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WHARTON, Barbara Ann LINDSEY
b: Aug 26 1943, Independence, Jackson Co, MO
d: Jan 16 2004, Appleton City, St. Clair Co, MO
bur: Newton Cemetery, Nevada, Vernon Co, MO
arr:
Ferry Funeral Home
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 19 2004 - Barbara Ann Wharton, 60, Appleton City, died Friday, January 16, 2004, at her home following an illness of several months. She was born August 26, 1943, in Independence to William J. Lindsey and Iva Melvina Endicott Lindsey. She married Merle Dale Wharton December 20, 1990, in Miami, Oklahoma, and he survives of the home. She was born and raised in Independence. She worked for many years in the restaurant business. She was recently co-owner of the Blue Inn Restaurant in Appleton City. She was a Baptist. Survivors also include two sons, Danny Wolfe, Okawville, Illinois, and Christopher Wolfe, O'Fallon, Illinois; one daughter, Cheryl Duncan, Lake of the Ozarks; eight grandchildren; four stepsons, Robert A. Wharton and Donnie R. Wharton, Clinton, Floyd J. Wharton, Lockwood; six step-grandchildren; four sisters, Sadie Love, Holden, Mary Reddell and Veta Phillips, both of Independence, and Pearl Jones, Clinton; numerous nieces and nephews and many neighbors and friends. She was preceded in death by one infant daughter, Shannon Delores Wolfe; two grandchildren, Brandon and Brittany Wolfe; her parents; one brother, Ralph Lindsey and four sisters, Nancy Jones, Martha Durken, Edith Moss and Elizabeth VanHaele. Committal services were held Monday, January 19, at Newton Burial Park, Nevada.

WHARTON, Carolyn RHODES
b: Dec 12 1934, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
d: Sep 27 2003, Grandview, Jackson Co, MO
bur: Cremation
arr:
Langsford Funeral Home
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Sep 30 2003 - Carolyn Rhodes Wharton, 68, Lee's Summit, died Saturday, September 27, 2003, at Life Center of Grandview, from cancer. Memorial services will be Wednesday, October 1, at Langsford Funeral Home, Lee's Summit. Cremation. Mrs. Wharton was born December 12, 1934, in Clinton. She is survived by three children, Mike Wharton, Calhoun, Vicky Meyer, Wichita, Kansas, and Teresa Gattenby, Lee's Summit; seven grandchildren and two sisters, Pat Hetherington and Carlene Sersey, both of Clinton.

WHARTON, Gertrude "Birdie" LaSOURD
b: Apr 22 1875, Juno, Harrison Co, IA
d: Apr 1 1905, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Bear Creek Cemetery, Bear Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Missouri, Apr 8 1905 - Mrs. Frank Wharton of Ladue died at 10 p.m. Saturday, April 1st, being 29 years, 11 months and 11 days of age when her spirit took its flight. She was formerly Miss Birdie LaSourd and was born in Juno, Harrison County, Iowa, April 22, 1875. Since the death of her mother, 6 years ago, she had made her home with her aunt Mrs. Mary Austin, on North Main Street in Clinton. She had only been married about two months and was stricken with her mortal illness at the home of her father-in-law at Ladue, while her husband was preparing their home 4 miles south of Ladue, for occupancy. They would have moved the next day if illness had not overtaken her. She leaves her devoted husband, her father Taylor LaSourd at Calhoun, and 4 sisters - Mrs. Edna Woodard, Calhoun; Mrs. Maud Kenny, Adell, Iowa; Miss Nellie LaSourd, Iowa; and Miss Mildred LaSourd, who lives with her father in Calhoun but was at her bedside at the time of her illness.

WHARTON, John Arthur
b: Jun 16 1884, Ladue, Henry Co, MO
d: Jan 27 1947, Covina, CA
bur: Calvary Cemetery, Los Angeles, CA

Los Angeles CA - John A. Wharton, who had made his home at 128 E. Palm Street, in Baldwin Park [California], for the last four years died suddenly Monday night, Jan 27, in a Covina [California] Hospital. Born in Ladue, Henry county, Missouri, June 16, 1884, he resided the greater part of his life in Colorado. He worked in the post office department there for nearly 35 years and at the time of his retirement was superintendent of the West End Station in Colorado Springs. During World War I, Mr. Wharton served in the postal agency attached to the American Expeditionary Forces in France from April 18, 1918, to Sept 6, 1919. Mr. Wharton was a member of the National Association of Retired Federal Employees and the A.E.F. Postal Agency. He was also a member of the Knights of Columbus, Colorado Springs council No 582, and a member of the Holy Name Society of Baldwin Park. An enthusiastic participant in all activities planned to promote the growth of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Baldwin Park, his will be the first funeral in the church he helped to build. Besides his daughter, Frances of Sacramento and his son, Norman of Canon City, Colorado, Mr. Wharton is survived by his mother, Mrs. Eva Wharton, a sister, Mrs. Ida Gray and a brother, Frank Wharton, all of Baldwin Park. Rosary was recited Thursday evening at the Baldwin Park Funeral Home. Requiem Mass was said this morning at the St. John the Baptist church with interment following at the Calvary cemetery, Los Angeles.

WHARTON, John L.
b: Jan 19 1824, Indiana
d: Jul 30 1900, 3.5 mi S of Ladue, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Bear Creek Cemetery, Bear Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Aug 4 1900 - John Wharton, 76, died at his home about 3 1/2 miles south of Ladue and six miles east of Montrose about 10 a.m. Monday, July 30 and was buried at Bear Creek cemetery. He enlisted in Co. D., 8th regiment, Indiana infantry August 14, 1861, re-enlisted and was discharged in 1865. He gave over 4 years of his young manhood that this nation might live. We understand his death was some kind of stomach trouble, caused by exposure and hardship in the army. The reveille has sounded from across the dark river and he has answered "here" and taken his place in the ranks across the divide.

WHARTON, Robert A. "Bob"
b: Sep 28 1929, Knob Noster, Johnson Co, MO
d: May 7 2008, Warrensburg, Johnson Co, MO
bur:
Carpenter Cemetery, Chilhowee, Johnson Co, MO
arr: Bradley & Hadley Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, May 8 2008 - Robert A. "Bob" Wharton, 78, of Chilhowee, Mo., died Wednesday May 7, 2008 at the Western Missouri Medical Center in Warrensburg, Mo. He was born September 28, 1929 in Knob Noster, Mo., to Frank Alonzo Wharton and Leora Irene (Everetts) Wharton. Bob married Jean Campbell on September 14, 1957 at the Chilhowee Baptist Church, in Chilhowee. Together they owned and operated the Wharton Grocery Store in Chilhowee for 27 years, retiring in 1998. He was a member of the Pleasant Grove Presbyterian Church of Knob Noster and attended Chilhowee Baptist Church. Bob was a veteran of the United States Army, serving in Korea. Surviving are his wife Jean Wharton of the home; one son Robert Mack Wharton and his wife Susan of Chilhowee; one daughter Sandy Shields and her husband Randy of Chilhowee; five grandchildren, Joshua Brooks, Dusty Wharton, Rusty Wharton, Curtis Shields, and Blake Shields; and three great-grandchildren, Felicia Wharton, Hunter Wharton and Kyle Brooks. Bob was preceded in death by his parents, a son Gary Dale Wharton, a grandson Kyle Andrew Brooks, a brother Bill Wharton, and his sister Marian Keller. Funeral services will be Friday, May 9, 2008 at the Chilhowee Baptist Church. Burial in the Carpenter Cemetery, west of Chilhowee.

WHARTON, Robert Leslie Jr.
b: Feb 5 1953, Independence, Jackson Co, MO
d: Mar 19 2004, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
bur:
Drakes Chapel Cemetery, Deer Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Vansant-Mills Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 12 2004 - Robert Leslie Wharton Jr. was born February 5, 1953 in Independence, the son of Robert L. and Irene Vivian (Kampe) Wharton Sr., and died march 118, 2004, at Research Hospital, Kansas City, at the age of 51 years. He was a former line worker for Ford Motor Co. Robert is survived by his wife Cynthia; his parents, Bob and Irene Wharton of Clinton; one son, Matthew Gnazzo, Independence; one sister, Carolyn Ballard of Liberty, and two nephews, Luke McFarland and Beau Ballard. Funeral services were held at the Vansant-Mills Chapel on Monday, March 22. Burial was in Drake's Chapel Cemetery, Calhoun.

WHARTON, Robert Leslie Sr.
b: Nov 11 1930, New Lebanon, Cooper Co, MO
d: Nov 18 2006, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Drakes Chapel Cemetery, Deer Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Vansant-Mills Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Dec 26 2006 - Robert Leslie Wharton Sr. was born November 11, 1930, in New Lebanon, the son of Virgil and Ethel (Harbit) Wharton. He died at Golden Valley Hospital, Clinton, on November 18, 2006, at the age of 76 years. Robert was married to Irene V. (Kampe) Wharton for 55 years. He worked on the assembly line for Ford Motor Company before he retired. He was a member of U.A.W. Local 249, Claycomo, and the Bethel Baptist Church of Independence. Robert was preceded in death by his parents; one son Robert L. Wharton Jr.; five sisters and two brothers. He is survived by his wife Irene of the home; one daughter Carolyn Ballard of Liberty, and three grandchildren, Malcolm McFarland, Beau Ballard and Matt Wharton. Funeral services were held at Vansant-Mills Chapel on Wednesday, November 22. Interment was in Drakes Chapel Cemetery, Calhoun.

WHARTON, William "Bill"
b: Nov 23 1927, Knob Noster, Johnson Co, MO
d: Sep 20 2007, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
bur:
Carpenter Cemetery, Chilhowee, Johnson Co, MO
arr: Hadley Funeral Home

William "Bill" Wharton, 79, of Calhoun, Missouri, formerly of Kansas City, Mo., died Thursday, September 20, 2007, at St. Luke's Hospital, Kansas City, Mo. He was born November 23, 1927, in Knob Noster, Mo., the son of Frank Alonzo Wharton and Leora Irene (Everetts) Wharton. On December 12, 1952, in Chilhowee, Mo., he married Carolyn Delois Rhoades, who preceded him in death on September 27, 2003. Mr. Wharton was a sheet metal worker and had worked for South Kansas City Heating and Cooling and Suburban Heating and Cooling, both in Kansas City, Mo., for over 25 years. He served in the United States Army during World War II. Bill loved coon hunting and fishing. He was a lifetime member of the National Rifle Association and the Sheet Metal Workers Union Local #2, Kansas City, Mo. Survivors include a son, William Michael Wharton, Calhoun, Mo.; 2 daughters, Victoria Ann Wharton, Calhoun, Mo.; Teresa Diane Gattenby, Lee's Summit, Mo.; 7 grandchildren, Derek, Brandon, Matthew, Amber, Alisha, Misty and Duane; 3 great-grandchildren, Dominick, Silvia and Bailey; a brother, Robert Wharton, Chilhowee, Mo.; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to Carolyn and his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Marion Irene Keller. Graveside services will be Tuesday, September 25th, at the Carpenter Cemetery, Chilhowee.

WHEATLEY, Eric Michael
b: Oct 6 1981, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
d: May 21 2004, Missouri
bur:
Laurel Oak Cemetery WA-WH, Windsor, Windsor Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, May 28 2004 - Eric Michael Wheatley, 22, Windsor, died Friday, May 21, 2004, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident near Warrensburg. He was born October 6, 1981, in Clinton, the son of Cathy Frances Wheatley and Jeffery N. Fields. On August 17, 2002, in Windsor, he married Holly Novelle Ritenour, who survives of Windsor. Eric worked at Hays-Lemmerz International Inc., Sedalia, and had also worked at Stahls Speciality Co. in Warrensburg. He enjoyed riding and racing four-wheelers, fishing, hunting and being with his friends. In addition to his wife, Eric is survived by his mother, Cathy Wheatley, of the home in Windsor; his father, Jeffery N. Fields, Clinton; two stepsons, Levi Strong and Layne Strong, both of Windsor; two half-sisters, Chrystal Miller, Sedalia, and Breanna Fields, Clinton; his maternal grandparents, Marion and Mary Ann Wheatley, Leesville; four aunts, Barbara Howell, Valorie Wheatley, Selina Wheatley and Lori Wheatley; five uncles, Steve Wheatley, Jeff Wheatley, Gerry Wheatley, Jeff Westpheling and Wayne Howell; eight cousins, Shanna Howell, Caleb, Zachary, Jaina, Laira and Jake Wheatley, Josie Howell and Brandon Westpheling; numerous nieces, nephews, friends and four-wheeler riding buddies. Funeral services were Tuesday, May 25, at the First Baptist Church, Windsor. Burial was in Laurel Oak Cemetery.

WHEATLEY, Marion F.
b: Dec 12 1929, Knob Noster, Johnson Co, MO
d: Jul 7 2011, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Laurel Oak Cemetery WA-WH, Windsor, Windsor Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Hadley Funeral Home

Marion F. Wheatley, 81, of rural Leesville, Missouri, died Thursday, July 7, 2011, at his home. He was born December 12, 1929, in Knob Noster, Mo., the son of Robert Fredrick Wheatley and Lula Mae (Tinker) Wheatley. On November 9, 1956, at the Shady Grove Baptist Church, Racket, Mo., he married Mary Ann Galloway and she survives of the home. Mr. Wheatley graduated from the 8th grade in 1945 from Flordonia School, in Knob Noster. He then went to work for Phillips Pipeline, traveling all over the Midwest especially in Kansas and Oklahoma. He served his country during the Korean War as a member of the United States Army. After returning from the war, he went to work at the International Shoe Factory, Windsor. He also worked at the Clearfield Cheese Factory, Clinton, Mo., for over 10 years. He was a welder at Parkhurst Manufacturing Company, Sedalia, Mo., and worked at Benco Manufacturing in Cole Camp, Mo. Marion worked at Royal Oaks Hospital for almost 5 years as a transporter before leaving for health reasons. He was a member of the Black Oak Community Church, near Lincoln, Mo., and a life-time member of VFW Post 2283, Russellville, Arkansas and also a member of the Clinton VFW Post 1894. He enjoyed feeding and watching humming birds, fishing, hunting, watching baseball, playing solitaire and collecting key chains. He also loved collecting American Bald Eagle memorabilia. In addition to his wife of 54 years, Mary Ann, Marion is survived by his children Barbara Howell and her husband Wayne, Windsor; Cathy Wheatley, Windsor; Steve Wheatley and his wife Selina, Leesville; Gerry Wheatley and his wife Lori, Windsor; Valorie Wheatley, Leesville; and Jeff Wheatley and his wife Ashley, Leesville; and 7 grandchildren, Shanna Howell; Caleb Wheatley; Zachary Wheatley; Jaina Wheatley; Laira Wheatley; Jake Wheatley and Brandon Westpheling; a great-granddaughter, Josie Howell; a brother, J. R. Wheatley, Leeton, Mo.; and a sister, Della Jo Underwood, Warrensburg, Mo. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a grandson, Eric Wheatley; a brother, Jesse Wheatley and a sister, Frances Howard. Funeral services will be Monday July 11, 2011, at the Hadley Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

WHEATLEY, Ruby Lucille PHILLIPS
b: Sep 6 1909, Johnson Co, MO
d: Feb 25 2002, Warrensburg, Johnson Co, MO
bur: Mineral Creek Cemetery, Leeton, Johnson Co, MO
arr: Sweeney-Phillips & Holdren

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Feb 27 2002 - Ruby Lucille Wheatley, 92, Leeton, died Monday, February 25, 2002, at the Warrensburg Manor Care Center. She was born September 6, 1909, in Johnson County, the daughter of Aaron Phillips and Elma Ivy Phillips. On October 4, 1932, she married Noah Herbert Wheatley, who died August 3, 1980. Mrs. Wheatley was a lifetime resident of Johnson County, had worked as a housekeeper at Central Missouri State University until her retirement and a farm wife. She was a member of the Leeton First Baptist Church. Survivors include a son, Ivan Wheatley, Windsor; eight grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. One daughter, Berniece Underwood, preceded her in death April 10, 2000. Funeral services will be Thursday, February 28, at the Sweeney-Phillips & Holdren Funeral Home, Warrensburg. Burial will be in the Mineral Creek Cemetery in Leeton.

WHEELDON, Theresa Pauline
b: Dec 31 1967, Harrrisonville, Cass Co, MO
d: May 30 2007, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
bur: Dayton Cemetery, Dayton, Cass Co, MO
arr:
Dickey Funeral Home
Theresa Pauline Wheeldon, of Garden City, Missouri, was born December 31, 1967 in Harrisonville, Missouri, the daughter of Nina Pauline Wheeldon. She departed this life Wednesday, May 30, 2007, at Saint Joseph Health Center, Kansas City, Missouri at the age of 39 years, 5 months and 29 days. Theresa was employed as a paraprofessional for three years in the Harrisonville Elementary School for the Harrisonville School District, Harrisonville, Missouri. Previously she had been employed as a nanny for seven years. Theresa was a 1986 graduate of Sherwood High School, Creighton, Missouri and was a member of the New Covenant Fellowship, Garden City. Theresa at the age of 9 was raised by her maternal grandparents after the death of her mother. She loved her family and being with children and was a lifelong area resident. She was preceded in death by her mother on March 14, 1977 and her maternal grandparents, Riley and Juanita Wheeldon. She is survived by many aunts and uncles; other relatives and many friends. Funeral services were held Monday, June 4, 2007 at the Dickey Funeral Home, Garden City, Missouri with burial in the Dayton Cemetery near Garden City, Missouri.

WHEELER, Clara Elizabeth NORCROSS
b: Mar 28 1906, Huntingdale, Henry Co, MO
d: Dec 2 2003, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Urich Cemetery, Bogard Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Consalus Funeral Homes

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Dec 19 2003 - Clara Elizabeth Wheeler was born March 28, 1906, at Huntingdale, daughter of William C. and Sarah E. Tarter Norcross. She died December 2. 2003, at Clinton Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center at the age of 97 years, eight months, four days. She married Henry Earl Wheeler, who preceded her in death. She was a member of the Urich Christian Church. Her parents, four brothers and two sisters also preceded her in death. Survivors include one son, Bobby Gene Wheeler, Urich; two granddaughters, Lee Ann Potter and husband, Mike Warsaw, and Gayle Lynn Wheeler, Urich; two great-granddaughters, Sara Potter and Katie Potter, both of Warsaw, and one step-great-grandson, Chris Potter, along with several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held December 6 at the Urich Christian Church. Burial was in the Urich Cemetery.

