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b: Oct 15 1914, Windsor, Henry Co, MO
d: Jan 8 2007, Oklahoma City, OK
Laurel Oak Cemetery KA-LY, Windsor, Windsor Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Hadley Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 15 2007 - Velma F. Larison, 92, Epworth Villa, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, died Monday, January 8, 2007, where she had resided since 1990. She was born October 15, 1914, in Windsor, the daughter of Walter T. Larison and Elsie E. Hewitt Larison. She graduated from Windsor High School in 1933 and worked at the former Windsor International Shoe Factory for several years. She then moved to Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and worked at the Tinker Air Force Base until she retired. She was a member of the St. Luke's United Methodist Church until 1961, transferring to Wickline United Methodist Church in MIdwest City. She lived in Midwest City until moving to Epworth Villa. She was a 50-year member of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority and a member of the Garden Club in Midwest City, Oklahoma. Survivors include two sisters, Doris Whitehair, Houston, and Marge E. Larison, Kansas City; a brother Archie Larison, Osage City, Kansas. She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister Irene Gilmore, and two brothers, Wilbur and Fred Larison. Graveside services will be Tuesday, January 16, at the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

b: Feb 13 1930, Bowen, Henry Co, MO
d: Jan 17 2003, Windsor, Henry Co, MO
bur: Cremation
Hadley Funeral Home
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 21 2003 - Betty L. Larsen, 72, Windsor, died Friday evening, January 17, 2003, at her home in Windsor. She was born February 13, 1930, in Bowen, the daughter of Charles M. Evrard and Hazel Demple (Humphrey) Evrard. The family moved to Alpha, Illinois, where she lived until her marriage to Allan Larsen. On March 25, 1978, in Galesburg, Illinois, she married Allan Larsen, who survives of the home. She was a homemaker, housewife and mother. She and her husband moved to Windsor in August 1985. In addition to her husband, she is survived by three sons, Michael Petrovich and wife Jane, Alpha, Illinois, Craig Petrovich and wife Diane, Pinetop, Arizona, Aaron Petrovich, Denver, Colorado; a daughter, Cindy Fowler and husband Bob, Dunwoody, Georgia; six grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; four brothers, Henry Evrard, Kenny Evrard, Bill Evrard and Larry Evrard; two sisters, Joann Evrard and Charlene Evrard. The body will be cremated. There will be no services.

b: Apr 9 1930, Missouri
d: Jun 9 2004, Omaha, NE
Englewood Cemetery LA-LY, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jun 14 2004 - Graveside services for Marilyn Groff Larsen, 74, Omaha, Nebraska, will be held Tuesday, June 15, at Englewood Cemetery, Clinton. She was preceded in death by her parents, Clay and Mary Groff; brother Robert E. Groff. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Janet and Dr. Donald Darst, Omaha; her son and daughter-in-law, Stephen and Amy Larsen, La Quinta, California; her grandchildren, Jeff, Chris, Robert and Elizabeth; her aunt and uncle, Mary Virginia and Joe Pressgrove, Clinton; her aunt, Juanita Parker, Clinton; many friends and former students. Funeral services were Monday, June 14, at Kountze Memorial Lutheran Church in Omaha.

b: Feb 27 1934
d: Apr 20 2003, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Laurel Oak Cemetery KA-LY, Windsor, Windsor Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Hadley Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 22 2003 - Kathryn I. Larson, 69, Windsor, died the morning of Easter Sunday, April 20, 2003, at Golden Valley Hospital in Clinton. She was born February 27, 1934, in Bear Hollow, the daughter of Ray Louis Dorris and Sarah Tennessee (Goff) Dorris. On May 17, 1952, in Eureka Springs, Arkansas, she married Miles Eugene Larson, who died December 13, 1975. She was a homemaker and helped her children in many activities, such as Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, summer camps and cooking school. She attended the New Life Miracle Center until her health failed. Survivors include a son, Dennis A. Larson, Calhoun; four daughters, Peggy Rader, Gilliam, Donna Pilkenton, Windsor, Pamela Guillory, Grandbury, Texas, Penny Steinhour, Beaver City, Nebraska; 20 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren; a brother, Billy J. Dorris, Washburn; two sisters, Lucille Harris, Neosho, and Jeannie Dover, Washburn; numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by her daughter, Deborah Kay Riley; five brothers, T. J., Jim, Raymond, Charles, Leo Clayton, and two sisters, Merlene and Laura Etta. Funeral services will be Wednesday, April 23, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial will be in the Laurel Oak Cemetery.

b: Dec 26 1920, near Lincoln, Benton Co, MO
d: Mar 15 2012, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Lincoln Cemetery, Lincoln, Benton Co, MO
arr: Hadley Funeral Home

Leona Larson, 91, of Windsor, Missouri, died Thursday, March 15, 2012, at the Golden Valley Memorial Hospital, Clinton, Mo. She was born December 26, 1920, in Benton County, near Lincoln, Mo., the daughter of Paul Joseph Schenewark and Ivy (Langston) Schenewark. She was united in marriage to Arthur F. Larson on November 25, 1967, at the First Baptist Church, Windsor by Rev. Melvin M. Hill, Sr. Art preceded her in death on February 24, 1992.. She worked for Bernard Brock, M.D., until the closing of his office. She then worked for Dr. Aaron Mason, D.O., until her retirement. She was a member of the First Baptist Church, Windsor; a life member of the Ernistne-Schumann-Meink Chapter No. 2, D.A.V.; a life member of the former Windsor VFW Auxiliary and a member of Clinton VFW Auxiliary Post #1894. She was also a member of the Windsor American Legion Auxiliary, Post #82; the West Central Missouri Genealogical Society and a life member of the Windsor Historical Society. She is survived by numerous cousins. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; 2 sisters, Naoma Schenewark, Pauline (Schenewark) Wheeler and a brother-in-law, Kenneth Wheeler. Funeral services will be Thursday, March 22, 2012, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial will be in the Lincoln Cemetery, Lincoln, Mo.

LARSON, Mercil "Lyola" MILLER
b: Jan 28 1927, Worland, Bates Co, MO
d: Oct 2004

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Oct 26 2004 - Mercil "Lyola" Larson was born January 28, 1927, in Worland. She married Willis Miller in 1952 and they were divorced in 1973. Children from this marriage are Theresa, Nora and Darrell. She moved to Montana in 1964 and ran the Peat Bar for many years. She married Russell Larsen in 1976. She was preceded in death by her husband Russ; mother Mercil Malatare; brothers Paul York, Donald York, Jack Way and Larry Pickering; sisters Naomi Stone, Cleo Stewart and Donna Hutchinson. She is survived by Teresa Sneva and family of Mesa, Arizona, Nora Dingley and family of Dillion, Montana, and Darrell Miller and family of Lima, Montana; 12 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; sisters, Ramona, Hazel, Pat, Mary Jo, and brother Luthor. A celebration of her life will be held at Peat Bar in Lima Friday, October 15.

b: Apr 30 1913, Toledo, OH
d: abt 1982
bur: Cremation

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Nina E. LaRue, 69, Windsor, MO, died Friday at the University of Missouri Health Sciences Center, Columbia, MO. She was born April 30, 1913, in Toledo, Ohio, daughter of the late Homer M. and Alta W. Snyder Stephens. She was married Jan 2, 1972, to Raymond LaRue, who survives of the home. She was a member of the Guiding Star Chapter #306 Order of the Eastern Star and the Green Ridge Rebecca Lodge #830. Additional survivors include: two stepsons, Donnie LaRue, Windsor; Harold LaRue, Route 1; and two step-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Monday at the Green Ridge Presbyterian Church. Cremation. - Heck Funeral Home, Green Ridge, MO

LaRUE, Robert Gerald
b: May 17 1923
d: Mar 21 1998, Kaneohe, Hawaii

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Mar 23 1998 - Robert Gerald LaRue, 74, Kaneohe, Hawaii, died March 21, 1998. Burial was in Hawaii. He was the oldest son of Perry L. and Rena Page LaRue. He was born May 17, 1923. He was raised in Lowry City and graduated from high school there in 1941. He retired from the U.S. Air Force. He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, David Wayne in 1991 and Charles Page in 1992. He is survived by his wife, Mildred; two daughters, Patricia (Mrs. Renato) Guasconia and Michelle (Mrs. Robert) Corboy; one granddaughter and one grandson; two sisters, Frances (Mrs. Ray) Robbins of Blue Springs and Geraldine of Lowry City.

LASH, Milton Charles
b: Jan 2 1892, Gresham, NE
d: Oct 7 1961, Coal, Henry Co, MO
Westfield Cemetery, Monegaw Twp, St. Clair Co, MO
arr: Sickman & Dunning Funeral Home

Urich-Montrose Herald Tidings, Oct 13 1961 - Last rites for Milton Charles Lash, 69, who died Oct. 7 at Coal, were conducted Oct. 9, at Sickman and Dunning Funeral Home. Interment was in Westfield Cemetery near Ohio Post Office. Mr. Lash was born Jan. 2, 1892, at Gresham, Neb., the son of Charles and Lucy Campbell Lash. He lived the greater part of his life in the Montrose and Teays Chapel communities. A number of years ago he retired from farming and had made his home mainly in Clinton until two weeks before his death when he went to the home of Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Harbour at Coal. He had never married. In early days he united with the Teays Chapel Methodist Church. He leaves three brothers, Joe and Harry, Council Bluffs, Ia., Robert, Jamesport, Mo.; a sister, Mrs. Mildred Boyles, Lathrop, a number of other relatives and many friends.

b: Aug 6 1915, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
d: Nov 22 2004, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Mt. Moriah Cemetery, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Nov 24 2004 - Josephine Jenkins Lasister, 89, died Monday, November 22, 2004, at Golden Valley Hospital, Clinton. Funeral services will be Friday, November 26, at Mt. Moriah and Freeman Funeral Home, 10507 Holmes Road, Kansas City, MO. Interment will be in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. Mrs. Lasister was born August 6, 1915, in Kansas City, where she lived until 1978 and then retired to Clinton. She was preceded in death by her husband John "Jack" Lasister, in April 1992. She is survived by daughter, JoAnne Kessell of Huntington Beach, California; son Gary Lasister and wife Lynn, Olathe, Kansas; three grandsons and three great-grandsons; two brothers, Theodore Jenkins of Kingston, Rhode Island and Cecil Jenkins of Belton.

