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KAHLE, Lloyd Elmer
Clinton Daily Democrat
Lloyd Elmer Kahle, 86, Clinton, did Friday, December 22, 1995, at the Golden Valley Memorial Hospital in Clinton. Mr. Kahle was born July 1, 1909 in Lincoln, Nebraska, the son of Francis and Rena (Jones) Kahle. He was married to Ruth Gover of Iconium on August 15, 1934 in Harrisonville. Mr. Kahle lived in Independence before moving to Clinton in 1989. Mr. Kahle worked as a refrigeration technician for the Vendo Co. for about 20 years retiring in 1973. He was a member of the Everett Christian Church but in recent years attended the Church of the Brethren in Kansas City and in Deepwater. He is survived by his wife Ruth, of the home; his daughter Joann and her husband Don Brooks of Clinton; two grandchildren, Lisa R. Linn, Disney, Oklahoma, and Linda C. Cummings, Kansas City; two great-grandchildren, Meagan N. Linn and Alyssa D. Linn, Disney, Oklahoma. He also leaves Ruth's brother and sisters, Leona Winter and family of Osceola, the family of Everett Gover, now deceased, David Gover of Kansas City and Evelyn Gover of Independence. Funeral services were held Tuesday, December 26 at the Consalus Funeral Home, Clinton. Burial was at Iconium Cemetery. Pallbearers were Rob Linn, Steve Cummings, Terry Howerton, Don Lynn, Bob Allen and Ben Gover, all members of Lloyd's family.

KAHLE, M. Ruth Gover
Kansas City Star, 30 October 2005
Ruth Kahle, 92, Harrisonville, formerly of Independence, died Friday, October 28, 2005. Funeral services 2 p.m. Sunday at Consalus Funeral Home, with the family receiving friends one hour prior to service. Memorial contributions may be made to Crossroads Hospice c/o the funeral home. (Arrangements Consalus F.H.)

KAHLE, M. Ruth Gover

St. Clair Courier, 4 November 2005
Ruth Gover Kahle, 92, Clinton, died Friday, October 28, 2005, at Crown Care Center, Harrisonville. She was born February 22, 1913, at Iconium, daughter of Benjamin and Emma Scott Gover. On August 15, 1934, she married Lloyd E. Kahle. They had lived in the Kansas City area for many years where she was employed in the Notions Department of the Donnely Garment Co. She had resided in Clinton since 1989. Surviving is her daughter, Mrs. Don Joann Brooks of Clinton; two granddaughters; four great grandchildren; two sisters, Leona Winter of Osceola and Evelyn Gover of Independence; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Everett and Jack. Services were held Sunday, October 30, with burial in Iconium Cemetery, under the direction of Consalus Funeral Home.Submitted by: Dee Mathews

KAHLE, M. Ruth Gover
Clinton Daily Democrat, 31 October 2005
Ruth Gover Kahle, 92, Clinton, died Friday, October 28, 2005 at Crown Care Center, Harrisonville. She was born February 22, 1913 at Iconium, daughter of Benjamin and Emma Scott Gover. On August 15, 1934  she married Lloyd E. Kahle. They had lived in the Kansas City area for many years where she was employed in the Notions Department of the Donnely Garment Co. She had resided in Clinton since 1989. Surviving are her daughter, Mrs. Don (Joann) Brooks of Clinton; two granddaughters, four great-grandchildren; two sisters, Leona Winter of Osceola and Evelyn Gover of Independence, and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Everett and Jack. Services were held Sunday, October 30 with burial in Iconium Cemetery, under the direction of Consalus Funeral Home.

Clinton Daily Democrat
George F. Kalberloh, 73, Lowry City, died Thursday, November 30, 1995, at his home. Mr. Kalberloh was born near Lowry City and was a lifelong area resident and farmer. He was a former member of the Lowry City School Board and an ASC member for many years. He was an Army veteran of WWII. He was a longtime member of the Valley Center United Church of Christ. He is survived by his wife Ruth, of the home; three sons, Gale, Fred and Jim Kalberloh, all of Lowry City; three daughters, Mrs. Donna Hughes and Mrs. Sharon McLerran of Lowry City, and Mrs. Nancy Holt of Blue Springs; 13 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be Sunday, December 3, at the Valley Center United Church of Christ. Burial will be in Valley Center Cemetery. Sheldon-Goodrich of Osceola in charge.

KALBERLOH, Lois Ruth Eddleman
St. Clair County Courier, Friday, 26 September 2008
Lois Ruth [Eddleman] Kalberloh, 80, passed away Saturday, Sept. 20, 2008 at Truman Lake Manor, Lowry City. Ruth was born in Lamar, Colorado. She was the eighth child born to Roy Charles and Laura Frances [Souders] Eddleman. On Feb. 2, 1947, in Lowry City, Ruth was united in marriage to George Frederick Kalberloh. To this union six children were born; Gale, Donna, Sharon, Fred, Nancy and Jim. George preceded Ruth in death after 48 years of marriage. She was also preceded in death by her parents, one brother, John E. Eddleman, five sisters; Hannah Kiess, Waneta McNaught, Ollie Davis, JoEva Kiess and June Tyner, one great grandson; Leif Erik Vaughn. Ruth was a homemaker most of her life. Her home was always a welcoming place for her children, grandchildren, siblings and friends. She was an active member of the Valley Center United Church of Christ and an active member of the ladies aid and enjoyed quilting. She leaves behind her children; Gale Kalberloh and wife Peggy, Donna Hughes, Sharon McLerran and husband Marley, Fred Kalberloh, Nancy Holt and husband Carl, Jim Kalberloh and wife Cristie; two sisters; Betty Meininger and Laura Lou Pettet, two brothers; Frank and Cecil Eddleman. Also surviving are 14 grandchildren; Craig Keith, Shawna Kalberloh, Dusty Kalberloh and wife Julie, Melissa Highes, Matt Hughes and wife Jackie, Amy Budy and husband Jeremy, Martha Teed and husband Nathan, Kendrick and Collin Kalberloh, Emily Kellis and husband Shawn, Austin Holt, Megan, Shelby and Halie Kalberloh; 11 great-grandchildren; Morgan and Tallon Vaughn, Kyten Robinson, Autumn Wilcox, Kyndall, Dakota and Rafe Kalberloh, Macy Hughes, Dominick and Mackenzie Budy and Ty Kellis; one great-great-granddaughter Cail Gardner; brothers-in-law Vernon Kiess and Gary Meininger, sisters-in-law Maureen Eddleman and Irene Eddleman, many nieces, nephews and a host of friends. Services were held Tuesday, Sept. 23 at Valley Center United Church of Christ officiated by Reverend Steve Elsey. Music selections included "How Great Thou Art" and "I Know Who Holds Tomorrow" by the Scott family. Casketbearers included Craig Keith, Matt Hughes, Nathan Teed, Kendrick Kalberloh, Collin Kalberloh, Tallon Vaughn, Dusty Kalberloh, Jeremy Budy, Austin Holt, Shawn Kellis and Dakota Kalberloh.
Interment was held in the Valley Center Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family suggests contributions to the Valley Center Cemetery.

KAST, James Alvin
Appleton City Journal, 16 April 1914
Obituary: James Alvin Kast was born in New Hale, Mo., Nov. 5, 1872 and died near where he was born at the home of his sister, Mrs. Maud Cook April 3, 1914 with congestion of the brain, being sick only three days. He spent the greater part of his life near where he was born. He lived in St. Clair County, seven or eight years with his father near Ohio P.O. He was a member of the Baptist Church at Harmony and lived a good and faithful Christian life for many years. He leaves five brothers and two sisters to mourn their loss. His mother having died several years ago and less than a year ago his father passed away.

KATES, William L.
Clinton Daily Democrat, 17 March 2003
William L. "Billy" Kates, 54, Independence, a water proofer-construction worker, died Sunday, March 17,
2003, at Truman Medical Center, Kansas City. Funeral services will be Wednesday, March 19, at
Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel, Osceola. Burial will be in Lowry City Cemetery.

