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COAKLEY, Christine VanGILDER
b: Dec 3 1933, Independence, Jackson Co, MO
d: Jun 15 2008, Houston, TX
bur:
Medford Cemetery, Rose Hill Twp, Johnson Co, MO
arr: Ben Cast & Son-Wood Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jul 10 2008 - Christine Van Gilder Coakley, 74, Houston, Texas, died Sunday, June 15, 2008, at Lakewood Senior Living. She had lived in Holden and Kansas City before moving to Houston. She was born Dec. 3, 1933, in Independence, to Lloyd W. and Estella A. Davis Van Gilder. She grew up on the family farm near Holden. She was a member of the Holden Community of Christ Church. On March 8, 1968, she married Robert Coakley, who died July 28, 1994. Also preceding her in death were her parents, her stepfather and one niece. She is survived by a sister, Marie Cunningham and husband Ike, Tyler, Texas, and two brothers, Paul Van Gilder and wife Joyce, Blairstown, and LeRoy Van Gilder and wife Sylvia, Holden; three nieces and two nephews. Graveside services will be held Sunday, July 13, at the Medford Cemetery near Holden.

COALE, Iver S.
b: Oct 28 1902, Coal, Henry Co, MO
d: Feb 13 1994, Osceola, St. Clair Co, MO
bur: Resthaven Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Osceola Twp, St. Clair Co, MO
arr:
Sheldon-Goodrich Funeral Home
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Iver S. Coale, 91, Osceola, died Sunday, February 13, 1994, at the Sac-Osage Hospital in Osceola. He was born in Coal. He had been an Osceola area resident the past 53 years. He was a retired farmer. He is survived by his wife Mildred "bunt" Coale, of the home. Funeral services will be Wednesday, February 16 at the Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel. Burial will be in the Resthaven Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

COATS, Nancy PINKSTON GUTRIDGE
b: Nov 12 1835, Kentucky
d: Jun 6 1924, Eaton, CO
bur:
Gutridge Cemetery, Bear Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Passing of the Pioneer. Those who lead the way into the great Mississippi valley when it was a vast wild, inhabited only by roving bands of Indians, are leaving us one by one; but there is something peculiarly interesting about them all. They loved the natural; they loved and trusted one another, and they loved and trusted God. Industrious, they gloried in accomplishment by the sweat of the brow and as they would shun the bite of the poison reptile, they spurned dishonesty, cheating, or trying to obtain something for nothing. Benevolent, they divided their stores with the unfortunate, ministered to the afflicted, and shared their meager comforts with the altars; gathered from many miles to hold camp meetings, and in time built rude churches in which they poured out their very souls in song and prayer to God. There were no pianos or pipe organs but the Angels never heard sweeter music. Nancy G. Coats was born in Kentucky Nov. 12, 1835; died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. C. A. Davis, in Eaton, Colorado, June 6, 1924. Aged 88 years 6 months and 24 days. Her maiden name was Pinkston and at the age of six her parents moved from Kentucky to Henry county, Mo., settling near Calhoun. After the death of her parents she made her home with her married sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Summers, in Bear Creek township. In December 1855, she was married to William Gutridge and moved to their new and spacious home near Bear Creek church. To this union three children were born - one daughter who died in infancy and two boys - John W. and James H., who both preceded her in the last voyage. William Gutridge, her first husband, died in 1861 and she remained a widow throughout the Civil war, enduring many hardships. In 1866 she was united in marriage to William Coats, who died in 1873. Two daughters were born to this union - Mrs. C. A. Davis, of Eaton, Colorado, and Mrs. C. A. Rice, of Montrose, Mo. This good woman lived nearly four score years in Henry county and every act of her life was worthy of praise. We remember her as a woman of 40 years, tall, graceful, modest, beautiful. A voice like a silver bell, ringing with melody as she told the sweet story of redemption when she was a girl, and of her union with the M. E. church, South. We remember her years of faithful service since then, how she had watched by the bedside of the sick and dying through the long, weary hours of night, smoothing the pillow and bathing the fevered brow, and we wonder no more why God lengthened her days. We remember at last when she seemed but a shadow of the past, patient in affliction, pure in thought, sweet in disposition, still trying to help others by enduring, without complaint, all the pangs of a heroine's death, more than conqueror of every foe, victor on every battlefield from the rising of the morning sun in the awakening vales of Kentucky 88 years ago, to the sinking of the last evening ray over the towering Rockies of Colorado, and we must say, though our hearts swell with sorrow, it is no wonder that the Messenger came with a gem-bedecked crown and took her to the "Land of the Unclouded Day." The funeral was held at Bear Creek church June 10, 1924. The remains were laid to rest in the family burying ground near the church. Nancy G. Coats remained a faithful member of Bear Creek Class, M. E. church, South, unto death. She was, perhaps, the oldest and lived a consistent member longer than any other in the history of the church. It was her desire to be brought back to the place where she lived practically all of her life for burial. She was ready and willing to go. She had not the slightest fear of death. Her faith was supreme and her hope of eternal life grew brighter and brighter until earth faded from view.

COBERLY, Eddith I.
b: Sep 4 1910
d: Nov 18 2003, Lowry City, St. Clair Co, MO
bur:
Freeman-Holsapple Cemetery, Collins Twp, St. Clair Co, MO
arr: Sheldon-Goodrich Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Nov 24 2003 - Eddith I. Coberly, 93, Lowry city, a retired clerk for Social Security, died Tuesday, November 18, 2003, at Truman Lake Manor in Lowry City. Funeral services were Monday, November 24, at Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel, Osceola, with burial in Freeman-Holsapple Cemetery, Collins.

COCHRAN, Beverly Jean OSSO
b: Mar 12 1927, Spokane, Spokane Co, WA
d: Jul 17 1993, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
bur: Cremation
arr:
Consalus Funeral Homes
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Beverly Jean Cochran was born March 12, 1927, in Spokane, Washington, the daughter of Tony and Gertrude (Roberts) Osso. She passed away July 17, 1993, at St. Luke's Hospital in Kansas City at the age of 66. She was a homemaker and had lived in Clinton for many years. She is survived by one daughter, Judy Stricklen, Clinton: three sons, Tony Switzer, Springfield, Ted Switzer and John Cochran, both of Clinton; one brother, Kenneth Osso of the state of Washington: seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband Kenneth Cochran, and a grandson Mark Walker. Funeral services were Wednesday, July 21, 1993. at the Consalus Chapel in Clinton. Cremation.

COCHRAN, Blond
b: abt 1918
d: Jun 29 2007, ElDorado Springs, Cedar Co, MO
bur: Pleasant Springs Cemetery, Roscoe Twp, St. Clair Co, MO
arr:
Sheldon-Goodrich Funeral Home
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jul 2 2007 - Blond Cochran, 89, ElDorado Springs, died Friday evening, June 29, 2007, at his home. Among local survivors are his wife Iva of the home, and two sons, Gary and Gerald Cochran of ElDorado Springs. Funeral services will be Thursday, July 5, at the Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel in Osceola. Burial will be in the Pleasant Springs Cemetery, ElDorado Springs.

COCHRAN, Bonnie L.
b: abt 1932
d: Feb 27 2004, ElDorado Springs, Cedar Co, MO
arr:
Sheldon-Goodrich Funeral Home
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Mar 1 2004 - Bonnie L. Cochran, 72, ElDorado Springs, a retired waitress, died Friday, February 27, 2004, at the Community Springs Care Center, ElDorado Springs.

COCHRAN, Howard A.
b: Mar 4 1936, Mexico, Audrain Co, MO
d: Jan 23 2007, Windsor, Henry Co, MO
arr:
Hadley Funeral Home
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 25 2007 - Howard A. Cochran, 70, Windsor, died Tuesday morning, January 23, 2007, at his home in Windsor. He was born March 4, 1936, in Mexico, the son of James Albert Cochran and Eloise Lee (Hassler) Cochran. On September 24, 1957, in Hernando, Mississippi, he married Pat Zumwalt, who survives of the home. Howard was in the "newspaper business" for most of his adult life. He and his wife owned and operated The Windsor Review for 10 years, from 1972-82. He then began working for The Plainsman and The Sedalia Democrat for several years before his retirement. Before coming to Windsor, he was part-owner of The Warrenton Banner for five years. He was a member of the Sedalia Athletic Club where he had become a certified athletic trainer. He was a member of the Windsor United Methodist Church and a former member of the Windsor Chamber of Commerce and Windsor Lions Club. In addition to his wife, he is survived by five sons, Mark Cochran, Harrisonville, Jeff Cochran, Sickierville, New Jersey, Chris Cochran, Oak Grove, Matt Cochran, Butler, and Jon Cochran, Newton, Iowa; a daughter Colette Chartier, Las Vegas, Nevada; 10 grandchildren; a half-sister, Betty Moeller, Mexico, Missouri. Funeral services will be Saturday, January 27, at the Schlanker Funeral Home, Montgomery City.

COCHRAN, Ruby Helen ROLSTIN
b: Aug 10 1918, Henry Co, MO
d: Mar 22 2002, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Tebo Church Cemetery, Leesville Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 4 2002 - Ruby Helen Cochran was born August 10, 1918, in Henry County, daughter of William Forrest and Lucy Ellen Hopkins Rolstin. She died March 22, 2002, at her home following a lengthy illness. She had spent most of her life in the Clinton area. She married Hurley Cochran in 1938 and he preceded her in death in 1991. She was employed as a floor manager for Unitog. She was the oldest living member of Tebo Baptist Church. Ruby was known for her pie baking and her passion for gardening. She was also preceded in death by her parents; one great-grandson, Dillon Walrath; four brothers, Jackie Rolstin, Donald Rolstin, Eugene Rolstin, Gordon Rolstin; three sisters, Ottalie Crow, Susie Gilbert and Flossie Bliss. She is survived by one son, Verlin Cochran and wife, Barbara, Kansas City; two daughters, Donna Walrath and husband, Gilbert, Leesville, Brenda Manion and husband, Steve, Roseland; one sister, Gladys Maxwell, Calhoun, and was well-loved by several nieces, nephews and other extended family members. Funeral services were held March 25 at Tebo Baptist Church. Burial was in Tebo Cemetery.

COCK, Archibald
b: 1797, Campbell Co, VA
d: Jun 17 1887, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery CO-CU, Clinton, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Jun 25 1887 - Archibald Cock, father of Representative W. H. Cock, died at the home of his son, two miles northwest of Clinton, Friday afternoon, June 17, in his 88th year. A native of Virginia, moving to Tennessee in 1839, when he came to Missouri. He lived in Benton County from 1839 to 1864, when he went to St. Clair and in 1876, made his home in Henry, with his son. Burial in Englewood.

COCKRUM, Andy M.
b: Dec 12 1985, Warrensburg, Johnson Co, MO
d: Aug 1 2007, Sedalia, Pettis Co, MO
bur: Green Ridge Cemetery, Green Ridge, Pettis Co, MO
arr:
Hadley Funeral Home
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Aug 3 2007 - Andy Cockrum, 21, Green Ridge, died Wednesday morning, August 1, 2007, at Bothwell Regional Health Center, Sedalia. He was born December 12, 1985, in Warrensburg, the son of Larry Morgan Cockrum and Nancy May (Ransdell) Cockrum. He enjoyed listening to all kinds of music, drawing and watching movies, especially Disney films. Survivors include his mother, Nancy M. Cockrum, Green Ridge; 2 brothers, Alfred M. Cockrum and his wife Stephanie, Marshall, and Joseph M. Cockrum, Green Ridge; a sister Teresa Crandall and her husband Dale, Higginsville; a niece Kylin; four nephews, Jacob, Michael, Jesse and John. He was preceded in death by his father Larry Cockrum, December 15, 2003. Graveside services were Friday, August 3, at the Green Ridge Cemetery.

COCKRUM, Larry M.
b: Jun 15 1941, Warsaw, Benton Co, MO
d: Dec 15 2003, Warrensburg, Johnson Co, MO
bur: Green Ridge Cemetery, Green Ridge, Pettis Co, MO
arr:
Hadley Funeral Home
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Dec 16 2003 - Larry M. Cockrum, 62, Green Ridge, died Monday morning, December 15, 2003, at the Warrensburg Manor Care Center, Warrensburg. He was born June 15, 1941, in Warsaw, the son of William Alfred Cockrum and Bessie Faye (Crowder) Cockrum. On August 28, 1966, in Ionia, at the Antioch Baptist Church he married Nancy May Ransdell, who survives of the home. He worked for the Missouri Highway Department at the Knob Noster Shed for 28 years before his retirement in 1994. He was an Army veteran of the Vietnam War. He played fiddle and guitar in two bands, Country Cross Roads and a band made up of his friends. He also helped to coach his children's T-ball and Little League teams. In addition to his wife Nancy, survivors include three sons, Alfred M. Cockrum and his wife Stephanie, Warsaw, Joseph M. Cockrum and Andy M. Cockrum of the home; a daughter, Teresa Crandall and her husband Dale, Higginsville; five grandchildren, Jacob, Jesse, Kylin, Michael and John; three brothers, Junior Cockrum, Knob Noster, Vernon Cockrum, Centerview, and Denny Cockrum, Knob Noster, and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a brother, Glen Cockrum. Funeral services will be Thursday, December 18, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial will be in the Green Ridge Cemetery.

