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WOOD, Albert William
b: Oct 24 1876, Charleston, IL
d: Mar 14 1943, near Harrisonville, Cass Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery WO-ZU, Clinton, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
The Missourian, March 18, 1943 - A. W. Wood Took Life Death Came Sunday Morning From Own Act At His Farm Home South of Harrisonville About 10:30 Sunday morning, according to the supposition of the physician and the coroner, Albert W. Wood took carbolic acid with potions of other liquids that caused his death as he lay on the couch of his home. No one was there at the time and the body was found by Mrs. Wood as she entered the home before the noon hour. Several small bottles were on the floor nearby; one of them being labeled as above stated. He had been in ill health sometime and had previously indicated that he would commit such an act. Albert W. Wood was born at Charleston, Ill., October 24, 1876, a son of William Henry and Mary Elizabeth Mock Wood. The parents came to Kansas, then to St. Clair County, Mo., where their son grew to manhood. He met Miss Maude May Griffith, who was reared near Deepwater, then living at Clinton, following her father's death, May 22, 1913. They were united in marriage in Washington D C where she was then employed in government service. They settled on a farm near Clinton the first year, then came to a farm three miles northeast of Harrisonville in the spring of 1914 where they lived six years. They lived south of Freeman and then a few years ago they moved again to this community to the farm now occupied them. They are the parents of four sons, Pvt. Jack Wood, Camp Barkeley, Texas; Sgt. Albert Leonard Wood, Camp Breckenridge, Ky.; Pvt. Robert Wood, recently at the Lincoln, Nebr. Air Base; Herbert Wood in defense work at Chester, Calif. All the sons came to attend the funeral services. Other survivors include two sisters, Mrs. C. V. Swisher, Slater, Mo.; Mrs. H. L. Hall, Springfield, Mo.; and two brothers, Frank Wood, Richmond, Va.; and Walter Wood, address unknown; and a two-year old granddaughter, Linda Diane Wood, Chester, Calif. A W Wood was an industrious farmer all his life. He had a genial personality and made friends wherever he lived and was a fine neighbor and friend. He served in the Spanish-American war and during the time he was in Cuba he was attacked with yellow fever. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 o'clock this afternoon with the Rev. H. R. Wharton of Malta Bend, Mo., in charge as he is former pastor of the Shiloh Methodist church south of Freeman where the family lived from 1920 to 1937. Interment will be in Clinton on the family lot of Mrs. Wood's relatives.

WOOD, Audra Marie WARREN
b: Feb 23 1904, near Iconium, St. Clair Co, MO
d: Feb 13 2003, Neosho, Newton Co, MO
bur: Iconium Cemetery, Iconium, St. Clair Co, MO
arr:
Sheldon-Goodrich Funeral Home
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Feb 21 2003 - Audra Marie Wood, 98, Osceola, died February 13, 2003, at her daughter's home in Neosho, after a lengthy illness. Audra was born February 23, 1904, to George Warren and Alta (Hammonds) Warren near Iconium. With the exception of three years in Lafayette County, she lived her lifetime in St. Clair County in the vicinity of Iconium. In 1940 Audra declared her faith in Christ and became a member of Goshen Primitive Baptist Church at Harper, and was baptized in Hogles Creek nearby. She married Joe Wood December 4, 1919, at the Commercial Hotel in Osceola and three children were born from this union. Her husband preceded her in death July 18, 1980, and a son-in-law, Loren Mitchell, March 18, 2002. She is survived by all of her children, Jean Sheldon and husband Charles, Osceola, Elaine Mitchell of Neosho, Jack Wood and wife Maxine, Osceola. She has eight grandchildren and 21 great and great-great-grandchildren. Precious are the memories of our dear mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend. Because she had trusted the Lord Jesus Christ as her Savior, He manifested His love through her life. She was nurturing and caring, always having time to listen and asking questions revealing her genuine concern for others. She never failed to show her gratefulness when others met her needs. Not only was this demonstrated through her words but also through her weekly handwritten notes and letters. We were all made to feel very special and unique because there was always enough love to go around. How often we remember her saying, "Honey, we just need to love each other!" She was known as a person who looked for the good in people. She did not hold grudges nor speak unkindly. You could trace the laugh lines in her face because of the joy she found in life, whether it be helping to meet the needs of her husband, children and grandchildren or the loving work of her hands through homemade canned goods and the hundreds of beautiful hand-pieced quilts she made. All the wonderful character traits of her life were only possible because she allowed the Lord to live through her. This was particularly evident in the last years and weeks of her life when her Godly spirit was what sustained her through her infirmities. We have all been greatly impacted by her life. May we take her legacy so that we, too, can make a difference in the world we live in. Funeral services were Sunday, February 16, at Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel. Burial was in Iconium Cemetery.

WOOD, Earl C.
b: Jul 20 1918, near Windsor, Henry Co, MO
d: Mar 1 2004, Appleton City, St. Clair Co, MO
bur: Appleton City Cemetery, Appleton City, St. Clair Co, MO
arr:
Hill & Son Funeral Home
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Mar 9 2004 - Earl C. Wood, the son of Grover Cleveland and Mary Ellen (Chastain) Wood, was born July 20, 1918, in Henry County, near Windsor. He departed this earthly life March 1, 2004, at the Appleton City Manor. Earl was raised in Henry County and graduated from Clinton High School in 1936. January 21, 1939, he was united in marriage to Esther f. Long. To this union two children, Sue and Jerry, were born. At a young age he accepted Christ into his life. Earl was the Standard Oil agent in Appleton city for over 30 years. He was able to enjoy traveling to many parts of the United States. After the death of his first wife, he married Ernestine (Todd) Hall, and after her death he married Leta (Hunsucker) Borum Stoltz. He was preceded in death by his parents; two wives, Esther Long and Ernestine Todd Hall; a grandson, Steven Wood, and a sister Lucille Goldsmith. He is survived by his wife Leta, of the home; children, Sue and husband Bud Suse, Pauma Valley, California, and Jerry Wood and wife Judy, Appleton City; sister Vera Taylor, Independence; grandchildren Debbie and husband Ken Bero, Doug Suse and wife Kimberly, Robert wood and wife Tammy, and Susan Wood Caulk; great-grandchildren, Jennifer and Amy Bero, Kelly and Jessica Wood and Chanler and Ashtyn Caulk; two stepsons, Gary Hall and wife Marybeth, and Mark Hall and one stepdaughter, Barbara and husband Ron Smith. Earl had been a member of Trinity United Methodist Church for over 50 years and attended both the Methodist and Christian Church with his wife Leta. Funeral services were held at Hill & son Funeral Home, Appleton City, Friday, March 5. Burial was in Appleton City Cemetery.

WOOD, Edith Irene LOGAN
b: Nov 6 1943, Oakland, CA
d: Feb 15 2008, Missouri
bur:
Parks Chapel Cemetery, Leesville Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Sheldon-Goodrich Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Feb 18 2008 - Edith Irene Wood was born Nov. 6, 1943, in Oakland, California, daughter of Max and Georgia Logan. She died Friday, Feb. 15, 2008, at her home. She married Estel Wood on March 23, 1968. She was preceded in death by her parents, Max and Georgia Logan, and brother Glenn Logan. She is survived by one sister Sharon Stoecklein and husband Harold, Tightwad; a niece Angie Gates and husband Brian; one nephew Deron Stoecklein and wife Kara. Among local survivors are her husband Estel L. of the home; three stepsons, Rick, Ron and Brian Wood, and three grandchildren. Funeral services were Sunday, Feb. 17, at Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel, Osceola, with burial in Parks Chapel Cemetery.

WOOD, Hazel L.
b: Mar 23 1918
d: Apr 9 2004, Lowry City, St. Clair Co, MO
bur: Iconium Cemetery, Iconium, St. Clair Co, MO
arr:
Sheldon-Goodrich Funeral Home
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 12 2004 - Mrs. Hazel L. Wood, 86, Osceola, died Friday, April 9, 2004, at Truman Lake Manor in Lowry City. Among survivors are two sons, Estel and Bill Wood, both of Osceola, and a daughter, Mrs. Jeanie Thomas, Osceola. Funeral services will be Tuesday, April 13, at the Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel in Osceola. Burial will be in the Iconium Cemetery near Osceola.

WOOD, Helen Virginia HAND REYNOLDS
b: Oct 28 1915, Windsor, Henry Co, MO
d: Aug 13 2006, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Laurel Oak Cemetery WI-ZU, Windsor, Windsor Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Hadley Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Aug 15 2006 - Helen V. Wood, 90, of Clinton, Missouri, (formerly of Windsor, Mo.) died early Sunday morning, August 13, 2006, at the Golden Valley Memorial Hospital, Clinton, Mo. She was born October 28, 1915, in Windsor, Mo., the daughter of Earl Asa Hand and Georgia Elizabeth (Fryer) Hand. On June 24, 1933, in Calhoun, Mo., she married Clyde Burl Reynolds, who preceded her in death. She later married Clark William Wood, who also preceded her in death. Mrs. Wood was a homemaker and a private home caregiver, providing nursing services, for 40 years. Survivors include 2 grandsons, Jackie Reynolds, Lake Ozark, Mo; Vance Reynolds, Clinton, Mo.; 2 great-granddaughters, Tabi Bussey and Macie Jolyn Reynolds; a brother, Billy Hand, Sedalia, Mo., and several nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to her husbands, Helen was preceded in by a son, Jack Reynolds; and 2 brothers, Robert (Bob) Hand and Carl Lloyd Hand. Funeral services will be Wednesday, August 16, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial will be in the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor, Mo.

WOOD, Jack A.
b: Sep 23 1925
d: Mar 24 2005, Osceola, St. Clair Co, MO
bur: Iconium Cemetery, Iconium, St. Clair Co, MO
arr:
Sheldon-Goodrich Funeral Home
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Mar 28 2005 - Jack A. Wood, 79, Osceola, died Thursday, March 24, 2005, at his home. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Maxine; his son Ron and wife Karen, Harrisonville; his daughter Jacquie Brewer and husband Wayne, Versailles, and his son LeRoy and wife Via, Osceola; two sisters, Jean Sheldon and husband Charley, Osceola, and Elaine Mitchell of Neosho; nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; many nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral services were Monday, March 28, at Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel in Osceola. Burial was in Iconium Cemetery.

WOOD, James A.
b: abt 1817, North Carolina
d: Jan 29 1892, 6 mi S of Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Bethlehem Cemetery, Bethlehem Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Feb 6 1892 - James A. Wood, who died Friday night, January 29, at his home six miles south of Clinton, was 75. Leaves a wife and several children, all grown. His disease was grip. He was born in North Carolina. His father moved to Missouri when James was a small boy and settled in southeast Missouri. He moved to this county in 1867 and lived here ever since. A member of the Presbyterian church. A large procession of sorrowing relatives followed his remains to Bethlehem Sunday.

WOOD, John Jackson "Jack"
b: Sep 21 1924, Deepwater, Henry Co, MO
d: Dec 20 1991, Independence, Jackson Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery WO-ZU, Clinton, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Vansant-Mills Funeral Home

John Jackson (Jack) Wood, son of Roy C. Wood and Viola Carver Wood, was born September 21, 1924, at Deepwater, Missouri, and died Friday, December 20, 1991 at his son's home in Independence, Missouri. He grew up in Deepwater, swimming in the strip pits, ice skating on the town pond and attending school there. After graduating in 1942, he joined the U.S. Marine Corp where he served in the South Pacific with the 2nd Marine Division until December 1945. In January 1950 he married Doris Harvey of Clinton. They lived in Clinton where he worked for the Kroger Supermarket until 1954. In 1954 they moved to Independence where he became a business representative for Retail Store Employees Union Local 782. The following 25 years he represented the members of his Local Union, holding all the offices, president, secretary-treasurer, and organizer. He was active in the Kansas City Labor Movement until he retired January 1, 1980. He served as Scoutmaster for Troop 253 and also was a Little League manager. He was a member of the St. Paul United Methodist Church. Survivors include a son Kevin Wood and wife Debbie, and two grandsons, Shane and Casey of Independence; three sisters, Anna Mae Weaver of Deepwater, Doris Witham of Independence and Karen Etter of North Kansas City, and a host of relatives and friends. Funeral services were at the Vansant-Mills Chapel, December 23, 1991. Burial at Englewood Cemetery.

WOOD, Pauline Pearl DALTON
b: Mar 29 1926, Calhoun, Henry Co, MO
d: Jan 3 2011, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur: Mt. Moriah Terrace Park Cemetery, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
arr:
Vansant-Mills Funeral Home
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Feb 17 2011 - Pauline Pearl Wood, 84, Clinton, departed this life at her home in Clinton on January 3, 2011, after a lengthy battle with cancer. Pauline was born March 29, 1926, the ninth child of Lee and Bertha Dalton. They lived south of Calhoun. She accepted Jesus Christ as her Savior at a young age at Calhoun Baptist Church. She attended eight years of school at East and Deer Creek schools. In 1943 Pauline moved to Kansas City to work as a housekeeper. She met Vernon Wood at the church she attended and they were married in 1946. There were no children born to this union. Pauline and Vernon lived in ,Claycomo until his death in 1992. She then moved to Kenton Place Apartments, Clinton, where she lived happily until her health began to fail. She moved into Jefferson Gardens Assisted Living in 2007. Pauline was faithful to her church in attendance and tithing. Her Sunday School Class, the church bus drivers and many close friends made her happy. She loved everyone and everyone loved her. She never complained, never asked for anything and gave credit and honor to her God for all things. Pauline was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Vernon; five brothers, Emmett, Carl, Bill, Gene and Lee Roy, and two sisters, Laura Mae Barrows and Geraldine Witherspoon. She is survived by two sisters, Doris Evans, Golden LivingCenter-Westwood, Clinton, and Margie Sheek and husband, Morris, Clinton, and many nephews, nieces and friends. Funeral services were held at Vansant-Mills Chapel on Thursday, January 6. Interment was in Mt. Moriah Terrace Park Cemetery, Kansas City.

