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PFLEIDERER, Kelsey Ann
b: Dec 5 1995, St. Joseph, Buchanan Co, MO
d: Aug 25 2010, rural Deepwater, Henry Co, MO
bur: Cremation
arr:
Vansant-Mills Funeral Home
Kelsey Ann Pfleiderer age 14, of rural Deepwater, Missouri, passed away at her home on Wednesday, August 25, 2010. Kelsey's wishes were to be cremated with a private family service at a later date. Kelsey was born in St. Joseph, Missouri the daughter of Gregory Lee and Cynthia Ann (Benedict) Pfleiderer. She was a freshman at the Warsaw High School, Warsaw, Missouri. She was preceded in death by Janice Rose Benedict Burks and Dickie Edward Benedict. Kelsey is survived by her parents, Gregory Lee and Cynthia Ann (Benedict) Pfleiderer of the home; two sister, Nicole Bernard of St. Joseph; and Heather Lee Ann Pfleiderer of the home; three brothers, William Henry Goodale II of Ft. Riley, Kansas, Gregory Lee Pfleiderer II of Cameron and Lloyd Edward Pfleiderer and wife Rebecca of Clinton; grandparents, Lloyd and Charlene Pfleiderer and Ralph Burks of St. Joseph; as well as many Aunts, Uncles, nieces and nephews.

PFOST, W. Allen
b: Jan 8 1837, Jackson Co, WV
d: May 14 1900, 5 mi N of Montrose, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Stones Chapel Cemetery, Walker Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, May 1900 - Died, May 14, at his home five miles north of Montrose, Allen Pfost, in the 64th year of his age. He was born in Virginia in 1837. Was married to Miss Harrison, sister of Judge Harrison, in the year 1858. Removed to Henry County 30 years ago. After two years of suffering, he finally had to yield to the inevitable. He was a man of pronounced character, with strong will power and was unswerved to that which he considered right. A loyal and true member of the M. E. Church South and had been since he was 18, filling many offices in his church. It was said of him that he was a capital steward. His home was the pastor's home and many of the former preachers of this pastoral charge sat at his table and enjoyed his hospitality. Truly a great man has fallen and the church at Stone's Chapel has sustained an irreparable loss. Who will arise to take his place. Leaves a wife and 12 children to mourn him.

PHALEN, Peggy J.
b: Jan 11 1934, Worland, Bates Co, MO
d: Jan 6 2011, Lowry City, St. Clair Co, MO
bur:
Laurel Oak Cemetery PA-QU, Windsor, Windsor Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Hadley Funeral Home

Peggy J. Phalen, 76, Lowry City and formerly of Windsor, died Thursday morning, January 6, 2011, at Truman Lake Manor, Lowry City, Mo. She was born January 11, 1934 in Worland, Mo., the daughter of Charley Phalen and Thelma Lavera (Moody) Phalen. She graduated from Pleasanton High School in Pleasanton, Kansas and was a member of the former Calhoun Christian Church. She was a long-time resident of Truman Lake Manor, living there for 23 years. Survivors include 2 brothers, Norris Phalen and his wife Carol, Windsor, Mo., and Norman Phalen and his wife Louise, Norwick, Ohio; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by 3 brothers, Roland Phalen, Kenneth Phalen, and Wilbert Phalen. Funeral services will be Sunday, January 9, 2011, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial will be in the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

PHARIS, Anne REED
b: Jul 26 1921, Beulah, Phelps Co, MO
d: Jul 2 2005, Lenoir City, TN
bur:
Laurel Oak Cemetery PA-QU, Windsor, Windsor Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Hadley Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jul 6 2005 - Anne Reed Pharis, 83, Kansas City, Kansas, died Saturday, July 2, 2005, at Fort Loudon Medical Center, Lenoir City, Tennessee. Funeral services will be Thursday, July 7, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial will be in Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor. She was born July 26, 1921, in Beulah, Missouri, to George Everett Reed and Orpha Mae (Freeland) Reed. She spent her childhood in Licking, Missouri; graduated from high school in Wapato, Washington; attended business college and later worked as a secretary for the Missouri School of Mines in Rolla. She then became secretary to the president of Missouri bankers Association in Columbia. She married Raymond Wells Pharis July 18, 1951, in Mountain Home, Arkansas, and moved to Kansas City a few years later. Survivors include two daughters, Alice Ness, Madisonville, Tennessee, Julia Kyle and her husband Steve, Roeland Park, Kansas; four grandchildren, Cooper and Alysse Ness, Emily and Eric Kyle. She was preceded in death by her husband Ray; a brother Harold Reed, and a sister Eloise Jackson.

PHARIS, Cordelia WAGGONER SANDERS
b: Mar 23 1866, Albia, Monroe Co, IA
d: May 30 1939, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery PF-RH, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
arr:

Mrs. T. A. Pharis died at her home, 527 East Grand River Street, at 9:30 a. m. Tuesday, May 30, 1939, the victim of a heart attack that took her quickly and with out pain. Mrs. Pharis, who had not been well since spring when she had a severe heart attack had been up as usual the past week, she and Mr. Pharis having visited two days with relatives in Butler from Thursday until Saturday. Sunday morning she did not feel like going to church and that night had a slight attack from which she recovered sufficiently however to be up about her household tasks Monday and later in the day was out in the car with Mr. Pharis, both afternoon and evening. Monday night she suffered two heart attacks and though perfectly rational in mind was steadily failing in body. She was apparently so much improved Tuesday morning however that the end, which came quickly and without warning. was a great shock to her husband and the several friends who were with her. Cordelia Waggoner was born in Albia, Iowa, March 23, 1866, the daughter of John S. and Mary Provault Waggoner, who came with their small family to live near Brownington, where they made their home many years. July 5, 1885, she married Robert E. Sanders of Deepwater and to them two sons were born, Dr. E. H. Sanders of Clinton and Roy, who died in 1893. April 12, 1899, she became the wife of T. A. Pharis of Clinton. since which time they have resided here. Three children were born to this union, all dying in infancy. Mrs. Pharis was a charter member of the American Legion Auxiliary and had been a member of the Christian Church 50 years, a devoted Christian, and for over 40 years active in the Clinton Christian Sunday School, Missionary Society and Council. She was a loyal wife and capable helpmeet in the many years that Mr. Pharis was in the grocery business. Since Mr. Pharis has been less strong she had driven the car entirely for him. Cheerful of disposition and enjoying fun, Mrs. Pharis had the enthusiasm of youth in her veins and many friends will recall her and her sister, Mrs. John A. Waller, of Deepwater at the time of the centennIal in Clinton, donning their old fashioned dresses and bonnets of generations before and taking part in tie old time waltzes and polkas. They stepped with a light rhythm that belied their years. She and Mr. Pharis were happy together and well suited, enjoying the same work, church and recreations, her wit and good humor were dominant characteristics and her practical judgment of things unfailing. Mrs. Pharis is survived by her husband, only son, Dr. E. H. Sanders, and his daughter, Miss Virginia Sanders, of Clinton and two sisters, Mrs. John Waller and Mrs. Joseph Herst of Deepwater. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday (today) at the Christian Church. Consalus and Peck officiating.

PHEIL, Effie S. BUTTON
b: Jul 30 1873, near Concord, Callaway Co, MO
d: Apr 4 1928, S of Calhoun, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Death has again entered our midst and taken from us a loving wife and mother. Effie Button Pheil, daughter of Edward T. and Mary E. Button, was born July 30, 1873, near Concord, Callaway county, Mo. When about seven years of age her family moved to Henry county. Then in young womanhood she moved with her family to Boone county. She was united in marriage to William O. Pheil near Centralia, Missouri, December 13, 1888. They moved to Henry county just south of Calhoun. To this union eight children were born. One son dying in infancy. The other seven with the beloved husband and one brother are left to mourn their great loss. the children are: Mary, now Mrs. J. W. Bradley of Calhoun; Ernest and Ada, now Mrs. Herman Tubbesing of Clinton; Isaac, Laura, Gordon and Louise who are still at home. She united with the Presbyterian church in Calhoun, August 30, 1908, and since that time there has been no truer Christian. She has always tried to live so as to meet her Savior in Heaven. She always told the children to live so as to meet her in heaven. She was a kind and loving mother, a companion and a true friend. To know her was to love her. She was always the happiest when she could do something for others. She was also a member of the royal Neighbors lodge. Mrs. Pheil had been in very poor health for over a year. She fell gently asleep in Jesus at her home just south of Calhoun, Wednesday, April 4, 1928 at 4:30 p.m., being 54 years, 8 months, and 4 days of age. The funeral service was conducted at the Presbyterian church. The body was laid to rest in the Calhoun cemetery beneath a wealth of flowers.

PHELAN, Dorothy E. "Dottie" TURNER WHITE DIAL
b: Oct 24 1921, Kansas City, Wyandotte Co, KS
d: Apr 27 2001, Smithville, Clay Co, MO
bur: Cremation
arr:
Hadley Funeral Home
Clinton Daily Democrat, Apr 30 2001 - Dorothy E. "Dottie" Phelan, 79, Windsor, died Friday evening, April 27, 2001, at St. Luke's Northland Hospital, Smithville. She was born October 24, 1921, in Kansas City, Kansas, the daughter of George Turner and Gertrude Vera (Howard) Turner. On January 16, 1939, in Kansas City, she married Louis Edward White, who died in September 1972. Later in 1978, she married Thomas Jefferson "Jeff" Dial in Kansas City and he died in 1984. On April 16, 1985, in Miami, Oklahoma, she married Jesse David Phelan, who survives of the home. She was an active member of the Calvary Baptist Church, Windsor. In addition to her husband, survivors include a son, Phil V. White, Pleasant Valley; a daughter, Marge Sheumaker, Kansas City; a sister, Ruth Hendon, Kansas City, Kansas; three step-daughters, Judy Morrison and Janice Taylor, both of Shawnee, Kansas, and Rita Smith, Cocoa, Florida; seven grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive. Funeral services will be Tuesday, May 1, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. The body will be cremated and burial will be in the Maple Hill Cemetery, Kansas City, Kansas, at a later date.

PHELPS, Bertha Urelda JOHNSON
b: May 22 1844, Ohio
d: Nov 4 1939, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery PF-RH, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton, MO - Mrs. Bertha Phelps died at 12:40 a.m. November 4, 1939, at her home on North Fourth Street, following an extended illness with complications of advanced age. She had been bedfast about two months and except for the administrations of a close friend, Mrs. E. G. Wysong of Oklahoma City, who was with her the past several days, she had lived alone, doing her work and caring for herself the past 34 years, since the death of her husband. Bertha Urelda Johnson was born May 22, 1844, in Ohio. In 1865 she was united in marriage to David G. Phelps and in 1866 they came to Missouri living in or near Clinton and in St. Clair County since. They were given twin children, who died in infancy, but later they reared to young manhood a boy who is now in California. Mrs. Phelps was a devoted and faithful member of the Clinton Christian Church, and after she was no longer able to attend, she prepared the communion services each Sunday for a number of years at her home. She clung tenaciously to her independence; facing life alone with an extraordinary courage. Funeral services were conducted Sunday at the Christian church. Burial was at Englewood.

PHELPS, Catherine Jane SCHROGHAM
b: May 8 1922, Henry Co, MO
d: Jul 9 1995, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery PF-RH, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
arr: Consalus Funeral Homes

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jul 1995 - Catherine Schrogham Phelps was born May 8, 1922, in Henry County County, the daughter of George and Lena (Thrush) Schrogham. She died July 9, 1995, at the Westwood Nursing Home in Clinton at the age of 73. On November 19, 1942, Catherine was united in marriage to James D. Phelps. To this union, four children were born. James preceded her in death death on November 2, 1985. Catherine graduated from high school and two years of business school. For a number of years she was a secretary for Schreiber Foods. She is survived by one son, Gary Phelps, Clinton; three daughters, Karen Lawler, Clinton, Vicki Caldwell, Nevada, and Pam Lewis, Rawlins, Wyoming; one brother, George Schrogham, Olathe; 11 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and a son, D. D. Phelps. Funeral services were Wednesday, July 12, at the Assembly of God Church, Clinton. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

PHELPS, Elsie Geneva BUTHE
b: Jul 25 1913
d: Jul 11 2003, Richmond, Ray Co, MO
bur:
Carrsville Cemetery, Big Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jul 15 2003 - Elsie Geneva Phelps, 89, Richmond, died Friday, July 11, 2003, at a nursing home there. Graveside services will be held Wednesday, July 16, 10 a.m. at the Carrsville Cemetery. She was born July 25, 1913, daughter of Buell and Elsie Gunsaulis Buthe. She married Cecil "Buck" Phelps on December 21, 1933, at Warrensburg. She was a member of the Corinth Baptist Church. Preceding her in death were her husband, three sisters and one brother. Survivors include one son, Alan Phelps and wife Mary, Rock Port; one granddaughter, Marcella McCoy and husband Gary; one great-grandson, Andrew McCoy;' one great-granddaughter, Cassie McCoy, all of Odessa.

PHELPS, James Derward
b: Apr 20 1920, Henry Co, MO
d: Nov 2 1985, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery PF-RH, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Monday, Nov 4 1985 - James D. Phelps, 65, route two, died Saturday, November 2, at Golden Valley Hospital. He is survived by his wife, Catherine of the home; two sons, Gary Phelps and D. D. Phelps, both of Clinton; three daughters, Karen Lawler of Clinton, Vicki Caldwell of Nevada and Pam Lewis of Rawlins, Wyoming; one sister, Madeline Vanderburg of Billings, Montana; eight grandchildren. Mr. Phelps was a carpenter and also was in the Baptist ministry. Funeral services will be Tuesday at the Assembly of God Church. Burial will be in Englewood.

PHELPS, Lewis C.
b: jul 2 1919, Johnson Co, MO
d: Jul 30 1991, Warrensburg, Johnson Co, MO
bur:
Sunset Hill Cemetery, Warrensburg, Johnson Co, MO
arr: Sweeney-Phillips & Holdren

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Lewis C. Phelps, 72, Holden, died Tuesday, July 30, 1991, at Western Missouri Medical Center. He was born July 2, 1919, in Johnson County, the son of Ernest and Fannie L. Heathco Phelps. He married Odetta Landis on Jan. 14, 1943, in Warrensburg. She survives. He was a retired painter for Stahl Specialty Co. Survivors in addition to his wife Odetta, include a son, Lewis D. Phelps, Kingsville; a daughter, Mrs. Lyle (Loretta) May, Warrensburg; a brother Carl Phelps, Mesa, Ariz.; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Graveside services were held Saturday, Aug. 3, at the Sunset Hill Cemetery, under the direction of the Holdren Funeral Home.

PHELPS, Ruby O. LAW MILLER
b: Feb 14 1911, Windsor, Henry Co, MO
d: Aug 18 2003, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Laurel Oak Cemetery PA-QU, Windsor, Windsor Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Aug 20 2003 - Ruby O. Phelps, 92, Windsor, died Monday afternoon, August 18, 2003, at Golden Valley Hospital in Clinton. She was born February 14, 1911, in Windsor, the daughter of James Law and Vinnie Vera (Hudson) Law. On November 14, 1969, in Kansas City, she married Bertan F. Phelps, who died October 19, 1982. Mrs. Phelps was a homemaker and many years ago worked in Kansas City for Pete's Flowers Shop and later at the Defenders of the Christian Faith Retirement Home. Survivors include a daughter, Elcie J. Bell, Windsor; a stepdaughter, Dorothy Paisley, Pasco, Washington; six grandchildren, Debby Brooks, Elizabeth Rogers, Debbie Wilson, George Bell, Kay Atagi and Kathy Putnam; eight great-grandchildren, Jimmy, Amanda and Cameron Brooks, C. J. and Cameron Bell, Brandon, Tanya and Lance Atagi; several nieces and nephews, including Bobby Law. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Vincent Law and Roy Law; two sisters, Lillian Kroenke and Elcie Casmaer; a son Bennie Ray Miller, and a grandson, Floyd Ewing Miller. Graveside services will be Thursday, August 21, at the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

PHEMISTER, Andrew G.
b: Jun 20 1901, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
d: Aug 6 1991, Warrensburg, Johnson Co, MO
bur:
Holden Cemetery, Holden, Johnson Co, MO
arr: Ben Cast & Son-Wood Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Andrew G. Phemister, 90, Holden, died Tuesday, August 6, 1991, at Western Missouri Medical Center in Warrensburg. He was born June 20, 1901, in Kansas City, the son of John J. and Elizabeth Wilson Phemister. He married Iva E. Honeysuckle on June 20, 1924, in Kansas City. She preceded him in death on November 16, 1984. He lived in Kansas City, before moving to Holden in 1963. He was a truck driver for Central Coal Company in Kansas City for 17 years and for South West Ornamental Iron Company in Kansas City for 15 years, retiring in 1963. Since retiring his hobbies included building and renovating houses. He was a Baptist. A son, George A. Phemister, preceded in in death in 1980. Graveside services were held Thursday, August 8, 1991, at the Holden Cemetery.