WHEELER, Elva Elizabeth CROWDER
b: Nov 11 1910, Henry Co, MO
d: Apr 11 2006, Windsor, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Parks Chapel Cemetery, Leesville Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Vansant-Mills Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 28 2006 - Elva Elizabeth (Crowder) Wheeler was born November 11, 1910 in Henry County Missouri to Issac (Babe) Crowder and Leona (Pierce) Crowder. She passed from this life April 11, 2006 at the age of 95, at Windsor Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, Windsor. She married Ancil Paul Wheeler June 5, 1931. To this union three sons were born, Vincent (1940), Vernon (1947) and Larry (1949). She was preceded in death by her parents, one sister Myrtle Briggs and three brothers Elbert, Ralph and Doyle Crowder, her husband of 51 years Ancil, two infant sons Vincent and Vernon. Elva leaves her son Larry and daughter-in-law Patsy of Windsor, Missouri, one granddaughter Liane (Wheeler) Hager and husband Tim of Clinton, Missouri, four great granddaughters, Sidney, Victoria, Madelyn and Kinzley Hager of Clinton. Many nieces and nephews. Elva lived most of her life in Henry County Missouri near Tightwad where she enjoyed cooking, gardening and helping care for the small farm they lived on. During WWII she worked in the ship yards at Oakland Ca. where her husband served as a crane operator for the Army Engineers. She loved fishing and being outdoors. Graveside services were held at the Parks Chapel cemetery, rural Clinton, Friday, April 14. Interment was in Parks Chapel Cemetery.

WHEELER, Georgia Belle PEAK
b: Mar 18 1870, Johnson Co, MO
d: Dec 11 1947
bur:
Laurel Oak Cemetery WA-WH, Windsor, Windsor Twp, Henry Co, MO
Windsor MO - Georgia Belle Peak Wheeler was born March 18, 1870 in Johnson County, Missouri, near Windsor, the daughter of George and Eliza Draper Peak. She passed away about 3:00 o'clock Thursday morning, December 11, 1947. She attended Camden Point, a girls boarding school, and later attended the Warrensburg Normal. She taught school in and near Windsor and also two years in Colorado. She was a member of the Windsor Baptist church, and a member of the Windsor chapter of the D.A.R. She was united in marriage to Waldo W. Wheeler February 3, 1903, and to this union four children were born, Schuyler, Jessie Frances, Waldo Jr., and Pauline. Jessie Frances preceded her in death. Mrs. Wheeler has resided in Benton and Henry Counties most of her married life except for eight years when she and her family lived on a ranch near Williamsburg, Kansas. Besides her husband she is survived by a daughter, Mrs. R. L. Irvine of Windsor, and two sons, Waldo Wheeler, Jr., of Windsor, and Schuyler Wheeler, a reporter on the Houston Chronicle at Houston, Texas. Two sisters, Mrs. George Cooper, Warrensburg, and Mrs. J. J. Phillips of Eldon, and two grandsons, John and Robert Wheeler of Windsor. Also surviving are several nieces and nephews. The funeral service was held Saturday afternoon at the funeral home. Interment was in Laurel Oak Cemetery.

WHEELER, James M. "Jim"
b: Nov 6 1939, Osceola, St. Clair Co, MO
d: Mar 22 2011, Liberty, Clay Co, MO
bur:
Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Bradley & Hadley Funeral Home

James M. "Jim" Wheeler, 71, of Clinton, Missouri, died Tuesday, March 22, 2011 at the Liberty Hospital in Liberty, Missouri. He was born November 6, 1939 in Osceola, Missouri, the son of Robert Nige Wheeler and Myrtle Mae (Baxter) Wheeler. Jim was employed as a truck driver for Stinnett Trucking and other trucking companies for over twenty five years. He also was a cattle farmer. He was a 1957 graduate of the Urich High School, Urich, Missouri, and was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post in Montrose, Missouri. When Jim wasn't working, he enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren. Surviving are a son, Don Wheeler and his wife Gaylene, of Clinton, Missouri; a daughter Pat Woodward and her husband Kent, of Blairstown, Missouri; six grandchildren, Dalton Wheeler, Quade Woodward, Emilee Wheeler, Gage Woodward, Jake Wheeler, and Levi Wheeler; two brothers, Robert "Bob" Wheeler and his wife Nellie of Clinton, Missouri, and John Wheeler of Urich, Missouri; a sister, Mary Wheeler of Greenwood, Missouri; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, and a brother Bill Wheeler. Graveside services will be at Thursday, March 24, 2011 at the Clinton Memory Gardens Cemetery.

WHEELER, Julian Wesley "Jay"
b: 1939
d: 2002

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Mar 25 2002 - Julian (Jay) Wesley Wheeler, 62, Urich, died Friday, March 22, 2002, at Methodist Specialty and Transplant Hospital, San Antonio, Texas. - Clinton Daily Democrat, Apr 4 2002 - Julian Wesley Wheeler was born July 28, 1939 in Quick City, to Nora (Doyal) and Alva Wheeler. He was educated around the Urich and Kansas City area. He joined the Marine Corps in 1956, finishing his high school education, he served in California and the Philippines. In 1960 he married Shirley Gragg and to this union three children were born. He strived to teach his children love of family, country and God. He was baptized in 1960 in the Munsell Baptist Church, Independence, and was currently a member of the Baptist Church in Urich. Jay was a mechanic by trade, a hardworking, loving and caring man. Throughout his long struggle with many illnesses he rarely complained, always concerned for his family as they cared for him. Jay spent many years researching genealogy and was in contact with many people throughout the United States in served of his heritage. He worked many years for the care and preservation of the Wheeler Cemetery at the old homestead, outside Osceola. He is survived by Shirley, his wife of 41 years; son, Stephen Wesley of Fort Worth, Texas; daughters, Cynthia Bernice Inman and husband John, Greenwood, and Sheryl Marie Maas and husband Eric; granddaughters, Alexandra and Sophia Maas of Dallas, Texas; brother, Wilmer Wheeler and wife Alice, Quenemo, Kansas; sister, Betty Jean Smith and husband Donald, Adrian; aunt, Dorothy Wheeler Lowry of Clinton, along with a host of nephews, nieces, other family and many friends. He was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers.

WHEELER, Kenneth Lawrence "Jack"
b: 1928
d: 2003
bur:
Lincoln Cemetery, Lincoln, Benton Co, MO
arr: Hadley Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jun 2 2003 - Kenneth Lawrence "Jack" Wheeler, 74, Windsor, died Friday evening, May 30, 2003, at the Golden Valley Hospital in Clinton. He was born July 31, 1928, in Racket, the son of Ernest Giles Wheeler and Martha Elizabeth (Lee) Wheeler. He worked for an aviation company in Kansas after his service in the United States Army where he was stationed in Alaska. He was a mechanic for Walker Ford Company in Windsor before working for the MFA Oil Company. He is survived by three sisters, Lucille Foster, Lincoln, Ruth Vincent, Jacksonville, Florida, and Hazel Nottingham, Shelbyville, Illinois, and 43 nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by nine brothers, Elmer, Giles, John, Ancil, Lloyd, Manus, Bernie, James and Ted; three sisters, Leona Cockrum, Jessie Fern Wheeler and Priscilla Miller. Funeral services will be Tuesday, June 3, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial will be in the Lincoln Cemetery.

WHEELER, LeGrand West "Brother"
b: Oct 25 1914, Chicago, Cook Co, IL
d: Sep 6 2001, Longwood, Okaloosa Co, FL
bur:
Laurel Oak Cemetery WA-WH, Windsor, Windsor Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Daily Democrat, Sep 27 2001 - LeGrand West "Brother" Wheeler, 86, Longwood, Florida, formerly of Windsor, died late Thursday evening, September 6, 2001, at his home in Florida. He was born October 25, 1914, in Chicago, Illinois, the son of Frances L. Wheeler and Mary S. (West) Wheeler. On Novmber 30, 1964, in Toronto, Canada, he married Jean Thielen, who survives of the home. Brother, as he was known in Windsor, spent most of his career as an automotive executive for Mercedes Benz and British Leyland companies. He also worked as a real estate broker in Ft. Lauderdale for several years. He was an Army veteran of World War II and a member of the University Club, the Stag Club and the All Saints Episcopal Church, all in Winter Park, Florida. In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Mary Susan Greenwalt, Warson Woods; three cousins, John Wheeler, Kearney, Robert Wheeler, Clinton, and Schulyer Wheeler, Columbia. He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Mary Frances Wheeler. Graveside funeral services will be Saturday, September 29, at the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

WHEELER, Mary Frances
b: Mar 16 1913, Chicago, Cook Co, IL
d: Oct 15 2000, Clayton, MO
bur:
Laurel Oak Cemetery WA-WH, Windsor, Windsor Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Mary Frances Wheeler, 87, Columbia, formerly of Windsor, died Sunday October 15, 2000, at Barnes Extended Care in Clayton. She was born March 16, 1913, in Chicago, Illinois, the daughter of Francis LeGrand Wheeler and Mary Susan (West) Wheeler. Miss Wheeler graduated from the University of Missouri at Columbia and was a middle school counselor in Webster Grove, and the Parkway West Middle School at Chesterfield for several years before her retirement when she moved to Columbia, where she had lived for over 15 years. She was a member of the Delta Gamma Sorority and Kings Daughters. She is survived by a brother and a sister-in-law, LeGrand and Jean Wheeler of Longwood, Florida; a niece and her husband, Mary Susan and Allen Greenwalt of Webster Groves; four cousins, Pauline Wheeler of Windsor, John Wheeler of Kearney, Robert Wheeler of Clinton and Schuyler Wheeler of Columbia. Graveside services were held Thursday, October 19, 2000, at the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

WHEELER, Paula Alice METCALFE
b: 1927
d: 2004
bur: Shady Grove Cemetery, Benton Co, MO

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Dec 7 2004 - Paula Alice Metcalfe was born April 22, 1927, in Dunlap, Kansas, to Albert Leroy and Ruth Rosa Metcalfe, and died December 2, 2004. She married Orland Washington Wheeler in Kansas City, Kansas, November 15, 1946. She was baptized into the Christian Church in Warsaw March 15, 1955. She was active in the church, teaching Sunday School and serving in the kitchen and nursery. On April 7, 1968, she and her family began attending the Christian Church of Holden. After the family moved near Lowry City, they began attending Ohio Christian church. She was preceded in death by her father, Albert Leroy Metcalfe; her mother Ruth Rosa Metcalfe; two brothers, Lawrence Metcalfe and Charles Metcalfe; three sisters, Jessie Edwards, Darline Kirby and Gloria Rogers, and her husband, Orland Washington Wheeler. She is survived by her daughter Mary Ruth and her husband Ronald Lee Rayster of Kansas City; her son Larry Dean Wheeler and wife Cheryl Ann, Osceola; her daughter Alice Orlene and husband Larry William Walters of Lowry City; her brother Wilbur Metcalfe, Warsaw; sister Donna Erck of Lincoln; 12 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Monday, December 6, at Ohio Christian Church. Burial was in Shady Grove Cemetery, Racket.

WHEELER, Pauline SCHENEWARK
b: 1929
d: 2002
bur:
Lincoln Cemetery, Lincoln, Benton Co, MO
arr: Hadley Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 8 2002 - Pauline (Schenewark) Wheeler, 72, Windsor, died Friday morning, April 5, 2002, at Windsor Health Care and Rehab Center. She was born July 10, 1929, in Lincoln, the daughter of Paul Joseph Schenewark and Iva May (Longston) Schenewark. On April 12, 1947, at the First Baptist Church in Sedalia, she married Kenneth Lawrence (Jack) Wheeler, who survives of the home. Mrs. Wheeler worked for the Superior Hatchery in Windsor, as a secretary and was a proof machine operator and teller for the former Citizens Bank of Windsor for eight years. She was a member of the First Baptist Church, Windsor. In addition to her husband, Jack, she is survived by a sister, Leona Larson, Windsor, and several aunts and cousins. Funeral services will be Tuesday, April 9, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial will be in Lincoln Cemetery.

WHEELER, Teresa HUTCHESON
b: Dec 2 1960, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
d: Apr 12 2007, Garden City, Cass Co, MO
bur: Garden City Cemetery, Garden City, Cass Co, MO
arr:
Dickey Funeral Home
Teresa Imogene Wheeler of Garden City, Missouri, was born December 2, 1960 in Kansas City, Missouri the daughter of Evert Beecher and Ila Lee (Crist) Hutcheson. She departed this life Thursday, April 12, 2007 at her home in Garden City at the age of 46 years, 4 months and 10 days. Teresa had been employed as a licensed practical nurse at John Knox Village, Lee' Summit, Missouri and later was employed as a child day care provider. She was baptized at a early age in the High Point Baptist Church, Raytown, Missouri. Teresa enjoyed being with her mother and father, watching TV, shopping and playing records. She had lived in Independence, Missouri before moving to Garden City in 1991. She was preceded in death by a sister, LaNette Darline Moorhead. She is survived by her parents, Evert and Ila Lee Hutcheson, Garden City, Missouri; a brother, Dean A. Hutcheson and wife Tami, Creighton, Missouri; her companion, Ronnie Roe of the home; a nephew, Alan Hutcheson and a niece, Tabitha Moore; other relatives and many friends. Funeral services were held Monday, April 16, 2007 at Dickey Funeral Home, Garden City, Missouri with interment in the Garden City Cemetery, Garden City, Missouri.

WHEELER, Waldo Peak
b: Jan 17 1911, near Clinton, Henry Co, MO
d: Jan 26 1987, Windsor, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Laurel Oak Cemetery WA-WH, Windsor, Windsor Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Hadley Funeral Home

Waldo Peak Wheeler, 76, died January 26, 1987, at Windsor. Waldo was the second son of Waldo West and Georgia Peak Wheeler, having been born on the Casey Ranch north of Clinton January 17, 1911. He attended Comer School (Henry Co.), Clinton Public, graduated from Williamsburg, KS High School, and attended Kansas State University for one year. He is survived by his wife, Pauline, of the home, and three sons: John, and Robert, Kansas City; and Schuyler, Columbia; and one sister, Mrs. R. L. (Pauline) Irvine, Jefferson City. Preceding him in death were his parents, brother Schuyler J. and a sister, Jessie Frances. He was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity. He was a 50-year, 32nd degree Scottish Rite Mason. He was a past president of Missouri Cattlemen's Association, past member of the Governor's Council on Agriculture and a member of the First Baptist Church of Windsor. Waldo was a farmer and stockman. Funeral services wer held at Hadley Funeral Home in Windsor on January 28.

WHEELER, William J. "Bill"
b: Jul 30 1945, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
d: Apr 15 2004, Urich, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Mullin Cemetery, White Oak Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Consalus Funeral Homes

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 26 2004 - William J. "Bill" Wheeler was born July 30, 1945, in Clinton, the son of the late Roger Nige and Myrtle Mae (Baxter) Wheeler. He died at his home April 15, 2004. He will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by his daughters, Kellie Morgan and her husband Chris, Garden City, and Kristi Escalante and her husband Marcos, Urich; hi brothers, Robert Wheeler of Clinton, James Wheeler of Humansville and John Wheeler of Urich; his sister, Mary Greene, Greenwood; four grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews and dear friends. Mr. Wheeler retired from the Missouri Department of Transportation where he worked on the road crew. Funeral services were held April 19 at the Consalus-Bradley Funeral Home in Urich. Interment was in the Mullin Cemetery with full military honors.

WHETSTONE, Rosell SCOTT
b: Nov 6 1915
d: Jan 26 1997, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Laurel Oak Cemetery WA-WH, Windsor, Windsor Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Rosell Whetstone, 81, Windsor, died Sunday, January 26, 1997, at the Golden Valley Memorial Hospital in Clint. Survivors include a daughter, Olive Susann Sweezer, Windsor, Funeral services will be Wednesday, January 29, at the Hadley Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

WHIDBEE, Aurelia WALLACE
b: Dec 25 1840, Anderson Co, TN
d: n/a
bur:
Hickory Grove Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Death of Mrs. D. B. Whidbee - Aurelia Wallace was born Dec. 25, 1840 in Anderson County, Tennessee. During the Civil War she came with her people to Johnson County Mo. and was married to Davis B. Whidbee, the first Sunday in October, 1865. To this union were born six children: Thomas R. of Clinton, William J., Misses Luda J. and Fannie R. and Mrs. Hannah E. Wall, all of Tulsa, and Mrs. Nancy A. Mason of Kansas City. Five of these survive her. She joined the Methodist church at Hickory Grove in 1874 and lived a quiet, devoted Christian life being gloriously converted after her marriage. She leaves six living grandchildren. Her husband preceded her in death, having died in 1892. Her funeral was in the Hickory Grove church. Interment in Hickory Grove cemetery.

WHIDBEE, Davis Bryant
b: Jan 12 1840, Southampton Co, VA
d: Jan 10 1892, NW of Calhoun, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Hickory Grove Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
On Sunday evening, January 10, 1892, at about 4 o'clock, all that was immortal of Davis B. Whidbee took its flight to the realms of peace and rest. Being attacked by la grippe and pneumonia, which developed in heart and brain trouble, his final illness was of only a week's duration. for three days he was unconscious and without pain or agony, he quietly breathed one last lingering sigh and sank to sleep. Deceased was born January 12, 1840 in Southampton county, Virginia; he lacked but two days of reaching his fifty-second year. While yet his infant eyes were solving natures mystic wonders, his widowed mother taking her four small, but loving sons moved to East Tennessee. Here the pleasant days of youth were spent, and in his twentieth year he professed his unfailing belief in the cause of Christ, which was never shaken until death. He enlisted in the Union Army August 7, 1861, where he served as Sargent of company C Second regiment, Infantry Volunteers, and was discharged from service October 6, 1864, at Knoxville, Tennessee. Coming to Missouri in the spring of 1865, he was on the first of October of that year married to Miss Amelia Wallace, of Johnson county. Early in 1868 he came to Henry county, and from among it all, chose the old homestead as the abiding place for himself and family. Soon after moving to this county he joined the methodist church (South) at Hickory Grove, where he lived a faithful member until his death. With him, the first death in the family, the bond of life, the unbroken link is severed. His loving wife with six fond and sustaining children are left in that sorrowing home. His neighbors and numerous friends, all severely miss him, and deeply deplore his going. His only brother and two half sisters, of Tennessee, could not be present at the last sad rites. A true friend, unswerving in kindly justice to his fellow man, an earnest Christian, firm in his belief of the redeeming principles of Christianity; with hear often softened by its outpouring to suffering man; and the lustre of his eye often brightened beneath the potent touch of some act of kindness, he was to all that knew him, a friend that is hard to lose. He is gone, gone to his home to rest, gone - as in life he expressed it, to meet his Savior and prepare a welcome for the loved ones left behind. In Wiley graveyard he was laid to rest there, where the Sylvan warbler shall ever sing its low refrain and anon, the Southern zephyr shall rustle its requiem in memory of him, noble in life, triumphant in death. - A Friend

WHIPPLE, Corban David
b: Aug 9 1945, Nowata Co, OK
d: Jul 17 2004, Deepwater, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Maplewood Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Vansant-Mills Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Aug 30 2004 - Corban David Whipple was born August 9, 1945, in Nowata County, Oklahoma. He was the son of Corban and Nora Bell (Carr) Whipple. He died July 17, 2004, at his home in Deepwater at the age of 58 years. David served in the United States Army. He was a machinist for the Labconco Co. in Kansas City for 35 years before he retired. He later moved to Deepwater where he enjoyed being outdoors, especially hunting and fishing and spending time with his dog Irate, and the geese, which he named The Squawkers. When David's health failed he spent a lot of time reading and watching television and talking on the phone with his sister Wilma. He also enjoyed going to garage sales and auctions. David was a jovial person who liked to joke and tease. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends. He was preceded in death by his mother Nora Bell Whipple in 1964, his father Corban Whipple in 1978; three sisters, Lois Miller in 1986, Margie Cameron in 1991 and Lorine Roberts in 1999. David is survived by one brother, Charles E. Whipple of Kansas City; six sisters, Sarah Burks of Deepwater, Ida Mae Webber of Coffeyville, Kansas, Mary L. Wieland and Pauline Long, both of Grandview, Wilma Jean Ptacek of Kansas City and Lillian Woods of Tightwad, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. Funeral services were held at Vansant-Mills Chapel Thursday, July 22. Burial was in Maplewood Cemetery, Brownington.