KAUFFMAN, Cecil Curtis
St. Clair County Courier, 21 April 2006
Cecil Curtis Kauffman, son of Mattison and Eliza Jane Brooks Kauffman passed away at his home on April 16, 2006, at the age of 81. He was born on his family's farm north of Collins on April 20, 1924,. Curt was the youngest of 10 children, Benjamin, Susie, Bernie (Dick), Sallie, Verl Lee, Leonard (Snooks), Merl, Perl and Opal. Curt's father also had two children from a previous marriage, Walter and Nova. He attended Burgess School through the eighth grade. As a boy Curt enjoyed helping out on their family farm with his brothers and sisters. Curt was saved as a young adult while attending revival services at the Assembly of God Church in Osceola. On April 29, 1950, Curt was united in marriage to Fern Amanda Triggs. To this union four children were born, Alvin Lee, Calvin Lee, Ivan Curtis and Laveta Fern. They raised their children on the Kauffman family farm. Curt and Fern milked dairy cows and raised feeder hogs for a living. In addition to farming, he worked various odd jobs around the Collins area such as helping build bridges, working on culverts, mowing for the town of Collins, and working at the Bybee Feed Store. In later years Curt worked for the DeKalb Seed Company. Curt is survived by his loving wife, Fern, of the home; four children, Alvin and his wife, Sherry, Calvin and his wife, Kelly, Ivan and his wife, Cheryl and Laveta and her husband, Eddie Smith Jr.; 12 grandchildren, Jennifer Kirchhoff, Mattison and his wife Crissy, Todd, Samantha and her husband, Robert Brannock, Derek, Deven, Charles, Amanda Smith, Calab, Hunter Smith, Hydie and Cadan; and five great grandchildren, Kyleigh, Alexandra Kirchhoff, Karsen, Christian and Riley Brannock. Curt is also survived by one sister, Opal Crawford.
Services for Curt were Wednesday, April 19, in the Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel with Allen Dale Kauffman officiating. Musical selections were "Precious Memories", "Take My Hand Precious Lord" with Allen and Czerna Kauffman, vocalists dn Gail Ingle, accompanist, and "When I Get Where I'm Going".
Casketbearers were Willard Kauffman, Alvin Kauffman, Mattison Kauffman, Ivan Kauffman, Calvin Kauffman and Eddie Smith Jr. Honorary Casketbearers were Charles Kauffman, Deven Kauffman, Todd Kauffman, Robert Brannock and Derek Kauffman. Interment was in the Macedonia Cemetery under the direction of Sheldon-Goodrich Funeral Home, Osceola.

KAUFFMAN, Mildred Fern Deafenbaugh
St. Clair County Courier, Friday, March 20, 2009
Mildred Fern Kauffman was born on Jan. 11, 1913 near Weaubleau. She was one of three daughters born to Fred and Mary Chaney Deafenbaugh. She passed from this life at the age of 96 on March 11, 2009. On Nov. 6, 1929 Mildred was united in marriage to Ben Kauffman. This union was blessed with two children, Wilma Ilene and Willard Curtis. Mildred and Ben made their home on their farm on Weaubleau Creek for 51 years and after Ben passed, Mildred continued to live in the home they shared for 11 more years. Mildred was preceded in death by her husband Ben and one sister Tressie Moore. She is survived by one daughter, Wilma Green, of Independence; one son, Willard Kauffman and wife Juanita of Collins, and her sister, Mabel June Shryer of Richmond; grandchildren, Robert Green of Indeopendence and Brenda Jenkins and husban Rick; two great-grandchildren Patrick and Tiffany Jenkins of Greenwood. Services were Saturday, March 14 at 2 p.m. at Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel. Minister was Rev. Gary Strickland. Music was "In The garden" and "Precious Memeories" by Donna Carney, soloist and Gail Ingle, accompanist. Casketbearers were Rick Jenkins, Patrick Jenkins, Bob Green, Alvin Kauffman, Calvin Kauffman and Ivan Kauffman. Interment at Robinson cemetery. Arrangements by Sheldon-Goodrich Funeral Home, Osceola.

KEARNEY, Laura A. Wilson
St. Clair County Courier, July 1950
Laura Kearney - Laura Kearney, 84, passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Fred Simrell, Friday, July 21. Mrs. Kearney, whose home was in Flemington, had been with her daughter about four weeks. Although she had been ill about three weeks, her death came unexpectedly Funeral services were held Sunday, July 23 at 1:30 p.m. in the Flemington Methodist Church. Rev. J. E. Jackson assisted by Rev. Virgil Kearney officiating. Burial was in Holsapple cemetery under the direction of the Hutsler funeral home.

KEELING, Marjorie Lee LaRue
Clinton Daily Democrat, June 1997
Mrs. Marjorie L. Keeling, 76, Lowry City, died Wednesday, June 4, 1997, at Golden Valley Memorial Hospital in Clinton. Mrs. Keeling was a homemaker. She is survived by her husband Warren of the home; son Russell Keeling of Oak Grove. Graveside services will be Saturday, June 7, at the Lowry City Cemetery.

KEELING, Warren Isaac
Clinton Daily Democrat , June 1997
Warren Isaac Keeling was born September 3, 1923, in Tomahawk, Arkansas, to Alfred and Sarah Shipman Keeling. He died June 10, 1997, at St. Luke's Hospital in Kansas City from injuries received in an automobile accident on June 4. On August 27, 1951, Warren was united in marriage to Marjorie Lee Larue in Harrison, Arkansas. To this union a son was born. Marjorie preceded Warren in death on June 4, 1997, from injuries received in the same automobile accident. For several years they traveled and lived throughout the country as Warren's construction work demanded. He worked for several years in the Kansas City area as a supervisor for the George F. Rientjes Construction Company. Warren was preceded in death by his parents, and three brothers, Hugh, Kenneth and Alfred Keeling. He is survived by his son Russell and his wife Kay; two sisters, Lenore Langdon of Southgate, California, and Pauline Horton of Marshall, Arkansas; two grandchildren, one great-grandchild; other relatives and many friends. Graveside services were Saturday, June 14, at Lowry City Cemetery.

KEELING, Winnie Kay Chapman
Clinton Daily Democrat
Winnie Kay Keeling, 55, Oak Grove, died Tuesday, August 12, 1997, at St. Mary's Hospital, Blue Springs. Mrs. Keeling was an asset management employee of Waddell and Reed. She is survived by her husband Russell of the home and two daughters. Funeral services will be Friday, August 15, at the Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel in Osceola. Cremation.

KEETON, Alfred E.
Clinton Daily Democrat
Alfred E. Keeton, 68, Appleton City, formerly of Kansas City, died Friday, Jan. 15, 1993 at Veterans Hospital. Services will be Tuesday at the Roscoe Christian Church; burial in the Benton Green cemetery near Roscoe.
Mr. Keeton was born in Kansas City and moved to Appleton City in 1980. He was a commercial painter until retiring in 1980. He was a Mason. He was an Army veteran of World War II and received a Purple Heart.
Survivors include three sons, Carl E. Keeton and Craig C. Keeton of Stilwell, and Stanley W. Keeton, Phoenix; a brother, Jim Keeton, Oklahoma City; two sisters, Joy Velaer, Kingsville, and Genevieve Keeton, Appleton City; and eight grandchildren.

KEETON, Mae Ellen
Clinton Daily Democrat , 5 January 1995
Mrs. Mae E. Keeton, 76, El Dorado Springs, died Sunday, January 1, 1995, at her home. She was born in Soldier, Iowa. She was a longtime St. Clair County area resident. She taught science and home economics for over 20 years, retiring in 1970. Mrs. Keeton was a member of Jolly Farmers, the Order of the Eastern Star, and Pleasant Springs Baptist Church. She is survived by her husband Roy of the home; two sons, Robert Keeton of Stockton, and John Keeton of St. Charles; one daughter, Vera Keeton of Stockton; four grandchildren. Funeral services were Tuesday, January 3, at the Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel in Osceola. Burial was in Pleasant Springs Cemetery, El Dorado Springs.

KEETON, Roy Edward
Clinton Daily Democrat, 3 December 2002
Roy Edward Keeton, 93, El Dorado Springs, a retired secondary education teacher, died Sunday, December 1, 2002, in St. Joseph's Hospital in Kansas City. Funeral services will be Thursday, December 5, at the Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel, Osceola. Burial will be in Pleasant Springs Cemetery, El Dorado Springs.

KEETON, Stanley Walter
Kansas City Star, 30 June 2007
Stanley Walter Keeton, 50, of Prairie Village, Kan., passed away June 28 at his home. Services 11 a.m. Tues., July 3, at the Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel, Osceola, (417) 646-8135, with burial in Roscoe Cemetery under the direction of Sheldon-Goodrich Funeral Home. Visitation 10-11 a.m. on Tuesday at the chapel.

