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MACKAY, Philip Alexander Jr.
Clinton Daily Democrat , 5 October 2000
Philip Alexander MacKay, Jr., 98, Lowry City, died October 4, 2000, at Truman Lake Manor in Lowry City. He was born in Winona, Illinois, on March 7, 1902, and was educated at the Melbourne (Australia) Grammar School; St. Paul's School, London, England, LaSalle-Peru High School, LaSalle, Illinois, Long Beach (California) High School and the University of California at Los Angeles. After two years in Ireland, England and France he was employed by a heavy chemical manufacturer in Budget Budge, near Calcutta, India, for two years. In 1925, he became factory manager for Pycopany, Inc. in Joplin, where in 1926 he wed Kathleen Muenning. In 1930 he pioneered miniature golf in Sydney, Australia, and became a manufacturer's representative in the rural area of New South Wales. In March 1942 he was commissioned a first Lieutenant in the quartermaster Corps of the United States Army Forces in Australia, headquartered in Melbourne, Australia. MacKay was later in charge of Quartermaster services Base Seven, Sydney; C.O. of Goodenough Island and was hospitalized home on VJ Day. He remained in the Reserves and retired as lieutenant colonel in 1957. In 1960, he became a member of Rotary Club 13 in Kansas City and upon retirement to Osceola in 1967 he was a past president and Paul Harris Fellow of the Osceola Rotary Club. He was a life member of the Heart of America Numismatic Association and past president and life member of the Midwest Numismatic Association. He was commander of VFW Post 7900 in 1949 and active in the Jackson County VFW Council. He was longtime adjutant of American Legion Post 618 and Quartermaster of the VFW Post 4197 of Osceola. He is survived by two stepsons, James T. Childers, North Kansas City, and Herbert E. Childers and their children; a cousin, Mirian MacKay, Mesa, Arizona; two nephews, Dr. Timothy St. Leger Moss, Kempsey, Australia, and Donald E. MacKay, London, England. His only son, Philip III, was born in Sydney, Australia, in 1940 and died in 1943. His second wife, Elda Boone Childers, died in February 1990 and was buried in the Ft. Leavenworth National Cemetery. The Consalus Funeral Home of Clinton has placed his cremated remains with those of his wife.

MACKEY, Ross LaVerne
 Clinton Daily Democrat, 4 June 2003 
Ross LaVerne Mackey was born November 8, 1933, at Lowry City, son of Horace and Rosa Cross Mackey. He died May 19, 2003, at his home. December 3, 1956, he married Anna Huff. He served in the United States Navy. He was self-employed and a cattle trader. Preceding him in death were his parents; one great-grandson, Cory Bennick, and one great-granddaughter, Breanna Jones. Survivors include his wife, Anna, of the home; one son, Steve R. Mackey, Clinton; three daughters, Mary Mickle, Lowry City, Brenda Van Eaton and husband, Randall, Clinton, Joetha Waggoner and husband Gary, Deepwater; one stepdaughter, Marilyn Suminski and husband Pat, Kingman, Arizona; three sisters, Doris Neagle and husband Keith, Kansas City, Mildred Nible and husband Bob, Independence, Virginia Carter, Clinton; one brother Edgar Mackey, Tulsa, Oklahoma; 11 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held May 21 at the Consalus-Bradley Chapel, with Rev. Durward Scott officiating. Serving as pallbearers were Brian Carter, Keith Neagle, Gary Waggoner, Steven D. Mackey, Tom Hess, Leo Huff and Steve R. Mackey. Burial was in Lowry City Cemetery.

MAGGARD, Janice Mae Roberts
Kansas City Star, 26 March 2005
Janice Mae Maggard, was born, Oct. 2, 1938, in Kansas City, MO, to James William and Lillian Mae Lanning Roberts. She passed away March 22, 2005, at Liberty Hospital, in Liberty, MO. Janice graduated from Paseo High School, and attended St. Lukes Nursing Program before marrying John (Joe) Maggard, on Dec. 26, 1958. She then devoted her life to her family. They moved to California for 11 years, before moving the family back to Missouri to settle in St. Clair County, MO. The family moved overseas and traveled, which she truly enjoyed and accomplished visiting 35 countries. Upon returning to the States she became active in the Alter Society and the St. Clair County Quilters Guild. Janet loved having her grandchildren around and taking them on trips to the West Coast, East Coast and the Gulf. She always gave with a big heart and is remembered by many for her kindness and generosity. Janice was preceded in death by her mother, Lillian M. Roberts. She is survived by her husband, John "Joe" Maggard, of the home; her children, John Maggard, and wife, Mary, James Maggard, and wife, Angela, Dr. Elizabeth Crowly, and husband, Tom, Jeff Maggard; father, James W. Roberts; sister, Carol A. Hoover, seven grandchildren, other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be Monday, March 28, at 11 a.m., at St. Catherine's Catholic Church, in Osceola. Burial will be Tuesday, March 29, at 11 a.m., at the Missouri Veteran's Cemetery, Springfield, MO. Family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Sunday with Rosary Services at 7:30 p.m., at the Sheldon-Goodrich Funeral Home in Osceola, 417-646-8135.

MAGGARD, Janice Mae Roberts
St. Clair County Courier, 1 April 2005
Janice Mae Maggard was born Oct. 2, 1938, in Kansas City to James William and Lillian Mae Lanning Roberts. She passed away March 22, 2005, at Liberty Hospital in Liberty. Janice graduated from Paseo High School and attended St. Lukes Nursing Program before marrying John "Joe" Maggard on Dec. 26, 1958.
Janice was preceded in death by her mother, Lillian M. Roberts. She is survived by her husband, John Maggard, of the home: his wife, Mary, James Maggard and his wife, Angela, Dr. Elizabeth Crowley and her husband, Tom, Jeff Maggard; her father, James W. Roberts; her sister, Carol A. Hoover; seven grandchildren and other relatives and friends. Services for Janice were Monday, March 28, at St. Catherine's Catholic Church with Father Tom Hermes officiating. Muscial Selections were "How Great Thou Art" and "Be Not Afraid" with Barbara Garlick, organist. Casketbearers were Frankie Maggard, Chris Lewer, Tim Maggard and Michael Zents. Interment was Tuesday, March 29, at the Missouri Veterans Cemetery, Springfield, under the direction of Sheldon-Goodrich Funeral Home.

MAGGARD, Janice Mae Roberts
Clinton Daily Democrat, 28 March 2005
Janice Mae Maggard was born October 2, 1938, in Kansas City to James William and Lillian Mae Lanning Roberts, and died Tuesday, March 22, 2005, at Liberty Hospital, Liberty. She graduated from Paseo High School and attended St. Luke's Nursing Program before marrying John (Joe) Maggard December 26, 1958. They moved to California for 11 years before moving the family back to Missouri to settle in St. Clair County. She was active in the Altar Society and the St. Clair County Quilters Guild. She was preceded in death by her mother Lillian M. Roberts. She is survived by her husband John "Joe" Maggard, of the home; her children, John Maggard and wife Mary, James Maggard and wife Angela, Dr. Elizabeth Crowley and husband Tom, Jeff Maggard; her father James W. Roberts; sister Carol A. Hoover; seven grandchildren, other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were Monday, March 28, at St. Catherine's Catholic Church in Osceola. Burial will be Tuesday, March 29, at the Missouri Veteran's Cemetery, Springfield.

MAGGARD, Peggy M.
St. Clair County Courier, 18 October 2007
Peggy M. Maggard, a native of Kansas City, and long time resident of San Antonio, died Oct. 2, 2007. Born Jan. 18, 1922, she graduated from St. Mary's College, Leavenworth, Kan., and was an accomplished linguist.
Retired from the United States Foreign Service, she achieved a higher rank than any woman predecessor. She served with distinction in a variety of locations, including Mexico, Guatemala, Denmark, Romania, Iraq, Greece, El Salvador, Venezuela, and Vietnam. A member of St. Anthony's Catholic parish in San Antonio, she also served on the Diocesan Bishop's Committee for more than 10 years. She is preceded in death by her parents, Francis and Serra Maggard; and a brother, Thomas F. Maggard. Survivors include siblings, Genie (Thomas) Cox, Kansas City; Henry (Helen) Maggard, Kansas City; Dr. Patricia (Charles) Neal, Mobile, Ala.; John J. Maggard, Osceola; Dr. Michael (Patricia) Maggard, Wellesley, Mass.; and Barbara (Jerry) Costello, Redmond, Wash.; adn 27 nieces and nephews. Memorial Mass was Friday, Oct. 5, at St. Anthony de Padua church in San Antonio with Reverend William Collins officiating. Interment will be held at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Kansas City, at a later date. Memorials may be made to the Cancer Therapy and Research Center, 7979 Wurzbach Rd., Urschel Tower, Ste. 600, San Antonio, TX  78229.

MAGGARD, Peggy M.
Kansas City Star, 25-27 October 2007
Peggy M. Maggard, a native of Kansas City, Mo., and longtime resident of San Antonio, died October 2, 2007. Born January 18, 1922, she graduated from St. Mary's College, Leavenworth, Kan., and was an accomplished linguist. Retired from the United States Foreign Service, she achieved a higher rank than any woman predecessor. She served with distinction in a variety of locations, including Mexico, Guatemala, Denmark, Romania, Iraq, Greece, El Salvador, Venezuela, and Vietnam. A member of St. Anthony's Catholic parish in San Antonio, she also served on the Diocesan Bishop's Committee for more than 10 years. She is preceded in death by her parents, Francis and Serra Maggard, and a brother, Thomas F. Maggard. Survivors include siblings: Genie (Thomas) Cox, Kansas City, Mo., Henry (Helen) Maggard, Kansas City, Mo., Dr. Patricia (Charles) Neal, Mobile, Ala., John J. Maggard, Osceola, Mo., Dr. Michael (Patricia) Maggard, Wellesley, Mass., and Barbara (Jerry) Costello, Redmond, Wash., and 27 nieces and nephews. Memorial services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, October 27, 2007, at St. Thomas Moore Church in Kansas City, Mo. Interment will be at Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Cancer Therapy & Research Center, 7979 Wurzbach Road, Urschel Tower, Suite 600, San Antonio, TX 78229. Arrangements entrusted to Puente & Sons Funeral Chapels, 3520 S. Flores, San Antonio, TX 78204, at (210) 533-5300.

MAINARD, Helen Nadine Reeves
Kansas City Star, June 13, 1997
Helen Nadine Mainard was born September 15, 1923, in Hardy, AR, to Sam and Beatrice Young Reeves, and passed away Wednesday, June 11, 1997, at the Country Villa Health Care Center at the age of 73. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Saturday, June 14, at the Sheldon-Goodrich Funeral Home, Osceola, MO; burial will follow in the Macedonia Cemetery, near Vista, MO. The family will receive friends 7-8 p.m. tonight at the funeral home. Helen was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Gene Reeves; and her faithful companion of 27 years, Earl Frye. She is survived by two sons, Gene Koenig and wife, Glenda, of Weaubleau, MO, and Gary Koenig and wife, Lynnette, of Independence, MO; two brothers, Adrian F. Reeves, of Osceola, MO, and Harold Reeves, of North Kansas City, MO; eight grandchildren; and ten great-grandchildren. (Arrangements: Sheldon-Goodrich Funeral Home, Osceola, MO)

MAJORS, Margaret H. Holland
Margaret H. Majors, 96, died at the Appleton City Manor Nursing Home on January 6, 1995. She was born July 22, 1898, in Bates County, the daughter of Charles J. and Sarah (Hardy) Holland. Mrs. Majors attended high school in Springfield, otherwise all of her life was spent in the Appleton City area. She was a member of the First Christian Church in Appleton City, and later transferred her membership to the Spring Grove Presbyterian Church. She was united in marriage to Estil Majors on December 15, 1920, in St. Clair County and to this union three daughters were born. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, five brothers, one sister, one half-sister, a daughter, Eloise Scott, and a great-grandson, Jimmy Davis. She is survived by two daughters, Thelma Davis and Mary Lou Phinney, and her husband, Gene, all of Appleton City; four grandchildren, Larry Davis of Rockport, Texas, Jim Davis of Appleton City, Pat Sechler of Springfield, and Mike Scott of Dallas, Texas; 10 great-grandchildren, 12 great-great-grandchildren and a cousin, Murrel Smith of Appleton City. Funeral services were Monday, January 9, at 2 p.m. at the Hill & Son Funeral Home. Rev. Larry Wheeler officiated. Burial was in Appleton City Cemetery. 

MAJORS, Mary Elizabeth Allis
Clinton Daily Democrat, 23 August 2006
Mary Elizabeth Majors, 92, Appleton City, daughter of Algenor Everett and Mary Effie (Smith) Allis, was born in Clinton on January 26, 1914, and she died Monday, August 21, 2006, at Ellett Memorial Hospital in Appleton City. She graduated from Appleton City High School in 1931 where she met and later married Roy E. Majors. She worked in Appleton City for United Telephone Company, transferring to Pleasant Hill, where she retired after 31 years of service. She soon moved back to Appleton City. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Appleton City and a very faithful member. She was also a member of the Rebekah Lodge in Appleton City and a lifetime member of the VFW Auxiliary in Harrisonville. Preceding her in death were her parents; two brothers, Ralph Allis and James Everett Allis; three sisters, Esther Lowe, Velma Irene Allis and Eda Lee Tidrow.
Survivors include one son Robert L. Majors of Oakland, California; one sister Wilma L. McCown of Appleton City; numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be Saturday, August 26, at Hill & Son Funeral Home, Appleton City. Burial will be in Appleton City Cemetery.

MALEY, Joseph Henry
St. Clair County Courier, 1 September 2006
Joseph Henry Maley, 90, was born on June 15, 1916 to Joseph Albert and Jennie Mae Maley and passed away on August 23, 2006 in Truman Lake Manor in Lowry City. Joseph and his mother Jennie lived in Garrett, Kan. for several years. On February 18, 1939, Joseph was united in marriage to Mildred Gibson in Iola, Kan. They made their home in Wichita, Kan. for many years. Joseph was a member of the Bestor G. Brown Lodge #435 for 54 years and retired from Boeing on March 1, 1979 after 33 years. After his retirement, Joseph bought the farm in Lowry City and enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening, caring for his cattle and just living on his farm. Joseph was preceded in death by his wife, Mildred, two sons, Joseph Patrick and Steven Lee, his parents Joseph and Jennie, five brothers and six sisters. Joseph is survived by his son Garry of Wichita, Kan., one daughter Cora Thomas of Osceola, eight grandchildren, thirteen great-grandchildren nd four great-great-grandchildren. Services were Sat., Aug. 25 at Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel, officiated by Minister Sam Masten. Music selection was, "Peace In The Valley", "In The Garden" and "Go Rest High On That Mountain" sung by Roger Powell, accompanist and Nona Hahn, vocalist. Casketbearers were Chris Newell, Justin Maley, Josh Maley, Dale Thomas, Gary Paul Maley and David Thomas. Interment was in Kidds Chapel Cemetery. Arrangements were made by Sheldon-Goodrich Funeral Home, Osceola.

MALEY, Mildred Mae Gibson
Clinton Daily Democrat, 21 February 2001
Mildred Mae Maley was born April 8, 1921 in Neosho Falls, Kansas to Benjamin and Cora Burton Gibson, and died Sundary, February 18, 2001 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Kansas City. On February 18, 1939, she married Joseph Henry Maley. The Maleys spent much of their married lives in the Wichita, Kansas area. They moved to rural Lowry City over 20 years ago. She was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her parents; six brothers, Melvin, Herman, Samuel, Benjamin, Hubert and Paul Gibson; two sisters, Joyce Bull and Bernice Barton. She is survived by her husband, Joseph, of the home; two sons, Garry Maley of Wichita, Kansas, and Steven Maley of Wichita, Kansas; one daughter, Cora Thomas, Osceola; one sister, Betty McNutt of Deer Park, Texas; eight grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren. Funeral services were Wednesday at Sheldon Goodrich Chapel. Burial was in Kidds Chapel Cemetery.

MALEY, Steven Lee
Clinton Dailey Democrat, 6 March 2003
Steven Lee Maley, 53, Wichita, Kansas, died Tuesday, March 4, 2003 at Via Christie St. Francis Hospital, Wichita, Kansas. Funeral Services will be Saturday, March 8 at Kidds Chapel Church, near Lowry City, with burial in Kidds Chapel Cemetery.

MALLICOAT, Alma Jannete Dunn
Clinton Daily Democrat, 20 March 2003
Alma Jannete Mallicoat was born September 13, 1907, in Monegaw Springs, to Otto Mansfield and Mayme Waugh Dunn and died Monday, March 17, 2003, at her home in Osceola. She was married to Frank Mallicoat in 1925. She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank; her parents; three sisters, Ethel Fields, Mabel Rose and Essie Cole; one brother, Ken Dunn. She is survived by her children, Grace Dutcher of Monegaw Springs and B. J. Mallicoat of Rockville; six grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, 12 great-great-grandchildren, many nephews, nieces and friends. Graveside services were Thursday, March 20, at Benton Green Cemetery.

MALLICOAT, Samuel
Appleton City Journal
The remains of Samuel Mallicoat, whodied last week at his home at Lee's Summit, passed through Osceola last Thursday on the way to the Roscoe cemetery where they were iterred. Mr. Mallicoat was about seventy three years of age.

MALONE, Leroy J.
Clinton Daily Democrat, July 1991
Leroy J. Malone, 75, Clinton, passed away July 1, 1991, at the Golden Valley Memorial Hospital. He was born at Appleton City, the son of Roy and Ethel Stickrod Malone and one of six children. Four sisters and his parents preceded him in death. His early years were spent in the Brownington area and later years in Windsor. During World War II he lived in California where he worked at Mare Island Naval Yard as a welder on submarines. At Windsor he operated a machine shop, an excavating service and 11 years before retirement as Windsor's city foreman. He was a member of Windsor IOOF Lodge. After retirement in rural Deepwater, he enjoyed hunting and fishing, gardening and visiting with friends at his workshop. Survivors include his wife Ceola of the home; a daughter Patricia Abad and husband Lou of Fairbanks, Alaska; one sister Corky Voss, Brownington, and three grandchildren, Chris Abad, Matt Abad and Heather Abad, all of Fairbanks, Alaska, and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Friday, July 5, 1991, at 2 p.m. at the Vansant-Mills Chapel, Clinton, with the Rev. Ron Chastine officiating. Pallbearers were John Cantrell, Norman Cantrell, Gerald Cox, Ernie Smith, Denver Houk and Keith Vogt. The honorary pallbearers were Roehl Church, Virgil Tobaden, Charles Church and Jack Moree. Burial was held at the Maplewood Cemetery in Brownington, under the direction of Vansant-Mills Funeral Home.

MANBECK, Belvia Ellen Dody   
 Clinton Daily Democrat, November 1996
Belvia Ellen Manbeck, daughter of William F. and Cordia Maude Bradon Dody, was born March 15, 1906, in St. Clair County and died Wednesday, October 30, 1996, at Truman Lake Manor, Lowry City. Belvia was married to Albert Henry Manbeck on March 15, 1924. Albert preceded her in death. She is survived by one son, Glen H. Manbeck and wife, Alice, of Deepwater; one daughter, Doris Jean Lucas and husband Don, of Belle Vista, Arkansas; three sisters-in-law, Margaret Ruth Dody Williams and Blanche Manbeck, both of Clinton, and Cora Davis of Deepwater; seven grandchildren, Deborah Carrasco and Valerie Carollo, both of Independence, Paula Kuepper, Overland Park, Kansas, John Manbeck, Deepwater, Bart Lucas, Basehor, Kansas, Lisa Lucas and Jane Gieselman, belle Vista, Arkansas, as well as nine great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson; nine step-grandchildren; 16 step-great-grandchildren and four step-great-great-grandsons. Funeral services were held at the Vansant-Mills Chapel Saturday, November 2, at 11 a.m. with Rev. Marshall Dark officiating. Pallbearers were John Manbeck, Jeremy Kuepper, Bart Lucas, Ryan Kuepper, Damon Carrasco and Dale Gieselman. Honorary pallbearers were Deborah Carrasco, Lisa Lucas, Paula Kuepper, Jane Gieselman, Valerie Carollo. Burial was in the Maplewood Cemetery, Brownington, under the direction of Vansant-Mills Funeral Home of Clinton.

MANBECK, Blanche Irene Underwood  
 Clinton Daily Democrat , 23 February 2001
Blanche Irene Manbeck was born April 28, 1913, in Ohio, Missouri, the daughter of Elmer and Beatrice Inskeep Underwood. She died February 15, 2001. She married Jake Manbeck and three children were born to this union. She was a seamstress and worked at Unitog for 10 years. She lived in the St. Clair and Henry County areas most of her life, moving here from Clarksville, Arkansas. Survivors include one son, Ret. Col. Jack Manbeck and wife Phyllis, Fairfax, Virginia; one son-in-law, Robert Henson, Clinton; four grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Her parents, husband, one daughter, Patricia Henson, and one son who died in infancy preceded her in death. Funeral services were held February 19 at Consalus Chapel, Clinton, with Rev. William Ritchie officiating. Pallbearers were Jackie Manbeck, Kevin Manbeck, Robert Henson, Kyle Henson, Jackie Albin and Duane Hart. Burial was in Deepwater Cemetery.

MANN, Charles Omer
Osceola Library Files -Charles Omer Mann, 1970
Funeral services for Charles O. Mann were conducted at Isbell-Carothers chapel Monday, April 27, at 2 o’clock, the Rev. Charles Shumaker officiating. Rev. Shumaker sang “How Beautiful Heaven Must Be” and “Sweet By and By”. Interment was in El Dorado Springs cemetery. Pallbearers were Clell Reed, Neil Coleman, John Hunter, Elton Brown, Curtis Alexander, Ronald Alexander. Charles Omer Mann of El Dorado Springs, the son of Josiah and Zerah Mann, was born January 19, 1884, in Warren Co., Mo. He died April 26 at the age of 86. He was married to Kate L. Nichols October 31, 1906. A daughter and a son preceded him in death. He had been a member of the Tiffin Baptist church for 64 years. Surviving are his wife, Kate; two sons, Marvin of Arkadelphia, Ark., and C.O. of Springfield, Mo.; seven grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; one sister, Carrie Nichols, El Dorado Springs; many other relatives and friends.

MANN, Elsie Lenora Myers
Osceola Library Files, 1970
Elsie Lenora Myers was born near Arapho, Neb., the daughter of Gilbert and Georgia Hopkins Myers on October 17, 1888, and died December 5, 1970. She was 82 years old. At the age of 12 years she moved with her parents to Phillip County, Kas., and later moving to Roscoe, Mo., where she married George W. Mann on September 4, 1912. They were parents of six children. They spent their entire married life in St. Clair and Cedar County, Mo. As a young woman she was converted and at the time of her death was a member of the First Baptist Church of El Dorado Springs. She is survived by five children; three daughters, Stella Mae Clason, Halstead, Ks., Odessa Moffat, Piedmont, Okla., Eilene Johnson, El Dorado Springs; two sons, Wilbur, Schell City, Edgar, Enid, Okla.; 16 grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; four sisters; two brothers. She was preceded in death by her husband in 1962; one infant son, Stanley Ray; two sisters; two brothers and a granddaughter. She was a faithful and loving wife, mother and grandmother, devoting her life to the happiness and welfare of her family. She will be sadly missed by many relatives and friends. Services were conducted at the First Baptist church Monday, December 7 at 2 p.m., the Rev. Charles Shumaker officiating. Interment was in the city cemetery under the direction of Isbell-Carothers. -- Note: Pleasant Springs / Oyer Cemetery record lists: Stanley Ray Mann, son of G.& E., born 18 June 1913; died 18 June 1913.

MANN, Mary Virginia Gresham
El Dorado Sun
Mary Virginia Mann, 95, Lebanon, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2008, at St. John's Hospital – Lebanon. She was born Jan. 2, 1913, in Nevada, to Henry P. and Nettie B. (Morgan) Gresham. Virginia was married to Nobel Mann on Feb. 6, 1932, in El Dorado Springs. To this union two children were born, Joe Wilmer and Doris Jean. While living in Appleton City, Virginia spent 27 years raising dogs in her kennel. During this time she did laundry for other people. Virginia was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, Ray Gresham and Robert Gresham. She is survived by one son, Joe Wilmer Mann – Sunrise Beach; one daughter Doris Jean Tenholder – Columbia; two sisters, Virgie Shaw and Dorothy Kramer, both of El Dorado Springs, four grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and 11 great-great-grandchildren. Graveside services and interment under the direction of Hackleman and Sons Funeral Home were held at Pleasant Grove Cemetery, near Taberville, on Sunday, Jan. 27, with Rev. James Coleman officiating. As Virginia requested, the song, “How Great Thou Art,”was sung.

MANNING, Alta Lee
Clinton Daily Democrat, 5 December 2001
Alta Lee Manning, 75, Lowry City, died Sunday, December 2, 2001, at Truman Lake Manor, Lowry City. She was a retired waitress. Funeral services will be Friday, December 7, at 1 p.m. in the Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel. Private family burial will be at a later date.

MANUEL, Ada Harmon
Clinton Daily Democrat, August 1998
Mrs. Ada Manuel, 102, Osceola, died Wednesday, August 5, 1998, at Truman Lake Manor in Lowry City. She is survived by one son, Denzel Guy Manuel of Lowry City; three daughters, Mrs. Wanda Thomas, Mrs. Nina Johnston and Mrs. Ermalee Leiber, all of Osceola. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, August 8, at the Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel in Osceola. Burial will be in the Osceola Cemetery.