PHILLIPS, Chloe E.
b: Jun 12 1892, Garland, Henry Co, MO
d: Dec 27 1937, Chloe, St. Clair Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery PF-RH, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Spirit of Miss Chloe Phillips Takes Flight - Although an Invalid for More Than 15 Years the Result of a Fall, Her Hands and Heart Found Many Ways of Useful Service - "If you face the sun, the shadow will fall behind" was exemplified in the life of Miss Chloe Phillips. For though she had been bedfast since 1922, the glory of complete living gave her face an aliveness that made friends forget her invalidism and pain, and dropped all shadows behind. Her mental and spiritual beauty triumphed over the broken body, hurt in a fall, and her hands and heart that always sought that beauty and cherished it even in tiny bits, illumined her face with a glory made possible through the Christ in her heart. A friend was asked, if when visiting Miss Phillips, if she would talk of herself, and the reply came, "No, of course not, she always had so much of interest to tell and she wanted to find out so many things there was no time left." A few weeks ago her brother and wife noticed she was not so well and that she was becoming more frail, but as she would never tell others of her pain and suffering they did not realize how serious her stomach ailment was until Monday morning, when the doctor arrived, he advised that she be taken to a Kansas City hospital, but she slipped into heaven at 10:30 a.m., ten minutes before the ambulance arrived. Chloe Phillips was the first and only daughter that came to the home and hearts of Dr. and Mrs. R. S. Phillips, June 12, 1892, when he was a practicing physician, northwest of Clinton at Garland. In 1897 they moved to St. Clair County, Missouri, where he bought a 400 acre farm and opened a store and started a mill. Two years later in 1899 when the post-office was established, Dr. Phillips named it for his little daughter, Chloe, and this post office kept her hands busy during the later years of her life when she was unable to walk. Reared at Chloe where everybody knew and loved her as well as her parents, Dr. and Mrs. Phillips, and her brothers, she was educated in the elementary schools and then went to Kansas City to attend business college, staying with her brother, V. E. Phillips, who was a rising young attorney. Her first position was with the American State Bank in Kansas City, then as her business ability increased, she became auditor of the Commercial National Bank in Kansas City, Kans. It was there December 23, 1920, while on the mezzanine floor, she slipped and fell down 13 steps which gave her a spine injury that at first was not considered so serious, altho it gave her considerable pain, but two years later, the tissue had grown on the spine, that impinged the nerves which made her an invalid. She spent four years in hospitals in hopes of recovering her health, many months of which were in Kansas City hospitals; then at Mayos in Rochester, Minn., where they recommended a hospital in Lincoln, Nebr., that specialized in spinal injuries, but nothing cured nor even helped. When it was found there was no cure, she was taken to the home farm August 11, 1926, still owned by her brothers, Urban V. and V. E. Phillips. There she has been surrounded by happiness and love, as her sister-in-law, Mrs. Urban Phillips, gave her as tender care as if she had been her own sister. Chloe Phillips, brilliant of mind, did not lie still and grumble at her fate. Instead of that she became assistant post mistress of the post office that bore her name and Chloe became literally a post office on wheels, as Mrs. Phillips was post mistress and had the boxes so arranged that Miss Chloe could sort the mail and put letters, papers, etc., into their right pigeon holes, ready for the public. Her business training enabled her to keep a beautiful set of books for the post office and the accounts in perfect order. Not only did the routine duties occupy her but the patrons were all her friends. Their joys and sorrows became hers and happy they were to visit her bed of sunshine as she reflected the joy of living to them. Every child was her friend. They confided in this gentle lady who lay on her bed with hand and mind so busily occupied because she was interested in each and everyone as they came. Not only the children, but the young people, the more mature, the old. For each one she had something to give. She was well informed on every question of the day, reading magazines, books and papers. When guests came, she was interested to find out their view point on things and had more to tell of their communities than they themselves knew. It was a great privilege to be her guest. Never a murmur as to her illness or what we would term affliction, though she could hardly raise her head above her body on account of the nerves being affected, it made her too dizzy. But she could help with the homely tasks of the house such as peeling apples and potatoes. She wrote beautiful letters and had nearly 200 friends on her mailing list, keeping up a correspondence with business friends whom she knew before she was injured, with those she met in hospitals all over the nation. She perhaps knew more people and their hearts than any woman of her age in Missouri. From the time she went to the home of her brother, there has always been a nurse to assist in her care. Perhaps the most devoted of all has been Miss Adaline Van Allen, who has been there three years. They planned and worked together. When Mrs. Urban Phillips would be away from home, they would plan a happy surprise for her return. One time she had them lift her to the floor and she varnished it. She had been unable to ride of recent years but earlier in her invalidism, she was occasionally able to be taken in a car for rides until last summer. An extension telephone put her in the reach of every friend she could call over the telephone. She had a half dozen chickens that she fed from her window daily and they were such pets they were allowed to come into the house to visit her. She enjoyed her Persian cats but her favorite was an immense nine-year-old Persian named Humdinger. Her spirt today has risen to another land. She turned what most people would consider a bed of affliction into a court of understanding where she analyzed people, their troubles and ever made her life one of helpfulness and interest to those she knew. Her father died in 1917, her mother in 1929. She is survived by her three brothers, Urban V. of the home, Colonel C. C. Phillips of Lowry City and V. E. Phillips of Kansas City; a niece, Mrs. George Hillegas, a mile away. She was converted and joined the First Presbyterian church of Kansas City, Kans., before she left there. She had expressed often the desire for a private funeral but the children and the people of the neighborhood wanted to come to the last service so the brothers decided to have it at the home Tuesday. Her body was laid to rest in Englewood beside her parents.

PHILLIPS, David L.
b: Jul 30 1944, Boise, ID
d: Mar 27 2010, Windsor, Henry Co, MO
bur: Cremation
arr:
Hadley Funeral Home
David L. Phillips, 65, Calhoun, died Saturday, March 27, at Windsor Healthcare and Rehab Center, Windsor. He was born July 30, 1944, in Boise, Idaho, the son of David L. and Anne Phillips. David worked, as a dishwasher, for over 30 years at various restaurants including the Oakwood Country Club; the Mission Hills Country Club and the Carriage Club all in Kansas City. Survivors include 3 nieces, Mary Brown, Joan Evans and Joyce Thompson and a nephew David Boonstra. Several great-nieces and great-nephews also survive. He was preceded in death by his parents; a great-nephew Jack Crow; and a grandmother, Ruby Vecker. After cremation, there will be a private family service to follow at a later date.

PHILLIPS, E. B.
b: Apr 15 1828, Monroe Co, OH
d: Feb 13 1907, 1 mi S of Windsor, Henry Co, MO

Clinton Missouri, Feb 16 1907 - E. B. Phillips died Wednesday, February 13, 1907, at his home one mile south of Windsor, of pneumonia. He had been taken with a chill on Saturday night, then had another Sunday morning. He was conscious until death struck him. He was born in Monroe County, Ohio April 15, 1828; married in 1849 to Miss Rose Ann Salyars. They came to Missouri in the early 1850s. Ten children, seven girls and three boys, and of this large family only one daughter, Mrs. W. G. Julian of Clinton, survives. Mr. Phillips wife died June 18, 1895 in Windsor and he was married again June 22, 1901 to Mrs. Martha Clayton of Lexington. He moved to Windsor in 1867.

PHILLIPS, Elmo Eugene "Gene"
b: Mar 8 1944, Stanberry, Gentry Co, MO
d: Feb 22 2004, near Windsor, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Laurel Oak Cemetery PA-QU, Windsor, Windsor Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Hadley Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Feb 24 2004 - Elmo Eugene "Gene" Phillips, 59, rural Windsor, died Sunday, February 22, 2004, at his home after a brief battle with cancer. He was born March 8, 1944, in Stanberry, the son of Elmo Eugene Phillips and Betty Jean (Darby) Phillips. On February 2, 1995, in Clinton, he married Karen L. Roscoe, who survives of the home. He was a rancher and truck driver for Teamsters Union Local #41 in Kansas City. He drove for Middle West Freight Ways, Kansas City; Yellow Freight and B-Mac Transport, both in Sedalia. He served two tours of duty with the United States Marine Corps in Vietnam. He was a member of the American Quarter Horse Association and the Brenner Heights Baptist Church, Kansas City, Kansas. In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Richard Eugene Phillips, Las Vegas, Nevada; a daughter, Linda Sue Chrisman, Princeton, Kansas; two stepdaughters, Donna Jean Douglas, Plainfield, Illinois, and Sherry Lynn Douglas, Glen Carbon, Illinois; two brothers, Jerry Lee Phillips, Gardner, Kansas, and Gary Lynn Phillips, Overland Park, Kansas; on niece and three nephews. Funeral services will be Thursday, February 26, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial will be in Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

PHILLIPS, Elvorence K. KENNEY
b: Mar 4 1916, Garden City, Cass Co, MO
d: Apr 30 2002, Lee's Summit, Jackson Co, MO
bur: Cremation

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, May 7 2002 - Elvorence K. Phillips, 86, John Knox Village, Lee's Summit, died at her home April 30, 2002. She was born March 4, 1916, to Robert and Lena Kenney in Garden City, who preceded her in death. She received her education in Appleton City, graduating form Appleton City High School. She worked for United Telephone Company, then moved on to Union State Bank as a bookkeeper. She started work at Traders Bank in Kansas City in 1944 as head of Commercial Loans and remained until her retirement in 1979 as vice president of the department. She married John H. Phillips, who preceded her in death. She leaves a brother, Robert Kenney and wife, Dorothy; a sister, Ola Jones and Stanley of Clinton; two sisters-in-law and a host of nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews. Cremation with memorial services Friday, May 17, at John Knox Village Chapel, Lee's Summit.

PHILLIPS, Evona Geraldine NOLTING
b: Oct 17 1921, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
d: Feb 25 2007, Brookfield, Linn Co, MO
bur: Laclede Cemetery, Laclede, Linn Co, MO

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Feb 27 2007 - Evona Phillips, 85, Laclede, died Sunday, February 25, 2007, at Life Care Center in Brookfield. Graveside service will be Friday, March 2, at Laclede Cemetery in Laclede. Evona Geraldine, the daughter of Claud L. and Beulah (Boley) Nolting, was born October 17, 1921, in Clinton. On September 13, 1947, she married John H. "Vic" Phillips and he died May 15, 1990. She attended Old Advent School in Clinton her first year of school, then attended Washington Grade School and graduated from Clinton High School. She had worked at an aircraft plant in California during World War II. She later operated a beauty shop in Clinton. She also worked at Unity farm in Kansas City and worked at Stanbury Uniforms in Brookfield until she retired in 1984. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Laclede. Survivors include one sister and brother-in-law, Lola Mae "Midge" and Jack Farmer, and one brother and sister-in-law, Claud L. and Jean Nolting, all of Clinton. Her parents and sister, Beulah Irene Binam, also preceded her in death.

PHILLIPS, Frances M. BROWN
b: abt 1817
d: Sep 12 1848, Warsaw, Benton Co, MO
bur:
Warsaw City Cemetery, Warsaw, Benton Co, MO
Saturday Morning Visitor, Warsaw, Benton Co, MO, Sep 16 1848 - Died in this city on Tuesday evening last [Sep 12 1848], after a distressing illness of about four days, Mrs. Frances M., aged 31 years, consort of Mr. Joshua G. Philips, and daughter of William Brown, Esq., of St. Clair county. The deceased had resided in our midst about seven years, and besides a fond husband and two interesting little children, she has left a large circle of relatives and many friends to mourn her unexpected decease. When she became apprised of the approach of death, she manifested no alarm, but appeared resigned to the will of God--having some years ago made a profession of that religion which is able to take away the sting of death. May her bereaved companion and little ones, together with her numerous relatives meet her in a brighter and better world than this.

PHILLIPS, Garren Ray
b: Feb 13 2007, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
d: May 8 2007, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery PF-RH, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
arr: Vansant-Mills Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jun 6 2007 - Garren Ray Phillips, infant son of Larry R. & Paula Hale Phillips, died May 8, 2007. Garren was born February 13, 2007, in Clinton. He is survived by his parents, Larry and Paula Hale-Phillips, and a sister, Savannah, as well as a number of aunts, uncles, cousins and other relatives and friends. Garren was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Lawrence and Ella Hale, and his paternal grandparents, James Phillips and Ida Green. Services were held Friday, May 11, at Vansant-Mills Chapel, Clinton.

PHILLIPS, J. W. Lyle
b: Apr 18 1927, Knob Noster, Johnson Co, MO
d: Jul 3 2006, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery PF-RH, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jul 19 2006 - J. W. Lyle Phillips, son of Earl C. and Laura Belle (Smith) Phillips, was born April 18, 1927, in Knob Noster. He died at his home in Clinton on July 3, 2006, at the age of 79 years. Lyle was a Navy and Air Force veteran of World War II. He worked for the Department of Defense at Richards-Gebaur Air Force Base in Grandview until he retired in 1980. He was married to Christine Phillips on November 9, 1999. He was preceded in death by his parents, Earl and Laura Belle Smith Phillips; his wife Christine; two sisters, Lillie Briggs and Thelma Cameron and five brothers, Garland, Logan, Alfred, Norman and Gene. Lyle is survived by two stepdaughters, Shirley Ott of Lone Jack, and Linda Price, Overland Park, Kansas; one stepson Ron Bell, Gladstone; eight grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and two sisters-in-law, Lorene Phillips and Rose Ann Phillips, both of Clinton, as well as a number of nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held at Vansant-Mills Chapel on Saturday, July 8. Interment was in Englewood Cemetery.

PHILLIPS, James Milton
b: Feb 6 1874, Knob Noster, Johnson Co, MO
d: Dec 21 1933, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Wilkinson Funeral Home

Life drew to a close for James Milton Phillips at 6:40 last Thursday morning, December 21, at his home at 833 East Jefferson street. He had been in ill health for several years, but was really ill only two weeks. He took worse Sunday and death came as the result of infection of the face. James Milton Phillips was born February 6, 1874, at Knob Noster, Mo. He lived in Henry County the last 25 years, part of the time residing at Calhoun and Lewis Station. He had lived in Clinton 14 years and followed the occupation of coal miner. November 4, 1894, James Phillips and Miss Lottie Hodges were united in marriage at Lewis Station. Mrs. Phillips and the following children survive: Claude, Willis Henry, and Russell Doyle Phillips, Clinton; James Milton Phillips and Mrs. B. M. Davis, Kansas City; Ralph Phillips, Honolulu, Hawaii. One brother, Willis Phillips, Nogales, Ariz., also survives. The funeral was held at the Wilkinson funeral chapel Friday afternoon and burial was in Calhoun cemetery.

PHILLIPS, John H.
b: Sep 10 1921
d: Nov 14 1997, Lee's Summit, Jackson Co, MO
bur: Cremation

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - John H. Phillips, 76, Lee's Summit, died November 14, 1997, at Research Belton Medical Center after a long illness. Cremation with memorial services are pending. He is survived by his wife, Elvonene of Knox Village. He is the brother-in-law of Robert and Dorothy Kenney, Stanley and Ola Jones of Clinton and Charleen Kenney of Appleton City. He also leaves a sister, Rona (Mickey) McGarrison of Gardner, Kansas, and many nieces and nephews.

PHILLIPS, Lorene Faye RADER
b: Feb 24 1926, Lowry City, St. Clair Co, MO
d: Nov 20 2010, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery PF-RH, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
arr: Vansant-Mills Funeral Home

Lorene Faye Phillips passed away peacefully at her home on Saturday, November 20, 2010 at the age of 84 years. Funeral services will be Wednesday, November 24, 2010 at the Clinton United Methodist Church with burial in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton. Lorene was born on February 24, 1926 in Lowry City, Missouri the daughter of Leo and Dorothy M. (Synder) Rader. She attended a one room school house in the Wright's Creek community. She graduated from Clinton High School in 1943. She was married to Ralph E. Phillips on March 6, 1948 and he preceded her in death on December 30, 2004. She was a charter member of the Terrace Lake United Methodist Church in Hickman Mills, Missouri. She was a member of the Clinton United Methodist Church and the Henry County Historical Society. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, one son, Craig E. Phillips and one sister, Geneva McClymond. She is survived by three children, Kevin D. Phillips and Carma A. Roper, both of Blue Springs, Missouri and Candice J. Phillips of Kearney, Missouri; one sister Ann Moberly of Clinton, Missouri and three grandchildren, Matthew Roper, Nicholas (Nichole) Roper and Helen Phillips, all of Blue Springs, Missouri.

PHILLIPS, Margaret E.
b: Sep 11 1921, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
d: Dec 14 1993, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
bur: Pisgah Cemetery, Chilhowee, Johnson Co, MO
arr:
Consalus Funeral Homes
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Margaret E. Phillips was born September 11, 1921, in Kansas City, the daughter of William T. and Mary E. (Courcier) Phillips. She passed away Tuesday, December 14, 1993, at the Research Medical Center, Kansas City. She was a graduate of Central Missouri State College in Warrensburg, receiving a bachelor of science degree. She taught school in Brunswick for several years. She was an artist for Hallmark Cards for 37 years and retired in the early 1930s. Since 1986, she had lived at Winegar's Teal Bend in Warsaw. She was a member of the Mt. Zion Methodist Church, Mt. Zion, also the Faith and Hope Extension Club. Survivors include one brother James Phillips and wife Charlotte of Deepwater; a half-sister Elizabeth Fitzgerald of Coffeyville, Kansas; two nephews, Jeff and Jon Phillips, and two half-nieces. Funeral services were Saturday, December 18, at the Consalus Chapel, Clinton. Burial was in Pisgah Cemetery, Johnson County.

