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HOARD, Alice Marie SALMONS
b: Aug 14 1912, Tebbetts, Callaway Co, MO
d: Apr 14 2001, Oak Grove, Jackson Co, MO
arr: Sweeney-Phillips & Holdren

Clinton Daily Democrat, Apr 12 2001 - Alice Marie Hoard, 88, Oak Grove, formerly of Leeton, died Wednesday, April 14, 2001, at the Crescent Health Center in Oak Grove. She was born in Tebbetts on August 14, 1912, the daughter of James Edward Salmons and Ollie Warfield Salmons. On February 26, 1931, she married Harvey Lee Hoard in Sedalia, who survives of the home. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Leeton. She is survived by her husband, a son, Don Hoard, Levasy; a brother, Dorris Salmons, Clinton, and two grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Saturday, at the Sweeney-Phillips & Holdren Funeral Home, Warrensburg.

HOARD, Harvey Lee
b: Aug 5 1908, Green Ridge, Pettis Co, MO
d: Dec 13 2001, Independence, Jackson Co, MO
bur:
Mineral Creek Cemetery, Leeton, Johnson Co, MO
arr: Sweeney-Phillips & Holdren

Clinton Daily Democrat, Dec 14 2001 - Harvey Lee Hoard, 93, Oak Grove and formerly of Leeton, died Thursday, December 13, 2001, at the Medical Center of Independence. He was born August 5, 1908, in Green Ridge, the son of Walter Boyd Hoard and Effie Alma Pace Hoard. On February 26, 1931, he and Alice Marie Salmons were married in Sedalia. She died April 11, 2001. He was a veteran of the United States Army, serving in world War II in the Southern Philippines and New Guinea. He worked as a carpenter in the Johnson, Pettis, Henry and Jackson counties area until his retirement in 1973. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Leeton. He is survived by his son, Don Hoard, Sibley, and two grandsons. Funeral services will be Saturday, December 15, at the Sweeney-Phillips & Holdren Funeral Home, Warrensburg. Burial will be in the Mineral Creek Cemetery, Leeton.

HOBBS, Albert Henry "Bill"
b: May 15 1914, Kingsville, Johnson Co, MO
d: Jul 11 1991, Lee's Summit, Jackson Co, MO
bur:
Kingsville Cemetery, Kingsville, Johnson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Albert Henry (Bill) Hobbs, 77, Kingsville, passed away Thursday, July 11, 1991, at Lee's Summit Community Hospital in Lee's Summit. He was born May 15, 1914, in Kingsville, the son of Daniel Thomas and Alma (Fox) Hobbs. He married Betty Woods on April 11, 1947, in Olathe, Kansas. He lived near Kingsville all of his life. He was a farmer and the owner and operator of a bulk milk route. He was a member of the Elks Lodge in Warrensburg. He leaves his wife Betty of the home; one son Billy Joe Hobbs, Holden; two daughters, Ginger Smith, Holden, and Judy Fischer, Raytown; one stepdaughter Jeanne Cartner, Kissimee, Florida; one sister Ruby Christian, Lake Isabelle, California; seven grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. Funeral services were Sunday, July 14, 1991, at the Ben Cast & Son-Wood Funeral Home, Holden. Burial was in Kingsville Cemetery.

HOBBS, Henry B.
b: Jul 7 1826, near Crab Orchard, KY
d: Sep 29 1903, 2.5 mi SW of Brownington, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Hobbs Cemetery, Fairview Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Missouri, Sep 26 1903 - the death of Henry Hobbs occurred at his home, 2 1/2 miles southwest of Brownington, Tuesday evening of Bright's disease. His age was near 74; was born in Virginia; came to Missouri about 30 years ago. He leaves a wife and four children - Mrs. Tillie Munson, near Brownington; William Hobbs at home; Mrs. W. L. Taylor, Washington, D.C., Chas. Hobbs of Colorado. He was a general favorite with friends and neighbors. He had been sick about a year but seriously so the last three months, for the last 21 days being unable to lie down. - Clinton MO, Oct 10, 1903 - Henry B. Hobbs was born in Kentucky, near Crab Orchard, July 7, 1826 and died September 29, 1903, aged 77. Married to Mary Jane Gobble in Washington county, Va. October 25, 1850. eight children, four having died. Mr. Hobbs and family moved from Virginia to Illinois in 1866, then to Missouri in 11871 and erected his home in the south part of Henry county in Fairview township. Mr. Hobbs was considered an honorable and upright man, also good and kind hearted. Only two of the remaining children could be present with their mother to attend the funeral and burial service; on son being in Colorado and one daughter in Washington, D.C. The funeral was held in the yard of the home.

HOBBS, Jemima DRAKE
b: 1817
d: 1903

Clinton Missouri, Dec 1903 - Mrs. G. V. Berry received a telegram Tuesday from Independence bearing the sad news of a much beloved aunt, Mrs. Jemima Hobbs, aged 86. Her maiden name was Drake and she was a sister of Mrs. A. B. Griffith and a sister-in-law of Mrs. Dr. Royston at Huntingdale. Fifty years ago this lady's husband practiced medicine in Clinton. She was one of those women whose character was marked by sterling worth and sincerity of purpose.

HOBBS, Jerral Cecil "Jay"
b: Jul 2 1933, Pensacola, FL
d: Sep 26 2007, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, - Jerral Cecil Jay Hobbs, 74, son of Jerry and Agnes Arena (Johnson) Hobbs, was born July 2, 1933, In Pensacola, Florida, and he died Wednesday. September 26, 2007, at St. Luke's Hospital in Kansas City. His family moved to National City, California, while he was young, remaining there for several years. In 1979 he moved to Missouri. On February 14, 1987, Jay and Margie Rhoades were married in Miami, Oklahoma. He worked as a dry wall hanger for 45 years. They had made their home in Montrose for 12 years and had attended the United Presbyterian Methodist Church. Preceding him in death were his parents; two brothers, Joe Tom Hobbs and William Gary Hobbs, and a sister Lorene Calejio. Survivors include his wife Margie of the home; two sons, Kurt Hobbs of Montrose and Jason Hobbs of Harrisonville; one daughter Gari Dierking of Les Vegas, Nevada; three brothers, Leon Hobbs of Kelso, Washington, John Hobbs and Ronald Hobbs, both of San Diego, California; two sisters, Betty Hobbs of Appleton City and Marlene Garcia of Alabama; four grandchildren, Kurt Hobbs, Alyssa Graham, Samantha Hobbs and Herb Dierking; four stepsons, Donald Rhoades of Lowry City, Harley Rhoades of Warsaw, Tim Rhoades of Lowry City and Perry Rhoades of Harrisonville; three step-grandchildren, Timmy, Donna and Lisa Rhoades, and one step-great-granddaughter Haley Ann Rhoades. Funeral services were at United Presbyterian-Methodist Church in Montrose on Sunday, September 30. Burial was in Woodfin Cemetery in rural Virginia.

HOBBS, John L.
b: Jun 20 1830
d: Sep 20 1893, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Brownington Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Sep 23 1893 - John L. Hobbs, aged 63 years, died on the 20th, at his home between Deepwater and Brownington. He was an upright, Christian gentleman. A wife and seven children mourn his loss.

HOBBS, Martha E. "Mattie"
b: Jun 29 1863
d: May 15 1891, Brownington, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Brownington Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, May 16 1891 - Died, in Brownington, Friday, May 15, 1891, Mrs. Martha E. Hobbs, of consumption, in her 28th years. A member of the Christian church since 1878 and a woman loved by all, rich or poor. In 1888, she lost her husband. One little child is left to mourn and miss the love of a true mother.

HOBBS, William H.
b: Jun 6 1858, Lincoln Co, KY
d: Mar 9 1888, Brownington, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Brownington Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Mar 17 1888 - William H. Hobbs is no more. On Friday morning at fifteen minutes past two, he breathed his last, beloved friend and citizen. Born June 6, 1858 in Lincoln county, Ky., moved with his parents to Lee county, Va., when he was about ten. Received his collegiate education at Cumberland College in Lee county and was a professor there for two years after he graduated. The Cumberland Eagle, in giving a history of this college, paid a nice tribute to Prof. Hobbs. He was always an exemplary boy and at the age of 18, he professed religion. In 1883, he was ordained as a minister of the Christian Church, the same year he cast his lot with the people of Henry County, Missouri. Since living here, he has taught school at Huntingdale, Freedom, Brownington and Glendale. He was fearless in denouncing evil; meek and humble in preaching Jesus. While he was conscientious and firm in his belief, he was not arrogant or selfish. He labored for the benefit of mankind and the salvation of souls. Two years ago, when the Brownington Building and Loan Association was organized, he was elected secretary. He assumed full control of the Brownington Argus about the last of October, 1887 and has been a courteous and able editor. His articles were forceful and pungent. He wrote fearlessly. His physicians forbade his preaching several months before his death and he went to California, but finding the climate could not benefit him, returned home. He married Miss Mattie Taylor, daughter of our respected citizen, Dr. M. B. Taylor. They had been married two years, nine months and nine days. He leaves one child, a bright little girl. While Drs. Taylor and Hardeman knew his disease, consumption, was fatal, they did not grow impatient or weary trying to ease him in every possible way. About a month before he died, his kind mother and one brother arrived from Virginia. Everyone knows what a boon it is to have a kind mother to cool a fevered brow. Another brother arrived about a week before he died. His companions were always waiting to catch any word to assist him or wait upon him, so while he died far from his native land, he did not die among strangers. Funeral was at the Baptist Church, preached by Rev. Warren, a minister of the Christian Church from Osceola. Burial was in the Brownington cemetery. We can truly say a great and good man has gone.

HOBSON, John Charles
b: Sep 18 1895, Leeton, Johnson Co, MO
d: Nov 19 1986, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery HI-HY, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
John Hobson was born September 18, 1895, in Leeton, Missouri. His parents, Richard Nelson and Frances Grigsby Welch Hobson, and three brothers, Richard Elmer, Edward Walter, and Grigsby Nelson came to Leeton from Virginia before he was born. As a youth he was baptized in the Baptist Church of Leeton and more recently attended Drakes Chapel Church. He completed college at William Jewell in Liberty and joined the army December 8, 1917, and honorably discharged July 2, 1919. He was assigned to the 14th Co. 2 Regiment and stationed in Paris France as an airplane mechanic. He married Thelma F. Diehl on June 14, 1923, and they had three children, John Carroll Hobson, Prairie Village Kansas, Betty June Fey, Atlanta Georgia and Nancy Sue Dody (formerly Hite), Clinton; four grandchildren, Mana Hobson, San Francisco, California, Tana Hobson, Prairie Village, Kansas, Stacy (Hite) Wilson, Lee's Summit and Karen Hite, Warrensburg. John and Thelma Hobson operated a dry goods store on the north side of the Square in Clinton from 1927 through 1937, then they moved to their farm near Calhoun. In 1953, they started Hobson Furniture in Clinton. Mr. Hobson was a 65 year Mason and a Life Member of the Clinton Post of the V.F.W. He was preceded in death by his wife on January 15, 1982. Funeral services were held Saturday, November 22, at the Drake's Chapel Methodist Church. Burial was in Englewood.

HOBSON, Richard N.
b: 1851
d: 1930

Clinton MO - Richard N. Hobson passed away at his home in Leeton, Missouri on December 26, 1930. He was taken ill with pneumonia Thursday of the previous week, and not having the vim and vigor of other days, soon became helpless in the clutches of this dreaded disease. Mr. Hobson was born in Big Island Virginia December 8, 1851.  As a young boy he served as a spy for the Confederate Army, which his father Benjamin N. Hobson was an officer. At the age of 22 he married Francis Grigsby Welch.  They moved out to an old colonial tobacco plantation near town, where three of his four sons were born.  The fourth son, John C. Hobson of Clinton, Mo., was born at Leeton, Mo. In 1887 came to the state of Missouri farming what is known as the Millner farm, south of Leeton for two years.  He bought the Wood Hostains farm, built the house he lived in till he became too feeble longer to run the affairs of a modern farm.  He moved his family to Leeton twelve years ago.  Mr. Hobson loved people.  He was very simple in his faith and manner of living.  He was at his best if he could serve you.  He was a member of the Baptist Church and the Masonic Lodge. Mr. Hobson is survived by his wife, Mrs. Francis Grigsby Hobson of Leeton; Rev. G. N. Hobson, of Glendale, Calif.; Edward W. Hobson, of Houston, Texas; Elmer Hobson, Leeton, Mo.; John C. Hobson, of Clinton, Mo.  Rev. DeLozier, of the Kansas City Baptist Theological Seminary, conducted the funeral at the Baptist church of Leeton Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock.  Interment was made at Leeton Cemetery.

HOBSON, Thelma Francis DIEHL
b: Sep 4 1902, Lewis Station, Henry Co, MO
d: Jan 15 1982, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery HI-HY, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Thelma Francis Hobson was born September 4, 1902 to Frank and Lillie (Showalter) Diehl on the family farm at Lewis Station, Missouri. She attended grade school at Lewis School and as a young girl she worked on the farm and was considered very competent with a team of horses. The Kansas City Star wrote an article about Thelma and published a photo of her and her horse team, in the early 1900's.  She attended the Catholic Academy and graduated from Clinton High School, where she had to room and board in order to finish her education. Thelma then attended the State College at Warrensburg where she obtained at two-year teaching degree. She taught school for two years at East School, which was a mile east of Lewis Station. Thelma married John Charles Hobson June 4, 1923, and they resided for a time at Lewis Station. Thelma and John started a dry goods business called Hobson Drygoods and Shoes just before the stock market crash of 1929 and they operated the store throughout the depression. In 1937, they sold the drygoods business and bought the Charlie Newman farm east of Lewis Station, which remained her home until death. In 1952, Thelma and John began the Hobson and Son Trading Post, a business that dealt with fire-stock merchandise for re-sale. They also sold furniture and linoleum returns and close-outs from Sears and Roebuck. The Trading Post was initially housed in what is now the Unitog Building. The Hobson's changed their efforts to new furniture and carpeting in the mid-1950's and moved to the location at Main and Grandriver that is now Hobson Interiors. By the 1970's, Hobson and Son Furniture business reputation had spread to Kansas City, people came from all over the metropolitan area to purchase furniture at their store. In 1981, the store was purchased by Jim Martin and Richard Wirsig and they now operate the business from the same location. Outside of the business, Thelma was known for her cooking. She loved to garden and spent many summer days canning. She and John had four children, three of whom survive. Their first child, Charles Nelson, lived only a few months. She was preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Lily Diehl; a sister Hazel Newman; and a brother Virgil Diehl. Thelma is survived by her husband, John Hobson, who resides on the farm; a sister, Opal Betts of Stockton California; and children, Carroll Hobson of Prairie Village Kansas, Betty Fey of Atlanta, Georgia and Nancy Dody of Clinton. Four grandchildren also survive; Mana Hobson of Columbia, Tana Hobson of Prairie Village Kansas, and Stacy and Karen Hite of Clinton. Funeral services were held Tuesday, January 19 at Consalus Chapel.