COE, E. Robert "Bob"
b: Apr 16 1922, Chilhowee, Johnson Co, MO
d: May 15 2003, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur: Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Warrensburg, Johnson Co, MO
arr:
Hadley Funeral Home
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, May 19 2003 - E. Robert "Bob" Coe, 81 Windsor, died Thursday afternoon, May 15, 2003, at the Golden Valley Hospital, Clinton. He was born April 16, 1922, in Chilhowee, the son of Earl B. Coe and Mary Ethel (Holland) Coe. On April 7, 1951, in Warrensburg, he married Nannie Alena Christian, who survives of the home. Mr. Coe worked for the Construction laborers Union, Kansas City, on several jobs, including the Highway 50 four-lane project and dormitories at CMSU. He also farmed in the Chilhowee, Blairstown, Leeton and Windsor areas. He worked at the Lake City Munitions Plant in the 1950s. As an active Democrat, he was committee man for Windsor Township. He was a member of the Henry County Democratic Committee, a former charger member of Johnson County NFO and a member of the First Baptist Church, Windsor. In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sisters, Mary Lou Foster, Warrensburg, and Dorothy Newman, Kansas City; five nieces and two nephews and numerous great-nieces, great-nephews, great-great-nieces and great-great-nephews. He was preceded in death by an infant sister and a nephew. Funeral services were Monday, May 19, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial was in the Warrensburg Memorial Gardens.

COE, Helen Louise
b: Aug 3 1922, Augusta, Butler Co, KS
d: Mar 26 1992, Osceola, St. Clair Co, MO
bur:
Carpenter Cemetery, Chilhowee, Johnson Co, MO
arr: Sheldon-Goodrich Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Mrs. Helen L. Coe, 69, Osceola, died Thursday evening, March 26, 1992, at the Sac-Osage Hospital there. Mrs. Coe was born in Augusta, Kansas. She lived in the Clinton and Chilhowee areas and had been an Osceola area resident since 1973. She is survived by two daughters, Vivian Evans of Deepwater and Jenni Coe of the U.S. Navy in Spain; one sister, Ethel J. Underwood of Kansas City; two grandchildren. Funeral services will be Monday, March 30, at the Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel in Osceola. Burial will be in the Carpenter cemetery in Chilhowee.

COE, Mary KNAPP SHAW
b: Oct 7 1911, Green Ridge, Pettis Co, MO
d: Jul 27 1996, near Tightwad, Henry Co, MO
bur: Knob Noster Cemetery, Knob Noster, Johnson Co, MO
arr:
Hadley Funeral Home
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Mary (Shaw) Coe, 84, Windsor, died Saturday morning, July 27, 1996, at her daughter's home near Tightwad. She was born October 7, 1911, in Green Ridge, the daughter of Edwin Newell Knapp and Margaret Ann (Proctor) Knapp. On March 1, 1941, in Warrensburg, she married Nathan Shaw, who preceded her in death July 10, 1977. On June 26, 1983, in Warrensburg, she married Delmar Coe, who preceded her in death October 1987. She was a homemaker, a housekeeper at Warrensburg State University and taught school for one year at the ElDorado School, near Windsor. She was a member of the ElDorado United Methodist Church, near Windsor. Survivors include two sons, John Shaw, Kansas City, and Charles (Ed) Shaw, Atlanta, Georgia; a daughter, Deloris (Dee) Gibson, Tightwad; two stepdaughters, Frances Bates, North Port, Florida, and Vivian Moore, Windsor; two stepsons, J. L. Coe and Warren Coe, both of Independence; six grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, several step-grandchildren, step-great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Mrs. Coe was preceded in death by four sisters, Louise, Lydia, Isabell and Agnes. Funeral services will be Tuesday, July 30, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. burial will be in the Knob Noster Cemetery.

COE, Mildred Faye TOALSON
b: Mar 26 1911, 5.5 mi S of Urich, Henry Co, MO
d: Oct 19 1991, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
White Oak Cemetery, Walker Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Consalus Funeral Homes

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Mildred Faye Toalson Coe was born March 26, 1911, five and one half miles south of Urich on the family farm. her parents were Omer Allen and Nettie Jane Caldwell Toalson. She had one brother, Tilford Raymond Toalson, who preceded her in death in October, 1984. She attended Urich Elementary and High School and graduated in May, 1929. She attended Central Missouri State Teachers College for three years and then taught school at No. 8 school and Peach Grove in Cass County. She married John Moses Coe of Creighton on June 27, 1936. They made their home in the Washington, D.C. area where he worked for the Department of the Navy for twenty-eight years. After retirement they moved to Sarasota, Florida, where they lived until 1976 when they moved to Springfield, to be closer to family. John passed away in Springfield in 1980 and Mildred continued to live in Springfield until she had a stroke in 1986. She then moved to 211 South 3rd, Clinton. She passed away at Golden Valley Memorial Hospital October 19, 1991 at the age of 80 years. She was a devoted housewife and good neighbor, a perfectionist in all her activities, including housekeeping, cooking, entertaining, sewing, church activities, grooming and especially china painting. She belonged to china painting clubs and painted many items using beautiful pastels and using a painters stroke beyond compare. She and John had many friends wherever they lived. She was very active in church activities until her health failed and was a member of Calvary Presbyterian Church in Springfield. In Springfield she as John were active with the Meals on Wheels program and spent many hours delivering meals to shut-ins. She and John were loving companions and enjoyed traveling together. They had visited every state in the United States with the exception of Alaska and Hawaii. Survivors include four nieces, Roberta Jeanne Toalson Miller, Urich, Elnora Jordan, Neodesha, Kansas, Nettie Mouse, and husband, Wayne, Urich, and Kay Holt, Urich; ten great-nieces and nephews and seven great-great nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Wednesday, October 23, 1991 at Consalus Chapel, Urich. Burial at White Oak Cemetery, Henry County.

COFFEY, Clayton E.
b: Mar 4 1929, near Windsor, Henry Co, MO
d: Jul 31 2000, Windsor, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Laurel Oak Cemetery CA-CO, Windsor, Windsor Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Clayton E. Coffey, 71, Windsor, died Monday evening, July 31, 2000, at his home in Windsor. He was born March 4, 1929, in Henry County, near Windsor, the son of Buford Garfield Coffey and Delphia Ann (Campbell) Coffey. On February 27, 1948 in Windsor, he married Norine Williams, who survives of the home. He worked at Ferguson Chevrolet and Sloan Chevrolet. He drove a milk truck, a gravel truck for his brother, C. L. Coffey and most recently a water delivery truck for Rick Fosnow. He also worked at Windsor International Shoe Factory and Windsor Auto (NAPA) Store, He was a member and deacon of Mt. Olivet Baptist Church and a member of the board of directors of Laurel Oak Cemetery Association. He served with the United States Army. In addition to his wife, other survivors include two sons, Randy L. Coffey and Robin D. Coffey, both of Windsor; a brother C. L. Coffey, Windsor; three granddaughters; a grandson; three great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Agnes Swisher and Verdie Nations; two brothers, Finis Coffey and Boss Coffey and a nephew, Dennis Coffey. Funeral services will be Thursday, 11 a.m., at the First Baptist Church, Windsor, with burial in Laurel Oak Cemetery.

COFFEY, David Junior
b: Mar 3 1923, Stewartsville, DeKalb Co, MO
d: Nov 23 2004, Cass Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery CO-CU, Clinton, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Vansant-Mills Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Dec 13 2004 - David Junior Coffey was born March 3, 1923, at Stewartsville. He went home on November 23, 2004, in Cass County, en route to Clinton. He served in the Army from 1943 to 1946. In 1944 he married Aileen Johns in England. From this marriage four children were born. She preceded him in death. In 1962 he was united in marriage to Violet (Lashley) at St. Joseph. To this marriage two children were born. He was a meat cutter for Swift and Co. for 28 years. After that he became a carpenter/farmer, but always he was a gardener and a fisherman. He was a member of First Assembly of God Church in Clinton for 18 years. Through the years he served as a deacon, Sunday School teacher and superintendent of the Sunday School. His commitment to the Lord was unwavering. He was a man of hard work and few words, except when it was time to praise the Lord. He was preceded in death by his parents Levi and Dorothy Coffey, Stewartsville; a sister Mary Lee Sutton, Stewartsville. David leaves a loving family; his wife of 42 years, Violet of Clinton; daughter Patsy and Dennis Easter of Oxnard, California; son David and Diane Coffey of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; daughter Brenda Coffey Greene of Clinton; daughter Mary Lynn Cordova of Leeton; son Marc Nathan Coffey of Chilhowee and son Joel Curtis and Cindy Coffey of Sedalia, as well as 13 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; one brother Curtis Coffey and wife Freda, Easton; two sisters Adeline Whiteley of Gower and Dottie Jean Banmon of Easton, also many nieces and nephews. He gave of his strength for God, his family and his country. He always took the heavy end of the load and he was faithful in all his house. He will be sorely missed by his family, his church, his friends and neighbors who loved him. He can't come back to us, but we can go to him. Funeral services were held at the First Assembly of God Church Saturday, November 27. Interment was in the Englewood Cemetery.

COFFEY, Jimmie Len "Jack"
b: Oct 13 1953, Windsor, Henry Co, MO
d: Jan 15 2005, St. Louis, St. Louis Co, MO
bur:
Laurel Oak Cemetery CA-CO, Windsor, Windsor Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Hadley Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 17 2005 - Jimmie Len "Jack" Coffey, 51, St. Louis, formerly of Windsor, died Saturday afternoon, January 15, 2005, at the St. Alexius Hospital in St. Louis. He was born October 13, 1953, in Windsor, the son of Charles Lewis Coffey and Peggy Sue (Tindle) Coffey. On August 31, 1973, at the First Baptist Church in Windsor, "Jack" (as his friends knew him) married DeLisa Lynn Roberson. He graduated from Windsor High School and attended Central Missouri State College. He worked for the rock Island Railroad out of the Windsor Substation, worked at the Windsor Rendering Plant and drove an oil tanker truck while living in Corpus Christi, Texas. He was a member of the Plaza Heights Baptist Church, Blue Springs. Survivors include his parents, C.L. and Peggy Coffey, Windsor; two sons, Jason M. Coffey and Eric J. Coffey, both of Blue Springs; a brother Chuck Coffey, Windsor; a sister Charlotte Nevius, Louisiana, Missouri; a granddaughter, Calea Coffey, and several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by a brother Dennis Coffey and a grandson, Dalton Tyler Coffey. Funeral services will be Tuesday, January 18, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial will be in Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

COGLE, Evelyn Yvonne WEST
b: Aug 24 1948, Waco, TX
d: Jun 3 2003, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Montrose Cemetery, Montrose, Deepwater Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Consalus Funeral Homes

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jun 4 2003 - Evelyn Yvonne West Cogle, 54, Montrose, died Tuesday, June 3, 2003, at Golden Valley Hospital. Funeral services will be held Saturday, June 7, at Consalus-Bradley Chapel, with burial in Montrose Cemetery. She was born August 24, 1948, in Waco, Texas, daughter of Carl and Dorothy West. She had lived in Missouri the last 16 years. She worked as a cook at the Appleton City Manor. Preceding her in death were her mother, Dorothy West; two nieces, LaJauana West, Laurie Collins, and one nephew, Brandon Parsons. Survivors include her husband, John, of the home; parents, Carl and and Miriam West, Chilton, Texas; two stepsons, John Cogle, Jr. and Marvin Cogle; seven sisters, Kay West, Belton, Texas; Debra Chandler and husband Bill, Belton, Texas, Teresa Schultz and husband Max, Killeen, Texas, Twila Harris and husband Thomas, Rockdale, Texas, Shirley Pack and husband Ernest, Waco, Texas, Miaya Lawson, Sanger Texas, Candy Hall and husband Rodney, Chilton, Texas; two brothers, Dale (rusty) Robinson, Pflugerville, Texas, Carl (Sandy) West, Jr., Azell, Texas; one sister-in-law, Charlene Mamer; four step-grandchildren, 17 nieces and nephews and seven great-nieces and nephews.

COGLE, Marvin Thomas III
b: Dec 3 1969
d: Oct 15 2006, Independence, Jackson Co, MO
bur: Memorial Park Cemetery, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Oct 17 2006 - Marvin Thomas Cogle III, 36, Independence, died Sunday, October 15, 2006, at his home. Funeral services will be Thursday, October 19, at Park Lawn Chapel, with burial in Memorial Park Cemetery. His father resides in Montrose.

