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EADES, Lizzie
b: abt 1871, Grundy Co, MO
d: Feb 9 1886, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery EA-FU, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Mar 1886 - Miss Lizzie Eads died at her home in Clinton Tuesday afternoon, February 9, 1886 of congestion of the brain. She was mingling with her old associates Sunday and appeared in good health but was taken sick very suddenly and, in a short time, passed away. She was loved by all who knew her. She graduated from the high school of Clinton with first honors in a class of ten young ladies and was the first to be called away by death. She was organist of the choir of the M. E. Church and secretary of their Sunday School, both of which positions she resigned last Sabbath, expecting to start Wednesday for Trenton, where a class in music was awaiting her as a teacher. She was buried in Englewood.

EADS, Ruth Lynn "Ruthie"
b: May 7 1988, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
d: Jun 16 2007, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
bur: Garden City Cemetery, Garden City, Cass Co, MO
arr:
Dickey Funeral Home
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jun 22 2007 - Ruth Lynn "Ruthie" Eads, Garden City, 19, was born May 7, 1988, in Kansas City, the daughter of Ronald Dean and Rebecca Louise (Landzettel) Eads, and died Saturday, June 16, 2007, at Research Medical Center, Kansas City, as a result of an automobile accident. She was currently attending Regency Cosmetology School, Kansas City. She was a 2006 graduate of Sherwood High School, Creighton. She had lived in Kansas City, before moving to Garden City in 1996. She is survived by her parents, Ron and Becky Eads of the home; one brother Ron Eads Jr., and wife Ashley, Garden City; one sister Rachel Kurzwell and husband John, Archie; paternal grandparents, Jessie and Mary Eads, Kansas City; maternal great-grandmother Mabel Simpson, Pilot Knob; one nephew Blake Eads, Garden City; a niece Brielle Kurzwell, Archie; other relatives and many friends. Funeral services were held Wednesday, June 20, at Dickey Funeral Home, Garden City, with interment in the Garden City Cemetery.

EAGER, Jacob Daniel
b: Aug 11 2001, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
d: Aug 11 2001, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery EA-FU, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Aug 28 2001 - Jacob Daniel Eager, infant son of Justin Daniel and Sarah Nicohl (Jacobs) Eager of Peculiar, died Saturday, August 11, 2001, at Baptist Medical Center, Kansas City. He was preceded in death by his material grandmother, Lou Ann (Dickey) Armintrout. Besides his parents, he is survived by his maternal grandfather, and step-grandmother, Richard and Rehnee Jacobs; maternal step-grandfather, Buck Armintrout, all of Harrisonville; paternal grandparents, Mike and Joyce Eager, Belton; maternal great-grandparents, Bill J. and Wilma Dickey, Harrisonville; maternal great-grandmother, Ruth Jacobs, Creighton; paternal great-grandmother, Linnie Smith, Clinton; maternal step-great-grandmother, Wilma Armintrout, Harrisonville; aunts, uncles, other relatives and many friends. Graveside services were Tuesday, August 14, at Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

EAGER, Diana Lynn BROWN
b: Aug 29 1951, Kansas City, Wyandotte Co, KS
d: Oct 1 2011, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery EA-FU, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
arr: Vansant-Mills Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Oct 25 2011 - Diana Lynn Eager, 60, went to be with the Lord on October 1, 2011, at St. Joseph Hospital, Kansas City. She was born August 29, 1951, in downtown Kansas City, Kansas, at the old Providence Hospital to Donald LaMonte Brown and Katheryn Lorayne (Sampson) Brown. She and Richard Wayne Eager were united in marriage July 6, 1969. He was the first and only love of her life. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. Diana was a graduate in the Class of 1969 at Ruskin Senior High School. She was preceded in death by her parents and older sister Melva (Moree) Roderick. Diana leaves her husband Richard; son Bryan (Angela); brother Jeffrey (Debbie); two granddaughters, Amber and MacKenzie and numerous cousins. Funeral services were held at Vansant-Mills Chapel on Wednesday, October 5, 2011. Interment was in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

EAGER, George F.
b: May 12 1932, Lincoln, Benton Co, MO
d: Dec 8 2000, Lee's Summit, Jackson Co, MO
bur: Lee's Summit Cemetery, Lee's Summit, Jackson Co, MO

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Dec 15 2000 - George F. Eager, 68, Lee's Summit and formerly of Clinton, died Friday, December 8, 2000, at Lee's Summit Hospital. Funeral services will be Monday at Langsford Funeral Home. Burial will be in Lee's Summit Cemetery. He was born May 12, 1932, in Lincoln and then lived in Lee's Summit for 34 years. He served in the United States Army during the Korean conflict. He retired from General Motors Fairfax as a maintenance supervisor. He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Lora Eager of the home; two sons, Tracy Eager and his wife Shelly and their children Amanda and Kyle of Columbia, Tennessee, and Robin Eager and his wife Kelly, and their children Megan and Matthew of Lee's Summit; six brothers, Charles Eager of Pleasant Hill, Earnest Eager of Grandview, John Eager of Metamora, Michigan, Rev. James Eager of Clinton, Richard Eager of Clinton and Mike Eager of Belton; four sisters, Betty Heimsoth and Ola Hoover, both of Lee's Summit, Margie Maxwell of Windsor and Donna Faye Eager of Reno, Nevada; his mother-in-law and father-in-law, Harley and Opal Hoover of Clinton; many nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews and many dear family members and friends.

EAGLE, John Edwin
b: Jun 23 1850, Quincy, Adams Co, IL
d: Feb 2 1938, Liberty, Clay Co, MO

Clinton MO, Feb 1938 - John Edwin Eagle, pioneer merchant of Clinton, died at the Odd Fellows Home in Liberty, Mo., February 2, where he had made his home many years. Mr. Eagle came to Clinton as a young boy in the early 50's from his birthplace, Quincy, Ill., with his mother and her husband, J. G. Dorman. He was a graduate of the Westminster College at Fulton and became an expert bookkeeper and merchant. He shared in the exciting incidents of the War Between the States, caring for younger brothers and sisters, and twice assisted his stepfather J. G. Dorman, in saving the County records when the courthouse was threatened. Once they made the trip to Sedalia on horseback in one hour and 45 minutes, carrying haversacks of records. He was a charter member of the Clinton I.O.O.F. Lodge; a proud Chavalier of the order of Canton I.O.O.F. of Kansas City, Mo., to which he was deeply attached, also to the Clinton Rebekah Lodge; The Olive Branch Rebekah Lodge, Kansas City, Mo., and the Sheba Girls Circle of Springfield, Mo., who showered him with attentions. He is survived by one son, Harry Payne Eagle, and one great grandson and was laid to rest by the side of his wife and eldest son in the family lot at Kansas City.

EAGLESFIELD, Carrrol Frederick
b: Aug 16 1915, Garden City, KS
d: Aug 3 2006, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur: Cremation
arr:
Vansant-Mills Funeral Home
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Aug 31 2006 - Carrol Frederick Eaglesfield was born in Garden City, Kansas, August 16, 1915 and lived in Oklahoma and Arkansas as a young child. He graduated from Clinton High School in 1933, went on to college at Southwest Baptist College in Bolivar, Missouri; Texas Christian College; and graduated from the University of Missouri. A dedicated hunter, fisher and trapper in his teens, he had fantasies of making a living in Alaska as a big game hunter and guide, but was too sensible to pursue this idea. What he actually planned was a career in pharmacy or medicine and thus he majored in organic chemistry in college. This inclination toward the scientific study of the natural world, and an active personal role in the outdoors never really left him, and returned full force in the 1960s. But in the 1930s and 1940s his life took a different turn. He heard, and heeded, God's call to the ministry and to the foreign mission field. He took a Doctor of Divinity degree at the Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas. By then he had already pastored at small country churches in western Missouri, and after finishing seminary he pastored at churches in east Texas and northern Louisiana. While at one of these churches, the Southern Baptist Foreign Mission Board, headquartered in Richmond, Virginia, appointed him to the mission field. By mutual agreement, the particular field was Africa, a good fit for a man who was a natural hunter and who had been deeply dismayed by the racism he had come face to face with in the deep South of the 30s and 40s. By this time he had a young family, having married Ida Pauline (Polly) Gadberry in 1937. They had a son, George David, born in 1941, and a daughter, Carol Ann, born in 1944. Curiously, both children, like their mother, were called by their middle names their entire life. In early 1945 the family flew by seaplane to the Azores, then on to Lisbon, Portugal, where they were off-loaded to await transportation south to West Africa. But planes departing Portugal for destinations south and west were scarce in early 1945, since Germans fleeing Europe were paying huge sums to the local airline representatives in Portugal and Spain for seats on planes bound for West Africa and on across to Brazil and Argentina. Weeks later, the family arrived in West Africa, specifically Nigeria, where Carrol and Polly lived and worked until 1965. Carrol's first assignment in Nigeria, after six months of language study (Yoruba) and orientation, was to the staff of the Nigerian Baptist Seminary in Ogbomosho (pronounced roughly "oag-BOME-oh-shaw" with the O's sounded about midway between an "OH" and an "AW") in southwestern Nigeria, for it was the policy of the Baptists from the beginning to emphasize the training of Nigerian Christians as school teachers, nurses and church leaders. Many people do not realize that most missionaries (of all denominations) spend very little time preaching, either from the pulpit or from the shade of the mango tree. Instead, they spend their time establishing schools, seminaries and teaching hospitals. The direct ministry and service to the Africans is thus carried out by the Africans themselves, and eventually the Africans themselves also take over the teacher training colleges, the seminaries, publishing houses and hospitals. Carrol taught Greek, Hebrew and Old Testament theology at the seminary in Ogbomosho. Carrol was a very practical man with a mechanical bent. Further, he had worked in a print shop as a teenager. Thus he was soon appointed to head up the fledgling Nigerian Baptist Press in 1947. He established and slowly built up a very organized and efficient publishing house, of course training the African staff to eventually take over as he went along. It wasn't easy. One giant printing press arrived from America in 14 separate crates -- without one word of assembly instructions. Fortunately, there was a single photograph of the assembled machine and that was (barely) enough to get the thing assembled and operational. He chose the best equipment from America, England and Germany that his limited budget could afford, and printed millions upon millions of pieces of mostly educational materials. Again to most peoples' surprise, he did not print either bibles or hymn books. As time passed, the early interests in science and biology resurfaced. Carrol was transferred to a teaching position in a teacher training college. As a teacher, he specialized in biology. On his furlough years (usually missionaries in tropical zones spend every fourth year back in the United States) he picked up a Master of Science from Kansas State College (Pittsburgh, Kansas), then came within a whisker of a Ph.D. in zoology from the University of Missouri (Columbia), lacking only the completion of a dissertation on the weaver birds of West Africa. He spent the rest of his mission career teaching biology, including teaching Darwinian evolution as the great unifying theory of all biology -- zoology and botany alike. This did not trouble him at all. If evolution was God's chosen way to populate the earth with all manner of plants and creatures, Carrol Eaglesfield was not about to question the Heavenly Wisdom. Eventually Carrol and Polly and their third child, John Frederick (who also wound up being called "Fred" after flirtations with "John" and "John Frederick") retired from the mission field. Back in the States, Carrol taught biology at both the high school and collegiate levels for the next 20 years. Meanwhile, his personal interests within biology had shifted from zoology to botany. This fit in very well with his lifelong interest in photography. It is a lot easier and more productive to photograph plants than animals, especially for a man increasingly slowed by arthritis in, seemingly, every joint in his body. After his retirement from this retirement career in the colleges and high schools of Missouri, he took the volunteer route to keeping busy. He joined various botanical and conservationist organizations. His special favorites were the loosely organized Native Plant Societies of whatever locale he settled in: eastern Missouri, western Missouri, out to the state of Washington for several years (where hip replacement surgery gave years of renewed vigor to long hikes far up into the Cascade mountains carrying camera and tripod), and finally back to his high school home in Clinton in western Missouri. In every town in which he settled he joined the Native Plant Society, often playing a leadership role in the local chapter. At this late point in his life he devoted much of his spare time to photography with good results, though this unfortunately meant the abandonment of other forms of the arts which had given him much pleasure in earlier years. He was a good painter in oils, and played excellent trumpet, french horn, cornet (his personal favorite) and a little saxophone, but nobody who knew him only late in life would ever guess he had ever possessed these talents. He went on his last field trip in early July, 2006, guiding visitors from the East Coast through some of the glades west of Deepwater to view birds and wildflowers. The pleasure he took from that last outing was a great pleasure for the visitors from the east to see. The next day, exchanging farewells, he quietly remarked that he felt his life's work was done and that he did not really expect to live out the summer. Three weeks later he suffered a stroke. Coincidentally, Polly was in the same hospital recovering from a broken hip. Less than a week after the stroke, Carrol died quietly in Polly's company, a victim of congestive heart failure. His death came ten weeks after his 69th wedding anniversary and two weeks before his 91st birthday. He is survived by his wife, Polly, his two sons David and Fred, and a grandson, Mark David Eaglesfield (who goes by his first name). A memorial service will be held August 10 at the Christian Church in Clinton. Carrol's very strong wishes were that his ashes be scattered on a certain conservation tract of tall-grass prairie in western Missouri and that will be done later this summer.

EAGLESFIELD, May G. FREDERICK
b: Dec 30 1893, Hancock Co, IL
d: Aug 18 1981, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Tebo Church Cemetery, Leesville Twp, Henry Co, MO
Mrs. May G. Eaglesfield, 87, 705 S. Second St., Clinton, died Tuesday, August 18, 1981, at Golden Valley Hospital. She was born in Hancock County, IL, and had lived in Clinton since 1929. She was a beautician, retiring in 1958. She was a member of the First Baptist Church. She is survived by one son, the Rev. Carrol Eaglesfield; one brother, Dr. J. W. Frederick of Supulpa, OK; one sister, Mrs. Grace Newfield, Springdale, AR. Funeral services were Friday at the First Baptist Church with burial in the Tebo Cemetery.

EAGLESFIELD, Pauline "Polly" GADBERRY
b: Dec 28 1916, Texas
d: Dec 3 2008, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
arr:
Vansant-Mills Funeral Home
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 16 2009 - Pauline, or Polly, (Gadberry Eaglesfield was born in Texas in 1916 and left this earth Wednesday night, Dec. 3, 2008, three weeks short of her 92nd birthday. Still an infant, her parents moved to Carthage where Polly and her older sister, Bonnie, grew up. It was not an easy life. The girls' mother, Ida Prickett Gadberry, died of tuberculosis in 1920. Her father, John Gadberry, and his second wife raised the girls. Polly learned to play the piano and flute and also had a fine singing voice. After high school she went to the Baptist College in Bolivar. There she met and became sweethearts with Carrol F. Eaglesfield. She was the yearbook queen and he was the class president and probably the best athlete at the school. He later received an invitation to try out for the 1936 Olympic team in one of his events, the long jump, in which he had already surpassed the then world record in practice, but he declined the invitation as the date clashed with something far more important to him, a preliminary visit to the country church looking for a new minister. He would not have won gold anyway. The incomparable Jesse Owens was on the 1936 Olympic team and set several new world records at the games, including in Carrol's event, the long jump. Back to Polly, she followed her athlete-minister man to the Baptist seminary in Fort Worth, Texas, where she attended classes also while Carrol was getting his Divinity degree. They married in May of 1937. They pastored at several small country churches in Texas and Louisiana until they joined the Southern Baptist Foreign Mission Board as missionaries to Nigeria, West Africa. By the time they reached Africa in 1945 they already had two small children (David, born in 1941, and Ann, born in 1944). They were stationed for two years in Ogbomosho, then a year in Port Harcourt. I won't repeat too many details from this period as that would repeat what you heard two years ago at Carrol's service. John Gadberry's second wife died In this period. After a furlough in the United States, they were stationed in lbadan, Nigeria, for a good many years and then finished off their mission career in the Lagos area. There a third child, John Frederick or Fred, Eaglesfield was born. He has dual citizenship! After more years in the Lagos area, they retired from the mission field and returned to Missouri, living in Hannibal, then the St. Louis area, then a couple of years in Clinton and then settled down for the next several years in Burlington, Washington (near Mt. Verson, well north of Seattle). They chose this area because their daughter, Ann, lived there with her second husband, Bob Criner. Polly's sister, Bonnie, her only sibling, died during these years, as did first John Gadberry's third wife, and soon John Gadberry himself. Polly was the final survivor of her immediate family. More heartache came when her daughter, Ann, died just before her 50th birthday. Soon Carrol and Polly moved back to Clinton and lived quietly on Westview Street for their remaining years. In their travels together, they at least touched many of the countries of Europe, nearly all of the countries of West Africa from Morocco down to Angola and I believe all of the 48 contiguous states. Polly's last wishes were to die at home and to have her ashes scattered on the same bit of Missouri prairie that hold Carroll's. The first wish was granted and the second soon will be. May they rest in peace together. Memorial services were held at First Christian Church, Clinton. on Saturday, Dec. 6.