HOCHSTEDLER, Lela M.
b: abt 1897
d: 1998
bur:
Pleasant Mound Cemetery, Osceola Twp, St. Clair Co, MO
arr: Sheldon-Goodrich Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Lela M. Hochstedler, 101, Osceola, died Thursday, September 17, 1998, at Truman Lake Manor, Lowry City. She was a homemaker. Funeral services will be Sunday, September 20, at Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel, Osceola. Burial will be in Pleasant Mound Cemetery, Osceola.

HOCHSTEDLER, Ramon Leroy
b: Oct 30 1920, St. Clair Co, MO
d: Nov 9 1991, St. Clair Co, MO
bur:
Pleasant Mound Cemetery, Osceola Twp, St. Clair Co, MO
arr: Sheldon-Goodrich Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Ramon Leroy Hochstedler was born October 30, 1920 to Roy L. and Lela Squire Hochstedler. He passed away at his home November 9, 1991 about 25 feet from the home in which he was born. Ramon was born near Osceola and was a lifelong area resident and farmer. Ramon served his country during World War II with the Army Air Corps, first as a Military Policeman and later as an aircraft mechanic. After returning form the war, he worked a year at the Ford plant in Kansas City then returned to Osceola where he engaged in farming. Ramon was especially fond of the Senior Center and its activities and had many good times and established many good friendships there. He was a quiet man who was a good friend, brother and neighbor. Ramon was preceded in death by his father and one sister Maxine Koger. He is survived by his mother Mrs. Lela Hochstedler of Osceola; 5 brothers, Lava of McAllen, Tx., Wilbur and Ansel, both of Independence, Dean of Osceola, and Wallace of El Dorado Springs; two sisters, Edith Watkins of Dawn, and Anna Mae Bonner of Chamois, other relatives and many friends. Funeral services were held Tuesday, November 12, at the First Christian Church in Osceola. Burial was held at Pleasant Mound Cemetery under direction of Sheldon-Goodrich Funeral Home of Osceola.

HOCKADAY, Vivian Pauline PEEK
b: 1914
d: 2003
bur: Peculiar Cemetery, Peculiar, Cass Co, MO
arr:
Atkinson Funeral Home
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Oct 27 2003 - Vivian Pauline Hockaday, 89, Harrisonville, died Wednesday, October 15, 2003, at Crown Care Center. She was born September 13, 1914, in Coal, near Clinton, the daughter of Harrison Archie and Carrie May (McAdams) Peek. In 1925, she moved to Peculiar with her parents. She attended Central Missouri State Teachers College in Warrensburg. She taught two years in Cass County rural schools. On March 2, 1935, she married Robert Henry Hockaday. Mrs. Hockaday moved to Harrisonville in 1972. She was a member of Alpha Phi Sigma sorority in Warrensburg, Harrisonville United Methodist Church, Harrisonville Business and Professional Women's Club and the Cass County Democratic Club. She, along with her husband and son Jim, established Westchester Bowling Lanes in Harrisonville in 1973. Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband on May 8, 1979, and a brother Irvin Peek. Surviving are her son and daughter-in-law Jim and Sherry Hockaday, and three grandchildren. Services were Saturday, October 18, at the Atkinson Chapel and burial was in the Peculiar Cemetery.

HODGE, Hayle Louise
b: Jan 6 2010, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
d: Mar 11 2010, El Dorado Springs, Cedar Co, MO
bur:
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Consalus Funeral Homes

Hayle Louise Hodge, two months old, of Clinton, Missouri, passed away Thursday, March 11, 2010, at her great grandmothers home in El Dorado Springs, Missouri. Hayle was born on January 6, 2010, in Clinton, Missouri, the daughter of Monty and Denise (Mattair) Hodge. She is survived by: her parents, Monte and Denise Hodge; two sisters, Kady and Kassie Hodge and two brothers, Frank and Jesse Hodge, of Clinton, Missouri; Her maternal grandmother, Mary Eslinger, Clinton, Missouri; maternal great-grandmother, Sylvia Parks, El Dorado Springs, Missouri; four aunts, Cynthia Casey and her husband, Shawn, Lowry City, Missouri, Tammy Mattair and her fianc, Traveler, Clinton, Missouri, Starla Coyne and her husband, Robert, Columbia, Missouri, and Teressa Gregory and her husband, Joe Branson, Missouri; two uncles, Larry Steward and his wife, Chasity, Harrisonville, Missouri, and Bill Preece and his wife, Liz, Clinton, Missouri. Her grandpa, Bob Mattair, preceded her in death. Hayle will be lovingly remembered and dearly missed by all of her family and all who knew her. Services will be Tuesday, March 16, 2010, at Consalus Funeral Home. Burial at Clinton Memory Gardens Cemetery.

HODGE, John William Sr.
b: Mar 5 1970, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
d: Apr 24 2006
bur:
Maplewood Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Consalus Funeral Homes

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 26 2006 - John William Hodge Sr., 36, Deepwater, died Monday, April 24, 2006. Graveside services will be Friday, April 28, at Brownington Cemetery. He was born March 5, 1970, at Clinton, son of John Clifton Hodge and Sandra Susan Criss Bradley. He attended Brownington Baptist Church. Preceding him in death were his father and grandparents. Survivors include his wife Melissa; mother and stepfather, Sue and Joe Bradley; two sons, Joshua Snyder and John William Hodge Jr.; three stepchildren, Megan McNeely, James McNeely, Dara McNeely; one stepbrother Jody Bradley; one stepsister Kimberly Hills.

HODGE, Mittie G. McCALE
b: Nov 9 1927, St. Joseph, Buchanan Co, MO
d: Apr 25 2005, Branson, Taney Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery HI-HY, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 26 2005 - Mittie G. Hodge, 78, Branson, died Monday morning, April 25, 2005, at Skaggs Community Health Center in Branson. Born November 9, 1927, at St. Joseph, she was the daughter of the late Lawrence and Estella (Austin) McCale. A homemaker, she was a member of the Eagles Lodge and the Order of the Eastern Star in Clinton. Surviving are two daughters, Teresa and husband Joey Gregory, branson, and Patricia and her husband Aurthor LaVern Hasty of West Virginia; a son James Dale Hodge, Lodi, California; two brothers Robert McCale of Salisbury and Jake McCale of Kansas City; also a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Raymond W. Hodge; a son John C. Hodge, and a sister Ethel Rodgers. Burial will be at a later date at Englewood Cemetery, Clinton. Cremation is under the direction of Greenlawn Funeral Home, Branson.

HODGES, Bobby L.
b: Jun 5 1938
d: Jun 2 2008, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
arr:
Consalus Funeral Homes
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jun 2 2008 - Robert (Bobby) Hodges, 69, Blairstown, died Monday, June 2, 2008, at Golden Valley Memorial Hospital, Clinton, Missouri. Arrangements are pending.

HODGES, Flemon
b: Jul 16 1894, Henry Co, MO
d: Feb 14 1919, Commercy, Meuse, France
bur:
Paul Cemetery, Shawnee Twp, Henry Co, MO
Flemon Hodges died at Base Hospital No. 91, Commercy, Muese, France at 5:20 a. m. Feb. 14 1919, of bronchial pneumonia, after an illness of about 8 days. He like many others was so anxious to get home again and his last letters were so hopeful and cheerful and it was a cruel shock to his loved ones to get the telegram telling of his death. All plans of a joyous welcome for his return home were so suddenly blasted. Flemon was born July 16,1894 and lived most of his life near Huntingdale. He made a bright profession of religion and joined the M.E. church in Feb. 1916. He was elected teacher for the boy's class at Sunday school and conscientiously did his duty until he was called to camp. He enlisted in Co. F and was called to service, Aug. 5 1917, and after training at Clinton and Nevada he was sent to Camp Doniphan Okla. He was later transferred to the 129th Machine Gun Battalion and sailed for France May 6, 1918, with the 35th division and fought bravely in some of the bloodiest battles of the war. Flemon was an obedient son of a bright and happy disposition that made him many friends. We wonder why one so young should be called away, but realize that life is not valued by its length, but the way it is lived. For God knows all about it, yet took him away from all the oncoming years; God knew all about it, how noble, how gentle he was, how brave. How brilliant his possible future, yet put him to sleep in the grave, God knew all about those who loved him, how bitter their trial must be, and right through it all He is loving and knows so much better than we. So in the darkness we're trusting, One day we shall say it well, God took from his young brow, earth's laurels, and crowned him with death's immortals. Besides his sorrowing mother, he leaves a sister, Mrs. Earl Ellington, of Kansas City and three brothers - Bryan of Iowa, and Audrey and Lee, of Huntingdale. His body was laid to rest Feb. 15th in grave no. 130, in Commercy, Meuse cemetery. His mother is waiting for the return of his body to have it placed in the Paul Cemetery near Huntingdale. He will rest here near the remains of two of his best boyhood friends, who also so early and so unselfishly gave their lives for their country; David Garrison, who died in Oct. 1917 at Camp Funston of spinal meningitis and John Norcross, who died in Oct 1918, at Camp Funston of pneumonia, after a short illness. Here he will be surrounded by his best friends, both living and dead. May God sustain us in our sorrow and make our lives more useful through our suffrage, that we may be ready to meet him and be reunited with our loved ones at last. - Written By Ida Jageman, June 1919 Henry County Missouri.

HODGES, Henry Maraton
b: abt 1830, New York
d: Jun 5 1894, Deepwater, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Brownington Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Jun 12 1894 - Henry Maraton Hodges died in Deepwater at his home June 5, aged 64. A native of New York, he came to the county a number of years ago, residing near Ladue. He moved to Deepwater when the place was still a small village. He was taken ill with lagrippe last January but a complication of diseases, with his advanced age, overcame his physical strength. He bore his suffering with meekness and humility. He joined the Dunkard church in his early years. When the Presbyterian church was built in Deepwater, he was chosen janitor and faithfully performed his duties. In respect to his memory, his chair and the bell were draped in mourning and the church beautifully decorated. He was consigned to his silent tomb at the Brownington cemetery. He leaves a wife, two sons, one daughter, the children all grown.

HODGES, Lois Nadine BELL
b: Oct 16 1923, Pleasant Hill, Cass Co, MO
d: Mar 16 2009, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery HI-HY, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
arr: Vansant-Mills Funeral Home

Lois N. Hodges, age 85 of Clinton, Missouri passed away Monday, March 16, 2009 at Golden Valley Memorial Hospital, Clinton. Funeral services will be Friday, March 20, 2009 at Vansant-Mills Chapel, Clinton, with burial in the Englewood Cemetery, Clinton. Lois was born October 16, 1923 in Pleasant Hill. She was the daughter of Lester and Georgia Bell. She had one brother James Howard Bell, and one sister Hazel Kessel. She is survived by her spouse Martin Alexander Hodges (Alex), and two sons, Mark Alexander Hodges and spouse Yvonne Hodges of Mesa, Arizona and Jefrey Lynn Hodges and spouse Jean Hodges of Clinton. She is also survived by six grandchildren; Tessa Nicole Hodges, Jason Michael Hodges, Summer Lee Hodges-Bridges and Kara Nadine Hodges, all of Los Angeles, California, and Lyndsey Anne Hodges and Kyle Martin Hodges of Columbia. She was preceded in death by her mother Georgia Bell, her father Lester Bell, her brother James Bell, her sister Hazel Kessel and her son Gary Hodges. Lois worked for civil service during World War II. She moved to Kansas City, Missouri and became a statistical typist for an accounting firm. She and her family then moved to Clinton. She was a member of Clinton United Methodist Church, where she became Church Secretary in 1959. In 1961, she was a caseworker for Henry County Division of Family Services. In 1963, she was appointed as Probate and Magistrate Clerk for Henry County and served in that capacity for 17 years. Lois was then elected Legislative Representative for the Clerks of the state of Missouri. With the sponsorship and guidance of Senator Bill Cason, they were able to get a bill passed for retirement and a yearly raise for the Clerks of Missouri. After retirement she became a salesperson for Steamatic of Mid-Missouri out of Columbia. She was then appointed City Assessor and worked in the Clinton Township tax office for a short period of time, and in 1980 she was appointed Clerk of Clinton Township. She was a past member of the Twilight Garden Club, Clinton Cosmos Study Club and Beta Sigma Phi-Epsilon NU Chapter, where she held the positions of Secretary and President. Lois loved to cook and wrote a cookbook full of family recipes, which she distributed to family and friends. Lois also loved to write about her childhood memories and days at the courthouse. She will be greatly missed by family and friends.

HODINA, Roy Edward
b: Mar 27 1920, Braidwood, IL
d: Apr 9 2003, Windsor, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery HI-HY, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
arr: Vansant-Mills Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 25 2003 - Roy Edward Hodina, son of Edward and Mary Sinkular Hodina, was born March 27, 1920 in Braidwood, Illinois, and died Wednesday, April 9, 2003, at his home in Windsor. He was a Navy veteran of World War II, serving in the South Pacific Theatre. He married Ruth Johnston March 2, 1941, and to this union two daughters, Phyllis and Nancy were born. He and Ruth owned and operated Hodina's Fashions and Roy's Shoes in Clinton for over 30 years. He also farmed and was still actively involved in the family farm. He was a member of the Clinton United Methodist Church and was a charter member of the Windsor Junior Chamber of Commerce. He was a past member of the Windsor Masonic Lodge. He is survived by his wife, Ruth, of the home; two daughters Phyllis Hunt and husband Charles, and Nancy Sherman and husband Don, all of Clinton; one sister, Marie Bannon of Plainsfield, Illinois; two sisters-in-law, Jenny Hodina, Willow Springs, Illinois, and Margaret Hodina Beisswenger, Sarasota, Florida; five grandchildren, Shelly Hunt and husband Robert, Omaha, Nebraska, Sarah Jane Hunt and Rebecca Ann Hunt, both of Kansas City, Laura Elizabeth Sherman, London, England, and Mary Katherine Sherman, Cincinnati, Ohio, and one great-granddaughter, Oliva Lucille Wright, Omaha, Nebraska. Funeral services were Monday, April 14, at the Clinton United Methodist Church. Burial was in the Englewood Cemetery.

