both of Montrose, Esther Rise of Lee's Summit and Wilma Jochum of Colorado Springs, Colorado. He was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers, Alvin, Leo and Vernon Berks.

BERKS, Wilferd August
b: May 10 1923, E of Montrose, Henry Co, MO
d: Mar 17 2012, Appleton City, St. Clair Co, MO
bur:
St. Marys Cemetery, Montrose, Deepwater Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Hill & Son Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Mar 19 2012 - Wilferd August Berks, 91, died Saturday, March 17, 2012. He had been a resident of Appleton City Manor Nursing Home in Appleton City for the past three years. Wilferd was born May 10, 1923, on the family farm east of Montrose, the son of John Bernard Berks and Ida Ottele Baer Berks. As a youth he attended a one-room school, Lookout Primary School. After graduation from Montrose High School he served four years in the U.S. Naval Coast Guard. After being honorably discharged in 1946 he returned to Montrose to farm until his retirement in 1990. Wilferd was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus. He leaves to mourn for him, three sisters, Dorothy Dennis of Lexington, North Carolina, Dolores Pratt of Clinton and Esther Rice of Kansas City, and one sister-in-law, Wilma Berks of Kansas City. He also leaves many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by one sister, Helen Munsterman, and one brother, Raymond Berks. Funeral Mass will be at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Montrose, on Tuesday March 20.

BERNARD, Cora Myrtle SELL
b: Mar 20 1905, Leesville, Henry Co, MO
d: Feb 3 2002, 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 20 2002 - Cora Myrtle Bernard, daughter of John Wesley and Laura Bell Martin Sell, was born March 20, 1905, in Leesville, and died February 3, 2002, at Golden Valley Hospital, Clinton. She was married to Nelson T. Bernard on July 29, 1922, and to this union five children were born, two daughters and three sons. She was saved at the old Tebo Baptist Church at an early age. She was a charter member of the New Hope Baptist Church, Clinton, and at the time of her death was a member of the Clear Creek Baptist Church, Benton County. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Nelson, and all of her brothers and sisters. She is survived by her five children, Jean Taylor of Rolla, Donna Daugherty and husband, Lew, Clinton, Nelson Bernard, Jr. and wife, Rose of Cuba, New Mexico, James W. Bernard and wife, Evelyn, Sierra Vista, Arizona, and William H. Bernard and wife, Adele, Clinton, as well as 16 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren and 27 great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the Vansant-Mills Chapel on Wednesday, February 6. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

BERNARD, James W.
b: Mar 7 1940, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
d: Aug 10 2009, Windsor, Henry Co, MO
arr:
Hadley Funeral Home
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Aug 17 2009 - James W. Bernard, 69, Windsor, died Monday, August 10, 2009, at his home in Windsor. Mr. Bernard was born March 7, 1940, in Kansas City, the son of Jay Sweet Bernard and Rowena (Yount) Bernard. Jay was raised by his grandmother, Mary Yount. On January 26, 1963, at the Holy Rosary Church in Clinton, he married Betty Lou Boehler, who survives of the home. Mr. Bernard was a truck driver for Navaho Trucking, now ABF Trucking Company, for over 30 years. He also worked for a newspaper in Washington State in the printing room and in other areas of the newspaper. Jay was a member of the Assembly of God Church, Windsor, Local Teamsters Union #41, Kansas City,. and a former member of the Windsor I.O.O.F. Lodge #187. In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Mary Parker and her fiancee, Tim. Grandview, Dana Fields, Windsor; a son, Steve Bernard and his fiancee, Kathy, Deepwater; four grandchildren, Malenda and Marc Mayfield Independence, Austin Fields, Windsor, Wyatt Bernard, Deepwater; two great-grandchildren, Ethan and Gavin Mayfield, Independence, and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a brother, Johnny Bernard and a sister, Dean Bohnenkamp. A time of sharing and celebrating the life of Jay Bernard will be held August 22, at 104 Lakeview Drive, Windsor.

BERNARD, William Howard "Bill"
b: Jan 5 1940, Boulder, Boulder Co, CO
d: Jun 20 2005, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery BA-BO, Clinton, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Vansant-Mills Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jun 30 2005 - On June 20, 2005, William "Bill" Howard Bernard died at Golden Valley Hospital. He was born January 5, 1940, in Boulder, Colorado, to his parents, Nelson T. and Cora (Sell) Bernard. The family returned to Missouri when Bill was a child and he graduated from Clinton High School. In 1958, Bill enlisted in the Navy for a four-year term and was stationed in Jacksonville, Florida. While in the service, he married Adele Avery Arrington in Nahunta, Georgia, on November 24, 1961. Following his honorable discharge from the Navy in 1962, Bill and his wife moved back to Clinton and he took over the family business, Bernard's Glass and Radiator. They were blessed with two sons, William Scott in 1963 and Patrick Dirk in 1967. Bill worked until his retirement in January 2002 when he passed the business on to his son Patrick. Bill served as Exalted Ruler for the Clinton Elks Lodge 1034 and was inducted as a lifetime member in 2005. He also served as councilman on the Clinton City Council from 1967 until 1971, as chairman of the Building Ways and Means Committee and the Fire Department Committee. Bill and Adele made the most of retirement by traveling a great deal all around the country until his illness in the fall of 2004. He did enjoy his outings and spending time with friends and family. Bill loved to fish, hunt, play cards and was always ready to joke around. He was loving, giving and kind to everyone. He will be missed dearly, as a husband, father and friend. He is survived by h is wife Adele Avery Bernard; son William Scott Bernard and his wife Stacy, Springfield, and son Patrick Dirk Bernard and his wife Jill, Clinton. He is also survived by four siblings, Jean Taylor, Rolla, Nelson Bernard, Bloomington, New Mexico, Donna Daugherty, Clinton, and Jim Bernard, Sierra Vista, Arizona, along with numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held at the United Methodist Church, Clinton, on Friday, June 24. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