b: Aug 26 1849, near McMinnville, TN
d: Nov 8 1932, Montrose, Henry Co, MO
Montrose Cemetery, Montrose, Deepwater Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Nov 1932 - Mrs. Martha Lasiter Dead - Martha M. Rhoades was born August 26, 1849 near McMinnville, Tenn. Died at her home in Montrose, November 8, 1932. She was the oldest daughter of John and Martha Rhoades. When she was nine years old her mother passed away, and she being the oldest of four children, assumed the role of mother, and performed this duty under most trying circumstances. On August 7, 1863, at the age of 14, she was married to John Lasiter. The ceremony was performed by Caldwell Ritchie, the justice of peace of Quincy, Mo. To this union were born three children, a daughter and two sons. The daughter, Mrs. W. M. Hahn, preceded her in death 31 years ago. The two sons, John A. Lasiter and Wm. Lasiter, of Montrose, are left to mourn the loss of a mother. She also leaves one brother, J. C. Rhoades, of Pawnee, Okla., and three grandchildren, Nina E. Turner, of Woodbine, Iowa, Ora Zey Lasiter, of Kansas City, Mrs. Leota Sheader of Minneapolis, Minn., and seven great grandchildren and a host of friends. She was converted early in life and united with the old Doby Methodist church and lived in this fellowship until the church was discontinued. She then moved her membership to the Cumberland Presbyterian church of Montrose. Many were the kind deeds of mercy performed by this energetic woman. The night was never too dark to go where duty called. She was devoted to her family, and was willing to sacrifice anything for their comfort and pleasure. She spent a busy life and many she find sweet rest. Funeral services were conducted at the home Thursday, November 10, and the remains were tenderly laid to rest in the Montrose cemetery.

b: Jun 20 1936, Sequoyah Co, OK
d: Jan 9 2016, Deepwater, Henry Co, MO
Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Fairview Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Vansant-Mills Funeral Home

Betty Jo Lasswell was born on Saturday, June 20, 1936, in McKee Township, Sequoyah County, Oklahoma and died suddenly at her home on Saturday, January 9, 2016, at the age of 79 years, 6 months, and 20 days. Betty was born the youngest of seven children to Joseph Newton and Minnie Ellen Towery Holt. She was baptized at the age of fifteen in 1951 at the First Christian Church in Sallisaw, Oklahoma. Betty was the Valedictorian of her Sallisaw High School graduating class of 1954. After graduation she moved from Sallisaw to Deepwater, Missouri, living with her brother, James Holt and family. Betty was employed at the Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Office in Clinton, Missouri. She also worked for over 10 years as a school secretary with Deepwater Public Schools. On July 31, 1955 at the First Christian Church in Deepwater, Betty was united in marriage to the love of her life, Robert Anderson Lasswell of Deepwater. To this union two children were born, Donna Lynn Lasswell and Robert Anderson Lasswell, Jr. Her greatest joys were her family, home, and working together with Bob on the third generation family farm. Betty was dedicated to her faith, being a member of the Deepwater Christian Church for 60 years, serving as treasurer for over 30 of those years. Robert preceded Betty in death in 2001. She leaves to mourn her passing, her beloved family; her daughter, Donna of Springfield, Missouri; her son, Andy and wife Karen, of Deepwater, Missouri; her four grandchildren, Christopher Robert Lasswell and wife Karen, of Montrose, Missouri, Anna Linn Zink and husband Bill, of Clinton, Missouri, April Lynnette Wilson and husband Justin, of Costa Mesa, California, and Adam Joseph Legg and wife Avery, of North Kansas City, Missouri; and six great grandchildren, Madelinn, Payton, Riley, Cale, Ayson, and Finn. She is also survived by a sister, Opal Young and a brother, John Holt both of Sallisaw, Oklahoma; plus a host of other relatives and friends. "Aunt Betty Jo" loved and was especially dear to her nieces and nephews. Funeral Services were January 13, 2016, at Vansant-Mills Funeral Home, Clinton Missouri, followed by Interment in Pleasant Valley Cemetery.

b: Jun 1 1930, Osage Beach, Camden Co, MO
d: Oct 3 1996, Independence, Jackson Co, MO
Englewood Cemetery LA-LY, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
arr: Consalus Funeral Homes

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Elinor June Minks Lasswell was born June 1, 1930, in Osage Beach, the daughter of Claude and Estella Zanoster Minks. She died Thursday, October 3, 1996, at her home in Independence, at the age of 66. She lived for a time in Clinton and graduated from Clinton High School. On February 24, 1951, in Bentonville, Arkansas, she was married to John Lasswell. Mrs. Lasswell was a secretary/bookkeeper for a lighting company. She is survived by her husband, John, of the home; four brothers, Donald Minks, Drexel, Bill Minks, Kansas City, Jerry Minks, Holt, and Michael Minks, Independence; two sisters, Patty Minks and Monas Farris, both of Independence; also several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Sharon in 1954, and one sister, Bonnie, in 1936. Funeral services were Saturday, October 5, at the Consalus Chapel, Clinton. Burial was in the Englewood Cemetery.

b: Feb 20 1902, Deepwater, Henry Co, MO
d: May 24 1992, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Englewood Cemetery LA-LY, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
arr: Consalus Funeral Homes

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Elizabeth May Lasswell was born February 20, 1902 to William Clayton and Ida May Moyer Studybaker. She departed this life May 24, 1992 at the Sycamore View nursing center at the age of 90 years, 3 months and 4 days. Elizabeth was born on the family farm one mile southwest of Deepwater, where she lived 62 years of her life. She attended the Deepwater public school, graduating in 1921. At an early age she became a member of the Baptist Church at Deepwater. Her mother was part of the group that organized this church. In 1980, after moving to Clinton, she transferred her membership to the First Baptist Church of Clinton. On October 12, 1924, Elizabeth and Raymon Allen Lasswell were married. They shared the farm place with her parents, caring for them until their death. They continued to farm with their four sons being born and raised at the same home place. During their retirement years Elizabeth and Raymon enjoyed the home they built in the Golden Gate Community. Raymon passed away February 28, 1980, and she moved to Clinton. Elizabeth was a homemaker and a devoted wife and mother. Her greatest joy was the care and well-being of her family. She was a charter member of the Better Homemakers Extension Club of Deepwater. She is survived by her four sons, Kenneth of Clinton, John Allen of Holden, Robert of Deepwater, and Roger of Houston, Tx. Also surviving are five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a five-year-old brother, her parents, a little granddaughter and her husband. Funeral services were Wednesday, May 27, 1992 at Consalus Chapel, Clinton. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery.

LASSWELL, John Allen
b: Feb 16 1928, near Deepwater, Henry Co, MO
d: Feb 13 2006, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Englewood Cemetery LA-LY, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
arr: Vansant-Mills Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Mar 15 2006 - John Allen Lasswell was born February 16, 1928, and departed this life February 13, 2006, at Golden Valley Hospital. He was the second of four sons born to Raymon Allen and Elizabeth May (Studybaker) Lasswell on the family farm near Deepwater where he grew up. John attended Deepwater School and served in the United States Navy. On February 24, 1951, he was united in marriage to June Minks of Clinton. They were the parents of a daughter, Sharon Kay, who died at the age of 18 months. They spent their married life in the Kansas City and Independence area where John was employed by Service Plus as a specialist in servicing hydraulic equipment. His wife June, preceded him in death on October 3, 1996. John and June greatly enjoyed their many nieces and nephews and showered them with love, gifts and nurturing. All their extended families spent many summer hours with them at their lake home, riding in the boat and on the pontoon. The children were all taught to drive his go-cart. They are fondly remembered as a special aunt and uncle. John was a craftsman and the boat, pontoon and go-cart were just a few of the projects with motors he built during his spare time. Because of declining health, John entered Glendale Gardens in Clinton where he resided for several years. The last two weeks of his life were spent at Clinton Healthcare. Preceding him in death were his infant daughter, his wife, his parents, and brother Robert. He is survived by two brothers, Kenneth Lasswell and Roger Lasswell, both of Clinton; one nephew and four nieces. He also leaves many members of his wife's family. He will be missed. Funeral services were held at the Vansant-Mills Chapel, Clinton, on Friday, February 17. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

LASSWELL, Kenneth Eugene
b: Jul 30 1925, Deepwater, Henry Co, MO
d: Jul 30 2007, Warrensburg, Johnson Co, MO
Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Fairview Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Vansant-Mills Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Aug 22 2007 - Kenneth Eugene Lasswell was born on July 30, 1925, to Elizabeth and Raymon Lasswell of Deepwater. He died July 30, 2007, at the Missouri Veterans Home in Warrensburg. He was the oldest of four sons. He grew up on a family dairy farm and the land remains in the family. Mr. Lasswell remembered when the family farm was at risk when the Corps of Engineers was building the Truman Lake Dam. He felt a connection to the farm and community where he grew up. Kenneth graduated from Deepwater High School and then pursued technical training in electronics and radio repair. He always enjoyed learning new information and technology. Kenneth served in the Unite States Navy from September 28, 1943, until March 19, 1946. He was stationed as a Seabee in the Naval Construction Battalion in various islands, including Hawaii. Mr. Lasswell was awarded the Victory Service Medal, American Area Medal and the Asiatic-Pacific Medal. He earned the final rank of Electrician's Mate First Class and this experience led him to further his technical skills. Kenneth married his wife Esther Faye Houtchens, on August 7, 1946. To this union, one daughter was born, Pamela Sue Fisher. He also has one grandchild, Valerie Fisher, and two great-grandchildren, Amarah Marie and Keeley Alexis. After his honorable discharge from the Navy, Kenneth pursued his education and worked as a specialized technician. He worked for over 50 years in radio, television and computer repair. He owned and operated Truman Lake Computers and R&L Radio and TV and the taught himself to write programs. His business served the surrounding community. He was responsible for initiating mobile phones in the Golden Valley area. He taught himself how to wire and wired two homes. He retired in 1985 and continued to pursue his hobbies and interests of ham radio, photography and fishing. He was also learning to play an organ. Kenneth was a 32nd degree Mason, past American Legion Commander in Clinton, member of VFW and Eagles. He was Citizen of the Year for the Deepwater Labor & Harvest Picnic. He also was a grand marshal of the Deepwater Labor Day Harvest Picnic. Kenneth is survived by his daughter Pamela Fisher, Higginsville; one brother Roger Lasswell of Clinton; one sister-in-law Betty Lasswell of Deepwater; one granddaughter Valerie Fisher, and two great-grandchildren, Amarah Marie Johnson and Keeley Alexis Grass. Services for Kenneth were August 2, 2007, at Vansant-Mills Chapel. Burial was in Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Deepwater.