MANVILLE, Child - Daughter of O.R.
Clinton, Missouri newspaper, 19 May 1892
The three year old daughter of O. R. Manville at Hartwell was drowned by falling in a cistern Monday evening. Mrs. Manville had been helping a daughter of J. V. Swearinger clean house and as the little girl desired to be with the other children, let her go out. In about half an hour, when her mother was ready to go home, the child was missing. And as the cistern cover was tilted, she looked in and, to her horror, there was the missing one, dead. The cistern is 15 feet with 10 feet of water. Two boys were attracted by the mother's screams and with the assistance of Lee Bensley, who was there in a few seconds, the body was brought to the surface. An inquest was conducted and found accidental death by drowning. The child's father was in Appleton City on business and arrived home Tuesday and in the afternoon the remains were buried at Norris graveyard.

MARKHAM, Ella Mae Long
Nevada Daily Mail, Saturday, 11 August 2007
Ellen Mae Markham, 70, of Nevada, died on Friday Aug. 10, 2007, at her home in Nevada, following a short illness. She was born on Oct. 23, 1936, in Odessa, Mo. to Theodore H. Long and Vada Belle Tye Long.
Ellen grew up and graduated from high school in Freeman, Mo. in 1956. That same year, she made the Kansas City Dawns professional basketball team, which she was a member of until her marriage to George E. Markham on March 9, 1956. Ellen was a homemaker most of her life. She worked for Bennie's Bar-B-Q for a time and Bob's Produce for 10 years. She became a member and tended barst the Nevada Eagles Lodge in 1990, where she held every officwe except "Inside Guard" for the Women's Auxilliary. She was also past "Eagle's Mother of the Year." Ellen also worked several years in the Housekeeping department of Beverly Healthcare in Nevada.
Survivors include one son, Clinton Wayne Markham and his wife Tammy, of El Dorado Springs, five daughters, Shelia Lynn Craighead and her husband Richard of Tulsa, Okla., Brenda Gail DuVall and her husband Eddie, of Tulsa, Okla., Linda Jo Holland and her husband Ed, of Nevada, Cheryl Branson of Tampa, Fla. and Debbie Beard and her husband William of Adrian, Mo. Two brothers, Franklin Long and his wife Millie, of Harrisonville, Mo. and John Mackey Long and his wife Wendy, of Poplar Bluff, Mo. She was preceded in death by her husband George in 1973, daughter Rhonda Lee Lewis in 2001, two infant children, Gary Wayne in 1956 and Georgenna Marie in 1960. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 15, at Ferry Funeral Home in Nevada, with David Rorabaugh officiating. Interment will follow in the Pleasant Grove Cemetery near Taborville, Mo. Friends may call now until the hour of service and the family will receive friends from 6-7 p.m. on Tuesday evening.

MARQUIS, Gerald Lavern
Funeral Announcement, Osceola Library Files
Gerald Lavern Marquis. Date of Birth: June 13, 1930; Date of Death: May 21, 1951. Date and Hour of Service: Wednesday, May 23, 2:00 p.m. Held From: Roscoe Christian Church. Clergyman: Rev. Albert Gaston. Place of Interment: Love Cemetery.

MARQUIS, Sarah E. Westfall
Osceola Herald, 27 October 1870
Marquis, Sarah E., wife of Dr. A.C. Marquis, died October 18, 1870 of typhoid fever, aged 29 years, 9 months, 7 days. Born in Pike County, Ohio, her father H.L. Westfall, emigrated to Missouri in 1852, and settled in the western part of this county. She married in 1863, and leaves a husband, four children, her mother and a sister.

MARSHALL, Clarence Jr.
Billings Gazette, 2 December 2004
Clarence Marshall Jr. started his trek through life on Oct. 26, 1926. The son of Clarence and Mabel Marshall, brother to Donald (Bud) and Darrell Marshall, Eileen Gardner, Dorothy Dooley (deceased), Ruby Zieski and Sharon Greenwood. Clarence passed away Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2004. On Oct. 7, 1950, he married Florence J. Soelter (deceased), who was the true love of his life and who gave him five children who he loved unconditionally: John Soelter (Billings), Sandra Johnson (Altamonte Springs, Fla.), Connie Trautmann (Billings), Clarence Marshall III (Billings) and Patrick Marshall (deceased). A man whose lineage will continue on through his 11 grandchildren and the continuing growth of his (currently numbered 15) great-grandchildren which he had always considered a gift from his beloved Florence. With his passing, family and friends will remember a man who could be giving to a fault, who enjoyed being with people of all ages and especially looked forward to visits from his grandchildren and their children. Be not sad of his passing, but glad that he has gone on to a peaceful place that has loved ones waiting for him and he will want no more. Smile and laugh when your mind's eye glimpses him and his wife side by side as they for so many years were. See a whole man and whole woman whose love had endured through more hard times than good and raised a family that they were very proud of and is to be appreciated. His passing will increase the void in our lives that is created with the death of a person we care for, but we have the capacity to minimize the void through memories, his body is gone, he will not be forgotten. A viewing will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 3, at Cremation or Funeral Gallery. A memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 4, at Cremation or Funeral Gallery. Interment will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens.

MARSHALL, Clarence Sr.
Clarence Marshall Sr. came to Lambert in 1912, and homesteaded in 1915 in Bennie-Pierre, where he farmed until 1921. He worked as a typewriter repairman in Miles City, farmed near Sidney, moved to Billings in 1953 and retired from Western Lithograph in 1963. He served in the Army during World War I and was a member of the Methodist Church, VFW and Disabled American Veterans. Mr. Marshall, 93, of 3940 Rimrock Road, died of natural causes Saturday in Billings. Born in El Dorado Springs, Mo., he was a son of Early and Rosie L. Marshall. In 1921, he married Mabel E. Frettim in Sidney; she preceded him in death. Survivors include three sons, Donald J. “Bud” of Billings, Clarence Marshall Jr. in Fordia and Darrell L. of Lakeside; three daughters, Eileen Gardner of Bellevue, Wash., Ruby Zieske of Great Falls and Sharon Greenwood of Moore; 21 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren. Funeral services are pending in Michelotti-Sawyers Mortuary with burial in Sunset Memorial Gardens.

MARSHALL, Dalen S.
Kansas City Star, 21 January 1995
Dalen S. Marshall, 67, Rockville, Mo., formerly of this area, died Jan. 19, 1995, at the Veterans Hospital, Kansas City. Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Hill & Son Chapel, Appleton City, Mo.; burial in the Taberville Cemetery. Friends may call from 7 to 8 p.m. today at the chapel. The family suggests contributions to the American Cancer Society. Mr. Marshall was born in Harrisonville and lived in Rockville most of his life. He was a farmer. He was a Marine veteran of World War II and a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion. Survivors include his wife, Bernice Strickler Marshall of the home; a son, Deonne Marshall, Appleton City; two daughters, Starr Schenker, Rich Hill, Mo., and Misty Preston, Appleton City; a sister, Mary Wales, Kansas City; six grandchildren; and a great-grandson.

MARSHALL, Mabel E. Frettim
Mabel E. Marshall, 73, of 2023 9th Ave. N., who enjoyed sewing and cooking, died Dec. 17. Services were Dec. 20. She was born in Robinson, N.D., a daughter of Hans and Jensine Frettim, who moved to Sidney in 1914. She married Clarence Marshall in 1921 and they ranched near Richey, then lived in Helena, Miles City and Sidney before moving to Billings in 1953. Survivors include the widower; three daughters, Mrs. Eileen Gardner of Bellevue, Wash., Mrs. Ruby Zieski of Sidney and Mrs. Sharon Greenwood of Moore; three sons, Donald (Bud) of Billings, Clarence of Florida and Darrell of Moore; 23 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

MARSHALL, Sarah Maude Dunham
St. Clair County Democrat, 29 July 1948
Sarah Maude Dunham was born January 15, 1899 and departed this life at the Appleton City Hospital July 22, 1948 at the age of 49 years, 6 months and 7 days. She was united in marriage to Willie Marshall September 16, 1916. To this union seven children were born, one dying in infancy. She is survived by her husband, Willie Marshall, and six children as follows: Mildred of the home, Mrs. John Perry of Ohio P.O., Mrs. Orvil Butler, Stockton, Mrs. Elvin Dines, Rockville, Mrs. Charles Clark of Elden and Elvin of Rockville. Other relatives include a brother Lewis Dunham of Osceola, a sister Mrs. Aaron Weant, Monegaw Springs, thirteen grandchildren, two nieces and three nephews. She will be missed by her husband, children, other loved ones and many friends and neighbors. Funeral services were held in the Mt. Zion Church Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock with the Rev. M.L. Smith of Appleton City officiating. Burial was in the Church cemetery under the direction of the Goodrich Funeral Home of Osceola.

MARSHALL, William Elvin
William Elvin Marshall, son of Willie and Sarah Maude Dunham Marshall, was born September 12, 1924 in St. Clair County. He departed this life February 10, 2001. Elvin grew up with his parents and five sisters in St. Clair County. He served in WW II and attained the rank of Sergeant. He was wounded in France and received the Purple Heart. He was also awarded four Bronze Stars and numerous other medals and commendations. He was honorably discharged on October 19, 1945. After serving in WW II, Elvin married Evelyn June Masten. They had two children, a son Bill, and daughter June. Other than living for a brief period in Colorado, they lived in St. Clair County near Osceola. They have spent over 55 years enjoying their farm, gardening, music, art, traveling, children, grandchildren, family and friends. Elvin is preceded in death by his parents and two sisters. He is survived by his wife June, of the home; three sisters, Cecil Perry of Lowry City, Alice Larsen of Osceola and Mildred Allen of Lamar; one son, Bill Marshall and his wife Jane of Clinton; one daughter, Jane Courson Nobles of St. Marks, Florida; three grandsons, Casey Charles Courson of St. Marks, Florida, and Will and John Marshall of Clinton; three great-granddaughters, Gena Land Defend of Crawfordville, Florida, Amy Lin Courson Peltier of Tallahassee, Florida, and Jill Courson Kemp of Crawfordville, Florida; four great-grandsons, Austin Peltier of Tallahassee, Florida, Dayne Land of Crawfordville, Florida, Dalton Cox of Tallahassee, Florida, and Tayle Seay of Tallahassee, Florida; one great-great-grandson, Chandler Seay of Tallahassee, Florida; and countless friends. A memorial service for Elvin will be held Wednesday February 14 at 10:00 a.m. in the Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel with burial at a later date.

MARSHALL, William D.
Willie Marshall - Willie Marshall, son of Earl and Rosa Martin Marshall, was born November 3, 1896 in St. Clair County. He passed away February 27, 1985 at the Community Care Center in El Dorado Springs, Mo.
He was united in marriage to Sarah Maude Dunham on September 16, 1916. To this union five girls and two boys were born. Alva Willis, who died in infancy, Cecil, Gertie Lee, Mildred, Elvin, Alice and Erma. He also raised a grandson, J. W., as a son. Willie was preceded in death by his wife Maude, and a daughter Gertie Lee Butler. Willie married Wilma Bouse on October 1, 1955 and became a father to her three daughters, Lela, Patty and Doris. Willie was not a joiner of organizations but he loved people and leaves a multitude of friends of all ages. He enjoyed having family and friends in for music, cards or just visiting. His hobbies included playing the fiddle and up until the last year made garden and cared for a small flock of chickens. He will be sadly missed by his loving wife, Wilma, of the home; four daughters, Mrs. Mildred Allen of Lamar, Mo., Mrs. Alice Larsen and husband, Ralph, Mrs. Cecil Perry of Osceola and Mrs. Erma Bryant of Soaplake, Washington; one son, Elvin and wife June of Osceola; three step-daughters, Mrs. Lela Thomas and husband Harlan of El Dorado Springs, Mo., Mrs. Doris Butler and husband Byron of Osceola and Mrs. Patty Buckner of Independence, MO.; one brother, Clarence Marshall of Billings, Montana; 33 grandchildren, 52 great-grandchildren, and 5 great-great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and many friends. Services were held Saturday, March 2 at 1:00 p.m. at Goodrich Chapel in Osceola, with Rev. Jack Kiefer officiating. Music selections were by Richard Sunderwirth accompanied by Mrs. Gail Ingle. Casket bearers were Omer Hadsall, Rayborn Motley, Rollin Motley, Wade Osburn, Ed Dunham, and Jim Dunham. Interment was in the Taberville Cemetery under the direction of Randy Sheldon, Goodrich Funeral Home of Osceola.

MARSHALL, William D.
Kansas City Star, 27 February 1985
El Dorado Springs - Willie Marshall, 88, El Dorado Springs, died Wednesday at a hospital in El Dorado Springs. He was born in St. Clair County, Mo., and had lived in the El Dorado Springs area 10 years. Mr. Marshall was a farmer before he retired. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Wilma Marshall of the home; a son, Elvin Marshall, Osceola, MO.; four daughters, Mrs. Mildred Allen, Lamar, Mo., Mrs. Alice Larsen and Mrs. Cecil Perry of Osceola, and Mrs. Erma Bryant, Soap Lake, Wash.; three stepdaughters, Mrs. Lela Thomas, El Dorado Springs, Mrs. Doris Butler, Osceola, and Mrs. Patty Buckner, Independence; a brother, Clarence Marshall, Billings, Mont.; 26 grandchildren; seven step-grandchildren; 52 great-grandchildren; and five great-great grandchildren. Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Goodrich Chapel, Osceola; burial in the Taberville (Mo.) Cemetery.

MARSHALL, Wilma Faye Bouse
Kansas City Star, 11 February 1998
Wilma Marshall, 85, Eldorado Springs, Mo., passed away Tuesday, February 10, 1998, at her home. Services will be announced by Sheldon Funeral Home, Eldorado Springs.

MARSHALL, Wilma Faye Bouse
Kansas City Star, 12 February 1998
Mrs. Wilma F. Marshall, 85, El Dorado Springs, Mo., passed away Tuesday, February 10, 1998, at her home. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Friday, February 13, at the Sheldon Chapel, El Dorado Springs; burial in Taberville Cemetery, Taberville, Mo.Visitation will be 7-8 p.m. Thursday, at the Sheldon Chapel. Arrangements: Shelton Funeral Home, El Dorado Springs, Mo.

MARSHALL, Wilma Faye Bouse
Clinton Daily Democrat, February 1998
Mrs. Wilma F. Marshall, 85, El Dorado Springs, died Tuesday, February 10, 1998, at her home. Mrs. Marshall was a former telephone switchboard operator. She had lived many years in the Taberville and ElDorado Springs areas. She is survived by three daughters, Lela Thomas of ElDorado Springs, Patty Sammon of Independence, and Doris McCormick of ElDorado Springs; five brothers, Donald Bouse of Clinton, Eugene Bouse of Tucson, Arizona, Harold Bouse of Independence, Cecil Bouse of Alamoosa, Colorado, and Clarence Bouse, Jr. of Tucson, Arizona; one sister, Mrs. LaVonne Pruitt of ElDorado Springs; four stepchildren, Cecil Perry of Lowry City, Alice Larsen of Osceola, Mildred Allen of Lamar and Elvin Marshall of Osceola; seven grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren and 19 step-grandchildren. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Friday, February 13, at the Sheldon Chapel in ElDorado Springs. Burial will be in the Taberville Cemetery.

MART, Nina C.
Appleton City Journal, 6 March 1980
Nina Mart - Services were held Feb. 19 at the Eckhoff-Hill Funeral Home at Appleton City with the Rev. Troy Payne officiating. Interment was in the Pleasant Grove Cemetery. Nina C. Mart was born May 22, 1952 in Quincy, Calif. In 1963 she moved to El Dorado Springs, Mo., and to Appleton City, Mo., in 1969. She was united in marriage to Joe Bill Mart on September 15, 1969 at the First Baptist Church of Appleton City. She resided in the Butler area eight years and the past two years in the rural Amoret area. Mrs. Mart was among many things an artist, a wonderful mother and wife. She was respected by others and well known for her work with the elderly the past four years while employed at Countryside Nursing Home in Butler. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Appleton City and a great believer in God and his works. Besides her husband she leaves two sons, Joe B. Mart, II, and Curtis Mart, and one daughter, Lora Mart, all of the home; her mother, Mrs. Myrtle Lewis, Appleton City, and her father of Quincy, Calif.; six brothers, David Charles Lewis, Rockville, Donald Earl Lewis, Clinton, and Daniel Lawrence Lewis, Delbert Lewis, Samuel Medaris and Smokey Medaris, all of Appleton City; one sister, Marian M. Smith, Amoret.

MARTIN, Alexander Columbus "Alec"
Venerable Resident Dies (1939) - The long life of A. C. Martin came to an abrupt close Saturday morning, September 2, at his home on the highway at the west edge of Deepwater. He had gone out that morning to cut down weeds on the lot next to his home, for he loved to have things in good shape about his place. His wife of 60 years, found him some time later, lying dead under a peach tree with his sickle nearby. Thus he went, without prolonged illness and suffering, busy to the last minute, ending a long and industrious life. A. C. Martin, last of 17 brothers and sisters, was born January 13, 1854, in Maries County, Missouri. There he grew to fine, stalwart manhood and was married to Levina D. Cooper, April 10, 1879. Mr. and Mrs. Martin moved to St. Clair County in 1881 and for many years lived on a farm west of Lowry City. He was thrifty, hard working, and applied intelligent methods to his farming operations. Through all these years his wife was his constant partner in every undertaking, pulling her share of the load, understanding her part in their work together. They had five children, one son being dead. Those living are: Mrs. James McGlade, Mrs. Ethel Welch, Deepwater; Alva Martin of the home; Earl Martin, Lowry City. There are 14 grandchildren, one of whom, Arleigh Martin, was taken into their home as a motherless infant of only a few days and reared by this good couple. They became like parents instead of grandparents, and Mr. Martin advised and guided his grandson like a father. There are three great grandchildren. Mr. Martin joined the Concord Baptist Church in 1884 and remained faithful to the end. Funeral services were conducted Sunday at 3:00 p.m. by Rev. Carpenter at the Deepwater Christian Church. Burial was at Lowry City Cemetery.

MARTIN, Charley Thomas
St. Clair County Courier, 17 August 2005
Charley Thomas Martin was born Aug. 25, 1926. He passed away July 5, 2005. He was a resident of St. Clair County for 25 years and a proud member of Friends of Brush Creek. Charley was employed at the age of 17 until his retirement with Garney Construction. He was a very devoted worker and father. Charlie’s passion was fishing and hunting. He was preceded in death by his parents and oldest son, Chuck Martin, and two siblings.
He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Evelyn; four children, Brenda, Gary, Terrie and Wilma “Willie”; one son-in-law, Robert Benedict; many grandchildren and great grandchildren; and his fishing buddy and friend, Ralph Green.

MARTIN, Gussie Lucille Doyel
St. Clair County Courier, 27 October 2006
Gussie Lucille Doyel was born to John Henry Doyel and Anna Elzina Rollins on January 13, 1915 and passed from this life on October 23, 2006; at the age of 91 years, 9 months and 10 days. Gussie was the lone survivor of 5 brothers; Clarence, Tom, Tim, Everett, and J.W. and 5 sisters; Edith, Eva, Gladys, Mary and Eula. Gussie was married to Everett Martin on December 7, 1934, at Fort Scott, KS. They were not married on Pearl Harbor day, but rather Japan attacked Pearl Harbor on their 7th wedding anniversary. Gussie met Everett Martin and he was introduced to her as Jurd and Gussie always called him Jurd and Jurdie. Gussie was baptized into the Church of Christ soon after her marriage to Jurdie, and has remained faithful to that faith in God and Christ. Jurdie was killed in a tractor accident April 25, 1975 and Gussie looked forward for more than 31 years to when she could again be with him. Gussie and Jurdie raised 2 children, Beverly Ann Neuenschwander and Kenneth Doyle Martin. Beverly preceded Gussie in death. Kenneth and wife, Christine, along with 5 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren mourn her passing, and at the same time know that Gussie is where she wanted to be for many years. Funeral services will be Saturday, October 28, 2006 at 2 p.m. at the Church of Christ in Collins, MO. Officiated by Rev. Leslie Case. Music selection will be "In The Garden", "Just A Closer Walk With Thee", Allen & Czerna Kauffman. Casketbearers will be Russell Coon, Jerry Sack, Mike Martin, Mark Martin, Andy Martin, M.G. Elwell. Interment in Robinson Cemetery. Arrangement by: Sheldon-Goodrich Funeral Home in Osceola.

MARTIN, Herald Lee
Kansas City Star, 30 September 2008
Herald Lee Martin passed away peacefully at Sac Osage Hospital in Osceola, Missouri on September 28, 2008. Herald was born on May 26, 1946 in North Kansas City, Missouri. He graduated from North Kansas City High School. Herald was drafted in the Army and served in the Vietnam War. He was a truck driver and retired from Trans Am Trucking. He was a lifelong member of VFW Post 4197 and a Mason in the Circle Lodge #342 He was preceded in death by his parents, Herald A. and Marjorie Martin; a son, Herald Lee Martin Jr.; his brother, Jimmie Lee Martin; his daughter-in-law, Tina Bell Jackman; and granddaughters, Virginia Dawn, Catherine Bell (Jenny) and Katie Jo Cutting. He is survived by his wife of 32 years, Barbara Kay Martin; sons, Jeff Martin and wife Cynthia and Eric Martin and wife Susie; one daughter, Debbie Jones; stepchildren, Anita Fox and husband Jim, Robert Jackman, Deanna Cutting and husband Todd, David Jackman and wife Tracy; grandchildren Mackenzie, Tori, Sebren, Jake, Jaxsen, Bryce, Brandon, Kevin, Haley, Emily, Mary, Michael, Alicia, Addy, Kristen, Alex and Kaitlyn; and great-grandchild, Jordan. Herald was an avid hunter, fisherman and BS'er and will be sincerely missed by his family and friends. Funeral services will be Wednesday, October 1 at 11 a.m. at Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel, Osceola, with burial in Benton Green Cemetery under direction of the Sheldon-Goodrich Funeral Home, Osceola, Mo. Family will receive friend from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home. (Arr. Sheldon-Goodrich Funeral Home, 417-646-8135)

MARTIN, Loretta Sylvania Ridgway
St. Clair County Courier, 15 September 2006
Loretta Sylvania Martin, 87, Sheldon, formerly of Humansville, died Monday, Sept. 11, 2006, at the home of her daugther, Mary Ellen Farmer, where she resided for the past 2 1/2 years. The daughter of Clarence Julius and Millie Bradshaw Ridgway, she was born at LaHarpe, Kan., Jan. 9, 1919. Loretta and Leonard Burl Martin were married May 4, 1940, and lived on a farm north of Humansville until Burl's death May 17, 1986. In addition to her husband, she was also preceded in death by her parents; a brother and sister-in-law, Jim and Della Ridgway; a sister, Betty Lewis; and a great-grandson. Loretta was a homemaker and lived at Circle Drive Apartments in Humansville for several years and attended the Humansville First Baptist Church. Survivors include two daughters, Kathleen Carroll and her husband, Harvey of Humansville and Mary Ellen Farmer of Sheldon; one brother and sister-in-law, Bob and Jackie Ridgway of Auburn, Mich.; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Jo Ann and Beryl Cooper of Owasso, Mich. and Ruth and Larry Butcher of Macelona, Mich.; five grandchildren, Rick Carroll and his wife, Sissy, Chuck Wigge, Loretta Beth Follin and her husband, Chris and Teresa Bray and her husband, Ryan; 14 great-grandchildren and three step-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held on Thursday, Sept. 14, in Murray Funeral Home, Humansville. Interment was in Humansville Cemetery.

MARTINEZ, Daniel Eugene
St. Clair County Courier, Friday, August 22, 2008
Danny Eugene Martinez was born Feb. 25, 1950, in Hutchinson, Kansas to Serafin and Jessie Martinez. He passed away Aug. 6, 2008 in his home after a brief illness. Danny was preceded in death by his parents, Serafin and Jessie Martinez; his brotherss, Joe, Robert and Jack Martinez; brother-in-law Marc Lloyd and nephew Jackson Plumlee. Danny is survived by his wife, Virginia; his daughter Lavon and husband, Tim Orrell, and their son Ryan; his son Robert Johnson and wife, Cia; his brother Eddie Martinez; sisters Cecilia Lloyd and Mary and her husband Jim Reinhart; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Services were held Monday, Aug. 11, at the St. Catherine's Catholic Church with Father Phil Egan officiating. Casketbearers were: Joe Hubbard, Jim Reinhart, James Reinhart, Mike Stomp, Larry Dutcher and Tim Orrell. Ryan Orrell was an honorary casketbearer.

MASSEY, Katherine Lucille Houston Hudson
St. Clair County Courier, Friday, 9 January 2009
Katherine Lucille Houston Hudson Massey died on Dec. 30, 2008, at Columbia, Mo. She was born on March 30, 1930 at Clinton to Pawnee Bert Houston and Gertie Hardy Houston who preceded her in death. Katherine was the second oldest of eight children. Katherine married Noble Lee Hudson on January 29, 1948 and Noble preceded her in death on July 5, 1953. Katherine and Noble had four children together: Nancy, Dale, Jim and Barbara. She married Ewell Massey sept. 10, 1955 and within the year Ewell Massey, Jr. was born. Katherine is preceded in death by her parents, Bert and Gertie Houston and her siblings, Darrell Ray, Charles, Coy, Bob and Darlene. She was preceded in death by her spouses, Noble and Ewell. She was preceded in death by her grandson Chad chavez and great-grandson Tyler Siesser. Surviving are her siblings: John Bert, Nova and Patty; her five children, Nancy, Dale, Jim, Barbara and Junior; six grandsons; three granddaughters and one great-grandson. The future holds two more great-grandchildren in 2009. Services were Jan. 2 at 1 p.m. at sheldon-Goodrich Chapel. Minister was Rev. Monty Montgomery. Music was "In the Garden" and "Amazing Grace" by Rev. and Mrs. Monty Montgomery and gail Ingle, accompanist. Casketbearers were Darrel Siesser, Rick Chavez, Michael Chavez, Matthew Hudson, Faron Clark, Noel Clark and Curtis Dennis. Interment was at Osceola Cemetery. Arrangements by Sheldon-Goodrich Funeral Home, Osceola.

