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LAMB, Roland Oliver
 Clinton Daily Democrat, 9 April 2003
Roland O. Lamb, 87, Collins, a retired farmer, died Tuesday, April 8, 2003, at the Sac-Osage Hospital, Osceola. Funeral services will be Thursday, April 10, at 1 p.m. at Sheldon-Goodrich Funeral Home, Osceola. Burial will be in Robinson Cemetery, Collins.

LAMBETH, Edward Arnold
St. Clair County Courier, 2 November 2007
Edward Arnold Lambeth, 60, of Quincy, passed away Oct. 24, 2007 at his home. He was born Oct. 24, 1947 to Arnold and Betty (Lunsford) Lambeth in Kansas City. On Dec. 28, 1973 he was united in marriage to Shirley Carol McMillin. They were blessed with five children, Shelly, Tami, Nikki, Rodney and Kristy. They lived in Kansas City for two years and then relocated to Quincy where they lived for 31 years. They would have celebrated their 34th wedding anniversary in December. He was gifted with a magnificent artistic ability creating beautiful drawings and paintings that he gave to family members and friends. He also designed and hand crafted pocket and hand knives. He was a Master Engraver at Universal Engraving in Kansas City, Kan., where he was employed for 20 years. He was also employed for a while with his brother-in-law, Ronnie Korsi, as a plumber.
He enjoyed fishing, mushroom hunting, watching football and tending to his cattle. He was preceded in death by his father, Arnold Lambeth and his brother, Larry Lambeth. He is survived by his wife, Shirley Lambeth, of the home; five children, Shelly Rains, Quincy, Tami VanTassell, Bolivar, Nikki Bray, Osceola, Rodney Lambeth, Quincy and Kristy Starlin, Milo; his mother, Betty Blackwell, Osceola; three sisters, Kay Roberts, Janie Watson, Springfield and Carol Korsi, Clinton and 14 grandchildren. Funeral services were Sunday, Oct. 28, at Hathaway-Peterman Funeral Home Chapel, Wheatland, with Reverend Greg Mangum officiating.
Casketbearers were Tim Lambeth, Chuck Lambeth, Steve Lunsford, Terry Lunsford, Gayle Dull and Bobby Lambeth. Honorary casketbearers were Marvin Roberts, Larry Faulkner and Ben Korsi. Interment was in the Mt. Zion Cemetery, Quincy, under the direction of Hathaway-Peterman Funeral Home, Wheatland. Memorial contributions may be sent to the Mt. Zion Cemetery, Rt. 1, Quincy, MO 65735.

LAMPKIN, Oliver Philip
Clinton Daily Democrat, 14 December 2004
Oliver Philip Lampkin, son of Claud Ward and Mary Maud (Oliver) Lampkin, was born December 9, 1909, on the farm where he resided most of his life in the Mt. Hope Community, where his boyhood friends also lived their lives. He died at age 94 on December 3, 2004, at Ellett Memorial Hospital in Appleton City. Philip attended Browning and Enterprise, one-room school houses, graduated from Appleton City High School in 1927 and attended Central College in Fayette for one year. July 27, 1933, he was united in marriage to Laura Tacy Raybourn and to this union two daughters, Phyllis Sue and Linda Jane were born. Philip and Tacy celebrated their 50th anniversary with friends in 1983. They enjoyed each other's company until her death on December 5, 1986. He enjoyed the ball games and 4-H events of his grandchildren, Kim Diehl, Sydney Burch and Mignon Diehl, as they grew up. He has especially enjoyed the redheaded great-grandsons, Dane, Dirk and Cale Diehl and Ian Burch, and a granddaughter, Clair Tacy Burch. Through the years Philip was very civic-minded, serving as president of the Appleton City Alumni Association, the A.C. Businessman's Service Club, Osage Valley Electric Cooperative, A. C. Fair Board and the First Christian Church where he had been a member for 78 years. He was also a member of Optimist International, Appleton City Masonic Lodge #412 AF&AM for 70 years, York Rite and Ararat Shrine Temple where he was honored to serve as a Special Potential Aide. Philip was a stockman raising registered Hereford cattle for many years. He and his brother, Charles, owned and operated Lampkin Brothers Grain Company in Appleton City for 20 years. Even as Philip was well into his 80's he continued to feed cattle until he really retired. Through the years he enjoyed Missouri football by traveling to Columbia on Saturdays during the fall and to several New Year's bowl games to see the Tigers play ball. Philip enjoyed seeing his many friends around town that ranged in age from the young to his age. He told and listened to stories and always enjoyed talking about the Democratic Party, sports and the local news. Philip was preceded in death by his parents, wife and brother. Survivors include his daughters Phyllis and husband Raymond Diehl, Butler, and Linda Lampkin of the home; three grandchildren, Kim Diehl of Butler, Sydney Burch of Lee's Summit, and Mignon Diehl of Ft. Worth, Texas; nieces, Tacy Fancile Watkins of Kansas City, Kansas, Patricia Kerr of Midland, Texas and Claudia Lampkin of Nevada. Funeral services were at First Christian Church, Appleton City, Wednesday, December 8, 10:30 a.m. Rev. Carl Radford and Rev. Tony Reynolds officiated. Pallbearers were Kim Lampkin Diehl, Eddie Harold, Wayne Burch, Don Donnohue, Craig Watkins and Kent Gilmore. Burial was in Appleton City Cemetery.

LANE, James Harvey
Lowry City Missouri – Harvey Lane Dies
Harvey Lane, old time resident on Weaubleau creek, five miles east of Osceola, died in his home there at 6 o'clock, Sunday evening, April 7, 1929, after an illness of several weeks. Death was due to Pneumonia. Mr. Lane was born in Indiana, July 30, 1849, and would have been 80 years of age next July. He later removed to Illinois with his parents, and with them came to Missouri in 1870, his father, James A. Lane buying an 80-acre farm north of Lowry City, which he occupied until his death. L. Homes later purchased 40 acres of the farm, and T.R. North the other forty. J.N. Bond of Lowry City, who came to Missouri in the spring of 1871, helped James Lane on his farm. Mr. Bond was the son-in-law of James Lane, having married the twin sister of Harvey Lane.
Following his marriage to Miss Rachel Penix, Harvey Lane moved to the old Penix homestead on Weaubleau creek, where he spent the remainder of his life with the exception of a short period spent in Osceola and another farm in the neighborhood. He had returned to the old home farm with his son, Clay, March 1. His wife died in July 1927. Four children survive: Mrs. Nellie Pedigo of Mullinville, Ks.; Walter Lane, Long Beach, Calif.; Mrs. Della Rooney of Kansas City, and Clay Lane, with whom the father made his home. Funeral services were held Tuesday morning at 11 o'clock. Burial was in the cemetery at Corbin.

LANE, James Harvey
In Memoriam - James Harvey Lane was born July 31, 1849, in Warren Co., Ind. died at his home in St. Clair Co., Mo. April 7, 1929, aged seventy nine years, eight months and six days. He was united in marriage with Rachel Penix Nov. 26, 1876. To this union, nine children were born, three sons and six daughters. His companion, four daughters and one son preceded him to the great beyond. Those left to mourn their loss are Nellie Pedigo of Mullinville, Ks., Walter Lane of Long Beach, Calif.; Clay Lane of Osceola, Mo. and Della Rooney, of Kansas City. Also one sister, Angeline Lane of Stafford, Kans. thirteen grandchildren and one great grandchild.

LANE, Jessie Lee Anderson
Clinton Daily Democrat, 21 January 2003
Jessie L. Lane, 86, Osceola, a homemaker, died Sunday, January 19, 2003, at her home. Funeral services will be Thursday, January 23, at 10 a.m. at Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel. Burial will be in King's Prairie Cemetery.

LANE, Lillie M.
GONE TO MEET THE ANGELS. DIED -- On Weaubleau, 5 miles east of Osceola, of heart trouble, Miss Lillie, oldest daughter of Harvey and Rachel Lane. Born January 8, 1878, died May 20, 1893, aged 15 years, 2 months and 12 days. She was sick only a few days. Her death was sudden and unexpected and has cast a gloom over the entire community. The last few hours of her life she suffered greatly and at 9 o'clock p.m. she passed peacefully away in spite of all that loving hands and physicians could do. The deceased was not a member of any church, but we know from her sweet disposition and her beautiful character and mild and gentle ways that she is at rest. Lillie's home life was lovely as a daughter; devoted and dutiful as a sister, confiding and kind, and as a friend thoughtful and loving. None knew her but to love her. She will be greatly missed in the community in which she lived; in the Sunday School which she loved to attend so well, and there will be in the school room a vacancy which never can be filled. Just two weeks before she died she helped us sing that pathetic hymn, 'God Be With You 'Till We Meet Again.' Little did we think that in two weeks she would be cold in death. As we looked on that lovely face for the last time we thought how true, 'Death loves a shining mark.' Just as she was entering upon the threshold of womanhood she was called away to that world beyond the skies. We cannot call her back, but we can go to her. We mourn, but not without hope, for we feel that our loss is her eternal gain. May God's richest blessings rest upon the broken hearted parents, her aged grandparents, her brothers and sisters, and her many friends. May it be the means of bringing them closer to God. The long procession which followed her remains to their last resting pace was evidence that she was loved by all. After appropriate services they laid her to rest in the little cemetery to await the resurrection morn. - The angel of death has borne thee away - To the dark and silent tomb, - But thy spirit dwells in endless day, - In its bright and beautiful home, - Where afflictions sore on that beautiful shore - Will torture thy mind and thy body no more. - We only weep that we know you are gone - From our midst to see us no more - Till we join thee in that beautiful song, - On the bright and beautiful shore, - Till we meet thee in heaven our voices to raise, - And mingle with yours in singing his praise. L.M.C.

LANE, Mary E. Jordan
DIED -- At the home of her daughter in this city on August 27, 1895, Mrs. Mary Lane. She was born May 8, 1816 and was married to James A. Lane, July 16, 1833 in Jackson County, Ohio, to which union there were born nine children who mourn her. In 1870, her husband concluded to move to Missouri and settled in St. Clair Co. on a farm near Lowry City, where they continually lived until 24 of Nov. 1883, when here Husband was called to the home on high, leaving her with 6 children to mourn his departure. She shortly afterward removed to Lowry to make her home until God and his infinite wisdom see fit to call her home. When many years of age, she united in the Christian Church and remained a faithful and consistant member until her death. Her remains were laid tenderly to rest in the Breon Cemetery. The last Service was performed by Rev. Newton. In all of her great affliction, she ever looked to God for strength and mercy and death found her ready to obey its call. The family has our sympathy in this, their dark hour of trial.

