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BRECHT, John Keith
b: Jan 27 1923, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
d: May 16 2010, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery BR-BY, Clinton, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Bradley & Hadley Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jun 23 2010 - John Keith Brecht, 87, Clinton, died Sunday, May 16, 2010, at Golden Valley Memorial Hospital. He was born January 27, 1923, in Clinton, to John Newton Brecht and Grace (Brooks) Brecht. On November 4, 1945, at the United Methodist Church in Clinton, he married Betty Jane Kreisler and she survives of the home. John was a veteran of World War II serving with the United States Navy on the Battleship Nevada. John worked as manager of Kreisler Drug, then began working in banking. He was the longtime President of Citizens State Bank in Calhoun and Clinton. John was a member of the Clinton United Methodist Church for 81 years, where he served in many different capacities. He was a founding member of the Truman Lake Community Foundation, a Past President of the Henry County Historical Society, where he received the Heritage Award, a Past President of the Clinton Arts Council and conceived the idea for the Children's Corner at the Henry County Museum. He was a 50-year member and Past President of the Kiwanis Club, Past President of the Kiwanis Club, Past President of the Clinton Camp Fire Girls, Past Exalted Ruler with the Clinton Elks Lodge #1034, past member of the Golden Valley Memorial Hospital Board of Directors, and past Advisory Board member of the Hawthorn Bank. John served as Police Judge for 12 years, was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 1894, and a member of the American Legion. In addition to his wife Betty, survivors include two daughters, Barbara Gale Bowser and her husband David, Clinton, and Karen Sue Baker and her husband Daughn, Claremore, Oklahoma; grandchildren, Lindsay Erin Elliott and her husband Paul, John Curtis Baker and his wife Nichole, Jordan Adam Baker, Rachel Anna Baker, Josiah Daniel Baker, Sarah Grace Baker, Timothy James Baker, Paul Alexander Baker, Hannah Eloisa Baker, Laurena Noel Baker, Abigail Rita Baker, Peter Alisther Baker, Mary Kate Baker, David Keith Bowser and his wife Sarah, Gregory Adam Bowser and his wife Brittany, and Deborah Bowser Shaw and her husband Justin; great-grandchildren, Olivia, Marissa, Addison, Jackson, Kaitlin, Paige, Allison, Zane and Alexis, and a sister Louise Lenke of Wickenburg, Arizona. He also leaves a special adopted family, Randy and Melody Wertz and family. We would like to express a special thank you to our angles, Lou, Sadie and Shirley. He was preceded in death by his parents' one brother Victor D. Brecht, who was killed in action during World War II, and two sisters, Jeannie Williams and Doris Vanderburg. Funeral services were Thursday, May 20, at the Clinton United Methodist Church. Private family burial was held in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

BRECKENRIDGE, Ruth McGINNIS
b: Nov 15 1909, Rayville, Ray Co, MO
d: Apr 12 1994, Blue Springs, Jackson Co, MO
bur: Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Pleasant Hill, Cass Co, MO
arr:
Wallace Funeral Home
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Ruth Breckenridge, 84, Pleasant Hill. died April 12, 1994 at Monterey Park Nursing Center of Blue Springs. She had been having health problems since 1983. She was born in Rayville on November 5, 1909, the daughter of George Robert McGinnis and Nellie May Sprinkle McGinnis. The family left Rayville when Ruth was about four years old. They lived In Texas for about five years and then moved to Chilhowee. She attended school In Chilhowee and graduated fro the Chilhowee High School in 1928. She married Ernest E. Breckenridge January 12, 1929, in Holden. They lived In several towns in this vicinity: due to Mr. Breckenridge's work with the railroad, and in 1951 they moved to Pleasant Hill to make their home. Mr. Breckenridge died January 4, 1969. She worked in the cafeteria at the Unity School of Christianity for over 16 years, retiring in 1983. She was a member of the First Christian Church Disciples of Christ of Pleasant Hill, VFW Aux. 3118 of Pleasant 11111 and the Bertha Rebekah Lodge #31 of Pleasant Hill. She had been a member of this organization for over 44 years. She Is survived by one son,Vernon Breckenridge, and one daughter, Barbara Alexander, and a foster son, Donald E. Young, all of Pleasant Hill; eight sisters, Helen Daugherty of Topeka, Kansas, Eva Deardorff of Sunrise Beach, Mary McKinzie of Chilhowee. Marjorie Humphries, Clinton. Josephine Berna of Bakersfield, Calif., Patricia Evans, Sunrise Beach, Lois Beach, Medford, Oregon. and Beverly Berkshire of Tehachapi. California: eight grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. A baby boy who died at birth preceded her In death. Also three brothers, Robert McGinnis. Ralph McGinnis, Jerry McGinnis, and one sister, Mildred Vassmer. preceded her in death. Funeral services were held at the Wallace Funeral Home of Pleasant Hill Friday, April 15. Burial was in Pleasant Hill Cemetery.

BREDEHOEFT, Melvern L.
b: Feb 18 1944, Cherokee, IA
d: Jan 1 2005, Fort Worth, TX

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 5 2005 - Melvern L. Bredehoeft, 60, Fort Worth, died Saturday, January 1, 2005, at his residence. Funeral services were Wednesday, January 5, at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Fort Worth. Burial was in Greenwood Memorial Park. He was born February 18, 1944, in Cherokee, Iowa. He served in the United States Air Force for four years and retired from Lockheed-Martin after 30 years. He was in a Scholaz Cantorum Choir and a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church. Survivors are daughter Elena Bredehoeft; son Paul Bredehoeft, both of Fort Worth; brother Elwood Bredehoeft of Indianapolis, Indiana; sister Beverly Baumann of Chicago, Illinois, and former wives Patricia Moore and Michelle Bredehoeft.

BREEDEN, Donald Dale Jr.
b: Jan 27 1959, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
d: Feb 29 1960, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Maplewood Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Consalus Funeral Homes

Clinton Eye, Clinton MO, Tuesday, Mar 1 1960 - Year old Donald Dale Breeden, son of Mr. and Mrs. Donald D. Breeden, R-2, Brownington, was rushed to Wetzel Hospital Monday morning where a few minutes later, about 7.00 a.m., the little fellow succumbed. Death was attributed to pneumonia. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, March 2, at Consalus Funeral Home. Donald Dale was born January 27, 1959 at Wetzel Hospital, the son of Donald D. and Delores Davis Breeden. Besides his parents he leaves two sisters, Deborah Kay and Kathy Alene; a brother, Denver Paul; the maternal grandparents, Paul Davis, Tipton, Mo., Mrs. Katherine McClure, Appleton City, the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Denver Breeden, Brownington; a number of uncles, aunts and other relatives.

BREEDEN, Donald Dale Sr.
b: Dec 23 1931, Monegaw Springs, St. Clair Co, MO
d: Aug 25 1962, W of Deepwater, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Maplewood Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Consalus Funeral Homes

Clinton Eye, Clinton MO, Thursday, Aug 30 1962 - Funeral services for Donald Breeden, 30, Brownington, fatally injured in a car wreck August 25, were conducted August 27, at Consalus Funeral Home. Burial was in Maplewood Cemetery, Brownington. Donald Dale Breeden was born December 23, 1931, at Monegaw Springs, the son of Denver and Opal Jones Breeden. Most of his life was spent in the Teays Chapel and Brownington vicinities. He was a 1950 graduate of Clinton High School. Recent years he spent farming in partnership with his father east of Brownington. On August 29, 1953, he married Darlene Davis of Clinton and six children blessed this union, namely, Deborah Kay 8, Denver Paul 6, Kathy Alene 4, Rebecca Lynn 2, Donna Deniece 7 months old, and Donald Dale, the latter preceding him in death on February 29, 1960, at 13 months of age. Mr. Breeden was well liked and known as a good neighbor, generous with his time and means. Besides his wife and children he leaves his parents, Brownington; a sister, Mrs. William (Wanda Mae) Corum, Kansas City; many other relatives and friends.

BREEDEN, Opal Alene JONES
b: Jun 21 1908, Montegeau Springs, St. Clair Co, MO
d: Jun 5 2001, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery BR-BY, Clinton, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Consalus Funeral Homes

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jun 25 2001 - Opal Alene Breeden was born June 21, 1908, at Montegeau Springs, daughter of Albert and Minnie Mae Grimes Jones. She died June 5, 2001. She had lived in Brownington and moved to Leeton in 1971 and just recently moved to Clinton. She married Denver O. Breeden May 23, 1928, at Osceola. He preceded her in death January 6, 1977. Her parents; one son, Donald D. Breeden; one daughter, Wanda Mae "Peg" Corum; two grandsons, Donald Dale Breeden and Albert Corum, and one sister, Mary Jones Owens, also preceded her in death. Survivors include two grandsons, Rick Corum, Las Vegas, Nevada, and Denver P. Breeden, Clinton; seven granddaughters, Sharon Johnson and husband, Ken, Olathe, Kansas, Deborah Van Baricon and husband, Pete, Clinton, Karen Swabby, Leeton, Kathy Billings, Topeka, Kansas, Patty Shach and husband, Marty, Knob Noster, Rebecca Dietz and husband, Mark, Donna Moreland and husband, Jack, all of Clinton; one brother, Albert Jones, Jr., Bishop, California; one sister, Juanita Morris, El Reno, Oklahoma; one son-in-law, William D. Corum, Warrensburg; 20 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held June 8 at Consalus Chapel Clinton. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery.

