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KELB, Beulah Mae LUTJEN
b: Mar 24 1922, Edmonson, Benton Co, MO
d: Dec 9 2000, Warrensburg, Johnson Co, MO
bur:
Laurel Oak Cemetery KA-LY, Windsor, Windsor Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Hadley Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Dec 11 2000 - Beulah M. (Lutjen) Kelb, 78, formerly of Windsor, died Saturday afternoon, December 9, 2000, at the Country Club Care Center in Warrensburg. She was born March 24, 1922, in Edmonson, the daughter of Emil Claus Lutjen and Frances Matilda (Yount) Lutjen. On March 16, 1947, in Windsor, she married William Louis (Bill) Kelb, who died August 2, 1996. While living in Windsor, Mrs. Kelb worked at the Windsor International Shoe Factory. After moving to Springfield, she worked for the Lily Tulip Cup Factory where she worked for 32 years before her retirement in 1984. She was a member of the Grand Avenue Baptist Church, Springfield. She is survived by two sisters, Blanche Robinson, Windsor, and Rosetta Stocking, Clinton; a brother Edwin Lutjen, Lincoln; four nieces and four nephews, Dorma Lutjen, Farand Lutjen, Brenda Meyer, Gary Lutjen, Gayle Arnett, Larry Brown, Terry Stocking and Lisa Allen. She was preceded in death by a sister Gertie Brown, and a brother Elmo Lutjen. Funeral services will be Wednesday at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial in Laurel Oak Cemetery.

KELB, William Louis "Bill"
b: Mar 2 1919, near Lincoln, Benton Co, MO
d: Aug 2 1996, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Laurel Oak Cemetery KA-LY, Windsor, Windsor Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Hadley Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - William L. (Bill) Kelb, 77, Windsor, formerly of Springfield, died Friday afternoon, August 2, 1996, at the Golden Valley Memorial Hospital in Clinton. He was born March 2, 1919, near Lincoln, the son of Henry William Kelb and Rosa May (Huffman) Kelb. On March 16, 1947, in Windsor, at the Christian Church, he married Beulah Mae Lutjen, who survives of the home in Windsor. Mr. Kelb was vehicle service man for the Missouri Highway Department in Springfield for over 37 years before his retirement. He was a member of the Grant Avenue Baptist Church in Springfield. In addition to his wife, he is survived by a brother, Harold Kelb, Elkland; three sisters, Leota Fischer and Clare McCubbin, both of Lincoln and Fern Sweeny, Squim, Washington; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Glen and Herb. Funeral services were Monday, August 5, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial was in the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

KELCE, Dorothy Nell HOWARD
b: Aug 9 1921, Huntsville, Randolph Co, MO
d: Aug 2 1993, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur: Huntsville Cemetery, Huntsville, Randolph Co, MO
arr:
Consalus Funeral Homes
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Dorothy Nell (Howard) Kelce was born Monday, August 9, 1921, in Huntsville, the daughter of Clarence and Gladys (Derigne) Howard. She died August 2, 1993 at her home in Clinton. Dorothy was married to Herman M. Kelce on August 30, 1941 in Huntsville. To this union two children were born. She worked for Hosea J. Taylor Abstract, Huntsville, for several years. Dorothy and Herman moved to Clinton in 1958 where she worked for Jennings Abstract and then Floyd Jones, county recorder, for many years. Dorothy was a member of Huntsville First Baptist Church. She is survived by one son Gregory Lee Kelce of Clinton; one grandson Eric David; a brother John L. Howard of Brighton, Colorado, and a sister, Mrs. Sam (Anna Sue) Harris of Kirksville; four nieces and one nephew. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Herman, and an infant son Douglas; also a brother Clarence Bragg Howard. Funeral services were held Friday, August 6, at Consalus Chapel. Burial was in the Huntsville Cemetery, Huntsville, Mo.

KELLAND, Frank O.
b: Sep 30 1909, Montrose, Henry Co, MO
d: Jun 23 1994, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Montrose Cemetery, Montrose, Deepwater Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Consalus Funeral Homes

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Frank O. Kelland, 84, Clinton, died Thursday, June 23, 1994, at the Westwood Home of Clinton. He was born September 30, 1909, in Montrose, the son of Frank and M. Lucy Dugan Kelland. For many years he worked for the United States Postal Service and the Missouri Department of Conservation at the Montrose Wildlife Area. He was a member of the Montrose Methodist Church and the Clinton Masonic Lodge #548. Survivors include his wife Neva "Cubbie" Kelland of the home; two daughters, Bev. Hollinger of Forsythe and Bettie Skaggs of Ozark; a daughter-in-law Caryol Cummings of Gig Harbor, Washington; five grandchildren, Carla Cummings of Tacoma, Washington, Cim Nelson of Gig Harbor, Washington, Kandi Langham and Brett Skaggs, both of Ozark, Jeri Higgs of Nixa, and two great-grandchildren, Brittani and Kyle Langham. Funeral services were Monday, June 27, at the Consalus Chapel, Clinton. Burial was in Montrose Cemetery.

KELLAND, Neva E. "Cubby" BOLEYN CUMMINGS RODMAN
b: Sep 11 1903, Clayton Co, IA
d: Jun 16 2002, Hiawatha, Linn Co, IA
bur:
Englewood Cemetery KA-KY, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
arr: Consalus Funeral Homes

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jun 28 2002 - Neva E. "Cubby" Rodman Kelland was born in Clayton County, Iowa, September 11, 1903, the youngest of five children born to Samuel Albert and Margaret Lowe Boleyn. She died June 16, 2002, at Hiawatha Care Center in Hiawatha, Iowa. She married Francis "Bill" Cummings and later Evert Rodman. Cubby and Evert built the original Rock Village Motel, restaurant and service station in Clinton, which they owned and operated for many years. Preceding her in death were her parents; brothers, Benjamin, David and Walter Boleyn; one sister, Vena Boleyn Howland; husbands, Everet and Frank, and son, Albert "Bill" Cummings. Survivors include her daughter-in-law, Caryol M. Cummings, Wauna, Washington; two granddaughters, Cim Nelson and Carla Plemons, state of Washington; two step-grandchildren, Everett Mothersbaugh, Clinton, and Velma Fewell, Springfield; several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; plus a special niece, Helen C. Thompson, Hiawatha Care Center; special nephew, John Nydegger, Lewiston, Idaho; several great-nieces and nephews and great-great-nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held June 20 at the Consalus-Bradley Chapel. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery.

KELLER, Dorothy Ellen DEW
b: Jul 13 1911, Rifle, Garfield Co, CO
d: Feb 24 1998, Holden, Johnson Co, MO
bur:
Urich Cemetery, Bogard Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Ben Cast & Son-Wood Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Mar 2 1998 - Dorothy Ellen Keller, 86, Holden, died Tuesday, February 24, 1998, at her home. She was born July 13, 1911, in Rifle, Colorado, the daughter of Jence Leroy and Annie Laura (Huddleston) Dew. She married John W. Keller in Blairstown on September 10, 1930. Mr. Keller preceded her in death on June 6, 1972. Mrs. Keller lived in Blairstown and Urich most of her life and moved to Holden in 1975. She had worked at Unifemme Corporation in Warrensburg and at Holden Manufacturing Company in Holden and retired in 1975. She was a member of Blairstown Methodist Church. Surviving her are four sons, John W. Keller Jr., Browning, Charles L. Keller, Holden, James A. Keller, Chilhowee, and Donald D. Keller, Clinton; two daughters, Annie L. Morrison, Holden, and Sarah E. Brumfield, Flemington; 19 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by two daughters, Charlene and Virginia Keller; two brothers, Sam and Jack Dew, and one sister Maxine L. Dew. Funeral services were Friday, February 27, at Ben Cast and Son-Wood Funeral Home, Holden. Burial was at Urich Cemetery.

KELLER, Evelyn Merlene
b: Jan 17 1939
d: Jul 25 1998, Collins, St. Clair Co, MO
bur:
Brush Creek Cemetery, Collins, St. Clair Co, MO
arr: Sheldon-Goodrich Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Evelyn Merlene Keller, 59, Collins, died Saturday, July 25, 1998, at her home. She is survived by her husband Gerald, of the home; two sons, Jerry Keller of Collins and Rick Keller of Wheatland; one daughter, Margie Camacho of Humansville; one sister, Connie Sutt of Weaubleau; two grandchildren. Funeral services will be Tuesday, July 28, at the Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel in Osceola. Burial will be in the Brush Creek Cemetery, near Collins.

KELLER, Jerry M.
b: abt 1949
d: Aug 9 1997, Columbia, Boone Co, MO
bur:
Osceola Cemetery, Osceola, St. Clair Co, MO
arr: Sheldon-Goodrich Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Jerry M. Keller, 48, Osceola, died Saturday, August 9, 1997, at University Hospital in Columbia. He is survived by his parents, Roy and Darlene Keller of the home; one sister Mrs. Clara M. Swearengin of Overland Park, Kansas. Graveside services were Monday, August 11, at the Osceola Cemetery.

KELLER, Jewell
b: Feb 6 1905
d: Apr 20 2002, ElDorado Springs, Cedar Co, MO
bur:
Robinson Cemetery, Collins Twp, St. Clair Co, MO
arr: Sheldon-Goodrich Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 22 2002 - Jewell Keller, 97, Collins, died Saturday, April 20, 2002, at the Cedar County Memorial Hospital, ElDorado Springs. She was a housewife. Funeral services will be Tuesday, April 23, at the Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel, Osceola, with burial in Robinson Cemetery, near Collins.

KELLER, John Henry Sr.
b: Jul 13 1946, Ladue, Henry Co, MO
d: May 25 2006, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery KA-KY, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
arr: Vansant-Mills Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jun 26 2006 - John Henry Keller Sr. was born July 13, 1946, to Wallace Andrew "Doc" and Martha E. (Kerns) Keller, in LaDue, and died at his home in Clinton on May 25, 2006, at the age of 59 years. John had lived in this area most of his life. He was married to Debra Kay Eberting. He owned the Keller Construction Company for 25 years and he was the past president of the Eagles Lodge 3667 in Clinton. He is survived by his wife Debbie of the home; one son John Keller Jr. and wife Sally, and one daughter Patricia Ann Smith and husband David, all of Pensacola, Florida; two sisters, Shirley Clark of Appleton City and Goldie Hatch of Warsaw; mother-in-law Clairce Eberting; brother-in-law Steve Eberting and wife Dixie; sister-in-law Vicki Campbell and husband John, all of Clinton; as well as three grandchildren, Jonathon Keller, Erin Smith and Jordan Smith; numerous nieces, nephews, Friends and his very best friend Tipper. Funeral services were held at Vansant-Mills Chapel on Tuesday, May 30, with interment in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

KELLER, Mildred Gertrude SHANK
b: Jun 26 1913, Henry Co, MO
d: Apr 12 2003, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery KA-KY, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
arr: Consalus Funeral Homes

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, May 6 2003 - Mildred Gertrude Shank Keller was born June 26, 1913, in Henry County, daughter of Charles Henry and Dora Belle Hunt Shank. She married E. Lloyd Keller and he preceded her in death in 1974. Her parents, three sisters, May McNeely, Ora DeLozier, Opal DeLozier; two brothers, Glen Shank and Jesse Shank; two grandsons, Michael Swabby and Dennis Swabby, and one great-granddaughter, Jamie Carroll, also preceded her in death. She worked for several area newspapers, among them the Clinton and Windsor papers. She also worked at CMSU as dorm mother. She was instrumental in organizing the Henry County Historical Society and served as the first president. She was a member of the Golden Valley Hospital Auxiliary and the Writers' Guild. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Clinton and the Spirit Lifters (the senior adult choir), XYZ and the WMU group. Survivors include three daughters, Francine Keller, Warrensburg, Doriene Swabby and husband Gene, Connie Jones and husband Darrell, all of Clinton; five grandchildren, Douglas Jones and wife Debbie, David Jones, Janet Swabby, Sue Steward and husband, Bill, Sandra Carroll and husband, John; five great-grandchildren, J. R. Carroll, Michaela Carroll, Jesse Jones, Kyle Jones and Clayton Steward. Funeral services were held April 16 at Consalus-Bradley Chapel. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery.

KELLER, Roy B.
b: Oct 20 1923
d: Jan 8 2004, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Osceola Cemetery, Osceola, St. Clair Co, MO
arr: Sheldon-Goodrich Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 9 2004 - Roy B. Keller, 80, Osceola, a farmer, died Thursday, January 8, 2004, at Golden Valley Hospital in Clinton. Funeral services will be Monday, January 12, at Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel in Osceola. Burial will be in Osceola Cemetery.

KELLER, Sondra Jane MILLER
b: Aug 8 1954, St. Joseph, Buchanan Co, MO
d: Jul 4 1999, Appleton City, St. Clair Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery KA-KY, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Sondra Jane Keller, 44, died Sunday, July 4, 1999, at the Ellett Memorial Hospital in Appleton City. She was born in St. Joseph, the daughter of Thomas Jefferson and Elizabeth Jane Hightower Miller. Graveside services will be Thursday, July 8, at the Englewood Cemetery. She is survived by two sons, Donald Delmar Keller Jr. and John Thomas Keller of Knob Noster; her mother Elizabeth Harvey of Clinton; one brother Thomas Jefferson Jr. of Bakersfield, California; five sisters, Sharon Clay of Clinton, Carolyn Burris of Chilhowee, Beverly Corum of Clinton, Patty Grafrath of Marthasville, and Jere Robinson of Farmersville, California; one grandson John Thomas Keller Jr. and one step-granddaughter Brittany Rohr, both of Knob Noster. She was preceded in death by her father an done brother Robert Harvey.

KELLEY, Ella M.
b: Feb 22 1900, Collins, St. Clair Co, MO
d: Mar 2 1997, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Macedonia Cemetery, Doyal Twp, St. Clair Co, MO
arr: Sheldon-Goodrich Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Ella M. Kelley, 97, Humansville, formerly of Lowry City, died Sunday, March 2, 1997, at Golden Valley Memorial Hospital. She was born February 22, 1900, in Collins. She was a lifelong resident of St. Clair County. She was a homemaker. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Lowry City. She was preceded in death by her husband Cole B. Kelley; one daughter Willa Dean Boyd; one grandson Scott W. Kelley; one granddaughter Judith Ann Corbin, and one great-grandson Bobby Gene Plott. She is survived by two sons, Dillard "Deacon" Kelley of Yuma, Arizona, and Bill Kelley of Clearwater, Florida; two daughters, Mary R. Chandler of Bloomington, Indiana, and Cleota B. Cox of Lowry City; 11 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and 21 great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be Wednesday, March 5, at the Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel in Osceola. Burial will be in the Macedonia Cemetery, Osceola.

KELLEY, Floyd J.
b: Jan 8 1910, Pineville, McDonald Co, MO
d: Oct 7 1991, Lamar, CO
bur:
Laurel Oak Cemetery KA-LY, Windsor, Windsor Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Hadley Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Floyd J. Kelley, 81, formerly of Windsor, died Monday, October 7 in Lamar, Colorado. He was born January 8, 1910 in Pineville, Mo., the son of William David and Mahalli Cook Kelley. On December 10, 1949, in Butler, he married Olive V. Warrington who preceded him in death on March 4, 1991. He was an inspector for the Missouri Department of Liquor Control and a member of the Missouri Peach Officers Association. Mr. Kelley is survived by two daughters, Nadelle Phillips of Lamar, Colorado, and Julia Rowene Montgomery of Moore, Oklahoma; one son, David Kelley of Liberty; one sister, Ollie Shirt, Webb City; 13 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday, October 12 at Hadley Funeral Home in Windsor. Burial was at Laurel Oak Cemetery in Windsor.

KELLEY, Harold Dean
b: Oct 26 1933, Desha, Independence Co, AR
d: Aug 16 2005, Lenexa, Johnson Co, KS
bur:
Appleton City Cemetery, Appleton City, St. Clair Co, MO
arr: Hill & Son Funeral Home

Appleton City MO - Harold Dean Kelley, the son of Bruce and Lois (Bruce) Kelley, was born on October 26, 1933 in Desha, Arkansas.  He passed away on August 16, 2005 in Lenexa Kansas, surrounded by his daughters. Dean attended college at Murray, Kentucky.  He joined the Air Force in 1954 and worked as a computer engineer. He served one tour in Viet Nam and was stationed at many bases in the United States, Japan and Africa.  He retired from the Air Force in 1974, and then worked for Unisys as an independent contractor to Whiteman Air Force Base.  He retired in 1993. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Charles Kelley, and wife Janet Auld Kelley.  He is survived by his children, John Hannum of Iola, Kansas, Deanna Gobble and husband Jim of Baltimore, Maryland, Wendy Arwood and husband Randy of Appleton City, Missouri, Susan Hamilton and husband Mike of Anchorage, Alaska, Sandy Kelley of Lenexa, Kansas and Jodi Mears and husband Derrick of Bellingham, Washington, sister, Carol Jean Robinson and husband Jim of Frankfort, Kentucky, brother, Wesley Kelley and wife Donna  of St. Louis, Missouri, aunt, Jean Insell and husband Charles of Desha, Arkansas, grandchildren, Danny Gobble, Ryan Solusod, Amie Neal, Kyle Arwood, Jade Mears, Frank, Luke, Matt and Johnny Hannum, great-grandchildren, Haylee and Kaden Sieleman, several cousins, nieces and nephews. He was a loving husband, father, brother, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend.  He loved all sports and played basketball in high school, and baseball and basketball in college and in the Air Force.  He also loved playing pinochle, darts, ping-pong and attending auctions.  He loved camping and was a member of the Wings around Tiger Town camping club based in Columbia, Missouri.  He spent the winter months of every year in Harlingen, Texas at the Fig Tree RV Resort. He loved camping and traveled many miles in his motor home.  He will be missed by all who had the privilege of knowing him. Funeral services were Saturday, August 20, at Hill & Son Funeral Home, Appleton City, with burial in Appleton City Cemetery.

KELLEY, James Henry
b: Mar 25 1862, near Hillsboro, OH
d: Jan 14 1942, Calhoun, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - James Henry Kelly died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Orville Box, of Calhoun, January 14, 1942, at 11:15 a.m. He was born near Hillsboro, Ohio, March 25th, 1862, and when quite young came to Missouri with his parents, locating on a farm near Roseland. Mr. Kelly married Georgia Ann Burton, February 2, 1885. This union was blessed with four children, one dying in infancy and another, Mrs. Robert Smith, dying December 20, 1934. Those surviving are: Waldo Kelly of Kansas City, and Mrs. Box of Calhoun. Mrs. Kelly preceded the husband in death February 8, 1938. Since then he made his home with his daughter, Mrs. Box. He united with the Calhoun Christian Church in 1909. Besides his children, he is survived by 12 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren; also a brother in Spokane, Wash. He was a quiet, honest, peaceful, home-loving citizen, and had many friends. Funeral services were held at the home last Thursday. Burial was beside his wife in the Calhoun cemetery.

KELLEY, James W.
b: Oct 20 1913, near Osceola, St. Clair Co, MO
d: Jul 1 1994, Osceola, St. Clair Co, MO
bur:
Macedonia Cemetery, Doyal Twp, St. Clair Co, MO
arr: Sheldon-Goodrich Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - James W. Kelley, 80, Osceola, died Friday, July 1, 1994, at his home. Mr. Kelley was born near Osceola and was a longtime area resident. He was a 20 year veteran of the U.S. Navy, retiring in 1963. He was a member of the Vista United Methodist Church. He is survived by his wife Esther, of the home; one sister, Mrs. Mildred Frazee of Springhill, Ks.; two half-sisters, Mrs. Beulah Roberts of Willow Springs and Mrs. Aline Hunt of Mountain View; one stepson, A. C. Woods of Osceola; two stepdaughters, Maxine Woods and Rayona Harris of Raytown; five step-grandchildren; 10 step-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Tuesday at Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel in Osceola. Burial was in the Macedonia Cemetery near Osceola.

KELLEY, Joe Bill
b: Dec 17 1940, Frankfort, IN
d: Dec 1 1996, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur: Cremation
arr:
Vansant-Mills Funeral Home
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Joe Bill Kelley, son of Charles and Martha Kelley was born December 17, 1940, in Frankfort, Indiana, and died Sunday, December 1, 1996, at his home in Clinton. Joe lived in Kokomo, Indiana, where he worked for the Chrysler Corporation as a machinist until 1972. He then moved to Stone Lake, Wisconsin, where he was a fishing guide. In Wisconsin he was a member of the VFW and drove the VA bus to Minneapolis to take veterans to the VA Hospital. He was married to his first wife Karen for 35 years until she died in 1991. He married Loretta in October of 1994. He was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife Karen, his grandmother and an aunt and uncle. He is survived by his wife Loretta of the home; three sons, Sgt. First Class Michael Kelley of Ft. Leonard Wood, Christopher Kelley of Hayward, Wisconsin, and Randy Kelley of Rice Lake, Wisconsin; one daughter, Teresa Kelley of the state of Indiana; his mother and father-in-law, Dora and Allan High of Clinton and four grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the Vansant-Mills Chapel Tuesday, December 3, followed by cremation.