LANE, Miles
Henry County Democrat, 18 August 1910
"The Grim Reaper" - Miles Lane, for many years a prominent farmer near Deepwater, died Friday at his home in that town, aged 74 years. Two weeks ago, while picking peaches, he was overcome by heat. Hiccups set in and continued for nine days until his death. Deceased is survived by his widow and by two daughters, Mrs. James Moyer, Jr., of near Deepwater, and Mrs. Isaac Baker of Clinton. The funeral occurred on Saturday.

LANE, Rachel Matilda Penix 
In Memory of Mrs. Rachel Lane - Rachel Penix was born September 2, 1855, in Wilkes County, North Carolina, and passed away at her home in St. Clair Co., Missouri, July 21, 1927. She was united in marriage with James Harvey Lane, November 16, 1876. To this union, nine children were born, six daughters and three sons, four daughters and one son having preceded her to the great beyond. The surviving children are: Nellie Pedigo of Mullinville, Kans.; Walter Lane of Long Beach, California; Clay Lane of Osceola, Mo.; Della Rooney of Kansas City, Missouri. Mrs. Lane professed faith in Christ at an early age. She united with the Christian Church and was baptized into the fellowship of that church. She remained a faithful follower of her Master, ready at all times to do His bidding. She had been a sufferer for years and for three weeks had been confined to her bed, but she bore it all with great patience, and would tell her friends she was just waiting for her Lord to call her, for she was ready to go. Her only regret was leaving her companion. Besides the bereaved husband and children who attended her so faithfully during her last illness, striving to alleviate her suffering and to comfort her as best they could, she also leaves to mourn their loss thirteen grandchildren, one great grandchild, two brothers and a host of other relatives and friends. Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints. - All thy toils and cares are over; - Weary pilgrim take thy rest; - God in mercy hath recalled thee - To thy place among the blest. - The remains were laid to rest beside her children in the Corbin Cemetery. Sympathy is extended the bereaved ones.

LANE, Rachel Matilda Penix  
CARD OF THANKS: We wish to express our sincere thanks to our friends and neighbors for the kind assistance during the illness and death of our dear wife and mother, also for the floral offerings -- Harvey Lane, Walter Lane, Clay Lane, Nellie Pedigo, Della Rooney.

LANE, William Bert
St. Clair Republican, 13 December 1923
William B. Lane, born in 1893, died December 5, 1923, aged 30 years. He was a son of Harve and Rachel Lane. He leaves father, mother, two brothers and three sisters to mourn their loss, but it is his eternal gain. Three sisters preceded him to the spirit world. William was a splendid young man, always attending strictly to his own business. He was Just Willie every day of his life. He suffered much near the close of his life, having been operated on for appendicitis. This, with tuberculosis ended his life. He suffered much just at the last. Funeral services were conducted by Eld. T.J. Simmons at William's request sometime before he was called away. - Willie saw a hand you could not see - Which beckoned him away - He heard a voice you could not hear - It did not let him stay.

LANE, William Bert
Card of thanks: We wish to thank each and everyone who assisted us in caring for our son and brother through sickness, death and burial. -- Harve Lane and Family

LANGLEY, Bessie Etta Shook
Osceola Library Files
Obituary of Bessie Langley - Funeral services were held Friday, June 24, 1966 at the Goodrich chapel for Bessie Etta Langley, who died the morning of June 21. Officiating at the service was Rev. Gene Petty, and burial was made in the Osceola cemetery. Pallbearers were Arnold Shine, Donnie Drake, Bill Drake, David Drake, Lonnie Wilson and Danny Howerton. Mrs. Langley, who was born December 12, 1909, at Hominy, Oklahoma, had been a resident around Osceola for the past 37 years. She joined the Assembly of God church in 1951.
She was married to John E. Langley at Pineville, Mo., July 29, 1929. Seven children were born to the couple. Preceding her in death were three sons, Cecil, Raymond and Kenneth. Survivors are her husband John E. Langley of the home, three sons and one daughter. They are Arthur Leroy Langley of Osceola, Mo., Floyd Allen Langley of Carne, Missouri, and Clarence Eugene Langley of the home, the daughter, Louise Louise Goins, of Osceola, Missouri. She is also survived by her mother, Mrs. Della May Shook, Kansas City, Missouri, her mother-in-laws, Mrs. Nora Langley, Pawnee, Oklahoma, two daughters-in-law, one son-in-law, six grandchildren, five brothers and three sisters. -- Note: St. Clair Co., MO Cemetery records list the following: Pleasant Springs / Oyer Cemetery – Bessie E. Langley, 1909 – 1966.

LANGLEY, Georgia Ellen
Clinton Daily Democrat, 3 January 2000
Georgia "G.G." Ellen Langley, 70, Appleton City, died Saturday, January 1, 2000, at Research Medical Center, Kansas City. She is survived by several nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Friday at Hill & Son Funeral Home, Appleton City. There will not be a formal visitation. Friends may call at the funeral home.

LANGLEY, John Everet
Osceola Library Files
John Langley Dies March 13 (1970) - Funeral services were held Monday, March 16, at 1 p.m. at Goodrich Chapel for John Everet Langley, who died March 13. Rev. Robert Sandfort officiated at the services and music was provided by Rev. and Mrs. Sandfort. Burial was made in Pleasant Springs Cemetery. Pallbearers were Bill Drake, Ted Sink, Marion De La Porte, Dennis Witt, Danny Witt and Johnnie Self. Mr. Langley, son of William Richard and Lenorah Langley, was born Aug. 27, 1904, at Hominy, Okla. He was married to Bessie Etta Shook in June of 1928. Seven children were born to the couple. He was born and reared in Oklahoma, and later moved to Missouri living in the Black Jack area where he was a farmer. He attended the Assembly of God church at Black Jack. His wife died in June of 1966. Three sons and a sister, Lilly Thole, preceded him in death.
Survivors are three sons, Arthur LeRoy Langley, Osceola, Floyd Allen Langley, Crane, and Clarence Eugene of Weaubleau; one daughter, Mrs. Loise Lueise Goins, Plumerville, Ark.; eight grandchildren; two brothers, Lester of Edmund, Okla., and Ed of Pawnee; and sisters, Della Whitaker, Lynn Sneed, Dora Groute, all of Pawnee.
-- Note: Pleasant Springs / Oyer Cemetery record lists: John E. Langley, born 1904; died 1970.

LANGSTON, Ollie Dale Hager
Mrs. Langston, 63, Buried Jan. 30. - Funeral services were held at the Goodrich Chapel Wednesday, Jan. 30, for Mrs. Ollie Hager Langston, wife of Edward Langston, who died at a Clinton hospital Saturday, Jan. 26. after an illness of several months. Bro. Wilmer Harper officiated at the services, and burial was made in Robinson cemetery at Weaubleau. Mrs. Langston was born in Henry county June 17, 1899, and attended Crew school. Her marriage to Edward Langston occurred Feb. 1, 1917, at Clinton. She had resided most of her married life in and ab out Osceola. At an early age she united with the Baptist church. Her father and mother preceded her in death. Survivors are her husband; one daughter, Violet Dale, wife of Robert S. Davis of Independence; three sisters, Ruby Hall of Waco, Texas, Lissie Hicks of Calhoun and Blanche Langston of Collins; two brothers, John and Robert Hager of Morris, Okla., and many nieces and nephews.

LARISON, Cornelius
Appleton City Journal, 8 August 1918
Cornelius Larison died at his home in the east part of Appleton City, Saturday, August 3, 1918. The deceased has been a citizen of Appleton City for several years and is well and favorably known. The deceased was born in Tennessee, in 1840. Many years ago he professed his faith in Christ and united with the Baptist church and his life has been a very consistent with his profession. His remains were taken to Windsor, MO., on train No. 10 last Sunday and from there to New Church, about 14 miles northwest of Windsor where his funeral sermon was preached by H.E. Carpenter, minister of Appleton City Christian church in the presence of a large and sympathetic audience of old time friends, after which the remains were laid to rest in the Pleasant Grove cemetery at that place. While Mr. Larison was a single man, he had been a father to his niece, Miss Fannie Larison, ever since the death of her father, who died six years ago, and she mourns his loss with similar grief and affection as would a daughter. The family records having been destroyed by fire some years ago it is impossible to give his exact age but it is thought that he was about seventy-eight years of age. He leaves as immediate relatives two brothers, Jas. of Windsor and Harvey of Kansas City, Mo., and one sister, Mrs. Will Moseley, of near Windsor, and his niece, Miss Fannie Larison, of Appleton City.

LARKIN, Percilla Kemp
Appleton City Journal - Supplement, Thursday, June 14, 1894
Died. - At the residence of her son, Merritt Larkin, three miles north of Taberville, June 6, 1894, Mrs. Percilla Larkin, at the advanced age of 81 years. Mrs. Larkin was a native of New York, but removed to the state of Michigan in an early day, where she reared her children, seven in number, to man and womanhood. Two young children, a son and daughter, she buried in that State. In 1866, she, with her husband, one son and three daughters, came to Missouri and settled on the farm where she died, and where she had lived for twenty-eight years. Two children, her eldest son, Merritt, and daughter, Mrs. H.F. Hand, were present at her death and funeral. She also left behind two sons and two daughters in Michigan, and one daughter, Mrs. A.G. Dunbar, in Denver, Colo. Mrs. Larkin had joined the Church of Christ early in life, and lived a quiet and consistent life and died loved and respected by all who knew her. Her life was filled with good deeds and kindly actions, and many were the sad hearts that crowded round her on her burial day. Her children and grandchildren, ever dearer to her than all else on earth, have sustained that ever irreparable loss, one of the best and kindest of mothers. Oh! How all hearts went out to them, when they bent to take that last look. The writer, who has been a personal friend to the family since early life, offers this as an humble tribute of sorrow for the dead, and sympathy for the living. Mrs. Larkin was laid to rest in the Taberville Cemetery by the side of her lamented husband, Enos Larkin, who had preceded her about twenty years. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Murphy, of Rockville, of the M.E. Church. M.S.L.