WOODARD, James M.
b: Jun 10 1845, near Logan, Hocking Co, OH
d: Apr 5 1926, Deepwater, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery WO-ZU, Clinton, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Eye, Clinton, MO - J. M. Woodard, a pioneer business man of Deepwater, died Monday, April 5th, with Bright's disease, from which he suffered several years. He had been confined to his room since February 20th. He was Deepwater's oldest man in years, as well as business. He served Deepwater school district as clerk for more than 35 years, also had been mayor, both offices he filled without pay. He was honest and upright in his dealings - loved and respected by all. He was born near Logan, Hawkin (Hocking) county, Ohio, June 10, 1845. At the age of 17 he enlisted in Company K, 2nd regiment, Iowa Infantry, serving 3 years. He was a member of the G.A.R., and on Decoration Day always saw that flags were placed on the graves of departed soldiers. He came to Deepwater in November 1865, and had been in business there since. His beloved mother died 30 years ago, and is buried in the Wm. Dunning cemetery. He was placed beside her. He never married. He leaves one brother, D. A. Woodard of Deepwater; Ichabod J., Austin, MO.; Mrs. Hulda Reed, Eldorado Springs, Mo. Services were last Wednesday afternoon at the Methodist church. Business houses were closed in respect to his memory.

WOODARD, Mary DOUGLASS
b: Jan 1 1813, Hickman's Fork, Howard Co, MO
d: Apr 11 1881, 2 mi N of Windsor, MO
bur:
Woodard Cemetery, Jefferson Twp, Johnson Co, MO
Windsor Review, Apr 23 1881 - On the 11th inst, in the 71st year of her age, Mrs. Mary Woodard, consort of our well-known and highly esteemed citizen, Mr. John Woodard, at the residence of her husband two miles north of Windsor, calmly and hopefully took her leave of earthly friends and earthly scenes, and went to join the innumerable host that throngs the unseen world. Thus ended a long, useful and happy life. Long, as compared to the many who are called hence in the morning and noon of this transitory existence; useful, in exerting moral influence in the vicinity in which she resided, and in the performance of the duties devolving upon her as a member of the community and of the church. She was born January 1st, 1813 at Hickman's Fork near New Franklin in what is now Howard Co.; was the daughter of James Douglass, one of the first settlers of Missouri. Married at the age of 2l; after six years subsequently removed, with her husband, to Henry County, where she resided till death. Mrs. Woodard became a member of the Christian Church in 1842, and entered into the original organization of the body in Windsor. She was the mother of 9 children - 4 boys and 5 girls; at her death she had 22 gandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Her remains were taken to the graveyard near her home and laid to rest till the Resurrection morn.

WOODEN, Kenneth Wendell
b: Oct 14 1923, Appleton City, St. Clair Co, MO
d: Jul 22 2006, Cassville, Barry Co, MO
bur: Appleton City Cemetery, Appleton City, St. Clair Co, MO
arr:
Hill & Son Funeral Home
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jul 26 2006 - Kenneth Wendell Wooden, son of Leroy Oliver and Bess (Wolfe) Wooden, was born October 14, 1923 in Appleton City, Missouri. He passed away July 22, 2006 in Cassville, Missouri at 82 years of age. Kenneth graduated from Appleton City High School in 1941. He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II from 1941 to 1947. He was a member of American Legion Post 788 and a past president of the Eagles Lodge 4155 in Shell Knob, Missouri. Kenneth and Leola O. Swift were united in marriage in March 1951 and to this union one son was born. Mr. Wooden was retired after twenty years of service with the Federal Bureau of Prisons. He had worked as a federal prison guard beginning at Ft. Leavenworth, Kansas, followed by Springfield, Missouri, then to Montgomery, Alabama, and finishing his career in Miami, Florida. Kenneth and Leola moved back to Missouri and had lived at Shell Knob for about twenty years where he enjoyed fishing and hunting. Survivors include his wife Leola Wooden, one son James Wooden, one daughter Kay (Wooden) Huddleston, one granddaughter Loey Lockerby, one grandson David Lockerby and one brother Carl Wooden. Services Jul 26 2006 by Hill & Son Funeral Home, Appleton City, with burial in Appleton City Cemetery.

WOODLEY, Mary E. BLACKARD
b: Dec 30 1925, Paragould, AR
d: Aug 23 2002, Blue Springs, Jackson Co, MO
bur: Cremation

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Aug 27 2002 - Mary E. Woodley, 76, Blue Springs, formerly of Lincoln and Warsaw, died Friday, August 23, 2002, at St. Mary's Manor in Blue Springs. She was born December 30, 1925, in Paragould, Arkansas, the daughter of Eldred and Winifred McNealy Blackard. On December 30, 1947, in Hillsboro, she married James John Woodley, who died January 15, 1989. She was a member of St. Ann Catholic Church in Warsaw and was director of the Benton County Citizens for the Developmentally Disabled for several years. Surviving are two sons, Pat Woodley of Clinton and Mark Woodley of Visalia, California; two daughters, Terry Whitmore of St. Louis and Jackie Hawk of Blue Springs; a sister, Barbara Beckett of Florissant; a brother, Bob Blackard of Wellsville, 16 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by a son, John Woodley, and two brothers, Edward and Bill Blackard. Funeral services were noon Tuesday, August 27, at St. Ann's Church in Warsaw. Cremation followed services.

WOODS, Billy Taylor
b: Jun 1 1919, near Stockton, Cedar Co, MO
d: Dec 29 2003, Osceola, St. Clair Co, MO
bur:
Deepwater Cemetery, Fairview Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Sheldon-Goodrich Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 2 2004 - Billy Taylor Woods was born on a farm near Stockton June 1, 1919, to Alva B. and Molly Castleberry Woods, and died Monday, December 29, 2003, at Sac-Osage Hospital, Osceola. He was 84. He farmed with his father and was a veteran of World War II, serving his country in the Army Air Corps from 1941-45, serving 32 months in Australia and New Guinea. He married Donna Lou Wilson of Deepwater November 7, 1944. He was employed with Dickey Tile Factory in Deepwater, 1946-53, along with crop farming and milking cows. He worked on numerous construction jobs and with the beginning ground work at the Kansas City Power and Light Plant in Montrose. He was preceded in death by his wife Donna Lou; his parents, Alva and Molly Woods; brothers, Arlie and Harry Molder, Guy Woods, sisters, Clara Sampsel, Bessie Armstrong, Jesse Armstrong and two great-granddaughters. He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Harvey and Carolyn Woods, Roscoe; daughters and sons-in-law, Jackie and Larry Cutler, Della and Jerry Peterson, Fairen Coleman, Glindell and Robert Price Jr., Cleta and Mike Clark, Taloa and Johnny Culbertson, Lowry City, Naressa and Ed Veach, Osceola; 22 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren, four great-great-grandchildren; brother, Abbie Woods, Lowry City; sister, Flossie Bledsoe, Clinton; numerous nieces and nephews, cousins and friends. Funeral services were Friday, January 2, at Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel, Osceola. Burial was in Deepwater Cemetery.

WOODS, Blanche M. JONES
b: Nov 5 1918, Indian Springs, Vernon Co, MO
d: Oct 24 2006, Springfield, Greene Co, MO

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Oct 25 2006 - Blanche M. Woods, 87, Webb City, died Tuesday, October 24, 2006, in St. John's Medical Center. She was born November 5, 1918 in Indian Springs to Ben Jones and Bessie Davis Jones. Mrs. Woods was a homemaker and a member of the Central United Methodist Church of Webb City where she was an active member. She also served on the Jane Chinn Hospital Auxiliary. Her husband Alvin Woods, who she married March 12, 1938, preceded her in death April 19, 1977. Survivors include sons, Marion Woods, Warrensburg, Denny Woods, Clinton; daughter Marilyn Hill of Omaha, Nebraska; nine grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a daughter Joyce Harris, and three sisters, Edith Noble, Goldie Peterman and Sarah Pearson. Funeral services will be held Thursday at Simpson Funeral Home in Webb City. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Talala, Oklahoma.

WOODS, Carrie M.
b: 1854, Unionville, Putnam Co, MO
d: Feb 11 1892, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery WO-ZU, Clinton, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Feb 6 1892 - The death of Mrs. D. W. Woods was announced Sunday at 1:30 p.m. She had been ill for only a few days and was 38. In 1875, she married D. W. Woods, Hotel Woods proprietor, and they had three children, who survive. Burial in Englewood.

WOODS, Elizabeth
b: Aug 26 1828, Perry Co, MO
d: Mar 18 1902, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Bethlehem Cemetery, Bethlehem Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Missouri, Mar 22 1902 - Gone home, after an illness of three months, Mrs. Elizabeth Woods, of heart disease and old age, at the home of her daughters, Mrs. Ad Goslin. Deceased was born in Perry County, this state, August 26, 1828 and died March 18, 1902; consequently she was 73. In 1845 she married J. A. Woods and they moved to Henry County in 1867. There were 10 children born of the union, six surviving. They are Emmet and Robert Woods and Mrs. Goslin of Clinton; Dewitt, Jacob and Thomas Woods of Colorado. She was a kind and loving mother, a true and devoted Christian. United with the Presbyterian church at the age of 18 and a charter member of the Presbyterian church of Deepwater, organized in 1886. The body was taken to Bethlehem to be laid to rest.

WOODS, Elizabeth J. HILBURT
b: Sep 2 1924, Rushville, IN
d: Aug 7 2010, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
arr:
Vansant-Mills Funeral Home
Elizabeth H. "Betty" Woods, age 85 of Clinton, Missouri passed away Saturday, August 7, 2010 at Golden Valley Memorial Hospital, Clinton. Funeral services will be Thursday, August 12, 2010 at the Todd Funeral Home in Rushville, Indiana with burial to follow in the East Hill Cemetery, Rushville, Indiana. Betty was born in Rushville, Indiana the daughter of William E. and Nellie (Huntsman) Hilburt. She married James Melvin "Jack" Woods on March 15, 1945 and to this union two childen, Thomas and Debra were born. Betty and Jack spent the majority of their life in Anderson, Indiana before retiring to Rushville, Indiana. In 2004 Betty relocated to Clinton, Missouri. Betty was a member of the Clinton Christian Church and was a former member of the Main Street Christian Church in Rushville, Indiana. She managed a school cafeteria in Anderson, Indiana for 25 years. She was preceded in death by her parents, her spouse, Jack; her great granddaughter, Kaitlyn Noel Newton; one brother, Frank Hilburt and his wife, Frances; one sister, Alice Schuster and her husband, Harry. She is survived by her daughter, Deb Woods-Mills and husband, David of Clinton, Missouri; her son, Tom Woods and wife, Vivian of Southport, North Carolina; four grandchildren, Cinnamon Newton and husband, Chris of Charlotte, North Carolina, Nichole Woods of Fort Wayne, Indiana, Crystal Neese and husband, Trevor of North Platte, Nebraska and Zachary Woods of Wilmington, North Carolina; four step grandchildren, Mary Mills, Curtis Mills and Chris Mills, all of Clinton, Missouri and Carey Mills of Odessa, Missouri; seven great grandchildren, Christopher Jacob Newton and Elise McKenna Newton of Charlotte, North Carolina, Austin Tyler Woods of Fort Wayne, Indiana, Logan Jacob Neese of North Platte, Nebraska, Madeline Marie Mills of Kansas City, Missouri, Cody Garrett Bucksath and Annison Jane Mills of Clinton, Missouri; one niece, Susie Adams and one nephew, David Schuster and wife, Janet, all of Anderson, Indiana as well as several great nieces and nephews and her faithful companion, Kelly.

WOODS, James Alfred
b: Jul 30 1925, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
d: Jun 1 2005, Hutchinson, Reno Co, KS
bur:
Englewood Cemetery WO-ZU, Clinton, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jun 3 2005 - James Alfred "Jim" Woods, 79, departed this life on June 1, 2005, at Hospice House in Hutchison, Kansas, with his beloved wife and children at his side. He enjoyed good health throughout all but the last few months of his life. Jim was born on July 30, 1925, in Clinton. As a young man, he stormed the beach at Normandy and fought on the European front until World War II ended in 1945. He was awarded two Bronze Stars for his role as a soldier 60 years ago. When Jim's tour of duty was over, he pursued the American Dream and started his own business, J.A. Woods Construction, which served the Clinton community for many years. He participated in the Clinton community as a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church, the VFW, the Elks and DAV, and he was a member of the United Painters Union. Later in life, Jim also enjoyed buying, trading and selling collectibles, ranging from glass to farm equipment. Jim was preceded in death by his parents, Edna Louise (Johnson) Woods and William Ernest Woods, and h is brother William Samuel (Billy) Woods. He is survived by the love of his life, his wonderful wife Bonnie; a sister Elizabeth Bath; daughters, Sue Henderson and Teri Langehennig; sons, Martin Woods and Dale Woods; stepdaughter Tammy (Taylor) Crowell; stepsons, David, Darrin and Dwayne Taylor, and many grandchildren. Jim was laid to rest on Saturday, June 4, in Englewood Cemetery.