MASTEN, Donald E.
Clinton Daily Democrat, 9 June 2003
Donald E. Masten, 64, Osceola, an electrician, died Friday, June 6, 2003, at St. Luke's Hospital in Kansas City. Funeral services were Monday, June 9, at 2 p.m. at Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel in Osceola. Burial was in Benton Green Cemetery, Osceola.

MASTERSON, Louisa Della
St. Clair County Democrat, Osceola, Missouri, 10 January 1935
Mrs. Della Masterson of Taberville passed away a week ago last Thursday and was laid to rest in the Taberville Cemetery, a week ago last Friday. She leaves two sons, T. O. of Kansas City, and Elton of Okla. and one daughter, Mrs. Andrew Disney of near Taberville and several grandchildren.

MATHEWS, Delouris Z. 
Kansas City Star, 21 March 2005
Delouris Z. Mathews, 82, of Raytown, MO, passed away March 20, 2005. Funeral service, will be Wednesday, March 23, at 2 p.m., at the Robinson Cemetery. Family will receive friends 12:30-1:30 p.m., Wednesday at the funeral home. (Arr: Sheldon-Goodrich Funeral Home, 417-646-8135).

MATHEWS, Johnny C. Sr.
Clinton Daily Democrat, 19 April 2002
Johnny C. Mathews, 80, Osceola, died Thursday, April 18, 2002, at Sac Osage Hospital, Osceola. He was a retired electrician. Funeral services will be Sunday, April 21, 2 p.m., at Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel, Osceola. Visitation will be 1-2 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

MATHEWS, Mary Lucille Robertson
Clinton Daily Democrat, 13 October 2003
Mrs. M. Lucille Mathews, 82, Osceola, formerly of Kansas City, died Friday, October 10, 2003, at Golden Valley Hospital in Clinton. Funeral services were Monday, October 13, at 11 a.m., at Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel in Osceola. Burial was in the Osceola Cemetery.

MATTHEWS, Alice Stiff
Hill & Son Funeral Home
September 7, 1913 - December 26, 2005 -- Graveside Services - Appleton City Cemetery Appleton City, Missouri; Thursday, December 29, 2005 1:00 PM. Minister - Reverend Ryan Stiffler. Memorial - Alzheimer’s Association. -- Alice Matthews, daughter of John Adams and Carrie (Harrison) Stiff was born on September 17, 1913 in Fresno California. She passed away on December 26, 2005 at Hardin Memorial Hospital in Elizabethtown, Kentucky at the age of 92 years. Mrs. Matthews worked as a school teacher in Irvington and the western part of Kentucky for most of her life. She was a former resident of Appleton City, Missouri before moving back to Kentucky for the remainder of her life. She was united in marriage to Melvin L. Matthews on February 11, 1942 in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Mr. Matthews passed away on February 20, 1995. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband. She is survived by her brother Duward Stiff of Brandenburg, Kentucky and two sisters; Mildred Keys of Clarkson, Kentucky and Jewel Higginbotham of Florida.

MAXWELL, Allen Leroy Jr.
St. Clair Courier, 21 October 2005
Allen Leroy Maxwell, Jr., beloved son of Allen Leroy Maxwell, Sr., and Larisa Maxwell was born April 8, 1970, in Palo Alto, Calif., and passed away October 13, 2005, at his home in Collins. He had several trades, some of which were mechanics, carpentry, working as a bouncer and a waiter. Allen’s biggest dream was to own a car repair shop specializing in brakes and tires. Allen is survived by his father, Allen Maxwell, Sr., and step mother, of Lake Forest Calif.; and his mother Larisa Maxwell of Collins. Services were held October 18, at Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel. The minister was Greg Mangum and interment was at Freeman Holsapple Cemetery.
Arrangements by C. Randy Sheldon, Sheldon-Goodrich funeral home.

MAYER, James Leonard Cauthon Sr.
Clinton Daily Democrat,  16 February 2001
James Leonard (Cauthon) Mayer, Sr., 75, died at his home in Springfield on Wednesday, February 14, 2001. He was born June 24, 1925, in Gerster, the son of Bill and Katie Cauthon. He was raised by his adoptive parents, Walter A. and Mabel Clay Mayer in Lowry City. After two years in the Navy during World War II he met and married Ina May Witham in 1946. They lived in Osceola and Clinton before moving to Springfield in 1951 where he worked as a clerk for the Frisco Railroad for 32 years. He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister. He is survived by his wife, Ina May; his sons, James L. Mayer, Jr. and his wife, Sue, Jack D. Mayer and his wife, Vicki, Ed Mayer and his wife, Lora and one daughter, Rena McCaskey and her husband, Roy; 13 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; his brother, Virgil Cauthon and his wife, Helen, and sister, Betty Thompson and her husband, Dick; one half-brother and two half sisters. Funeral services will be 3 p.m. Saturday at Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel, Osceola. Burial will be in the Lowry City Cemetery.

MAYER, Josephine Marie "Phiny"  
 Clinton Daily Democrat, March 1995
Josephine Marie Mayer, 76, Montrose, died March 8, 1995, at her home. She was born near Montrose on October 5, 1918, the daughter of Peter J. and Josephine (Schreier) Mayer. She began working as a seamstress for Cloverleaf Mfg. Co. in Appleton City. She had worked there for over 30 years and was still a prized employee at age 70. She is survived by two brothers, Bill Mayer of Everett, Wa., and Peter Mayer of Frankfort, S.D., and three sisters, Sister Agnella (Anna) of Glendora, Ca., Margaret Kernof Stanley, Wi., Rose Swaters of Montrose, several nieces, nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews, who lovingly called her Aunt Phiny. Funeral services will be held Saturday, March 11, at 10 a.m. at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Montrose. Father Robert Stone will officiate. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Montrose.

MAYER, Mary Margaret
 Clinton Daily Democrat, January 1995
Mary Margaret Mayer, 84, died Wednesday, January 18, 1995, at Ellett Memorial Hospital in Appleton City. She was born March 25, 1919, in Montrose, the daughter of Peter and Josephine Mayer. She was employed in Kansas City for 41 years where she was the homemaker for the Drees family. She cared for the two Drees children, Paul and Barbara, whose mother had died when they were at an early age. She was a member of Cure of Ars Catholic Church in Leawood, Ks. In 1980, she retired and moved back to Montrose where she made her home with her sister, Josephine, on the farm where she was born. She was a member of the Immaculate Conception Church in Montrose. She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Paul, and one sister, Leona Martin. She is survived by two brothers, Bill Mayer of Everett, Wa., and Peter Mayer, Frankfort, S.D.; four sisters, Sister Agnella (Anna) Glendore, Ca., Margaret Kern of Stanley, Wi., Josephine Mayer and Rose Swaters, both of Montrose, and many nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Saturday, January 21, at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Montrose. Father Robert Stone will officiate. Burial will be in the St. Mary's Cemetery, Montrose. Hill and Son Funeral Home of Appleton City is in charge of arrangements.

MAYFIELD, James Walker
Clinton, Missouri newspaper, April 1937
James Walker Mayfield, whose home was in Deepwater, died March 31, 1937, at the Research Hospital, Kansas City, where he underwent an operation for stomach ulcers the preceding Thursday. He had been ill about a week. He was born July 6, 1901, at Buffalo, Mo., and moved to Deepwater in 1914 with his parents, Mrs. and Mrs. J. H. Mayfield. Soon after he got employment at the W. S. Dickey Clay plant, where he since worked. He married Miss Clara Smith, June 27, 1925, and to this union were born three children, the youngest, James Perry, is left to comfort his mother. Deceased was an industrious young man, striving to surround his family with the best he could, encompassing their young son with a father's love mode more intense through the loss of two other little ones. He was devoted to his wife and sought to assist his mother, bereft of her husband about eight years ago. He is survived by his wife and five-year-old son, his mother, Mrs. J. H. Mayfield, a sister, Miss Edna and brothers Arvil and Leaford, all of Deepwater. Funeral services were conducted at the home at 2:30 p.m. Friday, by Rev. Amos B. Christian of Appleton City. Burial was at Brownington.

MAYS, Willie E.
Osceola Library files
Willie E. Mays, son of Frank and Martha Mays, was born January 19, 1897, near El Dorado Springs, and passed away on July 11, 1960 at the Nevada city hospital. He was 63 years of age. On April 4, 1916, he was united in marriage to Nettie Band, and to this union were born two sons and one daughter. He was a member of the Church of God (Holiness) of El Dorado Springs. He leaves his devoted wife, Nettie, of the home; one son, Elmer Mays and one daughter, Mrs. Loneta Parsley, both of El Dorado Springs; one sister Myrtle Hood, Pueblo, Colo.; one brother, Earnie Mays, El Dorado, Kans.; two granddaughters and three grandsons; several nieces and nephews; other relatives and many friends. He was preceded in death by an infant son, Cecil, and two brothers, Alton and Alva Mays. Funeral services were conducted at the Church of God (Holiness) in El Dorado Springs on Thursday afternoon, July 14, Rev. John Page of Bronson, Kans., and Rev. Sam Williams officiating. Interment was in Love cemetery under direction of Gwinn-Carothers.

MCBRIDE, Anna Lee Peterie
St. Clair County Courier, 3 April 2006
Anna Lee Peterie McBride, 98, Humansville, died Sunday, March 19, 2006, in Northwood Hills Care Center, Humansville. The daughter of Bert C. and Della Smith Peterie, she was born Nov. 4, 1907, at Collins. Anna Lee and George W. McBride were married Christmas Eve, Dec. 24, 1937. George preceded her in death Oct. 25, 1994. Her parents; four brothers, Claude Peterie, Durl Peterie, Robert Peterie and Ray Peterie; a sister, Ruth Cox; two nieces, Debbie Bright and Anna Fay Pesonavic; and a nephew, Steve Peterie, preceded her in death.
Anna Lee graduated from Osceola High School in 1926. She attended college in Warrensburg, receiving her Bachelor of Science degree in 1952. She taught school for 46 years, 17 years in rural schools and 29 years in Humansville and Osceola schools. Anna Lee was a conscientious, sincere teacher and did her very best for her students. She was a member of the Humansville United Methodist Church, having been baptized at the same time as her husband in April 1946. Survivors include two sisters-in-law, Bea Peterie and Neva Peterie; two nieces, Patsy Morgan and Durlene Castor; and five nephews, Chris Cox, Ron Cox, Randy Peterie, Kenny Peterie and Phillip Peterie.Funeral services were Wednesday, March 22, in Murray Funeral Home, Humansville, with Reverend Janice Beadleston officiating. Pallbearers were Randy Peterie, Kenny Peterie, Otis Morgan, Chris Cox, Steve Peterie and Tom Castor. Interment was in the Freemont-Holsapple Cemetery, west of Collins.

MCBRIDE, Raymond T.
St. Clair County Courier, Friday, 10 July, 2009
Raymond T. McBride came into this world Feb. 11, 1936 in Huumansville and went to his heavenly home on July 2, 2009. He was the son of Albert and Goldie McBride. He married Mary Jo Short April 14, 1962 and to this union three children were born. Ray served four years in the U.S. Army with honerable discharge. He loved the great outdoors and was an avid fisherman and hunter and liked to hunt mushrooms. He was a member of the Vista Baptist Church. Preceding him in death were his parents and two grandsons, Robert W. and Mason McBride. Survivors are his wife of 47 years, Mary Jo; children Lynn, David and Robert McBride and daughter, Kelli Foster; 11 grandchildren, Michael, Steven, Brendan and Brian McBride, Christopher and Kayla Powell, Melissa and Mindy McKay, Courtney Scott and Josh Foster; three great-grandchildren, Marcus McBride, Aidin Powell and Karlie DeGhelder; three sisters, Wilma Evans, Ginger Gaither, Joyce Carroll; many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews; a host of friends and church family. Memorial services will be held at the Vista Baptist Church on July 12 at 2 p.m.

MCCAMPBELL, Lois Leon Larkin
St. Clair County Courier, 15 December 2006
October 30, 1929 - December 6, 2006. -- Lois Leon McCampbell, the daughter of Fred H. and Oleeta Florence Long Larkin, was born on Oct. 30, 1929 in St. Clair County. She passed away on Dec. 6, 2006, at Lee's Summit Hospital at the age of 77 years. Lois spent her early years in the St. Clair County area before moving to the Kansas City area. She lived in Lee's Summit for about 40 years. She worked as a school bus driver for R-7 Lee's Summit School district, bookkeeper, factory worker, owned real estate and was a landlord for many years. She was preceded in death by her parents and brother, Fred Larkin. She is survived by three sons, Bobby McCampbell, Friscoe, Texas, Ruben McCampbell and Edward McCampbell, both of Lee's Summit; one sister, Jane Smith, Adrian; one brother, Edward Larkin, Centerview and one grandson, Donovan McCampbell, Friscoe, Texas. Memorial service for Lois was Saturday, Dec. 9, at the Hill and Son Funeral Home, Appleton City, with Reverend Tony Reynolds officiating. Musical selections were "Amazing Grace" and "Beyond the Sunset". Interment was in the Appleton City Cemetery under the direction of Hill and Son Funeral Home, Appleton City.

MCCAMPBELL, Lois Leon Larkin
Hill and Son Funeral Home
Memorial Service: Hill & Son Funeral Home Appleton City, Missouri Sat. Dec. 9, 2006 1:00 PM. Minister: Rev. Tony Reynolds. Interment: Appleton City Cemetery Appleton City, Missouri. Lois Leon McCampbell, the daughter of Fred H. and Oleeta Florence (Long) Larkin was born on October 30, 1929 in St. Clair County, Missouri. She passed away on December 6, 2006 at Lee’s Summit Hospital at the age of 77 years. Lois spent her early years in the St. Clair County area before moving to the Kansas City area. She lived in Lee’s Summit for about 30 years. She worked as a school bus driver, book keeper and factory worker. She was preceded in death by her parents and brother Fred Larkin. She is survived by three sons; Bobby McCampbell of Frisco, Texas, Ruben McCampbell and Edward McCampbell of Lee’s Summit, Missouri, one sister Jane Smith of Adrian, Missouri and a brother Edward Larkin of Centerview, Missouri and one grandson, Donovan McCampbell of Frisco Texas. Mrs. McCampbell was a wonderful and loving mother who will be missed by all who had the privilege of knowing her.

MCCARTHY, Daryl Creighton
St. Clair County Courier, 20 October 2006
Daryl Creighton McCarthy was born on July 25, 1924, to Raymond Creighton and Bertha Evaline Goodwin McCarthy, at their home in Cedar County near Caplinger Mills, close to Stockton. He graduated from the El Dorado Springs High School in May 1942. After graduation he began farming with his father on their farm near Ohio, Mo. On Aug. 29, 1948, he married Hazel Ruth Scott at the Lowry City Church of God (Holiness). Three sons were born to their marriage - Daryl Eugene, Paul Duane and Michael David. He and Ruth resided on their farm until 1975 when they moved to Lowry City where they have lived since then.Creighton, or D.C. as he was known, was saved and sanctified when he was 12 years old and consistently and diligently lived for the Lord the rest of his life. Creighton and Ruth faithfully attended the Lowry City Church of God (Holiness) since their marriage. He served for most of those years in numerous capacities at the church, including church board, Sunday school superintendent, Sunday school teacher and Sunday school bus driver. Creighton and Ruth celebrated their 58th anniversary in August 2006 shortly before he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. On a rainy Monday morning, Oct. 16, 2006, he went to be with his Lord. He is survived by his wife, Ruth, of the home; son, Daryl, and his wife, Teri McCarthy, of Lenexa, Kan., and their children, Lance and Jamie McCarthy, and their son who is Creighton's first great-grandson, Jackson Seth born Oct. 10, of Mission, Kan., Kevin and Lana McCarthy Eklund, Columbia; son Paul, Lenexa, Kan., and his sons Zachary, Overland Park, and Tyler, Bethany, Okla.; son Michael and Marsha, Lowry City, and their children, Josh, who was deployed to Iraq on Oct. 9, and Chelcie, of the home; a niece, Donna McCarthy Bay and husband, Steve, Olathe, Kan.; and a great-niece, Stephanie Bay, and husband, Kris, Yukon, Okla. Services were held Oct. 18 at the Lowry City Church of God (Holiness) with Rev. Steve Elsey, Rev. Noel Scott and Rev. Charles Hayton officiating. Music was by Dennis Goodwin and Harold, Delbert and Philena Scott. Accompanists were Betty Scott and Marcia McCarthy. Casketbearers were Lance McCarthy, Zachary McCarthy, Tyler McCarthy, Joshua McCarthy, Kevin Eklund, Stephen Bay and Stephen Scott. Interment was in the Lowry City Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations are encouraged to the Creighton McCarthy Memorial Fund at the International Institute for Christian Studies (IICS), 10100 W. 87th Street, Suite 303, Overland Park, Kan., 66220.

MCCLAIN, Charles Morgan
Submitted by Dee Mathews
CHARLES MORGAN McCLAIN, son of John Trousdale McClain and Susan Parker Morgan, born April 18, 1840, at Osceolla, St. Clair County, Missouri, died January 22, 1915, at Purcell, Oklahoma. His great-grandfather was Judge William McClain of Carthage, Tennessee. His mother was a daughter of General Morgan of Revolutionary fame. Charles Morgan McClain attended the common schools in St. Clair County, Missouri, until he was eighteen years of age and then went to Carthage, Tennessee, where he read law in his grandfather’s law office, being admitted to the bar at said place just as the Civil War was beginning, at which time he enlisted in the Confederate Army and served until the close of said war, when he removed to Texas, settling at Gainesville in Cook County, engaging in the mercantile business until 1885, when he removed to Purcell, Indian Territory, where he resided until his death. He was elected a member of the Constitutional Convention to frame a constitution for the proposed State of Oklahoma from District No. 86, and was chairman of the committee on insurance, and also a member of the committees on Ordinances, and Legislative Department. At the election at which the constitution was ratified he was elected as register of deeds of the County of McClain, which was named for him by said convention. Purcell being the county seat. In 1910 he was re-elected as register of deeds. On January 13, 1915, he was appointed chief assistant to the State Game & Fish Warden. The following survive him, his wife Mrs. Tinsey P. McClain, Norman, Oklahoma, and children, Mrs. Mary Belle Murray, Los Angeles, California, Mrs. Kate M. Nelson, Norman, Oklahoma, Win. H. McClain, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Charles R. McClain, Ardmore, Oklahoma, and Harvey T. McClain, Los Angeles, California. He belonged to sturdy pioneer stock, courageous, just, and honest.

MCCLANAHAN, Ray Albert
Osceola Library Files
Ray Albert McClanahan, 61, the son of Clarence and Gladys Belisle McClanahan, was born January 18, 1926, in Roscoe and died at his home in Gilroy, California July 1, 1987. After his father’s death, he made his home with his mother to be with and help her. Ray worked at Colsons Gas Station in Schell City for 13 years prior to moving to California in 1956. He was a partner in the Peterson Tire Shop at Gilroy, California, retiring February of this year. Ray was baptized at an early age and was a member and past deacon of the Schell City Christian Church. He was a member of Schell City Lodge 448, A.F. & A.M., Schell City Chapter 253, OES, Schell City, and Ama Deum Shrine 16, Order of the White Shrine of Jerusalem. Ray was a jolly person, a lover of country and gospel music, and was always willing to lend a helping hand to those in need. He was preceded in death by a younger sister, Madalene June McClanahan. Survivors are his mother, Gladys Meyer, Schell City; four brothers, Clinton C. McClanahan, san Jose, Calif., Davie Lee McClanahan, Hobbs, N.M., Clarence McClanahan Jr., Salinas, Calif., and Gary McClanahan, Liberty, Mo.; six sisters, Zena Mae Mills, Salinas, Calif., Irene Smith, Schell City, Noma June Ralph, Salinas, Calif., Nova Lackey, El Dorado Springs, Viola Balthrope, El Dorado Springs, and Sharon Goodman, Schell City; and other relatives and friends. Services were held Tuesday, July 7, at the Schell City Christian Church. Rev. Kenneth Nichols officiated. Julie Hoagland sang “Oh, What a Savior” accompanied by Anna Bailey, pianist. Pallbearers were B.D. Dickbreder, Joe McKinney, Larry Applegate, Jewel Dean Ditty, Howard Conway and Joe Bell. Honorary bearers were Larry Goodman, W.W. Colson, Bill Bailey and Pete Updike. Burial was in Green Lawn Cemetery under the direction of Lewis and Son Funeral Home.

MCCLELLAND, Lana Sue Foster
St. Clair County Courier, 31 August 2007
Lana Sue McClelland, Lake Lotawana, passed away Friday, Aug. 24, 2007, at Centerpoint Medical Center, Independence, after a courageous year long battle with cancer. Lana was born Feb. 26, 1948 in Excelsior Springs to Roy Foster and Mary Sportsman Foster. She was baptized as a young girl at the First Baptist Church of Richmond and was a Christian. Lana was raised in Osceola and graduated from Osceola High School in 1966. For many years, she owned Peppermint Patty's Gourmet Popcorn in Clinton, Warrensburg and Parkville.
Lana maried David McClelland on New Year's Eve 1993 and in 1995, the couple moved to Lake Lotawana.
Lana obtained her LPN degree in 1994 and was on staff at St. Mary's Manor for 13 years and, until her illness forced her to stop working, was on staff at Jefferson Health Center in Lee's Summit. Lana was preceded in death by her father, Roy Foster. Survivors include her husband, David (Mac) McClelland, Lake Lotawana; her mother, Mary Sportsman Foster, Osceola; and two sons, Michael Jinks and his wife, Marcie, Republic and David Jinks, North Kansas City. Other survivors include two sisters, Linda Haste, Osceola and Janice Talley and her husband, Duane, Springfield; sister-in-law Lisa Werkowitch and her husband, Mark, San Antonio, Texas; two step-grandchildren; nieces and nephews and numerous friends including the Lotawana T-Block group to whom Lana says, "Hasta la Vista!" Funeral services were Tuesday, Aug. 29, at Langsford Funeral Home, Lee's Summit. Interment at City Cemetery, Richmond, under the direction of Langsford Funeral Home, Lee's Summit. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to Cancer Action.

MCCLENDON, Opal
Appleton City Journal, Appleton City, MO, Thursday, 1 February 1917
Opal, the little fourteen-months old babe of Mr. and Mrs. McClendon, who reside in the southeast part of the city, died very suddenly last Saturday night about eight o’clock. The child had been very weakly all of its life, or almost so, but its death came as a surprise as it was as well as usual to all appearances. Mr. and Mrs. McClendon are comparative strangers in the town, having lived here only about two months. That kindness that is a common characteristic of the kind-hearted people of Appleton City was very manifest in connection with this misfortune. A brief funeral service was conducted by H.E. Carpenter, Christian minister, at 1:30 Sunday afternoon, after which the remains were interred in the City Cemetery.

MCCLURE, Paul Dan
Hill & Son Funeral Home, LLC
Paul McClure, February 13, 1923 - March 9, 2008. Paul Dan “Pete” McClure was born to Daniel Joseph
“Buck” and Lavina Amanda “Sis” (Bybee) McClure on February 13, 1923 in El Dorado Springs, Missouri. He departed this life on Sunday March 9, 2008 at Appleton City Manor Nursing Home in Appleton City, Missouri at 85 years of age. He served his country during World War II with the United States Army. He was stationed in Germany during his tour. After being hit by a “screaming meemie” he was transferred to a hospital in Potel, France where he spent several months recovering. Decorations bestowed upon him for military service include: EAME Theater Ribbon with 3 Bronze Stars, the Victory Medal, WWII American Theater Ribbon and a Good Conduct Ribbon. He was a member of the Montrose #8820 of the V.F.W. Pete held many jobs during his life. He was a dozer operator and truck driver for Calhoun Hatchery; he also owned an operated a gas station as well as a restaurant for a short time, both located in Appleton City. He will most be remembered as a mechanic who could fix just about anything. He enjoyed getting together with friends to pick guitars and sing country songs. Although he enjoyed hunting, trotlining for catfish was the highlight of his life. He wasn’t a very big man and many times the fish just about pulled him in the river instead of him pulling them in the boat! He also enjoyed taking others with him trying for catfish with rods and reels. Around the area of Taberville and “Claybanks”, he knew the river like the bank of his hand. Although he lived in many different places, without a doubt, his favorite was southeast of Taberville on the Elmer Abbot place. There, the Osage River was barely more than out the back door. That paradise vanished with the flood of the 80’s when they had to be brought out by boat. It was time to find higher ground and they moved to Rockville for a while and eventually settled in Appleton City for the final time. Pete was preceded in death by his parents, a sister Bonnie Householder, a son Danny Ray McClure and a stepson, Donald Lee Dines. He is survived by his wife, Georgie of the home, with whom he spent over 50
years of his life. She lovingly cared for him in their home after his health began to fail. Finally he was admitted to the hospital and then the nursing home where he resided until his death. He is also survived by his children: Buddy McClure and wife Christeal of Appleton City, Rose Isaacson of Appleton City, Paula Sanchez and husband Tony of San Jose, California, Martha Garver and husband Lowell of Rockville and Nancy Ayayla of Appleton City. Surviving children from a previous marriage are: Bonnie Newell and husband Alan of Clinton, Dennis Lee McClure and wife Robin of Deepwater, Randy McClure and wife Diane of Clinton and Ricky McClure of Deepwater. Other survivors include his stepchildren: A.C. Dines and wife Margaret of Appleton City, Mary Carter and husband Everett of Appleton City, Les Dines and wife Janet of Rockville, Clyde Dines and wife Marlyn of Appleton City and Rita Stewart and husband Danny of Osceola. Also a daughter-in-law Liz McClure of Houston, Texas, a brother Jim McClure and wife Doris of Montrose, several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, a few great-great-grandchildren, as well as many nieces, nephews, close friends and a host of other relatives. Service: Hill & Son Funeral Home in Appleton City, Missouri on Thursday, March 13, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. Minister: Pastor Harvey Woods. Visitation: Hill & Son Funeral Home in Appleton City, Missouri on Wednesday, March 12, 2008 from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.  Military Graveside Service:  Montrose VFW Post 8820. Interment: Taberville Cemetery in Taberville, Missouri  Memorial:  Family Love Fund.