COHENOUR, John C.
b: Jun 29 1859, Brown Co, IL
d: Apr 20 1928, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur: Newton Cemetery, Nevada, Vernon Co, MO

Clinton MO - John C. Cohenour died at the home of his son, G. A. Cohenour, on South Main street, Friday, April 20, 1928, with a severe spinal trouble, from which he had been suffering for a number of years. Nothing known to medical science was left untried. Two years ago he was taken to Research hospital, in Kansas City. Then a year ago his daughter-in-law, Mrs. G. a. Cohenour, took him to Mayos, at Rochester, Minn. There they told her nothing could be done; that his earthly stay would be short; to take him home, and make him just as happy and comfortable as she could. She needed no such injunction, as she loved him as devotedly as her own father, for when she was but a tiny girl, he had been her neighbor and her family's dearest friend. She and his son grew up together as playmates, then sweethearts, and when they were married, her husband's father was her father. He was born in Brown county, Ill., near Clayton, June 29th, 1859. When he was two years old, his parents moved to Lawrence, Kans., then to Vernon county, in 1867, which was his home until he moved to Clinton. He was united in marriage with Lucy A. Allen November 16, 1890. She passed into eternity just six years ago this month. Two children were given to this union, both of whom are living. They are: G. A. Cohenour, of Clinton, and Mrs. H. C. Walker of Eldorado Springs. There are three grandsons. She also leaves three sisters - Mrs. Allie Linthicum, of Bronaugh, Mo.; Mrs. C. Brubaker, Holton, Kans., and Mrs. Belle Cathun, Long Beach, Cal. Mrs. Walker and Mrs. Linthicum were here before he died. He was converted in his youth, and united with the Presbyterian church. Later he joined the Baptist church, and belonged to the Clinton church at the time of his death. Since coming here, however, he attended the M. E. Church, South, most of the time with his son and daughter-in-law. He was a fine Christian gentleman of the highest integrity, with a happy disposition, which radiated sunshine and happiness through all these months of pain. He was an architect and contractor, and had always been very active. When his wife died, he came to Clinton to make his home with his son, taking up cabinet making. He was always interested in antique furniture, so made a specialty of refinishing it and bringing back its natural beauty. Two years ago his physical condition became such that he could work but little and the last year he was unable to do anything. This troubled him as he enjoyed his trade and was happiest when busy. His son and daughter-in-law gave him the tenderest care. They never allowed him to be lonesome a minute in the day. His every wish was gratified. He enjoyed the out of doors and seemed to breath better when he drove in the car and for hours after he got home. Mrs. Cohenour planned all the bright, happy things for him, and she made every minute of this last year just as happy as possible. She left nothing undone. She took him on many motor rides, on gay little trips that would not tire him too much that gave him something new to think about. He went the last time Wednesday. The writer saw him pass and thought how well he looked. The next day he was unable to go and was in much pain. Friday he was hopeful and cheerful, and told his daughter-in-law he must take a little ride - but he was going on his last trip, this time to meet his beloved wife and his Saviour. This was the happiest journey of all. The funeral was conducted at the M. E. Church, South, Sunday. His body was then taken to Nevada and laid in Newton cemetery beside his wife.

COKE, Betty L. PENNINGTON
b: Jul 19 1930, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
d: Mar 1 2007, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur: Cremation
arr:
Consalus Funeral Homes
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Mar 2 2007 - Betty L. Coke, 76, Clinton, died at her home, March 1, 2007. Services will be held Tuesday, March 6, at Consalus Funeral Home with cremation to follow. Betty was born July 19, 1930, in Clinton, Missouri, daughter of Carl and Helen Mallory Pennington. She was married to Merle E. Coke, Sr. She was an avid reader, loved receiving calls from her grandchildren who helped her and made her very happy. She is preceded in death by her parents, husband and three brothers, Howard, William and Harry Pennington. Survivors include her five sons, Larry Coke and wife, Alice; Tony Coke; Merle Coke, Jr. and wife, Kristi; Rickey Coke; Michael Coke; three daughters, Delliah Womble and husband, Nick; Shirley Johnson and husband, Earl; Sandy Deeds and husband, David; twenty-two grandchildren; twenty-four great-grandchildren; numerous great-great-grandchildren; plus several nieces and nephews.

COKE, Merle Edgar Sr.
b: Aug 11 1924, Creighton, Cass Co, MO
d: Nov 17 2001, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery CO-CU, Clinton, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Consalus Funeral Homes

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Nov 28 2001 - Merle Edgar Coke, Sr. was born August 11, 1924, in Creighton, son of Hugh and Ada Gray Coke. He died November 17, 2001, at Golden Valley Hospital. He married the former Betty Pennington on May 21, 1945. He was a lifelong resident of Henry County. Preceding him in death were his parents; one brother, Joe Coke, and two sisters, Faye Coones and Lorraine Richardson. He is survived by his wife, Betty, of the home; five sons, Larry W. Coke and wife, Alice, Rich Hill, Tony C. Coke, Las Vegas, Nevada, Merle E. Coke, Jr. and wife Kristi, Ricky L. Coke and Michaels D. Coke, all of Clinton; daughters, Delliah J. Womble and husband, Nick, and Shirley J. Johnson and husband, Earl, all of Clinton, and Sandra M. Deeds and husband, David, Edwards; 22 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held November 19 at Consalus Funeral Home. Cremation. Inurnment will be in Englewood Cemetery.

COKE, Michael Don
b: Jul 30 1962
d: Sep 18 2008, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery CO-CU, Clinton, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Consalus Funeral Homes

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Sep 23 2008 - Michael Don Coke, 46, of Clinton, passed away on Thursday, September 18, 2008, at his home. Mike was born on July 30, 1962, to Merle E. Coke, Sr. and Betty (Pennington) Coke. He was united in marriage to Lucinda "Cindy" Toon on August 8, 2003, in Clinton, Missouri. Mike worked as a roofer in Texas until his retirement. He is survived by his wife, Cindy Coke of Springfield; one daughter, Ashley Jackson and her husband Garland of Green Ridge; three brothers, Tony Coke, Merle Coke, Jr. and his wife Kristy, and Ricky Coke, all of Clinton; three sisters, Delliah Womble and her husband Nick, Shirley Johnson and her husband Earl, of Clinton, and Sandy Deeds and her husband David of Warsaw; one sister-in-law Alice Coke of Warsaw; two granddaughters Madison and Hayleigh, and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Larry Coke. Funeral services were held Tuesday, September 23, at Consalus Funeral Home. Committal services will be held Saturday, September 27, at Englewood Cemetery.

COKE, Viola Jane GROSSHART
b: abt 1885
d: Aug 19 1961, Butler, Bates Co, MO
bur: Dayton Cemetery, Dayton, Cass Co, MO

Urich-Montrose Herald Tidings, Aug 25 1961 - Mrs. Viola Jane Coke, 76, lifelong resident of Creighton, died Aug. 19 in the Butler hospital. She was a member of Creighton Christian Church. She leaves her husband, William Walter Coke, of the home; four sons, William W., Jr., Passaic, Paul, Stockton, Calif., Noble, Garden City, Daniel, Madison, Wis.; two daughters, Mrs. Amy Kloster, Parkville, Mrs. V. W. Baldridge, Kansas City; two sisters, Mrs. Rett Randoll, Harrisonville, Mrs. Sue Staley, Bates County; a brother, Charles Grosshart, Harrisonville; 21 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Aug. 22, at the Creighton Christian Church with burial in the Dayton Cemetery, east of Archie. - Kansas City Star

COLE, Adeline C. LICHER
b: Jan 5 1896, near Montrose, Henry Co, MO
d: Nov 24 2000, Liberty, Clay Co, MO
bur:
St. Marys Cemetery, Montrose, Deepwater Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Consalus Funeral Homes

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Nov 24 2000 - Adeline C. Cole, 104, died Friday, November 24, 2000. Mass of the Christian Burial will be held Monday at the Immaculate Conception Church in Montrose. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery in Montrose. She was born to Peter and Amanda Licher on a farm near Montrose on January 5, 1896. She was a lifelong resident of that community and an active member of the Immaculate Conception Church until she moved to Our Lady of Mercy Country Home, near Liberty, in 1994. Mrs. Cole was committed to her family. Her career was homemaker, parenting and grandparenting. She was the mother of seven, grandmother of 24 and great-grandmother of 44, all of whom were present when she celebrated her 100th birthday. She was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, Robert L. Cole, who died on January 6, 1976, and her daughter, Viola C. Grant. She is survived by a daughter, Loraine Grant, Clinton; five sons and daughter-in-law, James and Anna Cole, Salina, Ks. Harold and Edna Cole, Liberty, Marcellus (Bud) and Beatrice Cole, Gladstone, Eugene and Patricia Cole, Kansas City, and John (Pete) and Patricia Cole, Kansas City; grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

COLE, Daniel Ray
b: Jun 15 1946, Hominy, OK
d: Dec 17 2009, Warrensburg, Johnson Co, MO
arr:
Vansant-Mills Funeral Home
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Dec 18 2009 - Daniel Ray Cole, age 63, of Warrensburg, Missouri, passed away at his home on Thursday, December 17, 2009. Memorial services will be Monday, December 21, 2009, at Vansant-Mills Chapel, Clinton. Daniel was born in Hominy, Oklahoma. He was a career serviceman serving in the US Air Force. After retiring he was a farmer and cattleman. He volunteered for the Heritage Days in Warsaw, Missouri and loved to hunt and fish. Among survivors include his wife, Linda, of the home; two sons, Jerry Daniel Cole of St. Joseph, Missouri and Isaac S. Cole of Grain Valley, Missouri and one daughter, Cynthia Ann Page of Smithville, Missouri; five grandchildren, Jessica Hays, Lindsay Hays, Douglas Hays, Meredith Cole and Samuel Cole; three brothers, Leonard Cole of Pollock, Texas, Allen Cole of Wichita Falls, Texas and Paul Cole of Portland, Oregon and one sister, Judy Bernard of Bazoria, Texas.

COLE, Edna M. MANN
b: Nov 8 1922, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
d: Nov 1 2006
bur: Mt. Moriah Cemetery, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Nov 3 2006 - Edna M. Cole, died Wednesday, November 1, 2006. She was born November 8, 1922, in Clinton, the daughter of Jesse Claude and Sarah Skaggs Mann. She attended CMSU, Central Methodist College and UMKC. While in high school and at CMSU she was the head majorette for the marching band. She was a greater lover of music and teaching and continued on with both long after retiring form the Liberty School District in 1972. In 2004, she was featured in the Lanterns of Clay, a local publication honoring women in education. She was a member of Daughters of the American Revolution - Marguerite McNair Chapter, Raytown; Alpha Upsilon Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma and the Second Baptist Church of Liberty, where she was active in several groups. She also worked with the In As Much Ministry and the Meals on Wheels program. She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers. She is survived by her husband of 62 years, Harold Cole; a daughter and son-in-law, Victoria and Russell Woirhaye, Stilwell, Kansas; grandchildren, Kimberly Woirhaye-Reid and her husband Grady Reid, Louisburg, Kansas, Jeffrey Woirhaye and his wife Mary Ann, Olathe, Kansas, David Woirhaye, Los Angeles, California; great-grandson, Holden Reid; sister Mary Philpot, Raytown, as well as other nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be Saturday, November 4, at Second Baptist Church, 309 East Franklin, Liberty, private burial in Mt. Moriah Cemetery, Kansas City.

COLE, Emma Wirt COOPER SHORT
b: Jun 8 1855, near Gallatin, Daviess Co, MO
d: Feb 21 1945, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Teays Chapel Cemetery, Bear Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
St. Clair County Democrat, Osceola, MO, Thurs, Mar 1 1945 - Emma Wirt Cooper was born near Gallatin, Mo. June 8th, 1855 and departed this life February 21, 1945 at Clinton, being 89 years, 3 months and 13 days of age. She was the daughter of Larkin W. and Hester Vaughn Cooper. At the age of 14 she moved with her parents from Daviess county to Henry County and settled near Montrose. After her marriage she moved to the farm home northwest of Osceola where she spent the last 67 years of her life, always faithful to her home through the long years. She had one brother, Rice Harris, and five sisters: Sarah Elizabeth, Amanda M., Nancy Jones, Mary Scroggins and Martha West, her twin sister, all of whom preceded her in death. She was converted at an early age at the church of which her father was a pastor and became a member of the Teays Chapel church. She remained a faithful Christian throughout her life. In 1876 she was married to William Edwin Short. To this union was born two children, Mattie Lulu and Edwin Ernest. Mr. Short passed away Feb. 18, 1884. In 1887 she was married to John E. Cole. They had one son, Burlie Sheldon. Mr. Cole died May 25, 1914. She leaves to mourn her two sons Edwin Short, Enid, Okla. and Burlie S. Cole of Kansas City. Nine grand children and ten great grandchildren, one grandson having met his death in January 1931. Also left to mourn are many other relatives and friends. She was a member of the Rebekah Lodge always active in the affairs of her community and a true friend in time of trouble or sadness. Funeral services were conducted at the Lowry City Methodist church Thursday, February 22. Burial was at the Teays Chapel cemetery.

COLE, Leona Gentry
b: Apr 23 1924, Jackson Co, MO
d: Apr 28 1998, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur: Cremation
arr:
Consalus Funeral Homes
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Leona Gentry Cole, 74, Clinton, died Tuesday, April 28, 1998, at golden valley Hospital, Clinton. Memorial services will be Friday, May 1, at Northeast Baptist Church, Clinton. Cremation. She was born April 23, 1924, in Jackson County, daughter of Theodore and Edith Cline Cole. She lived in Independence most of her life, moving to Clinton six years ago. She worked for over 10 years at Neevels Luggage in Kansas City. Mrs. Cole was a member of the RLDS Church of Independence. She is survived by three sons, Tom Clark, Virgil Clark and Lonnie Clark, all of Clinton; four daughters, Helen Farris, Kansas City, Nancy Archaleta, Tampa, Florida, Betty Green, Buckner, and Vicki Uganski, Muskegan, Michigan; one brother George Cole, Blue Springs; one sister Jaunita Clark, Odessa. She was preceded in death by a son George Dorland; a brother Ted Cole, and a sister Louella Nicholson.

