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PRATER, Dorothy Jane FELLHAUER
b: Jun 26 1926, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
d: Nov 12 2010, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery PF-RH, Clinton, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Vansant-Mills Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 3 2011 - Dorothy Jane Prater, 84, Clinton, died Friday, November 12, 2010 at St. Joseph Hospital, Kansas City, Missouri. She was born Jun 26, 1926 in Clinton, the daughter of Elmer Bryan and Gladys (Treadway) Fellhauer. Doroty was a graduate of Clinton High School. She was a member of the Clinton Christian Church. She is survived by her husband, Tom and one son, Matt of the home; two daughters, Theresa McClellan and husband, Rick of Jefferson City, Missouri and Cindy Minnick and husband John of Clinton, Missouri; four grandchildren, Kristen McClellan Thiessen of Colorado Springs, Colorado, Connor McClellan of Springfield, Missouri, Nora Baumgarden and Grace Minnick, both of Clinton and one great-granddaughter, Ireland Marie McClure of Clinton as well as one niece, Rebecca Brown of Columbia, Missouri and two nephews, Eddie Brown of Montrose and Larry Brown of Clinton. Funeral services were held at Vansant-Mills Chapel on Wednesday, November 17. Interment was in Englewood Cemetery.

PRATER, Thomas Henry
b: Aug 3 1928, Dallas, Dallas Co, TX
d: Feb 26 2012, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery PF-RH, Clinton, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Vansant-Mills Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 5 2012 - Thomas Henry Prater, son of Wallace Odell and Nora Marie (O'Keefe) Prater, was born August 3, 1928, in Dallas, Texas. He died on February 26, 2012, at his home in Clinton at the age of 83 years. Tom served in the United States Army in Korea. He was married to Dorothy Jane (Bryan) Prater, who preceded him in death on November 12, 2010. Tom retired from KCP&L in 1993 after working as a foreman machinist in the fuel department for 30 years. He also worked for Reliant Coal/Peabody Coal in Appleton City. He loved to deer and turkey hunt. Tom's hobbies included restoring John Deere tractors, sports cars and motorcycles. He was always helping friends in need. Tom was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy; his parents, Wallace and Nora Prater, and his brother, Wallace Alan Prater. Survivors include his daughters, Theresa McClellan (Rick), Jefferson City, and Cindy (John) Minnick, Clinton, and son, Matt, of the home; grandchildren, Kristen McClellan (Mike) Thiessen, Colorado Springs, Colorado, Connor McClellan, Springfield, Nora Minnick (Marc) Baumgarden, Clinton, and Grace Minnick; great-grandchildren, Amy Baumgarden and Ireland Marie Baumgarden; as well as numerous friends and family. Funeral services were held Wednesday, February 29 at Vansant-Mills Chapel. Interment was in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

PRATER, Wallace Alan
b: Mar 28 1923, Stafford, Stafford Co, KS
d: May 18 2005, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery PF-RH, Clinton, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Vansant-Mills Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jun 8 2005 - Wallace Alan Prater of Clinton was born March 28, 1923, in Stafford, Kansas, the son of Wallace Odell and Nora Marie O'Keefe Prater. He died May 18, 2005, at his home at the age of 82 years. Alan was an Eagle Scout and member of the tribe of the Mic-O-Say. He graduated from Clinton High School in 1942. He studied Mechanical Engineering at the University of Missouri in Columbia. He served in the Army Air Corps in World War II with tours of duty in Northern Africa, Italy and Southern France. He was employed by the Pioneer Coal Company near Appleton City until they closed in 1963. He spent the remainder of his life farming and raising cattle on the family farm north of Clinton. Alan was an avid supporter of the Missouri Tigers football program, Clinton High School basketball and the Kansas City Royals. Alan is survived by a brother, Tom and his wife Dorothy, Clinton; two nieces, Theresa McClellan and family of Jefferson City and Cindy Minnick and family of Clinton and a nephew, Matthew, also of Clinton. Funeral services were held at Vansant-Mills Chapel Saturday, May 21. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

PRATHER, Lottie Mae ZELLERS
b: Oct 14 1919, Urich, Henry Co, MO
d: Jul 2 2002, Ft. Scott, Bourbon Co, KS
bur:
Norris Cemetery, Big Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jul 3 2002 - Lottie Mae Prather, 82, Fort Scott, Kansas, died Tuesday, July 2, 2002, at Fort Scott Mercy Hospital. She was born October 14, 1919, in Urich, the daughter of George C. and Myrtle Amy Smith Zellers. She married Raymond Neal Prather April 14, 1938 at Clinton. He died January 26, 1996. She helped with the family farm and also worked at Key Industries for 17 years and Western Insurance Company for 11 years. She was a member of the First Baptist Church, the Women of Western (WOW) and enjoyed quilting with the West Liberty Ladies. Survivors included a daughter, Janice Lawless, Joplin; two sons, James Prather, Bella Vista, Arkansas, and Roger Prather, Chanute, Kansas; five grandchildren; four step-grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by one son, Ronald Wayne Prather; three brothers, Audrey, Luther and Arthur Zellers, and one sister, Anna Mae Mendenhall. Funeral services will be Friday, July 5, in the Cheney Witt Memorial Chapel. Burial will be in the Norris Cemetery at Hartwell.

PRESIDENT, Leo
b: Dec 28 1905, Lincoln, Benton Co, MO
d: Apr 23 1993, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
bur:
Laurel Oak Cemetery PA-QU, Windsor, Windsor Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Leo President, 87, central Kansas City, died Friday, April 23, 1993 at the home. Services will be Saturday at the Second Missionary Baptist Church of Windsor; burial in Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor. Mr. President was born in Lincoln and lived in the Kansas City area most of his life. He was an interior and exterior decorator before he retired. He was a member of the church. Survivors include two daughters, Vera Roulette and Ruth Thomas; a brother Titus President, and two sisters, Quindola Miniefee and Ella Tiplar, all of Kansas City; 10 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren and 10 great-great-grandchildren.

PRESSGROVE, Joseph L. "JL"
b: Nov 12 1909, Bovina, TX
d: Dec 9 2006, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery PF-RH, Clinton, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Consalus Funeral Homes

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Dec 13 2006 - Joseph "J. L." Pressgrove, 97, Clinton, died Saturday, December 9, 2006, at Golden Valley Hospital. He was born on November 12, 1909, in Bovina, Texas, son of Ulysses Sherman Pressgrove and Anna Mary Hunley Pressgrove. He married the former Mary Virginia Groff of Clinton on August 28, 1948, in Kansas City. Preceding him in death were his parents; two brothers, Leon and LeRoy; three sisters, Ada, Verna and Violet, and nephews, Calvin Smith, Clinton, and Robert Groff, Omaha, Nebraska, and a niece, Marilyn Groff Larsen, Omaha, Nebraska. Survivors include his wife Mary, and nieces and nephews, Shirley Rosser, Duncan, Oklahoma, Nancy Cool, Topeka, Kansas, Karen Figge, Topeka, Kansas, Joy Crawford and Betty Bramcale of Clinton, Ronald Pressgrove, Topeka, Kansas, Roger Pressgrove, California, Harold Smith and Norman Smith of Clinton and Glen Groff, Florida. Joe was also survived by numerous great-nieces and great-nephews, one of which was Gregg Smith, Clinton, a special caregiver. Joe was a farmer in Lyford, Texas, and the Brownsville, Texas area for many years. He was a Mason for 67 years. After moving back to Clinton, Joe and Mary returned to Texas each winter to see their many friends for as long as they were able. Joe walked every day and was very active until recently. Services were held Tuesday, December 12, at Consalus Funeral Home in Clinton with burial in Englewood Cemetery.

PRESSGROVE, LeRoy J.
b: May 15 1906, Mission, Johnson Co, KS
d: Nov 12 1992, Topeka, Shawnee Co, KS
bur: Czech-Moravian Cemetery, Marshall Co, KS

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - LeRoy J. Pressgrove, 86, Topeka, Ks., died Thursday, November 12, 1992 at Topeka Hospital. He was a brother of Joseph Pressgrove of Clinton. Mr. Pressgrove was born in Mission, Ks. and worked as a section hand on the Union Pacific Railroad. He is survived by his wife, Josephine, and two daughters. Services were Monday at the Verscheleen Chapel, with burial in the Czech-Moravian Cemetery near Della, Ks.

PRESSGROVE, Mary Virginia GROFF
b: Sep 7 1918, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
d: Dec 24 2007, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery PF-RH, Clinton, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Consalus Funeral Homes

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Dec 27 2007 - Mary Virginia Pressgrove, 89 of Clinton, Missouri, died Monday, December 24, 2007 at the Clinton Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center. Services will be held Friday, December 28, 2007 at Consalus Funeral Home in Clinton. Burial will be in the Englewood Cemetery. Mary Pressgrove was born on September 7, 1918 in Clinton, Missouri, the daughter of James Edward and Lelia V. (Logan) Groff. She grew up in Clinton and attended Clinton grade and High Schools. She married Joseph L. Pressgrove on August 28, 1948 in Kansas City, Missouri. He preceded her in death on December 9, 2006. After their marriage they lived in Texas returning to Clinton in 1979. Mary was employed by Valley Telephone Coop and was of the Methodist faith. She and her husband, Joseph also farmed. Mary is survived by five nieces, Joy Crawford, Betty Brazeale, Karen Figge, Nancy Cool, Shirley Rosser; five nephews, Glen Groff, Harold Smith, Norman Smith, Ronald Pressgrove and Roger Pressgrove. Also a number of great nephews and nieces, one of whom is Gregg Smith, a special caregiver along with Vinnie and Mary Jane. She was preceded in death by her husband, four brothers Clay, George Jackson, John Davidson and Hugh Groff and by an infant sister and two other sisters, Mildred Smith and Juanita Parker, two nephews, Calvin Smith, Robert Groff and one niece, Marilyn Groff Larsen.

PRESTON, Dora Fay ALBIN
b: Mar 23 1894, near Chilhowee, Johnson Co, MO
d: Oct 27 1994, Warrensburg, Johnson Co, MO
bur: Sunset Hill Cemetery, Warrensburg, Johnson Co, MO
arr:
Consalus Funeral Homes
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Dora Fay Albin Preston died Thursday, October 27, 1994, at the Warrensburg Manor Care Center in Warrensburg. Dora Fay Albin was the oldest of nine children born to Frank and Nannie (Taylor) Albin. She was born near Chilhowee on March 23, 1894, on what is known now as the Jim Collett Farm. She grew up in the Chilhowee community, attending school there and studying music under the late Miss Mary Kern. On March 31, 1915, Dora and Luther Elmer Preston drove by horse and buggy to Centerview and boarded a train for Warrensburg, where they were married. She attended the Union Church (now Methodist church) until after her marriage. She then joined the Chilhowee Southern Baptist Church in May of 1919. She was a faithful member wherever she lived, giving of her musical talent. In 1921, she joined the Order of Eastern Star. She went through the offices and served as Worthy Matron in 1925. She was a member over 60 years. She was also a member of the Chilhowee Senior Citizens. She lived all of her life in southern Johnson County, three years in Warrensburg, 40 years in Leeton and the rest of her life in and around Chilhowee. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Luther in August of 1959; four brothers and sisters died in infancy; two sisters, Mrs. Iva McReynolds in 1980, Mrs. Elizabeth Tillman in 1988; two brothers, Marion Albin in 1984 and Hugh Albin in 1989; one granddaughter, Deanna Collett McBee in 1988. She leaves a daughter, Mary Anna Collett, Chilhowee; one grandson-in-law, Richard McBee of Buffalo, MO., and one great-grandson, Wesley Eugene McBee of Buffalo; two nieces, six nephews and many other relatives and friends. Funeral services were Sunday, October 30, at the Chilhowee Baptist Church. Burial was in Sunset Hill Cemetery, Warrensburg.

PRESTON, Hattie Vera HARBSTREET MORGAN BYRD
b: Sep 12 1898, near Hartwell, Henry Co, MO
d: Apr 25 2003, North Kansas City, Clay Co, MO
bur:
Urich Cemetery, Bogard Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Vansant-Mills Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, May 27 2003 - Hattie Vera Harbstreet Byrd Preston, 104, Kansas City and formerly of Urich and Clinton, died Friday, April 25, 2003, at the Wright's Residential Care Center, North Kansas City. Hattie was born near Hartwell on September 12, 1898, to Mary and Otto Harbstreet. She was married to Oral Morgan in 1917 and widowed two years later when Oral died during the influenza epidemic of 1919 in Germany. In 1921 she was married to Clarence C. Byrd, also of Henry County and a veteran of World War I. Clarence had moved to Colorado for his health after the war, having been a victim of mustard gas attacks. He homesteaded near Durango, Colorado, and brought Hattie to the homestead as a bride. They had two children while living there, Richard and Norma. The Byrds moved back to Missouri in 1937 to be closer to schools and to be near their parents. Clarence and Hattie celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in 1971 shortly after they moved to a home in Clinton. Clarence passed away in 1973. In her mid-80's Hattie married Wayne Preston, also of Clinton. Wayne passed away in 1984. Surviving Hattie are a daughter, Norma and her husband Ted Smith, Kansas City; a son Richard and wife Jean Byrd of Durango, Colorado; granddaughters, Dr. Mana Hobson of Santa Rosa, California, and Marian Bock of New Madrid; grandsons, Mark Willie of Flagstaff, Arizona, David Byrd of Little Rock, Arkansas, and Chris Byrd of Fort Worth, Texas; six great-grandchildren and on great-great-grandchild. Hattie was a long-time member of the Christian Church in Clinton, the American Legion Auxiliary and the Eastern Star. Hattie will be remembered by those who knew her for her love of beauty and flowers and her sense of self. Funeral services were held at the Vansant-Mills Chapel on Monday, April 28. Burial was in the Urich Cemetery.

PRESTON, Jewell Berneece GRAY
b: Jul 14 1913, near Calhoun, Henry Co, MO
d: Oct 26 1991, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery PF-RH, Clinton, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Consalus Funeral Homes

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Jewell Berneece Gray Preston, 78, Clinton, passed away Saturday, October 26, at Golden Valley Memorial Hospital in Clinton. She was born July 14, 1913 on a farm in the Calhoun area. She was the daughter of Wellie L. and Chloe Raney Gray. She had one brother, Logan. She attended both Calhoun grade school and Shawnee Mound grade school. She graduated from Clinton High School in 1932. On June 8, 1940, Berneece married Leland Taylor Preston of Chilhowee. They were married in Clinton by Rev. Paul Stauffer, minister of the Christian Church. God blessed this union with two sons, Gary Gray Preston, Born November 5, 1941 and Jerry Leland Preston, born May 20 1944. Berneece accepted Christ at a very young age. She lived her life and raised her family in a way that brought God's smile upon her face at all times. In her younger years she enjoyed working in the church with all her friends as well as bowling on various leagues. In her later years she has enjoyed the fellowship at the Senior Center. Preceding her in death was her mother Chloe in 1949, her father Well in 1972, and her brother Logan in 1983. Berneece is survived by her husband Leland Taylor Preston of the home; her son Gary Gray Preston and wife Barbara, and their two children Julie Ann Fellhauer and Chad Taylor Preston, all of Clinton; another son, Jerry Leland Preston and wife Myrna and their two children Jennifer Jewell Preston, all of Lee's Summit; Sherri Adine Preston of Dallas, Tx. She also leaves one nephew, Gene Gray and his family of Clinton, and a host of friends. Graveside services were held Tuesday, October 29, 1991, at Englewood Cemetery.

