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KLEIN, Selma D. DOERFLINGER
b: Jun 26 1912, Appleton City, St. Clair Co, MO
d: May 13 1997, Montrose, Henry Co, MO
bur: Appleton City Cemetery, Appleton City, St. Clair Co, MO
arr:
Hill & Son Funeral Home
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Graveside services for Selma D. Klein, 84, Appleton City, were held at the Appleton City Cemetery Thursday, May 15. Selma D. Klein, daughter of John A. and Anna L. (Stevener) Doerflinger, was born June 26, 1912, in Appleton City. She died in Montrose on Tuesday, May 13, 1997. Mrs. Klein traveled to many places throughout the United States with her husband Carl, in their working years. Upon retirement they spent their time between Ft. Myers, Florida, and Appleton City. Mrs. Klein worked as a medical secretary for the United States government for most of her working years. She was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church and the Order of the Eastern Star, Olive Branch Chapter #157 in Appleton City. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Carl, and her brother John Doerflinger. She is survived by her sister Leota Crain, and brother-in-law Ralph B. Crain of North Kansas City; two nieces, Karen Kinney and Robin Haffner, and two nephews, Michael Doerflinger and Stephen Crain and his wife Pat.

KLEINE, Mary Virginia HUDSON
b: Sep 24 1911, near Windsor, Pettis Co, MO
d: Mar 21 2012, Lincoln, Benton Co, MO
bur:
Laurel Oak Cemetery KA-LY, Windsor, Windsor Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Davis-Miller Funeral Home

Mary Virginia Kleine, age 100, of Lincoln, formerly of St. Joseph, Missouri passed away Wednesday, March 21, 2012 at the Lincoln Community Nursing Home in Lincoln, Missouri. She was born Mary Virginia Hudson, the fourth of five children of Mary Susan (Givens) and William Cord Hudson on September 24, 1911 in Pettis County, Missouri near Windsor, Missouri. She attended Elm Branch Country School thru the 8th grade and graduated from Windsor High School in 1929 and then attended Springfield Business University, graduating in 1930. In 1941 she was united in marriage to Otto H. Kleine. During the war years, she lived in New Orleans, where she worked for the war department. She then moved to San Antonio and worked for Seidel Farms. After the war they moved to St. Joseph, where she lived most of her life. She worked for the American National Bank for twenty-seven years until she retired. Virginia is a member of Wyatt Park Baptist Church. She is a past president of American Legion Auxiliary Post 356, The Forty and Eight, as well as several other organizations. She was lucky to be able to take several trips to many different foreign countries. In 2000, she sold her home in St. Joseph and moved to John Knox Village in Lee's Summit, Missouri and then in 2009, she moved to Lincoln, Missouri, living at Lakeside Suites Assisted Living and then to Lincoln Community Care Center. She is preceded in death by her husband, parents, two brothers and two sisters. She is survived by two nephews, Larry Hudson, and his wife Judy, of Warsaw, Missouri, and Bob Coit, and his wife JoAnn, of Leesville, Missouri, two nieces, Jackie Ashen and Sue Haig, both of Overland Park, Kansas, several other great and great-great nieces and nephews. Graveside services for Virginia Kleine will be held Saturday, March 24, 2012 at the Laurel Oak Cemetery, in Windsor, Missouri.

KLEINSORGE, Catherine KLOER
b: Jun 26 1868, Germantown, Henry Co, MO
d: Jul 30 1938, near Germantown, Henry Co, MO

Clinton MO - Mrs. Theodore Kleinsorge, who has been the past year at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Joe Bettels, of near Germantown, reached the end of life's long way at 8:30 p.m. Saturday, July 30. Catherine Kloer was born at Germantown, June 26, 1868, the daughter of Will Kloer, native of Germany, and Frances Sickman Kloer, respected farmers of the community. Reared in the Catholic church she was also educated by the Sisters of the St. Ludger's parish and in the due course of years became the bride of Theodore Kleinsorge, continuing to live near her girlhood home. Farming in the Montrose-Germantown community, they established another substantial home and reared their family, respected, worthy, thrifty, good and fine citizens, who are surrendered with regret, even to eternity. Surviving Mrs. Kleinsorge are one brother, William Kloer of Montrose, and a sister Mrs. Frances Borer of Yuma, Ariz.; and six children, four sons, Vincent, Tony, Frank and William, who live at Westphalia, Kans., where their mother had been for some time until about a year ago, also two daughters, Mrs. Rose Bettels, above mentioned, and Mrs. Anna Lohkamp. The body was taken to Westphalia Monday morning by the Wilkinson Service and mass was Tuesday at St. Theresa church followed by interment in the local cemetery.

KLIMP, Thomas Henry Jr.
b: Feb 13 1947, Chicago, Cook Co, IL
d: Dec 13 2004, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Vansant-Mills Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 3 2005 - Thomas Henry Klimp Jr. was born February 13, 1947, to Thomas Henry Klimp Sr. and Margaret (Miller) Klimp in Chicago, Illinois. He died December 13, 2004, at Golden Valley Hospital, Clinton. Tom grew up with his twin sisters, Margaret and Carol, and two younger brothers, Ted and Bob. In 1951 he moved to his grandpa's farm in Lake Village, Indiana. In 1959, the family moved to Demotte, Indiana. Tom attended a Christian school and then entered into a public high school in Demotte. He graduated in May 1965 and in June 1965, at the age of 18, Tom entered into the Navy. He served on the ship U.S.S. Hull until May 1969, honorably discharged. Tom, his father and his two brothers each served in a different branch of the military. Tom Sr. served in the Army/Air Force for six years in World War II and a prisoner of war for 19 months. Tom Jr. served in the Navy for four years. Robert served in the Army for two years, and Theodore served three years in the United States Marine Corps. All of the boys are Vietnam vets. On October 18, 1969, Tom was united in marriage to Johnitta Sue McClendon. They had one daughter Melva, and a son Tommy. Tom worked for Sprint for 35 years. He had several jobs within the company in Clinton, a lineman, a cable splicer, an installer repairman and a facility coordinator in Warrensburg. He enjoyed working alongside and telling stories with the many friends he made there. Tom was a member, deacon and superintendent of the Deepwater Church of the Brethren. He was very strong in his faith and belief. He always knew just what to say. Tom belonged to the Clinton Country Club for many years where he loved to spend time golfing. He was an active member of the Clinton VFW Chapter. Tom and Johnnie and their best friends, Jan and Jerry Day, put a band together called the 2+2. Tom was a very talented bass singer and guitar player. They all enjoyed doing this together for about 27 to 28 years. Not only did they play music together, but the four frequently spent time playing cards, popping popcorn and enjoyed each other's company. Tom had three grandchildren, twins Alex and Andy, and Allison. They were his pride and joy. He spent a lot of time traveling to Alex and Andy's wrestling meets, which he wouldn't miss for the world. And of course he taught the twins how to golf. Dada and Alli loved playing games together, having tea parties and watching The Lion King. Tom was preceded in death by his son Tommy; his mother and father Thomas Henry Klimp Sr. and Margaret (Miller) Klimp; a niece Charlotte Solomon, and a great-niece Emilia Yeary. Survivors include his wife Johnnie; daughter and son-in-law Melva and Will Hamilton; three grandchildren Alex, Andy and Allison; twin sisters Margaret Lucas and husband Robert, and Carol Solomon and husband Charles; two brothers, Ted Klimp and wife Toni, and Bob Klimp; mother-in-law Maxine McClendon; aunt Geraldine Bryant; 15 nieces and nephews, 25 great-nieces and nephews and their very special friends Jan and Jerry Day. Funeral services were held at Vansant-Mills Chapel, Clinton, Thursday, December 16. Burial was in Clinton Memory Gardens Cemetery, Clinton.

KLINE, Charles H. "Chuck" Jr.
b: Jul 16 1957
d: Mar 31 2012, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery KA-KY, Clinton, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Vansant-Mills Funeral Home

Charles "Chuck" H. Kline, Jr. age 54 of Clinton, Missouri passed away Saturday, March 31, 2012 at Golden Valley Memorial Hospital, Clinton. Funeral Services will be Thursday, April 5, 2012 at Northeast Baptist Church, Clinton, with interment in Englewood Cemetery. Chuck worked at Hilty Quarries as a plant operator for 15 years. He was a member of the Clinton Elks Lodge and Northeast Baptist Church, Clinton. Survivors include his wife, Kaylene of the home; two sons Charles H. Kline, III and Matthew Kline (Rebecca Singleton) both of Clinton; his mother Mary L. Kline, Clinton; two brothers Michael Kline and Johnny Ingham (Ginny) both of Clinton; one sister Dee Radford, Clinton; five grandchildren, Charles H. Kline, IV, Austin Kline, Ethan Kline, Maliki Kline, and Sean Singleton; mother-in-law Patricia Pickens, Urich; brothers-in-law Marty Burton, Austin, Texas, Ron Burton, Castlerock, Colorado, and Ken Pickens, Urich; sister-in-law Joyce Burton Lowe (Barry), Castlerock, Colorado; and several nieces and nephews.

KLINE, Charles H. Sr.
b: abt 1943
d: Mar 3 2002, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
bur: Parklawn Cemetery, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Mar 6 2002 - Charles H. Kline Sr., 59, Kansas City, died Sunday, March 3, 2002. Graveside services will be Saturday, March 9, at Parklawn Cemetery, Kansas City. He is survived by two brothers, Edward Kline and Jerry Gibson, both of Kansas City; two sons, Charles Kline Jr. of Clinton and Michael Kline of Independence, and one daughter, Dee Radford of Clinton, seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

KLINE, Daniel Seeley
b: May 21 1865, Illinois
d: Apr 6 1933, Springfield, Greene Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery KA-KY, Clinton, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - A former resident of Clinton died. Daniel Seeley Kline died Thursday afternoon, April 6th, after a long illness, at the home of his daughter Mrs. Anna Hurlbut, 619 South Clay, Springfield, where he had been a year. Deceased was born in Illinois, May 21, 1865, which made him 67 years, 11 months and 16 days old. He was reared in Boonville, Mo., and the greater part of the last 45 years of his life were in Clinton. He had followed the pottery trade since early life, spending many years in the old pottery that was located on North Seventh street, here. For the past 33 years, he had been a member of the Woodman of the World Lodge. Mr. Kline is survived by his wife Rosa; four sons, Clarence S., Harry and Robert L. of Clinton; Jean H. of Kansas City, one daughter Mrs. Hurlbut of Springfield; a granddaughter Helen Jean Kline of Clinton, and a sister Mrs. Mame Schroder of Kansas City. The body was brought to the home of the son Clarence, Friday afternoon, and Saturday, afternoon services were conducted at the Baptist Church. Interment was in Englewood.

KLINKSICK, Harold W.
b: Nov 30 1911
d: Mar 17 1992, Butler, Bates Co, MO
bur: Prairie City Cemetery, Prairie Twp, Bates Co, MO

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Harold W. Klinksick, 80, Rockville, died Tuesday, March 17, 1992, at a hospital in Butler. He was a lifelong Rockville area resident. Mr. Klinksick was a farmer and rancher. He was a member of the Faith United Church of Christ, Prairie City, Mo. He was a Navy veteran. Survivors include his wife Elsie Klinksick of the home; two sons, Bill Klinksick, Rockville, and Dan Klinksick, Lee's Summit; a daughter, Connie Cook, Urich; two brothers, Gene Klinksick, Butler, and Floyd Klinksick, Rockville; two sisters, Allene Solito, Rockville, and Opal Hanna, Minneapolis; 12 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Services will be Friday at the Underwood Steinbeck Chapel, Butler; burial in Prairie City Cemetery.

KLOER, Dennis J.
b: Feb 18 1921, Montrose, Henry Co, MO
d: Oct 10 2002, Joplin, Jasper Co, MO

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Oct 14 2002 - Dennis J. Kloer, 82, Scammon, Kansas, died Thursday, October 10, 2002, at St. John's Regional Medical Center in Joplin, after being in ill health for several years. He was born February 18, 1921, to Joseph Kloer and Cecelia Englehart Kloer in Montrose. He served in the United States Army from 1942-45. On April 8, 1942, he married Hazel B. Billbe in Montrose. She died November 8, 1997. He worked as a coal miner for the P and M Coal Company for 22 years, before retiring in 1974. He also was a self-employed carpenter. He was a member of the St. Bridget's Catholic Church, Scammon, Kansas; a third degree knight in the Knights of Columbus, Scammon, Kansas, and the VFW of Oswego, Kansas. He is survived by five sons, Lee D. Kloer, Baudette, Minnesota, Ronald M. Kloer, Columbus, Kansas, Larry J. Kloer, Fletcher Oklahoma, Noah J. Kloer, Topeka, Kansas, Kevin Kloer, Columbus, Kansas; one brother, Robert Kloer, Burley, Idaho; 21 grandchildren and 35 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife; parents; one daughter, Mary Angela Kloer; one son, Stephen Edward Kloer; two brothers, Morris Kloer and Harold Kloer. Mass of Christian Burial was held Monday, October 14, at the St. Bridget's Catholic Church in Scammon, Kansas.

KLOER, Harold "Slim"
b: Mar 3 1936, Montrose, Henry Co, MO
d: Mar 6 1996, Cassia Co, ID

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Harold "Slim" Kloer, 70, died Wednesday, March 6, 1996, at Cassia County Memorial Hospital in Idaho. He was born and raised in Montrose. On June 1, 1948, he married Audrey Mae Sargent. Eight children were born to this union and two preceded him in death. Services will be Saturday, March 9, at Little Flower Catholic Church, Burley, Idaho. Burial will be in Twin Falls, Idaho.

KLOER, Hazel BILLBE
b: Feb 10 1923, Callaway, Custer Co, NE
d: Nov 8 1997, Columbus, Cherokee Co, KS
bur: St. Bridget's Catholic Cemetery, Scammon, Cherokee Co, KS

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Hazel B. Kloer, 74, Scammon, Kansas, died Saturday morning, November 8, 1997, at the Maude Norton Memorial City Hospital in Columbus, Kansas. She had been in failing health for the past two months. She was born February 10, 1923, in Callaway, Nebraska, to Noah and Martha D. Jones Billbe. She came to Scammon, Kansas, in 1966, moving from Montrose. She married Dennis Kloer on April 8, 1942, in Montrose. He survives at the home. She was the owner and operator of Hazel's Upholstery Shop for nearly 25 years. She retired from the business in 1985. She was a member of the St. Bridget's Catholic Church, the St. Bridget's Altar Society, and the Legion of Mary in Montrose. Survivors include her husband of the home; five sons, Ron Kloer and Jerry Kloer, both of Scammon, Kansas, Kevin Kloer of Columbus, Kansas, Lee Kloer of Baudette, Minnesota, and Larry Kloer of Fletcher, Oklahoma; two brothers, Robert Billbe of Noel and Ralph Billbe of Oldtown, Idaho; two sisters, Norma Divelbiss of Pratt, Kansas, and Betty Thomas of Chino Hills, California; 21 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, John Billbe, Paul Billbe and Joe Billbe; four sisters, Goldie Lashley, Inda Moore, Cynthia Cross and Patricia Amos; one daughter Mary Angela, and one son Steven Edward Kloer. Mass of Christian Burial will be Tuesday, November 11, at the St. Bridget's Catholic Church in Scammon, Kansas, with burial in the St. Bridget's Catholic Cemetery.

KLOER, Joseph William
b: Apr 4 1894
d: Jun 21 1974, Oswego, Labette Co, KS
bur:
St. Marys Cemetery, Montrose, Deepwater Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Eye, Thursday, July 4 1974 - Joseph William Kloer, 80, of Montrose, died June 21, at a nursing home in Oswego, Kansas, where he had been a patient for one year. The funeral mass was conducted June 24, at the Immaculate Conception Church in Montrose. Interment was in the church cemetery under the direction of the Eckhoff Funeral Home. Mr. Kloer was employed many years at the Calhoun Hatchery in Montrose. He was born April 4, 1894, the son of William J. and Theresa Meyers Kloer. His first wife, the former Cecilia Engelhart, died April 7, 1960. Mrs. Mary Schussler of Germantown and Mr. Kloer were married in 1963. Mary Schussler Kloer died in 1970. Surviving are four sons: Dennis of Scammon, Kansas, Maurice of Montrose, Harold and Robert of Murtaugh, Idaho; three stepdaughters; two stepsons; one sister, Mrs. Mary Lesmeister of Clinton; 20 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren.

KLOIBER, Katheryn L. SAMPSON BROWN
b: Oct 5 1924, Brownington, Henry Co, MO
d: Aug 25 1997, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery KA-KY, Clinton, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Vansant-Mills Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Katheryn L. Kloiber, 72, Clinton, formerly of Kansas City, died Monday, August 25, 1997, at the home of her daughter, Diana Eager. Katheryn was born in Brownington and had lived in Kansas City for 33 years before she moved to Clinton in October 1996. Katheryn was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Frank Kloiber; one great-grandson, Eric Shipley; one sister, Louise Elliott, and one brother, Cecil E. Sampson. She is survived by one son, Jeffery Brown of Overland Park, Kansas; one daughter, Diana Eager, of the home; one brother, Charles E. Sampson, Jr. of Urich; three sisters, Geneva Cline of Lowry City, Joanna Crowder of Brownington, and Joyce Westhoff of Belton; six grandchildren, Randy, Cheryl, Darrell, Bryan, Kimberly and Jennifer, and nine great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held on August 27 at Vansant-Mills Funeral Home. Burial was at Englewood Cemetery in Clinton.

KLOPFENSTINE, Elmer C. "Roxie"
b: Sep 1 1923
d: Aug 7 1997, Hermitage, Hickory Co, MO
bur: Lowry City Cemetery, Lowry City, St. Clair Co, MO
arr:
Sheldon-Goodrich Funeral Home
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Elmer C. "Roxie" Klopfenstine, 72, Osceola, died Thursday, August 7, 1997, at Balanced Care in Hermitage. He was a member of the Vista Methodist Church. He was an Army veteran of World War II. He was a commander of Sac Osage Post 4197 in 1973-1974. He was a member of VFW 9997 in Kansas City from 1950-1962. He is survived by five sons, Allen Klopfenstine and Harold Klopfenstine, both of Independence, Stanley of Cocoa Beach, Florida, Gil of Prairie Home, and Gary of Sugar Creek; one daughter Jimmie Klopfenstine, Independence; one stepdaughter Betty Frost of Lowry City; one brother Ben Klopfenstine of Oklahoma City, Ok.; three sisters, Lauretta Dumler of Beaverton, Oregon, Leota Korns of Durango, Colorado, and Hazel Hull of North Kansas City; 18 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. Graveside services will be Sunday, August 10, at the Lowry City Cemetery.

KLOTE, Jerry D.
b: Jan 13 1931, Edina, MO
d: Sep 16 2008, Overland Park, Johnson Co, KS
bur:
Englewood Cemetery KA-KY, Clinton, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Vansant-Mills Funeral Home

Jerry D. Klote, age 77 of Clinton, Missouri passed away Tuesday, September 16, 2008 at Overland Park Regional Hospital, Overland Park, Kansas. Funeral services will be Saturday, September 20. 2008 at Vansant-Mills Chapel, Clinton with burial in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton. Jerry was born in Edina, Missouri the son of Leslie and Virginia Howerton Klote. On December 26, 1950 he married Betty J. Goodwin. He was employed as an operating engineer for J. A. Tobin and Clarkson Construction from 1957- 1972. He was the General Superintendent for Suburban Asphalt from 1973-1985. He and his wife, Betty then retired and together with his son, Gary and wife, Cathy started Hickory Hollow Resort in Tighwad, Missouri. They were well known for the friendly hospitality shown to their clientele and the restaurant with Jerry's special pan fried chicken and Bar-B-Que ribs. They operated the business for eleven years. Jerry was a member of the Tightwad Lions Club, a 25 year member of Operating Engineers Local 513, and a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church. Among survivors include his wife, Betty of the home and three sons, Gary Klote and wife, Cathy of Warrensburg, Missouri, Pat Klote and wife, Hope of Olathe, Kansas and Mike Klote and fiancee', Barbara of Columbia, Missouri; seven grandchildren Scott Klote and wife, Erin of Rochester, Minnesota, Jamie (Klote) Fuelling and husband, Joe of East Galesburg, Illinois, Lindsay Klote of Warrensburg, Missouri, Daniel Klote of Inchon, South Korea, Christopher Klote of Columbia, Missouri, Kourtney and Riley Klote of Olathe, Kansas; three great grandchildren, Kane and Quentin Fuelling of East Galesburg, Illinois and Bailey Klote of Rochester, Minnesota; one brother, William Klote of Columbia, Missouri and three sisters, Charlene St. Aubin and Ann Cox and husband, Ronald, all of Columbia, Missouri and Margaret Schlepphorst and husband, Larry of Quincy, Illinois.

KLOTZ, Leona Lena WAGNER
b: Apr 10 1906, near Chapman, Merrick Co, NE
d: Mar 19 2000, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery KA-KY, Clinton, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Consalus Funeral Homes

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 4 2000 - Leona L. Wagner Klotz was born April 10, 1906, near Chapman in Merrick County, Nebraska. She died at the Westwood Care Center Sunday, March 19, 2000, at the age of 93 years, 11 months and 19 days. Leona was the third child of John Paul Wagner and Martha Luetcht Wagner. She spent her young years going to school at Worms, Nebraska, and it was there at the Zion Lutheran Church she was baptized as a baby into the Christian faith and was confirmed in that faith in 1921. When Leona was 15-years-old, her family moved to Hugo, Colorado. After four years in Colorado, the family needed more farming ground and they moved in 1925 to Missouri where they bought a farm in the Bethlehem community near Brownington. It was here she met and married Harvey Klotz on February 28, 1929. To this union were born three children, Martha Marie, Wilma Pauline and Harvey Donald. Leona was a devoted Christian wife and mother to her family and loved working alongside her husband farming, gardening and raising livestock. She was an expert at crocheting and latchhooking and made many beautiful pieces. Leona spent her entire life on the farm until they retired in 1974 and moved into Clinton. She had been in ill health for many months. Preceding her in death were her husband Harvey of 58 years, who died September 24, 1987; son Donald, whose life at the age of 15 years was taken in a drowning accident in 1950; her parents; two brothers, John and Raymond Wagner, and one sister Ella Belveal. Survivors include her tow daughters, Marie Breshears of Clinton and Wilma McQuitty and husband Gene of Olathe, Kansas; one sister Alma Martin of Montrose, and four grandchildren. They are Randy Huey and wife Denise of Harrisonville, Paula Huckleberry and husband L. E. of Paradise Valley, Arizona, and twins Diane Duke and husband Monty, and Donna Buescher and husband Scott, both of Olathe, Kansas. Also surviving are 11 great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, neighbors and friends. Services were held at Consalus Chapel with burial at Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

KLOTZ, Mary A. HIEBER
b: Apr 18 1870, Germany
d: Jun 15 1939, SE of Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Bethlehem Cemetery, Bethlehem Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Consalus Funeral Homes

Clinton MO - Mrs. William Klotz died at 5:00 p.m. Thursday, June 15, 1939, at her home two miles southeast of Bethlehem Church following a stroke she suffered the preceding Tuesday night from which she never regained consciousness. Her daughter, Mrs. William Vandiver of Marissa, Ill., was sent for and arrived before the end. Mrs. Klotz was given every care by her husband and daughter, Miss Lucy, of the home and lifelong friends and neighbors. Mrs. Klotz had not been well for two or three years following light strokes she had suffered. Mary A. Hieber was born April 18, 1870, in Germany and came with her parents to America in 1881 where they settled in Indiana. December 27, 1888, she was united in marriage to William Klotz in Aurora, Nebr. To this union seven children were given, four of whom survive to comfort the father: Miss Lucy of the home; Mrs. Robert Gander, Brownington; Mrs. William Vandiver, Marissa, Ill., and Harvey George Klotz, near the home. She also leaves one sister, Mrs. Caroline Krull of Texhoma, Oklahoma, three brothers, William Hieber of Wawaka, Ind.; Chris. Hieber of Stark City, Mo., and Fred Hieber of Pittsburg, Ill., and five grandchildren, Martha Marie, Wilma Pauline, and Harvey Donald Klotz. Barbara Ann and William Edward Vandiver. Mrs. Krull, Chris and Fred Hieber, also a niece from Michigan and niece and husband from Arkansas came to remain a few days. Other relatives present for the funeral included two brothers and two sisters of Mr. Klotz. Mrs. Klotz accepted Christ early in life, united with the Christian Church in Milford, Ind., and when they moved to Henry County, she and her husband became members of the Surprise Methodist Church. When this latter church was abandoned, Mrs. Klotz had her membership transferred to the Second Street Methodist Church in Clinton where she remained a faithful and devoted member until death. She truly enthroned the Master in her home and life and with an encompassing love for her fellow beings, born of Christ's spirit, she sought out others who needed help and the sick, and ministered unto them. She was a fine neighbor and friend, with ever a pleasant word for all in the community where she and her husband had lived since 1895. She was true to her German heritage, thrift and energy, and her hands were never idle. She and her husband were devoted companions for over 50 years, striving to hold by example before their children all that is supreme and good in life. Funeral services were at the Bethlehem Baptist Church Saturday. Interment at that cemetery in the family lot.

KLOTZ, Opal Lorene FOWLER
b: Jun 27 1920, Coal, Henry Co, MO
d: Mar 21 2004, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery KA-KY, Clinton, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Consalus Funeral Homes

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 1 2004 - Opal Lorene Klotz was born in Coal on June 27, 1920, and died March 21, 2004, in Clinton, at the age of 83. She was the only child of Walter Fowler and Jewell Simmons Fowler. Opal attended Coal Grade School. In her lifetime, she was married and had one son and one daughter. She worked at Mattingly's on the Clinton Square for a number of years. Opal then worked at Wetzel Hospital until she was transferred to Golden Valley Hospital. There, she worked in the Distribution Department until her retirement in 1986. Opal was a member of the Northeast Baptist Church in Clinton. She enjoyed attending country music shows, fishing and playing cards with friends. Most of all she enjoyed socializing with family and friends. She was a loving mother, grandmother, friend and will be missed by all who knew her. Opal is survived by one son, Kenneth Plumlee and wife Sharon; one daughter Marylin Richardson; one aunt Ernestine Holl and husband Earl; six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held March 24 at Consalus-Bradley Funeral Home. Burial waas in Englewood Cemetery.

