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GEAHART, Theodore
b: Feb 12 1842, Cumberlain Co, KY
d: Feb 1910, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Bethlehem Cemetery, Bethlehem Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Feb 19 1910 - Died, Theo. Geahart, in poor health for years; born in Cumberland County, Kentucky Feb 12, 1842. Married Sarah Burnsides October 18, 1868. Three children, two dying in infancy, and Harve, the only child, the idol of his father and who, with his mother are left. He answered the summons at the home at 500 Bodine Avenue.

GEBHARDT, A.
b: abt 1839, Geremany
d: Apr 21 1903, Nevada, Vernon Co, MO

Clinton MO, Apr 25 1903 - A. Gebhardt, a former Clinton business man, died at his home in Nevada Tuesday. The funeral was held Thursday and his remains buried at Nevada. He was born in Germany about 64 years ago. He learned the harness trade and came to this country when quite young. After the war, he was proprietor of a harness shop for a number of years, afterwards engaging in the restaurant business and later on ran the hotel on East Franklin Street. He had been making his home in Nevada the past year or so. Leaves a wife and eight children.

GEBHARDT, Adam "Doc"
b: Sep 11 1922
d: Aug 14 2001, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery GA-GU, Clinton, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Aug 15 2001 - Adam "Doc" Gebhardt, 78, Clinton, died Tuesday, August 14, 2001, at Golden Valley Hospital. He is survived by his wife, Mary Jane, of the home; two daughters, Ada M. Gebhardt of Belton and Angela D. Heilman of Boise, Idaho; two sisters, Louise Sellers and Mary Greenlee, both of Wichita; two grandchildren. Mr. Gebhardt was a truck driver and a veteran of World War II. He was a Mason and Eastern Star member. Services will be held at the graveside in Englewood at 2 p.m. Friday.

GEBHARDT, Charles
b: Feb 7 1843, Germany
d: Sep 29 1906, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery GA-GU, Clinton, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Charles Gebhardt, son of Phillip Gebhardt and wife, died Saturday at 9 p.m., September 29, 1906, at his home on North Water street. He was born February 7, 1843 in Germany. Came to America in 1887 and came to Clinton from Indiana in 1889 and married Miss Anna Schmidt. He died from stomach trouble and was ill 9 months. Mr. Gebhardt was a fine stone mason and learned his trade in the old country. He leaves a wife, one brother Adam of Clinton, and three sisters, two in Indiana and one in Wisconsin. Burial in Englewood.

GEBHARDT, Mattie
b: May 31 1888, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
d: May 24 1902, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery GA-GU, Clinton, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Missouri, May 31, 1902 - Mattie Gebhardt breathed her last with her hand in her brother Frank's last Saturday night at near ten. Hers was one of those diseases that baffled the physician's skill and a mother's tender care could not cure. A bright, sunny-hearted little girl, never complaining, she would have been 14 the Sunday after her death. She leaves a dear old grandmother, father, mother, three sisters and three brothers to mourn her loss. Helpful hands laid the little form tenderly away in Englewood.

GEER, Kenneth E.
b: May 28 1912, near Ellinwood, Barton Co, KS
d: Oct 21 2002, Warsaw, Benton Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery GA-GU, Clinton, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Vansant-Mills Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Oct 24 2002 - Kenneth E. Geer died Monday, October 21, 2002, at the home of his son in Warsaw, following a long illness. Friends and family will celebrate his life at a memorial service to be held at Vansant-Mills Funeral Home in Clinton on Monday, October 28. Interment will immediately follow at Englewood Cemetery. He was born May 28, 1912, near Ellinwood, Kansas, to John L. and Ruth (Thompson) Geer. They moved to the Clinton area during his early years. He attended Camp Branch and Piper elementary schools and graduated from Clinton High school in 1935. He attended the University of Missouri for one year. He worked until 1941 and then joined the Army. He served his country in Europe through five campaigns during World War II and was awarded the Bronze Star. He married Norma E. Oliphant in 1945. He began working for Reliance Coal Co. in 1947 as a heavy equipment operator. They moved to Mascoutah, Illinois in 1957 after Reliance was sold to Peabody Coal. He worked in the mines for 20 additional years and retired in 1977. In 1980 he and his wife moved to Arizona. Norma died in 1993 and in the fall of 1997 Mr. Geer returned to Missouri to live with his son in Warsaw. He was a lifelong member of the Methodist Church and a 50-year-plus member of Lodge 548 AF&AM in Clinton. He was preceded in death by his parents, John L. and Ruth; his brother, John L. who was killed during World War II and his wife, Norma. He is survived by his son, Lawrence Geer and daughter-in-law, Janie, Warsaw; his daughter, Karen Geer, St. Louis, and one grandchild, John L. Geer, Bozeman, Montana.

GEHRIG, Robert Eugene
b: May 14 1922, Windsor, Henry Co, MO
d: Sep 16 2005, Roodhouse, IL
bur:
Laurel Oak Cemetery GA-GU, Windsor, Windsor Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Airsman-Hires Funeral Home

Windsor MO - Robert Eugene Gehrig, age 83, of Roodhouse, Illinois, died early Friday morning, Sept. 16, 2005 at his residence. He was born May 14, 1922 in Windsor, Missouri, the son of Herbert and Ilva Schrum Gehrig. He married LaVena Campbell in Windsor, Missouri and she preceded him in death. He then married Doris Simmons Gilmore on Jan. 13, 1975 in Roodhouse and she survives. He is also survived by two stepsons, Robert (wife, Carol) Gilmore of Roodhouse and Ronald (wife, Becky) Gilmore of White Hall; one stepdaughter, Nancy Stice of Roodhouse; eleven step-grandchildren, Craig Gilmore of Roodhouse, Jeff Gilmore of Riverton, Brad Gilmore of Roodhouse; Heather Webb of Carrollton; Galan Waterfallen of Las Vegas, NV; Kim Rogers of Godfrey; Tami Stice of Maryville; Amanda Stice of Roodhouse; Katy Stice of Roodhouse; Derrick Gilmore of White Hall and Josh Gilmore of Lafayette, Indiana; eleven step-great-grandchildren; and one brother, Harold Gehrig of Warsaw, Missouri and two nieces, Dixie and Diane. Mr. Gehrig was a World War II veteran of the U.S. Army. He managed the LaCrosse Lumber Company in Roodhouse for many years, then worked at Andrews Lumber and Colwell Lumber in Jacksonville until his retirement in 1995. He was the Roodhouse Township Assessor for eight years. He was a member of the Emmanuel Baptist Church in Roodhouse and a member of the White Hall VFW Post 7684. He also served on the Board of Directors of Fernwood Cemetery. Graveside services will be held at noon Thursday, Sept. 22, 2005 at the Laurel Oak Cemetery in Windsor, Missouri.

GENGLER, James Donald
b: Sep 28 1937, Cawker City, Mitchell Co, KS
d: Apr 22 2009, near Appleton City, MO
bur:
St. Marys Cemetery, Montrose, Deepwater Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 23 2009 - James Donald Gengler, 71, son of George Fredrick and Helen Ann (Swaters) Gengler, was born September 28, 1937, in Cawker City, Kansas, and died very suddenly at his home near Appleton City on Wednesday, April 22, 2009. Jim's family moved to Missouri when he was young and he graduated from Montrose High School. He attended Rockhurst College for two years before enlisting in the Army. During his time in the service he was stationed in Germany. Jim and Kathleen A. Kalwei were married on May 26, 1962. Following his time in the Army, Jim worked for Kansas City Power and Light Company as a mechanic until his retirement. Preceding Jim in death were his parents and two infant daughters, Patricia and Mary Beth Gengler. Survivors include his wife, Kathy of the home; four children, David Gengler and wife Kristi, Karen and husband Phillip Landers, Michael Gengler and wife Tracy, Katherine and husband Jeff Long; 12 grandchildren, Benjamin, Brian and Emily Landers, Lucas, Brett and Scott Gengler, Jacob, Kylee and Raef Gengler and Jenna, Kyle and Peyton Long; three sisters, Elizabeth and husband John Rotert, Alice Cook, and Ann and husband Ernie Strum. Funeral Mass will be Saturday, April 25 at the Immaculate Conception Church in Montrose. Burial will be in the St. Mary's Cemetery, Montrose.

GENTRY, Charles Lee
b: Aug 4 1937, Cairo, IL
d: Nov 17 2008, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Mt. Zion Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Vansant-Mills Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 15 2009 - Charles Lee Gentry, 71, Deepwater (Mt. Zion), died Nov. 21, 2008, at home. He was born Aug. 4, 1937, the son of Rose Geneva and Everett Gentry. In 1961 Charles married Linda J. Osborne in Kansas City. In Charles' earlier years, he worked for Chrysler Parts Depot in Kansas City, Kansas (Fairfax). He retired from Chrysler. He then became employed in the wood pallet making business. The last two years before retirement, he drove a truck for ProSoCo, out of Kansas. After his retirement, he moved to Deepwater where he loved to fish, hunt and did woodworking in his spare time. Charles loved people. His best enjoyment was to make people laugh. Charles was a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Mt. Zion. In addition to his wife, Charles is survived by three children, Dana Boschert, Parkville, Sherry VanWye, Kansas City, and Steve Gentry, Grandview. He has a lovely daughter-in-law, Dottie Gentry, and two great sons-in-law, Chuck VanWye and Ronnie Miller, and seven grandchildren and one great-grandson, all of Kansas City. Memorial services were held at Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Mt. Zion, on Saturday, Nov. 22.

GENTRY, Dellmer S.
b: Apr 8 1887, near Fristoe, Benton Co, MO
d: Sep 18 1972, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Consalus Funeral Homes

Clinton Eye, Oct. 5 1972 - Delmar S. Gentry was born April 18, 1887 near Fristoe, Missouri. He died on September 18, 1972, at the age of 85 after a long illness. Mr. Gentry had moved to the Thrush community in 1949 where he resided until his death. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother and sister. He is survived by his wife, Bertha A. Gentry, of the home; one son, Delmar S. Gentry Jr., Flemington, Mo.; one daughter, Millie [sic] Belle Richards, Thrush; one grandson, Jerry A. Gentry, Springfield, Mo.; one great-grandson, Erin Bruce Gentry of Springfield, and a host of friends. He had worked for the Katy and Frisco Railroads, retiring in 1950. He was a member of the Calhoun Christian Church. Funeral services were held Wednesday, September 20 at the Christian Church with burial in the Calhoun cemetery. (cc note: inscription at Calhoun Cemetery: GENTRY, Dellmer S. - Apr 8 1887 - Sep 18 1972; Bertha A. - Jan 18 1893 - Aug 28 1986)

GENTRY, Raymond Lee
b: abt 1932
d: Oct 10 1992
bur: White Chapel Memorial Gardens, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Raymond Lee Gentry, 60, northeast Kansas City, died Saturday, Oct. 10, 1992 at Truman Medical Center. Services will be Wednesday at Newcomer's White Chapel; burial in White Chapel Cemetery. Mr. Gentry was born in Clinton and lived in the Kansas City area most of his life. He was a school cabdriver for Yellow Cab Co. for eight years, retiring in April 1992. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War. Survivors include his wife, Rose Mary Goddard-Gentry of the home; a daughter, Deborah Gentry, Kansas City; two stepsons, Richard Goddard, Sulphur Springs, Or., and James Goddard, Kansas City; his mother, Ethalee De Maria, and a brother, Richard Gentry, both of Kansas City; and a step-granddaughter.

GEORGE, Alice M. HOUSEWORTH
b: Oct 1 1908, Crittendon, Morgan Co, MO
d: Jun 30 2004, Windsor, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Laurel Oak Cemetery GA-GU, Windsor, Windsor Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Hadley Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jul 12 2004 - Alice M. George, 95, Windsor, died early Wednesday morning, June 30, 2004, at Windsor Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center. She was born October 1, 1908, in Crittenden, the daughter of Marion Albert Houseworth and Bertha Ellen "Nellie" (Nichols) Houseworth. On January 21, 1931, in Warrensburg, she married Arnold Ferguson George, who preceded her in death on February 28, 1976. Mrs. George was a homemaker. She worked at the Brown Shoe Factory, Versailles, and the Tweedy Shoe Factory, Higginsville, prior to her marriage. She later worked at the former Windsor International Shoe Factory for a short time. She loved to quilt, was active in the Windsor Senior Center and was a faithful member of the Windsor United Methodist church. Survivors include two daughters, Mary E. McCarty and her husband Bob, Sedalia, and Sara F. Campbell and her husband Maurice, Clinton; three grandchildren, Timothy Campbell, Roger Campbell and his wife Kim, and Dan McCarty; three great-grandchildren, Brian, Chelsea and Nathan Campbell, and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by three brothers, Lon Houseworth, Orvil Houseworth and Warren Houseworth; five sisters, Desta Glidewell, Vesta Kays, Sophia Houseworth, Georgetta Houseworth and Lois Glidewell. Funeral services were Saturday, July 3, at Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial was in Laurel Oak Cemetery.

GEORGE, Brenda L. HUGHEY
b: abt 1958
d: 2001

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Aug 29 2001 - Brenda George, 43, Calhoun, died early Tuesday morning, August 28, 2001, at the Golden Valley Hospital in Clinton. She was born September 17, 1957, in Perryville, the daughter of Fred Conway Hughey and Geraldine Bernice (Bangert) Hughey. On June 2, 1984, in Calhoun, at the First Baptist Church, she married Bob George, who survives of the home. She was a teacher in the Calhoun School system for 21 years, teaching high school math for most of her career. She was a member of the Missouri State Teachers Association, the Community Teachers Association and the First Baptist Church, Calhoun. In addition to her husband, she is survived by two sons, Scott and Kevin George, of the home; her mother, Geraldine Hughey, Perryville; a brother, Larry A. Hughey and wife, Holly, Weatherford, Oklahoma; two sisters, Gail Ochs and husband, Ken, Cape Girardeau, and Sandy Picou and husband, John, St. Mary's; four nieces, Pam, Angie, Amy and Laci; four nephews, Matt, Jason, Jonathon and Logan; two great-nephews, Kristopher and Chase, and one great-niece, Brooklyn. She was preceded in death by her father; a sister, Barbara Hughey, and a great-nephew, Nathan. Funeral services will be Saturday, September 1, at the First Baptist Church, Perryville. Burial will be in Home Cemetery, Perryville.

GEORGE, Catherine M. O'BRIEN
b: n/a
d: 1993
arr:
Consalus Funeral Homes
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Mrs. Catherine M. George of Clinton, formerly of Kansas City, died Sunday, Jan 10 1993 in a nursing home in Clinton. Services will be Friday at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Parsons, Ks.; burial in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Parsons. Mrs. George was born in Parsons and lived in the Kansas City area before she moved to Warsaw in 1966. She moved to Clinton in 1987. She formerly was a secretary for the Cooper-Jarrett Trucking Co. Her husband Sherman George died in 1989. Survivors include a brother, Edward O'Brien, Parsons. - (another report) Mrs. Catherine George, Clinton, died Saturday, January 9, 1993 at Westwood.

GEORGE, Charles B.
b: Oct 26 1861, Pisgah, Cooper Co, MO
d: May 1 1938, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery GA-GU, Clinton, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Consalus Funeral Homes

Clinton MO - Charles B. George died at 5:00 a.m. Sunday May 1, 1938, at the dawn of another day, the soul of Charles B. George entered the heavenly eternal land. His passing was at his home at 926 North Third street. He had been a strong and well man, in excellent health all his life, until January 16 when he took sick, was ill several weeks, then became much better. Monday of last week he did not feel so well and his son-in-law, Jaba Hood, who before departing on his railroad run, told his wife she had better watch her father for he believed he was liable to have a stroke. That afternoon Mr. George fell in the yard but grew better until Tuesday when the stroke came and he gradually became worse until death released him from earthly suffering. Mrs. George lost her husband on the 49th anniversary of the death of her mother. Mr. George was born October 26, 1861, at Pisgah, in Cooper county, Mo., and was united in marriage to Miss Mildred Kemper, October 2, 1895, at Grain Valley, Mo. They went to Cass County for awhile, also lived at Gunn city where he was in the lumber business, then came to Clinton in 1901 where they had since lived. They had owned their present home the past 20 years. Mr. George enjoyed the out of doors and working with growing plants, so it was natural for him to succeed so well with his garden. At their home, he was quick to take advantage of the superior type of soil and have the earliest fresh vegetables with which he supplied Clinton markets through the season. He was equally fond of flowers; took a great pride in keeping the yard trim and neat and his house was always attractive and inviting to the eye. He operated a filling station just north of their home near the junction of highway 35 and 13. He was converted and joined the Baptist church while a youth in Cooper County. He loved the old songs best and while at Gunn City played a guitar in their stringed orchestra. He disliked the radio, for its swing and jazz music was most distasteful to him. He was a devoted husband and father, a frugal and honest citizen. Throughout his life he was a sincere toiler for the Master, striving to attain His perfection in patience and kindly living. He was a member of the W.O.W. lodge. He is survived by his beloved wife, who is a semi-invalid, and the following children: Mrs. Chess McKean, Mrs. Rudolph Lehman and Mrs. Jaba Hood, Clinton; Mrs. Audry (Irene) Walcott, Altadena, Calif.; Miss Mary Dee George, Alhambra, Calif. One brother is left, Harry George at DeQueen, Ark. There are five grandchildren, Bobby McKean, Montrose; Geraldine and Bobby Gene Lehman of Clinton; K. W. and Mildred Wolcott of Alhabra, Calif. The youngest daughter, Miss Mary Dee, had wired them Saturday that she was coming home by motor, so was en route when he died. The other children were present except Mrs. Walcott. Funeral services will be at the Consalus and Peck funeral home at on Thursday (today). Interment in Englewood.

GEORGE, Ellen Lucina SAXTON
b: Oct 26 1854, Allen Co, OH
d: Dec 28 1918, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Springfield Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Eye, Jan 1919 - With sad hearts and tearful eyes we are called to record another visit by the angel of death in our midst. On last Saturday morning just before 6 o'clock, as the bright dawn of day was approaching the eastern sky and promising a day of beauty and sunshine, the cold hand of death reached into the home of Mrs. Ellen George and family and claimed for its victim this dearly beloved mother and friend. It was then that this dear one closed her eyes on earthly scenes, only to open them to brighter scenes than ever before. It was then that the saddest hour and hardest trial of life was inflicted upon the hearts of her children, who loved and cared for her so tenderly, throwing every comfort around her, both in sickness and health. Mrs. Ellen Lucina George, nee Saxton was born in Allen county, Ohio, Oct. 26, 1854; died Dec. 28, 1918; being 64 years, 2 months and 2 days of age. She was married to Joseph George Oct. 9, 1874; coming to this home a bride 45 years ago and lived her entire married life on the old home place. She has raised a family of 8 children - 5 boys and 3 girls, all of whom survive her and had been at her bedside, except her youngest son Frank, who is in military service in France. Her husband preceded her to the better world some 25 years ago, leaving the responsibilities of the family all to her, besides the care of the aged grandfather and grandmother, who were in feeble health, and a great burden to her, yet she bore it all so uncomplainingly. She was a dear, good woman, loved and respected by all who knew her. It is so sad to know the home is broken, but we must submit to God's will. "The Lord giveth and the Lord taketh away. Blessed be the name of the Lord." May the family feel and know, even though their home is broken that 64 years of useful life has been spent on this earth in making other lives sweeter and happy and may each of them live that they may see the reflection in their own lives; that while she cannot meet them at the door to welcome their home coming or greet them with a cheery smile, only think their lives have given her no sorrow or heartaches, should be a comfort to them, and on that beautiful shore, where no parting words are spoken, no pain or sorrow is known, she is awaiting them over there. She was converted in early womanhood, joined Mt. Olivet Baptist church. Her Christian faith was strong and the life she lived was without spot or blemish, as she did not hold malice against any one. She truly was a noble woman, loyal to her family and friends. She did not fear death, but made the remark, "I did want to live to see Frank. It will be awful for him to come home and not see his mother." Yet she trusted it all to the Lord. She was afflicted by a dreaded cancer with sapper her pure life away by degrees, until death came to relieve her and she fell asleep in Jesus. Her funeral services were conduced by Rev. Wm. Briggs at Mt. Olivet church, Sunday afternoon, in the presence of a large concourse of sorrowing relatives and friends, after which the remains were laid by the side of her husband to await the resurrection morn. She leaves besides her family, several grandchildren, one brother, two sisters and a host of friends to mourn her demise.