PRESTON, Leland Taylor
b: Sep 16 1915, Chilhowee, Johnson Co, MO
d: Aug 4 1995, Raymore, Cass Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery PF-RH, Clinton, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Leland Taylor Preston, 79, Raymore, formerly of Clinton, died Friday, August 4, 1995, at his home. Graveside services were Monday, August 7, at Englewood Cemetery, Clinton. He was born in Chilhowee and lived in Independence and Clinton before he moved to Raymore two years ago. He was a meat cutter for United Super before he retired in 1977. He was a member of the Clinton Christian Church. He is survived by his wife Zelma of the home; two sons, Gary Preston, Clinton, and Jerry Preston, Lee's Summit; four brothers, Wilmer Preston and Stanley Preston, both of Warrensburg, Alva Preston, Buckner, and Estil Preston, Chilhowee, and four grandchildren.

PRESTON, Mary BANCROFT
b: Feb 5 1931, near Warrensburg, Johnson Co, MO
d: Mar 8 2005, Houma, Louisiana

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Mar 9 2005 - Mary Preston, 74, Houma, Louisiana, died Tuesday, March 8, 2005, at Terrbonne General Hospital in Hauma. She was born February 5, 1931, near Warrensburg, the daughter of John and Mildred Bancroft. On May 13, 1949, in Lexington, she married James Lee Preston, who died in March 1990. Survivors include five sons, Kevin, Houston, Texas, Monte, Hauma, Louisiana, Robin, Houston, Texas, Mitchell, Roanoke, Virginia, and Shane, Hauma, Louisiana; one daughter, Jayme Gayle Taylor, Warrensburg; 18 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren; her mother, Mildred Bancroft, Clinton; two sisters, Ann Kizer, Clinton, and Elizabeth Dameron, Chilhowee. She was preceded in death by her husband James; her father and three grandchildren. Memorial services are incomplete.

PRESTON, Zelma LINDSEY GREESON
b: Jun 27 1914
d: Mar 16 2006, Cass Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery PF-RH, Clinton, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Mar 27 2006 - Zelma Greeson Preston was born June 27, 1914, to William and Oneda Lindsey. She was the youngest of four children. During her childhood Zelma and her family resided in Windsor, then moving to Kansas City. They later moved to Clinton. Zelma and Tom Greeson married April 27, 1933. They had two children, RoseMarie and DeeAnn. Tom and Zelma successfully ran Greeson's Body Shop for many years in Clinton. They enjoyed numerous family vacations together. Zelma, a longtime member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church, held various offices, such as superintendent and office secretary. She also taught youth class. She also went door-to-door spreading the Word of God and selling children's Bible stories. Zelma enjoyed nature. Fishing and camping with her family and grandchildren were some of her favorite pastimes. She also had a great love of music and visiting with her friends and also reading the Word of Jesus. Zelma married Leland Preston. They resided in Raymore. They enjoyed several years of companionship until his death in 1995. Zelma died March 16, 2006. She was preceded in death by her daughter RoseMarie Nickell; husbands Tom Greeson and Leland Preston; sister Lela Attwood, and two brothers, Wilbur and Ernest Lindsey. She is survived by her daughter DeeAnn Batschelet and husband Gene, and son-in-law Bill Nickell; grandchildren Keith Nickell and wife Tammy, Mark Batschelet and Jean Wagner; two great-grandchildren, Monica Nickell and Liz Rodgers and husband Doug, and great-great-grandson Tyler Rodgers; three nieces, Geraldine Fleming, Dixie Eberting and April Woods; nephew Robert Lee Robbins, and great-nephew, Robbie Robbins.

PREVETE, John H.
b: Feb 8 1947, Rockville Center, NY
d: Mar 27 2004, Warrensburg, Johnson Co, MO
bur:
Laurel Oak Cemetery PA-QU, Windsor, Windsor Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Mar 29 2004 - John H. Prevete, 57, rural Green Ridge, died Saturday morning, March 27, 2004, at Western Missouri Medical Center in Warrensburg. He was born February 8, 1947, in Rockville Center, New York, the son of John Prevete and Ruth Anna (Andrews) Prevete. On July 6, 1969, at the El Dorado United Methodist Church, near Windsor, he married Rita True Galloway, who survives of the home. He served his country in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam War. He worked at the former Windsor Window Factory and later, in New York, he opened an auto body repair shop. He later joined the Teamsters Local 282 in New York, working as a truck driver for several years. After moving back to the Windsor/Green Ridge area, he joined the Carpenter's Local 777 in Kansas City where he worked as a carpenter until he became too ill to work. In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, Joseph Shelton Prevete, Green Ridge, and John d. "Jay" Prevete and his wife, Jennifer, Windsor; a daughter, Kelly P. Lewis and husband, Andrew, Easley, South Carolina; four grandchildren, Jaelyn Prevete, Jenna Prevete, Jaeci Prevete and Aubrey Lewis; two sisters, Ruth Deakin, Valley Stream, new York, and Rosie Evans, Glendale, Arizona, and nine nieces and nephews, Ruthy Murphy, Billy Deakin, Christopher Lenz, Rachelle Joronen, Jennifer Hunt, Sharon Upton, Danny Evans, Leeann Evans, Chyna Galloway Lenz. Graveside funeral services will be Wednesday, March 31, at Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

PREWETT, William Wesley
b: Dec 25 1836, Baltimore, Baltimore Co, MD
d: Jun 3 1896, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery PF-RH, Clinton, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Died at the family residence on East Green, June 3, 1896, after a short illness, W. W. Prewett, well known and respected citizen. He was born December 25, 1836 in Baltimore, Md. and at the age of 2, removed with his parents to Belmont county, Ohio, where he grew to manhood. He was married Jan. 1, 1863 to Elizabeth J. Amos of Monroe county, Ohio and their union was blessed with several children. He engaged in farming until 1881 when he came to Henry county, locating on the Ashby farm 3 miles northeast of Clinton, where he lived till a few years ago when he moved to Clinton. Since then he has been engaged in handling stock. A member of the M. E. church and a Christian gentleman.

PREWITT, James B.
b: Jun 13 1921, Pleasant Hill, Cass Co, MO
d: Aug 4 2005
bur: Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Pleasant Hill, Cass Co, MO
arr:
Langsford Funeral Home
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Aug 8 2005 - James B. Prewitt, 84, died Thursday, August 4, 2005. He was born June 13, 1921, in Pleasant Hill. He graduated from Clinton High School in 1939 and served his country in World War II from 1942-1946 as a member of the United States Air Force. His tour duty included Europe, Africa, Asia and the Holy Lands. His career included JR Prewitt and Sons of Pleasant Hill, Westinghouse and KC Life. He was a Scoutmaster and Sunday School teacher for many years and attended the First Baptist Church of Lee's Summit. He leaves his wife of 62 years, Ella Mae; two daughters, Patty Peterson and husband, Dave, Shirley Olson and husband, Rich; four grandchildren, Chris and Carrie Davis, Rick Peterson, Mike Peterson and wife, Julie, and their two children, Sydney and Jordan; a sister, Irene Henry and husband Bob, Clinton. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Janet Sue; his parents, Harry and Mabel Prewitt, and siblings, Marie Braun and C. Allen Prewitt. Funeral services were Monday, August 8, at Langsford Funeral Home, Lee's Summit, with burial in Pleasant Hill Cemetery.

PREWITT, Pauline SHULSE
b: Oct 12 1924
d: May 13 2005, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Urich Cemetery, Bogard Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, May 16 2005 - Pauline Shulse Prewitt, 80, Clinton, died Friday, May 13, 2005, at Golden Valley Hospital, Clinton. Graveside services were Monday, May 16, at Urich Cemetery. She is survived by one son, David Prewitt of Ft. Meyers, Florida; a daughter-in-law, Nova McFarland and husband Gary, Park Hills; one brother, Raymond Shulse and wife Genny, Clinton, as well as four grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

PREWITT, Retha A.
b: Jun 21 1905
d: Apr 24 2000, Wichita, Sedgwick Co, KS
bur:
Montrose Cemetery, Montrose, Deepwater Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Hill & Son Funeral Home

Clinton Daily Democrat, Apr 25 2000 - Retha Prewitt, 94, Wichita, Kansas, died Monday, April 24, 2000, at Life Care Center, Wichita. She is survived by two daughters, Mary Maze and Dorothy Gray, both of Wichita, Kansas, and one sister, Velma Stricker, Appleton City. Funeral services will be Thursday at the United Presbyterian-Methodist Church, Montrose, with burial in the Montrose Cemetery.

PREWITT, William Matthew "Matt"
b: Nov 17 1973
d: Jul 19 1992

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Former Holden resident, William Matthew (Matt) Prewitt, 19, was found dead of a gunshot wound in rural Lee's Summit over the weekend. Prewitt was found on his grandparents' property at approximately 10 a.m. Sunday. The Jackson County Medical Examiner's Office said it believes that the gunshot wound was self-inflicted, but that an investigation will continue. Prewitt was a 1992 graduate of the Lee's Summit High School and was enrolled at Longview Community College in Lee's Summit. He was the son of Patricia Ann Prewitt and the late William Prewitt of Holden. The family owned Prewitt Lumber in Holden until Prewitt was shot and killed at his rural home north of town in 1984. Mrs. Prewitt, who still claims that her husband was killed by an unknown intruder, was later convicted of the shooting and sentenced to life in prison.

PREZINGER, John Morton
b: Dec 3 1841, Ohio
d: Dec 30 1908, Sedalia, Pettis Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery PF-RH, Clinton, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Jan 9 1909 - John Morton Prezinger died December 30, 1908, at the home of his daughter in Sedalia. He was the son of Dr. J. M. Prezinger, who for many years lived at Euphemia, Ohio and came from Germany in early life. He was one of a very large family - only two still living, a brother, Dr. Mose Prezinger, and a sister, Mrs. Dr. J. R. Wellis, both of Dickinson, N.D. He was born December 3, 1841 and was 67. Married Clara Conard May 3, 1876. Five children, still living are Lettie Johnson of Clinton, Fletcher H. of Tacoma, Washington and Mrs. Addie Weakley of Sedalia. He moved from Ohio to Johnson County in 1869, where he engaged in the nursery business for about three years. He then moved to the Cal Conard farm, about nine miles southeast of Clinton, where many of the old residents will remember him, with his little ox team and homemade wagon. Here he leased five acres for five years, and again began growing nursery stock. He was so successful that before the five year lease was us, he was able to buy the 80 acre tract. This he at once planted in an orchard and those who knew him then will remember him and his thousands of bushels of apples, peaches and plums. One year he shipped by express 1800 bushels of peaches and 1100 bushels of plums, paying an express bill of over $2100. As his family grew up and his children left him, he parted with his orchard and bought property on South Main, where he lived for several years. Later he acquired valuable business property in Sedalia, where he lived for six years. He was an active member of the State Horticultural Society and of the K.P.'s in Clinton. During the long illness of his wife, his own health became impaired and after her death, he visited Eureka Springs for sometime. Not being materially benefited, physically and low spirited, he continued to fail until called to that better world. He was a man of remarkably strong character and unquestioned integrity. Just before he died he said: "We must all die. It is not hard to die, when we are at peace ... there is so little in an old man's life when the dearest part is gone." Burial in Englewood.

PRICE, Angeline Marie ARENS
b: Sep 3 1905, Montrose, Henry Co, MO
d: Jul 9 1997, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery PF-RH, Clinton, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Angeline Marie (Arens) Price died Wednesday, July 9, 1997, at Golden Valley Memorial Hospital in Clinton. She was born September 3, 1905, in Montrose, the daughter of Nicholas Francis and Anna Lenora Arens. She attended school at the parochial garde school and graduated from Montrose High School in May 1923. On June 4, 1927, she was united in marriage to Joseph T. Price of Clinton at the Immaculate Conception Rectory in Montrose with father William F. Roels officiating. Afterwards the newlyweds made their home in Clinton. For 70 years Angleline was a longstanding and faithful parishioner of Holy Rosary Church in Clinton, having served as a member of the St. Francis Circle as well as a valued member of the church choir for more than 30 years. Angeline and Joe celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary on June 8, 1997, surrounded by their family and many friends. Since she died on July 9, it was as though God had granted her a last privilege to enjoy her 70th anniversary. She leaves a loving family, including her husband, Joe; two sons, Donald J. and wife, Kathy, of Naples, Florida, and James R. and wife, Eula Fern, of Clinton; one daughter, Linda Ruth of Falls Church, Virginia; five grandchildren, Mrs. Howard Korey (Courtney) and Joseph Evan Price of Chicago, Illinois, Mrs. Tom Staton (Cheri of Clinton, Mrs. Chris Eberting (Terri) of Kansas City, and Christopher James Price (Laura) of Overland Park, Kansas; five great-grandchildren, Sarah and Nathan Jordan, Lauren Eberting, Claire and Joseph Price; a sister, Elizabeth Arens of Kansas City, and a brother, Clem E. Arens of Springfield, Virginia, and nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Tuesday, July 15, at the Holy Rosary Church in Clinton. Burial was in the family plot at Englewood Cemetery. Angleline's family remembers her as a dedicated mother and homemaker who loved her family by being a role model of purpose, discipline along with subtle sense of humor. She lived a long, fruitful life and will be missed by all.