KLUTTZ, Harry L. Jr.
b: Feb 7 1928, Columbia, Boone Co, MO
d: Apr 22 2000, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery KA-KY, Clinton, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: D.W. Newcomer's Sons Funeral Homes

Kansas City Star, Apr 24 2000 - Harry L. Kluttz, retired Kansas City educator and friend to thousands throughout the nation, passed away early Saturday morning, April 22, 2000, at Trinity Lutheran Hospital, after a brief illness and surgery. Services will be at First Baptist Church of Kansas City at 100 W. Red Bridge Road on Wednesday, April 26, with interment at Englewood Cemetery in Clinton, MO. Harry was 72 years old and a long time resident of Kansas City. He was born in Columbia, MO, on February 7, 1928, to Harry Lawson Kluttz and Grace Gibbs Kluttz. Harry graduated from high school in Mexico, MO, and attended Westminster College, where he found his life's work - teaching. H. L. was a TEACHER! His first two years were spent at Ruskin High School and then he moved into the city, where he spent the next 38 years at Paseo High School. He was assigned to teach social studies but his lessons were as much about humor, dignity, social grace and developing an understanding and appreciation of your own self-worth. On Sunday, his lessons moved to his beloved Church, where he taught Sunday School and served as a Deacon. Summers for Harry did not end his teaching and learning. He frequently traveled the world with friends always learning and sharing about different cultures. Also, summer for Harry meant camp and for many years he sponsored students to and served as a counselor for Camp Miniwanca, a Christian retreat for youth in Michigan. Yes, Harry was a social studies teacher, but he really taught about the highest glories of life. All who knew Harry were "his students" and he will be sadly missed by his family and friends whom he touched deeply.

KLUTZ, Lawson M., Dr.
b: Feb 22 1856, near Gold Hill, NC
d: Dec 2 1928, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery KA-KY, Clinton, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Dr. L. M. Kluttz died at his home on Bodine Avenue Sunday. He had been in failing health for some time with stomach trouble and complications. About three weeks previous to his death he became very ill and was confined to his bed until he answered the Heavenly call. He was born February 22, 1856, near Gold Hill, N.C., where he was educated, attending Catawba College at Newton, N.C. He then went to Chicago, where he entered the Chicago Veterinary College, from which he graduated March 1889. He came to Clinton a few months later as he had an uncle at Montrose. When he came here he was the only graduate veterinary surgeon, not only in Henry county, but over a vast stretch of territory, including adjoining counties, and his practice extended over this entire section of western Missouri. He conducted a well equipped veterinary hospital in Clinton for about 25 years at 510 Bodine Ave. He was a close student of the science of his profession and had part in the development of the science of veterinary surgery, which has made such marked progress in the last quarter of a century. He was one of the organizers of the Missouri State Veterinary and Medical Association which was organized in 1892. He bore the distinction of being the first president of the Association and was elected an honorary member for life in 1913. Dr. L. M. Kluttz and Miss Adella McKinney were united in marriage September 20, 1897. They started housekeeping just across the street from the Eye family. Happy was this union and blessed with six children, all of them living to comfort the bereaved wife and mother. They are: Miss Mary E. Kluttz, teaching at Thiells, N.Y.; Mrs. L. E. Gregory, East Prairie, Mo.; Harry L. Kluttz, Columbia, MO.; Jerry Kluttz, who is attending North West University at Chicago; Lee and Miss Marguerite at home, and one grandson, Harry L. Kluttz Jr. of Columbia. He also leaves two elder brothers - John L. and George D. Kluttz, at Gold Hill, N.C. Dr. Kluttz had been a devoted member of the Presbyterian church for many years; a faithful attendant of Sunday School and all of the services. He was a tireless worker on committees and especially did he enjoy helping prepare for Christmas at his church. He was always a member of the Committee who secured the funds and the tree for Christmas. He enjoyed the happiness of the wee people at the Christmas season, his eyes would twinkle with delight at their surprise. His church will miss him much. He was an honorable Christian gentleman, remembering his friends in need and in times of trouble.

KNAUS, John Seaton
b: Dec 18 1859, Cooper Co, MO
d: Feb 22 1940, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery KA-KY, Clinton, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Consalus Funeral Homes

Clinton Missouri, Feb 1940 - John S. Knaus died last Thursday, at his home at 611 South Main Street. He had been in failing health for some time, never having fully recovered from a stroke ten years ago. He had been bedfast three weeks, gradually becoming weaker until death brought a release at 11:00 p.m. February 22, 1940, while he slept. His devoted companion of more than 50 years and other members of the family did all that was possible to alleviate the pain. Mr. Knaus, one of Henry County's scientific farmers and livestock raisers before his retirement from active work, was born December 18, 1859, in Cooper County, coming to Henry County when young. He returned to Cooper County to marry his childhood sweetheart, Miss Mattie Eller, on December 8, 1886. Their first home was near Hartwell where Mr. Knaus farmed. They later bought a 160 acre farm about ten miles west of Clinton, south of Highway 18 where their son, Glenn, and family now live and which Mr. Knaus took special pride in keeping modern. Not only were his farming practices the most up to date, but in 1916 he built one of the county's most modern farm homes. Ten years ago he and Mrs. Knaus and their daughter, Miss Myrtle, moved to Clinton, and except for a year, had since been at the present home about which Mr. Knaus was a familiar figure, for although he was no longer able to do farm work, he could not remain idle if he were at all well. Life held no greater pleasure for him than to visit the farm, noting with great satisfaction the growth of the crops and increase of stock under the constant and careful management of his son and family, each member of whom had his own particular tasks to carry out. This early training for the grandchildren gave Mr. Knaus greater joy when their agriculture projects in school and 4-H club work won them distinctive honors. Mr. Knaus is survived by his beloved wife and daughter, above mentioned, of the home, son, Glenn, and wife, the latter being as an own daughter, of the homeplace, also three sisters, Mrs. Norval Chitwood, near Norris; Misses Joan and Leona Knaus, Urich; one brother, T. E. Knaus, of Marysville, Utah. There are four grandsons, Wilbur Eugene Knaus, a student at the College of Agriculture at the University of Missouri at Columbia; Harold Edward, student at the Clinton High School; John Lewis and Donald Earl, all sons of Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Knaus. All the above were present for the last rites, except T. E. Knaus. Also attending were Mr. Chitwood and their daughter, Mrs. Leslie Lane, of Norris. Mr. Knaus and wife were among the early worshipers at the Mt. Carmel Presbyterian Church, both taking an active part and reared their children strong in the faith. He was a loving husband and father; possessing an unusually fine judgment which he generously imparted to those who sought his counsel. Funeral services were conducted Saturday at the Consalus and Peck Funeral Chapel. Burial at Englewood. Relatives who came from a distance included, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Shirley of Bunceton; Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur Farris and her sister, Mrs. Gordon Mitchell of Boonville, G. F. Glore of Kansas City.

KNAUS, Melissa Belle ANDERSON
b: Jul 21 1895, near Ballard, Bates Co, MO
d: May 10 1992, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery KA-KY, Clinton, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Melissa Belle Knaus, daughter of Isaac and Mary Colson Anderson, was born July 21, 1895, in Bates County, near Ballard. She passed away May 10, 1992, at the Golden Valley Hospital at the age of 96. Her family moved to Henry County before the turn of the century to farm near Delmar. She attended school at the Camp branch Rural School until the family moved to Montrose in 1908, where she attended Montrose Public School. She attended two years at the Warrensburg Teachers College and taught several years at Mt. Hope School and Montrose Public School. She was married to Glenn E. Knaus on February 21, 1917, and to this union four sons were born. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, becoming a member in 1922. She remained active in the church until her health failed. She was a member of the Better Homes Improvement Home Economics Club, joining in 1932. She served in each department and was president several years. She was also very active in 4-H work, being a leader for 30 years. Survivors include three sons, Wilbur Knaus of Clinton, John Knaus of Sedalia, and Donald Knaus of Wheatland, Illinois; nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Glenn, and one son, Harold, who died in World War II. Funeral services were Wednesday, May 13, 1992, at the First Presbyterian Church in Clinton. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery.

KNAUS, Opal
b: May 1890, Missouri
d: Feb 6 1906, Urich, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Urich Cemetery, Bogard Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Missouri, Feb 10 1906 - Opal Knaus passed away at the home of her mother in Urich, of convulsions, Tuesday morning. She had the best of medical aid but they were unable to stay life and thus ends one of the county's saddest cases. Yet he who perpetrated the trouble is out on bond.

KNAUS, Wilbur Eugene
b: Feb 26 1920, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
d: Mar 19 1997, Columbia, Boone Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery KA-KY, Clinton, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Consalus Funeral Homes

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Wilbur E. Knaus died March 19, 1997, at University Hospital in Columbia, at the age of 77. Mr. Knaus was born February 26, 1920, in Clinton to Glen and Melissa Anderson Knaus. He married Claudine Hart, June 5, 1943, where they lived for many years. He was a veteran of the United States Army serving during World War II. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church. Mr. Knaus graduated from UMC-School of Agriculture with a BS degree. He was a farmer in the Clinton area and worked for Farmland Industries for 20 years before his retirement in 1985. He is survived by his wife, Claudine, of the home; one son, Dale Knaus, Louisiana, Missouri; two daughters, Nancy Griggs and Roma Lay, both of Columbia; two brothers, John Knaus, Sedalia, and Donald Knaus, Wheaton, Illinois; two grandchildren, Emily Lay and Charlie Lay. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother. A private family service was held on March 21 at the First Presbyterian Church Chapel, Columbia. Graveside services were held March 21 in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

KNECHT, Earl Clifford
b: Mar 26 1922, Windsor, Henry Co, MO
d: Jun 9 2006, Warrensburg, Johnson Co, MO
bur: Phoenix Memorial Park Cemetery, Phoenix, AZ
arr:
Hadley Funeral Home
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jun 13 2006 - Earl C. Knecht, 84, of Warrensburg, Missouri, formerly of Phoenix, Arizonia, Sedalia, Mo. and Windsor, Mo., died Friday, June 9, 2006, at the Missouri Veterans Home in Warrensburg, Mo. He was born March 26, 1922, in Windsor, Mo., the son of Walter and Ivy B. (Roll) Knecht. On May 15, 1943, in St. Louis, Mo., he married Ruth Rogers, who survives. Earl attended school in Windsor and joined the United States Army at the age of 18 serving for 3 years in the Philippines during World War II. When he returned from the Army, he started driving a truck for his father-in-law in Sedalia, Mo. Earl and his wife, Ruth, later moved to Columbus, Ohio to take another truck driving job until he suffered a stroke in January of 1965 that eventually left him in a wheelchair until his death. Earl loved to fish and hunt. He and his friends enjoyed trips to Colorado to deer hunt before his stroke. Earl and his brother-in-law would go hunting and fishing every week they could. Earl has always been a wonderful guy—trying to help everyone he could. In addition to Ruth, survivors include a son, Kevin Knecht, Garden City, Mo.; 2 daughters, Kathy Knecht and Karen Mastin both of Phoenix, Az.; 3 grandchildren, Ashley Mastin, Scott Mastin, and Jennifer Knecht; 3 nieces, Pansy Kays, June Sloan, Carol Mahnken; and 2 nephews, Pete Knecht and Terry Knecht. Earl was preceded in death by 3 brothers, Lewis, Clyde and Elbert Knecht and a sister, Lorraine Dobson. Burial will be at a later date in the Phoenix Memorial Park Cemetery, Phoenix, Az.

KNECHT, Elbert E.
b: May 5 1913, near Windsor, Benton Co, MO
d: Apr 24 2004, Sedalia, Pettis Co, MO
bur:
Laurel Oak Cemetery KA-LY, Windsor, Windsor Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Hadley Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 29 2004 - Elbert E. Knecht, 90, Windsor, died Saturday, April 24, 2004, at Bothwell Regional Health Center in Sedalia. He was born May 5, 1913, in Benton County, near Windsor, the son of Walter Knecht and Ivy (Roll) Knecht. On June 15, 1940, in Clinton, he married Eunice Pearl Sullivan of Leeton. Eunice survives of the home. Mr. Knecht worked for the J.E. Dunn construction company and helped pour the concrete that formed the runways for Whiteman Air Force Base in Knob Noster. He later owned and operated the Standard Oil Company Service Station in Windsor for five years. He and his wife, Eunice, bought and sold antiques for over 40 years and they both enjoyed refinishing furniture and going to the car races in Warrensburg and Sedalia every Friday and Saturday night. Elbert was an Army veteran of World War II, serving a four-year tour of duty. In addition to his wife, Elbert is survived by a son, Robert E. "Pete" Knecht, Excelsior Springs; a daughter, Carol Mahnken, Green Ridge; three grandchildren, Laura Needy, Sedalia, Randy Knecht and Dena Knecht, both of Excelsior Springs; five great-grandchildren, Lydia, Chloe, Sarah, Jesse and Timmy; a brother, Earl Knecht, Warrensburg, and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Lewis and Clyde; a sister, Lorraine Dobson, and a great-granddaughter, Hannah. Funeral services were Tuesday, April 27, at Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial was in Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

KNECHT, Eunice Pearl SULLIVAN
b: Mar 26 1918, Leeton, Johnson Co, MO
d: May 3 2005, Sedalia, Pettis Co, MO
bur:
Laurel Oak Cemetery KA-LY, Windsor, Windsor Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Hadley Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, May 4 2005 - Eunice P. Knecht, 87, Windsor, died Tuesday, May 3, 2005, at Four Seasons Living Center, Sedalia. She was born March 26, 1918, in Leeton, the daughter of Archie Fred Sullivan and Pearl Ann (Taylor) Sullivan. On June 14, 1940, in Clinton, she married Elbert Eugene Knecht, who died April 24, 2004. Eunice and Elbert bought and sold antiques for over 40 years. She enjoyed mowing and caring for the North Cornelia Cemetery, north of Leeton. She was a member of the Leeton United Methodist Church. Survivors include a son, Robert E. (Pete) Knecht and his wife Linda, Excelsior Springs; a daughter Carol Mahnken and her husband J. C., Green Ridge; three grandchildren, Laura Needy, Sedalia, Randy Knecht and Dena Keith, Excelsior Springs; five great-grandchildren, Lydia, Chloe, Sarah, Jesse and Timmy; a sister Mildred Mercer, Friona, Texas, and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband; two brothers, Emil and Edsel Sullivan, and a great-granddaughter, Hannah. Funeral services will be Friday, May 6, at Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial will be in Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

KNEE, Floyd E.
b: Nov 26 1907, Omaha, Douglas Co, NE
d: Feb 10 1999, Windsor, Henry Co, MO
bur: Appleton City Cemetery, Appleton City, St. Clair Co, MO
arr:
Hadley Funeral Home
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Floyd E. Knee, 91, Windsor, died Wednesday, February 10, 1999, at his home in Windsor. He was born November 26, 1907, in Omaha, Nebraska, the son of Floyd E. Knee and Julia (Bax) Knee. On March 14, 1938, in Butler he married Hazel Marie Smith who preceded him in death February 20, 1996. Mr. Knee was a power engineer working at several jobs in the Kansas City area, including the Jewish Geriatric Center from where he retired in May 1975. He was a member of the Windsor Assembly of God Church. Survivors include a daughter Billie James Paynter, Albany, Georgia; two grandsons, John A. Paynter and Donald Paynter; two brothers, Paul Knee, Fresno, California, and Harold Knee, Leetonia, Ohio; four sisters, Grace Bush, Stockton, California, Edith Gray, Houston, Texas, Marge Kelley, Coluis, California, Helen Waller, Santa Maria, California, and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Freeda Robinson and Vera Minarik; two grandsons, Steve and Timmy, and three great-grandchildren, Shawn, Brandon and Kristen. Funeral services were Monday, February 15, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor, with graveside committal services at the Appleton City Cemetery.

KNEE, Hazel M. SMITH
b: Jan 22 1913, Collins, St. Clair Co, MO
d: Feb 20 1996, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur: Appleton City Cemetery, Appleton City, St. Clair Co, MO
arr:
Hadley Funeral Home
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Hazel M. Knee, 83, Windsor, died Tuesday morning, February 20, 1996, at Westwood Nursing Home in Clinton. She was born January 22, 1913, in Collins, the daughter of George A. Smith and Maude M. Hardy Smith. On March 14, 1938, in Butler, she married Floyd Elmer Knee, who survives of the home in Windsor. Mrs. Knee was a homemaker and attended the Assembly of God Church, Windsor. In addition to her husband she is survived by a daughter Billie Jane Paynter, Albany, Georgia; two grandsons; two sisters, Dorothy Creel, Pittsburg, Ks., and Betty Nambo, Wichita, Ks.; two brothers, Roy Smith, Independence, and Elmer Smith, Kent, Washington. She was preceded in death by two grandsons and three great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be Friday, February 23, at Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial will be in the Appleton City Cemetery.

KNEIP, Edgar Lee "Ed"
b: Sep 8 1912, Artesia, Eddy Co, NM
d: Jun 17 2002, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery KA-KY, Clinton, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Vansant-Mills Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jul 11 2002 - Edgar Lee Kneip, son of Joseph Henry and Mary Ellen Roady Kneip, was born September 8, 1912, in Artesia, New Mexico, and died Monday, June 17, 2002, at his home in Clinton. He and his family moved to Deepwater at a young age. He lived in the Deepwater area until 1968, when he and Genevieve moved to Clinton. He married Thelma Genevieve Smith, who preceded him in death on January 26, 2002. He was a carpenter. Ed served in the Army Air Corps during World War II and was stationed in San Angelo, Texas, Ipsilanti, Michigan, and Liberal, Kansas. He was an airplane mechanic and reached the rank of sergeant. Ed was active in the Masonic Lodge having joined the Montrose Lodge No. 408 and in 1973 he became a member of the Clinton Lodge No. 548 when the two lodges merged together. He worked his way through the chairs serving as master and later was appointed as District Deputy Grand Lecturer of the 37th District by his friend, Stanton. W. Brown, Grand Lecturer of the Grand Lodge of Missouri. He was also a member of the Clinton Church of Christ and the Carpenter's Local #777. Ed was preceded in death by his wife, his parents, three half-brothers, Willie Jackson, Clyde Jackson and George Jackson; two brothers, Wallace Kneip and Wayne Kneip and four sisters, Opal Kneip, Alice Kneip Talley, Mable Kneip Stream and Ruth Kneip Salmon. He is survived by his daughter, Linda Anders and husband, Mike, and two grandchildren, Chad Anders and wife, Brandi, and Mishala Anders, all of Clinton. Funeral services were held at the Vansant-Mills Chapel on Friday, June 21. Burial was in the Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

KNEIP, Thelma Genevieve SMITH
b: Apr 30 1916, Deepwater, Henry Co, MO
d: Jan 26 2002, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery KA-KY, Clinton, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Vansant-Mills Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Feb 4 2002 - Thelma Genevieve Kneip, daughter of William Henry Smith and Artie Mishey Farhner Smith, was born April 30, 1916, in Deepwater and died at the Clinton Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, Clinton, on January 26, 2002, at the age of 85 years. She married Edgar L. Kneip on July 1, 1944, in Kansas City, Kansas. They lived in Deepwater until 1968 when they moved to Clinton. Genevieve enjoyed painting and going to Cameo painting parties or just getting together with her friends for lunch. She also enjoyed collecting owls, cookbooks and salt and pepper shakers. Genevieve enjoyed being with people, especially her family and friends. She was a member of the Clinton Church of Christ, Clinton. She is survived by her husband, Edgar L. Kneip of the home; one daughter, Linda Anders and husband Mikel; two grandchildren, Chad Mikel Anders and wife Brandi, and Mishala Lee Anders; one brother, William Everett Smith and wife Ruth, all of Clinton. Funeral services were held at the Vansant-Mills Chapel on Tuesday, January 29. Burial was in the Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

KNEIP, Virginia Faye SALMON
b: Jun 18 1919, Henry Co, MO
d: Jul 24 2000, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Montrose Cemetery, Montrose, Deepwater Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jul 27 2000 - Virginia Faye Kneip, the daughter of Homer B. and Mary A. (Hannah) Salmon, was born June 18, 1919, in Henry County. She departed this life on July 24, 2000, at Clinton Health Care and Rehabilitation Center at the age of 81 years. Faye lived nearly all of her life in the Montrose area, with the exception of her final few years. She worked several years as a nurse's aid for Ellett Memorial Hospital in Appleton City. She was a member of the United Presbyterian-Methodist Church in Montrose. She was united in marriage to Wayne Kneip on December 30, 1943, in Clinton. To this union three children were born. Faye was preceded in death by her parents; a daughter Sandra Elaine who died in infancy; two sisters, Lucille Scallert and Louise Stricker, and two half-brothers, Sam and Francis Salmon. She is survived by two sons, Ron Kneip and his wife Shirley, Clinton, and Bob Kneip of Blue Springs; one brother John Salmon of Montrose; three sisters, Dorothy Erhart of Mission, Kansas, Ruth Ashley of Clinton, and Pauline and her husband Elmer Mannen of Chesterton, Indiana; one granddaughter Jennifer and husband Bill Thomsen, Independence; two step-grandchildren, Shasta and husband Jason Radford, and Devin Dixon, all of Clinton, and one great-granddaughter Hallee Thomsen, Independence. Faye was a devoted wife and mother, always providing and caring for her family. She enjoyed being involved with and helping the church and took great enjoyment watching her birds at the bird feeder. Funeral services were Thursday, July 27. Burial was in Montrose Cemetery.

KNELLER, Rokel Dean
b: Nov 19 1929, Corning, Adams Co, IA
d: Nov 30 1992, Paola, Miami Co, KS
bur: Lowry City Cemetery, Lowry City, St. Clair Co, MO
arr:
Sheldon-Goodrich Funeral Home
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - R. Dean Kneller, 63, Lowry City, formerly of Kansas City, Ks., was pronounced dead Monday, Nov. 30, 1992 at a hospital in Paola, Ks. Services will be Thursday at Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel, Osceola; burial in the Lowry City Cemetery. Mr. Kneller was born in Corning, Iowa, and lived in Kansas City, Ks. for 31 years before he moved to Lowry City in 1987. He was a rigger for the Corn Products Co. before he retired. He was a member of Grace United Methodist Church, Osceola. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War. Survivors include his wife Lois Kneller of the home; three sons, William Kneller, Ottawa, Ks., Dean Kneller, Kansas City, and John Kneller, Lowry City; a brother Max Kneller, Kansas City, Ks.; three sisters, Leneve Gold, Enumclaw, Wa., Berdie Meeks, Omaha, Ne., and Ruth Van Eaton, Fontanelle, Iowa; four grandchildren and a great-grandson.

KNIERIM, Iva Lydia
b: Aug 16 1901
d: Jan 6 1999, 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 - Iva Lydia Knierim, 97, Appleton City, died Wednesday, January 6, 1999, at Ellett Memorial Hospital, Appleton City. Survivors include several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were Friday, January 8, at Hill and Son Funeral Home, Appleton City, with burial in Appleton City Cemetery.

KNIERIM, Ray Cole
b: Mar 16 1923, Deepwater, Henry Co, MO
d: May 16 1994, Independence, Jackson Co, MO
bur:
Deepwater Cemetery, Fairview Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Sickman & Dunning Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Ray Cole Knierim, 71, of Independence, passed away May 16, 1994, at Independence Regional Hospital. Ray was born March 16, 1923, in Deepwater. He was the son of Ralph and Ethel (Cole) Knierim. Ray attended Pleasant Valley School. He served his country as a veteran of the United States Army during World War II. After leaving the service, he moved to Independence, where he worked for H. J. Cole Paper Company until he retired. Ray enjoyed fishing at Truman Lake with his friend, Bill, and his brothers and sister. One of Ray's greatest joys of life were his many vacations. He loved to travel and attended several World's Fairs. He also enjoyed planting and caring for his garden. He is survived by three brothers, Merle Knierim of Stockton, Ca., twin brother Roy Knierim and sister-in-law Tess, and Ralph Knierim, all of Kansas City; one sister, Geraldine Riley of Clinton; one aunt, Iva Knierim of Appleton City; one stepsister, Nettie K. Johnson of Montrose; two stepbrothers, Robert Hughes of Clinton and Henry E. Hughes of Kansas City; nieces; nephews; cousins; and many friends. Funeral services were held at Sickman-Dunning Funeral Home on Thursday, May 19, 1994. Burial was in Deepwater.

KNIERIM, Roy Cole
b: Mar 16 1923, Deepwater, Henry Co, MO
d: Jun 26 1995, North Kansas City, Clay Co, MO
bur: White Chapel Cemetery, North Kansas City, Clay Co, MO

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Roy Cole Knierim, 72, North Kansas City, died Monday, June 26, 1995, at North Kansas City Hospital. Funeral services will be Friday, June 30, at Newcomer's White Chapel Funeral Home, Gladstone. Burial will be in White Chapel Cemetery. He was born March 16, 1923, in Deepwater. He moved to the Kansas City area in 1945. He worked for International Harvesters for 31 years and retired in 1982. He was an Army veteran of WWII and a member of the Rising Sun Masonic Lodge. He is survived by his wife Tess C. Knierim of the home; two brothers, Ralph Knierim Jr., Kansas City, and Merl Knierim, Stockton, CA; one sister Geraldine Reiley, Clinton; two stepbrothers, Henry Hughes, Kansas City, and Robert Hughes, Clinton; one stepsister Nettie Johnson, Montrose.

KNIFFIN, William A. "Bill" II
b: Nov 25 1956
d: Nov 12 1995

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Memorial services for Bill "Bear" Kniffin (Nov. 25, 1957 - Nov. 12, 1995) will be held Tuesday, November 14,. at the United Methodist Church Chapel, Clinton.

KNIFONG, Danny Joe
b: Nov 10 1953, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
d: Oct 12 2011, Springfield, Greene Co, MO
bur:
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Hadley Funeral Home

Danny Joe Knifong, 57, of Cross Timbers, Missouri, died Wednesday, October 12, 2011, at the Cox Medical Center South, Springfield, Mo. He was born November 10, 1953, in Clinton, Mo., the son of Francis Monroe Knifong and Harriett Lucille (Bigler) Knifong. On November 15, 2010, in Las Vegas, Nevada, he married Tammy Jo Lawson, and she survives of the home. Danny owned and operated his own fiber optic cable splicing business, "Thin Line Fiber Optics," and he worked for Sho-Me Power Co-op, Marshfield, Mo., for 8 years and for Parr Electric, Springfield, Mo., for 3 years. He was widely known as a quarter horse trainer and breeder and he enjoyed auto body repair and restoration and riding motorcycles. He was a member of the Bethel Assembly of God Church, Hermitage, Mo.; the American Quarter Horse Association; the American Paint Horse Association; and the Missouri Rodeo Cowboy Association. Danny and his son, Trevor, were involved in the United States Team Roping championship for several years. In addition to his wife, Tammy, of the home, he is survived by his mother, Harriett Knifong, Warrensburg, Mo.; a son Trevor Knifong, Marshfield, Mo.; 3 daughters, Avery Knifong, Marshfield, Mo.; Crystal Kent, Eagle Lake, Minnesota; and Amanda Knifong, Independence, Mo.; 3 step-sons, Chad Lawson, Springfield, Mo.; and Devin Lawson and Arizona Stockton, both of Cross Timbers, Mo.; 2 step-daughters, Alisha Stidham, Sedalia, Mo.; and Brittany Lawson, St. Louis, Mo.; 3 grandchildren, Kaydance Knifong; and Noah and Merci Kent; 6 step-grandchildren, Jacqueline and Jacob Stidham; and Rayden, Maddie and Marlie Lawson and Eylee Adams; 5 brothers, David Knifong and his wife Janet, Bates City, Mo.; Dennis Knifong and his wife Debbie, Calhoun, Mo.; Michael "Jim" Knifong, Bates City, Mo.; Kevin Knifong and his girlfriend, Beth, Seymour, Mo.; and Paul Knifong, Windsor, Mo.; and several nieces, nephews, and great-nieces and great-nephews. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by a sister, Julia Elizabeth Knifong. Funeral services will be Monday, October 17, 2011, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor, Mo. Burial will be in the Calhoun Cemetery, Calhoun, Mo.