HODINA, Ruth JOHNSTON
b: Feb 20 1920, Windsor, Henry Co, MO
d: Aug 18 2003, Windsor, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery HI-HY, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
arr: Vansant-Mills Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Aug 29 2003 - Ruth Johnston Hodina, daughter of Charles Erwin and Laura Elizabeth (Henry) Johnston, was born February 20, 1920, in Windsor, and died at Fern's Care Center, Windsor, on August 18, 2003, at the age of 83 years. Ruth married Roy Edward Hodina on March 2, 1941, in Davenport, Iowa. He preceded her in death on April 9, 2003. To this union two daughters, Phyllis and Nancy, were born. She and Roy managed the Vincent's Shoe Store and later purchased the Jack and Jill Shop and they owned Roy's Shoes and Hodina's Fashions, all in Clinton. She was a member of the Clinton United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and two sisters, Gladys Carter and Francis Cole. She is survived by her two daughters, Phyllis Hunt and husband Charles, and Nancy Sherman and husband Don, all of Clinton, and five granddaughters, Shelley Hunt Wright and husband Robert, Omaha, Nebraska, Sarah Hunt and Becky Hunt of Kansas City, Elizabeth Sherman of London, England, and Katie Sherman of Cincinnati, Ohio, and one great-granddaughter, Olivia Wright, Omaha, Nebraska. Funeral services were held at the Clinton United Methodist Church Thursday, August 21. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

HOEFER, Peter Clement
b: Mar 2 1934, Cold Spring, MN
d: Sep 12 1999, Columbia, Boone Co, MO
bur:
Deepwater Cemetery, Fairview Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Vansant-Mills Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Sep 14 1999 - Peter C. Hoefer, 65, Deepwater, died Sunday, September 12, 1999, at University Hospital in Columbia. - Clinton Daily Democrat, Sep 24 1999 - Peter C. Hoefer was born March 2, 1934, in Cold Spring, Minnesota. He grew up in Seattle, Washington, graduating from Highline High School there. After his graduation, he served two years in the Untied States Army, then returned to Seattle, where he served an apprenticeship with a yacht builder. Pete's principle vocation was as a pattern or model maker with the Tompkins Tooling Company of Norwalk, California. When he retired from Tompkins in 1984, after 20 years of service with them, he was their shop superintendent, bidding and overseeing many major projects. Our lives have been influenced by Pete's work more than we might know. If, for example, you have seen a Mattel Hot Wheels or Barbie Doll, you have seen examples of Pete's work, as Mattel was one of their major clients. Pete also was instrumental in creating several large sculptures from ideas that artists or other clients brought to the company. One of those projects resulted in a long friendship with well-known author Michael Creighton. Pete was a lover of wood, the feel and smell of it, and he found great satisfaction in carving and other woodworking. He also enjoyed exhibiting his creativity in stained glass and in cooking. He was an artist and a craftsman - and a perfectionist. Couple that with a strong will, and you had a person who would not give up on a project until he had it right, who would stand firm for what he believed, who would not give in if he was convinced he was right, and who could give up smoking and sugar, almost overnight, when he saw that health required those changes. Pete loved travel (including Sunday drives), classical music, old movies, good books and watching sports (especially baseball). His children have fond memories of watching the L. A. Dodgers from box seats just behind third base, and their dad's firm rules about behavior at a baseball game. But clearly the real love of his life was his family. In many ways, his life revolved around his wife, Carole, with whom he shared 38 years of marriage. The mutual trust and confidence that characterized their relationship set a high standard for their children's expectations of marriage. The love that Pete and Carole shared quite naturally flowed out to their children and their grandchildren. Their memories are of a man who was not only strong-willed, but also deeply sensitive - not afraid to cry and loving to hug. Pete was a member of the Deepwater Christian Church and the Disabled American Veterans. He also was a member of the golden Trowel Masonic Lodge in Norwalk, California, where he was a Past Master, the White Shrine of Long Beach, California, where he was a Past Watchman of Shepherds, and the Order of Eastern Star in Clinton, where he was a Past Worthy Patron. Pete is survived by his wife, Carole, of the home; one son, Bradley Hoefer of La Mirada, California; three daughters, Krisma Juarez of La Mirada, California, Heidi Smith of Deepwater and Amie Tavares of Hayward, California; 14 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Funeral services were held at the First Christian Church in Deepwater on Wednesday, September 15. Burial was in the Deepwater Cemetery.

HOEPPNER, Lillie Louise
b: Sep 8 1917, near Windsor, Henry Co, MO
d: Apr 14 2000, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
bur:
Laurel Oak Cemetery HO-JU, Windsor, Windsor Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Hadley Funeral Home

Clinton Daily Democrat, Apr 17 2000 - Lillie Louise Hoeppner, 82, Raytown, died Friday morning, April 14, 2000, at Baptist Medical Center, Kansas City. She was born near Windsor September 8, 1917, the daughter of Carl F. Hoeppner and Lena (Beasley) Hoeppner. She spent her childhood in Windsor and later was employed at the International Shoe Factory for 11 1/2 years. She moved to Kansas City in 1954 and worked for Nelly Don Garment Manufacturing for a number of years. She was a member of the Raytown Christian Church where she did volunteer work for several years. Survivors include a nephew, Douglas Hoeppner, Baton Rouge, Louisiana; two nieces, Sharon Cannady, Seymour, Indiana, and Karhla Baker, Nevada. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Harry and Raymond Hoeppner, and one sister, Frances Robinson. Funeral services were Sunday, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial was in the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

HOFFMAN, Shirley Mae SMITH
b: May 5 1939, Boise, Ada Co, ID
d: Feb 11 2010, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
arr:
Consalus Funeral Homes
Shirley Mae Hoffman, age 70, passed away Thursday, February 11, 2010, at Golden Valley Memorial Hospital in Clinton, MO. Shirley was born on May 5, 1939, in Boise, Idaho, the daughter of Thomas and Faye (Harder) Smith. She was married in Boise, ID, on February 17, 1961, to David Hoffman who preceded her in death. Shirley graduated from Graceland College in Centerville, Iowa, with a degree in music. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ in Clinton, MO, where she sang and played the piano for many years. She also played the clarinet. Shirley was a member of TOPS, Chapter 0911. She enjoyed making music boxes, candles and doing flower arrangements. Shirley is survived by: her daughter Darlene Hoffman, Clinton, MO and her "other daughter," Juanita Crews and her husband, Ray, Tightwad, MO, five grandchildren, twenty-three great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Her parents & her husband, David preceded her in death. Memorial Services will be Monday, February 15, 2010, at the Old K-BLE Building, Clinton, MO.

HOFSETZ, Helen Marie WARD ANDERSEN
b: Jun 30 1905, Exira, IA
d: Oct 13 1997, Greeley, CO

Helen Marie Andersen Hofsetz, 92, of Greeley, formerly of Padroni and Sterling, died Monday, Oct. 13, 1997, in Greeley. Memorial services to be Monday, Oct 27, 1997 at Chancy-Walters Funeral Home with services concluding at the funeral home. Internment to be at Riverside Cemetery. Mrs. Hofsetz was born June 30, 1905 in Exira, Iowa, to Oscar "Bud Ward and Tena Lile Ward. In 1910 she moved with her family to a homestead west of Peetz. She attended Stoney Buttes grade school and worked for neighbors. She married Edward "Ted" Andersen, July 30, 1925 in Greeley. They farmed in Proctor and Sterling areas. In 1935 they moved to Kimberly, Idaho where they farmed until his death in Sept. 1942. She moved the family to Padroni. For many years she cooked for the Padroni school lunch program. For several years she worked in Sterling as a care giver for several families and as a housekeeper at St. Anthony's Catholic Parish. In 1976, she married John Hofsetz of Sterling. Mr. Hofsetz died of cancer in July 1982. In 1986 Helen moved to Flagler, Col, where she resided until 1993 when she moved to Greeley, where she lived until her death. Mrs. Hofsetz is survived by her seven sons, Homer and wife Shirley Andersen of Brush; Howard and wife Betty Andersen of Greeley; Edward and wife Jo Andersen of Greeley; Bob and wife Judy Andersen of Ft. Collins; Leonard and wife Jan Andersen of Mesa, Ariz.; Dick and wife Betty Andersen of Fresno, Calif.; Bill and wife Linda Andersen of Boulder; two daughters, Mrs. Jim (Phyllis) McNear of Sterling; Betty and husband Ralph Bredehoft of Flagler; nieces and nephew; 30 grand children; 36 great-grandchildren; and one great great-granddaughter. She was preceded in death by an infant daughter Mary Tena; brothers Harve, Clyde, Chancy and Woodrow Ward; sister Rose Ward; son-in law James McNear of Sterling; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

HOGG, Robert Mound
b: Jul 27 1844, Kentucky
d: Dec 7 1902, near Urich, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Urich Cemetery, Bogard Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Missouri, Dec 20 1902 - The death angel has been knocking at the door again, causing much sorrow and sadness in another home. Friday noon, Dec. 5, R. M. Hogg was taken quite sick and suffered much pain until about 1 a.m. Sunday. Altho he had been in failing health for sometime, this sad news was both sudden and shocking to his many friends were are trying to comfort his bereaved family. As he lived, so he passed away, calmly and peacefully. He leaves a wife and seven children. Robert Mound Hogg was born in Kentucky July 27, 1844 and died at his home near Urich December 7, 1902. Married to Miss Sarah Shaw of Bolivar Oct. 10, 1867. They had five sons and four daughters - four sons and three daughters and the wife and mother surviving. The children are Wm. T. and James B. Hogg of Anaconda, Montana; Mrs. Mary L. Cobb of Bentonville; Mrs. Cora E. Sexton of Old Urich; Joseph W., Birdie E. and Katie, who are yet at home. He moved to Missouri with his parents when a mere lad and has since resided in the state. He served four years and eight months in the federal army, a member of Co. A. of the 8th Missouri Cavalry. He had been a resident of Henry county 25 years and lived 3 years near Urich. A member of the Agricola Masonic lodge and the Carrsville Lodge IOOF. Remains interred at the Urich cemetery Thursday, burial delayed on account of waiting for the two sons to come from Montana.

HOGUE, Alfred Leroy
b: Oct 24 1924
d: Feb 8 2002, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Parks Chapel Cemetery, Leesville Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Sickman & Dunning Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Feb 11 2002 - Alfred Leroy Hogue, 76, Clinton, died at his home Friday, February 8, 2002. He is survived by a cousin, Frank Albin, Clinton. He worked for the K&M Railroad. He was the son of Manuel Leroy Hogue and Agnes C. Albin Hogue. Graveside services will be Wednesday, February 13, at Parks Chapel Cemetery at Tightwad. Burial will be in Parks Chapel Cemetery.

HOGUE, Elsie Virginia ROWLETTE
b: Sep 9 1915
d: Jan 6 1999, Appleton City, St. Clair Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery HI-HY, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
arr: Sickman & Dunning Funeral Home

Clinton Daily Democrat, Jan 13 1999 - Elsie Hogue, 83, Clinton, died Wednesday, January 6, 1999, at the Appleton City Manor. She is survived by two brothers, Horace Silvers of Burnsville, North Carolina, and Charles Phillips of Homestead, Florida; two sisters, Kittie Bradford of Jonesboro, Tennessee, and Mabel Heisman of Clinton. Graveside service will be at the Englewood Cemetery on Saturday, January 16.

HOLCOMB, Grace W. IRELAND GOODWIN
b: abt 1917
d: Nov 24 1996, Osceola, St. Clair Co, MO
bur:
Osceola Cemetery, Osceola, St. Clair Co, MO
arr: Sheldon-Goodrich Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Mrs. Grace W. Holcomb, 79, Osceola, died Sunday, November 24, 1996, at her home. She was born in Osceola, and was a lifelong area resident. She was a licensed practical nurse. She is survived by her husband, William, of the home; two sons, John C. Goodwin of Collins and James Lee Goodwin of Grain Valley; two brothers, Kenneth Ireland of Humansville and Victor Ireland of Kansas City; one sister, Mary Buford of Collins; two half-sisters, Frances Thompson of Independence and Dora Lee Haltom of Harrisonville; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be Wednesday, November 27, at the Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel in Osceola. Burial will be in the Osceola Cemetery.

HOLDEN, Virgil Allen Rev.
b: Aug 15 1935, Mountain View, Howell Co, MO
d: May 10 2005, Springfield, Greene Co, MO

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jun 17 2005 - Rev. Virgil Allen Holden, 69, died May 10, 2005, in Springfield. He was born August 15, 1935 in Mountain View, to Lenn Evert Holden and Mary Virginia Goodrick. He attended Mountain View schools and graduated in 1953 from high school. He earned a B.M.E. from Oklahoma Baptist University, Shawnee, Oklahoma, in 1958 and a M.C.M. from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth Texas, in 1968. Virgil Allen married Carole Jean Hutson May 29, 1955. To this union three children were conceived, two daughters have preceded him in death; Teresa Dian Holden in December 31, 1979, and another child who was stillborn in 1957. Survivors include Carole Holden, wife, Springfield; Mark Preston, son, and his wife Jill Lynn, Littleton, Colorado, Marilyn Sharp, Mountain View; sister Anise Butler, Springfield, sister, and Lenn Evert Holden Jr. serving in Afghanistan. Virgil Allen served as minister and ministry of music and youth in churches in Missouri, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia. He was licensed and ordained as a minister of music and youth in Willow Springs First Baptist Church in 1958. He was also ordained as a minister of gospel at Finey Baptist Church, Warsaw, in 19811. He appeared five times on "Ted Mack Original Amateur Hour" in New York City, CBS in 1962, and was the runner-up, much like Clay Aikeen is now. Virgil Allen worked as a radio announcer of a radio station during Oklahoma Baptist University days, as a caseworker of Family Services in Clinton and as a security guard for burgess in Springfield. He taught several years in the public school system in Memphis, Tennessee, and in Windsor. Virgil Allen was a member of the Second Baptist Church in Springfield and served in the Second Notes Senior Choir, in the Brady Bunch Senior Choir and in Seniors As Stars Drama Troupe at the Southside Senior Center in Springfield. Virgil Allen was always willing to share his beloved Savior's message with his God-given vocal ability. He has joined the Heavenly Chorus. Graveside services in Clinton are pending.

HOLL, Catherine Margaret AUER
b: Aug 19 1878, Henry Co, MO
d: Nov 2 1974, Sedalia, Pettis Co, MO
bur:
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Catherine M. Holl, 96, 1609 S. Carr, Sedalia, died Nov 2, 1974 at Bothwell Hospital. She had been a patient there since Monday. She was born Aug 19, 1878, in Henry County, daughter of the late Henry Edward and Elizabeth Sauerwein Auer. She was married Jan 25, 1905, at Clinton, to John Holl. He died in 1934. Mrs. Holl is survived by a son, Earl Holl, 1609 S. Carr, Sedalia. Burial was in Calhoun Cemetery.

HOLLAND, Bonnie Marie
b: abt 1930
d: Dec 10 2002, Independence, Jackson Co, MO
bur:
Iconium Cemetery, Iconium, St. Clair Co, MO
arr: Sheldon-Goodrich Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Dec 11 2002 - Bonnie Marie Holland, 72, Independence, a retired banking bookkeeper, died Tuesday, December 10, 2002, at the Independence Regional Hospital. Funeral services will be Friday, December 13, at the Parklawn Chapel, Kansas City. Graveside services will be Saturday, December 14, at the Iconium Cemetery.

HOLLAND, George W.
b: Mar 3 1840, Logansport, KY
d: Jul 31 1914, Appleton City, St. Clair Co, MO

Montrose Recorder, Aug 7 1914 - Geo. Holland, who was injured in a run away at his place last Monday morning died from his injuries at his home in Appleton City Saturday morning. Burial was made at Appleton City, Monday of this week. - Montrose Recorder, Aug 14 1914 - George W. Holland was born at Logansport, Ky., March 3, 1840; died at his home in Appleton City July 31, 1914. Married to Manna Johnson of Bloomington, Ill. To this union were born three children, Frank of Butler, Mrs. Gertie Williams and Miles of Appleton City, all of whom survive him. Deceased came to this section of Missouri in 1870 when the country was yet in its virgin state, there being no railroad, no laid out wagon roads. He was ever a factor in the upbuilding of the country and of everything that would be of benefit to his fellowmen. For 44 years he was a resident of henry county and was at all times prominent in the religious, political and educational affairs of the community. He was one of the builders of the Mt. Hope church, joining the Cumberland Church in his boyhood days and served the church in many ways, always giving generously of his means and lending aid to his weaker brothers. He was a good citizen, a kind neighbor and a faithful friend. A strong personality has passed, a Christian soul has entered into a rest.