PRICE, Barbara Jean DUNNING
b: Jul 15 1949, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
d: Mar 19 2006, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Maplewood Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Vansant-Mills Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 25 2006 - Barbara Jean Dunning Price was born July 15, 1949, in Clinton, the daughter of Miles Eli and Mildred Lorraine Miller Dunning and died Sunday, March 19, 2006, at Golden Valley Hospital, Clinton. She was raised in Deepwater and attended grade school and high school there, graduating in 1967. She became a Christian on May 1, 1960 and was baptized and joined the First Baptist Church in Deepwater. As a young girl, Barbara was active in her church GA's, the 4-H Club, the school band and cheer leading. Barbara worked for two years at the University of Missouri in Columbia. Upon moving back to Clinton she married Roger D. Price on October 2, 1971. She worked four years for the Kaysinger Basin Regional Planning Commission. IN May 1975 she and Roger purchased the Wilson Market in Deepwater and they later moved to Deepwater. She also worked for the City of Deepwater as treasurer, Golden valley Hospital in the Medical Records Department and was a secretary for University Extension Center in Clinton. Barbara and Roger purchased Movieland Video and the Conoco Station in Warsaw and they made their home there. Barbara was beloved by family, friends and all who knew her. Her boundless enthusiasm and energy are legendary. She could accomplish more in one hour than most of us could do in a day and many of those projects were for other people. She takes a piece of our hearts with her into the rest she so surely deserves. She will be missed. She and Roger were blessed with two children, Ryan Matthew Price, born April 29, 1975, and Eric Nicholas Price, born December 9, 1978. She is survived by her husband Roger of the home; her two sons, Ryan of Warrensburg and Eric of Lincoln, as well as three grandchildren; her brother Larry Dunning of Deepwater and her aunt Norma McVey of Clinton, as well as a number of other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held at Vansant-Mills Chapel, Clinton, on Wednesday, March 22. Burial was in Maplewood Cemetery, Brownington.

PRICE, Betty Jean NOLD
b: Aug 24 1927, Savannah, Andrew Co, MO
d: Dec 11 2005, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur: Savannah Cemetery, Savannah, Andrew Co, MO

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Dec 12 2005 - Betty Jean Price, 78, died early Sunday morning, December 11, 2005, at her home at 262 NW Highway 7 in Clinton. Services will be December 14, at Briet-Hawkins Funeral Chapel in Savannah. She was born August 24, 1927, the daughter of Raymond L. and Mildred Nold of Savannah. She is survived by her husband of 58 years, Eugene; daughter Peggy Jean Younger and husband Rex, Clearmont; son Leon Price and Carrie of Clinton; grandson Kris Younger and wife Sunny; their son and Betty's great-grandson Alex, Columbia, Dr. Kyle Younger, grandson, and his wife Alyssa, Overland Park, Kansas; brother Harold Hold, Savannah, and several nieces, nephews and cousins. She loved to cook and was a food service manager at Central Missouri State University in Warrensburg for 32 years. She retired as a state employee in 1991. She was involved in Rainbow Girls, a past Worthy matron in the Eastern Star. She was a member of the Christian Church. Burial will be at Savannah Cemetery.

PRICE, Bryan James
b: Aug 16 1964, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
d: Aug 25 1999, Calhoun, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Hadley Funeral Home

Clinton Daily Democrat, Aug 27 1999 - Bryan James Price, 35, Calhoun, died Wednesday evening, August 25, 1999, at his home in Calhoun. He was born August 16, 1964, in Clinton, the son of Lonnie James Price and Carol Virginia (Hicks) Price. He graduated from the Calhoun High School and had worked as a service technician at the Shepherd Auto Dealership in Camdenton. Survivors include two daughters, Shaine Thompson and her husband, J. R. Thompson, Calhoun, and Megan M. Price, Calhoun; his parents, Lonnie and Carol Price, Calhoun; grandson, Dayton Thompson, Calhoun; two brothers, Kendall Lee Price, Eureka Springs, Arkansas, and Chad E Price, Calhoun; paternal grandmother, Fern Price, Windsor; several aunts, uncles, cousins and two nephews. He was preceded in death by a son, Ryan Joseph Price; paternal grandfather, Maynard Price and his maternal grandparents, Earl and Josie Hicks. Graveside funeral services will be Saturday, August 28, at the Calhoun Cemetery.

PRICE, Donald Joseph
b: Jan 22 1931, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
d: Jan 11 2001, Naples, Collier Co, FL
bur:
Englewood Cemetery PF-RH, Clinton, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Sickman & Dunning Funeral Home

Clinton Daily Democrat, Jan 16 2001 - Donald Joseph Price was born on January 22, 1931, to Joseph T. Price and Angeline Arens Price in Clinton. He died on January 11, 2001, in Naples, Florida. An outstanding student and athlete, Mr. Price was a graduate of Clinton High School. He played basketball for legendary coach Henry Iba while attending Oklahoma A&M State University. Mr. Price graduated from Central Missouri State University where he starred on the varsity basketball team. After graduation, he completed two years military service before starting his business career with the Travelers Insurance Company. He attended graduate school at the University of Wichita and received his Charter Life Underwriter certification from DePaul University. Later he joined Johnson and Higgins, a private insurance company, in Chicago. He managed sales, new account acquisition and personnel development. He is also remembered by many as a friend and mentor. After 32 years he retired in 1996 as a principal and senior vice-president. A member of the University Club of Chicago for over 30 years, Mr. Price served on the House, Rules and Employee Benefits committees. For a number of years he was also an active fund raiser for the Latin School of Chicago. Mr. Price was a member of the Board of Directors and former Commodore of the diamond Lake Yacht Club, Diamond Lake, Michigan. In recent years he joined Kensington Golf and Country Club, Naples, Florida. In retirement, he and his wife of 40 years, Kathy, continued to pursue their lifelong interest in world travel and histories of other civilizations. He divided the balance of his time between residences in Naples, Florida, and Diamond Lake, Michigan. Mr. Price is survived by his wife, Kathy; his daughter, Courtney, and husband, Howard Korey, son, Evan, and granddaughter, Jillian Korey, all of Chicago, Illinois. Other survivors include his brother, James R. Price and wife, Fern, sister, Linda R. Price, uncle, Clem R. Arens, all of Clinton, as well as many cousins and nieces and nephews. Funeral mass will be held Thursday, January 18, at St. Clements Catholic Church in Chicago. Burial will be Saturday, January 20, in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton. - Blake-Lamb Funeral Home, Chicago, IL

PRICE, Elmer Jr.
b: Aug 13 1939, Stonewall, MS
d: Dec 20 1991, Blue Springs, Jackson Co, MO
bur: Sunset Hill Cemetery, Warrensburg, Johnson Co, MO
arr:
Ben Cast & Son-Wood Funeral Home
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Elmer Price Jr., age 52, Holden, Mo., passed away Friday, December 20, 1991 at St. Mary's Hospital, Blue Springs. He was born August 13, 1939 in Stonewall, Mississippi, the son of Elmer Sr. and Katie Mae (Doby) Price. He lived in Mississippi and for eight years in Lexington, Mo. before moving to Warrensburg in 1966. He moved to Holden in December 1991. On September 4, 1987 he married Inez Goodwin Frazier in Warrensburg. Mr. Price worked as a landscaper at Central Missouri State University in Warrensburg for twenty-five years. He was a member of Shiloh Baptist Church in Warrensburg, and he served on the Usher Board of the church. He leaves his wife Inez of the home; his mother Katie Mae Price, Stonewall, Mississippi; three stepsons, George Frazier, Kansas City, Joseph Frazier, Sacramento, Ca., and Steven Frazier, Holden; four stepdaughters, Queena Swartz, Blue Springs, Merita Stevens, Warrensburg, Julie Frazier and April Stout, both of Holden; four brothers, John Price, Harvey Lee Price, Patrick Price, and Mack Louis Price, all of Stonewall, Ms.; four sisters, Easter Pearl Cooper, Chattanooga, Tn., Sarah Looper, Beloxie, Ms., Barbara Ann Atterberry, Gaugier, Ms., and Mattie Lena Johnson, Racine, WI., and twenty grandchildren. Funeral service Saturday, December 28, 1991, at Shiloh Baptist Church, Warrensburg. Burial was in Sunset Hill Cemetery, Warrensburg.

PRICE, Harry Lee
b: Feb 5 1928, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
d: Apr 12 2004, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery PF-RH, Clinton, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Consalus Funeral Homes

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 26 2004 - Harry Lee Price was born February 5, 1928, in Clinton, son of Charles David and Luranah Ola Treadway Price. He died April 12, 2004, at Clinton Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center. He married the former Ruth Wisner and she preceded him in death. He was a member of the Brownington Baptist Church. He was an avid rose gardener and loved sharing his roses. Survivors include one sister, Betty Jane Jons, Springfield, and cousins, Jim Price, Raymond Houts and Linda Price, all of Clinton. Graveside services were held April 15 at Englewood Cemetery.

PRICE, Lavenna Fern BALDWIN
b: Jun 28 1917, near Worland, Bates Co, MO
d: Dec 6 2003, Windsor, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Hadley Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Dec 8 2003 - Fern Price, 86, Windsor, formerly of Calhoun, died early Friday morning, December 6, 2003, at Fern's Care Center in Windsor. She was born June 28, 1917, in Bates County, near Worland, the daughter of Lon Baldwin and Lura (Franklin) Baldwin. In September 1935, she married Maynard W. "Slick" Price, who died April 9, 1998. She was a homemaker. Survivors include two sons, Lonnie J. Price, Calhoun, and William M. "Bill" Price, Windsor; a daughter, Huberta Groneman, Kansas City; five grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson; a brother, Vernie Baldwin, Coffeyville, Kansas; two nephews and one niece. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by two grandsons, David Peel and Bryan Price; a great-grandson, Ryan Price, and a sister, Lois Jean Smith. Funeral services will be Tuesday, December 9, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial will be in Calhoun Cemetery.

PRICE, Lavina OAKES
b: Nov 8 1847, Rutland, Meigs Co, OH
d: May 17 1938, Osceola, Iowa
bur:
Englewood Cemetery PF-RH, Clinton, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
Mrs. B. F. Price, the mother of W. J. Price, about four miles east of Clinton, died rather suddenly about 5:30 p.m. May 17, 1938, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Phillip Miller, at Osceola, Iowa. Mr. Price, who was telephoned immediately, understood a weak heart caused his mother's death. She was born November 8, 1847, at Rutland in Meigs County, Ohio. In 1869 she moved to Iowa from where she and her husband and their son, W. J., came to Henry County in 1902, moving to the homeplace now occupied by the son. After the father's death in October 1918, the mother lived with her son and daughter. She lived just east of the Baptist church in Clinton several months about eight years ago, but since then had been in Iowa. Deceased joined the Freedom church about 30 years ago, and later became a member of the Clinton Christian church, where she retained her membership until death. She was a sweet and loving mother and grandmother and to her husband she was a devoted and wise helpmate. She is survived by her son and daughter, two brothers and a sister, living in northern United States. There are nine grandchildren. Funeral services will be at the Clinton Christian church on Friday. The body will be laid to rest in Englewood beside her husband.

PRICE, Loyal Raymond "Bud"
b: Oct 10 1918, Herrick, IL
d: Feb 17 2003, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Vansant-Mills Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Feb 27 2003 - Loyal Raymond Price, 84, Clinton, died at his home after a long illness on Monday, February 17, 2003. He is survived by his wife, Ella L. Price, and children, Charles Price and wife Kathy, Eldon, Diana Spitler, Clinton, Debbie Hestand and husband Johnny, Deepwater, Randy VanEaton and wife Brenda, Clinton, and Pamela Charles and husband Frankie, Clinton. One son, James VanEaton and one brother, Douglas Price, preceded him in death. He has 12 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Bud was born to Ernest and Frona Price on October 10, 1918, in Herrick, Illinois. Bud served as a captain in the Army during World War II. He went in on D-Day and was there during the entire time. He received the Bronze Star and French Croix De Guerre with valor. After the war, he came to Clinton and started the business, Price Rite Supermarket, in the early '50s. By the mid-60s he opened the Dodge dealership in the 70s he built Price's Campground. He also expanded with the Ugly Duckling Rent-A-Car and U-Haul business. Bud touched many lives and had many accomplishments, but when he accepted the Lord as his Savior, not only did he grow but he also influenced and brought many to Christ. He will lovingly be remembered for his tireless efforts in his work for the Lord and his generosity to so many in the Clinton community. He will be missed. Bud was a member of the Northeast Baptist Church (3-22-1998) and a past member of Gideon's International and the K.C. Scottish Rite Bodies. Funeral services were held at the Northeast Baptist Church on Friday, February 21. Burial was in the Clinton Memory Gardens Cemetery, Clinton.

PRICE, Martha E. "Mattie"
b: Apr 13 1852, near Abingdon, VA
d: Oct 17 1936, NW of Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery PF-RH, Clinton, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
Miss Martha Price died her home, four and a half miles northwest of Clinton, at 9:30 a. m. Saturday, October 17. Since the death about two weeks ago of her sister, the late Mrs. William C. Stollings, her prayers had been that she would soon join her, as she had been in ill health the past summer, and suffered from rheumatism several years. Martha E. Price, daughter of Robert M. and Jane Dishman Price, was born near Abingdon, Virginia, April 13, 1852. At the close of the Civil War she came with her parents to Henry County Missouri, where, with the exception of a few years, she has since resided. During her girlhood she united with the Christian church and as long as her health permitted, was a faithful attendant, always trying to walk in the footsteps of the Master whom she loved. When but ten years of age she won a Bible in Sunday school for memorizing Bible verses. She subsequently won two others in the same way. These Bibles, now worn with age and daily use, were treasured throughout her life, and their contents accepted as her daily guide. She was kind in the home, faithful to friends, sincere and earnest in the service of the Heavenly Father. Keenly appreciative of the many acts of kindness shown her by her neighbors, enjoying to the fullest their visits, she often said: "God bless them for their goodness to us." There was ever a strong bond of affection between the members of the family, and as one by one they were called home, and only she and her sister, Mrs. Stollings, were left, it was touching to see how they clung to each other to the last, this beloved sister preceding her in death a little more than two weeks. After the sister's passing, "Aunt Mattie," as she was lovingly called, often expressed the desire to "go home" and peacefully awaited the summons, speaking of her going as calmly as though she were going to a neighbor's home. "Aunt Mattie" leaves several nephews and nieces, and many friends who will miss her, but they an feel that she is now safe from the sorrows and sufferings of this world and is happy in her eternal home with those she loved. Funeral services were held at Consalus & Peck funeral home Sunday afternoon.

PRICE, Maynard W. "Slick"
b: Jun 18 1914, Pittsburg, Crawford Co, KS
d: Apr 9 1998, Calhoun, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Hadley Funeral Home

Clinton Daily Democrat, Apr 13 1998 - Maynard W. "Slick" Price, 83, Calhoun, died Thursday, April 9, 1998, at his home in Calhoun. Mr. Price was born June 18, 1914, in Pittsburg, Kansas. In September 1935 in Pleasanton, Kansas, he married Lavenna Fern Baldwin who survives of the home. He worked for the St. Clair Coal Company, Hume, and the Peabody Coal Company for 46 years. He was a member of the United Mine Workers Local 1255, Montrose. In addition to his wife, survivors include two sons, Lonnie J. Price, Calhoun, and William (Bill) M. Price, Windsor; a daughter, Huberta Groneman, Bella Vista, Arkansas; six grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandson and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a grandson, David; a great-grandson, Ryan, and 10 brothers and sisters. Funeral services were Saturday, April 11, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial was in the Calhoun Cemetery.

