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COPELAND, Alfred Martin
b: Dec 17 1878, near St. James, Phelps Co, MO
d: Aug 20 1961, Ladue, Henry Co, MO
White Oak Cemetery, Walker Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Vansant-Mills Funeral Home

Urich-Montrose Herald Tidings, Aug 25 1961 - Last rites for A. M. Copeland, 82, LaDue, who died Aug. 20 at his home, were held Wednesday, Aug. 23, at LaDue Christian Church. Burial was in White Oak Cemetery. Alfred Martin Copeland was born Dec. 17, 1878, near St. James, Mo., one of six children of Thomas and Cynthia Fritz Copeland. Two brothers preceded him in death. He grew to manhood in the St. James vicinity. On July 4, 1907, he married Dina Wentzel and they established their home at Rolla, Mo., where Mr. Copeland taught in the elementary school. He followed the teaching profession for more than 10 years then engaged in farming. They farmed near Safe, Mo., and before retiring 14 years ago, farmed a few years at Lucas, south of Urich. Upon retirement they settled in LaDue which since had been the home. Quiet and unassuming Mr. Copeland carried himself with dignity. He is remembered for his most pleasant mannerisms, a smiling countenance, his honesty, integrity and his deep regard for his fellowman. He was well liked by all who knew him and deeply respected. He leaves his wife and daughter, Opal, of the home; three sons, Edgar and Elsworth of near Urich, Robert Lee, Wichita; nine grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Frank (Rosa) Arnold, St. James, Mo.; two brothers, Chris, Safe, Mo., Robert, Rolla, Mo.; many other relatives and friends. One daughter preceded him in death.

COPELAND, Ellsworth Elmer
b: Apr 3 1917, Safe, Maries Co, MO
d: Jul 28 2007, Waverly, Coffey Co, KS
White Oak Cemetery, Walker Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Dickey Funeral Home

Ellsworth Elmer Copeland, of Urich, Missouri was born April 3, 1917 in Safe, Missouri, the son of Alfred Martin and Dinah Viola (Wentzel) Copeland. He departed this life Saturday, July 28, 2007 at the Sunset Manor Nursing Home, Waverly, Kansas at the age of 90 years, 3 months and 25 days. On September 21, 1941, Ellsworth was united in marriage to Ruth Bernice Ryan in Clinton, Missouri. Ellsworth was a farmer and stockman until his retirement in 2000. He was a member of the Lucas United Methodist Church near Urich, Missouri. Ellsworth loved to spend time in the outdoors especially hunting and fishing. He had lived in Urich and Appleton City, Missouri before moving to Waverly, Kansas in October 2006. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth Copeland on November 26, 2002; two brothers, Edgar and Robert Copeland and two sisters, Opal and Thelma Copeland. He is survived by a son, Richard Copeland and wife Kim, Topeka, Kansas; two daughters, Joan Copeland, Appleton City, Missouri, Lois Copeland, Waverly, Kansas; six grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; other relatives and many friends. Funeral services were held Wednesday, August 1, 2007 at the Dickey Funeral Home, Garden City, Missouri with burial in the White Oak Cemetery near Urich, Missouri.

COPELAND, Linville LeRoy
b: Mar 17 1944
d: Mar 19 1997, Enid, Garfield Co, OK

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Linville LeRoy Copeland, 53, formerly of Urich, died Wednesday, March 19, 1997, at his home in Enid, Oklahoma. Services will be held in Enid Oklahoma Friday, March 21.

b: Feb 7 1920
d: Nov 26 2002, Bates Co, MO
White Oak Cemetery, Walker Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Consalus Funeral Homes

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Nov 29 2002 - Ruth B. Copeland, 82, Appleton City, formerly of Urich, died Tuesday, November 26, 2002, at Bates County Memorial Hospital. Funeral services will be held Saturday, November 30, at Consalus-Bradley Chapel, Clinton, with burial in White Oak Cemetery. She was born February 7, 1920, daughter of John Benjamin and Clara E. Ryun Ryan. She married Ellsworth Copeland at Clinton on September 21. She worked the women's department at Wal-Mart for several years. She lived most of her adult life in the Urich area, moving to Appleton City two years ago. She was a graduate of Clinton High School and a member of the Lucas United Methodist Church. She had been a PTA president and active in 4-H. Preceding her in death were a son, Ronald Ellsworth Copeland; one granddaughter, Debbie Lynn Copeland; a half-brother, Earl Talley; one sister, Maxine Copeland; two stepbrothers, Raymond Talley and Lawrence Talley. Survivors include her husband, Ellsworth, of the home; one son, Richard Copeland and wife Kim, Topeka, Kansas; two daughters, J. D. Powell and husband Richard, Appleton City, Lois Copeland, Raytown; seven grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

b: 1907, St. Clair Co, MO
d: May 28 1995, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Maplewood Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Vansant-Mills Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Zoe Copenhaver, 89, Lowry City, died Sunday, May 28, 1995, at Westwood Home, Clinton. She was born in St. Clair County, the daughter of John and Bessie Dodson. On October 9, 1926, she and LeRoy Copenhaver were united in marriage. They had one son, John Robert Copenhaver, who died in 1969. Mrs. Copenhaver lived in Lowry City for 50 years, where her husband managed the MFA store. Mrs. Copenhaver's great-grandparents, the Sharp family, donated the land where the Henry County Courthouse is located. The Copenhaver family was active in the Lowry City Methodist church where they donated their time and efforts to the cause of Jesus Christ. She is survived by two grandchildren, Jaime Copenhaver and wife Cheryl, of Mission Viejo, California, and Sheri Dent and husband Rick of Jacksonville, Florida; one sister Agnes Richeson and husband Estell of Lowry City; one daughter-in-law Sandra Fortense of Decatur, Illinois; one sister-in-law Grace Dodson, Clinton, and four great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the Lowry City United Methodist Church, Thursday, June 1. Burial was in the Maplewood Cemetery, Brownington.

b: Sep 16 1946, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
d: Aug 19 2014, Kearney, Clay Co, MO
Englewood Cemetery CO-CU, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
arr: Vansant-Mills Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Sep 18 2014 - Kay Darlene (Clements) Copowycz, 67, died Tuesday, August 19, 2014 at Westbrook Villas, Kearney. Kay was born September 16, 1946 in Kansas City, the daughter of Harold and Bonnie (Whistler) Clements. She was a lifelong bowler, and loved playing golf and "Majah." Kay was a member of the Eagles Lodge of Clinton and Meadowlake County Club. She was preceded in death by her parents, and her husband, Walt in February of 2010. Survivors include her children, Kim (Darin) Hertzberg and Christa (Gene) Millsap both of Excelsior Springs, Missouri, and Shane (Amy) Green of Kearney, Missouri, her brother, Donald (Kathleen) Clements of Blue Springs, Missouri, and their son, Robert Clements of Castorland, New York, 8 grandchildren; Kila, Kelsi, Dalton, Dane, Kaden, Mallory, Gage, and Piper, 2 step-sons, Jason and Shawn Copowycz, and step-grandchildren; children; Makenzie, Madison, and Grayson. Funeral services were held Friday, August 22, 2014 at the Vansant-Mills Chapel, Clinton. Interment was in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton, Missouri.

COPPAGE, Donald B.
b: May 14 1925, Urich, Henry Co, MO
d: Dec 24 2004, Harrisonville, Cass Co, MO
Urich Cemetery, Bogard Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Consalus Funeral Homes

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Dec 28 2004 - Donald B. Coppage, 79, Harrisonville, was born May 14, 1925, at Urich. He died Friday, December 24, 2004, at Cass Medical Center in Harrisonville. Graveside services will be Wednesday, December 29, at the Urich Cemetery. Preceding him in death were his father C. C. Coppage; his mother Lucille Christey; sister Gwen Elliott, and stepfather Harold J. Christey. Survivors include his wife Ruth Jones Coppage; sister-in-law Jeanne Phillips; Anna L. Kinder; brother-in-law E. Dale Jones; several cousins and best friends, Gracy, Lucy and Buddy. Don and Ruth celebrated their golden anniversary in June 2000. They were married at the First Presbyterian Church in Mexico, Missouri, June 4, 1950. They moved to Kansas City in 1950 where he was employed for Brockette Cement Company, Botsford Readymix, Kissick Construction, Aylwood Products and Carter Waters Corporation, retiring in 1988. He and his wife are members of the United Methodist Church in Harrisonville.

b: Oct 20 1930
d: Aug 17 2011, Harrisonville, Cass Co, MO
Urich Cemetery, Bogard Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Consalus Funeral Homes

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Aug 23 2011 - Geneva Ruth Coppage, 80, Harrisonville, died Wednesday, August 17, 2011, at the Crown Care Center of Harrisonville. Ruth was born on October 20, 1930, to Harrison & Wilma "Horn" Jones. She graduated from the Mexico High School in Mexico, Mo. She married Don Coppage and they were married for 61 years. Ruth loved her work as a hair dresser in the nursing home industry. Survivors include several nieces and nephews and many beloved friends. Preceding her in death were her husband; two brothers, Donald D. Jones and E. Dale Jones, and four sisters, Zella Jones, Doris Watts, Anna Kinder and Jeanne Phillips. Graveside service will be Friday, August 26, at Urich Cemetery.

COPPAGE, John Wesley
b: Oct 19 1844, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
d: Oct 27 1930, Leeton, Johnson Co, MO
Hickory Grove Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - John Wesley Coppage died at his home in Leeton, October 27, after an illness of almost five months, with uremic poisoning, following an operation in Kansas City. Deceased was born in Clinton, October 19, 1844, where he was raised and educated. He enlisted in the Confederate army near the beginning of the Civil war, and served until the close. He was wounded several times, was captured and paroled by being sent west to fight the Indians. He was united in marriage October 23, 1867 with Lenora Amelila Avery, she being the daughter of the late Judge and Mrs. William Avery. Soon after their marriage they went to housekeeping near Hickory Grove church, where they lived until the death of Mrs. Coppage. Thirteen children blessed this union, nine of whom survive as follows: Mrs. W. J. Whidbee, Tulsa, Okla.; Rev. J. O. Coppage, San Antonio, Tex.; Mrs. S. J. Tapley, Colorado Springs, Colo.; Mrs. T. R. Whidbee, Leeton, H. T. Coppage, Cripple Creek, Colo.; Rev. O. C. Coppage, Kress, Tex.; C. C. Coppage, Hume, Mo.; Mrs. C. B. Robbins, Leeton; C. G. Coppage, Nevada. His first wife died November 14 1911, and he was again united in marriage to Mrs. S. I. Williams, March 2 1915, who survives. She with his four children, who live in Missouri gave him devoted care during his last illness. He united early in life with the M. E. church, South, being one of the charter members of the Hickory Grove Church when it was organized. He continued an active and steadfast member throughout the remainder of his life. He leaves to survive him, besides his wife and children, one aged sister, Mrs. F. M. Wise, near Leeton, 17 grandchildren and one great grand child. Funeral services were conducted at the First Baptist church in Leeton, Tuesday afternoon. Burial was in the Hickory Grove Cemetery. Two of his children outside the state attended the funeral services, H. T. Coppage, Cripple Creek, Colo., and Rev. O. C. Coppage, Kress, Tex.

COPPAGE, Lenora Amelia AVERY
b: Aug 2 1847, Henry Co, MO
d: Nov 14 1911, Henry Co, MO
Hickory Grove Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Mrs. J. W. Coppage Stricken With Paralysis Monday Evening. - On Tuesday the sad news of the death of Mrs. J. W. Coppage of near Hickory Grove, was spread over the community. She was born in August 1847 and died Tuesday morning, November 14, at 1:30 p.m., being 64 years and about 4 months of age. On Monday Mrs. Coppage helped do a large washing, and at the supper table that evening complained of feeling sick and continued to grow worse until 7:30 when she was stricken with paralysis. She lingered until 1:30 Tuesday morning when the final summons came. Her husband and nine children survive; thirteen children having been born to this union; also one brother, Ed Avery and one sister, Mrs. M. F. Finks to mourn the loss of a loved one who has always been a kind and esteemed friend to all who knew her. The funeral services were conducted Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 by Rev. Lawrence Orr at the family home near Hickory Grove. A large crowd of sorrowing friends had gathered there to pay their last tribute to the mother who was esteemed so highly by her many friends. The remains were laid to rest in the Wiley (now known as Hickory Grove, Tebo Twp) cemetery near that place.

