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MEAD, John David Jr.
b: 2003
d: Jan 15 2003, Warrensburg, Johnson Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery ME-MY, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
arr: Vansant-Mills Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 16 2003 - John David Mead, Jr., infant son of John David Mead and Stephanie Michelle Barber, died Monday, January 15, 2003, at Western Missouri Medical Center, Warrensburg. Graveside services will be Friday, January 17, at Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

MEAD, John Thadious
b: Mar 27 1849, Wisconsin
d: Apr 9 1932, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Laurel Oak Cemetery MA-MI, Windsor, Windsor Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Aged Man Passes. John Thadious Mead was born in Wisconsin March 27, 1849, and died April 9, 1932, at the age of 83 years and 13 days, at his home on West Grand River street. He moved to Missouri with his parents when he was a small boy and settled near Versailles, living there most of the time until he married Lillie Genevia Richardson April 28, 1895. His wife preceded him in death 22 years. They spent most of their life together in Windsor. Three children were born to them, one daughter, Mary Lucinda, died November 5, 1913, in Windsor. He leaves Casper, north of Clinton; Thadious who kept and cared for his father for the last 12 years. He had been a member of the Windsor, Methodist church for many years. He was sexton of the Windsor cemetery for many years, where he was a respected citizen. After a graveside service, he was tenderly laid to rest near the graves of his wife and daughter in the Laurel Oak cemetery, in Windsor.

MEAD, Lillie Genevia RICHARDSON
b: Dec 20 1874
d: May 6 1910, Windsor, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Laurel Oak Cemetery MA-MI, Windsor, Windsor Twp, Henry Co, MO
Windsor Review, Windsor MO, May 10 1910 - Mrs. John Mead Dead. Mrs. John Mead died at her home on Smith street Friday, May 6, and was buried in Laurel Oak Cemetery Saturday, May 7. Mrs. Mead had been an invalid for a long time and was never able to regain her health after a protracted illness last fall. Mrs. Mead leaves a husband and three small children who have the sympathy of the entire community in their loss of wife and mother.

MEADE, Terry Dianne NELSON
b: Sep 8 1948, California
d: Jul 18 2005, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur: Cremation
arr:
Consalus Funeral Homes
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jul 19 2005 - Terry Dianne Meade, 56, Clinton, died at her home Monday, July 18, 2005. Funeral services will be held Thursday, July 21 at Consalus Funeral Home with cremation to follow. She was born September 8, 1948, in the state of California, daughter of John Q. and Virginia P. Nelson. She married Joseph E. Weddle May 3, 1994. She was a homemaker. Her parents preceded her in death. Survivors include her husband Joseph, of the home; one daughter, Deidre A. Woods, Clinton; two brothers, John Q. Nelson Jr., St. Joseph, and Scott Nelson, Tennessee, and two grandchildren, Joseph Q. Sorden and Raven J. Duchame.

MEADOWS, Kenneth William
b: Apr 7 1921, Fairfield, Carroll Co, MO
d: Jan 13 1998, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery ME-MY, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
arr: Consalus Funeral Homes

Clinton Daily Democrat, Jan 28 1998 - Kenneth William Meadows died Tuesday, January 13, 1998, at St. Luke's Hospital in Kansas City, at the age of 76 years, nine months and six days. He was born April 7, 1921, in Fairfield, the son of Charles Edward and Nancy Scott Meadows. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the United States Army. On October 2, 1941, in Osceola, he married Virginia Green. Kenneth was a lifelong resident of this area. He worked at Larabee Mills at 5th and Mill in Clinton for 11 years, then was a supervisor for Smoot Grain, making a total of 55 years in that business. For a number of years, Kenneth raised black Angus cattle on a farm east of Clinton. He was a member of American Legion Post 14 of Clinton. He is survived by his wife, Virginia, of the home; two daughters, Carrol Rotert, Montrose, and Linda Meadows, Kansas City; one sister, Goldie Rowe, Grand Junction, Colorado; three grandchildren, Sherri Farmer, Chris Apsher and David Roberts, all of Clinton; one great-grandson, Clayton Farmer. Funeral services were held Friday, January 16. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

MEADOWS, Virginia J. GREEN
b: Oct 2 1923, Iconium, St. Clair Co, MO
d: Nov 16 2006, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery ME-MY, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
arr: Vansant-Mills Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Nov 17 2006 - Virginia J. Meadows, 83, Clinton, died Thursday, November 16, 2006, at her home. Funeral services will be Monday, November 20, at the Vansant-Mills Chapel, Clinton, with burial in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton. She was born in Iconium. She was married to Kenneth William Meadows, who preceded her in death on January 13, 1998. She is survived by two daughters, Carrol Rotert and husband Arthur, Montrose, and Linda Meadows, Clinton; one brother Tom Green, Clinton, as well as three grandchildren, Sherri Farmer, Chris Apsher and David Roberts and three great-grandchildren, Clayton Farmer, Chase Apsher and Kayli Roberts.

MEADS, Danny Dean
b: May 4 1964, Windsor, Henry Co, MO
d: Jul 20 2016, Sedalia, Pettis Co, MO
bur:
Laurel Oak Cemetery MA-MI, Windsor, Windsor Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Consalus Funeral Homes

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jul 25 2016 - Danny Dean Meads, 52, Sedalia, died at Bothwell Hospital on July 20, 2016. Danny was born May 4, 1964, to Danny Ross Meads and Gail "Snider" Meads of Windsor. Even though Danny was disabled, he worked for Country Kitchen as a dishwasher for years. Later, after moving to Nevada, he worked constructing boxes for the Sheltered Workshop. Danny loved watches, owning over 100 of them. He also loved rings. Danny was very generous, especially to those in need. As a very loving individual, he always looked to try to make new friends. Survivors include his mother, Gail Vaughn (Herschel) of Clinton; three siblings, Gala Palmgren (Don) of Stover, Sherri Switzer of Springfield and Dana Renee of Fort Worth, Texas; six nieces and nephews, Jesse, Seth, Joshua, Brittlin, Hunter and Greyson, and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Preceding Danny in death were his father, Danny Ross Meads; grandparents, Frances and Walter Snider and Zelma and Ott Meads; a brother, Shane Morgan; a niece, Whitney Plumlee, and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. A funeral service was conducted July 25, followed by interment at Laurel Oaks Cemetery, Windsor.

MEADS, Ida V. YOUNT STONE
b: Jul 27 1916, Warsaw, Benton Co, MO
d: Feb 15 2003, Windsor, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Laurel Oak Cemetery MA-MI, Windsor, Windsor Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Hadley Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Feb 17 2003 - Ida V. (Stone) Meads, 86, Windsor, died Saturday morning, February 15, 2003, at Fern's Care Center in Windsor. She was born July 27, 1916, in Warsaw, the daughter of Sylas Benton Yount and Eliza Charity (Failer) Yount. On March 24, 1934, in Benton County, she married Henry Sylas Stone, who died February 5, 1981. On September 10, 1985, she married Porter Carl Meads, who died November 17, 1990. She worked for the International Shoe Factory in Windsor for 21 years. She was a member of the Calhoun Christian Church, Calhoun. She is survived by one son, Robert E. Stone, Warsaw; two daughters, Leona D. Woodward, Centerview, and Betty Jo Creach, Windsor; three stepdaughters, Mary Andersen and Pauline Goucher, both of Windsor, and Patsy Busker, Clinton; a stepson, Carl "Buzzy" Meads, Windsor; seven grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, numerous step-grandchildren, step-great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by stepson, Alden Meads; three brothers, Jacob Yount, Harvey Yount and Eugene Yount; three sisters, Ada Kreisel, Frances Frisch and Elva Shumake. Funeral services were Monday, February 17, 3 p.m. at the Hadley Funeral Home in Windsor. Burial was in Laurel Oak Cemetery.

MEADS, Maudie Florene COOPER
b: Dec 4 1933, near Leeton, Johnson Co, MO
d: Dec 13 2010, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Laurel Oak Cemetery MA-MI, Windsor, Windsor Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Hadley Funeral Home

Maudie Florene Meads, 77, of Clinton, Missouri, formerly of Windsor, Mo., died early Monday morning at the Golden Valley Memorial Hospital in Clinton. She was born December 4, 1933, in Johnson County, Mo., near Leeton, the daughter of Clarence Cooper and Florence (Hicks) Cooper. On April 18, 1952, in Windsor, she married Roscoe Dean Meads, who preceded her in death on February 14, 1963. Maudie worked in a variety of jobs including managing the Meadow Lake Country Club, working at Rival Manufacturing, and as a Medical Technician at the then Westwood Nursing Home. She also had her Emergency Medical Technician license. Maudie loved to play bingo, playing mostly at the American Legion Hall and the Eagles Lodge in Clinton. Playing bingo was the highlight of her week. She also enjoyed fishing, mushroom hunting, working in her yard, and just being outside and enjoying the sunshine. Maudie was remembered as a very good cook and made excellent jelly. She especially loved her cat, Bunky and her two dogs, Muffy and Page. Survivors include 3 sons, Jerrald Meads, Rocky Meads and Darace Meads all of Clinton, Mo.; a daughter Cindy Meads, Troy, Mo.; a step-son, Morgan Burch, Montrose, Mo.; a step-daughter, Pam Winkler, Clinton, Mo.; 18 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. In addition to her husband, Maudie was preceded in death by her beloved companion of 29 years, Deryl Burch, who died June 12, 2005. Funeral services will be Thursday, December 16 at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial will be in the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

MEANS Charles F.
b: May 19 1910, Benton Co, MO
d: Oct 31 2005, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery ME-MY, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
arr: Consalus Funeral Homes

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Nov 1 2005 - Charles F. Means, 95, Montrose, died Monday, October 31, 2005, at Clinton Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center. Funeral services will be held Thursday, November 3, at Consalus Funeral Home, with burial in Englewood Cemetery. Charles was born in Benton County, Missouri, May 19, 1910, son of Arthur B. and Rozella Sapp Means. On October 2, 1942, he married the former Oletha Burris and to this union two daughters were born. He was a farmer and had served his country during World War II, in the Army Air Force, earning three bronze stars. He was a member of the White Oak United Methodist Church and the American Legion Post 371 (Urich) for over forty years. His parents, siblings, Beatrice Means, Hazel Means, Audra Martin, Will Means, Kenneth Means, Gilbert Means, Lyle Means, June James and an infant, preceded him in death. Surviving is his wife, Oletha of 63 years; two daughters, Oleta Atchison and husband Charles; Elaine Vance and husband Ray; four grandchildren, Denice Bond and husband Damon; Lori Atchison, Eric Atchison and wife Janelle and Rachel Stewart; four great grandchildren, Emily and Seth Bond, Cole and Evan Atchison; one brother James Means and wife Alice; one sister, Verna May Siguardson; one sister-in-law, Naomi Means plus several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held November 3, 2005, at Consalus Funeral Home. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery.

MEANS, Fielding
b: abt 1844, Benton Co, MO
d: Mar 13 1925, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery ME-MY, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Fielden Means died at the County Farm, March 12th. He would have been 94 years old had he lived until this coming September 7th. He was a true Albino. He was a familiar figure on the Clinton streets for years. His father, the late Wm. B. Means, owned 160 acres in the north part of Clinton, that is now one of the main residence sections. On this tract stood a two-story house, a portion of the house is still in use, at the corner of Mill and Main streets. He leaves a niece, Mrs. Emma Thomas, of Kansas City. He made his home with his brother, Levy Means, until about 40 years ago. Since then he had been at the County Farm and bedfast for the five years previous to his death. Rev. A. N. Lindsey conducted a graveside service at Englewood last Saturday morning. - (Note: The birthdate and age given in the obit is wrong. The birth place may also be wrong. Using date of death from death certificate.)