COLE, Ray Sheldon
b: Jul 15 1911, near Osceola, St. Clair Co, MO
d: Nov 21 1998, Seminole, FL
bur: Lowry City Cemetery, Lowry City, St. Clair Co, MO
arr:
Sheldon-Goodrich Funeral Home
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Ray Sheldon Cole, 87, died suddenly Saturday, November 21, 1998, at his home in Seminole, Florida. Ray was born July 15, 1911, near Osceola, to Burlie Sheldon Cole and Lena Viola Carter Cole. He graduated from Osceola High School in 1929 and attended the University of Missouri, Columbia. In 1937, he began his career with Johnson and Johnson which took him to Kansas City, Joplin, St. Louis, Boston and Chicago. He retired as district sales manager, Chicago, in 1970 and moved to Florida. Mr. Cole married Clara Juanita Cornelius on September 25, 1938, in Manhattan, Kansas. To this union were born three daughters, Cynthia Ann, Patricia Kay and Susan Ray. Mr. Cole married Betty Jacobson in 1957 in Chicago. She was a loving mother to Pat and Susan for several years, adopting them as her own with her Debbie. Although the daughters were reared in city life, they remember fondly the vacations taken as a family, always to find some good place to fish, for their dad loved to go fishing. He was a loving father to all of his family, having the best of times with his children and grandchildren, as well as all of the extended family of Cole's. After retirement, he was devoted to keeping the best of lawns, the prettiest of flowers and then to help all his neighbors with their yard work. At an early age, Ray became a member of Osceola Methodist Church. In his later years, he was a testimony to a life of faith in God, letting us know that he would meet us in Heaven. In 1975, Ray married Juanita (Jenny) Casis, a devoted wife and companion who survives him at home in Seminole. Other survivors are the three daughters, Cynthia Hilsabeck and husband, Ferrol, Sun City West, Arizona, Patricia Blake and husband, Charles, Columbia, South Carolina, and Susan O'Malley and husband, Jim, Duvall, Washington; adopted daughter, Ethel Casis of Seminole, Florida; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Also surviving are one sister, Jaunita Walker and husband, Leo, Clinton; two brothers, Merle Cole and wife, Anne, Billings, Montana, and Roy Cole and wife, Jennice, Temecula, California. He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Idaleen Walters, and two brothers, Everett Cole and Paul Cole. Ray will be greatly missed here on earth by the hose of relatives and friends who loved him. Thanks be to God for leaving him here these 87 years. Funeral services were held Wednesday, November 25, at the Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel in Osceola. Burial was in the Lowry City Cemetery.

COLE, William David
b: Jan 24 1867, Trenton, Grundy Co, MO
d: Apr 22 1933
bur:
Deepwater Cemetery, Fairview Twp, Henry Co, MO
Deepwater World, Deepwater MO - William David Cole was born to this life at Trenton, Missouri, January 24, 1867. He departed from this life April 22, 1933 at 12:50 am., at the age of 66 years, 2 months, and 29 days, after a lingering illness. On March 20, 1890 he was married to Alice Marlin. To this union eight children were born: James Homer Cole and Scottie Cole who preceded their father in death; also Howard Cole of Wisdom, Missouri; Nellie Morgan of Clinton, Missouri; Lena Winn, Anna Lee Morgan, Ethel Knierim, all of Deepwater, and Harry Cole of the home. Besides his wife and children he is survived by one brother, J. H. Cole of Jamesport, Missouri, and fourteen grandchildren. He moved to Deepwater with his family twenty-four years ago in the month of March. Since that time he was employed at the Dickey Clay Factory. In 1882 he joined the Baptist Church at Walnut Grove. In 1912 he brought his letter from Walnut Grove and entered the Baptist Church of Deepwater as a member and lived a Christian life. Mr. Cole was very kind and loving with his family , and all who knew him, knew he was a good citizen. He leaves a host of friends who join his family through their bereavement.

COLE, William H.
b: Aug 8 1925, Deepwater, Henry Co, MO
d: Oct 13 1973, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
bur: Belton Cemetery, Belton, Cass Co, MO

William H. Cole, 48, of Belton, died Saturday at Research Medical Center. He was born in Deepwater, Mo., and had lived here 30 years. Mr. Cole was a mechanic for the Kansas City Power and Light company. He was a member of the Belton Masonic Lodge. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Martha Ellen Cole of the home; two sons, Howard David Cole, 13600 White Grandview, and William Homer Cole , Jr., Belton; three daughters Mrs. Linda Payton 1815 Lawn Avenue; Mrs. Lois Ellen Adams, 4841 Charlotte, and Mrs. Raye Ann Shirk, Belton; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. William H. Cole, Oronogo, MO; a sister, Mrs. Jack Webb, Austin, TX., and four grandchildren. Services will be Tuesday at the First Baptist Church of Belton; burial in Belton Cemetery. (Note: He died Oct 13 1973. His wife was Martha Ellen Nichols - Virginia Winn Parker)

COLE, William J.
b: Mar 25 1926
d: Feb 13 2003, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery CO-CU, Clinton, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Feb 13 2003 - William J. Cole, 76, Clinton, died Thursday, February 13, 2003, at Westwood Nursing Center. Graveside services will be held Saturday, February 15, at Englewood Cemetery.

COLEMAN, A. Carl
b: Jul 1 1917, Roscoe, St. Clair Co, MO
d: Oct 2 1991, ElDorado Springs, Cedar Co, MO
bur: Pleasant Springs Cemetery, Roscoe Twp, St. Clair Co, MO
arr:
Sheldon-Goodrich Funeral Home
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - A. Carl Coleman was born July 1, 1917 to Norman and Mary Frances Page Coleman. He passed away October 2, 1991 at Cedar County Memorial Hospital in ElDorado Springs. Carl was born in Roscoe. He lived in the Kansas City area twenty years returning to the ElDorado Springs area in 1987. He was an Army veteran of World War II. Carl was a custodian 20 years at Norfleet Elementary School in Kansas City. On November 16, 1942 Carl was united in marriage to Frances L. Jones. To this union two sons were born. Frances preceded him in death on December 29, 1986. Carl is survived by two sons, Ron Coleman of Belton, and Lonnie Coleman of ElDorado Springs; two brothers, Ora and Charley Coleman, both of ElDorado Springs; one sister, Ruth Ezzell of Kansas City; three grandchildren and one great-grandchild, other relatives and many friends. Carl was also preceded in death by his parents, four sisters, Arvella Street, Orpha Hunter, Ruby Amick, Lelia Smith and one granddaughter Roshonda Sue Coleman. Funeral services were held Sunday, October 6, at the Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel. Burial was in the Pleasant Springs Cemetery.

COLEMAN, Barbara Jean JACKSON DIXON
b: Jan 6 1951, Sun, WV
d: Jul 23 2006, Kansas City, Wyandotte Co, KS
bur:
Englewood Cemetery CO-CU, Clinton, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Vansant-Mills Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Aug 9 2006 - Barbara Jean Coleman was born January 6, 1951, to Luther Ray Jackson Sr. and Ruth Louise Armstrong Jackson of Sun, West Virginia, and entered into rest July 23, 2006, at KU Med Center in Kansas City, Kansas. Barbara Jackson Dixon entered into marriage with Bruce Coleman on October 12, 2002, and they made their home together in Clinton. Barb began her employment with Clearfield and then later moved to Schreiber's new plant where she retired with 36 years of service. Barbara loved to bowl, but she loved her bowling buddies even more. When she became too weak to bowl, she continued to go and watch her team whenever she was able. Barb loved to socialize and she never met a stranger. And she truly loved her Lord and she loved her church family. She was a good wife, a loving mother and a very loving grandmother. Barbara is preceded in death by her father Luther, and her son Jeffery Dixon. She is survived by her husband of the home, Bruce Coleman; two daughters, Christy Moree and Jessica Bigler, both of Clinton; her mother Louise Jackson of Deepwater; three brothers, Luther Jackson Jr. of Sugar Creek, Oliver Jackson of New Brunswick, New Jersey, and Walter Jackson of Higbee; three sisters, Bonnie Taylor of Danville, Virginia, Betty Stone of Las Vegas and Beatrice Jarvis of Sedalia, and five grandchildren and many, many friends. Funeral services were held at the Deepwater Baptist Church on Wednesday, July 26. Interment was in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

COLEMAN, Dolores Augustine JUDD
b: Aug 2 1913, Junction City, Madison Co, MO
d: May 22 2002, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur: Cremation
arr:
Vansant-Mills Funeral Home
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, May 24 2002 - Dolores Augustine Coleman, 88, Clinton, died Wednesday, May 22, 2002, at Clinton Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, Clinton. Memorial services will be Sunday, May 26, at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Clinton. Cremation. She was born August 2, 1913, in Junction City, the daughter of Charles T. and Orien C. Miller Judd. She was a homemaker. She was married to Olaf Coleman, who preceded her in death. She is survived by her daughter, Deanna C. Martin, and husband, Robert Blanc of Clinton, and four grandchildren.

COLEMAN, Elsie Ellen
b: Feb 9 1905, Roscoe, St. Clair Co, MO
d: Feb 21 1994, Bolivar, Polk Co, MO
bur: Benton Green Cemetery, Center Twp, St. Clair Co, MO
arr:
Sheldon-Goodrich Funeral Home
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Mrs. Elsie Ellen Coleman, 89, of Humansville, formerly of St. Clair County, died Monday February 21, 1994 at the Citizens Memorial Hospital in Bolivar. Mrs. Coleman was born in Roscoe. She was a lifelong St. Clair County area resident. She is survived by one son, Jimmie, of Clinton; one daughter, Ruth, of Excelsior Springs; one sister, Ethel Tillery, of Florida; 7 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be Wednesday, February 23, at the Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel in Osceola. Burial will be in the Benton Green Cemetery near Osceola.

COLEMAN, Herman Neil
b: Jun 23 1927, Oyer, St. Clair Co, MO
d: Jul 17 1991, Springfield, Greene Co, MO
bur: Pleasant Springs Cemetery, Roscoe Twp, St. Clair Co, MO
arr:
Sheldon-Goodrich Funeral Home
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Herman Neil Coleman, 64, the eldest child of Ora and Nellie Wightman Coleman, was born June 23, 1927, in Oyer, and died July 17, 1991 in Springfield General Hospital in Springfield. He attended Glendale and ElDorado Springs schools. From 1945 to 1947 he served as a technician in the US Army during WWII. On June 5, 1949, he was united in marriage to Naomi June Swopes in Lowry City. To this union two daughters were born. He lived in the Roscoe area all his life. He loved to hunt and fish and play practical jokes on family and friends. He never met a stranger. He will be missed by many. During the last of his illness he accepted his Lord as savior. He was preceded in death by his mother, Nellie; his sister, Lucille Deckard and his stepmother, Madge Grayson Smith Coleman. Survivors include his wife June, of the home; his daughters, Phyllis Kenney and husband James of Willard, and Gayle Heitman and husband Steve of Manhattan, Ks.; five grandchildren, Heather Hazen and husband David of Ft. Bragg NC, Nigel and Bathsheba Kenney of Willard, Bryce and Ethan Heitman of Manhattan, Kansas; two great-granddaughters, Krista and Stephanie Hazen of Ft. Bragg, NC; his father Ora Coleman of ElDorado Springs; his sister, Neva Green, and husband Virgil, of Independence; his stepsister Rosalee Rector and husband Leroy and ElDorado Springs; nieces and nephews and a host of friends. He will long be remembered as a giver. He was very interested in people and a good neighbor. He served on the board of the Pleasant Springs Cemetery for many years and was very interested in its maintenance and progress. His unique self-styled, dry wit will also be remembered in spite of his having to cope with several years of poor health. He and June had quietly established a standard the family was privileged to know. Funeral services were Saturday, July 20, at the Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel in Osceola. Burial was in Pleasant Springs Cemetery.

COLEMAN, John Roy Sr.
b: Dec 16 1907, Bethel, Wyandotte Co, KS
d: Oct 6 1999, Montrose, CO
bur: Floral Hills Cemetery, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
arr:
D.W. Newcomer's Sons Funeral Homes
Kansas City Star Oct 14 1999 - John Roy Coleman Sr., 91, died Wednesday, October 6, 1999, at the Valley Manor Care Center in Montrose, CO. Services will be Friday, October 15, at the Floral Hills Memorial Chapel; burial in Floral Hills Cemetery at Blue Ridge and Gregory, Kansas City, MO. John was born in Bethel, KS, on December 16, 1907, the son of Garrett Coleman and Melinda (Green) Coleman. He spent his childhood, received his education, and grew to adulthood in Kansas. In 1928, John married Marguerite M. Casteel. They moved to Independence, MO, in 1937. He worked as a truck driver for Standard Oil Co. for several years, then went to work for The Faeth Hardware Co. of Kansas City, MO, as a wholesale hardware salesman. He retired from there in 1973, after 25 years. John continued working as a tool and hardware salesman until October 1, 1998, when he could no longer work due to a stroke. John moved to Montrose, CO, in November 1998, to stay with a son, John R. Coleman Jr. and wife, Evelyn. He resided there until a third stroke caused him to go to Valley Manor Care Center, where he remained until the time of his death. John enjoyed playing basketball in his younger years, enjoyed hunting birds and being out of doors. But his main focus was working, also spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. John was preceded in death by his wife, Marguerite in 1987, and a son, Robert E. Coleman in 1999. Survivors include one son, John R. Coleman and wife, Evelyn, Montrose, CO; one daughter, Barbara A. Twyman, Kansas City, MO; eight grandchildren, Mark Coleman and wife, Debbie, Montrose, CO, Kevin Twyman, Grandview, MO, John L. Coleman, Denver, CO, Denise and husband, Robert Bolinder, Palmer, AK, Debbie and husband, John Topi, Blue Springs, MO, Shari and husband, Pat Ertz, Raytown, MO, MeLinda Coleman, Montrose, CO, and Karen Twyman, Kansas City, MO, as well as 15 great-grandchildren. Other family survivors include one brother, James R. Coleman and wife, Golden, Bonner Springs, KS. In addition to his parents, wife, and one son, he was preceded in death by three brothers and two sisters.