KELLEY, John Howard
b: Jan 8 1920, Camden Point, Platte Co, MO
d: May 15 2001, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur: Mt. Moriah Cemetery, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
arr:
Vansant-Mills Funeral Home
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jun 5 2001 - John Howard Kelley, son of Charles Henry and Minnie Edith Dorsom Kelley, was born January 8, 1920, in Camden Point, and died Tuesday, May 15, at Golden Valley Memorial Hospital, Clinton. John was married to Mary Beth Thurman on March 10, 1946 in Atchison, Kansas, and to this union three children were born. They lived in Kansas City where John worked for the Bendix Corporation as a machinist for 27 years before retiring in 1985. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Clinton and the VFW Post 1894, Clinton. He loved to fish and taught his grandsons to fish. He is survived by his wife, Mary Beth, of the home; one son, Michael Kelley and wife, Cheryl of Kansas City, Kansas; two daughters, Susan Payne and husband, Terry, Kansas City, Kansas, and Jeannie Kelley of Edwardsville, Kansas; one sister, Anna Cleveland of Grandview, as well as six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the Vansant-Mills Chapel on Thursday, May 17. Graveside services and burial was in the Mt. Moriah Cemetery, Kansas City.

KELLEY, Lonnie Alonzo
b: Aug 12 1891, Little Rock, AR
d: Jul 5 1973, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Maplewood Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Sickman & Dunning Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Funeral services for Lonnie Alonzo Kelley were held today at Sickman-Dunning Funeral Home. Burial was in Maplewood Cemetery, Brownington. Mr. Kelley, 81, Brownington, died Thursday morning, June 5, 1973, at Chastain's Nursing Home, Clinton. He was born Aug. 12, 1891 in Little Rock, Arkansas. Survivors include two daughters, Geneva Sandborn, Mansfield, Ohio, and Clara Kelley May, Hot Springs, Arkansas; and one sister, Mrs. Mae Walters, Brownington.

KELLEY, Rockie Ethel SHANNON
b: Jul 10 1904, Chilhowee, Johnson Co, MO
d: Jun 10 1998, Concordia, Lafayette Co, MO
bur:
Shiloh Cemetery, Post Oak Twp, Johnson Co, MO
arr: Williams Funeral Chapel

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jun 11 1998 - Rockie Ethel (Shannon) Kelley, 93, Concordia, died at Good Shepherd Nursing Home Wednesday, June 10, 1998. She was born July 10, 1904, in Chilhowee, the daughter of Silas L. Shannon and Bertie James Shannon. She was a school teacher at grade schools at St. Charles and other states. She graduated from Chilhowee High School in 1922 and was a graduate of the State Teachers College, Warrensburg, and Maryville Teachers College. She married Lloyd Kelley in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He preceded her in death. She was a member of Shiloh Cumberland Presbyterian Church. She is survived by a niece, Danna Boosinger, Knob Noster; one cousin, Calvin Jones, Warrensburg; two nephews, Marion Jean Shannon and Delmer Shannon, both of St. Louis. She was preceded in death by one nephew, Dale Shannon, and two brothers, Marion and Walter Shannon. Funeral services will be Saturday, June 13, at the Williams Funeral Chapel, Warrensburg. Burial will be in Shiloh Cemetery, Chilhowee.

KELLY, Carol Ann ASH
b: Apr 17 1991, Pleasant Hill, Cass Co, MO
d: Jun 14 2006, Oak Grove, Jackson Co, MO
bur:
Appleton City Cemetery, Appleton City, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jun 16 2006 - Carol Ann Kelly, the daughter of Elmer C. and Virginia (Black) Ash was born on April 17, 1931 in Pleasant Hill, Missouri. She passed away on June 14, 2006 at the Oak Grove Nursing and Rehab in Oak Grove, Missouri. Carol lived most of her life in the Appleton City, Missouri area, where she and her husband Lloyd were partners in business as well as life. They owned and operated Kelly Medical Supply and co-owned Kelly-Walker Furniture with their dear friends Harry and Jean Walker. Carol was a devoted and deeply loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Her greatest pleasure came from doing things for her family and friends. She was a faithful member of the Trinity United Methodist Church and SSP women's group until her health no longer permitted her to be active. She served as an officer for the United Methodist Women for several years and was also a member of the Appleton City Library Board. She was united in marriage on January 7, 1947 to Lloyd Dean Kelly. To this union of 48 years three children were born. She was preceded in death by her parents, step-mother Faye (Ditty) Ash, one infant brother, her husband and daughter Nancy Gragg Weedman. She is survived by her daughter Barbara Jean Hedger and husband Jerry of Buckner, Missouri, son Larry Kelly and wife Karla of Appleton City, grandchildren; Scott and Kerrie Hedger of Kingsville, Missouri, Mark and DeAnna Hedger of Lebannon, Missouri, Lisa (Gragg) and Jeff Mattson of Blue Springs, Missouri, Kris and Vanessa Kelly and Brett Kelly of Springfield, Missouri, three great-grandchildren, Abby, Libby, and Tucker Mattson, son-in-law Richard Weedman, sister Ella May Rinehart and husband Jim, sister-in-law Allyene Brownsberger, nieces, nephews, and many beloved friends. Funeral services were June 19, 2006, at Hill & Son Funeral Home, Appleton City. Interment in Appleton City Cemetery.

KELLY, Clayton Dale
b: Oct 27 1937, Pettis Co, MO
d: Apr 5 1993, San Antonio, Bexar Co, TX
bur:
Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery, San Antonio, Bexar Co, TX
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Clayton Dale Kelly, San Antonio, Tx., died Monday, April 5, 1993 at the Lackland Air Force Base Hospital. Dale was born October 27, 1937 in Pettis County, oldest son of the late James and Fern Johnson Kelly. He is survived by his wife Helene of the home; a son James Dean and Donna Kelly, San Antonio; two daughters, Debbie and Mike Abrego, San Antonio, Ginger and Mark Leonard, Mansfield, Tx. and six grandchildren. Also surviving are four sisters, Joan sites, Creighton, Louise Rolstin, Windsor, Joyce Kelso, Warrensburg; Thelma Hill, Grapevine, Tx.; one brother James Robert Kelly, Vida, Or., and several nieces and nephews. Mr. Kelly retired after 21 1/2 years in the USAF. Seventeen of those years were spent in the Secret Service. He was an active member of the VFW, DAV and Cootie-Pup Tent No. 88. Funeral services were held Thursday, April 8, at Brookehill Chapel in San Antonio. Graveside services and burial with full military honors followed at the Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery.

KELLY, Everett Rev.
b: May 19 1915, ElDorado Springs, Cedar Co, MO
d: Sep 29 1995, Windsor, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Laurel Oak Cemetery KA-LY, Windsor, Windsor Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Hadley Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Rev. Everett Kelly, 80, Windsor, died Saturday, September 29, 1995, at the Truman Valley Health Care Nursing Home in Windsor. He was born May 19, 1915, in ElDorado Springs, the son of Walter E. Kelly and Hattie Phegley Kelly. On December 24, 1937, in Springfield, he married Odessa Mae Simmons, who survives of the Truman Valley Health Care Nursing Home in Windsor. Rev. Kelly was an Assembly of God pastor for 30 years before his retirement in 1982. He remained active in part-time ministry for several years after his retirement from full time ministry and was also active in the Windsor Senior Center. In addition to his wife he is survived by a son Larry Kelly, Windsor; two daughters, Barbara Ray, Kansas, and Judy Benefield, Oak Grove; eight grandchildren, Darlene, Denise, Scott, James, Paula, amy, Pam and Teresa; nine great-grandchildren, Mariah, Brady, Mechelle, Justin, Laura, Tessa, Sarah, Serena and Myah; a brother Walter Edsel Kelly, Phoenix, Arizona, and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a son William Patrick Kelly. Funeral services will be Wednesday, October 4, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial will be in the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

KELLY, Gerald E. "Jerry"
b: Aug 24 1937, Omaha, Douglas Co, NE
d: May 2 1999, Clinton, Henry Co, MO

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Gerald (Jerry) E. Kelly, 61, died Sunday, May 2, 1999, at Golden Valley Hospital. A funeral Mass will be Wednesday, May 5, at Holy Rosary Catholic Church. He was born and raised in Omaha, Nebraska. He and his family moved to Clinton in 1984. He was employed at the Clinton Public School District for 10 years, four of which he was the custodial supervisor. He also served as the custodian at Holy Rosary School for 13 years. Jerry was a member of Holy Rosary Parish and a member of the Knights of Columbus. He is survived by his wife Margaret (Marge) Kelly of the home; one son and two daughters, Chris Kelly, Kansas City, Kansas, Colleen Melchior, Grandview, and Amy Knight, Independence; two grandsons; his mother Catherine Kelly, Omaha, Nebraska; one brother John Kelly, Omaha, Nebraska, and one sister Margaret Artman, Colorado Springs, Colorado. He was preceded in death by his father James C. Kelly.

KELLY, Lloyd Dean
b: Apr 2 1930, Nevada, Vernon Co, MO
d: Jan 28 1995, ElDorado Springs, Cedar Co, MO
bur:
Appleton City Cemetery, Appleton City, St. Clair Co, MO
arr: Hill & Son Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Lloyd Dean Kelly was born April 2, 1930 in Nevada, the son of Clyde and Myrtle Wilson Kelly. He died January 28, 1995, at the Cedar County Memorial Hospital in ElDorado Springs at the age of 64 years, nine months, 26 days. He was a lifelong resident of Appleton City. His interest in the community led him to be involved in the city council for many years. He was instrumental in establishing the Colonial Manor Nursing Home where he served as a board member. He was also a member of the Appleton City Volunteer Fire Department until his health no longer allowed him to do so. He was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church in Appleton City. A leader in the community, he owned and operated Kelly Medical Supply in a family business for 40 years. In 1967 Lloyd and Harry Walker collaborated in opening Kelly-Walker Furniture. He was also known by his great talent as a gardener. He took great pride in growing a large garden to share with his family, friends and neighbors. He was united in marriage to Carol Ann Ash on January 7, 1947. His first priority was his family. His children and grandchildren were a constant source of pleasure to him. He was preceded in death by his father Clyde, and an infant twin brother Boyd Gene. Survivors include his wife Carol, of the home; three children, Barbara Jean Hedger and husband Jerry of Buckner, Nancy Sue Gragg of Kansas City, and Larry Dean Kelly and wife Karla, of Appleton City; his mother Myrtle of Appleton City, and one sister, Allyene Brownsberger of Destin, Fl. He is also survived by five grandchildren, Scott Hedger and wife Kerrie of Kingsville, Mark Hedger of Knob Noster, Lisa Mattson and husband Jeff of Blue Springs, and Kristopher and Brett Kelly of Appleton City, several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held at Hill & Son Funeral Home, Tuesday, January 31. Burial was in Appleton City Cemetery.

KELLY, Mary E.
b: Sep 14 1905, Kansas City, Wyandotte Co, KS
d: Dec 15 1996, Hermitage, Hickory Co, MO
bur:
Macedonia Cemetery, Doyal Twp, St. Clair Co, MO
arr: Sheldon-Goodrich Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Mrs. Mary E. Kelly, 91, Osceola, died Sunday, December 15, 1996, at Hermitage Park care Center. Mrs. Kelly was born in Kansas City, Kansas. She was a longtime Independence resident. She is survived by two sons, William Kelly of Collins and Bob Kelly of Osceola; seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be Wednesday, December 18, at the Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel in Osceola. Burial will be in the Macedonia Cemetery, Osceola.

KELLY, Myrtle Marie WILSON
b: Jan 13 1901, near Montrose, Henry Co, MO
d: Feb 24 1997, Appleton City, St. Clair Co, MO
bur:
Appleton City Cemetery, Appleton City, St. Clair Co, MO
arr: Hill & Son Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Myrtle Marie Kelly, 96, died Monday, February 24, 1997, at the Appleton City Manor Nursing Home. She was born January 13, 1901, to George W. and Maude (Noble) Wilson, near Montrose. Her early schooling was at Montrose Elementary and Clinton High School. She received her teaching certificate from Central Missouri State Teachers College. She taught several years in the Montrose School District. She was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church and an active member of the United Methodist Women as long as her health permitted. She was a Past Matron of the Order of the Eastern Star, Olive Branch Chapter 157. She was a faithful member for 76 years. She was a kind and gentle lady who is remembered fondly for her pleasant and fun-loving nature. She enjoyed expressing herself in poetry. Her family dinners were always a special occasion with deliciously prepared food and much thought given to the presentation. The time spent at Kelly's Drug Store visiting with and waiting on customers was an additional source of pleasure to her. She was united in marriage to Clyde Kelly on October 9, 1926. She was preceded in death by an infant son Boyd Gene; husband Clyde, and son Lloyd Dean. She is survived by one daughter Allyene Brownsberger of Destin, Florida, and daughter-in-law Carol Kelly of Appleton City; nine grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be Thursday, February 27, at Hill & Son Funeral Home, Appleton City. Burial will be in the Appleton City Cemetery.

KELLY, Odessa May SIMMONS
b: Sep 27 1917, Tiffin, St. Clair Co, MO
d: Mar 30 1996, Windsor, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Laurel Oak Cemetery KA-LY, Windsor, Windsor Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Hadley Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Odessa May Kelly, 78, Windsor, died Saturday morning, March 30, 1996, at the Truman Valley Health Care Nursing Home in Windsor. She was born September 27, 1917, in Tiffin, the daughter of Claude A. Simmons and Maggie Fischer Simmons. On December 24, 1937, in Springfield, she married Rev. Everett Kelly, who preceded her in death September 30, 1995. Mrs. Kelly was a homemaker and a pastor's wife. She was a member of the Windsor Assembly of God Church and a former member of the Henry County Chapter D.A.R. Survivors include a son Larry Kelly, Windsor; two daughters, Barbara Ray, Kansas City, and Judy Benefiel, Oak Grove; eight grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren; three brothers, Bill Simmons, Pleasant Hill, California, Richard Simmons, Clear Lake Oaks Ca., and Bob Schnoebelen, Butler; two sisters, Edith Heckman, Pen Valley, Ca., and Betty Schnoebelen, Clinton. In addition to her husband, Mrs. Kelly was preceded in death by a son William Patrick Kelly in 1967. Funeral services will be Tuesday, April 2, at Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial will be in the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

KELSAY, Ralph W.
b: Jan 3 1917, near Dederick, Vernon Co, MO
d: Jul 31 2002, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Norris Cemetery, Big Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Consalus Funeral Homes

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Aug 15 2002 - Ralph W. Kelsay, only child of Rev. H.K. and Anna Pearl Hale Kelsay, was born January 2, 1917, near Dederick in Vernon County. He died Wednesday, July 31, 2002, at the Clinton Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Clinton. The family moved to Urich in November 1924. He graduated from the Bunker Hill one-room rural school in 1931 and from Urich High School in 1935. February 15, 1941, Ralph married Mary Fern Klopfenstein. They became the parents of four sons. After farming for 10 years, Ralph and Fern bought the Farmers Elevator in Urich. They continued in the feed-grain and farm supply business from January 2, 1951, until June 1, 1983. Ralph served many years on local school boards and was also on the board of the Grandriver Senior Housing. Ralph became a Christian while a young teenager and served his Lord through the Urich Baptist Church for many years. He was a deacon for over 60 years. Preceding him in death were his parents and two brothers-in-law, Chester Klopfenstein and Wilbur Hastings. He is survived by Fern, his wife of 61 years; four sons, William R. and wife Carolyn, James R. and wife Linda, all of Urich, Robert W., Salisbury, David R. and wife Joyce, Clinton; eight grandchildren, Sherry Moore and husband, Mike, Shanda Sander and husband Kevin, Rebecca Fowler and husband Randy, Rachael Chapman and husband Christopher, Jill, Frank, Michael and Joe Kelsay; three great-grandchildren, Dallas and Kelsay Sander and Emma Moore; two sisters-in-law, Erma Plank and husband, Robert, Margaret Hastings and other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held August 3 at the Urich Baptist Church. Burial was in Norris Cemebery under the direction of the Consalus-Bradley Funeral Home.

KELSEY, Herbert Ross
b: Apr 7 1913, Cameron, Clinton Co, MO
d: May 19 1999, near Buffalo, Dallas Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery KA-KY, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Herbert Ross Kelsey, 86, Clinton, died May 19, 1999, while fishing on the Niangua River near Buffalo, Missouri. He was born April 7, 1913, in Cameron, son of Herbert Clement and Addie Ross Kelsey. "As a sophomore, I met a petite 4'11" blue-eyed brunette." Her name was Lois Ballinger. When they were 24, they married on May 28, 1937. To this union two children were born, Jean Louise and Donald Ross. Mr. Kelsey's life revolved around his family, friends, fishing and music. He was a well known and respected music teacher for 33 years. An accomplished violist, he often performed and sang in the choir at the United Methodist Church where he was a member. He was a former member of the Missouri Bandmaster Association and the rotary Club. For many years, Mr. Kelsey led the Clinton Municipal Band and lately participated in the Clinton Community Band and the Chancel Choir Band. He was serving as legislation chairman for the Retired Teachers Association of Henry County and was a lifetime member of the Missouri State Teachers Association. Mr. Kelsey received his bachelor degree in music education at Central Methodist College in Fayette in 1936 and his master's degree in music education from central Missouri State University in 1959. He taught vocal and instrumental music in Middleton, alma, Windsor and Clinton. In Windsor he also served as junior high principal and basketball coach during World War II. During his career in Clinton, he taught vocal and instrumental music until 1959. At this time he formed a dance band which played for dances at nearby schools. This later developed into the high school jazz band. He began floating on Missouri Rivers when he moved to Clinton in 1955, logging over 5,000 miles, 300 trips alone were on the Niangua River. He was an avid trout fisherman and a very cautious, astute navigator of this river. According to good friend, John Kammeyer, in 35 years of trips with him he had never capsized. He shared this joy of nature and sport with many friends, family and students who gained respect for his ability and enthusiasm. He is survived by his wife Lois of the home; a daughter Jean Graham and husband John of Jackson; one son Dr. Donald Kelsey of Houston, Texas; a brother Robert Kelsey of Shenandoah, Iowa; a sister Mrs. Lois Billings of Kansas City. Also surviving are two grandchildren, Janelle Sachse and husband Nick, and Jeff Graham and wife Rhonda; four great-grandchildren; three nieces and two nephews. Mr. Kelsey was preceded in death by a sister Mildred Shultz. The service was held on Saturday, May 22, at the United Methodist Church in Clinton. Burial was at Englewood Cemetery.

KELSEY, Lois Ethel BALLINGER
b: Mar 22 1913, Cameron, Clinton Co, MO
d: May 23 2002, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery KA-KY, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
arr: Consalus Funeral Homes

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, May 24 2002 - Lois Kelsey, 89, Clinton, died Thursday, May 23, 2002, at Golden Valley Hospital after a short illness. - Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jun 3 2002 - Lois Ethel Ballinger Kelsey was born on the family farm near Cameron on March 22, 1913, to Roy and Evelyn Ballinger. Lois graduated from Cameron High School in 1931. Because she had enjoyed teaching young children in Sunday School, she earned a Life Diploma to teach elementary school in 1933 from Northwest Missouri State Teachers College. Her life's work was devoted to her husband, to her children, to learning and to teaching. She taught in Marysville four years until she married her high school sweetheart, H. Ross Kelsey, on May 28, 1937. They shared over 60 years together before his death May 19, 1999. Lois and Ross first lived in Alma, where Ross taught school. They moved to Windsor in 1938, where their children, Jean Louise and Donald Ross, were born. In 1955, they moved to Clinton and Lois resumed teaching first and second graders at Calhoun in 1956. She earned her B.S. degree in Education from Central Missouri State College in 1959. In 1966, she taught kindergarten in Clinton for another two years and also received her Master's degree from CMSU in 1970. After 24 years as an educator in Missouri schools, Lois retired in 1976. Lois enjoyed volunteering for the Auxiliary of Golden Valley Hospital. She was an active member of Delta Kappa Gamma Society of University Women, Methodist Church Bible Study Group, United Methodist Women, Hutcherson-Adkins Circle, Cosmos-Mary de la Vergne Study Club, Henry County Retired Teachers Association and the All-Faiths Bible Club. Her favorite pastimes were reading, crossword puzzles, playing piano, history, travel and precious time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Although small in stature and quiet by nature, Lois had a profound, lasting influence on her family and many students because of her love, faith, encouragement and caring that touched all who knew her. Her family would like to thank her friends for returning this love and support. Besides her husband, Ross, she was preceded in death by her parents and brother, Roland. Lois is survived by her daughter, Jean Kelsey Graham and husband, John, Jackson; by son, Dr. Donald Ross Kelsey of Houston, Texas; granddaughter, Janelle Sachse and husband, Nick; grandson, Jeffrey Graham and wife, Rhonda; great-grandchildren, Danielle Graham, Kelsey Sachse, Shanen Graham, Caleb Sachse; four nieces and two nephews. Services were held at the United Methodist church, Clinton, on Tuesday, May 28. Interment was in the Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

KELTNER, Doyle Emmit
b: Jan 20 1941, Camden Co, MO
d: Dec 7 2002, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur: Cremation
arr:
Consalus Funeral Homes
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Dec 10 2002 - Doyle Emmit Keltner, 61, Clinton, died at his home Saturday, December 7, 2002. He was born January 20, 1941, in Camden County, son of Emmet Roy and Ferby Inez Kincaide. He was retired from Ford Motor Company. He served in the United States Marines. Survivors include one daughter, Rhonda McDonnell; one son, Doyle Quinn Keltner, both of the home, and four grandchildren, Mara Joell McDonnell, Michael Joseph McConnell, Alice Ferby Keltner and Brook Marie Keltner. Cremation.