WOODS, Joyce Mardue
b: Aug 2 1929, Henry Co, MO
d: Jan 29 1997, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Vansant-Mills Funeral Home

Clinton Daily Democrat - Joyce Mardue Woods was born August 2, 1929, in Henry County, the daughter of Paul and Opal Foster Woods. She died January 29, 1997, at Clinton Healthcare and Rehabilitation Care Center. Joyce attended Shilo School and Independence School. She lived most of her life with her mother and dad. After their death she lived at Kenton Place and later at Clinton Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, receiving good care and lost of love from the nurses and staff. Joyce accepted Christ May 1956. She was a member of the Deepwater Church of the Brethren, where she attended as long as she was able. She was preceded in death by her parents and one nephew, Bobby Woods. Surviving are her brother and wife, Cletus and Roma Woods, Clinton; her sister and husband, Kathy and Jim Wilson, Hermitage; one nephew, Scott Wilson and five nieces, Cleta Lorenz, Dixie Wirsig, Lisa Carl, Mindy Johnson and Sue Ann Wilson, Joyce had six great-nephews and six great-nieces. Joyce's four aunts have taken wonderful care of her wants and needs, Bernice Brown, Geraldine Bryant, Maxine McClendon, all of Clinton, and Velma Foster, Lee's Summit. She is also survived by many cousins and a lot of friends. Funeral services were held February 1, at the Vansant-Mills Chapel, Clinton. Burial was held at the Clinton Memory Gardens in Clinton.

WOODS, Maggie A. FLANAGHAN
b: Feb 15 1842, Virginia
d: May 17 1888, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery WO-ZU, Clinton, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, May 19 1888 - Died at the family residence at 3 o'clock a.m. May 17, 1888, Mrs. Maggie Woods, wife of James Woods, in the 44th year of her age. She leaves a bright young daughter, who will be a great comfort to her father, our esteemed city treasurer. Mrs. Woods has been suffering for some time with something like paralysis of the brain.

WOODS, Noah
b: n/a
d: 1911, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO

Clinton MO - Noah Woods, a colored bootlegger, was shot and instantly killed by Jim White, also colored, in Tebo township Sunday afternoon. The shooting took place at a negro settlement four mimles northwest of Calhoun, when many of the residents there had gathered to practice baseball. White surrendered to Consatable Osborne at Calhoun and freely told the circumstances of the story. He was placed in the Clinton jail.

WOODS, Ruth Lila MOLDER
b: Mar 7 1916, Monchy, Saskatchewan, Canada
d: Nov 26 2005, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur: Alder Cemetery, Polk Co, MO

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Nov 28 2005 - Ruth Lila Woods, 89, Lowry City, died Saturday, November 26, 2005, in Golden Valley Hospital, Clinton, the Daughter of James A. and Lila Cooper Molder, she was born March 7, 1916, at Monchy, Saskatchewan. A homemaker, she was a member of First Assembly of God in Osceola. She and Ab Woods were married November 15, 1936. He died November 27, 2005. A son, ward Compton; two grandsons; one granddaughter and one great-grandson preceded her in death. Survivors include her daughter Maxine Parker, Davenport, Iowa; one brother Charles Molder, Kansas City; one sister June Molder, Urbana; 10 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Thursday, December 1, in Alder Missionary Baptist Church, west of Humansville. Interment is in Alder Cemetery, under the direction of Murray Funeral Home.

WOODS, Samuel
b: Oct 11 1853, near Danville, IL
d: Jul 6 1939, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery WO-ZU, Clinton, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Wilkinson Funeral Home

Clinton MO - Samuel Woods died at 2:45 a.m. Thursday, July 6, 1939, at 317 North Fifth Street from a paralytic stroke he suffered June 26. He had been in declining health for some time, at his home where he had lived 41 years, and during his illness, his devoted wife, their son Ernest and wife did all possible for his comfort. Samuel Woods was born October 11, 1853, near Danville, Ill., and came to Clinton as a young man. December 25, 1884, he was united in marriage to Miss Josephine Simes and she and their son, Ernest, survive him, also two brothers, William Woods of Kansas City and Dave Woods of Pittsburg, Kans. There are three grandchildren, James, Billy and Elizabeth Woods, of the home, who ever delighted their grandfather. Mr. Woods, who took active part in Clinton's affairs for many years, was one of eight councilmen for two terms under Mayor Sol. Blatt, and during that time, as chairman of the street and alley committee, did much outstanding and constructive work. After his retirement he kept an active interest in Clinton's affairs and its development, delighting to reminisce with those who served Clinton with him and afterwards. He was a qualified engineer and for several years worked at the old foundry, also at the steam pottery, the only pottery in Clinton where the machinery was not hand operated. Mr. Woods joined the Clinton Presbyterian Church 33 years ago remaining a faithful Christian until death. He was a good husband, a kind and loving father and grandfather; congenial and affable to all who knew him and a kindly neighbor. Funeral services were conducted Friday at the Wilkinson Funeral Chapel. Burial at Englewood.

WOODS, William Samuel Sr.
b: Feb 24 1928, Hannibal, Marion Co, MO
d: Jun 13 1995, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery WO-ZU, Clinton, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - William Samuel Woods, Sr. was born February 24, 1928, in Hannibal, the son of Ernest and Edna (Johnston) Woods. He died Tuesday, June 13, 1995, at the Golden Valley Memorial Hospital in Clinton at the age of 67. He was united in marriage to Shirley Ann Summers. He was a veteran of the United States Navy and was in painting and construction for a number of years. he was a member of the Northeast Baptist church. He is survived by his loving wife, Shirley of the home; two sons, William S. Woods, Jr., Overland Park, Kansas, Larry Woods, Springfield; two daughters, Linda Haynes, Clinton, Patricia Smallwood, Warsaw; one brother, James Woods, and one sister, Elizabeth Bath, both of Wichita, Kansas; 10 grandchildren; one great-grandson and several nieces and nephews. Graveside services were Thursday, June 15, at Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

WOODSON, Johnathan H.
b: Nov 25 1839, Walker Twp, Henry Co, MO
d: Oct 17 1928, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Stones Chapel Cemetery, Walker Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Jonathan H. Woodson was born in Walker township, Henry county, November 25, 1839; departed this life October 17, 1928, being 88 years, 10 months and 22 days of age, at the time of his death. He was the son of Shadrich and Agnes R. (Gates) Woodson, who came to Missouri in 1838, one of them being born in Kentucky and the other in Virginia. Jonathan Woodson, while a young man was considered the model young man of the country, having a fairly good education, industrious, kind hearted, affectionate, without bad habits. No wonder parents with growing sons advised them to follow his example. Having a knowledge of vocal music, he was considered a splendid singer. He improved his farm on the then prairie about one and one-half miles north of what is now Montrose. He wooed and won the heart and hand of Miss Kate Steele. They were married in 1867. The happy and devoted couple began their married life in the new home hee had prepared for his adored bride. Life and the future looked to them, devoted to each other, in its most roseate hues. No pair could have been more devoted to each other than they. A happy pair basking in love's sunshine. but alas! Such happiness was not to last. In little more than a year the grim reaper, death, entered and took his adored wife and child, leaving him a broken-hearted man. He made his home with his wife's brother until the death of the latter in 1922, then with his nephew, Adam H. Woodson, until his death. All that medical skill and loving hands could do could not combat the fatal malady,m acute enteritis. There are left to mourn his departure - four nephews and two nieces, eight grandnephews and eight grandnieces; eleven great-grandnephews and two great-grandnieces. He also leaves several cousins of the Gates family besides a host of friends and neighbors. The funeral was held at Stones Chapel. Interment in the cemetery nearby.

WOODWARD, Breckinridge "Brack"
b: Aug 17 1861
d: Feb 12 1900, Windsor, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Laurel Oak Cemetery WI-ZU, Windsor, Windsor Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Feb 1900 - Mrs. E. R. Roberts, one of the Eye's old friends, paid her subscription this week. She was called to Windsor last week to attend the funeral of her late husband's son-in-law, Brack Woodward, who committed suicide February 12, at 6:30 a.m. by shooting himself in the head with a .38 caliber revolver. She says he was the last person she would ever have thought of doing such a thing, as his business affairs were satisfactory and he had many friends. He leaves two little daughters, aged nine and five. He was about 39 and his twin brother will probably have the care of the little girls. The sad accident occurred at the home of his nephew, Fred Hensley.

WOODWARD, Leslie Leonard "Woody"
b: May 4 1939, Springdale, AR
d: Nov 16 2009, Warrensburg, Johnson Co, MO
bur:
Laurel Oak Cemetery WI-ZU, Windsor, Windsor Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Hadley Funeral Home

Leslie Leonard "Woody" Woodward, 70, of Warrensburg, Missouri, formerly of the rural Holden area, died Monday, November 16, 2009, at the Warrensburg Manor Care Center, Warrensburg. He was born May 4, 1939, in Springdale, Arkansas, the son of Russell J. Woodward and Alliene (Spencer) Woodward. On April 9, 1999 at the High Point Baptist Church near Windsor, he married Leona D. Stone, who survives of the home. Mr. Woodward was a farmer and a retired truck driver for the Jones Truck Lines, Springdale, Ark., and Yellow Freight Trucking Company, Kansas City, Mo., driving for Yellow Freight until his retirement. He had a great love for his family and friends and he loved the outdoors and his animals, specially his cats. He was a very active member of the Holden Saddle Club for several years and had served as vice-president. He served in the United States Navy and also the Army Reserves and National Guard. In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Michael Ross Woodward, West Fork, Ark.; a daughter, Anne Marie Allen, Springdale, Ark.; 3 grandchildren; a step-son, Matt Dalrymple, Liberty, Mo.; a step-daughter, Vicki Massey, Kansas City, Mo.; 5 step-grandchildren; a brother, Billy Ray Woodward and his wife Jo Ann, Springdale, Ark.; a sister, Rowena Grigg and her husband Ronald, Huntsville, Ark.; a sister-in-law, Nancy Woodward; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by 2 brothers, John Franklin Woodward and James Russell Woodward. Funeral services will be Thursday, November 19, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor, Mo. Burial will be in the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

WOODWARD, Mary Jane SHARP
b: Jun 23 1922, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Co, OK
d: Jun 22 2006, Holden, Johnson Co, MO
bur: Mt. Moriah Cemetery, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
arr:
Mount Moriah & Freeman Funeral Home
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jun 26 2006 - Mary Jane Woodward, 83, Blairstown, died Thursday, June 22, 2006, at Holden Manor Care, Holden. Funeral services were Monday, June 26, at Mt. Moriah and Freeman Funeral Home, Kansas City, with burial in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. She was born June 23, 1922, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. She was the daughter of Gaines and Ethel (Wilson) Sharp. She married Champ H. Woodward on October 16, 1954. She graduated from Putnam City High School in 1940. She was the bookkeeper for the family farm. She was preceded in death by her husband Champ, on April 24, 1981; two brothers, Robert and Carson Sharp, and two sisters, Anne Lee Walker and Jeanette M. Moore. She is survived by her daughter Kathryn Woodward, Kansas City; her son Kent Woodward and wife Pat, and their children, Quade and Gage, all of Blairstown; sister Wilma Stewart of Wichita Falls, Texas, and brother John H. Sharp of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

WOODY, Arthur
b: Dec 1886, Henry Co, MO
d: May 17 1910, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Fields Creek Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, May 21 1910 - Died, at the home of his parents, Davis Woody and wife, two miles west of Clinton on May 17, Arthur Woody. His malady was lung trouble and he had been sick for months. Burial at Fields Creek.

WOODY, Frederick B. "Freddy"
b: Oct 6 1883, near Coal, Henry Co, MO
d: Mar 22 1909, 2.5 mi W of Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Fields Creek Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Apr 3 1909 - Freddy B. Woody was born near Colesburg, Henry county, October 6, 1883; died at his home two and one-half miles west of Clinton Monday morning, March 29, 1909, aged 25 years. He had been afflicted with a complication of diseases since the middle of April 1907. He suffered a great deal and seemed to be almost at the point of death on several occasions, but with marvelous vitality, he would rally his strength and hopes and get up again, only to be disappointed by another and greater relapse. Just in the flush of useful young manhood, he made a brave effort to regain his health and wanted to live. It seems pitiful that his desire could not be granted. On Thursday before his death, he took a short ride. He wanted to sit up as long as possible and death came when he was seated in a chair. Gently he was placed in his bed and he peacefully passed away. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Davis Woody and he is the second death in thtat family of ten children. A sister, Mrs. Wm. Smith, died Feb. 25, 1907. The three sisters and five brothers are: Mrs. Mary carter, Mrs. John Robertson, Miss Ida, Charles, C. G., his twin brother Samuel, William and Arthur. Funeral at Fields Creek.