PRICE, Robert M.
b: Mar 25 1816, Washington Co, VA
d: Dec 31 1887, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery PF-RH, Clinton, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO Jan 8 1887 - We are sorry to announce the death of Robert M. Price, one of our oldest and most-respected citizens, at the home of his son Wm. F., at 5 o'clock last Sabbath morning. He was quiet and retiring in his disposition, his end was peaceful and happy - having been for 45 years a member of the Christian Church. He was a native of Washington county, Southwest Va., and was 71. His occupation was farming and he was successful, always affording his family an abundant living and at least some of the advantages of education. In 1834, when 18, he married Miss Jane Dishman and they had eleven children, as follows: Elkane, died in infancy; Robert M., died of a wound received in the army; George W., died at 20 at the University of Kentucky; Ota H., died about 17; Thomas C. died about 17; children now living are Mrs. Eversole, Virginia; Daniel E., E. O., Wm. F., Mrs. Stollings and Miss Mattie E., all of Clinton and vicinity. Mr. Price and family came to Clinton about 1867 and part of the family has resided here since. In 1873, he, with wife and several children, went back to Virginia but they returned last April and, with the exception of Mrs. Eversole, all were again united in Clinton and Henry County. On the breaking out of the late war, four of his sons, Robert M., Daniel E., E. O., and William F., joined the confederate army and all were in active service. In 1862, Emory and Daniel, having both been taken down with fever, were removed to Rockbridge Alum, a watering place in the celebrated Rockbridge county, VA. While lying sick here, their father came to visit and care for them and it was while thus engaged, in unremitting watchfulness and care, that he himself was stricken with fever, and sustained those injuries which left him a cripple and from which he never recovered. William and Emory were both at the Battle of Gettysburg. Here Emory was disabled by the loss of an arm and returned home and William continued in active service and only returned when Gen. Lee surrendered at Appomattox courthouse. In 1864, Robert was severely wounded at the battle of Moorfield, on the south branch of the Potomac river, W., Va. While prostrated here, his brother, E. O. left home to go to his assistance, and remained with him till the close of the war, he could not with safety be taken home before that time. Even now, the brothers, one of them in a precarious condition, were 300 miles from home, it was a mountainous region, the country had been devastated and impoverished, and the railroads and bridges broken up. The Confederate money, of which they had plenty, was utterly useless and the task which devolved on the well brother, E. O., on getting the sick one home, was a Herculean one. At certain points, he was at his wit's end and could see no help. Then, in his extremity, he on two occasions, applied to Federal authorities, Gen. Debaugh, post commander at Stauton, and one to Gen. Schofield, at Lynchburg, honestly telling them that he was a Confederate soldier. Both, without the least hesitation, rendered him all necessary aid - the former furnished him with an ambulance; the latter took him and his brother into a special car with himself and suite and carried them to a desired station on the road and neither charged a cent for the service. The youngest brother, George W., was a pioneer of the family in coming to Clinton. He came alone in 1866, a year in advance of the rest, traveling in company with the family of Stephen Loyd. On arriving in Clinton, he entered the office of Sellers Bros., publishers of the Clinton Advocate; but having the gospel ministry in view, and desiring to give himself the best advantages, and to excel in his chosen profession, he soon left Clinton and entered, as already stated, the University of Kentucky. Mr. Price's family have always been distinguished for their harmony and helpfulness to one another. Daniel E. is now a successful farmer in our county. Wm. F. remains at home, the stay of the family, and E. O. is the present popular and efficient treasurer of Henry County, having just entered on the seventh year of his service in that capacity.

PRICE, Ruth WISNER
b: Nov 29 1919
d: Jun 19 2003, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery PF-RH, Clinton, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jun 20 2003 - Ruth Price, 83, Clinton, formerly of Lowry City, died Thursday, June 19, 2003, at a local healthcare center. Graveside services and burial will be Monday, June 23, at the Englewood Cemetery. Among survivors is her husband, Harry Lee Price, of the home.

PRICE, Susan
b: Jul 17 1823, Ohio
d: Jan 3 1904, near Lookout, Pettis Co, MO
bur:
Tebo Church Cemetery, Leesville Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Missouri, Jan 16 1904 - Death of a Good Woman - Susan Price was born in the state of Ohio July 17, 1823 and died near Lookout, Pettis County, Jan. 3, 1904, from heart failure, caused by the shock of the death of her son, P. L. Price, just four days earlier. She was 81. In 1833, she moved with her parents, two sisters and a brother, to Springfield, Ill. Her mother soon died. In 1849, she married Joseph Price at Springfield and in 1870, they moved to Missouri. They had 12 children, five surviving her - Thomas of Salisbury, Ill; Mrs. Elizabeth Martin of Leesville; Mrs. Joel Elliott of Stuart, Indian Territory, and Charles and George Price of Clinton, where she had lived for 20 years, beloved by all. She had united with the Christian church in 1868. Her husband preceded her to the better world June 2, 1896. Her remains were buried in Tebo Cemetery on January 4.

PRICE, Terrence Alan
b: Jun 18 1956, San Diego, CA
d: Nov 2 2006, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
arr:
McGilley Funeral Home
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Nov 8 2006 - Terrence Alan Price, 50, Kansas City, Kansas, died November 2, 2006, at St. Joseph Hospital. Terry was born June 18, 1956, in San Diego, California. He lived in Southern California for the first 14 years of his life. Then he and his family moved to Clinton in 1970. He attended Clinton High School where he graduated in 1974. On May 19, 1979, he married Diane (Seufert) Price. They were married 27 years and had three beautiful children. They renewed their vows in May 2004 at Redemptorist Catholic Church. He worked for Honeywell in Kansas City for 29 years. In the '80s he worked on the Eagle racing team and was a member of C.A.R.B. He was a Boy Scout troop leader for over 15 years. He was an honorary warrior of the tribe of Mic-O-Say. He painted the fields for O'Hara High School for 10 years. He sang in the choir at Redemptorist Catholic Church. He was a member of the Irish Brigade Civil War Reenactors. He loved to listen to and sing Irish music. And most importantly, he loved to spend time with his granddaughter. Terry was preceded in death by his father Raymond Nicholas Price, and his mother-in-law Bernadine Claire (Neuman) Seufert. He is survived by his wife Diane (Seufert) Price; his mother Daphne (Davies) Price; father-in-law Henry Seufert; sons Patric and his wife Sarah (Clouse) Price and Nicholas Price; daughter Catherine Price of Clinton; granddaughter Celes Crebbs of Clinton. He is also survived by his brothers, Michael and his wife Jane Price, Kevin and his wife Veronica Price, Timothy Price and Brian Price; sisters, Daphne Price and Kathleen (Price) Fines and her husband Jim; brothers-in-law, Ron Seufert and wife Edna, and Jon Seufert; sister-in-law Donna (Seufert) Rohner and her husband Randy; 23 nieces and nephews and many great-nieces and nephews. Terry was a wonderful husband, father, son, brother and friend. He will be missed by many people. Visitation was held Wednesday, November 8, at Redemptorist Catholic Church, Kansas City. Mass of Christian Burial followed visitation.

PRIDGEN, Annie L. DEMPSEY
b: 1858, Brownington, Henry Co, MO
d: Jun 29 1928, Deepwater, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Maplewood Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Mrs. John L. Pridgen died Friday, June 29, at 9:45 A.M. - Mrs John Pridgen sat down on the side of her bed and quietly passed into that peaceful sleep. The end came sudden and without pain. Mr Pridgen, who is a night watchman at the block factory was asleep at the time in another room, he was called at one but his wife had breathed her last when he came to her assistance. She had been in poor health for a number of years and for the last six years was constantly under a Doctors care. All was done for her that could be done to relieve her suffering. The deceased was born in Brownington in the year 1858. she grew to womanhood in that vicinity. She was married to John Pridgen on February 28, 1880. To this union four children were born, William H. Pridgen, Corning, Iowa; Albert W. Pridgen, Kansas City.

PRIDGEN, Herbert R.
b: Nov 1 1907
d: Nov 2 1973, Houston, TX
bur: Floral Hills Cemetery, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO

Herbert R. Pridgen, 66, of Houston, formerly of Independence, died Friday at a Houston Hospital. He was born in Calhoun, Missouri, and had lived in Independence 20 years before moving to Texas in 1960. Mr. Pridgen was a retired truck driver for the Steel Haulers Company. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Mildred I. Pridgen of the home; two sons; George R. Pridgen, Houston, and Jerry A. Pridgen, League City, Tex.; two daughters, Mrs. Joan Bollinger, 1402 S. Home, Independence, and Mrs. Carol Sue Johnson, Houston; three sisters, Mrs. Zetta Chapman and Mrs. Grace Burch, both of Clinton, MO. and Mrs. Lola Chapman, Calhoun; 18 grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Services will be Tuesday at the Floral Hills Chapel; burial in Floral Hills Cemetery.

PRIDGEN, Jessie Donald
b: Jan 14 1823, Kentucky
d: May 25 1898, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, May 28 1898 - Jessie Pridgeon was buried Thursday at the Calhoun cemetery. He was 75, an old and respected citizen and a veteran of the Mexican war. Four children: one daughter in St. Louis; one son in Deepwater; John and William live near Calhoun. Boys, we can sympathize with you in your sore affliction.

PRIDGEN, Mildred Irene HERNDON
b: Dec 9 1909
d: Oct 10 1993, San Antonio, TX
bur: Floral Hills Cemetery, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
arr:
D.W. Newcomer's Sons Funeral Homes
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Mrs. Mildred Irene Pridgen, 83, Canyon Lake, Texas, formerly of Windsor and Independence, died Sunday, October 10, 1993 at a hospital in San Antonio. Services will be Thursday at Newcomer's Flora Hills Chapel; burial in Floral Hills Cemetery. Mrs. Pridgen was born in Windsor and lived in the Kansas City area before moving to Canyon Lake 34 years ago. Her husband, Herbert R. Pridgen, died in 1973. Survivors include two sons, George R. Pridgen and Jerry A. Pridgen of Canyon Lake; two daughters, Joan Bollinger, Independnce, and Carol S. Johnson, Canyon Lake; 17 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.

PRIER, Carl Edward
b: Jul 19 1907, Ohio, St. Clair Co, MO
d: Sep 1 1991, Lowry City, St. Clair Co, MO
bur: Kidds Chapel Cemetery, Chalk Level Twp, St. Clair Co, MO
arr:
Sheldon-Goodrich Funeral Home
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Carl Edward Prier was born July 19, 1907, in Ohio, Missouri, the oldest son of Samuel Edward and Delia Hutton Prier. He passed away September 1 1991, at the age of 84 years and one month. He spent his entire life on the family farm in the Ohio community. Due to his health he moved to Lowry City a short time before his death. He was an Army veteran of WWII, serving three and a half years. During his service time he served overseas, receiving five Bronze Starts and a good conduct medal. On August 8, 1984, he was united in marriage to Claudia Mae McCormack. He is survived by his wife Claudia of the home, two stepsons, Jerry Rains of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, and Bill Rains of Bolivar; two brothers, Ralph Prier of Odessa and Dorman Prier of Surprise, Arizona; four sisters, Mrs. Vallah Warner and Mrs. Dew Mathews, both of Osceola, Mrs. Dorothy Cain of Butler, and Mrs. Mildred Sims of Windsor; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; other relatives and many friends. Funeral services were Wednesday, September 4, at Kidd's Chapel Church. Burial was in Kidd's Chapel Cemetery.

PRIER, Pauline E.
b: abt 1918
d: Aug 4 2008, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
bur: Kidds Chapel Cemetery, Chalk Level Twp, St. Clair Co, MO

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Aug 5 2008 - Mrs. Pauline E. Prier, 90, Belton, died Monday, Aug. 4, 2008, at Research Medical Center in Kansas City. Funeral services will be Wednesday, Aug. 6, at Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel in Osceola. Burial will be in Kidds Chapel Cemetery near Lowry City.

PRIER, Ralph E.
b: Oct 14 1912, Lowry City, St. Clair Co, MO
d: Sep 4 1991, Odessa, Lafayette Co, MO
bur: Kidds Chapel Cemetery, Chalk Level Twp, St. Clair Co, MO

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Ralph E. Prier, 78, Odessa, died September 4, 1991, at the home. He was born October 14, 1912, the son of Samuel E. and Delia L. Hutton Prier, in Lowry City. He was married on October 15, 1949 to Ruby M. Ballard in Osceola. He was an Army veteran of World War II, serving from February 1942 to September 1945. He received five bronze Stars; four Campaign medals for Normandy, Northern Frances, Rhineland, Ardennes and Central Europe; the Silver Star and Good Conduct Medal. He moved to Odessa in 1965 and retired in 1977 as a water plant employee for the city of Odessa. Earlier he worked for Sheffield Steel in Kansas City and farmed at Windsor and Lexington. He was a member of the Knights of Pythias Olive Lodge #97, Odessa, where he was a past chancellor commander. Survivors include his wife of the home; four daughters, Linda Soendker, Mayview, Deborah Fiene, Betty Dyson, and Kathy Self, Odessa; a brother Dorman Prier, Boulder, Colo.; four sisters, Valley Warner and Dew Matthews, Osceola, Dorothy Cain, Butler, and Mildred Sims, Windsor; 11 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Services were Friday at the Kidd's Chapel Church near Lowry City; burial in the church cemetery.

