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STOCKDALL, Mildred Elaine HAWKINS
b: Sep 8 1932, Henry Co, MO
d: Nov 27 2003, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Union-Williams Cemetery, Cole Camp, Benton Co, MO
arr: Vansant-Mills Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Dec 15 2003 - Mildred Elaine Stockdall, daughter of Walter and Rebecca Maude Oryall Hawkins, was born September 8, 1932, in Henry County, and died Thursday, November 27, 2003, at her home in Clinton. she was a homemaker and lived in Henry County most of her life. She was a member of the Assembly of God Church. She is survived by her children, Raymond Stockdall and wife, Winona, Windsor, Joe Stockdall Sr. and wife Peggy, Clinton, David Stockdall, Buffalo, Otis Raymond Stockdall Jr. and wife Debbie Stockton, John Stockdall and wife Nena, Windsor, James Stockdall and wife Michelle, Clinton, and Paul Stockdall, Clinton. Barbara Davidson and husband Clifford, Mexico, Ruth Parnell and husband Donnie, Clinton, and Loretta Stockdall, Clinton; one sister, Margie Malone, Clinton, as well as 13 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; one son, Timothy Wayne Stockdall, and five brothers, Ralph Hawkins, Loyd Hawkins, Robert Hawkins, Raymond Hawkins and Clarence Hawkins, as well as one sister, Marian Lee. Funeral services were held at the Vansant-Mills chapel Monday, December 1. Burial was in Union Cemetery, Cole Camp.

STOCKING, John Edward
b: May 2 1937, Henry Co, MO
d: Nov 3 2008, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Laurel Oak Cemetery SH-ST, Windsor, Windsor Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Vansant-Mills Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Nov 6 2008 - John E. Stocking, age 71, of Clinton, passed away Monday, November 3, 2008 at his home. Graveside services will be 11:00 a.m., Saturday, November 8, 2008 at Laurel Oaks Cemetery, Windsor, Missouri. John was born in Henry County, Missouri. He lived in Windsor where he worked for the city of Windsor for many years. He moved to Clinton ten years ago. He was a member of the Clinton Christian Church. John is survived by two brothers, Eugene Stocking, Grand Junction, Colorado and Robert L. Stocking and wife Rosetta, Clinton, Missouri; one sister, Lucy Lindstrom, Clinton; sister-in-law, Dorothy Stocking, Clinton, Missouri; and a number of nieces and nephews.

STOCKING, Louis D.
b: Nov 12 1875
d: Mar 10 1911, Calhoun, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Creighton News, Creighton, Nebraska, Mar 16 1911 - Louis D. Stocking Dead - H. M. Stocking received a telegram from Calhoun, Mo., Friday afternoon, stating that his brother, Louis, was not expected to live. His father with his brother, H.B. Stocking of Plainview, left Saturday morning to be with him, but later news stated he died Friday evening. Louis D. Stocking was 35 years of age. For eleven years he lived on a farm west of Creighton, until moving to Missouri. He buried his wife four years ago and leaves two children, a father, two brothers and three sisters to mourn his loss.

STOCKING, Philip Ira
b: Dec 24 1925, Calhoun, Henry Co, MO
d: Aug 16 2006, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Vansant-Mills Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Sep 5 2006 - Philip Ira Stocking, 80, died August 16, 2006, at Westwood Nursing Center, following years of heart disease. He was born December 24, 1925, in Calhoun to Kenneth and Nona Stocking (Greenson). Philip graduated the 8th grade form Deer Creek School in Clinton and received his high school diploma from Calhoun High School in 1943. In February 1945, he joined the Army and was stationed in the Philippines during WWII. After the war, Philip returned to work on his parent's farm and the Windsor Shoe Factory. On May 22, 1949, he was united in marriage to Dorothy L. Harms in Windsor. To this union 13 children were born. Philip raised his children on a farm in the Deer Creek community of Clinton. In 1964, the family received Henry County Balance Farming Award. Philip was a member of the Henry County Swine Producers, Henry County Fair Board, 4-H Club leader and school board director for six years at Deer Creek School. The Stockings were members of Drake Chapel Methodist Church where Philip was trustee for nine years. Philip was active in the Veterans of Foreign Wars over 55 years. He held the office of commander, trustee and youth leader. Philip enjoyed gardening, antiquing, refinishing furniture, reading, writing and genealogy. In the 1970s, farming and carpentry was his profession. After retiring from farming, Philip worked at Wetzel Clinic and Westwood Nursing Center until 1991. He was preceded in death by his parents, Kenneth and Nona, and his sister Rosa Oskins. Philip is survived by his wife Dorothy of the home; six sons, Charles Stocking of Deepwater, Philip W. Stocking, Harold Stocking and Marvin Stocking, all of Clinton, Gary Stocking of Harrisonville and Bruce Stocking, Box Elder, South Dakota; seven daughters, Linda Hyde of Woodstock, Georgia, Marie Travers of Belton, Elaine Waugh of Raymore, Helen Abney, Joyce Webster, Jane Harrison and Anita Cook, all of Clinton; three brothers, Robert Stocking and John Stocking of Clinton and Eugene Stocking of Grand Junction, Colorado; one sister Lucy Lindstrom of Clinton, as well as 22 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Memorial services were held Tuesday, August 22, at Vansant-Mills Chapel, Clinton. Burial was at Calhoun Cemetery.

STOCKSTILL, Dan S.
b: Feb 16 1952
d: Aug 31 2006, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery ST-TY, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
arr: Vansant-Mills Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Sep 5 2006 - Dan S. Stockstill, age 54 of Calhoun, Missouri passed away Thursday, August 31, 2006 at St. Luke's Medical Center, Kansas City, Missouri. Funeral services will be Tuesday, September 5, 2006 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Clinton with burial in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton. He is survived by is wife, Deanna of the home; his mother, Maggie Stockstill of Quanah, Texas; three sons, Matthew Stockstill of Tyler, Texas, William Wojczyk of Colorado Springs, Colorado and Jeffery Gray of Knob Noster, Missouri; six daughters, Amber DiFebo of Dalton, Pennsylvania, Kairrie Harris, Michelle House and Tiffanee Gray, all of Calhoun, Missouri; three brothers, Leon Stockstill of Bun a, Texas, Gerald Stockstill of New Mexico and Luke Stockstill of Moore, Oklahoma as well as sixteen grandchildren.

STOCKTON, Herbert Reece
b: Jun 15 1919, Versailles, Morgan Co, MO
d: Dec 26 2009, Lebanon, Laclede Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery ST-TY, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
arr: Vansant-Mills Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 12 2010 - Herbert Reece Stockton was born June 15, 1919, in Versailles, the son of Floyd E. and Edna (Dinwiddie) Stockton. He died December 26, 2009, at the Christian Healthcare of Lebanon North, Lebanon, at the age of 90 years. Herb graduated from the University of Missouri at Rolla in 1941 with a degree in Civil Engineering. He served in the United States Navy during World War II as a Seabee. He married Mary Jane Dailey of Clinton in 1949. Herb retired from Armco Steel in 1985 where he was general sales manager for the Construction Products Division. He was a member of the Clinton United Methodist Church and the Meadow Lake Country Club where he was an avid golfer. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife Mary Jane in 1986, and a close friend and companion, Margaret Ann Spangler in 2008. Herb is survived by his daughter Mary (Ross) Stryker of Lebanon; his son Jim (Maureen) Stockton of Wichita, Kansas, and five grandchildren, Brian Stockton of Chicago, Illinois, Colleen Stockton of Phoenix, Arizona, Margaret Jane Stockton of Prairie Village, Kansas, Shannon Stockton and Kathleen Stockton, both of Wichita, Kansas. Funeral services were held at the United Methodist Church, Clinton, on Wednesday, December 30. Interment was in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

STOCKTON, Willie
b: Aug 20 1872, Gentry Co, MO
d: Aug 2 1898, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Bethlehem Cemetery, Bethlehem Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Aug 20 1898 - Willie Stockton, who lived south of town, died on the 2nd with throat troubles. Born in Gentry County August 20, 1872. He has been afflicted for about six months and almost lost his voice. He didn't feel too well the morning he planned to leave on a trip to Kansas, tho he ate heartily of some tomatoes his mother had prepared especially for him. About two o'clock he took a pain in his side while bathing his feed and his mother laid him on the bed. He died in about an hour. He made a profession of religion and wanted to be baptized before making the trip. Leaves a loving mother and brother. Burial at Bethlehem.

STOKES, Archie Elmer
b: Dec 31 1890, Meta, Osage Co, MO
d: Sep 29 1935, SE of Quarles, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery ST-TY, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
arr: Wilkinson Funeral Home

Clinton MO - The last rest came to Archie Elmer Stokes Sunday, September 29, at his home, 1 1/2 miles southeast of Quarles, after an illness of more than a year. For a time he was in a sanitarium to combat the disease that laid its hand so heavily upon him, but he was brought home that he might spend his last days amid familiar surroundings. Archie Elmer Stokes was born at Meta, Mo., December 31, 1890. He and Lida Seaton were united in marriage September 19, 1912, and they were given five children. They survive to comfort their mother. They are: Walter Arthur, Alma Ruth, Thurman Earl, Ida Marie and Archie Howard, all of the home. Also surviving are five sisters and three brothers: Jessie, Oliver and Albert Stokes, Mesdames Mary Copeland, Eva Barnhart, Sallie Barnett, Elsie Pendleton and Edna Venitz. Mr. Stokes professed faith in Christ early in live and united with the Christian church in Maries County. In 1920, he and his family moved to Henry County, locating three miles west of Clinton. When he moved to his last home about four years ago he united with the Quarles Baptist church. He was a faithful member and active until his health failed. He was devoted to his family, a good neighbor and a sincere friend. Possessing more than the ordinary amount of affection for his family and friends, Mr. Stokes easily made and held friendships. he never tired of doing good or lending a helping hand to others, and his kind words and deeds will ever remain fresh in the memory of his loved ones. He never complained during his last illness, his spirit was calm and he spoke of his desire to be with his Master. Funeral services were conducted Monday morning at the Quarles Church. Burial was in Englewood.

STOKES, Archie Howard
b: 1924
d: 1996

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Howard Stokes, 71, Liberty, died Saturday, April 20, 1996, at Liberty Hospital. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, April 23, at Mt. Moriah Terrace Park Chapel. He was born September 5, 1924, in Clinton. He was a member of the Liberty United Methodist Church and Local #239 of the United Auto Workers. He had been an inspector for Ford Motor Company at the Claycomo plant for 38 years, retiring in 1986. He served in the U.S. Navy during WW II. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Hazel Maxine Stokes, and a brother, Arthur W. Stokes. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy L. Stokes; three sons, James Stokes, Daniel Stokes and Mike Stokes; one daughter, Kelly Beard; one step-son, Willie Simpson; two sisters, Ida Richardson and Alma Waugh; one brother, Thurman Stokes; 16 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

STOKES, Flossie May ROBERTS
b: Sep 27 1917, Henry Co, MO
d: May 4 1999, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery ST-TY, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
arr: Sickman & Dunning Funeral Home

Clinton Daily Democrat - Flossie May Stokes died Tuesday, May 4, 1999, at the Westwood Nursing Center, Clinton. She was born in Henry County September 27, 1917. Her father was Henry Clay Roberts and her mother was Sarah M. Henny. She married Walter A. Stokes, who preceded her in death, as did her parents. Funeral services will be Saturday, May 8, at Sickman-Dunning Funeral Home. Burial will be in Englewood Cemetery.

STOKES, Hazel Maxine McCARTNEY
b: abt 1929, Des Moines, IA
d: Aug 22 1985, Liberty, Clay Co, MO
bur: Mt. Moriah Terrace Park Cemetery, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO

Liberty MO - Mrs. Hazel Maxine McCartney Stokes, 56, of 1044 Highland Drive, Liberty, dies August 22, 1985, at the Liberty Hospital.  She was born in Des Moines, Ia., and had lived in Liberty since 1962.  Mrs. Stokes worked for Montgomery Ward and Co. Inc.  She leaves her husband, Howard Stokes of the home; three sons, James Robert Stokes Sr., Lathrop, Daniel Howard Stokes, Liberty, and Michael Paul Stokes of the home; a daughter, Mrs. Kelly Ann Stokes Beard, Omaha; her mother, Mrs. Iola Pearl Slapper McCartney, Clinton; and three brothers, Walter Allen McCartney, Liberty, Robert Lee McCartney, Clinton, and James Logan McCartney, Independence; and five grandchildren.  Services were Monday at the Mount Moriah Terrace Park Chapel; burial in Mount Moriah Terrace Park Cemetery.

STOKES, Lydia Mary SEATON
b: Jan 15 1891, Meta, Osage Co, MO
d: Nov 26 1978, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery ST-TY, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
arr: Sickman & Dunning Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Dec 4 1978 - Lydia M. Seaton Stokes passed away November 26, 1978 at the age of 87 years, 10 months and 11 days. She was united in marriage to Archie Elmer Stokes September 19, 1912. He preceded her in death in 1935. To this union five children were born: Walter A. of Clinton, Mrs. Alma Waugh of Blairstown, Thurman E. of Baton Rouge, La., Mrs. Ida Richardson of Cleveland, Mo. and Archie Howard of Liberty. Also surviving are 11 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren; three brothers, Fred Seaton of Chilhowee, Evert Seaton of Burbank, Calif. and Homer Seaton of Clinton; two sisters, Mrs. Ruth Huenefeldt of Clinton and Mrs. Clara West of Holden. Her parents, three brothers and two sisters preceded her in death. She was a member of the Garland Baptist Church, which she attended until her health failed her. She made her home with her oldest son and his wife, Flossie, until about two years ago when she entered Chastain's Nursing Home, where she passed away. Funeral services were held at Sickman-Dunning Funeral Home. She was laid to rest in Englewood Cemetery.

STOKES, Walter Arthur
b: Mar 10 1914, Meta, Osage Co, MO
d: Nov 19 1992, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery ST-TY, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Walter A. Stokes, 78, 404 East Allen Street, died Thursday, November 19, 1992, at Westwood. - Walter Arthur Stokes was born March 10, 1914 at Meta, Mo., and passed away November 19, 1992 at Westwood Nursing Home in Clinton. He was the son of Archie and Lida (Seaton) Stokes. Walter grew to manhood with a deep love for the soil, and spent his happiest hours tilling the soil and watching God's miraculous hand at work, as the tiny seed sprouted, bore fruit, was harvested, and eventually must die. This, to Walter, was life. God takes the young baby, nurtures it until it sprouts into a person with personality and needs; eventually, it grows, and reaches adulthood; and ultimately, its peak. Then slowly it must reach the end of its journey. Today, Walter had reached that point. He has been plucked by the Master and is now enjoying the greatest harvest of all, in his Heavenly Home. When you realize how much farming meant to Walter, you can only guess how much more his country meant to him - for though he was a man who loved the land, his family, and his home, he was a man who didn't hesitate to answer his country's call - serving 38 months in the European Theater during World War II, and winning two bronze stars, a Good Conduct Medal, a Victory Medal, and numerous other medals for his heroic efforts on behalf of his country. It was here that he would win the most important victory of his life, for in a lonely foxhole amidst the sure and constant sound of gunfire and bombs bursting all around, Walter Arthur Stokes asked Jesus to come into his heart, and found peace while surrounded by the ravages of war. He was a man who came home from the war and found a job in the coal mine. During the ensuing years he worked hard, but the mine closed, and he returned to his beloved farming. These were the happiest days of his life. Later, he moved to Garland, where he lived for 35 years. Though he and his wife, Flossie, worked hard, they took great pride in their work, and their labor left them with a deep fulfillment. Our lives have been enriched by knowing and being a part of the life of Walter Arthur Stokes. Walter loved the land, and Walter loved God. We will never look out across the field or see a beautiful garden without remembering Walter. He will be missed sadly and remembered lovingly by his wife, Flossie, of the home; two brothers, Howard Stokes of Liberty, Thurman Stokes of New Orleans, Louisiana; two sisters, Mrs. Alma Waugh, Clinton, and Mrs. Ida Richardson of Cleveland, Mo. Also numerous nieces and nephews and a host of friends. Funeral services were held Saturday morning, November 21, at Sickman Dunning Funeral Home in Clinton. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery, resting next to his mother and father.

STONE, Beulah WORMAN
b: Jul 15 1904, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
d: Apr 24 2001, Windsor, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery ST-TY, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
arr: Vansant-Mills Funeral Home

Clinton Daily Democrat, May 14 2001 - Funeral services for Mrs. Beulah Worman Stone, who died April 24, 2001, were held April 27, at the Englewood Cemetery. Mrs. Stone was born July 15, 1904, in Clinton. She was the daughter of Jesse James Worman and Nettie Cromer Worman. She graduated from Clinton High School and from the McGregor Beauty College of Kansas City. On September 9, 1928, she married Melvin Clarence Stone, who preceded her in death in 1969. The marriage ceremony was performed by Rev. A. N. Lindsey, a close friend of the family and pastor of the Christian Church. Beulah was a lifelong member of the church and resident of Clinton. Mrs. Stone was an active member of the Roberta Rebekah Lodge for 70 years as well as the Ladies Encampment Auxiliary and of the Royal Neighbors of America for 76 years. Beulah Stone worked as a bookkeeper in the McKee Book Store in Clinton and as a beauty operator in the Classic Barber and Beauty Shop on the north side of the Clinton square, owned by her father. After marriage, Melvin and Beulah opened and owned Stone's Drug Sundry and Beauty Salon on the west side of the Square, where she continued as a cosmetologist. Mrs. Stone was a dedicated mother, serving as room mother for many years at Jefferson Park School, as a Blue Bird and Camp Fire Girl advisor and as den mother for the Cub Scouts. She is survived by two children, Jim M. Stone of Kansas City and Marlene Stone Cowan of Felton, Pennsylvania; a grandson, James Todd Stone of Dallas, Texas, and her daughter-in-law, June C. Stone, and son-in-law, Joel E. Cowan. Her home, family, travel and gardening were her greatest joys.

STONE, Charles Rossie
b: Mar 12 1914, Benton Co, MO
d: Jul 29 1991, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery ST-TY, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
arr: Consalus Funeral Homes

Charles R. Stone, 77, 38-B Wetzel Circle, died Monday, July 29, 1991 at Golden Valley Hospital, Clinton, Missouri. He was born in Benton County, son of Charles E. Stone and Mary Schumaker Stone. He is survived by one son, Harold Stone, Oceanside, California; one brother, Sylvester Stone, Kansas City; four sisters, Beulah Beard, Deepwater, Pearl Williams, Garden City, Christine Mudd, Cahokia, Illinois, Mamie Harrelson, Clinton. He has three brothers and one sister deceased. He leaves several nieces and nephews, cousins and friends. He served in World War II. He was a member of the Elks Club, Eagles, and VFW. He lived in Clinton several years. Cremation with no services.