LARUE, Robert Gerald
Clinton Daily Democrat, 23 March 1998
Robert Gerald LaRue, 74, Kaneohe, Hawaii, died March 21, 1998. Burial was in Hawaii. He was the oldest son of Perry L. and Rena Page LaRue. He was born May 17, 1923. He was raised in Lowry City and graduated from high school there in 1941. He retired from the U.S. Air Force. He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, David Wayne in 1991 and Charles Page in 1992. He is survived by his wife, Mildred; two daughters, Patricia (Mrs. Renato) Guasconia and Michelle (Mrs. Robert) Corboy; one granddaughter and one grandson; two sisters, Frances (Mrs. Ray) Robbins of Blue Springs and Geraldine of Lowry City.

LASATER, Jasper Newton
The Pittsburg Daily Headlight, 20 December 1913. Submitted by Cheryl Bell.
J.N. Lasater, Clerk of District Court, Dies - A Long Illness Had A Fatal Termination at 10:45 Last Night
Vacancy In Office Caused Adjournment of Court Today - Judge Curran Will Name Successor Monday. Jasper Newton Lasater, clerk of the district court of Crawford County and a resident of Pittsburg for the past eight years, died at 10:45 o'clock last night at his home, 211 East Washington, after an illness lasting about three months. His death was due to catarrh of the throat and eczema, the physician said. He is survived by his widow and one child, a boy about four years of age, his mother, Mrs. S. M. Lasater of St. Clair County, Mo., and five brothers, Will, George, and Burton Lasater of Piney Wood, Mont., Wesley and Ralph of St. Clair Co., Mo., and a sister, Mrs. Stella Bishop, also of St. Clair County. The mother and brother, Wesley, were at his bedside at the time of his death. The other relatives will not be present at the funeral which will be held at 2 o'clock tomorrow afternoon at the Christian church, conducted by Sam I. Smith. J.I. Sheppard of Fort Scott will officiate at the cemetery. Mr. Lasater was born in St. Clair County, MO., August 1, 1880, and at the time of his death he was 33 years of age. His father died about seventeen years ago. In 1900, he was married to Miss Laura Thompson, who resided in the same neighborhood, and about ten years ago he moved with his wife to Chicopee where he was employed by the Central Coal & Coke Co., as mine formean. Later he came to Pittsburg and for four years was a rural mail carrier on Route 8 out of this city. He was elected clerk of the district court in the fall of 1912. For the past three months he was unable to attend to the duties of the office and the work was done by his deputy Louis Zickgraf, and other assistants. Mr. Lasater was a member of the Woodmen of the World and the Woodmen Circle of this city. The death of the district clerk, during a session of the court makes it imperative that the office be filled immediately, as the court is incomplete without all its officers. The law provides that the district judge shall fill the vacancy by appointment, subject to the confirmation of the county commissioners. Judge Curran convened court this morning and immediately adjourned. He announced that no cases would be tried today for two reasons: First, out of respect to the death of an officer of the court, and second, because of the question whether judgements could be legally entered, if rendered. The county commissioners will be in session Monday morning at Girard and Judge Curran will announce the appointment of the successor at this meeting. Unless complications arise, such as failure of the commissioners to confirm or delay as to the matter of giving bond, it is expected that the new clerk will qualify in time for court to resume work sometime Monday forenoon.

LASATER, Jonathan Miles
Jonathan M. Lasater - Funeral services for Jonathan M. Lasater were held Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Waggenor and Campbell chapel by Rev. Paul Jones of Calvary Tabernacle. During the service Miss Gwen Ellinson and Miss Evangel Pederson sang two hymn selections, accompanied at the organ by Mrs. J.M. Carlson. Friends acting as pallbearers were L.A. Storm, J.F. Pearson, Robert Scharn, R.S. Snyder, Jas. McNeil, and N.B. Adamson. Interment was made in the Conrad Memorial cemetery.

LASATER, Jonathan Miles
Obituary - Jonathan M. Lasater was born Sept. 20, 1856, in Crawford County, Ark. He was married May 16, 1880, to Miss Louisea Stark who passed away in March 1885. Two children were born to the union. Mr. Lasater was again married Sept. 4, 1887, to Miss Lucinda Ann Bennett. They came to the Flathead 20 years ago to make their home and Mr. Lasater passed away at his home northeast of Kalispell April 29, 1945, at the age of 88 years. He was a member of the Calvary Tabernacle. Mr. Lasater is now survived by his widow, Mrs. Lucinda Ann Lasater, at home, and his children, Miles Lasater of Ozone, Ark., Mrs. Maggie Thompson of Ft. Scott, Kan., Mrs. William Leader of Priest River, Id., and Neil J. Lasater of Milwaukee, Oregon, Rev. W. C. Lasater of Simie, Colo., Jesse R. Lasater of New Gulf, Texas, Jasper E. Lasater of Spokane, Wash., and Mrs. H.D. Stahl, of Richland, Mont., and other relatives.

LASH, Milton Charles
 Urich-Montrose Herald Tidings, 13 October 1961
Last rites for Milton Charles Lash, 69, who died Oct. 7 at Coal, were conducted by the Rev. R. I. Skaggs at 2:00 p.m., Oct. 9, at Sickman and Dunning Funeral Home. Pallbearers were Curt Davidson, Arthur Immele, Ed and Wilfred Dugan, Glenn Knaus and Jack Colson. Interment was in Westfield Cemetery near Ohio Post Office. Mr. Lash was born Jan. 2, 1892, at Gresham, Neb., the son of Charles and Lucy Campbell Lash. He lived the greater part of his life in the Montrose and Teays Chapel communities. A number of years ago he retired from farming and had made his home mainly in Clinton until two weeks before his death when he went to the home of Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Harbour at Coal. He had never married. In early days he united with the Teays Chapel Methodist Church. He leaves three brothers, Joe and Harry, Council Bluffs, Ia., Robert, Jamesport, Mo.; a sister, Mrs. Mildred Boyles, Lathrop, a number of other relatives and many friends.

LASLEY, Beulah Mae Owen
Osceola Library files
Beulah Mae Lasley, who was born April 17, 1911, in Roswell, New Mexico, the daughter of Robert and Minnie Hall Owen, died December 31, 1975, at the age of 64 years. She was a member of the Dederick Christian Church and a nurse at the Cedar County Memorial Hospital since its beginning. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Gerry Gipson and Mrs. Lura Eslinger, both of El Dorado Springs, and two sisters, Mrs. Laura Burton of Plainview, Tex., and Mrs. Sueretta Brown of Norco, Calif. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., Saturday in the Isbell-Carothers chapel with Rev. Allen Brintnall officiating. Pallbearers were Sanford Richards, John Baugher, Tom Williams, Don Williams, Danny Compton, Mike Witesell. Burial was in El Dorado Springs cemetery.

LAWLER, Arline Vivian Murray
Clinton Daily Democrat, 17 April 2003
Arline Lawler, 85, Liberty, a retired teacher, died Wednesday, April 16, 2003, at White Oak Nursing Home, Liberty. Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Friday, April 18, at Osceola Cemetery.

LAWLER, Denver Earl
Clinton Daily Democrat, 21 August 2001
Denver Earl Lawler, 80, Clinton, died Saturday, August 18, 2001. Born on December 18, 1920, in Coal, he was the youngest of three children born to Daniel Evan and Sarah Opal (McQueen) Lawler. He graduated from Osceola High School in 1939. A veteran of the United States Army, he served during World War II in the European Theatre. He married Lillie Josephine Loftin on May 31, 1946. A car accident on December 8, 1951, killed his wife and daughter, Jennifer Diane. On January 9, 1953, he married Nadine Hopkins. He retired from the Missouri State Highway Department where he worked in civil engineering. He was a Mason. He was a member of Pentecostal Church of God in Clinton. He was preceded in death by his wife and daughter, Jo and Diane Lawler; his parents, Evan and Opal Lawler; a brother, Dale Lawler; a daughter, Sharon Lawler Roberts, and his wife, Nadine Lawler. He is survived by his sister, LaVerne Sink of Osceola; two sisters-in-law, Arlene Lawler of Liberty and Imo Gene Roberts of Harrisonville, several nieces, nephews and a host of friends. Services were held Tuesday, August 21, at 7 p.m. at the Sheldon-Goodrich Funeral Home, Osceola.

Clinton Eye, 1936
John T. Lawler Dead - Clinton relatives and friends have received word of the death of John T. Lawler, March 1, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Josie Goit, in Wheatland, Wyo. He had been in declining health for some time, but was bedfast only the last week of his life. Mr. Lawler was born in St. Clair County, Missouri, April 16, 1848, and came to Henry county when he was 20 years old. His father was Rev. W. D. Lawler, a Baptist minister in Henry County for many years. Mr. Lawler was united in marriage to Miss Annie Anderson, October 6, 1867, by Rev. Dolbey, a Baptist preacher at Calhoun. The witnesses were Dan Minter, who now lives at Nevada, Mo., and is known to many Henry countians and E. D. Anderson. Mr. and Mrs. Lawler were given six children, as follows: Mrs. Chas. East, who lived east of Clinton before her death in 1930; Ira Lawler, near Clinton; Mrs. Julia Weakly and J. W. Lawler, Amsterdam, Mo.; Mrs. Josie Goit and Mrs. Grover Epperly, Wheatland, Wyo. There are also 16 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren surviving. Mr. Lawler was reared in the Baptist faith, and while yet in his teens accepted Christ as his Savior and united with the Baptist church. During the many years he lived in Henry County he was a faithful and outstanding worker in the Tebo and Good Hope Baptist churches. He was earnest and devout in his belief and lived a consistent Christian life, and excelled as a neighbor. He was a member of the Baptist Church at Wheatland at his death. The major portion of Mr. Lawler's life was spent in Henry County as he farmed east of Clinton in the Coal neighborhood many years. He left the county in the spring of 1917 and went to Wyoming, but he had made frequent trips back to his old home, spending about half of his time here. His wife died April 26, 1933, and he divided his time with his two daughters, Mrs. Epperly and Mrs. Goit, as long as he was in Wheatland. He was buried in Wheatland beside his wife.