WHISLER, Geneva
b: Nov 18 1893, Golden City, Barton Co, MO
d: Feb 24 1994, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Mrs. Geneva Whisler, 100, Blue Springs, died Thursday, February 24, 1994, at Baptist Hospital in Kansas City. She was a native of Golden City and had lived in the Blue Springs area for more than 10 years. She is survived by two sons, Oran E. Whisler of Oak Grove and W. C. "Bus" Whisler of Leeton; a daughter, Bonnie E. Clements of Clinton, and 16 grandchildren. Services will be Tuesday, March 1, at Earp and Sons Blue Ridge Chapel, Kansas City, with burial in the Greenwood Cemetery. Mrs. Whisler was a homemaker.

WHITACRE, Sally Jo
b: 1930
d: 2004
bur: Edgewood Cemetery, Chillicothe, Livingston Co, MO

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jun 8 2004 - Sally Jo Whitacre died Monday, June 7, 2004. She was born December 31, 1930, in Chillicothe, to Virgil Paul Lindsey and Francis Marie (Blagg) Lindsey. She grew up in Chillicothe, met and married her husband of 56 years, Carl Lee Whitacre. Throughout her years as a pastor's wife, she served alongside her husband in United Methodist churches in Missouri, including the Braymer area, Glenwood Park of Independence, Smithville, Hamilton, King Hill of St. Joseph, Appleton City, Montrose, Mt. Zion and Bear Creek of Osceola. Surviving are husband Carl, Deepwater; daughter Marty McKee, Richland; son Mark and wife Patti, Lebanon; son Matt and wife Jennifer, New Bern, North Carolina; daughter Ann Davis and husband Kenny, Trenton; daughter Mica Owen and husband Marshall, Lee's Summit; 14 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. The funeral service will be Saturday, June 12, at Bear Creek United Methodist Church, east of Osceola. A graveside service will be held June 12 at Edgewood Cemetery in Chillicothe.

WHITAKER, Charles Houston Sr.
b: Sep 13 1836, Hutingdon, PA
d: Jul 26 1906, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery WH-WI, Clinton, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Missouri, Jul 28 1906 - Charles H. Whitaker Sr. was born in Huntingdon, Pa. September 13, 1836; died at his home on South Second street in Clinton Thursday, July 26, 1906 at 1:50 noon. In company with his son Charles H. Jr., they came here and purchased The Democrat October 17, 1893 and made it one of the best county papers in the state, both editorially and locally. A loving aged wife, with his son, survive him. He served his apprenticeship in Canton, Ill., on the Register and in 1855-56 he edited the Reporter at Western, Mo. In 1860, he started the Plaindealer at Savannah and from 1865 to 1890, he was editor of the Eagle at Macomb, Ill. His last illness was of only ten days duration but for years had been a sufferer with a chronic malady but with an undaunted will power he kept faithful at his work, which he loved so well. Funeral at his residence at this morning.

WHITAKER, Helen Lee BEEVERTON
b: Jun 26 1922, Hale, Carroll Co, MO
d: May 15 2001, Brownington, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Maplewood Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Daily Democrat, May 18 2001 - Helen Lee Whitaker, 78, Brownington, died Tuesday, May 15, 2001, at her home. She was born June 26, 1922, at Hale, daughter of George and Edith Beeverton. She married John S. Whitaker, who died December 28, 1994. She had lived in the Brownington area most of her life.

WHITAKER, Homer Doyne
b: Aug 23 1918, Blairstown, Henry Co, MO
d: Jul 11 1983, Warrensburg, Johnson Co, MO
bur:
Carpenter Cemetery, Chilhowee, Johnson Co, MO
arr: Ward Funeral Home

Homer Doyne Whitaker, 64, of rural Henry County, near Chilhowee, Mo. passed away Monday, July 11, 1983 while swimming at the University Swimming Pool at Pertle Springs in Warrensburg, Mo. He was born in Blairstown, Mo. August 23, 1918 the son of Homer C. and Ruby L. Shepperd, and lived his entire life in this community. On June 25, 1939, he was united in marriage with Bernadine Miller at Barnett, Mo. To this union was born two children, Victor D. Whitaker and Beverly Whitaker Hocker. Doyne is also survived by his father H. C.; and two brothers, Valjean and Conrad all of Blairstown; his sister, Mrs. Jane Jones of Warrensburg, Mo.; four grandsons, Danny and Tracy Whitaker, Kevin and Kary Hocker; one granddaughter, Shawna Whitaker; and one great-granddaughter Rebecca Whitaker; his son-in-law, Lyle Hocker, Lee's Summit, Mo.; and his daughter-in-law, Evelyn Whitaker, Moberly, Mo.; his father-in-law, Rue Miller of Clinton and a host of other relatives. Doyne attended school in Blairstown for twelve years, and attended Central Missouri State University at Warrensburg, Mo. for two years. He was the Vice-President and owner of the Farmers Bank of Blairstown where he was associated for more than 44 years. Doyne served in the US Navy during World War II in the Pacific. He was an active member and elder in the First Presbyterian Church in Blairstown, a member of the Independent Bankers and Missouri Bank Associations. Doyne was an avid fisherman and hunter who had a deep love for his country home where he spent hours working hard and observing the wild life around him. Doyne was preceded in death by his mother, Ruby in 1961; and his grandson, Warren Whitaker in 1980. Funeral services were held Thursday, July 14, At the Ward Funeral Home in Chilhowee. Burial was in the Carpenter Cemetery near Chilhowee.

WHITAKER, John
b: n/a
d: Jan 18 1910

Clinton MO, Jan 1910 - Died January 18, 1910, Prof. John Whitaker of the Weaubleau Christian College, Civil War veteran, former state representative and Republican nominee for Congress in 1908. Father of S. W. Whitaker, cashier of the Bank of Brownington, and Homer C. Whitaker, assistant cashier there. He was defeated by Courtney W. Hamlin of Springfield by about 700 votes. Mr. Whitaker seriously considered testing the election on the ground that a number of the petitions filed for Mr. Hamlin were not prepared according to law. On the advise of friends, he sent the necessary papers to Washington but owing to some delay at the post office, there were held there until too late for any action to unseat Mr. Hamlin. Mr. Whitaker was appointed census supervisor for his district and had entered actively upon his work when death called him from his labors.

WHITAKER, John Sydney
b: Dec 11 1920, Brownington, Henry Co, MO
d: Dec 28 1994, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Maplewood Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Consalus Funeral Homes

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - John Sydney Whitaker was born December 11, 1920, in Brownington, the son of Sydney W. and Anna (Hower) Whitaker. He die Wednesday, December 28, 1994, at the Golden Valley Memorial Hospital at the age of 74. He was a veteran of the United States Air Force Signal Corp and attended Central Missouri State College. He was united in marriage to Helen Linton. He was a lifelong resident of the Deepwater community. He was a well known area businessman, operating the Bank of Deepwater for many years. Mr. Whitaker is survived by his wife, Helen, of the home, and one sister, Rowena W. Lingle of California. Graveside services and burial were Saturday, December 31, at the Maplewood Cemetery, Brownington.

WHITAKER, S.
b: abt 1869
d: 1887

Clinton MO, Dec 17 1887 - Died in Bogard township, December 7, S. Whitaker, aged 18, of consumption.

WHITAKER, Valjean Shepperd
b: Oct 30 1914, Blairstown, Henry Co, MO
d: Apr 20 2007, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Carpenter Cemetery, Chilhowee, Johnson Co, MO
arr: Bradley & Hadley Funeral Home

Valjean Shepperd Whitaker, 92, of Clinton, Missouri, died Friday April 20, 2007 at the Beverly Living Center-Westwood. He was born in Blairstown, Mo., on October 30, 1914 to Homer Craig Whitaker and Ruby Lee (Shepperd) Whitaker. Val was a 1932 graduate of the Chilhowee High School and attended Central Missouri State Teachers College in Warrensburg for one year. After completing his first year of college he returned to Blairstown and accepted a job at the Farmers Bank as bookkeeper. In 1942 he enlisted in the U.S Naval Reserve as a Third Class Yeoman. Following boot camp, he was transferred to Great Lakes Naval Station at Northwestern University to a naval radar school to serve in the personnel department. After two years he was transferred to two ships: the USS Ardent and later a U.S. attack transport, the USS Sibley. While serving aboard the USS Sibley, he was a part of the invasions of Iwo Jima and Okinawa. While aboard ship, he witnessed the raising of the United States flag on Iwo Jima. Later he met and talked with Joe Rosenthal, the photographer who took the famous picture of this event. After arriving back in the states on a twenty day leave, he was discharged at Great Lakes, Illinois in 1946. In later years he became President of the Farmers Bank, Vice-President of the Deepwater State Bank, and Consulting Director of the Bank of Warrensburg. He was on the district council of Boy Scouts of America while in Blairstown and also officiated many basketball games. On October 16, 1948 he married the former Helen Louise Shrout in Kansas City, Mo. They spent the next 45 years in Blairstown and he was a member of the Blairstown Presbyterian Church. After retiring, they moved to Clinton where he was a member of the First Presbyterian Church. He was a devout Presbyterian, serving as Elder in both Blairstown and Clinton, and became moderator of the Sedalia Presbytery. He served four years on the executive committee of the Missouri Synod and six years on the Christian College Committee of the Kansas City Presbytery. He served four years on the United Funds Committee and was Vice-President the last year. He also served on the Henry County Health Committee as treasurer. He was a Past President of the Tri-County Bankers Association; a member of the 50 Year Club of the Missouri Bankers Association; a member of the Clinton Rotary Club; and a charter member of the Meadow Lake Golf Club. Val loved all sports and played tennis, baseball and golf. He was a left-handed hitter and lead-off man, hitting over a .300 average in baseball in the 1930s. He loved to tell about how he was offered a try-out with the American White Sox. He also loved quail hunting with his dog in the hills and streams on farms around Blairstown. He is survived by his wife Helen of the home; a sister Jane Jones of Clinton; four nieces, Beverly Hocker of Lee's Summit, Mo.; Deborah Johnson of Harrisonville, Mo.; Carla Bensinger of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; and Rosale Bradley of Jamesville, California; a nephew, Victor Whitaker of Clever, Mo.; and two sisters-in-law, Lillian McCune and her husband William of Prairie Village, Kansas; and Alice Bradley of Jamesville, Ca. Val was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Doyne and Conrad Whitaker. Funeral services will be Tuesday, April 24, 2007, at the Bradley & Hadley Funeral Home, Clinton, Mo. Burial will be in the Carpenter Cemetery, rural Chilhowee, Mo.

WHITAKER, Waneta Jane CLOSE
b: Aug 31 1934, Fairfax, Atchison Co, MO
d: Sep 11 2011, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery WH-WI, Clinton, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Bradley & Hadley Funeral Home

Jane (Close) Whitaker, 77, of rural Clinton, Missouri, died peacefully Sunday, September 11, 2011 at the Golden Valley Memorial Hospital in Clinton, Missouri. She was surrounded by members of her family. Jane (Close) Whitaker was born August 31, 1934 in Atchison County, Missouri to Edward Close and Lottie (Rader) Close. On May 2, 1954 at the First Christian Church in Maryville, Mo., she married Wayne Herbert "Herb" Whitaker, Jr., who passed away September 18, 2009. To this union, five children were born: Ron, Gail, Todd, Tim, and Terri. She was baptized and became a member of St. Oswald Church in Fairfax, Mo. Jane was a 1952 graduate of Fairfax High School, Fairfax, Mo. She was involved in many school activities and was crowned Homecoming Queen in 1951. In the fall of 1952, she attended airline school in Omaha, Nebraska, and received her diploma. In 1953 she moved to Maryville, Mo., and worked for Grays Insurance Company. Soon after moving to Maryville, she met and married Herb Whitaker. In 1956 they started their family. For many years, Jane was a stay-at-home mother, filling her time raising the children and enjoying arts and crafts, a hobby that filled the rest of her days. She was active in the Parent Teachers Association and was a Cub Scout Den Mother, and a Past President of the Maryville Women's Junior Chamber of Commerce. In approximately 1975, while residing in Audubon, Iowa, Jane started a long career in the banking business as a teller for the Audubon State Bank. As the family moved, Jane continued to work for banks in the following towns; Higginsville, Mo., Columbia, Mo., and Clinton, Mo., up to her retirement. Jane's passion in life, first and foremost, was her family. Jane's legacy is being the family historian, compiling and labeling an amazing and extensive collection of pictures and artifacts going back generations. She even found time to write a wonderful book called "Hill-Filly Jane", a collection of her memories living in Missouri and Iowa. Preceding her in death were her parents and her husband, Wayne Herbert "Herb" Whitaker, Jr. Survivors include their children Ron Whitaker and his wife Donna, Kansas City, Mo.; Gail Pieper and her husband Joe, Sioux City, Iowa; Todd Whitaker and his wife Tammy, Liberty, Mo.; Timothy Whitaker, Clinton, Mo.; and Terri Gilkey and her husband Cecil, Higginsville, Mo.; grandchildren, Zach and Keri Whitaker, Kansas City, Mo.; Kyle and Kim Whitaker, Kearney, Mo.; Adam Whitaker, Kansas City, Mo.; Eric Anderson, Pasadena, California; Jamey Anderson, Ames Iowa; Joshua Whitaker, Kansas City, Mo.; Ashley and Ryan Allen, Kearney, Mo.; Haley Whitaker, Kansas City, Mo.; Chelsey Lockington, Leavenworth, Kansas; Isaac Whitaker, Carrolton, Texas; and Eric Gilkey, Higginsville, Mo.; eleven great-grandchildren; and other relatives and friends. Memorial services will be Saturday, September 17, 2011 at the Bradley & Hadley Funeral Home, Clinton, Mo. A private family burial will be held at a later date at Englewood Cemetery, Clinton, Mo.

WHITAKER, Wayne Herbert "Herb"
b: Feb 3 1933, Wichita, Sedgwick Co, KS
d: Sep 18 2009, rural Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery WH-WI, Clinton, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Bradley & Hadley Funeral Home

Wayne Herbert "Herb" Whitaker, Jr., 76, of rural Clinton, Missouri, died peacefully Friday, September 18, 2009 at his home, surrounded by family. He was born February 3, 1933 in Wichita, Kansas to Wayne Herbert Whitaker, Sr. and Eva Mae (Godfrey) Whitaker. On May 2, 1954, at the First Christian Church in Maryville, Mo., he married Waneta Jane Close and she survives of the home. To this union, five children were born: Ron, Gail, Todd, Tim, and Terri. He was baptized and became a member of the Baptist faith. Herb was a 1951 graduate of Maryville High School, Maryville, Mo., and attended Northwest Missouri State University, Maryville. From 1947 to 1963 he worked with his parents at Whitaker Feed & Produce in Maryville. In 1966, Herb worked for Spencer Chemical Corporation at Gulf Oil Company in Shenandoah, Iowa as the plant manager. In 1972 he purchased Merk Grain & Feed in Audubon, Ia. In 1978 he sold the business and assisted in the formation of a Co-op elevator and continued as the Co-op's manager until 1979. He then co-owned and operated Countryside Motors in Audubon, Ia. In 1981 he accepted a job with Supersweet Feeds in Higginsville, Mo., and in 1985 transferred to Columbia, Mo. Herb retired in 1986 and moved to the Truman Lake area to enjoy a relaxing and peaceful life. In 2003 he went to work part-time at the Shawnee Bend Golf Course in the pro shop. Herb greatly enjoyed meeting and visiting with the many golfers who passed through the doors at the golf course, greeting each customer with a smile or a grin as he did throughout his life with everyone he met. Herb was in the Navel Reserve for eight years, receiving an honorable discharge in 1960. He was a member of the Nodaway Masonic Lodge #470, A.F. & A.M., and was a Shriner. He was also a member and Past President of the Maryville Junior Chamber of Commerce. In addition to his wife Jane, survivors include their children; Ron Whitaker and wife Donna, Kansas City, Mo.; Gail Pieper and husband Joe, Sioux City, Ia.; Todd Whitaker and wife Tammy, Liberty, Mo.; Tim Whitaker, Merriam, Ks.; and Terri Gilkey and husband Cecil, Higginsville, Mo.; grandchildren, Zach and Keri Whitaker, Kansas City, Mo., Kyle and Kim Whitaker, Kearney, Mo., Adam Whitaker, Kansas City, Mo., Eric Anderson, Pasadena, Ca., Jamey Anderson, Ames, Ia., Joshua Whitaker, Kansas City, Mo., Ashley and Ryan Allen, Kearney, Mo., Haley Whitaker, Kansas City, Mo., Chelsey Lockington, Killeen, Texas, Isaac Whitaker, Bedford, Tx., and Eric Gilkey, Grain Valley, Mo.; 9 great-grandchildren; and other relatives and many friends. Memorial services will be Saturday, September 26, 2009 at the Bradley & Hadley Funeral Home, Clinton. Burial will be in Englewood Cemetery.

