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COX, Angelique Hope
b: Aug 5 2002
d: Aug 10 2002, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
arr:
Consalus Funeral Homes
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Aug 12 2002 - Angelique Hope Cox, five-day old infant daughter of Jeremy W. Cox and Rose Thigpen, died Saturday, August 10, at Research Medical Center. Funeral services will be held Thursday, August 15, at Consalus-Bradley Chapel, Clinton. In addition to her parents, she is survived by a twin sister, Theresa Faye Cox; two brothers, Codie Cameron Cox and Chance Wayne Cox of the home; maternal grandparents, James Earl Sr. and Theresa Marie Thigpen; paternal grandparents, Donnie Ray and Jody Faye Cox, all of Clinton; maternal great-grandparents, Mary Schick, Clinton, Hayward Schick, Stover, Patsy Brown, Clinton; paternal great-grandparents, Raymond and Cecile Bigler, Deepwater, and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

COX, Anna Idella RAY
b: Sep 13 1915, Fairfield, Carroll Co, MO
d: Aug 24 1991, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Mt. Zion Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Vansant-Mills Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Anna Idella Cox, daughter of James H. and Elvira Copenhaver Ray, was born September 13, 1915 in Fairfield, Missouri and passed away August 24, 1991 at the Golden Valley Memorial Hospital, Clinton. She and her husband, John A. Cox, owned and operated the Mt. Zion Grocery for 40 years before retiring in 1975. She was preceded in death by her husband, John, in 1980 and one son, Nolan, in 1946, as well as two brothers, John Ray and Willie Ray, and three sisters, Fern Hughes, Nellie Jones and Doshia Smith. She is survived by two sons, Harold Cox, Deepwater, and Ronnie Cox, Clinton; one daughter Marilyn Green, Independence; one brother Dillon Ray, Kansas City, and one sister Goldena Bunch, Lowry City, as well as nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday, August 27, 1991, at the Vansant-Mills Chapel. Burial was held at the Mt. Zion Cemetery, Mt. Zion.

COX, Anna Margaret SHOBE
b: Jan 29 1928, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
d: Aug 31 2007, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery CO-CU, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
arr: Bradley & Hadley Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Sep 5 2007 - Anna Margaret (Shobe) Cox, 79, a lifelong resident of Clinton, died Friday, August 31, 2007, at her home. She was born January 29, 1928, in Clinton, the daughter of Clarence Shobe and Anna Pearl (Journey) Shobe. "Annie" attended Comer elementary rural grade school in Henry County and graduated from Clinton High School and then Central Missouri State University in 1950. Following her graduation from college, she taught school in Urich and Blairstown. On June 10, 1951, in Clinton, she married Floyd E. "Bud" Cox, also of Clinton. Annie worked alongside her husband as secretary and bookkeeper in the farm implement business after they formed Golden Valley Ford Tractor in 1954. They owned and operated the business until they sold it in 1979. While in the Ford tractor business, they were awarded many trips, which Annie enjoyed, including several cruises and a special trip to the New York World's Fair. In October of 1958, their only child, Timothy Eugene Cox, was born. Annie took great delight in seeing their son as he grew and excelled in school in many areas. Another joy in her life was when Tim was united in marriage to Julie Ann Johnson. They presented them with two grandchildren, Alan Michael and Courtney Marie. Annie enjoyed being involved with their lives at every possible opportunity. When Annie was 14 years of age, she accepted Jesus Christ as her Savior and was baptized into Quarles Baptist Church using the baptistery in First Baptist Church, Clinton. After her marriage to Bud, she joined First Baptist in Clinton, where she was very active as superintendent of the Intermediate Department, Sunday School teacher and as a leader in a Young Women's Group. Annie enjoyed attending the Homemaker Sunday School Class, when her health would permit. Annie is survived by her devoted husband, Bud, of the home; a son, Timothy Eugene Cox and his wife, Julie; a grandson, Alan Michael Cox, and a granddaughter, Courtney Marie Cox, all of Woodridge, Illinois. Annie was preceded in death by her parents. Funeral services were Tuesday, September 4, at the First Baptist Church, Clinton. Burial was in the Englewood Cemetery.

COX, Carrol Creighton
b: Nov 12 1917, near Urich, Henry Co, MO
d: Aug 19 2002, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Grant Cemetery, Creighton, Cass Co, MO
arr: Dickey Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Aug 28 2002 - Carrol Creighton Cox of Urich was born November 12, 1917, near Urich, the son of James Earl and Helen Veta (Creighton) Cox. He departed this life Monday, August 19, 2002, at Golden Valley Hospital, Clinton, at the age of 84 years, nine months and seven days. On August 17, 1946, Carrol was united in marriage to Ida Mae Starks at Olathe, Kansas. Carrol was a farmer and stockman. He was an Army veteran of World War II. Carrol was a member of the Christian Church, Creighton, Ingham-Morgan Post #371 of the American Legion, Urich, and the Fraternal Order of Eagles #3667, Clinton. He was a lifelong area resident of Urich. Besides his parents he was preceded in death by one sister, Nira Schreen. He is survived by his wife, Ida Mae Cox of the home; two sons, Jim Cox and wife Sandi, Marshall, and Ray Cox and wife Mary Anne, Urich; one stepson, Dorcy Conrad and wife Diana, Versailles; 11 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, other relatives and many friends. Funeral services were Friday, August 23, at Dickey Funeral Home, Garden City. Burial and military honors were at Grant Cemetery, near Creighton.

COX, Charlene ISUQUE
b: Aug 14 1921, Macon, Macon Co, MO
d: Jul 11 2003, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur: Hillcrest Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Macon, Macon Co, MO
arr:
Vansant-Mills Funeral Home
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jul 18 2003 - Charlene Cox, daughter of Valarie and Lucille (Watts) Isuque, was born August 14, 1921, in Macon, and died at the Golden Valley Hospital, Clinton, on July 11, 2003, at the age of 81 years. Charlene was married to Lynn Cox. She was a homemaker. They had lived in Clinton for over 23 years. She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Reginald and Richard; two sisters Vera Russell and Francis Thomas. She is survived by her husband, Lynn Cox, Clinton; one son, Lucien Cox and his wife Kathy, Macon; on daughter, Peggy Romero of St. Louis; two sisters, Florence Garvin and husband, Thomas, Macon, and Christine Eisenhauer and husband, Carl, Moberly; granddaughter, Paige Watkins of St. Louis, as well as seven great-grandchildren. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held at the Hutton and McElwain Chapel, Macon, on Tuesday, July 15. Burial was in the Hillcrest Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Macon.

COX, Dwight
b: Mar 20 1922
d: Jul 17 2012, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Vansant-Mills Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Aug 1 2012 - Dwight Cox, 90, Clinton, died Tuesday, July 17, 2012, at his home. Dwight served in the U.S. Army during WWII. He graduated from Oklahoma Baptist University in Norman, Oklahoma, with a degree in Pastoral Studies. He was an ordained Baptist minister and was a member of the First Baptist Church, Clinton. He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Mildred (Wilson) Cox; his sister, Marie Williams, and his brother, Walter Joe Cox. He is survived by his wife, Ruby; one son, David Dwight of Prairie Village, Kansas; three daughters, Donna Shumaker of Clinton, Joyce Johnston of Lee-ton and Martha Lawson of Cal-houn; one brother, Ronald Cox of Sedan, Kansas; seven grandchildren, Matthew Lawson, Mitch Lawson, Melinda Barela, Melissa Meyer, Amy Johnston, Paul Johnston and Julie Cox, as well as five great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Friday, July 20, at the First Baptist Church, Clinton. Interment was in Clinton Memory Gardens, Clinton.

COX, Francis Lester Jr.
b: Jan 24 1958, Independence, Jackson Co, MO
d: Mar 5 2012, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur: Cremation
arr:
Vansant-Mills Funeral Home
Francis Lester Cox, Jr., age 54, of Clinton, Missouri, passed away Monday, March 5, 2012 at his home. His wishes were to be cremated with no service. He was born in Independence, Missouri the son of Francis Lester and Vivian Pauline (Galatis) Cox. He worked as a tank lining sandblaster. Survivors include his son Francis Lester Cox III and his daughter Lindsey Nicole Cox, both of Blue Springs, Missouri; his father Guy D. Slinker, sister, Barbara Fried and her husband Steve, and brother Guy Slinker all of Deepwater, Missouri.

COX, Fredonia H.
b: Sep 12 1917
d: Nov 8 2001, Sweet Springs, Saline Co, MO
bur:
Mineral Creek Cemetery, Leeton, Johnson Co, MO
arr: Sweeney-Phillips & Holdren

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Nov 9 2001 - Fredonia H. Cox, 84, Sweet Springs, formerly of Leeton, died Thursday, November 8, 2001, at the Sweet Spring Villa. She married Ken Cox March 15, 1942. He died August 24, 1973. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Sweet Springs, formerly a member of Leeton Baptist Church and taught Sunday School at the Leeton church. Survivors include a daughter, Sherry Shivers, Warrensburg; a son, Mike Cox, Sweet Springs; a sister, Virginia Bradfield, Leeton; five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be Sunday, November 11, at the Sweeney-Phillips & Holdren Funeral Home, Warrensburg. Burial will be in the Mineral Creek Cemetery in Leeton.

COX, Goldena W.
b: Nov 25 1908
d: Jul 19 2002, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Landaker Cemetery, Butler Twp, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jul 22 2002 - Goldena W. Cox, 94, Clinton, died Friday, July 19, 2002, at Meadowbrook Manor, Clinton. She was a retired switchboard operator. Funeral services will be at the Landaker Cemetery, Lowry City, Tuesday, July 23.

COX, Harold E.
b: Jun 22 1931, Dodge City, KS
d: Jan 8 2010, Warsaw, Benton Co, MO
arr:
Hadley Funeral Home
Harold E. Cox, 78, of Warsaw, Missouri, died Friday morning, January 8, 2010, at the Warsaw Health and Rehabilitation Center, Warsaw. He was born June 22, 1931, in Dodge City, Kansas, the son of Hoye Cox and Mary (McDaniel) Cox. On May 4, 1966, in Sedalia, Mo., he married Janet Cecelia Lindemann, who survives of Green Ridge, Mo. Mr. Cox served in the United States Air Force for 25 years during the Korean Conflict and the Vietnam War. After his discharge, he went to work for B&L Electric, in Clinton, Mo., where he worked for a number of years. He then went to work for Hays Wheels, (now Hayes Lemmerz) in Sedalia, Mo., for several years before his retirement. Harold was a member of the Sedalia VFW Post 2591 and a former member of the Sedalia Masonic Lodge. In addition to his wife, Janet, he is survived by 3 sons, Demetrius “Deke” Cox, Raytown, Mo.; Marcus Cox, Forrest City, Arkansas; Thaddeus Cox and his wife, Genie, Green Ridge, Mo.; a daughter, Crystal Cox, Green Ridge, Mo.; 7 grandchildren, Cecelia Cox; Codie Aker; Lillie Cox; Ada Tucker; Martin Cox; Nevaeh Cox; Heath Lestage and 2 grandchildren “on the way.” Also surviving are 2 sisters, Lucille Bennett and LaVirta Thomas, both of Eugene, Oregon; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be Monday, January 11, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor, Mo.

COX, Harold Eugene "Hank"
b: Jan 19 1966, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
d: Dec 29 1998, Tunas, Dallas Co, MO
bur:

Harold Eugene "Hank" Cox, 32, Tunas, MO, died Tuesday, Dec. 29, 1998, in his home following a sudden illness. He was born Jan. 19, 1966, in Clinton to Harold K. and Maxine Woods Cox.  Survivors include his parents, Harold and Maxine Cox of Bolivar; five brothers, Kenneth Cox of Pennsylvania, Chris Smith of El Campo, Texas, Connely Brewer of Clinton, Terry Brewer of Appleton City, and Drake Parker of Davenport, Iowa; and four sisters, Karen Stevens of Warsaw, Lila Law of Collins, Norma Fischer of Bryan, Texas, and Shelly Parker of Davenport, Iowa.  Services were Saturday, Jan. 2, at Mount Zion Methodist Church in Mount Zion. According to the family wishes, his body has been donated to medical science.

COX, Harold Kenneth
b: Oct 8 1938
d: Jan 19 2008, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Mt. Zion Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Vansant-Mills Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Feb 11 2008 - Harold Kenneth Cox of Clinton was born October 8, 1938, to John A. Cox and Anna Idella (Ray) Cox. He died January 19, 2008, at Golden Valley Memorial Hospital in Clinton at the age of 69 years. Harold was a veteran, having served in the United States Army. He was a hard worker who loved to stay busy, He had a gift that he could just look at something and he would know how either to build it or fix it. He enjoyed cutting wood; going to country music shows and fishing. His greatest joy was when his family and friends came by to visit or when they called on the phone. Harold was preceded In death by his parents; one brother Noland Cox, and one son Harold "Hank" Eugene Cox. He is survived by one daughter Karen Stevens and husband Mike, Lincoln; one sister Marilyn Cox of Raymore; one brother Ronnie Cox of Clinton; three granddaughters, Angelia Chapin, Melissa Pollard and Jessica Stevens; five great-grandchildren; special nieces and nephews; great-nieces and nephews and a special friend June Cox. Memorial services were held at Vansant-Mills Chapel on Friday, January 25. Inurnment was in Mt. Zion Cemetery, Deepwater.

COX, Ida Mae STARKS
b: Apr 26 1920, Lincoln, Lincoln Co, KS
d: Nov 5 2007, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Grant Cemetery, Creighton, Cass Co, MO
arr: Dickey Funeral Home

Clinton MO - Mrs. Ida Mae Cox of Urich, Missouri was born April 26, 1920 in Lincoln, Kansas the daughter of Benjamin Franklin and Ida Viola (Giersch) Starks. She departed this life, Monday, November 5, 2007 at Westwood Nursing Center, Clinton, Missouri at the age of 87 years, 6 months and 9 days. On August 17, 1946 Mae was united in marriage to Carroll Creighton Cox in Olathe, Kansas. Mae was a homemaker. She was a member of the Creighton Christian Church, Creighton, Missouri; the Fraternal Order of Eagles, Clinton, Missouri. She had lived in Lincoln and Osborne, Kansas and Clinton before moving to Urich, Missouri in 1947. Mae enjoyed her family, grandchildren, crossword puzzles and reading. Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Carroll on August 19, 2002; two brothers, Benny and Gerald Starks. She is survived by three sons, Dorcy Conrad and wife, Diana, Versailles, Missouri; Jim Cox and wife, Sandi, Clinton, Missouri, Ray Cox and wife, Mary Anne, Urich, Missouri; eleven grandchildren, Gina, Jim, Donna, Tobby, Bart, John, Ashley, Tabitha, Tiffany, Stacey and Paul; eighteen great-grandchildren; a sister, Wanda Evelyn Flynn, Walnut Grove, California; other relatives and many friends. Funeral services were held Friday, November 9, 2007 at the Dickey Funeral Home, Garden City, MO with interment in the Grant Cemetery, Creighton, MO.

