St. Clair County Obits

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HOCHSTEDLER, Dorothy Anna Reedy
St. Clair County Courier, 21 April 2006
Dorothy Anna Reedy was born Oct. 14, 1955, in Washington, Del., and passed away April 11, 2006, at her home. Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents, Dorothy and Robert Moore. She is survived y her Husband, Roger Hochstedler; her son, Wayne Waldmer; her daughter-in-law, Christina; granddaughter, Angalina; three brothers, Robert B. Moore, Richard G. Moore and Kenneth B. Moore; many nieces and nephews and friends. Final disposition was cremation, under the direction of Sheldon-Goodrich Funeral Home, Osceola.

HOCHSTEDLER, Lela M. Squire
Clinton Daily Democrat, September 1998
Lela M. Hochstedler - Lela M. Hochstedler, 101, Osceola, died Thursday, September 17, 1998, at Truman
Lake Manor, Lowry City. She was a homemaker. Funeral services will be Sunday, September 20, at
Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel, Osceola. Burial will be in Pleasant Mound Cemetery, Osceola.

HODGETT, Carolyn Sue
St. Clair County Courier, 22 September 2006
Carolyn Sue Hodgett, 56, was born April 21, 1950 at Chalk Level and died Sept. 15, 2006 at Highland Nursing and Rehab Center, Kansas City. She was proceded in death by her parents, Ralph and Thelma Hodgett, sister, Mary Ann and brother Dale Eugene. She is survived by her three sisters, Jessie Dollard of Texas, Beverley Baker of Oklahoma, and Patsy Payne of Oklahoma, and one brother, Michael Hodgett of Missouri. Services will be held at Hackberry Cemetery in WauKomis, Okla., officiated by Pastor Stan Jenkins on Sept. 30 at 2 p.m.

HODGETT, Carolyn Sue
Kansas City Star, 19 September 2006
Carolyn Hodgett, 56, Kansas City, MO, passed away September 15, 2006 at Highland Nursing Center. Private family services. Burial in Hackberry Cemetery, Waukomis, Oklahoma. (Arrangements: Morticians Service, 538 Campbell, Kansas City, MO 64106, 816-474-8831).

HODGETT, Dale Eugene
St. Clair County Courier, 23 June 2006
Dale Eugene Hodgett, 68, passed away June 19, 2006 at Golden Valley Hospital in Clinton. Graveside services were Thursday, June 22 at the Green Lawn Cemetery. Dale was born April 11, 1938, in Kansas City. He worked in construction most of his life, and also worked in the oil fields of Oklahoma. He was a handyman who could repair anything. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ralph and Thelma Hodgett; son, Dale Eugene Hodgett, Jr.; and a sister, Mary Ann Hodgett. His survivors include his loving companion, Nancy Hodgett, Osceola; three daughters and their husbands, Debra and Joe Sumner, McCurtain, Okla., Sharon and Bob Lucas, Lamar and Raylena and Johnny Anderson, Fort Gibson, Okla.; two stepsons, Larry and Terry Decavele both of Kansas City; brother, Michael Hodgett, Waynesville; four sisters, Jessie Dollard, Beverly Baker, Patty Payne and Carolyn Hodgett; seven grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

HODGETT, Dale Eugene
Kansas City Star, 21 June 2006
Dale Eugene Hodgett, 68, passed away June 19, 2006 at Golden Valley Hospital in Clinton, MO. Friends may call 9-10 a.m. Thursday, June 22, at the Park Lawn Chapel; graveside services will follow at 10 a.m. in Green Lawn Cemetery. (Arr: Park Lawn Funeral Home, 816-523-1234).

HOFFMAN, Paul
The Joplin Globe, 5 March 2003
Paul Hoffman, 81, of Butler, Mo., died March 1, 2003, at St. Joseph Health Center in Kansas City, Mo.
Paul is survived by two sons, Ronald Hoffman and wife, Margy, of Butler, and Larry Hoffman and wife, Connie, of Joplin; seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 5, 2003, at the Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel in Butler. Burial will be in Appleton City Cemetery, Appleton City, Mo. Contributions may be made to Butler First Christian Church.

HOLCOMBE, Grace Wilodene Ireland
Clinton Daily Democrat , November 1996
Mrs. Grace W. Holcomb, 79, Osceola, died Sunday, November 24, 1996, at her home. She was born in Osceola, and was a lifelong area resident. She was a licensed practical nurse. She is survived by her husband, William, of the home; two sons, John C. Goodwin of Collins and James Lee Goodwin of Grain Valley; two brothers, Kenneth Ireland of Humansville and Victor Ireland of Kansas City; one sister, Mary Buford of Collins; two half-sisters, Frances Thompson of Independence and Dora Lee Haltom of Harrisonville; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be Wednesday, November 27, at the Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel in Osceola. Burial will be in the Osceola Cemetery.

HOLLAND, Bonnie Marie Hart
Clinton Daily Democrat, 11 December 2002
Bonnie Marie Holland, 72, Independence, a retired banking bookkeeper, died Tuesday, December 10, 2002 at the Independence Regional Hospital. Funeal services will be Friday, December 13, at the Parklawn Chapel, Kansas City. Graveside services will be Saturday, December 14, at the Iconium Cemetery.

HOLLOWAY, James Jackson
St. Clair County Courier, 4 November 2005
James Jackson Holloway was born on June 18, 1924 in Pritchett, Texas, to Woody Dean and Madge Brown Holloway and passed away on October 18, 2005, in his home. James Jackson Holloway served in the U.S. Navy during WW II from 1942 to 1945. He served on the Patrol Gunboat U.S.S. Tulsa in the Pacific Theatre of operations. James received the Navy/Marine Corps Combat Action Ribbon, Navy Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Metal, World War II Victory Medal, Navy Occupation Medal, Philippine Liberation Medal, Boatswain’s Mate, Surface Warfare Medal and Honorable Discharge Pin and Patch known as the “Ruptured Duck”. James was preceded in death by his parents, Woody Dean and Madge Holloway; two brothers, Roy Carl Holloway and Jess Dean Holloway; one sister, Martha Mitchel; and a nephew, Horace Holloway. He is survived by his children, Karen J. Holloway of Independence, William and Gretchen Holloway of Independence, Richard and Lisa Holloway of Osceola, Billy and Cheryl Barnett of Lowry City, and Brenda and George Grantham of Grandview; the love of his life and long time devoted companion, Mary S. Barnett, one brother, Daniel E. Holloway; and one sister, Sara J. Earp; grandchildren, Dana Holloway, David Holloway, Amy Schultz, Neva Caravalla, James Holloway, Jason Holloway, Randy Holloway, Tucker Strader, Nickolas Holloway, Michael Barnett, Chelsea Barnett, Brandon Grantham, David Grantham and 18 great grandchildren.
Services were Saturday, October 22 in the Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel. Officiated by Roy Hooten and Dan Holloway. Music was “How Great Thou Art” and “Amazing Grace”. Interment of his ashes was in Pritchett, Texas. Arrangements by Sheldon-Goodrich Funeral Home, Osceola.

HOLLOWELL, Paula Renfro
Greenlawn Funeral Home
Paula Hollowell , Apr 23, 1943 - Aug 08, 2008. Mrs. Paula Hollowell, age 65, of Osceola, MO, passed away Friday, August 8, 2008, in St. John’s Regional Medical Center, Springfield, MO. She was born April 23, 1943, in Lodi, California, to Dolen Renfro and Pauline (Adair) Brown. She is preceded in death by her Mother; husband Dale Hollowell, a brother Ray Renfro, a sister Dorothy Renfro, and a daughter Marion Lyons. She is survived by four children; her father Dolen Renfro; two sisters Anita Davis, and Linda Renfro; two brothers: David Renfro, and Dolen Renfro, Jr.; as well as grandchildren, nieces and nephews. According to Paula’s wishes her body has been cremated, a Memorial Service will be held Saturday, August 16, 2008, at 1:00 PM in the Commons Room at Truman Towers in Osceola. Friends and family may sign a guest book or send private condolences at: www.greenlawnfuneralhome.com. Arrangements have been entrusted to Pitts Chapel of Greenlawn Funeral Homes Bolivar, MO.

HOLMES, Annie Lois Johnson
Clinton Daily Democrat, 17 April 2003
Annie L. Holmes, 78, Osceola, a homemaker, died Tuesday, April 15, 2003, at Golden Valley Hospital, Clinton. Funeral services will be Friday, April 18, at Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel, Osceola. Burial will be in Lowry City Cemetery.

HOLMES, Clyde D.
St. Clair County Courier, Friday, 28 December 2007
Clyde D. Holmes was born on Feb. 28, 1922 in Heflin, Alabama to Arthur and Mae [Blackman] Holmes and passed away Dec. 16, 2007 at his daughters home in Lowry City. Clyde was a preacher in his earlier years and he always put God and his family above everything else. Clyde spent many years as a truck driver before retiring. He enjoyed fishing, gardening, reading his Bible and listening to preaching. He was preceded in death by his wife,Annie, in 2003, daughter, Mary and son, Art; his sisters and his brothers and his grandson, Joey.
Clyde is survived by one brother, Roy Holmes of Raytown, two sons, James Holmes, Anniston, Alabama,
Walter Holmes, Camden, his daughters; Dorothy Roberts, Princeton, Doris Snodgrass, Blue Springs, Kitty Henley, Grain Valley, Rebecca Moore, Lowry City; 23 grandchildren, many great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends. Services were Wednesday, Dec. 19 at 2 p.m. in Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel officiated by Rev. Jeff Ferguson and Rev. Harvey Woods. Music selections were "Old Rugged Cross" soloist by Amanda Phillips and "What a Friend We Have in Jesus"  soloist by Kathy Brown.
Casketbearers were Phillip Henley, Shelby Goodman, Tommy Roberts, Brad Moore, Jr., Tony Snodgrass and Richard Davis. Interment was in Lowry City Cemetery with arrangements made by Sheldon-Goodrich Funeral Home, Osceola.

HOLMES, Mathew
Osceola Sun, 17 October 1878
Deaths - On the twelfth inst., at Osceola, at the residence of his son, Mathew Holmes died of old age. His remains were followed to the grave by a long procession of relatives and friends.

HOLSWORTH, Mary Ella Dahl
St. Clair County Courier, 1 September 2006
Mary Ella Holsworth, 61, was born on September 26, 1944 to Iver Orie and Pearl May Galpin Dahl and passed away on August 2, 2006, in her home. Mary worked most of her life as a home maker, a block laying assistant and a mud mixer. Mary also worked as a daycare assistant, she also owned and ran a bar as well as a housekeeping business. Mary was preceded in death by her husbands, Alvin Rubio and Michael Holsworth, two sons, Larry Wagner and Willie Rubio; and her parents Iver and Pearl Dahl. Mary is survived by her sons, Tim Wagner and his wife Rhonda, Alvin Rubio and his wife DeDe and Steve Rubio; one daughter, Stephanie Aurora nd her husband Mike; 11 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and one brother, William Dahl and his wife Peggy. Memoria services will be held on Saturday, September 9 at the Manzanita Baptist Church in Kingman, Ariz., with burial in the Mountain View Cemetery in Kingman, Ariz.

HOLT, Erastus Evans
Appleton City Journal, 19 March 1914
Erastus Evans Holt was born February 25, 1844, in Calloway County, Mo., and died March 16, 1914, at his home Southwest of Appleton City, Age 70 years, and 11 days. While a young man he moved to Bates Co., where he lived up to the time of his death. December 20, 1868 he was married to Mary Ford. To this union were born five sons; William E., Albert E., Emmett M., Smith and Walter V. Holt. He is survived by his wife, three sons, five sisters and two brothers, to whom a host of friends and neighbors extend their deepest sympathy in this time of their sorrow and loss. In the fall of 1869 Mr. Holt was converted in a meeting held by J. Hugh Robison, a Baptist Missionary. He became a charter member of the Round Prairie Baptist Church and for over forty years has been one of its deacons, ever zealous and wise in his care of his Master's cause. After an illness of almost a month on Friday morning about 3 o'clock he quietly passed away to be at home with his Lord. May his loved ones be comforted with the thought that "Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints", and that in the glorious morn of the resurrection we shall be reunited never more to say good-bye. He will be sadly missed in his church and community as well as in his home. The funeral service was conducted at the Round Prairie Baptist Church at 11 o'clock Sunday morning March 8, the pastor Elmer Kirkpatrick officiating. The text was 11 Cor. 5:8, "Absent from the body at home with the Lord." Interment was made at the Round Prairie Baptist Cemeter. Elmer Kirkpatrick, Pastor.