COPPAGE, William C.
b: Dec 17 1811, Culpepper Co, VA
d: May 28 1877, Henry Co, MO
Hickory Grove Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
A Good Man Sleepeth. Died - On Tuesday morning, May 28th, at his residence near Hickory Grove, Tebo township, Wm. Coppage, aged 67 years. The deceased was an old citizen of the county, and resided in Clinton at an early period in the town's history. His daughter, Mrs. McD. Collins, was the second female infant born in the town. Of a kind and amiable disposition and even temper, it has been asserted by those who have known him for a quarter of a century, that during which time they have never known the deceased to use a harsh or unkind word. Few such men live, and it is not strange that the world learns to love them fondly, and that many sad eyes and aching hearts follow them to the grave. - St. Louis Christian Advocate, Abstract of Obituary - William Coppage was born in Culpepper Co., Va, Sept 17, 1811. In the year 1836 he emigrated to Mo. and settled in Henry Co. Mo., and for 30 years followed his profession as tailor in the town of Clinton. A few years since he moved to the country and commenced farming, where he spent the remainder of his life. He was converted at a Camp Meeting held at Drake's Camp Ground and joined the MECS in 1846. He had tried to see all of his children grown and in the Church, who with his weeping widow sorrow not as those that have no hope.

b: Jul 3 1946, Boonville, Cooper Co, MO
d: Oct 5 2000, Sedalia, Pettis Co, MO
Drakes Chapel Cemetery, Deer Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Vansant-Mills Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Oct 6 2000 - Judy F. Copple, Clinton, was born on July 3, 1946, in Boonville. She died Thursday, October 5, 2000, at Bothwell Hospital, Sedalia. She was the daughter of the late Harry and Barbra (King) Waibel. On August 30, 1968, she married Roger Copple in Independence, who survives her of the home. In 1964 she graduated from the William Chrisman High School. After graduation she was employed by Montgomery Wards Department Stores in Kansas City from 1964 to 1971. They moved to Otterville and lived there from 1972 to 1980. While living there she was an abstract clerk under the supervision of the late Mrs. L. Brown at the Pettis County Abstract and Title Company in Sedalia. In 1980 they moved to Clinton and she became the manager of the Henry County Abstract and Title Company and held that position until 1997 when due to ill health she had to retire. Judy was the mother of Troy Copple and Lea Etta Peterson, both of Clinton. She was also the step-mother of Liz Anne Conners of Lee's Summit, Roger Copple II of Overland Park, Kansas, and John Copple of Greenwood. She was the grandmother of four and the step-grandmother of 11 grandchildren. Judy enjoyed barrel racing, the rodeo, being the president of the Business and Professional Women's Club and a loving wife and friend. Funeral services were held at the Drake's Chapel United Methodist Church on Monday, October 9. Burial was in the Drake's Chapel Cemetery.

b: May 29 1932, Amoret, Bates Co, MO
d: Aug 28 2001, Osceola, St. Clair Co, MO
Iconium Cemetery, Iconium, St. Clair Co, MO
arr: Sheldon-Goodrich Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Aug 29 2001 - Helena B. (Luckan) Corbin, 69, Lowry City, died Tuesday, August 28, 2001, at the Sac-Osage Hospital in Osceola. She was born in Amoret and was a longtime Osceola and Lowry City area resident. She was a nurse's aide. Funeral services will be Thursday, August 30, at the Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel in Osceola. Burial will be in the Iconium Cemetery, near Osceola.

b: Jun 14 1920
d: May 15 2004
Harper Cemetery, Quincy, Hickory Co, MO
arr: Sheldon-Goodrich Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, May 17 2004 - Funeral services for Inez F. Corbin, 83, Osceola, will be Tuesday, May 18, at the Sheldon-Goodrich Funeral Homee, Osceola, with burial at Harper Cemetery near Osceola.

b: Aug 19 1920, Weaubleau, Hickory Co, MO
d: Apr 2 2003, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
D.W. Newcomer's Sons Funeral Homes
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 25 2003 - D. B. Cordell, 82, Raytown, died April 2, 2003, at Research Hospital in Kansas City from complications of a stroke. He was born August 19, 1920, to James G. Cordell and Cena L. (McKinney) Cordell at Weaubleau. He was the youngest of four children. He was preceded in death by his parents, on brother, Leonard, and two sisters, Opal and Thelma. He attended school at Ballard, going to the eighth grade. On November 26, 1944, he was united in marriage to Icel Louise (Penn) Cordell. They were married 49 years before she preceded him in death on December 16, 1993. To this union, one son, was born, Duane, who was born February 2, 1954. While living in Clinton, he was employed by Wilkinson Funeral Home as a funeral assistant, Anderson Hatchery as a truck driver hauling chickens and worked for Curtis Candy selling and delivering candy. In 1954, Dee and Icel moved to Kansas City, living in an apartment on Troost Avenue, moving to 1329 Cypress, also in Kansas City. In 11966, they moved to Raytown, living there for a total of 36 years. In Kansas City, he worked for Borden's Dairy, the milkman for President Harry S. Truman, before, during and after his presidency. He sold insurance for K. C. Life, then went to work for the Kansas City School district as a maintenance worker. He retired in 1982 after 23 years of service. After he retired, he and Icel enjoyed planting a big garden in their backyard, travelling, visiting friends and relatives, far and near, and enjoying life to the fullest. He also enjoyed going to monthly breakfast with retirees from the Kansas City School District and helping his son and grandson at Creative Dental Arts on Tuesday and Friday evenings. Being a grandfather to his only grandson, Dustin A. Cordell, was one of his favorite things. Dustin spent a lot of time with him. Dustin mowed his lawn with a lawn tractor that was bought for him and they'd go to McDonald's, Ponderosa or Old Country Buffet to eat lunch. They would go for walks in the park, visiting with friends along the way. He is survived by his only child, Duane B. and daughter-in-law, Leslie and grandson, Dustin A. (Dusty Boy) Cordell, all of Lee's Summit. Funeral services were held April 7 at Newcomer's Floral Hills Chapel. Burial was in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens.

b: Oct 24 1926, Lowry City, St. Clair Co, MO
d: Dec 16 1993, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
Floral Hills Cemetery, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
arr: D.W. Newcomer's Sons Funeral Homes

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Mrs. Icel Louis Cordell, 67, Raytown, formerly of Clinton, died Thursday, December 16, 1993 at Park Lane Medical Center in Kansas City. Services were Monday at the Newcomer's Floral Hills Chapel, Kansas City. Burial was in Floral Hills Cemetery. Mrs. Cordell worked as a tax processor for the IRS. She was born in Lowry City, daughter of Robert Daniel and Georgia Thurman Penn. She was married to D. B. Cordell, who survives. Also surviving is one son, Duane Cordell of Lee's Summit; her mother, Georgia Penn of Raytown; a brother, Bob Penn of Paola, Kansas; two grandchildren.

CORDELL, Tillie Myrtle DOLL
b: Dec 1 1905, Culver, Bates Co, MO
d: Jan 25 2004, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Mullin Cemetery, White Oak Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Vansant-Mills Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Feb 12 2004 - Tillie Myrtle Cordell, daughter of Jacob Leonard and Onia Walsh Doll, was born December 1, 1905, in Culver, Bates County, and died Sunday, January 25, 2004, at Clinton Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center. Tillie was married to Leonard L. Cordell, who preceded her in death September 20, 1986. She was a homemaker. She was a member of the First Christian Church, Clinton. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Leonard; one great-great-grandson, Dillon Walrath; two sons-in-law, Curtis Loyd and Leroy Steward; three brothers, Harry Doll, Clarence Doll and Arlie Doll and three sisters, Jeanette Stewart, Leona Holman and Pearl Moree. She is survived by three daughters, Bonna June Loyd, Peggy Collins and husband Carl, and Linda Steward, all of Clinton; one sister Mary Urick, St. Joseph; nine grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; two step-great-grandchildren and 16 great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at Vansant-Mills Chapel Tuesday, January 27. Burial was in Mullin Cemetery, Urich.

CORDRY, John Rayburn
b: 1850
d: 1914

Montrose Recorder, Feb 27 1914 - The death of no man living would have given us a greater shock or produced deeper sorrow than did the death of our very dear brother, John Rayburn Cordry. He was born in Buchanan County, Mo., April 9th 1850. When he was about two years of age his parents moved to Cooper county. He was one of twelve children, four brothers and seven sisters. His father, mother, one brother and four sisters, preceded him to the great beyond. His father died Dec. 7th 1896 and mother Feb. 11, 1911. He was married to Sophia Downs, October 19th 1871. To this union were born, five children, one dying in infancy. He leaves a wife and four children to mourn his loss. Those living are Claude W. and Nora Pearl of Montrose, Myrtle I. and Clyde C. of Otterville, Mo. He professed religion and joined the Cumberland Presbyterian church in 1872, was elected elder of the Pleasant Hill congregation in 1887 and remained an elder there until the spring of 1911 when he moved his membership to Montrose congregation in Henry county, Mo., and was elected elder and remained so until his death. He was superintendent of the Sunday School. He died Sunday morning Feb. 15, 1914 age 63 years, 10 months and 6 days. Truly a great man has fallen in our midst. We cannot think of anyone who will ever be able to fill his place in the church of his choice, but we are hoping and praying that his mantle may fall on his sons. The writer assisted by Rev. Whitehead of Otterville, his former pastor, preached his funeral to a large crowd of five or six hundred people, after which we laid all of him that was mortal in the tomb in the cemetery at Otterville. That which made him so good and so true has gone to swell with the immortals. He has gone to be with those he loved and lost awhile, who had crossed the stream of death before, and whom he had prepared to meet in the land of peace and blessedness. The father, mother and other loved ones that had gone before, to whose memories he was so constant and true have welcomed him to that home where there are no graves, no death, no tears, no parting. Kind, brave, gentle, heroic friend we wave thee our parting salutation and our tenderest benedictions. We shall always feel the power and impress of thy example and the encouragement which comes from a beautiful and unselfish life. We rejoice that thou hast entered upon they reward which the son of God died to give those who put their trust in him. Words cannot express how keenly we feel our loss. The loss seems irreparable and would seem unbearable but for the assurance we have that we shall soon meet again. May God's richest blessings rest upon his loved ones that are left behind is the prayer of his pastor and his church. - W. S. Winstead.

COREY, Anson
b: 1840, London, Madison Co, OH
d: Jul 10 1919, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Englewood Cemetery CO-CU, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Death of Anson Corey. This occurred at his home on East Ohio street, at 1 p.m. Thursday, July 10th, 1919. For the last ten years he had lived just across the railroad from Snodgrass Greenhouses, where he raised strawberries and fancy chickens. He had complained of a growth in his chest the last few years and although the day before his death he was able to walk to Mr. Snodgrass' residence, he was so ill they sent for his friend J. L. Swadner to pass the night with him and Mr. Corey told him he could not get well. He had the ten talents and time hanging heavy on his hands he rented a small shop up town and mended shoes. Deceased came to Clinton at the close of the Civil war with his parents (now buried in Englewood) and only brother Marshal, who resides in Pomeroy, Washington, and was telegraphed for, while the remains were carried to Spore's Undertaking rooms and embalmed, at await his brother. Mr. Corey was near his 80th birthday and was born in London, Madison County, Ohio. Those who came with the Corey's from Ohio were Dave Daum, now residing in California and W. H. Roberts (now buried in Durango, Colo.) He was a college graduate, a fine musician, being one of the best in Clinton's early day band and an artist of unusual merit. For near a quarter of a century he ran a photograph gallery in Clinton. Quiet, unobtrusive, he won all for his friends who knew him. His life was of unusual sweetness and purity. Just before his death he called for his friend Dolph Boyd to write some papers for him, but Mr. Boyd was attending to wheat harvest on his farm and could not be reached in time.

b: May 5 1813, Springfield, OH
d: Jul 5 1898, Henry Co, MO
Englewood Cemetery CO-CU, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - About 2:30 Tuesday afternoon, Mesdames Marsh and Watkins stepped into the home of Mrs. Lucinda Corey and found that her spirit had taken its flight and only the familiar form, lifeless remained. She had been ailing with bowel trouble several days but had set the table for dinner and drank some tea, then feeling weak, laid down, and her son Anson went up town after dinner, when she went into the kitchen for something, where she dropped lifeless and was soon found by the ladies. Born in Springfield, Ohio, May 5, 1813 and married Joshua Corey May 9, 1839. Moved to Missouri in 1866 and have continued to reside except a year's absence in Oregon in '72 and '73. Her husband preceded her to the spirit world nine years ago April 23. Their only children survive - Anson, who has lived with his mother, and Marshall who lives near Humansville. 85 years of age, always active, never gave up, ever ready to do a kind act, she was one of the best women ever lived and sweet may be her rest. Burial in Englewood.