LAWLER, Mattie Douglas Meredith 
Clinton Eye, November 1939
Mrs. Mattie Lawler Dies - Mrs. Mattie D. Lawler, a loved and respected resident of Henry County since the turn of the century, died at her home two miles northeast of Coal at 9:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 12, 1939. She had been ill since October, with a bowel trouble that hastened the end. Mattie Douglas Meredith was born Oct. 2, 1867, in Pettis County. She lived for a time in St.. Clair County, where she met and married her husband, B. Frank Lawler, and together they came to Henry County in 1910, to the Coal neighborhood, having lived on the same farm 29 years. Mr. Lawler died in 1932. A Baptist since childhood, this good woman was a credit to her kind and her life praised her Maker in thought and deed. All that can be said of her in tribute has its foundation in truth. The devotion of her daughter was one of the most beautiful relations of her life, and the care Miss Opal gave her mother, never leaving her bedside, soothed with gentleness and love, her last days on earth. Surviving Mrs. Lawler are her daughter, Miss Opal, above mentioned of the home; three sons, Evan of Vista, Claude of Atlantic, Iowa, and Auburn, of near Bethlehem, and one brother, Dee Meredith, in Erie, Kans. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Hugh Sperry at Good Hope Tuesday at 2:30 p.m., burial was in Englewood. Consalus & Peck in charge. Pallbearers were Carr Leake, Ed Snow, Hobert and Joe McQueen, Miles Zumwalt, Hayden Wallace. Present for the services from out of town were: Mr. and Mrs. Ben Proctor and Mrs. Lillie Miller of Erie, Kans.; Mrs. Leonard Harris and son, Arlie Meredith, of Osceola; Mr. and Mrs. Lee Meredith of Appleton City.

LAWLER, Nadene Lucille Hopkins
 Clinton Daily Democrat, 8 November 1999
Nadene L. Lawler, 72, Clinton, died Sunday, November 7, 1999, at Golden Valley Hospital, Clinton. She was a retired nurse. Funeral services will be Wednesday, 10 a.m., at Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel in Osceola, with burial in Osceola Cemetery.

LAWLER, Benjamin Franklin (Rev.)
Clinton Eye, October 1925
Rev. B. F. Lawler, born 31 January 1834; died 23 October 1925. Buried Osceola Cemetery, Osceola, St. Clair County, Missouri. Rev. Frank Lawler was found dead in his bed at the Vannice Hotel, of Osceola, where he made his home, Friday morning of last week. He had been in his apparent good health and had made no complaint. However he must have realized the approach of the last journey for about two months before he had selected his coffin and made complete arrangement for the funeral, and left his earthly affairs in careful order. Nobody was ever more ready for the heavenly call than he. He would have been 92 years old had he lived until this coming January 31st. At the age of 20 he entered the Baptist ministry and since that time for nearly 72 years has proclaimed the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ, weeping with those who wept, rejoicing with those who rejoiced and admonishing all of the penalties of sin. There has never been a sweeter or more wonderful life of ministry than his. There may have been more noted preachers, but never a greater minister. His prayer life had so filled his heart with the divine spark, and he loved suffering and sinning humanity so much that the results of his labors are endless. Other business and professions can be estimated in dollars but that of a true minister of the Lord Jesus Christ is invaluable through all time to come. He leaves a priceless heritage not only to his children, to to everyone who knew him. By his rare loveliness of character and his Christ like spirit he made life more worth while for everyone with whom he came in contact. He preached not for money, but for the love of god. He fearlessly faced any storm to minister to those who needed his kindly counsel. He preached God's great truths from the pulpits through all these years, his last pastorate being with the Osceola church, resigning only because it required a young man to keep up the pastoral work. He was not only a preacher, but a singer and poet. He had a voice of wondrous charm, which he used on all occasions for the glory of God. His poetry and songs were the same. Never was a religious gathering complete which he attended until they heard a solo from "Uncle" Frank. St. Clair and Henry counties have been wondrously blessed by having him with us. He was twice married, both wives having gone to heaven. All of his children were here for the funeral. They were: Frank and William Lawler, Long Beach, Calif.; Mrs. Fannie Jones and daughter, Mrs. Lewis, of Nebraska; Mrs. Lulu Reddick, Toronto, Canada. The funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at the Baptist church in Osceola, which would not hold the vast crowd of friends and relatives, who came from far and near. Rev. Bayne, was assisted by three visiting Baptist ministers. The music was beautiful and some of his songs were sung and his poems were read. There was a wealth of flowers in tribute to the departed. He was a Master Mason and a Masonic brother from Kansas City, was present, who conducted the graveside service, as it was thought Rev. Lawler was the oldest Mason in Missouri. The coffin was opened at the grave and the school children, whom he so loved and their teachers went to the cemetery, where they took the last look at the kindly face, which they loved. Those who attended the funeral from Henry county were: Dr. and Mrs. W. T. Jennings, Arthur Highnote and wife, Floyd Sperry and wife, Mrs. Julia Barber, Merle Barber, John lawler, Wheatland, Wyo.; Ira Lawler and wife, Misses Mutie Bennett, Iva and Georgia Kitchen, Mrs. Evan Lawler, Judge Calvird, Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Lawler, Bob Lawler, Mr. Griffin, Walter and William Lawler and wives, and others, whose names the Eye did not learn.

LAWLER, William Barker (Rev.)
Clinton, Missouri newspaper, 21 November 1908
Uncle Billy Lawler is dead. The sweet chariot swung low and took him to his to his heavenly home Monday, November 16, 1908; aged 88 years. During the Civil Was, Rev. Lawler went to the homes and sang and prayed with them but such was the spirit of the times, that he was put in prison for doing so, but being released, he continued in the good work. His wife who was blind 20 years, died June 2, 1902. Ten children. The six surviving sons live in the Leesville neighborhood are Evan, John, William, James, Logan, and Robert. There are 31 living grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Rev. B. F. Lawler, pastor of the Baptist Church of Osceola, is a brother of Uncle Billy and Mrs. Elizabeth Boyd also of that place, is a sister, as is Mrs. Sarah Higgins, who lives near Collins. We love to think of Uncle Billy as being welcomed by bright winged angels and surrounded by his friends that have gone before, as he is ushered into the presence of the Lord of Hosts. He was born in North Carolina November 4, 1821. When 6 years old, he went with his parents to East Tennessee, where he was reared and acquired his education, mostly by self application. He was married in Polk County, Tennessee to Miss Amelia Molder. In 1964 they came to St. Clair County and, in 1965, to Henry County, where he bought the farm he lived on at the time of his death. He joined the Missionary Baptist Church in November of 1843 and became a minister in 1862. Since that tine he has acted as pastor of various churches in Tebo Township, obeying literally the command of the Master, who said "Feed My Sheep." There is scarcely an attendant at the Baptist Church In Clinton, but who has been at a meeting when Uncle Billy was present and when they went away, they felt they has been nourished spiritually. Funeral at Good Hope, the church was draped in black and the coffin covered with beautiful floral offerings. - January 2, 1909 - Uncle Billy Lawler - Comments by A. C. Avery: Uncle Billy was the great millionary spirit of Tebo association. He would ride horseback through all the surrounding county, holding protracted meetings and organizing new churches and Sunday Schools. His rule was always to be on time at his appointments and never to disappoint a congregation. He was of a nervous temperament, very sympathetic and emotional and sometimes would cry and even shout aloud. At one of our associations, a visiting brother thought he was too ready to weep and said crying was not preaching the Gospel and another replied: "He that goeth forth and weepeth bearing delicious seed shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with him." About the close of the war, before there ever was a church house in Clinton, Dr. P. S. Jennings, of blessed memory, lighted up the brick courthouse with candles and lamps and sent out notice and had proclamation made from the window (as was the custom then) that Brother Lawler would preach. It has been a long time since there had been preaching in Clinton, and a goodly number assembled. His text was from Numbers 32-23 "Be sure your sins will find you out." The sermon was a notable one and delivered with such pathos and power that deep conviction and a profound impression was made on the congregation. He was a sweet singer of The Gospel, of strong child-like faith, and above all, mightily prevailing in prayer. Brother R. Jenkins, coming a stranger from Kentucky, hearing him pray in a protracted meeting for the first time, said. " Surely this man has been with the lord and learned from him." About 35 years ago with this writer, he attended the Southern Baptist Convention in St. Louis and it was a Feast of fat things to his soul. He regarded it as the great trip of his life and never forgot it or tired of rehearsing its incidents. And now he longed to see Jesus! And now Brother Lawler sees his Savior, Jesus, as he is, and is like him forever more.

LAWLER, Tracy Evelyn Orton 
Clinton Daily Democrat, 28 August 2001
Tracy Evelyn (Orton) Lawler was born December 23, 1913, in Coal (southeast of Clinton) and died August 15, 2001, at the age of 87, in St. Luke's Hospital in Kansas City. Tracy was the fifth of seven children born to Arthur Warren Orton and Samantha (Lowderman) Orton. She was a nurse at Clinton General Hospital until marrying Arthur J. Lawler on July 31, 1948. They made their home in Clinton and then in Lowry City for 18 years before returning to Clinton in 1982, where they lived until death. To their union two sons were born, Larry Logan and Robert Louis Lawler. Tracy was saved in a revival meeting at Clinton's New Hope Missionary Baptist Church in May 1955. Later she and Arthur were members of Pleasant Springs Missionary Baptist Church in St. Clair County until their deaths. Tracy was preceded in death by her parents; her two brothers, Louis and Walter Orton; her sisters, Nellie Denny, Della Decker and Effie Gray, and in 1991, her husband, Arthur. Survivors include two sons and their wives, Larry and Sharon Lawler of rural Columbia and Robert and Faith Lawler of Independence; one grandson, Matthew Evan Lawler of Olathe, Kansas; a step-grandson, Stephen wade Terry and step-granddaughter, Sarahanne Terry, both of Independence; one sister and husband, Dorothy and Owen Parks of rural Clinton, and sister-in-law, Ettie Orton of Eaton, Colorado; many nieces and nephews; cousins and numerous other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held August 18 at Consalus Chapel, Clinton, with Elder Norman Highley officiating. Pallbearers were Kenny Parks, Mike Parks, Tim Stone, Jeff Stone, Gary Lawler, Willie Lawler, Ray Lawler and Wayne Lawler. Serving as honorary bearers were Calvin Lawler and Dale Lawler. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery.