BREEDEN, R. H. "Bob"
b: Jul 12 1915, Oyer, St. Clair Co, MO
d: Feb 21 1994, El Dorado Springs, Cedar Co, MO
bur: Pleasant Springs Cemetery, Roscoe Twp, St. Clair Co, MO
arr:
Sheldon-Goodrich Funeral Home
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - R.H. ''Bob" Breeden, 78, of El Dorado Springs. died Sunday, February 21, 1994 in El Dorado Springs. Mr. Breeden was born in the Oyer community near El Dorado Springs and was a lifelong area resident. He was a retired farmer. He is survived by his wife, Pansy O. Breeden of the home; two sans. Phil Breeden of Lee's Summit. and Sam Breeden of El Dorado Springs: two sisters, Mrs. Edith Fullerton of Bozeman. Montana, Mrs. Lois Culbertson of El Dorado Springs. seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be at Tuesday. February 22, 1994 at the Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel In Osceola. Burial will be in the Pleasant Springs Cemetery near El Dorado Springs.

BREEDEN, Richard L.
b: Mar 27 1945, Harrisonville, Cass Co, MO
d: Apr 13 2007, Harrisonville, Cass Co, MO
bur: Garden City Cemetery, Garden City, Cass Co, MO
arr:
Dickey Funeral Home
Richard Leroy Breeden of Garden City, Missouri was born March 27, 1945 in Harrisonville, Missouri the son of Edgar Leroy and Hilda Odessa (Hunt) Breeden. He departed this life Friday, April 13, 2007 at Cass Medical Center, Harrisonville, Missouri at the age of 62 years and 16 days. Richard was a farmer helping his father, Roy on the farm. Later he was employed at the Casco Sheltered Workshop in Harrisonville, Missouri. He was affectingly called the "John Deere Man" at Golden Years in Harrisonville for his love of John Deere memorabilia. He enjoyed mowing, laughing and riding his bicycle. Richard liked to pester people and had a good personality. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Georgia Wainwright. He is survived by two sisters, Geneva Schrock and Bonnie B. Francy both of Garden City, Missouri; numerous nieces and nephews; other relatives and many friends. Funeral services were held Wednesday, April 18, 2007 at the Dickey Funeral Home, Garden City, Missouri with burial in the Garden City Cemetery.

BREEDLOVE, Ronald K. "Ron"
b: Feb 13 1941, Hartselle, AL
d: Dec 3 2007, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
arr:
Bradley & Hadley Funeral Home
Ronald K. "Ron" Breedlove, 66, of Clinton died Monday, December 03, 2007, at his home. He was born February 13, 1941 in Hartselle, Alabama, to John Breedlove and Ella Jeanette Hughes Breedlove. He was employed with the Kansas City Missouri Police Department for over 25 years, retiring as Sergeant in 1993. He was also a veteran of the United States Army. Ron was a member of the Clinton Arts Council, Past President of the Henry County Master Gardeners, and served on the Board of Directors of the Higginsville Parents' Association. He enjoyed gardening, canoeing, fishing, reading, traveling, tennis, the Pomme De Terre River, and was an extreme bicycling enthusiast. He was a graduate of Okemah, Oklahoma High School, Oklahoma Baptist University, and received his Masters of Public Administration from the University of Missouri, Kansas City. Ron was preceded in death by his parents, his sister Mary Sue Smith, and his twin brother Donald Ray Breedlove, who died in infancy. Surviving are his wife, Beverly Breedlove, of the home; two daughters, Rhonda Breedlove of Wichita, Kansas, and Laura Breedlove of Higginsville, Missouri; a sister, Peggy Berryman of Palm Desert, California; and several nieces and nephews. Memorial services will be held Thursday, December 6, 2007, at the Bradley & Hadley Funeral Home, Clinton.

BREHM, Herbert E. Jr.
b: Sep 10 1918, Rockford, IL
d: Feb 23 2000, Woodstock, IL

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Feb 25 2000 - Herbert E. Brehm Jr., 81, Woodstock, Illinois, died Wednesday, February 23, 2000, at Hearthstone Manor in Woodstock. Mr. Brehm was a graduate of Clinton High School and attended his 50-year reunion here several years ago. He was born September 10, 1918, in Rockford, Illinois, to Herbert E. and Laura (Barcafer) Brehm Sr. He married Rosemary Mackinnon who preceded him in death. He served in the Navy during WWII as a Petty officer First Class and was a member of the Illinois LST Association. He was a member of the Holy Family Church in Park Forest and sang in the choir. He was a member of the Lions Club, the VFW, the American Legion and the Kappa Alpha fraternity. He attended William Jewell College and received his CPA degree from the University of Wisconsin in Madison. He had been employed as an auditor and had worked for the Dovers Bank, the National Boulevard Bank, Lasalle National Bank, and Lakeside Bank. He is survived by his children, Herbert E. (Pam) Brehm III of Crystal Lake. Laurie Brehm of Scottsdale, Arizona, Rosemary Urbanick of Janesville, Wisconsin, and a granddaughter. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife and a sister Laura Brehm. A memorial service will be held on Saturday at the Skyline Memorial Cemetery in Monee, Illinois.

BRENTON, Goldia SMITH
b: Oct 3 1888, Calhoun, Henry Co, MO
d: Aug 22 1976, Meeker, CO

Meeker, Colorado - Funeral services for Goldia Brenton, mother of Mrs. Mabel Amick of Meeker, were held from the W. C. Zobel Funeral Home yesterday, August 25th, with interment following in Highland Cemetery. Mrs. Brenton passed away Sunday, August 22nd (1976), at Walbridge Wing. Arrangements were in Charge of W. C. Zobel Funeral Home of Meeker. Goldia Smith, eldest daughter of Alex and Annie Smith, was born in Calhoun, Henry County, Missouri on October 3, 1888. She came to Colorado with her father and step-mother in 1898, where her father settled at Cripple Creek and worked in the mining business. He was killed in a mine accident at Sunshine, Colorado in the summer of 1900. That year, she came with her step-mother to Pleasant Valley above Steamboat Springs where at the age of 19 she met, fell in love, and on June 26,1907, was united in marriage to Henry Frank Brenton at Oak Creek. Three children were born to this union. Goldia was preceded in death by her beloved husband and life partner, Henry, on February 2, 1971, and her eldest son, Everett James. Those left to mourn her passing are one son, Melbourne, of Farmington, New Mexico, and a daughter, Mrs. Mabel Amick of Meeker, four grandsons: James K. Amick of Morgantown, W.Va.; Thomas L. Brenton of Minneapolis, Minn.; Dr.Gerald E. Brenton of Benbrook, Tex.; and Frank Brenton of Casper, Wyo.; one granddaughter, Goldia Marie Moomey of Meeker, 14 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. (Correction due to a misprint - Goldia Smith's mother's name was Nancy E. Hudon Smith, not Annie.)

BRESHEARS, Dinver
b: Sep 20 1919, Benton Co, MO
d: Nov 4 2007, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Vansant-Mills Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Nov 29 2007 - Dinver Breshears, son of Henry B. "Poppy" and Ida Mae Breshears, was born on September 20, 1919, in Benton County. He died November 4, 2007, at 88 years of age, at Beverly Living Center-Westwood, Clinton, Missouri. On September 28, 1940, he married Mildred Dietz, who preceded him in death in November 2005. Dinver and Mildred moved to Henry County in 1948 and Dinver began working on the Spangler farm north of Clinton. In 1958, he started work at Farmer's Elevator, where he stayed until his retirement. He enjoyed helping his boys do projects, working in his garage and growing vegetables in his garden. Dinver was also an active member of the Eagles Club and valued the time he spent there with his many friends. He was preceded in death by his son Donnie; his wife Mildred; his parents; his daughter-in-law Cathey, and his brothers, Jake, Noah and Ralph. Dinver is survived by his children, Harold and wife Wanda, Jimmie and wife Christine, Lonnie and wife Donna, Lousie Rens and husband Jim, and Randy and wife Annabell; his sister Aileen and 15 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at Vansant-Mills Chapel on Tuesday, November 6. Interment was in Clinton Memory Gardens Cemetery.

BRESHEARS, Elizabeth Louise
b: Sep 27 1954
d: May 31 2011
arr:
Hill & Son Funeral Home
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jun 1 2011 - Elizabeth Louise Breshears, 56, died Tuesday, May 31, 2011. No services are scheduled at this time. Survivors include sons, Charlie Cox of Lowry City and Dusty Cox of Granville, Illinois; daughter Faith Dockery of Lowry City.

BRESHEARS, Jim
b: abt 1971
d: Sep 23 1991
bur:
Shiloh Cemetery, Benton Co, MO
arr: Reser Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Jim Breshears, age 20, lost his life September 23, 1991. He is survived by his mother and father, Elbert and Janice Ann Moorman Breshears; sisters Mildred Breshears, Carmen Black, and Sandra Davis; niece, Sarah; nephew, Kevin, and brother-in-law, Phillip Davis, all in Houston, Tx.; grandparents, Mildred and Earl Moorman, Auburn, Ill. and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins in Illinois and Missouri. Memorial services will be held Sunday September 29, 1991 at Reser Funeral Chapel. Burial in the Shiloh Cemetery.