WHITBY, Edith H.
b: Apr 8 1921, near Harrisonville, Cass Co, MO
d: Jun 29 2007, Harrisonville, Cass Co, MO
bur: Orient Cemetery, Harrisonville, Cass Co, MO
arr:
Dickey Funeral Home
Harrisonville MO - Miss Edith Whitby, 86, of Harrisonville, Missouri was born April 8, 1921 near Harrisonville, Missouri as the second daughter of George and Leah Sliffe Whitby. She departed this life Friday, June 29, 2007 at Crown Care Center. Miss Whitby and her older sister Mary Helene attended the same rural school their father had attended. Miss Whitby graduated from Harrisonville High School in 1939. Miss Whitby taught for 47 years in the Missouri public schools. She began her teaching career in 1945-47 at the Belle Plaine rural school in Cass County. She then taught primarily at the high school level at Peculiar (1947-48), Ballard (1948-50) Hermitage (1950-54), Ridgeway (1954-58), Belleview near Mound City (1958-63), Hermitage (1963-69), and Weableau (1969-92). She also taught science classes for Wentworth Junior College from 1991-93. She was awarded a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from Central Missouri State Teachers College in 1944 and a Master of Science in Education degree in 1955. Her teaching assignments on the secondary level covered a wide range of subjects—health and physical education, speech and drama, social studies, English, math, chemistry, and biology. She also served as a guidance counselor and psychological examiner. Extra class activities included coaching basketball and softball, directing class plays, class sponsorships, and serving as advisor for the National Honor Society. She was a member of the Missouri State Teachers Association, National Science Teachers Association, Speech Teacher Association of Missouri, Missouri School Counselors Association, Central Missouri District Guidance Association, Delta Kappa Gamma, and the Cass County and Missouri Retired Teachers Associations. In 1988, Miss Whitby was chosen for the Outstanding Leader Award by the Community Teachers & Missouri State Teachers Association “for leadership at the local level, for her encouragement to students, for her certification in twelve areas of education, and for her active participation in the local CTA.” She often was referred to as the Missouri teacher holding certification in the most subject areas. Upon her retirement from high school teaching in 1992, Miss Whitby was honored by resolutions of both the Missouri State Senate and House of Representatives. In 1992, Missouri Commissioner of Education Robert Bartman presented her the Pioneer in Education award at the annual banquet of Missouri School Administrators. She was selected as the Cass County Retired Educator of the Year for 2001-02. Harrisonville Mayor Kevin Wood proclaimed Edith Whitby Citizen for the Day on September 21, 2002. In 2002, she also was honored by the Delta Kappa Gamma International Honor Society for 25 years of devoted and valuable service. After her retirement from teaching, she moved from Hickory County, where she had lived for many years, back to Harrisonville and lived with her sister Mary Helene Whitby Wortham, who passed away in 2000. Miss Whitby was a charter member of the Mary Sibley Chapter of the National Society of Daughters of the American Revolution. She valued her heritage as an American citizen and regularly presented Chapter programs on the U.S. Constitution and American heritage and history. Learning, reading, and staying in touch with family and friends, including her many former teaching colleagues and students, were pleasures of her every day. Miss Whitby was a longtime member of the Christian Church, Disciples of Christ. In Cass County, she attended the Freeman Presbyterian Church, to which her sister’s family belonged. She is survived by her niece Leah Wortham and Leah’s husband, Eric Hirschhorn, of Chevy Chase, Maryland and their children Alexander, Elizabeth, and Anne Wortham Hirschhorn, as well as her devoted caregiver and friend Georgia Smith of Freeman. Funeral services were held Friday. July 6, 2007 at Freeman Presbyterian Church, Freeman, Missouri with burial in the Orient Cemetery, Harrisonville.

WHITCHURCH, Edgar Lee
b: Mar 16 1913, Henry Co, MO
d: Jul 21 1940, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery WH-WI, Clinton, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Consalus Funeral Homes

Clinton MO - Edgar L. Whitchurch, oldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter E. Whitchurch of Clinton, died at the Community Clinic Hospital about 11:30 p.m. Sunday after a sudden attack of asthma, which began its choking grip upon his breath about 2:00 p.m. Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Whitchurch, their daughters, Wilma Jean and Mrs. Vernon Comer, and Mr. Comer went to Kansas City Sunday, having asked Edgar if he wished to accompany them, but he declined seeming in as good health as was usual for him. His two younger brothers, Robert and Dale, also remained at home, but they were not in the house when he was smitten with acute choking from the asthma, with which he has suffered all his life. Edgar managed to call the Community Clinic, to which he was immediately taken. His pain was alleviated and when his parents and family were notified about 6:00 p.m. Sunday to come to the hospital, Edgar never regained consciousness for a last word with his beloved ones. His condition was seemingly satisfactory late Sunday, so his family returned to their home, to be telephoned soon after that he had died, his heart being unable to withstand the strain of the asthmatic pressure. Edgar was born in Henry County, March 16, 1913, where he grew to manhood. He received his diploma from the Washington grammar school and attended the Second Street Methodist Church, of which he became a member on Easter of 1937. His manner was quiet and unassuming, never talking a great deal, but he served his church and community unostentatiously, being on hand for nearly all league and church activities and if he were needed for installing the lights for an ice cream social, a bit of carpentry work required, he was always willing to assist. Being unable to continue his schooling because of his health, although his excellent grades in grammar school promised a fine scholastic future, Edgar became a carpenter until early this spring, since when he has been affiliated with Land Bros. paint store on the south side of the square. In August, 1939, he went to Colorado in an effort to find a climate that would discourage his asthma. His condition improved some, and he returned to Clinton the following November, anticipating going back this summer. Besides his parents and above mentioned brothers and sisters of Clinton, he is survived by his grandfather William Fowler of Brownington. The funeral services were Tuesday in the Second Street Methodist Church. Burial at Englewood Cemetery with Consalus and Peck in charge.

WHITCHURCH, James E. "Jim"
b: May 9 1947, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
d: Dec 13 2003, Colorado Springs, CO
bur: Cremation

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 8 2004 - Jim Whitchurch, 56, died Saturday, December 13, 2003. He struggled with illness for three years after a car accident that left him paralyzed. He was born in Clinton May 9, 1947. He lived in fort Worth, Texas for 21 years and moved to Colorado Springs, Colorado, in 1992. Survivors include wife Judy Peek Whitchurch of Clinton; daughter Pam Campos and husband Jesse Campos; sons, Jim Ed Whitchurch and wife Misty, Bedford, Texas, and Michael Whitchurch and wife Jessica; sisters Betty Tye, Clinton and Ruth Ann Terry, Leeton, and seven grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Chuck and Nellie Whitchurch of Clinton. Cremation. Ashes are to be scattered on a mountain in Colorado.

WHITCHURCH, Joseph
b: Mar 1 1839, Mascoutah, IL
d: 1923, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Good Hope Cemetery, Bethlehem Twp, Henry Co, MO
The death of Joseph Whitchurch occurred at 1:50 p.m. Friday of last week at the home of his daughter, Mrs. George Lilleston, on East Franklin street, death being due to the infirmities of age and bronchial trouble. He had been bedfast since the 14th of February. Deceased was 84 years old the 1st of March, and was born near Mascoutah, Illinois. He had been a resident of Henry County for 33 years, coming here from St. Clair County, Illinois. He was married about 56 years ago to Miss Susanna Wright, who preceded him in death six years ago in February. Since that time he had made his home with his children. They are: Fred, north of Clinton; Connie, near Coal; Walter and Mrs. Ed VanWinkle, near Sparrow; Mrs. T. M. Tribble, Mrs. Fred Johnson and Mrs. George Lilleston, all living on East Franklin street, in Clinton. He is also survived by thirty grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. Deceased made a profession of faith about sixteen years ago, but never united with any church. He was a Methodist in belief. He was held in high esteem by all who knew him, and all sympathize with the bereaved children in this time of grief. The body was taken to Good Hope church, where funeral services were conducted Saturday, and burial was in the cemetery near by.

WHITCHURCH, Nellie Gladys DELOZIER
b: Aug 23 1916, near Leesville, Henry Co, MO
d: Feb 21 2001, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery WH-WI, Clinton, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Sickman & Dunning Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Mar 8 2001 - Nellie Gladys Delozier, the daughter of Betty Stone Delozier and Rufus Delozier, was born at home on August 23, 1916. She had two brothers, Otis and Marvin, and two sisters, Dimple and Violet, who preceded her in death. Her mother died when Nellie was 13-years-old. On August 31, 1936, she married Chuck Whitchurch. They had three children, Betty, Jimmy and Ruth Ann, and lived in the Shawnee Mound community for years. After her husband's death she moved to Clinton and babysat in her home until her health failed. She always had a yard full of kids, sometimes as many as 22. Two of those kids stayed close to her until her death. Nellie loved to play cards and dominoes and was really hard to beat at Chinese Checkers. She loved to be around people and always had on her red nail polish and lipstick and jewelry. Nellie has one step-daughter, June Shay; five grandchildren, Pam, Jim Ed and Michael, Holly and Larry; seven great-great-grandchildren, Brandon, Robert, Alex, Michael, Joseph, Maggie and Jessica. Her son, Jim and his family weren't able to attend the funeral due to a car wreck in November. Jim's neck was broken and he is still in the hospital in Denver, Colorado. Services were at Sickman & Dunning Funeral Home on February 24, 2001, with burial in Englewood Cemetery.

WHITE, Albert R. Jr.
b: Aug 15 1925, Osceola, St. Clair Co, MO
d: Feb 16 2002, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur: Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Warrensburg, Johnson Co, MO
arr: Sweeney-Phillips & Holdren

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Feb 19 2002 - Albert R. White, Jr., 76, Clinton and formerly of Centerview, died Saturday, February 16, 2002, at his home. He was born August 15, 1925, in Osceola, the son of Albert R. White, Sr. and Lorene P. Bishop White. In 1947 he married Nellie Mae Gee in Kansas City. She died May 22, 1998. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in all three Theaters, receiving numerous medals and commendations from the United States Army. He worked for 33 years at Bendix, until his retirement. He was a member of the American Legion. He is survived by two sons, Winston L. Dalton, Rich Hill, and David White, Warrensburg; two daughters, Brenda Kay Anderson, Virginia, Illinois, and Valerie Sue White, Centerview; two brothers, Eugene White, Oak Grove, and Charles White, Pleasanton, Kansas; two sisters, Evelyn Smith, Denver, Colorado, and Joann Reiling, Osceola; 12 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Marvin and James White, and two sisters, Dorothy Kessinger and Maureen French. Funeral services will be Thursday, February 21, at the Sweeney-Phillips & Holdren Funeral Home, Warrensburg. Burial will be in the Warrensburg Memorial Gardens Cemetery with full military honors.

WHITE, Amanda GRIMES
b: Apr 7 1869, near Stockton, Cedar Co, MO
d: Aug 25 1904, 2.5 mi E of Ladue, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Ladue Cemetery, Davis Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Missouri - Died at her home two and one-half miles east of LaDue, Thursday, August 25, 1904, Mrs. Amanda White, wife of Hija White. She bade a loving good-bye to her husband and little son and passed into the quiet sleep of death. Born April 7, 1869, near Stockton, Mo.; maiden name was Grimes; married to Hija White in 1889. In 1887, she joined the Methodist Church. Services at LaDue Christian Church and remains laid to rest in LaDue Cemetery.

WHITE, Benjamin Edward
b: Apr 28 1901, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
d: Dec 30 1991, North Kansas City, Clay Co, MO
bur: Floral Hills Cemetery, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO

Benjamin Edward White, 90, Clinton, Missouri, died Monday, December 30, 1991 at the North Kansas City Memorial Hospital. He was born in Kansas City and had spent his life there until moving to Clinton in 1986. He retired in 1961 after 25 years as a driver for the Kansas City Transit Authority. He was a member of the Eastgate Masonic Lodge and the Ararat Shrine, both in Kansas City. He was a former leader for the Boy Scouts and a member of the Tribe of Mic-O-Say. He is survived by one son, William White of the home in Clinton; one daughter, June Maston of Independence; four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Graveside services will be Thursday at Floral Hills Cemetery in Kansas City.

WHITE, Byrdie Christine BISTON
b: Sep 22 1917, St. Louis, St. Louis Co, MO
d: Oct 29 2003, Clinton, Henry Co, MO

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Oct 31 2003 - Byrdie Christine Biston White, 86, died at her home in Clinton Wednesday, October 29, 2003, after a brief illness. She was born and raised in St. Louis where she earned a BA from Washington University in 1939 and met George N. White to whom she was married for 55 years. She lived in Clinton for the last 24 years, volunteering as a docent at the Clinton Historical Museum and was a member of the Mary de LaVergne Federated Women's Club. She was preceded in death by her husband, George N. White, and grandson John R. Naber. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Vicky and Jim Naber, Clinton, and her son Dennis White and his wife Elizabeth King-White of Los Altos, California. She is also survived in Clinton by grandson, Jimmy and his family, Lori, Danny and Joey Naber and another great-grandchild due in mid-November. She is survived in California by grandson Peter and his family, Anju and Jasmine White, grandson Bryan White and her sister, Jane Matthews of Hot Springs, Arkansas. She is also survived by a special friend, Bob Soell of St. Louis.

WHITE, Charles Dewey
b: 1955
d: 2001
bur: Lowry City Cemetery, Lowry City, St. Clair Co, MO
arr:
Sheldon-Goodrich Funeral Home
Clinton Daily Democrat, Jun 27 2001 - Charles Dewey White was born May 16, 1955, in Marinsville, Indiana, and died Tuesday, June 19, 2001, from injuries received in an automobile accident. He had moved to Missouri in 1995 from Phoenix, Arizona. He married Phyllis Gregory October 9, 1997. He was a bricklayer for 30 years and a member of Union 15. He volunteered his time to the Iconium Fire Department. He is survived by his wife, Phyllis; his mother, Marilyn R. Bender Courtney and his step-father, Walter R. Courtney; his father, Charles Verlin White and step-mother, Ethel White, Indianapolis, Indiana; one son, Brandon Leslie White; one daughter, Angela Sue White; a granddaughter, Marissa, Phoenix, Arizona; one step-son, Hiram G. Gregory of the home; a step-daughter, Tiffanie L. Schneck of Deepwater; two step-grandchildren, Presley and Colt Schneck; nine brothers and a host of many other relatives and friends. Funeral services were Friday, June 22, at 10 a.m., at Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel. Burial was in Lowry City Cemetery.

WHITE, Charles Patrick "Pat"
b: Apr 15 1936
d: Feb 9 1993, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
bur:
Maplewood Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Sickman & Dunning Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Charles "Pat" White, 56, died Tuesday, February 9, 1993, at his home in Kansas City. He is survived by his wife Doris, of the home; one son, Charles White Jr. of California state; two daughters, Frances Duncan of Neosho and Pamela White of Joplin; two stepdaughters, Vicki Gunn of Blue Springs and Donna Chapin of Houston, Texas; two sisters, Frances Lane of Excelsior Springs and Judy Overman of Kansas City; 11 grandchildren. Funeral services were Thursday at the Sickman-Dunning Chapel. Burial was in Maplewood cemetery at Brownington. Mr. White is a former Brownington area resident.

WHITE, Delbert Leo
b: Jul 21 1918, near Springfield, Greene Co, MO
d: Aug 22 2011, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Harmony Baptist Cemetery, Benton Co, MO
arr: Hadley Funeral Home

Delbert White, 93, of rural Windsor, Missouri, died Monday evening, August 22, 2011, at the Golden Valley Memorial Hospital, Clinton, Mo. He was born July 21, 1918, in Greene County, near Springfield, Mo., the son of Harry Lee White and Mary Magdalene (Endley) White. On June 10, 1946, in Almon, Mo., he married Evelyn Green, who preceded him in death on December 30, 2009. Mr. White was a farmer and had worked at the MFA Farmer's Elevator, Windsor, for over 20 years before his retirement, and also drove a bus for a time for the Windsor R-I School District. He served his country in the United States Army during World War II and was a member of the Harmony Baptist Church, rural Windsor. Survivors include 3 sons, Lloyd White, Larry White and his wife Ronda and Linn White, all of Windsor, Mo.; a daughter, Sue Bauer and her husband Jack, Rancho Palos Verdes, Ca.; 7 grandchildren, Dean White, Jennifer McKnight, Michael Bauer, Melissa McKnight, Katie White, Kyle White, and Sammi White; 7 great-grandchildren, Kara Bauer, Christa McKnight, Kylie McKnight, Chloe McKnight, Bailey White, and Dylan White; and one "on the way" Emily Bauer; a brother, Norman White, Windsor, Mo.; and several nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by a son, Leslie Lee White; and 2 brothers, Raymond White and John Howard White. Funeral services will be Sunday, August 28, 2011, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor, with Pastor Douglas Ryan officiating. Burial will be in the Harmony Cemetery, rural Windsor.

WHITE, Doris June
b: Nov 11 1933, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
d: Feb 19 2008, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery WH-WI, Clinton, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Vansant-Mills Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Mar 7 2008 - Doris June White died at her home on Feb. 19, 2008. Doris was born November 11, 1933, in the neighborhood of Garland, the daughter of Cecil A. and Ethel Claire White. She had two sisters, a twin sister, Donna Joyce White Mintun, and an older sister, Norma Jean White Noble. Her grandparents were Joseph Lee and Mary Ann White and Frank Wesley and Jessie Edith White. From a very young age, Doris attended Sunday School and Church and Bible School at the Garland Baptist Church. Later she was baptized and became a member of the Ruskin Heights Baptist Church. Doris' longtime faith in Jesus Christ carried her through her long illness. Her life ended as it began, with her twin sister at her side. Doris went her eight years of grade school at White School in the country, a school which her grandfather, Joseph Lee White, donated the land and helped to build. Three generations of the family attended White School before it consolidated with the Clinton Public School District. After graduation from Clinton High School, Doris moved to Kansas City to take a job at Bendix, which became her lifetime work. After retiring from Bendix, she returned to her hometown of Clinton. Doris took great pride in her many cousins with whom she remained close. They were always a great help and joy to her in her lifetime. New photos of her great-great-nieces and nephews - Quade, Keagan, Creighton, Tanner, Kennedy, Ella, Chloe, Claire and Joe - were always a welcome pleasure for her. She also liked to crochet and work word puzzles, but especially enjoyed the out of doors, working in her yard and growing pretty flowers. Doris gave many dogs and puppies in need of a good home throughout the years as well. Doris always believed and said laughter was one of the most important things in life. Preceding her in death were her parents and beloved sister Norma Jean White Noble, as well as her grandparents and many aunts and uncles. She leaves her twin sister, Donna Joyce White Mintun, and brother-in-law Jim Mintun; nieces, Marilyn Noble Frakes of Gardner, Kansas, and Gale Mintun and Gloria Mintun Miller of Clinton; nephews, C. W. Noble and wife Diane, of Harrisonville, and Gerald Noble of Harrisonville; great-nieces, Lori Frakes Nelson and husband Daniel of Gardner, Kansas, and Melissa Miller Donaldson and husband Drew of Clinton; great-nephews, Joe Noble of Harrisonville, Darin Frakes of Gardner, Kansas, and Jeremy Noble of Appleton City, and many friends old and new. Funeral services were held at the Vansant-Mills Chapel on Friday, Feb. 22. Interment was in Englewood Cemetery.