KNIGHT, Albert E.
b: Oct 10 1924
d: Dec 4 1992, Liberty, Clay Co, MO

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Albert E. Knight, 68, Holt, Mo. died Friday, December 4, 1992 at Liberty Hospital. He was the father of Karen K. Smith of Windsor. He was a retired engineer who, at one time, worked in Indonesia. He was former engineer for the city of Kansas City, Kansas and was past president of the Kansas City Archaeological Society and of the American Public Works Association. Services were Monday in Kansas City.

KNIGHT, Anna A. NIEMEYER
b: Mar 20 1849, New York
d: Dec 10 1921, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery KA-KY, Clinton, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Mrs. J. C. Knight died at her home December 10th, at 8 a.m., after an illness of but eight days with a severe stomach trouble, from which she had suffered at intervals for years. The end came peacefully and easy, she just went to sleep. Two hours before she had taken nourishment and said it tasted good. Thus ended a busy life. Anna Niemeyer was born in New York State, March 20, 1849. About 56 years ago she was married to Rev. J. C. Knight at Pekin, Ill., who died Oct. 27, 1917. They came to Missouri about 33 years ago, living at Osceola about 5 years, then moved to Clinton, later buying a farm two miles east of Clinton, where they lived until 11 years ago, when they moved to Clinton. She had lived here since, with the exception of the time she spent visiting her children in the West and even up until the week before she died she had planned to spend the winter in Phoenix, Arizona, as she enjoyed the winters there with her sons. She was busy clear until the fatal illness came, as she delighted in making Christmas presents of dainty handwork for her children. And neatly laid away in the chest of drawers were pillow slips with the finest of crochet and stitches, ready to be packed in the Christmas boxes. She has eleven children, eight of whom survive and twenty grandchildren. She also leaves one brother Samuel Niemeyer of Tampa, Fla., who visited her a few months ago. The children surviving are : John, Elmer E., and Flavel of Phoenix, Arizona; Eugene, Howe, Idaho; Oliver, Cody, Wyo.; Miss Lydia Knight, Los Angeles, Calif., Mrs. Emma Massey and Miss Dee Matlock, Clinton. Mrs. Massey has made her home with her mother for years and tenderly ministered to every want, while Mrs. Matlock lived nearby and was always ready. Both were at her bedside when the final summons came and her son John of Phoenix, Arizona, and daughter Miss Lydia, of Los Angeles, Calif., were on their way home, arriving Sunday. Deceased was a good Christian woman, having been converted when a very young girl and united with the Christian church, holding membership there at the time of her death. She was a woman of rare charm and personality, and raised children who are good upright citizens. Truly a good woman has gone to her Heavenly home. The funeral services were conducted at her late home on North Second street, Monday afternoon, after which her body was laid beside her husband.

KNIGHT, Billy Joe
b: abt 1929
d: Nov 7 2004, Osceola, St. Clair Co, MO
bur: Kidds Chapel Cemetery, Chalk Level Twp, St. Clair Co, MO
arr:
Sheldon-Goodrich Funeral Home
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Nov 8 2004 - Billy Joe Knight, 75, Lowry City, formerly of Kansas City, died Sunday, November 7, 2004, at the Sac-Osage Hospital in Osceola. He was a commercial painter. Funeral services will be Wednesday, November 10, at the Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel in Osceola. Burial will be in Kidd's Chapel Cemetery near Lowry City.

KNIGHT, Jack Everett
b: Dec 26 1928, Delmar, Henry Co, MO
d: May 17 2008, Raymore, Cass Co, MO
bur: Wills Cemetery, Peculiar, Cass Co, MO
arr:
Atkinson Funeral Home
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, May 20 2008 - Jack Everett Knight, 79, Peculiar, died Saturday, May 17, 2008, at the Rehabilitation Center of Raymore in Raymore. Funeral services will be Wednesday, May 21 at the Atkinson Chapel, Harrisonville. Burial will be in Wills Cemetery, Peculiar. Jack was born Dec. 26, 1928, in Delmar, Henry County. He lived in the Clinton area before moving to Peculiar in 1949. He married Ruby McConnaughey on Dec. 28, 1948, in Macon. Jack worked at the quarry and Hunt Midwest Underground Storage as a mechanic and also did small engine repair at his home. He also loved to work with wood. Jack was a member and past master (1970-71) of the Grand River Lodge 276 in freeman; member and past patron of the Elizabeth Chapter of Eastern Star in Belton; past High Priest-Chapter; Senior Warden-Commandery; past board member of the United Methodist Church of Peculiar and current member of the First Church of Peculiar; past Boy Scouts Master and was a member of the Tribe of Mic-O-Say. Jack joined the Median Shrine Temple in Wichita, Kansas in 1966 and moved his membership to the Ararat Shrine in Kansas City in 1975. Jack was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife Ruby of the home; two sons, Dale E. Knight and wife Kathy, North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, and Donald J. Knight and wife Gloria, Schaumburg, Illinois; one brother Earl O Knight, Belton; one sister Bonnie Oliphant, Wichita, Kansas; 10 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

KNIGHT, Johnnie R. "J. J."
b: abt 1973
d: Jul 20 2004, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
bur: King's Prairie Cemetery, Dallas Twp, St. Clair Co, MO
arr:
Sheldon-Goodrich Funeral Home
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jul 23 2004 - Johnnie R. "J. J." Knight, 31, Kansas City and formerly of Clinton, died Tuesday, July 20, 2004, at his home. Funeral services will be Saturday, July 24, at Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel in Osceola. Burial will be in Kings Prairie Cemetery, near Osceola.

KNIGHT, Josephine Grace WILLIAMS
b: Jun 19 1913, Brownington, Henry Co, MO
d: Jan 27 2012, Sedalia, Pettis Co, MO
bur:
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Hadley Funeral Home

Josephine Grace (Williams) Johnson Knight, 98, of Sedalia, Missouri, died Friday, January 27, 2012, at the Sylvia G. Thompson Residence Center, Sedalia, Mo. She was born June 19, 1913, in Brownington, Mo., the daughter of Earl George Williams and Clara (Jones) Williams of the Roseland community. On September 28, 1932, in Leesville, Mo., she married Don Johnson and to this union five daughters were born. At an early age she was baptized in Tebo Creek. She attended Mt. Olivet Baptist Church with her parents and later in life became an active member of the Calhoun Baptist Church. She lived in Calhoun while raising her family. She later moved to Sedalia where she worked at Bothwell Hospital (now Bothwell Regional Health Center) as a nurse's aid for many years. She enjoyed piecing quilts, playing games, having Friday lunches with co-workers and friends and traveling to visit family. Survivors include 4 daughters, Reta Clinkenbeard and her husband Richard, Pomerene, Arizona; Alois Rogers, Laconia, New Hampshire; Jean Thompson, Windsor, Mo.; and Frances Jensen and her husband Neil, Madison, Alabama; 9 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; 9 great-great-grandchildren; two sisters-in-law, Rosa Williams, Roseland, Mo.; Peg Williams, Madison, Wisconsin; and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Barbara Vass; 4 brothers, Roger Williams, Robert Williams, Alonzo Williams, and Max Williams; 2 sisters, Theta Johnson and Aileen Williams; a grandchild, and 2 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be Thursday, February 2, 2012, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial will be at the Calhoun Cemetery, Calhoun, Mo.

KNIGHT, Lester Gaylon
b: Sep 13 1904, Colony, Washita Co, OK
d: Feb 14 1996, Raytown, Jackson Co, MO
bur:
Providence Cemetery, Post Oak Twp, Johnson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Lester Gaylon Knight of Warsaw was born September 13, 1904, in Colony, Oklahoma, the son of John William and Effie Ellen (Robbins) Knight. He died Wednesday, February 14, 1996, at Park Place Care Center, Raytown, at the age of 91 years, five months and one day. On December 24, 1925, Gaylon was united in marriage to Opal Marie Mastin in Warrensburg at the home of Brother Newkirk. Six children were born to this union. Gaylon and Opal celebrated their 62nd wedding anniversary in December of 1987. Gaylon was employed as a meter repairman for the Gas Service Co. of Lee's Summit, until his retirement in 1970. Earlier he was a farmer in the 1940s. He was a member of the First Baptist Church and Keenagers, both of Warsaw. Gaylon and his wife had traveled for 12 years and had lived in Chilhowee, Garden City and Deepwater and after the death of his wife he moved to Warsaw in 1995. Besides his parents he was preceded in death by his wife Opal on February 1988; two daughters, Doris Marie Durrett and Mildred Louise Knight; four great-grandchildren, and a sister Vera Mae Bowie. He is survived by a son Wayne Knight and his wife Carol, Harrisonville; three daughters, Eileen Wiskur and her husband Joe, Raytown, Joan Stout and her husband Sam, Latour, Billie McCall and her husband Ed, Wakeeney, Kansas; 16 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren, other relatives and many friends. Funeral services were Saturday, February 17, at the Dickey Chapel, Garden City. Burial was in Providence Cemetery, east of Chilhowee.

KNIGHT, Mary Ann BARTZ
b: Jan 22 1942, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
d: Dec 6 2004, Appleton City, St. Clair Co, MO
bur: Westfield Cemetery, Monegaw Twp, St. Clair Co, MO
arr:
Hill & Son Funeral Home
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Dec 14 2004 - Mary Ann Knight, daughter of Leonard E. Bartz, Sr. and Anna Mae (Harvey) Bartz, was born January 22, 1942, at Clinton. She departed this life on December 6, 2004, at her home in Appleton City at the age of 62 years of age. Mary Ann spent her childhood growing up in the Green Valley community, east of Rockville, attending the Elm Grove and Rockville schools. She graduated from Appleton City High School with the Class of 1959. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in education from Central Missouri State College in 1962 and was employed as a physical education and biology instructor for the 1962-63 school year by the Lamoni, Iowa, public schools. In the fall of 1963, Mary Ann was united in marriage to Kenneth L. Knight. They established their home in the Ohio Community east of Appleton City. They worked side-by-side, operating a dairy, beef and grain farm for 41 years. Their marriage was blessed with four children, Ladonna, Cameron, Brian and Melinda. Survivors include her husband Kenny, of the home; her children and their spouses, Ladonna and Matthew Green, Cameron and Angela Knight, Brian and Penny Knight and Melinda Knight; her grandchildren Rachel and Clinton Green, Allyson and Garret Knight, Anthony Knight and Scott Campbell; two brothers and their spouses, Leonard E. Jr. and Grace Bartz and Phillip and Patricia Bartz; a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Jay and Sheila Knight, and her mother-in-law, Ruthella Knight. Funeral services were at Hill & Son Funeral Home, Appleton City, Friday, December 10. Burial was in Westfield Cemetery, rural Appleton City.

KNIGHT, Paul James
b: Aug 26 1925, Henry Co, MO
d: Feb 11 2006, Montrose, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery KA-KY, Clinton, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Hill & Son Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Paul James Knight, son of Ora Willis and Mabel Lucy (Ritter) Knight, was born August 26, 1925, in Henry County. He departed this life February 11, 2006, at his home in Montrose at 80 years of age. Mr. Knight had spent his life in Peculiar and Butler until moving to Montrose in 1987. During World War II he proudly served his country in the United States Army with the 10th Mountain Division Rangers from 1943 until 1945. Paul and Retha F. Hixon were united in marriage in August 1949 in Clinton and to this union three sons were born. He was a devoted husband and father to his family. He was employed by General Motors Corporation for 31 years, working in Kansas City, Kansas. Paul was preceded in death by his parents, his wife and one brother Ronald Knight. Survivors include his three sons, James W. Knight, Bartlett, Tennessee, Randy J. Knight and Michael L. Knight, both of Wichita, Kansas; two brothers, Earl O. Knight of Belton and Jack E. Knight of Peculiar; one sister Bonnie Oliphant of Wichita, Kansas; four grandchildren, James E. Knight, Christina R. Knight, Justin Knight and Stephanie Knight, and one great-granddaughter Zoe Knight. Memorial services were at Hill & Son Funeral Home, Appleton City, on Monday, February 13. Interment was in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

KNIGHT, R. Marie
b: abt 1934
d: Feb 6 2008, Osceola, St. Clair Co, MO
bur: King's Prairie Cemetery, Dallas Twp, St. Clair Co, MO
arr:
Sheldon-Goodrich Funeral Home
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Feb 8 2008 - Mrs. R. Marie Knight, 74, Osceola, died Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2008, at her home. Among local survivors are two sons, Rick and wife Linda, El Dorado Springs, and Fred and wife Karen, Osceola; a sister Mrs. Kathy Tillotson and husband Ken, Osceola; six grandchildren and three great-granddaughters. Funeral services will be Sunday, Feb. 10, at the Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel In Osceola. Burial will be in Kings Prairie Cemetery, near Osceola.

KNIGHT, Ralph A.
b: Aug 18 1912, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
d: Dec 22 2003, Appleton City, St. Clair Co, MO
bur: Appleton City Cemetery, Appleton City, St. Clair Co, MO
arr:
Hill & Son Funeral Home
Appleton City MO - Ralph Albert Knight, son of Albert Harrison and Lena Maude (Parsons) Knight, was born August 18, 1912 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Ralph has lived nearly all of his life in the Appleton City, Missouri area. He has always enjoyed farming and was a very hard worker. Ralph and Eva Davis had been married 68 years, having been wed October 26, 1935 and blessed with two children. Mr. Knight was a member of the Odd Fellows Lodge. He enjoyed visiting with family, friends and neighbors, and he especially loved spending time with his grandchildren. Ralph will be remembered for his joy in telling stories. Ralph was preceded in death by his parents, his brother Forrest Knight, his sister Geneva Parsons, and a son-in-law Roger Schooley. Survivors include his wife, Eva, of the home; his two children, Nat Schooley and Jack Knight and wife Ann all of Appleton City, Missouri; one sister, Loretta Dorward of Appleton City; four grandchildren, Debbie Dains of Rockville, Missouri, Mike Schooley, Cathy Thompson and Karen Green all of Appleton City; twelve great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Saturday, December 27, at Hill & Son Funeral Home, Appleton City.

KNIGHT, Retha Faye HIXSON
b: Aug 4 1923, St. Clair Co, MO
d: Jun 12 1997, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery KA-KY, Clinton, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Consalus Funeral Homes

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Retha Faye Knight died Thursday, June 12, 1997, at Golden Valley Memorial Hospital, Clinton, at the age of 73 years, 10 months and eight days. She was born August 4, 1923, in St. Clair County, the daughter of Joseph and Ida Hudson Hixson. She came to Henry County when very young. On August 21, 1949, she married Paul J. Knight. They lived in the Kansas City area after their marriage. Also they lived in Los Angeles California, then Peculiar, and a farm in Bates County before their present home in Montrose where they have lived for the past 10 years. Mrs. Knight was a homemaker. She made her family shirts and was an excellent seamstress. She was very proud of her family. She had no enemies and liked everyone she met. Collecting whatnots was a hobby. She is survived by her husband, Paul J. Knight of the home; three sons, James W. Knight and wife, Dianne, Memphis, Tennessee, Randy J. Knight, and Michael L. Knight and wife, Barbara, all of Wichita, Kansas; one sister, Ruby McQueen, Clinton, and four grandchildren. Funeral services were held Monday, June 16, at Consalus Chapel in Clinton.

KNIGHT, Zoe Estelle WILSON
b: Nov 20 1905, Little Rock, Pulaski Co, AR
d: Sep 29 1991
bur: Memorial Park Cemetery, Sedalia, Pettis Co, MO

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Zoe Estelle Knight passed away on September 29, 1991. She was born November 20, 1905 in Little Rock, Ar. She married W. J. Knight on May 19, 1921 in Little Rock. She is survived by one brother, Sam Wilson, Columbus, Ohio; four children, Patricia Pratt, Barnett, Mo., Bill Knight, Serville, Tenn., Claude Knight, Warsaw, Jane Probey, Tulsa, Ok; nineteen grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Wednesday, October 2 at Ewing Funeral Home in Sedalia. Burial was in Memorial Park Cemetery in Sedalia. - (another report) Zoe E. Knight, 85, of 1807 South Harrison, died Sunday evening, September 29, 1991 at Bothwell Regional Health Center. She was born Nov. 20, 1905 in Little Rock, Ark., daughter of Alvin C. and Ella O. Edrington Wilson. On May 5, 1921, in Little Rock, she married W. J. Knight, who died Sept. 17, 1960. Mrs. Knight was a member of First Baptist Church, where she was a member of the Reapers Class, Keenagers and Women's Missionary Union. She was also a member of the Knife and fork Club, Birthday Club and Ladies' Sewing Club. Survivors include two sons, Bill Knight, Sevierville, Tenn., Claude Knight, Warsaw; two daughters, Patricia Pratt, Barnett; Jane Probey, Tulsa, Ok.; a brother, Sam Wilson, Columbus, Ohio; 19 grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren.

KNISELY, Alfred A.
b: Jul 21 1875
d: Mar 8 1908, 2 mi NE of Brownington, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Mt. Zion Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Mar 14 1908 - On Sunday afternoon about 3, A. A. Knisely, who had been in poor health for some time, died at his home about two miles northeast of Brownington, with consumption. In 1906, he took a trip into Colorado with a view of benefiting his health. Last year he visited his brother, Dr. A. L. Knisely, at Liberal, Kansas and then tried New Mexico, but returned to his home and friends about three weeks before he died. Survived by a devoted wife and five children; also a heart-broken mother and three brothers, U.C., who lives on an adjoining farm; O. W., the East Ohio Street groceryman and Dr. A. L. of Liberal. Burial at Mt. Zion.

KNISELY, Alvin Edward
b: Mar 19 1924, Henry Co, MO
d: Oct 14 1950, Wadsworth, Leavenworth Co, KS
bur:
Mt. Zion Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Eye, Oct 19 1950 - Operation At Wadsworth Fails to Benefit Youth Injured in Car Plunge Oct. 8 - Alvin Knisely, oldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Knisely of Mt. Zion, who while driving his car three miles north of Mt. Zion, plunged off the road at Hay Creek bridge Sunday afternoon, Oct. 8th died at the veterans hospital at Wadsworth, Kansas at 4 a.m. Saturday, never having regained consciousness. Alvin was brought to the Clinton General Hospital immediately following the accident late Sunday afternoon. His doctors here advised surgery and that he be taken to the veterans hospital as soon as possible when the gravity of his condition was known, so serious in fact that X-rays could not be taken. He was taken to Wadsworth Monday afternoon and the operation was performed that evening. Everything possible was done for him but he never rallied, and his family, who remained with him, gradually faced the stark reality of separation and loss, that even war had not brought. Alvin Edward Knisely, one of four children of Oleta Phillips and Clarence A. Knisely, was born Mar. 19, 1924 in the Mt. Zion community where his father was long operated a general store. He attended school at Columbia Hall, then went to Deepwater High School, and in March, 943, was called to service of his country, serving in the armored tank division. He was in Italy a year and it was there that he was converted by an Army chaplin and there, too, that he received a very bad facial wound that kept him hospitalized practically three years, first at O'Reilly in Springfield, then at El Paso, Texas. Heartsick and discouraged on his return home, Alvin gradually fought his way back to interest in his work and community life and found his real motivation for living this past year when he and Miss Hilda Copenhaver, whom he had known through their years of growing up, became engaged. It was to visit her that he was going on Sunday when the accident that took his life occurred. Exactly what happened will remain a question for he was alone and never able to answer the questions his family has had to leave to conjecture. A good son, he was always close to the heart of his mother who had been a great influence in getting him reestablished. He had been operating a gravel truck for George Halsey the past year and was an energetic and dependable worker. He had spent the weekend in Kansas City with his brother and had just returned home before starting to the Copenhaver farm. His parents visiting at the nearby farm of Mr. and Mrs. Tom Reed, heard the impact of the car as it rammed into the underbrush and hit the water, but not realizing what it was, continued their visit although Mr. Knisely was so restless he could not sit in the house and he and his host walked around looking at the stock, etc. It was on their way home that the youngest sister, Iris, noticed the back of the car through the trees beside the road and calling the attention of her parents to it, was the first to recognize it as the 38 Ford of her brother. The father, getting to the car, waded into the water to see that his son was still at the wheel and knew that he was badly hurt. The mother and daughter went in different directions for help that came quickly, and the Consalus ambulance was called to bring Alvin to the hospital. Surviving are the heartbroken parents, the brother, Dale P. Knisely, and sisters, Mrs. Norman Rice of Kansas City and Iris of the home, above mentioned. Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at the Mt. Zion Methodist Church and the body was laid to rest at Mt. Zion.

KNISELY, Arthur Lewis Dr.
b: Jan 1873, Mt. Zion, Henry Co, MO
d: Oct 12 1942, 1 mi SW of Brownington, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery KA-KY, Clinton, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Eye, Oct 15 1942 - Dr. A. L. Knisely Dies - Overdose of Strychnine is fatal to well-known Henry County Physician - Dr. A. L. Knisely, a mile south west of Brownington, was found dead by his wife about 3:00 p.m. Monday, October 12, 1942. Dr. Knisely had been expecting a man to help him put up some hay and when he arrived Mrs. Knisely called to her husband who was in the house to say the man had come. Getting no response, she called to her husband again and, decided h must have gone to sleep, went into the house finding him, life gone, and a half-finished note near him, saying that he had made a mistake. The coroner's investigation established death as accidental, as it was known that Dr. Knisely had for over 30 years taken strychnine to ward off illness that continually threatened him. these doses he had increased through the years and it was felt that he had erred in judgment, realizing too late what he had done. Arthur Lewis Knisely was born in January, 1873, at Mt. Zion, the son of Lewis and Minerva Knisely who had come from Bucyrus, Crawford County, Ohio, in 1870. They were well-known residents and lived many and goodly years. Finishing his local education young Arthur was sent to the Barnes Medical College in St. Louis, where he took his medical work on completing which he began his practice at Mt. Zion, but realizing there was little opportunity there he went to Kansas then to Nebraska successively. Needing a change in climate, he started to New Mexico to make his home, but stopped at Liberal, Kansas where he became the partner of Dr. Nichols whom he had known in medical school. At the outbreak of the World War I he enlisted and was two years with the Medical Corps in France as Captain. After the war he returned to Liberal, Kansas, then took his wife, the former Miss Julia Lock, of Mt. Zion, and their daughters to Boulder, Colorado, to enter the girls in college. Boulder was their home for many years and there their twin daughters, Vira and Vera and Atha Lee, their youngest daughter, as well as Mrs. Knisely are buried. Dr. Knisely's short practice in Clinton will also be pleasantly remembered. Returning to Missouri, Dr. Knisely later married Mrs. Fannie Mitchell of Brownington to whom death came about seven years ago. About two years later Mrs. Mantle of Brownington became his wife, and survives him, with on daughter of his first marriage, Mrs. Ford of Oklahoma and one grandchild and two brothers, Urias Knisely of Brownington and O. W. of Clinton. Dr. Knisely was a successful physician, a great student of human nature, kind and big of heart. He loved the outdoors as well as his fellowman and found recreation in hunting in his youth. Funeral services will be today, Thursday. at the Brownington Baptist Church. Burial will be in Englewood.

KNISELY, Dorothy May CROLEY
b: Sep 28 1913, Henry Co, MO
d: Jan 2 1997, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Mt. Zion Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Consalus Funeral Homes

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Dorothy May Croley Knisely was born September 28, 1913, in Henry County, the daughter of Jesse D. and Clara Horrell Croley. she died Thursday, January 2, 1997, at the Golden Valley Memorial Hospital in Clinton at the age of 83. Dorothy was a lifelong resident of this area. she was a graduate of Clinton High School. On April 30, 1932, she married Oliver A. "Gus" Knisely, who preceded her in death November 9, 1992. Mrs. Knisely was a homemaker and a good wife and mother. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church o Clinton and for many years was an excellent Sunday school teacher. She is survived by two sons, A. Lowell Knisely and wife, Nancy, Independence, and Gary Knisely, and wife, Eunice, Clinton; seven grandchildren and nine-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Monday, January 6, at the Consalus Chapel in Clinton. Burial was in the Mt. Zion Cemetery in Henry County.

KNISELY, Gary Warren
b: Nov 8 1938
d: Jan 16 2002, near Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Mt. Zion Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Sickman & Dunning Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 16 2002 - Gary Warren Knisely, 63, died early Wednesday morning, January 16, 2002, at his home near Clinton. He is survived by his wife, Eunice, and two sons, Greg Knisely of Chilhowee and Cary Knisely of Clinton; one daughter, Sandra Knisely, Clinton; one brother, Lowell Knisely of Independence, and 12 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be Friday, January 18, at Sickman-Dunning. Burial will be at Mt. Zion.

KNISELY, Jacob A.
b: Dec 21 1843, Marion Co, OH
d: Mar 3 1901, near Mt. Zion, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Mt. Zion Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Missouri, Mar 1901- J. A. Knisely died near Mt. Zion with something like paralysis Sunday night. He was a lover of fine stock and for years devoted a great deal of time to raising Poland Chinas, having a number of public sales in Clinton. Born in Marion County, Ohio in 1843 and married three times. His last marriage was with Mrs. Mary Tanant at Monett on February 26 and she is left to mourn a good husband after being a bride only 3 days. He had five children, all living.

KNISELY, Larry Wayne
b: Jul 1 1942, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
d: Jun 2 2001, Peculiar, Cass Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery KA-KY, Clinton, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Consalus Funeral Homes

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jun 25 2001 - Larry Wayne Knisely was born in Clinton, July 1, 1942, son of Charles and Ruby Peterman Knisely. He died at his home June 2, 2001. He grew up in Clinton and had lived in Versailles and had spent the last 12 years in Peculiar. He was a graduate of Clinton High School Class of 1960. He served in the United States Army. He was a member of Teamsters Local 541. He worked as a truck driver for Cotter & company. He married Sandra Shaddox, September 25, 1997, at Eureka Springs, Arkansas. His parents preceded him in death. Survivors include his wife, Sandra, of the home; two sons, Randy Wayne Knisely and wife, Ceola, Belton, and Charles Nicklaus Knisely, Austin, Texas; one daughter, Courtney Robin Knisely, Austin, Texas; one stepson, Kevin Worthley and wife, Kelly, Cleveland, Missouri; one stepdaughter, Tammy Spainhour, Peculiar; his stepfather, Robert Thurston, Independence; eight grandchildren and one great-granddaughter. Funeral services were held June 6 at Consalus Chapel Clinton. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery.