STONE, Harold E.
b: Jan 23 1925, near Leeton, Henry Co, MO
d: Dec 4 2009, Warrensburg, Johnson Co, MO
bur:
Laurel Oak Cemetery SH-ST, Windsor, Windsor Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Hadley Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Dec 7 2009 - Harold E. Stone, 84, Windsor, died Friday, December 4, 2009, at the Western Missouri Medical Center, Warrensburg. He was born January 23, 1925, in Henry County, near Leeton, the son of Glenn Stone and Julia Opal (Askins) Stone. On July 29, 1950, at the Calhoun Christian Church in Calhoun, he married Doris Marie Northington and she preceded him in death on July 21, 2009. Harold worked for the J. E. Dunn Construction Company in Kansas City for a number of years and helped build several of the buildings on the Central Missouri State University Campus (now University of Central Missouri). He then worked for the Peabody Coal Company in Montrose from February 1974 until January 1987 and was a member of the United Mine Workers of America. Harold was a Navy veteran of World War II, serving on the USS Indiana Battleship. He was also a member of the Calhoun Methodist Church, V.F.W. Post 2610 Windsor, and was a retired member of the Labors Local 1290, Kansas City. He was an avid organic gardener and he enjoyed hunting and fishing. Survivors include a son, Donald D. Stone, Kansas City; three daughters, Luanne M. Sanders and her husband Don L., Windsor, Virginia S. Maloney and her husband Steve D., Columbia, and Dorene L. Stone-Ward and her husband Timothy W., Charlotte, North Carolina; 10 grandchildren, Patrick J. Stone, Kevin J. Stone, Michael F. Stone, John R. stone, Margie E. Stone, Tara D. Sanders, Davin L. Sanders, Daniel C. Maloney, Justin L. Maloney and Stephanie L. Koehler; three great-grandchildren, Zakary Maloney, Evelyn Maloney and Lyla Koehler; a brother, Robert L. stone, The Dalles, Oregon; a niece and a great-nephew. In addition to his wife, Doris, he was preceded in death by an infant brother, David Stone. Funeral services will be Monday, December 7, at the Calhoun Methodist Church, Calhoun. Burial will be in the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

STONE, Irvin Walter
b: Apr 23 1870, Dallas Co, MO
d: Mar 1 1933, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Carrsville Cemetery, Big Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Wilkinson Funeral Home

Clinton MO - Irvin Walter Stone died at his home at 506 West Jefferson street, at 10 p.m. Wednesday night, March 1. He was stricken with paralysis the previous Friday and realized this brief illness would be fatal, so had told his relatives and friends that he would soon be in Eternity. His one regret was that he had to leave his beloved mother, to whom he had ever been a devoted companion, especially so since the death of the husband and father J. H. Stone. Mr. Stone was born in Dallas county, Mo., April 3, 1870, and came with his parents to Henry county 56 years ago. He lived in the vicinity of Norris until nine years ago when he came to Clinton. Most of his education was received in Dallas county, but he attended Agricola school in the Norris neighborhood home year. Irvin Stone was always industrious. He took his first job away from home, at the age of twelve years. Since that time he had worked for other people until his youngest brother, Ralph, was grown, then the two had farmed together and the last few years they had operated a truck line. He was a bachelor. The supreme love of his life had been that for his mother, and never did he enter the home but what he called to her. This care was displayed in looking well to her welfare, and the heedfulness of her wants. An outstanding part of his character was the thoughtfulness he exhibited for others. In times of need or otherwise, his friends and neighbors knew him as one who offered his services freely, and did the little things which are so necessary to make the web of life complete and beautiful. Mr. Stone made his headquarters at the A. B. Hill Produce Company on North Main, and the business men along that street were all his friends. He was such a familiar figure there that it seems there is a vacancy, as if a building which had stood for years was suddenly removed. He is survived by his mother, one sister, Mrs. J. B. Cook, twelve miles east of Clinton, near Mt. Gilead; three brothers, Joe Stone, Mt. Washington, Aaron Stone of Warrensburg, and Ralph of Clinton. The funeral was conducted at the home Friday, then brief services at the graveside in Carrsville cemetery, where the body was interred.

STONE, J. W.
b: Feb 23 1938, Benton Co, MO
d: Nov 6 1999, near Windsor, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Laurel Oak Cemetery SH-ST, Windsor, Windsor Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Davis-Miller Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Nov 8 1999 - J. W. Stone, 61, rural Windsor, died Saturday, November 6, 1999, near his home. He was born February 23, 1938, in Benton County, the son of William H. and Eva Foster Stone. He grew up in Benton County and graduated from Lincoln High School inn 1957. On April 17, 1960, he was married to Shirley Meyer at Harmony Baptist Church in rural Windsor. They made their home on a farm in Benton County where he was a farmer. In 1962, he began working as a heavy equipment operator with the Operating Engineers Local #101 of Kansas City. He is survived by his wife, Shirley, of the home; two daughters, Kathryn Louise Edwards and husband, Berry, Warsaw, and Marsha Ann Mehrens and husband, John Jr., of Lincoln; four grandchildren; one sister, Margaret Stone, Windsor. Funeral services will be Tuesday, at the Lincoln First Baptist Church with Masonic services and burial held at Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

STONE, James E.
b: Mar 10 1936, Henry Co, MO
d: Jul 7 2009, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Laurel Oak Cemetery SH-ST, Windsor, Windsor Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Consalus Funeral Homes

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jul 13 2009 - James E. Stone, 73, Clinton, died Tuesday, July 7, 2009, at Golden LivingCenter-Westwood in Clinton. Jim was born on March 10, 1936 in Henry County, the son of Louis and Wadena (Jennings) Stone. His grandparents, Frank and Daisy Green, raised him in Calhoun. Survivors include two sisters, Thelma and Leona; his aunt Virginia Ritter, Clinton, and many cousins, nieces and nephews. His parents and grandparents preceded him in death. Graveside services will be Wednesday, July 15, at Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

STONE, James Henry
b: Jun 5 1850, Bradley Co, TN
d: Feb 21 1932, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Carrsville Cemetery, Big Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - James H. Stone died at his home on West Jefferson street, Sunday morning. He had laid down to take a nap while his wife was getting dinner. When she went to call him she found that life had passed, and called their son Irvin, immediately. Mr. Stone had crossed into Eternity quietly and peacefully in his sleep. Mr. Stone was born in Bradley county, Tennessee, June 5, 1850. He moved with his parents, when a small lad, to Missouri, where they resided in Webster and Dallas counties. He enlisted in the union army during the last year of the conflict, and served honorably and well for six months until the war was over, being only fifteen at the time of his discharge, one of the youngest soldiers in the Union army. They lived so near Springfield that they could hear the roaring and booming of the guns during the battle at Pea Ridge, and his patriotism was aroused to preserve the Union, and although so young, offered his service and life, if need be, on the altar for his country. On his return home, he was employed on a farm in Dallas county during the summer, and in the winter lived in Webster county. He was employed in Dallas county by a former soldier comrade of his, who was a brother-in-law of Margaret E. Drum, who later became his wife. It was in this home that he met her and they were united in marriage August 23, 1869. The marriage ceremony took place at Four Mile Prairie, in Dallas county. It was performed by a justice of the peace, while they were mounted on their horses. The bride wore an orange colored woolen gown, with tiny thread stripe of black. Her hat was white trimmed with a green wreath. Over her dress, she wore the customary riding habit, which was a long full skirt of tan chambray, with a white waist. It was the day of hoop skirts. Then a girl rode on a side saddle, gracefully and safely, in long skirts. They came to Henry County about 49 years ago, and lived in the vicinity of Petersburg and Shawnee Mound until seven years ago when they came to Clinton. Theirs was a real home. The wife was an immaculate housekeeper, and the husband provided not only for his wife and their children, but into this home and their hearts, they also brought the three orphan half sisters of Mr. Stone, whom they raised to womanhood. Happy are the memories of the children and foster children of this home. Mrs. H. L. Ross, a lifelong friend of the family, in talking to the Eye, said "Mr. Stone was one of the best and most patient men I ever knew. I never heard him give a cross word to his wife." Mr. Stone was honorable in every business undertaking. He spent the greater part of his life on the farm, where he was successful. His personal habits were frugal, but he was generous to his wife, children, relatives and friends. He was one of the best neighbors the Eye family has ever had. His kindly interest in our family never flagged. He was always ready to do a good turn, or anything that was needed. He was young in mind and spirit, genial, and we always enjoyed his dry humor. A number of years ago, he made a profession of faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, but never united with any church. He followed the teachings of the Master in his own life. He was a member of the I.O.O.F. and the Grand Army of the Republic. The 61st anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Stone's wedding was celebrated in August 1930, when they resided at North Main and Elm streets. They were the parents of nine children. Those left to comfort the mother are: Irvin W. Stone, who resides at home; Joseph O. Stone, Kansas City; Mrs. J. B. Cook, eight miles east of Clinton; Aaron L. Stone, near Petersburg, and Ralph W. Stone of Clinton. There are twelve grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. He also leaves one half brother, Thomas Stone, of Springfield. The three half sisters raised in this home are Mrs. James Allen, near Warrensburg; Mrs. H. Ainsworth, Blairstown; and Mrs. Julia Rainey, Kansas City. The funeral was conducted at his late home Tuesday. Burial was in Carrsville Cemetery.

STONE, John
b: Apr 1857, Illinois
d: Mar 16 1902, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Shawnee Mound Cemetery, Shawnee Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Missouri, March 22, 1902 - John Stone, who was employed in the elevator department of White Swan Mills, was found dead Sunday morning in a ditch just below the Katy depot, face downward, in a shallow stream of water. As he failed to return home Saturday night, search was made for him, without result, until the 10:30 train went south, when he was discovered by the fireman. He leaves a wife and several children to mourn his loss. Laid to rest Monday at Shawnee Mound.

STONE, Julia A. BASS
b: Oct 13 1818, Nashville, TN
d: Nov 3 1904, near Calhoun, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Laurel Oak Cemetery SH-ST, Windsor, Windsor Twp, Henry Co, MO
In Memoriam - Julia A. Bass was born in Nashville, Tennessee, October the 13th, 1818; died November 3, 1904, at the home of her son, Augustus Stone, near Calhoun, Mo., aged 86 years and 21 days. She removed to Missouri with her parents while she was quite young, locating in Boone county. Married to Mr. Seymour Stone in the year 1837. To this union five daughters and six sons were born.

STONE, L. Harry
b: May 21 1916, near Chilhowee, MO
d: Oct 23 2010, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery ST-TY, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
arr: Vansant-Mills Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Nov 26 2010 - L. Harry Stone was born near Chilhowee, the son of Ralph and Eulalia (Christian) Stone. He died Saturday, October 23, 2010 at Golden LivingCenter-Westwood, Clinton, at the age of 94 years. Harry was married to Maybelle (Bramell) Stone, who preceded him in death on June 8, 2010. He served in the United States Army during WWII. He was a owner of a number of businesses. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Clinton. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife Maybelle; brother William Stone, and a niece, Kay Downing. Harry is survived by a number of family members who lived him very much. Funeral services were held at Vansant-Mills Chapel on Thursday, October 28. Interment was in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

STONE, Margaret E. DRUM
b: Mar 1 1852, near Kansas City, Platte Co, MO
d: Apr 19 1936, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Carrsville Cemetery, Big Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Mrs. J. H. Stone slipped into eternal sleep at 7:25 a.m. Sunday, April 19, at the home of Mrs. Carrie Brannum, 109 West Green, where she had been since last August. Although frail of health many years, she continued with her usual routine of living until last Friday when she became bedfast with complications brought on by advancing age. Margaret E. Drum was born near Kansas City, Platte county, Missouri, March 1, 1852. Her mother died when she was a wee girl of six months, so when she was six her father moved his younger children to Dallas county where a married daughter could help care for them. She and James H. Stone were married near Lewisburg, Dallas County, August 23, 1869, and 50 years ago they came to a farm about 18 miles north of Clinton between Petersburg and Norris. Here they reared their family, and 12 years ago they retired and moved to Clinton. Mrs. Stone's devoted companion died four years ago February 21, and three years ago her bachelor son Irvin, who had taken care of her, also answered the last summons. She then spent two years with her son Ralph of Clinton, and eight months with a daughter, Mrs. John B. Cook, of the Mt. Gilead neighborhood. In order to be near the doctor, she then came to the Brannum home, where her last days were spent. She joined the Baptist Church at Carrsville in August 1896, and was an interested attendant at church services until age laid its enfeebling hand upon her. Mrs. Stone's busy fingers pieced quilts and knitted. He needlework was a marvel of exquisitely set stitches and were appreciated by the children, daughters-in-law and other kinspeople who received the work after it was finished. She preferred to knit gloves, and all the children of her family kept their fingers warm in winter months with gloves of her making. This same industry was evident through all the years of Mrs. Stone's life, ever frugal, thrifty, a superior housekeeper and her home sparkled with cleanliness at all times. Kindhearted, possessed of a sense of humor, interested in all going on about her, Mrs. Stone was a delight to know. Hers was a generous heart for she reared three nieces after their father died. She kept abreast of happenings of the day by having the newspaper read aloud to her as she worked. Mrs. Stone was a real neighbor who would do anything for a friend. If people on her street were absent form home she made it a special point to keep watch of their property while they were gone, and if anything aroused her suspicion she investigated. Neighbors delighted to visit her, too, for she surrounded her family with a homelike atmosphere and was always ready to visit with callers. Mrs. Stone was the last of a family of 13 children. She was the mother of nine sons and daughters, of whom the following survive: Joe, Kansas City; Aaron, west of Post Oak; Mrs. John B. Cook, Mt. Gilead; Ralph, Clinton. There are also 12 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. All the children attended the funeral which was held at the Corinth Baptist Church Tuesday. Burial was in the Carrsville Cemetery where her husband and three children who preceded her in death are also interred.

STONE, Mary Sheryl
b: Dec 25 1946, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
d: Oct 26 2006, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery ST-TY, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
arr: Vansant-Mills Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Dec 7 2006 - Mary Sheryl Stone was born December 25, 1946, in Clinton, to Robert and Mary (Marolf) Stone. She died October 26, 2006, at the home of her mother in Clinton. Sheryl graduated from Clinton High School and Central Missouri State University, Warrensburg. She worked as a legal secretary and in the medical field before starting her career in social services where she worked for the Henry County Family Service Office for 31 years. A few of Sheryl's accomplishments include being a driving force to starting the Christmas Cheer project while serving on the Henry County Child Welfare board. She served on many boards, committees and task forces during her career. Specific achievements and duties included assignments as an investigator and family treatment worker. She recruited and trained people to enable families to provide foster care and to adopt children. Sheryl participated in countless family support meetings as a leader, supervisor and consultant. In the last several years she was a supervisor in three counties where she hired and trained employees as social service workers. Many families and individuals kept in touch with her during the years. Sheryl was dedicated not only to her career but also to her family and a close circle of friends, always practicing generosity and avoiding attention. As described by her friends, Sheryl was fun loving and a great conversationalist with a keen sense of humor. She was a person of courage who would meet any challenge. The last year, Sheryl spent many hours developing a new program for the first Advocate for Victims of Crime program through the Henry County Prosecutor's Office. Sheryl's special quality was her devotion and respect to her family, which ultimately led her to a life of helping other families. She was preceded in death by her father Robert; grandparents, uncles and aunts. Sheryl is survived by her mother Mary, Clinton; one brother Mike and wife Cynthia, Charlotte, North Carolina; three nieces, Miranda Taylor, Marnie Wynkoop and Rachel Stone; one great-niece, Vanessa Taylor; other relatives and many friends. Funeral services were October 30 at Vansant-Mills Funeral Chapel with burial in the Englewood Cemetery.

STONE, Mary Winifred MAROLF
b: Jul 18 1922, Deepwater, Henry Co, MO
d: Feb 21 2012, Charlotte, NC
bur:
Englewood Cemetery ST-TY, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
arr: Bradley & Hadley Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Mar 30 2012 - Mary Winifred Stone, 89, Charlotte, North Carolina, formerly of Clinton, died in Charlotte on Tuesday, February 21, 2012, with her son by her side. She was born July 18, 1922, in Deepwater, the daughter of Howard Marolf and Emma Lena (Winn) Marolf. She married Robert H. Stone on July 26, 1940, in Clinton and he preceded her in death on July 22, 1986. Mary's interests included: gardening, fishing, bowling, antiques, baseball, following the Braves, Cubs, Royals and Cardinals, slot machines, making holiday candy and enjoying the Lake of the Ozarks. Surviving are a son, Robert Michael Stone and his wife, Cynthia Belk-Stone, Charlotte, N.C.; three grandchildren, Rachel E. Stone of Charlotte, N.C., Miranda E. Burgon and her husband, William, Uncasville, Connecticut, and Marnie Wynkoop and her husband, Steve Wray, Colorado; five great-grandchildren, Vanessa, Thomas, Samuel, Bayleigh and David, and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband, Robert, she was preceded in death by her parents; one daughter, Mary Sheryl Stone of Clinton on October 26, 2006; a brother, Howard W. Marolf of Clinton; three sisters, Fern Edwards of Raytown, Dorothy Costley of Kansas City and Mildred Ferro of Clinton. Funeral services were Monday, February 27, at Bradley & Hadley Funeral Home, Clinton. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

STONE, Maybelle BRAMELL
b: Sep 18 1919, Warrensburg, Johnson Co, MO
d: Jun 8 2010, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery ST-TY, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
arr: Vansant-Mills Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jul 7 2010 - Maybelle Stone, 90, Clinton, died Tuesday, June 8, 2010, at Jefferson Gardens, Clinton. Maybelle (Bramell) Stone was born September 18, 1919, to Edna (Campbell) and Fred Bramell in Warrensburg. Part of her early elementary school years were spent at a small rural school in Centerview. The family moved to Clinton where she completed her education. She graduated from Clinton High School in 1937. She was married to Harry Stone in September 1937 and they were happily married and devoted to each other for 72 years. During their life together, they owned many different businesses in the area, including Dream Home Realty in Clinton where Maybelle was a broker and member of the Million Dollar Club. Maybelle accepted Jesus as her Savior at an early age and was very active in the Leeton Baptist Church and the First Baptist, Clinton. Maybelle was preceded in death by her parents, Edna and Fred Bramell; two sisters, Elizabeth Garrett and Margaret Bramell, and one niece, Kay Downing. She is survived by her husband Harry; one sister, Nadine Johansen of Tipton, and many nieces and nephews, as well as great-nieces and great-nephews. Funeral services were held at Vansant-Mills Chapel, Clinton, on Saturday, June 12. Interment was in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

STONE, Sylvester
b: 1907
d: 1991

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Sylvester Stone, 83, died Monday, August 19, 1991 in Kansas City. He was born Feb. 21, 1907 in Benton County, the son of Charles Stone and Mary Shumaker Stone. he grew up in Henry County. Burial services will be Thursday, at the Floral Hill Cemetery, Blue Ridge and Gregory in Kansas City. His surviving sisters in the area include Mamie Harrelson, Clinton, Beulah Beard, Deepwater, Christine Mudd, Cahokia, Ill., and Pearl Williams, Garden City.

