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ORAM, Frank W.
b: Mar 9 1906, Leslie, Franklin Co, MO
d: Nov 29 1992, Warrensburg, Johnson Co, MO
Mineral Creek Cemetery, Leeton, Johnson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Frank W. Oram, 86, Leeton, died Sunday, Nov. 29, 1992 at a nursing home in Warrensburg. Services will be Wednesday at the First Baptist Church of Leeton; burial in Mineral Creek Cemetery, Leeton. Mr. Oram was born in Leslie, Mo., and lived in Leeton most of his life. He was a farmer, retiring in 1978. He was a member of the church. His wife of 59 years, Eula Farier Oram, died in 1991. Survivors include two sons, Russell Oram, Kansas City, Ks., and Car Oram, Lodi, Ca.; a daughter, Linda Evans, Leeton; a brother, Harold Oram, Kansas City; nine grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

ORAM, Lawrence Robert
b: Sep 1 1923, Urich, Henry Co, MO
d: Mar 2 1993, Rantoul, Franklin Co, KS
bur: Osawatomie Cemetery, Osawatomie, KS

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Lawrence Robert Oram, 69, Rantoul, Kansas, died Tuesday, March 2, 1993, at the home. Services will be Friday at the Wilson & Son Chapel, Paola, Kansas; burial in the Osawatomie Cemetery. Mr. Oram was born in Urich and moved to Rantoul 35 years ago. Survivors include his wife Nellie Oram, of the home; three sons, Michael Oram, Oklahoma City, Daniel Oram, North Fork, Va., and Samuel Oram, Lane, Kansas; two daughters, Sharon Henke, Littleton, Colo., and Kathleen Zamora, Ottawa, Kansas; two sisters, Geraldine Seller, Paola, and Helen Hammer, Boise, Idaho; a brother, Frank Oram, Paola; 20 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

b: Dec 20 1899, Double Springs, Winston Co, AL
d: Jul 15 1993, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Lowry City Cemetery, Lowry City, St. Clair Co, MO
arr: Consalus Funeral Homes

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Ella Hill Orfield was born December 20, 1899, in Double Springs, Alabama, the daughter of Jacob and Lexie (Pierson) Hill. She passed away July 15, 1993, at the Golden Valley Memorial Hospital at the age of 93. She grew up in Alabama. She was one of 11 brothers and sisters and three stepsisters. As a youngster, she worked in the cotton fields of Alabama. She was baptized at Mount Eburn Baptist Church in Double Springs, Alabama. She attended numerous Brush Harbor meetings and enjoyed reading and discussing the Bible with others. She was married to Loyd A. Orfield August 16, 1927, and to this union two sons were born. She and her husband moved to Lowry City in 1927. She liked flowers, gardening and quilting. She and Loyd made flowers and wreathes out of crepe paper for Memorial Day. She was a loyal wife and loving mother an grandmother. She was always a hard worker and honest. She was generous and always willing to help others and especially enjoyed being around children. She liked to visit with others and loved to play bingo at the nursing home. She is survived by one son, Joe Orfield, Deepwater; seven grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband Loyd, on November 9, 1968, and her son Jacob, on May 2, 1989. Funeral services were Monday, July 19, 1993, at Consalus Chapel in Clinton, with burial in Lowry City Cemetery.

ORFIELD, Joseph H.
b: Mar 25 1929, Haleyville, Winston Co, AL
d: Apr 28 1996
Maplewood Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Consalus Funeral Homes

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Joseph H. Orfield was born March 25, 1929, in Haleyville, Alabama, the son of Loyd Albert and Ella (Hill) Orfield. He died Sunday, April 28, 1996, at the age of 67. Mr. Orfield was married to Dorothy Jarvis May 23, 1949, in Clinton. He had lived in the Deepwater area since 1960. Mr. Orfield was a heavy equipment operator for a number of years, working for the rock quarry and the highway department. He was a member of Union Local #101. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy, of the home; two sons, William J. Orfield and wife, Charleen, Athens, Alabama, and Larry Orfield and wife, Linda, Butler; one daughter, Deborah Williamson and husband, Mike, Appleton City, five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Wednesday, May 1, at the Consalus Chapel, Clinton. Burial was in the Maplewood Cemetery, Brownington.

ORFIELD, Larry Joe
b: Sep 28 1952, Windsor, Henry Co, MO
d: Oct 12 2007, near Deepwater, Henry Co, MO
Maplewood Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Oct 17 2007 - Larry Joe Orfield, 55, died Friday, October 12, 2007 at his home near Deepwater. He was born September 28, 1952 to Joseph H. and Dorothy Marie Jarvis Orfield in Windsor. Larry, one of three children, attended his early elementary school years in Montrose before moving with his family to Deepwater where he completed his elementary and secondary education, graduating in 1970 from Deepwater High School. His work experience started at a gas station working for Norman Hildebrand followed by employment with Clearfield Cheese. After serving in the United States Army in the early 1970s, he started a 30-plus year career with Kansas City Power and light, working at both the Montrose and LaCygne plants. He belonged to the IBEW Local 412. On February 25, 1978 Larry was united in marriage to Linda Sager in Clinton. They spent 29 devoted years together and raised two lovely daughters. When the daughters married, Larry accepted his sons-in-laws as sons and thoroughly enjoyed and cherished his four grandchildren. Larry loved life. With agleam in his eye and a grin on his face, he was known to be quite a prankster. Anyone who knew and loved him was subject to his pranks. Sports activities include high school basketball and an "under 30" followed by an "over 30" basketball league. Larry also enjoyed bowling; however, his quest for animals and a love of the outdoors made hunting and fishing his favorite pastimes. He also liked to take things apart and could fix anything - or at least get it to run. Larry was a goodhearted faithful and admirable man. With patience and unconditional love, he proudly stood by his family. Larry is survived by his wife of 29 years, Linda Orfield of Deepwater; two daughters, Christine Schmidt and husband Cory, Webb City, and Amy Setzer and husband Dennis, Urich; his mother Dorothy Orfield of Deepwater; a brother William Orfield and wife Charleen, Athens, Alabama; a sister Deborah Williamson and husband Mike, Appleton City; four grandchildren, Corbin and Courtney Schmidt and Dylan and Cameron Setzer, and one nephew, two nieces, two great-nephews, four great-nieces, uncles, aunts, cousins and a host of friends. He was preceded in death by his father and grandparents. Funeral services will be Thursday, October 18, at the Clinton United Methodist Church in Clinton. Burial will be in Maplewood Cemetery in Brownington.

ORFIELD, Roosevelt T.
b: Mar 10 1910
d: Dec 24 2004, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Hadley Funeral Home
Find-A-Grave: 64718709

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Dec 28 2004 - R. T. Orfield, 94, Clinton, died Friday, December 24, 2004, at Golden Valley Hospital, Clinton. He was born March 10, 1910, the son of John Grag Orfield and Maggie Elisbeth (Creveling) Orfield. On December 18, 1928, he married Willie Lee Adkins, who died October 22, 1999. He was a farmer and a member of Mt. Olivet Baptist Church, Roseland. He is survived by two sons, John William Orfield, Kansas City, and Theodore Junior Orfield, Lincoln; four grandchildren, four great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandson; numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by three brothers and seven sisters. Funeral services will be Thursday, December 30, at Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial will be in Clinton Memory Gardens Cemetery.

b: May 20 1909, Grand Cypress, AR
d: Oct 22 1999, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Hadley Funeral Home
Find-A-Grave: 64718786

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Willie Lee Orfield, 90, Clinton and formerly of Roseland, died late Friday evening, October 22, 1999, at the Westwood Nursing Home, Clinton. She was born May 20, 1909, in Grand Cypress, Arkansas, the daughter of William Thomas Adkins and Martha Ann (Little) Adkins. On December 18, 1928, in Stuttgart, Arkansas, she married R. T. Orfield, who survives of the home in Clinton. She was a homemaker and a member of the Mt. Olivet Baptist Church, near Roseland. In addition to her husband, she is survived by two sons, John William Orfield, Kansas City, and Theodore Junior Orfield, Lincoln; four grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by two brothers and four sisters. Funeral services were Monday at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor, with burial in Clinton Memory Gardens Cemetery.

ORGAN, Edwin Herbert
b: Mar 15 1910, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
d: Jul 11 1996, Raytown, Jackson Co, MO
Englewood Cemetery NA-PE, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Edwin Herbert Organ, 86, Raytown, died Thursday, July 11, 1996, at the Cedar Valley Health Care Center. Funeral services were Monday, July 15, at the D. W. Newcomer's Sons Floral Hills Chapel. Graveside services were Monday at the Englewood Cemetery, Clinton. Mr. Organ was born in Clinton and lived in the Kansas City area since 1967. He was a World War II Army Air Corps veteran. He was a chef for Wolf Burgers. He was a member of the Blue Ridge Baptist Temple. He was a member of the Hayes Masonic Lodge, Hayes, Ks., and was a member of the Shrine Temple. Survivors include one son Larry Heslep, Gilette, Wy.; four grandchildren and one great-granddaughter. Mr. Organ's parents, Leslie and Dora Nutt Organ, lived on North Sixth Street. He would come to Clinton and visit Chas. and Emily LaHue Organ in the 1930s. His niece, Bonnie Organ Smith lives in Clinton. He has several nieces and nephews living in Kansas City, Oklahoma, Florida and Wichita.

b: Mar 9 1906, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
d: Oct 30 1991, Independence, Jackson Co, MO
Englewood Cemetery NA-PE, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Emily B. Organ, daughter of N. C. and Catherine Birth LaHue, was born March 9, 1906 in Clinton, Mo., and passed away Oct. 30, 1991 at Independence Medical Center, Independence. She attended the Clinton School system. She was married to Charles Organ, February 7, 1923. To this union eight children were born. The family moved to Kansas City in 1943. She was a member of the United Methodist Church, also a member of Rebekah Lodge and Royal Neighbors of America. She was employed in the Northeast High School cafeteria from 1955 to 1966. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles, and one son, Norman. She is survived by two sons, Kenneth of Sandpoint, Id.; Donald J. of St. Louis; Five daughters, Bonnie L. Smith of Clinton, Janice DeMayo, Raytown, Charlene S. Hughes, Kansas City, Sandra K. Padgham, Wichita, Ks., Gloria A. Rose, Bell Flower, Ca.; one brother, Marshall M. LaHue, Seattle Was.; 15 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild, and a host of nieces and nephews. Services were held November 2, 1991 at the White Avenue United Methodist church, under direction of Shields Funeral Home. Graveside services were at Englewood Cemetery, Clinton. Pall bearers were grandsons, James Altergott, Douglas Altergott, Gerald Hughes, Steven DeMayo, Gary Rose and Raymond Findley.

ORGAN, Kenneth Loyd
b: Aug 10 1930, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
d: Jan 20 1993, Sagle, ID
Englewood Cemetery NA-PE, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
arr: Consalus Funeral Homes

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Kenneth L. Organ, son of Charles and Emily LaHue Organ, passed away at his home in Sagle, Idaho, January 20, 1993. He was born August 10, 1930 in Clinton. His early childhood was spent in Clinton where he attended Franklin School. He was a member of the Methodist Church. With the family moving to Kansas City, he later was graduated from Northeast High School. September 29, 1950 he married Lois J. Moore. To this union one son was born. Most of his adult life was spent in California, employed by Montgomery Elevators. Failing health forced his retirement and move to Idaho. He is survived by his wife Jean of the home; one son Kenneth Wayne of Tacoma, Wa.; two grandsons and one granddaughter. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother Norman. Other survivors are his sisters, Bonnie Smith of Clinton, Janice DeMayo of Raytown, Charlene Hughes of Kansas City, Sandra Padgham of Wichita, Ks., Gloria Rose of Bellflower, Ca.; and one brother Donald Organ of Gulf Hammock, Fl., cousins, nieces and nephews. Graveside services will be Monday, February 1, at Englewood Cemetery.

b: abt 1867
d: Sep 16 1897, Ladue, Henry Co, MO

Clinton MO - Died September 16, 1897, at Ladue, Mrs. V. V. Ormsby, aged 30, sick nearly four weeks with typhoid malaria. Her maiden name was Lizze Coleman and besides her husband and two little daughters, she leaves a father, mother, two sisters and two brothers. Another happy home is broken up. Funeral at Montrose.

ORR, Albert Gregory
b: Dec 19 1890, Henry Co, MO
d: Apr 6 1891, Henry Co, MO
Shawnee Mound Cemetery, Shawnee Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Eye - Albert Gregory, son of Rev. Z. T. and Alice Orr, was born December 19, 1890 and died April 6, 1891. He was sick only eight days with pneumonia. His mother died when he was only 10 days old and altho he realized nothing of a mother's love nor of her great desire to take him with her, he was spared for a little while to the family and dear friends who cared for him so kindly. Mrs. P. W. Moore took care of him until he was old enough for his father and sisters to care for him. They loved him with a tender love. Albert was a bright child and will be greatly missed here but can we not hear the little voice from the heavenly shore calling "Papa and friends, come this way!"

b: Apr 18 1855, Graves Co, KY
d: Dec 29 1890, Shawnee Mound, Henry Co, MO
Shawnee Mound Cemetery, Shawnee Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton, MO - Died, at Shawnee Mound, Monday night, Dec. 29th, at 11 o'clock, Mrs. Alice Orr (nee Gregory), wife of Rev. Z. T. Orr. Born in Graves county, Ky., April 18, 1855. When she was 11, her mother died, leaving her and an older sister to keep house for her father, until her marriage to Z. T. Orr on the 4th day of August, 1872. They lived in that county until October, 1881, and during that time her husband entered the ministry. they then moved to Vernon county, this state, when her husband took charge of a church. After a year and a half, they moved to Windsor, living there until December, 1855, when they went to Shawnee Mound. Sister Orr joined the Calvary congregation of the c. P. church, near her father's home, during the same week as her marriage. After moving to Shawnee Mound, she united with the church at this place. She was a member of the Ladies Missionary Society since its organization in the fall of 1888, serving one year as vice president. She was loved and respected. It has been her custom, since the meeting held in the summer of 1889, to hold family worship and return thanks at the table in the absence of her husband. sister was truly a help mate to him in his ministerial work, making many sacrifices and always expressing willingness for him to go and preach. Her suffering during her illness, which only lasted one week, was very intense, yet her mind was clear and she knew everyone who spoke to the last. Sometime during the night previous to her death, she called her husband to her and gave instructions as to the children dividing some things among themselves as keepsakes. She talked freely of dying and gave every assurance that she was ready and willing to go. She was of a cheerful disposition and made many friends, especially among the young people. she leaves with her husband, six children, one an infant less than two weeks old. Her funeral was preached on Dec. 31 to a very large and sympathetic congregation, from the text, "Let me die the death of the righteous." After the funeral, the Missionary Society formed a procession and marched with her remains to the Shawnee Mound cemetery, where she was laid to rest to await the resurrection.

