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MICHAEL, Gary L. Sr.
b: Sep 6 1948, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
d: Feb 5 2009, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Englewood Cemetery ME-MY, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
arr: Vansant-Mills Funeral Home

Gary L. Michael, Sr. age 60 of Clinton, Missouri (formerly of Kansas City) passed away Thursday, February 5, 2009 at his home. Funeral services will be Tuesday, February 10, 2009, at the First Baptist Church, Clinton with burial in the Englewood Cemetery, Clinton. Gary was born in Kansas City, Missouri. He was the founder of Olathe Toyota, Olathe, Kansas,and was the former owner of 1-70 Motors in Odessa, Missouri, St. Joseph Nissan, St. Joseph, Missouri and Readi Motors, Clinton, Missouri. He was a member of the First Baptist Church, Clinton. Among survivors include his wife, Melissa of the home; two sons, Gary Lee Michael, Jr. of Clinton and Chris Michael and wife Meaghan of Deepwater, Missouri; two daughters, Jackie Midkiff and husband Mark of Liberty, Missouri and Jennifer Ruff and husband, Michael of Raymore, Missouri; one brother, Charles Michael and wife, Donna of Prescott, Arizona; one sister, Margaret French and husband Jack of Independence Missouri and one half sister, Virginia. As well as five grandchildren, Garrison Midkiff, Alexandra Midkiff, Makayla Midkiff, Liam Ruff and Andrew Yohe.

MICHEL, Glen Albert
b: May 27 1915, Henry Co, MO
d: Dec 16 2003, Butler, Bates Co, MO
Montrose Cemetery, Montrose, Deepwater Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Hill & Son Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Dec 24 2003 - Glen Albert Michel, Sr., the son of Albert and Mary Elizabeth (Batschelette) Michel, was born on May 27, 1915, in Henry County. He died at Heartland of Willow Lane Nursing Home in Butler on December 16, 2003, at the age of 88 years. Glen lived his entire life in the Montrose and Appleton City areas where he worked as a farmer. He was united in marriage to Minnie Evelyn Thompson on September 20, 1939, in Clinton. To this union three children were born. Glen was preceded in death by his parents; his wife Evelyn; two sisters and one brother. He is survived by his two daughters, Jane and husband, Leroy Meredith, Bolivar, Jo and husband, Bob Pischel of West Point, Nebraska; son, Glen Jr. and wife, Betty Michel, Appleton City; six grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Glen took great enjoyment and pride in his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. His farming was very important to him throughout his life. Glen was well known for his warm and friendly personality and the way he could find humor in life with his friends. He loved to visit and play cards with his friends. Funeral services were held at Hill & Son Funeral Home, Appleton City, on Friday, December 19. Burial was in Montrose Cemetery.

b: Dec 29 1915
d: May 7 2001, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
Montrose Cemetery, Montrose, Deepwater Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Hill & Son Funeral Home

Clinton Daily Democrat, May 8 2001 - Evelyn Michel, 85, Appleton City, died Monday, May 7, 2001, at St. Joseph Health Center, Kansas City. She is survived by her husband, Glen Michel, Sr. of the home; two daughters, Jane Meredith of Montrose and Jo Pischel of West Point, Nebraska; one son, Glen Michel, Jr., Appleton City; one brother, Wallis Thompson, Clinton; six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be Wednesday, May 9, at Hill & Son Funeral Home, Appleton City, with burial in Montrose Cemetery.

b: Oct 23 1925
d: Apr 16 2000, Dardanelle, AR
Parks Chapel Cemetery, Leesville Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Daily Democrat, Apr 18 2000 - Goldeenah J. Michelson, 74, Delaware, Arkansas, died Sunday, April 16, 2000, at the Dardanelle Hospital. She was the daughter of the late Harry E. and Martha Smith Gardner. Mrs. Michelson lived in the Dardanelle area for 17 years, moving there from Warsaw. Survivors include one daughter, Alice J. Haston of Delaware; one son, Daniel C. Michelson of Delaware; two step-daughters, Jean Kessar of Waterloo, Nebraska, and Mary Lou Shaw of Deming, New Mexico; two step-sons, Paul Michelson of South Sioux City, Nebraska, and Carroll Michelson of Council Bluff, Iowa; two sisters, Charlene Antwiler of Calhoun and Roberta Goff of Dardanelle, Arkansas; one brother, Clifford Gardner of Delaware, Arkansas; two grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Funeral services were Monday, April 17, at Dardanelle Funeral Service Chapel. There will be another service in Missouri Tuesday at the Leesville Gospel Center. Burial will follow in the Parks Chapel Cemetery in Clinton. Arrangements are by Dardanelle Funeral Service.

b: Jun 3 1879, Moniteau Co, MO
d: Oct 11 1899, Brownington, Henry Co, MO
Brownington Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Oct 14 1899 - Orval Michaels died Wednesday morning in Brownington at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. M. Michaels. He was only sick ten days but his sickness was considered very dangerous from the time he was first taken. He was visiting with his aunt, Mrs. Charles of Rhinehart, Mo., when taken sick and was brought home on a cot and everything that skill and loving hands could do was done, and all that four doctors could, but to no avail. He was born June 3, 1879 in Moniteau County, Mo. Laid to rest in the Brownington cemetery.

b: Nov 3 1911, Roseboro, AR
d: Oct 13 2006
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Oct 17 2006 - Muriel Faye (Pannell) Micke, 94, Elkland, was born November 3, 1911, at Roseboro, Arkansas, to Allen MacDougal and Elizabeth Almeda (McBrayer) Pannell, and died Friday, October 13, 2006. She married Joseph Horace Shepherd in 1935. She then married on September 27, 1945, August Ferdinand Robert Micke, who died April 11, 1972. They had a dairy and did general farming in Minnesota until they moved to Calhoun in 1952 where they continued farming. She worked for several years in the cafeteria at Central Missouri State University, Warrensburg. She lived on the home farm until 1999 when she moved to Elkland to live with her daughter. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; sister Vada Marie Waschgau, and one dauughter Virginia Kathryn Davies. Survivors include her daughter Nancy Wassam and husband Jerry, Elkland; four sons, John and wife MaryAnne, Moberly, Martin and wife Carol, Joplin, Donald and wife Phyllis, Glen St. Mary, Florida, David and wife Judy, Calhoun; brother Allen Jack Pannell and wife Alta, Waco, Texas; 16 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchidlren, six great-great-grandchildren; son-in-law Peter Davies, Elkland; other relatives and friends. She will be interred at Calhoun Cemetery, Saturday, October 21.