KEETON, Stanley Walter
St. Clair County Courier, 6 July 2007
Stanley Walter Keeton, youngest son of Alfred and Wilma Jean Nitsche Keeton, was born Dec. 3, 1956, at St. Mary's Hospital in Kansas City and passed away June 27, 2007, at his home in Prairie Village, Kan. Stan graduated from Shawnee Mission East High School in 1975. Shortly after high school he moved to Colorado where he lived a few years. He moved back to Prairie Village and worked as a car salesman and also sold real estate. Stanley moved to Phoenix, Ariz., and wokred as a car salesman for several years. He moved back home seven years ago and worked until his mother became ill. He then devoted his full time to taking care of her until her death in September 2006. Stan was a member of the Overland Park Lutheran Church. Preceding him in death were all of his grandparents and his father and mother. Suviviors include two brothers, Carl Eugene, Stillwell, Kan., and Craig, Spokane, Wash.; two uncles, Jimmy Keeton and Junior Nitsche; three aunts, Joy Lou Valear, Genevieve Keeton and Jewel Dean Shults; five nieces; three nephews and many cousins and friends. Stan will be greatly missed for his love and his kindness. "In everything do unto others what you would have them do unto you." Matthew 7:12. Funeral services were Tuesday, July 3, at the Sheldon-Goodrich Funeral Home, Osceola with burial in the Roscoe Cemetery under the direction of the Sheldon-Goodrich Funeral Home, Osceola.

KEETON, Vera Genevieve
Kansas City Star, 8 November 2008
V. Genevieve "Ginny" Keeton, 82, of Blue Springs, MO, passed away Nov. 4, 2008. Funeral services 12 p.m. Sun., Nov. 9 at Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel, Osceola. Burial Benton Green Cemetery. family will receive friends 11 a.m.-12 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home. (Sheldon- Goodrich Funeral Home, 417-646-8135)

KEETON, Vera Genevieve
St. Clair County Courier, Friday, 14 November 2008
Vera Genevieve Keeton was born March 8, 1926 near Roscoe to Chester Cecil and Effie Marie Bean Keeton. Giny's family lovingly released her into God's infinite love and keeping on Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2008 at Shangri-La Care Center. Ginny was a true and loyal follower of Jesus Christ and so it is with great faith and confidence that we release her to her greatest good. She was preceded in death by her mother and father, Chester and Effie Keeton; brothers, Lloyd and Alfred; and most recently nephew, Stan Keeton. She is survived by one brother, Jim Keeton and wife Teresa of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and one sister, Joy Velaer of Kingsville.Ginny was never married but had a large "adopted" family of 11 nephews and a niece; 10 who also survive her and 22 grand nephews, other relatives and friends. Memorial services were Sunday, Nov. 9 at 12:00 non at Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel. The minister was Rev. Tony Keeton. Music "From a Distance", Processional; "Sheltered In The Arms Of God", Nieces and Nephews; "Old Rugged Cross", Congregational and "Wind Beneath My Wings" Recessional. Laura Keeton was Pianist. Casketbearers; Jack Merriott, Jacob Velaer, Stephen Keeton, Jonathan Keeton, Bradley Keeton and Drue Laquet. Interment followed in Benton green cemetery. Arrangements by Sheldon-Goodrich Funeral Home, Osceola.

KEETON, Wilma Jean Nitsche
St. Clair County Courier, 29 September 2006
Wilma Jean, first born child of Carl and Mabel Green Nitsche was born Jan. 7, 1925, in Griswald, Iowa, and passed away Sept. 12, 2006, in her home with her three sons at her side. She spent her younger years near Roscoe on a farm. She attended elementary school at Benton Green and graduated from Roscoe High School in 1942. She loved to play basketball and softball in school. She married Alfred Keeton June 26, 1942. She lived in several places with Alfred in the Armed Services. Upon his discharge they moved to Kansas City and later to Prairie Village, Kan., and she lived the rest of her earthly life there. They had three sons, Carl Eugene, Craig Carl and Stanley Walter. Wilma Jean was a very active member of the Overland Park Lutheran Church as long as her health permitted. She was always ready to help anyone who needed anything. Wilma Jean was preceded in death by her parents and her boys' dad, Alfred. Those left to mourn her passing are her sons, Carl Eugene and his wife Sherri of Stillwell, Kan., Craig Carl and his wife Nancy of Spokane, Wash., and Stanley Walter of the home; eight grandchildren, Brian Keeton, Kerri McCowan, Kim Esely, Tammy Stabler, Christine, Jessica, Craig Jr. and Taylor Keeton; three great-grandchildren, Kalie Stabler, Spencer and Brionna Keeton; two brothers, Carl Herman and Jr. and his wife, Jewel Dene, Myrle Linn and his wife, Bonnie; her sister Jewel Dean Shults; many nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of friends. Our loss is certainly God's gain. Services were held at Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel on Friday, Sept. 15, officiated by Rev. Steve Altheide. Music was "Old Rugged Cross" and "Amazing Grace". The casketbearers were Carl D. Nitsche, Herman Nitsche, Tim Schwab, Brian Keeton, Wade McCowan and Jamie Esely. The interment was at the Roscoe Cemetery.

KEETON, Wilma Jean Nitsche
Kansas City Star, 14 September 2006
Wilma Jean (Nitsche) Keeton, 81, of Prairie Village, Kan., passed away September 12, at her home. Services are 11 a.m. Friday, September 15, at SheldonGoodrich Chapel in Osceola, with visitation from 7-8 p.m. on Thursday. Burial in Roscoe Cemetery. (Arr: SheldonGoodrich Funeral Home, 417-646-8135)

KEITH, Maxine M. Delozier
Clinton Daily Democrat, 27 January 1999
Mrs. Maxine M. Keith, Lowry City, died Monday, January 25, 1999, at Truman Lake Manor in Lowry City. She was a homemaker. She is survived by her husband Clyde, of the home; three sisters, Aline Berry, Springfield, Josephine Akins of Mankato, and Mary Elizabeth Roberts of Kansas City and one grandchild. Funeral services will be Friday, January 29, at the Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel in Osceola. Burial will be in the Lowry City Cemetery.

KELLER, Evelyn Marlene
Clinton Daily Democrat, 30 July 1998
Evelyn Marlene Keller, 59, Collins, died Saturday, July 25, 1998, at her home. She is survived by her husband Gerald of the home; two sons, Jerry Keller of Collins and Rick Keller of Wheatland; one daughter, Margie Camacho of Humansville; one sister, Connie Sutt of Weaubleau; and two grandchildren. Funeral services will be Tuesday, July 28 at the Sheldon Goodrich Chapel in Osceola. Burial will be in the Brush Creek Cemetery near Collins.

KELLER, Jerry Michael
Clinton Daily Democrat, August 1997
Jerry M. Keller, 48, Osceola, died Saturday, August 9, 1997 at University Hospital in Columbia. He is survived by his parents, Roy and Darlene Keller of the home; one sister, Mrs. Clara M. Swearengin of Overland Park, Kansas. Graveside services were Monday, August 11, at the Osceola Cemetery.

KELLER, Roy Bailey
Clinton Daily Democrat, 9 January 2004
Roy B. Keller, 80, Osceola, a farmer, died Thursday, January 8, 2004 at Golden Valley Hospital in Clinton.
Funeral services will be Monday, January 12, at Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel in Osceola. Burial will be in Osceola Cemetery.

KELLER, Willa Dean
Osceola Library Files
Killed By A Falling Porch Box - Funeral services were conducted at Collins Wednesday, for the four-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Omar Keller, of southwest of Collins, who was killed at the home of Mr. and Mrs. John Hughes Tuesday. The child was playing in the yard at the Hughes home when a porch box, on which she was playing, fell on her, crushing her head.

KELLEY, Robert
St. Clair County Democrat, Osceola, Missouri, 10 January 1935
The community was shocked to hear of the sudden death of Bob Kelley, only merchant at Monegaw. Mr. Kelley will surely be missed by the people in Monegaw and surrounding neighborhood. The funeral was preached Friday afternoon by Bro. Kirkland, burial at Benton Green Cemetery.