LASSWELL, Robert Anderson Sr.
b: May 22 1932, Deepwater, Henry Co, MO
d: Feb 23 2001, Deepwater, Henry Co, MO
Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Fairview Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Vansant-Mills Funeral Home

Clinton Daily Democrat, Mar 12 2001 - Robert Anderson Lasswell was born May 22, 1932, at Deepwater, and died February 23, 2001, at the age of 68. He was the third son to Raymon Allen and Elizabeth May Studybaker Lasswell, at the same homesite where he died. He attended Deepwater School, graduating with the Class of 1950. In January 1951 he joined the U.S. Navy, serving in the Korean Conflict. After his discharge in November 1954 he returned to Deepwater to work with his father on the Lasswell Dairy. On July 31, 1955, he married Betty Jo Holt of Sallisaw, Oklahoma, at the First Christian Church in Deepwater. To this union two children were born, Donna Lynn Lasswell Legg and Robert Anderson Lasswell, Jr. In 1963 Robert joined the Local Union IBEW 124 in Kansas City, retiring from the electrical trade in 1994. He was a member of the American Legion Post in Clinton. Robert was a friendly person and everyone who knew him knew of the love he had for his land which had been owned by his grandparents and his parents before him. His great joy was his home and family and being able to work with his wife, Betty, and son, Andy, in continuing the farming operation where he had spent all his life. They were blessed to continue this labor of love until his sudden death on Friday. He leaves to mourn his passing, his beloved family, his wife of 45 years, Betty; his daughter, Donna, and husband, Tom, of Springfield; his son, Andy, and wife, Karen, of Deepwater; his four grandchildren, Christopher Robert Lasswell and wife, Karen, Montrose, Anna Linn Lasswell and her fiance, Joey Wilson, Clinton, and April Lynnette and Adam Joseph Legg, Springfield; his three brothers, Kenneth, John Allen and Roger, Clinton; plus a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held at the Vansant-Mills Chapel on Monday, February 26. Burial was in the Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Deepwater.

b: Sep 19 1901, near Pleasanton, Linn Co, KS
d: Oct 24 1992, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur: Pleasanton Cemetery, Pleasanton, Linn Co, KS

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Ethel Ellen Jackson Lauck was the youngest child of Wallace H. Jackson and Olive Stringer Jackson. She was born September 19, 1901 near Pleasanton, Ks. Ethel received her schooling in rural Linn County. On October 30, 1917, she married Harry Lauck, to them one daughter, Letha Olive, was born. As a young woman she loved to work with her father on the farm doing much of the manual labor herself, She cared for her parents until their deaths in the early forties. She lived her entire life in and near Pleasanton, moving from the farm into Pleasanton in 1945. She then began working as a telephone operator for the Pleasanton Telephone Company and later the Craw-Kan Telephone Company, retiring in 1971 after 26 years of devoted service. Ethel was a member of the United Methodist Church of Pleasanton, serving as the financial secretary for many years. Her grandchildren and great-grandsons were the delight of her life bringing her countless happy memories in her later years. She was affectionately called "Gram" by her family. In her later years, she was able to stay in her home after her health began to fail due to the special love and care of her grandson, Kenton. In 1984 she moved to Clinton to be cared for by her loving daughter and husband. Through Ethel's personal relationship with her Lord and Savior she was able to share her love with her family: her daughter Olive, her son-in-law Pat, her grandchildren Kenton, Mary Lynn. Kathi and Rocky, and her great-grandsons Jason and Lance. Ethel was preceded in death by her parents, her brother Charlie Jackson, and her sisters Bertha Jackson and Maude Livingston. The family is thankful that her suffering has ended and that she has been reunited with her Savior and loved ones. Funeral services were Tuesday, October 27, 1992 in the United Methodist Church in Pleasanton, Ks. Burial was in Pleasanton Cemetery, Pleasanton, Ks.

LAUDERDALE, Nathan George
b: Feb 11 1934, Oklahoma City, OK
d: Jun 5 2010, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
Hickory Grove Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Consalus Funeral Homes

Nathan George Lauderdale was born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma on February 11, 1934, died June 5, 2010 of heart failure in Kansas City, MO. Parents John Arthur and Ollice Marie Wall Lauderdale were descendants of the Trail of Tears wagon masters as well as descendants of the Oklahoma Land Rush. Nathan is descended from the 5th Duke of Lauderdale; Lauders are affiliated with the Scottish Clan Maitland. Grandfather Wall taught Indian schools at Ft. Sill and Talequah and was an early Mason (AF&AM). Ft. Lauderdale, Florida was named for an early American Army officer of the family. When young, Nate and his brother John were De Molay. Nate was a proud graduate of the Class of 1952 Will Rogers High School in Tulsa, OK. While there, he was an ace baseball pitcher for the Ropers. He earned his Bachelor's of Business Administration from the University of Tulsa in 1956. Nathan’s family was associated with oil and gas companies, so after some time with American Airlines and as a National Guardsman, he joined his brother in Liberal, Kansas working 27 years for Panhandle Eastern Pipeline Company. By the 1960's he was in Kansas City, Missouri as Manager of Cost Accounting for the Underground Storage Department. Nathan and his mother toured Europe in the 1960's. He met Barbara Ann Bailey, also in Senior Accounting in Comptrollers Division of Panhandle. They were married June 19, 1971 at St. Bonfils Chapel on the Plaza and honeymooned in Hawaii. After his first heart attack in 1986, Nathan never complained and followed his walking program religiously. He bore his many hospital visits well with Barbara by his side. Both retired from the Kansas City office of Panhandle to their home in Prairie Village and never tired of traveling across the United States. Their travels often included their parents. Nathan was an excellent photographer. He and Barbara were avid collectors of art, music and Hallmark. He supported Barbara in her many flower organizations and in her Flower Show judging duties. Nathan leaves wife Barbara Bailey Lauderdale; brother, John Arthur Lauderdale, Jr. and wife Helen McBride Lauderdale, Lubbock, TX; dear friends Nancy and Michael Locke, Columbia, MO; nieces Leslie Lauderdale, Chicago and Lindy Lauderdale, Lubbock; nephew, John Arthur Lauderdale, III (Jay) and wife Jacqueline Pratt Lauderdale, Fort Worth; great nieces and nephews, John Arthur Lauderdale IV (Johnny) of Tulsa, Jamie Elise Lauderdale of Columbia, MO and Landon Alexander Lauderdale of Lubbock; mother-in-law Mildred Clark Bailey, Clinton, MO; brother-in-law William Bailey and wife Judy Meek Bailey, Clinton, MO; nieces Pamela Palash, Houston, TX, and Brenda Bailey, Columbia, MO; nephew Rodney Bailey and wife Sue Bailey, Basehor, KS; Bailey great nieces and nephews; and numerous close Bailey cousins and friends. Funeral Services will be Jun 10, 2010 with burial to follow at Hickory Grove Cemetery, Tebo Township.

b: Nov 8 1854, near Roseland, Henry Co, MO
d: Nov 28 1932, Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Springfield Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Margaret Laughlin nee Parker, daughter of Alvin and Amelia Parker, was born near Roseland, Mo., November 8th, 1854, and died November 28 1932, aged 78 years, 20 days. Her parents died when she was about six years old, leaving one brother, Willis, who lives in Clinton; one sister, Angeline, who married Frank Pridgen, but died some years ago. After the death of her parents, Grandma Collins took Margaret and Willis and gave them a good home. The other one was taken by Aunt Nancy Briggs. They were all cared for in these homes until they were married and had homes of their own. Margaret married Anda Laughlin. Eight children were given to then - five girls and three boys; Jimmie, Jewell and Andrew, who were killed; the girls, Lela, Anna, Ethel, Gloria and Ruby all have homes of their own. She leaves nine grandchildren and one great granddaughter. In early life she sought and found Jesus as her Savior and later united with the Baptist church at Mt. Olivet. Her church relation at the time of her death was in the Baptist Church at Spring Grove, Benton County, Missouri. She loved her church, attended all the services whenever she could. After her husband died, she kept the little family together, raised them to be honest and virtuous, took them to church and Sunday school. She was true to her children, her church and her Lord, and yet she had trouble all thru life; first being left an orphan in a cold world, left a widow, losing a dear boy after he was grown, and being afflicted with bodily infirmities so much; yet through it all with her Saviour she was more than conqueror. Her body was taken to the Mt. Olivet church and by her special request, Rev. Billy Briggs preached the sermon from the words: "Man dieth and wasteth away and where is he." The good choir of Windsor Baptist church sang beautifully, after which the body was laid way beside the husband.

LAUVER, Walter "Bill"
b: abt 1912
d: Mar 7 1993, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
Park Lawn Funeral Home
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Walter "Bill" Lauver, 81, south Kansas City, died Sunday, March 7, 1993. He was the father of Anna Kirk of Urich. He was a grave digger and a backhoe operator for Memorial Park and Green Lawn cemeteries. He was a native of Pennsylvania. Services will be Wednesday at the Park Lawn Chapel.