MCCLYMOND, Geneva Mae Rader
Clinton Daily Democrat, 20 February 2001
Geneva Mae McClymond, daughter of Leo and Dorothy Randall Rader, was born September 17, 1927, in St. Clair County and died February 3, 2001, at Westwood Nursing Center, Clinton. She lived in St. Clair County and Kansas City before moving to Clinton in 1962. She married to Joseph Archie McClymond, who preceded her in death on May 23, 1999. She was a member of the First Christian Church of Clinton and was a volunteer for the United Way. She is survived by her three sons, Lance McClymond and wife, Lynetta, Lee's Summit, Darrel Morgan and wife, Judy, Calhoun, and David McClymond of Clinton; two sisters, Lorene Phillips and Ann Moberly, both of Clinton, as well as eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the Vansant-Mills Chapel on Tuesday, February 6, at 10 a.m. with Pastor Jim Freeman officiating. Pallbearers were Bob Wilson, Bill Wilson, John Wilson, Junior Houk, Mike VanEaton and Richard Althouse. Burial was in the Clinton Memory Gardens Cemetery, under the direction of Vansant-Mills Funeral Home of Clinton.

MCCOLLEY, William Fountain and Albert Taylor Stephens
Appleton City Journal, Appleton, Missouri, Jan 30, 1930, Front Page. Submitted by Marie Reynolds
W.F. McColley, pioneer Resident, Succumbs to Pneumonia Attack -- William Fountain McColley was born in central Tennessee, Jan. 20, 1845, and died at this home near Appleton City, Mo Jan. 25, 1930, aged 85 years and 5 days. Albert Taylor Stephens was born on Oct. 1, 1928, and died Jan 24, 1930, aged 1 year, 3 months, and 20 days. Both deaths were due to pneumonia, after an illness of only a few days. In an impressive double funeral service in the M.E. Church, conducted by Rev. G. M. Hansford on last Sunday afternoon, a large number of friends bade farewell to the grandfather and grandson. Together as they has been much in the brief life of the little boy, so they were together in death. It seemed almost as though the grandfather held the little hand in his as they fared forth along the path to the better land. The pastor’s impressive sermon was based on a text from the beautiful book of Job. The choir, assisted by Mrs. W. N. Watkins in the solo, “I Know He Cares,” sang favorite songs, including “Gathering Home.” At the grave of Mr. McColley, the Masonic burial service was carried out, a large number of his Masonic brethren being present. When Mr. McColley was four years old his father died and he lived with his grandfather until 10 years of age. Then his mother married again and she and her husband and the little boy moved to Southeast Missouri. He spent his youth there, and at Pilot Knob, Mo., on Aug. 9, 1862 when but 17 years of age, he enlisted in the union army, becoming a member of Co. D, 30th MO Inf. He saw much service and was in the siege of Vicksburg, on of the crucial movements of the Civil War. Young as he was, he made a good soldier and when mustered out Dec 24, 1864, although not yet 20, he was first sergeant of his company. He was active in the Grand Army of the Republic, to which organization he belonged for 46 years, being a charter member and commander of J. B. Stedman Post No. 172 at Appleton City for many years. That post formerly had over 100 members and now has but seven – J. R. Pickerill, E. B. Smith, W. H. Wood, C. O. Hedrick, V. L. LaBier, and French Mead of Appleton City, and P. H. Sullivan of Montrose. Six members have passed away in a little more than a year, including E. S. Chapin, Jas. Wyckoff, W. F. McColley of Appleton City; Pat Shea of Rockville, and Robt. Dugan of Montrose. Mr. McColley has been a member of the Masonic lodge for 56 years and has been Worshipful Master several times. He was a charter member of the local chapter of Royal Arch Masons and the past High Priest of the chapter. He was a member of Centralia Council of Royal and Select Masters. He has been treasure of the local Masonic lodge for many years. He has much to do with the well-being of Masonry in this community and was largely responsible for the continued growth of the local bodies, being constant in attendance at all meetings and being looked up to with love and veneration by the younger members of the order. Dec. 20, 1868, W. F. McColley and Miss Florence D. Taylor were married at Pilot Knob, MO., and soon after moved to the farm near Appleton City where he continued to live until the end of life. To this home were born four sons, all now dead; and four daughters; Mrs. Geo. Bearce, who with her husband have lived for years with the father; Mrs. C. E. Wyckoff, Mrs. Fred Simpson, and Mrs. William J. Stephens, the latter three living with a mile of their father. The mother died Aug. 10, 1903, at the family home. Mr. McColley was the only son of an grandson bearing his family name. He was active in the life of community, and was a member of the school board for many years. For 10 or 12 years he was president of the Merchants Bank, retiring recently at his own request. W. F. McColley was 85 years young. His outlook on life was not that of age. He was jovial by disposition and happy in the things that interest the young. With his grandchildren and other children he joined as a playmate. He liked to go with a group of younger men on a fishing trip, and was active and interested in that kind of an outing as any of them, going frequently and staying a day or two at a fishing camp near the river. He has a genius for friendship and a wide circle of friends in all stations of life. On one occasions he said “My friends are worth more to me that a million dollars.” On last Thursday morning he prayed with his family and said to them “I have never gone anywhere without my children, but I am willing to go this journey without you. Live so that you may come to me.” His was along life filled with service to his country, the love and companionship of this family, and the joy of many friends.

MCCOLLEY, William Fountain and Albert Taylor Stephens
Appleton City Journal, Appleton, Missouri, Jan 30, 1930, Page 4. Submitted by Marie Reynolds
Card of Thanks - We wish in this way to express in a manner our deepest gratitude to each and everyone of our neighbors and friends that was with us in word or deed during the sickness and passing of our dear father, W. F. McColley, and precious babe, Albert Taylor Stephens. The beautiful flowers were to us almost human in their expression of sympathy and respect. May God in His infinite mercy send neighbors and friends to help when your great sorrow engulfs you. Mr. and Mrs. Wm Stephens and Family; Mr. and Mrs. George Bearce; Mr. and Mrs. Ed Wyckoff and Ruth; Mr. and Mrs. Fred Simpson; Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Bunch.

MCCONNAUGHEY, Helen Irene Brewer
St. Clair County Courier, 15 December 2006
Helen Irene McConnaughey, 80, Lowry City, formerly of Richards, passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2006, at Truman Lake Manor in Lowry City. She was born Sept. 8, 1926, in Nevada, Mo., to William James Brewer and Linnie Jane Simmons Brewer. She married David Platt McConnaughey on Oct. 23, 1943 in Salina, Kan.
Helen attended Richards High School and was a resident of the Richards area most of her life. She lived in Nevada before moving to Lowry City in 2002. She was a homemaker most of her life, a member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary in Ft. Scott, Kan., a Vernon County 4-H Leader, a member of the Crossroads Church of the Nazarene in Deepwater and a Sunday school teacher at Truman Lake Manor. Survivors include one daughter, Peggy Keith and her husband, Bryan, Deepwater; two grandsons, Christopher Keith, Clinton and Zachary Keith, Tulsa, Okla.; one brother, Gilbert Eugene Brewer, Richards; one sister, Ruby Sammons, Colorado springs, Colo.; one sister-in-law, Dorothy McConnaughey, Richards; numerous nieces and nephews. She is also survived by her friend and companion of the past 30 years, Herman Eugene Vandenburg. She was preceded in death by her husband, David Platt McConnaughey on Sept. 22, 1974; her parents; six brothers; two sisters and one infant daughter. Funeral services were held Monday, Dec. 11, at Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada. Interment followed in National Cemetery, Ft. Scott, Kan. Those who wish may contribute in her memory to the Crossroads Church of the Nazarene in care of Ferry Funeral Home, 301 S. Washington, Nevada, MO 64772.

MCCORMICK, Lucy L. Walsh
Osceola Library files
Lucy L. McCormick, 97 years old, died December 11 (1968) at Liberty, Mo. She was born August 9, 1871, near Urich, Mo., the daughter of John A. and Mary Ann Walsh. Mrs. McCormick formerly resided in El Dorado Springs, but had lived in Liberty several years. She had been in this area since 1898. She was married to John Henry McCormick, and to this union were born nine children. Three children and her husband preceded her in death. Surviving are four sons, Clarence W., El Dorado Springs, Claud and Clyde, St. Helen’s, Ore., Roy H., Kansas City, Mo., Dewey A., address unknown, one daughter, Mattie Opal Cole, Hayward, Calif.; twelve grandchildren, several great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 1 o’clock Saturday, December 14, at the Isbell-Carothers funeral home, the Rev. Charles Shumaker officiating. Burial was in Mullins cemetery near Urich, Mo.

MCCOWN, Lloyd M.
Funeral services were held Thursday, January 17, 1974, 11:00 a.m. at the First Christian Church, Clinton, Mo., for a former Appleton City businessman, Lloyd M. McCown. The Rev. Harold Bell officiated. Eugene R. Consalus, soloist, sang "How Great Thou Art" and "The Lord's Prayer" accompanied by Ruby Newbill. Casket bearers were: Bill Anderson, Herbert Lionberger, Morris McCown, Leon Gaither, Wallace McCown, and Robert Tindall. Interment was in the Englewood Cemetery under the direction of the Consalus Funeral Home.
Lloyd L. McCown, son of Tom and Carrie Lionberger McCown, was born in Henry County, Missouri February 21, 1916, and passed away in Hope, Arkansas, January 14, 1974, following a long illness. He was 57 years of age. Mr. McCown was in the grocery business in Appleton City for many years. During that time he was very active in the First Baptist Church of Appleton City. He was later in business in Harrisonville. He had lived in Hope for two years. He was a veteran of World War II, having served with the U.S. Army. He was united in marriage to Doris Gaither July 17, 1971. She survives at the home in Hope. Mr. McCown is also survived by a sister, Veva Vaune Tigner of Madison, Wisc.; one niece, Carol Furness of Arlington, Va.; one nephew, Randal Tigner of Austin, Minn.; other relatives and friends.

MCCOWN, Wilma Lorene Allis
Hill and Son Funeral Home
Wilma Lorene McCown, daughter of Algenor Everett and Mary Effie (Smith) Allis, was born January 22, 1917 in Clinton, Missouri. She passed away May 25, 2007 in Butler, Missouri at 90 years of age. Wilma was a faithful member of the First Baptist Church in Appleton City, Missouri. She also belonged to the Wilma Weeks Circle, Rebecca Lodge and the Red Hatters group. In 1939 Wilma and Lloyd McCown were married. They owned and operated several businesses in Springfield, Harrisonville and Appleton City. She also worked for the United Telephone Company for 22 years. She was an accomplished quilter and her love of that craft showed in her work. Other hobbies included traveling, reading and card playing; she also enjoyed visiting with her friends. Preceding Wilma in death were her parents, two brothers James Everett Allis and Ralph C. Allis, four sisters: her twin Thelma Irene Allis, Eda Lee Tidrow, Esther Lowe and Mary Elizabeth Majors. Survivors include several nephews and nieces: Robert Majors of Oakland, California, Mary K. Bryant of Kansas City, Missouri, Gene Allis of Appleton City, Missouri, James Allis of Clinton, Missouri, Kim Tidrow of Imperial, Missouri, Bruce Tidrow of St. Louis, Missouri and a close friend, Marylyn Piepmeier of Appleton City. Service: Hill & Son Funeral Home Appleton City, Missouri Sunday, May 27, 2007 2:00 p.m. Minister: Brother J.P. Williams.  Visitation: Hill & Son Funeral Home Appleton City, Missouri Sunday, May 27, 2007 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.  Interment: Appleton City Cemetery Appleton City, Missouri. Memorials: First Baptist Church or Appleton City Public Library.

MCCOWN, Wilma Lorene Allis

27 May 2007 -- Wilma L. McCown Age 90 of Appleton City, Mo.; Died Friday, May 25, 2007 at Medicalodge of Butler, Butler Mo. Survivors include Nieces and Nephews. Service will be 2:00 pm Sunday, May 27,2007, Hill and Son Funeral Home, Appleton City, Mo. Burial in Appleton City Cemetery. Under the direction of Hill and Son Funeral Home, Appleton City, Mo. The Family suggests contributions to First Baptist Church or Appleton City Public Library. Visitation 1:00- 2:00PM Sunday, May 27, 2007. Hill and Son Funeral Home, Appleton City, Mo.

MCCOY, Lorelei 
St. Clair County Courier, 22 September 2006 and 6 October 2006
Lorelei was born on April 18, 1953, and was delivered by her Grandfather, G.B. Dorman D.O. in his home in Lowry, and passed away on Sept. 18, 2006, at Research Hospital in Kansas City. She was a life long resident of Raytown and graduated from Raytown High School in 1972. She worked in the food service industry for over 26 years and chose to leave her management position at Marion Laboratories in July 2006 to pursue her life long ambition of being a massage therapist. While studying for her lisence at Heritage College she maintained an A average. She was preceded in death by her father, Allen McCoy Jr.; her maternal grandparents, G.B. and Ann Dorman; and her paternal grandparents, Allen and Gertrude McCoy. She leaves her mother Mary McCoy; her sister and brother in law, Mary Aleene and Gary C. Wallen; her nephew and his wife, Christopher and Susan Wallen; her great-niece, Liberty Wallen; Uncle Darrel Dorman M.D.; Aunt Anita Settle; and many cousins. She also is survived by her dog, Gidget. Graveside services will be Friday, Sept. 22 at 1 p.m. at Lowry City Cemetery. Contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association in her memory.

MCCOY, Lorelei 
Kansas City Star, 20 September 2006
Lorelei was born on April 18, 1953, and was delivered by her grandfather, G.B. Domann D.O., in his home in Lowry, Mo., and passed away on September 18, 2006, at Research Hospital in Kansas City, Mo. Friends may visit Thursday, September 21, from 6-8 p.m. at Park Lawn Funeral Home, with graveside services on Friday, September 22, at 1 p.m., at Lowry City Cemetery. She was a lifelong resident of Raytown, Mo., and graduated from Raytown High School in 1972. She worked in the food service industry for over 26 years, and chose to leave her management position at Marion Laboratories in July of 2006 to pursue her lifelong ambition of being a massage therapist. While studying for her license at Heritage College, she maintained an A average. She greatly enjoyed the music and legacy of Elvis, becoming the family authority on all things related to him. She was involved in the Raytown arts and craft community and greatly enjoyed interacting with people about embroidery at the different shows she presented at. Her special joy in life was her nephew Christopher and her great niece Liberty. She enjoyed playing with Chris when he was a child and was always willing to take him to see Star Wars. She was always the first to get down and play with Liberty when she would visit, which she enjoyed immensely. She is preceded in death by her father, Allen M. McCoy, Jr., her maternal grandparents G.B. and Ann Domann, and her paternal grandparents Allen and Gertrude McCoy. She leaves her mother, Mary M. McCoy; her sister and brother-in-law Mary Aleene and Gary C. Wallen; her nephew and wife, Christopher and Susan Wallen; her great niece, Liberty Wallen; uncle Darrel Domann M.D.; aunt Anita Settle and many cousins. She also is survived by her dog Gidget. All that knew her were blessed by her lifetime of kindness, compassion and humor. She will be greatly missed. Contributions can be made to the American Diabetes Association in her memory. Arrangements: Park Lawn Funeral Home, (816) 523-1234.

MCCOY, Mary Mae Dormann
St. Clair County Courier, Friday, April 9, 2010
Mary Mae Domann McCoy - Mary Mae Domann McCoy was born Oct. 2, 1927 in Kirksville to Gistav and Anna Doman. She died March 23, 2010 at St. Lukes East Hospital in Lee's Summit. Mary Mae was married to Allen McCoy, Jr. on Aug 7, 1948. She was preceded in death by her parents, Allen and daughter Lorelei. She is survived by her daughter and husband, Mary Aleene and Gary Wallen at Raytown, grandson and wife, Christopher amd Susan Wallen , along with small great-grandchildren, Liberty and Cooper all of Platte City. She is also survived by her brother, Darrel Doman M.D. of Springfield and her sister Anita Settle of Urbana. Services were Saturday, March 27 at 4 p.m. at Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel. Officiant was Richard F. Sunderwirth. Music by Richard Sunderwirth and Gail Ingle. Casketbearers were Chris Wallen, Nik Domann, Shawn Ellis, Mike Pound, Chris Pound and Joe Pound. Honorary casketbearers were Garry Wallen, Darrel Domann, MD, Kyle Domann, Dale Settle and Forrest Ellis. Interment at Lowry City Cemetery. Arrangements by Sheldon-Goodrich Funeral Home, Osceola.

MCCOY, Nancy Ethel Vahle
Clinton Daily Democrat, 10 June 1998
Mrs. Nancy E. McCoy, 81, Weaubleau, died Tuesday, June 9, 1998, at her home. She was born near Collins. She was a lifelong area resident. She worked many years at various jobs throughout the area and retired from the Sac-Osage Hospital in 1980. She was married to Carl McCoy on July 30, 1938 in Clinton. to this union two sons were born. She is survived by two sons, Dennis McCoy and Larry McCoy, Weaubleau; two brothers, John Lester "Leck" Vahle, Osceola, and William Vahle of Lafayette, Indiana; two grandsons, one granddaughter, one great-grandson. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 13, at the Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel in Osceola. Burial will be in the Freeman-Holsapple Cemetery, near Collins.

MCCULLICK, Laura B.
Osceola Library Files
Laura B. McCullick, 73, of Roscoe passed away in a hospital in Clinton Saturday, May 26, where she had been confined since May 17. She was born in St. Clair County and had lived her entire life in the Gerster and Roscoe communities. She was never married.Survivors include a sister in Clinton and many nieces and nephews.Funeral services were held in the Roscoe Christian church Monday afternoon with Rev. Albert Gaston officiating. Burial was in Kings Prairie cemetery under the direction of the Goodrich Funeral Home. -- Note: According to King’s Prairie Cemetery records, Laura B. McCullick was born in 1877 and died in 1951.

McCULLICK, Wilma Lea Allen
Osceola Library Files
Wilma Lea (Allen) McCullick, 84, of El Dorado Springs, passed away December 2 at the Community Nursing Home where she had resided for several months. She was born September 17, 1899, in Roscoe, to George and Melissa (Norris) Allen. Wilma was the last surviving child of this union. At an early age she became a member of the Riverview Christian Church. On September 30, 1913, Wilma was united in marriage to James Matison McCullick, in St. Clair County. To this union four children were born. She was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, George, Avery and Ned Allen; one sister, Beulah Gentry; an infant daughter; and her husband of 54 years, Mat. Survivors include one daughter, Jewell Fern Wood; two sons, Allen Ray and Roy Dee, all of El Dorado Springs; six grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; three sisters-in-law, Rose and Golda Allen of Fresno, Calif., and Nancy Allen of Osceola. Wilma was an avid reader. She also studied and helped compile her family history dating back to the American Revolutionary War. As long as her health permitted, she had a great interest in her garden and flowers.
Services were held Monday, December 5, at the Hackleman-Peterman Chapel, with Rev. Fidell Bridges officiating. Burial was in Love Cemetery. Pallbearers were Kenneth Neely, Rusty McCowan, Roy Dee MCCullick, Lynn McCowan, Jim Ogle, Don Fugate and Kenneth Perrodin.

MCDANIEL, Abner Byre
Appleton City Journal, 8 August 1918
H.B. McDaniel Dies of Injuries. - Fell From Coal Dump at Coal Mine Early Monday Morning – Injuries Prove Fatal. H.B. McDaniel died at the Stebbins hospital in Nevada Monday evening where he was taken that morning from this city for treatment on account of injuries received from falling from a coal-loading dump at the mines of the Appleton City Fuel Co., out east of town early Monday morning. His wagon had been loaded at the steam shovel and he had hauled the load to the dump to unload in a freight car underneath, and while in the act of trying to loosen the end-gate of his wagon he lost his balance and fell backwards off the dump, his head striking a part of the car and further injuries were sustained when he struck the iron rail. He was hurried into town by auto and taken to the office of Dr. R.J. Smith where emergency treatment was given and it was decided to take him to the Stebbins hospital in Nevada. He was hurried to that place by auto but the injuries were of such a serious nature that he succumbed that evening. Upon examination it was found that one arm was broken, three ribs fractured, the forehead, as well as the face generally crushed, both eyes being displaced; and possibly internal injuries. He suffered greatly from the injuries. The body was brought to this city Tuesday. The funeral service was held from the Round Prairie Baptist church Wednesday morning at eleven o’clock, followed by interment in the cemetery nearby. The mines were closed down and all the men attended the service as a token of respect for their fellow workman. Mr. McDaniel has been a citizen of this locality for many years. He is a brother of Jas. McDaniel of near this city. He was born October 19, 1855. Further particulars concerning his life were not available for this issue.

MCDONALD, Kathleen Joseph
Clinton Daily Democrat, September 1998
Kathleen McDonald, daughter of David Stanley and Lilly (Gilmore) Joseph, was born June 21, 1912, in Deer, Arkansas. She died September 16, 1998, at the Westwood Nursing Center in Clinton, at 86 years of age. Kathleen spent her early years in Newark, New Jersey, where she was employed by the Newark Athletic Club. She also lived in New Mexico where she worked at Fred Harvey's Restaurant. Most of her life was spent in the Appleton City area where she was a livestock farmer, cook and hospital caregiver. Kathleen was a member of the Elm Spring Baptist Church in Elm. She was a very courageous woman who was dedicated to her family and had a great sense of humor. She was a very caring person who loved the country life. Kathleen was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, John Kyle and Lewis Joseph, and three sisters, Edith May Schaaf, Anice Harris and Josephine Benson. Survivors include one son, Lane McDonald of Cardiff, California; two daughters, Joe Ann Bray of Kansas City and Lila Catherall of Olathe, Kansas; one brother, Jack Joseph of Tacoma, Washington; one sister, Lillian Cochran of Atchison, Kansas; 11 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Funeral services were at Hill & Son Funeral Home, Appleton City, on Saturday, September 19, at 2 p.m. Rev. Jan Schnepf officiated. Pallbearers were Dennis Bray, Chance Bray, Bret Bray, David Catherall, Terry Joe Bray and Liam Catherall. Burial was in Meyers Cemetery, Rockville.

MCFALL, George
Osceola Library Files
George McFall, was born at Smithville, Clay County, Mo. on August 14, 1852. He was the oldest son of Elizah Golson and Elizabeth McFall, early settlers of Clay County, Missouri, who located there at a time when the nearest trading posts were Fort Leavenworth, Kansas and old Westport, Missouri. In 1877 together with his brother, the late Sam McFall, he moved by wagon to Bolivar, Missouri, where they purchased a larger stock farm one mile west of town, they continued to reside and operate this farm until 1897, when he moved to Osceola, MO. where he has resided ever since and engaged in the live stock business. He was married in 1889 to Miss Mollie Bowman, of Bolivar, Missouri who passed away in 1895. To this union was two children, Miss Zena McFall, who passed away at the age of four years and Miss Ekla McFall, of Kansas City who survives. He is also survived by Mrs. Hazel M. Campbell, niece, and L. Galson McFall, nephew, both of Kansas City, Mo. Mr. McFall, for the past several years had retired from business on account of illness, and had made his home with Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Francis of Roscoe, Missouri, where he passed away on January 31, 1940.
Services for Mr. McFall were held in the Christian Church, Osceola, Mo. on Feb. 2, 1940 at 10 o’clock and in Mount Moriah Chapel, Kansas City, Mo. at 3 P.M. Rev. Huffine of Osceola officiating at both services. Burial in the family Group at Mount Moriah.

MCFARLAND, Charles Ed
St. Clair County Republican, 3 March 1898. Submitted by Mary Zeiler
Local Items - Ed McFarland, son of the late Robert McFarland, died last Sunday at the home of an aunt, Mrs. Vina Akers, and was laid to rest in the Osceola Cemetery on Sunday afternoon. He was born and spent the earlier part of his life in and near Osceola. He returned from Arkansas in December, 1896, and was at that time, a sufferer from consumption, but death did not come to his relief until the above date. He was a young man of considerable enginuity and, had he lived, would have become a useful citizen. Miss Cora, a sister, is the only one of his family left to mourn his early demise, but a host of relatives and friends join in her sorrow. Deceased would have reached his majority if he had lived until the 17th of April.