KELLEY, Harold Dean
Hill & Son Funeral Home, LLC
October 26, 1933 - August 16, 2005 - Harold Dean Kelley, the son of Bruce and Lois (Bruce) Kelley, was born on October 26, 1933 in Desha, Arkansas. He passed away on August 16, 2005 in Lenexa Kansas, surrounded by his daughters. Dean attended college at Murray, Kentucky. He joined the Air Force in 1954 and worked as a computer engineer. He served one tour in Viet Nam and was stationed at many bases in the United States, Japan and Africa. He retired from the Air Force in 1974, and then worked for Unisys as an independent contractor to Whiteman Air Force Base. He retired in 1993. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Charles Kelley, and wife Janet Auld Kelley. He is survived by his children, John Hannum of Iola, Kansas, Deanna Gobble and husband Jim of Baltimore, Maryland, Wendy Arwood and husband Randy of Appleton City, Missouri, Susan Hamilton and husband Mike of Anchorage, Alaska, Sandy Kelley of Lenexa, Kansas and Jodi Mears and husband Derrick of Bellingham, Washington, sister, Carol Jean Robinson and husband Jim of Frankfort, Kentucky, brother, Wesley Kelley and wife Donna of St. Louis, Missouri, aunt, Jean Insell and husband Charles of Desha, Arkansas, grandchildren, Danny Gobble, Ryan Solusod, Amie Neal, Kyle Arwood, Jade Mears, Frank, Luke, Matt and Johnny Hannum, great-grandchildren, Haylee and Kaden Sieleman, several cousins, nieces and nephews. He was a loving husband, father, brother, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend. He loved all sports and played basketball in high school, and baseball and basketball in college and in the Air Force. He also loved playing pinochle, darts, ping-pong and attending auctions. He loved camping and was a member of the Wings around Tiger Town camping club based in Columbia, Missouri. He spent the winter months of every year in Harlingen, Texas at the Fig Tree RV Resort. He loved camping and traveled many miles in his motor home. He will be missed by all who had the privilege of knowing him.

KELLEY, Mark Cole
St. Clair County Courier, 26 May 2006
Mark Cole Kelley, Clinton, passed away April 21, 2006, at the age of 42.
Survivors include his wife, Trish; four children, Mandy Kelley and Roy Kelley, state of Oklahoma, Marcus Cole Kelley, Wheatland and Misty Kelley, Clinton; one grandson, Keelynn Gonzales, state of Oklahoma; his parents, Mike and Pat Kelley, Humansville; a sister, Michele Foster, Camden Point; grandparents, Dillard and Zadah Kelley, Arizona and Ethel Mathiesen, Weaubleau. Memorial services for Mark will be June 10 at 1 p.m. at the Vista Baptist Church, Vista.

KELLEY, Rosalee V. Roundtree
Mrs. R.V. (Bob) Kelley – Mrs. R.V. Kelley, who before her marriage was Rosalee Roundtree, of Vernonia, Oregon, was born August 29, 1889 in Hickory County, Missouri, and passed away November 23, 1938, at her home in Vernonia, being 49 years, 2 months and 25 days old. She leaves to mourn her loss, her husband, R.V. Kelly, four daughters, Mrs. Elizabeth Carriker, Roscoe, Missouri, Mrs. Mary Rayner, Vernonia, Oregon, Mrs. Beaulah Bradley of Vernonia, Oregon, and Mrs. Lillian Myers of Vernonia, two sons, Roy J. Kelly and David Lee Kelly of the home. In addition to her husband and children she had five grandchildren, two brothers, Mr. W.F. Roundtree of Pacific Junction, Iowa and Thomas J. Roundtree of Kansas City, Missouri, two sisters, Mrs. Belle Barger, Weaubleau, Missouri, and Mrs. Hattie Keeton, Roscoe, Missouri, and a host of nieces and nephews. She was a member of the Free Will Baptist Church at El Dorado Springs, Missouri, and was a resident of Roscoe, Missouri, several times, last living here in June 1935. She weas reared to childhood near Tiffin and El Dorado Springs, Mo. She was laid to rest in the Vernonia Memorial cemetery.

KELLEY, Rosalee V. Roundtree
Card of Thanks - I wish to thank those for the sympathy I received when my mother passed away.
Mrs. Earl Carriker

KELLEY, Shirley Rae
St. Clair County Courier, Friday, 29 August 2008
Shirley Rae Kelly was born aug 8, 1931 in Osceola to Forrest Holmes and Bertha O. [Steeber] Kelley. She passed away August 19, 2008 at Bolivar Citizen's memorial Healthcare, Bolivar, Mo. Shirley grew up in Osceola but traveled the United States with her parents while her father did defense work. She graduated from Osceola High School. Shirley's parent, Forest and Bertha owned the Kelley cabins, near the Osceola Dam, for a number of years. Shirley is survived by many cousins. She was definitely loved and will be missed. Services were Saturday, aug. 23 at Osceola Cemetery with Greg Mangum officiating, with interment at Osceola Cemetery.
Arrangements were made by Sheldon-Goodrich Funeral home, Osceola

KELLY, Grace Crawford Scott
Kansas City Star, 20 November 2004
Grace Crawford Scott Kelly was born October 10, 1901, in Henry County, MO, the daughter of Elder Larenzo Dow Crawford and Ella Setzer Crawford. On October 11, 1919, she married John Edward Scott. To this union were born seven children. Grace was preceded in death by two daughters who died in infancy; a son, Crawford Edward Scott, who was killed in action at Pearl Harbor; a son, William Donald Scott; a daughter, Lois Jean Scott. She was also preceded in death by her first husband, John Edward Scott. Grace married Arthur Kelly, who also preceded her in death. She is survived by two sons, John Raymond Scott of Deepwater, MO, and Eddy Lee Scott of Oak Grove, MO, many grandchildren, great grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, and a great-great-great grandson. Grace was saved and baptized at the Benton Blvd. Baptist Church at an early age. She was the oldest Gold Star Mother from WWII at the time of her death. Grace passed away November 18, 2004, after a short illness at the Golden Valley Memorial Hospital in Clinton, MO. Services will be 2 p.m. Monday, November 22, at First Baptist Church, Lowry City, MO; burial in Lowry City Cemetery. Visitation will be 1-2 p.m. Monday at the church.

Osceola Library files
Harry Kenerson, 85 years old of 110 East Marshall Street, El Dorado Springs, died Monday, August 14, at Cedar County Memorial Hospital. Born February 22, 1893, in Des Moines, Ia., he was the son of Frank and Anna Mae Kenerson. On July 3, 1920, in Roscoe, he married Augusta Jane Baker, who preceded him in death January 20, 1977. Survivors include two sons, Glen of California and Clyde of Washington; two daughters, Mrs. Laura Ellen Moses, Lebanon, Mo., and Mrs. Moneta Huffman, St. Joseph, Mo.; numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m., Saturday, August 19, at the Milster-Isbell-Carothers chapel, with burial in the Roscoe Cemetery. -- Note: Roscoe Cemetery Records list: Augusta J. Kennerson, 1899-1977; Harry W. Kennerson, 1893-1978.

KESTER, Georgia Dale Durnell
St. Clair County Courier, 16 August 2006
Georgia Dale Durnell Kester was born May 25, 1917, to Otto D. Durnell and Katie Henry Durnell in Osceola. Georgia was living in Bend, Ore., at the time of her passing on Aug. 7, 2006. Georgia Dale grew up in Osceola. She was baptized at an early age in the Osceola Methodist Church. During her school years her dad, Otto, helped run the Smith-Durnell Grocery Store. She graduated high school and went to Laramie, Wyo., to stay with her Aunt Verlie and Uncle Henry. She enrolled in the University of Wyoming and later met Adelbert Kester, whom she married in Sheridan, Wyo., in 1940. During the beginning of WWII they had their daughters, Phyllis, in 1941 and moved to Denver, Colo., where Adelbert worked for Gates Rubber Company. When Adelbert went into the war in 1943, Georgia Dale and Phyllis returned to Osceola and lived with her parents. After the war Adelbert finished college and they returned to Osceola. She was a housewife for many years. She was active in civic affairs including the Tuesday Club and the Eastern Star. In 1953 they had their second daughter, Teddy Kay. In the 60s they moved to Kansas where she worked in the Shawnee Mission North cafeteria and began what would be a 40 year Avon career, becoming a member of their President's Club. Adelbert preceded her in death in 1990. She stayed close to Phyllis' family and in 2002 she moved to Bend, Ore., to be close to Teddy and her husband, Doug and their daughter, Lauren. She leaves two daughters, Phyllis and her husband, Kermitt, Shawnee, Kan., and Teddy and her husband, Doug Richardson, Bend, Ore.; four grandchildren, Kimberly Clarkson and Mike Hall, Piper, Kan., Travis Tillotson and Lori Ann, Mildred, Kan., Shawn Tillotson and Missie, Welda, Kan., and Lauren Richardson, Bend, Ore.; great grandchildren, Ben, Elizabeth and Wesley Clarkson, Alyssa Tillotson, Misty, April, Stevia and Destiny Tillotson, Tara and Corey Denny, Rona and Dane Cable; great-great grandchildren, Aubry, America, Zia, Junior and Cadience. Services for Georgia were Aug. 12 in the Sheldon Funeral Home with Pastor Cliff Simmons officiationg. Eastern Star reading was by the Osceola chapter O.E.S. Musical selections were "I'll Fly Away" and "Amazing Grace" with Gail Ingle, pianist and soloist. Casketbearers were Doug Richardson, Kermit Tillotson, Travis Tillotson and Shawn Tillotson. Honorary casketbearers were Ben Clarkson and Ken Tillotson. Burial was in the Osceola Cemetery under the direction of Sheldon-Goodrich Funeral Home.