GEORGE, Gladys Pearl McMAHAN ROMDALL
b: Jun 12 1918, Blairstown, Henry Co, MO
d: Feb 27 1994, Lowry City, St. Clair Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery GA-GU, Clinton, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Vansant-Mills Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Gladys Pearl Romdall George was born on June 12 1918, the daughter of Pearl and Blanche (Davidson) McMahan. She died February 27, 1994, at the age of 75. In 1929 she was baptized into the Hickory Grove Baptist Church, south of Urich. On December 16, 1944, Gladys became the wife of Ray Howard Romdall. To this union one son was born, Rudy Jay Romdall. Ray nicknamed Gladys "Zippy" which had continued to stay with her through the years. Ray preceded her in death in 1950. She worked for many years in California as a defense worker during the second World War. She returned to Clinton and went to work at Kreisler's Drug Store. During the Vietnam War, she worked at Lake City Army Am Plant. She retired in 1979, after working for six years at Golden Valley Memorial Hospital. On November 15, 1983, she was united in marriage to James Ervin George. Ervin preceded her in death in 1992. They made their home at Sky Village. She enjoyed being outdoors, fishing and visiting with their many friends in the Village. She was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters, one brother and her husband. Survivors include one son, Rudy Romdall and his wife, Barbara, Clinton; one step-grandson, John E. Scott, Clinton; one sister, Lela George, Clinton; four sisters-in-law, three brothers-in-law, many nieces and nephews, along with a host of friends. Funeral services were held at the Vansant-Mills Chapel, Wednesday, March 2. Burial was in the Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

GEORGE, Harry Thaddeus
b: 1874
d: 1940
arr: Wilkinson Funeral Home

Harry Thaddeus George of the Thrush neighborhood passed on to his heavenly home at the General Hospital in Clinton, February 19, 1940, a little after the noon hour. He suffered for some time with asthma and heart trouble. He was tenderly cared for by his sister, Mrs. Lou Moreland, of the Moore School neighborhood and Mrs. Tom Goff of the Powell school neighborhood. Thad leaves to mourn his going the following sisters and brothers: Mrs. Lou Moreland, Mrs. Tom Goff, Miss Addie George of Clinton, Mr. Sherman George of Calhoun, Mr. Frank George, Purdy, and Mr. Virgil George, Monett. Mr. Sam George is deceased. A host of other relatives and many friends to mourn his passing. Thad George - one could not help from liking him. He was born in the Thrush neighborhood on the old home place. This place has been known as the George place for a very great number of years. There is a small grave yard on this farm where there is a number of relatives and a few neighbors of pioneer days sleeping there. This farm was obtained from the government before the days of the Civil War. Thad George was 66 years old, four months, and nineteen days. He was born October 1, 1874. He never married and never belonged to any church. Although he seemed to have a great liking for his fellow men and all ways looking out for their safety and welfare. At the time of his passing he was running a mill in the Thrush neighborhood. He also had run a threshing machine for a number of years. The George School was the only school he had attended. Thad George's father passed away when he and his brothers and sisters all were quite small. Their mother Mrs. Ella George through valiant efforts carried on and raised her family of children till they became men and women by playing the role of father and mother herself. This mother passed on when the last World's war was going on. The writer had never known their father, but he has known Mrs. E. George for a short while and up until the time of her passing. A life well spent has gone on and heaven is made richer by his going. But his example and influence will live on. The funeral service was held at the Mt. Olivet Baptist church Friday February 21st at two o'clock held by Rev. Walter Mihlfeld. A good crowd of folks was present to show their last respects for their friend and neighbor. The interment was held in the cemetery nearby in the family lot where lies his mother and father and brother Sam. The Wilkinson funeral directors from Clinton had charge of the funeral.

GEORGE, James C. "Jim"
b: Dec 7 1949, Windsor, Henry Co, MO
d: Jun 12 2006, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
bur:
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Bradley & Hadley Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jun 14 2006 - James C. "Jim" George, 56, of Calhoun, Missouri, died Monday evening, June 12, 2006, at St. Joseph Health Center, Kansas City, Missouri. He was born December 7, 1949, in Windsor, Mo., the son of James Clyde George, Sr., and Frances Louise (Clark) George. On October 30, 1981, in Clinton, Mo., he married Nancy K. Long who survives of the home. Jim was a 1967 graduate of Calhoun High School and later graduated from the U.S. Trade School, Kansas City, Mo. Jim was the former owner of Jugtown Guns, Calhoun, Mo., and was a truck driver and contract mail hauler for 20 years. He was a member of the Calhoun United Methodist Church and the Holden Gun Club. In addition to his wife Nancy, who survives of the home in Calhoun, survivors include a step-son, Doug McMullen and his wife Monica, Kansas City, Mo.; a step-daughter, Merridy Cumpton and her husband Shannon, Lee’s Summit, Mo.; 2 brothers, Bill George and his wife Jeanie, Springfield, Mo., and Bob George and his wife Mary, Calhoun, Mo.; 8 grandchildren, Nancy Dorris and Samantha Dorris, of the home, and Dustin Dorris, Jeffery Dorris, Jeremy Peek, Nicole Houston, Brittany Wallace, and Hunter McMullen; 4 great-granddaughters, Brigett, Madison, Skylar, and Melody; 3 nieces; and 9 nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and a daughter, Melody Dorris. Funeral services will be Friday, June 16, 2006, at the Bradley & Hadley Funeral Home, Clinton, Mo. Burial will be in the Calhoun Cemetery.

GEORGE, James Ervin
b: Jul 8 1911, Henry Co, MO
d: Dec 25 1992, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
bur:
Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Vansant-Mills Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - James Ervin George was born July 8, 1911 in Henry County, the son of James Armstrong George and Bertha Mary Harbstreet George. He departed this life December 25, 1992 at St. Luke's Hospital at the age of 81. Ervin spent his early years as a farmer. He was united in marriage to Lucille McMahan who preceded him in death. After retirement Ervin moved to Sky Village. He was united in marriage on November 15, 1983 to Gladys Romdall. They spent 9 happy years together until God called him home. Ervin enjoyed hunting, fishing, reading his Bible, and visiting with his many friends. Ervin raised a large garden each year, in which he shared with all the neighbors. Ervin was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers. Survivors include his wife Gladys of the home; one stepson, Rudy Romdall, and wife Barbara, and one step-grandson, John Scott, all of Clinton; two brothers, Loyd George, Blairstown, and Oral George, Clinton; two sisters, Temple Croy, Versailles, and Cleta George, San Bernardino, Ca.; nieces, nephews and a host of friends. Funeral services were held at the Vansant-Mills Chapel, Monday, December 28, 1992. Burial was in Memory Gardens Cemetery, Clinton.

GEORGE, James H. Sr.
b: Jun 24 1844, 6 mi SE of Calhoun, Henry Co, MO
d: May 6 1929, Calhoun, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
James H. George, son of Elberton C. George and Elizabeth E. George, was born six miles southeast of Calhoun, June 24, 1844; departed from this life at his home in Calhoun, May 6, 1929, age 84 years, 10 months and 12 days. He was one of twelve children. His family was one of the oldest of Henry county. His grandfather, William Goff, owned the first store in Henry county, just south of the present town of Calhoun; was the first postmaster in Henry county and one of the first three county judges. December 4, 1867, he was united in marriage to Mary B. Parks, who passed from this life February 7, 1891. To this union, four children were born. Of this union, A. T. George, of Paris, Texas, survives. September 15 1915, he was united in marriage to Nannie J. Thompson. To this union one son; James H. George, Jr., was born. During the Civil War, he served in the Union army. He was a member of Companies C. and A, First Missouri Volunteer Cavalry. He enlisted at Clinton, August 11, 1862, and was discharged at Little Rock, Ark., serving two years and ten months. the only residents of Calhoun living today who were here when he returned from the army are Mrs. M. Edwards and D. B. Pigg. He united with the Calhoun Baptist church September 16, 1868. For over fifty years, he had been one of its deacons. The church owes much to his devotion to the cause of Christ. He was the oldest surviving member and during his lifetime, he assisted in building three houses of worship in Calhoun. He became a member of the Masonic fraternity in 1870, and from the standpoint of both age and length of membership, he was the oldest member of the lodge in Calhoun. For a number of years he was engaged in business in Calhoun. He served as postmaster from May 15, 1897, until July 10, 1914. As a Christian and a citizen he has contributed more to the life of this community than any other. Besides his wife and two sons, he leaves to mourn his departure, three sisters - Mrs. O. B. Garner, Bonham, Texas, and Mrs. Julia Carter and Mrs. Wilmoth Gramley of Paris, Texas, and a host of friends in this community. Funeral services were conducted at the Baptist church by his pastor, Rev. G. C. Faulkner, after which the remains were taken in charge by the Masons and were laid to rest in Calhoun cemetery with Masonic honors.

GEORGE, Lela Lorane McMAHAN
b: Jul 11 1914, Holden, Johnson Co, MO
d: Jan 13 2006, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery GA-GU, Clinton, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Vansant-Mills Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Feb 1 2006 - Lela Lorane George, 91, Clinton, died Friday, January 13, 2006, at the Clinton Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, Clinton. She was born July 11, 1914, in Holden, the daughter of Pearl and Willa Blanch (Davidson) McMahan. On October 16, 1933, she married Floyd Emory George and to the union were born three children, Robert Lee, Shirley Temple and James Wayne. The family lived in the Garland and Clinton areas except for two or three years spent in the state of California. In addition to being wife, mother and homemaker, Lela worked for a number of years at the Zenith Specialties Corp. in Clinton. Lela professed her faith in Jesus Christ, was baptized and faithfully attended the First Assembly of God Church, Clinton, as long as her health permitted. She was a kind, gentle person, a great believer in prayer and had a compassionate heart for the needs of others. She was the primary caregiver of her husband Floyd, for many years and was very dedicated to caring for his needs in their home until he passed away in 1990 after 57 years of marriage. Lela loved spending time with her family and especially enjoyed her grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren through the years. The last few years Lela spent much of her time at her daughter Shirley's home before finally giving up her apartment and moving in. Shirley lovingly cared for her until her health required her to go into a healthcare facility where she spent the last several months. She was preceded in death by her husband Floyd; her parents; a brother Lee Bills McMahan, and three sisters, Lucille, Maude and Gladys George. Lela is survived by two sons, Robert George and wife Betty, Clinton, and James George and wife Karla, Oak Grove; one daughter Shirley Church, Clinton; two grandsons, Gary W. Church and wife Diane, and Jeffrey George and wife Beth; one granddaughter Kristy Roberts; three great-grandchildren Amy, Brook and Shelby; four great-great-grandchildren, Courtney, Kaylin, Brennan and Reese, and a number of nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends who will sadly miss her. Funeral services were held at Vansant-Mills Chapel, Clinton, on Tuesday, January 17. Interment was in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

GEORGE, Lena Faye BROWN
b: Nov 12 1924, Sulphur, OK
d: Jul 13 2006, Harrisonville, Cass Co, MO
bur: Cremation
arr:
Dickey Funeral Home
Harrisonville, Cass Co, MO - Mrs. Lena Faye George of Garden City, Missouri was born November 12, 1924 in Sulphur, Oklahoma the daughter of Rev. Abel B. and Selina (James) Brown. She departed this life on Thursday, July 13, 2006 at Cass Medical Center, Harrisonville, at the age of 81 years, 8 months and 1 day. On, April 25, 1953 Faye was united in marriage to Loyal George in Bentonville, Arkansas. Faye was a homemaker and earlier was employed as a secretary for the Sun Flower Army Ammunition Plant, DeSoto, Kansas. She was a member of the First Baptist Church, Garden City and the Easter Cantata Community Choir for several years. Faye was a Native American being a member of the Chickasaw Nation in Ada, Oklahoma. She was a former 4-H leader and was an accomplished seamstress and enjoyed playing the piano and singing. She had moved to Garden City in 1965. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by five sisters, Ruby, Malsie, Gladys, Lois and Julia and an infant brother, Donald. She is survived by her husband, Loyal George of the home; three daughters, Jan Gaylene George and Loy Ann George both of Belton, Missouri, Susan Rene` Farr and husband, Rev. Bob of St. Charles, Missouri; two grandchildren, Joe and Amy; a sister, Leona Farve, Ardmore, Oklahoma; other relatives and many friends. Cremation. A memorial service was held Monday, July 17, 2006 at the Dickey Funeral Home, Garden City, Missouri.

GEORGE, Lloyd Emmett
b: Oct 5 1907, Garland, Henry Co, MO
d: Jun 8 1994, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Sickman & Dunning Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Lloyd Emmett George, 86, of Blairstown passed away on June 8, 1994, at the Golden Valley memorial Hospital in Clinton. Lloyd was born October 5 1907, in the Garland community. He was the son of Bertha Harbstreet George and James George. Lloyd was a lifelong Henry County resident and was a farmer before he retired in 1976. He was a member of the Garland Baptist Church, former President of Henry County National Farmers Organization and had served as North District Judge of Henry County. He was united in marriage to Ruby Ann Barnhart on February 5, 1931. To this union were born Ila June, Leroy, Barbara and Clifford. In 1968, he was united in marriage with Rebecca Mays, who preceded him in passing in 1983. Lloyd is survived by one daughter, Barbara Redmond of Atlanta, Ga.; two sons, Leroy and Clifford George, both of Blairstown; 9 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; 8 great-great-grandchildren; one brother, Oral George of Clinton; two sisters, Temple Croy of Versailles and Cleda George of California. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruby Ann, and his daughter, Ila June. Funeral services were held on Friday, June 10, 1994 at the Sickman and Dunning Chapel. Burial was in the Memory Gardens Cemetery.

GEORGE, Louise Allene FEWEL
b: May 12 1906, Calhoun, Henry Co, MO
d: Jul 16 1991, Lowry City, St. Clair Co, MO
bur:
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Consalus Funeral Homes

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Louise Allene Fewel was born in Calhoun May 12, 1906, the daughter of Lee H. Fewel and Flora Jane Shepard Fewel. She passed away in Lowry City July 16, 1991, at the age of 85 years, two months and four days. She was married to Troy E. George May 11 1946, and the couple lived in Clinton for many of their married years, Troy passed away November 24, 1987. She is survived by one son, Jack Farmer of Clinton; one brother, Eugene Fewel, Lawrence, Kansas; one granddaughter, and three great-grandchildren. She was a member of the Calhoun Methodist Church. Funeral services were Friday, July 19, 1991, Consalus Chapel, Clinton.

GEORGE, Mabel ELLIOTT
b: Jan 6 1909
d: Mar 6 1992, Hollywood, Broward Co, FL
bur:
Englewood Cemetery GA-GU, Clinton, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Sickman & Dunning Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Mrs. Mabel Elliott George, 83, formerly of Clinton, died Friday, March 6, 1992 in Hollywood, Florida. She is survived by two sons, William Lee George of Pembroke Pines, Florida and Alfred George of Olathe, Ks.; one daughter, Glenna Kaufman of Hollywood, Florida; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren. Graveside services will be Tuesday at Englewood.

GEORGE, Mary B. PARKS
b: Jan 1 1852, Henry Co, MO
d: Feb 7 1891
bur:
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Died in Calhoun on Feb 7th (1891), Mrs. Mary George, aged 39 years. Deceased was a devoted member of the Baptist church and will be greatly missed by the members of that church and the citizens of Calhoun. The funeral services were Sunday afternoon, and the remains followed to their last resting place, in the cemetery, by a large crowd of relatives and sorrowing friends.

GEORGE, Mary Jane SWART
b: Oct 3 1869, Henry Co, MO
d: Jan 14 1931, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery GA-GU, Clinton, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
Mrs. W. T. George - "She has fought a good fight; she has finished her course, she has kept the faith." Death has again invaded the Garland community, taking from our midst a woman beloved by old and young. Mary Jane Swart was born October 3, 1869 and passed the portal of suffering at 7:25 a.m., January 14. At an early age she was converted and united at the Salem Baptist church, but later moved her membership to Garland. On September 3, 1885, she was united in marriage to W. T. George. To this union were born three children: John, of near Chilhowee; Emory, of near, Clinton, and Temple, who preceded her mother in death on May 9, 1928. She also leaves James George, a stepson, who lives near Garland; two brothers, J. E. Swart, of Clinton and Chas. Swart, of Canada. She was an indefatigable worker. We, who knew her best, will remember how faithfully she served all - family, neighbors, friends and strangers - keeping ever in mind, "If I can only place one little brick in the pavement of the Lord's pathway, I will place it there, that coming generations may walk thereon to the heavenly city." There is nothing that gives more pleasure than real Christianity. It grows better each year of life and the best is yet to come after death. Ever industrious, yet never too busy to receive and gladden a childish heart or to listen to someone who enlisted her aid. Always pleasant, sweet and cordial, she was a woman whom you meet once in a life time, but by having met and passed, your life is never just the same again. She was indeed, a Good Samaritan. Rev. A. N. Lindsey conducted the funeral services at the Garland Baptist church, after which the body was tenderly laid to rest in Englewood.

GEORGE, Mary Lucille WALKER DULABAN
b: Nov 30 1916, Henry Co, MO
d: Dec 2 2005
bur:
Englewood Cemetery GA-GU, Clinton, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Dec 5 2005 - Mary Lucille George, 89, Clinton, died Friday, December 2, 2005. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, December 6, at Holy Rosary Catholic Church with burial in Englewood Cemetery. Mary George was born November 30, 1916, In Henry County, Missouri, to W. H. Walker and Anna Belle (Beverston) Walker. On March 6, 1932, she married Roy O. Dulaban, a barber, of Clinton, Missouri. To this union three children were born: Bill, Sharon, and Marilyn. After Roy's death in 1962, Mary remained on the farm west of Clinton; and on September 18, 1965, married a long time friend, Oral George. Mary lived all her life in Henry County. She enjoyed her home, loved cooking and loved her family. She was known for her friendly smile as a cook in the Clinton School System, beginning at the Franklin School in approximately 1952, then going to Washington School, and later was head cook at Clinton High School. Preceding her in death was her husband, Oral George; son-in-law, Charles Nold; and grandson, Danny Hilt. Mary is survived by her children: Bill W. Dulaban and wife, Alta; Sharon Nold, all of Clinton; and Marilyn Secrest and husband, Terry, of Nixa, Missouri. She also left behind: two stepdaughters, Betty Jane D'Aunoy of Clinton and Oralyne Coon of Kansas City, Kansas; nine grandchildren; fifteen great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

GEORGE, Maynard I.
b: Nov 26 1901, S of Calhoun, Henry Co, MO
d: Jan 21 1998, Nixa, Christian Co, MO
bur:
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Maynard I. George, 96, Calhoun, died Wednesday, January 21, 1998, at nursing home in Nixa. He was born on a farm south of Calhoun November 26, 1901, the son of Lewis Henry George and Ollie Lelia (Combs) George. He attended grade school near Thrush, Calhoun High School for two years and then graduated from Clinton High School. On November 1, 1923, in Leesville, he married Roxie Jewell Briggs, who preceded him in death September 12, 1960. On May 5, 1967, in Calhoun, he married Mildred (Atwell) East, who preceded him in death April 12, 1992. Mr. George served the Citizens State Bank of Calhoun as assistant cashier from 1924 through 1942 and then served as a bank director from 1942 until 1990. He and his wife, Roxie, purchased a farm north of Calhoun in 1941 where he farmed and raised Angus cattle until his retirement in 1966. He guided many young men's and women's lives while he was a leader of the Calhoun 4-H Club from 1930 to 1947. Under his leadership, many champion 4-H cattle were shown. He was very unselfish and was always willing to help others. He was an active deacon, Sunday school teacher and a member in the Calhoun Baptist Church until his health failed.

