St. Clair County Obits

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GALLOWAY, Allen Milton
Hill & Son Funeral Home
19 September 1919 – 2 February 2002
Allen Milton Galloway, son of Harrison Edwin and Pearl Octavia (Howard) Galloway, was born in Rockville, Missouri September 19, 1919 and departed this life February 2, 2002 at his home in Lee’s Summit, Missouri at 82 years of age. “Bill” as he was know to his family and friends, lived in Rockville; Sweet Spring, Missouri; Emporia, Kansas; and Lee’s Summit, Missouri where he spent most of his life. Bill was united in marriage to Clara Roberts September 21, 1941 in Rich Hill, Missouri, and to this union seven children were born. Bill farmed for a number of years before he bought and operated a truck line. After the sale of the truck line he worked as a marine boat dealer. Bill returned to farming later in his life. Bill was a member of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Lee’s Summit. He held the priesthood office of teacher. While in Sweet Springs he spent a great deal of time in community and church activities. Later in Lee’s Summit, Bill was involved with Scouting and was an honorary warrior in the tribe of Mic-O-Say. He committed much of his time to youth groups in the church and served in many capacities at church camps. Preceding Bill in death were his parents; two brothers, Harrison E. Galloway, Jr. and Cloyd Leroy Galloway; one sister Betty Jean Galloway; and two grandsons, Alan Leroy Chamley and Jason Langston West. Survivors include his wife Clara of the home; his children, Carolyn Sue Chamley of Sedalia, Missouri, Sylvia June West of Kansas City, Missouri, Mary Allyn and husband Tom Barnes of Butler, Missouri, Julia Marlene and husband Bruce Bredin of Lee’s Summit, Missouri, Chester Allen Galloway and wife Vicki of Lee’s Summit, Missouri, Annetta Kay and husband Roger Toomey of Creighton, Missouri, and Dean Milton Galloway of Kansas City, Missouri; one brother Howard Galloway of Harrisonville, Missouri; two sisters, Sadie Zuber of Lincoln, Missouri and Lelia Swisher of Independence, Missouri; 21 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and a host of friends.

GAMES, Jesse
Appleton City Journal, 1 July 1915
A Fatal Accident - Jesse Games, son-in-law of Mr. and Mrs. John Reid of this city, met his death in a railway accident near Rockville, last Friday morning, an account of which is given elsewhere in this paper in connection with his obituary. Mr. Games was killed by the morning Flyer and the direct cause will probably never be known. The body was taken to Nevada on the train that caused his death, at which place it was prepared for burial and brought to this city Friday night and was taken to the home of John Reid. Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon, conducted by Elder Carpenter. Interment was made in the city cemetery.
A large number of railroad men with their families were here to attend the funeral service, most of them coming from Nevada, Clinton and Sedalia.

GARDNER, Bert
St. Clair County Democrat, 6 June 1940
Farmer Meets tragic death - Tragedy visited the community and claimed as its victim, Bert Gardner. The accident occurred early Thursday morning. He went to the field to finish plowing and planting a field of corn. Mrs. Gardner, seeing the team loose, immediately went to them and
found they had run away, become unhitched and Bert was lying about 200 yards away. Dr. E. W. Sullivan was summoned and Bert was rushed to the hospital where x-ray showed five broken ribs, one piercing the lungs. His suffering was very intense. He passed away at 2:30 in the afternoon. Bert was the son of M.F. and Ellen Gardner, was born July 22, 1885, passed away May 30, 1940 at the Dimmit Memorial Hospital in Humansville, age 54 years, 10 months and 8 days. He was united in marriage with Miss Nellie Smith on March 14, 1906. Four children were born to this union, three daughters passed away in infancy. One son, Watson, of the home with the companion survive. Interment Freeman-Holsapple Cemetery.

GARDNER, Charles Thomas
Kansas City Star, 25 January 2001
Charles Thomas Gardner, 49, of Cleveland, MO, passed away Tuesday, January 23, 2001, at Louisburg Care Center, Louisburg, KS. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Saturday, January 27, at the Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel in Osceola, MO. Burial in Lowry City Cemetery, near Lowry City, MO. The family will receive friends from 1-2 p.m. Saturday, at the funeral chapel. Mr. Gardner was a plastic manufacturing employee. He was a Christian by faith. He attended the Ruskin Heights Baptist Church and the West Line Christian Church. He is survived by two brothers, James Gardner and Jeff Gardner, both of Cleveland, Mo.; one sister, Rebecca Nance of Trenton, Mo.; 7 nephews; 2 nieces; and 13 great-nieces and nephews. Arrangements: Sheldon- Goodrich Funeral Home.

GARDNER, Russell Vernon
Clinton Daily Democrat
Russell Vernon Gardner, age 47, of Chickasha, Okla. died at a hospital May 9, 1984 in Chickasha, Okla.
Survivors are his wife, Joan; three daughters, Kelly, Pam and Nancy Gardner of Appleton City, Mo.; two sons, Russell Brian of Colorado and Ryan Lee Gardner of Chickasha, Okla; and two daughters-in-law, Phyllis and Joy. He is also survived by five sisters, Mildred Brown of Chilhowee, Mo., Josephine Nickell of Clinton, Mo., Marie Motley of Appleton City, Mo., Louise Goring of Aurora, Mo., and Grace Parks of Odessa, Mo., and one brother Orville Gardner of Kansas City, Mo. He was preceded in death by his father, Thomas Sparhawk Gardner, and his mother, Chloe Lynn Gardner; one brother, William Thomas Gardner and one sister, Gladys Hall. Grave side services were held Friday, May 11, 1984 at 10:00 a.m. at the Anna Edna Cemetery in Jericho
Springs, Mo. under the direction of the Eckhoff-Hill Funeral Home with the Rev. Jack Daniel as minister.
The nephews served as the casket bearers. He will be sadly missed by a host of nieces, nephews, loved ones and friends.

GARDNER, William Thomas
Clinton Daily Democrat, April 1965
Funeral services were held at Goodrich Chapel, Friday April 23, at 2 P.M. for William Thomas Gardner of
Lowry City, who died Wednesday, April 21, following a heart attack. His age at death was 51 years, two months and one day. Rev. R.O. Scott officiated at the services and burial was in Lowry City Cemetery, under the direction of Goodrich Funeral Home. Mr. Gardner was born on Feb. 20, 1914, at Wisdom, Mo., and lived in the Lowry City vicinity all his life. At the time of his heath, he was employed by the M.F.A. at Lowry City.
He is survived by his wife, Viola, and four children, one daughter, Patty Sue, and one son, William Thomas
of the home; one married daughter, Anna Faye Malone, of Cecil, Penn., and one married son, Darrell, of
Eldorado Springs, Mo., also two grandchildren, of Cecil, Penn. Other survivors are his parents, Mr & Mrs. Tom Gardner of Osceola; 2 brothers, Russell of Independence, Mo., and Orville of Harrisonville, Mo., and six sisters: Gladys Hall, Calhoun, Mo., Mildred Brown, Chilhowee, Mo., Josephine Nickell, Lowry City, Marie Brown, Louise Goring & Grace Parks, all of Kansas City, Mo., also 10 nieces and 13 nephews.

GARRISON, Bessie B. Barnes
St. Clair County Courier, 18 March 2005
Bessie B. Garrison of Raymore, passed away Sunday, March 13, 2005, at Raymore Health Care in Raymore. Bessie was born May 9, 1912, at Osceola to Charlie and Mollie Barnes. Bessie's father died when she was nine years old, leaving Mollie to raise seven children alone. Bessie married Homer G. Garrison on Sept. 15, 1934, and spent the first two years of marriage in Oregon where their son, Jerold, was born. Bessie and Homer moved back to Missouri when Jerold was eight months old and made their home in Lowry City where their daughter, Judith, was born. They moved to their farm near, or east of, Osceola just before their daughter, Janice, was born and where they lived for 45 years before moving to Osceola in 1986. Mrs. Garrison was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers; two sisters; and her son, Jerold. She is survived by one sister, Amy Cleveland of Osceola; brother, Roy Barnes of Osceola; Homer, her husband of 70 years; two daughters, Judith and her husband David Reinsel and Janice Kerley, both of Raymore; daughter-in-law, Pat Garrison; eight grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren; and four great great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Wednesday, March 16, at Sheldon-Goodrich Funeral Home in Osceola with burial in the Bear Creek Cemetery.