PHILLIPS, Mary Jo NICHOLS HOPE
b: Feb 19 1923, Sedalia, Pettis Co, MO
d: Jul 20 2010, Harrisonville, Cass Co, MO
bur:
Laurel Oak Cemetery PA-QU, Windsor, Windsor Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Hadley Funeral Home

Mary Jo Phillips, 87, of Sedalia, Missouri, formerly of Windsor, Mo., died Tuesday evening, July 20, 2010, at the Crown Care Center, in Harrisonville, Mo. She was born February 19, 1923, in Sedalia, Mo., the daughter of Scott H. Nichols and Josephine A. (Eickhoff) Nichols. In 1942, she married James Hope and to this union 2 sons were born, Jerry Kent Hope and James Michael Hope. On April 9, 1949, in Sedalia, Mo., she married Carl H. Phillips, who preceded her in death on July 13, 2010. Mrs. Phillips graduated from Smith Cotton High School in 1941 from Sedalia. She was a housewife and devoted farm wife on their farm southeast of Windsor. She loved gardening and canning and was an accomplished seamstress and avid quilter. She loved making crafts. In 1972, she and her husband retired and moved to Sedalia. They were members of the Wally Byam Caravan Club, Kansas City, Mo., and enjoyed traveling all over the United States. Survivors include a daughter-in-law, Sharon Hope, Lee’s Summit, Mo.; a grandson, Craig Hope; 2 granddaughters, Cheryl Weber and Cathy Brill; 6 great-grandchildren; and several nephews. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by 2 sons, Jerry Kent Hope and James Michael Hope; 2 brothers, Horace Nichols and Bob Nichols; a sister, Charmaine Nichols Biggs and an infant sibling. Graveside services will be Sunday afternoon, July 25, at Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

PHILLIPS, Ralph Eugene
b: Oct 25 1921, Henry Co, MO
d: Dec 30 2004, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery PF-RH, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
arr: Vansant-Mills Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 24 2005 - Ralph Eugene Phillips, 83, Clinton, died Thursday, December 30, 2004, at Golden Valley Hospital. He was born in Henry County, son of Earl and Laura Belle (Smith) Phillips. He was in the Army Medical Corps for 28 years, retiring in 1971. He served in World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War where he was awarded the Bronze Star. He was married to Lorene Rader March 6, 1948, who survives. He also leaves one son, Kevin Phillips, Blue Springs; daughters, Carma Roper, Clinton, and Candice Phillips, Kearney. Also surviving are three grandchildren, Matthew and Nichols Roper and Helen Phillips, all of Blue Springs; one sister, Thelma Cameron, Clinton, and one brother Lyle Phillips, Clinton, as well as many nieces and nephews. Gene was preceded in death by one son Craig Phillips; his parents; one sister Lillie Briggs, and four brothers, Garland, Logan, Alfred and Norman. Ralph was a charter member of Terrace Lake United Methodist Church, Hickman Mills, the Henry County Historical Society and the Clinton Country Club. Ralph was an avid sports fan and loved fishing and golfing. But his greatest love was his family and traveling to many games and school activities for his grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday, January 1, at Vansant-Mills Chapel. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

PHILLIPS, Rosa Lee IVY
b: Feb 1 1875, Crittendon, Morgan Co, MO
d: Nov 25 1927
bur:
Laurel Oak Cemetery PA-QU, Windsor, Windsor Twp, Henry Co, MO
Mrs. Rosa Lee Ivy, wife of J. S. Phillips, was born Feb 1 1875, at Crittendon, Morgan county, Missouri, and departed this life Friday, Nov. 25, 1927. She was united in marriage to J. S. Phillips Nov. 26, 1898, at Crittenden where they located on a farm and remained a number of years. Later they removed to the present farm located east of Windsor, coming here in the year 1910. Mrs. Phillips was a faithful member of the Windsor Baptist church and attended its services regularly as long as her failing health would permit. She was a true Christian, a faithful wife, and a friend that could be trusted. Her departure has brought great sorrow to her many friends, her faithful husband, and her two sisters, Mrs. Grace Roe of Sedalia and Mrs. Della Mason of Medford, Okla., and to her relatives. The departure of Mrs. Phillips came peacefully and sweetly like entering into restful sleep and her spirit took its departure to "be" with Christ which is far better. "Fore me to live is Christ, to die is gain," said the apostle who thought it was all through and could estimate the future. The funeral was conducted at the Baptist church by the pastor Rev. J. A. Bryson, in the presence of hundreds of friends and loved ones last Sunday afternoon at 2:30. Added to the comforting words of God presented by the pastor were the wealth of beautiful flowers, presented by friends and loved ones, and the comforting songs so well rendered.

PHILLIPS, Udolpha Sarah
b: Nov 13 1903, Girard, Crawford Co, KS
d: Oct 16 1992, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery PF-RH, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
arr: Consalus Funeral Homes

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Udolpha Sarah Phillips was born November 13, 1903 in Girard, Ks., the daughter of Attorney Lewis H. Phillips and Victoria Dorman Phillips. She passed away October 16, 1992 at Westwood Nursing Home in Clinton at the age of eighty-eight. The Phillips family moved to Clinton when Udolpha was a freshman in high school. She graduated from Clinton High School and attended Lindenwood and Stephens College. She was in interpretive dancer and had offers from Ziegfield Follies and George White Scandals. Udolpha's family resided here in the house on the northwest corner of Franklin and Water, across from the Historical Dorman home. The family all moved to St. Louis and owned a home at 4014 Lindell. Udolpha attended Washington University Art School and was a fine artist. She returned to Clinton to care for various family members in the Dorman home. She was an active member of Udolpha Miller Dorman Chapter of The Daughters of The American Revolution, serving as regent, also as regent of Ft. San Carlos Chapter, St. Louis, and a member of Colonial Dames. Udolpha was head of the Humane Society here and the Historical Society, and also was chairman of Clinton Centennial. She was a member of the Episcopal Church. She is survived by a niece, Merrelyn Dorman Hughes, Tucson, Az.; a great-nephew, Thom Knott of Clinton; two great-nieces, Carlessa Knott of Tucson, Az., and Kathy Goode, Sierra Vista, Az. She was preceded in death by a sister, Katherine Mullaly. Funeral services were Monday, October 19, 1992 at Consalus Chapel, Clinton. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery.

PHILLIPS, Warren Lee
b: Mar 12 1935, Admire, Lyon Co, KS
d: Jun 19 2004, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur: Maple Hill Cemetery, Kansas City, Wyandotte Co, KS

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jun 21 2004 - Warren Lee Phillips, 69, Clinton, died Saturday, June 19, 2004, at his home. Funeral services will be Wednesday, June 23, at Maple Hill Funeral Home. Burial will be in Maple Hill Cemetery. He was born March 12, 1935, to Walter W. and Mildred Phillips in Admire, Kansas. He grew up in Chase County, Kansas. He was a veteran of the United States Army. He graduated from Emporia State College with a degree in economics. He moved to the Kansas City area in 1961 and worked for Montgomery Ward as the fleet manager and TG&Y as the fleet and warehouse general manager. He retired from J$R Hauling in 2000. He was preceded in death by his father, Walter Phillips. He is survived by his wife, Linda Henshaw Phillips, Clinton; his daughters, Debbie (Dennis) Hackett, Shelly (Mike) Barnett, Julie (Geoff) Seidler; stepsons Jackie and Stacy Hurst, and grandchildren, Dustin and Dylan Hackett, Kyle and Cody Barnett and Emma Seidler; his mother Mildred Phillips; brother Gary Phillips; sisters Sharon Dupuis and Sonda Bruce and their families; his mother-in-law, Opal Henshaw; sisters Joy Craighead and Treva Jones and their families.

PHILPOTT, Charles Henry
b: Apr 26 1957
d: Aug 16 2006, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Wrights Creek Cemetery, Jackson Twp, St. Clair Co, MO
arr: Vansant-Mills Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Aug 31 2006 - Charles Henry Philpott, age 49 of Clinton, Missouri passed away August 16, 2006 at his home in Clinton. Graveside services will be Saturday, August 19, at Wright Creek Cemetery, Lowry City, Missouri. Charles worked on the production line for Schreiber’s Foods for the last year. Charles is survived by his father Donald Philpott, of Lowry City, two sons, Thomas Philpott and Charles Philpott, two daughters Lizabeth Philpott and Nazareth Labetti, all of Staton Island, New York, one brother, Robert Eugene Philpott and wife Mary Ann, of Elmira, New York, one sister, Donna Marie Green, of Baltimore, Maryland, and two nieces and three nephews.

PHILPOTT, Judith Louise CASPER
b: Feb 7 1939, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
d: May 1 2006, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
bur:
Wrights Creek Cemetery, Jackson Twp, St. Clair Co, MO
arr: Vansant-Mills Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jun 19 2006 - Judith Louise Philpott was born February 7, 1939, in Kansas City, the daughter of Henry R. and Ruby Leona (Norris) Casper. She died May 1, 2006, at St. Luke's Hospital, Kansas City, at the age of 67 years. She was a homemaker. She was married to Donald E. Philpott. She was also a member of St. Catherine's Catholic Church, Osceola. Judith is survived by her husband Don, of the home; two sons, Charles Henry Philpott of Clinton and Robert Eugene Philpott and wife Maryann, Elmira, New York; one daughter Donna Marie Green, Baltimore, Maryland, and nine grandchildren. Funeral services were held at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Clinton, on Friday, May 5, with burial in Wrights Creek Cemetery, Lowry City.

PHINNEY, Mary Lou MAJORS
b: Mar 20 1932, near Appleton City, St. Clair Co, MO
d: Jul 5 2005, Springfield, Greene Co, MO
bur:
Appleton City Cemetery, Appleton City, St. Clair Co, MO
arr: Hill & Son Funeral Home

Appleton City MO - Mary Lou Phinney, the youngest daughter of Estil Majors and Margaret (Holland) Majors, was born March 20, 1932 in rural Appleton City, Missouri. She departed this life at Cox Medical Center South in Springfield, Missouri July 5, 2005 at the age of 73. Her childhood was spent in rural Appleton City and she attended Appleton City schools. She married Gene Phinney July 3, 1949 and they spent their life together as far away as Guam and as near as Kansas City, returning to Appleton City when Mary Lou retired from The Marley Company in Kansas City. Mary Lou and Gene enjoyed spending time with their family and friends and could always be relied on to help out any way they could as well as join in for a good game of cards. Mary Lou was preceded in death by her parents; her sisters, Eloise Scott and Thelma Davis; her great-nephew Jimmie Davis; and her husband Gene. She will be fondly remembered and greatly missed by her nephews, Larry Davis and Jim Davis; her niece Pat Sechler; her great-nieces and nephews, Kim, Valerie, Kelly, Kurt, Susan, Marc, Willie, L.G., Lance and Travis; many great-great-nieces and nephews and friends. Memorial graveside services will be Friday, July 8, at Appleton City Cemetery.

PHIPPS, Lorena Ruth YOUNG
b: Nov 10 1892, near Dunlap, IA
d: Apr 15 1993, Warrensburg, Johnson Co, MO
bur:
Holden Cemetery, Holden, Johnson Co, MO
arr: Ben Cast & Son-Wood Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Lorena Ruth Phipps, 100, Holden, died Thursday, April 15, 1993, at Western Missouri Medical Center in Warrensburg. She was born November 10, 1892, near Dunlap, Iowa, the daughter of David Pierce and Ellen N. (Pett) Young. She married Paul Richard Phipps June 14, 1924, in Kansas City. He preceded her in death on September 20, 1986. She lived in Holden and Blairstown most of her life. She was educated in the Holden schools and at Warrensburg Teachers College in Warrensburg. She lived in Warrensburg from 1938 until 1946 while her husband served as Clerk of the County Court. She taught in the Pleasant Shade and Holden Elementary Schools for several years. She had been a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Holden for many years, but had recently transferred her membership to the Holden Congregation of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Later Day Saints. She was a member of the Johnson County Historical Society. She had contributed many times to the Heritage Library and the Mary Smiser Museum in Warrensburg. She is survived by one sister, Lucette Young of Holden. Graveside services and burial were Sunday, April 18, 1993, at Holden Cemetery.

PHIPPS, William Robert
b: Jan 5 1869, Johnson Co, MO
d: Jul 18 1954, Tulsa, OK
bur: Wall Cemetery, Jefferson Twp, Johnson Co, MO

William Robert Phipps, long a resident of Blairstown, died Sunday in Tulsa where he had made his home recently. He was 85 years old. The body was brought to Warrensburg to await the funeral which will be held at 10 o’clock Wednesday morning at the Blairstown Presbyterian Church. Burial was in the Wall Cemetery, north of Blairstown. Mr. Phipps leaves his wife and a son-in-law of Tulsa, and a brother, Harry Phipps of Denton. Paul Phipps of Holden is a nephew. Mrs. Phipps is the former Lula Orr. Born January 5, 1869, in Johnson County, Mr. Phipps was a son of David and Cornelia Wall Phipps. He was cashier at the Bank of Blairstown for many years.

PICKERING, Anna Mae BORG
b: Dec 24 1925, rural Wentworth, MO
d: Oct 20 2008, Joplin, Jasper Co, MO
bur: Kings Point Cemetery, Lockwood, Dade Co, MO

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Oct 22 2008 - Anna Mae Borg Pickering was born Dec. 24, 1925, to the late Albert and Lucy Hatfield Borg. She went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Monday, Oct. 20, 2008, while a patient at Freeman West Hospital in Joplin. Born in rural Wentworth, she spent most of her childhood in that area. In 1943 she graduated from Lockwood High School. She married Harold Pickering on Nov. 11, 1951. They moved to Joplin in 1952, purchasing the home where she still resided. In December of 1936, she accepted Christ as her personal Savior at Reeds Spring Baptist Church. In 1952 she joined Forest Park Baptist Church in Joplin, where she remained a member. She served her Lord in many ways including Sunday School Teacher, Training Union Director, Vacation Bible School Teacher and enjoyed singing in the choir for over 30 years. Anna Mae worked in many areas of bookkeeping and accounting during her lifetime. During World War II she worked for the F.B.I. in Washington, D.C. After attending Southwest Baptist College at Bolivar, MO for two years, she worked as a bookkeeper at the Ford Agency in Golden City, MO. After moving to Joplin, she became office manager and bookkeeper for Triangle Motor Co. until the late 1970's when the dealership was sold. She continued bookkeeping for several other businesses. She was most proud of her 40 years with H&R Block, where she prepared tax returns. She also enjoyed many hobbies including crocheting, reading and listening to music. In addition to her parents, Anna Mae was preceded in death by a brother killed in WWII, Harry Earl Borg; a sister, Bessie Ruth Cook; and a brother, Edward Victor Borg. Survivors include her daughters, Myra Pickering, her primary care giver, of Joplin, Mary Jane Melling, her husband Mark and their son, Micah of Clinton, MO; her son, Victor Pickering, his wife Beckie and their son Steven of Colorado Springs, CO; her sister, Ada Franklin of Orlando, FL; as well as her beloved pets. Funeral services will be held Thursday, Oct. 23rd at Parker Chapel. Interment will follow at Kings Point Cemetery South of Lockwood, MO.

PICKERING, Bette Iris FOSTER
b: Oct 16 1939, Deepwater, Henry Co, MO
d: Dec 12 1991, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
bur:
Deepwater Cemetery, Fairview Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Bette Iris Pickering, 52, of Riverside, Mo., passed away December 12, 1991 at Truman Medical Center West, in Kansas City. Bette was born in Deepwater, the daughter of Claude Foster and Hazel Ruth Foster. On August 28, 1957 Bette married George L. Pickering and they made their home in Kansas City. To this union three children were born and Bette devoted her time to being both wife and mother. She is survived by her husband George of the home; two sons, George Jr. and Harvey, both of Kansas City; one daughter Hazel Benson, Parkville; three grandsons, and seven granddaughters. Also surviving is Bette's father Claude Foster, Deepwater; four brothers, C. A. Foster, Lawson, Johnny Foster, Camdenton and Butch and Donnie Foster, both of Kansas City; three sisters, Carmelita Dugger, Linda Goens and Brenda Toothman, all of Kansas City. Also surviving is a grandmother Flossie Bledsoe, Deepwater; two half-brothers Tim and Tom Foster, Deepwater; and hoe half-sister Glenda Foster, Springfield; an uncle and aunt, Wesly and Helen Ruth of Kansas City, many more aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Sunday, December 15, 1991 at Consalus Chapel. Burial was in Deepwater Cemetery.