ORR, Lelia Faye
b: Jul 29 1930, E of Piper, Henry Co, MO
d: Dec 12 1936, Butler, Bates Co, MO
White Oak Cemetery, Walker Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - All but the mother and one child of the Ray G. Orr family of the Piper community have been stricken with that dread disease, typhoid fever, the source of which is not definitely known. The two smallest children, Lelia Faye and Ray Jr., the first to take the fever, were critically ill so were taken to the hospital at Butler, where little Lelia Faye died at 2 a.m. Saturday. The two children were thought to have influenza, when they first became ill, but as their conditions grew steadily worse, another doctor was called in consultation. He diagnosed the cases as typhoid, and had the children taken to the hospital, where they suffered greatly. Shortly afterward the father of the family and Mrs. Orr's son, Kenneth Guy Simpson, became ill, but their illnesses were not so severe as the physicians knew from the first what disease they were suffering with and could take proper measures to combat it. Mercifully, the mother did not take the fever, so she could remain at the bedside of her two smallest at the hospital in Butler, and her presence comforted them greatly. Kenneth is at the home of his grandfather W. T. Long in Clinton, and Mr. Orr is being cared for by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Orr, at their home, west of Piper. The youngest child in the Orr family, Lillian Mae, has not been ill. Lelia Faye Orr was born July 29, 1930, second child of Ray G. and Ocie Long Simpson Orr, east of Piper. Here she spent her brief span of life, a beautiful, affectionate child with gleaming auburn hair and blue eyes. She was the pet of her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Orr, and Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Long. Her quick mind and sunny smile made friends with her schoolmates at Camp branch where she started to school this fall and attended until her fatal illness. Her passing was just a promotion to a higher plane, where, pure and unspotted, she will live in a better home than could ever be prepared here, and where her soul, the indestructible part of her own sweet self, will some day welcome her loved ones. She is survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ray Orr Sr., a sister Lillian Mae, brother Ray Jr., of the home, also two half-brothers and sister, Kenneth Guy Simpson of the home and Cecil and Alta Fern Simpson, near Urich; her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Orr of the neighborhood, and Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Long, Clinton. Funeral services were conducted at the White Oak church December 13. Interment was in the cemetery nearby.

ORR, Marvel Elmer
b: Jan 21 1892, Meta, Osage Co, MO
d: Sep 22 1977, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Blairstown Cemetery, Big Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Ward Funeral Home

Marvel Elmer Orr, son of Marvel and Elizabeth Barnhart Orr, was born near Meta, MO., January 21, 1892. He passed away September 22, 1977 after an extended illness. On June 8, 1915, Mr. Orr was united in marriage to Ruby Lee Fisher. After living in St. Louis for a short time, the family moved to Blairstown, MO. Mr. Orr operated a barber shop in this community for 43 years. He was a faithful member of the Blairstown Methodist Church, a community minded person, and a caring husband and father. Approximately 4 years ago, Mr. Orr's failing health necessitated selling their home and moving to Clinton, MO. Mr. Orr, the youngest of 12 children, was preceded in death by his parents and all brothers and sisters. He is survived by his wife, Ruby, of the home; 2 daughters, 2 sons; six grandchildren, 5 step great grandchildren. He was buried September 24, 1977 in the Blairstown Cemetery.

ORR, Ray Gilbert Jr.
b: Jun 20 1928, Henry Co, MO
d: Jun 18 2007, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Englewood Cemetery NA-PE, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
arr: Vansant-Mills Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jul 11 2007 - Ray Orr Jr., son of Ray Gilbert and Ocie Long Orr, was born June 20, 1928, in Henry County and died June 18, 2007, at his home in Clinton. Ray was a member of the White Oak United Methodist Church, Urich. He owned Orr Water Hauling for over 30 years. He is survived by his wife Georgia of the home; one son Ronnie Orr and wife Charlene, Urich; two daughters, Patricia Leonard and husband John, and Linda Gibbons and husband Sam, all of Clinton; two stepsons, Tom Hetherington and wife Susan, Kansas City, and Max Hetherington, Clinton; a stepdaughter Debbie Wolff and husband Steve, Raytown; a half-brother Kenneth Simpson and wife Ruby, Florida; a half-sister Fern Peterson and husband Jim, Kansas City; a brother-in-law Don Zehnder and wife Edna, Jefferson City; a sister-in-law Irene Simpson of Clinton, as well as 16 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and a number of nieces, nephews, other family and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; a stepdaughter Lora Simmons; a half-brother Cecil Simpson, and two sisters, Lillian Zehnder and Lela Faye Orr. Services for Ray were held Friday, June 22, at Vansant-Mills Chapel, Clinton. Interment was in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

ORTNER, Alvin Levi
b: Nov 14 1907, Hooker, Texas Co, OK
d: Oct 31 1999
Englewood Cemetery NA-PE, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
arr: Vansant-Mills Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Nov 22 1999 - Alvin Levi Ortner was born November 14, 1907, in Hooker, Oklahoma, to John and Minnie Ortner, who were second generation German emigrants from Russia. In December 1911, his parents moved to Clinton by covered wagon. Alvin's early years were spent here learning his father's trade of carpentry. He attended the local schools and then went to Union College in Lincoln, Nebraska. On June 15, 1931, he married Marie Blee, and to their union Patricia Ann Marie was born on April 12, 1933. Tragically within a few days, Marie passed away. Patty was his only child. In 1936, Alvin married Meta Cox, a secretary in the Missouri Conference Office of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. They were happily married until she preceded him in death in May of 1996. Alvin started a new venture in 1931, hatching baby chicks. The business grew until he had clientele in all 48 states and he kept it going for 40 years, until 1971. As a lifelong resident of Clinton he was very active in civic affairs and a variety of business ventures. He became involved during his later years in the establishment of the Henry County Museum. He loved Clinton and gave of himself to the community. A lifelong member of the Clinton Seventh-day Adventist Church, he was deeply involved and supportive of every activity upon which the church embarked. Indeed the church was central to his life. He served as a local elder for over 40 years, and in addition to this he was very much involved in the larger church picture such as the activities of the Iowa-Missouri Conference, the establishment of Sunnydale Academy, the development of Union College and Oma Linda University and Medical Center. He served on a number of these boards and on their executive committees. Alvin had a strong commitment to help those who were in genuine need, and often he provided support without the recipient's being aware of the source. Alvin's life was marked by a sense of commitment to make life better by helping others. He was generous yet frugal; he was wise but with a sense of humor; and he will be remembered by a host of friends and loved ones as a man who accomplished his goal; he made the world a better place. Funeral services were held at the Seventh-Day Adventist Church, Clinton, on Thursday, November 4. Burial was in the Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

b: 1911
d: Apr 25 1933, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
Englewood Cemetery NA-PE, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
arr: Wilkinson Funeral Home

Clinton MO - Services were conducted for Mrs. Alvin Ortner Thursday afternoon of last week, at the First M. E. Church. Fred Shepherd and family, uncle of the deceased, drove from Aberdeen, South Dakota, starting at 7:30 Wednesday, and arrived here at 9:30 Thursday night. Word of their coming was received, and burial of the body in Englewood was postponed until Friday morning. Others who came from out-of-town were Mrs. Ortner's sisters, Mesdames Elmer Rousch, Newton, Iowa, and Gordon Mason of Knoxville, Iowa; an aunt Mrs. Charles Galer, sons, Edward and Ray, and son and wife Mr. and Mrs. Ward Galer, Miss Wilma Coleman and Mrs. John Young, all of Ottawa, Kansas.

ORTNER, Meta Melvina COX
b: Jul 6 1909, Denver, Denver Co, CO
d: May 4 1996, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Englewood Cemetery NA-PE, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
arr: Consalus Funeral Homes

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Meta Melvina Cox was born July 6, 1909, in Denver, Colorado, to Grant and Nellie Hendricks Cox. She died Saturday, May 4, 1996, at her home in Clinton. She completed their family of four, having two older brothers, Arlon and Tolbert and an older sister, Alice. Meta was a graduate of Campion Academy in Loveland, Colorado, and furthered her education by attending a Denver business college for one year, receiving advanced training in secretarial science. In the fall of 1927, Meta came to Clinton as secretary to the president of the Missouri Conference of Seventh-day Adventists. Her tenure there continued for nearly 10 years where her skills and congenial association were always appreciated. On July 20, 1936, Meta married Alvin L. Ortner, her sweetheart, friend and companion. For nearly 60 years they worked together and opened their home to many, many friends and loved ones. Meta also became the mother of little Patty who was then three years old. Soon after her marriage, she joined her husband in a business venture, using her secretarial and office management skills. For 35 years they were a number one team that spelled the success for Ortner Hatchery. From her early teen years, Meta was a devoted and active member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Her church family will remember her most for sharing her musical talent in playing the organ and piano for services each week. For the last 26 years she also served as church treasurer. Meta was a member of the 20th Century Book Club, a charter member of the Gray Ladies, a volunteer for the American Red Cross, a member of the Henry County Historical Society and the Board of Counselors of Loma Linda University. She will always be remembered for the love she shared with her family, her church family, her friends and her community. She is survived by her husband Alvin L. Ortner, Clinton; one daughter, Patricia Watts, Silver Springs, Md.; four grandchildren, Edie Crane, Yakima, Wa., Marcia Falk, Canyonville, Or., Ralph Watts III, Uklah, Ca., and Laurie Foxworthy, Rome, Ga.; great-grandchildren, Lesley, Nathan, Adam, Meredith and Andrew Crane, Jill, Chaz, Zach, Tessa and Qunicy Falk, Elsie and Steve Watts, Buffy and Amy Foxworthy; one sister, Alice Barton; nephews and nieces, Frank Barton, Denver, Co., Vernon Barton, Payette, Idaho, Roger Cox, Richardson, Texas, and Marimae Barton Buel, Rough & Ready, Ca.; and a host of friends and loved ones. Funeral services were at the Consalus Funeral Home, Clinton, May 9.

b: Sep 19 1907, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
d: Aug 3 2008, Colorado
Adamson Funeral & Cremation Services
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Aug 6 2008 - Ettie L. Orton, 100, Eaton, Colorado, was born in Clinton to Calvin and Mary (White) Peek. She grew up in Coal Township on the family farm. She was the second of her siblings to reach 100 years of gae. On Feb. 4, 1927, she married Louis Orton in Clinton. He died in 1975. Ettie devoted herselft to caring for her family and friends. Until her health failed, she loved cooking, sewing, crocheting and feeling the warmth of garden dirt falling throug her fingers. Her green thumb was well known. Her strong faith in God was seen in her service to the Eaton United Methodist Church. She was also a member of the Rebekah Lodge. Ettie loved traveling whenever and wherever she could. She was most proud and thrilled when she traveled to Australia in her 90's. With her million dollar smile, she knew no strangers. Mrs. Orton died Sunday, Aug. 3, 2008, at Hospice and Palliative Care of Northern Colorado. Survivors are daughters, Dorothy Waits and Darlene Orton of Eaton; 13 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren, 11 great-great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband Louis; daughter Dolores Siglinger; granddaughter Kathy Abbott; seven brothers and three sisters. Services will be Thursday, Aug. 7, at Eaton United Methodist Church. Interment will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens.

ORYALL, Eli Joseph
b: May 2 1870, Brown Co, WI
d: Apr 28 1932, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Englewood Cemetery NA-PE, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, May 1932 - Eli Joseph Oryall died at his home on the corner of Lincoln and Fifth streets at 5:15 p.m. Thursday, April 28th with Bright's Disease. He had been in poor health for several years but suffered intensely since March 15, being confined to his bed since that time. He was born in Brown county, Wisconsin, May 2, 1870, and moved with his parents to Nebraska, September 13, 1883. He was educated there and attended high school. He was united in marriage to Miss Elizabeth Mae Keehler (note: correct spelling is Elizabeth May Kuehler), in Fillmore county, Nebraska, July 11, 1900. They lived on a farm there for a number of y ears, coming to Henry county in 1914 where they lived on a farm belonging to his mother, the late Mrs. Paryzad Doty, for six years. They then moved to a farm one-half mile south of Thrush. They came to Clinton in 1922 and the daughters bought a home on the corner of Lincoln and Fifth streets where they still reside. Thirteen children were given to this union. Twelve of them are left to comfort their mother, as follows: Mrs. Walter Hawkins, east of Clinton; Lewis Oryall, north of Clinton; Mrs. Frank Johns, West Allen street, Clinton; Edgar, Clifford, Nelson, Keith, and Barbara Pauline also live in Clinton. There are eight grandchildren. He also leaves two sisters, Mrs. George VanPatten, of Brownington, and Miss Viola Oryall, San Francisco, Calif. Deceased had been a Knight of Pythias and also belonged to Royal Hollanders when he resided in Nebraska. He was of French descent and liked the out of doors and always raised an excellent garden. Funeral services were conducted at his late home Friday afternoon. The burial was in Englewood cemetery by the side of his mother.

b: Aug 16 1907, Dallas Co, MO
d: Feb 22 1992, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Parrack Grove Cemetery, Macks Creek, Camden Co, MO
arr: Vansant-Mills Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Alta Mae Osborn, daughter of Oscar Emerald Eidson and Eva Francis (Cyrus) Eidson, was born in Dallas County, Mo. on August 16, 1907. She died at the Westwood Nursing Center on February 22, 1992, at the age of 84. She worked for Ozark Crafts before retiring in 1974. She had lived in Macks Creek, Missouri before moving to Clinton in 1976. She was a member of Macks Creek Baptist Church. Alta was preceded in death by her husband Roma D. Osborn, on October 17, 1966. She is survived by five sons, Audra L. Osborn, Independence, Audie L. Osborn, Westminister, Colorado, Kenneth O. Osborn and Ralph V. Osborn, both of Kansas City, and Jerry D. Osborn, Clinton; one brother, Ralph Eidson, Richmond, Kentucky, and one sister, Atha Janes, Springfield, as well as 13 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter. Funeral services were held at Macks Creek Baptist Church in Macks Creek Thursday, February 27, 1992. Burial was held at the Parrack Grove Cemetery in Macks Creek.

b: May 5 1933, Mannheim, Germany
d: Jul 12 2011, Deepwater, Henry Co, MO
Deepwater Cemetery, Fairview Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Vansant-Mills Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Aug 11 2011 - Anna S. Osborn, daughter of Wilhelm and Teresa (Bloch) Sauer, was born May 5, 1933 in Mannheim, Germany. She died at her home in Deepwater on July 12, 2011, at the age of 78 years. Anna had a very difficult childhood growing up in war-torn Germany during WWII. The family would live in Mannheim when her father would come home on leave, and when he would return to duty they would leave the city and return to the mountains of Bavaria where her family owned a farm. When Anna was 12, her father was reported missing in action and she never saw him again. She met Carl Osborn while he was stationed in Germany and in 1955 they were married and to this union was born one child, Karl Wilhelm. Anna learned English watching cartoons and children's programs on TV with her son. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Deepwater and was at church every time the doors were open as long as her health permitted. She also enjoyed taking bus trips and going to Branson to the senior adult conferences. She also enjoyed her home and her flowers. Anna was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, as well as one brother Willie Sauer. She is survived by her son Karl and wife Kristie, Harrisonville; one granddaughter Kourtney Vallee and husband Ken, Peculiar; one grandson Kyle Osborn and wife Crystal, Harrisonville; one great-granddaughter Kensely Dawn Osborn; one brother Adolph Sauer, as well as nieces, nephews and many friends. Funeral services were held at Vansant-Mills Chapel, Clinton on Saturday, July 16. Interment was in Deepwater Cemetery.

OSBORN, Carl Richard
b: Jul 10 1933, Harrison, Vernon Co, MO
d: Jul 26 2000, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
Deepwater Cemetery, Fairview Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Vansant-Mills Funeral Home

Clinton Daily Democrat, Aug 9 2000 - Carl Richard Osborn was born July 10, 1933, to Raymond N. Osborn and Verona Theresa Hauser Osborn, in Harrison and died July 26, 2000, at the Veterans Hospital in Kansas City. Carl was united in marriage on August 31, 1955, to Anna S. Sauer and to this union was one son Carl W. Osborn. Carl is preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Kenneth Osborn; three sisters, Ellen Flannery, Joan Margannett and Betty Whitaker. Before joining the Army, Carl worked as a truck driver hauling coal for Earnest Lynn from a coal mine in this area to Kansas City. After his enlistment Carl served his country in Korea immediately following the war. He also served his country in Vietnam during the war, as well as many peacetime posts before retiring from the Army in December 31, 1972. After retiring Carl worked as a truck driver for the lumberyard in Harrisonville, and then as a truck driver for Payless Cashways. Before moving to Deepwater, he and Anna owned and operated a farm in the Butler area for six or seven years. Carl loved to fish, hunt and camp as long as his health permitted. He also enjoyed working in his yard and with his roses. Carl is survived by his wife Anna, of the home; one son Carl W. Osborn, Harrisonville; one granddaughter Kourtney Dawn Osborn; one grandson Kyle Richard Osborn; four brothers, Raymond N. Osborn of Winchester, Kansas, John E. Osborn of willow Springs, Robert A. Osborn and Gary M. Osborn, both of Harrisonville; three sisters, Rosalie Small of Claycomo, Thelma Marie Gephardt of LaCygne, Kansas, and Dorothy Horner, Pleasant Hill, and many friends. Funeral services were held at the Vansant-Mills Chapel on Saturday, July 29. Burial was in the Deepwater Cemetery.

b: May 29 1942
d: Mar 23 1993, Lawson, Ray Co, MO

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Mrs. Carol Jean Osborn, 50, Lawson, Mo., died Tuesday, March 23, 1993 at her home. She was a sister of John Denny Smith of Deepwater. She was a former order selector for Hallmark Cards and a member of the R.L.D.S. Church in Excelsior Springs.