KNISELY, Lewis Scott, M.D.
b: Oct 1 1905, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
d: Sep 29 1935, Elk City, Beckham Co, OK
bur:
Englewood Cemetery KA-KY, Clinton, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton, MO - Dr. Lewis Knisely Found Dead In Oklahoma Town - Former Clintonian Was Returning to This City With His Wife After Spending Summer In Sumner, New Mexico - Clinton relatives and friends were shocked and grieved at the news of the death of Dr. Lewis Scott Knisely, second son of O. W. Knisely and the late Katie Lou Scott Knisely Sunday at 5 p.m. Dr. Knisely and his wife were on their way to Clinton from Sumner, New Mexico, where they had been since the last of June, in his quest for health. Word reached Clinton, from Elk City, Oklahoma, of Dr. Knisely's death in his car, two miles out of Elk City. Mrs. Knisely was driving. Lewis, despondent over his broken health and this last of several physical breakdowns, let death come by his own hand. Lewis Scott Knisely was born November 1, 1905, in Clinton, East Ohio street, and here grew to manhood. He had one brother, Carlos Knisely. When Lewis was a little fellow of six years, his mother died. His aunt, Mrs. H. G. Scott, of East Ohio street, true to the promise made her sister, took the place of a mother to her nephews and the Scott home was ever after a real home for the two boys. The affection between them and Mr. and Mrs. Scott was tender and in a beautiful letter written to Mrs. Scott after the death of her husband the past summer he voiced a philosophy that his family holds as comfort now. "Thou know'st 'tis common; all that lives must die, Passing through nature to eternity". He also added brave words of courage and fortitude. Lewis attended the Washington grade school and then the local high school, graduating in the spring of 1922. For two years he worked in Clinton and Kansas at various jobs and then went to Sterling, Colo., where for two years he worked in a general store but his health failed then, he went with his uncle Dr. A. L. Knisely, in Kansas, where he spent a year growing well. True to a long cherished ambition of his fond father's he then entered upon the study of medicine, which was begun at Emporia, Kansas, and followed for the next two years. He then went to Lawrence, Kansas, for the next four years, where he completed the curse, going back and forth to Bell-Memorial hospital for practical application of class work. His record was so fine, and his standing so high that he was one of a very few young doctors who were taken as interns at General hospital, Kansas City, Mo., last year. He was always industrious and energetic beyond this strength, working in the summer at his father's filling station or store. Following these strenuous years of diligent stud and work, he had a second physical collapse in June, 1935. He and Miss Mary Williams, of Kansas City, had been married in June, 1933, so with his wife he came to Clinton and after a few weeks he accepted the offer of Dr. Brown, of Ft. Sumner, New Mex., to come to the dry, higher altitude to assist him with his practice and seek his lost health. They went west the last of June but finding a big practice awaiting the new doctor, there was no time for rest or recovery for one as ambitious, as capable, as anxious to alleviate human suffering as Dr. Knisely. Deaf to the voice of personal need, stimulated to greater endurance by the curative climate, he worked night and day, never losing a patient, never refusing a call, until in his gallant fight against the grim Reaper he fell a victim to his grasp. Health gone, he was returning to his father's home when in despair and disappointment he could not bear his bodily ills. Lewis belonged to no church, but his name with others of his Sunday School class when Mrs. Ed Lingle was their teacher, was placed in the corner stone of the Franklin Street Methodist church and his faith, the many good deeds in his useful though short life assure him life eternal. He was a good son, gentle and kind, considerate and diligent and leaves those who are pitifully sad at his untimely passing. He is survived by his wife, his father, O. W. Knisely, own brother, Carlos, and step mother, half brothers and sister, Mary Louise Knisely, Marvin Charles, Harry and Edwin Knisely of the home, also his devoted and grief stricken aunt, Mrs. H. G. Scott. The body arrived in Clinton Wednesday noon and the funeral conducted from the O. W. Knisely home Thursday. Interment in Englewood.

KNISELY, Marvin Richard
b: Apr 20 1915, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
d: Apr 25 1937, N of Warrensburg, Johnson Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery KA-KY, Clinton, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Consalus Funeral Homes

Clinton, MO - M. R. Knisely Killed; Four Others Injured in Crash - Car Crashed Down 25 Foot Embankment North Warrensburg - Wagoner to K. C. Hospital - Other Boys Here - Marvin Knisely, 22 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. O. W. Knisely, was instantly killed about 10:30 p.m. Sunday, a mile north of Warrensburg on highway 13, when he was thrown from the back seat of his 1936 Plymouth coach as it crashed down a 25-foot embankment and up the other side. Marvin, his neck broken, was found by passing motorists in the bottom of the ditch. Homer Wagoner, Lee Bradshaw, Leo Wheeler and Char. Keck received serious major injuries. Wagoner was also thrown from the car. Bradshaw, Wagoner and Keck had been trucking for the last few weeks on highway 35 and prior to that had been employed as truckers at Bates City where Marvin had taken them to get their pay checks which had been delayed. They left Clinton about 7 p.m. after the boys on the highway had finished work. It was on the way home that the accident occurred. Bradshaw was driving the car. Wheeler and Keck both said they were asleep when the accident happened so do not know what caused it. Mr. Knisely's pocketbook had not been found and his wife thought it contained $20 in cash and several checks. Wheeler said he had $26 in his purse and when it was returned to him there were just five one dollar bills left. Keck's pocketbook was returned to him without any loss of money. The Bradshaw residence was called soon after the accident and they informed relatives of the other occupants of the car. Among those who went to the scene of the accident that night were Mrs. Jack Harding, Keck's cousin; his sister, Mrs. Dot Gilbert, and husband, Mrs. Marvin Knisely, Miss Sophia Wagoner, sister of Homer Wagoner, in the Gilbert car; Arthur Keck, father of Chas., O. W. Knisely, Mrs. Lee Bradshaw and Owen Wade in the Bradshaw car; and H. O. Wagoner and Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Howard in the Howard car. The injured boys were taken to Oak Hill hospital in Warrensburg and Knisely's body was kept there overnight as the coroner was ill and could not hold an inquest until Monday morning. - Marvin Knisely - In the sudden death of Marvin Knisely, another life book closed, without warning that 'finis' was at the end of that day, the day his little daughter, Dora Jean, was born 13 months ago. In the flush of youth his light was snuffed out, just as business success was crowning his efforts and his lovely, gentle wife was meeting his problems with him, helpful and sustaining, resourceful and sweet - an inspiration that was enriching his life. Ambitious for success, Marvin had bent every energy to build up his trade and increase his patrons, displaying real business acumen. Devoted to hi wife and little child, he labored for them untiringly and to prove himself worthy of his father's trust, when O. W. Knisely put him in charge of the service station a half mile north of Clinton on highway 35 September 1934. Thoughtful and kind, Marvin put his home first, and being happy, was working hard, building more cabins for tourist accommodation and planning a vacation trip for summer. With such vital energy, loved ones dependent on him, parents zealous for his success it seems almost impossible that a brief business trip should have ended in so fatal a catastrophe. Truly man is mortal and like the chaff which the wind driveth away - his tenure of life is uncertain. Marvin Richard Knisely, son of O. W. Knisely and Emma Chastain Knisely of 712 East Ohio street, was born in Clinton April 20, 1915. He was a student of the Washington grade school and the Clinton high school, where he was three years a member of the Gladstone Literary Society and on year on the roll of the Audubon Bird Study Club. He was a creditable track man, pole faulting and hurdling being his especial fields. He was a member of the 1933 graduating class, just a year ahead of his wife, Loma Adele Turk, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. S. E. Turk, who was a member of the 1934 class. they were married a week after her graduation. One child was given them, and with their bright future, it is hard to realize him gone. Besides his gentle, young widow and baby, surviving are his devoted and stricken parents, long respected residents of Clinton, where Mr. Knisely has been a well-known merchant for many years; also his brothers, Charles, Harry, Edward Wayne and only sister, Mary Louise, all of the home. The funeral services were conducted Wednesday at the Baptist church where Marvin had attended Sunday school. Consalus and Peck in charge. Mrs. Mary Coleman of Detroit, Mich.; Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Wright and son, Bily, of Muskegon, Mich.; Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Watkins of Springfield, and Mrs. Mary Knisely were present from out-of-town for the services.

KNISELY, Mary Elizabeth POPE
b: 1873
d: May 5 1949, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Mt. Zion Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
Henry County Democrat, May 12 1949 - Mary Elizabeth (Pope) Knisely, widow of the late U. C. Knisely passed away Thursday morning, May 5, 1949, at 7:30 p.m. at the Clinton General Hospital. Mrs. Knisely had made her home near Brownington most of her life until Sept., 1948, when she came to Clinton to be with her daughters and to be close to the hospital for treatment. Mrs. Knisely is survived by 5 children, Mrs. Robert M. Eberting and Mrs. E. P. Callahan, of Clinton, Mrs. Art Barker, of Sedalia, Gus of the home near Brownington and Clarence, of Mt. Zion. The remains of Mrs. Knisely, who was widely known and loved throughout the county, will be taken to the home of her daughter, Mrs. R. M. Eberting, South Washington Street, until time for the funeral. The Mt. Zion Methodist Church was filled to over-flowing, Saturday afternoon, May 7, by the neighbors and old friends to pay their final respects to a much loved woman, Mrs. U. C. Knisely. Interment was in the Mt. Zion Cemetery by the side of her husband. The pall bearers were all grandsons, Martin, Bob, Jr., and Derrell Eberting, Dale, Alvin and Lowell Knisely.

KNISELY, Mary Oleta PHILLIPS
b: Dec 4 1898, Leeton, Johnson Co, MO
d: Mar 12 1986, Shawnee Mission, Johnson Co, KS
bur:
Mt. Zion Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Mary Oleta Phillips was born Dec. 4, 1898 at Leeton, the oldest child of Edward M. and Elizabeth Hickey Phillips. She spent most of her life in Henry County in the communities of Gaines, Mt. Zion, and Deepwater. On March 31, 1923, she was united in marriage to Clarence A. Knisely. Four children were born to this union. Three survive, Son Dale P. Knisely of Shawnee, Kansas; two daughters, Olga Elizabeth Foster of Roeland Park, Kansas, and Lora Iris Thompson of Clinton; one brother, Gale E. Phillips of Kansas City, five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. She was a member of the Mt. Zion Faith and Hope Extension Club. She departed this life March 12, 1986 at the Shawnee Mission Medical Center. She was preceded in death by her husband, one son, Alvin E. and one granddaughter, Karen Knisely. Following cremation, graveside services were conducted at the Mt. Zion Cemetery on March 15, 1986.

KNISELY, Oliver Augustus "Gus"
b: Feb 23 1905, Henry Co, MO
d: Nov 9 1992, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Mt. Zion Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Consalus Funeral Homes

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Oliver Augustus Knisely - O. A. (Gus) Knisely was born February 23, 1905 in Henry County, the son of Urias C. and Mary E. (Pope) Knisely. He passed away November 9, 1992 at the Golden Valley Hospital at the age of 87. Gus was married to Dorothy May Croley on April 30, 1932, in Clinton. To this union two sons were born. Gus lived for a short time in Creighton. He lived most of his life in Henry County where he was well known for owning and operating a rock quarry business. Mr. Knisely was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Clinton. He is survived by his wife Dorothy of the home; two sons, Lowell Knisely of Independence, and Gary Knisely of Shawnee Mound; two sisters, Elsie Belle Barker of Sedalia, and Lena May Long of Montrose, Colorado; six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one brother, Clarence Knisely and one sister, Clara Eberting. Funeral services were Thursday, November 12, 1992 at Consalus Chapel. Burial was in Mt. Zion Cemetery, Henry county.

KNOLES, David Smith
b: Oct 6 1853, Pickwick Co, OH
d: Jul 3 1937, Missouri
bur:
Laurel Oak Cemetery KA-LY, Windsor, Windsor Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Huston-Turner Funeral Home

Clinton Eye, Clinton MO, Thursday, July 8, 1937 - David Smith Knoles, born October 6, 1853 in Pickwick County Ohio, departed this life July 3, 1937. He was united in marriage to Nancy Ann Summers April 1, 1870. To this union were born eleven children as follows, all of whom survive: Mrs. Ed Bohrn, Warsaw, Mrs. Dan White, Sedalia, Mrs. Sam Roberts, Deepwater, Mrs. Bill Smith, LaDue, Mrs. Jas. Raw, Moberly, Mrs. George Evrard, Pittsburg, Ill., Mrs. Frank Evrard, Pittsburg, Ill., Perry, Luther, David, and Irvin. Besides the wife and children, 68 grandchildren and 36 great-grandchildren survive. There is one sister, Mrs. Maggie Tilson, Topeka, Kans. He united with the Windsor Christian church a few years ago and was a good Christian man, a true, honest father and will be sadly missed by all. Funeral services were held Monday, July 5, at the Huston-Turner chapel. Interment was in Laurel Oak cemetery.

KNOLES, Earl E.
b: Sep 16 1914, near Clinton, Henry Co, MO
d: Aug 30 2000

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Sep 1 2000 - Earl E. Knoles, 85, died Wednesday, August 30, 2000, at a care facility. He was born on a farm outside of Clinton on September 16, 1914, to Otto and Kate Knoles. He married Mildred Lawler in 1938. She died in 1970. He began his working career with Sunflower Ordinance. He then owned and operated Home Hardware in Windsor. He moved to Topeka where he was self-employed in the lumber business. He then became a manager at Highland Crest Whelan's for several years until his retirement. Following his retirement he volunteered for the American Red Cross and served as the disaster chairman for the Topeka area. He was a longtime member of the First Baptist Church in Topeka. He is survived by one daughter, Earlene Knoles Owen, Topeka, Kansas; one granddaughter, four step-grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife and one grandson, Michael Moore in 1998. Graveside services will be held at Memorial Park Cemetery on Tuesday, September 5.

KNOLES, Ida M. DAVIS
b: Dec 20 1868, Illinois
d: Mar 13 1907, St. Louis, St. Louis Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery KA-KY, Clinton, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Mar 16 1907 - The remains of Mrs. H. E. Knoles were brought back to Clinton Thursday, on the early morning train. She had been a sufferer for 18 months and her husband took her to the hospital in St. Louis, hoping to find relief for her from an operation, but it resulted in death. Their home is seven miles east of Clinton. She leaves three sons: Ralph is 12, the next is Harry and the youngest, Marvin, is 8. Her maiden name was Miss Ida Davis and she was about 36 years of age. Her father resides in Bethlehem township. Two brothers survive and her sister, Mrs. E. M. Goodwin, at whose house the funeral was held.

KNOLES, Iva Myrtle SELL
b: Dec 20 1896, Leesville, Henry Co, MO
d: Nov 3 1995, Watonga, Blaine Co, OK
bur:
Englewood Cemetery KA-KY, Clinton, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Consalus Funeral Homes

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Iva Myrtle Knoles was born December 20, 1896, and died November 3, 1995. She was the daughter of Ulysses Grant and Mary Susan Martin Sell, born in the Leesville community, where she lived until her marriage to Marvin J. Knoles in 1920. They lived in the Hortense community, then moved to Clinton in 1927. One daughter, Maxine Lavonne George, was born to this union and survives. Mrs. Knoles was preceded in death by her husband in 1974; her parents; one sister and three brothers. She is survived by her daughter and her husband, Delbert George of Watonga, Ok.; beloved grandchildren, Sam and Mary Lou George, and great-grandchildren, Susan and E. J. George; deer nieces and nephews; other relatives and friends. In 1977, Mrs. Knoles moved to Watonga, Ok., to be near her family. There she was loved by all who met her, just as she was by her Clinton acquaintances. She was affectionately called "Aunt Myrt" by many. Her gracious and unassuming nature endeared her to all. She was a long-time member of the Clinton United Methodist Church, led an exemplary Christian life and was ready to go to her heavenly home. Funeral services were held at Consalus Funeral Home, Clinton, on Monday, November 6. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

KNOLES, Louisa WEST
b: Mar 10 1815, Gibson Co, IN
d: Jul 13 1900, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery KA-KY, Clinton, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Mrs. Louisa Knoles, one of the pioneer mothers of Henry county, died at her home, half mile east of Alberta, July 13, with old age. Born in Indiana March 10, 1815 and had been a resident of this county 32 years, coming from Menard, Ill. She was married in Indiana to Eli M. Knoles, who preceded her to the better world nine years ago and together they sleep the last long sleep at Englewood. Six children were born to them, five living, all in Henry: Marion, Jesse, Nathan, Henderson, and Eli. All farms adjoin and they are well-to-do.

KNOLES, Marion
b: Apr 17 1837, Indiana
d: Jan 4 1925, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery KA-KY, Clinton, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Marion Knoles passed away at 3 p.m. Sunday, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Lulu Oskin, on North 2nd street, from the infirmities of age and complications. He had been bedfast for three months. Deceased was born in Indiana, on April 17, 1837, being past 87 years of age. On June 14, 1866, he was united in marriage with Miss Mary Hutcherson, who passed away in May, 1918. To them were born six children, three of whom survive: Mrs. Lulu Oskin, with whom he had lived the past two years; Otto Knoles, east of Clinton, and Roy Knoles, of Eaton, Colo; also leaves one brother, Eli Knoles, of Oklahoma, and seven grandchildren. His son, Roy Knoles, had been here at the bedside of his father, returning home two weeks ago, and the brother, Eli Knoles, was at the bedside of deceased about four weeks ago. Mr. Knoles came to Henry county in 1868, and bought a farm east of Clinton, which he still owned at the time of his death. He was a kind husband and father, and was held in the highest esteem by all who knew him. He was a member of the First M. E. Church and was a faithful follower of the Master's teachings. Funeral services were held at the First M. E. Church Tuesday, and burial was in Englewood cemetery.

KNOLES, Merlin E.
b: Dec 11 1919, Windsor, Henry Co, MO
d: Aug 26 2006, Independence, Jackson Co, MO
bur:
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Speaks Funeral Homes

Merlin E. Knoles, 86, of Independence, Mo. died August 26, 2006 at his home. Mr. Knoles was cremated. A Memorial Service will be held on Tuesday evening at at Carson-Speaks Chapel. Mr. Knoles was born in Windsor, Missouri on December 11, 1919 the son of David Lesley and Bertha Ethel (Collins) Knoles. Merlin was a kid at heart and loved go karts, four wheeling, fishing and hunting. He was a member of the Christian Church in Windsor and the American Legion Post #20. Mr. Knoles was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving during World War II. He retired from Bendix Corporation where he was an Electronics Assembler. Mr. Knoles married B. Marie Mills in Harrison, Arkansas on April 21, 1951. She survives.

KNOLES, Milton B.
b: Oct 30 1845, Indiana
d: Feb 16 1927, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery KA-KY, Clinton, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Milton B. Knoles died at the home of his only daughter, Mrs. W. S. Henry, 6 miles northeast of Clinton, the morning of Wednesday, February 16th. He had been in feeble health the past year. Sunday he grew worse and continued to do so until death came. He had made his home with Mrs. Henry ever since the death of his wife. Milton B. Knoles was born in Indiana, October 30, 1845. The family moved to Menard county, near Petersburg, Ill., in 1849. He professed religion when fourteen years of age and joined the Cumberland Presbyterian congregation at Greenview, Ill. He married Harriett Hutcherson, September 17, 1868. They got their church letters and moved to Henry county, Mo., in 1869. They united with the Cumberland Presbyterian church that was then known as the old Bronaugh church. This was used until the Knoles Chapel was built near by. He was elected elder in 1870, and at the union of the Cumberland Presbyterian with the Presbyterian church at Clinton, he was again elected elder. This made him an elder for more than 55 years. Three children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Knoles - Culver C. Knoles, of Portales, New Mexico; Lillie, now Mrs. W. S. Henry, of Clinton, and Clyde N. Knoles, of Clinton. His wife, Harriett Knoles, died in 1918. Mr. Knoles belonged to a family of ten children, three brothers and seven sisters. One sister, Mrs. J. B. Spires, of Waverly, Ill., survives. The funeral was conducted Thursday, February 17, at the Presbyterian church. Interment was in Englewood cemetery.

KNOLES, Perry Voss
b: Jan 10 1881, near Lincoln, Benton Co, MO
d: Apr 8 1944, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Laurel Oak Cemetery KA-LY, Windsor, Windsor Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Eye, Clinton MO, Apr 13 1944 - Perry Knowles Died Saturday night, April 8, 1944 at his home here. Mr. Knowles was born near Lincoln, Mo., in 1881. He is survived by his aged mother, seven sisters, and three brothers. Funeral services were held on Monday afternoon at the funeral home. Burial was in Laurel Oak cemetery.

KNOLES, Ralph Eugene
b: Mar 26 1928, Calhoun, Henry Co, MO
d: Mar 31 1994, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
bur:
Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Consalus Funeral Homes

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Ralph Eugene Knoles was born March 26, 1928, in Calhoun, the son of Ralph and Elizabeth (Pruessner) Knoles. He died Thursday, March 31, 1994, at the Research Medical Center in Kansas City at the age of 66. Gene, as he was known to his friends, was a veteran of the United States Army. He was married to Ruby Boyd and to this union one son was born. He was a lifelong resident of the Clinton area. He was self-employed, running his own trucking business for many years before retirement. He loved to feed the squirrels while he was selling apples on the Square. He enjoyed playing bingo and spent much time with his friends at the coffee shop. He liked to watch his son participate in any outdoor activities. He liked cooking and canning and especially enjoyed gardening and working in the yard. He was a member of the Northeast Baptist Church in Clinton, also a member of the Golden Valley Eagles #3667. He is survived by one son, Randy Knoles, Clinton; one brother, Wilbur Knoles, Raytown, and one sister, Roberta Wall, Kansas City. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruby, on March 28, 1984. Funeral services were Saturday, April 2, at the Consalus Chapel, Clinton. Burial was in Clinton Memory Gardens.

KNOLES, Wilma May BRYANT
b: Feb 8 1904, Henry Co, MO
d: Sep 23 1998, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery KA-KY, Clinton, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Consalus Funeral Homes

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Wilma May Knoles died Wednesday, September 23, 1998, at Clinton Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, Clinton, at the age of 94 years, seven months and 15 days. She was born February 8, 1904, in Henry County, the daughter of James and Dilla Wright Bryant. On February 7, 1925, she married Floyd Knoles and the lived on a farm east of Clinton until June 1972 when they retired. They bought a new home on East Franklin Street and lived there six months when Floyd died November 1972. In April 1979, Wilma sold the home and moved to an apartment on East Franklin Street. Wilma is survived by one brother, Cecil Lilley, state of Oregon; brother-in-law, Earl Knoles, Topeka, Kansas; a cousin, Calvin and Velma Price, Clinton; one nephew, several nieces and other cousins. There were no children to bless this union, but they were welcomed into their home and hearts and loved them dearly. Wilma was a member of the First Baptist Church of Clinton. Funeral services were held Friday, September 25, at Consalus Chapel, Clinton. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery.

KNORPP, James Chester II
b: Dec 1 1943
d: Sep 27 1993, Pleasant Hill, Cass Co, MO
bur: Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Pleasant Hill, Cass Co, MO

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - James Chester Knorpp II, 49, Pleasant Hill, died Monday, September 27, 1993 at his home. He was the husband of the former Sandra Angle of Clinton and a son-in-law of Barbara Angle and the late Jack Angle, also of Clinton. Services will be Thursday at the Stanley and Son Funeral Home in Pleasant Hill. Burial will be in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Mr. Knorpp was the owner of Pleasant Hill feeds. He was a sales agent and distributor with Nutrena Feeds and during his 27 year career he and his company won many awards and honors. He also managed a farm and ranch near Pleasant Hill. He graduated from the University of Missouri with a degree in agricultural economics and he was a member of the Farm House fraternity. He was an FFA Central District Star Farmer in 1962. He was a lifelong resident of Pleasant Hill and was a member of the First Presbyterian Church. Survivors include his wife of 27 years, Sandra Angle Knorpp; one daughter, Rhonda Knorpp of Columbia; his mother Roberta Hunt Knorpp of Lee's Summit; one sister, Helen Jo McClintock of Pleasant Hill and an aunt, Lois Grantham of Greenwood.

KNOX, Elizabeth BENSON
b: Jul 15 1819, Howard Co, MO
d: 1905, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Miss Elizabeth Benson was born in Howard county, MO., July 15, 1819. She was the oldest of six children - five girls and one boy. Her mother died when she was only sixteen years old, thus leaving her the care of the younger children. She married in 1837 to Thomas Knox of Old Franklin, Mo., and soon after moved to Henry county. To this union nine children were born, viz: Benson Knox, Georgia Bronaugh, Frank Knox, Fitzhugh Knox, Marshall Knox, Leona Bronaugh, Ada Knox, Laura Holcomb and Lillie Palmer. Her husband and three children, Benson, Marshall and Leona, had already preceded her to the grave. In 1842 Dr. Jones, a Presbyterian minister, located at Harmony Mission, in Bates county, came and held a meeting at Old Salem Camp Ground, four miles north of Calhoun. There were about 30 conversions, among them Mrs. E. B. Knox. These converts were soon after organized into Salem Church. At that time there was probably not a church building in the county. Soon, some posts were put in the ground and mounted with a board roof; the sides were entirely open and logs served for seats. It was called The Canopy, and served as a place of worship on the Sabbath, and a playground for the school children during the week. Afterwards a log building was erected, and about 1856 a frame building was completed. Under the Canopy, in the log and frame buildings, Mrs. Knox was a faithful worshipper. Many a time when a boy have I heard her sing the Songs of Zion in that pioneer church. She trained her children in the way they should go, and had the pleasure of seeing everyone of them members of the Presbyterian church. Who can measure the influence of a consecrated Christian mother? She had made it a point to read the Bible through every year since joining the church, and was reading it through the sixty-third time when taken to her bed. She was a devoted mother, and leaves six children and one sister to mourn her loss. She was just entering her eighty-sixth year, and was, perhaps, the last survivor of the original members of Old Salem Church. Thus, one by one, the pioneers of Henry county are passing away.

KNOX, Melvin Lloyd
b: Jun 3 1938, Butler, Bates Co, MO
d: May 30 1993, St. Louis, St. Louis Co, MO
bur: Garden City Cemetery, Garden City, Cass Co, MO

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Melvin Lloyd Knox of Urich was born June 3, 1938 in Butler, the son of William and Thora (Corlee) Knox. He departed this life May 30, 1993 at St. Louis University Hospital, St. Louis, at the age of 54 years, 11 months and 27 days. Melvin was united in marriage to Judith Ann Sims on June 24, 1989 in Bolivar. Melvin was a heavy equipment operator for Moretine Dozing in Garden City, until his retirement in 1990. Melvin enjoyed fishing, hunting, camping and being with friends. He has resided in Urich for the last 25 years. He was preceded in death by his father William; a brother Harold Knox, and two sisters, Margie Henderson and Fern Shirley. He is survived by his wife Judith A. Knox of the home; a daughter Barbara Nelson, Sheldon; his mother Thora Knox, Adrian; three stepsons, Rick Johnson, Waterloo, Ill., Randy Johnson, Goose Creek, S.C., David Johnson, Garden City; two stepdaughters, Donna Hartzler, Kansas City, Rhonda Stoll, Clinton; 12 grandchildren; a brother Eldon Knox, Adrian; four sisters, Veree Reardon, Raytown, Mae Ryles-Rider, Kansas City, Thelma Blanford, Butler, Nadine Mattingly, Archie; other relatives and many friends. Funeral services were Wednesday, June 2, 1993 at Dickey Chapel, Garden City. Burial was in Garden City Cemetery, Garden City.