WOODY, Hazel Leah
b: Oct 16 1906, W of Clinton, Henry Co, MO
d: Mar 28 1928, W of Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Fields Creek Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Hazel Leah Woody was born October 16, 1906, and passed away at her home two miles west of Clinton, Wednesday, March 28, 1928, being just a little more than 21 years old - stricken in what is normally life's sweetest time of girlhood; young and talented, eager to live and face whatever the days might have had in store for her. She nevertheless met the end with a patience and quiet resignation remarkable in one whose years number so short a span. She was born upon the farm where she passed away and received her grade school education at Russell school. Quick to learn, she graduated early and entered the Clinton high school while still a child, mastering her lessons there with equal ease and graduated from this institution in 1924. It was while attending high school, however, that her health first gave signs of weakening, but she was always of an ambitious and friendly disposition, and loved to visit with her many friends and neighbors, enjoyed the work upon the home farm, and was her mother's constant companion and though always slight and small in body was a willing helper in all the family work or pleasure. She was the second child of Will and Anna Woody. One sister, Opal May, passed away in 1913 and one brother died in infancy. Only one brother, Howard, survives her, to cheer and comfort his parents. Gradually she grew more frail, and physicians advised sending her to Mt. Vernon, as she had gone into the first stages of that dread disease, tuberculosis. After nearly five months at Mt. Vernon, she returned to her home greatly improved in health and seemingly strong again, rejoicing because she had come back to the family and relatives and friends to whom she was so dear, though her happiness was of short duration. Even when she realized the disease had once more fastened itself upon her, and even if the days and month passing found her only more weak and frail, eventually making an invalid of her, and the months lengthened into years of sickness, still she kept her spirit high and courageous, not at any time did she complain, not even when in the summer of 1927 she became bedfast. Lying in her bed, her one pastime was needlework, embroidering and stitching tirelessly and with dainty and meticulous care. As soon as one article was finished, she asked for more, happiest when some relative or friend came to visit with her. As she worked, she seemed to dread the time when her hands were quiet, longing to be at work for some one, cheerful and joining in any conversation. Probably two weeks ago she at last told her parents that she realized she must give up all hope of ever regaining health, and that she felt the end was near, as she had suffered intensely since the first of the year, and yet she remained calm, and courageous, trying to console the parents and brother, who through all these years of sickness and suffering had lived but for her and granted her every wish, and who, though heart broken, tried to meet her courage with a courage has high and steadfast. Tuesday night she rested so much better, waking on Wednesday morning, she told them her life was at its close; conscious to the last she talked to them in a whisper. Very quietly at 10 a.m., she went to her rest, the new day bringing to her the wonderful peace and sweetness of immortality. The eyes that closed in pain and suffering opened again to joy everlasting. Her funeral services were conducted at Fields Creek church on Thursday and the body interred in the family lot in the cemetery adjoining; the large church being completely filled with sorrowing relatives and friends, who had come to pay their last respects to the memory of this beloved girl, who had faced her fate so splendidly serene in the faith that she was going to the One who orders all things well. Cold and gray, with a chilly north wind was the day that witnessed this funeral, but exquisitely lovely the numerous floral offerings that lifted their petals to the stormy skies. Cold and lonely and gray, with indescribable grief and loss and tears will be the hearts' skies for many day to come for these parents and this brother, but just as those flowers bloomed through the storm, so will the memory of Hazel's life and her patient sweetness, bloom forever in their remembrance. A relative, who was in constant touch with her throughout her sickness said of her: "No matter how many nice things a person can say about Hazel, they just can't say anything nice enough." What better tribute can be offered to the memory of one who has passed away? In her life there was only that which is a pleasure to remember, and nothing to regret. This remains to comfort this bereaved family.

WOODY, Samuel Lee
b: Oct 6 1883, near Coal, Henry Co, MO
d: Feb 2 1910, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Fields Creek Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Feb 12 1910 - Died February 2, 1910, Samuel Lee Woody, born near Colesburg October 6, 1883, at his home, at the age of 26, a sufferer from lung trouble. He made a brave effort, for he wanted to live. He had been the main support of his family, since his older brothers had gone into homes of their own. Last winter, the family decided to move from the Williams farm to a little place of their own. Much repair and building of several new rooms was necessary and Samuel worked early and late. His twin brother Fred, then in the last stage of the same disease, desired to live to be removed to the new home and earnest prayers were sent forth and God heard and answered, for Fred was allowed to spend nearly one month with the family there. He died March 22. Mr. and Mrs. Davis Woody have the sympathy of the entire community in the death of this, their third child, in less than three years. A daughter, Mrs. William Smith, died Feb. 25, 1907. Their seven living children are Mrs. Mary Carter, Mrs. John Robinson, Miss Ida, Charles, C. G., Wiliam and Arthur. Burial at Fields Creek.

WOOLDRIDGE, Larry G.
b: Aug 6 1942
d: Aug 7 2007, Tightwad, Henry Co, MO
arr:
Consalus Funeral Homes
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Aug 21 2007 - Larry G. Wooldridge, born August 6, 1942, died August 7, 2007, in Tightwad. He accepted the Lord as his Savior and went to Heaven peacefully after a courageous battle with cancer. Services will be at his home on Saturday, August 25, at dusk. Larry served in the United States Army where he had an honorable discharge after a tour in Korea. He retired from Ford Motor Company after 30 years of service. Larry was an avid drag racing fan and loved his football. He adored his Dachshunds, Molly, Mandy and Mo, who were very special to him. Larry was preceded in death by his career Army father, Merle Wooldridge; his mother, Churchill Ann, and his brother Don. He is survived by his best friend of 25 years and his wife of 23 years, Sharron; his sister Lynda; daughter Shelley and her husband Tim; daughter Tara and her partner Chris; son Wade; daughter Angie and her husband Rick; daughter Candena and her husband Brian; grandchildren Lee, Sarah, Kelsey, Zachary, Clayton, Conner, Dylan, Madison and Emily; niece Holly and nephew Tim; high school best friend Fred Waterman and his wife Vivian, Lebanon. He was a man who was tremendously respected by all who knew him. He said a lot with very few words.

WOOLERY, Dorothy Maurine MOTHERSBAUGH
b: Jun 14 1915, W of Lincoln, Benton Co, MO
d: Nov 12 2010, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Lincoln Cemetery, Lincoln, Benton Co, MO
arr: Vansant-Mills Funeral Home

Dorothy Maurine Mothersbaugh Woolery, 95, of Clinton, Missouri died on Friday, November 12, 2010 at Golden Living Center-Westwood, in Clinton, Missouri. Mrs. Woolery was born on June 14, 1915 to Jesse Orange and Frances Wilson Mothersbaugh. On October 31, 1937, she married Floyd Monroe Woolery. Mrs. Woolery enjoyed reading and was a loving mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. Survivors include one daughter, Carolyn Lewis; one granddaughter, Tina Bacon and husband, Brian of Kansas City; one grandson, Brian Lewis and wife Marcie of Osage Beach; and one great granddaughter, Carissa Bacon of Kansas City. She was preceded in death by her husband Floyd Monroe Woolery, her son-in-law, James A. Lewis, her parents Jesse Orange and Frances Wilson Mothersbaugh; two sisters, Christine Ball and Eula Lynch; six brothers, Floyd Mothersbaugh, Louis Mothersbaugh, Lowell Mothersbaugh, Ross Mothersbaugh, Jesse Mothersbaugh, and Francis Mothersbaugh. Funeral services will be held at Vansant-Mills Funeral Home in Clinton, Tuesday, November 16, 2010. Burial will be in the Lincoln Cemetery in Lincoln, Missouri.

WOOLERY, Elton Clifford
b: Sep 5 1919, near Lowry City, St. Clair Co, MO
d: Dec 9 2001, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur: Osceola Cemetery, Osceola, St. Clair Co, MO

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Dec 14 2001 - Elton Clifford Woolery was born September 5, 1919, near Lowry City, son of David Aaron and Helen Almeta Bell Woolery, and died Sunday, December 9, 2001, at Golden Valley Hospital at the age of 82 years. He served his country during World War II with the Army and was honorably discharged in September 1945. On January 31, 1945, he was married to Geraldine Hopkins. She died in 1984. He married Bessie Ahearn on November 22, 1986, and she survives of the home. He was a barber in the Kansas City area for 20 years and a longtime truck driver for Clearfield Cheese, Skyline Trailers and Tracker Boats. He was a member of Butler Assembly of God Church, a deacon at Clinton Assembly of God Church, a member of the Christian Motorcycle Association and VFW Post 11242. He is survived by his wife, Bessie, of the home; one brother, Ray Woolery of Cedarcreek; two daughters, Retta Dircksen and husband, Joe, Owings Mill, Maryland, and Cheryl Brown of Phoenix, Arizona; two stepdaughters, Leoma Neale and husband, Jim, Appleton City, Carolyn Ahearn of Hannibal; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and also a special adopted family, Darryl, Misty, Brandon, Isaac and Nolan Preston, as well as a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends. Funeral services were Thursday, December 13, at Assembly of God Church, Butler. Burial was in Osceola Cemetery.

WOOLERY, Floyd Monroe
b: Jun 23 1912, near Climax Springs, Camden Co, MO
d: Jun 29 2001, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Lincoln Cemetery, Lincoln, Benton Co, MO
arr: Vansant-Mills Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jul 23 2001 - Floyd Monroe Woolery, 89, Clinton, died Friday, June 29, 2001, at Westwood Nursing Center in Clinton. He was born in Camden County, near Climax Springs, son of Christopher Columbus Woolery and Minnie Byrd Woolery on June 23, 1912. During his young life he lived around the Climax Springs area, Dell, south of Warsaw, Cross Timbers, Fairfield and Windsor. He worked at the Windsor Shoe Factory and later worked on several bridge and road crews. He enjoyed dancing and roller skating and riding with his friends in their Ford coupe. On October 31, 1937, he married Dorothy Maurine Mothersbaugh from Lincoln. They moved to Coal in 1942. He was a member of the Coal United Methodist Church and spent 45 years of his life as a farmer. He enjoyed farming, raising registered Hereford cattle, and raising watermelon and cantaloupe to sell on the Clinton Square. He drove his favorite blue pickup truck and to many he was referred to as "the watermelon man with the big hat". He especially enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, Tina Maurine Lewis and Brian Alan Lewis. He was preceded in death by his mother, Minnie Byrd Woolery, Windsor; his father, Christopher Columbus Woolery, Deepwater; three sisters, Lillie Quigley, Windsor, Fern Bisedine, Windsor, Opal Shepherd, Windsor; one brother, Roy Woolery, Edwards, and his son-in-law, James A. Lewis, Deepwater. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Mothersbaugh Woolery, of the home; a daughter, Carolyn Lewis of Deepwater; a granddaughter, Tina Lewis of Nevada, and a grandson, Brian Lewis of Deepwater. Funeral services were held at the Vansant-Mills Chapel on Tuesday, July 3. Burial was in Lincoln.

WOOLERY, James H.
b: Apr 7 1921
d: Feb 28 2002, Windsor, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Laurel Oak Cemetery WI-ZU, Windsor, Windsor Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Hadley Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Mar 4 2002 - James H. Woolery, 80, Windsor, died Thursday evening, February 28, 2002, at his home. He was born April 7, 1921, the son of Oscar James Woolery and Rosie Belle (Thomas) Woolery. On January 4, 1949, in Warsaw, he married Nordema Mae Findley, who survives of the home. Mr. Woolery worked as a plasterer for Labors International Union of North America, Local #633 of Kansas City. He served in the United States Army during World War II and was a member of the Wiseman United Methodist Church, Climax Springs. In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Stanley Woolery, and his wife Arlene, Windsor; two daughters, Cathy Quick, Windsor, and Sheila Gross and her husband Roger, Windsor; five grandchildren, Stacey Cox, Jon Paul Quick, James Scott Woolery, Jeremy Quick and Adam Quick; three great-grandchildren, Brittany Cox, Drew Quick and Jordan Quick, and a nephew, Edwin Bybee. He was preceded in death by a sister, Gladys Bybee and a niece, Sharon Rose. Funeral services were Monday, March 4, at the Hadley Funeral Home. Burial was in Laurel Oak Cemetery.

WOOLERY, Nordema Mae FINDLEY
b: May 12 1928, Sagrada, Camden Co, MO
d: Feb 10 2012, Windsor, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Laurel Oak Cemetery WI-ZU, Windsor, Windsor Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Hadley Funeral Home

Nordema Mae Woolery, 83, of Windsor, Missouri, died Friday morning, February 10, 2012, in Windsor, at the home of her daughter. She was born May 12, 1928, in Sagrada, Mo., the daughter of Earl Gordon Findley and Rosa Lee (Curtright) Findley. On January 4, 1949, in Warsaw, Mo., she married James Harvey Woolery and he preceded her in death February 28, 2002. Nordema was a homemaker and was also a baby sitter, for over 20 years, in her home, "raising" many of the children in Windsor. In addition to the baby sitting, she also took in laundry and ironing for many years. She was a member of Grace Community Church. Nordema was a hard worker who enjoyed and loved her family. Survivors include a son, Stanley Woolery and his wife, Arlene, Windsor, Mo.; 2 daughters, Cathy Quick, Windsor, Mo.; and Sheila Gross and her husband, Roger, Windsor, Mo.; 5 grandchildren, Stacey Cox, Jon Paul Quick, James Scott Woolery, Jeremy Quick, and Adam Quick; 7 great-grandchildren, Brittany Cox, Drew Quick, Jordan Quick, Wyatt Woolery, Delaney Quick, Luke Quick, and Zoey Quick; 1 great-great-grandson, Aydan Williamson; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to her husband, Nordema was preceded in death by 3 brothers, Norman Findley, Virgil "Bud" Findley, and Clarence Findley; and 6 sisters, Hazel Reaves, Ruby Dority, Verna Hankins, Betty Thomas, Elsie Hines, and Opal Findley. Funeral services will be Monday, February 13, at the Grace Community Church, Windsor. Burial will be in the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

WOOLF, Amanda E. "Bettie" MOORE
b: Aug 15 1866, near Shawnee Mound, Henry Co, MO
d: Sep 17 1939, Post Oak, Johnson Co, MO
bur:
Shawnee Mound Cemetery, Shawnee Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Consalus Funeral Homes