MCFARLAND, Robert 
The Osceola Sun, Volume VI, 13 December 1883
FATAL ACCIDENT - From Mr. R.F. Lyon we learn the particulars of the untimely death of Robt. McFarland, one of Butler township’s most honored and respected citizens. Mr. McFarland had been to Brownington, Henry county, on Tuesday last after a load of lumber for Messrs. Carpenter & Co., of Osceola and returning to within about a mile and one-half north of Lowry City, where his spirited team became frightened, started to run and threw him in such a way that the wagon ran over his body. He was accompanied by his son John and others, who placed him in a conveyance and started for home, but death relieved the sufferer about 6 o’clock – before reaching home. Mr. Lyon came to Osceola Wednesday morning after the coffin and stated that the deceased would be buried at Hillegas burial ground, Henry county, to-day. Deceased was 75 years of age.

MCGEE, Mary Jane
Clinton Daily Democrat, 11 March 2003
Mary Jane McGee, 80, Osceola, a retired sheet metal worker, died Sunday, March 9, 2003, at her home. Funeral services will be Thursday, March 13, 10 a.m., at Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel, Osceola. Burial will be in Freeman-Holsapple Cemetery, Collins.

MCGINNESS, Larry Neal
Clinton Daily Democrat, September 1992
Larry Neal McGinness, 51, Clinton, formerly of the Kansas City area, died September 26, 1992, at the home. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Good Hope Cemetery, Clinton. Mr. McGinness was born in Osceola and lived in Kansas City before moving to Clinton in 1959. He was an automotive body worker in Coal. Survivors include a son, Alva Neal McGinness of the home; three daughters, Lori Dressler, Windsor, Lisa Reed, Hamburg, Iowa, and Tracy Welch, Hampton, Iowa; his parents, Alva and Violet McGinness of Clinton; three sisters, Barbara Herrin, Tucson, Ariz., Shirley Williams, Urbana, and Patricia Lindsey, Kansas City, and seven grandchildren.

MCHENRY, Russell Eugene
Clinton Daily Democrat, 6 November 2002
Russell Eugene McHenry, son of Russell E. and Ruth E. (Lam) McHenry, was born May 10, 1928, in Iola, Kansas. He died November 2, 2002, in Bella Vista, Arkansas, at 74 years of age. Gene was a Merchant Marine, later joining the U.S. Navy, retiring after 23 years of service as Chief Machinist Mate. Following his retirement from the Navy, he was employed by San Diego Gas and Power co. Gene and Setsuko Ito were united in marriage in Japan in 1967. The McHenry family moved to Clinton where Gene worked for Kansas City Power & Light Co. at the Montrose Station. They later moved to Appleton City. Gene started the fifth and sixth grade little league football program sponsored by the AC optimist Club in 1978, coaching until 1997. He also was active in the Optimists baseball and softball program. He also coached and traveled with his son, Terry, to motocross races. Mr. McHenry was a member of the Appleton City city council from 1994 through 1996, serving as Mayor ProTem for part of his term. During his term he was active in working to have the streets repaved instead of just being patched. He also worked on the Community Development Block Grant to upgrade the sewer system. Gene was a member of the Appleton City VFW Post #11242 and the Masonic Lodge #412 AF&AM, York and Scottish Rite. He became a member of the Ararat Shrine in 1988, belonging to the following units of Shrine: Legion of Honor, the Color Guard and Drill Team, Ararat Shrine Provost, Golden Valley Shrine Club, Shrine Club Ambassador District VI, and the Transportation Shrine Club. Gene spent many hours traveling, collecting donations for the circus and performing in parades for the Shrine. He earned more than 20 Crown Jewels through his service. In April 2002 Gene was presented with a citation of honor for distinguished service to the Shriners. Gene always strived to make the world a better place in which to live.
Gene was preceded in death by his parents; his wife and one son, Terrence Eugene. Survivors include one son, Daniel Eugene McHenry of Chula Vista, California; two sisters, Janice and husband, Paul Smith of Bella, Vista, Arkansas, and Donna and husband, Art Conway of Amarillo, Texas; two grandchildren, Sierra and Daniel McHenry of Chula Vista, California, and four nephews and three nieces. Funeral services were Tuesday, November 5, 11 a.m. at Hill & Son Funeral Home, Appleton City. Masonic service was conducted by the Appleton City Lodge #412 AF&AM. Ararat Shrine service was conducted by Legion of Honor Rose Ceremony. Ministers were Pastor John Ketcher and Rev. Frank Claiborne. Pallbearers were David Strauch, Timothy Smith, Don Payton, Paul Smith, Jay Whitesell and Michael Kramer. Burial was in Appleton City Cemetery. Military graveside service was conducted by Appleton City VFW Post #11242.

MCINTIRE, Anna Pauline Dodd
Hill & Son Funeral Home, LLC, Appleton City, Missouri
Anna Pauline McIntire, daughter of James Calhoun and Ruth Vivian (Ramsey) Dodd, was born November 8, 1917 in Sedalia, Missouri. She passed away at Research Medical Center November 23, 2007 at 90 years of age. Ann grew up in Clinton, Missouri. She and William Eugene McIntire were united in marriage January 10,
1942 at the Methodist Church in Clinton, Missouri. Ann and Gene moved to Independence, Missouri for a short time and then she lived in San Diego, California and later in McAllen, Texas while Gene was in the U.S. Navy. In 1945, following Gene’s time in the service, they moved to a farm near Appleton City, Missouri, and then in 1954 they moved to town where they remained throughout their lifetime. Mrs. McIntire received her Masters in Education at Central Missouri State College, teaching school for 30 years with 15 of those years as counselor. Ann was a faithful member of Trinity United Methodist Church where she had served in many capacities through the years and had been a member of the United Methodist Women’s group. She was also a member of the Order of the Eastern Star. Ann enjoyed her family and had enjoyed watching her children and grandchildren grow up. Preceding Ann in death were her parents, her husband, a brother Raymond Dodd and a sister Marjorie Dodd. Survivors include her son William E. “Bill” McIntire, Jr. of Appleton City, and her daughter Susan McIntire-Davis of Belton, Missouri; four grandchildren: Nicole Piepmeier, Stacey Jennings, Matt McIntire and Kate Davis; and five great-grandchildren: Tyler Piepmeier, Cole Piepmeier, Regan Jennings, Emma McIntire and Briar McIntire. Service: Hill & Son Funeral Home in Appleton City, Missouri on Sunday, November 25, 2007 at 2:00 p.m. Minister: Reverend Rob Barringer. Visitation: Hill & Son Funeral Home in Appleton City, Missouri on Sunday, November 25, 2007 between 1:00 -2:00 p.m.  Interment: Appleton City Cemetery in Appleton City, Missouri. Memorial: Trinity United Methodist Church.

MCINTIRE, James Harrison
Osceola Library files
James H. McIntire, 79, Rich Hill, died Tuesday, November 23, 1992 in Kansas City. He was a native of Roscoe and was a retired coal miner. He was a brother of Mary Cothern of Lowry City.

MCKINLEY, Cleo B.
Clinton Daily Democrat, 25 February 2002
Cleo B. McKinley, 95, Appleton City, died Friday, February 22, 2002, at Appleton City Manor Nursing Home, Appleton City. Survivors are one son, Jimmie McKinley, Clinton; two daughters, Lois Van Kesteren, Rocklin, California, and Sharon Fowler, Clinton; two sisters, DeAnn McKinley, Nevada, and Masa Wix, Appleton City; eight grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, February 26, at Hill & Son Funeral Home, Appleton City, with burial in Appleton City Cemetery.

MCKINLEY, DeAnna Mae Williamson
St. Clair County Courier, 19 May 2006
DeAnna Mae McKinley, 101, Nevada, Mo., formerly of Butler, died Tuesday, May 9, 2006, at Barone Alzheimer’s Care Center in Nevada. She was born September 15, 1904, to Matthew Harmon and Ellie D. Smith Williamson in Hobart, Okla. DeAnna was one of eight children. The family moved to Ohio community in St. Clair County when she was four years old. She attended Potts Grade School and Apple City High School. As a young girl, she joined the Ohio Methodist Church. DeAnna married James Raymond McKinley on April 22, 1929, in Osceola. They lived in Kansas City for nine years before moving to Pleasant Gat in Bates County. In 1950 they moved to a Farm southeast of Butler until they retired and moved into Butler. They were married for 57 years before Raymond’s death on May 20, 1986. She has lived in Nevada since 1997. DeAnna is survived by her son, Don McKinley and his wife, Nan of Coffeyville, Kan.; one sister, Masa Wix, Appleton City; five grandchildren, Greg Ernsbarger and his wife, Rene, Brent Ernsbarger and his wife, Deborah, Sherri Eador and her husband, Paul, Richard McKinley; two step grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; and nephews and nieces. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Raymond, in 1986; one brother, Killough Williamson; and four sisters, Costa Weinell, Cleo McKinley, Bonnie Davis, Maggie Williamson and Velta Park. Funeral Services were Saturday, May 13, at the Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel in Butler with Reverend Lester Thornton officiating. Burial was in Oak Hill Cemetery, Butler, under the direction of Schowengerdt Funeral Home, Butler. Memorials may be made to the Barone Care Center.

MCLAUGHLIN, Doris M. Feaster
St. Clair County Courier, 19 January 2007
Doris M. McLaughlin, age 71, of Quincy, Mo., was the third daughter to Levi Thomas and Edith Bethel, Monroe, Feaster on October 1, 1935 on a farm near Iconium, Missouri. She passed away after a courageous 21 month battle with cancer at Research Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri on January 13, 2007. Doris attended night school at Weaubleau, Missouri graduating in 1953 as Valedictorian of her class. She attended college at the University of Missouri in Warrensburg, Missouri, where she received her B.S., M.A., and Specialist in mathmatics and Business. It was also there that she met the man that was to be her future husband. Doris married Leroy, Mac, McLaughlin on August 4, 1958. Doris was preceded in death by her parents and one sister, Wilma Lee. She was survived by her devoted husband, Leroy, "Mac", McLaughlin, her loving sister, Dorothy Feaster, several cousins, former students and parents, and a host of friends, who will always remember her smiling face. Doris has left an empty space here, but her memory will live on forever by her loving nature that touched the hearts of everyone she met. Funeral services for Doris M. McLaughlin will be at 1:30 p.m., Thursday, January 18, 2007, at the Reser Funeral Home, Warsaw, with burial at Iconium Cemetery, Iconium, Mo. Visitation will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Wednesday evening at the Reser Funeral Home, Warsaw. Memorial contributions may be made to the McLaughlin Endowment Fund at St. Paul's Episcopal Day School, 4041 Main, Kansas City, MO or Hopewell Baptist Church in care of the Reser Funeral Home, P.O. Box 910, Warsaw, MO 65355.

MCLAUGHLIN, Doris M. Feaster
Kansas City Star, 16 January 2007
Doris M. McLaughlin passed away January 13, 2007, at Research Medical Center after a long struggle with cancer. Born October 1, 1935, in Iconium, Mo., Doris was a lifelong math teacher in the Kansas City area. Married in 1958 to LeRoy "Mac" McLaughlin, the "Macs" taught for 30 years in the Raytown School District before retiring in 1986. Unwilling to give up her protractor and compass, Doris was hired that same year by St. Paul's Episcopal Day School, being charged with the mission of establishing the best middle school math program in the Kansas City area. As a result, the St. Paul's math teams earned a number of state and national recognitions over the next 19 years. In addition to her classroom teaching, she was a critical guide to Student Council, Math Club and the annual trip to Potosi. Beyond her love for life, Mrs. Mac's care for the individual student, teacher and parent earned her the reputation as a mentor for life and a friend forever. Doris was a member of Hopewell Baptist Church in Benton County, Mo. She was preceded in death by her parents, Bethel Monroe and Levi Thomas Feaster, and sister Wilma Lee Feaster. Doris is survived by her husband, Mac, sister Dorothy M. Feaster and many beloved cousins. The Macs counted as their children the thousands of students they have taught in the classroom. Visitation will be from 6:30-8 p.m. on Wednesday, January 17, with a funeral service at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, January 18. Both will be conducted at Reser Funeral Home in Warsaw, Mo. In addition, a memorial service will be held at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, February 8, at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 40th and Main in Kansas City, Mo. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the McLaughlin Endowment Fund at St. Paul's Episcopal Day School, 4041 Main in Kansas City, Mo., or Hopewell Baptist Church in Quincy, Mo.

MCLEMORE, Robert M.
Osceola Library Files
R.M. McLemore Rites Sept. 21 - Funeral services were held Tuesday, Sept. 21, at 2:30 p.m. at the Osceola Christian church for Robert M. McLemore, 16, who died Sept. 19 at St. Luke’s hospital in Kansas City. He was critically injured near Osceola in a car accident Sept. 13. After receiving treatment at Sac Osage Hospital, he was transferred to St. Luke’s, where he remained until his death. Officiating at the service was Rev. Charles Gillispie. The soloist, Miss Cheryl Sandfort, was accompanied by Miss Pam Waite. Mrs. Beryl Kiefer was organist. Pallbearers were Bruce Reach, Oliver Luther, Jr., Jim Littell, Gary Lyons, Rickey Powell, Douglas Collins, Steve Krider and Ernie Gordon. Burial was made in the Osceola cemetery under the direction of Goodrich Funeral Home. Robert, son of Dr. and Mrs. R.C. McLemore of Osceola, was born June 21, 1953, at Moberly, Mo. He, with his family moved to Osceola, when he was four years old. He attended all 12 years at the Osceola schools and was graduated from high school in 1971. He had planned to enter Southwest Missouri State College at Springfield this month. Survivors are his parents; two sisters, Linda and Joyce, and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Garland Mitchell of Paris, Mo. Family members have requested that donations be made to the Robert M. McLemore Memorial Fund, created to help purchase a new scoreboard for Osceola High School. Money may be sent to Inez Reser or Maudie Reed, fund treasurers, in Osceola. -- Note: Osceola cemetery records list: Robert M. McLemore, born 26 June 1953; died 19 September 1971.

MCLERRAN, Clarence A. (Rev.)
Clinton Eye, 4 July 1974
Funeral services were held, June 11, at Lowry City Church of God (Holiness), for Rev. Clarence A. McLerran, pastor of the church, who died June 8. Officiating at the service were Rev. John I. Page, Rev. Noel Scott, and Rev. James Coleman. Pallbearers were: A.L. Hayton, Milan Bourland, William Mays, Lester Reasoner, Richard Payne and Kenneth Shinn. Serving as honorary escorts were members of the board of Deacons. Interment was made in Shiloh cemetery under the direction of Goodrich Funeral Home. Rev. McLerran, son of James Thomas and Sarah Nancy McLerran, was born February 1, 1923 at Iconium, Mo. He was united in marriage to Joyce Suiter, November 8, 1947, at Clinton, Mo. To this union was born three children, Marley, of Lowry City; Mrs. Naomi Garrett of Overland Park, Kansas, and Marcia of the home. Also surviving are four brothers: John, of Brownington; Sam, of Fulton; Jim, of Independence; and Lee, of Deepwater; two sisters; Ethel Williams, Brownington; and Birtie Warburton, Deepwater, two grandsons, Carl and Todd. He spent his early years farming until he answered his call into the Armed Services where he served three years. Following his honorable discharge from the service, he became a minister and served in this capacity for 26 years. He served as pastor at Hatton Chapel, Hallsville, and Lowry City.

MCLERRAN, Samuel Arthur (Rev.)
St. Clair County Courier, 3 June 2005
Reverend Samuel Arthur McLerran of Lowry City, passed away Sunday, May 29, 2005, at Golden Valley Memorial Hospital, Clinton, at the age of 92. Sam was born April 5, 1913, in Iconium, to James Thomas and Sarah Nancy Feaster McLerran. Sam’s father passed away when he was in the fourth grade, leaving his mother with eight children. His father, Thomas, operated the local sorghum mill where all the community brought their sugar cane to be processed. During the depression years Sam and his friend, Harl Duke, rode freight trains from Missouri to the state of Washington stopping places along the way to work, in order to send money to his mother, Sarah, to support the family. In Washington, Sam worked on a large cattle ranch as a cowboy, spending most of the time out on the range herding cattle. During those days he shot a mountain lion, bob cats and told of killing two coyote with one shot. He slept out on the range for months at a time with the cattle. Sam sold his saddle, chaps and hat then went to work in the Sunshine Silver Mine in Idaho. During this time Sam went back home to marry Gladys Suiter. They traveled by train back to Idaho. Their first son was born there in 1937. The family moved to Detroit, Mich., where Sam went to school for welding. Arnold Dennis was born there in 1943. Sam welded for Freuhaff. He became a master welder and continued welding until the early 40s when he began as a full time minister. He remained in the ministry the remaining part of his life, almost 60 years. In the late 40s he felt the call to come to reopen the doors at Mt. Olive Church in Wisdom. This was his first church. After this he pastored many churches. Sam served as a minister with great passion and compassion. One of his passions was reading the Bible. In his late 30s Sam enrolled in a Bible college where he made top grades as an older student with only a fourth grade education. He continued to be an avid reader, collected books and maintained a large library. He read the Bible more times than he could count and memorized approximately two-thirds of the Bible. During his retirement years he continued to preach and fill in pulpits and minister one on one to many, many people. Sam was able to lead his brothers, Jim, Lee and Clarence to the Christian faith. His brother, Clarence, also became a minister. Grandpa loved to eat fried squirrel and squirrel gravy; and grandma said they could not train the squirrel dog to not tree a squirrel on Sunday because daddy would not kill a squirrel on the Lord’s day. Grandpa loved all people equally regardless of ethnicity or economic status. Grandpa was preceded in death by his parents, James Thomas and Sarah Nancy Feaster McLerran; his brothers, Willie McLerran, John McLerran, Lee MeLerran and Clarence McLerran; and his sisters, Stella Parks and Ethel Williams. Sam is survived by his wife of 68 years, Gladys Eveline Suiter McLerran; their two sons, Gaylord, Olathe, Kan., and Arnold, Greenville, S.C.; a sister, Bertie McLerran Warburton, Clinton; five grandchildren, Douglas and Donald, Oklahoma City, Okla., Sharon McLerran Jackson and Lori McLerran Gentry, Nashville, Tenn., and Andrea McLerran, Taylors, S.C.; eighit great grandchildren; many nieces and nephews and a host of friends. Funeral services were Wednesday, June 1, in the Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel with burial in the Shiloh Cemetery.

MCMASTER, Mauerlene Homer
Clinton Daily Democrat, 5 November 2002
Mauerlene Homer McMaster, son of Ruel and Genviece (Brooks) McMaster, was born September 24, 1916 in Nebraska and died September 27, 2002, at Clinton, the result of an automobile accident. Mac was a carpenter. He had lived in Adrian before moving to Lowry City about two months ago. He is survived by one daughter, Sandra Buffum and husband Gary, Arvada, Colorado; one stepdaughter, Donna Jean Eakly of Lafayette, Colorado; a special friend, Laverne Creekmore of Blue Springs; two sisters, Lucille Coates, Phoenix, Arizona, and Betty of the state of Washington, as well as three grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Graveside services were held at the Graceland Cemetery, Creston, Iowa, on Thursday, October 3, at 3 p.m., under the direction of Vansant-Mills Funeral Home of Clinton.

MCNEIL, Mollie L. Ramsey
Osceola Sun, 28 August 1879
Death of Mrs. Geo. C. McNeil.
The relatives and friends of Mrs. Mollie L. McNeil, of Osceola, were shocked last Sunday to learn that her death had suddenly occurred the previous afternoon at the residence of her father, Mr. E.W. Ramsey, in Clinton. Mrs. McNeil had been in delicate health for some time, and for several weeks had been suffering severely with dropsy, but was supposed to be improving up to a few hours before death ensued. The deceased was 24 years of age, and had been married nearly three years, leaving one child – a little girl. She had for several years been a member of the Baptist Church and a faithful follower of the teachings of the Savior. The body was brought to Osceola for burial, and Sunday afternoon was deposited beside the tomb of a brother, James W. Ramsey, who died here six years ago. A very large concourse of mourners followed the corpse to the cemetery where the funeral ceremonies were conducted by Rev. J.F. Watkins. An universal feeling of sympathy is extended the young husband who has lost a dear wife, and to the child so early bereft of the care and tender love of a mother.

MCNUTT, Michael Christopher
St. Clair County Courier, Friday, 25 April 2008
Michael Christopher McNutt, a bright beautiful baby, was born March 26, 1985, in Kansas City, to Terry and Mary Catherine [Peek] McNutt. He passed away April 20 at his home. Michael graduated from Hickman Mills High School and received an associates degree in computer aided drafting from Vatterott College, Kansas City.
He was in the R.O.T.C. and planned to serve in the military. Michael was waiting to complete his enlistment in the Marines at the time of his death. He was preceded in death by his mother, Mary McNutt. Michael is survived in death by his father, Terry McNutt, of the home, two brothers, Brian, of the home, Gary, Kansas City; two aunts, Patty Pugh, Kansas City, and Jennie Thielman, Addisosn, Alabama; four uncles, Walter Wulf, William Wulf, Ronnie Wulf, all of Louisiana and Roger Wulf, Osceola. Also surviving are his paternal grandparentss, Paul and Esther McNutt; other relatives and friends. Services were held april 24 at the Osceola church of the Nazarene with Rev. Jerry Kazmaier officiating. Interment followed at the Osceola Cemetery, Osceola. Arrangements bySheldon-Goodrich Funeral Home, Osceola.

MCQUEEN, George Fletcher Jr.
Clinton Daily Democrat, October 1993
George Fletcher McQueen, Jr. was born February 4, 1907 in Henry County, the son of George F. and Olive (Lutz) McQueen. He passed away October 18, 1993 at Sac-Osage Hospital in Osceola, at the age of 86. George was married to Gladys Carlton in March of 1926. Gladys preceded him in death in 1963. George was a veteran, serving his country in World War II. He was self-employed as a carpenter. He is survived by two sons, Dwayne C. McQueen, Hayward, Ca., George F. McQueen, III, Farmington, Ar.; two daughters, Willa M. Simmons, Independence, Wanda L. McPherson, Mesa, Az.; three brothers, Granville McQueen, Appleton City, Glenn McQueen, Burk Burnett, Tx., Gorman McQueen, Wilder, Id.; one sister, Genevra Snapp, Houston, Tx.; ten grandchildren, including Ferrel Bishop who lived with and cared for George; 15 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, a daughter, Lynetta; three brothers, Garland, Gib and Buy, and one sister, Geneva. Funeral services were at 2 p.m., Thursday, October 21, 1993 at Consalus Chapel, Clinton, with Rev. Don Eaton officiating. Pallbearers were Matt Nelson, David Simmons, Guy McQueen, Jim McQueen, Paul McQueen, Bill McPherson. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery.

MCTYR, Della Poling
Osceola Library Files
March 1970 - Aunt Dies. Della McTyr, the former Della Poling of this area, passed away recently at the age of 88 years old. She was the aunt of Nancy Sanders and Tennessee Lytton of Osceola.

MENDENHALL, Walter Earl
Clinton Daily Democrat, 18 October 2001
Walter Earl Mendenhall, the second son of Samuel and Florence Dunn Mendenhall, was born January 4, 1920 near Urich and died September 23, 2001 in Eureka, California. On June 16, 1942 he was married to Marjorie Smith, also of Urich. To this union one daughter, Marie Louise Mendenhall was born. Walter attended Hickory Grove and Maple Grove rural schools in White Oak Township and Urich High School, graduating with the Class of 1937. Walter served in the United States Navy in the Pacific during World War II, attaining the rank of Chief Machinist Mate. After discharge from the Navy, he and his older brother Wilbur went to Eureka, California where they and their spouses were in the transportation business, operating a taxi-cab company, airport limousine service, rental car company and trucking operations. One of these businesses was a star mail route which Walter personally operated for 50 years, acquiring a reputation for always getting the mail through in spite of storms, floods and landslides. He is survived by his spouse, Marjorie, Rohnert Park, California; his daughter Marie, and son-in-law, John Mead; and granddaughters, Jessica and Gillian, all of Columbus, Ohio. One niece, Beverly Matschowials of South Lake Tahoe, California, and a nephew, Tommy Mendenhall of Samoa, California also survive him. Walter was cremated and it is planned to return his ashes to Urich and lay them to rest in Urich Cemetery.

MEREDITH, Elvin Norris
St. Clair County Courier, 2 February 2007
Elvin Norris Meredith was born Nov. 29, 1927 in Rockville and passed away Jan. 25, 2007, at Cox Medical Center, Springfield. The youngest son of Ernie and Mary Dains Meredith, Elvin committed his life to the Lord at Birdsong Baptist Church near Collins. Elvin attended Collins Public School. After graduating he joined the United States Navy where he served for two years. Soon after his discharge from the United States Navy, Elvin married his childhood sweetheart, Lois Rains in June of 1950. From this union six children were born. In 1956 they purchased a farm near Gerster, where they spent the rest of their married life raising their family and working the farm. In 1965 Elvin wen to work for the United States Postal Service where he served as Postmster in the Weaubleau office for 26 years, retiring in 1991. Elvin was preceded in death by his wife, Lois; daughter, Judy; his parents, Ernie and Mary; brother, Norvel and his nephew, Don. He is survived by his long tiem friend and companion, Charlotte Hutton; five children, Jim and Debbie Cauthon of New Jersey, Craig and Nancy Bryant, Osceola and their children, Grier, Kelsey, Tyler, Meredith and great granddaughter, Parker; Eddie and Lynda Meredith, Osceola and their daughter, Whitney; Danny and Georgie Carney, Osceola and their children Cody, Patrick, Dillon, Anna, Logan and Zachary; Michael and Amy Meredith, Bolivar, their children, Mickayla, Lydia and Brant; one sister, Iowana McBurney and her husband, Ed, Kansas City; nephews, nieces; a large extended family and many, many friends. Services for Elvin were Sunday, Jan. 28, in the Sheldon Goodrich Chapel with Reverend Scott Hill officiating. Musical selections were "Amazing Grace", "Wind Beneath My Wings" with donna Carney, soloist and Gail Ingle, accompanist. Casketbearers were Grier Bryant, Cody Carney, Patrick Carney, Logan Carney, Kelsey Bryant, Tyler Bryant, Dillon Carney, Zachary Carney and Brant Meredith. Military honors were given by the United States Navy National Guard Oscar Team. Final disposition was cremation with interment in the Butcher Cemetery under the direction of Sheldon-Goodrich Funeral Home, Osceola.