EAST, Anita KERR
b: Nov 25 1937, Green Ridge, Pettis Co, MO
d: Jun 20 2008, Missouri
bur: Cremation
arr:
Dickey Funeral Home
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jun 23 2008 - Mrs. Anita Kerr East, 70, Harrisonville, was born Nov. 25, 1937, in Green Ridge, the daughter of Oscar and Faye (Wickham) Kerr and died on Friday, June 20, 2008. On Nov. 17, 1956, she married James Owen East of Calhoun, who preceded her in death in 1991. She retired from the Cass County Collector's Office in Harrisonville. Previously, she was employed for several years at the Cass County Library, the Cass County Historical Society, the Cass County Prosecutor's Office and a switchboard operator for the Cass County Courthouse and as a secretary for East Painting since 1961. She was a member of the First Baptist Church, Windsor. She had also been a member of the Log Cabin Quilters, Red Hats, Cass County Council on Aging, Youth Friends, Wal-Center 4-H Club, Rainbow Girls and room mother for the PTA. Besides her husband, she was also preceded in death by her parents and her brother, Raymond Floyd Kerr. She is survived by two daughters, Connie Shoemaker and husband, Chris, Lee's Summit, and Debbie Sharpe and husband Kevin, Moberly, and two sons, Kevin East and wife Shamera, Ballard, and Gary East and wife Anne, Harrisonville; six grandchildren, Coleson, Paige, Camryn, Cash, Samuel and Libby; sister, Mary Arminta Malin of Carl Junction; other relatives and many, many dear friends. Following cremation, a memorial service will be Tuesday, June 24, at Dickey Funeral Home, Harrisonville.

EAST, Audrey Mae GREEN PAXTON
b: Jul 22 1923, Leeton, Johnson Co, MO
d: Jan 8 2008, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Carpenter Cemetery, Chilhowee, Johnson Co, MO
arr: Vansant-Mills Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 10 2008 - Audrey Mae Paxton East, age 84 of Clinton, Missouri passed away Tuesday, January 8, 2008 at Golden Valley Memorial Hospital, Clinton. Funeral services will be Saturday, January 12 at the Vansant-Mills Funeral Home, Clinton, with burial in the Carpenter Cemetery, Chilhowee. She was the daughter of Roy and Julia (Keightley) Green, born July 22, 1923 in Leeton, Missouri, the eldest of ten children. She graduated from Leeton High School. Over the years she had worked for Vincent's Shoe Store, Farmers Elevator, and Simes Shoe Store, all in Clinton. Until her health prevented she worked at Twin Lakes Hospice, Clinton. She was member of the Tebo Baptist Church. On September 13, 1942, she married Virgil J. Paxton. He preceded her in death on November 11, 1970. On October 13, 1972, she married Wyatt East. He preceded her in death on April 18, 2000. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husbands, Virgil and Wyatt; an infant son and another son, Robert Leroy Paxton; one step son, Michael Wyatt East; one infant grandson, Charles Robert Gilmore; two sisters, Joan Tyree and Darline Smith and one brother, Alfred Leland Green. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Robert(Peggy) Gilmore, Chilhowee; a step daughter, Mrs. Gary(Sharon) Friar, Warsaw; two daughters-in-law, Mrs. Darrell (Beverly) (Paxton) Hayden and Nina East both of Clinton; two sisters, Winifred Hawke, Longview, Texas, and Wilma Anderson, Vienna, MO; four brothers, James Green, Sedalia, MO; Larry Green, California, MO; Roy Marion Green, Centertown, MO, and William Green, Paola, KS; four grandchildren, four step grandchildren, two great grandchildren, two step great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

EAST, Bessie LAWLER
b: Jan 14 1879, Henry Co, MO
d: Jun 24 1930, Nevada, Vernon Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery EA-FU, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Mrs. Bessie East, wife of Charles East, died at Nevada, Mo., Tuesday morning at 9 o'clock after a period of failing health which had lasted over a year. The deceased was born January 14, 1879, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Lawler and until her recent illness, spent her life within a few miles of her birthplace, 2 1/4 miles northeast of Hortense. Her aged parents survive her, and now make their home with their son, Ira Lawler, near Clinton. She was married September 5, 1895, to Mr. East, being hardly sixteen years old at the time of her marriage. Her husband and one son, Ira East, of Dodge City, Kansas, survive her. At the age of 14 years she joined the Good Hope Church, later transferring her church affiliation to Mount Gilead church about thirty years ago. She was a true Christian woman, who lived her religion and was beloved by all who knew her. Her life was devoted to serving the Lord and in making her loved ones happy. She delighted especially in her work in the Sunday school and prayer meetings. Besides her parents, her husband and son, Mrs. East also leaves two brothers and three sisters: Ira Lawler of Clinton; Will Lawler, and Mrs. Julia Weakley, of Amsterdam; Mrs. Josie Goet, and Mrs:. Edna Epperley, of Wheatland, Wyo. Funeral services were conducted at the graveside at Englewood Cemetery Wednesday afternoon. The son, Ira East and family, of Dodge City, Kans., and the sister and brother, Mrs. Julia Weakley and Will Lawler, of Amsterdam, Bates County, came to attend the funeral.

EAST, Elizabeth Susan "Bettie" HARVEY
b: Sep 27 1847, California, Moniteau Co, MO
d: Jun 2 1933, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Good Hope Cemetery, Bethlehem Twp, Henry Co, MO
The spirit of Mrs. Elizabeth East slipped quietly and peacefully into eternity at 8:30 o'clock Friday morning, June 2nd. She had rested well all the night before and in the early morning hours her sleep grew lighter. Loved ones anxiously awaited her awakening but she never respond to the touch of dear ones here; she awoke to the dawn of a new day over on that Beautiful Shore. Susan Elizabeth Harvey was born September 27, 1848, at California, Mo. When a small child she moved to Henry County, near Coal with her parents, where she grew to womanhood. At the age of 19 years she united with the Good Hope church, and soon later was married to George East. This was a happy union. They made their home near the present site which is nine miles directly east of Clinton. Ten children blessed this home but only five are now living. Hand in hand they worked, rearing their children and making a home. Mrs. East was a splendid home maker, excelling in arts of domesticity. She was a woman with beauty and strength of character, one worthy of attention. Her mission has been fulfilled, the mission that God gave to woman--Motherhood, and the rearing of a family. What greater work can woman do? This was a home that was blessed with the laughter and tears of boys and girls and a home blessed with peace and abundance. George East departed from this life in October 1917. Since that time, the daughter, Miss Dora, had been a faithful, devoted companion to her mother, caring for her and doing untold deeds of kindness, trying to make her mother comfortable and to make her dark hours brighter. Grandma East was blessed with good health during most of her life. One month before her death she fell and seriously injured her hip, suffering intensely until the last. She told her loved ones that "Her Day's Work Was Done" and wished that her Saviour would call for her. Her children and grandchildren will remember her as one who understood their joys and sorrows and was anxious to win their confidence. She was true to her God-given trusts, staunch, faithful, without faltering by the wayside. How men and women of today need such courage and vim to sail life's voyages. After all the daily life is the test of a Christian's living. The fact that she lived here for nearly 86 years is evidence that the Heavenly Father approved of her works and living. She is survived by the following children: Chas., Will, James and Miss Dora East, all living near the home place, and Mrs. Ollie Thomas of Billings, Montana. Another daughter, Mrs. Kate Trolinger, whose home was at Dillon, Mont., passed away about one year ago. Two sisters, Mrs. Lee Hallford and Mrs. Josie Hurst, east of Clinton, survive; also one brother, Peyton Harvey, resides near Excelsior Springs, Mo. There are 13 grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at the Good Hope church of which she was a member at the time of her death. The active pall bearers were four of her grandsons, Wayne, Wyatt, Raymond and Ira East, and Tom Smith and Gray Lawler. Interment was in cemetery near by.

EAST, Joan Ann MEIROTTO
b: Jul 29 1927, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
d: Aug 10 2011, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
bur: Cremation

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Aug 19 2011 - Joan Ann East, 84, Leawood, Kansas, died August 10, 2011, at Kansas City Hospice House. She was born July 29, 1927, to James and Violet Meirotto of Clinton. Joan was an active member of St. Thomas More Catholic Church and School and Church of the Nativity. She volunteered for several nonprofit organizations, including Ladies of Charity and Notre Dame de Sion and Rockhurst High School. On November 7, 1947, Joan married Ira (Bozo) East, also from Clinton. They met in second grade and here high school and college sweethearts. Joan dedicated her life to raising her children. For the past 25 years she worked in the family business, Ira F. East Reality. She is survived by her children, Anne East Austin and her husband Jim, Jane East Rowe and her husband John, and Jeff East. Six grandchildren brought her great joy, Matthew East Austin and wife Lindsey, and great-granddaughter, Charlotte, Jason Rowe, Margaret Rowe, Alexander East, Meagan Austin Guynes and Maddison East. She is also survived by her sister, Pat Henry and her husband Keith; sister-in-law, Kathleen East Smith and her husband Warren Dee, and several nieces and nephews, Ronnie Henry, Karol Henry Sydel, Mark Smith, Janelle Smith, Dan Daugherty, Connie Boone, John Marolf and Jim Marolf. Preceding her in death were her parents; her son, James Ronald East; her sisters, Mary Bernice Daugherty and Margaret Marolf, and nephew, Kenny Henry. Mass of Christian Burial was August 16 at the Church of the Nativity in Leawood, Kansas.

EAST, Mary Maud AUSTIN
b: Apr 28 1938, Henry Co, MO
d: Jan 23 2007, near Coal, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery EA-FU, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
arr: Vansant-Mills Funeral Home

Clinton MO - Mary Maud East, age 68 of Clinton, Missouri passed away Tuesday, January 23, 2007 at her home. Funeral services will be Friday, January 26, 2007 at Vansant-Mills Chapel, Clinton with burial in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton. Mrs. East was born in Henry County, Missouri the daughter of Paul Eugene and Opal Georgia Owen Austin. She was a member of the Tebo Baptist Church, Clinton. She is survived by her husband, Gene of the home; one son, Lyle East and wife, Lois of Clinton; two daughters, Pam Doak and husband, Tim of Galena, Missouri and Joy DeLozier and husband, John of Clinton; one brother, Paul Austin of Kingsville, Missouri; two sisters, Jean Gray and husband, J. K. of Independence, Missouri and Jan Adams and husband, Bruce of Stockton, California; seven grandchildren, Jeremiah Doak and wife, Chasity, Jill Ragan and husband, Matt, Josh Doak, Danielle DeLozier, Levi East, Stephanie Cooper and husband, Curt and Christian DeLozier and wife, Sibyl and five great grandchildren, Maddy Ragan, Maci Doak, Shelby Ragan, Jack Cooper and Olivia Cooper.

EAST, Michael Wyatt "Mickey"
b: Oct 28 1953, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
d: May 19 2005, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery EA-FU, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
arr: Vansant-Mills Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jun 8 2005 - Michael Wyatt East was born October 28, 1953, in Clinton, the son of Wyatt and Anna Blanche (Gray) East. He died at his home in Clinton on May 19, 2005, at the age of 51 years. Mickey was a lifelong resident of Henry County. He was a graduate of Calhoun High School where he played basketball with the Calhoun Eagles. He had a love for his "Chopper", Mustang and Chevelle Super Sport, sometimes racing at the KCI Raceway. He also had a love for horses, often working them with his dad, Wyatt. Mickey was a past member of the Calhoun School Board; a member of the First Christian Church, Clinton, where he was a past deacon. He was a retail grocer for over 20 years from stocker to carryout at IGA, to part owner of IGA in Warrensburg to assistant manager at Consumer's and then Country Market. He was an insurance agent with the Henry County Mutual and was a member of the Henry County Public Water Supply District #3, which he helped set up. He was also a member of the Clinton Chamber of Commerce. He was preceded in death by his mother and father, Anna and Wyatt East, and a brother Dale Wyatt East. He is survived by two daughters, Megan East of Kansas City and Mackenzie East of Calhoun, and their mother, Nina East of Calhoun; one sister, Sharon Friar and husband Gary, Warsaw, and a niece, Alisha Holt and husband Jeremy, and a great-niece, Rakaylah Holt; a nephew Jared Friar; his stepmother, Audrey East; cousins, Mike and Sue Robinson and Pam and Kevin Little, and a number of other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held at the First Christian Church, Clinton, Saturday, May 21. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

EAST, Stella Bell CHASTAIN
b: Mar 9 1885, near Leesville, Henry Co, MO
d: Oct 26 1932, near Hortense, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery EA-FU, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Mrs. Will East died at her home, ten miles east and one mile north of Hortense, Wednesday morning, after an illness of about a year during which time she was bedfast practically all the time. She was 47 years, 7 months and 17 days of age. Stella Chastain was born March 9, 1885, about a half mile east of Tebo church and all of her life had been spent in Henry County with the exception of a few years when she lived in Kansas. She was a good Christian woman and a member of the Baptist church since a girl. She will be greatly missed for she had many friends. Besides her husband, she leaves three sons, Wayne, northwest of Clinton, Raymond and Wyatt and one daughter, Faye, all at home; sisters, Mesdames Mary Wood, Laura Murt Cecil and Corrine Lawler; brothers, Ernest and Earl; one grandson, Billy Roland East, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Wayne East, other relatives and a host of friends. The funeral services will be conducted Thursday afternoon (today) at the home and interment will be in Englewood. -- OBITUARY: As softly and submissively to God's will as the falling of the autumn leaves, so did the spirit of the loved one wend its way heavenward. Stella Chastain, daughter of James B. and Betha Chastain was born near Leesville, March 8, 1885, and died at her Home near Hortense October 26, 1932. She was united in marriage with Wm. East, January 24, 1906. To this union four children were born, all of whom survive. She leaves to mourn a loving husband, three sons, Wayne, of Clinton; Raymond and Wyatt at home; one daughter, Audra Faye at home, also one grandson and one daughter-in-law, the wife of Wayne; her mother, two brothers, three sisters. Her father preceded her in death about five years ago. She leaves a host of friends for she was a true friend and neighbor. All was done that loving hands could do but nothing could stay the inexorable hand of death. At about the age of nine years she professed faith in her God and united with the Tebo Baptist church of which she was a faithful member at death. It can truly be said of her that for the hour of death she had lived and for the going hence she had made preparation. Her daily life for the past two years that she had been an invalid had been spent in instructing her family how to live closer to the Supreme Ruler. She got her instructions from the Bible, for the first thing laid on her bed at morning was her Bible, that was marked with the beloved verses, by her. Many times she talked of the time when she would go Home. Her influence was not only felt in her own home, but the entire community and every visitor she had, and they have been many, felt as they left her, they had been drawn close to Heaven thru the messages she gave with her weakened voice. Surely a good wife and mother has gone home. Funeral services were conducted Thursday at her home. Interment was at Englewood.

EAST, Walter Wyatt
b: Sep 5 1912, Henry Co, MO
d: Apr 18 2000, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery EA-FU, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
arr: Vansant-Mills Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 19 2000 - Walter Wyatt East, 87, Clinton, died Tuesday, April 18, 2000, at Golden Valley Hospital, Clinton. - Later Issue: Walter Wyatt East was born on September 5, 1912, in Henry County, near the Hortence area. He was the third of four children born to Will East and Stella Chastain. He was preceded in death by his brothers, Wayne and Raymond. At the age of eight, the East family moved to Dodge City, Kansas. There they farmed and Wyatt began to develop his passion for horses. A few years later he moved back to the Henry County area of his roots where he lived the remainder of his life. At a young age, Wyatt accepted Christ and was baptized in Tebo Creek, close to his present home. As a young man, Wyatt worked on the pipeline with this team of horses. It was during this time he met and married Anna Blanche Gray on April 2, 1938. To this union three children were born, Dale Wyatt (who died at birth), Sharon Ann and Michael Wyatt. Wyatt and Anna bought the farm where he currently resided. He started a dairy operation and delivered milk in the nearby towns for about 20 years. Anna preceded Wyatt in death on June 18, 1962. Wyatt always had horses and turned that hobby into a thriving business. He would spend hours tending to them and took great pride in selling his yearlings in Oklahoma. On October 13, 1972, Wyatt married Audrey May Green Paxton. Together they continued to operate the farm with cattle and horses. Wyatt particularly enjoyed any and all opportunities to visit with his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren as they were the lights of his life. Throughout his life, Wyatt was an active member of the community as an ASCS director, Calhoun School Board member, Springfield Township Road Board member, Calhoun Colt Show Committee member, American Quarter Horse Association member and at the time of his death was a member of the Tebo Baptist Church. Surviving him are his loving wife, Audrey of the home; daughter, Sharon Ann Friar and her family of Warsaw; his son, Michael Wyatt East and his family of Calhoun; his sister, Faye Raney of Lakewood, Colorado; Deanna Sue Robinson and her family of Clinton, Beverly Paxton and her family of Clinton, Peggy Gilmore and her family of Chilhowee, and numerous cousins, nieces, nephews and a host of friends. Wyatt loved life and truly loved his daily interaction with people. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends. Funeral services were held at the Vansant-Mills Chapel on Friday, April 21. Burial was in the Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

EAST, William Raymond
b: Sep 7 1910, Henry Co, MO
d: Sep 2 1996, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery EA-FU, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Raymond East, 85, rural Clinton, died Monday, September 2, 1996, at the Golden Valley Memorial Hospital in Clinton. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, September 4, at the Consalus Chapel, Clinton. Burial will be in the Englewood Cemetery, Clinton. Mr. East was born September 7, 1910, in Henry County, the son of Will and Stella Chastain East. He was married to Isabel La Ront, who preceded him in death November 4, 1985. Mr. West was a retired farmer and was a lifelong resident of this area. He was a member of the Coal Methodist Church. He is survived by two sons, Gene Raymond East and wife Mary Maude, and Jay Dean East and wife Hazel; one brother, Wyatt East, all of Clinton; one sister, Faye Raney of Colorado; four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

EASTER, Allen
b: Mar 1795, Ohio
d: Jan 3 1902, Johnson Co, MO
bur:
Providence Cemetery, Post Oak Twp, Johnson Co, MO
Post Oak, Johnson County, Missouri, Jan 4 1902 - Allen Easter took sick suddenly last Saturday night, a week ago with a hard chill, which ran into the typhoid, and died at 7 o'clock Friday night. He lived to be 105 years old. He was laid to rest in Providence Cemetery. Uncle Allen leaves a wife and daughter to mourn his loss.