MICKEY, Lawrence I. "Pop"
b: Jan 28 1891, Salina, Saline Co, KS
d: Nov 2 1992, Aumsville, OR

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Lawrence I. "Pop" Mickey, 101, died Monday, November 2, 1992 in Aumsville, Oregon. He was born in Salina, Ks. and while living in Kansas he farmed, taught and was a minister. In Missouri he farmed and taught high school at Coal High School in Henry County, before moving to Salem, Or. in 1936. While living in Salem he worked as a dairy farmer and became a carpenter until retiring in 1955. He was a member of the West Salem Methodist Church. He played the banjo until after he was 100 years old and enjoyed writing a book about his life. He married Roselle Trotter on June 17, 1914, in Brewster, Ks.; she died in 1959. Survivors include his sons, John of Salem, Or., and Robert of Aumsville, Or.; daughter, Zelma White of Salem; sister, May Hadley of Forest Grove; nine grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Memorial services were Thursday at the church.

MIDDAUGH, Arthur Sylvester
b: Mar 6 1883, near Urich, Henry Co, MO
d: Oct 8 1961, W of Ladue, Henry Co, MO
Englewood Cemetery ME-MY, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Urich-Montrose Herald Tidings, Oct 13 1961 - Arthur S. Middaugh, 78, west of LaDue, died unexpectedly late Sunday afternoon, Oct. 8, at his home while he was out in his yard. Mr. Middaugh had returned home the previous Friday evening from the Clinton General Hospital where he was treated a few days for a heart ailment. Funeral services were held Wednesday, Oct. 11, at Vansant Funeral Home. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery. - Urich-Montrose Herald Tidings, Oct 20 1961 - Funeral services for A. S. Middaugh, 78, west of LaDue, who died unexpectedly Oct. 8 at his home, were conducted Oct. 11, at Vansant Funeral Home. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery. Arthur Sylvester Middaugh, eldest of nine children of Samuel James and Sarah I. Payton Middaugh, was born March 6, 1883, near Urich, Mo. His parents and two brothers preceded him in death. He was reared and educated in the community. On Dec. 22, 1909, in Clinton he married Annie Ethel Woirhaye, also of near Urich. They established their home two miles north of Delmar and after eight years moved west of LaDue on Jan. 27, 1919. This had been the home since. Mr. Middaugh's life had been devoted to farming except from Oct. 29, 1929, to July, 1949, when the Middaughs operated a grocery store in LaDue. Two children blessed their union. The elder, Henry Arthur Middaugh, lost his life in Belgium on Jan. 4, 1945, in World War II. When a young man Mr. Middaugh united with the Urich Christian Church. A devoted husband and father, Mr. Middaugh was equally loyal to his fellowmen. Through the years he made many friends who held him in high esteem. He leaves his wife, Ethel, of the home; his son, Glen, Kansas City; two daughters-in-law, Estha Middaugh, LaDue, and Florence Middaugh, Kansas City; four grandchildren; Dana Norcross and husband, Richard, Denver, Colo., Dwight Middaugh, LaDue, Goffrey and Pamela Middaugh, Kansas City; four great-grandchildren, Rickie, Randy, Ronnie and Todd Norcross, Denver, Colo.; four brothers, Otis, Los Angeles, Calif., Otto, Kansas City, Lester, Grain Valley, Mo., Corba, Clinton; two sisters, Ella Fowler, Arcadia, Neb., May Buckley, Clinton, many other relatives and friends.

b: Feb 2 1896, near Edwards, Benton Co, MO
d: Nov 1983
Maplewood Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Vansant-Mills Funeral Home

Bessie Armstrong Middaugh was born February 2, 1896 in Benton County, Missouri near Edwards, the daughter of Charles and Margaret Blake Armstrong. The Armstrong Family moved to Henry county when Bessie was a small child. Bessie was united in marriage to Lester Middaugh on August 19, 1914 at Harrisonville, MO. They lived in Henry county most of their lives except for 15 years in Jackson County near Oak Grove, Missouri. Lester and Bessie celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary on August 19, 1964. Lester preceded Bessie in death on March 10, 1967. She was preceded in death by her father, mother, 3 sisters and 3 brothers as well as her husband. She is survived by six children, Margaret Callahan of Clinton, Missouri, Ralph Middaugh of Strafford, Missouri, Irma Bramell of Calhoun, Missouri, Edwin Middaugh of Independence, Missouri, Dale Middaugh of Springfield, Missouri, Ina Wycoff of Lake Lotawana, Missouri as well as one sister, Mrs. Jessie Alcock of White Bear Lake, Minnesota. Bessie also leaves a total of 149 grandchildren as follows, 40 grandchildren, 83 great grandchildren and 26 great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held on tuesday, November 29. 1983 at the Vansant-Mills Chapel. Burial was in Maplewood Cemetery in Brownington.

MIDDAUGH, Franklin B. "Tom"
b: Mar 5 1924, Garland, Henry Co, MO
d: Dec 24 1985, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
Norris Cemetery, Big Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Atkinson Funeral Home

Clinton, MO - Franklin B. (Tom) Middaugh, age 61, of Peculiar, MO, the son of William Elijah and Iva Belle Malone Middaugh, was born March 5, 1924 in the community of Garland, Henry County. He died Tuesday, December 24, 1985 at St. Luke's Hospital, Kansas City, as result of an automobile accident near Peculiar. On January 31, 1943 he was united in marriage to Mildred Wright. To this union two sons were born. He moved to Peculiar in 1952 and he became a rural Cass County Newspaper carrier for the Kansas City Star and Times. He had worked for the Ray-Pec School District the past seven years as a custodian for the Peculiar Elementary School where he was loved by the children and faculty. He was preceded in death by his parents, Bill and Bell Middaugh, three brothers, Freddie, Norville and William Middaugh, a sister, Mrs. Louise Burke. He is survived by two sons, a brother, Les Middaugh, Grandview, and a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held Saturday, December 28, at the Atkinson Chapel in Harrisonville. Burial was in Norris cemetery.