KELTNER, Maurice J.
b: Jan 21 1904
d: Mar 25 1997, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
bur: Floral Hills Cemetery, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Maynard Knutson of Clinton was notified Wednesday evening of the death of his brother-in-law Maurice J. Keltner, 92, Kansas City. Mr. Keltner was the brother of Mr. Knutson's wife Peaches Knutson, who passed away a number of years ago. Mr. Keltner was born in Kansas City, the oldest of 12 children, and sold newspapers on streetcars there when he was eight years old. He also sold groceries and delivered them by horse and wagon when he was 14. He later worked for Southwestern Bell and was with the company for 42 years. Survivors include four children and a number of other family members. Mr. Keltner died Tuesday, March 25, at Research Medical center. Funeral services will be Friday at Newcomer's Floral Hills.

KEMP, Harry
b: Aug 8 1848, England
d: Dec 29 1896, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery KA-KY, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - The sudden death of our esteemed fellow citizen, Harry Kemp, which occurred Tuesday afternoon at his residence on the corner of Third and Green, appalled the entire community. But a short while before the fatal hour, he was conversing with neighbors about the secretaryship of the local Masonic orders and anticipating with pleasure the New Year's reception. He had been troubled with rheumatism for some time and was accustomed to taking aconite in small doses and on this occasion it is supposed that his pain was so intense he inadvertently took an overdose. His family were at the home of his father-in-law, W. H. McAdow, where all were to have dined and he was to join them, but on going home he was stricken with sudden and excruciating pain, to relieve which he took recourse to his bottle of aconite. A little son came to hurry him to dinner but was told his father was too sick to come. His wife was soon beside him and becoming alarmed and called medical assistance, but attempts to counteract the deadly poison were in vain and the spirit of Harry Kemp winged its way to the Maker. He was born in England in 1848, where he learned the carpenter's trade and became expert as a draughtsman. He came to the United States and engaged in contracting and building. He came to Clinton about 20 years ago, was a member of several Masonic orders and of the Episcopal church. Burial in Englewood.

KEMP, Minnie McADOW
b: Aug 30 1855, Chillicothe, Livingston Co, MO
d: Nov 10 1934, Pasadena, Los Angeles Co, CA
bur:
Englewood Cemetery KA-KY, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Mrs. Minnie McAdow Kemp died at 4:10 a.m. Saturday, November 10 at 955 East Villa street, Pasadena, California, where she resided with her son W. H. Kemp and her daughter Mrs. R. H. Brandt. Mrs. Kemp was born August 30, 1855, in Chillicothe, Ohio, and was married 58 years ago to Harry Kemp at Jefferson City. They came to Clinton about two years alter and the Kemp home for many years was at the northeast corner of Third and Green street in the house now owned by Mrs. Jesse Cook. Mr. Kemp was an architect, many of the older and more substantial business houses and homes were designed by him, among them being the Woods Hotel, now known as the Cozart, the Episcopal church, the Elks Club and Salinger shoe store building, and the homes of Rev. A. N. Lindsay, formerly the Haysler place, and the late Harve Salmon. Mr. Kemp preceded his wife in death in 1896, so Mrs. Kemp took her family to Chicago in 1902. Mrs. Kemp was ambitious for her children and dedicated her life to furthering their success. Hers was a full and busy life, as she reared her family and guided them into useful Christian paths, making them substantial, upright citizens. Her nature was always gentle and happy and people loved her for her sweetness and helpful kindness. Since July 4, 1920, she resided in Pasadena, going there from Chicago. She was a devout Christian, being a member of the Episcopal Church, and worshipped the Father daily in her manner of living, setting forth a righteous example for those who would follow the truth as given by the Lord. In Clinton, Mrs. Kemp was a charter member of the Eastern Star, and belonged to the Normal Park chapter at Chicago. In Pasadena she was a member of the Pasadena Assembly No. 44 Social Order of the Beauceant. Surviving her are seven children one having preceded her in death. The living are: Mrs. F. A. Beach, Glendale, Calif.; Mrs. R. H. Brandt, Pasadena; Mrs. C. A. Johnson, Maywood, Ill.; William H. Kemp, Pasadena; George L. Kemp, Cheyenne, Wyo.; Harry S. Kemp, Chicago; John T. Kemp, Glencoe, Ill. Funeral services were held November 13 in the Little Church of the Flowers in California. The body, accompanied by W. H. Kemp, was brought to Clinton services were Saturday afternoon. Burial was in Englewood.

KEMP, Nellie E.
b: Jul 18 1881, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
d: Feb 8 1902, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery KA-KY, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Missouri, Feb 15 1902 - Miss Nellie Kemp, third daughter of the late Harry and Mrs. Minnie Kemp, who was just entering into the bloom of womanhood, and by whose admirable ways was beloved by all who knew her, was suddenly summoned to meet her God Saturday night. Miss Nellie had been troubled with violent nervous attacks for some time. Saturday night, about 10 o'clock, she was taken with one of these, during which time a blood vessel broke, resulting in an internal hemorrhage and caused her death about midnight. Funeral services were at St. Paul's, with the solemn but beautiful service of the Episcopal church. Members of the Order of the Eastern Star escorted the body of their sister from the family residence to the church, thence to Englewood. The grave was entirely lined with evergreens and covered with an evergreen blanket, across which "Nellie" was embroidered in white flowers. Over this were laid the many beautiful floral offerings from sorrowing friends in Clinton and St. Louis. Miss Nelle was born in Clinton July 18, 1881 and was just 20. She was confirmed in the Episcopal church at 15 and spent a great deal of her time studying music. She was an exceedingly good performer on the piano.

KEMPER, Charles Keil
b: Aug 14 1930, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
d: Mar 23 2004, Granite Bay, Placer Co, CA
bur: Roseville Cemetery, Roseville, CA

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Mar 26 2004 - Charles Keil Kemper of Granite Bay, California, died at home with his family at his side on March 23, 2004, after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. He was born an identical twin on August 14, 1930, in Clinton. He was the firstborn son of Clarence Whitfield Kemper and Lorna Owen Kemper. Fifteen minutes later to the surprise of his parents, a second twin son was born, Clarence W. Kemper, Jr. He attended public schools in Clinton and graduated from high school there. He then attended Westminster College for men in Fulton and Central Missouri State University. Before finishing college he joined the U.S. Air Force and served during the Korean War. He received an honorable discharge in 1952. In 1951 he married Dorla Dean Eaton in Twin Falls, Idaho, where she was teaching second grade in the public schools. Following their honeymoon, he entered military service, returning home in the fall of 1952. The couple moved to southern California in 1953 where Deanie taught in the Burbank School system and Charles went back to college to finish his Bachelor of Science Degree in Business and Sales Management. During those years of college he worked at Lockheed Aircraft installing electrical wiring in airplanes on the assembly line. He also worked as an extra in the movies and enjoyed utilizing his equestrian skills as a stunt rider. His peers gave him the nickname of "Rawhide". Upon graduation from Woodbury College in 1956, he immediately accepted an Industrial Tape sales position with 3M Company. In 1961, the family was transferred to St. Paul, Minnesota, where the corporate offices of 3M Company are located. Charles entered the marketing division and traveled extensively throughout the United States introducing and promoting new products for the Industrial Tape Division. During his career at 3M Company he received many awards for his outstanding achievement in sales, marketing and management. He had the spirit of enthusiasm and cooperation in promoting new business for the company. He earned the Esprit de Corps award as a most valued employee. He was a man of many talents and experiences enabling his positive participation in the world around him. Woodworking was a hobby of his and he was a skilled refinisher of antique walnut furniture. Leather tooling was also one of his creative hobbies. He loved his workshop. Friends and neighbors enjoyed visiting with him there. They admired the results of his skilled labor. In 1969 the family returned to northern California and settled in the Hidden Valley Community near Folsom Lake. They have lived and worked in the Roseville area for over 35 years. His final years of service to 3M Company was an account executive, retiring in 1992 after 36 years of loyal service. His wife Deanie Kemper, owned and operated her own real estate brokerage business in Placer County for near 20 years. Charles was a member of the Sacramento County Sheriff's Posse for years. He had served on the Hidden Valley Board of Directors through the years and recently completed a three-year term serving as treasurer of the board. His love of Hidden Valley was evident by his steady commitment to the community. Charles served as a member of the South Placer Fire District Board of Directors for 23 years. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge of Missouri and the Ben Ali Temple Shrine club. He was also a member of the Sons of the American Revolution, Gold Country Chapter #7 in Auburn. His revolutionary ancestor was Robert Lewis of Virginia. The Society of Descendants of Knights of the Most Noble Order of the Garter founded by King Edward II of England in the 1300s was another heritage society to which he claimed membership. To his family, he did indeed present the highest dignity of knighthood. A man who lived his life in virtue and fortitude of mind and purpose. Without a doubt he believed in giving something back to the community by providing service to his fellow man. Mrs. Kemper was the Organizing Regent of the gold Trail Chapter DAR in Roseville in 1977. She would later serve on the national level of the organization. While Deanie served a three-year term (1995-98) as president of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution with the headquarters in Washington, DC, Mr. Kemper was one of her closest advisors. Together they promoted the DAR motto of "God, Home and Country". He traveled with her worldwide as a good will ambassador for DAR but also for these United States. He played an outstanding and memorable role in making friends, earning the respect of people everywhere and giving of himself to assure the success of Deanie's term of office. Their love for one another was evident in all that they did together as partners in a marriage of 53 years. He leaves a son, Kevin Keil Kemper, born August 10, 1957, and his wife Colleen, Granite Bay, and a daughter Kara Lee, born June 6, 1960, also of of Granite Bay. Both children are native born Californians. He was the much-loved Grandpa of Dana Charles, Eva Louise, Gavin McVey and Jesse Owen, and the step-grandfather of Zachary. He is survived by his sister, Barbara Kemper Tilley, Florida; his brother, Clarence W. Kemper and wife JoAnne, Clinton, Missouri; a brother-in-law, Paul M. Eaton and his wife Mary Lou, also of Missouri; a beloved aunt Eva and Wayne Smith of Texas; seven nieces and nephews and many loving friends throughout the world. In his journey through life he touched many people with his compassion and his willingness to give of his knowledge, talent and time whenever and wherever it might be needed. The legacy he leaves from his heart and his hand, will extend past the years of this generous man. Friends are invited to attend a memorial service Wednesday, March 31, at the First Presbyterian Church, 515 Sunrise Avenue, in Roseville. Burial will be in the Roseville Cemetery.

KEMPER, Clarence Whitfield II
b: Aug 14 1930, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
d: Sep 13 2007, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery KA-KY, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
arr: Vansant-Mills Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Sep 27 2007 - Death laid a quiet hand on Clarence Whitfield Kemper II of Clinton at his home in the company of his wife and several family members on September 13, 2007. He was born an identical twin on August 14, 1930, to Clarence Whitfield and Lorna Owen Kemper. His brother, Charles, preceded him in death in 2004. He graduated from Clinton High School and attended Westminster College and CMSU. In 1951, he joined the Air National Guard at Rosecrans, St. Joseph. Soon thereafter he was summoned to active duty and served in Bordeaux, France, as an aerial gunner on a B-26 during the Korean War. After a short time of inactive duty, he served in the Air Force Reserve, 442nd Troop Carrier Wing at Richards-Gebauer, as a flight engineer on C-46, C-47 and C-l 19 aircraft and was discharged in July 1963. He grew up learning the Jewelry business from his father and uncle, C. J. Keil. He became the fourth generation in his family to own Keil's Jewelry Store, which was opened in June 1870 by his great-uncle J.W. Keil. In addition to working at Keil's Jewelry, he also traveled for Herff-Jones Company for many years selling class rings, gowns and yearbooks. He received numerous awards for his sales ability during those years. He became interested in photography due to a growing need for school and college yearbooks. That interest blossomed into commercial work photographing weddings and aerial photography needed for construction of Truman Dam. His great love of flying began at the age of 14 when he would walk or ride his bike to the airport until they gave him a job. He did any job they would allow in order to earn flight lessons. Ralph Lowe of Clinton gave him his first airplane ride and Dick Graham taught him to fly. He first soloed in a J-3 Cub at the age of 16, receiving his license at the age of 17. In the following years, he was able to acquire his own plane, ultimately owning several. He loved the "Warbirds", especially World War II planes. For many years, he was involved with air shows and loved teaching and discussing the history of WWII aviation. In July 1982, C.W., along with several other gentlemen, started the Heart of America Squadron of the Confederate Air Force, which has grown to be the Heart of America Wing, including a large hangar and several airplanes in Olathe, Kansas. In 1982, as part of the Missouri Wing of the CAF, he and nine other men purchased a WWII B-25, which they later donated to the CAF. "Show Me" was assigned to the Missouri Wing for maintenance and inclusion in air shows. On September 11, 1987, C.W. and JoAnne Olson Robertson were married and together blended a family of five children, Lorna Kemper Koehnlein and husband Don, Mesa, Arizona, William A. Kemper and wife Susan, Clinton; Andrea Robertson Pruitt of Warrensburg, Cheryl Robertson of Alphahretta, Georgia, and James A. Robertson and wife Summer, Parkland, Florida. C.W. was a deacon in the Christian Church of Clinton, a longtime member of the Commemorative Air Force, Ararat Shrine and the Masonic Lodge of Clinton. He was on the board of the Clinton Senior Center, Rural Fire Board and the West Point Homeowners Association. At one time he served as Clinton Township assessor and also served on the Clinton City Council. He is survived by his wife JoAnne, of the home; five children and 10 grandchildren. He is also survived by his sister-in-law Mrs. Dorla Kemper of Granite Bay, California, and his sister-in-law Marilyn Olson Cochran and husband J. Ron Cochran, Manhattan, Kansas, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to his twin brother Charles, Mr. Kemper was preceded in death by his parents, Clarence W. and Lorna Owen Kemper; his sister Barbara Tilley, and a beloved son Clarence W. (Tres) Kemper III. Funeral services were held at the First Christian Church of Clinton on Tuesday, September 18. Following the funeral service, Cal was transported to Englewood Cemetery in a horse-drawn hearse.

KENAGY, Georgia B. AMOS
b: Sep 3 1916, near Creighton, Cass Co, MO
d: May 23 1997, Harrisonville, Cass Co, MO
bur:
Grant Cemetery, Creighton, Cass Co, MO
arr: Dickey Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Mrs. Georgia B. Kenagy of Harrisonville was born September 3, 1916, near Creighton, the daughter of Joel Amos and Lucy Aurilla (Jones) Grosshart. She died Friday, May 23, 1997, at her home in Harrisonville, at the age of 80 years, eight months and 20 days. On September 23, 1937, Georgia was united in marriage to Lloyd Christopher Kenagy in Hermitage. Georgia was a bookkeeper for Kenagy Tow Service in Harrisonville and formerly was a secretary for ABC Hatchery in Garden City. She had been employed in the cafeteria for the Harrisonville Grade School. She was also employed by Sears Catalog store in Harrisonville, and worked at City Hall in Garden City. She was a member of the Creighton Christian Church and had lived in Garden City before moving to Harrisonville in 1959. Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Lloyd on October 13, 1941; a brother Claude Grosshart; an infant brother Lariaux, and two infant sisters, Irene and Darcy. She is survived by a son Billy Joe Kenagy, and a daughter Lu Ann Kenagy, both of Harrisonville; other relatives and many friends. Funeral services were Tuesday, May 27, at Dickey Funeral Home, Harrisonville. Burial was in Grant Cemetery near Creighton.

KENAGY, Ina Mae NICHOLS
b: May 1 1907, near Latour, Johnson Co, MO
d: Sep 11 1993, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
bur:
Holden Cemetery, Holden, Johnson Co, MO
arr: Ben Cast & Son-Wood Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Ina Mae Kenagy, 86, LaTour, Missouri, passed away Saturday, September 11, 1993 at Menorah Medical Center in Kansas City. She was born May 1, 1907 near LaTour, the daughter of Richard Grant and Etta Mae (Duncan) Nichols. She married Aubrey S. Kenagy November 1928 in Kansas City. He preceded her in death March 3, 1990. Mrs. Kenagy graduated from Central Missouri State University in Warrensburg. She lived near LaTour all of her life, was a homemaker, and taught in Rosehill, LaTour and Ora schools in the area. She was a member of the Gunn City Christian Church. She leaves her daughter, Joan, and son-in-law, Raymond Stout, of Holden; one granddaughter, Renae McMullin and one great-grandson, Anthony McMullin, both of Holden. Funeral services were Tuesday, September 14, 1993 at Ben Cast & Son-Wood Funeral Home, Holden. Burial was in Holden Cemetery, Holden.

KENDALL, Wilma N. LYNCH
b: Jun 5 1916, near Clinton, Henry Co, MO
d: Sep 9 1999, Springfield, Greene Co, MO
bur: Gardens of Memory Cemetery, Buffalo, Dallas Co, MO

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Sep 13 1999 - Wilma N. Kendall was born in Henry County near Clinton, on June 5, 1916, to John Harve Lynch and Anne Myrtle (Settles) Lynch. She died Thursday, September 9, 1999, at St. John's Regional Health Center in Springfield at the age of 83. She spent the first 20 years of her life in Clinton, Knightstown, Indiana, Protection, Kansas, and Berryville, Arkansas, before moving to Buffalo. She worked as a telephone operator in the latter three towns. On November 1, 1936, in Berryville, Arkansas, she was married to Keith B. Kendall of Green Forest. She and her husband owned and operated Kendall Photographic Studio and Printing Company from 1947 to 1965 in Buffalo. She later was manager of Farris Clothesland. Survivors include two sons, John Robert Kendall and wife Jo, Olathe, and Gary Keith Kendall and wife Arlene, New York City, New York; one daughter Kathy Ann Johns and husband Jeff, Republic; one grandson Keven Kendall, Olathe; two granddaughters, Stacey Kendall, Olathe, and Sarah Howard and husband Joe, Cincinnati, Ohio; two great-grandsons, Tyler Kendall, Olathe, Kansas, and Daniel Howard, Cincinnati; one brother W. S. Lynch, Quartzsite, Arizona; two sisters-in-law, Lou Crawford, Springfield, and Beulah Kendall, Atlanta, Georgia, nieces, nephews, cousins, plus a special pal named Albert. Funeral services will be Tuesday, September 14, in the First Christian Church. Burial will be in Gardens of Memory Cemetery, under direction of the Montgomery-Viets Funeral Home of Buffalo.

KENDRICK, Clara Worley EVERSOLE
b: May 5 1875, Wytheville, VA
d: Dec 12 1939, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Lowry City Cemetery, Lowry City, St. Clair Co, MO
Clinton MO - Death, who had stayed his hand in the Eversole home on East Franklin Street in Clinton the past five weeks, as though reluctant to claim the life of their beloved sister Mrs. D. B. Kendrick, cut the life thread at 10:45 p.m. Tuesday December 12, 1939, leaving her to sleep, the pain of acute suffering wiped from her gentle brow, her sweet spirit surrendered, patience written on her face that waits to light again, when those she loved, following her carefully given admonitions, join her where life is everlasting. Two years ago when Mrs. Kendrick underwent a serious operation in Kansas City from which, for three months she was better, she realized the end of the way was not far off. In recent months she had grown much worse and five weeks ago came to Clinton to be with her brothers and only sister, Miss Mallie Eversole, and near her doctor. The tender care of family made their love felt and was her strength when suffering was most acute. Constant were the ministrations of daughters, husband, Miss Mallie and her brothers, and when the last weeks Mrs. Florence Lease was her nurse, the same gentle sympathetic attentions were given her, for the touch of sympathy and understanding were in the kind hands of this splendid nurse, in whom she found a spirit akin. Death's hand in hers, she made all arrangements for the earthly home she was so soon to leave and detailed plans for the funeral services. Every parting message she had in mind, she spoke freely to brothers, sister, husband, daughters, one of whom said to her, "Mother, you need not tell us what you want done, we would know from the way you have lived." This done, Mrs. Kendrick never referred to them again and wanting to make her last days as happy as possible, saw friends, old neighbors, relatives, visited with them, entertained them, as though she were well, no sadness marring her cheerfulness, no glimpse of pain to grieve them. So her eternal interest in other people and their problems, her unselfishness and trust in God, led her bravely to the end, and as the curtains of Death dropped behind her shining figure those she loved did not wish her back, for they knew suffering had been left behind with what was mortal. Clara Worley Eversole was born May 5, 1875, at Wytheville, Va., and at the age of 14 came with her parents, Mrs. and Mrs. Lee Eversole, to Henry County, northwest of Clinton where they lived for a time, her father farming. They then moved to St. Clair County, south of Mt. Zion, where she finished school and for a time taught. About 31 years ago she became the wife of D. B. Kendrick and into her home took all the inherent charm, grace, dignity and hospitality of manner of a southern gentlewoman. She was at heart a homemaker and the love and loveliness with which she filled her house, was accented in her husband and their fine daughters. Having in her girlhood been converted and baptized, she was a member of the Baptist Church and had fundamentally the Christian viewpoint in her busy life, finding time to teach a woman's Bible class and fill her leisure time with deeds of neighborly kindness. Mrs. Kendrick was not the type of woman who waited for happiness to come to her, but sought it out and found it in everything about her, weaving into her pattern of life, as does the true Christian, the fine things, the simple ones, the little acts of helpfulness, the generosity and Godliness that actuated noble womanhood, making it beautiful and holy. So her life proved a benediction and greater love is in the world because she graced it for her three score-five allotment. Surviving are her husband and two daughters, Mrs. Earl Smith of northwest of Clinton, Mrs. Clifton Johnson of Prairie Home, Mo., a brother Sterling Eversole of Lowry City; two brothers, Messrs. Will and Porter and an only sister, Miss Mallie Eversole, of the East Franklin Street home. The body was taken to her home in Lowry City Wednesday afternoon, according to her wise, to rest its last night on earth, where she had gone as a bride. The funeral services will be at the Baptist Church at Lowry City Thursday and the body will be laid to rest beside her infant son in Lowry City cemetery.