Appleton City Journal, 6 September 1894
Robert Ketcham sweetly fell asleep August 20th, 1894, at the home of his sister, Mrs. J.T. Yonce, in Appleton City, Mo. Nine months ago he was accidentally shot by a pistol in the hands of a friend at Vicksburg, Miss. Since which time he has suffered most intensely, all of which he bore so patiently that all who witnessed it felt that he was one of earth's heroes. Only 27 years of age - just in the springtime of a promising life - cultivated, educated and refined. Left an orphan at an early age he experienced all the lonely bitterness that none but those who have passed through similar trials can understand or appreciate. Yet by his perseverance and energy he made his way to an enviable position, with a promising future. With all that medical skill could devise or loving hands administer his stay among us could not be prolonged, and while our hearts ache with a sense of our bereavement, yet we who witnessed his triumphant and beautiful entrance into the beyond are made to exclaim, "Death is swallowed up in victory." We know that not one of us who stood by his deathbed and heard his assurance of the beauty and grandure of the eternal world that opened to his enraptured vision but will be made a better man or woman. While his life was beautiful, his death was a sweet benediction to us all, and we felt encouraged to press onward in the divine life, let the pathway be ever so thorny, after his assurance "that it is sweet to trust God all your life." It was a thrilling scene, that radiant dying face, surrounded by tearful friends. We will never forget the glorified expression of his face as he would exclaim at greeting mother, sister and dear ones gone before. Turning to his sister he would exclaim, "oh! This is grand." Tearful, bereaved one do not weep, but rather rejoice at his glorious promotion.

St. Clair County Courier, 5 October 2007
Glen R. Kidwell, 86, Topeka, Kan., passed away Thursday, Sept. 27, 2007 at Aldersgate Village. He was born May 3, 1921 in Coffey, the son of Orda and Hattie Holcom Kidwell. He was of the Methodist faith. Glen married Virginia Margaret Bales on Sept. 17, 1944 in Ottawa, Kan., who preceded him in death on Nov. 28, 1983. He resided in Overland Park, Kan. most of his life and was employed for 30 years by Katz Drug Store which became Skaggs Drug Store. He lived for a short period of time in Osceola, and resided for the past 20 years in Topeka, Kan. Survivors include one daughter, Barbara S. Darr and her husband, Kenny, Winchester, Va.; two brothers, Paul and his wife, Helen, Osceola and Harold and his wife, Phyllis, Waterloo, Iowa; two sisters, Ruby Hobbs, Osceola and Bertha Hermingson and her husband, Harold, Peoria, Ariz.; and his companion and friend, Rosemary Torrez, Topeka, Kan. Memorial services were held Monday, Oct. 1, at the Garden House at Lake Shawnee, Topeka, Kan. Private interment took place at Pennwell-Gabel Cemetery under the direction of Pennwell-Gabel Town Chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to the organization of the donor's choice.

KIEFER, Jackson Dewey
Clinton Daily Democrat, January 1994
Jackson Dewey Kiefer was born May 29, 1917, the first born of LeRoy Ray Kiefer and Beryl Stone Kiefer, and died January 12, 1994 at the age of 76 years, at his home on the farm where he was born southwest of Osceola, in the bend of the Sac River. Jack attended school at the Osceola School and graduated from OHS in 1934. He attended Park College at Parkville and SMS at Springfield. He enlisted in the Army in 1940 and served his country for five years, becoming a bombardier in the Air Corps and serving in Italy, where his plane was shot down and he became a prisoner of war in Germany for 13 months. On June 26, 1945, he married Leda K. Manwill, the day after he returned from Europe. Three children were born to this union. He farmed the family farm for many years, raised and trained bird dogs, sold life insurance, made furniture, built his home. He pastored Hogle's Creek Baptist Church for two years, Gerster Baptist Church for 12 years, and founded and pastored Osceola Community Church for 15 years until his health forced him to retire. He was preceded in death by his father LeRoy Ray Kiefer and one granddaughter Jessi Leone Kiefer. He is survived by his 95-year-old mother, Beryl Kiefer, Osceola; his wife Leda Kiefer of the home; two sons, Richard Kiefer and wife Toni, of Osceola, and Jackson R. Kiefer and wife Gayle, Lake Providence, La., and one daughter Karen Kennon of Marshall; 10 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; one brother, Ray D. (Dick) Kiefer, Osceola; two sisters, Betty Nelle Bybee of Wymore, Neb., and Jo Carol Smith of Osceola. Services were held at Osceola Community Church Saturday, January 15, with burial at the Kiefer Cemetery on the farm.

KIEFER, Leda M. Manwill
Clinton Daily Democrat, May 1996
Mrs. Leda M. Kiefer, 74, Osceola, died Sunday, April 28, 1996, at Cox Medical Center South in Springfield.
Mrs. Kiefer was born in Utah. She had been an Osceola area resident since 1945. She and her late husband Rev. Jack Kiefer, founded the Osceola Community Church. Mrs. Kiefer is survived by two sons, Jackson R. Kiefer of Lake Providence, Louisiana, and Richard Kiefer of Osceola; one daughter Mrs. Karen Dennis of Slater; four brothers; Cy Manwill of Richfield, Utah, Don Manwill of Riverside, Ca., Marion Manwill of Payston, Utah, and Wally Manwill, Koosharem, Utah; one sister, Libbie Bridley of Koosharem, Utah; 11 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be Thursday, May 2, at Osceola Community Church. Burial will be in the Kiefer Cemetery, Osceola.

KIGER, Jimmie Lorene Sanders Dickinson
Clinton Daily Democrat, 1 March 2001
Jimmie Lorene Dickinson Kiger was born April 30, 1919, in Western Grove, Arkansas, to G. W. "Doc" and Bea Gray Sanders. She died February 25, 2001, at the Christian Health Care Center in Nevada. She graduated from Western Grove High School and the Beauty College of Harrison, Arkansas. She was a beauty operator for over 40 years, working in many towns, including Lowry City, Collins and Osceola. She was a Methodist. She was married to Kenneth Dickinson September 29, 1940, in Holdenville, Oklahoma. He died December 23, 1983. She then married Orville Kiger, who died in 1994. She is survived by her daughter, Betty Stutesman and her husband, Dean, Nevada; her son, Robert Dickinson and his wife Myra, Clinton; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren, and her friend, Kenny Hall of Nevada. Funeral services were Wednesday at Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel. Burial was in Oak Grove Cemetery.

KILGORE, Delmar C.
St. Clair County Courier, Friday, 30 January 2009
D. C. Kilgore was born Dec. 19, 1927 in Jasper, Arkansas to Ulysses and Lona Kilgore. He passed away on Jan. 18, 2009 at his home in Barnett. D.C. was united in marriage on March 1, 1948 to Teressa Pritchett in Harrison, Arkansas. D.C. worked as a tree surgeon in Whittier California for many years. He retired in the late 1970's and moved to Osceola. In 1995, they moved to Barnett. D.C. was preceded in death by his parents, Ulysses and Lona Kilgore; his wife, Teressa Kilgore; two sisters Dorothy Kilgore and Orpha Whitehead; two brothers Lex Kilgore and Vernon Kilgore. D.C. is survived by two sisters; Lee Tracy of Kansas City and Rose Polly of Eldon, along with several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Services were held Friday, January 23 at the Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel, Osceola, with Rev. Steve Elsey officiating. Casketbearers were: Randy Kilgore, Rodney Kilgore, Nick Kilgore, Jim Conroy, Rick Hoyer and Trevor Conroy. Interment was in Benton Green Cemetery.

KILGORE, Delmar C.
Kansas City Star, 21 January 2009
D. C. Kilgore, 81, Barnett, MO, formerly of Kansas City, MO, passed away Sun., Jan. 18, 2009. Funeral services Friday, Jan. 23, at 1 p.m., Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel in Osceola, 417-646-8135. Burial in Benton Green Cemetery, near Roscoe. Visitation 12 noon until service time Friday at the Chapel in Osceola.