COX, James Arthur
b: Jul 7 1917
d: Mar 23 2001, Lowry City, St. Clair Co, MO
bur:
Mt. Zion Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Sickman & Dunning Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Mar 26 2001 - James Arthur Cox, 83, died Friday, March 23, 2001, at the Truman Lake Manor, Lowry City. He had been a writer for the Kansas City Star. He is survived by two sons, James A. Cox, Jr. of North Kansas City and David Maxwell Cox of the state of Virginia; three daughters, Peggy Jones of Deepwater, Mary Catherine Phillips of Florida and Patricia Ping of Kansas City; one brother, Dorance Cox of Woodbine, Iowa; 12 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at the Sickman & Dunning Chapel on Tuesday. Burial will be in the Park Grove Cemetery, near Lowry City, in St. Clair County.

COX, James D.
b: Feb 9 1870
d: Mar 28 1888
bur:
Bethlehem Cemetery, Bethlehem Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Apr 28 1888 - Coroner Menees Wednesday morning held an inquest over the dead body of young J. D. Cox near the farm of Judge Groff, on grand River. The remains were found by A. Douglass' water spaniel in some driftwood. While that gentleman was fishing, the dog attracted his attention to the body by his barking and partially pulling it from the water. The body was very much decomposed but the clothing was all one. Young Mr. Cox had two sisters in the county - Mesdames Judge Groff and I. C. Leonard. The widow mother and her family who resided in Bethlehem township at the time of young Cox's disappearance and were then nearly crazed over his mysterious absence, are now living in Kansas. Cox was about 19 and left his mother's home to go fishing about four weeks ago. Searches were made to no affect. The jury at the inquest determined death was from drowning.

COX, Jean Ann GOODMAN
b: Dec 10 1937
d: May 9 1996, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
arr: Sickman & Dunning Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Jean Ann Cox, 59, Kansas City, died Thursday, May 9, 1996, in Clinton. She is survived by her husband, Jack M. Cox of Kansas City; two sons, Jack E. Cox of Clinton and Randy Cox of the home; two daughters, Tammy Holley of Independence, and Tonya Duke of Warsaw; three brothers, Ralph Goodman of Kansas City, Charles Goodman of Warsaw and Burt Goodman of Georgia; two sisters, Velma Stockton of Orrick and Patty Roberts of Kansas; her stepfather, Leon Wyatt of Warsaw; seven grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at Sickman & Dunning Chapel on Tuesday, May 14. Burial will be in the Forest Hill Cemetery in Kansas City following a service in the Forest Hill Chapel.

COX, Jessie Cordelia EMBREE
b: Nov 20 1885, near Fort Smith, AR
d: Jun 27 1971, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery CO-CU, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Jessie Cordelia (Embree) Cox, daughter of Jasper Francis and Sarah Catherine (Brown) Embree was born near Fort Smith, AR, November 20, 1885, and passed away at Wetzel's Hospital June 27, 1971 at 7:35 p.m., after a ten weeks illness, of which two weeks was spent at the Golden Valley Nursing Home, the last week at Wetzel's Hospital. She was united in marriage to William Joab Cox on June 1st, 1907, by Judge J. A. Silvers at the Butler, Missouri Court House. Three daughters blessed this home: Mrs. Glenn (Ruby) Lotspeich (deceased); Mrs. Sam (Thelma) McCalmon and Mrs. Monroe (Ruth) Carter, Clinton, MO. Ruby passed away December 19, 1967, and Monroe on February 16, 1967. Her husband, William J. passed away February 5, 1969, after several years of poor health. Her parents, three sisters and two brothers preceded her in death. One sister died in infancy. She is survived by two daughters, four grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren, her two son-in-laws, Sam McCalmon and Glenn Lotspeich and his wife, Virginia. One great-grandson, Larry Sykes, passed away January 26, 1965. A number of neices and nephews and one sister-in-law, Edna Cox, and her little dog, Tiny, who was her constant companion, also survive. Her mother passed away when she was only two years. She was tenderly cared for by her father who never married again and her older sisters and brothers. She also spent some time with an Aunt Mollie Hemphill, her mother's sister and her mother's brother, Uncle Peter Brown, who with William P. Wright, helped establish the Bethlehem Baptist Church in Bethlehem Township, Henry County, Missouri, on September 6, 1854. They met at the home of Rev James Lee until they built the church two years later and Rev Peter Brown was the first pastor. William P. Wright was Charles Radfords grandfather. She professed her faith in Christ and united with the Christian Church when a young girl, since her father was a pastor of that church for a number of years, but with such a large family, he gave it up and took up farming. She moved her membership to the Methodist Church in Creighton and attended there, while they lived on their farm north of Creighton for several years. In July 1957 they moved to Clinton, MO, when their health failed, buying their home at 405 S. McLane. She and her husband attended Allen Street Baptist Church until his health failed, then when he entered a rest home, she again started to church and was there every Sunday if her health permitted. She was at church the day before she entered the hospital. Her pride and joy were her grandchildren, Mrs. Robert (Janet) Shute; Billy Roy McCalmon; Mrs. Robert (Joyce) Jones; and Mrs. Calvin (Donna) Childers and her great-grandchildren, John Hackworth, Malinda Julia and Kathy Jones, Truitt, Monique, Trent McCalmon and Cassie Childers and the grandchildren spouses that are married.

COX, Joe S.
b: Aug 19 1901
d: Dec 8 1991, Appleton City, St. Clair Co, MO
bur: Antioch Cemetery, Overland Park, Johnson Co, KS
arr:
Consalus Funeral Homes
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Joe S. Cox, 90, Appleton City, died Sunday, December 8, 1991 at the Colonial Manor Nursing Home. He is survived by a son, Wilbur Cox of Stockton; a daughter, Gladys Harper of Lowry City. Graveside services will be Wednesday at the Antioch Cemetery in Overland Park.

COX, Ray Louis
b: Oct 24 1935, Kansas City, Wyandotte Co, KS
d: Jun 5 2007, Lowry City, St. Clair Co, MO
bur: Cremation
arr:
Vansant-Mills Funeral Home
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jul 10 2007 - Ray Louis Cox, 71, Lowry City, was born October 24, 1935, in Kansas City, Kansas, to Ray M. and Ruth Louise Cox. Ray died June 5, 2007, at his home. He worked as a forklift operator for International Paper. Ray is survived by his wife Carolyn Kay Steen Cox of the home; seven sons, Danny Ray Cox, Kalamazoo, Michigan, Terry Wayne Cox, Steven Allen Cox, Ronny Dean Cox, Rocky Carl Santahuff, Jeffrey Paul Webb, all of Kansas City, Curtis Ray Santahuff, Lowry City; one daughter Scarlett Renee Barbosa, Kansas City; two brothers, James C. Cox, Kansas City, Kansas, and Jack Cox, Warsaw; 20 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Ray's wishes were to be cremated with no services.

COX, Robert William
b: Jan 23 1928, Rich Hill, Bates Co, MO
d: Feb 25 2000, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery CO-CU, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
arr: Vansant-Mills Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Friday, Mar 10 2000 - Robert William Cox, son of Leonard Albert and Katherine Helen Thornton Cox, was born January 23, 1928, in Rich Hill, and died Friday, February 25, 2000, at his home in Clinton. Bill moved to Clinton in 1958, working for Kansas City Power & Light, Montrose Station. He retired in 1986 after 35 years of service. He was the plant supervisor at the time of his retirement. He became a member of the Rich Hill Masonic Lodge and later transferred to the Clinton Masonic Lodge where he was a past master. He also belonged to the York Rite and the Ararat Shrine Temple, Kansas City. He was a member of the Clinton Christian Church and the Clinton Eagles Club and the Galmey VFW. He was a past Scoutmaster for Scout Troop 435. He is survived by his wife, Marjorie, of the home; one son, Robert L. Cox and wife, Norie, of Clinton; one daughter, Brenda Markham and son, Ron, Lee's Summit; one sister, Maxine West of Rich Hill, and four grandchildren, Matthew Cox, Jennifer Cox, Steve Markham and Jason Markham. Funeral services were held at the Vansant-Mills Chapel on Tuesday, February 29. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

COX, Ruby Jewell HOLLAND
b: Jan 13 1907, Finey, Henry Co, MO
d: Jan 13 1993, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Consalus Funeral Homes

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Ruby Jewell Cox was born on January 13, 1907, to William Yaney Holland and Ada Pauline (Young) Holland in Finey. She attended Finey School most of the eight years of her education. She and her family lived in Billings, Montana, for a short time, then returned to Finey. She married Samuel Wesley Cox on November 8, 1937, and raised two sons, William Wesley (Bill) and Samuel Dean, while farming their land in the Brownington area. Wes passed away Dec 18, 1981, and Jewell moved to Clinton. She lived at Clinton Manor Apartments where she made many friends and enjoyed social gatherings for seven years before moving to Westwood Nursing Center. She was a member and pianist at Clear Creek Missionary Baptist Church in Lincoln area. She accepted Christ as her savior and was baptized in February of 1956. She was preceded in death by four brothers, Herbert, Hubert, Cecil and Ed. She is survived by one brother, Keith Holland, and wife, Elizabeth. She leaves two sons, Bill, and wife, Peggy, Dean and wife, Cookie; five grandchildren, Marty and wife, Kim, Steve and wife, Susan, Mike, Debbie and Brian; two great-granddaughters, Tiffany and Nichole, daughters of Marty and Kim, along with other relatives and friends. For many years, her pastime was using her hands making things for her family and friends. She enjoyed many outings with her family and was especially happy spending time with her grandchildren and great-granddaughters. She passed away at Golden Valley Hospital at 3:15 a.m. January 13, 1993, on her 86th birthday. Funeral services were Friday, January 15, 1993, at the Consalus Chapel. Burial was in Clinton Memory Gardens.

COX, Ruby Rose WOOD
b: Oct 5 1925, California, Moniteau Co, MO
d: Dec 25 2012, Lincoln, Benton Co, MO
bur:
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Vansant-Mills Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 31 2012 - Ruby R. Cox, 87, Clinton, died Tuesday, December 25, 2012, at Lincoln Community Nursing Home, Lincoln. Ruby was born October 5, 1925, in California, Missouri, the daughter of Ralph Edward and Laura Rose (Osterly) Wood. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Clinton. She was preceded in death by her parents, Ralph Edward and Laura Rose (Osterly) Wood, and her husband, Dwight Cox. Among survivors are her children, David Dwight Cox of Prairie Village, Kansas, Donna Shumaker of Clinton, Joyce Johnston of Leeton and Martha Lawson of Calhoun; seven grandchildren, Matthew Lawson, Mitch Lawson, Melinda Barela, Melissa Meyer, Amy Johnston, Paul Johnston and Julie Cox; five great-grandchildren, and one sister, Omega Jane Barry of California, Missouri. Funeral services were held Saturday, December 29, at the First Baptist Church, Clinton. Burial was in Clinton Memory Gardens, Clinton.

COX, Ruth M. YEATES
b: Jul 26 1917, Urich, Henry Co, MO
d: Oct 16 1992, Independence, Jackson Co, MO
bur: Garden City Cemetery, Garden City, Cass Co, MO

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Ruth M. Cox, 75, died Friday, Oct. 16, 1992 in Carmel Hills Living Center, Independence, where she lived. Services were Monday, October 19 at Fairmount Christian Church; graveside services were Monday at Garden City Cemetery. Mrs. Cox was born in Urich and lived in Independence most of her life. She worked in the food service department at Macy's Downtown store for 20 years, retiring in 1982. She was a member of the church and its YMP class Her husband, Len Cox, died in 1967. Survivors include two brothers, Kenneth Yeates, Kansas City, KS and Claude Yeates, Coffeyville, KS; four sisters, Lottie Grossart, Lawrence, KS, Luella Coke, Corning, CA, Helen Kimberlin, Gridley, KS, and Dorothea Reynolds, Kansas City.

COX, Samuel Dean
b: Apr 9 1942, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
d: Sep 1 2004, Warrenton, Warren Co, MO
bur:
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Consalus Funeral Homes

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Sep 3 2004 - Samuel Dean Cox, Warrenton, died at his home after a long illness Wednesday, September 1, 2004, at the age of 63 years, four months and 23 days. He was born to Wesley and Jewel (nee Holland) Cox April 9, 1941 in Clinton. He married to Sharon "Cookie" Bradley November 18, 1961 in Clinton. He worked as a splicer for Century Tel Company for over 17 years. He and his wife owned and operated the Cox Plumbing Company in Clinton for many years. He was a member of the Fellowship Baptist Church in Warrenton, the Masonic Lodge #548 of Clinton, as a 32nd Degree Mason, member of the Scottish Rite and Ararat Shrines in Kansas City. Survivors include his wife Sharon "Cookie" Cox of Warrenton; two sons, Marty Cox of Warrenton and Mike Cox and his wife Valerie, Loveland, Colorado; four granddaughters, Tiffany, Nichole, Haley and Sara; one brother Bill Cox and his wife Peggy, Clinton; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; one daughter Mary, and one grandson Casey. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, September 7, at the Consalus funeral Home in Clinton. Interment will be in Clinton Memory Gardens.

COX, William Wesley
b: Oct 3 1938, Brownington, Henry Co, MO
d: Dec 30 2013, Kansas City, Wyandotte Co, KS
bur:
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Vansant-Mills Funeral Home

William W. Cox, age 75 years, passed away Monday, December 30, 2013 at the University of Kansas Hospital, Kansas City, Kansas. Funeral services will be Thursday, January 2, 2014 at the Vansant-Mills Chapel, Clinton. Interment will follow in Clinton Memory Gardens, Clinton, Missouri. William was born October 3, 1938 in Brownington, Missouri the son of Samuel and Ruby (Holland) Cox. He served in the U.S. Air Force from 1957-1961. He was a truck driver for Peabody Coal and Lowell Oil Company, and later Champion Brands products, retiring in 2003. William was a member of the Clear Creek Missionary Baptist Church. He loved fishing, gardening and spending time with his grandkids. He also enjoyed volunteering at the Senior Center. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Dean Cox; 2 brother-in-laws, Joe and James Jones; and a sister-in-law, Cinda Jones. Survivors include his wife, Peggy of the home; 2 sons, Steve (Susan) Cox of Columbia, Missouri and Brian (Alice) Cox of Bates City, Missouri; daughter, Debbie (Mike) Lesmeister of Sedalia, Missouri; 13 grandchildren, Danielle, Andrew, Jonathan, Erin, Emily, Brett, Lyndsay, Madison, Tegan, Kamieco, Jessica, Nathan and Alex, as well as many nieces and nephews.

COYNER, Willie A. FAIRMAN
b: 1869, Henry Co, MO
d: Jun 2 1894, near Coal, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Springfield Twp, Henry Co, MO
Mrs. Willie A. Coyner died at the home of her father-in-law near Coal, Monday, June 2, at 9 p.m., after several months' illness of that dread destroyer, consumption. She was born and raised in the county, married Lewis W. Coyner March 1, 1888 and the grief stricken husband is now left with three little children, the oldest only five years. Mrs. Coyner joined the Tebo Baptist church and was baptized by Rev. Thomas Briggs about two years before her marriage. She was ready when the call came. She had most wonderful religious experiences during her illness. She was so young to be called from earth, only 25, and desired to live for her husband and children, but was reconciled. She was laid away in Mt. Olivet beside her father and three sisters. Within the last ten months, her mother, Mrs. A. E. Fairman, has been bereaved of three grown daughters, by the same fatal malady.