OSBORN, Harry A.
b: Apr 5 1915, St. Clair Co, MO
d: Jul 27 2002, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Lowry City Cemetery, Lowry City, St. Clair Co, MO
arr: Sheldon-Goodrich Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jul 30 2002 - Harry A. Osborn, 87, Lowry City, died Saturday, July 27, 2002, at his brother-in-law's home in Clinton. He was born April 5, 1915, in the Short community, the only son of Jasper and Josie Osborn. He attended Short School through the eighth grade. Me was married to Ila Wright March 10, 1935. They farmed before moving to Kansas City where he worked for Firestone Tire and Rubber and North American Aviation. They returned to the farm where they farmed and milked cows before going into the restaurant business in 1970, only to go back in the restaurant business in 1985, opening the Commercial Cafe, Osceola. They retired a second time in 1989. His parents, an infant daughter, an infant granddaughter and four sisters, Margaret Lillard, Jessie Ballard, Dorothy Wright and Helen Wright, preceded him in death. He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Ila; his children, David Osborn and his wife Marjory, Lowry City, Marjorie Bunch and her husband Allen, Pleasant Hill, and Edna Jo Hinkle and her husband Randy, Lowry City; seven grandsons and one granddaughter, 16 great-grandchildren; one sister, Ethel Earhart, Pleasant Hill; one brother-in-law, Leo Wright, Lathrop; many nieces and nephews and a host of friends. Funeral services were Tuesday, July 30, at the Sheldon-Goodrich Funeral Home of Osceola. Burial was in the Lowry City Cemetery.

OSBORN, James J. "Jimmy"
b: Nov 18 1923, Abilene, TX
d: Sep 22 2008, North Kansas City, Clay Co, MO
Englewood Cemetery NA-PE, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
arr: Bradley & Hadley Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Sep 23 2008 - James J. "Jimmy" Osborn, 84, of North Kansas City, Missouri, died Monday, September 22, 2008, at the North Kansas City Hospital. He was born November 18, 1923 in Abilene, Texas the son of Jack Milton Osborn and Clara (Sproles) Osborn. Jimmy married the former Lillie Fay Easter in Kansas City, Kansas and she preceded him in death September 22, 1998. Jimmy was a United States Navy veteran serving in World War II. He was employed as a maintenance mechanic with International Paper Products, in Kansas City, Mo., for many years, then working for Southwest Forestry Company, also in Kansas City, retiring in 1986. Surviving include a son James D. Osborn and his wife Mary of Gladstone, Missouri; three grandsons, J.D. Osborn and Lee Osborn both of Gladstone, and Jason Osborn of Indianapolis, Indiana; two granddaughters, Jenna Osborn and Jessica Osborn, both of Indianapolis; two sisters, Joyce Tate of Oklahoma and Doris Taylor of Texas; brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by his parents, a daughter Patty Ann Osborn, and a son Dennis W. Osborn. Graveside funeral services and burial will be Thursday, September 25, 2008 at the Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

OSBORN, Lillie F.
b: May 4 1922, Chilhowee, Johnson Co, MO
d: Sep 22 1998, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
Englewood Cemetery NA-PE, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Lillie F. Osborn, 76, North Kansas City, died Tuesday, September 22, 1998, at North Kansas City Hospital. Funeral services will be Friday, September 25, at D. W. Newcomer's White Chapel Funeral Home, Gladstone. Burial will be in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton. Mrs. Osborn was born in Chilhowee on May 4, 1922. She retired as a clerk from Golden Star Products. She is survived by her husband James J. Osborn of the home; two sons and daughters-in-law, Dennis and Sherry Osborn, Kansas City, Dave and Mary Osborn, Gladstone; two brothers and two sisters and five grandchildren.

b: abt 1886
d: Aug 31 1891, Clinton, Henry Co, MO

Clinton Eye, Sep 5 1891 - The little five year old son of Charley Osborn, living on South Washington Street, met death by a runaway team belonging to C. L. Orth Monday morning. The cold was standing in the wagon, in front of C. F. Frenfro's grocery, when the team started up. He was thrown out and drug some distance. It is, indeed a sad accident and a warning that parents should heed - keep children at home and away from teams. The remains were buried in Englewood, Tuesday.

b: Nov 3 1912, Chilhowee, Johnson Co, MO
d: Dec 9 1998, Alexandria, Rapides Co, LA
Chilhowee Cemetery, Chilhowee, Johnson Co, MO
arr: Vansant-Mills Funeral Home

Clinton Daily Democrat, Dec 16 1998 - Ada Leota Brown Osborne, daughter of Emmer Curtis and Anna Louisa (Taylor) Brown, was born November 3, 1912, in Chilhowee, and died Wednesday, December 9, 1998, at the Rapides Regional Medical Center, Alexandria, Louisiana. Ada was married to Charles R. (Red) Osborne. They made their home in Chilhowee, Warrensburg and Clinton before Red died in February 1981. Ada remained in Clinton until she moved to Pineville, Louisiana, eight years ago. Ada was a member of the First Christian Church of Clinton. She loved ceramics and taught classes in her home. She also loved to travel. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Red; two sisters, Edna Kazee and Eva Young, and one brother, Leonard Brown. She is survived by her daughter Roseanne Osborne, of the home; one nephew, Bob Young, and one great-niece, Becky, as well as a number of other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held at the Vansant-Mills Chapel Saturday, December 12. Burial was in the Chilhowee Cemetery, Chilhowee.

b: Jul 16 1871, Madison Co, IL
d: Jun 10 1905, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Englewood Cemetery NA-PE, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Missouri, Jun 17 1905 - Mrs. George Osborn died at the home of her mother, Mrs. Dora Dorsey, on North Second Street, at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, June 10, from tuberculosis. She had been in poor health for several years and wished to travel, so her indulgent husband sent her for a year's sojourn in California, where she apparently improved, but again lost health; this spring, her husband accompanied her to ElPaso, Texas, where they remained five weeks, returning two weeks and one day before her death. Born in Madison Co., Ill. July 16, 1871; lived in Barton County four years. The remainder of the time her home has been in Clinton, where everyone was her friend. She was broad-minded and charitable and none was too lowly to receive a kind word and merry smile from her. Married to George Osborne August 25, 1897. A member of the First Presbyterian Church and the Eastern Star. Leaves one brother, Howard Dorsey.

b: Jun 28 1918, Worth Co, MO
d: Jun 15 2007, near Latour, Johnson Co, MO
Urich Cemetery, Bogard Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Dickey Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jun 22 2007 - Mrs. Mary Frances Osborne, Urich, was born June 28, 1918, in Worth County, the daughter of Ward and Lucy (Tandy) Porter. Due to her premature birth, she and her twin brother, Fielding, were kept on pillows on an open oven door of the wood stove for the first few days of their lives. She departed this life Friday, June 15, 2007, at her son's home near Latour, at the age of 88 years, 11 months and 17 days. Frances attended high school in Grant City and beauty school in Omaha, Nebraska. Before her marriage she owned a beauty shop, "Fair Lady", in Albany. Later she worked at Royal Mfg. in Holden and as a certified nurse's aide. On October 25, 1945, Frances was united ini marriage to Charles William Osborne by Bob Turner, a family friend in Albany. They lived near Burlington Junction until 1958 when they moved to Blairstown. After selling her home she lived at Grand River Senior Housing in Urich before becoming ill. She was a member of the Norris United Methodist Church. Frances loved flowers, particularly irises. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Charles Osborne, on January 17, 1987; a son Henry Wayne Osborne, and a grandson Jeffery Coulter; three brothers, Donald, Fielding and Harold Porter; a sister Louise (Porter) Searcy. She is survived by her children, Stephen Osborne and wife Joyce, Kansas City, Eddie Osborne, Warrensburg, Charlotte Keller and husband Jim, Chilhowee, Wendell Osborne and wife Gail, Latour, Robin Osborne, Urich, and an "adopted" son Herbie Williams, Norfolk, Virginia; seven grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, other relatives and many friends. Funeral services were held Tuesday June 19, at the Dickey Funeral Home, Garden City, with burial in the Urich Cemetery.

b: Nov 27 1882, Eldorado Springs, Cedar Co, MO
d: Jun 23 1945, Blairstown, Henry Co, MO

Blairstown Record - Mrs. Orrin Osborne of Blairstown, wife of Mr. Osborne, publisher of the Blairstown Record, answered the call of her Maker about 1:30 p.m., Saturday, June 23, 1945. She had been doing some washing in the laundry that was at the back of the home and had evidently seated herself in the doorway to rest when she was seized with the heart attack that claimed her life. A neighbor saw her as she fell backward in the door and went to her assistance to find her, life gone. Mayme N. Cox was born November 27, 1882 at Eldorado Springs, the child of Richard and Sarah Julian Cox. She was a quiet, home loving person and after her marriage to Mr. Osborne made her home her hobby and chief interest in life. Its neat and well kept appearance is indicative of her domestic skills, and home loving heart. Surviving with her well known husband are their two sons, Minor V. Osborne of Kansas City and Charles R. Osborne of Belton. Funeral services were in charge of Fred Wilkinson and were held at the Methodist Church at Blairstown, Monday.

b: Nov 24 1931, Claycomo, Clay Co, MO
d: Jun 9 2001, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Memorial Park Cemetery, Sedalia, Pettis Co, MO
arr: Vansant-Mills Funeral Home

Clinton Daily Democrat, Jul 2 2001 - Jeanette Swindell Osbourn died Saturday morning, June 9, 2001, at the Golden Valley Hospital, Clinton, after a long illness. She was born in Claycomo at her parents' home. She graduated from North Kansas City High school. She married Gordon R. Osbourn, who survives. She had two children, a son and a daughter. She professed her faith in God at an early age and joined the McMurry Methodist Church in Claycomo. Later she moved her membership to the Colonial Presbyterian Church in Kansas City. When she moved to Clinton she changed her membership to the Clinton United Methodist Church. After her children left home, she returned and earned her degree in business in management. Her children were proud that she was the valedictorian of her class. She accepted a position as district accountant for the Center School District, where she worked until her retirement. She lived most of her life in Kansas City until she and her husband purchased a home in Clinton in 1992 and they eventually retired here. When her health permitted, she enjoyed volunteering at the Henry County museum. She took great joy in the accomplishments of her children and grandchildren, whom she loved dearly. She is survived by her husband, Gordon R. Osbourn, of the home in Clinton; her daughter, Dr. Ellen Hamburg and son-in-law, Dr. Michael Reed, and grandsons, Zachary and Max Reed, Merrick, New York; her son, Dr. Gordon C. Osbourn and daughter-in-law, Dr. Ann Bouchard, and granddaughters, Erin and Valerie Osbourn of Albuquerque, New Mexico; her mother-in-law, Ellen D. Osbourn, Sedalia; her brother, Branam Swindell and sister-in-law, Betty, Claycomo; her uncle, Bernard Blaine and wife, Esther, Kansas City; her cousins, Patsy Bouckhout of Prairie Village, Kansas, and Timothy Cooley of Albuquerque, New Mexico, and numerous nephews, nieces, grand-nephews and grand-nieces and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, Branam and Frances Swindell, and a brother, Everett Swindell. Funeral services were held at the Vansant-Mills Chapel on Tuesday, June 12. Burial was in the Memorial Park Cemetery, Sedalia.

OSBURN, Billie Bryce
b: Nov 7 1943, Valentine, Cherry Co, NE
d: Aug 7 1991, Tulsa, Tulsa Co, OK
Bear Creek Cemetery, Bear Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Sheldon-Goodrich Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Billie Bryce Osburn was born November 7, 1943, in Valentine, Nebraska, to Ervy and Gladys Brooklander Osburn. He passed away August 7, 1991, at the Tulsa Regional Medical Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma, following a heart attack. His parents lived near Sparks, Nebraska, where he was born. In 1945 they moved to a farm north of Crookston where he spent his childhood and attended rural school. In 1952 the family moved into Valentine where he finished his schooling and graduated from valentine rural High School in 1962. He married Mary Elizabeth Harper in Miami, Oklahoma, on December 28, 1979. They moved to Missouri in 1980 where Bill owned and operated a custom leather shop and worked at the feed store. Bill worked as a heavy machine operator for various construction companies. At the time of his death he was working for Clarkson Construction Co., in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He enjoyed working with leather and his horses. His greatest pleasure was going on trail rides with all his friends. He was a member of the Zion Lutheran Church at Valentine, Nebraska. He was preceded in death by his mother, Gladys, and a niece, LeAnn Burge. He is survived by his wife, Mary of the home; two sons, Danny Romans and his wife, Georgina, of Osceola, and Jacky Romans of St. Joseph; one daughter, Billie Joe Mills of Fountain, Colorado; one grandson, Bryce of Osceola; his father, Ervy L. Osburn, and his wife, Mildred, of ElDorado Springs; two brothers, Jim and his wife, Mary Belle, of Valentine, Nebraska and Merlin and his wife, Phyllis, of Center, Texas; one sister, Darlene Burge, and her husband, Bill of Valentine, Texas; eight nieces and nephews, other relatives and many friends. Funeral services were Sunday, August 11, at the Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel in Osceola. Burial was in Bear Creek Cemetery.

OSBURN, Cannie Elizabeth STURGIS
b: n/a, Clarksburg, Moniteau Co, MO
d: Jun 26 1936, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Laurel Oak Cemetery MO-OW, Windsor, Windsor Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Mrs. A. J. Osburn, many years a respected and well-liked citizen of Clinton, entered the eternal vail about 3 p.m. Friday, June 26, at her home on West Green street. Thus was ended the physical suffering which had been hers for the past month, during which time she had to remain indoors most of the time. She became noticeably worse the last month before her death, and her decline was rapid as she had not enjoyed good health for some months before her death. Cannie Elizabeth Sturgis was born in Clarksburg, Missouri, one of a family of 13 children. She was educated in the vicinity where she was born, and for two years after graduating from Clarksburg College, she taught school. A. J. Osburn and Miss Sturgis were married in 1897 and two years later they came to Clinton. Mr. Osburn was manager and electrician of the Clinton exchange of the Missouri Union telephone company here for 14 years after coming here. Mrs. Osburn was chief operator about 6 years. In 1915, Mr. and Mrs. Osburn established their variety store, now just off the square. She ever proved to be a real helpmate, as she had the success of the business supremely at heart and did everything possible to promote it. She spent much time in the store, helping with the various duties and making friends of their many customers. Mrs. Osburn's home, her and her husband's business, and her church were the center of her life, to which she gave untiringly of her energy and talents. She was a member of the Presbyterian Church in Clinton and accomplished much for the Master through her church work. For many years, she was a member of the women's Bible class, being one of the star pupils in the late Mrs. EE. P. Lamkin's Bible class. She belonged to and took an active part in the Missionary Society and the Ladies Aid of her church, always ready and willing to help. The past eighteen years she had been superintendent of the primary department of her church. Each year she was in charge of the graduation exercises of this group, taking a deep interest in the little tots. She loved the little ones wholeheartedly and would have given her life for one of them, had she been called upon to do so. When preparing a program to be presented on Children's Day or other special occasions, she was never too busy to coach them in their part, and many times she left a customer in the store while she helped some child with "his piece." Her life was devout and Christian, and her friends, especially among the children, were legion. Sunday, the body was taken from the home to the church, where it lay in state. Burial was in the Osburn lot at the Laurel Oak cemetery near Windsor. Out-of-town relatives at the funeral were Judge and Mrs. John T. Sturgis, Springfield; Mr. and Mrs. H. S. Sturgis, Neosho; S. B. Sturgis and family, Kansas City; Mr. and Mrs. Alfred E. Sturgis, Sarcoxie; Elmore Sturgis and family, Clarksburg; W. T. and Bennie Dundas, Windsor; Mrs. Cathyrn Smith, Henrietta, who helped care for her sister during the latter's last illness. John T., H. S., Alfred E., S. B. and Elmore Sturgis are all brothers of Mrs. Osburn. Two other brothers, George B. Sturgis, San Diego, Calif., and W. D. Sturgis, Kanopolis, Kans., and another sister Mrs. F. P. Sever, Hurdland, Mo., were unable to be here because of illness or distance.