COLEMAN, Ramona M. MOTLEY
b: May 5 1936
d: Apr 4 2006, Lowry City, St. Clair Co, MO
bur: Roscoe Cemetery, Roscoe, St. Clair Co, MO
arr:
Sheldon-Goodrich Funeral Home
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 6 2006 - Ramona M. (Motley) Coleman was born May 5, 1936, to Walter and Ruth (Keeton) Motley and died Tuesday, April 4, 2006, at Truman Lake Manor in Lowry City. Graveside services will be Saturday, April 8, at the Roscoe Cemetery, Roscoe.

COLEMAN, Richard Allen Sr.
b: Mar 13 1951, Appleton City, St. Clair Co, MO
d: Sep 18 1996, Independence, Jackson Co, MO
bur:
Hopewell Cemetery, Walker Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Speaks Funeral Homes

Retired Army 1st Sgt. Richard Allen Coleman, 45, Independence, Mo. died Wednesday Sept. 18, 1996, at the Medical Center of Independence. Mr. Coleman was born March 13, 1951, in Appleton City, Mo., and had lived in this area for the past eight years. He had been a first sergeant in the U.S. Army for 20 years, retiring in July 1988. His survivors include his wife, Earlene Coleman, a son, Richard A. Coleman, Jr., and two daughters, Meredith Coleman and Samantha L. Coleman, all of the home; his father and stepmother, Robert and Verva Coleman, Lathrop, Mo.; his stepfather, Lee Tracy, Fordyce, Ark., and Burton S. Coleman, Excelsior Springs, MO., three sisters, Andi C. Watkins, Parkville, Mo., Robin R. Sherwood, Lathrop, and Dana L. Lyles, North Kansas City, his grandmother Mary M. Smith, and his step-grandmother, Ruth Tracy, both of Fordyce; and one grandson, Brandon J. Coleman.

COLIN, James Arthur "Jim"
b: Jan 13 1925, Lee's Summit, Jackson Co, MO
d: May 27 2012, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur: Oak Hill Cemetery, Butler, Bates Co, MO
arr:
Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, May 30 2012 - James "Jim" Arthur Colin, 87, Butler, died Sunday, May 21, 2012, in Clinton. He was born January 13, 1925, to Chester and Thelma Colin in Lee's Summit. Jim is survived by his companion, Peggy Sherman of Clinton; a stepson, Keith Sherman and wife Lupe, Kansas City; a stepdaughter, Jan Correll and husband Tom, Pittsburg, Kansas; two step-granddaughters, Kimberly Scripsick and Kelly Abbott; three step great-great-granddaughters, Ally, Ava and Aubrey, and three cousins, Gary Brown and wife, Donna, Adrian, Gary Colin and wife Linda, Lamar, and Dennis Smith and wife Alesia, Sylvester, Georgia. He was preceded in death by his parents. Funeral services are Friday, June 1, at Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel in Butler. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Butler.

COLLEY, Francis Eugene "Gene"
b: abt 1921
d: May 6 2008, Lowry City, St. Clair Co, MO
bur: Lowry City Cemetery, Lowry City, St. Clair Co, MO
arr:
Sheldon-Goodrich Funeral Home
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, May 7 2008 - Francis Eugene (Gene) Colley, 87, Lowry City, died Tuesday, May 6, 2008, at Truman Lake Manor, Lowry City. Funeral services will be Saturday, May 10 at Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel, Osceola, with burial in Lowry City Cemetery.

COLLEY, Mary Lucille
b: Jul 7 1918
d: Jul 10 2009, Lowry City, St. Clair Co, MO
bur: Lowry City Cemetery, Lowry City, St. Clair Co, MO
arr:
Sheldon-Goodrich Funeral Home
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jul 13 2009 - Mary Lucille Colley, 91, Lowry City, died Friday, July 20, 2009, at Truman Lake Manor, Lowry City. Funeral services will be Tuesday, July 14, at the Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel, Osceola, with burial in the Lowry City Cemetery.

COLLICOTT, Alma Rosanna REESE
b: Sep 3 1923, Henry Co, MO
d: Aug 18 2002, Airy, NC
bur: Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Aug 23 2002 - Mrs. Alma Rosanna Reese Collicott, 78, Airy, North Carolina, widow of Robert Mack Collicott, died Sunday, August 18, 2002, at her home. She was born in Henry County September 3, 1923, to William Davis and Kate Lee Dempsey Reese. She was a member of the Fellowship Methodist Church in Melbourne, Florida. Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Susan and Jim McClelland of Mt. Airy,; a son, Alan Collicott of Mt. Airy; a grandson, Brad McClelland, and a granddaughter, Ashley McClelland, both of Mt. Airy; a sister, Rue Porter of Richardson, Texas, and several nieces and nephews. She was also preceded in death by her parents, two sisters and four brothers. A graveside service will be held Tuesday, September 3, at Arlington National Cemetery in Washington, D.C. Moody Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

COLLIER, Edna Alzira
b: Oct 22 1901, Henry Co, MO
d: Jan 31 1905, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery CO-CU, Clinton, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Missouri, Feb 4 1905 - About 6 o'clock Tuesday evening, Edna Alzira Collier, little 3-year-old daughter of Mary and William Collier breathed her last. Born October 22, 1901; died January 31, 1905. She had been suffering for two days with a light cold but played until 3 p.m. with her dolls, when her mother took her up and rocked her to sleep. She aroused in about an hour but again went to sleep and when the father came home it was thought best not to waken her but about half an hour later, the mother noted the ghastly pallor of her face and Drs. Barr and Jennings hastily summoned, who pronounced her death due to heart failure. The father works at the Banner Mills. Besides a devoted father and mother, she leaves a sister and four brothers: Ida, John, Frank, Henry and Charley. Funeral at the residence on East Lincoln and burial in Englewood, where she was laid tenderly to sleep.

COLLIER, Henry L.
b: Jul 25 1895
d: Sep 28 1918, France
bur:
Englewood Cemetery CO-CU, Clinton, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Aug 1921 - The remains of Henry L. Collier, who was killed in France in action September 27, 1918, were brought to Deepwater, where the funeral was held Monday. Deceased was a member of the Christian church, and a son of W. T. Collier, near Deepwater. The body was brought to Clinton and buried in Englewood Cemetery.

COLLIER, Moses
b: Jan 5 1827, Garret Co, KY
d: Aug 9 1900, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Bear Creek Cemetery, Bear Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Aug 16 1900 - Died, August 9, 1900, Moses Collier, after a lingering illness. Uncle Moses was born in Garret county, Ky. January 5, 1827. He moved to Sangamon county, Ill. in 1848 and was married to Catherine Anderson Dec. 29, 1851. They had 19 children, three sons and one daughter now living. He also leaves three sisters and one brother. He moved to Missouri in 1866 and has been a member of the Ladue Christian church many years. He was a good citizen and a friend and always had a sympathy for the sick and unfortunate.

COLLIER, Ollie E. "Bud"
b: Feb 13 1921, Hartford, AR
d: May 16 1998, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery CO-CU, Clinton, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Sickman & Dunning Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Ollie E. "Bud" Collier, 77, Clinton Healthcare Center, died Saturday, May 16, 1998. He was born in Hartford, Arkansas, February 13, 1921, the son of Ted Collier and Chloe Jasper Collier. He was a veteran of WWII. Graveside services will be held Thursday, June 4, at Englewood Cemetery.

COLLIER, Verna F. GEE SHUMATE
b: Jan 8 1924, Miller, Lawrence Co, MO
d: Dec 23 2005, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur: Miller Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Miller, Lawrence Co, MO
arr:
Consalus Funeral Homes
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Dec 27 2005 - Verna F. Collier, 81, Clinton, died Friday, December 23, 2005, at Golden Valley Hospital. Funeral services were held Tuesday, December 27, at Consalus Funeral Home. Burial was in Miller Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Miller, Missouri. She was born in Miller, January 8, 1924, daughter of George Alfred and Mary Alice Burke Gee. She enjoyed crocheting, doing picture puzzles as long as health permitted and helping others through her nursing career. Preceding her in death were her parents, husband Bill Collier; one sister and two brothers. Survivors include two sons, Larry Shumate and wife Carol, Drexel, Terry Shumate, Leeton; one daughter, Nancy Hayes, Manhattan, Kansas; one sister, Carol Witthar and husband Joe, Branson.

COLLIER, William Thomas
b: Mar 26 1860, Springfield, IL
d: Jan 30 1940, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery CO-CU, Clinton, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Consalus Funeral Homes

Clinton MO - W. T. Collier, one of Clinton's oldest and fine citizens, died at his home on North Second Street at 4:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 30, 1940. He had been bedfast 13 months, a victim of chronic asthma and rheumatism and a week ago suffered a stroke that paralyzed his throat and body to his hips. Growing steadily worse from that time until the end., his family knew that nothing could stay the hand of the Grim Reaper. William Thomas Collier was born March 26, 1860 at Springfield, Ill., where he was reared. He came to Missouri a few years before his marriage to Miss Mary Catherine Linn of Clinton June 6, 1889. He was employed by J. B. colt for several years, where he learned much about livestock, especially fine horses, and during the years he farmed he dealt more in livestock than farming. In 1908 he and his family moved to Deepwater where he was night watchman at the Tile Factory until about 1923, when he returned to Clinton, and lived on a small farm at the end of Water Street. Two years later he bought a small home on East Franklin Street. Last year he and his devoted wife celebrated their golden wedding anniversary, a happy day for them, their daughter, Mrs. Glen Kincaid, and her husband with them, and many friends calling in the afternoon. Mr. Collier was a member of the Baptist church many years until in 1930 he put his membership in the Second Street Methodist Church. While he was able to attend little he enjoyed the visits of his pastor greatly. Kind, good, patient in his suffering, Mr. Collier is remembered as a man of generous disposition and considerate feelings. Of his eight children, five survive with his widow, and are his two daughters, Mrs. Kincaid, above mentioned who has spent much time by her father's bed the past weeks, and Mrs. Ida Waddell of Dallas, Texas, three sons, Frank also of Dallas; Jack of Clinton and Charles F. of Moberly. There are 16 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and one sister, Mrs. Anice Etter of Grove City, Ill. Funeral services will be Thursday (today) at the Consalus and Peck Funeral Home.

COLLINS, Adam W.
b: Sep 26 1864
d: Mar 16 1885, Parsons, Labette Co, KS
bur:
Oak Grove Cemetery, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Nov 1885 - A cold blooded murder was committed at the Grand Central Hotel in Parsons, Kansas Monday morning. The victim was Adam W. Collins of Clinton and the murderer was George W. Gregson. Collins was a single man of about 25 and had lived in Parsons since last July, working as a clerk in a general merchandise store. The shooting followed an argument about some real estate property. The remains of the young man were dressed and shipped to his father in Clinton. Salmon and Salmon, bankers of this city, telegraphed the First National Bank of Parsons to have the body decently clad, placed in a plain coffin and forwarded here by express and to mail to them the bill. The remains were taken to the residence of T. C. Collins, the deceased's cousin, and on Tuesday a large number of friends assembled to witness the last sad rites of our unfortunate townsman. Burial at Oak Grove Cemetery.

COLLINS, Charles Eugene
b: Dec 6 1946, Wichita, Sedgwick Co, KS
d: Feb 20 2012, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
arr:
Vansant-Mills Funeral Home
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Mar 28 2012 - Charles Eugene Collins, 65, was born December 6, 1946, in Wichita, Kansas, the son of Robert Eugene and Rita (Hammerbacher) Collins. He died February 20, 2012, at his home in Clinton. Charles worked for Golden Valley Memorial Hospital for over 30 years where he was director of Radiology. He was preceded in death by his father Robert Eugene Collins, and one sister Mary Fitzpatrick. Charles is survived by two sons, Brian Collins and wife Sarah, Branson, and Troy Collins of Clinton; one daughter, Jana Caldwell and husband Tim, Ozark; his mother Rita Collins, and sister Cheryl Swartzwood, both of Wichita, Kansas, and another sister Patricia Trollope of Davenport, Florida, as well as three grandchildren, Makayla, Megan and Samantha; numerous nieces and nephews. Memorial visitation was held at Vansant-Mills Chapel, Clinton on Saturday, February 25.

COLLINS, Darrell D.
b: May 12 1961
d: Jun 30 2002, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
bur: Yeater Cemetery, Center Twp, St. Clair Co, MO
arr:
Sheldon-Goodrich Funeral Home
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jul 2 2002 - Darrell D. Collins, 41, Kansas City, died Sunday, June 30, 2002, at his home of an accidental gunshot wound. He was a lawn maintenance mower. Funeral services will be Wednesday, July 3, in the Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel, Osceola. Burial will be in Yeater Cemetery.

COLLINS, Frances Elaine
b: abt 1941
d: Feb 17 2007, ElDorado Springs, Cedar Co, MO
bur: Yeater Cemetery, Center Twp, St. Clair Co, MO
arr:
Sheldon-Goodrich Funeral Home
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Feb 19 2007 - Frances Elaine Collins, 66, ElDorado Springs, died Saturday, February 17, 2007, at her home. Funeral services will be Tuesday, February 20, at Sheldon Funeral Home, ElDorado Springs, with burial in Yeater Cemetery, Osceola.