PRINCE, Ellen Victoria "Vicky" HOUSTON
b: Jun 17 1950, Laurel, MS
d: Jun 5 2003, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery PF-RH, Clinton, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jun 17 2003 - Vicky Prince was born Ellen Victoria Houston on June 17, 1950, in Laurel, Mississippi. The youngest of five, Vicky was early known for her beauty and charm. She moved to Missouri in 1974 and received a teaching degree from Park College in Kansas City. She chose to remain in Missouri, teaching in a variety of locations throughout the western region of the state before settling in the Clinton area, where she lived for the past 16 years. Vicky's teaching career began at an inner city school in Kansas City. After two years there, she took a position in a three-room school in Westin. Vicky and two other teachers taught grades one through six for over 10 years together. She then taught for several years in various small towns near Clinton. This year was her first year teaching in the Clinton School District. She taught fifth grade at Henry Elementary. Vicky loved to travel and enjoyed many adventures - across the United States and abroad. In the late 70s she biked through Nepal and various regions of India. An avid learner, she loved to read non-fiction. Her inquisitive mind combined with her generous spirit provided the grist for her teaching style. Always putting the students' needs first, she touched many young lives with her commitment to providing quality education while instilling a passion for learning. In 1983 Vicky married her fishing buddy, Steve Prince, and two years later their lives were forever enriched with the addition of Stephanie Allison. The trio moved from Kansas City to the Clinton area in 1987 and was joined three years later by the delightfully spirited Emily Victoria. Vicky's girls were her pride and joy. Mother, wife, aunt, sister and friend, Vicky fulfilled all of her roles with grace, commitment and wit. Hers was a touch that even an acquaintance would remember. To family and friends, hers was a touch that will be forever felt. Vicky passed away unexpectedly on June 5, 2003 at Research Medical Center, Kansas City. In addition to her husband and daughters, Vicky is survived by her niece, Fran Dunaway of Seattle, Washington; sister, Caroline Dunaway of Biloxi, Mississippi; brother, W. C. Houston III of Biloxi, Mississippi; sister Geraldine Jefcoat of Shady Grove, Mississippi; sister Linda Young of Naples, Florida, and a host of nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Funeral services were held at the First Baptist Church, Clinton, on Monday, June 9. Interment was in the Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

PRINCE, Fannie M. SALMON
b: Dec 25 1859, Missouri
d: Sep 11 1886, Corsicana, TX
bur:
Englewood Cemetery PF-RH, Clinton, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
The Clinton Eye Sep 18 1886 - In The Better World - Last December, Miss Fannie M. Salmon became the bride of R. E. Prince and together, after a short honeymoon, they settled in Corsicana, Texas, followed by the best wishes of Mrs. Prince's host of friends here. They reluctantly gave consent to her departure, knowing that one of the brightest jewels of womanhood had been taken from us, never to be replaced, for by all - rich or poor - she was loved, and thus it was hard to part. Her home was a happy one in the adopted country, but earth's brightest flower will fade when stricken with the fearful fever now prevalent in that state, and in one week's time, death called her home. Her mother, Mrs. G. Y. Salmon, arrived but a few minutes before. Monday morning the remains arrived and were taken to the residence of Dr. G. Y. Salmon and at three, the funeral was preached by Dr. Moad at the C. P. Church, after which all that was mortal of Mrs. Fannie Prince was laid to rest in Englewood.

PRINCE, Odessa Betty
b: Jan 15 1919, Arkansas
d: Dec 13 2004, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur: Mt. Moriah Terrace Park Cemetery, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Dec 15 2004 - Odessa Betty Prince, 85, Clinton, died Monday, December 13, 2004, at Golden Valley Hospital, Clinton. She requested to be cremated and no funeral service held. She will be buried in Mt. Moriah Terrace Park Cemetery, Kansas City. She was born in Arkansas and was married to Gilbert Prince, who died in 1990. She is survived by two sons, Steve Prince, Clinton, and Lonnie Prince, Texoma, Texas, as well as four grandchildren.

PRINCE, Vicky Lynn SIERCKS
b: Feb 19 1962
d: Sep 12 2004, Milton, Santa Rosa Co, FL
bur:
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Sep 24 2004 - Vicky Lynn Prince went to be with her Lord on September 12, 2004, at her home in Milton, Florida, after a long illness. She is survived by three daughters, Chrissy Merand of Jacksonville, North Carolina, Jera Munson and Tonya Prince of the home and one son, Jerry Munson, Leeton; three grandchildren, Quentin Meyrand, Kayli Munson and Brice Munson, whom she adored; her mother and stepfather, Verna and Jim Walters of Calhoun; one sister, Barbara Sales, Lenexa, Kansas, and one brother, Steve Siercks, Kearney; two nephews and one niece, several aunts and uncles. Vicky was raised in and around Calhoun where she attended school. She was preceded in death by her father Robert Allen Siercks in 1977. Vicky was a joy and inspiration to all who knew her. Her health led her to live in Florida where she discovered she could paint wonderful seascapes. She will be sadly missed by her family and friends. A service was held in Milton, Florida, on Tuesday, September 14. Her remains will be sent to her mother for a graveside service and burial in the Calhoun Cemetery on Thursday, October 21.

PRITCHETT, Mildred "Millie" OSUCH
b: Jul 16 1913, Kansas City, Wyandotte Co, KS
d: Feb 2 2005, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery PF-RH, Clinton, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Feb 4 2005 - Millie Pritchett, 91, Clinton, died Wednesday, February 2, 2005, at her home. Funeral services will be held Monday, February 7, at Holy Rosary Catholic Church. Burial will be in Englewood Cemetery. She was born July 16, 1913, in Kansas City, Kansas, daughter of John and Mary Grendzinski Osuch. She married Austin L. Pritchett, who preceded her in death. She was an avid bowler for 51 years, a life member of the WIBC and has held every office with the Clinton Women's Bowling Association. She wrote an award-winning column for the Clinton Daily Democrat for many years. She was also preceded in death by her parents; an infant brother, and four sisters. Survivors include four sisters, Joan Hess, Kennewick, Washington, Mary Ann Liveley, Lenexa, Kansas; Helen Coit, Kansas City, and Margaret Murray, Joplin; many nieces and nephews, great-nieces and nephews and also great-great-nieces and nephews.

PROFFITT, Leighton Kamp
b: Mar 28 1923, St. Paul, MN
d: Jan 13 2003, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur: Memory Gardens Cemetery, Arlington Heights, Cook Co, IL
arr:
Vansant-Mills Funeral Home
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 21 2003 - Leighton Kamp Proffitt, son of James Chester and Stella Sarah Kamp Proffitt, was born March 28, 1923, in St. Paul, Minnesota, and died Monday, January 13, 2003, at Golden Valley Hospital, Clinton. Lee was an Army Air Corps veteran of World War II serving in Northern France and the Rhineland where he received the European Service Ribbon with three bronze stars, the Air Medal with three oak leaf clusters, the Distinguished Flying Cross and a Purple Heart. Lee owned and operated the Newport Press in Chicago, Illinois, and later moved to Clinton where he owned the Best Western Colonial Motel. He was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church, VFW Post 1894, and the Optimist Club, all in Clinton. He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Lorraine. He is survived by one son, James Leighton Proffitt of Calsbad, California; three daughters, Nancy Dickerson of Clinton, Donna Esse of Columbia, and Laura Price of Overland Park, Kansas, as well as 11 grandchildren and one great-granddaughter. Memorial service was held at the Vansant-Mills Chapel on Wednesday, January 15. Graveside services and interment were held in the Memory Gardens Cemetery, Arlington Heights, Illinois, on Friday, January 17.

PROFFITTE, Fred Vernon Jr.
b: Jan 19 1931, Oklahoma City, OK
d: Feb 10 2007, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Good Hope Cemetery, Bethlehem Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Mar 9 2007 - Fred Vernon Proffitte, Jr. son of Fred V. and Virgie Mae Miller Proffitte was born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, January 19, 1931, and died at Golden valley Hospital in Clinton on February 10, 2007, at the age of 76 years and 22 days. On September 2, 1950, he was united in marriage to Lois Jean White and to this union three children were born. He leaves to mourn his departure his wife Lois Jean Proffitte of Clinton; two sons, Michael Proffitte of St. Louis, Danny Proffitte of St. Ann, and a daughter Sherry Overshon of Gerald; as well as five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. He also leaves one sister Joyce Aldrich of Greenville, and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. Fred was a member of Hoisting Engineers Local 513 of St. Louis for 45 years as as an operating engineer. Memorial services were held at Vansant-Mills Chapel on Saturday, February 17. Inurnment was in Good Hope Cemetery, Clinton.

PROFFITTE, Lois Jean WHITE
b: Nov 16 1931, Piedmont, Wayne Co, MO
d: Jun 23 2008, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Good Hope Cemetery, Bethlehem Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Vansant-Mills Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jul 29 2008 - Lois Jean Proffitte, daughter of Joe Davidson White and Carrie Lee Walker, was born in Piedmont on Nov. 16, 1931, and died at Golden Valley Memorial Hospital in Clinton on June 23, 2008, at the age of 76. On Sept. 2, 1950, she was united in marriage to Fred Vernon Proffitte, Jr. and to this union three children were born. She leaves to mourn two sons, Michael (Diana) Proffitte and Danny (Pam) Proffitte, and one daughter, Sherry (Richard) Overshon; as well as five grandchildren, Jason Proffitte, Carisa Fryer, Tracie Gerber, Kassie Overshon and Eric Proffitte, and seven great-grandchildren, Tervor, Cameron, Cayden, Alyssia, Jason, Grant and Gabe. She also leaves two sisters, Bernice Mabury of Piedmont and Imogene Reed of Lakeland, Florida, and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, neighbors and friends. Lois was a member of Teamsters Union 688 in St. Louis, working in the pharmaceutical industry for 20 years. Funeral services were held at Vansant-Mills Chapel on Saturday, June 28. Interment in Good Hope Cemetery, Clinton.

PROSISE, Robert Alexander
b: Dec 5 1856, Clinton, TN
d: Jan 9 1936, Brownington, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Maplewood Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Jan 1936 - R. A. Prosise, beloved and honored throughout Henry county and one of Brownington's most prominent citizens, died at 5 a.m., Thursday, January 9, at the home where he had lived the past 28 years. He had been in declining health the past three years, his trouble being diabetes, and the last six months he was dangerously ill and suffered intense pain. Robert Alexander Prosise was born December 5, 1856, on the banks of the beautiful Clinch River at Clinton, Tenn. He grew to splendid manhood here and January 7, 1885, was united in marriage to Miss Emma C. White of Knoxville. The day of his marriage, he and his bride left Tennessee for Missouri, making their home first on a farm near Coal in Henry County. Later they moved to Mt. Zion and it was here that his wife died 35 years ago. Their only son, Thomas Dudley, died the same year as his mother and both were buried in Mt. Zion cemetery. later the bodies were removed to beautiful Maplewood Cemetery, south of Brownington. By this first wife, Mr. Prosise also had four daughters who survive: Mrs. Ella Bonwell, Detroit, Mich; Mrs. Wray Shadwell, Clinton; Mrs. Perce Bolinger, Coal; Mrs. Russell McElwee, Kansas City. Many years after the death of his wife, he returned to his childhood home for a visit and there met Miss Effie Hill of Knoxville. About a year later, he returned to Tennessee and August 23, 1917, he and Miss Hill were married. Twenty-eight years ago Mr. Prosise went to Brownington where he built the Brownington telephone exchange, which he owned and operated since, with the happy and untiring assistance of his wife since their marriage. The Brownington exchange operates in the town and has a toll line to Mt. Zion. It is also connected with the Bell and United Telephone systems for long distance calls. The exchange was noted for its outstanding efficiency as all service was prompt and willing. In all this work, Mrs. Prosise was closely associated with her husband, and she shouldered her full share of the responsibility on keeping the lines always in good shape and ready for use. In his earlier maturity, Mr. Prosise attended the Presbyterian Church, but in later years he went to the Christian Church as his wife joined it when she came to Brownington. He supported the church and its work in many ways. The great outdoors held a lifelong fascination for Mr. Prosise, and he was never more contented than when he was tramping the countryside with a dog and his gun or with a rod and line. He had a cabin on the Osage where he made frequent trips to hunt and fish and he was one of the most active and enthusiastic members of the Henry County Fox hunters Association. Mr. Prosise was interested in anything that meant the progress of his community. He was especially active in getting good roads to Brownington and one of his last acts along this line was to use his influence in getting the farm-to-market road which has just been completed from Brownington to highway 13, south of Deepwater. A jovial, friendly man, Mr. Prosise was known over the entire county and in many communities outside the county, and nearly everyone he met was added to his list of friends. Surviving Mr. Prosise besides his wife, who was ever a devoted and faithful companion, are his four daughters, also seven grandchildren, Chester and Glenn Smith of the U.S. Navy at San Diego, Calif; Franklin and Kathryn Shadwell, Clinton; Judson McElwee, Kansas City; Juanita Bonwell, Detroit; P. J. Bolinger, Coal; a great-granddaughter, Marjorie Ann Smith, San Diego; three brothers, Ed Prosise, El Paso, Texas; Tom Prosise, Ash Grove, MO.; and Lawrence Prosise, New Mexico; and three sisters, Mrs. Mattie Cardwell, Ash Grove; Mrs. Emma Townsend, Vinita, Okla.; and Victoria of Utah. Funeral services were held Friday at the Christian Church in Brownington. Burial was in Maplewood Cemetery. Many friends from Henry county and other nearby places attended the funeral and those from a distance were his brother Tom Prosise and son Clifford, and Earl Cardwell, Ash Grove; and Mr. and Mrs. Ray Conrad and daughter Mildred, Kansas City.

PROUSE, Minnie
b: Dec 28 1860, Germany
d: Sep 8 1904, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Bethlehem Cemetery, Bethlehem Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Missouri, Sep 17 1904 - Mrs. George Prouse, after a short illness, died at her home near North Station Thursday, Sept. 8, and after the funeral, remains were taken to Bethlehem for burial. She was born in Germany Dec. 29, 1860; was a Presbyterian; and leaves a husband and three children and a host of friends to mourn her loss.

PROVENCE, Cora Lee KING HALSEY
b: Mar 24 1917, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
d: Dec 6 1991, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Consalus Funeral Homes

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Cora Lee Provence, 74, died Friday evening, December 6, 1991 at Golden Valley Hospital. She lived at Kenton Place in Clinton. She was born in Clinton, March 24, 1917, the daughter of Elsie (Buck) King and Estella Porter King. She married George Halsey in 1933 and to this union four children were born. She was married to James Provence in 1969. He preceded her in death in 1990. Cora is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Ruth Radford, Clinton; two sons, George (Bud) Halsey, Blue Springs, and Raymond (Jay) Halsey, Belton; one stepson, Luther (Pete) Provence, Kansas City; one stepdaughter Claudia Reis, Edina, Minnesota; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Also surviving is a sister Lula Skaggs and a brother Clarence King, both of Clinton. Brothers and sisters preceding her in death were William King, Jimmy King, Buster King, Lena Carleton and Opal Humphrey. She was a loving mother and grandmother and will be missed greatly by all of those who knew her. Funeral services were held Monday, December 9, 1991, at Consalus Chapel. Burial was in Clinton Memory Gardens.

PRUESSNER, Alvin W. Rev.
b: Oct 19 1918, Lincoln, Benton Co, MO
d: May 21 1996, Hamilton, Caldwell Co, MO

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Rev. Alvin W. (A. W.) Pruessner, 77, died at his home in Hamilton Tuesday, May 21 He was born in Lincoln, Oct 19, 1918. He and his wife moved to Hamilton in 1965 from Elm Springs. He was a Baptist minister for 40 years. He pastored Harmony, Quarles, Tebo and Elm Springs Baptist churches. He was a pastor of the Hamilton First Baptist Church for 15 years when he retired. He served with the US Navy in World War II from 1942 to 1945. He married the former Virginia Houts Oct 28, 1942, in Independence. They had been married 53 years. Funeral services will be Friday, May 25, at Hamilton First Baptist Church. Burial will be in Highland Cemetery, Hamilton. - Bram Funeral Home in Hamilton.