PICKERING, Lawrence Samuel
b: Mar 7 1947, Worland, Bates Co, MO
d: Nov 29 1993, Houston, TX
bur:
Shawnee Mound Cemetery, Shawnee Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Consalus Funeral Homes

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Larry Neil York was born March 7, 1947, in Warland, Missouri, the son of Paul O'Neil and Mercel (Hook) York. He moved to Clinton in 1948. Larry was adopted as Lawrence Samuel Pickering in 1950 by Samuel E. and Anna Mae (Crooks) Pickering. He passed away November 29, 1993 in Houston, Texas, at the age of 46. Larry was raised in Shawnee Mound, where he attended grade school. His junior and senior years were in Clinton. He was active in several areas of sports during high school and graduated from Clinton High School in 1965. Larry attended one year of Seminary College in Bethel, Tennessee, and also one year at Central Missouri State University, where he studied zoology. Larry was married to Sandra Kay Easter on May 12, 1972, at Shawnee Mound Cumberland Presbyterian Church and to this union two children were born. Cari Marie Pickering was born May 30, 1974, and Bret Matthew Pickering, born August 1, 1979. Larry was employed as a security guard. Larry was very active in his church and played the trumpet regularly at church services. He attended the First Assembly of God Church of Clinton until 1987, when he moved to Texas. There he attended the First Assembly of God Church of Liberty, Texas. He is survived by one son Bret Matthew Pickering; one daughter Carie Marie Pickering, both of Clinton; mothers Anna Mae Pickering Coulter, Clinton, and Mercel York; three brothers, Paul York and Luther Pickering, both of Boron, California; Donald York, San Bernardino, California; five sisters, Mary Jo Wagoner, Windsor, Hazel Hurtie, Overland Park, Kansas, Romona Elliott, Sugar Creek, Patricia Fike, Florence, Alabama, and Liola Miller, Del, Montana; also a dear, dear friend, Mary Lou Degeala, Houston, Texas; numerous nieces, nephews, friends and loved ones. He was preceded in death by fathers, Samuel Earl Pickering and Paul O'Neil York; sisters Donna Hutchison, Cleo Stewart, Neomi Stone and Jackson Darrell Way. Funeral services were Friday, December 3, 1993 at Consalus Chapel, Clinton. Burial was in Shawnee Mound Cemetery.

PICKERING, Percy Robert "Trucker Bob"
b: Jul 9 1938, Osawatomie, Miami Co, KS
d: Feb 20 2014, Brookfield, Linn Co, MO
bur:
Shawnee Mound Cemetery, Shawnee Twp, Henry Co, MO
Percy Robert "Trucker Bob" Pickering, 75, St. Joseph, died Thursday, February 20, 2014, in Brookfield. He was born July 9, 1938, in Osawatomie, KS, son of Annie and Robert Willis. He was later adopted by Samuel and Anna May Pickering when he was 10 years old. They all preceded him in death. He graduated from Clinton High School and served in the United States Navy. He was a truck driver for 48 years, most recently working for BMS Trucking of Elwood, Kansas. He was a Presbyterian. He was preceded in death by his wife, Gwendolyn; his parents and two brothers, Larry and Luther Pickering. Survivors include two sons, Sam Pickering and his fiancee, Tina, Liberty, and Rob Pickering of Harrisonville; daughter, Alice Pickering of Chillicothe; brother, Gary Lipsis of Clinton; two sisters, Peggy of Minnesota and Pat of Kansas City. Graveside services were held February 24 at Shawnee Mound Cemetery.

PICKETT, Mildred Irene WARD WEHMEYER
b: Apr 28 1906, Henry Co, MO
d: Aug 22 1997, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Carpenter Cemetery, Chilhowee, Johnson Co, MO
arr: Consalus Funeral Homes

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Mildred Irene Wehmeyer Pickett died Friday, August 22, 1997, at Golden Valley Memorial Hospital in Clinton at the age of 91 years, three months and 24 days. She was born April 28, 1906, in Henry County, the daughter of Oscar T. and Alice M. Albin Ward. She graduated from Blairstown High School Class of 1923 and attended Central Missouri State Teachers college, receiving her 60-hour certificate in 1925. August 5, 1960, she received a bachelor of science degree in education from Central Missouri State College. She taught in two one-room schools, Brushy and Enterprise. She also taught at Blairstown, Creighton and Franklin in Clinton and did substitute teaching after her retirement. On August 19, 1926, she married Glenn P. Wehmeyer and to this union three children were born. She was a loving housewife, mother and school teacher. Mr. Wehmeyer preceded her in death April 18, 1987. Irene married Frank Pickett April 30, 1988. He preceded her in death May 21, 1997. She was a member of DAR - admitted October 16, 1971; Eastern Star, Clinton Chapter #73, and passed her proficiency exam March 5, 1979, previously being a member of a chapter in Blairstown in the 1920's. She was also a member of the Missouri retired Teachers Association, B Square Extension Club and a 4-H adult leader. In the mid-1940's, she helped organize the hot lunch program at Blairstown School. In Blairstown, she was a member of First Presbyterian, an elder and clerk of Session and Women's Ladies Aid Society. In Clinton she was a member of First Presbyterian Church. Women's UPW and Church Circle. Mrs. Pickett's interests included gardening, canning, sewing and cooking. She was also an amateur hairdresser and barber. She is survived by one son, Kenneth Wehmeyer, Lawrence, Kansas; two daughters, Marjorie Rector, Raytown, and Vivian Kilgore, Clinton; one step-daughter, Elizabeth Ann Greer, Ft. Worth, Texas; two sisters, Betty Beaty, Chilhowee, and Elva Ruth McIntire, Blairstown; seven grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, five step-grandchildren, seven step-great-grandchildren and four step-great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Monday, August 25, at First Presbyterian Church, Clinton. Burial was in Carpenter Cemetery in Johnson County.

PIEPMEIER, C. L.
b: Jun 11 1923, Appleton City, St. Clair Co, MO
d: Apr 3 2007, Kansas City, Wyandotte Co, KS
bur:
Appleton City Cemetery, Appleton City, St. Clair Co, MO
arr: Hill & Son Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 5 2007 - C. L. Piepmeier, 83, Appleton City, died at Kansas University Medical Center Tuesday, April 3, 2007. He was born June 11, 1923 in Appleton City to Clyde Cecil and Gertrude Ann (Laney) Piepmeier. He lived in the Appleton City area all of his life, except for two years spent serving his country during World War II while stationed in the Philippines. He married Helen L. Neale on May 29, 1948, at the Presbyterian Church in Butler. After Helen's death, eh met and later married Jean Henselmann September 1, 1968, at the Methodist Church in Appleton City. Mr. Piepmeier owned and operated a general store in Johnson City from 1951-71. In 1971-88 he owned and operated Piepmeier Oil Company in Appleton City. Even after his son took over running the business he was a visible friendly face there enjoying visiting with customers. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Appleton City. He was a member of the elks Club in Clinton, the Lion's Club in Butler, the Appleton City Optimist Club, I.O.O.F. in Appleton City, the Appleton City Community Club and had served in advisory capacity on several boards in the community. Preceding him in death were his parents; his wife Helen; his daughter Nancy; one sister Pearl Kilmer, and one brother J. D. Piepmeier. Survivors include his wife Jean of the home; his two sons, Tom of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Bill of Appleton City; one sister, Ruby Donnohue of Appleton City; one grandson Chris Piepmeier of Denver, Colorado, and two granddaughters, Jill Piepmeier of Columbia and Kim Piepmeier of Omaha, Nebraska. Funeral services will be Saturday, April 7, at Hill & Son Funeral Home. Burial will be in Appleton City Cemetery.

PIEPMEIER, Mildred May DODDS
b: Dec 5 1909, Appleton City, St. Clair Co, MO
d: Oct 31 2008, Tallahassee, FL
bur:
Appleton City Cemetery, Appleton City, St. Clair Co, MO
arr: Hill & Son Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Nov 3 2008 - Mildred May Piepmeier, the daughter of Amos Franklin and Loula (Wells) Dodds was born on December 5, 1909 in Appleton City, Missouri. She passed away on October 31, 2008 in Tallahassee, Florida at the age of 98 years. She was united in marriage to Oliver Piepmeier on June 26, 1934 in Calhoun, Missouri. To this union three children were born. Mildred joined and was baptized at the First Christian Church in Appleton City, Missouri at the age of 15. She was a member of the Rebekah Lodge 724 in Appleton City, Missouri and many other organizations. .She was active in scouts, lodge, 4-H, church, school and many other activities. She played piano for a dance band "Peties Gloom Chasers". She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, a son, Jason Oliver Piepmeier and a brother Francis "Bill" Dodds. She is survived by her son Franklin Piepmeier and daughter Donaleigh Richardson, both of Tallahassee, Florida, three grandsons Stephen and Rodney Richardson and Nicholas Piepmeier, two granddaughters Kerry and Kristin Piepmeier, two great-granddaughters Shelby and Emma Richardson and one great-grandson Daniel Richardson. Mildred was affectionately known as "Dode" by many and will be missed by all who had the privilege of knowing her.

PIERCE, Blanche L. MAULDIN
b: Oct 2 1907, Avoca, TX
d: Aug 2 2002, Platte City, Platte Co, MO
bur: Graceland Cemetery, Weston, Platte Co, MO

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Aug 5 2002 - Blanche L. Pierce, 94, Platte City, died Friday, August 2, 2002, at Hillview Nursing Center, Platte City. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, August 6, at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, Platte City. Graveside service will be Tuesday at Graceland Cemetery, Weston. She was born October 2, 1907, in Avoca, Texas, to Julian Walter Mauldin and Adeline Moore Mauldin. She lived in Texas until 1943 when she married Earl Dale Pierce and moved to Clinton where she stayed until moving to Platte County in 1993. She was a member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses in Platte City. She was preceded in death by her parents, Julian and Adeline Mauldin; husbands, Thomas Walter King and Earl Dale Pierce; son Richard Dale Pierce; daughter, Leah Jean Lester, and one brother. She is survived by two sons, Kenneth King, Stamford, Texas, and Earl Eugene Pierce, Warsaw; daughter, Wanda C. Burrows, Weston, and two brothers, 18 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren, four great-great-grandchildren.

PIERCE, Flossye HAYES
b: Oct 29 1906, Deepwater, Henry Co, MO
d: Mar 25 1995, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery PF-RH, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
arr: Consalus Funeral Homes

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Flossye Hayes Pierce was born October 29, 1906, in Deepwater, the daughter of Joseph and Francis Hayes. She died March 25, 1995, at Westwood Nursing Center in Clinton at the age of 88. On June 25, 1928, Flossye was united in marriage to Leo Marion Pierce. Mr. Pierce preceded her in death on May 10, 1983. Flossye's hobby was sewing. She was an excellent seamstress and made this her career. She was a lifelong resident of this area and for many years was the seamstress at Crews Clothing Store, located on the north side of the Clinton Square. Flossye was also very active in the Democratic party and participated in the political activities in the community. She is survived by one son, Marion Pierce, and wife Mary, of Harrisonville; one sister, Margaret Hensley, Warrensburg; three grandsons; five step-grandsons; eight step-great-grandchildren and five step-great-great-grandsons; five nephews and one niece. Graveside services were Wednesday, March 29, at Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

PIERCE, James Monroe
b: Jan 29 1891, Leesville, Henry Co, MO
d: Apr 2 1932, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Tebo Church Cemetery, Leesville Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - J. W. Sersey, age 70, living near Jackson's Mill, two miles southeast of Clinton, shot and killed his neighbor, Monroe Pierce, who was about 45 years old, as the latter attempted to enter the Sersey home following a quarrel between the two men Saturday morning at 8 p.m. A coroner's jury released Sersey explaining that the killing was due to an act of self defense. Sersey at the inquest stated that he had started on his way to Grand River, which is a short distance away, to fish, when he discovered that he had forgotten to bring along a line he desired to use. Upon starting back and yet some distance from his own home he was hailed by Pierce who lived a stone's throw away. Sersey stated Pierce commanded him to wait and at the same time brandished a knife in his hand. Sersey accordingly picked up a stone from the ground and turned toward his home. Pierce followed carrying rocks and is alleged to have threatened to cut the aged man's throat. Arriving at the house Sersey ran in and attempted to close the door to shut out the other man. but he was not quick enough. Pierce let fly a piece of a brick which hurled through the open door to crash on the other side of the room. The final scene in this fatal drama came when Pierce set his foot on the door casement preparatory to entering. Sersey ran to his bed and extracted from under the pillows a .32 caliber H. & R. revolver, which he pointed at the other and fired, the bullet striking very near the heart. Pierce staggered back and walked to the next door south which opens in on the quarter of George Palmer, an aged man, who occupies one half of the house. Pierce, according to Palmer, stated that he was shot and wanted to lie down. Upon entering the house Pierce fell and was soon dead. Mr. Palmer stated that Pierce was carrying a rock when he came into his quarters. Sersey in the meantime ran to the home of John Yewell who notified Sheriff Kahmann. The sheriff arrived a short time later and found Sersey sitting outside the house. Sersey told his story and showed the sheriff where the brick had struck the wall inside the house. Fragments of the rock were still upon the floor. Sheriff Kahmann upon examining the dead man discovered in the clothing a knife for cutting leather and a pocket knife. The sheriff next went to the Pierce home where he questioned the wife. There were four children in the home. She stated at the inquest that Sersey had been carrying a gun, and this was the cause of the quarrel. She stated that Sersey had been a frequent caller at their home. Geo. Palmer stated that he had been eating breakfast when he saw Sersey and Pierce go by his part of the house. Shortly afterward he heard a shot and upon going to the door met the wounded man who wanted to lie down. Mr. Palmer stated that Pierce in conversation with him, threatened to "get even with Sersey." The aged man did not know the cause of the disagreement between the two men. Sersey stated the quarrel was due to a disagreement which resulted when he traded a stove to the Pierces. Deputy sheriff Floyd Thompson corroborated the sheriff's story when called to testify. The coroner's jury returned the following verdict: "We find that the above Monroe Pierce came to his death on the 2nd day of April 1932, by a gun shot wound fired by John Wesley Sersey in self defense and in the protection of his own life. Signed: Emory Hurt, foreman; Virgil Jekins, R. W. Parks, George Cruce, J. S. Booth, T. H. Canig. The body was taken to the Sims Funeral Home on North Main street. - The funeral of Monroe Pierce, who was shot and killed by J. W. Sersey was conducted at the Tebo Baptist church. The burial was in the cemetery nearby.

PIERCE, Mary Bernadine LATONAS
b: Jun 16 1920, Denning, AR
d: Jun 2003
bur:
Urich Cemetery, Bogard Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Consalus Funeral Homes

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jun 27 2003 - Mary Bernadine Pierce was born June 16, 1920, at Denning, Arkansas, daughter of Joseph C. and Gladys Lisinski Latonas. She married Hugh D. Pierce on June 16, 1938 at Altus, Arkansas. He preceded her in death on December 21, 1982. She was a member of the Urich Baptist Church and retired from Lee Wald Garment Company in 1975. She had worked in the garment industry for 35 years. Also preceded her in death were her parents; one brother Joseph Latonas, and one stepbrother Richard Hinch. Survivors include one daughter Barbara Burkhart and husband Don, Sheldon; one grandson James Eden and wife Paula, Lee's Summit; one granddaughter Carrie Burlingame and husband Barry, Independence; five great-grandsons, Matthew and Gregory Burlingame, Ian Burlingame, Alex and Austin Eden; one sister, Gladys A. Rose, Gassville, Arkansas; on stepsister, Dorothy Lovell, Lenexa, Kansas; plus numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held June 5 at the Consalus-Bradley Chapel, Urich. Burial was in Urich Cemetery.

PIERCE, Richard Dale
b: Aug 16 1946, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
d: Mar 8 1999, Warsaw, Benton Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery PF-RH, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
arr: Consalus Funeral Homes

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Richard Dale Pierce, 52, Warsaw, died Monday, March 8, 1999, at his home in Warsaw. Funeral services will be Friday, March 12, at Consalus Funeral Home. Burial will be in Englewood Cemetery in Clinton. Mr. Pierce was born August 16, 1946, in Clinton, the son of Earl D. and Blanche (Malden) Pierce and grew up in Montrose. On May 13, 1968, he was married to Linda Sue Sieleman. To this union two daughters and one son were born. He served eight years in the United States Navy, serving in Vietnam, then went on to work as a fireman in Clinton. He also worked as a journeyman mechanic for Kansas City Power and Light at the La Cygne, Kansas station. At the time of his death, he was a retired disabled veteran. He is survived by his mother Blanche Pierce of Weston; two daughters, Charlotte Pierce, Butler, and Sharron Medearis and husband Sam, Clinton; one brother Earl E. Pierce and wife Judy, Warsaw; one half-sister Wanda Burrows and husband Lloyd, Weston, and one half-brother Kenneth King and wife Janette, Butte, Montana; four grandchildren, Celia and Anthony Ewbank of Butler, Amanda Walker and Samantha Medearis of Clinton; numerous other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by a sister Leah Jean Jester; his father and son Richard Anthony Pierce in 1987.

PIERCE, Sue Ellen WILLIAMS
b: Feb 9 1959, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
d: Jul 18 2002, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
bur:
Mullin Cemetery, White Oak Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Vansant-Mills Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jul 29 2002 - Sue Ellen Pierce, daughter of Roy and Marie (Cathey) Williams, was born February 9, 1959, in Kansas City, and died at St. Luke's Hospital, Kansas City, on July 18, 2002, at the age of 43 years. She lived in Independence where she was the administrative assistant of the Small Business Development Center of Rockhurst University before moving to Calhoun five months ago. Sue was preceded in death by her father, Roy Williams, and one sister, Lavone Brooks. She is survived by one son, Levi Pierce, of the home; four daughters, Kristena Pierce and companion, Rich Meade of Lee's Summit, Destany Fenton and husband, Joe, Independence, Jennifer Switzer and husband, Doug, Adrian, and Gail Pierce, of the home; her mother, Marie Williams, Harrisonville; one brother, Jim Williams, Oregonia, Ohio, and two sisters, Lorraine Temple of Lake Lafayette and Linda Coliron of Chino Valley, Arizona, as well as six grandchildren, Marcus and Micah Meade, Timmothy and Johnathon Fenton and Cedric and Alexander Switzer. Funeral services were held at the Quarles Baptist Church on Saturday, July 20. Burial was in the Mullin Cemetery, Urich.