HOOKER, Donald E.
St. Clair County Courier, Friday, 2 January 2009
Donald E. "Don" Hooker, 64, of Appleton City passed away Dec. 25, 2008 at his home. He was born Oct. 1944 in Henry County to Raymond and Lena [Bean] Hooker. On October 18, 1968 he married Patricia Jeanne Halley at Lee's Summit and she survives of the home. Other survivers include a daughter Tammy Rae Hooker Halley of the home; two sons, Robert and Richard Hooker, Olathe, Kansas; special daughter, Dawn Rae Dowling [Jim]; grandchildren Jamie [Laura], Tyler, Kaitlin, Tanner; great grandkids Sarah and Justin Dowling all of Moberly; sister Suzy Hooker of Butler; sister in law Carolyn Hooker, nephew Robert, Appleton City; uncles Charlie [Linda] Bean, Appleton City, Phillip [Brenda] Bean, Independence; several other aunts and uncles and sister-in-law, Jan [Bill] Trusty of Moberly. several nieces and nephews, Lara [Mark] Reynolds, Paige [Ted] Douglas, Tom [Wendy] Jewett all of Moberly, Megan Jewett of Boonville, Patricia [Lee] Harrington of Stover, Luke Trusty of China. Father-in-law Bobby Britton, Raytown, Aunts-in-law Mildred Chaplin and Thelma Wyatt of Raytown; Special Friends, Katy [Robert] Huerta, Bach [Kristy] Palmer. C.J. [April] Palmer, all of Curreyville, Texas, Janell [Sissy], Kenny Kramer of Harper, Texas and several great-grandchildren all of Texas.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother Robert W. Hooker [4 months ago]. Grandparents, Earnest [Bill] and Martha Bean and Inlaws Tommy Halley and Betty Halley Britton.
Funeral home holding body for Science care. Hill and son Funeral Home, Appleton City.

HOOKER, Donald E.
Kansas City Star, 1 January 2009
Donald (Don) E. Hooker, 64, of Appleton City, Mo., passed away December 25, 2008, at his home. Survivors wife, Patricia (Halley) Hooker; daughter, Tammy Rae Hooker Halley; sister, Suzy Hooker; a special niece, Dawn (Jim) Dowling. He was cremated with a memorial at a later date. Arr.: Science Care.

HOOKER, Lena E. Bean
Appleton City Journal, 14 November 1974
Funeral services were held for Lena E. Hooker, 47, on Saturday, November 9 at the Eckhoff Funeral Home with Reverend Joe Wix officiating. Pallbearers were Michael Bean, David Bean, Dennis Williamson, Michael Williamson, Normie Williamson and David Miller. Interment was in the Harmony Cemetery under the direction of Eckhoff Funeral Home. Lena E. (Bean) Hooker, a life-long resident of St. Clair County, was born February 19, 1927, to Ernest S. and Martha Bean. She died November 7, 1974, at the age of 47 years, eight months and 18 days. On October 17, 1942, she married Raymond Hooker and to this union five children were born. Mrs.
Hooker was preceded in death by two children, Linda and Pauline Hooker, and two brothers. She is survived by her husband of the home; three children, Bobby Hooker, Susie Hooker and Donald Hooker; her parents; one grandchild; five sisters and four brothers.

HOOKER, Pauline Catherine
Appleton City Journal, 9 May 1963
Graveside services were held May 2 at the Bean Cemetery for Pauline Catherine Hooker, infant daughter of Raymond and Lena E. Bean Hooker, who was stillborn at the Osceola Hospital, April 30. Rev. Joe Wix of Butler officiated at the service. Survivors in addition to the parents are two brothers, Robert Wayne of the home and Donald Eugene of Kansas City; a sister, Susan K., grandparents and several other relatives. Among those attending the service were Mr. and Mrs. Henry Herndon of Pittsburg, Kansas.

HOOPER, Alva Franklin Sr.
Kansas City Times, 7 July 1970
Alva Franklin Hooper, Sr., 89, Lee's Summit, died yesterday at a medical center in Lee's Summit. He was born in Osceola, Mo., and lived most of his life in Adrian, Mo. He lived the last three and a half years in Lee's Summit. Mr. Hooper was a farmer and a produce dealer in Adrian. He was a member of the Adrian United Methodist Church. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Nettie F. Hooper of the home; four sons, Alva F. Hooper, Jr., Adrian; Jack Hooper, 8829 Hunter, and Kenneth L. Hooper, 7414 Hedges, both of Raytown, and Richard R. Hooper, Dallas, Tex.; three daughters, Mrs. Alice Rinehart, Lee's Summit; Mrs. Daisy Derks, 11004 Military Club Road, Raytown, and Mrs. Billie Utterback, 9517 West Eighty-ninth, Overland Park; two brothers, Sina Hooper and Manuel Hooper, both of Butler, Mo.; 21 grandchildren, and 22 great-grandchildren. Services will be held at 2 o'clock Wednesday at the Atkinson-Dickey chapel, Adrian; burial in Crescent Hill Cemetery, Adrian.

HOOPER, Charles Eugene
Charles Eugene Hooper, the eldest son of B.F. and Mary E. Robertson Hooper, was born Oct. 19, 1877 in St. Clair County near Osceola, Missouri and departed this life on September 20, 1955 at the Butler Memorial Hospital at the age of 77 years, 11 months and 1 day. He grew to young manhood on a farm near Osceola and received his education in the rural schools of St. Clair County. On Nov. 12, 1902 he was united in marriage with Ola d. York of near Johnstown, Missouri. Miss York had formerly been a resident of Osceola, moving to Bates County with her parents in 1901. They went to St. Clair County where they made their home on a farm for two years, moving to Bates County in the spring of 1904, settling on a farm near Ballard. In the fall of 1915 Mr. Hooper bought a farm near Ballard and built a house, moving his family there in the spring of 1916. And it is there Mr. and Mrs. Hooper reared their family of three sons and seven daughters. One daughter, Mary E., died in infancy and one son, Francis M., passed away at the age of seven years. It is at the hold home where many family reunions and other happy gatherings have been enjoyed among which was the celebration of Mr. & Mrs. Hooper's golden wedding anniversary on Nov. 12, 1952. Mr. Hooper was converted in 1912, uniting with the Oak Hill Methodist Church, later transferring his membership to the Walnut Grove Presbyterian Church where he remained a faithful member until his death, attending services as long as his health permitted. Mr. Hooper was especially fond of the little children of the Church and the community and many of them called him the "Chewing Gum Man" as he never was without this small favor to pass out to each child he met. Mr. Hooper was a kind husband, a loving father, a good neighbor and a progressive citizen, being especially interested in good roads and better schools for the community. He retired from farming about eight years ago when his health began to fail but was a zealous gardner and he worked at this hobby as long as his health permitted. He planted his garden this spring but was never able to tend it. He was patient during his enitre illness, never losing faith, nor doubting but that he would recover. Mr. Hooper was preceded in death, besides the son and daughter mentioned above, by his parents, and a sister, Daisy who passed away in infancy. Survivors are: His wife of the home; three sons, Nathan F., Charles E. Jr., and Russell K., all of Kansas City, Mo.; seven daughters, Mrs. H.H. Hoover and Mrs. Orva Grasshart of Urich, R.F.D., Mrs. Harley Hoover, Clinton, Mrs. Guy Hendrickson and Mrs. Phyllis Hawley of Independence, Mrs. Sherman Martin, Kansas City and Mrs. John Hayden of Gardner, Kansas; twenty-one grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; four brothers, A.F. Hooper, Adrian, S.E. Hooper, Butler, J.C. Hooper, Osceola and Manuel Hooper, Ballard; one sister, Mrs. Virgil Higgins, Appleton City. A great number of nieces and nephews, besides other relatives and a host of friends.

HOOPER, Charles Eugene
Charles Eugene Hooper (1877 - 1955) - In Memory of Charles Eugene Hooper - Funeral Services were held in the Presbyterian Church at Walnut Grove, Mo. on Friday, September 23rd, at 2:00 P.M. Dr. Christian A. Wright, Minister of the Fairmount Christian Church, 641 Sough Ash Avenue, Kansas City 22, Mo., officiated.
Mr. & Mrs. Walter Barth, of Urich, Mo. sang "Beyond the Sunset", and "In the Upper Garden". Mr. David Keirsey of Adrian, Mo. sang "Good Night, Good Morning". Mrs. Wilbur Barth, of Urich, Mo. was the accompanist. The Pall Bearers were all grandsons: Francis Hoover, Galen Hoover, Delbert Hoover, Dale Hendrickson, Bobby G. Martin, and Junior Grosshart. Interment was in Walnut Grove Cemetery.

HOOPER, Ella Leota McGee
Butler, Bates County Democrat, 17 October 1968
Mrs. S.E. Hooper - Mrs. Ella Leota Hooper was born December 1, 1889, the daughter of William and Naomi McGee, in St. Clair County, Mo., and departed this life on October 10, 1968 at the age of 78 years, 10 months and nine days, at the Bates County Memorial Hospital. She was united in marriage to S.E. Hooper on September 9, 1906 and had observed their 62nd wedding anniversary on September 9. This union was blessed with five children. Those preceding her in death were her parents, a son, Dennis McGee Hooper; two brothers, Ed and Asa McGee and a sister, Docia Allen. She is survived by three sons, Edgar Hooper of Dallas, Tex.; Forrest Hooperof Oklahoma city, Okla., LaVerne Hooper of Kansas City, Mo.; one daughter, Pauline Gabriel of Butler, Mo., a half-brother, Ernest Wilson; a half-sister, Nona Scott, both of Eaton, Colo.; seven grandchildren, four great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews, other relatives and a host of friends.
She was an active member of the Methodist Church and enjoyed her work in the circle, as long as her health permitted. Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon, October 13, at the Ohio Street Methodist Church with Rev. Lester Thornton officiating. Burial was made in Oak Hill Cemetery under the direction of Culver-Underwood Funeral Service.

HOOPER, Emery Floyd
Emery Floyd Hooper was born October 21, 1907 to Jesse and Nancy (Garrison) Hooper in Osceola, Mo. He passed away on April 28, 2000 at Wilshore at Lakewood in Lee's Summit, Mo. Floyd spent his entire life in the Bear Creek Community where he enjoyed making his living as a farmer and being a friend and neighbor to those he loved. Floyd and Buelah (Sally) Murray were united in marriage on November 10, 1934. To this union five children were born, John Michael, James Carl of Webster, Paul Floyd of Osceola, Linda Hooper Hodges of Lee's Summit, and Jackie Wayne of Merriam, Kans. Floyd was preceded in death by his parents; infant son, John Michael; one sister, Edna Mae Hooper Jacobs of Los Animas, Colo. He is survived by his wife "Sally" of the home; four children; one sister, Ruth Hooper Chapman of Lowry City; and a host of nieces, nephews, friends and neighbors. Floyd became Christian at the age of eight years and was a faithful lifelong member of Bear Creek Methodist Church. Funeral services were held Monday, May 1, 2000 at Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel. Burial was in Bear Creek Cemetery under the directions of Sheldon-Goodrich Funeral Home in Osceola.

HOOPER, Hazel Elizabeth Peace
Kansas City Star, 22 March 2008
Hazel Elizabeth Hooper, 95, of Adrian, Mo., passed away March 20, 2008 at Adrian Manor Nursing Home.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Mon., March 24 atAtkinson Funeral Home, Adrian; visitation 12-2 p.m.
Monday at the funeral home. Burial in Crescent Hill Cemetery. (Arr. Atkinson Funeral Home).

HOOPER, Jesse Claiborne
St. Clair County Courier, 5 July 1962
Jesse Hooper Services June 28 - Funeral services were held at the Osceola Methodist Church Thursday, June 28, for Jesse C. Hooper, who died June 23 at the age of 78 years, nine months and four days. He had been a patient at the Osceola Medical Hospital for 27 months. Officiating at the services were Rev. C. Fay Kessinger, pastor of the church, and Wilmer Harper, Penny Dukes and Sue Krider sang two numbers, accompanied by Mrs. Herbert Dukes. Pallbearers were the following nephews; Forrest Hooper, Balter;  Laverne Hooper, Indiana; and Nathan, Charles, Russell and Roy Hooper, all of Kansas City. Burial was made in the Osceola cemetery. Mr. Hooper, son of the late Frank and Mary Hooper, was born Sept. 19, 1883 in St. Clair County. He attended school at Bear Creek and was a member of the Bear Creek Methodist Church. His marriage to Nancy M. Garrison occurred March 23, 1905. Four children were born to the couple. One died in infancy.
Survivors are his wife; two daughters, Mrs. Edna Jacobs of Las Animas, Colo., and Mrs. Ruth Chapman of Lowry City; one son, Floyd of near Osceola; ten grandchildren, four great grandchildren, and three brothers, Sina, Manuel of Butler and Alva of Adrian.

HOOPER, John Marion
St. Clair County Democrat, 17 January 1939
John Marion Hooper, a most estimable citizen of Corbin Community died suddenly at his home, January 13th. He had been in poor health for some time, but his death came as a shock to the community. Deceased was born in Tennessee in the year of 1850. He came to this community when a young man, 18 years of age, and has lived in the vicinity of Osceola ever since. He was married to Mary Ann Wilson in the year 1876. To their union were born nine children, six boys and three girls, all of whom were present at funeral services except one daughter, Lennie, who died at the age of 18 years. He is survived, in his immediate family, by his wife and children who are as follows: Mrs. Nellie Quinn, Coffeyville, Kansas; Mrs. Cinda McNutt, Chetopa, Kansas; Mrs. Jessie Farr, Tulsa, Oklahoma; John Hooper, Smith Center, Kansas; Clevie Hooper, Sand Springs, Oklahoma; Robbie Hooper, Osceola, Missouri; Mrs. Maude Prine, Collins, Missouri; Mrs. Birdie Moore, Osceola, Missouri. He also leaves 25 grandchildren, one of wom, Leslie McCaslin, of Tulsa, Oklahoma attended his obsequies. Mr. Hooper was held in very high esteem by his friends and neighbors and his passing brings deep sorrow and noted absence from their midst. His funeral services were conducted at the Bear Creek Church by H.E. Carpenter, pastor of the Osceola Christian Church on Tuesday afternoon at 2:20. Very appropriate music was rendered by the local choir with a special solo by Mrs. I.R. Knight of Osceola. Quite a profusion of floral offerings bore evidence of the sentinent in which he was held. His remains were laid to rest in the Bear Creek Cemetery among the scenes of his life's labors. The entire community shares in the sorrow of the bereaved home.