BRESHEARS, Loyd T.
b: Oct 16 1916
d: Oct 24 1992, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur: Crustsinger Cemetery, near Wheatland, Hickory Co, MO
arr: Hathaway-Peterman Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Loyd Breshears, 76, Wheatland, died Saturday, October 24, 1992, at Golden Valley Hospital. Services will be Tuesday at the Hathaway-Peterman Chapel, Wheatland; burial in Crustsinger Cemetery, near Wheatland. Mr. Breshears was born in Bentonville in Benton County and lived in Raytown before he moved to Wheatland in 1974. He worked at the General Motors Fairfax assembly plant for 25 years, retiring in 1974. He then was a farmer near Wheatland. Survivors include his wife Ruth Breshears of the home; a son Marion Breshears, Grandview; a daughter Naomi Briggs, Wheatland; four grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

BRESHEARS, Martha "Marie" KLOTZ
b: Nov 2 1929, Henry Co, MO
d: Oct 23 2006, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery BR-BY, Clinton, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Consalus Funeral Homes

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Nov 16 2006 - Marie was born November 2, 1929, in the Bethlehem community, daughter of Harvey and Leona Wagner Klotz. She died Monday, October 23, 2006, at Golden valley Hospital. She loved traveling, especially out west, scrapbooking, car racing and reading. Preceding her in death is her parents and one brother, Donald Klotz. Survivors include one son, Randy Huey and wife, Denise; one sister, Wilma McQuitty and husband, Gene; three nieces, Paula Huckleberry; Diane Duke; Donna Buescher; one aunt, Alma Martin plus several cousins, neighbors and a host of friends. Funeral services were held October 26 at Consalus Funeral Home. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery.

BRESHEARS, Matthew Lane
b: Mar 7 2004, Fort Hood, Coryell Co, TX
d: Mar 10 2004, Fort Hood, Coryell Co, TX
bur:
Montrose Cemetery, Montrose, Deepwater Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Hill & Son Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Mar 15 2004 - Matthew Lane Breshears, three-days-old, Ft. Hood, Texas, died Wednesday, March 10, 2004, at University Hospital, San Antonio, Texas. He is survived by his father, Jason Allen Breshears of Ft. Hood, Texas; his mother, Melissa Jane Breshears, Ft. Hood, Texas; his sisters, Caitlyn Hearty and Emma Breshears of the home; paternal grandparents, Roy and Margaret Breshears; maternal grandparents, Don and Cathy Hearty; paternal great-grandparents, Ralph and Opal Breshears; paternal great-grandfather, Harry Holcomb; maternal great-grandparents, Tom and Jane Herin; maternal great-grandmother, Maxine Hearty; maternal great-grandfather, Warren Benz. Funeral services will be Tuesday, March 16, at Montrose Presbyterian-Methodist Church, Montrose, with burial in Montrose Cemetery.

BRESHEARS, Mildred Ethelene DIETZ
b: Jun 22 1920, Quincy, Hickory Co, MO
d: Nov 10 2005, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Vansant-Mills Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Nov 28 2005 - Mildred Ethelene (Dietz) Breshears, youngest child of Robert and Effie (Breshears) Dietz, was born at Quincy June 22, 1920, and died November 10, 2005, at Golden Valley Hospital in Clinton. Mildred grew up in the Quincy and Harper area and attended school at Union. Mildred had lived in Clinton for about 55 years. On September 28, 1940, Mildred married Dinver Breshears. To this union six children were born, Harold Gene, Wilma Louise, Ronald Dee, Jimmy Lee, Donnie Ray and Lonnie Dale. Mildred was a homemaker and had a talent for crocheting embroidery, making quilts and was a good cook. Most of Mildred's family received homemade gifts from her. Mildred was a loving person to her family and friends, especially her grand- and great-grandchildren. Mildred was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Clifford and wife, Louis Dietz; sisters, Cecil and husband, Lawrence Kennedy, Helen and husband George Wood, Ruby and husband Jake Breshears; a beloved son Donnie, and a daughter-in-law, Cathey Breshears. Mildred is survived by Dinver Breshears; her daughter Louis Rens and husband Jim; four sons, Harold Breshears and wife Wanda, Ronald "Randy" Breshears and wife Annabell, Jimmie Breshears and Christine Bulholzer and Lonnie Breshears and wife Donna; 11 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, four cousins; one sister-in-law, Alleen Harris; one brother-in-law, Ralph Breshears, several nieces and nephews. Mildred will be missed by all who knew her. Funeral services were held at Vansant-Mills Chapel Saturday, November 12. Burial was in Clinton Memory Gardens Cemetery, Clinton.

BRESHEARS, Opal May HARRIS
b: Dec 13 1926
d: Feb 4 2009, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
arr:
Sheldon-Goodrich Funeral Home
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Feb 4 2009 - Opal May Breshears, 82, Montrose, died on Wednesday, Feb 4, 2009, at Golden Valley Hospital in Clinton. Opal was preceded in death by her husband Ralph; one sister Velva Cooper; one brother James Harris; three sons, Ray Allen, Jammy Lee and Ronnie Eugene Breshears. Opal is survived by three brothers, Moran Harris of Clinton, Lloyd Harris of Osceola and Ed Harris of Kansas City, Kansas; two grandsons, Jason and wife Melissa, St. Charles, and Mathew and wife Tammy, Deepwater; four great-grandchildren, along with many nieces, nephews and many friends. Services will be under the direction of Sheldon-Goodrich Funeral Home in Osceola and will be at the Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel on Saturday, Feb. 7.

BRESHEARS, Ralph
b: Jun 24 1922, Fairfield, Carroll Co, MO
d: Jan 20 2007, Montrose, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Shiloh Cemetery, Benton Co, MO
arr: Sheldon-Goodrich Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 22 2007 - Ralph Breshears was born June 24, 1922, in Fairfield to Henry and Ida (Button) Breshears and died Saturday, January 20 2007, at his son's home in Montrose. He is survived by his wife, Opal Mae of the home; one son, Buster and wife. Margaret, Montrose; two grandsons, Jason and wife. Melissa, Ft. Hood, Texas, and Matthew and wife, Tammy, Deepwater; four great-grandchildren; one brother, Denver Breshears of Clinton; one sister, Aileen Harris of Lowry City. Funeral services will be Wednesday. January 24, at Sheldon-Goodrich Funeral Home in Osceola, with burial in Shiloh Cemetery, near Warsaw.

BREWER, Ada Pauline BUTCHER SHEPHERD
b: Jul 21 1920, Green Ridge, Pettis Co, MO
d: May 4 2010, Odessa, Lafayette Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery BR-BY, Clinton, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Vansant-Mills Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, May 6 2010 - Ada Pauline Shepherd Brewer 89, Odessa, (formerly of Clinton), died Tuesday, May 4, 2010, at Golden Living Center, Odessa. Funeral services will be Saturday, May 8, at the Vansant-Mills Chapel, Clinton, with burial in Englewood Cemetery. Pauline was born in Green Ridge, the daughter of William and Rosa Butcher. She was a member of the Allen Street Baptist Church and the Roberta Rebekah Lodge, Clinton. She was preceded in death by her parents, 12 brothers and sisters; her first husband, Joe Phillip Roland Shepherd, and her second husband Arthur Brewer. She is survived by her son Joe Shepherd and wife Shirley Joan, Odessa; her daughter Rozella Gordon and husband Everett, Raytown; eight grandchildren, Kevin Gordon, Paul Gordon and Greg Gordon, Jody Haney, Susan Miranda, Iris Hubband, Nancy Urniece and Roland Parshall; 28 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren.

BREWER, Arthur L. "Bud"
b: Aug 5 1918, Pleasant Hill, Cass Co, MO
d: Mar 4 2007, Marshall, Saline Co, MO
bur: Sunset Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Marshall, Saline Co, MO

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Mar 5 2007 - Arthur L. (Bud) Brewer, 88, Marshall, died Sunday, March 4, 2007, at The Living Center in Marshall. Funeral services will be held Thursday, March 8, at Campbell-Lewis Chapel in Marshall. Burial will be in Sunset Gardens Cemetery in Marshall. Born August 5, 1918, in Pleasant Hill, he was the son of the late James T. Brewer and Dora Parker Brewer. In May 1942, he married Wilma Jeanne Lilleston who died December 25,1990. He married Pauline Brewer, who survives. He had lived in Marshall the last five years, moving from Clinton and was a meat cutter for Safeway for 45 years. He was a graduate of Warrensburg burg High School and a member of the First United Methodist Church in Clinton. Additional survivors include one son Dick Brewer and wife Linda, Marshall; one daughter Mary Lee Foglesong of Harbor, Oregon; two grandsons, one granddaughter; one step-grandson; one step-granddaughter; nine great-grandchildren; one sister Edna Whiteman and husband Ed, Liberty; several nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends. In addition to his parents and first wife, he was preceded in death by three sisters, one step-grandson and one son-in-law George Foglesong.

BREWER, Conley Borden Jr.
b: Mar 19 1960, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
d: Apr 29 2007, Bryson City, NC
bur:
Montrose Cemetery, Montrose, Deepwater Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Vansant-Mills Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jun 1 2007 - Conley Borden Brewer Jr., died on April 29, 2007, in Bryson City, North Carolina. He was born March 19, 1960 in Clinton, to Conley Borden and Rhoda Maxine Woods Brewer. He was a construction worker. He was an Eagle Scout. He is survived by his mother Maxine Brewer, Iowa; his children, son Chavis Brewer and daughter Chelsea Brewer, and the mother of his children Leasa Brewer, all of Clinton; a brother Terry Brewer, Montrose; three sisters, Pamela Straw, Sheldon, Brenda Brewer, Carthage, and Lila Law, El Dorado Springs. Services were held May 5, at Vansant-Mills Chapel, Clinton, with burial in Montrose Cemetery.