Mrs. J. W. Woolf, Oldest Eye Correspondent Dies - Heart Attacks Fatal To Respected Post Oak Resident - Had Written Shawnee Mound Items 48 Years - Funeral Is Thursday - Mrs. J. W. Woolf, the Eye's oldest correspondent, who for more than 48 years had faithfully chronicled the happenings of her neighborhood, Shawnee Mound, died at her home at Post Oak, at 10:50 p.m. Sunday, September 17, 1939. She had suffered heart attacks while visiting at the home of her cousin, W. E. Moore, near Galena, Mo., where her sister, Mrs. L. R. Bradley, of Shawnee Mound, went to assist in her care, last Thursday Mr. Bradley went for Mrs. Woolf and brought her home in an ambulance. Mrs. Woolf, always kindly, gentle throughout life had set her earthly house in preparation and was ready to leave for her home in eternity which she had built by her countless deeds for others, her goodness and cheer, the faith, punctuality, wide scope of vision in all her writings through which she cheered many readers. Possessing and radiating a happy personality, Mrs. Woolf also reflected this quality in her weekly news which she was most prompt in sending, and when she lay ill at Galena, with her sister at her bedside, she worried about her weekly newsletter to the Eye, which she began sending in January, 1891. Mrs. Bradley, who often substituted for Mrs. Woolf when she was on her few visits away or was too ill to write, told her that Mr. Bradley would send the items in for her, which brought a smile to the sufferer's face, with their further promise to carry out this commission in the future. From her place above, this sweet, loving woman's spirit will shine upon them in blessing as they continue the work she loved to do. Amanda E. Moore was born August 15, 1866, near Shawnee Mound, where her father had entered 160 acres of land from the government and on a corner on which stands the Shawnee Mound Church. She became known as "Bettie" and later in life was affectionately called "Aunt Bettie" by all who knew and loved her. October 6, 1897, she was united in marriage to J. W. Woolf, who died in 1920. They lived near Post Oak about three years, then moved to the house where she had since lived, and where friends and acquaintances were ever welcomed. Although no children were given Mr. and Mrs. Woolf, her motherly love encompassed the neighborhood and all whom she knew and this love was returned to her a hundredfold. Mrs. Woolf is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Bradley of Shawnee Mound; Mrs. J. J. Beaty of Creighton and a brother, Sam Moore, of Salt Lake City, Utah, the latter of whom was expected to arrive Wednesday. In addition are her step-children, Oliver Woolf of Springfield, Ohio; Verdie, Laramie, Wyo.; Mrs. G. W. Elliott, Timnath, Colo.; Mrs. Maud Ingram of Texas, Earl of Washington state and Jim of Colorado. Mrs. Woolf was a faithful and valued member of the Shawnee Mound Presbyterian Church, and of the Ladies Aid society there which annually she entertained on the Thursday nearest her birthday which occasion was looked forward to from time to time and regularly scheduled on her friends and neighbors calendars. She loved to travel and in scores of homes she was most welcome. She was constantly busy with writing, crocheting, or sewing. For 11 years she was postmistress at Post Oak, and after that became assistant. Funeral services will be Thursday (today) at 2:30 p.m. at the Shawnee Mound Church by Rev. J. W. Hill of Warrensburg, formerly of Montrose and her beloved pastor. Burial at Shawnee Mound cemetery. Until then the body laid in state at the Consalus & Peck funeral home.

WOOLF, Wilhelmina ASKEW
b: Jul 22 1848, Logan Co, KY
d: Jan 27 1892, near Shawnee Mound, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Providence Cemetery, Post Oak Twp, Johnson Co, MO
Clinton MO, Feb 6 1892 - Died, Mrs. Wilhelmina Woolf, at the family residence near Shawnee Mound, Henry County, Jan. 27, 1892 after an illness of three months and 22 days. She was a daughter of Robert W. Askew and was born in Logan County, Ky., July 22, 1848; professed religion at the Duncan Camp Ground in September 1865 at a meeting held by Rev. Timothy Frogge. Moved with her father's family to Johnson county in November 1866 and united with the Shilo M. E. Church Feb. 1867. Married James W. Woolf September 25, 1867 and is the mother of 12 children. A dutiful daughter, faithful wife, kind mother and sister. Funeral at Providence Church in Johnson county, by Rev. Dowdy of the M. E. Church South.

WOOLFOLK, John Lewis
b: Nov 4 1850, Rock Bridge, Boone Co, MO
d: Aug 5 1938, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO

Clinton MO - John L. Woolfolk for many years a well known and important Clintonian, died at his Kansas City home, 3630 Warwick Blvd., early Friday, August 5, at the rich age of 88. He was a man of indomitable will and shrewd business judgment, who rose above adverse circumstances or opposition by virtue of these qualities and took the success life granted him with modesty. John Lewis Woolfolk was born November 4, 1850, at Rock Bridge, in Boone County on a farm near Columbia. As a lad of six he came with his family to Henry County by team, in six days, their cattle, horses, hogs, sheep and some 40 slaves composing the retinue. His grandfather, Wm. John Woolfolk, who had served in Washington's army, as a lad of 13, is buried in Boone County. He came to Missouri 103 years ago. The Woolfolks made their first Henry County home on Tebo and John L.'s brothers were schoolmates of the James Boys, and his mother is said to have cut a paper currency bill in two and sent a half to each of her sons to help with their education. Their father died when John was 12 years of age and though his schooling had only gotten to compound fractions in Ray's arithmetic he went to work to help care for his mother, brothers and sisters. In 1869 Mr. Woolfolk came to Clinton - financial success seemed to be his and in his 20th year he helped organize the Citizens Bank in Clinton at the northwest corner of the square which kept its identity until some 60 years alter it was merged into the Brinkerhoff-Faris Trust and Savings Company. Mr. Woolfolk bought the Clinton Water Works, the gas and electric holdings of the city and owned much real estate on the square. November 20, 1879, Miss Alice Dawson of St. Louis County became his bride. Their home was at the corner of Second and Ohio streets where C. J. Keil lives today. One daughter, Mary, now Mrs. Beverly C. Platt, of the Kansas City home was born to them and Ellen Ragland, a niece, now Mrs. Lippincott of Kansas City,was reared by them, her mother dying when she was a small child. When Mr. Woolfolk moved to Kansas City 43 years ago, he sold all of his holdings in Clinton and having great faith in the future of Kansas City, invested in good city business property. He successfully weathered all the nation's panics from that of 1873 to 1929, making it his unfailing policy to be a buyer during all those periods when other people wanted to sell. And on his 80th birthday he is quoted as having said, "I don't buy real estate to sell, but to keep - good real estate does not have to be sold." He has large holdings in south side business frontage on Waldo and South Troost, while the Fairfax building at 11th and Baltimore is the most valuable of his downtown properties. He and Mrs. Woolfolk, a charming and gracious lady of inherent refinement, also own much valuable real estate in St. Louis county. An infection in his right foot in 1930 caused the loss of his limb below the knee, and shock and physical pain would have taken their toll in the life of a lesser man, but Mr. Woolfolk was devoted to his family, had jobs yet incomplete in his long business career and with undaunted courage learned to walk on crutches and followed his usual routine of daily visits to his office in the Finance Building. Mr. Woolfolk, who was buried in Kansas City Monday, is survived by his beloved wife and daughter above mentioned, Mrs. Ellen Lippincott of Kansas City, Miss Annie Dawson of the home, sister of Mrs. Woolfolk, his sister, Mrs. J. M. Avery, of Clinton and her daughter, Mrs. W. J. Livingston, also Mrs. Henry Frederick Poague of Clinton, daughter of Mrs. Lippincott. Attending the services from Clinton were Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Livingston, and Mrs. W. J. Livingston, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Frederick Poague, Mrs. Haysler Allen Poague and her sister, Mrs. Jack Connell of Banks, Miss., Miss Ann Britts and Mr. and Mrs. Carl A. Crome.

WOOLFOLK, Mary Ann "Polly" PAYNE
b: Feb 5 1811, Christian Co, KY
d: Dec 15 1907, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Hickory Grove Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Mrs. Polly Ann Woolfolk Passes Away In Her Ninety-Seventh Year - Eighty Years Member of Baptist Church - Mrs. Polly Ann Woolfolk was born in Christian county, Ky., Feb. 5, 1811; died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Wiley, in Henry county, Mo., Dec. 15, 1907. She was ninety-seven years old lacking one month and 20 days; was married to Charles T. Woolfolk in 1831, and moved to Boone County, Mo., in 1856. Her husband died in 1862. She was the mother of nine children - six girls and three boys; five of whom are still living; Mrs. Abe Wiley, Mrs. J. M. Avery of Clinton, W. W. Woolfolk of Oregon, Charles T. Woolfolk of Johnson county, Mo., and J. L. Woolfolk of Kansas City. Five generations of her immediate family were living at the time of her death. There are about eighty descendants of her family. Her energy and industry no doubt prolonged her life. She was a member of the Baptist church for over eighty years, and was the purest and noblest of women. The record of her long and useful life is written in words of truth and love upon the hearts of those who knew her best. She is gone, but the waves of her influence, like a beautiful stream, will flow on to make the world better and happier. She lived, she wrought nobly, the evening of life came, her mind was bright until the end. No disease preyed upon her body, she went quietly to sleep to await the Resurrection morn. The funeral services were at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Wiley, near Lewis. After which the remains were laid to rest in Hickory Grove cemetery.

WOOSTER, Margaret HASTINGS
b: 1847, Canada
d: Apr 11 1904, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery WO-ZU, Clinton, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Missouri, Apr 16 1904 - Mrs. George Wooster died at her home on North Third street Monday at 7 p.m. after a year's illness with cancer, being confined to her bed only since last Friday. She was born in New York 57 years ago and had been an obedient daughter, dutiful companion and loving mother. She leaves a heart broken husband and four children - Mrs. Grace Land, Florence, Arthur and Clarence Wooster. Funeral services were conducted from the late home and burial was in Englewood.

WORKMAN, Jason Michael
b: Sep 12 1983
d: Feb 18 2005
bur: Lobb Cemeteryy, Independence, Jackson Co, MO

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Feb 21 2005 - Jason Michael Workman, 21, Independence, died Friday, February 18, 2005, as a result of an auto accident near Clinton. A celebration of his life will be held Tuesday, February 22, at the Noland Road Baptist Church, 4405 South Noland road, Independence. Burial will be in Lobb Cemetery, Independence. He graduated from Truman High School where he was a member of the marching band, swim team and track team. He was a member of the Noland Road Baptist Church. He is survived by his mother Tricia Sauls of Independence; his father Jim Workman of Deepwater; six brothers and sister, Jimmy Workman, Matthew Sauls, Matt Williams, Amy Williams, Cassie Workman and Natalie Sauls, all of Independence, as well as three grandmothers, Shirley Hamilton, Janet Workman and Bea Thomas.

WORMSLEY, John Ray
b: Apr 16 1949
d: Aug 25 2005, Lee's Summit, Jackson Co, MO
bur: Floral Hills Cemetery, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Sep 6 2005 - John Ray Wormsley, 56, Lee's Summit, died Thursday, August 25, 2005, at St. Luke's Hospital in Lee's Summit. Graveside services were Tuesday, September 6, at Floral Hills Cemetery. New Salem Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

WRAY, Tillman
b: Jan 12 1817, near Lynchburg, Campbell Co, VA
d: Feb 2 1903, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery WO-ZU, Clinton, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Missouri, Feb 7 1903 - Tillman Wray, who was born near Lynchburg, Virginia, 80 years and 19 days ago, died in this city Monday morning. He had been in his usual health up to Saturday, when he took a chill which finally resulted in his death. He was a member of the C. P. Church and was buried in Englewood. His wife, who died about 20 years ago, is also buried there. Seven children mourn his loss: Thos. Wray lives in Kansas City; Eugene Wray, Springfield; Wm. Wray, Archie, Cass County; Mesdames S. R. Shadwell, D. C. Botkin and W. M. Stevens, Clinton, and Mrs. Mollie Hereford, Urich. Mr. Wray compiled the following biographical sketch of himself: I was born in Campbell county, Va on the 12th day of January in 1817; raised by my parents; father and mother moved to West Va. with four of the youngest children in 1847, in the fall, and went back in the spring of 1848; I joined the Baptist church in 1849; in 1850 I was married to Sarah C. Hereford and in 1857 I came to Mo., in Cass county. In 1861, I came to Henry county, on Marshall Creek and lived there until 1865 when I came here in the neighborhood and have been here ever since. My wife died Jan. 10, 1883. We had 12 children, 3 boys and 9 girls, 4 girls dying in infancy; 4 girls and 3 boys now living on this date, March 18, 1893. I have one brother and one sister in Lynchburg, Va.; two sisters in Ohio, one brother in Huntington, West Va.; one sister in Iowa, one brother in Arkansas, and two brothers and 2 sisters dead.