BERRIER, Freda Pauline PANCOAST
b: Jul 24 1915, Hale, Carroll Co, MO
d: Jul 29 1992, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur: Wharton Cemetery, Bosworth, Carroll Co, MO
arr:
Vansant-Mills Funeral Home
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Freda Pauline Berrier, daughter of Asa and Lavina Weldenhammer Pancoast, was born July 24, 1915 in Hale, Mo. and passed away July 29, 1992 at Golden Valley Hospital, Clinton, at the age of 77 years. Freda attended school in the Hale community. She attended beauty school in Omaha, Ne. She married Glendon Berrier on April 8, 1939 in Chillicothe and they made their home in Bosworth where she owned and operated a beauty shop. She was a member of the Bosworth Eastern Star where she was past worthy matron, District Deputy Grand Matron and Grand Ruth of the Grand Chapter of Missouri Order of Eastern Star. In 1970 they moved to Clinton where she and Glendon have made their home for the past 22 years. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church and Clinton Chapter Order of Eastern Star. She was preceded in death by her parents; one son Ronald Gene Berrier; one grandson Brett Arlene Berrier and nine brothers and sisters. She is survived by her husband Glendon of the home; one brother Wilbur Pancoast, Lee's Summit; one granddaughter Michelle Titus and two great-granddaughters, Heather and Natalie Titus, all of Shawnee, Ks. Funeral services were held at the First Presbyterian Church Saturday, August 1, 1992. Graveside services and burial were held at the Wharton Cemetery, Bosworth, Mo. under direction of Vansant-Mills Funeral Home of Clinton.

BERRIER, Glendon Everrett
b: Mar 7 1918, Bosworth, Carroll Co, MO
d: Mar 25 2012, Wellsville, Franklin Co, KS
bur: Wharton Cemetery, Bosworth, Carroll Co, MO
arr:
Vansant-Mills Funeral Home
Glendon Everrett Berrier, age 94, of Clinton, Missouri passed away at Wellsville Retirement Community, Wellsville, Kansas on Sunday, March 25, 2012. Funeral Services will be Wednesday, March 28, 2012, at Vansant-Mills Chapel, Clinton, with graveside services and interment in Wharton Cemetery, Bosworth, Missouri. Glendon was born in Bosworth, Missouri, the son of Virgil David and Ethel (George) Berrier. He graduated from the Bosworth High School. He was married to Freda Pauline (Pancoast) Berrier on April 8, 1939 in Chilicothe, Missouri. She preceded him in death July 29, 1992. Glendon was Supervisor for the Missouri State Hwy. Department until his retirement in 1982. After he retired from the Highway Dept. he worked for a number of years at Vansant-Mills Funeral Home. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Sunrise Optimist Club, The O.E.S, Masonic Lodge 548, Golden Valley Shrine Club and Golden Valley Mini Rods all of Clilnton. Glendon was also a member of Scottish Rite Bodies, Ararat Shrine, and the Abdullah Shrine Club, Shawnee, Kansas. Glendon was preceded in death by his parents, Virgil and Ethel Berrier; his wife, Freda Berrier; one son, Ronald Gene Berrier and one grandson Brett Arlen Berrier. He is survived by his daughter-in-law, Jeanine Berrier of Wellsville, Kansas; granddaughter, Michelle Buzzard and husband, Matt; great granddaughters, Heather Titus, Natalie Titus and Grace Buzzard all of Shawnee, Kansas; as well as a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives and a host of friends.

BERRY, L. J. Mrs.
b: abt 1862, Champaign Co, OH
d: Sep 25 1887, Clinton, Henry Co, MO

Clinton MO, Oct 8 1887 - Died in this city, September 25, of typhoid malaria, Mrs. L. J. Berry, aged 25. Born in Champaign county, Ohio and moved to this state in 1868, coming to Clinton to live the 5th of last March. Her remains were taken to Cedar Rapids, Iowa for burial. She leaves a husband and four children. Mr. Berry disposed of his personal effects Thursday and will live in Cedar Rapids.