KNUTSON, Maynard Dwayne "Knute"
b: Oct 16 1917, Ottawa, LaSalle Co, IL
d: Sep 12 2005, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery KA-KY, Clinton, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Vansant-Mills Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Oct 5 2005 - Maynard Dwayne "Knute" Knutson, was born October 16, 1917, in Ottawa, Illinois, one of 13 children born to Melvin C. and Anna (Nelson) Knutson. He went to be with the Lord Monday, September 12, 2005, at Westwood Nursing Center, Clinton, at the age of 87 years. Knute served in the United States Navy on the USS Greenling Submarine from January 2, 1942 to October 18, 1945. He joined the Navy one day after Pearl Harbor was bombed. He was married to Agatha "Peaches" Keltner June 27, 1946. She preceded him in death February 14, 1979. He was an electrician for Kansas City Power and Light Company until his retirement. He was a member of the Clinton United Methodist Church. He started the Fellowship of Christian Athletics in Clinton in 1963 and was an advisor for many years. He also started the Del Haven Camp for boys. On May 23, 1980, he was united in marriage to Mary V. Hoppe, who survives him. He was preceded in death by his parents, Melvin C. and Anna Knutson; his first wife Agatha "Peaches" Knutson; four brothers, Leaman Knutson, Orvin Knutson, Truman Knutson, and an infant brother Archie Knutson, as well as a sister, Erma Weinhold. He is survived by his wife Mary V. Knutson of the home; one daughter Jan Broyles and husband Phil, Springfield; two grandchildren, Robin Broyles and Phillip J. Broyles, and two great-grandchildren, Jason and Eric Broyles; one stepson, Mark Pinkston and wife Jennifer, Lee's Summit; two stepdaughters, Marilyn Kerrick and husband John, Harrisonville, and Nancy Doran and husband Bill, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida; eight step-grandchildren, Sherri Bedsworth, Tara Matthes, Bryan Tuner, Matt Doran, Katie Doran, Erin Pinkston, Joel Pinkston and Ryan Pinkston, and three step-great-grandchildren, Jade Bedsworth, Beth Bedsworth and Zoe Bedsworth. He is also survived by three brothers, Manley Knutson, Wesley Knutson and Robert Knutson, and four sisters, Burnette Smith, Ruby Vanderburg, Helen Hagen and Shirley Alioto. Funeral services were held at the United Methodist Church, Clinton, Friday, September 16. Interment was in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

KOCH, Albert Anthony
b: Jan 14 1884, Henry Co, MO
d: Jun 14 1983, Appleton City, St. Clair Co, MO
bur:
St. Ludger Cemetery, Deepwater Twp, Henry Co, MO
Henry Co, MO - Albert Anthony Koch, son of John Peter and Johanna Anna (Hake) Koch, was born (the eldest of 8 children) on January 14, 1884 in Germantown, Henry County, Missouri. He passed away quietly at the Appleton City Hospital in Appleton City on June 14, 1983 at the age of 99. Albert married Teresa Katherine Witzel on November 9, 1909, in Germantown, and to this union eight children were born. He was a lifelong farmer who raised crops and cattle on a farm southwest of Germantown until his retirement in 1976. A devout Catholic, Albert was a member of St. Ludger’s Church in Germantown. Preceding Albert in death were his parents; his wife; five sisters: Elizabeth, Christina, Mary Clara, Agnes and Cecelia Koch; two brothers: Ludwig and Gerard Koch; and one daughter: Clara Katherine Koch. Survivors include his two sons: Gereon Gerard Koch of the home, and Matthew Henry Koch (Clara) of Montrose; five daughters: Agnes Anna Moll of Olathe, Kansas, Margaret Mary Koch of the home, Christina Cecelia Schlagel (Clarence) of Bonner Springs, Kansas, Teresa Elizabeth Brownsberger (Andrew) of Montrose, and Marilyn Teresa Boehm (Edward) of Olathe, Kansas; 21 grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren. Funeral mass was held on Friday, June 17, at St. Ludger’s Catholic Church in Germantown. Interment was in St. Ludger’s Cemetery, Germantown, Henry Co. Missouri.

KOCH, Cecilia
b: Jul 19 1897, Henry Co, MO
d: May 17 1972, Henry Co, MO
bur:
St. Ludger Cemetery, Deepwater Twp, Henry Co, MO
Henry Co, MO - Cecelia Koch, the youngest of eight children born to John Peter and Johanna Anna (Hake) Koch, was born in Henry Co., Missouri on July 19, 1897. She died on May 17, 1972, at the age of 74. She never married and lived all her life in the Germantown area helping her parents and brother with their farms and their children. She was a talented musician and attended St. Ludger’s Church in Germantown. Preceding Cecelia in death were her parents; six of her siblings: Elizabeth, Christina, Ludwig, Mary Clara (Sister Coelina), Agnes (Sister Coronata), and Gerard; one niece: Clara Katherine Koch. Survivors include her brother, Albert Anthony Koch (Teresa K.) of Montrose; seven nieces and nephews: Gereon Gerard Koch of the home; Matthew Henry Koch (Clara) of Montrose; Agnes Anna Moll of Olathe, Kansas; Margaret Mary Koch of the home; Christina Cecelia Schlagel (Clarence) of Bonner Springs, Kansas; Teresa Elizabeth Brownsberger (Andrew) of Montrose, and Marilyn Teresa Boehm (Edward) of Olathe, Kansas; and 21 great nieces and great nephews. After a funeral mass, interment was in St. Ludger's Cemetery, Germantown, Henry Co. Missouri.

KOCH, Christina
b: Jun 5 1887, Henry Co, MO
d: Nov 15 1916, Deepwater Twp, Henry Co, MO
bur:
St. Ludger Cemetery, Deepwater Twp, Henry Co, MO
[The following is a biography composed by Martha Brownsberger Lawton] - Christina Koch, the daughter of John Peter and Johanna "Anna" (Hake) Koch, was born in rural Henry Co. near Germantown on June 5, 1887. She died on November 15, 1916 in Henry Co. at the age of 29. Christina spent her life as a caregiver to local families in the area, helping with chores when infants were born and performing other household duties. She never married, but was a faithful daughter and farm worker for her parents. Christina was a devout Catholic all her life and attended St. Ludger's School in Germantown. Preceding her in death was her brother, Ludwig Koch; her sisters, Mary Clara (Sister Coelina) Koch and Agnes (Sister Coronata) Koch of the School Sisters of Notre Dame in St. Louis, Missouri. Survivors include her parents, her brothers: Gerard Koch of the home and Albert Anthony (Teresa K. Witzel) Koch of Montrose; two sisters, Elizabeth (Sister Florian) Koch of Belleville, Illinois, and Cecelia Koch of the home. After a funeral mass, interment was in St. Ludger's Cemetery, Germantown, Henry Co. Missouri.

KOCH, Gerard
b: Mar 9 1895, Germantown, Henry Co, MO
d: Nov 15 1918, Montrose, Henry Co, MO
bur:
St. Ludger Cemetery, Deepwater Twp, Henry Co, MO
[The following is a biography composed by Martha Brownsberger Lawton] - Gerard Koch, the son of John Peter and Johanna "Anna" (Hake) Koch, was born in rural Henry Co. near Germantown on March 9, 1895. He died on November 15, 1918 in Henry Co. at the age of 23. His family recalls that he was very intelligent and did exceptionally well when he attended St. Ludger's Elementary School in Germantown. Gerard never married, but spent his life as a farmer helping his father work the land he owned SW of Germantown raising crops and livestock. About a week prior to his death, Gerard was asked to help dig the grave of a neighbor who had just died. Never wanting to refuse, he immediately set out on horseback to assist with the job at the Germantown cemetery despite the weather turning cold and rainy. When Gerard finally arrived back home, he was chilled and feverish. Whether it was pneumonia or influenza that caused his death, Gerard was gone within a week after digging that grave. Preceding him in death was his brother, Ludwig Koch; his three sisters, Mary Clara (Sister Coelina) Koch and Agnes (Sister Coronata) Koch of the School Sisters of Notre Dame in St. Louis, Missouri and Christian Koch of the home. Survivors include his parents; his brother: Albert Anthony (Teresa K.) Koch of Montrose; two sisters, Elizabeth (Sister Florian) Koch of Belleville, Illinois, and Cecelia Koch of the home. After a funeral mass, interment was in St. Ludger's Cemetery, Germantown, Henry Co. Missouri.

KOCH, Hazel Leone PEPPER
b: Jan 10 1895, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
d: Feb 7 1994, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery KA-KY, Clinton, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Vansant-Mills Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Hazel Leone Koch, daughter of Louis and Lenora (Smith) Pepper, was born January 10, 1895, in Clinton and died February 7, 1994, at the Meadowbrook Manor in Clinton at the age of 99 years. She was a lifelong area resident. She was a member of the Clinton Christian Church. Graveside services were held at Englewood Cemetery Thursday, February 10, under direction of the Vansant-Mills Funeral Home, Clinton.

KOCH, Henry
b: Jun 13 1925, Sullivan Co, NY
d: Jul 21 1992, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
bur: Pleasant Mound Cemetery, Osceola Twp, St. Clair Co, MO

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Graveside services will be held Thursday at the Pleasant Mound cemetery at Osceola for Henry Koch, 67, who died July 21 at Research Medical Center in Kansas City. He lived in Belton and was a native of Sullivan County, New York. He was a heavy equipment machine operator and a member of Teamsters Local 101. He also was a farmer. His wife Dorothy Fay Rinard Leabo Koch, survives him, also three stepsons and two stepdaughters. The George Bolton chapter at Belton is in charge of arrangements.

KOCH, Johanna Wilhelmine "Anna" HAKE
b: Jul 5 1853, Prussia
d: Jan 16 1929, Montrose, Henry Co, MO
bur:
St. Ludger Cemetery, Deepwater Twp, Henry Co, MO
[The following is a biography composed by Martha Brownsberger Lawton in 2011] - Johanna Anna (Hake) Koch, baptized Johanna Wilhelmine Hake, the daughter of Anton and Mary Theresa (Shluetz) Hake, was born in Prussia on July 5, 1853. She died on January 16, 1929, in Henry County, Missouri, at the age of 75. Records indicate that in 1857, Anna and her six living siblings immigrated to the United States with their parents from Steinheim, Westphalia, Prussia (three other siblings had died in their infancy in Germany.) Traveling by sailing ship, they were at sea for six weeks during which two of the six children died and were buried at sea. In time her family settled on a farm six miles SW of Germantown, Missouri. Two more siblings were born after arriving in the U.S. In the early 1860s, Anna remembered seeing bushwhackers raid their home while their father was gone. Desperate to save a trunk with bedding, her mother and some of the children dragged the trunk out of the house and submerged it in a pond for safekeeping. While the bushwhackers stole a mare, cow and other valuables, her mother hid with the children in nearby woods. Anna married Johann Peter Koch on November 14, 1882, and they had eight children. She lived all her life in the Germantown area helping her husband with their farm and devoting her life to her family as a housewife and loving mother. She and her husband attended St. Ludger's Church in Germantown. Preceding Anna in death was her husband; five of her children: Christina Koch, Ludwig Koch, Mary Clara (Sister Coelina) Koch, Agnes (Sister Coronata) Koch, Gerard Koch; one brother, John Hake; three sisters: Minnie Hake, Maria Putthoff, Helen Hake; and one granddaughter, Clara Katherine Koch. Survivors include her son: Albert Anthony of Montrose; two daughters: Elizabeth (Sister Florian) Koch of Belleville, Illinois, and Cecelia Koch of the home; six grandchildren: Agnes Anna, Margaret Mary, Gereon Gerard, Christina Cecelia, Teresa Elizabeth and Matthew Henry Koch of Montrose. Funeral mass was held at St. Ludger's Catholic Church in Germantown. Interment was in St. Ludger's Cemetery, Germantown, Henry Co. Missouri.

KOCH, John Carry
b: Jan 15 1911, Urich, Henry Co, MO
d: Nov 23 1993, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur: Parker Cemetery, Creighton, Johnson Co, MO

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - John Carry Koch of Creighton was born January 15, 1911 in Urich, the son of John Joseph and Anna Mae Montgomery Koch. He departed this life Monday, November 22, 1993 at Meadowbrook Manor in Clinton, at the age of 82 years, 10 months and 7 days. John was united in marriage to Mary Louise Ruckel of Creighton on August 10, 1932. To this union were born two children, J. R. and Mary Carol. John was a farmer and stockman until his retirement in 1975. He was a member of the Creighton Christian Church, Creighton, and Index Masonic Lodge #54 AF&AM in Garden City. John had moved to Creighton in 1932. Besides his parents he was preceded in death by his wife Mary, on July 16, 1992. He is survived by a son J. R. Koch, and a daughter Mary Carol Thornburg, both of Creighton; five grandchildren, Mark Koch, Peculiar, Clara Taber, Garden City, Rocky Koch and Rick Thornburg, both of Creighton, Kimberly Thornburg, Warrensburg; a great-granddaughter, Jessica Taber, Garden City; a sister Martha Fortney, Higginsville, other relatives and many friends. Funeral services were Wednesday, November 24, 1993 at Dickey Chapel, Garden City. Burial was in Parker Cemetery near Creighton.

KOCH, John Peter
b: Aug 15 1842, Dattenfeld, Westphalia, Prussia
d: Mar 26 1926, Montrose, Henry Co, MO
bur:
St. Ludger Cemetery, Deepwater Twp, Henry Co, MO
[The following is a biography composed by Martha Brownsberger Lawton in 2011] - John Peter Koch, the son of Johannes Peter and Anna Maria (Ottersbach) Koch, was born in Dattenfeld, Westphalia, Prussia on August 15, 1842. He died on March 26, 1926, in Henry County, Missouri, at the age of 83. It is believed that he had the following siblings: Anton-1833, Gerhard-1836, Anna Cathrina-1838, Peter-1840, and Gerhard-1844. (It is possible the first Gerhard died in infancy, and a second son was also named Gerhard.) Sometime before 1869, John Peter immigrating to the United States after his oldest brother, Anton inherited the home property in Germany. Before crossing the ocean on a steamship, he borrowed $35 from his brother, Gerhard. After earning the money working in a coal mine in Pennsylvania, he wrote Gerhard and said he had the money and would either send it to him or he could come and get it. Gerhard chose to join him in 1869 and eventually the two brothers moved to Saline County, Missouri, working on various farms while building a small home. One evening they came home from the field and found the house with its contents burned. Gerhard stayed in Saline County, but John Peter moved on to Henry County. In 1882 he bought 40 acres of farmland SW of Germantown for $1,000 and raised crops and livestock. John Peter married Johanna "Anna" HAKE on November 14,1882, and they had eight children. A devout Catholic, he was a member of St. Ludger's Church in Germantown. He bought a second farm less than 1/2 mile SE of Germantown and lived out his life on this property, leaving the first property to his eldest son Albert. Preceding John Peter in death were his parents; five of his children: Christina, Ludwig, Mary Clara (Sister Coelina), Agnes (Sister Coronata), Gerard; and one granddaughter, Clara Katherine Koch. Survivors include his wife; his son: Albert Anthony (Teresa) of Montrose; two daughters: Elizabeth (Sister Florian) Koch of Belleville, Illinois, and Cecelia Koch of the home; six grandchildren: Agnes Anna, Margaret Mary, Gereon Gerard, Christina Cecelia, Teresa Elizabeth and Matthew Henry Koch of Montrose. Funeral mass was held at St. Ludger's Catholic Church in Germantown. Interment was in St. Ludger Cemetery, Germantown, Henry Co. Missouri.

KOCH, Margaret Mary
b: Feb 18 1913, Henry Co, MO
d: May 1 2009, Appleton City, St. Clair Co, MO
bur:
St. Ludger Cemetery, Deepwater Twp, Henry Co, MO
St. Clair Co, MO - Margaret Mary Koch, daughter of Albert Anthony and Teresa Katherine (Witzel) Koch, was born on February 18, 1913 in rural Montrose, Henry County, Missouri. She passed away quietly at the Appleton City Manor in Appleton City on May 1, 2009 at the age of 96. Margaret had lived in the Montrose and Kansas City areas and worked as a private nurse most of her life. She loved to work in her vegetable and flower gardens spending many happy hours in the sunshine. For her, family came first. She was always willing to help her siblings and their children when the need arose. A devout Catholic, Margaret was a member of St. Ludger’s Church in Germantown and the Immaculate Conception Church in Montrose. Preceding Margaret in death were her parents; three sisters: Clara Katherine Koch, Agnes Anna Moll and Marilyn Teresa Boehm; and one brother: Matthew Henry Koch. Survivors include her brother: Gereon Gerard Koch of Appleton City; two sisters: Christina Cecelia Schlagel of Bonner Springs, Kansas and Teresa Elizabeth Brownsberger of Montrose; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. Funeral mass was held at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Montrose, Monday, May 4. Burial was in St. Ludger’s Cemetery, Germantown, Henry Co. Missouri.

KOCH, Mary Clara (Sister)
b: Jan 22 1892, Germantown, Henry Co, MO
d: Jun 4 1910, Deepwater Twp, Henry Co, MO
bur:
St. Ludger Cemetery, Deepwater Twp, Henry Co, MO
[The following is a biography composed by Martha Brownsberger Lawton] - Mary Clara Koch, the daughter of John Peter and Johanna "Anna" (Hake) Koch, was born on a farm SW of Germantown in rural Henry Co. on January 22, 1892. She died on June 4, 1910 at the Germantown Convent in Henry County, Missouri, at the young age of 18. A few years after completing St. Ludger's Elementary School in Germantown, Missouri, Mary Clara and her sister, Agnes Koch (one year younger than Mary Clara), left the family farm and traveled to the city of St. Louis to seek a religious life. Their destination was the motherhouse of the School Sisters of Notre Dame located on the banks of the Mississippi River. A few years earlier, another sister, Elizabeth (Sister Florian) Koch, had joined this same religious order in St. Louis. Along with the other members of the order, the nuns worked to educate children in elementary schools, orphanages, and nurseries. Unfortunately, after only a few years, Mary Clara (Sister Coelina) became ill. Because of failing health, she returned to the Germantown area, and died shortly afterward in the summer of 1910 surrounded by her parents and siblings. Her sister, Agnes (Sister Coronata), became gravely ill only a year later in June 1911, died and was buried at the Motherhouse Cemetery of the Sisters of Notre Dame in St. Louis, Missouri. Both Mary Clara and Agnes died before professing their first vows. Preceding Mary Clara in death was her brother, Ludwig Koch. Survivors include her parents, her brothers: Gerard of the home and Albert Anthony (Teresa K.) of Montrose; four sisters: Elizabeth (Sister Florian) Koch of Belleville, Illinois, Agnes (Sister Coronata) Koch of St. Louis, Christina and Cecelia Koch of the home. After a funeral mass, interment was in St. Ludger's Cemetery, Germantown, Henry Co. Missouri.

KOCH, Mary Louise RUCHEL
b: Oct 7 1912, near Creighton, Cass Co, MO
d: Jul 16 1992, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur: Parker Cemetery, Creighton, Johnson Co, MO

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Mrs. Mary Louise Koch was born October 7, 1912 near Creighton, the daughter of Clarence Henry and Clara Belva (Little) Ruchel. She departed this life July 16, 1992 at Golden Valley Hospital, Clinton, at the age of 79 years. Mary attended Highland School, Creighton High School and graduated from Warrensburg Training School. She attended Warrensburg College for one year. On August 10, 1932 Mary was married to John carry Koch. J. R. and Mary Carol were born to this union. John and Mary have lived in the Creighton community for fifty-eight years. Mary was an active member of the Creighton Christian Church. She was Past Worthy Matron of Garden City Chapter No. 340 Order of Eastern Star. Also she enjoyed membership in the Creighton Saturday Club, the Jolly Homemakers Club, Christian Women's Fellowship, and the RSVP Organization of Urich. She was preceded in death by her parents. Survivors include her husband John C. Koch of the home; one son J. R. Koch, and one daughter, Mary Carol Thornburg, both of Creighton. Her grandchildren include Mark Koch, Peculiar, Clara Taber, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Rocky Koch and Rick Thornburg, both of Creighton, and Kimberly Thornburg, Columbia. Also three sisters survive. They are Clara Ogg, Harrisonville, Hariett Jenkins, Garden City, and Rachel Sitzes, Sikeston. Martha Fortney, a sister-in-law, is included in survivors. Mary was very fond of her nephews and nieces. Funeral services were held Sunday, July 19, 1992 at Dickey Chapel, Garden City. Burial was in Parker Cemetery near Creighton.

KOCH, Teresa Katherine WITZEL
b: Jan 18 1881, Henry Co, MO
d: Aug 11 1973, Henry Co, MO
bur:
St. Ludger Cemetery, Deepwater Twp, Henry Co, MO
Henry Co, MO - Teresa Katherine Koch, daughter of Joseph and Mary Anna (Hoile) Witzel, was born (the fourth of eight children) on January 18, 1881 in Germantown, Henry County, Missouri. The last surviving child, she passed away on August 11, 1973, at the age of 92. Teresa married Albert Anthony Koch on November 9, 1909, in Germantown, and to this union eight children were born. She was a lifelong farmer’s wife helping her husband on their farm southwest of Germantown. An avid gardener, she was very devoted to her children and grandchildren. Known to be a great cook, her grandchildren fondly remember her sugar cookies and warm smiles. Teresa was a kind, compassionate woman and a active member of St. Ludger’s Church in Germantown. Preceding her in death were her parents; three sisters: Mary Bettels, Catherine Elizabeth Brownsberger, Frances Florence Wittman; four brothers: John J., Albert, Willie and Martin J. Witzel; and one daughter: Clara Katherine Koch. Survivors include her two sons: Gereon Gerard Koch of the home, and Matthew Henry Koch (Clara) of Montrose; five daughters: Agnes Anna Moll of Olathe, Kansas, Margaret Mary Koch of the home, Christina Cecelia Schlagel (Clarence) of Bonner Springs, Kansas, Teresa Elizabeth Brownsberger (Andrew) of Montrose, and Marilyn Teresa Boehm (Edward) of Olathe, Kansas; 21 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren. Funeral mass was held at St. Ludger’s Catholic Church in Germantown. Interment was in St. Ludger’s Cemetery, Germantown, Henry Co. Missouri.

KOEHLER, Frances Lynn
b: Sep 12 1939, St. Louis, St. Louis Co, MO
d: Jul 15 1995, N of Neosho, Newton Co, MO
bur: Cremation
arr:
Vansant-Mills Funeral Home
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Frances Lynn Koehler, daughter of William F. Koehler and Alice Irene Kenney, was born September 12, 1939, in St. Louis, and died July 15, 1995, north of Neosho, at the age of 55, the result of a car accident. Frances had lived in Warsaw and Goodman, before she moved to Neosho two years ago. She is survived by her mother, Alice Irene Kenney of El Paso, Texas; her father William F. Koehler of Maryland Heights; one aunt Martha Lou Pierson, Deepwater; one great-aunt Alta Mae Marquardt, Kansas City; four cousins, Bob Smart, Deepwater, Alice Dean Reynolds, Concordia, Stephen Scott, Tumwater, Washington, and Merle Wilson, Deepwater. Funeral services were held at the Vansant-Mills Chapel, Wednesday, July 19. Cremation.

KOEHLER, Fredrick J.
b: Mar 31 1917, Sheboygan, WI
d: Oct 30 1994, Columbia, Boone Co, MO
bur: Cremation
arr:
Consalus Funeral Homes
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Fredrick J. Koehler, 77, Lone Jack, died October 30, 1994, at the University of Missouri Medical Center in Columbia. Cremation. Memorial services will be held at a later date. Mr. Koehler was born March 31, 1917, in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, and lived most of his life in the Kansas City area. He was the son of Herman and Hattie (Reiszhauer) Koehler. He was a veteran of the United States Army, serving his country in World War II. He was a member of Finey Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife Osa Koehler of the home; one son Larry Koehler, Spokane, Washington; one daughter Colleen Holcomb, Spokane, Washington; two sisters, Elsie Snider, Hillsboro, Oregon; Norma Unger, Puyallup, Washington; two brothers, Harry Koehler, Spokane, Washington, and William Koehler, Coeur D'Alene, Idaho; nine grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and three stepdaughters. He was preceded in death by a son Jerry Koehler.

KOEHLER, Osa I. POE
b: Oct 9 1918, Missouri
d: Jul 25 1995, Warrensburg, Johnson Co, MO
arr:
Consalus Funeral Homes
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Osa I. Koehler, 76, formerly of Chilhowee, died Tuesday, July 25, 1995, at her home in Warrensburg. Memorial services will be Monday, July 31, at the Consalus Chapel in Chilhowee. Mrs. Koehler was born October 9, 1918 in Bonneville, the daughter of James Allen and Mellissa (Staley) Poe. She was the wife of Fred Koehler who preceded her in death on October 30, 1994.

KOELLING, Helen L. SHIELDS
b: Oct 13 1917, Jefferson City, Cole Co, MO
d: Apr 25 1992, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur: Hawthorn Memorial Gardens, Jefferson City, Cole Co, MO

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Mrs. Helen L. Koelling, 74, Clinton, a former Jefferson City resident, died Saturday, April 25, 1992, at Golden Valley Hospital. Mrs. Koelling was born October 13, 11917, at Jefferson City, the daughter of Winsor W. and Maude Garrison Shields, both deceased. She was married on April 30, 1938, at Linn, to Oscar "Pat" Koelling who survives at the home. A lifelong resident of the Jefferson City area until March 1992, Mrs. Koelling attended Jefferson City Public Schools. A homemaker, she was a member of the Southridge Baptist Church of Jefferson City. Other survivors include four sons, Charles Edward Koelling of O'Fallon, Jerome "Pete" Koelling of Clinton, William Alvin Koelling of Kansas City; one daughter, Mrs. Doris M. Morris of Clinton; two sisters, Mrs. Clara Mae Landers of Jefferson City and Mrs. Kathryn Finn of Holts Summit; 23 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren; two daughters, Ruby Giesing and Patsy Sell preceded her in death. Funeral services will be Wednesday, April 29, 1992, in the Freeman Chapel in Jefferson City. Burial will be at Hawthorn Memorial Gardens.