KILGORE, Teressa Ann Pritchett
St. Clair County Courier, Friday, 17 October 2008
Teresa Ann Kilgore was born Dec. 25, 1928 in Kansas City, Kansas to Owen H. and Edith [Burge] Pritchett. She passed away Oct. 7. 2008 at her home in Barnett. At the age of 16, Teressa lost her mother. She became a mother to her younger brothers and sisters who always looked up to her. On March 1, 1948 Teressa was united in marriage to D. C. Kilgore in Harrison Arkansas. They made their home in Kansas City for several years.
Teressa and D.C. lived in California manay years before moving to Osceola in the late 1970's. In 1995 they moved to Barnett. She is survived by her loving husband of 60 years, D.C., of the home, brothers, Harry Pritchett and wife Aline of Yucaipa, California and Carl "Bucky" Pritchett and wife Donna of Nowata, Oklahoma; sisters Loretta Sutton and husband "Hoot" of Dublin, California and Shirley Golish and husband George of Castro Valley, California. Funeral services were held Thursday, Oct. 9 at Benton Green Cemetery with Greg Mangum officiating. Arrangements under direction of the Sheldon-Goodrich Funeral Home, Osceola.

KILGORE, Vernon G.
Clinton Daily Democrat, December 1998
Vernon G. Kilgore, 69, Warsaw, died Monday, December 21, 1998, at his home. He was a member of Ironworkers Local #10. He is survived by his wife Irene of the home; two sons, Doug Kilgore of Denver, Colorado, and Jimmie Chrisco of Kansas City; two daughters, Jeannie Squire, Blue Springs, and Tina Lambert, Marino Valley, California; one brother, D. C. Kilgore, Barnett; two sisters, Norma Lee Tracy, Harrisonville, and Rose Polly of Eldon; seven grandchildren, three great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be Thursday, December 24, at the Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel in Osceola. Burial will be in the Benton Green Cemetery, near Roscoe.

KILGORE, William Francis
St. Clair County Courier, 3 November 2006
William "Bill" Francis Kilgore, 80, of Cameron, passed away on Oct. 25, 2006. Bill was born on March 20, 1926 in Plainview, Ark. to Harvey and Annie Owens Kilgore. He was a member of the Rockcreek Fellowship Assembly of God, Avondale, VFW #869, Kansas City, Kan., American Legion Elmer Ellis Post #33 and the Local Union #314 Sprinkle Fitters. Bill was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Sue and a son, Tony.
Survivors includes son, Buford Kilgore, Osceola; cherished friend, Margaret Dotson and her daughter, Linda, St. Joseph; three sisters, Violet Paxton, Oregon, Mo., Marie Norther, Las Vegas, Nev. and Jeanette Day, Camdenton; five grandchildren; 18 great grandchildren; seven great-great grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
Services were Saturday, Oct. 28, at Poland-Thompson Chapel, Cameron. Interment was in the Landacre Cemetery, Lowry City. The family suggest donations to the American Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

KILGORE, William Francis
Kansas City Star, 26 October 2006
William "Bill" Kilgore, 80, of Cameron, Mo., passed away October 25, 2006. Services are 10 a.m. Sat., October 28, at the Poland-Thompson Chapel in Cameron, (816) 632-2158, where visitation is 7-8 p.m. Friday. Burial Landacre Cemetery in Lowry, Mo. Memorials to American Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

t. Clair County Democrat , 6 June 1940
Funeral services were conducted at the Oak Grove Church Tuesday afternoon by the Rev. L. M. Baldwin for
Abel Killingsworth, pioneer minister of the church of the Brethren in St. Clair County. The Rev. Mr. Killingsworth had been in failing health for some time. He died Saturday morning at the home he had built almost half a century ago and which adjoined the church that he had founded. Abel Killingsworth, son of Wm and Sallie
Killingsworth, was born in Virginia July 16, 1854 and passed away at his home June 1, 1940 at the age of 85 years, 10 months and 15 days. At an early age, he moved with his parents to Johnson County, Missouri. Later, he moved to St. Clair County. In 1883, he with his family and several other families, moved in covered wagons to Cheyenne, Wyoming. The following year, he returned to St. Clair County where he lived the remainder of his life, having lived on the home place 48 years. In 1877, he was baptized and united with the church of the Brethren and in 1880 was elected to the ministry. He held the pastorate of this church for 45 years. Up until August 2, 1936, he solemnized over 150 marriages and conducted over 300 funerals. On February 14, 1877, he was united in marriage to Anne Yost who passed away April 14, 1919. To this union, 10 children were born, two of which died in infancy. He leaves eight children: John, Walter, Mosie, Willie, Mrs. Josie Atkins, Mrs. Nannie Hutton, Edith Elliott and Ada Gardner. Interment Oak Grove Cemetery.

KIMES, William Woods
Clinton Daily Democrat, July 1993
William Woods Kimes of Blue Springs was born June 30, 1938 in Chalk Level, Mo., the son of Eugene Ross and Christene Doris (Woods) Kimes. He departed this life July 11, 1993 at St. Joseph Health Center, Kansas City, at the age of 55 years and 11 days. William was a truck driver for Cotter and Company in Grandview since July of 1973. He was a member of Unity School of Christianity Church, Lee's Summit, an Air Force veteran and a member of Local 541 of the Teamsters Union, Kanas City. William had lived in Lowry City, Garden City and Harrisonville before moving to Blue Springs in 1992. He was preceded in death by his stepfather Aubrey Thompson. He is survived by a daughter Renada S. Rasmussen and her husband Tracy K., and granddaughter Thea, all of Blue Springs; his mother Christene D. Thompson, Garden City; two sisters, Barbara Hyde and Glenda Hastings, both of Garden City; other relatives and many friends. Funeral services were Wednesday, July 14, 1993 at Dickey Chapel, Harrisonville. Cremation.

KIMSEY, Nova North
Clinton Daily Democrat, 4 June 2001
Nova North Kimzey was born January 2, 1915, near Kirk, Colorado, to Charles Headley Kimzey and Matilda Lydia Ann North Kimzey, and died Saturday, June 2, 2001, at Calhoun. She was a member of Roscoe Christian Church. She graduated from Roscoe High School in 1931 and received her BS in education from Central Missouri State Teacher's College in Warrensburg. She received her Master's degree in English from the University of Missouri, Columbia in 1951 and a second Master's degree in Library Science from Sacred Heart of Immaculate Mary College in California. She taught at Roscoe, Independence and California and in Iowa and California, retiring in 1976. In 1944 during World War II, she enlisted in the United States Navy on active duty until 1949. During the war she decoded top secret messages in Pensacola, Florida, and taught officer training classes to WAVES in Banbridge, Maryland. She remained in the Naval Reserve following her discharge and attained the rank of Commander in January 1961 and retired from the Navy Reserve in 1975. She is survived by a niece, Nova Bergschneider and husband, William, Urich; two nephews, Bert Rosebrough and wife, Kay, Windsor, and Raymond Rosebrough and wife, Twila, Everton, and Mary Rosebrough, Lee's Summit, widow of nephew Walter Rosebrough, who died in 1996, and 14 great-nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be Wednesday, June 6, at the Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel in Osceola. Burial with military honors will be in the Roscoe Cemetery.