OSBURN, Gerald Ott
b: Sep 22 1935, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
d: Jan 2 2008, Independence, Jackson Co, MO
bur: Mt. Washington Forever Cemetery, Independence, Jackson Co, MO
Speaks Funeral Homes
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 7 2008 - Gerald Ott Osburn, 72, Deepwater and formerly of Independence, died Wednesday, January 2, 2008, at his home. Services were Monday, January 7, at Carson-Speaks Chapel, Independence. Burial was in Mt. Washington Forever Cemetery. Mr. Osburn was born on September 22, 1935, to William and Flora Osburn in Kansas City and had lived in Independence before moving to Deepwater in 1991. He was baptized at Mt. Washington Baptist Church in Independence. He had been a cab driver for many years and enjoyed fishing and spending time with his friends and family. He was preceded in death by his wife Marjorie, and his son Jerry Gene Osburn. He is survived by a sister Roberta Robinett of Smelterville, Idaho; a daughter Elizabeth Louise Dockery of Lowry City; two sons Ernest L. Osburn, Kingsville, and William E. Osburn, Lowry City; 11 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

b: Apr 10 1879, near Bethlehem, Henry Co, MO
d: Apr 8 1929, near Roseland, Henry Co, MO
Bethlehem Cemetery, Bethlehem Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - The spirit of Mrs. Ella Huey Oskin departed from this life at her home near the Mt. Olivet Baptist church near Roseland, on Monday afternoon about 5 o'clock, April 8. The cause of her death being due to diabetes and apoplexy. Ella Huey was born near Bethlehem Baptist church in Henry county, Mo., April 10, 1879, and left this world at the age of 49 years, 11 months and 28 days. She was converted at an early age and joined the Bethlehem Baptist Church and to the time of her death lived a consistent Christian life. Several years ago, she moved with her family to the Roseland community and joined the Mt. Olivet Baptist church and was a faithful member of this church at the time of her death. She was united in marriage to Tom Oskin, January 15, 1902, and their home was blessed with one son Claud, who lives near Clinton, and one daughter Cleo, who resides in the home. Besides her children she leaves her devoted husband, Claud's wife and two grandchildren - Margaret Louise and J. E. Oskin; four bothers and four sisters whose names are as follows: George, John and Herman - all living near Clinton, and Wilbur of LaDue; Mrs. M. R. Snyder, Mrs. J. Dooley and Miss May Huey, who reside near Clinton, and Mrs. T. F. Bronaugh of Kansas City, Kans. She was a devoted wife, a true mother and homemaker and most reliable friend. Her body was taken to the Bethlehem church Wednesday, where funeral services were conducted, after which it was tenderly laid to rest in the cemetery near by, by the side of her mother and father and a number of other relatives.

OSKIN, Joseph E.
b: Mar 5 1928, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
d: Jan 30 1999, Modesto, Stanislaus Co, CA
bur: Lakewood Memorial Park Cemetery, Hughson, Stanislaus Co, CA

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Joseph E. Oskin, 70, Modesto, California, died Saturday, January 30, 1999, at Arbor Valley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Mr. Oskin was a native of Clinton. He is survived by his wife, Joan E. Oskin of Modesto; one daughter, Marsha Sue Vacca of Gridley and James Oskin of Big Bear; sister, Frances Green of Redding, and two grandchildren. A graveside service was conducted Wednesday, February 3, at Lakewood Memorial Park, Hughson. The Colonial Chapel of Franklin & Downs, Modesto, was in charge of arrangements.

OSKIN, Robert Claud
b: Aug 19 1936, Calhoun, Henry Co, MO
d: Dec 30 1998, Long Beach, Los Angeles Co, CA
bur: Rose Hills Memorial Park, Whittier, Los Angeles Co, CA

Clinton Daily Democrat, Feb 1 1999 - Robert Claud Oskin, 62, died December 30, 1998, in the Long Beach Veterans' Hospital. A vigil service was held on Tuesday, January 5, in the chapel of Moritz Funeral Home. Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Wednesday, January 6, in St. Benedict Catholic Church, with burial following in Rose Hills Memorial Park. He was born August 19, 1936, in Calhoun. He went to Roseland School up to the third grade. Later he moved to Greely, Colorado, where he went to school and helped on the farm. In 1950, he moved to California and went to Morningside Junior High School. His last two years of high school he attended Redondo Beach High. He graduated in 1955 and later played semipro baseball for one year. He worked for North American and Union Ice. In 1960 he was drafted into the U.S. Army. After basic training, he was stationed at Fort Lewis, Washington, and later in Germany. He was married to Rosie Rodriguez on December 3, 1964. He is survived by his wife Rosie Oskin of Montebello; his sons, Robert Wayne of Brea and Thomas Claud of Pico Rivera; his brothers, Joe of Modesto, Bill of Gridley and Jim of Big Bear, and his sister Frances Green of Redding.

OSKINS, Harriet
b: May 14 1813, Illinois
d: Jan 12 1899, near Lewis, Henry Co, MO
Bozarth Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Jan 14 1899 - Mrs. Harriet Oskins, one of Henry County's most esteemed settlers, died on Thursday with the grip at the home of John Oskins near Lewis. She was a native of Illinois and was in her 84th year. She leaves three sons and one daughter to mourn her loss. Uncle Frank Williams will conduct the funeral services with afternoon and remains will be laid to rest in the Bozarth graveyard.

b: Sep 4 1849, White Co, AR
d: Apr 14 1904, 7 mi NE of Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Bozarth Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Missouri, Apr 21 1904 - Thursday, April 14, at 11 p.m., John Oskins breathed his last at his home seven miles northeast of Clinton, from pneumonia following an attack of grip. He was born in White county, Ark. and was 54. His wife died three years ago last February. He moved to Illinois at 15 and came to Missouri in 1868. Four children survive - Mrs. Carrie Cochrane, who kept house for her father; William Oskins, Deer Creek; Thomas Oskins, near Bethlehem, and Joe Oskins at home. One sister Mrs. John Bozarth, lives on East Franklin street. It will be remembered that the deceased had a brother Joe, killed by lightning in Bethlehem township, exactly three years ago on the day he died. (CC note: his brother was killed on Mar 12 1901) Funeral at the home. He had been a professing Christian since he was 18. Burial at Bozarth Cemetery.

OSKINS, Joseph
b: 1851, White Co, AR
d: Mar 12 1901, near Bethlehem, Henry Co, MO
Bethlehem Cemetery, Bethlehem Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Missouri, Mar 1901 - Friday evening, March 12, 1901, Joseph Oskins was struck by lightning while standing in his wagon driving near Bethlehem school. The electricity burned his hat and left side and burned a hole in the bottom of the wagon bed. His watch had stopped at 17 minutes to 5. He and his wife had been visiting their oldest son, George, near Alberta and as the storm was coming on, she had decied to remain for the night while he went on home to take care of farm duties. Born in White county, Arkansas in 1851; lived in Illinois; when 20 he married a daughter of Mrs. Margaret Bozarth of this county. His youngest son John lives on Mrs. McKinney's farm just south of Clinton.

OSSENFORD, Thomas Edward
b: Dec 19 1938, Cape Girardeau, Cape Girardeau Co, MO
d: Mar 13 1999, near Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Englewood Cemetery NA-PE, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Thomas Edward Ossenford, 60, Clinton, died Saturday, March 13, 1999, near Clinton. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, March 17, at the United Methodist Church, Clinton. Burial will be in the Englewood Cemetery, Clinton. Mr. Ossenford was born December 19, 1938, in Cape Girardeau, the son of Clifford and Gertrude (Thomas) Ossenford. He received his MBA at the University of Missouri, Kansas City. He was a member of the United Methodist Church of Clinton and Ducks Unlimited. Survivors include his wife, Nancy and son, Adam; one sister, Judy Tremaine of Lenexa, Kansas, and two nephews, Mark and Steve Tremaine.

OSWALD, Dorothy Louise MOORE
b: Jan 20 1928
d: Jan 24 2011, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Englewood Cemetery NA-PE, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
arr: Vansant-Mills Funeral Home

Dorothy L. Oswald, age 83, of Clinton died Monday, January 24, 2011 at Golden Valley Memorial Healthcare, Clinton. Memorial services will be Friday, January 28, 2011 at Vansant-Mills Chapel, Clinton, Missouri, with inurnment in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton. Dorothy was a florist at Pheiffer's Flowers in Sedalia, Missouri. She was a member of St. Ann's Catholic Church, Warsaw, Missouri. Dorothy lived life and embraced each and every moment with boundless energy. She loved people, laughing, cooking, sewing, gardening, fishing and her kitties. Her greatest joy in life was her family, her children and grandchildren. She spent every day of her life finding ways to show her love. Dorothy, our precious Nannie, has given us all God's most blessed gift. She has taught us the true meaning of living life is sharing love. Among survivors are her husband Jerome Oswald of the home; two daughters Beverly Kohzadi, Clinton and April Lynn Herrett, Panama City Beach, Florida; and a son Mark Oswald, Shawnee, Kansas; and six grandchildren, Abraham, Azar, Nicolas, Kelsey, Connor, and Chase.

OSWALD, Edward Thomas
b: Jan 12 1901, Henry Co, MO
d: May 2 1939, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
St. Marys Cemetery, Montrose, Deepwater Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, May 4 1939 - Edward Oswald, well known farmer of 2 1/2 miles south of Urich and just in life's prime, answered death's summons at the Community Clinic Hospital at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 2, 1939. He was the victim of pneumoccoccus meningitis that had developed following a mastoid infection brought on by flu. The last of March he was in the Community Clinic nine days and being better, had returned home though he had continued treatment and until the past 10 days, he and his family had hoped recovery possible. Bedfast, however the last days, his condition was realized to be serious and Sunday, he was brought back to the hospital but death and touched him and every effort to save his fine life was useless. Edward Thomas Oswald, was born January 12, 1901, one of nine children of Mr. and Mrs. Fredolin Oswald, prominent farmers of the Urich community. Educated in the nearby schools he grew to dependable, worthy manhood, loyal to his church, belonging in the Holy Trinity parish and following in the footsteps of his father in his love of the land and successful tilling thereof. September 18, 1934, Miss Sophie Kantner became his wife and they established their new home south of Urich a quarter of a mile from his birthplace and the home of his parents. Three little lives were given into their keeping, two sons and one daughter, all being too young to realize the gentle love their devoted father had for them or his great pride in his small family - Edward Eugene, Mary Josephine and Robert Ray, three two and one year old respectively. Mr. Oswald was a man of strong character and high principles, energetic and capable, and operated his farm with a systematized understanding of its many phases. He was also a good carpenter and kept house, barns and outbuildings in careful repair when he was well. He had gone to the fields to work the morning he was first seized with the flu which, settling in his cars, was a grave affliction from the onset. Surviving his splendid citizen and beloved father, husband and neighbor, are his wife and the three above-mentioned children; also six brothers and sisters, Miss Julia and Charlie Oswald of the home, William and Ben of the Urich neighborhood, Mrs. Joe Munsterman of near Montrose and Sister Mary Antonius of El Paso, Texas, Order of the Sisters of St. Joseph. Funeral services were conducted at the Holy Rosary Church, Clinton, Thursday (today) and the body was laid in the Montrose cemetery.

b: Sep 12 1863
d: Nov 8 1937, S of Urich, Henry Co, MO
St. Marys Cemetery, Montrose, Deepwater Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - The Christian spirit of Mrs. Fritz Oswald, in the evening of life, was released from physical bonds at 10:00 p.m. Monday, November 8, 1937, at her home south of Urich. She had not been well for about a year, but every care that loving hands could do was given her and every wish granted by her daughter, Miss Julia, and son, Charles, who had been their mother's mainstay since the death of Mr. Oswald, October 28, 1926. Elizabeth Stapf was born September 12, 1863, in an eastern state, moving to near Montrose while quite young. In this community she met her future husband, Fritz Oswald, who came to American from Switzerland. After their marriage at Montrose, the two began their wedded life on their farm, south of Urich, which had since been their home. They were given nine children, a daughter dying in infancy and a son, John, died at the prime of life, August 15, 1933, in a Kansas City hospital; the other seven survive. Mrs. Oswald's life was that of a true daughter of Christ, for she took His teachings to guide her everyday and reared her children to be equally as sincere Christians. Her life bespoke daily service to those about her; for on every occasion, whether it was joy, sorrow, or despair, Mrs. Oswald was ready to help; and she taught others how to live better by example. Humbleness marked her pathway. She willingly accepted her burdens and those of others about her, if it meant making their pathway easier. Energetic and capable, she performed the usual farm work, finding time for her flowers which meant so much to her as did the trees, amidst which their home nestled on a little knoll, back from the busy traffic, where time for the sweeter things of life could be found. She was a devout member of the Catholic church, constantly ready at its every call, and in which faith the stalwart sons and womanly daughters were reared. Her family was very dear to her, and the last gathering she attended was the wedding in September of a grandson, Fred Munsterman, at Germantown, where Mrs. Oswald had often worshipped. Service meant a sacred privilege to her and the choice of life's work, nursing, made by Miss Frances, a daughter, never failed to bring a glow of pride to both mother and father. Between her and Miss Julia was a bond closer than mother and daughter, for they were pals; working together and enjoying the same recreations. As this gentle, sweet mother became older, she more and more slipped the burdens of life to the stronger shoulders of her daughter, who was never so happy as when performing some service for her adored mother, departed now to join her beloved ones waiting on that other and happier shore. Mr. and Mrs. Oswald became known as the best farmers of their community. Their sincerity and friendship held a deeper meaning than to most people, and their integrity was unequaled. Their children were given their father's principles; his word was as good as his bond. Mrs. Oswald leaves to mourn her children, Miss Julia and Chas. of the home; Miss Frances Oswald, who is Sister Mary Antonius at the St. Joseph hospital at El Paso, Texas; and who was present at the last rites; William, Ben and Eddie Oswald of near Urich; Mrs. Joe Munsterman of near Montrose. There are 17 grandchildren. She also leaves two sisters, Mrs. Rose Blomert and Mrs. Bert Steinbach both of Montrose. Funeral services were conducted Thursday (today) at the Immaculate Conception church at Montrose. Burial at St. Mary's cemetery, north of Montrose.