COLLINS, Goldie L. KINDRED
b: Apr 22 1916, Henry Co, MO
d: Mar 16 2005, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery CO-CU, Clinton, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Mar 18 2005 - Goldie L. Collins, 88, Clinton, died Wednesday, March 16, 2005, at Golden Valley Hospital in Clinton. She was born April 22, 1916, in Henry County, the daughter of William Frances and Lula Elvira Richardson Kindred. She was a lifelong resident of this area. Graveside services will be held Monday, March 21, 2 p.m., at Englewood Cemetery. On February 16, 1933, she married Henry B. Collins. She was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband Henry; parents; five sisters and one son. She is survived by three sons, Arthur Collins and wife Alice, Dickie Collins and wife Bonnie, all of Clinton, and Allen Collins, Deepwater; two daughters, Martha Kramer and Sharon Ross of Hermiston, Oregon; 15 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

COLLINS, Ida SUNDQUIST
b: Aug 28 1903, Firth, ID
d: Feb 22 2000, Springfield, Greene Co, MO
bur:
Deepwater Cemetery, Fairview Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Vansant-Mills Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Friday, Mar 10 2000 - Ida Sundquist Collins, born at Firth, Idaho, August 28, 1903, to Charles and Kristeen Berg Sundquist, died February 22, 2000, at the Marantha Lodge in Springfield at the age of 96 years. She was born again at Firth, Idaho, and later traveled by flat bed truck to San Francisco, California, to attend Glad Tidings Bible Institute. Ida completed the two years of study and graduated in 1935. Her motto in her graduation yearbook was "To Do His will" which she strived to do throughout her life. After completing her studies she traveled with three other new graduates, Kay, Mary and Lauretta. This group, known as "The Light Bearer's Quartet" traveled and evangelized across the country for 11 years. Ida and Kay traveled for two additional years ministering. Then each one married and branched out into other ministries. On June 4, 1949, Ida married Otho Isham Collins. Together they did mission work for the homeless and alcoholics in California until retirement. after retirement they moved to Arizona and assisted other pastors with ministry for the Puma and Papago Indians for 18 years. After re-retirement they moved to Maranatha Village at Springfield. Ida continued to minister by playing the piano several times a week for services at Maranatha Manor until the last two months. Preceding Ida in death were her husband, Otho; her parents, Charles and Kristeen Sundquist; seven brothers, Carl, Albert, Eric, Aaron, Emil, Victor and Ernest and one sister, Ellen. Survivors include a number of nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews and other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held at the Vansant-Mills Chapel on Saturday, February 26. Burial was in the Deepwater Cemetery.

COLLINS, James Guy
b: Jan 9 1896
d: Mar 2 1925, Leavenworth, Leavenworth Co, KS
bur:
Fields Creek Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - James Guy Collins, age 29 years, died Tuesday morning, March 3rd, in the National Military Hospital, Leavenworth, Kansas. Friday, Feb. 27th, James Collins left with his father-in-law, R. N. Montgomery, for Leavenworth to enter the sanitarium, hoping to gain back the health he so earnestly craved, and to be with his family of loved ones. Monday evening the message came that he was worse so his wife and little daughter, Mary Catherine, seven months old, and R. N. Montgomery left on the Flyer. Before they arrived the word came that he had passed away. The same morning they received a letter from Given White, saying that he spent two hours with him Sunday afternoon, and he was looking well considering his trip the previous day. Mr. Collins and family have been living on the Dugan farm 11 miles north of Clinton, but when he decided to enter the sanitarium they sold their things and came to her father, R. N. Montgomery, and wife, North Main street. May 27th, 1922, James Collins was united in marriage to Miss Lucille Montgomery, who with the two babes, Cleota Ruth, age 2 years, and Martha Catherine, seven months, are left to mourn his death; also his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Collins, 8 miles north of Clinton, and the following brothers and sisters - B. and Miss Lavina at home; Mrs. Prudence Malone and Ira Collins, both residing north of Clinton. Deceased served 21 months in the World's war, and was gassed while over seas. His body was brought to Clinton Wednesday morning and taken to the Sims-Wilkinson undertaking rooms. The funeral services were conducted at Fields Creek cemetery Thursday by Rev. A. N. Lindsey. Interment in the cemetery near by.

COLLINS, John Nat
b: Mar 10 1855, Missouri
d: Jul 15 1913, 5 mi E of Montrose, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Teays Chapel Cemetery, Bear Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Montrose Recorder, Montrose, Henry Co, MO, Friday, Jul 18 1913 - Nat Collins Dead - J. N. Collins living five miles east of Montrose died at his home Tuesday night at 11:30 o'clock after a brief illness. Only a short time ago Mr. Collins was in town greeting his many friends, and was apparently enjoying good health. Funeral services were conducted at Teays Chapel Thursday afternoon. Burial at Teays Chapel Cemetery. - Montrose Recorder, Montrose, Henry Co, MO, Friday, Jul 25 1913 - We are never called to bury our friends that we do not feel keenly our loss. In fact, we feel that the gap thus made cannot be filled. We are made poorer at each out-going friend. The real worth of a true friend cannot be estimated in dollars and cents, and there are no rules in mathematics whereby we may reach a first conclusion of their worth. To be able to appreciate their worth we must know them. So often we think we know men and are loud in their praise and find out later that other men knew them better than we did, and we were deceived in our man. Mans life should be as an open book, to be read and known, and everyone is writing his or her own book of life, "whether foul or fair". My acquaintance with the subject of this notice, John N. Collins, was made several years ago during a pastorate of three years in the Montrose charge. To me he was a friend and continued so to be although we met only a few times in the intervening years. He was born Mar. 10th, 1855, and departed this life July 15th, 1913. Between these two dates were all possibilities of this life, and just how well he filled in the time every one that knew him knows full well. He was an industrious energetic, prosperous, enterprising man. His busy life thus added to the wealth of the community in which he lived. He was happily married to Miss Ora Mae Hoover, Mar. 28th, 1889, to whose busy hands good judgment and economy much is due to his success as a business man. It was always a pleasure to me to visit at his home. To the above union three children were born, one son and two daughters. These children have the sympathy of the entire community. Funeral service at Teays Chapel with a large crowd of sorrowing and sympathizing friends in attendance. The family have lost a good father and the community a good citizen.

COLLINS, Kathryn L. ELLIOTT
b: Apr 11 1925, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
d: Apr 13 2001, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur: Chilhowee Cemetery, Chilhowee, Johnson Co, MO
arr:
Consalus Funeral Homes
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 24 2001 - Kathryn L. Collins was born April 11, 1925, in Clinton, daughter of Charlie and Lillian Cauthon Elliott. She died April 13, 2001, at Westwood Nursing Center. She married Ernest John Collins on December 19, 1942. He preceded her in death in 1996. She had lived in Johnson County most of her life. She was a homemaker and a member of the Baptist faith. She was also preceded in death by her parents; one daughter, Doris Williamson, and two brothers, Clarence and George Elliott. Survivors include one son, Robert Collins and wife, Diana, Warrensburg; four brothers, Raymond Elliott, Fordland, Jerry Elliott, Earl Elliott, both of Independence, Charles Elliott, state of Texas; one sister, Loralee Cooper, Lowry City; seven grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held April 16 at the Consalus Chapel, Chilhowee. Burial was in Chilhowee Cemetery.

COLLINS, Mary Agnes GARTH
b: Jan 25 1872, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
d: Jul 9 1900, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery CO-CU, Clinton, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Mrs. C. F. Collins, after a lingering illness, died Monday evenning in her 29th year, at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. S. D. Garth. She was taken to Colorado springs with the hope of benefitting her health and seemed to get better, but for a short time only. When she returned to Clinton, she gradually grew worse. She was a devoted wife, loved and respected, and leaves a husband and a little boy, about four years old.

COLLINS, Mary Ann BOX
b: Jul 7 1864, Illinois
d: Feb 27 1926, Missouri
bur:
Laurel Oak Cemetery CA-CO, Windsor, Windsor Twp, Henry Co, MO
Mary Ann Box was born in Illinois July 7, 1864, and united in marriage to William Collins March 28, 1886. To this union four children, two sons and two daughters, were born, all of whom with the husband, survive: Mrs. David Knoles, Mrs. James Ball, Jesse and William Collins. She is also survived by six sisters and four brothers: Mrs. E. J. Sampson, Deepwater; Mrs. W. H. Thomson, Spokane, Wash.; Mrs. Jesse Clark, Williams, Iowa; Mrs. W. H. Davis, Charity, Mo.; W. G. Box, Windsor; G. W. Box, Wheatland; Jesse Box, Bridgeport, Neb.; John Box, Windsor. She departed this life Feb. 27, 1926, at 7:30 p.m., after a long illness. Early in life she united with the Baptist church. Funeral services were held at the home Monday afternoon by Rev. J. T. Bryson, pastor of the Windsor Baptist church. And interment was made in Laurel Oak Cemetery.

COLLINS, Mary Theresa BLEVINS
b: Dec 22 1856, Henry Co, MO
d: 1933, E of Urich, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Norris Cemetery, Big Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Mrs. William Ben Collins died at her home east of Urich, Saturday evening at 6 o'clock. Death was due to her advanced age. For more than a year she had been bedfast, during which time she was given devoted care by her daughter, Mrs. S. W. Woltzen, Dr. Woltzen, and a daughter-in-law, Mrs. Ethel Collins. Mary Theresa Blevins, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R. P. Blevins, was born December 22, 1856. Her father was the first white male child to be born in Henry county. Fifty-eight years ago she was united in marriage to William B. Collins, and came to the home where she died, as a bride. To their union, two children were born: Mrs. S. W. Woltzen, who has been with the mother the past year, and Johnnie, who passed away 12 years ago. Mrs. Collins was possessed of the courtesies and fineness of her ancestral gentlewomen, and as she went her way through life, she reaped a great earthly reward for her many good deeds and kindliness in the warm friends she made. Her life meant much to the community. she was a member of the Hartwell Baptist church, which she had joined in the early eighties and a charter member of the Urich Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star, where she had been past Matron. In her home, Mrs. Collins found the greatest contentment. There she was a radiant hostess, and all who entered found a happiness and friendliness that drew them back again and again. Mrs. Collins leaves her beloved husband and daughter, also a brother, Jonathan Blevins, of Urich, and five sisters; Mrs. John Cornett, Urich; Mrs. Robert DeArmond of Maysville, Ark.; Mrs. C. A. Davis, Independence; Mrs. Nora Hall, Kansas City, Mo., and Mrs. J. R. Shaver, Colorado Springs, Colo. All were present for the funeral except Mrs. DeArmond and Mrs. Shaver. The funeral services were conducted Monday afternoon. Burial was in the Norris Cemetery.

COLLINS, Maxine CROWDER IRWIN
b: May 29 1929, Liberal, Barton Co, MO
d: Dec 13 2003, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery CO-CU, Clinton, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Consalus Funeral Homes

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 6 2004 - Maxine Collins was born May 28, 1929, at Liberal, daughter of John Isaac and Eliza Jane Crowder. She died December 13, 2003, at the age of 74 years, six months and 15 days at Clinton Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center. Preceding her in death were he first husband, Arthur Irwin; second husband, Robert Collins; two brothers, Clint Crowder and Wood Crowder; one son, Ronald Irwin, and one grandson, Samuel Irwin. Survivors include two sons, Merle Irwin and wife Barbara, Clinton, and Robert Irwin and wife Dian, Lockwood; one daughter, Kathy Dean and husband, Mark, Clinton; eight grandchildren, several great-grandchildren; one brother, Jim Crowder, Reno, Nevada; three sisters, Evelyn Bishop, Carmichael, California, Cleo Wayman, Nevada, and Pansy Yost, Thornton, Colorado, plus several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held December 17, at Consalus-Bradley Chapel. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery.

COLLINS, Mrs. R. W.
b: n/a
d: Jun 1911, Leesville, Henry Co, MO

Clinton MO - Mrs. R. W. Collins, living in Leesville, jumped into the well at the home of a man named Ed Russell, near the Collins' home, some time Friday night and was drowned. She had made four or five attempts to suicide in the past few years. The poor lady's mind had been unbalanced for some time and very careful watch had been kept over her but she eluded them Friday night. She was found by Ed Dickey the next morning.

COLLINS, Randall Lee "Randy"
b: abt 1972
d: Feb 17 2007, ElDorado Springs, Cedar Co, MO
bur: Yeater Cemetery, Center Twp, St. Clair Co, MO

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Feb 19 2007 - Randall Lee "Randy" Collins, 35, ElDorado Springs, died Saturday, February 17, 2007, at his home. Funeral services will be Tuesday, February 20, at Sheldon Funeral Home, ElDorado Springs, with burial in Yeater Cemetery, Osceola.

COLLINS, Shirley W.
b: Oct 13 1921
d: May 22 2004
bur: Osceola Cemetery, Osceola, St. Clair Co, MO
arr:
Sheldon-Goodrich Funeral Home
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, May 24 2004 - Graveside services for Shirley W. Collins, 82, Osceola, will be Wednesday, May 26, at Osceola Cemetery.