WHITE, Doris Moree SMITH
b: Aug 25 1935, Deepwater, Henry Co, MO
d: Mar 14 2001, Blue Springs, Jackson Co, MO
bur:
Maplewood Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Sickman & Dunning Funeral Home

Clinton Daily Democrat, Mar 28 2001 - Doris M. White was born August 25, 1935, in Deepwater, the daughter of James Thomas and Eleaner "Lena" Moree Smith. Doris died March 14, 2001, at her daughter Vicki's home in Blue Springs at the age of 65 years, six months and 19 days. Doris lived in Kansas City since 1955 and worked at the East Side Newspaper for 10 years and then at the Kansas City Star where she retired in 1996. After her retirement she moved back to Deepwater where she enjoyed working on her small farm. Doris was a member of the Brownington Baptist church. She also volunteered at the Golden Valley Hospital in Clinton for a short period of time. She is survived by two daughters and their husbands, Vicki and Fred Gunn of Blue Springs and Donna and Raymond Chapin of Lee's Summit; five grandchildren, Spencer Chapin 22, Moree' Chapin 21, Grant Chapin 19, Erica Gunn 11 and Jared Gunn 9; one brother, Ernie Smith of Deepwater; one sister, Alice Tullis of Windsor, and many, many nieces, nephews, cousins and loved ones. Funeral services were held on Sunday, March 18, at the Sickman & Dunning Chapel. Burial was in the Maplewood Cemetery.

WHITE, Elizabeth VINSON
b: Sep 19 1833, Millersburg, Callaway Co, MO
d: Jun 16 1905, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Springfield Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Missouri, Jun 17 1905 - Mrs. J. W. White died Friday at the home of her daughter Mrs. R. B. Summers, on North Washington. She had been confined to her bed 12 weeks with a complication of diseases, during which time she had the tenderest care of loved ones, who did all they could for their loved one. Her maiden name was Elizabeth Vinson and she was born in Millersburg, Callaway County, September 19, 1833, and was married there to James W. White in 1867. They moved near Columbia, where she became a charter member of Olivet Christian Church, where her remains were laid to rest. They moved to Centralia where they lived for 25 years, then came to Clinton to live with their daughter Mrs. R. B. Summers, last October and has endeared herself to all who made her acquaintance. She was the mother of four children and the three living are Mrs. J. W. Waller, Columbia, William White, Centralia; Mrs. R. B. Summers, Clinton, also 3 stepchildren, who reside at a distance.

WHITE, Ernest Ford
b: Aug 25 1901, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
d: Jun 20 1974, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery WH-WI, Clinton, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Consalus Funeral Homes

Clinton Eye, Thursday, July 4 1974 - Funeral Services for Ernest Ford White who died, June 20, at the Golden Valley Memorial Hospital, after suffering a severe stroke on April 2, were held at the Consalus Funeral Home June 22. Interment was in Englewood Cemetery. Pall bearers were nephews: Darrel Dehn, Wayne Doyle, and Don Williams, Joe White and Ken White. Ernest was born August 25, 1901 in Henry County, Mo., a son of the late Joseph Lee and Mary Ann White. He was the oldest living of a family of eleven children, one sister dying in infancy. An older brother, Joseph Given passed away in 1929, and a sister Emily Dehn in 1969. Ernest attended White School. The school named in honor of his grandfather, Joseph White, who had donated the land where the school was built. All his brothers and sisters, his two children and several nieces and nephews, also two great nieces, attended the same school. He graduated from the Sweeny's Mechanical Engineering School, Ft. Scott, Kansas. Soon after graduation, he went to Canada and had employment there, until called home; due to the critical illness of his father in 1920. After his father's death, he remained at home and helped on the farm for some time. Ernest and Elma Morrissette of Clinton, were united in marriage, in 1924. Two children blessed this union, one son, Jerome Lee, better known to his friends as "Jay" and a daughter, Wakita, now Mrs. Harold Law, of Ft. Worth, Texas. At one time Mr. White operated cotton gins at Big Springs, Texas. His wife, Elma passed away in 1929 leaving him with two small children. In 1933 Ernest and Emma Francis Batts of Appleton City, were married. They moved to Goodwill, Oklahoma and made their home there for several years. He had a machine shop, raised wheat and did custom threshing and combining. They moved back to Clinton in 1946 where he built a home and shop in his old home community, west of Clinton on Highway 7. He was kept busy in his machine shop and made many friends and enjoyed talking with people. He was interested in all wildlife and enjoyed hunting and fishing, as long as his health permitted. Ernest took special pleasure in watching for the swallows and other birds to return each spring and always provided houses and nesting places for them. He had organized a program for the care and upkeep of the Fields Creek Cemetery and had severed on the committee for many years. He was interested in community affairs and always willing to help. He took much pride in his wife's flower garden and her many talents in art work, painting and ceramics. He was a devoted husband and father; was fond of his grandchildren and proud of all their achievements. Frequent visits from his youngest nephew, Ken, who lives near, was always a pleasure to him. Ernest kept up on the local news with his shop radio and had favorite church programs he rarely missed. Survivors include his wife, Emma of the home, his son Jay, of Clinton, daughter, Mrs. Harold Law of Ft. Worth, Texas, four grandchildren, Walter and Wallace White of Clinton, Tom and Sue Ellen Law of Ft. Worth, Texas. Also two brothers, Robert and Lindsay of Clinton, five sisters: Marian Gregory, Ethel White, Evelyn Gilbert, all of Clinton; Ruby Harvey Independence; Winifred Setzer of Kansas City. Also a large number of nieces and nephew, cousins and many friends.

WHITE, Evelyn
b: Nov 29 1915, Forest City, AR
d: Feb 19 2002, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur: Cremation
arr:
Consalus Funeral Homes
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Feb 20 2002 - Evelyn White, 86, Clinton, died Tuesday, February 19, 2002, at Golden Valley Hospital. Cremation is under the direction of Consalus Funeral Home. She was born in Forest City, Arkansas, November 29, 1915. She was a graduate of Forest City High School. She had lived in the Clinton area since 1946. She had been a member of the Clinton Business and Professional Women and was active in the Republican Party. She worked as a bookkeeper for G and G Oil for several years before retiring in the early 1980s. Her parents preceded her in death. She is survived by her son, David William White and wife, Kathi, Norman, Oklahoma; four granddaughters, Angela Chaffin, Pauls Valley, Oklahoma, Barbie Pierce, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Julianna Yates, Lafayette, Louisiana, Jennifer White, Norman, Oklahoma, and six great-grandchildren.

WHITE, Evelyn GREEN
b: May 8 1922, Almon, Hickory Co, MO
d: Dec 30 2009, rural Windsor, MO
bur:
Harmony Baptist Cemetery, Benton Co, MO
arr: Hadley Funeral Home

Evelyn White, 87, of rural Windsor, Missouri, died Wednesday afternoon, December 30, 2009, at her home. She was born May 8, 1922, in Almon, Mo., the daughter of Leslie Raymond Green and Myra Susan Green. On June 10, 1946, in Almon, she married Delbert Leo White, who survives of the home. Mrs. White was a homemaker and worked as a cook in several Windsor area restaurants and also in the Windsor Henry County R-1 School system for many years. Evelyn enjoyed gardening, growing flowers, bird watching, sewing and quilting. She was a faithful member of the Harmony Baptist Church, rural Windsor; the Oakland Farm Club and the Quilters Guild, in Clinton, Mo. In addition to her husband, she is survived by 3 sons, Lloyd White, Larry White and his wife Ronda, and Linn White, all of Windsor, Mo.; a daughter, Sue Bauer and her husband Jack, Rancho Palos Verdes, California; 7 grandchildren, Dean White; Jennifer McKnight; Michael Bauer; Melissa McKnight, Katie White; Kylie White; Samantha White; 6 great-grandchildren, Kara Bauer; Christa McKnight; Kyle McKnight; Chloe McKnight; Bailey White and Dylan White; a brother Clay Green, Independence, Mo., and nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Leslie Lee White and a brother, Leslie Dee Green. Funeral services will be Sunday, January 3, at the Hadley Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Harmony Cemetery, rural Windsor.

WHITE, Everett
b: Dec 15 1910, S of Windsor, Henry Co, MO
d: May 9 2003, Windsor, Henry Co, MO
bur: Mineral Creek Cemetery, Leeton, Johnson Co, MO
arr:
Hadley Funeral Home
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, May 13 2003 - Everett White, 92, Windsor, died Friday evening, May 9, 2003, at this home in Windsor. He was born December 15, 1910, on the family farm south of Windsor, the son of Henry White and Rosetta (Williams) White. On May 9, 1943, in Lincoln, he married Katie McClung, who survives of the home. He and his wife farmed in the Holden, Kingsville and Lone Jack areas for more than 30 years. In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Etta Jeter, Kansas City; a grandson, Mark Jeter; a granddaughter, Melissa Barker; six great-grandchildren, Sarah, Colt, Blake, Katlyn, Cierrah and Logan. He was preceded in death by four brothers, John White, Noel White, Everett's twin brother, Ernest White, and youngest brother Ewing White, and one sister, Anna Vannatta. Graveside funeral services were Tuesday, May 13, at the Mineral Creek Cemetery, Leeton.

WHITE, Everett Dee
b: Sep 6 1897, Holden, Johnson Co, MO
d: Dec 13 1991, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery WH-WI, Clinton, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Consalus Funeral Homes

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Everett Dee White, 94, passed away December 13, 1991 at Sycamore View Nursing Home in Clinton. Everett, the son of Bruce White and Laura E. Duval White, was born September 6, 1897 in Holden. Mr. White lived all his life in Missouri and had been in Clinton since 1971. He was a postal clerk for 37 years. Survivors include a sister-in-law, Avanel White of Clinton, and a cousin, Dortha Presbaugh, Centerville, Ohio. Graveside services were held at Englewood Cemetery on December 16, 1991.

WHITE, Everett Lewis
b: Nov 6 1925, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
d: Aug 21 2004, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
bur:
Laurel Oak Cemetery WA-WH, Windsor, Windsor Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Aug 30 2004 - Everett L. White, 78, Windsor, died Saturday morning, August 21, 2004, at St. Luke's Medical Center, Kansas City. He was born November 6, 1925, in Logan Iowa, the son of Ephriam Arthur White and Cora Alena (Hines) White. On April 14, 1948, in Clinton, he married Margie Kathaleen McDonald, who preceded him in death July 23, 2000. Mr. White was a farmer, raising cattle and hogs. He was a baseball coach for baseball teams in the Windsor area for many years and was known as Grandpa. Everett enjoyed playing his guitar with his friends, especially old-time country and gospel music. He served in the United States Navy during World War II and was a member of the Assembly of God Church, Windsor. Survivors include two sons, Mike McCowan and Bennie McCowan, both of Windsor; two daughters, Deloris Logan, Windsor, and Patricia Ross, Pleasant Hill; a brother, Walter E. White, Raytown; a sister Wanda Phalow, Sedalia; 11 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Leland F. and Arthur M. White; two sisters, Dorothy Warner and Beulah Kirsch. Funeral services were Tuesday, August 24, at Assembly of God Church, Windsor, with burial in Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

WHITE, Frank
b: Jan 8 1865, Wayne Co, IN
d: Jan 1932, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery WH-WI, Clinton, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton, MO - Had Amassed Much Land - Frank White, Age 67, Dies At Home On West Gravel From Intestinal Flu - Frank White died at his home on West Gravel street, at 10:15 p.m. Tuesday, January 12, after a seven weeks illness with intestinal flu, which developed into the fatal heart trouble. Mr. White was born in Wayne county, Indiana, January 8, 1865, having passed his 67th birthday last week. He came to Henry county when nine months old with his parents, the late Mr. and Mrs. Eli White, who were pioneer settlers of Henry county. His father entered the land where Walter White lived for many years, so Frank White grew up in the neighborhood of Ladue. He was a self made man, and owned over 500 acres of land in Clinton township at the time of his death. He had worked hard starting at the age of 16 as a farm hand, working by the month. He was frugal, saving his earnings, and making his first investment in farm land in the nineties, then continued to buy land until he was one of the largest land owners of Henry county. His farm had two sets of improvements, and Mr. White was one of the wisest and best farmers and cattle feeders, of this county. He was married March 13, 1887 to Miss Zilpha H. Adkins. To this union eight children were given. His wife died June 6, 1910. The children surviving from the marriage are: Mrs. Sam Mahelona, Honolulu, Hawaii; Mrs. Paul Holly, St. Charles, Mo.; Mrs. Ewing Johnson, Wichita, Kansas; Mrs. Floyd Hill, Kansas City; and Joseph White, of near Ladue. There are four grandchildren, Mary Pauline and Vera Mae White, near Ladue; Billy Bob White, Nevada, son of the late William A. White and Kenneth Eugene Holly, St. Charles. Mr. White believed in education and lived in Clinton six years before the death of his first wife, in order to give the children the advantage of high school. The oldest daughter, Alpha, now in Honolulu, was one of the most accomplished pianists of Clinton. After his wife's death, he returned to the farm, where he remained until he was united in marriage September 29, 1919, to Miss Daisy Pengilly, who survives him, and has been his devoted companion through his declining years and days of ill health. His children, Mrs. Holly and Mrs. Hill, were there at his bedside during the holidays, and his son, Joseph, continually during the last illness. Mr. White also leaves one brother, Walter White, of Ladue, and one sister, Mrs. C. E. Barnes, of Dillon, Mont. Deceased was a Democrat, and was always active in politics, taking a great interest in promoting the success of his party. He was a good neighbor and friend, helpful at all times. He had a wide circle of friends who knew him as an honest, upright citizen and business man, who could make a farm pay. His daughter, Mrs. Hill arrived Wednesday.

WHITE, Goldie M.
b: abt 1902, Green Forest, AR
d: Oct 18 1991, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur: Floral Hills Cemetery, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Mrs. Goldie M. White, 89, Clinton, formerly of northeast Kansas City, died Oct. 18, 1991 at a nursing home in Clinton. She was born in Green Forest, Ark., and lived in Kansas City until moving to Clinton in 1986. Mrs. White was a member of the Budd Park Christian Church. Survivors include her husband, Benjamin E. White of the home; a son, William White, Clinton; a daughter, June Maston, Independence; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Graveside services will be Monday at the Newcomer's Floral Hills Cemetery.

WHITE, Irene CAMERON FOLEY
b: Jun 5 1918, near Quarles, Henry Co, MO
d: Feb 22 2008, Grandview, Jackson Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery WH-WI, Clinton, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: McGilley & George Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Feb 27 2008 - Irene (Cameron) White died on Feb. 22, 2008, at the age of 89. She was 89 years, eight months and 17 days old at the Grandview Manor Care Center in Grandview. Visitation will be at George Funeral Home, Grandview, on Wednesday, Feb. 27. Graveside services will be at Englewood Cemetery, Clinton, Henry County, on Feb. 28. Irene Cameron was born at home on June 5, 1918, near Quarles, Henry County. Her parents were Donald L. and Sarah (Moore) Cameron of Clinton. She was the second child of four children. She grew up on a farm and went to school graduating in 1935 from Calhoun High School. She married Leland Foley on June 22, 1936, in Mound City, Kansas. To this union was born one daughter, Sondra Foley Martin. She married Torrance Ervin White on March 7, 1943, in Clinton and to this union was born Terry G. White. She and Ervin moved to Grandview in 1954 and have lived there ever since. She was a member of the 1st Baptist Church of Grandview. She rode horseback to attend high school. The family watched out their back door as the tornado hit Ruskin and South Kansas City over 50 years ago in May 1957. She worked as a clerk at Lakeside Hospital and then retiring from St. Joseph Health Center after working in the Pediatrics Center. She loved flowers, African violets, needlepoint and reading. She is preceded in death by her parents, Donald and Sarah (Moore) Cameron; her husband, Torrance Ervin White; her siblings, James Cameron of Indiana, Thelma Coskey of Colorado and Clyde Douglas Cameron of Clinton. She is survived by her daughter, Sondra Foley Martin, Kansas City; her son and wife, Terry and Merriam White of Grandview; five grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild; a sister-in-law, Wreatha Cameron of Clinton and a sister-in-law, Neola Foster and husband, Carroll, Lee's Summit.

WHITE, Jocy Kathern
b: Apr 1 1909, near Bates City, Lafayette Co, MO
d: Mar 7 2001, Pleasant Hill, Cass Co, MO
bur: Bates City Cemetery, Bates City, Lafayette Co, MO
arr:
Ben Cast & Son-Wood Funeral Home
Clinton Daily Democrat, Mar 13 2001 - Jocy Kathern White, 91, Pleasant Hill, died Wednesday, March 7, 2001, at Pleasant Hill Health and Rehabilitation Center. She was born April 1, 1909, near Bates City. On May 31, 1930, she married Albert James White in Boonville, who died January 11, 1973. They moved to Kingsville in 1947. She was a member of the Pleasant Hill Church of Christ. She is survived by her daughter, Clara Jane Brown and husband, Kenion, Kingsville; four grandchildren, Gregory Brown and wife, Judi, Chilhowee, Theresa Ward and husband, Ronald, Kingsville, Laurie Hicks and husband, Richard, Belton, and Wendy Bostwick and husband, Calvin, Independence; a sister, Maude Miller, Odessa; nine great-grandchildren, 10 great-great-grandchildren and 13 great-great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Saturday, at Ben Cast & Son-Wood Funeral Home, Holden. Burial was in Bates City Cemetery.

WHITE, Joseph
b: Sep 15 1834, Brown Co, IN
d: Dec 27 1918, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Fields Creek Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Joseph White died at the home of his youngest son, J. L. White, 7 miles northwest of Clinton, Dec. 27th, with the infirmities of old age. A year ago last March his beloved wife passed on to the eternal city, and since then he had just gradually grown weaker, until 4 weeks ago he became bedfast. Everything possible was done to make the latter days of his life comfortable by his loved ones. He was born in Brown county, Ind., Sept. 15, 1843, where he lived until he was 10 years old, when he moved to North Missouri; then back to Indiana, and in a short while to Illinois, where he grew to manhood and married Lavina Mitchell. Fifty years ago they came to Henry county and bought his home farm, 7 miles northwest of Clinton. There he built a handsome home and raised his children, who survive: Mrs. Albert Allen and J. L. White, north of Clinton; John R. White, Rock Island, Ill.; O. P. White, Joliet, Ill. There are 19 grandchildren and just one great grandchild - Lila Frances Allen, daughter of Ernest Allen and wife. He had never united with any church altho he believed in the teachings of the Christian church, and was a generous contributor to its activities. He had been a Mason for more than half a century. He was a public spirited citizen and always ready to help do anything that meant community betterment. In his passing Henry county has lost one of its best citizens. The funeral services were conducted at the Fields creek church last Saturday afternoon. Burial was beside his wife in the cemetery nearby.