MIDDAUGH, Frederick E.
b: Mar 5 1924, Henry Co, MO
d: Jul 30 1925, Henry Co, MO
Norris Cemetery, Big Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
On the morning of July 30, the death angel came into the home of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. E. Middaugh and claimed for its own one of their twin babies. But the Father said: "Suffer little children to come unto Me and forbid them not, for of such is the kingdom of heaven." And our babe has gone to Him, who lent him to us just a short while, but this going is another tie that binds us closer to heaven. Little Frederick E. was born March 5, 1924, being 1 year, 4 months and 20 days at the time of his going. Besides his parents he leaves his twin brother, Franklin B., who was very ill at the time little Freddie's death, one sister, Louise, and three other brothers - Norville C., Wm. Junior and Leslie Enoch; his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Enoch Middaugh, and Mrs. Jane Morgan, had been bedfast for some time and was unable to be at the funeral, besides many other relatives and friends. After the funeral services at the home, the little body was tenderly laid to rest in the Norris cemetery.

b: May 2 1920, Henry Co, MO
d: Dec 31 1992, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Glen B. Middaugh, 72, Nevada, formerly of Raytown, died Thursday, Dec. 31, 1992 at Research Medical Center. Services were Monday at the Ferry Chapel, Nevada; burial in Newton Burial Park Cemetery, Nevada. Mr. Middaugh was born in Henry County and lived in Raytown before he moved to Nevada eight years ago. He worked at the General Motors Leeds assembly plant for 28 years, retiring as a labor relations supervisor. He performed in the Kansas City Banjo Band for 12 years. He was a member of the Blue Ridge Trinity Lutheran Church, Kansas City. Survivors include his wife, Ruby L. Wallen Middaugh of the home; a son, Geoffrey Middaugh, Ontario, Or.; a daughter, Pam Engle, Raytown; two step-sons, Dean Wallen, Kansas City, and Roger Wallen, Raytown; three grandchildren; six step-grandchildren, and eight step-great-grandchildren.

b: Sep 18 1892, near Garland, Henry Co, MO
d: Mar 29 1985, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Norris Cemetery, Big Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Ward Funeral Home

Clinton MO - Iva Belle Middaugh, 92, formerly of Blairstown, died Friday, March 29, 1985, at the Westwood Home in Clinton, where she had made her home for seven years. She was born September 18, 1892, near Garland in Henry County, the daughter of Henry and Jane Eli Malone. On May 17, 1913 she married William Elijah Middaugh. To this union were born six children, Frederick, Norville, William, Franklin, Leslie, and Louise. Mrs. Middaugh lived most of her life in Blairstown and Deepwater. She was a member of the Blairstown Baptist Church. Surviving are two sons, Leslie, of Kansas City, MO; and Franklin, of Peculiar; 15 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and great-great granddaughter; two sisters-in-law; Mrs. Clara Rissell of Los Angeles, CA; and Mrs. Lula Crooks of Clinton. She was preceded in death by her husband, William, on November 22, 1962; three sons, Frederick, Norville, and William, one daughter, Alma Louise Burke, 1 granddaughter, Carolyn K. Middaugh and 1 great-great granddaughter, Krystal Rose Middaugh. Funeral services were held Sunday, March 31, at the Ward Funeral Home in Chilhowee. Pall bearers were grandsons, Billy, Tommy, Timmy, Chris and Billy Gene Middaugh and Robert McCale. Burial was in the Norris Cemetery near Urich.

b: Oct 11 1933
d: May 2 2000, Hermitage, Hickory Co, MO
Maplewood Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Greenlawn Funeral Home

Clinton Daily Democrat, May 3 2000 - Loris D. Middaugh, 66, Hermitage, died Tuesday, May 2, 2000, at the home. He was retired from Zenith TV. Graveside services will be at Maplewood Cemetery, Brownington, on Saturday. - Greenlawn Funeral Home North

b: Jun 7 1827, Kentucky
d: Dec 23 1914, 1.5 mi W of Garland, Henry Co, MO
Hickory Grove Cemetery, White Oak Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Mrs. Mahala McAlister Middaugh departed this life at 10 am Dec 23, 1914 at home of her son Enoch Middaugh, 1 1/2 miles west of Garland. Grandma, as she was familiarly known, had been bedfast since August 27th. All that loving hands and medical aid could do was done, but her Saviour, whom she trusted so much, knew best and after a long life of toil and struggle called her home where there will be no more suffering. She was born in Kentucky June 27 1827, and died Dec 23, 1914, aged 87 years, 6 months, and 16 days. She united in marriage with Eliga Middaugh in 1847, to this union were born eight children, seven sons and one daughter. Her husband, the daughter, Mrs. Elizabeth Burchet, and Ira, and infant son, preceded her to the great beyond years ago. The remaining sons are: W. A. and S. P. of Oklahoma; E. B. of Urich; S. J. of Ladue; and Enoch, of Garland. She also leaves 22 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; and 7 great-great-grandchildren to mourn her loss. She united with the Christian Church in early womanhood and ever lived faithful to His cause. She was a lover of her bible and her last days were full of prayer. She said she was not ashamed to confess before man that Jesus Christ was the son of the living God and He has not once forgotten through all her suffering. In later years she did not attend church regularly on account of hard hearing, but she never failed to read her bible and had memorized a great portion of it. After taking to her bed she quoted verse after verse and prayed almost continually. She also sang several hymn's she had learned in girlhood. She was a lover of children, was a good nurse and spent much of her earlier days caring for the sick. Until the last few years she had a splendid memory and often talked of pioneer days. She spent her early childhood in Kentucky, then moved to Illinois. In 1887 moved to Missouri where she lived until 1907 when she moved to Oklahoma living there 3 years when she returned to Missouri. She made her home among her children the last 30 years. Funeral services were conducted at the house at 10:30 a.m. Dec. 25, by the Rev A. N. Lindsey. The remains were laid to rest in Hickory Grove Cemetery.