MEREDITH, Elvin Norris
Kansas City Star, 28 January 2007
Mr. Elvin N. Meredith, 79, Weaubleau, MO, passed away Jan. 25, 2007 at Cox Medical Center South, Springfield, MO. Funeral services with military honors 4 p.m. Sunday, January 28 at SheldonGoodrich Chapel, Osceola, MO. Cremation following service. (Arr: SheldonGoodrich Funeral Home, 417-646-8135).

MEREDITH, Henry
Submitted by: Stacy Kelly
Died – Henry Meredith, a farmer, living five miles north of Osceola, died July 20, 1902, from typhoid fever. He was married to Mrs. Mary Hall, daughter of Robert and Jane Boswell, of this county, Oct. 1892. His wife died April 17, 1900. He leaves a little son, 9 years old, a daughter 6 years old, a kind and loving mother, four brothers, two sisters, and a host of friends and relatives to mourn his loss. He was a kind father and a loving husband. He professed religion at an early age and was united with the Coon creek Baptist church and was baptized by the writer. He lived for twenty-four days with typhoid fever but bore his sufferings with patience that only christians can bear, never murmuring or complaining. His remains were laid to rest in the Holsapple cemetery five miles south-west of Collins, the funeral sermon was preached by the writer, to a large crowd, the text was taken from Job, 14 chap. and 10 verse, - But man dieth and Wasteth away, Yea man giveth up the ghost and where is He? – After which he was laid beside his wife to rest and wait until the dead are called to Judgment, remind us all that we too must die. He was born in Hickory county, Mo., July 25th 1863. Age 38 years, 11 months and 20 days. W.F. Shackelford.

MEREDITH, James Emery
Submitted by: Stacy Kelly
Thursday, February 19, 1937 marked the passing of oen of our old time and loyal citizens of St. Clair County in the person of “Uncle Jim” Meredith as he was familiarly known. He will be remembered by the people of Collins, as he spent several years of his life near there, also of the Bear Creek neighborhood as he lived there several years. When he was a young man his father died leaving him the responsibility of helping his mother rear the children, which he did well. After his marriage, he assisted in the rearing of two families of orphan children. He was born in Pettis county near Sedalia, Missouri, May 19, 1857. He moved with his parents to Hickory county when just a boy. About the time he came to manhood he lived north of Humansville and spent the most of the remainder of his life in St. Clair county and Henry county. He passed away at the home of his nephew, Evan Lawler in Vista, Missouri at the age of 79 years 8 months, and 29 days. He was married to Sallie Glenn in November 1915. She preceded him in death in October 1923. He leaves to mourn his going: one brother, Dee Meredith, Erie, Kansas, one sister, Mrs. Mattie Lawler, Cole, Missouri, one half-brother, W.J. Brookshire, Rollins, Kansas. A number of nephews and nieces and a host of friends. He was converted at the Conn schoolhouse in St. Clair county nearly 50 years ago under the preaching of Bro. Sam Hardy. He spent the most of the time for the last few years with his nephews, Arlie Meredith of Osceola, and Evan Lawler of Vista. He was always cheerful and had a kind word for everyone. Funeral services were conducted at Vista Baptist church by The Rev. D.D. Tally on Saturday, February 20, 1937. Interment was in the Osceola cemetery with O.S. Hull of Osceola Funeral Home in charge. The pall bearers were: Evan Lawler, Arlie Meredith, Dale Lawler, Lee Meredith, Fred Meredith, Roy Boswell and Ted Sink. We extend our heartfelt sympathy to the bereaved.

MEREDITH, James Emery
Submitted by: Stacy Kelly
Card of Thanks - We wish to express our thanks and appreciation to all who have assisted in any way during the sickness and passing of our brother and uncle. Your thoughtfulness and sympathy means so much to us. Mrs. Mattie Lawler. Lee Meredith. Arlie Meredith. Evan Lawler.

MEREDITH, Lucy E. Boswell
Submitted by: Stacy Kelly
Died – At her home near Collins, Mrs. Lucy E. Meredith. Born July 4, 1874, died June 13, 1901, aged 26 years, 11 months and 9 days. She was the daughter of Robert and Jane Boswell. She was married to Wm. M. Meredith Dec. 16, 1894, professed religion and united with the Collins Baptist Church in 1888. She was a consecrated Christian woman, loved by all who knew her. Though suffering untold misery not a murmer escaped her lips; though confined to her bed the most of the time since the first day of January, 1901, with that dread disease, consumption, she patiently awaited the call of the Master. Her funeral was preached to a large congregation of sorrowing relatives and loving friends on Friday the 14th and on Saturday the 16th she was laid to rest in the Culbertson cemetery northwest of Collins, there to rest until the sound of the Trumpet is heard calling the dead to judgment. Our sympathies go out to the bereaved husband, little daughter, aged parents and brothers who are left to mourn her death. But their loss is her eternal gain. How she will be missed in the church and by all who knew her. The writer baptized her, united her in marriage and preached her funeral. W.F.S.

MEREDITH, Mary
Osceola Herald, 6 February 6 1868, page 1, column 3
Mrs. Mary Meredith died at residence of Capt. B.F. Cook, January 8th, 1868 in the 75th year of her age. She was born in Amherst Co., Virginia September 1794. In 1803 she came with her father's family to Franklin Co., Virginia and in 1858 immigrated to St. Clair Co., Missouri.

MEREDITH, Oral Nancy Boswell
Submitted by: Stacy Kelly
Oral Meredith was born December 23, 1901 in St. Clair County near Collins. She was the oldest of six children born to Thomas M. and Effie Tucker Boswell. When Oral was only 12 years old her mother died leaving to Oral the responsibility of being mother to and caring for five younger brothers and sisters, Lloyd, Ray, Opal, Gertrude and John Lee who was only two years old when this tragedy came into their lives. Oral accepted it with courage and confidence. For a while she was helped by Aunt Nellie Tucker who stayed with the family while Oral finished school at Oak Ridge also called Tillery School. She then assumed the responsibility of an adult while she was still a child herself. At an early age, Oral bcame a dedicated Christian and member of Coon Creek Baptist Church. She remained a faithful member throughout the years. On June 22, 1927, Oral was married to Fred Meredith. They had three children, Harold Thomas, Opal Marilyn, often called Junie, and Freddy Paul. In addition to their own three children they raised Elvin Meredith from infancy when his mother became ill and could not take care of him. Elvin always referred to Oral as “Mom”. Oral and Fred were devoted parents who shared their faith in God and studied their Bible regularly. Oral developed a good memory of the Scriptures. She can almost be heard quoting, “Oh, death where is thy sting? Oh, grave, where is they victory?” with the answer, “The victory is life eternal”. After Fred’s death in 1979 Oral and Freddy Paul struggled together. While she was still young, tragedy struck her life a second time when she lost her sight and was plunged into a world of total darkness. Undaunted, she again accepted her fate with courage while demonstrating remarkable patience. She never lost her faith which sustained her. By 1988 she was too frail to continue living and working on the farm and she went to Northwood Hills in Humansville where she lived till death claimed her on Tuesday, February 27. Her indomitable faith, courage and perseverance under trying circumstances have been an inspiration to all who knew her. Oral is survived by two sons; Harold Thomas Meredith of Marshall, Mo. and Freddy Paul Meredith of Collins, Mo., one daughter, Mrs. Marilyn Ruggles of Columbia, Mo., a nephew she considered a son, Elvin Meredith of Gerster, Mo., one brother, John Boswell of Weaubleau, Mo., two sisters, Mrs. Gertrude Winders of Warrensburg, Mo., and Mrs. Opal Bowman of Weaubleau, Mo., three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren, nephews and nieces, other relatives and many friends. Services were held on Thursday, February 29 at 2 p.m. at the Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel by the Rev. Marshall Henderson. Music was played by Donna Carney and Gail Ingle. Casketbearers were John Mike Winders, Craig Bryant, Roy Gene Miller, Herman Capps, Bill Ruggles and Elvin Meredith. Interment was held at the Freeman-Holsapple Cemetery.

MERRIMAN, David Clyde
Kansas City Star, 1 February 2007
Brother Clyde Merriman, 98, of Appleton City, Mo., passed away January 31, 2007. Services 2 p.m. Saturday, February 3, at Hill & Son Funeral home. Memorials to First Christian Church.

MERRIMAN, David Clyde
St. Clair County Courier, 9 February 2007
Brother Clyde Merriman  - David Clyde Merriman, son of Ralph Oliver and Lavina Pearl Park Merriman, was born Sept. 28, 1908 in Henry County. He departed this life Jan. 31, 2007, at Appleton City manor Nursing Home in Appleton City, at 98 years of age. Clyde's early life ws shaped by his loving grandparents, parents, a brother, sisters, Sunday school teachers, preachers and evangelists. Many doors were opened and many circumstances shaped him for his entire life which was spent in ministry. Clyde lived on the family farm working with his parents and caring for them in their later lives until their passing. He accepted Christ at an early age, knowing even then that he wanted to share his Christian beliefs from the pulpit. He spent much time practicing his preaching on his tractor, in the field while working and in the woods to the birds, bees and whatever creatures were listening. His spare time was spent studying his Bible. He was a quiet, sensitive, pensive man, knowledgeable about his Bible and well versed in its scriptures. He chose not to marry but instead to serve the Lord and shepherd his family. Brother Clyde had a large close knit family of Christian friends whom he led to the Lord and cared for deeply. Clyde attended Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, Ill. for two years. He later served Bates, Henry and St. Clair counties where he was in the pulpit at Lowry City, Park Grove, Ohio, Osceola, Pleasant Gap, Appleton City and Deepwater Christian Churches. He had a hunger for what God had to offer and always felt compelled to share the love and commitment he had with others. He spent much time immersed in Bible study and had been given the gift of interpretation of those scriptures. Brother Merriman was a mentor to many who chose to share God's message. He was a "pastor's pastor" sharing and strengthening other ministers and messengers of the gospel. There are several to his credit whom he mentioned, Reverend Larry Wheeler, Reverend Wilbur Zink, Reverend Bob Fenwick, Dr. Paul Deal and Howard Hellwig, Ted Akers, Gene Barker, Arleigh Martin and Rodney Randall. Preceding Clyde in death were his parents; a brother, Oliver "Buster" Merriman and a sister, Dora Icel Merriman. Survivors include a sister, Georgia Williams, Clinton; five nephews, Ron Williams and Rick Williams, both of Clinton, Franis Merriman, Kansas City, Kenny Merriman, Chilhowee and Terry Merriman, Blue Springs; two nieces, Jeannie Bybee, Deepwater and Judy Sierks, Lincoln. Services for Brother Merriman were Saturday, Feb. 3, at the Hill and Son Funeral Home, Appleton City, with Reverend Wilbur Zink, Reverend Larry Wheeler, Reverend Bob Fenwick and Reverend Tony Reynolds officiating.
Musical selections were "Are You Washed in the Blood" and "Blessed Assurance" with Linda Hargrave, organist and Tony Reynolds, vocalist. Casketbearers were DeWane Rice, Kent Gilmore, Keith Gilmore, Len Gilmore, Bob Wafel and Danny Love. Interment was in the Appleton City Cemetery, Appleton City, where Tony Reynolds sang "In The Garden". Memorials may be made to the First Christian Church.

METZ, Sarah Ann Swihart
Gospel Messenger, 1906, Page 110
Sarah Metz, nee Swihart, born in Stark County Ohio; died Jan.28, 1906 in the bounds of the Oak Grove church, St. Clair, MO, aged 79 years, 11 months, & 18 days. She was united in marriage to Eli Metz. The union was blest with 7 children. One boy & one girl preceded her to the spirit land. She & her husband united with the German Baptist Brethren Church in 1845. Her husband served the church as elder till the Lord called him. She was in the service of her Master for 61 years. She selected Rev.14:12,13 for her funeral preached by the undersigned & Bro. A. Rodabaugh. She was buried in the Oak Grove Cemetery. Abel Killingsworth.

MICHAUD, Gene F.
Clinton Daily Democrat,14 April 2003
Gene F. Michaud, 53, Lowry City, a truck driver, died Saturday, April 12, 2003, at St. Luke's Hospital in Kansas City. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 16, in the Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel. Burial will be in Kidds Chapel Cemetery.

MICHEL, Minnie Evelyn Thompson
Clinton Daily Democrat, 8 May 2001
Evelyn Michel, 85, Appleton City, died Monday, May 7, 2001, at St. Joseph Health Center, Kansas City. She is survived by her husband, Glen Michel, Sr. of the home; two daughters, Jane Meredith of Montrose and Jo Pischel of West Point, Nebraska; one son, Glen Michel, Jr., Appleton City; one brother, Wallis Thompson, Clinton; six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 9, at Hill & Son Funeral Home, Appleton City, with burial in Montrose Cemetery.

MICHEL, Glen Albert Sr.
Clinton Daily Democrat, 24 December 2003
Glen Albert Michel, Sr., the son of Albert and Mary Elizabeth (Batschelette) Michel, was born on May 27, 1915, in Henry County. He died at Heartland of Willow Lane Nursing Home in Butler on December 16, 2003, at the age of 88 years. Glen lived his entire life in the Montrose and Appleton City areas where he worked as a farmer. He was united in marriage to Minnie Evelyn Thompson on September 20, 1939, in Clinton. To this union three children were born. Glen was preceded in death by his parents; his wife Evelyn; two sisters and one brother. He is survived by his two daughters, Jane and husband, Leroy Meredith, Bolivar, Jo and husband, Bob Pischel of West Point, Nebraska; son, Glen Jr. and wife, Betty Michel, Appleton City; six grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Glen took great enjoyment and pride in his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. His farming was very important to him throughout his life. Glen was well known for his warm and friendly personality and the way he could find humor in life with his friends. He loved to visit and play cards with his friends. Funeral services were held at Hill & Son Funeral Home, Appleton City, on Friday, December 19, 2 p.m. Rev. Paul Milliken officiated. Pallbearers were Marvin Meredith, Michael Meredith, James Meredith, Brad Scott, Mike Kalcic and George Dunning. Burial was in Montrose Cemetery.

MICKE, August E. Aaron
St. Clair County Courier, Friday, 25 January 2008
Aaron Micke - August E. [Aaron] Micke was born Oct. 10, 1979 in Clinton to David Michael and Judy Maxine Micke and passed away on Jan. 14, 2008. In May 1998 Aaron graduated from Calhoun High School. In 2001 he went to work for his father-in-law on the family farm. On Dec. 22, 2001 Aaron was united in marriage to Andrea Nicole Kottwitz. To this union one child was born and also two dogs were raised as their kids.
Aaron was preceded in death by his daighter, Destiny Nicole Micke and both sets of grandparents. August
and Muriel Micke and Emma Wilson. Aaron is survived by his wife, Andrea, of the home, their dogs, Angel and Baby Girl, parents David and Judy Micke of Calhoun, siblings, Robin Gunnerson of Hawaii, Shawn and wife Sonja and their son Davin of Germany, Michael and wife Susan and their boys, Dakota, Garrett, Terrell and Aaron James of Calhoun. He is also survived by a very special grand-dad, Frank Kottwitz, his mother and father-in-law, Duke and Debbie Kottwitz of Osceola, brothers and sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews. He leaves behind a very special friend, Rachael Wheatley and her three sons, Brandon, Jonathan and Logan, who he loved with all his heart, a host of other relatives and friends. Services were held Saturday, Jan. 19 at Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel. Officiated by Minister Greg Mangum and Martin Micke. Music selections played included "International Harvester", "Brotherly Love" and "The Other Side". Casketbearers were Michael Micke, Shawn Gunnerson, Rodney Wolfe, Kyle Wolfe, Josh Little ad Jeff Faulkenberry. Honorary casketbearers were Dakota Price, Garrett Micke, Terrell Micke, Aaron James Micke, David Gunnerson, Brandon Wheatley, Jonathan Lewis, Jimmy Foltz, Micky Kottwitz, Lance Kottwitz, Chuck Zellner and Logan Elges. Interment was in Resthaven Memorial Gardens, Osceola Arrangements were under the direction of Sheldon-Goodrich Funeral Home, Osceola.

MILES, Violet Lois Sherwood
Kansas City Star, 22 October 2005
Violet Lois Miles, 79, Osceola, Mo., passed away Wednesday, October 20, 2005. Funeral services 1 p.m. Monday, October 24 at the Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel; burial in Benton Green Cemetery, Roscoe, Mo.
Visitation 7-8 p.m. Sunday, October 23 at the chapel. (Arrangements: Sheldon-Goodrich F.H..)

MILES, Violet Lois Sherwood
St. Clair County Courier, 28 October 2005
Violet Lois Miles of Osceola, formerly of Kansas City, Kans., passed away October 20, 2005, in Springfield.
Violet was born January 19, 1926, in Ottawa County, Okla., to Floyd and Josephine Chance Sherwood. Violet was united in marriage on December 11, 1943, to Paul Wesley Miles, Sr. in Kansas City, Kans. Paul preceded her in death in May 1997. Violet spent most of her life as a homemaker. She belonged to VFW Ladies Auxiliary Post 1894 and attended Osceola Community Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, a daughter, Diana Lois Miles, and one brother, Cleo W. Sherwood. Violet is survived by two sons, Paul W. Miles, Jr. and his wife Karen of Garden City, and Donnie R. Miles Sr. and his wife Renea of Lawson; three daughters, Sharron M. Lank and her husband Norman of Vero Beach, Fla., Kathryn S. Smith and her husband Stan of Osceola and Twaila J. Knotts and her husband Larry of Excelsior Springs; one sister, Opal L. Powell of Tillamook, Ore.; 17 grandchildren, 39 great grandchildren, six great great grandchildren, many nieces, nephews, cousins, friends, and a special friend Orval Shorty Chrisman. Funeral services were ministered by Greg Mangum Monday, October 24, at the Sheldon Goodrich Chapel with burial in Benton Green Cemetery, near Osceola. Music was “Life’s Railway to Heaven”, “In the Garden” and “Just As I Am” by Gail Ingle. Casket bearers were Rich Smith, Timothy Knotts, Donnie Miles Jr., Larry Knotts Jr., Nick Miles and Jeff Smith. Honorary casket bearers were Norman Lank Jr. and Shannon Lank.

MILLAM, Aldo L.
Aldo L. Millam, 96, Clinton, passed away June 12, 1991, at Westwood Nursing Home. He was fourth in the family of 12 children born to Willard and Nora Bray Millam, at Lowry City, MO, May 26, 1895, the only survivor being a brother, Willard, of Three Rivers, MI. On June 10, 1916, he was united in marriage to Anna Mae Lawrence at Lowry City. To this union were born six children. Dorothy Pearl of Clinton; Mildred Hermanson of Joplin; Helen Pilant of Kansas City; Charles, Donald and Jim of the Clinton area. He was a farmer and house painter. Also, he and his wife, Anna, owned and operated the Millam Nursing Home for many years in Clinton. He spent most of his life in St. Clair and Henry Counties, living briefly in Illinois, Minnesota and also the state of Washington, as an infant. He professed faith in Jesus Christ at an early age and at the time of his death was a charter member of Northeast Baptist Church in Clinton. Preceding him in death were his wife, Anna, in May of 1987, and daughter, Helen, in December of 1973. Also surviving him are 16 grandchildren, 35 great-grandchildren and 29 great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Friday, June 14, at the Vansant-Mills Chapel of Clinton at 2 p.m. Rev. C. J. Ford officiated. Pallbearers were Dennis Millam, Russell Millam, Danny Millam, Charles Benton Jenkins, Bob Snodgrass and Jody Nichols. Honorary pallbearers were Steve Jenkins, Doug Millam, Gary Jenkins, David Millam, Ron Millam and Darren Millam. Burial was held at the Lowry City Cemetery, Lowry City.

MILLAM, Anna May Lawrence
Anna May Millam was born Sep 8, 1898, in Shawnee, OK, the daughter of Charles and Elizabeth Lawrence. She passed away May 20, 1987, at home in Clinton, MO. She lived in Lowry City, MO, before moving to Clinton in 1940. She was married to Aldo L. Millam June 10, 1916, and to this union six children were born. She was a member of the Northeast Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by one daughter, Helen Pilant in 1973. She is survived by her husband, Aldo, two daughters, Dorothy Peal of Clinton and Mildred Hermanson of Joplin, MO; three sons, Don of Windsor, Charles and Jim Millam of Clinton; a sister, Myrtle Hamilton of Madelia, MN, 16 grandchildren, 35 great-grandchildren, and 16 great-great-grandchildren, a host of nieces, and nephews and friends. Funeral services were held Sat, May 23, 1987, at 2 p.m. at the Vansant-Mills Chapel with Rev. C. J. Ford officiating. Casketbearers were Dennis Millam, Danny Millam, Bob Snodgrass, Russell Millam, Charles Benton Jenkins, and Jody Nichols. Honorary casketbearers were Steve Jenkins, Gary Jenkins, Ron Millam, Doug Millam, David Millam, and Darren Millam. Burial was in the Lowry City cemetery under the direction of Vansant-Mills Funeral Home.

MILLAM, Beulah Faye Akers
Clinton Daily Democrat
Beulah Y. Millam, 90, 13C Wetzel Circle, Clinton, MO, died Tuesday, November 4, 1986 at Golden Valley Hospital Among survivors is a daughter, Delores Pogue of Clinton.

MILLAM, George Harold
Clinton Daily Democrat, 18 July 2003
George Harold Millam, Clinton, son of Rolla and Beulah Faye (Akers) Millam, was born December 25, 1930, in St. Clair County and died at the Golden Valley Hospital, Clinton, on July 7, 2003, at the age of 72 years. George was married to Donna Marie Campbell Millam. He served in the National Guard. He was a member of the Clinton Fire Department for over 25 years. He was a member of the Northeast Baptist Church and the Camelot Community Organization. He worked for the Clinton School District for 12 years before retiring. George was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Opal Bennett, and one brother, Raymond Millam. He is survived by his wife Donna, of the home; three sons, Rick Millam and wife Eileene, Steve Millam, Chris Millam and wife Elaine; two daughters, Becky Good and husband Chris and Susan Stone and husband Mark, all of Clinton; five sisters, Alice Lavenne McGrann and husband, Lyle, Illinois, Neva Goodmin and husband Junior, Kansas, Martha Johnson and husband Richard, Osceola, Mary Stober and husband Pete, Sedalia, and Delores Pogue and husband Edwin, Clinton; sister-in-law, Kathryn Millam, Raytown, as well as 13 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the Northeast Baptist Church, Clinton, on Thursday, July 10, at 10 a.m. with Rev. James Eager officiating. Pallbearers were Jeremy Millam, Eric Millam, Brandon Millam, Randy Pogue, Chris Good and Chris Compton. Burial was in the Englewood Cemetery, Clinton, under the direction of Vansant-Mills Funeral Home, Clinton.

MILLER, Billy W.
Kansas City Star, 25 October 2008
Billy W. Miller, 59, of Gladstone, MO, passed away October 27, 2008 at North Kansas City Hospital, after a long battle with cancer. Bill was born July 29, 1949 in Appleton City, MO, the son of Billy and Cora (Bean) Miller. He was retired from U.P.S. in 2001. Bill was a member of the American Legion. He was a U.S. Army veteran of Viet Nam. Survivors include his wife of 39 years, Irene Miller of the home, 2 daughters, Shelly Clark and husband Justin of Parkville, MO, Deborah Miller of KC, MO, 1 son, Jeffrey Miller of Holden, MO, 6 Grandchildren, his parents, Billy and Cora Miller, 2 brothers, Walter Miller and David Miller, 2 sisters, Shirley Johnson and Mary Woods. The family suggest in lieu of flowers, contributions to St. Joseph the Worker, 2200 N. Blue Mills Road, Indep., MO 64058. Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m., Monday, October 27, 2008 at St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church. Visitation will be 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. prior to services at the church. Burial in New Salem Cemetery. Arr: New Salem Funeral Home & Cemetery 816-796-8600.