CORNELIUS, Charles Lee
b: Jul 20 1931
d: Mar 27 2012, Urich, Henry Co, MO
D.W. Newcomer's Sons Funeral Homes
Beloved husband and father Charles Lee Cornelius, 80, Urich, MO, passed away Tuesday, March 27, 2012 surrounded by his family. Lee is survived by his wife Delores, of 58 and a half years; daughter, Peggy Cornelius; two sons, Russell (Lisa) and Charles (Dawn); five grandchildren, Mary Fugate, Victoria Aguilar, Anthony Johnston, Andrea Mitchell and Sammy Cornelius and twelve great-grandchildren; three sisters, Pearl Ciko, Genevieve Spini, and Lucy Camerillo; one brother Larry (Jerilyn) Cornelius. He was preceded in death by siblings Virginia Stinnett, Marie Ewing, Samuel Cornelius, and Lorraine Mellon. Memorial will be Saturday, March 31 at the D.W. Newcomer's Sons Floral Hills Funeral Home and Cemetery in Kansas City, MO. Lee was a US Marine combat veteran who served in the Korean conflict and served in the Urich American Legion post. He loved and restored Studebakers.

b: Oct 6 1897, Maurine, Henry Co, MO
d: Feb 28 1919, Meuse, France
Bear Creek Cemetery, Bear Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Jesse E. Cornelius was born at Maurine, Henry county, Mo., Oct. 6, 1897 departed this life at the Meuse Hospital, Meuse, France, of pneumonia, Feb. 28, 1919, being 22 years, 4 months and 26 days of age. Jesse Cornelius enlisted in what was known as Co. F, at Clinton, May 6, 1917; sailed for France, May 18th, 1918. During the war he was a member of the 129th Machine Gun Battalion. After the armistice was signed, he was transferred to 138th Infantry, remaining on duty until a few days of his death. He leaves to mourn his loss his parents, A. N. Cornelius and wife of LaDue; two brothers -- Leroy Cornelius, Nevada; Samuel W., LaDue; and one sister, Mrs. W. F. Anderson of Appleton City, and a host of relatives and friends who feel the burden of the great sacrifice he has made for us all. While at home he was a great boy for home, devoted to his parents, a friend to all he came in contact with. The demonstrations at his funeral only speaks the loudest words of praise for the supreme sacrifice he had made for us. Funeral services were held at the LaDue Baptist church July 3, 1921. His remains were laid to rest at the Bear Creek cemetery, after all that loving hands could do for him, for he has given all for us, where to wait until God shall right all wrongs.

b: Dec 1886, Missouri
d: Jul 4 1901, Henry Co, MO
Good Hope Cemetery, Bethlehem Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Missouri, Jul 1901 - July 4, about 60 from Coal and vicinity took their dinner and started for the banks of Grand River, about five miles south, with the view of having a good time, feasting and fishing, but they all returned home very sad. Fred Cornell, about 14, and little brother, were with the party and after they reached the river and went swimming, Fred was drowned in about five feet of water. Walter McCown and M. F. Green found the body and Dr. Orear assisted them with it to the bank. The remains of the unfortunate youth were then placed in W. H. Whitlow's wagon and taken back to the home of his father in Coal. He was a member of the Lowry City Baptist Church and as Parson Wears was unable to preach the funeral, it will be preached later. The remains were buried at Good Hope Saturday.

b: Jul 23 1915, Bates Co, MO
d: Sep 23 1999, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Vansant-Mills Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Oct 7 1999 - Hazel Alice Fahnestock Cornell, daughter of Jacob and Marsha Marie Cummings Fahnestock, was born July 23, 1915. in Bates County and died Thursday, September 23, 1999, at Clinton Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, Clinton. Hazel was married to Fred Raymond Cornell on December 27, 1931. She worked for Osage Valley Electric for 28 years before she retired in 1981. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Clinton and was an avid bowler and a former board member of the WIBC. She also loved to travel. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Fred on December 17, 1991; her daughter, JoAnn on June 5, 1999, and two sisters and three brothers. She is survived by one son, Richard Dale Cornell of Harrisonville; four daughters, Marie Wilson of Calhoun, Betty Blumhost of Locust Grove, Oklahoma, Freda Engelhart of Lee's Summit, and Connie Sue Sanchez of Gilroy, California; two brothers, Glen Fahnestock of Chico, California. and Lloyd Fahnestock of Warsaw, as well as 18 grandchildren. 23 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the Vansant-Mills Chapel on Monday, September 27. Burial was in the Clinton Memory Gardens Cemetery.

CORNETT, John Braxton
b: Apr 14 1854, White Oak Twp, Henry Co, MO
d: Jun 22 1944, Urich, Henry Co, MO
Norris Cemetery, Big Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Wilkinson Funeral Home

John Braxton Cornett was born April 14, 1854 in White Oak township, Henry County, Mo. He passed away at seven o'clock, Thursday evening, June 22, 1944 at the age of 90 years, 2 months and 8 days, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Pressie Hampton. He was united in marriage to Sarah Blevins May 30, 1879, and spent 58 years at the farm home 4 1/2 miles east of Urich, Mo. She passed away July 20, 1938. He is survived by five daughters: Mrs. Pressie Hampton and Mrs. Pearlie Sanders, both of Urich; Mrs. Hallie Marksberry of Harrisonville, Mo.; Mrs. Eva Hunter of Kansas City Mo. and Mrs. Bonnie Sanders of Kansas City, Mo. Four grandchildren also survive. They are: Lucille Hunter Montsinger of Kansas City, Mo.; Virgie Marksberry Weess of Urich, Mo., Chester Marksberry of Clarkesville, Iowa. Ten great grandchildren also survive. The funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at the Urich Baptist Church. Burial was in the Norris cemetery.

b: Feb 26 1879, near Hartwell, Henry Co, MO
d: Jul 31 1938, 4 1/2 mi E of Urich, Henry Co, MO
Norris Cemetery, Big Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Mrs. J. B. Cornett`s earthly life came to a close at 1:35 p.m. Sunday, July 31, 1938 at the home place 4 1/2 miles east of Urich, Mo. Her age was 79 years. She had been afflicted with heart trouble and high blood pressure but she had been in her usual health until Wednesday, July 20 when she suffered a fall. Mrs. Cornett's maiden name was Sarah Jane Blevins. She was born near Hartwell, Mo. and was the daughter of Press and Nancy Ann Blevins. On May 30, 1879 she was united in marriage with John B. Cornett. They have spent the last 58 years at the present home place. Besides her companion of many years, she is survived by five daughters - Mrs. Harve (Tressie B.) Hampton of Chilhowee, Mo.; Mrs. Wm. R. (Pearlie A.) Sanders of Joplin, Mo.; Mrs. Hallie Marksberry of Harrisonville, Mo.; Mrs. Robert (Eva) Hunter of Kansas City, Mo.; Mrs. Sterling (Bonnie) Calvert of Nevada, Mo.; Also the following grandchildren: Mrs. Virginia Weess, Blairstown, Mo.; Lucille Hunter, Kansas City, Mo.; Chester Marksberry of Garden City, Mo.; and Fred Marksberry of Clarksville, Ia.; six great grandchildren - Hallie Maxine and Inez Marksberry, Lavon and Anna Louise Waugh, Wanda Marie Weess and Clara Lee Marksberry; also five nephews and seven nieces. She also leaves four sisters - Mrs. Julia Davis and Mrs. Nora L. Hall of Independence, Mo.; Mrs. Nancy Ann DeArmond of Siloam Springs, Ark.; and Mrs. Lottie Shaver of Colorado Springs, Colo. The daughters and two sisters - Mrs. Davis and Mrs. Hall - were present at the funeral. Mrs. Cornett was a member of Hartwell Baptist church and also a member of the Henry County Auxiliary of United Spanish War Veterans. Her life has been spent in the one community, where she was surrounded by neighbors and friends who loved her for her true friendship and kindliness to all about her. She was devoted to her family and home, finding pleasure in doing the many little things her hands found to do that would bring happiness to others. Funeral services were held at the home Wednesday afternoon. Burial was made in the Norris cemetery.

CORNETT, William Franklin
b: Mar 25 1856, Henry Co, MO
d: Oct 22 1927, Silver City, NM
Norris Cemetery, Big Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
William Franklin Cornett was born March 25, 1856, in Henry county, Mo.; departed this life October 22, 1927, at the age of 71 years, 6 months and 27 days. He was the youngest son of Braxton and Eveline Cornett. The parents and an only sister preceded him to that home over there some years ago. Frank, as he was called by all, left his old home state at the age of 21 years, in company with two of his boyhood friends and located in California, where he resided for 15 years. Going from there to Silverton, Colorado in the year of 1892, where he engaged in mining for six years. Frank was an accomplished musician. Many of his friends of boyhood days remember him as being almost inseparable from his violin. As time wore on his interest in and desire for music never waned and for years he devoted practically all of his time to his music. Frank played in all the best operas throughout the states of California, new Mexico and Arizona. He always played the leading part and kept his pianist employed by the year. It was while Frank was playing one evening in the Grand Opera House in Silverton, Colo., that he met Senator Clark from Montana, who was making a tour of the western states, and going to the opera on this particular evening, became very much impressed with the music, and upon gaining an introduction to Frank, made a contract with him to play in opera at butte, Mont. for one year. It was the close of this contract that he made his last visit with home folks. Going from here to Silver City, New Mexico in 1898, he had made his home in and around Demming and Silver City ever since, as he had mining interests in this district. Frank was a jolly, good natured bachelor, with a kind word and good deed for all, and made a host of friends wherever he went upon his rambles, and was planning another visit to home folks soon. Upon the morning of October 10th, he was seized with a stroke of paralysis and taken to the hospital at Silver City, where he passed away 12 days later. The body left Silver City on Monday at 4 p.m., and reached Urich, Thursday noon, where it was taken to the home of his brother, John B. Cornett, where the funeral services were conducted on Friday, October 28th, after which the remains were tenderly laid to rest in the Norris cemetery. Among the sorrowing relatives and friends were Uncle Jack Overbey, who was Frank's former teacher, and who remembers his childhood days so well. He leaves to mourn his loss an only brother, John B. Cornett and wife, their children and nephew, Oscar Victor and wife, all of whom were present at the funeral.

b: May 14 1872, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
d: Sep 19 1937
Englewood Cemetery CO-CU, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
arr: Consalus Funeral Homes

Clinton MO - Mrs. Arthur Cornick passed peacefully at 3:30 a.m. Friday to the bright shores of Eternity, where her burden of ill health and bravely borne suffering was laid down for a garment of immortality. Mrs. Cornick had suffered 2 1/2 years from diabetes which had aggravated a bronchial condition and the past year had confined her to bed. She made no complaint throughout weary months and in answer to inquires always replied that she did not suffer, wanting to keep her family from worry and unhappiness as much as was possible. Effie Mae Green was born in Clinton, May 14, 1872, the only daughter of Horatio Green and his wife Harriet Bledsoe Green, who had come here soon after the war. Dr. Green was the first dentist in Clinton in those early years. All of her life was spent in Clinton, save one year she was with her parents in Osceola. She attended the local schools and early utilizing her gift with a needle was an expert in Mr. Windsor's tailoring shop for years. September 2, 1903 Miss Green became the wife of J. Arthur Cornick who was then in the transfer business. They had furnished their home at 615 South Carter street and having it all in readiness were married there, where they made their home for the next 23 years. Two sons were given their union, who with their two daughters, the only grandchildren, survive with Mr. Cornick. Mrs. Cornick was a good mother and a religious character, who was first a member of the Presbyterian church though she later became a member of the First M. E. congregation that was a source of strength and consolation to her. She was also a Yeoman in years past. Mrs. Cornick was firm in her convictions, a great reader and a deep Bible student, being well informed on most subjects. She was always a beautiful seamstress and enjoyed making little dresses for her two small granddaughters who were a great pleasure to her. Patient and brave she was beloved by neighbors and friends as well as her family. One brother, Walter Green, of Galesburg, Ill., and one half-sister, Mrs. Orin Gaskill, of Dennison, Tex., are the only survivors other than Mr. Cornick and the two sons, Arthur G. of Nevada, and Robert Dean of Clinton. The funeral services were Saturday at the Consalus and Peck Funeral Home and the body was borne to its rest in Englewood.

CORONA, Jerry Tim
b: Dec 2 1940, Warsaw, Benton Co, MO
d: Nov 1 2004, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Englewood Cemetery CO-CU, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Nov 3 2004 - Jerry Tim Corona, 63, Clinton, died Monday, November 1, 2004, at his home. He was born December 2, 1940 in Warsaw, the son of Franklin and Virginia (Weter) Corona. Survivors include his mother Virginia Corona, Clinton; his brothers David Corona of Gravois Mills and Franklin Valdo Corona, Albuquerque, New Mexico; his foster brother Donnie Bayes, Biloxi, Mississippi; his aunt Evelyn Hughes, Clinton, and several nieces and nephews. Graveside services will be held Thursday, November 4, at Englewood Cemetery.

CORONA, Virginia Lee
b: Dec 21 1922
d: Dec 22 2006, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Englewood Cemetery CO-CU, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Dec 26 2006 - Virginia Lee Corona, 84, Clinton, died Friday, December 22, 2006, at Clinton Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, Clinton. Graveside services will be Wednesday, December 27, at Englewood Cemetery. She is survived by two sons, Franklin Valdo Corona of Moriarty, New Mexico, and David Joe Corona, Gravois Mills, and one sister, Evelyn Hughes of Clinton, as well as a number of grandchildren.

b: Nov 10 1965, Sedalia, Pettis Co, MO
d: Jan 13 2008
Englewood Cemetery CO-CU, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
arr: Consalus Funeral Homes

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 15 2008 - Joey Ray Corpier, 42, Clinton, died Sunday, January 13, 2008. Graveside services will be held January 17, 2008 at Englewood Cemetery in Clinton, Missouri. Joey was born on November 10, 1965 in Sedalia, Missouri, son of Rocky and Anna Gehlken Corpier. Joey was a member of the Lion’s Club. He loved motorcycles and going on bike rides. He enjoyed working with the Toys for Tots organization. Preceding him in death was his father, Rocky Corpier. Survivors include his wife, Suzette of the home; three sons, Josh Corpier, Roy Corpier, Travis Bouge; two daughters, Kimberly Calton, Amanda (Donald) Hockman; one brother, Greg Corpier; one sister, Kimberly Fuelling; two nephews and two nieces.