MIDDAUGH, Ralph Lester
b: Jun 28 1918, Ladue, Henry Co, MO
d: Aug 6 1984, Bolivar, Polk Co, MO
Maplewood Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Vansant-Mills Funeral Home

Clinton MO - Ralph Lester Middaugh, son of Lester and Bessie Armstrong Middaugh, was born June 28, 1918 in Ladue and passed away on Aug. 6, 1984 at the Citizens Memorial Hospital in Bolivar at the age of 66 years, one month and eight days. He is survived by fours sons, Ralph Dennis Middaugh of Scottsdale, Ind., Jerry Wayne Middaugh of Springfield and Billy Joe Middaugh of Springfield, Michael Middaugh of the state of Florida; six daughters, Peggy Spurgeon of Pleasant Hill, Wanda Hardin of Cameron, Janice Nichols of Springfield, Barbara Mooneyham of Springfield and Mary Beauchamp of Morrisville and Bonnie Robertson of Springfield; one stepdaughter, Janie Gross of Springfield; two brothers, Edwin Paul Middaugh of Independence and Loris Dale Middaugh of Springfield; Three sisters, Margaret Callahan of Clinton, Irma Bramell of Calhoun and Ina Wycoff of Lake Lotawana; as well as 22 grandchildren and nine grandchildren. Funeral services were Friday, Aug. 10, at Vansant-Mills Chapel. Burial was in Maplewood Cemetery. (Note: Ralph had 4 boys and 4 girls the rest of the girls, Mary, Bonnie and Jamie were not his children.)

b: Apr 15 1864, Adams Co, IL
d: Nov 9 1952, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Hickory Grove Cemetery, White Oak Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Funeral rites for Mrs. Sarah Isabelle Middaugh who died Nov 9 were conducted Nov 11, at the Vansant Funeral Home. Pall bearers were grandsons, Sammy Lee, Glen, Larry Joe, and Ralph Middaugh; and Kenneth Buckley, interment was in Hickory Grove Cemetery. Sarah Isabelle Peyton was born April 15, 1864 in Illinois, one of seven children of John and Christina Wallace Peyton, all of whom have preceded her in death with the exception of a sister, Hattie Wallace, Oklahoma. On March 25 1881, she was married to Samuel Middaugh, moving a year later by covered wagon to Henry County, five miles south of Urich, To this union nine children were born, two sons having preceded her in death. In 1900, they left Arcadia, Neb, where they had lived for two years before returning to their farm again. After about ten years they bought the old Teay's place, south of LaDue, at Teays Chapel, where she resided until after the death of her husband in 1933, Mrs. Middaugh then made her home with her son, Corby Middaugh and family. Four years ago, she and her daughter, Mrs. Mae Buckley, who returned from California, took an apartment in the sons home, two years later moving to the home they bought at 528 South Carter, Clinton, MO. She lived there until her death. Mrs. Middaugh, an arthritic victim, had been ill some time and for the past four years had been bedfast. She was tenderly cared for by Mrs. Buckley, the Corby Middaugh family, and other relatives. As a young girl she united with the Christian Church at Marvin School, west of Clinton, transferring later to Urich, then LaDue and Clinton. She was a regular attendant. She was brought up in an age when men took the lead, and women were modest and retiring. Her span of life touched the Civil War, Spanish American War, World Wars I and II, and recently the Korean Conflict in which she had two grandsons. Seven of her grandsons served in WWII. Mr.and Mrs. Middaugh celebrated their Golden Wedding Anniversary in 1931 and were proud of their large family. Mrs. Middaugh is survived by her sister Mrs. Hattie Wallace, and 80 descendants. She leaves two daughters; Mrs. Mae Buckley, of the home, Mrs. Laura Fowler, Arcadia, Neb. Five sons Corby S., 631 Artesian Ave; Arthur S., LaDue; Lester, Deepwater; twins Otto B., Sunflower KS; and Otis A., Los Angeles, CA; 23 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren; nine great-great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends. Among those at her last rites were: Glen Middaugh, Kansas City; Mr.and Mrs. Jack Hart and Carolyn; Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Buckley and children, Springfield, MO; Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Buckley and daughter, Miami, Okla.; Mr. and Mrs. Otto Middaugh and Larry Joe; Mr. and Mrs. Don Hopkins and daughter, Sunflower, KS; Mrs. Margaret Callahan, Buckner, MO.

b: Aug 23 1867, near Cincinnati, OH
d: Oct 6 1928
Hopewell Cemetery, Walker Twp, Henry Co, MO
Mrs. Enoch Middaugh of Garland, Mo. departed this life October 6, 1928, at the age of 61 years, 1 month and 13 days. Viola Ethel Ellis was born August 23, 1867, about 20 miles from Cincinnati, Ohio. She was a daughter of William and Abbie Ellis; She had five brothers and one sister. One brother, Fred Ellis of near Hannibal, Mo., and the sister, Mrs. Roy Lutz, of Hannibal, are left of that family. She was married to Enoch Middaugh at Falls Creek, Ill., on Nov. 26, 1885. They came to Missouri in January 1887, and located near Urich, Mo., having lived in the Urich and Garland neighborhood ever since. To this union 8 children were born, five girls and three boys all of whom with the father are left to mourn her departure. The children are as follows: Mrs. W. R. Williams, of near Delmar, Mo.; Mrs. J. W. George of near Petersburg, Mo.; Ben E. Middaugh, of Houston, Tex.; W. E. Middaugh of south of Garland, Mo.; Mrs. M. P. Young, east of Clinton, Mo.; Mrs. J. A. Morgan, of north of Garland, Mo.; James R. Middaugh, of the home and Mrs. Denver Crooks, also of the home. She also leaves fifteen grandchildren. She was buried in the Hopewell Cemetery

MIDDAUGH, William Junior
b: Nov 7 1919, near Garland, Henry Co, MO
d: Jun 13 1982, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
LaMonte Cemetery, LaMonte, Pettis Co, MO
arr: Ward Funeral Home

William Junior Middaugh, 62, Peculiar, died Sunday, June 13 1982, at Veterans Hospital in Kansas City. He was born Nov 7, 1919, in Henry County near Garland, and for many years he owned and operated the Riverside Resort at Warsaw, then moved to Peculiar. He was a member of the First Christian Church of Warsaw. Surviving are his wife, Betty, of the home; one son, William Eugene, of Springfield; one daughter, Mrs. Patsy Goodpasture, of Sedalia; one step-son and four step-daughters; his mother, Mrs. Belle Middaugh of Westwood in Clinton; two brothers, Leslie of Kansas City and Franklin B. (Tom) Middaugh of Peculiar; seven grandchildren. Funeral services will be Wednesday at the Ward Funeral Home in Chilhowee, and burial in the LaMonte, MO cemetery.