COLLINS, William Benjamin, Judge
b: Jul 18 1856, near Urich, Henry Co, MO
d: May 19 1938, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Norris Cemetery, Big Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Wilkinson Funeral Home

Judge W. B. Collins Dies - Pioneer Henry County Citizen and Former County Court Judge Dies at Home May 19 - Judge William B. Collins, pioneer citizen and former judge of the Henry County court, died at 5:00 p.m. Thursday, May 19, at his home in Big Creek township that he had occupied throughout his long life, near the scene of his birth, even using the well that was drilled by his pioneer father, Thomas Collins, who had come to Warren County in Western Missouri in 1825, from Albermarle County, Virginia. The years slipping into generations, had passed over Judge Collins kindly, leaving him quiet to enjoy the past and tolerant to view the future. Sorrow too had been his for of his immediate people, only his daughter, Mrs. S. W. Woltzen and a brother, J. T. Collins, were left to him. His daughter-in-law, whose devotion was almost filial, had made her home in the Judge Collins home most of the time since the death of her husband in 1922, and had helped Dr. and Mrs. Woltzen in loving care of him as life stretched down its sunset way. William Benjamin Collins was born July 18, 1856, near Urich, Big Creek township, the son of Thomas and Sarah Wooster Collins, both Virginians. His father had gone to California with the gold rush in '49, crossing the desert with an ox team train and "striking it rich," had returned home by way of the Isthmus of Panama and New Orleans, where he had exchanged his gold dust for U.S.A. currency. Thomas Collins came to Henry County in 1855, buying several hundred acres of land in the Garland community and there established his family. He and his estimable wife now life in the Norris Cemetery where their last son was laid beside them. His family tell fascinating stories of their early pioneer experiences, when there were still many Indians in the vicinity. One of them was of the inordinate interest in the white papoose and their unavailing efforts to borrow young Will from his wary mother, who did not trust them. The wild game and the open prairies have changed country life since those early days and the good roads he promoted, and advances in science have changed household living, and means of transportation. Mr. Collins was educated in the country schools of Big Creek and Honey Creek and following in the footsteps of his father, he had the love of the land deep in his heart and a clear knowledge of stock raising, which were both his hobby as well as his business, and he was a recognized authority at both. Judge Collins and Miss Mary Blevins, of native Henry County parentage, were married February 20, 1876, and two children were given them, John Pressley and Ella, now Mrs. S. W. Woltzen, who with her husband, have never failed in devotion to her father. Judge Collins was a vigorous member of the Baptist church and for over half a century a member of the Urich Masonic order. He was a man of warm friendships, and with the ease and freedom begotten of pioneer experience extended all the hospitality of his rooftree with genuine sincerity and pleasure. He was a loyal Democrat from the first forming of political principles, and for two terms served the county as judge, 1914-16 and 1916-18. He was a member of the court and vividly recalled the memorable burning of the railroad bonds, October 9, 1915, when unprecedented crowds visited Clinton and cheer was at heights that swelled a populace with the ardor of celebration. Strong and vital, a worthy factor in building and shaping life about him, Judge Collins has passed to realms of the Blest and those who mourn him at the same time give thanks for his great personality. His only surviving nephew, A. Loyd Collins, conducted the funeral services on Sunday, from the old Collins homestead. Masonic services were held at the graveside at Norris cemetery near his home.

COLLINS, William P.
b: Mar 10 1864, Millersburg, IL
d: Jun 11 1933, Missouri
bur:
Laurel Oak Cemetery CA-CO, Windsor, Windsor Twp, Henry Co, MO
William P. Collins was born at Millersburg, Illinois, on March 10, 1864. When just a small boy he came to Missouri with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Collins. He has lived in and around Windsor a good many years, until the time of his death in the early hours of June 11, 1933, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Dave Knoles. Mr. Collins joined the Christian church when only a boy. In 1885, he was united in marriage to Mary Anna Box, who preceded him in death seven years ago the 27th of February. To this union four children were born, all of whom are now living in Windsor. They are Jesse Collins, W. H. Collins, Mrs. Dave Knoles and Mrs. Lillie Ball. He also leaves to mourn his death two sisters, Mrs. Maggie Kelso of Pueblo, Colorado, and Mrs. Dan Baker of California, fourteen grandchildren and three great-grandchildren, and a great number of friends who will miss him very much. Funeral services were held Monday afternoon and interment was made in Laurel Oak cemetery.

COLON, Carolyn
b: Mar 28 1937, Topeka, Shawnee Co, KS
d: Sep 14 2003, Clinton, Henry Co, MO

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Sep 16 2003 - Carolyn Colon, 66, Clinton, died Sunday, September 14, 2003, at Golden Valley Hospital. A celebration of her life will be held Wednesday, September 17, at the Tebo Baptist Church. She was born March 28, 1937, in Topeka, Kansas. She was a 35-year government employee. She remained active in NARFE and volunteered with her husband, Julio, for the Medicare Claim Program. She was recently recognized by the governor of Missouri for the Volunteer of the Year Award. Preceding her in death were her brother, Loren Parnell, and mother Violet Jones. Survivors include her husband, Julio, of the home; two daughters, Terry Elkins and husband Bud, Kansas City, Pam Hale and husband Rick, Bolivar; four grandchildren, Rhianna and Clint Elkins and Tyler and Tauri Hale.

COLSON, Alma Ruth ZINK
b: Nov 17 1914, E of Appleton City, St. Clair Co, MO
d: Apr 11 2004, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur: Appleton City Cemetery, Appleton City, St. Clair Co, MO
arr:
Hill & Son Funeral Home
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 20 2004 - Alma Ruth (Zink) Colson, daughter of Isaac Thomas and Della Frances (Yonce) Zink, was born November 17, 1914, east of Appleton City, less than a mile from where she was presently living. She died April 11, 2004, at Golden Valley Hospital in Clinton at 89 years of age. Ruth attended country schools and graduated from Appleton City High School. She was baptized at the First Christian Church in Appleton City in the fall of 1927 accepting Christ as her Savior. On December 24, 1930, she was united in marriage with Kermit Lee Colson. In 1936 they moved to California where she worked during the day and attended college at night. In 1939 they moved to the central San Joaquin Valley. during the war Ruth worked at the Air Force base where Lee was stationed. In the fall of 1980 they moved back to Missouri, living on the AA Highway near Appleton City. Ruth was employed by General Motors dealers for 20 years as office manager and accountant. In 1972 she went back to work for four years as office manager for Couture Farms. Mrs. Colson was a 45-year member and past Matron of Lily of the Lake Chapter #41, Order of the Eastern Star in Lemore California. She also served the California Grand Chapter in several capacities, including Deputy Grand Matron. She was a 50-year member and past president of Lemore American Legion Auxiliary Post #100, a member of Sharon Temple #92 Daughters of the Nile in Fresno, California. She was past Bethel Guardian of Lemore, Bethel of Jobs Daughters #288, a member of the Order of the Eastern Star Strafford #157 of Appleton City. Ruth was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 71 years; two brothers, Andrew and Hazel Zink; two nephews, Kenneth Zink and Bill Colson; and two nieces, Evelyn Dines and Jane Zink. Survivors include two nephews, Donald Lee Colson of Tulare, California, and Stanley Zink, Appleton City; five nieces, Betty Lou Payne, Roanoke, Texas, Janet Colson of Tulare, California, Carolyn Kelsay of Urich, Bettie Zink of Mt. Zion, and Carolyne Colson of Deepwater; one sister-in-law, Margaret Colson, Urich, and a brother-in-law, Walter (Bill) Colson of Tulare, California. Funeral services were at Hill & Son Funeral Home, Appleton City, Wednesday, April 14, 2004. Burial was in Appleton City Cemetery.

COLSON, Archibald Bethel
b: Apr 27 1837, Overton Co, TN
d: Nov 15 1906, W of Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Hopewell Cemetery, Walker Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Missouri, Nov 24 1906 - Archibald Colson died at his home west of Clinton on Thursday, November 15, 1906, at 10 o'clock a.m. His death was not unexpected since Mr. Colson has been an invalid for more than two years. During this time, his wife has been a patient, untiring nurse, leaving undone nothing that would add to his comfort or prolong his life. He was the eldest son of James Colson and wife and was born April 27, 1837 in Overton County, Tenn. He came to Missouri in 1859 and had resided on his farm west of Clinton for a number of years. Six brothers and five sisters, all living on this and surrounding counties, survive him. On June 24, 1863, Mr. Colson married Miss Hannah M. Sevier. They had three sons and four daughters. The sons are: Dr. John Colson, Spruce, Bates County; Boss Colson, who lives near Piper, and Press Colson, who lives at home. The daughters are Mrs. Mert Anderson, Mrs. Tom Crissman, Mrs. Mollie Anderson and Mrs. Joe Harness. Funeral at Hopewell. The interior of the grave was draped in festoons of green vines and white and purple mums and ferns, very beautiful and profuse.

COLSON, Clarice Marie GARLAND
b: Nov 15 1917, Geary Co, KS
d: Apr 6 2002, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery CO-CU, Clinton, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Consalus Funeral Homes

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 17 2002 - Clarice Marie Colson was born November 15, 1917, in Geary County, Kansas, daughter of Harry and Anna Black Garland. She died April 6, 2002 at North Kansas City Hospital. She married Eugene Colson in 1940 at Manhattan, Kansas. She was a homemaker and had spent most of her adult life in Blue Springs raising her family and being a helpmate to her husband. They later retired to Clinton. She loved nature, especially attracting and observing unusual birds. She was an avid Kansas City Chief and Royals fan. She is survived by one son, John Colson and wife Nellie, Houston, Texas; two daughters, Connie Cowley, Harrisonville, and Jean Marie Mershon and husband Sonny, Kansas City; two sisters, Eulalia (Tootie) Fair, Manhattan, Kansas, and Vernie Carr, Wamego, Kansas; one brother, Dale Garland, Grain Valley; seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held April 10, at Holy Rosary Catholic Church. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery.

COLSON, Elizabeth Katherine KOCH
b: May 19 1974, Butler, Bates Co, MO
d: Jul 12 2012, Urich, Henry Co, MO
bur: Cremation
arr:
Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jul 16 2012 - Elizabeth Katherine Koch-Colson, 38, Montrose, died Thursday, July 12, 2012 in Urich, Missouri. She was born May 19, 1974 to David Koch and Kathy Patrick in Butler. Elizabeth grew up in Germantown and attended St. Mary's Elementary School and Montrose High School, both in Montrose. She furthered her education at Central Missouti State University in Warrensburg and received a Bachelors Degree in Criminal Justice. Elizabeth worked at Casey's General Store in Montrose for several years. In addition, she was a volunteer firefighter for the Montrose Fire Department. Most recently, she was employed as a director for Pathways in the Clinton, Butler and Warsaw offices. Elizabeth was an active member of Beta Sigma Phi where she helped with Kid's Day and adopted many needy families for the holidays. She was also a foster parent for several years. Elizabeth was a founding member of Rescue Me, an organization to rescue ferral cats. She attended the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Montrose. Elizabeth enjoyed camping, gardening, scrapbooking, shopping, cooking, traveling, visiting with family and friends and playing Scrabble. She was always in a good mood and can be described as happy-go-lucky. Elizabeth was very giving of her time and liked to help others in need. Her beloved dogs "Dozer" and "Red" and cat "Precious" provided her with great companionship. Elizabeth is survived by her husband and love of her life, Kevin Colson of Montrose; her father, David Koch of Montrose; her mother, Kathy Patrick and husband, Travis, Urich; her grandmother, Clara Koch of Montrose; three brothers, Greg Koch and companion. Pam, Tightwad, Matt Koch of Montrose, and Glenn Koch and wife Charlotte, Montrose; one stepbrother, Adam Patrick of Urich; friend and foreign exchange student, Julius Hietala of Finland, and many nephews, nieces, uncles, aunts, cousins and many friends. She was preceded in death by her paternal grandfather, Matthew Koch and maternal grandparents, Elmer and Dorothy Hon. Rosary and funeral services were Monday, July 16, at Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel in Butler. Cremation to follow services.

COLSON, Eugene Benford
b: Dec 9 1917, Riley Co, KS
d: May 26 1996, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery CO-CU, Clinton, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Eugene Benford Colson was born December 9, 1917, in Riley County, Kansas, the son of George O. and Rachel Payne Colson. He died Sunday, May 26, 1996, at his home in Clinton at the age of 78. On April 4, 1940, in Manhattan, Kansas, he was married to Clarice Marie Garland. He was a farmer prior to his retirement. He was a member of the Mid-America Coon Hunters Association and the Rocky Mountain Elks Association. He is survived by his wife, Clarice, of the home; a son, John R. Colson of North Kansas City; two daughters, Jean Marie Mershon, Kansas City, and Connie Cowley, Harrisonville; one sister, Doris Kimball, Manhattan, Kansas; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Wednesday, May 29, at the Consalus Chapel, Clinton. Burial was in the Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

COLSON, Kermit Lee
b: Dec 14 1911, Henry Co, MO
d: Jul 23 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, Jul 30 2002 - Kermit Lee Colson, son of Homer A. and Hallie Nadine (Pfost) Colson, was born December 14, 1911, in Henry County, near Stone's Chapel Church, where he grew up. He was baptized in the church at an early age. He attended Cleveland Elementary School and graduated from Montrose High School in 1930. On December 24, 1930, he was united in marriage with Ruth Zink. For a few years they resided in the home where he was born. They moved to Ventura, California, early in 1936 where they resided for three years. In 1939 they moved to Avenal, California, where he worked for Standard Oil Company of California, retiring after 36 years of service. In 1942 he enlisted in the Training Command of the Air Force where he served as an aerial engineer on B24 bombers until the war was over. At this time Lee returned to work for Standard Oil Company in addition to a farm operation where he raised cattle along with his work. He was a past Master of Welcome Lodge #255 F.&A.M., a 55-year member of American Legion Post #100 and Past Patron of Lily of the Lake Chapter #41, Order of the Eastern Star in Lemore, California. He was also a member of the Shriners in Springfield, and the Appleton City Masonic Lodge #412 A.F. & A.M. and the Order of the Eastern Star, Olive Branch Chapter. Lee and Ruth returned to Missouri in the fall of 1980, living in Springfield where he continued to raise beef cattle. He built a new home in 1992 in the Appleton City area, where he passed away July 23, 2002, at the age of 90 years. He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Keith and Kenneth Colson; two nephews, William (Billy) Colson and Kenneth Zink; one niece., Jane Zink. He is survived by his wife, Ruth, of the home; one brother, Walter (Bill) Colson of Tulare, California; two nephews, Donald Lee Colson of Tulare, California, and Stanley Zink of Appleton City; five nieces, Betty Lou Payne of Roanoke, Texas, Janiet Colson of Tulare, California, Evelyn Dines of Kansas, Carolyn Kelsey of Urich and Betty Zink of Mt. Vernon; one sister-in-law, Margaret Colson of Urich; six great-nephews, seven great-nieces and several great-great-nephews and nieces. Funeral services were at Hill & Son Funeral Home, Appleton City, Saturday, July 27. Burial was in Appleton City Cemetery.