KENDRICK, Wilburn Edward "Sleepy"
b: Jan 17 1910, near Archie, Cass Co, MO
d: Jul 29 1991, Harrisonville, Cass Co, MO
bur: Crescent Hill Cemetery, Adrian, Bates Co, MO
arr:
Atkinson Funeral Home
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Wilburn Edward "Sleepy" Kendrick, 81, died July 29 at Camden Health Center, Harrisonville. He was born Jan. 17, 1910 near Archie, the son of Charlie and Nanie Cauthon Kendrick. Mr. Kendrick received his education at the Gregg School east of Adrian. On September 25, 1929, he was married at Harrisonville to Ollie Oliver. He was preceded in death by his parents; three sisters, Lula, Irene and an infant sister; and five brothers, Les Kendrick, Louis Kendrick, earn Kendrick, Herb Kendrick and Loren Kendrick. Survivors include his wife Ollie Kendrick of the home; four daughters, Freda Burchett, Freeman, Rita Brown, Archie, Evelyn warren, Adrian, and Christine Holbrook, valley, Ne.; a son William Kendrick, Archie; 12 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; a sister Helen Goodbar, Butler; and a brother Delbert Kendrick, Butler. Funeral services were July 31, at the Atkinson Chapel, Archie. Burial was in the Crescent Hill Cemetery, Adrian.

KENNEDY, Berta Emaline WHITEAKER
b: Feb 27 1915, Leeton, Johnson Co, MO
d: Dec 25 2001, Warrensburg, Johnson Co, MO
bur:
Sunset Hill Cemetery, Warrensburg, Johnson Co, MO
arr: Sweeney-Phillips & Holdren

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Dec 26 2001 - Berta Emaline Kennedy, 86, Warrensburg, died Tuesday, December 25, 2001, at the Western Missouri Medical Center. She was born February 27, 1915, in Leeton, the daughter of Elmer Whiteaker and Celia Coulson Whiteaker. On September 28, 1934, she married Elroy E. Kennedy in Leeton. He died August 27, 1957. She attended Leeton School and Central Missouri State University. She had worked in the dental office at Whiteman Air Force Base and the IRS office in Kansas City. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Leeton and the Leeton Homemakers Club. She is survived by two daughters, Norma Jean Granger, Chilhowee, and Jody Shepard, Los Alamos, New Mexico; two sisters, Ninnie Parks, Clinton, and Ruby Culp, Warrensburg; four grandchildren, Gene R. Grainger, Pamela Halonen, David E. Shepard and John M. Shepard, and seven great-grandchildren. Three sisters, Addie Morgan, Mamie Whiteaker and Pansy Clift, and two brothers, Eugene and Harold Whiteaker, preceded her in death. Funeral services will be Saturday, December 29, at the Sweeney-Phillips & Holdren Funeral Home, Warrensburg. Burial will be in the Sunset Hill Cemetery.

KENNEDY, Betsy A.
b: Feb 2 1834, near Bridgeport, WV
d: Mar 4 1893, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery KA-KY, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Saturday afternoon, surrounded by kind and loving friends and a devoted husband and son, the spirit of Mrs. J. T. Kennedy took its flight to that bright and better world, where no sickness or sorrow is known. Born near Bridgeport, W. Va. February 2, 1834. In December 1863, she married, at her home, J. T. Kennedy, who survives her. They had three children, one now living, John Alba. They moved to Ohio where they lived till about thirteen years ago when they came to Clinton and have lived here happily until her death. Remains laid to rest in Englewood.

KENNEDY, Eugenia
b: Nov 1875, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
d: 1938, Chicago, IL
bur:
Englewood Cemetery KA-KY, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Miss Eugenia Kennedy died at the Woodlawn hospital in Chicago at 1:40 a.m. Friday, where she had been taken the week before for treatment and a possible operation. Miss Nannie Kennedy, her sister, went to her bedside, accompanied by C. A. Mitchell who returned to Clinton with the report that they thought Miss Kennedy better, but hope was short lived, as she became worse and death claimed her before her surgeons could operate. Eugenia Kennedy was the youngest daughter of James H. Kennedy, early residents of Clinton, and Mary Louise Martin Kennedy. Her father had come to Missouri as a boy with his mother and seven brothers and sisters from Virginia to establish a new home, choosing Clinton as a location of promise. Mrs. Kennedy and her family were among the charter members of the first Presbyterian church in Clinton and her son James, later established the first woolen mills that the community knew, located at the foot of Franklin street on the west bank of Town Creek across from Lover's Leap. For years Henry Highnote was associated with Mr. Kennedy in the woolen business. Highnote and steeps were later owners. Mr. Kennedy brought his bride from St. Louis and their home continued here; here they reared their family, all strict Presbyterians, and died. Three daughters remain, Mrs. W. F. Carter and Misses Nannie and Lula Kennedy of the home on South Second street. James who died in his Oklahoma home some years ago, and R. B. McConnell, Mrs. Kennedy's son, also deceased completed their family. Miss Eugenia attended the Clinton schools, then went to Baird College where she was a brilliant student and after graduation accepted a position in the Montrose elementary school, then came to the Clinton High School to teach mathematics, for which her keen, analytical mind was particularly adapted. She was also president for a time of the Baird Alumnae Association. Alert and clever, versatile and attractive, she made a strong and lasting impression on her students and was so outstanding and efficient in her work that in January 1912, she was called to a position in the schools of St. Joseph, Mo., where she remained until about 14 years ago when she went into the Chicago system, lastly teaching in the Tilden Technical College for boys over 16 years of age. Her talents, and indefatigable energies and special interest in the development of boys were given full scope and her great and splendid work continues in the lives of thousands of young Americans, many of whom are now influential and successful men in various channels of American commerce, a monument none can gainsay. Years of service had not lessened the bouyancy of her step nor the youth in her heart, her many interest or vibrant enthusiasm. She was an unusual and stimulating character, whose work was well done and rounded out, and as she would have desired life's thread was cut in the full press of duty. She served to the end. The funeral services were at the Franklin Street Methodist Church Monday and the boyd laid to rest in Englewood.

KENNEDY, Floy Irene HUNTER
b: Apr 7 1898, near Fristoe, Benton Co, MO
d: Jul 28 1927, 7 mi S of Urich, Henry Co, MO

Clinton Eye, Sep 1927 - Floy Irene, oldest daughter of James W. and Minnie Hunter, was born near Fristoe, Benton County, April 7, 1898, and died July 28th, 1927, aged 28 years, 3 months and 21 days. She was married to Harry B. Kennedy, January 2nd, 1923. To this union a baby daughter was born March 8th, 1925. The husband and daughter are left to mourn their loss. She had been afflicted with tuberculosis for the past year, and a few short weeks before her departure, she was brought to her father's home, seven miles south of Urich, where her brothers, sister, father, husband and innumerable kind friends administered to her wants. Her mother left this earthly home when she was six years old, and her stepmother did a mother's part in her last illness.

KENNEDY, Floyd
b: Sep 10 1917, Lebo, Coffey Co, KS
d: Jan 10 1994, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery KA-KY, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
arr: Vansant-Mills Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Floyd Kennedy, son of Roy W. and Daisy Fisher Kennedy was born September 10, 1917 at Lebo, Kansas and entered into rest January 10, 1994 at Golden Valley Hospital at the age of 76 years. Floyd graduated from Chillicothe Business College in 1937 and came to Clinton at that time. He was a senior vice president for the Union state Bank in Clinton for 42 years before he retired in 1981. He was an Army veteran of WWII. He was a member of the First Baptist Church and the Temple Bible Class. He was a member of the American Legion, the Clinton Masonic Lodge, the Kansas City Scottish Rite. He was a Scout leader and a member of the Tribe of Mic-O-Say. He was a former chairman of the Henry County Red Cross. He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters, Bertha Jacobs and Beulah Hammond. Floyd is survived by his wife Cleta M. Kennedy of the home; one son Kurtis L. Kennedy and wife Barbara, Pleasanton, California, and one grandson Zackary R. Kennedy. Funeral services were held at the First Baptist Church Wednesday, January 12. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery, under direction of Vansant-Mills Funeral Home.

KENNEDY, George
b: abt 1902, Gower, Clinton Co, MO
d: 1935, Cushing, OK

Clinton MO - George Kennedy, former Henry Countian, who appeared at the Century of Progress Exposition at Chicago as a "tall man", died at his home in Cushing, Okla., Monday as the result of ptomaine poisoning. Mr. Kennedy was born in Gower, Mo., about 33 years ago, but when he was about four he came to Henry County. His parents were Mr. and Mrs. R. J. Kennedy. He attended Garland school and about 1919 the family moved to Clinton, later they went to Chillicothe, where the children attended the business college. Due to his unusual height, 7 feet, 2 inches, Mr. Kennedy was employed as an attraction at the Midway at the Century of Progress. At his death he was chairman of the better housing committee at Cushing. Surviving him are his mother, Mrs. Mary H. Kennedy, of Cushing, and a sister Mrs. Roscoe Pancoast, formerly Anna Ruth Kennedy, also of Cushing. George was the youngest child. There are also two half-sisters, one in Washington state, and another in Gower, Mo. Dr. W. M. Marseilles, whose family has been close friends of the Kennedys, telephoned to Cushing Tuesday when heard of the death. A special casket had to be made because of Mr. Kennedy's height. The funeral will be Friday at Gower, near St. Joseph, where the deceased's father and sister are buried. George Kennedy was a fine Christian young man, a member of the Clinton Christian Church for years. He also made a thoro study of business as he was connected with an oil company in Oklahoma for some time, also traveled for Swift & Co. in Kentucky and Tennessee for some time. Being of unusual size he had to bear the thoughtless remarks of his associates, but he rose above this and turned what to many would have been a liability into an asset, and traveled with a carnival company for several years. During those years in the professional world his comrades loved him and he ever exerted the gentle influence of the Master in whom he had put his trust. Henry County was fortunate to have known him. One year the Clinton Rotary Club took George with them to the district meeting at Joplin. On many occasions here, he participated in matters of civic interest using his height to promote the amusement of people if it served his friends.

KENNEDY, Josephine Mable DOUGHERTY
b: Dec 10 1909, Litschfield, MN
d: Apr 16 2002, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
arr:
Vansant-Mills Funeral Home
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 17 2002 - Josephine Mable (Dougherty) Kennedy, 92, Clinton, died at the Westwood Nursing Center, Clinton, on Tuesday, April 16, 2002. A memorial service will be held at a later date in Hibbing, Minnesota. She was born in Litschfield, Minnesota. She was a certified registered nurse anesthetist for most of her working life. She is survived by one daughter, Donna Elmore of Clinton, and a grandson, Michael Lyle and wife, Kristin, Houston, Texas, as well as two granddaughters, Kimberley and Kortney Lyle. She was preceded in death by her husband, Willard Kennedy; a son-in-law, Butch Elmore, and all of her brothers and sisters.

KENNEDY, Lester Vernon
b: Jun 30 1918, Harwood, Vernon Co, MO
d: Feb 18 1992, Fort Scott, Bourbon Co, KS
bur: ElDorado Springs Cemetery, ElDorado Springs, Cedar Co, MO
arr:
Ferry Funeral Home
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Lester Vernon Kennedy, 73, Deerfield, son of Archie B. Kennedy and Laura Catherine DeLozier Kennedy, was born June 30, 1918 in Harwood, and died February 18, 1992 at Mercy Hospital, Ft. Scott, Ks., after a lengthy illness. He was raised in the ElDorado Springs area. On May 15, 1937, he was married to Ruby Ellen Scott in Nevada. They moved to Deerfield in 1950 where he farmed until his death. He was a member of the Deerfield Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife Ruby of the home; two sons, Dewey Duane Kennedy, Ft. Scott, Ks., and Scott Allen Kennedy, Deerfield; one daughter, Donnis Ellen Kennedy, Fair Grove; four grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; one brother, Glen E. Kennedy, Independence; four sisters, Helen Hyatt, Ft. Scott, Ks., Daisy Fisher, Independence, Pauline Young, Springfield, and Leota Turner, Kansas City; and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by five brothers, Elbert, Orville, Guy, Raymond and Carl; one sister Elva; and one grandson Denny Ray Simmons. Services were held Friday, February 21, at the Ferry Funeral Home. Interment was in the ElDorado Springs Cemetery.

KENNEDY, Mary Louise MARTIN McCONNELL
b: Oct 18 1837, Warren Co, MO
d: Jul 8 1927, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery KA-KY, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Mrs. Mary Louise Kennedy, widow of the late James Harrison Kennedy passed away after a lingering illness at her home at 3 o'clock Friday afternoon, July 8, 1927. Mrs. Kennedy was a woman of attractive personality, and keen intellect. She loved her home and friends, and devoted her life to them. In her early life she became a Christian, and was a charter member of the Cumberland Presbyterian church in Clinton. She was twice married - first to William H. McConnell of Warren county, Missouri. To this union was born one son, Rollen, who passed away several years ago. One grandson, Haynes McConnell, is now living in Tulsa, Okla. To the union of the second marriage were born five children - James Haynes, who died about a year ago, and four daughters: Mrs. W. F. Carter, and the Misses Nannie, Lula and Eugenia. Mr. Kennedy passed away about thirty years ago. He came to Clinton in his youth from Staunton, Virginia. Mrs. Kennedy was the daughter of Daniel Martin and Nancy Garrett Martin who came from Richmond, Virginia, to Missouri at an early date and settled in St. Louis county. Her great-grandfather, John Garrett, was a soldier of the Revolutionary War, and her grandfather, Joseph Garrett, was in the war of 1812, and also in the war with Mexico. The funeral services of Mrs. Kennedy was held at the family home Sunday afternoon. The interment was made in Englewood.

KENNEDY, Robert Yantis
b: 1842, Callaway Co, MO
d: Jan 8 1906, Gardena, CA
bur: Santa Ana Cemetery, Santa Ana, CA

Clinton MO - Robert Yantis Kennedy, of Gardena, Cal., died at his home in that place on January 8, 1906. Mr. Kennedy was for thirty-two years a resident of Henry county, Mo. His mother and her eight children organized the First Presbyterian church of Clinton in June, 1858. He remained a steadfast and consistent member of this church until his death. He was born in Callaway county, Mo., in 1842, removing to Henry county in 1854. He volunteered in the Confederate Army in 1861, belonging to Co. K, 16th Mo. Infantry, 2d Brigade, Parson's Division. After the war he returned to Henry county where he was married in 1874 to Miss Cora McConnell, who with their three daughters and one son survive him. The funeral service was preached by Rev. A. Parker, pastor of the Presbyterian church of Orange, Cal. Mr. Kennedy lived for many years in Orange where he and his family were highly respected and loved by all who knew them. His loss is deeply lamented, and his family have the heartfelt sympathy of their sorrowing friends. Mr. Kennedy was a brother-in-law to Mrs. J. H. Kennedy of this city, and an uncle of Mrs. C. Y. McDonald. (NOTE: Robert Yantis Kennedy's parents were David and Mary Kile McClure Kennedy. Mary Kile McClure Kennedy died 14 April 1873 in Clinton, Henry county, MO. Robert Yantis Kennedy was buried at the Santa Ana Cemetery in Santa Ana, CA.)

KENNEDY, Vyna Josephene BELCHER
b: Oct 29 1903, near Greenwood, Cass Co, MO
d: Aug 24 1992, Windsor, Henry Co, MO
bur: Pisgah Cemetery, Chilhowee, Johnson Co, MO
arr:
Consalus Funeral Homes
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Vyna Josephene Belcher was born October 29, 1903 on a farm in Cass County, Mo. near Greenwood. She was the daughter of Jehiel Smith Belcher and Nelle (Nirkirk) Belcher. Vyna passed away August 24 at the Windsor Resthaven Nursing Home at the age of 88 years. Vyna Belcher and Buford E. Kennedy of Pleasant Hill were united in marriage February 9, 1924 at Independence. He preceded her in death August 29, 1964. To this union 5 children were born, twin sons died at birth. Surviving are two sons, Terry D. Kennedy, born 1930, and his wife Beverly, Holden. They had two children, Terri Kephart and Billy Kennedy. Delmar M. Kennedy born 1934, and his wife Georgia, Holden. They had three children, Cindy Sherman, Linda Penrose and Sonya Wright. A daughter, Vyna Marie Preston born 1941, and her husband Ralph, Chilhowee. They had two children, Jim Powell and Donna Todd. She also had 15 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by one sister Elizabeth Duncan, Richmond, Ks. and several nieces and nephews. Preceding her in death were 4 brothers, Luke Belcher, Frank Belcher, George Belcher, Edgar Belcher, 2 sisters, Minta Corder and Martha Gillogly. Vyna was united with the Christian Church at Greenwood at the age of 14 years. She lived on a farm at Kingsville until 1959 then moved to a farm west of Warrensburg. She lived the rest of her life in Chilhowee since 1967. She was a member of the senior citizens group of Chilhowee. Also was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary #5844 at Holden. Funeral services were held Thursday, August 27, at Consalus Funeral Home in Chilhowee. Burial was in Pisgah Cemetery.

KENNEY, Alice Irene
b: May 2 1915
d: May 28 2005, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Deepwater Cemetery, Fairview Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Vansant-Mills Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, May 31 2005 - Alice Irene Kenney, 90, Deepwater, died Saturday, May 28, 2005, at Westwood Nursing Center, Clinton. Cremation with no scheduled services. She was a beautician in St. Louis before she retired. She is survived by one sister Martha Pierson of Deepwater; one niece Alice Reynolds of Warrensburg, and two nephews, Bob Smart, Warsaw, and Stephen Scott, Tumwater, Washington, as well as a number of great-nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends.

KENNEY, Francis Lyle
b: Sep 3 1923, Garden City, Cass Co, MO
d: Mar 4 1991, Fruita, Mesa Co, CO
bur: New Elmwood Cemetery, Fruita, CA
arr:
Callahan-Edfast Mortuuary
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Francis Lyle Kenney, formerly of Clinton, (323 North Mulberry Street, Fruita, Colorado 81521) died Monday, March 4, 1991 at the Family Health West Nursing Home in Fruita. His death followed a long illness. Funeral services were Friday, March 8, at the Callahan-Edfast Chapel. Burial was in New Elmwood Cemetery in Fruita. Mr. Kenney was the son of Robert R. Kenney and Lena Oglesby Kenney. He spent his childhood in Garden City, Appleton City and Clinton, and graduated from Clinton High School. He was retired. He had worked in many technical trades and in sales. Among his employers were Northern Gas in Laramie, Wyoming and Airstream Plumbing and Heating in Clifton, Colorado. Mr. Kenney was born at Garden City on September 3, 1923. On August 14, 1948, he and his wife, Vinita, were united in marriage. They lived in Clinton, Independence, Kansas City, Laramie and Cheyenne, Wyoming, Fort Collins, Grand Junction and Fruita, where he had been for four years. Mr. Kenney belonged to the Christian Church in Fruita, the V.F.W. and Moose Lodge. Mr. Kenney served in the U.S. Army during World War II, from 1943-45. He was a service technician-medic in the European Theatre of Operations. Mr. Kenney is survived by his wife, of Fruita; a daughter, Mrs. Larry E. (Jeanne) Chambers of Laramie, Wyoming; a brother, Robert Kenney of Clinton; three sisters, Elvorene Phillips of Lee's summit, Ruby Jones and Ola Jones, both of Clinton. Two brothers, Forrest and Ivan Kenney preceded him in death.

KENNEY, Martha Jean WILSON
b: Apr 23 1910, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
d: Mar 31 2002, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery KA-KY, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
arr: Consalus Funeral Homes

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 17 2002 - Martha Jean Kenney was born April 23, 1910, in Clinton, daughter of Clarence D. and Norma Maupin Wilson. She died March 31, 2002, at Golden Valley Hospital. She moved to Clinton from Arkansas in 1976. She attended Drury College and was a graduate of the University of Missouri. She was a member of Delta Delta Delta social sorority and the Missouri State Teachers Association. She taught school in Clinton for 20 years and 15 years in Yellville, Arkansas. She joined the church when she was eighty-years-old and was a member of the Clinton Christian Church. She married Jess Kenney in 1942. He preceded her in death in 1971. Along with her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Ellis Wilson. Survivors include one niece, Martha Diehl and husband, Tom, Warrensburg; one cousin, Frederick Kimball, Santa Monica, California; one great-niece, Melissa Athon and husband Joe, Overland Park, Kansas, and one great nephew, Christopher Diehl, Pleasant Hill. Funeral services were held April 6 at Consalus Chapel, Clinton. Burial was in Englewood.

KENNEY, Steven Lynn
b: Nov 17 1962, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
d: Jun 29 2002, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery KA-KY, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
arr: Consalus Funeral Homes

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jul 22 2002 - Steven Lynn Kenney was born November 17, 1962, in Clinton, son of Robert G. and Dorothy F. Kimsey Kenney. He died June 29, 2002 at his home. He was a lifelong resident of Clinton and worked at Wal-Mart for 18 years. He married Lois Boyd at Miami, Oklahoma in 1986. Preceding him in death were his paternal grandparents, Robert and Lena Kenney, and maternal grandparents, Edward and Jewel Kimzey. Surviving are his wife, Lois, of the home; his parents, Robert and Dorothy Kenney, Clinton; three daughters, Shawna, Amber and Kendra, all of the home; one sister, Debbie Johnson and husband, Keith, Marshall; two nieces, one nephew, and several aunts, uncles and cousins. Funeral services were held July 2 at Northeast Baptist Church. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery.