BERRY, Marie Grace
b: Nov 3 1911
d: Jan 16 1999, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery BA-BO, Clinton, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 18 1999 - Marie Grace Berry, 87, Clinton died Saturday, January 16, 1999, at Clinton Healthcare and Rehabilitation. Graveside services will be held Tuesday, January 19, at the Englewood Cemetery in Clinton. Ms. Berry taught special education in St. Louis for 25 years, before moving to Tallahassee, Florida, where she became a registered nurse. Ms. Berry is survived by one niece, Nancy Williams, and one nephew, Leonard Lee Malotte, Sr., and wife, Shirley, and many great-nieces and great-nephews.

BERRY, Mary A.
b: Oct 9 1869
d: Mar 23 1961, Brownington, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Maplewood Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Mar 28 1961 - One of Brownington's senior citizens perished in a Wednesday night inferno which completely gutter her occupied four-room house just south of Brownington. The few remains of a human body, said to be that of Mrs. Mary Berry, 92, were found in the immediate vicinity of a rocking chair in which she was presumed seated at the time of the tragedy. Sheriff Wilbur Schmidt first arrived at the scene at 1 a.m., Thursday when the interior of the residence was a mass of burning embers. The Deepwater volunteer fire department was summoned for the purpose of cooling the embers so the few remains, which were burned beyond recognition, could be removed at about 5 a.m. Thursday by the Hurst-Jansens Funeral Home of Deepwater. Neighbors recalled seeing a light at the Berry home at about 10 p.m. Wednesday, but Mrs. Bill Hamilton, Deepwater, was apparently the first person to notice the fire to the east while at her distant home. She reportedly attempted to telephone the Ivan Bradley's of Brownington shortly after midnight and receiving no response, drove to the Bradley home to arouse the community to the tragedy. the fire had made such headway it was impossible to save any part of the build or its contents. Schmidt, who returned to the scene later Thursday morning, said the fire of undetermined origin, may have been caused by an oil-burning stove used by Mrs. Berry for cooking and heating. A resident of the Brownington community for over 50 years, Mrs. Berry had lived alone since her son, Russell, and his wife returned about March 1 of this year to Kansas City after living for some time with his mother. - Clinton MO, Mar 30 1961 - Funeral services for Mrs. Mary A. Berry were conducted Sunday, March 26, at the Brownington Baptist Church. Burial was in Maplewood Cemetery, Brownington, with Hurst-Jansens Funeral service, Deepwater in charge. Mrs. Berry, widow of the late Lafayette Berry, a retired coal miner who died about 25 years ago, was born Oct. 9, 1869, and died March 23, 1961, victim of a tragic fire. Mrs. Berry was quite active for her age and attended the Baptist Church regularly when able. Alert and interested in affairs in general, she read without the aid of glasses. She busied herself making countless rugs, quilts, etc., which she either gave away or sold. Much of her work, it was recalled, filled her home. Even the past fall was spent piecing and quilting quilts. Appreciative of any favor, she generously gave of her talents and one of those so favored was Hazel Sanders, Brownington store owner, who checked on her welfare, gave her rides to church, delivered her groceries, etc. At Christmas she had a lovely hooked rug for him. Survivors include three sons: Charles Berry, Colby, Kansas, Russell Berry, Brownington, Clarence Berry, Wichita, Kansas; five grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Preceding her in death besides her husband were a daughter Gladys, and a son who died at birth.

BERRY, Russell
b: Mar 2 1897, Whiting, Jackson Co, KS
d: Sep 2 1971, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Mt. Zion Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Sickman & Dunning Funeral Home

Clinton MO - Russell berry was born March 2, 1897 in Whiteing, Ks., and died Sept. 2, 1971 in Clinton, Mo. Funeral services were held Saturday, Sept. 4, 1971 at the Mt. Zion Methodist Church. Interment was in the Mt. Zion Cemetery under the directions of Sickman-Dunning Funeral Home, Clinton.

BERRY, Ruth Irene FUNK
b: Mar 13 1925, S of Windsor, Henry Co, MO
d: Aug 5 2007, Warrensburg, Johnson Co, MO
bur:
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Hadley Funeral Home

Sedalia Democrat, Sedalia MO, Aug 6 2007 - Ruth Irene Funk Berry, 82, of Calhoun, died Sunday, Aug. 5, 2007, at Western Missouri Medical Center in Warrensburg. She was born March 13, 1925, south of Windsor, a daughter of Albert Parker and Goldie Ann McClain Funk. On June 27, 1946, in Windsor, she was married to Edgar Ray Berry, who died May 27, 1999. She worked at the Windsor International Shoe Factory for 32 years, retiring in 1984. She enjoyed reading her Bible, quilting, doing embroidery, gardening, cooking and horses. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Calhoun. The Calhoun Colt Show Book was dedicated in her honor in 2005. Surviving are a son, Kenneth Ray Berry, and his wife, Marianne, of Edina; a daughter, Joyce Irene Williams, and her husband, Harry Earl, of Calhoun; two sisters, including her twin, Ruby Ilene Miller and Alberta Louise Crawford, both of Clinton; a brother, Herbert Lee Funk, of Windsor; four grandchildren, Robert Ray Williams, Patrick Earl Williams, Maria Theresa Berry and Christopher Ray Berry; and two great-grandchildren. She was also predeceased by a brother, Horace Martin Funk; and two sisters, Sarah Adeline Church and Roberta Maxine Baskins. Funeral services will be Thursday at First Baptist Church in Calhoun. Burial will be in Calhoun Cemetery.