GEORGE, Mildred ATWELL EAST
b: Jun 19 1906, Calhoun, Henry Co, MO
d: Apr 12 1992, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Mrs. Mildred East George, 85, Calhoun died Sunday, April 12, 1992 at Westwood Nursing Home in Clinton. She was born June 19, 1906 in Calhoun, daughter of Roland Atwell and Bertha Thrush Atwell. She was married May 6, 1967 in Calhoun to Maynard L. George, who survives at the home in Calhoun. She was a homemaker and a member of the Calhoun Baptist Church. In addition to her husband, she is survived by two step-daughters, Judith Cochran of Kansas City, and Elizabeth Finks of Kansas City; one stepson, Alfred George of Springfield; seven grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren, one sister, Agnes Nicholson of California; a brother, Wade Atwell, also of California. Funeral services were Tuesday at the Calhoun Baptist Church. Burial was in the Calhoun Cemetery.

GEORGE, Oral William Otto
b: Aug 4 1905, Henry Co, MO
d: Sep 21 2001, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery GA-GU, Clinton, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Sickman & Dunning Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Oct 2 2001 - Oral William Otto George died September 21, 2001, at his rural home at the age of 96. He was born August 4, 1905, to James Armstrong and Bertha Mae Harbstreet George on a farm northwest of Clinton in the Honey Creek community. He was the oldest of seven children and is survived by two sisters, Cleda George of Running Springs, California, and Temple Croy of Versailles. He was preceded in death by four brothers, Ernest, Ervin and twin brothers, Floyd and Lloyd George. Also surviving is his wife of 36 years, Mary Dulaban George; two daughters, Betty J. D'Aunoy of Clinton and Oralyne Coon of Kansas City, Kansas; three step-children, Bill Dulaban and wife, Alta, Sharon Dulaban Nold, Marilyn Secrest and husband, Terry, Nixa; 10 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. At a very young age, being the oldest child, Oral assumed an adult role in farming the family farmstead with his father. They also dug surface coal for heating purposes and had a small sawmill operation on the homeplace. Oral married Iva Clay Seaton, who preceded him in death in 1964. They made their home on a small farm west of Garland near his childhood home, and he worked for the Crowe Coal Company in conjunction with farming. He was a member of the Garland Baptist Church. Oral's 96 years were enriched by his caring nature for family and friends, lending a helping hand to all, always active in the community, assisting in the upkeep of the rural school and maintenance of the county roads. Oral was a loving father and grandfather and will be greatly missed. Funeral services were held September 25 at the Sickman & Dunning Funeral Home. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery with grandsons and great-grandsons, Donnie Hilt, Danny Hilt, Leonard L. Moree III, Derrell Dulaban, Joey Vincent and Joshua Moree, serving as pall bearers.

GEORGE, William Sherman
b: Jan 1 1878, Missouri
d: Jan 31 1956
bur:
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Calhoun MO - Funeral services for William Sherman George, 78, were held Thursday at the Second Baptist Church in Calhoun. Mr. George passed away January 31, 1956. Burial was in the Calhoun Cemetery. William Sherman George, one of eight children of William Joseph and Ella Saxton George, was born January 1, 1878. While quite young he joined the Mt. Gilead Baptist church and his membership remained there throughout his lifetime. He was a fine, quiet gentleman whose administration and devotion to his family, neighbors and community were outstanding. He was married June 21, 1901 to a neighbor girl, Mary Elizabeth Bradfield who passed away in 1949. To their union six children were born, all of whom survive: Mrs. Charles Crawford of near Calhoun, who tenderly cared for her father during the past year when his eyesight failed; Mrs. Grover Hager, Clyde George of Calhoun; Clay George of Kansas City; Ray George of Sedalia and Mrs. Elwood Davis of Warsaw. He also leaves six grandchildren and two great grandchildren; one brother, Virgil George of Monett, MO. Three brothers and three sisters had preceded him in death.

GEORGE, William Travis
b: Nov 27 1858, Henry Co, MO
d: Sep 9 1933, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery GA-GU, Clinton, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
William Travis George was born about 13 miles northwest of Clinton, November 27, 1858, and departed this life September 9, 1933, at the age of 74 years, 10 months and 11 days. He was united in marriage to Miss Julia Forscythe, November 24, 1878. To this union two children were born, Ida, who died at the age of six months, and James A., who resides near the home. In February 1883, Mrs. George died and September 3, 1885, he was married to Miss Janie Swart who took the little boy into her life as one of her own children and she was "grandmammie," as they lovingly called her, to his children, the same as her own grandchildren. To this last union were given two sons and two daughters; one daughter dying in infancy, and the other, Mrs. Temple Ora (George) Law, on May 9 1927. the sons who survive are John William of Clinton, and Emery, northwest of Clinton. On January 14, 1931, death claimed another wife, leaving Mr. George alone as his sons were in homes of their own. August 11, 1932, he was united in marriage to Mrs. Alice Julian Arnold, of Kansas City, who tenderly cared for him in his declining days, doing everything possible for his comfort. His going leaves the devoted wife, three sons, 12 grandchildren, one great-granddaughter and a host of relatives and friends. He professed religion and united with the Salem Baptist church at the age of 45. He was a good husband, father, neighbor, honest in all his dealings with his fellow men. He was a lover of nice stock and especially did he take pride in his fine horses. In his younger days the George horses were known for miles around. He made a study of the diseases of animals and was always willing and ready to help a neighbor with their sick or ailing stock. The funeral service was held September 10, at the Garland Baptist church. Burial in Englewood.

GERKEN, Blanche GREEN
b: Jul 24 1905, Bates Co, MO
d: Mar 4 1994, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Montrose Cemetery, Montrose, Deepwater Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Hill & Son Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Blanche Gerken, the daughter of Arthur C. and Cora Alice (Robertson) Green, was born in Bates County and departed this life at Golden Valley Hospital in Clinton on March 4, 1994 at the age of 88 years. Blanche lived all of her life in the Appleton City and Montrose area. She worked as a rural school teacher for much of her life and completed her teaching career by teaching in the Head Start Program, retiring in 1975. She was a member of the United Presbyterian-Methodist Church and the Care and Share Club of Montrose. She was united in marriage to Dave Gerken on August 25, 1935 in Sedalia. To this union one son was born. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, three brothers, Albert, Homer and Elmer Green; two sisters, flora Wilt and Flossie Mannen, and one grandson Randy Gerken. She is survived by one son Merle Gerken and his wife Joan of Clinton; three granddaughters, Debbie Le Brun, Cindy Kendus and Rhonda Reedy and seven great-grandchildren. Mrs. Gerken always enjoyed gardening and took much pleasure from growing tomatoes along the front side of her apartment. She was fond of sharing her love with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren and she truly enjoyed being with her family, friends and neighbors. Funeral services were held at the United Presbyterian-Methodist Church in Montrose Tuesday, March 8, 1994. Pall bearers were nephews Bert Green; Louis Mannen, Elmer Lee Mannen, Fred Eye, Willard Gerken and Ron Wainscott. Burial was in the Montrose Cemetery.

GERKEN, Ethelene Alma BEHRENS
b: Apr 3 1927, near Cole Camp, Benton Co, MO
d: Sep 7 1991, Cole Camp, Benton Co, MO
bur: Memorial Cemetery, Cole Camp, Benton Co, MO
arr: Fox Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Ethelene Alma Gerken, 64, Cole Camp, died Saturday, September 7, 1991 at her home. She was born April 3, 1927, near Cole Camp, daughter of Alvin and Alma Beckman Behrens. On June 6, 1954, in Cole Camp, she married Robert Gerken, who survives of the home. Mrs. Gerken was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Cole Camp. She graduated from Central Missouri State University in 1950 with a bachelor's degree in music. She taught music in Prairie Home, Stover and Cole Camp. Survivors include a daughter, Susan Kyle, Cole Camp; two sisters, Erma Lee Tucker, Cole Camp, Lois Jean Viebrock, Versailles, and two grandchildren. Graveside services were held Monday, September 9, at Memorial Cemetery, Cole Camp.

GERKEY, Melvin L.
b: Apr 30 1907
d: Feb 18 1992, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
arr:
Consalus Funeral Homes
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Melvin Gerkey, a former Clinton resident, died Tuesday, February 18, 1992, at Baptist Medical Center in Kansas City. Arrangements are pending at Consalus Funeral Home.

GERNANT, Edith Evelyn
b: Oct 12 1928, Appleton City, St. Clair Co, MO
d: Dec 13 2003, Independence, Jackson Co, MO
bur: Appleton City Cemetery, Appleton City, St. Clair Co, MO

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Dec 16 2003 - Edith E. Gernant, 75, Kansas City, died Saturday, December 13, 2003, at Independence Regional Health Center, Independence. She is survived by one brother, Elmer Gernant, Greybull, Wyoming. Funeral services will be Friday, December 19, 110 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, Appleton City, with burial in Appleton City Cemetery.

GETZ, Albert Lawrence
b: Jul 27 1913, near Mayesburg, Bates Co, MO
d: Dec 17 2006, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
bur: Grant Cemetery, Creighton, Cass Co, MO
arr:
Dickey Funeral Home
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Dec 27 2006 - Albert Lawrence Getz of Creighton was born July 27, 1913, near Mayesburg, the son of George and Rosie (Ade) Getz. He departed this life Sunday, December 17, 2006, at Kansas City Hospice House, Kansas City, at the age of 93 years, four months and 20 days. On March 26, 1939, Albert was united in marriage to Ruth Elsie Armstrong in Chula, Missouri. Albert was a farmer. He was a member of the Evangel Presbyterian Church, Urich. Albert for many years was the sexton and board member of the Grant Cemetery association, Creighton. When his health permitted, he enjoyed traveling the country with his RV club. Albert enjoyed going to coffee with his friends in Creighton and Urich. He had lived in the same house for 81 years and had moved to Creighton in 1920. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife Elsie on August 17, 1999; a grandson Aaron Collins; four brothers, John, Herman, Chris and George; a sister Bertha Turner. He is survived by a son A. J. Getz and wife Pam, Maywood; a daughter Dixie Lee Collins and husband Carl, Marshall; six grandchildren, Lisa, Paula, Lance, Candy, Justin and Brooke; four great-grandchildren; other relatives and many friends. Funeral services were Thursday, December 21, at the Dickey Funeral Home, Garden City. Burial was in Grant Cemetery.

GETZ, Herman E.
b: May 4 1898, Urich, Henry Co, MO
d: Oct 9 1995, Topeka, Shawnee Co, KS

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Herman E. Getz, 97, Topeka, died Monday, October 9, 1995, at a Topeka nursing home. Mr. Getz was employed by the railroad until he retired in 1967. He was born May 4, 1898, in Urich, the son of George and Rose Getz. He had lived in Topeka 72 years. Mr. Getz was a member of First Christian Church, a 66-year member of Topeka Lodge No. 17 AF&AM, the Arab Temple and the Scottish Rite. Mr. Getz was preceded in death by a daughter, Christine Dimaria, in 1987. Survivors include a daughter, Wilma Gettig, Portland, Ore.; a sister, Bertha Turner, Clinton; a brother, Albert Getz, Creighton; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Burial in Prairie Home Cemetery was private.

GETZ, Naomi Marie GRAGG
b: Jun 13 1907, near Montrose, Henry Co, MO
d: May 13 2005, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Hopewell Cemetery, Walker Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Vansant-Mills Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jun 9 2005 - Naomi Marie Gragg Getz, daughter of Nobal and Katie Bouse Gragg, was born June 13, 1907, near Montrose. On Friday, May 13, 2005, after gracing this world with the unique gifts of her personality and abilities for 97 years, she quietly departed this life and went home to God. She received her elementary education at Cleveland and Camp Branch schools and graduated from Montrose High School as valedictorian of her class in 1925. Being blessed with Christian parents, she received Jesus Christ into her life at a young age and was a member of the Hopewell Cumberland Presbyterian Church the rest of her life. Naomi was an active member of the Hopewell Missionary Auxiliary and was honored as a Perpetual Member and a Golden Patron Member in recognition of over 50 years of faithful service to the Cumberland Presbyterian Mission Program. On April 5, 1940, Naomi married John Getz. They made their home in the Piper community, until moving to Clinton in 1955. There they shared a duplex with Naomi's parents until John's death in October 1956. Naomi continued to care for her parents. Naomi became known as "the excellent alteration lady" at McCune's Clothing Store and there made many friends. Her love of sewing included crocheting and quilting. She was a member of the Happy Hour Quilting Cub and the Better Home Improvement Club. Naomi was preceded in death by her parents; her husband John; a brother Lawrence Gragg, and a niece, Carol Jean. She is survived by a brother-in-law, Albert Getz of Creighton; two nephews, Lawrence Burton Gragg of Florida and R. J. Gragg of Colorado, as well as several great-nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held at Vansant-Mills Chapel, Clinton, Tuesday, May 17. Burial was in Hopewell Cemetery, Montrose.

GETZ, Ruth Elsie ARMSTRONG
b: Sep 10 1918, near Garden City, Cass Co, MO
d: Aug 17 1999, near Creighton, Cass Co, MO
bur: Grant Cemetery, Creighton, Cass Co, MO

Clinton Daily Democrat, Aug 25 1999 - Mrs. Ruth Elsie Getz of Creighton was born September 10, 1918, near Garden City, the daughter of Charles Curtis and Grace Maud (Price) Armstrong. She departed this life Tuesday, August 17, 1999, at her home near Creighton, at the age of 80 years, 11 months and seven days. On March 26, 1939, Elsie was united in marriage to Albert Lawrence Getz in Cuba, Mo. Elsie was employed as a tax examiner for the IRS Bannister Service Center, Kansas City, from 1969 until her retirement in 1989. She was a member of the Evangel Presbyterian Church, Urich, and the golden Roamers Camping Club, Clinton. Elsie was a 1937 graduate of the Garden City High School and looked forward to attending the high school reunions. She received an Associates of Arts degree from Longview Community College, Kansas City, in December 1975, and later received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Central Missouri State University, Warrensburg, in May 1978. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by a grandson, Aaron Collins. She is survived by her husband, Albert Getz of the home; a son, A. J. Getz, West Quincy; a daughter, Dixie Lee Collins and her husband Carl, Marshall; six grandchildren, Lisa, Paula, Lance, Candy, Justin and Brooke; a sister, Edith Engelbrecht, Farmington, New Mexico; other relatives and many friends. Funeral services were Friday, August 20, at Dickey Funeral Home, Garden City. Burial was in Grant Cemetery, near Creighton.

GIALDE, Angeline CICERO
b: Oct 27 1922, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
d: Aug 19 2001, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
bur: Resurrection Cemetery, Shawnee, Johnson Co, KS
arr:
Passantino Bros. Funeral Home
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Aug 22 2001 - Angeline C. Gialde, 78, Kansas City, died Sunday, August 19, 2001, at St. Luke's Northland Hospital. Funeral services were Wednesday, August 22, at Holy Cross Catholic Church, Kansas City. Burial was in Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Mrs. Gialde was born October 27, 1922, in Kansas City. She was preceded in death by an infant son, Thomas J. Gialde, Jr., in 1948, and her parents, Steve and Isabelle Cicero. Survivors include her husband of 59 years, Thomas J. Gialde; sons and daughters-in-law, Dr. Joseph and Mary Gialde, Dr. Steve and Joanne Gialde, Thomas M. and Tracey Gialde; daughter and son-in-law, Mary Teresa and Gary Calcara; brother and sister-in-law, Salvatore and Rosalie Cicero; sister and brother-in-law, Josephine and Stan Gialde; 16 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

GIBBENS, Lena M.
b: May 8 1910
d: Apr 11 2002, Springfield, Greene Co, MO
bur: Lowry City Cemetery, Lowry City, St. Clair Co, MO
arr:
Sheldon-Goodrich Funeral Home
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 12 2002 - Lena M. Gibbens, 91, Lowry City, a retired elementary teacher, died Thursday, April 11, 2002, at Cox Medical Center South, Springfield. Funeral services will be Sunday, April 14, at Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel, Osceola, with burial in Lowry City Cemetery.

GIBBONS, Blanch
b: n/a
d: Mar 24 1907, Clinton, Henry Co, MO

Clinton MO, Mar 30 1907 - Died, Miss Blanch Gibbons at her home on the corner of Franklin and 3rd, Sunday afternoon after 7 years suffering with dropsy and heart trouble. A member of the Episcopal church. She has made her home in Cinton for the past 20 years with her friend, Miss Ellen D. Moorehead, and helped to care for Miss Moorehead's orphan nieces and nephews. Her father lives in Zanesville, Ohio and she was taken there for burial.

GIBSON, Bernice Estell PERSONS
b: Sep 24 1912, Saginaw, MI
d: Aug 4 2007, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Finey Church Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Vansant-Mills Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Aug 22 2007 - Bernice Estell Gibson, daughter of Charles and Emily (Galloway) Persons, was born September 24, 1912, in Saginaw, Michigan, and died August 4, 2007, at Clinton Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center, Clinton, at the age of 94. Bernice was a certified nurses assistant, doing private duty nursing before she retired. She lived in Buckner before moving to Deepwater 16 years ago. She was a member of the Finey Baptist Church, Deepwater. She is survived by her son Jack Northrup of Clinton; three grandchildren, Christine Lucier of Clinton, Gordon Northrup and Mary Jane Copenhaver, both of Lee's Summit; as well as six great-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter. Services were held August 7 at Vansant-Mills Chapel, Clinton. Burial was in Finey Cemetery, Deepwater.

GIBSON, Carrie Anna EVANS McDONALD
b: Oct 22 1882, Columbus, Cherokee Co, KS
d: Sep 3 1929
bur:
Urich Cemetery, Bogard Twp, Henry Co, MO
Urich Herald, Urich MO, Vol. 36 No 18 - Carrie Anna Evans, daughter of John and Lillian Evans, was born at Columbus, Kansas, October 22, 1882, and died September 3, 1929, at St. Joseph's Hospital, Kansas City, Missouri, her age being 45 years, 10 months and 12 days. In 1899 she was united in marriage to Paul H. McDonald. To this union was born one son, Arthur McDonald, who survives her. In 1915 she was married to James F. Gibson, who preceded her in death, May 1924. Besides her son she leaves to mourn her departure her mother, Mrs. Lillian Bradley, a sister, Mrs. T. U. Jefferson, both of this city, and a brother, W. H. Evans, of Wichita, Kansas. At an early age she was converted and united with the Methodist church at Lucas, holding to the faith until the end. For some time she had been employed at the Palace Clothing Company's store in Kansas City, and six of her friends, associate employees, accompanied the body to this city and attended the funeral services. H. P. Smith and R. E Graham, local undertakers, went to Kansas City Tuesday and brought the body to this city and to the home of I. R. and T. U. Jefferson, from which place funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon and interment made at the Urich Cemetery.