KINCAID, Jacob Elmer
Osceola Library Files
Funeral services were held Friday afternoon, July 2, at 2 p.m., in the Goodrich Funeral Chapel for Jacob E. Kincaid, who died at the Osceola Medical Hospital, Osceola, Mo., June 29.mRev. Merlin Shively, pastor of the Osceola Baptist Church, officiated at the service and interment was made at Macedonia Cemetery. Graveside services were conducted by the members of the Osceola Masonic Lodge. Mrs. Bill Gilbert sang “In The Garden” and “Beyond The Sunset”, accompanied by Mrs. Beryl Kiefer. Pallbearers were Fred Coones, Coy Waite, Lyle Ross, Delbert Shaffner, Logan Peery and Shirley Collins. Flowerbearers were Lora Lee foster, Florence Stark, MRs. Roy Keller, June Pendergraft, Dimple Hodges, Jenny Davis, Clara Gover, Myrene Waite, Peggy Haverland, Eva Grimes, Ella Kelley and Mrs. Fred Elliott. J.E. Kincaid, son of William and Sallie Johnston Kincaid, was born at Pleasant Hill, Mo., April 9, 1891. He was married to Ethel Mary Stiles April 11, 1912. To them were born a son, Carl, who preceded his father in death November 29, 1959, a daughter, Helen, Mrs. J.A. LaBell of Los Angeles, Cal., and a son, Charles R. Kincaid, Osceola. Also surviving Mr. Kincaid are two grandsons, Carl C. Kincaid, Kansas City, Mo., and Jerry Kincaid, Shawnee Mission, Kans., a great granddaughter and six great grandsons. His surviving sisters and brother, all who attended the services were Mrs. Minnie K. Dean, Austin, Texas, Mrs. Dottie Wood, Houston, Texas, Mrs. Clarice Stubbs, Los Angeles, Cal., and Ruie Kincaid, Parkville, Mo. Mr. Kincaid worked for the Street Car Company in Kansas City and farmed for several years in St. Clair County. He held the elective office as Sheriff of St. Clair County  or two terms, and served as Deputy Sheriff a number of terms. He had been a member of the Masonic Lodges since 1922, and a Royal Arch Mason since April 1929. He was known affectionately to a host of friends and acquaintances as “Jake”. As the end grew near he conveyed to his family the message he was ready to meet his Maker. Other relatives who attended the services from out of town were Mrs. Janeil Hooten Bernard, Houston, Texas, Mrs. Janis Dean Hooten, Austin, Texas, Mrs. Jacqueline Siecke and Mrs. Maggie Quick, Peculiar, and Kenneth Quick, Kansas City. Note: Macedonia Cemetery record lists: Jacob Elmer Kincaid, born 9 August 1891; died 29 June 1965.

KING, Bobby Thomas
Clinton Daily Democrat, 11 March 1998
Bobby Thomas "Hap" King died Wednesday, March 4, 1998, at his home in Belton, at the age of 66 years, five months and 18 days. Mr. King was born September 14, 1931, in Seymour, the son of Lonnie Dan King and Nellie Marie Smiley King. He lived most of his life in the Clinton and Holden areas. He was a veteran of the United States Army. For 25 years, he worked as a firefighter for the Kansas City Fire Department, retiring in 1985. He was a member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses in Pleasant Hill. He is survived by his companion of 28 years, Ruth Cowell, of the home; two sons, Robert Michael King, Kansas City, Kansas, and Stephen D. King, O'Fallon; one daughter Cheryl King of the state of California; four stepsons Stanley Cowell, Lamar, Arkansas, Robert Cowell, Russellville, Arkansas, Mathie Cowell, Clarksville, Arkansas, Vonnon Cowell, Osceola; one stepdaughter Anita Foster, Russellville; three brothers, Lonnie King, Deepwater, Dave King, Raytown, Danny King, Independence; four grandchildren, 11 step-grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral services were held Saturday, March 7, at Consalus Chapel, Clinton. Burial was in Benton Green Cemetery, St. Clair County.

KING, Jo Anne Hammergren
Jo Anne King, 46, Nevada, died March 31, 2001, at Freeman West Hospital in Joplin after a long battle with ovarian cancer. She was born Sept. 9, 1954, in Chicago, IL, the daughter of Roger Allen and Edith E. (Cole) Hammergreen. She was a graduate of El Dorado Springs High School in 1972 and then attended Missouri Southern where she obtained an associates degree. In 1976 she was employed by Pillsbury of Joplin. She then continued her schooling while substitute teaching. She moved to El Dorado Springs in 1990 where she was employed by Cedar County Memorial Hospital. She was then employed by the Nevada State Hospital as a developmental assistant, moving to Nevada, in 1991. She then worked for Key Work Clothes in Nevada.
She was united in marriage to Kevin K. King on Feb. 14, 1992, in Nevada. In 1995, she was employed by O'Sullivans in Lamar. In 1999, she became a substitute teacher for the Nevada R-5 School District, a job she dearly loved. She was a member of the Assembly of God Church in El Dorado Springs, where she taught Sunday School. She was very active in the Bryan and Benton School P.T.O. She enjoyed fishing and gardening.
Survivors include her son, Kevin, of the home; three daughters-Aubrey Housh, and her husband, Jerron-Diamond; and Allison and Kaitlyn King of the home; one grandchild, Colby Tate Housh, the light of her life; four brothers-Kenneth Hammergren and his wife, Barbara-Whittier, CA, Kermit Hammergren and his wife, Kate-Sacramento, CA, Roger Allen Hammergren Jr. and his wife, Linda-Garden City and George Hamergren and his wife, Colleen-Bloomington, NE; and two sisters, Donna Fletcher, and her husband, Jim, and Nancy Post and her husband, Bob-El Dorado Springs; two brothers-in-law, Jay Wyson and his wife, Judy-Modesto, CA, and Bill King and his wife, Julie-Independence; numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; grandparents; George and Bertha "Estep" Cole, and Oscar and Edna Hammergren; five uncles; two aunts and one nephew. Services were at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 4, at First Baptist Church 301 E. Highland, Nevada, with Pastor Dana G. Taylor and Dr. William C. Cox officiating. Interment was in Newton Burial Park. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society in care of the funeral home. Services are under the direction of Evergreen Memorial Chapel, Hwy. 54 East at Hickory, Nevada.

KING, Lasetta Carrier
St. Clair County Republican - Supplement, 31 October 1897
Mrs. Lasetta King, wife of Wm. King of this township, died Monday night of last week of consumption. The remains were buried the following day at the Park graveyard. Rev. Geo. Wyatt preached the funeral sermon at the school house. Deceased was one of the old landmarks of the county and was highly respected by all her acquaintances. She leaves an aged husband and four grown children.

KING, Mary Alene Gardner
St. Clair County Courier, 27 September 1990
Mary Alene King was born October 28, 1919 in rural Osceola to James William and Anna Mabel Schneider Gardner. She passed away September 14, 1990, at Sac-Osage Hospital in Osceola. Mary was a lifelong area resident. On December 30, 1940, Mary was united in marriage to Earl Paul King. She is survived by five sons, Leslie Tucker and John Tucker, both of Clinton, Mo., Dale Tucker, of Osceola, Mo., Ron Tucker, of Marshall, Mo., and bill Tucker, of Brownington, Mo.; two daughters, Mary Bley, of Clinton, Mo. and Martha Stowell, of Osceola, Mo.; four brothers, John William Gardner, of Kansas City, Missouri, Marion Francis Gardner, of Kansas City, Kan., Herman Gardner, of Dodge City, Kan., and James Gardner, of Yellville, Arkansas, 25 grandchildren,17 great-grandchildren, other relatives and many friends. Mary was always one to think of helping others before herself. She was a very giving person. Mary loved pretty flowers. Sometimes one of her grandchildren would pick her a bouquet of weeds and she was always so proud of them. She loved wildflowers best of all. Her wild birds and animals at the farm were really special to her. She enjoyed the deer that came and grazed in the yard and the covey of quail that she fed every year. In the spring, they brought their young through the yard for her to see. She talked to them all and it was like they understood. Mary was very proud of her children and grandchildren. She also worried about all of them too much. Funeral services for Mary Alene King were held Tuesday, September 18, at 2 p.m., at the Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel in Osceola, with Rev. James Fulton officiating. Music was provided by Mr. and Mrs. J.A. Hartley. Casketbearers were Leslie Tucker, Tom Tucker, John Tucker, Dale Tucker, Bill Tucker and James Carr. Interment was in Macedonia Cemetery under the direction of Sheldon-Goodrich Funeral Home of Osceola.

KINNEY, Gordon Lyle
St. Clair County Courier, 16 August 2006
Gordon Lyle Kinney, 72, Collins, died peacefully and with dignity on Thursday, Aug. 10, 2006, surrounded by loved ones. Born in Detroit, he raised his family near Washington, D.C., then retired to Collins to live his dreams, tending trees and wildlife on a small country farm. He was a good man who led a happy and full life. Gordon was preceded in death by his parents and sister and is survived by his wife, three children, four grandchildren and a host of extended family. He will be greatly missed. Services for Gordon were private. Memorial gifts may be made to the Ozark Regional Land Trust.

KIPPLE, Martha Elizabeth Barrington
Clinton Eye, January 1892
Martha E. Kipple, wife of E. Kipple, died January 24. She had a severe attack of grip, after which she took pneumonia. Born in Millersburg, Pa. and has resided in this county ever since 1880. A husband and four children survive. Burial at Stone's Chapel.