KENNICUTT, E. Lorraine
b: Apr 18 1920
d: Jan 18 1993, Independence, Jackson Co, MO

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Mrs. E. Lorraine Kennicutt, 72, Kansas City, died Monday, January 18, 1993, at the Independence Regional Health center. Services were Thursday in Independence. Mrs. Kennicutt was a volunteer for the Spofford Home for Children. Survivors include a sister, Mrs. Clara B. Salley of Deepwater.

KENNICUTT, Russell V.
b: Nov 15 1913, near Alliance, Butte Co, NE
d: Feb 26 1995, Osceola, St. Clair Co, MO
bur:
Butcher Cemetery, St. Clair Co, MO
arr: Sheldon-Goodrich Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Russell V. Kennicutt, 81, Collins, died Sunday, February 26, at the Sac-Osage Hospital in Osceola. Mr. Kennicutt was born near Alliance, Neb. He lived over 40 years in the Kansas City Area before moving to the Collins area in 1975. He was a Navy veteran of World War II. He was a 41 year employee of Armco Steel, retiring in 1975. He was a member of the Full Gospel Church, Humansville. He is survived by his wife Lennie of the home; one son Russell V. Kennicutt II of Grandview; one daughter, Mrs. Karen Welch of Flemington; one brother Joseph Kennicutt of St. Petersburg, Florida; one sister Maxie Hicks of Kansas City; seven grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Funeral services will be Wednesday at the Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel in Osceola. Burial will be in the Butcher Cemetery near Osceola.

KENNISH, Betty Jo MORGAN
b: Sep 24 1931, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
d: Aug 6 1998, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Montrose Cemetery, Montrose, Deepwater Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Hill & Son Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Betty Joe Kennish, 66, Montrose, died Thursday, August 6, 1998, at Golden Valley Hospital in Clinton. Over the past few months she had endured multiple health problems. Betty Joe Morgan was born September 24, 1931, in Clinton, to Jerd and Nellie (Cole) Morgan. She had two sisters, Shirley Ann and Doris Jean. She grew up living in Clinton and Deepwater. At an early age she accepted the Lord as her Savior. She graduated from Deepwater High School in 1950. She met Robert "Bob" Kennish and they fell in love. She married him December 27, 1951. They made their home in Montrose for over 45 years. To this union they were blessed with four children, Martha Sue, Barbara Ann, Sandra Kay and William David. Family was extremely important to her. She enjoyed family gatherings, cooking, bird watching and listening to music. When her health permitted in her younger years she liked to go bowling and being outside working in her flowers and vegetable gardens. Above all she enjoyed her grandchildren, having them visit and spend time at her home. She was preceded in death by her parents; sister Doris Jean Smith; her husband Bob, and oldest daughter Sue Spooner. Survivors include her children Barbara Austin and Billy Kennish of Montrose, Sandi Tribble and husband Randy of Clinton; grandchildren Angela Austin, Overland Park, Kansas, Amanda Austin, Montrose, Abby and Zachary Tribble of Clinton, Suzanne and Megan Hillerman of Columbia, Jennifer Hillerman of Tampa, Florida, and her sister Shirley Coon and husband Carl, Odessa, and nephews, Chris Coon and Gary L. Smith, Odessa. She enjoyed her daughter's dog Sable and her son's dog Jessie. They will miss her also. Funeral services will be Saturday, August 8, at Hill & Son Funeral Home, Appleton City. Burial will be in Montrose Cemetery.

KENNISH, Robert Francis
b: Aug 10 1929, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
d: Jun 12 1997, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Montrose Cemetery, Montrose, Deepwater Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Hill & Son Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Robert Francis Kennish was born on August 10, 1929, to James V. and Violet C. (Lennartz) Kennish, at St. Luke's Hospital in Kansas City. He died June 12, 1997, in Clinton, after a short battle with cancer. He lived his entire life in Montrose. Bob was a 1947 graduate of Montrose High School. In his early years Bob worked driving a truck for Bauer Trucking, Calhoun Hatchery and later Peabody Coal Company where he worked for over 30 years. He retired in 1988. He was a veteran of the Korean War and a member of the Montrose United Presbyterian-Methodist Church. In 1951 he married Betty Jo Morgan. Together they had four children, Martha Sue, Barbara Ann, Sandra Kay and William David. Family and friends were an important part of Bob's life. He was always willing to lend a hand to anyone who needed help. Bob's family can tell you of another side of him, a caring, tender gentle man, a husband, Dad and a terrific Grandpa. He will be sadly missed by everyone. He was preceded in death by his parents and a daughter, Sue Spooner. Bob is survived by his wife, Betty, of the home; son, Billy Kennish of Montrose, daughter, Barbara Austin, granddaughters, Amanda Austin of Clinton and Angela Austin of Overland Park, Kansas, granddaughters, Jennifer Hillerman of Tampa, Florida, and Suzanne and Megan Hillerman of Columbia, and daughter, Sandi Tribble and husband Randy, grandchildren, Abby and Zachary Tribble of Clinton. Funeral services were at Hill & Son Funeral Home, Appleton City, Monday, June 16. Burial was in Montrose Cemetery.

KENNISH, William David "Bill"
b: Jul 29 1974, Butler, Bates Co, MO
d: Jan 27 2008, Montrose, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery KA-KY, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
arr: Vansant-Mills Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, May 23 2008 - William David Kennish was born at Bates County Memorial Hospital in Butler on July 29, 1974, to Robert F. and Betty J. (Morgan) Kennish. Bill was the youngest of four children. He died on Jan. 27, 2008, unexpectedly at his home in Montrose where he lived most of his life. Bill attended Montrose Public School and attended Clinton High School his junior and senior years, graduating from there in 1992. Bill held several jobs through the years, but he was so excited to be accepted to the National Police Institute at CMSU. He had always dreamed of becoming a police officer. He graduated first in his class in December 2001. Following graduation he went to work for the Henry County Sheriff's Department until December 2006, then went to work for the Bates County sheriff's department working full-time with them until April 2007. He remained a reserve officer at Bates County until his death. On April 20, 2001, he married Amy Shay in Eureka Springs, Arkansas. This was a very happy time for him. Bill and Amy then honeymooned at Walt Disney World. To this union one child was born, Hannah Sue Kennish, on Feb. 4, 2002. March 2002, Bill accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior. One of Bill's most cherished items was a Bible his sister Sue had given him before her death. If you said the word family to Bill, you would see his eyes light up and dance. He loved spending time with his family. Bill loved going on day or weekend trips with Amy and Hannah Sue. Just being with his girls was enough for him. Some of their favorite times were trips to Colorado, Texas, St. Louis, Florida and any trips to the zoo, Dena Rose or Crown Center. Bill had several hobbies. He enjoyed paying golf, storm chasing, reading with his daughter, swimming, get-togethers with close friends. He also enjoyed playing video games with his nephew and researching genealogy. He loved going to Pleasant Hill to see Amy's family, riding four-wheelers, visiting with Amy's grandparents, uncles and cousins. He also enjoyed spending time with his sisters, nieces and nephews. Bill was a member of the First Baptist Church of Clinton, the Promise Keepers and the Elks Lodge of Clinton, Montrose Volunteer Fire Department and Montrose Cemetery Board, reserve officer for Bates County Sheriff's Department, Fraternal Order of Police and the Deputy Sheriff's Association. Everyone who knew Bill will tell you what a big heart he had and tried to help those in need. Bill always had a smile on his face and a kind word to say to anyone who needed it. Bill will be sadly missed by everyone. Preceding him in death were his parents, Bob and Betty Kennish; his sister Sue Spooner; his paternal grandparents, James and Violet (Lennartz) Kennish; his maternal grandparents Jerd and Nellie (Cole) Morgan. Survivors include his wife Amy and daughter Hannah Sue of the home; sisters Barbara Austin of Appleton City and Sandi Tribble and husband Randy, Clinton; six nieces, one nephew, two great-nephews and one great-niece; maternal aunt and uncle Shirley (Morgan) and Carl Coon of Odessa. Funeral services were Jan. 30 at the First Baptist Church. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery.

KENSINGER, Edwin Johnson
b: Mar 22 1858, near Covington, OH
d: Nov 8 1939, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery KA-KY, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
arr: Wilkinson Funeral Home

Clinton MO - Edwin Johnson Kensinger was born on a big farm near Covington, Ohio, March 22, 1858, the son of Lewis H. and Alice Hitchins Kensinger, who purchased land in Shawnee township, Henry County, in 1877, where they came in 1881 to make their home. Educated in Covington, as a young man of 20 Mr. Kensinger came to Henry County to fence his father's land and make their first home. For six years he lived in Henry County, then went to Kansas where in Coffey, Lyons and Greenwood Counties he engaged in farming and stock raising. He was a year thereafter in the Indian Territory, then a year in Oklahoma and Wyoming, returning in 1890 to Kansas City where he was employed for eight years before returning to Shawnee Township again to take up extensive farming and stock raising. March 2, 1892, Miss Clara Wade became his wife and five children were born to them, all of whom lived and learned to call their father blessed. They are, Mrs. C. E. Warner of Covington, Ohio, who is a writer; Mrs. Sam Schoffner of South Gate, Cal.; Oliver, of Indianapolis, Ind., a young attorney and politician; Mrs. Marshall LaHue of Clinton, who with her family has made her home with her parents, and Lewis H. of Columbia, a young writer. There are also 12 granddaughters in the family and one grandson, John Warner of Covington, Ohio. One brother Clifton Kensinger, and a sister Mrs. P. A. Folckemer, of Kansas City, Kans., also survive. Mr. Folckemer in years past owned the old pottery in Clinton with a dispensing center in Kansas City. Mr. Kensinger was as fine a Christian character as ever lived in Clinton, rearing his children in the Presbyterian church. He was a gentleman in taste and feeling, possessed a rare mind, was progressive in thought, and this summer said to his oldest daughter, "the older you grow the more liberal you become," which was indeed characteristic of him. Quiet, mild, honest, he took his stand on a high hill and thought things out for himself, independent and fair in every decision. Thus he has left to his beloved wife and devoted children a memory any husband or parent would be pleased to have stretched out behind him - a life beautifully lived and a death that inspired those living to nobler actions. Funeral services will be at the home, 401 North Third Street, Friday afternoon.

KENSINGER, Lewis H.
b: abt 1834
d: Jul 7 1893, near Shawnee Mound, Henry Co, MO

Clinton MO, Jul 8 1893 - Lewis H. Kensinger, well-known farmer living near Shawnee Mound, died on Friday the 7th at his home from a stroke of paralysis. The stroke occurred at a picnic on July 4, when he was expected to relate his experiences and the sights he had seen when taking in the world's Fair. Everyone at the picnic was expecting quite a treat but as the president turned to call Mr. Kensinger to the stand, he saw that he appeared to be sinking from some cause, and rushing up to him, was horrified to find the deceased speechless and powerless to move. From that time until his death he never recovered the power of speech. Mr. Kensinger came to this county soon after the war closed and became well-fixed in worldly goods. He was noted for his kindness of manner and pleasant word and his acquaintanceship was quite large. He leaves a wife and several children, several being married. Mr. Kensinger was 59, born in Miami County, Ohio and served in Co. D, 147th Ohio volunteer infantry; was a member of Gordon Granger Post No. 329, G.A.R., who escorted his remains to the train to be taken back to Ohio for burial.

KENT, Edmond Curran
b: 1861, Dublin, Ireland
d: May 31 1925, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery KA-KY, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, June 1925 - E. C. Kent died at his home in Kansas City at 11:30 p.m. Sunday, after ten days illness with uramic poisoning. He had been in failing health all spring. His three sons, Calvin and Frank of Clinton, and Phil of Detroit, Mich., and his sister, Mrs. Mary Whitaker of San Antonio, Texas, were at his bedside. Deceased was born in Dublin, Ireland and was about 65 years old. His father was attending the Dublin University, when he met Catherine Curran and they were married. When their son E. C. was 13 years old he came with an uncle to America., first living at Indianapolis, Ind., and learned the tailors trade. His first marriage was to Miss Ellen Diffenbacher, in Kansas. They lived in Texas for awhile after their marriage, moving to Clinton in 1892. She departed this life in May 1914. Four children blessed this union. The little daughter died in infancy. The sons are all living. He was married in 1918 to Mrs. Van Derpst of Louisville, Ky., who survives him. They lived here until about a year later, when they moved to Kansas City, which had been their home ever since. Mr. Kent was a 32nd degree Mason, a member of the Methodist Church, and Elks Club. He ran a tailor shop in Clinton for a number of years, later establishing the store on the south side of the square, where his sons are now in business. Mr. Kent was one of Clinton's dependable citizens for years - a good business man and ever ready for community progress. A short funeral service was held in Kansas City Tuesday and his body brought to Clinton Wednesday at noon and taken to the M. E. church, South, where the pastor and the Masons conducted the services. Interment in Englewood.

KENT, Jack Curran
b: May 18 1923, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
d: Aug 13 1995, Denver, CO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery KA-KY, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Jack C. Kent, president of the Temple Hoyne Buell Foundation, died Sunday, August 13, 1995, at University Hospital in Denver, Colorado. He was 72. A memorial service was held Thursday, August 24, at Christ Episcopal Church, 2950 South University Boulevard. Graveside services were held Thursday, August 17, in the Englewood Cemetery, Clinton. Mr. Kent had served as the president of the Temple Hoyne Buell Foundation since 1980. Under his leadership, the Foundation, created by the late Denver architect, Temple Buell, has made millions of dollars of grants to numerous causes in the Denver area. In 1991, the Foundation led off the campaign to convert the Denver Arena into a major Broadway-size theater with a five million dollar gift. That theater is now known as the Temple Hoyne Buell Theater and is the site of the major Broadway touring shows in Denver. The University of Colorado was the recipient of a gift that created the Temple Hoyne Buell Heart Center. Mr. Kent was born in Clinton on May 18, 1923. After attending Texas A&M University, he transferred to the University of Chicago where he graduated with an emphasis in Oriental languages. He completed a master's degree at the University of Michigan, also in Oriental languages. Following college, Mr. Kent served in World War II in United States Army Intelligence and as a member of the United States Occupation Forces in Japan from 1947 to 1948. He was discharged as a captain. Prior to arriving in Denver, Mr. Kent worked in various capacities in the automobile industry. From 1947 to 1957 he worked for Chrysler International, traveling to 59 countries on business. He was the National Sales Manager for Renault/Peugeot from 1957 to 1960. From 1960 through 1966, he owned or operated automobile dealerships in Hawaii and California. Upon arriving in Denver in 1967, Mr. Kent opened Jack Kent Cadillac, which was a long term fixture on South Colorado Boulevard. He owned that dealership until his retirement in 1986. During that period, he garnered many awards from Cadillac and General Motors. Mr. Kent also was a prominent contributor to the charitable community in Denver. He began as one of the founders of the Rocky Mountain affiliate of the National Kidney Foundation in 1968. He was drawn to that work as a result of his father's death due to kidney disease. Mr. Kent committed substantial time and energy to the National Kidney Foundation, both at the Denver and national levels. Locally he served as the Rocky Mountain Regional President from 1972 to 1974. In 1974 he was elected national vice president and, from 1975 to 1977, he served as the chairman of the National Kidney Foundation. As chairman, Mr. Kent focused his energies on building closer relationships between the local affiliates and the national organization, increased financial stability and improved financial disclosure. After his service as chairman, he served on numerous committees of the Foundation. Mr. Kent's dedication and achievement on behalf of the National Kidney Foundation was recognized in 1980 with the receipt of the Martin Wagner Memorial Award, the highest award the National Kidney Foundation awards to a volunteer In May of 1992, the University of Colorado awarded Mr. Kent its Distinguished Service Award recognizing his national achievement in the medical field. Mr. Kent was active in a variety of other causes was well. He served for five years as a committee board member of the National Institutes of Health. From 1974 to 1977, he was a member of the Board of Trustees of Kent Denver School. He was chairman of the alliance Francaise in Denver and a member of the Board of the Institute of International Education. In 1994, he chaired the first annual Benjamin F. Stapleton Tribute Dinner for the American Diabetes Association. He is survived by his wife, Mimi (nee Garoutte), whom he married on June 6, 1955; five children, Janet Kent Burgess, Martha G. Kent, Molly Kent, Jeffrey C. Kent and Richard F. Kent, and one grandson, Carter.

KENTCH, Rosetta ENGLAND
b: Jan 3 1933, Callao, Macon Co, MO
d: May 12 2004, Green Ridge, Pettis Co, MO
bur:
Green Ridge Cemetery, Green Ridge, Pettis Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, May 17 2004 - Rosetta Kentch, 71, Green Ridge, died Wednesday evening, May 12, 2004, at her home. She was born January 3, 1933, in Callio, the daughter of Earl London England and Ellen Anges (Cavanaugh) England. On November 16, 1951, in Raton, New Mexico, she married Donald Lynn Kentch, who survives of the home. She was a homemaker. Several years ago she worked as a checker at the Humpty Dumpty Grocery Store in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and had also worked at a bank in Denver, Colorado. She was a member of the First Baptist Church, St. Charles, and since moving to Green Ridge she attended the Green Ridge Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband, Lynn, of the home; two sons, Donald Floyd Kentch, Chandler, Arizona, Leslie Dean Kentch, Reno, Nevada; a daughter Vicki Lynn Hasenheyer, Tucson, Arizona; six grandchildren, six great-grandchildren; two brothers,m Delbert Earl England, Orchard, Colorado, J. d. England, Greeley, Colorado; a sister, Lois Sturtevant, Greeley, Colorado, and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were Monday May 17, at Green Ridge Baptist Church. Burial was in Green Ridge Cemetery.

KEPFERLE, Irma Virginia GILLILAN
b: Feb 25 1919, Henry Co, MO
d: Feb 17 2004, Blue Springs, Jackson Co, MO
bur: Cremation

Kansas City Star, Kansas City MO, Feb 19 2004 - Irma Virginia (Gillilan) Kepferle, 84, Independence, MO, passed away February 17, 2004, at St. Mary's Hospital, Blue Springs. Funeral services will be Friday, Feb. 20, at the Amos Family Chapel of Shawnee. Cremation will follow services. Irma was born in Henry County, MO, the only child of Virgil P. and Mary "Orpha" (Hunt) Gillilan. Irma lived in the San Luis Valley, CO, for three years as a child returning to Henry County at age six. She was a 1938 graduate of Clinton High School and lived in the Henry County area until moving to Merriam, KS, in 1939 to join her husband, Kenneth R. Kepferle, in his business, The Mission Press. She lived in Merriam and Shawnee until 1987 when she moved to Independence. Irma was a concert quality pianist, active in church and school as a soloist and pianist and gave piano lessons after high school graduation. Following her husband's induction into the Army Air Corps in WWII, she traveled with him to Denver, CO, where she worked for the Denver Post Dispatch and then to Salt Lake City, where she worked for the Salt Lake City Tribune. After Kenneth was shipped to the South Pacific, she returned to Kansas City and worked for Sears, then Rival Manufacturing. Following the War, she returned to The Mission Press with her husband and worked there until opening The PlayHouse in Shawnee in the 1950s. In the early 1960s, she sold the dress shop to remain at home caring for her mother. Irma cared for dozens of children, including grandsons and greatgrandchildren, in her home daycare from that time until she retired at age 80. She is survived by her son, Kim "Dusty" Kepferle of the home; daughter, Sandra McCollum, Independence; three grandsons - Clint Kepferle, Independence, Shawn McCollum and wife, Barbara, of Independence, James McCollum and wife, Christy, of Blue Springs. She leaves six great-grandchildren: Lacey and Jacob McCollum of Independence, Lorin and Levin McCollum of Blue Springs, Vincent Kepferle of Kansas City, KS, and Kaiya Kepferle of Independence, MO. Irma was a kind and gentle Mother, Grandmother and friend who will be sorely missed.

KEPHART, Kenneth Russell
b: Feb 24 1909, Elm, Johnson Co, MO
d: Jun 19 1992, Lee's Summit, Jackson Co, MO
bur:
Elm Spring Baptist Church Cemetery, Elm, Johnson Co, MO
arr: Ben Cast & Son-Wood Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Kenneth Russell Kephart, 83, Holden, passed away Friday, June 19, 1992 at Lee's Summit Community Hospital in Lee's Summit. He was born February 24, 1909 in Elm, Mo., the son of William Thomas and Cora Alice (Mitchell) Kephart. He married Lucy Benton Slack in Adrain on March 1, 1931. She preceded him in death on March 7, 1985. Mr. Kephart had lived in the Holden area all his life. He was a farmer. Surviving are two sons, Kerry Kephart, Holden, and Jerry Kephart, Liberty; five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday, June 21, 1992 at Ben Cast & Son-Wood Funeral Home, Holden. Burial was at Elm Cemetery, Kingsville.