COZAD, A. Rex
b: Jul 2 1917
d: Feb 1 2005, Hutchinson, Reno Co, KS

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Feb 2 2005 - A. Rex Cozad, 87, Hutchinson, Kansas, died Tuesday, February 1, 2005. He was a farmer and stockman and retired administrator of the Kansas Wheat Commission in Hutchinson. Funeral services will be Friday, February 4, at Norcatur, Kansas, United Methodist Church. He is survived by his wife Merle N. Cozad, Hutchinson, Kansas; son David Cozad, Norton, Kansas, and daughter, Mary Vanderburg and husband Bill, Clinton.

COZORT, William Thomas
b: n/a
d: Sep 8 2002, Warsaw, Benton Co, MO
bur: Ponca City Cemetery, Ponca City, Kay Co, OK
arr:
Reser Funeral Home
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Sep 10 2002 - William Thomas Cozort, a retired admissions counselor at SUNY Cortland, died Sunday, September 8, 2002, at his home in Warsaw. He was a native of Woodstock, Illinois. During the Korean War he served in the 356th Combat engineering group. He earned a Bachelor's degree in political science from Park College in Parkville and earned a Master's degree in political science and public administration from the University of Kansas. He was preceded in death by his wife of 43 years, Janice Cozort, and is survived by three children, Christopher and wife Pearl, of Courtland, New York, Andrew and wife Colette, Rudyard, Michigan, and Lynn of Tucson, Arizona; four grandchildren. Burial will be in Ponca City, Oklahoma with a memorial service Friday, September 13, at the Reser Funeral Home, 105 West Main Street, Warsaw.

CRABB, Susan
b: 1814
d: 1891

Clinton MO, Jul 25 1891 - Died, in Davis township, Mrs. Susan Crabb, with a complication of diseases Tuesday, the 21st, at 8:30 p.m. She was born in Zanesville, Ohio, January 1814 and removed to Missouri about 21 years ago, coming from Illinois. Her first husband died in 1856 and she married James K. Crabb, who survives her, on January 3, 1862. By the first husband, nine children were born, six of whom are living: Samuel A., living on a farm two miles northeast of Ladue; George N., living on a farm near Sprague, in Bates county; Joel T., living in Cedar county near Listendale, on a farm; William H., located at Nevada and employed with the bridge gang on the Pacific; Mrs. Elizabeth A. Keown, on a farm in Sumner county, Kansas; Mrs. Mary Olive, in Madison county, Illinois, on a farm. No children by last husband. Remains taken to Illinois Wednesday for burial by the side of her first husband. James K. Crabb, Samuel A. and George N. Vansant accompanied the remains to their last resting place.

CRABTREE, Clarence Leland Derice
b: Oct 18 1909, El Dorado Springs, Cedar Co, MO
d: Feb 23 1998, Independence, Jackson Co, MO
bur:
Mineral Creek Cemetery, Leeton, Johnson Co, MO
arr: Ben Cast & Son-Wood Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Mar 9 1998 - Clarence Leland Derive Crabtree, 88, Independence, died Monday, February 23, 1998, at Columbia Independence Regional Hospital in Independence. He was born October 18, 1909, in El Dorado Springs and lived in Leeton and Chilhowee most of his life. He moved to Independence in 1996. On September 17, 1938, he married Doris Irene Dennison In Warrensburg. She preceded him in death February 18, 1994. Mr. Crabtree was a farmer and a member of the Holden congregation of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. He is survived by two sons, Delbert Crabtree, Warrensburg, and Raymond Crabtree, Parkville; two daughters. Patricia Baughman, Independence, and Rosalie Cunningham, Chilhowee; 12 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by four brothers, four sisters and two infant granddaughters. Funeral services were Wednesday, February 25, at the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Holden. Burial was in Mineral Creek Cemetery, Leeton.

CRABTREE, Cleo V. "Charlie"
b: Mar 4 1910
d: Feb 21 1999, Lenexa, Johnson Co, KS
bur: Chapel Hill Memorial Cemetery, Kansas City, Wyandotte Co, KS
arr:
Porter Funeral Home
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - C. V. (Charlie) Crabtree, 88, Lenexa, Kansas, formerly of Iconium, died Sunday, February 21, 1999, at Lakeview Village, Lenexa, after a long illness. Funeral services will be Wednesday, February 24 at the Grandview Baptist Church, Kansas City, Kansas. Burial will be in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens. Mr. Crabtree was born in Iconium and had lived most of his life in Kansas City, Kansas, before retiring to Bella Vista, Arkansas in 1976 and returning to Kansas City in 1995. He had been a supervisor of underground services for Kansas City Power and Light for 30 years, retiring in 1975. He was a former member of the Grandview Baptist Church and a member of the Bella Vista United Methodist Church, the Kaw Masonic Lodge and the York Rite Bodies of Kansas City, Kansas. He was an Army veteran of World War II. Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Lois H. Crabtree of the home; two sons and their wives, Edward (Mike) and Markie Crabtree and Dan Crabtree and Maureen Mahoney, all of Kansas City, Kansas; a sister, Maxine Smart, and a brother, Woodrow Crabtree, both of Iconium, and two grandsons, Jeremy and his wife Heidi Crabtree, Austin, Texas, and Jonathan Crabtree, Kansas City, Kansas.

CRABTREE, Doris Irene DENNISON
b: Feb 14 1902, Leeton, Johnson Co, MO
d: Feb 18 1994, Warrensburg, Johnson Co, MO
bur:
Mineral Creek Cemetery, Leeton, Johnson Co, MO
arr: Ben Cast & Son-Wood Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Doris Irene Crabtree, 92, Chilhowee, passed away Friday. February 18, 1994 at Western Missouri Medical Center in Warrensburg. She was born February 14, 1902 in Leeton, the daughter of Winfield Scott and Mattie Belle (Denton) Dennison. She had lived in Henrietta and Leeton before moving to Chilhowee 50 years ago. She was a graduate of Leeton High School. On September 17, 1938 she married Clarence Leland Derice Crabtree In Warrensburg. Mrs. Crabtree was a member of the Holden Congregation of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints where she was a past women's group leader and church school director. She leaves her husband, Clarence Crabtree of the home; two sons. Delbert Crabtree, Warrensburg and Raymond Crabtree, Parkville; two daughters, Patricia Baughman, Independence and Rosalee Cunningham, Chilhowee; 12 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. Two granddaughters and two sisters preceded her in death. Funeral services were Tuesday, February 22, 1994 at Holden R.L.D.S. Church. Burial was in the Mineral Creek Cemetery, Leeton, under direction of Ben Cast & Son-Wood Funeral Home, Holden.

CRABTREE, Florence E. EPPERSON
b: Jan 29 1925, Corder, Lafayette Co, MO
d: May 14 1996, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Consalus Funeral Homes

Florence E. Epperson Crabtree was born January 29, 1925, in Corder, the daughter of Hugh and Hattie Miller Epperson. She died Tuesday, May 14, 1996, at the Golden Valley Memorial Hospital In Clinton at the age of 71. On April 10, 1942, Florence was united In marriage to Joyce P. Crabtree. Mrs. Crabtree lived almost all of her life in Clinton. She worked for 25 years as a sales clerk for the Ben Franklin store in downtown Clinton. She was a member of the Clinton Baptist Temple. She is survived by her husband, Joyce, of the home; one daughter, Elizabeth "Beth" Eaton, Warsaw; three brothers. Harold Epperson, Corpus Christi. Texas, Walter Epperson, Wichita, Kansas, and Hugh Epperson, Kansas City; two sisters, Madora Stenger, Gladstone, and Ella Williams, Independence; two grandchildren, Brandon Goans, Sedalia, and Whitney Eaton, Warsaw, and a number of nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Friday. May 17, at the Consalus Chapel, Clinton. Burial was in the Clinton Memory Gardens Cemetery.

CRABTREE, John Lester Bailey
b: Sep 9 1955
d: Feb 20 2006, Rison, Cleveland Co, AR
bur: Rison Cemetery, Rison, AR

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Feb 24 2006 - Word has been received of the unexpected death of John Lester Bailey-Crabtree, who died at his home in Rison, Arkansas, on February 20, 2006. He had many relatives and friends in the area and spent some of his childhood in Deepwater. Among survivors are his wife Stella Crabtree of the home; his sons, John Jr. and Stephen Crabtree, Lexington; his mother Joan Bledsoe, Lexington; sisters, Cindy Bock and Tammy Dugan both of Lexington; sister Donna Cavin, Clinton; sister Carol Long of Shell Knob; twin brother James Crabtree and brother Kevin Bledsoe, both of Cameron, Charles Bailey of Tampa Florida; brothers Michael and Kenneth Robinette of Belton. He was preceded in death by his father William Bailey, and his brother Richard Bailey. Graveside services will be Friday, February 24, at the Rison Cemetery, Rison, Arkansas.

CRABTREE, Joyce Phillip
b: Dec 6 1920, Iconium, St. Clair Co, MO
d: Aug 5 2009, Warsaw, Benton Co, MO
bur:
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Consalus Funeral Homes

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Aug 11 2009 - Joyce Phillip Crabtree, 88, Clinton, died peacefully Wednesday, August 5, 2009, at the Warsaw Health and Rehabilitation Center, Warsaw. Joyce was born in Iconium on December 6, 1920, the son of John D. and Eula (Scott) Crabtree. He had a long and happy marriage to Florence (Epperson), who he wed on April 10, 1942. They made their home in Clinton, where he lived until 1996. Joyce served honorably during World War II in the 398th Engineer Regiment of the Army where he proudly served in the North African Theater. He was awarded the European African Middle Eastern Service Medal, as well as The Good Conduct Medal from his regiment. He also fought in Southern France and Rhineland, Germany. Joyce was a lifetime member of the VFW. He worked for what is now Empire Gas Company as a gas and water foreman for 40 years before his retirement in 1980. He was a member of the IBEW. He was an avid fisherman and a consummate gardener whose vegetable garden was to be envied. He enjoyed bowling and was a wonderful and loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, brother-in-law and uncle who always looked forward to family gatherings. His kindness and great sense of humor made every family event even more special. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Clinton. He is survived by his daughter, Beth Spry of Clinton; his brother Bill Crabtree and his wife, Deanna, Iconium; his sister, Sue Shepard, Harper; one grandson, Brandon Goans of Clinton; one granddaughter, Whitney Eaton of New York, New York; two great-granddaughters, Madalynn Gartner of Sedalia and Hannah Goans of Clinton; one great-grandson, Coltin Waibel, Sedalia; his niece, Linda Brown (and husband, Charles), who he was especially close to from Lee's Summit and many more beloved nieces and nephews. His parents; his wife, Florence; one sister, Wilma Crabtree, and his brother, Forrest Crabtree, preceded him in death. Visitation was held Friday, August 7, at Consalus Funeral Home, graveside service following in Clinton Memory Gardens Cemetery, Clinton.

CRABTREE, Kathleen B. "Kay" BORING
b: Sep 17 1922, Warsaw, Benton Co, MO
d: Dec 17 1995, Windsor, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Laurel Oak Cemetery CR-DY, Windsor, Windsor Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Hadley Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Kay Crabtree, 73, Windsor, died Sunday, December 17, 1995, at her home in Windsor. She was born September 17, 1922, in Warsaw, the daughter of James Russell Boring and Nellie Emily Weaver Boring. On August 24, 1951, in Harrison, Arkansas, she married Ernest Junior Crabtree, who preceded her in death December 3, 1981. Mrs. Crabtree was a bookkeeper for the Ferguson Chevrolet in Windsor for over 30 years. She was a member of the Windsor United Methodist Church, the Rebekah Lodge #528, Windsor, the Windsor VFW Auxiliary, the Windsor American Legion Auxiliary and the Windsor Chapter No. 102 O.E.S. Survivors include a son, Jim Crabtree, Lake Jackson, Texas; three daughters, Jane Corder, Overland Park, Kansas, Nancy Kehl, Windsor, and Cathy Mitterer, Bellevue, Nebraska; a sister, Eloise Meador, Garden Grove, California; 11 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and one niece. Funeral services will be Thursday, December 21, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial will be in Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

CRABTREE, Nathan Thomas
b: Oct 28 1993, Liberty, Clay Co, MO
d: Jul 28 2006, Warrensburg, Johnson Co, MO
bur:
Sunset Hill Cemetery, Warrensburg, Johnson Co, MO
arr: Sweeney-Phillips & Holdren

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Aug 3 2006 - Nathan Thomas Crabtree, 12, Warrensburg, died Friday, July 28, 2006, at his home. He was born October 28, 1993, in Liberty, the son of Lee A. Crabtree and Tammie L (Davis) Crabtree. Nathan was a member of the First Christian Church of Warrensburg and a member of the CHI-RHO youth group at the church. Nathan completed the sixth grade at Warrensburg Middle School and was a member of the band. Nathan liked to build things with his hands, loved to be outside, go fishing with his Granddad and boating at Truman Lake. Survivors are his parents; one sister Marissa Leigh Crabtree, all of the home; maternal grandparents Thomas L. and Bonnie M. Davis of Bates City; maternal great-grandparents Zala Davis, Independence, Donald and Neva Barker of Stockton; paternal grandparents Bob and Carolyn Crabtree of Odessa. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandmother Sarah Lee Crabtree, on May 11, 2000. Funeral services were held Thursday, August 3, at the First Christian Church of Warrensburg. Interment followed at the Sunset Hill Cemetery in Warrensburg.

CRABTREE, Phillip Lynn
b: Mar 20 1953, Ft. Carson, CO
d: Mar 25 2005, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
bur: Memorial Park Cemetery, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Mar 28 2005 - Phillip Lynn Crabtree, 52, Kansas City, died Friday, March 25, 2005. Graveside services will be Tuesday, March 29, in Memorial Park Cemetery, Kansas City. He was born March 20, 1953, in Ft. Carson, Colorado. He was a Vietnam veteran of the United States Air Force. He is survived by his lifelong love, Deborah Crabtree, Overland Park, Kansas; three sons, Randall Crabtree of Prairie Village, Kansas, Daniel Crabtree and Andrew Crabtree, both of Overland Park, Kansas; his sister Nancy Crabtree, Topeka, Kansas; his father and stepmother, Phillip Reed and Pat Crabtree of Kansas City, and his mother Bernice Brown, Clinton.

CRABTREE, Ruth Lavonne HOOD
b: Feb 28 1906, near Brownington, Henry Co, MO
d: Aug 28 1987, Osceola, St. Clair Co, MO
bur:
Resthaven Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Osceola Twp, St. Clair Co, MO
arr: Sheldon-Goodrich Funeral Home

Osceola MO- Ruth Lavonne Crabtree was born February 28, 1906 near Brownington, Missouri to George and Myrtle Guynn Hood. She passed away Friday, August 28, 1987 at the Sac-Osage Hospital in Osceola, Missouri, at 81 years and 6 months of age. Her early life was spent in the Brownington area. Much of her later life was spent in the St. Clair County area near Iconium. Ruth was preceded in death by her husband, John D. Crabtree on April 2, 1987, a grandson, Billy Crabtree, two brothers, Charley and Clyde Hood, and two sisters, Edith Podpechan and Flossie Park. She is survived by one son, Bill Crabtree and one daughter, Mrs. Sue Shepherd, both of Osceola; two stepsons, Forrest Crabtree of Nashville, Tennessee and Joyce Crabtree of Clinton; three sisters, Mrs. Evelyn Bruce of Kansas City, Kansas, Mrs. Estermae Herran of St. Joseph, and Mrs. Norma Larson of Jacksonville, Oregon; two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Sunday, August 30, at the Sheldon-Goodrich chapel in Osceola. Burial was in Resthaven Memorial Gardens.