PIERCE, Zella Edna FOLEY
b: Jul 20 1882, Houstonia, Pettis Co, MO
d: Jul 30 1967, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery PF-RH, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
arr: Consalus Funeral Homes

Clinton MO - Funeral services for Mrs. Zella Pierce, 85, who died July 30 at the Clinton Nursing Home, were conducted August 1, at the Consalus Chapel. Interment was in Englewood Cemetery. Zella Edna Foley, daughter of LeRoy and Lilly Lemon Foley, was born July 20, 1882, at Houstonia, MO. When a young girl she moved to Henry County with her parents and lived on a farm east of Clinton. She attended Bethlehem school. On April 3, 1905, she married Walter Pierce who preceded her in death. She spent her married life in Clinton. The home was at 407 North Second where she continued to live until her health failed. She then lived with her daughter, Mrs. Harold Mann, a year-and-a-half, and had been at the nursing home 11 months. Mrs. Pierce professed her faith in Christ when a young girl and united with the Good Home Baptist Church where her membership remained. She was a member of the Alathean Sunday School Class of the Clinton First Baptist Church and attended regularly as long as her health permitted. During World War II she was employed at the Sunflower Ordiance Plant, DeSoto, Kan. She is survived by the daughter, Mrs. Harold (Pearl) Mann, 409 East Green, Clinton; a son, Leo Pierce. Greenville, KY; three grandsons: five great grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; a brother, Ernest Foley, Clinton, and a sister, Mrs. Virginia Wilson, Pomona, Calif. Also preceding her in death were three sons, Otto, Ira and Earl Pierce. Attending last rites were Mr. and Mrs. Leo Pierce and son, Marion Pierce, Greenville, KY., and a grandson, Earl Eugene Pierce and wife, Weston, MO. The other grandson Richard Dale Pierce, US Navy was unable to attend. Also attending were Mrs. O. R. Foley and daughters, Mrs. Howard Norcross, Mrs. Elbert Bishop and their husbands, all of Warrensburg; Mrs. Blanch Pierce and daughter; Mrs. Carl Gephardt; and husband, Weston; Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Hayes, Kansas City.

PIERRON, Louise S. SEATON
b: Feb 8 1917, Urich, Henry Co, MO
d: Jan 14 1996, Sedalia, Pettis Co, MO
bur:
Mount Olivet Cemetery, Raytown, Jackson Co, MO
arr: Reser Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Louise S. Pierron, 78, Warsaw, died Sunday, January 14, 1996, at the Bothwell Regional Health Center in Sedalia. She was born on February 8, 1917, in Urich, the daughter of Maurice and Pearl Hooker Seaton. She grew up in Henry County and later moved to Kansas City. She married Louis R. Pierron. They made their home in Kansas City for over 20 years, moving to Warsaw in 1957. They owned and operated Louie's Sporting Goods Store on Main Street in Warsaw. She was preceded in death by her husband, Louis, on July 8, 1962, and one son, Louis R. Pierron, Jr., in 1982. She was a member of St. Ann's Catholic Church, St. Ann's Altar and Rosary Society and the Ladies Auxiliary of the Knights of Columbus. She is survived by one son, Pat Pierron of Independence; two daughters, Theresa Bacon of Kansas City and Mary O'Connor of Raytown; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. She is also survived by one half-brother, Robert Seaton of Greenwood. Funeral services were held at St. Ann's Church in Warsaw on Tuesday, January 16. Graveside services were held Tuesday at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Kansas City.

PIETY, Lois Caroline JOHNSON
b: Oct 24 1912, Golden, CO
d: Aug 11 1991, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur: Oak Hill Cemetery, Butler, Bates Co, MO
arr: Underwood-Steinbeck-Brandtonies Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Lois Caroline Piety, 78, Chilhowee, formerly of the Butler area, passed away Sunday, August 11, 1991, at Clinton. She was born October 24, 1912 in Golden, Colorado, the daughter of Claude and Bertha Cook Johnson. She was united in marriage to W. C. Piety August 26, 1933. He preceded her in death. She was employed as a cook for the Bates County Memorial Hospital until her retirement in 1978. She was a member of the Johnstown Church of Christ, and attended the Church of Christ, Clinton. She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Lyle Johnson. Survivors include two daughters, Marsha Lee Heistand, Chilhowee, and Claudia May Campbell, Las Vegas, Nevada; two brothers, Kenneth Johnson, Denver, Colorado, and James Johnson, Palo Alto, California; two sisters, Ayleen Clark, Denver, Colorado, and Marian Edwards, LaPine, Oregon; four grandchildren, Katy Manser, Independence, Kelly Jones, Calhoun, Kristy York, Martin City, and Randy Campbell, Oklahoma; seven great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Wednesday, August 14, 1991, at the Underwood-Steinbeck Funeral Home in Butler. Burial was in the Oak Hill Cemetery, Butler.

PIGG, David Burton
b: Apr 22 1856, Calhoun, Henry Co, MO
d: Mar 13 1937, Calhoun, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Wilkinson Funeral Home

Clinton MO, Mar 1937 - D. B. Pigg, Pioneer Resident of Calhoun Dies - His Home Contained Remarkable Collection of Antiques - Also a Wonderful Library of Old Volumes - Truly an Outstanding Citizen - The desire often expressed by David B. Pigg, "I don't want money, all I want to do is to live, see things, and just want to accumulate enough to see me through life," was granted when he peacefully went into the eternal sleep at 8:15 p.m. March 13, 1937. He enjoyed a birthday celebration of his sister-in-law, Mrs. W. A. Coe, Wednesday of last week. That night he suffered two nervous chills, but his condition was not alarming, though he was bedfast, as his heart had been affected for some years. Saturday evening he ate at 6:00, sitting on the edge of the bed. About an hour later, he asked Mrs. Coe if she was tired, and when she replied, "No, I am here to take care of you," he laid back down in bed, turned away on his side and went into eternal sleep. David Pigg was born in Calhoun, April 22, 1856, a descendent of English parentage of one of the oldest and finest pioneer settlers in Henry County, who came from Kentucky to Calhoun about 1843. He spent most of his years when not traveling, in the town of his birth. The home where he died, on the east side of the square, was built flush with the street. In warm weather, he and his wife, seated in comfortable chairs and benches on the sidewalk, enjoyed their neighbors, exchanging ideas from early spring to late fall, it being an open forum. This group was an unofficial reception committee for the annual Calhoun Colt Show. Mr. Pigg, a keen student of human nature, had an insight into life as he found it and enjoyed companionship with those of like intellect, scorning a man's financial status, seeking those of a kindred spirit. Sometimes, after hearing the news from the neighborly gathering at his home, he would slip away to work crossword puzzles, or to read from his wealth of material in one of the best of libraries of Henry County, which contained over 1000 books, some dated as far back as 1830 and 1840 and which included a set of Missouri statues as old as 1865. During his youth, he yielded to a desire to see the world and traveled extensively, but in later years, he traveled mentally thru his books and the National Geographic Magazine. He has practically every issue for 25 or 30 years, and listened avidly when his wife read to him. He was happily married to Mrs. Mittie Kee, in 1904, and a trip to the World's Fair in St. Louis that year was their honeymoon, which was continuous to his death with a companionship that is rarely found. He was an outstanding citizen, ever abreast with progress and was among the first automobile owners in the county, his first a Winton, high-wheeled, open car, and the last one owned was a Chevrolet, sold about two years ago to a nephew, Dick King, at Leeton, who turned the sturdy well-kept engine into power for his buzz saw. He was a connoisseur, and had much fine old furniture, rare books, choice glass and miscellaneous articles, which accumulated until his home became a meeting place of antique collectors. About three years ago, he went to his step-son, Ferman Kee, who was in the insurance business at Calhoun, and handed him a brief sketch of his life, saying, "Herek, son, if you feel the need of some copy, you can type this off" for Mr. Kee was learning to type, but this paper was laid aside, then found Monday, a wonderful account of a life lived to the fullest, one that took the grain, and left the husk. His written life history says in part: "My education, what I have, is academic. At the age of 18, I went to Texas, where I taught two terms of school; one in Lavacca County and the other in Liveoak County. Went by rail and returned by horse, camping out every night except one which was at Johnstown, Mo., where I traded my mount for a duplex watch and $14. Staged to Montrose, caboose the rest of the way, which was Sunday. The first person I met on arrival home was William Edmondson, who was standing on the west end of the present depot platform and the next one was my father near the east end. When I arrived at home, my mother was sitting out in front and did not at once recognize me, but when she did Joy was unconfined. When I reached the age of 21, my mother traded 80 acres of land, the Tarr tract, for a stock of goods and put me in charge. After a few months in Calhoun I moved to Benton County when I established the Palo Pinto post office. The venture was not successful, and later I moved to Cass County where I did quite well. Later I went into business at Lewis, building my own store house. In addition to merchandising, I engaged in coal mining and developed one of the completest power plants in Henry county, being the pioneer in machine mining in Henry County. At one time I engaged in the drug business with A. M. Highnote. Just prior to the World War, I traded my stock of goods for a small farm in St. Clair County, closed my mine and quit, selling my mine equipment to the junk man. I have not engaged in active business since. Took a wife in 1904 and have lived and am now living in the same block in which I was born. My old home is still standing and the latch string of the kitchen, next room to the one in which I made my advent into the world, still hangs out. I have been in at least three-fourths of the states, seen the Pacific ocean and ridden on its waters. Have been up and down the Columbia river from Portland, Oregon, over that renowned scenic highway. My troubles have been those of the average citizen, while my pleasures have been augmented by my span of life and I am still getting much joy out of it. Aside from my mother, the best companion I ever had is my little woman. We are happily mated and reasonably healthy, thanks to our simple life." He is survived by his wife, his stepson, Ferman Kee, Warrensburg; a nephew, Mason Wall, Calhoun; nieces, Mrs. Will Tarr, Calhoun; Mrs. Dick King, Leeton; Mrs. Lelia Gray, who is now in Springfield; Mrs. Edith Simpson, Kansas City; and Mrs. Will Gutridge, Clinton. Funeral services were conducted at the home Monday. Interment in Calhoun cemetery under the direction of Wilkinson Funeral Service.

PIGG, Edith ROBINSON
b: Jan 4 1824, Madison Co, KY
d: Apr 7 1908
bur:
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Edith Robinson was born in Madison county, Kentucky, January 4, 1824; while yet a child the family removed to near Winchester, Clark county, where she grew to womanhood, and on October 15, 1840, married David H. Pigg. In April, 1843, this sturdy young couple left their childhood home to rear a new home in the then Far West, bearing with them their first born, an 18 months-old daughter. They journeyed by water to Boonville, Mo., thence on horseback 75 miles to an uncle's, near Calhoun, and a week later, in the same month of their departure from Kentucky they located in Calhoun. Here they endured the hardships incident to pioneers - that glorious race now nearly vanished. Here the home was planted, children came, grew, planted other homes, and bore life's joys and griefs. May 1, 1896, the husband died at the age of 76 years, 4 months and 7 days. Widowed, his companion and helpmeet continued her residence in the structure erected over half a century ago, ministered unto by devoted children and grandchildren. Last fall her health began to fail, the last few months her condition becoming such as to require ever present and watchful care. So that her death ws not unexpected at any moment, yet when Death laid his icy finger on her placid brow Saturday morning last, the grief of those who mourn was strong and deep. Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock, in the home where she had dwelt for nearly fifty-three years, kindred, friends and neighbors assembled to condole and pay tribute to one so long known and beloved. With tenderness Rev. R. J. Kyle, of the Methodist church, counseled bereaved, and then the casket was borne to the cemetery. Of nine children, six survive - Mrs. Sarah Wall, Mrs. J. W. Gutridge, Mrs. Gussie Renfro, John R., David B. and Butler Pigg, all present in the last sad hours, except Butler, who resides in Sedro Woolley, Washington. Besides these children, 32 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren, deceased leaves one brother, Jonas, five years her senior, living in Cook county, Texas.

PIGG, Eliza Jane LOGAN
b: Feb 4 1850, Henry Co, MO
d: Sep 11 1925, Leesville Twp, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Parks Chapel Cemetery, Leesville Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Sep 1925 - Death of Mrs. H. L. Pigg - Mrs. H. L. Pigg died at her home in Leesville township, at 2:20 a.m. Thursday of last week, after an illness of about three weeks, but she had been in failing health all summer. Deceased's maiden name was Eliza Jane Logan, and she was 75 years of age the 4th of last February. She was born on the old Logan home place, in the neighborhood where she died, and had always lived in Henry county. For the past four years she had been blind, but with her sweetness of Christian character she bore this affliction with cheerfulness, saying a short time before she died that she would be called away soon, and would then be able to see everything about her, assuring those ministering to her that she was ready and willing to go, and if there was any regret, it was in leaving loved ones. She was a member of the Universalist church at Parks Chapel. About 60 years ago, she was married to H. L. Pigg, who survives her with the following children: Yantis R. Pigg, Clinton; Mrs. Martha Ellen LaRue, near Warsaw; Wm. Earl Pigg, Ponca City, Okla., and Manford Pigg, who resides at the parental home. All were present when she breather her last, except William Earl, who came for the funeral. Four children have preceded her in death - Mrs. Agnes Parks, Mrs. Emily Susan Parks, Mrs. Georgia Gibson and Nancy Alice Pigg. She also leaves four brothers and three sisters: David R. Logan, William Logan, Geo. B. Logan, J. A. Logan, Mrs. James R. Parks, Mrs. Annie Odle, and Miss Mattie Logan, all living in Leesville township, except William, who is at Nevada, and Geo, B., who lives in Colorado. Funeral services were held last Sunday at Parks chapel, and interment was in the cemetery near by.

PIGG, Emily Frances PARKS
b: Dec 14 1825, Lincoln Co, KY
d: Feb 1 1894, near Coal, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Died at the home of her son, Henry Pigg, near Coal, February 1, 1894, Mrs. Emily Pigg, aged 68. Mrs. Pigg was first taken with the la grippe some two weeks ago, which terminated in pneumonia fever. She was a patient sufferer, a member of the Universalist church and a good Christian lady. She will be missed by a large number of friends and, particularly, by the family of her son, with whom she had lived 17 years. Her remains were taken to Calhoun Feb. 3 and laid beside those of her husband. Leaves two sons, three brothers and one sister, Miss Jane Ann Parks, who has been quite poorly with consumption for some time and also has been making her home with Mr. Pigg, for the past three months.

PIGG, Henry L.
b: Aug 16 1847, near Calhoun, Henry Co, MO
d: Feb 8 1929, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Parks Chapel Cemetery, Leesville Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Feb 1929 - Henry L. Pigg died Friday, February 8, at 11:45 p.m., at the home of his son, Y. R. Pigg, 711 East Franklin street, Clinton of infirmities of old age. He had been in declining health for a number of years. A year ago this month, he had a severe illness, which left him so enfeebled that he could no longer maintain his own home, so his son and wife requested him to come to Clinton to make his home with them. Deceased was born near Calhoun, August 16, 1847, being 81 years, 5 months and 23 days of age. He attended school at Plumb Grove. At the time of his death he was one of the oldest native born Henry county citizens. January 17, 1867, he was united in marriage to Eliza Jane Logan at her home in eastern Henry county, making his home on a farm, southeast of Coal, until he came to the home of his son. This home was just east of the Turner school, and it was cleared by Mr. Pigg, and all the improvements put on. Their hospitality was known far and wide. The orchard and garden were well cared for and a delight to all. After his health became such that he was unable to farm, he delighted in directing the care of their garden. He and his beloved companion were happy in this house by the side of the road and the friendly spirit of their well kept home and farm cheered every passerby. His wife lived until four years ago. After her passing it was never the same, but he still clung to the old home, until he came to the home of his son, where they surrounded him with love and everything possible, but it did not take the longing away for his own home, altho he appreciated everything done for him. He enjoyed driving with Yantis, the modern things of life. He enjoyed reading and was well informed on every subject. This son and wife, who have given him this devoted care through these declining months will miss him most but they know that he is happy with his beloved companion, and his four daughters and two grandchildren who have passed on. The living children are Y. R. Pigg, Clinton; W. E. and M. L. Pigg, Ponca City, Okla., Mrs. Jeff LaRue, near Finey; also thirteen grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. One brother survives, James W. Pigg, who lives on East Franklin street. He was a member of the Universalist church. Services were held at the Parks Chapel church Sunday, February 10, and the body laid to rest in the Parks Chapel cemetery by the side of his wife.