GARRISON, Bessie B. Barnes
Kansas City Star  , 15 March 2005
Bessie B. Garrison, 92, of Raymore, MO, formerly of Osceola, MO, passed away March 13, 2005, at Raymore Health Care in Raymore. She is survived by her husband of 70 years, Homer, two daughters, Judith and husband David Reinsel and Janice Kerley of Raymore; daughter-in-law Pat Carrison; brother Roy Barnes and wife Nellie of Osceola, MO; sister, Amy Cleveland of Osceola, eight grandchildren, fourteen great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be Wed., March 16, 2005, at 1 p.m. at the Sheldon Goodrich Chapel in Osceola with burial in the bear Creek Cemetery. Friends may call from 7-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. (Arr: Sheldon-Goodrich Funeral Home, 417-646-8135.)

GARRISON, Bessie B. Barnes
Clinton Daily Democrat, 15 March 2005
Bessie B. Garrison, 92, Raymore, formerly of Osceola, died Sunday, March 13, 2005, at Raymore Health Care. She is survived by her husband of 70 years, Homer; two daughters, Judith adn David Reinsel and Janice Kerley of Raymore; daughter-in-law, Pat Garrison; a brother Roy Barnes and wife Nellie, Osceola; one sister, Amy Cleveland, Osceola; eight grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, four great-great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be Wednesday, March 16, 1 p.m., at Sehldon-Goodrich Chapel in Osceola with burial in Bear Creek Cemetery.

GARRISON, Homer G.
St. Clair County Courier, 6 January 2006
Homer G. Garrison, 95, of Raymore passed away Monday, Jan. 2, 2006, at Belton Research Hospital.
Mr. Garrison was born in Corbin on Oct. 8, 1910, and spent most of his life in the Osceola area. At the age of 8, his family made a trip to Oregon. After they returned, the family moved to Clinton where his parents owned a restaurant for several years and eventually returned to the Osceola area. He met Bessie Barnes and they married in 1934, a marriage that lasted over 70 years. He and Bessie moved to Oregon and stayed for a year where their only son, Jerold, was born. They returned to Missouri and made their home near Lowry City for the next five years where Judith was born, then moved to the farm east of Osceola and Janice was born there. Homer farmed the 80 acres and drove a milk truck until 1951 when he went to Kansas City and became a carpenter, working on several large projects in and around Kansas City. In 1956 he changed his profession and became an iron worker. He worked on most of the Corps of Engineer dams in the Ozark area of Missouri, retiring while working on the Truman dam. They lived in Kansas City for 45 years until 1986 when they moved to Osceola. In 1994, Bessie’s health was failing so they moved to Raymore to live with their daughter, Janice. Bessie died in March of 2005. Homer is survived by his two daughters, Janice Kerley, Judith and David Reinsel, Raymore; and daughter-in-law, Pat Garrison, Osceola; eight great grandchildren, Robin and Jerome Ammann, Lowry City, Melody and Glen Joplin, Osceola, Susan and Geoff Ross, Millheim, Penn., Parry and Jeff Jones, Centerview, Timothy Miller, Dean and Margo Powell, Julie Powell, all of Lee’s Summit and Mitchell and Denita Miller, Nixa; 16 great grandchildren and six great great grandchildren. One brother, Stanley Garrison, two sisters, Lourine Sheldon and Helen Dunham also survive as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Besides his wife Bessie, his son Jerold Garrison preceded him in death. Funeral services were at 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 5 with burial at Bear Creek Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the Christopher Case Medical Fund in care of the funeral home.

GARRISON, Homer G.
Kansas City Star , 4 January 2006
Homer G. Garrison, 95, of Raymore, MO, passed away Monday, January 2, 2006, at Belton Research Hospital. Visitation: 12-1 p.m., Thursday, January 5, 2006, at Sheldon-Goodrich Funeral Home in Osceola, MO; funeral services immediately following with burial at Bear Creek Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the Christopher Case Medical Fund in care of the funeral home. Mr. Garrison was born in Corbin, MO, on October 8, 1910. He was married to Bessie Barnes Garrison for over 70 years, until she passed away March 13, 2005. Homer was a farmer for 10 years while driving a milk truck for Scotts Cheese Factory. He then joined the carpenters union for 5 years and became an ironworker from 1956, until he retired in 1976. He was an adventurer and he and Bessie loved traveling throughout the United States, many times with one or more grandchildren tagging along. They lived in St. Clair County near Osceola for 45 years, until 1986 when they moved to Osceola. In 1994, Bessie's health was failing so they moved to Raymore, MO, to live with their daughter, Janice. Homer is survived by two daughters, Janice Kerley, Judith and David Reinsel, Raymore, and daughter-in-law, Pat Garrison, Osceola; eight grandchildren, Robin and Jerome Ammann, Lowry City; Melody and Glen Joplin, Osceola; Susan and Geoff Ross, Millheim, PA; Patty and Jeff Jones, Centerview, MO; Timothy Miller, Dean and Margo Powell, Julie Powell, all of Lee's Summit, MO, and Michael and Denita Miller, Nixa, MO; 16 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren; one brother, Stanley Garrison; two sisters, Lourine Sheldon and Helen Dunham also survived, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Besides his wife, Bessie, his son, Gerold Garrison, preceded him in death.

GARRISON, Jerold Barnes
St. Clair County Courier, December 1967
Is Killed In Hunting Mishap - Funeral services were held Sunday, Dec. 3, at 2 p.m. in the Goodrich chapel for Jerold Barnes Garrison, who was shot fatally Dec. 1 while rabbit hunting at the James A. Reed Wildlife area east of Lee's Summit. His age at death was 32 years, five months and 17 days. Officiating at the service was Rev. Phillip Mocha and burial was made in Bear Creek cemetery. Jerold Garrison, son of Homer and Bessie Garrison, was born June 14, 1935, at Elkton, Ore. When he was six months of age Jerold and his parents returned to Missouri where he spent the rest of his life. He attended grade school at Dillon and was graduated from the Osceola High School in 1953. Since that time he had been in the Kansas City area. For the last three years his home was in Greenwood, Mo. He attended the Presbyterian Church of Greenwood. On June 5, 1954, he was married to Patsy Ruth Carter. Four daughters, Ruth Ann, Melody Kay, Susan Alayne, and Patricia Lynne, were born to the couple. Jerold worked at Associated Grocers as warehouse supervisor. He had been associated with the company for 13 years. Besides his wife, his daughters, and his parents he is survived by two sisters: Mrs. Judith Miller, Kansas City, Mo., and Mrs. Janice Powell, Harrisonville, Mo.; his paternal grandmother, Mrs. Ethel Garrison, and his maternal grandmother, Mrs. Mollie Barnes, both of Osceola.

GARRISON, Ruby Myrtle Wisner
Clinton Daily Democrat, 3 May 2005
Ruby Garrison, 90, Osceola, died Sunday, May 1, 2005, at Truman Lake Manor, Lowry City. Funeral services will be Wednesday, May 4, at Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel, Osceola, with burial in Bear Creek Cemetery.