CRABTREE, Selma Opal GREEN
b: Apr 25 1912, Iconium, St. Clair Co, MO
d: Jun 4 1996, Blue Springs, Jackson Co, MO
bur:
Iconium Cemetery, Iconium, St. Clair Co, MO
arr: Sheldon-Goodrich Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Selma Opal Crabtree was born April 25, 1912, in Iconium to Harrison Stone and Inez Gover Green. She died June 4, 1996, at her home in Blue Springs. On April 28, 1928, Selma was united in marriage to Pierson E. Crabtree. She was a homemaker and had lived in Blue Springs since 1968. She was preceded in death by her husband, Pierson on December 7, 1982. Selma was also preceded in death by a son, Pierson Crabtree, Jr.; her parents; four brothers, Edmond Green, Peyton Green, J. W. Green and Brian Green; one sister, Neola Copenhaver. She is survived by one son, Harold Crabtree of Osawatomie, Ks.; one daughter, Sandra L. Crabtree of Blue Springs; one brother, Tom Green; three sisters, Gladys Hammonds, Virginia Meadows, Elmira Agnew; five grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; other relatives and many friends. Funeral services were Saturday, June 8. Burial was in Iconium Cemetery.

CRABTREE, Woodrow F.
b: Aug 22 1917
d: Feb 25 2002, Osceola, St. Clair Co, MO
bur:
Iconium Cemetery, Iconium, St. Clair Co, MO
arr: Sheldon-Goodrich Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Feb 27 2002 - Woodrow F. Crabtree, 84, Osceola, died Monday, February 25, 2002, at the Sac Osage Hospital in Osceola. He was a farmer. Funeral services will be Thursday, February 28, at Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel, Osceola, with burial in Iconium Cemetery.

CRAFT, Roy Edwin
b: Jan 14 1964, Missoula, MT
d: Jul 12 2011, Texarkana, AR
bur: Cremation
arr:
Vansant-Mills Funeral Home
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Aug 12 2011 - Roy Edwin Craft was born January 14, 1964 in Missoula, Montana. He passed away on July 12, 2011 in Texarkana, Arkansas at the age of 47 years. Roy was a boiler welder for Local Union 83 out of Kansas City, Missouri. He loved to go hunting and fishing with his fiance, Karen Hinkle and her two sons, J.D. Hinkle and Preston Hinkle. He also loved riding his Harley Davidson. He was baptized at an early age. He is survived by his fiance Karen Hinkle and her two sons J.D. and Preston; one grandson, David Lee Hunt "Hinkle"; several nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held at Vansant-Mills Chapel, Clinton, on Tuesday, July 19, 2011. Cremation followed the service.

CRAIG, Daisy Lois GREEN
b: Jun 28 1936, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
d: Jun 27 2000, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
bur:
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Consalus Funeral Homes

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jul 12 2000 - Daisy Lois Craig was born June 28, 1936, in Clinton, daughter of Clarence and Cleta Trenary Green. She died June 27, 2000, at Vencor Hospital in Kansas City at the age of 63 years, 11 months, 29 days. She married Robert Craig in 1960. He survives of the home. She was a lifelong resident of Clinton. She was a waitress for many years at the Deluxe Cafe. She was a member of the Church of Christ, Clinton. Preceding her in death are her parents; a daughter, Cathy Craig; two brothers, Bob Green and Joe Green; two sisters, Margaret Briggs and Bonnie Alice Green, who died in infancy. Survivors, other than her husband, are one brother, Bennie Green, Clinton; a brother-in-law, Danny Craig of the home; several nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles. Funeral services were held July 1 at Consalus Chapel, Clinton. Burial was in the Calhoun Cemetery.

CRAIG, Dorothy Claudine GROTE
b: Feb 17 1913, Oak Grove, Jackson Co, MO
d: Feb 13 2009, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery CO-CU, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
arr: Vansant-Mills Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Mar 9 2009 - Dorothy Claudine Craig was born Feb. 17, 1913, in Oak Grove, the daughter of William E. and Maud (Stigall) Grote. She died Feb. 13, 2009, at Golden Valley Memorial Hospital, Clinton, at the age of 95 years. Dorothy came from a large family of 10. She was raised on a farm near Odessa. She married Clarence Arthur Craig on Feb. 26, 1935. To this union was born sons, Leroy Allen and George William Craig. She was a member of the Rebecca Lodge. She enjoyed her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren and a host of friends. She volunteered at the senior center in Windsor for 16 years. She collected funds for different charities. She enjoyed going to Vegas and also California. She was a member of the Methodist Church in Dallas, Texas. Dorothy was a very well loved person and returned that love openly. She will be sadly missed by many. She will be waiting on all of us in Heaven. Funeral services were held at Vansant-Mills Chapel on Tuesday, Feb. 17. Interment was in Englewood Cemetery.

CRAIG, Franklin Coolidge
b: Sep 6 1924, Sedalia, Pettis Co, MO
d: Apr 23 2012, Tightwad, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Forest Hill Cemetery, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 25 2012 - Franklin Coolidge Craig, 87, Tightwad, died Monday, April 23, 2012, at his home. He was born September 6, 1924, in Sedalia, a son of Robert Wesley and Louella Jackson Craig. On August 23, 1946, in Sedalia, he married Lula Mae Durrill, who survives of the home. Mr. Craig was a welder for Airmark and had worked for National Engineering and Manufacturing Company. He was a Baptist and loved the Lord. He was an Army Air Corps veteran of World War II, serving in Burma and India. He was a member of the American Legion. In addition to his wife, survivors include a son, Frank M. Craig of Independence; two grandchildren, Terry S. Craig and Byron Pike (Leah); a great-grandson Cairn; a brother-in-law Kenneth Durrill, Sedalia, and five sisters-in-law, Anna Craig, Sedalia, Velma Craig, Pilot Grove, Ada Louise Biggs (Fred), Sedalia, Nadine Bell Durrill, Sedalia, and Mildred Nadine Durrill, Edgerton. He was preceded in death by his parents and thirteen siblings. Funeral services will be Friday, April 27, at Heckart Funeral Home. Burial in Forest Hill Cemetery, Kansas City.

CRAIG, Gary O. "Corky"
b: Jun 17 1944, Decatur, IL
d: May 8 2006, Sullivan, IL
bur: Marrowbone Township Cemetery, Bethany, Moultrie Co, IL

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, May 24 2006 - Gary O. (Corky) Craig, 61, Sullivan, Illinois (formerly of Clinton), died May 8, 2006, at his home. Funeral services were held May 11 at McMullin-Young Funeral Home in Sullivan, Illinois, with burial in Marrowbone Township Cemetery, Bethany, Illinois. Gary (Corky) was born June 17, 1944, in Decatur, Illinois, to Russell Owen and Ruth A. (Clark) Craig. He married Victoria Button June 14, 1997. He was a member of the First Christian Church of Bethany and the IBEW. Gary was a retired union electrician for IBEW. Gary moved to Clinton in 1995 to enjoy a couple of years of hunting and fishing with his brother Phillip Craig of Clinton. He was employed at the Schreiber Clearfield Plant. Gary (Corky) is survived by his mother Ruth Craig of Sullivan, Illinois; wife Victoria of Sullivan, Illinois; daughter Laura Saathoff and husband Byron, Arthur, Illinois; son John Craig and wife Annette of Bethany, Illinois; stepdaughters, Kelly Davis and husband Gary, Lovington, Illinois, Samantha Isaacs and husband Lyle, Sullivan, Illinois; brothers Phil Craig of Clinton, and David Craig of Cardiff, California; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Gary was preceded in death by his father and one brother, Dennis.

CRAIG, Geneva WISE
b: Aug 31 1922, near Urich, Henry Co, MO
d: Jul 5 2003, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Vansant-Mills Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jul 15 2003 - Geneva Wise Craig began her journey in life August 31, 1922, near Urich, and finished her earthly journey at Golden Valley Hospital in Clinton July 5, 2003. Although her journey ended unexpectedly, Geneva had lived her life in such a way she was prepared to answer the Master's call. Geneva was the third child of John and Elsia Hill Wise. When Geneva was nine-years-old the family moved to Blairstown where they ran a hotel and Geneva graduated from high school there. She moved to Clinton and worked at the Booth Hatchery and she was quite proud of working at the hatchery. She also worked at the Ben Franklin Store. Geneva later moved to Kansas City and worked for the Internal Revenue Service for about two years and for the Social Security Administration for nearly 20 years. While working there her life took a different turn. She met Harold P. Craig, Jr. They fell in love and were married. Later a son was born and they named him Harold P. Craig III. The happy parents were so very proud of their son. The little family moved from Kansas City to Baltimore, Maryland, then on to San Francisco as Geneva's husband followed his career with the Social Security Administration. Geneva went to work as an office administrator for a dentist and worked there 12 years. Sadly, Geneva's husband died December 24, 1981, and when her son graduated from the University of California, Geneva decided to retire and move to Clinton in 1985 to be close to family. Geneva was warm, loving person and she was a friend to many. She loved to laugh, which she did often. She really loved life and had a great sense of humor. Geneva became a grandmother to Harold P. Craig IV and her cup of happiness ran over. She joined the happy grandmas club with pictures and stories of her beloved little grandson. She looked forward to seeing him and enjoyed talking to him by telephone. She in fact was planning a trip to visit her family this month. Geneva didn't really retire - she became a volunteer. She was on the noninating committee of the Henry County Museum. She was very interested in genealogy and at the time of her death was searching records for a history of her ancestors. She volunteered at the Samaritan Center and the senior center. She also gave her time and services to driving people to their appointments who were unable to drive themselves. She followed her Christian beliefs by visiting the sick and infirm at the hospital and nursing homes regularly. Geneva was a loving daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother, mother-in-law and friend. She was a long-time member of the Clinton United Methodist Church, a member of the F&F Group of the church and the National Association of Retired Federal Employees. Preceding her in death were her parents, John and Elsia Wise; brother, Daniel William; sister, Mary E. Reed, and beloved brother-in-law, David Reed. She leaves to mourn her passing, her son Harold P. Craig III, his wife Kathleen and grandson, Harold P. Craig IV. A host of friends and relatives will sadly miss her. She was a lady in every sense of the word. She was surely greeted on the other side with "Well done, thou good and faithful servant." Services for Geneva were held Thursday, July 10, at the United Methodist Church. Burial was in Clinton Memory Gardens beside her husband, Harold P. Craig, Jr.

CRAIG, LeRoy "Lee"
b: Dec 13 1938, Oak Grove, Jackson Co, MO
d: Feb 12 2005, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery CO-CU, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
arr: Hadley Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Feb 15 2005 - Lee Craig, 66, Windsor, died Saturday night, February 12, 2005, at Golden Valley Hospital in Clinton. He was born December 13, 1938, in Oak Grove, the son of Clarence Arthur Craig and Dorothy Claudeen (Grote) Craig. He mowed yards in Windsor for over 30 years. He was a former member of First Baptist Church, Clinton, and First Baptist Church, Oak Grove. Survivors include his mother, Dorothy C. Craig, Windsor; a brother, George W. "Bill" Craig and his wife Marilyn, also of Windsor, two nephews, William and John Craig; a great-niece, Danielle Craig, and a great-nephew, Hunter Cardwell. Funeral services will be Wednesday, February 16, at Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial will be in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

CRAIG, Lillian "Tiny" HOGAN
b: Apr 5 1912, Adams Co, IL
d: Jan 16 2003, Windsor, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Laurel Oak Cemetery CR-DY, Windsor, Windsor Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 17 2003 - Lillian "Tiny" Craig, 90, rural Windsor, died early Thursday morning, January 16, 2003, at the Windsor Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center. She was born April 5, 1912, in Adams County, Illinois, the adopted daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Hogan. She was married to Jack Craig, who preceded her in death. She worked at the windsor International Shoe Factory and at the nursing home in Warsaw as a nurse's aid. She was a member of the Catholic faith. She is survived by a friend, Eldon Harbit, Windsor. She was also preceded in death by a twin brother, Edward James Hogan. Graveside services will be Saturday, January 18, at the Laurel Oak Cemetery in Windsor.

CRAIG, M. Carolyn PRUESSNER
b: Apr 9 1944, Leesville, Henry Co, MO
d: Oct 8 2004, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
bur:
Parks Chapel Cemetery, Leesville Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Vansant-Mills Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Nov 1 2004 - Carolyn Craig, daughter of Paul and Dorothy (Plumlee) Pruessner, was born April 9, 1944, in Leesville, and died at her home in Kansas City on October 8, 2004, at the age of 60 years. Carolyn was a professional secretary for the International Association of Administrative Professionals for the past eight years. She is survived by her three sons, Mark Craig and wife Denise, and Troy Craig and wife Heather, all of Clinton, and Matthew Craig and wife Belinda of Richmond; one sister Beverly Kemp and husband Bill, Manor, Texas, and five grandchildren, Jentry, Reagan, Amanda, Cameron and Conner. Funeral services were held at Vansant-Mills Chapel Monday, October 11. Cremation followed the service with a graveside service and burial in Parks Chapel Cemetery Saturday, October 16.

CRAIG, Rosa
b: abt 1870
d: 1893

Clinton MO, Nov 4 1893 - Mrs. Rosa Craig of Calhoun died last Friday evening, after a short illness of fever, aged 23. She had been a faithful member of the Christian church for about six years. She was married to Grant Craig about five years ago. Our readers will remember he got killed in the coal mines in the Indian territory three years ago, leaving her with two small children. Fortunately, she had kind and loving parents who helped her care for them. The community will miss her sadly. Rev. Gedney married Mr. and Mrs. Craig and officiated at his burial and last of all, officiated at her burial.

CRAIG, Sherlock Holmes
b: Dec 3 1904, Windsor, Henry Co, MO
d: Jan 23 1993, Independence, Jackson Co, MO

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Sherlock Holmes Craig, 88, Independence, died Saturday, January 23, 1993. He was a machinist and a member of the Glenwood Park United Methodist Church. He was born in Windsor and had lived in the Kansas City area since 1938.

CRAIG, Viola L. LODING
b: Sep 15 1910, Calhoun, Henry Co, MO
d: Nov 21 2002, Windsor, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Laurel Oak Cemetery CR-DY, Windsor, Windsor Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Hadley Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Nov 25 2002 - Viola L. Craig, 92, Windsor, died late Thursday evening, November 21, 2002, at Windsor Healthcare Nursing Home. She was born September 15, 1910, in Calhoun, the daughter of Harvey Clifton Loding and Frances May Englehart Loding. On March 9, 1936, in Sedalia, she married Waldo Craig, who died December 22, 1986. Mrs. Craig, with her husband, owned and operated the Little Blue Store, a small, neighborhood grocery store in Windsor for over 20 years. She was a member of the Windsor First Christian Church. Survivors include a sister, Audrey Carnahan, Kirbyville, and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were Monday, November 25, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial will be in the Laurel Oak Cemetery.