CORRY, Joshua
b: Mar 4 1814, Athens, Athens Co, OH
d: Apr 1889, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Englewood Cemetery CO-CU, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Eye, Apr 1889 - Joshua Corey died at his home on North Third Tuesday at 4:00 p.m. He has been sick for year and confined to his bed since the first of October. It is hard to part with a practical, talented citizen, even though he has been allowed the threescore and ten. Mr. Corey was 75 years old March 4th, born in Athens, Ohio; married Lucinda Winters at Springfield, Ohio, May 9th 1839; they have two sons, A. S. and Marshall, at home, and they have been dutiful, affectionate sons. A. S. Corey passed the winter in Durango, Colorado and came four weeks ago to minister to his father and never left his bedside until his death. The family came to Clinton in 1866 and has resided here since, except for a year traveling on the Pacific coast. Joshua Corey was a carpenter by trade but possessed unusual ability, was artistic and young men who were ambitious were eager to learn from him. He was honest and generous and the spirit that returned to its maker was as pure as a little child. Burial in Englewood.

b: Feb 14 1860, Lancaster, OH
d: Apr 18 1891, near Chilhowee, Johnson Co, MO
Carpenter Cemetery, Chilhowee, Johnson Co, MO
Clinton Eye, Apr 25 1891 - Died, at her home near Chilhowee on the 18th, Emma E. Corson, a highly respected lady. She was born in Lancaster, Ohio Feb. 14, 1860 and married December 29, 1877. Remains buried at the Carpenter graveyard.

CORSON, William Rex
b: Aug 24 1917, Warrensburg, Johnson Co, MO
d: Nov 13 2005, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Hadley Funeral Home
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Nov 15 2005 - William Rex Corson, 88, of Windsor, Missouri, died early Sunday morning, November 13, 2005, at the Golden Valley Memorial Hospital in Clinton, Mo. He was born August 24, 1917, in Warrensburg, Mo., the son of Louis Allen Corson and Leota Mabel (Sprague) Corson. On January 15, 1949, in Kansas City, Mo., he married Marjorie L. Bowen, who survives of the home. Rex was a stock farmer for most of his life, but he also worked at the Peabody Coal Mines, near Windsor and helped build the missile silos at Whiteman Air Force Base. After his retirement from his own farming, he worked for Jack Hunt Farms, for almost 10 years. Rex was an Army veteran of World War II serving with the 32nd Armored Regiment of the 3rd Armored "Spearhead" Division as a tank driver. He was involved in many front line battles including the Battle of the Bulge and the "D-Day" invasion of Normandy. He was awarded the Purple Heart; the Belgian Fourragere Medal; Liberation of France, Normandy Beach Medal; and European Victory Ribbon with 5 Bronze Stars for the 5 major battle campaigns in which he participated. Rex loved watching his four grandsons play basketball; dancing with his wife, Margie, especially in the kitchen, and teaching his daughters how to do the "two step" when they were young. He was a member and Deacon Emeritus of the Windsor First Christian Church and a 50-year member of the Board of Directors of the Bank of Leeton. In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Cynthia Fletcher and husband Dan, Montrose, Colorado, and Charlotte Wallace and husband Kurt, Columbia; four grandsons, Joshua Corson Fletcher, Jacob Corson Fletcher, Zachary William Wallace and Andrew William Wallace. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Lois Park. Memorial services will be Saturday, November 19, at the Windsor First Christian Church.

b: abt 1919
d: Jun 12 2007, Wildwood, FL

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jun 21 2007 - Erna L. Fry Corum, formerly of Delaware, Ohio, and Largo, Florida, died peacefully in her sleep on June 12, 2007, in Wildwood, Florida, at 88 years of age. She was the last living child of Earl E. and Dottie L. Whipple Fry. She was the widow of Robert L. "Jack" Corum, whose family is from the Clinton area. She was preceded in death by sisters Olga Balser and Edna Earl, and a brother Charles "Kay" Fry. She is survived by a daughter Carol Corum (William) Norris of The Villages, Florida, formerly of Upper Arlington, Ohio, and a son Hal (Deborah) Corum of Wartrace, Tennessee, formerly of Pinellas Park, Florida; grandchildren, Bradford (Rose) Norris and Gregory (Megan) Norris, both of Boulder, Colorado; great-grandson Nicolas Norris of Boulder, Colorado; many nieces and nephews. Erna loved her family and supported them throughout her life. During World War II she worked tirelessly to help her mother and father run and preserve the family farm. During her 54 year of marriage, she provided support to her husband's various successful businesses both in Ohio and Florida. She loved to sew and was an expert quilt maker in which she took great pride. She was truly a good person who will be greatly missed by all those who knew and loved her. Graveside services will be Saturday, June 23, at the Marlboro Cemetery. Rodman Neeper Funeral Home, Delaware is in charge of arrangements.

CORUM, Raymond Francis
b: May 12 1931, Henry Co, MO
d: Sep 17 2006, Brownington, Henry Co, MO
Deepwater Cemetery, Fairview Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Vansant-Mills Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Sep 27 2006 - Raymond Francis Corum, son of Charles and Elena (Johnson) Corum, was born May 12, 1931, in Henry County and died at his home in Brownington, surrounded by his family and friends on September 17, 2006, at the age of 75 years. Raymond was an Army veteran of the Korean Conflict. He was married to Helen Frances Johnson Corum. He was a fork truck mechanic for W. W. Grainger in North Kansas City before retiring in 1997. He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Bernice Moore and Maxine Corum, and three brothers, Albert Corum, Jack Corum and Bill Corum. Raymond is survived by his wife of 51 years, Helen, of the home; one son Gary Corum, Deepwater; one grandson Justin Corum, Grandview; two sisters, Irene Wright and Bessie Miller, both of Appleton City, and two brothers, Lynn Corum of Ohio and Marvin Corum of Texas, as well as other nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Graveside memorial services and interment were held at Deepwater Cemetery on Friday, September 22.

b: Nov 20 1929, Johnson City, St. Clair Co, MO
d: Aug 1 1997, Leeton, Johnson Co, MO
Englewood Cemetery CO-CU, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
arr: Consalus Funeral Homes

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Wanda Mae (Breeden) Corum, 67, Leeton, died Friday, August 1, 1997, at her home. Memorial services were held Monday, August 4, at Consalus Chapel, Clinton. Mrs. Corum was born November 20, 1929, near Johnson City, the daughter of Denver Oscar Breedon and Opal Alene Jones Breeden. She was a graduate of Clinton High School. On August 21, 1948, she was united in marriage to William Denver Corum in Clinton. He survives of the home. She was homemaker and built her life around her children and family, whom she loved very much. She enjoyed flowers, trees, and all of nature. In addition to her husband, she is survived by her mother, Opal Breeden, Leeton; one son, Rick Corum, Las Vegas, Nevada; three daughters, Sharon Johnson, Olathe, Kansas, Karen Swabby, Leeton;, and Patty Stach, Knob Noster; eight grandchildren, Shannon Rukes, Sharon Rukes, Christopher Corum, Michael Johnson, Sarah Swabby, Jennifer Johnson, Wendy Mansfield, Stacy Mansfield; two great grandchildren, Dylon and Brianna.

CORUM, William Denver "Bill"
b: Dec 6 1924, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
d: Jan 25 2005, Sedalia, Pettis Co, MO
Englewood Cemetery CO-CU, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
arr: Consalus Funeral Homes

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Feb 14 2005 - William Denver Corum died January 25, 2005. Memorial services were held at Consalus Funeral Home February 7, 2005. Bill was born on December 6, 1924, in Clinton, the son of Charles and Lena Corum. He spent most of his early life in the Clinton area. In 1943, he enlisted in the United States Army and proudly served his country in both Europe and the Pacific. Upon his discharge from the Army, he returned to the Clinton area. He was united in marriage to Wanda Breeden on August 21, 1948. Bill farmed with his father-in-law, Denver Breeden, for a good number of years in Brownington. Bill, Wanda and their family moved to Belton in 1961 when he took employment at IMCO Plastics. He was later employed in the early '70s at Marion Laboratories and retired from there in the late '80s. He served as a councilman for the City of Belton for two terms in the '70s. Bill was known by most people as a guy who could build, make or repair just about anything. He also loved to trade, deal and barter. Bill was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Lean Corum; his wife Wanda; a son Albert; his brother Robert (Jack) Corum; two sisters, Nina Corum and Berneice Corum Modre, and two grandchildren. Bill is survived by four children, Sharon Johnson and husband Ken, Olathe, Kansas, Karen Swabby, Leeton, Rick Corum, Las Vegas, Nevada, Patty Stach and husband Marty, Knob Noster; eight grandchildren, Shannon Rukes, Christopher Corum, Michael Johnson, Shawn Rukes, Sarah Swabby, Jennifer Johnson, Wendy Moore and Stacy Jones; three great-grandchildren, Brianna Rukes, Dylan Swabby and Jordan Jones; three brothers, Gordon (Lynn) Corum of Ohio, Raymond Corum, Brownington, and Marvin (Lefty) Corum of Texas; two sisters, Bessie Miller and Irene Wright, both of Appleton City. Bill will be missed by his family and friends.

CORWIN, Maxwell F. "Max"
b: Aug 7 1918, near Holden, Johnson Co, MO
d: Dec 30 2003, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Holden Cemetery, Holden, Johnson Co, MO
arr: Vansant-Mills Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 20 2004 - Maxwell F. "Max" Corwin was born August 7, 1918, near Holden, the son of Clyde Temple and Marion Freeland Corwin. On December 31, 1947, in Kingsville, he married Alta (Wilson). They were the parents of three children, Donald Eugene, David Alan and Sheryl Annette. Max died December 30, 2003, at Clinton Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Clinton. He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Theodore and Clyde T.; three sisters, Lois Schram, Elda Wilson and Margaret Goodwin, and one grandson, Stephen Michael Corwin, Sr. He is survived by his wife, Alta, Windsor; two sons, Don and wife Diane, and David and wife Ronnie, all of Holden; one daughter, Sherri and husband Brad LeFavor, Windsor; one brother Frank Corwin and wife Shirlene, Kansas City; two sisters, Idella Ramagalia and husband Fred, Kansas City, and Zona Thrapp and husband Tom, Atlanta, Georgia; five grandchildren, Scott Corwin, Florida, Chris Corwin, Kingsville, Tim Corwin, Lebanon, Kevin and Brooke LaFavor, Windsor; six great-grandchildren, Samantha and Elizabeth Corwin, Florida, Lyric and Caine Corwin, Lebanon, Sarah and Stephen Michael Corwin, Jr., Garden City; six step-grandchildren and five step-great-grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews. Memorial services were held at Vansant-Mills Chapel Friday January 2. Interment was in Clinton Memory Gardens Cemetery, Clinton.

b: Feb 23 1956, Warrensburg, Johnson Co, MO
d: Jul 2 2004, Holden, Johnson Co, MO
Holden Cemetery, Holden, Johnson Co, MO
arr: Williams Funeral Chapel

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jul 6 2004 - Ronnie Maxine Bancroft Corwin, 48, Holden, formerly of Chilhowee, died Friday, July 2, 2004, at her home. She was born February 23, 1956, in Warrensburg, the daughter of Ronny Max Bancroft and Elenora (Jinx) Bryson Bancroft. She graduated from Chilhowee High School in 1974 and had been a bookkeeper at Farmers & Commercial Bank in Holden. She was a member of New Hope Baptist Church in Holden. On July 10, 1998, in Warrensburg, she married David Corwin, who survives at the home. Also surviving are three daughters, Danielle Johnmeyer, Versailles, Megan Johnmeyer and husband Alex, Kingsville, Dena Lankford, Warrensburg; two stepsons, Chris Corwin, Kingsville, Tim Corwin and wife Stormie, Lebanon; seven grandchildren, Bailey, Kiera, Alicia, Alexis, Anthony, Lyric and Caine; her parents, Ronny Max and Elenora (Jinx) Bancroft, Chilhowee; a brother, Roger Bancroft and wife Patty, Clinton. Memorial services will be held Thursday, July 8, at Williams Funeral Chapel in Holden. Burial will follow in the Holden Cemetery.