EASTER, Edith Charlene WAREHAM
b: Oct 3 1918, Henry Co, MO
d: Jan 13 2011, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery EA-FU, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
arr: Vansant-Mills Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Feb 28 2011 - Edith Charlene Easter, 92, was born in Clinton on October 3, 1918, and departed this life on January 13, 2011. Preceding her in death were her parents, James and Dena Wareham; her sons, Roy Gene (Pole) and Lawrence (Butch) Easter; sisters, Pauline Cates, Lois Fetters, and brother, Pete Wareham. Edith was a devoted Christian, mother and grandmother who thrived on spending time with her children and grandchildren. she was an avid Bible and novel reader and enjoyed spending countless hours tending to her flower gardens and indoor plants. She retired from Safeway stores in the fall of 1980 and continued working as a seamstress for area businesses on the Square until she was 88 and her health began to fail. Survivors include daughters, Joyce Stratton and husband Willis, Sandra Randel and son Robert (Bob) Easter; sister Yvonne (Bonnie) Kampe; brother James Wareham; 16 grandchildren, 36 great-grandchildren and 13 great-great-grandchildren; along with a host of nieces and nephews. Services for Edith were held on Tuesday, January 18, at Vansant-Mills Funeral Home, Clinton. Interment was in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

EASTER, Lawrence V. "Butch"
b: Jul 25 1944
d: Apr 13 2006, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery EA-FU, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Daily Democrat, Apr 17 2006 - Lawrence V. "Butch" Easter, 62, Clinton, died Thursday, April 13, 2006, at his home in Clinton. Funeral services were Monday, April 17, at the Friendly Pentecostal Church, Clinton, with burial in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton. He is survived by his wife Linda of the home; two sons, Robert Easter and wife Peggy, and Jake Easter, all of Clinton; one daughter Sherrie McElwee and husband Brad, Lee's Summit; his mother Edith Easter, Clinton; five brothers, Roy (Pole) Easter, Bob Easter, Vernon Easter, all of Clinton, Jeff Easter of Terrell, Texas, and David Russell of Lansing, Kansas; five sisters, Joyce Stratton and Sandy Pickering, both of Clinton, Tonette Blasius and Noreen Walker of Terrell, Texas, and Juanita Kelley, Oregon City, Oregon, and four grandchildren, Cody Easter, Dannie Easter, Adam Easter and Dillon McElwee.

EASTER, Roy Gene "Pole"
b: Jun 24 1940, Norris, Henry Co, MO
d: Jul 15 2007, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery EA-FU, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
arr: Vansant-Mills Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Aug 17 2007 - Roy Gene "Pole" Easter was born June 24, 1940, in Norris, to Leroy and Edith Charlene Wareham Easter. He died July 15, 2007, at Golden Valley Hospital, Clinton, at the age of 67. Pole was a lineman and owner of Pole Line Electrical, Clinton. He was a member of Save Our World Ministries, IBEW Local 53, Kansas City and the ICFM. He is survived by his wife Nadine of the home; his mother Edith of Clinton; one son James Martin Easter, Clinton; three daughters, Rita E. Ward of Blairstown, Jacky M. Clark of Linden, Tennessee, and Vicki Gilbert of Clinton; five brothers, Robert Easter of Blairstown, David Russell of Lansing, Kansas, Vernon Easter of Gillette, Wyoming, Jeff Easter of Terrell, Texas, and Jimmie Clark; five sisters, Tonette Blauis and Noreen Walker, both of Terrell, Texas, Wanita Kelley of Oregon City, Oregon, Joyce Stratton of Clinton and Sandy Randall of Warrensburg; 12 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his father Leroy Easter, and two brothers, Lawrence "Butch" Easter and Leroy Easter Jr. Services were held July 19 at the First Assembly of God Church, Clinton, with burial in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

EATON, Ernest A. "Buck"
b: Mar 29 1921, Mattoon, Coles Co, IL
d: May 5 2002, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery EA-FU, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
arr: Vansant-Mills Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, May 7 2002 - Ernest A. "Buck" Eaton, 81, Clinton, died Sunday, May 5, 2002, at Westwood Nursing Center, Clinton. Funeral services will be Wednesday, May 8, at First Baptist Church, Clinton, with burial in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton. - Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, May 22 2002 - Ernest Allen (Buck) Eaton was born on March 29, 1921, in Mattoon, Illinois. A few years after his birth, his parents, James Albert and Mary Lucinda Sacarissie Outland Eaton, and his five brothers and sisters moved to a farm outside of Calhoun. There the family built a wonderful life, working hard and enjoying life to the fullest. Buck attended and graduated from Calhoun High School where he and his special teammates won the Missouri State Basketball title two consecutive years. This was accomplished during a time when the games in Calhoun were played on an outdoor court, which made playing in the State finals on an indoor court very interesting because you did not have to make adjustments for the wind. After graduation, Buck enrolled and began attending college at Central Missouri State College, but a few months later he joined the Army to help the effort in World War II. Upon completion of his basic training, he was assigned to the 53rd Field Artillery Unit, where he served his country with honor and valor in New Guinea, Hawaii, the Philippines and Korea until the victorious conclusion for the United States. Buck made many lasting friendships with men from all over the united States. These men and their families have been gathering in Springfield every other year on the week of July 4 to keep in touch with their "Army Buddies" and their families. Upon his return from World War II, Buck married the love of his life, Margie Marie Delozier on March 2, 1946. Buck and Margie made their home in the Clinton area where Buck farmed for five years and worked for the Clearfield Cheese Company, later known as Schreiber Foods, for 34 years. Together they also owned and managed the Eaton roller rink for 25 years. If Buck had a dollar for every person he picked up or helped teach to skate, he would have died a millionaire. For 56 years, Buck was richly blessed by the countless joys and rewards he experienced as the loving husband of Margie. Together they were blessed as the proud parents of three wonderful children, Allen Eugene, Donald Keith and Kent Edward. They were blessed once more by the addition of their daughters-in-law, Vicki, Brenda and Glenna. Later the blessing was made complete by the addition of their five grandchildren, Jennifer Dawn, Alex Travis, Andrea Marie, Nathaniel Tobias and Brianna Denae Eaton. Besides spending time with Margie, Buck's utmost joy was spending time with his grandchildren. Buck attended the First Baptist Church of Clinton. There he served as a Sunday School teacher, a Sunday School Department director, a deacon and the position he enjoyed the most, "The Cookie Man", delivering cookies and juice to the children Sunday School Departments for many years. One friend of the family made the statement, "The children in heaven are a little happier today, because the cookie Man is there with them." Buck also enjoyed coaching his sons' baseball teams for several years. There were times that it seemed like he had 15 or 20 sons, not just three. He also was a member of the Clinton Chapter of Kiwanis Club International and the VFW Post #1894. Buck was preceded in death by his parents, James Albert and Mary Lucinda Sacarissie Eaton; two brothers, Edward and John Eaton, and one sister, Carrie Rolsin. He is survived by h is wife, Margie Marie Eaton of the home; three sons and their wives, Allen and Vicki Eaton of Schaumburg, Illinois, Don and Brenda Eaton of Clinton, and Kent and Glenna Eaton of Lee's Summit. Buck is also survived by five grandchildren, Jennifer Jackson and her husband, Slade, Lee's Summit, Alex Eaton of New Britain, Connecticut, Andrea Eaton of Omaha, Nebraska, Nathaniel Eaton and Brianna Eaton of Lee's Summit. In addition, he is survived by two sisters, Jessie Lovell of Clinton, and Alice Hall, Sedalia, as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins.

EATON, Margie Marie DELOZIER
b: Jul 21 1925, E of Clinton, Henry Co, MO
d: Sep 13 2005, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery EA-FU, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
arr: Vansant-Mills Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Oct 6 2005 - Margie Marie Eaton was born east of Clinton July 21, 1925, the daughter of Marvin and Opal (Shanks) DeLozier. She died Tuesday, September 13, died Tuesday, September 13, 2005, at Research Hospital, Kansas City. Marie attended Hortense Elementary School and graduated from Coal High School in 1943. Soon after graduation, the family moved into Clinton where she was employed at Simes Shoe Store. After World War II she married her lifelong mate, Ernest "Buck" Eaton on March 2, 1946. For a short time after their marriage they farmed. While there they served in the Mt. Giliad Baptist Church. Later they moved into Clinton where they spent the remainder of their lives. All of Margie's life she had a Clinton address. Upon their move into Clinton, they transferred their church memberships to the First Baptist Church where Margie served in many capacities, including church clerk for many years. The last few years, she volunteered to go to church each Monday and clean the pews of items left behind on Sunday, Margie also enjoyed being a part of the Catholic School reading program. She was employed by the Clinton School System as a librarian and she and Buck operated the Clinton Roller Rink where they made a safe place for the youth to come and have fun. Being musical herself, her delight was to attend concerts, plays and church events which her sons, daughters-in-law and grandchildren participated in. After lovingly taking care of her husband from a long illness, she enjoyed visiting shut-ins, rest homes or the hospital when others were ill. She also was thoughtful to remember people's birthdays or other special events with a card and usually a cherry note or letter. Margie was honored on her 80th birthday, less than two months ago, with a reception given by her boys and their families. She is survived by three loving sons and their wives, Allen and Vicki Eaton, Don and Brenda Eaton, Kent and Glenna Eaton; five grandchildren, Alex Eaton, Andrea Eaton, Jennifer Jackson, Nathaniel Eaton and Brianna Eaton; one great-granddaughter, Kolbe Jackson; one sister and her husband, Charlotte and Robert Hendricks; two nieces, Cathy Coquyt and Carin Gosch, and one nephew, Roger Carter. Also surviving are one aunt, Wanda Shanks; two sisters-in-law, Alice Hall and Faye Eaton, as well as several cousins and nieces and nephews by marriage and a host of friends. Funeral services were held at First Baptist Church, Clinton, Thursday, September 15. Interment was in Englewood Cemetery.

EATON, Paul McVey Sr.
b: Dec 28 1905, Shelbyville, Shelby Co, MO
d: Jul 24 2001, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
bur:
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Vansant-Mills Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Aug 22 2001 - Paul McVey Eaton, Sr. was born in Shelbyville, on December 28, 1905. He was the first son of George William Eaton and Flora Mae Reid. His great-grandparents, George Eaton and Rebecca Anderson Eaton, came to Missouri in 1832 from Mason County and Campbell County, Kentucky. They settled in Shelby County and had nine children, one of which was Harrison Eaton. Harrison married Mary Ann Stalcup in 1870 and they were the parents of Three children, George William, Annie Marie and Ethel Elizabeth. Thus, five generations of the Eaton family have been Missouri residents. Upon the death of his father, Paul had to assume the role as held of the household at the early age of 15 years. He spent the next five years of his life farming while his younger brother and sisters finished their high school education. He then went into the trucking business and worked all of his life in that field. He owned and leased trucks in Kansas City for a number of years. During World War II, he worked at the Pratt and Whitney plant in Kansas City where airplane engines were built. Later he contracted to haul airplane parts to California where they were assembled for the war effort. The family lived in Kansas City during the war years. In 1949 he moved his family to Clinton where he owned and operated a number of truck lines before retiring. The latter years of his productive life were spent on a small farm located between Clinton and Calhoun. He enjoyed working in the out-of-doors. He loved the animals on his farm and raised Black Angus cattle. They were like pets to him and he relished the quiet, peaceful life of retirement. Paul Eaton married Jessie Lee McCombs of Calhoun on October 19, 1928. She was born March 3, 1911. She preceded him in death on December 9, 1996. They had two children, both born in Calhoun. A daughter, Dorla Dean, was born September 10, 1929. She married Charles Keil Kemper of Clinton March 1, 1951. A son, Paul McVey Eaton, Jr., was born August 30, 1934. He married Mary Lou Foster of Clinton on October 19, 1957. Paul was a self-made businessman who achieved success even though fate denied him a formal education. He loved his family and took great delight in the accomplishments of his son, Paul McVey, Jr. and his daughter, Dorla Dean Eaton Kemper. He was determined to have both children graduate from college and be better prepared for life. Mr. Eaton and his wife, Jessie, were always there to encourage, love and help their children, as well as their grandchildren. In return they were also much loved and respected. He is survived by his son, Paul, and his wife, Mary Lou, Blue Springs, and his daughter, Dorla Dean, and her husband, Charles Keil Kemper, Granite Bay, California. He leaves five grandchildren, Kevin, Susan, Kara, Jeanne and Michael. He leaves eight great-grandchildren, Scott Paul, Christine, Amy Renee, Dana Charles, Eva Louise, Gavin McVey, Jesse Owen and Little Michael, seven months of age. He also leaves a close and dear sister-in-law, Eva McCombs Smith, and her husband, Wayne, who reside in Lake Jackson, Texas. We know that happiness is possible only when we reach out to attain constructive goals. We know that man must toil, his mind be happily occupied and his heart pure, to achieve the inner satisfaction which is peace. Paul Eaton lived that kind of life. He sowed good deeds where fields were fallow. He planted seeds of caring, sharing, loving and giving. He can now enjoy the final harvest of his life. Henry Van Dyke wrote, "There is only one way to get ready for immortality and that is to love this life and live it bravely and faithfully and cheerfully as best we can." Paul Eaton was a kind and gentle man who lived his life bravely and faithfully and cheerfully. He died on the 24th day of July, 2001, at Truman Medical Center in Kansas City. We are grateful for the life of Paul McVey Eaton, Sr. and know that the has passed on to a new and even lovelier world with his loving wife, Jessie Lee. Funeral services were held at the Vansant-Mills Chapel on Saturday, July 29. Interment was in the Calhoun Cemetery.