MEANS, Gilbert A.
b: May 17 1917, Lincoln, Benton Co, MO
d: Aug 17 2002, Warrensburg, Johnson Co, MO
bur:
Laurel Oak Cemetery MA-MI, Windsor, Windsor Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Consalus Funeral Homes

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Sep 3 2002 - Gilbert A. Means was born May 17, 1917, in Lincoln, son of Arthur and Rozella Sapp Means. He died August 17, 2002, at the Missouri Veterans Home in Warrensburg. He served in the United States Army stationed in Alaska from September 1942 to December 1945. He returned home to farm and continued farming and raising livestock that he enjoyed very much. Gilbert loved going to the sales and was well known at the sale barns. He liked visiting with people, especially children and their activities. Family reunions were a big event to Gilbert. In 1988 he suffered a stroke on Thanksgiving Day and was no longer able to take care of himself. He spent the last several years in nursing home care. Preceding him in death were his parents; four sisters, Helen June James, Hazel Means, Beatrice Means, Audrey Wilson Martin; three brothers, Will, Kenneth and Lyle Means; one niece, Winifred Wilson, and one nephew, Tommy Means. Survivors include two brothers, James R. Means, Clinton, and Charles F. Means, Montrose; one sister, Verna May Sigerdson, Portland, Oregon, and numerous nieces and nephews. He will be missed by his family and friends. Funeral services were held August 19 at Consalus-Bradley Chapel, Clinton. Burial was in Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

MEANS, Henry Harrison
b: May 4 1812, Hopkinsville, Christian Co, KY
d: Mar 27 1893, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Lewis Station Cemetery, Deer Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Apr 15 1893 - Henry H. Means, who died at his home 2 1/2 miles east of Lewis after an illness of eight days of Bright's disease, was born near Hopkinsville, Christian County, Ky., May 5, 1812, which would have made him 81 on his next birthday. He received more than a common school education and at an early age read medicine, which he thoroughly understood but never practiced any. After he came to Missouri, he spent most of his time teaching and was very successful. Married twice; to his first wife, Miss Miller, in Kentucky, near where he was raised, and remained there two years, at which time he buried the wife of his youth and babe. Life not being satisfactory, he emigrated west and landed in old Missouri in 1844 and stopped with some of his relatives in the eastern part of Henry County, where he secured a school for a term of several months. He won the affections of Miss Mary Fewel and they were married on the 5th of July, 1844 and in the fall they went back to his old home in Kentucky and stayed until spring, when they returned to this state and stayed in Howard County two years, then to Johnson for a short time, then to the western part of Henry for several years and then to the north part of the county and from there to the old homestead where he lived until his death. They had eight children and all are living but one, Mrs. Lou Carroll, who died some two years ago, so five boys and two girls are left to mourn their father's loss. B. F. Means is living in Montgomery County; Z. T. Means is living in East St. Louis and the rest of the children are now making their home in this county. Although he never belonged to any church, he was a strong believer in religion as taught by the Bible, which he studied until he knew almost every passage and where it would be found. He was brought up according to strict Methodist discipline, to which faith and doctrine he ever adhered. About two years ago after his recovery from an attack of the disease which terminated his life, he resolved to seek God, which he did, and expressed a desire to unite with the old Methodist Church, as he termed it, but for some reason he failed to do so. On the evening of March 28, 1893, his life closed and his remains were borne to the Lewis cemetery, where he was laid by the side of his wife, who died five years ago, and the breezes of the summer will blow softly over their graves.

MEANS, Jean H. HALL
b: Oct 22 1901, Stanberry, Gentry Co, MO
d: Mar 19 2000, St. Louis, St. Louis Co, MO
bur:
Laurel Oak Cemetery MA-MI, Windsor, Windsor Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Hadley Funeral Home

Clinton Daily Democrat, Mar 20 2000 - Jean H. Means, 98, St. Louis, formerly of Windsor and Sedalia, died early Sunday morning, March 19, 2000, at the Del Mar Gardens Nursing Home in St. Louis. She was born October 22, 1901, in Stanberry, the daughter of Taylor G. Hall and Mary Hannah (Groves) Hall. On June 19, 1921, in Windsor, she married Wendle Ewing Means, who preceded her in death April 14, 1934. Mrs. Means had worked as a bookkeeper for the Missouri State Treasurer's Office in Jefferson City for 29 years before her retirement in 1973. She was a member of the First Christian Church, Windsor. Survivors include two sons, Robert Ewing Means, Klamath, Oregon, and Finis Taylor Means, St. Louis; four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. In addition to her husband, Mrs. Means was preceded in death by a daughter, Lorili Delaine Means. Graveside funeral services will be Thursday, at the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

MEANS, Levi B.
b: Sep 27 1847, Lexington, Lafayette Co, MO
d: Jul 30 1898, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery ME-MY, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Jul 2 1898 - 4:30 Thursday morning the spirit of Levi Means took its flight and the home was made sad by the loss of a husband a father who was often heard to remark that he did not have an enemy 0 that he loved everybody. Born in Lexington, Mo. September 27, 1847, moved with his parents to Clinton when four years old, was honest and respected by all. Married June 28, 1868 and deep is the grief of his widow. Monday evening, death came very near and those by his bedside say by his look and movement of hands, he was communing with spirits. He motioned his daughter, Mrs. Ward, to come to him and told her he saw his mother, who had been dead five years. Leaves five children - Mrs. Ward, Mrs. Anderson, Mary Aggie and one son Morris. A member of the Baptist Church 11 years.

MEANS, Margaret L. "Maggie" SMITH
b: Aug 28 1846, Benton Co, MO
d: Mar 16 1903, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery ME-MY, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Missouri, Apr 4 1903 - Died - Mrs. Margaret L. Means at her residence on North Main Street, at 7:30 Monday morning, March 16, 1903. Born in Benton county August 28, 1846 and married to Levi B. Means in 1868. Eight children, four surviving. She bore her illness with greatest patience, praying the Lord to bless her and ease her affliction. Mother is dead. Oh, what grief and anguish those words bring. Burial in Englewood.

MEANS, Mary Odineal FEWEL
b: Jan 31 1820, Rockingham Co, NC
d: Sep 25 1887, Lewis Station, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Lewis Station Cemetery, Deer Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Oct 8 1887 - Died, at the residence of her son, M. H. Means, at Lewis, Mrs. Mary O. Means, after suffering fifteen days with the remittent fever, on September 25 1887. Born in Rockingham county, N.C., January 31, 1820 and was 67. With her father, Zach Fewel, and family she moved to Missouri in 1832, stopping about one year in New Franklin, Howard county. In the fall of 1833, the family moved to the western part of Benton county. In 1834, Mr. Fewel was sent to the Legislature from the county. He spent the remainder of his life with his family at the old homestead until he died in 1842. Mary O. Fewel was married to her beloved husband, H. H. Means, September 5, 1844. He survives her. They had eight children, five boys and three girls, all still living. Six were present when the spirit of their beloved mother was wafted above. Z. T. Means, her third son, who resides in Illinois, came in answer to a telegram and remained with her for several days but thinking her better, he returned home two days before her death. B. F. Means, second son, who lives in Callaway, did not receive news of her illness until too late to see her. Mrs. Means never belonged to any church yet was a devout believer in religion and about two years ago made a profession at a series of meetings at the M. E. Church at Lewis, coming forward and professing her hope in Christ and asking the prayers of the church. She had been deprived of natural eyesight about 12 years, but as this would grew dark, the bright Star of Bethlehem beamed forth to guide her onward. Buried at the Lewis cemetery on the 26th.

MEANS, Thomas Ray
b: Mar 25 1943, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
d: Dec 7 1999, Blue Springs, Jackson Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery ME-MY, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Daily Democrat, Dec 9 1999 - Thomas Ray Means, 56, Blue Springs, died Tuesday, December 7, 1999, at his home. He was born March 25, 1943, in Clinton. He was a member of Plaza Heights Baptist Church. He was a deacon and active in the Men's Ministry of the church. He had been an active deacon in churches of which he was a member since 1976. He graduated from Clinton High School in 1961. He served in Vietnam and with the U.S. Army, earning the National Defense Service Medal, the Vietnam Service Medal with three Bronze Starts, the Republic of Vietnam Campaign Metal, the Combat Infantryman Badge and Sharp Shooter Badge. He was a member of the VFW. He was a driver for Blue Springs Truck Line. He was preceded in death by his mother, Ruby Velda Means, and his father, Kenneth Melvin Means. He is survived by his wife, Linda Kay Means, of the home; a son, daughter-in-law and grandson, Mr. and Mrs. Leland Means and Coleman of Austin, Texas; a daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Bryan of Lee's Summit; one sister, Shirley Jean Evans of Sedalia; one brother, Alan Kelly Means of Colorado Springs, Colorado. Funeral services will be Friday at Plaza Heights Baptist Church, Blue Springs with graveside services at Englewood Cemetery, Clinton - Webb-Freer Funeral Home, Blue Springs.

MECKLING, Dorthea Eugenia DENNIS
b: abt 1920
d: Apr 30 1998, Nashville, TN

Clinton Daily Democrat, May 12 1998 - Dorthea Eugenia (Dennis) Meckling, 78, died at Trevecia Health Center in Nashville, Tennessee, April 30, 1998. She grew up in White Oak community. She was a WAC in World War II. Her parents, Joe and Harriet Dennis, also six sisters and five brothers preceded her in death. She leaves to survive her a son, Michel Briley; grandson Michel Jr. of Nashville; a granddaughter, Danille Briley; a great-grandson, Nahn David Lee of New Mexico; a brother, Jay Dennis and wife, Gladys, Montrose; also several nephews and nieces. Graveside services were May 6 at the Veterans Cemetery in Middle, Tennessee.

MEDFORD, Masako IOKA
b: Nov 21 1934, Nara, Honshu, Japan
d: Nov 7 2008, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Laurel Oak Cemetery MA-MI, Windsor, Windsor Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Hadley Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Nov 11 2008 - Masako Mefford, 73, of Windsor, Missouri, died Friday, November 7, 2008, at the Golden Valley Memorial Hospital, Clinton, Mo. She was born November 21, 1934, in Nara, Honshu, Japan, the daughter of Masakazu and Hisae Ioka. On May 27, 1960, at the American Consulate in Sapporo, Japan, she married Hugh Robert Mefford, who survives of the home. Masako worked at the International Shoe Factory, in Windsor, from 1973 until it closed in 1985. She then went to work at U.S. Safety (Parmalee), in Windsor, from 1985 until her retirement in 2006. Masako enjoyed gardening and growing flowers. She also enjoyed traveling, especially visiting her family in Hawaii and two special nieces, Alicia and Angela Castillo. She was a member of the First Baptist Church, Windsor and the American Legion Auxiliary, Post 82, Windsor. In addition to her husband, Bob, Masako is survived by a son, John Mefford and his wife Liesl, Tacoma, Washington; 5 grandchildren, Sean Mefford; Travis Mefford; Robbie Mefford; Anthony Mefford; Crystal Mefford; a great grandchild, Ayana Mefford; 2 brothers; 1 sister and numerous nieces and nephews. Masako was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Robert; a sister and a brother. Memorial services will be Thursday, November 13, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Private family burial will be in the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

MEEK, Hershel "Buzz"
b: Jan 13 1918, St. Louis, St. Louis Co, MO
d: Mar 2 2005, Clinton, Henry Co, MO

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Mar 4 2005 - Hershel "Buzz" Meek, 87, Clinton, formerly of Mexico, Missouri, died Wednesday, March 2, 2005, at Golden Valley Hospital in Clinton. Funeral services will be held Saturday, March 5, at Pickering Funeral Home, Mexico. Interment will be in East Lawn Memorial Park. He was born January 13, 1918, in St. Louis, the son of Duncan L. and Annette DuParri Meek. On September 8, 1946, in Mexico, he married Virginia Phillips, who survives of the home. He served in the Army Air force as a Staff Sergeant during World War II from May 1942 until October 1945. He was involved in campaigns in North Africa and Italy. He earned nine battle stars, two Presidential unit citations and a Purple Heart. He worked at A.P. Green Co. as a shipping clerk for 42 years until his retirement in 1980. He was a member of First Christian Church in Mexico where he served as a deacon, Mexico Jaycees, assistant leader of Boy Scouts, treasurer of the Greenco Credit Union and a life member of the 57th Bomb Wing Reunion. In addition to his wife, survivors include a son Terry Meek, Fenton; a daughter Martha Wagner and husband Michael, Clinton; two step-grandchildren, Christopher Wagner and Elisabeth Cruce, and four step-great-grandchildren, A. J. Cruce, Joshua Burkhart, Taylor Cruce and Katelyn Wagner. One brother preceded him in death.