HOLLAND, Georgiana RENFRO
b: Dec 7 1837, Barren Co, KY
d: May 12 1927, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Finey Church Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Georgia Ann Holland (nee Renfro) was born December 7th, 1837 near Bowling Green, Ky. Early in life her parents came to Henry county, where she grew up to womanhood. In the year 1868 on December 24th, she was married to Wesley Holland. to this union six children were born - three boys and three girls; Mrs. W. B. Moree, on the home place; Ritta Holland, San Francisco, Cal.; Matilda Schmidli near by; John of Clinton; Bird near the home; Thomas of Duluth, Minn. There are also 22 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren. She was one of a family of 11 children. All have died except Robert of Clinton. Early in life she was converted and united with the Baptist church at Tebo, which relation she held sacred, remaining faithful. She took a letter and went into the organization of the Baptist church at Finey, where her membership was at the time of her death. She was a devoted wife, true to her marriage vows; a tender hearted mother with love for her children, and ever ready to serve and care for them. Sister Holland was loved by all who knew her, always ready to serve and care for them. Sister Holland was loved by all who knew her, always ready to do what she could to aid in sickness, trouble or poverty. She was much afflicted with asthma and the last few years she was weak, both in body and mind, but tenderly cared for by her children, who did all they could to make life as pleasant as possible. After the death of her husband, life had lost its charms to her, but now it's all over and she has joined the ranks of the loved ones gone before. She was at the time of her death at the ripe age of 89 years, 5 months and 6 days - gone but not forgotten. Dear mother and grandmother, we hope to meet you in the sweet by and by. She died in the home of her son, W. Y. Holland, cared for by sons, sons-in-law, daughters and daughters-in-law. Funeral services were held at the Finey Baptist church, led by Rev. Wm. Briggs and others, after which her body was laid in the cemetery near by, beside her husband.

HOLLAND, Samuel
b: Aug 17 1839, Decatur Co, IL
d: Oct 30 1919, Windsor, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Laurel Oak Cemetery HO-JU, Windsor, Windsor Twp, Henry Co, MO
Windsor Review, Windsor, Henry Co, MO, Nov 13 1919 - Samuel Holland was born in Decatur county, ILL.[IN], August 17, 1839, died in Windsor October 30, 1919, age 80 years, 2 months and 14 days. In his early childhood he came with his parents to Harrison county, Mo., where he grew to manhood. During the Civil War he served in the Union Army four years. He was thrice married his first wife died without issue. To the second marriage there was born one daughter, Mrs. Victoria Millbourn of Kansas City, whose mother also died. To his third marriage there was born seven children, viz: Mrs. Malissa J. Logan of Warsaw, Mrs. C. J. Miller of Windsor, Mrs. E. E. Duncan of Kansas City, Mrs. Nora Salyers of Liberty, Alzono Holland of Warsaw, Edward Holland of Sedalia, and George J. Holland of West Plains. Early in life Mr. Holland made a profession of faith in Christ and united with the Baptist church, later on moving to Lincoln, Mo., where there was no Baptist church, he became a member of the Christian church of that place. Four years ago he transferred his membership to the Christian church of Windsor. His last wife died Nov. 23, 1899. Funeral services were conducted Friday afternoon and interment was made in Laurel Oak cemetery.

HOLLANDS, Eleanor M.
b: abt 1911
d: 2003
bur: Oak Hill Cemetery, Lawrence, KS

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jun 9 2003 - Mrs. Eleanor M. Hollands, 92, Nevada, a homemaker, died Saturday, June 7, 2003, at Christian Healthcare, Nevada. Graveside services will be Tuesday, June 10, at Oak Hill Cemetery, Lawrence, Kansas.

HOLLIDAY, Georgia Ione HANRAHAN
b: Jun 15 1917, Lowry City, St. Clair Co, MO
d: Aug 7 1996, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery HI-HY, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
arr: Vansant-Mills Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Georgia Ione Holliday, daughter of John Willis and Emma Ione (Merriman) Hanrahan, was born June 15, 1917, in Lowry City and died August 7, 1996, at the Vencor Hospital in Kansas City at the age of 79 years. Ione had lived in Lowry City and Deepwater before moving to Clinton about 21 years ago. She was a member of the Deepwater Baptist Church. She is survived by her husband, James Henry Holliday of the home, and one sister, Doris Rose Edwards, Smithville. Funeral services were held at the Vansant-Mills Chapel, Saturday, August 10. Burial was in the Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

HOLLIDAY, James Henry
b: Dec 25 1914, Deepwater, Henry Co, MO
d: Oct 30 1996, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery HI-HY, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
arr: Vansant-Mills Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - James Henry Holliday, son of John Henry and Clara Wolfe Holliday, was born December 25, 1914, in Deepwater, and died Wednesday, October 30, 1996, at Westwood Home, Clinton. Jim lived near Deepwater all of his life until he moved to Clinton 21 years ago. He was a millwright for the Bendix Corporation in Kansas City before he retired in 1977. He was a member of the Deepwater Baptist Church and the Clinton Masonic Lodge No. 548. Jim was preceded in death by his wife, Ione, on August 7, 1996. He is survived by two sisters, Nora Gress, Tonganoxie, Kansas, and Dorothy Schmidt, Aumsville, Oregon, as well as a number of nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held at the Vansant-Mills Chapel. Burial was in the Englewood Cemetery.

HOLLIDAY, Verna Gertrude SELLS
b: Jan 1 1909, Springfield, Greene Co, MO
d: Nov 28 1991, Iola, Allen Co, KS
bur:
Englewood Cemetery HI-HY, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
arr: Consalus Funeral Homes

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Verna Gertrude Holliday passed away at the Countryside Estates Nursing Home in Iola, Kansas, November 28, 1991, at the age of 82 years, 10 months and 27 days. She was born in Springfield January 1, 1909, the daughter of William E. Sells and Viola Martin Sells. She was married to John N. Holliday and the couple lived in Calhoun. She was employed as a waitress and a cook at the Gerald's Restaurant for a number of years. Mr. Holliday passed away in 1962. She then moved to Kansas City where she lived until 1989 when she moved to Kincaid, Kansas. She lived in Kincaid until entering the nursing home in Iola. She is survived by two sons, Howard W. Tate, St. Louis, and John E. Holliday of Shawnee, Kansas; a daughter Verna Delores Corum, Kansas City, Kansas; one brother Paul Sells of Phoenix, Arizona; 17 grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren. She was a member of the Edwardsville Assembly Church in Edwardsville, Kansas. Funeral services were Monday, December 2, at the Consalus Chapel, Clinton. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery.

HOLLINGER, Larry Wayne
b: 1940
d: 2004
bur: Ionia Christian Cemetery, Ionia, Benton Co, MO

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, May 10 2004 - Larry Wayne Hollinger, 64, Ionia, died Wednesday, May 5, 2004, at Clinton Healthcare and Rehabilitation, Clinton. He was born April 12, 1940, at Stanton, Minnesota, a son of John Oswald and Dorothy Marie (Berens) Hollinger. On February 10, 1962, he was married to Joan Cecelia Elwood, who died July 12, 1982. He worked on the farm for Richard L. Balke in the Cole Camp area. He is survived by two daughters, Shawn Knight and her husband, Doug, Sedalia, and Tammy Hollinger, Ionia; one son, Jeffrey Hollinger and his wife, Heather, Calhoun; two sisters, Lanee Rowell, Menomonie, Wisconsin, and donna Hollinger, Northfield, Minnesota; one brother, David Hollinger of Northfield, Minnesota; five grandchildren and one great-granddaughter. Besides his wife, he was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Vionnette Hollinger Fredrickson and a granddaughter, Jonee Lyna Evans. Graveside services and burial were held Saturday, May 8, at the Christian Cemetery, Ionia.

HOLLIS, William I.
b: Nov 4 1853, St. Clair Co, MO
d: Jul 11 1920, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Springfield Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - W. I. Hollis died at the County Home Sunday with paralysis and complications. More than a year ago he suffered a severe stroke and it was thought for some time that he would not recover, but he got better, but his mind became weakened, so he was taken to the County Farm. He was 66 years old last November and had lived in Clinton for many years. His wife died 7 years ago on the anniversary of his death, at the same hour of the day and of the same disease. Both were also buried at the same hour. He is survived by a son, Will Hollis; and 4 daughters, Mesdames Geo. and Jim Julian of Clinton, Mrs. Ed Barnes and Mrs. Bessie Kepler, Jordon Mont. He also leaves ten grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Deceased was a good honest man and a member of the Clinton Baptist church. His body was taken to Mt. Olivet Monday afternoon where the funeral services were conducted, after which the body was laid nearby.

HOLLOWAY, Anna Louise KIDD
b: Dec 3 1919, Marshall, Saline Co, MO
d: Feb 14 2005, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Laurel Oak Cemetery HO-JU, Windsor, Windsor Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Hadley Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Feb 16 2005 - Louise Holloway, 85, Windsor, died Monday, February 14, 2005, at Golden Valley Hospital in Clinton. She was born December 3, 1919, in Marshall, the daughter of Francis Markee Kidd and Atha Lousetta (Powers) Kidd. On July 8, 1951, in Kansas City, she married Stephen David Holloway, who died April 19, 1997. Mrs. Holloway worked as a certified nurse's aid at Westwood Nursing Home in Clinton for many years before her retirement. She was a member and former president of the Windsor VFW, Post 2610, Ladies Auxiliary and a volunteer at the Windsor Senior Center. She was a member of Mt. Olivet Baptist Church, Roseland. Survivors include a son, James J. "Jim" Holloway, Windsor; a grandson, Steven L. Holloway; a sister, Atha McCord, Clinton, and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a brother, Alfred Kidd, and a sister, Frances Woodbury. Funeral services will be Friday, February 18, at Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial will be in Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

HOLLOWAY, James Joseph
b: Apr 23 1951, Omaha, NE
d: Jul 19 2007, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Laurel Oak Cemetery HO-JU, Windsor, Windsor Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Hadley Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Aug 1 2007 - James "Jim" Holloway, 56, rural Windsor and formerly of Chicago, Illinois, died Thursday, July 19, 2007, at Golden Valley Hospital, Clinton. He was born on April 23, 1951, in Omaha, Nebraska, the son of Stephen David Holloway and Anna Louise (Kidd) Holloway. He was a self-employed carpenter in the Windsor area for several years and also had worked at Chicago Motor Coach in Chicago, Illinois, for 12 years. He was a member of the Community of Christ Church. Survivors include a son, Stephen Holloway; an aunt, Atha McCord, Clinton; several cousins and many friends. He was preceded in death by his parents. Graveside services will be Tuesday, August 7, at Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

HOLLOWAY, Jerry Dale
b: Oct 14 1939, Warrensburg, Johnson Co, MO
d: May 30 2005, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Vansant-Mills Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jun 15 2005 - Jerry Dale Holloway, 65, son of Howard and Eleanor Hensley Holloway, was born October 14, 1939 in Warrensburg. He died May 30, 2005, at Golden Valley Hospital after battling cancer for the past 16 months. He graduated Chilhowee High School in 1957 and immediately left for basic training with the United States Navy where he served on the USS Marshall. On September 16, 1962, Jerry married Deanna Ward, daughter of Harold and Maxine Ward of Blairstown at the Norris United Methodist Church. They spent most of their married life in the Clinton community. They were blessed with a son Tim, and later a daughter Lori came into their lives. Jerry always put his family first and did whatever he could to give them comfort, security and lots of love. He was a devoted employee of Goslin GMC of Clinton for 25 years and later owned and operated the business for another 11 years. His many customers will always remember his helpfulness and that caring personality which was Jerry. Jerry was a devoted loving husband, father and grandfather. His children and grandchildren were the light of his life. He enjoyed the outdoors and enjoyed hunting, fishing, mushroom hunting, old cars, going to auctions and most important, he loved being with family and friends. He was a longtime member of the Clinton Christian Church and the NRA. Jerry never knew a stranger and was well known in the Clinton community. If you ever rode with him in his old truck especially, he would wave and greet everyone he could. If you ever heard him laugh, you'd never forget it. You could pick him out of any crowd, just by that infectious laugh. Surviving him is his wife of 42 years, Deanna, of the home; his son Tim Holloway and wife Anjie, Clinton; his daughter Lori Abiecunas and husband Jason, Kansas City; two granddaughters, whom he adored, Heather Holloway and Ella Abiecunas; his sister Donna Miers and husband Chuck, Blairstown; his brother Dean Holloway and wife Lynda, LaGrande, Oregon; his mother-in-law Maxine Ward of Clinton; his sister-in-law Dr. Chris Ward of Corvallis, Oregon; four nephews, a niece, cousins and other relatives and many friends who knew and loved him. Jerry was preceded in death by his parents, Howard and Eleanor Holloway, Chilhowee, and a nephew Warren Whitaker. Funeral services were held at Vansant-Mills Chapel Thursday, June 2. Jerry was lovingly laid to rest in Clinton Memory Gardens Cemetery.

HOLLOWELL, Sarah
b: Oct 11 1922, California, Moniteau Co, MO
d: May 31 2006, Santa Barbara, CA

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, May 31 2006 - Mrs. Sarah Hollowell, the sister of Martha Friedmeyer of Clinton, died in Santa Barbara, California, on Wednesday, May 31, 2006. She was born October 11, 1922, in California, Missouri, the daughter of Harold and Blanche Friedmeyer. She was married to the late M/Sgt. Morris Hollowell in June 1942 and was an Air Force service wife for 23 years. Mrs. Hollowell was a career woman as well as wife and mother, spending many years working in private industry and Federal Civil Service from which she retired. She was a graduate of Central Missouri State University with degrees in business and graphic arts. She is survived by her son William Hollowell, and his wife Norma, Solvang, California; her sister Martha Friedmeyer; a nephew Michael Friedmeyer, New York City; an aunt, Mrs. Lillian Williams of California, Missouri, and Friedmeyer and Houser cousins from around the country. The graveside will be held in California, Missouri, with the arrangements still pending.

HOLMES, Annie L.
b: abt 1925
d: 2003
bur:
Lowry City Cemetery, Lowry City, St. Clair Co, MO
arr: Sheldon-Goodrich Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 17 2003 - Annie L. Holmes, 78, Osceola, a homemaker, died Tuesday, April 15, 2003, at Golden Valley Hospital, Clinton. Funeral services will be Friday, April 18, at Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel, Osceola. Burial will be in Lowry City Cemetery.

HOLMES, Billy Alton Sr.
b: Nov 18 1937
d: Jun 18 2003, Osceola, St. Clair Co, MO
bur:
Missouri Veterans Cemetery at Springfield, Greene Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jun 19 2003 - Billy A. Holmes, 65, Osceola, a truck driver, died Wednesday, June 18, 2003, at his home. Graveside services will be Friday, June 20 at Missouri Veterans Cemetery, Springfield.