EBELING, Phyllis M. BYRUM
b: Sep 5 1947, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
d: Dec 18 2012, Kansas City, Wyandotte Co, KS
bur:
Laurel Oak Cemetery EA-FU, Windsor, Windsor Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Hadley Funeral Home

Phyllis Ebeling, 65, of rural Windsor, Missouri, passed away Tuesday, December 18, 2012, at the KU Medical Center, due to complications from her brave battle with cancer. On September 5, 1947, in Clinton, Mo., Herbert W. Byrum and Velma Mary (Summers) Byrum were blessed with a beautiful baby girl. She was carefully placed in the nursery with one other baby born that day. Soon a crowd gathered, staring in disbelief at the two babies in the nursery. The other baby born was premature and tiny, while Phyllis weighed in at a whooping 13 pounds – a record for the hospital. She grew up in a small house on the Byrum family farm in Leesville with her 5 sisters and 1 brother. Her rural upbringing fostered very close relationships with them, which continued her entire life. On October 8, 1965, in Leesville, Mo., she married Harold Lee Ebeling of Lincoln, Mo. Soon after, they started their family with the birth of their two sons, Shannon Harold and Jerrod Scott. Together they built a successful family farming business. She was very proud of her sons and all the success they’ve achieved in their personal, business and civic lives. Phyllis was a devout member of the Mt. Olivet Baptist Church for many years. She was an excellent Sunday school teacher and organized vacation bible school each summer for the church. Phyllis was unbeatable at parade float building. Along with her grand-children, she constructed the floats out of recycled and repurposed materials from her farm. It was a source of personal pride for her to construct her elaborate floats without spending one dime on the materials. Each year she entered her masterpiece in the annual Windsor parade and heaven help the other float builders who competed against her. Her artistic talents continued into other areas including scissor cutting, paper dolls and intricate snowflake garland strands. We all remember her hard work and efforts putting together the largest annual country garage sale around. She also loved morel mushroom hunting, going to auctions and digging through the boxes of junk and finding hidden treasures. The stuff that was left over from her auction finds ended up in the annual garage sale. She also loved listening to the scanner, collecting what-knots and little old things with character and vintage metal toys. More than anything, Phyllis loved her grandchildren. She was a most dedicated grandmother, teacher and playmate, spending many a day helping them with school projects, playing board games and filling water balloons for their summertime water balloon fights. She admired Sheldon, her eldest grandchild, for his hardworking spirit and kind and quiet nature. In her illness, Sheldon was the first to step in and help his grandpa with chores on the farm and running the trash route. Ty, the middle grandchild, is the one who inherited Phyllis’s hilarious sense of humor. She always knew she could count on him for a good laugh and to find the funny in everyday situations. Phyllis was very proud of his involvement in the school band playing drums. She also loved to talk about his wide variety of animals, stating “animals love Ty.” Haley, her first granddaughter, is the most athletic of all the grandchildren. She loved watching Haley play softball and other sports. Haley’s pretty blue eyes and beautiful complexion are mirror images of Phyllis as a young girl. Khloe, her youngest granddaughter, she considers to be the “miracle baby.” She was overjoyed when Khloe came along and was taken with the fact she looked just like her son Jerrod. Phyllis always enjoyed receiving a new piece of artwork from Khloe and proudly displayed it for all to see. She is survived by her husband, Harold, of the home; two sons, Shannon Ebeling and his wife Shelley; their children, Sheldon, Ty and Haley Ebeling; Jerrod Ebeling and his wife Lori and their daughter Khloe, all of Windsor, Mo.; 5 sisters, Veryl Willis and her husband John, Leesville, Mo.; LaRea Williams, Leesville, Mo.; Myrna Preston and her husband Jerry, Lee’s Summit, Mo.; Vicky Schley and her husband Mike, Leesville, Mo.; Mary Love and her husband Russell, Harrisonville, Mo.; one brother, Herbert Byrum and his wife Angelia, Tightwad, Mo.; her in-laws, Marvin and Sharon Ebeling, Peggy Ebeling, Joyce Ebeling, Leroy Anderson, and Don and Ethyl Freeman; 4 aunts, LaVerne McLerran, Perrie Lee Benson, Clarice North and Jane Huey; and an abundance of cherished nieces and nephews on both sides of the family. She was preceded in death by her parents, Herbert and Velma Byrum; 3 infant siblings; brothers-in-law, Jim Williams, Homer Ebeling, Bob Ebeling, and Ben Cockrum; and sisters-in-law, Goldie (Ebeling) Cockrum and Dorothy (Ebeling) Anderson. Funeral services will be Friday, December 21, 2012, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor, Mo. Burial will be in the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

EBERSOLE, Clara Fern GLASS
b: Jun 22 1932, Weston, Platte Co, MO
d: Jun 8 2004, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Laurel Oak Cemetery EA-FU, Windsor, Windsor Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Hadley Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jun 15 2004 - Clara Fern Ebersole, 71, Windsor, died early Tuesday morning, June 8, 2004, at Golden Valley Hospital, Clinton. She was born June 22, 1932, in Weston, the daughter of Joseph Sterling Glass and Mary Nadine (McQueen) Glass. She graduated from Windsor High School as a member of the Class of 1950. On September 8, 1950, at the parsonage of the First Baptist Church, Windsor, she married George Edward Ebersole, who survives of the home. While going to school, Fern worked at the Huston-Turner Funeral Home and for the Ellis Huston family. She later worked two years at the International Shoe Factory in Windsor. In 1951 she and her husband George, moved to a farm in southeast Johnson county where they lived for 43 years, as grain and livestock farmers. Fern was a wife, farmhand and mother, loving every minute of the time spent there at the farm. George and Fern retired and moved to Windsor in the spring of 1994. She was a member of the First Baptist Church, Windsor, teaching the Faithful Workers adult ladies Sunday School class for many years. She also was active in the Women On Mission and Doris Bellington Mission Groups of the church. Fern loved nature, especially trees, flowers, rocks and mountains and enjoyed flower gardening, crafts, embroidery work and making quilts, most of which were given away. In addition to her husband, George, survivors include a son, Edward Lee Ebersole and his wife Barbara, McAlester, Oklahoma; a daughter Donna Jean Kingsolver and her husband Fred, Lee's Summit; a step-granddaughter Anastasia Williams, and two step-great-grandsons, Cross Martin Williams and Cade Michael Williams all of Warsaw, Indiana; a brother Larry Glass, McAlester, Oklahoma; three nieces, Rita, Lois and Karla, and six nephews, James, Nelson, Tom, Rodney, Jeff and Jason. She was preceded in death by a daughter Cathy Marie, who lived only seven moths, and a brother Bill Glass. Funeral services were Friday, June 11, at Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor.

EBERTING, Clara Edith KNISELY
b: Oct 25 1902, Henry Co, MO
d: Jun 20 1981, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery EA-FU, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clara Edith Eberting, 78, 102 Michael, Clinton, died Saturday morning in 1981, at Westwood Home. She is survived by her husband, Robert M. Eberting of the home; six sons, Robert Jr., St. Joseph; Martin, Prairie Village, KS; Darold, Clinton; Fred, Emmans, PA; Donald, Olathe, KS; and Richard, Englewood, CO; two daughters, Roberta Dickson and Shirley Jean Joelling, both of Kansas City; a brother, Gus Knisely, Clinton; two sisters, Belle Barker, Sedalia; and Lena Long, Clinton. Funeral services were held at the First Baptist Church with burial in Englewood Cemetery.

EBERTING, Coy W.
b: Aug 28 1917, near Coal, Henry Co, MO
d: Jan 5 1997, Shawnee Mission, Johnson Co, KS
bur:
Englewood Cemetery EA-FU, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Coy Eberting, 79, Kansas City, Kansas, died Sunday, January 5, 1997, at Shawnee Mission Hospital after a short illness. Funeral services will be Thursday, January 9, at Maple Hill Chapel. Burial will be Thursday in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton. He was born August 28, 1917, in the Coal area to Johnnie Eberting and Jewell McGinness Eberting. He spent his early life in Henry County, served in World War II and when he returned home, spent the rest of his life in Kansas City with the exception of a few years in California. He was a member of Metropolitan Southern Baptist Church and was a trustee there and member of VFW Post 846. He was a custodian for the Shawnee Mission School District for 17 years, retiring in 1979. Survivors are a daughter and husband, Sandra and Jim Jackson; two sons, John Eberting of Kansas City, Kansas, and Ernest Webb of Basehor, Kansas, and wife Mary Lou, all of Kansas City; 11 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; two sisters, Veda Crockett and husband Norville, of Wichita, Kansas, and Neva Moreland of Leeton. His wife Lucille, preceded him in death in September 1995; also a son and wife, Bob and Barbara Webb.

EBERTING, Darold Dean "Gig"
b: Dec 15 1928, Coal, Henry Co, MO
d: Sep 5 2008, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery EA-FU, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
arr: Bradley & Hadley Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Sep 18 2008 - Darold D. "Gig" Eberting, 79, Clinton, died Friday, September 5, 2008, at the Golden valley Memorial Hospital in Clinton. He was born December 15, 1928, in Coal, to Robert Martin Eberting and Clara Edith (Knisely) Eberting. On March 23, 1953, in Clinton, he married Shirley Lynn Shoemaker, who survives of the home. He was the owner and operator of Eberting's Gift Store in Clinton. Gig was a veteran of the United States army, serving in Korea. In addition to his wife, survivors include two sons, Stephen M. Eberting, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, and J. Christopher Eberting and his wife Terri, Leawood, Kansas; a granddaughter Lauren Eberting, Leawood; four brothers, Robert Eberting of St. Joseph, Fred Eberting of Emmaus, Pennsylvania, Richard Eberting of Lee's Summit and Don Eberting of Olathe, Kansas; a sister Roberta Dickson of Kansas City, and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother Martin Eberting, and a sister Shirley Koeling. Graveside memorial services were Friday, September 12, at Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

EBERTING, Genevieve Mae HOLMES
b: Feb 19 1922
d: Feb 16 1993
bur: Topeka Cemetery, Topeka, Shawnee Co, KS

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Mrs. Genevieve Mae Eberting, 70, Topeka, Kansas, died Tuesday, Feb. 16, 1993 at the home. She was a sister-in-law of Dr. Lewis Eberting of Clinton. Services will be Friday at the Newcomer-Diffenderfer Chapel, Topeka; burial in the Topeka Cemetery. Mrs. Eberting was born in Topeka and lived in Kansas City, Ks., before returning to Topeka in 1940. She was a former member of the Church of the Open Door, Topeka. Survivors include her husband Calvin Lee Eberting of the home; two daughters, Rebecca L. Wegener and Marcella E. Damerval; a son Bill J. Eberting, and his mother Salina Williams, all of Topeka; three brothers, Harley Holmes, Topeka, and Victor Holmes and Maynard Holmes of Kansas City, Ks.; and six grandchildren.

EBERTING, Harry Eugene "Gene"
b: May 20 1926, Deepwater, Henry Co, MO
d: Oct 22 2002, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery EA-FU, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
arr: Vansant-Mills Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Nov 5 2002 - Harry Eugene "Gene" Eberting, 76, Clinton, died at his home in Clinton on Tuesday, October 22, 2002. He was the son of Harry and Lillian (Crowder) Eberting. For 76 years he walked among us, making his unique contributions to the betterment of life in this world. Tuesday, October 22, 2002, after a lengthy battle with cancer, he quietly departed from our midst and went home to God. Gene served his country as a sergeant in the Eleventh Airborne Division of the U.S. Army during World War II, serving in the Philippines and Japan. He was proud of his military service and flew the American flag with pride at his home. Gene was married to Clarice Elizabeth Skaggs and their life together was blessed with three children, one son, Stephen, and two daughters, Victoria and Debra. Gene was self-employed painter until his retirement and his signature work was to be found in the painting, wallpapering and decorating of many Clinton homes. People who visited the Eberting home enjoyed Gene's artistic gift in the murals which covered a living room wall. After his retirement, he began painting pictures of landscapes and wildlife that many people have greatly enjoyed. Gene also enjoyed hunting and fishing and often took his son and other boys with him. He was a musician, entertaining his family as he played his guitar. When he met his grandson-in-law, Craig, for the first time, they played together. Older Clintonians may remember that Gene played in many of the old Rotary minstrel shows. Gene is remembered as a man of purpose, who followed through on decisions. When he decided to do something, he saw it through to fulfillment. One example of that was his desire and decision to become a licensed pilot. He simply went to work and made it happen. He is remembered too as having a good sense of humor, never taking life too seriously, but always seeing to it that what needed to be done got done. He loved his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren very much. Family members affirm that even though at times he was a little grumpy with them, they knew they were loved and that he would have done anything for them. His daughters remember his protectiveness toward them and that he made them feel safe. Steve is quite sure that without his dad's encouragement and help in Boy Scouts he never would have become an Eagle Scout. Gene was preceded in death by his parents, Harry and Lillian Eberting and one brother, Linville Eberting. He is survived by his wife, Clarice, of the home; one son, Stephen Eberting and wife Dixie; two daughters, Victoria Campbell and husband John, and Debra Keller and husband John, all of Clinton; eight grandchildren, Stephanie Brister, Clinton, Summer Sell Bryant and husband Craig, Laurel Maryland, Chad Eberting and wife Jodie, Grandview, Janae Eberting, Clinton, Hank Keller, California, Trisha Smith and husband David, Pensacola, Florida, Jill Wareham and husband Clint, Clinton, and Jarrod Campbell and wife April of Clinton, as well as four great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the Vansant-Mills Chapel, Clinton, on Friday, October 25. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

EBERTING, Jone Marie SCOTT
b: Aug 14 1932
d: Nov 27 1994
bur:
Shawnee Cemetery, Warsaw, Benton Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Jone Marie Scott was born August 14, 1932, in Fristoe, the daughter of Herman and Juanita (Cox) Scott. She died Sunday, November 27, 1994, at the age of 62. She lived in the Kansas City area before moving to Clinton in 1965. She was the wife of Dr. Lewis Eberting. She worked for many years as office manager for her hsband and son Art, in their chiropractic clinic. She was a member of the Clinton Christian Church. She is survived by her husband Dr. Lewis E. Eberting of the home; one son Dr. Arthur L. Eberting and wife Debra; one daughter Carol M. Batschelett and husband Donnie, all of Clinton; her mother Juanita Scott, Clinton; one brother Joe Scott, Reno, Nevada; five grandchildren, Jennifer McFarland, Sarah Batschelett, Donnie Batschelett III, Emily Eberting and Scott Eberting. Funeral services were Wednesday, November 30, at the Christian Church in Clinton. Burial was in Shawnee Cemetery, Warsaw.

EBERTING, Linville "Lynn"
b: Jan 11 1928, Deepwater, Henry Co, MO
d: Apr 2 1999, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
bur: Memorial Park Cemetery, Sedalia, Pettis Co, MO
arr:
McLaughlin Funeral Chapel
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Linville (Lynn) Eberting, 71, Sunrise Beach, died Friday, April 2, 1999, at St. Luke's Hospital, Kansas City. He was born January 11, 1928 in Deepwater, the son of Harry Montgomery and Lillian Crowder Eberting. He was married to Barbara Ann Foster January 16, 1948, in Clinton. She survives of the home. He was a graduate of Clinton High School, Cass of 1944. He operated the Jockey Club in Sedalia for 24 years and was later employed with Howard Construction Company until retirement, then moving to Sunrise Beach. He was a 32nd degree Mason, a member of Blue Lodge 236, AF&AM, Sedalia, a member of Ararat Shrine of Kansas City and Sedalia Shrine Club, and a member of Sedalia Scottish Rite. Besides his wife, he is survived by one son Linville Lee Eberting of Sedalia; three daughters, Patricia Ferguson, and Dianna Greene of Sedalia, and Sherry Hawley, Colubus, Ohio; one brother Gene Eberting of Clinton; eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by one grandchild Joshua Eberting. Funeral services are Tuesday, April 6, at McLaughlin Funeral Chapel, Sedalia. Burial in Memorial Park Cemetery.

EBERTING, Lucille Z.
b: Aug 14 1913
d: Sep 9 1995, Kansas City, Wyandotte Co, KS
bur:
Englewood Cemetery EA-FU, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Mrs. Coy (Lucille) Eberting, 82, Kansas City, Kansas, died Saturday, September 9, 1995, in a hospital there. She was a former resident of the Coal community. Funeral services will be Tuesday at Maple Hill Funeral Home in Kansas City, Kansas. Burial will follow at Englewood Cemetery in Clinton. Mrs. Eberting is survived by her husband Coy; two sons and one daughter.

EBERTING, Martha Jane Olive BAILEY
b: Apr 20 1864
d: Sep 29 1909, Leesville Twp, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Tebo Church Cemetery, Leesville Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Martha Bailey Eberting died September 29 at her home in Leesville Township after a short illness with appendicitis. Born April 20, 1864 and married William Eberting in 1882. Five children, and surviving are Katie Lutz, Charles Eberting, Minnie Fowler and Johnnie Eberting. All were at her bedside except a brother, James Bailey, who lives in Kansas and arrived too late for the funeral. She was a member of Tebo Church. Two sisters and three brothers, her husband and children survive.

EBERTING, Martin Thomas
b: Feb 7 1865, Hamburg, Germany
d: Dec 19 1938, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery EA-FU, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
arr: Wilkinson Funeral Home

Clinton MO - Martin Thomas Eberting Dies - Mr. Eberting entered into eternal rest December 19, 1938, at his home near Shady Grove. He had had hardly a sick day until three years ago in January when he became seriously ill with pneumonia and heart trouble. Since then he had been in fair health until the latter part of November although he was not bedfast until December 14, from which time he was critically ill with heart trouble and complications. His children were all at his bedside during his sickness and death and among the last words heard were "You are all so good to me." Mr. Eberting was born February 7, 1865, in Hamburg, Germany, one of seven children born to George and Catherine Eberting. The family came to the United states when Martin was 11 weeks old and settled at Bloomington, Ill. When he was six years old, the Eberting family moved to Henry County, and while on the way, the father was killed when the team ran away. This left the mother to assume household responsibilities, and rear the children, taking both the mother's and father's places which she capably did. December 25, 1894, he was united in marriage to Sarah Elizabeth McCurly, by the late Uncle Tom Briggs. To this union were born seven children, all of whom are living and are, Earl, Mrs. Jewel Young and Mrs. Mildred Edwards of Kansas City; George and Robert, near the home; Mrs. Audra Hickman of Clinton and Miss Ilma of the home. There are also 14 grandchildren. He is also survived by the following brothers and sisters, Adam of Appleton City; Mike, Pryor, Okla.; Mrs. Carrie Carleton of Clinton. When 30 years old, in the prime of young manhood, he was converted and joined the Tebo Baptist Church where he had since been a faithful member. His greatest pleasure was in home tasks, putting all he had into building and maintaining a comfortable home for his wife and fine family of children. But he did not neglect his loved ones' guidance throughout Christian pathways, and they are honored and respected citizens of their communities. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday at Tebo Baptist Church. Burial at Englewood.