LAWLER, Walter R.
 Clinton Eye, 1936
Walter Lawler died at 10:30 a.m. Monday with the most severe type of pneumonia, with which he had suffered about a week before death released him from his sufferings at his home east of Clinton. Everything that could be procured was used to keep the life flame burning, including a special trained nurse from Kansas City, two physicians and an oxygen tent. Mr. Lawler had been in a generally run down condition for some months, and his strength was not sufficient for him to recover when the pneumonia set in. Mr. Lawler, son of James W. and Louisa Kathryn Lawler, was born January 25, 1882, and spent his entire life in this county, with the exception of a few years he lived with his parents in St. Clair County near Lowry City. He was a grandson of Rev. Wm. B. Lawler, pioneer Baptist preacher of Henry County, and from this grandfather was handed down the old heritage of Baptist faith. Mr. Lawler was saved and united with the Good Hope Baptist Church in 1908, and was one of the strongest pillars of this church the remainder of his life. He supported the church not only with his ability and talent but also liberally of his means, and lived his life in such a way that it was an example for all his family and friends to follow. Every church service found Mr. Lawler in attendance if he was at all able, and always sought to follow his Master's teachings and to build His kingdom. In every way, Mr. Lawler was an exemplary man, in business, in home, and in religious affairs. Farming was his occupation and he was successful in this business, providing well for his family. His farm was a well-improved place which he had built up from a small beginning, and all his success was honestly achieved. He was a prominent mule and cattle man, both raising and trading in this stock. Miss Nellie Irene Smith and Walter Lawler were united in marriage June 9, 1909, and their married life had been spent in the eastern part of the county in the Coal community. They were given two daughters, Mildred Irene and Mary Kathryn, both of the home. Besides these daughters who are left to comfort their bereaved mother, one brother, William B. Lawler of Drexel survives Mr. Lawler. A sister and his parents preceded him in death. The funeral was conducted Wednesday at 2 p.m. by Rev. Hugh Sperry of Clinton at the good Hope Baptist church. Rev. Dale Huft, a former pastor of the church who is now in southern Missouri, assisted Rev. Sperry. Burial was in Englewood under the direction of the Wilkinson Funeral Service.

LAWRENCE, Mary Ann Snyder
Independence Examiner, submitted by Dee Mathews
Independence, MO — Mary Anne Lawrence, 76, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on January 27th, 2011. She was surrounded by her children and grandchildren when she said her final ‘Good bye’ and peacefully left this life and entered into eternity. Mary Anne was born to Estin and Edna Snyder on May 17th, 1934 in Lowry City, Missouri. As a young child she lived in Osceola, Missouri until her family moved to Kansas City in 1940’s. She graduated Northeast High School in 1952. She was a member of Centropolis Baptist Church where she met and married William David Lawrence on June 9th, 1956. Mary Anne and David began their lives together in Kansas City and eventually moved to Independence, where Mary Anne lived her last 40 years at the same residence. David was an Electrical Engineer at the Bendix Corporation, and Mary Anne was a wife and Mom. From their union two children were born, a daughter, Pamela Anne on August 6th, 1957, and a son Jeffery David on August 29th, 1961. Mary Anne became a young widow when David passed away on August 27th, 1974. Mary Anne attended Noland Road Baptist Church, and for many years worked as a volunteer at the Independence Regional Hospital. Although the later years of her life were filled many health issues that kept her from doing many things she enjoyed, she was a fighter and never gave up. Mary Anne was preceded in death by her parents and husband. She is survived by her two children, Pam Clark and her fiancé Mark Mawhirter of Independence, and Jeff Lawrence and his wife Kimm of Blue Springs, three grandchildren, Heather Mock and her husband Andrew of Lees Summit, Courtney Lawrence, and Ethan Lawrence both of Blue Springs, three sisters, one brother and their spouses, Elaine and Glenn Wilson of Blue Springs, Ruth and Hal Reed of Independence, Karen and Zane Hammond of Independence, and Ron and Patty Snyder of Lee’s Summit and many nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles. The family would like to extend their deepest appreciation and thanks to the staff at Payton Place for their loving care of Mary Anne. Services will be at 12:00 p.m., Saturday, February 5, 2011 at the First Bible Baptist Church 1441 SE Adams Dairy Parkway, Blue Springs, Missouri, 64014-3457. Burial will follow in Floral Hills Cemetery. The family will greet friends from 10 a.m., until service time Saturday at the church. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions in the memory of Mary Anne Lawrence to the ‘Bridge’ building fund at First Bible Baptist Church, Blue Springs, Missouri.

LAWSON, Beulah Marie Bernard
Clinton Daily Democrat, July 1997
Beulah M. Lawson, 97, of Lowry City, died early Saturday, June 28, 1997, at the Truman Lake Manor in Lowry City. She was born in Osceola. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Lowry City. She lived in Osceola until moving to Idaho in 1936. She moved to Lowry City in 1956. She is survived by two sons, Gene Lawson of Lowry City and Leo Lawson of Chino, California; one daughter, Edna Foote of Mission Hills, California; five grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren, other relatives and friends, and a host of nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, July 3, at the First Baptist Church in Lowry City. Burial will be in the Lowry City Cemetery, under the direction of the Sheldon Goodrich Funeral Home, Osceola.

LAWSON, Harold Gene
 Clinton Daily Democrat, 12 December 2003
H. Gene Lawson, 71, Lowry City, died Wednesday, December 10, 2003, at Sac-Osage Hospital in Osceola. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Monday, December 16, at Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel in Osceola. Burial will be in Lowry City Cemetery.

LAWSON, Peggy Irene Montgomery
Hill & Son Funeral Home, LLC
Peggy Irene Lawson, age 65, was born April 22, 1943 to William and Olive Ruth (Redden) Montgomery in Butler, Missouri. She passed away January 14, 2009 at her home in Appleton City, Missouri after a lengthy illness. Peggy lived in New Mexico and Texas for several years before returning to Missouri in 2000 and making her home in Appleton City. She had worked as a lab tech in Butler, then in a potash mine after moving to New Mexico. While in Texas she was a ship loader and operator and later a supervisor before returning to school to become a message therapist. On June 6, 1962 Peggy was united in marriage to James Lawson and to this union three daughters were born. She was raised attending the Presbyterian Church and studied her bible at home throughout her life. Peggy loved her children and remained close to them throughout her life. She dearly loved the time spent with them and her grandchildren. She was very artistic and enjoyed painting and making jewelry. Throughout her lifetime Peggy loved the company and companionship of her dogs, Brandy, Buffy and Cooper. Preceding Peggy in death were her parents, her brother David Montgomery and her two sisters, Sally Alfred and Ruth Ann Montgomery. Survivors include her three daughters, Robin Lawson and companion Jimmy Rice of Appleton City, Missouri, Jeanette Schneider of Frisco, Colorado and Jennifer and husband Harry Cooper of Appleton City and four grandchildren, Salina Suranofsky, Keelan Suranofsky, Cassidy Cooper and Jessica Schneider. Peggy Lawson, April 22, 1943 - January 14, 2009. Memorial service: Hill & Son Funeral Home in Appleton City, Missouri on Sunday, January 18, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. Minister: Reverend Bill Kenagy. Memorial: American Heart Association

LAWTON, Earl Eugene
Clinton Daily Democrat, 15 October 2004
Earl Eugene Lawton, 74, Rockville, was born June 11, 1930, in Lee's Summit, the son of Harold Donald and Edna (Shields) Lawton, and died at his home Wednesday, October 13, 2004. He was a Navy Veteran, serving from 1948-52. He was a lifetime member of VFW Post #1894 and American Legion Post #14, both of Clinton. On December 9, 1968, he married Lillie Mae Kirk in Deepwater. They lived in Deepwater until moving to Rockville in 2000. He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Jack Lawton and Robert Lawton, and one sister Hattie Harris. He is survived by his wife Lillie, of the home; one daughter Jessica Stover, Rockville; on son Walter Lawton and wife, Deepwater; two granddaughters, Anna Marie and Angela Mae Anderson, Clinton; three sisters, Dorothy Scovill, Raytown, Brenda Canturbury, Holden, Patricia Jenkins, Camdenton; other relatives and many friends. Funeral services will be Sunday, October 17, 1:30 p.m. at Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel, Osceola, with Rev. Steve Highlander officiating. Military services will be conducted by the VFW Post #1894. Burial will be in Rockville Cemetery.

LAWTON, Lillie Mae Wealot Kirk
St. Clair County Courier, 4 March 2005
Lillie Mae Wealot Lawton was born Aug. 17, 1952, in Kansas City to Floyd Melvin and Mary Wealot Kirk. She passed away Feb. 21, 2005, at Truman Lake Manor in Lowry City. In 1968 Lillie was united in marriage to Earl Lawton. To this union two children, Jessica and Walter, were born. Earl preceded Lillie in death on Oct.13, 2004. She is also preceded in death by her parents, Floyd and Mary Kirk; grandparents, Walter and Nellie Kirk; four brothers, Jack, Virgil, Jim and Earl Kirk; and one sister, Mary Lewellen. Lillie is survived by her children, Jessica Stover of Rockville and Walter Lawton of Deepwater; three sisters, Venita Barnham of Rockville, Margie Cornett of Creighton, Caroline Smith of Lowry City; two granddaughters; other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held Wednesday, Feb. 23, at the Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel, Osceola, with Rev. Steve Highlander officiating. Music selections were "I Will Always Love You" and "Amazing Grace".
Casketbearers were David Collins, Robert Collins, Chris Schneck, Jim Collins, Joey McClure and Troy White.
Burial was in the Rockville Cemetery under the direction of the Sheldon-Goodrich Funeral Home, Osceola.

LAYMAN, Gladys M. Lawrence
Clinton Daily Democrat, October 1995
Gladys M. Layman died on October 23, 1995, after a short illness. She was born in Coyville, Kansas, on March 26, 1907, where she spent most of her youth. She then moved to the Montrose area after marrying John N. Layman on August 16, 1930. Nick preceded her in death on April 1, 1975. Gladys then moved into the Community Housing in Montrose where she lived until her illness. Gladys received much recognition for her many community services. She was a member of the United Presbyterian-Methodist Church and the Olive Branch Chapter of the Eastern Star of Appleton City. She was preceded in death by her parents, Grace V. and Oliver J. Lawrence; brothers, Oliver Carl and Paul Lawrence; sisters, May Pucket and Mamie Shepherd; grandsons, Nick and Joe Layman. She is survived and dearly missed by sister, Frances Henley; stepchildren, Marguerite L. Woolsey and John Layman Jr.; five grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Funeral services were held at the United Presbyterian Methodist Church Montrose, Wednesday, October 25, at 2 p.m. with Rev. Fred Smith officiating. Pallbearers were Marvin Johnson, Ed Dugan, Keith Cook, Bob Hilty, Ed Kupka and Wilfred Dugan. Burial was in the Bear Creek Cemetery, Montrose.