CRAIN, Larry D.
b: Oct 5 1949, LaJunta, CO
d: Oct 26 2011, Columbia, Boone Co, MO
bur:
Laurel Oak Cemetery CR-DY, Windsor, Windsor Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Hadley Funeral Home

Larry Crain, 62, of rural Windsor, Missouri, died Wednesday, October 26, 2011, at the University Hospitals and Clinics, Columbia, Mo. He was born October 5, 1949, in LaJunta, Colorado, the son of Austin Burl Crain and Barbara Nadine (Bonewell) Crain. On March 24, 1984, at the West County Assembly of God Church, Chesterfield, Mo., he married Joy Lynn "Jesse" Weilmuenster, who survives of the home. Larry worked in home construction in Colorado for a number of years and later worked at the Zenith Company in Springfield, Mo., for several years before his retirement due to poor health brought on by diabetes. Larry also had a lawn care business, in Windsor, for a short time. He enjoyed motorcycles, building bird feeders and doing machine embroidery. He was a member of the Windsor United Methodist Church, Windsor. In addition to his wife, Larry is survived by a daughter, Jennifer Martinez and her husband, B.J., Windsor, Mo.; his father, Burl Crain, Colorado Springs, Colorado; 4 grandchildren, Lily, Luke, Megan and Amarillo; a brother, Tom Crain and his wife, Susan, Ozark, Mo.; 2 sisters, Susan Kuhn, Springfield, Mo.; and Sonya Crain, Colorado Springs, Colorado; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his mother, Nadine Muller, and a brother-in-law, Ben Kuhn. Funeral services will be Saturday, October 29, 2011, at the Windsor United Methodist Church, Windsor. Burial will be in the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

CRAIN, Martha Lucille VANWINKLE
b: Mar 25 1918, Brownington, Henry Co, MO
d: Nov 10 2003, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery CO-CU, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
arr: Vansant-Mills Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Nov 20 2003 - Martha Lucille Crain, 85, was born March 25, 1918, in Brownington, to John and Cassie VanWinkle. She passed from this life Monday, November 10, 2003, in Clinton, at Golden Valley Hospital. Lucille is survived by nine children, Naomi Hickle, Latour, Judy Daniels, Deepwater, Fern Campbell, Porter, Texas, Martha Brewer, Clinton, Bonnie Collins, Clinton, Lynette Anspaugh, Clinton, Monty Crain, Wray, Colorado, Bob Crain, Marionville, and Betty Sanders, Colgate, Oklahoma. Twenty-nine grandchildren, 52 great-grandchildren and 18 great-great-grandchildren also survive her. She will be missed greatly by all. After retiring from Unitog clothing manufacturing in the 1980s, Lucille volunteered her time helping at the Clinton Samaritan Center. She was a member of Northeast Baptist Church. Lucille was preceded in death by a son, Ronald Francis Crain, and her husband of 41 years, Omar Francis Crain. Funeral services were held at Vansant-Mills Chapel Friday, November 14. Interment was in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton, next to her husband, Omar.

CRAMER, Bessie J. FORD
b: Apr 22 1908, Leeton, Johnson Co, MO
d: Jul 30 2002, Lincoln, Benton Co, MO
bur:
Mineral Creek Cemetery, Leeton, Johnson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Aug 1 2002 - Bessie J. Cramer, 94, Lincoln, formerly of Leeton, died Tuesday, July 30, 2002, at the Lincoln Community Nursing Home in Lincoln. She was born April 22, 1908, in Leeton, the daughter of Francis Henry Ford and Sarah A. (Bailey) Ford. On January 8, 1934, in Leeton, she married Ora Samuel Cramer, who died May 30, 1975. Mrs. Cramer was a homemaker and a member of the Hickory Chapel United Methodist Church, Lincoln. Survivors include two sons, Sam Cramer and Harland Cramer, both of Lincoln; a daughter, Ora Jewell Hartle, Windsor; two stepsons, Edward Lee Cramer, Garden City and Jim Cramer, Enderlin, North Dakota; a stepdaughter, Virginia Jackson, Jackson, Mississippi; eight grandchildren, 19 step-grandchildren and numerous step-great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by three sisters, Laura, Cora and Opal; four brothers, Harvey, Wesley, Marion and an infant brother, and five stepchildren, Ethel Rodger, Louise Hayden, Ruth Cramer, Martha Bartels and William Cramer, who was killed in World War II. Graveside funeral services will be Friday, August 2, at the Mineral Creek Cemetery, Leeton.

CRAMER, Dorothy Ann BOHRN LOADING
b: Feb 28 1901, Windsor, Henry Co, MO
d: Nov 16 1987, Warrensburg, Johnson Co, MO
bur:
Crown Hill Cemetery, Sedalia, Pettis Co, MO
Sedalia Democrat, Wednesday, Nov 18 1987 - Dorothy Ann Cramer, 86, formerly of 401 East Howard, died Monday evening, Nov. 16, 1987, at Western Missouri Medical Center, Warrensburg. She was born Feb. 28, 1901, in Windsor, daughter of Edward M. and Alice Nancy Yankee Bohrn. In 1917, in Clinton, she married Clyde O. Loding, who died in 1922. In 1925, in Sedalia, she married Lewis F. Cramer, who died Dec. 22, 1947. Mrs. Cramer was raised and educated in the Windsor area, moving to Sedalia in 1924. She was a charter member of Pentecostal Church of God and a member of the Pentecostal Ladies' Association of the church. Survivors include five sons, Roy E. Loding, 424 East Howard; Everett Loding, Rosemead, Calif.; Billy E. Cramer and Donald L. Cramer, both of Kansas City; Buddy L. Cramer, Raytown, Mo.; two daughters, Pauline L. Griffin and Eva Mae Fox, both of Sedalia; six sisters, Ola Jackman, El Monte, Calif.; Maggie Beougher, Pico Rivera, Calif.; Frances Gardner, Chatsworth, Calif.; Lucille Greene and Ethel Swank, both of Independence; Ruby Bledsoe, Oak Grove, Mo.; 22 grandchildren, 46 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be Thursday at the McLaughlin Funeral Chapel. Pall bearers will be her grandsons, Robert Madorin, Billy Cramer Jr., Fred Cramer, Ernest Cramer, Curtis Cramer, Douglas Cramer, Lee Cramer, Danny Schirlls, Dennis Schirlls, David G. Wilhite and Tim Madorin. Burial will be in Crown Hill Cemetery.

CRAMER, Ruth Elizabeth
b: 1914
d: 1993
bur:
Mineral Creek Cemetery, Leeton, Johnson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Miss Ruth Elizabeth Cramer, 78, died Tuesday, March 2, 1993 at the Western Missouri Medical Center in Warrensburg. She was born July 22, 1914 to Ora Samuel Cramer and Mabel Cox Cramer in Otterville, Mo., the second of eleven children. She graduated from Leeton High School and eventually came to Warrensburg in 1951. There she worked for many years for the Mattingly's store and later the Warrensburg school cafeteria. She was a member of the First Baptist Church where she devoted many hours to the library and various church groups. She was preceded in death by one brother, Bill Cramer, and two sisters, Ethel Rodgers and Martha Bartels. She is survived by two brothers, Jim Cramer of Enderlin, N.D., and Ed Cramer, Garden City; two sisters, Virginia Jackson of Jackson, Ms., and Louise Hayden of Clinton; two half-brothers, Harland Cramer and Sam Cramer, both of Lincoln; one half-sister, Jewel Hartle, also of Lincoln, many nieces, nephews and friends. Services will be Saturday at the First Baptist Church, Warrensburg; burial in Mineral Creek Cemetery, Leeton.

CRANDALL, Armond H.
b: abt 1854, New York
d: Jun 20 1891, St. Clair Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery CO-CU, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Jun 27 1891 - Saturday morning, news was received that the passenger train on the KCO&S had been wrecked a few miles this side of Osceola. It was sad intelligence as one of our prominent business men, A. H. Crandall, lost his life by the accident. The heavy rains the night previous had swollen the streams and water covered a portion of the track, lodging driftwood thereon, which the train had to be stopped to remove. At a point further on, where the track comes to a curve in Gallinipper creek, the engineer discovered that the track was unsafe and reversed the engine but it was too late and he went down to death with the ill-fated train, as did Crandall, who, it is supposed, was standing on the steps of the tender. The body of Crandall was found about 11 o'clock at the bottom of the creek. One leg was broken and his face badly scared by being thrown thru a barb-wire fence. He was brought home, the funeral held at the residence, by Rev. Bradford, and burial was in Englewood. While he was not enrolled among the rich, nor did he seek that worthless fame, from whence there comes no joy, no peace to any great or loving man, yet within his heart he had the germs of more than wealth could ever buy and within his active brain, the sparks or genius found a place to burn and blaze. To him, each passing day, tho gone forever, brought something to the treasury of his mind. He was patient with the world and, tho years were passing, youth's ambition was still in his hand. As a machinist, he was highly skilled in his trade and a natural mechanic. A little over six years ago, he began business on south Washington St. in this city. Not being able to purchase the necessary machinery, he labored under many difficulties at first but, with his own tireless hands he removed them one by one, as only such men could. Slowly he had risen until the latter half of May he sold a half interest in his business to M. Hanna of Hopkinsville, Ky. The firm had been doing well and future prospects were flattering but alas! the sad and terrible news of last Saturday not only left a wife and six children with broken hearts but has cast a shadow of sorrow over the entire county, for she has lost one of her best and most useful citizens. He was 37 and a native of New York. The body of engineer Lightner was taken to Kansas City Sunday for burial. The wreck is all cleared up, except the engine, and will be moved out in a few days.

CRANE, George Andrew
b: May 17 1953, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
d: Apr 18 2007, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
arr:
Vansant-Mills Funeral Home
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, May 15 2007 - George Andrew Crane was born May 17, 1953, in Kansas City. He was the son of Elzie Ferman Crane Jr. and Charlene Alice (Sutterer) Crane. He died at Golden valley Hospital, Clinton, on April 18, 2007, at the age of 53 years. George was married to Laura Leona (Kressner) Crane, who survives of the home. He worked as a machinist. He was a member of the Quarles Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his father Elzie Crane. George is survived by his wife Laura of the home; his mother Charlene Wittenmyer of Eudora, Kansas; one son Andrew Crane of Wichita, Kansas; two brothers, Charles Crane of Eudora, Kansas, and Frank Crane of Independence; one sister Charlotte Stanley of Eudora, Kansas, and a host of nieces and nephews and one great-niece and nine great-nephews. Memorial services were held at Quarles Baptist Church, Clinton, on Saturday, April 21.

CRANE, Lester Bellmont
b: Apr 15 1940, Independence, Jackson Co, MO
d: Oct 20 2007, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur: Woods Cemetery, Redfield, Bourbon Co, KS
arr:
Cheney Witt Funeral Chapel
Clinton MO - Lester Bellmont Crane, age 67, a resident of Clinton, Missouri, died Saturday, October 20, 2007, at his home in Clinton following a cancer illness. He was born April 15, 1940, in Independence, Missouri, the son of Jessie Crane and Vera Davis Crane. In his earlier years, Lester had worked at Bruce Marble and Granite Works. He later retired from Tobin Construction as a heavy equipment mechanic. He was a member of the Emmanuel Baptist Church in Independence, Missouri. His hobbies included hunting and fishing. Survivors include three daughters, Wanda Molder and husband, Wayne, Pittsburg, Missouri, Leslie Gall, Independence, Missouri, and Stacey Molder of Tennessee; a brother, David Crane, of Colorado; four sisters, Audrey Profitt, Prescott, Kansas, E. Lou Womelsdorf, Iola, Kansas, Norma Bebee, of Kansas, and Charlotte Shipley, West Plains, Missouri. Also surviving are twelve grandchildren and twenty-four great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, C. W. Shaffer and a sister, Elsie Bawgus. Funeral services will be Thursday, October 25, 2007, at the Cheney Witt Memorial Chapel. Burial will follow in the Woods Cemetery near Redfield, Kansas.

CRANMER, Eva Lois APPLEGARTH LYON
b: Sep 2 1917, Covina, CA
d: Apr 27 2001, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Ladue Cemetery, Davis Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Vansant-Mills Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, May 14 2001 - Eva Lois Cranmer, daughter of Rufus O. and Lena (Overton) Applegarth, was born September 2, 1917, in Covina, California, and died April 27, 2001, at the Golden Valley Hospital, Clinton, at the age of 83 years. Lois attended school in Washington County, Kansas, before moving to Henry County in 1938. She married Lester Otis Lyon in September 1952. He preceded her in death on May 31, 1965. She later married Melvin L. Cranmer, who preceded her in death on May 14, 1991. Lois was a member of the Morrowville, Kansas Christian Church. She is survived by a number of nieces and nephews and cousins, among whom are Harold A. Anderson, Joann Anderson, Lewis Eckhardt and Willard Eckhardt and their families. Funeral services were held at the Vansant-Mills Chapel on Sunday, April 29. Burial was in the LaDue Cemetery.

CRATHORNE, Mary Ann
b: n/a, England
d: Jan 18 1891, Liberty, Clay Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery CO-CU, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Jan 24 1891 - The remains of Mrs. Mary Ann Crathorne were brought here for burial Tuesday and laid to rest in Englewood cemetery. Deceased came to her death by being struck by an engine at Liberty, Mo. on the 7th inst., dying on the 18th. She came here from London, England and lived on a farm southwest of Clinton about two years, her husband precdeding her to that better world in June, 1889. One child, Robert W., now a resident of Kansas City, is left to mourn her loss. She was a member of the Episcopal church, a good neighbor and highly esteemed.

CRAWFORD, Barbara J. GROVES PROCTOR
b: Jan 25 1932, Columbia, Boone Co, MO
d: May 3 2006, Columbia, Boone Co, MO
bur:
Laurel Oak Cemetery CR-DY, Windsor, Windsor Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Hadley Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, May 8 2006 - Barbara J. Crawford, 74, Lebanon, died Wednesday, May 3, 2006, at University Hospital and Clinics, Columbia. She was born January 25, 1932, in Columbia, the daughter of Elgin Roy Groves and Rosea May (Betts) Groves. On June 3, 1949, in Boone County, she married Clarence Proctor, Jr., who preceded her in death. On July 20, 1968, in Roachport, she married Norman Ray Crawford, who died September 26, 1985. She worked at Rival Manufacturing, Warrensburg, for several years. She also worked as a taxi driver, a semi-truck driver and had also worked for Central Foods in Columbia. She was a member of the Baptist faith. Survivors include two sons, Clarence Proctor III, Lebanon, Kevin Warren Proctor, Pacific; four daughters, Sheridan Kay Britt, Springfield, Deborah Sue Crawford, Lebanon, Teena Marie Stone, Harrisburg, Shawnda Michele Dawn Heisser, Sidney, Iowa; 18 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, two nieces and a friend Charles Ross, Lebanon. She was preceded in death by a brother Elgin R. Groves Jr. Funeral services will be Tuesday, May 9, at Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial will be in Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

CRAWFORD, Beverly JUDD
b: Aug 31 1929, Anderson, IN
d: Jul 9 1992, Benton Co, MO
arr:
Reser Funeral Home
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Beverly J. Crawford, 62, passed away Thursday evening, July 9, 1992 at her home in Bent Tree Harbor near Warsaw. She was born on August 31, 1929 at Anderson, Indiana, the daughter of Glenn H. and Alma Swincher Judd. She grew up in Anderson, Indiana, and graduated from St. John's School of Nursing in Anderson, Indiana. On October 2, 1954, she was united in marriage to Robert Hugh Crawford at Angola, Indiana. Following their marriage they made their home in Detroit, Michigan until 1969 when they moved to Brookfield. Wisconsin. She was employed as head nurse for Notre Dame Health Care Center in Elm Grove, Wisconsin and later for the Congregational Home in Brookfield, Wisconsin. In 1985 Beverly and her husband, Robert, moved to Warsaw. She was a member of the Benton County Historical Society, was active in the Clinton Chamber of Commerce and actively worked as a volunteer for Warsaw Jubilee Days and Heritage Days Celebrations in Warsaw. She is survived by her husband. Robert Hugh, of the home; one son, Douglas Brian Crawford of Germantown, Wisconsin; three daughters, Dana Lynne Crawford of Kenosha, Wisconsin, Darcie Lee Beguhl of Brookfield, Wisconsin and Dawn Lisa Crawford of Nashotah. Wisconsin; five grandchildren, other relatives and many friends.