EBERTING, Nancy Birdie TURNER
b: Apr 19 1864, near Coal, Henry Co, MO
d: Feb 10 1927, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery EA-FU, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Nancy Birdie Turner was born near Coal, Mo., April 29 1864; died February 10th, 1927, at 11 a.m., aged 62 years, 9 months and 12 days. She was united in marriage with Adam Eberting, October 17, 1883. To this union were born nine children. Her husband and seven children survive her - three sons, Harry and Albert, of Deepwater; and Edward, of Appleton City; four daughters - Mrs. Job Edmonson, of Clinton; Mrs. James Dore, of LaDue; Mrs. Soney McManness, of Lawrence, Kans., and Gladys of the home. Twin daughters, Clara and Carrie, preceded her in death; Clara, in 1919, and Carrie in 1925. She is also survived by 18 grandchildren, one brother - John Turner, of Blackwell, Okla., and one half sister, Mrs. Henry Baily, also of Blackwell, Okla., and one half brother, Marvin Turner, of New Port, R.I., and by a host of other relatives and friends. Mrs. Eberting had been in ill health for the past year. Was operated upon October 23, 1926, never fully regaining her health, and had been bedfast since. Mrs. Eberting was a member of the Presbyterian church, giving her heart to God in early womanhood. Her husband has lost in her a devoted wife; the children a loving mother, and the community a kind friend and loyal neighbor. Her funeral was conducted at the Presbyterian church of Deepwater, Mo., Saturday afternoon, after which the remains were taken to Englewood cemetery and tenderly laid to rest.

EBERTING, Robert Jr. Rev.
b: Dec 27 1921, Brownington, Henry Co, MO
d: Nov 22 2009, Chillicothe, Livingston Co, MO
bur:
arr:
Consalus Funeral Homes
Reverend Robert Eberting Jr., age 87, of Chillicothe, Missouri, passed away Sunday, November 22, 2009, at The Baptist Home in Chillicothe. Robert was born on December 27, 1921, in Brownington, Missouri, the son of Robert M. and Clare (Knisley) Eberting. He was married to Thelma Marie McGinness on March 6, 1942, in Warsaw. Marie passed away on September 4, 1997. Robert and Edna Mae Miller married November 25, 2000, in Liberty. Robert was a decorated veteran of World War II who served in the Army Air Force. He earned the Asiatic Pacific Theatre Campaign Ribbon, one Overseas Bar, the Air Medal, five Oak Leaf Clusters and was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross, and two Bronze Stars. He earned a B.S. degree in Education from Central Missouri State University, and a Master of divinity degree from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Kansas City. Robert was a Baptist Minister whose ministry spanned decades. He pastored several churches in Missouri including; Allen Street Baptist Church in Clinton, High Point Baptist Church in Raytown, McCarthy Baptist Church in St. Joseph and Savannah Avenue Baptist Church in St. Joseph. He served on many boards and committees for the Missouri Baptist Convention and St. Joseph Baptist Association. He was a member of Pleasant Valley Church in Liberty. Robert was a Tax Assessor for the City of Clinton from 1948-1952, he was Mayor of the City of Jamesport from 1960-1963, and served as president of the Grand Oaks Baptist Assembly from 1968-1973. Robert is survived by: his wife, Edna Mae Eberting of the home; a sister, Roberta Dickson, Kansas City; three brothers, Donald Eberting, Olathe, Kansas, Fred Eberting, Emmaus, Pennsylvania and Richard Eberting, Lee's Summit; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; four stepsons, Gary Miller, Chillicothe, Ronald Miller, Kansas City, Jerrold Miller, Atlanta, Georgia and Ricky Miller, Dallas, Texas; eleven step-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. Preceding him in death were his parents, his first wife Marie Eberting, three sons, James, David and Robert Eberting, one sister, Shirley Koelling and two brothers, Martin Eberting and Darold (Gig) Eberting. Funeral Services will be held Friday, November 27, 2009, at Consalus Funeral Home, Clinton Missouri. Burial, with military honors, will be in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton, following the service.

EBERTING, Robert Linn
b: Mar 24 1949, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
d: Apr 21 1997, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery EA-FU, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
arr: Consalus Funeral Homes

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Robert Linn Eberting was born March 24, 1949, in Clinton, the son of Robert M. Eberting Jr. and Marie McGinness Eberting. He died Monday, April 21, 1997, at his home in Kansas City, at the age of 48. He graduated from Central High School in St. Joseph and also was a graduate of the University of Missouri in Kansas City. He was a member of Northwood Baptist Church in Kansas City. He is survived by his parents, Robert Jr. and Marie Eberting, Kansas City; one son Cameron; four uncles, Darold Eberting, Clinton, Fred Eberting, Emmaus, Pennsylvania, Donald Eberting, Olathe, Kansas, and Richard Eberting, Lee's Summit; three aunts, Roberta Dickson and Shirley Koelling, both of Kansas City, and Betty Trenary, Clinton; two nephews, Matthew and Sam Eberting; a niece Darat Eberting, and a host of cousins. He was preceded in death by two brothers, David and James Eberting. Funeral services were held Thursday, April 24 at Consalus Chapel, Clinton. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery.

EBERTING, Robert Martin "Bob"
b: Jan 22 1903, Henry Co, MO
d: Apr 6 1997, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery EA-FU, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
arr: Consalus Funeral Homes

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Robert Martin "Bob" Eberting died Sunday, April 6, 1997, at the Westwood Nursing Center in Clinton at the age of 94 years, two months and 14 days. He was born January 22, 1903, in Henry County, the son of Martin Thomas and Sarah Elizabeth McCurley Eberting. He was a lifetime Henry County resident. On June 30, 1921, he was united in marriage to Clara Knisely, who preceded him in death June 20, 1981. Bob was a farmer and a cattleman. He was very active in the community and held several county offices throughout the years. Bob was deputy sheriff for one term and served as sheriff of Henry county four eight years. For four years, he was presiding judge of the Henry County Court. He was director of Grain and Warehousing for the Missouri Agriculture Department, Public Service Commission license inspector and a longtime active member of the Henry County Democratic party. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Clinton and a 50-year member of the Elks Lodge. He is survived by five sons, Robert Eberting Jr., Kansas City, Darold D. Eberting, Clinton, Fred W. Eberting, Emmaus, Pennsylvania, Donald Earl Eberting, Olathe, Kansas, Richard Lee Eberting, Lee's Summit; two daughters, Roberta Dickson and Shirley Jean Koelling, both of Kansas City; one sister Ilma (Mrs. Glen) Wilson, Clinton; 13 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by one son Martin; two brothers, three sisters and four grandsons. Funeral services were held Thursday, April 10, at Consalus Chapel, Clinton. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery.

EBERTING, Scott Douglas
b: Mar 31 1971, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
d: Sep 9 2006, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
arr:
Langsford Funeral Home
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Sep 12 2006 - Scott Douglas Eberting, 35, is at peace after passing away September 9, 2006. A skilled skier, lifelong Bronco fan and John Denver devotee, he spent most of his life in Colorado and the Rockies. He moved back to his Kansas City birthplace just weeks after becoming an uncle, a testament to how important family was to him. Scott was someone everyone wanted to be around, fun-loving, caring and loyal. He is survived byy his parents, Richard and Jeanie Eberting; sister and brother-in-law, Cindy Eberting Hall and Daniel Hall; two nieces, Elly and Kate; grandparents Robert and Irene Henry, Clinton, and a large extended family of aunts, uncles cousins and many friends. His family and friends will celebrate his life Thursday, September 14, at Woods Chapel United Methodist Church, Lee's Summit.

EBERTING, Shirley Lynn SHOEMAKER
b: Jan 16 1923, Coal, Henry Co, MO
d: Nov 7 2010, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery EA-FU, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
arr: Bradley & Hadley Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Nov 23 2010 - Shirley L. Eberting, 87, Clinton, died Sunday, November 7, 2010 at the Golden LivingCenter-Westwood in Clinton. She was born January 16, 1923 in Coal, to Owen L. Shoemaker and Jewel (Randall) Shoemaker. She was a member of the First Christian Church in Clinton, Chapter IU, P.E.O. and the Clinton Garden Club. Shirley loved to dance the night away and was an avid gardener and bridge player. On March 23, 1953, she married Darold D. "Gig" Eberting in Clinton. He preceded her in death on September 5, 2008. Together they owned and operated Ebertings Gifts for many years. Surviving are two sons, Stephen M. Eberting of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, and J. Christopher Eberting and his wife Terri, Leawood, Kansas; a granddaughter, Lauren Eberting of Leawood, Kansas; two brothers, Robert O. "Bob" Shoemaker and his wife Marlene, Clinton, and John Shoemaker of Kansas City, Kansas; a sister Mary Ann Perrin and her husband Dr. Wayne Perrin, Dallas, Texas, and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband "Gig", she was preceded in death by her parents and a brother Ed Shoemaker. Memorial services were Friday, November 12, at Bradley & Hadley Funeral Home, Clinton. Private family burial was in Englewood Cemetery.

EBERTING, Thelma Marie McGINNESS
b: Sep 10 1919, Calhoun, Henry Co, MO
d: Sep 4 1997, Riverside, Platte Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery EA-FU, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
arr: Consalus Funeral Homes

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Thelma Marie McGinness Eberting died Thursday, September 4, 1997, at Alpine North Care Center in Riverside, at the age of 77 years, 11 months and 24 days. She was born September 10, 1919, in Calhoun, the daughter of James W. and Lillie F. (Moreland) McGinness. She attended Coal High School and graduated from Clinton High School in 1937. On March 8, 1942, Marie married Robert M. Eberting, Jr. To this union three sons were born, all preceding her in death. Marie loved to travel and during World War II, followed her husband from Jefferson Barracks in St. Louis to Sioux Falls, Fresno, San Francisco and Boca Raton. In later years, she traveled to Saudi Arabia and fulfilled a dream by vacationing in Hawaii. Marie received a BS in elementary education from Central Missouri State University and was certified in special education, teaching in one-room country schools at Turner, Pretty Bob and Russell. Her specialty was for kindergarten and elementary and continued to teach in Ionia, Raytown, Jamesport and Rock Springs. In 1957, she began teaching trainable children for the State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education in St. Joseph and for 25 years, Marie was "teacher in charge" at Helen N. Davis State School for the severely handicapped, retiring in 1984. In the churches where she and her pastor/administrator husband served, she was a musician who played piano, organ and sang both solo and in the choir. She also served her church as a Bible teacher and in various leadership roles being a past president of Women's Missionary Union and past superintendent of Sunday School in Davis county Baptist Association. Marie loved people, all people, and believed there was good in every individual. She loved to be by the lake, where the family vacationed for many years and to have family and friends close by. She easily adopted daughters-in-law as her own, adored her grandchildren and was a devoted, loving and supporting companion to her husband of 55-plus years. She is survived by her husband, Robert M. Eberting, Jr., of the home; a sister, Betty Trenary, Clinton; four grandsons, Cameron Brewer, Darat Eberting, Matt Eberting and Sam Wiruhayaren; also numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Funeral services were held Tuesday, September 9, at Consalus Chapel, Clinton. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

EBLE, Dorothy N. NELSON
b: Jun 17 1925, Clinton, Clinton Co, IA
d: Jan 20 2003, Independence, Jackson Co, MO
bur: Oak Ridge Memory Gardens, Blue Springs, Jackson Co, MO
arr:
Speaks Funeral Homes
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 27 2003 - Dorothy N. Eble, 77, Independence, died Monday, January 20, 2003, at Regency Care Center. Funeral services were Thursday, January 23, at Speaks Suburban Chapel, with interment at Oak Ridge Memory Gardens. Mrs. Eble was born June 17, 1925, to Joseph and Pauline Nelson, in Clinton, Iowa. Dorothy was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Independence. She was also very active in the "Y" Wives Club. Dorothy enjoyed genealogy and was active in the Jackson County Genealogical Society, the Clinton Historical Society and the Dewitt County Historical Society. She had published two books on family history and has a third book ready to be printed. Mrs. Eble enjoyed crocheting and doll collecting. She also spent many enjoyable hours making a four-generation quilt. Dorothy is survived by her husband of 57 years, Leonard Eble, of the home; two daughters and sons-in-law, Caren and Maurice Pilant, Urich, and Julie and Rob Savage, Independence; one son and daughter-in-law, Dale and Debbie Eble, Oviedo, Florida; one son, Jeff Eble, of the home; one grandson and granddaughter-in-law, David and Jennifer Pilant, Springfield; one granddaughter and grandson-in-law, Lori and Andy Fritz, Ozark, Erin and Sean Eble, Oviedo, Florida, and Cassie and Joel Savage, Independence, and one great-grandson, Colby Fritz.

ECK, Ronald E.
b: Feb 3 1947
d: Mar 7 2001, St. Joseph Buchanan Co, MO
bur: Cremation

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Mar 8 2001 - Ronald E. "Ron" Eck, 54, Maryville, died Wednesday, March 7, 2001, at Heartland Regional Medical Center, St. Joseph. He was married to Margaret Ann Boehler November 18, 1967, in Clinton. He had lived in Maryville since 1974. He was the son of Clarence Samuel Eck and Louise Josephine Katzfey Eck. He was a graduate of Clinton High School and Central Missouri State College, Warrensburg, with a BS degree in Agriculture, the Class of 1970. He was the regional sales manager for Fontanelle Hybrids, Maryville and a member of the Maryville Elks Lodge. He was preceded in death by his father, Clarence Eck on May 20, 1997. He is survived by his wife, Ann Eck of their home in Maryville; two daughters, Michelle R. Coupland and her husband, Michael, San Antonio, Texas, and Kari R. Eck and her fiance, Pat Holloway, both of Garden City, Kansas; mother, Louise Eck, Maryville; two granddaughters, Austin and Samara Coupland; four brothers, Clarence Eck, Huntsville, Alabama, Harold Eck, Boulder, Colorado, Kenny Eck, Barnard, and Kevin Eck, Raytown; four sisters, Carolyn Burns, Bartlesville, Oklahoma, Debbie Espey, Maryville, Patricia Finney, Danville, Indiana, and Karen Ceperley, Ozark; many nieces and nephews. The memorial service will be held Saturday at St. Gregory's Catholic Church, Maryville.

ECKARD, Henrietta Mae BARNETT
b: Jul 2 1918, Martinsville (Clinton), Henry Co, MO
d: Mar 7 2005, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery EA-FU, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
arr: Vansant-Mills Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 8 2005 - Henrietta Mae Eckard, daughter of Simon and Ruby (Piburn) Barnett, was born July 2, 1918, in Martinville, and died March 7, 2005, at Clinton Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, Clinton, at the age of 86 years. She was married to Alvin Eckard, who preceded her in death in 1995. She was an Avon representative. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Clinton. Henrietta was preceded in death by her husband; parents and one brother Lloyd Barnett. She is survived by one daughter, Shelila Thompson; two grandchildren, Michale Thompson of Clinton and Melanie Walters of Springfield; three great-grandsons and one great-granddaughter. Funeral services were held at Vansant-Mills Chapel Thursday, March 10. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

ECKART, Wanda Mae SUMMERS
b: Jul 18 1937, Henry Co, MO
d: Jun 27 2004, Independence, Jackson Co, MO
bur:
Shady Grove Cemetery, Benton Co, MO
arr: Speaks Funeral Homes

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jun 29 2004 - Wanda Mae Eckart, 66, Independence, died Sunday, June 27, 2004, in Independence. Funeral services will be Wednesday, June 30, at the Speaks Suburban Chapel. A graveside service will be held Thursday, July 1, at Shady Grove Cemetery in Tightwad. She was born July 18, 1937, in Henry County to Elmer and Melba (Hosterman) Summers. She had worked for the IRS in the sorting and distribution department for over 10 years before retiring December 31, 2001. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Raytown. She is survived by a son, Rick Eckart and his wife Deborah, Pleasant Hill; a sister Twila Corley, Independence; two brothers, Eldon Summers, Harrisonville, and Loy Summers, Stockton; two grandchildren, Jessica Eckart and Ashley Holmes. She was preceded in death by a son, Jerry Eckart, 1992, and a daughter, Debbie Eckart in 2000.