PRUESSNER, Doris R. BERNARD
b: Mar 29 1925, Leesville, Henry Co, MO
d: Dec 16 2008, Overland Park, Johnson Co, KS
bur:
Tebo Church Cemetery, Leesville Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Consalus Funeral Homes

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Dec 19 2008 - Doris R. Pruessner, 83, Kansas City, Kansas, formerly of Leesville, died Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2008, at Garden Terrace of Overland Park in Overland Park, Kansas. Doris was born March 29, 1925, in Leesville, the daughter of Alva Ray and Anna Irene (Summers) Bernard. She was married to Billy Sherman Pruessner on July 10, 1943. Doris worked for over 20 years in the credit department of JC Penney in Kansas City. She played the piano, loved to sing and dance and was a country music fan. When she was a teenager she and her best friend sang on the local radio station. She was always smiling, cheerful and optimistic and such a wonderful grandmother who will be dearly missed. Survivors include one son, Billy Randall Pruessner and his wife, Nancy, Lenexa, Kansas; two daughters, Debby Warren and her husband, Mark, Overland Park, Kansas, and Denise Meyer and her husband, David, Warrior, Alabama; one brother, Alva Judd (Juddie) Bernard and his wife, Connie, Roseville, California, her longtime companion, Robert Nail of Kansas City, Kansas; six grandchildren. Amy, Kelly, Travis, Ryan, Valerie and Jennifer, and six great-grandchildren, Lindsey, Billy, Addison, Alyssa, Madison and Braxton. Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband Billy Pruessner, and her infant daughter, Linda Gail. Visitation was held on Friday, Dec. 19, at Consalus Funeral Home, Clinton. Graveside service followed at Tebo Cemetery, Leesville.

PRUESSNER, Margie Elma SELL
b: Aug 5 1923, Henry Co, MO
d: Jan 25 2000, North Kansas City, Clay Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery PF-RH, Clinton, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Consalus Funeral Homes

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Feb 3 2000 - Margie Elma Pruessner was born August 5, 1923, in Henry County, daughter of Hobart and Ora Lawler Sell. She died Tuesday, January 25, 2000, at North Kansas City Hospital. She grew up in Henry County and accepted Christ as her Savior in her early life and has always been active in the church. She played the piano, organ and French horn in high school. She graduated from Coal High School. She worked as a payroll supervisor for 30 years at Traders National Bank in Kansas City. She sang in trios, quartets and choirs. She loved to entertain with her family as well as travel and visit with relatives. She was a very dedicated family person who enjoyed life. She rejoiced in the event of new births. She and Oscar constantly received pictures of new babies born to nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Survivors include her husband, Oscar of the home; two sons, Derrel Lynn Pruessner, of the home, and John Keith Pruessner and wife, Diane, Fredericksburg, son, Jonathon L. H. Pruessner, Lubbock, Texas; step-mother, Norma Sell Chastain, Clinton; brother Derrell Sell, Kansas City, as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. A memorial service was held at Winnwood Baptist Church, Kansas City, on Thursday, January 27. Funeral services were held the same day at Consalus Chapel, Clinton. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery.

PRUESSNER, Martha Kathryn FISHER
b: May 10 1866, Johnson Co, MO
d: May 13 1939, 12 mi N of Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Tebo Church Cemetery, Leesville Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr:

Mrs. August Pruessner died at 12:30 a.m. May 13, 1939, at their home, 12 miles north of Clinton. Through her extended illness, she was cheerful and patient and as she waited for her body to grow stronger, she planned the numerous tasks she would again take up when she got well. She was in Clinton doing her usual trading May 5, but after rising the following day, was seized by intensive agony; returned to her bed and did not again rise. Death was due to a malignant disease. During the week she was bedfast, her devoted husband, children and grandchildren were constantly at her bedside, doing all possible to brighten her days and ease her suffering as she had so often done in ministering to others. Martha Kathryn Fisher was born May 10, 1866, in Johnson County. October 3, 1888, she was united in marriage to August William Pruessner and to this union were given eight children, four of whom survive to comfort the father: Albert Pruessner of Chilhowee; Oscar, near Leesville; Mrs. Ralph Knoles, Higginsville, and Mrs. Leonard Moree, Clinton. There are also 20 grandchildren and one great-grandchild, besides the following sisters and brothers: Mrs. Delia Dalton of Leesville; Laura, married and living in California; Doris of Willard, Ohio; Bill Fisher, Leavenworth, Kans.; Ed of St. Louis, John of Illinois, and Bob of Texas. Mrs. Pruessner was converted and joined the Baptist Church when 22 years old and in true consecration to the Master's service, she sought out the needy to help. to the sick she not only took food to strengthen the body, but also sustenance for the soul. She was a tower of strength to those in time of trouble or sorrow, and as she went about doing good, she did not forget to teach this to her children and grandchildren, as they kept busy with their extensive farming operations and livestock raising. Mr. Pruessner owned over 1,000 acres of land near Leesville, where they lived 33 years and reared their children. Mr. and Mrs. Pruessner were congenial and devoted, ever youthful in spirit with their children, teaching them happiness and holding before them a singleness of purpose to cement family ties with love for one another and consecration to the Master. Mrs. Pruessner sought the things of life that cannot be bought; the devotion of her family which was hers wholeheartedly; beauty from her flowers; a well kept garden with its rich yielding store; success with her highly bred flock of English White Leghorn chickens. Funeral services were held at the home near Quarles on Sunday. Burial at Tebo in the family lot under the direction of Consalus & Peck.

PRUESSNER, Oscar Sherman
b: Jul 27 1898, Benton Co, MO
d: Jun 3 1939, Leesville, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Parks Chapel Cemetery, Leesville Twp, Henry Co, MO
Oscar Pruessner of Leesville died about 10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 3, 1939, following a sudden attack of what was thought to be asthma with which he had suffered some time, although he had had no spells this winter. Saturday, when in the throes of the attack, he told his wife he was dying. He had just returned from a second look at his crops, the tending of which had been his life's keenest enjoyment, when he was struck with the attack. He called his wife, who with their daughter-in-law, Mrs. Wayne Pruessner, went to him, helped him on their porch and eased the pain as much as possible. While Mrs. Wayne Pruessner went for her husband in a field, the suffering man talked with his beloved wife before he slipped into the shadowy realms of eternity. Saturday morning Mr. Pruessner had talked with his son, Paul, while viewing the crops, and told him his physician said he had but a few more days on earth and requested that he take good care of Mrs. Pruessner, to whom Mr. Pruessner was most devoted. A short time later, he visited a neighbor, Hobart Sell, telling him that his time here was limited, then returned home again to look on the fields. His wife was unaware that he was worse than usual; did not know he had consulted a physician and when the last attack came as he was entering their front yard, she believed he would recover. She is prostrate with grief at their home. Oscar Sherman Pruessner was born July 27, 1898, in Benton County, Missouri, a son of August William and Martha Fisher Pruessner, and moved with them when about seven years old to the home where he had since lived. He was united in marriage to Miss Violet Vern Puckett, December 7, 1919, and to this union six children were born, all of whom are left to comfort their mother: Wayne, Junior, Paul, Billy, Lowell Dean and the little two-year-old daughter he loved so dearly, Isla Vern, all of the home. He also leaves one daughter-in-law, Mrs. Wayne Pruessner; his father, August William Pruessner, near Quarles; one brother, Albert Pruessner, near Chilhowee; two sisters, Mrs. Ralph Knoles, Higginsville, Mo., and Mrs. Leonard Moree, Clinton. Mr. Pruessner was converted and joined the Tebo Church at an early age and had since remained a faithful member. He was a true neighbor, for not only to those on adjacent farms, but also to those in need did he render kindness. He was a good husband and father for he dearly loved his wife, children and home; nothing was too good for them in his estimation, and their welfare ever came foremost with him. The high esteem in which he was held was evinced in the steady stream of neighbors and friends who poured into the house after they heard of his death, also in the crowd of over 400 which overflowed the Tebo Church for the last rites. He was ever true to his heritage, with a deep love for the farm and raising livestock, and after his parents moved to another community he continued to live on the homeplace successfully tilling the acres he had loved from childhood. Funeral services were conducted at Tebo on Sunday by Rev. Hugh Sperry, who three weeks before had conducted like rites for deceased's mother. Burial at Tebo. Brothers-in-law were pallbearers: Lester Puckett, Leonard Moree, Ralph Knoles, George Eberting, Evert French, Allen Foster. Mrs. Oscar Pruessner's sister, Mrs. Will D. Swazye, of Wichita, Kans., came for the funeral and for a few days with her sister.

PRUESSNER, Paul
b: Mar 19 1923, Leesville, Henry Co, MO
d: Jan 7 2000, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Parks Chapel Cemetery, Leesville Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Consalus Funeral Homes

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 10 2000 - Paul Pruessner, 76, Clinton, died Friday, January 7, 2000, at Golden Valley Hospital. Funeral services were held Monday at the Consalus Chapel, Clinton. Burial was in Parks Chapel Cemetery. He was born at Leesville on March 19, 1923, son of Oscar and Violet Puckett Pruessner. Preceding him in death were his wife, Dorothy, and two brothers, Wayne and Bill Pruessner. Surviving are two daughters, Carolyn Craig, Kansas City, and Beverly Kemp, Manor, Texas; one sister, Bernie Pelfrey, Roseville, Kansas; two brothers, Oscar Pruessner, Jr., Kansas City and Lowell Dean Pruessner, Liberty; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

PUCKETT, Alvin Lee
b: Aug 12 1931, Leesville Twp, Henry Co, MO
d: Dec 29 2007, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
bur:
Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Vansant-Mills Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 24 2007 - Alvin Lee Puckett was born August 12, 1931, in Leesville Township, the son of Lester and Lola (Hickman) Puckett. He died at St. Joseph Hospital, Kansas City, on December 29, 2006, at the age of 75 years. Alvin graduated form Clinton High School and then spent over 21 years in the Air Force. He served from 1952-1973 as a maintenance crew chief on B-36s, B-52s and C130s. After retiring from the Air Force he made his home in Clinton and operated a real estate business until his health failed. Alvin married Phyllis Glee Cooper in March 1952. To the union five children were born. His eyes would always light up when his family came to visit and he would enjoy listening about their lives and sharing stories. He was very involved with his family and they were the love of his life. He was always willing to help anyone in need. Alvin accepted Christ at an early age during a service at Tebo Baptist Church and was a m ember of Northeast Baptist Church. Alvin was preceded in death by his parents, Lester and Lola Puckett, and several nieces and nephews. Alvin is survived by his wife Phillis of the home; brother Lester Merle Puckett and wife Barbara; sons Paul and wife Karen, Harrisonville, Douglas and wife Linda, Olathe, Kansas, Norman and wife Sabrina, Mazon, Illinois, and Kenneth of Clinton; daughter Diane Richman and husband Mark, Holden; nine grandchildren, Angela Torres and husband, Jake Richman, Crista Thomas and husband, Shane Puckett and wife, Nicole Puckett, James Posey, Alex Puckett, Cassie Puckett and Justin Puckett; four great-grandchildren, Alex Thomas, Jillian Gabriel Torres and newest arrival, Eleanor Thomas, and many nieces and nephews. funeral services were held at Vansant-Mills Chapel on Monday, January 1. Burial was in Clinton Memory Gardens Cemetery, Clinton.

PUCKETT, Lester Merle
b: Jul 29 1927, Coal, Henry Co, MO
d: Mar 10 2012, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
bur:
White Oak Cemetery, Walker Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Consalus Funeral Homes

Lester "Merle" Puckett, 84, Urich, died on Saturday. March 10, 2012, at St. Luke's Hospital-Plaza in Kansas City. Merle was born on July 29, 1927, the oldest son of Lester Vincent and Lola Aritta "Hickman" Puckett of Coal in Henry County. He attended Shady Grove Grade School in Coal. After graduating from Coal High School, he enlisted in the Army and served in WWII. After serving in Germany and receiving his discharge, Merle attended vocational school for a year where he fine-tuned his skills as a machinist. He went to work for Peabody Coal Company as a machinist and worked there for 37 years until his retirement in 1989. He married Barbara on April 26, 1981. They made their home in Urich. Merle loved to travel, go fishing, antiquing and browsing flea markets. Of all the activities he enjoyed, the one he enjoyed the most was spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He loved them so much. Preceding Merle in death were his parents; a brother, Alvin Puckett; two daughters, Phyllis Hensevelt and Lisa Slinger; a son-in-law, Dennis Slinger, and a grandson, Derek Slinger. Surviving is his wife, Barbara; two sons, Edward Puckett (Mary Ann) and Brad Caldwell (Francine); five daughters, Marsha Smith (Ralph), Karen Davis (Ron), Laurie Thomas (Neil), Lana Wright (Bill) and Tammy Slinger; a son-in-law, Steve Hensevelt; a sister-in-law, Phyllis Puckett; 13 grandchildren and their spouses and seven great-grandchildren. A funeral service will be held Friday, March 16 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Urich. Interment will follow in White Oak Cemetery of Urich.

PUCKETT, Lola Aritta HICKMAN
b: Aug 26 1903, near Petersburg, IL
d: Aug 1 2004, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery PF-RH, Clinton, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Consalus Funeral Homes

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Aug 16 2004 - Lola Aritta Puckett, 100, born close to Petersburg, Illinois, August 26, 1903, the daughter of the late Louis Lillard and Lena Christena (Borchert) Hickman, died Sunday, August 1, 2004, at Golden Valley Hospital. She came to Clinton with her family in 1906. She was united in marriage to Lester Puckett on November 2, 1924. They had two sons, Merle Puckett and his wife Barbara, Urich, and Alvin Puckett and his wife Phyllis, Clinton. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Lester, who died June 4, 1961; four sisters, Louise Fox, Loreta Barnett, Lillie Sexon and Lita Smith; one brother, Lewis Hickman, and two granddaughters, Phyllis Hensevelt and Lisa Slinger. In addition to her sons, she leaves 11 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. She grew up on a farm six miles east of Clinton and received her education at a small one-room school at Bronaugh. She was converted at age 21 and joined the Good Hope Baptist Church, then moved her membership to Tebo Baptist Church when she married. She moved her membership to the Blairstown Baptist Church when they bought the Blairstown General Grocery. Lola moved to the Senior Housing in Urich June 10, 1990, and joined the Urich Baptist Church. Her greatest joy was being with her sons and their wives and families. She also loved her garden, flowers and the great outdoors. She considered everyone her friend and loved them all dearly. Funeral services were held Saturday, August 7, at the Consalus Funeral Home in Clinton. Interment was at Englewood Cemetery in Clinton.