CRAWFORD, Billy James
b: Apr 13 1936
d: Sep 5 2003

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Sep 8 2003 - Billy James Crawford, 67, Caufield, died Friday, September 5, 2003. Funeral services were Monday, September 8, at Kirby-Boaz Funeral Home Chapel, Mountain Home, Arkansas. Survivors are his children, Fred Crawford, Randy Toon, Luzinder Toon, Ronda Sperry, Theresa Yates; sisters, Reva Webster, Emma Lou Tackitt, Audrey Knapp; brother Ed Crawford; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild, and companion, Dorothy Davidson, and first wife, Rosalie Crawford, and many nieces and nephews.

CRAWFORD, Dale Morlan
b: Feb 6 1915, near Creighton, Cass Co, MO
d: May 24 2002, Creighton, Cass Co, MO
bur:
Grant Cemetery, Creighton, Cass Co, MO
arr: Dickey Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jun 3 2002 - Dale Morlan Crawford of Creighton was born February 6, 1915, near Creighton, the son of James William and Bessie Belle (Morlan) Crawford. He departed this life Friday, May 24, 2002, at his home at the age of 87 years, three months and 18 days. Dale was united in marriage to Madeline Mary Gaudin on August 19, 1940, in Mexico, Maine. Dale was a farmer and stockman. He was a member of the first graduating class of the Creighton High School in 1933. Dale was a member of the Creighton Christian Church, a charter member of the Creighton Lions Club, past master and member of Index Lodge #54 AF & AM, Garden City, Ararat Shrine, Kansas City, and had served on the Creighton School Board as a member of the Cass County Board of Education, Cass County Library Board and ASC Committeeman of Cass County for nearly 40 years. He was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend and was respected and loved by friends and family and will be greatly missed. Dale was a lifelong area resident of Creighton. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Donald and Noel Dean. He is survived by his wife, Madeline Crawford of the home; two daughters, Doris Ann Griffith, Grain Valley, and Bridgett (Susie) Parks, Lee's Summit; three grandchildren, Melanie McFarland, Lee's Summit, Shawn McFarland, Raytown, and Kevin Parks, Richmond, Virginia; five great-grandchildren, Ashleigh, Justin, Lauren, Jami and Kal; two sisters, Monta Smith and husband, Frank, Keokuk, Iowa, and Patricia Pasley, Hot Springs Village, Arkansas; other relatives and many friends. Funeral services were Wednesday, May 29, at Dickey Funeral Home, Garden City. Interment was in Grant Cemetery near Creighton.

CRAWFORD, Dorothy E. GEORGE
b: Feb 26 1910
d: Aug 9 1994, Harrisonville, Cass Co, MO
bur:
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Dorothy E. Crawford, 84, Harrisonville, died Tuesday, August 9, 1994, at the Cass Medical Center, Harrisonville. Graveside services will be Saturday, August 13, at the Calhoun Cemetery. Mrs. Crawford was born February 26, 1910, the daughter of William Sherman and Mary Elizabeth (Bradfield) George. She was a resident of Clinton for many years, also lived a number of years in Warrensburg and Harrisonville. She worked for Connor-Wagner Dress Shop in Warrensburg. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Harrisonville, also a member of the Jolly 60's Club of the Kansas City Baptist Temple. She is survived by one daughter, Karen Sue McCowan of Alexandria, Virginia; one son, Harold (Gene) Goodrich of Seoul, South Korea, and six grandchildren.

CRAWFORD, George M.
b: Jan 7 1933
d: Apr 24 2005, Wichita, Sedgwick Co, KS

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 27 2005 - George M. Crawford, 72, Wichita, Kansas, and former Calhoun resident, died Sunday, April 24, 2005. Memorial service will be Wednesday, April 27, All Faiths Funeral Home West Central, Wichita. Private local service. George and Lucy owned the Ice Cream Palace and catered for Rival and Tracker for many years until ill health forced retirement. He was proud to have been a Sedgwick County Sheriff officer. Preceding him in death were his wife Thelma Lucille (Lucy); mother Jane Dye, and stepfather Paul C. Dye. Surviving family includes his daughter Lynette R. Fountain, Clinton; son George M. Crawford Jr., Spring, Texas; 12 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

CRAWFORD, Harold Lee
b: Feb 1 1934, Pettis Co, MO
d: Dec 20 2007, Windsor, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Laurel Oak Cemetery CR-DY, Windsor, Windsor Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Vansant-Mills Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 11 2008 - Harold Lee Crawford, 73, died December 20, 2007, at his home in rural Windsor. He was born February 1, 1934, in Pettis County, the third son of Ira James Crawford and Genevieve Hazel Short Crawford. January 19, 1952, he was united in marriage to Shirley June Parks. To this union two children were born, Debbie and Darrell. Harold worked at Foremost Dairies in Windsor for 14 years. In 1962 he bought a farm near Windsor in Benton County and continued farming until retirement in 1996. He enjoyed farming and was willing to help Darrell when needed. He accepted Christ as his Savior and was a member of 1st Harmony Baptist Church. He was Sunday School director as long as his health permitted. He was a member of Windsor 4 County Rural Fire for several years. He was a delegate for MFA Oil and on the Brandon Special Road District and a member of Golden Valley Bluegrass. He loved his family and took pride in directing on the right path. Harold is survived by his wife June; a daughter Debbie Banning and husband Sherman; a son Darrell Crawford and wife Denise; five grandchildren, Trevor Banning and wife Tracy, Travis Banning and wife Amy, Michelle Schenework, Jessica Kueffer and husband Brian, and Kelly Close and husband Bob. He loved his 10 great-grandchildren, Logan and Jacob Schenework, Hayden and Hunter Kueffer, Gage and Zack Banning, Clay and Lane Close and Tyler and Allie Banning, and was able to be at the hospital when each one was born. Also surviving are two brothers, Glen Crawford and wife Louise, and Kenneth Crawford and wife Debbie, and a sister-in-law Louise Crawford. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ira and Genevieve Crawford; a brother Raymond Crawford, and a granddaughter Teresa Banning. Services were held December 24, at Vansant-Mills. Burial was in Laurel Oak Cemetery.

CRAWFORD, Lula
b: Aug 20 1913
d: Jan 5 2001, Lowry City, St. Clair Co, MO
bur:
Wrights Creek Cemetery, Jackson Twp, St. Clair Co, MO
arr: Sheldon-Goodrich Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 8 2001 - Lula Crawford, 87, Lowry City, died Friday, January 5, 2001, at Truman Lake Manor, Lowry City. Funeral services were Monday, at the Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel in Osceola. Burial was in Wright's Creek Cemetery, near Lowry City.

CRAWFORD, Mary BURROUGHS
b: Jun 5 1846, Vergennes, VT
d: Apr 6 1932, New York, New York

Clinton Eye, Clinton MO - Mrs. Mary Crawford (nee Burroughs), beloved wife of Albert G. Crawford (deceased) passed away Wednesday morning, April 6th, at the home of her daughter, Miss Blanche Crawford, in New York. Mrs. Crawford was born at Vergennes, Vermont, June 5th 1846. At the age of 14 her family moved to Monmouth Ill., where she completed her education. A few years later she was united in the holy bonds of matrimony with Albert G. Crawford and they cam to Clinton in the 60's. Mrs. Crawford spent the greater part of her life in Clinton and had many friends in Clinton, and other parts of Henry county. She leaves to mourn her passing three children, Miss Blanche Crawford, Mrs. Daniel (Maude) Goodnow, and Wilbur G. Crawford; four grandchildren, Mary Crawford and Jean Crawford, daughters of her son W. G. Crawford, and Mrs. John W. DeWitt and Daniel H. Goodnow Jr., children of her daughter, Mrs. D. H. Goodnow; and one great grandson, John W. DeWitt, Jr. Funeral services were held in New York Thursday afternoon.

CRAWFORD, Mary Ruth GILBERT
b: Aug 6 1916, Garland, Henry Co, MO
d: Aug 16 2001, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery CO-CU, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
arr: Consalus Funeral Homes

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Aug 28 2001 - Mary Ruth Crawford was born August 6, 1916, at Garland, the daughter of Guyn Norman and Julia Deldee Cheatham Gilbert. She died August 16, 2001, at Clinton Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center. She lived in the Clinton area most of her life. She was a member of the First Baptist Church and a Past Noble Grand of the Roberta Rebekah Lodge #297. She had owned and operated the Burger Bar Diner and Deluxe Cafe. Following her retirement in 1975 from the restaurant business, she worked as a desk clerk at the Safari Motel. Her parents; two sisters, Anna Margaret Groff and Lucille Cooper, preceded her in death. She is survived by two daughters, Joyce Lipsis, Overland Park, Kansas, and Jane Woods and husband, Mike, Chester, Illinois; a foster daughter, Anna Hall and husband, Roger, Hughesville; four grandsons, Christopher Parks and wife, Kelly, Jeffrey Parks, Mike Woods, Todd Woods; four granddaughters, Carrie Parks, Sherri Lipsis-Spachman and husband, Christopher, Angela Woods-Taylor and husband, Phil, Amber Woods; four great-grandchildren, Brandon Woods, Noah Parks, Aspen Parks, Isaiah Parks; one sister, Gwendolyn McGlade, Clinton; one brother, Paul Gilbert and wife, Joyce, Overland Park, Kansas. Funeral services were held August 20 at Consalus Chapel, Clinton. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery.

CRAWFORD, Nancy RECTOR
b: Jun 30 1932, Excelsior Springs, Clay Co, MO
d: Nov 12 1995, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Appleton City Cemetery, Appleton City, St. Clair Co, MO
arr: Hadley Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Nancy Crawford, 63, Appleton City, formerly of Windsor, died early Sunday morning, November 12, 1995, at the Golden Valley Memorial Hospital in Clinton. She was born June 30, 1932, in Excelsior Springs, the daughter of Charles Austin Rector, Sr. and Virginia Maude Owings Rector. On May 26, 1956, in Kansas City, she married William B. (Bill) Crawford, who survives of the home in Appleton City. Mrs. Crawford attended Excelsior Springs schools and the University of missouri at Columbia where she was a member of Chi Omega Sorority. She was a homemaker and a member of the Windsor First Christian Church; Windsor Chapter No. 102 O.E.S., and a life member of Beta Sigma Phi International Sorority. In addition to her husband, she is survived by three daughters, Melissa Roos and husband, Bob, Appleton City, Julie Engeman and husband, Marvin, Montrose, and Linda Crawford, Arlingotn, Virginia; a brother, Charles Rector, Eudora, Kansas; four grandhcildren, Michael William, Amy Michelle, Ashley Nicole and David. Funeral services will be Tuesday, November 14, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial will be in the Appleton City Cemetery.

CRAWFORD, Ocie
b: n/a
d: 1994

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Mrs. Ocie (Charlie) Crawford died Sunday, July 3, 1994, in Hayward, Ca. She made her home with her daughter, Cleda Brooks and husband Glen. Funeral services and burial were held July 7 at Chapel of the Chime in Hayward. Survivors include a daughter Cleda Brooks; son-in-law Glen Brooks, and one grandson Patrick Kelley and wife Nancy. Mrs. Crawford's daughter Cleda, attended Clinton High School and graduated in 1941.

CRAWFORD, Paul F.
b: Oct 13 1935
d: Nov 17 2009, Independence, Jackson Co, MO
bur:
Lowry City Cemetery, Lowry City, St. Clair Co, MO
arr: Sheldon-Goodrich Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Nov 20 2009 - Paul F. Crawford, 74, Independence, died Tuesday, November 17, 2009, at his home Paul was a retired 45-year employee of Western Auto and a member of Rockwood Baptist Church. Funeral services will be Saturday, November 21, at Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel in Osceola. Burial will be in the Lowry City Cemetery.

CRAWFORD, Raymond Earl Jr.
b: May 10 1953, Windsor, Henry Co, MO
d: Sep 19 2000, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery CO-CU, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
arr: Vansant-Mills Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Oct 12 2000 - Raymond Earl Crawford, Jr., 47, Clinton, died Tuesday, September 19, 2000, at Research Medical Center, Kansas City. Earl was born in Windsor on May 10, 1953, the son of Raymond Earl Crawford and Alberta Louise Funk Crawford. Earl joined the First Baptist Church of Clinton in 1963, and remained a member until his death. He graduated from Calhoun High School with the Class of 1971. Earl worked for the Coca-Cola Bottling Company for 14 years and always had a joke and a smile for his customers. When Coca-Cola moved their warehouse to Bolivar, Earl went to work at Golden Valley Hospital. After a serious back injury in 1988, Earl was unable to work again, but enjoyed "surfing" the internet and visiting with friends. His brother, Tommy Lynn Crawford, and a granddaughter, Meghan Crawford, preceded him in death. Survivors include one son, Roger Crawford and wife, Cathy of Colorado Springs, Colorado; two granddaughters, Caitlyn and Rhiannon Crawford of Colorado Springs, Colorado; his parents, Raymond and Louise Crawford of Clinton; a sister, Shirley Wilson and husband, Dennis, of Clinton; four nephews, Paul Wilson, Jeremy Wilson, Johnny Crawford of Clinton and Denis Crawford of Garden City, and his companion, Millie Burns of the home. Funeral services were held at the Vansant-Mills Chapel on Friday, September 22. Burial was in the Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

CRAWFORD, Thelma Lucille "Lucy"
b: Jul 20 1936
d: May 13 2002, Calhoun, Henry Co, MO
bur: Cremation

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, May 14 2002 - Thelma Lucille "Lucy" Crawford, 65, Calhoun, died Monday, May 13, 2002, at her home. She was married to George Martin Crawford, who survives of the home. She was a registered nurse and she and her husband also catered for Tracker and Rival Manufacturing Companies. She is survived by her husband; one daughter, Lynette Fountain, Clinton; one son, George Martin Crawford, Jr. of Houston, Texas; 12 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; two sisters, Gene Doyle of Topeka, Kansas, and Laverne Moultin of the state of Oregon. Private family services will be held Thursday, May 23, at the family farm. Cremation.