CORWIN, Stephen Michael Sr.
b: Mar 3 1971, North Kansas City, Clay Co, MO
d: Nov 22 2002, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
Holden Cemetery, Holden, Johnson Co, MO
arr: Williams Funeral Chapel

Stephen Michael Corwin, Sr., 31, of Garden City, Mo., formerly Holden, Mo., passed away Friday, November 22, 2002 at St. Luke's Hospital in Kansas City, Mo. Stephen was born Wednesday, March 3, 1971 in North Kansas City, Mo., the son of Donald Eugene Corwin and Cindy Lea Daniel Corwin. He was a 1989 Holden High School graduate and had attended Southwest Missouri State University in Springfield and Avila College in Kansas City, Mo. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Holden. An Army veteran of the Persian Gulf War, he served from 1991 to 1999 achieving the rank of Staff Sergeant, September 25, 1997. After military service, he had been a coordinator for Haz-Mat in Olathe, Ks., and most recently he had been in distribution for Wal-Mart in Harrisonville, Mo. On June 16, 1992 in El Paso, Tx. he married Stephanie D. Pemberton. She survives of the home. Also surviving are a daughter, Sarah Ann Corwin and a son, Stephen Michael Corwin, Jr., both of the home; his parents, Don and Diane Corwin, Holden, Mo. and Cindy and George Fuller, Englewood, Florida; a stepsister, Jenny Carrithers and husband Doug, Overland Park, Ks.; brother Scott Corwin, Rotonda West, Florida; paternal grandparents, Max and Alta Corwin, Windsor; maternal grandparents, Glenn Daniel, Sunrise Beach, Mo., Billie June and Bob Robbins, Kansas City, Mo. Funeral services were held Wednesday, November 27, 2002 at Williams Funeral Chapel, Holden, Mo. Interment was at Holden Cemetery with full military honors.

b: May 21 1818, Mason Co, KY
d: Jun 3 1901, Henry Co, MO
Kepner Cemetery, Bogard Twp, Henry Co, MO
Urich, Henry Co MO - Mrs. R. S. Corwine, aged 83 years and 12 days, departed this life at her home northwest of this city, Monday forenoon, June 3, 1901 after having been confined to her room most of the time for a year or more. Elizabeth B. Thornton was born in Mason county, Kentucky, May 21, 1818 and with her parents moved to Henry county Indiana when 15 years old. January 28, 1835 she was married to Richard S. Corwine. To this union was born eight children. Those living are George and R. T. Corwine, north of town, J. J. Corwine, Nevada, Mo., Lou Sharp, Modoc, Indiana and Mary Thornton and Ruth Stahl residing on the home place near this city. The children died are Will Corwine and Amanda Harris. In 1872 the deceased, husband and family moved to Henry county this state and resided on the old homestead till their deaths, Mr. Corwine preceding his wife some three years. This dear old mother was a conscientious, devout and earnest member of the Christian church for 65 years. The funeral service was conducted from the residence and interment took place at the Kepner cemetery beside the remains of the aged husband Tuesday afternoon.

b: May 2 1912, near Altona, Bates Co, MO
d: Jul 13 2003, Bates Co, MO
Oak Hill Cemetery, Butler, Bates Co, MO
arr: Atkinson Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jul 16 2003 - Opal Mona (Highley) Corwine, 91, daughter of Lula Belle (Laycock) Highley and Thomas Burton Highley, was born May 2, 1912, near Altona, and died Sunday, July 13, 2003. She lived her entire life in the Ballard community, graduating from Ballard High School in 1930. After attending summer school at Warrensburg Teachers College she taught at Crawford, Cherry Grove and Hackler schools. She married Richard Corwine January 30, 1932. She was a member of the Fairview Baptist Church and served as music director and Sunday School teacher for many years. She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard; her parents, Thomas and Lula Highley; eight brothers, Virgil "Pete", Harlan, Clifford "Tip", Woodrow "Woody", Robert "Jack", William "Bill", Burton Jr. and Leroy "Roy" Highley; three sisters, Thelma Underwood, Hazel Harris and Helen Highley, and three half-brothers, Paul, Ralph and Alvy Highley. She is survived by one sister, June York, Bolivar; three sisters-in-law, Uva May, Bessie Francis and Bonnie Highley; two brothers-in-law, Roy Harris and Jim York; many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews, great-great-nieces and nephews and friends. Funeral services were held Wednesday, July 16, at the Fairview Baptist Church. Burial was in Oak Hill Cemetery, Butler.

COSENS, Ray Lavern
b: Jan 27 1930, Prescott, Linn Co, KS
d: Jun 16 2012, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Englewood Cemetery CO-CU, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
arr: Vansant-Mills Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jul 10 2012 - Ray L. Cosens, 82, passed away after a life well lived on June 16, 2012, at the family home in Clinton. Ray was born in Prescott, KS, to Guy and Ellen Cosens on January 27, 1930. He was raised on the family farm near Mound City, KS, along with his six brothers and sisters and graduated from Mound City High School in 1947. Ray married the first love of his life, Alma West, in 1951 in Mound City, KS. Two children were born to this union, Ronald LaVern and Kimberly Sue. Alma died unexpectedly in 1961. In 1964, Ray was lucky enough to marry the second love of his life, Barbara LaBounty Hunter, who brought two children to join the family, Rodney Dean and Ronda Faye. The family was complete when Curtis Ray was born in 1965. Ray proudly served his country in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict. When he returned from Korea, he went back to his job as plant helper at the Hawthorne Plant with Kansas City Power and Light. Ray retired from KCP&L as an electrician from the Montrose Power Plant after 42 years of service in 1992. Ray and Barbara would raise their large family on Cherokee Street in a home largely built by them and where Ray resided until his death. Ray was a long-time member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Clinton where he served in numerous capacities over the years. Ray was also active in his sons' Boy Scout troop activities and was a member of the American Legion. He received the Edison Electric Light Institute's Resuscitation Award Medal for helping save the life of a co-worker. Roy was a wonderful father and grandfather, a gentle soul, who loved children and rarely had an unkind word to say about anyone. He took care of his family and taught them by example the ethics of hard work and discipline. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Ray was preceded in death by his parents; his wives, Alma and Barbara; brother, Loren Cosens, and sister, Sue Breyfogle. He leaves behind to celebrate his life, his children, Ronald and wife, Jolene, Clinton, Kimberly and husband, Matthew, Nixa, Rodney and wife, Shirley, Clinton, Ronda Hunter, Crowley, Texas, and Curtis and wife, Patricia, Clinton; 11 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Wednesday, June 20, at the Trinity Lutheran Church. Interment was in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton, under the direction of Vansant-Mills Funeral Home of Clinton.

b: Jan 5 1924, Calhoun, Henry Co, MO
d: May 31 1994, Longmont, CO

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Thelma Cameron Coskey of Longmont, Colorado, died Tuesday, May 31, 1994, at Foothills Care Center. She was 70. Mrs. Coskey was a computer operator. She moved to Longmont in 1991 from Arvada, Colorado. She enjoyed needlepoint and reading. Born on January 5, 1924, in Calhoun, she was the daughter of Donald Cameron and Sarah Elizabeth Moore Cameron. Survivors include one son, Gale Coskey and his wife, Shauna of Salt Lake City, Utah; two daughters, Lynn Pomery and her husband Ron, of Longmont, and Gerry Emerson and her husband Linden, of Arvada; one brother Clyde Cameron and his wife Wreatha, of Clinton; one sister, Irene White of Grandview; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Services will be Saturday at Darrell Howe Mortuary, Lafayette. Interment will be in Louisville Cemetery.

COSTIGAN, James Dennis
b: Sep 6 1947, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
d: Sep 25 2010, Oak Grove, Jackson Co, MO
Grain Valley Cemetery, Grain Valley, Jackson Co, MO
arr: Royer Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Sep 28 2010 - James Dennis Costigan, 63, of Oak Grove, MO, passed away Friday, September 24, 2010 at his home. Funeral services will be Wednesday, September 29 at the Oak Grove United Methodist Church; burial in Grain Valley Cemetery. Dennis was born on September 6, 1947 in Kansas City, MO, the son of James & Frances (Webb) Costigan. He graduated from Oak Grove High School in 1965 and CMSU in 1969. He obtained his Masters Degree in 1974. Dennis married Connie Doll on January 1, 1980. He taught Industrial Arts in Kingsville from 1979 to 1995 (approximation) and drove the school bus. He also had a license to sell real estate. Dennis owned and operated a cabinet shop from 1982-1995 in Urich, MO. He enjoyed using his summers to try new things from building houses, cabinets, to fun things with the kids and grandkids. He ran for political office in July 1998, for the 54th district state representative. He was a member of the Lion's Club, Toastmasters, and the United Methodist Church of Oak Grove. He enjoyed woodworking, grandkids, and visiting with friends & relatives. He loved hearing and telling jokes and he always knew the punch line before you could tell him. His favorite thing was making pancakes for anyone in animal shapes, initials, or names: they were so popular they were news worthy! Dennis always said "I'm not a tightass, I'm just frugal!" He was a great supervisor, especially for his brothers. He loved to argue, just for the sake of arguing. Stubborn to the very end! And always 99 percent correct! It was amazing that he knew someone everywhere he went, even in Alaska and in Arlington National Cemetery. Dennis liked to say that he only made one mistake in life, and that was admitting he had made a mistake. He was preceded in death by his father, James D. Costigan in 1961. His survivors include his wife of 30 years: Connie Costigan of the home; one son: Micheal J. Costigan (wife Tisha) of Adrian, MO; three daughters: Mary K. Poole of Crieghton, MO, Julie M. Costigan of Oak Grove, MO, and Angela B. Hicks (husband Bill) of Oak Grove, MO; and you have to remember his extended family: Joe Gilvin, Darren Call, and Leslie Spilman & her family that were "almost" his children; five grandchildren: Wesley Poole, Matt Kepner, Katelyn Hicks, Derrold Costigan, and Sami Costigan; his mother: Frances Costigan Grote of Oak Grove; two sisters: Mary Zink (husband Charles) of Clinton, MO, and Donna Costigan of Kansas City; two brothers: Mike Costigan and J. Pat Costigan (wife Mary Jo), all of Oak Grove; a step-sister: Faye Harms (husband Fred) of Oak Grove; a step-brother: Roy Grote (wife Dinah) of Oak Grove; and many nieces, nephews, and great-nieces and nephews.

COTHERN, Leland A.
b: Dec 7 1914, near Cross Timbers, Hickory Co, MO
d: Sep 20 2006, Sedalia, Pettis Co, MO
Cross Timbers Cemetery, Cross Timbers, Hickory Co, MO
arr: Reser Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Sep 22 2006 - Leland A. Cothern, 91, Warsaw, died Wednesday evening, September 20, 2006, at Bothwell Regional Health Center in Sedalia. He was born to Marion and Mary Alexander Cothern December 7, 1914, near Cross Timbers. He grew up in Hickory County and attended school at Oak Grove and Hopewell. In August 1942, he enlisted in the United States Navy, serving his country in the Pacific Theatre during World War II. His service took in 14,000 miles from home where he served on the USS Indiana and was involved in nine major battles. He was awarded four bronze stars and a silver star. He was honorably discharged in October 1945. On November 6, 1944, he married Irene Nance. Most of their married life was spent on their dairy farm south of Fristoe. He also worked a short time for the MFA Feed Store and for Maynard Yoder as a house painter. He was a member of the Cross Timbers Christian Church of Cross Timbers and an over 60-year member of the Masonic Lodge #288 of Hermitage. He was preceded in death by his wife Irene on April 2, 1998; three brothers, Carrol Cothern, Raymond Cothern and Hadley Cothern; three sisters, Fyrn Cothern, Floy Fischer and Beryl McCandless. Surviving are son Donald Cothern and his wife Esther, Clinton, five daughters, Janice Jenkins and husband Ron, Linda Nelson and husband Larry, Patricia "Pete" Hallack and husband Ron, and Debbie Grenoble and husband Mark, all of Warsaw, and Teresa Babbitt and husband Rudy, Independence; 12 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews, other relatives and many friends. Funeral services will be Saturday, September 23, at Reser Funeral Home, Warsaw. Burial and military rites will be held at the Cross Timbers Cemetery, Cross Timbers.

b: Nov 25 1958, Macon, Macon Co, MO
d: May 4 2015, Columbia, Boone Co, MO
Parks Chapel Cemetery, Leesville Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Consalus Funeral Homes

Abby L. Couch, age 56, of Moberly, MO, died at University of Missouri Healthcare in Columbia, MO, on Monday, May 4, 2015. Abby was born on November 25, 1958, to Alvin D. and Pattie "Martin" Albright of Macon, MO. After graduating from high school, she attended a vocational college where she received an Associate's Degree in the clerical field. She later went to work for the State of Missouri as a Correctional Officer in Moberly, MO. Abby married Billy Couch on November 17, 2001, in Moberly, MO. She loved flowers, her work associates and most of all, her family. Survivors include her husband of the home; children, Jason Garner of Jefferson City, Bradley Couch (Jerri) of Moberly and Bryan Couch (Nicole) of Moberly; grandchildren, Zane Garner of Moberly and Luke Allen Couch of Moberly; her mother, Pattie Martin of Moberly; a sister, JoAnn Hayes (Ronnie) of Armstrong; a brother, Kevin Albright (Stacey) of Jacksonville; her mother-in-law, Lois June Couch; her sisters-in-law, Peggy Jackson (Walter) and Trish Richardson (Tim); several nieces, nephews and a host of family and friends. Preceding her in death was her father and a sister, Deana See. A funeral service will be conducted Friday, May 8, 2015, followed by burial at Park's Chapel Cemetery.

b: Aug 19 1924, Chicago, Cook Co, IL
d: Mar 19 2001, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
Englewood Cemetery CO-CU, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
arr: Vansant-Mills Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 11 2001 - Ann Elsie Couch, daughter of John and Anna (Gulon) Tucka, was born August 19, 1924, in West Chicago, Illinois, and died March 19, 2001, at the Research Medical Center in Kansas City at the age of 76 years. Ann had lived in Bellview, Nebraska, before moving to Clinton in 1981. She married Finis G. Couch on December 29, 1953, in New Jersey. She was a member of the Clinton United Methodist Church and the Clinton Country Club. Ann was preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Millie Patnor, and one brother, John Tucka. She is survived by her husband, Finis of the home; three sons, Bobby Carter and wife, Muriel of Ashville, North Carolina, Danny Carter and wife, Marilyn of Tarpon Springs, Florida, and Michael G. Couch and wife, Linda of DeSoto; two brothers, Steve Tucka and wife, Teresa of Waukegan, Illinois, and Rudy Tucka of Zion, Illinois; one sister, Helen Grom and husband, Rudy, Sun City West, Arizona, as well as four grandchildren, Jason Carter, Sarah Armstrong, Jared Thompson and Jenny Wacaser and four great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the Vansant-Mills Chapel on Thursday, March 22.