GARRISON, Ruby Myrtle Wisner
St. Clair County Courier, 6 May 2005
Ruby Garrison was born Oct. 27, 1914, to Adam Clark Wisner and Sarah May Hartley Wisner at their home near Osceola on the Osage River. She grew up in the Osceola and Bear Creek community, attending school at Osceola. On Nov. 10, 1934, Ruby was united in marriage to Richard Garrison. To this union was born two sons, Kenneth and Herb. Ruby was a member of the Bear Creek United Methodist Church.  Preceding her in death were her parents Clark and May Wisner; sisters, Margaret Wisner, Jeannette McCahon, Frances Gorman and her husband, Richard. Survivors are two sons and their wives, Kenneth and Janet Garrison, Wheatland and Herb and Betty Garrison, Osceola; grandchildren, Wayne Garrison and his wife, Cathleen of Joplin, Keith Garrison and his wife, Linda of Richmond, Patrick Garrison of Liberty, Gayla Carney and her husband, Paul of Troy, Lyneigh Whitesell and her husband, Chad of El Dorado Springs; great grandchildren, Amanda and Rick Garrison, Rhiannon and Heather Garrison, Nate, Kaylee and Drew Carney, Jaycob Jamsek and Cade Whitesell; a sister, Mary Baxter; and cousin, Jessie May Garrison who was raised by Ruby. Ruby worked at Waite’s Rest Home and later as a nurse’s aide at Sac-Osage Hospital for 25 years. Funeral services were held Wednesday, May 4, at the Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel with Rev. Carl Whitacre officiating. Music selections were “In the Garden” and “I Won’t Have to Cross Jordan Alone” by the Pruitt family. Graveside music was “The Lord’s Prayer” by Chuck Fulton and “Where the Roses Never Fade” and “Suppertime” by Wayne Garrison, Keith Garrison and the Bear Creek Bluegrass gospel band. Caskebearers were Wayne Garrison, Patrick Garrison, Paul Carney, Keith Garrison, Rick Garrison and Chad Whitesell. Honorary casketbearers were Nate Carney, Jaycob Jamsek, Drew Carney and Cade Whitesell. Burial was in the Bear Creek Cemetery under the direction of the Sheldon-Goodrich Funeral Home, Osceola.

GARVER, Janie Isabella Devenny
Clinton Daily Democrat, 22 February 2002
Janie I. Garver, 96, Rockville, died Thursday, February 21, 2002, at Colonial Manor Nursing Home, Appleton City. She was a homemaker. Funeral services will be Saturday, February 23, at Appleton City Church of God (Holiness). Burial will be in Roscoe Cemetery.

GASTON, Henry Francis
St. Clair County Democrat, 28 January 1915
The death angel again visited the home of Silas Gaston which is near Harper, Mo., and called away Henry Francis Gaston, his dear wife, Dec. 28, 1914 about 5 p.m. It being hardly three weeks since Wave Jackson, his oldest son died. Sister Gaston was born in Benton Co., January 19, 1870, was the daughter of Henry J. and Eliza Handlen. Age 44 years, 11 months, 9 days. In August 1834 she professed faith in Christ and joined the Baptist church at Hopewell. She was a very faithful member. She will be sadly missed in her home, church and community but her example and works live after her. November 27, 1890, she was married to Silas Gaston, to this marriage was born three sons and two daughters, two sons have preceded her to the better world. She leaves a husband, two daughters and one son and a number of relatives and friends to mourn their loss. All that loving hands and medical skill could do was to no avail. The Lord said it is enough, come up higher. Funeral services were held at the Hopewell church December 30 at 1 p.m. Rev. L.D. Crawford had charge of funeral and delivered a very impressive sermon to a large crowd of sorrowing relatives and friends, after which the remains were laid to rest in the Hopewell cemetery, there to await the coming of the Lord at the Resurrection when He comes to take His jewels home where there will be no more parting or separating of kindred of friends.

GASTON, Albert (Rev.)
Osceola Library Files
Pastor Dies at Duenweg, Mo. - The Rev. Albert Gaston, former pastor of the Baptist church at Osceola, passed away suddenly at his home in Duenweg, Mo., Sunday morning of a heart attack. Rev. Gaston was pastor of the Duenweg Baptist church. The body was brought to Osceola by the Goodrich funeral home and services and burial will be there some time this week. (Note: Date penciled in obituary: 21 May 1960) -- King’s Prairie Cemetery record lists: Rev. Albert Gaston, born 18 January 1907; died 17 July 1960.

GENTRY, James Anson
Osceola Library Files
James Anson Gentry, son of Buena Allen and Jerry T. Gentry, was born May 27, 1925, near Roscoe, Mo. He passed away in Phoenix, Ariz., on April 12, 1961, at the age of 35 years, 10 months. When Jim was about 12 years of age he became a member of the Riverview Christian church, and later a member of a church in Winslow, Ariz. He spent his boyhood days on the farm where he was born. He attended grade school at Riverview, and went to high school in El Dorado Springs, graduating in 1942. In 1944 he was married to Thelma LeAnn Piper. To this union three children were born, James Allen, John Thomas and Rebecca Ann. Soon after their marriage they went to Winslow, Ariz., where Jim worked as a brakeman for the railroad until his induction into the Army. He served in Japan and Korea. When he returned to civilian life he resumed his duties with the railroad, and then went into the insurance business. At the time of his death he was regional manager for the All American Life and Casualty Co., in Arizona and New Mexico. He leaves his wife and three children, his brother, Dick, and family, all of Phoenix; his father, J.T. Gentry, Route 3, Osceola; three sisters, Mrs. Jack Martin, Santa Ana Calif., Mrs. Ray Peterie and Mrs. Herman Capps, of Collins, Mo.; nieces, nephews, and other relatives.
Funeral services were conducted by the Elks lodge of Winslow in Phoenix on April 15. Burial was in Phoenix.

GEORGE, Edith Frances
St. Clair County Courier, 23 March 2007
William F. and Ann Eliza George, grandparents of Edith Frances George, moved from Ohio to Vista in 1865. Edith was born to Joseph Austin and Eunice McCoy George in Vista on Sept. 19, 1913. She passed away March 15, 2007, at the age of 93. Joseph and Eunice had six children, Walter, Boyd, H.W., Joey, Margorie "Peggy" and Edith "Pank". Edith was the youngest of the six children. When she was one month old, Edith's family moved to her grandparents' farm, where Joseph, Eunice, Boyd, Peggy and Edith remained until their respective deaths. The George children, except Joey who passed away at the age of four, attended school at Bradford. The Bradford School was located on the Cox/Harris plantation, now the George Ranch. Edith received her teaching certification from Central Missouri State College in Warrensburg in 1931 and her Bachelor of Arts Degree in 1953. Her first teaching job was at Bradford. She later taught at Dillon and Duncard. Edith taught in these three rural schools for a total of 10 years. She retired from Osceola Schools after teaching first grade there for 36 years. Edith's teaching career spanned a total of 46 years. Edith was a lifelong member of the Vista United Methodist Church. Services for Edith were Monday, March 19, at the Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel with Reverend Janice Beadleston officiating. Musical selections were "He Touched Me", "In The Garden" and "Whispering Hope" by Jodi Burch. Casketbearers were Eric Brockus, Daniel Wisner, Jimmi Foltz, Mickey Vanswearingen, Stephen Wheeler, Cody Peery and Kevin Chapman. Interment was in the Osceola Cemetery under the direction of Sheldon-Goodrich Funeral Home, Osceola.

GEORGE, Edith Frances
Kansas City Star, 18 March 2007
Ms. Edith Frances George, 93, of Osceola, MO, passed away on March 15, 2007 at Sac-Osage Hospital. A long time school teacher in Osceola and loved by all who knew her. Services will be at 10 a.m. on Monday, March 19 at Sheldon-Goodrich Funeral Home in Osceola, MO (417-646-8135).