HOOPER, Lennie
Contributed by Mary Zeiler
Miss Lennie Hooper, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. John Hooper, died about 5 o'clock Monday afternoon, Jan. the 8th at the age of 18 years, 7 months and 28 days. She is survived by her father and mother, five sisters, Misses Berdie, Maud and Jessie Hooper and Mrs. Nellie Quinn and Cinda McNutt and three brothers, Robert, Cleve and John Hooper. Miss Hooper had been in poor health for the past eighteen months and almost confined to her room for the past year. During her illness, she was at all times patient and in good spirits. By her death, many
hearts were made sad and especially in the home circle, life will never be quite the same. Those who were nearest her will long for her companionship and always smiling face. She professed the Christian faith about two months before her death, stating that she was prepared and ready, at any time, to meet God. Her death was not only a loss to the immediate family but to the entire community in which she lived. Funeral services were held at the Bear Creek Church, Wednesday, January 10th, 1911, being conducted by the pastor, J. A. Brown. Interment was made at the Bear Creek cemetery. Besides her relatives, she had friends, who crowded the church to pay thelast tribute of respect to the one who had lived in their midst and whom they had known and loved so well. Asleep in Jesus, Blessed sleep - From which none ever wake to weep. - J. A. Brown

HOOPER, Manuel
Bates Co., Mo. News-Headliner, 24 June 1981
Manuel Hooper - Mr. Manuel Hooper, a retired Butler businessman, died June 21, 1981, at Bates County Memorial Hospital. He was born July 21, 1893, in Osceola to Benjamin F. and Mary Elizabeth Robertson Hooper. In 1917 Mr. Hooper moved to the Ballard area, where he operated a grocery store for several years. He and his wife moved to Butler in 1956, where they owned and operated the Hub Drive-in until 1959. On June 6, 1929, he married Leta Hendrickson. Survivors include Mrs. Hooper of the home; and several nieces and nephews. The funeral was June 24 at the Underwood-steinbeck Chapel with Rev. Charles Hendrickson of Sedalia officiating. Burial was in Oak Hill Cemetery.

HOOPER, Mary Ann Wilson
In Memory of Mary Ann Hooper. Date of Birth: October 27, 1854; Date of Death: February 7, 1951. Date and Hour Of Service Friday, February 9, 2:30 p.m. Held From Bear Creek Church. Clergyman Rev. Albert Gaston.
Place of Interment: Bear Creek Cemetery.

HOOPER, Mary Ann Wilson
Thursday, 3 November, 1951
95 Years Old Last Thursday - Mrs. Mary Hooper Is A Long Time Resident Here - Mrs. Mary Wilson Hooper celebrated her 95th birthday last Thursday at her small home in the northern part of Osceola. She has been a resident of this community for the last 77 years. With her mother and six brothers and sisters, Mrs. Hooper came toa  farm in the Bear Creek community east of Osceola from the old Wilson home in Bowling Green, Kentucky. The trip was made by railroad and three full days were required to complete it. A brother, Jim Wilson, and a sister, Mrs. Cynthia Greenwell, preceded the remainder of the family to St. Clair County. While in most respects Mrs. Hooper's health is good, her eyesight has failed perceptibly in recent months and her hearing is not sharp. She spends most of her days sitting and rocking in a chair by a window that overlooks the Osage river and the dam. Her memory is extremely sharp in that she was able to recall old dates and figures with apparent ease. She was rather shy on receiving publicity, stating that "I kind of hate to have my picture in the paper." Old age is not uncommon in Mrs. Hooper's family in that a sister, the late Mrs. Cynthia Greenwell lived to be 96. Mrs. Hooper was married September 5, 1876 to John Hooper, who died in 1928. They had nine children of whom five are living. They are Mrs. Cynthia McNutt, Mrs. Maudie Pryne and Mrs. Birdie Hooper all of Osceola, John Hooper of Athol, Kansas and R.H. Hooper of the Bear Creek Community. Mrs. McNutt has been staying with and caring for her mother constantly since she moved to town from the farm in February of 1944. Mrs. Hooper also has 23 grandchildren and a host of great grandchildren. She was known as a skilled seamstress until a few years ago when her eyesight prevented her from doing her work. On her birthday October 27, Mrs. Hooper, her neice, Mrs. Minnie Snyder of Lowry City, and Mrs. Lucinda McNutt entertained R.H. Hooper, Mrs. Maudie Pryne, Mrs. and Mrs. Henry Endicott, Mrs. Clyde Vest and Mrs. Birdie Moore. She received a shower of cards and gifts. Mrs. Bertha Lawton was an afternoon caller.

HOOPER, Mary Ann Wilson
Osceola, Missouri, Thursday, February 15, 1951
Obituary - Mary Wilson Hooper was born in Bowling Green, Kentucky October 27, 1854, and passed away at her home in Osceola Wednesday morning, February 7, 1951, being past 96 years of age. When about 13 years old, she came with her mother and six brothers and sisters to Missouri, whither another brother and sister had preceded them. The family settled on a farm in the Bear Creek community, east of Osceola. She lived in this neighborhood until seven years ago, when she came with her daughter, Mrs. Cinda McNutt, to Osceola. In her Bear Creek home, she was wooed and won by John M. Hooper, and married to him on September 5, 1876. Here they established their home, and here they reared their family of nine children, five of whom are now living.
As the wife of an energetic and successful farmer, Mrs. Hooper led a busy life, being a true helpmate to her husband, a devoted mother to her children and a kidn and generous neighbor and friend. Her hands were always busy with the daily tasks which the housewives of today accomplish in so much less time with the aid of modern inventions. The busy hands molded the candles which furnished their light, made great kettles of soap, spun and wove and knitted the garments her family wore. Now, she has entered into her rest, and the tired hands are released from their labors. In late years her eyesight had failed and she was unable to read or sew, which distressed her, as she had always been very skillful with her needle. Her general health was good and her mind very active. Her wonderful memory was a source of great pleasure to her friends and relatives, who listened to her reminescences with delight. Her Christian fortitude sustained her to the last, and only on the last day of her life was she confined to her bed, insisting always in sitting in her chair, and entering into the life about her. She was ready and eager however, to pass on to her eternal home, just biding her time until the Master called.
She is survived by five children, Mrs. Cinda McNutt, Mrs. Maude Prine, Mrs. Birdie Moore, Robert H. Hooper, of Athol, Kansas. Also suviving are 22 grandchildren, 32 great grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren, all of whom, with a host of relatives, rise up to call her blessed, and though they grieve because of their loss, they glory in her cororiation.Services were held at the Bear Creek church Friday at 2:30 p.m. with Rev. Albert Gaston officiating. The music was in charge of Mrs. Roxy Martin at the piano and a quartet composed of Mr. and Mrs. Keith Hannah and Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Luckey sang several of Mrs. Hooper's favorite hymns. Interment was in the adjacent cemetery lot under the direction of the Goodrich Funeral Home.
The family of the late Mrs. Mary Wilson Hooper wish to extend their sincere thanks and express their apreciation of the many kindnesses shown during her illness and death, by the many friends, relatives and neighbors, and to all who in any way helped to make the service a comfort in our hour of sorrow.

HOOPER, Maude Elizabeth Garrison
Maude Hooper - Funeral services for Maude E. Hooper were Thursday, December 18 at 2 p.m. in the Bear Creek Methodist Church. Elder Wilmer Harper officiated. Music was provided by Mr. and Mrs. Paul Hooper. Casketbearers were Brandon Brown, James Brown, Wilbur Brown, Gary Murray, Jim Murray, Kent Murray and Byron Souther. Interment was in the Bear Creek Cemetery under the direction of the Goodrich Funeral Home. Maude Hooper passed away at the Sac-Osage Hospital in Osceola, Mo. on December 16, 1980 at the age of 85 years, four months and four days. She was born August 12, 1895 near Corbin, Missouri, the daughter of James Richard and Nellie Florence Garrison. She was married to Robert Hooper October 5, 1914. To this union was born three sons. One died as an infant, two survive their mother, Robert Leo Hooper and James LeRoy Hooper both of Sugar Creek, Missouri; two daughters-in-law, Viola and Mabel; three grandchildren, J.R. Hooper of Odessa, Mo., Cheryl Mariono of Independence, Mo., and Roger Hooper of Sugar Creek, Mo., and five great-grandchildren, four sisters, Mrs. Anna Brown of Kansas City, Mo., Mrs. Blanche Murray of Independence, Mo., Mrs. Doris Murray and Mrs. Eleanor Murray both of Osceola, Missouri and eleven nieces and nephews. Maude was a member of the Bear Creek Methodist Church and spent most of her life in the Bear Creek Community. Her husband, one son, her parents, and one sister preceded her in death. Maude loved the outdoors and all of her relatives, neighbors, and friends. She will be greatly missed by all.

HOOPER, Maude Elizabeth Garrison
Maude E. Hooper. August 12, 1895 - December 16, 1980. Services: Thursday, December 18 at 2:00 p.m.
Bear Creek Methodist Church Clergyman: Elder Wilmer Harper. Music: Mr. & Mrs. Paul Hooper. Casketbearers: Brandon Brown, James Brown, Wilber Brown. Gary Murray, Jim Murray, Kent Murray, Byron Souther. Interment: Bear Creek Cemetery. Arrangements by Goodrich Funeral Home, Osceola, Missouri

HOOPER, Nancy Melissa Garrison
Nancy Hooper - Nancy Melissa Garrison, daughter of Sarah (Wisner) and George W. Garrison, was born in St. Clair County on January 8th, 1885 and departed this life June 12, 1979 at the age of 94 years, five months and two days. She accepted Christ as her Savior at a very early age and served him faithfully all her life. At the time of her death she was a long time member of Bear Creek Methodist Church. On March 23rd, 1905 she was united in marriage to Jesse Claybourn Hooper. To this union four children were born. She is survived by one son, Floyd Hooper of Osceola and one daughter, Mrs. Ruth Chapman of Lowry City, Mo.Eleven grandchildren: Bill Jacobs of Las Animas, Co., Jesse Jacobs of Phoenix, Az., Carl Hooper of Webster, Mn., Paul Hooper of Roscoe, Mo., Jack Hooper of Belton, Mo., Mrs. Linda Hodges of Lee's Summit, Mo., Mrs. Kay Keeling of Oak Grove, Mo., Mrs. Sue Leiber of Osceola, Mo., Mrs. Maudie Higgins of Independence, Mo., Billy Joe Chapman of Memphis, Tn., Buck Chapman of Independence, Mo., and seventeen great-grandchildren. She is also survived by three brothers: Vest Garrison, Rockville, Mo.; Arthur Garrison, Pacifica, Ca.; Paul Garrison, Eldorado Springs, Mo.; four sisters, Dova Steeber, Waterford, Ca.; Elsie Sidgismund, Rockville, Mo.; Beulah Heath, Lamar, Mo.; Osa Heath, Oak Grove, Mo. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jesse, on June 23rd, 1962; a daughter, Edna May Jacobs of Las Animas, Co. on November 19th, 1970 and a son who died in infancy. Also, preceding her in death were four brothers, David Walter, Louie, Rolla Bert and John Adam Garrison and two sisters, Viola May Garrison and Lois Aattebury. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother and sister and was admired and respected by all who knew her.Services were held at the Goodrich Chapel Thursday, June 14 at 2:00 p.m. The clergyman was Elder Wilmer E. Harper. Music was provided by Richard Sunderwirth, accompanied by Beryl Kiefer. Casketbearers were as follows: Danny Hooper, Paul Hooper, Jack Hooper, Don Hodges, Don Higgins, Bill Jacobs. The interment was at the Osceola Cemetery.