PIGG, James Wharton
b: Jan 26 1855, near Calhoun, Henry Co, MO
d: Oct 3 1938, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery PF-RH, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
arr: Consalus Funeral Homes

Clinton MO - J. W. Pigg, 83, Died Oct. 3 - Life-Long Resident of Henry County, Son of Pioneer Ancestry - Had Lived Near Calhoun - Death that had lingered two weeks, as though reluctant to take from realms of life the fine spirit and noble soul of James W. Pigg, bore him aloft at 3:00 p.m. Monday, October 3. For hours he had been in a state of coma, and breath became gradually more measured until the end. As he had lived at peace with men, so his passing was quiet, though it brought tears to those he had loved through the long years of his gallant life. He had been confined to his bed but two weeks, yet with activities curtailed by impaired vision and declining health, he never became discouraged or sad, but lived with faith in the promises of his Creator. James Wharton Pigg, born January 26, 1855, in Tebo Township near Calhoun, was the son of Reuben Pigg and Emily Parks Pigg, natives of Kentucky who came with pioneer parents in covered wagons to wrest an empire from the western wilderness. The Parks family homesteaded near Coal and the Pigg family, their relatives, in the Calhoun neighborhood. Young James, a boy of slight build, was educated in the rural schools of the neighborhood, Plum Grove, Merritt, Turner and Logan, to which he went, often fording streams in wet seasons and muffler over face and ears in the coldest winters. He was reared in the Universalist church of which his family had all been members and they built a house for worship near their farm, which they shared with other denominations, reserving it for their use the fourth and fifth Sundays. June 14, 1877, his cousin, Malinda Catherine Parks, of near Coal became his bride. Uncle Billy Lawler performed the ceremony and they began their life together on the farm southeast of Coal, now owned by their daughter, Mrs. J. E. Delozier and her husband. Six children were born to them, one little daughter who never lived, being the only one who does not today survive, and as though to wipe away the sorrow of her loss they took an infant niece, Elsie, whom they reared as their own and who returned to them a daughter's love. Death since had never touched their family circle as the shadows have grown long on life's pathway they have had the blessing of much love. Mr. Pigg was both a farmer and a carpenter. He took pleasure in seeing abundant crops grow from rich soil and learned the secrets of nature she reserves to those who understand her best. He also had the art of the craftsman in his hands and the skill of the musician, for he was a violinist of local repute, and it was at a "Play-party" that the first met his wife. Energetic and capable he builded for his neighbors between farming seasons and after moving to Clinton in 1925 did a good deal of carpenter work. All of his married life he spent on the above mentioned farm until he moved to Clinton, save for four years they spent in Washington, where they had gone thinking to locate near their daughter who was living there. A great student of the bible, from which he could quote long passages, Mr. Pigg, read it until dimming eyes made a thick magnifying glass necessary. Then as more light was shut out, his daughter, Mrs. Delozier came daily to read to him and sometimes in her place his granddaughter, Miss Barbara, for whom he had the tenderest affection. His tenets changed with the years and maturity, until he was bound by no creed but walked in the way of the Truth as he found it in the scriptures. His garden was his hobby and the abundant growth he cultivated there was a source of great pride. What his family did not use, his frugal wife put into cans for winter needs. His skill with his knife and bit of wood passed away many other hours and for every daughter he carved an intricate chair from white hedge wood, fitting them together with particular care for minute details. Many children in the neighborhood had toys he had carved and shaped for them, and exhibited on the square some time ago was a prairie schooner and a yoke of oxen he had carved with meticulous care. He had also a violin or two he had made, selecting the wood with elaborate thought and producing a finished instrument that would have been a credit to any master craftsman. Loved and watched over always by the gentle care of the sweet and devoted wife, he depended on her and took inspiration from her, and like her he was gentle, kindly, considerate and good. At the time of his passing they had the distinction of being the longest married of any native born Missourians of which the Eye had record, celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary a year and a half ago. Surviving Mr. Pigg are his widow, daughters, Mrs. J. E. Delozier, and Mrs. Eva Cartledge of Clinton; Mrs. J. D. Donahue of Spokane, Wash., and Mrs. Ed Grossheider of Portland, Ore., who had come two weeks ago, called by his failing heath; Mrs. C. W. Lee of Kansas City and one son, Harry S. Pigg, of Portland, Ore. The funeral services were conducted by a Jehovah Witness from Kansas City, Wednesday at the Consalus & Peck Funeral Home. Interment at Englewood.

PIGG, John R.
b: Jul 19 1850, Calhoun, Henry Co, MO
d: Mar 6 1916, near Windsor, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Laurel Oak Cemetery PA-QU, Windsor, Windsor Twp, Henry Co, MO
The Calhoun Clarion, Thursday, March 9, 1916 - After a lingering illness with cancer of the stomach, John R. Pigg departed this life Monday morning at the family home in Windsor, and was interred in Laurel Oak cemetery Tuesday afternoon, the funeral being one of the most imposing ever held in Windsor, quite a number of Calhoun relatives and friends attending. Deceased was a son of the late David H. Pigg and wife, and was born in Calhoun July 19, 1850. Here he grew to manhood, engaged in merchandising, some years ago removing to Windsor. In July 1872 he married Miss Lucy Smith of Carthage, Illinois, and to them were born a son and two daughters, who survive, their mother dying a decade or so ago. Nearly three years ago Mr. Pigg married Miss Emma Allison of Boonville, where he resided until a few weeks ago, when he was brought to the family home in Windsor, and loving wife and his children cared for him unceasingly. Besides the wife and children he leaves two sisters and two brothers - Mrs. Sarah F. Wall and D. B. Pigg of Calhoun, and Mrs. Gussie Birdwell of Sumas and Butler Pigg of Sedro Woolley, Washington, and a numerous kinship.

PIGG, Mary Lucrecia PARKS
b: Jan 15 1852, near Coal, Henry Co, MO
d: Apr 13 1932, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery PF-RH, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Apr 1932 - Mrs. Mary L. Pigg Dead - At the home of her daughter, Mrs. Armilda Raney, on South McLane street, at 7 p.m. Monday, after being in failing health for several years. She had been bedfast since the Wednesday before. Mary Lucrecia Parks was born in Henry county near Coal, January 15, 1852. She was united in marriage January 27th, 1870 to John Reuben Pigg. Her husband died August 17 1895. Three children were given to this union, one daughter, Mrs. Lilly E. Cowden died 22 years ago and Miss Ollie Pigg died six years ago. The daughter, where she resided is the only living child. She is survived by one sister, Mrs. Dr. Gordon, of Wagoner, Okla., who came for the funeral. She also leaves four grandchildren, Mrs. Babe Keyes, Reuben Raney, Mrs. Walter LaHue, and John Owen Cowden, of Clinton, Mrs. Clayta Shoe and Miss Kathryn LaHue are great-grandchildren. Marilyn Shoe is a great-great-grandchild. January 15, 1931 on Mrs. Pigg's 79th birthday, a five generation picture was taken, which the family prize very highly. Mrs. Pigg spent all of her married life on the farm near Coal. She came to Clinton about 25 years ago. She and her daughter, Miss Ollie, purchased a home on North 3rd street, where they lived until Miss Ollie died. She was small of stature, with coal black hair, sparkling eyes, a true Missouri gentlewoman, versed in womanly arts. Her home was a sunny spot on the street, where good cheer radiated, honesty and honor ruled. A place where all loved to stop and chat. Her needlework soon attracted friends and many were the tiny stitches she put in intricate patterns of quilting and construction before this womanly art swept back into fashion. After moving to Clinton she united with the Christian church and was baptized by Rev. Lindsey. She searched the Bible diligently for the precious promises and quoted the passages frequently. She believed that inspirations for better living and interpretations of life would be given to those who searched the scriptures. She never forced her belief on others, but her life was so clean and fine it was a daily example of what real Christianity will bring. she was regular in church attendance as long as her health permitted. The funeral was held at the Christian church Wednesday afternoon. Burial in Englewood by the side of her daughters.

PIGG, Miaulis "Ollie"
b: Sep 24 1875, near Coal, Henry Co, MO
d: Apr 8 1927, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery PF-RH, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Miss Ollie Pigg died at her home on North 3rd street, at 9:40 a.m. last Friday with paralysis, after being ill since Tuesday. The Saturday before she suffered a severe headache, but got to feeling almost well until Tuesday, when she had the first stroke of paralysis, then two others came, the last rendering her unconscious for several hours previous to her death. She had always been frail but the last few years had been in the best health she had ever had. She was born near Coal, September 24, 1875, coming with her mother to Clinton, about 20 years ago. She leaves to mourn her death, her mother Mrs. Mary L. Pigg, and one sister, Mrs. Armilda Raney, both of Clinton. Miss Ollie was graciously sweet, beloved by all who knew her. Every nephew and niece was devoted to her, as were the children of her neighborhood. She was her mother's devoted companion, delighting in doing everything that interested her. Their garden was always the best in town. Their flowers, vines and shrubs always grew. Miss Ollie loved flowers and could plant a slip and make it grow. Her going has made the little home on North 3rd street desolate, as she made the most of every talent she had - sewing beautiful stitches, keeping the home clean and bright. She was converted many years ago, and was a devoted member of the Christian church. She put into everday living all the wonderful teachings of Jesus. The funeral services were conducted Sunday afternoon at the Christian church. Burial at Englewood.

PILANT, Carmel Willard
b: Aug 9 1911, Montrose, Henry Co, MO
d: Feb 29 2004, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Drakes Chapel Cemetery, Deer Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Vansant-Mills Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Mar 22 2004 - Carmel Willard Pilant was born August 9, 1911, at Montrose, the son of Charles W. and Eva Brown Pilant. He passed away on February 29, 2004, at Golden Valley Hospital, Clinton. On November 5, 1939, he married Frances May Henry at the Methodist Parsonage in Clinton by Rev. Arthur Olson. They lived in Urich where Carmel was the manager of Caldwell's Auto Parts, Appliance Store and Service Station on Main Street. In 1935, he built and drove the first school bus for Clinton High School, which as been documented in the Henry County Historical Society Book. He drove children to school games and picked up school children who lived west of Clinton. The family purchased a farm three miles east of Clinton in January of 1945 where Carmel resided for the remainder of his life. He farmed until 1956 when he started in the carpentry trade in 1966 along with his son, Marion, he began a successful business of buying older homes, remodeling and selling most of them to young people making it possible for them to won their first home. Carmel joined the Drakes Chapel United Methodist Church in 1952, where the church became like a second home to him. He served as Sunday School Teacher, Sunday School superintendent, lay leader and served on the Board of Trustees. He donated countless hours of labor for the many remodeling project through the years. He was instrumental in helping set up the perpetual fund for the Drakes Chapel Cemetery. He was also a 4-H leader, superintendent of the Woodwork Department at the Henry County Fair. He also served on the Deer Creek School Board and the Deer Creek Road Board. Carmel was married for 64 years with two celebrations of 40 and 50-year anniversaries held at Drakes Chapel Church. He was honored with a 90th birthday party at The Home Center Lumber Co., west of Clinton. One of his proudest possessions was a beautiful framed resolution from the Missouri House of Representatives for his service as Republican Township Committeeman for Deer Creek Township for 43 years. It was presented to him by Representative Shannon Cooper and the Henry County Republican Central Committee in 2002. The following is a list of things Carmel cherished in life: The love of his Lord Jesus Christ; his wife and son; his extended family; little children; helping his fellow man; visiting with his many friends, telling humorous stories; farming and watching the crops grow, and by all means not to forget the Republican party. He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles W. and Eva Brown Pilant, and by three brothers, Argus, Wilbur and Charles Leroy Pilant. Carmel is survived by his wife, Frances, of the home; his devoted son, Marion, of rural Clinton; one sister, Irene Koch of Leawood, Kansas, and a number of nieces, nephew and other relatives. Funeral services were held at the Drakes Chapel United Methodist Church Tuesday, March 2. Burial was in Drakes Chapel Cemetery, Clinton.

PILANT, Charles Leroy "Roy"
b: Mar 24 1925, Urich, Henry Co, MO
d: May 10 2003, Kearney, Clay Co, MO
bur: Fairview Cemetery, Kearney, Clay Co, MO

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, May 13 2003 - Charles Leroy "Roy" Pilant, 78, Kearney, died Saturday, May 10, 2003 at his home. Funeral services were Tuesday, May 13, at Lawson Assembly of God Church with burial in Fairview Cemetery, Kearney. He was born March 24, 1925, in Urich, the youngest son of Charles W. and Eva L. (Brown) Pilant. On September 26, 1952, he married Reba A. Rairdon. He was a member and deacon of Lawson Assembly of God. He was with Holt Realty where he had worked since 1988. He formed the Water District #4 by putting together many small water districts. Their headquarters is in Lathrop and he served as the president. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Argus Pilant and Wilbur Pilant. Survivors include his wife Reba, of the home; daughter and son-in-law, Lisa and Johnny McEntire, Lawson; son Barry Pilant, Orrick; sister Irene Koch, Leawood, Kansas; brother, Carmel Pilant, Clinton, and three grandchildren, Brent Pilant, Sara Pilant and John Charles McEntire.

PILANT, Frances May HENRY
b: Sep 3 1914, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
d: Mar 28 2006, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Drakes Chapel Cemetery, Deer Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Vansant-Mills Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 26 2006 - Frances May Pilant was born September 3, 1912, at Clinton, the daughter of John W. and Grace Treadway Henry. She died March 28, 2006, at Golden Valley Hospital, Clinton. Frances was raised on the family farm three miles east of Clinton. Frances and her twin sister Grace, being on the farm with their four brothers, became tom boys with many dangerous and narrow escapes. Frances and Grace helped their father prepare for the annual MFA Farmers Picnic at the Henry Farm. The picnic grounds were known as the Henry Grove. Many MFA chapters came each year for the big event. Frances and Grace would also sing at the events. Frances was secretary-treasurer for their local MFA Chapter. The twins campaigned for their father's successful bid for county judge. After graduating from Clinton High School, Frances worked as secretary for the Clinton Creamery and the Farmers Elevator. On November 5, 1939, Frances married Carmel W. Pilant at the Methodist Parsonage in Clinton, by Rev. Arthur Olson. They lived in Urich for three years, later purchasing a farm near Frances' home place, where she lived until entering Westwood Nursing Home in 2004. Frances was a charter member of the CCSC Club (Country Congenial Sewing Club), the WPFA (Women's Progressive Farmers Association), the WSCS (Women's Society of Christian Service), later becoming the UMW (United Methodist Women), the Deer Creek Neighbors Club, the Deer Creek 4-H, the Deer Creek PTA, her Sunday School Class monthly meetings called the JOPPA Class. Frances was secretary for most of these organizations at one time or another. She always had something amusing in the minutes or read an amusing little tidbit she had ran across. Frances liked to put a little fun in the meetings to liven things up. Frances served as Republican Deer Creek Township Committee woman for many years. The late George B. Howell convinced her to run for the office. Frances joined the Drakes Chapel United Methodist Church in 1952 and remained a faithful member until her death. She was married to Carmel for 64 years with two celebrations on their 40th and 50th wedding anniversary. They were both held at the church. Some of the things Frances will be remembered for her are her sense of humor (as a young girl her family nicknamed her Wit), a devoted mother to her only child Marion, a Christian and moral person, a good country cook, being a friend to many, a lifelong member of the Methodist Church and the Republican Party and a booklet of old sayings prepared in 2000. Frances was preceded in death by her husband Carmel Pilant; her parents; three brothers, Harold, Eugene and Warren Henry, and one sister Grace Riffel. She is survived by one son, Marion Pilant, Clinton; one brother Robert Henry and wife Irene, Clinton; one brother-in-law Orley Riffel; a very special niece Betty Riffel, and a very special nephew Keith Henry, as well as other nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Funeral services were held at Drakes Chapel United Methodist Church on Sunday, April 2. Burial was in Drakes Chapel Cemetery.

PILANT, Mary Ethel WILLIAMS
b: Aug 18 1912, near Delmar, Henry Co, MO
d: Mar 8 2003, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Hopewell Cemetery, Walker Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Vansant-Mills Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Mar 17 2003 - Mary Ethel Pilant, 90, Urich, died Saturday morning, March 8, 2003, at Clinton Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Clinton. Born August 18, 1912, to William Richard and Emily Evalene (Middaugh) Williams near Delmar. She lived in Henry County all her life. On December 24, 1933, she married Ira Argus Pilant of Urich and he preceded her in death April 14, 1975. She was a homemaker until 1963. After raising her children, she worked at Williams Dairy Dip, Millam's Countryside Drive-In and later at Wal-Mart where she retired at age 79. She was a lifelong member of the Hopewell Cumberland Presbyterian Church where she actively served as Sunday School teacher, Vacation Bible School teacher and was a member of the Women's Missionary Society. She was a charter member and first president of the Better Homes Improvement Extension Club. She was a community leader and project leader of the Piper 4-H Club for many years. Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, Richard and Leslie Barr Williams; two half-brothers, John and Earl Williams, and a grandson, Jared Fillinger. She is survived by two sons, Murle Pilant and wife Linda, Clinton, and Maurice and wife Caren, Urich, and one daughter, Mary Lynn (Pilant) Eisenmenger of Riverton, Wyoming; one brother, Gomer Williams and wife Nadine, McPherson, Kansas; two grandsons, Todd Pilant of Omaha, Nebraska, and David Pilant and wife, Jennifer, Springfield; two granddaughters, Adrianne Fillinger of Warrensburg, and Lori (Pilant) Fritz and husband Andy, and one great-grandson, Colby Fritz, all of Ozark. Funeral services were held at the Vansant-Mills Chapel on Monday, March 10. Burial was in the Hopewell Cemetery, rural Montrose.