MILLER, Catharine Gilley
The [Lowry City, Missouri] Independent, 1 June 1922; no page number given, transcribed by Luster Earl Colley. Submitted by: Gregg Mattocks
Mrs. Catharine Miller - Mrs. Catharine Miller, wife of Francis M. Miller Sr., a former well known resident of this vicinity, died at the home of her son Willis Miller, in Carrollton, Missouri, May 28, 1922, at the age of 82 years, and 26 days. Her maiden name was Catharine Gilley and she was born in the state of Tennessee, May 3, 1840. She and her sister being orphans, they came with their uncle in their girlhood to Missouri, settling in Benton County, where she afterward married Francis M. Miller on the 8th of November, 1860. They lived in Warsaw, Missouri, a number of years, coming to Lowry City, in 1872. In a short time they bought a farm two miles north of town, where they lived for over forty years, making many friends, who will remember Mrs. Miller as a noble Christian character and a kind friend and neighbor. They sold their farm and moved to Kansas City, Missouri, in 1910, where they lived until the death of Mr. Miller, April 16, 1915, since which time she has made her home at Carrollton, Missouri. She leaves eight children to mourn her death: Alice, Clara, and Willis Miller of Carrollton, Missouri; Walter of Copan, Oklahoma; Frank of Kansas City, Missouri; mrs. Myrtle Jarvis, Yates Center, Kansas, and Nellie of Lowry City, all of whom were present at the burial of their mother. One son, Clarence, preceded her to the Great Beyond on August 12, 1896. Funeral services were held at Carrollton, May 29, 1922 at 2 p. m., conducted by her pastor Rev. G. L. Bush of that place. Interment was made at Lowry City cemetery, May 30, 1922, burial services being conducted by Rev. J. M. Hawkins.

MILLER, Claude
St. Clair County Republican - Supplement, Thursday, 16 December 1897
Died on December 8th, at the home of his parents, Claude, son of Mr. and Mrs. James Miller. Deceased was eighteen years of age and was well liked by all who knew him. He was sick but a few days and had been making his home for some time with his grandparents. The remains were interred in the Concord cemetery. The family have the sympathy of the entire community.

MILLER, Effie A. Edwards
Osceola Library Files
Woman Dies in Storm Fright - Mrs. Effie Miller, widow, living alone 4 miles southwest of Rainey, died suddenly at the home of Ed Allinson, where she had hurriedly gone during the storm of Saturday night. Mrs. Miller, whose home is about a quarter mile from the Allinson home, became frightened at the gathering storm which was accompanied with considerable lightning and wind. The woman’s husband during his life, had been struck by lightning and inured, and a barn of the Miller’s had once burned from that cause, therefore Mrs. Miller had developed a considerable apprehension in the approach of an electrical storm. Whenever a storm threatened it had been her practice to go to one of the neighbors and stay until it was over, and as she is quite a heavy woman the excitement and exertion of her journey uphill to the Allinson home Saturday evening evidently fatally overtaxed her heart. When Mrs. Miller had reached the Allinson home she sat upon the edge of a bed and complained that it was difficult to breathe. Suddenly she toppled over, and expired before aid could be given her. Funeral services for the deceased were held Monday afternoon at the Brethren Church, Rev. Abel Killingsworth officiating; burial in the Horn cemetery. -- Note: Horn Cemetery record – Effie A. Miller, born 21 December 1873; died 4 July 1931.

MILLER, Elizabeth
Osceola Library Files
Funeral services were held at two Tuesday afternoon at her home in Crooks Springs for 16 year old Elizabeth Miller, daughter of Anthony Miller. Although Elizabeth had been ill with rheumatism for two or three weeks death came suddenly Sunday afternoon at four. Elizabeth’s mother died about a year ago and as she was the oldest daughter much of the homemaking responsibility had fallen upon her. She is survived by two older brothers, Herbert who lives at home and Clyde who is in the CCC camp at California, Mo. Clyde was notified of her death and came home for the funeral. A younger sister, Ruby Faye, and two younger brothers, Albert Lee and Charles and the father Anthony Miller survive also. Mrs. Minnie Rogers of Pawnee, Oklahoma, a sister of Mr. Miller and Mrs. Bishop, Elizabeth’s maternal grandmother of Cleveland, Oklahoma were here for the funeral. The Rev. Jim Kirkland of Roscoe preached the service. A friend of Elizabeth’s from El Dorado Springs sang a solo and her neighborhood chums, the Keeton girls and the Misses Bradley and Tucker served as pall bearers. Interment was in the Mounds cemetery, east of Cedar Springs.

MILLER, Elizabeth
Card of Thanks - We wish to thank our friends and neighbors who were so kind during the illness and death of our daughter and sister. Anthony Miller and Children

MILLER, Frank Milton
"Deaths in Kansas City," Kansas City Star, 17 April 1915, page 2. Submitted by: Gregg Mattocks
MILLER - Frank Milton Miller, 76 years old, died at his home, 2608 Chestnut Avenue, yesterday. Mr. Miller is survived by his wife, Mrs. Katie G. Miller, and eight children: W. S. Miller of Lowry City, Mo.; W. H. Miller of Carrollton, Mo.; F. M. Miller and Miss Alice Miller of Kansas City; Mrs. Roman Evans of Calhoun, Mo.; Miss Nellie C. Miller of Lowry City; Miss Clara M. Miller of Carrollton and Mrs. John Jarvis of Yates Center, Kas. Burial will be in Lowry City.

MILLER, Fred James
Clinton Daily Democrat, 1 April 2004
Fred James Miller, 43, Collins, a farmer, died Tuesday, March 30, 2004, at his home. Funeral services will be Friday, April 2, at the Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel, Osceola. Burial will be in Robinson Cemetery, near Collins.

MILLER, Isabelle S. Greenwell
Lowry City, Missouri, 19 March 1942
Mrs. Isabelle S. Miller passed beyond at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Bertha Schmidt of Clinton on Saturday, March 7, 1942, where he had made her  home for over a year. Isabelle Greenwell was born Feb. 11, 1854 in St.  Clair County with the exception of 4 years, had always made her home in and  near Lowry City. A good woman, a member of the Baptist church here, and a mother of tender thought and love, her husband W.M. Gray Miller to whom she  was married May 1, 1879, preceded her in death 20 years ago. Mrs. Miller is survived by her two daughters Mrs. Bertha Schmitt of Clinton  and Mrs. J.C. Allen, Seattle, Wash.; 7 grand children, and five great  grandchldren. Mrs. Nettie Trigg, a half sister of Kansas City; and a half brother John C. Greenwell of Lowry City. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Hugh Sperry at 2 p.m. on Monday at  the Lowry City Baptist church where she had been a member many years. Burial was in the Lowry City cemetery under the auspices of the Wilkerson Funeral home.

MILLER, Jerry Don
St. Clair County Courier, 11 August 2006
Jerry Don Miller, 70, the son of John A. and Zelma L. (Turner) Miller, was born in Wichita, Kan., on Dec. 21, 1935. He departed this life Aug. 2, 2006, at St. Luke's Hospital, Kansas City. Jerry lived in the Kansas City area until age six, moving briefly to Baraboo, Wis., then to Liberty, Mo., where he grew up working on a farm just outside of town. Following graduation from Liberty High School Jerry attended Stevenson Automotive School in Kansas City. He moved to Gladstone before settling in Appleton City, Missouri in 1968. He had served as a volunteer on the Gladstone and Appleton City Fire Department. On Sept. 30, 1972 he and Kathryn C. Meyers were united in marriage at the First Christian Church, Appleton City, and to this union two sons were born. Jerry was employed as a mechanic at Barrows Chevrolet, later working for the Appleton City Water Department and worked for Tracker Boats until his health failed. He had been an Eagle Scout while growing up and he carried those values into his everyday life. Jerry was a member of the First Christian Church in  Appleton City and served there as a deacon. He enjoyed gardening and was an avid camper and fisherman. Jerry was preceded in death by his parents. Survivors include his wife, Kathy of the home; his two sons, Chris Miller and wife Kelly of Belton, and Tim Miller of Grandview; one sister, Sue and husband Lary Letzig; one grandson, Wyatt Miller; and one niece, Amy Letzig of Richmond, Va. Services were held at the First Christian Church, Appleton City, on Saturday, Aug. 5, with Rev. Tony Reynolds officiating. Interment was in the Appleton City Cemetery, Appleton City. Memorial may be made to the First Christian Church, Appleton City.

MILLER, Jerry Don
Kansas City Star, 4 August 2006
Jerry D. Miller, 70, Appleton City, MO (formerly of KC), died August 2, 2006. Funeral services 10:30 AM, Saturday, August 5, First Christian Church, Appleton City, MO. Visitation 9:30-10:30 AM Saturday at Church. Memorials to First Christian Church. (Arrangements: Hill & Son, Appleton City, MO.

MILLER, Lawrence E.
Clinton Daily Democrat, 2 May 2003
Lawrence E. "Butch" Miller, 56, Appleton City, died Wednesday, April 30, 2003, at Ellett Memorial Hospital, Appleton City. He is survived by his wife, Marilyn Miller, of the home; one son, Scott Miller, Fort Worth, Texas; one sister, Margaret Dealy, Oceanside, California; two brothers, Tom Miller, Bristow, Oklahoma, and Lenny Miller, Riverside; one stepdaughter Tammy Burchett, Schell City; one stepson, Tony Bales, Lee's Summit. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, May 3, at Hill & Son Funeral Home, Appleton City, with burial in Appleton City Cemetery.

MILLER, Mila Phyllis Mae Collins
St. Clair County Courier, Friday, 23 May 2008
Mila Phyllis Mae Collins was born May 8, 1936 in Osceola to Ralph Collins and Verda Rice. She passed away May 12, 2008 at her home in Lowry City, being cared for by both her family and her friend, Patricia Phelps.
Phyllis spent her early years helping her father run their farm. At a very early age Phyllis was the main homemaker of the home, taking care of the cooking, gardening, etc., while her father worked as a coal miner. Phyllis married Robert E. Miller in 1951-1981 and to this union were two children, Deborah Kaye and Robert Eugene. Phyllis was a very dedicated and hard working individual. In her career, she drove an OATS bus for St. Clair County, she purchased and managed The Patio Restaurant beginning in June, 1989, in Lowry City. She was the manager of Casey's general Store in Clinton and was promoted to a Casey's general Store in Blue Springs, with her career beginning in October 1994 and retiring in March 2005. After retirement she built her home in Lowry City. Phyllis is survived by her companion, Bob Dietrich, of Lowry City, daughter Deborah Perry and husband Jim of Independence, son Robert Miller and wife, Pam of Sweet Springs, Grandchildren; Lisa McGinnis and husband Gary, Kimberly Ault and husband Todd, Jaime Murrow and husband Richard, Nicholas Perry, Matthew Perry, Jennifer Marcille and husband Victor, Robin Cayden and husband Casey, Patricia Gross and husband Bobby and Jeremy Miller. Great grandchildren; Ryam Jake, Kyra, Cameron, Madelyn, Cody, Zofia, Victor, Desmond, Arriel, Isabelle, Casey Jo and many, many friends. She will be greatly missed by all. Services were held Friday, May 16 at Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel. Officiated by Rev. Steve Elsey, Music selections included "Amazing Grace", Nicholas Perry, soloist. Casketbearers were Jeremy Miller, Victor Zavala, Richard Murrow, Todd Ault, Gary McGinnis and Jim Perry. Interment was in Lowry City Cemetery. Arrangements were made by Sheldon-Goodrich Funeral Home, Osceola.

MILLER, Sidney Paul
Sidney Paul Miller Dies When Automobile Overturns - Sidney Paul Miller, 43, who resided just west of El Dorado Springs, was killed at 12:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 30, when his 1960 Ford car overturned on Highway 54, about one mile east of the No. 32 intersection. He was alone and eastbound at the time, and he apparently lost control of the vehicle, which went into the ditch on the north side of the road, struck an embankment and overturned on its top. He was thrown out by the impact, and death was due to a fractured skull. The accident happened at a point just west of the Bert Person farm. A life-long resident of the El Dorado Springs vicinity, Sidney Paul was born November 4, 1918, in Cedar County, the son of Henry and Buena Miller. He attended the local schools, and after graduation from high school, served four years in the Army during World War II. A disabled veteran, he had been wounded in action, receiving the Purple Heart and the Silver Star medals. On July 9, 1945, he was united in marriage to Helen Nadine Weant, and to this union one son was born. For the past three years he had been employed at the state hospital at Nevada. He was preceded in death by his father and three brothers. Surviving are his wife and son, Sidney Paul Jr., of the home; his mother, Mrs. Buena Miller, El Dorado Springs; two sisters, Dorothy Foster, Kansas City, and Patsy Ruth Underwood, Springfield; three brothers, Connie Mack, of Seattle, Wash., Harbert Leroy, Littleton, Colo., and Jerry Ray of California; one aunt, Mable Jones, El Dorado Springs; several nieces and nephews, other relatives, and many friends. Funeral services were held at the Gwinn-Carothers chapel Friday, June 1, at 1 o’clock, the Rev. G.H. Sublett officiating. Burial was in the El Dorado Springs cemetery, with military services by the American Legion.

MILLER, Wallace Olsen 
Kansas City Star, 12 November 2004 
Wallace O. Miller, 75, formerly of Osceola, MO, passed away November 9, 2004, at his home in Overland Park, KS. Wally was born in Kansas City, MO, the son of Ethel Marie Mitchell Miller and Dan J. Miller. Wally attended E.F. Swinney Elementary School, Westport High School, Kansas City Junior College, and received his BA Degree from the University of Kansas City (now the University of Missouri at Kansas City). Wally served in the US Army in Germany from 1951-1953. He joined Southwestern Bell in 1947. He worked in the plant and marketing departments in Kansas City, St. Louis, and New York. Before retiring in 1982 in St. Louis, he was Division Supervisor-ISC in the marketing department. He is survived by son Mark D. Miller, Ballwin, MO; his only daughter, Suzanne Marie Miller Neusitz preceded him in death in 2000. He is also survived by two granddaughters, Jessica Marie Neusitz and Andrea Jane Neusitz; son-in-law Kurt H. Neusitz, all of Webster Groves, MO; two sisters, Lydia Jane Miller, Leawood, KS, and Metta Louise Miller George, Yakima, WA; brother Bob D. Miller, Raymore, MO; and his very special friend Penny Singer, Overland Park, KS. His parents and a brother preceded him in death. Wally loved playing cards, especially Bridge and Gin Rummy. He also liked to fish, enjoyed cooking, reading, and attending the Missouri Repertory Theatre. Wally will be missed by his many friends, associates, and family members. His generosity, sense of fairness, devotion to duty, demonstration of self-reliance and self-responsibility, as well as his dry sense of humor, will be remembered and treasured. Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Clair County Food Pantry, Fifth and Market, Osceola, MO, 64776, or the American Heart Association, 6800 W. 93rd St., Overland Park, KS, 66212. Private funeral services will be 1 p.m. Saturday, November 13 at Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel, Osceola, MO, with burial in the Osceola Cemetery. (Arr. Sheldon-Goodrich Funeral Home, 417-646-8135)

MILLS, Blanche H.
Clinton Daily Democrat, 11 October 2002
Blanche H. Mills, 101, Osceola, died Wednesday, Oct 9, 2002, at the Truman Lake Manor in Lowry City. Mrs. Mills was the longtime owner/operator of the Wilson Drug Store in Osceola, retiring in 1997. Funeral services will be Monday, October 14, 11 a.m., at the Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel in Osceola with burial in the Osceola Cemetery.

MILLS, Michael
St. Clair County Courier, June 6, 1950
Mike Mills passed away at his farm home in the Tiffin community June 2. He was born in Illinois January 27, 1872 and had been a resident of the Tiffin area for 49 years. He is survived by his wife, the former Lydia Budd, and one son, Virgil, of Bonner Springs, Kans. He was a farmer and carpenter and had built many homes in the Tiffin vicinity. Funeral services were held at the Pleasant Springs Baptist Church at Oyer June 4 with Rev. Elmer Wright officiating. Burial was in the nearby cemetery under the direction of the Goodrich Funeral Home.

MINKS, Davis Sylvester
Sylvester Minks, Native of Collins, Dies June 18, 1965 - Funeral services were held in the Collins Baptist church Tuesday, June 22, for Davis Sylvester Minks of Higginsville, who died June 18. Officiating at the service was Rev. C.J. Bybee and burial was made in Holsapple Cemetery under the direction of Goodrich Funeral Home. Songs sung at the service were “Beyond the Sunset” and “In the Garden”. Mr. Minks was born at Collins March 10, 1885. He was married to Edosia Jackson on July 4, 1912. One daughter, Mrs. Fred Boileau preceded him in death. Survivors are wife; children, Cleve R. Minks, Higginsville, J.D. Minks, Higginsville, Cleo W. Minks, Higginsville, Curtis L. Minks, Higginsville, Mrs. Willie Simpson, Stockton, Calif., Mrs. Lynn Fleury, Salina, Kansas, Mrs. Frank Gleason, Dayton, Oregon, and Mrs. James Walker, Kansas City; 23 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; and one sister, Mrs. Durley Heard, Deepwater.

MINKS, Donald Ross
Clinton Daily Democrat, 16 April 2009
Donald Ross Minks, 81, Drexel, died Tuesday, April 14, 2009, at his home in Drexel. Funeral services will be Saturday, April 18, at D. W. Newcomer's Sons Noland Road Chapel. Graveside services will follow at the Holsapple Cemetery, Collins. He was born February 8, 1928, in Montrose to Claude and Estella Mae Minks. He was married to Lillie Rose Fugate on November 29, 1953. Survivors include his wife Lillie of the home; daughter Debbie and husband Mike James of Claremore, Oklahoma; daughter Kelli and husband Dr. Garry Miller of Belton; son Nick Minks of Independence; daughter Donna Miner and sons Terry Minks and Robert Minks of Clinton; grandsons Shane and wife Shana James of Texas, Justin of Seattle, Washington, Matt Minks of Drexel, Casey Reed of Lee's Summit; step-grandson Matt and wife Clara Miller of Lenexa, Kansas granddaughters Tracy Miner of Kansas, Ashley and husband Ethan Rowe of Adrian, Jamie Minks of Independence, Molly Miller of Belton, Regina and Renee Minks and Katie Miller of Belton; great-grandchildren Ayden James, Lucas Rowe, Kaelyn James, Taylor McCarthy & Annabelle Rowe.

MINKS, Samuel Darwin
Bolivar Herald, August 1999
Samuel Darwin "Pood" Minks, 83, Collins, died at 1:35 p.m. Thursday, July 29, 1999, at Big Spring Care Center, Humansville. He was born July 10, 1916, near Collins, the son of Richard G. and Mary Estella Nance Minks. He grew up in Collins and graduated from Collins High School in 1935. When World War II began, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy. As a Navy Seabee, he saw service in Africa and the Pacific. On Okinawa, he was chief petty officer responsible for the heavy equipment used to build Yonton Airfield. After World War II ended, he returned to Collins and married Virginia Worthington on May 25, 1946. They had two children, Raymond Gary Minks and Dana Minks Beamish. For most of his life he was a farmer at Collins. He was a member of St. Clair Lodge No. 273 A.F. & A.M., Sac-Osage VFW Post No. 4197 and Coon Creek Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his sister, Mildred Minks Disney, and his brother, Emery Minks, who died in infancy. Survivors include his wife, Virginia, of Collins; his son, Ray Minks, Sterling, Va.; his daughter, Dana Beamish, Ozark; one granddaughter, Virginia Kathleen Minks, Sterling, Va.; seven step-grandchildren and eight step-great-grandchildren. Services were Monday, Aug. 2, in Murray Chapel, Humansville, with Bro. Marshall Henderson officiating. Pallbearers were Ronnie Nance, Melvin Nance, Roger Culbertson, Raymond Powell, Burleigh Wheeler and Gerald Keller. Masonic rites were conducted by St. Clair Lodge No. 273 A.F. & A.M. Interment was in Freeman-Holsapple Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Hospice of Southwest Missouri, 1465 E Primrose, Suite A, Springfield MO 65704.

MINOR, Esther V. VanAllen
Ferry Funeral Home
Esther V. Minor, 87, Rich Hill, MO passed away on Saturday, November 14, 2009 in Nevada, MO at her daughter’s home, following a lengthy illness. She was born August 14, 1922 in Deepwater, MO to John Phillip VanAllen and Nannie Elizabeth Link VanAllen. She married Claude Minor June 16, 1937 in Nevada, MO. He preceded her in death May 25, 1980. Esther spent most all of her life around the Metz and Rich Hill area. She was a hard working homemaker. She loved to make quilt tops and cross stitch. Survivors include two sons, Philip Minor and his wife Shelly, Compton Junction, MO, and Jerry Minor, Metz, MO: two daughters, Betty Klotz and her husband Morris, Nevada, MO, and Carol Sawyer and her husband, Charley, Ft. Scott, KS. She also raised one grandson, Justin Minor. She is also survived by 10 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-granddaughter. Esther was preceded in death by her parents, three sisters, three sons and two daughters. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, Nov 19, 2009 at Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada, MO with Pastor Kim Osborn officiating. Interment will follow in Concord Cemetery, near Lowry City, MO. Friends may call now and until the hour of service at Ferry Funeral Home in Nevada and the family will receive friends at the funeral home Wednesday evening between 7:00 and 8:00 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made in her honor to the American Heart Association in care of Ferry Funeral Home, 301 S. Washington, Nevada, MO 64772.

MISTLER, Billy Lee
Kansas City Star, 2 October 1986
Billy L. Mistler - Billy Lee Mistler, 60, Edwardsville, died Thursday at the home. He was born in Monegaw Springs, Mo., and had lived in this area 40 years. Mr. Mistler was an electrician for the Kansas City Terminal Railway for 18 years, and for the Santa Fe Railway for 18 years before he retired in January. He was a member and treasurer of Local 866 of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers and was an Army Veteran of World War II. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Elva M. Mistler of the home; a son, Navy Lt. j. g. Dennis Mistler, Virginia Beach, Va.; two daughters, Mrs. Ellen Williams, Edwardsvlle, and Miss Lori Mistler of the home; his step-mother, Mrs. Martha Mistler, Appleton City, Mo.; a brother, Bob Mistler, Dixon, Calif.; a sister, Miss Virginia Bland, El Dorado Springs, Mo.; and six grandchildren. Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Church; burial in the Edwardsville Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the Porter Chapel.

MISTLER, Bobby D.
St. Clair County Courier, 16 March 2007
Bobby D. Mistler, 78, Dixon, Calif., was born on Jan. 26, 1929 in Monegaw Springs and passed away on March 2, 2007, in Woodland Hospital, Woodland, Calif. Soon after Bob graduated from high school, he made his home in California where he ran a successful trucking company for several years. In 1951 he married Barbara Kennedy and they had two sons, Kenny and Danny and an infant son who died soon after birth. Years later, he married Laura Mann and they were blessed with three children, Bobbie, Debbie and Clinton. Bob spent much of his later years traveling, spending time with his grandchildren, and was an active member of the Dixon Boat Club and Moose Lodge.Bob was preceded in death by his father, Bernice; his mother, Hazel; stepmother, Martha; brothers, Norman and Billy; wife, Barbara; second wife, Laura and an infant son, Danny. Bob is survived by two sons, Kenny and Clinton, both of Dixon, Calif.; two daughters, Bobbie, Dixon, Calif. and Debbie, Woodland, Calif.; one sister, Virginia Bland, El Dorado Springs; 10 grandchildren; six great grandchildren; many nieces; nephews; cousins; and a host of friends which were like family to him. He was respected and loved by many. Words cannot describe how much he was loved and will be missed. Services for Bob were held at the Dixon Community Church, March 9, under the direction of the Carpenter Funeral Home of Dixon, Calif.

MISTLER, Burnice Dewey
Newspaper clipping, with the year 1974 written in the margin.
Burnice Mistler - Funeral services were held Saturday, July 6, at 1:30 p.m. at Goodrich chapel for Burnice D. Mistler, who died at Ellett Memorial hospital, Appleton City, July 3 at the age of 70 years, 11 months and 23 days. Officiating at the service was Rev. R. J. Patterson. Richard Sunderwirth, soloist, was accompanied by Beryl Kiefer. Pallbearers were Charles Moore, Irvin Richey, Curtis Mistler, Ronnie Capps, James Allis and Melvin Woody, Jr. Burial was made in Mt. Zion cemetery. Burnice Dewey Mistler was born near Collins July 10, 1903. He has been retired 15 years from the Sun Flower Ordinance Works near DeSoto, Kansas, where he was employed as a pipefitter. Since his retirement he has made his home in or near Appleton City. He was reared as a boy on a Missouri farm by his mother, Francis Renniston Mistler, who died in 1937 and his father, William Henry Mistler who died in 1944. Burnice was one of nine children, seven of which have preceded him in death. Only one sister, Mrs. Bessie Richey of Monegaw Springs, survives. In 1923 he was married to Hazel Bell Moore who died in 1935. To this union was born four children: Norman, now deceased, Bobby of Dixon, Calif., Virginia Bland of El Dorado Springs and Billy of Edwardsville, Kansas. In Nov. 1942, Burnice was married to Martha Jane Veach. Survivors also include 12 grandchildren and 2 great-granddaughters.

MISTLER, Burnice Norman
Former Monegaw Resident Dies - Funeral services were held Thursday, July 24, at 2:30 p.m. in the Mt. Zion church for Burnice Norman Mistler, 38, who died July 20 at Dixon, Calif. Rev. Mike McKenzie officiated at the services and burial was made in the church cemetery under the direction of Goodrich Funeral Home. Mr. Mistler was born April 9, 1931 in Monegaw Springs. He had lived in the Sacramento, Cal., area the past 19 years except for two years when he served with the Armed Forces during the Korean conflict. He had attended Roscoe high school. His mother preceded him in death. Survivors are his wife, Tina; two sons, Burnice Norman, Jr., age 8, and Robert Donald, age 6 and three stepchildren of the home; his father and stepmother, Mr. and Mrs. B. D. Mistler of Appleton City; two brothers, Billy of Edwardsville, Kas., and Bobby of Dixon, Cal.; one sister, Virginia Bland of Los Angeles, Cal., and his maternal grandmother, Mrs. Katie Moore, Appleton City.