HOOPER, Nancy Ola Dell
Nancy Ola Dell Hooper was born August 8, 1883 in Camden County, Mo., the daughter of Nathaniel and Orlena Dotson York. She passed away July 6, 1973 at the Independence Sanitarium at the age of 89 years and eleven months. Mrs. Hooper had been active and able to live alone until March 27, 1973 when she became ill. Since that time she has been tenderly cared for by her children. Most of her last three months has been spent in the Bates County Memorial Hospital and the Independence Sanitarium with some of her children always at her bedside. Mrs. Hooper was united in marriage to Charles Eugene Hooper November 12, 1902. They made their home in St. Clair County near Osceola until the spring of 1906 when they moved to Eastern Bates County where they made their home until Mr. Hooper passed away September 20, 1955. Mrs. Hooper sold her farm and moved to Butler in June 1957, where she has since resided. When a young woman, she accepted Christ as her Savior and became a member of the Oak Hill Church. After a few years when the church ceased to function, she moved her membership to Walnut Grove Church. When she came to Butler to make her home, she became a member of the First Christian Church. She was very dedicated in her work for the Lord and was very faithful in her attendance as long as her health permitted. Her greatest interests in her life were her church, her family and her friends. She loved her sons-in-law and daughter-in-law as her own children. Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by one son, Francis M. Hooper, age 7 and one infant daughter, Mary E. Hooper, her parents, three brothers and two sisters. She leaves to mourn her passing, three sons; Nathan Hooper of Independence, Mo., Charles E. Hooper and Russell K. Hooper, both of Raytown, Mo., and seven daughters: Mrs. Nora Eidson of Butler, Mrs. Ruby Martin of Grandview, Mo., Mrs. Wilma Hendrickson of Independence, Mo., Mrs. Opal Hoover of Clinton, Mrs. Dorothy Grosshart of Hickman Mills, Mo., Mrs. Jennie Hayden of Gardner, Ks., and Mrs. Phyllis Bell of Oklahoma City, Ok. She also leaves three daughters-in-law, six sons-in-law, three brothers-in-law, 26 grandchildren, 47 great-grandchildren, a large number of nieces and nephews and a host of friends. Funeral services were Monday, July 9, at the Underwood-Steinbeck Chapel with Rev. Frank Know and Rev. Martin Keirsey officiating with burial at Walnut Grove Cemetery.

HOOPER, Robert Howard
R.H. Hooper, 72, Buried Friday - Funeral services were held Feb. 19, 1960 at the Bear Creek church for Robert H. Hooper, who died at the Osceola Medical Hospital at the age of 72 years, three months and seven days. Rev. Charlres McGrew officiated at the services. He was assited by Rev. Olson Clifford and J.W. Shepherd sang "Where We'll Never Grow Old" and "Beyond The Sunset", accompanied by Mrs. Roxie Martin.
Burial was made in the near-by cemetery under the direction of the Goodrich Funeral Home. Mr. Hooper, son of John M. and Mary Hooper, was born Nov. 10, 1887, in the Bear Creek Community where he grew to manhood and spent most of his life. His marriage to Maud Garrison occured October 5, 1914. Three sons were born to the couple, one dying in infancy. Soon after the couple was married they moved to the state of California but after four years returned to the Bear Creek community where they bought a farm in the Horse Shoe Bend area near the home of his parents. They remained here until World War I and then they went into defense work in Kansas City. Following the end of the War they returned to their farm. Mr. Hooper was preceded in death by two brothers, Johnny and Cleve; four sisters, Lennie, Jessie, Cinda and Nellie and both parents. Survivors are his wife; two sons, Roy and Leo of Kansas City; three grandchildren, James LeRoy, Cheryl Ann and Roger; two daugthers-in-law, Viola and Mable; and two sisters, Mrs. Maudie Pryne and Mrs. Birdie Moore, both of Osceola.

HOOPER, Sina E.
Butler, Bates County News-Headliner, 13 February 1975
Sina E. Hooper was born Sept. 11, 1886, in St. Clair County, Misouri. He was the son of Mary Elizabeth Robinson and Benjamine Franklin Hooper. Mr. Hooper passed away Feb. 8, 1975, at the Bates County Memorial Hospital, Butler. He had been a resident of this community for several years and was engaged in the produce business much of that time. He was united in marriage Sept. 9, 1906, to Ella Leota McGee. She preceded him in death oct. 10, 1968. One son, Dennis, also preceded him in death. Mr. Hooper is survived by one daughter, Pauline Gabriel of Butler; three sons, Edgar of Dallas, Tex., Forrest of Alamo, Tex., and Laverne of Kansas City, Mo. He is further survived by one brother, Manuel Hooper of Butler, seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Wednesday, Feb. 12, at 2:30 p.m., from the Underwood-Steinbeck Chapel, Elder Leroy Beckham officiating. Burial was made in Oak Hill Cemetery.

HOOTS, Alyson Leah
Adrian Journal, 20 September 2006
Alyson Leah Hoots, 17, was born on September 27, 1988 in Clinton, MO to Brian Hoots and Bonnie Salisbury and passed away on September 8, 2006 at Truman Medical Center in Kansas City, Missouri. Services were held Tuesday, September 12, 1 p.m. under the arrangements of the Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel, Osceola, MO with interment in Landaker Cemetery.

HOOTS, Alyson Leah
St. Clair County Courier, 15 September 2006
Alyson Leah Hoots, 17, was born on September 27, 1988 in Clinton to Brian Hoots and Bonnie Salisbury and passed away on September 8, 2006 in Truman Medical Center in Kansas City. Alyson attended schools in Archie, Drexel, Smithson Valley, Texas, Roscoe and Osceola. Alyson moved to Osceola to finish high school and graduate with her friends she made over the years. Alyson was preceded in death by her aunt, Lori Harper and her great-grandparents, Perry and Helen Salisbury and Lowell and Margaret Roberts. Alyson is survived by her son, Jack Adam Hoots, father and step-mother Brian and Sharon Hoots, mother, Bonnie Salisbury, stepfathers, Timothy Cook and James Cockrell, sister, Amy Hoots, aunts, Valerie Kalberloh, Janet Auten, Crystal McCaw, Rene Hutchison, Sandy Middleton, Debbie Pedan and Lori Quaintance, uncles, Mike Salisbury, Jim Wells, Bobby Carver, Buddy Pedan, Terry Quaintance and Larry Quaintance, grandparents, Max and Edith Salisbury, Jack Hoots, Christine Barton and Bob and Kathie Garver. Services were held September 12, at Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel officiated by Greg Maugun. Casketbearers were Jesse Auten, Nick Auten, Trevor Delozier, Philip Gregg, Kendrick Kallerloh and Mark Melton. Interment was in the Landaker Cemetery.

HOOVER, Katheryn Irene
Kansas City Star, 13 October 2004
Katheryn Irene Hoover, 92, of Osceola, MO, formerly of Kansas City, MO, passed away October 12, 2004, at Sac-Osage Hospital, Osceola. Funeral services will be Saturday, October 16, at 2 p.m. at the Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel, with burial in the Yeater Cemetery, Osceola. The family will receive friends Saturday from 1 until service time at the funeral home. Ms. Hoover is survived by her daughter, Jane Cole of Osceola, MO. She taught 21 years in the Hickman Mills School District, retiring in 1976. (Arrangements: Sheldon-Goodrich Funeral Home, 417-646-8135)

HOPKINS, Bobby Dale
St. Clair County Courier, 5 October 2007
Bobby Hopkins, 75, died Monday, Oct. 1, 2007, at his home in Linn Creek, after a long battle with cancer.
He was born in his grandmother's home in Dunnegan, on Aug. 3, 1932 to John Mead Hopkins and Mary Hazel Larew Hopkins Ault. His father died when he was five and he went to live with his grandmother until his mother remarried and they moved to Nevada, Mo. He was a member of the Nevada High School Class of 1950 and had an associate's degree from State Fair Community College. Bobby worked 15 years for Hallmark Cards, leaving to operate his own business in Osceola. He was employed by the State highway Department for five years until he heard God calling him into the ministry and he completed the Course of Study at st. Paul School of Theology. He pastored the churches of Bear Creek, Mt. Zion, Kidd's Chapel, and Rockville in St. Clair County; Buckley Chapel, Kirkley Chapel, Prairie Chapel and Ridgeway in Harrison County; Moundville, Bronaugh and Sheldon in Vernon County; Sweet Springs, St. Paul and Elmwood in Saline County; Gallatin and Altamont in Davies County; and two churches in Grundy County. He was active in Boy Scouts and was an honorary warrior in the Tribe of Micosay. Bobby was preceded in death by his father, mother and stepfather, Elmer Ault; a daughter, Judith; and a son, Michael Alan. He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Sue, of the home; three sons, Dennis (Sheryl), Blackwater; Don (Peggy), Belton; and Ron, Linn Creek; a daughter Becky (Richard), Kansas City; a sister, Helen Redman, Omaha, Neb.; two granddaughters, Brittany and Jasmine Hutchinson, Springfield; four grandsons, Scott Hutchinson, Springfield, Zeke and Jay Hopkins, Blackwater and Jakob Hopkins, Alliance, Neb.; as well as one great-grandson, Isaiah Smith, Springfield. Bobby was a loving husband, father, brother, grandfather and great grandfather. We celebrate his life and accomplishments and will treasure the wonderful memories he has created for his family and many dear friends. A memorial service was held Wednesday, Oct. 3, in the Linn Creek United Methodist Church under the direction of the Allee-Holman-Howe Funeral Home of Camdenton. A second memorial service was held Thursday, Oct. 4, in Bear Creek United Methodist Church, Osceola. Interment followed in Bear Creek Cemetery. Memorial donations can be made to Linn Creek United Methodist Church or a charity of the donor's choice.

HOPKINS, Bobby Dale
Kansas City Star, 2 October 2007
Bobby Hopkins, 75, died Monday, October 1, 2007, at his home in Linn Creek after a long battle with cancer. He was born in his grandmother's home in Dunnegan, Mo., on Aug. 3, 1932, to John Mead Hopkins and Mary Hazel Larew Hopkins Ault. His father died when he was five and he went to live with his grandmother until his mother remarried and they moved to Nevada, Mo. He was a member of the Nevada High School class of 1950 and had an associates degree from State Fair Community College. Bobby worked fifteen years for Hallmark Cards, leaving to operate his own business in Osceola, Mo. He was employed by the State Highway Department for five year until he heard God calling him in to the ministry and he completed the Course of Study at St. Paul School of Theology. He pastored the churches of Bear Creek, Mt. Zion, Kidd's Chapel and Rockville in St. Clair county; Buckley Chapel, Kirkley Chapel, Prairie Chapel and Ridgeway in Harrison County; Moundville, Bronaugh and Sheldon in Vernon County; Sweet Springs, St. Paul and Elmwood in Saline County; Gallatin and Altamont in Davies County; and two churches in Grundy County. He was active in Boy Scouts and was an honorary warrior in the Tribe of Mic-O-Say. Bobby was preceded in death by his father, mother and step-father, Elmer Ault; a daughter, Judith; and a son, Michael Alan. He is survived by his wife of fifty-one years, Sue, of the home; three sons, Dennis (Sheryl) of Blackwater, Mo., Don (Peggy) of Belton, Mo., and Ron of Linn Creek, Mo.; a daughter, Becky (Richard) of Kansas City, Mo.; a sister, Helen Redman of Omaha, Neb.; two granddaughters, Brittany and Jasmine Hutchinson of Springfield, Mo.; four grandsons, Scott Hutchinson of Springfield, Zeke and Jay Hopkins of Blackwater, and Jackob Hopkins of Alliance, Neb.; as well as one great- grandson, Isaiah Smith of Springfield. Bobby was a loving husband, father, brother, grandfather and great- grandfather. We celebrate his life and accomplishments and will treasure the wonderful memories he has created for his family and many dear friends. A memorial service will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3, in the Linn Creek United Methodist Church, under direction of the Allee-Holman-Howe Funeral Home of Camdenton. A second memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4, in Bear Creek United Methodist Church in Osceola, Mo. Inurnment will follow in Bear Creek Cemetery. Memorial donations can be made to Linn Creek United Methodist Church or a charity of the donor's choice. Arrangements are under the care of Allee- Holman-Howe Funeral Home of Camdenton.

HOPKINS, William Oscar
St. Clair County (MO) Democrat, 3 December 1936. Submitted by: Charles Bourland
W.O. Hopkins - St. Clair CO. (MO) Dec 3, 1936. William O. Hopkins was born Feb. 18, 1855. He passed away on the 27th day of November at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Earl Bourland. He was united in marriage to Maria Babb in December, 1882, who preceded him in death fifteen years ago. To this union five children were born, three living at present and two preceding him in death. Lulu, age 16, passed away in 1900, and Mrs. Grace Postlewait in 1926. Those living are Mrs. Earl Bourland of Rich Hill, MO; Mrs. Floyd Richmond, Roscoe MO; A.M. Hopkins of Rich Hill MO. He also leaves 9 grandchildren and one great grandchild. A life of 81 years, 9 months and 9 days has ended and come to the end of a long weary travel. Grandpa Hopkins had lived his entire life in St. Clair County. He had been in poor health for several years, but had been bedfast for five weeks. He was converted 33 years ago, and joined the Baptist church to which he remained a faithful member until his death. The funeral was conducted at the Roscoe Christian church by J.B. Kirkland.

HOSTETTER, Nelson
Clinton Daily Democrat, 10 December 2002
Nelson Hostetter, 65, Osceola, died Sunday, December 8, 2002 at his home. Cremation.

HOTTLE, Nancy Maude Woolery
Clinton Daily Democrat, 8 October 2001
Nancy Maude Hottle, Lowry City and formerly of Kansas City, died Friday, October 5, 2001, at the
Sac-Osage Hospital, Osceola. She was a homemaker. Funeral services will be Tuesday, October 9, at the Lowry City United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Lowry City Cemetery.