WHITE, Joseph Given
b: Nov 30 1895, Henry Co, MO
d: Apr 30 1929, Prescott, AZ
bur:
Fields Creek Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Given White died at the government hospital in Prescott, Arizona, Tuesday morning. He had been bedfast since last November 20th. He was gassed in the world war six years ago developing a serious lung trouble and entered the government hospital at Leavenworth, Kansas. About two years ago he decided a change of climate would help and went to Arizona. He got much better and last summer came and visited his mother, brothers and sisters and his wife's people near Clinton, renewing old friendships. He returned to Arizona but was never as well again. He was born northwest of Clinton November 30, 1895. He was one of the first Henry county men to enter in the service of his country in the World War, leaving with Company F, which later became a part of the 35th division that saw hard service in France and participated in the Battle of the Argonne Forest. He had a happy nature, and was held in the highest esteem by all who knew him. He returned to his home after the war and September 21, 1920, was united in marriage with Miss Adelaide Moore, who survives him. She had been his beloved companion thru all these years of illness, cheering and comforting him. He also leaves his mother, Mrs. J. L. White, northwest of Clinton, and the following brothers and sisters: Ernest White, Goodwill, Okla., Mrs. W. T. Dehn, Mrs. Glen Williams and Mrs. Cecille White, near Clinton; Mrs. Russell Harvey, Clinton; Evelyn, Winifred, Lindsay and Robert White, at home with their mother. The body will arrive on the Frisco train Friday morning. - Funeral service of late Given White was held Sunday afternoon in the Presbyterian church to the largest assemblage of relatives and friends ever gathered in this church to pay their love and respect to one who had "Fought the fight and finished the course," not only in the World War, but the battle to regain life and strength to be with loved ones here. Battery E was conveyed to the graveside service in the huge army trucks where the ceremony was solemn and impressive, with a short prayer after the flag draped casket was lowered to its last resting place. Members of Battery E, with three gun sections, were in the funeral cortege, the men in full uniform. At the graveside, the Battery bugler sounded taps, and the military salute to the dead of three guns was fired. The following were pall bearers and were veterans of Co. F., 2nd Missouri Infantry, which he joined and went to battle for his country: Fred Marsh, Bryan Briggs, Sam Briggs, Robert Branstetter, Gray Lawler, of Clinton, and Arthur Durbin, Windsor.

WHITE, Joseph Lee
b: May 1 1870, Henry Co, MO
d: Oct 8 1920, 7 mi NW of Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Fields Creek Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Joseph Lee White died at his country home 7 miles northwest of Clinton, Thursday morning of last week at 9 o'clock. Ten days before he was stricken with acute appendicitis, and two days later his condition became so serious an operation was necessary at night by a Kansas City specialist. Serious complications set up and it was known soon after there was no chance to save his life. His physicians, nurses and loved ones made a hard, brave fight to do it, as not a thing was left untried. He knew his conditions and knew that he was going to die. He was ready to answer the final call, his only regret was that he had to leave his beloved companion to fight the battles of life along with their children. He was the youngest son of the late Joseph White and wife, and he was born on the old home farm, where his son, Given, now owns and resides. He was born May 1, 1870, and was educated at the home school, and about 27 years ago he married Miss Mary Ford, who survives him with their ten children as follows: Given, who lives near home; Mrs. Will Dehn, just west of Clinton; Ernest, who has been in Canada, but who was summoned home on account of his father's fatal illness; Marian, Ruby Lee, Robert Barr, Ethel Clare, Anna Evelyn, Lindsey, and Baby Winifred, who is just 22 months old. He also leaves one grandchild. He leaves just one sister, Mrs. Albert Allen; and two brothers, John R. White, Rock Island, Texas, who was unable to come because he was bedfast with malarial fever; Oliver White, of Joliet, Ill., who came and helped care for him, all through the last illness. Mr. White was a man of happy disposition, his happy smile cheering everyone with whom he came in contact. He loved his family, and provided the best of everything for them, taking a great pride in his home. He was interested in the upbuilding of his community, being ready and willing to help with everything for the public welfare. He had served on the school board for years also had been justice of the peace, and at the time of his death was township collector. On the wife and the fatherless children, the blow of his sudden going away falls the hardest. The lonely days that will follow will be hard for them and only the Great Comforter can heal their wounded hearts, for they know their loved one is with Jesus, for he believed in the Christ. As they think of those last pain tortured hours on earth, they know that he will not have to bear any more. But even this will not take the lonely heart aches from them. Their neighbors and friends will do everything possible to help them bear their sorrow and they will so live that they can meet him in Heaven in happy family reunion. The funeral services were conducted at the Fields Creek church, after which his body was laid in the White family lot in the cemetery nearby.

WHITE, Joseph Lee "Joe"
b: Apr 22 1945, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
d: May 27 2010, Springfield, Greene Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery WH-WI, Clinton, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Vansant-Mills Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jun 28 2010 - Joseph Lee "Joe" White of Clinton died at the Christian Health Care-West, Springfield, on Thursday, May 27, 2010. He was born in Clinton on April 22, 1945, the son of Lindsey F. & Lucy Amanda (Straw) White. Joe was a farmer. He served in the US Navy from 1967 to 1973. Joe is survived by his three daughters, Nancy Simpson of Nixa, Sarah White of Lebanon and Pamela Shelby of Detroit, Michigan; two sisters, Linda Persichetti of Anchorage, Alaska, and Beth White of Ft. Worth, Texas, and four grandchildren, Stone Simpson, Harper Jane Simpson, Lacy Mae Shelby and Marshall Winkler. Funeral services were held at Vansant-Mills Chapel on Monday, June 7. Interment was in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

WHITE, Justin Cole
b: Sep 23 1993, Overland Park, Johnson Co, KS
d: Dec 8 2011, near Garden City, Cass Co, MO
bur:
Urich Cemetery, Bogard Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Dickey Funeral Home

Justin Cole White of Garden City, Missouri was born September 23, 1993 in Overland Park, Kansas the son of James Michael and Vicki Lynn (Hepper) White. He departed this life on Thursday, December 8, 2011 at his home near Garden City at the age of 18 years, 2 months and 15 days. Justin spent most of his young life in the Sherwood community. He attended Sherwood Cass RVII School since early elementary. He was active in the athletics program where he played on the football team and cheered his friends on in many of the other sport activities at Sherwood. He loved spending time with his family and friends. Justin was a devoted son, a protective big brother and a loyal friend. He was the kind of young man whose smile was sincere and warm, his words were direct and to the point, but never mean spirited, and his faith in Jesus Christ was absolute. Justin is survived by his parents, James M. and Vicki White; his brother, T.J. White all of the home; his paternal grandfather, John White, Urich, Missouri; maternal grandfather, Alvin Hepper, Bismarck, North Dakota; maternal grandmother and step-grandfather, Donna McGee and husband, Gary, Selby, South Dakota; maternal great-grandmother, Louise Lemburg, Selby, South Dakota; other relatives and a host of friends. Funeral Services will be held Tuesday, December 13, 2011 at the Heart of Life Church, Garden City, Missouri with burial in the Urich Cemetery, Urich, Missouri.

WHITE, Kathleen KELLY
b: Oct 14 1906, Kansas City, Wyandotte Co, KS
d: Apr 30 2001, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Riverside Cemetery, Warsaw, Benton Co, MO
Clinton Daily Democrat, May 3 2001 - Funeral services for Kathleen Kelly White, retired senior publisher of the Clinton Daily Democrat, will be on Friday, May 4, at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Clinton. Burial will be at Riverside Cemetery, Warsaw, Mrs. White died on April 30, 2001, at Westwood Nursing Home, Clinton. Kathleen Kelly was born October 14, 1906, in Kansas City, Kansas, to John Joseph and Ella Marie (Ritteau) Kelly. An honors graduate of William Jewell College, Class of 1927, where she met and married Mahlon Neill White. She and Mr. White lived in Warsaw from 1927 to 1952 where they were editors and publishers of the Benton County Enterprise. While in Warsaw, she was instrumental in raising funds to build the Warsaw Community Building, the first public library and St. Ann's Mission Church. She was active in the McCormick Book Club and Democratic politics. After moving to Clinton in 1952, she maintained ties to Warsaw and was a charter member of the Benton County Historical Society, assisted in establishing the Benton County Museum and worked to prevent the dismantling of the last swinging bridge in Warsaw. While in Clinton, Mrs. White was business manager for the family-owned Clinton Daily Democrat for 38 years. Mr. White died in 1980 and Mrs. White retired as senior publisher of the newspaper in 1990 and later moved back to Warsaw. While in Clinton, she was involved in the Henry County Historical Society, AAUW, BPW, Clinton Duplicate Bridge Club, 20th Century Club and Holy Rosary Catholic Church. She served as a 4th District delegate to the 1961 Democrat convention in Los Angeles. She was the co-author of the three-volume Benton County History, and wrote other historical books. She assisted in the reprinting of numerous Missouri 1880s county histories at the time of the Bicentennial while owner of The Printery in Clinton. Mrs. White is survived by one son, Mahlon Kelly "Jab" White, Warsaw, and three daughters, Kathleen Neill White Miles, Clinton, Jane White Brown, Kansas City, and Lydia White, Warsaw. Also surviving are nine grandchildren: John Kelly White, Elizabeth City, North Carolina, Julie White Lorenz, Overland Park, Kansas, Amy White Tremain, Smithville, James M. White, Lenexa, Kansas, Ellen Miles-Taylor, Lawrence, Kansas, Janie Miles-Smith, Kansas City, and Daniel B. Miles, Mahlon W. Miles and Frank W. Miles, all of Clinton, plus respective spouses. Sixteen great-grandchildren also survive.

WHITE, Lindsey Franklin
b: Apr 26 1917, Henry Co, MO
d: Apr 15 2007, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery WH-WI, Clinton, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Vansant-Mills Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, May 14 2007 - Lindsey F. White was born in Henry County on April 26, 1917. He died Sunday, April 15, 2007, at Golden Valley Hospital, Clinton. Lindsey followed a family tradition and lived and worked on the White Farm until 1948 when he bought property on Highway 7 and moved his family there. Lindsey was an avid hunter. He especially loved to hunt duck and geese. Over the years, he developed the bottoms to be a prime hunting site. True to appreciation of nature and wildlife he set aside a portion of the site to be a rest and feeding retreat for the migrating birds. Lindsey was always accompanied by his best friend, a black lab dog. They were a familiar sight as they drove the countryside. Hunters loved to stop by and swap tales of hunting, fishing and dogs. Lindsey had a great mechanical mind and designed many different things, including a large pump to transfer water from the creek to the duck lakes. He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, James "Jim" White; the mother of his children, Lucy S. White, and his siblings, Given, Emily, Ernest, Marian, Ruby, Robert, Nanny, Ethel, Evelyn and Winifred. He is survived by three children, Joseph L. White of Clinton, Linda Perischette of Anchorage, Alaska, and Beth White of Ft. Worth, Texas; three grandchildren, Nancy Simpson, Sarah White and Pamela Shelby, and three great-grandchildren, Stone Simpson, Harper Jane Simpson and Lucy Mae Shelby. Graveside services were held at Englewood Cemetery, Clinton, on Wednesday, April 18.

WHITE, Loleta Christina CLANIN
b: Aug 9 1915, Temple, OK
d: Jul 20 2005, Holden, Johnson Co, MO
bur: Lone Jack Cemetery, Lone Jack, Jackson Co, MO

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jul 22 2005 - Loleta Christina White, 89, Lone Jack, died Wednesday, July 20, 2005, at Holden Manor Care Center. She was born August 9, 1915, in Temple, Oklahoma, the daughter of Manford Clanin and Nora Weber Clanin. On December 3, 1939, she married Herschel C. White in Clinton. He preceded her in death January 20, 1966. They operated several businesses, including a restaurant in Springfield, Grahams Lake now known as Lake Paradise. She worked for Corn's Grocery in Oak Grove and George's Milgrams Grocery in Lee's Summit. In August 1964 she and her husband purchased Tiny's Dairy Inn in Lone Jack which she operated for 12 years. Mrs. White retired in 1976, but kept active in Lioness Club, Civic Club and the Lone Jack Baptist Church. Survivors include a daughter Marilyn R. Terry and husband Mike, Holden; a son Robert L. White and wife Lana, Lee's Summit; seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; three sisters, Thyra Clutter, ElDorado Springs, Coleca Walker, Raytown, and Mildred Roberts, Kansas City. Mrs. White was also preceded in death by a daughter, Deloris N. Dillinger, June 21, 2002; son-in-law Art Dillinger, and three sisters, Vera Bourland, Elora Isom and Pauline Bourland. Funeral services will be held at Saturday, July 23, at Lone Jack Baptist Church, Lone Jack. Burial will follow in the Lone Jack Cemetery.

WHITE, Lydia A.
b: Dec 27 1943, Sedalia, Pettis Co, MO
d: Mar 18 2005, Warsaw, Benton Co, MO
bur:
Riverside Cemetery, Warsaw, Benton Co, MO
arr: Reser Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Mar 28 2005 - Lydia A. White was born December 27, 1943 in Sedalia, the daughter of Mahlon Neill and Kathleen Kelly White, and died Friday, March 18, 2005, at her home in Warsaw. She graduated from Clinton High School in 1961 and the University of Missouri in 1967. Her college degrees included Bachelor of Arts in Spanish, Bachelor of Science in Education and Master of Science in Education. In 1967 she moved to Muncie, Indiana, and worked at Ball state University and in 1970 to Corvallis, Oregon, where she worked at Oregon State University. In 1974, Lydia moved to Warsaw and became an antique dealer. She was a member of Business and Professional Women's Club, Warsaw Area Chamber of Commerce, Mid-Missouri Antique Dealers Association, American Contract Bridge League and the Thomas Hart Benton Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Survivors include her sisters, Kathleen White Miles, Clinton, and Jane White Brown, Kansas City; nephews, Daniel B. Miles II and his spouse Katherine M. Miles, Mahlon White Miles and Frank Weir Miles III, Clinton, James Mahlon White, Warsaw, John K. White, Farmington; nieces, Ellen Miles-Taylor, Lawrence, Kansas, Jane Miles-Smith, Kansas City, Julie White Lorenz, Lenexa, Kansas, and Amy White Tremain, Smithville. She was preceded in death by her brother, Mahlon K. "Jab" White on December 8, 2004. Graveside services under the direction of Reser Funeral Home, were held Wednesday, March 23, at Riverside Cemetery, Warsaw. She loved her family and friends, her dogs, good literature and the town of Warsaw.

WHITE, Mahlon K. "Jab"
b: Feb 11 1935, Liberty, Clay Co, MO
d: Dec 7 2004, Warsaw, Benton Co, MO
bur:
Riverside Cemetery, Warsaw, Benton Co, MO
arr: Reser Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Dec 9 2004 - Mahlon K. "Jab" White, 69, publisher of the Benton County Enterprise in Warsaw, died Tuesday, December 7, at his home. He was a fourth generation publisher of the weekly newspaper. The Enterprise was founded by his great-grandfather Thomas Benton White, an Ohio Civil War veteran in 1879. He was born in Liberty, Missouri, on February 11, 1935, the son of Mahlon Neill and Kathleen Kelly White. He graduated from Warsaw High School and attended Drury College and the University of Missouri-Columbia. He was a member of the Kappa Alpha Order. He later served in the United States Army and became publisher of The Enterprise in 1962. He was known for his column "Jab's Gab", which was often quoted in other publications, including Forbes Magazine. White served as a mayor of Warsaw from 1986 to 2000. He also was a member of the Warsaw school board and was a director of the Benton County Community Foundation. He is survived by four children, John Kelly White of Farmington, Missouri, Julie Lydia Lorenz of Lenexa, Kansas, Amy Anne Tremain of Smithville, Missouri, and James Mahlon white of Warsaw. Other survivors include six grandchildren and three sisters, Kathleen White Miles of Clinton, Missouri, Jane White Brown of Kansas City and Lydia A. White of Warsaw. Funeral services will be Saturday at the Reser Funeral Home in Warsaw, with burial in Riverside Cemetery there.

WHITE, Mary Beatrice AVERY
b: Mar 17 1916, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
d: Nov 2 2007, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Antioch Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Vansant-Mills Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Nov 29 2007 - Mary Beatrice White was born on March 17, 1916, in Clinton, the daughter of Forrest and Bessie Avery. She departed thislife on November 2, 2207, in Clinton, at the age of 91 years. She was married to Estel E. White in February 1939. She was a homemaker and did day work in many homes in Clinton. Later she worked alongside her husband as a bookkeeper in their business, White's Repair Shop. She was a faithful member of the Second Baptist Church and served faithfully in the choir and Dorcas Mission Circle. She was also a mother of the church. In the Clinton community, she served many years as an election ward valunteer. She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star, Twinkling Star Chapter #89. Mary was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Estel, as well as five brothers and one sisters. She leaves to mourn her passing one daughter, Wanda L. Wiggins, Clinton; one son, Estel White Jr. and wife Margaret, Bethesda, Maryland; daughter, Marcia E. Love and husband David, Blue Springs; one sister, Viva Wilson, Clinton; five grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and a host of relatives and friends. Funeral services were held at Vansant-Mills Chapel on Friday, November 9. Interment was in Antioch Cemetery, Clinton.

WHITE, Mary E. THOMPSON
b: May 17 1837, Ohio
d: Jan 19 1910, W of Ladue, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Bear Creek Cemetery, Bear Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Jan 1910 - Died January 19, 1910, Mrs. Mary White who lived with her son Walter west of LaDue, with cancer of the breast. She was 74 and came to this county with her father William Thompson and wife, when a child and when she was 19 she married Eli White. Four children - Mrs. Lillie Gill of Vista; Walter White south of LaDue; Frank White of Clinton and Mrs. Nellie Barnes in Montana.

WHITE, Mary Louise "Mollie" SISSON
b: Jul 6 1858, Johnson Co, MO
d: Oct 28 1936, Ladue, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Bear Creek Cemetery, Bear Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Mrs. Walter White passed away Wednesday, October 28, at her home in LaDue. For many years she had suffered with heart trouble but since June 1 had been bedfast and had gradually grown worse until the end came. Mary Louise White, daughter of the late James C. and Hester Sisson, of Virginia, was born July 6, 1858, in Johnson County. In June 1859 her parents moved to Henry County and bought the Nick Erhart farm in Bear Creek township. Although her name was Mary Louise, she was known to everyone as Miss Mollie. She was a devoted member of the Bear Creek church, having become a member at the age of eleven. At the time of her death she was the oldest remaining member. February 21, 1916, she was united in marriage with Walter White. Their first five years of married life were spent on a farm three miles south of LaDue and the remaining 14 years in LaDue. "Miss Mollie" was a great home maker and her home was radiant with love and cheer. She was also an excellent cook. Her home was open to everyone, especially the preachers who always found time to drop by for a chat on each of their visits to that district. She loved flowers and one would find little flower beds scattered all around the yard and garden. She leaves to mourn her passing, besides her beloved husband, one sister, Mrs. Hebe Shomaker, Clinton; and one brother. B. W. Sisson, Windsor; also a stepson, Howard White, Deepwater, all of whom were there; many nieces, nephews and friends. The funeral was held Friday at the Bear Creek church. Burial was at the cemetery nearby in a bronze mausoleum. Among out-of-town relatives present for the funeral included: Mrs. Paul Holly, St. Charles, Mo.; Mrs. Grace Davis, Nevada; Mrs. Jessie Moore, Kansas City, Kans.; Mr. and Mrs. Charley Wall, Leeton.