GERMANT, Norman Christian
Appleton City Journal, 16 April 1914
"At Rest" - April 7th at 9:30 a.m., the spirit of Little Norman Christian, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Germant, returned to the arms of Jesus, from whence it came. A life so brief, yet long enough to weave itself in love into the hearts of the parents. As a flower which has blossomed, then faded away having blessed the world with its beauty and fragrance, so the life of this little child, enriching and sweetening their lives as only the love for an own child can. We cannot understand, but our God who is the real comforter of hearts in times of sorrow, doeth all things well, and we submit our wills to Him, feeling that Heaven has been brought nearer, and Christ is dearer, because of our grief. The funeral services were conducted at the German Lutheran Church, Wednesday April 8th, by Rev. Schmitt.

GERNANT, Otto Albert
Clinton Daily News, 21 October 2001
Funeral services are scheduled Thursday, Oct. 25 at 10 a.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Powell for Otto Albert Gernant, who died peacefully at the Powell Nursing Home Sunday, Oct. 21. Mr. Gernant, 86, had been a resident of the nursing home for the last five months. He was born March 11, 1915, in Appleton City, Mo., a son of Anna (Springer) Gernant and Theodore Gernant. He was baptized April 4, 1915, at Trinity Lutheran Church and reaffirmed his baptismal vow with the rite of confirmation on May 5, 1929, and was a life-long member of the Lutheran Church, Missouri Synod. He loved his Lord and the Church. In the late 1930s, Otto came West to find work during the Great Depression. He worked for the Mayland Ranch on Emblem Bench for many years. During World War II, he served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1941 to 1946. On June 23, 1946, he and Doris Hollatz were married in Garner, Iowa. In 1951, Otto and his brothers started farming on Emblem Bench. He liked working with the land and often talked fondly of Emblem and the surrounding mountains. He continued farming until he retired in 1982, and he and Doris moved to Powell. After his retirement, he could be seen traveling to Emblem to drive tractor for his sons or to the livestock sales in the area. These were two of his greatest enjoyments in his later years. While he was at Emblem, he served on the Emblem Bench Canal Board, the Big Horn REA Board, the Emblem School Board and Zion Lutheran Church Board. He is survived by his wife, Doris, of the family home; two sons, Howard Gernant and wife Carol and DuWayne Gernant and wife Kerry, both of Emblem; two daughters, Kathleen Arrell and husband Sam of Denver, Colo., and Fern McLaughlin and husband Richie of Tucson, Ariz.; two brothers, John Gernant of Worland and Elmer Gernant and wife Pete of Greybull; one sister, Edith Gernant of Kansas City, Mo.; and seven grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, four brothers and two sisters. Visitation at Miratsky-Easton Funeral Home will be Wednesday from 5 to 7 p.m. and from 9 until time of service on Thursday. Interment will be in the Emblem Cemetery. Should friends desire, memorials may be made to Immanuel Lutheran Church, Powell.

GETTINGS, James Richard
St. Clair County Courier, 9 November 2007
James Richard Gettings was born April 16, 1966 in Cape Girardeau, to William "Bill" and Stephen Lynn Peal Gettings. He passed away at his home in Lowry City on Nov. 3, 2007 after a two year illness. After graduation from high school Richard studied electronics, audio and video equipment in the Navy and in private business.
After completing his enlistment in the Navy Richard worked as a troubleshooter and bench technician for various companies including Applied Micro Technologies, Duncan Aviation and Colortyme. He loved his work and was responsible for various tasks such as building test equipment, maintaining service manuals, meeting or exceeding FCC specifications and avionics and other highly challenging assignements. Rich was a loving son. As his health declined the past two years he made his home in Lowry City with his parents. Their level of affection for each other is now a great comfort for his surviving family. Rich is survived by his parents of the home; one daughter, KC Rae Gettings and one brother, William Keith Gettings. No services are planned. Cremation was under the direction of the Sheldon-Goodrich Funeral Home in Osceola. Private family services will be held at a later date.
Richard's family suggests contributions to the donor's local D.A.R.E. Chapter.

GIBBENS, Lena M. Halley
Clinton Daily Democrat, 12 April 2002
Lena M. Gibbens, 91, Lowry City, a retired elementary teacher, died Thursday, April 11, 2002, at Cox Medical Center South, Springfield. Funeral services will be Sunday, April 14, 2 p.m., at Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel, Osceola, with burial in Lowry City Cemetery. Visitation will be 7-8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

GIBSON, Walter Fred
St. Clair County Courier, Friday, 19 December 2008
Walter Fred Gibson was born September 18, 1925 in Colver, PA. to Arthur and Alice [Jackson] Gibson. Walter was one of thirteen children born to this union. He passed away December 12, 2008 on his farm. Walter was a CB in the United States Navy stationed in the Pacific during Worle War II. He was entered into active duty on Sept. 17, 1943 and was injured in combat and was honorably discharged on January 27, 1946. On July 7, 1944, at the Malloy home in Vintondale, PA, Walter was united in marriage to Gertrude Louise Malloy. In 1953 they settled in St. Clair County. He was an engineer for Cargill until his retirement. Walter was a fifty year Master Mason. He was a Shriner for 30 years. He was preceded in death by his parents and seven brothers and sisters. Walter is survived by his loving wife Gertrude of the home,his sons, William F. Gibson and wife Sherry of Osceola and Walter Lee Gibsosn and wife dalia of Clearwater, FL, brother Amos Gibson of Pennsylvania, sisters, Agnes Anna of Ohio, Alice Roloff of Ohio, Patricia Mumau of Pennsylvania, Judy Thorne of Ohio, several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, other relatives and friends. Services were Sunday, Dec. 14 at the Church of the Nazarene. The minister was Rev. Jerry Kazmaier. Music was "Because He Lives" Congregational, "Love Lifted Me" Rev. Jerry Kazmeier, Soloist, "What A Day That Will Be" Congregational, Gloria Kazmaier, accompanist. Casketbearers were: Ararat Temple Golden Valley Shrine, Ronald Schock, J.C. Bradley, J.W. Yewell, John Ropcke, Richard Hickman and John Trainer. Interment Kings Prairie Cemetery.

GIESLER, Aleene Ribelin
Clinton Daily Democrat, 6 April 2005
Mrs. Aleene R. Giesler, 81, Osceola, died Tuesday, April 5, 2005 at her home. The widow of Dr. Don Giesler, she had been an Osceola area resident since 1960. She was an Army veteran of the Korean Conflict, assisted her husband in the Tri-County Clinic and later was a staff member of the Sac-Osage Hospital in Osceola. She was a member of Osceola First Baptist Church, the University of Missouri Jefferson Club, Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Retired Army Nurse Corps Association. Survivors include her daughter, Juliana Holloway; two step-daughters, Dina Giesler and Deborah Sherwin; a sister Dorothy Davis; other relatives and many friends. Funeral services will be Thursday, April 7, 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Osceola. Burial will be in Osceola Cemetery, under the direction of Sheldon-Goodrich Funeral Home, Osceola.

GIESLER, Dorothy Aileen Fulton
Kansas City Star, 30 September 2008
GIESLER - Dorothy Aileen Fulton Giesler, 81, of Kansas City, Mo., passed away on Friday, September 26, 2008, at Kansas City Hospice House. Memorial services for Dorothy will be Thursday, October 2, 2008, at 2 p.m. at the D.W. Newcomers Floral Hills Chapel. Visitation will be from noon to 2 p.m. at the chapel with inurnment at a later date at Floral Hills Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Arthritis Foundation, Alzheimer's Association, or Kansas City Hospice House. Dorothy was born March 15, 1927, to Harold and Mildred Fulton in Kansas City, Mo. Dorothy graduated from Paseo High School in 1944 and went on to attend the School of Nursing at Kansas City General Hospital. Dorothy was inducted to the United States Cadet Nurse Corps in 1945. Following a long and varied career in nursing, Dorothy retired from the Kidney Dialysis Center at Research Medical Center in 1995 after 25 years of service. The family would like to offer their thanks to the staff of Timberlake Care Center, St. Joseph Medical Center (4 South), and especially Kansas City Hospice House. Preceding Dorothy in death were her parents, and her sister Marilyn E. Gardner. Survivors include daughters Dina Giesler (Bruce Greenbaum) and Debbi Kelly (Steve); grandchildren Chris Sherwin (Newt) and Este Sherwin; three great grandchildren, DJ, Thomas, and Jerry; and a niece, Dacia Johnson. (Arr.: D.W. Newcomer's Sons Floral Hills Chapel.