MEFFORD, Annabell May ECKHOFF
b: May 11 1931, Cole Camp, Benton Co, MO
d: Dec 14 2016, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
bur:
Laurel Oak Cemetery MA-MI, Windsor, Windsor Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Hadley Funeral Home

Annabell M. Mefford, 85, of Windsor, Missouri, died Wednesday afternoon, December 14, 2016, at the Research Medical Center, Kansas City, Mo. She was born May 11, 1931, in Cole Camp, Mo., the daughter of Gustav Heinrich Bernard Eckhoff and Anna Marie (Casto) Eckhoff. On February 24, 1951, in Clinton, Mo., she married Richard Walter Mefford and he preceded her in death on July 8, 2009. Annabell worked as a sewing machine operator at the International Shoe Factory in Windsor for 20 years. She also worked at Unitog, Benz Manufacturing and the Windsor Review before her retirement. Over the years, Annabell enjoyed doing embroidery work, making quilts, collecting bells and angels, camping, fixing big holiday meals, and going to the Windsor Senior Center. She also enjoyed babysitting. She was a member of First Baptist Church, Windsor. Survivors include a son, Gary Wayne Mefford, Carrollton, Mo.; 3 daughters, Carol Ann Phalen (Norris), Windsor, Mo.; Marie Clevenger, Windsor, Mo.; and Cathy Banning (Tim), Windsor, Mo.; 8 grandchildren, Angie Platt (John), Jacqueline Treece (Michael), Valerie Bridges (Dan), Sonya Hornback (Brian), Teresa Noel (Danny), Jennifer Banning, Christopher Richards (Susan), and Kimberly Banning; numerous great-grandchildren; 2 brothers, Bill Eckhoff and Thomas Eckhoff (Jeana), both of Cole Camp, Mo.; and several nieces, nephews, and great-nieces, and nephews. Funeral services will be Monday, December 19 2016, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial will be in the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

MEFFORD, Emma J. FOLSOM
b: Oct 6 1904, Morgan Co, MO
d: Oct 21 2001, Windsor, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Laurel Oak Cemetery MA-MI, Windsor, Windsor Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Hadley Funeral Home

Clinton Daily Democrat, Oct 23 2001 - Emma J. Mefford, 97, Windsor, died late Sunday afternoon, October 21, 2001, at her home. She was born October 6, 1904, in Morgan County, the daughter of William Allen Folsom and Emma Nancy (Duffer) Folsom. On September 28, 1924, in Camden County, she married Edwin Hurley Mefford, who died August 15, 1976. Mrs. Mefford was a homemaker and had worked many years ago at the Hamilton-Brown Shoe Factory (later to become the International Shoe Factory) Windsor, and at LaFavor's Laundry, also in Windsor. She is survived by four sons, Lee Edwin Mefford, Hugh Robert Mefford, Richard Walter Mefford and Herbert Vernon Mefford, all of Windsor; three sisters, Kate Roark, Windsor, Ellen Crenshaw, Climax Springs, and Edna McGuire, Champagne, Illinois; 23 grandchildren, 47 great-grandchildren, 12 great-great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; two sons, Sidney Carl Mefford and Jerry Joe Mefford; three brothers, Bill, Thomas and Edwin; two sisters, Lena and Louetta, and one great-grandson, Nicholas. Funeral services will be Thursday, October 25, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial will be in the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

MEFFORD, Jerry Joe
b: Feb 12 1941, Windsor, Henry Co, MO
d: Feb 17 1998, Windsor, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Laurel Oak Cemetery MA-MI, Windsor, Windsor Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Hadley Funeral Home

Clinton Daily Democrat, Feb 17 1998 - Jerry Joe Mefford, Sr., 57, Windsor, died Tuesday, February 17, 1998, at his home in Windsor. He was born February 12, 1941, in Windsor, the son of Edwin Hurley Mefford and Emma Josephine (Folsom) Mefford. Mr. Mefford worked at Tracker Marine in Clinton from 1989 to 1997. Survivors include a son, Jerry Joe Mefford, Jr., Windsor; a daughter, Kelly Mefford, Greenwood; four brothers, Richard, Mefford, Robert Mefford, Lee Mefford and Herbie Mefford; three grandchildren, Jason, Brian and Melissa; his mother Emma Mefford, Windsor, and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be Thursday, February 19, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial will be in Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

MEFFORD, Lee E.
b: Mar 5 1927, Climax Springs, Camden Co, MO
d: Mar 14 2011, Windsor, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Laurel Oak Cemetery MA-MI, Windsor, Windsor Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Hadley Funeral Home

Lee E. Mefford, 84, of rural Windsor, Missouri, died early Monday morning, March 14, 2011, at the Windsor Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, Windsor. He was born March 5, 1927, in Climax Springs, Mo., the son of Edwin Hurley Mefford and Emma Josephine (Folsom) Mefford. On June 28, 1947, in Windsor, Mo., he married Lucille Parrack, who survives of the home. Mr. Mefford owned and operated a dairy farm, with his family, for many years until his retirement. He also worked at several chicken hatcheries, in and around Windsor, for many years. After his retirement, he started a new job, "fishing." He especially enjoyed fishing with his son, grandsons and good friends. He served in the United States Army during World War II and was a member of the First Baptist Church, Windsor. In addition to his wife, Lee is survived by 2 daughters, Sharon Mefford and Patricia Mefford, and a son, Robert Mefford, all of Windsor; 2 brothers, Herb Mefford and his wife Karen, and Hugh Robert Mefford, both of Windsor.; a sister-in-law, Annabel Mefford, Windsor; 5 grandsons, Dennis Mefford; Wesley Mefford; Jody Fergerson; Paul Fergerson and Robert Fergerson; numerous great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Allen Lee Mefford, 3 brothers, Sidney Mefford, Richard Mefford and Jerry Mefford. Graveside services will be Friday, March 18, 2011, at the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

MEFFORD, Robert "Bob"
b: Jun 13 1960, Chitose, Hokkaido, Japan
d: Aug 8 2007, Corpus Christi, TX
bur:
Laurel Oak Cemetery MA-MI, Windsor, Windsor Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Hadley Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Oct 14 2007 - Robert "Bob" Mefford, 47, of Corpus Christi, Texas, formerly of Windsor, Missouri, died Wednesday, August 8, 2007, in Corpus Christi, Texas as a result of an automotive accident. He was born June 13, 1960, in Chitose, Hokkaido, Japan, the son of Hugh Robert Mefford and Masako (Ioka) Mefford. He graduated from Windsor High School in 1979. He then joined the United States Navy, serving in the Persian Gulf on the aircraft carrier USS Constellation as an aircraft mechanic. After his discharge, he returned for a short while to Windsor before settling in Honolulu, Hawaii. There, he worked as a mechanic for a local tourist airline. Afterwards, he moved to Tacoma, Washington and was employed by Manke Lumber Company. He eventually settled in Corpus Christi, Texas to work in construction. Bob had a creative gift and was artistically inclined. In his younger years, he was skilled in woodworking, metalwork and drawing. With his family, he enjoyed camping and other outdoor activities. Bob also had a passion for motorcycles and was a member of a motorcycle club. Survivors include his children, 2 sons, Robert Allen "Robbie" Mefford; Anthony Thomas Mefford; and a daughter, Crystal Brianne Mefford all of Tonopah, Arizona; his parents, Hugh and Masako Mefford, Windsor, Mo.; a brother, John Mefford and his wife, Liesl, Tacoma, Washington; 2 nephews, Sean and Travis Mefford; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Graveside committal services will be Friday, August 17, 2007, at the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

MEHUS, Jewell ROSS DAVIS
b: Sep 2 1897, Henry Co, MO
d: Mar 30 1988, Forsyth, Taney Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery ME-MY, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
arr: Consalus Funeral Homes

Clinton Daily Democrat 1988 - Mrs. Jewell Ross Mehus of Forsythe died at Plantation Hills Nursing Home there Wednesday, March 30. Mrs. Mehus was a former Henry County resident, and worked for the Clinton Eye at one time and was a writer and book store owner. She is survived by a daughter, Elizabeth Moran of Branson. Burial at Englewood Cemetery, Clinton, Mo.

MEIER, Elizabeth Ann JONES
b: Sep 29 1923, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
d: Jun 7 2006, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Mt. Moriah Cemetery, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
arr: Vansant-Mills Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jun 23 2006 - Elizabeth Ann Meier, daughter of Carl and Mary Anna (Lapham) Jones, was born September 29, 1923, in Kansas City and died at Golden valley Hospital, Clinton, on June 7, 2006, at the age of 82 years. Elizabeth lived most of her life in the Kansas City area before moving to Clinton in 1988. She was married to Richard E. Meier, who preceded her in death on January 1, 1987. She was a homemaker. She was a member of the Clinton United Methodist Church, the golden Valley Hospital Auxiliary and she also volunteered for Twin Lakes Hospice. She is survived by her two daughters, Diana Wescott and husband Gary, Farmington, Minnesota, and Susan Turner and husband Don, Clinton; two sons, Richard Meier and wife Jill, Liberty, and Pat Meier and wife Kathy, Trimble, as well as nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the United Methodist Church, Clinton, on Saturday, June 10, with interment in the Mt. Moriah Cemetery, Kansas City.

MeierOTTO, Henry Joseph
b: Jun 20 1860, Ft. Madison, IA
d: Nov 7 1934, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery ME-MY, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton, MO - Henry Joseph MeierOtto died at his home at the corner of Ohio and Water streets at 2 a.m. Wednesday. He had been in failing health for the past 11 years, having suffered a series of strokes in that time, but was bedfast just six weeks previous to his death. His affliction left him unable to articulate for several years, so he could not talk to his friends and loved ones although he could understand what they said. He enjoyed their companionship, also reading, until the last few months. Mr. Meierotto was born June 20, 1860, near Ft. Madison, Iowa. There he grew to young manhood, learning the trade of cabinet making. December 29, 1885, he was married to Miss Margaret Kelly. They lived there for awhile, then went to Texas. In 1904 they came to Henry county where Mr. Meierotto purchased the place known as the Mound farm, four miles northeast of Clinton. This home soon became the social center of the neighborhood as Mr. Meierotto played the violin with skill and trained his older children in music. During leisure hours, music, song, and laughter filled the home. There was a large family of children, but Mr. and Mrs. Meierotto had even larger hearts, and their children came to Clinton to school where they made many warm friendships. Saturdays and Sundays their home was filled with young people, some times as many as 10 to 15 guests going out to spend the week-end with this happy family. There was always room for the friends of their children in the home as this good couple furnished fine, clean amusement for their sons and daughters. Mr. Meierotto was a devout member of the Catholic church and a regular attendant. Here also did he give of his talent of music and for many years played the violin there. He enjoyed farming and did a good job of it, but cabinet making was his hobby and the set of fine tools which he owned were prized possessions, for he continually built conveniences in the home for his loved ones and was ever ready to improve his place. In 1917 when they lost their home by fire, a modern 8-room tile house with bath, was built, and in it were many of the things which he built. He and his wife moved to the home where he died, nearly five years ago when his health became such that it was impossible for them to live on the farm, which they sold upon coming to Clinton. Mr. Meierotto read extensively and was interested in politics and the government of his country. He argued good-naturedly with his friends on every question of the day. Tuesday his wife remarked that it was the first time he had ever missed voting since she had known him. These several years he was unable to talk, he came to town and listened with keen interest to the political discussions of his friends. He is survived by his beloved wife, with whom he has enjoyed nearly a half century of companionship. Two of their children have passed on, John, who died six years ago, and an infant daughter. The children who survive are B. C. Meierotto and Mrs. Frank Higgins of Red Oak, Iowa; Mrs. Alfred Pogge, Neola, Iowa; Joe Meierotto of Independence, Mo; Will, Albert, and J. L. Meierotto and Mrs. Phil Rentchler of Clinton; Kelly, the youngest son, lives ... (obit cut)

MeierOTTO, James Leo
b: Mar 3 1893, Albia, Monroe Co, IA
d: Dec 6 1939, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery ME-MY, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
arr: Consalus Funeral Homes