BERRY, Sallie
b: Dec 18 1904, Brownington, Henry Co, MO
d: Oct 5 1993, Farmington, St. Francois Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery BA-BO, Clinton, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Consalus Funeral Homes

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Sallie Berry was born December 18, 1904, in Brownington, the daughter of William Berry and Lillie Mae Freeland. She passed away October 5, 1993 at Parkland Health center in Farmington, Mo. Sallie moved to Clinton in 1925, living there for many years. While in Clinton, she loved to go to the Clinton Senior Center. She moved to Farmington in 1986 where she was a resident of the Camelot Nursing Home. She is survived by a nephew, George Berry, Peveley, Mo.; a niece, Bonnie Senter, Potosi; three great-nieces, Gladys Berry, Barbara Cain and Hope Crocker, all of Potosi; one great-nephew, Raymond William Berry, Peveley. She was preceded in death by her parents, one brother, Virgil Berry, and a nephew, Jim Berry. Funeral services were Saturday, October 9, 1993 at Consalus Chapel. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery.

BERRY, Shelley BAILEY
b: abt 1963
d: Jan 3 2007, Warrensburg, Johnson Co, MO
bur:
Hickory Grove Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Sweeney-Phillips & Holdren

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 5 2007 - Shelley Berry, 44, Warrensburg, died Wednesday morning, January 3, 2007. She was the daughter of Bill and Judy Bailey, Clinton. Graveside services will be Saturday, January 6, at Hickory Grove Cemetery, east of Shawnee Mound on CC Highway.

BERTOLINI, Nina STRICKLAND
b: Dec 24 1936, Deepwater, Henry Co, MO
d: Jun 30 2004, Baton Rouge, LA
bur: Memorial Park Cemetery, St. Petersburg, Pinellas Co, FL

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jul 8 2004 - Nina Bertolini, 68, St. Petersburg, Florida, died Wednesday, June 30, 2004, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, following a lengthy illness. Graveside services were held Tuesday, July 6, in St. Petersburg. She was born December 24, 1936, to Glen and Opal Strickland of Deepwater and grew up in the Ohio community, moving to Lowry City where she attended high school. As a young adult she moved to Florida where she met and married Charles Bertolini. She retired in 1998 from Burdine's in Tampa. She was an excellent seamstress. She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents and one sister, Myrtle Olsen. She is survived by her children, Gina Anderson, Collierville, Tennessee, and David Bertolini, Baton Rouge, Louisiana; two grandchildren, Christa and Ryan Anderson, Collierville, Tennessee; one brother, Glen H. Strickland, Cumming, Georgia; two nieces, Chris Lingelbach and Kelly Price, and one nephew, John Strickland; also one uncle, Gene Strickland, Deepwater, and three cousins, Kay Parks and Bill Gilkey of Clinton and June Stoneking of Lee's Summit.

BERUBE, Marjorie R. BELK
b: Oct 24 1969, Newellton, LA
d: Jun 21 2011, Windsor, Henry Co, MO
arr:
Hadley Funeral Home
Marjorie R. Berube, 41, of Windsor, Missouri, died Tuesday, June 21, 2011, at her home in Windsor. She was born in Newellton, Louisiana, on October 24, 1969, the daughter of Denny Gerald Belk and Shirley Patricia (O'Daniel) Belk. On December 17, 1996, in Windsor, Mo., she married Todd Scott Berube and to this union a son was born. Marjorie attended State Fair Community College, Sedalia, Mo., where she earned her degree as a Registered Nurse. She had worked at Golden Valley Memorial Hospital, in Clinton, Mo., for almost 20 years. She had served her country as a member of the United States Air Force and had been deployed to Operation Desert Storm. Marjorie loved spending time with her son, traveling and going to amusement parks. Survivors include her son, Austin Patrick Berube, of the home; her mother and step-dad, Patricia (Pat) and John MacDonald, Nova Scotia, Canada; her step-mother, Brenda Greer, Louisiana; 3 sisters, Dene Jones, Kansas City, Mo.; and Jessica Belk and Jennifer Griggs both of State of Louisiana; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her father Denny Belk. Memorial services will be Monday, June 27, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor.