STONE, Tabitha Elizabeth MORRIS
b: Jun 29 1858, near Salem, NC
d: Apr 15 1936, Urich, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Stones Chapel Cemetery, Walker Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Beloved Mother Passes - Tabitha Elizabeth Morris, daughter of Isaac Wesley and Lucy Ann (Dehn) Morris, was born June 29, 1858, near Salem, North Carolina and passed away at her home in Urich, Sunday, April 15, 1936, at 10:40 p.m., aged 77 years, 9 months and 16 days with flu and pneumonia. She came to Missouri near Piper with her parents when 12 years of age, and shortly after coming here united with the Methodist Church at Stones Chapel under Rev. Proctor, and has always lived a sweet Christian life. She was married in the home of her parents, October 15, 1876, to William Salathiel Stone, and always lived near Piper until 14 years ago when she and her husband bought property here on North Main Street. This has been her home since, with the exception of a year after her husband's death in February, 1923, when she made her home with her children, but she came back to Urich, as she loved her home and wanted a place of her own, where her children could come home and sweetest of all, to mother for the word mother, when thinking of Grandma Stone, meant more than that, as she was one of the sweetest, most lovable mothers, grandmothers, neighbors and friends. Her home was a gathering place for all the neighbors, as in the summer time a happy group would be with her on the porch until bed time, and on cold wintry nights, her friends would gather in her cozy living room and it was indeed a happy gathering each time. In her younger days, whenever a neighbor needed help in sickness or trouble, Grandma was always there, helping to bring many tiny little lives into this world, closing the eyes of the dead, and comforting the bereaved and grief stricken, but always with a word of cheer, and good kindly advice, which made everyone feel so much better no matter how burdened and troubled they were. To the writer and husband, she has been a mother to our children, and to all of us a joy to have known her. She has been a neighbor and friend for over 13 years. Her many relatives and friends have shed bitter tears at her passing, knowing that the house where she so long made her home will never more have her sweet presence, and that she will never more greet any of us, in to the peacefulness of that home, or bid us come again. It is a sweet comforting thought that she is at rest at last, and so consoling to know that at this beautiful Easter time “Christ Has Risen”, and she has risen with him, to a new and glorified life, which she has so rightly earned in the service of her master, and by being a wonderful mother to 10 sons and daughters, a devoted grandmother to 12 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren and a sweet companionable sister to her family of sisters and brothers, some who have gone before. Mrs. Stone was the mother of 10 children. Those who are left to mourn her death are: Mrs. Nora Walker of Buhl, Idaho, Mrs. Laura Hibler, Mrs. Tabitha Allison and Rufus L. Stone, all of Kansas City and Mrs. Bettie Bailey, of Urich; five children preceded her in death. Although her sufferings were severe and she was in a coma much of the time, she mentioned the death of her youngest born to her loved ones on the same day she passed away, saying through labored breathing, tomorrow would be the date of her son's passing, so many years ago. She also leaves three brothers and one sister, W.H. (Shade) Morris, of Buhl, Idaho; William Penn Morris; Moses B. Morris, both of Kansas City, and Mrs. Lydia Love Barrett, of Independence, Mo., besides 12 grandchildren and seven great grandchildren and numberless friends, all of the children were here during the sickness and death of their mother, except Mrs. Nora Walker, of Idaho, who was also unable to be here when her brother, Will, died in January of this year. Fourteen employees of Harzfeld's store in Kansas City, and friends of Mrs. Laura Hibler, who is employed at Harzfelds, came down Monday to extend sympathy to the family, also brought some wonderful floral sprays from Messrs. Harzfeld and Seigel, and from the employees. Short funeral services were held at the home at noon on Tuesday. The body was then taken to Stones Chapel (this church being named for an uncle of the late W.S. Stone, husband of the deceased) where services were held and she was tenderly laid to rest beside her husband and son William, who passed away so recently.

STONE, William Salathiel
b: Nov 16 1851, Forsythe Co, NC
d: Feb 6 1923, Urich, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Stones Chapel Cemetery, Walker Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Again the sickle of death has been cast into the harvest field of life and gathered another of our pioneer citizens into the garner house of everlasting rest. The summons came to William S. Stone at his late home in Urich, on February 6, 1923, and he obeyed as willingly as if called by the tender voice of a mother, to a night of sweet repose, for his spirit yearned to be free from a frail and pain-racked body. He was born November 16, 1851, in Forsythe county, North Carolina, and was 71 years, 2 months and 20 days old at the time of his death. He came with his parents to Missouri when only six years old and settled near Johnstown, in Bates county, later settling in the neighborhood of Piper, where he continued to reside until coming to Urich last fall. On October 16, 1876, he married Tabitha Morris, who, with six children, Mrs. Bettie Bailey, of Urich, Mrs. Laura Hibler, of Kansas City, William H. Stone, of Wichita, Kansas, R. L. Stone, of Urich, Mrs. Nora Walker and Mrs. Tabitha Allison, of near Piper, together with one sister, Mrs. Winnie Gates, of Monett, Missouri, survive to mourn the loss of a devoted husband, a loving father and affectionate brother. In early life he heeded the admonition of the bible that says: Remember now thy Creator in the days of thy youth, and united with the M. E. Church, South, and lived a quiet Christian life to the end. His was a modest career. He leaves neither fame nor fortune, but better than these, eh has bequeathed to the community a high standard of morals and to his loved ones a rich heritage of example that should hallow his memory when material things are forgotten. A short funeral service was held at the home by the pastor of the Presbyterian church, Rev. S. G. McCluney, and concluded at Stones Chapel, his old home church. Interment in the church yard close by.

STONEBROOK, Billy Keith
b: 1957
d: 2003
bur: Nemo Cemetery, Nemo, Hickory Co, MO
arr: Hathaway-Peterman Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jun 17 2003 - Billy Keith Stonebrook, 45, Weaubleau, died Thursday, June 12, 2003, in his home. He was a residential building contractor and had built several houses in the Clinton area. He was born June 25, 1957 in Marshall, the son of Donald Allen and Juanita (Tolliver) Stonebrook. He grew up and was raised in the Wheatland area. He was preceded in death by his parents; his grandparents, Freeman and Maryann Stonebrook and Jesse and Ellie (Moy) Tolliver; his oldest brother, Carl Faye Tolliver, and his great-niece Emily Moore. He is survived by his wife Rose and daughter Ashley of the home; three brothers, Ronnie and his wife Leann Stonebrook, Springfield, David and his wife Vickie Stonebrook, Flemington, and Timmy Stonebrook of Wheatland, and several nieces and nephews, aunts and uncles. Funeral services were held Sunday, June 15, at Hathaway-Peterman Funeral Home Chapel, with burial in Nemo Cemetery, Hermitage.

STONECIPHER, Paul William
b: Jan 8 1928, Devol, OK
d: Jan 29 2008, near Creighton, Cass Co, MO
arr:
Dickey Funeral Home
Paul William Stonecipher, of Urich, Missouri, was born January 8, 1928 in Devol, Oklahoma, the son of Claude William and Mary Maureen (Willis) Stonecipher. He departed this life Tuesday, January 29, 2008 at the age of 80 years and 21 days. Paul was a craftsman for Truman Fiberglass Repair, Creighton, Missouri. Earlier he had been a Barber, Farmer and Truck Driver. He was a member of the First Baptist Church, Lee's Summit, Missouri. Paul was a Marine veteran of World War II and was a lifelong member of the American Legion Post #26, Uvalde, Texas, where he held every office, and the American Veterans Post #120, Urich, Missouri where he served in several offices. He was an avid fisherman, hunter and pool player. Paul loved dancing, his children and grandchildren. Paul had lived in Uvalde, Texas before moving to Blairstown, Missouri and then to Urich. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Donald Stonecipher and a sister, Christine Gilmore. He is survived by a son, Robert Stonecipher, Uvalde, Texas; four daughters, Paula J. Stonecipher, Jean Farris both of Creighton, Missouri, Mary Hargrove, San Antonio, Texas, Judy Bownds and husband Ron, Utopia, Texas; 5 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; his loving companion Mary Whitworth, Lee's Summit, Missouri and her extended family; a step-brother, Tommy Winkle and a brother-in-law, Bill Gilmore both of Uvalde, Texas; other relatives and many friends. Memorial services were held Friday, February 1, 2008 at the Dickey Funeral Home, Garden City, Missouri.

STONEKING, Carl Elbert
b: Apr 22 1944, near Huntingdale, Henry Co, MO
d: Apr 20 2009, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery ST-TY, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
arr: Vansant-Mills Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jun 1 2009 - Carl Elbert Stoneking of Blairstown was born on April 22, 1944, near Huntingdale, and died Monday April 20, 2009, at Golden LivingCenter-Westwood, Clinton. He was the son of Lee Stoneking and Ruby (Akers) Stoneking. Carl was married to Dianna Copass on Sept. 15, 1962, in Cozad, Nebraska. Most of his life, Carl worked as a machinist. He enjoyed working on motors of all kinds. He also enjoyed spending time in the great outdoors. Carl loved playing softball, hunting, fishing and watching his grandsons play baseball and basketball. He was a Jehovah's Witness. Carl is survived by his wife Dianna Lee Stoneking of the home; two daughters, Sheryl Lee O'Toole and husband Kevin Michael O'Toole, and their children, Kevin Michael O'Toole II and Matthew Colin O'Toole of Franklin, Tennessee, and Rhonda Kay Baker and husband Scott, Kansas City; one brother Fred Stoneking of Bolivar and three sisters, Janie Milligan of Pleasant Hill, Mable Zimmer of Missoula, Montana, and Judy Stoneking of Pleasant Hill. He was preceded in death by his parents, Lee and Ruby Stoneking three brothers, Ervin, Nelson and Bobby, and four sisters, Leonna May Thomas, Ruth Fetterling, Birdie Sell and Shirley Brown. Funeral services were held at Vansant-Mills Chapel on Saturday, April 25. Interment was in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

STONEKING, Charlotte Marguretta LANDES
b: Jun 4 1914, Henry Co, MO
d: Apr 14 2012, Warrensburg, Johnson Co, MO
bur:
Teays Chapel Cemetery, Bear Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Vansant-Mills Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, May 10 2012 - Charlotte Marguretta Landes was born on June 4, 1914, in the south part of Henry County. She was the fourth child of seven children born to Willie J. and Pearl Ethel (Nida) Landes. She attended Shiloh Elementary School add accepted Jesus Christ into her life at an early age. Charlotte was a member of the Corinth Baptist Church, Chilhowee. She died April 14, 2012, at the age of 97 years, 10 months and 10 days at the Country Club Care Center in Warrensburg. Charlotte married Virgil Ward Stoneking on May 18, 1932. To this union seven children were born: Katherine Charlene, Margie Pearl, William Joseph, Kenneth Wayne, Dennis Dale, James Dean and Carolyn Sue. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Charlene Hutson, and parents, Willie J. and Pearl Ethyl Landes; brothers, Charles Marion Landes, Uel J. Landes, Ray Anthony Landes, Christian Carson Landes, and a sister, Esta Helen Thornburg. Surviving are her children: Margie Pearl Albin and husband, John, Lincoln; William Joseph Stoneking and wife, Sandy, Blairstown; Kenneth Wayne Stoneking and wife, Barbara, Blairstown; Dennis Dale Stoneking and wife, Wanda, Chilhowee; James Dean Stoneking of Chilhowee and Carolyn Sue Varner and husband, Don, Warrensburg; and son-in-law, Jim Hutson, Warrensburg. Also surviving are 20 grandchildren: Terry James Hutson and wife, Barbara, Tammy Lynn Ireland and husband, Ronald, Rebecca Dawn Albin, Robert William Albin, Ralph Virgil Stoneking and wife, Brenda, Anthony Leon Stoneking, Krista Yvette Seiner, Samuel William Stoneking, Jennifer Renee Mercer and husband, Mel, Timothy Michael Stoneking and wife, Marta, Kelly Ann Wenninghoff and husband, Jim, SheIli Lynn Cooney and husband, Mike, Jeffery Wayne Stoneking and companion, Lisa, Teena Marie Long and husband, Mike, Dennis Dale Stoneking and wife, Amy, Sheila Rae Stoneking, Leeanne Michelle Stoneking, Rosie Marguretta Stoneking, Autumn Dawn Baker and husband, Bryan, and Daniel Grant Varner and companion, Carley Ross. Also 25 great-grandchildren, Samantha JoAnn Anders and husband, Shawn, Hanna Marie Ireland, Quaid Dean Ireland and wife, Jennifer, Kaylee Renee Stoneking, Jacob Clayton, Wayne Stoneking, Jesse Nicole Stoneking, Mathew William Phillips, Preston Lee Phillips, Clayton William Stoneking, Meghart Cheyene Stoneking, Jason Lee Brooks, Lindsey Helen Mercer, Luke Brendan Mercer, Joshua Tyler Stoneking, James David Wenninghoff, Laura Ann Trickett and husband, Ryan, Heather Ann Cooney, Derek Ryan Bradfield, Trever Lee Stoneking, Tyler Dale Stoneking, Kolby Nicklaus Baker, Zachary Jacob Baker, Kaleb Lee Varner, Colton Noah Ross-Varner, Chloe Noele Ross-Varner. Also, seven great-great-grandchildren, Shelby JoAnn Anders, Emilee Gene Stoneking, William Ryan Trickett, Alexander James Trickett, Camden Ryan Bradfield, Shey Michael Stoneking, Trestan Parker Stoneking. Three step-grandchildren, Katie Swords, Joseph Swords and wife, Robyn, Janet Davidson and husband, Ray. Five step-great-grandchildren, Shawn Johnson, Kayla Long, Liam Ross and Gage Ross. Two step-great-great-grandchildren, Michael Johnson and Max Johnson. And one sister, Evelyn May Sapp; a host of nephews, nieces and friends. Charlotte was active in her community all of her life. She was a Sunday School teacher, a 4-H leader, a childcare provider, active in BFW Women's Group, Henrietta Club, sewed for many friends and neighbors, as well as her family. She worked as a township tax collector, a seamstress at a sewing factory and finally for the Henry County Ex-Officio Collector's Office for over 20 years. Charlotte will be sadly missed by her family and friends. Funeral services were held at Vansant-Mills Chapel Wednesday, April 18. Interment was in Teays Chapel Cemetery, rural Henry County, under the direction of Vansant-Mills Funeral Home of Clinton.

STONEKING, Dixie Fay STEWART
b: Feb 10 1932, Chilhowee, Johnson Co, MO
d: Jan 27 2011, Blue Springs, Jackson Co, MO
bur:
Carpenter Cemetery, Chilhowee, Johnson Co, MO
arr: Consalus Funeral Homes

Dixie Faye Stoneking, age 78, of Blue Springs, MO, and formerly of Clinton, MO, passed away on January 27, 2011, at the Shangri-La Rehab & Living Center in Blue Springs. Dixie was born on February 10, 1932, in Chilhowee, MO, to Clarence and Sylvia (Currant) Stewart. She married Edward Stoneking in September 1947, in Belton, MO. Dixie was a seamstress and retired in 1975. She moved from Clinton to Blue Springs in 2007. Her parents, one son, Glen, five brothers, Daniel, Wesley, Raymond, Roy and Archie Stewart and four sisters, Mildred Sidwell, Ilene Diamond, Myrtle Johnson and Dorothy Petrie, preceded Dixie in death. She is survived by: her daughter, Diana Zumalt (Larry) of Blue Springs; two sisters, Verna Gunn and Shirley Crook; five grandchildren, Marcy (Tony) Esposit, Larry (Charmaine) Zumalt, Tammy Rahn, Tamberlyn (Dave) Beiri and Cori (Brandon) Bowles; thirteen great-grandchildren, Brandon, Anthony, Christian and Nick Esposit, Jacob Glen and Olivia Beiri, and Brytni, John, Chrissy, Jimmy, Stephen, Skylar and Dalton Rahn, and two great, great-grandchildren, Hunter and Summer. Funeral services will be Tuesday, February 1, 2011, at the funeral home, with burial February 8 in the Carpenter Cemetery, Chilhowee, MO.

STONEKING, Doris Gertrude "Dora" CHAPLIN
b: Sep 2 1910, Iowa
d: Dec 21 2006, Biloxi, MS
bur:
Salem Church Cemetery, Big Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Vansant-Mills Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Mar 13 2007 - Doris Gertrude Stoneking, 96, Biloxi, Mississippi, and formerly of Clinton, died at her home in Biloxi on December 21, 2006. Cremation followed. Graveside services will be held at Salem Cemetery, Blairstown, on Saturday, March 17. She was born September 2, 1910, in Iowa, the daughter of Sheldon Chaplin and Clavyillia May (Loomis) Chaplin. She was married to Jacob Walter Stoneking, who preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by her son, Everett Northrup. She worked in the Dietary Department at the Golden Valley Hospital, Clinton, before she retired and moved to Florida. She is survived by a number of friends, including Verlinda Talley of Clinton and Betty Hardman of Biloxi, Mississippi.

STONEKING, Ethelyn Faye "Ethel" DEVINE
b: Feb 12 1925, Garland, Henry Co, MO
d: Nov 22 2011, Warrensburg, Johnson Co, MO
bur:
Carpenter Cemetery, Chilhowee, Johnson Co, MO
arr: Vansant-Mills Funeral Home

Ethelyn "Ethel" Faye Stoneking, age 86, of Warrensburg, Missouri, passed away Tuesday, November 22, 2011 at the Western Missouri Medical Center, Warrensburg, Missouri. Graveside Services will be Saturday, November 26, 2011, at Carpenter Cemetery, Chilhowee, Missouri. Ethel was born in Garland, Missouri the daughter of Joseph and Omena (Demaree) Devine. She lived most of her life in Garland where she attended school. She was married to Young Stoneking, who preceded her in death. She worked for Rival Manufacturing Co. before retiring. Ethel was a member of the Garland Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Omena Devine; her husband, Young Stoneking; one son, Ron Stoneking; two grandsons, Ricky Willcockson and Johnny Willcockson; two brothers, Otis Devine and Tom Devine; and two sisters, Evelyn Devine and Ruth Stoneking. Ethel is survived by one son, Jerry Stoneking and wife, Jamie of Wilson, Oklahoma; two daughters, Nancy Kananaugh and husband, Bob of Warrensburg, Missouri and Linda Willcockson and husband, J.D. of Chilhowee, Missouri; one brother, Bill Devine of California; eight grandchildren and many great-grandchildren; as well as two cousins, Lillian Honn and Leland Honn of Garland, Missouri.

STONEKING, Kathryn ANDERSON
b: Oct 12 1908, Calhoun, Henry Co, MO
d: Aug 27 2006, Kansas City, Wyandotte Co, KS
bur:
Englewood Cemetery ST-TY, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
arr: Consalus Funeral Homes

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Aug 29 2006 - Kathryn Stoneking, 97, Kansas City, KS, formerly of the Clinton area, died Sunday, August 27. Funeral services will be held August 30 at Consalus Funeral Home with burial in Englewood Cemetery. Kathryn was born October 12, 1908, at Calhoun, Missouri, daughter of Steven Mikel and Bertha Womble Anderson. She married Frankie Stoneking who precedes her in death. She loved crocheting, knitting, making quilts, wreaths and flags. She gave them away to family members and friends. One of the items that she would create were United States flags that took over 1700 beads to make. Kathryn was an avid Kansas City Royals fan, watching and listening to the games up until just a few days ago. She enjoyed her grandchildren, going fishing and visiting with her neighbors. At the age of 95 she was visiting with her grandson in Florida and hit a golf ball from the tee box, saying that she probably would have enjoyed that game. In addition to her husband, she is preceded in death by her parents, brother, Willie Anderson and sister, Lorene Anderson. Survivors include her son, Bobbie Stoneking and wife June; daughter, Shirley Flick and husband Don; two grandchildren Jeff Stoneking and wife Lisa; Karla Stoneking; one great granddaughter, Emily Stoneking; two sisters-in-law, Ethel Stoneking and Charlotte Stoneking plus several nieces and nephews.

STONEKING, Lee Roy
b: Apr 15 1907
d: Dec 30 1989, Lowry City, St. Clair Co, MO
bur:
Salem Church Cemetery, Big Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Vansant-Mills Funeral Home

Lee Stoneking passed away at his home in Lowry City, MO, on Saturday, December 30, 1989 after a brief illness. Mr. Stoneking spent most of his life in the rural Clinton and rural Blairstown areas as a farmer. After the death of his wife, Ruby Ruth Akers Stoneking, he married Thelma Berdina Chandler, and thereafter they made their home in Lowry City. Born Lee Roy Stoneking, the son of Frank Burgess and Mary Ellen Stewart Stoneking, and one of 11 children, he grew up loving music and was known to all as one of the best old time fiddlers around, often donating his services for various benefit shows and for the entertainment of the sick and shut-ins. Mr. Stoneking was the father of 10 children and step-father to three children. He was preceded in death by one daughter, two sisters and four brothers. He is survived by his wife, Thelma B., of the home; five sons, Ervin Emmitt, Fred Eugene, Nelson Lee, Carl Elbert, and Robert Emuel; four daughters: Mable Fay Lewis, Shirley Ann Brown, Mary Jane Milligan, and Judy Joy Merline. Also surviving Lee are four sisters, Leona Cockrum, Birdie Suse, Sarah Bradshaw and Jewel Moree. Funeral services were January 3 at Vansant-Mills Chapel. Burial was in the Salem Cemetery, Norris.