Clinton, MO - Heart Attack Fatal To Jas. L. Meierotto - Clinton Restaurateur Stricken The Evening of Dec. 6 While at a Legion Meeting - Devout Catholic and Friend to All - Jim Meierotto, popular restaurateur at Clinton, died about 8:45 p.m. Wednesday, December 6, 1939, from a sudden heart attack which came about 8:00 p.m. that evening while he was assisting at the American Legion meeting in the place of the regular mess sergeant, Dan Lichterman, who is in the hospital. Mr. Meierotto was immediately taken to his home at 310 East Jefferson Street by Will Crome and Wyatt N. Peck, fellow Legionnaires, and a doctor summoned but his administrations were to no avail. Mr. Meierotto had suffered heart trouble some time and had poor health since serving in the World War. He was born March 3, 1893, in Albia, Iowa, a son of Mr. and Mrs. H. J. Meierotto, coming with them about 1904 to what is now known as the Meierotto farm northeast of Clinton, where he was reared. November 24, 1919, he was united in marriage to Miss Violette Mohrweis of Deepwater and to them were given four children who are left to comfort their mother and are: Mary Bernice, Margaret, Joan Ann, and Patricia Ann. Besides these Mr. Meierotto leaves his mother, Mrs. H. J. Meierotto, and Kelly Meierotto, both of Chicago; B. C. Meierotto of Essex, Iowa; Albert Meierotto, Kansas City; Will and Joe Meierotto and Mrs. Phil Rentchler, all of Clinton; Mrs. Frank Higgins, Columbus, Nebr.; Mrs. Alfred Pogge, Neola, Iowa, and a nephew, Verle Meierotto, of Clinton, who was very close to his uncle. Mr. Meierotto was a member of Battery B. 130th Field Artillery and saw 18 months active service overseas during the World War, taking part in the Meuse-Argonne and St. Mihiel drives. For two years before the war, he was a fireman on the Frisco and after his return from the War he was again employed by the Frisco for six months, then he and his family lived five years at Deepwater, assisting Mrs. Meierotto's parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Mohrweis, in their general store. Mr. Meierotto was also for ten years a traveling salesman for a tobacco company, working out of Kansas City. Five years ago he opened a restaurant on the west side of the square in Clinton which burned about two years later. Soon after which time he opened a diner on North Second Street, both places of business being popular, for his patrons were assured good food, prompt service and an extraordinary cleanliness. Quiet, courteous, kindly, Mr. Meierotto met the world with a smile and though he knew death walked beside him he was unafraid, for in the life of this exemplary, fine man, the Cross held first place and the love of his God and his church were his bulwark and strength. In his heart also burned a glowing fire of patriotism, whose like is seldom seen in other men. His country and her flag had claimed the physical force of his youth, but the sacrifice he made for them was never begrudged, even when he knew health was lost to him forever. Enthroned also in the heart of Jim Meierotto was his fireside, where he beloved and splendid wife and four lovely, charming daughters made complete a circle of love and perfect companionship. And there helping him in decisions, guiding him in judging wisely and directing young feet in paths of good morals and gentle manners, was the spirit of the Christ, for he made a practical thing of his faith, not living apart from it. As a peace time citizen and as a soldier he had seen life in the world in all its best and worst phases and it was a foundation for the best he hoped to build in the lives of his children ere the thread of life was cut for him. Often Mr. Meierotto would leave his restaurant for a quiet family dinner at home and then they would go in a group to a show or on a short outing, where the bonds of love and understanding were knitted closer. If in the lives of all men, as with Mr. Meierotto, were an earnest desire to stand right in relation with their community, justified by their conscience and approved by their church, such lives as his, so lately cut short, would be the rule and not the exception. Thus in memory he leaves a dominant force for good and the world is better for having had such a citizen as he. He was a devout member of the Clinton Holy Rosary Catholic Church. He was also a loyal and active member of the American Legion, also belonged to the V.F.W. He had been active with Salvation Army Drives and on the Chamber of Commerce Board. Requiem High Mass was conducted on Saturday at the Holy Rosary Church. Burial was at Englewood. The Rosary was said at the Consalus & Peck Funeral Home Friday. The American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, and their Auxiliaries; the Camp Fire Girls and Booster Girls, of which Joan and Margaret Meierotto are respective members, attended the funeral in a body. Mr. Meierotto's mother, brothers and sisters were all present except Mrs. Pogge, whose husband came, also Frank Higgins and the Higgins' daughters, Peggy and Phyllis Ann. Others present included Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Mohrweis of Deepwater; and Mr. and Mrs. Henry Devine of Wisdom, Mo.

MeierOTTO, John Bernard
b: Jun 30 1891, Albia, Monroe Co, IA
d: Dec 23 1928, Springfield, Greene Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery ME-MY, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton, MO - John B. MeierOtto Dead - All Clinton was grieved Sunday evening when the sad news came over the wire that John B. MeierOtto had passed into eternity, at 6:50 p.m., at the home in Springfield, Mo., after an illness of about a week with influenza, which developed into double pneumonia a few days before his death. The skill of nurses, physicians and loved ones was used in the fight for his life. Those at his bedside, when the end came, besides his wife were, Mr. and Mrs. Jim Meierotto, Joe Meierott, Sam Hallford and son, Leland, of Clinton, and daughter, Mrs. D. S. Jackson, of Kansas City. Deceased was born June 30, 1891, at Albia, and came with his parents to Henry county a number of years ago. More than 15 years ago, he entered the employment of the Frisco, and was one of their engineer-firemen, having the noon run through Clinton with Monk Evans. He was united in marriage with Miss Helen Hallford, August 1922. Clinton and Springfield had been their home since. Theirs was, indeed, a happy marriage. They were always sweethearts. John was a dependable worker and devoted to his home, where he was always found after his work was over. He was a devout member of the Catholic church and the body was brought to Clinton, and the funeral held Wednesday morning at 9 o'clock at the Catholic church, with interment in Englewood. Besides his wife, he leaves his beloved parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. J. Meierotto, northeast of Clinton; six brothers - Will, of Kansas City; C. D., at Red Oak, Ia.; Jim and Joe, of Clinton; Albert and Henry Kelly, at the home farm, northeast of Clinton; three sisters - Mrs. Phil Rentchler, Clinton; Mrs. Frank Higgins, Red Oak, Ia. and Mrs. Alfred Pogge, Neola, Ia. John's death was the first break in his parents' family circle.

MEISBURGER, Joseph C., Father
b: Oct 17 1916
d: Dec 20 2002, Independence, Jackson Co, MO
bur:
Mount Olivet Cemetery, Raytown, Jackson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 15 2003 - Father Joseph C. Meisburger, 86, died December 20, 2002, at St. Mary's Manor in Independence. He became a priest at age 49. A priest in the diocese for 36 years, Father Meisburger may be remembered by many because of his involvement in the Gift of Faith capital campaign, which raised $2 million for the priests' retirement fund. Before becoming a priest, Father Meisburger worked in the newspaper business. In high school, he started working for The Kansas City Star and The Associated Press for 12 years he performed various duties, from office work to tape-gumming for the New York Stock Exchange report, to operating the teletype machine. His early career in newspapers ended in 1942 when he joined the United States Army, and was stationed in Boise, Idaho. While there, he wrote and edited The Gowen Beacon. After World War II, he again worked for The AP, but after earning a degree from Rockhurst University in 1947, he pursued a vocation to the priesthood. He was ordained in 1966 at the age of 49. Father Meisburger served as pastor of St. Therese Parish in Parkville, Immaculate Conception Parish in Montrose, and St. Ludger Parish in Germantown. He was an associate pastor at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish in Raytown, St. Columban Parish in Chillicothe, Sacred Heart Parish in Warrensburg, and Christ the Kind Parish and St. Gabriel Parish, both in Kansas City. He served as chaplain at St. Francis Convent and the state hospital in Nevada. He was senior priest in service at St. Mary Parish, Independence, for 11 years. He retired in 1988. A funeral mass was celebrated December 23 at St. Mary Church. Burial followed in the priests' section of Ascension Garden in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Kansas City.

MEISNER, Eula Lavon STOW
b: Dec 21 1919, Anabel, Macon Co, MO
d: Sep 12 2002, Columbia, Boone Co, MO
bur:
Mt. Zion Cemetery, Redman, Macon Co, MO
Clinton Daily Democrat, Sep 13 2002 - Lavon Meisner, 82, Macon and formerly of Clinton, died Thursday, September 12, 2002, at Columbia Regional Hospital. She was born December 21, 1919, in Anabel. On September 16, 1937, she married Chris M. Meisner. She lived in and around Macon her entire life, except for the time spent in Clinton. Services will be Sunday September 15, at Hutton-McElwain Funeral Home, Macon. Burial will be at Mt. Zion Cemetery in Redman. Preceding her in death were her husband of 56 years, Chris Meisner; one son, Jack Meisner, Clinton, and one sister, Nona Walker. She is survived by four sons and four daughters, Neil Meisner, Clinton, Chris S. Meisner, Overland Park, Kansas, Lewis Meisner and John Meisner, Macon, Vonna Jo Gregory and June Vestal, Tennessee, Bobbie Truitt, Macon and Gayla Ricci, Arizona; one brother, Jack Stow, Gladstone; 25 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

MEISNER, Jack L.
b: Jul 12 1951, Macon, Macon Co, MO
d: Nov 11 2001, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery ME-MY, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
arr: Vansant-Mills Funeral Home

Clinton Daily Democrat, Dec 5 2001 - Jack L. Meisner died November 11, 2001, in St. Luke's Hospital, Kansas City, at the age of 50 years. He was born July 12, 1951, in Macon, the son of Chris M. and Lavon (Stow) Meisner, growing up in the Macon area and graduating from Macon High school in 1969. Jack served in the United States Navy from April 28, 1970, until March 30, 1972. Not too long after that, Jack came to Clinton where he spent the biggest part of the rest of his life. Before owning and operating his own trucking business, he worked at various jobs ranging from the Clinton Packing Co., to construction-type work and then Peabody Coal. He was a member of these Clinton Lodges: Masonic Lodge No. 548, the VFW Post 1894 and the Elks Lodge No. 1034. August 5, 1982, represented a special day in the life of Jack and Karen as they united in marriage. Instantly Jack stepped into the role of father for their children, Monica, Angela and B.J. Jack was a devoted and loving person who shared a special bond with his wife, children, grandchildren, brothers, sisters and special friends, Leo and June Huff. Jack's greatest joys were not only spending time with his children and grandchildren, but in typical grandpa-fashion, talking about them as well. A day did not pass by without Jack expressing his love to each of them. In fact, during the day, Jack was known to sneak over to his grandchildren's house just to play. Jack also had a special nickname for each of his grandkids. Jack certainly had a way with worlds. Not only with spoken ones, but, written as well. As those who knew him can attest to, he always had a story to tell. His knack of expressing himself through written word and even putting some of those words to the music he played on his guitar, were privilege to few and are some of the most cherished. in his final day, Jack wrote each of his children a letter expressing his everlasting love and told them that even though he could not be with them physically, he would always be watching over each of them as their guardian angel. He asked them just to look up in the sky and see that one bright shining star .. and that star would be him ... shining his love upon them. Jack is survived by his wife, Karen Meisner, and one son, B.J. Bramell, both of the home; two daughters, Monica Ross of Warrensburg and Angela Frederick of Clinton; five grandchildren, Hillary, Dalton, Bradley, Katelyn and Jeffry; his mother, Lavon Meisner of Macon; four brothers, Chris S. Meisner of Overland Park, Kansas, Lewis F. Meisner and John A. Meisner, both of Macon, and Neil Meisner of Clinton; four sisters, Vonna Jo Gregory of Nashville, Tennessee, Bobbie Kay Truitt of Macon, Gayle Lee Ricci of Flagstaff, Arizona, and June Vestal of Antioch, Tennessee, as well as a number of nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, Chris Meisner, Clinton, and his nephew, Lonnie M. Truitt, Macon. Funeral services were Wednesday, November 14, at Vansant-Mills Chapel, Clinton. Burial was at Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

MELCHIORRE, Katherine Louise SMITH GREGORY
b: Oct 15 1915, Lake Arthur, LA
d: Apr 8 2008, Petaluma, CA
bur:
Mullin Cemetery, White Oak Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 15 2008 - Katherine Louise Melchiorre was born October 15, 1915, in Lake Arthur, Louisiana, and died April 8, 2008, at Evergreen Health Center in Petaluma, California, at the age of 92. She was the oldest of five children born to Charles Judson and Myrta Dyer Smith. During her childhood her father was a rice farmer and they farmed in Louisiana, Arkansas and southern Missouri before moving to Urich in 1924 where her father opened a new rice farm. It is believed that this was the northern-most rice farm in the state. She attended a one-room rural elementary school and then went to high school in the small town of Urich. In August 1931, she married Donald V. Gregory and had one son, Donald G. Gregory. After this marriage ended in divorce, she moved to Portland, Oregon, to be with her two sisters. In October 1945 she married George Melchiorre and they moved to Miami, Florida, where Katherine enjoyed a career as a bank officer in retail banking. In 1951 Katherine and George adopted a son, Carlo Melchiorre, of Atri, Italy, who was George's distant relative. Her husband was a lead mechanic for Pan American Airways and they traveled extensively to the countries where PanAm flew including many trips to Italy to visit George's relatives and one "around the world" trip upon George's retirement. In 1977, "Nonnie" and George moved to Rohnert Park to be closer to their grandchildren. After George's death in 1982 Katherine continued to travel visiting relatives and friends in Florida, Missouri and Texas, making her last trip in July 2007 to attend her Class of 1933 high school reunion. Katherine is survived by her sons Donald Gregory (Ann) of San Rafael, and Carol Melchiorre of the home; grandchildren, Linda Gregory (Jeff Grey) of San Rafael, Mitchell Gregory (Ingrid) of San Diego and Shane Melchiorre of Tampa, Florida, and one great-grandchild, Matthew Grey. Also surviving are two sisters, Marjorie Mendenhall, Columbus, Ohio, and Betty Smith, Lee's Summit, and a brother Ron Smith, Salado, Texas. There are also seven nieces and seven nephews who survive. She was proceeded in death by her parents and husband; two brothers, Charles E. and U. G. (Coach) Smith and a sister, Myrta Hill. In accordance with Katherine's wishes, no formal memorial service will be held, but a gathering of family, friends and neighbors is planned to celebrate her long and successful life.