GIESLER, Donald Hall (Dr.)
St. Clair County Library Files – obit from Durl Barnett Collection:
Dr. Donald H. Giesler, 53, Osceola, Mo., who had practiced medicine at the Tri-County Clinic there since 1954, died of cancer Wednesday at a hospital in Osceola. Dr. Giesler, who was born in Salisbury, Mo., received undergraduate degrees from Westminster College, Fulton, MO., and the University of Missouri-Columbia and a medical degree from the University of Tennessee, Memphis. He was an intern at the General Hospital here during the 1940s. Dr. Giesler was the first chairman of the Osceola Housing Authority.
He received a distinguished alumni award from M.U. and an outstanding service award for his establishment of a medical development fund at the M.U. medical school. Dr. Giesler conducted a teaching program for M.U. medical students at his clinic. Dr. Giesler was an Army veteran of the Korean War and a member of the American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars. He was a board member of the Kansas City Area Boy Scout Council and a member of the Tribe of Mic-O-Say. Dr. Giesler was a former president of the West Central Missouri Medical Society. He was a member of Abou Ben Adhem Shrine, the Royal Arch Masons and the Osceola Masonic Lodge. He was a member of the Salisbury Christian Church. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Aleene Giesler of the home; two daughters, Miss Dina Giesler, 3708 Summit, and Mrs. Debbie Sherwin, Chicago; a stepdaughter, Miss Juliana Fanizzo, Columbia, and a sister, Mrs. Jane Greenwell, Fort Worth.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Osceola Baptist Church; burial in the Osceola Cemetery. The family suggests contributions to the American Cancer Society or the coronary fund at the Sac-Osage Hospital, Osceola.

GILBERT, Berniece Hochstedler
Kansas City Star, 3 April 2005
Berniece Gilbert, 83, of Osceola, MO; formerly of Kansas City, MO, passed away April 1, 2005, at Research Medical Center. Berniece was born October 1, 1921, in Osceola, MO, to Leonard and Rosie Hochstedler. She was a veteran of WWII and was the first woman in Kansas City to join the Navy Waves and served as a nurse in Oakland, CA. Berniece enjoyed life to the fullest and always had a smile. She was preceded in death by two husbands, James F. Lawson and Edgar T. Gilbert. Berniece is survived by four children, Pam and Elesa of Osceola, MO; James of Kansas City, MO; David of Austin, Texas; four grandchildren, Bobby, Alex, Jessica and Billy, all from Osceola; three sisters; Bernita Cone, Marie Knight, Kathy Tillotsoi all of Osceola; a brother, Eugene Hochstedler of Temple, Texas; nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be Tuesday, April 5, 2005, at 10 a.m., at the Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel in Osceola. Burial will be in the Kings Prairie Cemetery near Osceola. Family will receive friends from 7-8 p.m., Monday at the Sheldon Goodrich Chapel in Osceola.

GILBERT, Eva J. Wyatt
ElDorado Sun, Friday, July 17, 2009
Eva J. Gilbert, 86, El Dorado Springs, passed away July 10, 2009, in the Stockton Nursing Home after being in declining health for several years. Eva was born July 2, 1923, near Gerster to William Edward Wyatt and Lucy Jane (Terry) Wyatt. Eva was baptized at Gerster and later rededicated her life to God in 2005. Her life was dedicated to raising her children and grandchildren and she raised her granddaughter, Lisa, as her own daughter. She was an exceptional woman. All who knew her recognized how unselfish she was. She loved everyone she met and made friends where ever she went. Eva enjoyed spending time with her children, grandchildren and friends and caring for all the neighborhood pets. The last 11 months of Eva's life were spent in Stockton Nursing Home where she enjoyed socializing and joking with the staff and new friends she had made during her stay. Eva had a great sense of humor. She enjoyed reciting old sayings, nursery rhymes and poems and she liked to sing old songs with whoever would sing along. She will be greatly missed by all. Eva was preceded in death by her parents; her husbands, Vernon Austin and Jim Sparks; her son, James Sparks; four brothers – Leo, Odie, Ossie and Ray Wyatt; and one sister, Leona May Ketchum. Survivors include two daughters, Shirley Austin and Edna Davenport; four grandchildren, Lisa Ewert, and husband, Roy – El Dorado Springs, Shane Sparks – Bolivar, Mindy Drum, and husband, Jessie – Sedalia, and Tammy Loretta Cassidy – Carthage; three great-grandchildren – Kris Ewert, Jolene Drum and Rhianne Drum; one great-great-grandson, KanDyn Ewert; one niece, Rose Swanks – Ottawa, KS; two nephews, Cotton Ketchum – El Dorado Springs and Jimmy Wyatt – Osceola; four great-nephews – Tom Blankenbecker – San Diego, CA, Randy West and Ronnie West – Ottawa, KS, and Vern Ketchum – El Dorado Springs; and many great-great nieces and nephews, cousins and many friends, including one extra special friend, Tara Edward, which Eva thought of like a granddaughter. Services were held Tuesday, July 14, in Bland-Hackleman Chapel with Rev. James Coleman officiating. Interment followed in King's Prairie Cemetery, near Gerster, under the direction of Bland-Hackleman Funeral Home. Pallbearers were – Roy Ewert, Kris Ewert, Cotton Ketchum, Vernie Ketchum, Shane Sparks and Chris Edwards.

GILBERT, J. Wilbur
St. Clair County Courier, 10 November 2006
J. Wilbur Gilbert, 82, of Quincy and Pleasant Hope, passed away at his home in Pleasant Hope on Nov. 3, 2006, following a long illness. He was born Aug. 16, 1924, in Quincy in St. Clair County to Fred R. and Maudie E. Bailey Gilbert. He was a school bus contractor and driver for 40 years with the Weaubleau School District and the University of Missouri 4-H Extension Service. He was a member of the Hogels Creek Lodge. He was preceded in death by two brothers and one sister. Survivors include his wife, Doris, of 24 years; three children; four step-children; and 19 grandchildren and great-children. Graveside services were Tuesday, Nov. 7, at Mount Zion Cemetery, Quincy, with Rev. Tom Sharp officiating. Memorial contributions may be sent to Access Home Health Care, 2828 N. National, Springfield, Mo., 65803.

GILBERT, Orville Otis
Osceola Library Files
Orville Otis Gilbert was born at Caplinger Mills on September 18, 1901, and died September 19, 1964, at the age of 63 years. He was the son of William C. and Elsie Gilbert, the oldest of seven children. In 1927 he was united in marriage to Okla Lahoma Moyer. To this union were born three sons, Olan of Richland, Mo., Nolan of Kansas City, and Billy of Osceola. He was a member of the First Baptist church of Richland. Surviving are his wife, three sons, seven grandchildren, two brothers, Virgil and Cecil, of Sullivan, Mo.; three sisters, Mrs. Ruby Roof, Mrs. Vineta Turner, Mrs. Mildred Richards, all of Springfield. He was reared on a farm in Cedar county, attended high school at Caplinger Mills, and graduated from Draughn’s Business College of Springfield. He was employed by the Frisco Railway as agent-telegrapher from 1918 until his retirement in 1957 as agent at Richland. Funeral services were held September 22 at 2:30 at the First Baptist Church in Richland, with burial in Oakwood cemetery there. Mr. Gilbert was a brother-in-law of Mrs. Alva Oakes and Mrs. Ula Moyer of El Dorado Springs, and Mrs. W.R. Gannaway of Caplinger Mills.