HOUK, Mary Kathleen Greathouse
St. Clair County Courier, April 2001
Mary Kathleen Greathouse Houk, 80, was born March 7, 1921, near Osceola, the oldest daughter of Harry and Beulah Burrow Greathouse. She passed away April 26, 2001, at the Oak View Living Center in Jefferson City, following a long illness. At the age of 18, Kathleen was married to Orville (Mick) Houk on March 16, 1939. Two children were born to this union: Mickey Dale and Sharon Gail. Kathleen lived with her family in Kansas City for many years before relocating to the Taberville - El Dorado Springs area in 1970. She loved growing flowers and sewing. Her life was raising her children, and caring for her grandchildren while their mother worked. Her passion was depression glass and collectibles, and she had an antique shop for a time. Kathleen had a salvation testimony of being saved in the Holiness Church at Cook's Chapel as a young teenager. She was baptized along with her husband and their son and daughter in November of 1955 at Greendale Baptist Church in Kansas City. Her membership has been at First Baptist Church of El Dorado Springs since about 1972.
Kathleen was preceded in deathy by her husband, Orville; their son, Mickey; her father and mother, Harry and Beulah Greathouse; two brothers, Elmer Greathouse and Edgar Ray Carriker, and a sister, Evelyn Houston.
Kathleen is survived by her daughter, Sharon Gail-Jefferson City; four grandchildren: Jerry Dysart-Warrensburg; Cary Dysart-Greenwood; Sandy Crane-Jefferson City; and Susan Thorne-Watertown, NY; and eight great-grandchildren. She is also survived by three sisters: Gerry Hughes-Archie, Bernie Butler-Independence and Joyce Gray-Schell city; eight nephews, 11 nieces and a host of other relatives and friends. Services were held Saturday, April 28, in the Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel with Pastor Carl Butler officiating. Music was by Pastor Carl Butler. Interment was in Yeater Cemetery under the direction of Sheldon-Goodrich Funeral Home, Osceola.

HOUSTON, Beatrice Pauline Piper
St. Clair County Courier, 24 February 2006
Beatrice Pauline Houston, 76, Osceola, formerly of Humansville, died Thursday, Feb. 16, 2006, in Sac-Osage Hospital. The daughter of Harlin and Ethel Wilson Piper, she was born in Polk County August 29, 1929.
Bea owned the Trading Post Café in Humansville for 15 years, where she was known as Aunt Bea by her customers. After selling the café, she continued working there greeting customers and making her well known pies.Her parents, a brother, Ralph Piper, and her husband, Marshall Houston, Jr., preceded her in death.
She was saved in 1993 and attended church at Kidd’s Chapel. Survivors include two children, Bob Houston, Monett and Marsha Quessenberry, Collins; as sister, Lavona Jolley, Humansville; a brother David Piper, Humansville; five grandchildren, Earlene, Sara, Jason, Cerry and Bobbi; and seven great-grandchildren, Samantha, Scout, Kaylee, Kalvin, Jeffrey, Wesley and Casey. Funeral services were Saturday, Feb. 18, 2006 in Murray Funeral Home, Humansville, with Pastor Sam Masten officiating. Interment was in Humansville Cemetery.

HOUSTON , Bobby F.
Kansas City Star, 30 July 2004
Bobby F. Houston, 72, of Schell City, MO, passed away July 27, 2004, at Cedar Co. Memorial Hospital in El Dorado Springs, MO. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Sat., July 31, at Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel, Osceola, where friends may call 7-8 p.m. Friday; burial in Taberville (MO) Cemetery.

HOUSTON, Charles Edward
St. Clair County Courier, 21 April 2006
Charles Edward Houston, born Sept. 30, 1928, in Clinton, to Bert and Gertie Houston, passed away April 14, 2006, at St. Joseph Medical Center, Kansas City. Charles was raised in Osceola and graduated from Osceola High School. He attended college in Warrensburg, then worked in forestry service until joining the Marines in August 1946. He lived in Kansas City where he worked for General Motors and later became a painter and carpenter. In December 1953 Charles was united in marriage to Catherine Howard. They movded to Rockville in the 1970s where he was mayor for 22 years. He was a very active member of the Rockville Baptist Church and was also a member and former commander of the VFW in Appleton City. Charles was preceded in death by his wife, Catherine; granddaughter, Sandra; his parents; three brothers, Darrell Ray Houston, Bobby Houston and Coy Houston and his dog, Boots. He is survived by his daughter, La Donna Rector and her husband, Rolly, South Sioux City, Neb.; one brother, John Bert and his wife, Nancy, Osceola; four sisters, Katherine Massey and her husband, Ewell, Hale, Darlene Brattin and her husband, Sonny, Tiffin, Nova Brattin, Osceola, Patty Clark and her husband, Doug, Osceola; two grandsons, Scott and Ron; eight great grandchildren; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends. Services for Charles were Monday, April 17, at the Rockville Baptist Church with Reverend Gene Gray officiating. Musical selections were "What A Friend We Have In Jesus", "Serenaded By Angels", and "Amazing Grace" by Mrs. Paula Gray. Casketbearers were Travis Hall, Faron Clark, Ken Huff, Noel Clark, Jesse Hall and Brian Fieth. Honorary casketbearers were Al Miller, Frank Watson and Larry Hadsall. Military services were by the National Guard Oscar Team. Interment was in the Rockville Cemetery under the direction of Sheldon-Goodrich Funeral Home, Osceola.

HOWARD, Linda Louise Jones
St. Clair County Courier, Friday, March 20, 2009
Linda Louise Howard was born on April 28, 1950 to Claude and Lovetta Jones in Clinton. Linda was married to Charles Howard for 41 years. To this union five children were born, Linda Bedford and husband James, Charles Howard and wife Leona, George Howard and wife Ruby, Roy and wife Mindy and Shang and wife Stacy. Linda is preceded in death by her father Claude Jones; three brothers, Clarence, Clark and Terry Jones and one great-grandson, Joseph Quintana and a newphew, Shannon Lee Jones. Linda is survived by her husband, Charles Howard, Linda Bedford and husband James, Charles Howard and wife Leona, George Howard and wife Ruby, Roy and wife Mindy and Shang and wife Stacy; seventeen grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; three brothers, William, Jimmy and Claude Jones; two sisters, Helen Peek and Sandra Schweighauser, along with other family and friends. Services were Saturday, March 7, at 10 a.m. at Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel. Minister was Rev. Jerry Braughman. Casketbearers were Shang Howard, Roy Howard, George Howard, Charles Howard, James Bedford and Charles Bedford. Interment was at Yeater cemetery. Arrangements by Sheldon-Goodrich Funeral Home, Osceola.

HOWARD, Sarah Catherine Inskeep
St. Clair County Library
Sarah Catherine Howard, daughter of Wm H. and Catherine H. Howard, was born Feb. 27, 1876, and departed this life, Oct. 24, 1943 at the age of 67 years 7 months and 27 days. Although frail in health for several years, her suffering at the time of her death was only a few hours. She came with her parents by covered wagon from Greene County, Indiana when she was six years old, to St. Clair county where she has spent the remainder of her life. She was converted at the age of 16 years and became a member of the Methodist church of Kidd's Chapel. Later in life with her husband and children, she changed here membership to the Untied Brethren church at the same place. On Oct 12, 1898 she was united in marriage to Robert Edward Inskeep and to that union ten children were born. Three of them preceded her in death in early childhood. There left to mourn her departure her faithful companion are Howard E. Inskeep of Appleton City, Mrs. Edith Creed of Klamath Falls Ore., Mrs. Hallie Chiles of Oakland Calif., Mrs. Esther Jones of Adrian, William B. Inskeep at home, PFC Richard L. Inskeep of the Untied States Army, overseas, and Mrs. Nina Ginter of Osceola also five granddaughters and six grandsons, one of Home is FFC Kenneth Chiles, of the United States Navy, and three great grand son, also elderly sisters, Mrs. Emily L. Williams of Osceola and Mrs. Mary M. Dark of Osceola, and a host of nieces and nephews, neighbors and friends. She had a pleasant sunny dispersion, and her every thought was for her home and family. She was a lover of flowers and spent her spare moments tending them. She was good wife and mother, and will be sadly missed by her family and friends. Blessed are they who die in the Lord, yea saith the spirit. They shall rest from their labors and their works shall follow them. Funeral services were held Friday afternoon at Kidd's Chapel with the Rev. Gay Shoemaker officiating and burial was made at the same place, under the direction of the Osceola funeral Home. Card of Thanks - We wish to thank everyone for their assistance and kind sympathy during the hour of our sorrow, and for the lovely flowers. It will be long remembered. R. E. Inskeep and family

HOWERTON, Sarah Alice Roberts
St. Clair County Courier, Friday, March 6, 2009
Sarah Alice Howerton was born October 31, 1917 near Osceola to Ebenezer and Sarah Elizabeth [Green] Roberts. She passed away March 1, 2009 at Truman Lake Manor in Lowry City where she had lived for the past five years. One of ten children, Alice grew up in the Osceola area. On November 6, 1935 she was united in marriage to Franklin E. "Vandy" Howerton. to this union five sons and two daughters were born. Vandy and Alice operated a service station and cafe near the Pasley Auction Co. from 1946 through 1975. Their cafe was the central hub of the weekly Thursday cattle auctions. Alice was a loving mother and centered her life around her family. She was preceded in death by her husband, Vandy, in 1998, a daughter Glenda Marie, six brothers; Louis, Leonard, Frank, Henry, Bill and Jim Roberts, two sisters, Lena Copenhaver and Lillie Sale. Alice is survived by five sons; Robert E. of Osceola, William Wayne and Daniel Leroy of Ponca City, Oklahoma, Richard Leon of Nixa and Thomas E. Howerton of Sedalia; one daughter, Mrs. Irene Wilson of Osceola,; one sister Dimple Tuck; ten grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren; three sisters-in-law, Nina Johnston,Dixie Roberts and Imogene Anderson, many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Services were Wednesday, March 4 at 2 p.m. at Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel. Minister was Rev. Curtis Owens. Nusic was "How Great Thou Art" and "Amazing Grace" by Rob Self and Mary Lu Hildebrand. Casketbearers were her grandsons. Interment at Osceola Cemetery. Arrangementss by Sheldon-Goodrich Funeral Home, Osceola.

HUBBARD, William Albert
Submitted by: Sandee Hubbard
William Albert Hubbard was born near Cole Camp in Benton county, Missouri, January 12, 1856, and departed this life at the home of his son Ernest, in the Mt. Zion neighborhood, January 6, 1929, at the age of seventy-two years, eleven months and twenty-five days. At the age of nineteen years he was united in marriage to Narcissa Park, and to this union seven children were born, five of whom survive, two dying in infancy. The wife and mother passed away February 9, 1890, at the age of thirty-four years and three days, and the father was left to face the struggle of rearing his family alone. In early manhood he united with the Christian church and in the closing years of his life this faith sustained and comforted him. "Uncle Al", as he was familiarly known, will be greatly missed by a host of friends and relatives, and his place in the sorrowing hearts of his children and grand-children can never be filled. He is survived by three sisters, Mrs. Mary Park of Lowry City, Missouri; Mrs. Jane Burris of Appleton City, Missouri; and Mrs. Lizzie Apperson of Bartlett, Kansas, three sons, H.O. of Iola, Kansas; E.W. of near Mt. Zion, Missouri; and Frank of Ukiah, California; two daughters, Mrs. Mina Jacobs of Chelsea, Oklahoma, and Mrs. Nellie Harpham of Olden Missouri, besides thirty-two grandchildren, twelve great-grandchildren and many other relatives. "Uncle Al" traveled far but his beloved hills were always "home" to his heart, and it is very fitting that his last resting place is here amid the old haunts of his boyhood. Let us "think of him faring on as dear in the love of there as the love of here." Gone to the land of cloudless day, "he is not dead, he is just away." Funeral services were conducted by Elder H. E. Carpenter at the Park Grove church, Wednesday morning, January 9. Burial was in the Park Grove cemetery.

HUCKELBERY, Raymon John
Clinton Daily Democrat, 29 August 2005
Raymon J. Huckelbery, 87, O'Fallon, died Saturday, August 27, 2005, at St. Joseph's Hospital West in Lake St. Louis. He was a World War II veteran and retired farmer. Among survivors are three daughters, Mrs. Willie Jean Banks of Sun City, California, Judy M. Huckleberry, O'Fallon and Mrs. Linda Grauman of Russellville, Arkansas; a brother, George Wellington, Clinton; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Funeral and Masonic services will be Tuesday, August 30, at the Sheldon-Goodrich Funeral Home, Osceola. Burial with military honors will be in Osceola Cemetery.