BEST, Gilbert Spencer
b: May 23 1910, Johnson Co, MO
d: Jan 29 2001, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur: Sunset Hill Cemetery, Warrensburg, Johnson Co, MO
arr:
Consalus Funeral Homes
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 31 2001 - Gilbert Spencer Best, 90, Chilhowee, died Monday, January 29, 2001, at the Golden Valley Hospital, Clinton. Graveside services will be held Thursday at the Sunset Hill Cemetery, Warrensburg. He was born May 23, 1910, in Johnson County, son of Thomas Spencer and Lucinda Irene Wasson Best. He married Okla Young, July 27, 1935, in Warrensburg. He was a farmer and had lived in the Chilhowee area most of his life. He was a member of the Shiloh Cumberland Presbyterian Church. He is survived by his wife, Okla, of the home; one son, Thomas S. Best and wife, Kristine, Fayette; four sisters, Ruby Helphrey, Bessie Woodey, both of Warrensburg, Dixie Crump, Leavenworth, Kansas, and Bernice Blanchard, Dallas, Texas; four grandchildren, Melissa Johnson, Huntsville, Alabama, Michael Best, Ashland, Gwendolyn DeSilva, London, England, Amanda Foster, Fayette; two great-grandsons, Ethan Johnson and Kenneth Foster. Preceding him in death were his parents; one daughter, Linda Sue Smith, and two sisters, Juanita Hutchins and Gertrude Noland.

BETHKE, Charlene P. SALMON
b: May 28 1927, Soldiers Grove, WI
d: Dec 19 2007, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
arr:
Vansant-Mills Funeral Home
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Dec 26 2007 - Charlene P. Bethke, 80, was born on May 28, 1927, in Soldiers Grove, Wisconsin, and died on Wednesday, December 19, 2007, at her daughter's home in Clinton. She lived a long full life. She retired from Pine Valley Manor. She enjoyed knitting, doing all kinds of crafts and spending time with her family. She was preceded in death by one son Dennis K. Bethke; husband Dennis (Bud) Bethke; both parents, Dorothy (Banta) Salmon and Sheldon W. Salmon. She is survived by one daughter Carol (Bethke) Schweitzer; son-in-law Eric W. Schweitzer; one grandson, Dennis J. Mueller; three granddaughters, Kristina (Mueller) Uetz, Kimberly (Schweitzer) Washington, and Melissa Schweitzer; five great-grandsons, Colton Kelly, Taylor and Karson Uetz, Dawson Mueller and Richard Brown Jr.; two great-granddaughters, Austine Kelly and Emma Mueller; many in-laws, nephew, nieces, cousins and friends. Funeral services will be Thursday, December 27, at Pratt Funeral Home in Richland Center. Burial will be in Richland Center Cemetery.

BETTELS, Aldine P. SCHUSSLER VOLMER
b: Nov 14 1925, Henry Co, MO
d: Aug 3 2000, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Hill & Son Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Aug 9 2000 - Aldine P. Bettels, daughter of Clem and Cecilia (Goebel) Schussler, was born in Henry County November 14, 1925. She died August 3, 2000, at Golden Valley Memorial Hospital in Clinton at 74 years of age. Aldine was raised in the Germantown area and lived there until 1970. She was united in marriage to Gene W. Volmer August 9, 1948, and to this union two children were born. She moved to Clinton in 1970 and lived there until 1987 when she moved to Montrose where she spent the remainder of her life. Her husband, Gene, died May 29, 1979. Later Aldine married Clarence Bettels April 22, 1995. She was a member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Montrose. Her family and home were very important to her and she was devoted to her family and her grandchildren. Aldine was preceded in death by her parents; her first husband, Gene Volmer, and her second husband, Clarence Bettels on May 11, 2000; one brother, Everett Schussler; one sister, Virgiline Schussler, and one son-in-law, Lynn Eye. Survivors include her son, Ron Volmer and wife Karen, Pleasant Hill; her daughter, Patty and husband, Bernard Mott of Appleton City; six grandchildren, Jamie Volmer and wife Christa, Darrick Eye and wife Kisa, Jason Volmer, Angie Volmer, Andrea Eye and Theron Eye. Funeral services were at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Montrose, Monday, August 7. Burial was in Clinton Memory Gardens.

BETTELS, Anna Theresa
b: May 10 1900, Germantown, Henry Co, MO
d: Dec 3 2000, Richmond Heights, St. Louis Co, MO
bur: Resurrection Cemetery, St. Louis, St. Louis Co, MO

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Sister Francis Marie Bettels, a centenarian and former nurse in St. Louis, died Sunday, December 3, 2000, of infirmities at St. Mary of the Angels Covent of the Franciscan Sisters of Mary in Richmond Heights. She was 100. Sister Bettels was born Anna Theresa Bettels on May 10, 1900, in Germantown. In 1924, she joined the congregation now known as the Franciscan Sisters of Mary and professed her final vows there in 1930. She earned a nursing certificate and served as a nurse at St. Mary's Health Center, the old St. Mary's Infirmary and Firmin Desloge Hospital, now St. Louis University Medical Center, all in St. Louis. She also served at hospitals in Jefferson City, Barabod, Wisconsin, and Dillon, South Carolina. Until her retirement in 1985, Sister Bettels was the sacristan at the convent at St. Mary's Hospital in Kansas City. A funeral mass was celebrated Thursday at the convent chapel. Burial followed at Resurrection Cemetery in St. Louis. There are no immediate survivors.