GILBREATH, Simeon
Butler Weekly Times, 2 November 1887
Stephen Gilbreath, an old and respected citizen who was an old pioneer landmark here, passed quietly away on last Saturday and was buried on Sunday in the family graveyard. At a very early date he, with two brothers, Sims and William, settled in Bates county, Mo., coming from Ill. He accumulated quite a fortune and raised a large and respectable family, among whom is Francis Gilbreth, one of the foremost citizens of Bates County. In politics he was an unswerving democrat, and during the late war, it is said, drew upon himself the opposition of his two brothers, who have differed with him in political views. Stephen Gilbreath was twice married, both wives being buried before him. For a long time he has been in poor health and his death was no surprise. He had a large heart possessed of many good qualities, which will live long in the memory of those who know him, as well as in the makeup of his children.

GILKESON, Arthur Ray
Osceola Library Files
Arthur Gilkeson Service Jan. 28, 1960 - Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon, Jan. 28, at 2 p.m. at the Goodrich Funeral Chapel in Osceola for Arthur Ray Gilkeson, 48, who died Monday following a heart attack. Mr. Gilkeson, who had been employed by the Missouri Public Service company since Jan. 1, 1935, had been in ill health for some time. He had been an active member of the Osceola Fire Department. Rev. Arthur Olson, pastor of the Methodist church in Osceola, and James Fulton of Clinton will officiate at the services.
Born March 31, 1911, at Rockville, Mr. Gilkeson was the son of Joseph E. and Emma B. Lair Gilkeson.
Survivors are his wife, Irene; a son, Kenneth of Liberty; a grandchild, and a brother, E.L. Gilkeson of Osceola.
-- Note: Osceola Cemetery record lists: Arthur R. Gilkeson, born 31 March 1911; died 25 January 1960.

GILKESON, E.L
Osceola Library files
E.L. Gilkeson Dies Suddenly - Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon, Feb. 20, at the Osceola Methodist church at 1:30 p.m., for E.L. Gilkeson, a longtime employee of the Missouri Public Service company, who was found dead at the power plant on the river Tuesday evening. Rev. C. Fay Kessinger, pastor of the church, will officiate at the services and burial will be made in the Rockville cemetery under the direction of the Goodrich Funeral Home. Stores in Osceola will close under proclamation of Mayor John Hailman from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m., in deference to the memory of Mr. Gilkeson, who was currently serving a term as councilman from the south ward.

GILLESPIE, Bert A.
Clinton Daily Democrat, October 1991
Bert A. Gillespie was born June 12, 1909, to Ervin and Elsie Lucas Gillespie. He passed away October 14, 1991, at the Truman Lake Manor in Lowry City. He was born near Vista and was a lifelong area resident.
He retired from the Hoisting Portable Engineers after working as a blade operator for 25 years. He met his wife, Arretta, at a Deepwater picnic in 1928. They were married in 1930, and to this union a son and two daughters were born. Bert and Arretta celebrated their 61st wedding anniversary on Saturday, October 12, 1991. He enjoyed fishing and gardening in his retirement. He is survived by his wife; Arretta, of the home; one son, Wyman Bert Gillespie of Claycomo; two daughters, Vanita Allen of Olney Springs, Colorado, and Peggy Delaney of Belton; one sister, Mrs. Maxine Jones of Adrian; 13 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, other relatives and many friends. Funeral services were Wednesday, October 16, at the Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel in Osceola. Burial was in Osceola Cemetery.

GILLETT, Clark
Lowry City Independent, Thursday, May 18, 1932
Clark Gillett, eldest son of William and Almira Gillett, was born in Gentry County, Missouri, July 3, 1894 and departed this life May 14, 1933, age 38 years, 9 months and eleven days. He came, with his parents, when but a small boy and the most of his life was spent in this county. In early manhood the hand of affliction rested heavily against him and death came as a relief. By nature he was of a christian spirit and attended church as long as his health permitted. He leaves his father, two sisters, Iva and Ruth at home, two brothers, Loyd of Lowry City and Lee of Chicago, Illinois, and a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral services were conducted by H.A. Higgins at the Concord Church at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon, May 16th, and the body was laid to rest in the Concord Cemetery to await the resurrection morn.

GILLISPIE, Charles Wilbur
St. Clair County Courier, 2 November 2007
Charles W. "Corky" Gillispie, born May 18, 1936, passed away Oct. 20, 2007. He was the son of William G. Gillispie and Sylvia Anglin Gillispie. Charles, known as Corky by friends and family, served 26 years in the U.S. army. He joined in 1953 and retired as a Master Sergeant in 1979. He lived in Mililani, Hi., most of the time since 1958. Charles was united in marriage to Misao for 51 years. They were married on July 25, 1956. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, George Gillispie. He is survived by his wife, Misao, of the home, Mililani, Hi.; one son, William Gillispie, Mililani, Hi.; four brothers and one sister, Lawrence (Buster) Gillispie and his wife, Ina, Kansas City; Zeldia Stevens and her husband, Billy, Osceola; Jimmie (Jim) Gillispie and his wife, Dorthy, Bolivar; Robert Gillispie and his wife, Helen, Flemington and Earl (PeeWee) Gillispie and his wife, Cindy, Ft. Scott, Kan. Services were Oct. 30, in Mililani, Hi. with burial at the Veterans Cemetery, Schofield Barracks in Hawaii. He will be missed by many friends and newphews, nieces. He went to Osceola Public School for six years before moving to Clinton in 1948 and attending school there.

GILMORE, Dimple Bell Gardner
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette,  Sunday, October 14, 1990
Dimple Bell Gilmore, 69, died at 10 a.m., Saturday at Medco Center. Born in Wisdom, Missouri, Mrs. Gilmore lived in Fort Wayne since 1945. She retired as a machine operator for Wayne Home Equipment Co., after 17 years in 1983. Surviving are her husband, Ruben; three daughters, Lois Elaine Saunders of Kansas City, Kansas; Nelda Wood of Independence, Missouri and Mary Suitor of Ferrelview, Missouri; two step-daughters, Jean Shanklin and Agnes J. Gilmore, both of Fort Wayne; a stepson, Robert A. Gilmore of Fort Wayne; two sisters, Harriet McClure of Fort Wayne and Lois Ann Gamble of Bolivar, Missouri; a brother Arvel Gardner of Bolivar, Missouri; 15 grandchildren, and nine great grandchildren. Services at 10:30a. m. Tuesday at E. Harper & Son Funeral Home, New Haven. Burial in I.O.O.F Cemetery, New Haven.

GILMORE, James H.
St. Clair County Courier, 13 July 2007
James H. Gilmore, 79, Collins, died Monday, July 9, 2007 in the Missouri Veterans Home, Warrensburg. The son of Arthur L. and Ethel (Hattaway) Gilmore, he was born July 6, 1928 at Shorterville, Ala. A U.S. Army Veteran, he served from September 1948 to May 1952. A retired auto worker, he worked at the Ford Motor Co. Claycomo plant for 28 years, retiring in 1988. He was a member of VFW Post #1000, Independence. His parents and a sister, Kathleen Davis, preceded him in death. Survivors include his wife, Gladys, of the home; four children, James Gilmore, Jr and wife, Hope, Blue Springs, Johnny Gilmore and wife, Cindy, state of Kansas, Mike Gilmore, Kansas City and Janice Corricker, state of Florida; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Graveside services were Thursday, July 12, 2007 at the Missouri Veterans Cemetery, Higginsville, with full military rights.