LAW, Ada Agnes JACH
b: Aug 1 1905, near Windsor, Henry Co, MO
d: Jan 13 2001, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
Laurel Oak Cemetery KA-LY, Windsor, Windsor Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Hadley Funeral Home

Clinton Daily Democrat, Jan 15 2001 - Ada Agnes Law, 94, Kansas City, formerly of Windsor, died Saturday, January 13, 2001, at the New Mark Care Center in Kansas City. She was born August 1, 1905, in Henry County, near Windsor, the daughter of Benjamin Franklin Jach and Maggie (Nave) Jach. On April 14, 1928, in Windsor, she married Roy Frederick Law, who preceded her in death May 16, 1974. Mrs. Law co-owned and operated, with her husband, the Law Produce Company in Windsor, from 1949 to 1967, buying and selling farm produce such as poultry, eggs, cream and wheat. She was a member of the First Baptist Church, Windsor. Survivors include a son, Bobby Law, Gladstone; three grandchildren, William, Suzanne and Kathleen; five great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Graveside funeral services will be Tuesday, at the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

b: Dec 31 1855, near Sedalia, Pettis Co, MO
d: Oct 5 1938, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Englewood Cemetery LA-LY, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
arr: Consalus Funeral Homes

Clinton Eye - Mrs. Amanda Lawler Passes - Mrs. Amanda Lawler, one of the finest, most lovable characters in Clinton came to the end of a long, beautiful life at 4:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 5, at the Bennett home, 316 South Third street, where she had made her home for many years. Strength had gradually failed as the years had multiplied. Strengthened by firm Baptist belief and the love of considerate kinspeople who had sheltered her when her own home was broken by death, she turned her face to the sunset with glory and beauty reflected there. Amanda West was born December 31, 1955, on a farm near Sedalia. When she was ten years old her father died and she made her home with J. W. Bennett, her uncle, and his family, on his farm near Sedalia. She shared their fortunes, moving with them to Cooper county, near Boonville, then to 10 miles east of Clinton, where they farmed. In 1883 Mr. Bennett moved his family to Clinton, as he was to carry the mail from Clinton to Warrensburg. The year following, they moved to the present home on South Third Street. In 1888 Mrs. Amanda was married to Daniel Evan Lawler, son of Rev. Billy Lawler, Baptist preacher and minister of great importance in early Henry County history. Only one child, a little girl, who died at birth, was given them. They lived on the Lawler farm, near Hortense, until his death, 27 years ago. She again became a member of the Bennett household and following Mrs. Bennett's death in 1914, she became a mother to the family, loving, cherishing, watching, protecting them and guiding their footsteps with truly maternal affection and concern, and they returned her love in kindness. A remarkable thing about Mrs. Lawler was that she never seemed to grow old. She never talked or dwelt on the pat, but was always interested in the future and in the children of the family. She loved to ride, seldom missing a day's drive, and never tired of the long auto trips they made to Florida, California, Washington and elsewhere. In 1936 she went to Los Angeles with the Bennetts, where she spent the year. Her cheer was never failing, her disposition, happy and lovable. All characteristics she engendered in those about her. As she has passed on to realms of light, a bright, shining figure, so she remains in memory - glorified, reflecting the spirit of her Savior. Clean, neat, a diminutive person, yet of controlling force and foresight, she lived surrounded by love, useful, capable, full days, now crowned by the perfect reward. Services were held Friday at Consalus & Peck Chapel. Burial at Englewood. Mrs. Lawler is survived by her cousins with whom she made her home for many years, Miss Mutie, Martin and Alphonso Bennett, Mrs. Daniel O'Byrne, Mrs. Mary Jenkins, Misses Elaine and Frances May Jenkins of Clinton, a niece, Miss Rae Masapuse of Kansas City, who lived with her aunt, Mrs. Lawler, when a child, and two other cousins, Mrs. Murray Galloway of Los Angeles, and James O'Byrne of Enid, Okla.

LAWLER, Amelia Ann "Millie" MOLDER
b: Jun 8 1822, Tennessee
d: Jun 2 1902, Hortense, Henry Co, MO
Good Hope Cemetery, Bethlehem Twp, Henry Co, MO
Hortense, Henry County, Missouri, Jun 7 1902 - On the morning of June 2, about ten o'clock, another home was mantled in gloom and sorrow for the angel of death beckoned and the spirit of Mrs. Millie Lawler, wife of the Rev. W. B. Lawler, winged its flight to the God who gave it and stilled forever the voice of one so loved. Mrs. Lawler was born in Tennessee June 8, 1822 and died of apoplexy. She was sick five weeks. She was married to W. B. Lawler in 1843 and they had nine children, seven living, six boys and one girl. The funeral at Good Hope Church was attended by an immense crowd. For more than 15 years, she was blind, being deprived of the privilege of looking into the faces of her dear ones, yet she was cheerful under her affliction.

b: Aug 8 1847, Lynchburg, VA
d: Apr 27 1933, Wheatland, WY

Clinton Eye - Mrs. John Lawler died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Sam Goit, Wheatland, Wyoming, Thursday of last week. Anna E. Anderson was born at Lynchburg, Va., August 8, 1847, and came with her parents to Missouri when she was about ten years old. The most of her life was spent in Henry county. Here she was married October 6, 1867, to John Lawler, and she and her husband made their home in the Bethlehem community for many years. Both belonged to the Bethlehem Baptist church, and Mrs. Lawler had united with it 60 years ago. She was a faithful attendant, and was true to the precepts of its teachings all through life. At the time of her death she was a member of the First Baptist Church at Wheatland. Mrs. Lawler was a splendid type of womanhood, well versed in the art of making a home, and being a neighbor in every sense of the word. For about eight years, she and Mr. Lawler lived west of Clinton on a farm, also lived with their daughter, Mrs. Barber, on North Main street, for some time. In this neighborhood, as in the Bethlehem community, whey were highly-esteemed. A few years ago they went to live with their daughter in Wheatland, Wyo. Mrs. Lawler was very plain spoken and her witty sayings and definite expressions gained and held for her a multitude of friends. The fact that she has lived more than four score years is evident that in her life were sterling qualities that were not only worth while to mankind but approved of by our Heavenly Father. She was prepared to meet her Master in judgment. Many times she has conversed with her pastor relatively to her home going and assured us that she was ready and waiting to go when He should call for her. One of her desires was that she might not have to linger in sickness but that death might come suddenly and it was given her in that after she ate her breakfast, then complained some of feeling ill and went and lay down upon the bed for a time, but complained that she could not breathe good while lying down and arose. In a little while her daughter went into her room and found her standing at the foot of the bed showing signs of being worse and with the help of Mr. Lawler she was placed upon the bed where she died without a struggle in a few minutes. Thus closed the pages of an active life on earth. Hushed is the voice of a loving mother. Cold is the heart that has been warm and devoted to her husband these 66 years. In addition to her husband, Mrs. Lawler leaves the following children: Ira Lawler, west of Clinton eight miles; J. W. Lawler and Mrs. Sam Weakley, Amsterdam, Mo.; Mrs. Sam Goit and Mrs. Edna Epperly, Wheatland, Wyo. Another daughter, Mrs. Charles East, passed away four years ago. There are 16 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Sunday afternoon at Wheatland Baptist church and burial was in a Wheatland cemetery. Ira and J. W. Lawler drove to Wheatland to be present at their mother's funeral.

LAWLER, Arline
b: abt 1918
d: Apr 16 2003, Liberty, Clay Co, MO
Osceola Cemetery, Osceola, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 17 2003 - Arline Lawler, 85, Liberty, a retired teacher, died Wednesday, April 16, 2003, at White Oak Nursing Home, Liberty. Graveside services will be Friday, April 18, at Osceola Cemetery.

LAWLER, Benjamin Franklin Rev.
b: 1834
d: 1925
Osceola Cemetery, Osceola, St. Clair Co, MO
Clinton Eye - Rev. Frank Lawler was found dead in his bed at the Vannice Hotel, of Osceola, where he made his home, Friday morning of last week. He had been in his apparent good health and had made no complaint. However he must have realized the approach of the last journey for about two months before he had selected his coffin and made complete arrangement for the funeral, and left his earthly affairs in careful order. Nobody was ever more ready for the heavenly call than he. He would have been 92 years old had he lived until this coming January 31st. At the age of 20 he entered the Baptist ministry and since that time for nearly 72 years has proclaimed the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ, weeping with those who wept, rejoicing with those who rejoiced and admonishing all of the penalties of sin. There has never been a sweeter or more wonderful life of ministry than his. There may have been more noted preachers, but never a greater minister. His prayer life had so filled his heart with the divine spark, and he loved suffering and sinning humanity so much that the results of his labors are endless. Other business and professions can be estimated in dollars but that of a true minister of the Lord Jesus Christ is invaluable through all time to come. He leaves a priceless heritage not only to his children, to to everyone who knew him. By his rare loveliness of character and his Christ like spirit he made life more worth while for everyone with whom he came in contact. He preached not for money, but for the love of god. He fearlessly faced any storm to minister to those who needed his kindly counsel. He preached God's great truths from the pulpits through all these years, his last pastorate being with the Osceola church, resigning only because it required a young man to keep up the pastoral work. He was not only a preacher, but a singer and poet. He had a voice of wondrous charm, which he used on all occasions for the glory of God. His poetry and songs were the same. Never was a religious gathering complete which he attended until they heard a solo from "Uncle" Frank. St. Clair and Henry counties have been wondrously blessed by having him with us. He was twice married, both wives having gone to heaven. All of his children were here for the funeral. They were: Frank and William Lawler, Long Beach, Calif.; Mrs. Fannie Jones and daughter, Mrs. Lewis, of Nebraska; Mrs. Lulu Reddick, Toronto, Canada. The funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at the Baptist church in Osceola, which would not hold the vast crowd of friends and relatives, who came from far and near. Rev. Bayne, was assisted by three visiting Baptist ministers. The music was beautiful and some of his songs were sung and his poems were read. There was a wealth of flowers in tribute to the departed. He was a Master Mason and a Masonic brother from Kansas City, was present, who conducted the graveside service, as it was thought Rev. Lawler was the oldest Mason in Missouri. The coffin was opened at the grave and the school chidlren, whom he so loved and their teachers went to the cemetery, where they took the last look at the kindly face, which they loved. Those who attended the funeral from Henry county were: Dr. and Mrs. W. T. Jennings, Arthur Highnote and wife, Floyd Sperry and wife, Mrs. Julia Barber, Merle Barber, John lawler, Wheatland, Wyo.; Ira Lawler and wife, Misses Mutie Bennett, Iva and Georgia Kitchen, Mrs. Evan Lawler, Judge Calvird, Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Lawler, Bob Lawler, Mr. Griffin, Walter and William Lawler and wives, and others, whose names the Eye did not learn. (Note: Rev. B. F. Lawler - b: Jan 31 1834 - d: Oct 23 1925, buried Osceola Cemetery, Osceola, St. Clair County, Missouri)