GIBSON, Delmar O.
b: abt 1924
d: Feb 6 1992, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
arr:
Consalus Funeral Homes
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Delmar O. Gibson, 68, route three, Clinton, died Thursday, February 6, 1992, at his home. Arrangements are pending at Consalus Funeral Home.

GIBSON, Donald J.
b: Jun 16 1939
d: Sep 29 1991, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
bur: Cremation

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Donald J. Gibson, 52, Chilhowee, died Sunday, September 29, 1991 at the Veterans Hospital in Kansas City. He is survived by his wife, Laura of the home; his mother, Osa Koehler, Chilhowee; his step-father, fred Koehler, Sedalia; four step-children, Timothy Crowell, Independence, Pamela Graham, Kansas City, Regan Crowell, Ladue, and Sandra Welcher, Raytown; three sisters, Jean Rosa, Kansas City, Carolyn Heerman, Beeman, Ne., and Jane Janzen, Kansas City; a step-sister, Colene Holcomb, Spokane, Wa.; a stepbrother, Larry Koehler, Spokane; and 12 grandchildren. Following cremation, memorial services were held Wednesday, Oct. 2, at the Colbern Road Reorganized Latter Day Saints Church in Blue Springs.

GIBSON, John R.
b: 1922
d: 1988
bur: New Hope Cemetery, Marion, Cole Co, MO

John R. Gibson, 66, Tucson, AZ, died Wednesday, June 15, 1988, as the result of an automobile accident south of Warrensburg at the junction of Y Road and Highway 13. He was born Jan 15, 1922, in Urich, MO, the son of John W. Gibson and Nellie (Farnsworth) Gibson. On May 9, 1942, he married Ruby Orth in Centertown, MO. Mr. Gibson was a retired U. S. Air Force Colonel. He was a pilot and had served in WW II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War. Surviving are his wife; one son, Michael Gibson, Honolulu, Hawaii; three daughters, Lynda Gibson, Seligman, AZ; Pamela Gibson, Honolulu, and Patricia VanCleve, Austin, TX; one brother, Charles, Seattle, WA; and one sister, Lillian Dakopolos, Tucson, AZ. Memorial services were held at Holdren Funeral Home. Following cremation, burial will be in New Hope Cemetery, Marion, MO.

GIBSON, Margaret Ann
b: Jan 26 1928, Cook, NE
d: Aug 9 1986, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
bur:
Carpenter Cemetery, Chilhowee, Johnson Co, MO
Margaret Ann Gibson, 58, 1803 E. Green St., Clinton, died Saturday, August 9, 1986, at Research Medical Center in Kansas City. She was born Jan 26, 1928, in Cook, NE, and had lived in Warrensburg for more than 30 years, moving to Clinton 2 1/2 years ago. She had retired in 1982 after 30 years as an assistant industrial engineer with Whiteman Air Force Base. Surviving is her husband, Raymond, of the home in Clinton; a daughter, Mrs. Peggy Ward of Blairstown and three grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the Clinton Christian Church with burial in the Carpenter Cemetery near Chilhowee.

GIBSON, Richard Z.
b: 1926
d: 2003
bur: Glenview Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Ixonia, WI

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Mar 31 2003 - Richard Z. Gibson, 76, Deepwater, husband of Lureta J. Kahler-Gibson, died Friday, March 28, 2003, at his home. He had been suffering from cancer for the last three months. Owner of the Health Corner with his wife, he was semiretired from a 40 plus year career as a traveling salesman. A veteran of World War II, he was a member of the VFW and a lifetime member of the DAV. He was born November 1, 1926, in Iroquis, South Dakota, to Robert and Mary Zollinger Gibson. He was married in 1948 to Donna Coulter, who died in 1985. He married Lureta J. Kahler January 1, 1992, in Wisconsin and lived in Montour, Iowa, until last year. Survivors include his wife, Lureta; his brother, Robert (Jeanne) Gibson, Loudon, Tennessee; three children, Barbara Gibson, St. Paul, Minnesota, Rick Gibson and wife Wendi and Bethene Murphy and husband Dan, all of Laurel, Iowa; stepdaughter, Deborah J. Triplett, Iowa City, Iowa and four grandchildren. Preceding him in death were his parents; a daughter Debra, and his first wife Donna. Funeral services will be Wednesday, April 2, at the Living Faith United Methodist Church, Montour, Iowa. Graveside services will be Thursday, April 3, at the Glenview Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Ixonia, Wisconsin.

GIELEP, John
b: Sep 16 1832, Prussia
d: Oct 4 1914, Henry Co, MO
bur:
St. Ludger Cemetery, Deepwater Twp, Henry Co, MO
Montrose Recorder, Oct 9 1914 - John Gielep died at his home, Oct. 4, 1914 after an illness of three days. He was born in Prussia September 1832, and came to this country in his childhood days. His death was caused by a complication of diseases. He was not afraid to pass beyond the dark river and meet his God. He leaves a wife, son and daughter besides a number of friends to mourn his loss. He was possessed of excellent qualities and esteemed by all. As a friend he was true and faithful, ever ready to lend a help-hand whenever it was needed. His remains were interred at the Germantown cemetery beside those of his daughter. The writer extends sympathy to the bereaved family. - Montrose Recorder, Oct 16 1914 - John A. Gielep was born in Germany in 1832, died at his home near Germantown Oct. 4, 1914 after a few hours of sickness. When 12 years of age he came to America with his parents settling in Illinois where he was married to Miss Dora Riemiller. To this union were born three children, George, Mary and another daughter, who preceeded him to the grave. For almost half a century he has lived on his farm near Germantown and by square dealing and kind acts won many friends among his neighbors and acquaintances. He leaves a widow and two children to mourn his loss besides a wide circle of friends who join the Recorder in extending sympathy to the bereaved ones.

GIESELMAN, Luella Louise MUNSTERMAN
b: May 7 1901, Harvel, IL
d: Oct 20 1995, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery GA-GU, Clinton, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Luella Louise Munsterman Gieselman was born May 7, 1901, in Havel, Illinois, the daughter of John Joseph and Catherine (Brockamp) Munsterman. She died Friday, October 20, 1995, at the Golden Valley memorial Hospital in Clinton at the age of 94. Luella was united in marriage to Clarence Gieselman on April 15, 1926, at the Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Urich. She had lived in the Urich area for 91 years. Mr. Gieselman preceded her in death November 30, 1987. Mrs. Gieselman enjoyed playing the piano. She also took great pleasure in sewing and gardening. She was a member of the Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Urich and the Altar Society. She is survived by one son, Dale Gieselman, Urich; two daughters, Bernadine Goth, Clinton, and Sister Madonna, Independence; one sister Katy Daldrup, Appleton City; 12 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Monday, October 23, at the Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Urich. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

GIESELMAN, Margaret Catherine KANTNER
b: Nov 7 1912, Hartwell, Henry Co, MO
d: Apr 22 2008, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery GA-GU, Clinton, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Vansant-Mills Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, May 23 2008 - Margaret (Margie) Catherine (Kantner) Gieselman, daughter of Edward and Mary Grasher Kantner, was born near Hartwell on Nov. 17, 1912, and died in Clinton on April 22, 2008, at the age of 95 years. She moved with her parents to a farm west of Clinton where she met and married Walter Gieselman on Sept. 18, 1934, who preceded her in death on Feb. 15, 1988. This Was a double wedding with her sister, Sophia and Edward Oswald. They moved to a farm south of Urich and later to Harrisonville, where she did sewing, church work and helped her husband with his business as a farm machinery mechanic. They moved to Deepwater, then north of Clinton where they farmed, later moving to Clinton where she worked for 26 years in the public school lunch programs She was always ready to help someone in need, babysat, did washings and ironings and cleaned homes. She loved to sew and made many quilts for her children and grandchildren, as well as fancywork and craft items. She had a large garden and did lots of canning. She loved sitting by a stream with a fishing pole in her hand. She loved flowers and her yard was a place of beauty, especially in the spring. Her greatest joy was her children, Joan (Francis) Quick, Beverly Gieselman and Wayne (Helen) Gieselman; grandchildren, Diann (Steve) Foster, Deborah (Mark) Olsen, Dan (Debbie) Quick and Anessa Gieselman, and great-grandchildren, Harrison Foster, Hunter Foster and Holly Quick. She is survived by one sister, Rosie Boden and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Andrew Kantner, and one sister, Sophia Oswald. Funeral Mass was held at Holy Rosary Catholic Church on Saturday, April 26. Interment was in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton, under the direction of Vansant-Mills Funeral Home of Clinton.

GIESELMAN, Raymond J.
b: Jan 15 1933, Urich, Henry Co, MO
d: Dec 6 2011, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery GA-GU, Clinton, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Consalus Funeral Homes

Raymond J. Gieselman, age 78 of Clinton, died December 6, 2011 at St. Luke's hospital in Kansas City, MO. Raymond was born on January 15, 1933 to John and Agnes (Hake) Gieselman in Urich, MO. After graduating from high school with the honor of valedictorian of his class of 1950, Raymond entered the United States Army, serving during the Korean Conflict. After his discharge, he attended college, receiving his Bachelor of Science Degree from Finley College. On February 11, 1956, Raymond married Joan Swaters at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Montrose, MO. Raymond worked as a Mechanical Engineer in the Petroleum Industry. Retiring in 1984, he and Joan moved to Clinton in 1986. Surviving Raymond is his wife of the home; 7 children, Kenneth John, Karen Magdalene, Carl Bernard, Diane Agnes, Edward James, Anita Ann, and Janet Marie; 11 grandchildren, Nicole Christine, Austin Dee, Shelby Anne, Brianna Nicole, Sylvia Madison, Nicholas Preston, Cash Thomas, Brooke Elizabeth, Audrina Ray, Giselle Ann, and Jonathan Ray; 1 brother, Henry Gieselman; and 3 sisters, Mary Helen Engeman, Lucille Koenig, and Francis Jones. Preceding Raymond in death were his parents. A funeral mass will be held Monday, December 12, at Holy Rosary, interment to follow at Englewood Cemetery.

GIESLER, Aleene R.
b: abt 1924
d: 2005
bur: Osceola Cemetery, Osceola, St. Clair Co, MO
arr:
Sheldon-Goodrich Funeral Home
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 6 2005 - Mrs. Aleene R. Giesler, 81, Osceola, died Tuesday, April 5, 2005, at her home. The widow of Dr. Don Giesler, she had been an Osceola area resident since 1960. She was an Army veteran of the Korean Conflict, assisted her husband in the Tri-County Clinic and later was a staff member of the Sac-Osage Hospital in Osceola. She was a member of Osceola First Baptist Church, the University of Missouri Jefferson Club, Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Retired Army Nurse Corps Association. Survivors include her daughter, Juliana Holloway; two stepdaughters, Dina Giesler and Deborah Sherwin; a sister Dorothy Davis; other relatives and many friends. Funeral services will be Thursday, April 7, at First Baptist Church in Osceola. Burial will be in Osceola Cemetery.

GIESY, Jean N.
b: Dec 13 1938
d: Apr 9 1993, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Maplewood Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Jean N. Giesy, 54, 208 West Henry Street, died Friday, April 9, 1993 at Meadow Brook Manor in Clinton. She is survived by a long time friend and companion, Vernal Vinzant, of the home. Graveside services were held Monday at Maplewood Cemetery in Brownington.

GILBERT, Amanda Belle COLLINS
b: Jul 29 1868, N of Clinton, Henry Co, MO
d: Nov 30 1936, NW of Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery GA-GU, Clinton, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Consalus Funeral Homes

Clinton MO - Mrs. T. J. Gilbert died at her home northwest of Clinton at 4:45 Monday morning. She had been acutely ill the past several weeks and under the care of a trained nurse the last five weeks. Amanda Belle Collins, member of an old Missouri family was born July 29, 1868, north of Clinton, where she grew to maturity. She and T. J. Gilbert were married September 15, 1888 at the home of her parents, 7 miles northwest of Clinton. Their union was blessed with seven children. Mr. Gilbert preceded his wife in death five years ago November 20. Surviving her are four children, Guynn Gilbert, a mile east of Deepwater; Mrs. Raymond Ferry, Lawrence, Kans., and Dot and Denver Gilbert of the home. Denver went to California two months ago, but returned to Henry County when he received word of the illness of his mother. The grandchildren, two sons of Mrs. Ferry and the son and four daughters of Guynn Gilbert, all beloved by Mrs. Gilbert, also one great grandson, Wayne Groff, and a sister, Mrs. Jennie Cathcard also survive her in Kansas City. Mrs. Gilbert was held in high esteem by her neighbors and counted a long list of friends. She joined the Baptist church at Garland many years ago, and remained loyal to the teachings of her Master until her death. A natural homemaker, she took great interest in her home and directed much of her energy toward raising poultry on her farm. She took an active interest in all farm duties, and lived a good and useful life. The funeral service was conducted at the First M.E. church in Clinton on Wednesday, and burial was in Englewood. Consalus & Peck were in charge.

GILBERT, Anna Evelyn WHITE
b: Apr 18 1913, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
d: May 16 2006, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery GA-GU, Clinton, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Consalus Funeral Homes

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, May 18 2006 - Anna Evelyn Gilbert, 93, of Clinton died May 16, 2006 at Golden Valley Memorial Hospital. Graveside services will be held Saturday, May 20, 2006 at Englewood Cemetery. She was born April 18, 1913, in Clinton, Missouri, daughter of Joseph Lee and Mary Anna Ford White. She was united in marriage to Denver Jefferson Gilbert in May 1934. She was a homemaker and worked along side her husband on their family farm. Preceding her in death is her parents, husband, eight siblings, one grandson, Gregg Allen Middaugh and one son-in-law, Roger Thorp. Survivors include two daughters, Janice Kay Gilbert, Clinton; Anita Ann Thorp, Albuquerque, New Mexico; one brother, Lindsey Franklin White, Clinton; one sister, Winifred Ellen Setzer, Kansas City; two grandchildren, Sheila Middaugh-Byrne, Pleasant Hill and Annie Lea Preece, Albuquerque, New Mexico.

GILBERT, Annie Bell CHILCOTE
b: Jan 29 1865, Tuscola, IL
d: Dec 8 1944, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery GA-GU, Clinton, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Old And Beloved Henry County And Clinton Resident Suffered Pneumonia - Mrs. A. B. Gilbert, who had made her home North Third street the past 20 years or more died there at 1:30 P.M. Friday, December 8th, 1944. Mrs. Gilbert had not been well the past year and in April suffered a severe attack of pneumonia from which she was long months recovering and when she was seized with another attack this fall her family knew that her strength would not be sufficient to combat the course of the disease. Her sons and daughters were with her during her illness lending her every comfort and reflecting the abiding love that had always flowed from her warm heart to them. Annie Bell Chilcote was born in Tuscola, Ill., January 29, 1865 the daughter of Joshua and Sally Chilcote. As a little girl of five she moved with her parents to Henry County which became their permanent home. As a girl she was reared in the Methodist church, attending at Quarles and later became a member at Shawnee Mound of the Presbyterian congregation. William Henry Gilbert became her husband March 3, 1878 and they made their first home north of Clinton, residing thereafter in several parts of the county until Mr. Gilbert retired from active farming about 1920 and they moved to Clinton. Mr. Gilbert died a few years later. Seven children were born into the Gilbert home, six of whom survive: Harry R. Gilbert of Clinton; Virgil W. Gilbert of Sedalia and J. J. Gilbert of Beatrice, Neb.; Mrs. Myrtle Eckoff of Warrensburg; Mrs. Ollie Bradley and Mrs. Ora Langford of Shawnee Mound. Nineteen grandchildren and 28 great grandchildren also survive and two brothers, Earl and Frank Chilcote of Portland, Ore. Mrs. Gilbert moved her membership to the Clinton Presbyterian Church when they moved here to reside and had been a faithful loyal member ever since. Beautiful in thought and spirit, she was a wonderful Christian character, kindness emanating from a naturally generous heart that drew within her scope of concern, not only her children and others of her big family, but neighbors and friends who treasured her above most of the people known to them. Yet her home and her family were ever her chief interests and the sweetness of her "Mothering" will keep her always enshrined in their memories. Sunday services were at the Presbyterian Church and the body was laid to rest in Englewood cemetery. She was borne to her last resting place by her grandsons, Preston Langford of Lincoln, Neb.; Lyman Langford of Indiana; Harold Langford of Lincoln, Ill.; Cpl. Francis Langford of Jefferson Barracks; James H. Langford of Clinton; Paul Bradley of Windsor. Two other grandsons in service were not able to be present. Staff Sgt. Gilbert Bradley who is now at Amarillo, Tex., just returned from an overseas mission and Pvt. Denver Langford who is on the high seas.

GILBERT, Berniece HOCHSTEDLER LAWSON
b: 1921
d: 2005
bur: King's Prairie Cemetery, Dallas Twp, St. Clair Co, MO
arr:
Sheldon-Goodrich Funeral Home
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 4 2005 - Berniece Gilbert, 83, Osceola and formerly of Kansas City, died Friday, April 1, 2005, at Research Medical Center in Kansas City. She was born October 1, 1921, in Osceola to Leonard and Rosie Hochstedler. She was a veteran of World War II and was the first woman in Kansas City to join the Navy Waves and served as a nurse in Oakland, California. She was preceded in death by two husband, James F. Lawson and Edgar T. Gilbert. She is survived by four children, Pam and Elesa, Osceola, James, Kansas City, and David, Austin, Texas; four grandchildren, Bobby, Jessica, Alex and Billy, all of Osceola; three sisters, Bernita Cone, Marie Knight and Kathy Tillotson, all of Osceola; a brother Eugene Hochstedler, Temple, Texas; nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be Tuesday, April 5, 10 a.m., at Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel in Osceola. Burial will be in Kings Prairie Cemetery, near Osceola.

GILBERT, Cecil Lester
b: Apr 12 1901, Mesa City, AZ Terr
d: Nov 1984, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Tebo Church Cemetery, Leesville Twp, Henry Co, MO
Cecil Lester Gilbert was born April 12, 1901 in Mesa City, Arizona Territory, the son of John Lester Gilbert and Laura Belle Evans Gilbert. At an early age He moved with his family to a farm near Lebanon, Oregon. In 1909 the family moved to a farm near Tightwad, Missouri. As a young man he was employed in Kansas City, Missouri and worked on farms during the harvest season throughout the Great Plains, from Oklahoma through North Dakota. On December 25, 1931 Cecil married Edna Cecil Hayter of Tightwad, Missouri. They were married by "Uncle" Billy Briggs in his home near Leesville, Missouri. In 1953 Cecil and Edna purchased a farm near Tightwad Missouri. Here Cecil lived until his death. Cecil joined Tebo Baptist Church in 1950. He served faithfully as a deacon for more than twenty years. Cecil was preceded in death by four sisters: Mary Augusta Gilbert, Thurza Marguerite Gilbert Parks, Anna Grace Gilbert, and Ethel Laura Gilbert. Survivors include his wife, Edna, of the home; his son, Fred, his daughter-in-law, Mary, and two grandchildren, Amanda and Matthew of Manlius, New York, a sister, Mrs. Ada Laughlin of Independence, Missouri; a brother, John of Tightwad, Missouri; and many nieces and nephews.