GILMORE, Paul LaVern
Consalus Funeral Home
Paul LaVern Gilmore, 67, of Clinton, Missouri passed away at his home on Monday, November 17, 2008.
LaVern was born in Montrose, Missouri, the son of Paul and Helen McDaniel Gilmore. He was married in Freeman, Missouri on April 4, 1971 to Georgia Holt who survives at the home. LaVern and Georgia farmed at one time and close to his heart was his John Deere equipment. He had tractors, scrapers and his pride and joy a 1938 “G” John Deere Tractor. He was also a proud member of the United States Air Force Reserves. He is survived by his wife, her parents George and Nina Holt of Harrisonville, Missouri, one daughter, Tracie McAdams and her husband Robert of Mountain View, Missouri and their children, David and Lillie, two sons, Gregory and his wife Gwendolyn Gilmore of Wood Heights, Missouri and their children, Emilyn, Kirstyn and Alyse, Jason Gilmore of Sedalia, Missouri and his daughter Amie, two sisters, Lela and her husband Terry Highley of Harrisonville, Missouri and Nadine and her husband Kent Reeves of Archie, Missouri. Preceding him in death were his parents, Paul and Helen Gilmore. Visitation will be held Thursday, November 20, 2008 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Consalus Funeral Home, Clinton, Missouri. Funeral Services will be held Friday, November 21, 2008 at 10:00 a.m. in the funeral home chapel with the Reverend Doug Richey officiating. Burial will follow in the Appleton City Cemetery, Appleton City, Missouri. The family suggests Memorial Donations to the Appleton City Cemetery in care of the funeral home.

GINSBURG, Mary Monima Green
Osceola Library Files
Mrs. Mary Ginsburg – Mary Ginsburg, former co-editor and co-owner of the St. Clair County Democrat, passed away Nov. 4, 1983, in Rochester, N.Y. She was born Mary Monima Green in Woodruff, La., September 2, 1901, the daughter of Charles and Polly Gilliam Green. Her mother having died in childbirth, Mary was reared by her Gilliam grandparents and aunts in Missouri. A graduate of Central High School in Kansas City, Mary attended the Lexington Finishing School, receiving an Associate of Arts degree in 1921, and the University of Missouri, where she was a journalism major. She taught high school English for two years. On September 29, 1923, she married Robert W. Ginsburg. Mary was baptized in the Methodist Church in Brunswick, Mo. After her marriage she joined the Southern Baptist Church in which she reared her children. Later she was a member of the United Methodist Church in Texas and New Jersey. She was very active in every church where she was a member, holding positions on committees, teaching Sunday School and singing in the choir. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star in Osceola and in Friona, Texas. In Osceola she was also a charter member of the Tuesday Club and a member of the Missouri Women’s Press Club. Later in life, she remained active in cultural endeavors. Mrs. Ginsburg was a woman of strong character who knew her priorities and lived by them. She was devoted to her family, her country and her God. She was preceded in death by Mr. Ginsburg in 1958 and by a son, Robert Newman Ginsburg in 1975. Surviving are another son, Howard D. Ginsburg of San Diego, Ca.; two daughters, Mrs. Lucy (line is unreadable) N.Y. and Mrs. Mary Emily Short. Tacoma, Wa.; twelve grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. A service of interment of ashes was held at God’s Acre in Osceola on November 10 and a memorial service in the United Methodist Church in Summit, N.J. on November 13. The family would be grateful for memorial gifts to the St. Clair County Library, Mrs. Ginsburg having been a supporter of their subscription library in the Courthouse which preceded it and, through the pages of the Democrat, of the establishment of the present institution. -- Note: Osceola Cemetery record lists: Mary G. Ginsburg, wife of R.W. Ginsburg, born 2 September 1901; died 4 November 1983.

GINTER, Capt. Loren Otis and Ruby Dorline Dorrell Ginter
Osceola Library files
Double services were held March 24, 1981 for a mother and her son. Ruby Dorline Ginter, 62, was born in rural St. Clair County, Mo., Aug. 14, 1918, to James Dorrell and Beulah Breeden Dorrell. Mrs. Ginter passed away March 16 at Sac-Osage Hospital after being told of her son’s death. She was united in marriage to Aubrey Ginter Nov. 28, 1935. They lived in Stockton, Calif., 30 years before moving to Peculiar in 1967, then to Collins in 1974. To this union three sons and two daughters were born. Mrs. Ginter was a member of the Osceola Community Church. She is survived by two sons, Lloyd A. Ginter of the Collins home and Lowell R. Ginter, Greeley, Colo.; two daughters, Mrs. Leta I. Taber, Harrisonville, and Mrs. Laurel E. Barlow, Westminster, Colo.; one stepdaughter, Mrs. Edith A. Allen, Osceola; two brothers, Leo. R. Dorrell, Harrisonville, and Carl E. Dorrell, Stockton, Ca.; one half-brother, David Goforth, Hayward, Ca.; one sister, Mrs. Rosezanna M. Rains, Wentworth, Mo.; one half-sister, Mrs. Barbara Tarvin, Claremore, Okla.; and five grandchildren. Mrs. Ginter’s son, Capt. Loren Otis Ginter, 28, Shemya Air Force Station, Alaska, was killed March 15, in a crash of an Air Force training plane at Shemya. He was born in Stockton, Calif., to Aubrey and Ruby Ginter, Nov. 8, 1952. He was a graduate from the University of Mo. – Rolla in 1977. He married Gabriele Marita Drossel Aug. 15, 1976, at the Lowry Air Force Base, in Colorado. Capt. Loren and 2nd Lt. Gabriele Ginter had been stationed in Alaska since 1980. Survivors are his wife, 2nd Lt. Gabrielle Ginter; two brothers, Lloyd A. Ginter and Lowell R. Ginter; two sisters, Leti I. Taber, and Laurel E. Barlow, and one half-sister, Edith Ginter Allen. He was well liked by everyone who touched his life and will also be sadly missed by uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews and members of the Air Force. The Rev. Jack Kiefer officiated at the services at the Goodrich Chapel March 24. Music was by Jackson Kiefer, soloist and Beryl Kiefer, accompanist.
Casket bearers for Capt. Ginter were Tom Barlow, Doug Dorrell, Orville ginter, Bob Taber, Bobby Taber, Jr., and Bobby Thomas. There was full military services for Capt. Loren Ginter at the graveside with 351st Strategic Missle Wing U.S. Air Force personnel as casketbearers. Interment was in the Appleton City Cemetery for both the mother and her son.

GINTER, Ruby Dorline Dorrell and Capt. Loren Otis Ginter
Osceola Library files
Double services were held March 24, 1981 for a mother and her son. Ruby Dorline Ginter, 62, was born in rural St. Clair County, Mo., Aug. 14, 1918, to James Dorrell and Beulah Breeden Dorrell. Mrs. Ginter passed away March 16 at Sac-Osage Hospital after being told of her son’s death. She was united in marriage to Aubrey Ginter Nov. 28, 1935. They lived in Stockton, Calif., 30 years before moving to Peculiar in 1967, then to Collins in 1974. To this union three sons and two daughters were born. Mrs. Ginter was a member of the Osceola Community Church. She is survived by two sons, Lloyd A. Ginter of the Collins home and Lowell R. Ginter, Greeley, Colo.; two daughters, Mrs. Leta I. Taber, Harrisonville, and Mrs. Laurel E. Barlow, Westminster, Colo.; one stepdaughter, Mrs. Edith A. Allen, Osceola; two brothers, Leo. R. Dorrell, Harrisonville, and Carl E. Dorrell, Stockton, Ca.; one half-brother, David Goforth, Hayward, Ca.; one sister, Mrs. Rosezanna M. Rains, Wentworth, Mo.; one half-sister, Mrs. Barbara Tarvin, Claremore, Okla.; and five grandchildren. Mrs. Ginter’s son, Capt. Loren Otis Ginter, 28, Shemya Air Force Station, Alaska, was killed March 15, in a crash of an Air Force training plane at Shemya. He was born in Stockton, Calif., to Aubrey and Ruby Ginter, Nov. 8, 1952. He was a graduate from the University of Mo. – Rolla in 1977. He married Gabriele Marita Drossel Aug. 15, 1976, at the Lowry Air Force Base, in Colorado. Capt. Loren and 2nd Lt. Gabriele Ginter had been stationed in Alaska since 1980. Survivors are his wife, 2nd Lt. Gabrielle Ginter; two brothers, Lloyd A. Ginter and Lowell R. Ginter; two sisters, Leti I. Taber, and Laurel E. Barlow, and one half-sister, Edith Ginter Allen. He was well liked by everyone who touched his life and will also be sadly missed by uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews and members of the Air Force. The Rev. Jack Kiefer officiated at the services at the Goodrich Chapel March 24. Music was by Jackson Kiefer, soloist and Beryl Kiefer, accompanist.
Casket bearers for Capt. Ginter were Tom Barlow, Doug Dorrell, Orville ginter, Bob Taber, Bobby Taber, Jr., and Bobby Thomas. There was full military services for Capt. Loren Ginter at the graveside with 351st Strategic Missle Wing U.S. Air Force personnel as casketbearers. Interment was in the Appleton City Cemetery for both the mother and her son.