COUCH, Finis G.
b: Aug 10 1928, Sikeston, Scott Co, MO
d: Jan 3 2013, Sikeston, Scott Co, MO
Englewood Cemetery CO-CU, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
arr: Vansant-Mills Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Feb 15 2013 - Finis G. Couch, 84, died Thursday, January 3, 2013, at Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Finis was born August 10, 1928, in Sikeston, the son of Clarence and Marian Francis (Palmer) Couch. He served in the U.S. Army and Air Force. He was a member of the Clinton United Methodist Church. He was preceded in death by his wife, Anna E. (Tucka) Couch; parents and three brothers. Among survivors are his wife, Nathalie "Sally" Couch of the home; three sons, Dan Carter of Tarpon Springs, Florida, Michael Couch of Odgen, Utah, and Robert Carter of Arden, North Carolina, as well as four grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

b: Sep 4 1909, Shawnee Mound, Henry Co, MO
d: Dec 21 2003, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Shawnee Mound Cemetery, Shawnee Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Vansant-Mills Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 6 2004 - Anna May Pickering Coulter, 94, went to meet Jesus at 11 p.m. Sunday, December 21, 2003, at Golden Valley Hospital in Clinton. Anna May Crooks was born September 4, 1909, at Shawnee Mound, the daughter of Harvey Allen and Anna May Paxton and granddaughter of Francis Zavier Crooks, the founder of Shawnee Mound. Her life was lived in Henry County. Anna May had three brothers, Noel died at age 12. Harry Francis Crooks, a veterinarian, died in 1930 at the age of 39 and William Raymond Crooks, who died in 2003 at the age of 109. He was an engineer and was known as the longest surviving aviator from World War I. Also preceding her in death was a niece, Ethel Louise Crooks Gregory, who died December 23, 2002. She was very proud of her family. Anna May married Samuel Earl Pickering December 8, 1941. He ran the farm and became a minister before his death in 1955 after 14 years of marriage. Both were active members in the Cumberland Presbyterian Church at Shawnee Mound. She was a Sunday School teacher, Bible School teacher and also helped with the church camp. She enjoyed the Ladies Aid monthly meeting, gardening and flowers. Anna May and Sam adopted four children, Bob, Pat, Luther and Larry. She retired after 44 years of teaching in 1972 and married Cecil Coulter. they were happily married for 22 years before his death in 1994. From this marriage Anna May had three stepchildren, Melvin Coulter, Kathryn Snyder and Doris Hebert. During this time they traveled and enjoyed life. After a tragedy in 1988 when the house at Shawnee Mound was demolished by fire, they moved to Clinton. Her survivors, besides her children, include two nieces and one nephews, Mildred Crooks Musgrave, Carmen Crooks Rothchild and Don Allen Crooks, all from Texas. Anna May will be missed by her children, many grandchildren, nieces and nephews, friends and family. Anna May loved to talk, paint on fabric, watch birds and grow flowers. She knew no stranger and was loved by all. She believed that the Lord doesn't give us more than we can handle and that is the way she lived her life. Her strength came from her faith, her inner resources and the love of friends and family. Funeral services were held at Vansant-Mills Chapel on Friday, December 26. Burial was in Shawnee Mound Cemetery, Chilhowee.

b: Apr 8 1909, near Blairstown, MO
d: Jul 31 1994, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Shawnee Mound Cemetery, Shawnee Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Vansant-Mills Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Cecil Coulter, 85, was born near Blairstown April 8, 1909, and left us for a better home July 31, 1994, at 12:07 a.m. at the Golden valley Memorial Hospital. His parents were Bert and Mayme (Sonders) Coulter. Cecil's mother died when he was quite small, so he was reared by his beloved stepmother Jessie (Gregory) Coulter. He has often said that no real Mother could have been more considerate, kind and thoughtful of him as he grew up. Cecil grew up helping his father farm near Blairstown. He also spent some time working for farmers in Iowa. In 1931, he married Elma Wirsig of Deepwater, who taught school in Henry County. They were blessed with three children, Doris Hebert of Clinton, Melvon Coulter of Warrensburg, and Kathryn Snyder of Smithville. In addition to farming, Cecil worked 23 years for Henry County Mutual Insurance Co. of Clinton. He enjoyed his insurance work because he met so many people to talk with and help out with their problems. As has often been said, "He never met a stranger." He had a sympathetic ear and wanted to help those in need. Cecil was a member of the Shawnee Mound Cumberland Presbyterian Church and served faithfully as an elder for many years. He also served as Secretary-Treasurer of the Shawnee Cemetery for many years. Cecil lost his beloved wife Elma in 1971. Later he married Anna May (Crooks) Pickering and they spent 22 happy retirement years together. They enjoyed traveling in many countries in Europe, the Scandinavian Countries, as well as Canada, Alaska, Hawaii and Mexico. In 1987, their country home near Shawnee Mound burned, so they moved to Clinton, where they now reside. Cecil enjoyed having neighbors living close to him so he could visit with them. He was happy to have such kind friendly and interesting neighbors. Cecil leaves to mourn his passing his wife Anna May, and sister Mabel Wagoner; his three children mentioned earlier; six grandchildren, Kathy Ricker, Susan Bracken, Connie Swisher, Gary Coulter, Lisa and Steven Snyder. He also leaves twelve great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. The grandchildren were very special to him. They were his pride and joy, especially when they were fishing or riding horses or when they played in the haymow. He also leaves three stepchildren, Robert Pickering of St. Joseph, Pat Fike of Ft. Payne, Al., and Luther Pickering of Boroc, Ca. All three were very fond of Cecil and enjoyed his outgoing personality and his great sense of humor. Funeral services were held at the Shawnee Mound Cumberland Presbyterian Church Tuesday, August 2, 1994. Burial was in the Shawnee Mound Cemetery.

COULTER, Chester Lee
b: Oct 21 1930, Blairstown, Henry Co, MO
d: Jul 28 1987, Urich, Henry Co, MO
Urich Cemetery, Bogard Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Ward Funeral Home

Lee Coulter, of Urich, MO., died July 28, 1987, as a result of a self inflicted gunshot wound. He was born October 21, 1930 at Blairstown, the son of Jack and Ida M. (Rector) Coulter. He was a lifelong resident of the Urich area, where he worked as Water Superintendent for the City at the time of his passing. Lee married Ruth Carpenter July 26, 1950 at Urich, and two sons were born to them, Edward Lee and Rex Alan. Lee was a member of the Evangel Presbyterian Church of Urich, and the Johnson County Coon Hunters Association. He also enjoyed raising mules. Lee married a second time July 15, 1972 to Juanita Magdeleno Connor. She had six children that Lee cared for as his own. Lee was preceded in death by his parents and stepfather, Omer Graham. He leaves his wife and two sons and their families; and two sisters, Helen Bonenberger of Green Valley, AZ., and Kay Heiman of Holden. Funeral services were held Thursday, July 30, at the Ward Funeral Home in Urich. Burial was in the Urich Cemetery.

COULTER, Donald Dee
b: Aug 29 1931, near Blairstown, MO
d: Dec 20 1996, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Englewood Cemetery CO-CU, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
arr: Consalus Funeral Homes

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Funeral services for Donald Dee Coulter, 65, rural Clinton, will be held Friday, December 27, 1996, at the Consalus Chapel in Clinton. Burial will be in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton. Mr. Coulter was born August 29, 1931, north of Blairstown, the son of John and Willa Stewart Coulter. He was a lifelong resident of this area. He was united in marriage to Margaret Cowan. He was a member and deacon of Allen Street Baptist Church. He had worked for many years as a sales associate with Gregg Smith Motors in Clinton. He is survived by his wife, Margaret, of the home; two daughters, Kathryn Ann Shipman of Normal, IL; and Donna Kimberly Engeman of Montrose; one brother, Ralph Coulter, Clinton; a sister-in-law, Mrs. Eldon D. (Mary) Coulter, Clinton; one granddaughter, Mikayla Engeman. (Donald Coulter's body was found in a house on North Washington St, Clinton, shortly before Christmas. Indications were that he had been beaten to death. Two suspects were later arrested and charged with first degree murder with the trial pending as of February 1997.) (November 1997: Both aged 23, pleaded guilty to avoid death penalty. Were sentenced to life in prison without parole.) (Shelby Stewart, Jr committed suicide while in state custody in Fulton. Kristin Allen is in prison.)

COULTER, Eldon Dwight
b: Oct 29 1928, Henry Co, MO
d: Jul 19 1979, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
Englewood Cemetery CO-CU, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Eldon Dwight Coulter of 413 S. Orchard St, Clinton, MO, met with an untimely death Thursday, July 19, 1979, in North Kansas City, MO, at the hands of unknown persons. Mr. Coulter was born October 29, 1928, in Blairstown, MO, the second son of John and Willie Coulter. He attended the Blairstown Elementary School and graduated from Norris High School with the honor of Valedictorian of his class. On November 26, 1949, Eldon and Mary Rose Arnold were united in marriage. This union was blessed with three children: James, Marilyn, and John. He is survived by his mother, two brothers, Ralph and Don of Clinton. He was preceded in death by his father.

COULTER, Jeffery Charles
b: May 26 1977, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
d: Jan 1 2005, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
Urich Cemetery, Bogard Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Dickey Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 7 2005 - Jeffery Charles Coulter, Chilhowee, was born May 26, 1977, at Clinton, the son of Rex Alan Coulter and Charlotte Ann (Osborne) Coulter Keller. He departed this life Saturday, January 1, 2005, at St. Luke's Hospital, Kansas City, at the age of 27 years, seven months and five days. On May 26, 2001, Jeffery was united in marriage to Vicki Lynn Dabbs at Eureka Springs, Arkansas. Jeff was employed as a foreman for Insituform Company, St. Louis, since 2000. He was a 1995 graduate of Sherwood Cass R-VIII, Creighton. He was a member of the Heavy Construction Labors Local #663, Kansas City. He was a Chilhowee area resident. He was preceded in death by his biological father, Rex Coulter, June 19, 1980; maternal grandfather, Charles Osborne; paternal grandfather, Lee Coulter. He is survived by his wife Vicki L. Coulter; one son Ethen Coulter, and two daughters, Kimber and Savannah Nash, all of the home; his mother and father, Charlotte and Jim Keller, Chilhowee; one sister, Michelle Keller and niece, Karsyn White, Chilhowee; one brother Jared Coulter and wife Tonia, and nephew Lucas Coulter, Fay, Oklahoma; his maternal grandmother, Frances Osborne, Urich; his paternal grandmother, Ruth Hemenway and husband Charles, Galmey; close friends and extended family. Funeral services were Thursday, January 6, at Dickey Funeral Home, Garden City. Burial was in Urich Cemetery. (Jeff Coulter died from injuries received in a stabbing incident at a farmhouse in southwestern Johnson County, Missouri.)

b: Mar 8 1925, Kansas City, Wyandotte Co, KS
d: Mar 15 2009, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Urich Cemetery, Bogard Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Dickey Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Mar 20 2009 - Juanita Coulter of Urich, MO was born March 8, 1925 in Kansas City, KS, daughter of Jesus Sr. and Marina Macias Magdaleno. She departed this life on Sunday, March 15, 2009 at the Golden Living Center Westwood Clinton, MO at the age of 84 years and 7 days. In 1944, she married Jack B. Conner, Sr. and to this union seven children were born, Jack, Gary, Kathleen, Eddie, Brenda, Jesse, and Joyce. In 1960 she married Wiley H. Conner, Sr. and to this union three children were born, Eileen, Wiley, and Kelly. Later in life she married Lee Coulter and had 17 wonderful years. She was a member of Christ’s Christian Church in Urich. She retired from Clearfield Cheese Company. Juanita enjoyed her large family, flower gardening and traveling with her loving companion Gene Greufe. She lived most of her life in Urich where she raised her children and enjoyed spending quality time with her grandchildren whether it be fixing a meal, making candy, sharing a cup of coffee or teaching them how to make homemade tortillas. She was preceded in death by her parents; a daughter, Martha Kathleen; husbands, Jack B. Conner, Sr., Wiley H. Conner, Sr. and Lee Coulter; brothers, Philip, Rudolph, Jesse, and Mike Magdaleno; one sister, Esperanza (Francis) McCloud; stepson Rex Coulter; grandson Jeff Coulter and daughter-in-law, Saundra Conner. She is survived by six sons, Jack Conner and wife Marsha of Raytown, MO, Gary Conner of Oskaloosa, KS, Eddie Conner and wife Karen of Urich, MO, Jesse Conner of Adrian, MO, Wiley Conner and wife Darla, Kelly Conner and wife Toni all of Urich, MO; one stepson, Ed Coulter and wife Cindy of Raymore, MO; three daughters, Brenda Pullen and husband Tom of Creighton, MO, Joyce Crump and husband Gary of Urich, MO, Eileen Parks and husband Brian of Ballard, MO; 23 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; three sisters, Epiphania Guereca, Vita Chavez, Mary Jesse Torres, and one brother Auerlio (Bernie) Magdaleno all of Kansas City, KS; other family and many friends. Funeral services were held Wednesday, March 18, 2009 at the Dickey Funeral Home, Garden City, Missouri with interment in Urich Cemetery, Urich, Missouri.