HUDGENS, Evelyn Louise O'Banion
Clinton Daily Democrat, March 1993
Evelyn Louise Hudgens was born December 24, 1934, in Osceola, to Jesse and Maggie Cameron O'Banion. She passed away March 2, 1993, at the Golden Valley Memorial Hospital in Clinton. She was a longtime Clinton resident and was a member of the Bible Baptist Church in Clinton. She was a medical technologist. She is survived by her husband, John, of the home; three sons, Mike Johnson of California, Mo., Dale Johnson of Leeton and Jeff Peek of Virginia Beach, VA.; two daughters, Mrs. Linda Steward of Clinton and Mrs. Kay Stephens of Clinton; five brothers, Clarence O'Banion, John O'Banion and James O'Banion, all of Clinton, Cleo O'Banion of Joplin, and Bob Greathouse of Osceola; three sisters, Ruth Veach of Osceola, Violet Lindsey of Warsaw, and Lucille Peek of Clinton; 10 grandchildren, other relatives and friends. Funeral services were Friday, March 5, 1993, at the Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel in Osceola. Burial was in Osceola Cemetery.

HUDSON, Beaulah Lee Keller
St. Clair County Courier, 17 November 2006
Beulah Lee Hudson, 86, died Nov. 8, 2006, at Westwood Nursing Center. Beulah Lee Keller Hudson was born at Roscoe, Missouri, Aug. 19, 1920, the daughter of Albin and Lena Keller. Her elementary education was received at Roscoe in a one-room school house. She then attended high school in Osceola, graduating in 1939.
On April 5, 1941, she married John Guilford Hudson in Osceola. Three children were born to this union, Kathryn Lee, 1943; Connie Jo, 1944;  and John Guilford, Jr., 1848. In 1942 Gil and Beulah Lee moved to Hood River, Ore. When Gil was inducted into the Navy, Beulah Lee and her infant daughter, Kathryn, returned to Osceola. They later moved to Clinton where Gil had employment. On May 18, 1956 the family moved to Urich, where Gil operated a repair garage. Beulah assisted in this business until 1969 when she took employment with the Del Gretzinger Agency, working there for 20 years and then part-time for the City of Urich. She was a member of the urich Christian Church and the Nifty Needlers Sewing Club. Her husband, John Guilford, preceded her in death as well as her parents; three brothers, Glenn, John, and Roy; and infant grandson, Rodney Scott. She is survived by daughter, Kathryn Barnett and her husband, Larry,Urich, their children Chris Barnett and his wife Yan, Columbia; daughter, Jennifer LaPorte and her husband, Todd LaPorte, Lee’s Summit, their daughter Connie Scott and her husband, Bill, Urich, their children, Dana Emerick and her husband, Jerry, Raymore, Denise Conner and her fiancé, Tim Fields, Raymore; son, John Guilford Hudson, Jr. and his wife, Penny, Blue Springs;15 great grandchildren; sister, Lora Mae Rohrer and her husband, Kenny, Springfield; four sisters-in-law, Darline Keller and Nellie Mae Barnes, Osceola, Nedra Hudson, LaMonte and Verdean Keller, Oklahoma City, Okla. Services for Beulah were held Sunday, Nov. 12, at the Consalus Funeral Home, Urich, with burial in the Urich Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Urich Christian Church and left in care of the funeral home.

HUDSON, Beulah Lee Keller
Clinton Daily Democrat, 10 November 2006
Beulah Lee Hudson, 86, died November 8, 2006 at Westwood Nursing Center. Funeral services will be held Sunday, November 12, at Consalus Funeral Home, Urich, with burial in Urich Cemetery. Beulah Lee Keller Hudson was born at Roscoe, Missouri, August 19, 1920, daughter of Albin and Lena Keller. Her elementary education was received at Roscoe in a one-room schoolhouse. She then attended high school in Osceola, Missouri, graduating in 1939. On April 5, 1941 she married John Guilford Hudson in Osceola, Missouri. Three children were born to this union, Kathryn Lee, Connie Jo and John Guilford, Jr. In 1942 Gil and Beulah Lee moved to Hood River, Oregon. When Gil was inducted into the Navy, Beulah Lee and infant daughter, Kathryn, returned to Osceola. They later moved to Clinton where Gil had employment. On May 18, 1956 the family moved to Urich, Missouri where Gil operated a repair garage. Beulah assisted in this business until 1969 when she took employment with the Del Gretzinger Agency, working there for 20 years and then part-time for the City of Urich. During her retirement years she enjoyed needlework, crafting, gardening, and going places with her friends. She was a member of the Urich Christian Church and the Nifty Needlers Sewing Club. Her husband, John Guilford, preceded her in death as well as her parents, three brothers, Glenn, John, and Roy, and infant grandson, Rodney Scott. She is survived by daughter Kathryn Barnett and husband Larry of Urich, their children Chris Barnett and wife Jan, of Columbia, Missouri, Jennifer LaPorte and husband Todd LaPorte of Lee’s Summit, Missouri; daughter Connie Scott and husband Bill of Urich, their children Dana Emerick and husband Jerry, Raymore, Missouri, Denise Conner and fiancé Tim Fields, Raymore, Missouri; son, John Guilford Hudson, Jr. and wife Penny of Blue Springs, Missouri, as well as 15 great-grandchildren. Also, a sister, Lora Mae Rohrer and husband Kenny of Springfield and four sisters-in-law, Darline Keller and Nellie Mae Barnes of Osceola, Nedra Hudson of LaMonte, Missouri, and Verdean Keller of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

HUDSON, Elizabeth Goddard
St. Clair County Democrat - March 12, 1912. Submitted by Terry Foster.
Elizabeth Hudson beloved wife of Rev. R. W. Hudson died at her home in Harper, St. Clair Co., Mo, March 5 1912. She was born in Knox Co., Tennessee Oct 20 1839; married Oct. 10 1858. This union eleven children were born, two have preceded her to the grave; nine children the husband and a number of grandchildren survive. She professed faith in Christ and joined the Baptist Church, was baptized by Rev. J. H. Sands in 1873 and lived a consistent member to her death and died in the triumph of a living faith in Jesus. She was sick a long time and all that medical skill and loving hands could do to relieve her suffering seemed in vain until death came and said it was enough come up higher and she fell asleep in Jesus. After a short funeral service at the home conducted by the writer the remains were taken to the cemetery in Iconium and laid to rest to await the resurrection morn; followed by sorrowing relatives and friends. I would say to the heartbroken husband and bereaved relatives that the removal of such a life from us leaves a vacancy and a shadow that will be deeply realized by all the members of the family. We express our hope that ever so great a loss to us all may be overruled for good to him that "doeth all things well!" L D Crawford.

HUDSON, Nedra C. Corbin
St. Clair County Courier, 29 December 2006
Nedra C. Hudson, 91, La Monte, passed away Dec. 20, 2006, at her home. She was born Jan. 6, 1915 in Deepwater to Clyde and Myrtle Rippetoe Corbin. On March 20, 1938 she was married to Ray F. Hudson in Clinton, who preceded her in death in 1996. To this union four children were born. She was a member of La Monte United Methodist Church and United Methodist Women, where she was a Sunday school teacher and also taught at Bible school. She was a member of Stokley Homemakers Club and was a room mother when her boys were in school. She enjoyed making crafts. Survivors include her four sons, Dennis Hudson and his wife, Becky, Wayne Hudson, Brian Hudson, all of La Monte and Brent Hudson, Sedalia; seven grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; one brother, Bill Corbin, Kansas City, Kans.; and one sister, Lois Jones, Kansas City.
Besides her husband, Ray, she was preceded in death by three brothers, Edgar Corbin, Cleo Corbin and Jim Corbin and one sister, Leona Lasley. Services were Saturday, Dec. 23, at the La Monte Methodist Church with Reverend Donna Trollinger officiating. Interment was in the La Monte Cemetery under the direction of Moore Funeral Home, La Monte. The family suggests contributions to La Monte United Methodist Church.

HUDSON, Robert Lee
Butler Funeral Home, Bolivar, Missouri
Robert Lee Hudson, October 2, 1921 - March 12, 2009. Robert Lee Hudson, age 87, of Bolivar, Missouri passed away at 2:30pm, Thursday, March 12, 2009 at Citizen’s Memorial Healthcare Center Facility in Bolivar, Missouri. He was born October 2, 1921 in Harper, Missouri to Newton Thomas Hudson and Sally Margaret Gardner Hudson. He grew up near Weaubleau, Missouri.  He was a Warehouseman for Teamsters Union Local #41 in Kansas City, Missouri and was a United States Navy Veteran, Storekeeper Third Class, having served in World War II. He was a member of the Grace Fellowship Baptist Church in Bolivar. He loved fishing for crappie, hunting mushrooms and gardening. He was preceded in death by his parents, a son; Clayton Lee Hudson who died in 1975, four brothers, and four sisters. Robert is survived by two daughter; Karen Sue Brumfield of Lowry City, Missouri and Jill Ann Sweeney of Livingston, Texas, a sister; Betty Dobson of Kansas City, Kansas, eight grandchildren, one great granddaughter, and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at 10:00am, Monday, March 16, 2009 at the Butler Funeral Home in Bolivar, Missouri with Chaplain James Friend officiating. Musical selections will be "Because He Lives" and "I Need Thee Every Hour", sung by Malinda Batten with Chris Franklin playing the piano. Burial will follow at the Iconium Cemetery in Iconium, Missouri (near Osceola, Missouri) with Military Honors provided by the AMVETS Post #114 of Flemington, Missouri under the care and direction of the Butler Funeral Home of Bolivar, Missouri. A visitation will be from 2:00-3:00pm, Sunday, March 15, 2009 at the funeral home.

HUDSON, Robert William
Benton County Enterprise - April 13, 1917, submitted by Terry Foster.
Robert William Hudson was born July 17, 1863 in Morgan County and died April 7, 1917 at the home of his son N. T. Hudson in Warsaw. On October 10, 1858 he was married to Elizabeth Goddard and to this union were born eleven children. These children survive him: R. K., S. R., J. H., W. F. and N. T. Hudson. Mrs. Nancy Kennedy, Mrs. Julia Foster, Mrs Emma Silvers and Laura Hudson. Bro. Hudson was ordained a minister in the Baptist church in 1856 and was an active minister until October 1914. Since that time he has been in poor health and has made his home with his son. The furneral services were held at his home on Saturday. The body was taken to Iconium where the burial services were conducted by Bro. Weir on Sunday.

HUENEFELDT, Lena Marie Henselmann
St. Clair County Courier, 11 August 2006
Lena was born March 1, 1919 in Appleton City. She passed from this life into the next Aug. 1, 2006 at Appleton City Manor Nursing Home. She was the daughter of Frank Robert and Elizabeth Irene (Routsong) Henselmann. She had one brother, James Wendle Henselmann. Lena's entire life was spent in the Appleton City, Montrose area. She graduated from Appleton City High School. Lena married Luther Huenefeldt in 1940 in Warsaw and they made their home in the Montrose area. She was a member of the Fidalis Club and the White Hall Club. She worked along with her husband farming and for many years they both worked at the Calhoun Hatchery in Montrose. For many years she wrote a community interest column for the local newspapers.
Lena Marie was a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Montrose and the United Church Women group. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Luther, in 1980, and her brother, Jim Henselmann and his wife Nola. Survivors include her three children, Betty and husband Fletcher Reichert of Appleton City, Donald Lee Huenefeldt and wife Juanita of Butler, and Linda and husband Jerry Cook of Hurricane, West Vir.; seven grandchildren, Pamela and husband Bill Ellison of Kansas City, Toye and husband John Kieffer of Shawnee, Kan., Shawn Huenefeldt of Overland Park, Kan., Kevin Huenefeldt of Kansas City, Danielle Cook of Hurricane, W. V.; six great-grandchildren, Ben and Aimee Herndon, Andy, Ashley and Jamie Kieffer and Cameron Fisher. Services were held at Hill and Son Funeral Home Appleton City, on Friday, Aug. 4, with Rev. Bob Barringer officiating. Interment was in the Appleton City Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Montrose Presbyterian-Methodist Church American Cancer Society.

HUFFMAN, Charles Francis
St. Cair County Courier, March 1969
Charles Francis Huffman was born June 10, 1885 at Eagleville, Missouri and died at the Cedar County Memorial Hospital, ElDorado Springs on March 8 at the age of 83 years, eight months and 28 days of age. He spent most of his life as a carpenter and part time farmer. Mr. Huffman and his wife moved to a farm near Roscoe in 1954 where they resided until his death. His marriage to Carrie Louise Shields occurred on October 11, 1919 in Sidney, Nebraska. He is survived by his wife, Carrie, two sons and one daughter. His mother, father and one brother preceded him in death. Mr. Huffman was a member of the Roscoe Christian Church. Funeral services were held Tuesday, March 11, at 2:00 p.m. in the Goodrich Chapel with the Rev. Jack Kiefer officiating. Burial was in the Osceola Cemetery. Ken Barnett, soloist, was accompanied by Mrs. Beryl Kiefer.
Pallbearers were Russell See, Alvin Speight, Myrl Ellis, Homer Tucker, Durl Peterie and Cliff Brown.