OSWALD, Fred William
b: Jan 14 1927, near Urich, Henry Co, MO
d: Oct 21 1997, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
St. Ludger Cemetery, Deepwater Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Vansant-Mills Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Fred William Oswald died Tuesday, October 21, 1997, at Golden Valley Hospital in Clinton. Fred was born on a farm near Urich on January 14, 1927, to Ben Oswald and Lenora (Hueser) Oswald. He grew up on the same farm and he attended White Oak School. On August 4, 1952, he married Bernice Schussler. They had seven children. He worked as a farmer all his adult life, except for two years when he served in the U.S. army, from October 1952 to October 1954. He spent 19 months of his military service in Berlin, Germany. He was in failing health for the past five years. Fred was a member of the Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Urich. He was a member of the Montrose Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8820 and was an MFA Oil delegate. He was a member of the Montrose R-14 School Board for many years. He also served as assessor in walker Township for several years. During the 1970s he was a 4-H leader for Germantown Cloverleaf 4-H Club. Fred's greatest enjoyment was being with his grandchildren. He was their Grandpa Fred. Fred was preceded in death by one son, Timmy; his parents, Ben and Lenora Oswald, and one brother, Paul. He is survived by his wife, Bernice, of the home; six children, Kathy Shields, Belton, Jim Oswald, Ackworth, Iowa, Brenda Green, Ozark, Jerry Oswald, Urich, Janelle Vice, Clinton, and Becky Long, Belton; 11 grandchildren; one sister, Marie Staples, Montrose, and eight nieces and six nephews. Funeral mass was Friday, October 24, at St. Ludger's Chapel. Burial was in the St. Ludger's Cemetery, Germantown.

OSWALD, Fridolin "Fritz"
b: Jun 10 1862, Switzerland
d: Oct 28 1926, 3 mi SE of Urich, Henry Co, MO
St. Marys Cemetery, Montrose, Deepwater Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Fridolin, or Friz Oswald was born June 10, 1862, in Switzerland, passed away at his late home, three miles southeast of Urich October 28th, 1926, at the age 64 years, 4 months, 18 days. He was the son of Casper and Barbara Oswald, both, both natives of Switzerland, and was reared in his native land, to the age of 18, when the family immigrated to America in March 1881; first stopping in Illinois for a few weeks, then on to Missouri, Henry county, April 1881. Mr. Oswald was united in marriage July 28, 11884, with Miss Elizabeth Stapf, of Ohio, whose descendants were from Alsace-Lorraine. The father bought the farm where the subject of this sketch has lived since the age of 21 years, and here is just another instance where perseverance will win if a person will give it a chance to assert itself. This family imbued that spirit of aggressiveness and tenacity that is characteristic of all Americans when they came to this country from Germany. Mr. Oswald was known as an honest, dependable and upright citizen, his liberality to religions and civic works was a proverb; his kindliness was marked and his name will long be revered and respected among the people of this community, as one who did well his work and who left behind him a record of which his descendants may well be proud. He leaves to mourn a faithful wife and the following children: Mrs. Joe Munsterman, Montrose; Frances Elizabeth, a nurse in St. John hospital, Salina, Kans.; Charles F., John Joseph, William, Benjamin; Julia and Edmond Thomas of Urich address; one child dying in infancy. He is also survived by several grandchildren and one brother and one sister. Funeral services were conducted October 30th, at the Catholic church in Montrose. Burial in Montrose Catholic cemetery.

b: Aug 15 1935, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
d: Dec 25 2009, Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Tebo Church Cemetery, Leesville Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Hadley Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Dec 28 2009 - Joann Oswald, 74, Windsor, died Friday, December 25, 2009, at her home in Windsor. She was born August 15, 1935, in Clinton, the daughter of John Edward Jarvis II and Elmira Intonia (York) Jarvis. On November 10, 1952, in Harrison, Arkansas, she married Ernest James Ash, who preceded her in death on July 30, 1993. On August 15, 1996, in Clinton, she married Ronald Leo Oswald, who preceded her in death on April 16, 2009. Joann worked in her younger years at the former Windsor International Shoe Factory and the old Wagon Wheel Cafe in Windsor. She was a certified nursing assistant at the former Windsor's Resthaven Nursing Home for several years and most recently worked for the Windsor Elementary School Maintenance Department for several years and Royal Oaks Hospital for over five years. She was also a caregiver in several homes in the Windsor area. Joann was famous for the pies she made and loved making pajamas for her grandchildren every Christmas. She always thought of others before herself and had used her talents to make stocking caps for fellow cancer patients. Joann was a member of the Warsaw Church of Christ. Survivors include two sons, John Ash and his wife Mary, Windsor, and Jim Ash and his wife Lori, Windsor; two daughters, Rhonda Caswell and her husband John, Warsaw, and Sharon Luetjen and her husband Jim, Ionia; 11 grandchildren; 11 step grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; five step-great-grandchildren; a great-grandchild on the way, and a step-great-grandchild on the way; a brother John E. Jarvis III, Windsor; a sister Dorothy Marie Orfield, Deepwater, and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to her husbands, she was preceded in death by a sister Elnora Jean Huff. Funeral services will be Tuesday, December 29, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial will be in the Tebo Cemetery, Leesville.

b: Feb 4 1930, Urich, Henry Co, MO
d: Apr 22 1996, Kansas City, Wyandotte Co, KS
St. Marys Cemetery, Montrose, Deepwater Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Paul E. Oswald, 66, Kansas City, Kansas, died Monday, April 22, 1996, at his home. Graveside services will be Thursday at St. Mary's Cemetery, Montrose. Mr. Oswald was born in Urich and was a resident of Kansas City, Kansas, for over 25 years. He graduated from Urich High School in 1948 and from the Agricultural College in Pleasant Hill. He was switchman for 20 years with the Union Pacific Railroad before retiring in 1993. He previously was a farmer in the Butler area. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean Conflict. Mr. Oswald was a member of the American Legion and the Royal Order of Moose. He attended the Mission Creek Baptist Church in Kansas City, Kansas. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Mary Lucille Oswald, in 1990. He is survived by his wife, Florence E. Oswald of the home; two stepsons, George E. Richards, Collins, and Kenneth E. Richards, Stockton; two stepdaughters, Nancy Mark, Kansas City, Ks., and Diane Lamson, Shawnee, Ks.; a brother, Fred Oswald, and a sister, Marie Staples, both of Montrose; 10 step-grandchildren and 15 step-great-grandchildren.

OSWALD, Ronald "Ozzie"
b: Apr 17 1937, Sedalia, Pettis Co, MO
d: Apr 16 2009, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Tebo Church Cemetery, Leesville Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Hadley Funeral Home

Ron "Ozzie" Oswald, 71, of Windsor, Missouri, died Thursday, April 16, 2009, at the Golden Valley Memorial Hospital, Clinton, MO. He was born November 29, 1937, in Sedalia, Mo., the son of Leo Oswald and Vivion (Perrot) Oswald. Ron was raised by his grandmother Leona Oswald and an aunt, Ceola Oswald Hudson. On August 15, 1996, in Clinton, Mo., he married Joann Ash, who survives of the home. He was employed by General Motors in Kansas City, Mo., retiring after 31 years of service. He served in the United States Army. He was an avid pool player, enjoyed fishing and loved his dog “Rowdy". In addition to his wife, Joann, he is survived by 2 stepsons, John Ash and Jim Ash, both of Windsor, Mo.; 2 stepdaughters, Rhonda Caswell, Warsaw, Mo.; Sharon Luetjen, Ionia, Mo.; a cousin, Larry Hudson, Warsaw, Mo.; 22 step-grandchildren; 21 step-great-grandchildren and a step-great-grandchild on the way. Graveside services will be Monday, April 20, at Tebo Cemetery, Leesville, MO.

b: Apr 15 1934
d: Nov 26 1991, Cheyenne, Laramie Co, WY

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Mary Otten, 57, formerly of Deepwater, died Tuesday, November 26, 1991, in Cheyenne, Wyoming. She is survived by her husband, Albert Otten; three sons, Joe Thompson, Kimball, Neb., Rob Tompson, Springfield, and Criss Thompson, California; three daughters, Donna McEntee, Kimball, Neb., Terri Sorensen, California, and Becky Motley, White Oak, Texas; her mother, Winifred Helyer, Clinton; one sister, Janet Merriman, Chilhowee, and seven grandchildren. Burial will be in Kimball, Neb.

b: Jul 11 1934, Argentine, Wyandotte Co, KS
d: Aug 12 1998, Osceola, St. Clair Co, MO
Osceola Cemetery, Osceola, St. Clair Co, MO
arr: Sheldon-Goodrich Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Forrest C. Ouderkirk, 64, Osceola, died August 12, 1998, at his home in Osceola. He was born in Argentine, Kansas, and lived in the Kansas City area until moving to Osceola in 1993. He was a member of Teamsters Local #995 and a Mason. He is survived by two sons, Charles Ouderkirk of Pennsylvania and James Ouderkirk, Kansas City; one daughter, Stephanie Wright, Kansas City, Kansas; two brothers, Harry Ouderkirk, Salem, Oregon, and Donald Ouderkirk, Wichita, Kansas; one sisters, June Ann Rice of Richland, Washington; six grandchildren. Funeral services will be Saturday, August 15, at the Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel in Osceola. Burial will be in the Osceola Cemetery.

OUDERKIRK, Jeanette E.
b: Nov 12 1936, Argentine, Wyandotte Co, KS
d: Jan 2 1997, Osceola, St. Clair Co, MO
Osceola Cemetery, Osceola, St. Clair Co, MO
arr: Sheldon-Goodrich Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Mrs. Jeanette E. Ouderkirk, 60, Osceola, died Thursday, January 2, 1997, at the Sac-Osage Hospital in Osceola at 1:30 p.m. She was born in Argentine, Kansas, and moved to Osceola to enjoy the retirement life. She is survived by her husband F. C. of the home; three children, Charles and James Ouderkirk and Stephanie Wright, and six grandchildren; also her mother, Annabel Norton; two sisters, Nancy Davis and Bertha Hart; two stepbrothers. Funeral services were Monday, January 6, at the Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel, Osceola, with burial in Osceola Cemetery.

b: Oct 12 1853, Trigg Co, KY
d: Nov 10 1938, Urich, Henry Co, MO
Urich Cemetery, Bogard Twp, Henry Co, MO
Urich MO - One of Urich's best known and most loved citizens has passed on. John A. Overbey, son of Stephen M. and Margaret C. Reed Overbey, born in Trigg County, Kentucky, October 12, 1853, and died at his home in Urich, Mo., November 10, 1938, being 85 years and 28 days of age. His father was a veteran of the Civil War, having served as captain of Company C, 8th Kentucky Cavalry. In 1867, he moved with his parents to Henry County, Mo., the family locating on a farm east of Urich, later moving to a farm about three miles north of Urich, where the mother died January 15, 1905, and the father departed this life April 10, 1913. John A. Overbey was reared in pioneer surroundings, and received his education in the public schools. From boyhood days, he was in position to get a practical view point of life. He taught in the public schools of Henry County, having taught his first term when but 16 years of age. He was married August 23, 1874, to Sarepta A. Redford, of Henry County, daughter of A. B. and Hannah Redford. For some time he operated a general store at Norris, going from there to Lamar, where he was engaged in the insurance business later being in the same business, at Yates Center, Kans. In 1889, Mr. Overbey and his family came to Urich, MO., where he purchased the Urich Chronicle, and published this paper for three years. Later he was connected with the banking institutions in Urich, and in 19913 purchased the Urich Herald, which he published until 1921. Since he had served as a notary public, having held a notary public's commission for 40 consecutive years. He served Urich as mayor 17 years, and on the City Council and Board of Education and for the past 35 years had acted as conductor of the Urich Reunion. Since the death of Mrs. Overbey, July 31, 1929, he had made his home with his granddaughter, Mrs. Joe Garrison, whom he and Mrs. Overbey had reared from babyhood. Mr. and Mrs. Garrison tenderly cared for him during his later years. In addition to the above named, he is survived by four sons, W. Overbey, Appleton City; John Overbey, Dallas, Texas; Dick Overbey, Carnegie, Okla.; and Clint Overbey, Grandview, Mo.; two daughters had preceded him in death. He also leaves eight grandchildren, one brother Robert Overbey, Creighton, and two sisters, Mrs. A. C. Giltner, Creighton, and Mrs. Maggie Starkey, Sedalia.

b: Dec 2 1904, Tecumseh, Johnson Co, NE
d: Dec 3 1992, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Englewood Cemetery NA-PE, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Dec 1992 - Mrs. Letha Opal Overbey, 88, 135 North Washington Street, died Thursday, December 3, 1992, at Westwood Nursing Home.

OVERBEY, Max Eugene
b: Mar 26 1933, Creighton, Cass Co, MO
d: Sep 8 2010, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
Urich Cemetery, Bogard Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Dickey Funeral Home

Max Eugene Overbey, of Harrisonville, Missouri, was born March 26, 1933 in Creighton, Missouri the son of Robert Perry and Beulah Marie (Ashbrook) Overbey. He departed this life Wednesday, September 8, 2010 at the Truman Medical Center West, Kansas City, Missouri at the age of 77 years, 5 months and 12 days. On April 3, 1955, Max was united in marriage to Glenna Jean Kepner in Urich, Missouri. Max was employed as a precision machinist for Allied Signal, Kansas City, Missouri until his retirement in 1994. After his retirement, he owned and operated Overbey's Gun and Bait Shop in Urich. Max was a member of the Creighton Presbyterian Church, where he was baptized, the NRA and the North America Hunting and Fishing Association. He was an Air Force veteran of the Korean War. Max loved the outdoors, especially hunting and fishing, enjoyed mowing and being with his family. He was an avid reader and liked to listen to various sporting events on the radio. Max had lived in Creighton before moving to Harrisonville in 1964. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Dennis R. Overbey on September 7, 2003; a brother, Marion Overbey; 3 sisters, Roberta Marie Overbey, Nadine Smith and Phyllis Edwards. He is survived by his wife, Jean Overbey of the home; three sons, Michael E. Overbey, Adrian, Missouri, Robert G. Overbey and wife Cheryl, Rose Hill, Kansas, Max D. Overbey, Kansas City, Missouri; 7 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; a brother, Bill Overbey, Kansas City, Missouri; a sister, Bobbie Bohannon, Harrisonville, Missouri; other relatives and many friends. Funeral services were held Saturday, September 11, 2010 at the Dickey Funeral Home, Garden City, Missouri with burial in the Urich Cemetery, Urich, Missouri.

b: Mar 8 1853, near Cornelia, Johnson Co, MO
d: Jul 31 1929, Urich, Henry Co, MO
Urich Cemetery, Bogard Twp, Henry Co, MO
Urich Herald, Urich MO - Sarepta Ann Redford, daughter of A. B. and Hannah Redford, was born near Cornelia, Johnson county, Mo., March 8, 1853, and died at Urich, Mo., July 31, 1929, age 76 years, 4 months and 23 days. In 1858 she came with her parents to Henry county where her father bought a farm on Big Creek where she grew to womanhood and lived until her marriage, August 23, 1874, to John A. Overbey, who survives her. To this union six children were born, two of whom have passed to the great Beyond. They are Medora Myrtle, who died in March 1881, at the age of five years, and Mrs. Eddie Florence Hall, who died March 15, 1923, at the age of 44 years. The children surviving are William N. Overbey of Urich, Mo.; John A. Overbey Jr. of Enid, Okla.; Dick R. Overbey of Ransom, Kans.; and Clinton S. Overbey of Grandview, Mo., all of whom were with her in her last moments. She is also survived by three grandsons, five granddaughters and one great-granddaughter. One granddaughter, now Mrs. J. C. Garrison, seemed almost as one of her children, having raised her since she was only one day old and who had always lived with her, but she tried to have no preference among the grandchildren. In her married life of almost 55 years, she resided four years at Norris, Mo., 2 years at Lamar, Mo., four years at Yates Center, Kansas., and returned to Urich in 1889, spending the last forty years of her life here. In early life she united with the Methodist church South, at old Prairie View church near Norris; was a member of the same faith at Urich as long as one was in existence, and continued in that faith until her passing. About 3 o'clock Sunday morning, July 28, she suffered an apoplectic stroke and about 8 o'clock lapsed into an unconscious condition from which she never rallied and passed away at 6:30 o'clock Wednesday morning. Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon at the Urich Christian church and interment made in the Urich Cemetery.

b: Jan 19 1925, West Virginia
d: Mar 19 2012, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
bur: Cremation
Consalus Funeral Homes
Mary M. Overby, age 87 of Deepwater, MO, died Monday, March 19, 2012 at St. Luke's Hospital in Kansas City, MO. Mary was born on January 19, 1925 in West Virginia. After graduating from high school, she married Warren L. Overby. Besides being a military wife, she took great pride in her children. Mary was employed as a seamstress in the clothing industry. Preceding her in death were her parents, and her husband Warren. Surviving are a son Barry Brierton and wife Cynthia of Deepwater, MO; 4 grandchildren, Brandy, Danielle, Brooke and Michelle; a great-grandchild, Briar; a brother Toby Shumate of Ohio; and a sister Anna Blanton and husband George of Georgia. Under the direction of Consalus Funeral Home of Clinton, MO and pursuant to Mary's wishes, she will be cremated.