BREWER, David Jeffrey
b: Feb 17 1993, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
d: May 11 1993, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur: Chilhowee Cemetery, Chilhowee, Johnson Co, MO

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - David Jeffrey Brewer was born February 17, 1993, in Clinton, the son of Ralph "Gene" and Amanda (Burgess) Brewer. The two and a half month old infant died May 11, 1993, at his home in Clinton. He is survived by his parents; maternal grandparents, David and Susan Black, Sarasota, Florida; paternal grandparents, Jeffrey and Dee Butler, Chilhowee; maternal great-grandmothers, Julie Black, Blue Bell, Pennsylvania, and Rose Ann Gordon; maternal great-grandfather and step-great-grandmother L. K. and Jayne L. Black, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; paternal great-grandparents Gene Brewer Sr. and Ann Brewer of Collins, Texas, Jerry and June Ray, Warrensburg, Don and Joann Butler, Atlanta, Georgia; maternal great-great-grandmother Gigi Morgan, Montreal, Canada; paternal great-great-grandparents Ed and Mary Lavens, Kansas City, and numerous aunts and uncles. Graveside services were Friday, May 14 at Chilhowee Cemetery.

BREWER, Dorothy Ann CRITCHFIELD
b: Mar 5 1930, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
d: Oct 22 1991, Warsaw, Benton Co, MO
bur: Cremation
arr:
Reser Funeral Home
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Dorothy Ann Brewer, 61, Warsaw, passed away Tuesday evening, October 22, 1991, at her home. She was born on March 5, 1930, at Kansas City, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Critchfield. She grew up in the Kansas City area and graduated from Northeast High School with the class of 1947. On July 5, 1951, she was united in marriage to Henry H. Brewer, Jr., in Kansas City. She and her husband lived in several cities throughout the United States, as her husband was a career United States Navyman. In 1967, they moved to their lake home in Cole Turkey Acres near Warsaw. She is survived by her husband, Bud of the home; several nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends. Cremation.

BREWER, Willard Thomas
b: Sep 13 1936, near Alton, Oregon Co, MO
d: Apr 6 2002, 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, Apr 11 2002 - Willard Thomas Brewer, son of Glenn W. and Bertha G. (Nivens) Brewer, was born September 13, 1936, near Alton, Missouri. He died as the result of an accident while working at his home near Appleton City on April 6, 2002, at the age of 65 years. He attended school at Montrose and spent most of his life in the Appleton City area. Willard worked as a welder for Peabody Coal Company in Montrose until the mine closed in 1988. He also worked for the Missouri Department of Conservation, Limpus Quarry in Harrisonville, hauled grain for Nitchals Bros. Inc. of Appleton City, in addition to his own farming. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Appleton City, Lakelanders Missouri State Campers, Hudson School Board for 12 years, Tri-County Riders Motorcycle Club, UMWA Local 1122 of Montrose and worked with neighbor children in the Hudson Hustlers 4-H Club. Willard enjoyed operating equipment, building things out of metal, photography and motorcycling. He loved to work and be around people. He was always there to lend a helping hand. Most of all he enjoyed time with his family, especially his grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; stepfather, Russell Morris, and two brothers, Conley Brewer and Clinton E. Morris. He is survived by his wife, Mabel, of the home; daughter, Cynthia Anne and husband, Larry Spangler, Jr. of Appleton City; one sister, Glenda Brewer of Appleton City; four brothers, Lance Morris and wife Marie, Rex Morris and wife Janice, all of Arlington, Tennessee, Ross Morris and wife Carol, Rockville, and Robert Morris and wife Becky, Appleton City; his grandchildren, Emily Rose, Derek Thomas and Benjamin Isaac Spangler; numerous nieces, nephews and many friends. Funeral services were at the First Baptist Church, Appleton City, Wednesday, April 10. Burial was in Appleton City Cemetery.

BREWINGTON, Joyce Lynn MILLER
b: Apr 23 1956, Windsor, Henry Co, MO
d: Jul 18 2001, Sedalia, Pettis Co, MO
bur:
Laurel Oak Cemetery BI-BY, Windsor, Windsor Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Hadley Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jul 20 2001 - Joyce Lynn Brewington, 45, Windsor, died late Wednesday evening, July 18, 2001, at Bothwell Regional Health Center in Sedalia. She was born April 23, 1956, in Windsor, the daughter of Gerald Wayne Miller and Dovie Marie (James) Miller. On April 28, 1973, in Kingfisher, Oklahoma, she married Lloyd Don Brewington, who survives of the home. She worked for Unitog Manufacturing in Clinton for 13 years and the last year and a half she worked for Wal-Mart in Clinton. She was a member of Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witness in Clinton. In addition to her husband, she is survived by two sons, Matthew Derek Brewington and his wife, Shelly, Clinton, and Mark Ryan Brewington of the home; her father, Gerald Wayne Miller, Windsor; two brothers, Donald Wayne Miller, Kansas City, and Daniel Ray Miller, Sedalia; two grandchildren, numerous uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her mother, Dovie Marie Miller, on December 8, 1997, and a brother, Earl Miller. Funeral services will be Saturday, July 21, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial will be in the Laurel Oak Cemetery.

BREWINGTON, Ruby J. TODD
b: Sep 25 1935, Boone Co, MO
d: Aug 2 2009, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
bur:
Laurel Oak Cemetery BI-BY, Windsor, Windsor Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Hadley Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Aug 4 2009 - Ruby J. Brewington, 73, Windsor, Missouri, died Sunday, August 2, 2009, at the Research Medical Center in Kansas City, Missouri. She was born September 25, 1935, in Boone County, near Columbia, Mo., the daughter of John Henry Todd and Sarah Jewell (McBain) Todd. On June 7, 1952, in Guthrie, Oklahoma, she married Oren David "O.D." Brewington, who survives of the home. Mrs. Brewington worked at the Windsor International Shoe Factory for 15 years, at U.S. Safety, in Windsor, for 5 years and for West Central Home Health Agency for 3 years. Ruby was a member of the Jehovah’s Witnesses, Clinton, Mo. In addition to her husband, she is survived by 3 sons, Terry A. Brewington and his wife Kathy, Windsor, Mo.; Lloyd D. Brewington and his wife Amy, Sedalia, Mo.; and Michael D. Brewington and his wife Linda, Marshall, Mo.; 8 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; 2 brothers, John Todd, Chickasha, Oklahoma; and Tommy Todd, Guthrie, Oklahoma; a sister, Alta Ruth White, Guthrie, Oklahoma; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by a son, James David Brewington and a granddaughter. Memorial services will be August 15, at the Jehovah's Witnesses Kingdom Hall, Clinton, Mo. Burial will be in the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

BRICKER, Elsie M. CARVER
b: Jan 29 1898
d: May 16 1998, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur: Memorial Park Cemetery, Sedalia, Pettis Co, MO

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Elsie M. Bricker, 100, Green Ridge, died Saturday, May 16, at Westwood Nursing, Clinton. She was born January 29, 1898, in Carver(?), the daughter of George T. and Mary Jane (Raines) Carver. She was married in 1929 to Earl Bricker in Marshall. He preceded her in death on May 23, 1966. She was a former member of the Green Ridge Baptist Church. She was very active in gardening and quilt-making. She farmed the family farm for years. She is survived by one son, Gordon Warren, Green Ridge; one daughter, Hazel Pollard, Green Ridge; one granddaughter, Alice M. Lower; two great-grandchildren, Jennifer S. Blanchard and Rob K. Lower. She was preceded in death by her husband, two brothers and three sisters. Graveside services will be Wednesday, May 20, at Memorial Park Cemetery in Sedalia.

BRICKER, Frankie
b: abt 1886
d: Oct 31 1890, near Calhoun, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton, MO - Died, near Calhoun, of membranous croup, Oct. 31st, Frankie, youngest child of James F. and Alice Bricker, aged 4 years.

BRICKER, John Roy
b: May 18 1879, near Leesville, Henry Co, MO
d: Aug 7 1929, Prescott, AZ
bur:
Hickory Grove Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - John Roy Bricker was born near Leesville, Mo., May 18, 1879, and departed this life in Prescott, Ariz., August 7, 1929. His wife was visiting her mother and he was planning to come to Missouri also, and wrote his wife saying that he was about ready to come. Tuesday night at 12 o'clock, he was stricken with heart trouble and passed away Wednesday at 5 p.m. Mr. Bricker was first married to Miss Leota Brown, to whom two children were born, one of whom with the mother preceded him in death. The other daughter, Mrs. Pearl Hall, resides in Kansas City. In 1909 he married Miss Jennie Wiley, who survives him. Thirteen years ago, he moved to Prescott, where he made many friends. He was always ready to help those in need and his many deeds of kindness will never be forgotten by his friends. He loved the church and gave liberally to it with time and money. His body was brought to Henry county and the funeral services were conducted at the Hickory Grove church and burial was made in the Hickory Grove Cemetery.

BRICKER, Margaret E.
b: Dec 20 1836, Washington Co, TN
d: Dec 14 1901, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Missouri, Dec 28 1901 - Miss Margaret Bricker was born December 20, 1836 in Washington County, Tennesee, and died December 14, 1901, making her nearly 66. She emigrated to Henry with her parents in the fall of 1837 and settled some two miles west of Calhoun, where she lived with her aged father, Uncle Billie Bricker. Her illness was of several months' duration and several days before her death, she knew she was to leave and asked her loved ones to meet her in heaven.