ECKERT, Pauline PARKS
b: Jan 6 1902, Henry Co, MO
d: Jun 7 1992, Harrisonville, Cass Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery EA-FU, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
arr: Atkinson Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Mrs. Pauline Parks Eckert, 90, Harrisonville, died Sunday, June 7, 1992 at the home. Services will be Wednesday, June 10 at Atkinson Chapel, Harrisonville; burial in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton. Mrs. Eckert was born in Henry County January 6, 1902 and moved to Harrisonville in 1931. She was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and the Young Matrons Club in Harrisonville. She attended the Harrisonville United Methodist Church. Her husband, Sydney Eckert, died in 1976. Survivors include a son, Dr. Robert W. Eckert, Rogersville; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

ECKHARDT, Eula Alma WHITCHURCH
b: Jan 16 1912, Henry Co, MO
d: Dec 1 2001, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery EA-FU, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
arr: Vansant-Mills Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 2 2002 - Eula Alma Eckhardt, 89, died Saturday, December 1, 2001, at Clinton healthcare and Rehab. She was born January 16, 1912, the youngest child of Thomas and Adelia (Hopkins) Whitchurch. She was born in Henry County and lived all but a few years of her life in Henry County. She married George Louis Eckhardt, January 14, 1939, in Clinton. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother and grandmother. Her grandchildren were her pride and joy. At an early age Eula accepted Christ as her savior and was an active member of the Clinton Nazarene Church. She could often be found humming her favorite hymns, When The Roll Is Called Up Yonder and Trust and Obey. She was a homemaker, Sunday School teacher, and 4-H Leader. She enjoyed sewing, quilting, bird watching, her flowers and gardening. She loved to can and freeze the fruits and vegetables she raised. She was an excellent cook and enjoyed entertaining her family on special occasions. Eula enjoyed playing board games, and doing puzzles with her husband and family. She was preceded in death by her parents; one son, Louis Charles; brothers, Leslie, Ira, Joe and Roy Whitchurch; sisters, Mamie Fowler, Jewell Gates and Mabel Miller. She is survived by her husband, Louis Eckhardt; daughter, Pearl Combs and husband, Kent, Clinton; three granddaughters, Pam Gottmann and husband, George, North Glenn, Colorado, Sheri Martinez and husband, Ron, Clinton, and Jill Combs of Blue Springs; two great-granddaughters, Aspen Gottmann and Kelsie Martinez; one brother-in-law, Willard Eckhardt of Clinton, and a sister-in-law, Lena Faigle and husband, Wilmer, Keckuk, Iowa, plus numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Funeral services were held at the Church of the Nazarene in Clinton on Tuesday, December 4. Burial was in the Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

ECKHARDT, George Louis
b: Apr 30 1916, Henry Co, MO
d: Feb 3 2002, Harrisonville, Cass Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery EA-FU, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
arr: Vansant-Mills Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Feb 20 2002 - George Louis Eckhardt, 85, died Sunday, February 3, 2002, at Camden Health Care in Harrisonville. He was born April 30, 1916, the second of five children to Theodore and Ethel (Overton) Eckhardt. Louis was born in Henry County. He married Eula Alma Whitchurch January 14, 1939, in Clinton. He was a devoted, loving husband, father and grandfather. He was very proud of his grandchildren. Louis was preceded in death by his wife by nine weeks; his parents; one son, and a brother, Franklin, and a sister, Edwina. He is survived by a daughter, Pearl Combs and husband, Kent, Clinton; three grandchildren, Pam Gottmann and husband, George, North Glenn, Colorado, Sherie Martinez and husband, Ron, Clinton, and Jill Combs, Blue Springs; two great-granddaughters, Aspen and Kelsie; a sister, Lena Faigle and her husband, Wilmer, Keokuk, Iowa; a brother, Willard Eckhardt, Clinton, and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. He liked showing pictures of his great-granddaughters to the nursing home staff. He was known to the nursing home staff as the M&M Man because of his fondness for peanut M&M's. At an early age, Louis accepted Christ as his savior and was an active member in the Nazarene Church of Clinton. He was brought up in a strong Christian home and made sure that his family had a Christian home. His church and his Lord were very important to him. Louis grew up on the family farm on the Grand River at the French Bridge. He learned to swim in the Grand River and had many fond memories of life on the river. His family moved to a farm west of Coal when he was a boy. He attended two years at Coal High School. His mother died when he was 14, leaving five children. Louis loved farming and raising Hereford cattle. His early years of farming were spent on the farm he owned east of Clinton. In 1959 he sold this farm and purchased a larger one near Garden City. After several years he was not able to continue row-cropping because of back problems. He became a successful real estate broker, starting his own business, Eckhardt Real Estate, in Clinton. He especially enjoyed selling farms in Henry County and the surrounding counties. After he retired from real estate in the early '80s, he started raising cattle again. Always owning a farm or two on which to keep his cattle, he always wanted to be doing some kind of work. He did not like to be idle. Louis was a member of the Missouri Realtors Association and the Republican Party. Funeral services were held at the Church of the Nazarene in Clinton on Thursday, February 7. Burial was in the Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

ECKHARDT, Louis
b: Mar 23 1841, Entger, Germany
d: Aug 1 1923, near Finey, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Mt. Zion Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Louis Eckhardt was born in Entger, Germany March 23 1841; died Aug 1, 1923 at his home near Finey, of the infirmities of old age, being 82 years, 4 months and 8 days. All that medical aid and loving hands of wife, children, kind friends and neighbors could do was done to relieve suffering and make his last days on earth as easy as possible. In 1867, at the age of 26 years he came to America. He landed at New York and came on across the country to St Louis in 1871. He was married to Miss Louise Gousman (Gausmann). To this union six children were born. Two have preceded him to the better world and the living are: Henry Eckhardt, Mrs. J. D. French, William Eckhardt and Theodore Eckhardt. He also leaves to morn his loss a a wife, three grandchildren and a host of friends. In his youth he united with the Lutheran church and after coming to America, he united with the reform church of which he was a member until his death. When he was married he came to Henry County to make his home, living near Quarles and Lewis Station, six or eight years, then he bought and moved to his late home near Finey, having lived there over 40 years. He was a loving companion, a kind father, and a good friend and neighbor. He was a conscientious, honest, industrious man whom to know was to respect. Funeral services were conducted at the Mt. Zion church after which he was tenderly laid to rest beside his little daugher (Emma) in the Mt. Zion cemetery.

ECKHARDT, Louisea GAUSMANN
b: May 8 1849, Entger, Germany
d: Jan 31 1929, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Mt. Zion Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Louisea Gousman (Gausmann) was born in Entger Germany, in 1849; died January 31, 1929. Had she lived until May, she would have been 80 years old. She was converted and became a member of the German Reform Church, of which she remained a member until her death. She came with her parents to America, at the age of 16 coming on an old sailing vessel, being on the way eleven weeks. She came by New Orleans and up the Mississippi river, and made her home in Illinois. She was married to Louis Eckhardt in 1871. To this union were born six children, two of whom died in infancy. The living children are: Henry Eckhardt, Almira French, William Eckhardt and Theodore Eckhardt. Will lived at home with his mother, the rest of the children are living near. She had four grandchildren. When they were married, they came to Henry County MO, to make their home, living four years near Quarles. They then lived on the old Drake place near Drake's Chapel eight years, then moved to the home near Finey where she died, having lived there 46 years. She died suddenly of heart trouble having eaten a hearty supper and gone to bed. About midnight she called Will, saying she was suffering. He at once called the other children, but before any of them could get there mother was gone. Her suffering lasted for only about one-half hour. Her husband preceded her to the better world five years ago. The funeral service was conducted at the Mt. Zion Methodist church. Burial by the side of her husband in the cemetery nearby.

ECKHARDT, Willard Rick
b: Aug 25 1962, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
d: May 31 2011, Overland Park, Johnson Co, KS
bur:
Englewood Cemetery EA-FU, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
arr: Vansant-Mills Funeral Home

Willard Rick Eckhardt, age 48, of Independence, Missouri (formerly of Clinton, Missouri) passed Tuesday, May 31, 2011, at St. Luke's South Hospital, Overland Park, Kansas. Memorial services will be Saturday, June 11, 2011 at Vansant-Mills Chapel, Clinton. Burial will be at the Englewood Cemetery. Rick was born in Clinton, Missouri, the son of Willard W. and Clara Adelia (Leabo) Eckhardt. He was a self employed truck driver. He was preceded in death by his parents, Willard W. Eckhardt and Dea Leabo Eckhardt. He is survived by one sister Dea Elaine Eckhardt Kuether and husband Keith of Sugar Creek, Missouri, one aunt, Lena Eckhardt Faigle of Keokuk, IA, two cousins, Pearl Eckhardt Combs and husband Kent of Clinton and Ted Faigle of Boston, MA and numerous other relatives and friends.

ECKHARDT, Willard W.
b: Jan 19 1920, Henry Co, MO
d: Apr 9 2007, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery EA-FU, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
arr: Vansant-Mills Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, May 10 2007 - Willard W. Eckhardt was born January 19, 1920, in Henry County and he died at Beverly Living Center-Westwood, Clinton, on April 9, 2007, at the age of 87 years. Willard was a farmer most of his life, taking time out to serve in the Armed Forces with the United States Army during World War II. He was a member of the First Assembly of God Church, Clinton. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife and his brother. Willard is survived by one son Willard Rick Eckhardt of Independence; one daughter Elaine Kuether and husband Keith, Sugar Creek, and one sister Lena Faigel of Keokuk, Iowa. Funeral services were held at Vansant-Mills Chapel on Friday, April 13. Interment was In Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

ECKHOFF, Anita Sue CLINE
b: Jul 15 1947, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
d: Aug 23 2002, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur: St. John's Cemetery, Boeschenville, Benton Co, MO

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Aug 2 2002 - Anita Sue Eckhoff, 55, Clinton, died Friday, August 23, 2002, at Clinton Healthcare and Rehabilitation, Clinton. She was born July 15, 1947, at Clinton, the daughter of Seigle and Bernice (Croley) Cline. On May 13, 1977, in Stover, she married Herman F. Eckhoff, who died June 17, 1993. She was a member of the Christ Lutheran Church, Stover. She was a nurse's aid, formerly working at Wetzel Clinic in Clinton and Bothwell Regional Health Center in Sedalia. She moved to Clinton in August 1993. She is survived by her stepbrother, Carl Barnhart of Clinton; two nephews, Marty Pope of Independence and Thomas Pope of Largo, Florida. She was preceded in death by her father, Seigle Cline; her mother and stepfather, Bernice and Tilden Barnhart; one sister, Carolyn Karnes; two sisters-in-law, Mabel Eckhoff and Esther Eckhoff, and one brother in infancy. Funeral services will be Tuesday, August 27, at the Christ Lutheran Church, Stover. Burial will be in St. John's Cemetery at Boeschenville, Cole Camp.

ECKHOFF, Junior L.
b: Mar 14 1932, Cole Camp, Benton Co, MO
d: Jul 2 2008, Windsor, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Laurel Oak Cemetery EA-FU, Windsor, Windsor Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Hadley Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jul 7 2008 - Junior L. Eckhoff, 76, Windsor, died Wednesday evening, July 2, 2008, at his home. He was born March 14, 1932, in Cole Camp, the son of Herbert Peter Eckhoff and Bertha Edith (Lawson) Eckhoff. On April 19, 1973, in Windsor, he married Juanita Louise Johnston, who survives of the home. Mr. Eckhoff worked at the Windsor International Shoe Factory for 35 years and at Unitog Manufacturing, Warrensburg, for four years before his retirement. He served in the United States Air Force during the Korean Conflict. He was a member of the First Baptist Church, Windsor, and had attended the Assembly of God Church, Windsor. In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, Jimmy Eckhoff, Warrensburg, and Dale Eckhoff, Windsor; two daughters, Linda Craig, Minneapolis, Minnesota, and Angela Eckhoff, Windsor, and seven grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a sister Genevieve Ramiraz. Funeral services were Saturday, July 5, at the Hadley Funeral Home. Burial was in Laurel Oak Cemetery.

ECKHOFF, Mabel Marie
b: Sep 27 1917, E of Cole Camp, Benton Co, MO
d: Feb 24 2002, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur: St. John's Cemetery, Boeschenville, Benton Co, MO

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Feb 26 2002 - Mabel Marie Eckhoff, 84, Clinton, formerly of Cole Camp, died Sunday, February 24, 2002, at Westwood Nursing Center, Clinton. She was born September 27, 1917, east of Cole Camp, a daughter of Jacob George and Marie Katherine (Schappler) Eckhoff. She was a member of the Christ Lutheran Church, Stover, where she belonged to the Ruth Circle. She was a farmer. She was also a member of the Willing Workers of Cole Camp. She moved to Clinton in August 1993. She is survived by sister-in-law, Anita Eckhoff, Clinton, and several cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Esther Eckhoff, and one brother, Herman F. Eckhoff. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, February 27, at Christ Lutheran Church, Stover. Burial will be in St. John's Cemetery at Boeschenville, near Stover.

ECKHOFF, Olie
b: Apr 14 1908, near Lincoln, Benton Co, MO
d: Nov 7 1991, Sedalia, Pettis Co, MO
bur: Memorial Cemetery, Cole Camp, Benton Co, MO

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Olie Eckhoff, 83, Cole Camp, died Thursday, morning, November 7, 1991 at Bothwell Regional Health Center. He was born April 14, 1908 near Lincoln, son of Louis and Lulu Jaekel Eckhoff. On October 4, 1936 he married Rosalie Eckhoff, who died January 28, 1983. Mr. Eckhoff was a machinist and worked in Kansas City from 1939 to 1975. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Cole Camp. Survivors include a brother, Ervin Eckhoff, Cole Camp. Funeral services were held Saturday, November 9, at the church. Burial was in Memorial Cemetery, Cole Camp, under direction of Fox Funeral Home, Cole Camp.

EDDINGTON, Georgia "Melva" HEDGER
b: Aug 21 1926, Bates Co, MO
d: Sep 7 2003, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
bur: Oak Hill Cemetery, Butler, Bates Co, MO
arr: Underwood-Steinbeck-Brandtonies Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Sep 9 2003 - Georgia "Melva" Hedger Eddington, 77, died Sunday, September 7, 2003, at Research Medical Center in Kansas City. She was born August 21, 1926, in Bates County, the daughter of John E. and Rannie Butler Hedger. She married Richard Eddington March 7, 1947. She volunteered for the VFW in which she received her 30 years of service pin. She was preceded in death by her brothers, Raymond Hedger and Johnnie George Hedger, and her sisters, Judith Food, Lucille Stover, Frances Miller and Fern Carlson. She is survived by her husband, Richard Eddington, Deepwater; her sister, Maxine Miles, Belton, and nieces, nephews and friends. Funeral services will be Wednesday, September 10 at the Underwood-Steinbeck Funeral Home. Interment will be in Oak Hill Cemetery.

EDGETT, Constance "Connie"
b: May 16 1919, Opportunity, Spokane Co, WA
d: Nov 30 2004, Cheney, Spokane Co, WA
bur: Holy Cross Cemetery, Spokane, Spokane Co, WA

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Dec 8 2004 - Constance "Connie" Edgett, 85, born May 16, 1919 in Opportunity, Washington, died November 30, 2004, in Cheney, Washington. She is survived by four sons, Fredrick Eugene and Edith Edgett of San Pedro, California, H. Byron and Judy Edgett of Medical Lake, Washington, Michael X. and Roberta Edgett of Clinton, Paul J. Edgett of Cave Creek, Arizona; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. Connie was preceded in death by her husband of 66 years, Harold B. Edgett Sr. in October 2002. Connie was a lifetime resident of the Spokane area and a member of St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Cheney, where she served as a Eucharistic minister and choir member. She was a member of the Tillicum Club, St. Rose of Lima Guild and the Bell Canto Choir. Connie was a proud Eastern Washington University alumna. She was proud of her singing ability and active in the Cheney Chamber of Commerce. Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Monday, December 6, at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, Cheney. Interment was at Holy Cross Cemetery, Spokane.

EDGETT, Harold B. Sr.
b: Oct 25 1907, Sanborn, Barnes Co, ND
d: Oct 31 2002, Spokane, Spokane Co, WA
bur: Holy Cross Cemetery, Spokane, Spokane Co, WA

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Nov 12 2002 - Harold B. Edgett, Sr., 95, Cheney, Washington, died October 31, 2002. Rosary was held November 4 at the Hennessey-Smith Funeral Home, Spokane, Washington. Funeral mass was held November 5 at St. Rose of Lima Roman Catholic Church, Cheney, Washington. Burial followed at Holy Cross Cemetery, Spokane, Washington. Mr. Edgett, who was born in Sanborn, North Dakota, was a 46-year resident of Cheney. He graduated from high school in Sprague, Washington. He and his brother, Ted Edgett, owned and operated Edgett Brothers Hardware in Cheney for many years. He had served in the Army National Guard. Mr. Edgett was a charter member of the Hoff and Horn Club and the Spokane Walleye Club. He also was a member of the Cheney Chamber of Commerce. Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Constance; four sons, Fred Edgett of San Pedro, California, Byron Edgett of Medical Lake, Washington, Mike Edgett of Clinton and Paul Edgett of Cave Creek, Arizona; nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

EDIE, John A.
b: n/a
d: Nov 18 1885, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery EA-FU, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton, MO, Nov 21 1885 - Died, on Monday night, John A. Edie, of consumption; was buried in Englewood on Tuesday by the Knights.

EDMONDSON, Archie Eldon
b: May 18 1900, Enid, OK
d: Feb 27 1993, Sedalia, Pettis Co, MO
bur:
Laurel Oak Cemetery EA-FU, Windsor, Windsor Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Eldon Edmondson, 92, Windsor, died Saturday, Feb. 27, 1993 at the Bothwell Regional Health Center in Sedalia. He was born May 18, 1900 in Enid, Ok., the son of Charles Edmondson and Rebecca Sidwell Edmondson. On September 22, 1923, in Clinton, he married Woodie Cecil Smith, who survives of the home in Windsor. Mr. Edmondson, with his wife, owned and operated the Windsor Greenhouse for over 50 years, before his retirement. He was a member of the First Baptist Church, Windsor. In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Roy R. Edmondson, Algonquin, Ill.; 6 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; one sister, Alma Harmony, Kansas City. Services were Tuesday at Hadley Funeral Home.