OVERBY, Warren Lincoln
b: Feb 12 1924
d: Oct 18 2010, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
bur: Cremation
Consalus Funeral Homes
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Oct 19 2010 - Warren Lincoln Overby, age 86, of Deepwater, MO, passed away on Monday, October 18, 2010, at St. Lukes Hospital in Kansas City, MO. Among survivors are his wife, Mary of the home, son Jay Overby of Chicago, IL, and his stepson, Barry Brierton of Deepwater, MO. Pursuant to Warrens wishes, he will be cremated.

b: Jan 3 1916, Union, Franklin Co, MO
d: Jun 8 2003, Osceola, St. Clair Co, MO
Laurel Oak Cemetery MO-OW, Windsor, Windsor Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Vansant-Mills Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jun 30 2003 - Joseph David Overschmidt was born January 3, 1916, to David and Catherine (Hanneken) Overschmidt in Union. He entered his heavenly home June 8, 2003, at Sac-Osage Hospital in Osceola. Joe D' was raised and spent most of his early years in Union until moving to Deepwater to live with his daughter. While in Union, he worked for Ford Motor Company for 35 years as a mechanic. He met his one true love, Lillian Brickmann, and married her December 29, 1940. They were divorced in the 1960s. They were blessed with one daughter, JoDean Overschmidt (Landes), born April 20, 1941. Joe D' loved working on cars, mowing lawns and going for car rides. His grandchildren described him as being the best driver's education teacher you could ask for. He often drove from Union to watch his grandchildren play basketball and loved to dance and eat barbecue. He had a real compassion for family and friends, always putting others before himself. He was a member of the Catholic Church in Union until moving to Deepwater where he attended Holy Rosary Church in Clinton, until retiring to Truman Lake Manor in Lowry City. During a hospital stay in April 2002, his daughter and grandson Bill led him to accept Jesus as his Lord and Savior. He was preceded in death by his parents; three sisters, Lorraine Louise Overschmidt, Lazetta Frances (Rose) Overschmidt Boulware and Marie Antonette Overschmidt Monzyk, and his one and only love, Lillian. He is survived by his daughter, JoDean Landes and her husband, Melvin, Deepwater; his sister, Louise Neola Overschmidt Hawkins of Kansas City; four grandchildren, Melvin (rusty) Landes and his wife Wendy, Lee's summit, Rick Landes and his wife Becky, Aurora, Colorado, Michelle Landes Johnson and her husband John, Lowry City, Bill Landes and his wife Patricia, Lowry city; seven great-grandchildren, Rachel and Megan Landes, Angela Wilson, Amanda and JC Johnson, Matthew and Jennifer Landes; one great-great-grandchild, Jordan Wilson, and numerous nieces and nephews and a host of friends and family. Funeral services were held at Vansant-Mills Chapel on Thursday, June 12. Burial was in the Teays Chapel Cemetery, Montrose.

OVERTON, Arthur F. "Fred"
b: Apr 9 1927
d: Mar 26 2003, Lee's Summit, Jackson Co, MO

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Mar 27 2003 - Arthur F. "Fred" Overton, 75, Lee's Summit, died Wednesday, March 26, 2003, at his home. Funeral services will be Friday, March 28, at First Baptist Church of Raytown. He was preceded in death by his parents, Tom and Merle Overton; his first wife, Peggy Overton; a sister, Kathleen Overton, and brother Thomas Overton. He is survived by his wife Kathy Overton, of the home; his sister Genevieve Wood of Waynesboro, Virginia; his son Tom Overton and wife Sue, Miami, Florida, and their children, Chris Overton and Jessica and Davis Swvers and their son Jacob Swvers, his son Fred Overton and wife Rita (Ming) and their children, Robbie, Carrie and Kristin, Leawood, Kansas, his son Jim Overton and wife Sue, Waynesboro, Virginia, and his granddaughter, Michelle Rego. Funeral arrangements are being handled by Mount Washington Forever Funeral Home in Independence.

OVERTON, Frederick "Fred"
b: Aug 23 1966, Knob Noster, Johnson Co, MO
d: Oct 30 2009, Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Laurel Oak Cemetery MO-OW, Windsor, Windsor Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Hadley Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Nov 2 2009 - Frederick "Fred" Overton, 43, Windsor, died unexpectedly Friday evening, October 30, 2009 in Windsor. He was born August 23, 1966, at Whiteman Air Force Base, Knob Noster, the son of Robert Leland Overton and Betty Lou (Ferree) Overton. On January 20, 1990, in Sedalia, he married Saundra Dee Seaton, who survives of the home. Fred worked at Pathways in Clinton and Royal Oaks Hospital in Windsor, from 1992 to the present, as a Quality Improvement Coordinator. He had served his country in the United States Army. Fred was an active member of the Windsor community and had worked with the Boy Scouts for several years. He was a member of the Advisory Board for the Henry County Health Center and was very active with the Assembly of God Church in Windsor. Fred was an avid bicyclist and jogger, but he was, especially, a loving husband and father, enjoying fishing, boating and camping with his family. In addition to his wife, Saundra, he is survived by a son Zachary J. Overton, and a daughter Kaley D. Overton, both of the home; three sisters, Judy Bidwell, Norfork, Iowa, Becky Jo Hudson, LaMonte, and Karen Overton, Sedalia; his parents-in-law, Herb and Ada May Seaton, Windsor; nephews, Rusty Ream, Chris Ream, Michael Hudson, Randy Hudson and Jonnie Bidwell, and two nieces, Kara Ream and Cindy Crain. He was preceded in death by his parents. Funeral services will be Wednesday, November 4, at the Assembly of God Church, Windsor. Burial will be in Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

b: Sep 24 1915, Hickory Co, MO
d: Dec 19 1991, Warsaw, Benton Co, MO
Buckner Hill Cemetery, Buckner, Jackson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Regina Fern Roth, daughter of Peter M. Roth and Lena Maud Miller Roth, was born in Hickory County, near Butcher, on September 24, 1915. She spent all her life in Hickory and St. Clair Counties. On December 9, 1991, she was hospitalized at Golden Valley Hospital where she was a patient until December 18, 1991 and returned to Oakhaven Manor, Warsaw, where on December 19, 1991 she departed this life at 1:45 p.m. She had made her home at Oakhaven Manor for the past 10 1/2 years. She attended Concord School and graduated from Weaubleau High School going to CMSU at Warrensburg where she earned a teacher's degree and later taught in rural schools. She was united in marriage to Wilfred D. Overturf on December 9, 1943 and to this union one daughter, Carol Dee, was born. Fern was a good wife, mother and neighbor. She was a member of Hopewell Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by her husband, Wilfred Overturf, Quincy; a daughter, Carol Dee, and husband, Bob Widger, of Clinton; two granddaughters, Kim and Tammy Widger; two aunts, Nora Carpenter of Humansville, and Beulah Ragland of Lee's Summit, and a host of cousins, neighbors and friends. Funeral services were held Sunday, December 22, 1991 at the Hathaway-Peterson Chapel in Wheatland. Burial was in the Buckner Cemetery.

OVERTURF, Wilfred Dee "Slim"
b: Jan 29 1913, 3 mi NW of Willard, Greene Co, MO
d: May 2 1998, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Fairview/Butcher Cemetery, Quincy, Hickory Co, MO
Clinton Daily Democrat, May 4 1998 - Wilfred Dee (Slim) Overturf, 85, formerly of Quincy, died Saturday, May 2, 1998. He was the oldest son of Frank Weaver and Viva (Murray) Overturf, born January 29, 1913, three miles northwest of Willard, Missouri. He attended Flat Rock School and then moved to Gerster with his family and attended shcool there. Later they moved to the East Lynn area and then back to Willard. In 1942 Wilfred served his country four years in the Army, with time being spent overseas in England, France and Germany. On December 9, 1943, with a short leave, he was united in marriage to Regina Fern Roth. To this union one daughter, Carol Dee, was born. Wilfred drove an oil truck for Weaubleau Oil Company, was a mailman and he was a farmer most of his life. He was a good neighbor and friend and was always ready to lend a helping hand. On December 19, 1991, his wife Fern preceded him in death. In August of 1996, Wilfred had a stroke, leaving him unable to talk and no longer able to care for himself. He then made his home at Oak Haven Manor, Warsaw. In February 1997 he made his home in Clinton at Joy adult Care Center, then in February 1998 he made his home at the Clinton Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center where he departed this life on May 2, 1998, at 9:30 p.m. Wilfred is survived by his daughter Carol Dee Widger and her husband Bob of Clinton; two granddaughters, Tammy Widger and Kim Jones and her husband Brian, Clinton; onee sister, Anna May McCall of Republic; a sister-in-law Verda Thomas and her husband Jim, Osceola, and a host of nieces, nephews, friends and neighbors. Funeral services were May 6 at the Hathhaway-Peterman Funeral Home at Wheatland, with burial at the Fairview/Butcher Church near Qunicy.

b: Nov 17 1934, Goff, Nemaha Co, KS
d: Oct 12 2000, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Englewood Cemetery NA-PE, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
arr: Vansant-Mills Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Oct 26 2000 - Shirley Jean (Hughes) Oviatt, daughter of James L. and Margaret Lucille (Martin) Barnes, was born November 17, 1934, in Goff, Kansas. She died October 12, 2000, at the Golden Valley hospital in Clinton, Mo., at the age of 65. She grew up on a farm in Camdenton, Mo. She graduated from Camdenton High School in 1952. She married Dennis Hughes in August of 1955, and later moved to the Kansas City area where she was employed at United Missouri Bank for 10 years. Later she moved with her family to Hermitage, Mo., where her children completed high school. There she was employed at Prime Trucking Co. of Springfield, Mo. In 1981, she moved and settled in Clinton, Mo, where she was employed at Missouri Department of Family Services as a caseworker until her retirement in 1996. The final 19 years of her life were spent in the Clinton Community among her family and friends. Shirley was a member of the Christian Church of Clinton, where she was active in the Christian Women's Fellowship. Shirley was preceded in death by her father and mother, James and Lucille Barnes; and one sister, Mary Ellen Temple. She is survived by two sons, Boyd Hughes and his wife, Debbie of Raymore, Mo., and Donnie Hughes and wife, Kim of Clinton, Mo.; one daughter, Karen Yoss of Clinton, Mo.; one brother, Jim Barnes of Clinton, Mo.; three sisters; Sharon Minich and Carol Parsons, both of Clinton, Mo., and Patricia Frankenfield, of Roscoe, Mo.; six grandchildren, Jamie Hughes, Jenna Hughes, Chris Hughes, Shawn Hughes, and Steven Mackey; one great granddaughter, Katelyn Hughes. Funeral services were held Monday, October 16, at the Vansant-Mills Chapel, Clinton, Mo. Burial was in the Englewood Cemetery, Clinton, Mo.

OWEN, Benjamin Lee
b: Mar 8 1824, Lafayette Co, MO
d: Nov 8 1910, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Englewood Cemetery NA-PE, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Benjamin L. Owen, a good man, died at his home on East Franklin at 5:25 p.m. Tuesday, November 8, 1910, after an illness of only a few days with old age and general debility. born in Lexington, this state, enlisted as a soldier under General Doniphan in the Mexican war and went with his command across the plains to Santa Few and engaged in the numerous hostilities during the war. After the Mexican war, he came to Henry County, met and married Frances J. Sweeney April 24, 1849, a daughter of Judge Jonathan Sweeney, one of the pioneer settlers of this county and they journeyed together for over 61 years. Eight children, two dying in infancy. The other six and the aged wife are left to mourn: Miss Ermine and Maude at home, Mrs. Lura Mitchell and Dr. George H. Owen St. Louis, Fred B. Owen, Oklahoma City, and Walter E. Owen of this city. A member of the First Presbyterian Church and Masonic Lodge.

OWEN, David M.
b: Mar 16 1949, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
d: Sep 6 1999, Hendersonville, TN

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - David M. Owen, 59, Hendersonville, Tennessee, died Monday, September 6, 1999, at a hospital there. He was born in Clinton, March 16, 1949, son of John Roland and Marguerite Owen. When he was four, he moved to Silver Spring, Maryland with his mother, finished school there, then moved with his family to Hendersonville where he owned and operated a music store. Survivors include his wife, Connie; five children, eight grandchildren; a brother, Roland Owen of Kerrville, Texas, and several nieces and nephews. His parents and two sisters, Viola Ried of Fern Park, Florida, and Flora Sindelar of Rockville, Maryland, preceded him in death.

OWEN, Dorotha Lourene BUTLER
b: Aug 25 1919, Shattuck, Ellis Co, OK
d: Nov 9 2000, Springfield, Greene Co, MO
bur: Hazelwood Cemetery, Springfield, Greene Co, MO

Clinton Daily Democrat, Dec 14 2000 - Mrs. Dorotha Lourene Butler Owen, 81, Springfield, died Thursday evening, November 9, 2000. Mrs. Owen was born August 25, 1919, in Shattuck, Oklahoma, to Rev. C. A. Butler and Alma Elizabeth Dye Butler. Her early childhood was spent happily in Oklahoma where her father pastored various churches. She graduated from Clinton High School and from Southwest Missouri State Teachers College, Springfield. She was united in marriage with James Fredrick Owen on April 12, 1942, in Grant Avenue Baptist Church. Dorotha was a charter member of Jefferson Avenue Baptist Church and has been a longtime member of First Baptist Church, where she had quietly and faithfully served her Lord. She was also a charter member of Twin Oaks Country Club. Dorotha was a gentle and loving wife and mother. She was devoted to her family and greatly enjoyed watching her grandchildren grow. Her quiet manner endeared her to those who knew her and cherished her. She highly valued her long term friends and missed spending as much time with them in her later years as a result of declining health. Mrs. Owen was preceded in death by her parents; an infant brother, and a niece. Her husband, James F. Owen, survives her. Other survivors include a son and his wife James Mark and Sara Owen, and grandchildren, Jason Owen and wife Melissa, Michelle Owen, Ryan Owen and Mary Owen, all of Springfield, and a brother-in-law and his wife, Ralph and Joyce Owen, San Antonio, Texas. Funeral services were Monday, November 13, in Gorman-Scharpf Brentwood Chapel. Burial was in the Hazelwood Cemetery.