KEPNER, Glenn Sterling
b: Apr 13 1908, near Creighton, Cass Co, MO
d: Aug 12 1994, Urich, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Urich Cemetery, Bogard Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Consalus Funeral Homes

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Glenn Sterling Kepner, 837 NW 1201 Rd., Urich, died at his home Friday, August 12, 1994, at 10:20 a.m. following a long illness. He was born in Cass County, south of Creighton on April 13, 1908, the second child and oldest son of Jerome David and Daisy Isabelle (Gregg) Kepner. Glenn spent most of his life in the community where he was born, having moved with his family at age four to Anaconda, Montana, for about a year before returning to Henry county. He completed the eight years of formal education offered by Oak Grove School northwest of Urich. On December 15, 1931, he was married to Mary Lena Hall at Clinton. After a wedding trip to Oklahoma to visit relatives, the couple made their home two miles east of Urich where their four children were born. In 1936 the couple lived in Kansas City for a short time, then returned to their farm home. In 1948 they moved to the present home north of Urich. Glenn and Mary farmed and mined coal to support their family and he did mechanical repairs for friends and neighbors. He was never too busy to take time to help others. He as interested in electricity and electronics and built an operational crystal radio set when he was still a child. During the Depression years he worked for WPA, until he was hired by Gleaner Baldwin in Independence, serving as a machine operator. He then resumed farming, which he followed as long as his health permitted, renting the farm to his son when he was no longer able to operate equipment. He joined the Baptist Church at Hartwell a few years after his marriage, later moving his membership to Urich. He joined the Masonic Order in Clinton in 1957, attaining the 32nd degree in the Scottish Rite. He was a member of the Eastern Star at Urich, where he and his wife were both extremely active, filling many offices in the local chapter. The later moved both his Masonic and Eastern Star memberships to Garden City. He was also a member of the Messiah White Shrine Chapter at Harrisonville, faithfully serving in various offices. He was honored with the appointment of Supreme Watchman of Shepherds in that order for one year. His remarkable ability to memorize and quote lengthy passages made him an impressive member of these fraternal orders. Glenn was an avid reader, and although his formal education was limited, he continued to learn throughout his life. He loved all children and enjoyed teaching and entertaining them with stories, songs and poems he had learned as a youth. He was very patient to explain how things worked, and helped with many scientific experiments and demonstrations. He was never happier than when he as helping a youngster learn, and offered encouragement as well as advice in their endeavors. In 1992 he had to have his artificial hip replaced, but was never able to walk alone after the surgery. He gradually became bedfast, and was lovingly, patiently and tenderly attended by his grandson, Dennis Overbey and his family, who moved to a trailer across the road from Glenn. His daughter, Jean Overbey, stayed with him each weekend. His daughter, Margaret Kerns, also assisted in his care and handled business matters for him. Glenn was preceded in death by his wife, his parents, his sister, Maude Dayton in January 1991, and a grandson, David Lynn Fountain, at age 28 in 1988. He is survived by his four children, Mary Sue Fountain and her husband Fred of Centerville, Ks., Glenna Jean Overbey and her husband Max of Harrisonville, Margaret Ann Kerns and her husband George of Urich, and Sterling Glenn Kepner and his wife Peggy of Urich; a brother, Lee Jerome Kepner and his wife Hazel of Urich; 10 grandchildren, Susan Kay Ross of Kansas City, Michael Eugene Overbey of Adrain, Dennis Ray Overbey of the home, and Max Douglas Overbey of Harrisonville, Robert Glenn Overbey of Wichita, Ks., Bradfield Wayne Fountain of Mound City, Ks., Paul Sterling Fountain of Centerville, Ks., Leanne Marie Fountain of Shawnee, Ks., Glenn Sterling Kepner and Mary Ruth Schmoll of Urich; 10 great-grandchildren, Amanda Jean and Michael Kristopher Overbey of Harrisonville, Sean Eugene, Rachel Lynn and Daniel Eugene Overbey of Adrian, Eugene Overbey of Adrain, Phillip Andrew Ross of Kansas City, Megan Lynee and Morgan Lace Fountain of Nixa, Perry Andrew and Jeffrey Maylen Schmoll of Urich, also Doreen Cooper and her children, Brandy and Justin who helped care for Glenn during his extended illness and numerous relatives and friends. The funeral was at the Consalus Funeral Home in Urich with a service by the Masonic Order Monday, August 15. Grandsons, Michael E. Overbey, Max D. Overbey, Dennis R. Overbey, Glenn S. Kepner, Robert G. Overbey, Paul S. Fountain and Bradfield W. Fountain, were pall bearers. He was buried in Urich Cemetery beside his wife.

KEPNER, Lee Jerome
b: Jan 16 1919
d: Oct 10 2003, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Urich Cemetery, Bogard Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Consalus Funeral Homes

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Oct 13 2003 - Lee Jerome Kepner, 84, Urich, died Friday, October 10, 2003, at Golden Valley Hospital. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, October 14, at the Consalus-Bradley Chapel, Urich, with burial in the Urich Cemetery. Preceding him in death were his parents; one brother, Glenn Kepner, and one sister, Maude Dayton. Survivors include his wife, Hazel of the home; one daughter, Dorothy Lufholm and husband Larry, Blue Springs; plus numerous nieces and nephews.

KERBY, Roy Benton
b: Aug 14 1904, Coal, Henry Co, MO
d: Sep 26 1992, Overland Park, Johnson Co, KS
bur: Johnson County Memorial Cemetery, Overland Park, Johnson Co, KS

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Roy Benton Kerby, 88, died Sept. 26, 1992, in Overland Park Manor, where he lived. Graveside services were Monday at Johnson County Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Mr. Kerby was born in Coal and lived in Wichita most of his life. He moved to this area in 1990. He was a chemist for the Mobil Oil Corp. in Augusta, Kansas, for 35 years before he retired. He earlier was a teacher in Mindenmines, Mo., and Maize, Kansas, for a total of 10 years. He was a member of Central Christian Church, Wichita. He was a member of the Mystic Tie Masonic Lodge, Augusta, and the Midlan Shrine and the Scottish Rite bodies in Wichita. He was a member of Crestview Country Club, Wichita. He received a bachelor's degree in chemistry from the Pittsburg (Kan.) State College in 1931. His wife Velma Kerby died in 1990. Survivors include brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews and nieces.

KERCHER, Francis Lawrence
b: abt 1932, Keyapaha, SD
d: Jun 4 1992, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
arr:
Vansant-Mills Funeral Home
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Francis Lawrence Kercher, 60, route one, Blairstown, died Thursday, June 4, 1992, at Research Hospital in Kansas City. He was born in Keyapaha, S.D. He had lived in Blairstown for the past four years. He was a veteran of the Korean Conflict. He was an electrician. He is survived by his mother, Mildred Wantz of Clinton; three brothers, Don Kercher of Malta Bend, Ernest Kercher of Chilhowee and Ronnie Wantz of Valentine, Nebraska; two sisters, Eula Kercher of San Diego and Wanda Hartgrave of Clinton.

KERN, Margaret MAYER
b: Feb 2 1912, Montrose, Henry Co, MO
d: Oct 30 2002, Stanley, Chippewa Co, WI

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Nov 7 2002 - Margaret Mayer Kern, 90, Stanley, Wisconsin, died Wednesday, October 30, 2002. She was born in Montrose February 2, 1912. She is survived by one daughter, Cheryl Kern Simirenko, West Lafayette, Indiana; one sister, Rose Swaters, Montrose, and two sisters-in-law, Eileen Mayer of Montrose and Marilyn Mayer of Frankfurt, South Dakota. She was preceded in death by her husband, four sisters and three brothers. Funeral services were held November 1 in Stanley, Wisconsin.

KERN, William M. "Bill"
b: May 23 1909, Prairie City, Bates Co, MO
d: Jun 15 1993, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
bur:
Rockville Cemetery, Rockville, Bates Co, MO
arr: Hill & Son Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - William Martin Kern, the son of Michael and Minnie (Shea) Kern, was born on May 23, 1909 in Prairie City, Mo. and departed this life on June 15, 1993 at Research Medical Center in Kansas City at the age of 84. Bill lived in the Rockville area all of his life. He worked as a farmer, was a custodian for the Rockville school, drove a school bus, and was a self-employed truck driver. Bill was united in marriage to Fern Elise Steiner on Jan. 16, 1935, in Lowry City. They enjoyed 57 years of marriage before Fern's death on May 7, 1992. He was a devoted and faithful member of the Faith United Church of Christ in Prairie City. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, his sister, Esther Griggs and his brother Victor kern. He is survived by four nephews, Hillard Griggs of Nevada, Howard Griggs of Stockton, William Kern of butler, and Gary Steiner of Denver, Co.; two nieces, Margie Siegismund of Rockville, and Sharon Woods of Lee's Summit. Bill was always very proud of his family and shared much love and enjoyment with his nieces and nephews. He enjoyed fishing and was a person who truly enjoyed life. His smile and sense of humor will be greatly missed by all who had the privilege of knowing him. Funeral services were Friday, June 18, 1993 at Eckhoff-Hill Funeral Home, Appleton City. Burial was in Rockville Cemetery.

KERNOHAN, Theron Bruce "Bud"
b: May 4 1909, Wichita, Sedgwick Co, KS
d: Jul 4 1992, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery KA-KY, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
arr: Vansant-Mills Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Theorn Bruce "Bud" Kernohan, age 83 of Clinton, Missouri, passed away Saturday, July 4, 1992 at his home. Mr. Kernohan was born in Wichita, Kansas and had lived in Joplin, Missouri for 30 years before moving to Schell Knob, Missouri where he lived for 18 years and moved to Clinton two months ago. He was a technician for Eagle-Pitcher Company in Joplin, Missouri before he retired in 1974. He was a member of the First Christian Church, Shell Knob, Shell Knob Volunteer Fire Department and the Shell Knob Lions Club. He is survived by his wife WInifred M. Kernohan of the home; one son Bill Kernohan, Clinton; two daughters, Carolyn Miller, Topeka, Kansas and Connie Livgren, Carbondale, Kansas; one brother Howard Kernohan, Shell Knob and one sister Marjorie Miller, Tampa Florida as well as six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the Vansant-Mills Chapel Tuesday, July 7, 1992. Burial was at Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

KERNOHAN, Winifred M. MANGAN
b: Jan 21 1911, Cherryvale, Montgomery Co, KS
d: Jun 8 1995, Stover, Morgan Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery KA-KY, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
arr: Vansant-Mills Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Winifred M. Kernohan, daughter of Michael and Alice (Gerard) Mangan, was born January 21, 1991, in Cherryvale, Kansas, and died at the Golden Age Nursing Home in Stover June 8, 1995, at the age of 84. Mrs. Kernohan lived in Shell Knob for 20 years before she moved to Stover three years ago. She was the manager of the Crown Drug Store in Joplin for 20 years before she retired in 1972. She was a member of the Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Stover, and the Lioness Club of Shell Knob. She is survived by one son Bill Kernohan and wife Marilyn of Clinton; one sister Thelma Catron of Cherryvale, Kansas, and three grandchildren, Todd, Molly and Darby Kernohan of Clinton. Her husband Bud Kernohan preceded her in death on July 4, 1992. Funeral services were held at the Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Clinton, Friday, June 9. Burial was in the Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

KERNS, Carol Ann
b: Sep 19 1961
d: Jan 12 1999
bur:
Maplewood Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Funeral services for Carol Kerns, 37, will be held Saturday, January 23, in Kansas City. Graveside services will be at Maplewood Cemetery at Brownington. Ms. Kerns was the sister-in-law of Cindy Bock, whose father Bill Bailey, is a longtime Deepwater resident. She has many friends in this area.

KERNS, Charley F.
b: Jul 30 1899
d: Jul 15 1980
bur:
Maplewood Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Charley Kerns was born July 30, 1899 and died July 15, 1980. Funeral services were held at the Brownington Baptist Church, Tuesday, July 19, 1980. Interment was in Maplewood Cemetery, Brownington.

KERNS, Ethel F. McCALL
b: May 27 1926, Buckner, Jackson Co, MO
d: Oct 1 2002, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur: Longview Memorial Gardens, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Oct 2 2002 - Ethel F. Kerns, 76, Clinton and formerly of Kansas City, died Tuesday, October 1, 2002, at her home. Graveside services will be Friday, October 4, at Longview Memorial Gardens. She was born May 27, 1926, in Buckner. She was a homemaker and was a member of the VFW Women's Auxiliary in Belton. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dennis Kerns, and a great-granddaughter, Brittnee Joplin. She is survived by her daughters and their husband, Linda and Dallas Rogers, Clinton, Cheryl and Tim McCormick, Peculiar, Gail Garrison and Stan Baptist, ElDorado Springs, Pam and Kenneth Egnor, Nevada; sisters, Lula Bush and Wilma Richter, both of Warsaw; brothers, Ralph McCall, Meta, and Johnny McCall, St. Joseph; eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

KERNS, Ethel Mable
b: May 13 1905, near Gower, Clinton Co, MO
d: Feb 22 1925, Davis Twp, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery KA-KY, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Ethel Mable Kerns is with Jesus. Earthly troubles are hers no more. She has entered her reward. Not yet twenty and yet her life work is ended. We can see hers as a face illumined and "entered into the joys of her Lord," for she always did what she could. Mere words cannot express our appreciation of her life, that was so busily full of doing her best. Never has Clinton high school had a pupil of higher ideals, aims and striving to do her best. If we had not told her nearly the same as this a few months ago, we would not want to write it, as too often have we all postponed our appreciation of those who live and try until too late. We watched Ethel work through her high school course. Never were we met with anything but a smile. Hers was unselfish ambition. For she took into her home her knowledge and appreciation of the new things she studied and learned. Hers was happiness supreme, when she signed her contract to teach her first school, Farmers Institute. She gave to them her best. She was public spirited and was willing to plan and coach plays, anything for community benefit. Monday afternoon of last week she took sick and went to her boarding place about 3 p.m. The next day her father, G. A. Kerns was summoned and took her home. She was critically ill from the first with a high fever - it being influenza in a acute form with a typhoid complication. all that physicians and loving hands could do could not keep her with us, and as the Sabbath morning dawned at 8 a.m., she took her last journey. Ethel was born in Clinton county, Mo., near Gower, May 13, 1905. About 15 years ago she moved to this county with her parents. Part of the time had been spent here, with exception of the few years they lived away. She is survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. G. A. Kerns, who live eight miles west of Clinton, near Mt. Carmel; two sisters, Hattie and Martha; four brothers, Henry, George, Robert and Ralph, all at home. Her grandmother, Mrs. Hattie Herring, of St. Joseph, was at her bedside. Ethel graduated from the Teacher's Training Department of the Clinton high school, May 1924. June 1924, she was converted in the Walker revival, giving her church preference as Baptist, but had never united with any church. Funeral service at the home of her parents, Wednesday afternoon, after which her body was taken to Englewood for burial. Her casket was opened there for her friends and classmates to take a last look at her remains.

KERNS, Hadley Virgil
b: Oct 26 1908, Brownington, Henry Co, MO
d: Mar 22 1995, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Maplewood Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Consalus Funeral Homes

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Hadley had been a member of the First Baptist Church of Brownington since he was 16 years old. Hadley Virgil Kerns, 86 years of age, went to meet the Lord on March 22, 1995, at the Golden Valley Memorial Hospital. Hadley was born near Brownington on October 26, 1908. He was the youngest son of Fred and Molly Kerns. Hadley and Nora Walters were united in marriage on July 22, 1933. From this union four daughters were born - Berniece, Margaret, Roberta and Judy. Their daughter Judy, and a grandson, Carl Lee, preceded him in death. Survivors are his wife, Nora; daughters, Berniece, Margaret, Roberta and son-in-law, David; 12 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren, also a host of nieces and nephews. Hadley enjoyed his children and grandchildren very much. He enjoyed sports. Most of all he enjoyed hunting. He enjoyed a good race with his running hounds and talking to his hunting buddies about the races they had and the good dogs they had. Funeral services were Saturday, March 25, at the Brownington Baptist Church. Burial was in Maplewood Cemetery, Brownington. Consalus Funeral Home, Clinton, was in charge of arrangements.

KERNS, Judy D.
b: Mar 25 1939
d: Sep 4 1991, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
bur:
Maplewood Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Mrs. Judy Kerns, 52, Kansas City, died Wednesday, September 4, 1991, at Truman Medical Center. Funeral services will be held Saturday at the Brownington Baptist Church. Burial will be in Maplewood Cemetery at Brownington. She is survived by two sons, Frank Schrami and Steve Schrami, both of Kansas City, one brother, Lora Burton, Kansas City, Kansas; her mother and father, Hadley and Nora Kerns of Brownington; three sisters, Bernice Brown, Kansas City, Margaret Pasley of Clinton and Roberta King of Raytown; three grandchildren.

KERNS, Mary Ann "Mollie" REECE
b: Aug 20 1868, Carrollton, Greene Co, IL
d: Mar 3 1945, Brownington, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Maplewood Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Eye, Clinton MO, Mar 15 1945 - Mrs. Mary Ann (Mollie) Kerns, eldest daughter of John and Rachel Reece was born in Carrolton, Illinois, Aug. 20, 1868, and passed away at her home March 3, 1945 at Brownington, Mo. She came with her parents to Brownington when a small girl and since made this her home. In the year of 1885, she was married to Fred Kerns and to this union 10 children were born, of which 7 survive - four daughters and three sons: Mesdames Ben and Dan Crowder and Charley Kerns of Brownington; Hadley Kerns of Deepwater, John Kerns, Jerseyville, Illinois; Mrs. Ota Obert of Kansas City and Mrs. Ray Stevens of Bakersfield California. Also one brother, Charley Reece, Brownington; two sisters, Mesdames F. E. Church, Coffeyville, Kansas; and John Plecker, Arkansas City, Kansas; her husband preceded her in death in 1922. Two grandsons are in the armed services overseas, and three grandsons are in training here. Early in her married life she professed her faith in God and joined the Pleasant Valley Baptist Church, later moving her membership to the Brownington Church where it still remained and was a constant church attendant when health permitted. Funeral services were held at the Brownington church March 5. Burial was in Maplewood Cemetery at Brownington with Tom Hurst and Chas. Rickett, undertakers in charge.

KERNS, Mildred Violet GRASHER
b: Nov 23 1916, near Garland, Henry Co, MO
d: Jan 11 2007, Lee's Summit, Jackson Co, MO
bur:
Norris Cemetery, Big Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Vansant-Mills Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 31 2007 - Mildred Kerns, 90, died at 3:15 a.m. Thursday, January 11, 2007, at the home of her daughter Gina in Lee's Summit, following a lengthy illness. Mildred Violet Grasher was born November 23, 1916, near Garland, Henry County, the second child of Annie Margaret (Butz) and Albert Oscar Grasher. When she was young, the family moved to a farm south of Hartwell, where she grew to maturity. She attended her first year of school at Garland, completing her eight grades of education at Marvin School. She spent most of her life in the vicinity of Hartwell and Delmar, moving to Clinton in 1969. She continued to live in the home on North Second Street after the death of her husband in 1982. In 2005 she suffered a stroke and heart attack and lived at Regency Care center until March 2006 when she made her home with her daughter and son-in-law Gina and Reno Moreno, in Lee's Summit. She helped her father with work about the farm, accompanying him on trips to the stockyards in Kansas City frequently. She continued to assist her parents over the years and during their final illnesses she was always on hand to do whatever was needed to make them comfortable. She was married January 4, 1936, to George Emmanuel Kerns in Henry County. The first year of their marriage they lived in a house on her parents' farm. They later lived on the Gaines ranch, where her husband was employed. After a few years they moved to the Williams place, later returning to the Gaines ranch. about 1946 they purchased the Grant Stevens place, where they raised their children. She belonged to Hartwell Baptist Church, later moving her membership to Hickory Grove Church. After that church closed, she attended Hopewell Cumberland Presbyterian Church near Delmar. As her health began to limit her activities she attended various churches in Clinton. She enjoyed making lap robes, rolling bandages and picking out pecans at the Methodist Church. Mildred belonged to an Extension Club for many years and was active with her children in 4-H. She earned extra money for the family by cleaning houses while her children were growing up and later worked at Williams' Dairy Dip, Wiley's Cafe, other restaurants and the Golden valley Hospital, from which she retired, remaining active with the Auxiliary there. For a number of years she wrote local news items for the Clinton Eye. She cleaned the Demming Duck Lodge as long as she was able, picking numerous waterfowl for local hunters. She was a typical farm wife, canning, sewing, gardening and cooking for her family. Cooking remained a very important part of her life to the end. Her delight was to help her son-in-law Reno, Cook each weekend. Every day during her last months she asked, "Is there anything you need me to do?" She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, Louis Anton and Lyle Benton, and a sister Carol Albertine Grasher. She is survived by her children, George Albert and wife Margaret, Bobbie Lee and Beverly kerns, all of Urich, Betty Ann Kerns and husband Duane McKee of Independence, Nina Lynn and husband Charles Newbill of Overland Park and Clinton, Gina Kay and husband Reno Moreno, Lee's Summit; six grandchildren, SSgt. Deborah and David Kerns, Lee's Summit, Dr. Sandra Kerns of Anchorage, Alaska, Charles Newbill III and Chandra of Overland Park, Kanas, and Chalanna and husband Reynaldo Herrera Mortera of Grandview; five great-grandchildren; a sister-in-law Louise Grasher of Urich; numerous relatives and friends. Funeral services were held at Vansant-Mills Chapel on Sunday, January 14. Due to inclement weather, interment was on Saturday, January 20, in Norris Cemetery, Urich.