KOELLING, Oscar A. "Pat"
b: Mar 3 1908, Callaway Co, MO
d: Sep 13 1992, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur: Hawthorn Memorial Gardens, Jefferson City, Cole Co, MO
arr: Sickman & Dunning Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Oscar A. "Pat" Koelling, 84, Clinton, formerly of Jefferson City, died Sunday, September 13, 1992 at his home in Clinton. Mr. Koelling was born March 3, 1908 in Callaway County, the son of Charles and Louise Steinmetz Koelling, both deceased. He was married April 30, 1938, at Linn, to Helen Shields, who preceded him in death April 25, 1992. A lifelong area resident until March of 1992 when he moved to Clinton, Mr. Koelling had attended school in rural Callaway County. He was employed in the construction industry most of his life, having worked with several area construction firms. He was a member of the Southridge Baptist Church. Survivors include four sons, Charles Edward Koelling of O'Fallon, Jerome "Pete" Koelling of Clinton, William Alvin Koelling of O'Fallon, and Thomas Koelling of Kansas City;l one daughter, Mrs., Doris M. Morris of Clinton; 23 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two daughters, Ruby Giesing and Patsy Sell. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, September 16, 1992, in the Freeman Chapel. Burial will be in Hawthorn Memorial Gardens.

KOELLING, Shirley Jean EBERTING
b: Sep 23 1936, Coal, Henry Co, MO
d: Nov 1 2001, Belton, Cass Co, MO
bur: Cremation

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Nov 5 2001 - Shirley Eberting Koelling, 65, died Thursday, November 1, 2001, at her home in Belton after a nine-year battle with multiple myeloma and resulting side effects. Memorial services were Monday, November 5, at the John Knox Presbyterian Kirk, 11430 Wornall Road. A private inurnment was in Memorial Gardens at the church. She was born September 23, 1936, in Coal, to Robert Eberting and Clara Knisely Eberting. She graduated from Clinton High School in 1954 with honors. In 1958 she received a Bachelor of Arts in Speech Pathology at Central Missouri State College and was a member of the Delta Zet Sorority. She worked as a speech therapist in the Kansas City District from 1958 to 1961. She volunteered for charitable organizations, such as the March of Dimes and United Way Foundations. She participated in the Parent Teacher Association of the Center School District, serving as president in 1978. She was a leader of Camp Fire Girls and helped direct the annual Summer Day Camp. She volunteered for the American Diabetes Association, organizing the annual Bike-A-Thon fundraiser and later serving on the state board of directors of the ADA. She was elected to the school board of Center School District in 1962, serving for nine years. She was the school board president from 1988 until 1991. She was a member of John Knox Presbyterian Kirk and served as an elder over the past 20 years. She is survived by her husband of 42 years, Darrell Koelling; her three children, Shelley Koelling Flanagain and her husband, Joseph, Todd Koelling and his wife, Ruth, Stacy Koelling and her partner, Sheri, and six grandchildren; one sister, Roberta Dickson, and five brothers, Robert Jr., Darold, Donald, Fred and Richard. She was preceded in death by her parents and her brother, Martin.

KOENEMAN, Gladys FRANCIS
b: May 12 1908, Missouri
d: Mar 14 1995, Wichita, Sedgwick Co, KS
bur: Greenwood Cemetery, Newton, Harvey Co, KS

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Gladys Francis Koeneman, 86, former Clinton resident, died Tuesday, March 14, 1995, at the Andover Health Care Center, Wichita, Kansas. She was a former Harvey Girl and had worked many places including Newton and Hutchinson, Kansas and Stat Fe, New Mexico. She was born Mary 12, 1908, in Missouri, daughter of Mose and Maggie Belle Francis and was married to Elmer W. Koeneman in 1934 in Carthage. He died in February 1994. She had worked in sales for Montgomery ward and the Innes Tea Room. She enjoyed crocheting gardening, religious literature, traveling and "watching her squirrels". Her last one was at 821 S. Vine Street in Wichita. Survivors include a sister Ethel Burkhart of Augusta, Kansas, and a brother William Libhart of Newton, Kansas, many nephews, nieces and other relatives. Services will be Friday at the Broadway Colonial Funeral Home Chapel in Wichita with burial in Greenwood Cemetery at Newton.

KOENIG, Elmer Leroy
b: abt 1931
d: May 7 2002, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur: Cremation
arr: Sickman & Dunning Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, May 7 2002 - Elmer Leroy Koenig, 71, Clinton, died Tuesday, May 7, 2002, at Clinton Healthcare Center on East Ohio Street. He formerly worked for the railroad. Surviving are four sons; a brother, Orville Koenig of Higby, Missouri; two sisters, Wilma Cary of Clinton and Delma Thornburg of Moberly; a niece, Sue Pinkston and husband, Dan, Clinton. Cremation. There will be a graveside service at a later date in Higby.

KOGER, James Ralph
b: Oct 6 1915
d: Dec 18 1996, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
bur: Pleasant Mound Cemetery, Osceola Twp, St. Clair Co, MO
arr:
Sheldon-Goodrich Funeral Home
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Ralph Koger, 81, Osceola, died Wednesday, December 18, 1996, at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Kansas City. Mr. Koger was an Army veteran of World War II and a retired farmer. His is survived by his wife, Lillian, of the home; two daughters, one stepson; one stepdaughter. Funeral services will be Saturday, December 21, at the Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel in Osceola. Burial will be in the Pleasant Mound Cemetery, Osceola.

KOHART, Charles "Chuck"
b: Aug 24 1933, Oakwood, OH
d: Jan 12 2012, Warrensburg, Johnson Co, MO
bur: Missouri State Veterans Cemetery, Higginsville, Lafayette Co, MO
arr:
Hadley Funeral Home
Charles "Chuck" Kohart, Jr., 78, of Warrensburg, Missouri, formerly of Edwards, Mo., died Thursday, January 12, 2012, at the Missouri Veterans Home, Warrensburg, Mo. He was born August 24, 1933, in Oakwood, Ohio, the son of Charles Curtis Kohart and Edna Josephine (Wagner) Kohart. In February of 1954, in Defiance, Ohio, he married Janice Vivian Plassman and she preceded him in death in May of 1970. Chuck worked as a master electrician for several companies including the Campbell Soup Company in both Defiance, Ohio and Sacramento, California. He then worked for Coors Brewing in Golden, Colorado and the Jefferson County School District, from where he retired in 1986. He was a veteran of the United States Navy and served during the Korean Conflict. Chuck enjoyed being outdoors and hunting and fishing. After his retirement, he moved to Edwards, Mo., where he could enjoy "the simple life" and being outdoors. He was a "professional tinkerer" and took care of his neighbors by plowing their driveways and gravel roads with his tractor. He was a member of the American Legion and the Elks Lodge, both in Denver, Co. Survivors include 2 sons, Steven Charles Kohart, Sacramento, California; and Rex Charles Kohart, Denver, Colorado; 3 daughters, Pamela Denise Kohart, Denver, Co.; Jayne Renae Ruggiero, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania; and Nanette Sue Sharp, Denver, Co.; 8 grandchildren, Seth, Julie, Nicholas, Megan, Tony, Suzie, Henry, and Cameron; 4 great-grandchildren; 3 sisters, Ellen Lazenby, New Haven, Indiana; Carol Chesser, Ft. Wayne, Ind.; and Sara Kohart, Prescott, Arizona; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by his father and mother. Graveside services will be Tuesday, January 17, 2012, at the Missouri Veterans Cemetery, Higginsville, Mo.

KOHLER, Twila G. REED
b: Oct 4 1924, Norris, Henry Co, MO
d: Oct 17 1996, Warrensburg, Johnson Co, MO
bur:
Carpenter Cemetery, Chilhowee, Johnson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Twila G. Kohler, 72, Warrensburg, died Thursday, October 17, 1996, at Ridgerest Adult Care Center. She was born October 4, 1924, in Norris, the daughter of Duncan C. and Alta (Inloes) Reed. On June 28, 1953, she was united in marriage to William J. Kohler. He preceded her in death December 3, 1989. Mrs. Kohler was a member of the 1st United Methodist Church where she taught Sunday school and directed the children's choir for a number of years. She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star. She had worked at the United Telephone Company, at CMSU and for the Brown Shoe Store for 22 years. In addition to her husband she was preceded in death by one brother Duncan C. Reed Jr. She is survived by one son Fred Kohler of Warrensburg and one sister Harlene Schofield of Shawnee Mission, Kansas. Funeral services will be Monday, October 21, at the 1st United Methodist Church with burial in Carpenter Cemetery near Chilhowee.

KOHLRUSS, Ola Fern BURTON
b: May 3 1917, Benton Co, MO
d: Sep 23 1991, East Detroit, MI
bur:
Bethel Campground Cemetery, Benton Co, MO
arr: Reser Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Ola Fern Kohlruss, 74, passed away Monday, September 23, 1991 at her home in East Detroit, Mich. She was born on May 3, 1917 in Benton County, the daughter of Ulysses and Dora Smith Burton. She grew up in Benton County and on August 28, 1954 she was united in marriage to Frank Kohlruss at Roseville, Mich. Following their marriage they made their home in East Detroit. She was a member of the Rebecca Lodge and the East Detroit Senior Citizens Club. She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank, on December 2, 1990. She is survived by one daughter, Laurette Slawson of East Detroit, Mich.; five grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. Also surviving are six brothers, Clarence Burton of El Dorado Springs, Bill Burton of Warsaw, Loren Burton, George Burton and Kenneth Burton of Kansas City and Junior Burton of the State of Washington, and one sister, Mrs. Ora Perry, Marshall, other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held at Reser Funeral Chapel on Friday, September 27. Burial was in Bethel Campground Cemetery.

KOHUES, Michael T.
b: Oct 2 1946, Dayton, Montgomery Co, OH
d: Jul 13 1994, Windsor, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Laurel Oak Cemetery KA-LY, Windsor, Windsor Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Hadley Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Michael T. Kohues, 47, Windsor, died Wednesday morning, July 13, 1994, at his home. He was born October 2, 1946, in Dayton, Ohio, the son of Robert William Kohues and Geraldine Viola Firman Kohues. On May 30, 1993, in Windsor, he married Glenna Sue Sallee, who survives of the home. He was a staff sergeant in the U.S. Army for 20 years before retiring in 1988. He was a member of the NRA. In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Michael Kohues and a daughter Bobbie Kohues, both of Indianapolis, Indiana; a daughter Amy M. Kohues, Wichita, Ks.; a stepdaughter Keitha, also of Wichita, Ks.; a grandson Michael Troy Kohues III, Indianapolis, Indiana; a brother Eric Kohues, St. Louis; two sisters, Mary Lynn Bauer, Kirkwood, and Kimberly Grant, St. Louis, and two nieces and three nephews. Funeral services will be Sunday, July 17, at Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial will be in the Laurel Oak Cemetery.

KOLB, Donald F. Rev.
b: Oct 16 1923, Lodi, San Joaquin Co, CA
d: Sep 26 1999, Des Moines, Polk Co, IA
bur: Glendale Cemetery, Des Moines, Polk Co, IA

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Sep 30 1999 - Rev. Donald F. Kolb, 75, Des Moines, Iowa, died Sunday, September 26, 1999, at his home. Funeral services were Thursday, at the Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church. Burial was in Glendale Cemetery. Southtown Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. He was born in Lodi, California. He was a retired minister from the LCMS and had served in churches in Iowa, Illinois, California, Washington and Missouri. He was a World War II Air Force pilot. He is survived by his wife Dolores Kolb of the home; five daughters, Christine Way of Des Moines, Iowa, Hannah Wilhelm of St. Peter's, Kathy Fischer of River Forrest, Illinois, Elaine Meads of Clinton and Mary Rugen of Flanders, New Jersey; one son, Pete Kolb of St. Louis; two sisters, Velma Mullaley of Eugene, Oregon, and Eileen Woods of Lodi, California; one brother Waldo Kolb of Calistoga, California; 12 grandchildren.

KOLBOHN, Mildred KUNKLER
b: Nov 14 1894, Peoria, Peoria Co, IL
d: Mar 28 1992, Gainesville, Alachua Co, FL
bur:
Englewood Cemetery KA-KY, Clinton, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Mrs. Mildred Kunkler Kolbohn, 97, died March 28, 1992, in Gainesville, Florida. There was cremation. Graveside services will be held Friday, September 25, at Englewood Cemetery. Mrs. Kolbohn lived with a daughter, Nancy Olney of Gainesville. There are three grandchildren, Leah Dorocke, Peter Olney and Sara Olney. Mrs. Kolbohn was the daughter of the late Dr. and Mrs. J. E. Kunkler of Clinton. she was born in Peoria, Illinois, and moved to Clinton when she was around 11 years old. The family lived in the house where St. Paul's Episcopal Church now is located. Mrs. Kolbohn was the wife of the late Frank Kolbohn, who died at the age of 62. They were married 41 years.

KOMER, Anthony J. "Tony"
b: Dec 12 1973, Warrensburg, Johnson Co, MO
d: Jun 26 2006, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery KA-KY, Clinton, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Vansant-Mills Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jul 17 2006 - Anthony J. "Tony" Komer, son of Tim Komer and Susan Lynn (Thurman) Komer, was born December 12, 1973, in Warrensburg and died in Clinton on June 26, 2006, at the age of 32 years. Tony was married to Sara Jane Lowe. He was a division manager for Champions Brands in Clinton. He was a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church and the Building Fund Committee. He was the Exalted Ruler of Clinton Elks Lodge No. 1034, the Delta Chi fraternity and the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association. He is survived by his wife Sara Jane, and two sons, Mason Anthony and Westin David, all of the home; his father Tim Komer, Clinton; his mother Sue Komer, Harrisonville; one brother Andrew Komer, Shawnee Mission, Kansas; his half-brother Martin Komer, Clinton; his half-sister Rebekah Komer, Clinton; his father and mother-in-law David and Shirley Lowe; his brother and sister-in-law Matt and Angela Lowe; his sister-in-law Megan Lowe, all of Clinton, and his maternal grandfather Richard Thurman, St. Joseph, and an uncle Richard Thurman of Harrisonville. Funeral services were held at the Benson Convention Center, Clinton, on Friday, June 30. Private family burial was in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton. (Tony was killed when the Elks Building collapsed in downtown Clinton.)

KOONCE, Jewell Mae
b: May 30 1909, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
d: May 20 1994
bur: Cremation
arr:
Park Lawn Funeral Home
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Funeral services for Mrs. Jewell Mae Koonce, 84, Kansas City, were held Sunday evening at the Ruskin Heights Baptist Church. She died Friday, May 20, 1994. Cremation. She was born May 30, 1909, in Clinton and spent most of her life in the Kansas City area. She worked for Pratt-Whitney during World War II and belonged to the Ruskin Heights Baptist Church. Survivors include a son, Frank Koonce, Philadelphia; a daughter Martha K. Roberts of Fairfield, Iowa; sisters, Irene Dillard of Sedalia and Martha Fenski, San Jose, California; also six grandchildren. Park Lawn Mortuary was in charge of the service.

KOONS, Anna Margaret KECK
b: Mar 21 1935, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
d: Jul 20 1993, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
arr:
Atkinson Funeral Home
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Mrs. Anna Margaret Keck Koons, 58, Freeman, died Tuesday, July 20, 1993 at Carondelet Manor in Kansas City. Memorial services will be Friday, at the Atkinson Chapel, Harrisonville. Mrs Koons was the daughter of James Herman and Margaret E. (Mitchell) Keck, born in Clinton, Mo., March 21, 1935 and lived in Harrisonville before moving to Freeman six years ago. She was a member of VFW Post 4409 Ladies Auxiliary of Harrisonville, a member of Hope Haven of Cass County and Antioch Southern Baptist Church, Harrisonville. She is survived by her husband, Charles E. Koons of the home; three sons, Charles L. Massie, Springfield, James Massie, Harrisonville, and Dan Massie, Temecula, Ca.; three daughters, Vickie Schnacke, Kansas City, Ks., Alice Spini, Roeland Park, Ks., and Denise Staffell, Harrisonville; five stepchildren, Buddy Massie, Kansas City, Curtis Koons, Freeman, Patricia Bohannon, Leawood, Ks., Trudy Thomas, Drexel, and Cara Swofford, Brumley; three brothers, Jim Keck, Richard Keck, and Scott Keck, all of Clinton; 11 grandchildren and 8 step-grandchildren.

KORTH, LaVaughn Michael "Von"
b: Jan 9 1924, Crofton, NE
d: Mar 13 2008, Bolivar, Polk Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery KA-KY, Clinton, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Mar 17 2008 - LaVaughn (Von) Michael Korth, 84, Bolivar, died at 5:45 p.m. on Thursday, March 13, 2008, at the Parkview Healthcare Facility in Bolivar after a lingering illness. Mr. Korth was born on January 9, 1924, at Crofton, Nebraska, to Martha Matilda (Pilger) Korth and Michael John Korth. The neighbors came to their rescue to dig out the snow-packed driveway so the doctor could come. Vaughn started school at Crofton and then the family moved to a 160-acre farm near Plainview, Nebraska, when he was quite young. Vaughn helped his dad with the farming, driving horses and part-time on the tractor in the fields of corn. He helped milk cows, feed the pigs and load hay into the barn loft. He grew up and attended country schools, walking the railroad tracks to a farmer's home to catch a ride into Plainview to take his eighth grade exam in the middle of winter, as the side roads were packed with snow. He shared his wagon and bicycle with his sister, Irene, and sometimes the neighbor boy came over to play. They had a dog, a cat and a pet goat. In 1937, he and his family moved to Deepwater where he helped his mother manage a filling station and a small cafe, while his dad drove a Pepsi truck in the area. He helped his dad deliver Pepsi products to several towns, miles away. He became a member of the Boy Scouts. They moved to Clinton where he graduated from Clinton High School in 1941 at the age of 17. Vaughn continued driving the Pepsi Truck in the summer. He also had a part-time job at Lindstrom Hatchery. After graduation, he went to work at Stewart Shoe Store before entering the military service. He served his country in the Navy from 1942-45. He attended medical school and was in the 1st Marine Division as a medical corpsman. He served in the South Pacific, Guam and Iwo Jima for two years. Upon returning from the service he took a job with the JC Penney Co. in Clinton, in November 1945. On March 4, 1946, he married Elizabeth Maxine Fry. They lived next door from his parents' home on North Main Street. They later had three children, Michael Vaughn, Marilyn and Deborah. Vaughn was transferred from the Clinton JC Penney to Independence, then to North Kansas City, then to Metro North, where he retired from the JC Penney Co. in 1989 after 40 years of employment. He and his family lived in Liberty from 1960 until he moved to Bolivar in 1999, so he could be with his daughter, Marilyn, following heart by-pass surgery. Vaughn had been very active in the Liberty Christian Church and was a Scoutmaster for many years, receiving many awards and certifications before moving to Bolivar. Vaughn loved helping others when he was able and practically raised his daughter, Deborah's two sons, Brandon and David, from birth. After moving to Bolivar, he attended the United Methodist Church and was active in the Rose Park association and the Senior Center. He was preceded in death by his son Michael Vaughn in 1987, his wife Elizabeth Maxine in 1991, and his daughter Deborah in 1997, and son-in-law Ron Hendrickson in 2002. Surviving is his daughter, Marilyn Hendrickson of Bolivar; six grandchildren, Kristi Proctor, Derek Hendrickson and wife Jennifer, Brandon Pierce, David Johnson, Michelle Morrison and husband Andrew, and Jennifer Korth; four great-grandchildren, Bailey Proctor, Molly Hendrickson, Will Hendrickson and Ava Morrison; one niece and one nephew. Also surviving are his sister Irene Graef and husband Corky of Urich and a daughter-in-law Linda Thacker and husband Bob of Cartersville, Georgia. Funeral services were held on Monday, March 17, at the Butler Funeral Home Chapel. Graveside services were at Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

KOTTWITZ, Sarah C. MILLER
b: abt 1926
d: Mar 19 2002, Osceola, St. Clair Co, MO
bur: Resthaven Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Osceola Twp, St. Clair Co, MO

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Mar 21 2002 - Sarah C. Kottwitz, 76, Osceola, died Tuesday, March 19, 2002, at Sac-Osage Hospital, Osceola. Funeral services will be Friday, March 22, at Grace United Methodist Church, Osceola. Burial will be in Resthaven Memorial Gardens. She married Frank Kottwitz December 9, 1944, in Panama City, Florida. She was a member of Grace United Methodist Church. She is survived by her husband; children, Anita Slocum and husband, Wilbur, Clinton, Norman Kottwitz, Osceola, Gladys Smith, Osceola, Glenn Kottwitz and wife, Debbie, Osceola, Judy Hawkins and husband, Bob, Carthage, Jim Kottwitz and wife, Connie, Osceola, Jean Ann Gardner and husband, Lynn, Osceola, Joyce Brown and husband, Dennis, Osceola; 28 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild; sisters, Delores Hancock of Ethridge, Tennessee, and Margaret Kottwitz of Osceola; one brother, Daniel Miller, Jr. of Ethridge, Tennessee, and many nieces and nephews.

KOZLOWSKI, Adele N.
b: Nov 14 1918, Newark, Essex Co, NJ
d: Apr 15 2003, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Maplewood Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Sickman & Dunning Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 17 2003 - Adele N. Kozlowski, 84, Brownington, died Tuesday, April 15, at the Golden Valley Hospital. She was a sales representative for the National Telephone Directory Corporation before her retirement. she was born in Newark, New Jersey, and moved to Brownington to be near her daughter, Lin Kozlowski. Other survivors include her son, Daniel M. Kozlowski of Millstadt, Illinois; two grandsons, Daniel Kozlowski, Jr. and Bruce Kozlowski; four granddaughters, Joy Horn, Donna Martin, Amanda Kozlowski and Heather Kozlowski and eight great-grandchildren, and one sister, Loretta Crusius, New Jersey. Funeral services will be at the Sickman and Dunning Funeral Home Monday, April 21. Burial will be in Maplewood Cemetery in Brownington.

KRAFT, John Raymond Sr. "Andy"
b: Oct 14 1927
d: Mar 7 1993, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
bur: Richmond Memory Gardens, Richmond, Ray Co, MO

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - John Raymond "Andy" Kraft Sr., 65, Henrietta, Ray County, died Sunday, March 7, 1993 at the VA hospital. He was the father of George Richard Kraft of Clinton. He was an auto mechanic and an Army veteran of World War II. Services will be Wednesday at the Henrietta Baptist Church, with burial in the Richmond Memory Gardens Cemetery.

KRAMER, Bill
b: Apr 9 1931, Drexel, Cass Co, MO
d: Dec 23 1994, McLean, TX
bur:
Laurel Oak Cemetery KA-LY, Windsor, Windsor Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Hadley Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Bill Kramer, 63, Windsor, died Friday, December 23, 1994, in McLean, Texas. He was born April 9, 1931, in Drexel, the son of Floyd William Kramer and Gwendolyne Dawson Kramer. On April 7, 1950, in Windsor at the Christian Church parsonage, he married Daisy Marie Blasengym, who survives of the home. He was an independent truck driver. IN addition to his wife, he is survived by his mother Gwendolyne Kramer, Windsor; two sons, Darrell Gene Kramer, Lee's Summit, and Scott Lee Kramer, San Jose, California; three daughters, Karen Louise Martinez, Sugar Land, Texas, Denise Ann Kramer, Windsor, and Tammy Diane Hoff, Fallon, Nevada; seven grandchildren; three brothers, Bob Kramer, St. Louis, Larry Kramer, Columbia, and D. A. Kramer, Pleasant Hill; four sisters, Blanche Sadler, Lois Quigley and Sandra West, all of Windsor, and Deloris Bubick, Leighton, Pennsylvania; numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a brother Ray, and a sister Brenda Louise. Funeral services were Tuesday, December 27, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial was in the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

KRAMER, Bobby Lee "Bob"
b: Jun 18 1938, Windsor, Henry Co, MO
d: Aug 23 2004, Windsor, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Laurel Oak Cemetery KA-LY, Windsor, Windsor Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Aug 25 2004 - Bobby Lee "Bob" Kramer, 66, Windsor, died Monday, August 23, 2004, at his home in Windsor. He was born June 18, 1938, in Windsor, the son of Floyd William Kramer and Gwendolyne (Dawson) Kramer. On December 21, 1968, in Columbia, he married Margie Morton, who survives of the home. He was a meat salesman for the Wilson Wholesale Meat Company in Columbia. Survivors include his wife of the home; two sons, Barry Kramer, Blue Springs, and Jeff Kramer, Higginsville; a daughter Kimberly Kramer of the home; two grandchildren, Tiffany Kay Thomas and Taylor Brian Thomas, also of the home; two brothers Larry Kramer and his wife Dorothy, Columbia, D. A. Kramer and his wife Linda, Pleasant Hill; four sisters Blanche Sadler and her husband Charles, and Lois Quigley and her husband Herbert, both of Windsor, Deloris Bubick and her husband Ed, Lehighton, Pennsylvania, and Sandra Self and her husband Riley, also of Windsor, and additional grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister Brenda Louise Kramer; two brothers, Bill and Ray Kramer, and his father-in-law O. T. Morton. Memorial services will be Friday, August 27, at the Assembly of God Church, Windsor. Burial will be in Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

KRAMER, Gwen DAWSON
b: Feb 29 1912, Drexel, Cass Co, MO
d: Mar 7 2003, Windsor, Henry Co, MO
bur: Sharon Cemetery, Drexel, Cass Co, MO
arr:
Hadley Funeral Home
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Mar 10 2003 - Gwen (Dawson) Kramer, 91, Windsor, died Friday afternoon, March 7, 2003, at her daughter's home in Windsor. She was born February 29, 1912, in Drexel, the daughter of Walter Glen Dawson and Lulu Blanche (Stoker) Dawson. On April 10, 1929, in Paola, Kansas, she married Floyd William Kramer, who preceded her in death. Mrs. Kramer was a cook for many years for the former Wagon Wheel Cafe, Cedar Nook Cafe, Leah Cooks' Hospital and the Windsor Hospital, all in Windsor. She was a member of the United Methodist Church, Drexel. Survivors include three sons, Bobby Lee Kramer, Windsor, Larry Kramer, Columbia, D. A. Kramer, Pleasant Hill; four daughters, Blanche Sadler, Lois Quigley and Sandra Self, all of Windsor, and Deloris Bubick, Lehighton, Pennsylvania; 24 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren, 2 great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Alice Boone, Drexel, and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by two sons, Bill Kramer and Ray Kramer; a daughter, Brenda Kramer, three brothers and five sisters. Funeral services will be Tuesday, March 11, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor, with graveside committal services at the Sharon Cemetery in Drexel.

KRAMER, Lawrence Glen "Shorty"
b: Oct 17 1913
d: Oct 27 1998, St. James, Phelps Co, MO
bur: Mineral Creek Cemetery, Leeton, Johnson Co, MO
arr:
Hadley Funeral Home
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Lawrence Glen "Shorty" Kramer, 85, St. James, died Tuesday, October 27, 1998, at the Missouri Veterans Home in St. James. He was born October 17, 1913, the son of Nicholas Kramer and Georgia Rosannatha (Scott) Kramer. Mr. Kramer was a service station attendant at Brown's Service Station in Sedalia for many years. He was an Army veteran of World War II. Survivors include a sister and brother-in-law Evelyn and Vince Hugunin, Warrensburg, and several nieces and nephews. Private family graveside services will be Friday, October 30, at the Mineral Creek Cemetery in Leeton.