OWEN, Edith
b: 1898, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
d: Jun 13 1930, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Englewood Cemetery NA-PE, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Miss Edith Owen died at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Walter E. Owen, on East Jefferson street, at 7:30 a.m. Friday, June 13, with uremic poisoning, which followed an acute attack of nephritis. She had a position as librarian in the public library at Springfield and as it was a slack season had come home for a few days visit, the Monday previous to her death. Thursday morning she took her father downtown in the car and a few minutes after her return became very ill. She summoned her mother, who called Drs. Walker and Poague and relatives who did all they could. In a few hours it became apparent that she was so very ill that all earthly means should be sued, if they kept her, so Drs. Dudley Robnett and W. P. Dysart, of Columbia, were summoned who arrived at 4 p.m. Her loved ones and the four doctors used everything known to medical skill but near midnight the doctors said nothing else could be done. They never stopped however until she went into eternity. She was born and reared in Clinton and was one of 7 children. She graduated from Clinton High School and went to Lindenwood College, where she specialized in home economics, graduating with that degree. She then taught home economics in Belview, Minn., Mangum, La., and later in Clinton. Miss Owen, who has always been a great reader, decided to specialize in library work and went to fort Collins, Colo., where she received this degree. She was librarian of the public library at Rolla, mo., for one year taking up the work in Springfield after leaving there. She united with the Baptist Church when a young girl and taught in the primary department in the Sunday School for several years. She was bright and vivacious and was a social favorite. She had apparently been in the best of health until her fatal illness. She had, however, complained for a few days of being so tired and not being able to get rested. The funeral was conducted at her late home on East Jefferson street. Her body was laid to rest in Englewood. The out-of-town people who attended the funeral were: Fred B. Owen and Miss Maude Owen of Oklahoma City; Mrs. Mary S. Dysart, Misses Mary and Kate Dysart, Mrs. Bedford Tolson and Mr. Hartley Banks of Columbia; Mr. Hale, Miss Mildred Wilson and Mr. and Mrs. Lee Norment of Springfield; and Mrs. Dodson Goss of Kansas City.

OWEN, Ermine
b: 1855, Henry Co, MO
d: Dec 8 1928, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Englewood Cemetery NA-PE, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Miss Ermine Owen died Saturday morning, December 8, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. H. P. Faris with heart trouble. She had not been feeling well, so had been there for about a week. Several days previous to her death, she wrote the following sketch, and requested that this be all that was used in the newspapers after her death: Erminee Owen, the third of eight children born to Mr. and Mrs. B. L. Owen, was reared on their farm east of Clinton; atended the Clinton public schools until set to McGee College (now Missouri Valley College of Marshall, Mo.) where after three years a student, she was graduated and where she won the gold medal for being the best reader in the college. She became a teacher. After a few years of service to the Clinton schools, she was elected to the chair of history and expression in the Teachhers' College at Kirksville, Mo. In 1907, she was offered the chair of English and expression in the Teachers' College at Pittsburg, Kans. She was glad of this position and it was nearer home and enabled her to be oftener with her parents in their eyars of advancing infirmity. The last three years of Miss Owen's professional work were given to the Teachers' College at Tahlequah, Okla. Since 1924, she has spent the summer months of the year at he home on East Franklin, migrating with the birds to some warmer latitude at the approach of winter, or visiting with relatives in St. Louis or Oklahoma City. She leaves two sisters - Mrs. L. S. Mithcell, St. Louis, and Miss Maude Owen, Oklahoma City, Okla; three brothers - Dr. George H. Owen, St. Louis; Fred B. Owen, Oklahoma City, Okla.; Walter E. Owen, Clinton. The funeral was conducted at her homee on East Franklin Street. Interment in Englewood.

OWEN, Frances Jane SWEENEY
b: Apr 28 1831, Cumberland Co, KY
d: Jan 16 1919, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Englewood Cemetery NA-PE, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Mrs. B. L. Owen died at her home on East Franklin street, sitting in her chair, at 5 p.m. Monday. She had been ill about two weeks with a cold, but the end came from heart trouble. Frances Jane Sweeney was born in Cumberland county, Ky., April 28, 1831. At the age of 7 she came to Henry county with her father, the late Judge Sweeney and settled on a farm just east of Clinton. There she grew to womanhood and April 24, 1849, she married B. L. Owen, who died 8 years ago last November. Theirs was a happy married life and they were blessed with eight children, six of whom survive: Mrs. Lura O. Mitchell and Dr. G. H. Owen, St. Louis; Walter E. Owen, Clinton; Miss Ermine Owen, Pittsburg, Kas.; Fred and Miss Maude Owen of Oklahoma City, Okla. She leaves just one half sister, Mrs. Garth, who is now in Colorado Springs. Mrs. Owen was a woman of unusually fine personality, seeking always the highest things that life had to offer. She was a devoted follower of the Master and a member of the Presbyterian church. She grew old gracefully and was an interesting companion, keeping up with every question of the day, and at the same time her mind contained a wealth of reminiscences of the early days of our country, which were invaluable. A life of a good woman is shown by her children and in hers we find lawyers, doctors and teachers, people, who are educating and helping make better our land. The funeral services were held at her late home Wednesday afternoon. The interment was in Englewood.

OWEN, Frederick Bruce
b: Jul 14 1874, E of Clinton, Henry Co, MO
d: Nov 27 1935, Oklahoma City, OK
Englewood Cemetery NA-PE, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - The death of Fred B. Owen, widely known attorney and former Clintonian, November 27, in Oklahoma City, was a great shock to his family and friends. He was in a business conference when stricken with a cerebral hemorrhage at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday. He was rushed to a hospital but died at 6 p.m. never regaining consciousness. The body was brought to Clinton Friday night after a formal service at the First Presbyterian church in Oklahoma City Friday morning. At the home of his brother, Walter E. Owen, a second service was held Saturday afternoon. He was borne to his final resting place in the family lot at Englewood, where he was left beside his parents and beloved sister, Ermine. Federick Bruce Owen was born July 14, 1874, on the family farm, east of Clinton 1 1/2 miles, the youngest son of the late Judge B. L. Owen and Frances Sweeney Owen, pioneer residents of Henry County. There he grew from happy childhood to man's estate, attending the public schools and the old Lamkin Academy on North Second street. While in school there, he, together with Charlie Lamkin, Ralph McKee, Frank Nichols, and Gene Violette, founded Phi Lambda Epsilom with R. L. Covington and Uel Lampkin the first initiates. This fraternity has since become a national preparatory school fraternity and the four founders were fondly termed "father" by boys all over the land. Mr. Owen did his college work at Kirksville, got his B. A. degree at the university of Missouri and his law degree from Washington University, St. Louis. Before getting his law degree, he taught school in the country west of Deepwater, was superintendent at California, Mo., two years and of the Clinton schools three years, leaving Clinton to complete his law course in 1902. In 1903 he returned to Clinton where he entered the law offices of his older brother, Walter E. Owen, and practiced here until 1906 when he went to Oklahoma City and established the law firm of Snyder, Owen and Snell. The firm remains today with the third place only, changed, being now Snyder, Owen and Lybrand, oldest law firm of Oklahoma City. In June 1906, he and Ethel Barnhill of California, Mo., were married and to the promising western city he took his bride. They had no own children, but reared his wife's two young half-sisters, Faye and Helen Barnhill, and brother Joe Barnhill, when their parents died. To them, fondly known as "Brother Fred" he gave a beautiful and unselfish love. Mr. Owen grew with the city, being active in the First Presbyterian church, as he had in the old Cumberland Presbyterian of Clinton in which he was reared. He served many years as Sunday school superintendent and teacher. He was a member of the Civitan Club, also State and County Bar organizations, The Chamber of Commerce and was ever an important figure in Phi Gamma Delta and Phi Lambda Epsilom affairs, attending national conventions, establishing new chapters and carrying on a work he loved to father.

b: Nov 4 1897, Fulton, Callaway Co, MO
d: Jun 6 1992, Columbia, Boone Co, MO
Englewood Cemetery NA-PE, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Harriett Palmer was born in Fulton November 4, 1897, the daughter of Walter and Blanche Palmer. She passed away in Columbia June 6, 1992, at the Lenoir Health Care Center where she had made her home since May of 1974. She was married to John Britts Owen, a well known Clinton attorney. The couple lived in Lynchburg, Va., for a number of years where John was treated for a lung ailment. They later returned to Clinton and built a home on East Ohio Street. John Britts passed away in 1953. She was the Henry County librarian for a number of years. She traveled extensively and was interested in gardening and antiques. She was a member of the Presbyterian Church of Clinton and a member of the Wednesday Club. Graveside services were Tuesday, June 9, 1992, at the Englewood Cemetery.

OWEN, John George
b: 1844, near Crealsburg, Russell Co, KY
d: 1933, W of Garland, Henry Co, MO
Fields Creek Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Sims Funeral Home (closed)

Clinton MO - John George Owen died Friday evening about 8 o'clock at his home a mile and a half southwest of Garland. For several years he had been frail, and the past year was bedfast, only able during the warm summer months to go from his bed to another room with aid. His death means the passing of a great humanitarian, for in the years that he made his home in the Garland neighborhood, the people with whom he came in contact found him compassionate - interested in the building up of a home of love for his own people, and sharing that love with his neighbors. John, the son of David and Sarah Ann Owen, was born in Russell county, Kentucky near Crealsburg, in 1844. He came with his parents to Missouri in March, 1848, and they lived near Lexington five years, then came to a farm northwest of Clinton, where he grew to manhood. Here young John attended the old Fields Creek school, but did not graduate because the Civil War broke out, school was closed, and all young men forced to enlist, though John was not acceptable to serve as a soldier, for he was barely beyond the age limit, small for his age and in delicate health. March 20, 1877, John Owen and Miss Louisa Waddell were united in marriage, and theirs has been a companionship unequaled. Their devotion and tenderness for each other was extended to their two daughters, Mrs. Albert Riess, of Mascoutah, Ill., and Miss Viola of the home. Mr. and Mrs. Owen held open house all the time. Several of their younger relatives were left without parents, and they were welcomed into the hearts and home of these kindly people. It was Mr. Owen's price to have a well-kept orchard which produced well, and two years ago; his peach crop could not be excelled. Even in the latter years, when he became enfeebled and it was difficult to get about, the spirit of labor moved within him, and he went to his fields. Here he was assisted by his daughter, Miss Viola, who has remained at home with her parents and repaid them doubly for their love. Uncle John, as he was familiarly known, will be a happy and lovable memory. The sick and those not blessed with material things of life knew his sympathetic administration and advice - the little children knew him as their joking, storytelling friend - his wife as a wonderful helpmate and the children as a wise and devoted father. The Christianity in his heart was expressed in all his deeds. Toward all animals, especially to dogs and cats, was he kind and his kindness knew no boundary in being a neighbor. If he couldn't say something good of a person, he preferred to remain silent. Often did he sermonize on the Golden Rule, always saying that life would give back just what was put into it. He read his Bible devotedly, as well-versed in the Scriptures, and often talked of preparing for life after death. And, at last, when evening shadows lengthened into night, his soul was passing into the Greater Beyond, he murmured his sister's name, saying "stay there, it's a better place than this; I'm coming .. Mother? Mother." Besides the beloved wife, who became very ill about three weeks ago, Mr. Owen leaves the two daughters. Mrs. Riess, of Illinois, has been here since the mother's first illness, assisting in the care of her and the father. He had two sisters, Mrs. Alice Blackwell, Oklahoma City, Okla. and Mrs. Josie McBride, Mt. View, Okla., and brothers, Quitman Owen, Dillon, Mont., and Charles Owen, Denison, Texas, who survive. Funeral services were Saturday afternoon at the Garland Baptist church. Interment was in Fields Creek cemetery.

OWEN, John Steele
b: Jun 16 1909, Gunnison, CO
d: Jul 12 1993, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Find-A-Grave: 64718860

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - John Steele Owen, son of Edwin and Minnie Elizabeth Hawk Owen, was born June 16, 1909 in Gunnison, Colorado and passed away July 12, 1993 at Golden Valley Hospital. John was married to Mamie Lorene McClendon on June 27, 1927 in Kansas City. They moved to Azusa, California in 1939 where John was a chef for the Trails Restaurant for 28 years. In 1986 they moved to Clinton to make their home. John was a great cook, loved to work with wood and had a great sense of humor. He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters who died in infancy, one other sister, Marion Glaviano, and two brothers, Frank Owen and Roland Owen. He is survived by his wife Mamie and two nephews, as well as a number of other relatives and friends. Graveside services were held at Clinton Memory Gardens, Wednesday, July 14, 1993.

OWEN, Mamie Lorene McCLENDON
b: May 30 1904, Mulberry, Crawford Co, KS
d: Oct 5 1995, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Vansant-Mills Funeral Home
Find-A-Grave: 64718969

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Mamie Lorene Owen died October 5, 1995, at Golden Valley Memorial Hospital, Clinton, at the age of 91 years. She was born in Mulberry, Kansas, on May 30, 1904, the daughter of Harry and Barbara Grace McClendon. She lived in Asuza, California, before moving to Clinton to be close to her relatives. She was married to John Steele Owen in 1943. John preceded her in death on July 12, 1993. She was also preceded in death by seven brothers and one sister. She is survived by two sisters, Grace Randolph of Clinton and Maude DeWalt of Liberty; four sisters-in-law, Maxine McClendon and Lovetta McClendon, both of Clinton, Gina McClendon of Tonganoxie, Kansas, and Rhoner McClendon of Jacksonville, North Carolina, as well as a number of nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends. She joined the Appleton City Christian Church at an early age. Funeral services were held at the Vansant-Mills Chapel, October 9, with burial in the Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery.

OWEN, Roland C.
b: Feb 29 1924, Quapaw, Ottawa Co, OK
d: Aug 4 2002, Kerrville, Kerr Co, TX

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Aug 7 2002 - Roland C. Owen, 78, Kerrville, Texas, died Sunday, August 4, 2002, at the Veterans Hospital in Kerrville. He was born February 29, 1924, in Quapaw, Oklahoma, to John and Marguerite Owen. He married Ruth Evelyn Southers on December 31, 1942, at the home of the late Rev. Lindsey. He became a member of the Clinton Christian Church at the age of five. He lived most of his life in Henry County. He was the owner-operator of Clinton Vending. He was a member of the American Legion, VFW and the Masonic Temple #548. In 1983 Mr. and Mrs. Owen went to Kerrville, Texas, for the winter and decided to make it their home. Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Ruth; one son, David and his wife Penny; two grandchildren, Jennifer and Corey Owen; one great-grandson, Brett. He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, R. C. Owen Jr.; two brothers and two sisters. Memorial services will be held Thursday, August 8, in Faith Christian Church in Kerrville.

OWEN, Wilma E.
b: Oct 2 1911, Warsaw, Benton Co, MO
d: Feb 17 1998, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Shawnee Cemetery, Warsaw, Benton Co, MO
arr: Hadley Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Wilma E. Owens, 86, Windsor, formerly of Sedalia and Lincoln, died Tuesday, February 17, 1998, at the Golden Valley Hospital in Clinton. She was born October 2, 1911, in Warsaw, the daughter of Winfred Amos Owen and Maud (See) Owen. Miss Owen worked at the Farmer's Mercantile Store in Lincoln for 20 years before moving to Sedalia in 1967. She also worked at the Fairview Nursing Home in Sedalia and the Sedalia Nutrition Center for several years before moving to Windsor in 1994. Miss Owen was a member of the First Christian Church in Sedalia and was a former member of the Lincoln Rebekah Lodge. Survivors include two sisters, Reba Henry, Windsor, and Opal Austin, Clinton; 10 nieces and nephews and numerous great-nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral services will be Friday, February 20, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor, with burial in Shawnee Bend Cemetery, Warsaw.