HOLOBAUGH, Willie Ralph
b: Apr 6 1923
d: Jun 26 2006, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Bethlehem Cemetery, Bethlehem Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Sickman & Dunning Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jun 30 2006 - Ralph Holobaugh, 83, Clinton, died Monday, June 26, 2006 at Golden Valley Memorial Hospital. Graveside memorial services will be held Monday, July 3, at Bethlehem Cemetery. He was born April 6, 1923. He was married to the former Elsie Bledsoe and she preceded him in death. He is survived by a stepdaughter, Elsie Ehrhardt.

HOLT, Barbara J. VOGEL
b: Dec 7 1934, Lincoln, NE
d: Apr 27 2007, Independence, Jackson Co, MO
bur:
Maplewood Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Consalus Funeral Homes

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 30 2007 - Barbara J. Holt, 72, died Friday, April 27, 2007, at Golden Living Center in Independence. Funeral services were held Monday, April 30, at Consalus Funeral Home with burial in Maplewood Cemetery. She was born December 7, 1934, in Lincoln, Nebraska, daughter of Alexander and Molly Kraus Vogel. She was so giving that she worked for 18 years taking care of people with special needs who wanted no one else but her looking after them. To them she will be remembered as the greatest person they knew at West Central Community Action Agency. She is survived by her husband Edmond; three children, Cheryl Johnson, Mike and Mark Middleton; five grandchildren, Michael, Douglas, Daniel, Nicole and Casey; one great-grandchild, Makayla; one sister Beverly Pappas, and one brother, Daryl Vogel.

HOLT, Diane Marie
b: Feb 20 1954
d: Sep 19 2008, Deepwater, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Deepwater Cemetery, Fairview Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Vansant-Mills Funeral Home

Diane M. Holt, age 54 of Deepwater, Missouri passed away Friday, September 19, 2008 at her home. Funeral services will be Monday September 22, 2008 at Vansant-Mills Chapel, Clinton with burial in Deepwater Cemetery, Deepwater, Missouri. She is survived by two daughters, Jennifer Strong and husband, Stephen of Harrisonville, Missouri and Sarah Hudson of Deepwater, Missouri; one son, Eric Fisher of Coquille, Oregon; two sisters, Roxanne Holt and Suzanne Scott; one brother, Wayne Claypool, all of Deepwater, Missouri and seven grandchildren.

HOLT, Kenneth Leroy
b: abt 1924
d: Jan 21 1999, Appleton City, St. Clair Co, MO
bur:
Appleton City Cemetery, Appleton City, St. Clair Co, MO
arr: Hill & Son Funeral Home

Clinton Daily Democrat, Jan 25 1999 - Kenneth Leroy Holt, 75, Appleton City, died Thursday, January 21, 1999, at Ellett Memorial Hospital in Appleton City. He is survived by three sons, Tom Holt, Appleton City, John Holt, Miami, Florida, and Dan Holt, Sedalia; two daughters, Beverly Gerke, Sedalia, and Holly Steverson, Oswego, Kansas; 13 grandchildren. Funeral services were Monday, January 25, at Hill & Son Funeral Home, Appleton City, with burial in Appleton City Cemetery.

HOLT, Nancy L.
b: Jan 6 1828, Galenton Co, IL
d: Sep 17 1903, near Lewis Station, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Missouri, Oct 10 1903 - Mrs. M. W. Holt was born Jan. 6, 1828 in Galeton county, Ill. died September 17, 1903 at her home near Lewis Station. When an infant, her parents took her to Kentucky; when three years old, came to Pope county, Ill., where she lived till she married M. W. Holt in 1854. In 1855 they moved to Henry county. thirteen children were born to this union, 8 girls and 5 boys. She leaves an aged husband to mourn her untimely loss, 8 children were present to follow her to her last resting place, William and Fannie not present. She united with the M.E. church in her girlhood. She was taken sick last April and through her many months of suffering, scarcely murmured, saying she was only waiting for the Master to call her home, that she had lived to see her youngest child to womanhood and was now ready to go. Laid to rest in the Calhoun cemetery.

HOLT, Neal Ray Jr.
b: abt 1956
d: 1985

Neal Ray Holt Jr., 29, Rosenberg, TX, was killed on August 21, 1985, when his car went out of control and overturned several times. He was born in Clinton, MO, and lived in California for several years before moving to the Houston, TX, area in 1977. He is survived by his wife, Jennie and his son, Justin, both of the home; his father, Neal Ray Holt Sr., Houston; his mother, Margaret Lackey, Kansas City; a sister, Debbie Bergevin, Sonora, CA; a brother, Shane Lackey, KC. Services were held August 24, 1985 with burial in Midland, TX. His grandparents, the late Ruth and Arthur Holt, were lifelong Henry County residents.

HOLT, Opal LEFTRIDGE
b: Jul 31 1923, Dover, Lafayette Co, MO
d: Jun 4 2001, Wichita, Sedgwick Co, KS
bur:
Laurel Oak Cemetery HO-JU, Windsor, Windsor Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Hadley Funeral Home

Clinton Daily Democrat, Jun 6 2001 - Opal Holt, 77, Wichita, Kansas, formerly of Windsor, died Monday, June 4, 2001, at her home in Wichita. She was born July 31, 1923, in Dover, the daughter of James Everett Leftridge and Katy Fern (Davis) Leftridge. On June 5, 1952, in Lexington, she married Claude William Holt, who died October 25, 1990. Mrs. Holt worked for the Bellas Hess Department Store in Sioux City, Iowa, for nine years and Armor & Company in Kansas City, Kansas, as a switchboard operator for 13 years. She was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church, Windsor. She is survived by two sisters, Maxine Martinek, Higginsville, and Mildred Richards, Wichita, Kansas; two brothers, James Leftridge and Raymond Leftridge, both of Kansas City; a cousin and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be Friday, June 8, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial will be in the Laurel Oak Cemetery.

HOLT, Ruby Mae WITTIG
b: Dec 21 1923, SW of Deepwater, Henry Co, MO
d: Oct 29 2008, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Deepwater Cemetery, Fairview Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Vansant-Mills Funeral Home

Ruby Mae Wittig Holt, 84, died Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2008, at Golden Valley Memorial Hospital, Clinton. She was born on Dec. 21, 1923, on a farm southwest of Deepwater in the Pleasant Valley community, where she lived with her parents, Robert and Ethel Thomas Wittig, and her brother, Carl. Ruby was a member of the Pleasant Valley Baptist Church. After graduating from Deepwater High School, Ruby attended business college in Springfield. Upon completion, she was employed by Pratt-Whitney company in Kansas City. In March of 1946, Ruby married James J. Holt of Sallisaw, Oklahoma. Ruby's greatest joy in life was her family. She raised four sons and a daughter in the Deepwater area and cherished her children and grandchildren. Ruby's household was always known for home cooking, infectious laughter and an unyielding family bond. In 1961, she opened Ruby's Cafe at the edge of Deepwater and operated it until 1968 when Ruby was employed as a secretary for West Central Missouri Community Action Agency's Senior Opportunity and Services program. This began her career as an advocate for the elderly. In 1973, Ruby became the director of the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) which enlisted senior volunteers to donate their time and talent to help others in need. After 22 years of organizing senior volunteers in the counties of Bates, St. Clair, Cass and Vernon and the communities of Deepwater, Brownington and Mt. Zion, Ruby retired in October 1995. Through her encouragement and leadership. hundreds of volunteers made stuffed toys, toy bags, baby quilts and Christmas stockings each year for children in local hospitals, Children's Mercy Hospital and Shriners Hospitals. Ruby and the volunteers also made lap robes for the Veterans Hospitals. In addition, Ruby helped to seek funding to open the senior center in Deepwater. She was involved in helping start the craft shop and the Neighborhood Watch program. When the Deepwater community obtained the old school building, Ruby served on the newly-formed board called Heritage Square, which developed plans for the use and renovation of the building. She was a member of the board for several years helping with fundraising activities, such as the Fiddler's Contest and turkey dinner. Ruby is survived by four children, Ted A. Holt and wife, Eileen, of Clinton, Patsy Wareham and husband, Dudley, of Montrose, Jim Ed Holt and wife, Linda, of Deepwater, and Carl Holt and wife, Nancy, Blue Springs; grandchildren and great-grandchildren, Max Holt and wife, Beth, and their children, Seth, Zach and Chloe, Thomas Holt and wife, Kendra and their children, Toalson, Larissa and Trystan, Chad Musgrave and wife, Crystal, and their son, Mason, Jason Wareham and wife, Janna, and their children, Lane, Blake and Kate, Jared Wareham and wife, Jill, and daughter, Mikah, Austin Holt, Cody Holt, Christopher McKinley and wife, Sarah, Denise Gillen and daughter, Olivia, and Emily Kellis and husband, Shawn and their son, Ty, John B. Holt of Lexington: three sisters-in-law, Doris Wittig of Clinton, Betty Lasswell of Deepwater and Opal Young of Sallisaw, Oklahoma; one brother-in-law, John Holt of Sallisaw, Oklahoma, as well as a host of cousins, nieces, nephews and friends. Preceding her in death were her parents and brother of Deepwater and a son, Bob, of Galveston, Texas. Funeral services were held Sunday, Nov. 2, at Vansant-Mills Funeral Home in Clinton. Burial was at Deepwater Cemetery.

HOLT, Russell R.
b: abt 1902
d: 1964

Russell R. Holt, 62, of 326 N. Topping, Kansas City, MO, died Nov 14, 1964, at St. Mary's hospital after a long illness. He was born in Clinton, MO, and lived here 41 years. He was a foreman in the Chrysler Corporation parts division, Kansas City, KS. He leaves his wife, Eleanor, of the home; three brothers, Emmett, 2404 E. Seventieth Terr, Arglus, Moberly, MO, and Arthur, Clinton; two sisters, Mrs. Jessie Pugh and Mrs. Charles Campbell. Funeral services will be at Blackman Chapel with burial in Floral Hill Cemetery.

HOLT, Ruth Mae SORRELS
b: May 23 1906, Calhoun, Henry Co, MO
d: May 12 1984, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Ruth Mae Holt, 77, 34-C Wetzel Circle, Clinton, died Saturday, May 12, 1984, at Westwood. Mrs. Holt was born at Calhoun on May 23, 1906, the daughter of William and Mary Susan Sorrels. She married Arthur D. Holt on November 27, 1926. To this union two sons and two daughters were born. Preceding her in death were her husband, Arthur; her parents, a twin sister, Ruby Sauerhagen, and a brother, Olan Sorrels. She was a member of the Drake's Chapel Methodist Church for many years, later transferring her membership to the Christian Church in Clinton in April of 1973. She is survived by two sons, Olan, of DeSoto, KS, and Neal, of Houston, TX; two daughters, Billie Dee Kewtzer of Creighton and Erlene Lucas of Plattsburg, NY. Funeral services will be at the Christian Church in Clinton with burial in the Calhoun Cemetery.

HOLT, Viola TUBBESING
b: Jul 21 1913, near Quarles, Henry Co, MO
d: Aug 12 1988, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Consalus Funeral Homes

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Mrs. Viola Tubbesing Holt, 75, of 308 E. Franklin St., Clinton, MO, died at Golden Valley Hospital on August 12, 1988. She is survived by four sisters, Miss Hulda Tubbesing of Clinton, Bertha Whittier of Seattle, WA, Laura Crooks of Leeton, Mary Smith of San Louis Obisbo, CA; and also several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Sunday at the Consalus Chapel. Burial was in the Calhoun Cemetery. Viola Holt was the eighth child of William and Lizzie Tubbesing. She was born July 21, 1913 at the family home near Quarles She was educated at Comer Elementary School, attended one year of high school at Shawnee Mound and graduated from Clinton High School in 1931. Her college career was cut short because of illness after one semester. She was a member of the Quarles Baptist Church. On Nov 16, 1939 she married Emmett A. Holt of the Drakes Chapel vicinity. They had no children. For a time she was employed as a receptionist for Dr. J. B. O'Neal. Later she acted as secretary in the Medical Office at Bendix Corp in Kansas City. In 1970 she retired because of a health disability. In 1974 she and her husband moved to Table Rock Lake area, where she lived until Emmett died on May 13, 1985. To be nearer her family, she sold her home and came to live in Clinton in June 1986. She was seized with crippling arthritis while living at Kimberling City and though she suffered severely she was determined to carry on with her life. She faced each day with a bright spirit and tried not to burden her loved ones and friends with her suffering. She was a favorite aunt to her many nieces and nephews on both sides of her family. She had a wide circle of friends around Kansas City and Kimberling City where they spent many years. Her interests were also many and although she was unable to participate in a lot of ways, she was concerned and willing. Her life was brought to a close as God chose to take her home while she was a patient at the Golden Valley Memorial Hospital August 12, at 11:20 a.m.

HOLTGREWE, Bill C.
b: abt 1959
d: 2004
bur:
Benton Green Cemetery, Center Twp, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Feb 24 2004 - Bill C. Holtgrewe, 45, Osceola, a retired iron worker of Local 10, died Monday, February 23, at his home. Funeral services will be Wednesday, February 25, at the Roscoe Christian Church. Burial will be in the Benton Green Cemetery, Roscoe.

HOLUBEC, John Allen "Jack"
b: Apr 5 1939, Dearborn, MI
d: Mar 13 2010
bur: Cremation
arr:
Vansant-Mills Funeral Home
John Allen Holubec (Jack) a former Clinton, MO resident, passed away on March 13, 2010 after a long illness. He was born on April 5th, 1939 in Dearborn, Michigan to John Albert Holubec of Bryan, Texas and Gertrude Rose Knas of Alton, Illinois. The family moved to El Monte, California in 1948 where Jack grew up. Jack joined the Army at the age of seventeen. He was a paratrooper attached to the 101st and 105th units of the Airborne. his tour was completed in Munich, Germany. In 1959 he met and married Doris Ann Locke of Clinton, Missouri. Jack and Doris celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in September 2009. Jack was a porcelain enameler at Bulwark Corp., El Monte , California for 20 years. He had his own business for seven years, D and J Porcelain of Santa Fe Springs, California. In 1978 Jack and Doris moved to Clinton, Missouri where Jack went to work for Rival Manufacturing Company. He was retired after 22 years from the company when it closed in 2003. He had worked in maintenance and as a supervisor in the plastics department. Jack is survived by his wife Doris of the home; three daughters; Mrs. Kitty Vega, of Tampa, Fl, Mrs. Doris Jean Kenny of Cleveland, MO and Jacki Holubec of Riverside, CA, also seven grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren. He will be in our hearts forever. May he rest in the arms of our Lord. Jack's wishes where there be no services and to be cremated.

HOMAN, Clarence
b: Oct 1 1913
d: Feb 7 1992, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
St. Marys Cemetery, Montrose, Deepwater Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Sickman & Dunning Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Clarence Homan, 78, Clinton, died Friday, February 7, 1992, at Golden Valley Hospital. He had been living at Colonial Manor in Appleton City for the past four years. At one time, he had a service station in Clinton. He is survived by two nephews, Jerome Bellinghausen of Harwood and Bernard Bellinghausen of Reed Springs; two nieces, Teresa Meredith and Martha Goth, both of Montrose; a sister-in-law, May Homan. Funeral mass was at 10 a.m. Monday at Holy Rosary Church, which he attended, with burial in St. Mary's cemetery in Montrose. Sickman-Dunning was in charge of arrangements.