WRIGHT, Arnel Avis "Bud"
b: May 20 1911, Talley Bend, St. Clair Co, MO
d: Dec 4 2001, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery WO-ZU, Clinton, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Consalus Funeral Homes

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Dec 17 2001 - A. A. "Bud" Wright was born May 20, 1911, at Talley Bend, son of Taylor and Catharine Cross Wright. He died December 4, 2001, at his home. He was a member of Lowry City Baptist Church, VFW Post 1894 and the American Legion. He was a self-employed truck driver. He proudly served in the United States Army during World War II. He married the former Marjorie Smith at Osceola in 1993. He loved fishing with Marjorie. His illness required him to be homebound for the last six months and Marjorie lovingly cared for him. Preceding him in death were his first wife, Edna, September 1964; three sisters, Blanche Hoover, Helen Ruffenaucht and Eathel Caffey; four brothers, Roy, Nat, Russel and Willard. Survivors include his wife, Marjorie, of the home; three sons, Arnold Allen Wright, Port Aransas, Texas, Newton T. Wright, Clinton, and Harold Wright and wife, Vickie, Calhoun; one daughter, Phena (Penny) Eickelberger, Clinton; two brothers, Dennis Wright and wife, Mary Jane, Lawson, Dayton Wright and wife, Dora, Collins; one sister, Czrena Shulse, Clinton; 10 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren, plus stepchildren, step-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held December 8 at Consalus Chapel-Clinton. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery with military honors.

WRIGHT, Carrie Lucinda GOODRICH
b: Jan 12 1912, Calhoun, Henry Co, MO
d: Aug 25 2003, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Vansant-Mills Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Sep 15 2003 - Carrie Lucinda Wright, daughter of Perry and Carrie (Stocking) Goodrich, was born January 12, 1912, in Calhoun and died at the Golden Valley Hospital, Clinton, on August 25, 2003, at the age of 91 years. Lucinda was married to Van Wright who preceded her in death. She was a member of the Northeast Baptist Church, Clinton. She enjoyed walking and taking care of her pets. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Van, and three brothers, Lawrence Goodrich, Frank Goodrich and David Goodrich. She is survived by one sister, Martha Winkler and one brother Arthur Goodrich, both of Calhoun, as well as a number of nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held at the Northeast Baptist Church, Clinton, on Thursday, August 28. Burial was in the Calhoun Cemetery.

WRIGHT, Dena
b: Oct 10 1906
d: Apr 1 1992, Lincoln, Benton Co, MO
bur:
Laurel Oak Cemetery WI-ZU, Windsor, Windsor Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Davis-Miller Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Dena Wright, Lincoln, passed away Wednesday, April 1. Funeral services will be Saturday, April 9, at the Davis Funeral Home in Lincoln. Burial in Windsor Cemetery.

WRIGHT, Dora H.
b: Sep 11 1923
d: Jan 26 2003, Osceola, St. Clair Co, MO
bur: Marshall Cemetery, Collins, St. Clair Co, MO
arr:
Sheldon-Goodrich Funeral Home
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 27 2003 - Mrs. Dora H. Wright, 79, Collins, a homemaker, died Sunday, January 26, 2003, at Sac-Osage Hospital, Osceola. Funeral services will be Wednesday, January 30, at Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel, Osceola. Burial will be in Marshall Cemetery, Collins.

WRIGHT, Edith Geneva "Jean" JONES
b: Mar 15 1912, New Madrid Co, MO
d: May 4 2003, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery WO-ZU, Clinton, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, May 5 2003 - Edith Geneva (Jean) Wright, 91, Deepwater, died Sunday, May 4, 2003, at Golden Valley Hospital. Graveside services will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 7, at Englewood Cemetery. She was born March 15, 1912, in New Madrid County, daughter of James Monroe and Nuner Lea Benton Jones. She lived in Sikeston, then moved to East Prairie and later to Henry County in 1952. Preceding her in death were her parents; three brothers and three sisters. A nephew Jerry R. Jones, Boomer, West Virginia, and several great-nieces and nephews survive her.

WRIGHT, Edmond Francis
b: Aug 17 1935, Lowry City, St. Clair Co, MO
d: May 31 2002, Warrensburg, Johnson Co, MO
bur: Lowry City Cemetery, Lowry City, St. Clair Co, MO
arr:
Vansant-Mills Funeral Home
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jun 12 2002 - Edmond Francis Wright, son of Elmer P. and Edna (Foster) Wright, was born August 17, 1935, in Lowry City, and died Friday, May 31, 2002, at Western Missouri Medical Center, Warrensburg. Ed was a Marine. He was married to Janice Cooper, who survives of the home. He worked as a maintenance mechanic for the Bayer Company for 21 years, before retiring in 1997. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in North Kansas City. He was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife, Janice, of the home; one son, Scott Wright and wife Brenda, Kansas City; one granddaughter, Lori Arn; one great-grandson, Michael Armendariz; three brothers, Melford Wright and wife Mildred, Holden, Lorenzo Wright and wife Marie, Clinton, and Junior Wright, Lowry City; four sisters, Ila Osborne and husband Harry, Lowry City, Clarice Arnsmeyer and husband Harold, Kansas City, Leta Baker, Lone Jack, and Winnie Brack, Clinton, and one brother-in-law, Larry Cooper and wife Marjory, Clinton. Funeral services were held at the Vansant-Mills Chapel on Tuesday, June 4. Burial was in the Lowry City Cemetery.

WRIGHT, Edna L. COTTON
b: Feb 12 1939, Lake Ozark, MO
d: Dec 23 2012, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
bur:
Laurel Oak Cemetery WI-ZU, Windsor, Windsor Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Hadley Funeral Home

Edna L. Wright, 73, of Windsor, Missouri, died early Sunday morning, December 23, 2012, at Kansas City Hospice House, Kansas City, Missouri. She was born February 12, 1939, in Lake Ozark, Missouri, the daughter of George Thomas Cotton and Carrie (Wright) Cotton. On June 21, 2009, she married Larry L. Wright and he survives of the home in Windsor. Edna obtained her G.E.D. and later an L.P.N. degree. She was an accountant for Central Hardware, in Bridgeton, Mo., for over 20 years before her retirement. She was a member of the Teamsters Local Union 688, St. Louis, Mo., and the Clinton Church of the Nazerene. In addition to her husband, Edna is survived by 4 sons, Johnny Waller, Windsor, Mo.; Rev. Tom Waller, Clinton, Mo.; Oscar Waller, Gulf Port, Mississippi; Roland Waller, O’Fallen, Mo.; a daughter, Richetta Tarwater, Windsor, Mo.; numerous grandchildren; great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. Edna was preceded in death by 2 brothers, Raymond Cotton and Floyd Cotton; 3 sisters, Georgia McDowell; Burma Brown and Verne Seachrest and a grandson Alan Tarwater. Funeral services will be Friday, December 28, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial will be in the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

WRIGHT, Foster P.
b: Jan 20 1807, Hampshire Co, MA
d: Jun 30 1887, Jefferson City, Cole Co, MO

Clinton MO, Jun 25 1887 - Judge Foster P. Wright died Thursday night, June 30, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Chas. A. Pollock, in Jefferson City. He was born in Hampshire county, Mass. January 20, 1807 and was well known all over this State, having been elected to the legislature from Pike county in 1836 and the following year was appointed circuit judge by Gov. Boggs and went to Warsaw to reside. In 1848 he was reappointed and at the end of the term, Waldo P. Johnson was elected; but in 1859, Judge Wright was again elected and remained in office until the Civil War. He became a citizen of Clinton in 1870 and was elected to the bench of the 22nd circuit. Moving to the capitol in 1881, he practiced in the different courts and proved to be a grand man. In August, 1837, he married Miss Nancy McClanahan of South Carolina. They had 11 children, six now living.

WRIGHT, Frank
b: abt 1932
d: Nov 4 2008, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
bur: Lowry City Cemetery, Lowry City, St. Clair Co, MO
arr:
Sheldon-Goodrich Funeral Home
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Nov 6 2008 - Frank Wright, 76, Lowry City, died Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2008, at St. Joseph Medical Center, Kansas City. Funeral services will be Saturday, Nov. 8, at the Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel, Osceola, with burial in Lowry City Cemetery.

WRIGHT, Gladys L.
b: Oct 16 1924
d: Feb 11 2002, Osceola, St. Clair Co, MO
bur: Lowry City Cemetery, Lowry City, St. Clair Co, MO
arr:
Sheldon-Goodrich Funeral Home
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Feb 11 2002 - Gladys L. Wright, 77, Lowry City, died Monday, February 11, 2002, at the Sac-Osage Hospital in Osceola. She is survived by five sisters, Winnie Brownsberger and Sue Goth, Montrose, Audry Huenefeldt, Raytown, Dorrit Caufield of Vilonia, Arkansas, and Beverly Munsterman, Independence. Funeral services will be Wednesday, February 13, at the Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel in Osceola with burial in Lowry City Cemetery.

WRIGHT, Hattie WEBSTER
b: n/a
d: Dec 31 1931, Los Angeles, CA

Clinton MO - Mrs. Marsh Wright Dead - Word has been received of the death of Mrs. M. P. Wright, December 31, in Los Angeles, Calif. Mrs. Wright's death recalls to many Clinton residents, the pioneer days of Clinton, for her parents, and she, too, were leaders in the social and community life of that time, 1870. Hattie Webster was reared in Henry county, her father being a pioneer farmer, owning large tracts of land which became hers at their death, and she was said to be one of the wealthiest maidens in the county. She made her home with her guardian, D. C. Stone, a banker here, and received her education in a St. Louis finishing school for young ladies. She was a very attractive woman. Her husband, who survives, is Marshall P. Wright, and at the time of their marriage was a banker in Clinton. They made their home at the corner of Second and Franklin, in a two story brick house, which has long since been destroyed. Two children were given them, Jacqueline and Foster, and later, in California, a daughter, Helen.

WRIGHT, John D.
b: Nov 6 1851, near Huntsville, Randolph Co, MO
d: Mar 7 1907, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Bethlehem Cemetery, Bethlehem Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Mar 16 1907 - John D. Wright died after a few days illness with pneumonia Thursday morning, March 7. Born near Huntsville, Randolph County, Nov 6, 1851; married Ida Metcalf in 1876. They had 9 children, 8 living, 4 girls and 4 boys. Three sons, Ewing, Uri and Sidney, and one daughter, Mrs. Cordelia Lile, live at Exira, Iowa and the others are at home. Mr. Wright was an honest and respected man. Four years ago, he was converted and united with the First Baptist Church, during a meeting at Russell school. Funeral at Bethlehem.

WRIGHT, Joyce Ann BRAMELL
b: May 14 1941, Appleton City, St. Clair Co, MO
d: Sep 6 2001, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Consalus Funeral Homes

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Sep 20 2001 - Joyce Ann Wright was born May 14, 1941, in Appleton City, daughter of W. W. and Irma Middaugh Bramell. She died September 6, 2001, at her home. She married Newton Wright at Clinton in 1959. She was a supervisor for Southwestern Bell Telephone in Kansas City for 30 years, retiring in 1990. Preceding her in death were two sisters, Reva Goodwin and Sandy Sue Bramell, and one brother, Donald Bramell. Surviving are her husband, Newton of the home; parents, W.W. and Irma Bramell, Clinton; two sons, Michael Wright and wife, Kimberly, and Thomas Wright and wife, Barbara, all of Kansas City; one brother, Lester Bramell, Chilhowee; three sisters, Nancy Morrow, Marie Knight, Cheryl Taylor, all of Clinton; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother and will be missed by all. Funeral services were held September 10 at Consalus Chapel-Clinton. Burial was in Clinton Memory Gardens.

WRIGHT, Lillian M. HITE
b: Aug 24 1914, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
d: Mar 24 2002, Overland Park, Johnson Co, KS
bur:
Englewood Cemetery WO-ZU, Clinton, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Consalus Funeral Homes

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 4 2002 - Lillian M. Wright, daughter of Pharies P. and Lillie G. Foster Hite, was born in Clinton August 24, 1914. She died March 24, 2002 in Overland Park, Kansas. She was a graduate of Clinton High School and earned a Bachelor of Science in Education from Central Missouri State University. She was a member of Delta Kappa Gamma, MUSC and Kappa Omicron Phi. She was a member of the Clinton United Methodist Church and the PEO. She was a school teacher and had taught schools in rural Henry County, Maysville and Klamath Falls, Oregon. She married John L. Wright in 1944. He preceded her in death in 1993. Also preceding her in death were her parents; one brother, Pharies Hite, and one sister, Matilda Martin. Survivors include three sisters-in-law, Cuma M. Randolph, Gerry Claudell and Mary Wright, plus numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family, among whom are Tom Randolph, J. D. Randolph, Jean Jones, Terry Claudell, Sandra Claudell, John Graham, Rose Ann Phillips, Ellen Jean McMillian, John Martin, Pharies Hite, Tom Graham, Bill Graham and Mary Braun. Funeral services were held March 28 at Consalus Chapel, Clinton. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery.