LEBOW, Alma E. Bunch
St. Clair County Courier, Friday, 30 May 2008
Alma E. Lebow, 97, passed away May 20, 2008 in Olathe, Kansas. Alma was born August 18, 1910 in Chalk Level, to Washington Irving and Sarah C. [Mannering] Bunch. Alma married Charles Marion Lebow in 1931 and they enjoyed 51 wonderful years together. Alma was a very caring mother and grandmother. Alma was preceded in death by her husband, charles, on May 22, 1982; brothers Howard M. and Arthur B. Bunch, and also by one son, Stanley Lebow. Alma is survived by two sons; Charles Lebow, Olathe, Kansas and Jack Lebow, Grove, Oklahoma and by many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Services were held Friday, May 23 at the Lowry City Cemetery. Officiated by Reverend Doug Ostlund. Interment was in Lowry City Cemetery with arrangements made by Sheldon-Goodrich Funeral Home, Osceola.

LEETCH, Nellie McKenzie 
Clinton Daily Democrat, 8 June 2001
Nellie Leetch was born May 28, 1918, and died Tuesday, June 5, 2001, at the Westwood Nursing Home in Clinton. She was born in Milboro, South Dakota, to Charles and Mona Schwab McKenzie. On July 7, 1937, she married Evan R. Leetch. They lived near Mills, Nebraska, until October 1952, moving near Fair Play. After retirement they moved near Osceola. She was preceded in death by her husband on November 6, 1978; her parents and several brothers and sisters. She is survived by her children, Donovon Leetch and wife, Norma, Wichita, Kansas, Veronica "Ronnie" Snyder and husband, Dale, Clinton, and Joyce Short and husband, Ray, Lincoln; five grandchildren, Pamela Snyder Christensen, Mike Leetch, Mark Leetch, Phillip Short and Lynn Short Ordal, and four great-grandchildren, Danielle Christensen, Summer and Taylor Leetch and Meghan Leetch; one brother, Lyle McKenzie, and one sister, Betty Kleiter, numerous nieces and nephews. Graveside services were Friday at 10 a.m. at Pleasant Ridge Cemetery, Aldridge, with Rev. Tom Willoughby officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Sheldon-Goodrich Funeral Home, Osceola.

LEEVER, William
Clinton Daily Democrat, November 1992
William Leever, 86, Richmond, died Monday, November 23, at a hospital there. He was a heavy construction worker and former school teacher. Survivors include a daughter, Janice Sharp of Lowry City.

LEGO, George J.
Kansas City Star, 19 February 2005
George J. Lego, 76, Osceola, formerly of Kansas City, died Feb. 17, 2005. Funeral services will be Mon., Feb. 21, 1 p.m., at Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel, Osceola, MO, burial in Smith Bend Cemetery, Osceola, MO. Visitation noon until service time Monday. (Arr; Sheldon-Goodrich Funeral Home).

LEGO, Wilma G.
Clinton Daily Democrat, 13 June 2003
Wilma G. Lego, 70, Lowry City, a housewife, died Wednesday, June 11, 2003, at the Sac-Osage Hospital, Osceola. Funeral services were Friday, June 13, 10 a.m., in the Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel, Osceola, with burial in Clinton Memory Gardens.

LEIBER, Dorotha M. Lambert
Clinton Daily Democrat, 26 April 2004
Dortha M. Leiber, 73, Leeton, formerly of Montrose, died Thursday, April 22, 2004, at Golden Valley Hospital in Clinton. Funeral services were Monday, April 26, at 1 p.m. at Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel in Osceola with burial in Montrose Cemetery.

LEMLEY, George Willard Jackson Sr.
El Dorado Sun, 24 July 2008
George Willard Jackson Lemley Sr. - George Willard Jackson Lemley Sr. was born Oct. 20, 1944, in Independence. He passed away July 19, 2008, in Community Springs Healthcare Facility in El Dorado Springs.
George worked for several years in El Dorado Springs as a utility meter reader and then moved to Columbia where he finished his career as a city building inspector, until his health forced his retirement in 2001. He and Ruth moved to Taberville that same year to a small “gentleman's farm.” Every year we were amazed how large a garden he and Ruth planted. All of us benefited from their harvest. He loved working in his shop, building and refinishing beautiful pieces of furniture. George enjoyed playing and fishing by his family, friends and neighbors.
We would like to thank the doctors and nursing personnel at St. Johns Hospital in Joplin for the excellent care they gave George and the emotional care shown to Ruth and his family. We also give our sincerest thanks and appreciation to all the personnel at Community Springs Healthcare Facility. The love and care show to George in his short time there and the love for Ruth at this time is truly amazing and appreciated.  He was preceded in death by his father, Everett; mother Hazel; and siblings – Ruben Bryant, Tommy Bryant, John E. Bryant, David Bryant and Martha Peterson. George leaves behind his wife and best friend of 23 years, Ruth Swopes Lumley. He is survived by his siblings - James V. Bryant, Lora Dooly and Arliss Evans; his children – George Lemley Jr., Jeffrey Lemley and Rayna Lemley; his stepchildren – John W. Bryant, Cheryl A. Pilcher, Rick L. Bryant and Larry D. Bryant; 20 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Services began at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 23, at Sheldon Chapel, with Rev. Brent Bland officiating. Special music was Amazing Grace. Final disposition was cremation. Arrangements were under the direction of Sheldon Funeral Home – El Dorado Springs.

LEMMONS, Charles F.
Clinton Daily Democrat, 18 September 2000
Charles F. Lemmons, 56, Liberal, died Saturday, September 16, 2000, at his home. He was born March 16, 1944, in Grain Valley. He is survived by his wife, Linda Lawrence Lemmons, of the home; four sons, David Lemmons and Rocky Lemmons, both of Liberal, Brian Lemmons, Arma, Kansas, and Michael Lemmons, Lamar; one daughter, Christina Lemmons, Arcadia, Kansas; one brother, Robert Leon Lemmons, Ladonna, Texas; three sisters, Marge K. Brown, Liberal, Beverly Lemmons, Urich and Geneva Brown, Oak Grove; four grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Graveside services were Monday, 2 p.m. at Appleton City Cemetery with Rev. Bob Fenwick officiating.

LESMEISTER, Anna J. Jensen
Montrose Tidings, 28 March 1940
Mrs. Anna J. Lesmeister died at her home in Montrose at 4:20 a.m. Tuesday, March 26, 1940, at the age of 86 years, 7 months and 20 days. She was born August 5, 1853 in Milwaukee, Wis., the daughter of Matthias and Gertrude Jensen, and the eldest of a family of four. Two sisters and one brother preceded her in death. In 1872 she was married to Valentine Lesmeister in Effingham, Ill. To this union were born eleven children, four of whom are deceased. Mr. and Mrs. Lesmeister moved from Illinois to Missouri in March, 1902, and located on a farm in St. Clair, county. Valentine Lesmeister, the husband, died January 10, 1907, thirty-three years ago. In 1915 Mrs. Lesmeister moved to Montrose where she resided until her death. She leaves to mourn her passing seven children, 48 grandchildren, and 13 great-grandchildren. The sons and daughters who survive her are Frank and Zeno of Morris, Minn., Valentine of Rockville, Mo., and Martin Lesmeister, Mrs. Joe Hageboeck, Mrs. Louis Hageboeck and Mrs. John Welling all of Montrose. Mrs. Lesmeister had been in ill health for a long time. Some of her children and grandchildren were wish her constantly, giving her all the loving care and attention possible. The last week of her life was made very happy by the presence of all of her children, two of whom came from Minnesota, and one from Rockville. A devout and faithful member of the Catholic Church, Mrs. Lesmeister was a good neighbor and friend and above all an ideal mother. Her many relatives, friends and neighbors will long remember her. Funeral services conducted by the Rev. Wm. F. Roels, were held this Thursday morning at 9 o'clock at the Immaculate Conception church with interment in the Montrose Catholic cemetery. The pallbearers were three grandsons, Raymond, Wilford and Richard Hageboeck and three nephews, Louis, Leroy and Eugene Lesmeister.

Clinton Daily Democrat, 1 June 2000
Dale Frank Lesmeister, 57, Montrose, died Wednesday, May 31, 2000, at his home. He is survived by three sons, Norman Lesmeister of Montrose, Dennis Lesmeister of Sylavauga, Alabama, and Robbie Lesmeister of Clinton; one daughter, Aleisha Gann of Centerview; one sister, Elvina Allis, Clinton; one brother, Anthony Lesmeister, Montrose; one sister, Aletta Swaters, Montrose; one grandson, Joey Gann, and his companion Betty Clegg of the home. Mass will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Montrose, with burial in St. Mary's Cemetery in Montrose, under the direction of Hill & Son Funeral Home, Appleton City. The rosary will be recited 7:30 p.m. Friday at the church.