BRICKER, Mary C. BRICKER
b: Jan 30 1839, W of Calhoun, Henry Co, MO
d: Dec 26 1915, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Calhoun Clarion, Thurs Jan 6 1916 - Mrs. Mary C. Bricker, daughter of those old pioneers, the late William Bricker and wife, was born January 30, 1839, one and a half miles west of Calhoun; died December 26, 1915, in her 77th year. She married, in the early 70's, Thomas L. Bricker, and their lives were spent in and about Calhoun. She is survived by one brother, James F. Bricker, and three sisters - Mrs. Jane Parks, Mrs. Sallie A. Whitley, of Calhoun, Mrs. Wm. Whitley of Yale, British Columbia. Funeral services were held at her late home Monday afternoon, December 27, 1915. Interment in Calhoun cemetery. Mrs. Bricker was a kind neighbor and good friend, and many there are who sincerely morn her death.

BRICKER, Sarah INGLES
b: Jun 9 1815, Tennessee
d: Feb 15 1888, near Calhoun, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Died at her home near Calhoun, Sarah Bricker, wife of William Bricker, died of pneumonia on Wednesday, Feb. 15th, 1888. Mrs. Bricker was seventy-two years, eight months and six days of age, and has for a great many years resided in Henry county, in the same vicinity in which she died.

BRICKER, William C.
b: Mar 18 1816, Washington Co, TN
d: Dec 2 1902, 2.5 mi W of Calhoun, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Missouri, Dec 20 1902 - A tribute to the memory of William C. Bricker, who died at his home about two and one-half miles west of Calhoun on the morning of December 2, 1902. Uncle Billy was born in East Tennessee, Washington county, in 1816, where he was reared and was married to Miss Sarah Ingles in 1836 and moved to Mo. in 1838 and settled in Henry county west of Calhoun, on the same farm on which he died, making his home at this one place nearly 65 years. His companion died Feb. 16, 1888, leaving him to battle along the journey of life with his seven children. He was bedfast for some two months, afflicted with a large carbuncle on the back of his neck and that, with the infirmity of old age, was more than he could bear. During his last illness, he was surrounded by his many old friends and all of his children but Mrs. D. R. Whitley, who could not be present. Uncle Billy united with the Presbyterian church some six years ago. Shortly after his arrival in Henry county, he erected an old-fashioned tread mill but a short distance from his residence, which he ran for many years, grinding the corn that made the bread for the hungry and starved children of that day and older ones, too, which was highly appreciated by them. Consequently, he was widely known over Henry and adjoining counties and is still remembered by the first settlers who are living today for his kindness and hospitalities toward them during those days. Dr. John Bricker of Adrain, Bates county, was with his father during his sickness, administering to his wants. Burial in the Calhoun cemetery, following a service at his home. The family desires to thank kind neighbors for the kindness shown them during their father's sickness and death, especially Rube Jones, Arthur Parks, Gus Majors and son Ross, also Luther Richardson and James Waddell and family.

BRICKEY, Amelia Mae HUGGINS
b: Oct 20 1937, Angesworth, NE
d: Apr 10 1993

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Mrs. Amelia Mae Brickey, Green Ridge, died Sunday morning, April 10, 1993 at the age of 55 years, 5 months and 20 days. She was born October 20, 1937 in Angesworth, Nebraska, daughter of Note and Norma Uehling Huggins. On December 31, 1955, in Kansas City, she married Willis Perry Brickey, who survives of the home. Mrs. Brickey was a homemaker. Survivors include a son Willis A. Brickey, Carthage; two daughters, Robin A. Brickey, Green Ridge and Norma R. Brickey, Carthage; a foster daughter Susanne House Brickey, Carthage; several half-brothers and sisters and three grandchildren. She was a former Deer Creek Township collector and lived east of Clinton.

BRIDENSTINE, Solomon
b: Nov 27 1810, Ohio
d: May 22 1889, 4 mi NE of Lowry City, St. Clair Co, MO
bur:
Mt. Zion Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Eye, May 23 1889 - Died at his son, Samuel's about four miles northeast of Lowry City, the afternoon of May 22nd, Solomon Bridenstine. Born in eastern Ohio October 3 1810. Moved here about 1870, locating about one and one-half miles north of Mt. Zion and lived here until two years ago, when he went to his sons, due to his health. He landed in this country with less than a dollar and money but had, by thrift and economy, gotten himself a home. Eight children, five living and in this county and all married but a son, William. Old age was the principal cause of his death. He was a member of the M. E. Church at Mt. Zion and was buried in the cemetery there. His aged wife survives him.

BRIDGES, Almond Bob Jr.
b: Aug 8 1913, Windsor, Henry Co, MO
d: Aug 7 1994, Columbia, Boone Co, MO
bur:
Laurel Oak Cemetery BI-BY, Windsor, Windsor Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Hadley Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Bob Bridges, 80, Columbia, formerly of Windsor, died Sunday, August 7, 1994, at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Columbia. He was born August 8, 11913, in Windsor, the son of Almond Bob Bridges and Isabelle Peel Bridges. Mr. Bridges worked as a mail courier for the Milwaukee Railroad Company in Kansas City for about 5 years before retiring in 1975. He was an Army veteran of World War II and a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 2610, Windsor. Survivors include a brother, Bill Bridges, Sedalia; three sisters, Annabelle Nelson, Columbia, Esther Humphrey, Sedalia, Gloria Kallenberger, Kansas City, and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be Wednesday, August 10, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial will be in the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

BRIDGES, Bill
b: Sep 11 1915, Windsor, Henry Co, MO
d: Dec 1 2003, Columbia, Boone Co, MO
bur:
Laurel Oak Cemetery BI-BY, Windsor, Windsor Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Hadley Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Dec 2 2003 - Bill Bridges, 88, Sedalia and formerly of Windsor, died Monday, December 1, 2003, at the Veterans Hospital in Columbia. He was born September 11, 1915, in Windsor, the son of Almond Bob Bridges and Isabelle (Peel) Bridges. He worked at the Windsor International Shoe Factory for many years. He was a United States Army-Air Corps veteran of World War 11 serving in the European, African and Middle Eastern Theatres. He was a member of the Windsor VFW Post #2610. Survivors include two sisters, Esther Humphrey, Sedalia, and Gloria Kallenberger, Kansas City, and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Bob Bridges, and a sister, Annabelle Nelson. Funeral services will be Thursday, December 4, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial will be in Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

BRIDGES, Gayle A.
b: Mar 19 1907, Eldon, Miller Co, MO
d: Dec 30 1994, Windsor, Henry Co, MO
bur: Eldon City Cemetery, Eldon, Miller Co, MO
arr:
Hadley Funeral Home
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Gayle A. Bridges, 87, Windsor, died Friday, December 30, 1994, at Fern's Care Center in Windsor. He was born March 19, 1907, in Eldon, the son of Logan Bridges and Maude Herrington Bridges. On May 1, 1929, in Kansas City, he married Gladys Elizabeth Story, who preceded h im in death on November 26, 1990. Mr. Bridges was a carpenter and maintenance worker for the Commerce Bank of Kansas City. Surviviors include a half-sister, Vesta Floyd, Hot Springs, Ark.; a sister-in-law Verda Bridges, and a nephew, Jerry Floyd, Hot Springs, Arkansas. Funeral services were Monday, January 2, 1995, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial was in the Eldon City Cemetery, Eldon.

BRIDGES, Ramona BROWN
b: Aug 29 1929, Conway, Laclede Co, MO
d: Feb 7 1995, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur: Ft. Leavenworth National Cemetery, Leavenworth, Leavenworth Co, KS
arr:
Vansant-Mills Funeral Home
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Ramona Brown Bridges, 65, died Tuesday, February 7, 1995, at the Westwood Nursing Center, Clinton. She was born August 29, 1929, at Conway, to Jesse Lee Brown and Eunice McElfish Wantland. She was married to Don Bridges who preceded her in death May of 1993. They lived in Independence until his death when Ramona moved to Clinton. She went to high school in Clinton. She was a member of the High Street Baptist Church in Independence. She was preceded in death by her father, her stepfather and husband Don. Survivors are her mother, Eunice Wantland of Westwood Nursing Home; two sisters, Maurine Dyche and husband Warren of Niangua, and Doris Paul and husband Norman of Clinton; one brother, Charles L. Brown and wife Margaret of Plano, Texas; several nieces and nephews; one uncle and one aunt. Graveside services were held at the Leavenworth National Cemetery, Leavenworth, Kansas, Friday, February 10.

BRIGGS, A. Nadine NIGHTHART
b: Dec 23 1915, Bethany, Clay Co, MO
d: Jan 23 2011, Liberty, Clay Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery BR-BY, Clinton, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Vansant-Mills Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Mar 3 2011 - A. Nadine Briggs, 95, Liberty, died Sunday, January 23, 2011, at Ashton Court Care and Rehabilitation Center, Liberty. Nadine was born December 23, 1915, in Bethany, the daughter of Benjamin Nighthart and Doris Ruth (Wilkinson) Nighthart. She was married to "Butch" Oscar W. Briggs, who preceded her in death. She worked as a waitress until retiring. Nadine was preceded in death by her husband, Butch; her parents and two nephews, Robert L. Briggs and Robert D. Briggs. She is survived by her two nieces, Shirley Briggs, Liberty, and Margaret Smith, Denver, Colorado; two nephews, Bill Briggs and John Briggs, both of Denver, Colorado. Graveside services and interment were held in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton, on Tuesday, January 27.