WHITE, Mildred A. NASH
b: Jun 6 1931, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
d: Apr 27 2004, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Antioch Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Vansant-Mills Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, May 10 2004 - Mildred A. White (Tencie) went to join our Heavenly Father Tuesday, April 27, 2004, at the age of 72 years. She was born June 6, 1931, in Clinton, the daughter of Wayne Jackson White and Flossie Nash. Mildred was a member of the Second Baptist Church, Clinton. She was preceded in death by two sisters, Jean Ina May and Virginia. She leaves those to remember, reflect and rejoice in her life five children; four sons, Kenneth White of Kansas City, Larry White and wife Rita, Richard White and wife Leighnae, all of Clinton, James White of Arkansas and one daughter, Donna White, Kansas City; one brother, Carl Nash and wife Virginia, Clinton; 11 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews and a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held at Vansant-Mills Chapel Saturday, May 1. Burial was in Antioch Cemetery, Clinton.

WHITE, Orsina
b: Apr 7 1857, Indiana
d: Sep 8 1939, Brownington, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Maplewood Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Sep 1939 - Orriana White died at 6:00 a.m. September 8, 1939, at his home in Brownington, where he had been in failing health since July 1938. He had been tenderly cared for by his niece and housekeeper, Mrs. Mamie Shorthose, and friends until claimed by death at the dawn of a new day. Mr. White was born April 7, 1857, in Indiana, his father being a civil War veteran, and at the age of nine he came with his parents to Missouri where they rented a farm in Grand river bottom near Clinton. They later moved to Lewis Station, and when 12 years old Orriana entered the mining occupation, which he has followed most of his life. Always ready to help others bear their burdens, Mrs. White was unselfish, kind and ever trusting in god as his helper and Saviour, and will be sadly missed by his only survivors, his nieces, Mrs. Shorthose of the home, and Mrs. Orval Mayfield of Deepwater. Funeral services were conducted at the White home Saturday, Sept. 9, with burial in Maplewood Cemetery.

WHITE, Pauline Jane CHASTAIN
b: Apr 1 1864, Henry Co, MO
d: 1923
bur:
Tebo Church Cemetery, Leesville Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Mrs. Pauline Jane White, daughter of Jerry and Tabitha Chastain, was born April the 1st, 1864, in Henry county, Mo., near Leesville, where she grew up to young womanhood. On October 31st, 1883, she was married to Frank L. White, with whom she lived in peace and happiness. To this union five children were born - four boys and one girl. Three having died, only two are left. The children: Jerry, deceased; Wm. E., of Iola, Kansas; A. A., of Chico, California; O. O. died in infancy and Dollie, the youngest, was about 18 years old when she died, loved and cherished by all who knew her. The mother went to the grave in sorrow for her only daughter, whom she loved so well. In early life she professed a living hope, Jesus her Saviour, and united with the Baptist church at Tebo, of which relation she maintained true to the end; faithful to attend its services, ever at her place when able to attend, and often when she was not able. The last few years she was badly afflicted, and yet amidst it all she was cheerful and busy about much, serving her household, working willingly with her hands, a true and affectionate wife and mother, a dutiful and obedient child to her parents, a kind and good neighbor. Her burdens and cares are all over now. We will say: Well done; thou hast entered into the joys of thy Lord, and the rest that remains for the people of God, with the many loved ones gone before. When friends thought she was dying, she clapped her hands and praised God she had a home in Heaven. Said she was ready to go home. She died July 4th, at 2 a.m. She leaves a husband, two brothers; J. B. Chastain, of Coal; Daniel, of Rockville; two sisters, Mary Delozier, of Leesville, and Mattie Carter, of Windsor; also several grandchildren and a host of relatives and friends who will greatly miss her at the Tebo church. Her funeral was preached by Rev. Wm. Briggs, a life long friend, from the words of David - "Thou wilt show me" (Psalms 16:11), after which the body was laid to rest in the cemetery nearby.

WHITE, Ruth CROSS
b: Dec 31 1891, Benton Co, MO
d: Jan 29 1973, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery WH-WI, Clinton, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Sickman & Dunning Funeral Home

The Clinton Daily Democrat, Friday, Feb 2 1973 - Ruth White, The daughter of Richard J. and Sarah M. Cross, was born In Benton County, Mo. December 31, 1891, and died at her home on January 29, 1973. She was married to Torrance Harvey White on February 19, 1908. To this union eight children were born, six of whom survive: Seth, Kansas City, Kansas; Richard, Butler; Eugene, Clinton; R. C., Jefferson City; Naomi Langdon, Albuquerque, New Mexico; Neola Foster, Lee's Summit; also a loving and devoted grand-daughter, Barbara, who was raised from birth by Mr. and Mrs. White and who lovingly lived with her until her passing. She also leaves 18 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren; one brother, Richard J. Cross, Osceola; two sisters, Katie Wright and Edith Johnson, Lowry City and many other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband on November 7, 1962, and two sons, Ervin, on June 18, 1971, and Herschel on January 20, 1966. In early womanhood, she professed her faith in Christ and joined the Shady Grove Baptist Church In St. Clair County, and In later years transferred her membership to the Northeast Baptist Church in Clinton. Funeral Services were held Wednesday, January 31 at Sickman-Dunning Funeral Home with burial In Englewood Cemetery.

WHITE, Sandy M. BRISCOE
b: Jan 22 1941, Missouri
d: Dec 2 2005
bur:
Urich Cemetery, Bogard Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Consalus Funeral Homes

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Dec 5 2005 - Sandy M. White, 64, died Friday, December 2, 2005. Funeral services will be Tuesday, December 6, at Consalus-Urich Funeral Home with burial in Urich Cemetery. She was born January 22, 1941, in Missouri, daughter of Frank Briscoe and Ruby Sheckles Briscoe. She was married to John E. White Sr. She was a member of the National Barrel Horse Association. Preceding her in death were her parents. Survivors include her husband John; two sons, John White Jr. and James M. White.

WHITE, Sarah Ann "Sallie" ADKINS ABNEY
b: Feb 1 1849, Warren Co, MO
d: Dec 12 1923, Deepwater, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery WH-WI, Clinton, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
Death Of A Good Mother - In the noontide came life's eclipse, when a widow, leaving seven children, was called from this earth to dwell in the Heavenly Land. On December 12th the angel chariot swung low to carry the spirit of this beloved mother Home. Sarah A. Adkins was born February 1st, 1849, in Warren county, Mo. She moved to this county with her parents when eight years old. At the age of 22, she was married to John J. Abney, on December 22, 1871, and to them were born six children - Allan Lee, of South Greenfield, Mo.; Mrs. Rhoda Dukes, of Deepwater; Wm. N., near Clinton; Pearl, of Lamar, Colorado; Frank W. of Alva, Oklahoma, and Mrs. Stella E. Pogue, of Deepwater. Mr. Abney preceded her in death October 14th, 1886. In 1889 she was married to Dee White, and one son, Claud H. White, of Deepwater, was born of this marriage. There are also 12 grandchildren. Deceased's home was in Deepwater, and she had been in failing health for about three years. She was a good Christian woman, having joined the Christian church at the age of 19 years. She was loved by a wide circle of friends, who sadly miss her and deeply sympathize with the children in this time of deep sorrow. Funeral services were conducted at the Christian church in Deepwater, December 14th, and the remains were laid to rest in Englewood cemetery.

WHITE, Torrance Harvey
b: Aug 29 1887, Marion Co, AR
d: Nov 7 1962, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery WH-WI, Clinton, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Sickman & Dunning Funeral Home

Clinton Eye - Funeral Services For Torrance Harvey White, 75, of the Bethlehem vicinity, a retired farmer who died Nov. 7, were conducted Friday, Nov. 9, at Sickman and Dunning Funeral Home. Interment was in Englewood cemetery. Torrance Harvey White was born Aug 29, 1887, in Marion county, Arkansas, the son of John D. and Orlena Mcbee White. When about nine years of age he moved with his parents to Iconium where he spent his childhood. On Feb 19, 1908 he married Ruth Cross, to which union eight children were born. When 25 years of age he professed his faith in Christ and united with the concord Baptist church, east of Lowry city, where for more than 30 years he was a deacon. The family had lived near Montrose for a number of years and had lived the past 13 years in their present home. Mr. White was a devoted husband and father and a kind, thoughtful friend and neighbor. He was a faithful Christian and was well read and well versed in the bible. Besides his wife he leaves the eight children Seth E. and Kenneth Eugene, Clinton; Richard B., Butler; Torrance Ervin, Grandview; Herschel C. Lone Jack; Raymond C., Jefferson City; Mrs. Naomi Smith, Albuquerque, N.M.; Mrs. Neola Foster, Lee's Summit; 17 grandchildren, on of whom Barbara Ann White, was taken into the home after the death of her mother and reared as an own child; a sister, Mrs. Sarah Quigley, Kansas City, Kansas, many other relatives and friends. His parents, two sisters and two brothers preceded him in death. Celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on February 23, 1958.

WHITE, Vera Mae
b: Jul 19 1919, Davis Twp, Henry Co, MO
d: Apr 16 2008, Jefferson City, Cole Co, MO
bur: Memorial Park Cemetery, Sedalia, Pettis Co, MO
arr:
McLaughlin Funeral Chapel
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 17 2008 - Vera Mae White, 88, of Jefferson City, formerly of Sedalia, died Wednesday, April 16, 2008, at Heisinger Bluffs Senior Home in Jefferson City. She was born July 19, 1919, on the family farm in Davis Township, Henry County, seven miles southwest of Clinton, MO, the second daughter of Joseph B. and Anna E. Marolf White. Miss White attended the Ladue and Elm Branch rural schools, graduated from Clinton High School in 1937, and then enrolled in secretarial training at Sedalia Central Business College. After working in Sedalia, she accepted a U.S. Civil Service clerk stenographer appointment at the Office of Emergency Management, Washington, DC, just four months before the bombing of Pearl Harbor. She worked 32 years in Federal Civil Service medical, health and education fields, and the last 7 years before her retirement as Grants Technical Assistant in Research Grants Administration of the U.S. Public Health Service at the National Institute of Arthritis and Metabolic Diseases, a part of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. After her retirement in 1973, she returned to Sedalia. An active member of Wesley United Methodist Church, she was also active in the Wesley Fellowship Class and a leader in United Methodist Women. She served four years as a circle president and was instrumental in starting the church’s “Sewing Club” to make items for the nursing homes. She also served on several committees and the administrative board of the church. In community organizations she was a member of Helen G. Steele Music Club, Church Women United, National Association of Retired federal Employees Chapter 605, and the American Association of Retired Persons Chapter 660 until she moved to an assisted living facility in 2000. Surviving are a sister, Mary Burford, of Jefferson City; a nephew and his wife, Dale and Sara Burford, of Arvada, CO; a niece and her husband, Janet and Mitch Hofstetter, of Jefferson City; one great niece, one great nephew, and one first cousin. Funeral services will be Friday, April 18, 2008, at McLaughlin Funeral Chapel, Sedalia. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.

WHITE, Wanda Louise SPENCER
b: Sep 9 1924, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
d: Mar 1 2004, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur: Ft. Leavenworth National Cemetery, Leavenworth, Leavenworth Co, KS
arr:
Consalus Funeral Homes
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Mar 22 2004 - Wanda Louise White was born September 9, 1924, in Kansas City, daughter of Raymond and Hazel Motsinger Spencer. She died March 1, 2004, at Golden Valley Hospital. She had worked at Menorah Medical Center. She married Robert Leighton White and he preceded her in death. Her parents also preceded her. Survivors include five daughters, Sandra K. Linton and husband, Paul, Cerritos, California, Bobbie L. Scribner and husband Lee, Clinton, Christy Weimer and husband Dan, Pleasant Hill, Connie White, Kansas City, Lana Inmen, Ruskin Heights; one brother Raymond Spencer, Jr., Cameron; 14 grandchildren, 36 great-grandchildren and 17 great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held March 4 at Consalus-Bradley Chapel, Clinton. Burial was in Leavenworth National Cemetery, Leavenworth, Kansas.

WHITE, William A.
b: Jun 27 1895, Henry Co, MO
d: Jul 12 1920, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Bear Creek Cemetery, Bear Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - William White, who lived 5 miles southwest of Clinton on the home farm, was killed by lightning at 4 p.m. Monday. He and James Comer had been plowing corn and when the wind and rain come up, they sought shelter beneath the high hedge, lying flat, near the house of Dave Massey. There was a severe bolt which numbed Mr. Comer, blistering the back of his neck, and startled the horses. There wee 8 rows of corn between he and Mr. White, but he could see that Mr. White's horses were apparently loose, so he got up and found the lightning had ended his life. As there was nothing to tie the horses to, he had to leave Mr. White's lifeless body to seek help. He went to Massey's first, but he was not at home, so he had to go farther. The whole community was shocked when this terrible news came over the wires announcing the death of this splendid young husband and father. Deceased was 25 years old in June and Henry county had been his home all of his life with the exception of the time he served in the army from June 1918 to February 1919. After his return home in February 1919, he married his sweetheart, Miss Grace Maddox. Much happiness have come to them, including a fine baby son, Billy, who is six months old. To her and the little fatherless son, our hearts go out. Life will never be quite the same to the little lad. The mother's guidance and love will smooth his pathway, but he will throughout his life miss the comradeship of the best pal a boy ever had - a good father, who can tell the little chap the things he wishes to know. He also leaves his father, Frank White, of Clinton; his stepmother, one brother, Joe, who lives near LaDue, and four sisters - Miss Alpha White at Greeley CO, Mrs. Paul Holly, LaDue; Mrs. Ewing Johnson, Eldorado KS; and Miss Lucille White, at home in Clinton. Deceased was a member of the M.E. church, South, in Clinton. He was an excellent young farmer and stockman interested in his work and when the final call came he was still busy. May the Comforter come to his loved ones. The funeral services were conducted at his late home, Thursday morning, after which his body was laid in Bear Creek cemetery.

WHITE, Zada Estelle HILLYARD
b: 1935
d: 2003
bur: Sunset Hill Cemetery, Warrensburg, Johnson Co, MO

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, May 14 2003 - Zada Estelle White, 67, Clinton, formerly of Warrensburg, died Monday, May 12, 2003, at Clinton Health Care and Rehabilitation Center. She was born July 9, 1935, the daughter of William C. Hillyard and Mamie M. Carlisle Hillyard. She graduated from the Fulton School for the Deaf and had been a member of the Assembly of God Church in Warrensburg. On June 30, 1963, in Bernie, Missouri, she married Don J. white, who died April 25, 1993. Survivors include a daughter, Donna Mack, Liberty; three sons, William S. White, Liberty, F. Sebring White, Clinton, and James J. White, Leavenworth, Kansas; three sisters, Virginia Jorner, Dover, Tennessee, Marlin Durham and Carolyn Robinson, both of Bernie; three grandchildren. Memorial services will be Saturday, May 17, at Sunset Hill Cemetery in Warrensburg.

WHITE, Zilpha H. "Rhoda" ADKINS
b: Dec 25 1868, 6 mi SW of Clinton, Henry Co, MO
d: Jun 6 1910, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Adkins Cemetery, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Jun 11 1910 - At 10:45 a.m. Monday, the spirit of Mrs. Frank L. White was taken to the heavenly home. Her sufferings had been intense. Last July she became troubled with severe headaches that developed into a brain tumor. Last January, a specialist from Kansas City performed an operation but the growth returned and for the past nine weeks she has patiently been awaiting the final summons. She was Miss Rhoda Adkins, born on the G. H. Adkins farm six miles southwest of Clinton in 1868. She married Frank White in March 1887 in Montrose. They made their home southwest of Clinton until six years ago when they moved to 912 South Main. Eight children, two dying in infancy. Her husband and six children survive - Joe, Willie and Misses Alpha, Allie Bernice and Lucille - two sisters, Mrs. Joe Harness of Kansas City, Mrs. H. J. Hinkle of Montrose; three brothers - C. M. Adkins of Montrose, W. H. of Greely, Colorado and John T. southwest of Clinton, all at her bedside. A faithful member of the M. E. Church, south, since her girlhood. About a week before her death, she called her family to her around 11 o'clock one night and told them of a beautiful vision she had had. She had evidently been on the borderland and her eyes beheld the beautiful unseen world. She said that tongue could not express what she had seen and did not see why she was called back, unless it was to tell her loved ones of the glorious land beyond. She was laid to rest in the Adkins burial ground, six miles southwest of Clinton.

WHITEAKER, Gordon C. "Shorty"
b: Oct 7 1922, Cameron, Clinton Co, MO
d: Jun 12 2007, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur: Wamsley Cemetery, Cameron, Clinton Co, MO
arr:
Vansant-Mills Funeral Home
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jul 10 2007 - Gordon C. (Shorty) Whiteaker was born October 7, 1922, in Cameron to Thomas Lee and Nancy Estes Whiteaker. He died June 12, 2007, at Beverly Living Center/Westwood in Clinton. He married A. Ethel Mitchell. Gordon served in World War II and was stationed in Okinawa. He worked for Sears, Roebuck and Company in Kansas City. He later worked for the Montrose School District. He was an elder at the Chilhowee Restoration Branch of Jesus Christ Church. He is survived by his wife Ethel of Clinton; daughter Virginia Lesmeister, Warrensburg; two grandsons, Brad and Joey Lesmeister, Warrensburg; three sisters, Minnie Pendelton, Kansas City, Dorothy Whiteaker of Cameron and Pauline Allen, Richmond. Services were held for Gordon on June 15 at Vansant-Mills Chapel, Clinton. Burial was in the Wamsley Cemetery, Cameron.

WHITESELL, Sara Lyneigh
b: abt 1975
d: Apr 16 2008, Springfield, Greene Co, MO
bur: Bear Creek/Mont-McConnell Cemetery, near Osceola, St. Clair Co, MO
arr:
Sheldon-Goodrich Funeral Home
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 18 2008 - Sarah Lyneigh Whitesell, 33, El Dorado Springs and formerly of Osceola, died Wednesday, April 16, 2008, at St. John's Regional Health Center, Springfield. Funeral services will be Sunday, April 20, at the El Dorado Springs Church of God (Holiness) with burial in Bear Creek Cemetery.