WRIGHT, Lorenzo Dail
b: Jan 16 1911, Valhalla, Audrain Co, MO
d: Aug 30 1991, near Deepwater, Henry Co, MO
bur: Landaker Cemetery, Butler Twp, St. Clair Co, MO
arr:
Dickey Funeral Home
Lorenzo Dail Wright was born January 16, 1911, at Valhalla, Missouri, the son of Clarence Coleman and Della (Greenwell) Wright. He departed this life August 30, 1991, at his home near Deepwater, at the age of 80 years. He attended a rural school, graduating from the Clinton High School and later graduated from Draughn's Business College. Springfield, in 1932. On July 30, 1933, he was united in marriage to Dorothy Elizabeth Manuel in Clinton. Three children were born to this union, Robert, Marolyn and Larry. He owned the Garden City Hatchery, later called ABC Farms and Hatchery, from 1935 to 1961, and the Dorothy-Derinda Garment Factory in Clinton, from 1948 to 1950. He owned the Wright Manufacturing Co. in Garden City from 1950 to 1960 and in Denver, Colorado, from 1964 to 1974. He was a Baptist and formerly served in the Civil Air Patrol. He had lived in Clinton, Garden City, and Denver, Colorado, before moving near Deepwater in 1974. On November 9, 1973, he was united in marriage to Mildred Bernice Parker, in Jamestown, Colorado. Dail and Millie owned and operated Millie Wright interiors and the Wright Mower Shop near Deepwater. His lifelong love of the outdoors of hunting and fishing began when he was a child, on his grandparents' farm near the Osage River, through his years at Garden City, and right up to the present when he still enjoyed fishing. His favorite fishing spot in years past was the Osage River, where the catfish were a real challenge. Even after Truman Lake covered the river, in his mind's eye, it was still as he remembered years ago. He began annual trips to Colorado's western mountains years ago for deer and elk hunting and trout fishing and his close friendships with outdoorsman there continued throughout his life. Even after giving up hunting, he still loved driving and walking through his beloved Ozarks and Osage River areas, and he continued to visit the deer camp his aunt and uncle ran each November. Dail and Millie made many trips through the western states over the 18 years of their marriage. The mountains from Colorado up through Montana were special favorites to visit. He loved watching rodeos, and they visited the Calgary stampede several years ago. Dail, Millie and Violet, Dail's sister, traveled a month ago to the Cheyenne Frontier Days, and he had vowed to friends that he would ride the first black bull that left the bucking chutes. Dail and Millie also shared a love of books, especially about early western life, pioneer history, Western Indians and early characters of this area, such the James and Younger families. He spent many happy hours reading stories by Zane Gray, Harold Bell Wright, Will James, and many other authors from their book collection. He developed a love of music early in life, favoring the real country music sound of his boyhood, and he played the fiddle, guitar,and mandolin. His gourd mandolin was acquired in his early teens by working for a neighboring farmer. He sang gospel music during his years of church life and sang at countless funerals for friends. In 1976, Dail and Millie started Millie Wright Interiors, making custom draperies for people over a large area. They have met so many good people through their contacts in homes. Millie continues to operate the business. At age 74, he started yet another business, that of lawn mower repair and sales. He learned the basic mechanical skills from a real craftsman and supplemented that with long hours of persistent work. He made many friends in the Deepwater and surrounding areas by honest, caring service and, even after he was unable to keep up the mechanical work himself, many folks still stopped by to visit with him. He never really retired. Besides his parents he was preceded in death by his first wife, Dorothy in 1958, and one son, Larry Dail Wright in 1976. He is survived by his wife, Millie Wright, of the home; one son. Robert C. (Bob) Wright, Clinton; one daughter, Marolyn Rutt, Garden City; three stepsons, David Parker, Fort McCoy, Wisconsin, Andrew Parker, Key West, Florida, and Gary Parker, Bellevue, Nebraska; six grandchildren: two step-grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; one sister, Violet Norris, Harrisonville; other relatives and many friends. Graveside services and burial were Tuesday, September 3, 1991, at the Landaker Cemetery, Lowry City, Missouri.

WRIGHT, Lorenzo H. "Bingo"
b: Aug 30 1927, Bolivar, Polk Co, MO
d: Oct 1 2008, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur: Lowry City Cemetery, Lowry City, St. Clair Co, MO
arr:
Vansant-Mills Funeral Home
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Oct 13 2008 - Lorenzo H. "Bingo" Wright died Oct. 1, 2008, at his home. He was born on Aug. 30, 1927, in Bolivar, the son of Rev. Elmer and Edna Wright. He served in the United States Navy in 1945-46. He worked for Business Men's Assurance Company for 37 years. He was a member of First Baptist Church, Clinton. Lorenzo was very proud of his family. He was preceded in death by his parents; one infant sister; one sister, Ila Osborn, and her husband Harry; two brothers, Melford and his wife Mildred, and Elmond and two brothers-in-law, Basil Baker and Howard Brack. He is survived by his wife, Marie of the home and two sons, Gregory Wright and wife, Susan of Racket, Missouri and Gary Wright and wife, Angela of Grain Valley, Missouri; one brother, Elmer Wright, Jr. of Lowry City, Missouri; three sisters, Leta Baker of Lone Jack, Missouri, Winnie Brack of Clinton, Missouri and Clarice Arnsmeyer and husband, Harold of Kansas City, Missouri; one sister-in-law, Janice Wright of Gladstone, Missouri and two grandchildren, Molly Wright and Owen Wright. Funeral services were held at Vansant-Mills Chapel on Monday, Oct. 6. Interment was in Lowry City Cemetery.

WRIGHT, Martha Ruth ELLERMAN LONG
b: Dec 24 1917, Cedar Co, MO
d: Jan 22 1995, Smithville, Clay Co, MO
bur: Stockton Cemetery, Stockton, Cedar Co, MO

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Martha Ruth Wright was born in Cedar County to Frank Perkins Ellerman and Sara Caroline Routh on December 24, 1917. She died January 22, 1995, at Smithville. In 1939 she married Elton Long in Clinton. He was killed in World War II. In 1946 she married William "Bill" Wright in Kansas City, Kansas, and he preceded her in death in 1983. She was also preceded in death by her mother and father and her sister, Reba Welsh, as well as a nephew George Willard Welsh. She is survived by a nephew, Charles Wesley Welsh of Turney, nieces, Anna Ruth Werfele, St. Joseph, Carolyn Sue DeFreeze of Plattsburg, Melva Jane Lockard of Centerview and several great- and great-great-nieces and nephews and a host of friends. She spent most of her life in the Clinton and Stockton area. For the past four years she had resided in Plattsburg. Funeral services were Wednesday, January 25, in Brumback Funeral Home. Burial was in Stockton Cemetery.

WRIGHT, Mary Martha
b: 1867
d: Jun 20 1955, Springfield, Greene Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery WO-ZU, Clinton, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Cook Funeral Home

Clinton MO - Funeral services for Mrs. John L. Wright, long a Chilhowee resident, who died June 20 at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Marguerite Land, Springfield, Mo., where she had made her home the past five years, were conducted June 22, at the Chilhowee Baptist Church. Interment was in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton, under the direction of Cook Funeral Home.

WRIGHT, Melvin Parks
b: Oct 4 1909
d: Oct 18 2004, Dayton, OH
bur: Wright Creek Cemetery, Jackson Twp, St. Clair Co, MO
arr:
Sheldon-Goodrich Funeral Home
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Oct 20 2004 - Melvin Parks Wright, 95, Xenia, Ohio and formerly of Lowry City, died Monday, October 18, 2004, at the VA Medical Center, Dayton, Ohio. Funeral services will be Sunday, October 24, at Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel, Osceola with burial in Wright Creek Cemetery, Lowry City.

WRIGHT, Michael Eugene
b: Jan 1 1950, Ft. Scott, KS
d: May 23 2004, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
arr:
Vansant-Mills Funeral Home
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jul 2 2004 - Michael Eugene Wright, son of Eugene Lewis and Ruby Maxine (Harris) Wright, was born January 1, 1950, in Ft. Scott, Kansas, and died at his home in Clinton on May 23, 2004, at the age of 54 years. Michael had lived in Kansas City before moving to Clinton. He worked in commercial construction. He was a member of the Eagles Lodge, Clinton, and the Moose Lodge in Kansas City. He is survived by his loving companion, Betty Duke of the home; one daughter, Michelle Kimmell and husband, Andrew, Nevada, Missouri; two sons, Mark Duke and wife Sue, Bouton, Iowa, and Mitch Duke, Houston, Texas; four sisters, Joyce Johnson and husband Raymond, Farber, Leana Worthington and husband Mike, Osage Beach, Shirley Imai and Debbie Savage and husband Joe, all of Ottawa, Kansas, and one brother Art Wright and wife Patti, Blue Springs. Memorial services were held at the Vansant-Mills chapel, Clinton, on Wednesday, May 26.

WRIGHT, Mildred L. SHIPLEY
b: Mar 26 1918, Missouri
d: Aug 10 2004, Plattsburg, Clinton Co, MO
bur: Crescent Hill Cemetery, Adrian, Bates Co, MO
arr:
Atkinson Funeral Home
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Aug 19 2004 - Mildred L. Wright, 86, Plattsburg, formerly of Archie, died Tuesday, August 10, 2004, at Oak Ridge of Plattsburg. She was born March 26, 1918, in Missouri, the daughter of Oren Homer and Martha Maggie (Plattner) Shipley. She married Herman C. Wright December 20, 1941, in Kansas. Mrs. Wright owned and operated, along with her husband, Herman, a chicken hatchery and a clothing store in Archie for many years before retiring in 1985. She was a member of the Archie United Methodist Church, the Archie VFW Ladies Auxiliary and the Archie Modern Priscilla Club. Her hobbies included flower and vegetable gardening. Mrs. Wright was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Herman, on April 30, 2000; one brother Lyle Shipley and three sisters, Orma Stevens, Catherine Ward and Betty Warner. Survivors include two daughters Kay Hayworth and husband Pete, Olathe, Kansas, and Ronda Prewitt and husband Ron, Braymer; three brothers, O. H. "Jr." Shipley and Donald Shipley, both of Archie, and Lester Shipley, Lee's Summit; two sisters, Opal Taylor, Clearlake, California, and Loretta Wright, Holt; seven grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren, and many nieces, nephews and friends. Graveside services were Saturday, August 14, at Crescent Hill Cemetery, Adrian.

WRIGHT, Nancy
b: abt 1813
d: May 1893, California

Clinton MO, May 13 1893 - Mrs. Nancy Wright, wife of the late Foster P. Wright, died in California a few days since, at the advanced age of 80.

WRIGHT, Patricia "Patti" STOCKING
b: Sep 20 1936, Bloomfield, NE
d: Dec 24 2006, Olathe, Johnson Co, KS
bur:
Laurel Oak Cemetery WI-ZU, Windsor, Windsor Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Bradley & Hadley Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Dec 27 2006 - Patricia (Patti) Wright, 70, Windsor, died Sunday, December 24, 2006, at the Olathe Medical center, Olathe, Kansas. She was born September 20, 1936, in Bloomfield, Nebraska, to Clark Owen Stocking and Dorothy Lucille Jones. She married Larry Wright on October 28, 1955, in Correctionville, Iowa. He survives of the home. She was employed as a hairdresser for several years. For the last 13 years, Patti and Larry have worked as transporters for Royal Oaks Hospital in Windsor. She was a member of the First Nazarene Church in Sioux City, Iowa, and was attending Clinton Church of the Nazarene. Additional survivors are a son Lamont L. Wright, Sioux City, Iowa; a daughter Elizabeth A. Herrick and her husband Patrick, Olathe, Kansas; four brothers, Vernon Stocking and wife Gayle, Windsor, Roger Stocking and his wife Lura, Windsor, Greg Stocking, Hazard, Kentucky, and Bryan Stocking and his wife Carol, Sioux City; three sisters, Karen Edwards, Kingsley, Iowa, Nancy Davis and her husband John, Leeton, and Becky Weinert and her husband Mike, Tucson, Arizona; six grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be Thursday, December 28, at Bradley & Hadley Funeral Home, Clinton. Burial will be in Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

WRIGHT, Sarah
b: abt 1823, Richmond, VA
d: Sep 1895, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Antioch Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Sep 7 1895 - Funeral services were held Friday afternoon for Mrs. Sarah Wright, colored, died at her home in Clinton, aged 72. She was born in Richmond, Virginia. Burial in the colored graveyard.

WRIGHT, Susie Annie PARKS
b: May 21 1893, St. Clair Co, MO
d: Oct 11 1993, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur: Wright Creek Cemetery, Jackson Twp, St. Clair Co, MO
arr:
Sheldon-Goodrich Funeral Home
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Susie Annie Parks was born May 21, 1893 to John William Parks and Rosa Annie Duff Parks in St. Clair County. She departed this life October 11, 1993, at the Golden Valley Hospital in Clinton, at the age of 100 years, 4 months and 21 days. Susie professed her faith in Christ and was baptized at the age of 16 when she joined the Wright's Creek Baptist church. Susie was married to John Grover (Glow) Wright on June 9, 1912. To this union were born seven children, two of whom died in infancy. She is survived by a daughter, Jewell Harvey of Kansas City, a son, Herman C. Wright of Clinton, a son, Kenneth R. Wright of Kearney, and a daughter, Freda Tally of Clinton. Another daughter, Erma Allard of Winnipeg, Canada preceded her in death in 1990. Susie was one of five children born to the Parks family. Her eldest sister, Retta Wright, died in 1988 at 99 1/2 years, a brother Charles died in 1977, a sister, Ella Pilant, age 95 1/2 resides in Clinton. During much of their early married life Glow and Susie lived in the Lowry City vicinity where Glow farmed and did carpenter work. Eventually Glow went to work for the railroad as a machinist. His service occurred in Pittsburg, Ks. and Kansas City where he retired. After this death in 1979, Susie continued to reside in Kansas City until 1986 when she moved to Clinton. Susie was a devoted wife and mother and will be sorely missed by friends and relatives. Other surviving relatives include 12 grandchildren, Mrs. Kay Hayworth of Olathe, Ks., Mrs. Ronda Prewitt of Braymer, Jeanie Butcher of Kansas City, Susie and Lina Wright of Kearney, Mrs. Judy Richardson of Independence, Mrs. Martha Schake of Kremmling, Colorado, Dennis Allard, Mike Allard, Sandra Allard, Maurice Allard, all of Winnipeg, Canada and James Allard of Seattle, Wa. There are also 20 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services were, Thursday, October 14, at Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel. Burial was in Wright's Creek Cemetery.