MELLEN, Wyatt Louis
b: Oct 22 1935, Benton Co, MO
d: Jan 22 2005, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery ME-MY, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
arr: Vansant-Mills Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Feb 9 2005 - Wyatt Louis Mellen, the son of Louis and Bessie Mellen, was born October 22, 1935, at his family's home near Racket in Benton County. He died peacefully at his home in Clinton Saturday, January 22, 2005, at the age of 69. Wyatt grew up on his family's farm north of Racket and was saved at the early age of 10 at the Shady Grove Baptist Church near his home. He graduated from Warsaw High School. On December 21, 1952, he married Mary Ann Parsons from LaDue in Henry County. Wyatt was successfully employed at several vocations during his lifetime, including farming and working for General Motors, but he retired as a boilermaker and was a member of the Local Number 83 in 1989. Later in life Wyatt answered the Lord's call to become a minister. He was ordained May 16, 1993, at the Clear Creek Baptist Church, east of Lincoln, in Benton County. He served as pastor at the Clear Creek Church and later at the good Hope Baptist Church in Kansas City. Wyatt was a man with a variety of interests which included playing the fiddle, guitar and dulcimer, piloting airplanes and gardening. He was blessed with a talent for mechanics and was a skilled welder. His greatest joy however, was spending time with his grandchildren, watching them grow and participate in their various sports and activities. He was a constant source of advice and support for his children and grandchildren and will be greatly missed by his family and friends. Wyatt is survived by his wife Mary Ann of the home; two daughters, Debbie Abdoler and husband Rich, Clinton, and Lisa Glass and husband Tom, Americus, Kansas; one sister, Leila Faye Dalsing, Clinton, and four grandchildren, Emily Abdoler, Rachel Abdoler, Matt Glass and Michael Glass. Funeral services were held at Vansant-Mills Chapel Wednesday, January 26. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

MELTON, Julia K. McBETH
b: Aug 1876, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
d: Oct 8 1929, Parsons, Labette Co, KS
bur:
Englewood Cemetery ME-MY, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Mrs. Julia K. McBeth Melton died at the hospital in Parsons, Kans., Saturday at 11 a.m. Last year she had a bad attack of influenza, which affected her heart. Several weeks ago she went to Kansas City to the Research hospital, where she went thru the Clinic. They advised rest and she went home and seemed much better until just two days before her death, when she became ill and her husband took her to the hospital and she seemed to get better, but the end came very suddenly. She was born in Clinton at the home of her parents, the late Mr. and Mrs. R. C. McBeth, on South Second street, more recently owned by Norton Schuyler, where she grew to womanhood, graduating from the Clinton schools and Baird College. Later she attended the Normal at Kirksville. She taught successfully in Clinton for several hears, then Prof. Reynolds urged her to come to the Kansas City schools, where she taught until her marriage about 14 years ago to Leslie R. Melton. She was a woman of exceptional charm and amiable disposition and a home maker. Several years ago they moved to a farm near Parsons, for the benefit of her husband's health. She enjoyed it there as she was a lover of nature and often spoke of the picture from her windows of the peaceful herds of cattle and other farm animals that was more beautiful to her than any painting of a great master. She was a devout member of the Catholic church. Her body was brought to Clinton and taken to the home of her cousin, Mrs. Minnie Connor, known as the McLane home on the corner of Ohio and Second street, and the funeral was held Wednesday morning at the Holy Rosary church. Burial in Englewood. Deceased is survived by her beloved husband, one brother McLane McBeth of Kansas City; three sisters, Misses Katherin and Roberta McBeth, who have been traveling the past year and who were in Detroit, Mich., at the time of their sister's death and Miss Mary McBeth of Kansas City.

MENDENHALL, Richard Edward "Rick"
b: Oct 28 1964, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
d: Jul 28 2010, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Drakes Chapel Cemetery, Deer Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Vansant-Mills Funeral Home

Richard "Rick" Edward Mendenhall, age 45 of Clinton, Missouri passed away July 28, 2010. Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Sunday, August 1, 2010 at Vansant-Mills Chapel, Clinton, with burial in Drakes Chapel Cemetery. Rick was born in Clinton, Missouri the son of Larry and Carolyn (Dalton) Mendenhall. He was a member of Boy Scout Troop 225; he graduated from Clinton High School in 1983; he worked for Gregg Smith Ford Motors, Clinton, for the last 16 years, where was parts manager; he was a member of Drakes Chapel United Methodist Church. Rick was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Gene and Jewell Dalton; his paternal grandparents, Charles and Anna Mendenhall; his uncles, Richard Dalton and Harold Mendenhall. He is survived by his daughter, Tanya Mendenhall and her boyfriend, Mark Buce; his girlfriend, Janae Vallentine and her three children; his parents, Larry and Carolyn (Dalton) Mendenhall; brothers and sisters, Ronnie and his wife Jean Mendenhall, Renee and her husband, Larry Garrison, Ryan and his wife, Laura Mendenhall, Randy Mendenhall all of Clinton, Michelle Mendenhall and her fiance, Shawn Phillips of Flemington, Krystle and David Wolfe of Sedalia; his aunt Linda Bailey and husband, Lester and his uncle, Jim Dalton and wife, Velma all of Clinton as well as eleven nieces and nephews; two great nephews and a host of cousins.

MENDENHALL, Walter Earl
b: Jan 4 1920, near Urich, Henry Co, MO
d: Sep 23 2001, Eureka, CA
bur:
Urich Cemetery, Bogard Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Daily Democrat, Oct 18 2001 - Walter Earl Mendenhall, the second son of Samuel and Florence Dunn Mendenhall, was born January 4, 1920, near Urich, and died September 23, 2001, in Eureka, California. On June 16, 1942, he was married to Marjorie Smith, also of Urich. To this union one daughter, Marie Louise Mendenhall, was born. Walter attended Hickory Grove and Maple Grove rural schools in White Oak Township and Urich High School graduating with the Class of 1937. Walter served in the United States Navy in the Pacific during World War II, attaining the rank of Chief Machinist Mate. After discharge from the Navy, he and his older brother, Wilbur, went to Eureka, California, where they and their spouses were in the transportation business, operating a taxi cab company, airport limousine service, rental car company and trucking operations. One of these businesses was a star mail route which Walter personally operated for 50 years, acquiring a reputation for always getting the mail through in spite of storms, floods and landslides. He is survived by his spouse, Marjorie, Rohnert Park, California; his daughter, Marie, and son-in-law, John Mead, and granddaughters, Jessica and Gillian, all of Columbus, Ohio. One niece, Beverly Matschowials of South Lake Tahoe, California, and a nephew, Tommy Mendenhall of Samoa, California, also survive him. Walter was cremated and it is planned to return his ashes to Urich and lay them to rest in Urich Cemetery.

MENDYK, Sylvia A.
b: Oct 18 1935, Litchfield, NE
d: Oct 19 2010, Clinton, Henry Co, MO

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Oct 22 2010 - Sylvia A. Mendyk, 75, Clinton, formerly of Urich, died Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2010, from complications of a stroke. Sylvia was born Oct. 18, 1935 in Litchfield, Nebraska. She was self-employed as a seamstress for over 25 years and retired in 1997. She is survived by four children, Mike Mendyk and his wife Jean, Green Forest, Arkansas, Kathleen Hoskins and her husband Kevin, Chula, Joe Mendyk of Calhoun, and Patricia Lott and her husband John, Belton; eight grandchildren, Kathy, James, Kenny, Chris, Joanna, Matt, Alex, and Anissa, and seven great-grandchildren. No services will be held per her request.

MENEES, Geoorge W. Dr.
b: 1856, Tennessee
d: Feb 7 1911, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery ME-MY, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - "He hath done what he could" is the greatest tribute that can be paid to anyone and was certainly true of Dr. G. W. Menees, who died February 7, 1911. For nearly 30 years he has been an active factor in all that was built up in this community. Aside from being one of the ablest physicians in the city, his information on general subjects was broad and accurate. For many y ears, he served as City Health Officer and always with fidelity. Duties of this responsible position were often very unpleasant but when public health was at issue, he knew neither friend nor foe but sought only the greatest protection for all the people. When an epidemic recently seemed to threaten Clinton, his own health was failing and his family urged him to give up the post, but he would not consider it as he felt this was the time he was needed most. He was superintendent of the Cumberland Presbyterian Sunday School and, after union of that church with the Presbyterian, he served on the board and was superintendent of the Sunday School. No sacrifice was too great if his church needed him.

MENEFEE, V. A. WILLIAMS
b: Feb 24 1825, Chesterfield Co, VA
d: Feb 26 1894, Liberty, Clay Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery ME-MY, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
The remains of Mrs. V. A. Menefee were brought here for burial Thursday. Born in Chesterfield county, Va. in 1825 and died at the home of F. Snelling in Liberty Feb. 26, 1895. Moved to this state when 13 years of age. First married to Howard Williams who lived only a few years; then to R. W. Menefee; to them eight children were born, 5 still living; Mrs. F. Snelling and F. Menefee, Liberty; R. S. and W. R. Menefee, Urich, Mrs. R. H. Piper, this city. She was a Baptist and devoted Christian. Burial at Englewood.

MENTZ, Herman
b: Jan 20 1844
d: Sep 14 1913, near Germantown, Henry Co, MO
bur:
St. Ludger Cemetery, Deepwater Twp, Henry Co, MO
Montrose Recorder, Sep 19 1913 - Herman Mentz age 69 years, died at his home near Germantown, Sunday morning after an illness of several weeks. He leaves a wife, two sons and one daughter to mourn his loss. Services were held at the Germantown Catholic church Tuesday, after which the remains were laid to rest in the Germantown Cemetery.

MERANDA, Elizabeth A.
b: Jan 22 1841, Scott Co, IN
d: Feb 18 1895, Hartwell, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Norris Cemetery, Big Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Eye, Mar 2 1895 - Died at Hartwell, Feb. 18th, Mrs. T. J. Meranda, after a week's sickness, with double pneumonia, aged 55 years. Deceased was born in Scott county, Indiana, and came to this state in 1868, settling in Harrison county, but has been living in this county about 20 years. In August, 1859, she was united in marriage with T. J. Meranda, who survives her. To them ten children were born, four of whom are now living, two in this county and two in Utah. Her funeral was conducted Friday, after which her remains were taken to the Norris graveyard for interment.

MERANDA, Hattie Alice BELTON
b: 1872, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
d: Feb 4 1899, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery ME-MY, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Eye, Clinton MO, Feb 11 1899 - Mrs. George Meranda, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Belton, died Saturday at the home of her parents. Deceased was 26 years of age and was highly respected by a large circle of friends. A husband and two little children are left to mourn the loss of a devoted wife and mother's care. Uncle Frank Williams conducted the funeral at her parent's home, after which the remains were laid to rest in Englewood.

MERCER, Mildred Irene SULLIVAN BRECKENRIDGE LOYD
b: May 9 1913, Leeton, Johnson Co, MO
d: Jan 15 2012, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Mineral Creek Cemetery, Leeton, Johnson Co, MO
arr: Hadley Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 16 2012 - Mildred Irene Mercer, 98, Clinton, died early Sunday morning, January 15, 2012, at Golden LivingCenter-Westwood in Clinton. She was born May 9, 1913, in Leeton, the daughter of Archie Fred Sullivan and Pearly Ann (Taylor) Sullivan. On March 26, 1978, in Miami, Oklahoma, she married Charles Lloyd Mercer and he preceded her in death September 24, 1994. Mildred was a homemaker and also worked for a year as a manager, with her husband, of a restaurant in Leeton and she did this work for many years. She was a member of the Leeton Methodist Church. Mildred enjoyed doing crossword puzzles, baking, sewing, embroidery, quilting and making Raggedy Ann dolls. Survivors include two sons, Ralph Breckenridge, Lowry City, Oscar "Bud" Loyd and his wife Carol, Windsor; a daughter, Wanda Orfield, Marshfield; 17 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Several nieces and nephews also survive. Mildred was preceded in death by a daughter, Maylu Carson; two brothers, Emil and Edsel Sullivan, and a sister, Eunice Knecht. Funeral services will be Thursday, January 19, at Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial will be in Mineral Creek Cemetery, Leeton.

MEREDITH, Parthena Emeliza "Emma" WOODY
b: Aug 12 1850, Osage Co, MO
d: Apr 27 1930, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery ME-MY, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Mrs. William Meredith died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. C. B. Arnold, two miles northwest of Clinton, at 1 p.m. Sunday, April 27th, with apoplexy. She had been failing in health for the past year and Wednesday, April 16th a clot formed on her brain, when she became helpless, paralysis involving her right side. Another stroke came last Friday, but she knew every one until the death call came. She wanted to see all the children and grandchildren and they all came and she bade them farewell. Her maiden name was Parthenia Emeliza Woody. She was born in Osage county, August 12, 1850. She was united in marriage August 20, 1871, with Wm. Meredith in Maries county. They moved to Henry county in 1883 and this had been their home since. Four children were given to this union. All are living to comfort their beloved father and all live within a half mile of the home place which is now owned by Mr. Arnold. There are 13 grandchildren, and three great grandchildren. She is the last of her parents family to die. She was converted many years ago and united with the Cumberland Presbyterian church at Fields Creek, where she held membership until she went to the Eternal City. She was a daughter of a Baptist preacher. She was one of the finest Christian women in Henry county, ever ready to help those in trouble with good deeds. She was devoted to her home, her husband, children and grandchildren. Every grandchild would rather go to her home than any place else in the world. She loved each devotedly and always had something for each one who came. Rev. Hester, of Warrensburg, preached the funeral at her late home Tuesday. She was laid to rest in Englewood. Her children are: W. D. Meredith, Mrs. Zac Pendleton, Mrs. Arthur Keck and Mrs. C. D. Arnold, northwest of Clinton.