LAWLER, Berry Eldon
b: Jul 25 1923, Coal, Henry Co, MO
d: Apr 5 1992, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Englewood Cemetery LA-LY, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
arr: Consalus Funeral Homes

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Eldon Lawler, 68, route three, Clinton, died Sunday evening, April 5, 1992, at his home. - Berry Eldon Lawler was born July 25, 1923 on the home place near Coal, the son of Berry Logan Lawler and Dilla Mae Orton Lawler. He departed this life April 5, 1992 at the age of 68 years, 8 months and 11 days. He lived most of his life on the home place near Coal. On July 23, 1949, Eldon married Betty Jo Kimzey in Clinton. Eldon was a member of Tebo Baptist Chruch. He was a member of the Leesville School Board, and MFA Board of Directors for many years. He was the president of the Good Hope Cemetery Association, to which he donated a lot of time and effort. Eldon was a World War II veteran, receiving an honorable discharge in 1946. He always enjoyed his grandchildren and family. He was a life-long farmer and cattleman and always looked forward to the arrival of new calves in the spring. He was preceded in death by two baby daughters, his parents, and his step-father, William F. Decker. Survivors are his wife Betty Jo; three sons, Dale Eldon and wife Edith of Clinton; Gary Alan and wife Tammy of Warsaw, William Edward and wife Norma Jean of Clinton; two daughters, Mona Faye of Clinton and Tina Marie Colby of Lowry City; seven grandsons, four granddaughters, one brother, Calvin Lawler and wife Pauline of Raytown; several nieces, nephews, cousins and four aunts, Tracy Lawler of Clinton, Dorothy Parks of rural Clinton, Effie Gray of Chillicothe, and Ettie Orton of Eaton, Colorado. The following is a tribute to "Our Grandpa": Eldon Lawler was my grandfather, but I think I speak for the whole family when I say that his death came as a great shock. It affected us all, some more than others, but we all experienced the loss of one greatly loved and a terrible sense Grandpa was a good man, never afraid to do an honest day's work, and always willing to help a friend. He loved his family and we loved him. I'm proud to say that I don't know one person who disliked my grandfather. At a time like this, grief is easy and words are hard, but I think that instead of lingering over the thought of his death, we should always remember him as he was in life, full of love, always there when you needed him. Somehow, I know that's what he would want. Grandpa, you'll always be the Wind Beneath My Wings. We love you, Grandpa! - Your granddaughter, Joy Lawler. Funeral services were held Wednesday, April 8, 1992 at Consalus Chapel, Clinton. Burial in Englewood Cemetery.

LAWLER, Charles William
b: Dec 8 1874, near Hortense, Henry Co, MO
d: Aug 2 1938, Nevada, Vernon Co, MO
Englewood Cemetery LA-LY, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Eye - Charlie Lawler Dies - C. W. Lawler, who had been a sufferer at the state hospital, Nevada, the past several months, passed away while asleep about noon Tuesday, Aug. 2. His wife had been to see him Friday, when he was in a practical state of coma but the next day he recognized her and talked briefly, then fell to sleep from which he never fully rallied. Charlie Lawler as he was known in Clinton, was for years associated with the city, serving it as fire chief four years; as street commissioner five years; sexton at the cemetery four years, and drove a truck for various work many other years. He was a good worker, unwilling to surrender to illness or failing strength even when he had to hold on to the furniture to assist him about his home. Charles William Lawler was born December 8, 1874, near Hortense, the son of William and Amanda Ritchey Lawler, well known natives of Henry county. He grew up on the farm of his parents, learning the secrets of the soil early in life and April 3, 1901, went to the home of his grandfather, "Uncle Billy" Lawler, pioneer Baptist preacher of the county, and took Miss Lizzie Johnson as his bride. Directly following the service they came to Clinton where they had furnished rooms over the Russell Clothing store on the east side of the square. One son, Charles Lester, was born to them, who has been employed at Nevada the past months. Mr. Lawler had various homes in Clinton and for some years lived just out of town on the cemetery road where he improved a modern small farm, erecting all the buildings, and had a large flock of chickens. He always had a fine garden and took great interest in his yard and flowers, having a natural love of the soil and knowledge of growing things, and never tiring in industry. He had been ill about three years, high blood pressure and paralysis, taking its toll of a strong, hardy constitution, and since March 16 had been bedfast. He is survived by his widow who was faithful and gentle in her devotion to her husband and their son, above mentioned. One brother also remains, Alfred Lawler, of Beard, Iowa; two sisters in Kansas.

LAWLER, Chester Earl
b: Jan 4 1910, Coal, Henry Co, MO
d: Nov 1 1993, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
Crescent Hill Cemetery, Adrian, Bates Co, MO
arr: Ben Cast & Son-Wood Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Chester Earl Lawler, age 83, Holden, passed away Monday, November 1, 1993 at Research Medical Center in Kansas City. He was born January 4, 1910 in Coal, Mo., the son of William B. and Emma Lawler. He married Electa Murray December 22, 1934, in Butler. Mr. Lawler moved to Holden in 1936 from Garden City. He owned and operated the Lawler Oil Company and Service Station in Holden from 1936 to the Late 1970s. Mr. Lawler was a member of the First Baptist Church in Holden. He was a WW II Army veteran. He is survived by his wife, Electa, of the home; one brother, James Lawler, St. Joseph; one sister Gladys Lacy, Columbus, Ks. Funeral services were Thursday, November 4, 1993 at Ben Cast & Son-Wood Funeral Home, Holden. Burial was in the Crescent Hill Cemetery, Adrian.

LAWLER, Clara Margaret YOUNG
b: Jun 28 1900, near King City, Gentry Co, MO
d: Apr 11 1996, Lee's Summit, Jackson Co, MO
Englewood Cemetery LA-LY, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
arr: Consalus Funeral Homes

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Clara Margaret Young Lawler was born June 28, 1900, in King City, the daughter of Sinnett Madison and Sallie (Ficklin) Young. She died Thursday, April 11, 1996, at Jefferson Health Care Center, Lee's Summit. Clara was married to John Edwin Lawler, who preceded her in death in October of 1976. She was a homemaker and lived in Leeton for 21 years and attended the Harmony Baptist Church. She is survived by two daughters, Eleanor Burt and Marian Frances Ulmer, both of Kansas City; five grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Funeral services were held Saturday, April 13, at the Consalus Chapel, Clinton. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery.

LAWLER, Denver Earl
b: Dec 18 1920, Coal, Henry Co, MO
d: Aug 18 2001
Sheldon-Goodrich Funeral Home
Clinton Daily Democrat, Aug 21 2001 - Denver Earl Lawler, 80, Clinton, died Saturday, August 18, 2001. Born on December 18, 1920, in Coal, he was the youngest of three children born to Daniel Evan and Sarah Opal (McQueen) Lawler. He graduated from Osceola High School in 1939. A veteran of the United States Army, he served during World War II in the European Theatre. He married Lillie Josephine Loftin on May 31, 1946. A car accident on December 8, 1951, killed his wife and daughter, Jennifer Diane. On January 9, 1953, he married Nadine Hopkins. He retired from the Missouri State Highway Department where he worked in civil engineering. He was a Mason. He was a member of Pentecostal Church of God in Clinton. He was preceded in death by his wife and daughter, Jo and Diane Lawler; his parents, Evan and Opal Lawler; a brother, Dale Lawler; a daughter, Sharon Lawler Roberts, and his wife, Nadine Lawler. He is survived by his sister, LaVerne Sink of Osceola; two sisters-in-law, Arlene Lawler of Liberty and Imo Gene Roberts of Harrisonville, several nieces, nephews and a host of friends. Services were held Tuesday, August 21, at the Sheldon-Goodrich Funeral Home, Osceola.

b: Mar 15 1878, Audrain Co, MO
d: Dec 3 1938, Springfield, Greene Co, MO
Englewood Cemetery LA-LY, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Eye - Mrs. Charlie Lawler Passes - Death closed the eyes and stilled the busy life of Mrs. Charlie Lawler at 6:30 a.m. December 3, at the home of her sister, Mrs. Logan Hostin of Springfield, where she had gone just two weeks before, hoping to find, in treatments offered there, surcease for the grave malady that was slowly sapping her life's strength. After but two treatments, she was not able to take more. Given every loving attention by her sister and family and the kind wife of her only son, Lester, a bride of but four months, who came to help care for her the last week of her life, the slender life thread broke, amid scenes of love and happiness. Elizabeth Johnson was born March 15, 1878, in Audrain County and as a child about four years old she came with her parents, Samuel and Helen Collins Johnson and their other ten children to the old Bose Garth farm east of Clinton, Henry County. She attended Bethlehem School and under the pastorate of Dr. Stewart at the Clinton First Baptist Church, was converted and became a member of the Clinton Church. As ill health, which had gradually made inroads into her strength, took greater toll she often fretted about not being able to go to church and frequently spoke of the hope she had of becoming better and being able once again to go back to the House of the Lord. April 3, 1901, she became the wife of Charles W. Lawler, who had been farming east of Clinton. They came to town to establish their first home and here resided, except for a few years when they lived on a small truck and chicken farm a mile east of Clinton on the Ohio Street road. One son, Lester, was given them, who for the past two years has been working with a transfer and storage company in Nevada, Mo. He and his wife were both in Clinton for the funeral services. Two sisters, Mrs. Hostin, above mentioned, and Mrs. Charlie Corum of northwest of Clinton, and four brothers, Charlie Johnson of Manchester, Iowa; Joe Johnson of Thrush, Fred and Everett of Clinton, survive this loved sister, whose quiet ways and kind spirit made her beloved by all who knew her. She was an immaculate housekeeper and an excellent seamstress, whose gifted fingers made beautiful and artistic handwork and her skill as a cook was known to all her friends. Four months ago Mr. Lawler died and Sunday afternoon she was laid to rest beside him, in Englewood. Pall bearers were all nephews, Wilford Hostin of Springfield, Clifford, Noel, Hugh, Robert and Elvin Johnson of Clinton and vicinity. Mrs. Henry Slack, niece, of near Calhoun, and Mrs. Wilford Hostin of Springfield were among those present.