KRAMER, Russell
b: Aug 25 1915, Lincoln, NE
d: Jun 26 1998, Windsor, Henry Co, MO
bur: Mineral Creek Cemetery, Leeton, Johnson Co, MO
arr:
Hadley Funeral Home
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Russell Kramer, 82, Windsor, died Saturday, June 26, 1998, at his home in Windsor. He was born August 25, 1915, in Lincoln, Nebraska, the son of Nicholas Kramer and Georgia (Scott) Kramer. On October 12, 1936, in Butler, he married Ellen Marie Twyman, who preceded him in death January 1, 1986. Mr. Kramer, with his wife, co-owned and operated Kramer's Drive-In Movie Theater in Windsor for many years. He also worked on CB radios. Survivors include a sister Evelyn Hagunin, Warrensburg; a brother Lawrence Kramer, St. James; a son-in-law, Everett Lampman, Maysville, and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his wife he was preceded in death by a daughter Wilma Marie Lampman, and a granddaughter Trinda J. Lampman. Funeral services were Monday, June 29, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial will be in Mineral Creek Cemetery, Leeton.

KRAMER, Violet L. "Bonnie"
b: Apr 17 1926
d: Oct 14 1994, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
bur:
Maplewood Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Sickman & Dunning Funeral Home

Violet L. Bonnie Kramer, 68, Independence, died Friday, October 14, 1994, at the Park Lane Medical Center in Kansas City. Survivors include her mother, Lena Cantrell of Clinton; one brother George Ritter of Clinton, and her friend, Bob Datweiler of the home. Memorial services will be held at the Maplewood Cemetery in Brownington, Tuesday, October 18.

KRASHIN, Robert K.
b: Sep 7 1926
d: Dec 6 1999, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
arr:
Vansant-Mills Funeral Home
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Dec 7 1999 - Robert K. Krashin, 73, Warsaw, died Monday, December 6, 1999, at Golden Valley Hospital, Clinton. Among survivors is his brother, Phil Krashin of Roach.

KRASSER, Dennis Dale
b: Sep 28 1943, Sioux City, Dakota Co, IA
d: Sep 26 1998, Osceola, St. Clair Co, MO
bur: Osceola Cemetery, Osceola, St. Clair Co, MO
arr:
Sheldon-Goodrich Funeral Home
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Dennis Dale Krasser was born September 28, 1943, in Sioux City, Iowa, to Elmer and Alta Buckingham Krasser. He died September 26, 1998, from injuries received in an accident at his home in Osceola. Dennis was raised in Beaver Crossing, Nebraska, and attended school there. He went to Milford Trade School where he became a diesel mechanic. Dennis attended boot camp at Paris Island, South Carolina, in June 1964 and graduated in October 1964. He then reported to Camp LaJune for Diesel School for five months of training, graduating in March 1965. From there he went to the Reserve Unit in Lincoln, Nebraska, and was honorably discharged from the Marine Corps in 1970. Dennis worked for First American Distributing in Omaha, Nebraska, and then sold for an oil products company. Dennis enjoyed being on the lake and especially enjoyed driving the ski boat and watching the skiers. He enjoyed long walks, talking with his children and playing with the dogs. Dennis found great happiness in calling California to talk with his daughter and getting the week's news about his granddaughter, Clare Kincaid of Camp Pendleton, California. He was a genuine caring man who put others before himself. He would read to the elderly in his spare time, went to church regularly and designed his dream home (which he had not built yet). The main feature he wanted it to have was a large dining room with a huge table so all of his family could gather for family dinners. Dennis enjoyed working with his hands and loved to garden. His favorite was tomatoes. He also enjoyed going to Branson to the shows and concerts and to fairs and dances. He was a Boy Scout leader and a member of the Sertoma Club. He was preceded in death by his father and one brother Roland Steele, and his biological parents, Sant and Ona Steele. He is survived by his wife Paula, of the home; one son Troy Wayne Krasser, Clinton; one daughter Shaun Elizabeth Kinkaid, Camp Pendleton, California; his mother Mrs. Alta Krasser of Beaver Crossing, Nebraska; five brothers, Donald Steele of Roswell, New Mexico, Robert Steele of Grand Junction, Colorado, Richard Steele, Denver, Colorado, Larry Bluhm, Seward, Nebraska, Rodney Kastens, Seattle, Washington; six sisters, Virginia Sanford, Union City, California, Phoebe Barto, McCook Lake, South Dakota, Betty Whitsell, Lincoln, Nebraska, Donna Danekas, Lincoln, Nebraska, Sandra Welch, Panama City, Florida, and Nancy Jurgenson, Friend, Nebraska; one granddaughter Clare Elizabeth Kincaid, Camp Pendleton, California. Services were held Wednesday, September 30, at Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel. Burial was at Osceola Cemetery.

KRATZER, Wanietia M. "Susie" CLARK
b: Aug 2 1926, Henry Co, MO
d: Apr 14 1993, Foley, Baldwin Co, AL

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Mrs. Wanietia (Susie) Kratzer, 66, of Gulf Shores, Alabama, died Wed. April 14, 1993 at South Baldwin Hospital, Foley, Al. Memorial services were held Sat. April 17, at the Bay View Funeral Home in Foley. Susie, as she was affectionately known, was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Clark of the Shawnee Mound community. She and W. T. (Bill) Kratzer were united in marriage in 1946. Most of their life was spent in Rolla, where he worked for the University of Missouri and she worked for Geological Survey. In 1986 they retired and moved to Gulf Shores, Al. where they enjoyed living adjacent to the ocean and especially enjoyed playing golf year around. She is survived by her husband, Bill, of the home: one daughter, Paula Pickett, Prairie Village, Ks.,: two granddaughters, and one great-grandson; one sister, Mrs. R. T. (Shirley) Hetherington, Clinton; and one brother, Jim Clark, Gladstone, Mo.

KRAUSE, Elmer Louis
b: Jun 13 1917
d: Aug 7 1994, Springfield, Greene Co, MO
bur: Bland Union Cemetery, Bland, Gasconade Co, MO

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Elmer Louis Krause, 77, Urbana, died Sunday, August 7, 1994, in the Cox Medical Center-North in Springfield. He was reared near Bland. He taught school near Nashville, Tennessee, then moved to a farm near Clinton and farmed and drove a truck for Clearfield Cheese Co. He later moved to Holden and farmed there from 1951 to 1977. He retired while living in ElDorado Springs and moved to Urbana where he resided at the time of his death. He married Leota Roehrs on September 17, 1983, and spent his retirement years with her. He loved to garden and to coyote hunt. He was a member of the Branch Memorial Seventh Day Adventist Church. He is survived by h is wife Leota of the home; a son Robert L. Krause of Stevensville, Mi., and three daughters, Joan Denny of Toepka, Ks., Lois Mikesell of Kenne, Texas, and Juanita Smith of Corrales, N.M.; one stepdaughter Joyce Pendergraft of Tulsa, Ok.; one sister, Elda Van Dyke of Peachtree City, Ga.; 10 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be Thursday, August 11, in Buffalo, Mo. Burial in Bland Union Cemetery, under the direction of the Cantlon Funeral Home of Buffalo.

KRAUSE, Sylvia Viola RIFFEL
b: Nov 12 1913, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
d: May 20 2007, Keene, TX

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, May 22 2007 - Graveside services for Sylvia Viola Riffel Krause, 93, Keene, Texas, will be conducted Friday, May 25, at the Keene Cemetery. Mrs. Krause died Sunday, May 20, 2007, in Keene, Texas. She was born in Clinton on November 12, 1913, the daughter of Elizabeth (Simon) and Sam Riffel. She was a retired secretary and was a member of the Keene Seventh-day Adventist Church. She is survived by her son Robert Krause and wife Avonda, Berrien Springs, Michigan; daughters, Lois Mikesell and husband Roger, Keene, and Juanita Smith and husband David, Portland, Tennessee, and Joan Denny and husband Jerry, Topeka, Kansas; brothers, Laverne Riffel and wife Edith, and Orley Riffel, Clinton; 15 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and sisters, Ida Krause and Rebekah White. - Rosser Funeral Home, Henderson Street, Cleburne, Texas.

KREAMER, Evelyn BURD
b: Feb 15 1911, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
d: Mar 14 1996, Shawnee Mission, Johnson Co, KS

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Former Clintonian Evelyn Burd Kreamer, 85, Prairie Village, Kansas, died Thursday, March 14, 1996, at Shawnee Mission hospital. She and her husband J. G. "Skinny" Kreamer, lived in Clinton from the mid-30s for a number of years, moving here around 1935. Mr. Kreamer was one of the top executives of United Telephone Company of Missouri. Memorial services will be Tuesday, March 19, at the Village Presbyterian Church. Mrs. Kreamer was born February 15, 1911, in Kansas City. She was an alumnus of the University of Missouri and a member of the Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority, the Indian Hills Country Club and the Village Presbyterian Church. Survivors include a sister Katherine McKenna, Sun City, Az., a daughter Katherine A. Kreamer, Prairie Village, Ks.; a son James B. Kreamer, London, Ky., and two grandchildren, Morgan and Meridith Kreamer.

KREEGER, Glenn E.
b: Jan 1 1949, Quincy, Adams Co, IL
d: Oct 12 1999, Wentzville, St. Charles Co, MO
bur: Cremation

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Oct 14 1999 - Glenn E. Kreeger, 50, Deepwater, died Tuesday, October 12, 1999, at Doctors Hospital in Wentzville. He was born January 1, 1949, in Quincy, Illinois. He repaired mobile homes and was self-employed for five years. He had a Bachelor of Science degree in English from Truman State University in Kirksville. He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Marylou Young Kreeger; one son, Aaron M. Kreeger; one brother, David Kreeger. He is survived by his daughter Angelana M. Kreeger, Kansas City; one son Jay W. Kreeger, Kansas City; four brothers, Ralph Hollis and wife Elaine, Alexandria, Minnesota, Jim Kreeger and wife Charlene, Gulfport, Mississippi, Denny Kreeger and wife Dawn, Cleveland, Ohio, and herb Kreeger and wife Mary Jane, Florissant; one sister Joyce Schreffler and husband Bill, Kimberling City. Cremation. Baue Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

KREISLER, Eleanor Anna HARMS
b: Aug 31 1903, Cole Camp, Benton Co, MO
d: Nov 10 1996, Lee's Summit, Jackson Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery KA-KY, Clinton, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Consalus Funeral Homes

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Mrs. Elmo (Eleanor Anna) Kreisler, 93, died Sunday, November 10, 1996, at John Knox Village Care Center, Lee's Summit. Funeral services will be Wednesday, November 13, at the United Methodist church, Clinton, with burial in Englewood Cemetery, under the direction Consalus Funeral Home, Clinton. Mrs. Kreisler was born August 31, 1903, in Cole Camp, the daughter of Louis and Magdalena Meisner Harms. She was married to Elmo Kreisler, a well-known business man in the Clinton area. She was preceded in death by her husband and daughter, Irma Lee Kreisler. Mrs. Kreisler was a member of the United Methodist Church and the Order of Eastern Star, Clinton, where she had served as Worthy Matron and District Deputy, and the Henry County Historical Society. Survivors include a son, Fritz Kreisler, and wife, Emily, Independence; two daughters, Ruby Kraner and husband, Ernie, Independence, and Betty Brecht, and husband, John, Clinton; seven grandchildren, Matthew Kraner, Kansas City, Susan Begemann, Owasso, Ok., Austin Kreisler, Dunwoody, Ga., Eric Kreisler, Blue Springs, Mary Cromwell, Blue Springs, Rev. Barbara Bowser, Springfield, Karen Baker, Owasso, Ok.; 16 great-grandchildren, and a brother, Emil Harms, Arnold, Mo.

KREISLER, Luceal Anna STONE
b: Sep 5 1915, Edmonson, Benton Co, MO
d: Jul 1 1999, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur: Memorial Cemetery, Cole Camp, Benton Co, MO

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Luceal Anna Kreisler, 83, Clinton, formerly of Cole Camp, died Thursday morning, July 1, 1999, at the Westwood Nursing Center at Clinton. She was born September 5, 1915, at Edmonson, a daughter of William and Melvina Schumaker Stone. She was married to Willie O. Kreisler on December 13, 1941, at Marshall. He preceded her in death on December 7, 1995. She was a homemaker and had attended the First United Methodist Church at Cole Camp. She is survived by one niece, Betty Creach of Windsor and two nephews, Robert Kreisler of Clinton and Robert Stone of Warsaw. She was preceded in death by one sister and eight brothers. Funeral services will be Saturday, July 3, at Fox Funeral Home, Cole Camp. Burial will be in Memorial Cemetery, Cole Camp.

KREISLER, Willie Otto
b: Jun 27 1912, near Cole Camp, Benton Co, MO
d: Dec 7 1995, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur: Memorial Cemetery, Cole Camp, Benton Co, MO

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Willie Otto Kreisler, 83, Clinton, formerly of Cole Camp, died Thursday morning, December 7, 1995, at his home. He was born June 27, 1912, near Cole Camp, son of William and Margaret Kullman Kreisler. He married Luceal Stone on December 13, 1941, at Marshall. Mrs. Kreisler survives. Other survivors include two sisters, Nettie Eckhoff of Cale Camp and Maurine Eckhoff of Lincoln. He was a retired farmer and a veteran of World War II. He was a member of the American Legion Post in Sedalia. He attended the Methodist church. He retired and moved to Clinton in 1983. Funeral services will be Saturday at Fox Funeral Home in Cole Camp. Burial will be in Memorial Cemetery at Cole Camp.

KREISSLER, Margaret Ella LINN
b: Apr 24 1920, near Rushing, AR
d: Sep 15 2007, Appleton City, St. Clair Co, MO
bur: Appleton City Cemetery, Appleton City, St. Clair Co, MO

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Sep 17 2007 - Margaret Ella Linn Kreissler, 87, was born April 24, 1920, to Leonard and Orlena Deutsh (Curran) Linn, near Rushing, Arkansas, and she died Saturday, September 15, 2007, at Ellett Memorial Hospital In Appleton City. She grew up in Blue Mound, Kansas. After graduating from high school, she studied to become a registered nurse at General Hospital in Kansas City. While In training she met her future husband, Lawrence Kreissler. They were married May 22, 1942, and during World War II she worked as a registered nurse at various locations where Lawrence was based. After the war they moved to Twin F alls, Idaho for one year before returning to Appleton City where she lived the remainder of her life. She worked at Ellett Memorial Hospital where she eventually became the director of nurses. After a brief retirement she returned to the work force as the medicare coordinator at Golden Valley Hospital in Clinton. She served on the Appleton City Library Board. She was baptized and confirmed at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Twin Falls, later transferring her membership to Trinity Lutheran Church in Appleton City, where she served on the Altar Guild, Lutheran Women's Missionary League and Ladies Aid. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Lawrence; one sister Caroline Capps, and one son-in-law Richard Landall. She is survived by one son Kenny Kreissler and wife Sue, Olathe, Kansas; three daughters, Judy Landall of Appleton City, Nancy and husband Eugene Nichols, St. Charles, and Kristine and husband Ronnie Parks, Appleton City; ten grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; one sister Mary Canady, Wichita, Kansas; a special cousin Lila DeKlotz of Fresno, California; numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be at Trinity Lutheran Church in Appleton City on Tuesday, September 18. Burial will be in Appleton City Cemetery.

KRELL, Dan W.
b: abt 1939
d: May 1 2008, Deepwater, Henry Co, MO

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, May 5 2008 - Dan W. Krell, 69, died at his home in Deepwater on Thursday, May 1, 2008. Memorial services will be at the home Saturday, May 10.

KREPS, Marvin L.
b: Jul 15 1931, Hiawatha, Brown Co, KS
d: Feb 12 2000, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
arr:
Park Lawn Funeral Home
Kansas City Star, Feb 14, 2000 - Marvin L. Kreps, 68, Clinton, MO (formerly of Kansas City, MO), passed away Saturday, February 12, 2000, at his home. Mr. Kreps was born July 15, 1931, in Hiawatha, KS, and had spent most of his life in the Kansas City area. He had lived in Georgia for 10 years before moving to Clinton, MO last year. He served in the Army during the Korean War. He was a NRA member. Survivors include his sons, Marvin Kreps II, Stanfordville, NY, and Mark Kreps, Salinas, CA; a daughter, Marlys Dick, Kansas City, MO; two sisters, Mary Olsen, Big Bear, CA, and Mabel Brown, Wichita, KS; seven grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.

KRESSE, Garold Edwin "Gary"
b: Jul 10 1942, Marceline, Linn Co, MO
d: Oct 17 1991, near Laurie, Morgan Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery KA-KY, Clinton, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Consalus Funeral Homes

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Gary Kresse was born July 10, 1942 in Marceline, Mo., the son of J. Kenneth Kresse and Helen M. Houtchens Kresse. He was injured fatally in an automobile accident October 17, 1991 near Laurie, Mo. Gary was 49 years of age at the time of his death. In 1956 Gary was an Eagle Scout in Troop 430. He was a graduate of Clinton High School and was active in the DeMolay organization at that time. He also attended Central Missouri State University in Warrensburg two years. Gary lived a number of years in Clinton where he was in the insurance business with his father. He also operated a photo processing business here. He moved to Gravois Mills seven years ago and become a partner in a video venture. He is survived by a son, Brian, San Antonio, Texas, a daughter, Julie, of Kansas City, and two grandchildren. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Clinton. Funeral services were held Saturday, Oct. 19, 1991 at Consalus Chapel. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery.

KRETSINGER, Gordon
b: Feb 15 1932, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
d: Sep 2 2007, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
bur:
Laurel Oak Cemetery KA-LY, Windsor, Windsor Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Hadley Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Sep 5 2007 - Gordon Kretsinger, 75, Windsor and formerly of Kansas City, died early Sunday morning, September 2, 2007, at St. Luke's Hospital in Kansas City. He was born February 15, 1932, in Kansas City, the son of Carll Vrooman Kretsinger and Mary Joan (Parks) Kretsinger. On September 7, 1952, at the Central Methodist Church in Kansas City, he married Shirley Marie Hines, who survives of the home. He worked as an electrical engineer for AT&T in Kansas City for over 25 years before his retirement. He served his country during the Korean Conflict as a member of the United States Air Force. He was a member of the AT&T Pioneers and the St. Bartholomew Catholic Church, Windsor. In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, John Kretsinger and his wife Ann, Richmond, Virginia, and Clay Kretsinger and his wife Michelle, Denver, Colorado; five grandchildren, Katie, Sara, Rylie, Cole and Delaney; two brothers, Tom Kretsinger, Liberty, and Carll Kretsinger, Papillion, Nebraska, and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Ann Brown and Martha N. Kretsinger. Mass of Christian Burial will be Thursday, September 6, at St. Bartholomew Catholic Church, Windsor. Burial will be in Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

KRETSINGER, Shirley Marie HINES
b: Oct 26 1933, Washington DC
d: Nov 13 2011, Denver, Boulder Co, CO
bur:
Laurel Oak Cemetery KA-LY, Windsor, Windsor Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Hadley Funeral Home

Shirley Kretsinger, 78, of Centennial, Colorado, formerly of Kansas City, Missouri and Windsor, Mo., died Sunday November 13, 2011 at the Life Quality Homes of Denver. She was born October 26, 1933, in the District of Columbia, the daughter of Hoyle Samuel Hines and Thelma Agnes (Gould) Hines. Shirley was lovingly raised by Gertrude Clay in Kansas City, MO. On September 7, 1952, at the Central Methodist Church in Kansas City, Mo., she married Gordon Huckett Kretsinger and he preceded her in death on September 2, 2007. Shirley worked as a physician secretary in Kansas City, Mo., during the early 1970s. She was a member of St. Bartholomew Catholic Church, Windsor, Mo. Survivors include a son, Clay Kretsinger and his wife Michelle, Elizabeth, Colorado; a daughter-in-law, Ann Kretsinger, Midlothian, Virginia; 4 grandchildren, Katie, Sara, Rylie, and Delaney; 2 brothers, Don Hines, Woodbridge, VA and John Clay, Longboat Key, Florida; 2 brothers-in-law Carll Kretsinger, Yankton, SD, and Tom Kretsinger, Liberty, Mo.; and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a son John on July 23, 2010. Mass of Christian Burial will be Saturday morning, November 19, 2011, at the St. Bartholomew Catholic Church, Windsor, Mo. Burial will be in the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

KREWSON, Chester H.
b: Jan 23 1911, Benton Co, MO
d: Oct 11 1991, Warrensburg, Johnson Co, MO
bur: Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Warrensburg, Johnson Co, MO

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Chester H. Krewson, 80, Centerview, died Friday, Oct. 11, 1991 at Western Missouri Medical Center, Warrensburg. He was born Jan. 23 1911 in Benton County, the son of John Krewson and Hattie Harrison Krewson. He and Eunice Allis were married August 8, 1938 in Butler, and she survives. Mr. Krewson was a farmer for 42 years and retired 15 years ago. He was a member of the Centerview Baptist Church. In addition to his wife, Eunice, of the home, he is survived by two sons, Robert Krewson and Rodger Krewson, both of Centerview; two daughters, Mrs. John (Sharon) Miller, Warrensburg, and Mrs. Charles (Wanda) Zinn, Centerview; three sisters, Mrs. Goldie Compton, Warrensburg, and Mrs. Yvonia Casey and Mrs. Pat Huard, both of Richland, Wa.; 17 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday, Oct. 13, at the Centerview Baptist Church. Burial was in Warrensburg Memorial Gardens Cemetery under the direction of Holdren Funeral Home.

KREWSON, Eunice M. ALLIS
b: Jan 27 1919, Coal, Henry Co, MO
d: Aug 14 2004, Centerview, Johnson Co, MO
bur: Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Warrensburg, Johnson Co, MO
arr: Sweeney-Phillips & Holdren

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Aug 16 2004 - Eunice M. Krewson, 85, Centerview, died Saturday, August 14, 2004, at her home. She was born January 27, 1919, in Coal, the daughter of the late Garland Valentine Allis and the late Vesta McGinis Allis. On August 8, 1938, she and Chester H. Krewson were married in Butler. He died October 11, 1991. She was a homemaker and a member of the Baptist Church, Gleaner's Homemaker Club for 30 years and the Gleaner's 4-H Club leader, all of Centerview. Survivors include two sons, Robert Krewson and wife Christine, and Rodger Krewson and wife Kathleen, both of Centerview; two daughters Wanda Zinn and husband Charles, Centerview, and Sharon Miller and husband John, Warrensburg; one brother John Allis, Bothell, Washington; three sisters-in-law, Mary Allis of Longview, Washington, Yvonia Casey of Richland, Washington, and Pat Huard and husband Archie, Huma, Arizona; 11 grandchildren, Gary, Debbie, Rodney, Brian and Paul Krewson, Chuck, Denise and Rodger Zinn, Connie McBay, Ronnie Stoner and Cheryl Whited; 15 great-grandchildren, Daniel and Devon Standley, Billy Chet, Abby and Luke Krewson, Alisa Gregg, Tiffany Bradley, Tabithia Thomas, Janey Zinn, Nichole Smith, Emma and August Stoner, Garrett and Heather Whited; one great-great-grandchild Hailey Bradley; several step-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. One brother Raymond Allis, and one sister Elnora Dickey, preceded her in death. Funeral services were held Monday, August 16, at the Sweeney-Phillips and Holdren Funeral Home, Warrensburg. Burial was in Warrensburg Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

KREWSON, Jesse J.
b: May 1 1935, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
d: Jul 10 2007, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery KA-KY, Clinton, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Vansant-Mills Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Aug 17 2007 - Jesse J. Krewson was born May 1, 1935, in Clinton, to Jesse and Pearl Busee Krewson. He died July 10, 2007, at his home in Clinton. Jesse worked at Clearfield Cheese Company in the maintenance department for 35 years, retiring in 1990. He is survived by his wife Carole of the home; three sons, Jessie L. Krewson and James Krewson, both of Fairland, Oklahoma, and Benny Krewson, Clinton; a daughter Phyllis Milstead of Oklahoma; two sisters, Helen Roskop, Latour, and Ruby Hardesty, Holden; also a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren, other relatives and friends. Graveside services were held Saturday, July 14, 2007 at Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

KREWSON, William Reuben
b: Jul 31 1927, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
d: Apr 9 1988, Liberty, Clay Co, MO
bur:
Blairstown Cemetery, Big Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - William R. Krewson, 60, Blairstown, Mo., died April 9, 1988, at Liberty Hospital, Liberty, Mo. He was born in Clinton, Mo., and lived in Kansas City, Mo. until he moved to Blairstown last year. Mr. Krewson was a mechanic for Hertz Rent A Car Co. for 30 Years. He was an army veteran of the Korean War. Survivors include a son, Thomas W. Krewson, Kansas City, Mo.; a brother, Jesse Krewson, Clinton, Mo.; a half brother, George Busse, Elk Creek, Mo.; and four sisters, Helen Roskop, LaTour, Mo., Ruby Rummage, Clinton, Mo., Martha Mullons, Alexandria Ind., Ida Stackhouse, Thayer, Mo. Services were at Wards Chapel, Chilhowee, Mo. Burial in Wall Cemetery, Holden, Mo.

KRIDER, Helen Marie MYERS
b: Sep 28 1913, Allen Co, IN
d: Jul 13 1997, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur: Riverview Cemetery, Churubusco, IN

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Helen Marie Krider, 83, Clinton, died Sunday, July 13, 1997, at Golden valley Memorial Hospital in Clinton. Funeral services will be Thursday, July 17, at Orr Funeral Home, Churusbusco, Indiana. Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery, Churusbusco. Mrs. Krider was born September 28, 1913, in Allen County, Indiana, the daughter of Charles and Amelia Habig Myers. She was married to Paul W. Krider, who preceded her in death. She was a member of Eastern Star, White Shrine and prior to retirement, worked as an accountant for a manufacturing firm. She was a member of the United Methodist Church in Churusbusco. She had lived in Clinton since 1988. She is survived by one son Leroy Krider and wife Carol of Clinton; one sister Thelma Belswanger, Kendallville, Indiana; two grandsons and three great-grandchildren.