PUGH, Mary L. MOORE
b: Oct 17 1931, Tipton, Moniteau Co, MO
d: Feb 26 2012, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery PF-RH, Clinton, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Vansant-Mills Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 3 2012 - Mary L. Pugh died at Golden LivingCenter-Westwood, Clinton, on February 26, 2012, at the age of 80 years. She was born October 17, 1931 in Tipton, the daughter of Albert Lee and Mary (Shaw) Moore. Mary was a homemaker. She was of the Christian faith and attended New Hope Baptist Church, Clinton. She was preceded in death by her parents, Albert and Mary Moore; brother Kenneth Moore, and infant sister. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law Clyde and Ann Pugh; son Robert Pugh, all of Clinton; daughter Helen Crapps of Sedalia; brother Charles Moore of Jefferson City; seven grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Wednesday, February 29, at Vansant-Mills Funeral Chapel, Clinton. Interment was in Englewood Cemetery.

PUGH, Timothy Marko
b: Jan 30 1962, Kansas City, Wyandotte Co, KS
d: Apr 5 2011, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur: Cremation

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 7 2011 - Timothy Marko Pugh, 49, Clinton, died Tuesday, April 5, 2011. Cremation. No services scheduled. Timothy was born January 30, 1962 in Kansas City, Kansas. He is survived by his parents Gerald and Nancy Pugh, Clinton; three daughters, Melissa, Misty and Chelsea; one granddaughter; two sisters, Jean Ellen Ballard, Clinton, and Cindy Lynn Burns, Calhoun. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Cass County Cremation Service, Harrisonville.

PULLEN, Craig Alan
b: Aug 24 1952, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
d: Oct 12 1991, Charleston, SC
bur:
Urich Cemetery, Bogard Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Craig A. Pullen of Goose Creek, S.C., the son of Gilbert and Frances Parker Pullen, was born August 24, 1952, in Clinton. He passed away October 12, 1991, at the V. A. Medical Center in Charleston, S.C., at the age of 39. He grew up in Urich and attended grade school there. He completed junior high and high school at Sherwood, near Creighton. He professed his faith in Christ at an early age, being baptized and united with the Urich Baptist Church. He later transferred his membership to the Northbridge Baptist Church in Charleston, S.C. He was a member of Goose Creek Masonic Lodge #401 and also a member of the Phi Theta Kappa fraternity. He served as president and southeast regional president of the organization. He has been honored by having an annual scholarship granted in his name at Trident Technical College of Charleston. He was united in marriage to Kathleen Kennedy Morris July 28, 1977. They spent most of their married life in Charleston, S.C., area, with the exception of three years in Satellite Beach, Florida, when he was stationed in Cape Canaveral. He served aboard the S.S.B.N. submarines Frances Scott Key, the Woodrow Wilson and the Casimer Polaski. He served at the Naval Ordinance Test Unit at Cape Canaveral, the USS Holland Submarine Tender and spent two years attending college under the enlisted Education Advancement Program where he earned an Associates Degree and was continuing classes at Limestone College. His last tour of duty was with the Polaris Missile Facility Atlantic at Charleston. He was retired on September 27, 1991. Funeral services were Thursday, October 17, 1991, at the Urich Baptist Church. Burial was in Urich Cemetery.

PULLEN, Elmer E.
b: Oct 10 1915
d: May 7 2010, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery PF-RH, Clinton, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Vansant-Mills Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jun 15 2010 - Elmer E. Pullen, 94, Clinton, died Friday, May 7, 2010, at the Golden Living Center-Westwood of Clinton. He was born October 10, 1915. Elmer was an electric lineman. He was a member of Masonic Lodge, El Monte, California, and the IBEW for 65 years. He was preceded in death by his first wife Ann; two sisters and a brother. Elmer is survived by his wife Joan of the home; stepsons, Rick and wife Connie Strope, Clinton, Joe and wife Marilyn Strope, Parker Colorado, and Doug and wife Vicki Strope, Belton; sister-in-law Mary Pullen, Minnesota, as well as numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Graveside services were held at Englewood Cemetery, Clinton, on Monday, May 10.

PULLEN, Gilbert Junior
b: Oct 7 1924, Creighton, Cass Co, MO
d: Mar 12 2012, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Urich Cemetery, Bogard Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Consalus Funeral Homes

Gilbert J. Pullen, 87 of Clinton, MO, died Saturday, March 10, 2012, at his home. Gilbert Junior Pullen was born Oct. 7, 1924, Creighton, Mo., to Gilbert "Gil" Henry Pullen and Eulah Grace Nelson. He married Willie Frances Parker Oct. 30, 1943, and to this union one son, Craig Alan, was born. Gilbert attended and graduated from the Creighton and Urich schools. After his marriage he and Frances made their home in Urich most of their lives, except for seven years when they lived in Kansas City where Gilbert worked in the warehouse district. Gilbert graduated from Barber school in Kansas City and served his apprenticeship in the Urich barbershop he purchased and operated for many years. It was a local gathering spot where everyone knew he would close shop three times a day so he could go home to care for his wife, who was an invalid for several years. They were a very devoted couple. After his retirement from the Barber Shop, Gilbert lived for a time with his son and family in South Carolina, where his son was a career Navy man. Gilbert returned to Henry Co. after his son's death in 1991, and since that time has lived in Clinton, Mo. Gilbert was baptized at an early age, and for most of his life has been a member of the Urich Baptist Church. Gilbert had been in failing health for several months with numerous hospital stays. He greatly appreciated his great niece and husband, Susan and Matthew Nelson, Olathe KS., with whom he stayed during recovery, and who stayed with him during his various hospital confinements. Gilbert apparently passed peacefully in his easy chair while watching TV, with a sandwich in his lap. He was preceded in death by his parents, infant brother Robert, half-brothers Paul and Kenneth Gregg Pullen, his beloved wife Frances in 1971 and his son in 1991. He is survived by his daughter-in-law, Kathleen Gomez, So. Carolina; nieces LaDon (Gordon) Brennan, of NY; and Karen (Jim) Timble of IL; step-grandchildren Paul A. and Stephanie Morris, brothers-in-law Gene Chandler, Creighton; and Herbert Parker, Independence; and nieces and nephews of his wife, including Norman and Roger Estep, Paulette and Glenn Chandler, Cindy Firestone, Carol Ann and Sandra, He also leaves several great nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends. Services will be Saturday, March 17th at the Urich Baptist Church. Burial will be in the Urich Cemetery.

PULLEN, Joan FOSTER STROPE
b: Nov 11 1930, near Appleton City, Bates Co, MO
d: Oct 26 2011, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
St. Marys Cemetery, Montrose, Deepwater Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Hill & Son Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Nov 1 2011 - Joan Foster Strope Pullen was born November 11, 1930, near Appleton City, to George Sr. and Eunice (Frey) Foster. She died at Golden LivingCenter-Westwood in Clinton on October 26, 2011, at 80 years of age. Joan and Richard H. Strope were married in 1950 and to this union three sons were born, Rick, Joe and Doug. They started their married life in Appleton City with Richard working at Schlichtman Hatchery and Joan as a homemaker. They moved to Independence in 1951 where Richard worked at Lake city Ammunitions. Joan was a devoted wife and loving mother. They moved to Montrose in 1960 where they owned and operated Strope Sundries until 1979. Following Richard's death on October 29, 1981, Joan moved to Clinton where she made her home. She met and later married Elmer E. Pullen July 11, 1992. They enjoyed their retirement years together until Elmer's passing May 7, 2000. Joan enjoyed cooking for her family, especially holiday dinners, spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Preceding Joan in death were her parents, her husbands, one sister, Elizabeth Foster, and one brother, George Foster Jr. Survivors include her three sons, Richard Strope and wife Connie, Clinton, Joe Strope and wife Marilyn, Parker, Colorado, Doug Strope and wife Vicki, Belton, and eight grandchildren, Kimberly and husband Jim Caffey, Jeremy Strope, Ben Strope and wife Claire, Kristina and husband Mark Calhoun, Kyla and husband Bryan Inman, Angela and husband Chris Steward, Ashley Strope and Derek Strope; three great-grandchildren, Deanna Strope, Carson Steward and Palynn Inman; four siblings, Stella Jones, Jake Foster and wife Georgia, Dora and husband Maynard Cole, and Margaret and husband A. C. Dines. Funeral Mass was held at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Montrose, on Friday, October 28. Interment was in St. Mary's Cemetery, Montrose.

PULLEY, Gene E.
b: Oct 18 1940
d: Jun 5 2003, ElDorado Springs, Cedar Co, MO
bur: Pleasant Grove Cemetery, ElDorado Springs, Cedar Co, MO
arr:
Sheldon Funeral Home
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jun 9 2003 - Gene E. Pulley, 62, ElDorado Springs, an upholstery shop owner/operator, died Thursday, June 5, 2003, at his home. Graveside services were Sunday, June 8, at Pleasant Grove Cemetery, near ElDorado Springs.

PUMPHREY, Harry Christopher
b: 1920
d: May 24 1943, at sea
bur:
Englewood Cemetery PF-RH, Clinton, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
Pumphrey Last Rites. Memorial services were held at the Second Street Methodist Church, Sunday, July 4, for Harry Christopher Pumphrey, Aviation Ordnanceman, Third Class, U. S. Naval Reserve, who died at sea, May 24, 1943. Relatives and friends paid a silent tribute to this fine, former, young Clinton businessman, who gave his life in the performance of duty for his country. Taps were sounded at the church, then flowers were placed on the family lot at Englewood.

PUMPHREY, John Wesley
b: May 6 1897, Montrose, Henry Co, MO
d: Sep 2 1921, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery PF-RH, Clinton, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Last Friday morning at 8:15 the New Day had come for John Wesley Pumphrey, for then he left his body of clay and went to the City Beautiful, away from the weary months and days of pain, for it was about a year ago he first became ill and had been sick all that time. The end came peaceably that morning and it seemed fitting that one in the morning time of life should pass to the Great Beyond in the early hours of the day. He was born at Montrose, May 6, 1897, being 24 years, 3 months and 28 days old. When a boy he moved with his parents to Clinton and this had been his home since with the exception of the several months he served in the army during the World War, he being on the sea enroute to France when the armistice was signed. March 7, 1920, he married Miss Irene Clark. Life seemed to offer much for this happy young couple, as they were both industrious and loved to work and play together. They went to a farm east of Clinton, but after only about six months he became ill. Then both he, his wife and his parents did everything to restore him to health. His father took him to another climate but as no apparent good seemed to come of it, he returned and skilled physicians were employed. at times he seemed to improve and hopes were entertained for his recovery but his constitution proved too frail. He was converted in the Wade Johnson Tabernacle meetings in the fall of 1917 and later united with the Baptist church. He was a good Christian boy and a faithful attendant at Sunday school, B.Y.P.U. and church. He was quiet by nature, but was always ready with a smiling face to greet his friends. We know he is enjoying the Heavenly Home, but it seems very hard to have to give him up to the young wife as she has a baby son Harry C. Pumphrey, who is 8 months and 5 days old who will miss the council of a wise father. His memory will be treasured in the little wife's heart and her little boy will always be taught to love his daddy, who is awaiting their coming on the other side. He also leaves his parents Mr. and Mrs. W. S. Pumphrey, one brother George, and one sister Miss Flora Pumphrey, all at home. The funeral services were conducted at the Baptist church Sunday afternoon, after which he was laid in Englewood.

PUNTNEY, John H.
b: Jun 18 1815, Pennsylvania
d: Mar 13 1893, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery PF-RH, Clinton, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Died Monday, March 13, about six o'clock, the immortal spirit of John H. Punteney passed to the better world, after a lingering illness of about three months. Born June 18, 1815 in Pennsylvania but while yet an infant was taken to west Virginia, where he lived until he was 16, when he went to Indiana to reside. In 1880, located in St. Clair County where he lived until about six years ago when he came to Clinton. He joined the North Methodist Church in 1836, has been a faithful Christian. He had been suffering from heart disease for several years. Leaves a wife and eight children. Burial in Englewood.

PURCHASE, Ercil L. DeJARNETT
b: Nov 5 1904, near LaMonte, Pettis Co, MO
d: Sep 14 2006, Sedalia, Pettis Co, MO
bur: Memorial Park Cemetery, Sedalia, Pettis Co, MO
arr:
Hadley Funeral Home
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Sep 15 2006 - Ercil L. Purchase, 101, of Sedalia and formerly of Green Ridge, died Thursday, September 14, 2006, at the Fairview Nursing Home in Sedalia, Mo. She was born November 5, 1904, in Pettis County near LaMonte, Mo., the daughter of Andrew Barton DeJarnett and Helen (Wood) DeJarnett. On May 13, 1926 in Pettis County, Mo., she married Carl Rager, who preceded her in death. On June 23, 1962 in Monrovia, California, she married John Purchase, who preceded her in death in 1975. Ercil’s early education began in a one-room school on 16th Street in Sedalia, called the Vanatta School. After graduating from LaMonte High School, in LaMonte, Mo., she began teaching school and attended college in the summers. She taught at Hickory Point and the LaMonte Elementary School and later earned a teaching degree from Central Missouri State University, Warrensburg, Mo. She taught school in the Green Ridge School district and she also taught school in California for a period of time, teaching in public schools a total of 30 years before retiring in 1969. Mrs. Purchase was a member of the Green Ridge Presbyterian Church serving in several offices and circle groups through the years. She was also a member of the Order of Eastern Star, Pettis County Chapter #279 and had received her 50-year pin in 1990. Survivors include two stepsons, Wilfred L. Purchase and J. L. "Chub" Purchase, both of Green Ridge, Mo.; a brother, A. B. DeJarnett, state of California; several nieces and nephews; nine step-grandchildren and several step-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a brother, Leonard DeJarnett; three sisters, Mae Ray, Ruby Marshall, and Dove Harkless; and a stepdaughter, Zelma Tullock. Funeral services will be Saturday, September 16, at the Green Ridge Presbyterian Church, Green Ridge, Mo. Burial will be in the Memorial Park Cemetery, Sedalia, Mo.

PURDOM, Sara Helen Reinay
b: 1993
d: Oct 5 1993, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
bur: Walnut Grove Cemetery, Ballard, Bates Co, MO

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Sara Helen Rinay Purdom, infant daughter of Mark and Debra Smith Purdom, passed away Tuesday, October 5, 1993 at Truman Medical Center West in Kansas City. Surviving are her parents, Mark and Debra Purdom, Kansas City; a half sister Elizabeth Purdom; her maternal grandparents, Jim and Kathy Smith, Kansas City; paternal grandparents, Gary and Carol Purdom, Blue Springs; and her great-grandfather Edwin Smith, Holden; her paternal great-grandparents Thomas and Darlene Brown, Blue Springs, and Iva Purdom, Blue Springs. Graveside services were Thursday, October 7, 1993 at Walnut Grove Cemetery near Ballard.