PINKLEY, Clara Louise
b: Jan 11 1918, Brandenburg, Meade Co, KY
d: Feb 26 2006, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur: Calvary Cemetery, Tulsa, OK
arr:
Vansant-Mills Funeral Home
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Mar 16 2006 - Clara Louise (Gardner) Pinkley was born January 11, 1918, in Brandenberg, Kentucky, to Minnie and Gus Gardner, and died February 26, at Golden Valley Hospital, Clinton. The family moved to Tulsa, Oklahoma, when Clara was six months old and she lived in the Tulsa/Berryhill area for 84 years. Her last few years were spent at Westwood Nursing Center, Clinton. She married Silas Edward Pinkley on July 2, 1938, and to this union came one son, Thomas E. Pinkley, and one daughter Patsy R. Goodbrake. In 1964 Clara and Si acquired some land near Berryhill, Oklahoma. Together they built a home where they resided for the next 35 years. Si died February 28, 1998, and Clara continued to live there until she moved to Westwood Nursing Home, Clinton, June 1, 2003. She was a great mother, homemaker and partner. She was at all her kids' events and her home was the hangout for the neighborhood kids. She was famous for her cakes, cookies and especially her homemade candies which she made from scratch and shared with everyone at Christmas time. She was a very talented seamstress which she applied to all types of arts and crafts. Patsy remembers all the wonderful dolls and doll clothes that she made her and also her dresses that were made out of flour sacks. Si could ask for a better wife and partner. She was his fishing buddy. On their 25th wedding anniversary they went on a fishing trip and Clara ended up in the emergency room with a fishing plug in her head. When they left the emergency room, they went back to do more fishing. Clara did not hunt, but she supported Si by making rubber boots for his dogs to wear when they hunted in areas with sand burs. Tom and Patsy still talk about the "ballbag" that she made for his prized hunting dog - who had a particular problem. Si raised hunting dogs and Clara helped. If one of the pups (in her mind) wasn't getting enough milk, she would even bottle feed it. Si wouldn't let her work, but after Tom and Patsy left home she needed something to do. Si agreed that she could go to work, if she went to work after him and go home before he did and did not work weekends. Clara found the perfect job - she went to work for the Tulsa Public School System as a cafeteria worker. Clara liked to travel, but Si did not. Clara joined the Cafeteria Worker's Association and every year she and her friends would attend the annual convention in places like Hawaii, New Orleans, New York and Boston (just to name a few). Clara was a special person and the only person (that we know) that loved being in a nursing home. She shared a room at Westwood Nursing Center with her sister Beulah. They both enjoyed and looked forward to playing Bingo and Clara enjoyed the crafts. Her sister Beulah loved to quilt and one of her last quilts was donated to the Clinton Mid-Day Optimist Club for a fundraising project. Clara took it upon herself to sell tickets at Westwood and the hospital. She sold more tickets than the Optimist Club members. Clara was a very loving, caring and talented person who used these virtues to make and do things for the benefit and/or pleasure of others. She was living proof that you do not need to have money in order to give back to society something of value - your love. She was preceded in death by her husband Silas; two sisters, Luallen Bennett and Beulah Hallum, and two brothers, Ernest and Edgar Gardner. Clara is survived by her son Thomas E. Pinkley; her daughter Patsy R. Goodbrake; seven grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Funeral services were held Thursday, March 2, at the Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Clinton. Graveside services were Friday, March 3, at the Calvary Cemetery, Tulsa, Oklahoma.

PINKSTON, Anthony Shay
b: Aug 7 1977, Washington, Franklin Co, MO
d: Apr 19 2005, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
bur:
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Vansant-Mills Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, May 4 2005 - Anthony Shay Pinkston was born in Washington, Missouri, August 7, 1977, the son of David Pinkston and Regina Pinkston. He died at St. Joseph Hospital, Kansas City, on April 19, 2005, at the age of 27 years. He resided in Union until his graduation from Union High School. At a young age he had strong interests in volunteering as a junior fire fighter and he enjoyed the outdoors. He enjoyed spending time with his family and his friends. He went on many fishing trips with Curt Rainwater and Ben Homeyer. He also enjoyed spending time on the farm in Jefferson City with his friends, Jeremiah Pellin and Amy Rice and their families. He attended many baseball, hockey and football games with his stepfather Tom Zaloudek, and spent many hour swimming. He leaves behind his special forever friend, his Golden Retriever, Bub. He had a great love for people and had many special caregivers and good neighbors. He accepted the Lord into his life in 1998 in St. Charles and enjoyed going to church at the First Baptist Church in Warrensburg. Anthony was preceded in death by his grandparents, Denver and Leonette Waterworth, and his cousin, Jami Rogers. He is survived by his parents, Regina Pinkston, Clinton, and David Pinkston, Calhoun; one brother Eric Pinkston, Clinton; his paternal grandmother Gaynel Mills, Calhoun; his paternal grandfather Charles Pinkston of Calhoun; his aunts and uncles, Jimmy and Rita Fulcher of Georgia, Don and Denise Rogers of Union, Toni and Kenny Vickers of Calhoun, Jamie and Rita Pinkston of Calhoun, Floyd and Debbie Joy, Calhoun, Tony and Judy Dodge of Paola, Kansas, as well as numerous cousins and a host of friends. Funeral services were held at Vansant-Mills Chapel on Friday, April 22. Burial was in Calhoun Cemetery.

PINKSTON, Aubrey
b: 1888
d: Feb 1920
bur:
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
See: PINKSTON, Herbert Rev.

PINKSTON, Charles Eugene
b: Sep 20 1932, Windsor, Henry Co, MO
d: Jul 1 2013, Windsor, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Vansant-Mills Funeral Home

Charles E. Pinkston, age 80 of Calhoun, Missouri passed away Monday, July 1, 2013 at Windsor Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center, Windsor, Missouri. A graveside service will be held Saturday, July 6, 2013 in Calhoun Cemetery, Calhoun, Missouri. Charles was born September 20, 1932 in Windsor, Missouri the son of Bruce and Nina (Hinton) Pinkston. He was preceded in death by two sons, David and Jamie Pinkston, and a grandson, Tony. Survivors include his children, Toni Vickers and Debbie Joy, both of Calhoun, Missouri and Judy Dodge of Paola, Kansas as well as eight grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

PINKSTON, David Eugene
b: Nov 18 1951, Windsor, Henry Co, MO
d: Aug 19 2009, Calhoun, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Vansant-Mills Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Sep 14 2009 - David Eugene Pinkston was born November 18, 1951, in Windsor, the first son of Charles Eugene and Gaynel Louise (Goodrich) Pinkston. David was raised in the Windsor, Ionia and Calhoun areas, graduating from Calhoun High School in the Class of '69. David departed this life on Wednesday, August 19, 2009, at home in his recliner while watching TV with Lucy at his side. His heart just stopped working. As a teenager, he hauled hay during the summer. Later he worked for Williams Rock Company in Clinton. David married the love of his life, Regina Waterworth, in December 1973. His first son, Eric Devon Pinkston, was born in April 1974. David and family then moved to Union and he became an independent over-the-road truck driver. He was very proud of the fact that he owned his own truck. Second son, Anthony Shay, was born in August 1977. David's sons brought him great joy and sorrow as children often do. He shared his love for music with both of his sons. They spent many hours listening to their favorite artists. David had his first heart attack at the age of 39. He did not let that get in the way of living his life. By this time he was driving a Ready Mix truck in the Union area and enjoying life to the fullest! David and Regina divorced and David later moved back to the Calhoun area as his health failed. When David got his own place in Calhoun, his mom decided that David needed a "furry" friend. Sara became one of many dogs that David befriended. David enjoyed the many family dinners at Floyd and Debbie's house, always looking forward to the next barbecue or Christmas dinner. If David was unable to attend the function, it was always someone's duty to bring him a sampling of the food that had been served. Anthony, David's son, died in April 2005. This loss left a huge hole in David's heart. For many years he fought depression brought about because of the loss of Tony. David's next "furry" friend, Lucy, became the friend of a lifetime. Lucy brought so much joy to every day of his life. They shared everything, including food, TV programs and their sleeping arrangements. Lucy has been lost without David's companionship. Granddaughter, Abigail Shay, was born in April 2007. Abby helped fill the void in Grandpa Dave's life. He was proud of this precious little lady. David and family suffered another loss in January 2008 as his mother, Gaynel, died unexpectedly. Lillian "Lilly" Marie was born in February 2008. Again, Grandpa Dave had been given something more to live for as he continued to fight the battle of all his health problems. David was preceded in death by his son, Anthony Shay Pinkston; mother Gaynel Louise Pinkston Mills, and grandparents, Si and Bennie Goodrich. David is survived by his son, Eric Pinkston of Republic; father, Charles "Gene" Pinkston of Calhoun; sisters, Toni Vickers and husband Kenny, Debbie Joy and husband Floyd, all of Calhoun, Judy Dodge and husband Tony, Paola, Kansas; brother Jamie Pinkston and wife Rita, Calhoun; granddaughters, Abby and Lilly Pinkston of Republic; nephews and nieces, Jeremy Joy and wife Angie, Jonathan Joy and wife Amanda; Chris Pinkston, Jennifer Smith and husband "Smitty", Stephanie Williams and husband Richard, Michelle Macke, Katie Dodge; special friends, Leonard and Samantha Watson, Dawn Neale, Regina Lause, and a host of other family and friends, along with his dogs, Sara and Lucy. Memorial services were held at the United Methodist Church, Calhoun, on Saturday, August 22. Inurnment was in Calhoun Cemetery, Calhoun.

PINKSTON, Dorothy Eleanor CARPENTER
b: Oct 25 1922, Butler, Bates Co, MO
d: Jan 10 2001, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
bur:
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Atkinson Funeral Home

Clinton Daily Democrat, Jan 12 2001 - Dorothy Eleanor Pinkston, 78, Harrisonville, died Wednesday, January 10, 2001, at Saint Joseph Health Center, Kansas City. Funeral services are Saturday at the Atkinson Chapel, Harrisonville, with burial in Calhoun cemetery. She was born October 25, 1922, in Butler, the daughter of Robert Ward and Jennie Eleanor (Walters) Carpenter. She lived in the Butler area and moved to Calhoun while still a young girl. She attended school in Calhoun and helped with her family's business, Carpenter's Cafe. On July 15, 1939, she married Aubrey Junior Pinkston. She was a homemaker most of her life but she did work for Safety federal Savings and retired from the United Missouri Bank in Peculiar in 1989, where she worked as a bookkeeper for 18 years. She was preceded in death by her husband, Aubrey, on January 11, 1971; her parents; a brother, Robert Marion Carpenter, and a sister, Anna Maurine Hearest. Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Marilyn and Charles Myler, Freeman; one sister, Joan Briar, McAllen, Texas; four grandchildren, Paul Myler, Chesapeake, Virginia, Chris Myler, Eric Myler and Cathy Borum, all of Harrisonville, and 11 great-grandchildren.

PINKSTON, Floyd Hendrick
b: Apr 15 1920, Montrose, Henry Co, MO
d: Aug 22 2014, Springfield, Greene Co, MO
bur:
Missouri Veterans Cemetery at Springfield, Greene Co, MO
Floyd Hendrick Pinkston, 94, of Springfield, MO, passed away August 22, 2014 at a local hospital. A native of Henry County, MO, Floyd was the son of Percy R. and Frances (Fanny) Hendrick Pinkston of Clinton, MO, and brother to William Pinkston of Pleasant Hill, MO, and Ruby Pinkston Hull of Clinton. Over the years, Floyd achieved the rank of Lt. Colonel in the U.S. Air Force, was a newspaper publisher and editor, and served in several civilian public information roles for the Air Force. God blessed ‘Pink’ with good health, a bright mind and even a brighter personality over his 94 years, from his birthday, April 15, 1920 until his final ‘promotion’ last Friday. Floyd is survived by Micky Pinkston, his loving wife of 44 years; daughters Marilyn (Jon) Kerrick of Grain Valley, MO, and Nancy (Bill) Doran of Orlando, FL; son Mark (Jennifer) Pinkston of Lee’s Summit, MO; step-son Larry (Karen) Smith of Friendswood, TX; stepdaughter-in-law Sandy Smith of Willow Springs, MO; and brother-in-law Chuck Hull of Clinton. He was also ‘Gramps’ to 12 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren, and two great-great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and siblings, step-son Jerry Smith, and grandson Chris Smith. Like many of his generation, Floyd’s young years were formed by both the drought and great depression of the 30’s when his family was, according to him, “dirt farmers.” He had the gift of writing, and following high school graduation was employed at the local newspaper, The Clinton Eye, where he worked for six cents an hour. Floyd loved his country and enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corps (the forerunner to the Air Force) as a private in April 1941, a full seven months before Pearl Harbor. By May1943, he was commissioned as a second lieutenant. During WWII, Pink served as a cryptographic/message center officer in Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia before going to Italy. While in Italy, he unexpectedly ran into his brother who was serving as well--a chance reunion that delighted them both. In November, 1945, Floyd returned to Clinton while finishing out his active duty, and also returned to The Clinton Eye. In 1946, his active duty ended and his career as an Air Force reservist started. Pink progressed at both The Clinton Eye and in the reserves, and he married Mary Virginia Hoppe (three children, Marilyn, Nancy, and Mark). Floyd eventually became editor and co-publisher of The Eye. In the reserves Pink continued to earn promotions, with his final rank being Lieutenant Colonel when his active reserve duty ended in 1963. He concluded his retired reserve service on his birthday in 1980. In 1968, after nearly 24 years of work at the Clinton Eye, Floyd sold the paper and became a civil servant for the Department of Defense, and in late 1969 he married Micky (Mildred) Clegg Smith of Clinton. Floyd served for more than 17 years at Richards-Gebaur Air Force Base in Belton, MO, initially as Public Information Officer for 10th Air Force NORAD. He also held multiple other public information posts over the years, retiring in 1985 as Chief, Public Affairs Officer, 442nd Tactical Fighter Wing and as Base Information Officer. After both Pink and Micky completed their careers, they enjoyed their retirement years in Belton with many activities related to civilian aviation. With Micky as the pilot of their Piper Warrior aircraft, and Pink always occupying the right seat, they traveled the country, often to “fly ins” and in volunteer service for multiple causes. The loving pair moved to Springfield in 1995, and continued to fly and develop life in a new community. This included becoming members at Ridgecrest Baptist Church, enjoying close neighbors and coffee get-togethers. They both delighted in time spent with family and loved to hear the exploits of their grand and great-grandchildren. Floyd took pride in his service to the United States and we appreciate him for it. We take greater delight in that Pink was joyful, healthy and mentally sharp until last week when pneumonia over-took his normal healthy state. His transition to meet Jesus was peaceful and we are thankful. A memorial service celebrating the life of Floyd will be Friday, August 29, at Gorman-Scharpf Funeral Home in Springfield, MO, followed by noon military honors and graveside interment of ashes at the Missouri State Veterans Cemetery.

PINKSTON, Herbert Rev.
b: Aug 31 1887, Henry Co, MO
d: Feb 2 1920, Calhoun, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton, MO, Feb 1920 - Three Dead From Accident - A sad accident occurred at the sand hill crossing, northeast of Calhoun, Monday afternoon, when the south bound Katy Limited struck an auto, in which were Rev. Herbert Pinkston and wife and his cousin, Aubrey Pinkston. Another auto was on the opposite side, waiting for the Limited to pass, and as Rev. Pinkston thought they were just waiting for him to cross first, he attempted to hurry across, when the train struck his auto. Mrs. Pinkston was instantly killed and the other two were fatally injured. The Limited brought the two men to Clinton on cots and they were hurried to the Clinton Hospital, Dr. A. A. Gray of Calhoun, accompanying them, who, together with Dr.'s Woltzen and Poague, assisted Dr. Stebbins in doing everything possible for them, but their injuries were such that they only lived a few hours. Rev. Pinkston suffered a fracture of both bones of the right leg below the knee and also severe bruises over the body. He died of internal hemorrhages at 7:45 that evening. He was semi-concious and never regained consciousness. He was 32 years old. Rev. Pinkston had been the beloved pastor of the Calhoun Christian church for several years, and the many friends of both families were grief-stricken to hear of this fatal accident. Rev. Pinkston and wife are survived by one son, Bruce aged about 9 years. His mother, Mrs. Ada Pinkston, also survives, living northeast of Calhoun. Mrs. Pinkston's maiden name was Ina Bruce, and she also leaves her parents, C. C. Bruce and wife, who life north of Calhoun. Aubrey Pinkston was unconscious all the time. He suffered from a fracture of the right femur just below the hip and bruises about the head and body, dying at 9:15 p.m., from blood clots on the brain. He was also 32 years old, and lived on a farm near Calhoun. He leaves a wife and two children - a little daughter and son. The funeral was held at the Calhoun Christian church Wednesday afternoon.

PINKSTON, Ina BRUCE
b: 1888
d: Feb 1920
bur:
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
See: PINKSTON, Herbert Rev.