HONEYCUTT, R. L. "Lee"
b: Nov 1 1947, Raymondsville, TX
d: Sep 14 2006, Windsor, Henry Co, MO
arr:
Hadley Funeral Home
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Sep 15 2006 - Lee Honeycutt, 61, of Windsor, Missouri, died early Thursday morning, September 14, 2006, at his home in Windsor. He was born November 1, 1944, in Raymondsville, Texas, the son of Raymond G. Honeycutt and Bertha Mae (McBeth) Honeycutt. On December 27, 1968 in Sedalia, Mo., he married Lois Jean Pottorff, who survives of the home. After graduating from Cole Camp High School, Lee served his country, in the United States Army, for over 10 years before being honorably discharged due to a service-connected disability. Lee served several tours of duty in Vietnam before his discharge in 1977. Lee loved working on and driving fast cars. He will always be remembered as the "Old Man of Windsor." In addition to his wife, Lois, he is survived by a son, Troy Honeycutt, Windsor, Mo.; 2 daughters, Tracy Hall and Tina Nelson, also both of Windsor, Mo.; an "adopted" daughter, Teri Deans; 4 grandchildren, Niki and Shelby Hall and Dallas Nelson, Sweet Springs, Mo.; Brianna Naylor, Lincoln, Mo.; 2 special friends, Jessie McNeil and Judy Goff. Private family burial will take place at a later date.

HONN, David Henry
b: Feb 17 1924, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
d: Nov 6 2008, Garland, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Vansant-Mills Funeral Home

David Henry Honn, son of Gustavus and Mary Elizabeth (Demaree) Honn, was born Feb. 17, 1924, in Clinton, Missouri and died at his home in Garland on Nov. 6, 2008, at the age of 84 years. Henry was born, lived and died in the small community of Garland, population 12. He was a man of simple tastes, he was a hard worker, with a great love for his family. He graduated from Clinton High School. He served his country in the United States Navy during World War II as a Motor Machinist Mate 2nd Class on an LSM. While on a military train in Chicago he met the love of his life, Lillian Demaree. They were married June 21, 1947. They moved to Garland where they raised their family of four daughters, Joyce, Janet, Jonie and Jean. He had a love for children and animals, whatever the girls brought home, dogs, cats, rabbits, they took them in. He was a well driller until his health failed. Henry was a member of the L.S.M. Association. He was preceded in death by his parents, Gustavus and Mary Elizabeth Honn; one daughter, Joyce, and two brothers, Bud and Albert Honn. Henry is survived by his wife, Lillian, of the home; three daughters, Janet Danforth and husband, Dan, Clinton, Joan Dennison and husband, Norman, Independence, and Jean Harris of Clinton; two brothers, Pete Honn and wife, Helen, Independence, and Leland Honn and wife, Beverly, Clinton, and one sister, Margaret Gregory of Mississippi, as well as eight grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. He will be greatly missed by all who loved him. Funeral services were at Vansant-Mills Chapel on Monday, Nov. 10. Interment was in the Clinton Memory Gardens Cemetery, Clinton.

HONN, Harry W.
b: Mar 12 1920, Garland, Henry Co, MO
d: Nov 9 2002, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Nov 11 2002 - Harry W. Honn, 82, formerly of Kansas City, died Saturday, November 9, 2002, at Westwood Nursing Center, Clinton. Graveside services will be held at Memory Gardens in Clinton Wednesday, November 13, at 2 p.m. He was born in Garland March 12, 1920. He graduated from Clinton High School in Clinton in 1937. He served in the United States Army during World War II and was awarded a Purple Heart. He retired from Bendix/Allied Signal Co. in 1985 as a tool and die maker. He was a member of the VFW Post 1000, American Legion Post 21 and Disabled Veterans Chapter 2. He was preceded in death by his wife of 40 years, Dora Ella Honn in 1990 and a brother, Albert Honn. He is survived by daughters, Cherry Ann Jolly of Clinton, and Neva Marie Graves, Mountain Home, Arkansas; brothers, Henry and Leland Honn, both of Garland, Ernest Honn, Independence; a sister Margaret Gregory, Slidell, Louisiana; three grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

HONN, Helen Mary WEBB
b: Sep 23 1931, Independence, Jackson Co, MO
d: Mar 9 2014, Independence, Jackson Co, MO
bur:
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Vansant-Mills Funeral Home

Helen M. Honn, 82, died Sunday, March 9, 2014, at Carmel Hills Nursing Home, Independence. Helen was born September 23, 1931, in Independence, the daughter of Louis and Ruby (Ent) Webb. She was a volunteer at Centerpoint hospital for over 25 years. Helen loved meeting new people. She never met a stranger. Also she was an avid bird watcher and enjoyed her daily two-mile walks. She was preceded in death by her parents and three brothers, George, Kenneth and Paul Webb. Survivors include her husband, Pete of the home; three daughters, Debbie (Gene) Flathers of Kansas City, Patty Folsom of Independence and Mary Beth (Richard) Day of Sandia, Texas, and two grandchildren, Shannon and Caitlin. Funeral services were held Wednesday, March 12, at Vansant-Mills Chapel, Clinton. Interment was in Clinton Memory Gardens, Clinton.

HONN, Lillian Marie DiBERNNARDI
b: Jan 8 1925, Chicago, Cook Co, IL
d: Mar 10 2012, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Vansant-Mills Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 9 2012 - Lillian Marie Honn, daughter of Lena (Placenza) Di Bennardi, was born January 8, 1925, in Chicago, Illinois. She died March 10, 2012, at Golden Valley Memorial Hospital, Clinton, at the age of 87 years. Lillian was married to her loving husband, David Henry Honn, on June 21, 1947. He preceded her in death on November 6, 2008. Lillian retired from Rival Manufacturing Company and went to work at Holy Rosary School as a cook. Later she worked at the Henry County Museum until she was forced to quit to care for her husband. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Henry; one daughter, Joyce Dickson; two sisters, Jenny Bruns and Phyllis Speed, and three brothers, Nicholas, Vincent and Nick Di Bernardi. She is survived by her three daughters, Janet Danforth and husband, Dan, of the home, Joan Dennison and husband, Norman, Independence, and Jean Harris and companion, Hoby Dewey, Appleton City; two sisters, Sarah Mattson and Fran Geerdes and husband, Richard, all of Chicago, Illinois; two brothers-in-law, Leland Honn and wife, Beverly, Clinton, and Pete Honn and wife, Helen, Independence; one sister-in-law, Margaret Gregory of Mississippi. She is also survived by eight grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews. Lillian was loved by all and will be sorely missed by her family and her four beloved cats. Funeral Mass was held at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Clinton, on Wednesday, March 14. Interment was in Clinton Memory Gardens Cemetery.

HONN, Mary Margaret "Mollie" SANDERS
b: Oct 31 1866, Hart Co, KY
d: Apr 25 1937, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery HI-HY, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
The Garland community lost one of its finest characters in the death of Mrs. D. B. Honn at 3:15 p. m., Sunday, a woman, whose noble and unselfish life made her stand out among others, radiating the sunshine of happiness and Christian love. Her realm of influence had been wide -- a crowning joy to her devoted husband, a beatitude to her large family and a comfort to her neighbors whom she loved with an embracing tenderness that bespeaks a great mother heart. To the wives and husbands of her sons and daughters she was a "mother-in-love" and the highest tribute paid her was that she was as good a mother-in-law as a mother, as rare a statement as its truth. Mrs. Honn had been somewhat crippled the last two years, but since January a definite heart condition had developed climaxing in her long sleep from which the awakening is on the Shores of Light. Mary Margaret Sanders was born October 31, 1866, in Hart County, Kentucky, the daughter of Thomas and Virginia Sanders. When a child of five she came with her parents to Harrison County, Missouri. There she attended the local schools and first made the acquaintance of David Butler Honn who was reared by relatives, his parents being dead. When the Sanders family moved to Henry County, the lad, Butler Honn, came with them, and the boy and girl romance growing into a deep and abiding love, he and Miss Sanders were married December 18, 1884. The wedding day was clear and cold with a deep blanket of white cloaking the earth. The bride, her parents and young brother drove to Clinton, to the home of Mr. Honn's cousin, Wesley Mitchem, where the ceremony was performed by the late Rev. Armstrong, First Methodist minister. The demure bride was dressed in a gayish tan basque of corded wool, whose full skirt had an eight inch box plaited ruffle on the bottom and a draped overskirt trimmed with diagonally appliqued squares of purple velvet. They made their home on several farms until after a few years they bought a place at Garland and built the home which has remained their residence. There the 'for better and worse' of life touched them, the sorrows softened by mutual sympathy and affection, the joys intensified by the sharing with each other. There their children grew to adulthood and there, three years ago, they celebrated their golden wedding, a happy experience God gives but to few to enjoy and only those whose lives have been enriched with a heavenly alchemy. Twelve children were given their union, three returning to the Savior's arms as infants, one daughter dying in her 19th year and Mrs. Edith Olson passing last December. Surviving are Mrs. Mary Alsap, Laramie, Wyo.; Mrs. Virda Smith, Fox Park, Wyo.; Mrs. Sylvia Bonbrake, West Mineral, Kan.; Mrs. Edna Duckworth, Houston, Texas; Mrs. Ora Brown, Kansas City, and two sons, Gus and Ray Honn, of Garland. Her husband, 15 grandchildren and one great-grandson also mourn the loss of this fine woman. Mrs. Honn, whose Christian character was marked by the unselfishness that the Savior taught was a member of the Garland Baptist church where she in former years belonged to the Ladies Aid and delighted to attend service when she was able. She was beautiful housekeeper, an excellent cook, a fine homemaker whose activities extended to the sick in the neighborhood, as well as her kinspeople to whom she never failed to go when needed. Her gentle hand in whose touch was healing, soothed the hot brow and quieted the restless pain racked body. Mrs. Honn was a needlewoman of skill, making lovely quilts, piecing and quilting the same and some of her "puffed" silk pillow tops she sold for as much as $10.00 apiece, they were so attractive and perfectly made. She also loved to read, papers and magazines delighting her, carrying her with varied realms of interest. She and Mr. Honn had several pleasant trips together, which they enjoyed reliving, and from which they brought interesting seeds, plants and shrubs which she put in her porch and window boxes to brighten dull days or lend charm to her garden. She enjoyed all forms of community life, especially the school programs and the annual last day of school dinners. The dinner this spring was the first one in over 40 years she had missed and it was deep disappointment to her. She hoped up to the last she would have strength to go. Her daughters, Mesdames Duckworth, Paul Smith and Bonbrake, had been with their mother, caring for her these last months and their loving care filled the long days of enforced rest with added happiness as did the attentions of her sons and their excellent wives. All the children, the great grandson and following grandchildren were present for the funeral, Mrs. Virgil Flanders, Mrs. Jack Dorsett, Misses Marjorie, Betty and Beverly Brown of Kansas City; Warren, Albert, Henry, Ernest, Margaret and Leland Honn of Garland. The funeral services were conducted Tuesday at the Garland Baptist church. The remains were laid to rest in Englewood.

HOOD, Calvin Monroe "Bo"
b: Nov 6 1906, near Montrose, Henry Co, MO
d: Sep 22 1997, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery HI-HY, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
arr: Vansant-Mills Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Calvin Monroe (Bo) Hood was born November 6, 1906, on a farm near Montrose. He was the sixth of seven children born to John and Alice Hood and was the last surviving member of that family. He married Frances Tamborella on March 16, 1935, in Kansas City. The couple had two children, William C. Hood of Grand Junction, Colorado, and Janice F. Gray of Paintsville, Kentucky. Mr. Hood was a Clinton businessman most of his adult life. He built and operated the former Times Square Motel, a prominent motel on South Second Street, during the late 1940's and 1950's. Subsequently he owned and operated a farm east of Clinton and Hood's Hardware and Gifts on the Clinton Square before going into the home construction business and building numerous houses around the city. He then built and operated the Colonial Motel on the east edge of town. After selling Colonial Motel, he ran Hood's Real Estate until his retirement. He was a member of the Presbyterian Church and a member of the Masonic Lodge for about 45 years. He is survived by his wife, Frances, of the home; his daughter, Janice; his son, Bill; six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren, as well as several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held at the Vansant-Mills Chapel, Thursday, September 25. Burial was in the Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

HOOD, Charles L.
b: abt 1898
d: 1966

The Bisbee Daily Review, Bisbee, Arizona, Tuesday, Dec 27 1966 - Charles L. (Charlie) Hood, 68, died early Sunday at his home on Brophy Ave. in Bisbee. Mr. Hood was a native of Brownington, Missouri, and had lived in the Bisbee area for the past eight years. He was the custodian at the Post Office in Bisbee prior to his retirement. Prior to moving to Bisbee, Mr. Hood lived in Wallace, Idaho. He was a veteran of World War II, and a member of Stuart Carkener Post No. 28 of the American Legion in Kansas City, Missouri. Mr. Hood is survived by two sisters, Mrs. C. D. Bruce of Kansas City, Kansas, and Mrs. John Crabtree of Osceola, Missouri; and a brother, Clyde Hood of Zion, Illinois. Service arrangements are pending with the Hubbard Mortuary.