GILBERT, Dot Thomas
b: Oct 23 1911, 7 mi W of Clinton, Henry Co, MO
d: Sep 2 2004, Jefferson City, Cole Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery GA-GU, Clinton, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Consalus Funeral Homes

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Sep 24 2004 - Dot Thomas Gilbert was born October 23, 1911, to Amanda Belle and Thomas Jefferson (T.J.) Gilbert on the Gilbert family farm, seven miles west of Clinton. He died September 2, 2004, at Capital Regional Medical Center in Jefferson City. Mr. Gilbert had an eighth grade education from White School. He became a cattle farmer and also worked at Peabody Coal Company. On June 5, 1935, he married Mary Katherine Keck in Warrensburg. As a young man he helped build the home he and his wife lived in for 43 years. Mr. Gilbert was an avid hunter and fisherman. He also loved to roller skate, square dance and play cards. He belonged to the First Presbyterian Church and the Elks Club. He was preceded in death by his wife Mary Katherine; a twin brother and five other siblings. He is survived by one daughter, Pam Allman and husband George, Gilbert, Arizona; two grandchildren, Meredith Taylor and Charles Allman of Springfield. Graveside services were held September 4 at Englewood Cemetery.

GILBERT, Edna Cecil HAYTER
b: Apr 21 1915, Henry Co, MO
d: Aug 22 1997, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Tebo Church Cemetery, Leesville Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Consalus Funeral Homes

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Edna Cecil Gilbert died Friday, August 22, 1997, at Golden Valley Memorial Hospital in Clinton at the age of 82 years, four months and one day. She was born April 21, 1915, in eastern Henry County, the daughter of William Lynton and Cordelia Morse Hayter. When Edna was about 14-years-old, her family bought a farm near Tightwad. Her future husband, Cecil Lester Gilbert, was the son of a neighboring farmer. Cecil and Edna were married December 25, 1931, at the home of Rev. William "Uncle Billy" Briggs. After their marriage, they bought their own farm north of Tightwad. They lived there until Cecil's death in 1984. Besides helping on the farm, Edna worked for many years at Wetzel Hospital. In 1989, Edna moved to Clinton where she resided until her death. Edna was a member of the Tebo Baptist Church and an active member of her community, serving as Sunday school teacher, 4-H Club leader and active school parent. After moving to Clinton, Edna was a member of the Poly Credo Bible Study Club and a faithful volunteer at the Samaritan Center. She is survived by one son Fred Gilbert and wife Mary, Manlius, New York; one sister, Gladice Kunz, Humble, Texas; one brother Gene Hayter, Independence; two grandchildren, Matthew Gilbert, Manlius, New York, and Amanda Gilbert, Columbia; also six nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; one brother Clay Hayter, and an infant brother. Funeral services were held Tuesday, August 26, at Tebo Baptist Church in Henry County. Burial was in the Tebo Cemetery.

GILBERT, Fannie Cecil ALLEN WARD
b: Feb 1 1906, Gerster, St. Clair Co, MO
d: Dec 18 1995, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery GA-GU, Clinton, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Consalus Funeral Homes

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Fannie Cecil Allen Gilbert was born February 1, 11906, in Gerster, the daughter of James B. and Louisa (Stoll) Allen. She died Monday, December 18, 1995, at the Golden Valley Memorial Hospital at the age of 89. Fannie lived in the Clinton area most of her life. On August 7, 1947, in Clinton, she was married to James Henry Gilbert, who preceded her in death in August 1969. For a number of years, Fannie worked as a dental technician. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Clinton and the Roberta Rebekah Lodge @297. She is survived by seven grandchildren, Phillip M. Parks, Stephen W. Parks, Gail J. Parks and Jeri Raynor, all of Clinton, Randy Foster, Ron Foster and Chris Foster, all of Kansas City, and seven great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; 10 brothers and sisters; two daughters, Shirley Daugherty on August 18, 1990, and Gloria Warnock on November 27, 1995. Funeral services were Thursday, December 21, at Consalus Chapel, Clinton. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery.

GILBERT, Helen
b: Oct 19 1913, Liberal, Barton Co, MO
d: Mar 4 2010, Warrensburg, Johnson Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery GA-GU, Clinton, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Sweeney-Phillips & Holdren

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Mar 5 2010 - Helen Gilbert, 96, Warrensburg, died Thursday, March 4, 2010, at Country Club Care Center. Miss Gilbert was born on October 19, 1913, in Liberal, the daughter of Harry Robert and Margaret (Lane) Gilbert. She graduated from Clinton High School in 1931. She graduated from Cottey College in Nevada in 1933, received her B.S. degree in Education from Central Missouri State University in 1935, and in 1940, she received a Master of Arts degree from the University of Iowa. Her other advanced studies were done at the University of Nebraska, University of Missouri and Wichita Kansas State University. After teaching in public schools for several years, she was appointed by the YWCA to establish and direct the USO in San Antonio, Texas, during World War II. IN June 1947, she became an Associate Professor and Director of Recreation at CMSU. She retired from Central Missouri State in September 1980 after 33 years of.service. To honor her years of service with CMSU, the Helen Gilbert Student Activities Center was dedicated in December 2001. She was a 69-year member of the Chapter H.W. of PEO Sisterhood and was an active member of the First United Methodist Church in Warrensburg. Survivors include a niece, Helen Martin and husband, Quinton, and a nephew, Many Farnsworth and wife, Bette, all of Bartlesville, Oklahoma, and numerous great-nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Harry Robert Gilbert Jr. and two sisters, Sarah Margaret Gilbert and Lucille Farnsworth. Funeral services will be Monday, March 8, at Sweeney-Phillips & Holdren Funeral Home, Warrensburg. Burial will be in Englewood Cemetery in Clinton.

GILBERT, James Willis
b: Sep 4 1925, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
d: Jan 23 1981, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery GA-GU, Clinton, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Consalus Funeral Homes

Kansas City Star - James Willis Gilbert, 55, of 1539 Lister, died Friday at a hospital in Clinton, MO. He was born in Clinton, MO. and had lived in this area since 1951. He was a supervisor at the Missouri State Employment Service since 1951. He was an Army veteran of World War ll. He was a member of the First Baptist Church, Clinton. He leaves his mother, Fay Gilbert, Clinton. Services will be Monday at the Consalus Chapel, Clinton; burial in Englewood Cemetery there. Military, Pfc. Army Medical Corps. WW ll. Was never married.

GILBERT, Janice Kay
b: Jun 6 1937, Garland, Henry Co, MO
d: Nov 26 2011, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery GA-GU, Clinton, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Vansant-Mills Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 5 2012 - Janice Kay Gilbert, daughter of Denver and Evelyn (White) Gilbert, was born June 6, 1937, in Garland. She died on November 26, 2011, at Research Hospital, Kansas City, at the age of 74 years. Janice was a farmer and enjoyed her animals and the great outdoors. She was also a member of Garland Baptist Church, Garland. She was preceded in death by her parents; sister Anita Thorp, and nephew Greg Middaugh. Janice is survived by her two nieces, Sheila Bryne (Thomas) Pleasant Hill, and Annie Preece of Albuquerque, New Mexico; numerous cousins and family members; good friends, Effie Hubbard and Kay Holt, and her very dear kitty, Precious. Funeral services were held at Vansant-Mills Chapel on Friday, December 2. Interment was in Englewood Cemetery.

GILBERT, John Lawrence
b: Oct 13 1909, Henry Co, MO
d: Dec 14 1992, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Parks Chapel Cemetery, Leesville Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Consalus Funeral Homes

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - John L. Gilbert, 83, 1801 Gaines Drive, died Monday evening, Dec. 14, 1992 at golden Valley Hospital. Among survivors is a daughter, Arline Drury of Clinton. - John Lawrence Gilbert, 83, Clinton, died Monday, December 14, 1992, at Golden Valley Hospital. Funeral services will be held Thursday, December 17, at the Consalus Chapel. Burial will be in the Parks Chapel Cemetery. Mr. Gilbert was born in Henry County. He was a lifelong resident of Henry County. He worked for many years as a sheet metal worker for the Sherman Plumbing Company, Clinton, before his retirement. Mr. Gilbert was a World War II veteran. He is survived by one daughter, Arline Drury of Clinton; one sister, Ada Laughlin of Independence; one granddaughter and three great-grandsons.

GILBERT, Julia D. CHEATHAM
b: Apr 20 1890, Garland, Henry Co, MO
d: Jul 28 1943, Deepwater, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery GA-GU, Clinton, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
Mrs. Guyn Gilbert died suddenly about 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 28, 1943, at her home in Deepwater from a cerebral hemorrhage. Mrs. Gilbert had accompanied her daughter and baby to Clinton that morning and on the way home about noon she became ill. Upon arriving home a physician was called but his administrations were to no avail. Julia D. Cheatham was born in Garland, April 20, 1890, the only daughter of John T. and Georgia Mastin Cheatham. She spent her entire life in Henry County, having lived in Deepwater the past 10 years. At an early age she professed her faith in Christ and united with Garland Baptist Church where she still held her membership. For a number of years she was church organist, and was devoted and faithful to her church and her Lord, attending as much as possible. January 31, 1913 she was united in marriage to Guyn N. Gilbert, and to this union five children were born.; Mrs. Forest Groff, Urich; Mesdames Jessee E. Crawford, A. C. McGlade Jr., W. J. Copeland; and son, Cpl. Paul C. Gilbert, U.S. Army, Columbia, S.C. Mrs. Gilbert's strength had been tested greatly, and as she lost her only brother in France in 1918, she constantly feared for the safety of her only son, who entered the service Dec. 2, 1942. Paul was home on a 15 day furlough in May when the family circle was complete, except for one member who was ill She had also nursed her grandchildren through whooping cough this summer, and had cared for her husband who is now at the State Sanatorium at Mr. Vernon for treatment. Mrs. Gilbert had suffered from high blood pressure for the past two years, but had been as well as usual. Besides her husband and children, she is survived by her aged father, J. T. Cheatham of Deepwater; her devoted grandchildren, Forest Wayne, and James Allen Groff,; Paul Thomas and Ronald Eugene McGlade; William Gilbert Copeland and Joyce Ann Crawford, the latter being only three weeks old, was her special pride. Funeral services were held Saturday at the Baptist Church in Deepwater.

GILBERT, Margaret A. GUIN
b: Mar 28 1835, Augusta Co, VA
d: Oct 18 1931, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Paul Cemetery, Shawnee Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Heavenly Voyage Started - At The Ripe Old Age of 96, Mrs. Margaret Gilbert Is Rewarded - When Mrs. Margaret A. Gilbert learned a few weeks ago that the doctor said her spirit would soon go to Eternity, her face became illumined, she clapped her hands in joy, and as her youngest daughter entered the room, she said, "Have you heard the good news?" When the daughter asked "What"" she told her the doctor had said she would soon go to Eternity. No fears, no sighs, it was to her the welcome news of the greatest journey of her life. She who had always liked to travel and see things, now was going to the Promised Land, to be with her Master, whom she loved and worked for all her life. She embarked on this great journey Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock, at her home just east of Huntingdale, where she had been tenderly cared for by her daughter, Mrs. D. D. Crews and Mr. Crews, for many years. About a year ago, her son-in-law, E. J. Smith, took her to Kansas City in the car to see her grandson. It rained, and her son-in-law naturally thought that she would not care to go, but to his great surprise she was ready and waiting when he arrived, and the slippery road to the pavement did not trouble her, as she said she knew she was in the hands of a safe driver. She enjoyed this trip to Kansas City, at the age of 95, as if she had been half that age. She was interested in everything she saw, and when they suggested that some day she come up in an aeroplane, she agreed that she would the first time she could, as she enjoyed traveling to the limit, and the modern accommodations much more than she had the oxen, or the horse and buggy which had been used in her youth. Although opportunities for education were meagre, she seized them all. she made the most of everything that came her way. She was a good steward, one of whom, the Master approved. He always provided for her, even to the end. Mrs. Gilbert served her God, her home, her community, in a way that has left an indelible stamp for righteousness. Her influence was far reaching. It will ever be felt. She faced life as she faced death, as a new adventure, one filled with opportunity, for always in her heart and mind, were those precious promises of God, which she had interwoven with her life. This world would be so different if there were more like her. There was nothing to fear because a kindly Father watched above her. She held hands with God. The first and greatest commandment, "Love thy God with all thy heart," was supreme in her life. She put first things first. She always had money for her church, no matter how small her income. She believed that one should support the ministers and the activities of the church. She not only gave herself, but her money. For 30 years she was superintendent of the Huntingdale Methodist church Sunday school. In addition to that she taught the class of boys who have now grown into fine men. Her life was orderly, in every sense of the word, for she was always prepared for the morrow. This was proven even in the last days, as her mind was as clear as a bell until just a few hours before death came. In that time she planned the farewell party for her voyage to Eternity. In her life she had entertained ministers of many faiths in her home. She always went to hear every sermon she could, no matter what denomination. She desired that her grandsons be the pall bearers. They are: Dot and Denver Gilbert, Roy and Rolla Kinyon of near Clinton, Dale Smith, Lowry City, and Harry Gilbert of Kansas City. The funeral was carried out according to her wishes and was held at the Huntingdale church, Monday afternoon. The burial was in the Paul cemetery. Margaret Guin was born in Augusta county, Va., March 28, 1835 and three years later moved with her parents to Carrol, Ind. Here, when she was not yet 16, she met and married Peter Gilbert, January 22, 1851. She came with her husband to henry count at the close of the war, October 16, 1865. Her husband died many years ago. She raised a fine family of boys and girls. Twelve children were given to her and her husband, Peter Gilbert. Those now living are George W. Gilbert and William Gilbert, John Edwin Gilbert, Portland, Ore., T. J. Gilbert, Mrs. Elbert Smith, near Clinton; Walter Gilbert, Clinton; Mrs. D. L. Kinyon, north of Clinton, and Mrs. D. D. Crews, with whom she lived. There are nineteen grandchildren and twenty-three great-grandchildren. One sister, Mrs. Tena Harness, resides at Kokomo, Ind., and a brother, Geo. W. Guin, at Mawakee, Ind.

GILBERT, Mary Kathryn KECK
b: Sep 21 1912, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
d: Nov 6 2003, Gilbert, AZ
bur:
Englewood Cemetery GA-GU, Clinton, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Consalus Funeral Homes

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Nov 7 2003 - Mary Kathryn Gilbert, 91. formerly of Clinton, died Thursday, November 6, 2003, in Gilbert, Arizona, where she lived with her daughter and son-in-Iaw, Pam and George Allman. Funeral services will be Monday, November 10, at the First Presbyterian Church. Burial will be in Englewood Cemetery. She was born September 21, 1912, in Clinton to Arthur Holly and Sallie Ann Meredith Keck. She attended Draughons Business College in Springfield. On June 5, 1935, she married Dot Thomas Gilbert in Warrensburg. She lived on the Gilbert farm north of Clinton 43 years and worked at Mattingly's, Clinton Creamery, AAA Office, Jennings Realty Company, Kreisler's Drug and then 24 years at the Farmers Bank of Clinton. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church where she served as Elder of the Session and treasurer of the Women's Association. She was a 4-H leader and was president of Cosmos Study Club and BPW. She was a member of the Clinton Country Club. Mrs. Gilbert lived her last 10 years with her daughter and son-in-law in Jefferson City and Gilbert, Arizona. She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, Meredith (Bud) Keck and Charles Keck. Survivors include her husband, Dot Gilbert of Jefferson City, and her daughter, Pam Allman and husband, George Allman, Gilbert, Arizona; one granddaughter, Meredith Allman Taylor, and husband John, and one grandson, Charles Allman, all of Springfield; three nieces, Karen Albin and husband, Bob, Castle Rock, Colorado, Janice Gilbert, Clinton, and Anita Thorp, Albuquerque, New Mexico, and one nephew, Jim Keck and wife, B.K. of Newburgh, Indiana;

GILBERT, Ozella Fay JULIAN
b: Dec 11 1904, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
d: Aug 12 1983, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery GA-GU, Clinton, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Consalus Funeral Homes

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Aug 15 1983 - Mrs. Ozella Fay Julian Gilbert, 78, 204 West Gravel Street, died Friday at Chastains. She is survived by three brothers, Estell Julian of Clinton, Bus Julian of Clinton, Ralph Julian of Springfield. Funeral services were Monday at the Consalus Chapel, with burial in Englewood.

GILBERT, Peter J.
b: Aug 25 1826, near Knoxville, TN
d: Mar 22 1900, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Paul Cemetery, Shawnee Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Mar 17 1900 - Peter Gilbert was born near Knoxville, Tenn. August 25, 1826 and when about 22, he went to Indiana and at different periods resided in Howard and Cass counties,in that State. In 1851 in Howard County, Indiana, he married Miss Margaret A. Guin. In 1864, he moved to Iowa and, after about a year, returned to Indiana. In 1869, he moved to Henry County and located on a farm one mile and a quarter east of Huntingdale, where he lived until his death. He gave his heart to God in early childhood and united with the M. E. church. Near daylight, Tuesday morning, March 13, 1900, Bro. Gilbert was stricken with a severe attack of paralysis and after lingering until a quarter of 7 a.m., March 22, he passed from the life that now is, to that better life beyond. He leaves a wife, five sons and three daughters. A large congregation was present at the M. E. church at Huntingdale to pay their respects and all that was mortal of Peter Gilbert was laid to rest in the Paul cemetery near Huntingdale.

GILBERT, Thomas Jefferson "Jeff"
b: Feb 3 1856, near Kokomo, IN
d: Nov 20 1931, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery GA-GU, Clinton, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Thomas Jefferson Gilbert first saw the light of day near Kokomo, Ind., on the third of February 1856, and he breathed his last on the 20th of November 1931. He was found dead in his garage possibly from carbon monoxide gas and possibly from apoplexy. There was no inquest. His earthly sojourn had lasted for 75 years, 9 months and 17 days. The first fourteen years of his life were spent at the place of his birth after which he moved with his parents on a farm near Huntingdale. Here he lived on this homestead until he was united in holy wedlock to Miss Belle Collins of Garland, on the 18th of September 1891. This union was blessed with seven children, three of whom preceded the father in death: Nanny and Luther, both at 20 years of age and Donald at the early age of only five months. Mr. Gilbert was a good husband and father, a thoughtful and kindly neighbor. His social qualities were such as to win for him a great host of friends. The large concourse of people who patiently waited at the First M. E. Church while the cortege was plowing its way through the mud by way of Garland, bore silent testimony that he was greatly respected and beloved by those who knew him. He was one of the outstanding farmers of Henry county, also being a noted cattle feeder. He owned several hundred acres of land and built a modern new farm home last year. Neither his energy nor his appearance would ever betray the fact that he had seen so many winters and summers. It was a little over a month ago that his saintly mother at the age of ninety-six was laid to rest. Although he was over 75 years, he nevertheless was grief stricken because of his devotion to her. He held his church membership with the Huntingdale congregation until he transferred it to the Clinton First M. E. Church on the 17th of September 1922. He is going to be very much missed not only by his loved ones but by an unusual large number of friends. He leaves to mourn his departure his beloved wife; his son, Gwnn, of Garland; his daughter, Mrs. Katherine Ferry, of Kansas City, and the twin sons, Denver and Dot who are at home. He also leaves four brothers, namely, George, William and Ed, of Portland, Oregon, and Walter of Clinton; three sisters, Mrs. Jenny Smith of Huntingdale; Mrs. Florence Kinyon, of Clinton, and Mrs. Erkie Crews, of Huntingdale, besides seven grand children and many friends. It was at first planned that the funeral services should be held at the home, but on account of the high water and mud they were held in his church. The remains were laid to rest in beautiful Englewood.