HUFFMAN, Dick R.
Hill & Son Funeral Home
May 26, 1944 - January 23, 2006. Services - Hill & Son Funeral Home Appleton City, Missouri Saturday January 28, 2006 2:00 PM. Visitation - Hill & Son Funeral Home Appleton City, Missouri Saturday January 28, 2006 1:00 – 2:00 PM. Interment - Appleton City Cemetery Appleton City, Missouri. Memorial American Cancer Society. Dick Ray Huffman, son of William Jacob and Ola Mae (Brown) Huffman was born on May 26, 1944 in Rockville, Missouri. He unexpectedly passed away at his home in Grandview, Missouri on January 23, 2006 at the age of 61 years. Dick lived nearly all of his life in the Rockville and Grandview, Missouri area, and worked as a machinist at a tool and die printing company.. He was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his daughter Joyce Trudeau of Deltona, Florida, seven brothers and sisters; Billie Mae Wilt of Kansas City, Missouri, Jay, Dean and Jack Huffman and Mary Lou Breeden, all of Rockville, Missouri, Beverly Brown of Roscoe, Missouri and Fred Huffman of Independence, Missouri and his five grandsons; Christopher, Aaron, Anthony, Dalton and Dustin, all of Florida. Dick loved to hunt and fish and belonged to numerous fishing clubs as well as being a professional bass fisherman. He will be sadly missed by his family and friends and all who had the privilege of knowing him.

HUFFMAN, DICK Ray
Kansas City Star, 27 January 2006
Dick R. Huffman - Dick R. Huffman, 61, Grandview, MO, died Jan. 23, 2006, at his home. Funeral services: 2 p.m., Sat., Jan. 28, Hill & Son Funeral Home. Burial: Appleton City Cemetery. Visitation: 1-2 p.m., Sat., Jan. 28, funeral home. Memorials; American Cancer Society. Survivors include: daughter, Joyce Trudeau, Deltona, FL; 4 brothers, Jay, Dean, Jack Huffman, Rockville, MO, Fred Huffman, Independence, MO; 3 sisters, Billie Mae Wilt, Kansas City, MO, Beverly Brown, Roscoe, MO, Mary Lou Breeden, Rockville, and; 5 grandsons, Christopher, Aaron, Anthony, Dalton and Dustin, all of Florida. (Arr. Hill & Son Funeral Home, Appleton City).

HUFFMAN, Thomas Monroe Jr.
St. Clair County Courier, 25 August 2006
Thomas Monroe Huffman, Jr. "T.M.", son of Thomas and Elva Gwinn Huffman, Sr., was born Nov. 28, 1920 in St. Clair County and departed this life Aug. 20, 2006, at Nevada Regional Medical Center, Nevada, at the age of 85 years. T.M. spent most of his life in the Rockville area. Upon graduation from high school he worked in Jefferson City at the Capital Building until he was called to duty in World War II. After the war he came back to Rockville where he met and married June I. Cline on July 28, 1948. They started their life on a farm in the Rockville area, then moved to town soon after he became the rural mail carrier for Route 1, Rockville, a job that he worked for the next 28 years. T.M. was a member of the Rockville United Methodist Church, where he served as Sunday school superintendent and Sunday school teacher for many years. He also served the church at large as an on call lay speaker. Soon after the Vererans of Foreign Wars started in Montrose he became a member and until the later years enjoyed attending the meetings. T.M. was preceded in death by his parents and one son, Harold H. Huffman. Survivors include his wife, June I. Huffman, of the home; daughter, Phyllis J. Love and her husband, Austin, Killeen, Texas; grandchildren, Christina, Rena and frankie Vanderpool, Sedalia, Justin N. Love and Veronica, Houston, Texas; son, Eugene M. Huffman, Rockville; daughter, Joyce S. Mitchell and her husband, C. Dean, Rockville; grandson, Barry S. Mitchel, Pawleys Island, S.C.; son, Jon R. Huffman, Bemidji, Minn.; grandson, Matthew T. Huffman and great grandson, Joseph G. Huffman, Bemidji, Minn.; grandson, Scott R. Huffman, currently attending Iowa State in Ames, Iowa; a host of cousins and friends.
Services for T.M. were Tuesday, Aug. 22, at the Rockville United Methodist Church, Rockville, with Reverend Bill Kenagy officiating. Musical selections were "In The Garden" and "Precious Lord Take My Hand", with Bonnie Heiserman, organist and Chris Heiserman, vocalist. Casketbearers were C. Dean Mitchel, Austin N. Love, Jon R. Huffman, Barry S. Mitchel, Justin N. Love, Frankie Vanderpool and Eugene M. Huffman. Interment was in the Rockville Cemetery, Rockville, under the direction of Hill and Son Funeral Home, Appleton City. Memorials may be made to Barone Alzheimer's Care Center.

HUGHES, Evelyn Maxine
Submitted by: Charles Bourland
Evelyn Maxine Bourland was born Feb. 5, 1928 to Harry and Rebecca Bourland. She was the youngest of five children. The family resided in the rural Osceola area. She passed away September 30, 1986. On December 31, 1947, Evelyn married Robert L. Hughes and to this union three children were born. Evelyn and the children were military dependents and followed Bob for most of his service career, living on military posts in the U.S.A. and spending two tours of duty in Germany. For a period of three years, Evelyn handled the responsibility of child rearing during Bob’s additional two tours of duty in Korea and one in Viet Nam. After their military years and during their residency in Lowry City Bob and Evelyn made a home for six foster children and one adopted son. Evelyn was preceded in death by her mother and father and one brother, Tom Bourland. She is survived by her husband, Robert, of the home; two sons: Harry Lee of Lowry City, his wife Donna and their children Melissa and Mathew; Stephen Douglas of Sullivan, Missouri, his wife Genet and their children Doug, Tommy and Teresea; one daughter, Mary Katherine of Springfield MO and one adopted son, Robert Eugene, of the home. Three sisters are left to mourn Evelyn’s passing; Lena Nelson of the home in Lowry City; Eunice Hollopeter of Clinton and Dorothy Powell of rural Osceola. The family’s loss is shared by a host of friends in the Lowry City Church and surrounding community. Bob and Evelyn moved to Lowry City in February 1973. Soon thereafter a red-letter day marked Evelyn’s conversion to Jesus Christ. She came to know Jesus as her personal Lord and Saviour at the Church of God (Holiness) during the ministry of Rev. Clarence McClerran. Evelyn was a beloved sister in this church family. Her life was a blessing to many and she will be missed by us all. Evelyn M. Hughes passed away September 30, 1986. Funeral services were held October 3 at the Church of God (Holiness), Lowry City with Rev. Steven Cary officiating. Music was provided by Mr. and Mrs. Harold Scott. The casketbearers were: Bob Bourland, Don Powell, James Wilkins, John Bourland, Roger Powell, and Louis Bruce. Interment was in Lowry City Cemetery under the direction of Goodrich Funeral Home.

HUGHES, Marjorie Belle Lukenbill Carroll
St. Clair County Courier, 26 May 2006
Marjorie Belle Lukenbill Carroll Hughes, 99, was born in Taberville on March 18, 1907, to Charles M. and Edna L. Lukenbill and died at Magic Valley Regional Medical Center Tuesday, March 28, 2006, of natural causes. Marjorie attended schools in Appleton City and after graduating, taught school at Prairie Home. She married Bertram Paul Carroll on March 28, 1925, at Fort Scott, Kan., and moved to Idaho in 1929. They resided in the Twin Falls and Filer areas. From this marriage was born one son, Donald Keith and three daughters, twins Shirley Fay and Sharon Kay and Roberta Jo. They moved to Missouri then back to Idaho in 1952, where she has resided in Jerome ever since. Bert died Dec. 31, 1874, and Marjorie married a lifetime friend, Eugene Hughes, at Elko, on Oct. 28, 1975. Gene died Aug. 17, 1994. Marjorie was a member of the Reorganized Church of Latter-Day Saints, being baptized at the age of eight years old. She still went to church at Twin Falls. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Bert, in 1974, and her second husband, Gene, in 1994; her father and mother; one sister and two brothers who all lived in Missouri; and also one daughter-in-law, Nina Carroll, Denver, Colo. She is survived by her son, Don Carroll, Denver, Colo.; daughters, Shhirley Fay Lunkin, Jerome, Sharon Kay Kennison, Wendell and Robert Jo and her husband, Tom O'Donohue, Big Fork, Mont.; one sister, Louise Davis, Holton, Kan.; seven granddaughters, Donna Carroll, Roseberg, Ore., Jerri and Greg Will, Hollister, Idaho, Tracie Stone, Jerome, Idaho; Shanda McClosky, Toledo, Ore., Michelle and John Ladd, Loveland, Colo., Paula Simerly, Twin Falls, and Shawna and Doug May, Windsor, Colo.; five great grandsons, Christopher Underwood, Forks, Wash., Jamie Darrel, Roseburg, Ore., Shawn Franklin, state of California, Nicholas Ladd, Loveland and Stefan Paul Nash, Windsor, Colo.; four great granddaughters, Danielle Englehaupt, Loveland, Colo., Nicholle Nash, Littleton, Colo., Angel Stone, Jerome, Idaho, and Michaela Lambrecht, Loveland, Colo.; and one great great grandson, Austin LeRoy Allen, state of California. She is also survived by her dog and best friend, Fritz. Services for Marjorie were Friday, March 31, 2006, at the Hove-Robertson Funeral Chapel, Jerome, Idaho. Interment was in the Jerome Cemetery, Jerome, Idaho.

HUGHES, Robert Lee
St. Clair County Courier, 17 August 2005
Robert Lee Hughes was born July 4, 1929, in Osceola to Henry and Mary P. Sanders Hughes. He passed away August 8, 2005, at the Mission Veteran’s Home in Warrensburg. Bob grew up in St. Clair and Henry counties. He spent 21 years in the U.S. Army having served two tours to Korea, one tour to Vietnam and two tours to Germany. After retiring from the military he worked for the Missouri State Parks Department and was superintendent of several parks. On Dec. 31, 1947, Bob was united in marriage to Evelyn Bourland. She preceded him in death on Sept. 30, 1986. After his retirement from the parks department Bob and Evelyn moved to Lowry City where he worked in the recreation vehicle business for several years. Bob was saved in the Church of God, Holiness, Lowry City, and was Sunday school superintendent for several years. After Evelyn’s death Bob moved to Clinton and in 1989 was united in marriage to Donna Morrison. Also preceding him in death were his parents, Henry Lee and Mary P. Hughes and his brother-in-law, Marvin Johnson.
Bob is survived by his loving wife, Donna, of the home; his children, Harry Hughes, Deepwater; Steve Hughes, Rolla; Kay Koch and her husband, Max, Morrisville; and Eugene Hughes, San Francisco, Calif.; two step children, Dwayne Morrison and his wife Pam, Jefferson City and Debbie Morrison, Clinton; a brother, Henry E. Hughes and his wife, Joyce, Montrose; sister, Nettie R. Johnson, Montrose; nine grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends. Services for Bob were Wednesday, Aug. 10, in the Sheldon-Goodrich chapel with Reverend Steve Elsey officiating. Musical selections were “Amazing Grace” and “Beulah Land” by the Scott family. Casketbearers were Matt Hughes, Gary Hughes, John Bourland, Lee Hughes, Bob Bourland and Charles Bourland. Military service was by Clinton VFW Post #1894.
Interment was in the Lowry City Cemetery under the direction of Sheldon-Goodrich Funeral Home, Osceola.
Donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or Crossroads Hospice.

HUGHES, Tula Wingfield
St. Clair County Courier, Friday, November 20, 2009
Tula Hughes was born on Dec. 7, 1917 in Collins to Benjamin and Josie Wingfield. She passed away on Nov. 14, 2009 at the Hermitage Care Center. Tula is preceded in death by her parents, Cecil Hughes, son Dennis Hughes, brother Ernest Wingfield and three sisters; Jewel Keller, Mert Hughes and Lena Hughes. Survivors include her son, Vince Hughes of Humansville, two daughhters, Betty Pearson of Wheatland and Donna Dempsey of Elkton, 12 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren, 14 great-great grandchildren and many beloved nieces and nephews.