EDMONDSON, Beulah Jane
b: Jul 5 1909, Windsor, Henry Co, MO
d: May 30 1996, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
bur:
Laurel Oak Cemetery EA-FU, Windsor, Windsor Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - B. Jane Edmondson, 86, Kansas City, formerly of Windsor, died Thursday afternoon, May 30, 1996, at the Blue River Care Center, Kansas City. She was born July 5, 1909, in Windsor, the daughter of Richard Madison Edmondson and Julie Ann (Hunt) Edmondson. She worked at a card and gift shop at the Union Station in Kansas City for 10 years, retiring when she was 62 years old. She was a member of the Windsor First Christian Church. Survivors include two sisters-in-law, Polly Gardner, Lee's Summit, and Loretta Edmondson, Pleasant Hill. Several nieces and nephews also survive. Graveside services were Monday, June 3, at the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

EDMONDSON, Daryl E.
b: Jul 24 1956, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
d: Oct 20 2001, Creighton, Cass Co, MO
bur: Cremation
arr:
Hadley Funeral Home
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Oct 22 2001 - Daryl E. Edmondson, 45, Creighton, formerly of Kansas City, died unexpectedly Saturday morning, October 20, 2001, at his home in Creighton due to a yard tractor accident. He was born July 24, 1956, in Kansas City the son of Donald Eugene Edmondson and Phyllis Maxine (Pickett) Williams. On June 29, 1984, in Kansas City he married Sophia Renee Bish, who survives of the home. He worked for Andy Kline Pontiac, Inc. in Overland Park, Kansas, for 13 years as a dispatcher and shop foreman. He is survived by twin daughters, Anna Catherine Edmondson and Anita Marie Edmondson, both of the home; his mother, Phyllis Williams, Kansas City; two sisters, Sandra L. Merinksy, Pleasant Hill, and Vivian R. Edmondson, Lee's Summit, and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, Donald Eugene Edmondson in 1977. Cremation. Memorial services will be Wednesday, October 24, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor.

EDMONDSON, Laura
b: Oct 8 1853, Calhoun, Henry Co, MO
d: Jun 15 1929, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
bur: Mount Washington Cemetery, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
arr:
D.W. Newcomer's Sons Funeral Homes
Kansas City Times, Kansas City MO - Laura Edmondson passed away at her home, 2793 E. 23rd St., late Tuesday morning, at 10:30 and funeral services were held from the Newcomer's Chapel Thursday and burial was made in the Mount Washington cemetery. She is survived by 3 sisters, Mrs. Mary M. Hahn of 1612 E. 37th St.; Mrs. Deufree Edmondson, and Miss Betty Edmondson both of 2703 E. 23rd St.; 4 nephews, Edward S., Roy H. and J. D. Hahn all of 1612 E. 37th. Miss Edmondson is well known by old timers of Calhoun, who will be greived to learn of her death.

EDMONDSON, Loretta WALKER
b: Dec 3 1918, Passaic, Bates Co, MO
d: Jul 21 1999, Independence, Jackson Co, MO
bur:
Laurel Oak Cemetery EA-FU, Windsor, Windsor Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Hadley Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jul 23 1999 - Loretta Edmondson, 80, Pleasant Hill, formerly of Windsor, died Wednesday, July 21, 1999, at the Independence Regional Hospital in Independence. She was born December 3, 1918, in Passaic, the daughter of Rev. Clarence Walker and Izota B. (Sims) Walker. On November 6, 1941, in Sedalia, she married R. Clifford Edmondson, who preceded her in death on April 25 1969. She was a telephone operator in Windsor, Pleasant Hill and Harrisonville for United Telephone Company for many years, retiring in 1983. she was a member of the First Christian Church of Pleasant Hill. Survivors include two sons, Richard W. Edmondson, Harrisonville, and Philip Edmondson, Independence; a sister, Ruth Dundas, Dighton, Kansas, and many other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her loving aunt, Mildred Sims. Funeral services will be Saturday, July 24, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial will be in Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

EDMONDSON, Roy Ross
b: Jan 3 1934, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
d: Oct 22 1997, Windsor, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Laurel Oak Cemetery EA-FU, Windsor, Windsor Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Roy R. Edmondson, 63, Windsor, died Wednesday afternoon, October 22, 1997, at his home. Mr. Edmondson was born in Kansas City on January 3, 1934, the son of Archie Eldon and Woodie Cecil (Smith) Edmondson. He was employed as a quality control senior manager for Kenmode Tool and Engineering, Inc. in Algonquin, Illinois, for over 25 years. He was a graduate of Windsor High School. Growing up and during his high school years, he helped his parents at the Windsor Greenhouse. He also worked at the International Shoe Factory, Windsor. He was a Baptist. Survivors include his mother, Mrs. Woodie Edmondson of Windsor; one daughter, Debbie Neal of Rockville, and three grandchildren, John Jr., Tiffany and Latisha. Hundreds of friends also survive. Funeral services will be Saturday, October 25, at the Hadley Funeral Home in Windsor. Burial will be in the Laurel Oak Cemetery.

EDMONDSON, Virginia Frances COOK LEWIS SMITH
b: May 3 1945, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
d: Dec 24 1997, Missouri
bur:
Ladue Cemetery, Davis Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Vansant-Mills Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Virginia Frances Edmondson, 52, died December 24, 1997, as a result of injuries she sustained during an automobile accident, which occurred in Benton County near Warsaw. Virginia Frances Edmondson was born Virginia Frances Cook in Clinton on May 3, 1945, the third of five children born to Howard and Helen M. Wentworth Cook. She attended St. Patrick's Catholic School in Sedalia for three years and Clinton Public Schools thereafter. She married Daniel Joseph Lewis on May 31, 1962. To this union four children were born: Daniel Francis, Rebecca Lynne, David Howard and Melissa Dawn. She accepted Christ and made her public profession of faith during a tent revival, which was held in 1964. The present site being that of the Bible Baptist Church, Clinton. She was baptized at the First Baptist Church in LaMonte in 1972. On April 30, 1977, she married Lowell D. Smith and to this union one child was born, Lowell Douglas Smith II. In 1983 she was married to Gene Edmondson. Virginia had recently moved back to Clinton after living several years in and around the Kansas City area. She enjoyed spending time with family and keeping track of her children and grandchildren of whom she was very proud. She also loved to sing and collect dolls. She had worked as a police dispatcher, Secretary/receptionist, and a pet groomer. She was preceded in death by her parents and her brother, Charles "Sonny" Cook. She is survived by three sons, Danny and David Lewis of Garden City and Doug Smith of Overland Park, Kansas; two daughters, Rebecca Green of Star City, Arkansas, and Melissa Rogers of Dumas, Arkansas, and eight grandchildren. Three sisters also survive, Gloria Johnson of Clinton, Ethel Snider of Tightwad and Angelia Byrum of Tightwad. Funeral services were held December 28.

EDMONDSON, William Edwin
b: Jan 22 1817, Lunenburg Co, VA
d: Mar 18 1893, Calhoun, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Goff Cemetery, Deer Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - W. E. Edmondson, the subject of this sketch, who died last Saturday morning, March 18th, 1893, at four o'clock, was one of the pioneer settlers of Calhoun as the following data shows: Mr. Edmondson was born in Lulenberg (sp: Lunenburg) county, Virginia, January 22nd 1817, and come from there to Benton county, Missouri, in 1840. In 1841 he came to Calhoun and accepted a position in a general merchandise store where he stayed a year or two when he returned to Benton county. In 1845 he was married to Miss Fannie Dupree. Eight children, three boys and five girls were born to this union, four of whom survive him. After his marriage he came back to Calhoun and located and engaged in business again and has been an honored citizen of the town ever since. Funeral at the residence Sunday afternoon after which the remains were followed by a large number of friends to Goff Cemetery where his wife and children are buried.

EDMONDSON, Woodie Cecil SMITH
b: Jul 6 1904
d: Feb 10 1999, Windsor, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Laurel Oak Cemetery EA-FU, Windsor, Windsor Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Hadley Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Feb 11 1999 - Woodie C. Edmondson, 94, Windsor, died Wednesday, February 10, 1999, at the Truman Lake Healthcare and Rehabilitation Nursing Home in Windsor. She was born July 6, 1904. On September 22, 1923, in Clinton, she married Archie Eldon Edmondson, who preceded her in death on February 27, 1993. Mrs. Edmondson was the co-owner and operator with her husband of the Windsor Greenhouse for 50 years. She was also a member of the Windsor First Baptist Church. Survivors include a granddaughter, Debbie Neale, Rockville; a great-grandson and two great-granddaughters. Graveside funeral services will be Friday, February 12 at the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

EDMONSON, Frank William
b: Nov 29 1914, Coal, Henry Co, MO
d: Jan 21 2005, Dearborn, Platte Co, MO
bur:
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Consalus Funeral Homes

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 25 2005 - Frank William Edmonson, 90, Dearborn, formerly of Clinton, died Friday, January 21, 2005, at his home. He was born in Coal November 29, 1914, the son of Jobe and Lena Eberting Edmonson. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, January 26, under the direction of Consalus Funeral Home at Sickman-Dunning Chapel with burial at Clinton Memory Gardens. He was a heavy equipment operator. He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother killed in action in World War II, and one sister. Survivors are sons, Michael Edmonson and George Edmonson; one niece, two nephews and several cousins.

EDMONSON, Ioma Jane EVANS
b: Apr 3 1926, Windsor, Henry Co, MO
d: Feb 9 2002, Joplin, Jasper Co, MO
bur:
Laurel Oak Cemetery EA-FU, Windsor, Windsor Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Feb 15 2002 - Ioma Jane Edmonson, Joplin, 75, died at 1:30 p.m. Friday, February 9, 2002, at her home following an illness. Ioma was born on April 3, 1926, in Windsor, the daughter of George William and Dollie May Evans. She grew up in Henry County, attending Washington Elementary School, graduating from Clinton High School in 1944. While attending school she worked in department stores. Later she worked as a machine operator in the production of sewing items. She loved music and always had a gift for sewing and the making of crafts. She moved to Joplin in 1989 to be near her son and grandchildren. Her son was her joy, pleasure and meaning in life. She was devoted to raising him. She is survived by one son, Michael F. Edmonson, Joplin; three grandchildren, Michael E. Edmonson, Springfield, April Edmonson, Joplin, and Josh Edmonson, Joplin; three great-grandchildren, and two sisters, Jenny King and Geraldine McMillian, both of Clinton. Memorial services were Monday, February 9, at Mason-Woodard Mortuary.

EDMONSON, Wilbur Payton
b: Oct 23 1890, Garden City, Cass Co, MO
d: May 24 1940, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery EA-FU, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Wilbur Edmonson, son of Mrs. H. H. Edmonson of North Main Street, suffered the last of three strokes, Friday, death shrouding him with immortality at 6:00 p. m. May 24, 1940. Mr. Edmonson, whose health failed eight years ago due to high blood pressure, had since lived quietly, seeking skilled medical aid in vain for the malady that relentlessly sapped his vitality. Wilbur Peyton Edmonson was born October 23, 1890, at Garden City, Mo., the only son of the late H. H. Edmonson and his wife, Drue McCool Edmonson, who with their only daughter, Miss Ruth Edmonson, survive. When a child in the fifth grade he came with his parents to Clinton. He was a graduate of the Clinton High School, Where he was active and popular, being president of his senior class. He attended the University of Missouri two years, and was a member of the Glee Club there, having a naturally fine voice. Mr. Edmonson was much interested in banking and country banks became his life work. His first experience in finance was gained as bookkeeper under J. C. Wyatt at the old People's National Bank of Clinton. There he was employed until his father, experienced railroader, joined him in banking interest and together they organized the bank of East Lynn. Three years later the state banking department called Wilbur to Sibley, Mo., to liquidate a defunct bank. When the interests at Sibley were closed the Messrs. Edmonson organized the Farmers Bank at Urich where their interests were centered until the younger Mr. Edmonson accepted a position with Pioneer Trust & Savings Company of Kansas City to adjust Texas and Colorado cattle loans. This position entailed much traveling, which widened his contacts and increased his reputation among bankers as a man of business accuracy and acumen. The organization of the Bank of Metz next claimed his attention, and soon after he bought a controlling interest in the bank at Buffalo, Mo., where he made his home several years. Lastly he became associated with Gibson & Son at Little Rock, Ark., to handle land loans for these Vermont bankers. He remained in Arkansas until he suffered physical collapse, which he was never able to combat. A member of the Christian Church, converted under the late Rev. Fred E. Loos of Liberty, in the old frame church that for many years stood at the corner of Third and Green streets, he gave devoted and constant care to his beloved mother and sister, Ruth, who are his only survivors. Modesty was a keynote of his character. Sensitive and quiet, his friends were none the less many and throughout his own and adjoining states he won friends. According to his avowed wish, he lay near his mother, at their home until the funeral services Monday. The body was then carried to Englewood for its long sleep.

EDMONSTON, Annie A. ELLISTON
b: Mar 17 1846, near Alton, Anderson Co, KY
d: Mar 13 1931, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery EA-FU, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Mar 1931 - Prominent Lady Passes - Mrs. Annie A. Edmonston At Rest - Lived In Clinton 60 Years - After a long period of declining health, Mrs. Annie A. Edmonston, widow of that pioneer Clinton merchant, Wm. C. Edmonston, died at her home on South Main street, Friday afternoon. Annie A. Elliston was born near Alton, Kentucky, March 17, 1846. Mrs. Edmonston came of pioneer Virginia and Kentucky stock. Her father, Jeptha D. Elliston emigrated to Kentucky at an early day, and her mother was born in the old fort town of Harodsburg. In 1857 in company with several neighboring families and their slaves, the Elliston family came to Missouri. They settled in Bates county and bought a large tract of land near the Kansas border. Only a few years were they to enjoy the new home where game was so abundant and the soil so fertile, for in the sad days of border warfare the family was driven as refugees to this county. Here they took up their abode on the Moore farm northwest of Clinton in 1861. Mrs. Edmonston's mother died on Christmas eve of that year and entrusted her family of young children to the care of a good black woman, who ever proved faithful to the trust. In August 1871, Annie A. Elliston was married to Wm. C. Edmonston, who was the bookkeeper in the first bank in Clinton, that of Salmon and Stone. Her home was ever after in Clinton, and at her death, she was probably the oldest resident of this city in point of continuous residence. At the age of fifteen she united with the Presbyterian church and when she came to Clinton transferred her membership to the Cumberland Presbyterian Church of Clinton, which had just been organized. She ever remained strongly faithful to that church, and never changed her allegiance from it. Her education was begun in the rural schools of her native state, and after she came to Missouri, she attended schools of the same type in Missouri until interrupted by the breaking out of the war. She was always a great reader, caring little for fiction, but enjoying biography, travels, and stories of achievement. The loss of her promising son, Leslie, at the age of twenty years, and her beloved husband in 1899 seemed almost more than this little woman, who was always frail, could bear and a long period of invalidism followed. Though frail of body, her mind was strong and active. Behind her gentle smile was a force of character, a strength of purpose, and a sense of justice that never faltered. Her home was ever open to her friends and her greatest pleasures were the visits of those she loved. She was generous, forgiving, kindly, and the patience with which she endured her many afflictions was the wonder of all who knew her. She was an expert needlewoman, a fine cook, and her house was always immaculate. She died as she had lived - serenely, calmly, and with a faith that was beautiful in its steadfastness. She admonished her loved ones to be good to one another and begged that they would not grieve for she was weary and longed to rest. She is survived by two daughters, Miss Mary E., principal of Washington school, and Miss Kate, one of the owners of the Fashion Boot Shop on the west side of the square. The funeral service was conducted at the family residence Sunday afternoon.

EDMONSTON, Eugene Leslie
b: Oct 6 1872, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
d: Nov 7 1892, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery EA-FU, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Nov 11 1892 - Monday evening after an illness of only a few days, Eugene Leslie Edmonston, departed this life, aged 20, with inflammation of the bowels. Thus it is when feeling most secure, we are suddenly reminded of the uncertainty of life and the certainty of death. In 1888, he graduated from the Franklin school, being only 15 years old and the youngest in the class. In July of that year, he commenced working for James T. McKee and remained with him until October 1890, when he accepted a position with Henry Hunter in the grain business, where he remained for a year. In March, 1892, he entered the store of Huey & Son, as cashier, remaining there until his death. Every position was filled with perfect satisfaction to his employers and he was regarded as "a model boy." How beautiful with his Christian life, blending all that was pure and elevating of earth with the highest thoughts of heaven. Funeral at the C. P. church and burial in Englewood.