MEREDITH, Ruth Mae GLASSCOCK HOPPE
b: Jul 27 1905, Lafayette Co, MO
d: May 5 2002, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery ME-MY, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
arr: Consalus Funeral Homes

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, May 16 2002 - Ruth Meredith was born July 27, 1905, in Lafayette County, daughter of W. L. and Mollie Hulver Glasscock. She died May 5, 2002, at Westwood Nursing Center. She married Walter Lee Meredith who preceded her in death. She was a member of Northeast Baptist Church. Her parents; one son, Shirley L. Hoppe; one son-in-law, Bill Huenefeldt, five brothers and six sisters also preceded her in death. Survivors include one daughter, Genieve Huenefeldt, Clinton; three grandsons, Paul Huenefeldt, Seattle, Washington, Tom Huenefeldt, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Therion Lee Hoppe, Fort Worth, Texas; two granddaughters, Carrie and Stephanie Hoppe, both of Fort Worth, Texas; three great-grandchildren; one brother, N. B. "Bud" Glasscock, Grandview; one sister, Virginia Garrison, Montezuma, Georgia, and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held May 8 at Consalus Chapel-Clinton. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery.

MEREDITH, William M.
b: Nov 22 1852, Jefferson City, Cole Co, MO
d: Aug 28 1939, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery ME-MY, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
arr: Wilkinson Funeral Home

Clinton MO - Wm. Meredith, 85, Dies - Prominent Democrat of Pioneer Family, is Survived by Many Relatives and Loyal Friends - The grim and silent reaper, death, called William Meredith home to "that house not made with hands eternal in the heavens," Sunday, August 28, 1939, at 8 a.m. Coming here in 1882, he spent practically all of his life in this county, on the farm where he died, just northwest of Clinton. He was past 85 years of age and lived a fruitful life, calmly facing the end with that peace and assurance which comes to one whose hope is firmly anchored in the eternal Rock of Ages. He was a faithful member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church at West Fields Creek. He was also a man of forceful opinions, and wielded a strong influence in his community. He was a loyal Democrat, interested in politics, the farmer and all trends of the day. His was a familiar figure at any Democratic meeting, usually seen in front rows, coatless with big hat, intent on the speaker, whose words were keenly remembered and approved or disapproved according to his tenets. His whole life was potent, with his ambitions first for his family, in whom his confidence was supreme, and his fellowman. The confidence he felt in his party and country were constant and unchanging. Affable, kind, broad, generous, he was a man, who left an indelible print in life's sands and whose passing is a definite loss. His ancestors, the Merediths and Dangerfields, were listed among Virginia colonists as early as 1619, serving with distinction in the various Colonial Wars and in the Revolution. His father and mother, William Dangerfield and Sarah J. Meredith, were both from Virginia coming to Missouri in 1833 and setting at Jefferson City. His father was a carpenter and assisted in building the state capitol building in Jefferson City in 1837-38. He also donated some of the ground to the state upon which the capitol is located. Like most Missourians of his day, William Dangerfield Meredith got the "gold fever" in forty-nine when word came from the west, "Gold has been found in California." He made the long and dangerous trip in a covered wagon with an ox-team train. Two sons, Henry and Ed, accompanied him and shared in the many exciting experiences of the times. Henry died in California. When William D. returned from adventures in the west, he again settled in Jefferson City where he lived until the time of his death, which occurred in 1860. He is buried in one of the old cemeteries in the capitol city. Mr. Meredith, a successful stockman and farmer, always manifested an intense interest in agricultural pursuits. The last few years of his life were spent at his home, a mile northwest of Clinton, which he shared with his son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. C. B. Arnold. Before his death, he had been confined to his bed for some weeks and suffered considerable pain, but he ever had a smile upon his face and a kind and loving word for all. He was especially happy in having his children all living near him, according to his wish. They ever administered him with loving hands and heeded his slightest desire, making his last days a golden chain of tender memories. William Meredith is survived by four children: Dangerfield Meredith, Mrs. Zack Pendleton, Mrs. C. B. Arnold and Mrs. Arch Keck, all of near Clinton; and the grandchildren are: Mrs. Mable Young, Kansas City, Everson Meredith, Mrs. Dorothy Roberts, Britts Meredith, Mrs. Mary Gilbert, Charles Keck, Raymond Arnold and Mrs. Emma Harding, all of Clinton; Mrs. Hazel Hull of Montrose; Walter and Elmer Meredith and Meredith Keck, of Pasadena, Calif. The seven great-grandchildren are: Doris Bush, Gayle Roberts, Betty Jane Meredith of Clinton; Mary Lousie Young of Kansas City and Billy Lee Darling, and Anne of Pasadena, Calif. Mr. Meredith was a member of the W.O.W. fraternity for many years. His life was an inspiration to those who knew him. He was a good friend and neighbor in the community, a loyal and progressive citizen and a devoted husband and father. He lived an unpretentious life of service to his fellow man and to his Creator. His countless friends and neighbors testify to his life and character. Funeral services were held at the First M.E. Church in Clinton Tuesday. Interment in Englewood. William Meredith was born in Jefferson City November 22, 1852. When a small boy, he frequently played upon the steps of the old Missouri capitol building. During the trying days of the Civil War he witnessed many of the hardships and sufferings of the people, both North and South. He was in Palmyra when ten Southern soldiers in the town were shot by Union troops as retaliation for the supposed murder of a loyal Union leader by Southern troops. He knew many interesting stories of times and happenings in and around Jefferson City during the pioneer days. His boyhood days were rather lonely ones. His mother died when he was less than two and his father died when he was only six years of age. As a young man, he worked as a farm hand in Callaway and Maries counties where he made many life-long friends. William Meredith and Miss Emma Woody were married in Maries County, Mo. August 8, 1871. They came to Henry County in 1882 and bought a farm northwest of Clinton in Fields Creek township where they spent the remaining years of their life. Mrs. Meredith was the daughter of Rev. Davis Woody and Parthenia I. Woody. Rev. Woody was a Baptist minister, preaching for many years in Osage and Maries counties. Mrs. Meredith went home to be with her Master on April 28, 1930. She was a wonderful mother and a devoted companion.

MERKLIN, Robert E.
b: Oct 30 1906
d: Aug 25 1991, Lonedell, Franklin Co, MO

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Robert E. Merklin, 84, died at Lonedell, Mo. on August 25, 1991. He was a retired insurance executive in St. Louis and would have been 85 in October. He was the son of Albert E. and Ann Reuter Merklin of St. Louis. The late Ann Reuter Merklin was a native of Holden and the aunt of G. S. Reuter, Jr. He is survived by his wife Durette; a son, a daughter, a brother and two sisters. George and Helen Reuter visited him last spring. Funeral services were held Wednesday, August 28.

MERRIMAN, Janet Ellen THOMAS SHUMATE
b: Mar 23 1937, Bournemouth, England
d: Sep 19 2004, Chilhowee, Johnson Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery ME-MY, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
arr: Vansant-Mills Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Nov 5 2004 - Janet Ellen Merriman, 67, Chilhowee, died Sunday, September 19, 2004, at home with her family. Funeral services were held Thursday, September 23, at the Clinton Assembly of God Church. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery. She will always be remembered as a wonderful loving wife, mother, grandmother and best friend. She was born March 23, 1937, in Bournemouth, England, and was the younger of two children. Her parents immigrated to the United States July 15, 1947. Janet was preceded in death by her father William Thomas; mother Winifred Helyer, and sister Mary Thompson Otten. Janet married her husband Kenneth Merriman on July 7, 1970. She was cofounder of the Country Store on Highway 13, Shawnee Mound. She enjoyed working there from 1979 to 2003. She worked as a private nurse from 1970-1974 and as a surgical nurse at the old Clinton General Hospital from 1968-1970. She faithfully attended the Clinton Assembly of God Church where she enjoyed worshiping and prayer. Janet is survived by her loving husband Kenneth; four sons and their wives, John and Debbie, Edwards, Steve and Vicki, Leeton, Tim and Corazon, Bridgeport, Washington, Jim and Grace, Blairstown; 13 wonderful grandchildren, Seth, Bess, Lacy, Matt, Nick, Chelsie, Jodie, Daniel, Amanda, Thomas, David, Joe and Jessica, as well as three nieces and three nephews.

MERRITT, Amantha Adonia "Dona"
b: Jan 5 1859, Windsor, Henry Co, MO
d: Feb 2 1934, Windsor, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Sardis North Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Miss Amantha Adona Merritt died Friday, February 2, at 8 a.m. in the Windsor hospital, where she had been the past year suffering with pernicious anemia. Previous to that she had lived in Leeton several years. "Miss Dona" as her friends and relatives knew her, was born on the Merritt homestead five miles northwest of Calhoun, January 5, 1859, the daughter of the late Judge and Mrs. M. B. Merritt. Here she was reared to womanhood on one of the finest farms in Henry County - a lovely homestead. She was surrounded by the refining influences of life and her parents gave to her the opportunities of culture. Many distinguished guests were entertained in their home. After she finished the Merritt school nearby she was sent to what was then the State Normal at Warrensburg, where she spent several years. Miss Dona did not marry but remained with her parents and cared for them until they died. From her mother she learned perfect homemaking. A gracious, lovely woman, understanding thoroughly the details of the home, she was an ideal hostess. To the guests her household apparently was operated without effort. When mealtime came, the table was filled with the finest of food in a great variety. At the home place, the lawn was enclosed with a white picket fence; stately trees added to its beauty. At one side was the old-fashioned garden, which is so often commemorated by poets and writers. In it were the sweet smelling herbs and vegetables, in addition to the annuals and perennials, roses, and other gay, nodding flowers, always in perfect cultivation, typifying the life of Miss Dona. As a child, those visits to the garden were a great source of happiness to the writer. I would often go out and timidly inhale the fragrance of the flowers or pull a leaf from a spicy herb, and have a feeling akin to reverence for the stately mistress whose spirit predominated the place. In 1919, Miss Dona moved to Leeton, where she established a new home, and there her garden was as attractive as the one at the home of her girlhood. Near deafness came which shut her out from many of the joys of life, but it only served to increase the beauty of her spirit, for while many of the good things were shut out, at the same time she failed to hear bad things which sometimes serve to sour humanity. As she grew older, she became reticent for fear she would tire her friends in their attempt to make themselves heard, however, she attended the annual colt shows at Calhoun, family reunions, and affairs of the church. Miss Dona was raised a Primitive Baptist, and always prepared a nice dinner to take to the church each preaching day, enjoying the sharing of this with her relatives and friends who came. She is survived by one brother, M. E. Merritt, and two sisters, Mesdames C. E. and R. W. Avery, northwest of Calhoun. The funeral was conducted at the Huston Funeral Chapel in Windsor Sunday. The burial was beside her people in Sardis Cemetery. Pall bearers were Nephews, Will, Earl, Merrill, Sidney and Lyman Avery and Charles Amick.

MERRITT, Arthur Fewel Dr.
b: Dec 1 1856, Henry Co, MO
d: Mar 14 1901
bur:
Mullin Cemetery, White Oak Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Missouri, Mar 1901 - In Memory of Dr. A. F. Merritt. The subject of this sketch was born in Tebo Township, Henry County, Missouri, December 1, 1856, and departed this life March 14, 1901, aged 44 years, 3 months and 13 days. He received a common school education in the public school where he was raised and afterward attended Central College at Fayette. On March 12, 1881, he graduated from the Jefferson Medical College at Philadelphia, Pa., and came back to Henry county, where he practiced medicine one year in Tebo township. In the spring of 1882 he located at Lucas, Henry County, Missouri. On November 10, 1886, he was united in marriage to Ida McDonald. To this union were born seven children, five of whom are still living - the oldest Susie aged 13, and Arthur, Edwin, Ralph and Margie. It can truly be said of him that he was a kind and loving husband and a devoted father to his children. Besides his immediate family he leaves behind his aged parents, Judge M. B. Merritt and Susan A. Merritt. He also leaves four sisters and one brother - Mrs. Lelia Avery, Mrs. Stella Avery, Mrs. Mollie Avery, Miss Dona Merritt and Edwin Merritt. The writer of this reached his bedside two days before he died. When I went to him, he said, "I am on my death bed." He said he had desired to live for the benefit of his family, and prayed that it might be so. After that was said he had nothing else to live for, and was reconciled to the Lord's dealing with him. Funeral services at the residence, and the Masonic fraternity took charge of the remains and conveyed them to the Mullin's Cemetery, near Lucas, and tenderly laid to rest beside two little infants who had preceded him to the better world. Dr. Merritt stood very high in the estimation of the people both as a physician and citizen, which was attested by a very large concourse of sorrowing friends and relatives; many coming from a distance to pay their respects to the departed, and many tears were shed over his departure. His devoted and loving companion has the deepest sympathy of a large circle of relatives and friends; she being prostrated over the death of so good a companion.