KIRBY, Nancy J.
Hill & Son Funeral Home, LLC
Nancy J. Kirby, March 23, 1950 – July 9, 2008;Age: 58 Years, 3 Months, 17 Days. Nancy J. Kirby was born March 23, 1950 in Clinton, Missouri. She was born to Roy Washington and Rita Ann (Bauer) Kirby; one of three children. She passed away at Ellet Memorial Hospital in Appleton City, Missouri at age 58. Ms. Kirby was born in Clinton, Missouri. She grew up in the Deepwater area. She also lived in Clinton, Montrose, and Appleton City throughout her life. Nancy was a wonderful aunt to her many nieces and nephews. She always enjoyed spending time with her family. Ms. Kirby’s happiest times were spent in her flower gardens. Nancy loved flowers and spent a lot of time gardening and caring for her flowers. She spent many happy hours with her cat “Suzy” who always had a special place in her heart. Preceding Ms. Kirby in death were her parents Roy and Rita (Bauer) Kirby. Survivors include: brother Duane “Butch” Kirby and wife Ginger of Clinton, Missouri; sister Kathy and husband Ron Tribble of Montrose, Missouri. She also had many nieces and nephews. Graveside service: Montrose Cemetery Montrose, Missouri Friday July, 11, 2008 10:00 AM. Minister: Father Phillip Egan. Interment: Montrose Cemetery Montrose, Missouri  Memorial: Family Love Fund

KIRTLEY, Waylon Dale
Submitted by the Kirtley familyPDF file
Memoriam - In Celebration of the Life of Cadet 1st Lt. Waylon Dale Dozier Kirtley, 1990 - 2007.
Date of Birth: August 19, 1990. Date of Death: September 2, 2007. Time and Date of Services: 2:00 P.M., Sunday, September 9, 2007, Benton Church, Mound City, Missouri. Officiating: Pastor Rick Pearson. Music: "It Is Well With My Soul". Soloist - Lisa Kelly. Pallbearers: C/2nd Lt. Kenna Eggenberger, C/Lt. Col. David Fuller, C/2nd Lt. Lucas Eggenberger, C/1st Lt. Zac Reznak, C/Sr. Amn. Abe Kennedy. Honor guard are members of Civil Air Patrol. Interment: Benton Cemetery, Mound City, Missouri Waylon Dale Dozier Kirtley was born in Clinton, Missouri on August 19, 1990. Waylon attended several schools, but always lived in Northwest Missouri. He had just started his junior year and was being home schooled. Waylon joined the Cadet Civil Air Patrol at age 12, and was currently a Cadet 1st Lieutenant. He was working on achieving his private pilot's lisence. Waylon passed away as a result of an airplane accident on Sunday, September 2, 2007 at the age of 17. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandmother, Loretta Kirtley, and one cousin, Joshua Nichols.
Survivors include his parents, Chuck and Helen (Dozier) Kirtley, Union Star; girlfriend, Kenna Eggenberger, Harrisonville, Missouri; brother, Wesley Kirtley and his girlfriend Macae, Clinton, Missouri; maternal grandparents, Bill and Eileen Dozier, Lowry City, Missouri; paternal grandparents, Charles and Mary Kirtley, Millerton, Iowa; aunts and uncles, Terry and Rhonda Dozier, Lowry City, Missouri, Tim and Gail Kirtley, Newton, Kansas, Dan and Martha Nichols, Cordova, Alaska, and Mary and Carlos Gonzalez, Galeana, Mexico; and one niece, Madison Kirtley, Clinton, Missouri. Waylon enjoyed hunting, fishing, horseback riding, and spending time with friends and family. He was baptized at an early age in the Platte River at Elrod Mills, and had been attending the First Baptist Church youth group in Savannah. Waylon was a member of the Trailwinds Flying Club and Civil Air Patrol. Waylon had worked on the Benton Church restoration project, and was devoted to the cemetery since several generations of his family are buried there. Memorials may be directed to the Friends of the Benton Church. Care entrusted to Chamberlain Funeral Home, Oregon, Missouri. High Flight:
Oh! I have slipped the surly bonds of earth - And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings; - Sunward I've climbed, - and joined the tumbling mirth - Of sun-split clouds - and done a hundred things - You have not dreamed of - wheeled and soared and swung - High in the sunlit silence. Hov'ring there - I've chased the shouting wind along, and flung - My eager craft through footless halls of air. - Up, up the long delirious, burning blue, - I've topped the windswept heights with easy grace - Where never lark, or even eagle flew - And, while with silent lifting mind I've trod - The high untrespassed sanctit of space, - Put out my hand and touched the face of God. - Pilot Officer Gillespie Magee, No. 412 squadron, RFAF. Killed 11 December 1941

KISNER, Robert F.
Clinton Daily Democrat, 6 September 2005
Robert F. "Bobby" Kisner, 53, Kansas City, died Friday, September 2, 2005, in Independence.
Funeral services will be Wednesday, September 7 at the Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel in Osceola.
Burial will be in Harmony Cemetery, near Appleton City.

May 9, 1924 - October 31, 2005. Eugene G. Klinksick was born in Clinton, Missouri on May 9, 1924 to William H. and Rosa (Raps) Klinksick. He attended grade school in several different places, including the last four years at Zion Lutheran in Prairie City, Missouri. Gene attended three years of high school at Rich Hill before enlisting in the U.S. Navy. Eugene was baptized at Zion Lutheran Church April 25, 1937 and confirmed April 2, 1939. His Bible verse – “Verily, verily, I say to you, ye that heareth my word and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life and shall not come into condemnation but is passed from death unto life.” John 5:24. On May 19, 1946 He married Betty Hammer and to this union two sons and two daughters were born. The Klinksicks lived on the farm and Gene hauled milk for forty-three years, also, water for eighteen years. In 1998 Gene had a heart attack and they retired moving to Appleton City in 2000. While in the U.S. Navy, Gene was on the destroyer U.S.S. Fitch which escorted General McArthur into Tokyo Bay for the signing of the peace treaty at the end of World War II. Survivors include his wife Betty; his two sons, Lonnie Klinksick and wife Carolyn, and Davie Klinksick; his two daughters, Wyma and husband Rick Laning, and Nona and husband Artie Yohe. Also surviving are nine grandchildren and seventeen great-grandchildren; one brother Floyd “Shorty” Klinksick and one sister-in-law Elsie Klinksick; and several nieces, nephews and friends. Preceding Gene in death is his brother Harold Klinksick; three sisters, Florence Anderson, Opal Hanna and Allene Salito; and one daughter-in-law Christine Klinksick. Services: Zion Lutheran Church Prairie City, Missouri Thursday, November 3, 2005 10:00 AM. Minister: Pastor Philip Wolf. Visitation: Hill & Son Funeral Home Appleton City, Missouri Wednesday, November 2, 2005 7:00 – 8:00 PM. Interment: Prairie City Cemetery Prairie City, Missouri. Memorials: Evelyn Brown Laney Hospice or Zion Lutheran Church.

Clinton Daily Democrat, August 1997
Elmer C. "Roxie" Klopfenstine, 72, Osceola, died Thursday, August 7, 1997, at Balanced Care in Hermitage. He was a member of the Vista Methodist Church. He was an Army veteran of World War II. He was a commander of Sac Osage Post 4197 in 1973-1974. He was a member of VFW 9997 in Kansas City from 1950-1962. He is survived by five sons, Allen Klopfenstine and Harold Klopfenstine, both of Independence, Stanley of Cocoa Beach, Florida, Gil of Prairie Home, and Gary of Sugar Creek; one daughter Jimmie Klopfenstine, Independence; one stepdaughter Betty Frost of Lowry City; one brother Ben Klopfenstine of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.; three sisters, Lauretta Dumler of Beaverton, Oregon, Leota Korns of Durango, Colorado, and Hazel Hull of North Kansas City; 18 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. Graveside services will be Sunday, August 10, at the Lowry City Cemetery.

Murray Funeral Home
(June 9, 1947 - September 15, 2008). Harold Lee Klopfenstine, 61, Osceola, died Monday, September 15, 2008 at his home. The son of Elmer Carl and Hazel Niona (Richie) Klopfenstine, he was born June 9, 1947 at Kansas City. An asphalt paver, he was a former resident of Independence moving to Osceola 4 years ago.
Survivors include 3 children, Carl Klopfenstine, Osceola, Ronnie Klopfenstine, North Kansas City, Lynona Klopfenstine, state of Texas; 2 step- daughters, Cheryl Candillo and Christy Candillo, both of Independence; 1 sister, Jimie McGinley, Osceola; 4 brothers, Carl Klopfenstine, Kingston, Stanley Klopfenstine, Coca Beach, FL, Gil Klopfenstine and wife, Linda, Boonville, and Gary Klopfenstine and wife, Debbie, Independence; 7 greandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. No services are planned. Cremation is under the direction of Murray Funeral Home, Humansville.