BRIGGS, Alice M. GRAY
b: Jul 26 1860, Lee Co, IA
d: Mar 13 1920, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Tebo Church Cemetery, Leesville Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Alice M. Briggs, daughter of Joseph and Unity Gray, was born July 26, 1860 in Lee county, Iowa. When six years old her parents moved to Henry county, Mo., near Roseland, where she grew up to young womanhood. On the twenty second day of Oct., 1876, she was married to Daniel Briggs. To this union were born 10 children, 4 boys and 6 girls. Four girls and three boys survive - Claud E., W. H., Roy Briggs, Nellie McQueen, Joanna Delozier, Ida Fisher, Noma Snow. All live near home. She has two brothers and four sisters living as follows: Sarah Darby, Hartman, Ark.; Carolina Loveless, Revere, Mo.; Laura Briggs, Roseland, Mo.; John L. Gray, Joseph P. Gray, near Roseland. There are 26 grandchildren. She professed faith in Christ at the age of 14 and united with the Baptist church at Tebo, of which relation she kept sacred until the summons came so suddenly. She departed this life March 13, 1920. Age 59 years, 7 months and 13 days. Funeral services at Tebo Baptist Church, after which the body was laid to rest in the cemetery nearby, accompanied by a host of sorrowing relatives and friends, who deeply felt the loss of the dear one.

BRIGGS, Bert Pike
b: Mar 9 1877, St. Clair Co, MO
d: Jan 23 1927, Deepwater, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Maplewood Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Eye, Jan 1927 - Pike Briggs died at his home in Deepwater at 3 a.m. Sunday, from taking arsenic the evening before, which he dissolved in cough medicine and swallowed it. After having gone upstairs, he called to his wife and daughter, he had taken poison. Drs. Howard and Russell were called, who used the stomach pump and did everything possible to save him. Dr. W. T. Jennings, coroner, and Sheriff Jay Markle, were summoned soon after he passed away and Sunday morning called a jury together, who gave the following verdict: January 23, 1927, "We, the jury impaneled in Deepwater, Mo., to hear the evidence as to the death of B. P. Briggs, which occurred at his home, about 3 a.m., January 23, 1927, and that same was caused by poison, self administered, E. D. Edgerton, foreman, Albert Newbill, John Meyers, H. M. Dark, Cale N. Young, B. H. Campbell." Deceased was born in St. Clair county, Mo., March 9th, 1877; was married December 3, 1897, at Brownington to Miss Edna Earl Martin, and to this union two children were born - Mrs. Emmett Shankland, now of Beaumont, Texas, and Miss Edna Earl, at home. In early life he professed faith and joined the Baptist church. Funeral services were conducted at his late residence in Deepwater, Monday afternoon. Interment in Maplewood cemetery at Brownington.

BRIGGS, Caroline Frances RENFRO
b: Mar 24 1834, Kentucky
d: Feb 1923, Ironton, Iron CO, MO
bur:
Tebo Church Cemetery, Leesville Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Frances Briggs, nee Renfro, was born March 24, 1834, in Kentucky, daughter of J. H. Renfro. Came with her parents to Missouri when a small girl. She was married to Thomas Briggs February 6, 1851. They both accepted Christ as their Savior in the year of 1855 and united with Tebo Baptist church, which relation she kept sacred to the end. She was one of quite a large family. She lived to a good old age, loved and respected by all who knew her. Her husband passed away May, the 3rd, 1898. Nearly 25 years of widowhood, Aunt Fannie was a kind hearted woman, raised two children, J. B. Higdon and T. G. Ashley, on whom she bestowed a mother's love and care enduring many hardships to make them happy and comfortable. A kind and loving companion, no sacrifice too great to help her husband to preach the unsearchable riches of Christ, her Saviour, whom she was toiling night and day for. Good keeper at home and always rejoiced in the prosperity of His work as a minister. She was ever ready to help the widows and orphans, taking them into her home and hospitality, sharing with them in the best she had; always serving a good table and warm bed. She loved her church and its doctrine and ordinances, willing at all times to attend its service, contribute of her means so far as able, to its support. Her last days was spent at the Baptist Home for old people. The old physical body had worn out in faithful service for those she loved. With that her mind also weakened until the last few years of her life was a blank, but we are sure the Master had said, 'Well done good and faithful servant; thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many things, enter thou into the joys of thy Lord.' Sure are we she met her long lost loved one, where the burdens of life are all over, where joys eternal flow. Rest dear one, many of us will soon join you in that glorious home where the wicked cease from troubling and the weary are at rest. Her body was brought from the home for old Baptist people at Ironton, Mo., and taken to the Tebo Baptist church, where solemn services were held, after which her body was laid to rest beside her husband and whom she ever loved, honored and cared for. She had no children of her own, but few relatives left. It seemed those who were left were not permitted to attend the funeral. She was tenderly cared for at the Old Peoples Home, for which we thanks God and ask for it, the liberal support of the Baptist host of Mo. All this is respectfully submitted by one who knew her for 60 years. - WILLIAM BRIGGS

BRIGGS, Clarence Henry
b: Jul 7 1915, near Deepwater, Henry Co, MO
d: May 30 2007, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery BR-BY, Clinton, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Vansant-Mills Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jun 29 2007 - Clarence Henry Briggs, better known as Henry Briggs, was born July 7, 1915, to William Henry and Lydia Hougendougler Briggs near Deepwater, Henry County. The youngest and last surviving child died May 30, 2007, at Golden Valley Hospital at the age of 91 years, 10 months and 15 days. He married Mary Josie Carter on May 1, 1938, and she preceded him him death February 21, 1996. Henry helped his mother farm the home place after the death of his father, until she sold it. He and Mary Jo farmed in the Deepwater and Piper areas until 1950 when they moved to Clinton and Henry went to work for one of the coal companies, working mostly the night shift for eight years when they ran out of coal and the company moved on to Kentucky. Henry then went to work as a delivery person for Briggs and Tillman Oil Company for another 26 years, retiring in 1984. Henry and Mary Jo had no children, but enjoyed their nieces and nephews and after marrying Connie Crouse in 1998, his family grew with children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Henry enjoyed going to auctions, fiddle concerts and visiting with friends. One of his favorite memories is our big "0" birthday party shared with family and friends in 2005. Although visiting both coasts and in Mexico after his second marriage, his heart was always in Henry County. He is survived by his wife Connie of the home; in-laws, Great Batschelett, Alice and "Bob" Hilte of Montrose, June and Bill Cowden of Kansas City and Phil and Beverly Carter of Platte City; nephews and nieces, Norman and Shirley Dungan of Independence, Marcie and Randell Koountz of Columbia, Barbara and Jack Allen of California, Bonnie and Bill Winter, Esther and Gene Singer, Shelby and Marilyn Briggs, Lester and Jackie Briggs, Glen and Robina Briggs, Clyde and Donna Briggs, Wilma McKeaigg and Madilyn and Carl Elges, all of Clinton. James and Carol Briggs, Norman and Ralene Hillebrand of Deepwater and Shirley and Joe Murphy of Joplin, and many more great-nephews and nieces scattered around Missouri and the rest of the USA; stepchildren and grandchildren in Iowa, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Texas and Missouri. Funeral services were Saturday, June 2, 2007 at the Vansant-Mills Chapel, Clinton with burial in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

BRIGGS, Dorothy Lee BRANSTETTER ABERNATHY
b: Jan 29 1931, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
d: Jun 19 2001, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery BR-BY, Clinton, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Vansant-Mills Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jul 3 2001 - Dorothy Lee Briggs died on June 19, 2001, at her home in Clinton after a lengthy illness. She was born January 29, 1931, in Kansas City, to Glen Franklin and Mary Elizabeth Branstetter. Following graduation from Westport High School, she was employed by TWA. She married Robert L. Abernathy in February 1953 and had two children, Bob and Susan. They moved to Clinton in 1965 when Major Abernathy received his orders to go to Vietnam. During this time, Dorothy was the secretary at the Clinton Christian Church. She married Uel Briggs on December 15, 1973, and they enjoyed 27 years of marriage. Dorothy was an avid bridge player, a faithful member of Clinton United Methodist Church and the Golden Valley Hospital Auxiliary. She loved to laugh and had many friends. Throughout her health problems, she remained upbeat, happy and appreciative of each day. She never complained. Preceding Dorothy in death were her husband, Major Robert L. Abernathy and her father, Glen Branstetter. Survivors include her husband, Uel; mother Mary Branstetter; daughter Susan Elkins; sons Bob Abernathy and wife Sue and Wayne Briggs; sisters Liz Thomas, Clinton, Glenna Burton and husband Delmar, Lenexa, Kansas, Lenore Kay and husband Bob of Fullerton, California; four granddaughters, Lindsay and Whitney Wood and Lauren and Hannah Abernathy; a number of brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, as well as many nieces and nephews and a host of friends. Graveside services and burial was held in the Englewood Cemetery, Clinton, on Friday, June 22.

BRIGGS, Gracie Pearl COLE
b: May 6 1920, near Lincoln, Benton Co, MO
d: Jul 2 2006, Windsor, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Springfield Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Hadley Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jul 5 2006 - Gracie Briggs, 86, of Windsor, Missouri, died Sunday, July 2, 2006, at the Windsor Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Windsor. She was born May 6, 1920, in Benton County, near Lincoln, Mo., the daughter of George Hutcherson Cole and Celie Ann (Swearngin) Cole. On September 25, 1937, in Leesville, Mo., she married Arthur Roy Briggs, who preceded her in death on February 6, 1982. Mrs. Briggs was a homemaker and a farmer’s wife. She was a member of the Mt. Olivet Baptist Church, near Roseland, Mo., where she had been very active in the Women’s Missionary Union Group. Survivors include 3 sons, Danny Briggs, Knob Noster, Mo., Jim Briggs, Windsor, Mo., and Dick Briggs, Creighton, Mo.; 12 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandson; and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a son, Bob Briggs, 6 sisters, and 2 brothers. Funeral services will be Thursday, July 6, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor, Mo. Burial will be in the Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Roseland, Mo.