STONEKING, Nelson Lee
b: Mar 8 1939, near Huntingdale, Henry Co, MO
d: Jul 24 2007, near Harrisonville, Cass Co, MO
bur:
Salem Church Cemetery, Big Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Dickey Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jul 31 2007 - Nelson Lee Stoneking, 68, Harrisonville, was born March 8 1939, near Huntingdale, the son of Lee Roy and Ruby (Akers) Stoneking, and died Tuesday, July 24, 2007, at his home near Harrisonville. On July 4, 1975, he married Johnnie Diane Ethington in Independence. He was employed as a truck driver for Reno Construction Company, Louisburg, Kansas, until his retirement in 2001. He was an Army veteran. He loved to play the steel guitar and in 1967 joined the Famous 95 Club in South Kansas City for 15 years and later played at the Middle Creek Opry. He had played with many famous people, such as George Morgan, Red Sovine, Stonewall Jackson and Roy Clark, as well as opened shows for Merle Haggard, Ray Price, Ernest Tubb, Porter Wagner, Dolly Parton, Mel Tillis and many other famous country singers. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers and four sisters. He is survived by his wife Johnnie D. Stoneking of the home; four sons, Robert Stoneking, Versailles, Jeff Stoneking, Chilhowee, Nelson Stoneking Jr. and Scott Stoneking, both of Raymore; four daughters, Debbie Stoneking Burt, Sequin, Texas, Diane Stoneking, Independence, Micki Stoneking, Cedar Springs, Michigan, Tammy Robbins, Cloverdale, California; 21 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; two brothers, Fredd Stoneking, Springfield, and Carl Stoneking, Blairstown; three sisters, Shirley Brown, Galena, Janie Milligan, Pleasant Hill, and Judy Stoneking, Grandview; other relatives and many friends. Funeral services were Saturday, July 28, at Dickey Funeral Home, Harrisonville, with burial in the Salem Cemetery near Blairstown.

STONEKING, Opal DUCKETT COWAN
b: Jul 29 1907, Richland, OK
d: Feb 16 1996, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Carpenter Cemetery, Chilhowee, Johnson Co, MO
arr: Consalus Funeral Homes

Clinton Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Opal Stoneking, 88, Chilhowee, died Friday, February 16, 1996, at Meadowbrook Manor, Clinton. Mrs. Stoneking was born July 29, 1907, in Richland, Oklahoma, the daughter of Joel Elmer and Nettie (Eckele) Duckett. She was a member of the Chilhowee Restoration Branch of Jesus Christ Church. She is survived by three daughters, Lois Ott, Chilhowee, Geraldine Peery, Knob Noster, and Freda Withers, San Rafael, California; two sons, James L. Stoneking, Warrensburg, and Robert E. Cowan, Tucson, Arizona; 11 grandchildren, two step-grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and one step-great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by a daughter, two sisters and four brothers. At the age of eight, Opal was baptized in the Arizona Canal. In her teenage years she traveled with her family from Oklahoma to Missouri in a Model A. Four years after moving to Missouri she had to quit school to take on the responsibility of raising her siblings at the young age of 16, due to the death of her mother. She received a certificate of excellence in Rapid Muscular Movement Business Writing while a student in Samson Business College in January of 1924. She married Orbie Cowan and from this union came four children, the oldest preceding her in death. Her husband died when their children were all under the age of five. She then put her education to work at Johnson County Courthouse, as a bookkeeper on the WPA program to support her family. February 13, 1939, she married Freddie Lewis Stoneking in Osceola. Soon after this marriage she quit work to unite this union of marriage with two other children. Together, the five children were bound as a family. She also worked at Unifem Corporation as a seamstress and at Town and Country Shoe Factory. At the passing of her late husband in 1980, she then resided at the home of her youngest daughter, Lois. She was adored by her family, her grandchildren and her great little sweethearts and buddies. Funeral services were held Monday, February 19, at the Chilhowee Restoration Branch of Jesus Christ Church. Burial was in the Carpenter Cemetery under the direction of the Consalus Funeral Home of Chilhowee.

STONEKING, Opal F. JAMES
b: Oct 16 1909, Valencia, IA
d: Dec 12 2001, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Carpenter Cemetery, Chilhowee, Johnson Co, MO
arr: Consalus Funeral Homes

Clinton Daily Democrat, Jan 9 2002 - Opal F. Stoneking was born Oct 16, 1909, at Valencia, Iowa, daughter of William A. and Daisy Marcella Corwin James. She died Dec. 12, 2001, at Westwood Nursing Home. She attended Blairstown High School. She was a very active of Cornith Baptist Church. At the time of her death she was a member of the Northeast Baptist Church. She married Sam Uel Stoneking on December 29, 1927, at Clinton. He preceded her in death. Her parents; one son, Donald Stoneking; one daughter, Eula Jean Riley; one brother, Harold James, and several grandchildren also preceded her in death. Survivors include three sons, William Stoneking and wife, Barbara, Adrian, Larry Stoneking and wife, Gwin, Osceola, Dale Stoneking and wife Linda, Blue Springs, three daughters, Evelyn Zabriskie and husband, Lenny, Clinton, Doris Plaster, Humansville, Betty Raveill and husband, Jim, Arlington Virginia: two brothers Kenneth James, Elm, Clyde James, Baldwin, Kansas; two sisters, Helen Finley, Kansas City, Dorothy Nay, Clinton; 24 grandchildren and a host of great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held December 16 at the Consalus Chapel-Chilhowee. Burial was in Carpenter Cemetery, Chilhowee, Mo.

STONEKING, Robert Emuel "Bobby"
b: Sep 6 1947, Henry Co, MO
d: May 18 2000, Pensacola, Escambia Co, FL
bur:
Salem Church Cemetery, Big Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Vansant-Mills Funeral Home

Clinton Daily Democrat, May 26 2000 - Robert Emuel "Bobby" Stoneking was born September 6, 1947, to Lee Roy and Ruby Ruth Akers Stoneking of Honey Creek Township, Huntingdale community, in Henry County and died May 18, 2000, at Baptist Hospital in Pensacola, Florida, after a lengthy illness. He was 52 years of age. Bobby was born one of 13 children in a "yours, mine and ours" family. He grew up in a loving family, helping with chores on the family farm and playing second on the guitar with his dad and numerous brothers and sisters. He bucked bales during the summer and played music on weekends. He was always witty and full of fun. He enjoyed life and the people in it. After he was grown, he was a lead guitar player and had several bands over the years. He pulled a tour of duty in Vietnam. He made and kept so many friends, yet always made time for his family. Bobby enjoyed hunting and fishing. He adored his mother, honored his father and loved his sisters and brothers. And he came to love the Lord, his God. On February 3, 1979, Bobby married his childhood sweetheart, Delores Maria Chiles, in Appleton City, and enjoyed a wonderful marriage with her for the past 21 years. They moved to Pensacola, Florida, and Bobby took a job with the Federal Civil Service as a fireman at the Pensacola Naval Air Station where he became a commander, holding the rank of captain at the time of his death. He and his wife lost their daughter, Starla, in a vehicle accident in July 1993. Bobby was a member of the Open Door Baptist Church in Pensacola, Florida. Bobby is survived by his wife, Dee, of the home; one step-daughter, Becky Romine Wood of Pensacola, Florida; step-sons, Lonnie Romine of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Rickey Resmondo of Pensacola, Florida, and Robert Romine of Fayetteville, Arkansas, and seven grandchildren, Christian Wood, Katelynn Wood, David Romine, Amanda Resmondo, Drew Resmondo, Nicole Romine and Robin Romine. He is also survived by two brothers, Nelson Lee Stoneking of Harrisonville, Carl Elbert Stoneking of Blairstown, and one half-brother, Fred Eugene Stoneking of Springfield; three sisters, Shirley Ann Brown of Galena, Mary Jane Milligan of Pleasant Hill and Judy Joy Merlino of San Marcos, Texas, and one half-sister, Mabel Fay Lewis, Seeley Lake, Montana. He leaves behind four aunts and many cousins, nieces and nephews and a host of friends. Bobby was preceded in death by both parents, Lee Roy Stoneking and Ruby Ruth Akers Stoneking; one daughter, Starla Stoneking McNair; one half-brother, Ervin Emmitt Stoneking; four half-sisters, Dixie Lee Mortine of the home, Leona May Thomas of Kansas City, Elberta Christine Houk of Clinton and Arvilla Ruth Fitterling of Warrensburg. Bobby will be long remembered for his love of family, music, friends, love of God and life. Funeral services were held at the Vansant-Mills Chapel on Monday, May 22. Burial was in the Salem Cemetery, Clinton.

STONEKING, Ronald D.
b: Aug 21 1940, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
d: Oct 21 2001, Chilhowee, Johnson Co, MO
bur:
Carpenter Cemetery, Chilhowee, Johnson Co, MO
arr: Sweeney-Phillips & Holdren

Clinton Daily Democrat, Oct 23 2001 - Ronald D. Stoneking, 61, Independence, died Sunday, October 21, 2001, at his farm in Chilhowee. He was born on August 21, 1940, in Clinton, the son of V. Y. Stoneking and Dena Briggs Stoneking. On February 11, 1977, he married Cherie Hill in Independence and she survives. He was a graduate of Chilhowee High School in 1958 and Rockhurst College of Kansas City. He was a veteran of the United States Army, serving from 1959-1965. In 1983 he started and was the owner/operator of the Pro Tire Company, Kansas City. He was also a rancher with a farm in Chilhowee. He was a member of the Missouri State Tractor Pullers Association, National Antique Tractor Puller Association, past president of the Blue Springs High School Football Boosters Club and past member of the Independence Jaycees. Also surviving are his three sons, Richard Stoneking, Columbia, Jason and wife, Amanda Lowe, Blue Springs, and Jeremy Lowe, Chicago, Illinois; one brother, J. T. and wife, Jamie Stoneking, Chilhowee; two half-brothers, Robert and wife Sharon Audsley, Warrensburg, and Ed Audsley, Nita; two sisters, Nancy and husband, Bob Kavanaugh, Warrensburg, and Linda and husband, J. D. Willcockson, Chilhowee, and stepmother, Ethel Stoneking, Clinton. Funeral services will be held Thursday, October 25, at the Sweeney-Phillips & Holdren Funeral Home, Warrensburg. Burial will be in the Carpenter Cemetery, Chilhowee.

STONEKING, Thelma B.
b: Apr 22 1916
d: Dec 12 2009, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery ST-TY, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
arr: Vansant-Mills Funeral Home

Thelma B. Stoneking, age 93 of Clinton, Missouri passed away Saturday, December 12, 2009 at Golden Valley Memorial Hospital, Clinton. Funeral services will be Monday, December 14, 2009 at Vansant-Mills Chapel, Clinton, Missouri. Burial will be in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton. Thelma was a sewing machine operator at Unitog many years. Survivors include her daughter, Marjoria Woods and husband, Denny and her son, Junior Richman and wife, Vicki all of Clinton; seven grandchildren, Dan Woods, Michael Woods, Teresa Harrill, Randy Eisel, Christina Eisel, Dallas Richman, and Cody Richman; nine great-grandchildren, Dallas Woods, Dalton Woods, Haleigh Richman, Raylen Richman, Dakota Richman, Brittany Harrill, Skyler Harrill, Felcia Eisel, and Tanner Eisel; two sisters, June Davis of Deepwater, Missouri and Norliegh Stanley of North Kansas City, Missouri.

STONEKING, Virgil Ward
b: Feb 7 1913, SW of Quarles, Henry Co, MO
d: Sep 11 1983, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Carpenter Cemetery, Chilhowee, Johnson Co, MO
Virgil Ward Stoneking, son of Frank Burgess and Mary Ellen Stewart Stoneking, was born February 7, 1913, southwest of Quarles in Henry County, MO. Virgil passed away on Sept 11, 1983 at the Golden Valley Memorial Hospital in Clinton just before 7 a.m. at the age of 70. He was the seventh child of eleven children. Virgil grew up in the Marine area and attended Victor School, south of Norris. On May 18, 1932 he was united in marriage to Charlotte Marguretta Landes of Deepwater in the home of Rev. A. N. Lindsay at Clinton. To this union seven children were born: Katherine Charlene Hutson, Margie Pearl Albin, William Joseph, Kenneth Wayne, Dennis Dale, James Dean, Carolyn Sue Varner. Virgil is survived by his children, one brother, Lee Stoneking, four sisters: Leona Cockran, Sarah Bradshaw, Birdie Suse and Jewel Moree. He was preceded in death by his father, mother, three brothers: Frankie, Sam and Young; and two sisters, Bertha and Tiny. Virgil was a member of the Corinth Baptist Church and farmed in that area most of his life. He was an avid hunter and sportsman. Hunting coyotes, squirrel and coons with his dogs was his favorite pastime. Virgil played banjo, fiddle and guitar until arthritis crippled his fingers and hands but he still enjoyed listening to good country music. Funeral services were Sept 13 at the church. Burial was in Carpenter Cemetery, Chilhowee.

STORBECK, Alberta Pearl "Sam" INSELMAN
b: 1929
d: 2002

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Mar 27 2002 - Alberta Pearl "Sam" Storbeck, 72, Jefferson City, died Sunday, March 24, 2002, at Boone Hospital Center, Columbia. She was born August 1, 1929, in Green Ridge, the daughter of Ezra Inselman and Pearl Smith Inselman. She was employed in the home healthcare field for many years and later in food service at Good Shepherd Nursing Home in Concordia. She was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Concordia. She is survived by two sons, Richard E. Hand, Jefferson City, and Terrance R. "Terry" Hand, Rolla; four grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Charles (Jeanie) Bell, Sedalia. Private family services will be held at a later date. Dulle-Trimble Funeral Home, Jefferson City, is in charge of arrangements.

STORZ, Felix
b: n/a
d: 1893, Henry Co, MO
bur:
St. Marys Cemetery, Montrose, Deepwater Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Dec 2 1893 - Last Saturday night, Felix Storz, on the Dutro farm one mile south of Montrose, began hiccoughing. He grew worse rapidly and Sunday medical aid was summond but seemed to give noe relief. Monday foremoon, he was unable to endure it longer and he died. He was buried in the Catholic cemetery. He leaves a wife and seven children.

STOTTS, Anna Ruth PAYNE GOETT
b: Jul 15 abt 1920, Marceline, Linn Co, MO
d: Feb 22 2003, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery ST-TY, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Feb 25 2003 - Anna Ruth Goett Stotts, was born July 15, 1919, at Marceline, daughter of Benjamin Franklin and Docia Elizabeth Haston Payne, and died February 22, 2003, (Golden Valley Hospital, Clinton, MO) at the age of 83 years, seven months and seven days. In 1937 she was married to Joseph Monroe Goett and to this union was born six children. She lived in the Marceline area until 1965 when she married Claude Marshall Stotts of Clinton. They made their home first in Clinton and later moved west of Deepwater. Ruth was saved and baptized at the Allen Street Baptist Church. She was a compassionate and conscientious caregiver for many years, working at Wetzel Hospital and then on to Golden Valley Hospital. She also worked at Chastain's Nursing Home and Truman Lake Manor at Lowry City. After retirement she spent many hours gardening, canning, tending chickens and gathering eggs, which she thoroughly enjoyed. After her health failed she entered Clinton Healthcare where she presently resided. In 1999 her husband, Claude, to whom she was totally devoted, preceded her in death. Preceding her also were two children, Mildred Smith and Jim Goett; two sisters, Cecile Bono and Frankie Link, and three brothers, Keith, Troy and Chester. Survivors include three sons, Bill Goett, Fayette, Edwin Goett, Moberly, and David Goett, Mexico; one daughter, Charlotte Hayes, Peoria, Illinois; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews; also stepchildren, Betty George, Cecile Bigler, Sonny Stotts, Mary Jo Witherspoon and Claudia Wells, all of the Clinton area, along with other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held February 26 at Conslaus-Bradley Chapel. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery.

STOTTS, Herbert Edward Dr.
b: Dec 22 1916, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
d: Oct 15 1991, Buckhannon, WV

Dr. Herbert Edward Stotts was born in Clinton, Missouri on December 22, 1916. His parents were Fred and Jesse Stotts. He died October 15, 1991 in Buckhannon, West Virginia. Herbert received his elementary and high school education in Clinton. He graduated from Clinton High School in 1934. Further education was at Baker University, Perkins School of Theology and the University of Denver where he received his PhD in 1950. He served Methodist pastorates in California. He was a professor in the Boston School of Theology from 1955-1975. Later years were spent in Buckhannon, West Virginia, where he was active in the Rotary club and First United Methodist Church. He is survived by his wife Carolyn, a son and two daughters, two stepsons and two stepdaughters. Other survivors include a brother, Miles, of Baldwin, Kansas, and a sister, Mary Ellen Jobby of Jasper, Alabama. A brother, Fred, preceded him in death. Services were held in Buckhannon. The Stotts family were active members for many years of the Second Street Methodist Church in Clinton, Missouri.

STOTTS, Melvina WARNER
b: 1840, Indiana
d: Sep 19 1902, Hartwell, Henry Co, MO

Clinton Missouri, Sep 27 1902 - Mrs. James M. Stotts died at her daughter's home in Hartwell September 19, 1902, of heart trouble, aged 62. Born in 1840 in Indiana and moved to Iowa with her parents when 6 years old, to Missouri in 1856. Married to J. M. Stotts in 1874, being a widow with three children - J. K. Warner, Afton, Indian Territory, Mrs. John Graff of McAlister, Indiana Territory, and Mrs. A. P. Meranda of Hartwell, and one son by the last marriage, Alpha Stotts of Genesee, Illinois. Grandma Stotts joined the Baptist Church some 32 years ago and was a kind, Christian woman and much-loved neighbor. Her life is done and let the falling leaves of gold abide upon her resting place when winter comes.

STOUT, Mary Elizabeth MOSS
b: Aug 19 1917, Avilla, Jasper Co, MO
d: Mar 8 2004, Appleton City, St. Clair Co, MO
bur:
Appleton City Cemetery, Appleton City, St. Clair Co, MO
arr: Hill & Son Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Mar 22 2004 - Mary Elizabeth Stout died at the Appleton City Manor March 8, 2004, at 86-years-of-age. Mary Beth, as she was known to her family and friends, was born August 19, 1917, in Avilla, Missouri, to Rev. G. A. and Clara (Underwood) Moss. The family moved to Amoret and four years later they moved to Joplin where Mary Beth started school. When she was in the third grade the family moved to Golden City and from there to Siloam Springs, Arkansas in 1930. She graduated from high school there in 1935 as salutatorian of her class. In the summer of 1935 the family moved to Appleton City and she went to work in the bank in 1936. About this time she also began taking piano lessons from Professor Marion Davies at the college in Warrensburg. On April 18, 1939, Mary Beth and Dr. W. B. Stout, Jr. were united in marriage. The couple was married in Harrisonville by Rev. Firestone and then they spent their honeymoon in South Dakota. In 1944, a son was born to this union, William Blake Stout III. Mary Beth was the organist at the united Methodist Church in Appleton City for approximately 60 years. She also played for many weddings and funerals as well. Her other church work included being a dedicated Sunday School teacher and leader of Bible study groups. Mary Beth was a member of the PEO Sisterhood. She has continued to provide the prize for the annual Stout Baby Show held during the Appleton City Fair, which was started by Mr. and Mrs. W. B. stout, Sr. in 1903. Survivors include her son, Bill, and wife, Jean, Clinton; a stepdaughter, Sue Wagoner, Long Beach, California; a sister, Maxine, and husband, Wilfred Dugan, Montrose, and a nephew, Jim Dugan and wife, Brenda, Butler. Mary Beth loved people and enjoyed serving people. She also loved music and had begun playing the piano for Sunday School when she was 11-years-old. Mary Beth had a wonderful sense of humor and a kind and gentle spirit that was ever present even to the last hours of her time spent on earth. Many memories of Mary Beth will be cherished by all who were privileged to know her. Funeral services were at Hill & Son Funeral Home, Appleton City, Friday, March 12. Burial was in Appleton City Cemetery.