LESMEISTER, Estelle Frances Cook
Clinton Daily Democrat, 5 January 2000
Estelle Frances Cook Lesmeister, 80, died December 18, 1999 at the Westwood Nursing Center, Clinton. She was born near Germantown on November 25, 1919, the daughter of Tony B. Cook and Elizabeth (Teeman) Cook. She attended Maple Grove Grade School at Germantown. On April 15, 1941, at St. Ludger's Church in Germantown, she was united in marriage to Richard Lesmeister. To this union two sons and three daughters were born. Estelle lived most of her life on a farm near Montrose. In November 1978 she and her husband moved to Clinton. She was a member of the Holy Rosary Catholic Church and their Altar Society. She was a devoted mother who loved and enjoyed very much her family and gardening. She is survived by two sons, Dale Lesmeister and Anthony Lesmeister and wife, Marylin, Montrose; two daughters, Alvina Allis and husband, James, Clinton, and Aletta S. Waters and husband, Fred, Appleton City; one sister, Pauline Goth of Montrose; eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild; many nieces, nephews and a host of friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard, and daughter, Martha James. Funeral mass was at 10 a.m. Tuesday, December 21, at the Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Clinton. Father Tom Hermes and Father Philip Watanabe officiated. Burial was in St. Mary's Cemetery in Montrose. Memorial contributions went to the Holy Rosary Catholic Church. Sickman & Dunning Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

LESMEISTER, Virgil Eugene
Clinton Daily Democrat, November 1992
Virgil Eugene Lesmeister was born March 13, 1928, near the family farm near Montrose, the son of Frank and Mary (Kloer) Lesmeister. He passed away at the home southeast of Montrose on October 29, 1992, at the age of 64. He attended the Lookout and St. Mary's Schools and was a member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Montrose. He was united in marriage to Aladene Westhusing on June 12, 1950. This union was blessed with eight children. They made their home on the same farm since their marriage of 42 years. He was a farmer and later a truck driver for some 30 years for the Jim Tiona Trucklines of Butler and Clearfield Cheese, Clinton, and lastly for the Innerstate Express. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Basil. He is survived by his wife, Aladene, of the home, and four daughters, Shirley Dixon, Clinton, Virginia Walton, Janet Lesmeister and Carol Frost, all of Appleton City; four sons, Vernon Lesmeister, Appleton City, Ronnie Lesmeister, New Florence, Douglas Lesmeister, Lockwood, and Danny Lesmeister, Montrose; 13 grandchildren; three brothers, Clem Lesmeister, Butler, Richard Lesmeister, Clinton, and Raymond Lesmeister, Montrose; three sisters, Agnes Westhusing, Montrose, Cleo Rice, Clinton, and Eunice Rotert, Montrose. The rosary was said Sunday night, November 1, at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church at 7 and the funeral mass was at 11 a.m. Monday morning, November 2, with burial in St. Mary's Cemetery, Montrose. Pallbearers were nephews, Dale, Anthony, John and Jim Lesmeister, Bryan Westhusing and Michael Rotert. Sickman-Dunning, Clinton, was in charge of the services. He will be sadly missed by his relatives and friends.

Clinton Daily Democrat, 31 December 2001
Troy Lessley, 84, Osceola, died Wednesday, December 26, 2001, at his home. Funeral services will be Wednesday, January 2, 10 a.m., at Osceola Community Church with burial in Kiefer Cemetery. Sheldon-Goodrich, Osceola, is in charge of arrangements.

LEVIN, Lennie Dean
St. Clair County Courier, 3 November 2006
Lennie Dean Levin was born in Denver, Colo., to Donald Lee and Glenda Ann Dinger Levin on July 20, 1960 and passed away Oct. 29, 2006. In the spring of 1961 he moved with his family to Lowry City, where he lived all his life. Lennie started working at an early age mowing yards, working for Ed Reach and Russell Lawler at the Skelly gas station standing on milk cartons to reach and wash windshields. He attended school at Lowry City until the Lakeland School was built graduating in 1978. He then worked at All American Automotive, Rival and Tracker Marine where he was an employee of the quarter and 1500 hour honor club. He last worked at Zenith Fireworks. His mother Glenda was married to David Erwin in 1980 and Lennie always considered him as a second dad. Lennie was preceded in death by his dad, Donald Levin in 2000, his brother Lonnie Levin in 1978, his grandparents and one uncle. He is survived by his mother and step-father, Glenda and Dave Erwin of Lowry City; one brother, Donald Ray Jaro of Taji, Iraq; one sister, Lisa West and her special friend, Darrell Foster of Clinton; a niece, Keyshya Seifner of Clinton; two nephews, Josh Levin of Springfield and Nathan Seifner of Clinton. He was looking forward to being a great uncle which is due anytime. He is also survived by uncles, aunts, cousins and one grandmother age 95 of Denver, Colo. and many friends. Services were Wednesday, Nov. 1 at Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel, officiated by Rev. Sam Masten. Music selections were, "When I Get Where I'm Goin", "Ships of Heaven" and "Go Rest High On That Mountain". Casketbearers were Chris Rodabaugh, Kevin Chiles, Mark Brownlee, Ronnie Gibbens, Clay Fulwider and Steve Hawkins. Honorary casketbearers were Rusty Gardner, Bobby Bray, Mike Walters, Dan Auten, John Quick and Larry Dean Walters. Interment was in Lowry City cemetery. Arrangements were made by Sheldon-Goodrich Funeral Home, Osceola.

LEWELLEN, Charles E.
Clinton, Missouri - C.E. Lewellen, who moved to Osceola from Henry County several years ago, died at his home last week. He was a veteran of the Mexican War and was in the battle of Monterey and helped storm the capital of the Montezumas. He was about 75 years and had diabetes. He leaves his wife and grown children.

LEWELLEN, Edith Irene Stephan
St. Clair Courier, 11 November 2005
E. Irene Lewellen was born March 3, 1921 to John and Bessie (Johnson) Stephan in the Ohio Community. She passed away on November 7, 2005 at Sac-Osage Hospital in Osceola at the age of 84 years. She was united in marriage to Warren Lewellen on February 13, 1940 at the Appleton City Baptist parsonage by Pastor Tim Estes. To this union five children were born; Louis Gene, Rondole L., Joyce Ann, Warren Samuel, Jr., and Steve Bryan. She was an active member in her community. Irene professed her faith as a child and was a member of Harmony Baptist Church. She served on the St. Clair County Farm Bureau Board, McGinnis Youth Center Board, Candy Apple Dames and was a 4-H leader. She lived on the family farm since 1946. She was preceded in death by her husband Warren; son, Warren Samuel, Jr.; daughter-in-law, Jean Lewellen; and grandson Dewayne Allen Lewellen. She is survived by her children, Louis Lewellen, Joyce and husband Eddie Brown of Appleton City, Steve Lewellen and Ron Lewellen of Vinita, Okla.; two brothers, Leo and John Stephan, both of Appleton City; nine grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. Service were held Thursday, November 10, with Reverend Frank Claiborne officiating. Interment was at Harmony Cemetery, rural Appleton City. Memorials may be made to the Westfield Cemetery or Harmony Cemetery.

LEWIS, Donald Leon
Clinton Daily Democrat, 6 October 2000
Donald Leon Lewis was born July 31, 1956, in Brookfield to Samuel Clay and Marilyn Catherine Fairchild Lewis, and died Tuesday, October 3, 2000, at his home in Sinclair, Wyoming. In June 1979 he moved from Missouri to Sinclair, Wyoming, where he went to work for the Arch Mineral Corporation as a dozer operator. In 1982 he began working for the Colorado Interstate Gas Company as a plant maintenance operator. He was preceded in death by his father, Samuel Clay Lewis, on December 1, 1993. He is survived by his son, Mathew Lewis of Rawlins, Wyoming; his two daughters, Laura Lewis of Corpus Christi, Texas, and Jamie Lewis of Rawlins, Wyoming; his mother, Marilyn Catherine Lewis, Montrose; two brothers, Jerry Lewis of Osceola and Norman Lewis of Sinclair, Wyoming; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be Sunday, 2 p.m. at Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel, with Rev. Ken Bolton officiating. Burial will be in Osceola Cemetery.

LEWIS, Frank Junior
Clinton Daily Democrat, 27 May 2003
Frank Junior Lewis (JR), 71, Gladstone, a dairy-truck driver, died Thursday, May 22, 2003, at Overland Park Regional Health Center, Overland Park, Kansas. Funeral services were 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 27, at Gasland Baptist Church, North Kansas City. Burial was in Osceola Cemetery. Sheldon-Goodrich Funeral Home, Osceola, was in charge of arrangements.

LEWIS, Henry Clay
St. Clair County Courier, 5 December 1940
The death of Henry Clay Lewis, member of a pioneer family, occurred at 10 o'clock at his home near Gerster, Nov. 15th. He was 88 years, 6 months and 12 days of age, and although ill most of this fall, the indomitable spirit he displayed through his last days was remarkable. Henry Clay Lewis was born in Putnam County, Indiana, May 3, 1852, being the last of a family of eleven children. In 1872 he came to St. Clair County with his parents, Mrs. Cizar and Mr. Samuel Lewis, in a covered wagon and settled on a farm two miles southwest of Collins. He came to the vicinity of Gerster later and spent the remainder of his life. He was married to Eliza Jane Potter west of Collins in 1879. She preceded him in death several years ago. To this union were born five children, Mrs. Alpha Butcher of Gerster, Frank Lewis of the home, Fred Lewis of Hutchinson, Kansas, Mrs. Nellie Harden of Clinton and Dolphin Lewis of Gerster. He is survived by a number of grandchildren and great grandchildren, also a host of friends and neighbors who regret his death. Funeral services were held at the Gerster Church Nov. 17th at 2 o'clock by Rev. Frank Harden. Burial was made near Collins by the side of his wife in the Allen Cemetery.

LEWIS, Martha Ann Rickman
Mrs. W. O. Lewis - Martha Ann Rickman was born in St. Clair County, Mo., January 20th, 1852, and died at Carthage, Mo., July 10th, 1928, at the age of 76 years, 5 months and 10 days. December 16th, 1879 she was married to W.O. Lewis, who preceded her in death February 22, 1922. She was converted and wholly sanctified about 1910, joining the Holiness people of Monegaw Springs, and lived true to the end. Funeral services were conducted at Green Cemetery July 13th, by Bro. Miller, assisted by Bro. Jas. Kirkland. Mrs. Lewis was the mother of six children, three daughters and one son dying in early childhood. Surviving are two sons, N.D. Lewis, of Kansas City, and Ivan D. Lewis, Carthage, Mo., also three granddaughters, and a host of friends and relatives are left to mourn her passing.

LEWIS, Nathan D.
Kansas City Star
Lewis - Nate D. Lewis, 72, of 1349 South Dodson, Independence, died yesterday at the Independence hospital. Mr. Lewis was born at Chalk Level, St. Clair County, Missouri, and moved to Independence about 30 years ago. For several years he operated a grocery at Monegaw Springs, Mo. He retired about six years ago from his job as a carpenter at the Standard Oil refinery in Sugar Creek. He was a member of the Twenty-Year club of the company. Mr. Lewis was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, Independence. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Virginia Menke and Miss Martha E. Lewis of the home; a brother, Ivan D. Lewis, Joplin, Mo., and a granddaughter. The rosary will be said at 8:30 o'clock Tuesday night at the Carson chapel. Services will be at 9 o'clock Wednesday at St. Mary's church.