MIDDLECOFF, Byron Cicero
b: 1855, St. Clair Co, IL
d: Dec 2 1898, Deer Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Deer Creek Cemetery, Deer Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Dec 10, 1898 - Ciscero Middlecoff died in Deer Creek Township on the 2nd, aged 42 years, 11 months and 2 days. He was born in St. Clair County, Ill., married in this county to Lizzie Mitchell. Three children survive him, two boys and a girl, all single and living in Illinois. He made a profession in Christ but never united with the church. During his last hours he had a good nurse by the name of A. B. Parsons. The funeral was last Sabbath and his remains were buried in Deer Creek graveyard.

b: Oct 16 1859, Henry Co, MO
d: Sep 10 1904, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Englewood Cemetery ME-MY, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Missouri, Sep 17, 1904 - The death of Edward Middlecoff occurred at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Middlecoff on North Washington Street, Saturday, September 10, after nine weeks of intense suffering from locomotor ataxia. He was born four miles east of Clinton October 16, 1859 and was the second son; the eldest, Wm., resides in Kansas City; the eldest daughter, Mrs. Rose Gathright at Sheldon, Mo., Miss Kate Middlecoff is at home with her parents. He had many friends in Clinton and assisted his father with the milling business. Several years ago, his eyes were attacked by the disease, causing partial blindness, but he was always attentive to business until confined to bed. Burial in Englewood.

b: Feb 15 1829, Virginia
d: Aug 31 1915, Bethlehem Twp, Henry Co, MO

Mrs. Lizzie Middlecoff died at her home, 5 miles east of Clinton in the Deer creek neighborhood, Tuesday evening at 6:40 o'clock. She had suffered from skin diseases for years, but aside from that was unusually strong for one of her age. Last Thursday she began feeling badly and Friday became very ill, and gradually grew worse until her death, which was caused by an internal growth. Deceased was born in Virginia, Feb. 15, 1829. She came to Missouri when a small child and has lived here ever since. When 19 years of age she married W. W. Cecil. Before the war they resided on a farm and in Leesville, after which they moved to Sedalia, where her husband run a store for many years. In 1885 he died. In 1888 she married J. W. Middlecoff who also preceded her to the Heavenly Home five years ago. When she married Mr. Middlecoff, his youngest son, Archie, was only 9 years old. She took the motherless little boy to her heart and raised him as if he had been her own. Ever since his father's death, Archie has tenderly cared for her, ministering to her every need and want. Deceased had been a member of the Baptist church, since her girlhood and was a faithful follower of her Master. she is survived by three brothers; Wm. Foster, near Quarles; James Foster, Oklahoma; and A. G. Foster, of Windsor.

b: Apr 6 1834, Belleville, St. Clair Co, IL
d: Mar 27 1887, Henry Co, MO
Deer Creek Cemetery, Deer Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, April 2, 1887 - The wife of J. W. Middlecoff died Sunday at noon, March 27. Her disease was consuption. A Methodist and devoted wife, who has reared a large family of sons and daughters. She was a daughter of the widow Land, who resides a few miles in the country.

b: n/a
d: Sep 14 1936, Mayo, Canada

Clinton MO, March 1937 - Elmer Middlecoff, Jr., Meets Sad Fate - Mrs. Rolla Jones of Calhoun recently received word of the death of her cousin, Elmer Middlecoff, Jr., that took place in Mayo, Canada, according to a newspaper, which is published in that city, near Alaska. Mr. Middlecoff's father was reared east of Clinton and was a brother of the late Mrs. J. C. Inloes. Elmer Middlecoff, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Middlecoff, pioneer Highet creek placer operators, was killed September 14, 1936, when a huge mass of hard, blue clay caved in while Elmer, Jr., was tending the hydraulic monitor. As Elmer fell to the ground unconscious, the three men who were working in the cut at the time - C. R. Dickie, Tom Gregory and Walter Bleasdale - rushed to his aid. They immediately packed him to the mess house close by and made him as comfortable as possible on a cot. Elmer died an hour and fifteen minutes from the time that he had been struck, never regaining consciousness. By team his father brought the remains to Minto Bridge from where it was brought to Mayo by Bud Fisher in his truck. The two remaining members of the crew ac- (obit cut) his sad mission down the Highet creek trail. Every seat in St. Mary's church was filled Thursday afternoon. In addition to his loving father and mother, he leaves to mourn his sudden passing his wife, Mary, 2-year old daughter Jean, baby son, Roy, born this summer, and his three sisters: Mrs. S. J. White, Mrs. R. G. Lee and Miss Flora Middlecoff. Born in Seattle, Elmer, Jr., came to Mayo with his parents while just a small child. for the past 24 years he had resided here with his parents and sisters, and attended the Mayo school. In November 1933 Elmer was married to Miss Mary Johnson and since the time of their marriage, had made their home on Highet creek for the greater part of the time. A great lover of the outdoors, Elmer became an ardent hunter while in his 'teen age and was considered one of the best in his district. He never tired of hiking over the mountains and trails in pursuit of his favorite pastime. The Middlecoff family has long been identified with Highet creek where for the past 27 years Mr. Middlecoff, Sr., his wife and family have operated and developed their Highet creek property. During the past several years the hard-working young son had proved himself of inestimable value to his father with his long practical experience and knowledge of the placer mining game in that particular area. The sudden, unexpected blow in the loss of their only son, comes as a sad and tragic shock in the lives of these two esteemed pioneer parents who, for over quarter of a century have given their best and all in the interests of their family and their duty.