HOOD, Clyde Strieby
b: 1909
d: 1971

Mr. Clyde S. Hood, 62, of 2409 Lewis Ave., Zion, Illinois, died Feb. 22, 1971 at the Veterans Hospital, Hines, Illinois. Mr. Hood was born Feb. 12, 1909 at Brownington, Missouri and moved to this area in 1950. He was employed as a cook for Illinois Beach State Park Lodge. He was a member of the Eagles Lodge in Wallace, Idaho and a veteran of WWII. Survivors include his widow, Lorena, of the home; one son, Hubert Beaty, of Proctor, Minnesota; one daughter, Mrs. Frank (Geraldine) Zibert of Chicago; 7 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; 5 sisters, Mrs. Orla (Flossie) Park of Weaubleau, Missouri; Mrs. John (Ruth) Crabtree of Osceola, Missouri; Mrs. C.D. (Evelyn) Bruce of Kansas City, Kansas; Mrs. Michael (Estermae) Harran of Wathena, Kansas and Mrs. Craton (Norma) Larson of Medford, Oregon. Services were held Friday morning, Feb. 26, 1971 at 11 a.m. at the Congdon Funeral Home, 3012 Sheridan Rd., Zion, Illinois. Burial was in Veterans Administration Cemetery, Woods, Wisconsin. (Note: His middle name Strieby came from Dr. Strieby who delivered him in Brownington, MO.  Corrections: Mrs. Milo L. "Mike" (Estermae) Herran, Mrs. Creighton (Norma) Larson, where spelling of names is incorrect. - June Stewart, junestew1@home.com)

HOOD, Frances TAMBORELLA
b: Jul 6 1908, McCall, LA
d: Jul 22 2005, Kentucky
bur:
Englewood Cemetery HI-HY, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
arr: Vansant-Mills Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Aug 10 2005 - Frances Tamborella Hood died after a short illness on July 22, 2005, just two weeks after her 97th birthday. Frances was born July 6, 1908, at McCall, Louisiana, the daughter of Italian immigrants, Guiseppi (Joe) and Angela Tamborella. When she was five, the family moved to Kansas City where Frances grew up. While she was attending Jane Hayes Gates trade school her father died, so she had to go to work to help support her mother, who spoke no English. She went to work for 25 cents an hour at Intercollegiate Press, where she worked for 13 years. during this time she attended night school to finish her education. She married C. M. "Bo" Hood March 16, 1935. The couple resided in Kansas City for five years and during this time their son Bill was born. They bought a small dairy farm south of Clinton and operated it for a few years until disease forced sale of the herd. They moved back to Kansas City, where their daughter Janice was born. After the Second World War ended, they tried their hand at farming again but an opportunity soon arose to take over a business on the south side of Clinton. Beginning with a few wooden cabins and a filling station-grocery store combination, Frances and Bo gradually converted the business into a very nice motel for its time. Over the years, they bought, operated and sold several businesses in Clinton, the most recent being the Colonial Motel. Finally retiring, Frances lived on Michael Drive until 2001 when her children convinced her that she needed to be near her daughter. She moved to Paintsville, Kentucky, where she lived independently until her death. Her family will remember her as an independent, strong-willed dynamo who never had an angry word for anyone, who had a deep faith in her religion and who inspired those around her with her cheery disposition and optimistic outlook on life. She loved to read, knit and crochet. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Clinton. Frances was preceded in death by her parents; her husband "Bo" Hood in 1997; as well as four brothers and sisters, Grace, Frank, Rose and Tony. She is survived by her son William C. (Bill) Hood of Grand Junction, Colorado; her daughter, Janice F. Gray, Paintsville, Kentucky; their spouses, Sandra and Floyd; six grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at First Presbyterian Church, Clinton, Thursday, July 28. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

HOOD, John Wesley
b: Jan 12 1856, Lawrence Co, MO
d: Jun 27 1934, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery HI-HY, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
arr: Wilkinson Funeral Home

Clinton, MO - John Wesley Hood of Shawnee Mound has made the great adventure. After a long illness with heart trouble and complications, he left earthly friends and environments Wednesday, June 27, at 9:30 p.m. at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Charlie Cleek, 205 North Carter street, Clinton, who moved him to her home a few weeks previous that he might have better medical attention and be cared for by his son, Charlie. Mr. Hood, the son of Matilda and Jones Hood, was born in Lawrence County, Missouri, January 12, 1856. He was united in marriage August 10, 1879, to Miss Delilah Frances Yandall, who was born and reared near Shawnee Mound, where, with the exception of a few years in Clinton, they have ever since made their home. There were born to this union two daughters, Mrs. Wesley Ford, Chilhowee, and Mrs. Charline Cleek of Clinton, and two sons, Charlie Hood of Clinton, and Sherman Hood, near Chilhowee. Besides the widow, Mrs. Delilah Hood, and four children, Mr. Hood had 12 grandchildren and one great grandchild, and an aged sister, Mrs. Joe Upton of Hillsdale, Kans. Mr. Hood was a member of the Presbyterian church at Shawnee Mound, having been converted early in life. He loved the great outdoors and was a hard working man. The past year during his declining health, his ambition to work was far in excess of his physical strength. Had he striven less he might have lived longer. He was a faithful husband, a devoted father and a good neighbor and his many friends will sorrow with the family in the loss of their dear one. The funeral was held at the Wilkinson Funeral Chapel on Friday. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery.

HOOD, Julia BEASLEY
b: Apr 3 1860, Livingston Co, MO
d: Jan 29 1919, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Bethlehem Cemetery, Bethlehem Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Eye Feb 1919 - Mrs. Julia Hood Died - At the home of her son, W. J. Hood, on East Ohio street, January 29th, at 4:20 a.m. She had been in failing health for a number of years, but about 10 days previous to her death developed sugar diabetes, from which she never recovered. Julia Beasley was born in Livingston county, Mo., near Chillicothe, April 3, 1860. She married Wm. Hood when she was 15. About 38 years ago they came to Henry county and this had been their home ever since with the exception of a few years, when she lived in Cedar county. Eight children were given to this union, of which 4 survive. Her husband died 9 years ago, and since that time she has made her home with her sons. She leaves one daughter, Mrs. Etta Breeze, of Woodward, Okla.; and three sons - Rev. W. S. Hood, of Adrian; R. S. Hood, of near Warrensburg; and W. J. Hood of Clinton. She also leaves a sister, Mrs. Eliza Cox, of Chillicothe, and Jaba and Spencer, of California. Deceased had been a member of the Christian church for years and was a good wife and mother. When her son, R. S. Hood's first wife died, she took his baby boy and raised him like she did her own children. The funeral services were held at the home of her son Thursday morning of last week by Rev. A. N. Lindsey. Burial beside her husband in Bethlehem cemetery.

HOOD, Myrtle GUYNN
b: May 4 1879, Rhodehouse, IL
d: Jun 7 1933, Brownington, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Brownington Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Charles Rickett

Clinton Eye June 15 1933 - Myrtle Hood was born May 4 1879 in Rhodehouse, Illinois, and died June 7 1933 at the age of 54 years one month and four days. She was married to George W. Hood in 1895 in Brownington where they have always made their home. She is the mother of 11 children, three having preceded her to her Heavenly home, Irma Pearl, 3 years old and two infants. Besides her husband she leaves to mourn her departure eight children all present except her son Clyde, who is working in Massachusetts; Mrs. Orla Parks of Deepwater; Mrs. Oscar Berteau, Minden Mines; Mrs. John Crabtree, Sedalia; and Charley, Ester Mae, Evelyn and Norma of the home. Also one stepson, Harry Hood of Kansas City. She was a member of the Brownington Christian Church having joined in 1911. She was a faithful member of the Royal Neighbors Lodge. Funeral services were conducted at the Christian Church, June 9, by the Rev. D. D. Tally of Bolivar, followed by the Royal Neighbors Lodge. Funeral services were conducted at the Christian Church, June 9, by the Rev. D. D. Tally of Bolivar, followed by the Royal Neighbors service. The large number that attended this service and the many beautiful flowers spoke of their love and appreciation for the life of this good mother. Internment was made in Brownington Cemetery.

HOOD, Robert E.
b: abt 1943
d: 1995

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Robert E. Hood, 52, Kansas City, Kansas, died Friday, August 11, 1995, at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Memorial services were held Monday at the home. Mr. Hood had lived in the Kansas City area most of his life. He was an electrician by trade, and he was a past owner and proprietor of the Bobby Gene's Bar and Grill in Shawnee, Ks., for nine years. Mr. Hood was a veteran of the Air Force, serving during the Vietnam War. Survivors include his wife, Marilyn Theresa Hood of the home; five sons, Larry J. McElmurry of the home, Joseph Clayton Hood, Kansas City, Robert Harbold, Lenexa, Ks., Rickey Lee Akers of the home; one daughter, Cynthia Robin Waller, Tulsa, Ok.; one brother, Gerald Lee Hood, Clinton; two sisters, Clayta Mensch, Pineville, and Mary Emerson, Clinton; his mother Anna Frances Liles, Dallas, Texas; four grandchildren.

HOOK, Elizabeth McGEE
b: Sep 19 1869, Caldwell Co, MO
d: Oct 9 1903, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery HI-HY, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Missouri, Oct 17 1903 - As the dawn was breaking for another day, Friday, October 9, at 5 a.m., the spirit of another loved one - Mrs. Elizabeth Hook, left its earthly home, 505 North Fourth street, and was wafted to the Great Beyond and a heartbroken husband and little son now mourn her demise. Her maiden name was Elizabeth McGee; she was born in Caldwell county, Mo. September 19, 1869, being 34 years old. She married H. E. Hook Nov. 20, 1888 in Fairfield, Neb.; came to Clinton Dec. 19, 1890 to make their home. After a nine days illness with pneumonia, she obeyed the Saviour's summons "come" and left this world of care for a brighter home. She leaves a husband, one son, 6 years old, two brothers, one sister and a host of relatives and friends. funeral at the M.E. church, South, burial in Englewood.

HOOK, Melvin H. "Sonny"
b: Jul 23 1939
d: Jan 16 2012, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Missouri Veterans Cemetery at Higginsville, Lafayette Co, MO
arr: Vansant-Mills Funeral Home

Melvin H. "Sonny" Hook, age 72 of Clinton, passed away Monday, January 16, 2012 at his home. Memorial services will be Friday, January 20, 2012 at Vansant-Mills Chapel, Clinton. Graveside services will be at the Missouri Veteran's Cemetery, Higginsville, Missouri. Melvin served in the U.S. Navy. He worked at Rival Manufacturing and most recently as a Wal-Mart greeter. He was a former member of the Clinton V.F.W. and a lifetime member of the Clinton Eagles Club. He was a Catholic. Survivors include his wife Beulahmae; son Matthew Hook, Chillicothe, Missouri; brother Lewis Allen Hook, Savannah, Georgia; sisters Cheryl Howard and Gloria French, Concordia, Missouri, and half-sister Ruby Cadman, Rapid City, South Dakota.

HOOKER, Joseph A.
b: Dec 26 1877, White Oak Twp, Henry Co, MO
d: Jul 2 1907, White Oak Twp, Henry Co, MO
bur:
White Oak Cemetery, Walker Twp, Henry Co, MO
Urich Herald, Urich MO, Jul 11 1907 - Joseph Hooker died at his home in White Oak Township July 2, 1907, aged 29 years, 6 months, and 6 days. The deceased was born in White Oak Township, Henry Co., MO., December 26, 1877, and died near the old home last Tuesday at 9:00 a.m. He had been the victim of consumption for some years and eight months been confined to his room in bed. January 22, 1900, the deceased was united in marriage with Miss Emma Allen, the eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Allen. To this union was born three children who was with their mother and are left to mourn their loss. About two years ago the deceased had the misfortune to lose an arm in a sawmill, and thus manned the battle of life. Funeral services were conducted from the White Oak Church, July 3, after which the remains were interred in the cemetery near by. We extend sincere thanks to neighbors and friends for kindness shown and the illness and death of our loved one. May providence deal kindly with you all. Mrs. Emma Hooker

HOOKER, Lena Ellen BEAN
b: Feb 19 1927
d: Nov 7 1974
bur:
Harmony Cemetery, Monegaw Twp, St. Clair Co, MO
Appleton City Journal, Nov 14 1974 - Funeral services were held for Lena E. Hooker, 47, on Saturday, November 9 at the Eckhoff Funeral Home. Interment was in the Harmony Cemetery under the direction of Eckhoff Funeral Home. Lena E. (Bean) Hooker, a life-long resident of St. Clair County, was born February 19, 1927, to Ernest S. and Martha Bean. She died November 7, 1974, at the age of 47 years, eight months and 18 days. On October 17, 1942, she married Raymond Hooker and to this union five children were born. Mrs. Hooker was preceded in death by two children, Linda and Pauline Hooker, and two brothers. She is survived by her husband of the home; three children, Bobby Hooker, Susie Hooker and Donald Hooker; her parents; one grandchild; five sisters and four brothers.

HOOKER, Pauline Catherine
b: Apr 30 1963, Osceola, St. Clair Co, MO
d: Apr 30 1963, Osceola, St. Clair Co, MO

Appleton City Journal, May 9 1963 - Graveside services were held May 2 at the Bean Cemetery for Pauline Catherine Hooker, infant daughter of Raymond and Lena E. Hooker, who was stillborn at the Osceola Hospital, April 30. Survivors in addition to the parents are 2 brothers; Robert Wayne of the home and Donald Eugene of Kansas City; a sister, Susan K., grandparents and several other relatives. Among those attending the service were Mr. and Mrs. Henry Herndon of Pittsburg, Kansas.

HOOKER, Raymond Roger
b: Sep 18 1900, Urich, Henry Co, MO
d: May 25 1983, Nevada, Vernon Co, MO
bur:
White Oak Cemetery, Walker Twp, Henry Co, MO
Appleton City Journal, Appleton City, MO, Jun 9 1983 - Funeral services for Raymond R. Hooker, 84, of Appleton City were held Friday, May 27, 1983 at the White Oak Methodist Church, under the direction of Jansens-Brown Funeral Home of El Dorado Springs, Mo., with interment in the White Oak Cemetery. Raymond R. Hooker was born Sept. 18, 1898 (sic), at Urich, Mo., the son of Joseph and Emmie Allen, and departed this life May 24, 1983, in the Nevada City Hospital, Nevada, Mo. He was a retired farm worker. He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife Lena. He is survived by two sons, Donnie Gene of Kansas City, Mo., and Bob of Florida; one daughter, Susie Hooker of Pittsburg, Ks.; one sister, Grace Lupton, Creighton, Mo; and a half-brother, Gene Leet, of Urich, Mo. and many other relatives. - Clinton Daily Democrat, May 26 1983 - Raymond R. Hooker, 82, Appleton City, died Tuesday evening at Nevada. He was a native of Urich. Survivors include two sons; Donald Hooker, Kansas City, and Robert Hooker; a sister, Grace M. Lupton, Creighton. Funeral services will be Friday at the White Oak Church with burial in White Oak Cemetery. (Note: Birth year discrepancies - Appleton City Journal obit shows he was 84, funeral card, cemetery records shows born in 1898. Raymond's parents, Joseph and Emma (Allen) Hooker were married January 22, 1900. Raymond was not on the 1900 Federal Census. 1910 Census - shows he was 9 years old and 1920 Census - shows he was 19 years old. Clinton Daily Democrat obit shows he was 82. Also, school enrollment forms for one of Raymond's sons, shows his birth year in 1898 and 1900 on various school forms. I believe Raymond's birth year was 1900 - not 1898. - Dave Thomas, fishbear1@earthlink.net)

HOOKER, Robert Lee
b: Apr 5 1905, Urich, Henry Co, MO
d: Jul 23 1980, Hanford, Kings Co, CA
bur:
White Oak Cemetery, Walker Twp, Henry Co, MO
Hanford Sentinel, Hanford CA, Jul 24 1980 - Robert L. Hooker died Wednesday in a Hanford hospital after a short illness. He was 75. A native of Missouri, he was a retired farmer. Surviving are two sons, Robert E. Hooker of Oregon and William Hooker of Santa Barbara; one daughter, Sally Ann Shaffer of Hanford; one brother, Ray Hooker of Missouri; one sister, Grace Lupton of Missouri; and 10 grandchildren. Services are pending with the Odell Funeral Home. - Clinton Eye, Clinton MO, Jul 31, 1980, Urich News Items - Mr. Bob Hooker died at Hanford, Calif. July 23. His funeral services were Monday, July 28, at the Snow Funeral Home in Urich, with burial in the White Oak Cemetery. To his family, we extend our deepest sympathy.