PINKSTON, Jamie Bruce
b: Oct 24 1953, Windsor, Henry Co, MO
d: Apr 21 2010, Calhoun, Henry Co, MO
arr:
Vansant-Mills Funeral Home
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, May 25 2010 - Jamie Bruce Pinkston, was born October 24, 1953, in Windsor to Charles E. and Gaynel L. (Goodrich) Pinkston. Jamie was welcomed home by a sister Toni, and brother David. Six years alter sister Debbie was born, then two years later Judy was born. Jamie was raised in Windsor, Ionia, and Calhoun area. He attended high school in Calhoun. As a teenager, Jamie worked odd jobs on the farm. He owned a horse named Satin, who was his animal soul-mate. Sometimes they both slept while traveling. Other times Jamie read while Satin took them to their destination. Jamie visited all 48 continental states, many times riding shotgun with Dad in the semi-truck; other times just thumbing a ride to wherever he could go. Many adjectives describe Jamie, but free-spirited is probably the most applicable. Jamie met his first wife in Salt Lake City, Utah. To this union two children were born, Christopher James and Jennifer Dawn. After moving back to Calhoun, Jamie was later divorced from his first wife. Chris went back to Salt Lake City with his mom and Jennifer stayed with Jamie. Grandma Gaynel helped raise Jennifer. In 1994 Jamie met Rita Bush, later marrying her in October 1995. Their marriage began while living in Arkansas, later moving back to the Calhoun area. Rita's family opened their arms and welcomed Jamie as just another family member. Rita's children, Tracy and Kevin, thought of Jamie as another father. Tracy and Kevin's father Tony, was also a very good friend to Jamie. Jamie was a voracious reader. His interests varied from a telephone book, road atlas or encyclopedia to novels by Louis L'Amour, JRR Tolkien, Arthur C. Clark or Stephen King. Both his love for reading and music varied from A to Z and had no boundaries. Fishing was a favorite hobby that Pa shared with grandsons Lee and Logan. With Kiel he shared his love of music. Jamie had limited visits with his other four grandchildren, Shelby, Robert, Damon and Kamilla, due to them living so far away. Jamie was diagnosed with lung cancer the same year his mother died. This was an especially hard year for him due to the many trips to Columbia for chemo, radiation and also the natural grieving of his mother. Stoic would be another appropriate adjective describing Jamie - he shed very few tears when he learned of his diagnosis. All he could say was that he needed to live so that he could take care of Rita. And live he did, for another two and a half years. Jamie was very optimistic that he could beat this disease and live to take care of Rita. Jamie lost this battle on Wednesday evening, April 21, 2010, at his home, surrounded by wife Rita, sisters, Toni and Debbie; friends, Leonard Watson and Claude Robertson; stepson Kevin and his girlfriend Michelle. Jamie took his last breath with Rita holding him in her arms, telling him how much she loved him. Jamie was preceded in death by his grandparents Si and Bennie Goodrich; mother Gaynel Mills; nephew Anthony Pinkston, and brother David Pinkston. Surviving are wife Rita Pinkston; father Gene Pinkston; sisters, Toni (Kenny) Vickers, Debbie (Floyd) Joy, Judy (Tony) Dodge; children, Chris and Jennifer; stepchildren, Tracy and Kevin; grandchildren, nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and many other friends and relatives. Memorial services were held at the United Methodist Church, Calhoun, on Sunday, April 25.

PINKSTON, Sylvia M. HUFFMAN
b: May 28 1918, Pleasant Hill, Cass Co, MO
d: Dec 28 1999, Harrisonville, Cass Co, MO
bur: Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Pleasant Hill, Cass Co, MO

Clinton Daily Democrat, Jan 3 2000 - Sylvia M. Pinkston, 81, Pleasant Hill, died Tuesday, December 28, 1999, at Cass Medical Center, Harrisonville. She was born in Pleasant Hill May 28, 1918, the daughter of Jesse A. Huffman and Hannah A. Sorbet Huffman. She was married to William L. Pinkston August 3, 1947, in Kansas City. He died December 9, 1999. She is survived by two sons, William L. Pinkston III of Littleton, Colorado; John R. Pinkston of Pleasant Hill; one daughter, Jo Hannah Thomas of Jupiter, Florida; two brothers, Robert Huffman of Columbia and William Huffman of Kansas City; two sisters, Jewel Brauninger of Buckner and Hazel Evans of Kansas City; six grandsons, two great-grandchildren and many other relatives, including sister-in-law Ruby Hull of Clinton; cousin, Irene Henry of Clinton; brother-in-law, Floyd Pinkston, Springfield. She graduated from high school and then graduated from CMSU in 1960. She was a fourth grade school teacher for Pleasant Hill School system from 1960 until 1982 when she retired. She was a member of the United Methodist Church, United Methodist Women, VFW Post 3118 Auxiliary, all of Pleasant Hill. Funeral services were at Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church, under the direction of the Wallace Funeral Home on Monday. Burial was in Pleasant Hill Cemetery.

PINKSTON, William Lee
b: Mar 21 1917, near Montrose, Henry Co, MO
d: Dec 9 1999, Pleasant Hill, Cass Co, MO
bur: Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Pleasant Hill, Cass Co, MO

Clinton Daily Democrat, Dec 23 1999 - William Lee Pinkston, 82, Pleasant Hill, died at his home on December 9, 1999. Mr. Pinkston was born March 21, 1917, near Montrose, in the Bear Creek community, to Percy Rodman Pinkston and Fanny M. Hendrick Pinkston. Bill spent his early years in the Montrose and Clinton areas. He attended school in Clinton and graduated from high school here. He worked for Wm. F. Crome Co., in Clinton for several years. In April 1941 he was one of the first draftees drawn from Henry County. He served his country in the European-African and Middle Eastern Campaigns, arriving home in July 1945. He married Sylvia M. Huffman on August 3, 1947, in Kansas City. Bill worked for J. R. Prewitt and Sons Manufacturing in Pleasant Hill and then worked as a manager for Belsaw Warehouse until he retired in 1982. He was a member of the VFW Post 3118 in Pleasant Hill and an active member of the United Methodist Church in Pleasant Hill. Survivors include his wife, Sylvia M. Pinkston, Pleasant Hill; two sons, William L. Pinkston III and wife, Joy, Littleton, Colorado, and John R. Pinkston and wife, Jean, Pleasant Hill; one daughter, Jo Hannah Thomas and husband, David, Jupiter, Florida; one brother, Floyd Pinkston and wife, Mildred, Springfield; one sister, Ruby Hull and husband, Charles, Clinton; six grandsons, one great-grandson and one great-granddaughter. Also five nieces and one nephew, several cousins, other relatives, and a host of friends. Private burial services at the Pleasant Hill Cemetery were held December 15. Memorial services were held in the afternoon at the Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church.

PINSON, Everett
b: Sep 30 1913, near Centerview, Johnson Co, MO
d: Nov 2 1991, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
bur:
Sunset Hill Cemetery, Warrensburg, Johnson Co, MO
arr: Ben Cast & Son-Wood Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Everett Pinson, age 78, Holden, Mo., passed away Saturday, November 2, 1991 at St. Luke's Hospital in Kansas City. He was born September 30, 1913 near Centerview, Mo., the son of Sterling Clark and Margaret (Colster) Pinson. He married Edith Burldine Turner on June 10, 1939 in Huntsville, Mo. She preceded him in death February 17, 1989. Mr. Pinson lived in Pittsville, MO from 1946 until 1949 and operated a Mobile Oil service station there. From 1949 until 1958 he lived in Kingsville, MO. where he was a Mobile Oil bulk agent. In 1958 he moved to Holden where he owned and operated Pinson Rooming House from 1958 until retiring in 1984. Mr. Pinson was a member of the Elks Lodge in Warrensburg and the Holden Gun Club, Holden. He enjoyed boating, fishing, coyote hunting, and working with antique engines. He is survived by one son Clark Pinson, Independence; one daughter Beverly Van Meter, Kingsville; two brothers, J. C. Pinson, Roswell, N.M., and Alan Pinson, Holden; 5 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. One brother Charles Pinson, preceded him in death in 1989. Funeral services were held Tuesday, November 5, at Ben Cast & Son-Wood Funeral Home, Holden. Burial was in Sunset Hill Cemetery, Warrensburg.

PIPER, John W.
b: 1844
d: Sep 30 1886, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery PF-RH, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
The Clinton Eye - John W. Piper, after a short illness, died at his home in Davis township Thursday morning, September 30, 1886, age 40 years. He was a brother of Piper Bros., the eastside merchants.

PIPES, Madonna Lee RUSSELL
b: Jun 8 1937, St. Joseph, Buchanan Co, MO
d: Jan 16 2001, Clinton, Henry Co, MO

Clinton Daily Democrat, Jan 19 2001 - Madonna Lee Pipes, 63, died Tuesday, January 16, 2001, at Golden Valley Hospital in Clinton. She was born June 8, 1937 in St. Joseph, to Archie Miller and Alice Nancy Seevers Russell. She had nine brothers and sisters. She was a lifetime waitress and cook. She lived and worked in several areas of the country prior to moving to Clinton where she lived until her death. She met and married her husband, Jack, in October 1966. She was severely injured in a propane gas explosion in 1989 and was thereafter disabled. However, she was able to enjoy her home in Clinton until her death. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack; two grandchildren, Whitney Rock and Phillip Rock; her parents, Archie Russell and Alice Russell; her brothers, Ross William Russell, Louis Leroy Russell and James Frances Russell and her sisters, Helen Marie Steinke and Alice Jean Posteher. She is survived by her children, Terri White of Clinton, Jackie Bischoff of Brookville, Indiana, Randall Rogers of Dixon, Russell Rogers of Americas, Georgia, Ronald Rogers of Kansas City, and Rita Rogers Rhodes; her sisters, Stella Finley of Gillivan and Mary Jane Whitesell of St. Joseph; her brothers, Archie Miller Russell, Jr. of St. Joseph and Dale Grove Russell of Denver, Colorado; her sister-in-law, Cecil Weber of Montrose, and many grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be Saturday at the Rhode Funeral Home.

PITCHER, Lydia W. McGINNESS MARTIN
b: Aug 14 1859, Ritchie Co, WV
d: Nov 12 1909, SE of Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Good Hope Cemetery, Bethlehem Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Nov 20 1909 - Mrs. Lydia Pitcher, wife of Charley A. Pitcher, southeast of Clinton, died of typhoid fever Friday morning, November 12. She was the daughter of John and Mary A. McGinnis of Coal and was born in Ritchie County, West Virginia August 14, 1859. Her mother, one brother and two sisters, were in the better land to welcome her home. She leaves an aged father and four children - Homer, Charley and Floyd Martin and Miss Becca Pitcher, also a stepdaughter Miss Alta. Only six weeks before was the old father required to give up another daughter, Mrs. Reuben Rodebaugh, with typhoid fever, but the Lord gave the Lord taketh away.

PITCHER, Rhoda A. BURRINGTON
b: 1854
d: Jan 31 1892, near Quarles, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Pitcher Cemetery, Shawnee Mound, Shawnee Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Feb 6 1892 - Rhoda, wife of J. F. Pitcher, near Quarles, died Sunday, of pneumonia. Buried in the family graveyard near Shawnee Mound.

PITTS, Eddie A.
b: Aug 3 1929
d: Dec 1 2009, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Consalus Funeral Homes

Eddie A. Pitts, age 80, of Clinton, Missouri passed away Friday, December 11, 2009, at his home. Eddie was proud to be a decorated veteran of the United States Air Force, who served during the end of the Korean conflict. He married Maxine Wortman on November 15, 1949, in Rapid City, South Dakota. He drove a truck for many years, at one time driving for Prime Trucking Company. Eddie liked playing his guitar and loved cars and golf. He was very much a family man who nicknamed all of his grandchildren and loved holiday family gatherings. He is survived by: his wife of sixty years, Maxine Pitts, of the home; two daughters, Rose Smith, Clinton, Missouri and Felicity Castiglia, Elkview, West Virginia; one son, John Pitts and his wife, Sharon, Springfield, Missouri; daughter-in-law, Donna Pitts, Clinton, Missouri; thirteen grandchildren and sixteen great-grandchildren. His sons, Ronald J. Pitts and Joseph H. Pitts, and his grandson Clayton L. Sales, preceded him in death. Graveside Services, with a Military Honor Guard, will be Monday, December 14, 2009, at Clinton Memory Gardens in Clinton.

PITTS, George Prewitt
b: Sep 3 1869, Louisville, KY
d: Jun 20 1936, Blairstown, Henry Co, MO
bur: Rose Hill Cemetery, Latour, Johnson Co, MO
arr: Wilkinson Funeral Home

Well Known Blairstown Man Commits Suicide in Woodshed at His Home - George Prewitt Pitts, well known resident of Blairstown, was found dead by a neighbor Saturday afternoon in a little woodshed in the northeast corner of the yard at his home in Blairstown, where he lived alone. Dr. W. T. Jennings, county coroner, found Mr. Pitts lying on his back in the shed, a 38 caliber revolver lying near, as though it had dropped form his right hand to the floor. The single shot fired went through the heart. After viewing the scene, Dr. Jennings deemed no inquest necessary as it was apparent how he had come to his death. A note of farewell to his family was found on the kitchen table. He had been dead several hours when Dr. Jennings was called to the scene about 5 p.m. Saturday. George Prewitt Pitts was born September 3, 1869, at Louisville, Ky., son of John Pitts from Ireland and Mary Zilty Pitts of Kentucky. When a young man, he was baptized and joined the Baptist church, where he held his membership until death. He also belonged to the Odd Fellow Lodge several years. In 1892 he was married to Treshy E. Holman and ten children were in their family, six of whom are living. In 1912 his wife died, leaving seven children for him to rear. For the past 12 years he lived in Blairstown being along at the time of his death. Most of his life was spent as a railroader, but the past few years he was a farmer. He is survived by the following brothers and sisters: T. C. Pitts, Schell City; Rom and Arch Pitts, Peculiar; R. W. Pitts, Bolivar; Mrs. Rolla Box, Jerome, Idaho; Mrs. Florence Chandley, Boise, Idaho; and the following children: V. R. Pitts, Schell City; D. J. Pitts, Alexander, Ia.; Mrs. Meva Cooper, Grandview, Mo.; Mrs. Nellie Harbson, Mason City, Ia.; Clarence Pitts, Charles City, Ia.; Mrs. Lindsay Salmon, Clinton. There are also 21 grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the Presbyterian church at Blairstown at 2 p.m. Monday with interment at Rose Hill cemetery, eight miles north of Blairstown under the direction of Wilkinson Funeral service.

PITTS, Jewell B.
b: Feb 9 1910, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
d: Mar 2 1993, Overland Park, Johnson Co, KS
bur:
Forest Hill Cemetery, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Mrs. Jewell B. Pitts, 83, central Kansas City, died Tuesday, March 2, 1993 at Menorah Medical Center. Services were Monday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Kansas City; burial in Forest Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Pitts was born in Clinton and lived in the Kansas City area most of her life. She was a maid at the Osteopathic Hospital before she retired. She was a member of the church. Survivors include a daughter Jessie Johnson, Minneapolis; a sister Mary Kay Lindsey, Clinton; five grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren, and 19 great-great-grandchildren.

PITTS, Joseph Henry
b: Apr 21 1956, Omaha, Douglas Co, NE
d: Jul 22 2000, Springfield, Greene Co, MO
bur:
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Consalus Funeral Homes

Clinton Daily Democrat, Jul 24 2000 - Joseph Henry Pitts, 44, Clinton, died Saturday, July 22, 2000, at St. John's Regional Medical Center, Springfield. He was born April 21, 1956, in Omaha, Nebraska, son of Eddie A. and Maxine Wortman Pitts. He is survived by his parents; two daughters, Holly and Jolesa Pitts; two brothers, Ronald J. Pitts, all of Clinton, John Pitts, Bolivar; two sisters, RoseMarie Smith, Lee's Summit and Felicity Castiglia, Sedalia; along with several nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral services were held Monday, at the Consalus Chapel, Clinton. Burial was in Clinton Memory Gardens.

PITTS, Virgil M.
b: Feb 5 1911, Plevna, Knox Co, MO
d: Dec 31 1991, Windsor, Henry Co, MO
bur: Cremation
arr:
Hadley Funeral Home
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Virgil M. Pitts, 80, Windsor, died Tuesday, December 31, 1991, at Resthaven Nursing Home of Windsor. He was born February 5, 1911, in Plevna, Mo., son of Ira M. Pitts and Tona Mauck Pitts. On November 17, 1973, in Windsor, he married Ella Opal Hill, who survives of the home. Mr. Pitts was a carpenter and built bowling alleys for the AMF-Brunswick Co. for 19 years before retiring in 1973. He was a member of the High Point Christian Church in Montgomery City and the Carpenters Union Local 3202, St. Louis. Cremation.

PITTSENBARGER, Lavina Catherine SICKMAN
b: May 7 1922
d: Jul 30 1999, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
bur:
St. Ludger Cemetery, Deepwater Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Sickman & Dunning Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Lavina Catherine Pittsenbarger, 75, died Friday, July 30, 1999, at St. Joseph Hospital in Kansas City. She was a parishioner of Coronation of Our Lady parish and a member of the altar and rosary society in Grandview. She retired in 1984 from Sears & Roebuck after 42 years. Survivors include her brother John Sickman of Clinton; her sister Marie Fick of Germantown, and many relatives and friends. Funeral mass was held at Coronation of Our Lady in Grandview on Monday, August 2. Burial of cremated remains will be in St. Ludger Cemetery in Germantown at a later date.

 

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