b: 1866
d: Sep 14 1934, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
Deer Creek Cemetery, Deer Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Sep 1934 - Clinton friends extend their sympathy to Mrs. Frank Ragland in the death of her brother, Jehu Middlecoff of Excelsior Springs. He had gone to the home of his son in Kansas City and was taken suddenly ill the evening of September 14, and death followed shortly. He was the son of Elizabeth and John Whitfield Middlecoff and went to school in the old Lampkin Academy, then as a young man left Clinton for Dulith, Minn. Mrs. Fannie Middlecoff, his widow survives him, also his children, Hudson Middlecoff of Waukegan, Ill., Louis E. Middlecoff of Kansas City, daughters, Mrs. Lucille Cooley, Chicago, Mrs. Mary E. Miller, Racine, Wisc. Mrs. Ragland is his only sister and the brothers are Al Middlecoff, Milan, Tenn., Archie Middlecoff and W. W. Middlecoff, of Los Angeles, and Elmer Middlecoff of the Yukon Territory, Alaska. A niece, Mrs. Hickey, from Nevada, was also here at the funeral. Rev. J. F. Mitchell conducted the graveside service at Deer Creek church where interment was made.

MIDDLECOFF, John Whitfield
b: Dec 10 1822, St. Clair Co, IL
d: Jun 19 1910, Deer Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Deer Creek Cemetery, Deer Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Jan 1910 - Died. John W. Middlecoff, January 19, 1910, at his home in Deer Creek Township, from cancer of the stomach. Born in St. Clair county, Illinois December 18, 1822 and was the son of Hon. John Middlecoff, a native of Hagerstown, Maryland. Came to Henry County in 1866 and bought an unimproved farm. Married Amy Anderson in his native county. She died in February, 1852. One son, John T. of Los Angeles, and two deceased sons. Mr. Middlecoff was married the second time in St. Clair County, Ill. in 1854 to Miss Elizabeth Land, a daughter of Capt. Aaron Land, one of the prominent men of this county. Ten children, eight surviving, together with his third wife, who was Miss Elizabeth Foster. Sons are Walter, Los Angeles; A. L., Milan, Tenn.; J. B., Duluth, Minnesota; Elmer, Seattle, Washington, and A. A., who lives just east of his father. The daughters are Mrs. J. C. Inloes, east of Clinton; Mrs. J. T. Foster, Lewis Station, and Mrs. Frank Ragland, near Montrose.

b: Jan 28 1862, Bellville, St. Clair Co, IL
d: Aug 19 1899, Banning, CA

Clinton MO, Sep 16, 1899 - After vainly seeking to win back the greatly desired possession of good health by months of travel, Lawrence Middlecoff died in Banning, Calif. August 19, 1899, of a complication of troubles. His wife and little four year old son, Lowell, and his brother, Walter, an attorney of Stockton, were with him at the last. Mr. James Kerr, father of Mrs. Middlecoff, was present from Los Angeles to give what assistance he could to his daughter in her sad trial. Lawrence Middlecoff was born in Bellville, Illinois January 28, 1862. He early evinced a taste for study and after a term of years at Chadduck College in Quincy, Ill., he was granted the degree of A.B. and admitted to the bar. He settled in Jan Jacinto in 1877, opening a law office and served as Deputy District Attorney for San Diego County. He married Miss Georgia Kerr in 1891. He was a son of J. W. Middlecoff of Deer Creek township. He also leaves four brothers and three sisters: Mrs. J. W. Foster and Archie Middlecoff of Lewis Station; Mrs. J. C. Inloe, Clinton; Mrs. Frank Ragland of Bates County; J. B. Middlecoff, Duluth, Minn.; A. L. Middlecoff, Milan, Tenn., and Elmer Middlecoff, Skagmore, Alaska.

MIDDLECOFF, William Francis
b: 1858, Henry Co, MO
d: Dec 14 1939, Oklahoma City, OK
Mount Washington Cemetery, Independence, Jackson Co, MO
Clinton MO, Dec 1939 - Former Clintonian Dies - William Francis Middlecoff, 80 years of age, older brother of Mrs. Rose Gathwright and Miss Kate Middlecoff, died Thursday, December 14, 1939, at 6:30 p.m. in Oklahoma City, Okla. He was a son of the late J. G. and Sallie Ann Watkins Middlecoff of Clinton, where he was born and reared. Funeral services were held at the Oklahoma City Presbyterian Church Saturday morning, then the body was brought to Kansas City where a short graveside service was held Monday at Mount Washington Cemetery, where he as buried. Services were attended by Miss Kate Middlecoff, Mrs. Rose Gathwright and Mrs. M. H. Haysler of Clinton. Mr. Middlecoff, who for 37 years had been a salesman for a St. Louis bag company, had his headquarters in Kansas City for a number of years, then was transferred to Oklahoma city. His wife, who died some years ago, was the former Miss Suttie Nichols of Fulton, whom he met while he was attending Westminster College in Fulton, after finishing the Clinton public schools. A fine business man, possessed of many worthy traits, of old and well known family, Mr. Middlecoff is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Margaret Lovegreen of Palmyra, Mo.; two sisters, Miss Middlecoff and Mrs. Gathwright of Clinton, and one niece, Mrs. Maude Bunce, of Austin, Texas.