HULL, Scudder
St. Clair County Courier, 7 October 1976
I was saddened to hear of the death of Scudder Hull, an old time resident of Osceola. His family and ours were friends in the years they lived here. He was the local undertaker and also ran a furniture store. I am still using a set dining room furniture, purchased from him by my mother, no doubt in the twenties. Considering the wear and tear of two generations of children, it is still in pretty good shape. Their son, Dr. O. Brandon Hull, went to school with my brothers and since one of my brothers and Brandon both chose to be doctors, I have forgiven them their early practice of medicine which involved my cat. She was an unlovely animal, afflicted with mange but dear to my heart. Those two precocious paramedics dipped her in kerosine and she disappeared for days. My faith in both of them has been unlimited since the day she returned cured and starting a fine new crop of hair. I hasten to add that I am not personally recommending this treatment. I may have just had a tough cat. Mr. Hull supervised the moving of cemeteries that proceeded the building of Bagnell Dam and he later wrote a book about his experiences. It was entitled, “What Becomes of Us” and is very interesting reading. It seems appropriate to quote from it at this time as he closed his book with these remarks, “After hearing about 6,000 funeral services preached, including all creeds, and hearing the different versions of the here-after and then opening about 3,200 graves where human bodies had been buried from a period of one month to over a hundred years, I wonder who is right and what does become of us.” He goes on to say that he has heard many subscribe to the opinion that our lives are pre-ordained and we have no choice, others believe that we find heaven or hell on earth. He adds that in his humble judgment that the spirit leaves the body at the point of death and waits the second coming of Christ. And he concluded that since only the body has died, we need not worry about its disposition and he closes with this question “So, why fear death?” Helene Morrow, ANON

HULL, Walter C.
St. Clair County Courier, 29 April 2005
Walter C. Hull, 84, of Collins was born May 4, 1920, at home between Collins and Humansville to the late Robert F. and Dovie Allen Hull. He passed away April 25, 2005, at the home of his nephew and wife, Terry and Jackie Broyles at Blue Mound, Kan., following a lengthy illness. He attended school at Vine Hill at Collins and graduated from Humansville High School in 1938. Walter lived most of his adult life in the Collins area except for the 10 years he lived in Osceola and worked for the United Farm Agency. In 1941, he was united in marriage to Gladys Irene Holder. They built a home and moved to the Collins area where they farmed, raised cattle pursued their love of real estate. He especially loved the contact with people. He was a member of the Coon Creek Baptist Church at Collins and a Master Mason receiving his 50-year pin in December 2004. His parents, his wife of 58 years, Gladys, two infant children and a niece, Phyllis Broyles Wilbert, preceded him in death. In 2002 he was united in marriage to Virginia Minks and they resided in his home at rural Collins. Surviving are his wife, Virginia; his daughter and son-in-law, Charlotte and Scott Johnson, Stockton; two grandchildren; two great grandchildren; one step-granddaughter; his sister and brother-in-law, Wilma and Allen Broyles, Blue Mound, Kansas; nieces and nephews, Beverly Harvey and husband, Raymond, Perrytown, Texas, Ken Wilbert, Tulsa, Oklahoma, Dwayne Broyles and wife, Regina, Terry Broyles and wife, Jackie, and Kevin Broyles, all of Blue Mound, Kansas, Barbi Savage and husband, Kenny, of Fort Scott, Kansas; 24 great-nieces and nephews; 19 great-great-nieces and nephews; and a host of friends and relatives. Funeral services were Thursday, April 28 in Murray Funeral Home, Humansville, with Brother Leo Keller officiating. Music was by Lisa Avery, Kerry Coffel and Krissy Beckmon accompanied by Regina Broyles. Honorary pallbearers were Bud Keller, Dave Baker, Tim Tadlock, Don DeShazo, Howard Ball and Clayton Hughes. Pallbeareers wre Dwayne Broyles, Terry Broyles, Kevin Broyles, Ken Wilbert, Ray Harvey and Kenny Savage. Interment was in Robinson Cemetery under the direction of Murray Funeral Home. Memorial donations can be made in King’s Prairie Cemetery or Robinson Cemetery in care of Murray Funeral Home, PO Box 93, Humansville, MO.

HUMPHREY, Ettie Irene Haste
Kansas City Star, 6 July 2008
Ettie Irene Humphrey, 98, of Raymore, passed away July 4, 2008. Visitation 11:30-12:30 Tuesday July 8, 2008 followed by funeral services at 12:30 p.m. at the Park Lawn Chapel. Graveside services will be 3:30pm Tuesday in Benton Green Cemetery, Roscoe, MO. Condolences may be sent by visiting parklawnfunerals.com Irene was born April 7, 1910 to George William and Matoka (Rife) Haste. She graduated from Clinton (MO) High School in 1928. Upon confession of faith in God, she joined the Christian Church, Disciples of Christ and was baptized December 1, 1929 by Reverend Ed Strohm, who was the pastor of Ohio (MO) Christian Church. Irene married William Sanford Humphrey December 27, 1954. He preceded her in death February 19, 1969. Survivors include a sister Sarah Floyd of Raytown, MO; nephews and nieces; Tom (Lois) Floyd of Raymore, MO, Ted (Judy) Floyd of Lee's Summit, MO, Linda Staudenmaier (Steve) of Prairie Village, KS, Sarah (Tim) McGinnis of Harrisonville, MO, Jerry (Vonda) Floyd of Liberty, MO and many other nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews. Arrangements: Park Lawn Funerals.

HUMPHREYS, George Washington
St. Clair County Democrat, 14 August 1919
Geo. W. Humphries, a well-known and highly respected citizen of this county, was born near Dayton, Ohio, March 23, 1840. When he was four years old his father moved to Calloway Co., Mo., where he grew to manhood. He was united in marriage to Sarah E. Cleveland September 21, 1861. To this union two children were born: Pride, who resides in Columbus Grove, Ohio, and Mrs. Urich, of Osceola, both of whom were at his bedside during his sickness. He moved to St. Clair Co., in 1868. In 1871 he bought and improved a farm 3 miles west of Osceola on which he resided continuously until the death of his wife two years ago, since then he has been living in Osceola. He had been in failing health for some time and on August 9, he passed away at the home of his daughter. His remains were laid to rest in the Cleveland Cemetery by the side of his aged wife. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Simmons. What a peaceful rest, to lie down and sleep after a long and tiresome day’s work, but how much more peaceful the rest must be after a long and useful life’s work is over.

HUMPHREYS, George Washington
Card of Thanks - We want to thank the neighbors and friends, who so kindly assisted in the illness and death of our father. – The children

HUNT, Elizabeth
Appleton City Tribune, 22 June 1909
Death Of A Good Woman - Mrs. Elizabeth Hunt Dies Suddenly at Her Home on South Main Street.
A wave of great sorrow swept over this community last Monday morning when the announcement was made that Mrs. Elizabeth Hunt, wife of J.M. Hunt, an old and well known resident of this place, had died suddenly at her home on South Main Street. Some anxiety has been felt for some time past on the account of Mrs. Hunt’s health, which has been somewhat impaired for the past three or four months, but in their fears they little dreamed that the sands of a precious life was were so nearly spent. Her health was about as usual Sunday evening; and on retiring, she dropped apparently into a refreshing slumber and slept undisturbed until about 4 o’clock the next morning when she was awakened by a smothering attack. She had suffered from similar symptoms once or twice before, but she soon rallied, and when stricken again last Thursday morning it was confidently expected that she would soon recover; but despite everything that was done for her relief, she passed quickly and silently into the eternal slumber of death. Mrs. Hunt was a most estimable woman – a woman who enjoyed the respect and love of all who came within the charmed circle of her influence and acquaintance, and it is needless to state that her death will be deeply deplored. Like a true wife and mother she loved her home above all else. It was the one place about which all the hopes, aspirations and ambitions of her life centered, and to make it attractive and the abode of happiness to her husband and children, was a duty constant and supreme. But she has gone – gone to rest beneath the green trees that grow in perrenial beauty upon the banks of the river of life; but she left behind her a record of duties faithfully performed in the interests of those whom she loved, her family, her neighbors and friends, that will be tenderly recalled through all the years to come. She is survived by her husband, J.M. Hunt, and five children, viz: Arthur and Henry Hunt, Mrs. J.M. Burdge of Miami, Oklahoma, and Mrs. Geo. P. Woodruff and Miss Nellie Hunt both of this city. Funeral services were conducted yesterday afternoon at the family residence at 3 o’clock by Rev. W. Semple, after which remains were followed to the cemetery by a large concourse of sorrowing relatives and friends. – El Dorado Springs Sun. Mrs. Hunt with her husband and family formerly resided in our city, and the announcement of her death will be received with much regret by all who knew her.

HUNT, Emogene D. Klick
Springfield Index, 27 April 2005
Emogene D. Hunt, 88, Springfield, Mo., formerly of Wheatland, Mo., died April 23, 2005, at Manor at Elfindale, Springfield. She was born March 23, 1917, in Wheatland to Christian Eugene and Tina Abelle Crates Kleck. She was a retired postal clerk and a charter member of the Pomme de Terre United Methodist Church. She had lived most of her life in Wheatland except for a short time in California and then moved a few years ago to Springfield to be near family members. Survivors include her son, Eugene Hunt, Springfield; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Services were April 26 at Hathaway-Peterman Funeral Home Chapel at Wheatland with Rev. Kent Parsons officiating. Burial was in Robinson Cemetery west of Weaubleau.

HUNT, Mrs. Arthur
Appleton City Tribune, Tuesday, 15 September 1908
The Dark Shadow. - Mrs. Arthur Hunt, aged 28 years; died last Saturday afternoon, at six o’clock, after a very brief illness of two days. Her death was quite a shock to the people of this city, as there were but few who knew of her critical condition. Her death was caused by a complication of troubles, which brought about uraemic poison. A husband and a little son two years old survive her. Deceased was a granddaughter of Capt. John Seaton, of Atchison, Kansas, who is well known to everybody here. Capt. Seaton and the step-father, mother, sister and an aunt of the deceased came Sunday afternoon and on Monday the body was taken to Atchison for burial. The bereaved husband, Mr. and Mrs. Henery Hunt and Mr. and Mrs. George Woodruff attended the funeral, which was held Tuesday afternoon at the Seaton home in Atchison. The death of Mrs. Hunt illustrates the uncertainty of life and warns us that we know not at what moment the dark messenger may come. Her going is greatly deplored by friends of whom she had many. – ElDorado Springs News. The lady who was the subject of the fore going article was a stranger to our people, but the husband is well known here, having grown to manhood in our city, and his many friends and acquaintances feel deeply for him in this very sad affliction.

HUNT, Opal Viola Carroll
Hill & Son Funeral Records
February 1, 1910 - December 16, 2002. Opal Vola Hunt, the daughter of Clarence “Bud” Garland Carroll and Lena Florence (Short) Carroll was born on February 1, 1910 in St. Clair County. She passed away on December 16, 2002 at Alpine North Nursing Home in Riverside, Missouri at the age of 92 years. Opal was a graduate of Appleton City High School and attended her 75th high school class reunion in May of 2002. She graduated with a B.S. in elementary education from Central Missouri State College In Warrensburg, Missouri and taught school for 37 years in Bates and St. Clair Counties, retiring in 1973. Opal was united in marriage to Charles Warren Hunt on April 23, 1936 at her home and they celebrated 50 years of marriage in 1986. She was a founder of the Hudson Hustlers 4-H Club, was on the board of the Bates County American Cancer Society, a member of Alpha Kappa Delta Sorority, Eastern Star, Rebekah Lodge, the Missouri Retired Teacher’s Association and Trinity United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband. She is survived by a sister Velma Shryack and her husband George of Kansas City North, Missouri, a niece Patricia (Schmidt) Crenshaw of Florida two nephews Dave Shryack of Wichita, Kansas and George L. Hunt of Vicksburg, Mississippi, great and great-great nieces and nephews and many cousins and friends.

HUTTON, Ina Marie Hill
The Sentinel Record, Hot Springs, Garland, AR, Friday, Sept. 16, 1988, Page 6A. Submitted by Karen Foreman
Ina M. Hutton - Ina Marie Hutton, 69, of Hot Springs, died Wednesday, Sept. 14, at a local hospital.
She was a 10-year resident of Hot Springs, a homemaker, and a member of Grand Avenue United Methodist Church. Survivors include her husband, Lee Albert Hutton of Hot Springs; two sons, Charles Lee Hutton of West Bloomfield, Mich., and Don Hutton of Geneva, Ill.; a daughter, Shirley Posey of Hot Springs; and 14 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Hot Springs Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Rex Kling officiating. Burial will be at Greenwood Cemetery under the direction of Hot Springs Funeral Home. Visitation will be held from 3 to 8 p.m. today at Hot Springs Funeral Home. Memorials have been designated to the American Heart Association or the Diabetes Association.

HUTTON, Albert Lee
The Sentinel Record, Hot Springs, Garland, AR, Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2001, Page 6A. Submitted by Karen Foreman
Lee A. Hutton - Lee Albert Hutton, 86, of Hot Springs, died Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2001, in a local hospital. Born April 26, 1915, at Collins, Mo., to James and Emma Baken Hutton, he was predeceased by his wife, Ina Marie Hutton, and one grandson, Mark Hutton.Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Shirley and Mel Posey of Hot Springs; two sons and daughter-in-law, Charles and Helen Hutton of West Bloomfield, Mich., and Don and Margaret Hutton of Geneva, Ill.; 10 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and one brother, Lloyd Hutton of Summit, Mo. The service will be 10 a.m. Friday in Gross Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Dru Dodson officiating. Pallbearers will be Patrick Logan, Don Hutton Jr., Lee Posey, Michael Posey, Charles Hutton Jr., Ken Harmon, Flinton Looper and Lowell Scott. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association.

HYDE, Donald L.
Clinton Daily Democrat, 6 August 2004
Funeral services for Donald L. Hyde, 72, Osceola, will be Saturday, August 7, at 3 p.m. at Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel, Osceola. Burial will be in Osceola Cemetery.

HYJECK, Anna
Clinton Daily Democrat, 15 August 2003
Anna Hyjeck, 72, Osceola, a homemaker, died Wednesday, August 13, 2003 at Cox South, Springfield. Funeral services will be Sunday, August 17, in the Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel, Osceola. Burial will be in Osceola Cemetery.

HYJEK, Joseph
Clinton Daily Democrat, 13 December 2001
Joseph Hyjek, 89, Osceola, died Wednesday, December 12, 2001, at the Sac-Osage hospital in Osceola.
 


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