BRIGGS, Jerrol E. Sr. "Doc"
b: Oct 5 1917
d: Apr 28 1999, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
White Oak Cemetery, Walker Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Hathaway-Peterman Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Jerrol (Doc) E. Briggs, Sr., DO, 81, Wheatland, died Wednesday, April 28, 1999, at Golden Valley Hospital, Clinton. Doc Briggs was a retired doctor of osteopathy. He began his practice in 1941 in Urich and then in Climax Springs before moving to Wheatland in 1947 where he practiced until his retirement in 1990. He was a member of the American Medical Association and the Hogles Creek Masonic Lodge 279 and was an avid hunter, fisherman and traveler. Funeral services will be Saturday, May 1, at Hathaway-Peterman Funeral Home Chapel, Wheatland. Burial will follow in White Oak Cemetery, Clinton. Survivors are his wife, Naomi Briggs of the home; one son, Jerrol E. Briggs, Jr. of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; one stepson, Charles Payne of Kansas City, Kansas; one brother, Bernie J. Briggs of St. Catherine; two grandchildren, two step-grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

BRIGGS, Margaret L. GREEN
b: Mar 14 1928
d: Dec 22 1991, Oregrand, CA

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Mrs. Margaret (Green) Briggs, 63, of Oregrand, Ca., formerly of Clinton, died Sunday afternoon. She was the daughter of the late Clarence and Cleta Green of Clinton and was the sister of Ben Green and Daisy Craig both of Clinton. Arrangements are incomplete.

BRIGGS, Mary Edna VARNER
b: Feb 17 1902, Henry Co, MO
d: Aug 17 1994, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery BR-BY, Clinton, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Vansant-Mills Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Mary Edna Briggs was born February 17, 1902, daughter of Maurice and Della Varner. She passed away at her home in Clinton on Wednesday evening, August 17, 1994, at the age of 92 years and 6 months. She was a graduate of Deepwater High School. On December 11, 1921, she was married to Roy Edgar Briggs by Rev. J. M. Ramsey. This union was blessed with 11 children. She is survived by six sons, Uel Briggs, Glen Briggs, Lester Briggs, Shelby Briggs and Clyde Briggs of Clinton and James Briggs of Deepwater; four daughters, Wilma McKeaigg, Bonnie Winter, and Esther Singer of Clinton and Shirley Murphey of Joplin; one sister; Gladys Dunning, Clinton; twenty-four grandchildren; nineteen great-grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaughter. She was a devoted Christian and lifelong member of the LaDue Baptist Church. She was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. She was preceded in death by her husband, who passed away December 30, 1992; her parents; a brother, Ernest Varner; and an infant son. Funeral services were Saturday, August 20, 1994, at the Vansant-Mills Chapel in Clinton. Burial was in the Englewood Cemetery.

BRIGGS, Mary Jo CARTER
b: Oct 29 1916, Henry Co, MO
d: Feb 21 1996, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery BR-BY, Clinton, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Vansant-Mills Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Mary Jo Briggs, 79, Clinton, died Wednesday, February 21, 1996, at the golden Valley Memorial Hospital, Clinton. - Mary Jo Briggs was born October 29, 1916, to Phillip Carter and Ethel Birdie (Cowan) Carter. She died February 21, 1996. She was a homemaker. She loved gardening and house flowers as well as nature, flowers and birds. In her early years she attended Golden Gate Church and Lima School. She married henry Briggs May 1, 1938. They had their 57th anniversary this past May. Mary was a good neighbor, helping anyone in need. She and her husband lived on farms for many years before moving to Clinton in 1950. Mary was a woman who enjoyed the simple things in life. She loved to catch bullheads in Deepwater Creek and watch sunflowers turn their heads with the sun. She fed the birds and squirrels regularly. Mary was a talented artist and enjoyed sewing. She had a close relationship with her large family as well as many friends. She is survived by her husband, Henry, of the home; one brother, Phil Carter of Platte City, and three sisters, Greta Batschelett of Clinton, Alice Hilte of Montrose, and June Cowden of Kansas City. Funeral services were held at the Vansant-Mills Chapel, Saturday, February 24. Burial was in the Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

BRIGGS, Roy Edgar
b: Oct 14 1896, Henry Co, MO
d: Dec 30 1992, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery BR-BY, Clinton, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Vansant-Mills Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Roy Edgar Briggs was born October 14, 1896, the son of William Henry and Lydia Hougendougler Briggs, and died at the Golden Valley Memorial hospital December 30, 1992, at the age of 96 years, two months and 16 days. He was a graduate of Baird College of Clinton. On December 11, 1921, he was married to Mary Edna Varner of Clinton by Rev. J. M. Ramsey. This union was blessed with 11 children. He is survived by his wife of the home and six sons, Uel Briggs, Glen Briggs, Lester Briggs, Shelby Briggs and Clyde Briggs of Clinton and James Briggs of Deepwater; four daughters, Wilma McKeaigg, Bonnie Winter and Esther Singer of Clinton and Shirley Murphey of Joplin; one sister, Ruth Dungan, and one brother, Henry Briggs of Clinton; 24 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. He was a lifelong resident of Henry County. He started managing the LaDue Elevator in 1929 and worked there 39 years, retiring in 1968 at the age of 72. He was a devoted Christian and a member of the LaDue Baptist Church. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He kept a daily diary and could always tell you who had been there and how long it had been since you had been there. He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Raymond Briggs; sisters, Pansy Varner, Mary Minich, Myrtle Manbeck and an infant son. Funeral services were Saturday, January 2, 1993, at the Vansant-Mills Chapel, Clinton, with burial at Englewood Cemetery.

BRIGGS, Uel Leroy
b: Sep 23 1923, Ladue, Henry Co, MO
d: Nov 24 2003, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery BR-BY, Clinton, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Dec 15 2003 - Uel Leroy Briggs, son of Roy Edgar and Mary Edna (Varner) Briggs, was born September 23, 1923, in LaDue, and died at St. Luke's Medical Center, Kansas City, on November 24, 2003, at the age of 80 years. Uel lived his entire life in Henry County. He was a Navy veteran of World War II. On August 14 1943, he married Ottalee Woods Briggs. She preceded him in death July 7, 1972. On December 15, 1973, he was united in marriage to Dorothy Branstetter Briggs, who preceded him in death June 19, 2001. He was the owner of Briggs and Tillman on Company, Clinton, from 1958 to 1995. He was a member of the Clinton United Methodist Church where he served on the Finance Committee, a former Clinton city councilman, past president of the Missouri Petroleum Marketers Association, a member of the Elks, Meadow Lake Country Club and Clinton Country Club. Uel was preceded in death by his parents; his infant brother; one daughter. Judith Kay Briggs, and his first wife, Ottalee Briggs, and his second wife, Dorothy L. Briggs. He is survived by two sons, Wayne Briggs, ElDorado Springs and Bob Abernathy and wife Sue, Clinton; one daughter Susan Elkins, Clinton; five brothers, Glenn Briggs and wife Robina, Lester Briggs and wife Jackie, Shelby Briggs and wife Marilyn, Clyde Briggs and wife Donna, all of Clinton, and Jim Briggs and wife Carol, Deepwater; four sisters, Wilma McKeaigg and husband Junior, Clinton, Bonnie Winter and husband Bill, Esther Singer and husband Gene, all of Clinton, and Shirley Murphey and husband Joe, Joplin; as well as four grandchildren, Lindsay and Whitney Wood and Lauren and Hannah Abernathy, and one uncle, Henry Briggs and wife Connie, all of Clinton. Funeral services were held at the United Methodist Church, Clinton, on Saturday, November 29. Burial was in the Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

BRIGGS, Wayne Leroy
b: Jun 15 1948, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
d: Jun 28 2010, ElDorado Springs, Cedar Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery BR-BY, Clinton, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Vansant-Mills Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Aug 5 2010 - Wayne Leroy Briggs died June 28, 2010, at his home in El Dorado Springs, at the age of 62 years. He was born June 15, 1948, in Clinton, the son of Uel Leroy Briggs and Ottalee Belle Woods Briggs. Wayne was preceded in death by his parents; an infant sister Judith Kay Briggs, and his stepmother Dorothy L. Abernathy Briggs. Survivors include his stepbrother and wife, Bob and Sue Abernathy and their family and his stepsister Susan Elkins and her family. Wayne is also survived by a host of uncles, aunts and cousins on both his father's and mother's sides of the family. For the past 24 years Wayne was blessed to have the unwavering love and support of his surrogate family in El Dorado Springs, Missouri, who include Andy, Freda and Franklin Gonzalez and family, and Wayne's current caregivers, Joe and Veda Barger and their children Also missing Wayne are Larry, Gary and Dale of the home. Funeral service at Vansant-Mills Chapel, Clinton, on Thursday, July 1. Interment was in Englewood Cemetery.

BRIGHAM, Joe
b: Dec 1 1904
d: Mar 23 1992, Yuma, AZ

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Joe Brigham, husband of Velva Brigham, died Monday, March 23, 1992 in Yuma, Arizona. He is survived by his wife; two sons, Kenneth Brigham of California and Olen Porter of Oregon, also a daughter, Helen Aline Shaw of Texas. Mr. Brigham was the uncle of Charlene Bramell of Clinton.