MIDDLETON, Merlin William
b: Oct 20 1946
d: Aug 6 2004, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Peaceful Home Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Vansant-Mills Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Aug 24 2004 - Merlin William Middleton, son of Dwight and Reva Louise Teets Middleton, was born October 20, 1946, and died Friday, August 6, 2004 in Clinton. He was a self-employed plumber. He was a veteran of the Vietnam Conflict, serving in the United States Army. He was a member of the Clinton VFW Post 1894 and the North American Fishing Club. He is survived by his wife Viola Middleton of Deepwater; three sons, Richard Middleton and wife Andrea, Belton, and Michael J. Meade and Marcus J. Meade, Kansas City; one daughter Angela Parks and husband Kenny, Independence; two brothers, Robert Middleton of Kansas City and Richard Middleton of Sacramento, California; one sister Jean Middleton of Chula Vista, California, and two grandchildren, Lea Middleton and Katie Middleton. Funeral services were held at the Vansant-Mills Chapel Wednesday, August 11. Burial was in Peaceful Home Cemetery, rural Deepwater.

b: Jul 11 1934, Elvins, St. Francois Co, MO
d: Sep 21 2005, Jacksonville, Duval Co, FL
Caledonia Methodist Cemetery, Caledonia, Washington Co, MO
arr: Reser Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Sep 29 2005 - Carmel Lea Midgett, 71, Warsaw, went to be with her Lord Wednesday evening, September 21, 2005, at St. Luke's Hospital in Jacksonville, Florida. She was born in Elvins, Missouri, on July 11, 1934, the chosen daughter of the late Chester and Myrtle Jones Falkner of Leadwood, Missouri. She grew up in the Leadwood community and graduated from Leadwood High School in the Class of 1952. On May 21, 1953, she was united in marriage to Paul L. Midgett, a United States Air Force veteran stationed in San Antonio, Texas. They made their home in San Antonio for about six months. Paul's next duty assignment was overseas for about 18 months. During that time she returned to Leadwood. They both returned to San Antonio until his discharge from service. Carmel had lived in only one home prior to her marriage. That was soon to change. They moved from San Antonio to Brownwood, Texas, and then Colorado Springs, Colorado. Then to DeSoto, Missouri, where she assumed the role of a pastor's wife, as Paul accepted the pastor's duties at the Luckey Baptist Church. They later spent three years at the Holcomb Baptist Church in Holcomb, Mississippi, then to Glover Baptist Church in Glover, Missouri; Primrose Baptist Church in Bonne Terre, Missouri; the Bonita Baptist Church in Bonita, Texas; the Good Hope Baptist Church and Parks Chapel Baptist Church, near Clinton; the First Baptist Church in Appleton City; the Bethany Baptist Church and the new Covenant Baptist Church in Sedalia, and finally to the Open arms Baptist Church in Warsaw in January 1996. Carmel Midgett had been employed at several different times through the years, but for the most part she was a wife and homemaker for her husband and three children. She loved the duties of her home with the sewing and the cooking and tending to her flowers, but she was a pastor's wife standing along side with her husband as his most dependable source of support and encouragement. Always there with him, wherever they were. She is survived by her husband of 52 years, Paul, of the home; two sons, Paul David Midgett and his wife Cheryl, Clinton, and Bryan P. Midgett and his wife Lynn, Kingsville; one daughter Joy Woodley and her husband Terry, Overland Park, Kansas; four grandchildren, Lee Paul Midgett, a student at Southwest Baptist University in Bolivar, Kathleen Midgett, Alex Woodley and Drew Woodley, other relatives and many friends. Funeral services were Tuesday, September 27, at the Open Arms Baptist Church near Warsaw. A second service was held Wednesday, September 28, at Britton Funeral Home in Potosi, Missouri. Burial was on Caledonia Methodist Cemetery in Caledonia, Missouri.

b: Jan 21 1922, DeFiance, OH
d: Jan 23 2008, Phoenix, AZ

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 30 2008 - June Elizabeth (Humphrey) Midkiff, 86, Urich, died Wednesday, January 23, 2008, in Phoenix, Arizona. The daughter of Verne and Edith (Patton) Humphrey, she was born January 21, 1922, in DeFiance, Ohio. She was preceded in death by her parents, one brother, two infant sons and one grandson. On December 21, 1991, she married Calvin Midkiff. She graduated from Albany High School and attended Northwest Missouri State University. She was an artist and interior designer. Survivors include her husband Calvin, Urich; daughter Phillis Morrison, Phoenix, Arizona; four grandchildren; several stepchildren and step-grandchildren. Funeral services will be Friday, February 1, at Roberson-Polley Chapel, Albany. Burial will be in Mt. Zion Cemetery, Albany.

b: Jul 31 1921, near Montrose, Henry Co, MO
d: Aug 30 1991, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Urich Cemetery, Bogard Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Consalus Funeral Homes

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Tharen W. Allison was born in Henry County, near Montrose, July 31, 1921, the daughter of Jacob M. Allison and Tabetha Stone Allison. She passed away at the Golden Valley Memorial Hospital in Clinton August 30, 1991, at the age of 70 years and 30 days. She was married in 1941 to Scott Weidman who was serving in the military service of the United States. The couple traveled together in many places of the world for most of their married years until they retired and moved to Urich in 1976. Scott Weidman preceded her in death in 1984. On January 12, 1986, she was married to Calvin Midkiff, who now survives of the home in Urich. She is also survived by two sons, Darryl S. Weidman of Urich and Jerry D. Weidman of Westminster, California. Also surviving is a sister, Phyllis Jean Wright of Pleasant Valley and eight grandchildren. She was a member of the Christian Church in Urich. Funeral services were September 3, at the Consalus Funeral Chapel in Urich. Burial was in Urich Cemetery.

MIERS, Charles Lee "Chuck"
b: Feb 4 1944, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
d: Nov 12 2005, Blairstown, Henry Co, MO
Chilhowee Cemetery, Chilhowee, Johnson Co, MO
arr: Vansant-Mills Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Dec 22 2005 - Charles Lee "Chuck" Miers was born in Clinton on February 4, 1944, the son of Elmer Lee Miers and Thelma (Clinton) Miers. He died at his home in Blairstown on November 12, 2005, at the age of 61 years. Chuck served in the United States Navy. He was married to Donna Jean Holloway. He was a journeyman lineman and belonged to Union Local #53, Kansas City. He was a member of the Chilhowee Baptist Church where he served as a deacon and song leader. He is survived by his wife Donna of the home; two sons, Victor Whitaker of Selah, Washington, and Jud Miers of Pleasant Hill; his mother Thelma Salley, Warsaw; three brothers, Steve Pickens and Bill Pickens of Warsaw and Ed Pickens of Higginsville; his sister Eleanor Estes of Arizona; five grandchildren, Rebecca Rogers, Vincent Lee Whitaker, Jacob Miers, Makenzie Ayers and Connor Miers, and one great-granddaughter, Isabella Valdez. Funeral services were held Saturday, November 26. Internment was in the Chilhowee Cemetery.