COULTER, Margaret Irene COWAN
b: Mar 20 1938, Delmar, Henry Co, MO
d: Jul 5 2008, Appleton City, St. Clair Co, MO
Englewood Cemetery CO-CU, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
arr: Consalus Funeral Homes

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jul 8 2008 - Margaret Irene Coulter, 70, lifelong resident of Clinton, died Saturday, July 5, 2008, at Appleton City Manor. Margaret was born on March 20, 1938, in Delmar, the daughter of Howard and Luetta Elizabeth Wilson Cowan. She married Donald Dee Coulter on May 12, 1962, in Clinton. She was a homemaker, taught Sunday School and was a Bible School teacher at Allen Street Baptist Church where she was a charter member. Survivors include two daughters, Kathryn Ann Shipman and husband Charlie, Carthage, and Donna Kim Engeman and husband John, Montrose; six grandchildren, Mikayla, Alex, Alyssa, Brendon, Keon and Seth; her sister Mary Elizabeth Lupton of Murrieta, California; her brother Howard Cowan of Clinton; several family members in the Delmar area and many friends. She was preceded in death by her husband of 34 years, Donald Dee Coulter. Funeral services will be at Consalus Funeral Home, Wednesday, July 9. Burial in Englewood Cemetery.

COULTER, Ralph Lee
b: Jan 23 1917, Henry Co, MO
d: Oct 19 2005, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Englewood Cemetery CO-CU, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Nov 21 2005 - Ralph Lee Coulter, 88, Clinton, died Wednesday, October 19, 2005, at Golden Valley Hospital, Clinton. Services were held October 22, 2005, at the Clinton United Methodist Church. Burial in Englewood Cemetery. He was born in Henry County. He was an insurance supervisor for the Cameron Mutal Insurance Company. Ralph was a loving husband, father and grandfather. Ralph and Alice became 50-year members of the Clinton United Methodist Church in 2005. Ralph leaves to mourn his passing his wife, Alice, of the home, Alison Blankenship, granddaughter, and Ben Blankenship, who is known as a grandson, and Nicole Jeffress, granddaughter. Ralph also leaves two special cousins, Mabel Waggoner and Doris Hebert of Clinton; two sisters-in-laws, Mary Coulter and Margaret Coulter, as well as a number of nieces and nephews. Those who preceded him in death were daughter Betty Ann Jeffress; son-in--law Neville Jeffress; parents John and Willie Coulter; two brothers, Eldon and Donald Coulter.

b: Feb 7 1897, Brownington, Henry Co, MO
d: Nov 24 1918, Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co, CA
Bethlehem Cemetery, Bethlehem Twp, Henry Co, MO
November 24, at 7:25 a.m. her spirit left its earthly body. She had been living with her sister, Mrs. F. R. Ebanues in Los Angles, Cal., and 10 days before her death she suffered a nervous collapse, and two days later double pneumonia developed. Two trained nurses and the finest physicians in the city fought to save her life. A few minutes before death came she grew suddenly strong and called her sister to her bedside and said: "Maude, I am going up the steps; Jesus is at the top, come and go with me." A smile illuminated her face and she passed to the other world. The same sweet smile was on her face as a corpse, when they brought her home. She was born at Brownington, Feb 7, 1897. She grew to womanhood in that vicinity and graduated from the Brownington school. She learned the millinery business in Clinton with Miss King, and then went to a Kansas City wholesale house, where she was employed six weeks. She then accompanied her sister to her California home. She was a born artist and in the profession she had chosen she found designing a delight. The great actresses, who had been sending east for their hats soon discovered her and for months she had designed the beautiful hats shown in the Pathe weekly news as well as many others for the great pictures. For days after her body was shipped here, beautiful gifts of lowers came to her former home from these celebrated actresses, who loved this Henry county girl, who had served so artistically. When she was 14 years old she was converted and united with the First M. E. church of Clinton. When she moved to Los Angeles she took her letter to the First M. E. church of that city, where she enjoyed its fellowship as well as the privilege of working with them. She was a member of the Philathea class in the Sunday school of 156 girls and was their social secretary. She was also at the head of the White Rose club which at first was organized for fancy work, then later they took up war work. She is survived by her parents, one brother, Merril; and sisters, Mrs. F. R. Ebanues, Los Angles, Cal; Mrs. Roy Crissman, Urich; Mrs. Dick Jenkins, near Clinton; Mrs. Ed Keutzer, of Creighton, Naomi, Opal, Atropa and Mildred at home. Mrs. Ebanues accompanied the body home arriving here Nov. 29. The funeral services were conducted at the M. E. church, Saturday morning by rev. Hoos. Interment at Bethlehem.

COUNSELMAN, Edna "Bunny"
b: Aug 26 1910
d: Feb 15 1995, Independence, Jackson Co, MO
Englewood Cemetery CO-CU, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Edna "Bunny" Counselman, 84, Independence, died Thursday, February 16, 1995, at Independence Regional Health Center. Graveside services were Monday, February 20, Englewood Cemetery, Clinton. Mrs. Counselman was co-owner of Counselman Refrigeration Co., Independence. She was a member of Immanuel Baptist Church, Independence. Survivors include several nieces and nephews.

COUNTI, Hazel M.
b: May 2 1926
d: Nov 16 2002, Bolivar, Polk Co, MO
bur: Cremation

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Nov 19 2002 - Hazel M. Counti, 76, ElDorado Springs, a homemaker, died Saturday, November 16, 2002, at Citizens Memorial Hospital, Bolivar. Funeral services will be Wednesday, November 20, at Sheldon Chapel, ElDorado Springs. Cremation following services.

b: Nov 27 1847, near Springfield, IL
d: May 27 1903, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Englewood Cemetery CO-CU, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Missouri, May 30 1903 - Died, John Courter, at his home on Augusta street, Thursday night, May 28, 1903. He was 55, born near Springfield, Ill. and came to Clinton 20 years ago in May. He had been an employee of the Clinton Pottery for 16 years, being an engineer at that place for 10 years. He had good health until about one year ago, and from that time on has been failing and his death was caused by heart trouble. Many handsome floral offerings were given, among them a handsome pillow from the employees at the pottery. Laid to rest in Englewood, leaving a wife and six children.

COURTNEY, Robert Lee
b: Oct 2 1932, Sheldon, Vernon Co, MO
d: Jun 27 2011, Moberly, Randolph Co, MO
Laurel Oak Cemetery CA-CO, Windsor, Windsor Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Vansant-Mills Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Aug 3 2011 - Robert Lee Courtney, son of Augustin R. and Bertha (LaFavor) Courtney, was born in Sheldon on October 2, 1932. He died Monday, June 27, 2011, at North Village Park, Moberly. Robert moved with the family to a farm near Leeton where he grew up. He moved to Wasilla, Alaska, in 1958 where he built homes. Robert enjoyed buying old buildings and framing a house out of it. He moved back to Missouri in 2006. Robert is preceded in death by his father and mother, Augustin Courtney and Bertha L. Courtney, as well as aunts and uncles. He is survived by one brother, Gary Courtney of Keytesville; one aunt, Helen Cline of Windsor; as well as a number of nieces, nephews and cousins. Graveside services were held at Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor, on Saturday, July 2.

b: May 16 1947
d: Dec 11 2002, Blue Springs, Jackson Co, MO
Benton Green Cemetery, Center Twp, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Dec 13 2002 - Doris Tracy Courtwright, 55, Blue Springs, formerly of Monegaw Springs, a computer programmer, died Wednesday, December 11, 2002, at her home. Graveside services will be Saturday, December 14, at Benton Green Cemetery, near Roscoe.

b: Dec 6 1901, Lincoln, Benton Co, MO
d: Mar 16 1994, Warrensburg, Johnson Co, MO
Laurel Oak Cemetery CA-CO, Windsor, Windsor Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Hadley Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Mrs. Margaret Courty, 92, of Windsor, died Wednesday, March 16, at the Western Missouri Medical Center in Warrensburg. She was born December 6, 1901 in Lincoln, the daughter of Benjamin Franklin Jach and Maggie Jane Nave Jach. On September 30, 1923, in Windsor, she married Leopold Courty, who preceded her in death on August 21, 1975. Mrs. Courty was a homemaker and mother. She was a member of the Windsor United Methodist Church and the United Methodist Women of the church. She is survived by a daughter, Marilyn Krogh, Lee's Summit; a son, Paul Jack Courty, Tampa, Fl.; five grandchildren, Eric, Mike, Paul Jr., William Craig, and Carlie; five great-grandchildren, Sarah, Stephanie, Morgan, Laura and Emily, and two sisters, Adah Law and Verschael Traschel, both of Windsor. Funeral services will be Saturday, March 19, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial will be in Laurel Oak Cemetery.

COUSE, Irvin
b: May 5 1847, Hackettstown, NJ
d: Jun 15 1902, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Englewood Cemetery CO-CU, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Missouri, Jun 21 1902 - Another happy home has been blighted and loving companion and dutiful children are left to mourn the loss of one they loved so dear. After almost four weeks of intense suffering, with a complication of diseases, the spirit of a highly-respected citizen, Irven Couse, winged its flight to the God above at 7 a.m. Sunday and the entire community was left to deplore their loss. Born in Hackettstown, N.J. May 5, 1857 (sic. 1847) and was 55. He went to Illinois when he was only 9 and has always made his own livelihood, being left an orphan when quite young. In 1868, in Warrensburg, he married Miss Margaret Hare and theirs has always been a happy union. Eight children were born, two dying in infancy, while Earle preceded his father to that better land only two years ago. Five sons and daughters will survive him - Mrs. Chas. Markle, who only recently moved to New York but who will again make her home in this city; Miss Bessie, who holds a good position as saleslady in Peoria, Illinois; Harry, of Yellowstone Park, Wyo.; Ed, who recently came from Colorado and will have charge of his father's business, and Miss Pearl, who is at home. Coming from Warrensburg, he lived on a farm, near this city, and in 1880 he came to Clinton and for several years owned a grocery on the southeast corner of the square, starting in with only $30 in money. He then bought the old Thume building, on the south side, and erected a two-story building and conducted a grocery for a number of years. After being in business about 16 years, he retired for two years, but was not content doing nothing, so he started a commission house on South Main and afterwards bought the lot on which his late business is now located. He had endeavored to bring up his children in a way in which they would always be respected by all and almost his last words were that he was reconciled to go and asking his children to remember their father and honor his name, for he had striven so hard to bring them up in the right way and was now dying, leaving a good name for them. He was an earnest member of the First M.E. Church and a faithful member and officer of the I.O.O.F., Rebekah and A.O.U.W. lodges.

COVEY, Johnson Marshall
b: Jun 11 1861, Millwood, Collin Co, TX
d: Jan 18 1941

Sherman, Texas, Jan 20 1941 - Funeral services for Johnson Marshall Covey, 79, were held here. Burial was in West Hill Cemetery. Mr. Covey was born June 11, 1861 in Millwood, Collin County, Texas, a son of Enoch and Maranda Hunt Covey. He was married Aug. 9, 1881 on a ferryboat in the middle of the Red River to Miss Lydia E. Covey, who survives him. He came to Sherman from Collin County fifty-eight year ago and was a stock dealer and farmer for fifty years, retiring in 1935. Mr. Covey was a member of the Travis Street Methodist Church. He is survived by four daughters, Mrs. Sallie Wallace of McAlester, Okla., Mrs. Lula O'Dell of Bakersfield, Calif., Mrs. Clara Bell Zachery of Bakersfield, and Mrs. Artie Theo Price of El Paso, Texas, two sisters, Mrs. W. L. Goodman of Dallas and Mrs. Leonard Puckett of Rockwall, Texas, seventeen grandchildren and seventeen great-grandchildren. (Johnson Marshall Covey - b: Jun 11 1861 - d: Jan 18 1941; son of Enoch and Maranda O. Hunt Covey of Henry Co, MO; Enoch was a son of Joshua Covey of Virginia and Lydia Adamson of Tennessee who moved by horse-drawn wagon to the Georgetown, Pettis County, Missouri area in 1831)

COVEY, Lydia Elizabeth
b: abt 1866
d: Nov 27 1952, Bakersfield, Pecos Co, CA

Sherman, Texas, Nov 30 1952 - Funeral services will be held Monday at the John C. Daniel Chapel for Mrs. Lydia Covey, wife of the late Marshall Covey and sister of the late Mrs. J. C. Hestand of Dallas. Burial in West Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Covey moved to Bakersfield, Pecos County, California from Sherman five years ago. She is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Van Zachery of Bakersfield, Mrs. Chester Price of El Paso, and Mrs. Irvin Wallace of McAllester, Okla; two brothers, Jake Covey of Atoka, Okla., and Jim Covey of Durant Okla., and a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren. - Note: Lydia Elizabeth Covey died November 27, 1952 in Bakersfield, Pecos County, California. She was the wife of Johnson Marshall Covey. Lydia's grandparents were Joshua Covey b: VA, son of Samuel Covey Sr. (an American Revolution Patriot) and Elizabeth Nap/Knapp and Joshua's wife Lydia Adamson b: Feb 2 1797, TN, dau of Simon Adamson, Jr. (Quaker heritage) of Jefferson Co, TN and Eleanor Routh of Randolph Co, NC, who moved to Missouri by wagon pulled by horses in 1831.

b: Sep 4 1852, St. Louis Co, MO
d: Nov 6 1896, Henry Co, MO
Englewood Cemetery CO-CU, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Mrs. William F. Covington, whose maiden name was Lewis, died at the home of her brother-in-law, Robert W. Covington, eight miles northwest of Clinton, November 6, 1896. She was the daughter of Robert and Lucy Lewis and was married to Wm. F. Covington in December, 1876. During the month of August, 1885, she was baptized into the fellowship of Huntingdale Baptist Church and carried the sunshine of Jesus in her soul. No mortal ever fought harder for life than she did, not that she was afraid to die, but because she had four sons to live for and be a comfort to and joy to her aged mother. She lived in hope of surmounting the disease, bearing the pain bravely, traveling to the mountains of the West, hoping to be benefited permanently that she might be of service. But when the fact was made known to her that there was no hope, she quietly and cheerfully submitted to the Lord's will. May the Lord care for her boys and lead them to care for Him, and then to fulfill mother's golden dreams and meet her in heaven.