STOUT, Mary Victoria CASBURN
b: 1899
d: 1999

Clinton Daily Democrat, Jan 27 1999 - Mary Victoria Casburn Stout was born in Montrose December 16, 1899, the daughter of John Ward and Anna Mary Casburn. She died at the age of 99 on January 6, 1999, in Upland, California, where she had been a resident in a nursing home for six years. She married Woodville Stout June 14, 1928, in Montrose. They had six children, all of whom are still living. Mary was a devoted wife and mother. She belonged to the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Montrose, where she was a faithful member. Due to her husband's health, she and her family moved to Long Beach, California, in October 1958. She was an active member of St. Matthew's Parish in Long Beach. Her whole life as her family and her faith in God. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Woodville, her brothers, Edward and John Casburn. She is survived by her children, Ginnie and husband, Bob Cook, of Clinton, Bill Stout and wife, Angie, Isle of Plams, South Carolina, Tom Stout and wife, Merry, Hutnington Beach, California, Jim and John Stout, Los Angleles, California, Norma Acker, Ontario, California; her sister, Victoria Campbell, Springfield; 26 grandchildren, 43 great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Monday, January 11, at St. Matthew's Parish in Long Beach California. She was laid to rest in All Souls Cemetery in Long Beach.

STOUT, Shirley Irene BROWNING
b: Jan 15 1920, Johnson Co, MO
d: May 1 2001, Warrensburg, Johnson Co, MO
bur:
Mineral Creek Cemetery, Leeton, Johnson Co, MO
arr: Sweeney-Phillips & Holdren

Clinton Daily Democrat, May 4 2001 - Shirley Irene B. Stout, 81, Leeton, died Tuesday, May 1, 2001, at Western Missouri Medical Center. She was born January 15, 1920, in Johnson County, the daughter of Robert M. Browning and Clara Ellen Lee Browning. She married William Emmet Stout, Sr. on February 6, 1937, in Jefferson City. He survives of the home. She was a lifelong resident of Johnson County. She was employed at Town and Country Shoe Factory before she went to work at Central Missouri State University and retired as head cook in 1972. She was a member of the Harmony Baptist Church, Harmony Homemaker Club at the church and Leeton Senior Center. She is survived by her husband, William E. Stout, Sr., Leeton; a son, William E. Stout, Jr., Warrensburg; four daughters, Mrs. Lloyd (Billy Irene Underwood) Miller, Leeton, Mrs. Russell (Ruth Lynn) Stone, Huntsville, Alabama, Mrs. El (Martha Kay) Wehr, Leeton, and Mrs. Ray (Betty Ann) Shaeffer, Leeton; a sister, Zelma Kerr, Warrensburg; eight grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Her parents; one brother, Lee Browning; four sisters, Violet Bales, June Bernsee, Frances Robertson; one infant sister Velma Browning, and one grandson, Randy Underwood, preceded her in death. Funeral services will be Saturday, May 5, at the Sweeney-Phillips & Holdren Funeral Home, Warrensburg. Burial will be in the Mineral Creek Cemetery, Leeton.

STOUT, William Blake III
b: Sep 3 1944, Appleton City, St. Clair Co, MO
d: Jul 10 2012, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
bur:
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Vansant-Mills Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Aug 7 2012 - William Blake Stout III was born on September 3, 1944, to Dr. W.B. and Mary Beth Stout. He grew up in the family home in Appleton City, built by the first W. B. Stout, his grandfather, and the town's grocer. His maternal grandfather, Rev. G. A. Moss was the Methodist minister in Appleton City. With a father who was the town dentist and a mother very active in the church and civic groups, his family sort of stood out. So did Bill. From an early age, Bill had a mind of his own. One day in the third grade he decided he'd had all the school he needed. A little before lunch time' he headed for home. Doc Stout, on the way home for lunch, saw young Billy coming down the street. Doe's argument must have been persuasive, because Bill decided going back to school might be in his best interest after all! Bill grew up in a house full of laughter. Mary Beth's sense of humor was definitely passed on to Bill. He always said, "When Mom and Maxine and Esther Lou Breon got together, they were just a bowl of nuts!" All his life, Bill's wit and humor are what people remembered most. If being funny and good looking weren't enough, Bill was blessed with athletic ability as well. The headline of one article in his mother's scrapbook read, "Stout Too Stout For Butler!" It told of a particularly impressive performance on the basketball court. Bill's first love, however, was baseball. Being scouted by the Brave's AAA Club was one of his fondest memories. When the situation in Vietnam began to escalate, Bill answered his country's call, serving as a helicopter door gunner and on long range recon patrols. As with most of those who went, Vietnam affected Bill deeply. Though a bout with malaria almost took his life, the real impact wasn't physical and it was many years before it was really dealt with. After his discharge, Bill struggled, returning to civilian life. His drinking became a concern for those in his life and after two failed marriages, he sought help in a rehabilitation center. It was here he met Jean, who had a family member in treatment. Her marriage was ending. They became friends. Over time love bloomed and they were married. The problems with drinking returned from time to time, but they worked through it together. Eventually while in treatment at the VA Hospital, a therapist felt that Bill should be seen by a specialist in FTSD. It was life-changing for Bill. He began receiving therapy and medications that truly gave him a new lease on life. He began to understand why things affected him the way they did and how to handle these feelings. He always felt he owed his new life to Dr. Takur, his PTSD specialist, who also helped Bill gain 100% disability status from the Army. Over these years, Jean's health began to fail. Bill was always there for her. He began taking over most of the cooking, cleaning and other chores as Jean's health continued to decline. During this time, Bill's own body was fighting against the cancer that finally took him. He may have known something was wrong, but he had to stay strong for "his Jeannie". And he did. When Jean passed in April 2011, Bill's health started declining fairly quickly. Finally agreeing to see a doctor, the cancer that had been attacking him for so long was finally diagnosed. It was too far along for effective treatment. From the VA Hospital, he went to his daughter Kim's house. Kim cared for him as he had cared for her mother, with love and devotion. During his final weeks, visits from family and friends brought him much joy. Seeing his cousin, Jim, lifelong friend, Steve Breon, and neighbors, Frank and Cecelia, meant more than words can say. Phone calls from his new buddy, Kevin Dent, with whom he bonded while sharing a room at the VA Hospital, were very precious to Bill. He reunited with his classmates by phone as they learned of his illness when requesting information for his 50th high school reunion. Kim's friends became Bill's "lady friends" and he had a special name for each of them. Debi was "his girl", Karen was "his angel" and Angie was his "If I Was Only 30 Years Younger" Girl. He made friends with Tim Williams, saying Tim "is a mighty fine young man". The Hospice team that he was blessed with Lucy, Julie, Chaplain Joel, all became close to his heart. Those of us left behind will grieve. We will miss our Grandpa Bill. His children, Kim and Darin, Martin and Darla. His grandchildren, Matt and Lise, Alex and Ivette, Andrew and Haley. And of course his great-granddaughters, Savannah and Ashlyn. Darla's parents, Bob and Lynette, with whom he and Jean shared many holiday's and car rides to Blue Springs and her uncle Gary who stopped by often for coffee. We will miss the smiles he put on our faces, the joy he put in our hearts and even the drinks he caused us to shoot out of our noses. (This last he took particular pleasure in!) Today we rejoice in the knowledge that Bill and Jean are together again. They are with Doc and Mary Beth and Uncle Wilfred. Most importantly they are with our Lord, who is very possibly having trouble getting a word in edgewise! Bill, 67, Clinton, died Tuesday, July 10, 2012, at Kansas City Hospice House, Kansas City. Graveside services were held Sunday, July 15, in Clinton Memory Gardens, Clinton.

STOUT, Wilma Jean SWEETON
b: Apr 17 1938, Dora, Ozark Co, MO
d: Apr 13 2011, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
bur:
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Vansant-Mills Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jun 2 2011 - Wilma Jean (Sweeton) Stout was born on April 17, 1938 in Dora, Missouri to Guy and Hazel Sweeton. She learned to work at a very young age on the family farms. Milking cows and gather-ing eggs were some of her first chores. Her mother was a teacher, and her father taught part time in addition to farming. She learned to love God's creation by caring for animals. She loved them all, even the mean old hen who would peck her little arms (the hen soon learned it was easier to give up the eggs than get hit with a stick!) As Jean got older (8 or 9 years) her Dad became an agent for the Conservation Commission, serving in Henry and St. Clair Counties. They moved to Osceola and it was not easy bring the "New Kid" in a tightly-knit community. Being the daughter of the "Game Warden" in Osceola was even worse! She learned however to make friends anyway. When the Commission expanded and Guy had just Henry County, they moved to Clinton. Again, being "New" was tough. But with the help of some girls who grew to be dear, life-long friends, she became part of the crowd. Jean always loved music. In high school she competed on clarinet, piano and vocals, winning many awards. After high school, she attended M.U., majoring in Home Economics and Fashion Merchandising. Her plans were to become a buyer in New York and travel the world. After graduation, she married her high school sweetheart, Pat Harwell. He was in the Marines and home on leave, in two weeks, with much help, she put together a big church wedding. Her desire for travel was satisfied, living in places like the Philippines where Kim was born, and Hawaii where Marin was born. She cherished the experiences she had. Even times like returning stateside, attending a party and complimenting the hostess on her wonderful PuPu's. The lady had no idea this meant appetizers and was somewhat offended. Other experiences like being voted "Queen of the Voyage" on the ship to Hawaii were memories she loved to share. Being the wife of a Marine was definitely not compatible with her original career choice, but through continuing her education she became a teacher. Her love of learning served her well, eventually she earned her she earned her Masters in Education. She and Pat separated after seventeen years of marriage. Jean returned to Clinton with her children, where she made a home for them, working hard to give her children everything she could. Through the help of her parents and Pat's family they were blessed. In 1978 Jean became reacquainted with Bill Stout who she had met a few years earlier. They began dating and love bloomed. They married on March 21, 1981. Blending families can be tough but they worked to develop a good relationship with Pat and his wife, Patsy, that supported and blessed their children. Jean and Bill moved to Butler, Missouri where she took a teaching position in the Rich Hill School District. They met many dear friends there and stayed until Jean retired in 1998. They returned to their home in Clinton, renewing old friendships there. Jean's family had grown with the addition of a daughter. Darla, through marriage to Martin. Kim became married to Mark soon after. These unions produced her first two grandsons. Matt and Alex, just five weeks apart. Jean was on cloud nine. A year and a half later, her third grandson, Andrew, came along. After Kim found and married the love of her life, Darin, they gave Jean her first granddaughter, Haley. Matt added a granddaughter, Lise, to the family with his marriage. Alex's marriage brought not just a granddaughter, Ivette, but also great-granddaughter, Savannah. The blessings continued with the birth of their second girl, Ashlynn. Andrew's girlfriend of many years, Erin, rounds out the clan. As Jean's health declined over recent years, she relied more and more on Bill. He rose to the challenge, through better and worse he has been there to love and care for her. Jean's deepest faith and love of the Lord has carried her over rocky roads and smooth path-ways. Now it has placed her feet on streets of gold. Our hearts are broken, but the grief is for us and our loss. We know that for our Jean, it is the ultimate gain. The work of the Lord had for her has been done, and clone well. Now through His grace, He took her home April 13, 2011 at the age of 72 years. Graveside services and interment were held at Clinton Memory Gardens on April 16, 2011.

STOUTIMORE, Homer Ellis
b: 1911
d: 2002
bur:
Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Warrensburg, Johnson Co, MO
arr: Hadley Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 3 2002 - Homer Ellis Stoutimore, 91, Windsor, died Tuesday morning, April 2, 2002, at Golden Valley Hospital in Clinton. He was born January 19, 1911, in Arapaho, Oklahoma, the son of Clayton Ellis Stoutimore and Louella Mae (Johnson) Stoutimore. On August 14, 1934, in Richmond, he married Mary Frances Williams, who survives of the home. He worked for the Phillips Petroleum Company in Kansas City for 25 years before retiring in 1973. He was a member of the Leeton Christian Church and had served as a deacon in the church. In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Ellis J. Stoutimore and his wife Shirley, Warrensburg; a daughter, Shelby Jeanne Allen and her husband, Dean, Windsor; a granddaughter, Deanna Burton and her husband, Randy, Flagstaff, Arizona; two grandsons, Brian D. Allen, Windsor, and Ward E. Stoutimore, Pleasant Hill; three great-granddaughters; two great-grandsons; sister, Helen Strider, Hardin. Funeral services will be Friday, April 5, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial will be in Warrensburg Memorial Gardens, Warrensburg.

STOVER, Julia SHINDLER
b: abt 1839
d: Feb 20 1923, County Farm, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Fields Creek Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Mrs. Julia Stover died Monday night at the County Farm with influenza and asthma after but a short illness. Deceased was a good Christian woman held in the highest esteem by all. She was 84 years old and had been an inmate of the home since 1920 with the exception of a few months. She is survived by three children - Mrs. Jas. Collins, near Garland; John Shindler, of Kansas City and an afflicted son, Tom Shindler, at the county Farm. The funeral services were conducted at the Fields Creek church Tuesday afternoon by Mrs. A. N. Lindsey. Burial in the cemetery near by.

STOWELL, Angie M. HANKINS
b: 1917
d: 2004
bur:
Mound Grove Cemetery, Independence, Jackson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jul 12 2004 - Angie M. Stowell, 86, Lowry City, formerly of Independence, died Friday, July 9, 2004, at Truman Lake Manor in Lowry City. Graveside services will be July 14, 2:30 p.m. in Mound Grove Cemetery. Mrs. Stowell was born November 24, 1917, to John and Elva Hankins in Greeley, Colorado, and has lived in the Independence area most of her life. She had been a member of the West College Congregation of the community of Christ Church for over 50 years. She was preceded in death by her husband George s. Stowell; a daughter Rosa Lee Vogel, and two grandchildren, Robert Lee Vogel and Jennifer Vogel. She is survived by four grandchildren, Terry Vogel and wife Hye, Cole Camp, Steve Vogel and wife Melanie Weaver, Deepwater, Sherry Vogel, Independence, and Kelly Anderson and husband Len, Montrose; six great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

STRAND, Ruth Almira PARKS LOGAN
b: Dec 8 1894, Tightwad, Henry Co, MO
d: Feb 28 1992, Cottonwood, AZ

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Ruth A. Strand, 97, Cottonwood, Az., passed away Friday, February 28, at The Arbors Nursing Home. She was born in Tightwad, the daughter of Harry and Jessie Parks. She had one brother, Ray Parks, who preceded her in death in 1946. She was married to Glen P. Logan, who preceded her in death in 1930, and to this union were born four sons. One baby boy died at birth. Also preceding her in death was her youngest son, Lonnie Valjean, July 1990. Surviving are Max A. of Tightwad, Patterson D. of Cottonwood, Az., and one niece, Pauline (Parks) Lawler. Also surviving are eight grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, stepchildren, step-grandchildren, and step-great-grandchildren. She volunteered her services to the Salvation Army for twenty-nine years, doing what she enjoyed most, quilting and hand work. Services were held at Westcott Funeral Home in Cottonwood and burial was at Valley View Cemetery in Clarksdale, Az.

STRATE, Dorothy Lucinda MARTIN
b: Aug 27 1909, St. Louis, MO
d: Nov 16 1997, Lee's Summit, Jackson Co, MO
bur:
Holden Cemetery, Holden, Johnson Co, MO
arr: Williams Funeral Chapel

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Dorothy Lucinda Martin Strate, 88, Holden, died Sunday, November 16, 1997, at Lee's Summit Hospital, Lee's Summit. She was born on August 27, 1909, in St. Louis, daughter of William Henry Martin and Dora Ellen Moreland Martin. She had lived in the Holden community since 1951. Mrs. Strate graduated from Calhoun High School in 1927. She received her BS degree and her MS in education degree from Central Missouri State University in Warrensburg and the University of Missouri at Columbia. She began her teaching career at Moore School near her hometown of Calhoun. She then taught at Land School and George School near Clinton. From there she moved to Doak School near Holden. There she met and married her husband, Warren A. Strate on May 7, 1938, in Nevada, and they moved to Independence, where their three sons were born. In 1951 she and her family moved to a farm near Holden, and after her sons were in school she resumed her teaching career at LaTour School in LaTour. After teaching four years in Johnson County, she accepted a position with the Odessa School District where she taught until she retired in 1975. Mrs. Strate was a lifetime teacher, wife and mother. She was recognized many times for her teaching accomplishments. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Holden, United Methodist Women, Missouri State Teachers Association, Holden Garden Club, Shakespeare Club of Holden and the International Reading Association. She is survived by her husband of the home; three sons, Warren Edward and his wife, Jackie, Krum, Texas, James William and his wife, Sharon, Enid, Oklahoma, and Larry David and his wife, Vicki Holden; a brother, Harold Martin, Independence; six grandchildren, Kimberly Coake, Friscoe, Texas, Karen McIntosh, Norman, Oklahoma; Christie Strate, Enid, Oklahoma, Jim Strate, Jr., Waukomis, Oklahoma, and Kelli Strate and Tricia Strate, Holden, and three great-grandchildren, Brandon Coake, Justin Strate, and Jarred Strate. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Gene Martin and Earl Martin. Funeral services were held on Wednesday, November 19, at the Williams Funeral Chapel in Holden. Burial was in Holden Cemetery.

STRATTON, Eugenia SPRING
b: 1933, Calhoun, Henry Co, MO
d: Aug 3 1953, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
bur:
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Unknown Newspaper clipping, Aug 1953 - Polio claims one; Brother is ill Mrs. Kenneth Stratton, 19, Dies at Menorah Hospital in Kansas City - Billy Spring is in Mercy Hospital - A young Henry County woman, and expectant mother, died early this week at Menorah Hospital in Kansas City, and her 9 year old brother is in Mercy Hospital there, recovering from the ravages of the same disease. Mrs. Kenneth Lee (Eugenia) Stratton, 19, a native of Calhoun, died at 2:30 p.m. Monday, August 3 of bulbar polio, haven been taken to Menorah on Friday. She was first rushed to the city on Thursday, but when room was not available, she was returned the following day. At the time of her seizure by the disease, Mrs. Stratton was living with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Spring, west of Calhoun, as her husband is in service. On July 18, the young brother, Billy Spring, was brought to Clinton, then on July 20, was taken to Mercy where his case was diagnosed as polio. Billy's mother remained in the city near her son's side, and Mr. Spring made frequent trips back to the home in Calhoun to see about Mrs. Stratton. The young woman was given shots to prevent the dread disease, but after her seizure, Kansas City physicians expressed the belief that the disease struck her and her brother at about the same time, and that it developed more slowly in Mrs. Stratton. Mrs. Stratton also entered a Clinton hospital before being rushed on to Kansas City on Friday. At Menorah she was placed in a respirator. Immediately after her death there, a caesarean operation was performed in an effort to save her unborn child. However, the baby, a boy, was stillborn. The brother, Billy, is doing fine, and is out of the isolation ward at Mercy. He is now eager to be at home, where he can ride his prized bicycle and have his arm around Buster, the dearly-loved dog at the Spring farm. - An Exemplary Young Woman - Her pastor made the comment that Mrs. Stratton was to all appearances a perfect physical specimen of young womanhood. And not only was she beautiful of face and disposition, but she was also efficient and methodical in her work. Her scrap books and picture albums, illustrated with her own drawings and sketches, all evidenced her orderliness and artistic ability. She was a gifted musician and had an outstanding, low-throated soprano voice. She also excelled as a pianist and in school she was a cheerleader and a member of the band, besides being an honor student. In all functions of her church and school she was generous in the use of her time and talents. Her spirited, effervescent personality, coupled with a sweet, sunny smile and an ability to get along with young and old alike, won her many friends. Her heart sang with the joy of healthful, happy living. A native of the Calhoun community, Eugenia Spring was graduated from the Calhoun High School in the class of 1952, and afterward went to Kansas City. She worked awhile there for Sears, then for TWA. In July, 1952, she was wed to her sweetheart of school days, Kenneth Lee Stratton who, in the meantime, had also moved to the city with his parents. The young couple made their home with the Strattons until the husband entered the service early this year. Pvt. Stratton, stationed at Fort Riley, Kan., was able to get a furlough after his wife was stricken, and he arrived in Kansas City in time to visit with her for two hours before her death. As her condition grew critical, parents and loved ones were allowed only to see her from the doorway of her room when they came to visit with her. Surviving Mrs. Stratton, in addition to her young husband, her parents, and her brother, are two adoring grandmothers, Mrs. Bertha Spring, Calhoun, and Mrs. Anna Campbell, of the home. Last rites were conducted at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, August 5 at the Calhoun Baptist Church, where "Jeanie", as she was affectionately known, was a member. The pastor, the Rev. R. C. Reichert, brought the message of comfort. Escorts for the burial in the Calhoun Cemetary were Redfort Reichert, Bill Ketchum, Tommy Dady, Jim Bilbruck, Bill Hudson, and Jerry Wiley. The young mother was buried with her babe in her arms. Persons from out of town who visited the grief-stricken parents and were present for the last rites included: Mrs. Spring's sister, Mrs. Ila Stickrod, Denver, Colo.; the young husband's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Harper Stratton and Betty Ann, Kansas City; and Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Spring, also of Kansas City.