KERNS, Nora Leona WALTERS
b: Oct 10 1914, Brownington, Henry Co, MO
d: Mar 19 2003, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Maplewood Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Consalus Funeral Homes

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 10 2003 - Nora L. Kerns, 88, Clinton, was born October 10, 1914, in Brownington, and went to be with the Lord March 19, 2003, at Golden Valley Hospital. She was the daughter of Samuel and Margaret Kelly Walters. On July 22, 1933, she married Hadley Kerns, who died March 22, 1995. They were the parents of four daughters, Bernice (Bea), Margaret (Maggie), Roberta and Judy. She had lived in the Brownington, Deepwater and Clinton area most of her life. Her husband, Hadley; two daughters, Maggie Pasley and Judy Schraml; one grandson, Carl Madole, and two sisters, Leta Eversole and Lucille Schmidt, preceded Nora in death. Daughters Bea Brown and Roberta King and husband, David, 12 grandchildren, many great-grandchildren and great-grandchildren survive her. Nora's love for God was strong; she relied on and trusted His word. She believed that all are only passing through on their way to their eternal home. She will be remembered for her faith in God, her love and kindness for family and friends and will never be forgotten. Nora has gone home. Funeral services were held March 22, at the Consalus-Bradley Chapel. Burial was in Brownington Cemetery.

KERNS, Ralph Herring
b: Feb 19 1918, Stewartsville, DeKalb Co, MO
d: Nov 11 2000, near Spanish Fork, Utah Co, UT
bur: Spanish Fork City Cemetery, Spanish Fork, Utah Co, UT

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Nov 24 2000 - Ralph Herring Kerns, 83, died Saturday, November 11, 2000, at his daughter's home near Spanish Fork, Utah. He was born February 18, 1918, at Stewartsville, in DeKalb County to George Adam Kerns and Mary Elizabeth Herring. Me married Fannie Belle Dameron on July 22, 1939. She died in October 1993. Ralph grew up near Clinton and attended a one-room school for eight years. Because of the financial difficulties of those years, he was not able to obtain further education. He served in the civilian Conservation Corps in 1937. He and Fannie were baptized into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1943, and he became a High Priest in that church and remained active throughout his life. In 1947 he and his family moved to St. Joseph where he worked for Armour and Company as a butcher until 1973. He also worked as a farmer for many years of his life, in addition to becoming a licensed auctioneer in Missouri, and operating his own used car business. Besides always enjoying visits from his grandchildren, his main spare time hobby was playing poker, which happened to also be a favorite of one of his 20th Century heroes - President Harry S. Truman. Survivors include his only child, Susie B. Seggar of Spanish Fork, Utah, and six grandchildren. Funeral services under the direction of Walker Mortuary of Spanish Fork were Thursday, November 16, in the Salem 6th Ward Chapel, 470 East Salem Canal Road, Salem, Utah. Burial was in the Spanish Fork City Cemetery.

KERR, Edna Fern NULL
b: Jul 14 1914, near Windsor, Pettis Co, MO
d: May 14 2009, Columbia, Boone Co, MO
bur:
Laurel Oak Cemetery KA-LY, Windsor, Windsor Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Hadley Funeral Home

Edna Fern Kerr, 94, of Sedalia, Mo., died early Thursday morning, May 14, 2009, at the University Hospitals and Clinics, Columbia, Mo. Mrs. Kerr was born July 14, 1914, near Windsor, Mo., in Pettis County, the daughter of Edward Elwood Null and Edna Earl (Smith) Null. On July 11, 1934, in Sedalia, Mo., she married John Oliver Kerr, who preceded her in death on January 11, 1989. Edna Fern worked as a seamstress at the Betty Rose Coat Factory in Kansas City for 25 years, retiring in the mid 1970's. Over the years, she was active in many organizations and charities and had attended the First Christian Church, Windsor. Survivors include 2 sons, Larry E. Kerr, Overland Park, Kansas, and John David Kerr, Upland, California; 2 grandsons; 12 great-grandchildren; 2 sisters, Vivian Carola Null, Farmington, Mo., and Charmian Gaunt, Whittier, Ca.; and numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews. In addition to her husband, John, she was preceded in death by a brother, Ralph Null and 4 sisters, Dorothy Gordon, Amy Feaster, Marjorie Null, and Marvel Null in infancy. Funeral services will be Saturday, May 16, at the Hadley Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Laurel Oak Cemetery.

KERR, Eula Hannah MOORE
b: Jan 1 1905, Henry Co, MO
d: Feb 7 1996, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery KA-KY, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
arr: Sickman & Dunning Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Eula Hannah (Moore) Kerr was born January 1, 1905, and in the early afternoon of February 7, 1996, she entered her eternal home. She was the youngest child of Chester M. and Nellie (Nivens) Moore and grew up on what was known as the Chettie Moore Fairview Farms, a dairy farm. She met Marcus M. Kerr from Osceola and after a two-week courtship, they were married August 15, 1928, in Warrensburg, and moved to the Indianapolis, Indiana, where they made their home for 61 years. Their love and devotion to each other were always an inspiration to family and friends. She was a member of the Eastern Star and always available when asked to lend a helping hand. She enjoyed being a homemaker and had skills cooking special dishes for all occasions. In her spare time she loved canning, working in the garden, caring for roses, doing needlepoint, quilting and teaching their parakeet to talk. She was full of wit and love, and a fun person to be around. After her health began to decline she and Marc moved back to Clinton in 1989. She was preceded in death by her parents, brother Roy Nivens Moore, sister Adelaide Aletha (Moore) White Allen and a nephew, Chester Lee Moore. She is survived by her husband Marcus M. Kerr; two nieces, Aletha Anne (Moore) Marshall and Patsy Sue (Moore) Newell; Chester's widow, Mary Ann (Paul) Moore; four great-nieces, Susan Lane (Moore) Cornelius, Aletha Ann (Moore) McNally, Jill Anne (Marshall) Hecht and Paula Jane (Moore) Porter; two great-nephews, Mark Roy Newell and Richard Emery Newell II and five great-great-niece and nephews, Ryan Christopher Newell, Christopher Leighton McNally, Robert David Hecht, Madalyn Rena McNally and Austin Tyler Newell. Funeral services were held Friday, February 9, at Sickman-Dunning Funeral Home, with burial in Englewood.

KERR, Marcus Melvin
b: Jul 5 1905, Omaha, Douglas Co, NE
d: May 14 1996, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery KA-KY, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
arr: Sickman & Dunning Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Marcus Melvin Kerr was born on July 5, 1905, in South Omaha, Nebraska, son of Thadeus C. Kerr and the former Myrtle MacDonough. After his mother died he moved with his father, sisters and stepmother to Osceola where he was in the eighth grade. In his youth he wanted an automobile and his father helped him find work on a farm, plowing one furrow at a time behind a team of mules for room, board and $1 a day. When he had saved enough he bought a new one, the first model with an electric starter, beginning a lifelong fascination with the new technology of the automobile. Marc enlisted in the Navy in 1923, serving afloat in the brand new cruiser USS Cincinnati as a "plank-owner" of the initial crew at her commissioning at Bremerton, Washington. He served as bow hook on the Captain's Gig at her homeport of San Diego. He also participated at exercises in Hawaiian waters where tactics were perfected that saved many lives later in World War II. He was proud of his designation as Master Gunner (anti-aircraft). He served ashore during the Nicaraguan Insurrection as machine gunner on the train bringing mail and payroll from the port of Corino through territory controlled by the rebels under Sandino to the embassy in the capital city of Managua. He later transferred to the cruiser USS Raleigh, sailing her to be decommissioned at the Brooklyn Navy Yard under the terms of the Washington Naval Treaty for Disarmament. He was honorably discharged in August 1927 as a Seaman, First Class. After his Navy service Marc worked on the survey crew building the old bridge at Osceola. A Clinton coworker on the crew brought him here for a weekend and he met and married Eula Hannah Moore after a whirlwind two-week courtship. They eloped to Warrensburg where they were married August 15, 1928, in the parlor of the Methodist Chapel with the pastor's wife and his best friend as witnesses. They were a devoted couple for 67 years until she died February 7, 1996. Through correspondence with a Navy shipmate he learned of work in Indianapolis so Marc and Eula moved there shortly after their marriage and remained proud Hoosiers for 61 years. He worked in the RCA Plant at a time when electronics were just becoming available for purchase for use in the home and office. He served for 30 years as a U.S. Post Office Department letter carrier in the State Office Building where he was on a friendly first name basis with legislators, judges and workers at every level. He was an active member of the Scottish Rite Masonic Lodge, a loyal Shriner and proud member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Their home was always a welcome place for their beloved nephew and nieces; Chester and Mary Ann Moore, Anne and Bruce Marshall and Patsy and Dick Newell, as well as all other members of their extended family. Marc was a friendly man whose sincere greeting of "Howdy, Bub!" brought joy to old friends and strangers alike. His love of gardening really showed as their home was a show place in the neighborhood. His shop produced marvels of carpentry including a purple martin house that hosted 30 birds and many elegant frames for Eula's needlepoint. They patiently taught their parakeets to talk and it was a delight to hear them perform Peter Piper Picked A Peck ... and Papa's Pretty Precious Baby. In Clinton, Marc especially enjoyed his Pomeranian "Buddy". Marc returned to Clinton with Eula in 1989 and rekindled old friendships and made new ones. He enjoyed being out around the city and warmly greeted friends at the 50th wedding anniversary celebration of Beulah and Glen Elrod on April 14, 1996, at Westwood Nursing Center. Marcus was also preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Zoe and Irene; stepmother, brothers- and sisters-in-law, Roy and Courtney Moore, Adelaide Moore White Allen, Given White and Ernest Allen, and a nephew Chester Moore. He is survived by three nieces, six grandnieces and nephews, Susan Cornelius, Aletha McNally, Mark Newell, Richard Newell, Jill Hecht and Paula Porter, and six great-grandnieces and nephews, Ryan Newell, Christopher McNally, Robert Hecht, Madalyn McNally, Austin Newell and Hannah Hecht. His memorial service was conducted May 17 at Sickman and Dunning Chapel. Burial was at Englewood Cemetery, where he was laid to rest beside his wife in the Moore family plot.

KERRICK, Forrest Raymond
b: Feb 16 1894, St. Joe, TX
d: Mar 10 1972, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery KA-KY, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
arr: Consalus Funeral Homes

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Forrest R. Kerrick, 78, Clinton, MO, formerly of Kansas City, died Friday at the home of an apparent heart attack. He was born in St. Jo, TX, lived here about 30 years and moved to Clinton 27 years ago. He was a sawmill operator. He leaves a daughter, Mrs. Kaye McCoy, 814 Susquehanna Ridge, Independence, MO, three brothers, Thomas, 1805 Hayes, Blue Summit; Donald, Roach, MO., and Otho, Lake Lotawana; three sisters, Mrs. Fern Hahn, 1804 Tilden, Blue Summit; Mrs. Mary Spry, 1802 Hayes, Blue Summit; and Mrs. Reba Shirk, Lake Tahoe, CA, and a granddaughter. Services will be Tuesday at the Consalus Chapel, Clinton; Burial in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

KERRIGAN, Frances Rosanna "Fannie" SHORTHOSE
b: Jan 8 1876, Bloomington, McLean Co, IL
d: Mar 24 1947, Brownington, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery KA-KY, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Henry County Democrat, Thursday, Mar 27 1947 - Mrs. Fannie Kerrigan, widow of the late M. J. Kerrigan, passed away Monday, March 24, 1947, at her home in Brownington. Fannie Rosanna Shorthose was born Jan. 8, 1876 at Bloomington, Illinois, the daughter of Herbert and Harriet Shorthose. She moved to Brownington, Mo., with the family about 1880 where she had resided until her death March 24, 1947, except for two years when she lived in Clinton. On May 26, 1896 she was united in marriage to Michael J. Kerrigan in Kansas City, Mo., who preceded her in death March 16, 1933. She was a member of the Holy Rosary Catholic Church of Clinton. Mrs. Kerrigan had been invalided since Nov. 1933, the result of a paralytic stroke, but her devout Christian faith had given her the inspiration to seek out blessings despite trouble and hardship. She had improved gradually during the past few years, and had always expressed determination to over come her handicap that lingered until death. Her death was discovered when a neighbor went to visit her Monday morning. Mrs. Kerrigan's devotion to her family and loved ones was set forth in her gentle ways and kindness, for she always had a soft and sincere manner of comforting them in time of trouble. Her fondness of youngsters brought her endless joy in the companionship of children who often visited her after school hours. Survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Charles Robinson and two grandchildren, Edwin Earl and Martha Robinson, all of Lancaster, California; one sister, Mrs. E. J. Slattery, Clinton, and a brother, Charles Shorthose of Lincoln, California; also numerous nieces and nephews. Mrs. Robinson arrived in Kansas City, Tuesday morning by plane. Funeral services will be held Thursday morning March 27, at the Holy Rosary Church in Clinton. Interment will be in Englewood Cemetery.

KERRIGAN, Michael John
b: Mar 29 1866, Philadelphia, PA
d: Mar 16 1933, Brownington, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery KA-KY, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
arr: Wilkinson Funeral Home

Clinton Eye, Clinton MO, Mar 23 1933 - M. J. Kerrigan died at his home in Brownington Thursday of last week, after being bedfast since January. Michael John Kerrigan, son of John and Anne Kerrigan, was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, March 29, 1866. While still a small boy, he moved with his parents to Bloomington, Illinois, and later to St. Louis. On May 26, 1895, he was married at Kansas City to Fannie Shorthose, of Brownington, Mo. They made their home in Kansas City for several years and later settled in Brownington, where he spent the later days of his peaceful life. He was born and raised in the Catholic faith, to which he was true and faithful to the end, being eligible to all the rights of the church. He worked as a fireman on the old Frisco line for 36 years, retiring in 1902. After being critically ill for several months, he passed quietly from this life, surrounded by those whom he loved. Father Beelor, of Clinton, ministered unto him, as he was passing thru the valley, and peacefully stepped across the border. He leaves his faithful wife, Fannie Kerrigan and foster daughter, Maxine Robison of the home; three sisters, Jennie Mellick, Annie Carbery and Elizabeth Olliges, all of St. Louis, besides numerous other relatives and a host of friends. Mr. Kerrigan was a steadfast citizen of Brownington, a "hail fellow, well met," always jovial and serene and never complaining in his intense pain. His dealings with others were straight, he was well liked, and will be greatly missed. He was buried from the Holy Rosary church at Clinton March 18, and the body was laid away beneath the trees at Englewood. The funeral was under the competent care of the Wilkinson Funeral Service.

KESEMAN, Barbara REID
b: Sep 1 1931, near Santiago, Benton Co, MO
d: May 31 2014, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Laurel Oak Cemetery KA-LY, Windsor, Windsor Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Hadley Funeral Home

Barbara R. Keseman, 82, of Windsor, Missouri, died Saturday, May 31, 2014, at the Golden Valley Memorial Hospital, Clinton, Mo. She was born September 1, 1931, in Benton County, Mo., near Santiago, the daughter of Claris Euell Reid and Dorothy Vivion (Dick) Reid. On September 11, 1949, at the Harmony Baptist Church in rural Benton County, Mo., she married August Ernest “Gus” Keseman who survives of the home. Barbara worked at the Windsor International Shoe Factory for over 30 years, until the factory closed. She then worked for Town & Country Shoes, in Sedalia, for a number of years. She also worked at The Windsor Review for several years, in the front office and she also worked at U.S. Safety/Parmelee for several years before her retirement. Barbara enjoyed gardening and canning. In addition to her husband, survivors include 2 nephews Jerry Varner, Lee’s Summit, Mo. and Larry Varner, Springfield, Mo.; a brother-in-law, Oren Varner, Warrensburg, Mo.; 2 nieces, Kathleen Crouch, Halfway, Mo., Mary Ann Thompson, Lee’s Summit, Mo.; and several great-nieces and nephews and great-great nieces and nephews and great-great-great nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a sister Mary Jean Varner and a brother, Robert Reid. Graveside funeral services will be Tuesday, June 3, 2014, at the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

KESSLER, Al J.
b: 1866, Indiana
d: Mar 17 1925, Deepwater, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Laurel Oak Cemetery KA-LY, Windsor, Windsor Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Mar 1925 - Late Tuesday evening Al Kessler and J. D. Herbert were killed in the yard of the former by a live wire. Mr. Kessler, who is about 60 years old and lives in the Cap McCown place in the northwest part of Deepwater, had an aerial in his back yard that blew down on a live wire. Looking out Mr. Kessler saw sparks flying from his fence to the grass which caught fire. He went out to put it out and it is thought he must have laid his arm on the electrically charged fence. It killed him instantly. His neighbor, J. D. Herbert, who lived across the street, seeing something was wrong went to his assistance and in some way touched something that was sufficiently charged to mean instant death. Mr. Herbert was near 30 years of age. Both men were employees of the Dickey Tile Factory. Mr. Kessler is survived by his wife and two step children. Mr. Herbert is survived by his wife and five small children, the youngest an infant only a few days old. All Henry county extends sympathy to these bereaved families, especially to the young widow and her fatherless children. Mr. Herbert's body was taken to Brownington to the train, then on to his former home in south Missouri for burial.

KESSLER, DeWilla C.
b: Jun 29 1873, Crawfordsville, Montgomery Co, IN
d: Apr 9 1944, Windsor, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Laurel Oak Cemetery KA-LY, Windsor, Windsor Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Eye, Apr 13 1944 - D. C. Kessler Died About 8 o'clock, Easter Sunday, April 9, 1944. He attended the sunrise service and breakfast that morning, so his demise was a shock to the community. DeWilla C. Kessler was born in Crawfordsville, Indiana, June 29, 1873, son of Geo. A. Kessler. He had lived in Windsor the past 11 years, and worked at his trade as a barber, having his own shop. Funeral services were held at Tuesday at the funeral home. Burial was in Laurel Oak cemetery.

KESSLER, George Henry
b: Feb 3 1870, Ballwin, St. Louis Co, MO
d: Apr 7 1939, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery KA-KY, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
arr: Consalus Funeral Homes

Clinton MO - George H. Kessler, resident of Clinton 31 years, reached the end of Life's highway at 4:28 p.m. Friday, April 7, at the Community Clinic Hospital. The week before Mr. Kessler had undergone a major operation from which he was recovering satisfactorily when Friday morning he suffered two asthmatic attacks, a malady of long standing, and was so depleted by the second attack that he was unable to rally and the end came late in the afternoon. George Henry Kessler was born Feb. 3, 1879, at Ballwin, St. Louis County, Mo., where he took his grade and high school work and by examination secured his high school certificate. He then went two years to the Warrenton Methodist College at Warrenton, Mo., where he excelled as a debater and in athletics. Later he took a business course at a Sedalia business college and decided on government service for his life's work, taking the civil service examinations and entering the service at St. Louis where he was one of the six men appointed to handle the World's Fair mail of 1904. While in Sedalia at school he met Miss Winifred Staples, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harry L. Staples of Clinton, and their friendship, which was immediate, they soon realized to be the love that so enriched and completed their lives. Married in 1902, they made their first home in St. Louis, coming to Clinton in 1908, where Mr. Kessler was transferred to the Clinton Post office as mail carrier. After the World War during which time he received nationwide recognition for the sale of baby bond, his health became impaired and he shifted to the rural mail service on which he was employed seven years. He then turned to his post as city carrier, being retired in 1931, with a splendid record of efficiency, thoroughness and kindness to his credit. Mr. Kessler was a Modern Woodman and a Mason until his hearing became so much affected that he withdrew his memberships. He was also a member of the Franklin Street Methodist Church, faithful in attendance, having been confirmed in that denomination as a child, his parents being devout German Methodists. He was a strong, big man of fine appearance and ruled his life to the highest ideals. He had a tender, gentle consideration for others and his family that endeared him to them and to his friends by the strongest bonds of devotion and mutual love. He had a great understanding and sincere affection for children and the love he lavished on his two daughters and son, overflowed to all the young people of his acquaintance. He had a cheerful pleasantness of manner that the years never dulled and his unfailing kindness make memories of him cordial and warm. Surviving Mr. Kessler are his widow, son Melvin of Kansas City, Mo., and two daughters, Mrs. L. W. Herbert of Webb City and Mrs. Elmer Lindstrom of Clinton, and four grandchildren, Marinel and Winilou Herbert, Shirley Kessler and Elma Christine Lindstrom; three brothers, A. E. Kessler of Kirkwood, Mo.; John F. of Chesterfield, and J. A. of Clifton Hill and two sisters, Mrs. Mayme Peters, and Mrs. Flora Mertens of Kirkwood. Funeral services were Monday at the Franklin Street Methodist Church. The body was laid to rest in Englewood.

KESSLER, Lorine M.
b: Nov 12 1914, Muskogee, Muskogee Co, OK
d: Sep 2 1992, Joplin, Jasper Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery KA-KY, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Lorine M. Kessler, 77, formerly of Clinton, died Wednesday, September 2, 1992, at a nursing home in Joplin. Funeral services will be Saturday, September 5, at the McLane Chapel in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton. Burial will be in Englewood. Mrs. Kessler was born in Muskogee, Oklahoma. She worked for the United Postal Service for 30 years. She was a Post Mistress. She was a member of the Manchester Baptist Church. She is survived by a son Melvin Kessler of Webb City, and a daughter Shirley Baxter of Jefferson City; one sister Leona Ellis of Grandview; a half-brother William Cook of Kansas City; six grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

KESTER, Helen M. MYERS
b: Nov 18 1903
d: Jul 28 1991, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur: Floral Hills Cemetery, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Services for Helen M. Myers Kester, 87, Blue Springs, who was pronounced dead July 28, 1991 at Golden Valley Memorial Hospital in Clinton will be at Wednesday at Newcomer's Noland Road Chapel; burial in Floral Hills Cemetery. She was a lifelong area resident. Mrs. Kester was a member of the Blue Ridge Boulevard Christian Church. Survivors include three sons, Fran Myers, St. Louis, Stewart Myers and Charles Myers of Independence; three daughters, Evelyn Kays, Springfield, Carolyn Doris, Scottsdale, Ariz., and Doris Nagel, Independence; a sister, Mamie Reese Smith, Buckner; 18 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren.