b: 1848
d: 1936

Clinton Eye - John T. Lawler Dead - Clinton relatives and friends have received word of the death of John T. Lawler, March 1, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Josie Goit, in Wheatland, Wyo. He had been in declining health for some time, but was bedfast only the last week of his life. Mr. Lawler was born in St. Clair county, Missouri, April 16, 1848, and came to Henry county when he was 20 years old. His father was Rev. W. D. Lawler, a Baptist minister in henry county for many years. Mr. Lawler was united in marriage to Miss Annie Anderson, October 6, 1867, by Rev. Dolbey, a Baptist preacher at Calhoun. The witnesses were Dan Minter, who now lives at Nevada, Mo., and is known to many Henry countians and E. D. Anderson. Mr. and Mrs. Lawler were given six children, as follows: Mrs. Chas. East, who lived east of Clinton before her death in 1930; Ira Lawler, near Clinton; Mrs. Julia Weakly and J. W. Lawler, Amsterdam, Mo.; Mrs. Josie Goit and Mrs. Grover Epperly, Wheatland, Wyo. There are also 16 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren surviving. Mr. Lawler was reared in the Baptist faith, and while yet in his teens accepted Christ as his Savior and united with the Baptist church. During the many years he lived in Henry county he was a faithful and outstanding worker in the Tebo and Good Hope Baptist churches. He was earnest and devout in his belief and lived a consistent Christian life, and excelled as a neighbor. He was a member of the Baptist Church at Wheatland at his death. The major portion of Mr. Lawler's life was spent in Henry county as he farmed east of Clinton in the Coal neighborhood many years. He left the county in the spring of 1917 and went to Wyoming, but he had made frequent trips back to his old home, spending about half of his time here. His wife died April 26, 1933, and he divided his time with his two daughters, Mrs. Epperly and Mrs. Goit, as long as he was in Wheatland. He was buried in Wheatland beside his wife.

LAWLER, Karen Kathleen PHELPS
b: Aug 29 1947, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
d: Oct 8 2004, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
Englewood Cemetery LA-LY, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Oct 26 2004 - Karen Kathleen Lawler was born August 29, 1947 in Clinton, the daughter of the late James D. and Catherine (Scrogham) Phelps. She was united in marriage to Tommy Lawler February 10, 1968, who survives. She died Friday, October 8, 2004, at St. Luke's Medical Center in Kansas City. In addition to her husband, survivors include her sons, Michael Lawler and his wife Robin, Nixa, and James Lawler and his wife Darcy, Roeland Park, Kansas; her brother, Gary Phelps of Harrisonville; her sisters Vicki Caldwell of Girard, Kansas, and Pam Lewis, Rawlins, Wyoming; her grandchildren, Evan and Alli, plus nieces and nephews, and her granddogs, Carter and Cinnamon. Karen's parents and one brother Duane Dee Phelps, preceded her in death. Karen was a homemaker and enjoyed photography, especially those of high school sports and her family. She was an active member of the Assembly of God Church in Clinton where she devoted her time to the church nursery. She was also a member of "The Committee". Funeral services were held Wednesday, October 13, at First Assembly of God Church in Clinton. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery.

b: Oct 2 1867, Pettis Co, MO
d: Nov 12 1939, 2 mi NE of Coal, Henry Co, MO
Englewood Cemetery LA-LY, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
arr: Consalus Funeral Homes

Clinton Eye - Mrs. Mattie Lawler Dies - Mrs. Mattie D. Lawler, a loved and respected resident of Henry County since the turn of the century, died at her home two miles northeast of Coal at 9:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 12, 1939. She had been ill since October, with a bowel trouble that hastened the end. Mattie Douglas Meredith was born Oct. 2, 1867, in Pettis County. She lived for a time in St.. Clair County, where she met and married her husband, B. Frank Lawler, and together they came to Henry County in 1910, to the Coal neighborhood, having lived on the same farm 29 years. Mr. Lawler died in 1932. A Baptist since childhood, this good woman was a credit to her kind and her life praised her Maker in thought and deed. All that can be said of her in tribute has its foundation in truth. The devotion of her daughter was one of the most beautiful relations of her life, and the care Miss Opal gave her mother, never leaving her bedside, soothed with gentleness and love, her last days on earth. Surviving Mrs. Lawler are her daughter, Miss Opal, above mentioned of the home; three sons, Evan of Vista, Claude of Atlantic, Iowa, and Auburn, of near Bethlehem, and one brother, Dee Meredith, in Erie, Kans. Funeral services were conducted at Good Hope Tuesday, burial was in Englewood. Present for the services from out of town were: Mr. and Mrs. Ben Proctor and Mrs. Lillie Miller of Erie, Kans.; Mrs. Leonard Harris and son, Arlie Meredith, of Osceola; Mr. and Mrs. Lee Meredith of Appleton City.

LAWLER, Nadene L.
b: abt 1927
d: 1999
Osceola Cemetery, Osceola, St. Clair Co, MO
arr: Sheldon-Goodrich Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton, MO, Nov 8 1999 - Nadene L. Lawler, 72, Clinton, died Sunday, November 7, 1999, at Golden Valley Hospital, Clinton. She was a retired nurse. Funeral services will be Wednesday, 10 a.m., at Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel in Osceola, with burial in Osceola Cemetery.

LAWLER, Tracy Evelyn ORTON
b: Dec 23 1913, Coal, Henry Co, MO
d: Aug 15 2001, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
Englewood Cemetery LA-LY, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
arr: Consalus Funeral Homes

Clinton Daily Democrat, Aug 28 2001 - Tracy Evelyn (Orton) Lawler was born December 23, 1913, in Coal (southeast of Clinton) and died August 15, 2001, at the age of 87, in St. Luke's Hospital in Kansas City. Tracy was the fifth of seven children born to Arthur Warren Orton and Samantha (Lowderman) Orton. She was a nurse at Clinton General Hospital until marrying Arthur J. Lawler on July 31, 1948. They made their home in Clinton and then in Lowry City for 18 years before returning to Clinton in 1982, where they lived until death. To their union two sons were born, Larry Logan and Robert Louis Lawler. Tracy was saved in a revival meeting at Clinton's New Hope Missionary Baptist Church in May 1955. Later she and Arthur were members of Pleasant Springs Missionary Baptist Church in St. Clair County until their deaths. Tracy was preceded in death by her parents; her two brothers, Louis and Walter Orton; her sisters, Nellie Denny, Della Decker and Effie Gray, and in 1991, her husband, Arthur. Survivors include two sons and their wives, Larry and Sharon Lawler of rural Columbia and Robert and Faith Lawler of Independence; one grandson, Matthew Evan Lawler of Olathe, Kansas; a step-grandson, Stephen wade Terry and step-granddaughter, Sarahanne Terry, both of Independence; one sister and husband, Dorothy and Owen Parks of rural Clinton, and sister-in-law, Ettie Orton of Eaton, Colorado; many nieces and nephews; cousins and numerous other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held August 18 at Consalus Chapel, Clinton. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery.

LAWLER, Walter R.
b: Jan 25 1882, Henry Co, MO
d: Jan 13 1936
Englewood Cemetery LA-LY, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
arr: Wilkinson Funeral Home

Clinton Eye - Walter Lawler died at 10:30 a.m. Monday with the most severe type of pneumonia, with which he had suffered about a week before death released him from his sufferings at his home east of Clinton. Everything that could be procured was used to keep the life flame burning, including a special trained nurse from Kansas City, two physicians and an oxygen tent. Mr. Lawler had been in a generally run down condition for some months, and his strength was not sufficient for him to recover when the pneumonia set in. Mr. Lawler, son of James W. and Louisa Kathryn Lawler, was born January 25, 1882, and spent his entire life in this county, with the exception of a few years he lived with his parents in St. Clair county near Lowry City. He was a grandson of Rev. Wm. B. Lawler, pioneer Baptist preacher of Henry county, and from this grandfather was handed down the old heritage of Baptist faith. Mr. Lawler was saved and united with the Good Hope Baptist Church in 1908, and was one of the strongest pillars of this church the remainder of his life. He supported the church not only with his ability and talent but also liberally of his means, and lived his life in such a way that it was an example for all his family and friends to follow. Every church service found Mr. Lawler in attendance if he was at all able, and always sought to follow his Master's teachings and to build His kingdom. In every way, Mr. Lawler was an exemplary man, in business, in home, and in religious affairs. Farming was his occupation and he was successful in this business, providing well for his family. his farm was a well-improved place which he had built up from a small beginning, and all his success was honestly achieved. He was a prominent mule and cattle man, both raising and trading in this stock. Miss Nellie Irene Smith and Walter Lawler were united in marriage June 9, 1909, and their married life had been spent in the eastern part of the county in the Coal community. They were given two daughters, Mildred Irene and Mary Kathryn, both of the home. Besides these daughters who are left to comfort their bereaved mother, one brother, William B. Lawler of Drexel survives Mr. Lawler. A sister and his parents preceded him in death. The funeral was conducted Wednesday at 2 p.m. by Rev. Hugh Sperry of Clinton at the good Hope Baptist church. Rev. Dale Huft, a former pastor of the church who is now in southern Missouri, assisted Rev. Sperry. Burial was in Englewood under the direction of the Wilkinson Funeral Service.