GILBERT, W. Henry
b: May 2 1857, near Kokomo, IN
d: Nov 11 1923, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery GA-GU, Clinton, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
At 1:35 o'clock Sunday afternoon, Henry Gilbert, a well known and long respected citizen of Henry county, quietly passed away at his home on East Green street. He had a lingering illness of ten months, his death being to him a relief from his suffering. Mr. Gilbert was born near Kokomo, Indiana, May 2nd, 1857. With his mother and three brothers he moved to Henry county, when 18 years of age, where he had since resided. Mr. Gilbert was married to Miss Annie Belle Chillcote, March 3, 1880, in Richmond, Mo. To this union seven children were given, all of whom are living except Mrs. Charles Langford, who died July 31, 1919. Those left to comfort their mother and who were ever at their father's bedside during the last illness were: Harry R., Dot and Virgil Gilbert, all of Clinton; Mrs. E. P. Langford, Warrensburg; Mrs. O. A. Langford, Mrs. Ernest Bradley, north of Clinton. Mr. Gilbert became a member of the M. E. church, South, when 35 years of age. Upon moving to Clinton he attended the Presbyterian church. He was a member of the Modern Woodmen lodge, of Shawnee Mound. During his long illness none could have been more faithful to him than his wife and children, all giving untiring service until the end. Mr. Gilbert was never happier than when surrounded by his children and loved ones. Every wish that he made was heard and carried out by some faithful member of the family. When not suffering, Mr. Gilbert was happy and optimistic, always considering the welfare of others. He was patient and kind during his illness. Besides his wife and children, he leaves two brothers, Tom Gilbert, of Grandview, Mo., who was here at the time of his death, and Robert Gilbert, of ElDorado, Mo. The funeral services were held Monday afternoon at his late home on East Green street. The body was laid to rest in Englewood cemetery.

GILDERSLEEVE, Bradford Lewis
b: Nov 19 1851, Long Island, NY
d: Nov 4 1921, near Leeton, Johnson Co, MO
bur:
Shawnee Mound Cemetery, Shawnee Twp, Henry Co, MO
Bradford Lewis Gildersleeve - Son of Platte L. and Sarah A. Gildersleeve, was born November 19, 1851, at Long Island, New York, and passed away at his home, near Leeton, Nov. 4th, 1921, lacking only a few days of being 70 years of age. He took seriously sick just two days before his death, having hemorrhages from the stomach. He came with his parents to Caldwell county, Missouri, in 1866. He was married to Mary Elizabeth Henkins, Nov. 29, 1877, and there were born to this union nine children, six of whom are living as follows: Mrs. Amanda E. Litchy, Falls City, Nebraska; Frank T. Gildersleeve, Leeton; Gordon G. Gildersleeve, Hutchinson, Kas.; Mrs. Pyrtle E. Ambler, San Antonio, Texas; Lee E. Gildersleeve, Clinton; Mrs. Susie B. Gilbert, Clinton. Besides the six children, he is survived by his wife and seven sisters. Mr. Gildersleeve came to Henry county in 1901, and with the exception of one year in Nebraska, lived in this county until his death. He made a profession of religion in 1882 and united with the Methodist church. Later, moving into a neighborhood where there was only a Baptist church, united with that denomination. Funeral services were conduced at the Shawnee Mound Presbyterian church, Monday afternoon, by Rev. E. T. Raney, pastor of the Clinton M. E. church, South, and the body was buried in the Shawnee Mound cemetery.

GILDERSLEEVE, Edna Caroline Louisa READER
b: Mar 19 1915, Deepwater, Henry Co, MO
d: May 26 2001, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery GA-GU, Clinton, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Sickman & Dunning Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jun 1 2001 - Edna Caroline Louisa Reader Gildersleeve was born in Deepwater on March 19, 1915, to John C. and Louisa Scheer Reader. She attended the Deepwater Public School for all 12 years, graduating as salutatorian of her class in 1933. She graduated from CMSU in Warrensburg with a BS in Education and later graduated from the University of Kansas with a M.S. in Education degree. She did additional work at Milliken University in Decatur, Illinois. She taught school at Finey School and at Fairview School, near Deepwater. Then she taught English at Urich High School and at Pacific High School, near St. Louis. She taught for nine years in the Clinton Public Schools, moving in 1955 to Decatur, Illinois, where she taught in the Decatur Public School until her retirement. While there she directed a 60-voice choir of fifth and sixth grade students. She also worked with Junior Red Cross and later continued some voluntary Red Cross work. She was interested in the activities of children and while in Clinton was active in Camp Fire Girls work, both as a leader and also a council member. She enjoyed camping with her girls and planning crafts for camp activities. She worked as a leader in the Caravan Program, a youth group in the Church of the Nazarene, of which she was a member. She was active in this work both in the Deepwater Church of the Nazarene and in the Decatur, Illinois Church of the Nazarene. She gave her life to the Lord as a child and was faithful to Him. She was active in church work all her life. In 1961 she was married to Earl Gildersleeve. They lived in Decatur, Illinois, until retirement, then moved to Clinton. They were both active in Gideon work until 1982 when Earl Gildersleeve died. However, Edna continued working as a Gideon Auxiliary member. She was a member of the Henry County Area Retired Teachers Association and was active in this organization as long as she was physically able. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; her brother, Ralph, and her sister, Ruth. She is survived by her brother, George Reader of Chrisman, Illinois; a step-daughter, Julia Sinclair and her husband, Louis, Burbank, California; a sister-in-law, Doris Reader of Warrensburg, and five nephews and their families. Funeral services for Edna R. Gildersleeve were held on May 30 at the Sickman & Dunning Funeral Home. Burial was at the Englewood Cemetery.

GILDERSLEEVE, Mary Elizabeth HENKINS
b: Aug 8 1857, Bureau Co, IL
d: Jan 14 1944, Beatrice, NE
bur:
Shawnee Mound Cemetery, Shawnee Twp, Henry Co, MO
Mrs. Bradford Gildersleeve, many years a resident of Henry County, and who had made her home most of the past 20 years with her daughter, Mrs. Susie B. Gilbert in Beatrice, Nebr., died there January 14, 1944 of the accumulated weaknesses of her many years. Mary Elizabeth Henkins was born in Bureau County, Ill., August 8, 1857, and as a young woman became a member of the Baptist Church, by which she was always comforted and strengthened. In 1877 she became the wife of Bradford L. Gildersleeve and most of their married life was spent in Henry County, where their nine children were born, three of whom were lost in infancy and one daughter dying a few years ago. A splendid woman, Mrs. Gildersleeve is survived by the following children: Frank T. and Lee Gildersleeve of Shawnee Mound; Mrs. Amanda Lichty of Falls City, Neb.; Gordon G. Gildersleeve of Manitou Springs, Colo., and Mrs. J. J. Gilbert of Beatrice Neb., above mentioned; also one brother, Rawley C. Henkins of Cowgill, Mo. Funeral services were conducted Sunday at the Shawnee Mound Presbyterian Church. Burial was at Shawnee Mound.

GILDERSLEEVE, Sadie Georgia ELDER
b: Apr 15 1881, Henry Co, MO
d: Mar 24 1969, Johnson Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery GA-GU, Clinton, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
Sadie Elder Gildersleeve was born April 15, 1881, in a log cabin on the home place east of Shawnee Mound where she lived her entire life. She was the youngest of three children born to James and Elizabeth Elder. A brother, Markey Elder and a sister, Mrs. George Crook, preceded her in death. She expired March 24, 1969, at the Johnson County Memorial Hospital, after a two month stay. On Nov 23, 1904, she was united in marriage to Frank Gildersleeve, and they lived together 64 years. They were the parents of three daughters. She is survived by her husband, Frank of the home; the three daughters, Mrs. Stella Callen and Mrs. Dorothy Thomas, both of Warrensburg, and Mrs. Elaine Frasher of near Chilhowee. Funeral services were March 27 at the Cumberland Presbyterian Church with burial in Englewood Cemetery. Pall bearers were a nephew, Charles Crooks; and grandsons: Harlan Callen, Major Kenneth Callen, Charles Des Combes, Bill Des Combes, Jim Frasher.

GILDERSLEEVE, Thelma Frances CALLEN
b: Nov 1 1897, Iowa
d: Jan 31 1973, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery GA-GU, Clinton, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
Thelma F. Gildersleeve died Jan 31, 1973, aged 75. She was born November 1, 1897, in Iowa, to Mr. and Mrs. F. M. Callen. She lived in the Shawnee Mound area. She married Lee Gildersleeve in 1922. He died April 15, 1946. She was a member of the Shawnee Presbyterian Church and later was a member of the Clinton United Methodist Church. Survivors include her daughter, Mrs. H. R. Lyle, Jr., Clinton; one sister, Mrs. Louise M. Wade, Shawnee Mound, and one brother, Edgar F. Callen, Clinton. She was preceded in death by her parents and brother, Delbert J. Callen. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery.

GILE, Opal Mae WARE GOLDSMITH WRIGHT
b: 1923
d: 1996
arr:
Consalus Funeral Homes
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Opal Gile, 72, Calhoun, died Monday, June 3, 1996, at the Golden Valley Memorial Hospital in Clinton. For arrangements, contact Consalus Funeral Home, Clinton. - Opal Mae (Ware) Goldsmith Wright Gile, 72, Calhoun and formerly of Imerial Beach at Golden, Mo., died Monday, June 3, 1996 in Clinton. She was born December 11, 1923, in Eureka Springs, Arkansas, the daughter of Bill and Mary (Sizemore) Ware. Mrs. Gile was a homemaker. She is survived by two sons, Cecil Goldsmith and James Goldsmith, both of Berryville, Arkansas; three daughters, Minnie Horn of Calhoun, Joyce Willis of Springdale, Arkansas, and Carolyn Revell of Topeka, Kansas; 14 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter Goldsmith, George Wright and Bob Gile. She was also preceded in death by her parents, Bill and Mary Ware, and one grandson, Roger Allen Horn. Graveside funeral services will be Friday, June 7, at the Viney Cemetery in Golden, Mo. Burial will follow the service in the Viney Cemetery under the direction of Nelson Funeral Home.

GILKEY, Billie Maxine BENNETT
b: Aug 10 1920, Brownington, Henry Co, MO
d: Sep 17 1996, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Maplewood Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Vansant-Mills Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Billie Maxine (Bennett) Gilkey was born August 10, 1920, to Virgil Lee and Wilbur Dewey Stanley Bennett in Brownington and died Tuesday, September 17, 1996, at golden Valley Memorial Hospital, Clinton. Billie graduated from Deepwater High School in 1938. After working for two years in Sedalia and Calhoun she entered nurse's training at Missouri-Baptist Hospital in St. Louis and graduated in 1943. On September 18, 1943, she was united in marriage to R. C. Gilkey in St. Louis by Rev. Lewis Delozier. To this union two children were born, Larry and Charleen. Billie worked for Dr. O'Neill's Community Hospital, Clinton General Hospital and Golden Valley Memorial Hospital before she retired in 1981. Billie joined the First Baptist Church in Sedalia and later moved her letter to Calhoun, the Euclid Baptist Church in St. Louis, and the Pleasant Valley Baptist Church, Deepwater. She was preceded in death by her husband, R. c.; her parents and one brother, J. D. Bennett. She is survived by her two children, Larry Gilkey and wife Sandra, of Deepwater and Charleen Orfield and husband Joe, of Athens; two sisters, Jeanne Bennett, Clinton, and Betty McNickle of Vallejo, California, as well as five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the Vansant-Mills Chapel, Friday, September 20. Burial was in the Maplewood Cemetery, Brownington.

GILKEY, Eula Ruth STRICKLAND
b: Feb 22 1914, near Deepwater, St. Clair Co, MO
d: Dec 15 2003, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Maplewood Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Vansant-Mills Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 5 2004 - Eula Ruth Gilkey was born February 22, 1914, in St. Clair County, near Deepwater, and died December 15, 2003, at Golden Valley Hospital in Clinton. She was the youngest of four children of Frank M. Strickland and Malvina Shaffner Strickland. On December 7, 1939, Eula Ruth was married to William V. Gilkey and to this union three children were born; Kay, June and Bill. Their married life was spent on the farm one mile west of where she was born in the Ohio community. When her husband died in 1957, they remained on the farm for several years, then relocating in Clinton in 1959. Ruth always loved being outdoors, helping with livestock and gardening. She loved traveling and vacationing. Some of her favorite places to visit were Colorado, Wyoming and Montana. A number of family trips were made to see the Frontier Days Rodeo in Cheyenne, Wyoming. Ruth loved music. Her favorites were gospel and country music. In her spare time she enjoyed playing the piano, with hymns being her favorite, which she continued to enjoy the rest of her life. She derived great pleasure from her six grandchildren and all their activities. In her eyes they were always perfect. Ruth was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; her brother and sister. She is survived by her children, Kay Parks and husband Bodie, June Stoneking and husband Bobbie, and Bill Gilkey and wife Sharon; one brother, Gene Strickland, Deepwater; six grandchildren, Chris Parks and wife Cindy, Overland Park, Kansas, Jeff Stoneking and wife Lisa, Jacksonville, Florida, Todd Parks and wife Nancy, Tucson, Arizona, Jody Gilkey, Overland Park, Kansas, Kim Stone and husband Tim, Lee's Summit, and Karla Stoneking, Lee's Summit; seven great-grandchildren, Taylor Parks, Clinton, Elizabeth Hopper, Grant and Garrett Parks, Overland Park, Kansas, Cody and Brett Parks, Tucson, Arizona, and Emily Stoneking, Jacksonville, Florida; one niece, Nina Bertolini, St. Petersburg, Florida, and one nephew, Glen H. Strickland, Cumming, Georgia. Funeral services were held at Vansant-Mills Chapel Saturday, December 20. Interment was in Maplewood Cemetery, Brownington.

GILKEY, George William "Bill"
b: Apr 26 1945, St. Clair Co, MO
d: Dec 5 2008, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery GA-GU, Clinton, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Vansant-Mills Funeral Home

George William (Bill) Gilkey died at his home on Friday, Dec. 5, 2008, following a courageous battle with cancer. He was born on April 26, 1945, at the family home in St. Clair County, near Deepwater, the youngest child of Eula Ruth and William Verna Gilkey. Bill grew up on the family farm south of Deepwater and attended grade school at Little Jewel, Ohio and Appleton City. After the loss of his father, the family moved to Appleton City for one year. At the age of 14, they moved to Clinton. He graduated from Clinton High School in 1963. Bill served in the Missouri National Guard for six years and he was honored to serve his country. On June 12, 1966, he was united in marriage to Sharon Davis in Clinton. This union was blessed by two daughters, Jody LeAnne and Kimberly Dawn. Together they built their home with the help of family and friends. He was baptized at a young age, becoming a member of Pleasant Valley Baptist Church, later becoming a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Clinton where he had served as an elder and deacon. He worked for several different businesses, including Browning Van and Storage, Clearfield, Boeing, Talley Plumbing and Dean Cox Plumbing before starting his own plumbing business. After retiring from plumbing, he returned to farming on the family farm and raising cattle, which he thoroughly enjoyed. Hobbies of Bill's were motorcycling, fishing and camping with family and friends. Bill loved to travel with family and made many trips with Sharon and the girls in their camper. Over the years, they had traveled in 49 states and several countries. Two years ago, they experienced the "Best Trip Ever" when Bill and Sharon joined friends on a European cruise down the Rhine River. Bill also cherished spending time with his precious grandchildren, Lauren and Quinton. He had a great appreciation for all of God's creations and saw beauty in sunrises, sunsets, wildflowers in the native prairie land at the farm, in the mountains and at the seashore, as well as the land. He took pride in striving to be a good steward of the preservation of the properties he tended. He loved being outdoors, caring for his cattle and always had pets around him from childhood. He was always there with a smile on his face, willing to lend a helping hand to anyone in need and always respectful of other's wishes. Visits from friends and neighbors were always welcome. Bill's generosity and kind heart were an inspiration to his family. He lived his life with integrity and bravery. He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Ruth Strickland Gilkey. He is survived by his devoted wife of 42 years, Sharon Davis Gilkey; two daughters, Jody Gilkey of Overland Park, Kansas, and Kim Stone and husband, Tim, Lee's Summit, and two grandchildren, Lauren and Quinton Stone; two sisters, Kay Parks and husband, Bodie, Clinton, and June Stoneking and husband, Bob, Lee's Summit; nephews, Chris Parks and wife, Cindy, Overland Park, Kansas, Jeff Stoneking and wife, Lisa, Jacksonville, Florida, Todd Parks and wife, Nancy, Longview Texas, and niece, Karla Stoneking of Lee's Summit, along with many other family members and close friends. Memorial services were held at the First Presbyterian Church, Clinton, on Saturday, Dec. 13. Inurnment was in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

GILKEY, Golda Ellen PAXTON
b: Sep 28 1899, near Wheatland, Hickory Co, MO
d: Aug 26 1996, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Maplewood Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Vansant-Mills Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Golda Ellen Gilkey, 96, died Monday, August 26, 1996, at Westwood Home, Clinton. Golda Ellen Paxton was born September 28, 1899, near Wheatland, the eldest daughter of Ira J. and Willa Wilson Paxton. She moved to southwest of Deepwater in 1918. She was married to Ray E. Gilkey, June 20, 1920. they resided many years on their farm southwest of Deepwater. Her husband, Ray, died January 26, 1962. She resided the past few years with her daughter and husband. She is survived by two sons, Leslie R. and wife Aleene of Tulsa, Oklahoma, and Lester Lee of Deepwater, and one daughter, Loynel Loman and husband Harold, of Deepwater; one brother, Elmer Paxton of Windsor, as well as nine grandchildren, Gary Gilkey and Gine Care of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Linda Walker and Roy L. Gilkey of Ozark, Eldon Gilkey and Wayne Gilkey of Deepwater; Bret Loman and Kurt Loman of Clinton and Jane Klinksick of Deepwater, as well as 12 great-grandchildren. Graveside services were held on Tuesday, August 29, at Maplewood Cemetery, Brownington. Burial was in the Maplewood Cemetery, Brownington.

GILKEY, Rolla Clifton
b: Feb 27 1918, rural Deepwater, Henry Co, MO
d: Apr 20 1992, Deepwater, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Maplewood Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Vansant-Mills Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Rolla Clifton "R.C." Gilkey was born February 27, 1918 and passed away suddenly April 20, 1992, at his home in Deepwater. R.C. was the only child of Charles E. and Bertha (Sanders) Gilkey. He was a native of rural Deepwater where he attended and graduated from Deepwater High School in 1936. In 1941, he enlisted in the United States Army serving his country until 1943. On September 18, 1943, R.C. married Billie Maxine Bennett. They made their home on the family farm where they lived for 48 years. They have two children, Larry Robert and Charleen Kay. R.C. was a member of the Pleasant Valley Church. For more than fifty years R.C. farmed, provided for his family and served his community. He had a passion for baseball and managed several summer baseball teams. He supported the school activities of his children and grandchildren. He served on the Deepwater school board from 1961 to 1969. for years, R.C. was involved with the Deepwater Labor-harvest Picnic Committee. Most recently, he served on the Deepwater Senior Site council. He volunteered several hours helping at the site. He was a dedicated, loving husband and father, that enjoyed being with family and friends. In recent years, R.C. had semi retired from farming but remained ever ready to help his wife, children, grandchildren, neighbors and friends. He viewed life with a realistic perspective; believing in hard work, honesty and love of God and country. His humor and love will be remembered forever. Survivors include his wife, Billie; a son Larry and wife Sandra; a daughter Charleen and husband Joe Orfield, and five grandchildren, Jennifer (Orfield) McClimans and husband Chris, Sarah Orfield, Robert Orfield, Dara Gilkey and Tyler Gilkey. Funeral services were held at the Vansant-Mills Chapel, Thursday, April 23, 1992. Burial was held at the Maplewood Cemetery in Brownington.