PURDY, Willis "Bid"
b: 1923
d: 1992

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Willis "Bid" Purdy died March 8, 1992, in Corona, California, friends here have learned. He was born January 19, 1923, in Clinton and served 21 years in the Air Force. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Roy H. Purdy, deceased. They formerly lived in Clinton. Mr. Purdy is survived by his wife, Pat, and a daughter, Deona Hughes; three grandchildren; one great-grandchild; a sister, Kathryn Boucher, and a brother, Patrick.

PURNELL, Harriett "Raylene" MARTIN
b: Aug 17 1921, Calhoun, Henry Co, MO
d: Oct 4 2002, Batesville, AR
bur:
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Sickman & Dunning Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Oct 7 2002 - Harriett "Raylene" Purnell, 81, formerly of Clinton, died Friday, October 4, 2002, at the Wood-Lawn Nursing Home in Batesville, Arkansas. She was born August 17, 1921, in Calhoun, the daughter of Ray and Jessie Martin. Mrs. Purnell and her husband of 63 years, Clifton "Gene", lived in Kansas City for many years where she worked for the Sealy Mattress Company and H.D. Lee. They later retired in Clinton. She is survived by her husband, Gene, Batesville, Arkansas; one son, Bob Purnell and his wife Judy, Batesville, Arkansas; one daughter, Bev Updike and husband Ted, Kansas City, Kansas; one brother, Bob Martin and wife Mary Jo, Sedalia; nine grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren, many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Funeral services will be Tuesday, October 8, at the Sickman & Dunning Chapel. Burial will be in the Calhoun Cemetery.

PURSLEY, Fred
b: Jan 18 1918, Alpena, Bonne Co, AR
d: Sep 17 1992, Warrensburg, Johnson Co, MO
bur:
Laurel Oak Cemetery PA-QU, Windsor, Windsor Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Hadley Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Fred Pursley, 74, Windsor, died Thursday afternoon, September 17, 1992, at the Western Missouri Medical Center in Warrensburg. He was born in Alpena, Arkansas, on January 18, 1918, the son of Homer Estemer and Virgie Angeline Jones Pursley. On December 20, 1945, in Harrison, Arkansas, he married Wanda Zeigler, who survives of the home. He was a farmer and a member of the First Baptist Church in Windsor, where he taught Sunday school for many years. In addition to his wife, he is survived by one son, Jess Pursley of Rolla; one daughter, Phyllis Flanagan of Rockford, Illinois, and four grandchildren. Funeral services were Sunday afternoon, September 20, at the Hadley Funeral Home in Windsor. Burial was in Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

PURVIS, Audrey SCROGHAM
b: Oct 3 1911, Worland, Bates Co, MO
d: Mar 14 1994, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur: Salem Cemetery, Walnut Twp, Bates Co, MO
arr:
Hadley Funeral Home
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Audrey Purvis, 82, Windsor, died Monday, March 14, at Golden Valley Hospital in Clinton. She was born October 3, 1911 in Worland, the daughter of George Elbert Scrogham and Mary Alpha Deaton Scrogham. In July 1972, in Clinton, she married Samuel Oliver Purvis, who survives of the home in Windsor. Mrs. Purvis was a supervisor in the chip department for Guy's Foods, Kansas City, for 27 years, before her retirement in 1972. She was a member of Windsor United Methodist Church. In addition to her husband, she is survived by a son Gene Cary, Montrose; two daughters, Donna Bell, Napoleon, Mo.; Joy Heinrich, Aiken, S.C., seven grandchildren: Sandra, Roger, Sammy, Amy, Karen, Diane and Patty; three great-grandchildren; Thomas, Michael and Christy; five sisters, Delma Mantle, Clinton, Ia.; Madelyn Sparks, Springfield, Veldeane Stull, Windsor, Delane Bixley and Elberta Mitchell, both of Clinton; one brother, Delbert Scrogham, Windsor. She was preceded in death by a brother, Glyn Scrogham. Funeral services will be Thursday, March 17, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial will be in the Salem Cemetery, Foster.

PUTTHOFF, Catherine Elizabeth RICHTER
b: Sep 27 1910, Montrose, Henry Co, MO
d: Feb 10 2004, Lee's Summit, Jackson Co, MO
bur:
St. Marys Cemetery, Montrose, Deepwater Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Feb 25 2004 - Catherine E. Putthoff died February 10, 2004, at Wilshire at Lakewood Care Center in Lee's Summit. She was born September 27, 1910, in Montrose, the daughter of Benjamin and Johanna (Blomert) Richter. In 1928 she moved to Kansas City. she worked at Sears Roebuck Catalog Center. She moved back to Montrose in 1930 and married Clem "Butch" Putthoff on June 24, 1930. They were members of St. Ludger's Catholic Church in Germantown. Catherine was preceded in death by her husband, Clem, on March 27, 1981; five brothers, Frank, Henry, Joseph, Benjamin and Leo Richter, and three sisters, Arlene and Rose Richter and viola Daldrup. She is survived by three daughters and two sons, JoAnna and husband Paul Hillerman and Joyce Smith, all of Montrose, Betty McKee, Kansas city, Bill Putthoff and wife Lola, Lee's Summit, and Jim Putthoff and wife Pat, Kansas City, Kansas. Also surviving are four sisters, Fern Hake of Montrose, Marie Nass of Simi Valley, California, Ruthann and husband Roger Atkins, Kansas City, Margaret Humphrey of Louisville, Kansas; two sisters-in-law, Thelma Richter of Grandview and Joan Richter of Montrose; 12 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren. Funeral mass was held February 14 at Immaculate Conception Church, Clinton. Interment was in St. Mary's Cemetery.

PUTTHOFF, Clifford Edward
b: Jul 19 1915, near Montrose, Henry Co, MO
d: Sep 30 1999, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery PF-RH, Clinton, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Sickman & Dunning Funeral Home

Clinton Daily Democrat, Oct 29 1999 - Clifford Edward Putthoff, 84, Clinton, died Thursday, September 30, 1999, at Golden Valley Hospital. He was born July 19, 1915, near Montrose, the son of William and Clara (Koch) Putthoff. In his youth he was in the CCC and had stories to tell of his life there. Many more stories were told of his military service to his country from August 1942 to February 1945, during which time he served in the European and Pacific area of the war. His early years in the service were the eastern part of the United States. He liked to study maps of those areas especially. Any history and map study was usually of great interest to him. On December 20, 1942, he married Mary Boden. As soon as his service to the United States was over, they began farming west of Piper until 1959 when they moved to a farm east of Clinton, where he continued farming until his retirement in 1996. Farming was a joint venture for them. His one love was farming. He never considered any other. Survivors are his wife, Mary, and two daughters, Rose Margaret Strickland, Independence, and Patricia Putthoff, Kansas City; one grandson, Cliffie Putthoff, Independence, and one granddaughter, Brandy Llona, Vandenberg Air Force Base, California; one great-grandson, Logan Putthoff, and one sister, Jeanette A. Rotert, Kansas City. He was a member of St. Ludger's Church, Germantown, until 1959 when he joined Holy Rosary Church, Clinton, where the funeral services were held on October 4. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery.

PUTTHOFF, Heinrich "Henry"
b: Jun 29 1800, Prussia
d: Feb 13 1888, Henry Co, MO
bur:
St. Ludger Cemetery, Deepwater Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Feb 18 1888 - Henry Putthoff, living 1 1/2 miles northwest of Montrose, died of pneumonia Feb. 13, 1888, aged 88. A native of Prussia and moved to Henry county in 1855. He has living in this county two children, 19 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren. One of his grandchildren is the efficient constable, W. H. Putthoff of Montrose. Buried in the Germantown Catholic burying ground February 15.

PUTTHOFF, Mary Elizabeth BODEN
b: Jul 9 1918, Montrose, Henry Co, MO
d: May 5 2003, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery PF-RH, Clinton, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Sickman & Dunning Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, May 7 2003 - Mary Elizabeth Putthoff died Monday, May 5, 2003, at the Clinton Healthcare and Rehabilitation Nursing Center, Clinton. She was born in Montrose on July 9, 1918, the daughter of Henry and Louise Firsick Boden. She married Clifford Putthoff, who preceded her in death. She is survived by two daughters, Patricia Putthoff of Kansas City and Rose Strickland and husband Ed, Independence; two grandchildren, Brandy Llano of California and Cliff Putthoff of Independence; two great-grandchildren, Summer Llano of California and Logan Hunter Putthoff of Independence; three brothers, Raymond Boden, Harold Boden and LeRoy Boden; six sisters, Kathren Wagner, Rose Story, Clara Mae Greufe, Florence Talley, Eleanor Seaton and Ester Douglas. Funeral Mass will be at Holy Rosary Church, Clinton, Thursday, May 8. Burial will be in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

PUTTHOFF, Theodore
b: Oct 21 1856, Germantown, Henry Co, MO
d: Dec 25 1935, Germantown, Henry Co, MO
bur:
St. Ludger Cemetery, Deepwater Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Theodore Putthoff, 78 years of age, died at his home in Germantown, Christmas at 1:00 p.m., following a nine day illness with pneumonia. Mr. Putthoff was born October 21, 1856, in Germantown, where he resided all his life, and those who lived near him knew him to be a good neighbor and a kindly friend. Funeral services were conducted at St. Ludger's church Saturday. Burial was in the Germantown cemetery. He leaves his widow, seven daughters, Mesdames A. E. Hewitt, Clara McMurray, John Bachofer and Miss Dorothy Putthoff, all of Kansas City; Mrs. Ted Rotert, Montrose; Miss Johanna Putthoff, Los Angeles; and Mrs. Geo. Wolfran, Nora, Ill.; three sons, Louis H., Kansas City, and William and Edward Putthoff, both of Montrose. He also leaves 25 grandchildren.

PUTTHOFF, Wilfrid Paul "Willie"
b: Jan 8 1951, Appleton City, St. Clair Co, MO
d: Oct 23 2006, Montrose, Henry Co, MO
bur:
St. Ludger Cemetery, Deepwater Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Hill & Son Funeral Home

Montrose MO - Wilfrid Paul "Willie" Putthoff, son of Norbert H. and Lauretta Frances (Cook) Putthoff, was born in Appleton City, Missouri January 8, 1951. He passed away Monday, October 23, 2006 after an eight year battle with brain cancer. Mr. Putthoff lived most of his life in the Germantown, Missouri community where he was loved and respected. He was a hard worker choosing to farm in his early adult life and then later becoming a truck driver for Farmland Industries. Willie was a friendly man who enjoyed the company of his family and friends. His hobbies included hunting, fishing, traveling and reading. Willie was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Montrose, Missouri and also the Montrose Activity Club. Willie was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Mary Putthoff. Survivors include three brothers: Gene and Beverly of Belton, Missouri, Joe and Nathalie of Appleton City, Missouri and Phil and Cheryl of Peculiar, Missouri; three sisters: Rita and Gary Schafer of Kansas City, Missouri, Rose and Stan Brann of Kansas City North, Missouri and Jane and Hank Swaters of Montrose, Missouri. Extended family includes aunts and uncles, Paul and Josephine Cook of Independence, Missouri, Joe Cook of Urich, Missouri, Ben Kalwei of Montrose, Missouri and Teresa Cook of St. Louis, Missouri. Willie is a loved uncle by his many nephews, nieces and great-nieces and great-nephews. Funeral services will be Thursday, October 26, at Immaculate conception Catholic Church, Montrose, with burial in St. Ludger's Cemetery, Germantown.

PUTTHOFF, William Henry
b: Jan 6 1854, near Montrose, Henry Co, MO
d: Jan 25 1940, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
bur:
St. Marys Cemetery, Montrose, Deepwater Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton, MO - Former Montrose Resident Dies - William Henry Putthoff, age 86 years, who retired ten years ago as night watchman for the Colgate-Palmolive-Peet Co., died Thursday, January 25, at his home in Kansas City, Mo., having been ill about six months. He was born near Montrose, January 6, 1854. As a young man he conducted a grocery business in Montrose, being located on what are now vacant lots just north of the Hopfinger Grocery. He moved to Kansas City 50 years ago. He was a member of the Catholic Church, the Holy Name Society, and the Modern Woodman of America. Surviving are two daughters, Miss Rose Putthoff and Mrs. Lee Turgeon, and a son, James Putthoff, all of the home; two other sons, Albert T. Putthoff, Kansas City, and Wm. J. Putthoff, Parkville, Mo., three brothers, John, Leeds, Mo.; Antone, Bonner Springs, Kans., and Frank of Montrose; four sisters, Mrs. Minnie Goeble, Mrs. Mary Rotert, and Mrs. Elizabeth Sickman, all of Montrose, and Mrs. Catherine Rotert of Joplin. Funeral services were held at Saturday, Jan. 27, at the Holy Trinity Catholic Church. Burial in St. Mary's cemetery.

PYLE, Hester M.
b: May 9 1913, Nosuch, MO
d: Dec 26 2004, Liberty, Clay Co, MO
bur:
Laurel Oak Cemetery PA-QU, Windsor, Windsor Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Hadley Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Dec 30 2004 - Hester M. Pyle, 91, of Liberty, formerly of the Sedalia and Windsor areas, died Sunday, Dec. 26, 2004, at the Liberty Terrace Nursing Home in Liberty. She was born May 9, 1913, in Nonsuch, the daughter of James Ezra and Bertha Eunice Curtis Green. On Aug. 15, 1934, in Calhoun, she was married to Charles Ray Pyle, who died May 3, 1990. Mrs. Pyle was a homemaker and a member of the High Point Baptist Church in Windsor. Surviving are two sons, Marion Edward Pyle, of Excelsior Springs, and Lawrence Elvin Pyle, of Sibley; a daughter, Juanita Ilene Birchwood, of Longwood, Fla.; a brother, Norris Eldon Green, of Avon Park, Fla.; 17 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren. She was predeceased by a daughter, Lavernia May Pyle; a son, Charles Curtis Pyle; six brothers, Charles Green, Ralph Green, Morris Green, Horris Green, Bobby Green and Dale Edward Green; a sister, Lillian Laverne Green; four grandchildren, Calvin Ray Pyle, James Edward Pyle, Angela Pyle and Shawn Jenks; and a great-granddaughter, Heather Pyle. Funeral services will be Friday, December 31, at Hadley Funeral Home in Windsor. Burial will be in Laurel Oak Cemetery in Windsor.

 

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