MERRITT, Margie Olive
b: Nov 21 1897
d: Aug 29 1901, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Mullin Cemetery, White Oak Twp, Henry Co, MO
Thursday, August 29, 1901, at 12:30 p.m., the dark Angel of Death again visited the home of Mrs. Ida Merritt, and claimed for its own little Margie Olive, aged 3 years, 9 months and 8 days. Little Margie was unusually intelligent for her age, loving and affectionate toward all; and by her little deeds and kind words expressed the greatest sympathy for those in sickness or distress. She was the favorite of the community in which she lived and the treasure of a lonely mother's hears. Her last illness of flux, followed by an affection of the brain, lasted for almost two weeks, during which time her suffering was intense, but was borne with great patience. Friday afternoon at three o'clock members of the Sunday school sang the song, which she loved so much to sing while on earth, "Let a Little Sunshine In" and after a short, but beautiful and effective talk and prayer by Mr. S. R. Godwin, the little casket that contained all that was mortal of the little angel, was borne by six little girls, followed by grief-stricken relatives and sorrowing friends, to the Mullin cemetery, and placed beside her papa, who preceded her to the better land last March.

MERRITT, Mildred Romona ROWLEY
b: Feb 26 1918, Janesville, WI
d: Jul 26 2014, Butler, Bates Co, MO
bur:
Laurel Oak Cemetery MA-MI, Windsor, Windsor Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel

Mildred Merritt, 96 of Butler formerly of Windsor died Saturday, July 26 at the Bates County Memorial Hospital. Funeral services will be Tuesday, July 29 at the Windsor United Methodist Church in Windsor, Missouri. Burial will be in the Laurel Oak Cemetery at Windsor. Mildred was born February 26, 1918 in Janesville, Wisconsin the daughter of Henry and Cora Mae Duel Rowley. Mildred lived in Windsor, Missouri until she and her husband moved to Butler in 2000 to live with their daughter, Mary. She was preceded in death by her husband Vern in 2009. Mildred is survived by her daughter Mary Markham and husband Charles of Butler; granddaughters Marsha Mead and husband Scott and Tobi Markham all of Butler; Three great-grandchildren Trevor, Baylor and Tori. Also surviving are sisters Kay Schroerder, Una Havlik and Charlotte Braund. Mildred was preceded in death by husband Vern Merritt and son Harold.

MERRITT, Milton Benjamin Judge
b: Apr 27 1819, Williamson Co, TN
d: Mar 14 1906, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Sardis North Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Missouri, Mar 17 1906 - Death of Judge M. B. Merritt. It is with sadness that we chronicle the death of one of the early settlers of Henry county. He was born in Williamson county, Tennessee, April 27, 1819, and would have been 87 years old the 27th of next month. He came to Missouri in 1841, and taught school a few years. September 25, 1844, he was united in marriage with Miss Susan A. Fewel, who with one son and four daughters survive. For 61 years the Judge and Mrs. Merritt had lived on the farm where he died. He served Henry county as Judge of the county court a number of years, until 1882, when he resigned on account of deafness. He retained all his faculties except his hearing until stricken with paralysis on Sunday night, March 11th, 1906, from which he never regained consciousness and passed away peacefully at 10:30 a.m., March 14. It can truly be said of him that a good man has fallen. He was as honest as any one could possibly be, which verified the scripture which says that an honest man is the noblest work of God. He believed in the Bible and its teachings. He was administrator of a good many estates and always would up the affairs satisfactory, and never exacted a cent from any one more than what was right. He loved his home, which shows for itself, everything is so neat and well arranged; a place for everything, and everything in its place. His home is a beautiful place, and his life was just as beautiful, so even tempered, which made it a great pleasure for his friends to visit him and his family. If he had an enemy in the world I never heard of it. He loved his family and his dear wife with true devotion, and she loved him as well, and they were permitted to live together for more than 61 years. He always showed great interest in his children and in their welfare. Such is the close of a life well spent, loved and respected by everyone. His aged companion, now nearly 81 years old, has the sympathy of all her friends and neighbors. We all feel very sad to give up our dear father, but we sorrow not as those who have no hope for, we believe God has taken him home to heaven, where he will be forever at rest. Elder H. W. Newton, of the Primitive Baptist faith, preached a sermon to his memory at the residence on Thursday, March 15, after which his remains were taken to Sardis church cemetery and laid away to await the resurrection of the just.

MERRITT, Susan Ann FEWEL
b: Jun 18 1825, Rockingham Co, NC
d: Mar 21 1919, 5 mi W of Calhoun, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Sardis North Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Mrs. Susan A. Merritt closed her eyes to things earthly at 4:20 p.m. Friday, March 21st, 1919, at the Merritt home, 5 miles west of Calhoun. She would have been 94 years of age June 18th, and the departure from this life came just 13 years and one week after the death of her esteemed husband, Judge M. B. Merritt, whose happy bride she became in September 1844, and moved to the homestead presented them by her father, Conner Fewel. She was born in North Carolina. Their life it seemed to us, ideal; honorable, practical, courteous. Their home dispensed true hospitality on all occasions and all their acquaintances felt a share of their courteous treatment and were proud to know them. The writer has known the deceased all her life and often been surprised at Mrs. Merritt's care in discharging every duty and promise to the smallest detail. Her mind was unusually active and bright up to the last few days. In these her constant wish was to have her four living children where she could speak and touch them. This couple raised 9 children to be grown, but 4 survive as follows: Mrs. Ed Avery, Mrs. Stella Avery, Ed Merritt, all residing west of Calhoun, near the Merritt home, and Miss Dona Merritt, at home, who was the prop and stay of her mother's declining years. There are 21 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild, Emmett Bagsby. Mrs. Merritt took great interest in all the events of the day, kept a diary of local occurrences and carried on a large correspondence in her declining years. Sixty-two years together as husband and wife on one home farm, and Mrs. Merritt and Miss Dona 13 years alone, carrying on the same hospitable, cheery home, making Mrs. Merritt occupying the same home, with many additions and improvements, 75 years. Mrs. Merritt's last days were a constant prayer to be prepared for death, heaven and happiness and at the last said she was all right and prayed for death to come quickly. She went to sleep in the arms of her Saviour, so gently, so sweet, those friends with her at the time were comforted and prepared to take up their earthly tasks with courage and a spirit of hope to meet her in the home eternal. A large gathering was at the funeral services, conducted at the residence, and the remains laid beside her husband in the Sardis cemetery. The pall bearers were her grandsons and grandsons-in-law: Merrill, Will and Sidney Avery, Denver Hutcherson, Walter Amick and Russell Chipman. The following sketch was sent in by her daughter, Mrs. C. E. Avery, after the above was put in type: Mrs. Susan Ann Fewel Merritt was born in Rockingham county, N.C., June 18, 1825; died at 4:20 March 21, 1919. She was a daughter of Mason Conner Fewel and Malinda Lindsay Wall Fewel. The latter died in North Carolina, Sept. 17, 1829. Her father and family came to Missouri with quite a colony from North Carolina, landing in the vicinity of Sardis Baptist church, Nov. 22, 1839, coming the whole distance in wagons. She was married to Milton B. Merritt of Tennessee, Sept. 25, 1844. Her father's gift to her was 320 acres of land, where she made her home until death. The first house they built on the place, is a part of the old home today. Her husband, Judge M. B. Merritt, died March 14, 1906. She was the mother of eleven children, eight daughters and three sons, nine of whom were reared to manhood and womanhood. Four of them are still living: Mrs. C. E. Avery, Miss Dona Merritt, Mrs. R. W. Avery and M. E. Merritt. She left 21 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson, Emmett Ellis Bagsby. Some years ago she received her second eye sight and could read fine print without glasses for several years. Until she was too feeble to be up, she took great pleasure in writing to her relatives and friends and looking forward to hearing from them. Reading her letters one would never think of her school days ending at 11 years of age. At an early age she learned to card, spin and weave, and at the old home today may be seen many pieces of her work in linen, cotton and wool. She had never united with any church, but was a Primitive Baptist in belief and passed away full of faith in her Redeemer.

MERRITT, Vern Young
b: Jun 2 1915, Maysville, DeKalb Co, MO
d: Oct 4 2009, Butler, Bates Co, MO
bur:
Laurel Oak Cemetery MA-MI, Windsor, Windsor Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Hadley Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Oct 6 2009 - Vern Y. Merritt, 94, Butler, formerly of Windsor, died Sunday afternoon, October, 4, 2009, at his home in Butler. He was born June 2, 1915, in Maysville, the son of Elta Columbus Merritt and Chloe Alice (Bennitt) Merritt. On October 25, 1953, in Kirksville, he married Mildred Ramona Rowley, who survives of the home in Butler. Mr. Merritt graduated from Windsor High School and then attended the University Of Missouri-Columbia, majoring in agriculture. In order to pay for his schooling he worked the entire time he was in college in the school's dairy department. After graduating, Vern was employed by the Shurtleff's Ice Cream Company in Janesville, Wisconsin, where he continued working until he was called to serve in the United States Army during World War II. Vern served in the Medical Department from February 1942 until October 1945, much of the time being spent in China and India. After returning from the war, he obtained teaching certification and taught classes aiding farmers with new technology for improving their production. When this program ended he was employed in various occupations including plumbing, teaching high school, tax preparation, and working in maintenance at the Windsor Hospital until his retirement. He was a member of the Methodist faith. In addition to his wife, Mildred, survivors include a daughter, Rose Mary Markham and her husband Charles, Butler; two granddaughters, Marsha L. Mead and her husband, Scott, Butler, and Tobi R. Markham, Butler; three great-grandchildren, Trevor and Baylor Mead and Tori, McGee; two brothers, Billy Lee Merritt, Windsor, and Harvey B. Merritt, Alvarado, Texas; two sisters, Alice Willhite, Windsor, and Menecy Wilson, Madison, Wisconsin, and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Roy O. Merritt and Ralph B. Merritt, and two sisters, Nellie I. King and Bessie Goodrich. Funeral services will be Thursday, October 8, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial will be in Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

MERRYFIELD, Mary Lou REID
b: Apr 14 1929, Chicago, Cook Co, IL
d: Sep 18 1992, Windsor, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Laurel Oak Cemetery MA-MI, Windsor, Windsor Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Hadley Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Mary Lou Merryfield, 63, Windsor, died early Friday morning, September 18, 1992, at her home in Windsor. She was born on April 14, 1929, in Chicago, Illinois, the daughter of Joseph Harold and Louise Thomas Reid. On May 29, 1949, she married William Abington Merryfield, who survives at the home. She co-owned and operated, with her husband, the Merryfield Pharmacy, for over 24 years. She was a member of the Windsor United Methodist Church, Chapter BA, P.E.O., Windsor and the Keystone Club of Windsor. In addition to her husband, she is survived by two sons, John R. Merryfield of Lee's Summit, and Jim W. Merryfield of Windsor; one daughter, Ann L. Mobley of Sacramento, California; five granddaughters, and her mother, Louise Reid, Windsor. Funeral services were held Sunday, September 20, at the Hadley Funeral Home in Windsor. Burial was in Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

MERRYFIELD, William "Bill"
b: Oct 17 1924, Windsor, Henry Co, MO
d: Mar 27 2012, rural Windsor, MO
bur:
Laurel Oak Cemetery MA-MI, Windsor, Windsor Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Hadley Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Mar 30 2012 - William "Bill" Merryfield, 87, rural Windsor, died Tuesday, March 27, 2012, at his home. He was born October 17, 1924, in Windsor, the son of Orlo Ellsworth Merryfield and Anna (Abington) Merryfield. On May 29, 1950, in Windsor, he married Mary Lou Reid and she preceded him in death on September 18, 1992. He later married Rosemary (Kersting) Taylor on November 22, 2005, in Windsor and she survives of the home. Bill went to pharmacy school at the University of Missouri at Kansas City and worked for several years for Scrogham Pharmacy in Windsor. In 1968, he purchased Scrogham Pharmacy and opened Merryfield Pharmacy, retiring in 1990. He served in the United States Army during World War II where he received the Silver Star for valor. Bill enjoyed playing golf and going fishing. He was a member of the Windsor United Methodist Church. In addition to his wife, Rosemary, he is survived by two sons, John R. Merryfield and his wife, Hillary, Overland Park, Kansas, and James W. Merryfield and his wife, Brenda, Windsor; a daughter, Ann L. Mobley and her husband, Jeff, Antelope, California; six grandchildren, Lindsay Merryfield, Lauren Cowherd and her husband, Andrew, Leigh Merryfield, Abby Ford and her husband, Brandon, Carlye Merryfield and Will Mobley, arid a great-granddaughter, Emily Cowherd. Also surviving are numerous nieces, and nephews and a cousin. Memorial services will be Friday, April 6, at Windsor United Methodist Church, Windsor. Burial will be in Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

MERTZ, Mitchell Wayne
b: Sep 17 1957, Kansas City, Wyandotte Co, KS
d: Sep 25 2006, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Parks Chapel Cemetery, Leesville Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Consalus Funeral Homes

Clinton MO - Mitchell Wayne Mertz, 49, Clinton, died September 25, 2006 at Golden Valley Memorial Hospital. Graveside services will be held Saturday, September 30 at Parks Chapel Cemetery. Mitchell was born in Kansas City, Kansas, on September 17, 1957, son of Richard and Loma (Collins) Mertz. He was the owner of Farmco Buildings. Mitchell enjoyed hunting, especially elk hunting in Colorado and fishing. He was an avid supporter of the Calhoun School District extra curriculum activities. His daughters were the light of his life whether he was cheering them on at their sport activities, taking family vacations or just spending time with them. The farm and cattle were also very important to him. Preceding him in death is his father, Richard and grandmother, Juanita Burkhart. Survivors include his daughters Ashley and Cassie Mertz; his mother, Loma Campbell; mother of his children Cathy Mertz; two brothers, Rick Mertz, Rob Neil; five sisters, Tammy Sperry, Terri Campbell, Donna Patton, Kimberly Parker and Elizabeth Myers; grandfather, Roscoe Burkhart; uncle, Bob Burkhart, who was always more like a brother than an uncle plus numerous nieces and nephews.