BETTELS, Anthony Henry "Tony"
b: Apr 3 1904, near Germantown, Henry Co, MO
d: Jul 30 1996, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
bur:
St. Marys Cemetery, Montrose, Deepwater Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Anthony (Tony) Henry Bettels was born April 3, 1904, near Germantown, the son of August and Theresa (Cook) Bettels and the youngest of seven children. He died July 30, 1996, at Vencore Hospital in Kansas City, at the age of 92 years. Tony had enjoyed good health until April 10, 1996, when he suffered a massive stroke. Tony lived on a farm northwest of Germantown until 1985 when he moved to Montrose. He enjoyed farming for a living. He attended St. Ludger's Catholic Church in Germantown before transferring to Immaculate Conception Church in Montrose in 1985. Tony was a member of the Knights of Columbus. On April 18, 1944, Tony married Bertha Goth. She preceded him in death in February 1993. Survivors include three daughters, Ruth Fink and husband Larry, of Overland Park, Kansas, Doris Morado and husband Michael Jr., and Ruby Korando and husband Mike, all of Kansas City; one sister, Sister Frances Marie Bettels of St. Louis; six grandchildren, Jason, Kenda, Jared and Suzanne Morado, and Katie and Billy Korando, all of Kansas City. Funeral services were at Immaculate Conception Church in Montrose on August 2. Burial was in St. Mary's Cemetery, Montrose. Pallbearers were nephews, Steve Westhusing, Ludger Westhusing, Robert Bettels, Mark Kleinsorge, John Kleinsorge and Norman Goth.

BETTELS, Bernadine (Sister Francita)
b: Jan 21 1896, Montrose, Henry Co, MO
d: Dec 11 1991, St. Louis, St. Louis Co, MO
bur: Resurrection Cemetery, St. Louis, St. Louis Co, MO

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Sister Francita (Bernadine Bettels) 95, passed away Wednesday, December 11, at the convent Villa Gesu, in St. Louis. She was born Jan. 21, 1896 in Montrose. She leaves two sisters, Magdalene Swaters of Montrose, and Eleanor Willenbring of Perryville. Preceding her in death were her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Bettels, two brothers, Leo of Minnesota, and Clem of Montrose; two sisters, Sr. Marietta, St. Louis, and Rose Cole, Kansas City. Funeral Mass was Friday morning. Burial was near the convent Villa Gesu in St. Louis. Relatives attending were Jim Swaters, Magdalene Swaters, Montrose, and Joan Gieselman, Clinton, Eleanor Willenbring, Perryville, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Willenbring and Jim Willenbring, Jackson, and Mr. and Mrs. Robert Wiseman of Florissant. (This grave was moved from Villa Gesu to Resurrection Cemetery, St. Louis.)

BETTELS, Bertha F. GOTH
b: Apr 15 1911, Montrose, Henry Co, MO
d: Feb 10 1993, Appleton City, St. Clair Co, MO
bur:
St. Marys Cemetery, Montrose, Deepwater Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Hill & Son Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Bertha F. Bettels was born April 15, 1911, in Montrose, the daughter of Edward and Mary (Weisman) Goth. She departed this life February 10, 1993, at Ellett memorial Hospital in Appleton City at the age of 81. She lived nearly all her life in the Montrose area. She devoted her life to her family, serving as a faithful and devoted wife and mother. She was united in marriage to Anthony H. Bettels, April 18, 1944, in Montrose and to this union three daughters were born. She was a member of the St. Ludger's Catholic Church in Germantown until its closing, at which time she joined the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Montrose. She was a member of the Altar Sodality of St. Ludger's Church. She enjoyed gardening and caring for her flowers. She also enjoyed sewing and quilting until arthritis forced her to stop. Survivors include her husband, Anthony H. Bettels of Montrose; her three daughters, Ruth Fink of Overland Park, Ks., Doris Morado and Ruby Korando, both of Kansas City; two brothers, Omer Goth of Appleton City and Ernest Goth of Clinton; one sister, Orpha Kalwei of Pleasant Hill, and six grandchildren, Jason, Kenda, Jared and Suzanne Morado and Katie and Billy Korando. She was preceded in death by her parents. She will be sadly missed by her family and friends. Services were held on Saturday, February 13, 1993, at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. Burial was in the St. Mary's Cemetery in Montrose.

BETTELS, Clarence
b: Jun 12 1927, Montrose, Henry Co, MO
d: May 11 2000, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
bur:
St. Ludger Cemetery, Deepwater Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Hill & Son Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, May 15 2000 - Clarence Bettels, 72, Montrose, died Thursday, May 11, 2000, at Research Medical Center, Kansas City. He is survived by his wife, Aldine Bettels of the home; one stepdaughter, Patty Mott of Appleton City; one stepson, Ron Volmer of Pleasant Hill; six step-grandchildren. Mass was Monday at St. Ludger's Catholic Church, Germantown, with burial in St. Ludger's Cemetery, Germantown.