LAWLER, William Barker Rev. "Uncle Billy"
b: Nov 4 1821, Chatham Co, NC
d: Nov 16 1908, Henry Co, MO
Good Hope Cemetery, Bethlehem Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Nov 21 1908 - Uncle Billy Lawler is dead. The sweet chariot swung low and took him to his to his heavenly home Monday, November 16, 1908; aged 88 years. During the Civil Was, Rev. Lawler went to the homes and sang and prayed with them but such was the spirit of the times, that he was put in prison for doing so, but being released, he continued in the good work. His wife who was blind 20 years, died June 2, 1902. Ten children. The six surviving sons live in the Leesville neighborhood are Evan, John, William, James, Logan, and Robert. There are 31 living grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Rev. B. F. Lawler, pastor of the Baptist Church of Osceola, is a brother of Uncle Billy and Mrs. Elizabeth Boyd also of that place, is a sister, as is Mrs. Sarah Higgins, who lives near Collins. We love to think of Uncle Billy as being welcomed by bright winged angels and surrounded by his friends that have gone before, as he is ushered into the presence of the Lord of Hosts. He was born in North Carolina November 4, 1821. When 6 years old, he went with his parents to East Tennessee, where he was reared and acquired his education, mostly by self application. He was married in Polk County, Tennessee to Miss Amelia Molder. In 1964 they came to St. Clair County and, in 1965, to Henry County, where he bought the farm he lived on at the time of his death. He joined the Missionary Baptist Church in November of 1843 and became a minister in 1862. Since that tine he has acted as pastor of various churches in Tebo Township, obeying literally the command of the Master, who said "Feed My Sheep." There is scarcely an attendant at the baptist Church In Clinton, but who has been at a meeting when Uncle Billy was present and when they went away, they felt they has been nourished spiritually. Funeral at Good Hope, the church was draped in black and the coffin covered with beautiful floral offerings. - January 2, 1909 - Uncle Billy Lawler - Comments by A. C. Avery: Uncle Billy was the great millionary spirit of Tebo association. He would ride horseback through all the surrounding county, holding protracted meetings and organizing new churches and Sunday Schools. His rule was always to be on time at his appointments and never to disappoint a congregation. He was of a nervous temperament, very sympathetic and emotional and sometimes would cry and even shout aloud. At one of our associations, a visiting brother thought he was too ready to weep and said crying was not preaching the Gospel and another replied: "He that goeth forth and weepeth bearing delicious seed shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with him." About the close of the war, before there ever was a church house in Clinton, Dr. P. S. Jennings, of blessed memory, lighted up the brick courthouse with candles and lamps and sent out notice and had proclamation made from the window (as was the custom then) that Brother Lawler would preach. It has been a long time since there had been preaching in Clinton, and a goodly number assembled. His text was from Numbers 32-23 "Be sure your sins will find you out." The sermon was a notable one and delivered with such pathos and power that deep conviction and a profound impression was made on the congregation. He was a sweet singer of The Gospel, of strong child-like faith, and above all, mightily prevailing in prayer. Brother R. Jenkins, coming a stranger from Kentucky, hearing him pray in a protracted meeting for the first time, said. " Surely this man has been with the lord and learned from him." About 35 years ago with this writer, he attended the Southern Baptist Convention in St. Louis and it was a Feast of fat things to his soul. He regarded it as the great trip of his life and never forgot it or tired of rehearsing its incidents. And now he longed to see Jesus! And now Brother Lawler sees his Savior, Jesus, as he is, and is like him forever more.

b: Aug 30 1891, Coal, Henry Co, MO
d: May 29 1925, Henry Co, MO
Englewood Cemetery LA-LY, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Deepwater World, Deepwater, MO - Carrie Anne Eberting, daughter of Adam and Birdie Eberting, was born at Coal, MO., August 30, 1891. She grew to womanhood in Henry county. Was married to Aaron Lawrence, June 17, 1916. To this union three children were born - Delbert 8, Wilbur 6, and Veda Maxine 4. She was converted and joined the Presbyterian church of Deepwater in 19200, where her membership was at the time of her death, May 29, 1925. She was the twin sister of Clara Eberting Fry, who passed away five years ago. Her death was a shock to her entire family; she had been ailing for about two days, but did not seem to be serious until just a short time before she passed away. All medical aid seemed to be in vain. A scene that would melt the heart was the three little ones asking for their mother. It was the wish of the twin sisters that they might be laid away by each other. She leaves a heart broken companion, three children, her dear mother and father, three brothers, Albert and Harry Eberting of Deepwater, and Ed Eberting of Clinton; four sisters, Mrs. Jim Dore of LaDue; Mrs. Joe Edmonson of Clinton; Mrs. M. S. McMannis of Lawrence, Kans., and Gladys at home. All were present at her burial. She was laid to rest in beautiful Englewood cemetery.

b: n/a
d: 1899
Fields Creek Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Dec 4 1897 - Bert Lawson, who has been running a lunch counter in the Siefried Saloon, died Friday night from an overdose of morphine. Medical remains were buried in the Fields Creek Cemetery.

LAWSON, Beulah M.
b: abt 1900
d: 1997
Lowry City Cemetery, Lowry City, St. Clair Co, MO
arr: Sheldon-Goodrich Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Beulah M. Lawson, 97, of Lowry City, died early Saturday, June 28, 1997, at the Truman Lake Manor in Lowry City. She was born in Osceola. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Lowry City. She lived in Osceola until moving to Idaho in 1936. She moved to Lowry City in 1956. She is survived by two sons, Gene Lawson of Lowry City and Leo Lawson of Chino, California; one daughter, Edna Foote of Mission Hills, California; five grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren, other relatives and friends, and a host of nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be Thursday, July 3, at the First Baptist Church in Lowry city. Burial will be in the Lowry City Cemetery.

b: abt 1932
d: 2003
Lowry City Cemetery, Lowry City, St. Clair Co, MO
arr: Sheldon-Goodrich Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Dec 12 2003 - H. Gene Lawson, 71, Lowry City, died Wednesday, December 10, 2003, at Sac-Osage Hospital in Osceola. Funeral services will be Monday, December 16, at Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel in Osceola. Burial will be in Lowry City Cemetery.

LAWSON, Howard
b: Apr 15 1910
d: Sep 27 1995, Osceola, St. Clair Co, MO
Bethlehem Cemetery, Bethlehem Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Consalus Funeral Homes

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Howard Lawson, 85, Lowry City, died Wednesday, September 27, 1995, at the Sac-Osage Hospital in Osceola. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, September 30, at the Consalus Chapel, Clinton. Burial will be in the Bethlehem Cemetery, southeast of Clinton. He was the son of Joseph W. and Lillie Mae (Kaiser) Lawson. He lived in this area for many years. He is survived by his wife Ethel, Butler; three sisters, Jessie Cooper, Clinton, Josephine Hudson, Centralia, and Sylvia Ann Lawler, Yuba City, California, and a nephew, Glen Cooper, Clinton.

LAWSON, John Leslie
b: May 16 1927, Appleton City, St. Clair Co, MO
d: Mar 20 1993, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Appleton City Cemetery, Appleton City, St. Clair Co, MO
arr: Hill & Son Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - John Leslie Lawson, 65, Montrose, passed away March 20, 1993 at Golden Valley Hospital in Clinton. He was born May 16, 1927 in Appleton City, the son of C. B. and Julia DeWeese Lawson. He was united in marriage to Imojeanne M. Elrod on Feb. 25, 1949 at Trinity United Methodist Church in Appleton City. To this union five children were born. He grew up on the family farm seven miles southwest of Montrose. He was educated in the Oak Grove School and graduated from Appleton City High School in 1945. He then entered the U.S. Navy and returned to farming in the Montrose area after being honorably discharged Aug. 6, 1946. John completed several courses offered by the Henry County University of Missouri Extension. John collected plate block stamps, commemorative post cards and first day cover issue envelopes. He started his collection in 1962 when he began his postal career. Another hobby John enjoyed was square dancing. He was a former member of the Apple Dumplings Square Dance Club of Appleton City, and a member of the Jacks or Better of Clinton. John's postal career began in June 1962 with appointment as a temporary clerk. This appointment was later converted to career clerk. He became Officer in Charge during March of 1970. On January 15, 1971, he was appointed Postmaster by the U.S. Postal Service. At this time he joined the National Association of Postmasters of the United States (NAPUS). After twenty-five years of service he was presented a silver pin and certificate on Sept. 5, 1986. He retired from the U.S. Postal Service Sept. 1, 1989. John then joined the National Association of Retired Federal Employees (NARFE) of Butler. He held the position of Montrose Police Judge, served two terms as Montrose mayor. He has served on the Henry County Extension Council, conducted Civil Defense classes, was active in 4-H, past commander of the American Legion at Appleton City, past president of the Montrose Community Betterment Club, lifetime member of the American Legion at Butler, Adjutant of the V.F.W. Post 8820 of Montrose, involved with the Harry S. Truman Rural Water Supply District since its conception. He was also a past board member of the Montrose Senior Citizen Housing. John was a member of the Walnut Grove Presbyterian Church (USA) at Ballard. He was an active elder of the Walnut Grove Church and a member of the Grand River Parish Council. He was a Lay Preacher of the Grand River Parish for about thirty years. Survivors include his wife Imojeanne of the home; two daughters, Susan Cummings and Patricia Kalwei and her husband Anthony; three sons, J. Steven Lawson, Michael Lawson and Robert Lawson; two grandchildren, Denise Lawson and Daniel Cummings, all of Montrose; five sisters, Helen Romero, Costa Mesa, Ca., Mary Thayer, Mount Vernon, Ind., Mable Brewer, Appleton City, Jeannette Fairburn, Colorado Springs, Co., Louetta Choat, Kowloon, Hong Kong; two brothers, Clyde Lawson of Cornelius, Or., and Robert Lawson of Madrid, Ia.; nieces and nephews and a host of friends. He was preceded in death by his parents. Funeral services were held Monday, March 22, 1993 at Eckhoff-Hill Funeral Home, Appleton City. Burial was in Appleton City Cemetery.