BRIGHT, Kenneth Roy
b: Aug 7 1915, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
d: Dec 9 1995, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery BR-BY, Clinton, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Sickman & Dunning Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Kenneth Roy Bright, 80, Clinton, died on Saturday, December 9, 1995. He was born on August 7, 1915, to James and Mary Kingen Bright of Kansas City. Kenneth and Ruby Benson were united in marriage at Clarence, Mo., in 1940. He had been ill for over a year and was at the Westwood Nursing Center in Clinton. Kenneth was preceded in death by his parents and an infant son, Norman Cordell Bright in 1945. He leaves his wife, Ruby Benson Bright of the home; one son, Milton Roy Bright of Oak Grove; two daughters, Helen Elaine Neal of Warrensburg and Carolyn Marie Newton of Leeton; a brother, George M. Bright of Paris, Mo.; a sister Evelyn Stelplugh of Columbia; seven grandsons; two great-granddaughters; five step-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held on Tuesday, December 12, at the Sickman and Dunning Chapel. Burial was in Englewood.

BRINER, Arthur P.
b: Feb 1 1907, Friendsville, Wabash Co, IL
d: May 10 1992, Lee's Summit, Jackson Co, MO
bur: Kingsville Cemetery, Kingsville, Johnson Co, MO
arr:
Ben Cast & Son-Wood Funeral Home
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Arthur P. Briner, 85, Lee's Summit, passed away Sunday, May 10, 1992, at White Ridge Health Care Center in Lee's Summit. He was born February 1, 1907, in Friendville, Illinois, the son of Jesse J. and Leota Alice (Price) Briner. He moved to Kingsville in 1918 and lived there until moving to Lee's Summit in 1987. September 5, 1931, he married Dorothy Mae Jones in Warrensburg. She preceded him in death in 1987. He was a foundry foreman for Stahl Specialty Company in Kingsville, where he worked from 1948 until retiring in 1972. He was a member of the Kingsville Christian Church in Kingsville. He leaves two sons, Bill Briner, Lee's Summit, and Jerry Briner, Lone Jack; two daughters, Bobbie Ellis, Lee's Summit, and Peggy Neger, Kansas City; one brother, Bud Briner, Independence; 10 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. One son Harold Briner preceded him in death in 1968. Funeral services were Wednesday, May 13, 1991, at Ben Cast and Son-Wood Funeral Home, Holden. Burial was in Kingsville, Cemetery.

BRINK, Kenneth A.
b: Nov 11 1913
d: Mar 31 2002, Springfield, Greene Co, MO
bur: Kidds Chapel Cemetery, Chalk Level Twp, St. Clair Co, MO
arr:
Sheldon-Goodrich Funeral Home
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 2 2002 - Kenneth A. Brink, 88, Springfield, died Sunday, March 31, 2002, at St. John's Regional Health Center, Springfield. He was a retired plumber. Funeral services will be Thursday, April 4, at Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel, Osceola, with burial in Kidds Chapel Cemetery, near Lowry City.

BRISBIN, Stephen A. Sr.
b: Dec 15 1936, Holyrood, Ellsworth Co, KS
d: Aug 10 2007, Tightwad, Henry Co, MO

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Aug 17 2007 - Stephen A. Brisbin Sr., of Tightwad and formerly of Cherokee, Kansas, died at 7 a.m. Friday, August 10, at his home in Tightwad. He was born December 15, 1936, in Hollyrood, Kansas, the son of John and Ivy Brisbin. He was married to Linda Lou Adams on August 26, 1955, and to this union were born five children. He later divorced and then married Marie Griggs and has four stepchildren. He was employed by Yellow Freight for over 31 years, retiring in 1991. He was vice president and Sunday School teacher of Souls Harbor Worship Center, Tightwad. Survivors include a son Stephen A. Brisbin Jr. of Clinton and four daughters, Linda Doreen Green of Tightwad, Stephanie Ann Wolfe of Tightwad, Julia Kaye Morris of Odessa, Lisa Gail Faulkenberry of Tightwad, also four brothers, James, Bill, Vernon and Larry Brisbin, and two sisters, Louise Brooks and Mary Watson, al of Cherokee, Kansas; 17 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren and a dear friend who helped provide for his care, Linda (Cindy) Faulkenberry, and many brothers and sisters in Christ who he dearly loved. He was preceded in death by his parents, four brothers, two sisters and a great-grandson. A memorial service will be held at Souls Harbor Worship Center in Tightwad on Sunday, August 19.

BRISTOW, Jerry Stephen
b: Jan 30 1941, Jameson, Daviess Co, MO
d: Feb 16 2003, Appleton City, St. Clair Co, MO
bur:
St. Ludger Cemetery, Deepwater Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Vansant-Mills Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Feb 27 2003 - Jerry Stephen Bristow was born in Jameson on January 30, 1941, the son of Paul and Grace (Stephens) Bristow and died at the Ellett Memorial Hospital, Appleton City, on February 16, 2003, at the age of 62 years. Jerry graduated from the James High School, Jameson. He was married to Patricia Ann Maria Schussler. He spent most of his life driving a truck. He enjoyed NASCAR racing with his favorite drivers being Dale Earnhardt, Sr. and Junior. In 1991 to 1993 he had his own dirt track race car. He also enjoyed the great outdoors while hunting and fishing. He was a big high school basketball fan. He was preceded in death by his parents, Paul and Grace Bristow; one sister, Rosalie Collings; one brother, Jim Bristow, and a niece, Debbie Harris. Jerry is survived by his wife, Pat, of the home; two sons, David Bristow of Clinton and Jerry Dwyne Bristow of Montrose; two daughters, Sherri Humphrey and husband Terry, Clinton, and Tina Bellinghausen and husband, Donald, Navarre, Florida; also Loretta Kraushaar of Mesa, Arizona, and Terry Bristow of Austin, Texas; one sister, Kathryn Harow of Kansas City, and a host of grandchildren , nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. Funeral mass was held at the Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Urich, on Thursday, February 20. Burial was in the St. Ludger's Cemetery, Germantown.

BRISTOW, Thomas H.
b: Feb 1847, St. Clair Co, MO
d: Nov 19 1899, Montrose, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Montrose Cemetery, Montrose, Deepwater Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Nov 25 1899 - Thomas H. Bristow died of meningitis about 9:30 Saturday morning, November 19, in the 53rd year of his life and was buried in Montrose cemetery Sunday afternoon. Born in St. Clair county in February 1847. In May, 1862, when but little past 15, he enlisted in Co. A., 15th Regt., enrolled in Mo. militia. Sometime in the winter or spring of 1863, the Regt. was reorganized and was known ad the 15th Regt. Mo. Vol. Cav. Mustered out with his Regt. June 30, 1865 and was only 18 at the time. Leaves a widow and 3 children, the oldest about 26 and the youngest nearly 16. Tom, as he was called by his associates, was one of the "kid" soldiers of the war. He moved with his family to Montrose in Oct. 1881 and has lived near there ever since.

BRITTS, John Henry Dr.
b: Nov 1 1836, Montgomery Co, IN
d: Nov 14 1909, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery BR-BY, Clinton, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Nov 20 1909 - Dr. J. H. Britts, one of Clinton's best known citizens, passed away at his home Sunday morning, about two o'clock. While sitting up in bed, talking to Dr. J. R. Wallis, he sank back and gently fell asleep. Of this beloved Doctor, you may find a lengthy biography in the 1883 History of Henry County. A wife and three daughters, Mrs. W. D. Owen and Misses Louise and Anna Britts, survive him. Burial in Englewood. Dr. Britts lost his right leg and was severely injured at Vicksburg. He was a Confederate surgeon.

BRITTS, Mary Jane ROGERS
b: Nov 27 1820, Winchester, KY
d: Sep 18 1902, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery BR-BY, Clinton, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Missouri, Sep 20 1902 - Death of Mrs. M. J. Britts - This highly esteemed woman passed to the better world at 3:25 a.m. Thursday, at her home on South Second street, of complications arising from stomach and bowel troubles. She had been ill for nine weeks, which is the first sickness her friends ever remember, except a slight spell of fever and a chronic bowel trouble that occasioned some discomfort by spells, contracted on the trip to the hospital at Vicksburg, when Dr. Britts, their son, was wounded. She would have been 82, the 27th of November next, had she lived; was born in Winchester, Kentucky. Her daughter-in-law, Mrs. Dr. Britts, says of her: "She was the most unselfish woman I ever knew, self-sacrificing, energetic, industrious, a woman of force and a pioneer woman. I can't imagine how it will seem not to find her in her home, we shall miss her so." The last of her family as her husband was of his. Her maiden name was Mary Jane Rogers and she was married in Indiana, at the age of 15 years, to Dr. George M. Brits, December 10th, 1835. She first came to Missouri with her father's family and her husband in 1842, but returned to Indiana and then moved back in 1857 and resided with her husband on their farm 3 1/2 miles northwest of Clinton, until his death nineteen years ago, when she moved to town to be near her only son and eldest child, Dr. John Britts. Two children are dead - Miss Bettie Britts and Mrs. Alice Heiskamp. The four children living are Dr. Britts, Mrs. E. H. Reid of Cass county, Mrs. Mollie Harris west of Clinton and Mrs. Frank Taylor west of Clinton. There are 20 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. The funeral was conducted from her home Friday, and the remains laid tenderly away in beautiful Englewood to await the resurrection morn. A Universalist in belief, she had a heart that reached out in tenderest love and mercy to all God's creatures and every act and thought of her life was to do good. Hers was a blessed faith, in all the trials that come she knew there was "A pilot who will steer us in those waters where we are safest, and that at last He will guide us into the haven of eternal rest."

 

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