BETTELS, Florence Catherine
b: Feb 21 1926, Germantown, Henry Co, MO
d: Dec 3 2009
bur:
St. Ludger Cemetery, Deepwater Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Hill & Son Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Dec 14 2009 - Florence Catherine BetteIs, daughter of Joe and Rose (Kleinsorge) BetteIs, was born in Germantown on February 21, 1926, the second of three children. She departed this life December 3, 2009, at 83 years of age. Florence attended elementary school through the eighth grade at Germantown and later in life worked to obtain her GED. Florence began working for the Clearfield Cheese Company as a laborer while she was a young woman. She continued to work there after the company was bought by Schreiber Food, Inc. and retired as a lab supervisor after almost 40 years of service. Florence lived in the Germantown area all of her life. She was a member of St. Ludger's Catholic Church in Germantown until its closing; at that time she transferred her membership to Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Montrose. Florence and her brother, Robert, have shated a home together for many years, looking after one another and enjoying each other's company. Preceding Florence in death were her parents, Joe and Rose BetteIs; her sister, Laura Fick, and one nephew, Jerry Cook. Survivors include her brother, Robert Bette's, and two nephews, Leon Cook and wife, Cathy, and Ted Cook and wife, Carol. Funeral Mass was held at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Montrose, on Monday, December 7. Interment was in St. Ludger's Cemetery, Germantown.

BETTELS, Frances
b: Jan 13 1921, Montrose, Henry Co, MO
d: Jan 6 1996, Nevada, Vernon Co, MO
bur:
St. Ludger Cemetery, Deepwater Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Hill & Son Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Funeral services for Frances Bettels will be at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Montrose, Tuesday, January 9. Burial will be in St. Ludger's Cemetery, Germantown. Frances Bettels, daughter of Frank and Anna (Tilling) Bettels, was born in Montrose, January 13, 1921. She died January 6, 1996, at Nevada Regional Medical Center in Nevada, Mo., at the age of 74. She spent most of her life in the Nevada area, except for a time which was spent in St. Louis and Hawkpoint. She worked as a housekeeper most of her life and was employed for about 18 years by Walter and Julian Franks of Nevada. She was preceded in death by her parents, one brother, Leonard Bettels, and two sisters, Ida and Hildegard Bettels. She is survived by one brother, Clarence Bettels of Montrose; two aunts, Clara Tilling of Carrolton, and Eva Tilling of Montrose, and several cousins.

BETTELS, Helen L.
b: Jun 10 1911
d: Dec 23 2001, Mahnomen, Mahnomen Co, MN
bur: St. Michaels, Mahnomen, Mahnomen Co, MN

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 11 2002 - Helen Bettels, 90, Mahnomen, Minnesota, died Sunday, December 23, 2001. She grew up in Mt. Leonard and married Leo Bettels on December 30, 1929. They farmed in Sweet Springs before moving to the Mahnomen area in 1934. Mr. Bettels died in April 1971. Survivors are three sons and three daughters; Wilbur, Helen's stepson, Leo and Bill, twins, daughters, Mary, Dorothy and Virginia. Funeral services were Friday, December 28 at St. Michael's Catholic Church in Mahnomen, Minnesota.

BETTELS, Mary WITZEL
b: Feb 10 1872
d: Mar 26 1931
bur:
St. Ludger Cemetery, Deepwater Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - The body of Mrs. Henry Bettles was found in Deepwater Creek Thursday morning, March 26th. Life was extinct, she having drowned. Her husband, Henry Bettles, testified that they had lived on a farm one mile and a half west of Germantown for the past thirty-three years. Mr. and Mrs. Bettles, their son, Andy, aged 28, and Mrs. Bettles' mother, Mrs. Mary Ann Witzel, who lives with them, arose early Thursday morning. Mrs. Bettels got the breakfast, did the usual house duties, and they noticed nothing strange about her. About 6:45 a.m. they started to church, leaving Mrs. Bettles alone, as she did not wish to go. When they returned from church about 8:30, she was not in the house and they began to search for her. Not finding her, they called a neighbor, Lawrence Witting, to come and help them. about 100 yards east of the house, on the bank of the creek, they found her coat and hat. They looked into the water and there they could see a dark object. They procured a rope with a hook on it, and managed to bring the object to where they could see that it was Mrs. Bettles' body. They then summoned James Wilson and Lloyd Dicky, who assisted in removing the body to the house. Mrs. Mary Ann Witzel, the mother, aged 82, testified that her daughter had not appeared more depressed or worried than usual on that Thursday morning. Lawrence Witting, a farmer living a mile and a half west of Germantown, who had known the family for the past 30 years, said he was getting ready to plant potatoes that morning, after returning to his home from church, when he was summoned to the Bettles' home to assist in the search for Mrs. Bettles. There, as above stated, he helped in getting Mrs. Bettles' body to the house, with the aid of Jim Wilson and Lloyd Dicky. He also said that there was a rock in a gunny sack with a rope tied to it which was wrapped twice around the body, and tied in several knots to her left arm. There was no sign of any tracks except those of Mrs. Bettles, on the creek bank, and no evidence of a struggle. Jim Wilson called the coroner, Dr. G. S. Walker, of Clinton. The other witnesses who testified, Lloyd Dicky, Andy Bettles, and James Wilson, related practically the same story, bringing out the fact that there were no bruises or bleeding places on the body, and that since she had been ill with the flu about six weeks ago, she had been more or less despondent, but had never threatened to take her life.