STRATTON, Helen Ruth VAUGHN
b: Mar 24 1912, Montgomery City, Montgomery Co, MO
d: Jan 17 2004, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery ST-TY, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
arr: Vansant-Mills Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Feb 13 2004 - Helen Ruth Vaughn Stratton, daughter of Maurice Brown and Margaret (English) Vaughn, was born March 24, 1912, in Montgomery City and died at Clinton Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center January 17, 2004, at the age of 91 years. Helen Ruth was married to Charles s. Stratton, who preceded her in death. She was a member of the first Christian Church, Clinton; the DAR; a charter member of the Clinton Study Club; a lifetime member of the Henry County Historical Society; a longtime member of the Clinton Country Club and she loved to play bridge. She was preceded in death by her parents, Maurice and Margaret Vaughn; her husband, Charles Stewart Stratton; her son-in-law, Thomas Boone McCune; one great-grandson, Jeffrey Boone McCune II, as well as two brothers, James English Vaughn and Maurice Brown Vaughn. She is survived by her daughter, Peggy McCune DeLozier and husband Tracy, Clinton; two grandsons, Michael Stratton McCune and Jeffrey Boone McCune and wife Annette, and one great-granddaughter, Jacqueline Leeann Boone McCune, all of Florida. The funeral service was held in the sanctuary of the First Christian Church, Thursday, January 17. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

STRATTON, Violet MALES
b: 1914
d: 2001
bur:
Higginsville City Cemetery, Higginsville, Lafayette Co, MO
Clinton Daily Democrat, Sep 14 2001 - Violet Stratton, 87, Higginsville, died Wednesday, September 12, 2001. A memorial service will be held Monday, September 17, at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Lexington. Burial will be in Higginsville City Cemetery. She was born April 6, 1914, in Clemons, Iowa, the daughter of Benjamin and Nora (Hughes) Males. She married William Emerson Stratton, Jr. on February 24, 1940. They resided in Higginsville since 1956. She was preceded in death by her husband, infant son and a number of other family members. She is survived by sons, Mick and wife, Janet, Clinton, Bill and wife, Virgie, Lexington; daughters, Jan Beck and husband, Tom, Lexington, Sherry Kilpatrick and husband, Mike, Higginsville; sister, Dorothy Barry, Kansas City; seven grandchildren, Greg Beck and his wife, Sandra, Lexington, Stephanie Beck and fiance, Dave Bono, Lenexa, Kansas, Monica Schaefer and her husband, Spencer, San Diego, California, Laurie Divine and her husband, Michael, Higginsville, Amy Woods and her husband, Mike, Lexington, Stacy and Blake Kilpatrick, Higginsville, and five great-grandchildren, Zachary, Cody and McKenzie Beck and Loren and Beth Woods, all of Lexington. - Walker-Nadler Funeral Home, Lexington.

STRAW, Beulah Frances MAYFIELD
b: Apr 26 1913, Buffalo, Dallas Co, MO
d: Sep 19 1933, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
bur:
Brownington Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
see Alta Jewell MAYFIELD obit

STRAW, Eugene
b: Jul 31 1905
d: Jun 19 1987
bur:
Teays Chapel Cemetery, Bear Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Consalus Funeral Homes

Funeral services for Eugene Straw, 81, Clinton, were held at 10:30 a.m. at Consalus Funeral Home. Burial was in Teays Chapel Cemetery. Mr. Straw died Friday morning, June 19 1987. He was a retired farmer and had lived at Truman Lake Manor in Lowry City. Survivors include his wife, Mabel, of the nursing home; one son, Gene Straw of Branson; one daughter, Treva S. Hall of Kansas City; two brothers, H. A. Straw of Parsons, KS and Wm. R. Straw of Plainview, TX.

STRAW, Isaac N.
b: Oct 27 1836, Wyandot Co, OH
d: Nov 20 1905, SW of Deepwater, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Teays Chapel Cemetery, Bear Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Missouri, Nov 25 1905 - I. N. Straw, an old soldier and pioneer, southwest of Deepwater, died on Monday night after being ill for some time. He leaves a wife and several children to mourn his loss. Funeral at Teays Chapel Wednesday.

STRAW, Kathryn V.
b: Apr 7 1915
d: Feb 6 2004, Cam Verde, AZ
bur:
Englewood Cemetery ST-TY, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
arr: Vansant-Mills Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jul 13 2004 - Kathryn V. Straw, 88, Lake Montezuma, Arizona, died February 6, 2004, in Cam Verde, Arizona. Memorial services will be Friday, July 16, 2004, at the McClain Chapel, Englewood Cemetery, Clinton. Burial will be in Englewood Cemetery. She is survived by her daughter Carol Burton and husband Bob, Lake Montezuma, Arizona; one sister Ruby Neuenschwander of Appleton City; four grandchildren, Steven Straw of Higbee, Vernon Straw of Clinton, Jacqueline Burton Watson of Peoria, Arizona, and Randall Burton of Flagstaff Arizona; two great-grandchildren, Seth Burton and Kendra Burton of Flagstaff, Arizona, and a number of nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends.

STREAM, Mabel Irene KNEIP
b: Oct 25 1907
d: Apr 28 1997, San Bernardino, San Bernardino Co, CA

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Mabel Irene (Kneip) Stream died Monday, April 28, 1997. At the time of her death she was living with her great-granddaughter and family in San Bernardino, California. Graveside services were held Thursday, May 1, 1997, in Witter, California. Mrs. Stream was the sister of Ed Kneip, Clinton.

STREAM, Ralph W.
b: abt 1884, Iowa
d: Feb 5 1939, 4 mi W of Ladue, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery ST-TY, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Ralph W. Stream, 55, esteemed and well-known farmer of four miles west of LaDue, died Sunday afternoon, February 5, 1939. His lifeless body was found by a neighbor, Earl Batschelet, about 7:00 p.m. in the hayloft of the barn on the Stream farm after a brief but frantic search by his family and friends. The body was found dangling from the hay fork track, with the small rope used to trip the fork, around his neck. He had evidently climbed up on the heavy rope, used to pull the hay in, and after fastening the noose around his neck had swung free. The fall was about three feet and his boots, which had partly slipped off, touched the hay beneath him. His jumper was pulled around his neck and the rope was over it. His gloves were on, and his hat lay beneath him as though he had it on, when he jumped and it had fallen off. At 2:00 Sunday afternoon Mr. Stream had told his wife and daughters, Misses Nelda and Faye, that he was going to the timber. Late in the afternoon Earl Batschelet called to see Mr. Stream, and finding him gone tried in vain to locate him at the Carl Christen home (where he was to help butcher Monday), the Homer Salmon and Batschelet farms. Unable to find Mr. Stream at the homes of nearby friends the Stream family became alarmed, and called the LaDue telephone operator to request that she call neighboring farms so a search could be started. In the meantime the family, assisted by the neighbors, began doing the chores. Miss Nelda, who even went to the loft to get kaffir corn for the chickens, did not go far enough to see her father. When Mr. Batschelet went into the loft for more hay he found Mr. Steams' body. Dr. S. B. Hughes, county coroner, was called and stated that death was probably due to a broken neck as there was no discoloration of the face to denote strangling. The rope was tied in a slip knot which was under his right jaw. Mr. Stream, a jovial man, who had supposedly always enjoyed excellent health, apparently had no reason for his act, which remains unexplained to his family. There were no notes or any explanation at hand for him desiring to end his life. The only reason the Stream family could give was an unnatural despondency, noticed by recently, and the fact that he seemed worried at the responsibility of looking after the estates of both his mother and mother-in-law, the late Mrs. Christina Christen. He was honest, upright, providing well for his family, being held in high regard by his neighbors.

STREET, Dale E.
b: Nov 18 1928, Independence, Jackson Co, MO
d: Dec 16 2001, De Soto, Johnson Co, KS

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Dec 19 2001 - Dale E. Street, 73, died Sunday, December 16, 2001, at his son's home in DeSoto, Kansas. There are no services planned. He was born November 18, 1928, in Independence. He graduated from Independence High School and for 50 years he laid brick. He moved to Roscoe two years ago. He served in the Merchant Marines, was a Navy veteran and a member of the VFW. He was preceded in death by his wife, Cora Mae Street, and his parents, George A. and Lacie Street. He is survived by his son, Burt Howard, DeSoto, Kansas; his daughters, Melessa Valintine of Kansas City and Julie Kato of Kansas City seven grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, and his sister, Irene Vernon and nephew, Stanly of Kansas City.

STREET, Douglas Haven
b: Jan 24 1962, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
d: Sep 22 1993, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery ST-TY, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
arr: Consalus Funeral Homes

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Douglas Haven Street was born January 24, 1962, in Clinton, the son of Audie L. and Mary Kay (Harris) Street. He passed away September 22, 1993 in Kansas City, at the age of 31. Douglas was a lifelong resident of Clinton, attending the Clinton schools and graduating from Clinton High School. He also attended Central Missouri State University four four years. Douglas was co-founder and an officer of Creative Paints, Inc. of Clinton. He took an interest in and helped in the restoration of many of the older homes in Clinton. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Clinton. He is survived by his father, Audie L. Street of Clinton: two brothers, Audie Street, Pensacola, Fl., David Street, Overland Park, Ks.; five sisters, Joyce Belna, Fort Wayne, In., Sherry Himes, Clinton, Charlotte Wagner, Warrensburg, Janice Burden, Blue Springs, and Kathern Gan, Kansas City; also fifteen nieces and nephews and several aunts and uncles. He was preceded in death by his mother, Mary Kay Street on September 26, 1986. Funeral services were Saturday, September 25, at Second Presbyterian Church, Kansas City, and at First Presbyterian Church, Clinton. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery.

STREET, Farrel Dean
b: Dec 19 1939, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
d: Jan 11 2010, Warrensburg, Johnson Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery ST-TY, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
arr: Vansant-Mills Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 25 2010 - Farrel Dean Street died Monday, January 11, 2010, at Western Missouri Medical Center in Warrensburg at the age of 70 years. Farrel was born December 19, 1939, in Clinton. His parents were Marie (Havens) Street and David S. Street, also of Clinton. Farrel graduated from Clinton Elementary and Clinton High School. He excelled in football, track and drama. As a young man he was involved in Scouting and received the covetous rank of Eagle Scout and he was a member of Demolay. Following graduation he enlisted in the United States Army where he continued to do well in track, receiving medals in Germany. Farrel attended Central Missouri State College and became a talented actor. During summer stock, h played Matt in "The Shepherd of the Hills" play in Branson. He worked in the ammunitions plant at Lake City and was a very good commercial painter with Street Painting Company in Clinton. Farrel retired from 20 years of service in the Missouri National Guard. His military duties included Alaska, Germany, Panama Canal and other areas of the world. Farrel was a member of the American Legion, the Elks Lodge, Veterans of Foreign Wars and the First Presbyterian Church of Clinton. Farrel is survived by two brothers, David Arlen Street, Warrensburg, and Audie Lee Street, Clinton, and a sister Dana Marie Street-Sturgeon, Windsor; nieces and nephews, whom he dearly loved and a host of friends. Funeral services were held at Vansant-Mills Chapel on Friday, January 15. Interment was in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

STREET, Lora A. "Tommie"
b: Apr 23 1923
d: Aug 12 1998, Osceola, St. Clair Co, MO
bur:
Pleasant Springs Cemetery, Roscoe Twp, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Mrs. Lora A. "Tommie" Street, 75, El Dorado Springs, died Wednesday, August 12, 1998, at the Sac-Osage Hospital in Osceola. She is survived by one son, Ron Street of El Dorado Springs; two daughters, Mrs. Joyce Gray of Independence and Mrs. Terri Jo Fast of El Dorado Springs; one sister, Jean Friar of El Dorado Springs; seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be Friday, August 14, at the Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel in Osceola. Burial will be in the Pleasant Springs Cemetery near El Dorado Springs.

STREET, Marie HAVENS
b: Jun 26 1907, Kiowa Co, OK
d: Mar 30 1998, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur: Cremation
arr:
Consalus Funeral Homes
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Marie Havens Street, 90, was born June 26, 1907, in Kiowa County, Oklahoma, the daughter of Ida Bell and Irv Havens. She died Monday, March 30, 1998, at Westwood Nursing Center in Clinton. She married David Street in 1930 and lived most of her life in Clinton. She was preceded in death by her husband, David S. Street, December 26, 1979, and a grandson, Douglas Havens Street, September 22, 1993. Marie was a devoted housewife and mother. She was an active member of the First Presbyterian chgurch of Clinton and the Roberta Rebekah Lodge. Marie loved working in her flower garden. She especially enjoyed decorating for church and lodge dinners. One of her favorite hobbies was collecting lovely antique dishes. She is survived by four children, David Arlen, Warrensburg, Audie Lee, Blairstown, Farrel Dean, Clinton, and Dana Marie Street of Clinto; 11 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Memorial services were held Friday, April 3, at Cosalus Chapel, Clinton. Cremation.

STREETER, Amelia KREISMAN
b: Jul 30 1852, Meridosia, IL
d: Jun 2 1889, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery ST-TY, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Eye, Jun 8 1889 - Mrs. C. S. Streeter died and her home here Sunday morning at 12:30, June 2 1889, after a nine day illness . She suffered with jaundice, which terminated in blood poison. Her husband, C. S. Streeter, is one of our best businessmen and has our universal sympathy. To little daughters, Frankie, aged 6, and Nellie, 2, are a little sun beams left to cheer their father's heart. Mrs. Streeter's mother, Mrs. Kreisman, arrived from St. Louis Friday before her daughter's death and a sister came Sunday. Mrs. Strong, sister of Mr. Streeter, nursed her a truth this painful illness until the arrival of her mother and all that faithful, loving hands could do was done. Amelia Kreisman was born in Meridosia, Illinois, July 30 1852 and married Mr. Streeter in St. Louis 8 years last March. Funeral at the residence and burial in Englewood.

STREGLES, Wanda DOBBS
b: abt 1923
d: May 22 2007, Platte City, Platte Co, MO

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, May 24 2007 - Wanda Dobbs Stregles, 84, Platte City, died Tuesday, May 22, 2007. Memorial services will be Saturday, May 26, at Rollins Funeral Home in Platte city. She was originally from Deepwater and graduated from Deepwater High School.

STRICKER, James Thomas
b: 1846
d: 1928

The death of J. T. Stricker, a pioneer of this county occurred on February 14th, 1928, at Springfield. A very fitting obituary appeared in the Clinton (Missouri) News and we herewith reproduce it, as a eulogy to the fine life that Mr. Stricker lived in this county, having been one of its sturdy, progressive pioneers: - The Old Pioneers are passing away - the men and women who led the way in the early history of Henry County, Mo., will live in memory, though they sleep the sleep that know no waking. Among the many noble men who lived in our county in those early days, none were more worthy to be loved and honored than the object of this sketch. J. T. Stricker, familiarly called "Tom Stricker", was born January 31, 1846, and died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. A. C. Shawley, in Springfield, Mo., February 14, 1928, aged 82 years and 13 days. Many interesting facts are connected with his early life and it was always a pleasure to hear him tell of his early experiences. Born on the farm now owned by Mrs. Christian, three miles west of LaDue, Mo., He was rocked to sleep in a cradle made from a hollow log and practically all of the furniture in the farm homes at that time was home made. At one time when he was quite small, the Indians stole him and carried him away, but his father, William Stricker, through much persuasion and strategy, recovered him and returned him to the grief stricken home. In the year 1874, he moved to Christian county, Mo., and in the year 1877, he was united in marriage to Miss Mary Fulkerson of Ozark, Mo. Seven children were born to this union, four of whom are still living and mourn the loss of a loving father. The three daughters who lived in or near Springfield, Mo., and cared for their father so tenderly during his last illness are: Mrs. A. C. Shawley, of Springfield, and Mrs. Geo. Gregg and Mrs. Fray Ball of Nixa, Mo. The other daughter, Mrs. Mattie Ashbury, lives in Kansas, and could not be present. He is survived also by two brothers - W. W. Stricker, of this (Henry) county, and Frank Stricker of Orange, Calif. Many other relatives and friends are sad on account of the passing of this good man, neighbor and friend. The funeral was held at Springfield and was attended by many relatives and friends from Henry county. The discourse was by Rev. Wilson, and there was a profusion of flowers. The special music was sublime. The remains were taken to Richwood cemetery, near Cassidy, Mo., and there was a short service held for the benefit of his old neighbors, among whom he had lived so long and so happily. There in the South Land. Nature's ideal spot for a resting place, his body was lain by the side of the departed wife, who went to her reward some seven years ago. With him 'It is finished.' The veil between the two 'eternties' is drawn and he walks the 'streets of gold' in perfect bliss. The church that he served so faithfully since early manhood has lost an earnest worker, but he has left foot prints proving that a real man has been this way and there is no doubt but what others will be influenced by his good example while time shall last. Blessed thought There is no sting in what we call death, and the grave has no victory when a good man is called home. Tom Stricker and I were friends. He was about 20 years my Senior, but our associations were such that I knew his mind and heart. There was no harm in him. His life was pure, noble and true. He would deny himself to help others, and he died as he had lived, conscious to the last and interested in his friends and loved ones. - Wm. Lee Pinkston

STRICKER, Velma L.
b: Jun 12 1908
d: Jan 20 2001, Appleton City, St. Clair Co, MO
bur:
Montrose Cemetery, Montrose, Deepwater Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Hill & Son Funeral Home

Clinton Daily Democrat, Jan 22 2001 - Velma L. Stricker, 92, Appleton City, died Saturday, January 20, 2001, at Appleton City Manor Nursing Home. She is survived by two granddaughters, Cheryl Bowers of Kansas City and Jan Martinez, Temecula, California. Funeral services will be Wednesday at the Hill & Son Funeral Home, Appleton City, with burial in Montrose Cemetery.