GLASER, Leonard George
St. Clair County Courier, 27 October 2006
Leonard George Glaser was born October 23, 1916 in rural Westphalia, Kan., to Jesse and Katie Breithaupt Glaser. He passed away Sunday, Oct. 15, 2006, at the Olathe Medical Center, Olathe, Kan. He grew up in the Scott Valley neighborhood in eastern Coffey County and graduated from Burlington High School. On April 2, 1941 he and Verda Mae Cauthon were married at Osceola, Mo. On December 18, 1942, Leonard entered the U.S. Army. He served overseas during World War II and was discharged on December 7, 1945. He returned to Osceola where he and Veda farmed until moving to their farm near LeRoy in 1950 where Leonard continued to farm the rest of his working life. Leonard was baptized in the Southern Baptist Church in Missouri. He served on the District 88 Rural School Board near LeRoy and was a member of Post 313 of the American Legion of LeRoy. His parents and two brothers, Raymond and Orlin Glaser, as well as his wife, Veda, preceded him in death. Leonard is survived by his two daughters, Linda Hess and her husband, Larry, from Highland, Ill., Carolyn Harvey and her husband, Gail from LeRoy, Kan.; grandchildren Tasha and LaNesha Harvey, Tom Hess and his wife, Candy, and his four great-grandchildren. Services for Leonard were Friday, Oct. 20, at the First Christian Church in Leroy, Kan. Interment at Logue Cemetery east of Leroy under the direction of Jones Funeral Home, Burlington, Kan. Memorials may be made to Southern Coffey County Scholarship Program, Inc. and sent in care of Jones Funeral Home at P.O. Box 277, Burlington, KS 66839.

GLAZEBROOK, Minnie E. Bridges
Submitted by: Cindy Drinkard
Funeral services were held Monday, May 3 at 11 a.m. in Goodrich Chapel for Minnie E. Bridges Glazebrook. Music was provided by Jerris Harper, soloist and Mary Lou Hildebrand, accompanist. Casketbearers were grandsons. Interment was in Macedonia Cemetery under the direction of Goodrich Funeral Home of Osceola.
Minnie Eunice Bridges Glazebrook was born May 20, 1880 near Vista, to Enoch Webster & Clara Sophia Ewing Graham. She passed away April 30, 1982 at the Golden Valley Memorial Hospital in Clinton at the age of 101 years, 11 mo's and 10 days. Minnie's early life was spent in the Vista area. She was united in marriage to Ben Bridges and to this union four children were born. Her sons Graham Bridges and Frank Wiley Bridges preceded her in death, as did her husband on Dec. 21, 1918. In 1928 she was married to J. William Glazebrook who preceded her in death in 1934.Minnie was a good provider for her children during their early years. She worked as a cook at the Commercial Hotel in Osceola for several years and later worked in Urich and Kansas City. She lived in the Wheatland, area for several years and was a member of the Wheatland Baptist Church. She left Wheatland in 1967 and moved to the Kansas City area where she lived until she moved to Clinton in 1977. She was making her home there with her daughter, June Patterson, at the time of her death. She is survived by her daughters, Mrs. June Patterson of Clinton and Mrs. Essie Hammond of Kansas City: one brother Homer Graham of Vista: one sister Hazel Mueller of Las Vegas, Nevada: 6 grandchildren: 14 great grandchildren and 8 great-great-grandchildren.

GLEN, Thomas M.
Appleton City Journal, 4 September 1919
Beloved Father Called - Thomas M. Glen was born in Morgan County, Ohio, 1835; was married to Martha Grubb, Sept. 5, 1858. To this union were born five children: Ada E. Walker, of Appleton City, Mo., Mrs. Ida M. Bell, and Silas K. Glen of Kahoka, John A. Glen of Maysville, Mo., and Addie E., who died in infancy, born June 26, 1870. Martha Glen his wife died June 23, 1912, aged 76 years, 2 months and 1 day, at Kahoka, Mo. There are 15 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren living. He united with the M.E. church at St. Francisville, in 1874. Later he united with the Church of God at Hitchcock, Neb., moved to DeKalb County in 1897; he there united with the M.E. Church South, moved in 1906 to St. Clair county, Mo., came to Kahoka in 1910, where he lived until death, Aug. 22, 1919. He lived a consistent Christian life; his children and grandchildren all loved him. He was always a kind, faithful father and friend, honest in business, a man of integrity and worth to any community. He will be missed by business associates, by the G.A.R. (he being a veteran of the Civil war, his comrades bearing him gently to his last resting place), also by not only his own relatives but by many friends and acquaintances. Funeral services were held in the Methodist Protestant Church by the pastor, Rev. T.K. Holland. Interment in the beautiful cemetery near Kahoka – Free Press.

GLENDENING, Vernie Stewart
Vernie Stewart Glendening, 89, passed away Sept. 21, 2001, in El Dorado Springs. Vernie was born on Dec. 29, 1911, in St. Clair County, to George Jacob and Edna McKinley Glendening. He lived his years in the Tiffin area. He was a farmer. On Oct. 1, 1965, he married Mary Helen Rogers. She preceded him in death in March of 1993. Vernie leaves behind many nieces, nephews and cousins and numerous friends. Graveside services were held on Monday afternoon, Sept. 24, at the Pleasant Springs Cemetery with Rev. Brent Bland officiating. Interment was in the Pleasant Spring Cemetery under the direction of the Hackleman and Sons Funeral Home.

GLINN, James Dudley
Submitted by: Stacy Kelly
James D. Glinn was born in Marion Mo. January 26th, 1842, removing with his parents to St. Clair County when a boy. He was converted at about the age of eighteen years and was baptized into the fellowship of Coon Creek Baptist church. He was married to Miss Nancy J. Culbertson October 29th, 1865, five sons being born to them. His second marriage was to Miss S.M. Owen December 29th, 1887, to them were born one daughter Miss Myrtle Glinn, student in High school in Osceola. He was twice elected to the office county treasurer of St. Clair county and no man vacated the office with greater confidence on the part of the people than did he. He has been an invalid several years now, was cared for by his wife and children with all the tenderness that love could invent, the whole community being interested in his welfare. He was buried from his home December 15th, 1910, the services being conducted by Rev. B.F. Lawler, pastor Baptist church in Osceola, and interment being in the Culbertson cemetery on Coon Creek near the old home west of Collins. His broken hearted wife and children have the sympathy of all the people, their devotion to him being unbounded. Jimmy Glinn was a good boy, a good man and he “sleeps well”, his body waiting on the coming of the Lord.
 


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