CRAWFORD, William Francis "Bill"
b: 1927
d: 2003
arr:
Vansant-Mills Funeral Home
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jun 27 2003 - William Francis Crawford, son of Lynn Herbert and Alma Pearl (Walker) Crawford, was born January 17, 1927 in Brush, Colorado, and died at his home in Deepwater on May 31, 2003, at the age of 76 years. Bill was a Navy veteran of World War II. He worked for Rival Manufacturing in Clinton for eight years before retiring in 1996. He was a member of the Deepwater Presbyterian Church. He is survived by his wife, Donna of the home; four sons, David Crawford of Wheaton, Illinois, Daniel Crawford of McKinney, Texas, Mark Crawford of Vallejo, California, and Lynn Crawford of Deepwater; one brother, Gene Herbert Crawford of Grandview; one sister, Betty Lou Edwards of Newport News, Virginia, as well as eight grandchildren and one great-grandson. Memorial services were held at the Vansant-Mills Chapel on Wednesday, June 4.

CRAYDEN, Ida May CARLETON
b: Nov 14 1931, Kansas City, Wyandotte Co, KS
d: Apr 13 2006, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery CO-CU, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
arr: Bradley & Hadley Funeral Home

Clinton Daily Democrat, May 1 2006 - Ida May (Carleton) Crayden, 74, Clinton, died Thursday, April 13, 2006, at the St. Luke's Medical Center, Kansas City. She was born November 14, 1931, in Kansas City, Kansas, the daughter of William Irwin Carleton and Dorothea Elizabeth (Sparling) Carleton. On October 12, 1952, in Eustis, Florida, she married Neil J. Crayden, who survives of the home in Clinton. Mrs. Crayden worked at the Waterman Hospital in Eustis, Fl, from 1949 to 1957 as a record's librarian. After moving to Missouri, she worked as a teller at the Farmers Bank in Clinton from 1968 to 1985. She was also an administrative assistant at the Noel State Bank, Noel, Missouri. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Clinton; a 50-year member of the Order of Eastern Star; a Docent of the Henry County Museum and the travel coordinator for the Gold Eagle Travel Club. May was an avid bridge player, an expert antique collector, enjoyed painting in oils, played the piano and organ and was always a gracious host. She liked spending time fishing at the lake and going to the casinos. In addition to her husband, Neil, survivors include a son, Neil J. Crayden Jr., Portland, Oregon; three daughters, Diane Oberkrom and her husband Kent, Clinton, Sharon Welch and her husband Jay, Blue Springs, and Karen Crayden, Blue Springs; five grandchildren, Stephanie Oberkrom, Melissa Oberkrom, Jennifer Oberkrom, Gray Welch and Kim Welch; four great-grandchildren, Wesley Oberkrom, Hunter Oberkrom, Anessa Oberkrom, and Marissa Oberkrom; a brother, William I. Carleton Jr., Clinton, and several cousins, including Elaine Kreissler, Oleta Crowder, and Elberta Long. She was preceded in death by her parents. Funeral services were Wednesday, April 19, at the Bradley & Hadley Funeral Home, Clinton. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery.

CRAYTON, Curtis Leroy
b: Sep 1 1922, Strasburg, Cass Co, MO
d: Jan 29 2005, Appleton City, St. Clair Co, MO
bur:
Appleton City Cemetery, Appleton City, St. Clair Co, MO
arr: Hill & Son Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Feb 2 2005 - Curtis Leroy Crayton, 82, died January 29, 2005, of lung cancer at Ellett Memorial Hospital in Appleton City. Leroy was born September 1, 1922, in Strasburg, the son of John R. and Carrie (Head) Crayton. He was baptized as a teenager at Harmony Baptist Church south of Appleton City. He was a 1940 graduate of Osceola High School in Osceola. Mr. Crayton was a United States Army veteran serving during World War II from October 1942 to December 1945. He was a telephone switchboard operator with the 31st Signal Company in New Guinea, Morotai Island and was stationed in Mindanao in the Philippines when the war ended. Leroy was married to Shirley Saddler February 20, 1960, at the Butler Church of Christ by Brother John L. Clark. To this union was born one daughter, Kay Lee, on January 25, 1961. He was a lifetime member and past commander of VFW Post #8820 of Montrose. He was an installer repairman for United Telephone Company (now Sprint) for 27 years when the Appleton City phone company was in the Butler district where Bob Hunt was district manager and later, in the Clinton district where Richard Smith was district manager. Leroy's favorite hobby was fishing and he spent many happy hours through many years at the City Lake. He loved sitting in a rowboat or on the bank waiting for the "big one" to bite. And usually he caught the big ones. He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Jewell and Wendell, and one sister, Arleene Gardner. He is survived by his wife and daughter; three brothers, Dr. Bill Crayton of Kansas City, Bob Crayton of independence and Donnie F. Crayton of Appleton City; two sisters Joan Moore of Fair Grove and Roberta Dines of Appleton City and his mother-in-law Ruby Doll, Clinton. Funeral services were Tuesday, February 1, at Hill & Son Funeral Home, Appleton City. Burial was in Appleton City Cemetery.

CREACH, Dewey E.
b: Oct 9 1934, Macks Creek, Camden Co, MO
d: Apr 1 2009, Windsor, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Laurel Oak Cemetery CR-DY, Windsor, Windsor Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Hadley Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 2 2009 - Dewey E. Creach, 74, Windsor, died Wednesday morning, April 1, 2009, at his home in Windsor. He was born October 9, 1934, in Macks Creek, the son of Dorsey Allen Creach and Rachel Ethel (Pennel) Creach. On October 25, 1953, in Windsor, he married Diana Lee Douglas and she preceded him in death on October 22, 2003. Dewey worked as a truck driver for various companies including Manor Bread Company, Kroger, Union Carbide and P.I.E., as a member of Teamsters Local #41, Kansas City, for over 35 years. As a member of the Teamsters, Dewey was awarded the "Million Mile Safe Driver" award. He was a member of the Windsor United Methodist Church. Survivors include a son, Douglas A. Creach and his wife Carol, Raymore; a daughter, Laurel L. Dunwoody and her husband Kirt, Tebbetts; 10 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; a brother and sister-in-law, Glen Dale and Betty Creach, Windsor; a sister-in-law, Norma Creach, Macks Creek; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his wife, Diana, Dewey was preceded in death by a daughter, Theresa K. Lawrence; 3 grandchildren, Matthew, Heather, and Erin Creach; and a brother, James Franklin Creach. Funeral services will be held Saturday, April 4, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial will be in the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

CREACH, Diana Lee DOUGLAS
b: May 21 1934, Ft. Worth, TX
d: Oct 22 2003, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
bur:
Laurel Oak Cemetery CR-DY, Windsor, Windsor Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Oct 23 2003 - Diana L. Creach, 69, Peculiar, formerly of Windsor, died Wednesday, October 22, 2003, at St. Joseph Health Center, Kansas City. She was born May 21, 1934, in Ft. Worth, Texas, the daughter of Harris J. Douglas and Dorothy Alice (Oechsli) Douglas. On October 25, 1953, at the United Methodist Church in Windsor, she married Dewey E. Creach, who survives of the home. Mrs. Creach worked as an administrative assistant at Research Medical Center, Kansas City for 31 years. She was a member of the Crossroads United Methodist Church, Belton. In addition to her husband, survivors include a son, Douglas A. Creach, Raymore; a daughter, Laurel L. Dunwoody, Jefferson City; 10 grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Theresa K. Lawrence; a sister, Carol Anne Meyers and three grandchildren, Matthew, Heather and Erin Creach. Funeral services will be Saturday, October 25, at the Crossroads United Methodist Church, Belton. Graveside committal services will be Saturday at the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

CREACH, Jack
b: Feb 27 1934, Mack's Creek, Camden Co, MO
d: Dec 3 2005, Richmond, Ray Co, MO
bur:
Laurel Oak Cemetery CR-DY, Windsor, Windsor Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Hadley Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Dec 5 2005 - Jack Creach, 71, of Richmond, Missouri, formerly of Windsor, Mo., died early Saturday, December 3, 2005, at the Shirkey Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Richmond, Mo. He was born February 27, 1934, in Mack's Creek, Mo., the son of Sherman Ezra Creach and Mayme Pearl (Mitchell) Creach. On September 12, 1954, in Mack's Creek, Mo., he married Rose Ellen Pennel, who survives of Richmond, Mo. Jack was an auto and heavy equipment mechanic for the Ford Motor Company and Tel-Com, both in Windsor for many years. He was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church, Windsor, Mo. In addition to his wife, survivors include a son, Kenneth E. Creach, Windsor, Mo.; 3 daughters, Pam Walden, Richmond, Mo., Mary Jane McKim, Brandon, Mo., and Beth Ann Spalding, Windsor, Mo.; 9 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; 4 brothers, Charles Creach, Odessa, Mo., Billy Creach, Mack's Creach, Mo., Donald Creach, Kingston, Mo., and Ronald Creach, Calhoun, Mo.; 5 sisters, Edna Kampe, Clinton, Mo., Margie Bishop, Garden City, Mo., Judy Carnahan, Osceola, Mo., Minnie Hankins, Windsor, Mo.; and Wilma James, Kansas City, Mo.; and numerous nieces and nephews also survive. Jack was preceded in death by a sister, Edith Furnell. Funeral services will be Tuesday, December 6, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor, Mo. Burial will be at the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

CREASON, Beulah May MARLOW
b: Jan 7 1916, Dade Co, MO
d: Aug 2 2006, Huntington Beach, CA
bur:
Deepwater Cemetery, Fairview Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Hill & Son Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Aug 8 2006 - Beulah May Creason, former resident of Appleton City, was born January 7, 1916 in Dade County. She died Wednesday, August 2, 2006, at Beachside Nursing Facility in Huntington Beach, California. She had been fighting colon cancer since being diagnosed and first operated on in March 2005. A second surgery was performed in September 2005. She was preceded in death by her husband Ernest R. Creason. She is survived by her two children, James R. Creason and Ernestine Knecht, who live in California; 12 grandchildren, as well as a sister Ella Tindill of Appleton City, and three brothers, Don Marlow of Wyoming, Joe Marlow and Howard Marlow of Missouri. Funeral services will be Saturday, August 12, at Hill & Son Funeral Home, Appleton City. Burial will be at Deepwater Cemetery.

CREBBS, Melinda E. "Mindy"
b: May 22 1986, Hollister, CA
d: Jun 21 2004, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery CO-CU, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
arr: Vansant-Mills Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jul 14 2004 - Melinda E. Crebbs, daughter of James A. & Linda L. Lizak Crebbs, was born Mary 22, 1986, in Hollister, California, and died June 21, 2004, at St. Luke's Hospital, Kansas City, after an accident June 20, 2004, in Clinton. Melinda was a member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary Post 1894, Clinton; girl Scouts of America; Tri-M Music Honor Society, Clinton High School Marching Band, Concert Band, Jazz Band; Clinton Community Band; FBLA; Northeast Baptist Church and assistant director of the Clinton Middle School Band. She won numerous awards for playing her trombone, as well as the John Phillip Souza Award and 14 scholarships for college. She was a website designer and a software computer technician. She was enrolled for the 2004 fall semester at Central Missouri State University as a music education major. She was to be married to Keith Nathanel Cameron on July 18, 2004. Mindy was a friend to everyone. She brightened up everyone's life and always wore a big smile. Mindy had a passion for music that most would admire. She touched many hearts in her 18 years. People will remember her for a million wonderful reasons and we realize that Mindy was going places in her life that some of us can only dream of. She is now heading in a different direction and one might say a better one for her. She couldn't have been more loved and needed by the ones who knew her. She was a wonderful and loving daughter, sister, cousin, niece, granddaughter, aunt, fiancee and friend. We will always hold a special place for Melinda in our hearts. She will be missed, but never forgotten. She is survived by her parents, her maternal grandmother, Lorraine Ratliff of Clinton; one sister Laura E. Lysinger and husband James Sr. of Lowry City; one brother Zachary M. Crebbs, Clinton; nieces and nephews, James E. Lysinger Jr. and Jena E. Lysinger of Lowry City, and Celes M. Crebbs of Clinton; her fiancee, Keith N. Cameron of Clinton; aunts and uncles, Diane M. and Dale Huffman of Clinton, Pamela S. Morton of Houston, Texas, Melinda K. Miller of Kansas City, Deborah E. Blanton of Liberty, Elizabeth and Edward Fellers of Overland Park, Kansas, Robert Crebbs of Laplama, California, Kathy Crebbs of Cotati, California; special cousins, David, Allene and Joseph Campbell, and 10 first cousins. Funeral services were held at the Northeast Baptist Church Friday, June 25. Burial was in the Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

CREECH, Debra TURNER
b: n/a
d: 2000

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Debra Turner Creech, Gillette, Wymoning, died Monday, October 2, 2000. She is survived by her husband and two and a half year old daughter, Ashley; also her mother and father, Lanny and Dixie Turner; one brother, Tim; her grandfather, Roy Turner; her grandmother, Elsie Garrett.

CREEK, Randy Jay
b: Sep 10 1960
d: Sep 19 1991, Dayton, OH
bur: Clear Fork Cemetery, Garden City, Cass Co, MO
arr:
Sheldon-Goodrich Funeral Home
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Randy Jay Creek was born September 10, 1960 to Ronald and Vera Mae Kauffman Creek. He passed away September 19, 1991 in Dayton, Ohio of injuries received in an auto accident. Randy was born in Clinton. He was a member of the Northeast Baptist Church in Clinton. He was a member of the Marble, Tile and Terrazzo Workers Local #3. He is preceded in death by his grandparents, Merl and Ethel Kauffman. Randy is survived by two daughters, Devin and Rachel Creek of Lawrence, Ks.; three stepchildren, Crissy, Emily and Brianna of Union Town, Pa.; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ron Creek of Clinton; one brother, Rick Creek of Latour; two sisters, Debra Sheffer of Raymore, and Daphne Dyer of Ft. Worth, Tx.; his paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. C. G. Creek of Collins; many aunts, uncles, cousins, other relatives and many friends. Funeral services were held Wednesday, September 25, 1991 at the First Assembly of God Church, Clinton. Burial was in Clear Fork Cemetery.

CREEK, Ricky Dean
b: Aug 27 1958
d: Feb 25 2006, Camdenton, Camden Co, MO
bur: Clear Fork Cemetery, Garden City, Cass Co, MO
arr:
Sheldon-Goodrich Funeral Home
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Mar 13 2006 - Ricky Dean Creek, 47, was born August 27, 1958, to Ronald Gordon and Vera Mae (Kauffman) Creek, and died Saturday, February 25, 2006, at his home in Camdenton. Rick was a loving and caring person to all his family and took it upon himself to take care of all his family. He had so many good friends who date back to his high school days. He was very much loved by his family and friends. For the past six years, Ricky lived in Camdenton and was the owner/operator of Custom Granite and Marble at Osage Beach. He was a perfectionist and very well known for his work. Ricky loved to hunt, fish and collected arrowheads of which he had a large collection. He attended church every Sunday at the Christian Living Water Church. He always encouraged people to go to church with him. Ricky read the bible every day and truly loved the Lord. He was preceded in death by his father Ron Creek; his brother, Randy Creek, and grandparents, Clell creek and Merl and Ethel Kauffman, and a cousin Sheri Hedges. He leaves behind his four children, Amanda, Kansas City, Camden, Osage Beach, Ronnie and Seriah, Kansas City, Kansas; two grandsons, Daniel and David; his mother Vera Creek, Clinton; two sisters Daphne Dyer, Clinton and Debra Sheffer and husband Mike, Overland Park, Kansas; his grandmother Oneita Creek, Collins; other relatives and friends. Funeral services were Thursday, March 2, at Clinton Assembly of God Church. Burial was in Clear Fork Cemetery, Garden City.