WHITFIELD, June C.
b: abt 1940, Suffolk Essex, England
d: Nov 12 2006, Urich, Henry Co, MO
bur: Arizona Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Cave Creek, AZ

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Nov 16 2006 - June C. Whitfield, 66, Urich, died Sunday, November 12, 2006, at her home. Memorial services will be Wednesday November 15, at the First Baptist Church of Urich. Inurnment will be at a later date at the Arizona Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Cave Creek, Arizona, next to her husband. She was born in Suffolk Essex, England. She worked as a dietitian for several schools and nursing homes. She was married to James William Whitfield, who preceded her in death on November 23, 1993. She was a member of the First Baptist Church, Urich. She is survived by two sons, Bryan Whitfield of Urich and Kevin Whitfield of Phoenix, Arizona; three daughters, Cheryl Whitfield of Urich, Kimberly Shaw of Grandview and Melissa Dowty of Surprise, Arizona; four brothers, Collin Hare, Mick Hare, Trevor Goddard and Brian Goddard, all of England, as well as 14 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

WHITLOW, Andrew K.
b: Apr 10 1813, Kentucky
d: Apr 3 1901, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Good Hope Cemetery, Bethlehem Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Missouri, Apr 1901 - Died, A. K. Whitlow April 3, 1901 of cancer of the liver. Born in Warren county, Kentucky in 1831; moved to Cooper County when a young man and lived there eight years. Married first to Annie Harvey of Cooper County and then to Jane Hall of Kentucky. Three children by the first wife: Reuben Whitlow of Boonville; Mrs. Lizzie Smith of Clarksburg; P. W. Whitlow of Oaberts. Twelve by his second wife: Mrs. P. H. Pinkerton of Oakland, California; Mrs. Belle Burris of Flayvada, Texas; Mrs. Arthur Woods of Clinton; Mrs. William Cole on the old homestead near Coal; Mrs. Laura Hutcherson of Bronaugh; Mrs. Etta Ballard of Gaines; four of the 12 died young. Mr. Whitlow, with his yoke of oxen, moved his family from Cooper county to the old homestead 12 miles southeast of Clinton, and there he lived 44 years the first of the month. Burial in Good Hope.

WHITLOW, Ruth H. HUGHES STARKEY
b: Mar 11 1908
d: Dec 15 2001, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
bur:
Laurel Oak Cemetery WA-WH, Windsor, Windsor Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Daily Democrat, Dec 17 2001 - Ruth H. Whitlow, 93, Kansas City, died Saturday, December 15, 2001, at North Kansas City Hospital. Graveside services will be Tuesday, December 18, at the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor. She was preceded in death by her husband, Davis K. Whitlow; brother, Frank Hughes, and grandson, David W. Denson. She is survived by one son, James F. Starkey and wife, Sylvia; one stepson, Mark D. Whitlow and wife, Betty; daughter, Ruth Ann Denson and husband, Wayne E. (Bud) Denson; six grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson.

WHITMIRE, Elizabeth P.
b: Feb 6 1930, Dunlap, TN
d: May 22 2006, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur: Mt. Moriah Cemetery, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, May 23 2006 - Elizabeth P. Whitmire, 76, Clinton, died Monday, May 22, 2006. Funeral services will be Thursday, May 25, at Mt. Moriah and Freeman Funeral Home, Kansas City. She was born February 6, 1930, in Dunlap, Tennessee. She worked at Ben Franklin in Independence for 18 years. She was preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters. She is survived by her husband of 56 years, Gene Whitmire; son Bert Whitmire and wife Cindy, Belton; two grandchildren, three great-grandchildren.

WHITTAKER, Marion Orlando
b: Apr 16 1876, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
d: Nov 13 1965, North Kansas City, Clay Co, MO
bur: Forest Hill Cemetery, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
arr:
Muehlebach Funeral Home
Kansas City Star, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO, Sunday, Nov 14 1965 - Marion O. Whittaker, 89, who lived in a nursing home at 47 Cliffview, Riverside, died yesterday at North Kansas City Memorial hospital. He was born in Clinton, Mo. and had lived here 60 years. Mr. Whittaker retired 20 years ago as a general superintendent for the Fogel Construction company. He was a member of the Drake Chapel Methodist church near Clinton, and was a member of Masonic lodge 299. He leaves two daughters, Miss Virginia Whittaker, 1301 West forty-fifth, and Mrs. Helen Miller, Denver; a son, Gordon White, 2917 West Seventy-second, Prairie Village, and four grandchildren. Graveside services will be Monday at the Forest Hill cemetery.

WHITTIER, Warren E.
b: 1909
d: 1989
bur: Cremation

Word has been received of the death of Warren E. Whittier on January 4, 1989, in Seattle, WA. He was a retired railway mail clerk and at one time resided in Kansas City. On September 27, 1929, he was married to Bertha (Pat) Tubbesing, who was reared in the Quarles vicinity. They had resided in Seattle since 1945. Mr. Whittier was born in Illinois on February 26, 1909. He leaves his wife, Pat, and two children, Warren Jr. of Olympia, WA and Lois Gallop of Diamond Bar, CA; also four grandchildren, one great-grandchild, and a sister, Bernice of Kansas City. Memorial services were held January 12 at the Washelli Columbarrina. Private cremation preceded the services.

WHITTLE, Lloyd
b: Dec 25 1905, Etterville, Miller Co, MO
d: Mar 27 2001, Eldon, Miller Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery WH-WI, Clinton, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Vansant-Mills Funeral Home

Clinton Daily Democrat, Apr 11 2001 - Lloyd Whittle, son of Levi Whittle and Mary Agee Whittle, was born December 25, 1905, in Etterville, and died Tuesday, March 27, 2001, at Eldon Healthcare in Eldon. He was united in marriage to LaVerne Olive Branson and she preceded him in death on March 6, 1986. He later married Leona Phillips, who survives of the home. Lloyd lived in Wichita, Kansas, where he worked for Don Schmidt Motors. He lived in Clinton before moving to Eldon. He was an ordained elder in the Westwood Presbyterian Church and attended the First Presbyterian Church of Clinton. He was a member of Clinton Masonic Lodge No. 548, the Scottish Rite Bodies of Wichita, Kansas, and the Midian Shrine of Wichita, Kansas. He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers and two sisters and his first wife, LaVerne. He is survived by his wife, Leona Clark Whittle of the home, as well as five nephews and one niece. Funeral services were held at the Vansant-Mills Chapel on Friday, March 30. Burial was in the Englewood Cemetery.

WHITTON, Juanita JENNINGS
b: Jan 4 1907, near Roseland, Henry Co, MO
d: Aug 3 1995, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Laurel Oak Cemetery WA-WH, Windsor, Windsor Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Consalus Funeral Homes

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Juanita Jennings Whitton was born January 4, 1907, near Roseland, in Henry County. She was the daughter of James and Ada (Glover) Jennings. She died Thursday, august 3, 1995, at Meadowbrook Manor of Clinton at the age of 88. She graduated from Windsor High School and also the Sedalia Business College. She was united in marriage to Ross Joseph Whitton, who preceded her in death on August 4, 1987. Mrs. Whitton was a descendant of early settlers in eastern Henry County. She was active in helping to develop churches and schools in that area of the county. Her interest in the school still prevailed as she raised her family and actively participated in PTA at the elementary and high school levels, serving as president. For 15 years, Mrs. Whitton was a secretary at the Stewart-Nattinger Office in Clinton, where she worked until her retirement. She was a 50-year member of the First Christian Church of Clinton. As long as her health permitted, she was involved in the Christian Women's Fellowship and also the Merriades. She is survived by one son Dwight Whitton, Clinton; two daughters, Marcia Whitton, Overland Park, Kansas, and Diane Nelson, Dallas, Texas; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Saturday, August 5, at the Consalus Chapel, Clinton. Burial was in Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

WHITTON, Marcia Sue
b: Aug 15 1938, Windsor, Henry Co, MO
d: Nov 23 2006, Overland Park, Johnson Co, KS
bur:
Laurel Oak Cemetery WA-WH, Windsor, Windsor Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Consalus Funeral Homes

Clinton MO - Marcia Whitton, 68, Overland Park, Kansas, died November 23. Funeral services will be held November 25, at Consalus Funeral Home. Marcia was born in Windsor, Missouri, August 16, 1938, daughter of Ross J. and Juanita P. Jennings Whitton. She worked as an insurance information specialist before her retirement. Survivors include her brother, Dwight Whitton and wife Terri; sister, Diane Nelson and numerous nieces and nephews, whom she was dearly fond of.

WHITWORTH, Cleo B. DAVIS
b: Oct 11 1930, Windsor, Henry Co, MO
d: Oct 3 2007, Harrisonville, Cass Co, MO
bur:
Laurel Oak Cemetery WA-WH, Windsor, Windsor Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Hadley Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Oct 5 2007 - Cleo B. Whitworth, 76, Garden City and formerly of Windsor, died Wednesday, October 3, 2007, at the Cass Medical Center, Harrisonville. She was born October 11, 1930, in Windsor, the daughter of Oliver Clee Davis and Sarah Bernice (Cole) Davis. On June 9, 1950, in Windsor, she married William Edward "Bill" Whitworth. She grew up in Windsor and was raised by her mother and stepfather, Elijah Knight Whitton. She graduated from Windsor High School in 1947 and started working as a telephone operator in Warrensburg. Later, after moving to Windsor, she worked for a time as the secretary for First Baptist Church in Windsor. She then worked for several years as a receptionist and secretary for Dr. Carter Kinkead in his veterinary office. She also worked for many years in the State Farm Insurance office for her husband, Bill, and later was a volunteer at the Lenora Blackmore Public Library in Windsor. She was a member of First Baptist Church, Windsor, and the Order of Eastern Star #102. Survivors include two sons, Barry William Whitworth and his wife, Diane, Garden City, and Joseph Edward Whitworth and his wife, Linda, Columbia; eight grandchildren, Corby Suptic and her husband, Jim, Tyler Whitworth and his wife, Melissa, Blaine Whitworth, Tucker Whitworth, Joel Whitworth, Jonathan Whitworth; Jill Whitworth, and Stephanie Scott; two great-grandchildren, Chancey and Amelia; a sister, Beulah McKinney, Sedalia; two nephews and several great-nieces and great-nephews. She was preceded in death by a sister, Marjorie Cooper. Funeral services will be Sunday, October 7, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial will be in the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

WHITWORTH, Donald E.
b: Sep 24 1927, Norborne, Carroll Co, MO
d: Nov 25 2004, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Vansant-Mills Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Dec 30 2004 - Donald E. Whitworth, son of Leroy Whitworth Sr. and Maude Lennie Jenks, was born September 24, 1927 in Norborne, and died November 25, 2004, at Golden Valley Hospital, Clinton. Don served in the Army Air Corps during World War II. He was a truck driver and a member of the Teamsters Local 41, Kansas City. He was married to Esther Viola Appleget February 11, 1949, in Davenport, Iowa. He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Harold Whitworth and Leroy Whitworth Jr.; one sister, Phyllis Hopkins; three brothers-in-law, Charles Appleget, Wilmer Appleget and Jack DeRuyter, and one sister-in-law, Ruth Cook Appleget. Don is survived by his wife Viola of the home; one son Richard L. Whitworth of Walsenburg, Colorado; one daughter Cheri Gilstrap of Smithville; three sisters, Gwen DeRuyter of Kansas City, Iris Green and husband Kenneth, Pearl City, Hawaii, and Sharon Grosch of Kansas City; one brother-in-law Richard Appleget of Pine Bluff, Arkansas; five sisters-in-law, Carol Appleget of Snellville, Georgia, Loretta Whitworth of Independence, Mary Whitworth of Kansas City, Laverna Hammes of Sigourney, Iowa, and Myra Pieffer of Keota, Iowa, as well as six grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at Vansant-Mills Chapel Monday, November 29. Interment was in Clinton Memory Gardens Cemetery, Clinton.

WHITWORTH, Flossie May ELLIS
b: Feb 4 1908, Climax Springs, Camden Co, MO
d: Jan 12 2008, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Laurel Oak Cemetery WA-WH, Windsor, Windsor Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Hadley Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 14 2008 - Flossie May (Ellis) Whitworth, 99, Clinton and formerly of Windsor, Mo., died Saturday, January 12, 2008, at Beverly LivingCenter-Westwood in Clinton. She was born February 4, 1908, in Climax Springs, the daughter of Truman Ellis and Julia (Toby) Ellis. On October 7, 1928, in Climax Springs, she married William Ray Whitworth, who died on February 11; 1987. Mr. and Mrs. Whitworth moved to Windsor in 1943. She was a homemaker and worked as a cook in restaurants in Windsor and at the former Windsor's Resthaven Nursing Home until her retirement. She was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church, Windsor. Survivors include a son, Raymond Whitworth and his wife, Shirley, Clinton; seven daughters, Veda Galloway, Odessa, Rosalie Waller, Independence, Phyllis Kays and her husband, Wendell, Deepwater, Joyce Austin and her husband, Don, Grain Valley, Marietta Rager and her husband, Chuck, Kearney, Linda Whitworth, Windsor, Donna Moore and her husband, Billy. Deepwater; a sister, Lura Miller, Windsor, and a large extended family of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by four children, four sisters, and two brothers. Funeral services will be Tuesday, January 15, at Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor.

WHITWORTH, Hazel H. RAGAR
b: Jan 16 1915, Windsor, Henry Co, MO
d: Apr 30 2005, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Laurel Oak Cemetery WA-WH, Windsor, Windsor Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Hadley Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, May 2 2005 - Hazel H. Whitworth, 90, the daughter of Jesse and Elizabeth (Proctor) Ragar, was born January 16, 1915, in Windsor, and died April 30, 2005, at golden Valley Hospital, Clinton. Growing up in Windsor, she received her education in the Windsor school system. On March 17, 1934, she married Otto "Doc" Whitworth, also of Windsor. Through the years she was first a housewife and then worked in the home health care field, working both in private homes and at rest homes in the Kansas City and Excelsior Springs area. She was a member of the Methodist faith. Survivors include her daughter Dorothy French, Clinton; a son Jerry Whitworth, Excelsior Springs; grandchildren and spouses, Gary and Pamela French, Terry and Kevin Russell, Sheree and Barnie Pool, Gary and Victoria Whitworth, Kim Hutson; 12 great-grandchildren, four great-great-grandchildren and numerous other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband; three brothers, William, George and Earl Ragar; six sisters, Edith Baslee and Isabelle Harms, four in infancy, Edith, Viola, Pearl and Helen Ragar; son-in-law Roger French. Funeral services will be Tuesday, May 3, at Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial will be in Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

WICK, George Grover
b: Mar 5 1884, Lexington, IL
d: Sep 26 1938, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
bur:
Urich Cemetery, Bogard Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - In the passing of George G. Wick of Urich at Trinity Lutheran hospital, Kansas City, 5:30 a.m., Monday, September 26, Henry county lost one of its most prominent livestock authorities and business men and Urich a leading citizen. He had been taken to the hospital September 16, with an acute attack of appendicitis, but it had ruptured before he arrived and his condition was critical. His half brother, Jay Markle, between whom the closest fraternal bond existed, never left his bedside, and as the end drew near Mr. Wick asked especially for little Wanda Sue, whose happy presence he felt would cheer him and make his farewell easier. Her mother took her to the hospital Saturday evening and they remained with Mr. Markle and Mrs. Wick until the last. George Grover Wick was born March 5, 1884, at Lexington, Ill. When he was but a small boy, his father died and Mrs. Wick and young George moved to Henry county, near Clinton, where his mother died in 1904. He developed a skill with livestock and an understanding of farming that determined him in making agriculture and allied work, his life's occupation. Mr. Wick was recognized as an authority on all kinds of stock, and dealt in them largely. His opinions were sought by friends and neighbors and carefully considered when voiced. Business success crowned his life, the last 15 years of which he owned and conducted a produce business in Urich, widening his large circle of friends by his courteous, cheerful manner. Mr. Wick was converted and united with the Urich Baptist church during a revival meeting held by Rev. J. F. Sherman, years ago, for whom he held a life long high esteem. November 10, 1904, Miss Allie F. Scranton became his wife. They made their home at Urich, an important, integral part of community life. Mr. Wick was a genial, pleasant man, to whom life was a full, fine flavored experience. Generous, kind, interested in people, he enjoyed his business associations, which were wide and varied, was a power in civic life where he lent a willing hand to any enterprise, as an efficient, learned, capable citizen. Mr. Wick was a good sportsman, being a well-known baseball fan. In his youth he was considered one of the best players in the state and never lost his zest for the diamond, teams and the crowds - managing or umpiring games into the last season. He is survived by his widow; half-brother Jay Markle, whom they reared in their home from boyhood until maturity, and for whom they had the deepest devotion; Luther Gardner, half-brother, and two half sisters, Mrs. Lester Keyton and Mrs. Fay Tuttle of Los Angeles, Calif. Funeral services were conducted at the Baptist Church.

WICKERSHAM, John T. Jr.
b: 1881, Carthage, Jasper Co, MO
d: Jul 25 1900, Black Rock, AR
bur:
Englewood Cemetery WH-WI, Clinton, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Aug 4 1900 - John T. Wickersham, Jr., son of J. T. Wickersham, who formerly lived here, was drowned in the river at Black Rock, Ark., last Friday while out riding in a small boat with three others. He was 19 and had been working for a lumber and cooperage firm there. Burial in Englewood.

WIESE, Ernest
b: Aug 20 1928, Harmon, OK
d: Nov 3 2011, Warrensburg, Johnson Co, MO
bur: Cremation
arr:
Hadley Funeral Home
Ernest Wiese, 83, of Windsor, Missouri, died Thursday afternoon, November 3, 2011, at the Western Missouri Medical Center in Warrensburg, Mo. He was born August 20, 1928, in Harmon, Oklahoma, the son of Fredrick Wiese and Anna (Bertleson) Wiese. On June 23, 1952, in Boonville, Arkansas, he married Willa Dean Bangs and she survives of the home. Ernest worked for General Motors, in Kansas City, Mo., at the Fairfax Plant, for 25 years. He then worked for Pacar/Kenworth also in Kansas City, Mo., for 35 years before his retirement. He had also worked, for several years, for Southwest Ornamental Iron, in Kansas City, Mo. Ernest served his country, in the United States Army, during the Korean Conflict. He was a life member of the VFW Post 1894, Clinton, Mo. He enjoyed fixing old clocks, woodworking and "just tinkering." In addition to his wife, he is survived by 2 sons, Donald E. Wiese and his wife Tammy, Windsor, Mo.; Gary I. Wiese and his wife Sherry, Smithville, Mo.; 5 grandsons, Rick D. Wiese; Gary D. Wiese; Matt C. Wiese; Stephen M. Wiese; and Bradley J. Wiese; 2 great-grandchildren, Cooper Wiese and Allyson Wiese; a brother, Arnold Wiese, Willow Springs, Mo.; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Clarence Wiese. Cremation.

WIESMANN, John William Sr.
b: Feb 22 1928
d: Oct 21 1996, Omaha, AR
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Englewood Cemetery WH-WI, Clinton, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
Kansas City Star, Tues, Oct 22 1996 - John W Wiesmann, 58, Omaha, AR, passed away Monday morning, October 21, 1996 at Skaggs Hospital. Funeral services will be Wednesday, October 23 at Our Lady of the Lakes Catholic Church; burial in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton, Mo. Mr. Wiesmann is survived by his wife, Dolores Wiesmann, of the home; daughter, Kim Wiesmann, Cranberry, PA: two sons, John Wiesmann, Jr., Byron, MN, Jerry Wiesmann, of the home; three granddaughters, Alicia, Amber and Arin Wiesmann, Byron, MN; mother, Ann Wiesmann, Kansas City, Ks., and three brothers, Robert Wiesmann, St. Louis, MO, Larry Wiesmann, Chula Vista, CA, and Herbert Wiesmann, Shawnee Mission, KS.

 

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