OWENS, James Melven
b: Dec 5 1905, Mountain Grove, Wright Co, MO
d: Oct 28 1999, Ironton, Iron Co, MO
Laurel Oak Cemetery MO-OW, Windsor, Windsor Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Hadley Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - James Melven Owens, 93, Ironton, formerly of Windsor, died Thursday morning, October 28, 1999, at the Baptist Home, Ironton. He was born December 5, 1905, in Mountain Grove, the son of Luther Andrew Owens and Amie (Hull) Owens. On June 30, 1928, in Sedalia, he married Amy L. Leonard, who preceded him in death October 24, 1987. He was a printer in the Windsor area for many years, owning and operating the Owens Printing Shop from 1936 to 1949. He graduated from Windsor High School and was a member of the Windsor First Baptist Church where he served as a deacon. Survivors are a daughter and son-in-law, Doris Mae and Bruce Adams, Sevierville, Tennessee; a niece, Charlsie Shoemaker and a nephew, Ellis Owens, both of Clinton. He was preceded in death by a brother, Floyd Owens and a sister, Zelpha Owens Hagar. Funeral services will be Wednesday, at Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor, with burial in Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

b: Feb 2 1931, Saline Co, MO
d: Jul 7 2006, Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Laurel Oak Cemetery MO-OW, Windsor, Windsor Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Hadley Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jul 10 2006 - Lucy W. Owens, 75, of Windsor, Missouri, died Friday afternoon, July 7, 2006, at Windsor Healthcare and Rehabilitation, Windsor, Mo. She was born February 2, 1931, in Saline County, Mo., near Hustonia, the daughter of Glover Ward and Dora Sophia (Walburn) Ward. On August 23, 1952, in Calhoun, Mo., she married Harry Brown Owens who preceded her in death on December 23, 1986. Lucy worked for the Windsor International Shoe Company for over 40 years. She also worked for two years at Town & Country Shoes, Sedalia, Mo., and the former Gates (now Enersys) in Warrensburg for two years. She was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church, Windsor, where she was a children’s Sunday School teacher. Shopping, eating out with friends and spending time with family, especially special “Sister” days every Saturday, were all things she enjoyed. Survivors include a daughter, Sue Ann Owens, Windsor, Mo.; 3 sisters, Jessie M. Freeman, Windsor, Mo., Mary Handke, Harrisonville, Mo., and Juanita Willis, Archie, Mo.; and several nieces and nephews also survive. She was preceded in death by a brother, Arthur Ward, a nephew Jimmie Freeman, and a niece, Shari Lynn Carman. Funeral services will be Tuesday, July 11, 2006, at the Calvary Baptist Church, Windsor. Burial will be in the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

b: Feb 11 1880, Wright Co, MO
d: Dec 6 1934, Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Huston-Turner Funeral Home

Clinton, MO - Mrs. L. A. Owens Dead - Mary Anna Hull was born Feb. 11, 1880, in Wright county, Missouri. She professed faith in Christ at the age of twelve years and became a member of the Methodist church at Mountain Grove, Missouri. She remained a member of that church until October 1915, when she joined the Baptist church at Searcey, Arkansas. Mr. and Mrs. Owens moved to Windsor in 1919, and she became a member of the Windsor Baptist church. She was married to Louis Andrew Owens on March 1, 1896, at Mountain Grove, Missouri. Three children were born to this union, Floyd of Clyde, Texas; Mrs. Harve Hager, of Clinton, Missouri, and Melvin of Windsor. She also leaves one sister, Mrs. C. E. Elbert of Denver, Colorado, and several nieces and nephews and a host of friends. Mrs. Owens entered into rest at her home in Windsor, Thursday, December 6th, at the age of 64 years, after a lingering illness. She was a Christian woman, a devoted wife and mother and a good friend and neighbor. Funeral services were held from the Windsor Baptist church, Saturday, December 8th. Interment was in the Calhoun Cemetery. Huston-Turner Mortuary.

OWENS, Robert C.
b: Sep 11 1840, Gallatin, Daviess Co, MO
d: Nov 1931, Higginsville, Lafayette Co, MO
Combs Cemetery, Deer Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton, MO - R. C. Owen, a Confederate soldier, passed away Friday night at the Old Soldiers Home at Higginsville, where he had made his home for the past two years. He was 91 years, two months and two days old. Deceased was born September 11, 1840, at Gallatin, Mo. In 1861 he enlisted in the Confederate army and served under Sterling Price. In 1868 he moved to Henry county and this had been his home until two years ago when he went to the old soldier's home. In 1869 he married Miss Mary E. George and to this union nine children were born, five of whom are living. They are: T. B. Owen, Chicago; Charles H. Owen, Topeka, Kans.; George Owen, Mountain Grove, and Mesdames Nancy E. Taylor, Iowa, and Joe Johnson, Clinton. Mr. Owen owned an 80 acre farm six miles south of Calhoun and this is where he and his wife spent many happy years together, working and making a home for their children. Several years ago he sold this farm to Harry Bell, who lives there now. Mr. Owen was a stone mason by trade, but also farmed on a small scale. In 1869 he joined the Baptist church, and four years after was ordained as a deacon. He lived the life of a faithful, consistent Christian and was held in highest esteem by everyone. He was prominent in all the affairs of the day and was a leading Democrat in East Henry county. Everywhere he went he carried a ray of sunshine, which reached everyone. He was dependable and always ready to do his share in everything. It was said by someone at Higginsville that he was the "Prince of the Home". He also had a brilliant and alert mind and when friends visited him at Higginsville he would ask about certain roads, bridges or about different people and things that he had not forgotten. It can be said of him that his was a life well lived and that he was ready when the Master called for him to come to a higher throne. Funeral services were conducted Monday morning in the chapel at the home. The casket was draped with the Confederate flag. The burial was in the home cemetery. Besides his five children, Mr. Owen is survived by one brother, John B. Owen, Mayesville, MO.; thirty-two grandchildren, sixteen great grandchildren, a nephew, Carter Canan, other relatives and a host of friends. Among those attending the funeral were: Mr. and Mrs. Carter Canan and her sister, Mrs. Morton, Tom Parks, Fred and Everett Johnson, Frank Sands, wife and son, John B. Owen, his two sons and their wives, and a daughter and her husband, Mrs. G. W. Russell, Mrs. Geo. Bilbruck, Miss Ida Myrtle Johnson, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Johnson and son, Mrs. Leo Fellhauer and son: Rev. Chas. Owen, Topeka; Geo. Owen, Mountain Grove, and others.

OWENS, Thomas Britton
b: Oct 19 1873, Calhoun, Henry Co, MO
d: 1953, Chicago, Cook Co, IL
bur: Irving Park Cemetery, Chicago, Cook Co, IL

Thomas Britton Owens died in Chicago, Illinois in 1953 in the Cook County Hospital. He had been employed for many years as a railway worker. He was born in Calhoun Missouri, Oct. 19, 1873. Was son of Robt. Cross Owens and Elizabeth George. He was survived by his wife Caroline Emma (Bernard) Owens and his 5 children Glenn Robert, Virginia, Charlotte, Fred and Golden. Services were held at the Calvary Baptist Church in Chicago. He was buried in the Irving Park Cemetery.

OWSLEY, Claude V.
b: Sep 26 1913, Benton Co, MO
d: Aug 1979, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
bur: Cross Timbers Cemetery, Cross Timbers, Hickory Co, MO

Claude V. Owsley, 65, Cross Timbers, Mo., died Monday at Research Medical Center. He was born in Benton County, Mo. and had lived in Cross Timbers most of his life. Mr. Owsley worked for Butler Manufacturing Co., Kansas City, 22 years before he retired in 1975. He was a member of the Cross Timbers United Methodist Church. He leaves his wife Chloris Owsley of the home; a son J. C. Owsley, Ava, Mo.; two daughters, Yvonne Elliott, Leawood, and Betty Howard, Lee's Summit, Mo.; two brothers, Lester Owsley, Cross Timbers, and Dewey Owsley, San Angelo, Tx.; two sisters, Ada O'Bryan, Cross Timbers, Mo., and Lillie Long, Edwards, Mo.; and seven grandchildren. Services were held Thursday at the church; burial in the Cross Timbers Cemetery.

OWSLEY, Eula Nadine
b: Feb 27 1920, Warsaw, Benton Co, MO
d: Aug 30 1967, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
Englewood Cemetery NA-PE, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Miss Eula N. Owsley, 47, died August 30, 1967 at St. Joseph Hospital in Kansas City, Mo. Funeral services were held September 1, in Kansas City and graveside services were held in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton, Mo. Miss Owsley was born Feb. 27, 1920 in Warsaw, Mo. and had lived in Kansas City 18 years. She is survived by her mother Mrs. Sylvia Owsley, of the home; and five sisters, Pearl Owsley, of the home, Eva Dickenson and Joyce Bradfield, both of Blairstown and Oma Dickenson of Hermitage, Mo.

b: Feb 23 1898, Benton Co, MO
d: Jan 5 1986, Osceola, St. Clair Co, MO
Englewood Cemetery NA-PE, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
arr: Consalus Funeral Homes

Lou Sylvia Bybee was born February 23, 1898 in Benton County, Mo. She was one of 13 children born to George and Delilah White Bybee. She passed away at the Sac-Osage Hospital in Osceola Mo., January 5, 1986. She was united in marriage to James E Owsley in Jordon, Mo., and to this union six daughters were born. They moved to the Blairstown community in 1940 where they were engaged in farming. Mr. Owsley passed away in 1946 and also one daughter, Eula, preceded in 1967. After the death of her husband Mrs. Owsley moved to Kansas City, Mo. where she worked as a dietary assistant in several hospitals. She moved back to Henry County in 1980 and made her home with her daughter, Pearl, where she was tenderly cared for. She accepted Jesus as her savior when she was 16 years old. She united with the Bethel Campground Methodist Church in Edwards, Mo. She was a loving mother who cared for a daughter who was a multiple sclerosis victim for more than 20 years. Many recall her singing the great old hymns as she worked for her family. She leaves to mourn her passing one sister, Lillie Hickman and husband of Bayfield, Colo.; five daughters, Betty Owsley, Springfield, Mo.; Joyce Bradfield and husband Bill; Eva Dickenson and husband A. B. of Blairstown, Mo.; Oma Dickenson and husband Bob of Hermitage, Mo.; and Pearl Owsley of the home. Nine grandchildren, twelve great-grandchildren also survive along with many nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held Friday February 7, 1986 at the Consalus Chapel in Clinton, Mo. Burial was in Englewood cemetery.

b: n/a
d: n/a, Wadsworth, Leavenworth Co, KS
bur: Greenton Baptist Cemetery, Clay Twp, Lafayette Co, MO

Clinton MO - Ora Lee Owsley, 71, Odessa, Mo., died Tuesday at the veterans Administration Center at Wadsworth, Kas. Mr. Owsley was a retired farmer. He was a member of the Reorganized Latter Day Saints church of Knob Noster, Mo. He leaves his wife, Ruth Owsley of the home; a stepson, Joseph Schenck, St. Louis, Mo.; four stepdaughters, Mrs. Harold Van Tuyl, Raytown, Mo., Mrs. Marcella Talmedge, Corpus Christie, Tex.; Mrs. Bryan Crowell, Sunnyvale, Calif.; and Mrs. Floyd Whiteman, Odessa, Mo.; four brothers, Elmer Owsley, Pocatello, Idaho, Richard Owsley, Marshall, Mo., D. S. Owsley, Pottersville, Mo., and Donald Owsley, Windsor Mo.; and three sisters, Mrs. Willis Jones, Mrs. Laura Hackett, and Mrs. Goldie Meyers, all of Independence, Mo. Services were held at Husman-Sparks chapel, Odessa, Mo., burial was in Greenton Cemetery, north of Odessa.

OWSLEY, Othie Earl
b: Apr 16 1912, Benton Co, MO
d: Jan 19 2000, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Consalus Funeral Homes
Find-A-Grave: 46608460

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Thurs, Jan 27 2000 - Othie Earl Owsley was born in Benton County April 16, 1912, son of Joseph M. and Bertha Mae Pyle Owsley. He died Wednesday, January 19, 2000, at St. Luke's Hospital in Kansas City. Othie served his country during World War II as a member of the United States Army. He was captured in France and was a prisoner of war for 10 and a half months. He was a member of the Ex-POW Club, a life member of VFW Post 1896 and the American Legion. He married Dolly Justis on July 3, 1943, in Abilene, Texas. He went to work for Missouri Public Service in August 1946 and worked his way up to foreman. Preceding him in death were a son, Leonard Owsley, and two sisters, Ruth Trenary and Ethel Bell. Survivors include his wife, Dolly, of the home; son, Dean Owsley and wife, Denise, Clinton; daughters, Gale Ann Vesco and husband, Jack, Sparks, Nevada, Debbie Gamber and husband, Jim, Clinton; brothers, Olan Owsley, Lincoln, California, Lester Owsley, Honey Path, South Carolina; 11 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held January 24 at the Consalus Chapel Clinton. Burial was in Clinton Memory Gardens with graveside services provided by Clinton VFW Post 1894.

OWSLEY, Rolla N.
b: Mar 23 1858, N of Windsor, Johnson Co, MO
d: Aug 5 1930, Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Laurel Oak Cemetery MO-OW, Windsor, Windsor Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Rolla N. Owsley was born on what is known as the Owsley farm, north of Windsor, March 23, 1858, and died unexpectedly at his home here, August 5th, 1930. Mr. Owsley has been prominently identified with all Windsor undertakings and business affairs the past fifty years, taking an active interest in everything tending to promote the welfare of his home community. He served eight years as postmaster under President Wilson and was one of our most popular public officials. Since retiring from that position, he has been engaged in the mercantile business and was at the store and transacting business as usual Monday. Mr. Owsley had not been in good health the past few years but his ailments were causing no immediate anxiety to his family and his sudden passing away was a severe shock to them and the entire community. Mr. Owsley was married June 2nd, 1880, to Miss Nettie E. Pierce, who, with the following children survive: Mrs. W. E. Clark, Portland, Oregon, John Owsley, Los Angeles, Calif., M. Pierce Owsley, of Windsor, and Mrs. Charles Lindquist, of Port Blakeley, Washington. No funeral arrangements will be made until the children are heard from.

b: Aug 8 1900
d: Jun 15 2002, ElDorado Springs, Cedar Co, MO
Freeman-Holsapple Cemetery, Collins Twp, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jun 17 2002 - Ida A. Ozbun, 101, ElDorado Springs and formerly of Collins, died Saturday, June 15, 2002. She was a homemaker. Funeral services were Monday, June 17, at Sheldon Chapel, ElDorado Springs. Burial will be in Freeman Holsapple Cemetery.

b: Oct 9 1925, Henry Co, MO
d: Sep 22 2002, Independence, Jackson Co, MO
Englewood Cemetery NA-PE, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
arr: Consalus Funeral Homes

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Sep 25 2002 - Marcella M. Ozburn, 76, Blue Springs, formerly of Clinton, died Sunday, September 22, 2002, at an Independence hospital. Graveside services and burial will be Thursday, September 26, at Englewood Cemetery, under the direction of the Consalus-Bradley Funeral Home. She was born October 9, 1925, in Henry County to Charles H. and Lavina Collins Yewell. She was employed as a sales clerk for Hartzfelds Department Store and John Williams Pharmacy in Independence. On September 4, 1956, in Cass County, she married Robert G. Ozburn, who died January 17, 1998. Also preceding her in death were her parents; one daughter, Sandra Moritz; one sister, Evelyn Ross, and one brother, Dallas Yewell. Surviving are one grandson, Aaron Derringer of Oak Grove; two granddaughters, Lavette Loney of Oak Grove and Marnette Grace of Oak Grove, and five great-grandchildren.

OZBURN, Robert G.
b: Sep 13 1926, Coffeyville, Montgomery Co, KS
d: Jan 17 1998, Blue Springs, Jackson Co, MO
Englewood Cemetery NA-PE, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
arr: Consalus Funeral Homes

Clinton Daily Democrat, Jan 28 1998 - Robert G. Ozburn died Saturday, January 17, 1998, at his home in Blue Springs at the age of 71 years, four months and four days. He was born September 13, 1926, in Coffeyville, Kansas, the son of Paul Isaac and Hazel M. Nelson Ozburn. He grew up in Kansas City and attended Rockhurst College. Mr. Ozburn was a veteran of the United States Army. He was united in marriage to Marcella Yewell. He and his wife of 42 years had lived in Blue Springs since 1971 and prior to that in Independence. Mr. Ozburn worked as district manager for Western Auto for over 20 years, then he worked for Hallmark Cards, retiring in 1989. He is survived by his wife Marcella, of the home; a daughter Sandra Sue Moritz, Clinton; two brothers, Paul Ozburn, Independence, and Donald Ozburn, Raytown; a grandson Aaron Moritz; two granddaughters, Marnette Grace and Lavette Loney and three great-grandchildren, all of Oak Grove. Graveside services were held Tuesday, January 20, at Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.


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