HOOKER, Shirleyanne Beata
b: Jan 2 1933, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
d: Jul 9 2008, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
White Oak Cemetery, Walker Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Consalus Funeral Homes

Shirleyanne Beata Hooker, age 75, of Urich, Missouri, passed away Wednesday, July 9, 2008 at the Clinton Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Clinton. Shirleyanne was born on January 2, 1933, in Kansas City, Missouri, to Truman Leon and Theresa Lydia (Bauer) Hooker. She worked for the VA Hospital in Paulo Alto, California as an operating room nurse. Shirleyanne was an artist and loved sailing while in California. She volunteered much of her time teaching classes for the arthritis foundation, she worked with the Samaritan Center and taught beading classes at Clinton Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center. Shirley was preceded in death by her parents, one brother Truman "Butch" Leon Hooker Jr., and two cousins; Randy Shroder and R. D. Colvin. Survivors include one sister; Rilla Koehn of Prescott Valley, Arizona, a brother; Phil Hooker and his wife Dixie of Mack's Creek, her cousin; Carla Crump and her husband Jerry of Clinton and Carla's son Jerod Crump, his wife Jamie and son Gavin of Kansas City; a sister-in-law, Janice Hooker of Kanorado, Kansas, and nine nieces and nephews; Steve, Mike, and Don Koehn, Scott and Brenda Hooker, Karen Duell, Chet, Chad and Ben Hooker. Graveside services will follow at the White Oak Cemetery, Urich.

HOOTMAN, Mary FISHER
b: Aug 7 1900, Kirkwood, St. Louis Co, MO
d: Aug 1 1991, La Porte, Harris Co, TX
bur: Cremation

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Mary Fisher Hootman, 90, died August 1, 1991, in a nursing home in LaPorte, Texas, where she lived. She was born in Kirkwood, and lived in Clinton, before moving to Kansas City in 1976. She returned to Clinton in 1981 and later moved to Texas. Mrs. Hootman was a registered nurse 50 years before she retired. Survivors include a son Stanley Hootman, Houston; a daughter, Janet M. Boyce, Little Rock, Arkansas; five grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter. Memorial services were August 10 in LaPorte; cremation, with graveside services September 12 in Kirkwood.

HOOTON, Bernard H.
b: 1918
d: 2001
arr:
Davis-Miller Funeral Home
Clinton Daily Democrat, Dec 27 2001 - Bernard H. Hooton, 83, died Tuesday, December 25, 2001, at his farm home near Lincoln. He was born in Dunnegan on February 16, 1918, the son of Lester B. and Nina Salome Fleisher Hooton. He had made his home on the farm since the mid-1950s. He had retired from real estate maintenance work in 1980. He is survived by his wife, Emma Gaddis, of the home; three sons, Darrell Hooton, and his wife, Sherryl, Springfield, Daniel Hooton and his wife, Stacey, Warsaw, and David Hooton, Blue Springs; one daughter, Carolyn Dungee, and her husband, Gene, Lincoln; one brother, Bob Hooton, Ottawa, Kansas; one sister, Norma Preston, Greenwood; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by one daughter, Leala Hooton-Hoehns, and one son, Loring B. Hooton. Funeral services will be Friday, December 28, at the Davis-Miller Funeral Home in Lincoln. Burial will be in the Sunnyside Cemetery.

HOOVER, Cecil Galen
b: Jun 28 1937, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
d: Nov 15 2011, Lee's Summit, Jackson Co, MO
bur: Lee's Summit Cemetery, Lee's Summit, Jackson Co, MO
arr:
Langsford Funeral Home
Cecil Galen Hoover of Lee's Summit, Missouri, died November 15, 2011 at the age of 74. Though known to some as "Cecil," his family referred to him as "Galen." Galen was born June 28, 1937 in Clinton, Missouri where he was raised. Galen moved to Lee's Summit, Missouri in 1964. Galen devoted more than thirty years of service to General Motors. He was employed at the former Leeds plant in Kansas City where he began at the age of twenty working on the line. Galen retired in 1987 at the age of fifty having risen to the position of plant coordinator. Galen personified the notion of a self-made man. He had the mind of a strategist and an engineer. He completed his G.E.D., but lacked any additional formal education or training. Yet, he was renowned for re-engineering equipment, processes, and machinery. Galen had a firm and determined approach to life. He was principled, loyal, hard-working, and selfless. He never expected more from others than he was prepared to give himself. The first to pitch in when someone needed help. Galen was a reliable friend and confident to many. Galen married the love of his life, Ola Mae (Eager) on August 24, 1958. From a lean beginning, Galen and Ola built a home, and raised three children, teaching them by example the value of hard work, of humility, and of respect and appreciation for others. Avid fishermen, Galen and Ola spent many weekends crappie fishing at Truman Lake, especially in the years following Galen's retirement. Galen could fix or do just about anything, and spent countless hours tending to his large garden, performing maintenance on his home, working on his beloved bass boat, and helping other family members or neighbors with projects. Over the past few years, Galen took an active role in community affairs. He spearheaded efforts to work with City representatives to facilitate the resolution of traffic and development issues impacting the Valle Vista subdivision. Galen was a member of the inaugural class of graduates from the Lee's Summit Citizen's Police Academy. Galen and Ola could often be found enjoying breakfast at Waid's Restaurant, a fixture in Lee's Summit. Over the past few years, Galen enjoyed many hours sitting on the bench on his front porch, and in the process developed close and treasured friendships with neighbors who joined him to pass the time. Galen was preceded in death by his mother, Opal Maybell Hoover and his father Harley Woodrow Hoover, and by his brother-in-law George "Bob" Eager. Galen is survived by his beloved wife, Ola Mae Hoover, his daughter Cindy L. Martin and husband J.D. Martin, Lee's Summit, his daughter Cathy Schumaker and husband Bruce Schumaker, Blue Springs, his son Chris Hoover and daughter-in-law, Gwen Hoover, Lee's Summit, his grandchildren Jeni Smyder and husband Chris, Chris Reams and fiance Michelle Price, Mike Reams, Trent Hoover, Mark Hoover, Barbi Walker and husband Jeff, Sarah Martin and husband Robert, Katie House and husband Jeff, Steven Turner and wife Diana, and by his great-grandchildren, Joe, Jordan, Shaylee, Christalynn, and Bobby. Galen is also survived by his sister Lora Lee Eager, Lee's Summit. Galen touched and influenced thelives of many. Despite experiencing significant health issues during his final months, Galen refused to quit, and demonstrated the same stubborn resolve, courage, and fighting spirit that all who knew him recognized, and loved. Services are Saturday, November 19, 2011 at Langsford Funeral Home, Lee's Summit, Missouri. Burial at Lee's Summit Historical Cemetery.

HOOVER, Ellen Fern
b: Jun 11 1968, Lakewood, CA
d: Dec 14 2006, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
bur:
Maplewood Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Consalus Funeral Homes

Clinton MO - Ellen Fern Hoover, 38, Deepwater, died Thursday, December 14, 2006, at Research Hospital, Kansas City. Funeral services will be Tuesday, December 19, at Consalus Funeral Home with burial in Maplewood Cemetery. Ellen was born June 11, 1968, in Lakewood, California, daughter of Ezra Earl and Evelyn Fern Hiatte Hoover. She was a member of Brownington Baptist Church. Ellen loved to read and her favorite place to go was to a bookstore. She also enjoyed painting and making jewelry and had a special place in her heart for all animals. Preceding her in death is her father and grandparents. Survivors include her mother; sister, Debbie Chapin and husband Raymond plus several aunts, uncles and cousins.

HOOVER, Ivan Carl
b: Feb 25 1904, Henry Co, MO
d: Jan 19 1905, Henry Co, MO
bur:
White Oak Cemetery, Walker Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Missouri, Jan 21 1905 - Ivan Carl Hoover was born February 25, 1904, and died a quarter after five, Thursday evening, January 19, 1905. Only a few short months did God lend him to us to brighten the lives of them that loved him so dearly. The Jesus who has said, "Suffer little children to come unto me, for of such is the kingdom of heaven." sent the angels to carry little Ivan's spirit home to Heaven. For over two weeks little Ivan's body was racked with pain and suffering, but his sufferings are over and he is at rest in heaven. He had fallen over a small box, hurting his left arm, from which inflammation set in, and that, with an attack of the grip, was supposed to have been the cause of his death. For almost a week he was thought to be a death's door, then there seemed a change and he was pronounced convalescent, but still he did not seem to improve as he should, and the doctor was called Sunday. The doctor examined him and could find no change for the worse. But on Tuesday morning he began to grow rapidly worse and Tuesday night, the doctor was called, but he was past all earthly help. All was done to relieve his sufferings that loving tender hands could do. He leaves a father, mother, two sisters and a host of other relatives to mourn his loss. The funeral was preached at White Oak, after which his remains were laid to rest in the White Oak Cemetery to await the resurrection morn.

HOOVER, Madge E. EMICK
b: Apr 15 1908, Henry Co, MO
d: Nov 12 1995, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
bur:
Urich Cemetery, Bogard Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Madge E. Hoover, 87, Kansas City, (formerly of Independence) died November 12, 1995, at Meadowbrook Manor of Blue Hills. Funeral services were 11 a.m. Wednesday, November 15, at D.W. Newcomer's Sons Noland Road Chapel. Graveside services were 1:30 p.m. at the Urich Cemetery. Born April 15, 1908, in Henry County, Mrs. Hoover was the daughter of the late William and Jesse Emick. On November 18, 1944, she married Fred W. Hoover of Norborne, who preceded her in death on June 24, 1995. She was a member of the Christian Church in Urich. She was a graduate from the Central Missouri State University. She taught school at Fort Osage High School, Independence, retiring in 1968, after teaching for 35 years. She was a member of the Public School Retirement System of Missouri. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Raymond Emick and Howard Emick. She is survived by two sisters, Irene Chapman, Cole Camp, and Leo Rupe, Clinton; two brothers, Kenneth Emick and Clyde (Bill) Emick, both of Urich, and a host of nieces and nephews.

HOOVER, Opal Maybell HOOPER
b: Mar 3 1915, Ballard, Bates Co, MO
d: Dec 24 2001, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery HI-HY, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
arr: Vansant-Mills Funeral Home

Clinton Daily Democrat, Jan 2 2002 - Opal Maybell (Hooper) Hoover was born March 3, 1915, in Ballard. Opal was one of 11 children born to Ola York and Eugene Hooper. She is survived by her sister, Phyllis Bell of Independence, her sister, Wilma Hendrickson of Tulsa, and her brother, Russell Hooper of Independence. Opal was preceded in death by her mother and father, by her sisters, Nona Pearl Eidson, Ruby Imogene Martin, Mary Emoline Hooper, Dorothy Phyrn Grosshart and Jesse Mildred Hayden; by her brothers, Nathaniel Franklin Hooper, Charles Eugene Hooper and Francis Manuel Hooper, and by her son-in-law, George Eager. While living in Ballard, Opal met Harley Woodrow Hoover. Opal and Harley married on February 15, 1934. Their lives together were enriched by the birth of their two children, Cecil Galen Hoover and Lora Lee Eager. Opal and Harley were a hardworking couple. They walked arm-in-arm through all of the trials and tribulations they faced during their 67 years of marriage. Their devotion to one another was at all times unwavering, immeasurable and inspirational. For many years, Opal worked as a cook with the Clinton Public School District. Her cooking was legendary. In many ways, cooking defined Opal. She loved to feed her family and friends. Not surprisingly, her friends and family loved to be fed by her! Opal was a four-foot eleven-inch giant. Firm yet forgiving. Determined yet compliant. Opal commanded her environment masterfully, but with the grace of a philharmonic conductor. Her heart was of unlimited capacity. Though in the end it was her heart that failed her, her heart never failed those she loved. Opal died on Monday, December 24, 2001, at Golden valley Hospital. She is survived by her husband and lifelong companion, Harley and by her son, Galen, and his wife, Ola Mae, and by her daughter, Lora lee. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Tracy Eager, Cindy Reams Martin, Robin Eager, Cathy Schumaker and Chris Hoover, and by her 12 great-grandchildren. Her grandchildren and great-grandchildren were very important to Opal. She never missed a birthday or a wedding anniversary. She drew great joy from each phone call or visit. Opal was a talented seamstress and took pride in giving her family members hand-crafted blankets, quilts, tea towels, dolls and other crafts she lovingly and skillfully stitched. Her handiwork will remain as a lasting keepsake - a physical testament to her love of family. Perhaps the greatest legacy Opal created for her family, however, cannot be seen but can most surely be felt - the strength and comfort of a family bond so strong and true that nothing, not even Opal's death, will shake the fabric of tradition she so masterfully wove. Funeral services were held at the Vansant-Mills Chapel on Friday, December 28. Burial was in the Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

HOOVER, Robert C. "Bob"
b: May 11 1971, Windsor, Henry Co, MO
d: Nov 21 2007, Otterville, Cooper Co, MO
bur:
Laurel Oak Cemetery HO-JU, Windsor, Windsor Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Hadley Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Nov 23 2007 - Robert C. "Bob" Hoover, 36, Otterville and formerly of Windsor, died Wednesday afternoon, November 21, 2007, at his residence as the result of a tree trimming accident. He was born May 11 1971, in Windsor, the son of Lee Joseph Hoover and Margaret Lillian (Campbell) Hoover. After graduating from Windsor High School, he worked for several years as a police officer with the Windsor Police Department. He then went to work for the Falcon Cable Company and later Charter Cable Company, working there for five years. He attended Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Sedalia. Survivors include his parents, Lee and Margaret Hoover, Windsor; two sons, Dillon Lee Hoover and Seth Michael Hoover of the home; a daughter Stormy May Hoover also of the home; three brothers, John P. Hoover, Centertown, William J. Hoover, China, and Joseph L. Hoover, Kansas City; two sisters, Lee Ann McDow, Centerview, and Christine E. Hoover, Windsor; six nieces and nephews, Sara, Kylie, Nick, Cassie, Ashlee and Aime, and several aunts, uncles and cousins. Mass of Christian Burial will be Saturday, November 24, at the St. Bartholomew Catholic Church, Windsor.

HOOVER, Zedna Reba FERGUSON
b: Apr 7 1913, Iberia, Miller Co, MO
d: Feb 29 2000, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
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Englewood Cemetery HI-HY, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
arr: Vansant-Mills Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Friday, Mar 10 2000 - Zedna Reba Hoover, daughter of John Richard and Martha Frances Emaline Kinsley Ferguson, was born April 7, 1913, in Iberia, and died Tuesday, February 29, 2000, at Clinton Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, Clinton. Zedna was married to Edgar S. Hoover in February 1942 and to this union two children were born, Robert Franklin and Sandy. Zedna was a lifelong Methodist. She worked as a clerk at Mattingly's in Clinton for a number of years. Zedna was preceded in death by her husband, Edgar S. Hoover, and her son, Robert Franklin Hoover; her parents; seven brothers, Everett, Herbert, Cecil, Charles, Dewey, Paul and Eugene; two sisters, Lela and Sophia, and her son-in-law, Ted Wagoner. She is survived by her daughter, Sandy Wagoner, Clinton; two sisters, Pauline Rumsey, Colorado Springs, Colorado, and Jewell Huey, Kenniwick, Washington; two grandchildren, Stacy Renee Fyock and husband, Robert, Merriam, Kansas, and Tracy Eugene Wagoner and wife, Rebecca, Harrisonville; four great-grandchildren, Bethany Gagelin, Andrea Gagelin, Ceci Fyock and Bethany Doll. Funeral services were held at the Vansant-Mills Chapel on Thursday, March 2. Burial was in the Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

 

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