WRIGHT, William Albert
b: Feb 16 1926, Valhalla, Audrain Co, MO
d: Feb 1 2006, St. Joseph, Buchanan Co, MO
bur: Appleton City Cemetery, Appleton City, St. Clair Co, MO
arr:
Sheldon-Goodrich Funeral Home
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Feb 3 2006 - William Albert Wright was born February 16, 1926, in Valhalla, Missouri, to William Van and Marth (Major) Wright and died February 1, 2006, in St. Joseph. He married Irene Corum August 21, 1951. He was drafted into the Army during the Korean War. While in the Army he achieved the rank of Corporal. He is survived by his wife of the home Irene; two daughters, Debbie Sue Wright and Kelly Joe Ann Knepp, and husband Clayton III; one brother Cecil Wesley Wright, El Dorado, Illinois; one granddaughter, Bailey Pearl James; numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Funeral services will be Saturday, February 4, in the Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel with burial in Appleton City Cemetery.

WRIGHTMAN, Eliza
b: abt 1821, Ripley, NY
d: Dec 20 1898, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery WO-ZU, Clinton, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Dec 24 1898 - Died in this city Tuesday morning, Mrs. Eliza Wrightman, 77. Deceased was born in Ripley, N.Y. and has been a resident of Clinton since 1868. She leaves a son and daughter to mourn her loss - John Wrightman, the well-known MKT passenger conductor, and Mrs. E. J. Lake.

WUTHNOW, Wyeth Leland
b: Dec 16 1926
d: Apr 1 2005, Osceola, St. Clair Co, MO
bur: Lowry City Cemetery, Lowry City, St. Clair Co, MO

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 4 2005 - Wyeth Leland Wuthnow, 78, Lowry City, died Friday, April 1, 2005, at Sac-Osage Hospital in Osceola. Funeral services were Monday, April 4, at Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Deepwater. Burial was in Lowry City Cemetery.

WYATT, Aaron
b: abt 1790
d: Aug 1 1886, Henry Co, MO

The Clinton Eye - Aaron Wyatt, age 96, died at his home in Tebo township Sunday, last, August 1, 1886. He has resided in this county 12 years.

WYATT, Anna Laurie RAGLAND DUNCAN
b: Jun 28 1876, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
d: Jun 14 1957, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery WO-ZU, Clinton, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Services for Mrs. Annie Laurie Wyatt were held Monday, June 17, at Vansant Funeral Home. Burial was in Englewood with casket bearers: Robert Ragland, John Ragland, Howard and Baker Ragland, Dan Ragland and Calvin Ragland. Mrs. Wyatt, born June 28 1877 (sic 1876), in Clinton, was the daughter of Robert and Laura Gillespie Ragland. She was married to John Duncan who died. Later she married Joe Wyatt, also deceased. Mrs. Wyatt, noted for her culinary skill, loved to entertain kinsmen. Later in life, when she went to live with her good friends, Mrs. and Mrs. Charley Jones, her thoughts and joys were centered on her five grandchildren. Their letters and their interests were her delight. Mrs. Wyatt became ill Thursday and was taken to the Clinton General Hospital where her death occurred Friday, June 14. She leaves two daughters, Mrs. John Tubbesing, Bakersfield, Calif., and Mrs. Curtis Endicott, Clinton. The deceased was a member of the Christian Church at Creighton.

WYATT, Irene FISHER
b: Feb 15 1910, Spokane, WA
d: Jul 6 2003, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur: Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Pleasant Hill, Cass Co, MO
arr:
Vansant-Mills Funeral Home
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jul 18 2003 - Irene Wyatt, Clinton, daughter of O. B. and Marie (Gallop) Fisher, was born February 15, 1910, in Spokane, Washington, and died at her home in Clinton on July 6, 2003, at the age of 93 years. Irene was married to John Wyatt on October 11, 1930, and he preceded her in death in December 1972. She was a beautician. She was a member of the Clinton United Methodist Church. She is survived by one sister, Nadine Weir of Osawatomie, Kansas; three nephews, Lelend Harness and Buck Harness, both of Clinton, and Bob Weir of Osawatomie, Kansas; three nieces, Gertrude Harness Blevins of Bono, Arkansas, Judy Weir Ladda of Hershey, Pennsylvania, and Betty Sue Weir Dodson, as well as a cousin, Ralph Charles of Clinton. Memorial services were held at the Clinton United Methodist Church Wednesday, July 9. Burial was in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery.

WYATT, Lawrence D. "Larry"
b: Nov 24 1936, Hamilton, OH
d: Mar 18 2012, Windsor, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Laurel Oak Cemetery WI-ZU, Windsor, Windsor Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Hadley Funeral Home

Larry Wyatt, 75, of Windsor, Missouri, died Sunday morning, March 18, 2012, at his home in Windsor. He was born November 24, 1936, in Hamilton, Ohio, the son of Lawrence Daniel Wyatt and Dorothy Irene Kain. On June 16, 1956, in Knob Noster, Mo., he married Nancy Carolyn Maudlin and she survives of the home. He was a member of the United States Air Force, serving from 1954 to 1956. Larry worked at the Ford Motor Company in Woodhaven, Michigan for 25 years as an electrician repairman. After retiring in 1991, he and Nancy moved back to Windsor where he enjoyed playing golf and working with wood and metal in his shop. He also enjoyed yard work. He was a member of the United Auto Workers 387, the Disabled American Veterans, and the Veterans of Foreign Wars. He was also a member and deacon of the Tebo Baptist Church, rural Windsor, and a former member of the Assembly of God Church of Windsor. He taught adult Sunday School classes for many years. In addition to his wife, Nancy, survivors include 2 sons, Lawrence Dale Wyatt and his wife Julie, Belgrade, Montana; Ronald Lee Wyatt, Cole Camp, Mo.; 5 grandchildren, Lawrence James Wyatt and his wife Tamara, Shawn Henry Wyatt, Rebecca Ann Wyatt, Nicholas Andrew Wyatt, and Jeanette Carolyn Wyatt; 1 great-granddaughter, Aspen Wyatt; 1 sister, Shirley Arnold, Florida; 1 brother, Richard Wyatt, Monroe, Mich.; and numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews. He was preceded in death by 3 sisters, Delores Iacoangeli, Donna Lynette Williams, and Lowanda Ward. Funeral services will be Wednesday, March 21, 2012, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial will be at the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

WYATT, Martha Ellen VENABLE
b: Aug 24 1917, near Leeton, Johnson Co, MO
d: Nov 20 2005, Leeton, Johnson Co, MO
bur: Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Warrensburg, Johnson Co, MO
arr: Sweeney-Phillips & Holdren

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Nov 22 2005 - Martha Ellen Venable Wyatt, 88, Leeton, died Sunday, November 20, 2005, at Country Club Care Center where she had lived the past few weeks since suffering a massive stroke. She was born August 24, 1917, near Leeton to Charles Lewis Venable and Waketta Pauline Redford Venable. On October 4, 1940, she married Forrest E. Wyatt in Lamar. She graduated from Leeton High School in 1935 and attended Southwest Baptist College in Bolivar where she earned her teaching degree. She later earned a Bachelor of Science and a Master's of Science degrees in Education from Central Missouri State University. Her teaching career began in Dunham Country School near Chilhowee. She completed her teaching career, retiring in 1979 from the Clinton School System after stints with Leeton, Shawnee Mound and Kingsville. She was the third of four generations to be employed by the Shawnee Mound District. She was a member of the Leeton Baptist Church until her marriage, then she transferred to the Christian Church where her membership remained. She was also a member of Mary and Martha Circle, Leeton Study Club, Leeton Homemakers, Leeton Alumni Association, L.E.C. "Rook" Club, Missouri State Teachers Association, CTA, among other organizations. She served as an officer in most of these organizations. Survivors include two sons, Forrest Eugene "Gene" Wyatt of Vienna, Virginia, and Robert Wayne "Bob" Wyatt of Leeton, as well as a host of friends. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband on December 14, 1988. Funeral services will be Wednesday, November 23, at Northside Christian Church, Warrensburg. Burial will be in Warrensburg Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

WYATT, Susan
b: abt 1803
d: 1893, near Leeton, Johnson Co, MO

Mrs. Susan Wyatt, aged 90, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Louisa Wallace, near Leeton, Wednesday last week. She was the mother of 13 children, 12 of whom are living.

WYSONG, Herbert W. "Rick"
b: Jun 26 1894, Calhoun, Henry Co, MO
d: Mar 1 1959, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Herbert W. "Rick" Wysong, 64, of 806 East Franklin, died after a long illness about 6:15 am Mar. 1, at Clinton General Hospital where he had been a patient since Feb. 24. Funeral services will be conducted Mar 4, at the Consalus Funeral Home. Burial will be in Englewood Cemetery. Herbert W. Wysong, the second youngest of seven children of Lorenzo D. and Martha Burton Wysong, was born June 26, 1894, in Calhoun MO. His father died at Calhoun when he was a teenage boy, years ago. There he grew to manhood and left to serve in the armed services in World War I. Upon his return to civilian life his mother and family moved to Clinton which had since been his home. His mother died in December, thirty years ago. For many years "Rick", as he was popularly known, was employed with the city and at one time was Clinton's chief of police. He later became an employee in the power plant of Missouri Public Service. After 12 years there he was forced to retire, due to ill health. In November 1954 he suffered a stroke and at various times periodic recurrences. He was a member of the Calhoun Methodist Church and of the Clinton American Legion Post. He leaves three sisters, Miss Rose of the home, who devotedly cared for him in his long illness, Mrs. A. B. Langston of St. Paul MN and Mrs. A. P. Smith of San Diego CA.

WYSONG, Johnnie Walker
b: Sep 4 1877, Windsor, Henry Co, MO
d: abt 1943, Tonkawa, Kay Co, OK

Tonkawa OK - Funeral services for Johnnie Walker Wysong, 66, who died at his home in Tonkawa, 624 North Ninth, at 2:30 pm Monday, will be held at the Christian church of Tonkawa Wednesday and burial will be in the Billings cemetery, under the direction of Roberts funeral home. Mr. Wysong's death followed a long illness. He formerly was employed as an oil field worker but had retired about 10 years ago. He was born Sept 4, 1877 at Windsor Mo, and came to Drumright in 1918. He lived in Three Sands for a time and moved to Tonkawa 15 years ago. Surviving are his wife, Betty; two daughters, Mrs. Margaret Bushman, 526 West Florence, and Mrs. George Brownfield, Ponca City; and a son, Russell of the home; three sisters, Rosie Wysong, Clinton Mo, Mrs. Hattie Smith, San Francisco, and Mrs. Thelma Langston, Chicago; and two brothers, Rick and Ora, both of Clinton.

WYSONG, Martha Elizabeth BURTON
b: May 1861, near Clarksburg, Cooper Co, MO
d: Dec 21 1928, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Clinton people were shocked to learn of the death of Mrs. Mattie Elizabeth Wysong, who passed away at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon after an illness of only a few days. She had suffered from a cold for about a week, but continued doing her house work until she was forced to take her bed last Saturday, suffering from influenza, which developed into that dread malady, pneumonia, from which she was unable to rally. Martha Elizabeth Burton was born in Cooper County on a farm near Clarksburg, sixty years ago(?), and became the bride of Lorenzo D. Wysong, who died 19 years ago. She was a good neighbor, a good friend and a mother whose pride and delight has ever been in rearing her children and developing them into the fine men and women who have occupied such an honored position in our community. She was possessed of qualities that made her beloved by her countless friends. She is survived by six children, John Wysong, of Tonkawa, OK, Mrs. A. P. Smith of Clinton, Ora W. Wysong, Clinton; Miss Rose Wysong, of Clinton; Herbert Wysong, of Clinton and Mrs A. B. Langston of Kansas City.

WYSONG, O. W. "Barlow"
b: Sep 16 1885, Benton Co, MO
d: Jan 21 1949, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery WO-ZU, Clinton, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Consalus Funeral Homes

Clinton MO - O. W. (Barlow) Wysong died at this home, 204 South Fifth street at 4:15 o'clock Friday morning January 21. Mr. Wysong had been ill for six months after treatment in a Kansas City Hospital failed to aid his condition, he returned to Clinton, where his health gradually declined. Mr. Wysong was born in Benton county, Mo., on September 16, 1885, but had spent the greater part of his life in Clinton, where he had been engaged in the automobile business and for a number of years was engaged in real estate transactions, being very successful in this field. Barlow Wysong was a widely known man, well liked by young and old. He had a wonderful sense of humor, and his cheery remarks showed his clear perspective on every question, couched in plain words displaying a wit of the Will Rogers type. He was charitable in his views of everyone and everything and was a popular figure in every gathering as he radiated friendship. During his illness his countless friends daily prayed for some word of hope about his condition, and may visitors were at the house, knowing they could not see him, but could merely express their interest in him by going to the home. He was a member of the Clinton Lodge 1034 B.P.O. Elks. He is survived by his wife, Ina Mae (Russell) Wysong and a brother, Herbert (Rick) Wysong, of Clinton and two sisters, Rose, of Clinton and Mrs. A. B. Langston, of St. Paul, Minne,. and Mrs. A. P. Smith, of San Diego, Calif. Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at the Consalus and Peck Funeral Home. All of Mr. Wysong's brother and sisters were here, except Mrs. A. P. Smith, of San Diego, Calif., who was unable to attend. Interment was in Englewood Cemetery.

 

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