LAWSON, Kenneth G.
b: Dec 4 1928
d: Dec 18 2007, near Windsor, Henry Co, MO
bur: McConnell Cemetery, Christian Co, MO
Hadley Funeral Home
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Dec 20 2007 - Kenneth G. Lawson, 79, of rural Windsor, Missouri, died late Tuesday evening, December 18, 2007, at his home. He was born on December 4, 1928, the son of Willis Edward Lawson and Georgia Ola (Scroggins) Lawson. On August 6, 1949, in Harrison Arkansas, he married Freda Lee Dickens, who survives of the home. Mr. Lawson worked at the Springfield News Leader for over 10 years, The Kansas City Star for 6 years and later worked for the Grandview School District for 15 years before his retirement. He raised cattle and loved to coon hunt. Kenneth was also an accomplished coon dog trainer, raising, training and showing several Grand Night Champion dogs. He was a member of the Grace Community Baptist Church, Windsor. In addition to his wife, he is survived by 2 sons, Randall Lee Lawson and his wife Barbara, Windsor, Mo.; Gale Allen Lawson and his wife Gracie, Belton, Mo.; a daughter, Sandra Ferguson and her husband Bill, Walnut Grove, Mo.; 2 brothers, Herbert Lawson, Shawnee Mission, Kansas; Dan Lawson, Independence, Mo.; a sister, Donna Dean, Springfield, Mo.; 2 sister-in-law's, Virginia Lawson, Springfield, Mo.; Brenda Lawson, Pleasant Hope, Mo.; 5 grandchildren, Robert Ferguson, Rhonda Ferguson, Rachel Ferguson, Bryan Lawson and Kayla Lawson; numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by 2 brothers, Alvie Lawson and Loy Lawson and a brother-in-law, Charles Dean. Funeral services will be Friday, December 21, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial will be in the McConnell Cemetery, near Nixa, Mo.

b: abt 1921, Texas
d: Sep 15 2005, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur: Cremation
Vansant-Mills Funeral Home
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Sep 16 2005 - Motor Lawson, 84, Clinton, died at Westwood Nursing Home, Clinton, Thursday, September 15, 2005. The family requested cremation with no services. He was born in Texas. He worked in construction until his retirement. He is survived by one daughter Donna White, Kansas City, and one grandson Dominique Lawson of Clinton.

LAWSON, Sevier
b: abt 1856
d: Jan 25 1892, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Fields Creek Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Eye, Jan 30 1892 - Died of typhoid pneumonia, Monday morning, S. Lawson, aged 36, of Clinton. Wife and one child to mourn. The remains were buried in Fields Creek cemetery.

b: Apr 22 1827, Tennessee
d: Feb 18 1892, 2 mi E of Hartwell, Henry Co, MO
Fields Creek Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Feb 27 1892 - Died, Feb 18, W. C. Lawson, at the residence of Newt Malone, a son-in-law, two miles east of Hartwell. He had gone out to take care of the sick in Malone's family a few days after the burial of Sevier Lawson, a son, who died on the 25th of January, of typhoid pneumonia, leaving a wife and one child. Shortly after his arrival, he took sick and Dr. Phillips of Garland was called and everything possible done, but to no avail. Born in Middle Tennessee, April 22, 1827; moved to Illinois when quite young, came to Missouri in 1870 and located in Bates county. Nine years ago this spring he came to this county, where he has since lived, on a farm most of the time. His wife died in 1875; six children living, four in Henry and two in Cass. Burial at Fields Creek. - Died, Thursday morning, Feb. 18, W. C. Lawson, at the residence of Newt. Malone, a son-in-law, two miles east of Hartwell. Deceased went out to take care of the sick in Malone's family a few days after the burial of Sevier Lawson, a son, who died on the 25th of January, of typhoid pneumonia, leaving a wife and one child. Shortly after his arrival, he took sick and Dr. Phillips of Garland was called and everything possible was done but he gradually grew worse and then his spirit was called to the mansions above where suffering and sorrow is unknown. Deceased was born in Middle Tennessee, April 22, 1827; moved to Illinois when quite young and came to Missouri, to Bates county, in 1870. Nine years ago this spring he came to this county and has lived on a farm most of the time. In 1875, his wife preceded him to the home above. Six children are living, four in Henry and two in Cass county. Remains buried in Fields Creek cemetery, with nine of the family to sleep that long and peaceful sleep.

LAWTON, Earl Eugene
b: 1930
d: 2004
Rockville Cemetery, Rockville, Bates Co, MO
arr: Sheldon-Goodrich Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Oct 15 2004 - Earl Eugene Lawton, 74, Rockville, was born June 11, 1930, in Lee's Summit, the son of Harold Donald and Edna (Shields) Lawton, and died at his home Wednesday, October 13, 2004. He was a Navy Veteran, serving from 1948-52. He was a lifetime member of VFW Post #1894 and American Legion Post #14, both of Clinton. On December 9, 1968, he married Lillie Mae Kirk in Deepwater. They lived in Deepwater until moving to Rockville in 2000. He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Jack Lawton and Robert Lawton, and one sister Hattie Harris. He is survived by his wife Lillie, of the home; one daughter Jessica Stover, Rockville; on son Walter Lawton and wife, Deepwater; two granddaughters, Anna Marie and Angela Mae Anderson, Clinton; three sisters, Dorothy Scovill, Raytown, Brenda Canturbury, Holden, Patricia Jenkins, Camdenton; other relatives and many friends. Funeral services will be Sunday, October 17, at Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel, Osceola. Burial will be in Rockville Cemetery.

LAY, Richard John
b: Jun 15 1959, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
d: Dec 16 2011, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Vansant-Mills Funeral Home
Richard John Lay, age 52, of Clinton, Missouri passed away Friday, December 16, 2011 at Clinton Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, Clinton, Missouri. Memorial Services will be Thursday, December 22, 2011 at Mt. Calvary Church 208 E. Grandriver, Clinton, MO. Richard was born In Kansas City, Missouri the son of Richard Clark and Billie L. (Walker) Lay. He worked as a laborer. He is survived by his father, Richard C. Lay and one sister, Debra Van Hoecke both of Clinton and one brother, David Lay of Blue Springs, Missouri.

b: Apr 18 1876, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
d: Oct 8 1947, Henry Co, MO
Englewood Cemetery LA-LY, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Wednesday morning, October 8, 1947, at 5:00 o'clock, Miss Luella Laycock, 80 passed away in the home where she was born and had lived all of her life. She and a younger sister, Miss Grace Laycock, 76, had lived together in the old house South of Shawnee Mound, just off the present highway 13, since the death of their parents and other close relatives. With the paving of the highway and the straightening of the road, their home, which was formerly on a sharp turn of the road, was more or less cut off from the world and the two sisters lived in an era of the past Dressed in the clothes of a bygone period, they could be seen often by travelers walking with heads high and an easy graceful swing to the store in Shawnee Mound to make their purchases. Miss Luella had been sick only a few days and her death came as a shock to the younger sister, who not having a car or a telephone started to walk to Clinton to notify Vansants Funeral Home of the death of her sister. Mrs. John Balke, who was passing by, brought her to Clinton and stayed with her until time to go back to her lonely home. Miss Laycock is survived by the one sister and three nieces, one living in Phillipsburg, Kansas, one in Arkansas and Mrs. Garland Albin, formerly Miss Frances Laycock, who lived for a time with her aunts, who sent her to college and after her graduation while she was teaching school for 12 years in the county a later after her marriage, she was ever a source of pleasure to the maiden ladies. She also leaves a nephew in Kansas City. Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon at the graveside in Englewood Cemetery.

LAYMAN, Frank Erhart
b: Nov 17 1902, Montrose, Henry Co, MO
d: Apr 8 1993, Loveland, CO
Teays Chapel Cemetery, Bear Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Vansant-Mills Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Frank Erhart Layman, son of John and Georgia Erhart Layman was born November 17, 1902 in Montrose, and passed away April 8, 1993 at Sierra Vista Health Care Center in Loveland, Colorado. He was a farmer in Missouri and Colorado and later worked for the Lock Joint Pipeline Company in Connecticut and Pennsylvania. He then worked for the Meadow Gold Ice Cream Company in the deep freeze department until his retirement in 1969. He was a member of the Loveland Trinity United Methodist Church and the IOOF Lodge, Loveland. He was preceded in death by his wife, Reba, in 1980, his parents and two brothers, Nick and Joe, and two sisters, Ida Powell and Iva Roberts. He is survived by eight nieces and nephews: Joe Hood, Houston, Tx., Frieda Conrad, Billings, Montana, John Layman, Little Rock, Arkansas, Margerite Woolsey, Keithville, Louisiana, Arlene Hannah, Highland, Ca., Norman Martin, San Demas, California, Barbara Baker, Anaheim, Ca., and Robert Ferguson, Wichita, Ks. as well as a number of great nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held at the Vansant-Mills Chapel, Wednesday, April 14, 1993. Burial was held at the Teays Chapel Cemetery, Montrose.

b: Mar 26 1907, Coyville, Wilson Co, KS
d: Oct 23 1995
Bear Creek Cemetery, Bear Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Gladys M. Layman died on October 23, 1995, after a short illness. She was born in Coyville, Kansas, on March 26, 1907, where she spent most of her youth. She then moved to the Montrose area after marrying John N. Layman on August 16, 1930. Nick preceded her in death on April 1, 1975. Gladys then moved into the Community Housing in Montrose where she lived until her illness. Gladys received much recognition for her many community services. She was a member of the United Presbyterian-Methodist Church and the Olive Branch Chapter of the Eastern Star of Appleton City. She was preceded in death by her parents, Grace V. and Oliver J. Lawrence; brothers, Oliver Carl and Paul Lawrence; sisters, May Pucket and Mamie Shepherd; grandsons, Nick and Joe Layman. She is survived and dearly missed by sister, Frances Henley; stepchildren, Marguerite L. Woolsey and John Layman Jr.; five grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Funeral services were held at the United Presbyterian Methodist Church Montrose, Wednesday, October 25. Burial was in the Bear Creek Cemetery, Montrose.


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