GILKEY, Vester Clayton
b: 1917
d: 2001

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Aug 2 2001 - Vester Clayton Gilkey, 84, Merriam, Kansas, died Tuesday, July 31, 2001, at Garden Terrace Nursing Facility. Memorial services will be Tuesday, August 7, at Maple Hill Funeral Home, 3300 Shawnee Drive, Kansas City, Kansas. Inurnment will be in Maple Hill Cemetery. He was born May 7, 1917, in Deepwater, to Elbie George and Ruby (Davis) Gilkey. He married F. Lucille Birch in 1937. He served his country with the United States Army during World War II. He attended Countryside Christian Church and was a member of the Shawnee American Legion Post #327 and the Disabled American Veterans. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Janet (Jean) Fanning. He is survived by his wife, F. Lucille Gilkey, of the home; one daughter, Shirley Rutherford, Larned, Kansas; four grandsons, Mike Rutherford, Leawood, Kansas, Greg Rutherford, Sarasota, Florida, Mark Rutherford, Boise, Idaho, Brad Fanning, Toledo, Ohio, and six great-grandchildren.

GILL, William John
b: abt 1839, Dorset Co, England
d: Feb 2 1900, near Lewis Station, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Drakes Chapel Cemetery, Deer Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Feb 10 1900 - A tribute to the memory of Wm. J. Gill, who died at his home near Lewis Station, February 2, 1900 with spinal meningitis. A universal sadness spread over the town of Lewis and vicinity when the news of Mr. Gill's death, which occurred about midday, was carried to the people. Deceased was born in England and sailed over the briny deep with his parents, when only six months old, landing in New York City; settled in Ohio state, near Columbus, where he was raised, and in 1867, he left his parents and emigrated to Missouri. He engaged himself as a farm hand to Samuel Wherry, near where Leeton is now located. After working for Mr. Wherry for several months, he was married to Miss Alpha Chapman. He then purchased a small farm in Johnson county and lived there about 12 years. His health failed and he sold out and went to Colorado but could not stand the climate and returned back home in a few months. He then moved to Lewis Station and bought another small farm, one and one-half miles northwest of Lewis, where he lived until his death. He leaves a companion and nine children to mourn his loss - five boys and four girls, all at his bedside at the time of death with the exception of William, who was in Colorado and did not arrive until several days after his father's death. Burial in Drake's chapel.

GILLESPIE, Berniece Pearl "Bea" SELL
b: Oct 14 1923, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
d: Nov 27 2010, Cooper Hill, VA
bur:
Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Vansant-Mills Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 7 2011 - Berniece Pearl "Bea" Gillespie died Saturday, November 27, 2010, in Cooper Hill, Virginia. Bea was born October 14, 1923 in Clinton, the daughter of Isaac Butler and Mary (Vickers) Sell. She was married to William "Bill" Gillespie, who preceded her in death on March 19, 2008. She was a member of Allen Street Baptist Church, Clinton. She was an avid bowler. She was a member of the A.W.B.A. She was a member of the local bowling association where she held the office of secretary for 28 years. Bea is survived by her sons, Gary Wayne Gillespie and wife Janice, Cooper Hill, Virginia, and Gary Dale and wife Jill, Phoenix, Arizona; nine grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren; sister Elsie Johnson and husband Jim, Clinton; sister-in-law Dee Dee Sell, and brother-in-law Phillip Gillespie. Funeral services were Saturday, December 4, at Vansant-Mills Chapel, Clinton. Interment was in Clinton Memory Gardens Cemetery.

GILLESPIE, Bert A.
b: Jun 12 1909
d: Oct 14 1991, Lowry City, St. Clair Co, MO
bur: Osceola Cemetery, Osceola, St. Clair Co, MO
arr:
Sheldon-Goodrich Funeral Home
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Bert A. Gillespie was born June 12, 1909, to Ervin and Elsie Lucas Gillespie. He passed away October 14, 1991, at the Truman Lake Manor in Lowry City. He was born near Vista and was a lifelong area resident. He retired from the Hoisting Portable Engineers after working as a blade operator for 25 years. He met his wife, Arretta, at a Deepwater picnic in 1928. They were married In 1930 and to this union a son and two daughters were born. Bert and Arretta celebrated their 61st wedding anniversary on Saturday, October 12, 1991. He enjoyed fishing and gardening in his retirement. He is survived by his wife; Arretta, of the home; one son, Wyman Bert Gillespie of Claycomo; two daughters, Vanita Allen of Olney Springs, Colorado, and Peggy Delaney of Belton; one sister, Mrs. Maxine Jones of Adrian; 13 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, other relatives and many friends. Funeral services were Wednesday, October 16, at the Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel In Osceola. Burial was In Osceola Cemetery.

GILLESPIE, Dorothy May "Dottie" CHIPMAN
b: Apr 10 1935, Calhoun, Henry Co, MO
d: Nov 29 2000, Pleasant Hill, Cass Co, MO
bur: Cremation

Dorothy May "Dottie" Gillespie, 65, Pleasant Hill, died Friday, Nov. 29, 2000 at her home. She was born April 10, 1935, in Calhoun, the daughter of Thomas and Della (Parks) Chipman. On April 10, 1955, she married George Ervin Gillespie in Harrisonville. Mrs. Gillespie graduated from Calhoun High School. She had lived in Clinton and Harrisonville before moving to Pleasant Hill in 1970. She worked at Western Electric (AT&T) in Lee's Summit prior to her retirement in 1991. She was a member of the First Christian Church in Harrisonville. Mrs. Gillespie was preceded in death by her husband, George Ervin Gillespie in 1983. Surviving are a son, George Thomas Gillespie, Albert Lee, Minn.; a daughter, Tina Irene Damron, Marble Falls, Texas; her mother, Della Chipman, Pleasant Hill; four brothers, Gerald Chipman, Belton, Thomas Parks Chipman, Lee's Summit, Henry Joseph Chipman, Santa Maria, Calif., and Robert Eugene Chipman, Kansas City, Kan.; a sister, the Rev. Della Irene Davis, Mission, Texas. Cremation. No funeral service scheduled. Arrangements were under the direction of the Stanley and Son Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill.

GILLETT, Veronica L. HOOK
b: Jul 9 1920, near Oelrichs, SD
d: Oct 19 1991, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
bur:
Shawnee Cemetery, Warsaw, Benton Co, MO
arr: Reser Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Veronica L. Gillett, 71, died Saturday afternoon, October 19, 1991, at the Research Hospital in Kansas City. She was born near Oelrichs, South Dakota, on July 9, 1920, the daughter of John P. and Anna S. Hesse Hook. She grew up on South Dakota. In 1951 she was united in marriage to Dave Gillett. Following their marriage they made their home in Hot Springs, South Dakota. He preceded her in death in 1957. In 1962 she moved to Warsaw, where she worked at the White Branch Resort, retiring in 1982. She is survived by one brother, William Hook of Hermosa, South Dakota; several nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends. Graveside services were held at the Shawnee Cemetery in Warsaw on Wednesday, October 23, 1991.

GILLETTE, Vernon Edward
b: Nov 22 1912
d: Feb 22 2006, Lexington, , Lafayette Co, MO
bur: Lee's Summit Cemetery, Lee's Summit, Jackson Co, MO

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Feb 24 2006 - Vernon Edward Gillette, 93, died Wednesday evening, February 22, at Lexington Care Center, Lexington, surrounded by family and friends. He is survived by his wife Minnie Gillette, also of Lexington Care Center; his daughter and son-in-law, Jan and Ralph Davis; grandson Edward Davis; granddaughter and grandson-in-law, Susan and Ron Kilgore; great-granddaughter Kimberly Davis, and great-grandson, Matthew Davis, all of Clinton. He is also survived by many family members in Lexington, Corder, San Antonio, Texas and Anaheim, California. Graveside services will be March 1, at Lee's Summit Cemetery.

GILLIAM, John C.
b: Nov 19 1834, near Knob Noster, Johnson Co, MO
d: 1920
bur:
Carrsville Cemetery, Big Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
John C. Gilliam passed away at his home one mile west of Petersburg, at 4 a.m. Tuesday. He had been in failing health several years, from the infirmities of old age, growing worse the past year, and the last two weeks he rapidly grew weaker. Deceased was one of the beloved pioneers of that neighborhood. He was 85 years old the 19th of last November. He was born in Johnson county, near Knob Noster, and moved to the north part of this county, with his parents, in 1836, when about two years old. They settled on the farm where he died and he had always lived on a part of the same farm. in former years he united with the Presbyterian church, and although the church with which he held membership had long ago disorganized, he still held to that belief and was a faithful follower of the Master. He was held in high esteem by all his acquaintances, being a good neighbor and friend to all, and the community mourns with the bereaved family in the death of this good man. Sixty years ago last Jan. 20 he was united in marriage with Miss Nancy Jane Lane, who survives him, and who was born and reared in that neighborhood. Eight children were born to them, all living until grown, and the only one preceding the father in death being Mrs. Alice Rucker, who died last February. The others are: Mrs. M. O. Ross who lives at the home place; M. F. Gilliam living on an adjoining farm; Mrs. Will Rucker, near Petersburg; Mrs. J. D. Hackler and John Gilliam, Chilhowee; B. L. Gilliam, Clinton, and J. W. Gilliam, of Los Angeles, Calif.

GILLIAM, John W.
b: Oct 13 1861
d: Apr 21 1921, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Carrsville Cemetery, Big Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
John W. Gilliam died at the home of his mother, Mrs. J. C. Gilliam, on the old home farm, where he was born and loved, April 21st, in the north part of the county. He had been in failing health for some years and realizing that he did not have a long stay here on earth came back to Missouri from his California home, Feb. 20 to make the last visit with his mother, brothers and sisters in the scenes of his childhood. His wife was Miss Agnes Records of Arroyo Grande, Cal., before her marriage and she survives with their only child, Jack, a splendid young man now 24 years old who in May graduates from the Los Angeles Dental College. He was the idol of this fond father's heart and his life's ambition was that this boy might have the best that life had to offer. So realizing that possibly he would not be able to go back to California, he told his wife and son that they were not to come even if he died, unless the call should come after Jack had gotten his diploma. He came back in February usually when we have cold weather, but it seemed that the weather was just made form him, February and March were so warm and fair. His strength was failing fast however and three weeks previous to his death he went to bed and was not able to get up again. His mother and relatives with the kind neighbors and friends as well as the best physicians did everything possible to prolong his earthly stay. They made those last days on earth as restful as possible and taking care of him was a ministry of love. Mr. Gilliam was born Oct. 13, 1861. He went to California in 1888 and settled at Arroyo Grande, where he lived until four years ago, when they moved to Los Angeles, where they could be near their son. Deceased was a good Christian man and a member of the Presbyterian church. He showed his Christianity by giving to his loved ones the best he could and being kind and good to all about him. He is survived by his wife and son, his mother, three brothers - B. L. Gilliam, Clinton; N. F. Gilliam, near the old home; J. E. Gilliam, Chilhowee; three sisters - Mrs. Mary Rucker, near the old home; Mrs. M. O. Ross, at the old home; Mrs. J. D. Hackler, Chilhowee. The funeral was conducted at the Carrsville church near his home Friday afternoon by Rev. Snapp. The church was filled with sorrowing relatives and friends, who came to pay their last respects to this man they knew and loved. Buried in the cemetery nearby.

GILLIAM, Joshua E.
b: Jun 1 1879
d: Jan 18 1968, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Carrsville Cemetery, Big Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Josh E. Gilliam, 88, 315 N. Second, Clinton, died at 8:30 a.m. January 18, 1968, at Wetzel Hospital. He is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Guy Jageman, Independence, and one sister, Mrs. Aaron Stone, Chilhowee. Interment will be in Carrsville Cemetery.

GILLIAM, Lillie Eva RUSH
b: Feb 7 1881, Henry Co, MO
d: Apr 2 1949, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Carrsville Cemetery, Big Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Mrs. Lillian Rush Gilliam, age 68, passed away at the Wetzel Hospital in Clinton Saturday night, April 2 at 9:05 where she had been a patient since Thursday night, after suffering a stroke at her home here Wednesday evening. She had been in good health except for having the flu the previous week. She had been gardening and house cleaning the day of the stroke and was as active as usual with her many household duties. Her husband preceded her in death in Oct. 1918. She leaves 2 daughters, Mrs. Blossom Carney of Blairstown and Mrs. Jennie Mae Doak of Chilhowee and 3 sisters, Mrs. Glennie Anderson of Harrisonville, Mrs. Margaret Hampton, Los Angeles, Calif.; and Mrs. Cliffee Rhode, Aurora, Mo.; nieces, nephews and a host of other relatives and friends to mourn her passing. Her father, mother, 1 brother and 4 sisters have preceded her. Funeral services were conducted at the Presbyterian Church Tuesday afternoon with burial at Carrsville cemetery where her husband is buried.

GILLIGAN, Ora Mae POWELL BREWINGTON
b: Dec 17 1903, Ripley, OK
d: Feb 12 2002, Windsor, Henry Co, MO
bur: Summit View Cemetery, Guthrie, OK
arr:
Hadley Funeral Home
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Feb 14 2002 - Ora Mae Gilligan, 98, Windsor, died Tuesday afternoon, February 12, 2002, at the Windsor Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Windsor. She was born December 17, 1903, in Ripley, Oklahoma, the daughter of Oren Powell and Elizabeth (Hamilton) Powell. On April 13, 1921, in Mena, Arkansas, she married George Washington Brewington, who died January 28, 1954. On December 19, 1959, in Las Vegas, Nevada, she married John Gilligan, who died December 7, 1971. She was a co-owner and operator with her husband of a cafe in Los Angeles, California. She was also a nanny and housekeeper in California for 12 years. She is survived by two sons, George W. "Bud" Brewington, Ocala, Florida, and O. D. Brewington, Windsor; two daughters, Mable Ellen Neibert, New Philadelphia, Ohio, and Minnie Mae Rodden, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; 13 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren 14 great-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by two sons, Barney Brewington; two sisters, Elizabeth Powell and Hazel Decker. Graveside services will be Friday, February 15, at the Summit View Cemetery in Guthrie, Oklahoma.

GILLILAN, Lee Arthur
b: Feb 12 1888, near Hamilton, Dawless Co, MO
d: Mar 1 1918, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Hopewell Cemetery, Walker Twp, Henry Co, MO
Lee A. Gillilan was born near Hamilton, Dawless county, Mo., February 12, 1888. He died at his home in Clinton, Mo., May 1, 1918, at the age of 30 years, 2 months and 10 days after an illness of a few days with a disease the seriousness of which baffled the resident physicians and a specialist summoned from Kansas City. Loving hands of the family and friends did all in their power to stay off the grim reaper but Higher power and authority spread forth His mighty hands and beckoned him on into the world beyond. Lee moved with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Gillilan, to Henry county in 1902 when a boy of 14 years. He resided at his father's present home until they year 1918, when he married Etta May Gragg of Montrose, Mo. He and his wife then moved to a farm near Mayesburg, Mo. They resided there until they went to Clinton where he accepted the recorder's deputyship for Cann Jones, the present recorder. He had faithfully filled that position for the past three years. Although his health was poor, not having robust health since an operation for appendicitis when a small boy he was of such nature as to want to be doing regardless of his physical inclination. Lee was strictly honest in all his dealings. Honesty was the standard by which he measured all. He was of a kind and loving disposition, always ready to lend a helping hand to one approaching him for help. He was a loving and devoted companion to his wife and a great lover of his home. He also retained a great regard for his father and mother in their home and watched every opportunity to go back to that home for a reunion with father, mother, brothers and sisters and is from this circle he will be so sadly missed. The deceased leaves to mourn his early departure a devoted wife, father and mother and the following brothers and sisters: J.W. of near Urich, Mrs. Fred Gragg, of Urich, Virgil of Piper, Gilbert of near Mayesburg and Mrs. Chas. Calvird, of near Clinton, also an aged grandmother, Mrs. E. J. Nelson, of near Urich. His remains were brought to the home of his father Wednesday, May 1. Funeral services were held by Rev. C. E. Ruyle at the Hopewell Presbyterian church Thursday afternoon. Interment in Hopewell cemetery.

GILLILAN, Nellie "Louise" REAM
b: Aug 25 1912, Green Ridge, Pettis Co, MO
d: Apr 7 2005, Gower, Clinton Co, MO
bur: Green Ridge Cemetery, Green Ridge, Pettis Co, MO
arr:
Hadley Funeral Home
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 11 2005 - Louise Ream Gillilan, 92, Gower and formerly of Green Ridge, died Thursday morning, April 7, 2005, at the Gower convalescent Center in Gower. She was born August 25, 1912, in Green Ridge, the daughter of Lawrence Larkin Ream and Nelle Mae (Calvert) Ream. On June 12, 1938, in Green Ridge, she married James Orland Gillilan, who died April 27, 1987. Mrs. Gillilan was a music teacher for many years before her retirement, teaching mainly in the St. Louis Public School System. She was a former member of the Green Ridge Presbyterian Church and had played the organ and piano there for years. She also was a member of the Avondale United Methodist Church, Kansas City, a member of Chapter BA,PEO, Windsor, and the Order of Eastern Star. Survivors include three daughters, Judy Frame and her husband Richard, Smithville, Mary Lue Phillips and her husband Gerald, Bellingham, Washington, Carol Sue Martin and her husband Larry, Jefferson City; seven grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mary Virginia Herrick, Independence, Betty Jane Purchase and her husband J. L., Green Ridge, and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Graveside burial services were Monday, April 11, at the Green Ridge Cemetery, Green Ridge.

GILLISPIE, Charles W. "Corky"
b: May 18 1936
d: Oct 20 2007

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Nov 1 2007 - Charles W. "Corky" Gillispie was born May 18, 1936, and died October 20, 2007. He was the son of William B. Gillispie and Sylvia Anglin Gillispie Charles was known as Corky by friends and family. He served 26 years in the United States Army. He joined in 1953 and retired as a Master Sergeant in 1979. He lived In Milliani, Hawaii, most of the time since 1958. Charles was united in marriage to Misao on July 25, 1956, and celebrated 51 years together. He was preceded In death by his parents and one brother George Gillispie. He is survived by his wife Misao of the home in Mililani, Hawaii; one son William Gillispie, Mililani, Hawaii; four brothers and one sister, Lawrence (Buster) Gillispie and wife Ina, Kansas City, Zeldia Stevens and husband Billy, Osceola, Jimmie (Jim) Gillispie and wife Dorthy, Bolivar, Robert Gillispie and wife Helen, Flemington, Earl (Pee Wee) Gillispie and wife Cindy, Ft. Scott, Kansas. Services were October 30 in Mililani, Hawaii. Burial was at Veterans Cemetery, Schofield Barracks in Hawaii. He went to Osceola public school for six years, moving to Clinton in 1948 and attending public school there.

GILMAN, Margaret E.
b: abt 1908
d: 1999

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Dec 22 1999 - Margaret E. Gilman, 91, died Tuesday morning, December 21, 1999, at her home in Osceola, which is also the home of her daughter and son-in-law, Ruth and Larry Lewis. A memorial service will be held Sunday, December 26, at 2 p.m. at Grace United Methodist Church in Osceola. The family requests memorials to the St. Clair County Hospice, Osceola, Mo. 64776

GILMER, Alfred
b: Nov 5 1834, Columbia, Adair Co, KY
d: Apr 18 1898, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery GA-GU, Clinton, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Apr 23 1898 - Died on the 18th, at his home on Franklin Street, with pneumonia, Alfred Gilmer, in his 64th year. Born November 5, 1834 in Columbia, Ky. Engaged in the mercantile business while very young in that state and for 25 years was successful in Columbia and Birksbille. He had been a resident of Clinton for ten years. Joined the Presbyterian Church and for 21 years was superintendent in the Sabbath school in his native state.