CREIGHTON, Genevieve Lear COOVER
b: Dec 22 1919
d: Feb 23 2013, Raymore, Cass Co, MO
bur:
Urich Cemetery, Bogard Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Dickey Funeral Home

Genevieve Lear Creighton of Raymore, Missouri was born December 22, 1919 the only child of Carl McKinley and Dora Emma (Lear) Coover. She departed this life on Saturday, February 23, 2013 at the Foxwood Springs Living Center, Raymore at the age of 93 years, 2 months and 1 day. On January 7, 1940, Genevieve was united in marriage to Melville Rodgers Creighton in Urich, Missouri. Genevieve was a 1938 graduate of the Urich, Missouri High School. While Melville served his country in World War II, she was employed as an inspector of cartridges at the Lake City Ordinance Plant and then as a tool grinder at the Pratt & Whitney Plant until the end of the war. In 1953, when Melville took a job with State Farm Insurance, she became his secretary and enjoyed accompanying her husband to the companies National Conventions at different cities in the U.S. and in 12 European Countries. Genevieve was a member of the St. Paul Methodist Church, Raymore, the Urich 4-H Baby Beef Club, Delta Sigma Epsilon Sorority, American Legion Auxiliary and Lions Club. In 1994, they moved from Harrisonville to the Foxwood Springs Living Center in Raymore. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Melville Creighton on August 17, 2012. She is survived by her 1st cousin, Betty Clay Lefman, Kansas City, Missouri; her 2nd cousins, Donna Anne Harrison, Shafter, California, Dorothy Lutton, Fresno, California and friends. Graveside services were held Saturday, March 2, 2013 at the Urich Cemetery, Urich, Missouri.

CREIGHTON, Melville Rodgers
b: Sep 11 1916, Creighton, Cass Co, MO
d: Aug 17 2012, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
bur:
Urich Cemetery, Bogard Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Dickey Funeral Home

Melville Rodgers Creighton of Raymore, Missouri was born September 11, 1916 in Creighton, Missouri the son of Clifford Talmage and Hoyland (Rodgers) Creighton. He departed this life on Friday, August 17, 2012 at Saint Joseph Medical Center, Kansas City, Missouri at the age of 95 years, 11 months and 6 days. On January 7, 1940, Melville was united in marriage to Genevieve Lear Coover in Sedalia, Missouri. Melville was the local Harrisonville State Farm Insurance agent for 27 years receiving many award and wall plaques until his retirement on January 1, 1981. Earlier he was an agent for National Life and Accident Insurance Company, Nashville, Tennessee. Melville was a member of the United Methodist Church, Harrisonville and was an Army veteran of WWII serving 31 months in the Asiatic Theater. Melville was active in Harrisonville community serving on the Cass Co. Memorial Hospital board for 25 years, was a member of Cass Masonic Lodge, Ararat Shrine, American Legion, VFW Post 4409, Harrisonville Development Corporation, Harrisonville Planning Council and Twin Pines Country Club. He was an avid outdoorsman, hunting, fishing and playing golf. Melville enjoyed traveling and spending the winter months in Florida. He had lived in Harrisonville until 1994 when he and Genevieve moved to Foxwood Springs Living Center in Raymore, Missouri. He was preceded in death by his parents. Melville is survived by his wife, Genevieve C. Creighton of the home; a 2nd cousin, Jim Cox, Clinton, Missouri; other relatives and a host of friends. Funeral services were held Saturday, August 25, 2012 at Dickey Funeral Home, Harrisonville, Missouri with interment with military honors provided by Harrisonville Honor Guard, Harrisonville, Missouri at Urich Cemetery, Urich, Missouri.

CREPS, Mary Evelyn HANCOCK
b: Jul 30 1913, near Chilhowee, Johnson Co, MO
d: Jun 25 2002, Warrensburg, Johnson Co, MO
bur:
Carpenter Cemetery, Chilhowee, Johnson Co, MO
arr: Williams Funeral Chapel

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jun 26 2002 - Mary Evelyn Creps, 88, Kansas City, died Tuesday, June 25, 2002, at Warrensburg Manor Care Center. She was born July 30, 1913, near Chilhowee, the daughter of Otis Hancock and Susie Carpenter Hancock. She was a graduate of Chilhowee High School. During World War II she worked in the tools department of the Pratt Whitney aircraft engine plant in Kansas City for three years. She worked as a waitress in Indiana and Kansas City. She was a member of the Westridge Christian Church in Raytown. On December 22, 1935, in Clinton, she married Dee Creps, who died in 1972. Survivors include one brother, Harry Hancock and wife Dorothy Ann, Belton; numerous nieces and nephews, including Jim Dameron and wife Elizabeth, Chilhowee. She was preceded in death by a sister, Eunice Dameron; three brothers, Charles, Wilson and Carl Hancock. Funeral services will be Friday, June 28, at Williams Funeral Chapel in Warrensburg. Burial will be in Carpenter Cemetery, Chilhowee.

CRETEL, Marcel Marceau
b: Nov 25 1927, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
d: Mar 25 2008, North Kansas City, Clay Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery CO-CU, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
arr: Vansant-Mills Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 28 2008 - Marcel Marceau Cretel, son of Marcel Joseph and Elise O. (Demanny) Cretel, was born Nov. 25, 1927, in Kansas City and died on March 25, 2008, at the North Kansas City Hospital, Kansas City, at the age of 80 years. He was a Navy veteran of World War II. He was married to Marie Joanna (Giaramita) Cretel on July 30, 1947, who preceded him in death. They made their home in Kansas City where he worked in the maintenance department at Richards Gebaur Air Force Base in Grandview. After retiring they moved to Warsaw. He was a member of St. Ann's Catholic Church, Warsaw, and the Elks Lodge, Warsaw. Marcel is survived by three sons, Marcel T. Cretel of Lincoln, Joseph a. Cretel of Independence and Marceau P. Cretel of Fulton; two brothers, Ronald Cretel of Osceola and Leon Cretel of Lincoln, as well as six grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and six step-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at Vansant-Mills Chapel on Saturday, March 29. Interment in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

CRETEL, Marie Joanna GIARAMITA
b: Mar 25 1925, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
d: May 2 1994, Macks Camp, Warsaw, Benton Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery CO-CU, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
arr: Vansant-Mills Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Marie Joanna Cretel, daughter of Joe and Jennie Liglo Giaramita, was born March 25, 1925, in Kansas City and passed away May 2, 1994, at her home in Macks Camp, Warsaw, at the age of 69. Mrs. Cretel had lived in Kansas City and Belton before she moved to Warsaw about 18 years ago. She was a member of the Assumption Catholic Church in Kansas City. She is survived by her husband Marcel M. Cretel of the home; three sons, Marcel Cretel and his wife Helen of Lincoln. Joseph A. Cretel and his wife Cindy of Independence, Marceau P. Cretel and his wife Janice of Warsaw; two sisters, Josephine Petiti and Salvina Hill, both of Kansas City; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; 19 nephews; 15 nieces; and also a few special friends who helped make her last days special, Charlie and Marion Chastine, Jerri Beth Gardner and Hospice of Sedalia. Funeral services were held at the Vansant-Mills Chapel Thursday, May 5, 1994. Burial was in the Englewood Cemetery of Clinton.

CREWS, Benjamin Franklin
b: Jul 11 1829, Webster Co, KY
d: Apr 25 1902, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Bethlehem Cemetery, Bethlehem Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Missouri, May 3 1902 - Death of Mr. and Mrs. B. F. Crews - After living nearly fifty years in Missouri, thirty-four years of which were spent in Henry County, and at the ripe old age of nearly 73, they departed this life at the home of their son, Frank, with whom they had lived for two years past, the father on Friday evening, April 25, 1902 at 6:45; the mother on the evening of April 27, 1902 at 5:15. Both of these old friends and neighbors have been very feeble and in poor health for several years, though able to attend most of the household duties until three weeks ago last Saturday, when Mr. Crews was compelled to submit to the fatal disease from which he had suffered so long. Dr. Peelor of Coal was summoned and gave all medical aid possible, but to no avail and in the second week of his illness, he expressed his desire that the surviving children be notified of his severe illness and that if they wished to see him alive they should not delay coming too long. As a result, Mrs. Rev. Ramsey of Deepwater and Willard Crews of Liberty, this state, and Ed Crews of Kansas City, came early Thursday morning. Thursday, of this same week, Mrs. Crews was stricken down, being completely worn out from administering to the wants of her helpmate. For several days they fought the fight together and at times it was impossible for the anxious watchers to decide which would go first. On Thursday, before his death, the father wished they might go together, but the all-wise Ruler saw fit to keep her just 46 hours longer on earth. B. F. Crews was born July 11, 1829 in Webster County, Kentucky. Mrs. Crews was born September 12, 1829 in Hopkins County, Kentucky. They were married October 20, 1846, came north of Missouri in 1851 and lived here until 1867, when they returned to Kentucky. After staying there 18 months, they came again to Missouri, settling in Henry County, where they spent the remainder of their lives. Twelve children, seven boys and five girls, four of them still live to mourn their departure. Mr. and Mrs. Crews were good and kind Christian people and had a wide circle of friends. Funeral at Bethlehem on Sunday, April 27. Those for Mrs. Crews were Monday following. Interment took place in the cemetery near the church.

CREWS, Clyde Jasper
b: 1883
d: 1899

Clinton MO, Dec 23 1899 - Clyde Jasper Crews, son of F. J. and Mary Crews, was born about a mile and a half east of Huntingdale, Aug. 3, 1883 and from bronchitis, dropsy and enlargement of the spleen departed this life at the home of his parents about one mile and a half east of Garland at 2 a.m. December 20, 1899. He was taken sick about Jan. 1st, 1896 and received continuous treatment from the best physicians, among whom were two noted physicians in Kansas City. He was free from suffering for the most part, never complained and took great care to watch the time for taking his medicine and prepared it himself, as to not burden his family. He told his mother he was glad to know this life was not all, was not the end. He was able to sit up within a few minutes of his death and talked cheerfully to his family. he had a noble heart and will be missed by a large circle.

CREWS, Mary Louise "Mollie" FREEMAN
b: n/a
d: Oct 14 1900, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO

Died, Sunday, October 14, 1900 at 4 p.m. at her home on the Dorman farm in Fields Creek township, Mrs. Mollie Louise Freeman Crews. She was the wife of F. J. Crews and leaves five children, besides her husband. Her infant daughter survives her and promises fair to live a monument to a mother's devotion and self-sacrifice. She was born and reared at Huntingdale and sleeps well at the old homestead, the scenes of her early life.

CREWS, W. A.
b: 1838
d: 1921

W. A. Crews of Liberty died January 5, 1921 in a hospital in Kansas City, where had undergone an operation. He was born in Chillicothe March 10, 1838, came to Henry County when small, living on a farm south of Clinton. Before moving away, a number of years ago, he was married in 1884 to Miss Susie Slavens, who survives him with three grown children, Mrs. E. H. Sutherland, Urbana, Illinois, Mrs. T. J. Wornall, Jr. of Liberty, and Miss Rita, at home. He also leaves one sister and two brothers, Mrs. J. M. Ramsey and Frank Crews of Clinton, and a younger brother, Ed Crews, who they have not heard from for a long time. The diseased was a member of the Baptist Church and a faithful follower of the Master. He has many friends in Henry County, who were indeed sorry to hear of his death, and who deeply sympathize with the family and other relatives in their sorrow. His brother, Frank Crews, and Mrs. Nanny Brown and Mrs. Frank Brown, sisters of the bereaved wife of Clinton, attended the funeral, which was conducted at the home in Liberty at 10:00 a.m. last Friday by Dr. Mangum.

CRIGLER, Edna Marie
b: Feb 24 1911, Glasgow, Howard Co, MO
d: Feb 20 2001, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Laurel Oak Cemetery CR-DY, Windsor, Windsor Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Hadley Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Feb 22 2001 - Edna Marie Crigler, 89, Windsor, died Tuesday evening, February 20, 2001, at golden Valley Hospital, Clinton. She was born February 24, 1911, in Glasgow, the daughter of Logue Bicknell Crigler and Mary Amelia (Apel) Crigler. Miss Crigler graduated from Glasgow High School in 1929. After graduation she took care of her parents and grandmother until they died. When her father died in June 30, 1943, she went to Kansas City to go to work at North American Aviation Company for two years. At the end of the war she was employed at the Sunshine Biscuit Company until her retirement February 28, 1973. On April 17, 1973, she moved to Lincoln. She then moved to Windsor where she lived until her death. She is survived by three nieces, Ellen Marie Barker, Rosewell, New Mexico, Charlotte Elizabeth Webb. Kingsville, and Esther Weaver, Jacksonville, Florida; one nephew, Fred Crigler, Atlanta, Georgia; numerous great-nieces, great-nephews and cousins. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one brother, Rev. Fred B. Crigler in November 1984. Graveside services will be Saturday, at the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

CRISSMAN, Caroline SISLER
b: May 20 1823, Pennsylvania
d: Jul 8 1909, Ladue, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Bear Creek Cemetery, Bear Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Jul 17 1909 - Mrs. Caroline Sisler Crissman quietly passed away near midnight July 8, 1909. She was born in Pennsylvania in 1823 and was married to her now bereaved and aged husband, Oliver Crissman, in 1851. These two have walked hand in hand through the greater part of a century. Grandman, for the last six months, ahd been confied to her room by that dread disease, cancer. For nearly thirty years, this slow, sure death had been eating and poisoning her vitals. Only her strong will power and great courage kept her alive. Her last years were spent with her widowed daughter, Mrs. Maggie Miller, of Ladue. Dear old Grandma has passed over to the home she was so well prepared to receive. A member of the Bear Creek M. E. South. She spent a long life - over 86 years. Through forty years, her own family suffered not from sickness nor death. Then a daughter, Mrs. J. Huebner, was called to precede her. The other children, browing on in years, are left to mourn. Six were at their mother's bedside - Mrs. Kate McKean, F. M. Crissman, J. T. Crissman, P. S. Crissman, Mrs. Maggie Miller and Mrs. Ida Cowden. The other children - Frank Crissman, Mrs. Mollie McVey and Mrs. Gertie Ogan, living in other states, were not able to be present.

CRISSMAN, Mittie WILLIAMS
b: Dec 8 1865
d: Jul 27 1891, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Fields Creek Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Aug 1 1891 - Mrs. Frank Crissman, who has been in poor health for some time, died last Monday morning and was buried Tuesday evening in Fields Creek cemetery. Her death, tho not unexpected was a great misfortune to her family. Her maiden name was Williams.

CRITTENDEN, Jerry S.
b: Oct 12 1931
d: Nov 8 2004, Kansas City, Wyandotte Co, KS
bur: Cremation
arr:
Sheldon-Goodrich Funeral Home
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Nov 8 2004 - Major Jerry J.S. Crittenden, USMC (Retired), 73, Osceola, died Monday, November 8, 2004, in Kansas City, Kansas. Funeral services with military honors will be Friday, November 12, at the Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel in Osceola. Cremation following service.

 

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