MESLER, Eric D.
b: Apr 5 1977
d: Sep 18 2006, Topeka, KS

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Sep 19 2006 - Eric D. Mesler, 29, died at his home in Topeka, Kansas, on Monday, September 18, 2006. Surviving are his parents, Gary and Marcia (Dalton) Mesler, Meriden, Kansas; stepbrother and sister Kendall Dalton of Ozawkie, Kansas, and Karen (Dalton) Schulte, Clinton. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

MESSENGER, Edwin Milo
b: 1827, Rochester, NY
d: Nov 16 1885, Brownington, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Teays Chapel Cemetery, Bear Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Nov 21 1885 - E. M. Messenger committed suicide at Brownington last Sunday by taking morphine and laudanum. It will be remembered he was city marshal here at one time. (Note: He was born in 1827, Rochester, New York, son of Rufus Milo Messenger and Elizabeth Ann Barnes.)

MESSICK, Caroline SPENCER
b: Jan 12 1822, Kentucky
d: Feb 6 1897, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery ME-MY, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Feb 13 1897 - Died, at the family residence on North Main, Feb 6 after a week's illness, Mrs. Caroline Messick, relict of W. R. Messick, Sr. Born in Kentucky Jan 12, 1822; her maiden name was Spencer. Married November 20, 1839 to W. R. Messick. They moved from Kentucky to Macomb, Ill. in 1854 and to Clinton in 1859. They engaged in the hotel business, in what was later known as Pollard House. The husband, an expert workman, conducted a gunsmith shop in connection until July, 1864, when he died. Mrs. Messick continued in the hotel business about one year, then built and removed to the large frame residence on North Main. Seven children - five daughters and two sons - to mourn her loss.

MESSICK, Joseph Spencer "Bud"
b: Aug 27 1854, Warsaw, KY
d: Feb 7 1935, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery ME-MY, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
arr: Wilkinson Funeral Home

Clinton MO, Feb 1935 - Bud Messick Dead - J. S. Messick passed away at his home, 109 West Green street, Thursday, February 7, at 6:55 p.m. Mr. Messick was ill only a week. He was stricken with a heart attack, and his physician gave his family little hope. Sunday he seemed to be much better and his family were encouraged, but Wednesday night pneumonia developed, and all that medical skill and loving hands could do were of no avail. "bud," as he was known to all his friends from boyhood, belonged to one of the old pioneer families of Clinton. He was born in Warsaw, Ky., August 27, 1854. With his parents, William R. and Caroline Spencer Messick, he moved to Macomb, Ill., later coming to Clinton in 1862, where he resided until his passing. He was engaged in the livery business with his brother, the late Wm. R. Messick, for many years. The stable was on North Main street in the building located where the Armory is now. This was earlier the location of the old Messick home place, a large old-fashioned house of 11 rooms, not including the two halls. The house was later moved to the Knight place near Englewood, where it burned several years afterwards. Mr. Messick was interested in fine stock and owned a number of fine horses, carrying off many premium at various fairs in the state. He was one of Henry County's best judges of horses and his animals were of the best. After disposing of his livery business to D. C. Hutcherson, he entered the picture show business with Bert Byler, operating one of the first picture shows in Clinton. It was on the north side of the square. Later they were in the Bixman theatre. Mr. Messick was very quiet and reserved in disposition, but possessed a wide circle of friends and acquaintances, especially among the older residents of the city and county. He never married. For many years he and his sisters, Mrs. Carrie Brannum and the late Miss Sutie Messick, made their home together. Mr. Messick loved nature and the great out of doors and spent many summers driving to different places and living out of doors. He loved the west for its beautiful mountains, and enjoyed trips in Texas, liking Corpus Christi best, but he said many times, no place can beat the Ozarks for scenery and the trees. He took special interest in trees and wild birds. He was interested in the events of the day and kept himself well posted by reading the daily papers and listening to the radio. In the passing of Mr. Messick the community has lost a good citizen and loyal friend, and he will be greatly missed by all who knew him. He leaves two sisters, Mrs. Carrie Brannum and Mrs. R. B. McConnell; three nephews Homer Brannum, Haynes McConnell and Bert Byler; two nieces Miss Allie Duff and Mrs. Lillie D. Consalus; besides a wide circle of friends to mourn his passing. The funeral services were conducted at the Wilkinson Funeral Home on February 9.

MEYER, Christian Heinrich
b: Feb 10 1907, Wesley, IA
d: May 23 1996, Harrisonville, Cass Co, MO
bur:
Trinity Lutheran Cemetery, Creighton, Cass Co, MO
arr: Dickey Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Christian Heinrich Meyer of Harrisonville was born February 10, 1907, in Wesley, Iowa, the son of George and Engeline Johna (Alke) Meyer. He died Thursday, May 23, 1996, at Cass Medical Center, Harrisonville, at the age of 89 years, three months and 13 days. On October 3, 1934, Christian was united in marriage to Annie Elina Arends at the Good Hope Lutheran Church in Titonka, Iowa. Christian was a farmer and later was employed as custodian for Sherwood Senior and Junior High School, Creighton, from 1960 until his retirement in 1975. He was a member of the Our Savior Lutheran Church, Harrisonville, and had lived in Titonka, Iowa, Adrian and Creighton, before moving to Harrisonville in 1975. Besides his parents he was preceded in death by an infant daughter Anna Meyer; a brother John Meyer, and three sisters, Vollina Redenius, Julia Stecker and Martha Fuls. He is survived by his wife Annie E. Meyer of the home; a son Christian H. G. Meyer, Copan, Oklahoma; three daughters, Judith Jacks, Archie, Jean E. Riffle, Pleasant Hill, and Regina R. Miller, Osceola; nine grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; a sister Jennie Boekleman, Britt, Iowa; other relatives and many friends. Funeral services were Sunday, May 26, at Dickey Funeral Home, Harrisonville. Burial was in Lutheran Cemetery, Creighton.

MEYER, Christianna "Nannie" KAMM
b: Feb 24 1834, near Stuttgart, Germany
d: Jul 21 1907, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery ME-MY, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Jul 20 1907 - Sunday at 2:15 p.m., the spirit of Mrs. Felix Meyer joined her loved ones in Heaven. The maiden name of this beloved mother and loving patient woman was Christiana Kamm and she was born Feb. 24, 1834 near Stuttgart, Germany; baptized in the Lutheran church; came to Spillville, Iowa 1852 and married Felix Meyer Jan 3, 1856. They came to this county 12 years later in 1868 and moved 3 miles northwest of Clinton where they lived till the death of her husband on July 2, 1900, after which she moved to Clinton in a home adjoining her son William, whose loving special care she has always had until death claimed her. Mrs. Meyer had been an invalid for over a year and since last June her health has been failing fast. Some days ago, she offered up a prayer asking God to release her. She was ready and so willing and was often heard talking about having made peace with God. There is one great-grandchild, and the children and grandchildren are as follows: Henry west of town one mile; Albert, Clinton, has four children; William, Clinton; Gottlieb, who died 19 years ago and has two children living; Mrs. Earl Major, Clinton and Roy Meyer, brakeman on the MK&T; Mrs. Hatt Hagmann, Deepwater has 5 children; Mrs. Louisa McCrea, has two children and lives in Kansas City. Funeral conducted at the family home on North Second Street.

MEYER, Ella V. WADDELL
b: Apr 25 1862, Pike Co, MO
d: Apr 27 1889, NW of Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery ME-MY, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Eye, May 4 1889 - Mrs. Ella Meyer died of consumption last Saturday morning April 27th 1889 at her mother's home 2 and one-half miles northwest of Clinton. She is married to Gottlieb Meyer in 1884 and was a daughter of the late James Waddell. She left two children. O! how sad that much needed mother was called away. But she was not afraid to die and on her deathbed remarked: "I died happy ... I am not afraid." Two months over a year ago, her husband died of the same disease and then she failed rapidly in health. Born April 25, 1862 in Pike county, Mo. but was raised and educated in Henry. How sad, how lonely; no one can be the mother to those children she was. Loving and always kind. Laid to rest beside her husband in Field's Creek graveyard.

MEYER, Gottleib
b: 1861, Iowa
d: Feb 14 1888
bur:
Englewood Cemetery ME-MY, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Feb 18 1888 - Tuesday morning, after quite a lingering illness, the spirit of Gottleib Meyer was called to the world beyond, his disease being consumption. He was born in Iowa in 1861, moved to this state when a boy and with his father lived on a farm northwest of town a greater portion of the time since, except for two years when he was interested in a butcher shop on the north side and did a good business, kind and pleasant to everyone. March 27, 1883, he married Miss Ella Waddell, who survives him, with two children. He was a member of the A.O.U.W. and held a policy for $2000 with that order. Funeral at Fields Creek and remains laid to rest in the cemetery nearby.

MEYERS, Chris
b: 1856, Germany
d: Jul 13 1902, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery ME-MY, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Missouri, Jul 19 1902 - Chris Meyers, who lived on North 7th Street, died Sunday evening, July 13, about 6 o'clock, after an illness of about 3 months, with Brights' disease. Born in Germany in 1856; was married to Mrs. Richarson in 1892; leaves two children, 3 stepchildren and a wife to mourn his loss. A member of the First Presbyterian Church. Funeral services were conducted at the home and the remains laid to rest in Englewood.

MEYERS, Donald W.
b: Jan 17 1933, St. Louis, St. Louis Co, MO
d: Mar 10 2005, St. Charles, St. Charles Co, MO

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Mar 25 2005 - Donald W. Meyers, 72, Deepwater, died at St. Joseph Hospital, St. Charles. He was born January 17, 1933, to Odie and Sunday Meyers in St. Louis. He was employed as an inspector at McDonald Douglas for 34 years before retirement. He is survived by his wife Annette; two sons, Bradley and wife Kelly, of St. Peters, and Brian and wife Julie of O'Fallon; three grandchildren, Drew, Megan and Emma; two sisters, Maxine Schneider and Marlene Rowe, and one brother, Edward Meyers. Memorial service will be held at the Christian Church, 1201 East Ohio, Clinton, Monday, March 28.

MEYERS, Eugene C.
b: Apr 6 1915, Crossville, TN
d: Apr 24 2006, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Maple Hill Cemetery, Kansas City, Wyandotte Co, KS
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 26 2006 - Eugene C. Meyers, 91, Clinton and formerly of Kansas City, Kansas, died Monday, April 24, 2006, at Clinton Healthcare and Rehabilitation. Funeral services will be Saturday, April 29, at Maple Hill Funeral Home, 3300 Shawnee Drive, Kansas City, Kansas. Burial will be in Maple Hill Cemetery. Mr. Myers was born April 6, 1915, in Crossville, Tennessee, to Anus and Josie Hale Myers. He had lived in Kansas City, Kansas, since 1945. He was a machinist and inspector for Fairbanks Morse for 27 years, retiring in 1980. He was an Army World War II veteran. He was an active member of Antioch Family Worship Center. Survivors include his wife Pearl Myers of the home; daughters Gail and husband Dan Fausett, Clinton, and Carol Myers and fiance Scott Lucas, Prairie Village, Kansas; brother Archie Myers, Crossville, Tennessee; sisters Hazel Frady, Dayton, Ohio, and violet Winningham, La Grange, Ohio; grandson Nick Williams, Merriam, Kansas.

 

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