KETCHUM, Fannie L. LAIRD
b: Apr 26 1906, Warsaw, Benton Co, MO
d: Nov 20 1992, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Laurel Oak Cemetery KA-LY, Windsor, Windsor Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Hadley Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Mrs. Fannie L. Ketchum, 86, Calhoun, died Friday evening, November 20, 1992, at the Golden Valley Memorial Hospital in Clinton. She was born April 26, 1906, in Warsaw, the daughter of Harry and Annie Alexander Laird. On April 10, 1930, in Warsaw, she married Archie Ketchum who preceded her in death December 7, 1975. Mrs. Ketchum was an elementary teacher for over 30 years, and retired from the Calhoun School System in 1972. She was a member of the Calhoun Baptist Church, the Warsaw Chapter of D.A.R., and the Retired Teachers Association. She is survived by two sons, Robert Dale (Bob) Ketchum of Moberly and William Laird (Bill) Ketchum of Manchester; four grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Monday, November 23, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial was in the Laurel Oak Cemetery.

KETCHUM, Syble Lee SMITH
b: Apr 6 1920, Calhoun, Henry Co, MO
d: Jun 9 1996, Warsaw, Benton Co, MO
bur:
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Syble Lee Smith Ketchum was born April 6, 1920, to Robert and Gertie Kelly Smith. She died June 9, 1996, at the age of 76 years, two months and three days, at the Warsaw Healthcare Center Nursing Home. She is survived by her four daughters, Joyce Wasson of St. Louis, Judy Veuleman of Many, Louisiana, Carol Ketchum of Clinton and Nancy Ketchum of Naperville, Illinois. She is also survived by her much-loved grandchildren, Lee Wasson of St. Louis, Bill Veuleman of Panama City, Florida, and John Veuleman of Shreveport, Louisiana and two great-granddaughters, Barbie and Kristy Veuleman of Panama City, Florida. In addition she leaves two sons-in-law, Jim Wasson and Len Cocke, her sister Peggy Adams of Kansas City, and her aunt, Clara Box of Urich. She was preceded in death by her parents, one grandson James Michael Veuleman, one son-in-law, Billy Veuleman, her sisters, Mabel Holmes, Rose Long, Martha Strickland and her brothers, LuAllen, Buddy, Woodie and David Smith. Funeral services were Thursday, June 13, at the Calhoun Baptist Church, with burial in Calhoun Cemetery.

KETTERMAN, Stephen Keith
b: Jul 22 1949, ElDorado Springs, Cedar Co, MO
d: Jul 6 1991, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Peaceful Home Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Vansant-Mills Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Stephen Keith Ketterman, 41, Route #2, Deepwater, passed away Saturday, July 6, 1991, at Golden Valley Hospital, Clinton, of natural causes. He was born July 22, 1949 to Kenneth Ketterman and Rebecca Jean Largent Ketterman in ElDorado Springs. He had lived in Kansas City and Belleville, Kansas, before returning to ElDorado Springs and then moving to Deepwater two years ago. He was an automotive industrial products salesman. He is survived by his wife, Deanna Ketterman; two sons, Randall Scott Ketterman, ElDorado Springs, and Brandon Shane Ketterman, Lowry City; two daughters, Amanda Marie Ketterman and Kelsay Ann Ketterman, all of the home; his mother, Jean Mach, and stepfather Raymond Mach, Scandia, Kansas; one brother S. F. Ketterman, Lowry City; one sister Toni Chance, Phillipsburg, Kansas, and one half-sister Linda Ketterman, Belleville, Kansas. Funeral services were Tuesday, July 9, 1991, at the Vansant-Mills Chapel, Clinton. Burial was held in the Peaceful Home Cemetery in Deepwater.

KEY, Maxine
b: Jun 19 1919
d: Mar 16 2003, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur: Jefferson Barracks Cemetery, St. Louis, St. Louis Co, MO
arr:
Vansant-Mills Funeral Home
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Mar 17 2003 - Maxine Key, 82, Clinton and formerly of Kansas City, died Sunday, March 16, 2003, at Golden Valley Hospital, Clinton. Cremation to follow with burial in Jefferson Barracks Cemetery, St. Louis. She is survived by one son, Victor Key, of the home, and one daughter, Sue Fredericks of Gila Bend, Arizona, as well as several granddaughters and great-granddaughters.

KEYES, Harry Dean
b: Sep 5 1904, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
d: Oct 5 1935, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery KA-KY, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Harry Dean Keyes was born in Clinton, September 4, 1904, and lived here until he was 16 years old. (He died Oct 5 1935 from injuries received in a car accident on Oct 4, just north of Deepwater Creek, between Clinton and Deepwater.) He had traveled extensively, visiting practically every state in the union for his work took him all over the country. He first went to work for the Fred Harvey dining car service when he was a young man and was employed on some of the largest and best dinning cars in the nation. For a time he was with the dining service on the 20th Century, a New York Central train, also was on board many special trains going to lodge conventions and other meetings. In 1924 Mr. Keyes was a fireman and brakeman on the M. K. & T in Texas, then went back to Chicago where he became chef on a dining car, and his last work in this line was on the Olympian out of Chicago to Tacoma, Wash. Every summer the Milwaukee line chose the best cook in the service to go to Yellowstone Park to take charge of the food, dining room and kitchen in a big hotel there. One year Mr. Keyes was chosen to be chef of this hotel, and he spent a delightful time there in this work which he enjoyed. The kitchen was modern with all electrical equipment, though that was several years ago when there was not so much electricity used for cooking as now. Mr. Keyes was in complete charge of the culinary part of the hotel business and had a number of helpers under him. Mr. Keyes had been in Clinton since about March 20 of this year and had renewed many old acquaintances and made new friends during his last residence here. He was a member of the Christian church, and belonged to the DeMolays when he was younger. He was united in marriage with Elizabeth Baldwin of Amarillo, Texas, March 31, 1927, in Chicago, Ill. They had one son, Dean Walter Keyes, now of Chicago. Also surviving him is his father, Dean W. Keyes; his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. L. E. Keyes, and two brothers, Bledsoe and Lyman Keyes, all of Clinton. The funeral was conducted at the D. W. Keyes residence at 217 S. Orchard street, where he was taken at 2:30 Monday. Burial in Englewood. Mr. and Mrs. Paul Keyes and Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur Keyes of New Franklin, Mo., attended the funeral.

KEYES, Helen C. VANDERBURG
b: Apr 15 1915, Tipton, Moniteau Co, MO
d: Aug 15 1998, Yuma, Yuma Co, AZ
bur: Desert Lawn Memorial Park, Yuma, AZ

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Mrs. Helen C. Keyes, 83, Yuma, Arizona, died August 15, 1998, at her home. Helen was born April 15, 1915, in Tipton. She was raised in Clinton and resided there until 1942 when she moved to Yuma with her husband and two children. Summers brought her and the children "home" to Clinton to visit her parents and siblings. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Yuma and the Order of Eastern Star. She worked as a retail clerk for JC Penney, Yuma, and as a food service worker at West High School, Phoenix, where she resided from 1964 through 1971. Helen is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, James L. and Melba Keyes of Yellville, Arkansas; a daughter and son-in-law, Karen and Jim Philips and son Larry, of Yuma; brother Jake Vanderburg of Billings, Montana; brother and sister-in-law Lawrence and Doris Vanderburg of Excelsior Springs; sisters, Adda Campbell and Lillie Vanderburg, both of Clinton; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren and many nephews and nieces. She was preceded in death by husband Lyman B. Keyes; father James Vanderburg, and mother Mary Long Vanderburg. A private burial took place Thursday, August 20, at Desert Lawn Memorial Park, Garden of Faith, Yuma. A graveside memorial service was held at sunset Saturday, August 29, presided over by son James L. Keyes, Lay Presbyterian minister.

KEYES, Ivy G. BLEDSOE
b: Dec 23 1878, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
d: Jan 27 1920, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery KA-KY, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Mrs. Dean Keyes died at her home on Orchard and Allen streets, Monday at noon. She had been in poor health for several years and last summer spent several months in Colorado in hopes of benefiting her health. Last November she went to Kansas City and underwent an operation. She never fully regained her strength and wen she came back was able to be up some, but two weeks ago took very ill again. Her maiden name was Ivy Bledsoe and was born in Clinton, Dec. 23, 1878. About 21 years ago she married Dean Keyes, who survives her, with their three beloved sons, Bledsoe of DeLeon, Texas, but who was at his mother's bedside the week previous to her death; Harry dean, who is in high school and Lyman, who is in the grade schools. She also leaves her father, W. H. Bledsoe, of Clinton; and one sister, Mrs. Irene Erickson of Portland, Oregon. Deceased had lived most of her life in Clinton, but had spent several years in Parsons, Kas., and Ash Grove, Mo. In Clinton, her home town, she was loved and surrounded by friends and loved ones, who did all they could to ease the pain, she had long had. She was a splendid musician, playing the violin with a skill and interpertation that held the attention of her audiences. Her mind was bright and active and she possessed a gift of being able to write on any question she chose. A short time before her death she made a profession of faith in her Master and had been accepted for membership in the Christian church. The funeral services were held at her late home Wednesday morning, after which her body was laid in Englewood.

KEYES, Lyman Eugene
b: Nov 15 1849, Pekin, Niagra Co, NY
d: Jan 28 1938, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery KA-KY, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - L. E. Keyes, old and respected citizen of Clinton, veteran in the milling business, died at 2:15 a.m. January 28, 1938, at the home of his son Dean W. Keyes, South Orchard street, where he had made his home the past year. Years had met over Mr. Keyes, bringing many changes, but the force of character, the splendid constitution, the Christianity in his heart remained undaunted and even to the end he waited on himself and was up the evening before his passing. He never was ready to give up, never admitted the toll of advancing years, and to the end, looked for a brighter future for himself and his - an indomitable figure that will long be remembered by friends and associates. Lyman Eugene Keyes was born November 15, 1849, at Pekin, Niagara County, New York, the son of a Methodist minister who died while chaplain in the Union Army of camp fever. From his father he inherited his love of the Union and his Christian faith and the early training in hard and honest toil that were his chief assets in later life. February 3, 1875, Miss Clara Jane Dean of Pavillion, Mich., became his bride and four sons were given them, two of whom survive and two deceased, Harry Clayton, passing in 1908 and L. W. or "Babe" Keyes, as he was fondly known, dying in 1936, the same year of his mother's death. Mr. Keyes came to Clinton in 1891 from Rolla, Mo., where the White Swan Mills were located and by whom he was employed as a "cooper". The mills were moved to Clinton and Mr. Keyes, expert in his line, continued as their barrel maker - a trade taught him by his father in Michigan in the days when hoop and staves were cut from the trees by the "cooper" with his rude implements. Mr. Keyes continued as a cooper for the White Swan Mills until he became manager for Chas. Wunderlick, who had obtained the contract for furnishing all of the barrels used in Clinton. Those were the days when the barrels were made by hand. The logs, cut into proper lengths, were split with knives and then fitted into the 1 1/4 inch thick hickory hoops at one end, then with rope and windlass the other end was drawn into hits hoops to get them ready for the "bucking frame". The barrel was then put over a small stove, cylindrical in shape with a grate at the bottom and a return flue that heated the wood until every particle of moisture was dried out and the shape was wet. Each barrel was held with five hickory bands at each end, made to hold, and fitted with the grooved heads that stuck tight, designed to carry 196 lbs each of flour, shipped often to England, France and Germany. There was real art in being a "cooper" and there was no one more skilled at his job than Mr. Keyes, who also found real pleasure in doing it. Later Mr. Keyes and his partner, Wunderlick, bought the Kracke Company, operating it until it was destroyed by fire when they bought the old W. E. Foote property at Washington and Ohio streets where the Mann elevator is today and built that feed center, operating until the depression of 1929. Years and poor health interrupted his ambitions and for a year he operated a poultry feed house on the west side of the square and for a time was associated with his son W. D. Keyes, in the milling business at the corner of Grand River and Carter streets. Mr. Keyes had a fine mind and a concise and clear picture of the grain market and its trend, a knowledge of the farmer and his problems and many conditions that would have amazed authorities. His work was his hobby throughout life, his thoughts and efforts were all for his family and their welfare, and he bent his hopes to the planning and building of industrial businesses. Kindly, good, a member of the First M. E. Church, cheerful and ambitious, he lived a clean, fine life, knew love and happiness and bore his share of burdens - true preparation for the sunshine of Eternity! Two sons, Dean W. of Clinton, and Paul Charles of Boonville; who, with his wife, was in Clinton for the funeral, survive their father, also five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. The last rites were conducted Saturday at the First M. E. Church and interment was in Englewood beside his wife.

KEYES, Lyman Wilbur "Babe"
b: Oct 30 1885, Rolla, Phelps Co, MO
d: Apr 27 1936, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery KA-KY, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Babe Keys Dies Suddenly - Well Known Clinton Man Succumbs To Attack Of Heart Trouble At Home - Babe Keyes, as he was generally known to friends, succumbed to an attack of heart trouble at 5:30 Monday morning at his home, 412 South McLane Street. He did not feel well Sunday but took a drive in the afternoon and went to bed as usual to wake about 2 a.m. feeling ill. His wife administered to him and he apparently slept but after five Mrs. Keyes awoke to hear her husband making a strange noise and before doctors or friends could be summoned, life had escaped its human dwelling place and that good husband, kind father, fine son and devoted brothers, Babe Keyes, had slipped into his eternal sleep. Lyman Wilbur Keyes was born at Rolla, Mo., October 30, 1885, the son of Lyman Eugene Keyes and Clara Dean Keyes. He came with his parents to Clinton in 1891. Mr. Keyes was educated in the Clinton schools, then helped his father fun the Keyes Mill on Washington street. This mill burned in 1916 and he and his father rebuilt their business that same year and established the mill at the corner of Washington and Ohio streets, which was one of the well known Clinton business institutions for many years. After closing the mill, Babe and his father for a short time ran a feed store on the west side of the square in one of the Britts buildings, now occupied by Lewis's. Two years ago L. E. Keyes retired from business and Babe went to work for Larabee Mills, where he has been employed the larger part of the last two years then his health permitted, as he had not been well during that time. March 4, 1909, he and Miss Nellie L. Raney were united in marriage by Rev. Gaither of the First M. E. Church at the parsonage. One daughter blessed their union, Clayta, now Mrs. Carl Shoe of West Ohio street, Clinton, and her three children, Marilyn, Shirley Jean and Eugene, were a source of great pride and happiness to their grandfather. Mr. Keyes and his wife joined the First M. E. church after their marriage, and their church home was ever important and inspiring to them. He was also a member of the royal Arch in Masonry, the Eastern Star, and the Woodmen of the World for many years, and was planning to go as a delegate to a Royal Arch meeting in Jefferson City. Friday evening, however, he attended his last Masonic meeting in Clinton and there as elsewhere he will be greatly missed. Babe was a man of fine character and high principle, who had no bad habits and on whom his devoted family and friends depended as a source of strength and dispenser of kindness. He was loved by all who knew him, respected by others and was ready to meet his Maker, though the summons was sudden and the shock to those left behind hard to accept. Mr. Keyes is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. L. E. Keyes, of McLane street, his widow, only daughter and three grandchildren, two brothers, D. W. Keyes of Clinton and P. C. Keyes of New Franklin, Mo. The funeral was conducted Tuesday afternoon at the First M. E. church and interment with Masonic rites followed at Englewood.

KEYES, Wilbur W.
b: Mar 31 1851, Pekin, Niagra Co, NY
d: Apr 23 1905, Climax, Kalamazoo Co, MI
bur: Gilson Cemetery, Climax, Kalamazoo Co, MI

Climax Crescent Newspaper, Climax Twp, Kalamazoo Co, Michigan, April 7 1905 - Wilbur W. Keyes, deceased, aged 54 years and 22 days was born at Pekin, Niagara County, State of New York, March 31, 1851, and died of cancer in the mouth and throat at eleven o'clock am on Sunday April 23rd 1905. He leaves a widow, a daughter, Josie, a step daughter, Mrs. Nellie Coston and her daughter Ethel, an aged invalid mother, a brother, Lyman of Clinton, Mo., and two sisters, Mrs. James Powers, of Climax and Mrs. O. H. Cline of Lansing, Mich to mourn their loss. When but a few months old his parents moved upon the farm he occupied until death. At and early age the death of his father, Rev. Orlando Keyes, late Chaplain of the 12th Michigan Veteran Volunteer Infantry, threw him suddenly and unexpectedly into life's battles with no armament only bare hands and an inherited aptness and mother wit. His has been a life of incessant, intiring toil and of unusual, faithful industry. He too pride in being honest, honorable, frank and just in all his dealing and affairs, which together with a congenial affable nature, won the confidence, admiration and respect of all who has to do with him. No one regretted their mistakes and short comings more than he. He was ready and desired to pass out no other preparation than the feeling and consciousness that he had always done his best. We feel safe in vouching that he felt that his dear wife and daughter bore their incessant, unflinching duty and care during his long painful suffering with a fortitude that can not be to highly commended. The funeral was held at the house Tuesday afternoon. Interment in the Averill cemetery. (Note: Averill Cemetery also known as the Gilson Cemetery, Climax, Kalamazoo Co, MI)

KEYS, John Thomas
b: Apr 8 1883
d: May 18 1928, Bear Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Teays Chapel Cemetery, Bear Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - John Keys was born April 8, 1883, and died after a lingering illness at his home in Bear Creek township, Henry county, Mo., May 18, 1928. John was the noble son of a noble father - honest and upright in all of his dealings with his fellow men and worthy to be trusted under all circumstances. He was converted when a very young man and joined the M. E. Church, South, and he remained a consistent Christian until death. He was a regular attendant at Teays Chapel, the home church, when his health would permit, and there is no doubt but that he died happy in a Savior's love. The funeral was attended by one among the largest gatherings ever assembled at this beautiful historic church and burying ground, and this outpouring of his neighbors and friends from a distance, together with the profusion of flowers testified of the love and esteem of all who knew him. His remains were bore to its last resting place in the beautiful Teays Chapel Cemetery, Sunday evening, May 20th, 1928. Those closely related who are sorrowing most on account of his death are: The wife Mrs. Mary Keys on the home place; the mother Mrs. Mollie Keys of Montrose; one brother George Keys of Deepwater; three sisters - Mrs. T. D. Vansant of Clinton, and Mrs. George M. Gutridge of Kansas City, Mo.; the other sister Mrs. James Dutro lives in California.

KEYTE, Robert W. "Bob"
b: Feb 14 1924, Green Ridge, Pettis Co, MO
d: Jan 16 1999, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery, Manila, Pettis Co, MO
arr: Hadley Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 18 1999 - Robert W. (Bob) Keyte, 74, rural Clinton, died early Saturday morning, January 16, 1999, at the Golden Valley Hospital in Clinton. He was born February 14, 1924, in Green Ridge, the son of William John Keyte and Fanny (Terrell) Keyte. On November 3, 1941, in Sedalia, he married Vivian Mather, who survives of the home. Bob raised turkeys and chickens. He also worked for MFA in Columbia as a district sales representative for 12 years. He was an Army veteran member of the Antioch Baptist Church, Manilla. In addition to his wife, he is survived by three sons, Gary L. Keyte, Warsaw, Terry W. Keyte, Clinton, and Barry M. Keyte, Clinton; two daughters, Rita K. Stevson, Calhoun, and Rebecca A. Kaiser, Cole Camp; nine grandchildren, five step-grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, seven step-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Clarence and John; a sister, Marie Sawyer; an infant brother; two infant sons, Carey and Robert Lynn, and a grandson Justin. Funeral services were Monday, January 18, at the Hadley Funeral Home. Burial was in the Antioch Cemetery, Manilla.

KEYTE, Vivian N. MATHER
b: Jul 10 1925, Ionia, Benton Co, MO
d: Mar 28 2006, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery, Manila, Pettis Co, MO
arr: Davis-Miller Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Mar 30 2006 - Vivian N. Keyte, 80, Clinton, died Tuesday, March 28, 2006, at the Golden Valley Hospital in Clinton. She was born on July 10, 1925, in Ionia, the daughter of Thomas R. and Essie Hampton Mather. On November 3, 1941, she married Robert W. Keyte, and they continued to make their home in Ionia. She was a member of Antioch Baptist Church in Manila. She was preceded in death by her husband Robert; a brother in infancy and two children in infancy, Robert Lynn and Carey Keyte. She is survived by three sons, Gary Keyte and his wife Ruth, Warsaw, Terry Keyte and his wife Debbie, Clinton, and Barry Keyte, Clinton; two daughters, Rita Stevson and her husband Rich, Calhoun, and Becky Kaiser and her husband David, Cole Camp; 14 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild; one brother Richard E. Mather and his wife Colleen, Sedalia; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends. Funeral services will be Friday, March 31, at the Davis-Miller Funeral Home. Interment will be in Antioch Cemetery, in Manila, near Ionia.

 

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