GILMER, Allen Dr.
b: 1867, Kentucky
d: Mar 18 1889, Davis Twp, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery GA-GU, Clinton, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Eye, Mar 23 1889 - Dr. Allen Gilmer died at the home of his uncle, Robert Gilmer of Davis township, March 18, 1889, of pneumonia, aged 21. A native of Kentucky, he came to Missouri about a year ago with his father's family; went to Louisville last fall to attend medical school at that place, graduated and returned to Missouri a few days before he was taken sick. Dr. Gilmer was the son of Alfred Gilmer, a nephew of James Gilmer, present manager of the poor farm. A sister, Miss Sallie Gilmer, teaches music in Clinton. Burial at Englewood.

GILMORE, B. F.
b: Dec 16 1842, Kentucky
d: Feb 1910, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Teays Chapel Cemetery, Bear Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Feb 19 1910 - Died, B. F. Gilmore, at his home near Independence school, Thursday night of last week at 10:55 after a month's illness of cancer of the stomach and complications. Born in Kentucky December 16, 1842; moved to Indiana where he married Miss Mirem Rich 50 years ago and came to this country a few years later. Converted at 23, belonged to the Christian Church and Odd Fellows. Leaves his wife and two sons - Henry and Allen, four daughters: Mrs. Patsy Hopkins and Mrs. Beatrice Montgomery, Deepwater; Mrs. Mary Hamlin, South Clinton, and Miss Lucy at home. One brother James Gilmore. Burial at Teays Chapel.

GILMORE, Elizabeth B. BURCHAM
b: Jul 4 1912, Windsor, Henry Co, MO
d: Jun 25 1993, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Laurel Oak Cemetery GA-GU, Windsor, Windsor Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Hadley Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Mrs. Elizabeth B. Gilmore, 80, Windsor, died Friday morning, June 25, 1993 at Golden Valley Hospital. She was born July 4, 1912 in Windsor, the daughter of Harry Wallace Burcham and Josie League Binkley Burcham. On October 5, 1951, in Harrison Arkansas, she married Basil Eugene Gilmore, who preceded her in death on July 15, 1967. Mrs. Gilmore co-owned and operated with her husband, and for several years after his death, the Natural Fly Company in Windsor before retiring 15 years ago. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Windsor. Survivors include a step-daughter, Beverly Bender, Kansas City, Ks.; two step-sons, Donald Gilmore, Kansas City, Ks., and Robert Gilmore, Kansas City; six grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Ralph Burcham, Windsor, and Harry L. Burcham, Lodi, Ca. Funeral services were Monday, June 28, at the Hadley Funeral Home in Windsor. Burial was in Laurel Oak Cemetery.

GILMORE, Fannie L. "Fran" ADAMS
b: Jun 10 1922, Honolulu, HA
d: Feb 3 2002, Raytown, Jackson Co, MO
bur: Cremation
arr:
Langsford Funeral Home
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Feb 4 2002 - Fannie L. "Fran" Gilmore, 79, Raytown, died Sunday, February 3, 2002, at her home. Funeral services will be Wednesday, February 6, at the Langsford Funeral Home, Lee's Summit. Cremation will follow the service. She was born June 10, 1922, in Honolulu, Hawaii. She married James Robert Gilmore February 15, 1947. She worked for many years at the Jones Store in Kansas City. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Robert Gilmore, on August 22, 2001, and one brother, Tom Adams. She is survived by three sons, Robert Gilmore, Chilhowee, Dennis Gilmore and Don Gilmore, both of Lee's Summit; one sister, Jeanne Goddard, Overland Park, Kansas, and six grandchildren.

GILMORE, Homer Henry
b: Feb 28 1910, Bates Co, MO
d: Oct 13 1991, Ap[pleton City, St. Clair Co, MO
bur: Appleton City Cemetery, Appleton City, St. Clair Co, MO

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Homer Henry Gilmore, son of Arthur Loomis and Edna E. Lawson Gilmore, was born February 28, 1910 in Bates County and departed this life after a brief illness, October 13, 1991, at the Ellett Memorial Hospital in Appleton City, at the age of 81. He lived all of his life in the Spruce community, and attended Oak Grove School. Homer gave his life to Christ at an early age at the Pleasant Home Baptist Church, and later transferred his membership to the First Christian Church in Appleton City. He has held the office of Elder in the Christian Church for many years. He was also a member of the Odd Fellows Lodge. Homer was united in marriage to Bina Mae Cook, February 28, 1941 at her home in Appleton City, and to this union 6 children were born. He supported his family working as a farmer. Homer was preceded in death by his parents; 2 brothers, Paul Gilmore, and one who died in infancy; one sister, Edna Evans; and 1 grandson, Amos Gilmore. He is survived by his wife Bina of the home; 5 sons, Kenneth Gilmore of Olathe, Ks., Kent and Bill Gilmore of Montrose, Keith Gilmore of Appleton City, and Len Gilmore of Osceola; his daughter Margaret Charbonneau of ElDorado Springs; one brothers, Arthur (Artie) L. Gilmore and wife Masie of Butler; 14 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews, other relatives and a vast host of friends. Homer will be sadly missed by all who loved him. Funeral services were held Wednesday, October 16, 1991 at First Christian Church in Appleton City. Burial was in Appleton City Cemetery.

GILMORE, Jack D.
b: 1932
d: 2003
bur: White Chapel Memorial Gardens, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Feb 12 2003 - Jack D. Gilmore, 70, Gladstone, died February 3, 2003 at North Kansas City Hospital. Funeral services were 11 a.m. Thursday, February 6, at Fairview Christian Church, 1800 NE 65th Street, Gladstone. Burial followed in White Chapel Memorial Gardens, Gladstone. McGilley Antioch Chapel was in charge of arrangements. Jack was born in Jefferson City in 1932 to Tony Porter and Gussie Nelson Gilmore. Jack was a Navy veteran, owner of Cedar City Tile Co. and a builder for Gilmore Custom Homes. He enjoyed cooking for family and friends and was always ready with a smile and story. Jack was a member of Fairview Christian Church. He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers, William, Edward and Tony Paul Gilmore; sisters, Irma Gilmore, Dorothy Wood and Bill Jean Hidlebaugh. He is survived by his wife Nora, daughters and sons-in-law, Rita and husband Paul Barbee, Debbie and husband Mark Termini; grandchildren, Jennifer Banks-Taylor, Dana Banks, Brett Barbee, Nicholas, Chris and Vanessa Termini; great-grandchildren, Gehrig and Peyton Taylor; sisters, Hazel Mello and Marilyn Winden; brother Ernest "Poochie" Hidlebaugh, and many nieces, nephews and friends.

GILMORE, James R. "Bob"
b: 1924
d: 2001
bur: Cremation
arr:
Muehlebach Funeral Home
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Aug 24 2001 - James R. "Bob" Gilmore, 76, Raytown, died Wednesday, August 22, 2001, at Lee's Summit Hospital. Funeral services will be held at Muehlebach Funeral Home Saturday, August 25. Cremation. He was born in Larned, Kansas, December 3, 1924, and grew up in rural Stafford County, Kansas. He was a carpenter and operated Deerhorn Stables for many years. He served in the Army in World War II in the 273rd Infantry Regiment, 69th Infantry Division as a tech sergeant. He was a member of Carpenter's Local 61, Boy Scout Leader-Troop 128, Top Railers Square Dance Club, Red Hots Square Dance Club, Pleasant Hill saddle Club, and showed horses in the Golden Circle Circuit. He was preceded in death by his sisters, Shirley Dingwall and Barbara Engleman. He married Fannie "Fran" Louella Adams in Great Bend, Kansas, on February 15, 1947, and she survives of the home. He is also survived by his three sons, Robert Gilmore of Chilhowee, Dennis Gilmore of Lee's Summit; two sisters, Georgia Campbell of Plano, Texas, and Connie Rube of Great Bend, Kansas, and six grandchildren.

GILMORE, Paul LaVern
b: abt 1941, Montrose, Henry Co, MO
d: Nov 17 2008, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur: Appleton City Cemetery, Appleton City, St. Clair Co, MO
arr:
Consalus Funeral Homes
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Nov 19 2008 - Paul LaVern Gilmore of Clinton, Missouri passed away at the age of 67 at his home on Monday, November 17, 2008. LaVern was born in Montrose, Missouri, the son of Paul and Helen McDaniel Gilmore. He was married in Freeman, Missouri on April 4, 1971 to Georgia Holt, who survives at the home. LaVern and Georgia farmed at one time and close to his heart was his John Deere equipment. He had tractors, scrapers and his pride and joy a 1938 “G” John Deere Tractor. He was also a proud member of the United States Air Force Reserves. He is survived by his wife; her parents, George and Nina Holt of Harrisonville, Missouri; one daughter, Tracie McAdams and her husband, Robert, of Mountain View, Missouri and their children, David and Lillie; two sons, Gregory Gilmore and his wife, Gwendolyn, of Wood Heights, Missouri and their children, Emilyn, Kirstyn and Alyse, Jason Gilmore of Sedalia, Missouri and his daughter, Amie; two sisters, Lela Highley and her husband, Terry, of Harrisonville, Missouri and Nadine Reeves and her husband, Kent, of Archie, Missouri. Preceding him in death were his parents, Paul and Helen Gilmore. Funeral Services will be held on Friday, November 21, 2008 at the funeral home chapel. Burial will follow at the Appleton City Cemetery in Appleton City, Missouri.

GILMORE, Russell Lee Jr.
b: Dec 28 1938, Henry Co, MO
d: Feb 27 2003, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery GA-GU, Clinton, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, May 27 2003 - Russell Lee Gilmore, Jr., 64, died February 27, 2003, at the Research Medical Center in Kansas City. He was born December 28, 1938 to Russell L. Gilmore, Sr. and Hazel (Hayes) Gilmore. He was the oldest of three children. He was preceded in death by his parents. He attended school at Washington Elementary School, Franklin Elementary School and Clinton High School. In 1961 he was united in marriage to Anna L. (Vinyard) Gilmore. Their four children, Kathy, Kay, Kem and Kenny, added great joy to this union. He lived all his life in Clinton and retired from the Clinton School System in 1966. Throughout his life, he had several occupations. In his youth, he carried newspapers for the Clinton Daily Democrat and The Kansas City Star and Times and often worked in the hay fields in the surrounding farms. He worked for several service stations in Clinton in various positions, was a truck driver for several local trucking firms and owned a local taxi company. He finished his career as a maintenance worker for the Clinton School System. During his retirement he focused on the love of his life, cars and car racing. In his teens and 20's he enjoyed repairing and rebuilding cars. This became the basis for his extensive skills as a car mechanic. During this time frame, he had his own race car and often raced in local stock car races. He and his family often attended car races in Clinton, the Missouri State Fair and surrounding communities. In retirement, he never missed a televised NASCAR race. Russell's friends knew him as honest and fair to everyone he met and his employers considered him very dependable and a hard worker. Family and friends knew if they mentioned cars or car races, they would get the latest information on both. He and Anna greatly enjoyed their five grandchildren, T.J. and Ashley Demotte, Matt DeGraffenreid and Jake and Dharma Gilmore. Survivors include his wife of 41 years, Anna L. Gilmore; two daughters, Kay DeGraffenreid and husband, Larry, Coal, and Kathy Aqunio and husband, Fred, Kansas City; two brothers, Bill Gilmore of Richmond, Virginia, and James Gilmore of Richfield, Ohio, as well as five grandchildren. Graveside services were held March 4 at Englewood Cemetery.

GILMORE, Russell Lee Sr.
b: Dec 29 1903
d: May 12 1981, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery GA-GU, Clinton, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Russell L. Gilmore, Sr., 77, died Tuesday at Golden Valley Hospital. His home was at 617 E. Lincoln St., Clinton.

GILPIN, Sarah OWEN
b: Apr 12 1804, near Mt. Sterling, Bourbon Co, KY
d: Jun 10 1904, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Bethlehem Cemetery, Bethlehem Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Missouri, Jun 18 1904 - Mrs. Sarah Gilpin, a grand good woman, fell in the quiet sleep of death Friday evening, June 10, 1904, at 7:40 o'clock, as peaceful as a babe and the sweet countenance upon her dear face told her loved ones her spirit had flown to the angels and she was happily at rest. She was over 100 years old. Funeral services were at the home of her granddaughter, Mrs. Ed Strauch, 324 West Green Street, and the remains were laid to rest in Bethlehem Cemetery.

GILTNER, Mary Ann HUTSELL
b: Oct 13 1828, Clark Co, IN
d: Feb 9 1900, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Urich Cemetery, Bogard Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Feb 10 1900 - Died at her home on Brushy, Friday morning at half past 2 o'clock, Mrs. E. Giltner, better known as Grandma Giltner. She had not been well all winter but able to attend to her household duties. About a week before her death, she was taken ill with pneumonia fever and that, with other afflictions, carried the life away to the God who gave it. Mary Ann Hutsell was born October 12, 1828 in Clark County, Indiana and died February 9, 1900, aged 71 years. She lived in Indiana until 1865 then, with her husband, moved to Missouri. They had seven children, two already crossing the dark river in death. A member of the U. N. Church. Burial in the Urich cemetery, with a husband and five children left to mourn her loss.

GILVIN, Zeta Mae MICHAEL
b: Dec 23 1940, Iowa City, IA
d: Aug 26 1994, near Urich, Henry Co, MO
arr:
Dickey Funeral Home
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Mrs. Zeta Mae Gilvin of Creighton was born December 23, 1940, in Iowa City, Iowa, the daughter of Byron Dale and Bessie Edith (Smith) Michael. She departed this life Friday, August 26, 1994, near Urich, at the age of 53 years, eight months and three days. She was united in marriage to Charles Lee Gilvin on March 3, 1966, in Kingsville, Texas. She was a registered nurse at the golden Valley Memorial Hospital, Clinton, since 1974. Earlier she was the school nurse for Cass R-8 School District, Creighton, from 1970 until 1972. She was a 1962 graduate of the St. Luke's School of Nursing. She was a member of the United Methodist Church, Creighton, the Association Operating Room Nurses and St. Luke's Alumni. She had lived in Kansas City before moving to Creighton in 1970. She was preceded in death by her mother. She is survived by her husband, Charles L. Gilvin of the home; two sons, Joe Gilvin and Michael L. Gilvin, both of Creighton; her father, Byron Michael, Newton; five brothers, Cecil Michael, Milan, Kenneth Michael, Newtown, Richard Michael, Latour, Nelson Michael, Unionville, Ted Michael, Clarksburg; a sister, Ruth Hines, Milan; other relatives and many friends. Funeral services were held Tuesday, August 30, at the Dickey Funeral Home, Garden City. Burial was Wednesday, August 31, at the Bairdstown Cemetery, near Milan.

GIPSON, Martha Ann KAUMANS
b: 1956
d: 2004
bur: Cremation

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Aug 31 2004 - Martha Ann (Kaumans) Gipson, 48, Lebanon, died Sunday, August 29, 2004, at her residence. She was born February 18, 1956, in Appleton City, the daughter of Christian Henry and Mary Marjorie (Halfen) Kaumans. She attended Trinity Full Gospel Church and was baptized in April 2004. She was preceded in death by her parents; one sister Patty Sue Kaumans, who died as an infant, and one brother Paul Michael Kaumans. She is survived by her son Daniel Christian Shadrick and one daughter, Kendra Marie Shadrick, both of the home; four brothers, Jim and his wife Ceci, Dan Diego, California, Jake and Jane of Windsor, John of Sheldon, Tony Kaumans and his wife Wanda, Albuquerque, New Mexico, and one sister Mary Jane Wingett and her husband Garry, Kansas City. Funeral services will be Thursday, September 2, at Colonial Chapel. Cremation. Burial will be at Windsor Cemetery at a later date.

GIRRATONO, Betty SHRIER HELMS
b: Jul 31 1925, Topeka, KS
d: Sep 22 2010, Columbia, Boone Co, MO
bur:
Laurel Oak Cemetery GA-GU, Windsor, Windsor Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Hadley Funeral Home

Betty Girratono, 85, of Windsor, Missouri, died Wednesday, September, 22, 2010, in Columbia, Mo., as a result of injuries received in an automobile accident near Versailles, Mo. She was born on July 31, 1925, in Topeka, Kansas, the daughter of Herbert Charles Shrier and Pearl Lynell (Sayr) Shrier. On March 11, 1945, in Topeka, Ks., she married C. J. Helms, who preceded her in death on April 30, 1963. On March 9, 1964, in Miami, Oklahoma, she married Tony Girratono and he preceded her in death on August 13, 1980. Mrs. Girratono worked in various jobs throughout her life. She was a secretary for 20 years for Meyer's Bus Service, Merriam, Ks., and also was a secretary and trustee for Bent Tree Harbor, near Warsaw, Mo. She was a cook for the Windsor Henry County R-I school district, and worked at the former Windsor Florist Shop and The Land Office. Most recently was secretary for the Windsor United Methodist Church. Betty was an avid quilter. She was a member of the Windsor United Methodist Church, the American Legion Auxiliary, the United Methodist Women and she also attended the Calhoun Methodist Church. Survivors include 2 sons, John Helms and his wife Sherry, Windsor, Mo.; and Jim Helms and his wife, Peggy, Louisburg, Ks.; 2 daughters, Pat Meyer and her husband Steve, Bates City, Mo.; and Peggy Jarrell, Blue Ridge, Texas; a stepson, Tony Girratono, Jr., State of Georgia; 8 grandchildren, Shawn, Jerry, Mike, Michele, Justin, Jon, Jeff, and Toni; 13 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews, including Billie VanSlyke, Penny Eckhoff, Larry Williams, and Brett VanSlyke. In addition to her husbands, she was preceded in death by a brother, Raey Shrier. Funeral services will be Sunday, September, 26, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial will be in the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

GIVENS, Curtis T.
b: Apr 13 1862
d: Sep 28 1892, Henderson, TX
bur:
Englewood Cemetery GA-GU, Clinton, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Oct 1 1892 - With deep regret we chronicle the death of Curtis T. Givens, which sad event occurred at Henderson, Texas last Wednesday. He had gone to recuperate from threatened consumption, after vainly trying the air of North Carolina and Kentucky. Never robust, his devotion to art was too much for his constitution, which was greatly broken about two years ago by an attack of grip. The writer has known Curtis from a boy, when a clerk in the drug house of Fulkerson & Parks, and remarked then his aptitude for sketching; after a time there, his bent took on development in a New York art school, returning with honors. For several years, he followed crayon work and sketching and numerous ones may be heard to say, gazing at some splendid specimen: "Curt Givens did that." The day he left for Texas, several months ago, he showed us a unique souvenir Silhouette sketch book, done while in North Carolina, which combined literary work of a rare order with artistic talent. He was bout 30 years old, an affable gentleman, a true friend. Funeral was at the Clinton Baptist Church yesterday and interment was at Englewood.

GIVENS, Virginia B.
b: Jan 17 1925, Henry Co, MO
d: Oct 6 2002, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Antioch Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Vansant-Mills Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO Oct 8 2002 - Virginia B. Givens, 77, Clinton, died Sunday, October 6, 2002, at Golden Valley Hospital, Clinton. Funeral services will be Saturday, October 12, at Vansant-Mills Chapel, Clinton, with burial in Antioch Cemetery, Clinton. She was born in Henry County. She worked at Wal-Mart for 20 years and later worked for the Henry County Library. She was a member of the Second Baptist Church. She is survived by her son, Gerald M. Pegg, Sr., Clinton, and three grandchildren, Gerald M. Pegg, Jr. of Columbia, Edward Booty of Kansas City and Pamela Sue Pegg of Norfolk, Virginia, and one sister, Mildred White.

 

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