LEWIS, Samuel Clay
Clinton Daily Democrat, December 1993
Sammy C. Lewis, 72, of Montrose, died early Wednesday morning, December 1, 1993 at North Kansas City Hospital in North Kansas City.  Mr. Lewis was born near Osceola. He had lived in Montrose the past 25 years. He worked 29 years for the Missouri Department of Conservation, retiring in 1983. He is survived by his wife, Marilyn, of the home; five sons, Clay Lewis of Hutchison, Ks., John Lewis of Abbyville, Ks., Jerry Lewis of Osceola, Norman Lewis of Sinclair, Wy., and Donnie Lewis of Rawlins, Wy.; one brother, Frank Jr. Lewis of Gladstone; ten grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be Saturday, December 4, at 1 p.m. at Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel in Osceola. Burial will be in the Osceola Cemetery.

LILES, Steven Eugene
Clinton Daily Democrat, 9 October 2002
Steven Eugene Liles, 43, Clinton, died Monday, October 7, 2002 at Golden Valley Hospital.
He is survived by his mother, Patricia Voss; stepfather, Donald Voss; three brothers, Tim Liles of Clinton, Mike and Larry Liles of Brownington. Graveside services will be held Saturday, October 12, at the Mt. Zion Cemetery on Z Highway, Deepwater.

LINDENMEYER, Virginia Stratton
St. Clair County Library Files, Durl Barnett Collection
Virginia Stratton Lindenmeyer passed away July 6, 1987 in Scottsboro, Alabama. Mrs. Lindenmeyer was the daughter of the late Dr. and Mrs. Charles Stratton of Lowry City, Missouri. She is survived by a son, Stratton, of North Hollywood, Califorina; a daughter, Mrs. Wm. Rambo, her husband and son, of Burke, Virginia; a sister-in-law, Mrs. Charles Stratton; and niece Peggy McCune, of Clinton, Missouri. Funeral services were held in Scottsboro on Saturday with burial in Oak Ridge, Tennessee.

LINDSEY, George Lewis II
George Lewis Lindsey II, 53, of Amoret, Missouri, died Monday, April 24, 2006 at St. Joseph Health Center, Kansas City, Missouri. He was born February 13, 1953 in Independence, Missouri, the son of George and Marie Cogan Lindsey. He married Carrie Miller on October 4, 1985 at Pleasanton, Kansas. While employed he worked for Kansas Department of Transportation. He was a member of the Pleasanton Church of the Nazarene. He was preceded in death by his parents. Survivors include his wife, Carrie, of the home; two sons, Timothy Lindsey of Amoret, Missouri and Jeremiah Lindsey of St. Peters, Missouri; one daughter, Jennifer Lindsey of Independence, Missouri; one brother, Boyd Lindsey; two sisters, Brenda McFarland and Marie Buetler and one grandson, Michael Lindsey. Graveside services will be held at 11:00 AM, Monday, May 1, 2006 at the Benjamin Cemetery, Amoret, Missouri. Contributions are suggested to the George Lindsey Memorial Fund c/o the funeral home. Arrangements: Coffel-Schneider Funeral Home, Pleasanton, Kansas.

LINES, Mary Ella Simpson
Osceola Library Files
Mrs. Mary Ella Lines, 73 years old, died Tuesday, June 11, in the Community Nursing Home after a long illness.
She was born on December 26, 1900, in Cedar County, the daughter of Perry and Martha Miller Simpson. She was married to Henry P. Lines, and they were the parents of two sons and one daughter. Survivors include her husband, Henry, of the home, Route 4, El Dorado Springs; one daughter, Mrs. Dorothy Vanoster, Orrick, Mo.; two sons, Floyd, of Kansas City, Mo., and Claude, Grandview; two sisters, Mrs. Ollie Schuette, El Dorado Springs, and Mrs. Oma Taylor, Nevada, Mo.; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., Thursday, June 13 at the Pleasant Springs church at Oyer, with Rev. Joe Leedy officiating. Burial was in Pleasant Springs cemetery. -- Note: Pleasant Springs / Oyer Cemetery record lists: Mary E. Lines, 26 December 1900 – 11 June 1974.

LINK, Floyd E.
St. Clair County Courier, Friday, March 6, 2009
Floyd E. Link was born July 1, 1930 at Osceola. He passed away February 18 at the Ellett Memorial Hospital In Appleton City. Floyd was united in marriage to Gayla Fleisher on March 11, 1951 and was married one year shy of 50 years before Gayla passed away in March 2000. To this union one child, Linda, was born. Linda and husband Marvin Meredith live in Springdale, Arkansas. Floyd married Neoma Meredith on January 4, 2008.
He leaves behind: one sister Dorothy Campbell of Ozark; one brother George Link and wife Bobbi of Beloit, Kansas; one brother-in-law Howard and wife Grace Fleisher of Butler; two step-sons Leroy and wife Jane Meredith of Bolivar, Lynn and wife Teresa Meredith of Montrose; one step-daughter Bernita and husband Kenny Miller of Windsor; many nieces, nephews,grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Preceding Floyd in death were his parents, Earl and Mabel Link, one sister Mariam and his first wife Gayla. Floyd was a proud veteran of the Korean War.

LIPPA, Harry Loren
St. Clair County Courier, Friday, 11 January 2008
Harry Loren Lippa was born July 7, 1938 in Wallace, Idaho to Carmine Eugene and Monica Agnes [Carroll] Lippa. He passed away on Jan. 5, 2008 at his home. In May 1956, Harry graduated from high school and joined the U.S. Navy. He served his country from 1956 until 1959 when he was honorably discharged. Harry attended North Idaho Junior college from September 1959 to January 1961. In February of 1961 Harry went to work for Morrison-Kowdsen Construction as a surveyor and worked for them until 1968. During that time he worked in Aurora, CO., Moab, Utah, Sedalia, Appleton City, Devil's Lake, ND, Kalispell, MT. When the job was completed, he returned to Clinton. In late 1968 to 1970, Harry worked for Lake city, an army Ammunition Depot. Harry then worked as a salesman for a furniture store until 1977. He also worked as a sign maker and erector for an amusement company. He was a house painter from 1982 to 1984.  From 1984 to 1996 Harry worked for a 30 residential treatment center as an alcohol and drug counselor. He worked in the construction field until 1998 when he retired. In 1972, Harry was united in marriage to Vera. To this union five children were born. Harry was preceded in death by his parents, Carmen and Monica Lippa. He is survived by his children, Richard and wife, Angie, of Lee's Summit, and their daughter, Chelsea; Anthony and his significant other, Beth, of Montrose, and their daughter Madilyn; Alanda Powell and husband Richie, of Amsterdam, and their children, Craig, Timotthy and Gaven; Carmine and wife, Elizabeth, of Adrian and their children, Emily, Dominic and Janelle; Monica Whitham and husband Shawn of Osceola and their childrene, Lorena, Tia, Marshall and Corey; his sister, Mary Shelton and husband, Boob, Spokane, WA.  He is also survived by Shannon Wood and husband Jeremy and their children, Emily, Alexis and Ian, whom he loved as his own, other relatives and many, many friends. Services will be held Saturday, Jan. 12 at 2:00 p.m. at theSheldon-Goodrich Chapel. Officiated by Rev. Harvey Woods and Rev. david Williams. Military honors will be by the Clinton VFW Post 31894.
Interment will be in Pleasant Mound Cemetery.  Arrangements were made by Sheldon-Goodrich Funeral
Home, Osceola.

LIPPS, Stanley Leon
Kansas City Star, 7 May 2008
Stanley L. Lipps of Osceola, Missouri. Passed away peacefully of heart failure on May 3, 2008. Funeral services will be 11:00 am. Friday May 9, 2008 at Mt. Washington Forever Mausoleum Chapel 614 Brookside Ave Independence, Missouri. A "Celebration of Life" in honor of Stanley will be 6:00 pm to 8: 00 Thursday May 8, 2008 at the Mt Washington Chapel Mausoleum. Stanley was the son of Carlton and Mary Elizabeth Lipps. He is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Maxine V Lipps of the home, 7 children: Linda Lipps, Mary Lipps Player, Wendy Guthrie, Dewayne Lipps, Laura Sussman, Ronald Lipps and Leslie Moyer, 13 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren and 1 great, great grandchild. Stanley was born May 26, 1930, and served 26 years of military service, culminating as an Msgt in the US Air Force. He was medic of served in Korea and Vietnam. Most of his duty was serving 15 years over seas. Stanley retired from the service and moved to Independence, MO in 1973. Maxine and Stanley enjoyed the last 20 years living in Osceola, MO. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the National Alzheimer's Association. Family and friends may leave messages of condolences at Arrangements; Mt Washington Forever Funeral home 816-252-4141.

LLEWELLYN, Francis R. Lou
St. Clair County Courier, 22 July 2005
Francis R. Lou Llewellyn, son of Frank and Dorothy Pearl Schnickman Llewellyn, was born February 12, 1925, in Pottstown, PA. He passed away at his home in Appleton City on July 16, 2005, at 80 years of age. Mr. Llewellyn had lived the last 38 years of his life at the Lake of the Ozarks, Osceola and Appleton City areas. Lou served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps for four years during World War II and was stationed in the Solomon Islands. He worked for the Corps of Engineers while living in Pennsylvania and had last been employed by blair Cedar located in Camdenton. On June 5, 1981, Lou and Vivian Gannon were united in marriage in Mack's Creek. He was preceded in death by his parents. Survivors include his wife, Vivian, of the home; one son Donald and his wife Cindra of Camdenton; three daughters, Pamela Sue and her husband Jim Smith of St. Charles, Janet M. and her husband Mike Dalton of Osage Beach and Jennifer Llewellyn of Pennsylvania; seven grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Memorial services will be held Wednesday, July 20 at the Hill & Son Funeral Home in Appleton City at 2 p.m., with Reverand Ryan Stiffler officiating. Music specials will be "The Old Rugged Cross" and "Just A Closer Walk". The memorial will be toward Family Love Fund.