EDMONSTON, William Clay
b: Aug 11 1839, McDonough Co, IL
d: Oct 19 1899, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery EA-FU, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - One more happy home has been made desolate by the grim monster death entering it and taking for its victim a kind and loving husband, father and an honored and respected citizen - W. C. Edmonston. He has been a sufferer with dropsy for about ten months and bore his intense sufferings with much fortitude until Thursday morning, when death released him. Born in McDonough County, Illinois August 11, 1839. His father, Wm. Edmonston, was a North Carolinian by birth and was an early settler of Illinois, having gone to that state from Indiana. Mother of our subject, Elizabeth Royce, was born in Indiana and was there reared and married. Wm. Edmonston was a member of the Illinois Legislature from McDonough County from 1830 to 1840. He died in Cooper County, MO. October 18, 1871 and his widow died February 22, 1876. In 1856, Wm. C., with his parents, emigrated to Reynolds County, Mo. where he remained until 1853, then moving to Bates County. He lived on a farm there until 1861 and then enlisted in Company D of Col. Peyton's Regiment, Missouri Calvary, and served till paroled at Shreveport, La. June 7, 1865. Returning to Missouri, he settled in Clinton and was engaged in the mercantile business as a clerk for two years. He located at Warrensburg for six months, then again came to Clinton and for the following six months, was bookkeeper in Salmon & Salmon's Bank. After this time, he gave his attention to farming until 1872, when he embarked on the stock and grain trade in Clinton. In this, he was interested until elected circuit clerk in 1875, which office he filled most acceptably till 1879 and then he was elected county assessor. He was united in marriage August 17, 1871 to Miss Anna A. Elliston, a Kentuckian by birth. They had three children - Eugene L., who died in this city some years ago and will be remembered by many Clinton people as an honest and upright young man; Mary and Kate, who with his fond and loving widow, survive. Funeral was at the family residence on South Main, after which a host of sorrowing relatives and friends followed the remains to Englewood.

EDMUNDS, Brady Carl
b: Dec 4 1967
d: Dec 18 2005, Lowry City, St. Clair Co, MO
bur:
Kidds Chapel Cemetery, Chalk Level Twp, St. Clair Co, MO
arr: Sheldon-Goodrich Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Dec 29 2005 - Brady Carl Edmunds, 38, Lowry City, was born December 4, 1967, to Billy Carl and Shirley Jean (Perry) Edmunds, and died December 18, 2005, at his home. Brady worked hard, loved his kids and endured lots of sorrow in his all too short life. He was a truck driver for many years. Brady was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather John Perry and his paternal grandmother Gladys Dowell. Brady is survived by his three children, Katy 17, Cord 15, and Carlie 10, all of the home; his parents, Billy and Shirley; two brothers, Lance and John; his sister Melody; half-sister Kelly; numerous cousins and wife April. Funeral services were Wednesday, December 21, at Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel. Burial was in Kidd's Chapel Cemetery, Lowry City.

EDMUNDS, Tanner Lane
b: Jun 3 2006, Overland Park, Johnson Co, KS
d: Jun 3 2006, Overland Park, Johnson Co, KS
bur:
Kidds Chapel Cemetery, Chalk Level Twp, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jun 22 2006 - Tanner Lane Edmunds, infant son of Lance Edward Edmunds and Sarah Renae Hudson, was born June 3, 2006, at Overland Park Regional Hospital, Overland Park, Kansas, and died six hours later at the hospital. Tanner is also survived by his maternal grandmother Diane Holt, Deepwater, and his paternal grandparents Billy and Shirley Edmunds of Lowry City. Funeral services were held at Vansant-Mills Chapel on Wednesday, June 7, with burial in Kidds Chapel Cemetery, Lowry City.

EDWARDS, Benjamin Barber Jr.
b: Sep 13 1860, Cole Camp, Benton Co, MO
d: Oct 17 1934, E of Mt. Zion, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Mt. Zion Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Benjamin Reuben(sic) Edwards died at his home one-fourth mile east of Mt. Zion Wednesday, October 17. He was born September 13, 1860, in Cole Camp in Benton County. March 27, 1881 he was married to Miss Mattie Rebecca Cox. To this union 12 children were born, four of whom preceded him in death. Those survivng are Arthur and Lonnie; Mrs. Bessie Dannenbrock of Missoula, Mont.; Mrs. Truman Collins, Hamilton, Mont.; Mrs. Catherine Gloudeman, Forsythe, Mont.; Mrs. Alta Rano, Rapid City, S.D.; Mrs. Iva Tuter, Clinton; Mrs. Grace Tuter, Deepwater. Mrs. Edwards died May 31 1916. December 28, 1931, Mr. Edwards was united in marriage to Lillie Parker who also survives with 23 grandchildren, two brothers and one sister. The greater part of his life was spent near Mt. Zion. The funeral was held Friday afternoon at the Mt. Zion Methodist Church and burial in the cemetery nearby.

EDWARDS, Billie R.
b: Jan 23 1932, Illinois
d: Aug 25 2005, Ocala, Marion Co, FL
bur: Cremation

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Aug 30 2005 - Billie R. Edwards, 73, a retired project engineer for Rival Manufacturing, died Thursday, August 25, 2005, at Ocala, Florida. A native of Illinois, he moved to Ocala from Missouri in 2000. He was a member of the Church of Christ. He was a United States Army veteran. Survivors include his wife Wilda Edwards, Ocala, Florida; daughter Janice Barnes, Webster Groves; brother Jim Edwards, Westland, Michigan; stepson Mike Talley, Missouri; stepdaughter Dr. Patricia Borthwick, Naples, and six grandchildren. Florida Cremation Society, Ocala, was in charge of arrangements.

EDWARDS, David C. Sr. Judge
b: Dec 18 1839, Bates Co, MO
d: Sep 17 1904, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery EA-FU, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Missouri, Sep 24 1904 - Judge D. C. Edwards, who had been a resident of our county only about one year, died Saturday night, about 12, from Bright's disease. Born in Bates County Dec. 18, 1838, near Altona; married Miss Bethira Sharp in 1865. He was in the confederate army during the entire war, was a fine man and highly respected; was judge in the Bates County Court for 16 years. Burial in Englewood. He leaves his wife and the following children: Miss Sarah J. Edwards, California; B. B. Edwards, Jr., Mrs. Harriet B. Cantrell, east of Clinton; Mrs. Beatrice Wilson, California.

EDWARDS, Edwin Francis "Eddie"
b: Jun 6 1932, Fairmount, Jackson Co, MO
d: Oct 11 2008, Blairstown, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Carpenter Cemetery, Chilhowee, Johnson Co, MO
arr: Ben Cast & Son-Wood Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Oct 13 2008 - Edwin Francis "Eddie" Edwards, age 76, Blairstown, Missouri, passed away Saturday, October 11, 2008, at home. He was born June 6, 1932 in Fairmount, Missouri the son of Ed E. and Pansey Venus (Johnson) Edwards. He attended Stormy Point School in Raytown, Missouri and was an Army veteran of the Korean War. On July 20, 1960 he married Margaret Katherine Hoover in Kansas City, Missouri. Mr. Edwards was a dockworker for Yellow Freight Company in Kansas City for 25 years and retired in 1994. He had lived in Holden, Missouri for 27 years before moving to the Norris and Blairstown community in 1990. He leaves his wife, Margaret Edwards, of the home; four sons, Andy Edwards, Warrensburg, MO, Gene Edwards, Chilhowee, MO, Gary Edwards, Holden, MO, a nd Chris Edwards, Holden, MO; one daughter, Pam Packham, Blairstown, MO; two brothers, Richard Edwards, Kingsville, MO, and Robert Edwards, Garden City, MO; two sisters, Charlotte Meads, Warrensburg, MO and Cora West, Grandview, MO; 16 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. One brother, Walter Edwards, and two grandchildren, Chance and Lacy Edwards, preceded him in death. Funeral services were held Wednesday, October 15, 2008, at Ben Cast & Son - Wood Funeral Home, Holden, MO.

EDWARDS, Elizabeth A. TAYLOR
b: Mar 27 1938, Barnett, Morgan Co, MO
d: Aug 25 2014, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery EA-FU, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
arr: Consalus Funeral Homes

Elizabeth A. Edwards, age 76 of Clinton, MO, died at St. Luke's Hospital, Kansas City, MO on Monday, August 25, 2014. Liz was born March 27, 1938 to Elisha Taylor and Gladys (Kelsay) Taylor of Barnett, MO. She married Glenn Edwards on November 29, 1958 in Barnett, MO. Liz worked in the clerical field for a school, a real estate firm and other businesses. She was a member of the Eagles Club of Clinton and enjoyed shopping for produce and fishing. Liz's greatest love was her family, Glenna (Jeff), Alan (Meg) and especially her grandchildren. Survivors include her daughter, Glenna (Jeff) Smith of Clinton, MO; a son, Alan (Meg) Edwards of Clinton, MO; four grandchildren, Patrick and Christopher Smith of New York, NY and Kate and Scott Edwards of Clinton, MO; four sisters, Evelyn Bellamy, Sue Enloe, Arlene Jones and Darlene Stover; and a host of nieces and nephews. Preceding her in death were her parents, husband, three brothers, Tom, Herb and Dr. Myron Taylor and a sister, Erma Rains. A funeral service will be conducted at Consalus Funeral Home on Friday, August 29, 2014. An interment will follow at Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

EDWARDS, Fern A. MAROLF
b: Jan 31 1913, Deepwater, Henry Co, MO
d: Jan 9 1993, Valley Falls, Jefferson Co, KS
bur: Nortonville Cemetery, Nortonville, KS

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Mrs. Fern A. Edwards, 79, Raytown, died Saturday, January 9, 1993, at her daughter-in-law's home in Valley Falls, Kansas. Graveside services were Monday at the Nortonville, Kansas, Cemetery. Mrs. Edwards was born in Deepwater and has lived in the Kansas City area most of her life. She was a supervisor in the alterations department at the Jones Store Co., Kansas City, from 1960 until she retired in 1978. She was a member of the Raytown Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses. Her husband, Marvin W. Edwards, died in 1990. Survivors include a son, Gary D. Edwards, Lake Lotawana in Jackson County; a brother, Howard Marolf, and three sisters, Mildred Ferro and Mary Stone, all of Clinton, and Dorothy Costley, Lee's Summit; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

EDWARDS, Ida A. MARTIN
b: Sep 23 1903, Benton Co, MO
d: Apr 10 1998, Windsor, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Laurel Oak Cemetery EA-FU, Windsor, Windsor Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Hadley Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 13 1998 - Ida A. Edwards, 94, Windsor, died early Friday morning, April 10, 1998, at Fern's Care Center, Windsor. Mrs. Edwards was born September 23, 1903, in Benton County, the daughter of Oliver Mastin Martin and Minnie Elizabeth (Cartright) Martin. On August 16, 1942, in Windsor, she married William Thomas (Bill) Edwards who preceded her in death on May 26, 1982. She was a homemaker and a member of the Clear Creek Baptist Church. Survivors include a niece, Eula Miller, Green Ridge, and cousins, great-nieces and great-nephews. Funeral services were Monday, April 13, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial was in Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

EDWARDS, Jessie Agnes DODY
b: Oct 22 1895
d: Mar 5 1997, Henderson, Chester Co, TN
bur: Greenlawn Memory Gardens, Springfield, Greene Co, MO

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Jessie Agnes Edwards, 101, Springfield, died March 5, 1997, in Chester County Nursing Home, Henderson, Tennessee. She was born October 22, 1895, and was reared in the Brownington area, the daughter of the late Charles A. and Eliza Jane Blackburn Dody. She attended school in the Brownington area. She was married May 28, 1919, to Darsie Everett Edwards. They made their home in the Nevada-Carthage and Springfield areas of Missouri, where Mr. Edwards farmed. He died in 1989. She was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary in Springfield and was a loyal member of the Church of Christ, the Kansas Expressway and North National churches in Springfield. She is survived by four sons, John L. Edwards, Sun City West, Arizona, Glenn C. Edwards, Nixa, Homer L. Edwards, San Gabriel, California, and Earl D. Edwards, Henderson, Tennessee; four daughters, Clara M. Sass, Nevada, Mo., Helen L. Weger, Colbert, Oklahoma, Martha D. Moser, Belle Vista, Arkansas, and Mary B. Barton, Henderson, Tennessee; 17 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one sister, Mrs. Emma Boyd; four brothers, Chris, Arthur, William and Earl Dody. Funeral services were held Saturday, March 8, at the Greenlawn Funeral Home in Springfield. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Nephews and nieces attending the service from this and other areas were Mr. and Mrs. (Ben) Earl Dody, Jr., Mrs. Ivonne Huey, Mrs. Mary Boyd of Clinton, Becky Boyd of Lebanon, Mary Beth Smith and Bethany Waugh of Overland Park, Kansas, Mrs. Donna Cruse of Hermitage, and Mr. and Mrs. Forrest Howard and Mrs. Della Maye Fowler of Windsor.

EDWARDS, Laura D. ACOCK
b: 1871
d: Apr 1943, Rogers, Benton Co, AR
bur: Rogers Cemetery, Rogers, Benton Co, AR

Rogers Arkansas Daily News, Friday, April 9, 1943 - Mrs. Laura Decker Edwards, 72 years old, died Friday morning at 9:25 o'clock after a long illness at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Paul Hughes, 515 North Third street. Mrs. Edwards came to Rogers in 1893. She was the wife of the late W.L. Edwards, former grocery store owner, who died in November 1930. Survivors beside the daughter Mrs. Hughes, with whom she made her home, are a son Howard Edwards, of Tulsa, Okla.; four grandchildren, Mary Jean and Billy Thomas Hughes of Rogers, Miss Laura Edwards and Mrs. Reeves Williams Jr. both of Tulsa, and a brother, Dick Acock, of Lincoln, Mo. Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at the Callison funeral home. Burial will be in the Rogers cemetery.

EDWARDS, Michael
b: Aug 23 1856, West Brighton, Monroe Co, NY
d: Jan 31 1939, Calhoun, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Feb 2 1939 - Michael Edwards, hardware and grocery merchant of Calhoun died at his home Tuesday, January 31, at 3:00 p.m. following a 10 day illness. Michael Edwards was born in West Brighton, Monroe County, New York, August 23, 1856, the son of Patrick and Ellen (Dowling) Edwards, natives of County Clare, Ireland - who came to America as young people and were naturalized. When 11 years of age he came with his parents to Franklin County, Missouri, and in 1870 they moved to Henry County, where his father was section foreman for the M. K. and T. Railroad at Lewis Station. Following in the footsteps of his sturdy Irish father, Michael also worked on the railroad and for some years did mining. Ambitious, he turned to merchandising and February 1, 1888, he opened a grocery store at Calhoun to which he later added hardware. Mr. Edwards was a natural business man, systematic and methodical, and built up an excellent trade, becoming recognized as one of the town's most enterprising and successful merchants. October 31, 1882, Miss Ella Minish, daughter of outstanding Calhoun pioneers, became his wife and to them six children were born, five of whom, with their beloved mother, survive: Arthur of the home; Thomas and James W. of Calhoun; Mrs. D. L. Green of Taylorville, Ill., and Mrs. W. L. Graham of Columbus, Kans., also one brother, W. P. Edwards, of Springfield, Mo., and two sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Minish of St. Louis, and Mrs. Lottie Sorrell of Calhoun; five grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. Mr. Edwards was an ardent Catholic and a staunch Democrat, a man of honest dependability in all his business methods, kindhearted and generous as a citizen of his community. To all Enterprises of the town and county he gave freely and was held in high respect by all who knew him. Never saying ill of people, he faced life with a genial charity. The burial service was at the Clinton Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Thursday (today) February 2. Burial in the Calhoun cemetery.

EDWARDS, W. L.
b: Aug 6 1866, near Windsor, MO
d: Nov 13 1930, Rogers, Benton Co, AR
bur: Rogers Cemetery, Rogers, Benton Co, AR

W. L. Edwards at Rest. W.L. Edwards was born near Windsor, Mo., August 6, 1866 and died November 13, 1930 at Rogers, Ark. He was married to Miss Laura Acock January 14, 1894. Two children were born to this union, Howard and Mrs. Paul Hughes. He went to Rogers, Ark., in 1894, and went into the grocery business and had been in the business continuously since. He had been in declining health for a number of years, but the immediate cause of his death was apoplexy. He passed peacefully away shortly before 8 o'clock Thursday morning, November 13, surrounded by his wife, children, grandchildren, sisters and Guy Anderson, a dear friend, who had so tenderly cared for him during his last illness. Deceased was a high type Christian citizen, putting into his business the Golden Rule, making a personal friend of each customer. He was Rogers' pioneer business man. Even after his health began to fail and he could not do as much as in former years, he went daily to smile a kindly greeting to friends and customers and do everything possible to help his only son, Howard, who operated the store. This son will miss this dear father's advice in the days to come and find he is constantly turning to his chair. But he has left a heritage of a noble life to those who are dear to him. The love of home was always uppermost in his life. He was informed on every question of the day, as he always read papers, magazines and books. He had a lovely flower garden, which he shared with the entire community. Roses were his favorite and he had many rare bushes, that were a joy to his town. Funeral services were from the Central Methodist Church, South. His body was laid to rest in Rogers cemetery surrounded by a large circle of his friends. Besides his wife and two children he leaves four grandchildren, Mary Jean and Billy Thomas Hughes, Laura Mae and Helen Edwards, Three sisters, Mrs. E. D. Gray, of Calhoun; Mrs. E. M. Adams, Red Lodge, Montana and Mrs. W. E. Johnson of Clinton. Mrs. Gray and Mrs. Johnson were at the bedside during the last illness. Others who went from here to attend the funeral were: W. E. Johnson of Clinton, Mrs. R. G. Askins and son, Edwin, Miss Audrey Gray, of Calhoun, and Israel Inglish, of Windsor.

 

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