MIHLHAUSER, Charles William
b: May 4 1875, Illinois
d: Feb 4 1951, Calhoun, Henry Co, MO
Laurel Oak Cemetery MA-MI, Windsor, Windsor Twp, Henry Co, MO
Windsor Review, Windsor MO - Charles William Mihlhauser, youngest son of Nichlous and Elizabeth Jones Mihlhauser was born May 4, 1875 in Illinois and departed this life at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Claude Pinkston of Calhoun, Mo. on February 4, 1951 at the age of 75 years and nine months. He was united in marriage to Miss Ida Wombles on October 21, 1900, at the Baptist Church in Manila, Mo. To this union two daughters were born, Mrs. Myrtle Brown and Mrs. Elizabeth Pinkston, both of Calhoun. He is also survived by one brother, Andy Mihlhauser of Brunswick, Mo, seven grandchildren, and 12 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife on June 26, 1945, also six brothers and three sisters. Mr. Mihlhauser accepted Christ as his savior in early manhood and united with the Manila Baptist church of which he remained a member at the time of his death. He was a kind and loving father and neighbor and will be missed by his family and many friends. Services were held at the funeral home Tuesday, February 6. Burial was in Laurel Oak Cemetery.

b: Feb 19 1882, Hickory Co, MO
d: Jun 26 1945, N of Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Laurel Oak Cemetery MA-MI, Windsor, Windsor Twp, Henry Co, MO
Windsor Review, Windsor MO, Thursday, Jun 28 1945 - Mrs. C. W. Mihlhauser died suddenly Tuesday afternoon while sitting on the porth at their country home. She was 63 years old. - Windsor Review, Windsor MO, Thursday, Jul 5 1945 - Ida Mary Wombles, daughter of Sarah and Perry Wombles, was born in Hickory County, February 19, 1882, and passed away suddenly from a heart attack at 9 a.m. at her home north of Windsor, June 26, 1945. She was united in marriage October 21, 1900 to Charles William Mihlhauser near Manilla, Mo. Early in life, she united with the Methodist Church and was an active member as long as her health permitted. Her father, mother and one brother preceded her in death. She leaves to mourn her passing, her husband, C. W. Mihlhauser of the home, two daughters, Mrs. Claude Pinkston of near Calhoun and Mrs. Steve Brown of Windsor, seven grandchildren and five great grandchildren, six brothers and four sisters and many other relatives and friends. She was a devoted wife and mother and a good neighbor, always ready and willing to help any one in trouble. - Clinton Eye, Clinton MO, Thursday, Jul 5 1945 - Ida Mary Wombles was born in Hickory County, Missouri Feb. 19, 1882 the daughter of Perry H. and Sarah E. Wombles, and died suddenly of a heart attack June 26, 1945 at her home north of Windsor. She was united in marriage to C. W. Mihlhouser in November 1900, and to this happy union were born two children, Mrs. Steven Brown of Windsor and Mrs. Claude Pinkston of Calhoun; also seven grandchildren and five great grandchildren, all of whom were a great joy to their grandmother. At an early age, she united with the Methodist Church and was always a faithful church worker. She was a kind friend and neighbor, greatly loved by all who knew her. She also leaves the following brothers and sisters; Eugene and John Wombles, both of Windsor, Mrs. Mike Anderson of Clinton, Mrs. Clint Maize, Mrs. Orville Gray, Mrs. William Widener, Charles, J. E., and Earnest Wombles all of Kansas City, Kan., and Wesley Wombles of Junction City, Kan., also a host of nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Friday, June 29, at the Baptist Church in Windsor. Interment in Laurel Oak Cemetery.

b: abt 1831
d: Dec 27 1889, Missouri

Weekly Brunswicker, Brunswick MO, Saturday, Dec 28 1889 - Died, on Friday, December 27th, Mr. Nicholas Mihlhauser, Esq., aged 58 years, 3 months and 14 days. Deceased has for many years been a sufferer from cancer of the stomach. He was a clever man and an upright citizen. He leaves a wife and eight children, five of whom are married. (Youngest being Charles William Mihlhauser of Windsor, MO.) He will be buried on Sunday at ten o'clock. Elder W. G. Barker will preach the funeral sermon at the family residence, and the corpse will be interred at the Elliot Grove cemetery.

MIKELSON, Ariana Elizabeth WITHAM
b: abt 1964, Independence, Jackson Co, MO
d: May 17 2006, Winston-Salem, NC
Maplewood Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Vansant-Mills Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Ariana Elizabeth Mikelson (Dana Witham), age 42 of Winston-Salem North Carolina passed away Wednesday, May 17, 2006 at her home. Funeral services will be Tuesday, May 23, 2006 at Vansant-Mills Chapel, Clinton with burial in Maplewood Cemetery, Brownington, Missouri. Ariana was born in Independence, Missouri. She was an occupational therapist working in the field of pediatrics. She was of the Jewish faith. She is survived by two brothers, David Witham and Darin Witham, both of Independence, Missouri; her father, Roy D. Witham of Lake Ozark, Missouri; her daughter, Chiristina Kelly Craye and a grandson, Rider, both of Charlotte, North Carolina.

b: Jan 2 1914, Christian Co, MO
d: Jul 16 1992, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
D.W. Newcomer's Sons Funeral Homes
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Mrs. Delma Alice Mikessell, 78, east Kansas City, died Thursday, July 16, 1992 at Park Lane Medical Center. Graveside services were Monday at Floral Hills Cemetery. Mrs. Mikessell was born in Christian County and lived in the Kansas City area most of her life. She was a Baptist. Survivors include a son, Harold Blevins, Clinton; two daughters, Patsy McReynolds and Iva Boley; a brother, Jim Tennis, and a sister, Vonda McFarlan, all of Independence; 17 grandchildren and 32 great-grandchildren.


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