BETTELS, May KAUMANS
b: May 27 1898, Montrose, Henry Co, MO
d: Dec 11 1991, Appleton City, St. Clair Co, MO
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St. Marys Cemetery, Montrose, Deepwater Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Hill & Son Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - May Bettels, the daughter of Chris J. and Catherine (Kalwei) Kaumans, was born May 27, 1898 at Montrose, and departed this life at the Ellett Memorial Hospital in Appleton City on December 11, 1991, at the age of 93 years. May lived all her life in the Montrose area and devoted her life to her family as a housewife and loving mother. She was a member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. She was united in marriage to Clem Bettels on September 25, 1928 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Montrose. To this union 4 children were born. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, 7 brothers, Ted, Ed, Carl, Chris, Dave, Anthony, and Lawrence Kaumans, and one sister, Rose Rashford. She is survived by one son, Willard Bettels of Butler; three daughters, Angeline Engeman of Montrose, LaVerne Cook of Butler, Carita Shoemaker of Raytown; two sisters, Martha Bell of Kansas City, and Eleanor Engelhart of Clinton; 23 grandchildren and 31 great-grandchildren. May always took great pride and enjoyment in her flowers she kept in her yard. She will be sadly missed by all of her family and friends. Funeral services were held at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Montrose. Burial was in St. Mary's Cemetery under direction of Eckhoff-Hill Funeral Home, Appleton City.

BEYER, Douglas L.
b: Feb 20 1974, Windsor, Henry Co, MO
d: Sep 30 1995, near Climax Springs, Camden Co, MO
bur: Climax Springs Cemetery, Climax Springs, Camden Co, MO
arr:
Hadley Funeral Home
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Douglas L. Beyer, 21, Windsor, died Saturday, September 30, 1995, near Climax Springs. He was born February 20, 1974, in Windsor, the son of Dannie Lee Beyer and Dorothy Jean Woodall Beyer. He graduated from Windsor High School and was employed at Hawker Energy Products in Warrensburg. He was a member of the first Baptist Church, Windsor. He is survived by his mother and stepfather, Dorothy and James Summers, Windsor; his paternal grandmother Neva Beyer, Windsor; his maternal grandfather and step grandmother, Arnold and Betty Woodall, Sedalia; several aunts, uncles, great-aunts and great-uncles, numerous cousins and his girlfriend Mary Laymon, Windsor. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather Earl Beyer; his maternal grandmother and step-grandfather, Maurine and Forrest Null and his father Dannie Beyer. Funeral services will be Thursday, October 5, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial will be in the Climax Springs Cemetery.

BEYER, Neva FLIPPIN
b: May 29 1919, Sagrada, Benton Co, MO
d: Oct 14 2011, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur: Climax Springs Cemetery, Climax Springs, Camden Co, MO
arr:
Hadley Funeral Home
Neva (Flippin) Beyer, 92, of Windsor, Missouri, died Friday, October 14, 2011, at the Golden Valley Memorial Hospital in Clinton, Mo. She was born May 29, 1919, in Sagrada, Missouri, (now part of Truman Lake) in Benton County, the daughter of Oscar Flippin and Goldie Bell (Kindle) Flippin. On December 31, 1935, in Climax Springs, Mo., she married Earl Eugene Beyer and he preceded her in death on January 13, 1979. Neva was a licensed practical nurse and worked at the former Windsor Hospital for 35 years, many of those years as a surgical nurse. Neva was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother and loved her family dearly. After her retirement, she enjoyed genealogy. She was a member of the First Baptist Church, Windsor. Survivors include a brother, Ellsworth Flippin and his wife Mary Lou, Archie, Mo.; 2 sister-in-laws, Bercha Mae Flippin, Windsor, Mo.; and Shirley Flippin, Munford, Tennessee; and 3 nieces and 2 nephews. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a son, Dannie Lee Beyer; an infant daughter, Judith Sharon Beyer; a grandson, Douglas Lee Beyer; a daughter-in-law, Dorothy Jean Beyer; 2 brothers, Paul Flippin and Robert Flippin; and a brother and sister-in-law, Lee and Bessie Hutchinson. Funeral services will be Wednesday, October 19, 2011, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial will be in the Climax Springs Cemetery, Climax Springs, Mo.

 

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