STRICKER, William Wesley
b: 1847
d: 1939

Former Henry Countain Dies - Henry County friends will regret to learn of the death of one of their oldest former residents, William Wesley Stricker, formerly of near LaDue, who died from complications of advanced age on December 11, 1939, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Sam McClellan at Stanberry, where he had gone 18 days before on a visit. He usually made his home with another daughter, Mrs. Dave Fletcher of Wheatland, formerly of Clinton and LaDue. Mr. Stricker was born July 4 1847, in Illinois, and came with his parents when three years old to near LaDue where the father homesteaded, and on this farm Mr. Stricker was reared, lived during his married life and reared his children. A grandson, Malcolm Stricker, now lives on the place. When past 20 years old, Mr. Stricker was united in marriage on July 4 to Miss Ella Grigsby and to them were given four children all of whom survive and are: in addition to the above named daughters, Mrs. Will Thompson of Ventura, Calif., and a son, Chas. Stricker of Lebanon. There are 27 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. A great-grandson is the only namesake, William Wesley Fletcher, grandson of Mrs. Dave Fletcher; and son of Homer Fletcher of Pocatello, Idaho. Mr. Stricker was a charter member of the Bear Creek Baptist church; gave the land where the church now stands and built the first church house of logs by himself. He was deeply religious and his daily life exemplified the teachings of the Master. Mr. Stricker was an excellent farmer, and an expert horseman, devoting a number of years to raising fine driving horses, in addition to his other activities. He had been retired from active work several years, but retained an interest in the occupations of his loved ones, giving sound advice and a firm guidance. Funeral services and burial were at Stanberry according to his request, for he had form some time known his days were limited but his had been a full and consecrated life and he was ready to go when death came for him as quietly as sleep.

STRICKLAND, Alma Opal HARVEY
b: Jun 20 1909, near Iconium, St. Clair Co, MO
d: Sep 19 2000, St. Petersburg, Pinellas Co, FL
bur:
Lowry City Cemetery, Lowry City, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Alma Opal Strickland, daughter of George Robert and Cora May Conkwright Harvey, was born June 20, 1909, near Iconium and died September 19, 2000, in St. Petersburg, Florida, at the age of 91 years. On October 1, 1930, she married Glen T. Strickland of Deepwater and they began their married life farming near Deepwater, later moving to a farm south of Lowry City, where they lived until her husband's death in May 1978, when she moved to Florida to be near her children. She was a loving wife and mother of her three children and she and Glen were like second parents to his nieces and nephew, Kay Parks, June Stoneking and Bill Gilkey, always ready to lend a helping had to anyone in need. She loved to sew and quilt, making many treasured quilts for her family. She also enjoyed flower gardening and vegetable gardening, happily sharing a jar of home canned vegetables with visitors. Opal was an excellent cook and for a number of years was employed at the Landmark Restaurant in Lowry City, a job she dearly loved. She has left her family with wonderful memories and will be missed by all. Opal was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, one daughter, Myrtle Olsen, one brother, Noel Harvey and two sisters, Myrtle Harvey and Verna C. Smith. She is survived by one daughter, Nina Bertolini, St. Petersburg, Florida; one son, Glen Hansen Strickland and wife Kathy, Cumming, Georgia; one sister Dimple Ferguson, Clinton; one brother-in-law Gene Strickland, Deepwater, and one sister-in-law, Ruth Gilkey, Clinton; five grandchildren, Chris Lingelback, St. Petersburg, Florida, Gina Anderson, Memphis, David Bertolini, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Kelly Strickland Price, Westminster, South Carolina, and John Strickland, Cumming, Georgia; also seven great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild and several nieces and nephews. Graveside services were held October 13, 2000, at the Lowry City Cemetery.

STRICKLAND, Edward D.
b: Nov 20 1851, Rolla Co, WV
d: Feb 29 1904, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery ST-TY, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Missouri, Mar 5 1904 - Death of a good man is again voiced in our midst and another happy home is left in sorrow and gloom by the visitation of the Death Angel. The deceased - E. D. Stricklen - was born in Rolla county, West Virginia Nov. 20, 1851. When quite young, he moved with his father's family to Indiana, where he remained for about four years and come to Henry county in 1868, living most of the time on a farm seven miles west of Clinton but the past two years had lived in this city. His father, Allen Stricklen, at home time lived in Bethlehem township but died in Clinton in 1874. Deceased was married Jan. 12(?), 1875 to Miss Frances E. Swackhammer of Henry county. Three daughters were born - Mrs. Rose Hoffman, who lives on the home farm; Miss Clara Agnes, residing with her parents, and Mrs. Nannie Elizabeth Miller. Emmett Baker, a nephew, has made his home with him since an infant. He also leaves a brother, O. S. Stricklen, of Kildare, I.T. and a sister, Mrs. George Cruce, 10 miles west of Clinton, to mourn the loss of a prominent bridge and street contractor and had just completed a large job of street paving in Warrensburg and had quite a lot of other work contracted for during the summer. During a drive in the country, he took a cold, which last Monday resulted in the fatal malady and Monday, Feb. 29, at 4 p.m., he fell into the sweet sleep of death. He was a charter member of the C. P. church at Mt. Carmel, and an elder for a number of years. Only a short time since, he moved his membership to this place. May the Lord help his dear children to follow in the ways he has led.

STRICKLAND, Elmer
b: Jun 7 1910, Knob Noster, Johnson Co, MO
d: Jan 18 1993, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur: Mt. Zion Cemetery, Dunksburg, Johnson Co, MO
arr: Sickman & Dunning Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Elmer Strickland of 416 E. Franklin Street, passed away at his home on Monday, January 18, 1993. He was the son of Willis E. and Bertha Alice (Hall) Strickland. He was born June 7, 1910 at Knob Noster. He entered the US Army in Kansas City on March 30, 1944 and was discharged April 1, 1946, serving in the E.O.T. area. Survivors include one daughter, Mary Margaret Smith of Blue Springs; five sisters, Anna Wells of Urich, Mayola Sappington of Columbia, Verona Price of Nowata, Ok., Elberta Wilson and Evelyn Gerlt both from Clinton; three brothers, Walter L. Strickland of Grandview, Willis E. Strickland Jr. of Bates City, and Eugene H. Strickland of Kansas City; one granddaughter, several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by both parents, two sisters and two brothers. He retired as a truck driver for the Kraus Trucking Line and was a member of Teamsters Local #41. Graveside services were held Friday, January 22, 1993 at the Mt. Zion Cemetery in Knob Noster.

STRICKLAND, Eugene Jacob "Gene"
b: Sep 10 1909, near Deepwater, Henry Co, MO
d: Feb 18 2007, Appleton City, St. Clair Co, MO
bur:
Lowry City Cemetery, Lowry City, St. Clair Co, MO
arr: Sheldon-Goodrich Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Mar 1 2007 - Eugene J. Strickland was the second child born September 10, 1909, in Deepwater to Frank M. Strickland and Mallie (Shaffner) Strickland. He died Sunday, February 19, 2007, at Ellett Memorial Hospital, Appleton City. He was born in St. Clair County near Deepwater where he lived for 95 years until January 2005 when he entered Countryside Estates in Appleton City. He farmed together with his father. He continued farming throughout his lifetime except for the period of time he served in the Army during World War II. Gene had many interests besides farming, including raising cattle, attending sales and auctions searching for those "best buy" antiques, in which no distance was too far to travel for that unique antique. From a young man, Gene had a passion for attending sales and auctions and where he eventually started helping the auctioneer. He was also a member of the VFW where he attended many meetings throughout his life. Throughout the years, he was a regular customer at many local restaurants. Through all these interests and hobbies, he made many lifelong friends and many acquaintances that he greatly cherished. Gene was a very giving and generous person to anyone in need ... family, friends and even complete strangers. His love for animals extended to any stray dog or cat that came to his door. He took his first plane ride with his sister Ruth, and a few of his nieces at the age of 80 to attend his sister-in-law's birthday in St. Petersburg, Florida. Then at the age of 86, he took his first small plane ride as Bodie flew him over the Clinton countryside. Gene looked forward to his daily newspaper, so that he would have the most current events on what was going on in local and world news. He loved to discuss many of the topics with his friends and family. He had a special gift in remembering dates and specific information such as quoting prices of livestock, crops and land values. He would often share his stories of historical events with his family, especially the Great Depression and the drought years of the mid 1930s. He was preceded in death by his parents; his brother Glen Strickland, and sisters, Lillian Lewis and Ruth Gilkey; two nieces, Myrtle Olsen and Nina Bertolini. He is survived by nephews, Glen Hansen Strickland and wife Kathy, Cumming, Georgia, and Bill Gilkey and wife Sharon, Clinton; two nieces, Kay Parks and husband Bodie, Clinton, and June Stoneking and husband Bob, lee's Summit; five great-nephews, six great-nieces and 16 great-great-nieces and nephews and two great-great-great-nieces and nephews. Funeral services were Wednesday, February 21, at Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel, Osceola. Interment was in Lowry City Cemetery.

STRICKLAND, Lydia CALE
b: Jun 25 1831, near Staunton, VA
d: Feb 19 1920, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery ST-TY, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Mrs. Lydia Strickland departed this life at the home of her son, J. N. Cale, 400 North Main street at 12:50 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 19, 1920, after being confined to her bed since Friday a.m., Feb. 13th, from the 3rd stroke of paralysis. Her birthday was the 25th of June, but the records were lost, so her exact age is unobtainable, but she is considerable past 80 years, over 85 anyway. She was born near Staunton, Va., and came to Henry county with her first husband J. H. Cale and three children, who survive as follows: Harvey Cale, Boulder, Colo.; J. N. Cale, North Main Street, Clinton; and Mrs. Della Blaise, Detroit, Michigan. Her first husband died about the year 1875 and ten years later she married Allen Strickland who died about ten years later, since which time she made her home with Harvey Cale until Harvey went to Colorado, since which time she had been with J. N. Cale. She kept all her facilities, could remember and had her second sight. She was a member of the Presbyterian church. The last conscious act of deceased was to sit down in the front room and say her evening prayer aloud as was her custom. And sometime back, at her request, Rev. Dickey and the elders of the Presbyterian church administered the Lord's Supper with her. The funeral was held at J. N. Cale's residence, Friday morning, and the remains were laid in Englewood to await the resurrection morn.

STRICKLAND, Rebecca JUDY COMER
b: Sep 27 1867, Mound City, Holt Co, MO
d: Nov 11 1936, Windsor, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Bear Creek Cemetery, Bear Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - The spirit of Mrs. David Strickland left its earthly dwelling place to dwell in that home above Wednesday, November 11, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Charlie Robinson, Windsor, where she had been taken almost three weeks before. Rebecca, daughter of James and Kathryn Judy, was born in Mound City, Holt County, Missouri, September 27, 1867. At the age of 19 she was married to Henry Comer, also of Mound City. Five children blessed this union, one dying in infancy. The children left to mourn a good mother are: Mrs. Charlie Robison, Windsor; James Comer, near Clinton; John Comer, near Concordia, Kans., and Emil at home. About 40 years ago, Mr. Comer died. Four years later she married David Strickland, who died February 26, 1922. This was another sad blow for Mrs. Strickland, for they had worked side by side - when she was busy in the house, he was helping her, when he was busy outside, Becky was helping him. She came to Henry County 33 years ago and lived near Clinton most of the time since. Besides her four children, she leaves eleven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren and many warm friends. In May she suffered a stroke and had been bedfast most of the time. No one knows how she suffered, yet she never complained. Her face was lined with suffering and body racked with pain, but she was kind and loving through it all. her friends and loved ones did all they could for her. She joined the Dunkard church when young and had always kept the faith. She was a hard working, industrious woman, always finding pleasure in doing her work well and always ready to help her friends and neighbors. She had a happy disposition and her children will be rich in memory of her pure life. She loved all her children the same, but perhaps a little nearer than the rest was the youngest son Emil, who had ever been his mother's closest companion, staying with her day and night. He will miss the little mother most, for their lives had been interwoven. The sympathy of all goes to the children but they know she had gone where there are no sorrows and there will be no night there. The funeral was conducted at the Baptist Church in LaDue Friday, burial at Bear Creek cemetery.

STRICKLAND, Richard Alden
b: Jul 24 1915, Pinckenyville, IL
d: May 16 1993, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur: Caledonia Cemetery, Sparta, IL
arr:
Vansant-Mills Funeral Home
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Richard Alden Strickland, son of John R. Strickland and Clara Ethel Quillman, was born July 24, 1915 at Pinckenyville, Illinois and departed this life May 16, 1993, at Meadowbrook Manor, Clinton, at the age of 77. He had lived in this area for 30 years. He moved to Clinton in 1980 upon retirement from 13 years of labor as a Carder for Metro Media Transit Advertising. He was a Navy veteran of World War II with six years of service in American Samoa and Okinawa. He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Audrey Strickland Herpin and Zelma Strickland Jeffrey. He was also preceded in death by his foster parents, Harry E. Quillman and Clara Welch Quillman. He is survived by his wife Ethel M. Strickland of the home; brother-in-law George A. Bomher, Chilhowee; sister/cousin Grace Welch Hiller, Marion, Illinois; nephew Terry Hiller and Marty of Carbondale, Illinois; and niece Margaret Ann Hiller Bickenbach and Col. Jerry B. Bickenbach, Ret., Madison, Al.; and beloved by many other nieces and nephews and cousins. Funeral services were held at the Church of the Nazarene, Clinton, on Friday, May 21, 1993. Graveside services were held at the Caledonia Cemetery, Sparta, Illinois, Saturday, May 22, 1993.

STRICKLAND, Willis Elsner Jr.
b: abt 1933
d: May 30 2000, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur: Mt. Zion Cemetery, Dunksburg, Johnson Co, MO
arr:
Royer Funeral Home
Kansas City Star, Jun 1 2000 - Willis E. Strickland, Jr., 67, of Clinton, MO, passed away on Tuesday, May 30, 2000, at the Golden Valley Memorial Hospital in Clinton. Services will be held Saturday, June 3, at Royer Funeral Home, Oak Grove; burial in Mt. Zion Cemetery, Dunksburg, MO.

STRICKLER, James R.
b: Jun 13 1939, St. Clair Co, MO
d: Jun 24 2006, Appleton City, St. Clair Co, MO
bur:
Taberville Cemetery, Taberville, St. Clair Co, MO
arr: Hill & Son Funeral Home

Appleton City, MO - James R. Strickler, son of Charles R. and Irene (Harleman) Strickler, was born June 13, 1939 in St. Clair County, Missouri. He passed away at Ellett Memorial Hospital June 24, 2006 at 67 years of age. He lived most of his life in the Taberville, Missouri area except the years spent serving his country in the U.S. Army. Jim and Shirley Nations were united in marriage March 29, 1965 in Miami, Oklahoma and to this union two sons were born. He worked as a meat cutter for most of his life. He enjoyed hunting and fishing, and spending time with his two grandchildren. Mr. Strickler was a member of the American Legion in Lowry City, Missouri. Jim was preceded in death by his father. Survivors include his wife Shirley Strickler of the home; his two sons, Charlie Strickler of Monegaw Springs, Missouri and Lee Strickler of Taberville, Missouri; his mother Irene Grayer of Appleton City, Missouri; one brother Charles Strickler of Peoria, Arizona; four sisters, Bernice Marshall of Rockville, Missouri, Clara Dunham of Appleton City, Missouri, June Jelks of Rockville, Missouri and Betty Hayes of Harrisonville, Missouri; and two grandchildren, Chelestia Strickler and James Strickler, Jr. Services were June 27, 2006, at Hill & Son Funeral Home, Appleton City. Burial in Taberville Cemetery, Taberville, MO.

STRIEBY, Francis "LeRoy"
b: Jan 22 1911, Stanwood, IA
d: Apr 11 2001, Warrensburg, Johnson Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery ST-TY, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
arr: Sweeney-Phillips & Holdren

Clinton Daily Democrat, Apr 12 2001 - Francis "LeRoy" Strieby, 90, Warrensburg, died Wednesday, April 11, 2001, at the Western Missouri Medical Center. He was born on January 22, 1911, in Stanwood, Iowa, the son of Samuel Sedan Strieby and Margaret Elizabeth Thomson Strieby. On June 9, 1935, he and Cindonia Dana Maynor were married in Park College, Parkville. She died in May 1971. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the United States Army. He was a mail carrier in Clinton for the United States Postal Service, working until his retirement in the Clinton area. He is survived by his daughter, Dana Moore, Warrensburg, and grandson, Jim Moore. Funeral services will be Saturday, at the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, Warrensburg. Interment will be in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

STRINGER, Thomas Shane
b: Jan 22 1964
d: Feb 21 2002, Republic, Greene Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery ST-TY, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
arr: Consalus Funeral Homes

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Feb 25 2002 - Shane Stringer, 38, Republic, died Thursday, February 21, 2002, as the result of a motor vehicle accident. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday, February 27, at Consalus Chapel, Clinton. Burial will be in Englewood Cemetery. He had lived in this area until three years ago when he moved to Republic. He was a member of the Clinton Church of the Nazarene. He attended Freedom School and was a graduate of Chilhowee High School. He was a member of the Clinton Bow Hunters. Preceding him in death were his paternal grandparents. Among survivors are his daughter, Mallory Alise Stringer, Lowry City; his mother, Kathleen Means Green, Republic; one sister, Sherry Kathleen Pickett Cravatt and husband, Alan, Republic; one brother, Bret Stringer, Napa, California; maternal grandparents, James and Alice Means, Clinton; one aunt, Lisa Mitchell and husband, Donnie, Clinton; two nieces, Jaylene and Andrea Pickett; cousins, Jessica Mitchell and Marty Mitchell, and father, Thomas Stringer, Greenville, South Carolina.

STROM, LaVere H.
b: 1915
d: 2001

Clinton Daily Democrat, Jan 2 2002 - LaVere H. Strom, 86, Colombia, died Monday, December 31, 2001, at Lenoir Healthcare in Columbia. He was born July 27, 1915, in Lost Springs, Kansas, to Louie V. and Mabel (Peterson) Strom. He was married September 1, 1938, in Columbia to Eva Frances Craghead, who died August 2, 1993. Funeral services are 1 p.m. Friday, January 4, at First Christian Church in Columbia. He is survived by two sons, Pete Strom and Steve Strom, both of Wichita, Kansas; one daughter, Susan F. Poppe, Raymore; two sisters, Evelyn Jones, Ozark, and Louene Black, Littleton, Colorado; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Colonel Strom served 28 years as a field artillery officer in the United States Army. His military career was marked by service in World War II (Pacific Theater) and during the Korean conflict, and he received numerous decorations, including the Legion of Merit. He was preceded in death by his parents, Louie and Mable; his wife, Eva Frances; one brother, Verle Strom, and one sister, Carol Worsfold.

STRONG, Zenos Wesley "Zene"
b: Mar 5 1925, Fort Lyon, Benton Co, MO
d: Apr 16 2008, Lafayette, IN
arr:
Soller-Baker Funeral Home
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 24 2008 - Zenos Wesley (Zene) Strong, 83, Lafayette, Indiana, died on Wednesday, April 16, 2008, at St. Mary Health Care. He was born March 5, 1925, in Fort Lyon, Mo., to the late Zenos G. Strong and Dimple Ashinhurst Strong. Mr. Strong was a manager with Texas Refining Corp. for 25 years. He was a Navy Hospital Corpsman during World War II and the Korean War, retiring after serving 22 years. He was a five-time recipient of the Purple Heart Medal, and received a Combat Medal of Valor, Bronze Star Medal as well as other commendations and medals. He was a member of Immanuel United Church of Christ, where he had been a president, elder and deacon. He also was a member of American Legion Post 11 and a former member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. On July 1, 1961, he married Lettie A. "Lil" Van Schepen in Lafayette, and she survives. Also surviving are a daughter, Linda E. McClure of San Diego; three brothers, Gene Strong (wife: Linda) of Columbia, Mo., Don Strong (wife: Sheila) of Belton, Mo., and Gary Wheeler (wife: Janet) of Shelbyville, Ill.; and five sisters, Glenna Henry (husband: Jerry) of Columbia, Mo., Betty Walker of Mode, Ill., Eileen Albin (husband: Bill) and Jane Edwards (husband: Joe), both of Clinton, Mo., and Joy Abney (husband: Johnny) of Calhoun, Mo. Two grandchildren, Michael John Schmitz (wife: Laurie) and Amy Linn Schmitz, several nieces and nephews, and sister-in-law, Diane Strong of Congers, N.Y., also survive. One brother, Robert Strong, preceded in death. Services were Monday, April 21, at Soller-Baker Lafayette Chapel. Interment in Spring Creek Cemetery in White County, Indiana.