COVINGTON, Lucy Bridgewater LEWIS
b: Nov 13 1848, Chesterfield, St. Louis Co, MO
d: Nov 14 1919, Henry Co, MO
Englewood Cemetery CO-CU, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Died last Friday morning at 4:30, Mrs. Robert W. Covington passed away in her home at Garland. Her death was sudden, dying with the same disease that her husband who preceded her nine years ago. Mrs. Covington had been in failing health for some time, the illness to which she succumbed having been but for a short time. This splendid Christian character lived in and around Garland for over fifty years. Here among her neighbors and friends she was held in the very highest esteem. She was one of the founders and most substantial supporters of the Garland Baptist Church, where she was a regular attendant up to the time of her death. Her husband, Robert W. Covington, was one of Henry county's most successful and substantial farmers. Lucy Lewis was the daughter of Robert Lewis and Lucy Bacon Lewis. She was born in Chesterfield, St. Louis Co., Missouri, November 13th, 11848. Her parents belonged to the old colonial stock of Virginia. While Missouri was still a Spanish possession they came to Missouri and settle din the Bonne Homme Bottom where they reared a large family. In 1855 they moved to Cass county where they purchased a large tract of land expecting to make that their permanent home. But in those days border life became a very serious matter. Their home was burned in January 1862 where she had lived as a child surrounded by peace and happiness that belonged to the God fearing pioneers. Then came the depopulating Order Number 11. Mrs. Covington was brought by her parents to Henry county. Of this pioneer family only two remain, Mrs. Sarah L. Thornton and Mr. Woodson Lewis. When but a young woman she was married to Robert W. Covington, making their home on a farm one mile north of Garland. The children who survive her are: Robert L. Covington, our fellow townsman, Ed S. of Garland, John O. of Lees Summit and Mrs. Morris Lane, who occupies the home farm. The funeral services were at the home in Garland Saturday morning. The host of friends present was a silent testimony of the sterling worth of this good woman. Interment took place in Englewood.

b: n/a
d: 1996

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Funeral services for Owen Covington, a former Henry Countian, will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 18, at the Langford Funeral Home in Lee's Summit. His wife, Berna Dean will receive friends at 10 a.m. prior to the service. Mr. Covington died at John Knox Village. He was the son of John and Mabel Crockett Covington, who ran a grocery store at Garland for a number of years. They later moved to Cockrell, Mo., south of Lee's Summit, and ran a grocery and feed store. John Covington was a brother of Lewis Covington of Clinton. His wife was a sister of Cornelia (Mrs. Gene) Taylor of Clinton. Several relatives live in Clinton.

b: Sep 30 1846, Henry Co, MO
d: Jul 9 1910, Henry Co, MO
Englewood Cemetery CO-CU, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Eye, July 1910 - R. W. Covington, a well known citizen and old settler, was found dead in his bed by his wife about 4:30 on the morning of July 9, heart failure being the cause. He was 64. Leaves a heart-broken wife and one daughter, Mrs. Daisy Lane; three sons, Lewis, Ed and John. Burial in Englewood. He had been afflicted with asthma for several years but not until the fatal heart malady seized him was his condition considered serious. He was a strong man in every sense of the word. His character was forceful. He as genial in disposition and positive in his conclusions, progressive in his business and honest and sincere. While not a church member, he lent his aid to the Garland church and was a stanch standby of the ministers who labored there. An ardent, firm and resolute Democrat. Born September 30, 1846, son of John O. and Eliza Barker Covington, early settlers of the county. Married in 1869 to Lucy B. Lewis. Seven children. Surviving are Robert Lewis of Clinton; Ed S. of near Brownington; John O., living on the home farm, and Mrs. Morris Lane of near Clinton. Seven grandchildren survive him - also three sisters - Mrs. Ben Brown, Warrensburg; Mrs. Woodson Lewis, Kansas City, and Mrs. Tom Cowden, Garland. With the exception of two years when he lived in Clinton, his entire life was spent in Henry County.

COVINGTON, William Fielding
b: Apr 6 1853, Henry Co, MO
d: Feb 21 1893, Texas Co, MO
Englewood Cemetery CO-CU, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Eye, Feb 25 1893 - News was received here Tuesday that W. F. Covington had been accidentally shot in the south part of the state, where he had gone to buy stock. He had gone into a drug store with the hotel man to write a check for $1800 to pay for the stock. He started out and just as he passed the window, a bullet from a Winchester rifle, in the hands of a man who was examining it, crashed thru the central sashes and struck him back of the right ear, passing thru his head. He lived only a few hours. His body arrived on the Gulf yesterday and today will be buried in the new graveyard at Garland. - Clinton Eye, Jun 3 1893 - R. E. Lewis returned from Texas County Thursday. He reports that Mark Driskill, the man who shot and killed W. F. Covington a few months ago, was found guilty of manslaughter in the third degree and sentenced to three years in the penitentiary.

COWAN, John Rundberg
b: Mar 18 1919, Manila, AR
d: Aug 11 2005, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
Mineral Creek Cemetery, Leeton, Johnson Co, MO
arr: Sweeney-Phillips & Holdren

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Aug 12 2005 - John Rundberg Cowan, 86, Lee's Summit, died at St. Luke's Hospital, Kansas City, Thursday, August 11, 2005. He was born March 18, 1919, in Manila, Arkansas, the son of Edna (Rundberg) and Harry Wilrose Cowan. He was preceded in death by two sisters and one brother and a son John Jr. in 1986. He served his country in the Air Force during World War II and was in the South Pacific for tow and a half years. He farmed as a young man, was a car salesman and was active in the United Methodist Church of Leeton where he and his family lived for many years. He married Mildred Armstrong December 31, 1938. Active in the Leeton community, before moving to Lee's Summit in 2004, he enjoyed his Lions Club work, being a member of the cold Spring Masonic Lodge #274, the Warrensburg Chapter 3 of the Eastern Star and the American Legion Post #131. He also served on the Leeton School Board, as well as the county school board. He was a member of the Truman Lake Ramblers camping club. Surviving him are his wife Mildred of 66 years; daughter Charla and her husband J. Harvey Henry, Lee's Summit; three granddaughters, Ann Henry and Lea Henry, both of Lee's Summit, and Charity Wilkins and her husband Jeff, Lone Jack; two great-grandchildren, Hunter and Grace; a sister, Mrs. Phyllis Gabriel of Dayton, Ohio; a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. Services will be held Sunday, August 14, at Leeton United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Mineral Creek Cemetery, Leeton, Johnson County.

COWAN, Nettie Marie
b: Mar 2 1913, Missouri
d: Dec 11 1914, Henry Co, MO
Hopewell Cemetery, Walker Twp, Henry Co, MO
Montrose Recorder, Dec 18 1914 - Death has again entered a Montrose home, this time claiming for its victim, Nettie Marie, the two year old daughter of Charles Cowan and wife, who departed this life Friday afternoon, after a several weeks illness. All that could be done by loving parents, kind neighbors and skilled physicians was done but to no avail, and on the above mentioned day she passed to the great beyond. Funeral services were held at the Baptist church in this city Sunday morning conducted and burial was at Hopewell cemetery north of town.

b: Jul 7 1811, Virginia
d: Jul 2 1898, Honey Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Norris Cemetery, Big Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Jul 9 1898 - Died on the 2nd at the home of her son-in-law, J. L. Herrington in Honey Creek township, Catharine Cowden, born in Virginia July 7, 1811. An aged husband and seven children mourn her loss.

COWDEN, Robert Addison
b: 1811
d: 1899
Norris Cemetery, Big Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, 1899 - Addison Cowden, one of the oldest settlers in the county, died on the 20th at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Mary Rucker, near Huntingdale. The remains were buried yesterday near Norris.

COWDEN, William Bret
b: Oct 13 1958, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
d: Apr 27 2002, Cass Co, MO
Englewood Cemetery CO-CU, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 30 2002 - William Bret Cowden, 43, Kansas City, died Saturday, April 27, 2002, as a result of an accident in Cass County. Graveside services will be Saturday, May 4, at Englewood Cemetery, Clinton. He was born in Kansas City. He was a delivery man for a paint company. He is survived by his parents, Bill and June Cowden of the home; one brother, Mark Robert Cowden and wife Barbara of Kansas City; one sister, Rebecca Gale Callahan and husband Steve; one niece, Elizabeth Callahan, all of Jacksonville beach, Florida, aunts, Greta Batschelett of Clinton, Alice Hilte and husband Bob, Montrose, and Dixie Adams of Newport, Oregon, and uncles John R. Cowden and wife Ellen, Newport Oregon, Phil Carter and wife Beverly of Kansas City, and Henry Briggs and wife Connie, Clinton, as well as other aunts and uncles and other relatives and friends.

COWELL, Myrtle Pauline "Polly" BELTON
b: Dec 5 1909, 10 mi E of Clinton, Henry Co, MO
d: Apr 13 2001, Brandenton, Manatee Co, FL
Englewood Cemetery CO-CU, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
arr: Consalus Funeral Homes

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 24 2001 - Myrtle Pauline "Polly" Cowell was born December 5, 1909, on the Belton Farm 10 miles east of Clinton, near Hortense. She was the daughter of William H. and Bessie Coral Sell Belton. She died April 13, 2001, at her home in Brandenton, Florida. She married Sylvester Victor Cowell, on May 26, 1928, and he preceded her in death on January 28, 1985. She was a member of the Clinton United Methodist Church and various sewing clubs. Her parents and one brother, Dwight Belton, who died on October 8, 1942, also preceded her in death. Survivors include one daughter, Jean C. Wallace, Brandenton, Florida; one granddaughter, Susan Horne, Jacksonville, Florida; one grandson, Richard Kinyon, Brandenton, Florida; six great-grandchildren, Amy Horne, Potosi, Stephen Horne, Tallahassee, Florida, Ricky Kinyon, Daniel Kenyon, Cheyenne and Victor, all of Brandenton, Florida, along with numerous cousins and friends of all ages. Funeral services were held April 18 at the Clinton United Methodist Church. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery.

b: abt 1872, Illinois
d: Jul 4 1890, 1 mi NE of Deepwater, Henry Co, MO
Englewood Cemetery CO-CU, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Eye, Jul 12 1890 - Thursday, July 3, the 2 o'clock Gulf train bore Misses Mamie and Laura Cowley on a visit to the family of John Dunning at Deepwater, to celebrate the 4th with friends in that vicinity. The picknickers were enjoying themselves in pleasant pastimes at the grounds in Loyd's Grove until the middle of the afternoon when Miss Laura went riding with Leonard Lahue in a two sheel cart but about one mile northeast of Deepwater the horse became unmanageable and three Miss Laura out on her head, killing her instantly, as found by Mr. Barr's family, who rushed immediately to assist, as they witnessed the accident from their home. Mr. Lahue was thrown from the cart a bit further on. The corpse was instantly and tenderly cared for, an inquest held and the remains conveyed to her home in Clinton that night. Her parents came here from Morrisonville, Illinois in 1882 and resided on a farm near Clinton until two years ago when they moved to town. Funeral services were at the Catholic Church, crowded to overflow. The six little maids, Julia McBeth, Maggie Sullivan, Katie Kiehl, Nellie Maloney, May McBeth, Amelia Baumgartner, who were received into church with her the Sabbath before, were as spotless as their white robes and lovingly, with tear-dimmed eyes, acted as pall bearers for their departed comrade. The same horse, we understand, ran away with N. Lahue and Miss Katie Birch in the morning when near the residence of Judge Rhoads and ran into a half-open gate. The wheels of the cart struck the post with such force that both the occupants were thrown over the fence.


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