KRIDER, LeRoy P. "Spud"
b: Jun 3 1931, Churubusco, Whitley Co, IN
d: Aug 2 2003, Columbia City, Whitley Co, IN
bur: South Park Cemetery, Columbia City, Whitley Co, IN

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Aug 5 2003 - LeRoy P. "Spud" Krider, 72, Columbia City, Indiana, died Saturday, August 2, 2003, at Lutheran Hospital of Indiana. He became suddenly ill at his home Friday afternoon. He was born June 3, 1931, in Churubusco, Indiana, to Paul W. and Helen M. (Myers) Krider. He graduated from Churubusco High School with the Class of 1949. He then attended Purdue University. He served from 1950-1953 with the United States Air Force during the Korean Conflict. He spent his young lifetime in the northern Indiana area and then from 1972 to 1999 he lived in Missouri, then returned to Whitley County shortly after his retirement. He married Carol Ann Schuman on August 16, 1957, in Churubusco, Indiana. He was a member of Warsaw Christian Church, Warsaw, Indiana. He had always worked in the Planning Commission field since 1954, serving Fort Wayne/Allen County, Adams County, Whitley County and Green Hills Region in Missouri. He retired in 1998 as the executive director of Kaysinger Basin Regional (9 County) Planning Commission, Missouri. He is survived by his wife, Carol, Columbia City, Indiana; two sons, Dennis of Cameron and Michael Krider and wife Mary, of New Orleans, Louisiana; also his mother-in-law, Ailsa L. "Billie" Schuman, Columbia City, Indiana, and a brother-in-law, DeVon Schuman and wife Millie, Columbia City, Indiana. He was preceded in death by his parents. Burial will be at South Park (Original) Cemetery, Columbia City, Indiana.

KRITSER, William T. "Bill"
b: abt 1924
d: Oct 10 2002, Humansville, Polk Co, MO

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Oct 10 2002 - William T. "Bill" Kritser, 78, Humansville, died October 10, 2002, in the Big Springs Care Center in Humansville. Graveside services will be Saturday, October 12, in the Tinker Cemetery, Humansville.

KROB, Marie Angeline HOMOLAC
b: Feb 20 1911, near Munden, Republic Co, KS
d: Sep 23 1991, Belleville, Republic Co, KS
bur: St. Isidore's Cemetery, Cuba, Republic Co, KS

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Marie Angeline (Homolac) Krob, 80, of Cuba, Kansas, died Monday, Sept. 23, at Republic County Hospital in Belleville, Ks. She was born Feb. 20, 1911, on a farm near Munden, Ks., the daughter of Ernest and Mary (Divin) Homolac. Mrs. Krob was married to Anton Krob on May 29, 1934, in Belleville. She was preceded in death by her parents and one son Ernest, who died at birth; one brother Joseph and a sister Helen. She was a member of St. Isidore's Catholic Church in Cuba, a member of Altar Soceity and belonged to the Jolly Czech Singers group. Mrs. Krob is survived by her husband Tony of the home; two sons, James of Hays, Ks., and John of Cuba; onee daughter, Judy Parks of Council Groves, Ks.; four sisters, Christina Haleck, of Long Island, N.Y.; Mildred Dosedlo, also of Long Island; Agnes Peterka of Belleville; and Alyce Hanney of Pittsburg, Ks. Mrs. Krob was the aunt and godparent of Brian Hanney, sports editor of thee Clinton Daily Democrat. Funeral services were Thursday, Sept. 26, at St. Isidore's Catholic Church with burial in the church cemetery.

KROHNE, Aletha Nadine YATES
b: Sep 19 1940, Raytown, Jackson Co, MO
d: Apr 8 2001, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Deepwater Cemetery, Fairview Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Consalus Funeral Homes

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 24 2001 - Aletha Nadine Krohne was born September 19, 1940, in Raytown, daughter of Leonard and Alberta Hubbard Yates. She died Sunday, April 8, 2001, at Golden Valley Hospital. She was married to Billie Wayne Krohne, who preceded her in death in 1985. She was of the Christian faith and had spent the last 30 years in Henry and St. Clair counties. Preceding her in death along with her husband were her parents; two brothers, Danny and Loddie Yates, and one sister, Willie Florence Bellamy. Survivors include two sons, Kurt Yates, Clinton, and Keith Yates, of the home; one daughter, Katrina Yates, Osceola; one grandson, Zachary Wayne Yates, Calhoun; five brothers, Steve Yates, Chilhowee, Bobby Yates, state of California, Jimmy Yates, Kansas City, Gale Yates, Freddie Yates, both of the state of Arizona; five sisters, Rita Yates, Springfield, Kathy Messmer, state of Missouri, Grace Colbert, Kansas City, Kansas, Roberta Buckles, state of Mississippi, and Carol Yates, Clinton. Graveside services were held April 11 at the Deepwater Cemetery.

KRONK, Roy Earl Sr.
b: Aug 15 1937, St. Charles, St. Charles Co, MO
d: Aug 14 2002, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur: Cremation
arr:
Vansant-Mills Funeral Home
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Aug 28 2002 - Roy Earl Kronk, Sr., son of Richard Jasper and Icey Floyd (Gibney) Kronk, was born in St. Charles, on August 15, 1937. He departed this earth on August 14, 2002, just 45 minutes before he would have turned 65 years old. Funeral services were held at the Vansant-Mills Chapel on Sunday, August 18. Cremation followed the service. Roy was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Orville and Richard, and two sisters, Joy and Shirley. He is survived by two sons, Troy Kronk and Roy E. Kronk II; one daughter, Tammy Gilbert, all of Clinton; two brothers, Truman Kronk, Springfield, and Floyd Kronk, Sedalia; two sisters, Marjorie Wagoner, Independence, and Charlotte Anderson, Greensboro, South Carolina, as well as 15 grandchildren.

KRUSE, Charles Conrad Sr.
b: Nov 9 1952
d: May 27 1996, near Osceola, St. Clair Co, MO
arr:
Hadley Funeral Home
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Charles Conrad Kruse Sr., 43, Windsor, died Monday afternoon, May 27, 1996, in a motor vehicle accident near Osceola.

KRUSE, Martin M.
b: Feb 7 1867, Copenhaven, Denmark
d: 1934, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
arr:
Consalus Funeral Homes
Clinton MO - M. M. Kruse answered the final summons at his home at 501 East Pine Street at 11:30 a.m. Sunday. He had been suffering with a severe bladder trouble for a number of months and had made several trips since July to the Frisco hospital in St. Louis for treatment. Three weeks previous to his death, he went again to St. Louis and at that time said he was going to remain there until he was well. However, he must have had a premonition that death was approaching and Tuesday told the nurse and his beloved wife, who had been at his bedside during all his illness, that he wished to go home to Clinton to see his little grandson and that he could not eat unless he did. They left St. Louis Thursday night on the Katy Flyer and arrived in Clinton Friday morning. He apparently rallied, ate with relish, greeted the tiny grandson and the daughter-in-law, and many of his comrades who came to say how glad they were that he had returned, all of which was a great joy to him. The supreme thought of Mr. Kruse since his marriage was a loving protective care of his wife, and through all the months and until that Friday she did not know how he had suffered. This fact was accidentally revealed while she was ministering to his wants. A friend, Mrs. Bertha Gentry, of Kansas City, a former Clintonian, was summoned to help nurse him until the end. Mr. Kruse thought of this friend because she would be able to comfort his wife through her supreme sorrow in a way that none other could. This thoughtful helpfulness characterized his life as he was equally considerate of those employed under him, watchful of their welfare and helpful in times of distress. His example of daily living followed that of the Master whom he loved. Martin M. Kruse was born near Copenhaven, Denmark, February 7, 1867, where he lived until he was 17 years old. His father, who was a splendid musician, had a dairy farm in the rugged section of the country at the foot of four mountains. There little Martin grew up, learning to love the h ills and their beauty. When Denmark was taken by Germany, the Kruse family so thoroughly disliked war and the military training that they decided to immigrate to America and the parents, with the little daughters and one son, came to this country when Martin was about 16. A year later the family sent for Martin. They chose a country in the new land similar to the one which they had left and bought a farm near Niangua, Mo., in the Ozarks. Martin was a tall, rugged young chap, full of life and vim and ready to face life's problems in this country, but money was necessary so he went to work on the Frisco section immediately after his arrival, starting to work with a ready hand and heart before he could even read or speak the English language. The new country was enshrined in his heart and he always lived as a patriot of this land of the free and the home of the brave. Patriotism, to him, was being a good citizen and always law-abiding. His heart and life centered first in his home, where he provided well for his family; his church came next - he was a member of the Lutheran church since his early days, then every day at his work on the Frisco he gave the best he had. Men good and bad respected and liked Mr. Kruse for his honesty, his keen insight, his human kindly counsel and the ever ready helpfulness. Martin M. Kruse and Miss Parie Wyner of Hinch, Mo., were married August 24, 1898. They had one son Loren, who lives near the parental home, and to this son is left the rich heritage of a fine life well-spent. There is also a 2-year-old grandson Loren Martin Kruse. Mr. Kruse was an employee of the Frisco for 50 years and was an honored citizen of Clinton 33 years, much of that time being yard foreman for the Frisco. Perhaps his best and closest friend in his work was William Balke, who is the round house foreman. Three of the men employed under Mr. Kruse have been with the Frisco 9,11 and 14 years, respectively. A member of the Lutheran church for many years, Mr. Kruse was a devout follower of the Master and of the teachings of the church of his choice. He also attended the Baptist church and Sunday school many years as his son was a member there. During his last days on earth, he said often that he was happy and ready to go and had only one regret - that he must leave his loved ones. He spent his last few hours giving wise counsel to his son and telling him things he wished him to do for his mother, whom he was entrusting to his care. Surviving him besides his wife and son are two brothers, Henry Kruse, who is in the hospital at St. Louis for an operation; Fred Kruse, of Bourbon, Mo.; also three sisters, Mrs. Anna Rader of Valparaiso, Indiana; Mrs. Carrie Summers of Kentucky; Mrs. Tena Rasmussen of Rader, Mo. The funeral was conducted Monday at the home. His body was taken to Niangua, near his old home, and at his personal request burial was in a cemetery on a hillside which resembled those of his childhood home in Denmark.

KRUSE, Sarah Meryl TAVENNER
b: Jul 8 1907, Pleasant Green, Cooper Co, MO
d: Oct 3 1995, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery KA-KY, Clinton, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Consalus Funeral Homes

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Sarah Meryl Tavenner Kruse was born July 8, 1907, in Pleasant Green, the daughter of James C. and Melinda Bertha (Woolery) Tavenner. She died Tuesday, October 3, 1995, at the Westwood Nursing Center in Clinton at the age of 88. On June 3, 1929, Meryl was married to Loren Martin Kruse in Bonneville. Mr. and Mrs. Kruse moved to Clinton in 1935. Mr. Kruse preceded her in death on April 12, 1970, and she continued to live in Clinton until her death. Mrs. Kruse was a member of the United Methodist Church of Clinton, joining there in 1950. Meryl Kruse was an independent, hardworking mother, grandmother and friend. She has known both joy and heartache in her life. It was heartache losing her son, Loren Junior, at the age of 17, and her husband after 40 years of marriage. She received much joy from her grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Mrs. Kruse reared her two children in the Christian faith and then later her oldest granddaughter, Susan. She was a devoted and faithful companion, wife and mother and will be remembered for her thoughtfulness, kindness and friendliness. She loved people and all who knew her loved her. She was always cheerful and jovial and will be remembered as a good, kind, thoughtful person with a deep concern for her family, her home and her neighbors and friends. She is survived by one daughter, Peggy Dietz, Calhoun; a sister-in-law, Fern Tavenner, Independence; five grandchildren, Susan Cooper, Memphis, Tennessee, Robin Bales, London, Kentucky, Rhonda Fingar, Columbia, Danny Dietz, Sedalia, and Michelle Dietz, Calhoun; 11 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren and several cousins. Funeral services were Friday, October 6, at the Consalus Chapel, Clinton. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

KRUSE, Suzy FIELDS
b: Oct 18 1963, Scott AFB, IL
d: Apr 14 2006, near Windsor, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Antioch Cemetery, Manila, Pettis Co, MO
arr: Hadley Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 18 2006 - Suzy Kruse, 42, rural Windsor, died Friday evening, April 14, 2006, at her home. She was born October 18, 1963, at the Scott Air Force Base in Illinois, the daughter of George Harlan Eugene Fields and Carolyn Sue (Miller) Fields. On May 22, 1993, at the Edmondson Baptist Church, Edmondson, she married Dale Edward Kruse Sr., who survives of the home. She was a registered nurse and had worked at area nursing homes and hospitals, including Bothwell Regional Health Center, Sedalia, and most recently at Golden Valley Hospital in Clinton. She was a member of Antioch Baptist Church, Manila. In addition to her husband, she is survived by her parents, George and Carolyn Fields, Cole Camp; paternal grandparents, Andrew and Eva Fields, Millstadt, Illinois; her mother-in-law Dorothy Kruse, Windsor; a son D. J. Kruse, Sedalia; four daughters, Connie Bayless, Sedalia, Brandy Hicks, Antioch, Tennessee, Catilyn Miller, Clinton, Tiffany Kruse of the home; four grandchildren, London Bayless, Jasmyn Bayless, John Isaac Bayless, Raina Lynn Hicks; a sister Tammy Lanier, Lincoln, Nebraska; several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. Funeral services will be Thursday, April 20, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial will be in Antioch Cemetery, Manila.

KUBLI, Edna L. MINES
b: Apr 19 1909, Pettis Co, MO
d: Oct 15 2002, Sedalia, Pettis Co, MO
bur: Memorial Park Cemetery, Sedalia, Pettis Co, MO

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Oct 18 2002 - Edna L. Kubli, 93, Sedalia, died Tuesday, October 15, 2002, at Fair View Nursing Home. She was born April 19, 1909, in Pettis County, the daughter of Edward H. and Ollie D. (Craig) Mines. She was married April 29, 1940, to John F. Kubli, who died April 29, 1976. She was a member of Epworth UMC, member of the Golden Agers at Camp Branch and member of the High Noon Girls at Epworth. She is survived by her daughter, Alean Landes, Clinton; one son, Jimmy Egbert, Granada Hills, California; 12 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren and nine great-great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a daughter, Kathryn Ellis in 2002; a son, Jake Kubli in 1972; two sisters, Davis L. Tuckley and Pauline Finch; and two brothers, Harry Mines and Paul Mines. Funeral services will be Saturday, October 19, at Ewing Funeral Home, Sedalia, and burial in Memorial Park Cemetery.

KUECK, Clovevilla BAUCOM SWIGART
b: May 26 1911, Richmond, Ray Co, MO
d: Jan 16 2002, St. Joseph, Buchanan Co, MO
bur:
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 18 2002 - Clovevilla (Baucom) Kueck, 90, Wathena, Kansas, formerly of Calhoun, died Wednesday, Janaury 16, 2002, at a hospital in St. Joseph. She was born May 26, 1911 in Richmond, to Frank and Bessie (James) Baucom. she lived in Calhoun before moving to Wathena, Kansas, on April 15, 1983. She was a clerk in several businesses in Calhoun and also had worked at the Windsor Shoe Factory. She was a member of the United Methodist Church, United Methodist Women and Keen-Age Center, all of Wathena, Kansas. She married Estal B. Swigart on March 18, 1930. He died in 1953. She married Leonard Kueck, February 14, 1955. He died in 1968. She was also preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Cecil Baucom, and one sister, Muriel Misner. She is survived by one daughter and husband, Sharron and Gene Shifflett, St. Joseph; one son and wife, Estal J. and Jean Swigart, Valley Springs, California; four grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, six great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be Saturday, January 19, at the Harmon Rohde Funeral Home, Wathena, Kansas, with burial at the Calhoun Cemetery.

KUEHN, Betty Joan BROWN
b: Feb 17 1940, Macks Creek, Camden Co, MO
d: May 18 2002, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery KA-KY, Clinton, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Vansant-Mills Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, May 20 2002 - Betty Joan Kuehn, 63, Clinton and formerly of Windsor, died Saturday, May 18, 2002, at Clinton Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, Clinton. Graveside services will be Tuesday, May 21, at Englewood Cemetery, Clinton. She was born in Macks Creek, the daughter of Thomas H. and Ruby L. Harmon Brown. She is survived by two sons, Harold Kuehn of Clinton and Tommy Lee Kuehn of the state of Oklahoma, and one brother, Larry Cox, state of Minnesota.

KUEHN, Debra S. STEPHENS
b: abt 1963
d: Apr 3 2008, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur: Cremation
arr:
Vansant-Mills Funeral Home
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 23 2008 - Debra S. Kuehn, 45, Clinton, died Thursday, April 3, 2008, at Golden Valley Memorial Hosptial, Clinton. Memorial services will be Saturday, April 26, at Save Our World Ministries, Clinton. Cremation. She is survived by one daughter, Allisha Kuehn of Clinton; one son Joshua Stephens of Nevada, Missouri; one brother Phillip Stephens and wife Kay, Clinton; two sisters, JoAnn Hudgens of Lowry City and Patricia Page and husband Jimmy, Clinton; two grandchildren, Emaly Haas and Hailey Haas, and a niece, Julie Rinehart, and two nephews, Buddy Rinehart and Shuan Roderick, as well as a number of other relatives and friends.

KUEHN, Harry J.
b: abt 1939
d: Jul 11 1997, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur: Cremation
arr: Sickman & Dunning Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Harry J. Kuehn, 58, Clinton, died Friday, July 11, 1997, at his home. He had worked as a machinist for Clearfield Cheese before retiring. He was a member of the Eagles Lodge #3667 in Clinton. Survivors include two children, Harold Kuehn and Tommy Lee Kuehn, both of Clinton; three brothers, Elmer Kuehn of Denver, Colorado, Morris and Irvin Kuehn of California; two sisters, Vanchessas Kuehn and Loretta Kuehn; six grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his daughter Beverly Goucher, and two sisters, Mary Ann Dalton and June Stionen. He was cremated and the family will hold committal services in Colorado at a later date.

KUNKLER, Evelyn Ruth PEARCY
b: Aug 1 1920
d: Jun 10 1992, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery KA-KY, Clinton, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Mrs. Ruth Kunkler, 71, 803 North Third Street, died Wednesday, June 10, 1992, at her home. She owned an area beauty shop at one time. She is survived by two brothers, Paul Pearcy of Naples, Florida, and James Pearcy, Jr., of Deepwater; two sisters, Hazel Jean Groves of Parkville and JoAnn Hargis of Harrisonville. Graveside services were Monday at Englewood.

KUNKLER, Nancy Virginia GROVE
b: Nov 10 1843, Woodford Co, IL
d: Aug 13 1927, Hinckley, DeKalb Co, IL
bur:
Englewood Cemetery KA-KY, Clinton, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Aug 1927 - Mrs. Nancy Virginia Kunkler died at the home of her son, Ira S. Kunkler, at 512 East Jefferson Street, Saturday afternoon at 2:45 p.m. with acute colitis, after an illness of 11 days. She had always been well and strong, and had attended church three days before she took her fatal illness. Nancy Virginia Grove was born November 10, 1843, in Woodford county, Ill. Was married to Henry Kunkler, December 26th, 1866. They came to Clinton 22 years ago. Mr. Kunkler died in 1907. To this union three children were given. Dr. J. E. Kunkler, who formerly lived on South 3rd street, died in 1909. The living children are: H. C. and I. S. Kunkler. There are six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. She also leaves one brother, J. B. Grove, of Bigelow, Kans. She had lived with her son, I. S. Kunkler, of Hinckley, Ill.; granddaughter, Mrs. Frank Kolbohn, of St. Louis, came for the funeral. Her grandson, Homer Kunkler, of Racine, Wis., was unable to come. Nieces and nephews, who came were: Mrs. Georgia Lentz, J. Gaddis, Mr. and Mrs. Beecher Kaylor, Bloomington, Ill. Deceased was converted in her girlhood and joined the Methodist church of which she had been a devout member. She kept the ordinances of the church, put into use every day of her life, good cheer and happiness, so everybody with who she came in contact was a little better. Young people delighted her. Nothing gave her greater happiness than to hear their joys, sorrows and their chatter of present day things. They enjoyed her as much as she did them, as they knew hers was a sympathetic ear. As a result her influence was far reaching. What a lesson her life is to all of us. Never criticism, always helpfulness. She loved little children as well, and was never so happy as when they visited her. She knew the ambitions of everyone in the neighborhood. She liked good style and always was beautifully gowned. She was as interested in things as a girl, for that reason she never seemed old. Just a happy woman with the mother love developed in an unusual degree. Her funeral was preached Monday afternoon, from the home of Ira Kunkler. She was buried beside her husband in Englewood.

KUSTER, Lila June SCRANTON
b: Oct 4 1929, Mindenmines, Barton Co, MO
d: Nov 22 1995, Escondido, San Diego Co, CA
bur: Cremation

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Lila June Scranton was born on October 4, 1929, at Mindenmines, Mo., the second child of L. E. and Anna Margaret (Deacon) Scranton. She died on November 22, 1995, at her home in Escondido, Ca. Cremation. Memorial services were held on December 4 at the Alhiser-Wilson Mortuary, Escondido, Ca. The Scranton family moved to Clinton in the early 1930s where Mr. Scranton was a strip-pit coal mine superintendent. June attended Jefferson Park School and graduated from Clinton High School in 1947. June was a good student and very popular with both teachers and classmates due to her quick wit and good disposition. After attending business college, June went to work for Trans-World Airlines in Kansas City, transferring to Los Angeles in 1954 and retiring in 1985 after 36 years of service. On May 21, 1950, she was united in marriage to William E. Kuster of Kansas City. June and Bill moved to California in 1954 where they continued to make their home. June is survived by her husband Bill of the home; a sister Marguerite Fergason, Cody, Wy.; niece, Marguerite Ann Henry, Cody, Wy.; foster-niece Patty Vaughn, Forks, Wa., and six great-nieces and nephews, as well as a host of loving friends. June loved good novels and was an avid reader. She played tennis, golf and bridge and most enjoyed the time she spent with her beloved dogs. She was a world traveler, fishing companion to Bill and a good homemaker, inviting all to share her home and table. She was loyal to her husband, family, friends and TWA.

KUTCHKO, Mary Ellen DENNING
b: Sep 10 1934, Hays, Ellis Co, KS
d: May 23 2007, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur: Cremation
arr:
Vansant-Mills Funeral Home
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jul 9 2007 - Mary Ellen Kutchko was born September 10, 1934, in Hays, Kansas, to Clement and Catherine Pfiefer Denning. She was a teller at a bank. She is survived by one son David Kutchko, Virginia Beach, Virginia; one daughter, Mary Smith of the home; two brothers, Clement Denning Jr. and Lee Denning, both of Prescott, Arizona; one sister, Virginia Williams, Kanas City, and four grandchildren, Christopher Ryan Smith, Spencer James Smith, Nicole Kutchko and Katherine Kutchko. Mary, 72, died Wednesday, May 23, 2007, at her home. She was preceded in death by her husband and parents. Cremation with no services.

KUTTENKULER, Ralph George
b: May 29 1922, Tipton, Moniteau Co, MO
d: Mar 19 2000, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery KA-KY, Clinton, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Consalus Funeral Homes

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 4 2000 - Ralph George Kuttenkuler was born May 29, 1922, at Tipton, son of Joseph John and Helen Mary Knipp Kuttenkuler. He died March 19, 2000, at Clinton Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center. He married Mary Louise Dix in Tucson, Arizona, on October 20, 1943. She preceded him in death on February 25, 1991. Also preceding him are his parents; one sister, Ethel Kuttenkuler, and one brother, Cyril Kuttenkuler. Ralph was a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus, Clinton VFW Post #1894 and Eagles Lodge 3667. He was a timekeeper for Kansas City Power and Light at the Montrose station for 30 years. Survivors include a daughter, Georgia Imler and husband John, Clinton; one granddaughter Amber Dawn Imler, Clinton; two brothers, Quentin Kuttenkuler, Belle, and Raymond Kuttenkuler, Midlothian, Virginia; along with several nieces and nephews. The rosary was held March 21 at the Consalus Chapel, Clinton. Mass of the Christian Burial was March 22 at the Holy Rosary Catholic Church with burial in Englewood Cemetery.

KUYKENDALL, Darlene Mae KREISEL
b: Jul 3 1939, Lincoln, Benton Co, MO
d: Aug 7 1991, Lodi, San Joaquin Co, CA

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Darlene Mae Kuykendall, age 52, of Lodi, Ca., died August 7, 1991 at a local hospital after a lengthy illness. She was born on July 3, 1939 at Lincoln and had lived in the Lodi area since 1958. Mrs. Kuykendall was a housewife and also worked at the Toykey High School cafeteria. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Lodi. Mrs. Koykendall is survived by her husband, Ethan Kuykendall, Jr. of Lodi, Ca.; two daughters, Brenda Stanley and Charla Kuykendall of Davis, Ca.; her father, Elgin Kreisel of Cole Camp; her mother, Georgia Gilcrest of Windsor; three stepsisters and one stepbrother and one grandson. The chapel service was held at Lodi Funeral Home on Monday, August 12.

KWIATKOWSKI, Charles Joseph "Chuck"
b: Jul 23 1934, Jackson, MI
d: Sep 12 2002, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur: Missouri State Veterans Cemetery, Higginsville, Lafayette Co, MO
arr:
Vansant-Mills Funeral Home
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Sep 25 2002 - Charles "Chuck" Joseph Kwiatkowski, son of Joseph B. and Faith (Clement) Kwiatkowski, was born July 23, 1934, in Jackson, Michigan, and died at his home in Clinton on September 12, 2002, at the age of 68 years. Chuck was married to Wilma Louise (Shepherd) Kwiatkowski. He was in the United States Air Force for 23 years, retiring as a Master Sergeant. He later worked for Clearfield Cheese in the Trucking department and Tracker Marine as a dispatcher and retired from Swift Trucking Company in Marshall in 1999. Chuck was a member of the Clinton Sunrise Optimist Club, Clinton. He is survived by his wife, Wilma, of the home; four daughters, Mary Katherine Mintun and husband Mark, Chesterfield, Sandra Collet and husband Steve, Beebe, Arkansas, Elizabeth Underwood and husband Steve, Lee's Summit, and Rebecca Dempsey of Clinton; two brothers, Philip Kwiatkowski of Pleasant Hill, California, and Bernard Kwiatkowski of Sun City, California, as well as seven grandchildren. Graveside services were held at the Missouri Veteran Cemetery, Higginsville, on Monday, September 16. Military services were under the auspices of the United States Air Force, Whiteman Air Force Base, Knob Noster.

KWIATKOWSKI, Wilma Louise SHEPHERD
b: Jul 29 1936, Warrensburg, Johnson Co, MO
d: Feb 2 2007, Lee's Summit, Jackson Co, MO
bur: Missouri State Veterans Cemetery, Higginsville, Lafayette Co, MO
arr:
Vansant-Mills Funeral Home
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Feb 5 2007 - Wilma L. Kwiatkowski, 70, Clinton, died Friday, February 2, 2007, at John Knox Care Center, Lee's Summit. Graveside services will be Wednesday, February 7, at the Missouri Veterans Cemetery, Higginsville. She was born in Warrensburg. She was married to Charles "Chuck" Joseph Kwiatkowski, who preceded her in death, as well as her parents, Russell James and Ruby Edith Ballard Shephard, and one sister Ruby Skidmore. She is survived by four daughters, Mary Kathryn Mintun and husband Mark, Chesterfield, Sandra Collet and husband Steve, Beebe, Arkansas, Elizabeth Underwood and husband Steve, and Rebecca Dempsey and Dan Cannon, all of Lee's Summit; seven grandchildren and a dear friend Jack Easterwood, Warrensburg.

 

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