STROPE, Rita Marie VOGEL
b: Jan 23 1925, Germantown, Henry Co, MO
d: Oct 15 2005, Osceola, St. Clair Co, MO
bur:
St. Marys Cemetery, Montrose, Deepwater Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Hill & Son Funeral Home

Appleton City MO - Rita Marie (Vogel) Strope, daughter of Frank and Louise (Cook) Vogel, was born January 23, 1925 at Germantown, Missouri. She passed away October 15, 2005 at Sac-Osage Hospital in Osceola, Missouri. Rita lived her entire life in the Germantown, Montrose and Appleton City area. She attended school at St. Ludger's School at Germantown. Her mother passed away when she was 17, and she being the oldest daughter, cared for her father and siblings for several years. Rita was married February 23, 1949 to Vincent Strope at St. Ludger's Catholic Church in Germantown and to this union five children were born. They lived their married life in Montrose and Appleton City, Missouri, celebrating 52 years together in February of 2001. Mrs. Strope was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Montrose, and was a past member of the Ladies Sodality. She spent her life as a home maker, wife and mother. Rita was preceded in death by her devoted and loving husband, Vinnie, in 2001; her parents, Frank and Louise Vogel; her brothers, Eugene, Erwin and Marcellus Vogel; and her sister, Mary Ellen Jurgensmeyer. She will be sadly missed by her five children: Linda and husband Larry Wilson of Flemington, Missouri, Donna and husband Clifford Foster of Montrose, Missouri, Joyce and husband Ron Noland of Fordland, Missouri, Jean and husband John Denney of Huntsville, Alabama and Leroy Strope and wife Ronda of Appleton City, Missouri; 13 grandchildren: Lynn Wilson, Tiffany Harrison, Brett Foster, Lesley Guillot, Nicki Sparks, Brooke Bojko, Jessie and Ronni Noland, Teresa and Tara Denney, Shelly Koehler, and Adam and Erin Strope; eight great-grandchildren: Hunter and Avery Wilson, Olivia Harrison, Allie, Noah and Sophia Sparks, Shawn Guillot and Brock Koehler. Rita also leaves one sister, Betty Kniffin, of Lenexa, Kansas; four brothers: Cecil, Raymond and Bob Vogel all of Montrose, and Paul Vogel of Kansas City; two sisters-in-law, Mary Vogel of Kansas City, Missouri and Beatrice Vogel of Montrose, Missouri. Mass was Wednesday, October 19, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Montrose, with burial in St. Mary's Cemetery, Montrose.

STROPE, Vincent J.
b: Mar 7 1919, St. Thomas, Cole Co, MO
d: Aug 24 2001, Montrose, Henry Co, MO
bur:
St. Marys Cemetery, Montrose, Deepwater Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Hill & Son Funeral Home

Clinton Daily Democrat, Aug 29 2001 - Vincent (Vince) J. Strope, son of Leo and Cecilia Wankum Strope, was born March 7, 1919, at St. Thomas. He departed this life on August 24, 2001, at his home in Montrose. Vince moved with his family to Montrose at the age of two, and has lived in the Montrose and Appleton City area his entire life. Vince served as a medic in the Army during World War II in the 35th Division, 137th Infantry. He was severely wounded July 15, 1944, after D-Day in the Battle of Normandy at St. Lo while giving medical aid to a wounded soldier. He spent one and a half years in an Army hospital following and has carried his wounds the remainder of his life. He received the Purple Heart, Bronze Star and numerous other medals for his bravery. Vince was united in marriage to Rita Vogel February 23, 1949, in Germantown. To this union five children were born. He spent his life as a farmer and cattleman. He was a kind and gentle man who loved his family dearly. He was a hard worker and loved his cows and farm. He was especially proud of his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Even though Vinnie's health prevented him from many activities, he always encouraged and enjoyed those activities through his children and grandchildren. He has been a life-long member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, a member of VFW Post #8820 for over 50 years and a member of St. Clair Cattlemen's Association. He was preceded in death by his parents, Leo and Cecilia Strope; three brothers, Victor, Cecil and Richard Strope, and one sister, Bernadine Murray. He will be sadly missed by his wife, Rita, of 52 years; four daughters, Linda and Larry Wilson of Flemington, Donna and Clifford Foster of Montrose, Joyce and Ron Noland of Fordland, and Jean and John Denney of Huntsville, Alabama; one son, Leroy Strope and wife, Ronda, Appleton City; 13 grandchildren, Lynn Wilson, Tiffany Harrison, Brett and Lesley Foster, Nicki Sparks, Brooke, Jessica and Ronni Noland, Teresa and Tara Denney and Shelly Koehler, Adam and Erin Strope; five great-grandchildren, Hunter Wilson, Ali, Noah and Sophia Sparks and Shawn Guillot. He also leaves one brother, Ed Strope, Deepwater; two sisters, Marie Mason, Frankford, South Dakota, and Joan Parks, Independence; one aunt, Agnes Strope of St. Thomas; numerous cousins, nieces, nephews and friends. Funeral services were at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Montrose, Monday, August 27. Burial at St. Mary's Cemetery.

STROUP, Harvey I.
b: abt 1913
d: 1999

Kansas City Star, Nov 2 1999 - Harvey I. Stroup, 86, Kansas City, KS, passed away Monday, November 1, 1999, at his home. Funeral services will be Wednesday, November 3, at Joseph A. Butler & Son Funeral Home, 19th & Minnesota Ave., Kansas City, KS; burial in Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Mr. Stroup was born in Windsor, MO, and lived in Kansas City most of his life. He retired in 1974 from General Motors after 27 years. Mr. Stroup was a member of the National and Kansas City Wood Carvers Associations. He leaves sons, George B. Stroup, Parkville, MO, and Donald Stroup, Olathe, KS; brother, Jake Ray Stroup, Braymer, MO; sister, Virginia Norton, Kansas City, MO; three grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

STROW, George
b: n/a
d: Dec 1916, Nevada, Vernon Co, MO
bur:
Montrose Cemetery, Montrose, Deepwater Twp, Henry Co, MO
(Jan 1916) Geo. Strow formerly a resident of Montrose died at Nevada and was buried at the Montrose cemetery Dec. 31. It will be remembered that Mrs. Strow died here several months ago, and Geo., being unable to live alone owing to his ill health was taken to Nevada. One sister, Mrs. Cramer and husband of Chillicothe were here to attend the funeral.

STROWN, Mary E. ANDREWS
b: 1957
d: 2002
bur: Chapel Hill Memorial Cemetery, Kansas City, Wyandotte Co, KS
arr:
Speaks Funeral Homes
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Feb 25 2002 - Mary E. Strown, 44, Independence, died Saturday, February 23, 2002, at Independence Regional Health Center. Funeral services will be Wednesday, February 27, at Speaks Suburban Chapel with interment in Chapel Hill Cemetery. She was born April 12, 1957, in Red Top, to Adam Tuscon Clouse and Wanda Jean Andrews. She worked in item processing with Bank of America. She is survived by her husband, John Strown of the home; children, Gary McLaughlin of the home, John Strown, Jr. of Gulfport, Mississippi, Robert McLaughlin of Excelsior Springs, Mari Strown of Kansas City, Monica Strown, Vanessa Strown, both of Prairie Village, Kansas; grandchildren, Drake Hutson, Blake Hutson, Ian McLaughlin, Brianah Strown; father, Adam Tuscon Clouse of Clinton; sister, Peggy Stockdall of Clinton; brother, Brent Clouse of Lane, Kansas; uncle, Kenneth Redd of Lane, Kansas; aunt, Gertrude Clouse of Windsor; father and mother-in-law, Harold and Lorene Strown; her dog, J.T., and cats, Bo Bo and Mister.

STRYKER, Fannie F. MULLINS
b: Dec 31 1852, NE of Calhoun, Henry Co, MO
d: Dec 23 1904, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Missouri, Dec 31 1904 - By Her Own Hand Mrs. Fannie F. Stryker Ends Her Life at Her Home In Clinton - Fannie F. Mullins, eldest child of the late H. Colby Mullins and wife, was born December 31, 1852, on the old homestead, about 4 1/2 miles northeast of Calhoun, where she grew to womanhood. In April, 1878, she was united in marriage to Abner Dodd Stryker, in Windsor. Three children were born of the union, Misses Mary H. and Grace F., and John H., who have grown up blessed by a mother's love and devotion. Some lives there are in this bleak and unfeeling world fraught with burdens to the heart and soul that no human agency can assuage. with a mien of content their journeyings on are marked by hours of meditation that as the years go by become periods of brooding. In this state of mind the subject of this sad chronicling must have found herself, in the then existing loneliness of her home, Friday evening, December 23 1904. Brooding, she sought to end it all, and quaffed the fatal draught, that winged her spirit to the throne of the Great Comforter. Mrs. Stryker had resided in Clinton about three years. Her daughter, Miss Mayme, was in Illinois; her son, John, was in Pittsburg, Kas, whither her other daughter had just gone, and to which place the mother had intended going to reside. In response to the shocking intelligence the children reached home Saturday morning. The deceased left a lengthy letter for Mr. Osborne, placing her affairs in his hands and telling him where to find her papers and money. closing, she indicated knowledge that her mind had been unsettled the past few weeks. The remains were brought to Calhoun Sunday morning and at 2 p.m. an impressive funeral discourse was delivered by Rev. C. M. Truex, of the Clinton Baptist Church, and interment in Calhoun cemetery. Besides her children, deceased leaves a brother, Henry C. Mullins, mayor of Alamosa, Colo, and a sister, Mrs. M. C. Fewel of Calhoun. On the dresser in the room where she was found lay the following poem, which she had evidently just been reading: SOME TIME YOU SHALL KNOW, by Eugene Field - Last night, my darling, as you slept., I thought I heard you sigh, And to your little crib I crept, And watched a space there by. And then I stooped and kissed your brow, For, oh, I loved you so - You are too young to know it now, But some time you shall know. Sometime, when in a darkened place, Where others come to weep, Your eyes shall look upon a face Calm in eternal sleep. The voiceless lips, the wrinkled brow, The patient smile shall show - You are too young to know it now, But some time you may know. Look backward, then, into the years, And see me here tonight; See, O, my darling, how my tears Are falling as I write; And feel once more upon your brow The kiss of long ago - You are too young to know it now, But some time you shall know.

STUART, George
b: Oct 3 1842, Scotland
d: Feb 9 1887, Deepwater, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery ST-TY, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Died, Thursday, February 9, 1887, at Deepwater, Geo. Stuart, of heart disease, aged 45. He was a native of Scotland and had resided in this country about 20 years. In 1870, he married Miss Agnes Brown at St. Nicholas, Pa. A few years later they moved to Illinois, then, in December, 1885 came to Missouri and located in Deepwater, starting a millinery and notion store, which was conducted by Mrs. Stuart, while the deceased worked at Keith & Perry mines. He leaves a wife to mourn his loss.

STUDEBAKER, John Henry
b: Jun 25 1861, Montgomery Co, OH
d: Oct 1 1932, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Deepwater Cemetery, Fairview Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Oct 1932 - Deepwater Citizen Dead - Another leaf has served its purpose, and fallen from the tree of Life, to begin anew elsewhere, for Death came to John Studebaker the first day of October after he had given 71 unselfish years to the people of Deepwater and that vicinity, where he had lived. He was afflicted with a disease which had caused him to suffer much during the past four months, but had been seriously ill only the three weeks previous to his departure, after he had come from a three weeks' stay in a Springfield hospital. John Henry Studebaker was born in Montgomery County, Ohio June 25, 1861, and came to Henry County with his parents in 1867. They settled on a farm southeast of Deepwater, and there John grew to young manhood. He and Miss Cyntha Ann Niswonger were married March 8, 1883. They first lived on a farm just north of Deepwater, then moved into the town, where the block factory had just been started, where he worked for a great many years. More recently he had worked as a mechanic in the tile factory. During the time that the residents of Deepwater and Henry County knew him, they found him to be the same at all times, kindly and helpful, with hand out-stretched and a cherry "God speed" to those whom he met so that they went on their way feeling warmth and brightness as if the sun shone brighter and the skies seemed bluer. He loved little children, and they could always depend upon him to be their guide and playmate, ready to help them, sympathetic and kind, and their name for him was "Study". In his last illness, when he was confined to his bed, men and women from all over the county, and the little children, came to return a portion of that he had given them. He was ever devoted to his wife, who was an invalid in the latter years. Two children were given them, one who died in infancy, the other when seven years old. Mr. and Mrs. Studebaker had planned to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary in March together with another couple, Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Grooms, but it was not to be. Mr. Studebaker was a member of the I.O.O.F. lodge, the K. of P., and Woodman lodge, and for 35 years or more, had been a steadfast member of the Deepwater Presbyterian church. There it was that his pastor, Rev. Walkup, conducted the last services Tuesday, October 4, and interment was in the K. of P. cemetery. Besides the wife, he leaves three sisters who were there to care for him in his last illness, giving him every ministration: Mrs. Elnora Cruikshank, of Hutchinson, Kans.; Mrs. Otis Briggs, Springfield, Mo.; and Mrs. Ed Jenkins, of St. Joseph, Mo., also four brothers, William and Joseph, near Deepwater; Charles at Elk Creek, Calif., and George, of Coffeyville, Kans. The sisters and two brothers near Deepwater were present for the funeral, but the other two brothers were unable to be present.

STUMP, Edward Murl
b: May 30 1932, Perryton, TX
d: Nov 14 1969, South Vietnam
bur:
Bethlehem Cemetery, Bethlehem Twp, Henry Co, MO
Staff Sergeant Edward Murl Stump, United States Air Force, was born May 30, 1932, in Perryton, Texas, and died November 14, 1969, in South Vietnam of heart failure. Sergeant Stump spent his childhood, received his education, and grew to young manhood in Henry County, MO. He accepted Christ as his Savior when he was 13 years of age and joined the Quarles Baptist Church. He moved his membership to the Bethlehem Church. Upon his graduation from high school, SSgt Stump joined the United States Air Force where he spent 19 years in the service of his country. In addition to Vietnam, he served in Formosa, Guam, Saudia Arabia, Alaska and various bases in the United States. Sgt Stump is survived by his wife, Barbara, three sons, Dale, David, and Denis, two daughters, Elaine and Betty, all of the home; his mother, Mrs. George Chaney, Nevada; his father, D. F. Stump, Lenox; four sisters, Mrs. Naida Wilson, Mrs. Barbara Scott, Mrs. Kathy Shanks, all of Clinton; Miss Marilyn Chaney, Nevada; one brother, Richard Stump of Visalia, CA.

STUMP, Lucy P. "Lettie"
b: Nov 6 1870, Columbus, OH
d: Apr 2 1904, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery ST-TY, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Missouri - Saturday, April 2, 1902, the spirit of Miss Lettie Stump, a sweet young woman, went to her maker, as she quietly slept with one hand under the side of her face and an expression on the countenance that showed her communion with the angels. There are few of our readers who have seen her but their inward thought was: "She is good." Born in Columbus, Ohio Nov. 6, 1870 and came with her parents to Clinton in April 1871. She has always been a blessing. She became a member of the Baptist Church at 13 and was one of its bright, particular stars in her work for the Master. Her beloved pastor will miss her; as will the tiniest tot in the infant room. She graduated from Baird College, the valedictorian of her class in 1890, and taught two years in the public schools here but resigned the third year due to failing health. She visited her brother Bert in Denver, hoping to regain her health but the 14th of this February her brother and wife brought her home to die in her beloved Clinton, where a heartbroken father, devoted stepmother and dear little sister and brother anticipated every earthly wish. The dear mother, at her request, had made a beautiful dress of Persian lawn for her and Mrs. Ida Merritt had lined the coffin with exquisite cream roses. One sister in the church remarked she loved to look upon her face, it was so beautiful in death. Her place in the choir was filled Sunday by Miss Allie Stephens and the songs she requested to be sung were rendered by voice choked with tears. The first song was My Faith Looks Up To Thee, and the services closed with Rock of Ages and the beautiful gray coffin that held the dear remains was carried from the church and laid in Englewood.

STUMP, Marion Richard
b: May 16 1937, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
d: Apr 2 1998, Visalia, CA

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Marion Richard Stump, 60, Visalia, CA, and formerly of Clinton, died Thursday, April 2, 1998, as the result of an illness with cancer. He had spent many years teaching adults to read. He was a graduate of Clinton High School and from CMSU. He had been a Navy officer and also had been sports editor for the Visalia Times-Delta. Mr. Stump was in a serious car accident when he was 30 and was in a coma for 13 weeks. Doctors felt he could survive and that, if he did, he would not be able to function. He recovered, however, and his sister, Naida, and other family members described his recovery as a miracle. He was born on May 16, 1937, in Clinton, MO. After graduating from CMSU in 1961 he attended the U.S. Naval Officer Candidate School in Newport, RI, where he attained the rank of lieutenant, J.G. when he graduated. Having completed his service for his country, his life focus turned to helping his fellow man. He taught elementary and middle school for almost 20 years and was a volunteer tutor at the Visalia Adult School for 11 years. A passion of his life was sports and in particular baseball. Memorial services were held at the Visalia Community Covenant Church April 8, 1998.

STUNZ, Charles Alva
b: Apr 13 1924, St. Joseph, Buchanan Co, MO
d: Feb 13 2008, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery ST-TY, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
arr: Vansant-Mills Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Mar 13 2008 - Charles Alva Stunz, son of William Henry and Lula May (Clayton) Stunz, was born April 13, 1924, in St. Joseph and died at his home in Clinton on Feb. 13, 2008, at the age of 83 years. Charles was an Army veteran of World War II. He was married to Elizabeth Ann (Heerlein) Stunz. He was a carpet layer before he retired. He was a member of the VFW. He was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife Elizabeth of the home; two sons, Scott A. Stunz and wife Glenda of Clinton and Ken A. Stunz of the home; two daughters, Deborah A. Plamer and husband Botlee of Tonganoxie, Kansas, and Gayle A. Amick and husband Mark of Kansas City; a sister-in-law Helen Calvert of the home, as well as five grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at Vansant-Mills Chapel on Saturday, Feb. 16. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

STURMAN, Genevieve L.
b: Nov 4 1914, Henry Co, MO
d: Jun 16 2000, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Laurel Oak Cemetery SH-ST, Windsor, Windsor Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Daily Democrat, Jun 19 2000 - Genevieve L. Sturman, 85, Windsor, died early Friday morning, June 16, 2000, at the Golden Valley Hospital in Clinton. She was born November 4, 1914, in Henry County, the daughter of George Fred Sturman and Jennie F. (Heary) Sturman. She worked for the Unitog Company in Clinton for many years. She was a member of the First Baptist Church, Windsor. She is survived by a niece, Fran McConnell, Bloomington, Indiana. She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Alice L. Sturman. Graveside services were Monday, at the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

STUTLER, Charles Vernie "Skeeter"
b: Sep 13 1929, Fulton, IL
d: Dec 4 2010, rural Deepwater, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Warrensburg, Johnson Co, MO
arr: Vansant-Mills Funeral Home

Vernie "Skeeter" Stutler, age 81 of Deepwater, Missouri passed away Saturday, December 4, 2010 at his home. Funeral services will be Thursday, December 9, 2010 at Vansant-Mills Chapel, Clinton with burial in Warrensburg Memorial Gardens, Warrensburg, Missouri. Vernie was born in Fulton, Illinois. He was a mason and a mechanic. He was a Methodist. He is survived by his wife, Mary of the home; one son, Dean Stutler and wife, Brenda of Clinton, Missouri; one daughter, Sharon Louise Singleton and husband, James Marcus of Warrensburg, Missouri; five grandchildren, Brandi, Amy, Travis, Tiffany and Adam; nine great grandchildren, Marshall, Austin, Dalton, Jacob, Kylee, Markus, Olivia, Johnny and Travis, Jr. and two sisters, Katherine Cox and Bernice White, both of Fulton, Missouri.

 

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