MISTLER, Burnice Norman
21 July 1969
Norman Mistler Rites July 24 - Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon, July 24, at 2:30 p.m. at Mt. Zion church, west of Osceola, for Norman Mistler, 38, of Dixon, Cal., who died at his home July 20. A former resident of St. Clair county, he had lived in California for about 17 years. Burial will be made in the church cemetery under the direction of Goodrich Funeral Home, Osceola. Survivors are his wife, Tina; two sons, Bernie Norman, Jr.; and Robert Donald; father, Bernie Mistler, route 2, Appleton City; two brothers, Bill of Edwardsville, Kas., and Bob, of Dixon, Cal., and one sister, Virginia Bland, Los Angeles, Cal.

MISTLER, Danny Ray
Newspaper clipping, with the year1957 written on the bottom.
Service For Infant - Graveside services were held Tuesday morning, March 26, for Danny Ray Mistler, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Robby D. Mistler of Hickman. The baby was born Monday, March 25th. Services in the Modesto Cemetery were conducted by Salas Brothers - Moore Funeral Chapel, with the Rev. Monty Davis of the Waterford Church of the Nazarene officiating. The child is survived by his parents, a brother Kenneth Gale, and grandparents, Mrs. Bernice Mistler of Eudora, Kans., Mrs. Lillie A. Moler of Waterford and Clifford A. Kennedy of Vallejo.

MISTLER, Hazel Bell Moore
St. Clair County Democrat, 15 August 1935
Hazel Bell Mistler - The oldest child of Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Moore of Monegaw Springs was born April 27, 1907 and departed this life on August 9, 1935, after a lingering illness of several years. April 28, 1925 she was married to Bernice D. Mistler. Their marriage was blessed with four as sweet children as God ever sent into a home. Hazel as everyone knew her, was a dutiful and loving wife and mother and took cheer and sunshine wherever she went. She braved the battle of life so cheerfully that none knew how she suffered. She had never become a member of any Christian organization but was of a Christian faith and said she had done all she could here and was ready to go. It seems strange that one so young and so much to live for should be called, but God's ways are wise and it is not for us in our human weakness to question. She leaves to mourn her loss, her husband and the four children, Billy Lee, age 9; Virginia Dell, 8; Bobby D., 6 and Norman, 4; her father and mother; one sister, Mrs. Wanetta Allis, of Appleton City; two brothers, Claude and Hubert of the home address; one sister, Russie Mae, who preceded her in death in infancy, and many other relatives and friends. As we bow our heads in sorrow with these loved ones and the swift tide of life flows on among us, may her life of cheerfulness be a guide to one and all. Her funeral was conducted by Rev. Miller at the Mt. Zion church and the remains were laid to rest in Mt. Zion cemetery.

MISTLER, Martha Jane Veach
22 December 2000
Martha J. Mistler - Martha Jane Mistler, daughter of Enas and Florence (Hoover Veach), was born near Osceola, March 28, 1913, and departed this life at her home in Appleton City, Dec. 16, 2000, at 87 years of age. Martha was married to Bernice Dewey Mistler in 1943. They lived in Lawrence, Kan. For 10 years where she worked for the Hercules Powder Plant during World War II. The remainder of her life was spent in the Montrose and Appleton City areas. She was a homemaker following that time. She was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Martha enjoyed farm life with her family and was a good cook. She attended the Church of God (Holiness) in Appleton City. Mrs. Mistler was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; two step-sons; a brother; and two sisters. Survivors include a stepdaughter, Virginia Bland, El Dorado Springs; one stepson, Bob Mistler, Dixon, Calif.; 12 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. Funeral services for Martha were Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2000, 10 a.m., at the Hill and Son Funeral Home, Appleton City, with Reverend Brent Bland officiating. Music selections were "The Last Mile of the Way", and "Beyond the Sunset". Casketbearers Nick Bland, Ben Bland, Gene Allis, Bob Capps, Don Capps and Allen Hoover.
Interment in the Mt. Zion Cemetery, rural Appleton City, under the direction of Hill and Son Funeral Home, Appleton City.

MISTLER, Martha Jane Veach 
Funeral Notice - Martha J. Mistler, March 28, 1913 - December 16, 2000; Age: 87 Years, 8 Months, 18 Days
Service: Hill & Son Funeral Home, Appleton City, Missouri, Wednesday, December 20, 2000, 10:00 A.M.
Minister: Reverend Brent Bland. Interment: Mount Zion Cemetery, Appleton City, Missouri.

MISTLER, Winnie Laura McKinley
St. Clair County Courier, 7 April 2006
Winnie was born April 7, 1911, in Monegaw Springs to James Daniel and Iciephene Suggs McKinley. Winnie went home to be with her Lord on Feb. 8, 2006, in Sacramento, Calif. Winnie was the youngest of eight children. Winnie married James M. Weant on Dec. 24, 1928 and to this union three children were born, Betty Lou, James David, J.D., and Donald Wesley. In 1954, Winnie was united in marriage to Ernie Slick Mistler.
Winnie ws preceded in death by both her husbands; all three of her children; her daughter-in-law, Paquita Weant; her parents, James and Iciephene McKinley; sisters and brothers, Thomas McKinley, Ethel Whitley, Pernia Heath, Roxie Keeton, Lloyd McKinley, Marie Weant and Flora Nelson. She is survived by her son-in-law, Dave Woody; her grandchildren, Karen Woody Heinz and her husband Tim, Luara Woody Koehn and her husband, Jeff, Jimmie Woody and his companion Bunny and Angelina Weant Murray and her husband, John; great grandchildren, David J., D.J. Woody nad his fiance KElly, Denette Murray, Ashley and Jeffrey Koehn; a host of nieces and nephews and many friends. Graveside services were Thursday, April 6, at the Benton Green Cemetery. The minister was Rev. Gene Gray. The recorded music was by Gail Ingle. Honorary casketbearers were Jimmie Woody, D.J. Woody, Tim Heinz, Jeffrey Koehn, Sr., Jeffrey Koehn, Jr., and John Murray.
Interment was at hte Benton Green Cemetery. Arrangements were by Sheldon-Goodrich Funeral Home, Osceola.

MITCHEL, Delmer L. “Mitch”
Clinton Daily Democrat, 10 May 2001
Delmer L. "Mitch" Mitchel, 68, Montrose, died Tuesday, May 8, 2001, at his home. He is survived by his wife, Lorene Mitchel, of the home; one son, Michael Mitchel, Creighton, and one daughter, Kathryn Strickler, Warrensburg; one brother, John Mitchel, Montrose, and four grandchildren. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, May 11, at Hill & Son Funeral Home, Appleton City, with burial in Montrose Cemetery.

MITCHEL, Helen Alice Hull
Clinton, Missouri - Helen Alice Mitchel, daughter of Melvin Adam and Dorothy Helen (Stevens) Hull, was born May 16, 1931 in Clinton, Missouri. She departed this life November 30, 2007 at Golden Valley Memorial Hospital in Clinton, Missouri at 76 years of age. Helen grew up in Ladue, Missouri moving to Montrose, Missouri at age 18 after her marriage to Ray Allen Mitchel on September 2, 1949. Reverend Wayman conducted the wedding ceremony at the brides home. In 1966 they moved to a farm near Butler, Missouri and then to Appleton City, Missouri in 1986. Helen remained in Appleton City until about two years ago when she moved to her daughter, Virginia's home. Helens children and grandchildren were the delight of her life. After each one graduated from high school or college she crocheted them an afghan. She taught classes for the 4-H club and enjoyed playing piano for church and any other event she was invited to play for. Even later in life Helen shared her love of music while living at Beech Street Apartments where she often played for her friends and neighbors enjoyment. Mrs. Mitchel joined Stones Chapel, later changing her membership to the Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Montrose. After the family moved she transferred her membership to Pleasant Gap Christian Church and finally to the First Christian Church in Appleton City. She was a faithful member of each church, teaching Sunday school to a variety of ages through the years and serving as regular pianist at Pleasant Gap. Preceding Helen in death were her parents; her husband who passed away in 1995; two sons, Wayne and Jay Dee Mitchel; a brother Melvin Bud Hull; a sister Elizabeth Butler and her husband George; and a grandson Amos Gilmore. Survivors include three children, Helen Virginia Gilmore of Montrose, Missouri, Dean Michel and wife Joyce of Rockville, Missouri, and Barbara Jean Wells and husband James of Blue Springs, Missouri; four brothers, Ralph Hull and wife June of Wichita, Kansas, Chuck Hull and wife Ruby of Clinton, Missouri, Howard Hull and wife Nadine of Azle, Texas and John Hull and wife Eileen of Kansas City, Missouri; eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren: Katina Bartin and husband Tim and their children Hannah, Jesse and John of Columbia, Missouri, Timon Gilmore and wife Mandi and their children Ryleigh and Marleigh of Republic, Missouri, Mary Winters and husband Joe and their son Tre of Columbia, Missouri, Julia Gilmore of Springfield, Missouri, Braun Mitchel and wife Beth of St. Louis, Missouri, Hannah Swift and husband Chris of Independence, Missouri, Barry Mitchel of Raleigh, North Carolina, and Melanie Wells and son Nathan Stark of Blue Springs, Missouri; two sisters-in-law, Lorene Mitchel and Virginia Hull; and a brother-in-law, John Mitchel and wife Alieen. Service: First Christian Church in Appleton City, Missouri on Tuesday, December 4, 2007 at 10:00 a.m. Minister: Reverend Tony Reynolds.  Visitation: Hill & Son Funeral Home in Appleton City, Missouri on Monday, December 3, 2007 from 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.  Interment: Montrose Cemetery in Montrose, Missouri. Memorial: First Christian Church.

MITCHELL, Jacqueline Jean Gordon
Kansas City Star, 6 August 2006
Jacqueline J. Mitchell, 67, of Roscoe, Mo., formerly of Kansas City, Mo., passed away August 3, 2006, at home. Services are 11 a.m. Monday, August 7, at the Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel in Osceola, (800) 775-8135, with visitation from 10-11 a.m. Monday at the chapel and burial in Benton Green Cemetery.

MITCHELL, Jacqueline Jean Gordon
St. Clair County Courier, 11 August 2006
Jacqueline Jean Mitchell was born July 4, 1939 in Chillicothe to John and Helen Louise Wilson Gordon. She passed away August 3, 2006, at her home in Roscoe. Jacky graduated from Central High School, Kansas City, in 1958. She worked for several years for the Deputy Constable of the 6th District in Jackson County and later worked for Divine Lighting. In 1959 she was united in marriage to Mike Kattou. To this union two sons were born, Michael Gordon and Christopher Michael. On June 2, 1979 Jacky married Don Mitchell who preceded her in death on December 9, 1998. Also preceding her in death are her parents and her brother, John Gordon, Jr. Jacky is survived by her two sons, Michael Kattou of Kansas City and companion, Betty Masten and Christopher Michael Kattou and his wife, Joni of Lawson; two grandsons, Michael Anthony Kattou and Spencer D. Kattou; three granddaughters, Katie Peterie, Alicia E. Kelley and Rachel A. Kelley; two great grandsons, Joshua Michael Fales and Gage A. Peterie; nephews, Shawn Gordon and Shannon Gordon; niece, Rashelle Otis; other relatives and friends. Services were on Monday, August 7, in the Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel and were officiated by Reverend Harvey Woods. Casketbearers were John Faulkner, Gary Wilson, Joe Crenshaw, Jody Crenshaw, Dennis Crenshaw, Lonnie Crenshaw, Gary Winfrey and Mike Stark. Honorary casketbearers were Shannon Gordon and Shawn Gordon. The interment was in Benton Green Cemetery.

MITCHELL, John Bernard
John Bernard (J.B.) Mitchell, 95, Stockton, gently passed away Saturday morning, Nov. 25, 2000, at Citizens Memorial Hospital, Bolivar. His three sons and long time caretaker were at his side. The son of Logan and Belle Mitchell, he was born April 24, 1905, on their small, backwoods farm near Dunnegan and was a lifelong resident of the surrounding area. J. B. married Mary Rosier in 1945 and she preceded him in death in 1974. He married Irma Futhey and she preceded him in death in 1994. His surviving sons are John Jr., Josh and Mark. He also has two grandchildren, Mary and Allison Mitchell. J.B. decided at 65 to run for State Representative when someone asked, "When are you going to start campaigning?" His simple answer was, "I started about 50 years ago!" He was a devoted community leader and dedicated public servant. At the age of 18 he started teaching in a one room schoolhouse and followed those humble beginnings to the most modern of classrooms. He was a graduate of Stockton High School, worked his way through SMS College in Springfield and received his Masters Degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia. J.B. served in the Navy from 1941 to 1945. A school administrator for 43 years, which included being superintendent in El Dorado Springs, he retired as an elementary school principle in Mt. Vernon. Continuing his community service, he served in the Missouri House from 1972-1978 representing the 134th District of Cedar, Dade, Lawrence and St. Clair Counties. Having a sense of style, J.B. was an entertaining storyteller and formidable debater. He greatly enjoyed the outdoors and raising cattle. Memorial services were at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Brumback Funeral Home, Stockton, with burial in the Stockton Cemetery.

MITCHELL, Leola Madeline Smith
Submitted by: Betty A. Hughes
Leola Madeline Mitchell passed away early Friday morning, February 24, 2006 at Cedar County Memorial Hospital in El Dorado Springs, Missouri. Madeline was born on January 23, 1921, near Roscoe, Missouri, to Wilks Franklin and Bessie (Green) Smith. She was preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Bessie Smith, her sisters: Myrtle Colson, Mollie Dawson, Lillian Dawson, Birdie Garver and Eunice Smith; brothers: Willie Smith and Roy Smith; two nephews and two nieces. She is survived by her loving husband of 65 years, Willis Lee Mitchell, Collins, Missouri, nine children: Dennis Lee Mitchell & wife , Sue of Collins, Mo., Melba Herndon & husband, Don, of Strafford, Mo., Janice Davis & husband, Al, of Lowry C ity, Mo., Mike Mitchell of Collins, Mo., Tommy Mitchell of Collins, Mo., Gary Mitchell of Montrose, Mo., Billy Mitchell of Clinton, Mo., Judy Calhoun & husband, Keith, of Masterson, TX. and Donita russell of Springfield, Mo., eleven grandchildren: Rick Mitchell & wife, Lisa of Collins, Mo., Debbie Ott & husband, Tim, of Collins, Mo., Jeff Mitchell & wife, Lisa, of Weaubleau, Mo., Kenny Braden of Collins, Mo., Karen Warmbrodt & husband, Mitch, of Appleton City, Mo., Kevin Braden of Collins, Mo., Amanda Gregg & husband, Jimmy, of Galena, Mo., Adrienne Mitchell of Chino Hills, California, Ashley Mitchell of Nixa, Mo., Misti Hagan & husband, Tim, of Richland, Mo., and Heather Russell of Springfield, Mo., Sixteen great-grandchildren, a special sister-in-lawm Marie Lutes of Roscoe, Mo., and a host of wonderful nieces and nephews who all held a special place in her heart. Madeline's entire life was devoted to caring for others. She was a loving wife, a wonderful mother and grandmother...but, she was so much more. Madeline was the "baby sister" in her family and she looked up to and loved her sisters and brother. They played an important role in her life from the beginning when they helped pick her name;, "Leola" after her big brother Roy's girlfriend, Wretha Leola Pasley (whom he married when Madeline was 15 months old) and "Madeline" from a book her sisters were reading at the time of her birth. The first real date that Madeline and Lee Mitchell had was going to the El Dorado Springs Picnic in July, 1938. Two years later on June 11, 1940, Madeline and Lee were married in the courthouse at Osceola, Missouri and it was Lee's twin sister, Marie and her husband, Ray Lutes, that stood up with them. Not long after they were married, they traveled to Oregon and lived an adventurous life on the banks of the Snake River for a little over a year. World War II came and Lee was called into the Army. Madeline returned to Missouri, pregnant with their first child, Dennis Lee. Family was always important to Madeline. Her life's work was to take care of her family's needs. She rose early each morning all those years when her children were in school to be sure they had breakfast, their homework was done and they were ready when the school bus came. The family set down to supper together every day. There was always homemade bread, meat, potatoes and vegetables, that she had canned or frozen and almost always some kind of dessert. If a friend came home with the kids, there was always enough for them too! Everyone was always welcomed into her home. In the early years of raising her family, she had little time for other activities. But, when the youngest kids reached shool age in the late 1960's, she became very active in the PTA. She served at various leadership levels, including, President of the Collins PTA. When the boys became involved with Little League ballgames, you would find Madeline working in the concession stand at every game. Madeline was always interested in genealogy, so when her kids were grown, she spent some of her time gathering information on her family tree as well as Lee's. She spent hours putting her finds into scrapbooks. She prepared a handwritten notebook for her children of the family tree on both sides, taking it back several generations. She especially enjoyed visiting with her nieces who shared her interests in genealogy. Madeline's sons and daughters will tell you that she was their friend and their confidant. She always offered encouragement and had a positive attitude that everything would be okay. She taught them to "do the best you can" and "make the best of what you have." She lived by the Golden Rule, "Do unto others as you would have others do unto you." They stated simply: "She would laugh with and cry with us and always loved us." She was proud of her family. Services were held on Tuesday, Feb. 28, at Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel in Osceola, Mo. Minister: Allen Kauffman. Tributes were given by two granddaughters, Karen Warmbrodt and Adrienne Mitchell. Music was by Richard Sunderwirth and Gail Ingle singing, "Will There Be Any Stars In My Crown" and "In The Garden". Casketbears: Rick Swopes, Ron Swopes, Mike Dawson, Jeff Dawon, Greg Hooper, Alan Hooper. Interment Benton Green Cemetery, North of Roscoe, Missouri

MITCHELL, Leola Madeline Smith
St. Clair County Courier, 3 March 2006
Leola Madeline Mitchell passed away early Friday morning, Feb. 24, 2006, at Cedar County Memorial Hospital in El Dorado Springs. Madeline, as she was known to all her family and friends, was born on Jan. 23, 1921, near Roscoe, to Frank and Bessie Green Smith. She was preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Bessie; her sisters, Myrtle Colson, Mollie Dawson, Lillian Dawson, Birdie Garver and Eunice Smith; brothers Willie Smith and Roy Smith; two nephews and one niece. She is survived by her loving husband of 65 years, Willie Lee Mitchell, Collins; nine children, Dennis Lee Mitchell and his wife Sue of Collins, Melba Herndon and her husband Don of Strafford, Janice Davis and her husband Al of Lowry City, Mike Mitchell of Collins, Tommy Mitchell of Collins, Gary Mitchell of Montrose, Billy Mitchell of Clinton, Judy Calhoun and her husband Keith of Masterson, Texas, and Donita Russell of Springfield; 11 grandchildren; Rick Mitchell and his wife Lisa of Collins, Debbie Ott and her husband Tim of Collins; Jeff Mitchell and his wife Lisa of Weaubleau; Kenny Braden of Collins, Karen Warmbrodt and her husband Mitch of Appleton City, Kevin Braden of Collins, Amanda Gregg and her husband Jimmy of Galena, Adrienne Mitchell of Chino Hills, Calif., Ashley Mitchell of Nixa, Misti Hagan and her husband Tim of Richland and Heather Russel of Springfield; 16 great grandchildren; a special sister-in-law, Marie Lutes of Roscoe; and a host of wonderful neices and nephews who all held a special place in her heart. Services were held Tuesday, Feb. 28, at the Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel. The minister was Allen Kauffman. The tributes were by Karen Warmbrodt and Adrienne Mitchell. The music was "Will There Be Any Stars In My Crown" by Richard Sunderwirth, soloist, and "In The Garden" by Richard Sunderwirth and Gale Ingle. Gale Ingle was the accompanist. Casketbearers were Rick Swopes, Mike Dawson, Greg Hooper, Ron Swopes, Jeff Dawson and Alan Hooper. Interment was in the Benton Green Cemetery.

MITCHELL, Lula May Snyder
Clinton Daily Democrat, May 1993
Lulu May Snyder Mitchell, seventh child of John Daniel Snyder and Annie Lee Raney Snyder, was born Oct. 2, 1902 near the community of Mt. Zion and departed this life May 12, 1993 at Sac-Osage Hospital, Osceola, at the age of 90 years. She moved with her family at the age of 2 years to the J. D. Snyder farm in Lowry City. She graduated from Lowry City High School in 1922 and taught elementary school at the Lewis and Prairie Grove Schools before her marriage. She was united in marriage to Edwin Lyle Mitchell on Dec. 29, 1923 at the Methodist Parsonage in Osceola. They moved to Blackwell, Ok. where Lyle was employed with an oil company. Later, he was associated with baking institutions there and in Danville and Herscher, Ill., moving back to Lowry City after retirement in 1966. Even though she did not have children of her own, her nieces and nephews were very special to her. She was a member of the Lowry City United Methodist church since early childhood. She was active in church work and enjoyed crafts. She was a devoted wife and homemaker.
Preceding her in death were her father and mother; five brothers, J. T. (Tom), Willie, Charles, Uel and Howard (Tat) Snyder; four sisters, Mary Bunch, Emma Charles, Lora Stehwein and Pearl Witty. She is survived by many nieces and nephews and one brother-in-law. Funeral services were Saturday, May 15, at Lowry City United Methodist Church. Burial in the Lowry City Cemetery.

MITCHELL, William Stanley
St. Clair County Courier, 4 March 2005
William Stanley Mitchell, age 84, of Quincy, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2005, at his home. He was born in Quincy on Dec. 18, 1920, the son of Floyd J. and Fratie B. Bernard Mitchell. On June 24, 1940, he was united in marriage to Nannie Helen Harvey in Versailles. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife of 64 years Helen; and a brother, Howard Mitchell. He is survived by two brothers, J. Dallas and Monte Mitchell, of Independence; two sisters, Betty Houtchens, Independence, and Bonnie Stevens of Danbury, Conn.; several nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held Saturday, Feb. 26, at the Rester Funeral Home in Warsaw, with Rev. Kent Parsons and Rev. Ken Bolton officiating. Burial with military honors was held in the Mt. Zion Cemetery near Quincy. In lieu of flowers Stan requested memorials be made to Quincy Town Hall, Mt. Zion Cemetery or Benton County Hospice.

MITCHELL, Willis Lee
Submitted by: Betty A. Hughes
Willis Lee Mitchell passed away Monday, October 9, 2006, at his home west of Collins, MO. Lee was born on April 28, 1922, near Roscoe, Missouri, to George David & Mary (Mays) Mitchell. He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 65 years, Madeline (Smith) Mitchell, his parents, his brothers, James, Jesse, George and Charles Mitchell, his sister, Nell Smith and one nephew. He is survived by nine children: Dennis Mitchell (Sue), Collins, Melba Herndon (Don), Strafford, Mo, Janice Davis (Al), Lowery City, Mo., Mike Mitchell, Collins, Tommy Mitchell, Collins, Gary Mitchell, Montrose, Mo. Billy Mitchell, Clinton, Mo., Judy Calhoun (Keith), Masterson, TX., and Donita Russell, Springfield, Mo. Eleven grandchildren: Rick Mitchell (Lisa), Collins, Debbie Ott (Tim), Collins, Jeff Mitchell (Lisa), Weaubleau, Mo., Kenny Braden, Collins, Karen Warmbrodt (Mitch), Appleton City, Mo., Kevin Braden, Collins, Amanda Gregg (Jimmy), Galena, Mo., Adrienne Price (William), Chino Hills, CA., Ashley Mitchell, Nixa, Mo., Misti Hagan (Tim), Richland, Mo., and Heather Russell of Springfield, Mo. Eighteen great grandchildren and his twin sister, Marie Lutes, Roscoe, Mo. Lee married his sweetheart, Madeline Smith, on June 11, 1940. In July, he took his new bride to Oregon where they lived on the banks of the Snake River and he worked at various jobs including mining, cutting wood and the Union Pacific Railroad. He served in World War II and gained the rank of Sergeant. He served from September 24, 1942 to October 15, 1945, with much of his tour of duty spent in Alaska where he was in the 715th Railway Operating Battalion and later in the 778th TC Track Maintenance Platoon. He returned to Missouri when he was discharged from the army. Lee was a member of the original Collins, Missouri Highway Department crew when it began in began in 1954. He helped to build the highway barn and was a maintenance worker and crew leader for the highway department until he retired in 1984. He also farmed on his eighty acres and has raised everything from guineas to hogs and cattle. He and Madeline always raised a large garden and shared their harvest with friends and neighbors. He somehow found time in the late 1960's to help coach his sons' little league baseball team. He always enjoyed sports and even last week was calling to check on his great-granddaughter's games as she pitched her team to district finals. Lee was a loving husband, a wonderful father and a very special grandfather. He overcame adversity many times in his life. It was difficult to be in Alaska when his wife was giving birth to his first son in Roscoe, Mo. He battled cancer when his baby girl was still in grade school. He took wonderful care of his wife the last 18 months of her life. Lee was a good friend and a very, good storyteller. He loved to tell a good joke and no matter how tough things were, he loved to hear a good joke. He loved the outdoors...he had some great stories about deer hunting trips with his late friend, Mick Long and fishing trips with his late friend, Pogue Kauffman. He also had some good stories about an overnight stay on the river with his young grandsons. Lee enjoyed many things: reading a good western novel, visiting with friends & family, sitting down to a good meal or laughing at a Red Skelton video, but, no doubt, most of all, helping somebody. He will be be missed greatly. Funeral service was held at the Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel, Osceola, Mo. with burial in the Benton Green Cemetery, north of Roscoe, Missouri.
 


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