COLSON, Margaret JOHNSTON
b: May 6 1912, near Piper, Henry Co, MO
d: Apr 5 2006, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
White Oak Cemetery, Walker Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Vansant-Mills Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 28 2006 - Margaret Johnston Colson was born May 6, 1912, in rural Henry County, near Piper, to William Henry Johnston and Lillie Phoebe Davis Johnston. She was the youngest of nine children. Margaret died April 5, 2006, at Golden Valley Hospital in Clinton at the age of 93. Margaret spent her entire life in the Montrose and Urich communities. Margaret married Keith Colson March 16, 1932. Margaret and Keith had two children, William W. "Bill" and Carolyn. Margaret and Keith farmed east of Montrose for many years before retiring in Montrose in 1965 and she later moved into Urich Senior Housing. Margaret moved in with her daughter and family, Carolyn and Bill Kelsay, in 1994. For 10 years she enjoyed making quilts, beautiful handiwork and the company of her grandson, Michael. She was most happy doing garden work, handiwork and spending time with her nieces and nephews, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. The love of her family and friends was demonstrated the last few years of her life by making many beautiful quilts and other beaded handiwork. Margaret was a member of Urich Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Keith; son Bill, and brothers, Arthur Johnston, Howard Johnston and wife Bretha, Cecil Johnston, Fred Johnston and wife Mabel; sisters, Lola Wessell and husband Paul, Theta Walker and husband Marlin, May Doll and husband Albert, Violet Zehnder and husband Roy; brothers-in-law Kenneth Colson and wife Nannie, Lee Colson and wife Ruth, and sister-in-law Mary Colson. Survivors include her daughter Carolyn and husband Bill Kelsay, Urich; daughter-in-law Carolyne Colson of Deepwater; grandchildren, Kevin Colson and wife Beth, Montrose, Sherry Moore, Kansas City, Shanda Sander and husband Kevin, Independence, Michael Kelsay of Urich; great-grandchildren Dallas and Kelsay sander of Independence, Emma and Jake Moore of Kansas City; brother-in-law Walter Colson of Tulare, California; many nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held at Vansant-Mills Funeral Home in Clinton April 8. Burial was in White Oak Cemetery near Urich.

COLSON, Mary Elinor PHELPS
b: Dec 2 1915, E of Appleton City, St. Clair Co, MO
d: Dec 26 1999, Tulare, CA
bur: Tulare City Cemetery, Tulare, CA

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 14 2000 - Mary Elinor Phelps Colson, daughter of Jess B. and Birdie Warner Phelps, was born December 2, 1915, east of Appleton City. She died December 26, 1999, at the age of 83, after many years of heart problems, including open heart surgery in 1970 and a stroke in 1994. She attended White Hall grade school and graduated from Appleton City High School in 1934. Soon after graduation she worked in Kansas City for a short time. Leaving there she went to Idaho, then later to Nevada. In the spring of 1938 she moved to Tulare, California, to join her sister, Cleta Bernardi and her brother, Clarence Phelps. On September 16, 1938, she was united in marriage with Walter Murriel (Bill) Coalson. To this union one son, Donald, and one daughter, Janet, were born. She was a devoted mother and spent many hours working for the betterment of her family and the community where they lived. She was a charter member of the Palo Verde PTA in which she held many offices, including president. She helped to organize the Palo Verde 4-H Club, where she was a project leader and cooking instructor. She served on the Board of directors of the Palo Verde School for several years. She was a member of the First Methodist Church of Tulare. She was preceded in death by her mother, father, brother and sister. She is survived by her husband, Walter Murriel of the home; her son, Donald Colson; her daughter, Janet Kaiser, both of Tulare; three grandchildren, Craig Colson of Bakerfield, California, Chris Colson and Sheri Aillo, both of Tulare, and five great-grandchildren, Catlyn Samantha, Corina, Blake and Chase. Services were Thursday at Hamilton Peers Lorentzen Funeral Chapel, with burial in Tulare Cemetery.

COLSON, Roy A.
b: Jan 14 1861, Nashville, TN
d: Jan 18 1936, Lincoln, IL

Lincoln Courier, Lincoln IL, Monday, Jan 20 1936 - Services for the late Roy A. Colson, 75, whose death occurred Saturday afternoon at the County Farm following a heart attack, will be held Tuesday afternoon from the First Christian Church and burial will be in Zion Cemetery. Mr. Colson was born at Nashville, Tenn. January 14, 1861, the son of Mr. And Mrs. James Colson. He was married in Clinton, Mo., in 1890 to Susanna Bixler, who survives. He came to Illinois in 1897 and resided on a farm near Atlanta until 1903 when he became a resident of Lincoln. Surviving are his wife and the following four children: Mrs. Bessie Shea, Lincoln; Russell Colson, Cincinnati, Ohio; Ralph Colson, Beason and Mrs. Edith Winklepeck, Bloomington. A daughter, Isabella, preceded him in death. He also leaves 11 grandchildren, four brothers and three sisters. The body will be taken this evening to the home of his daughter, Mrs. Shea, 322 Fourth St. from the Kerrigan Chapel.

COLT, James Bryant Col.
b: Nov 4 1829, Niagra Falls, NY
d: Apr 21 1902, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery CO-CU, Clinton, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Missouri, Apr 26 1902 - In the death of Col. J. B. Colt, which occurred at 11 a.m. Monday, April 21, at his home on the south edge of Clinton, Henry County lost one of its very best and most respected citizens. He was a good and sincere man, kind, generous and courteous to everyone. As a businessman he had large ability and was unusually successful. His home was the place of hundreds of joyous gatherings and he spent his money freely to make people happy, making the world brighter and better to many people. He was nearing his fiftieth wedding anniversary and each day of the married life of Mr. and Mrs. Colt became sweeter, more tender and more sacred. He was born at Niagara Falls, New York and was 72 when he died. He was married in November 1852 at Lockport, New York to Mary Ann Morris, daughter of Thomas Morris. She was born and raised in England, coming to this country when she was a young lady. About three years after he was married, he moved to Iowa, returned to New York after a few years, then back to Iowa, remaining until the fall of 1866, when he came to Clinton. A short time later he moved west of Appleton City, engaging in sheep raising. About this time, active steps were taken toward building the MK&T Railroad. Mr. Colt returned to Clinton, took up a contract first in Pettis County, doing the work with a good profit. He took larger contracts in Henry for grading, constructing and finishing work. Other profitable contracts extended into Vernon County. Some time later he went to Kansas, taking quite a large contract on a railroad being built there. A few years later, he took an extensive contract in Texas, which was most successfully and profitably executed. About 22 years ago, he went to St. Louis, living in the city three years. During this time, he took a contract in Arkansas. It was a hurry piece of work and a Gould enterprise. To show his business and executive ability, his friends knew when the work was done, he and his three sons had made $60,000. His last railroad work was recently completed in Arkansas. For a time, Mr. Colt was engaged in the mercantile business in Clinton under the name of Colt & Smith. Both members of this firm are now dead, Charles Smith having died in Tennessee about one year ago. Mr. Colt built his first home on East Green Street. It was while he lived there that he bought a very large farm on the edge of St. Clair County, about five miles south of the town now of Deepwater. He made many improvements and lived on the place a part of three years. His beautiful home at the south limit of the city was built 19 years ago. This home, with the shrubbery, avenues of shade and ornamental trees, was one of the most attractive places in the state. Mr. Colt and his family have always been interested in beautifying the grounds about their home, adding to the ornamentation of town and country. All the tree planting from the Cotton place to and about the present home was done by Mr. Colt. He was interested in fruit growing and has on his place a large orchard. He was also fond of fine horses and raised and handled many fine animals. In 1892 he sold his homeplace to W.H. Smith, building across the street and a little farther out the present attractive home. The family consisted of eleven children, four daughters dying in early life and their son, John, who died two years ago, while just in the vigor of manhood. Three sons and three daughters survive - M.B. Colt of Alamosa, Colorado; W.A. Colt of Los Animas, Colorado; Edwin T. Colt of Clinton; Mrs. J.A. Reinhart of St. Louis; Mrs. W.C. Burk, Clinton; Mrs. H.F. Avery, Colorado Springs. Mr. Colt's fatal illness was paralysis, caused by a ruptured blood vessel in the brain. Very little hope for his recovery was entertained from the first. His last conscious moments and words were given to the companion of his life, calling her by name and saying that he knew her.

COLT, Morris B.
b: Dec 23 1855
d: Oct 18 1911, Colorado Springs, CO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery CO-CU, Clinton, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
Colorado Springs Gazette, Thursday, Oct 19 1911 - M.B. Colt Dies Suddenly - Funeral services of Morris B. Colt, who died yesterday morning at his home, 1006 North Wahsatch avenue, will be held from the family residence this morning at 10 o'clock, and at noon the body will be taken to his former home in Clinton, Mo., for interment. Mr. Colt was for many years chief clerk at the real estate offices of Yates & McClain, and had been in California for some time in hopes of regaining his health. He returned to this city Tuesday night, and although it was known that he was very ill, his death was unexpected. Mr. Colt was a brother of Mrs. (Minnie) Avery, wife of Mayor Henry F. Avery. He is survived by his wife, mother and several other relatives. He had been a resident of this state for about 20 years, living in Alamosa for 17 years before removing here.

COLVIN, Roy Delbert "R.D."
b: Dec 14 1942
d: Apr 16 2008, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
White Oak Cemetery, Walker Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Consalus Funeral Homes

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 18 2008 - Roy Delbert (R.D.) Colvin, 65, died Wednesday, April 16, 2008, at Golden Living Center-Westwood in Clinton. He was born December 14, 1942, the son of Roy and Nola (Hooker) Colvin. He attended Urich Elementary School and graduated from Urich High School. Following graduation he moved to Kansas City, attended IBM School and worked for the Kansas City Board of Trade. He moved back to Urich after the death of his father and went to work for The Clinton Eye as an advertising manager where he worked many years. He also was employed at the North Inn of Urich. R.D. was a very involved, committed person. He was a member of the Urich Inter-Church Council, past president of the Urich Reunion. He was president of the Urich Bicentennial Committee, a member of the Urich Community Historical Society, alderman of the City of Urich, Urich mayor-protem and past president of the Urich Lions Club. He was a member of the Christian Disciples of Christ Church. Three nieces, Carla Crump and her husband Jerry, Clinton, Sandy Holste and her husband Jay, Springfield, and Reba Kedigh of Urich and several great-nieces and nephews survive him. Preceding him in death were his parents; two sisters, Ila Jeanne Shroder and Frances Gertrude Kedigh; one brother, Kevin Leroy Colvin; two nephews, Charles Leroy Kedigh and Randy Lee Shroder. Funeral services will be Saturday, April 19, at Consalus Funeral Home, Urich. Burial will be in White Oak Cemetery.

COLWELL, Charles A.
b: Jul 3 1917
d: Apr 27 1999, Columbia, Boone Co, MO
bur:
Laurel Oak Cemetery CA-CO, Windsor, Windsor Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Hadley Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton, MO - Charles A. Colwell, 81, Windsor, died Tuesday, April 27, 1999, at the Ellis Fischell Cancer Hospital in Columbia. Funeral services will be Sunday, May 2, at the Hadley Funeral Home in Windsor.

COLWELL, Ruth L. ADAMS
b: Feb 16 1912, Latham, Butler Co, KS
d: Mar 4 2002, Windsor, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Laurel Oak Cemetery CA-CO, Windsor, Windsor Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Hadley Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Mar 7 2002 - Ruth L. Colwell, 90, Windsor, died late Monday evening, March 4, 2002, at Windsor Health Care and Rehab Center in Windsor. She was born February 16, 1912, in Latham, Kansas, the daughter of Hervey Franklin Adams and Eva Mae (Adams) Adams. On March 13, 1945, in Brownwood, Texas, she married Charles A. Colwell, who died April 27 1999. Mrs. Colwell was a homemaker and a member of the Windsor United Methodist Church in Windsor. She is survived by a son, C. Tom Colwell, Calhoun; a daughter, Linda M. Scovner, Fredrick, Maryland; three grandchildren, four great-grandchildren; two brothers, Richard H. Adams, Warrensburg, and Eugene Adams, Phoenix, Arizona. Funeral services will be Friday, March 8, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial will be in the Laurel Oak Cemetery.

 

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